16 total views, 1 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 Howard Lake | 3 April 2006 | News Awards for All maximum grant increases to £10,000 Awards for All England is the small grants programme run by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of Lottery good cause funders – the Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England. More than 78,000 awards have been made since the scheme began to a variety of projects including sport, heritage, education, environment, health and others that benefit the local community. Awards for All grants can be applied for by a range of not for profit organisations, including parish or town councils, schools and health bodies. Most applicants will be advised within eight weeks if they have been successful. 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 ceiling for funding awards for local communities in England from the Lottery’s Awards for All small grants scheme has been doubled to £10,000, and a new lower threshold level of £300 is also being introduced.Awards for All is now accepting applications for small scale projects in England that promote arts and education, encourage healthier living, develop local sports, support heritage initiatives or boost community activities. A total of £60 million will be distributed by Awards for All to community projects during 2006-07.The new lower £300 entry point for applications follows successful pilots of these micro grants, recognising the value that smaller grants can bring to grass roots community groups and voluntary organisations. Advertisement
Media Rules!: Mastering Today’s Technology to Connect with and Keep Your Audience Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Howard Lake | 30 June 2008 | News 19 total views, 1 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.
Don ThompsonWhile companies like Chipotle, Panera, and Whole Foods like to anger American farmers with attack ads and misinformation, McDonald’s says it welcomes the viewpoint of its farmer suppliers. Don Thompson, President and CEO of McDonald’s, recently told the Purdue Ag Alumni that “without farmers there would be no McDonald’s.” In a meeting with reporters after the event, Thompson says farmers have a seat at the table when his company is discussing issues like animal welfare and biotechnology, “First and formost we have to bring in the customers’ viewpoint because that drives what we do, but then we bring in the producers themselves, the processors, and certain organizations who have views on how certain things should be done.” He said once everyone sits down together issues and challenges can usually be identified. He said this process is happening more and more as consumers are demanding transparency and sustainability in their food supply. Home News Feed Farmers Have A Seat At The Table at McDonald’s The Purdue alum and trustee says he values the science-based information that land grant universities like Purdue provide, “Our teams have been engaged with Purdue even more so of late relative to some of the issues like animal health and welfare and the overall life sciences aspect.” He noted that Indiana pork producer John Harden has been instrumental in helping McDonald’s understand the viewpoints of producers and the problems that may result from changes in production requirements. Farmers Have A Seat At The Table at McDonald’s Previous articleRecent Lab Breakthrough Related to PEDVNext articleTransparency: Is Seeing Believing? Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Feb 9, 2014 He cited, as an example, how McDonald’s handled the issue of gestation stalls, “Once we get everyone together, the critical issue is to decide what issues we should move forward on. The next part is to determine what are the implications of moving forward on those issues.” He said this is where the input of farmers is so important, “It is one thing to say we will change, but it is another when you start to look at the cost associated with the change.” He added farmers must be given adequate time to adjust their operations and practices to any new standards. But Thompson also admitted that not all producers may be able or willing to make the changes that McDonald’s requires in the future. SHARE Facebook Twitter Farmers Have A Seat At The Table at McDonald’s SHARE Facebook Twitter
Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Guarin, accompanied by his wife and two children, was on his way home from work about 10 p.m. when two men on a motorcycle opened fire on his car. Hit by the first bullet, he managed to get out of the car and tried to escape.His attackers fired several more shots, hitting him five times in the body and once in the head. Doctors pronounced him dead on arrival at hospital. His wife, who was slightly wounded, said her husband had received death threats for several days. According to one report, corroborated by his newspaper’s management, the journalist received an anonymous message during his radio programme warning him he would be killed on the way out. The newspaper Manila Bulletin reported that President Benigno Aquino had order the formation of an inquiry team of lawyers and private detectives, which would be empowered to track down those who carry out crimes against journalists. The Philippines is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists. In 2011, two journalists were killed because of their work and five other media workers died for reasons that are still unexplained.The metropolitan areas of Manilla, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro on the islands of Luzon and Mindanao are among the world’s most dangerous places for journalists. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago to go further Organisation RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Philippines PhilippinesAsia – Pacific “We are deeply shocked by the death of Christopher Guarin and express our condolences to his family and friends,” the press freedom organization said.“This latest case once again highlights the climate of insecurity that surrounds the work of media workers in the Philippines.“We welcome the formation of a team of independent investigators and lawyers from the private sector, but await further steps to protect media organizations and combat impunity.“Special units have been set up in the past, such as Task Force 2011, without great results. The government’s credibility is on the line with this new body. The transparency of its investigations must be guaranteed, like that of any inquiry carried out by public officials.” News News February 16, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the murder of Christopher Guarin, publisher of the newspaper Tatak News Nationwide and a presenter for the radio station dxMD, shot dead in an ambush yesterday in the southern city of General Santos. Receive email alerts News January 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gunned down, first killed in Asia this year June 1, 2021 Find out more
March 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two AFP journalists arrested French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) confirmed the arrest on 19 March of two of its journalists, Briton Dave Clark and Roberto Schmidt, who has German and Colombian dual nationality, as well as US photographer Joe Readle of Getty Images, a few dozen kilometres from Ajdabiya. AFP has had no word of them since 18 March. Organisation RSF_en News Help by sharing this information
to go further January 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No let-up in violence against journalists as radio host is wounded in shooting News News News Receive email alerts PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information “Nothing seems able to stop the violence against journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said today after learning that radio commentator Eugene Paet was wounded in a shooting attack yesterday in a the northern province of Ilocos Sur.“After a nightmare 2009 culminating in the massacre of 30 journalists by a militia on Mindanao Island, one might have hoped that journalists would stop being the target of killings,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But this attempt to murder a radio presenter marks a deplorable start to 2010 that bodes ill for the rest of the year.”The press freedom organisation added: “The authorities must, as a matter of urgency, make 2010 the year of an offensive against impunity, and must act with courage and energy against those who bring disgrace on the Philippines by instigating his kind of violence.”The motive for the attempt to kill Paet is not yet clear but his family said it could be linked to criticism he has expressed on the air. Paet was shot twice very near Bantay police station as he was driving home after work. His assailants were two unidentified men on a motorcycle using a .45 revolver. He was rushed to a Vigan hospital where he was said to be in a stable condition.Paet hosts talk-shows on a local radio station, DWRS Commando Radio, in which he has often been very critical of corruption, the violence that plagues the Philippines and the culture of impunity. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said DWRS is owned by a local congressman, Ronald Singson.Last July, a grenade was thrown into the home of Steve Barriero, a columnist with the Ilocos Times, a regional weekly, after he criticised a local politician.Reporters Without Borders also urges the authorities to provide information about the murder of another radio presenter, Ismael Pasigma, on 24 December. According to the NUJP, he was gunned down while on his way to work in Labason, in Zamboanga del Norte province.Finally, the press freedom organisation welcomes the fact that the trial of Andal Ampatuan Jr. has begun. Ampatuan is the leading suspect in the massacre of 30 journalists on Mindanao Island on 23 November. RSF_en June 1, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Organisation News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa May 3, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines February 16, 2021 Find out more
edelmar/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(JACKSON, Miss.) — As power and water outages rock the South, among the hard-hit cities is Jackson, Mississippi, where most residents face little to no water pressure.“We do not have a definitive timeline as to when the water will be restored within the tanks,” Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said at a news conference Thursday. “We are continuing to pump into the tanks and we are continuing to try to recover.”“This becomes increasingly challenging” due to the pandemic, Lumumba said, because so many residents are at home instead of school, which means people are trying to use water at a higher rate than usual.“Hopefully by this weekend you will start seeing some pressure build back up and water will slowly be restored,” Williams said Thursday, adding that it’s difficult to give a timeline because the weather impacts are “unpredictable.”“We continue to ask for your patience,” Williams said. “We’re working around the clock.”A boil water notice was issued Thursday.Jackson officials are offering water distribution at several sites Friday.Besides the water emergency, between 18,000 to 19,000 customers in Jackson were without power Thursday, largely due to limbs falling on power lines as a result of freezing rain, the mayor said.Lumumba warned that roads are still topped with ice and urged caution while driving to get basic necessities.“This is the time … to help one another, especially our must vulnerable constituents,” City Council President Aaron Banks said.After a week of historic and disastrous snow, ice and cold in the South, the freezing temperatures will soon lift. A hard freeze warning is in effect in Mississippi Friday morning but temperatures are expected to rise this weekend.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Email Address* 3. Mountbatten Equities sold 10 residential units at its Gramercy Park condominium, Rutherford Place, at 305 Second Avenue for $18.6 million. The buyer was a limited liability company, 305 Second Avenue Mezz Lender, property records show. Alexander Zabik of private equity firm Pennybacker Capital signed the deed for the buyer.4. The Lycée Français de New York purchased a 17,700-square-foot, mixed-use building at 1414 York Avenue on the Upper East Side for $18.1 million. The building has 16 residential units across seven floors. The seller was Liberty Enterprises, through limited liability company 1414 York Realty.5. James Gaston sold 30,000 square feet of mixed-use property at 1301–1309 Third Avenue for $32.5 million, according to a person familiar with the deal. The buyer was EJS Group. The brokers were JLL’s Bob Knakal and Guthrie Garvin.The site has 75,000 square feet of development potential, which increases to 90,000 with an inclusionary housing bonus.6. Tankhouse bought a 9,900-square-foot lot with 39,500 buildable square feet at 134 Vanderbilt Avenue in Fort Greene for $10 million. Sebastian Mendez signed for the buyer. The seller was Cumberland Farms.Contact Orion Jones Jeff Sutton of Wharton Properties with 103 North Fourth Street. (Google Maps)The middle range of New York’s real estate investment market was active last week, with Jeff Sutton dealing in Williamsburg, a bulk condo buy at a fashionable Gramercy residence and an acquisition by design-development firm Tankhouse in Fort Greene.Six mid-level investment sales totaled $146.9 million, a jump from the previous week’s $81.2 million.Other transactions recorded last week involved a storage REIT in Queens and two mixed-use deals on the Upper East Side. Here are more specifics for the week ending March 12.1. Storage REIT Life Storage purchased a 70,000-square-foot building of self-storage units at 134-31 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica for $36.4 million. The seller was SNL Storage.2. Jeff Sutton’s Wharton Properties sold a stake in a 6,200-square-foot commercial property at 103 North Fourth Street in Williamsburg for $31.3 million. The buyers were Korean real estate investors who formed a partnership with Sutton on the property, a person familiar with the transaction said. The limited liability company 166 Berry Owner, affiliated with Wharton Properties, received a $20.1 million loan from South Korea-based Kookmin Bank. Sutton purchased the property in 2019 for $20 million.In response to the pandemic, some Korean property investors have been setting up U.S. operations recently to facilitate due diligence, deal sourcing and property management, the Korea Herald reported last month.Read moreMarch 5: Delshah Capital buys Midtown commercial condo at former TGI Friday’sFeb. 26: Benchmark picks up UES building; SNL snares Bronx warehouseCharter school developer buys Brooklyn site out of bankruptcy Tags Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Full Name* Asiaforeign buyersInvestment Salesjeff sutton
Observational and modeling studies suggest that Earth’s tropical belt has widened over the late 20th century and will continue to widen throughout the 21st century. Yet, estimates of tropical-width variations differ significantly across studies. This uncertainty, to an unknown degree, is partly due to the large variety of methods used in studies of the tropical width. Here, methods for eight commonly used metrics of the tropical width are implemented in the Tropical-width Diagnostics (TropD) code package in the MATLAB programming language. To consolidate the various methods, the operations used in each of the implemented methods are reduced to two basic calculations: finding the latitude of a zero crossing and finding the latitude of a maximum. A detailed description of the methods implemented in the code and of the code syntax is provided, followed by a method sensitivity analysis for each of the metrics. The analysis provides information on how to reduce the methodological component of the uncertainty associated with fundamental aspects of the calculations, such as monthly vs. seasonal averaging biases, grid dependence, sensitivity to noise, and sensitivity to threshold criteria.
Indianapolis Possible Choice for Amazon Second HeadquartersSEPTEMBER 8TH, 2017 TYRONE MORRIS INDIANA Several cities are vying for a chance to be the new home for Amazon. Indianapolis has already started its efforts to attract the retail giant.The company has a long list of requirements, including a highly educated workforce, quality of life, and a strong university system.It also has to be closed to an international airport. The Indianapolis International Airport fits the bill with direct flights to places like Seattle, New York and DC.Experts are pointing to the low cost of living and doing business in the Hoosier state. “We have certainly built up our tech workforce, IT and related technologies and we can grow there. Between IUPUI with 35k students in downtown, IU Bloomington Flagship, Purdue, Ball State and others. We have a good university infrastructure to support a company like this,” says IU Kelley School of Business employee Mohan Tatikonda.Filing those 50,000 jobs could be a challenge.Amazon is looking for a metro area with more than 1 million people.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail