first_imgExperian’s new service helps charities reduce mailings to ‘goneaways’ 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Keeping track of supporters’ current addresses is hard work. According to government statistics, more than 12% of the UK population move house each year: this is about 18,000 people every day. Where goneaway data is identified from returned mail, it can take months to receive, collate, capture and load the information before it is ready for use as a suppression list. Absolute Movers helps solve this problem by making goneaway data available much faster; the company has identified over 3.5 million new movers in the last six months alone.Sue Tomalin, Data Quality Consultant for Experian’s Marketing Services division, believes that the speed with which goneaway data can be made available is essential for charities. “On average,” she said, “an individual receives 13 pieces of direct mail per month, so if there is a four month delay in identifying a single mover, 50 wasted mail packs will have been sent to their old address. Absolute Movers has been developed by Experian to address this specific weakness in the suppression data currently available to the charitable sector.”In addition, Absolute Movers keeps up-to-date with people who temporarily move house and then return; for example, students who move away for the period of their study and work secondments.Absolute Movers is available from Experian and through Experian Intact, the online data cleansing service. Information solutions company Experian has launched ‘Absolute Movers’, a service to help charities keep track of donors who move home and changing their address.Absolute Movers is designed to help charities improve the effectiveness of their direct marketing campaigns by reducing the waste created by mailing individuals who have moved home, or ‘goneaways’ in the jargon.Experian claims that its unique data is updated and made available more quickly than other consumer suppression services currently available. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 25 March 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

first_imgConsider the Source, the genre-bending trio from NYC, is headed back on tour for the winter, much to the delight of their diverse and dedicated following across the US. Joined by New Jersey’s Thank You Scientist, a prog-rock septet that similarly resists easy categorization, the two bands will hitting be cities across the South, Southwest, and West with their eclectic sounds.In anticipation of the tour, Consider the Source has released a promo video featuring live footage of them shredding their tune “(Good Point) Wandering Bear” that gives the lowdown on the cities they’ll be hitting up throughout January 2017. You can check out the video for yourself below to get a taste of what Consider the Source has cookin’ up for 2017. Full dates for their tour can be found below, and tickets are available via the band’s website.Consider the Source 2016 Winter Tour Dates01/12/2017 Rose Music Hall, Columbia, MO01/13/2017 Opolis, Norman, OK01/14/2017 Curtain Club, Dallas, TX01/15/2017 Sidewinder, Austin, TX01/17/2017 The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ01/18/2017 The Casbah, San Diego, CA01/19/2017 EchoPlex, Los Angeles, CA01/20/2017 Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA01/21/2017 The New Parish, Oakland, CA01/22/2017 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA01/24/2017 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ01/25/2017 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX01/26/2017 Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX01/27/2017 Raven Tower, Houston, TX01/28/2017 Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA01/29/2017 WorkPlay Theatre, Birmingham, ALlast_img read more

first_imgWhen it comes to making March Madness bracket picks, there are no golden rules. Every tournament, every team — whether sleeper or favorite — and every potential path to the NCAA championship is different.In general, to give yourself the best chance to win your bracket pool, you want to figure out which teams in the bracket are being overrated by the general public — then think twice about making big bets on them. However, if you’re in a relatively big pool, or if your scoring system provides great rewards for picking lower-seeded teams to win, then these are some of the top opportunities to consider in terms of making early-round upset picks against popular favorites. Especially if you didn’t plan on picking one of the teams above to make it farther than the Sweet 16 anyway, you might want to consider picking them to lose even earlier.If you want to see the best bracket for your pool, or just need a great bracket quickly since the tournament starts soon, check out that data-driven NCAA Bracket Picks product from you’d like to learn more about TeamRankings, check out this WIRED magazine article and see their past performance in bracket pools.) MORE FROM TEAMRANKINGS: NCAA Tournament Prediction ToolEditor’s Note: This is a guest post from, whose subscribers have reported winning over $1.1 million in NCAA bracket pool prizes since 2007. Check out their 2019 March Madness bracket picks.March Madness 2019: NCAA Tournament bracket pool tips, adviceWhat Is An Overrated Team?For the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on making Sweet 16 picks.If a team’s percentage chance to make the Sweet 16 is lower than the percentage of brackets nationwide that is picking them to get there, that team is being overrated by the public.For example, according to our tournament projections, South Region No. 6 Villanova has a 30 percent chance to make the Sweet 16 this year. (This is clearly not the championship Villanova team of 2018.) However, perhaps because of recency bias, 40 percent of the public is picking Villanova to make it there.That’s a big difference. Unless you’re convinced that Villanova is going to make a big run again this year, you may do better fading the public and having the Wildcats exit your bracket early. If Villanova does lose early, a big portion of your opponents are going to pay the price.Too Many Risky Picks Will Hurt Your ChancesLet’s be clear about one thing first: In standard 1-2-4-8-16-32 bracket pool scoring, optimal strategy almost always calls for picking overvalued teams, especially early on.Great teams are almost always overvalued by the public in the early rounds, and you certainly shouldn’t pick all the best teams in the tournament to lose early. That would be far too risky since those teams usually have the best chances to make a deep run, and scoring a whopping 16 or 32 points for correct picks in the last couple rounds is what usually wins bracket pools.However, drop down a tier or two in team quality and some better opportunities to fade the crowd start to present themselves. Primarily, you’re looking for teams that are being overrated by the public to make the Sweet 16 and also don’t have particularly good chances to win it all or make the title game.It involves a lot of math and data to figure out which overrated teams you should pick to lose early. We built our NCAA Bracket Picks product to figure out the optimal pick decisions. Here are four examples of overrated Sweet 16 teams you might want to think twice about in your 2019 March Madness bracket.MORE TEAMRANKINGS: Can any March Madness sleepers win it all?March Madness 2019: Four overrated Sweet 16 favoritesNo. 4 Kansas State (South)Kansas State is arguably the team that is being most overvalued by the public when it comes to Sweet 16 choices. While 43 of the public has them getting to the Sweet 16, their actual odds are closer to just 18 percent. There’s a double whammy facing Kansas State. First, their best offensive player, Dean Wade, is battling an injury and was doubtful to play as of Wednesday morning. Second, they are facing a juggernaut of a No. 13 seed in UC Irvine before potentially facing a solid No. 5 seed in Wisconsin or a criminally underseeded No. 12 Oregon. It’s a horrible draw for a team that looks to not even be at full strength.No. 2 Michigan (West)Michigan is a popular public choice as a Sweet 16 pick, with over 80-percent support. (Like Villanova, it’s not a huge surprise, as the Wolverines were the runner-up last year.) However, that popularity far outpaces Michigan’s 61-percent chance of winning its first two games. While Michigan has played well in games against tournament-quality opposition, according to the offshore betting markets they have the lowest odds to win the tournament out of all the No. 2 seeds. Michigan’s path through the bracket is part of the reason, with underseeded No. 7 Nevada lurking as the likely second-round matchup. Michigan’s survival odds indicate they’ll probably still make it, but if you’re looking to take an educated gamble in your bracket, especially in pools with upset bonuses, this one should be on your radar screen.No. 4 Kansas (Midwest)Kansas is well known as a traditional powerhouse, and the Jayhawks would have the opportunity to play in front of a lot of hometown fans in the Regional Finals in Kansas City — if they get that far. First, Kansas will have to get by a No. 13 Northeastern team that’s back at full strength. That game isn’t a gimme, as Northeastern has a low-but-realistic 27-percent shot at pulling off the upset. In the second round, Kansas would likely have to play No. 5 Auburn on a neutral court, and Auburn looks to be the favorite in that matchup despite having a worse seed. While Kansas is a good team, they haven’t been the same since center Udoka Azubuike suffered a season-ending injury in January and Lagerald Vick left the team in February. All told, Kansas’s 33-percent chance to get to the Sweet 16 is significantly lower than the 48 percent of the public that is picking them to get there.No. 3 LSU (East)Despite not winning the SEC tournament as its top seed, LSU is a fairly popular choice to get to the Sweet 16, with over 61 percent of the public picking them to make it. However, the Tigers only have about a 41-percent chance. Though they received a No. 3 seed and have been playing better since their lineup stabilized in January, overall LSU has been playing at closer to No. 5- or No. 6-seed quality. LSU is still the slight favorite to make the Sweet 16 over No. 6 Maryland, but it’s a lot closer than most people think. From the standpoint of making a contrarian pick, especially if you don’t have LSU going any farther, having them get upset before the Sweet 16 isn’t as crazy as it may seem.MORE FROM TEAMRANKINGS: NCAA Tournament Prediction ToolShould You Make All These Picks?Let’s reiterate what all this information means from a bracket strategy standpoint.Should you avoid putting all four of these overrated teams above in your Sweet 16 this year? No, almost certainly not. Two of them are still our favorites to emerge from their pods. In most pools, you’d be taking on way too much risk by not picking any of these teams to win two games.last_img read more

first_img– ‘Win-win-win’ –IOC president Thomas Bach said he was confident any remaining hurdles could be cleared.“We are very confident that we can reach a tripartite agreement under the leadership of the IOC with LA and Paris in August, creating a win-win-win situation for all three partners,” he said.“This agreement will be put forward to the IOC Session in Lima in September for ratification.”Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter: “Happy that my friend @MayorofLA has made an important new step on an agreement that will have three winners: Paris, Los Angeles and the IOC #Paris2024”LA bid officials had scheduled a press conference for 5pm (0000 GMT) with Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and bid chief Casey Wasserman about the bid.LA city council member Gil Cedillo had already tweeted “hashtag goes from #LA2024 to #LA2028”, and City Council president Herb Wesson was enthusiastic.“The City of Los Angeles is a proud and enthusiastic partner in this ‘win-win-win’ scenario,” he said.While local backing is seen as crucial to the success of any Games, the bid committee also singled out the support of US President Donald Trump as they try to bring the Games back to the United States.The USA last hosted the Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996 while the Winter Games were held in Salt Lake City in 2002.“Since his election, President Trump has been personally involved in helping to make LA’s bid a truly American bid and the White House Office of American Innovation and the US Senate and House of Representatives have been true partners throughout,” they said.“The USOC and Los Angeles bid team greatly appreciate their strong commitment to bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to the United States.”Share on: WhatsApp Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  Los Angeles formally announced its intent to host the 2028 Summer Olympics on Monday after agreeing a deal with Games officials that paves the way for Paris to host in 2024.“The Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic bid committee in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today announced its intention for Los Angeles to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028 and its agreement with the Host City Contract 2028,” the LA bid committee said in a statement, confirming earlier comments from city officials.The deal, trumpeted as a “win-win-win” for Los Angeles, Paris and the IOC, will bring the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles for a third time, after the city staged the Games in 1984 and 1932.Los Angeles had been in a race with Paris for 2024, with the winner to be named by the IOC on September 13 in Lima.But the possibility that Los Angeles would abandon a 2024 bid and instead accept the 2028 Games has been growing since the IOC decided in July that in an unprecedented move it would attempt to award both Games at its Lima meeting.Paris had remained insistent on hosting in 2024, on the 100th anniversary of the city’s 1924 Olympics.LA bid officials, who had put forward a $5.3 billion bid for 2024, said Monday that an agreement had been reached with the IOC on financial considerations that would make waiting an extra four years feasible.“Under the terms of the Host City Contract 2028, the IOC will advance funds to a Los Angeles Organizing Committee in view of the longer planning period and to increase participation and access to youth sports programs in the City of Los Angeles in the years leading up to the Games,” their statement said.“The IOC contribution as stipulated by the HCC is $1.8 billion and has the potential to exceed $2 billion according to the evaluation of the LA bid committee when taking into account the estimated value of existing sponsor agreements to be renewed and potential new marketing deals.”The agreement must still be approved by the Los Angeles City Council and the United States Olympic Committee — both of which backed the 2024 bid.“The Los Angeles City Council and United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors will consider the agreement for approval in August,” the bid committee said.“If approved, the IOC, LA and Paris may enter a tripartite agreement, clearing the way for IOC Membership to simultaneously confirm the Olympic Games 2024 to Paris and the Olympic Games 2028 to Los Angeles at the next IOC session in Lima, Peru on September 13, 2017.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of OlympiaOn Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 (weather permitting), the City’s Contractor will be grinding off old pavement markings and applying new plastic pavement markings (including bicycle symbols, turn arrows, and crosswalk striping) to the newly chip sealed surfaces on West Bay Drive, Road 65, Division Street and Black Lake Boulevard. This will complete the pavement preservation work on these roads.Work will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and follow the schedule below. Motorist should expect some lane restrictions and delays during the pavement marking operations. Flaggers will direct motorists through the construction area.Friday, August 21West Bay Drive NW (from Garfield Avenue to Schneider Hill Road);Road 65 NW (from 14th Avenue to 20th Avenue); andDivision Street NW (from Harrison Avenue to 4th Avenue)Saturday, August 22Division Street NW (from Harrison Avenue to 4th Avenue);Black Lake Boulevard SW (from 4th Avenue to Capital Mall Drive to 4th Avenue); andBlack Lake Boulevard SW (from Hwy 101 to south city limits near Hope Community Church)last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement himNBA Finals | Brooklyn VshxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9xz2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vmWould you ever consider trying this?😱rea4Can your students do this? 🌚1Roller skating! Powered by Firework India’s dependable opener Smriti Mandhana is now the the 3rd fastest woman to reach 2000 runs in ODI cricket. The star batter took just 51 innings to go past the 2000 runs mark thereby becoming the 2nd fastest Indian after Shikhar Dhawan (48) to achieve this record. She also helped India win the ODI series with her match-winning fifty against the Windies in Antigua on Wednesday,Advertisement Smriti, who stands at 2025 runs in 51 games with an average of 43.08, reached the milestone faster than Virat Kohli (53), Sourav Ganguly (52), and Navjot Sidhu (52). However, former Aussie, Belinda Clark has reached this feat fastest (45) in women’s cricket. In men’s cricket though, Hashim Amla is the sole record-holder of the fastest to register 2,000-ODI runs. He crossed the landmark in only 40 innings.Advertisement After returning to the ODI side from a toe injury, Smriti performed superbly, finishing the 3rd ODI with 74 runs from 63 balls as India won the match by 6-wickets. She hit 9 boundaries and 3 maximums while chasing down 195 to take home the 3-match series 2-1. Young Jemimah Rodrigues scored 69 from 92 as the duo put on a solid 141-run opening stand.In the first innings of the match, the Indian bowlers restricted West Indies through tight spells from Jhulan Goswami and Poonam Yadav, who picked up 2 wickets each.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more