first_imgLast month we saw Tom Cafaro show off his G-Form iPad 2 cover with the aid of a bowling ball. No damage was done to the iPad even after the 12-pound bowling ball was dropped from a height of three feet. Well, Cafaro is back in another video with the MacBook Pro G-Form Extreme Sleeve for Laptops.In the video below, we see Cafaro drop a shiny, new MacBook Pro from a considerable height. He doesn’t specify the exact height, but it’s from a deck high above the ground, that’s for sure. G-Form’s slogan, “Soft and Floppy, Extreme Protection,” makes us cringe a little, but it’s right on. The case is made out of a special material called PORON XRD, which lives inside the sleeve’s outer shell. The material is unique because it hardens upon impact. The foam shell absorbs the force somewhat, but the PORON XRD is what really protects the laptop.Both the iPad video and the MacBook Pro video show Cafaro starting the Pixar short film “For the Birds,” and then inserting the iPad or laptop into the sleeve. Instead of seeing a bowling ball drop onto the MacBook, Cafaro drops the MacBook off a balcony, unzips the sleeve, opens the laptop, and voila, the 13-inch MacBook continues to play the adorable Pixar short as if nothing had happened. We would like to see the same test done with the MacBook landing on its edge rather than flat, though.The case is designed for 11-inch, 13-inch, and 15-inch laptops. It’s available for pre-order now at $69.95 for the 11-inch model, and $79.95 for the 13- and 15-inch models.Read more at G-Form, via ZDNetlast_img

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first_img  24 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 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. The Association of Fundraising Consultants will be holding its next Forum and AGM on 23 June in London.The Annual General Meeting, which is for members only, will be followed by an open forum which will take the form of an extended, interactive group discussion. Topics to be discussed include:* Marketing Your Services* Legislation* Managing Client Expectations*Trends in Services for Clients and Enquiries from Clients (quantity and quality)* Research – Needs and Resources (useful websites)* Fundraising Consultants Involvement with Recruitment*Training and Qualifications* The Role of the Modest ‘Major’ Individual DonorThose who will be attending are invited to propose additional topics on which they will be invited to speak for up to three minutes.The event, supported by Rensburg Sheppards, will take place at 2 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7QN with the AGM starting at midday.www.afc.org.uk Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Fundraising consultants’ forum and AGM to be held in June Howard Lake | 29 April 2008 | Newslast_img

first_imgPoundland chooses Macmillan Cancer Support as charity of the year 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. Single price value retailer Poundland has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as its charity of the year. All Poundland staff, both in its 211 stores and at the West Midlands head office, will be encouraged to help raise the target of £100,000 for the charity.The company has planned a series of fundraising events in its store and at head office, and customers will be given the opportunity to donate to the charity.The partnership will start with a ‘Strip for Macmillan’ event at the end of this month, with staff being invited to wear their favourite football team shirt for the day, as well as picking the first goal in a football sweepstake to mark the end of the football season. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 May 2009 | News Other events scheduled for the year include participating in The World’s Biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning, a Back to School Party and several sponsored events such as the London Triathlon and the Great North Run.Charles Byrne, Head of Corporate Partnerships and Events at Macmillan Cancer Support said: “Support from high street partners like Poundland not only helps to raise essential funds for our cancer support services but also to raise awareness of the breadth of support we provide”.Poundland’s previous charity of the year was NSPCC with Children 1st in Scotland.www.macmillan.org.ukPhoto: Pound coin by Hotzeplotz on Flickr.comcenter_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img

first_imgBoston — Blasting bomba, merengue and salsa music, and chanting, “Cancel the debt!” the Raíces Borikén Collective fired up the blistering cold streets of Boston on Dec. 17, demanding “Decolonize Puerto Rico!” Patricia Chali’Inaru Dones of the United Confederation of Taíno People led the militant action, which blocked major downtown streets.Protesters were outraged at the U.S. government’s deadly neglect of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and Wall Street’s unnatural disaster of bankruptcy administration. They gathered in Plaza Ramón Emeterio Betances, named for the inspirer of Puerto Rico’s “Grito de Lares” armed uprising for independence in 1868.Ernesto Eroc Arroyo welcomed the hundreds gathered in the heart of Boston’s Puerto Rican community, Villa Victoria. “Where I grew up, over there on the third floor,” recalled Arroyo, “was born the Puerto Rican struggle to block bulldozers and stop racist ‘urban renewal.’ Villa Victoria was a victory for decolonization.”Jasmine Gómez described Raíces Borikén Collective as “artists, activists and organizers, the majority of us women and queer, who work through education, culture and direct action to dismantle the imperialist, white-supremacist, capitalist, patriarchal system that has kept Puerto Rico under U.S. colonial subjugation for 120 years.”Powerful artwork displayed the collective’s demands. One showed a mother clutching a child below M16-toting colonial soldiers and bristling barbed wire. It declared: “Release the aid! Repeal the Jones Act! Cancel the debt! Decolonize Puerto Rico!”Another poster blasted the U.S. Trump Congress, in which Puerto Rico has no vote, for its new, “reformed,” 20 percent tax on goods made in Puerto Rico — a de facto blockade of the island’s economy.The march blocked Massachusetts Avenue at the offices of Seth Klarman’s Baupost Group, a hedge fund that “owns” nearly $1 billion of Puerto Rican bond “debt.” The action further highlighted Boston’s role as an administrative and financial center of colonial rule.Boston boasts of its 18th-century “anti-colonialism” against Britain, while the city operates as a financial and legal center for the U.S. colonial project in Puerto Rico. It is home to Puerto Rico’s federal district court as well as the Boston Group, which has funded massive school closures and privatization in Puerto Rico, and the Blackstone Group of financiers, who are rapidly turning the people’s beaches into playgrounds and casinos for wealthy elites.Outside the Baupost Group offices, Gillian Mason of MA Jobs with Justice spoke on behalf of 160 labor organizations in that coalition. Mason blasted “the economic system and the vultures who orchestrated the crisis in Puerto Rico.”“We are sick of these capitalists like Seth Klarman of Baupost making money off the backs of working people in Puerto Rico and here in Massachusetts,” Mason continued. “It is time to decolonize Puerto Rico now, with the first step being to cancel the debt to capitalists!”Steelworkers Local 8751 — the Boston School Bus Drivers — provided a mobile sound truck and handed out a statement in solidarity with Educamos, a Puerto Rican teachers’ union, saying: “While thousands of families have been forced out of Puerto Rico in recent months — many of whose children are now riding our school buses in Boston — we will continue to fight with you in the hopes that our combined efforts will soon end this criminal plot of forced migration of your people from your land and your nation.”Every speaker denounced and called for an immediate end to the U.S.-imposed Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act (Promesa), which, even before the hurricane, had forced Puerto Rico to slash pensions and the minimum wage, close hundreds of schools and health facilities, lay off thousands of service workers, privatize social services like water, electricity and education, and liquidate people’s meager savings, much in scam “funds” pushed by UBS, Fidelity and other global financial institutions, while demanding extortionate, high-interest payments to Wall Street that can never be met.Steve Gillis is the financial secretary of Steelworkers Local 8751.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

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