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Band Aid 20 song breaks record for most digital music downloads

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Twenty years on, the new recording of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ on Mercury Records, written again by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, went on sale in shops yesterday. All proceeds from the single going to The Band Aid Trust.However, it was made available last week for online download and purchase, and proved very popular, despite Apple’s iTunes service choosing not to sell it. “With the track being available for download we’re able to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the children of Africa even before a single CD is sold”, said Ben Drury, Managing Director of 7 Digital Media, the company behind the official download version of Do They Know It’s Christmas.The launch of Band Aid 20 was handled by Rainier PR, which donated its services at no charge.The Band Aid 20 track can be downloaded for £1.49 with a special bundle including the original for £1.99. The video is also available for download at £2.50. Ringtone and images for mobile phones are also available for purchase, as is a video version for mobile phones.Sadly it seems that the track download only works if you are using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer v5.01 (or higher) browser, so we couldn’t buy it online.At the site you can also order the CD or make a donation to the Band Aid Trust. Band Aid 20 song breaks record for most digital music downloads ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’, the new version of the Band Aid song, has become the highest grossing digital music download ever.Sales of the song on 7 Digital Media’s Web site (www.buybandaid.com) alone have raised more than £15,000 for the Band Aid Trust, and this is only one of the Web sites selling Band Aid downloads.The original Band Aid version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ was recorded in London on 25 November 1984, and released as a seven-inch vinyl single on 7 December. It entered the UK chart at No. 1 on December 15, and stayed there for five weeks, selling more than three million copies. Advertisement Howard Lake | 30 November 2004 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Research / statistics Trading  36 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.last_img read more

Former Syracuse standout Katie Rowan to take over as head coach at Wagner

first_imgSyracuse assistant coach Katie Rowan has been named the head coach at Wagner after three years directing the Orange’s offense.“From my first visit on campus to the conversations I’ve had since, I’ve been extremely impressed with the vision of Wagner’s academics and athletics and I’m thrilled to be a part of this program,” Rowan said in a Wagner press release.Rowan also served as a volunteer coach at SU in 2010 and played with the Orange from 2006-2009. Last season, SU had the 20th-best scoring offense in the country, scoring 12.71 goals per game.As a player, Rowan tallied 396 points, 232 goals and 164 assists, and she is SU’s all-time leader in points and assists. Rowan tallied the third-most points and fourth-most assists in NCAA history.Rowan replaces former Wagner head coach Liz Frisoli, who resigned on May 6 after two seasons coaching the Seahawks. Wagner finished last season 9-10 and finished second in the Northeast Conference.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on June 16, 2015 at 8:18 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

New Contender: Suresh Raina aims to bat at No.4 for India at the T20…

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement agkfNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsxdgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre El( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s7juWould you ever consider trying this?😱bziuCan your students do this? 🌚7f0gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Suresh Raina feels that he can bat at the No.4 position for India in the shortest format in the game. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is on the course to organize the pool of available players and find the right balance.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIThe flamboyant left-hander has gone down the pecking order due to inconsistency and injuries. Raina, who last played for India in July 2018, is currently out due to a knee injury and is expected to return by November.In an interview with Sportstar, Raina claimed that he can be a potential candidate for the crucial No.4 spot having already delivered for the country in that position. He added that he looks forward to the upcoming two editions of the T20 World Cup as a potential opportunity for the same. He said:Advertisement “Basically my left knee was cleaned up. I expect to be back playing in November,” I can be the No. 4 for India. I have batted in that slot before and delivered. I am looking forward to an opportunity with two T20 World Cups coming up.”Read Also:Advertisement Mahi Way: MS Dhoni leads the admiration chart; leaps ahead of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat KohliJasprit Bumrah likely to make comeback from injury for West Indies T20Is Advertisementlast_img read more

Reel Adventures Charters — Big Fish Season is happening

first_imgHappy New Year from Kerry Reed and all the staff at Reel Adventures Fishing Charters.2013 is a upon us and so is more great fishing on Kootenay Lake.So sit back and enjoy a preview of how to catch the big one on your next fishing outing with the Reel Adventures Charters Fishing Report The past couple months have not been as productive as I expected.  However, the past couple weeks have helped make up for it. November & December saw some inconsistent fishing.  Seems like the fish would only feed once a week. And if you were lucky enough to be out there on that day, it was rewarding. Over the holidays, our fishing really began to get good though. Finally, maybe it’s just a late start to our fall fishery. The past couple weeks we have had many days with many fish to the boat.  Some days catching up to 1a dozen fish has made it exciting. And it’s that time of year when we seem to catch our biggest fish. In fact, last week, in two days we managed to hook into 20 fish ranging from 10 – 20 pounds. Those were a couple of hot days. I hope to see more of that throughout our winter. What are they biting on??? A little bit of everything it seems. When the fishing has been slow, people are trying every lure in the box. But, when the fish are feeding, it’s the usual suspects that go to work. We’re still catching on Bucktail flies. My favorites are the 203, 210, 215, and 228. Or for those that don’t know the numbers: Grey ghost, November Special, and black/white. Also working at this time of year are the Bill Norman lures. Common colors like the purple/silver, black/silver, or the rainbow trout. These will work good throughout the winter, but make sure you slow your speed down for these lures. And finally, my Lyman plugs have been working a bit also. Some on the surface, or some on downrigger.  It all depends what the fish want.  My favorites lately have been # 10, 55, 69, and 160. Big fish season is here.  So, be patient and be rewarded !! Tight lines…………..  Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Charters Nelson B.Clast_img read more

Bombers roll past Rockers 5-1 in High School Fieldhockey action

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers continue to roll on the West Kootenay High School Fieldhockey scene.The Bombers dominated a Stanley Humphries Rockers squad from Castlegar from start to finish en route to a 5-1 victory in action Thursday at the Pass Creek Fields.Stanley Humphries playing the game with eleven players ran into a brick wall as the Bombers controlled the game from the beginning and did not look back, chances and goals coming often for the Bombers.  “Great passing and running by the Bombers kept Stanley Humphries on their heels all game,” said coach Bruce Walgren.LVR opened the scoring when Hanna Quinn combined some quick passing by  the midfield, Allie Zondervan Noa Butterfield and Naomi Perkins. Emma Borhi scored the Bombers second of the game on a pass from Hanna Quinn and rookie Kassandra Schloeder to give LVR a 2-0 lead at the half.Rookie Liza Demski, Quinn and Borhi also scored in the second half.Stanley Humphries ruined the shutout bid by keeper Cammille Gebharts in the second half.”Much like in Oliver the lady bombers were very solid in the back line, Heather Potkins, Kyra Burkart, Noa Butterfield, Emma Gregorich, and Rookie Mia Kraus,” Walgren explained.”The nidfield lead by the stellar play of Allie Zondervan and Naomi Perkins just kept the pressure on Stanley Humphries and continuously fed the front line for some terrific scoring opportunities.”last_img read more

Serena Williams wins Perth season-opener ahead of Grand Slam tilt

first_imgSerena Williams of the United States serves during her match against Maria Sakkari of Greece at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)PERTH, Australia — Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to power past Maria Sakkari in straight-sets at the Hopman Cup on Monday in her first competitive match since melting down in the U.S. Open final.The 37-year-old was rusty and down an early break but did enough to record a comfortable 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory in one hour and 44 minutes in the women’s singles match.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was an error-strewn start for Williams, who struggled to land her first serve and was broken in the third game. She could have been in a bigger hole if not for saving break points in her first and third service games.A vocal Williams tried to pump herself up in a bid to shake off the stupor and raised her arms skyward after holding serve in the fifth game. A confident Sakkari held the edge until losing her nerve attempting to close out the set in the 10th game.Williams then found her range and dominated the tie break to wrap up the first set in 63 minutes. She broke twice in the second set and closed it out with an ace.Williams is a two-time Hopman Cup winner, having triumphed in 2003 with James Blake and five years later alongside Mardy Fish.In the earlier men’s singles match, No.15 ranked Tsitsipas overcame a second set wobble to defeat Tiafoe 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3. It was a confidence boost for the Greek rising star after his shock straight-sets loss to unheralded British played Cameron Norrie on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid The result leveled the tie between the United States and Greece, but Williams and playing partner Frances Tiafoe lost the later mixed doubles match in three sets to Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas .Even though both her ankles were strapped and required medical attention during the change of sets, Williams moved freely and looked sharper as the match wore on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“It was my first match back. I was making a lot of errors,” Williams said. “It was great to be back out on match day.”The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion lost an exhibition match against sister Venus in Abu Dhabi last week, but the Hopman Cup is her first competitive event since her controversial defeat to Japan’s Naomi Osaka at Flushing Meadows in September. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The fancied Greece kept its tournament alive with a 4-1, 1-4, 4-2 victory in the mixed doubles after an opening defeat against Britain.The United States will battle Switzerland in a showpiece fixture on Tuesday, which pits Williams against fellow tennis legend Roger Federer in the mixed doubles.“As a player it’s something that you would dream of playing Roger Federer,” Williams told reporters. “It’s only mixed doubles, but still it’s like a dream come true for me.”The 37-year-olds have won 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them — Federer a record 20 in men’s tennis — and are arguably the best ever.The match in Perth is expected to be a sellout.“I really look forward to sharing the stadium with him,” said Williams, who will be chasing a record-equaling 24th major at the Australian Open next month. “It’s going to be special.”Their showdown has added spice, with the United States’ title hopes hanging by a thread after the loss to Greece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Genie Bouchard gives herself pass mark after comeback win PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

FOX SPORTS ORIGIN COVERAGE REMINDER

first_imgThe coverage of the State of Origin Series will take in Game 3 of the Women’s Open and Game 2 of the Men’s Open competition between traditional rivals Queensland and New South Wales.The two States battled it out across 13 age divisions for Origin supremacy at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Sporting Complex on 4-5 August 2006.The games will be shown in full, as opposed to the packaged highlights that screened on Channel Nine in September. The games will be repeated across the 3 Fox Sports channels during November, so be sure to organise yourself and your friends to catch the Origin action on Fox Tel during the month.Please check Fox Tel electronic guides for updated screening times and programing.Screening Times for all States Women’s Game 3 –  1 November 2006:2.00pm – WA3.30PM – NT4.00pm – QLD4.30pm – SA5.00pm – NSW, ACT, VIC, TASlast_img read more

5-Star C Diamond Stone, Who Got Bashed By Wisconsin Fans For Picking Maryland, Seems Pretty Happy Right Now

first_imgIn late March, five-star center Diamond Stone (Milwaukee, Wisc.) committed to Maryland over home-state program Wisconsin. This, obviously, did not please Badgers’ fans. Stone took a beating from various UW faithful on Twitter, message boards, etc. Wisconsin lost to Duke, 68-63, in the national championship game Monday night. This seems to please the future Terrapins’ big man.  — All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015I LOVE — All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015They Do A lot Of Talking…— All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015Stone will get his chance to quiet the Wisconsin fans next season. Maryland is expected to be a top-five team in 2015-16.last_img read more

Private Schools Encouraged to Partner with Government

first_img The call comes from Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Maxine Headlam, who noted that accommodation for these children is one of the Ministry’s priorities that private schools can take advantage of, “because the Ministry, at present, does not have the scope to meet all the needs in those areas”. Story Highlights Operators of private schools are being encouraged to further partner with the Government as it seeks to increase the placement of infants (aged zero to three) and special needs students in these institutions.The call comes from Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Maxine Headlam, who noted that accommodation for these children is one of the Ministry’s priorities that private schools can take advantage of, “because the Ministry, at present, does not have the scope to meet all the needs in those areas”.She was speaking at the annual general meeting of the Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on January 31.Ms. Headlam noted that this aspect, along with other possible areas of collaboration, is part of ongoing discussions with JISA that are expected to be included in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) now being formulated.Other areas for partnership being explored under the pending agreement include accessing furniture, text books, and educational software through the Ministry at a reduced cost.The MOU is also expected to speak to the issues of waivers on shipment fees and taxes for the importation of school equipment, training opportunities, and private schools having access to regional meetings of the Ministry.Ms. Headlam said the Government is fully committed to an inclusive approach to education, noting that the Ministry is always open to dialogue and suggestions from private educators.She noted that the Ministry has had a long history of collaboration with independent privately owned schools, and assured that work will continue to strengthen this invaluable partnership.“We are committed to the independent schools, and we are (grateful) to them for their invaluable roles in educating our children and recommit ourselves to this partnership,” she assured.In the meantime, President of JISA, Karlene Bisnott, said she is looking forward to the strengthening of ongoing partnerships with the Ministry through the MOU.“We are hoping that before the school year is out, things will be so structured that within the next school year we should be seeing some of these things bearing fruit,” she told JIS News, adding that the collaboration has already started regarding text books, where the Ministry has extended the deadline for orders.Founded in 1969, JISA is a professional organisation of principals, vice principals and directors of registered private schools. Ms. Headlam noted that this aspect, along with other possible areas of collaboration, is part of ongoing discussions with JISA that are expected to be included in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) now being formulated. Operators of private schools are being encouraged to further partner with the Government as it seeks to increase the placement of infants (aged zero to three) and special needs students in these institutions.last_img read more