People would leave more to charities in wills if ‘nudged’ to do so

first_img Tagged with: behavioural insight legacies Research / statistics People would leave more to charities in wills if ‘nudged’ to do so Remember a Charity’s director Rob Cope believes the increase is due to the fact that significant numbers of people are supportive of the idea of leaving a gift to charity but far fewer remember to do so when it comes to actually writing their wills.“We are a very charitable nation, and the idea of leaving a gift to charity appeals to many people,” he said. “Our latest consumer research shows that nearly half of people have thought about leaving money to charity in their wills, but only around 7% of people currently leave a gift.“The trial shows that if solicitors simply ask people to consider leaving a gift then this gap closes significantly. It is clearly a suggestion that people are warm to and many more include a gift to charity as a direct result.”Photo: dominoes nudged by Mazzzur on Shutterstock.com 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.center_img Howard Lake | 28 May 2013 | News  64 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Three times more Britons would leave a gift to charity in their wills if they were ‘nudged’ to do so by their solicitor, according to results of a trial.The legacy giving trial by the Cabinet Office Behavioural Insights Team showed that when solicitors or will writers simply mentioned to people that leaving a gift to charity was an option, the percentage of people who did so rose from just 5% to 10%. They rose again to 15% when people were also asked if there were any charities that they were passionate about. An additional £1m of gifts was left to charities in wills as a result of the trial.The trial looked at over 1,000 new wills over six months, was conducted by the Behavioural Insights Team in partnership with Remember a Charity and The Co-operative Legal Services. Advertisementlast_img read more

A great Breakfast with Santa

first_imgTo the Editor:The GFWC Peninsula Women’s Club held its “Breakfast with Santa” at Bayonne’s Longhorn Steakhouse. The club would like to whole-heartedly thank the restaurant and it employees for the phenomenal job they did. Their attention to detail and generosity went beyond anything we could have expected. The success of our event was due to their diligence and the money raised will be used to purchase gifts for needy children next December. Thank you so much Longhorn. BONNIE S. CONGIUPresident of GFWC Peninsula Women’s Clublast_img

CU branch miraculously spared in California’s apocalyptic wildfire

first_imgJohn Cassidy, president/CEO of the $982 million Sierra Central Credit Union, called it nothing short of a miracle that its branch was not burned to the ground in Paradise, Calif., where more than 90% of the homes have been turned into rubble by wildfires.“The word is miraculous and that’s no understatement,” Cassidy said Tuesday. “The whole building is completely intact. Other than some shrubs that got damaged, it looks like there wasn’t a fire. We are one of the very few, very fortunate businesses to survive. We are very fortunate that we will be able to help  people as Paradise starts to rebuild. We’ll be there for them.”In Paradise and in the adjacent town of Magalia, with a combined population of nearly 40,000 people, an estimated 6,500 houses were destroyed, according to Cassidy.“It is the largest disaster in the history California,” he said. “Forty two people have died. That is going to rise significantly.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Deer Park Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 60-year-old Bay Shore man was fatally hit by a car while crossing a road in Deer Park over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Nicholas Correa was walking across Commack Road at the corner of Grand Boulevard when he was hit by a southbound Cadillac at 8:30 p.m. Friday.The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.First Squad detectives impounded the vehicle and are continuing the investigation.last_img

Argent chosen as Piccadilly Triangle developer

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In Jakarta, hope for humanity remains amid COVID-19 anxieties

first_imgRead also: COVID-19 patients become victims of Indonesia’s lack of privacy protectionYet a few conscious people have been trying to maintain humanity in Greater Jakarta amid mounting public fears. One of them is Erwin, a 60-year-old grocer in Teluk Gong, North Jakarta.Speaking to The Jakarta Post on Friday, Erwin said many customers had rushed into his minimarket in a stampede seeking to purchase all available food from the shelves in bulk, leaving him in extreme confusion.Seeing customers scooping up boxes of instant noodles, bottles of cooking oil and cans of biscuits last Monday, Erwin’s 57-year-old wife, Susanna Indrayani, ordered them to put everything back except a maximum of five of each item. Some customers tried to insist upon exceeding the limit. However, Susanna stood by her rule while Erwin tried his best to calm the crowd down.Erwin’s grocery shop, which went viral on social media after its owners, Erwin and Susanna, limited excessive purchases of food amid coronavirus panic, is located in Teluk Gong, North Jakarta. (JP/Galih Gumelar)“All I kept thinking at that time was that I needed to save some of the food for people who were really in need and not sell everything to panicked customers,” said Erwin, who has been running his business for 30 years.He described the panic buying as a “ridiculous act”, saying that people should not have allowed panic to turn into greed. Stockpiling goods, he said, would only result in shortages across the capital and a surge in prices – which would be particularly unfair to families with low purchasing power, including his regular customers who were mostly low-income households, small retailers, small-scale food vendors and school canteens. Selling everything to panicked customers could also keep others from running their businesses, he added.Read also: Stocking up to prepare for a crisis isn’t ‘panic buying’. It’s actually a pretty rational“At that time, I didn’t even realize that President Joko [“Jokowi”] Widodo had announced the first two confirmed COVID-19 patients, which apparently was the reason why people rushed into my shop,” Erwin said. “But even if I knew the information earlier, I wouldn’t have wanted to gain profit from that situation.”Not long after, his store went viral on social media after an unknown netizen uploaded a video on Twitter and Instagram of Susanna stopping the customers from buying excessive quantities of goods. Netizens applauded her.People have also praised Anis Hidayah – a neighbor of the first two COVID-19 patients in Depok and an activist with Migrant Care – for defending the privacy of her neighbors in a Facebook comment that also went viral.“Please stop the constant live coverage of our housing complex. Enough!” Anis said, voicing her frustrations about local broadcasting station TV One’s coverage of her neighbors.Anis went on to defend the patients, whom she described as a respectable lecturer and a professional Javanese dancer with international achievements. She also claimed that the public thirst for information had led the media to report falsehoods about the neighborhood. She and fellow residents have threatened to report media outlets to the Press Council.”[She is] humble, friendly to her neighbors and cares about them,” she said. “Stop judging the patients. Stop spreading pictures of the patients.”Personal details and pictures of the two patients popped up online, with unclear origins, not long after the government’s announcement of the confirmed cases. The Health Ministry has denied responsibility for the leak.People are born with survival instincts, which naturally emerge when they are in distress, said Daisy Indira Yasmine, a sociologist at the University of Indonesia. They tend to put their own personal interests ahead of others when dealing with hard situations.Fear also leads panicked people to take in everything they hear about the disease, whether it is credible information or misinformation, even if it compromises the privacy of others, she added.“People might seem not to care about each other during frantic times. That doesn’t mean that people are doing it on purpose; they are just following their basic instincts,” Daisy said.“But, that doesn’t mean that we can justify such behavior. It can harm others. As for this case, the government should calm people down by providing valid information about the disease and about how people can cope with the outbreak carefully.” (glh) In times of panic, people may forget about others and focus only on themselves as they try to cope with fear. This includes in Jakarta, where humanity and conscience appeared to wane after the discovery of cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).People hoarded groceries and hygiene goods, including instant noodles, antiseptic wipes and face masks until there was almost nothing left in the market for others in need. Where there were supplies, the prices had skyrocketed. Some even took advantage of the outbreak, allegedly manufacturing low-quality illegal masks and intentionally stockpiling hundreds of boxes of real masks to create artificial scarcity, in various cases being investigated by the police.Prying public curiosity about the disease has also impinged upon the privacy of patients, as people scrambled to get information of any kind, including through the patients’ social media accounts, and later spread their profile images and personal details on online messaging apps.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Would you pay $2m for this – in rent, for a single summer?

first_img Could this be our quirkiest house? The home is newly built and soon to be finished. Source: Realtor.com The former owner attempted to rent it out at $12,800 a week when she was struggling to land a sale – though she eventually let it go at a major discount for $10.138m. The front yard, with tennis court, long driveway and richlist neighbours. Source: Realtor.com 11/10 for this wine bar idea. Source: Realtor.com“Southampton Oceanfront Home Goes For $1.5M As A Summer Rental!” she tweeted.She told The New York Post that “in past years, we’ve hit the $1 million-plus rental mark, but this far surpasses it”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“People don’t go to the Hamptons to get away from New York. They go to see the same people they do business with in the city, but in a more casual setting.”If it is indeed just for the 12-week US summer season, that would amount to a crazy $US125,000 a week. Compare that to one of the most expensive rental prices asked in Queensland in recent times – $12,800 for Christopher Skase’s old house Bromley in Hamilton. Out with the old, in with the new The Skase home was laid out across nine blocks of land in bluechip Hamilton.The former owner had listed it at that price after it failed to land a sale. It’s not been revealed if anyone ever took up the rental offer either, but the home eventually sold for $10.138m – a major discount considering over $30m had been spent on the property over the years.The Hamptons home, listed on Realtor.com by Vincent Horcasitas of Saunders & Associates, has a significantly bigger pricetag at $76.335m of our dollars or around $US53.9m.Mr Horcasitas described it as a “prime oceanfront Meadow Lane address on Southampton’s highly prized Billionaire’s Row”. The estate was “ultramodern” on 2.96 acres and will have been newly completed by the time the tenants move in for the summer party season.It has over 11,000sq feet of living space with two master suites, a study, a VIP suite and six other bedroom suites on the first floor. Add to that an infinity edge pool and spa, a panorama of the ocean and sky, state of the art full kitchen with its own prep kitchen, oversized wine display, wet bar, home theatre, hard surface tennis court, 6.5 car garage under the house, extra parking for 10 vehicles, and a long walkway to the beach. The key to surviving your kids FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The Hamilton home built by Christopher Skase was on the rental market for $12,800 – making it the highest residential rental ever asked in the area.A staggering $12,800 a week may be the most expensive rent asked here — for Christopher Skase’s old house — but an ultramodern Hamptons’ home has blown everyone out of the water.The Southampton oceanfront home – in the mighty playground of the rich and famous of New York, the Hamptons – has just been rented out for the upcoming American summer at a whopping $US1.5m. In Australian dollars that’s $2.124m for a season.Even veteran New York real estate agent Dolly Lenz was impressed, calling it a “real estate record”. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS Australia’s cheapest suburb is by the beach Seymour family buys $7.75m riverfront house The backyard with pool, deck and a long walkway to the beach. Source: Realtor.com Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Badgers come back in second half to best Boston College 74-59

first_imgThursday’s game against Boston College was the tale of two halves for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team. Losing 27-26 at halftime, the Badgers (5-2) went on to score 48 second half points and topped Boston College (3-5), 74-59 as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at the Kohl Center.After the first 20 minutes of action, the Badgers were down at halftime for the first time all year at home. UW was just 12-of-32 (37.5 percent) from the floor and shot just 2-of-10 from beyond the arc as a Boston College zone forced them outside the paint. Meanwhile, the Eagles shot 50 percent and were led by Katie Zenevitch who had 11 first half points. Of the Badgers’ 26 halftime points, redshirt junior Michala Johnson and fifth-year senior Taylor Wurtz accounted for all but two of those points scoring 14 and 10 points respectively.Boston College pushed their lead to 40-30 going on a 13-4 run to start the second half. The Badgers found themselves facing their largest deficit of the game and needed a spark to get them back in the game. They got that spark from sophomore guard Tessa Cichy who scored all of her 13 points in the second half on 4-of-5 shooting, including a perfect 3-for-3 mark from three-point range.“Whenever I come into the game, I’m looking to provide energy,” Cichy said. “I felt like at that point [in the game] we did not have a lot of energy … so that was what I was looking to do.”With 12:03 left to play in the game and the Badgers on a run, Cichy knocked in her first three-point shot of the night to decrease the Eagle lead to just two at 44-42. Just two minutes later Cichy would hit another three to make it 49-45, Boston College, and it was all Wisconsin from there. Cichy hit her final three point basket with 5:53 to go to regain the lead for UW and they wouldn’t give up the lead the rest of the way. The Badgers closed the game on a 29-10 run.“[Cichy] brought a lot of fight and energy,” Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “[Cichy] is just a very smart player. She understands what to look for and she uses her brain more so than her physical part of her game. You need people to step up; that’s what a team is. It’s everybody giving maximum effort all the time and you never know when it’s going to be your night and [Cichy] had a great night and we needed it. Without her, we probably don’t win this game.”In the rare moments when Cichy wasn’t scoring in the second half, it was senior Morgan Paige contributing to the Badgers’ run. Like Cichy, Paige was scoreless in the first half but had all of her 12 points in the second half as well. With 4:59 left in the game, Paige rattled off ten straight points to push Wisconsin’s lead to 65-53; its largest lead of the game.Wurtz and Johnson were slowed down a bit in the second half but both still managed to score more than 20 points. Wurtz finished with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Johnson had totals of 21 points and seven rebounds. Johnson scored the first six points of the game for the Badgers which drew extra attention from the Eagle defense. That has been a familiar pattern all season for UW and once again, it only made things easier for the rest of the team.“Coach always says, ‘[Johnson’s] hungry. Keep feeding her’,” Wurtz said. “If they play [Johnson] one-on-one, she can score all the time. That opens up everything else. It opens up looks for me, for Morgan [Paige], and Jackie [Gulczynski], and then obviously Tessa [Cichy] today. So it was a team effort and everybody just contributed.”It was a big win for Wisconsin who is in the midst of a tough stretch of games. Including tonight’s game, three of the last four opponents for Wisconsin have been from power-six conferences. Following Thursday’s game, the Badgers will travel to Marquette on Saturday, play host to No. 24 Gonzaga on Tuesday and then head west to play Washington next Friday.“We’re very excited about this win,” Kelsey said. “We have a tough stretch here coming up, so we really needed this first one to really get us going. Just to show that fight again but we came out on the good side of the fight tonight. We had a game plan and it worked for us.”last_img read more

Albert Commey: Aduana kept star players for telepathic understanding

first_imgGeneral Manager of Aduana Stars, Albert Commey has noted how important it was to have kept his regular and performing players from moving away from the club in the transfer market.Unlike many other clubs in the country, Aduana have managed to get their key players to stay with the club and not to be lured to rival clubs or opportunities outside the country.Key players such as goalkeeper Stephen Adams and defender Godfred Saka are among others who will be with Aduana in the new season despite strong interest from clubs on both the local and international scene.In an exclusive interview with Joy Sports, Albert Commey stated how crucial it was to keep the best of his talents within the squad.“It is very important to keep the players because you need telepathic understanding, you need cohesion and you get all these things with the understanding among the players.”Commey also spoke about the club’s desire to improve on their goal scoring record from last season. “If you look at last season we scored 24 and conceded 25 and that is unlike Aduana so [we have] brought in midfielders that can tackle and those that can score and we’ve looked at blending experience with the youth [in our new squad].”Aduana Stars finished third last season with 46 points.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Inside look at U.S. coach Jill Ellis’ leadership

first_imgEllis, entering her fifth year as the leader of the national team, took over as head coach in 2014 and months later led the Americans to the 2015 World Cup championship. She knew when she took the job that expectations were high and she would have to construct a team that could not only compete at the highest level, but also win.”When you step into a team, when I took over, that was ranked number one in the world, you realize that there is zero margin for error and you can either wallow in that or go ‘Hell, this is part of the job and this is what I want to do’ and take that as a really exciting challenge,” Ellis said. “You really try and look at the task at hand and say, ‘That’s what I believe.'” Related News Ellis Exclusive 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸The @USWNT coach talks all things #FIFAWWC with France 2019 just 44 days away.#DareToShine | @FIFAWWC_USA— FIFA Women’s World Cup 🇫🇷 (@FIFAWWC) April 24, 2019Now, four years later, Ellis has the same task in front of her of bringing home a championship, but she enters this tournament with more experience behind her. Ellis explained that she learned from the 2015 tournament that it’s not going to be “a perfect ride.”“Every game you play, you gain. There’s always valuable lessons,” Ellis said. “Coming out of 2015, I just realized it’s OK not to look perfect. It’s OK to make sure that your players remain in that bubble, stay focused and true to who we are and keep the belief internally. And so I think that’s probably the biggest takeaway is that it’s not a straight shot.”One obstacle heading into the World Cup is the fact that the field of 24 nations will bring challenges and pose a threat of knocking out the defending champions.”Back in 2015 I said that that would be the hardest World Cup to win because obviously the number of teams entering grew,” Ellis said. “But now I would say that this will be the hardest World Cup to win because the number of quality teams, teams that are growing the game, the personalities of the players — our game is growing and growing.”With one of the most talented fields in tournament history set to compete in France, Ellis put an emphasis on experience and players she can trust to deliver in big moments when selecting her roster.”As a coach, you’re picking the best players that you think can help you win at that point,” she said. “It doesn’t matter whether they’ve been on this train for two-and-a-half years, whether they’ve been on the train for 10 or whether they’ve been on the train for the last three weeks. Women’s World Cup 2019: The evolution of Carli Lloyd Women’s World Cup 2019: Complete schedule for group stagecenter_img “It’s about making sure we have the most talented players, the most cohesive group that we think we can win with.”Twelve of the 23 players on the roster were a part of the 2015 World Cup team. The other 11 are making their first World Cup appearance and have made 30 or more appearances for the national team. “World Cups aren’t moments to invest in players,” Ellis told reporters after announcing her roster. “World Cups are about winning.”Jill Ellis’ resume at a glance2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion (head coach of USWNT)2015 FIFA World Women’s Coach of the Year (head coach of USWNT)2015 CONCACAF Women’s Coach of the Year (head coach of USWNT)2014 CONCACAF Women’s Champion (head coach of USWNT)Olympic gold medal in Beijing 2008 (assistant coach of USWNT)Six-straight Pac-10 Conference titles from 2003-08 (UCLA head coach) U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis isn’t fazed by the pressure that comes with entering the 2019 FIFA World Cup as defending champions. “That’s the job. That’s why you go into this,” Ellis told reporters when asked at the team’s World Cup media day if she feels extra pressure. “You don’t go into coaching if you’re not willing to step into that moment and go ‘OK, this is what it’s going to take and this is why you do it.’ Everything hinges on winning and losing, right?”last_img read more