Equator completes Yorkhill Children’s Foundation’s site

first_img Howard Lake | 29 August 2002 | News Equator completes Yorkhill Children’s Foundation’s site  21 total views,  2 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 MoreAddThiscenter_img The Glasgow-based Equator agency has completed its work on the children’s charity’s Web site.It is still possible to acquire a professionally designed Web site for free or at least low cost. The agency donated its Web design services to the foundation. Joan McLeod from the Yorkhill Foundation said: “the Web site will make a significant difference to the way we raise funds and communicate with our supporters.” Advertisement 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.last_img read more

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2016

first_img By Gary Truitt – Dec 3, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter Val DolciniU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that producers who chose coverage from the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, can begin visiting FSA county offices starting Dec. 7, 2015, to sign contracts to enroll in coverage for 2016. The enrollment period will continue until Aug. 1, 2016.“The choice between ARC and PLC is completed and remains in effect through 2018, but producers must still enroll their farm by signing a contract each year to receive coverage,” said Dolcini.Producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA office to schedule an appointment to enroll. If a farm is not enrolled during the 2016 enrollment period, producers on that farm will not be eligible for financial assistance from the ARC or PLC programs should crop prices or farm revenues fall below the historical price or revenue benchmarks established by the program.The two programs were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and offer a safety net to agricultural producers when there is a substantial drop in prices or revenues for covered commodities. Covered commodities include barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium grain rice (which includes short grain and sweet rice), safflower seed, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat. Upland cotton is no longer a covered commodity. For more details regarding these programs, go to www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.For more information, producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA office. To find a local FSA office, visithttps://offices.usda.gov.The ARC and PLC programs were made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill, which builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past six years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for taxpayers. Since enactment, USDA has made significant progress to implement each provision of this critical legislation, including providing disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to rural credit; funding critical research; establishing innovative public-private conservation partnerships; developing new markets for rural-made products; and investing in infrastructure, housing and community facilities to help improve quality of life in rural America. For more information, visitwww.usda.gov/farmbill. Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Expert: EPA’s Decision On RFS Is Statement On Greenhouse Gas EmissionsNext articleLivestock Show Improvements Planned for Indiana State Fair Gary Truitt SHARE USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2016last_img read more

RSF saddened by death of Spanish section’s president

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Everyone at Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply saddened to learn that Malén Aznárez, the president of RSF’s Spanish section, died on 30 july after a long illness. Journalism and media freedom have lost a great voice. RSF offers its condolences to her family and friends.A journalist with a long and varied career in Spain, Malén Aznárez was elected vice-president of RSF Spain’s board of governors in 2008 and had been its president since June 2011. She had been fighting her illness for several months.“We are extremely saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend Malén Aznárez,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Malén had been putting her extraordinary energy and experience at the service of our organization and, above all, at the service of media freedom for nearly ten years and she continued the fight until her last breath.”Born in Santander in 1943 and a graduate of the Official School of Journalism in Madrid in 1972, Malén Aznárez had a long and brilliant journalistic career in Spain. In the 1980s, she became the first woman to head a state-owned media group, Medios de Comunicación del Estado. She went on to be head of news at the national radio broadcaster, Radio Nacional de España, and national news editor at the magazine El Globo, before joining the El País group in 1998.She worked at El País until 2014 as a reporter, as social section editor, as the newspaper’s ombudsman and for the magazine’s science section. She was also a professor at the El País Journalism School.When she joined RSF Spain as vice-president in 2008, the then president, María Dolores Massana, gave her two tasks – drafting the RSF Spain Annual Report, the publication of which has come to be a major event in Spain, and coordinating campaigns in support of imprisoned journalists.After taking over as president in 2011, she developed the section’s activities with the help of a team of volunteers ­– supporting journalists in difficulty, assisting freelancers, lobbying for the independence of the state-owned media, and lobbying for media freedom in Spain and the rest of the world.Her biggest successes include her fight against Spain’s “Gag Law” (restricting the right of Spanish journalists to cover protests and photograph the police) and her fight for the release of three Spanish journalists who were kidnapped in Syria in 2015 and who were finally freed the following year. She also sponsored Dawit Isaak, a Swedish-Eritrean journalist imprisoned in Eritrea since 2001 (see her last article on Dawit Isaak, published in El País on 31 March 2017).Her campaigning will not be in vain. Everyone at RSF will remember the determination, courage and commitment of this great journalist and media freedom advocate, and will share in the sorrow of her friends and family. News Organisation News SpainEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expression Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso Follow the news on Spain SpainEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expression News April 27, 2021 Find out more News to go further July 31, 2017 RSF saddened by death of Spanish section’s president /RSF España Receive email alerts RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive RSF_en Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Laying flowers for the Magdalene

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SheahanRose SloanRose SweetlandSarah BrettSarah CooneySarah CormackSarah CotterStatia HealyWinifred Joyce Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsCommunityLaying flowers for the MagdaleneBy Cian Reinhardt – March 6, 2019 1490 Email Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFrom Ivory Towers to Other Voices headliner: Jack O’RourkeNext articleO’Neill secures Fianna Fáil nomination in Limerick City North Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Agnes McNamaraAgnes WardAlice HarrisonAlice KeoghAlice McNamaraAlice MorrisonAlice SlatteryAnastasia CorbettAngela BlakeAnna B. 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FlahertyMary A. TanseyMary Anne GodfreyMary Anne LynchMary ArmstrongMary BarryMary BarryMary BurkeMary Clayton A member ofthe group holds daffodils to place on the gravesite in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery. Photo: Cian ReinhardtTHE NAMES of 253 women who lived and died behind the walls of the Good Shepherd Convent in Limerick echoed across a snowy Mount St Lawrence cemetery last Sunday.In what was the sixth year of the remembrance ceremony, people gathered to share poems, to lay flowers and to bear witness to the memory of the women buried in a mass grave.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Camilla O’Donoghue, one of the event organisers, quoted the lyrics from Joni Mitchell’s ‘The Magdalene Laundries’.“Peg O’Connell died today, she was a cheeky girl, a flirt. They just stuffed her in a hole. Surely to God, you’d think at least some bells should ring.“One day I’m going to die here too and they will plant me in the dirt, like some lame bulb that never blooms come any spring. Not any spring.”Ms O’Donoghue said this was for “all the Peg O’Connells” buried in Magdalene graves around the country.“We’re so sorry we didn’t listen, and nobody heard, and may your souls rest in peace.”She thanked Cllr John Gilligan whom she said “played a huge part” in having the names inscribed on the monument.As the snowfall intensified, Cllr Gilligan said it was good to see people attend on a cold and wet day because “these people came from a very cold place”.“We can only hope in our hearts that some place along the line, maybe some little ray of sunshine entered into their lives.“The idea of having their names inscribed here was very important to me. When you take a look around, all these gravestones are not to mark the fact a person died. They are to mark the fact that a person lived; they had a name. This is now a sacred place.“They are here, we remember every single one of them, we remember what they went through. They are now part and parcel of us. This is no longer a burial pit, this is a sacred place and we should always remember that.”After the names of the Limerick Magdalenes were read out, Marian O’Rourke recited one of her poems from her collection about the Magdalene Laundries. Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyMagdalene LaundriesNewsRemembrance Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

3 steps for your annual financial checkup

first_imgBudgeting, insurance and investments are all key elements that benefit from regular review. by: Mel BondarSometimes in life to stay on track, you have to do things that aren’t fun. Whether it’s an annual trip to the dentist or spring cleaning, certain activities have long term benefits that are reaped by sucking it up and doing what you have to do for a few hours once or twice a year.If you hate personal finance and avoid all things money (other than just making and spending it), it’s time to put your foot down and get your mid-year financial checkup on.You should really keep an eye on your finances at least monthly, but even if you are vigilant about budgeting and using every frugal trick up your sleeve, there are still certain items you should review at least once a year. Even regular brushers and flossers can still get cavities – those regular dental visits minimize how often they appear and make it easy to take care of them when they are there before they turn into root canals.Step One: BudgetThis is the first step in your personal finance journey. Review your existing budget and make sure it still makes sense. When you’re new to sorting out your finances, it’s easy to set your budget and, once you’re actually staying within its confines, forget about it. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Most kids have no screen-time limits – CensusAtSchool

first_imgUniversity of Auckland 15 March 2017Family First Comment: Disturbing lack of supervision by parents… “Eight in 10 teens and six in 10 primary school children say there are no limits on their screen time out of school – whether that’s playing computer games, using their phones, or browsing the internet.” This is why we need an inquiry in to pornography – especially its availability and the nature of the content available online. Parents might think again about the need for supervision! www.porninquiry.nzEight in 10 teens and six in 10 primary school children say there are no limits on their screen time out of school – whether that’s playing computer games, using their phones, or browsing the internet.The insights have emerged from the second data release from CensusAtSchool TataurangaKiTeKura, a national, biennial project run by the University of Auckland’s Department of Statistics that shows children the relevance of statistics to everyday life. In class, Year 5 to Year 13 students (aged 9 to 18) use digital devices to answer 35 online questions in English or te reo Māori, providing a unique snapshot of Kiwi childhoods. So far, more than 5,700 students have taken part.Students were asked if, on a school day, there was a limit on the amount of screen time they had at home. Just 16% of high school students and 37% of primary school students reported a limit. For those with limits, primary schoolers were allowed a median of an hour (the median is the middle amount in the range reported) and secondary students two hours.Students were asked how often their screen time was supervised – with supervised meaning a parent or caregiver was watching or was in the same room as the child. Four in 10 primary schoolers said “a little,” and two in 10 “usually.” More than half of high school students said they were never supervised, with a further three in 10 saying they were supervised “a little.”CensusAtSchool co-director Rachel Cunliffe, a former statistics lecturer and mother of four children aged 2, 4, 6 and 8, says she is “really surprised” at the results. “I imagined that in this completely wired world, the majority of kids would have limits – parents often discuss ways to find a balance between screen time and outdoor play time.”Rachel Cunliffe points to Ministry of Health advice that outside of school, 5 to 18-year-olds spend less than two hours a day in front of the television, computers, and game consoles. She and her husband tried setting limits, but with four kids, that was hard to police. “Now, in our house, we have a list of morning, afternoon and evening jobs to be done on school days before the kids are allowed screen time, “ she says.READ MORE: https://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/news-and-events-5/news/news-2017/2017/03/most-kids-have-no-screen-time-limits.htmllast_img read more

Cricket News WATCH – Steve Smith and his Samurai style batting technique in Ashes Test

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Steve Smith has a very unorthodox technique. His high bat lift, his shuffling in the crease and his unique way of playing the drive, pull or leg glance has reaped rich dividends. Smith, who made a comeback in the Australian team after being suspended for one year due to the ball-tampering scandal, showed that his batting has not suffered much as he smashed two centuries in the Edgbaston Test. Smith averages 62 and has hit 10 tons against England in Ashes contest but in the Lord’s Test, he showcased yet another style of his batting.England had taken four Australian wickets on the third day of the Lord’s Test after England were bowled out for 258. However, Smith showed his class as he weathered the swing and seam of Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad. Smith showed his mettle as he left balls in his own unique style. Smith danced in the crease, brought his bat down like a samurai sword and generally enthralled the Lord’s crowd with his batting. Smith’s feat of scoring two tons in the same Test has helped him surge to number three in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen. He has also gone past 900 points and he is behind Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, who both have 922 and 913 points respectively. Australian spinner Nathan Lyon’s nine wickets in the match have lifted him six spots to the 13th position among bowlers. Pacer Pat Cummins has consolidated his top position with a seven-wicket match haul that helped him reach a career-best 898 rating points, the third-best for an Australia bowler in the past 50 years after Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.”I’ve sort of fused Flashdance with MC Hammer ****”#EngvAus pic.twitter.com/CNWrZruCgE— County Championship (@CountyChamp) August 16, 2019Leave the ball like him😉@stevesmith49 https://t.co/i3TVZ137cP— crystal smith (@CrystalSmithy49) August 17, 2019Speaking after scoring his century in the first innings, Smith had said he did not believe he would play cricket again during the 15 months he was away from the game. “There were times throughout the last 15 months where I didn’t know if I was ever going to play cricket again. I lost a bit of love for it at one point, particularly when I had my elbow operation. It was really bizarre that it was the day I got the brace off my elbow, I found a love for it again. I don’t know what it was, it was like a trigger that just said ‘right I’m ready to go again, I want to play and I want to go out and play for Australia and make people proud and just do what I love doing’,” Smith said. highlightscenter_img Steve Smith has hit 10 Ashes centuries against England.Steve Smith averages 62 in Tests currently.Australia lead the five-match Ashes series 1-0.last_img read more


first_imgThe trial of a Sioux City man accused of killing his roommate has been continued four months.39-year-old Abdiqadar Sharif had been set to go on trial next Tuesday.Sharif is charged with second-degree murder in the October 28th slaying of 40-year-old Guled Nur.Woodbury County court records say the defense and prosecution asked for more time to prepare for the trial, so a judge has set a new starting date of July 30th.Prosecutors say Sharif stabbed and kicked Nur after an altercation broke out at their apartment.last_img read more

Rick Pitino Says John Calipari Is His National Coach Of The Year

first_imgHead coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats acknowledges the fans during practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – APRIL 03: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats acknowledges the fans during practice for the NCAA Men’s Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Twitter/CalipariTwitter/CalipariThe U.S. Basketball Writers Association recently voted Virginia’s Tony Bennett its Henry Iba Award Winner as the national Coach of the Year. According to the Associated Press, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was asked on Tuesday about Bennett taking home the honor, and his response is one that probably caused a ripple across the Bluegrass State. “I think John Calipari has done a brilliant job, so I’d put him at the top” of the list of candidates.Pitino added, “When you’re undefeated and nobody’s beaten you, it’s clear cut who the coach of the year is right now.”Sure, Calipari is the skipper of the undefeated and top-ranked team in the nation, but that team is Kentucky, Pitino’s former employer and Louisville’s biggest rival, so this response is somewhat noteworthy. Still, Calipari as coach of the year isn’t exactly an outside-the-box thought from anyone.The most surprising thing, given Pitino and Calipari’s respective resumes, is that neither of them has ever won the USBWA Coach of the Year award.last_img read more