Museums face post-Lottery funding difficulties

Museums face post-Lottery funding difficulties  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Lottery might have funded major expansions for museums but they now face an additional £29m a year bill for increased costs. This bill is unsustainable, according to Cultural Trends, published by the Policy Studies Institute, and some museums will close. Read Fear for museums as lottery ‘golden age’ ends by Maev Kennedy at SocietyGuardian. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 March 2001 | News 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. read more

RSF concerned for journalists’ safety in Colombia’s Nariño department

first_img RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Reports Javier Córdoba Chaguendo- Source RCN Radio Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF_en News to go further The latest victim was Javier Córdoba Chaguendo, a radio show host who was gunned down inside the headquarters of radio Planeta Stereo in the Pacific coast town of Tumaco on the evening of 18 October by an unidentified individual who had pretended to be interested in buying advertising space. After shooting Córdoba, the gunman fled. Córdoba hosted several programmes on Planeta Stereo, a local music radio station that he founded three years ago. A colleague told RSF that the station broadcasts mainly music programmes because “it is impossible to do news programmes in this region (…) due to the danger of being silenced.” Córdoba’s murder was preceded by that José Libardo Montenegro, a radio show host with Samaniego Estéreo in Samaniego, a town in the interior of Nariño department, who was gunned down on 11 June. The little airtime on their community radio stations that is set aside for actual news and information was used by both Córdoba and Libardo to interview local minorities such as the Awá indigenous community and farmers. In Nariño department, as in almost all of the Colombian Southwest, the civilian population is in the middle of the crossfire of armed groups, including the FARC dissident groups Oliver Sinisterra and Guerrillas Unidas del Pacífico, paramilitary groups such as Los Urabeños, Clan Úsuga and the Clan del Golfo and the Colombian Army which often fight for control of a share of the region and impose a reign of terror. “The local and national authorities must shed all possible light on these shocking execution-style murders and must identify those responsible as quickly as possible,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “The risks for journalists in Nariño department are appalling. President Ivan Duque and his government have a duty to restore the rule of law there and to guarantee the safety of all news and information providers.”In September 2019, two pamphlets threatening 9 journalists were distributed in the area of Nariño, two intimidating videos were delivered to journalists Miguel Rojas and Rubén Darío Rojas of Ipiales to coerced them about covering the elections, journalist Natalia Cabrera was forced to flee the region because of threats. Also, on the border of this region, three Ecuadorian journalists of the newspaper El Comercio were murdered in 2018. Overwhelmed by the fighting among armed groups in many parts of Colombia, the government is struggling to reestablish its authority. The resulting level of violence creates news and information black holes where journalists are constantly threatened and attacked whenever they try to cover sensitive subjects. The recent victims in other parts of Colombia include Mauricio Lezama, a documentary filmmaker who was gunned down in the eastern department of Arauca on 9 May while filming interviews for a documentary about the victims of the armed conflict. Colombia is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.. Help by sharing this information ColombiaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Colombian government to guarantee the safety of journalists and community media in the southwestern department of Nariño, where two community radio journalists have been murdered in the past five months, and calls on the departmental authorities to identify those responsible for these murders and bring them to justice. April 27, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence October 25, 2019 RSF concerned for journalists’ safety in Colombia’s Nariño department News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Colombia May 13, 2021 Find out more News October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Toy Show Hero Adam King launches Hug cards with all proceeds…

first_imgLimerickNewsToy Show Hero Adam King launches Hug cards with all proceeds going to CHI Temple Street and Cork University Hospital CharityBy Meghann Scully – February 3, 2021 368 WhatsApp Facebook Adam King Hugging his Virtual Hug Valentines Cards. Image by: Shaunagh O’Connell PhotographyTHE nation fell in love with Adam King on The Late Late Toy Show and now he has launched his own Hug Cards to raise proceeds for CHI Temple Street and Cork University Hospital Charity.The six-year-old from Co. Cork will be helping you steal the hearts of others with his very special ‘Hug For You’ card that will be on sale exclusively at SuperValu and selected Centra stores from Friday 5th February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Adam has teamed up with the retailers this Valentine’s to help the nation give their very own special hug to those who really need it at this time.   All proceeds from the cards will go to CHI Temple Street and Cork University Hospital Charity.Adam King with his Virtual Hug Valentines Card.2 Image by: Shaunagh O’Connell PhotographyThe card, decorated with Adam’s very own virtual hug  (©Adam King, 2020) artwork that he debuted on the Toy Show, is the perfect hug in an envelope when so many will have been apart for so long.Whether it’s  simply a hug for your other half,  the grandparent you can’t wait to be reunited with or even just to reach out to someone that you care about or miss, it will be sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face, all while raising money for two great causes.In his efforts to support people’s mental health in these challenging times Adam encourages senders of his card to write personal messages on the hug inside the card. Recipients are encouraged to cut out the hug after Valentines and display somewhere that brings them hope and joy.The limited-edition cards are retailing at €3.99 and are on sale from Friday 5th February at SuperValu and selected Centra stores.Speaking about the initiative, David King, father of Adam, said; “Adam has been a patient of these hospitals since the day he was born, so we have experienced first-hand the amazing work they are doing.“We are delighted to partner with SuperValu and Centra to support their work in this way. The values of these companies, supporting community and accessibility align greatly with our own. Additionally, we hope the card will bring some much need joy to people’s lives in these challenging times of disconnect.” he said.Ray Kelly, Marketing Director at  SuperValu and Centra, added; “We couldn’t be happier to be teaming up with Adam King – an incredible boy that was a real inspiration on The Late Late Toy Show last year bringing happiness and joy into the homes of the nation with his infectious positive attitude and personality.“Through his Hug Card initiative, we hope that we will help bring some of this happiness and positivity into people’s lives, something we could all do with a little more of at this very difficult time, all while raising much needed funds for two very worth charities”. he added.To get your ‘Hug For You’ card make sure to drop into your local SuperValu or selected Centra stores from 5th February.For more information see www.SuperValu.ie or www.Centra.ie. Cards have been created with the assistance of Garlanna Cards, an Irish card producer in Co. Wicklow. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Linkedin Email Previous articleOn This Day: National League successes for the Limerick FootballersNext article“We didn’t get here all of a sudden”-William O’Donoghue praises the efforts of schools in Limerick’s success Meghann Scully center_img TAGSAdam KingKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

USA: Coastal Riverine Squadron Sailors Injured in Training Accident

first_img View post tag: Accident USA: Coastal Riverine Squadron Sailors Injured in Training Accident View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Coastal View post tag: Training View post tag: sailors View post tag: Riverine Training & Education April 15, 2013center_img View post tag: Injured Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Coastal Riverine Squadron Sailors Injured in Training Accident View post tag: Squadron View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval Three Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 10 were injured in a training accident when their 34-foot patrol boat ran aground near Charleston Harbor April 13. 

The injured Sailors were transiting the boat into the Charleston Harbor as part of routine training when the incident occurred at 9:41 p.m.The Sailors were transported to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where they are in stable condition.The cause of the incident is under investigation.CRS 10 is a Navy Reserve unit based in Jacksonville, Fla. Coastal Riverine Force Sailors conduct port and harbor security, high value asset protection, offensive combat operations and maritime security operations in rivers, harbors and coastal waterways.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 15, 2013; Image: CRS View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Rebelution To Make Costa Rica Debut For Wildlife Preserve Benefit Concert

first_imgRebelution will be performing in Costa Rica for the first time ever with local reggae sensation Ojo de Buey at the first annual Reggae to the Rescue this summer. Sponsored by Arizona Iced Tea, the day-long event is going down July 16th, and will take place at Patrons Bar and Grill which is located in downtown Dominical near the shores of the Pacific, alongside some of the most consistent waves in Central America.The goal of this benefit concert is to use the positive vibes of reggae music to foster a community that will help raise funds for Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, a non-profit organization, so they can expand their facilities and hire much needed staff. 100% of the funds raised from the event will be donated!Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary first opened its doors to distressed animals in December 2014. They ascribe to the philosophy “Rescue Rehab and Release” and have re-introduced over 100 monkeys, toucans, sloths and other exotic animals back into nature. “Everyday we see more and more animals that have been injured or displaced. Our staff is working around the clock to care for and rehabilitate the animals that are brought to us. With over 100 animals currently at the sanctuary, and more coming everyday, it is our mission to provide care for every single animal that comes to us. We are continually expanding the facilities and growing our team to handle the demands, but we need your help in order to make our mission a reality,” explains Executive Director Tom Rademacher in a press release. More information about Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary can be found here.Check it out!Reggae to the Rescue will be in the middle of Rebelution’s “Falling Into Place” tour, which kicks off at historic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado on June 6th. The trek takes the band across the US for twenty-six dates, finally ending in Missoula, Montana on August 20th, before they head over to Costa Rica for what is sure to be one of their most special shows to date. Find out more on the band’s website.Hailing from San José, Costa Rica, Ojo de Buey has made their name in the scene by providing the earthiest of reggae vibes to Central America, also performing alongside some of the nation’s leading acts, like Rebelution and Dirty Dozen on the stages of North Coast Music Festival.Hosting Rebelution and Ojo de Buey for this benefit concert is only the beginning of Reggae to the Rescue’s efforts! Tickets are currently on sale for $25 USD here, with a limited number of VIP tickets available as well. Whether you’re already in Costa Rica, plan to visit there, or have always wanted to, now might be a really great time to make the plans. For a good cause!last_img read more

John cops 9th Annual Rainforest Waters cycling title on return

first_imgTEAM Coco’s cyclist Jamual John made an impressive return to Guyana’s circuit by comfortably winning the feature 35-lap Schoolboys and Invitational Race of the 9th Annual Rainforest Waters 11-race cycling meet, which was held at the inner circuit of the National Park yesterday.Returning to these shores after his lengthy sojourn on the USA circuits, John told Chronicle Sport that his experience overseas and training have helped him to improve a lot.This he noted, made him confident and he backed himself to win the race from the outset. John, who led from the start, fended off a stern challenge from Michael Anthony in the final sprint home.“I knew I could sit back for the majority of the race because I improved considerably in sprinting and I backed myself in the final stretch to the finish line,” John revealed.John took the race in one hour 22 minutes 35 seconds and was followed to the line by Anthony, while Team Evolution’s Paul De Nobrega settled for third.Meanwhile Adealie Hodge, Paul Cho-Wee-Nam, Kemuel Moses, Christopher ‘Chicken Legs’ Griffith and Marcus Keiler finished fourth to eight places in that order.Of the eight ‘primes’ on offer, John and De Nobrega carted off three each while Anthony and Hodge had one apiece.In the Juveniles 10-lap race, David Hicks triumphed over Sherwin Sampson to take first place in 25 minutes 20 seconds while copping the two sprint prizes.Meanwhile in the Veterans Over-50, Kennard Lovell copped first place ahead of Linden Blackman.In the U-50 Veterans 5-lap race, Nigel London took top honours in 11 minutes 31.52 seconds while Jaikaran Sookhai and Kwame Ridley were second and third respectively.last_img read more

Toy Run 2014 Parade Route Traffic Delays Expected

first_imgSubmitted by The City of OlympiaThe 37th Annual Olympia Toy Run motorcycle parade is this Saturday, December 6. Motorcyclists will assemble at South Sound Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Run starts at 1:00 p.m., and winds its way from South Sound Center along Pacific Avenue to State Avenue, through downtown Olympia to Deschutes Parkway, ending at Marathon Park.Sponsored by the Olympia Toy Run Coalition, the event attracts nearly ten thousand motorcyclists. Spectators are welcome to gather on sidewalks along the route. The Run may last up to two hours while motorcyclists travel from the South Sound Center to Marathon Park. Motorists should expect travel delays.  Intercity Transit has also issued a detour alert for several of its routes: http://www.intercitytransit.com.Information and the route map are posted on the Coalition’s website:  http://olytoyrun.com/. According to its website, the Olympia Toy Run “brings motorcyclists together for a very worthy purpose: the joy of a child receiving a gift at Christmas. All the toys and money are donated to the Salvation Army for distribution to needy kids through its Toy ‘n Joy Shop.” Facebook17Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Half-time: Sheffield Wednesday 1 QPR 0

first_imgGary Hooper’s goal five minutes before half-time means QPR trail at the interval at Hillsborough.David Jones’ scuffed shot ricocheted into the path of Hooper and the striker, played onside by Niko Hamalainen, slotted past Alex Smithies.Sheffield Wednesday had gone close when Fernando Forestieri headed a 21st-minute corner towards Daniel Pudil, who volleyed against the bar from close range.Tjaronn Chery had a couple of early efforts for Rangers, both of which were saved by stand-in keeper Cameron Dawson, who was given his full debut for the Owls after Kieran Westwood was ruled out with a back injury.Conor Washington did find the net after being found by Ben Gladwin’s cross but the goal was rightly disallowed for a clear foul on Jack Hunt.Hamalainen and the fit-again Gladwin started in place of the injured Joel Lynch and Jordan Cousins respectively.Gladwin has been booked, as has fellow R’s midfielder Ariel Borysiuk.QPR: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Caulker, Hamalainen, Borysiuk, Luongo, Gladwin, Chery, Washington, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Wszolek, Polter, El Khayati, Shodipo, Henry, Kakay.Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

How Much Can One Bone Say?

first_imgTwo fossil discoveries are generating a lot of news from a single bone.  The first is a dinosaur hip.  The second is a human finger.  How much weight can a single bone carry?Australian tyrannosaur:  The tyrannosaurid dinosaurs had a distinctive hip bone.  Live Science cast any doubt on the claims: “it’s still a hypothesis that will need to be backed up by further research.”  Nevertheless, Science Daily was confident that “This find has major significance for our knowledge of how this group of dinosaurs evolved.”Finger pointing:  What does a pinky finger bone in Siberia say?  A lot, according to the science media.  National Geographic claims it represents a new kind of human.  The BBC News gave the bone a name right out of Hollywood: X-Woman.  Because mitochondrial DNA was extracted from her 40,000 year old cells, X-Woman can now tell her amazing story of having evolved in Africa and migrating to the far reaches of Asia.  This migration, the scientists tell us, was separate from the other hypothesized migrations of human ancestors and represents a whole new chapter in human evolution.  Science Daily announced, “New Human Species Discovered.” One finger yielded a tribe of “previously unknown hominins,” the headline blared.  PhysOrg called it a new branch on the human family tree, but did include some doubts about the interpretations.  The doubts are drowned out by shouts of overconfidence: “As shown by a detailed analysis of the mitochondrial genome, these hominins shared a common ancestor with modern humans and Neanderthals about 1.0 million years ago,” Science Daily told its readers.  “In addition, the age of the fossil suggests that these unknown people in Southern Siberia lived close in time and space with Neanderthals as well as with modern humans.”  Some of the reporters are even ready to tell the relationship of X-Woman and her people to the hobbits of Indonesia – all based on a single pinky finger.Scientists used to respect “evidential modesty.”  They used to restrict their interpretations to observable facts, and check each other’s extrapolations via a culture of peer pressure that discouraged unwarranted assertions.  As Colin Macilwain pointed out last month (02/18/2010), a weekly routine has grown in science reporting that “converts original scientific findings, via a production line of embargoed press releases from journals and universities, into a steady stream of largely uncritical stories.”You thought it was just the cosmologists who had gone stark raving mad (03/19/2010).  Evolutionists and their lackeys in the news are completely out of control.  If this keeps up, they will lose what little credibility they have left.  The strong evidence for design is being completely ignored, and the tiniest finger bone that gives the Darwin storytellers something to yack about for the media gets front page coverage, especially if it “sheds light on evolution” by one black-light photon aimed at empty space.  It’s disgraceful.  Who will shame them back to the founding principles of science?  Who will hold their feet to the fire of logical integrity?  Who will remind them of the reasonable limits of evidential modesty?  We can’t do it alone.  Join the Dragnet campaign: tell a scientist, “Just the Facts, Please!”(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

USDA extends deadline for producers to certify 2018 crop production for Market Facilitation Program payments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline because heavy rainfall and snowfall have delayed harvests in many parts of the country, preventing producers from certifying acres.Payments will be issued only if eligible producers certify before the updated May 17 deadline. The MFP provides payments to producers of corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, wheat, dairy, hogs, fresh sweet cherries and shelled almonds. FSA will issue payments based on the producer’s certified total production of the MFP commodity multiplied by the MFP rate for that specific commodity.“Trade issues, coupled with low commodity prices and recovery from natural disasters, have definitely impacted the bottom line for many agricultural producers,” said Richard Fordyce, FSA administrator. “The MFP payments provide short-term relief from retaliatory tariffs to supplement the traditional farm safety net, helping agricultural producers through these difficult times. Weather conditions this fall, winter and early spring have blocked many producers from completing harvest of their crops, and we want to make sure producers who want to finalize their MFP application have an opportunity.”Producers can certify production by contacting their local FSA office or through farmers.gov. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched the trade mitigation program to assist farmers suffering from damage because of unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. FSA implemented MFP in September 2018 as a relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets to help American farmers compete globally. To date, more than $8.3 billion has been paid to nearly 600,000 applicants.The MFP is established under the statutory authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act and is administered by FSA.last_img read more