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Small grants deadline looms

first_img Howard Lake | 1 August 2006 | News Small grants deadline looms  22 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland A small grants programme administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland will close on 18th August. The aim of the Small Grants Programme is to develop community capacity and promote active citizenship within those areas and amongst those groups of people where vibrant community groups do not exist and where mechanisms for people to participate in community development activity are not well developed. The grants programme is subject to tight eligibility guidelines, with organisations employing paid staff not able to apply. Organisations currently in receipt of a large/main grant under any other Measure of the PEACE II Programme including the PEACE II Extension are also ineligible. Funding for the programme is under the EU Measure 2.7 Applications are being considered on a ‘rolling basis’ up to 18th August. Advertisementlast_img read more

PEDV Impact Felt at Pork Plants

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE PEDV Impact Felt at Pork Plants The tight supply of hogs was reflected in weekly slaughter estimates released Friday – with USDA estimating Friday’s hog slaughter at 360-thousand head – down 51-thousand head from a week ago. Estimated hog slaughter so far this year is down 3.5-percent from the same period a year ago. Swine specialists estimate at least four-million to five-million hogs have died of PEDV since it was identified in the U.S. in May of 2013. By Gary Truitt – Mar 17, 2014 center_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News PEDV Impact Felt at Pork Plants With pig supplies tightening as a result of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus – Reuters has reported Smithfield Foods is reducing slaughter hours at its pork plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina. The slaughter schedule at the nation’s largest pork plant was cut from five days to four. Steve Meyer with Paragon Economics suggests that operating approach – cutting one day a week – could come to some Midwest plants in May. Sources in the cash hog market say plants owned by Hormel Foods, JBS Swift and Triumph Foods are among the Midwestern facilities that plan either to trim daily operations by a couple of hours, eliminate overtime or suspend Saturday slaughter. Previous articleCurrent Profitability of Ethanol ProductionNext articleSeed Company Growing in Indiana Gary Truittlast_img read more

Farmer Optimism Drops in Latest Monthly Survey

first_img Facebook Twitter Farmer Optimism Drops in Latest Monthly Survey By Andy Eubank – Mar 7, 2017 Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmer Optimism Drops in Latest Monthly Survey Feb ag barometer falls from highFebruary Ag BarometerThe monthly pulse of farmers’ level of optimism took a dip in February, but it is still the 2nd highest measure since the Ag Economy Barometer debuted a year and a half ago. Purdue and CME Group say there was a drop from January’s record 153 to 134. David Widmar with Purdue said the drop can be attributed to a couple of factors, including some expected moderation after continual increases since October.“Another important element to keep in mind is that we’re in the final stages of planning the 2017 crop,” he explained, “so we’re lining up lines of credit, lining up the crop budget, and there’s still tough times out there in agriculture. I think part of this is gravity of the difficult budget situation. It’s improved from last year, but it’s still a difficult outlook. I think producers are starting to deal with that and actually having to put it in plans for 2017. It’s going to take a sharp pencil this year when we get to the budgeting phase.”Both elements of the producer survey, the Index of Current Conditions and the Index of Future Expectations trended lower. Widmar is watching to see if this drop mirrors a lower trend last spring.“All last spring we slid,” he said. “We slid from 107 points in December down to 85 points last spring. That again was another scenario of a tough budget situation, uncomfortable conversations with ag lenders for some producers, and I think that led to some sliding last year. I think we’re starting to see that again last year. There’s a lot of optimism still out there about the future, more than we saw in all of 2016, but it’s still a tough environment out there and our survey results capture that.”Two-thirds of the respondents said they expect soybeans to be more profitable than corn this year. Fifty-two percent of producers think it’s going to be a bad economic year in ag in 2017, and 86 percent think ag exports the next five years will be stable to improved. Widmar said that’s a level of optimism not many ag economists are likely to share.Producers were more optimistic about farmland values compared to November, the last time farmland was included in the survey. Get those measures in the full barometer here. Previous articleFamily Farms Continue to Dominate U.S. Agricultural ProductionNext articleHoosier Elected as 2017 Pork Act Delegate Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARElast_img read more

Indiana Farmers Union Female Farmer Chapter Hosts First Annual Seed Swap

first_img The newly established female farmer chapter, known as Females Farming Forward, under Indiana Farmers Union, is hosting its first annual event on April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Indianapolis City Market. The free event, titled the Circle City Seed and Plantling Swap, will offer guests a chance to purchase and/or trade seeds and plantlings in time for the start of the 2018 growing season.Seed saving protects and preserves biodiversity of seeds, which helps strengthen local food systems, encourages educational and community resource building, protects area pollinators, and honors our cultural history and agricultural heritage. All are welcome, and seeds and plantlings are not a requirement for guests to attend. Hand-crafted, farmer-made door prizes will be given to the first 25 attendees.The female farmer chapter formed in early January of 2018, and it is the first of its kind in the history of Indiana Farmers Union and its parent organization, National Farmers Union. Made up of approximately 15 forward-thinking female Hoosier farmers, the chapter embraces and encourages the sustainable production of food, fiber, feed, fuel, and flowers. The chapter is seeking additional members to grow its participation in community events and state presence in coming years.For more information on the event, please email [email protected] or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/565960850446627/. For more information on Indiana Farmers Union or any of its chapters, please email [email protected] or call (317) 371-2970. To find the Females Farming Forward on Facebook, visit: https://www.facebook.com/femalesfarmingforward/ Previous articleSuderman Analyzes China Import Tariff Announcement and Ag Market ReactionNext articleUSDA Prioritizes Investments to Address Opioid Crisis in Rural America Hoosier Ag Today SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Farmers Union Female Farmer Chapter Hosts First Annual Seed Swap Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Union Female Farmer Chapter Hosts First Annual Seed Swap Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 4, 2018 last_img read more

Authorities step up offensive against journalists and websites

first_img BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en استنكار الإجراءات المتخذة ضد الصحافيين والمواقع الإلكترونية———————-Reporters Without Borders is concerned about freedom of expression in Bahrain. In the past couple of months, two journalists have been charged because of what they wrote and the information ministry has stepped up Internet filtering.“Free expression is under threat in Bahrain as a result of provocative measures and abusive judicial proceedings,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to withdraw the charges against these journalists, who were just doing their job, and we call for the immediate unblocking of news and human rights websites.”Abdulhassan Bu-Hussain of the daily newspaper Al Wasat was charged on 8 May with harming the Civil Service Bureau’s image in a series of articles from September to November of last year in which he accused the CSB of violating constitutional principles.Lamees Dhaif, a reporter and columnist with the daily Al Waqt, was summoned before a court on 5 March and charge with public insult under article 216 of the criminal code, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison. She is awaiting trial.Around 600 websites are currently blocked in Bahrain and online censorship has become more extensive since 21 April, when the authorities ordered that access to the Washington-based news website Aafaq.org, Ghada Jamsheer’s women’s rights blog Bahrain-eve and the blog aggregator Bahrainblogs.org should also be blocked.Under a decree issued by the culture and information ministry on 5 January, the ministry can order the blocking of websites without referring to a court. According to article 3 of the decree, “telecommunication companies and Internet Service Providers are required to prohibit any means that allow access to sites blocked by the ministry, whether by Internet address, use of a proxy server or any other means.”More information Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Help by sharing this information German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors News Newscenter_img March 17, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Bahrain BahrainMiddle East – North Africa May 14, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities step up offensive against journalists and websites October 14, 2020 Find out more News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Seven Bahraini journalists rendered stateless since 2011

first_img Statelessness has become a common penalty in Bahrain, in some cases with the aim of putting pressure on media outlets that might otherwise be tempted not to toe the government line. Of the seven journalists and citizen-journalists who have been the victims of this punishment, three are currently serving jail terms, and the other four are living in exile.Three stateless journalists in prisonThe photographer Ahmed Al Mousawi was arrested in 2014, mainly for taking photos of anti-government protests, and was sentenced on 23 November 2015 to ten years in prison and the loss of his citizenship.The journalist Mahmoud Al Jaziri and the blogger Ali Al Maaraj were stripped of their nationality on 30 October 2017 in a political trial in which they and five others were convicted of having links with an alleged terrorist cell. Some of the defendants said they were tortured during interrogation.Employed by Al Wasat, a newspaper closed by the authorities in 2017, Al Jaziri was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Al Maaraj, who had already spent 27 months in prison for “insulting the king” and “abusing information technology,” was given a life sentence.“Punishing those who do their job as journalists with either imprisonment or deprivation of nationality is grotesque,” RSF said. “Bahrain has not signed the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness but it has signed the Arab Charter on Human Rights, which says: ‘Everyone has the right to nationality; no one shall be arbitrarily or unlawfully deprived of their nationality.’ Covering opposition protests or reporting what government opponents say constitutes neither terrorism nor a threat to state security.”Four stateless journalists in exileFearing imprisonment, the other four journalists were already in self-imposed exile when they were deprived of their citizenship.Ali Abdel Imam, the founder of the BahrainOnline news website, Ali Aldairy, the founder and editor of the Bahrain Mirror newspaper, Al Nabaa TV TV presenter Abbas Busafwan and Hussein Yousef, a blogger, were all stripped of their nationality by the interior ministry on 31 January 2015.No court ruling was required because, under a 2014 amendment to Bahrain’s citizenship law, the interior ministry alone can withdraw Bahraini nationality from anyone who is deemed to have helped an enemy state or whose loyalty to Bahrain is questionable.The children of those penalized in this way are also stripped of their nationality. Ali Abdel Imam has a son who was born stateless in the United Kingdom.A total of 579Bahrainis have been stripped of their nationality since 2012. Fifteen journalists and citizen-journalists are currently imprisoned in Bahrain in connection with their work. They include Nabeel Rajab, who is facing the possibility of an additional 15-year jail term on 21 February.Bahrain is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalists AFP News Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalists to go further News Help by sharing this information Organisation center_img RSF_en German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors February 14, 2018 Seven Bahraini journalists rendered stateless since 2011 June 15, 2020 Find out more News October 14, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Bahrain Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Stripping its citizens of their nationality is a penalty to which the Bahraini regime increasingly resorts. A total of seven journalists and citizen-journalists have been rendered stateless in retaliation for their reporting since a wave of anti-government protests began exactly seven years ago today, on 14 February 2011. March 17, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Government daily closed for a week

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Organisation News RSF_en News On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom June 24, 2020 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa February 23, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Libyacenter_img News Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for press freedom in Libya after the government daily Al-Zahf al-Akhdar (The Green March) was suspended for week on 27 January for suggesting that Col. Muammar Gaddafi should stop being the “guide of the revolution” and start acting as a president instead.”This newspaper was immediately censored for daring to criticise the regime and ask Col. Gaddafi to play his role as president properly, so we once again call on the Libyan authorities to allow a free and independent press to express itself,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “Despite Col. Gaddafi’s concessions in the international arena aimed at giving his regime a more favourable and open image, he has still not made the least gesture as regards press freedom, which is totally non-existent in his country,” Ménard stressed.The Libyan authorities said Al-Zahf al-Akhdar was suspended for “serious mistakes” and for “publishing articles contrary to the power of the masses.” Agence France-Presse said the newspaper had recently carried an article calling on Col. Gaddafi to fully exercise the power of a president and to put an end to the rhetoric about his title as “guide of the revolution.” The article said the revolution had matured and it was now time to change the rules of the game and create a model state. “The warrior who has led this revolution must now build the state and truly become president,” it added. Al-Zahf al-Akhdar was previously suspended for a week in October after insulting and criticising Bahrain and Kuwait.Ménard pointed out that Col. Gaddafi was not content with silencing the Libyan press, but also tried to pursue journalists who criticised him abroad. “It’s high time the colonel changed his way of viewing the press,” Ménard added.On 25 January, Libya’s ambassador to Rabat filed a complaint against Mustapha Alaoui, the editor of the weekly Al-Ousbou, over an article about Libya’s decision to renounce all nuclear weapons programmes. The article called on Libya to compensate the families of Moroccans who were killed by Libyan arms supplied to the Polisario Front. It was accompanied by a cartoon considered defamatory by Col. Gaddafi because it showed the silhouette of a figure with its trousers down.”There was nothing (in the cartoon) that identified Gaddafi, so the complaint is without any merit,” Alaoui told Reporters Without Borders. “But Gaddafi tries to harass journalists who dare to question his policies, even outside Libya,” Alaoui said. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Help by sharing this information to go further January 29, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government daily closed for a week December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Endorses Kathryn Barger for County Supervisor

first_img “At a time of enormous transition on the LA County Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger has the experience and the ability to hit the ground running,” said Mayor Garcetti. “As Chief Deputy Supervisor, Kathryn knows the challenges facing the Board and, as a lifelong resident of the Fifth District, she has a deep understanding of the challenges facing the communities she will serve as Supervisor. I look forward to working with her on real and lasting solutions for the City and the County,” concluded Mayor Garcetti.Thanking Mayor Garcetti for his endorsement and confidence in her, Kathryn Barger responded: “Mayor Garcetti has not only been a leader for the City of Los Angeles but a leader for our entire region and our State. I want to work side-by-side with him to solve our most pressing issues, because he knows, as I do, that there is only one way to get things done — and that is by working together.”Barger added “The City and County must have a strong partnership that addresses job creation, public safety, transportation, homelessness, and protecting our natural resources. I am very grateful for Mayor Garcetti’s support of my candidacy and look forward to a productive partnership with him.” Subscribe 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Top of the News center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Government Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Endorses Kathryn Barger for County Supervisor Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 1:26 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pasadena Prevails in Lawsuit that Challenged Voter-Approved Transfer of Electric Rate Revenues

first_img More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge threw out a class-action lawsuit that challenged the $18 million annual transfer from the city of Pasadena’s power fund to the city’s general fund.The lawsuit was filed in 2017 and claimed the use of electric rates to fund the transfer to the General Fund violated the state’s constitution and is a non-voter approved tax.“I am pleased that justice prevailed,” said Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo. “The transfer continues to be approved by Pasadena residents, and for good reason. Pasadena has proven that our residents have confidence in receiving high-quality essential services and that residents want to ensure that our general fund and tax dollars are protected from class-action lawsuits.”Pasadena voters established and confirmed City Charter provisions allowing the general fund transfer a total of seven times, dating back to 1934. In November, voters passed Measure P, which maintained the annual transfer.The general fund is the city’s primary operating fund, providing a number of essential services to Pasadena residents and businesses.Almost 84 percent of Pasadena voters approved Measure P, confirming that voters approve of having a portion of their electric rates fund the $18 million annual transfer to the general fund.With voter approval of Measure P, and a January 29 published (precedential) appellate decision approving of Sacramento’s utility fund transfer, Pasadena sought reconsideration in its case.Rather, the court decision Wednesday recognized that Measure P and the court decision on Sacramento’s transfer both require “new and different orders granting [Pasadena’s] motion for summary judgment.” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Prevails in Lawsuit that Challenged Voter-Approved Transfer of Electric Rate Revenues STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 3:30 pmcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

300 jobs could be generated from a national e-waste reuse programme

first_imgEmail WhatsApp Print Linkedin Previous article#SOGames2014 Special Olympics MottoNext article€13.5million sought for mixed commercial city site Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie A REPORT entitled ‘Re-Evaluate: Re-use of Electrical and Electronic Equipment’ conducted by the University of Limerick has highlighted the potential for hundreds of jobs in a national refurbishment programme for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).Each year, Ireland recycles approximately 35,000 tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment which equates to about 7.5 kg for every person in the country. Currently none of this is refurbished or reused. Author of the report, Dr. Colin Fitzpatrick, University of Limerick, explains; “In addition to improved resource efficiency the development of a reuse sector is a significant growth opportunity for the social economy. If Ireland were to achieve overall WEEE reuse rates comparable with those where reuse is established such as Belgium at six per cent it would translate to employment creation of approximately 300 manufacturing jobs”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The publication of this EPA-funded report, conducted by the University of Limerick in conjunction with Rehab Recycle and Clondalkin Community Recycling Initiative, coincides with the announcement by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government of new regulations for the management of WEEE. For the first time, these regulations will permit organisations approved to be operating to international best practice to gain access to equipment suitable for reuse from established WEEE collection sites.Rehab Recycle, in co-operation with WEEE Ireland has already commenced refurbishing a range of white goods at a dedicated facility in Ballymount, Dublin, initially employing six people. Richard Jordan, Rehab’s Director of Recycling, hopes to grow these numbers to 20 in the coming year as the flow of suitable material increases. The products, which have been refurbished according to international best practice, will soon be available from Rehab Recycle.This new reuse program will support Ireland’s goal to meet targets set down by the EU as part of the WEEE Directive. By 2016 Ireland will have to achieve a combined recycling and reuse target of 65 per cent of all electrical and electronic products placed on the market, up from the previous target of 4kg per person per year.Link to the report: http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/waste/strive110-re-evaluate-re-useofelectricalandelectronicequipment.html#.U5sXrZRdV8Ecenter_img News300 jobs could be generated from a national e-waste reuse programmeBy Staff Reporter – June 16, 2014 688 Advertisement Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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