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Pudsey fundraises with PayPal Mobile’s Text 2 Give

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 October 2006 | News BBC Children in Need’s campaign this year is using the new PayPal Mobile Payments service to handle donations by mobile phone. The campaign includes a chance to win a new Porsche Boxter S by simply texting a penny donation to the charity.PayPal Mobile allows PayPal users to make payments and donations via their mobile phones. To send money by text users need first to activate their phone and link it to their online PayPal account.Once activated users can make payments or donations. They can text a penny donation to enter the ‘Porsche for a Penny’ competition, and they can also make a donation to BBC Children in Need by texting ‘Pudsey’ followed by their gift amount to 64483 ‘Pudsey 1’ would trigger a £1 donation. Advertisement Mobile donations generate an email receipt to the user’s account. The charity can also customise the thank you message and offer further options such as making a Gift Aid declaration or making regular payments.PayPal Mobile’s Text 2 Give services are also being used by Oxfam this year in its OxfamUnwrapped catalogue.“There are many other applications for charities,” Roy C. Vella, Head of Mobile Payments at PayPal Europe Ltd, told UK Fundraising. “Charity shops can sell 24 hours a day if the charity features PayPal Mobile short codes in its windows. Supporters at charity events can give instantly. Street posters, TV and radio ads can also ask for text donations.”He encourages charities to start thinking about adding space on their current marketing and fundraising materials to include a short code and a call to give by phone. 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Pudsey fundraises with PayPal Mobile’s Text 2 Givelast_img read more

Alleged burglar arrested for 2017 home invasion of former ‘RHONJ’ reality star: Officials

first_imgRobin Marchant/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald(NEW YORK) — An alleged home invader was arrested on Friday for the 2017 burglary involving former “Real Housewife of New Jersey” reality star Dina Manzo and her then fiancée David Cantin.Manzo, then 46, and Cantin, then 37, entered the front door of their Holmdel, New Jersey, townhouse on May 13, 2017 and were met by two masked assailants. One of the burglars attacked Cantin with a baseball bat while Manzo was punched several times by the other invader, officials said at the time.Nearly two years later, police arrested James Mainello at his home in Bayonne, New Jersey, on a slew of charges including second-degree robbery, second-degree burglary and second-degree aggravated assault, according to a press release issued on Friday evening by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.The other suspect remains on the loose, prosecutors said.Manzo and Cantin were bound together inside the house as Mainello and a co-defendant allegedly stole $500 cash, a Bank of America card and jewelry, according to the Holmdel Township Municipal Court records.Before fleeing the residence, Mainello or the second suspect is alleged to have said, “Don’t f— with Paterson” and “This is what happens when you f— with people from Paterson,” according he probable cause report. The same expletive is alleged to have been used in both comments.After freeing themselves, Cantin called police and described one of the suspects as an “Italian guy with a North Jersey accent.”Both victims were hospitalized, with Cantin suffering significant facial injuries, including a broken nose. Manzo was also treated for facial injuries.Mainello is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township pending his first appearance at the Monmouth County Superior Court sometime next week.It was not immediately clear whether Mainello had retained an attorney, and efforts by ABC News to reach his relatives were unsuccessful.If convicted of the first degree charge, Mainello could face up to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison on each count, prosecutors said.Mainello was arrested at his home and is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township pending his first appearance at the Monmouth County Superior Court sometime next week, according to officials.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

President Trump Says He’s Open To A Second Stimulus Payment

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageWASHINGTON – The Trump Administration is open to the idea of a second round of stimulus payments.That possibility is on the negotiating table in Washington.However, some of the 160 million Americans who got money in the initial $2 trillion economic response could be left out.This time around, the administration is pushing for a more limited approach which would have a better chance of getting GOP support in Congress. Congressional lawmakers are expected to weigh another economic spending bill in late next month.Lawmakers could also consider extending unemployment benefits, more support for small businesses and funding for states and cities.There is broad agreement something must be done, but Republicans are divided on the specifics.There’s also disagreement among Republicans about whether the next set of moves should include more direct stimulus payments.last_img read more

Angels catcher Francisco Arcia living his dream after 12 years in the minors

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Arcia and fellow rookie José Briceño split the catching duties for the next three weeks. When René Rivera came off the disabled list and one of the two rookies had to go back to the minors, Arcia was the one the Angels opted to keep.Now he’s hoping he can get his parents up from Venezuela – along with his 5-year-old son, who lives with them – to see him play in the majors.Arcia is also hoping to carve himself a role with the 2019 Angels, who have no apparent answer at catcher, with Rivera a free agent at the end of the season.His offensive performance so far in the big leagues is in too small of a sample to determine that he’ll be able to hold his own as a primary catcher in the majors. His history – 12 years in the minor leagues – suggests his best-case scenario is probably as a big-league backup.Paul, however, isn’t ready to set that in stone.“Not that long ago, people said he’d never make it to the majors,” Paul said. “He keeps writing chapters to that book, and it’s a pretty good book. I’d read it.”UP NEXTAngels (LHP Andrew Heaney, 7-7, 4.11) vs. Astros (LHP Dallas Keuchel, 9-10, 3.59), Friday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM) ANAHEIM — Sometime in the middle of what was his 11th season in the minor leagues, Francisco Arcia had reached his breaking point.A catcher toiling away in his third organization after more than a decade since coming from Venezuela, Arcia told his wife he was ready to quit.“They don’t see me how I want them to see me,” Arcia recalled telling her. “I should start looking for something else to do, because I don’t feel good right now.”His wife talked him out of it, insisting there was no reason for him to stop chasing his dream of the major leagues. A season later, she was proved right. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Arcia, 28, has now been living that dream with the Angels for about a month. As if reaching the majors after 12 seasons in the minors isn’t inspiration in itself, he did so with a historic splash.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.He homered in his first two games, totaling 10 RBIs. He’s still hitting .310 with a .936 OPS through his first 44 plate appearances over 16 games.“It still feels amazing,” Arcia said. “I’m just trying to be a good example, to play hard every day.”When Arcia got to the big leagues, he was reunited with one of the men who had been rooting for him for nine years. Angels bench coach Josh Paul worked as a coach and manager in the New York Yankees system for most of Arcia’s time there.“Anybody who has been around him has been pulling for him since Day One,” Paul said. “To see him get up here and succeed is really special for all of us.”center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Paul said the coaches had a special affection for Arcia because of his skills behind the plate, most notably his mental approach to the game.“He’s always been very intelligent, not just as a catcher, but as a player,” said Paul, a former catcher who worked as a roving catching instructor for part of his Yankees time. “He has remarkable street smarts. He knows how to read players. He knows how to read people. He’s always looking for an edge mentally over the other team. It’s always been fun to watch, even when he was 17 years old.”According to Paul and Keith Johnson, who managed Arcia the past two seasons with the Angels’ Triple-A team, Arcia is adept at picking up the tiny clues from a hitter to know what they’re looking for, and he adjusts his pitch-calling accordingly.They say he knows how to spot signs from his pitcher that can help him evaluate them during a game, or throughout a season.“He makes the people around him better,” Paul said. “You can’t really say that for everybody on the field or in the clubhouse.”Last year at Salt Lake, when Arcia wasn’t playing, he was in the bullpen working with pitching coach Erik Bennett to help milk the most out of the pitchers, Johnson said.“He’s a guy who genuinely cares about the pitchers, how they do and their performance,” Johnson said. “He puts in the time on the scouting reports.”Arcia said he’s always taken pride in that part of his game.“The most important thing for a catcher is being on the same page with the pitcher,” he said. “You have to be like a brother, a best friend. Try to support him and help him.”It is no wonder coaches loved him. They saw him as a great player to have around to help with the development of the others.They did not, apparently, see him as a major leaguer, though.Simply put, he didn’t hit.In 2015, his last of nine seasons in the Yankees farm system, he hit .248 at Double-A. He spent 2016 with the Miami Marlins and hit a combined .228 at Double-A and Triple-A. The Angels signed him as a minor league free agent and he hit .220 in 2017, the season in which he was finally about to quit.Arcia stuck it out, and this year made the changes required for him to finally succeed at the plate.“He had a lot different setup for most of his career,” Paul said. “He was spread out a little more. He got around a lot of balls. The way he looks now, he’s a lot more direct to the baseball and it’s paying off for him.”Arcia credited Jeremy Reed, the Angels’ minor league hitting coordinator, for helping redesign his swing.“We did a ton of drills,” Arcia said. “I have to thank him every day.”Johnson said Arcia’s new stance allowed him to swing at more strikes and stay more consistent.Arcia was hitting a combined .275 with a .714 OPS at Double-A and Triple-A this year by July 25, the day Johnson was given vague instruction to take Arcia out of the lineup at Salt Lake.Neither Johnson nor Arcia was told by the Angels’ front office what was going on. Arcia spent a few hours wondering if he’d done something wrong. After the game that night, Johnson was told the Angels were working on trading Martín Maldonado. Johnson then told Arcia he was going to Anaheim, but he didn’t know for sure if he’d be called up unless the Maldonado trade was finalized.After a sleepless night, Arcia took a flight to Southern California. The Maldonado trade went through, and Arcia was suddenly a major leaguer.A few hours later, the story got even better. He had a pair of hits, including a three-run homer in his debut. In his second game, he had three hits and drove in six runs.He became the first player in major league history to have 10 RBIs in his first two games.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more