AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity numbers stay static 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. Visit the Charity Commission. The Charity Commission reports that between January and March this year 2,571 organisations applied for charitable status. Of these, 1,332 were accepted on to the Register of Charities. The Charity Commission reports that between January and March this year 2,571 organisations applied for charitable status. Of these, 1,332 were accepted on to the Register of Charities. Since 1,321 charities were removed from the Register during this quarter, “largely because they had ceased to exist” say the Commission, the total number of charities on the Register at the end of March has remained static at 185,231. Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 May 2001 | News 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Advertisement Comment Manolas has been a regular in the Roma team since 2014 (Picture: Getty Images)‘In any case, you need to know how to make wine with the grapes available, and champagne comes out with Juve players. Indeed, it is better to speak of Italian products.’Napoli and AC Milan are also interested in the 28-year-old and it had looked like it was Napoli that had won the race for his signature.Carlo Ancelotti’s side had attempted to drive down the price for the defender by offering a player swap deal instead of meeting the £32m release clause, but Roma rejected the deal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityA deal could still be done between Napoli and Roma, but the negotiations have allowed other clubs the time to try and swoop for Manolas.Gazzetta have reported that Napoli have agreed personal terms with the Greek, offering him £3.2m-per-season on a four-year deal, but the clubs have not come to an agreement yet.MORE: Arsenal confirm backroom shake-up as Unai Emery replaces Steve Bould with Freddie LjungbergMORE: Arsenal ‘reach agreement’ with William Saliba ahead of transfer from Saint-Etienne Advertisement Man City and Arsenal target Kostas Manolas described as ‘Chiellini’s heir at Juventus’ by Fabio Capello Metro Sport ReporterMonday 17 Jun 2019 7:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link43Shares Kostas Manolas is wanted by a number of big clubs this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Fabio Capello has talked up a move to Juventus for Roma’s Kostas Manolas, which could disappoint Manchester City and Arsenal who are both interested in the defender.The Greek centre-back is wanted by a number of Europe’s top clubs this summer and with a release clause of £32m, he looks quite affordable.City are looking to replace Vincent Kompany, Arsenal need numerous defensive reinforcements, while Juventus are looking to bring in a younger model with Giorgio Chiellini turning 35 this summer.Former Juve and England boss Capello thinks that Manolas is the man to replace the eight-time Serie A winning Italian defender.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We would need a great central defender, which in the future could be Chiellini’s heir,’ Capello told Gazzetta dello Sport. ‘The most suitable would be Manolas, but I don’t go into their strategies.
Graham Quirk had lots to say about Brisbane during long pauses between bids at Saturday’s auction. Picture: Steve Pohlner.And while he is on their team in a voluntary role, there was no International Olympic Organising Committee to sweeten the bidding here, so he was forced to place another vendor bid of $700,000.“Just to keep things rolling and what we’ll do now is bid in $10,000s,” Mr Quirk said.At this point, the Googan family asked about auction practices.“The vendor can bid as long as you can,” Karalis Real Estate’s lead agent Michael Sunderland explained to the family.“In NSW it’s one only, but in Queensland it’s as many times as you want.”Soon after this, Lily threw up paddle number eight and entered her first auction with a bid of $720,000 and what followed was a series of three quick-fire bidding volleys over five minutes between Lily and the Googans, during which the price got to $796,000. The largely local crowd gather to see Graham Quirk’s first auction, at 6 Archiva St, Mount Gravatt East: Picture: Steve Pohlner.“G’day, I’m lucky to have you all here,” Mr Quirk said, before reporting in for duty.“I’ve got the gavel, let’s hope I can bring it down.” Part way through the auction, a real estate agent’s mobile phone started ringing to the sound of Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice. Nobody was shocked by the tone of Graham Quirk’s voice. Picture: Steve Pohlner.The opening bid of $500,000 came from Peter Lukose, who was prepared to go to $650,000 but no further as his wife had not seen the house he was bidding on.“He’s 101 per cent for me,” Mr Lukose said of Graham Quirk’s first day on the job.“He’s a little bit tricky, going to the market, then winding us up, that’s a trick.“But the way he presented, just very nice, because he know every piece and corner of Brisbane.”Bidding against Mr Lukose was Peter Googan and his family from Holland Park.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe winning bidders James & Mae Googan, with their children Liam, 3yrs & Flynn, 6yrs. Karalis Real Estate agent Michael Sunderland (left) stood beside them during the auction. Picture: Steve Pohlner.“I think he was a little bit nervous,” Mr Googan said afterwards.“We didn’t know who he was to be honest.“We’re originally from Sydney and we came here about a year ago, but it wasn’t until we showed the listing to other people at work and they knew who he was. They were really excited. They were surprised, they thought he was still mayor I think.”Mr Quirk recommended $50,000 bids to start and found the going tough so at $550,000 with Mr Googan in front he was forced to place a vendor bid of $600,000.Mr Googan replied with $650,000 and then there was another long pause, during which Mr Quirk launched into a city sales pitch that would have made Queensland’s Olympic bid organisers proud to have him on their team. We’re not sure how much he’s charging for his auctioneering duties but Graham Quirk’s number plate might give us a hint. Picture: Steve Pohlner.“This is your virgin auction,” said Mount Gravatt East resident Dale Hanley, who was propped up on a pre-war shooting stick on the front lawn as part of the 80-strong neighbourhood welcome party for former Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Racing champ to sell Brisbane house Graham Quirk congratulates the winning bidders. Picture: Steve Pohlner.“I’d give myself a seven out of 10,” Mr Quirk said afterwards.“I’ve got a lot of improvement that will come very quickly because today was a bit of an unnatural environment with the media around,” he said.“Not that that’s an unnatural environment for me but it still is in this set of circumstances.” He also had his Racing Queensland board member badge pinned to his jacket, but it would still take the best part of half an hour before the gavel came down on 6 Archiva St, Mount Gravatt East at $796,000, with two vendor bids, three active bidders, and not a single pause to negotiate. Brisbane’s million-dollar suburb boom MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Graham Quirk wore his Racing Queensland badge during the auction and was heading to the races for the afternoon. Picture: Steve Pohlner.It was 12.52pm, and the hottest part of the day, when Mr Quirk asked for the crowd’s indulgence to seek instruction from the vendor about whether the property was on the market, but there was no escaping the spotlight or the heat.“I’ve done it for you,” Mr Sunderland said by the auctioneer’s ear.“Oh, well, you’re ahead of yourself,” replied Mr Quirk.“Well ladies and gentlemen I’ve just had word … that this property is now on the market.”There were no further bids and the property went to the Googan family. FOLLOW DEBRA ON TWITTER Graham Quirk at his first auction as a professional auctioneer on Saturday. Picture: Steve Pohlner.A COUCH cushion in the house said ‘enjoy today’, but there were nerves all around as rookie bidders stood in front of a rookie auctioneer who just four months ago was the Lord Mayor of Brisbane.