Mic’d up scrumhalf Josh Holmes puts in a vocal performance in the NRC

first_imgTuesday Sep 15, 2015 Mic’d up scrumhalf Josh Holmes puts in a vocal performance in the NRC This week Fox Sports decided to place a microphone on a scrumhalf, something they were probably best advised not to do. It turned out well though, as Josh Holmes had a great match for the North Harbour Rays, as the mic captured some of his ‘passionate’ exchanges.Holmes, formerly of the Waratahs and the Brumbies, ran well with ball in hand and harassed the referee all night long. Some of his protestations were possibly a bit overboard, but are no doubt exaggerated by the amplified audio.He got a talking to from the referee eventually, which probably fired him up even more.It’s one of the better mic’d up pieces so far, and you can view more in the Related Posts below.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Peter and Christy share the week

first_img3rd Connie Walsh (13) 36pts4th Jorn Finnerup (26) 35ptsPeter Henshaw.In an effort to show that last week was no fluke but rather a trend, Christy ‘good’ Knight followed up with a top spot today and the man of the match honours with a terrific 42 points.  So it’s congrats to the red hot player from the old Sod!Christy’s 42 points overshadowed the fine effort from Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby whose 37 took the silver step on the podium.  Connie Walsh, another player in top form, filled the bronze step with a solid even par round.  This left Jorn Finnerup to close the flight with 35 points.Monday, August 29, Green wood A & B – Stableford1st Bernard Green (29) 38pts2nd Ken Hole (17) 36pts3rd Peter Henshaw (23) 35ptsA small but tidy group, due no doubt to our back to back playing days, traveled up the 331 highway to tackle Greenwood A & B layouts, always a popular venue for the group.  The course was in fine nick and the weather was hot and humid.The day and match honours went to Bernard Green who shot a best on the day 38 points.  Ken Hole could only get within two of the winner but that was enough to secure the silver spot ahead of two players knotted on 35 points; Co. Dublin man Peter ‘the silver surfer’ and Kevin ‘the Thunder from down under’ Rogers and when the knot was undone it was Peter who claimed the bronze leaving Kevin you know where and potless.Wednesday, August 31, Crystal Bay B & C – Stableford1st Takeshi Hakozaki (15) 40pts2nd Peter Henshaw (23) 36ptsChristy Knight.Crystal Bay is one of the local courses that can play quite easy or be extremely difficult dependent on where the green-keeping staff place the flags on the greens.  On this day some holes were relatively easy and some extremely difficult and this combined with the hot and humid conditions looked to a good challenge for the lads.  So it was somewhat of a surprise to see Takeshi Hakozaki hand a splendid 40 points to take the match honours,  Takeshi was four clear of Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw, a sound effort and this was also Peter’s second pay window visit of the week.Friday, Sept. 2, Pattana B & C – Stableford1st Peter Henshaw (23) 34pts2nd Joe Tynan (34) 33pts3rd Kevin Rogers (11) 33ptsWe set off Friday with a smaller than usual group to tackle the tough Pattana golf course, a course that has extremely tight fairways and lots of water hazards, so one must be very accurate off the tee box.  The course was in fine condition and the weather continued to be hot and humid.No player managed to better their handicap on the day and the man of the match was Peter Henshaw, a player the scribe finds himself writing about on a regular basis.  Peter’s 34 points was one clear of two players, Joe ‘sat-nav’ Tynan and Kevin ‘the thunder from down under’ Rogers.  Kevin kindly gave way to the evergreen Joe in the ensuing count back.Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Peter on 086 139 6301.  Transport is provided. PSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, August 28, Green Valley – Stableford1st Christy Knight (24) 42pts2nd Eddy Beilby (19) 37ptslast_img read more

Final: Vikings 34, Raiders 14: studs and duds

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Uh oh.If you wanted to write a manual on how not to start an NFL road game, it would read like the Raiders’ woeful start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.The start of the second half didn’t go much better in a 34-14 loss before a crowd of 66,738. With a celebrated rookie class, some expensive free agents and Derek Carr with a full year in the Jon Gruden system, the … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

Football Fridays: SA marks the difference

first_img“We’ve seen World Cups in Germany and in England and in Korea … South Africa’s going to be different.” Lesego Madumo chats to acting CEO Paul Bannister and other members of the International Marketing Council during a Football Fridays activation at The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg on 16 October.Click arrow to play video.Posted on Football Fridays on 21 October 2009.last_img

Wozniacki’s long, hard road back to the top

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “All I could tell myself was: ‘You know what, you’ve given it everything you have. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen’.”She went into the US Open in 2016 at a lowly 74th in the world, but with her desire undiminished. “I think just I’d been through a lot of injuries at that point,” the 27-year-old reflected.“Then you start losing to some players who you’re not really thinking you should lose to. It’s frustrating. I was, like, hoping eventually it’s going to turn around.”– ‘It’s surreal’ –ADVERTISEMENT Unseeded, she reached the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows that year, losing to eventual champion Angelique Kerber, and it kickstarted her climb back up the rankings.WTA titles at Tokyo and Hong Kong followed in the next two months and she ended the 2016 back in the top 20. “Since then I’ve been playing really consistent and really well,” she said. In 2017 the resurgence continued and she reached six finals, eventually getting over the finish line by retaining her Pan-Pacific title in Tokyo in September. Her biggest win followed at the WTA Tour finals in November — that was until Saturday in Melbourne. “Being here tonight as a Grand Slam champion, Australian Open champion, it’s very special,” she said.Wozniacki became the first Dane to win a Grand Slam and moved behind only Jana Novotna (45), Marion Bartoli (47) and Flavia Pennetta (49) for the most major appearances before claiming one. It is 12 years since Wozniacki first came to notice, winning junior Wimbledon. A first Grand Slam final defeat came against Kim Clijsters in New York in 2009 and on October 11, 2010 she became world number one for the first time.Even if she hadn’t won on Saturday, Wozniacki said she would be able to hold her head high. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH An epic 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-4 win against Simona Halep in a near-three hour match in brutal heat and humidity also elevated her back to the top of the world rankings after a six-year hiatus, the longest gap in history between spells at the top.“Honestly, nobody knows how much work, dedication you put into it,” she told reporters with the winner’s Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy by her side.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFollowing Wozniacki’s second Slam final in New York in 2014, where she lost to Serena Williams, her fitness and form went on the slide. Many observers believed she was finished and would retire, but the determined Dane had other ideas. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki blows kisses to the crowd after defeating Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Caroline Wozniacki said “nobody knows” how much hard work and sheer guts she had to put in before realising her Grand Slam dream.Twelve years, 67 weeks at world number one, 149 Grand Slam matches, three major finals and countless disappointments were all made worthwhile on Saturday night when she was crowned Australian Open champion.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img “To be honest with you, regardless, I think I’ve had an incredible career. The end of the day, I think a lot of people would like to be in my position,” she said. “Obviously adding a Grand Slam to my CV is what caps it off.”And she revealed she had received a royal seal of approval for the victory.“I’ve heard from the (Danish) royal family — they’ve congratulated me, they were very thrilled for me,” she said as she paraded her new trophy in Melbourne’s botanical gardens on Sunday morning.“It’s still pretty surreal. It’s been a crazy last 10 hours or so. I think I’m overwhelmed, I had an hour and a half sleep last night,” she added. NCAA volleyball: San Sebastian rolls to 4th straight win View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READlast_img read more

Get more out of your nonprofit’s Facebook page

first_imgJohn Haydon, our favorite Facebook guru, has created a useful video tutorial on how to use the new Facebook Insights reports to understand how your nonprofit’s Facebook outreach is faring. If you’re not regularly tracking your results on Facebook, you’re missing out on a real opportunity to better understand your social media audience and optimize how you interact with your supporters. Facebook Insights can tell you:Which posts have the highest levels of engagementWhen people liked — and “unliked” — your pageWhich sites refer the most traffic to your Facebook pageCheck out John’s tutorial on the new Facebook Insights reports, then let us know if you’ve seen the new Insights options and how your Facebook outreach is doing.last_img

How to Integrate Your Email Program with Your Website

first_imgYou have a website.You’re sending out email newsletters.But how well are these two tools working together?If you haven’t thought about how to integrate your website and email marketing, your nonprofit could be missing out on valuable opportunities to grow your audience, increase donations, and ultimately further your cause.Ready to see what you’ve been missing?The first thing you need to do is add an email sign-up form to your website.Think about all the people who search for your nonprofit and come across your website. Maybe they’ve heard about your organization from a friend, or maybe they’re looking for volunteer opportunities in their area.A great website will open the door for further connection by providing additional ways to stay in touch.Give your website visitors the opportunity to hear about upcoming events, fundraisers, or announcements by adding an email sign-up form to your website.That way, even if they’re not ready to commit and sign-up to volunteer or donate right away, they still have the chance to hear more from your organization.Tip: Make your mailing list inviting by telling new subscribers what they’ll receive even before they sign up. By setting clear expectations about what you’ll send and how often, you’ll ensure that everyone knows what they’re signing up for and they can look forward to receiving your messages.Here’s how Canadian nonprofit The Local Good promotes their mailing list right on their homepage (right»).In addition to your homepage, make sure your sign-up form is visible on each page of your website. You don’t want new visitors to have to hunt it down themselves.Next, encourage your subscribers to go back to your website.Think of your email and website as a two-way street. You want to encourage website visitors to sign up for your emails, but you also want your subscribers to go beyond their inbox and spend some time back on your site.Getting traffic back to your site is dependent on your email content and design. If your nonprofit uses newsletters to share recent blog posts, this is an easy way to link back to your site and increase readership. Include a few lines to attract the readers’ attention, then encourage them to continue reading on your website.Here’s an example from Constant Contact’s Hints and Tips newsletter («left).Here, we provided the blog post headline along with an image and a few lines of text. To read the whole post they would have to go our website, where they have access to even more posts on related topics.In addition to promoting content from your website, don’t forget to include your website URL in the footer of your email. If you’re using an email template, you can use this same footer in each email you send out to give people the option to visit your website or social media channels after reading your latest email. Remember that integrating your email marketing and website will work best if each of these tools is already working well on their own. Could your emails be more effective? Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself before hitting send on your next email.Is your website set up to persuade visitors to donate? Make sure you’re using these 5 proven ways to increase online donations.last_img read more

What You Need to Know about Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

first_imgPeer-to-peer fundraising’s popularity has skyrocketed in the past few years as mobile and social connectivity become part of our everyday lives. Even the least tech-savvy advocates can become champions for their favorite causes and raise money for events, projects, and programs. Still, many nonprofits have yet to tap into the full potential of this opportunity. Why? Peer-to-peer campaigns can feel like a strange new world—but they don’t have to be that way. Here are three things that can help you get over your “fear of the peer.”You can start small. You don’t have to be a peer fundraising expert or create a large campaign with hundreds of fundraisers to benefit from a peer-driven campaign. Consider starting with a few of your most passionate supporters, volunteers and board members to launch a test campaign. You’ll learn what works and understand how your donors and fundraisers respond, then you can decide where P2P fits into your overall fundraising plan. (Network for Good’s peer fundraising software makes it easy to get started with simple set up and step-by-step guidance. Learn more with a personalized demo.)You can use P2P to enhance existing campaigns and programs.Don’t treat peer-to-peer fundraising as a standalone effort—it should complement and connect to your other tactics. Don’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to distributing your fundraising outreach. Adapt your existing messages for peer fundraisers and launch P2P drives in tandem with things like giving days, events, and capital campaigns.Your peer fundraising strategy can strengthen the entire donor lifecycle. Often thought of as mostly an acquisition vehicle, peer-to-peer campaigns do more by increasing the lifetime value of donors-turned-fundraisers. The personal commitment makes these supporters more invested in your organization’s work, making it more likely they’ll be with you for years to come.Ready to test your knowledge of peer-to-peer fundraising basics?Download this on-demand presentation to learn how to turn your donors and passionate supporters into highly effective fundraisers. Download now!last_img read more

Increasing Antenatal Care Utilization in Nigeria as a Way to Increase Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria During Pregnancy

first_imgPosted on June 14, 2012June 16, 2017By: Kate Teela, Erin Shutes, France Donnay and David Brandling-Bennett, Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This post is part of a blog series on Malaria in Pregnancy. To view the entire series, click here. By 2015, the Government of Nigeria aims for 80% of women to receive intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp). However, according to the 2008 National Demographics and Health Survey, the current rate is only 6.5%.How can progress towards this goal be accelerated? There are, of course, many reasons for women not receiving IPTp, including significant supply barriers to having sufficient supplies of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) in country, but here we would like to focus on another reason – utilization of antenatal care (ANC). In Nigeria, ANC is a key delivery point for IPTp. If women aren’t seeking ANC, they are less likely to receive IPTp. Therefore, a major and persistent barrier to reaching pregnant women with malaria prophylaxis in Nigeria is antenatal care utilization.While Nigerian policy is that SP be given free of charge through ANC services at public health facilities and non-governmental organizations, women need to physically go to facilities to access this free treatment. According to the MICS 2007, women in rural areas are less likely to uptake IPTp than women in urban areas. This may be because most services provided by private and public providers are clinic-based, with minimal outreach, home, or community-based services (NSHDP).According to a report by the DFiD-supported PRRINN-MNCH Project (Demand/PRRINN), many women either do not know what antenatal care is, or confuse it with seeking curative care while pregnant. “Changing such health seeking behavior will not be easy, and will require an emphasis on creating demand as well as improvements in the supply of services.”In the context of northeast Nigeria, there is a significant mismatch between where maternal and newborn health problems happen (largely the home), how those who have the problems (mothers, newborns) are reached (through gatekeepers) and where help might be currently available (facilities). Alternative methods of getting information and services into the home are urgently needed if health is to be improved. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation worked with PSI and Society for Family Health to find new ways to meet with women in their homes in Gombe State, with the aim to increase utilization of available services and interventions to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes. This project specifically tapped two unique resources – traditional birth attendants (TBAs), and female community volunteers from the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN).Throughout the project TBAs and FOMWAN volunteers identified pregnant women by going house to house, through information from their neighbors or members of the family, at religious gatherings and ceremonies, and through observation of pregnancy signs. At the beginning of the project, only 17.5 % of women in Gombe state received services from health facilities, despite free ANC throughout the state. As a result of the project, from March 2010-October 2011, IPTp use increased from 51.61% to 55.8% in the study area. In particular, FOMWAN volunteers made a significant impact, with a 9.2% increase in ANC utilization and a 20% increase in anti-malarial receipt in FOMWAN study areas. Continued improvement is expected over the life of the project, which will continue for four years. Clearly, there is potential here to utilize these frontline workers that are already an entrenched part of community to form a bridge between women in their homes, and facility-based care.As we move forward, in Nigeria and elsewhere, we will need to work together as a global community to find innovative ways to break down barriers to reaching pregnant women with malaria prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment. Could this type of engagement with community-based workers be one such way?Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Translating Global Targets to Local Action: Lessons From Nigeria

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 22, 2014November 7, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)By: Bridget Nwagbara and Osayande Osagie, students at Melbourne School of Global and Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia.As we approach the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, what does the future hold for international maternal mortality targets? The MHTF is pleased to be hosting a blog series on post-2015 maternal mortality goal setting. Over the next several weeks, we will be featuring responses and reactions to proposed targets from around the world. Please share your thoughts with us!Every day this year, about 800 women around the world died due to child birth and pregnancy-related complications. That is close to 300,000 deaths over the course of one year. Although the number is staggering, there has been a 50% decrease in maternal mortality since 1990. The decline is notable, but far from the target set by Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5).Nevertheless, this achievement has increased enthusiasm among members of the development community, and has pushed for even more ambitious global targets to be set for the development framework beyond 2015.  Presently, there is a lot of debate around the global targets, with some advocates proposing absolute benchmarks for maternal health aimed at reducing maternal mortality ratio to less than 50 per 100,000 live-births by 2035, and others proposing a percentile decline similar to the current MDGs.While reflecting on this, we should take into consideration the fact that progress made in the last 25 years has not been equally distributed. While regions with low poverty rates and better maternal health outcomes have achieved the targets set by MDG 5, underserved regions and vulnerable groups continue to lag behind, making it obvious that maternal mortality cannot be combated with “one-size fits all” targets and strategies. Resources to meet these targets differ across and within countries, making it imperative to critically assess strategies on how to adapt global targets to local scenarios, matching them with local resources and translating them to local action.Nigeria successfully reduced maternal mortality from 1,100 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 630 in 2010. This was largely a result of  officials’ at the Federal Ministry of Health recognition that family planning is imperative in reducing maternal mortality, and adapted the MDG 5  benchmark of increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate from 2% per year to  36% by 2018. To cascade this national target to the communities, actions were taken by state and local governments to develop implementation plans to expand community based access to family planning.Taking the lead, authorities in Nigeria’s Gombe State developed a strategic framework and implementation plan to increase contraceptive prevalence from 8.82% in 2012 to 22% in 2018. Developing this strategic plan required active engagement of state government officials, community leaders and implementing partners who control the resources for promoting health issues, and have the authority to mobilize communities to take action, quantify the resources needed to achieve successful implementation and delegate responsibilities to various ministries and agencies.  This local implementation plan estimates that investing 6.3 million USD to train frontline health workers to deliver family planning, expand service delivery to the community level and strengthen commodity logistics management will be needed to achieve the set targets and also avert 133,292 disability adjusted life years (DALYs) due to childbirth and pregnancy-related morbidities.Lessons from Gombe State in Nigeria emphasize that no matter what the benchmarks and targets are set, significant progress cannot be achieved if efforts are not adapted to the local context with significant buy-in from local leaders. These targets also need to be based on the available resources to ensure that activities can be implemented and targets can then be translated into actionable steps at the local level.Share this:last_img read more