Modernisation Fund distribution plans revealed

first_imgModernisation Fund distribution plans revealed Howard Lake | 23 October 2005 | News Tagged with: Ireland Application is through an open two stage process. Applicants will initially be invited to submit a concise expression of interest after which successful expressions of interest will be asked to submit a full application for appraisal. An unusual aspect of this process will be the requirement in advance to get the endorsement of the government department responsible for the service or activity delivered. It appears that the fund will be open very shortly, with the draft guidelines indicating applications by the end of October. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The government fund worth £18 million to assist the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland to modernise has produced draft guidelines. The Modernisation Fund has been established to provide resources above normal funding mechanisms to help promote modernization and change within the voluntary and community sector and to enhance the capacity of the sector to deliver services. The draft guidelines produced by the Department of Social Development indicate that the fund will only support those organizations which are already directly involved in delivering services. One element of the fund will distribute £3 million towards ‘innovation, organizational restructuring, joint working, partnerships or mergers and improving governance. The remaining £15 million pounds will be directed at improving service delivery through physical infrastructure with a particular priority on services in support of children and on improving accessibility to services. There is no funding limit for projects and while the funds will be distributed over three years the government is clear they do not want to ‘create a resource trail.’ In other words, they do want long term funding commitments and all initiatives have to be one-off. Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Rio+20: Rio Airspace Operates with Areas Restricted by the Brazilian Air Force

first_img The security plan also includes units especially trained to act, prevent, and react to terrorist attacks. There is also a contingent to take action with regard to chemical and bacteriological defense. In the event of a possible air attack or the entrance into the airspace of any unauthorized aircraft, the aircraft may be shot down by Super Tucano or F-5N fighter planes. In that extreme case, authorization will be given by President Dilma Rousseff. Rio+20 Security Plan The system also includes the participation of 13 ministries and 26 public entities. For this purpose, the federal, state, and municipal governments have invested 132.8 million reais (US $ 64.5 million), 90 million (US $43.7 million) of which corresponds to the Armed Forces. An example of this investment was made at Riocentro to enable the conference participants to have free internet available, with 30,000 instances of access expected a day. The Military personnel deployed belong to the Navy, the Army, and the Air Force. The Military Police will have 2,500 personnel available every day during the event and 1,000 municipal guards. The Federal Police will have 1,400 inspectors and officers available. At Riocentro, the Cybernetic Defense Center has installed infrastructure to protect the telecommunications system from possible attacks by hackers. In this area alone, 20 million reais (US $9.7 million) have been invested. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has announced the schedule for restrictions and even prohibitions on flights over some areas of the city of Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20. The measure is part of the security plan established by the Ministry of Defense, developed by the Joint General Staff of the Brazilian Armed Forces (EMCFA), and executed by the Eastern Military Command, with the participation of the country’s Marine, Army, and Air Force units. By Dialogo June 15, 2012 Starting June 20, when the high-level segment of the conference takes place, and for which the presence of various heads of state and government from United Nations member countries is expected, the airspace rules will be stricter. F-5EM and A-29 Super Tucano fighter planes, in addition to H-60 Blackhawk and AH-2 Sabre helicopters, will remain on standby to defend the airspace. These aircraft are ready to intercept and even to force the landing of any flight that fails to comply with the instructions of air-traffic controllers. At the same time, Military personnel are patrolling the Rio state capital’s coastline, by sea and by land, with the support of the Military and Civil Police, as well as the areas near the hotels in Zona Sul and Aterro do Flamengo. The Military will remain deployed in the Rio metropolitan region until June 29. The Navy will contribute to Rio+20 security through the 1st Naval District. It will deploy 3,200 Military personnel, 26 small vessels (patrol ships, tugboats, and speedboats), and two medium-sized ships (one frigate and one corvette) in charge of maritime control, as well as six aircraft.last_img read more

Man wanted for shooting at police in North Carolina fatally shot in Miami

first_imgAuthorities in Miami are reporting that a fugitive from North Carolina was shot and killed by police in Miami after he reportedly opened fire on officers.The incident occurred on Saturday after authorities tracked down the suspect to a house on the 25500 block of Southwest 147th Avenue, according to the Miami Herald.Authorities say the suspect barricaded himself inside of the home and refused to surrender even after hours of negotiations.Officers eventually made the decision to enter the home and that’s when the suspected opened fire on them.One officer was shot in his bulletproof vest but was not seriously injured. The suspect was then fatally shot by police.Police did not provide any details regarding the suspect’s identity other than that the suspect was 56-years-old, however, other sources say the wanted suspect may have been James Justin Munro.last_img read more

England field four new caps for Boys Home Internationals

first_img31 Jul 2014 England field four new caps for Boys Home Internationals England has included four new caps in its squad for the Boys Home Internationals being played at Western Gailes in Scotland on 5th – 7th August. The newcomers, all having been capped at under 16 level, are Harry Hall (West Cornwall), Matty Lamb (Hexham, Northumberland), Jamie Li (Bath, Somerset) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire). The members of the six-strong side that finished fourth in the recent European Boys Team Championships in Oslo are also included, Jamie Dick (Forest Hills, Gloucestershire), Haydn McCullen (Delamere Forest, Cheshire), Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire), Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex), Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak, Dorset) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire) while Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland) completes the line-up. McCullen, Moore, Penge and Singh Brar were members of the England side that finished second behind the winners, Ireland, in last year’s event at Forest Pines in Lincolnshire. Hall, who will celebrate his 17th birthday on 6th August, won the Welsh Youths Open Championship earlier this year. He was also represented England Golf in the Irish Boys Open and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, finishing equal eighth in the latter. Lamb, 16, finished runner-up in this year’s Fairhaven Trophy and equal fourth in the English under 16 Championship for the McGregor Trophy. A former winner of the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, he also finished fifth in the McEvoy Trophy. Li (image copyright Leaderboard Phtography), 17, lost a three-way playoff for the Carris Trophy, the English Boys under 18 Championship, last year when he also finished equal fourth in the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship in Portugal. This year, he has finished tied sixth in the McEvoy Trophy and seventh in the Fairhaven Trophy. Thomson, 18, is a former North of England under 16 champion who helped Yorkshire win the Boys County Finals in 2012, winning four of his five games. He finished third in the 2013 Fairhaven Trophy and third in this year’s Darwin Salver. Also in 2014 he has represented England Golf in the German Boys, Irish Boys and Dutch Junior Opens. Dick, 18, earned his first boys cap in the recent European Boys Team Championships having won this year’s Darwin Salver and lost a playoff for the Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship. He also finished equal fourth in the Welsh Youths Open Championship and represented England Golf in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. McCullen, who will turn 18 the day after the internationals, is the English boy champion following his playoff victory over Moore in the recent Carris Trophy at Moor Park. Last year’s Lancashire County and boy champion, he was a member of the Lancashire team that won the Men’s County Finals at Minchinhampton, while this year he has also won the McEvoy Trophy. Moore, 16, has been highly successful in recent years. He won the English Boys under 14 Championship in 2011, finished second in the under 16 championship last year and lost the playoff to McCullen for the 2014 under 18 title. In 2013 he won the McEvoy Trophy and the European Young Masters and was a semi-finalist in the British Boys. This year he has won the Irish Boys Open, finished runner-up in the McEvoy ad well as the Carris Trophy. Penge, 16, was England under 15 and under 16 champion in 2013 and has won the Fairhaven Trophy for the past two years. He became a boy cap last year when he also won the Douglas Johns Trophy and was fourth in the European Young Masters. This year he has finished runner-up in the Darwin Salver, tied third in the McEvoy Trophy and equal fourth in defending his English under 16 title. Singh Brar, 17, a boy international for the past three years, enjoyed a successful 2013 in which he won the Berkhamsted Trophy, the South of England Boys and the under 17 title at the Irish Boys Open. He also finished runner-up in the Duke of York Young Champions and the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship. This year he finished tied fourth in defence of the Berkhamsted Trophy and equal eighth in the Darwin Salver. Storey, 18, the English under 16 champion in 2012, has just won the Northumberland County Championship. Last year, when he earned his first boy cap, he finished third in the South of England Boys while in 2014 he has finished equal sixth in the McEvoy Trophy and was a member of the trio that finished second in the Carris Trophy Nations Cup. Turner, 18, has also been a boy cap for the past three years. A former Lincolnshire boy champion, in 2013 he won the Bernard Darwin Salver and the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship and finished runner-up in the McEvoy Trophy. This year, he reached the last 32 of the Amateur Championship and finished sixth in the Darwin Salver during which he had a hole-in-one. England has claimed 18 victories in the Boys Home Internationals, losing the title to Ireland last year having been champions for the previous two years.last_img read more

Cats finish seventh at UBC Okanagan; Salmo Falcons take Gold Division

first_imgThird-ranked Mount Sentinel held their own in finishing seventh at the UBC Okanagan Heat High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.Eighth-ranked College Heights of Prince George defeated the Wildcats 22-25, 26-24, 12-15 in the battle for fifth spot.”The big lesson learned is that against the best in the province ‘there are no nap times’,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.”Each time we lost focus we got beat up.”The Wildcats opened the 48-team tournament losing to Kelowna Secondary (2-0), Handsworth of North Vancouver (2-0) and Vernon’s Kalamalka (2-1).”Although we were 0-3 it is a bit misleading because we were playing in tier 1 (top 12 teams in the tournament) in a field of 48 teams,” Moreira explained.Saturday, the Cats were able to rebound during the playoff round pulling the upset with a 25-21, 25-23 straight set win over fourth-ranked 4A South Kamloops.”It was clear from the beginning of the match that we were intent in competing from beginning to the end,” said Moreira. “We served tough, passed well and we caught them napping.”In quarterfinal play the Cats lost 25-16, 25-15 to a strong Elphinstone team.Mount Sentinel returns to Kelowna Friday to compete in the Best in the West tournament.Falcons top Gold Division at UBC-OThe Salmo Falcons knocked off Summerland in straight sets to claim the Division title at the UBC Okanagan Heat High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.The Falcons won the championship in straight sets 25-22, 26-24.J.V. Humphries of Kaslo finished fifth by stopping Pleasant Valley of Armstrong 25-13, 25-20.J.Lloyd Crowe of Trail lost to Summerland in the semi final round.Bombers ninth in Blue DivisionThe L.V. Rogers Bombers finished tied for ninth in the Blue Division of the the UBC Okanagan Heat High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.LVR suffered losses to George Elliott of Winfield and Chestemere in consolation round play.last_img read more

Del Norte sweeps Arcata in crucial Big 5 game

first_imgCRESCENT CITY >> Kaleya Sanchez recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs, as the Del Norte Warriors took sole possession of first place in the Big 5 with a 25-13, 25-19, 25-16 victory over the Arcata Tigers in Crescent City, Thursday evening.The tone was set for the evening during warm-ups, as a lackadaisical home team was given a stern message prior to the first ball of the opening set being served.“We had a terrible warm-up, and I told the team they’d better figure out what was …last_img

A home run? Not quite. Lots of hurdles before the A’s new ballpark rises at Howard Terminal

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device — There is no Coliseum BART train, no walkway over Damon Slough, no parking or tailgating in A Lot or B Lot. The new path to catch Oakland A’s games is a short walk along a place called “Athletics’ Way” to Howard Terminal.But how long will it really take before fans can make their way into the team’s new waterfront home? As the A’s move to build a stadium near Jack London Square, which they hope …last_img

Hope through hockey in Diepsloot

first_imgMalele is currently a level-one coach and his goal is to reach level six, the highest grading. He also hopes to send some of the older players on umpiring and coaching courses. A chance meeting with University of Johannesburg (UJ) Sport’s Siobhan Brown at a counselling course in 2008 saw the tertiary institution take up his cause. “Thanks to media reports about violence, people don’t want to set foot in Diepsloot, but the UJ people came,” said Malele. “I thank God for everything. He’s the only one keeping my projects going.” Two of his biggest success stories are Shirley Machaba and Kabelo Motsatsi, who have both qualified for the Southern Gauteng under-18 sides on a number of occasions. Motsatsi now plays for the Beaulieu College men’s side and is coached by former Olympic hockey player Allistar Fredericks. He believes it helps them avoid the peer pressures and socio-economic pitfalls plaguing his impoverished community. Starting with half a dozen youngsters in 2001, the unemployed Johannesburg resident now has over 150 players in nine teams. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Academic support programmes The Silver Stars project was also the runner-up in last year’s Murray & Roberts Jack Cheetham Memorial Award for development teams. The financial windfall from this prize has helped to pay for development clinics, transport and other expenditures. Where many see a future as barren as the dusty ground on which his teams practise, Diepsloot hockey coach Silver Malele sees hope. They were and interest grew steadily. “On Saturdays, we play round-robin tournaments and the older teams have league fixtures,” he said. “Sometimes I’m out at 6am and only get home at midnight.” Malele’s Silver Stars development project in the Johannesburg township, on the northern fringes of affluent Sandton, is giving youngsters from the ages of seven to 17 something positive to focus their energies on. He said that he has seen significant changes in the children who come from far-flung areas. “They are often in different schools, but, when they are together at Silver Stars, they have the opportunity to make friends and teach and support each other. UJ Hockey’s Elize le Roux said the university helped with equipment and clinics, assisted in Malele’s development and also with applications for sponsorships, government grants and national lottery funding. But the deep-seated love of the game returned decades later when he decided to do something positive for his community. “As Africans we are just focused on soccer,” he said. “So I thought let me do something different and see if the kids would be interested.” The 42-year-old Malele’s passion for hockey started in the late seventies, when he learned the game at Witkoppen School in the Fourways area of Johannesburg. After leaving school, he quit the sport on principle. “In those days there was no good treatment,” he said. “We need to attend more clinics so that we can move forward,” he said. According to Le Roux, UJ is busy developing academic support programmes to assist Malele’s younger players in qualifying for university acceptance in the future. 23 September 2011 Malele has applied for various jobs over the years, but fears that finding permanent employment will mean the end of Silver Stars. “I do this out of love,” he said. Dedicated hockey academy “That’s what I like to see,” he said. Malele’s ultimate goal is to have a dedicated academy in Diepsloot, and is a little closer to achieving this thanks to the University of Johannesburg’s hockey club. He hopes that every child who has been isolated from sport will be able to one day join a team and get a sporting chance. “Playing in tournaments gets them away from all the cruel things that just traumatise and stress them,” he said. Malele also runs a community food garden and counselling and support groups for HIV/Aids patients and their families at the Diepsloot South Clinic. “We don’t have an astroturf or even grass, just bare ground,” said Malele, who was named Volunteer of the Year at the recent South African Sports Awards. “The fact that boys and girls have been developed to provincial level on that rocky piece of land, you just wouldn’t believe it.”last_img read more

Ginger beer-making entrepreneurs share some marketing secrets

first_imgMosibudi Makgato and Rosemary Padi, founders of YaMama Gemmer, plan to distribute their traditional ginger beer internationally. They created the ginger beer of YaMama Gemmer from a family recipe.Mosibudi Makgato and Rosemary Padi, founders of YaMama Gemmer, want to distribute their traditional ginger beer internationally. “Our product must be something that is on tourists’ list to get whenever they come to South Africa.” (Image: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanSocial media was the number one marketing tool to get a traditional South African product into the hands of more customers, said the founders of YaMama Gemmer. Rosemary Padi and her sister, Mosibudi Makgato, created the ginger beer of YaMama Gemmer from a family recipe.The two recently took part in the Japan Summit in Johannesburg, where they got a chance to give the ambassador of Japan and other delegates a taste of their signature product.Digital transformation is neededThe National Small Business Chamber survey found that 43% of small business owners struggled with the sales and marketing of their businesses.The chamber’s Mike Anderson said that more than more than 10,000 small business owners took part in the survey, which was released last year. He urged entrepreneurs to become rainmakers. “Give your business a digital transformation. Be brutal on money.”Makgato and Padi are not afraid to take their marketing to social media. Makgato said people tagged them in images on Instagram whenever they were drinking YaMama Gemmer. “Someone tagged us in an image showing they’re having the drink with cereal,” she said. “Instagram is a beautiful platform for us.”Neighbourhood markets were also a good way to get more sales. “We also exhibit at a lot of expos. We work closely with Proudly South African and that’s how we find out about the expos.”The @YaMamaGemmer stand looks so good, waiting for their slush puppy #MakhelwaneFest #VayaSoweto @visitgauteng #TravelMassiveJHB pic.twitter.com/2DAmkLIDbu— PULY (@PulyBeast) December 2, 2016The beginningIt all started with their mother, Mmapula Makgato, who was always asked to make ginger beer for functions. “When there’s a function, everyone asks certain people to do certain things.“We know who does it best so we stick to a certain person making that thing at a family gathering. I won’t ask my sister to make salad, because I know it’s not her strongpoint,” said Padi.The skill of making products such as ginger beer was dying. Many of the older women who used to make it, no longer have the physical strength needed to produce it, explained Padi. This opened a market for them to produce and sell their family recipe.Their researchBoth Padi and Makgato were working full time in the corporate world when they started YaMama Gemmer. They started with research first.According to Makgato, there were a lot of products on the market that were close to ginger beer. There was also several synthetic products that claimed to be ginger beer. “A lot of people had bad experiences with these products.”For example, people complained of getting heartburn.“We then had to educate people about our product. We told them that it was a natural product,” she said. “Since we started we have never had bad experiences. Clients who complained about the bad experiences with other products, came back to us with positive feedback.”Makgato said that they also talk to people about health concerns, especially diabetes. “We talk about the amount of sugar that is in our ginger beer versus in other drinks. Other drinks have more sugar in them, which may be harmful. Our drink does not have preservatives in it.”They did not only learn about market research; they also learned about the different sugars that went into the drink as well as food safety and complying to certain standards, said Makgato.They were continuously learning new things. “Things change – so we have to keep up with the local as well as international trends.” Last year, for example, they rebranded YaMama Gemmer so its label would be suitable for an international market.Taking the leapYaMama is sold as a concentrated drink and as ready-made bottles. (Image: Melissa Javan)In August 2014, Padi quit her corporate job in the information technology industry and went to work on YaMama full-time with an assistant.YaMama’s shop opened last year in Randburg, Johannesburg and the factory has been running since November 2015 at the Riversands Incubation Hub in Midrand. YaMama Gemmer now employs five people.YaMama Gemmer is distributed to Soweto, Vosloorus and Lesotho, among others, and the sisters are planning to expand the business outside the country.Watch Rosemary Padi and Mosibudi Makgato talk about how people responded to their leaving their corporate jobs to start their own ginger beer-making business:Working togetherThe sisters said that it was great to work together. “We are best friends,” said Padi, referring to her father’s belief that family relationships laid a foundation. “He said that we must make friends at home first.“We know each other’s strengths and we capitalise on these. So each of us can deal with pressures and situations differently.”Makgato added: “It helps us to go about business because we know each other’s strengths. For instance, if it’s a situation where someone has to be firm, I’ll come in. When it’s a merry situation, (my sister) comes in.”Padi agreed. “I’m the people pleaser. I’m much more patient than Makgato is.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

File Sharers, Get Ready For Copyright Violation Warnings

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#copyright#web john paul titlow Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… After a series of delays, the Center for Copyright Information’s “six strikes” anti-piracy scheme has a launch date. Starting on November 28, AT&T, Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon will start sending out warnings to users who download copyrighted material without authorization. But don’t quit those Torrent networks just yet.The CCI is a partnership between the Recording Industry Association of America, Motion Picture Association of America, and the major Internet service providers in the U.S. Under the group’s Copyright Alert System, Internet users who download unauthorized material will receive a series of messages explaining that it’s illegal to do so and encouraging them to stop. Initial concerns that the system could lead to users being cut off from the Internet appear to be unfounded. It’s really about educating (okay, scaring) people rather than punishing them. “Alerts will be non-punitive and progressive in nature,” reads the CCI’s website. “Successive alerts will reinforce the seriousness of the copyright infringement and inform the recipient how to address the activity that is precipitating the alerts.”After six warnings, the provider may mete out penalties, although it’s not entirely clear what those would be. Slowing down, or throttling, customers’ Internet connections is apparently on the table, but users won’t be kicked offline permanently, according to the CCI. The most egregious offenders would be deemed “unreachable” by the program and subsequently ignored, according to TorrentFreak.  From the look of it, the system is largely toothless. While it might not stop hardcore copyright violators, though, receiving a scary-sounding warning from a service provider might be enough to stop casual downloaders in their tracks. If all goes according to the CCI’s plan, that may lead to a substantial decrease in copyright infringement overall.The system will arrive at a pivotal moment in what are often referred to as the Copyright Wars. Earlier this year, big content’s fight against piracy began to resemble literal warfare when New Zealand police raided the mansion of  Kim Dotcom. The Megaupload founder will stand trial for copyright infringement and related charges next year, but isn’t wasting anytime trying to get his latest venture – a music service called Megabox – off the ground. Dotcom’s arrest came within days of another watershed moment in the Copyright Wars. After overwhelming opposition from tech companies and the public, the controversial anti-piracy legislation known as SOPA and PIPA were effectively killed after losing support in the U.S. Congress. The Copyright Alert System is the latest weapon in the content industry’s war on piracy, having failed on the legislative front and gotten nowhere by suing consumers directly. With the CAS, they’re taking a decidedly less draconian approach, hoping to scare enough people away from illegal downloading to make a difference. Whatever the results are, they will no doubt help inform the next phase of this battle, which is inevitably on the horizon.   8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more