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. Howard Lake | 13 July 2011 | News UK Aid Match is open to not-for-profit UK-based organisations running an appeal in the UK for public donations (not company donations) from the UK public for poverty reduction projects in the eligible countries (see above). But, unfortunately, not all organisations can apply. You must have a successful track record of having run substantial appeals in the past three years. Apparently this restriction is there to help the DFID assess applications and make judgements about which applicants are most likely to meet their income targets. You can’t help but believe that it also plays into the hands of existing development organisations that have seen their income from the DFID slashed by spending cuts. Restricting the fund in this way closes the door on new organisations that could use this route to shake up the sector and inject some new energy.Applicants do not need to be registered charities. Applications can be made by organisations currently receiving other DFID grants but with any money from this scheme the total your organisation can get from the DFID must not exceed 40% of your income.The pilot will run to the end of June 2012 and during that time you must run an appeal over a maximum of three months to donate money to your organisation or a specific project. The appeal must have a substantial public awareness, with a minimum reach of 400,000 ‘opportunities to view’.Not all appeals are eligible. They must involve what the DFID calls a Media Partnership. This requires an agreement between you and the organisation that will help you deliver the appeal to the general public, for example a newspaper, broadcast company, internet provider, major UK retailer with public reach etc. The advertising of the appeal must be provided free by the Media Partner. No ./guidance is given about relationships with News International businesses or public retailers subject to boycotts or campaigns by organisations working overseas.UK Aid Match is open to not-for-profit UK-based organisations running an appeal in the UK for public donations (not company donations) from the UK public for poverty reduction projects in the world’s most deprived countries. But, unfortunately, not all organisations can apply. You must have a successful track record of having run substantial appeals in the past three years. Apparently this restriction is there to help the DFID assess applications and make judgements about which applicants are most likely to meet their income targets. You can’t help but believe that it also plays into the hands of existing development organisations that have seen their income from the DFID slashed by spending cuts. Restricting the fund in this way closes the door on new organisations that could use this route to shake up the sector and inject some new energy.The pilot will run to the end of June 2012 and during that time you must run an appeal over a maximum of three months to donate money to your organisation or a specific project. The appeal must have a substantial public awareness, with a minimum reach of 400,000 ‘opportunities to view’.Not all appeals are eligible. They must involve what the DFID calls a Media Partnership. This requires an agreement between you and the organisation that will help you deliver the appeal to the general public, for example a newspaper, broadcast company, internet provider, major UK retailer with public reach etc. The advertising of the appeal must be provided free by the Media Partner. No ./guidance is given about relationships with News International businesses or public retailers subject to boycotts or campaigns by organisations working overseas.Eligibility details, other background information and details of how to apply to the UK Aid Match are available at www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Funding-opportunities/Not-for-profit-organisations/UK-Aid-Match/Submit-a-proposal/.Closing date: Applications can be made until the end of June 2012 unless the money runs out before then.This piece is an abbreviated version of one of many funding opportunities first published this week at www.fundinginformation.org, the resource for up to date information about new grant making trusts, and new sources of grants, loans and donations for voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and the public sector throughout the UK. UK Aid MatchThe Government’s Department for International Development has launched a one-year pilot programme called UK Aid Match. Worth an initial £30 million, the scheme will match fund substantial new donations from the public for work that focuses on poverty reduction in developing countries and the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals. A £1 for £1 match will be provided up to £5 million. The minimum match will be £100,000. Government to match fund overseas aid appeals Tagged with: Funding Law / policy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
SHARE Making Sense of all that Farm Data Home Indiana Agriculture News Making Sense of all that Farm Data Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Mar 13, 2014 SHARE Panel talks dataThe morning session of the annual Indiana Livestock Forage and Grain Forum Thursday focused on data usage and privacy concerns on Hoosier farms. A 4 person panel discussed how data is used and how agriculture needs to protect the data. Indiana farmer Kip Tom depends on the advantages his data provides but urges farmers to be educated.“Understand what big data is. Understand what open data is, and make sure that you understand the importance of knowing how that is not only owned, but controlled. Is it being put together and autonomous, or what’s going on with your individualized data. Yes we do have concerns but the solution is education so you know what’s going on. That’s critical. Some of us in this room will read our operators manual on our combine or tractor or that seed we’re producing, but we need to understand what’s going on with our data and how to manage it.”Matt Erickson is a White County, Indiana native now serving as an economist for American Farm Bureau. He said AFBF is approaching data from the policy perspective and facilitating data conversations among like-minded ag organizations.“It’s important that farm organizations have that conversation with the industry to make sure that like minded terms and conditions, data privacy statements are consistent with one another and transparent within what you’re signing up for. We’ve got policy based on ownership. Farmers own the data. It’s your data. You should have the choice of where your data goes. With security and privacy issues privacy is probably the biggest heartburn that gives our folks sleepless nights, because you can implement the best management practices on your farm, but once that data goes to the company, it’s with the company.”Tom added that there is good reason to have a level of trust when sharing data.“The reality is Pioneer, John Deere, Monsanto, Winfield, Growmark, whoever it may be, they want you to come back next year so they can’t risk their business’s reputation and violate that trust with your data. I think that’s important to keep in your mind at all times.”Joining Tom and Erickson on the panel were Matt Bechdol of GeoSilos and Sarina Sharp of Ag Business Solutions. Hear more of their comments here in a portion of the discussion moderated by Sara Wyant of Agri-Pulse:Big Data 2014 Panel(pictured left to right are Sharp, Bechdol, Erickson and Tom) Previous articleIndiana Corn and Soybean Checkoff Investing in Farmers’ Future.Next articleBulk of Advanced Biofuel Payments Go to Biodiesel Andy Eubank
April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison VietnamAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders wrote to European commissioner for external relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner today asking her to raise the issue of five imprisoned Internet users during a three-day official visit to Vietnam beginning tomorrow, in which she is to meet Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and foreign minister Nguyen Dy Nien. Three of the five – Truong Quoc Tuan, Truong Quoc Huy and Lisa Pham – were arrested together in a raid on a Kiem Street house in Ho Chi Minh City last October. The other two cyber-dissidents are Pham Hong Son and Nguyen Vu Binh. The text of the letter follows:Dear Commissioner,Reporters Without Borders would like to ask you to take advantage of your coming meetings in Vietnam with Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and foreign minister Nguyen Dy Nien to intercede on behalf of five imprisoned Internet users – Pham Hong Son, Nguyen Vu Binh, Truong Quoc Tuan, Truong Quoc Huy and Lisa Pham – and request their release. All five are being held for speaking out in support of democracy in articles posted on websites and discussion forums.We are particularly concerned about the continuing detention of Pham Hong Son, who was arrested on 27 March 2002 and is being held in Yen Dinh prison, 230 km south of Hanoi. He has an inguinal hernia that could prove fatal without an operation, but he is not getting any treatment. He has had chest pains and has been coughing up blood – the symptoms of tuberculosis – since July 2005. Several tumours have also developed on his face and body. His wife said last July that his prison conditions were very bad. Although he was examined by a doctor who did not diagnose tuberculosis, the symptoms have not gone away and his family is still very worried.A physician and representative of a foreign pharmaceutical company, he was initially sentenced to 13 years in prison and three years under house arrest. This was reduced on appeal on 26 August 2003 to five years in prison and three years under house arrest. He was accused of spying because he translated articles about democracy and human rights posted them online. During his trial, the articles were described as “anti-government” and “opposed to the Communist Party of Vietnam.”Nguyen Vu Binh is a former journalist with a Communist Party newspaper who was arrested on 25 September 2002 and sentenced on 31 December 2003 to seven years in prison and three years under house arrest. He was accused of links with “subversive dissidents” such as Dr. Pham Hong Son. The authorities objected to his participation in an anti-corruption group and his request in 2000 for permission to create a liberal democratic party. He was also accused of posting “reactionary” articles on the Internet, including an essay entitled “Reflection on the Sino-Vietnamese border accords.” Finally, we would also like you to raise the case of Truong Quoc Tuan, Truong Quoc Huy and Lisa Pham, called the Kiem Street Internet users because they were arrested together in a raid on a Kiem Street house in Ho Chi Minh City on 19 October 2005 for participating in a pro-democracy discussion forum. We have had no word of them since their arrest and the authorities have still not deigned to say where or why they are being held.These five people are in prison just for daring to express their views on subjects that are clearly banned in Vietnam such as democracy and human rights, although the government last year published “a white book on human rights” in which it undertook to respect free expression and promote unrestricted use of the Internet. It would seem that Vietnam has not kept this promise.In our view, Vietnam should be required to make progress in the areas of human rights and freedom of expression as a prior condition for membership of the World Trade Organisation, to which it aspires. We hope you will be able to insist on this point during your meetings with the Vietnamese leaders.Sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-General Receive email alerts April 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Vietnam RSF_en April 28, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU commissioner discusses online free expression during Vietnam visit Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News April 7, 2021 Find out more Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European commissioner for external relations, said she raised the issues of free expression and imprisoned Internet users in her meetings with Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and foreign minister Nguyen Dy Nien during her visit to Vietnam on 21-21 April.Reporters Without Borders, which asked her to do this in a 20 April letter, welcomes her action.__________________________________________________________20.04.2006EU commissioner urged to request release of cyber-dissidents during Vietnam visit to go further RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News News ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News VietnamAsia – Pacific
New Canaan Police Department (HARTFORD, Conn.) — Missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos was the suspected victim of a “serious physical assault” at the home of her estranged husband, according to arrest warrants obtained Monday.Clothing and sponges soaked with Jennifer Dulos’ blood were found in trash cans in Hartford, where the documents said surveillance cameras captured a man appearing to be her husband, Fotis Dulos, disposing of garbage bags, according to the documents.At one point the man believed to be Fotis Dulos was seen putting an item into a storm drain grate, the arrest warrants said.The new evidence comes over one week into the search for Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five from New Canaan, who was last seen on May 24, according to police.Fotis Dulos, 51, of Farmington, and his live-in girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested on Saturday, charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution, according to authorities.More charges are likely, prosecutors said Monday.Troconis and Fotis Dulos were shackled as they made their first court appearances Monday.They were held on $500,000 bond.Fotis Dulos is not expected to post bond, his attorney said; Troconis’ lawyer said she would.Troconis was ordered to have no contact with Dulos or the victim’s family.Their next court date is June 11.Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance came amid a contentious custody dispute between the former couple.In 2017, Jennifer Dulos filed for an emergency order for full custody of the children, which was denied, court documents show. Jennifer Dulos and Fotis Dulos had temporary shared custody of the children until the end of the divorce proceedings.Jennifer Dulos alleged that Fotis Dulos exhibited intensifying “irrational, unsafe, bullying, threatening and controlling behavior,” stating that she was afraid for her safety as well as the physical safety and emotional well-being of their children.The mother alleged that Fotis Dulos threatened to kidnap their children on May 30, 2017, if she did not agree to his terms in the divorce settlement and that he had bought a gun that year.In Fotis Dulos’ amended reply to the motion, he claims that he legally bought the gun in 2017 for home security. He denied exhibiting “irrational, unsafe, bullying, threatening and/or controlling behavior” and stated that he never threatened to kidnap the children.It is unclear where the Dulos’ five children are now, but a statement from family spokeswoman Carrie Luft on Friday said they are “safe and well-cared for.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) living on the subantarctic island of South Georgia were found to have a high prevalence of dental abnormalities and mandibular swellings (11 to 30 per cent, and 9 to 19 per cent, of adults and yearlings, respectively). Soft tissue examination and radiography suggested the swellings were “lumpy jaw”, but actinomycotic organisms were not cultured. Fluorine levels in affected mandibles were low (50 to 400 ppm). Normal mandibles hadl ow volumetric and radiographic compact bone percentages; those from affected mandibles were significantly lower and there was radiographic evidence of osteoporosis. It is suggested that the high incidence of mandibular and dental lesions (compared with northern populations of Rangifer) results from the environmental peculiarities of South Georgia.
The pathogenicity of an isolate of a Pythium species from Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands was tested against the Antarctic hairgrass Deschampsia antarctica. The isolate was found to infect plants at 8ºC and to cause foliar and root symptoms similar to those seen in other Pythium infections in grasses. Analysis of ribosomal RNA sequences placed it, together with another isolate from Antarctica, in a clade that included the known snow moulds caused by Pythium spp. Sporangia and oogonia were produced in culture, but the isolate differed from other Pythium spp. in producing chlamydospores in older cultures and plant tissue. This is the first report of a pathogen of an eukaryotic vascular plant in the maritime Antarctic region.
Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nimitz Pays Short Visit to Esquimalt (Canada) View post tag: USS Nimitz View post tag: americas View post tag: Canada View post tag: Navy Share this article United States Ship (USS) Nimitz, an aircraft carrier and one of the largest warships in the world, will visit Esquimalt, B.C., June 13-16. The ship is stopping for this short visit before continuing on to Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental & Test Ranges (CFMETR) at Nanoose Bay to conduct trials and testing. View post tag: Esquimalt June 13, 2014 USS Nimitz Pays Short Visit to Esquimalt (Canada) View post tag: Naval View post tag: Visit View post tag: Pays View post tag: short Authorities The United States is Canada’s most important ally and defence partner. Defence and security relations between the two countries are longstanding, well-entrenched, and highly successful. The closeness of the Canada-U.S. defence partnership provides both countries with greater security than could be achieved individually.The visiting vessel, USS Nimitz, was commissioned on May 3, 1975. It is the first of 10 warships in its class. These warships are the world’s largest. USS Nimitz is sailing with nearly 2,200 sailors.The RCN and USN have a long history of reaching out to communities at home and abroad in an ongoing effort to enhance relationships at all levels. During the visit, USN sailors will serve lunch at Our Place Society and Homeless Shelter in Victoria on Saturday, June 14. RCN and USN sailors will also compete in sporting events at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt’s Colville Athletic Fields beginning at 2 p.m. on June 14.[mappress]Press Release, June 13, 2014; Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: News by topic
As we near the end of another Oxford year, I met up with Paul Arrich to look back on his time as Oxide Radio Station Manager. Paul’s first words on his term as Oxide’s main man was that it was “very hectic”. Nevertheless, for all the hustle and bustle that accompanies the position Paul still looks back with a great deal of fondness. Before running for Station Manager Paul had always told me that there were many changes and improvements he wanted to instigate. A year on I was curious to know how the reality of the situation corresponded to his original vision. Paul said that there were a lot of things that he would have dearly liked to have achieved but that part of being Station Manager was reconciling yourself with the necessity of compromise. However, Paul still cites with great pride the relocation of the Oxide studio from a dark, little (and, I would like to add, sweltering) cupboard to a spacious well-equipped room on the top floor of the OUSU building. He also claims that this year has seen the complete revamp of the Oxide website and the remodelling of Oxide as something of a brand name through posters, an array of Facebook groups, and even Oxide Apparel in the form of a particularly garish red t-shirt which I have been known to wear proudly to many a glowsticked Nu-Rave affair. Even though there are only a few weeks left of the year, Paul is not taking his foot off the accelerator – straight after the interview he was heading for OUSU council to oversee a crucial vote on a separate constitution for Oxide. If passed it would, among other things, guarantee the station complete editorial independence. This would allow it to have whichever guests it wants, thereby avoiding a recurrence of the messy situation in Hilary when, under its no-platform policy, OUSU prevented Nick Griffin, leader of BNP, from appearing on a topical politics show. So what does the future hold? Paul’s aim for the coming weeks is to conduct a series of interviews in search of his successor, something he looks forward to with both relief and regret. However, he will not be leaving Bonn Square behind entirely as he has been elected JCR Affiliations Officer for New College. Somewhat surprised, I asked Paul if he thought he might be a little in love with OUSU, to which he reacted as most self-respecting 20 year old males would. He baulked at the thought, realised the violence of his reaction, then laughed it off seeking refuge in semantics; “Well, love’s a strong word!”
GRECO, The Council of Europe’s Anti-Corruption Body, today (17 May 2018) published its 5th Round Evaluation Report for the UK. The report was adopted by GRECO Plenary in December.The report assesses prevention of corruption amongst Top Executive Functions of Government and Law Enforcement Agencies in the UK.Within Law Enforcement the evaluation focused on the Metropolitan Police and National Crime Agency.The UK was the first country to undergo evaluation under GRECO’s 5th Round. The report makes twelve recommendations for UK authorities, six in respect of Top Executive Functions and six in respect of Law Enforcement Agencies.HM Government is now working to consider implementation of the recommendations, in particular where measures that will achieve this are not already planned or in place.