National Trust sells images online

first_imgA selection of top photographers, including Joe Cornish and David Noton are represented, as well as archive collections such as vintage Chambré Hardman photographs.The charity already has a separate photo library aimed at media and picture professionals. The National Trust has launched an online print collection, enabling the public to order prints of its iconic landscapes, magnificent stately homes and fabulous gardens.The collection of over 650 prints has been separated into ten galleries, showing the wide ragne of of properties, collections, landscapes and wildlife in the National Trust’s care throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.Prints are available in a choice of sizes and in three formats, photo, art paper or canvas. Prices range from £15 to £120. All of the images are also available to send as e-cards. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Trading Howard Lake | 9 July 2007 | Newscenter_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis National Trust sells images online 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

March 28, 2019 Police Blotter

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UW hopes to bounce back against NIU

first_imgJennifer Kreuger (4) is one steal away from tying the Wisconsin mark for stolen bases in a season.[/media-credit]After being thrashed by both thunderstorms and a ranked Michigan team over the weekend, the University of Wisconsin softball team faces nonconference foe Northern Illinois Wednesday.The game marks the end of a nine-game homestand in which the Badgers have gone just 1-7.In Northern Illinois, Wisconsin faces a different opponent than it has the past few weeks. After a one-week stretch where the Badgers struggled against some of the Big Ten’s best pitchers, they get some relief facing a Huskies pitching staff with a combined 6.31 ERA.“See, that scares me because traditionally, we don’t do well against [weak pitching]. Good pitching we handle,” UW head coach Chandelle Schulte said. “But I think we may have turned a corner in that, the last couple weeks at practice, I just see [the UW players] in a whole different zone.”Schulte’s apprehension about playing a 14-33 NIU team may be warranted. Earlier in the season, Wisconsin split series with North Dakota and Indiana, who at the time had just 2 and 4 total wins, respectively.“Good teams play at a high level all the time. … Teams that struggle, like we are, play at their opponent’s level,” Schulte said. “If we fix that, we’re gonna have a lot more wins.”The Huskies on paper are a much better matchup for the Badgers than UW’s recent opponents. NIU is just 2-17 in away games and 5-24 in nonconference matches.UW freshman Karla Powell said she doesn’t expect the team’s intensity to let up against NIU.“Coming off a big win against Minnesota and playing well against Ohio State and then going into tomorrow, I think we’re going to do really well,” Powell said. “Our confidence is up, we had a great practice today with a lot of hitting, so I think everyone’s ready for tomorrow and to get some runs on the board.”If the Badgers can manage to score some runs, UW pitcher Leah Vanevenhoven looks to have an advantage. Northern Illinois’ offense is nearly as weak as Wisconsin’s, with the Huskies averaging 3.13 runs per game to the Badgers’ 2.15. NIU has just a .218 team batting average and no regular players hit over .275.Vanevenhoven will make her sixth consecutive start and hopes to lower her 3.46 ERA against an NIU team that’s just 1-4 against UW in its history, including 0-2 at Madison.“Hopefully it will be nice [to] get some better control on some of my pitches and just throw my game and see if they can hit it,” Vanevenhoven said. “It’s a little bit more relaxing going in knowing that it’s not Michigan, it’s not Ohio State, Illinois. Teams that like, you leave anything in close, you’re screwed.”The Huskies’ best hitters this season have been sophomore Andrea Colosimo and Bailey Ouellette. Colosimo leads the team with a .275 average, while Ouellette has a team-high five home runs and 23 RBI.Both teams have base stealing threats in UW’s Jen Krueger and NIU’s Jenna Roberts. The pair are tied with 18 steals on the season. Krueger is one steal away from tying the Wisconsin single-season record for stolen bases.“Hopefully I will. I mean, if I get on base [I could do it],” Krueger said of tying the record.Krueger still leads the Badgers with a .316 batting average and .389 on base percentage. Powell is second on the team with a .248 average, though she went hitless in the Michigan series as she battles a shoulder injury.Wisconsin will try to improve its offensive stats against Northern Illinois pitchers Morgan Bittner and Joreigh Landers. Bittner has a 4.84 ERA, while Landers owns a 7.63 ERA and allows opponents to hit .333 off of her.“We all have pretty good confidence going into it, so we just have to keep [the intensity] up,” Krueger said.Schulte is adamant that Wisconsin doesn’t let down against Northern Illinois like it did earlier in the season against North Dakota and Indiana. The teams are evenly matched in many ways, and both squads dealt with long losing streaks. NIU had a 12-game losing streak, while UW topped out at 11.If the Badgers can avoid playing to their opponent’s level, many of the players said a win over the beatable Huskies team could provide some momentum going into the last week of the season.“It’s crazy — we only have seven games left. Hopefully we’re able to do our thing and go into the rest of the Big Ten season confident,” Vanevenhoven said.last_img read more

Los Angeles Clippers prove their mettle with Game 7 win

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error From the depths of an unfathomable controversy that emerged out of thin air, injuries, a willing opponent and even their own self-inflicted wounds.Knocked down like never before emotionally and physically and facing a double-digit deficit, they ignored fatigue and mental strain to somehow navigate their way to a 126-121 win over the Golden State Warriors in an epic Game 7 that sends them into the second round against the Oklahoma City Thunder.“This team needed this win,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I thought that our guys fought the adversity and found a way to win.”And in the process, exhaled a bit.“Just smile,” Rivers said. “Just enjoy it.” Nothing like a win-or-go-home Game 7 to get a handle on what someone is really all about.Or opening a window from which we can peek into someone’s basketball soul.We learned something about the Clippers on Saturday night, something deep and profound and poignant.A basketball team sidetracked by the dark side of life in the middle if a challenging series against a bitter foe had the wherewithal the find their way back.center_img They earned it.What they still have left in the tank for the Thunder is anyone’s guess, but after being pushed to the limit by off-court drama and a worthy on-court adversary only to find enough energy to prevail, the Clippers seem poised to keep this going a little while longer. And Chris Paul vowed the Clippers will find enough energy.“We have the best training staff in the league,” Paul said. “I truly believe that. We’ll be ready to play.”It took a gut-check performance to keep their season going, the Clippers overcoming more than any team in recent memory to move on to the next round.“We kept pushing and kept fighting,” Blake Griffin said.On and off the court after enduring a week from hell after owner Donald Sterling was caught on tape making racist comments.“It’s been emotional,” Paul admitted.Said Griffin: “It just grew and grew each day, each hour.”But they couldn’t spare even a second to dwell on it Saturday, not with the Warriors planted firmly in front of them.“Moreso than getting through (the past week) it was just about getting through tonight,” Paul said.If was everything you would expect from a Game 7.And it answered a lot of questions.If Paul is the best point guard in the league, as many suggest, then surely he’d embrace the stage of a series deciding seventh game.A bum hamstring that’s been barking all series denied us Paul at his very best. He looked more like a decoy than a go-to star while struggling in the first half.Until he dug deep within and found enough push to navigate the Clippers through uncertainty, hesitancy and the hot-shooting Warriors to overcome a a double-digit deficit and put the Clippers in front in the third quarter.Then helped carry the Clippers over a dramatic fourth quarter to finally put the Warriors away – his two silly fouls to put Golden State’s Stephen Curry to the line notwithstanding – while scoring 22 points and dishing out 14 assists.If Blake Griffin is the emerging MVP candidate that his remarkable regular season suggested, he’d rise to the moment by hoisting the Clippers onto his shoulders and carrying them past the Warriors and into the second round.Griffin hoisted the Clippers up alright, and in the process blew the roof off Staples Center with a thunderous alley-oop dunk and by sinking a twisting, turning layup in traffic in which he did a back-flip off the ground as the ball fell through the hoop.Both plays came late in the fourth quarter as the Clippers clung to a slight lead, sending a sold-out crowd into a frenzy and keeping the Warriors at arm’s length.That’s what leaders do. That’s what All-Stars do.Griffin has emerged as both this year.If DeAndre Jordan is the best defending, rebounding center in the NBA, as his supporters claim, he would dominate the paint against undermanned Golden State and leave no doubt he is a growing force in the NBA.Jordan patrolled the paint and protected the basket while scoring 15 points, grabbing 18 rebounds and blocking three shots.His electrifying dunk off a lob from Griffin with 22 seconds remaining helped keep the Warriors at bay.But there were other heroes.J.J. Redick, his back so out of whack there was concern late in the regular season he’d have to shut himself down, came up with 20 points and three 3-pointers, each one of them coming at a crucial moment.Jamal Crawford had 22 points off the bench while hitting 7 of 12 shots and Matt Barnes added 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.The Clippers don’t advance without the contribution of either.The last thing they wanted was to go to a seventh game against the Warriors.But a seventh game is exactly what they got.That they responded by digging as deep as they ever have to pull out an emotional, gutty win revealed something important about Clippers, whose challenge now is to keep it going.In the process, they learned something about themselves, too.And it left them beaming.“I’m just very proud right now,” Griffin said.He deserves to be.They all do.last_img read more