Obituary Notices for Thursday the 17th of January

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ The death has taken place at his home of Mick Kennedy, Tullycleave, Ardara.His remains are reposing at his home.Removal from there on Saturday afternoon at 12.30pm to the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara for 1 o’clock Requiem Mass.Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Family flowers only, donations in lieu to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny General Hospital – c/o Seamus Shovlin and Sons, Funeral Directors or any family member.**********************The death has taken place of Packie Moore, Narin Portnoo.His remains are reposing at his home.Removal from there tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10.30am to St Conal’s Church, Kilclooney for 11 o’clock Requiem Mass.Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Family flowers only, donations in lieu to the Palliative Care, Letterkenny General Hospital- c/o Seamus Shovlin and Sons, Funeral Directors or any family member.**********************The death has taken place at Letterkenny Hospital of Liam Boland, 384 Conneyburrow Road, Lifford.His remains are reposing at his home.Funeral from there tomorrow (Friday) morning at 1015am for Requiem Mass in St Patricks Church, Murlog at 11am.Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Friends of Lifford Hospital c/o Quigley Funeral Directors, 1A Newtown Place, Strabane.******************The death has taken place at Stewart’s Care Centre, Palmerstown, Dublin of James Breslin, son of Jim & Mary, 1 Fr McLoone Terrace, Oldtown, Letterkenny.Remains are reposing at his sister Mena & Anthony Delap’s residence, 28 Orchard Grove, Ballyraine, Letterkenny.Funeral from there tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11.15am going to St Eunan’s Cathedral for 12 noon Requiem Mass with interment afterwards to Conwall Cemetery.Family time please from 11pm – 10am.Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Stewart’s Care Centre c/o any family member.******************The death has occurred at Buncrana Nursing Home of Sarah Smith, nee McGowan, 22 Marian Park, Buncrana.Remains reposing at her home.Requiem Mass this morning at St Mary’s Church, Cockill for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock.Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.*********************The death has occurred in Saudi Arabia of Neil Raymond.His remains are reposing at his parent’s Colm and Maureen Raymond’s home at Letter, Clonmany.Funeral from there tomorrow (Friday) morning to St Michael’s Church, Urris fro funeral Mass at 11 o’clock.Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.House private please from 10pm to 11am.Family flowers only, donations in lieu to The Sads Foundation – c/o any family member. Twitter By News Highland – January 17, 2013 Obituary Notices for Thursday the 17th of January Previous articleJustice Minister accused of ingoring Donegal burglary problemNext articleGAA – First Win of the Year For Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

In search of RDC fraud with Aite Group’s Shirley Inscoe

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Many of us remember when online banking first launched and consumers were saying, “Are you crazy, I’m not managing my money on the Internet. I’m still getting lost in an AOL chat room.” Even more of us remember when mobile banking first came about — once we got used to the Internet — and still we said, “Are you crazy, I’m not managing my finances from my cell phone I’m still figuring out the five ringtone settings and pushing the ‘T-U-V’ button three times just to get the the letter ‘V’.” And shortly thereafter, once we got used to mobile banking, mobile remote deposit capture technology came into our lives and we, along with banks and credit unions, were saying, “Are you crazy, I’m not taking a picture of a check with my Galaxy iPhone 5s HTC Windows Nexus LG smartphone and praying to God that it magically appears in my account tomorrow. Ain’t no way, man.”But here we are today: We absolutely, positively cannot live without this stuff. And for the most part, it’s pretty darn secure — especially RDC, as many thought this technology would be rife with fraud. But after nearly a decade, it’s next to nothing. I, for one, remember banks and credit unions appreciating the advent of this technology but scared silly that it would be a fraudster’s nirvana. Nope.So what gives? continue reading »last_img read more

For shutdown cornerback Ikegwuonu, gambles pay off

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAlthough gambling and football should have little — ifanything — to do with one another, a great cornerback and a great gambler havemore in common than one might believe.Both possess a unique swagger, one that exudes a sense ofconfidence that tiptoes dangerously close to hubris. Both have the uncannyability to remain calm under circumstances that warrant considerable angst.Both understand the double-edged sword of risk taking, which can result ingreat gains and even greater losses. No player exhibits these intangibles morethan University of Wisconsin junior cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu. Even his catchymoniker, “Black Jack,” a nickname that has followed him to Camp Randall fromhis playing days at Madison Memorial High School, draws strong parallelsbetween the cornerback position and gambling.On the field, Ikegwuonu is typically matched up one-on-onewith the opposing team’s top receiver.”Cornerback is a tough position. It is really hard mentallyto play the position because you know that you’re not going to make every playand receivers are going to catch some balls,” Ikegwuonu said. “When you’replaying cornerback and you get beat on a deep ball, everybody knows. But youhave to be able to put it behind you and move to the next play.”Over the course of his career at UW, Ikegwuonu hasestablished himself as one of the most feared cornerbacks in the conference.”I don’t even think he knows how much talent or skill hehas,” freshman cornerback Aaron Henry said. “He plays the game so relaxed andcomfortable.”Nobody has come to appreciate Ikegwuonu’s unique combinationof awareness and athleticism more than defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz.”He has great speed and size,” Hankwitz said. “He hasexcellent ball skills and he has great coverage ability.”After a 2006 campaign that culminated in an impressivevictory over Arkansas in the Capital One Bowl, Ikegwuonu and the rest of thedefense were eager to pick up where they had left off. However, amid loftypredictions and high personal expectations, the Badger defense looked a shellof their former selves for much of the 2007 season. The unit struggled mightily,and Ikegwuonu’s coverage often resulted in big plays.”Everybody was talking about how good we did last year andhow good our defense was supposed to be,” Ikegwuonu said. “It is easy to getcomplacent when everyone is telling you how good you should be. I thinkeverybody thought that things would just happen and that we didn’t have to goout there and make things happen ourselves.”As the Badgers’ defensive rankings plummeted, so didIkegwuonu’s confidence. The player who once demoralized opposing receivers wasgone along with his usual confident swagger.”I didn’t really know what was happening. It was just a lackof focus,” Ikegwuonu said. “You just have to focus on every play and do thelittle things right, and then you will have success. As soon as I started toreally focus and not get complacent and use my technique, I started turning myseason around.”Against Michigan, Ikegwuonu reminded everyone why he washeralded as one of the nation’s top cornerbacks. As the Wolverines threatenedto snap the Badgers’ winning streak at home, Ikegwuonu came up with a timelyinterception that sealed a win over the conference rivals.”I was just gearing up for the big play after struggling allyear. On a big down like that, you know they were going to try to get the ballto Mario (Manningham), and I was ready for that,” Ikegwuonu said. “I got a goodjam at the line and just trailed him and he broke in the same time I broke in.I looked back and the ball was right there. I just needed something like thatfor my confidence.”Despite recording only one interception over its course,Ikegwuonu’s stellar play in the second half of the season earned him aunanimous first team All-Big Ten selection.”It says a lot about what everybody else feels about yourability as a player,” Ikegwuonu said. “I am definitely grateful andappreciative to all of those who voted me in.”On New Year’s Day, the Badgers will battle the high-octaneoffense of the Tennessee Volunteers in the Outback Bowl. Ikegwuonu will likelycover Tennessee’s offensive dynamo Lucas Taylor, who has five touchdowns tocomplement a 1,000-yard season. Although the Volunteers’ offense has theability to light up the scoreboard at a whim, with Ikegwuonu on the field, allbets are off.last_img read more

Un-sharp Dereck Rodriguez knocked around as Yankees sweep past Giants

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Dereck Rodriguez took the mound Sunday at Oracle Park with the third-best walk rate in the National League — his 1.61 sits behind Max Scherzer and Madison Bumgarner.But Rodriguez struggled to find the strike zone out of the gate against the Yankees, who worked him for four walks and four earned runs in his three-inning outing. Those four walks tie for the most Rodriguez has allowed in his short career.It was enough …last_img read more

Greening it up in Cape Town

first_imgA tranquil scene in the Company Gardens, situated in the heart of Cape Town next to the parliament precinct. (Image: City of Cape Town) The Green Point stadium in July 2009, with Table Mountain in the background. (Image: City of Cape Town) A selection of the icons that will soon become familiar to everyone using the Cape Town green map. (Image: Green Map System) Janine ErasmusGreen-minded Capetonians and visitors can now rest assured that their living, working and playing impact on the environment will be minimal, thanks to the Cape Town green map.The map is a 2010 Fifa World Cup legacy project initiated by the City of Cape Town as part of its Green Goal 2010 action plan. Green Goal 2010 aims to make the upcoming World Cup as gentle on the environment as possible.The green map joins other projects in one of nine Green Goal target areas, this one set to specifically promote environmental awareness, sustainable lifestyles and environmentally efficient building practices.Projects include an anti-littering and waste recycling campaign, a campaign to encourage drinking of tap water rather than bottled water (as the quality of local tap water is more than sufficient), and green buying for events related to 2010.Plans are underway to include the green map in the 2010 visitors’ and event guides, thereby promoting responsible tourism.And as a 2010 legacy project, the map will endure as a valuable resource for residents, visitors and the commercial sector.Leading the wayLaunched on World Environment Day in June 2009, the green map is currently only available online, but a print version is expected before the end of 2009.Cape Town is one of the few cities on the globe to lie within a national park and according to city management, is therefore perfectly positioned to lead the way on the continent with a green map. Not only is the initiative the first in Africa, but it is also the first to map the city from a green perspective.As one of the world’s most sought-after destinations, Cape Town is bracing itself for a surge of football- and nature-mad tourists over the months of June and July 2010, and beyond. Cape Town is a 2010 host city, and now boasts a state-of-the-art, newly renovated venue – the spectacular Green Point stadium that is scheduled for completion in December 2009.The region is also home to the Cape floral kingdom, the smallest of the world’s six floral kingdoms, but by far the richest. At least 70%, or about 6 200, of the 9 000-plus plant species of the Cape Floral Kingdom are found nowhere else on Earth. There are six endemic species of birds, four of mammals, 22 of reptiles, 16 of amphibians, and 14 of freshwater fish.This unique environment and wealth of biodiversity is one of the city’s greatest assets. The development of the green map aims to help protect that environment by guiding visitors and residents in ways of sustainable living.It also points out the greenest spots in Cape Town and offers an ever-growing directory of green products and services. These include green spaces, alternative energy sites, green accommodation, green markets and eateries, green events, recycling sites and drop-off points, and much more.Global communityCape Town is now part of a worldwide network of 566 similar maps in 55 countries in the Green Map community.One of the project’s outstanding features is that it is powered by the open source Green Map system, which combines a globally accepted set of standard icons with Google’s advanced mapping technology. Users are encouraged to submit their favourite sites for inclusion.The green map’s icon set is divided into three categories – culture and society, sustainable living, and nature. These cover everything from eco-clubs to sources of organic local food to community gardens, bicycle paths, fairtrade companies, green map availability points (for the printed version), amphibian habitats and scenic viewpoints.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesCape Town “best city on the world”Cape Town: a sustainable cityCape Town makes elite listUseful linksCape Town green mapGlobal green map systemGreen Goal – City of Cape TownBiodiversity hotspotslast_img read more

How to Convert One-Time or Annual Donors into Monthly Givers

first_imgRevisit the language you’re using in your appeals. Frame your ask in such a way that it’s a win-win situation-monthly donations for you, convenience and budgeting for your donors. (Read more about the four parts of a great fundraising appeal.) Make sure your donation form offers a recurring giving option. Whenever you’re asking for money, ask for the monthly pledge, not just a one-time gift. (Need a donation form that allows and encourages donors to set up monthly giving? Find out more about DonateNow.) Package the appeal in an exciting way. For example, some organizations have an ambassador program or a sponsor-a-child every month program. Put a face on that sustainable gift. This way you’re creating some tangible tie to the idea of giving every month. Remember: To increase charitable donations, you should appeal to the heart–not the head. Thinking about monthly giving is one of the smartest things you can do as a fundraiser. At Network for Good, we find that 30-40% of the online donation volume coming from a nonprofit’s website is monthly giving. It would be wonderful for nonprofits to thank people every month instead of asking them for donations every few weeks.How do you do that? How do you turn your annual givers into monthly supporters? Don’t be afraid to ask for a monthly gift of support after someone completes a one-time transaction. It can be ingrained as a nice thank-you message: “Thank you so much for making a one-time gift. This is how you can put your support to work for us each and every month. Would you consider becoming a monthly supporter?” This can be done when asking for another gift later in the year, but consider this: First-time online donors are more likely to turn into monthly donors within three days their original online gift. Think of using this strategy during the holidays when you’re experiencing high traffic of one-time donations!Source: Adapted from the Nonprofit 911 Presentation “The Experts Are In! Your Online Fundraising and Nonprofit Marketing Questions Answered.”last_img read more

How to Build Relationships and Achieve Fundraising Success in a Web 2.0 World

first_imgPresented October 10, 2008 at the The Technology in the Arts Conference in Pittsburgh. Download the slides [PDF] below.Social networking tools like Facebook, MySpace and blogs were the hot topic of the past year. So are they worth your time?  How can you fundraise successfully with Web 2.0?  Does using the Internet mean getting rid of your offline marketing tactics?Establishing your organization’s brand and presence on the Web, with opportunities for potential donors to learn, blog, question and connect, leads to community-building and, ultimately, long-term giving. Join Jono Smith, director of marketing at Network for Good, to learn how to build affinity for your organization and use your Web presence to turn Web visitors into Web donors.Session attendees will leave with:Practical tips for how (and why) to dive into online fundraisingAn understanding of the new “Web 2.0? model of online communicationsHow and why community-building works for fundraising, and how you can empower your supporters to become champions for your causeWhy Web 2.0 makes community-building easier for youSession Leader:Jono Smith is responsible for marketing Network for Good’s online fundraising services to nonprofit organizations.  Network for Good is a nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits raise money and reach supporters online.  Network for Good has processed more than $200 million in donations for 30,000 nonprofits since its 2001 founding by AOL, Cisco and Yahoo!.  Prior to joining Network for Good, Jono spent eight years at SunGard Higher Education, where he was responsible for managing the company’s marketing efforts in Europe and the Middle East.  Jono also held marketing and sales positions at SCT and Campus Pipeline, before their acquisitions by SunGard.  Prior to this, Jono served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the Director of White House Communications.  Jono holds an undergraduate degree in English from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.  In his personal time, Jono has raised over $10,000 for AIDS vaccine research.last_img read more

Twitter Fundraising: Holy Grail or Fail Whale?

first_imgDownload the MP3 audio recording, transcript, free e-book and presentation slides below!Everybody’s talking about Twitter and its potential for online fundraising, but is anyone actually raising money with it? What are the key success factors shared by nonprofits who have used Twitter successfully? Where do nonprofits start on Twitter?This webinar covers how to tell if Twitter is a good fit for your organization and where to find recommended resources, free tools and reading.In this presentation you will:Know how to explain Twitter to your grandmotherMaster the 4 post types – when and how to use themUnderstand the pros and cons of Twitter vs. email and direct mailLearn Twitter campaign management basicsTraining made available in part due to the support of the Surdna Foundationlast_img read more

How to convince your skeptical boss that social media has merit

first_imgskepticism by cbcastor via flickrI am asked almost weekly how to convince nonbelievers in an organization give social networking efforts a try. So I thought I’d answer that question here and as an upcoming guest post on Beth Kanter’s blog, since she’s likely given you many good ideas of how to use social media – and you’ve likely run into internal roadblocks on the road to Web 2.0.1. Change the subject: If you’re having a debate over the value of social media, you’re having the wrong discussion. The discussion should be about your organization’s goals – with web 2.0 being the means, not the end (see #2).2. Make it about what your boss already wants: Don’t position your web 2.0 idea as a social media initiative; frame it as your initiative to support your boss’s goals, in your boss’s language.3. Make it about the audience: A good way to depersonalize the web 2.0 debate is to make it about your target audience’s preferences rather than a philosophical tug of war between you and said boss.4. Sign your boss up to listen: Set up Google Alerts and TweetBeep for your boss, so she or he can see that there are already many discussions about your organization going on online. Once this apparent, two things are likely to happen. First, it will become clear that your organization no longer controls your message online – so worrying about social media causing a lack of control is not worth fearing. That day is already here. Second, it will be hard not to want to join those conversations online – which is what web 2.0 engagement is all about.5. Set some ground rules: Set a social media policy for your organization, so it’s clear how to respond to what you’re hearing – and what types of initiatives have internal support.6. Start clear and small: If you’re going to start an initiative, make it a small one with clear goals so you know how to measure success.7. Report, report, report: Share every little bit of progress and give your boss credit for it!Last – a word of caution. Don’t think you have all the answers. This isn’t a crusade, it’s a learning experience for everyone. You boss’s recalcitrance may be well founded. Make sure there IS a good case for your initiative and if it does fail, share and learn from what went wrong. There is no shame in gaining knowledge from mistakes – for you, or your boss.last_img read more