CabGo taxi app raises funds for charity from every journey

first_img  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: app corporate microdonations mobile North West CabGo taxi app raises funds for charity from every journey CabGo is a taxi app with a difference: every time it is used to book a ride it will generate a 10p donation to the charity selected by the passenger.Cabgo takes 50p from a driver’s fare for booking the ride, and donates 10p of that to the customer’s chosen charity. There is no cost to the passenger.The app can be used to hail or book a taxi. Drivers using it can accept cash, credit/debit card payments, and there is a facility to set up corporate accounts.Charities aren’t the only beneficiaries. A loyalty scheme is built into the system: passengers can benefit from ‘cab miles’ and drivers benefit from earning cash rewards.Each charity that is associated with CabGo has their own unique promo code. When passengers choose a particular charity, CabGo will donate 10p each and every time a booking is made through the app and completed.The Liverpool-based company has already partnered with 12 local charities including Alder Hey, Nugent Care, Toxteh Fire Fit Hub, and of course the Liverpool Taxi Drivers Children in Care Outing Fund. A company spokesperson told UK Fundraising:“We will be working with a set number of local and national charities”.It launched in Liverpool and is expanding to cover Salford, Chester, Wirral, St Helens, Warrington, Runcorn and Widnes. Advertisementcenter_img 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. Charity daysPartner charities will also benefit from special days during the year where they will receive the benefits of every taxi booked through the CabGo app during that 24 hour period.The CabGo app is available on iOS and Android. Howard Lake | 13 July 2015 | Newslast_img read more

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Is this the Gold Coast’s wackiest house?

first_imgAn odd Helensvale home at 2 Condamine Cres has hit the market.WITH an octagon-shaped floorplan and pool in the centre of the house, this could be the Gold Coast’s oddest offering.The Helensvale home, known as “The Octagon”, has been listed for sale for the first time in almost 20 years.From the onset, the house at 2 Condamine Cres will have you saying “wow”.MORE NEWS: Expect the unexpected at this mega-mansionMORE NEWS: Imagine living in a house that starred in a TV show Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:57Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:57 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreen007-style holiday boat00:57How’s this for a unique floorplan!And yes, that’s a pool at the heart of the home.The five-bedroom, five-bathroom house has a white facade and terracotta-coloured roof and sits on a 0.42ha block.Each room comes off a central zone, which is currently configured as multiple sitting areas.At the heart is an indoor feature pool with a tranquil, pondlike entrance and a large hanging roof feature with plants.Talk about class.The property also has a billiards room in an octagon-shaped room that has a footbridge over a pond, which leads to the full-sized tennis court.A detached guesthouse, media room, rumpus room and triple garage are also part of the unique offering.You can take a dip then sit down for dinner.Househunters from all across the world have shown interest in the unique offering.Hope Island Realty agent Evan Molloy, who is marketing the listing alongside Robert Stubbs, said the property had received worldwide interest.“It’s one of a kind,” he said.“It was designed by a Dutch architect and built without a budget. There was a vision to create a European home on the Gold Coast.Up for a hit?More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“It’s hard to know where to start with it, everyone that walks through stops and says “wow” — it’s something else.”Mr Molloy said there had already been one offer made on the property from an Asian buyer who saw value for the money in the home’s size, location and quality of construction.Other interested parties have included families who intend to modernise the home.If the property doesn’t sell prior, the home is expected to go under the hammer in February.“It’s a landmark property, people who live in the area knew about it and have flocked to it,” Mr Molloy said.“It doesn’t disappoint, it just has that wow factor to it.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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. 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Cougars, Paradise Invaders register wins on opening day

first_imgCOUGARS FC and Paradise Invaders both registered victories when the Berbice Football Association/J’s Golden Arrow Under-20 championships got underway last Sunday at the All Saints ground, New Amsterdam, Berbice with a double- header.Playing under lights, Cougars edged Hopetown United Rangers 1-0 with the winning goal coming off the boot of Jaleel Fraser in the eighth minute.In the opening encounter, which was witnessed by Guyana Football Federation (GFF) president Wayne Forde, the Federation’s Technical Director Ian Greenwood, members of the National Under-17 team and president of the BFA, Keith Ojeer, Paradise Invaders secured two points from the penalty spot over New Amsterdam United, after regulation and extra time failed to produce a winner with the score at 3-3.A penalty shoot-out was subsequently called and both teams scored their five shots which resulted in a sudden-death penalty shoot-out and Paradise Invaders came out victors.During regulation time, Nfini Babb (5th min), Nial Reynolds (18th min) and Shaquel Deharte (45th) scored for Paradise Invaders, while Kevon Williams (15th) and Jamal Butts (35th and 65th) scored for New Amsterdam United.Six teams, divided into two groups, are contesting the championships using the round-robin format and the top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-final.Another double-header is fixed for Saturday at the same venue and the teams that will be in action are Young Strikers, Orealla Falcons, Hopetown United Rangers and Paradise Invaders.last_img read more

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Former UCLA, NBA star Walt Hazzard dies

first_imgBRUIN CO-CAPTAIN—In this March 23, 1964 photo, UCLA’s Walt Hazzard, right, carries the NCAA’s basketball championship trophy as the team arrives from Kansas City at LAX in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Harold Matosian, File) He had a stroke in March 1996 and made a strong recovery, but became less publicly active. He made occasional appearances at UCLA games in recent years.Hazzard was co-captain of the 1964 national title team that went 30-0 under coach John Wooden. He averaged a career-high 18.6 points as a senior playmaking guard. He was chosen college basketball’s player of the year, having averaged 19.8 points in the NCAA tournament, where he was selected as the most valuable player.As a junior, Hazzard led the Bruins with a 16.3 scoring average and they won 20 games for the first time since 1957. In his sophomore season, he averaged 13.2 points and the Bruins reached the Final Four for the first time in school history, losing by two points to eventual national champion Cincinnati in the semifinals.In 1996, UCLA retired his No. 42 jersey.“Walt was one of the pillars of UCLA’s first championship team in men’s basketball,” current coach Ben Howland said. “He was a great player and an outstanding coach at UCLA. He is a huge part of the Bruin legacy, and he left life-long memories for the Bruin faithful.”Hazzard helped the U.S. win a gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and played 10 years in the NBA, including a stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, who made him the No. 1 overall pick.Hazzard averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 assists during his career with the Lakers, Seattle, Atlanta, Buffalo and Golden State. He ranked among the league’s top 10 in assists during six of his seasons. In 1968, he averaged 23.9 points and 6.2 assists, culminating in an appearance in the All-Star game.During his four years as UCLA coach, the Bruins had a 77-47 record. In 1985, he led them to the school’s first NIT championship. In 1987, UCLA won the Pac-10 title and the league’s first postseason tournament with future NBA star Reggie Miller in the lineup. They finished with a 25-7 mark, losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament, with Hazzard selected league coach of the year.“Thoughts and prayers go out to the Hazzard family on your loss,” Miller tweeted Friday night. “Coach Hazzard was not only a STUD point guard at UCLA under Coach Wooden…But a great Coach as well. He helped shaped me into the ball player I was, thanks so much Coach..”“This is a sad day for the UCLA basketball family,” Bruins athletic director Dan Guerrero said.“Walt was the catalyst for Coach John Wooden’s first championship team and played the game with a style that excited Bruin basketball fans everywhere. He contributed to his alma mater in numerous ways, including as a student-athlete, coach and honored alum, and he will be greatly missed by all of us knew him.”Hazzard, a native of Wilmington, Del., starred at Philadelphia’s Overbrook High, where Wilt Chamberlain had played years earlier. During his three-year varsity basketball career, Hazzard led the school to an 89-3 record and two city titles. He also played baseball and ran track, and was student body president.Hazzard is survived by wife Jaleesa, a Bruins song girl during the 1964 NCAA title season, and sons Yakub, Jalal, Khalil and Rasheed. During his NBA career, Hazzard converted to Islam and changed his name to Mahdi Abdul-Rahman. He felt the change was poorly received and cost him professional opportunities so he returned to using his given name professionally while remaining a devout Muslim. by Beth HarrisLOS ANGELES (AP)—Walt Hazzard, the former UCLA and NBA star who played on the Bruins’ first NCAA championship basketball team in 1964 and later coached the team for four seasons in the 1980s, died Friday. He was 69.Hazzard’s family said he had been recuperating for a long time from complications following heart surgery. The school said Hazzard died at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.last_img read more

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