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People’s Postcode Lottery calls on Government to raise society lottery limits

first_img The People’s Postcode Lottery is calling on the Government to raise the limits placed on society lotteries under UK Gambling Law.The call comes ahead of tomorrow’s (Tuesday 12 December) parliamentary debate on society lotteries in Westminster Hall.Fundraising by each society lottery is capped under the Gambling Act – with a £10 million limit on ticket sales each year and a £4 million limit on the value of tickets in a single draw. People Postcode Lottery, which manages 37 society lotteries for a range of causes, is calling on Culture Secretary Karen Bradley MP to change the law by raising the annual sales limit to £100 million and the draw limit to £10 million.It states that not only do the current limits cap charity fundraising at a time when charitable need is growing, but that they also result in some funds being diverted to additional administration costs instead of to charity. The organisation is also concerned that the current limits are now also reducing the amount each of the individual society lotteries they manage can raise because as the number of ticket sales grow, the number of draws which can take place before breaching the £10 million limit reduces.  Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Lotteries lottery fundraising People’s Postcode Lottery People’s Postcode Lottery calls on Government to raise society lottery limits  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Jo Bucci, People’s Postcode Lottery Managing Director, said:“ The policy changes we are requesting will raise more for charity at no cost to the taxpayer or the Government.  Society lotteries raise funds for thousands of charities and they could raise much more if these changes are brought in.” Current legislation is now also having the negative effect of reducing the amount of funds each individual charity lottery that People’s Postcode Lottery manage can raise. That surely was never the intention when the legislation was drafted. This will result in each of these lotteries losing hundreds of thousands of pounds over the next two years – impacting directly on the charities those lotteries support.“The simple changes we suggest will reduce administration costs, allow each society lottery to raise more for good causes and will simplify this charity fundraising model.  That is why we are now calling on Ministers to raise the limits on society lotteries to boost charity funding.”Adrian Burder, Chief Executive of the Dogs Trust, added:“We greatly value the income we receive from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery as it helps us care for many more dogs than would otherwise be the case. These funds have contributed towards running our rehoming centres and our education programme in schools, helping to make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of dogs.“ However we are concerned that the current limits are capping the amount a society lottery can raise for charity and are also going to have the unwelcome effect of reducing the funding we receive unless the Government raises the limits.”  Melanie May | 11 December 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25  147 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

South African is Wildlife Photographer of the Year

first_imgWinning image: Greg du Toit’s extraordinary ‘Essence of Elephants’ won him the coveted title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Photo: Greg du Toit /Wildlife Photographer of the Year  Sticky situation: Isak Pretorius’s photo shows a lesser noddy trapped in an orb web spider’s web on Cousine Island in the Seychelles. Photo: Isak Pretorius / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013By Anne Taylor21 October 2013 South African Greg du Toit beat 43 000 other photographers from 96 countries to claim the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his up-close photograph of elephants at a water hole.Taken in the Northern Tuli game reserve in Botswana, Du Toit took the image from a ground-level hide, using a slow shutter speed. The movement in the photograph is created by a baby elephant, which rushed past as Du Toit was taking the photo.The prestigious competition, now in its 49th year, is led by two UK institutions, the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.South Africans won four of the 15 categories in the competition, with Du Toit also winning the Animal Portraits category.“Greg’s image immediately catapults us to African plains. This image stood out for both its technical excellence and the unique moment it captures – it is truly a once in a lifetime shot.” – Jim Brandenburg, chair of the judging panelBrent Stirton won the Photojournalist Award for his project, “God’s Ivory”. Published by National Geographic last year, the project was the result of a three-year-long investigation. The series of images reveal “the complicity of world religion in the worst elephant poaching crisis since the global ivory-trade ban was enacted in 1989”.Stirton’s work has made an difference. He tells the Sunday Times that since the story was published, “the Catholic Church has issued statements against elephant poaching. “People have been excommunicated from the church in the Philippines. Hillary Clinton used the article to enact US state legislation to address poaching.”Other winning images by South Africans include:Isak Pretorius – Sticky Situation [Birds: Behaviour]: a noddy bird caught in a red-legged golden orb web spider’s web.Hannes Lochner – Curiosity and the Cat [Animal Portraits]: a curious Kalahari lion cub, taken by a camera in a termite mound hide.Andrew Schoeman – Shot in the Dark [Nature in Black and White]: nocturnal portrait of a lion in the Timbavati nature reserve.Wim van Heerden – Surfing Delight [Animals in their Environment]: pod of bottlenose dolphins at Port St Johns.Lou Coetzer – The Golden Hour [Mammals: Behaviour]: lion cubs play-fighting at a waterhole in Etosha.Thomas Peschak – Death Rays [World in our Hands]: exposing a new trend in Chinese medicinal trade – gill rackers (the feathery mechanisms that aid the filtration of planktonic food in rays).The photographs are currently on show at the National History Museum in London until the end of November, after which the exhibition will tour internationally. South Africa is, sadly, not on the intinerary.Read more on SouthAfrica.info: Top award for SA wildlife photographerRead more about the competitionView the 2013 winners’ galleryRead more about Greg du Toit’s work: www.gregdutoit.comSee more of Brent Stirton’s work: www.brentstirton.comlast_img read more

National Records shattered by Akia Ifeanyi

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Education Minister tours schools this week Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Sept 2015 – The Minister of Sports, Hon Akierra Missick at the House of Assembly meeting congratulated two outstanding athletes who represented the TCI abroad in track and field.Ifeanyi Otuonye, broke his own TCI national record again in long jump and set a new record in the indoor triple jump breaking his last record. Otuonye was recently honored by the US Track and Field Cross-Country Coaches Association as the ‘Midwest Field Male Athlete of the Year. The Minister encouraged him to go for gold. Akia Guerrier was also hailed as an outstanding athlete and competed on behalf of TCI in Samoa where Akia smashed an over 20-year national record in the 200-meters with a time of 25.14 seconds; this record was held since 1993 by Rosalie Hall. Related Items:akia guerrier, akierra missick, Ifeanyi Otuonye, national record, Samoa, shatteredlast_img read more

Salvation Army gets big gift to boost donations One Week at the

first_img Magnetic Media recommended Valentine’s Day Events Families Homeless after Five Cays Fire Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Dec 2015 – The Red Kettle of the Salvation Army is now live at various shopping centers around the country but new honorary chairman, Stan Hartling has taken giving to the organization to an entirely new level. When you donate a specific amount, you not only help the Salvation Army to reach closer to its goal of raising $50,000, but you are entered to win a seven day getaway at the Palms Resort; one of Hartling’s hotels in Provo. With $50 you get an entry form; but donate $150 and get four entries, $250 to get seven entries and $500 will earn you 15 contest entries. The prize is valued at $7,000. There is also a website where on-line donations can be made: www.tcikettle.com. Or, donations can be dropped off at The Sands on Grace Bay or The Palms. Recommended for you Salvation Army does exceedingly abundantly more in Red Kettle Drive Related Items:donations, harling group, red kettle, regent palms resort, salvation army Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Gerrard denies treating bad Wallace

first_imgThe former Rangers captain was stripped of his captaincy after a clash with ex-manager Graeme Murty last seasonFormer Rangers captain Lee Wallace has just one appearance for his club this season under coach Steven Gerrard.But the Gers’ manager, says there has not been a bad treatment of the ex-captain.“The treatment we’ve given to our captain Lee Wallace who has stood by this club for the last three years […] I think it’s disgusting and I’m really disappointed that it’s not been resolved and that man’s not back in the team,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“As the manager of this club, and I have been since June, I came into [a situation with] Lee Wallace. He was out injured and had missed 12 months of football.”“I have to pay my respects to Lee in terms of his professionalism while he’s been injured and the hard work he’s put in trying to get match fit,” he added“At the moment, to be really candid, he’s still part of the plans while he’s here but I have better options in that position.”“My relationship with Lee is fine. He trains with us every day and he is working very hard to regain his place in the team. That’s where that situation is,” he concluded.last_img read more