Comic Relief banner ad tops the list

Comic Relief banner ad tops the list 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. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Comic Relief has hit the number one spot in a list of banner adverts in order of estimated spend. Forrester Research’s Internet AdWatch Weekly Alert calculated that Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day banner ads secured more space than those of Handbag.com, Vauxhall, BT, Sony, and Thomas Cook. Comic Relief has hit the number one spot in a list of banner adverts in order of estimated spend. Forrester Research’s Internet AdWatch Weekly Alert calculated that Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day banner ads secured more space than those of Handbag.com, Vauxhall, BT, Sony, and Thomas Cook. Of course, Comic Relief has not had to pay for its banner ads whereas the other companies would have done so. Nevertheless, this top ranking demonstrates the value of advertising space that some charities can secure for free.  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 March 2001 | News read more

Fighting a global menace

first_imgIf the focus on cancer sometimes tilts toward its impact in rich, industrialized nations, statistics show that the disease is a scourge all around the world, with 70 percent of cancer deaths occurring in developing countries.Children in poor countries aren’t spared. An estimated 95 percent of cancer deaths among children occur in poor countries.That glaring disparity has mobilized a group of Harvard School of Public Health (HSPS) students. The students, together with the HSPH student government, the student group Students in Latino Public Health, and the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, have put together a half-day event to raise awareness and dispel myths about cancer as a global health issue. The event, scheduled for Friday at the School of Public Health’s Kresge Building, marks World Cancer Day on Monday. As part of their commitment, students are also gathering signatures for the World Cancer Declaration by the Union for International Cancer Control, which contains a list of 11 cancer-related health priorities.“There is a lot of difference between what happens in low-income countries and what happens in high-income countries,” said HSPH student Sebastián Rodríguez Llamazares.Rodriguez said the effort calls attention to the fact that cancer is a serious problem in poor nations and that steps to prevent or treat it — routine in richer countries — should be part of the global health agenda.Associate Professor of Medicine Felicia Knaul, who heads the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, which supports student World Cancer Day efforts, said there are few cancers whose outcomes are similar in both developed and developing countries. Pancreatic cancer is one, because it’s equally deadly everywhere.“For every other cancer that can be treated, the outcomes are very different,” said Knaul, a breast cancer survivor.There are several reasons for the disparity. People in poor countries seldom hear messages about lifestyle changes — don’t smoke, eat a healthy diet, exercise — that have been shown to prevent cancer. Similarly, a vaccine that can prevent one cancer fatal to women, cervical cancer, is not widely distributed. As a result, 90 percent of cervical cancer cases are found in developing countries, Knaul said.“It has very much become a cancer of poor women and a cancer for which poor women die,” she said.Disparities in mortality extend to highly treatable cancers, such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, fatal to just 10 percent of patients in wealthy countries but deadly 90 percent of the time in poor countries.Knaul said there are several myths about global cancer that need to be exploded, including that there’s nothing that can be done, that tackling the problem would cost too much, and that bigger health issues plague the developing world. All are false, she said, adding that institutions like HSPH are key to gathering affordable, innovative solutions from around the world that can be used toward new strategies to meet the challenge.Students are a big part of the solution, Knaul said, because they’ll be designing the health solutions of tomorrow. In addition to organizing Friday’s event, students who have been touched by cancer planned to participate and share their stories of surviving or supporting a family member’s struggles with the disease.Toni Kuguru, one of the student organizers, became interested in the subject when her husband, David, became ill with multiple myeloma. He was treated in the United States and is currently in remission, but the episode got Toni Kuguru thinking about the health care system in his native Kenya, where the outcome could have been different.Kuguru said she hopes that more students will get involved after hearing about the problem and the personal testimony of those touched by cancer.“What we’re hoping for the student body is that they’ll be inspired. We’re hoping students understand there’s lots of possibilities out there to become involved,” Kuguru said.last_img read more

Champlain College professor teaches at India campus this summer

first_imgDr. Gary Scudder, professor of history at Champlain College, is traveling this summer to India to teach college students in that country. As part of Champlains International Program, selected business and technology degree programs are offered on-site in Mumbai, India, and Scudder is the first Champlain professor to teach at this overseas campus.In addition to teaching history courses and working with faculty in Mumbai, Scudder will also set up the mechanics for future student and faculty exchanges. He will also further develop plans to share class projects between Burlington and international students using Champlains online capabilities. A year ago, Scudder worked with a professor in the United Arab Emirates to facilitate online class discussions between students in a contemporary world issues course.Scudder is the coordinator of social sciences at Champlain College and he has taught at the College for four years.last_img read more

Ashgold set to leave for Tunisia to face Etoile du Sahel

first_imgEighteen players and twelve officials of Ashgold will enplane in the early hours of Wednesday morning to Sousse as guest to encounter Etoile du Sahel in the one sixteenth Confederation Cup qualifiers on Sunday.The miners progressed to this stage of the competition after beating Sewe Sport of Ivory Coast on a two nil aggregate.Ashgold remain the only Ghanaian side in a CAF competition this season.But Chief Executive Officer Kudjo Fianoo tells Joy Sports his boys are well conditioned for a surprise despite being tagged under dogs.He said his side was aware of the pedigree of Etoile du Sahel, but insisted they had prepared well enough for the game.Black stars defender Harrison Afful who plied his trade with rivals Esperance has cautioned Ashgold to be wary of the attacking machinery of the Etoile du Sahel. CAF has appointed Mauritanian referee Ali Lemghaifry to officiate in the first leg of the competition.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

Doncic-less Mavs snap Bucks’ 18-game winning streak despite Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 48

first_imgThe Bucks (24-4) were on their longest winning streak since a franchise-record 20 consecutive victories in 1970-71.Seth Curry and Kristaps Porzingis inspired the Mavericks (18-8) with 26 points apiece on the road in Milwaukee.Rockets rally sets franchise recordRussell Westbrook (31 points) and James Harden (28 points) pushed the Rockets past a 25-point deficit to top the Spurs, 109-107. It is the franchise’s largest comeback since Houston rallied from 23 points down against the Trail Blazers in 1977.Pascal Siakam had 33 points and Kyle Lowry posted 20 points and 11 assists to lead the Raptors past the lowly Cavaliers, 133-113.Rookie Ja Morant scored 20 points and supplied 10 assists as the Grizzlies cooled the Heat, 118-111.CJ McCollum recorded 30 points, Damian Lillard finished with 27 and Carmelo Anthony added 23 as the Trail Blazers edged the Suns, 111-110.Zach LaVine’s 39 points could not stop the Bulls from falling, 109-106, to the Thunder, who were led by Chris Paul’s 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.Cavs get little from benchIt was another tough night for the Cavaliers (6-21), who have lost seven of eight games in December. None of the team’s bench players reached double-digit points. Lillard with crucial 3-point playThe Blazers guard came up big when his team needed him most. With 25.6 seconds remaining and Portland trailing by two points, Lillard made a bucket through contact to put the Blazers ahead.Dame answers… plus the foul to put Portland back on [email protected] [email protected] 11026.0 remaining: https://t.co/gZ3mLZln8x pic.twitter.com/3OGEsr5a8P— NBA (@NBA) December 17, 2019Lakers at PacersLeBron James and the Lakers roll into Indiana for Tuesday’s clash with the Pacers. The Lakers (24-3) have won seven straight, while the Pacers (18-9) are eyeing their fourth consecutive victory. Despite the absence of injured star and MVP candidate Luka Doncic, the Mavericks ended the Bucks’ winning streak at 18 games after prevailing by a final score of 120-116 on Monday night.Not even Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 48 points and 14 rebounds were enough to prevent the Bucks from tasting defeat for the first time since Nov. 8.last_img read more