Grants offered for homeless, prisoners and travellers

first_img Howard Lake | 13 July 2009 | News 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.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In 2009, the Trust is only inviting applications from organisations with annual income below €500,000.The Trust has one deadline for these programmes in 2009 — Friday, 11th September, 2009. Successful grantees will receive their grants in October. The Trust office will be closed from mid June to mid August 2009.www.ssgt.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The St Stephen’s Green Trust in Dublin is now inviting applications for organisations working with people who are homeless, with prisoners / ex-prisoners and Travellers.Grants levels are generally from €1,000 to €12,000. In 2008 the average grant was €5,200. The Trust accepts applications from voluntary or community organisations, with a CHY or XR (NI) number.The Trust will consider project or core costs. The Trust generally makes one-off annual grants, although 2 year applications may be successful in particular circumstances. Advertisement Grants offered for homeless, prisoners and travellers Tagged with: Funding Irelandlast_img read more

County Reports 56 Additional Deaths on Tuesday

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Subscribe Community News County Reports 56 Additional Deaths on Tuesday 1,225 new cases confirmed by health officials CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 2:00 pm Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment The County reported 56 new deaths and confirmed 1,225 new cases of the Coronavirus.To date, Public Health has identified 65,822 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,707 deaths.“Many families across our communities are experiencing the sorrow of losing someone they love to COVID-19. We are so sorry for your loss, and we think of you and pray for you every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health. “It is important for us to remember that 83 percent of people testing positive for COVID-19 are under the age of 66. People who are positive can spread the virus fairly easily to others, even if they don’t have any symptoms. Take care of each other by always wearing your face covering and keeping your distance when around others not in your household.”In total, 93 percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 2,512 people (99 percent of the cases reported by Public Health) 41 percent of deaths occurred among Latino/Latinx residents, 28 percent among White residents, 18 percent among Asian residents, 12 percent among African American residents, 1 percent among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and residents identifying with other races.As of today, 6,998 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (11 percent of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. There are 1,453 people who are currently hospitalized, 29 percent of these people are in the ICU and 22 percent are on ventilators. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for over 720,000 individuals and 8 percent of people testing positive.The county released advice to residents. Because more people being around one another can result in more transmission of COVID-19, everyone should always wear a face covering securely over their nose and mouth and keep six feet apart from others not in their household when out and about.Businesses must continue to implement their physical distancing and infection control protocols that protect both employees and customers. If anyone has been in a crowded setting, where people are congregating who are not using face coverings or distancing, or if you had close contact (within 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes) with non-household members who were not wearing face coverings please consider the following: STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Dutch government abandons plan for National Mortgages Institution

first_imgTwo years ago, the NHI was expected to issue at least €25bn in government-backed mortgage bonds within five years.But now the need for an NHI is far less urgent, according to housing minister Stref Blok.In a letter to Parliament, he noted an improvement in the market, driven by a sharp decline in mortgage rates and a narrowing funding gap at banks through alternative means of financing.At the same time, Dutch pension funds have increased their investments in mortgage funds, in 2014, nearly doubling their holdings to €6.7bn.Despite this increase, mortgage funds – which consist largely of indirect investments by pension funds through asset manager funds, or co-operation with other market players – still account for just 1% of all issued residential mortgages in the Netherlands. After the government’s announcement that the NHI would be scrapped, a spokesman for MN, the €110bn asset manager for the large metal schemes PME and PMT, said the Dutch mortgage market had finally “sorted itself out”.He noted that pension funds had been investing increasingly in mortgage funds, with PMT recently an additional €1bn commitment to the Dutch Mortgage Funding Company (DMFCO).Jeroen van Hessen, managing partner at the DMFCO, said: “We are pleased the market can do its job now. The combination of mortgages, state support and banks in the NHI was not a good idea from the start.”PGGM, which had been involved in the establishment of the NHI, said it was pleased with this “workable” instrument.However, it declined to confirm whether it would have invested in NHI-issued bonds.At present, PGGM does not invest in mortgages. Meanwhile, APG, the €424bn asset manager for ABP, said it understood the banks’ conclusion that complying with the European Commission’s conditions would have meant they would lose money by participating in the NHI. The Dutch government has scrapped plans for a National Mortgages Institution (NHI) after the parties involved in the project failed to agree on how best to address the European Commission’s decision that the NHI would be tantamount to state aid.Jan van Rutte, a former banker who was responsible for setting up the institution, said the European Commission’s conditions for preventing unintended state support – or passing financial benefits on to consumers – were “too stringent”.The Dutch government intended the NHI to stabilise financing in the local residential mortgage market.It was to streamline access to the market and increase competition via the issuance of government-backed mortgage bonds.last_img read more

Asbury Park Easter Parade

first_imgEaster Sunday’s blue skies and warm temperatures attracted thousands of people decked in their Easter finery to the Asbury Park boardwalk. A photo essay by Scott LongfieldSunday, April 8, 2012 [nggallery id=38]last_img

We Will Never Forget: Donor to Replace Stolen 9/11 Plaques

first_imgPolice continue to investigate who stole plaques from the county’s 9/11 Memorial. Meanwhile, a donor has stepped forward to replace them.Photo by Allison Perrine News of the theft brought people “out of the woodwork” to voice their concerns, said Tom Fobes, superintendent of park operations in Monmouth County. “It was really something, I can say that. So, it really, to me, shows ushow special it is, some of thethings that we do and howimportant it is to the peoplewe do it for,” he said. “It’s aspecial place and people tooknotice as to what happened.” Four stones with cast bronze plaques sit on the ground along the timeline walkway that lays out the chronological events of that morning. In September, three of the four plaques were stolen in the night, ripped away from the stones that held them. The theft stung a community which has vowed to never forget the 9/11 victims and heroes. “We are a 100-year-old firm and have done charitable contributions for many years,” said Baum of the three-generation family business based in Freehold. When an employee who lives in the Atlantic Highlands area informed him about the vandalism, he said he wanted to replace the plaques. At 266 feet, the overlook is the highest point on the Atlantic seaboard, excluding islands, from Maine to the Yucatan. But now a donor has stepped forward to make things right again. Richard Baum of the W&E Baum Bronze Tablet Corp. said he will donate three new plaques replicating the ones that were taken. He could not say what it might cost, but he expects the plaques to be finished in six weeks. center_img Every Sept. 11 since the attacks in 2001 the county has held a memorial ser vice at Mount Mitchill. “We put a lot of time and effort into this event, we’re very proud of this event,” said Fobes. The new ones will bereplicas of the stolen onesand will be made from castbronze like the originals.Baum said the company isdevising special measuresto prevent future vandalismlike creating special gluesthat would make the plaquesharder to remove. The oldplaques were attached to thestones with an adhesive andhardware. The stones are just one par t of the special memorial, located at 460 Ocean Blvd. The stones and the timeline walkway lead to a large eagle sculpture that sits on dark marble etched with the names, ages and hometowns of the Monmouth County residents who died Sept. 11. The eagle sculpture holds a beam from one of the fallen towers. A scenic view of the New York City skyline draws contemplation. There is a quiet, solemn air at the site. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Shortly after the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial at Mount Mitchill in Atlantic Highlands was vandalized. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.last_img read more

Madiba magic for Bafana Bafana

first_img4 June 2010 Nelson Mandela met Bafana Bafana’s World Cup team at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Johannesburg on Thursday to wish the team well for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. Mandela Day “We hope that all South Africans will wear their football shirts tomorrow for the last official Football Friday,” said International Marketing Council of South Africa marketing manager Sophie Masipa. This is in honour of the 67 years that Mandela sacrificed to make South Africa and the world a better place. ‘No one like you’ Introducing 1.98 metre-tall defender Matthew Booth to chants of Boooooth, Mokoena told Mandela, who stands an impressive 1.94 meters himself: “This is the tallest man in the building”. Captain Aaron Mokoena introduced Mandela to all the team members, including coach Carlos Alberto Parreira and the technical and management teams. Mandela will be 92 years old on 18 July. His birthday has been endorsed by the United Nations as International Nelson Mandela Day. On the day, people throughout the world are encouraged to give at 67 minutes of their time to do good work. The Nelson Mandela Foundation supports South Africa’s Football Fridays and Fly the Flag campaigns, which are aimed at building national unity and generating excitement ahead of the Football World. “Nelson Mandela, there is no one like you,” sang the audience as he entered the room. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Wearing a Bafana Bafana jersey carrying the captain’s number “4”, Mandela arrived to cheers and song from the team, members of his family and his staff.last_img read more

Woodland workshop May 24

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What can you do with your woodlands?On May 24, the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, part of Ohio State University Extension, will offer a workshop focusing on that exact question.“The woodland you own may be something you purchased or something you got with the farm,” said Kathy Smith, coordinator of the program and one of the workshop’s instructors. “But now that it’s yours, what should you do with it? It’s a question we get a lot.”The workshop is from 6 to 9 p.m. in OSU Extension’s Butler County office, 1802 Princeton Road, in Hamilton in southwest Ohio.The event’s agenda will have two parts: “Where to Start: Woodland Management 101” and “Introduction to Wildlife Management.”Introductory class“It’s really an introductory class for woodland owners,” Smith said. “We’ll walk through setting management goals, what needs to be inventoried and then how you match what you have with what you want to accomplish on the property.”She said management tools such as different cutting practices, invasive species control and tree planting will be covered, too.Marne Titchenell, a wildlife specialist with OSU Extension and the workshop’s other instructor, will detail the kinds of wildlife a woodland can support, their habitat needs and how to manage the land for them. Among those kinds of wildlife: birds, mammals, pollinators and amphibians.Registration for the workshop is $15 and is needed by May 18. A mailable registration form can be downloaded at go.osu.edu/May2016ButlerWoods. Participants also can register online at go.osu.edu/May2016ButlerWoodsReg.For more information, call 614-688-3421.last_img read more

Student scientists invited to apply for scholarship to National Biodiesel Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Biodiesel Board is offering scholarships for students interested in attending the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 22 to 25 in Fort Worth, Texas. The application process for no cost registration, travel scholarships, biodiesel poster presentations and even a shot at the podium is open for members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel.The program is intended to foster professional relationships between budding and established scientists, share accurate information and increase collaboration with academia and the biodiesel industry.Student opportunities include a poster session on biodiesel-related research or activities, a student-led breakout session to present their research, a preconference biodiesel educational overview and a mentoring session with prominent biodiesel scientists.Last year, about 30 students attended the event from schools including Missouri University of Science and Technology, Clemson University, University of Iowa, and New Castle University in the United Kingdom.Many of the students, who came from a wide range of disciplines, noted the impact the event made on them.“Having individual scientists take time to talk to me about my research was so rewarding,” said Christopher Carrie, a student at Rowan University in New York who attended in 2017. “It was a humbling experience to listen to the impact each scientist had on the biodiesel industry and to hear their closing words of wisdom. My passion for renewable energy has started; it is time to get to work.”The National Biodiesel Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture Biodiesel Education Program, United Soybean Board and the National Biodiesel Foundation sponsor the scholarships, which amount to a $1,200 conference registration and a $600 travel reimbursement. Apply by Nov. 19 at biodiesel.org/ngsb/.last_img read more

Tutorial: Mastering Shadows in After Effects

first_imgIn this tutorial we look beyond the drop shadow and show you how to create dynamic shadow effects in your AE projects.Many After Effects users just default to using the standard drop shadow. While this is useful to add depth to your text and design elements, there’s actually several other easy options for applying shadows in AE.In the After Effects video tutorial below, we’ll explore 5 different ways to apply shadows in AE and a few different configurations for each. See examples of each AE shadow further below!Know a cool shadow technique that didn’t make the list?Share your thoughts/suggestions in the comments below!5 Types of Shadows in After EffectsDrop ShadowExperiment with feather and adding blur to the drop shadow.3D ShadowFeather the fall off of a 3D shadow to mimic a realistic light effect.Light ShadowCreate an artificial light in After Effects and use it to cast a shadow across text in simulated 3D space.Shape ShadowQuickly create a simple shadow using AE shape layers.Blur ShadowAn easy blur + shadow effect. Experiment with the intensity of the blur for cool looks.last_img read more