The Wombles return for Remember A Charity Week

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 10 June 2020 | News The Wombles return for Remember A Charity Week Tagged with: legacies Remember a Charity  901 total views,  2 views today “The Wombles are delighted to be supporting Remember a Charity Week. Now, more than ever, we need to help each other and the hundreds of charities that do such wonderful work in our communities and burrows. If you can ‘remember you’re a Womble’, we hope you can remember a charity in 2020.” This year’s Remember A Charity Week has won the backing of everyone’s favourite community-spirited burrow dwellers, The Wombles.The Wombles will return to the nation’s screens for this year’s Remember A Charity Week (7-13 September 2020) in a new short animated film that will shine a light on legacy giving. This year, the film and campaign imagery will tackle the most prevalent legacy giving myth and barrier: the belief that people can’t leave a gift to charity in their Will if they wish to support their family and friends.Remember A Charity’s campaign will help charities and legal professionals work together to celebrate and inspire legacy giving, using print and display advertising, legacy-focused national newspaper supplements, printed materials, online and social media channels.Every charity participating in this year’s campaign and joining before the end of July will be provided with promotional assets, including the Wombles film, printed materials, and digital collateral, which they can tailor to their own audiences and potential legacy supporters. Campaign materials will be available for use both during and after Remember A Charity Week.Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, said:“While the nation battles Covid-19, charities have understandably held off from a great deal of legacy promotion activity. And yet, legacy giving is likely to be one of the most critical channels for the sector’s recovery, with gifts in Wills never more needed. That’s why we’re working hard to ensure that this year’s Remember A Charity Week campaign not only reaches and engages more of the giving public, but that we create resources to help charities deliver their own unique legacy message too.“The Wombles are warmly remembered for the way they supported each other and the wider community, and for their unfailing commitment to look after the world we live in. In such challenging times, who better to encourage the public to consider leaving a gift in their Will?”Great Uncle Bulgaria also commented, saying: Advertisement  902 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 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.last_img read more

Faculty, students navigate hiccups as classes go digital for the next month

first_img“I’m in engineering, and most of our classes are lecture-based, so it was pretty much the same as being in lecture,” Weadick said. “I was expecting it to be a little more challenging to understand him and get his notes, but it was pretty much the same. It was actually a little nice because there’s a chat box that students were talking in while he was lecturing for clarifications from each other.” “The [professor] did not [require students to have] cameras on … she didn’t have her own camera on, she’s just talking while the slides were on [Zoom],” Miller said. “It felt really easy to zone out or not listen … She didn’t make an effort to try to engage people.” Anthropology professor Erin Moore usually conducts her lectures by incorporating group discussions and visual content, but hasn’t figured out how to do so while classes remain online. To prepare professors to teach classes digitally, she said USC provided one-on-one Zoom tutorials through USC Information Technology Services. “The last few days, there’s been practically a place to learn Zoom every hour of the day, some place on campus,” Moore said. “[USC] flooded everyone with potential for learning.” (Arielle Chen | Daily Trojan) Clara Miller, a junior majoring in design, said she had varying experiences with the platform depending on the professor leading the class. One professor conducted an exam on Zoom to accommodate student circumstances and provided exam documents on Blackboard in case students experienced internet connection difficulties. Another professor did not encourage enough interaction with students via the program, she said.  Students and faculty are managing how to transition classes online and navigate technological problems following the first day of remote instruction. Several classes encountered problems with class engagement, while others made the digital shift smoothly. Josh Weadick, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering, said in his “Introduction to Digital Circuits” class, the professor opted to conduct class on Webex, another online conference platform, instead of Zoom. He said the professor had often used other educational programs to submit assignments instead of Blackboard. “I think that each time I do it, I’ll learn a few more of the features, and it’ll be less alien to me about how to use it and how to get back some of the intimacy in a classroom that you have that you don’t have over Zoom,” Moore said. The three-day online trial period started Wednesday and incorporated virtual instruction through Blackboard and Zoom. Most laboratories and performance-based classes did not participate in the trial. In a campus-wide email, Provost Charles Zukoski announced online classes will continue through April 13.  Moore, who plans to work on learning new features on Zoom to incorporate an interactive setting with students, said the new setting will require students to be more responsible with their academics.  Although Miller said she believed her first day went smoothly, the online classes could not replace the in-person experience.  “It’s a weird thing when you’re not like in the presence of someone,” Miller said. “You can’t always get your emotions across text, it’s even hard across the camera … It feels very one-sided.”  As of yet, she said she is not comfortable with the program but hopes to improve with each lesson.  “You can’t form the same kind of communities that you can in a classroom,” Moore said. “You’re less able to form and nurture a learning community … I think it also puts a lot of the onus on the students to start taking charge of their own education.”last_img read more

Polo taunts Hearts of Oak again: “They miss my coaching”

first_imgMohammed Polo continues to taunt his former employers, now claiming they miss his touch.Ever since he was sacked following an acrimonious relationship with fans, the Ghana legend has made it a point to goad the team, whether in success or failure. And with Hearts’ 4-0 thrashing in Tunisia to Esperance on Sunday fresh in mind, Polo is not missing the chance to take a dig.”The team did very well in the first half when it was just 1-0. But the performance totally dropped in the second half. It tells you the team is lacking technical direction,” he said on Monday.The Caf Confederation Cup game was the first leg of the third round that could see the Phobians get into the money zone if they scale the tall order.The Phobians suffered the massive defeat in the first leg of the ultimate qualifier in Tunis on Sunday.“While I was with Hearts, the strength of the team always was in their second half display. It is clear that the team misses me,” Polo went on. The former Hearts superstar had a torrid time while coaching the Phobians, and it is seriously doubtful that the team misses him, for his stint was punctuated with quarrels and dressing room spats.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more