Comic Relief grant for gypsy and traveller projects

first_imgApplications can be made at any time. Howard Lake | 1 March 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis As the 10th Comic Relief event gets nearer, and its fundraising activities increasingly dominate media reports, it is worth remembering that the charity is also a major grant-making organisation.One of Comic Relief’s smaller grants programmes is The Small Grants Fund for Gypsy & Traveller Projects, which applies throughout the UK. Groups are invited to apply for funding from this fund which is aimed at helping to set up Gypsy and Traveller groups at a local level to address many of the social problems faced by these groups. Grants of £3,000 are available to help with the running costs including office and administration expenses, such as telephone, rent, insurance and heat and light; stationery and printing; sessional worker and volunteer costs; travel costs; computer and equipment costs; consultancy costs; and other costs of running a project. Advertisement  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Comic Relief grant for gypsy and traveller projects 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

Four people honoured at 2019 Tipp O’Neill Awards

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Four people honoured at 2019 Tipp O’Neill Awardscenter_img Four people were honoured at the 2019 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards at a gala ceremony in Buncrana which was hosted by Donegal County Council.Author Frank McGuinness, developer Pat Doherty, lawyer Patrick Dunican and businessman Daniel Hilferty were honoured for their outstanding achievements in their chosen fields.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Nicholas Crossan addressed the ceremony, saying “these Awards were founded as a way to pay tribute to the great deeds of Tip O’Neill, to honour his family connection to this part of the world and to celebrate not only the outstanding achievements of Tip himself but to recognize, to acknowledge and to honour the millions of Irish people or people of Irish decent across the globe who through hard work and dedication have excelled in their chosen fields and who through their own generosity of spirit continue to champion and support our diaspora in every corner of the globe”.Extending a warm welcome to the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula Cllr Martin McDermott, Cathaoirleach of Inishowen MD acknowledged the importance of reaching out to our diaspora and of showcasing the stunning offer that Inishowen and indeed Donegal has a place to visit, to live in and to do business in.Paying homage to this year’s recipients Tom O’Neill, son of the late Tip O’Neill, described Patrick Dunican as a “real Irish leader” and described how he “created a national powerhouse of a legal firm situated along the East Coast of the United States.  His Irishness is recognised and appreciated for the leadership he gives all Americans but especially the Irish American community”.  He also acknowledged his contribution to diversity in the legal profession and in particular in supporting the progression of women not only in his practice but in the law practice.He spoke of Dan Hilferty’s achievements in the Healthcare sector and how since 2010 he has by 3 times built the size of his company adding that “he is really known for the public health policy element that he brings to the job.  A true Irish man and a great leader in Healthcare”.Tom O’Neill said Frank McGuinness “captures the very soul and spirit of what it is to be Irish.  What it is to be an Irish man, what it is to be an Irish women”, adding that “he has been read and witnessed by tens of thousands of people here and abroad and he carries with him the impact of what it means to be a true Irish man.”“Pat Doherty worked for his Dad for 4 years in Donegal before he left to go to London where he began to make his fortune in development” said Tom O’Neill.  “But more importantly and this is what diaspora is, don’t ever forget where it is you are from, don’t ever forget what Gods gift has given you so you take that gift and give back.” And that is exactly what Pat Doherty did explained Tom O’Neill“What he did to the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, what he has done in the last 10 years back here in Donegal, taking €100 million and investing it and employing hundreds of people doing nothing else but good”.Patrick Dunican spoke of his strong Irish ancestry saying “I am Irish, I am American, I am Irish American” and promised going forward that he would talk about Donegal and encourage tourism and travel to the county.Daniel Hilferty also spoke emotionally about his Donegal connections and said “I leave here tonight a very proud son of Donegal.  I am very excited to be part of the fabric of this community and I promise you that I will be back and that I will spread the word to all the diaspora that there is no place like this beautiful place called Donegal.”Describing Tip O’Neill as “a complex and high achieving benevolent man” and a man of “great eloquence” Frank McGuinness said that he believed that “kindness was at the root of all that Tip O’Neill did, it was also at the root of the greatest Irish man of my generation and as far as I am concerned of the 20th century John Hume.“In his glorious, unending, courageous, rough, terrifying fight to obtain justice for all in society not just for the few, I think John was inspired by the actions and behaviour and dreams of the greatest man of the 20th Century Martin Luther King.“I thank John, I thank Martin Luther King, I thank Tip O’Neill for passing on to me and to other generations that necessity to dream, to believe we can create a better world, a happier world and a world with more light.  So all of those men were creatures of light and the three men that stand with me tonight to receive this award are gentlemen of light”.Frank McGuinness concluded by thanking his beloved family and friends and his beloved county for its constant inspiration.Pic -Recipients of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award with Tom O’Neill (son of the late Tip O’Neill) and his wife Shelley O’Neill at the Awards Ceremony in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Friday night.Recipients include Daniel Hilferty, Frank McGuinness, Pat Doherty and Patrick Dunican. 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Safety nets deemed not “necessary or appropriate” in Russell Group statement

first_imgThe Russell Group of 24 British public research universities – including the University of Oxford – have issued a joint statement addressing the uncertainty around examinations caused by new COVID-19 restrictions. A spokesperson from the University told Cherwell “As per our communications at the end of Michaelmas term, students will receive an update about examinations in the near future. The current position related to exams, and academic impacts are outlined on the teaching and learning and FAQ pages of the University coronavirus website.” Protecting the academic standards and integrity of the degrees awarded by universities was also used to justify the decision. However, the statement listed measures that universities are taking to support students, including special considerations for extenuating circumstances and extending deadlines. “Our universities will continue to work in partnership with our students to review our approach to mitigation measures and make any necessary changes to ensure these are as effective, compassionate and empathetic as they can be, and that they recognise the challenges faced by all students and the exceptionally difficult circumstances that some students are facing this year.” the statement continues. The Russell Group says they are confident that the measures universities have implemented to allow students to continue their degrees remotely will be sufficient to allow students to be assessed fairly. As a result, safely nets and no detriment policies will not be in place. The statement describes these as “emergency measures” which would not be “necessary or appropriate” for the 2020/21 academic year, and that the lack of pre-pandemic benchmark data would make assessing many students algorithmically impossible.center_img The full statement from the Russell Group can be found here. Image: Steve Cadman/ C.C. 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons The statement comes after soaring COVID-19 infection rates caused Prime Minister Boris Johnson to impose a new nationwide lockdown. University students have had in-person teaching suspended until at least mid February, unless they are studying a small number of approved subjects including medicine, education and veterinary science.last_img read more

Electron Welcomes Former Biscuits Drummer, Covers Pink Floyd At Brooklyn Bowl

first_imgElectron finished off the second of a sold out two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night and didn’t hold back any punches. As was previously announced, the group decided to finish off the run with a “Fearless” set, paying tribute to Pink Floyd (an idea the band also pulled off extremely well on Jam Cruise about two months ago).While the Floyd set was highly anticipated, the knockout punch came the day before with rumors swirling around of a sit-in from original The Disco Biscuits drummer Sammy “The. Dr.” Altman. The special guest was announced several hours before Saturday’s show in a social media post from bassist Marc Brownstein, which featured both he and Altman in a photo together. Tom Hamilton’s American Babies served up an opening set that drew upon Babies standards, some new hits from their latest album An Epic Battle Between Light and Dark, as well as a crowd-pleasing performance of Brothers Past number “State Police”.Tom Hamilton Talks Almost Dead, American Babies & An Epic Battle Between Light And DarkThe first set started off with the core four of Brownstein, Hamilton, Magner and Greenfield on drums for a rare “Plan B” opener. Getting off to a solid start, the group followed that up with sing-along laden “The City,” which segued into a monster “Kamaole Sands,” which saw Tom Hamilton take the lead on and show why he is one of the most talented players in the jam scene today.Coming out of “Kamaole”, the band had a nice tease of Michael Jackson‘s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” that led into a filthy “Rock Candy”, which saw the emergence (and rather sneakily at that) of The Doctor. As those of us in attendance witnessed the hand-off of the sticks, a raucous “SAMMY!” chant ensued, and all players quickly locked in for an epic dirty dance party that consisted of the end of “Rock Candy” into an inverted “Confrontation” into “Run Like Hell” (ending only) to close out the first set. As a fan, you live for moments like this; and the fact that Sammy can still lock in and drive the jams really was the icing on the cake.After a disco-driven set break from Wyllys, Electron emerged for the Pink Floyd set with American Babies guitarist Justin Mazer in tow (if you don’t know Mazer, see Leroy Justice please). While the Floyd set was dubbed “Fearless”, it was also rather Flawless. While many of the renditions of Floyd songs saw the band stay fairly tried and true, with a touch of that Electron flair, the “Run Like Hell > Dogs > Another Brick in the Wall > Dogs” segment was absolute bonkers and truly was the highlight of the set, as the group opened things up and took to a whole other level. Electron has traditionally ended their shows with a nod to Floyd, but this full set showcased their penchant to truly draw on the psychedelic spirit of the legendary act. If they happen to do this again, don’t sleep on it.Check out photos from both nights, courtesy of Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography (Night One) and Scott Harris Photo (Night Two), below. Setlist can be seen below as well.Setlist: Electron at the Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY – 3/12/16I: Plan B, The City-> Kamaole Sands-> Rock Candy (w/ Sam Altman drummer switch)-> Confrontation (inverted, with Sam Altman)-> Run Like Hell (ending only, with Sam Altman)II: Breathe, Fearless, Money, Hey You, In the Flesh-> Run Like Hell-> Dogs-> Another Brick in the Wall-> Dogs, Comfortably Numb, Mother, Us & Them-> Any Colour You Like-> Brain Damage-> EclipseE: Little Lai Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Jim Parsons Discusses His Heavenly B’way Return in An Act of God

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 2, 2015 Jim Parsons is allowing the Man Upstairs to take his form at Studio 54 in An Act of God. The Emmy winner recently sat down with The Today Show’s Willie Geist to discuss his divine return to Broadway and his God-given gifts that have led to this new role. “They picked me particularly for the personality that He had blessed me with,” he quips. “Winning, likeable and I have an off-beat sense of charm.” But enough praise for the actor; the biggest blessing is the chance to be the Heavenly Father for 90 minutes at a time: “Playing God, as strange as this might sound, it’s always a great show.” An Act of God, written by, well, God (and David Javerbaum), opens officially on May 28. Related Shows View Comments An Act of Godlast_img read more

Heathy Homes

first_imgA Healthy Homes Practitioners course will be offered by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension July 14 – 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Athens, Ga. The program will be presented through a partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing. Public health and housing practitioners can attend the course to learn how to promote practical and cost-effective methods for making homes healthier. The training will cover how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. This course complements hazard-specific training in lead-based paint, radon, mold, pests and asbestos. It will identify the root causes of health problems in homes.The course costs $100 and the deadline to register is July 1. To register, go to the website www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/housing/training/healthy_home.phpFor an additional fee, participants can take the Healthy Home Specialist Credential exam at the end of the course. For more information on the exam, contact Heidi Shaw at the National Environmental Health Association at (303) 756-9090 ext. 339, or [email protected]last_img read more

Gear Made in the Blue Ridge

first_imgPrintYou don’t have to travel far to find finely crafted outdoor equipment that stands up to the highest standards. Here are a few of the many manufacturers producing high-quality gear right here in the Blue Ridge.1. Bedrock Sandals Huaraches When Dan Opalacz and Nick Pence met each other in the AmeriCorps program several years ago, they were both into the growing barefoot running movement. Seeking freedom and simplicity, they eventually landed on huaraches, the traditional Mexican running sandal. The two friends decided to create a prototype: a slip-on huarache design with a buckle and some climbing straps and Bedrock Sandals was born. Today, Bedrocks are made with military grade parachute straps, thermo-plastic buckles, and a recycled bike tube heel strap.$54; bedrocksandals.com2. SMAX Bros. Duffle BagsEver wonder what those huge roadside billboard signs are made of or what happens to old ones? Roswell, Ga. brothers Sam and Max Ovett did, and when they found out the signs were made from giant sheets of heavy duty vinyl, they decided to do something about what happens to them. Sam and Max began procuring used billboards and using some previous sewing experience, turned them into cavernous 105-liter, heavy-duty duffle bags for their kayaking gear. Because of the repurposed material, no two SMAX Bros. bags are the same and each can be considered a piece of art. The bag you receive depends on the color and pattern of the latest billboard the brothers can get their hands on.$125; smaxbros.com3. Recover Brands Recover TeeRecover co-founder Bill Johnston wants you to think about where your clothing came from.Recover garments are made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled cotton from the cutting room floor. The two are then sorted by color and blended to make a new fiber and sewn into garments. The whole process takes place in North Carolina and cuts greenhouse gas emissions 35 percent and energy consumption by 66 percent, making them both eco-friendly and affordable. Recover also provides their garments wholesale for eco-friendly companies and leads local river cleanups.$18; recoverbrands.com4. Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Ultra Lightweight ShelterThere were only a few ultra-lite manufacturers in the game 10 years ago when Ron Bell began to make super lightweight shelters out of his garage in Roanoke, Va. Mountain Laurel Designs now produces a wide range of shelters, bivies, packs, sleeping pads, and accessories for the ultra lightweight hiking community – Bell claims 25 percent of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers carry a piece of his gear. The MLD flagship is the award-winning TrailStar; a five-sided, two-man shelter that weighs in at a scant 17 ounces. Made with no zippers or doors and pitched at a low angle, the TrailStar sheds the harshest wind, rain, and snow.$185; mountainlaureldesigns.com5. Oyster Fly Rods Handmade Bamboo Fly RodBill Oyster’s career as a maker of fine bamboo fly rods happened almost by chance. When a crash wrecked his pro cycling career, Oyster turned to fly fishing, and became fascinated with crafting bamboo fly rods. His made-to-order rods are now scattered across the U.S. and the globe, including custom builds for President Jimmy Carter. From his studio in Blue Ridge, Ga., Oyster handcrafts and hand-engraves rods that can take anywhere from 40 to 200 hours to make. Your finished rod will have the classic smooth action of bamboo, but with the added touch of being a handmade work of art.$2,300; oysterbamboo.com6. Polarmax Comp 4 Men’s CrewFor 25 years, Polarmax has been an industry leader in next-to-skin apparel based out of Candor, North Carolina. Every one of their base layers bears the Made in the U.S.A. label. Even better, their operations are one of the greenest: they recycle most of their yarns and fibers and concentrate all of their production and shipping in the same Carolina headquarters. So you can feel good about feeling good in your Polarmax base layers. The Comp 4 Men’s Crew is the warmest base layer on the market. Made from a comfy blend of high-performance polyester and Spandex, Comp 4 Tech Fleece provides maximum mobility, enhanced breathability and moisture-wicking comfort in extreme conditions.$40. polarmax.comlast_img read more

NAFCU eyed FISCUs as potential members for nearly a decade

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Lisa FreemanNAFCU officials say that they have been contemplating allowing federally insured, state-chartered, credit unions into the trade group for nearly a decade.The move is hardly a whim of the moment, according to Ed Templeton, chair of NAFCU’s board of directors. Templeton, told Credit Union Journal Tuesday that discussions related to opening membership up to FISCUs began as far back as nine years ago.The Arlington, Va.-based trade group announced at the opening of its annual convention in Montreal that it had changed its bylaws to expand membership to nearly all CUs in the nation.FISCUs will be able to join as associate members, which means they’ll have full access to everything NAFCU has to offer. There are more than 2,500 state-chartered CUs, 95% of which are federally insured, according to the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS). continue reading »last_img read more

Beautifully renovated home on the market in Mount Gravatt East

first_img10 Greycliffe St, Mount Gravatt East will go under the hammer on February 18MATT Whittaker and Amara Bains have transformed their three-bedroom Mount Gravatt East home and now they are ready to pass it on to a new owner. The couple bought the property at 10 Greycliffe St in 2012 with an aim to renovate. “It was in a terrible condition,” Mr Whittaker said. “But it was in a great location and on a great street. You could see the house had great bones. And it was a good price.” The bathroom at 10 Greycliffe St, Mt Gravatt EastThe open plan area opens to a wraparound deck, where the couple like to entertain. Downstairs, the garage was converted into a rumpus room and a separate multipurpose room, and there is still undercover parking for two cars. Mr Whittaker said he and Ms Bains were selling to move to the coast.“I’ll miss the location,” he said. “The city isn’t far away and the neighbours are great. It’s an amazing area and very quiet.” The Mount Gravatt East property is being marketed by Grant Boman from Ray White Mt Gravatt and will be auctioned on Saturday, February 18 at 1.30pm. “The level of this quality custom renovation is unparalleled in the Mount Gravatt East area,” he said. The kitchen at 10 Greycliffe St, Mt Gravatt EastWith the help of their neighbour and builder, Chris Fysentzou from Zou Build Constructions, the couple overhauled the home. “We did a lot of research and Amara and I designed what we wanted,” Mr Whittaker said. At the heart of the renovated and extended home is the open plan kitchen, living and dining area. Being a chef, Mr Whittaker said the kitchen was his favourite part of the property. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“We designed it to be easy to cook in,” he said. “The quality Ness appliances include a combination oven, a steam oven, an induction cooktop and dishwasher.“There’s also an Italian range hook, which looks like a feature lampshade.“The benchtops are concrete and the sink is concrete as well.”last_img read more

Kenmore home, rumoured to be originally owned by Greg Chappell, hits the market

first_imgThe main bedroom is massive.Mr Corroy said he and Mr Clark had enjoyed the local walking tracks and parks, such as Rafting Ground Reserve.“It’s a beautiful spot for walking the dogs, two little west highland terries called Snowie and Angus, and the occasional picnic.” This is where the couple like to entertain.Mr Corroy said the house was part of a subdivision of farm land owned by Wallace Bishop.“You can still see the original homestead up on the hill,” he said.“Even when we were diving the vegie garden, we found a couple of horseshoes, which we’ve kept.” The house at 5 Delphin St, Kenmore, is for sale.NESTLED in a quiet pocket of Kenmore is the house that Laurent Corroy and Michael Clark have called home for the past three yeas.Mr Corroy said they had always enjoyed the Kenmore area but had never realised the part of the suburb where their house at 5 Delphin St is, existed. Inside the house was renovated before they moved in.He said the house was recently renovated when they moved in, but they had spent a lot of time landscaping.“We’ve put in a vegie garden, ornamental gardens and a nice sitting area,” he said.“We love the outdoor entertainment area the most.“It goes onto the pool area and its north facing so it’s beautiful weather all year round.”center_img Imagine relaxing by the resort-style pool.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“Greg Chapell was apparently the first family in this house.“We’ve appreciated knowing the history of the property, as it gives you a greater sense of connection to the home.” The outdoor entertainment area is one of Mr Corroy and Mr Clark’s favourite spaces.“We’d also driven by and never knew all these houses were actually here,” Mr Corroy said.“It’s a lovely little pocket of homes (and) as soon as we’d moved in, all the neighbours had come to introduce themselves.”Mr Corroy said some of his neighbours had lived in the street since it was developed in the 1970s and said his house once belonged to cricket great Greg Chappell.last_img read more