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first_img Howard Lake | 21 October 2007 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Ireland  23 total views,  2 views today 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. The newly formed group Fundraising Ireland is holding its second networking session on 6th November. ‘Onwards and Upwards: Trends and Challenges for Fundraising’ will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge from 4.00pm – 7.00pm.Fundraising Ireland was set up to provide and maximise networking opportunities amongst fundraisers, to enable people to hear about the latest trends in fundraising and to assist people to learn about how other fundraisers are addressing their challenges. The agenda for the seminar includes talks by Tina Roche, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Ireland and Daryl Upsall, Chief Executive, Daryl Upsall Consulting International. They will talk about the growth of philanthropy in Ireland and trends in fundraising worldwide. Advertisementcenter_img The cost of the session will be ‚€20 and you can register from the Fundraising Ireland website. Fundraising Ireland to hold philanthropy seminar AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgLast weekend, a series of incredible performances were held at the annual Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA, including sets from Phish, Ween, My Morning Jacket, Umphrey’s McGee and so many more. One of the biggest excitements of the weekend was a performance from Circles Around The Sun, the group that composed the set break music for Fare Thee Well last summer.Though Circles Around The Sun was meant to be a side demonstration to accompany the set breaks and the documentary of the 50th anniversary celebration, the project took on a life of its own. The band eventually put out an official album release of their music, but fans still pined for more. Leave it to Peter Shapiro to convince the band to make their first-ever live performance.Yesterday we shared some video clips from this exciting debut, but a new full audio recording has since surfaced. Listen to taper Matt Moricle’s coverage of the Circles Around The Sun’s debut showing at The Woods stage, streaming below:last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 73-year-old man was arrested for beating his 82-year-old roommate to death at an adult home in Lake Ronkonkoma over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Lake Shore Adult Home staffers found Francis McCaffrey unresponsive in his room at the facility on Lake Shore Drive at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, police said. Investigators determined that Roger Diamond repeatedly struck the victim, causing his death, police said.Diamond fled the scene by jumping 15 feet out of a second-floor window, police said. He was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of his injuries and charged with second-degree murder. He will be arraigned at a later date.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-852-6392.last_img read more

first_img“We were not part of the coordination.”Jordan and Egypt are the only Arab countries to hold official relations with Israel, but Gulf Arab nations like the UAE have been warming to the Jewish state recently amid shared concerns over Iran.While a May 19 Etihad flight carrying Palestinian aid from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv was unmarked, Tuesday was the first time an Etihad aircraft landed in Israel bearing its logo, a source with knowledge of the flight told AFP.The UAE’s aid flights come as Israel prepares to move forward with annexing West Bank settlements and the Jordan Valley. Topics : The Palestinian Authority refused Wednesday a planeload of medical supplies from the United Arab Emirates to help fight coronavirus since it was coordinated with Israel rather than with them.The Etihad Airways flight, which landed in Israel on Tuesday, was the second airborne delivery of humanitarian cargo by the UAE that the Palestinians say they have turned down in a month.”We refuse to receive it because it was coordinated directly between Israel and them [the UAE],” Palestinian civil affairs minister Hussein al-Sheikh told AFP.center_img A peace plan announced by US President Donald Trump in January gave the green light for such annexations.Analysts say Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes Arab states normalizing ties with Israel will push the Palestinians to reach a peace deal.But “there should be no normalization before the end of the Israeli occupation,” Al-Sheikh told AFP.last_img read more

first_imgGoldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive David Solomon opened the concert with an hour-long DJ set, performing under the moniker DJ D-Sol.Bank spokesman Jake Siewart said Solomon “performed early and left before the show ended.””The vast majority of the audience appeared to follow the rules, but he’s troubled that some violated them and put themselves and others at risk,” Siewart said in an emailed statement.New York was the early epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak and has recorded more COVID-19 deaths than any other US state.Cuomo, a Democrat, announced limited and phased reopenings around the state starting mid-May. Restrictions remain on large gatherings.Profits from the event will go to several local charities, according to organizers.  The event billed as “Safe & Sound”, was attended by concert-goers in about 600 cars, some of whom paid up to $25,000 for parking spaces.Some videos posted to social media appear to show people gathered in close proximity around the stage. Attendees were instructed to stay in their allotted space and leave only to use restrooms.The organizers, who are with the groups In The Know Experiences and Invisible Noise, said the videos were misleading and do not accurately depict the entire event.They said in a statement that they worked with state and local health officials to implement the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines, that all attendees were screened for fevers before entering, and that they “made best efforts” to follow New York’s social distancing rules. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that health authorities are investigating a weekend charity concert featuring performances by the Chainsmokers and the head of Goldman Sachs, for “gross” violations of public health rules aimed at fighting the spread of the coronavirus.”[The] concert that happened in the town of Southampton was just a gross violation of not only the public health rules, it was a gross violation of common sense,” Cuomo said at his daily briefing, calling it “disrespectful to fellow New Yorkers.”New York’s Department of Health will investigate local officials’ oversight of the event, which took place on Saturday in the affluent beach community on the east end of Long Island, and how security workers and event organizers enforced rules during the “drive-in” concert.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe market value of the GPFG grew only slightly in relative terms during the year. NBIM said the strength of the Norwegian currency had been a key factor, with the krone’s rise knocking NOK306bn off the fund’s value during the year.Equities produced an 8.7% return for the GPFG and fixed income generated 4.3% in 2016.NBIM managed to beat the return on its benchmark index by 15 basis points, NBIM said.Øystein Olsen, chairman of the executive board of Norges Bank – Norway’s central bank and NBIM’s parent – said the board was satisfied that the return produced for the fund had been good last year, as well as over a longer period.“The board is also satisfied that management costs have been kept at low levels despite the gradual expansion of investments into new markets,” he said.Management costs amounted to 0.05% of the fund’s capital in 2016, he said.This is 0.01 of a percentage point behind the average cost level over the last five years, according to NBIM’s figures.Net withdrawals by the Norwegian government from the fund totalled NOK101bn during the year, following the first withdrawal ever from the fund in January 2016, when the state took out NOK25bn.The first deposit to the sovereign wealth fund, which exists to manage Norway’s petroleum wealth, was made back in May 1996.Slyngstad told a news conference in Oslo that while investments in emerging markets had remained relatively stable over the last five years at around 10%, and were expected to remain so, a “major shift” had happened into US investments and out of European assets.“What has happened in our portfolio in the fund over the last few years is that we have gradually got a larger proportion of investments in the US,” he said, adding that US investments were now at a record high level for the fund.The fund’s North American assets grew to account for 42.3% of the fund’s total portfolio at the end of December from 40% at the end of 2015, while European assets reduced to 36% from 38.1%. Norway’s NOK7.5trn (€846bn) former oil fund made a 6.9% return last year, led by equities bouncing back from January losses.However, the Government Pension Fund Global’s (GPFG) real estate allocation contributed less than 1% to the overall result, compared to a 10% gain in 2015.Yngve Slyngstad, chief executive of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which oversees the fund, said: “All of the fund’s asset classes generated positive returns, but it was the strong equity return in the second half of the year that drove the fund’s results.”In 2015, the fund made a 2.7% return on investments after management costs.last_img read more

first_img “We will get better and if we apply ourselves in our normal fashion I see our 20th league title as nothing but the start of another decade of success. Whether I will be here to oversee another decade of success remains to be seen, but I certainly don’t have any plans at the moment to walk away from what I believe will be something special and worth being around to see. “It’s always difficult in football to be absolutely sure of the future because the game has a habit of tripping you up. But I don’t live in a fantasy world and believe we have every reason to feel confident about the future of Manchester United.” Meanwhile, Robin van Persie intends to snub Manchester United’s number nine shirt and stick with 20 – to save fans having to shell out on another kit. When Van Persie arrived from Arsenal, the number nine shirt was still worn by Dimitar Berbatov, who did not leave for Fulham until the end of August. Instead, the Dutchman inherited the 20 shirt worn by Brazilian defender Fabio prior to his loan move to QPR. Ferguson has offered Van Persie the chance to switch numbers next season. However, the favourite to claim the Premier League Golden Boot prize for the second straight campaign intends to stick with what he has. “I think I’ll keep it,” Van Persie told United Review. “I have the option to take number nine but I don’t think I will do that. I’ll stick with what is right and what feels good. Also, I don’t want to be harsh on the fans who have got number 20 on their kit. I don’t want them to have to buy a new shirt. “It’s been a good number for me and now I can at least celebrate the 20th trophy for another year. I’ll stick with it.” Sir Alex Ferguson insists he is going nowhere – on the day stories have emerged about his physical condition. Press Associationcenter_img Manchester United have confirmed their manager is booked in for hip surgery when he returns from the club’s pre-season tour at the end of July. Although United have not revealed the exact nature of the problem, the timings seem odd as, presumably, Ferguson could have the operation now, when it would not impact on the season. That has led to suggestions it might be a cover story for Ferguson’s retirement. However, in his programme notes ahead of the encounter with Chelsea, Ferguson underlined his desire to carry on. “This team of champions is not going away – we are here for the long ride,” Ferguson told United Review. last_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds is giving few hints about her views on legalized sports betting.Monday night, the Iowa House gave final legislative approval to a bill that would let the state’s casinos take bets on professional and college sports — either at the casinos or elsewhere via a smart-phone app.“What we’re going to do (is) we’re going to do the same process that we do for any legislation that passes,” Reynolds told reporters Tuesday. “My policy team and I will sit down and we’ll review the legislation at hand and then we’ll make a decision.”The formal copy of the bill has not reached the governor’s office yet. If she receives it while the legislature is in session, she’ll have three days to sign or veto it. After the legislature adjourns, which could be within a few days, the governor will have much longer — 30 days to decide the fate of bills.last_img read more

first_imgLong thought a tree-killing bane, parasitic mistletoe appears to do much more good than harm to a forest ecology.David Watson, a researcher at Charles Sturt University in Albury, New South Wales, has been studying mistletoe for years, according to Stephanie Pain at New Scientist, who wrote “Marvellous mistletoe: Giving forests the kiss of life.” Here’s what Watson has concluded from his research:“Mistletoes are the key to a rich and healthy forest. They are the engine that drives diversity from the forest floor to the canopy.“Mistletoe gets its water from the host tree, but is able to manufacture its own carbohydrates through photosynthesis. For this reason, mistletoe is called “hemiparasitic.”  Watson found that mistletoe rarely kills a tree.  More interesting, though, are the benefits mistletoe brings to the forest:Always assured of water, evergreen mistletoes are a reliable year-round source of food for many forest dwellers, providing nutrient-packed leaves, sugary nectar and juicy, fat-rich berries. The dense clumps offer hideaways and cool places to roost, while the tangle of sturdy stems offers secret nooks for small birds to nest in and a solid platform for larger ones to build on.Watson proved these benefits by removing all the mistletoe from a patch of eucalyptus forest in Australia.  The reduction in diversity was dramatic, not only among birds and tree-climbing animals, but even in the forest floor.  That’s because the fleshy leaves provide a nutritious food source when they drop to the ground.  “Those leaves are packed with goodies,” Watson remarked (though many are poisonous to humans).  Soils without the mistletoe are impoverished in good bacteria, insects and invertebrates.  Trees without it reduce good spots for nesting and hiding.Mistletoe is not a single species but a category: “What links these plants is not shared ancestry, for mistletoes have evolved at least five times in different groups of plants, but their lifestyle.”  There are some 1300 species.  They live on every continent except Antarctica.  Some ecologists consider mistletoe a “keystone species, an organism that has a disproportionately pervasive influence over its community” (Wikipedia).Stephanie Pain listed animals that use mistletoe, including porcupines and squirrels that hibernate in the clumps.  Birds of all sizes, including hummingbirds and hawks benefit from the nutritious leaves and berries.  Even gorillas and rhinos browse on mistletoe.The seeds of some species are spread by birds (see Mistletoes in Australia).  They can survive the bird’s digestive tract, and then stick to twigs with an adhesive coating around the seed.  Other species, particularly in the genus Arceuthobium, can launch their seeds like rockets from branch to branch.  The fruit pods build up hydrostatic pressure as they mature until the pods rupture, sending the sticky seeds on a ballistic path at 55 mph, landing up to 50 feet away (source: waynesword.palomar.edu; see also American Journal of Botany).If an athlete get’s athlete’s foot, what does an astronaut get?*  We hope you enjoyed this ecology story for year end 2012, as a reminder that things in nature are not always what they seem, and more wonderful the closer one looks.  Most people only think of mistletoe at the holidays as an excuse for stealing a kiss.  As this entry shows, there’s much more to the story.  Thank you for reading Creation-Evolution Headlines this year.  Resolve to tell your friends!*Missile toe, if you never heard that joke in elementary school.(Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img“It’s almost impossible to describe how important the Web was for getting the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund off the ground,” said co-founder Karen Dalton-Beninato. Karen and her husband Jeff, who grew up playing music in the Ninth Ward, used Web technologies and social media to reach out to music fans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Now, almost exactly five years later, another crisis is hitting the shore, the Gulfoil spill. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts “If you think this tragedy is over think again. There are still families out there in corners of this country trying to figure out what they are going to do to get their lives back to some normalcy. There are so many musicians who were well known in New Orleans that are totally unknown where they are now. Imagine building your fanbase or your work base in your workplace and suddenly it all disappears.”And now what promises to become the single largest ecological catastrophe in the nation’s history, the Gulf oil spill, is bearing down on the city. The travelers and the money they bring are starting to dry up again. The resource economy, fishing, shrimping and crabbing, that all funnels into the city, is faltering. The need to plug in to this newest of technologies – the Web – to save the oldest – music – is pressing, again. There is some truth to the notion that this technology we cover levels and democratizes. NOMRF is using it to make the process of helping the men and women who provide the soundtrack to your hopes and dreams more egalitarian and more direct. Think trading tracks and files is “peer-to-peer”? Pass the hat at the Green Dragon and buy a guy a trumpet so he can gig and get his kids new shoes. That’s peer-to-peer, brothers and sisters. Can I get an amen? I said…Can I get an amen?Alright, then. Tags:#Non-Profits#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img curt hopkins “With the current state of the economy, we get more used instrument donations than anything else these days, but it’s been an amazing ride. New Orleans is going to have a rough summer with Gulf Coast tourism dropping already after the oil spill. Hopefully people will keep the city and its music in their hearts.”Karen and Jeff started the fund in a Chicago FEMA room when it became clear that many musicians and others wouldn’t be able to return to New Orleans for weeks if not months. Jeff, who grew up playing in the Ninth Ward and was a member of the 80s pop band the dBs, as well as playing with roots and jazz outfits, turned to the Internet. He and Karen put together a Website with an online donation function. Podcasts were a powerful way to reach out to both a distributed public and a fractured musical scene, as was the blog they started. They used social media and more old school Web tools to beat the bushes and pass the hat. Straight out donations, walkathons, downloads and t-shirt sales. Money came in to help get people home, to help them repair storm damage and to pay rent and, above all, to give them back their means of making a living: get them back their bones. In addition to money, people donated trumpets and trombones, traps and guitars and even pianos. Joannie Hughes, a New Orleans native who became a volunteer with NOMRF, said after Katrina, the most disconcerting thing was the absence of music. “The one thing that struck me in my heart and soul when I returned was the silence. Having lived here all of my life and grown up in a music household I just was not prepared for the lack of live music that usually poured into the streets. The entire city owes (Jeff and Karen) a great deal of gratitude for bringing back our cherished music.” There’s a feeling that once a certain amount of time passes after a disaster, people should have the decency to be OK. Unfortunately, given the sheer bulk of the mess, both physically and politically, that’s just not been the case with New Orleans, as co-founder Jeff Beninato reminds us. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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