GoodLot launches new online game for charity

first_imgGoodLot launches new online game for charity Howard Lake | 30 March 2004 | News GoodLot.co.uk, the UK online arm of charity lottery operator Novamedia, has launched a new game in association with Best Western Hotels.The GoodFlight game offers players the chance to win a three-night trip to a European city for two persons. Players stake £2 a week or subscribe for a year. They pick a lucky number from a fictitious mix of city, hotel, travel companion, activity and restaurant choices. Five matching numbers wins a holiday plus £2000 spending money in the weekly draw. GoodLot.co.uk gives 30% of its net profits to charity.GoodLot has developed a range of online partnerships to promote its games. Online Marketing Manager Sara Waller said: “Competition sites like My Offers and OKMail have resulted in 200% ROI on acquisition and GoodLot plan new email campaigns alongside Skyscrapers in April to promote GoodFlight and the rest of the games suite. Affiliate partnerships with rewards sites like Loquax and Greasy Palm also prove successful as do search engine keywords and links.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Gaming GoodLot recently hit the Lycos viral top 5 with the quirky CamelLot game of racing camels.GoodLot reports that it has a range of new games launching during Spring.GoodLot and The GoodFlight game are operated by Novamedia, which has raised ‚€3 Billion for charities to date. GoodLot’s partner charities include National Missing Persons Helpline (as supported by GoodLot Ambassador Dame Anita Roddick) and Peace Parks, the elephant charity as supported by GoodLot Ambassador Nelson Mandela. GoodLot gave ‚€4 million to Peace Parks in 2003.Novamedia is currently investigating the possibilities of entering the UK market place as part of their international expansion strategy. It has already announced that it is planning to launch a UK version of its successful Dutch Postcode Lottery. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Everything Ready for the Match of Handball Representation of B&H and Greece in Cazin

first_imgFinal preparations for the rematch of the B&H handball representation and Greece for qualification at the European Championship is complete.First training of B&H representation, which has already arrived in Cazin is announced for tonight, at 18:00, and will be followed by two more trainings on Friday and Saturday, on 4 and 5 April.A press conference, where captain and coach of B&H representation, as well as representatives of Handball Association of B&H will address journalists will be held tomorrow at the center of Cazin, outdoors.B&H handball representation will be hosted tomorrow by the Mayor of Municipality Cazin Nermin Ogrešević to officially welcome them in Cazin.The match of the handball representations of B&H and Greece will take place on 5 April at 20:15 at the City Hall.The hall is arranged and additionally equipped for this kind of international match and can accommodate 2.300 spectators.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

A Little Story About Little Shop of Horrors

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsOn May 5, Harlequin Productions opens Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Little Shop has become one of the most popular musicals in Broadway history, but the story of how this musical became the hit show it is today is as “strange and interesting” as the little plant that Seymour brings to the shop one day.The story begins with John Collier (1901-1980), a British author and screenplay writer. In 1932, the New York Times published a short story of his called “Green Thoughts,” about a man-eating plant.Fast forward to the mid-1950s. American independent film director Roger Corman was working hard to make a name for himself. He was coming off a series of early projects, including the not-so-successful Swamp Women (1955), and decided to search for a new writer. Johnny Haze, an actor and friend, introduced Corman to Charles B. Griffith, who Corman hired in late 1955.“I got into the habit of writing very quickly without realizing it and, because I was raised in a radio family, I didn’t know that you were supposed to take a long time to write a film script,” said Griffith. Corman was drawn to Griffith’s fast and loose writing style, and the two collaborated on several B-horror films including Gunslinger (1956) and Beast from Haunted Cave (1957).In 1958, Griffith showed Corman his latest screen play. Corman was hesitant because Griffith was mixing in more humor than his earlier work and venturing further into the black comedy genre, a sort of dark comic satire type of work. Griffith eventually convinced Corman to greenlight the project and the result was A Bucket of Blood (1959). This was Griffith and Corman’s first experiment in the genre. They would eventually be known as pioneers of black comedy.A Bucket of Blood was about a young, meek busboy named Walter who worked for a money-hungry club owner. Walter yearned for the heart of a waitress working in the club. After accidently killing his landlord’s cat, Walter gets the idea to cover it in clay to create a hyper-realistic “sculpture.” Tempted by the fame and the hope of using it to win the affection of his crush, Walter takes to turning people into “sculptures” before his secret is finally revealed.A Bucket of Blood was shot in five days, but the production team had rented the film studio for seven and a half days. Roger Corman made a bet with a friend that he could film a second full-length film on the same set using only the remaining two and a half days. He told Griffith to get him a script immediately.Griffith reworked the plot of A Bucket of Blood to write The Little Shop of Horrors. Walter was renamed Seymour, the money-hungry club manager became a money-hungry shop owner named Mushnik, and instead of being tempted to cover people in clay in the name of fame (and love), Seymour would be tempted to feed people to a giant talking plant for the same reasons. Griffith has said that he read John Collier’s “Green Thoughts” years earlier and had been looking for a way to get a man-eating plant into a movie ever since. Griffith was given an $800 bonus for writing this second script.Roger Corman won his bet. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) was filmed in two days and one night on the same set as A Bucket of Blood. Johnny Haze, who originally introduced Corman and Griffith, starred as Seymour while an unknown actor named Jack Nicholson made his film debut as a patient of a mad dentist.A Bucket of Blood was received with mixed reviews upon its release, and Roger Corman didn’t have high expectations for The Little Shop of Horrors when it was released the next year. His feelings were only reinforced when the film was left out of the lineup for the 1960 Cannes Film Festival. Corman felt there were no financial possibilities for the film, and did not even bother to copyright it.However, positive word of mouth of the film began to spread, and momentum suddenly began to build. Jack Nicholson recalled a 1961 screening by saying “The audience laughed so hard I could barely hear the dialogue. I didn’t quite register it right. It was as if I had forgotten it was a comedy since the shoot. I got all embarrassed because I’d never really had such a positive response before.” The film’s popularity slowly grew with local television broadcasts throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s.Enter Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.Ashman was already an established playwright when he chose Menken to write the music for his 1979 musical adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Ashman and Menken worked so well together that they decided to take on another writing project right away. The two enjoyed adapting their last piece from an established work and concluded that they should do so again, only this time using a story with a smaller cast. The Little Shop of Horrors was the perfect choice: it had a small cast, it had been gaining in popularity for several years, and best of all, it wasn’t copyrighted.Their musical, Little Shop of Horrors, premiered off-off-Broadway on March 6, 1982, before moving to the Orpheum Theatre off-Broadway where it had a successful five-year run. The musical, which Ashman directed, received critical acclaim and won numerous awards including the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. By the late-‘80s, Little Shop of Horrors had become the highest grossing musical in off-Broadway history. The show later received a Broadway run.In 1986, Frank Oz directed a film adaptation starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, and Steve Martin that would soon become one of the most beloved and successful film adaptations of a Broadway musical in American history.Since the ‘80’s, Little Shop of Horrors has grown to become one of the most popular musicals in the world. The show has received many tours and revivals, not to mention thousands of amateur and professional productions the world over.This summer, Harlequin Productions presents this classic musical masterpiece from June 23-July 24. From a movie made on a bet to one of the most popular shows in the history of Broadway, Little Shop of Horrors is a timeless sci-fi soul musical that will soon leave its mark right here in Olympia.Visit harlequinproductions.org for more information and to purchase tickets.last_img read more

STORMY LUCY, GENDER AGENDA, GLORY ALL PROMINENT IN MONDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2016)–Separated by just a neck when last they met, Stormy Lucy, Gender Agenda and Glory all rate big chances as they head a field of 12 older fillies and mares set to contest Santa Anita’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at one mile on turf this Monday.An upset winner of Del Mar’s Grade I, one mile turf Matriarch Stakes two starts back Nov. 29, trainer Ed Moger’s Stormy Lucy was flying at the finish in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles turf Robert J. Frankel Stakes here on Dec. 27, finishing second, beaten a neck, by Gender Agenda.A deep closer who has kept consistent graded stakes company in Southern California dating back to June of 2012, the 7-year-old Stormy Atlantic mare appears to be at the top of her game and will hope to find room turning for home when cutting back a furlong in distance on Monday. With Kent Desormeaux set to ride her for the third consecutive time, Stormy Lucy is has one win from eight tries at a flat mile on turf. Owned by Steve Moger, “Lucy” is 32-8-3-5 overall with earnings of $791,700.Although regarded as best suited going a mile on turf, trainer Carla Gaines’ Gender Agenda pressed the passed in the Frankel and prevailed under Rafael Bejarano in a thrilling finish. With an 8-3-1-1 mark at the Megahertz distance, the 5-year-old English-bred mare by Holy Roman Emperor can be expected to bring a top performance on Monday, and will be ridden by Tyler Baze, who has guided her to one win in five tries.Owned by Keith Brackpool, Alon Ossip and Timothy Ritvo, Gender Agenda has four wins from 11 stateside starts and is 18-5-3-3 overall with earnings of $287,108.Fox Hill Farms’ Glory, a lightly raced 4-year-old filly by Tapit, tried gate to wire tactics in the Frankel, but was collared late by Gender Agenda and ended up third, a nose behind Stormy Lucy. The 5-2 favorite in the 12-horse Frankel, Glory, like Gender Agenda, could well appreciate the cutback in distance and looms a major threat with Mike Smith engaged to ride her back. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Glory is 9-3-2-2 overall with earnings of $145,370.Third, beaten 2 ¼ lengths two starts back in the Grade III, Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf, trainer Tom Proctor’s Theatre Star comes off a close fifth down the hill in the Grade II Monrovia Stakes and rates a legitimate chance stretching out off of three consecutive turf sprints. With two seconds from four tries at a mile on turf, Glen Hill Farm’s Theatre Star, a 6-year-old mare by War Front, is 17-5-3-3 overall with earnings of $247,405.Ultra consistent Chaulk O Lattey, who is conditioned by red-hot trainer Richard Baltas, comes off a close second in the 1 1/16 miles turf Kathryn Crosby Stakes (restricted) Nov. 7 and seeks her first added money win in the Megahertz. A 5-year-old California-bred mare by Silic, Chaulk O Lattey runs on the front end and figures to ensure a solid pace. Bred by Nadine Anderson and owned by Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, Little Red Feather Racing and Anderson, Chaulk O Lattey is 5-3-1-1 at one mile on turf and is 10-4-2-2 overall with earnings of $237,928.The complete field for the Megahertz, to be run as Monday’s eighth race, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Circling, Tiago Pereira, 118; Glory, Mike Smith, 118; Beat of The Drum, Flavien Prat, 118; Theatre Star, Drayden Van Dyke, 118; Sweet as a Rose, Geena Lattanzio, 118; Tizz a Kiss, Santiago Gonzalez, 118; Keri Belle, Alex Solis, 118; Gender Agenda, Tyler Baze, 123; Stormy Lucy, Kent Desormeaux, 123; Chaulk O Lttey, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Journey On, Mario Gutierrez, 118, and Alexis Tangier, Gary Stevens, 118. ALSO ELIGIBLE: Oscar Party, Fernando Perez, 118, and My Year Is a Day, Brice Blanc, 118.First post time on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

NFL rankings: Raiders up slightly, 49ers stay put

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Sizing up the NFL as Week 5 begins:1. Kansas City (4-0)You know all that fundamental stuff QB coaches talk about in terms of setting your feet and the like? Pat Mahomes thinks it’s nonsense. In his case, he’s right.Last week: 1 Next: Jacksonville 2. L.A. Rams (4-0)It’s fleet week in Oakland and the Blue Angels are in town. Can’t say they’ll be any more impressive than the Jared Goff/Sean McVay air show in win over …last_img read more

Photos: Jim Harbaugh Shouts Out Michigan Moms On Twitter On Mother’s Day

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh throws the ball during the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 01: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh throws the ball during the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Jim HarbaughJim Harbaugh is known for his colorful personality on Twitter. Today, he’s using his account to show off some Michigan moms for Mother’s Day.Harbaugh has posted eight photos of Michigan mothers and their sons so far this morning. Loving & Dedicated Moms of Michigan Football – Glenda McCray, Paula O’Korn, Erica Kinnel & Susan Bunting. pic.twitter.com/ZonxmftThj— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 8, 2016Loving & Dedicated Moms of Michigan Football – Sela Litia Tu’ipulutu Mone, Carolyn Malzone, Kesha Bush & Pam Gedeon. pic.twitter.com/GfKpglB35f— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 8, 2016This is very cool on Harbaugh’s part. Hopefully he puts up some more photos as the day goes on.last_img read more

Light vehicle sales down 94 per cent in November for ninth month

first_imgTORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says light vehicle sales fell 9.4 per cent in November compared with last year for a ninth straight month of declines.The consultancy says a total of 143,668 vehicles were sold in the month, compared with 158,653 a year ago, as passenger car sales fell 11.4 per cent and light truck sales were down 8.7 per cent.DesRosiers says that with the light vehicle market down by about 44,000 units so far compared with last year, it’s almost certain that this year will be the first since 2009 that there won’t be year-over-year growth in the market.Sales are down 2.3 per cent as of the end of the month compared with last year, made up of a 9.6 per cent decline for passenger cars and a 1.1 per cent increase in light truck sales.Despite the dip from last year’s record high, the light vehicle market is still close to 50,000 units ahead of where it was at the end of November in 2016.  General Motors, which last week announced it was closing its Oshawa assembly plant, saw sales dip 18.3 per cent in the month compared with last year, while Ford Motor Co. saw a 10.7 per cent drop and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was down 35.1 per cent. Toyota sales were up 11.5 per cent and Hyundai sales were up 10 per cent.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Stunning ceramics make a Pit Stop at Peace Gallery North for the

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Prince George artists Leanna Carlson and Karin Heathman made a pit stop with their exhibit “Road Trip” at the Peace Gallery North this past Friday.The exhibition will be running until March 31st at the gallery, featuring both of the artists’ ceramic work. The show features nearly a fifty-fifty split of both Carlson’s and Heathman’s works. Although both artists have vastly different styles, they both say that the theme of road trips suits the combination.Heathman said that when the pair were discussing the possible show, they decided on the theme of a road trip as it gave them a broad subject to work within. “Often when you are on a road trip, you might be going to Thanksgiving dinner, the beach or maybe something else! Road trips take you anywhere and gave us endless possibilities as artists”.Gallery Coordinator Catherine Ruddell said she’s excited to have the exhibit in the gallery for the month. Although Ruddell has only been with the gallery since January, she has enjoyed returning to the Peace Region and working in the local community space.“although the gallery is booked at a minimum one and a half to two years ahead of schedule, I have truly enjoyed getting to know the artists that are currently booked and what they plan to bring.”Carlson, who has been practising her ceramic work for over 26 years, said regardless of her experience, pre-show pressure always kicks in.“I knew coming into this show that I had nearly enough pieces built up, but as the show approached my artist’s brain kicked in. So I made multiple pieces for the show specifically to push my artistic envelope further.”The opening night of the Road Trip exhibit was Friday from 7 pm to 9 pm and featured live music. The exhibit will be available for viewing at Peace Gallery North until March 31st.last_img read more

Bright Nights in June celebrating Peace Regions farming and ranching heritage this

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Cultural Centre will be bringing Bright Nights in June back to the North Peace this weekend. The theme of this year’s Bright Nights is a celebration of the farming and ranching industries and the part they’ve played in the history of the B.C. Peace Region. The three-day festival will kick off with Art Stars: a roundtable chat with Tom Cole, Tara Brule, Karl and Ann Musgrove on June 7th at 7:00 p.m. The Bright Nights Gala takes place June 8th starting at 6:30 p.m. with cowboy cocktails & small bites. Peace Gallery North will be hosting Inspirations: Breathing it In by Judy Templeton, while the theatre will see Duane Steele bring The Legend of George Jones to life with special guest Tom Cole.  The festival continues on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with the Art Market and Big Print Day followed by Stage North’s production of Always Patsy Cline in the evening. Watch as local artists join a worldwide craze and use a street roller to bring their extra large prints to life. The Printmakers, Flying Colours, Quilters Guild, Spinners and Weavers, Friends of the Library, and the Potters Guild will all be set up, and kids can try their hand at print making, sand sculpting, quilting and other activities. The Art Market and Big Print Day are both free events.For more information on Bright Nights in June, contact the North Peace Cultural Centre at 250-785-1992, visit them on the web at npcc.bc.ca.last_img read more

Peak hour demand likely to touch 7,400 MW during summer

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi’s burgeoning peak power demand is expected to cross 7400 MW during the summers of 2019. Since four years, power supply were held smoothly without any major power cut, because arranging adequate power have been made. BSES discoms officials claim that apart from making adequate power arrangements, BSES ( BYPL and BRPL) discoms have also ramped-up the network capacity by deploying both conventional and innovative solutions. “To strengthen the distribution network, BSES discoms invested a capex of over Rs 800 crore (BRPL ~ Rs 525 crore, BYPL Rs 300 crore) in FY 2018-2019 and ramped-up the network capacity by around 750 MVA. BSES discoms also installed (new) and augmented around 600 distribution transformers and laid over 650 Kms of cable to strengthen the network,” claimed in discoms statements. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAdditionally, BSES is also working in tandem with generation and transmission companies to ensure that the entire generation, transmission and distribution system is aligned to meet the summer load. Peak power demand in BRPL’ area of South and West Delhi, which had reached 3081 MW during the summers of 2018, is expected to touch around 3,200 MW this year. In BYPL’ area of East and Central Delhi, the peak power demand which had reached 1561 MW last year is expected to touch around 1640 MW. ” During the year, BSES discoms invested substantial resources to strengthen the network. Besides making arrangements of adequate power, BSES discoms have undertaken several unique measures to ensure reliable power supply during upcoming summer months,” said discoms officials. Despite all possible measures, there can be several reasons for outages, many of which are not in a discom’s control. But many of these are easily preventable. Our analysis has shown that unplanned digging (for road repair or to lay cables/ pipelines) is a major cause for scores of outages across South, West Delhi, East and Central Delhi.last_img read more