Direct mail company offers annual scholarship for university students

first_img Gateshead-based mailing house Washington Direct Mail (WDM) is offering an annual scholarship award for existing UK university and prospective students.It will provide £1,300 in annual Scholarship Awards to three individuals who are currently attending or planning to attend a United Kingdom University. The prizes will consist of:First place: £1000Second place: £200Third place: £100Jason Sullock, UK Marketing Manager for WDM, explained the initiative. He said: “We’ve been looking at this for a while but it’s come into sharper focus with the government’s intention to increase the interest rates on student loans.”He added that scholarship awards tie in well with both WDM’s business and social responsibility aims.He explained: “We understand it can be hard for some students and their families to make ends meet. It’s not just the tuition fees, think of the IT equipment that’s needed as standard these days, as well as the books, the transportation, the clothing, and that’s without talking about the utility bills, day-to-day housing and food costs. In fact the estimated cost of attending a three-year university course at somewhere like the University of Manchester these days is £28,170.”He also wanted the company to encourage the next generation of managers to join the digital printing and direct mail industry or to explore their use in their business planning.He said: “Direct Mail has evolved out of all recognition since the introduction of digital marketing but still remains an essential tool in any managers promotional toolkit.”How to apply for the scholarshipsTo apply, applicants should submit a 750+ word essay by 5pm on September 30th 2017, addressing the title: “The Opportunities and Benefits of Integrating Personalised Digital Printing and Direct Mail into a modern Business Marketing Strategy.”Six finalists will be chosen by the Washington Direct Mail Scholarship Judging Team. Their essays will then be posted and promoted online. A public vote will then determine the winning Washington Direct Mail Scholarship Awards.Sullock said: “Whilst we’re not Microsoft or Sage by any means, we strongly believe that if you’re fortunate enough to be doing well in business, you should always try to give something back to society.”continued Jason, “This is our way of doing that. It’s the right thing to do, and we hope it will help three students on their way, whilst at the same time highlighting to future generations of managers, entrepreneurs and business owners exactly how usefulmodern direct marketing can be.”  133 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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 July 2017 | News Tagged with: direct mail Funding Direct mail company offers annual scholarship for university studentslast_img read more

Mother and daughter hostile to gardai

first_imgPrint Linkedin Advertisement A MOTHER and daughter who remonstrated by “shouting and roaring” at gardai who were searching their home on foot of a Section 26 Drug search have appeared in court charged with obstruction on February 15 last. 22-year-old Leanne Casey and her mother, 55-year-old Elaine, were before the court in relation to the incident at 163 Hyde Road. Sgt Donal Cronin told that court that gardai were searching the house pursuant to a section 26 warrant in connection with suspected illegal drug activity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When they entered the house, they encountered Elaine Casey who was said to have been “hostile and refused to obey the lawful demands and directions” of the gardai. Ms Casey was said to be firing a “torrid of abuse” and issuing threats to gardai as they tried to search the house.Sgt Cronin said that Leanne Casey arrived to the house shortly afterwards and she refused to be searched and was said to be “screaming and roaring at the top of her voice as she refused to leave the stairway of the house”. Sgt Cronin said in evidence that Leanne Casey “threw her phone at the wall thus destroying any potential evidence”.He added that Leanne Casey continued to “scream and roar at the top of her voice and lashed out as she resisted arrest”. Leanne Casey had to be restrained during her arrest.In pleading guilty, Elaine Casey was said to have a minor previous conviction where she received a monetary penalty, and Leanne Casey did not have any previous conviction on record. The case against Elaine Casey was adjourned until January 9 next for a probation report to be furnished.Sarah Ryan, solicitor for Leanne Casey, said that her client was remonstrating with gardai as she “strenuously objected to a strip search as she was seven months pregnant at the time, and while a female member of an Garda Siochana was present in the bedroom willing to carry out the search, Ms Casey said that a male member of the force was in clear view”.Ms Ryan said that Leanne Casey “threw her phone in a fit of sulk”. “She behaved dreadfully but she comes before the court without previous convictions”, added Ms Ryan.Judge O’Kelly adjourned the matter until December 5 and ordered that within that time, Leanne Casey pays €250 to the gardai benevolent fund. WhatsApp Previous articleAssault case against solicitor dismissedNext articleFamous Youth Infuse Facial at Therapie admincenter_img NewsLocal NewsMother and daughter hostile to gardaiBy admin – October 2, 2012 1101 Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Trojans take second place in season debut

first_imgThe USC men’s golf team started its season on a strong note by placing second after three rounds of the season-opening Southwestern Intercollegiate tournament at the North Ranch C.C. in Westlake Village, California. The Trojans jumped up to second place on Tuesday after finishing in third on Monday.Rico Suave · Sophomore Rico Hoey shot a 6-over 219 this week at the Southwestern Intercollegiate, which was good for 26th place overall. – Courtesy of USC Sports InformationAfter eight consecutive trips to the NCAA Championships, the Trojans combined for a two-round 8-over 580 after Monday, leaving them only eight strokes behind first-place Stanford and two strokes behind second-place Washington State. San Diego State and Pepperdine rounded out the top five, respectively.Other competitors at the tournament included Arizona, Loyola Marymount, San Diego, UC Davis, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge and Hartford.By the end of Tuesday, the Trojans had improved their placement and finished at 11-over 863, jumping Washington State in the placement. Perennial powerhouse Stanford remained in first place and won the tournament with a 4-under 848.“Stanford looks to be solid once again,” said head coach Chris Zambri. “We’ll need more great play from everyone in the lineup if we are to beat them the next time we see them.”The USC team was led by freshman Sean Crocker who, in making his collegiate debut, shot a 54-hole 5-under 208, which was enough to tie him for second overall in the event.“Although we don’t like finishing second, there were a lot of positives this week,” Zambri said. “The play of Sean Crocker would be the first to mention. He put up three solid rounds for us.”On his way to his second-place standing, Crocker shot seven birdies in his first round and finished the final ten holes of his second round at 2-under before shooting a 3-under in the final round of the tournament.Crocker, who was born in Zimbabwe, comes to USC with a lot of experience under his belt, having competed in the California State Amateur each of the past two years.His success at the course this week might be partially attributed to the fact that he moved to Westlake Village when he was young and attended high school there.While Crocker placed second in the individual draw, 2014 All-American Rico Hoey began his sophomore campaign by tying for 16th at 6-over 219.His first round of the tournament included three birdies and he followed up that performance by shooting four birdies the next round. Hoey looks to improve upon his freshman year when he had one of the most successful seasons in Trojan golf history. Hoey’s 71.36 was the best stroke average on the team. He also led USC in top 10 finishes (eight), rounds in the 60s (16), birdies (165) and eagles (eight).His accomplishments earned him the 2014 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year award.Crocker and Hoey were not alone on the leaderboard, as fellow Trojan freshman Jonah Texeira tied for 26th overall in his career debut. Texeira birdied 10 through 13 en route to a 1-under back 9 to close the night in the second round.Senior Eric Sugimoto also had a strong showing at the tournament and finished tied for ninth by the end of the third round. He shot a final round 3-under 68 which vaulted him 17 spots in the rankings, prompting his coach to praise his efforts.“Eric Sugimoto played a nice final round and showed that this year could be a big one for him,” Zambri said.Next up for the Trojans is the Itani Homes Collegiate in Pullman, Washington from Sept. 29-30.last_img read more

SU still ‘scrambling’ to figure out the draw more than a month after Morgan Widner’s injury

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 2, 2018 at 9:53 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse’s struggles on the draw arose long before Morgan Widner hit the Carrier Dome turf with an injury on Feb. 22. After Syracuse’s opening day win versus Connecticut, SU head coach Gary Gait sat confidently on the podium.A team that had just lost its fall season had expected mistakes, and Gait brushed off any notion that he was worried about the games outcome.With his team at full strength and a slow start the only question mark in what turned out to be a blowout win, Gait addressed the problem that kept the Orange from providing the knockout blow earlier than it had.“It all starts with the draw,” Gait said.For No. 18 Syracuse (7-5, 0-3 Atlantic Coast), that’s where it’s always started. The draw has become a constant talking point after games, as every result has hinged on Syracuse’s ability to gain possession in draw situations. Morgan Widner’s injury gave way for Julie Cross to jump into a new role as Syracuse’s top draw-control specialist, but more than a month after the injury and coming off losses in three of its last four games, Syracuse is still “scrambling,” Gait said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It just is disappointing,” Gait said. “I thought that we were super deep.”Kevin Camelo | Digital Design EditorLast season, Syracuse was one of the best draw control teams in the nation. It ranked 33rd in the country and was carried by the play of then-freshman Morgan Widner, whose 7.09 draws per game ranked seventh in the nation. The stats have shown those possessions have counted. Since the start of the 2017 season, Syracuse has only lost two games — March 14, 2017 against Florida and March 28, 2017 against Princeton — where it won the draw controls battle.Early in the season, Gait said that new rules implemented this year will make the draw split “50-50” and no one will “dominate.” Thus far for Syracuse, that hasn’t been the case. The Orange is getting outpaced in the draw 212-155, including 53-33 across its three conference games, all losses.Before the injury to Widner, Gait comfortably addressed his team’s draw issue by defending its depth. When Widner wasn’t playing well, he was confident in the Orange’s ability to insert Cross to win the battles that Widner couldn’t because she relied more on “finesse” to win draws. But after the injury, Syracuse has tried numerous combinations of players. This season, 16 players — either the draw taker or the wings — have recorded a draw control. Four players have won 14 or more.Last season, Widner carried the Orange’s draw. In 2018, without Widner taking a majority of the draws, the Orange have relied on Julie Cross (36 controls), Neena Merola (33) and Kerry Defliese (29) to carry its mediocre draw control attack.“I think we’re just trying to figure some things out, just throwing people in,” Defliese said after Syracuse’s loss to Maryland on March 11, in which SU was dominated on the draw 22-8. “(We’re) working together and finding a good option.”For a few consecutive games, despite not having any experience, she said, Defliese was SU’s top option on the draw. From SU’s March 4 matchup with Virginia (a game after Defliese won her first draw) through its March 26 matchup with Northwestern, Defliese either led or tied for the lead in draws. But as Syracuse continued to struggle, the Orange turned to Merola on the wing and Emily Hawryschuk at the faceoff X to fill the void.The switch was another example of how unpredictable the Orange’s draw control lineup has been this year. After the loss to Maryland, Defliese weighed in on her future leading the draw.“We’re still working on it,” she said.Gait said he tried out Hawryschuk because she has “quick hands.” Though she said that she hasn’t taken a draw since high school, the Orange entrusted Hawryschuk to lead the team on the draw against Duke’s then-No. 2 draw control group. The Orange has switched around the draw team all year, but Hawryschuk said after the Duke loss “you just got to adjust.”“We can’t keep doing the same things over and over again, be getting the same results and expect it to just switch one day,” Gait said.This year, Syracuse has tried to do things differently, and the results have always remained the same. Commentslast_img read more