Hillary Clinton campaign fundraises with every tweet by Donald Trump Howard Lake | 1 November 2016 | News The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign is receiving donations for every tweet sent by rival Donald J Trump as a result of a ‘Troll Trump’ campaign.The sign-up page explains:“Show Donald that his unhinged rhetoric comes at a cost. Sign up to donate to Hillary’s campaign every time Donald tweets!”It gives an example of just one of many peculiar, unfounded statements posted to Twitter by the presidential candidate. i joked about donating to Hillary every time Trunp tweets & THEY ACTUALLY BUILT A TOOL TO DO IT IM LAUGHING SO HARD https://t.co/2wse40ZIjr pic.twitter.com/GARvkJfSCD— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) October 19, 2016Has it worked? @just_jenna, the digital director for HillaryClinton.com, reported:1881 ppl pledged an av. of 23¢ to @HFA for every @realDonaldTrump tweet. 191 tweets last week = $83,744.08.Join: https://t.co/khOlcVNiA1— Jenna Lowenstein (@just_jenna) October 27, 2016 Tagged with: Digital Humour politics 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. 143 total views, 1 views today 144 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Fundraising every step of the wayThis campaign takes a similar approach to others that have tried to turn the unwanted actions of others into a positive fundraising campaign. Read three examples from last year of when harsh words spark positive giving campaigns:Crowdfunding for Alan Barnes following his attackThe town that turned a neo-Nazi march into an anti-racism fundraising eventGunboats for migrants jibe becomes rescue boats for people The digital campaign takes a light-hearted approach to the serious matter of some of his messages. You can even customise your message and choose the section of American society that he has insulted – women, immigrants, Latinos, people with disabilities, native Americans and so on.You can donate from $0.25 per tweet up to $10, or a sum of your choice. Supporters are invited to set a maximum daily limit of $3, $5, $20 or more. This makes sense given the volume of tweets that can emanate from Mr Trump.The Troll Trump campaign was created following a tweet by former Buzzfeed editor Matt Bellassai: Advertisement
(Xinhua) – Chinese Embassy in Sudan hosted in Khartoum on Tuesday a workshop on China’s experiences in agricultural development and its role in achieving food security in Africa.The opening session of the two-day workshop was attended by Sudan’s State Minister for Agriculture Yaqoub Mohamed Al-Tayeb, Chinese Ambassador in Khartoum Li Lianhe and researchers from China and nine African countries. “Sudan is keen to achieve food security and it has initiatives in this respect,” said Al-Tayeb when addressing the workshop.He said Sudan government is committed in fully adopting the outcome of the workshop and transforming its recommendations into work programs to promote food security in Africa.For his part, Li Lianhe reiterated the deeply-rooted historical ties between China and Africa to develop further in all fields.Li said the experience exchange and mutual cooperation in agriculture and food security area between China and Africa would make essential contribution to the stability and development of the world.“As an old Chinese saying goes: Food is the first necessity of people,” Li said, adding that “China is a traditional agricultural country, with only six percent of fresh water and nine percent of arable land of the world, yet it has managed to provide food for 20 percent of the world population.”The two-day workshop aims to discuss possibility of achieving sustainable agricultural development in Africa via encouraging cooperation between China and African countries.
Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will not compete again this year as he awaits trial for murder.Pistorius, 26, is on bail after being charged with the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but can compete before his court case is heard.His agent, Peet van Zyl, said the six-time Paralympic champion was not mentally ready to return to the track.“There was never any pressure from me or his coach (Ampie Louw) to return, it’s his decision,” said van Zyl.It means the South African will not compete in the IPC World Championships in Lyon in July.Pistorius was arrested after shooting Steenkamp dead on 14 February and has not competed since. The double amputee, known as Blade Runner because of the carbon fibre prosthetic blades he races in, claimed he mistook Steenkamp for a burglar and has denied murder.On 22 February, Pistorius was granted bail and had certain conditions lifted which meant he could compete in events outside his homeland.Coach Louw was quoted by Eye Witness News in South Africa as saying his athlete was “nowhere close” to being in a position to train.Pistorius had not been invited to compete in July’s London Anniversary Games, with UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner saying he did not want the meeting to turn into a “media circus”.However, Pistorius’s agent said plenty of meeting organisers had been in touch to invite Pistorius to compete in their events. “[There] were a good number, enough to keep him busy through the year,” added van Zyl.At London 2012, Pistorius became the first double amputee to run at an Olympics, taking part in both the 400m and 4x400m relay.He then won gold medals in the T44 400m and T42-46 4x100m at the Paralympics, as well as silver in the T44 200m.He is next due in court on 4 June and a trial is expected to take place before the end of this year.