First charity in consumer finance broking sector is launched.

Purple Dreams guarantees that every penny donated to the charity will be used to directly benefit a seriously ill or terminally ill child. The company claims that all administration costs incurred by the charity will be met in fully by Purple Loans.Purple Loans is a subsidiary of Midland & General Direct Ltd. Prior to launching Purple Dreams, Purple Loans and Midland & General Direct Ltd were active supporters of charitable causes. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 February 2001 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis First charity in consumer finance broking sector is launched. Purple Dreams is a new charity launched by the consumer finance broking sector.Purple Dreams, a new national charity, is launched today by Purple Loans. The charity is funded by Purple Loans. For every successful secured or unsecured loan or remortgage that is completed by Purple Loans, a donation of £10 will be made to Purple Dreams.The charity is the first of its kind to be launched in the UK consumer finance broking sector. Advertisement 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. read more

Catholics urged to uphold faith

first_imgCatholics need to defend their faith in an increasingly secularized society, Fr. Robert Barron said at the Jordan Hall of Science on Thursday. Barron screened part of his documentary series, “The Catholicism Project,” at the lecture and said it was important that Catholics share their knowledge with the world. “Always be ready to defend the facts and show that faith in God makes sense,” Barron said. “It’s very important that we go out to meet an increasingly skeptical world with the wealth of our own knowledge tradition.” Catholicism is more than up to the challenge of lasting in an increasingly skeptical world, but needs to adapt to a society dominated by social media and technology. Barron said these are avenues of evangelism the Church has not adequately explored. “I was always interested in preaching and reaching out to the culture more broadly,” Barron said. “I saw how behind the curve we were as Catholics in using the new media technology.” Barron sought to fill part of this void with his documentary series, which uses media to expose viewers to Catholic tradition across the globe. He said he sees God’s active presence in today’s secular and scientific world and wants to engage the topic in a more modern context. “I looked out at the culture and tried to find the seeds of the Word,” Barron said. “If everything in the universe has been created by the pattern of God’s word, and if every human searches for God as St. Augustine explains, then you’re bound to find the Logos operating throughout culture.” After Barron began his media-based evangelist campaign on WGN radio, Cardinal George, director of the Mundelein Seminary where Barron serves as professor of faith and culture, encouraged him to expand his efforts. Barron took to YouTube to engage a new and more diverse audience, hoping to reach viewers who may not attend traditional religious gatherings. “Before I knew it, view counts were going up and comments were flowing in” Barron said, “Through this means, I was able to draw people in who would never have come to the church otherwise. I reached out to the culture, and the culture reached back to me.” It was this early success that sparked Barron’s aspiration to produce “The Catholicism Project,” he said. “Throughout the whole media campaign, I dreamt of a big project,” Barron said. “We’re a smart religion, but more to it, we are a beautiful religion and we have such a global texture. Wouldn’t this be a great way to explore Catholicism?” Even though it was a departure from their usual programming, the Colleges of Science and Engineering offered to host Barron’s presentation. College of Engineering Dean Peter Kilpatrick said Barron’s project incorporated the missions of both colleges. “Engineering and science are all about reason, about using our intellect to make arguments for the faith,” Kilpatrick said. “As Saint Peter said, ‘Always be ready to give a reason for the faith that is in you.’” Barron encouraged audience members to follow his lead and seek to spread the faith in new ways. “God insinuates himself into every nook and cranny of everything he has made” Barron said. “Go and invade the society. Evangelize from the inside.”last_img read more

Premier League season to restart on June 17

first_img Loading… Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June. Clubs are still discussing the idea at a meeting on Thursday, but it is understood all have agreed in principle at this stage. There are 92 fixtures still to play. The Premier League was suspended on 13 March because of the pandemic and it will be 100 days after Leicester City’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa on 9 March that competition will resume, with games now behind closed doors. read also:Lifting EPL trophy in empty stadium would be ‘strange’ – Henderson On Wednesday, clubs unanimously voted to resume contact training, having started non-contact training last week. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The season will resume with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, BBC Sport reports. The matches are the two games in hand. A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!From Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more

Mason: Injury to Beckum hurts stock

first_imgThere have been many questions asked about this year’s Wisconsin football team. After Saturday, at least one — when will they finally get a Big Ten win? — was answered.Others have popped up throughout the course of the season: Who will be the starting quarterback? How many carries in the backfield will be split? Why can’t the defense stop anybody?But one question seems to have been asked less frequently — although it’s certainly one worth asking: Did Travis Beckum make a mistake by staying for his senior season?Beckum suffered a season-ending leg injury in the third quarter of Wisconsin’s win over Illinois and didn’t return to action, meaning his time at UW is officially over. He finished with 159 career receptions, third-most in school history.The senior tight end also missed two games earlier this year due to a hamstring injury — the first two of the season against Akron and Marshall. For the All-American from Milwaukee, durability has proven to be an issue.As if battling injuries wasn’t enough, Beckum had to deal with a change at quarterback midway through the season. As a result, he saw a decrease in production from a year ago. He failed to find the end zone, and had just 23 catches for 264 yards on the season — one grab less than fellow tight end Garrett Graham, who leads the team.Many fans were excited when Beckum announced he would return to UW for his senior season, putting his dream of playing in the NFL on hold. It was a bit of a surprising move, given that experts had projected him to be the first tight end selected.Even with the Badgers having a down year, many — such as ESPN’s draft gurus Mel Kiper and Todd McShay — still have Beckum rated as one of the top tight end on their pre-draft boards. Beckum’s six-catch performance against the Ohio State Buckeyes in a close loss certainly helped his cause. He followed up the OSU game by catching five passes for 79 yards.But has Beckum looked like a lock to go in the first round throughout the 2008 season? Not really.This season, he hasn’t hauled in more than six passes in a game. In back-to-back contests against Michigan State and Illinois a year ago, he caught 11 and 10 passes, respectively. In Columbus, he caught nine balls for 140 yards and a touchdown.We just haven’t seen those types of dominating games from Beckum this year.Looking across college football, a handful of tight ends have been increasing their draft stock. Travis Beckum is not one of them.A year after the Badger senior would have likely been the first tight end picked, he’s seen his stock fall a bit. Missouri’s Chase Coffman is projected by some to go in the top 10, and it seems everyone agrees the Tigers’ big man (6-foot-6, 245 pounds) is a better fit as a true tight end compared to the leaner Beckum (6-4, 235).Of course, Coffman has had some guy named Chase Daniel throwing him the ball this year, while Beckum had Allan Evridge and Dustin Sherer trying — often unsuccessfully — to pass to him.Coffman isn’t the only one that’s put up good numbers. Oklahoma’s Jermaine Gresham already has seven TD snags, while Houston’s Mark Hafner has caught 52 passes for eight touchdowns. These two, along with Coffman, are currently ranked as the top three tight end prospects by Rivals.com.Where does Beckum sit on that list? All the way down at No. 9.There was obviously no way for Beckum to predict a devastating injury like this from taking place. It also wasn’t easy to foresee the Badgers struggling as much as they have in 2008. But what wasn’t hard to predict was where Beckum would have gone in last April’s NFL draft. Now things aren’t so certain.The decision to return to UW may have been a sign of loyalty on Beckum’s behalf, and he may have done it in hopes of a national championship.Today, however, the Badgers are about as far away as they can get from a championship bid, and a banged-up Beckum isn’t exactly a first-round lock anymore.Looks like someone should have taken the money and run.Tyler is a senior majoring in journalism. Think Beckum made the right choice by sticking around for his senior season? Let Tyler know at [email protected]last_img read more