114KG back Paul Lasike unveiled by Harlequins after Utah Warriors switch

first_imgFriday Aug 3, 2018 114KG back Paul Lasike unveiled by Harlequins after Utah Warriors switch Harlequins have today unveilved their latest signing, New Zealand born NFL convert, Paul Lasike. The 28-year-old spoke about his background, playing for the USA and revealed how little he knows about European rugby. We first saw Lasike on RD in 2014 when he scored a powerful try for BYU in college rugby. He has since earned six caps for the USA Eagles, starring against Scotland this year. He moves to Harlequins from Utah Warriors, where he has been captaining the side. He first travelled to the US from Auckland on a rugby scholarship at Brigham Young University in Utah but he was soon approached to play for the American Football side there.His success with them led to signing contracts with the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL and later Chicago Bears, where he played as fullback. Lasike, who spent three years in the NFL before returning to rugby.Paul Gustard, Harlequins’ Head of Rugby said: “I am delighted Paul is joining us for the start of a new era at Harlequins. He is a player who has enormous game-changing potential and I am very excited and pleased that Paul and his young family have made the decision to come to be part of our journey.“He adds something different to a talented group of centres that we have at the club. I am sure the fans will enjoy his approach to the game and give him and his family the warm welcome that they are famous for.“I am thankful for the cooperation of the MLR and Utah Warriors for allowing Paul the opportunity to develop his game, challenge himself and give Paul and his family new experiences to enjoy.”Lasike’s strong performance against Scotland:ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

Justgiving survey finds online fundraising does generate new donors

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis According to a survey by online fundraising site Justgiving, one in three online donors would not have donated at all if they had been unable to do so online. Also, they gave because they had been asked by a friend, not by a charity.Almost a third (31.3%) of people sponsoring a friend online through Justgiving said they would simply not bother if they were asked to donate using cash or cheques. In addition, most of them gave because their friend had asked them to, not because they had been asked by a charity.Justgiving say that their survey’s results show that charities that enable their supporters to donate and raise funds online are attracting more donations, and tapping into brand new sources of revenues. Advertisementcenter_img James Grieve, marketing manager at Justgiving, said: “This survey powerfully illustrates the attractiveness of online donations in our time-poor society. People no longer have the time or inclination to write a cheque, find an envelope, buy a stamp and walk to the post box. They want to make a donation in seconds online.” The survey also demonstrated the effectiveness of online peer-to-peer fundraising for gathering new prospects. Each respondent to the survey had been asked by a friend to donate, rather than by a charity. Indeed, 41.5% admitted they had never even heard of that charity previously.Grieve added: “a single page built for any event, appeal or occasion can reach hundreds or even thousands of new prospects worldwide with a peer-to-peer call to action that is far more compelling than any charity’s marketing material. Charities then have the opportunity to convert them to regular giving.”Justgiving surveyed 1,209 people who visited justgiving.com to donate to a friend’s online fundraising page between 16/06/05 and 01/07/05.Of the 1,209 people surveyed, half (49.9%) were 31 to 50-years-old. Just over a quarter (27.4%) were under 30 and 22.7% were 51-years-old or over.To date, over 95,000 people have raised more than £30 million online for over 1,200 charities through justgiving.com. Justgiving survey finds online fundraising does generate new donors Howard Lake | 17 July 2005 | Newslast_img read more

Limerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaks

first_imgGovernment announces phased easing of public health restrictions hand sanitiserAs the government announced tighter restrictions on communities after a spike in Coronavirus cases, Limerick was dealing with further outbreaks of the deadly virus.The Limerick Post can reveal that University Hospital Limerick (UHL), Hanratty’s Direct Provision Centre and St Patrick’s GAA Club are the latest to be hit by Covid-19.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As UHL announced measures to tackle an outbreak of the virus on one of its medical wards, the HSE confirmed it was in the process of managing another Covid-19 cluster at a direct provision centre in the city.The HSE told the Limerick Post that a letter sent to residents at Hanratty’s Hostel was “a standard letter that we use when there is a number of cases in a congregated setting”.Management at the centre, located on Glentworth Street, which had 212 residents on the books, declined to comment.St Patrick’s GAA Club, meanwhile, joined a growing list of local sports clubs who had announced they were testing or had players test positive for Covid-19, including Claughaun, Ahane and Cratloe GAA clubs as well as Shannon, Old Crescent and Munster Rugby.On Wednesday morning, St Patrick’s confirmed that “a player from an adult group, who trained with others in an outdoor setting” had contracted the virus.The player is considered low/casual risk and the club is working with the HSE and the Limerick County Board to deal with the issue.An outbreak control team was established at UHL after two Covid-19 cases, involving a patient and a staff member, were confirmed on Tuesday.Staff who have been identified as contacts were asked to self-isolate while further testing and contact tracing continued.Meanwhile, in what was a first for fee-paying Glenstal Abbey School, international pupils were welcomed into a period of self-isolation in Murroe, ahead of the start of the new school term.“The first of our students from outside Ireland have been arriving over the weekend, to spend their 14-day period of restricted movement here in Glenstal. It is great to see students back in our school at last! #iloveboarding #growatglenstal,” Glenstal tweeted. Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Linkedin Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Previous articleProtobaby’s Twisted Words – new single and album on the wayNext articleLimerick Post Show | Singer songwriter Dáwna David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsLimerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaksBy David Raleigh – August 20, 2020 2091 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Facebook Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Print TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19healthIrelandLimerick City and CountyNationalNews last_img read more