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Conducting a Successful Major Gifts and Planned Giving Program: A Comprehensive Guide and Resource (Dove on Fund Raising)

first_img 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. Conducting a Successful Major Gifts and Planned Giving Program: A Comprehensive Guide and Resource (Dove on Fund Raising) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Do you consider yourself modern royalty, and you’re looking for a cat who matches? Then Peach (A473450) wants to meet you! Peach (you can call her Princess Peach if you like) loves observing her kingdom from the high perch of her cat tree. This beautiful two-year-old tortie will allow you to gaze upon her beauty, and if you have a meat tube (the fancy liquid treat that comes in a tube) she’ll even allow you to approach her throne and feed it to her. How lucky! Come meet Princess Peach in her castle today.The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before being adopted.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 11:00 am 9 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Miles (A488250) is the best multitasker. He loves chewing on tennis balls and getting belly rubs. Why choose between two of your favorite things when you can have them both at the same time? When ten-year-old Miles isn’t multitasking like a boss, he’s probably chowing down on some crunchy treats or splashing in one of the kiddie pools in the play yard. But let’s face it, all he wants is to sit in your lap and be pet all over. Now where’s that tennis ball?The adoption fee for dogs is $140. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet. View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org.Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Top of the News center_img Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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Good Governance: 9 Leadership Challenges

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The board of the future will need the strength to overcome these.by: Michael Daigneault, CCDAt Quantum Governance, we’ve been taking a look at what the credit union board of the future will look like and, almost more importantly, the challenges it will face. Ultimately, we have identified nine key challenges that are already (or will be) confronting your leadership.1.       The Composition Challenge. Gone are the days when your credit union can simply rely on a nice cross section of its membership to fill open slots on its board. The most progressive boards today are actively recruiting the talent they need; identifying the skill sets that deliver the talent, connections and expertise they need on the board; and then inviting those individuals to become members of the credit union.2.       The Technology Challenge.  The rate of technology is changing at lightening speed. I don’t have to tell you that. But here’s the thing. It’s changing at a faster rate than anything else we’ve ever seen. Faster than political change, business change and even social change in our world. Is your board ready? Is the credit union?3.       The Community Challenge. The very notion of community is being altered by technology. Community is ceasing to be largely defined by geography and more often it’s defined as a sense of belonging. How does that impact your “community” credit union? Indeed, as a credit union member myself, I haven’t set foot in a local branch for more than a decade. What does that mean for your business? Is your board discussing the impact of this from a strategic point of view? continue reading »last_img read more

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The Masters: Harry Kane hoping to balance watching Augusta action with England duty | Golf News

first_img “We’re away with England at the time so I think I might be missing the final day – we’re playing Belgium on Sunday but I’ll be watching as much as I can.“It will be an interesting watch. Hopefully some of the English boys can do well and get right up that leaderboard.”While Kane is hoping to see one of his compatriots taste Masters success – he believes Tyrrell Hatton has a “good chance” – the Tottenham striker is also looking forward to seeing five-time winner Woods trying to keep his title.“I obviously love to watch Tiger – when he won it last year, it was amazing,” said Kane. “It’ll be good to see him back out there.“The English boys – Justin Rose… Tyrrell Hatton’s got a good chance, he’s been playing well this year.“Ian Poulter’s obviously missing that major but he’s had a great career. I’d love to see one of those boys do it.” 0:49 – Advertisement – England captain Harry Kane says he will be watching this week’s Masters – live on Sky Sports – ‘as much as he can’ while he is away on international duty England captain Harry Kane says he “cannot wait” for The Masters and that he will try to balance watching the action from Augusta this week with his time on international duty.The Masters is live on Sky Sports from Thursday through to Sunday after being moved from its usual April timeslot due to the coronavirus pandemic.It is the final men’s major of the year and will see Tiger Woods seek to defend the Green Jacket he memorably won in 2019.Kane is in the England squad for their friendly against the Republic of Ireland on Thursday, as well as their Nations League fixtures against Belgium and Iceland – also live on Sky Sports – but will also have his eye on events in Georgia.He told Sky Sports News: “I can’t wait to be honest. It’s going to be strange seeing how the golf course sets up in November. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sky Sports News reporter Jamie Weir explores whether Bryson DeChambeau can repeat his US Open winning performance at Augusta to take victory at this week’s Masters, live on Sky Sports When’s The Masters on Sky Sports?The men’s major golf season reaches its climax at The Masters, with extended coverage from Augusta National live exclusively on Sky Sports.Sky Sports’ dedicated Masters channel will have round-the-clock coverage from one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar, where Tiger Woods returns to defend his Green Jacket and all of the world’s top players are set to feature.All four rounds will be broadcast exclusively live from November 12-15 on Sky Sports The Masters, with plenty of extra feeds available during the tournament and a host of bonus content to enjoy throughout the week.This year’s contest has a new place in the schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the key timings are different to what you may previously be used to and ensuring the 2020 edition will be like no other.Here’s all you need to know to make sure you don’t miss any of the action… – Advertisement – England captain Harry Kane says he will be watching this week’s Masters – live on Sky Sports – ‘as much as he can’ while he is away on international duty The Masters – Live November 12, 2020, 12:30pmLive on 4:40 Sky Sports News reporter Jamie Weir explores whether Bryson DeChambeau can repeat his US Open winning performance at Augusta to take victory at this week’s Masters, live on Sky Sports Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland “We’re away with England at the time so I think I might be missing the final day – we’re playing Belgium on Sunday but I’ll be watching as much as I can,” says Kane; Spurs striker believes Tyrrell Hatton has a “good chance” Last Updated: 09/11/20 10:45amlast_img read more

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Cricket News Prithvi, Vihari get maiden Test call-up, Vijay, Kuldeep axed

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Young Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw and Andhra middle-order batsman G Hanuma Vihari were on Wednesday included in the Indian team for the final two Test matches against England.Veteran opener Murali Vijay was axed after a disastrous show in the first two Tests while Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav made way for an additional batsman as a third spinner is not required in the seamer-friendly English conditions.Vijay bagged a ‘pair’ against England at the Lord’s and scored 20 and 6 in Birmingham. With Shikhar Dhawan and K L Rahul putting up a much-improved show, the axe was always looming large on the 34-year-old Tamil Nadu opener.Also Read | When it comes to preparation, Virat is similar to Tendulkar, says Ravi Shastri Also, his form outside the sub-continent has been wretched for sometime now even though he has a decent average of 39.33 across 59 Test matches. He has scored 3933 runs with 12 hundreds. There is a fair chance that Vijay has played his last Test at the Lord’s.The 18-year-old Prithvi, who had captained India U-19 to World Cup triumph earlier this year, is set to be rewarded for his consistent show in the first-class arena.Prithvi has scored 1418 runs in 14 first-class games with an average of 56.72 and seven centuries. He was one of the star performers along with Vihari and Mayank Agarwal during India A team’s recent tour of the UK.He scored 188 in a first-class game against West Indies A in Beckenham and recently scored 136 against South Africa A in Bengaluru.Vihari, a member of the 2012 U-19 World Cup team, has been a consistent scorer in Ranji Trophy and has also done well for India A in recent times.It is learnt that the Indian team management and the selectors feel that an extra batsman in these conditions won’t be of any harm.Vihari enjoys a phenomenal average of nearly 60 in 63 first-class games with 5142 runs and 15 hundreds to his credit.Read More | ENG vs IND, 3rd Test: India beat England by 203 runs, Virat Kohli dedicates win to Kerala flood victims His game is cut out for the longest format with good defensive technique. During the tour of UK, he scored 147 in a List A game against West Indies A. He also had a half century in a four-day ‘Test’ against the same opponents.Recently, he also scored 54 and 148 in the two ‘Tests’ against South Africa A side at home.The fourth Test will be played at Southampton from August 30 while the fifth match will start at the Oval in London from September 7.The Squad (for 4th and 5th Test): Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, K L Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Hanuma Vihari. last_img read more

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Jaguars Franchise League bowls off on Saturday

first_imgTHE Jaguars Franchise League, which has three components to its structure, will commence its three-day competition on Saturday at four venues across the country.Cricket enthusiasts in Corentyne Berbice, West Berbice, Georgetown and West Demerara will witness the exciting opening round where a number of the country’s leading and most talented players will compete for places on the Guyana Jaguars 4-Day team, who will commence the defence of their Regional title on October 26, here.The Jaguars have won the first three championships of the Regional 4-Day Professional Cricket League (PCL). This year’s League will involve three players who are currently contracted directly with Cricket West Indies (CWI), namely Devendra Bishoo, Shimron Hetymer and Vishaul Singh.Further, 15 other players, contracted under the CWI/Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI) PCL structure and 13 CGI Academy players will be featuring in the established franchises which are represented under the team names of Upper Corentyne, Lower Corentyne, West Berbice, East Coast Demerara, Georgetown, Upper Demerara/ East Bank, West Demerara and Essequibo.Joshua PersaudAnthony Bramble will appear for Upper Corentyne, Veerasammy Permaul for Lower Corentyne, fast bowler Keon Joseph and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie will strengthen West Berbice while East Coast will include Rajendra Chandrika.Chanderpaul Hemraj will appear for East Coast Demerara with Leon Johnson, Christopher Barnwell and the Jamaican batsman Ramaal Lewis appearing for Georgetown. Steven Jacobs and Under-19 pacer Rienaldo Ali Mohammed will join Upper Demerara/East Bank with fast bowling all-rounder Romario Shepherd, all-rounder Raymon Reifer and opening batsman Tagenarine Chanderpaul strengthening the West Demerara side.Essequibo challenge will be led by rising star Keemo Paul and wicketkeeper Kemol Savory while they are also likely to benefit from the expertise of Shivnarine Chanderpaul based on his availabilityThe eight (8) Franchise teams will also be complemented by CGI Academy players all of whom will be keen to compete for national places in the 2017/2018 CWI Regional 4-Day PCL. The Academy players’ allocation will see Essequibo having Anthony Adams and Kevon Boodie with West Demerara featuring Akshaya Persaud and Ritche Looknauth.Upper Demerara/East Bank will include promising all-rounder Sherfane Rurtherford. Georgetown will benefit from top Under-19 player Raymond Perez and opening batsman Robin Bacchus.Promising youth player, wicketkeeper/batsman Joshua Persaud, West Indies youth sensation opening batsman Bhaskar Yadram will don whites for East Coast Demerara. Fast bowlers Raun Johnson and Clinton Pestano will represent Lower Corentyne and Upper Corentyne, respectively.This year’s Jaguar 3-Day League will showcase young players through a special ruling that mandates each of the eight Franchise teams to play at least one Under-19 player who meets the age eligibility requirement to play in the next 2018 CWI Regional Under-19 Tournament.In addition, the league is likely to witness the involvement of other talented and promising national youth players.The Jaguars 3-Day League will comprise seven rounds of high-level cricket action commencing this Saturday and continuing until Tuesday October 17, 2017 with CWI, CWI/CGI, CGI Academy, National players and domestic Franchise players, all vying for senior national selection. A complete fixture and team lists would be released shortly.last_img read more

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Women of Troy look to keep momentum going

first_imgAfter pocketing a much-needed win last week against Fresno State, the No. 21 USC women’s tennis team is ready to take on some more Pac-10 foes this weekend.First look · Freshman Valerie Pulido has made a strong impression in her first year with a 21-7 overall record and an 11-4 dual meet record. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan First, the Women of Troy (9-6, 1-0) will host the No. 19 Washington Huskies (9-2, 1-1) in a 1:30 p.m. match this afternoon before facing unranked Washington State at noon on Saturday.The last time the Huskies and the Trojans dueled was in the 2009 NCAA second round, where the Huskies upset the Trojans, handing them a 4-3 loss.The Women of Troy need these conference wins to help their Pac-10 record, in addition to their team ranking; and they definitely don’t want to fall to the Huskies twice in a row.“We’re playing the best teams in the Pac-10 coming up, and we’re really hungry to regain our top spot in the Pac-10 and in the country,” sophomore Alison Ramos said.In the present ITA rankings, junior Maria Sanchez leads USC in singles at the No. 3 rank.Sanchez currently holds a seven-match win streak and boasts a 12-5 singles record.Also in the top 25 is Ramos, ranked at No. 20. Following close behind are freshmen Danielle Lao and Valeria Pulido at No. 32 and No. 82, respectively. In doubles, Pulido and Sanchez rank No. 56, while junior Lyndsay Kinstler and Sanchez are ranked at No. 62.The Washington team, with many nationally ranked players, will provide a big challenge for the Women of Troy. In singles, Denise Dy is No. 6 and Venise Chan is No. 15, and in doubles, Dy and teammate Joyce Ardies are ranked at No. 11.Even with its dominant win over Fresno State during spring break, USC is still recovering from its latest upset to then-No. 32 Arizona State two weeks ago.“We came together as a team after the ASU match and discussed what we need to do differently to compete better,” Ramos said. “We made practice more individualized this week in order to work on the specific things we needed to improve upon.”“We’re doing our absolute best to figure out what’s good for the team right now,” Lao said.Even though USC lost to Washington the last time the two teams met, it holds an overall record of 16-2 against the Huskies.“[This] is a big match,” Sanchez said. “We have definitely been waiting a while for this rematch.”last_img read more

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Woburn lead Champion Club field by three

first_img The three-man team from Woburn hold a three-shot lead at the halfway stage of the English Champion Club competition.Jack Bartlett, Gary Mumford and Harry Noton (image © Leaderboard Photography) are an aggregate five-over par after a blustery first round on the Gainsborough course at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, on the Essex/Suffolk border.Behind them, three teams are tied on eight-over: Worksop, Nottinghamshire; Henbury, Gloucestershire; and Spalding, Lincolnshire. Chelmsford in Essex are three strokes further back.Woburn, representing Berks, Bucks & Oxon (BB&O), came in right at the end of the day to top the leaderboard.Their challenge was led by Bartlett, a past England squad player, whose two-under 69 equalled the low score of the day. He played the front nine in three-under before returning in level par, helped by five birdies. He had one scare in his round, when he went out of bounds by four inches on the 14th, but he managed a bogey on the hole.He was supported by Mumford, who scored level par, and Noton, who went round in 78.Worksop, by contrast, were one of the first teams to play this morning and went out in the early drizzle. The team of Martin Foulkes – a past winner of the English mid-amateur championship – Keir Stockdale and Andy Oates finished fourth in last year’s championship and are clearly aiming to do better.Foulkes was the team’s low scorer today, returning level par 71 while Stockdale and Oates both scored 75.Gloucestershire county champion Nick Day also shot 69 as he led Henbury into a tie for second place. He birdied the ninth to turn in level par and then had three birdies in the next five holes. “Annoyingly I three-putted 16 for par and bogeyed the last. I kind of think I should be a couple better but I’ve got something to play with tomorrow,” he said.He’s joined in the team by his brother, Michael, who scored 75 and Calum Mortimore who returned 77.Spalding missed out on this championship last year but qualified for the previous four and, says county champion Simon Richardson: “We are getting progressively better.”Richardson is just back from holiday and hasn’t played for 12 days, apart from the five holes he managed before yesterday’s downpour washed out the practice round. Nevertheless, he posted one-under 70 today, with birdies on all but one of the four par threes. He had a double bogey on 15, where he went out of bounds, but came back with birdies on 16 and 17 to finish under par.The Spalding team is completed by Andrew Grimwood, who scored 73, and James Crampton on 78.Despite the wind and the early drizzle a total of seven players beat par, with five scoring one-under.Riyaz Ahmed (The Leicestershire) walked the course yesterday in the rain and was one of the early starters today in the drizzle but went out in two under-par, returning in one-over. “The back nine is the more scoreable but it didn’t work out that way for me,” he said. “I’m very pleased with that score, it’s pretty tough and windy, especially on the elevated tees.”Jacob Hassan (Royal Blackheath, Kent) is a student at the Lee Westwood Golf School at Stoke by Nayland and made the most of his course knowledge to card 70. “I’m really pleased with that,” he said. “I used my knowledge of the course, stayed patient on the greens and my long game stood out for me.”Ryan Smith, 17, (Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire), has been a member of an England U16 training squad. He had four birdies in his round including a pair on 14 and 15 which got him under for the round – and he holed a testing six-footer on the last to stay one-under. “It’s tough to get the wind direction but I played solid, struck it good and hit many greens,” he said.England U16 international Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham, Yorkshire) posted his 70 after a strong finish, holing a 25ft putt for birdie on 16 and following up with another on 17. His short game was in good shape, with up and downs for par on the first three holes and again on the 18th.Click here for full scores 17 Sep 2016 Woburn lead Champion Club field by three last_img read more

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In steady rain, Bolt reigns again in 100 at worlds

first_imgFrom left, Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, USA’s Justin Gatlin, and Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade compete in the Men’s 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)  by Pat GrahamAP Sports Writer  MOSCOW (AP) — His legs were hurting, the rain was pouring and he was trailing late in the race.Doesn’t matter. This is Usain Bolt.And nothing gets in the way of him and first place, especially when he’s driven as he was Sunday night in the 100-meter final at the world championships.Bolt blew by Justin Gatlin with about 30 meters to go and never glanced back. He also didn’t even crack a smile when he crossed the finish line because this took a lot more work than the world’s fastest sprinter usually needs.Gatlin was second and Bolt’s Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter took third.Of all Bolt’s titles, this one will have a special meaning, considering he false-started two years ago in the final to lose his crown.Now, it’s his again.“It’s always great to get back your title,” said Bolt, who won in 9.77 seconds. “I’m happy with myself I got it done.”Like Bolt, Brittney Reese and Ashton Eaton were just as dominant. Reese won her third straight long jump gold, while Eaton now owns the world and Olympic decathlon titles.Many of Bolt’s top rivals were missing. Gone were Tyson Gay (doping offense) and Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake, who was the reigning champion but skipped the worlds because of an injured hamstring.Shortly after the race, Bolt sauntered around the track with his country’s flag tied around his neck like a cape. These days, he has to be the Superman of his sport. Given all the recent doping scandals, track needs someone to save the day.For now, he will settle for blowing away the dark cloud over his country, a proud sprinting nation. Some of Jamaica’s most decorated sprinters have taken a fall: Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell-Brown all tested positive for a banned substance and weren’t at the worlds.“I’m just doing my part by running fast, winning titles and letting the world know you can do it clean,” Bolt said. “My focus is to continue doing what I do.”And that means running fast times, even on a drenched track.What started as a steady drizzle turned into a downpour just before the gun sounded. So much so that Bolt clowned around when he was introduced to the crowd, pretending to open an umbrella.Really, though, rain doesn’t bother him. Not in the least.Neither does anything else, like falling behind early. He knew he might trail Gatlin at the halfway mark. Bolt has never been a good starter and may have been extra cautious considering what happened in South Korea two years ago.In the lane next to him, Gatlin got off to a great start and thought he might have enough in the tank to beat Bolt, just as he did two months ago in Rome.“Then I saw these long legs coming up on my right side,” Gatlin said. “He’s great. He’s just great.”These two aren’t exactly the best of friends, but after the race, Gatlin congratulated Bolt, who had some kind words in return.“For him to say to me, ‘Hey, you’re the guy who pushes me to go even faster.’ I’m honored in that,” Gatlin said. “But I thought I had it for a second.”Only this is Bolt, the best finisher around. He sniffed the finish line and turned on the turbo jets. He did have to labor hard, though, grimacing as he crossed the line. Some of that may have been due to his legs, which he said were sore.Even at less than 100 percent, Bolt is still downright difficult to beat.“I wanted to run faster, but after the semifinals my legs didn’t feel up to it,” Bolt said. “Don’t know what happened. I’m going to get it worked on. Hopefully I won’t have this problem in the 200 meters. Overall, it was a good race.”Mike Rodgers tried to get inside the head of Bolt after their semifinal matchup, staring up at the tall sprinter. Bolt got out to a big lead in that race earlier in the event and began loafing toward the finish line. Rodgers didn’t particularly care for that.“He thought he was going to slow down, like he could play with everybody,” said Rodgers, who wound up sixth in the final. “I guess he knows he can’t.”Perhaps.Bolt still won convincingly — once he got up to full stride, that is.“I never look at things as easy. I put in hard work,” Bolt said. “That’s why I’m a champion. I keep pushing myself as a champion, no matter what. I push myself because that’s what it takes.”In other finals, Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia won the discus, Aleksandr Ivanov of Russia captured the men’s 20-kilometer walk and Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia dominated the 10,000.Then there’s Reese and Eaton, who followed their Olympic gold medals with world titles just like Bolt.“It was the only thing I had left on my list to do,” Eaton said. “Now I have done everything there is to do in the multi-events.”The morning session featured few surprises. The Americans were in solid position for a medals sweep in the 110-meter hurdles, with defending champion Jason Richardson, Olympic gold medalist Aries Merritt, Ryan Wilson and the season’s fastest man, David Oliver, all cruising through their heats.In the opening round of the women’s 100, English Gardner had the top time of 10.94 seconds and will be a favorite in the final.American teen Mary Cain made up ground late in the race to move on in the 1,500 meters and 2008 Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt posted the top time in the 400.But this night belonged Bolt, fitting with lightning flashing overhead before his race.“You never go into a race worried,” he said. “You always got to be confident in yourself. That’s what I was.”last_img read more

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Count Basie Theatre Recipient of Two Grants

first_imgRED BANK – The Count Basie Theatre recently received $15,000 from the OceanFirst Foundation that completes a two-year grant cycle for arts and cultural institutions.The grant will be used for theater operations and necessary renovations.Since 2009, the foundation has granted $60,000 to the Count Basie Theatre. The Basie also received an $8,000 grant from the Mary Owen Borden Foundation for its support of mission-driven programming, in particular the Outreach program within Red Bank Borough’s public schools. In the past three years, the Borden Foundation has granted the Basie in excess of $36,000.“Our vision for the Count Basie Theatre is to continue to expand and amplify our role as a community asset to the county as both a performing arts venue and a leader in arts education,” said Adam Philipson, CEO of Count Basie Theatre. “We are honored by the support of these two organizations for the work we have accomplished and look forward to working with them as our vision unfolds. We are profoundly grateful for their generosity.”Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank has built a reputation and legacy as a good neighbor and responsible corporate citizen. The foundation provides grants to organizations that meet community needs within the OceanFirst market area.Since its inception, OceanFirst Foundation has contributed more than $23 million to more than 600 local charities in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex counties.In recent decades, the Mary Owen Borden Founda­tion has limited its funding to New Jersey’s Mercer and Monmouth counties. The primary focus on current giving is to address the needs of disadvantaged youth and their families.“We are happy to continue to support the work of the Count Basie Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy Outreach Program in the Red Bank Schools, “ said Quinn McKean, executive director of the Mary Owen Borden Foundation. “The Mary Owen Borden Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged.”“The Count Basie Theatre is very grateful to both the Mary Owen Borden Founda­tion and OceanFirst Founda­tion for their support of our mission-driven programs. These foundations have been generous donors and community partners in helping the Basie bring the arts and arts education to many individuals throughout the Two River area,” said Tom Widener, chairman of the Count Basie Theatre Foundation Board of Directors.The Count Basie Theatre is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information visit www.countbasietheatre.org.last_img read more

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