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Freemasons’ grant email is a scam

first_img 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. An email from “The Freemason society of Bournemouth” offering charities a grant of £950,000 is a variation on the “419 (Advance Fee)” scam and should not be responded to.The email message purports to come from a Mr Paul kincaid (sic), of the “PRO Freemason Society of Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth”.Its subject line is “MASON 2005 GRANT(URGENT RESPONSE REQUIRED)”. Advertisement The message itself reads: “The Freemason society of Bournemouth under the jurisdiction of the all Seeing Eye, Master Nicholas Brenner has after series of secret deliberations selected you to be a beneficiary of our 2005 foundation laying grants and also an optional opening at the round table of the Freemason society.“These grants are issued every year around the world in accordance with the objective of the Freemasons as stated by Thomas Paine in 1810 which is to ensure the continuous freedom of man and to enhance mans living conditions.“We will also advice that these funds which amount to GB£950,000.00 be used to better the lot of man through your own initiative and also we will go further to inform that the open slot to become a Freemason is optional, you can decline the offer.“In order to claim your grant, contact the Grand Lodge Office secretary David P. Owen.“Email: [email protected]“Paul kincaid,“PRO Freemason Society of Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth.”If you respond to this message it is quite likely that you will receive demands for money before the “grant” can be released.According to anti-spam campaigner Joe Wein, the message “arrived from an IP address in Nigeria that’s been the source of several other 419 scams before.” Howard Lake | 16 July 2005 | Newscenter_img Freemasons’ grant email is a scam Tagged with: Digital  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Hawaii officials bracing for new lava eruptions for several more weeks

first_imgU.S. Geological Survey(HONOLULU) — The eight vents that have been spewing lava since Kilauea erupted three days ago were quiet on Saturday, but officials warned they are bracing for the possibility of eruptions continuing for several more weeks.The calm allowed some measure of positive news for the 1,800 residents who were evacuated from their homes in the Big Island’s Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens neighborhoods.In evacuated areas with relatively low sulfur dioxide levels, residents will be allowed to return home for a few hours to collect belongings, Hawaii’s Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno said at a press conference Saturday evening. Officials said those residents — about half of the evacuees — could be allowed to briefly return as soon as Sunday.“We’ve gotta be careful because the [sulfur dioxide] levels are still pretty high,” Magno said. “We’re not going to let them stay.”The activity had heightened Saturday morning, with officials saying the lava from multiple vents had joined together in a concerning scenario. Five buildings have been destroyed in the Leilani Estates region, officials said.Magno told ABC News that the Civil Defense Agency was starting to prepare for the worst.“It ramps up our response more,” Magno told ABC News correspondent Marci Gonzalez, adding, “Even though you’re thinking about the worst-case scenario, it’s starting to come to fruition, so you go, ‘OK, we need to get ready for that worst-case scenario.”“The eight vents were pretty active, to the point where lava was spewing and the flow started spreading, so we got additional damage out there,” Magno said at the press conference, adding, “Fortunately, seismicity has kinda laid down and the vents have gone quiet now.”But officials cautioned that while the lava flow may be quiet for now, it won’t be for long.“More vents could open up. The existing ones could get active again, which probably will happen after seeing what happened this morning,” Magno said. “There’s a lot of lava or magma under the ground, so eventually it’s going to come up.”The island was also rocked by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake on Friday, which caused landslides near the coast, but minimal structural damage.The concern continues to be the lava and gas emitted from vents.“This is lava that is definitely destroying people’s homes — we don’t have an exact count — but it is a devastating situation and it’s going to be everyday that it goes on,” Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe said. “Mother Nature — there’s no way we could’ve predicted this.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Biomass allocation in a subantarctic clonal plant (Acaena magellanica) under grazing by introduced reindeer

first_imgBiomass allocation and growth by the clonal plant Acaena magellanica were characterized for three populations grazed by introduced reindeer on the subantarctic island of South Georgia. Annual growth markers (internode lengths) were used to divide each rhizome into current year’s shoots, one-year-old and two-year-old rhizome segments. Total dry weights were significantly smaller in grazed than in ungrazed populations. Leaf biomass of current year’s shoots was very much lower in grazed shoots. Rhizome length and number of leaves were less affected than dry weight by grazing, and the reindeer grazing thus seems to mainly influence biomass accumulation rather than morphology in Acaena. Interactions with Festuca contracta in both grazed and ungrazed areas were also studied in a two-year competition experiment. No apparent release of soil resources (as measured by an increase in plant growth) was apparent in plots where Festuca was removed, but the current year’s shoots of Acaena were smaller and more numerous in these plots than in controls, especially in the ungrazed area.last_img read more