Royal British Legion uses social media thunderclap for online remembrance

first_imgThe Royal British Legion persuaded thousands of Twitter and Facebook users to send the same message about the Remembrance Day two minutes silence at exactly the same time yesterday morning.The campaign used the Thunderclap service used last month by Cancer Research UK and the Stand Up To Cancer campaign. It is designed to help a campaign message to stand out from other online content by co-ordinating its delivery timing.It enables Twitter users to show their support for a campaign by agreeing to let the service send a single message to their supporters at a set time on a particular day. In this way, all their followers will get to see the message at about the same time. Some will receive the same message from two or more contacts, generating, it is hoped, a wave of interest. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 November 2012 | News The Legion’s message was: “I’ll be remembering the fallen at 11 o’clock #2MinuteSilence #LestWeForget”.It was shared by 19,820 Twitter and Facebook users and was published at 9am GMT on Remembrance Sunday. The message reached an estimated 10,227,462 million people.The RBL called it “the largest ever show of online remembrance”, according to BBC News.www.britishlegion.org.uk Royal British Legion uses social media thunderclap for online remembrancecenter_img Tagged with: Digital Events The Royal British Legion  58 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

Revisiting the Class of 2015 in Limerick music

first_imgLimerick Post looks back and celebrates another productive and exciting year in music.IMRO Venue of the Year for Dolan’s, UCH takes Munster.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up February 2015: The award for National Live Music Venue of the Year via public vote went to Dolan’s, Limerick. The University Concert Hall won the Best Munster Venue award. Slow Riot ‘Cathedral EP’LIMERICK post-punk trio Slow Riot released an explosive EP of brooding indie anthems.Shardbourne ‘Living Bridges’Limerick independent record company Out on a Limb released a killer record from instrumental progressive metal band Shardbourne. The full-length debut ‘Living Bridges’ is available on heavyweight double vinyl long player.Naive Ted‘Bloom One Rap Cats’,PRODUCER Naive Ted released three EPs and an album of his productions in 2015. Many inventive highlights particularly ‘Patience’ recorded with Limerick rappers SameD4ence.<a href=”http://unscenemusic.bandcamp.com/album/bloom-one-rap-cats”>Bloom One &#8211; Rap Cats by Naive Ted</a>WAV MASTERINGDerry singer/songwriter SOAK released her debut album ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’ on Rough Trade in May. The album featured on the shortlist for a Mercury Music Prize in November. The album was mastered here in Limerick by Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering Studios. Radio hits for Gavin Glass, Johnny Duhan and Little Hours also got the finishing audio touch here in the city this year.Bleeding Heart PigeonsIT finally arrived, new music from Limerick’s Bleeding Heart Pigeons. Four tracks led by the eight minute ambitious epic ‘A Hallucination’. The forthcoming album mixed in London with David Wrench who mixed Caribou’s ‘Swim’ drops in January.Anna’s Anchor‘the islands’A tour of the islands this summer took Marty Ryan aka Anna’s Anchor to eight islands off the coast of Ireland in eight weeks to play eight gigs and complete eight new songs. Along the way Marty met many interesting characters, played some unforgettable gigs and written a set of great new songs.You Are A Lighthouse (Written on Valentia Island) performed live at a Sold Out Stormy Teacup for the Islands Album LaunchThe Islands was an 8 week project that took Anna’s Anchor to 8 different islands to play 8 gigs and write, record and release a song from each island.RTÉ Radio 1 have won the Music Documentary Award for “From Dancehall Days to Boogie Nights” at the PPI Radio Awards ceremony, held 09/10/15 in the Raddisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Galway. JJ Hartigan and Will Leahy (right) are pictured receiving the award from Sinead Wylde, (left), RTE Lyric FM. Pic Iain WhitePPI RADIO AWARDS2FM DJs Will Leahy and JJ Hartigan won a PPI Radio Award for their RTE Radio One Music Documentary ‘From Dancehall Days to Boogie Nights’ in October.WEENZ‘Local Celebrity’THE Limerick rapper celebrated his notoriety for appearing in the Rubberbandits Horse Outside video and made our favourite Limerick pop record of the year.dREA ‘Lost in the Water’Limerick songwriter dREA released ‘Lost in the Water’ with a video from Shane Serrano from the debut album, ‘Bravest of All’. Advertisement Previous articleChoice Music Prize ShortlistNext articleRecovered Noonan to have key role Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. NewsRevisiting the Class of 2015 in Limerick musicBy Eric Fitzgerald – January 6, 2016 743 Print Emailcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

Bulldogs JV Basketball Team Battles Pirates

first_imgThe Batesville Boys JV Basketball team lost to a tough Greensburg team 43-29 to drop the Bulldogs record to 5-6 on the year. The Bulldogs led at halftime and were tied after 3 before Greensburg scored 18 4th quarter points to Batesville’s 4.Jayden Beal led the team with 7 points while John Harmeyer and Mitch Esser both chipped in with 5. Austin Siefert led the team with 3 assists while John Harmeyer added 2. Harmeyer also led the team with 5 rebounds. Defensively, Beal and Siefert both led the team with 2 steals while Heidlage added 2 deflections.The Bulldogs will next be in action next Friday night as they play in Brookville against the Franklin Count Wildcats.1Q: B 10-4.  2Q: B 19-13.  3Q: T 25-25.  4Q: G 43-29.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img

Manchester United v Manchester City talking points

first_imgThe 170th Manchester derby takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday. Press Association Kompany has not started a game for City since he went against his manager’s wishes by playing for Belgium in their Euro 2016 qualifier versus Israel while carrying a calf injury. At his pre-match press conference, Pellegrini would not reveal whether he would start the defender against United, but form suggests he would be foolish not to do so. The Chilean has praised Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala for their performances in Kompany’s absence, but the facts suggest City are stronger with their captain in the side. City kept five successive clean sheets with Kompany in the team at the start of the season. They have not kept one without him in the side. WILL WILFRIED BONY SEIZE HIS CHANCE TO SHINE? With Sergio Aguero sidelined by a hamstring injury, the onus will fall on Bony to lead the line for City. The Ivorian has failed to live up to expectations since his £28million move from Swansea, mainly because he has not had a proper run in the side. Aguero has scored six goals in his last five appearances against United, so Bony has a lot to live up to on his Manchester derby debut. Unlike Aguero, he struggles to keep up with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Jesus Navas and Raheem Sterling when City are on the attack, and his only league goals so far this season have come against Bournemouth. WHO WILL COME OUT ON TOP IN THE BATTLE OF THE BIG BUYS? If you take into account all the add-ons involved in the Anthony Martial deal, United and City paid a combined total of £112million for the French striker and Kevin De Bruyne in the last transfer window. That is an incredible amount of money, but in fairness to both players, they have so far lived up to the hype. Martial scored on debut and took his tally to five goals in nine games with his equaliser at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. De Bruyne was also on target on Wednesday, scoring an injury-time winner for City against Sevilla. The Belgian has also scored five in his opening nine matches. HOW MUCH WILL UNITED’S PREPARATIONS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THEIR TRIP TO MOSCOW? Louis van Gaal said City have the advantage over United because they did not have to make an eight-hour round trip to Moscow in midweek. The United boss tried to help his players recover by staying an extra night in Moscow after the Group B match, which was played in sub-zero temperatures, but City are bound to be fresher after their home game in midweek. WILL WAYNE ROONEY MARK HIS FIRST WEEKEND AS A THIRTYSOMETHING WITH A GOAL? Rooney turns 30 on the eve of the game. That landmark usually signals the start of a player’s decline, but Rooney insists he has many years left in the game. The United captain looked sharp at Everton, where he scored the final goal in a 3-0 win last weekend, but cut a frustrated figure in the Khimki Arena. In the first half, only David de Gea touched the ball fewer times than the United forward. It is worth noting that Rooney has scored a record 11 goals in this fixture, however. center_img Here, Press Association Sport looks at five talking points ahead of United’s meeting with City. WILL MANUEL PELLEGRINI BRING VINCENT KOMPANY IN FROM THE COLD? last_img read more