Today’s BBC Radio 4 MoneyBox Live on charitable giving

first_img Howard Lake | 3 December 2007 | News Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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. Today’s BBC Radio 4 MoneyBox Live on charitable givingcenter_img Lines open today at 13.30 and the number to call is 08700 100 444. You can also send an email via the programme’s web page. Today’s BBC Radio 4’s Money Box Live will focus on charitable giving. Presenter Paul Lewis is seeking questions to put to the panel: lines open at 13.30 today.The panel on today’s edition which will be broadcast at 15.02 consists of David Pitchford, managing editor, intelligentgiving.com; Alastair Collett, partner, Bircham Dyson Bell; and John Low, chief executive, Charities Aid Foundation.Past editions on charitable giving have not surprisingly focused a great deal on Gift Aid, so now is your chance to broaden the discussion. Advertisement  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

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Fridays on the Fly: Wes Hodges’ Proper Etiquette For Fishing With Guides

first_imgIntro by Justin Forrest, words by Wes HodgesFishing with a guide in new waters is one of the best ways to learn about an area, catch some fish, and make new friends.Guiding is one of the noblest professions in the world if you ask me. It takes years of dedication to the craft, the water, and the fish. That’s why people turn to a guide when they’re looking to catch fish in a new place. They teach you what to use, where to use it, how to use it, and when to use it. You’re getting years of experience crammed into your brain during a half day of fishing. It’s worth every penny.That being said, there are a couple things folks need to realize when they are looking to hire a guide. Sure, you’re paying them for a service, but that doesn’t make them your employee. Whenever I fish with a guide, I shut up, listen, and do what they say. Nine times out of ten, I’m catching fish and having a damn good time doing it. I’ve fished with guides in the Florida Keys for Permit, in Boca Grande for Tarpon, and in WNC for trout. Whether you’re fishing in a mountain stream, a wide inlet, or a coastal flat, it’s all the same.To get a professional opinion on the subject, I reached out to Wes Hodges, owner of Wesley Hodges Fly Fishing in Blacksburg, Va. He’s been fly fishing most of his life and knows a thing or two about guiding. Wes was kind enough to share his must-dos, must-don’ts, and his biggest pet peeves as a professional fishing guide.Wesley Hodges Fly FishingPhoto: Wesley Hodges Fly FishingRule Number One:  Never Be LateMy trips are almost always catered to a specific day and time of year, but also to the client’s needs. For instance, in the middle of summer, when the fish activity is at its peak early and late, I could start a trip at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., or even 1 p.m.  It all depends on the water, the hatches, and the fish. Nothing is constant in nature and my trip start times are dictated by that. If a client shows up late, we could miss the very time in which the fishing activity is at its peak.“I can’t control the fishing but I can damn sure control lunch!”Also, a guide should never be late for his trip.  That is never, ever good.  When that does happen, don’t make excuses.  Be a man and own up to your mistake. That is my number one pet peeve.  And yes, I have been late for a trip.Wesley Hodges Fly FishingPhoto: Wesley Hodges Fly FishingRule Number Two: Never Expect To Catch FishExpect to have a badass time and a good lunch. I have had clients that assumed their booking of a fishing trip would automatically result in world-class fishing as if I was Poseidon. Common statements and questions include:“How many fish should we catch today?”“I just want to catch a smallmouth over 22 inches!”“I caught over a hundred fish in Tenn. Should I expect that in Va.?”That is simply not the case. There are so many factors that go into a successful day of fishing. You have to account for the wind (especially in fly-fishing due to the casting), water flows on tailwater rivers, and sometimes the fish just don’t freaking eat.“Nothing good ever comes from an overly aggressive fly-cast.”I understand that clients get all amped up to fish because I know how I am when I get a day on the water.  I can’t blame them, but the clients need to remember that we are guides, not gods.  When I am faced with a client that expects those outcomes I simply reply with, “I can’t control the fishing but I can damn sure control lunch!”Wesley Hodges Fly FishingPhoto: Wesley Hodges Fly FishingRule Number Three:  Slow DownThis is very important for the client to understand. It does not directly impact me, but I want my clients to have the most enjoyable experience on the water. That experience needs to start with slowing down their life for that day, slowing down their mental state, and slowing down their cast. Nothing good ever comes from an overly aggressive fly-cast.One of my best trips was with the head honcho of a construction company. He desperately wanted to catch something larger than a Brook Trout, so I took him to a stream that holds large, wild Brown Trout. This man has worked so hard, for so long, that he worked every ounce of relaxation out of his soul. He put his waders on and set up his rod quickly. Hell, he even drank his scalding hot coffee in one large gulp.“Do I need to tie you up to that sycamore tree again?”In an effort to make this “bird dog” gentleman controllable, I calmly walked him down the stream and asked him to rest against a large tree sitting along the shoreline. I gave him clear directions, “Watch that run against the far bank, right below the fast water. When I get back from the truck, let me know how many trout you saw rise.”Photo: Wesley Hodges Fly FishingI came back in 20 minutes and the man was asleep, knocked out cold, resting against the large sycamore tree. I let him sleep for about another 20 minutes as I finished my coffee and tied our flies on. I asked him how many trout he saw rise and he replied, “Only one.”We caught that fish and many more wild browns on that trip. We didn’t share one word about his profession for the remainder of the day. We only talked about the important stuff in life; family, bird dogs, fine shotguns, streamers, and morel mushrooms. I still guide this man multiple times each year.  Whenever he is getting uncontrollable I will calmly say, “Do I need to tie you up to that sycamore tree again?”Wes Hodges is the owner of Wesley Hodges Fly Fishing in Blacksburg, Va. He guides fly fishing trips down the New River, on private water, and to remote destinations like Montana and Maine. Follow him on Instagram to keep up with his travels.Justin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.last_img read more

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Gold Coast entrepreneurs secure a Byron Bay retreat

first_imgTony and Christina Quinn.QUEENSLAND entrepreneur Tony Quinn, once a teenager living in a caravan, and his wife Christina have spent $3.4 million on a Byron Bay weekender.The entrepreneurial Main Beach, Gold Coast based rich-lister secured the retreat on the town’s dress circle in an off-market deal. Set a few roads back from Clarke’s Beach, the four bedroom, two bathroom home sits on a 530sqm holding. SIGN UP FOR THE NSW REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER HERE What a home. Great outdoors!More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agocenter_img Breezy and beautiful.Seven metre wide concertina glass timber doors open to an expansive deck.Excluding sales at Byron’s bookend beaches, Belongil and Wategos, the sale is the highest price within the town for eight months. Tony and Christina made their fortune initially from their VIP Petfoods empire, selling it for $410 million to Quadrant Private Equity in 2015 and then buying Darrell Lea confectionery.They spent $25 million on the famous Australian confectionary company, selling it earlier this year for around $200 million. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to flaunt your Unique Selling Point01:02 The couple, who own a $2.62 million apartment on Main Beach, are no strangers to buying and selling spectacular Queensland homes, but this is their first known NSW acquisition.They also own two motorsport racetracks in New Zealand, where they hope to build a world-class golf course along with residential development.His autobiography Zero to 60 revealed he grew up in a wooden caravan built by his dad Jimmy in Scotland. From the age of five he started helping his dad with his pet food business, weighing and bagging minced meat.last_img read more

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Messi, Virgil Van Dijk listed in FIFA 20 Team of the Year

first_img Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Raheem Sterling and Fabinho are all conspicuous by their absence from the team. After winning a domestic treble in 2019, City fans would likely have expected their side to be better represented. Read Also:Video: Messi’s ‘unreal’ dribble against Espanyol sends Barca fans wild As well as Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and David Silva could all have warranted a place. Messi, meanwhile, was a shoo-in after another phenomenal year in which he picked up his sixth Ballon d’Or award. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk have been included in a Liverpool-dominated FIFA 20 Team of the Year. Messi EA Sports released the elite side on Monday. The fans voted, and the team features five Liverpool players, including the Dutch centre-back. Sadio Mane is included in attack from Jurgen Klopp’s UEFA Champions League-winning squad alongside Barcelona’s Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe. The midfield includes Manchester City’s sole representative in the shape of Kevin De Bruyne, along with Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, and the only other representative from the Blaugrana, Frenkie de Jong, who moved to the Camp Nou from Ajax in the summer. The back five, meanwhile, is made up of Liverpool quartet Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson, as well as Juventus centre-back and former Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

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Dodgers’ Ross Stripling was tipping pitches ‘big time’ but believes he’s eliminated the issue

first_imgStripling said he had no idea but “a lot of people” – apparently on the Dodgers and opposing teams – did. Stripling’s tell involved the positioning of both his feet and his hands in the stretch position. He came to a set position with his hands higher or lower based on which pitch he was going to throw. Even before that, he would pull his left foot back even with his right foot on a fastball, more out in front of his body if he was going to throw a breaking ball.“Chase (Utley) was obviously in there,” Stripling said of the intervention staged by his teammates. “Honey (pitching coach Rick Honeycutt) found it. (John) Pratt, our video guy found it. They picked up on different things. Chase noticed my feet. Even (Brian) Dozier noticed my feet. Pratt noticed my glove.”Like others before him – there is still no consensus in the Dodgers’ clubhouse on whether Yu Darvish was tipping pitches during last year’s World Series – Stripling said just having the knowledge that he was doing it didn’t necessarily make correcting it a snap.“We were trying to fix it down the stretch and really what happened was when I was on the mound it was all I was thinking about,” he said.“What happens is, you might know it and you think you’re fixing it and you’re not. Or you’re facing Paul Goldschmidt and you’re like, ‘I don’t want to think about my feet. I want to think about getting Paul Goldschmidt out.’” LOS ANGELES — After making the National League All-Star team in midseason, Ross Stripling had a 6.41 ERA in the second half and was left off the Dodgers’ roster for their National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves.And he only has himself to blame for it.“I was tipping pitches down the stretch, big time,” he said after Wednesday’s workout at Dodger Stadium.The right-hander relies heavily on his curveball, making a tip that let opposing hitters know when the breaking pitch was coming valuable, to say the least. Stripling has thrown in the bullpen and to hitters over the past week and feels he has eliminated the problem. Whether that lands him on the roster for the best-of-seven NLCS remains to be seen. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the team is still considering a couple changes to the roster for the next round and Stripling said he was told before Wednesday’s workout that the final decision has not been made yet.“At the end of the day, I think we only gave up one run out of the bullpen against Atlanta,” Stripling said. “So it’s an if-it’s-not-broke-don’t-fix-it type of thing. But obviously, we play matchups as much as anyone. So I’m not sure what they’re thinking. They told me an hour ago they hadn’t decided so I’m sort of in limbo. I’m not overly optimistic, just waiting to see what they do.”PITCHING PLANSThe Brewers announced their starter for Game 1 of their NLDS on Twitter as the “initial out-getter” – it was reliever Brandon Woodruff. They have not announced their starting plans for the NLCS yet.The Dodgers will start left-hander Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, but Roberts would not say anything beyond that when asked Wednesday.“We don’t have our starter for Game 2 or 3 decided yet,” Roberts said, acknowledging only that there were a number of factors being considered – none of which he was willing to discuss.Hyun-Jin Ryu started Game 1 of the NLDS followed by Kershaw and rookie Walker Buehler. This round, though, they might go with Kershaw and Buehler in the first two games, holding Ryu back for Game 3 at Dodger Stadium. He had a 1.15 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in nine regular-season starts at Dodger Stadium this year, then held the Atlanta Braves scoreless for seven innings in his NLDS start, extending his scoreless streak at home to 21 innings.“We understand that he has pitched better at home this year than on the road,” Roberts said. “But Hyun-Jin is a veteran pitcher. Regardless of where he pitches, we expect him to throw the ball well. We haven’t made that decision yet. But we’re confident he’ll pitch well wherever he pitches.”ALSORelievers Josh Fields and Dylan Floro threw to hitters at the end of Wednesday’s workout in a simulated-game setting. Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor were among the hitters.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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