Tagged with: Events Funding Eventbrite UK offers cash prize for charity in online GivingTuesday vote Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ticketing platform Eventbrite is offering cash prizes to charities in an online vote which closes tomorrow.The Do Right Be Brite vote is being held to mark last week’s first Giving Tuesday in the UK. The shortlist for charities who can be voted for is:• Action for Happiness• Child’s i Foundation• Songbound• Teddy’s Wish• Trinity HospiceCash prizesThe prizes on offer are:• 1st prize: £1250• 2nd prize: £600• 3rd prize: £350• 4th prize: £200• 5th prize: £100One person, one vote, and the winners will be announced on 12 December. Voting closes at midnight on 11 December.The voting takes place on Eventbrite itself. Although it is a ticketing platform, it demonstrates that the same booking system can also be used to handle a simple online vote. 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. Howard Lake | 10 December 2014 | News
News ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP October 29, 2020 Find out more News News Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Paris, 27 October 2016 Dear Prime Minister, Twelve years have passed since Guy-André Kieffer, a journalist with French and Canadian dual nationality, disappeared in Abidjan on 16 April 2004. Côte d’Ivoire and France have repeatedly expressed their common determination to ensure that justice prevails in this matter. Nonetheless, there has been no response in Côte d’Ivoire to the requests for judicial measures by the French judges investigating the case. Time is passing and memories are fading. One of the key witnesses, Michel Legré, whose testimony could have helped to advance the case, has died. During a visit to Côte d’Ivoire on 17 July 2014, French President François Hollande said that his Ivorian counterpart, President Ouattara, was “doing all he can to ensure that the judicial system cooperates” with the French judicial system to “establish the truth” and “find those who committed these acts.” Two weeks before that, on 3 July 2014, Ivorian justice minister Gnénéma Coulibaly said the case would “reach its conclusion.” But will this happen before all the witnesses have died? Will light ever be shed on this case? We ask you to do everything you can, during your visit, to ensure that the investigation is revived and that the actions requested by the French judges are carried out. We hope that, as a result of the good relations between France and Côte d’Ivoire, Guy-André Kieffer’s disappearance will no longer be what then Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo called a “detail” in 2008 and that it will continue to be, as in 2014, a priority for the French government. I thank you in advance for your attention to this request. Sincerely,Christophe Deloire; Secretary General of Reporters Without BordersCanelle Kieffer, Daughter of Guy-André KiefferOsange Siou-Kieffer, Spouse of Guy-André Kieffer Receive email alerts Côte d’IvoireAfrica Condemning abuses ImpunityDisappearances RSF_en October 27, 2016 – Updated on October 29, 2016 Côte d’Ivoire: Call to revive investigation into journalist’s disappearance 12 years ago November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Côte d’IvoireAfrica Condemning abuses ImpunityDisappearances Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Reports Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has sent an open letter to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls about Guy-André Kieffer, a journalist with French and Canadian dual nationality, who disappeared in Côte d’Ivoire 12 years ago. The letter asks Valls, who will visit Côte d’Ivoire on 30 October, to press for concrete judicial action by the Ivorian authorities in response to the requests sent by the French judicial officials who are investigating the case., that have remained unanswered. October 16, 2020 Find out more
Irish Water customers are being asked to specify the colour of their front door if they want to get the right bill.Today’s Irish Examiner claims the utility company needs help matching 50-thousand water meters to houses around the country.It says a large number of properties with similar addresses is causing confusion on their database.The problem is worst in rural areas where people give their townlands as their address.People Before Profit TD, Richard Boyd Barrett says the confusion adds to what has become a farce……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/richbb12.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By admin – April 4, 2015 Boyd Barrett slams latest farce as Irish Water seek to clarify addresses with door colours HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest Twitter Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleShiels wants Minister Varadkar to take action on foot of council flood reportNext articleChris McNulty previews Donegal V Mayo meeting admin
Redshirt senior outfielder Chad Bible also has five home runs for San Diego State. Fellow senior outfielder Angelo Armenta has a team-best 33 RBI for the Aztecs. Sophomore infielder Jackson Cluff leads BYU in RBI (47). Written by The Cougars are led by senior outfielder Brock Hale in batting average (.344) and home runs (8). FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN DIEGO-Monday, BYU baseball (31-12, 15-6 in West Coast Conference play) visits San Diego State (29-19, 14-9 in Mountain West Conference play). The Cougars’ pitching staff remains remarkable as sophomore right-handed pitcher Easton Walker (a 1.30 ERA), freshman right-hander Reid McLaughlin (2.06 ERA) and sophomore right-hander Justin Sterner (2.63 ERA) all have an ERA under 3 runs. Walker sports a 6-0 record, McLaughlin checks in at 5-1 and Sterner is 8-3. Sterner also has a team-best 63 strikeouts. The Aztecs are in sole possession of second place in the Mountain West after sweeping San Jose State this past weekend. Junior right-handed pitcher Adrian Mardueno is the ace of the Aztecs’ staff, with a team-best 5-1 record and a 1.57 ERA. He also has 58 strikeouts for good measure. Redshirt senior hurler Justin Goossen-Brown has 61 strikeouts to lead the Aztecs. Tags: Adrian Mardueno/Angelo Armenta/Brock Hale/BYU Baseball/Casey Schmitt/Chad Bible/Easton Walker/Jackson Cluff/Justin Goossen-Brown/Justin Sterner/Lake Elsinore Stadium/Reid McLaughlin/San Diego State Baseball/Tony Gwynn Stadium The game has been moved to Tony Gwynn Stadium from Lake Elsinore Stadium because of bad weather that has been forecast in that region. The Aztecs lead the Cougars 74-60-1 all-time and the former conference foes have split the last six games in the series, 3-3. Sophomore infielder/right-handed pitcher Casey Schmitt leads the Aztecs in batting average (.337) and is tied for the lead in home runs with 5. May 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball Visits San Diego State Monday Evening Brad James
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Facebook Bill proposes Indiana school year should start after Labor Day Twitter Pinterest Previous articleHow to avoid a heart attack while dealing with wet, heavy snowNext articleSchool Delays and Closings for Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Twitter By Jon Zimney – February 1, 2021 0 244 Facebook (Photo supplied/Michigan News Service) Hoosier public school students could start classes after Labor Day if a bill being discussed in the State Senate becomes law.A bill being proposed by State Senators Dennis Kruse, Jean Leising, and Linda Rogers would prohibit public schools from beginning classes before the Tuesday after Labor Day, the first Monday in September.The new rule would be in place for the 2022-2023 school year.The bill allows for certain schools, including year-round schools and schools with balanced calendars, to start school before Labor Day.Opponents to similar bills in the past have argued that it should be up to individual school districts to determine when classes begin. IndianaLocalNews
Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire is looking to expand its retail development, The Engine Yard, with the addition of a patisserie and bakery.The Duchess of Rutland, Emma Manners, converted and renovated the three-acre site, situated at the foot of the castle two years ago. She is now looking to add to its growing food offering with a farm shop, a patisserie and bakery, and ice cream producer for its newly renovated retail units. The three units are within period and character properties.“Our offering is truly unique, and I now consider it a centre for excellence for artisan food in the local area. I am really excited about its next phase as we look for more artisans to join us,” she said.“We already have a high-end butchery, a specialist deli, an award-winning chocolatier, a coffee merchant, a home-made pizzeria and a very popular café and gin bar. I am looking to add to the experience so that our visitors can enjoy even more good quality and fresh artisan produce.”Officially opened by actress Elizabeth Hurley and television presenter Susannah Constantine in September 2018, The Engine Yard – which was originally used by artisan tradesmen to produce furniture, windows and doors during the construction of the present castle in the early 1800s, – has undergone an extensive £3 million renovation, which took two years to complete.Since lockdown restrictions were lifted for restaurants at the beginning of July, The Fuel Tank café at the Engine Yard has attracted record numbers of diners.
Analysts call it “the coastal squeeze,” but for plant and animal communities bordering urban and suburban seashores, another word could apply: extinction.Though the Earth’s seas have risen and fallen many times over the planet’s lifetime, the man-made changes occurring now and the larger ones anticipated in the near future are different, says Steven Handel, a visiting professor in landscape architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. An ocean of concern Ups and downs of sea level The reason, he says, is because humans have built roads and houses and other hard, immutable structures along the coasts. And what people may view as scenic coastal roadways, the natural communities of plants and animals may experience as terminal barriers, blocking their migratory response to rising seas.“Can these [natural] zones migrate when behind these zones is us — our sidewalks, roads, homes, factories, power stations, and yuppies jogging?” Handel said. “There’s no open land here, no open soil for these higher [ecosystem] zones to move to. This is civilization. We call this problem the coastal squeeze.”But Handel, a plant ecologist who is visiting Harvard from Rutgers University, where he is distinguished professor of ecology and evolution, said all doesn’t have to be lost. Incorporating understanding of plant characteristics with smart design can produce alternatives that preserve natural communities and human use of a landscape endangered by sea-level rise that Handel said could — under pessimistic scenarios — top 31 inches by mid-century.About a dozen years ago, Handel became interested in how natural processes could be harnessed to improve degraded, damaged, and abandoned sites dotting city landscapes.He teamed up with landscape architects to transform the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island and an all-but-abandoned former commercial port area near the Brooklyn Bridge. Both areas have been restored to their natural state and are habitats where native plants attract birds and other wildlife. And humans by the thousands also come to enjoy the park-like settings.Other projects Handel has been involved in include a site in Beijing that was restored in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics, and California’s Orange County Great Park, fashioned from a decommissioned Marine Corps air station.Handel spoke Tuesday evening at Harvard’s Geological Lecture Hall at an event sponsored by the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) and co-sponsored by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. The talk was introduced by Jane Pickering, executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, of which the HMNH is part, and by the association’s executive director, Andrew Gottlieb.Handel used several projects as examples of how smart design can transform landscapes. Some buttress existing sites against coming changes even as they incorporate natural features, by encouraging sand dunes on previously flat beaches, and planting native, salt-tolerant trees and grasses. Other plans concede that the sea is likely to reclaim certain areas, such as barrier islands and some coastal homes, and recommend moving residents inland and converting the endangered sites to day and recreational uses.The approach Handel described begins with accepting that the seas will rise. It takes projections for how sea levels will change familiar landscapes and moves forward from there, looking for opportunities such as inland water bodies and waterways that may soon be brackish, making them potential sites for future salt marshes. Newly engineered marshes can replace those drowned by the rising tide, buffer storms, and provide breeding grounds for fish and birds. Other opportunities lie in brownfields and abandoned sites that could be rehabilitated into places where communities meet the sea and around which fresh development can grow.Homeowners living near the coast can help as well, Handel said, by substituting traditional landscape plantings and mown lawns with natural coastal plantings, like beach plum and other species selected both for their beauty and because they’re native.“We want to tell people, ‘You’re 10 blocks from the bay, you’re part of the bay ecosystem,’” Handel said.Unfortunately, everything can’t be saved. Though in the past it’s been possible to rebuild coastal homes wrecked by storms, rising seas and stronger storms will make those projects less practical, forcing some homeowners to move. Even natural communities not bounded by human development may not be able to disperse seeds and adapt inland as fast as the seas come up.On Cape Cod, Handel pointed out that early maps show the land around its tip, near Provincetown, shifting even without the powerful forces unleashed by climate change, so that’s one place where more change can be expected. In addition, the Cape’s characteristic sand dunes will become even more vulnerable to erosion from the powerful surf.How those and other changes will unfurl is uncertain, but the fact that change is coming isn’t, he said.“The past is not prologue,” Handel said. “What we know from our youth and from today will not remain. That’s the one thing that we know for sure.” Melting ice, changing world Harvard program with Brazilian college gauges threats to cities from rising seas Mitrovica speaks on scenarios connected to gravitational effect Related Symposium spotlights the oceans and the unfolding effects of their warming
Wicked Are your hearts leaping in a giddy whirl yet? Following a soulful take on “Defying Gravity” with Aaron Tveit, Rachel Tucker has again gone #OutofOz for a Wicked studio session. This time, Tucker, who currently plays Elphaba at the Gershwin Theatre, paired with her co-star Kara Lindsay to perform a new, folksy rendition of “I’m Not That Girl.” Check it out below, and be on the lookout for more #OutofOz videos from your favorite gravity defiers and hair tossers in the future (which, if you haven’t heard, is unlimited). View Comments Related Shows from $95.00