Oblatoo search engine offers 1p for charity for every search

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oblatoo is offering a downloadable toolbar to help make it easier for users to use its search engine.It includes a current list of income for each charity. The Teenage Cancer Trust is currently far in the lead of other charities, generating 40% of the total income, worth £279.91.The site was set up by Nottingham University graduate Tim Fouracre and Andrew Dodson who, according to student publication ‘Impact magazine’, “realised that the Internet search engine is a powerful money-spinning machine that could be redirected to suit better purposes.” Oblatoo search engine offers 1p for charity for every search  35 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.center_img Oblatoo is a new search engine which is offering to donate 1p for every search it generates using Google search results.Oblatoo, derived from the word “oblation”, meaning a charitable offering or gift, has been set up as a not-for-profit company. Launched in January 2006 and improved last month when it teamed up with Google to provide its search results, Oblatoo aims to generate £1 million for charities, although at this early stage it has generated just over £700.Charities signed up to benefit include Shelter, Teenage Cancer Trust, Oxfam, Christian Aid, UNICEF and Water Aid. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 18 September 2006 | Newslast_img read more

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Pennsylvania Announces Nation’s First Registered Apprenticeship for Public School Teachers

first_img Education,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a first-of-its-kind registered apprenticeship to train K-12 public school teachers to further develop their skills and better prepare students for their future careers.“I’m proud that Pennsylvania has the first registered apprenticeship program for public school teachers in the country, said Governor Wolf. “The experience that teachers gain will help them connect the dots between their students, education, and growing careers.“The apprenticeship will focus on applying technology to show students about growing industries and the skills they’ll need to get a job and thrive.”Expanding apprenticeships is a priority for Governor Wolf. The governor launched PAsmart last year to invest in job training and science and technology education. Building on that success, the governor’s budget would create opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement through the Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP). The initiative expands access to early childhood education, increases investments in schools, and partners with the private sector to expand on the PAsmart initiative.This year, the governor is proposing an additional $10 million for PAsmart to bolster career and technical education for adults as well as job training programs at companies to enhance the skills of Pennsylvania workers.In Montgomery County, the Apprenticeship to Mastery Program for Public School Teachers (AMP), a two-year non-traditional apprenticeship program for K-12 public school educators, was approved by the Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) Apprenticeship and Training Office (ATO).Sponsored by Choice Careers LLC, the program will provide structured on-the-job training with Norristown Area School District, as well as summer rotations at local businesses. Related technical instruction will be provided through accelerated online courses toward a Master of Science degree in Education from Gwynedd Mercy University (GMercyU), online training from Educational Impact, and workshops from Choice Careers LLC.“We are very excited to roll out the nation’s first registered apprenticeship program for K-12 public school teachers with the Norristown Area School District and Gwynedd Mercy University as our partners,” said Clara Console, CEO/Owner of Choice Careers LLC. “Education, academia and businesses must work together to better prepare teachers to meet the needs of their diverse classrooms and to solve the growing skills gap.”“The Norristown Area School District is excited to partner with Choice Careers LLC and Gwynedd Mercy University to implement the first of its kind apprenticeship program for teachers,” said Chris Dormer, Superintendent of Schools, Norristown Area School District. “This innovative apprenticeship program will allow Norristown Area School District to better recruit, attract, hire, and retain high quality instructors.”“We are thrilled to be selected as the educational partner for the Registered ‘Apprenticeship to Mastery Program for Public School Teachers’ (AMP) and help bring this innovative professional development initiative to life,” said Gwynedd Mercy University President, Deanne H. D’Emilio, JD. “Not only will this program further prepare the future educators of tomorrow, but it will also enable and encourage teachers to have more impactful effects on their students.”The Wolf Administration created the ATO in 2016. Since then, the office has registered 141 new program sponsors and 201 new apprenticeship programs or occupations, bringing the total number of registered apprentices to 16,892 statewide.“Through Governor Wolf’s SWEAP proposal and PAsmart initiative, Pennsylvania is creating the nation’s strongest workforce,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “Apprenticeships play an important role in training our future and current workforce, and that is why the governor is proposing additional PAsmart funding to further improve access to education and training programs for our students and workers.”Apprenticeship programs approved by the ATO provide employer-driven training to create a more productive, highly-skilled workforce for employers and help reduce employee turnover. The program provides job seekers with increased skills, and a nationally recognized credential to support future career advancement and increased wages. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Pennsylvania Announces Nation’s First Registered Apprenticeship for Public School Teacherscenter_img April 22, 2019last_img read more

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Worst sports broadcaster

first_imgPoppySeveral names come to mind when asked whom the worst sports broadcaster is, but courtesy of YouTube;, only one sticks out.That man is Ball State University’s own sports reporter Brian Collins, better known by his infamous catchphrase, “Boom goes the dynamite.”His sportscast was doomed from the start, as the only thing he was able to spit out was a simple hello.Maybe it was inexperience, maybe it was nerves or maybe it was teleprompter problems, but whatever it was, it was bad.From the very first graphic, Collins is unable to construct a complete sentence of any sort, stuttering faster than Porky the Pig trying to say, “That’s all folks!”But that’s not the worst of Collins’ broadcast, his transitions are just plain awkward: “Oh, no … We’re going to move on now.”As if that’s not bad enough, then he loses his place and just completely stops talking during the middle of a highlight! I guess silence is better than him trying to complete his first sentence, but you can hear him ruffling through his papers, grumbling like Napoleon Dynamite and finally looking to someone off camera with a frightened look as if he’s on the verge of crying.But at least he was on cue with the footage at this point, because once the Indiana Pacers’ highlight comes around, he’s done for.Collins falls way behind the highlight reel and starts to talk extremely fast to catch up. He then clumsily falls silent once again. This is where his catchphrase comes out.”Later he gets the rebound, passes it to the man, shoots it, and boom goes the dynamite.”So smooth, so cool, it seems as if he might finally be getting on track. Nope, Collins goes on to mispronounce names and then just finally gives up by giving a simple “yup” for his good-bye to the news anchor.Worst. Sports Broadcaster. Ever.McGrathI need to preface my choice for worst broadcaster with this important note. I am speaking about this person solely as a broadcaster. This man was a great player (Hall of Fame in my book), an even better person and is an inspiration to all.That being said, Ron Santo is without a doubt the worst sports broadcaster on the face of the planet. He adds next to nothing to any Cubs radio broadcast and what he does add is usually poorly spoken, way off base and generally just terrible. Santo is to radio broadcasters what Ahmad Carroll is to lock-down cornerbacks. First off, no one in the radio business has a harder job than Pat Hughes, who basically has to serve as both play-by-play man and color commentator for 95 percent of the game. The other five percent or so he has to put up with hearing Santo either yelling something over his voice (the biggest peeve and cardinal rule of broadcasting is to NEVER talk over each other) like some drunken fan or making some comment that is always ruined by his referring to the Cubs as “we.”While he was a star for the Cubs for quite some time and is now part of their broadcast team, the simple fact is that even if a fan is in the booth, he shouldn’t be so bold as to refer to the team as we. Ever. It is the single most annoying and unprofessional thing a broadcaster can do. Santo’s comments are usually almost incomprehensible, bordering on senile or just elementary. Once, I heard him actually say, “Strike three here would be a strikeout. (pause) And that would be great for us.”I screamed loud enough to cause the car next to me on I-90 look over. Ron Santo: Great person. Horrific broadcaster.last_img read more

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