Click Collection opens donated clothes market to all charities

first_img 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. Click Collection opens donated clothes market to all charities Tagged with: Digital Trading  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Six charities are participating in the business at launch but it will be expanded to others.Online multi-charity clothes retailer Click Collection has opened for business, enabling charities without shops to generate income from donated clothing. The site lets multiple charities benefit from an aggregated clothing collection and single online shop.Click Collection offers a national collection service from donors’ homes, currently excluding Northern Ireland and Islands. Each item is tracked to its supporter and the charity they wish to support, so sales are credited appropriately. Donors get to see exactly how much their items raised, and charities receive summary reports. Costs and profits are therefore shared according to their sales.Click Collection charges a 5% management fee on sales generated. Its founders say that they expect to generate a similar profit for participating charities to that achieved by average High Street charity shops. It makes no charge to charities for joining the service.Clothes are sorted into retail and wholesale streams in order to maximise charities’ income. Items are then added to the service’s online shop. Purchasers are given the option to make a donation with Gift Aid as part of the payment process.Given that the range available will always be different, shoppers can use the site’s My Shopper service to request to be notified when an item in the right size or of the right kind is added to the site.Click Collection believes it is extending the opportunities of fundraising from donated clothes to a wider range of charities and to a larger audience of shoppers, who will no longer be restricted by the items available in charity shops where they live. It also hopes to overcome the widespread problem of theft of charity bags from the pavement. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 May 2012 | Newslast_img read more

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Strata unit owners warned to prepare ahead of Schoolies week

first_imgSchoolies during Gold Coast celebrations. Picture: Richard GoslingSchoolies Week sees a wave of just-graduated Australian students flock to the Glitter Strip to soak up their new-found freedom every year.But the annual rite-of-passage has left a trail of destruction in its wake.Screen grab from a trashed Schoolies apartment on the Gold Coast in 2016. Schoolies drink on a balcony in Surfers Paradise. Picture: NIGEL HALLETTGold Coast-based Archers the Strata Professionals partner Kim Cullen said a similar scenario would be weighing heavily on the minds of many Gold Coast strata owners.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoSchool leavers rent out apartments on the Glitter Strip. Picture: NIGEL HALLETTMs Cullen said apartment owners can take steps to mitigate the risks of renting to school leavers.“The simplest thing that owners can do is remove any items from the property that are very valuable or breakable,” she said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:39Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:39 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPreparing your home for schoolies week00:39“Of course, you can’t entirely accident-proof a property but removing items that could be easily knocked over or damaged, such as vases or glass coffee tables, is a good start.”Ms Cullen also recommends securing rooftops to prevent “dangerous stunts” and set non-negotiable ground rules about behaviour, including failing to comply with pool rules, noise limitations and capped guest numbers.Schoolies Week on the Gold Coast 2016. Photo: David Clark School’s out! Graduated students jump for joy. Photo: David Clark Damage to glass during Schoolies Week 2016 on the Gold Coast.Extensive damage to a Surfers Paradise apartment was exposed by the Gold Coast Bulletin after last year’s celebrations — the apartment owner was left with a $40,000 damage bill.Authorities are also kept busy dealing with underage drinking and other illegal behaviour, excessive noise and widespread damage to property.Schoolies will start to arrive on the Gold Coast this weekend. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT The Gold Coast kicks off the celebrations as the Queensland exams finish ahead of all other states. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)“Most buildings also enforce their own rules during Schoolies for the safety of their guests, so owners should be getting in touch with their body corporate to work with them.”School leavers face losing their often substantial bond if property or its contents are damaged. They are encouraged to document the condition of rentals upon arrival.“If school leavers treat the property in a respectful manner, then bond refunds after their stay won’t be an issue,” Ms Cullen said.The Gold Coast is by far the most popular Schoolies destination.Schoolies.com said over 35,000 school leavers celebrate on the Gold Coast each year.Celebrations commence on the Gold Coast this weekend, and continue with southern schoolies heading north a week later.HOUSE RULES:— Secure rooftops to prohibit ‘dangerous stunts’— Zero tolerance for misbehaviour on balconies— Respect pool rules and restrictions (no access after 9pm)— No glass bottles allowed in the apartment or pool area (bag checks can be carried out by on-site security)— Maximum of two external guests permitted to the room at any given time, with identification held at reception (this restricts the likelihood of parties)— Keep noise to a minimum— Dangerous behaviour will be dealt with by police.last_img read more

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Geocaching: The Best Work Out for Your Hippocampus or is it?

first_imgHaven’t you always dreamed of a bulging hippocampus? Another question at this point, might be: what’s a hippocampus?The hippocampus is the portion of the brain believed to store maps of our surroundings.  It allows us to navigate around this crazy mixed-up world.  It’s your inner GPS.  If you’re going to the grocery store, your parents’ house or the place by that Thai restaurant your friend told you about? Yeah, your hippocampus gets you there.A famous study into the inner wiring of London taxi drivers’ brains discovered something, well, unexpected.  The late 1990’s  research found the drivers hippocampi were much larger than normal, non-taxi-driver, hippocampi.Taxi drivers navigating with their hippocampus.The more the taxi drivers navigated the complex web of London streets, blind alleys and winding lanes, the larger their hippocampi grew.The oyster-sized and colored portion of our mind also plays a role in long-term memory.  And I believe geocaching flexes your hippocampus.Now there’s no study for what’s next (yet), but geocaching must be an amazing work out for your hippocampus.  You’re continuously navigating and building maps of your surroundings.  You’re challenging your ability to move from A to B. Finding a geocache pumps up your awareness of your location.  The concept sounds fairly simple.But some fear we rely on our GPS devices and mapping sites far too much.Last year a Los Angeles woman, Lauren Rosenberg, was struck by a car while crossing a highway in Utah.  In May, she filed a lawsuit against Google. According to The Washington Post, Rosenberg’s lawyer claims Google Maps provided walking directions that sent Rosenberg into harm’s way.  She ended up on a busy road with no sidewalks. She followed the directions sent to her Blackberry – which Rosenberg claims did not come with a warning about missing sidewalks.She got hit by a car. She accumulated massive medical bills.  She sued.  There was clearly a loss of “situational awareness.”So, which is it? Do we rely on maps and GPS devices too much? Or does the act of geocaching and navigating help grow the awareness of our surroundings?VOTE in the Geocaching.com Poll in the sidebar to your right.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedInterviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 1February 16, 2015In “Events”37 Ways to Spice Up Your GeocachingJuly 22, 2014In “Community”This is My Hobby – Rock Climbing and GeocachingJune 7, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

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Raynauds phenomenon

first_imgDefinitionRaynauds phenomenon is a condition in which cold temperatures or strong emotions cause blood vessel spasms. This blocks blood flow to the fingers, toes, ears, and nose.CausesRaynauds phenomenon can be linked to other conditions. This is called secondary Raynauds phenomenon. Most people with the condition are over age 30.Common causes are:Diseases of the arteries (such as atherosclerosis and Buergers disease)Drugs that cause narrowing of arteries (such as amphetamines, certain types of beta-blockers, some cancer drugs, certain drugs used for migraine headaches)Arthritis and autoimmune conditions (such as scleroderma, Sjogren syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus)Repeated injury or usage (such as from typing, playing the piano, or heavy use of hand tools)SmokingFrostbiteThoracic outlet syndromeRaynauds phenomenon canalso occur without another cause. This is called primary Raynauds phenomenon. It most often begins in people younger than age 30.SymptomsStrong emotions or exposure to the cold bring on the changes.First,the fingers, toes, ears, or nose to become white, then turn blue.When blood flow returns, the area becomes red and then later returns to normal color.The attacks may last from minutes to hours.People with primary Raynauds phenomenon have problems in the same fingers on both sides. Most people do not have much pain.People with Raynauds phenomenon that is due to other medical conditions are more likely to have pain or tingling in the fingers. The pain is rarely severe. Ulcers may form on the affected fingers if the attacks are very bad.advertisementExams and TestsYour health care provider can often detect the condition by doing a physical exam and asking you questions.Tests that may be done to confirm the diagnosis include:Vascular ultrasoundCold stimulation test for Raynauds phenomenonBlood tests may be done to diagnose arthritic and autoimmune conditions that may cause Raynauds phenomenon.TreatmentTaking these steps may help control Raynauds phenomenon:Stop smoking. Smoking causes blood vessels to narrow even more.Avoid caffeine.Avoid taking medicines that cause blood vessels to tighten or spasm.Keep the body warm. Avoid exposure to cold in any form. Wear mittens or gloves outdoors and when handling ice or frozen food. Avoid getting chilled, which may happen after any active recreational sport.Wear comfortable, roomy shoes and wool socks. When outside, always wear shoes.Your health care provider may prescribe medicines to relax the walls of the blood vessels. These include topical nitroglycerin cream that you rub on your skin, calcium channel blockers, sildenafil (Viagra), and ACE inhibitors.It is vital to treat the condition causing Raynauds phenomenon.Outlook (Prognosis)The outcome varies. It depends onthe cause of the problem and how bad it is.Possible ComplicationsGangrene or skin ulcers may occur if an artery becomes completely blocked. This problem is more likely in people who also have arthritis or autoimmune conditions.Fingers may become thin and tapered with smooth shiny skin and nails that grow slowly. This due to the poor blood flow to the areas.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:You have a history of Raynauds phenomenon and the affected body part (arm, hand, leg, foot, or other part) becomes infected or develops a sore.Your fingers change color and you do not know the cause.Your fingers or toes turn black or the skin breaks.You have a sore on the skin of your feet or hands which does not heal.You have a fever, swollen or painful joints, or skin rashes.ReferencesJames WD, Berger TG, Elston DM. Cutaneous vascular diseases. In: James WD, Berger TG, Elston DM, eds. Andrews Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 35.Bakst R, Merola JF, Franks AG Jr., Sanchez M, Perelman RO. Raynauds phenomenon: pathogenesis and management. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008;59:633-653.Ferri FF, ed. Ferris Clinical Advisor 2011. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2010.Swanson KE, Bartholomew JR, Paulson R. Hypothenar hammer syndrome: A case and brief review. Vascular Medicine. 2012;17(2):108-15.Review Date:4/20/2013Reviewed By:Gordon A. Starkebaum, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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a month agoKeylor Navas assures PSG fans no split loyalties facing Real Madrid

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Keylor Navas assures PSG fans no split loyalties facing Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeylor Navas has assured PSG fans there’ll be no split loyalties tonight.Keylor will be between the posts against former club Real Madrid for their Champions League opener.And he took to social media, stating: “Many memories, many experiences and much love, but only one goal: WIN”.Significantly, the goalkeeper posted the message in French and Spanish.Muchos recuerdos, muchas vivencias y mucho cariño, pero sólo un objetivo: GANARBeaucoup de souvenirs, beaucoup d’expériences et beaucoup d’amour, mais un seul objectif: GAGNER#icicestparis#PSGRMpic.twitter.com/bhtbySOlWP— Keylor Navas (@NavasKeylor) September 17, 2019 last_img read more

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Video: UNC’s Kennedy Meeks Nails Ridiculous Trick Shot At Shoot-Around

first_imgKennedy Meeks Trick Shot.Meeks Trick ShotUNC junior big man Kennedy Meeks takes most of his shots close to the rim during games, but apparently he can extend his range during shoot-around. As the Heels got a feel for NRG Stadium during a quick workout today before tonight’s national semifinal, Meeks stepped beyond the court and drilled a shot from beyond the scorer’s table.In this video, you can’t see Meeks until he steps back inbounds, but you can see the shot as it gets launched and as it goes in. You then hear the reaction of his teammates.Range! @kennedymeeks3 bucket from behind the scorer’s table. #HeelsLockIn #FinalFour pic.twitter.com/cFHcrGDeLV— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) April 2, 2016North Carolina and Syracuse play for the right to reach the national championship game at 8:49 p.m. ET on TBS.last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Shares What He Likes About Donald Trump

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh isn’t on a campaign trail, but the Michigan head coach manages to put himself in the news almost every day, not unlike a certain Republican presidential candidate. After Harbaugh blasted the NCAA, SEC, ACC, and others over the recent vote to ban satellite camps, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum compared him to Donald Trump, and he didn’t mean it in a flattering way. We don’t know Harbaugh’s political leanings, but he is spinning the comparison into a compliment.Harbaugh on being called Trump of college football: “The thing I like about Donald Trump is he’s not afraid to fight the establishment.”— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) April 14, 2016You can definitely draw that line from Trump to Harbaugh. We doubt you’d see Trump dancing on stage with Migos, though like Harbaugh and recruits, he may if he thought it’d give him a leg up with voters.last_img read more

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