DISNEY’S TANGLED TOPS UK BOX OFFICE

first_imgWednesday 2 February 2011 7:44 pm DISNEY’S TANGLED TOPS UK BOX OFFICE KCS-content NEW Disney film Tangled has ended the three-week reign of The King’s Speech at the top of the UK box office. The animated adaptation of Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, took £5.1m in its opening weekend, pushing The King’s Speech into second place. whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com last_img read more

Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) 2015 Presentation

first_imgPretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw)  2015 presentation Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Seminary of the Southwest welcomes new faculty member

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Sep 9, 2014 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Theological Education Tags Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest welcomes new faculty member The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Dr. Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski[Seminary of the Southwest] The Seminary of the Southwest officially welcomed its newest member of the faculty, Dr. Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski, who joined the community at Seminary of the Southwest this fall after serving on the faculty at Church Divinity School of the Pacific since 2005. Academic Dean Scott Bader-Saye installed Joslyn-Siemiatkoski as the Duncalf-Villavaso associate professor of church history at the seminary’s Matriculation Evensong on September 7.Dr. Joslyn-Siemiatkoski’s areas of interest include Jewish-Christian history, the history of Anglican ecclesiology, and contemporary interfaith dialogue. Earlier this summer, he participated as a fellow in the Christian Leadership Initiative in Jerusalem sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and the Shalom Hartman Institute.He is the author of Christian Memories of the Maccabean Martyrs and is currently working on A Christian Commentary of Mishnah Avot. He has published in journals such as Anglican Theological Review and Anglican and Episcopal History.  Dr. Joslyn-Siemiatkoski will teach History of Christianity I and II and offer electives in his areas of expertise. Dan and his wife Jennifer have two children. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA People, Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

Washington National Cathedral Phase I earthquake repairs completed

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA March 14, 2015 at 11:55 am In Praise of the Lord makes each Cathedral…. for God is LoveIn our prayers if we lie flat we see God made the earth for us to be from Himif we touch our foreheads to the ground we see God is greater than all imaginaitonif we stand nodding we see God says “yes” to all our prayersif we put our hands together we see God wants to be embracedif we genuflect we see God wants our hearts to soarif we dance we see God reveals Himself for joybe all manner of prayer the Truth isGod is Love for all…. God Bless all. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Photo: Washington National Cathedral[Washington National Cathedral] Washington National Cathedral has announced the completion of Phase I repairs in its ongoing earthquake restoration work.The August 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the cathedral and caused approximately $32 million in damage. The seismic event rotated pinnacles, cracked mortar, chipped and cracked limestone, and briefly took flying buttresses out of compression. Following an initial stabilization, the cathedral reopened after 12 weeks.In the months following, some damaged areas were disassembled and an extensive network of stabilization scaffolding was erected to secure structures and provide access for examination and formulation of plans for repair and reinforcement.Photo: Washington National CathedralPhase I repairs began in March 2014 and addressed the interior high ceiling of the nave and restoration of the six flying buttresses around the apse, or east end of the cathedral. The nave vaulting and windows were inspected, cleaned, and repaired. Akoustolith tile were secured and sealed. Decades of dirt were carefully removed, and failed caulking was replaced.When the six apse buttresses lost compression during the quake, a few stones slipped out of position, leaving visible gaps in the buttresses, while other stones fractured, sending chunks of stone to the ground below. Restoration work filled the voids, replaced the broken stones with Dutchmen repairs, and reinforced the flyers with stainless steel rods and grout to ensure better performance in any future seismic event.This week, the final interior scaffolding is being removed.“The view of the fully restored nave is breathtaking, and all that the cathedral does in this space has a feeling of openness and vitality—as well as improved acoustics and inspiration with the return of views of the clerestory windows and the boss stones, now cleaned for the first time ever,” according to a cathedral press release. “The cathedral is extremely grateful for the support that has made this work possible and the diligent work of Davis Construction and Lorton Stone to return the building to its former glory.”The remaining work — approximately 85 percent of the exterior work — awaits funding from individuals and institutions. The work will likely take years, even a decade, to complete and will cost $22 million or more. This work includes the central tower grand pinnacles, the engaged buttresses on the length of the nave, the exterior stonework on the transepts, and the pinnacles on the west towers.The full cathedral press release and a restoration image gallery are available here. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Feb 20, 2015 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (2) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Washington National Cathedral Phase I earthquake repairs completed Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Rev. Fred Fenton says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group February 20, 2015 at 10:58 pm Very glad to know this important first step has been accomplished. The National Cathedral has an important role in the life of the nation’s capital. It needs to be fully restored. Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Stewart David Wigdor says: Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

Deadline to register to vote is tomorrow

first_img October 12, 2016 at 7:15 am Mama Mia TAGSOrange County Supervisor of Elections Previous articleSteer Clear of Injury After HurricanesNext articleTijuana Flats on track to open this month Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia It is truly telling when Trump does not get his way, he goes crazy! He is so angry at everybody in the world! What is wrong with him, honestly? That interview with Bill O’Reilly ????? OMG, Trump would not slow down trashing everyone long enough for Bill to interview him, and ask him questions. What a challenge for Bill O’ Reilly! It is great to see the majority of GOPs ARE NOT SUPPORTING Trump! I give them credit for seeing that he is not right for this country! Maybe another GOP but definitely not Trump! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply October 12, 2016 at 7:08 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img The Anatomy of Fear 3 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Trump is now talking about losing, and if he lost, it would be the greatest waste of his time, effort, and yes, money too! Other people who run for elected office and lose might be let down, but they also talk about it was a great experience, that they enjoyed it, and enjoyed talking with the people, and putting their viewpoints out there, and truly had a great time. I don’t what to think about Trump, really. He is now talking about going back to his regular life. Please do. Are you sure you are registered to vote?The next opportunity for you to have your voice heard is next month.  Election Day is “officially” November 8th, but voting has already begun.  Yes, more than 150,000 Vote-by-Mail Ballots have been put in the mail already, according to Bill Cowles, Orange County Supervisor of Elections.Early Voting will begin on October 24th.If you want your voice to be heard you must be registered to vote.  The deadline to register to vote is 5:00 PM TOMORROW, October 11, 2016.Use this link to check your Voter Registration Status.Make sure your address is correct. If you moved since the last election you should update your address with the Supervisor of Elections.Registration forms are available at Apopka City Hall and any Orange County Library location.  You can use this link to download the Voter Registration Form.The Supervisor of Elections office encourages voters to drop the signed forms in person.  If you choose to mail the form it must be Postmarked no later than Tuesday, October 11, 2016.  The mailing address is:Supervisor of ElectionsPO Box 562001Orlando FL 32856-2001 October 12, 2016 at 7:20 am Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

The Rugby World Cup 2015 Pools drawn and IRB awards given

first_imgMonday Dec 3, 2012 The Rugby World Cup 2015 Pools drawn and IRB awards given The draw for the Rugby World Cup 2015 took place earlier today in London, which you hopefully watched live on our video stream. If not, here is a quick summary of what happened with the draw, and who won the IRB 2012 awards. Will Greenwood emceed the event which started off with speeches from Bernard Lapasset and Boris Johnson, then after a bit tournament build-up, we moved quickly into the draw, which was done by Lapasset, Johnson, All Black captain Richie McCaw, and England women’s player Maggie Alphonsi.The bands for the pools were as follows:Band 1: New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, FranceBand 2: England, Ireland, Samoa, ArgentinaBand 3: Wales, Italy, Tonga, ScotlandBand 4: Oceania 1, Europe 1, Asia 1, Americas 1Band 5: Africa 1, Europe 2, Americas 2, Repechage winnerThe draw took place, resulting in the following four pools for RWC 2015:Pool A – Looks like the pool of death as Rugby World Cup 2003 finalists Australia and England face off, while current Six Nations Grand Slam champions Wales join them, and possibly Fiji. Pool B – South Africa and Samoa will meet for the fourth consecutive World Cup, no doubt leading to another bruising encounter. Scotland, who are currently ranked 12th in the world, join them.Pool C – Defending champions New Zealand up against Argentina, and facing Tonga in the pool stages for the fourth time running.Pool D – Very much a Six Nations feel to it, but France and Ireland will be fairly confident of going through to the next round with Italy their main threat.Eight teams are yet to qualify.Quarter finals:To work out the Quarter Finals, the Winner of Pool A plays the runner up in Pool B, and Winner of C plays runner up in Pool D.Semi finals:The last four will see the winner of Quarter final 1 vs the the winners of Quarter final 2, and the winners of Quarter final 3 vs the winners of Quarter final 4. Possible final: If New Zealand (ranked #1) and South Africa (ranked #2) win their pools and knockout stage games, they will line up to meet in the final.IRB Awards:New Zealand were handed the IRB Team of the Year award for 2012. The Coach of the Year went to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, and the IRB Player of the Year went to flyhalf Dan Carter.If you missed the draw and awards presentation, you can watch a replay of it all hereWhat are your thoughts on the awards and the draw, and which possible next round scenario are you most looking forward to, or dreading?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Boeing 747 named after UNICEF’s successful fundraising programme

first_imgBoeing 747 named after UNICEF’s successful fundraising programme  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis British Airways has named one of its Boeing 747 aircraft “Change for Good” to commemorate its 10-year fundraising partnership with UNICEF.The Change for Good campaign has raised over £17 million in loose change donated by BA’s passengers. To mark the 10th anniversary of the campaign Queen Elizabeth unveiled the aircraft named “Change for Good” at Heathrow airport. There can be few fundraising programmes that have received this level of recognition.UNICEF were fortunate in attracting even more press coverage for the event than they might have expected: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore stepped in to give the curtain a quick tug when the Queen’s unveiling didn’t quite work. Moore’s role as James Bond generated many stories along the lines of “The Name Was Bond, Your Majesty” and “On her Majesty’s service”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 May 2004 | News Tagged with: Recruitment / people Trading 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

Institute of Fundraising chooses Iris INTEGRA

first_img The Institute of Fundraising has selected Iris INTEGRA as its new relationship management software, which it will use to improve customer services and provide additional member benefits.INTEGRA was selected following a tender process led by Simon Saunders, Head of Information and Communications Technology at the Institute of Fundraising. He said: “We are committed to identifying and responding to the needs of individuals and organisations using our services and products, and Integra’s sophisticated relationship- and membership-management technology will help us achieve these aims”.The software will enable the Institute’s members, students, suppliers and other stakeholders to use its website to register and update their details, subscribe for and renew memberships, book places at events, purchase resources, take part in surveys and view personalised content.Implementation of the new system is under way and is expected to go live during early Summer next year.www.computersoftware.com/business-need-solution.asp?businessneedid=2&solutionid=6  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Advanced NFP Institute of Fundraising Technology Howard Lake | 3 December 2008 | News Institute of Fundraising chooses Iris INTEGRA 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Irish foundation made grants of €8 million last year

first_imgIrish foundation made grants of €8 million last year The Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) gave out 591 grants worth over €8 million last year, according to its Impact report for 2019.The average grant provided was €13,777, up 16.7% from 2018. Leinster, including national projects, received the largest allocation at over €4 million, international grants totalled €2.3 million, Munster got €1.4 million while Ulster received €121,000.CFI said 2019 was a “great year for corporate philanthropy”, with companies SAP, Xilinx, Kelloggs and other corporate funds continuing “to create impact across communities”, with 13 corporate funds granted almost €2.5 million in Ireland and abroad.CFI continued its relationship with the Medtronic Fund which hosted an event and developed a framework document on ‘Building Healthy Communities’. Howard Lake | 29 January 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland Research / statistics Grants by category in 2019 were:• Education                                                         €2.5 million• Health and Wellbeing                                    €1.6 million• Poverty and social inclusion                         €800,000• Community development                             €755,000• Environment                                                    €560,000• Homelessness                                                 €480,000• Youth and families                                         €360,000• Social enterprise                                             €360,000• Advocacy                                                          €275,000• Arts and culture                                              €158,000• Overseas development                                 €11,500The only CFI fund currently open for applications is grants for mergers. CFI says in certain limited circumstances, some organisations may see benefit in exploring merging permanently with another organisation, or consortium of like-minded organisations. Grants of a maximum of €8,000 will pay for associated costs such as hiring an external facilitator, room hire, travel costs etc.CFI has awarded grants of €50 million since 2000 and has an endowment fund of €47 million.center_img  324 total views,  3 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. WATCH: €50 million awarded in grants since 2000  323 total views,  2 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

Arctic climate change threatens turmoil

first_imgThe Arctic has been warming more rapidly than any other area on Earth. Since it is sparsely populated, with not much capitalist economic activity, not a whole lot of attention has been paid to this aspect of climate change.Disco Bay in Greenland, well above the Arctic Circle, in August.WW photo: G. DunkelBut when the North Pole was warmer than Chicago on Dec. 30, a host of news outlets from USA Today to Fox News decided to cover this phenomenon.The same storm, which British meteorologists named Frank, brought torrential rain, flooding and tornadoes to the U.S. Midwest. When it hit the Atlantic, it turned north, punched through the jet stream between Iceland and Greenland, and dumped a very warm mass of air into the Arctic.The temperature at the North Pole, according to Arctic News blog, was around 33 degrees Fahrenheit, about 50 degrees warmer than normal. It was quite an anomaly.When the storm hit Iceland, it produced a huge pressure drop of 54 millibars in 18 hours. A “bomb” cyclone is defined as dropping 24 millibars in 24 hours, so Frank was even more drastic. Frank was among the five most powerful storms ever to hit Iceland, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Videos posted on Iceland Monitor showed rocks as large as basketballs being blown down the main road in eastern Iceland. It’s the only road.The glacier melt from Greenland has created a layer of relatively colder fresh water in large areas of the North Atlantic that prevents the warmer water pushed into the Arctic Ocean by the Gulf Stream from losing heat to the atmosphere. Parts of the Arctic Ocean have seen big spikes on the order of 7 to 10 degrees Celsius in temperature. (Arctic News, methane blog)In the blogs about warming and climate change in the Arctic, one theme that comes up from time to time is that scientists don’t understand the interaction of all the phenomena they are studying: how glacier melt affects sea currents, how currents affect the jet stream, how warmer land temperatures affect wind and its velocity.They see huge dangers. Vanishing ice cover in the Arctic means it will absorb more solar energy — snow and ice reflect much of the energy that hits them. Since the Arctic Ocean is relatively shallow, less ice means more water interchange between upper and lower levels, which could release billions of tons of methane frozen on the bottom. Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.Economic effectsMost of the people living in the Arctic are Indigenous. They rely on harvesting marine mammals, fish, caribou and musk ox for a substantial part of their diet. How big this harvesting is varies from area to area, but nowhere is it insignificant. The only exception is Iceland, which has some industry — aluminum production — and commercial fishing and tourism.Climate change can affect an abundance of resources. It can also affect the conditions needed to harvest those resources. For example, the Yupik people of St. Lawrence Island can’t use the currently too-thin ice surrounding their island to reach the seals and walruses that are still fairly abundant in order to harvest them.Shell Oil spent over $7 billion exploring the Arctic and found that conditions there, even with more ice-free periods, are still too extreme to allow it to successfully extract oil.An ice-free Arctic might allow more ship traffic. But Christian Haas, a researcher at York University in Toronto and a colleague with Environment Canada, did a study in 2015 which concluded, “Commercial traffic hasn’t really increased in the Northwest Passage at all.” (Washington Post, Sept. 10)Indigenous people in the Arctic need economic development that offers them jobs, while preserving their access to traditional sustenance. Working people in the lower latitudes need to avoid disasters that would deleteriously affect the climate where they live.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more