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IPL 2020 : Setback for RCB, Navdeep Saini likely to miss…

first_img WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Drizzles back to haunt as covers stay on; India look to take charge against New Zealand Latest Sports News Saini, has five wickets to his name in the 11 matches he has played so far, at an economy of 7.95. As Saini is likely to miss out, Umesh Yadav could come in as his replacement. Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) lead seamer Navdeep Saini will miss out on the next against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.Saini split the webbing of his right hand during the match against Chennai Super Kings.  Saini suffered the injury while attempting to stop the ball off his own bowling – off the last ball in the 18th over – and left the field.Speaking to RCB TV, the team’s head physiotherapist Evan Speechly said Saini received stitches immediately and is being monitored. “Saini has split his webbing in the last ball there. He obviously got hit on the thumb on the right hand. He has just split the webbing over there. Fortunately, we had a good hand surgeon, he stitched up nicely. We are unsure about his availability” said Speechly.Virat Kohli had a similar injury in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2016. Kohli had received eight stitches on his right hand, but continued to play. He scored an unbeaten 75 in the game against Kolkata and followed it up with a 50-ball 113 in the next game against Kings XI Punjab.“Virat, four-five years ago, he had it in Kolkata, we managed to stop the bleeding and he smashed a 100 after we got a plastic surgeon who had stitched it,” said Speechly, who added that he isn’t sure of when Saini will be ready to play.“Unfortunately you cannot compare the two injuries. Some people can manage it and some can’t. It’s also because Saini’s injury is on his bowling hand so it puts a lot of pressure on him so I cannot be sure when he will be good to go. I am hoping that he will be good to play in the next game and the rest of the tournament.” RCB are currently third on the points table, tied on points (14) with table-toppers Mumbai Indians and the second-placed Delhi Capitals, with the top three teams having played 11 matches each. Cricket TAGSIPL 2020IPL 2020 LiveNavdeep Saini likely to miss out against Mumbai IndiansRCB vs MIRCB vs MI LiveSetback for RCB SHARE Cricket Formula 1 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Previous articleUEFA Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Barcelona clash after testing positive for coronavirus againNext articlePUBG: Now you can revive your teammates in just 1 second, Check how Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: Organisers mulls to allow 20,000 fans for Tokyo 2020 Opening ceremony Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive IPL 2020 : Setback for RCB, Navdeep Saini likely to miss out against Mumbai Indians CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Latest Sports News Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video By Kunal Dhyani – October 28, 2020 ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket Cricket India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Facebook Twitter Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest Sports News Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket Cricket last_img read more

Bilingual summer Bible camp draws together two congregations

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Refugees Migration & Resettlement Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Sharon SheridanPosted Aug 14, 2013 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Immigration, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bilingual summer Bible camp draws together two congregations Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Art instructor Hannah Kraft, second from left, helps students in the pottery studio at the St. Peter’s bilingual vacation Bible camp. Photo: Courtesy of St. Peter’s[Episcopal News Service] This is the story of two congregations, two languages and one teen who helped bring them together to launch a new ministry.Seventeen-year-old Hannah Kraft of Morristown, New Jersey, loves Spanish. Two years ago, she took a Spanish-immersion course in Costa Rica. Last summer, she attended “a really rigorous program” in California. When she returned, she said, “I wanted to maintain the Spanish that I had learned.”So Kraft joined the teen Bible study at Principe de Paz, a nondenominational congregation of mostly Guatemalans and Hondurans that for three years has rented worship space at her parish, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. She hoped to keep up her language skills, plus she was curious.“They were always this sort of mysterious church that came in,” she said. “I wanted to know who they were and what they were really up to.”Kraft discovered a group of teens very serious about their faith and more comfortable sharing it publicly than those in the St. Peter’s youth group.“These kids were so different; they really liked talking about how they felt,” Kraft said. “They’re very serious about their beliefs. They’re not messing around.”“The kids are really sweet and down-to-earth,” she said. “It was scary speaking Spanish in front of them.” The teacher, Lesly Zuluaga, would “just call on people, so you really had to participate. She broke the barrier.”Kraft hoped she might help some of the other students with English but learned they all spoke English well. Some of their parents, however, needed help. So she and Zuluaga launched a Friday-evening class teaching English as a second language, beginning with five adults. They adapted the curriculum to meet the needs of their students – some of whom were illiterate – and focused on practical language skills such as identifying yourself, writing your address, providing insurance numbers.More and more students started coming, as many as 30 in a class. Kraft helped run a training class for 30 members of St. Peter’s, where her mother, the Rev. Janet Broderick, is rector. A handful joined the program as tutors.“The relationship with Principe de Paz got tighter and tighter. Eventually we said, ‘What do we want to do for the summer?’” Kraft said. The adult students wished for a place for their children to go during the summer, since they couldn’t afford to send them to local day camps.Leaders of the two congregations met to discuss the idea, and the St. Peter’s bilingual vacation Bible camp was born.“We came up with the idea that it would be a nice way to help the community, especially the low-income families in the Hispanic community,” said Zuluaga, one of the camp organizers. “We thought this would be a great idea to have the kids learn and at the same time be part of a social group instead of being at home.”St. Peter’s received a $20,000 grant from the Simon Foundation and another $2,000 from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. The church hosted a camp plus before and after care for nearly 50 children each weekday from July 8-Aug. 2. An additional $5,000 Simon challenge grant provided three day trips a week during the first two weeks in August, said camp Director Dee Klikier, St. Peter’s facilities manager and a former elementary school principal.About three-quarters of the kindergarten through seventh-grade campers came from Principe de Paz families, she said. Others learned by word of mouth or saw the sign, including one Jersey City resident who works in Morristown. “It’s been quite a godsend for her.”The children spent time in traditional summer camp activities – art, music, sports, cooking, computer classes, swimming – as well as daily Bible study and twice-daily chapel.“It’s really tiring work, but it’s really fun,” said Kraft, the camp’s art director. “This camp has definitely helped me to grow.”Counselor Julio Monzon and camper Stephany Argueta dip strawberries in chocolate during a cooking class at the St. Peter’s bilingual Bible camp, a joint venture of the Episcopal church and their church, Principe de Paz. Photo: Sharon SheridanCooking class was 12-year-old Stephany Argueta’s favorite. “You try new things.”“They make everything fun,” she said. “There’s nothing boring in this camp. There’s always a smile on everyone’s faces.”“It’s been like coming to a new world,” said Gabriela Argueta, 9. She liked chapel best “because we learn new songs and we learn that God is a wonderful person to meet.”The staff included a mix of adult and older teen counselors, young teen counselors-in-training and volunteers from both congregations.“I’ve made a lot of new friends and I’ve gotten to know a lot of the kids really well,” said Alaina Boccino, a St. Peter’s youth group member who volunteered at the camp. “Mixing the groups, it’s been a lot of fun.”Principe de Paz member Julio Monzon, 16, said he also enjoyed meeting new people and that working as a counselor with sixth- and seventh-graders was “amazing.”“You learn from them and you get a lot from them,” he said. “You learn that you are patient and that you actually love kids.”Some children attended on full or partial scholarship, and all parents were asked to volunteer three hours, Klikier said. On Thursday evenings, camp families and St. Peter’s members were invited to share a meal in the parish hall, where the children sang songs and displayed the week’s artwork.“I think that it has just continued to strengthen the relationship between St. Peter’s and Principe de Paz,” Klikier said. “We’re two very different churches.” But for both, she said, “Jesus is at the core of it all.”Klikier said she hoped the trust built through the camp would allow for more mutual ministry in the future. And she thinks the Principe de Paz members now feel more at home at St. Peter’s, she said. “They don’t feel like renters any more; they really feel like much more a part of things.”Said Zuluaga, “It has created relationships for me that I know will be lasting relationships, as well as for the kids. They will know there is a place where they can come and feel welcome.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Merton House / Thomas Winwood Architecture + Kontista+Co

first_img Merton House / Thomas Winwood Architecture + Kontista+Co “COPY” Area:  263 m² Area:  263 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Geotechnical Engineer: 2014 CopyHouses•Albert Park, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/606268/merton-house-thomas-winwood-architecture-kontista-co Clipboard Australia Builder:Matt RitchieBuilding Surveyor:Red Textas Building SurveyorsCity:Albert ParkCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The Merton House was designed by Thomas Winwood Architecture in collaboration with Kontista + Co. the project extends the existing Victorian house on a corner site. Reinterpreting the bay windows, scale and arrangement of internal spaces creates a contemporary kitchen and living spaces at the rear of the house. Save this picture!© Emily BartlettRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesThe dark stained curvilinear timber wall continues the line of the facade and creates a shadow of the original house that sits discreetly in the garden.  A large curved glass window, two large sliding windows and bench seats in the kitchen and living areas create contemporary bay window arrangements where the residents can sit in the sun and view the garden. Save this picture!© Emily BartlettThe positioning of windows allows sun to enter from morning to late afternoon into all living spaces.  Filtered through trees and entering from different windows into the same space creates continually changing light conditions marking the passage of time throughout the day and tracing the functional arrangement of spaces.Save this picture!© Emily BartlettRespecting the heritage character of the area the extension is seen from the street as a band of dark timber allowing the existing house and landscaping to define the primary character of the property.  Thickened walls gives the addition a sense of mass, create deep reveals in the openings, conceals a storeroom and houses the fireplace.Save this picture!Floor PlanA new slate roof and wide oak floorboards throughout the entire house tie together the old and the new and connects the once separate flat and garage to the rear of the property consolidating various additions to the house into one highly functional and unified dwelling.Save this picture!© Emily BartlettThe open plan living and new kitchen reorient the living spaces and replaces a series of separate rooms to allow light, air and a strengthened connection with the garden.  The interiors are enriched by the light, shadow and views of the adjacent gardens through precise orientation and design of new openings.  Quality materials and highly considered detailing continue the appreciation of craft and materiality visible in the existing house.Save this picture!DetailUsing high performance double-glazing, concealed electric blinds and heavily insulated walls and ceilings the new arrangement of living spaces creates a more desirable orientation to the north and captures the east and western sun.  Skylights over the study and in the bathroom provides light in once darker areas.  Low VOC paint, LED lighting, FSC certified engineered floor boards and energy efficient appliances and tap ware improve the sustainability of the existing house.Save this picture!© Emily BartlettWorking closely with the builder during construction achieved a high level of detail and finish to create a worthy addition.  Integrating the new with the old through the continuation of a spatial sequence and harmonious scale of spaces.Save this picture!© Emily BartlettRespecting, reinterpreting and revitalising the heritage character in a contemporary yet complimentary design reinforces what is exceptional about both the old and the new. Through a considered study of the existing Victorian house the project is an innovative reinterpretation of the qualities and characteristics that are so endearing about the original.Save this picture!© Emily BartlettThe mass, form and presence of the original continues through the dark stained curvilinear timber wall that is simultaneously a gentle and discreet gesture yet deliberate and confident.Save this picture!© Emily BartlettThe Merton House was the winner of the residential category in the 2014 Architeam Awards.Project gallerySee allShow lessArchDaily: 7 Years, 7 Most Popular ProjectsMiscArquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women Architects: Part 2, In the ShadowsArticles Share photographs:  Emily BartlettPhotographs:  Emily Bartlett Hardrock Geotechnical 2014 Year:  Projectscenter_img Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/606268/merton-house-thomas-winwood-architecture-kontista-co Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily Architects: Kontista + Co, Thomas Winwood Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineer: Merton House / Thomas Winwood Architecture + Kontista+CoSave this projectSaveMerton House / Thomas Winwood Architecture + Kontista+Co Houses Save this picture!© Emily Bartlett+ 19 Share Adams Consulting Engineers CopyAbout this officeThomas Winwood ArchitectureOfficeFollowKontista + CoOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlbert ParkHousesAustraliaPublished on March 09, 2015Cite: “Merton House / Thomas Winwood Architecture + Kontista+Co” 09 Mar 2015. 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Duyen Ha House / Nguyen Thanh Trung Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Triệu Chiến+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses•Duyên Hà, Vietnam Houses Duyen Ha House / Nguyen Thanh Trung ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDuyen Ha House / Nguyen Thanh Trung Architects Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923551/duyen-ha-house-nguyen-thanh-trung-architects Clipboard Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hoa Phat, Son Ha “COPY” 2019 Architects: Nguyen Thanh Trung Architects Area Area of this architecture project Nguyen Thanh Trung ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923551/duyen-ha-house-nguyen-thanh-trung-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs:  Triệu Chiến Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Design Team:Doan Thi Thu Trang, Nguyen Thanh TrungClients:Nguyen Phuong LinhEngineering:Doan Thi Thu TrangLandscape:Doan Thi Thu TrangCity:Duyên HàCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Triệu ChiếnText description provided by the architects. The project is a small one-floor house for a small family of three members built in Thanh Tri- Ha Noi. Located in northern Vietnam. It is a place in the humid tropical monsoon climate. We determined the airy factor and natural wind was important. The solution we offer is to arrange two courtyards for the house, the front yard, and the backyard to help air flow easily through the living space.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Triệu ChiếnIn order to have the overview from the living space to the front yard and the backyard, we used two large glass panels to erase the inside-outside boundary, interior-nature. The front roof has been protruded 2.4m, the back roof has been protruded 1.5m to minimize the direct harsh sunshine on the glass pieces that heat the house in the summer.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnIn order to ensure the private space, we designed the office; bedroom and toilet were separated from the living space with a 2.2m-high concrete wall. To cool the house in the summer, the roof has been designed to add a separate layer to the sun directly from the sun.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnIt is a layer of nets and stones that are spread on it, creating a gap with the concrete, helping the heat to be released quickly when the sun is out. Beside the dining room, we plant a grapefruit tree, it will flower in early spring. It will be there, live with the members of the family, share the sadness and witness the adult child. That grapefruit tree will be a new member for the small family.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnSave this picture!Section and FacadeSave this picture!© Triệu ChiếnProject gallerySee allShow lessAnpha Office / AD9 ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBiesbosch Museum Island / Studio Marco VermeulenSelected Projects Share “COPY” Vietnam Projects Duyen Ha House / Nguyen Thanh Trung Architects CopyAbout this officeNguyen Thanh Trung ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDuyên HàVietnamPublished on August 25, 2019Cite: “Duyen Ha House / Nguyen Thanh Trung Architects” 25 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Duyen Ha 住宅,前庭后院 / Nguyen Thanh Trung Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Session proposals sought for Scottish Conference

first_img Howard Lake | 12 April 2010 | News Tagged with: Awards Scotland Session proposals sought for Scottish Conference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising Scotland is inviting fundraisers to submit their session proposals for The Scottish Conference 2010, which will take place at the Hilton Glasgow on 26 October.The conference programme is designed to cover a broad range of topics and to attract delegates from novice to experienced fundraisers.All proposals will be considered by the Institute of Fundraising Scotland’s Professional Development Committee, which is made up of practising fundraisers. Stuart Glen, Chair of the Committee, said: “We are particularly keen to hear from Scottish charities with excellent fundraising practice to share, or Scottish-based case studies that would be relevant to the conference audience.”Proposals should be submitted by 30 April 2010, and all applicants will be notified by 7 May. Session proposal forms can be obtained from [email protected]  15 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

Neil Irwin sets up fundraising consultancy

first_imgNeil Irwin sets up fundraising consultancy Northern Ireland fundraising adviser Neil Irwin has left NICVA after 13 years to set up his own fundraising training and consultancy business, niFundraising.At NICVA he set up its GrantTracker website and used social media channels to share news of funding opportunities. He also helped found the charity Will to Give that has brought 28 charities together to promote legacy funding in Northern Ireland.Irwin was one of seven NICVA staff who were made redundant over the summer.“I love working with charities large and small too” Irwin told UK Fundraising. “And I believe my experience and knowledge can continue to help them raise money. I guess I decided not to be redundant. So, I moved from the glass-fronted office one week to the garden shed the next – but really the work hasn’t changed.”Irwin’s first venture as niFundraising was to book the Belfast Poor House where he held a training event on Fundraising with Trustees. He will soon hold a Masterclass in Grant-writing in Belfast Castle, and then at the end of the year run free sessions on crowdfunding thanks to a Spark Award from Unltd/Santander.Irwin said that he aims to work with a small number of clients “to develop long-term relationships to achieve successful and sustainable fundraising”. This will cover strategy, training, capacity building, and delivering practical fundraising services.If things go well, he told UK Fundraising, “I may get a better shed”.  179 total views,  3 views today 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 MoreAddThis3  180 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Northern Ireland Howard Lake | 14 October 2013 | News Advertisementlast_img read more

Youth organizer shares journey to joining Workers World Party

first_imgDinae says justice for Trayvon Martin.Dinae is a New York activist and organizer in her high school and community. The following article is the first in a series of personal stories from young Workers World Party members describing their political development and their path to becoming revolutionary Marxists.I first started to think I might be a communist at the end of my freshman year of high school. I was into many activities at the time, including spending time doing community service with a special after-school program. Through this organization I was invited to a weeklong summer leadership camp. I was pretty excited!The first day, I recognized everyone, including the service project coordinators — except one. This quiet person ended up being Workers World party member Larry Hales, but at the time he was just another participant in the activities to me. I didn’t say anything to him the first couple days. By the second night, I saw that he was wearing a Fight Imperialism Stand Together (F.I.S.T) – a WWP-led youth group – shirt and it caught my attention. At the time, I had no clue what imperialism was, but the shirt stood out because it looked so radical! I got the courage to ask him about the shirt and he began to tell me about F.I.S.T. and it’s ideals, although I had yet to know what socialism actually stood for. I was impressed, but all I knew of socialism was that it was “evil to society.”From then on, my curiosity grew. When the camp ended, Larry and I stayed in contact. Two months later, I started hanging around the Workers World office, and began to read literature such as “What Is Marxism All About?” “The Communist Manifesto” and “The State and Revolution,” as well as the weekly Workers World newspaper. I absorbed myself in going to demonstrations — as many as 3 or 4 a week — and I loved it!A whole new side of the world was becoming clear to me. I started to see that the class struggle can allow for greater change in the world, with the ultimate goal being real socialism — a society where everyone’s needs are met. I began to see capitalism as destructive to the people of the world and also how it had plagued my life in malicious ways. Although I faced heavy opposition from some people around me, I decided in December of 2010 to join Workers World Party. I was a sophomore in high school. Joining this party helped me become a better activist. It also has allowed me to make lifetime relationships with amazing people, help fight for basic necessities for my community, and ultimately has changed my life forever!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gulf Coast faces spread of Zika

first_imgWith no national funding or coordinated prevention plan to stop it, the Zika virus is starting to sweep through the Gulf Coast states. Scientists have now confirmed that the virus can cause microcephaly — underdeveloped head and brain — in a fetus. It is also linked to Guillain-Barre and other neurological disorders, and can be spread through sexual contact as well as by mosquitoes.Zika is usually spread by a particular type of mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Dr. Anne Schuchat, deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, believes that Aedes aegypti is now present in about 30 states. “We think there could be hundreds of thousands of cases of Zika virus in Puerto Rico, and perhaps hundreds of affected babies,” Schuchat predicted. Puerto Rico has already reported nearly 600 locally acquired cases, including 56 pregnant women and five cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome.States surrounding the Gulf of Mexico are expected to be the hardest hit, especially Florida and Texas. Similar to Brazil and Puerto Rico, these states have conditions ripe for the proliferation of mosquitoes: warm, moist climates; crowded, low-income neighborhoods; and stagnant water collecting in garbage dumps and drainage ditches. Pregnant women in these states also have to face reactionary laws and practices that limit abortion and contraception.The Obama administration has requested $1.9 billion to prepare for Zika. Republicans are stalling, indicating they might approve only $1.1 billion. That puts the financial burden on local governments. The majority of counties in the South are impoverished and not prepared for the Zika onslaught. There is no coordinated plan for what is now being called an international emergency. Right-wing anti-abortionists invite disasterLike Brazil, where abortion is illegal, Southern states have harsh anti-choice laws. In Brazil, nearly 1,000 babies have been born with microcephaly since the Zika outbreak last October. Mothers of these children, most living in poverty, face a lifetime of caring for children disabled by this devastating condition.In Texas, 10 out of 36 abortion clinics have been shut down since 2012 as a result of the state’s anti-choice HB2 law. Researchers from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) found that more than 25 percent of women seeking abortions in Texas now live at least 139 miles from the nearest clinic. Long distances, loss of a work day, plus money for childcare and transportation, put women, especially poor women, in a tough situation.The TxPEP study surveyed 400 women seeking abortions and found that 32 percent “spent more than $100 on expenses beyond the cost of an abortion. Thirty-seven percent who lived far from a clinic did not get the abortion they wanted.” The study also found that “between 100,000 and 240,000 women of reproductive age living in Texas tried to end their pregnancy on their own.” (thinkprogress.org, March 30)Florida, with the most confirmed cases of Zika, as well as Alabama and Mississippi, all have laws similar to those in Texas. One law even prevents state funding for reproductive health clinics if they offer abortions. Other laws also decrease access to contraception at a time when the virus is believed to spread more quickly through sexual transmission than was previously thought.The United Nations has called for countries hit by the Zika virus to loosen anti-abortion policies and provide access to birth control. “But no U.S. lawmaker — let alone health organization — has mentioned Zika’s looming threat to areas lacking sufficient abortion access on their own soil.” (thinkprogress.org)Zika virus and neurological syndromesEvidence for the Zika-microcephaly link has been accumulating since October 2015, when cases in Brazil were found to have risen from 163 per year to nearly 1,000 over six months. Polynesia had a surge of microcephaly after its Zika outbreak in 2013. It was later shown that the Zika virus could cross the placenta and reach the fetus. (Lancet, March 15) Zika was found in the amniotic fluid surrounding microcephalic babies and in the brains of stillborn fetuses. (New England Journal of Medicine, March 10) The virus was found to attack developing brain cells in fetal nerve tissue. (Cell Stem Cell, March 29)The findings are a breakthrough for scientists who can now focus on developing a Zika virus vaccine and preventing widespread infections. A possible vaccine could be ready to test by September.Zika is also linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome, in which the immune system attacks nerve cells, causing weakness and possibly paralysis. Encephalitis, myelitis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) may also be Zika-related. ADEM is an autoimmune syndrome that attacks the brain, spinal cord or central nervous system, causing weakness, numbness, loss of balance and vision. (Reuters, April 11)Cuba, by contrast to Puerto Rico, has only nine confirmed cases of Zika. Abortion there is legal, free and available upon request. A sovereign country building socialism, Cuba emphasizes public health, so everyone is covered.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

High court allows racist gerrymandering in Ohio, Michigan

first_imgIn 2004, Ohio became notorious for the deliberate suppression of Black voters. The racist disenfranchisement, called “Ohio’s first poll tax,” may have given the state’s 20 electoral votes to George W. Bush. — without which he would have lost to John Kerry. Not much has changed in 15 years. Only two of Ohio’s 16 Congresspeople are Black. The A. Philip Randolph Institute, a constituency group of the AFL-CIO that represents the interests of Black workers, is a plaintiff in a 2018 lawsuit filed over the way Ohio’s Congressional districts are constructed. Plaintiffs accused the Republican-dominated state legislature of gerrymandering — by definition “to divide or arrange (a territorial unit) into election districts in a way that gives one political party an unfair advantage.” (Merriam-Webster) The legislators redrew the Congressional district map in 2011, with the intended result giving Republicans 12 out of 16 possible seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The lawsuit alleges that Democratic Party voters were either “packed” into a few Democratic strongholds or “cracked” into other districts where their voting strength was diluted.In drawing up the 9th District — nicknamed “snake on the lake” — legislators created a long, narrow district that runs 141 miles along Lake Erie and connects Toledo with part of Cleveland. This forced Marcy Kaptur of Toledo and Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland, both of whom have progressive reputations, to run against each other in the Democratic primary. Kaptur won.On May 3, a panel of three federal judges ordered Ohio to redraw the map by June 14, stating it “dilutes the votes of Democratic voters by packing and cracking them into districts that are so skewed toward one party that the electoral outcome is predetermined.” (New York Times, May 3)To subvert their political rivals, Republicans overlooked provisions of the Voting Rights Act. The pack-and-crack strategy negatively impacted Black voters, among the many who reject the more blatant bigotry of Trump’s party. Another case in MichiganThe practice of gerrymandering is by no means unique to Ohio. A week before the Ohio ruling, a three-judge panel (not the same federal judges who ruled in Ohio’s lawsuit) unanimously concluded that gerrymandering was “of historical proportions” in Michigan. The “predominate purpose … was to subordinate the interests of Democratic voters and entrench Republicans in power.” (Detroit News, April 25)Michigan was ordered to redraw the 2011 map of U.S. Congressional and state legislative districts by Aug. 1 and to hold special early elections in 2020 for some state Senate positions.As in Ohio, the lawsuit primarily focused on “political” gerrymandering — deliberate advantaging of Republican Party candidates. However, racism is an undeniable factor in Michigan as well. As University of Florida Professor Michael McDonald notes: “If more minorities were shoved into that district than were needed in order to elect a minority candidate of choice, then the district becomes suspect. Then race was used as a predominant factor in the creation of that district.” (WDET, June 28, 2018) When this happens it is actually a violation of the Voting Rights Act, even though the act has been cited by Republicans as a reason for creating Black-majority districts.The long 14th Congressional District contains parts of two counties, connecting all the Black-majority communities in southeast Michigan from Pontiac to Detroit. The district bypasses adjoining communities that are predominantly white. Michigan’s only African-American Congressperson, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, serves that district.High court subverts will of votersIn both Ohio and Michigan, activists have opposed gerrymandering through ballot initiatives. Voters Not Politicians enlisted scores of volunteers to put Proposal 2 on the 2018 Michigan ballot, collecting over half a million signatures. That proposal was to create an independent commission to redraw the Congressional map after the 2020 U.S. Census. The measure passed with over 60 percent support — 2.5 million votes. Ohio’s anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative, Issue 1, passed during the May 2018 primary election, with a stunning 75 percent voting in favor. The initiative creates new terms for the next remapping of voter districts, giving the minority party a greater voice in the process.Ohio and Michigan Republicans ignored not only the opinion of the judges but the will of the voters and appealed the court rulings to the U.S. Supreme Court. They asked for a stay of orders to redraw the district maps until after the Supreme Court hears earlier gerrymandering cases from Maryland and North Carolina. The high court agreed to stay the lower court rulings in both states. This means the 2020 Congressional elections will likely be held with the current maps intact. Unfinished struggle against racism, for democratic rightsIn other words, racist, right-wing schemes to disenfranchise voters will continue for the time being — and perhaps will be upheld by the current Supreme Court.Unfinished struggle against racism, for democratic rightsThis struggle over a basic democratic right to vote is not occurring in a vacuum. Right now a record number of progressive women of color, some who even identify as socialists, are being elected to office. Voter suppression is a political tool to counteract and contain this significant trend.This movement for democratic rights is taking place within the narrow context of bourgeois electoral politics — Democrats vs. Republicans. But while the form is regressive, its content is wholly progressive — a still unfinished struggle against outright disenfranchisement. All genuine anti-racists need to pay attention. 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GAO Recommends Lowering Crop Insurance Expected Rate of Return

first_img GAO Recommends Lowering Crop Insurance Expected Rate of Return The Government Accountability Office is recommending that Congress considers directing the Department of Agriculture to adjust the expected rate of return for crop insurance. In 2010, USDA negotiated a set rate of return with crop insurance providers. The return is how much companies can profit from insurance policies. In a report released last week, the GAO found that the expected rate of return was too high compared with market conditions. In 2010, USDA negotiated with insurance companies to set a 14.5 percent target rate. According to GAO’s analysis, which updated information in the study for 2009 through 2015, the reasonable rate of return declined, averaging 9.6 percent.By reducing the expected rate of return, GAO says the federal crop insurance program could save hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 28, 2017 NAFB News Service SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News GAO Recommends Lowering Crop Insurance Expected Rate of Return Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Aug 28, 2017 SHARElast_img read more

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