New free toolkit to securing grant funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis London-based grants consultancy the Lewis Clare Partnership has published a free 8-page guide to help organisations increase their effectiveness in securing grant funding.The guide covers key elements of the grantseeking process so would be useful to those just starting out in applying for grants. It covers initial preparation, ensuring good communication, putting in the groundwork, completing the application, and following through.The guide can be downloaded at no charge from the Lewis Clare Partnership website. It evolved from the Partnership’s experience in appraising grant applications, and the errors that were common to many. Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 January 2007 | News 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. 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The guide, “Granting you the Money – a guide to securing grant funding”, is the latest in a series of free guides from the Partnership. Others include “Surfing the Grants Process – using the Web to increase efficiency and effectiveness” and “Open SESAME – a guide to setting up a new grant scheme.”
39 total views, 1 views today Remember a Charity campaign’s stuntman Rocky Taylor, who this summer is highlighting the importance of making a will and leaving a little to charity through death-defying stunts, makes his spectacular entrance at the Prince Charles Cinema in London. 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 Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 July 2011 | News Tagged with: legacies Remember a Charity 40 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Rocky Taylor’s Spectacular Entrance at Remember A Charity’s 2011 Campaign Launch
News May 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Russian journalist beaten up as government resorts to disinformation Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned a latest attack on press freedom in Uzbekistan after Russian cameraman Vladislav Chekoyan of Russian TVTs was beaten up by Uzbek border guards on the border with Kyrgyzstan on 21 May.Chekoyan was filming a demonstration by around 1,000 people, on a bridge in Kara-Suu over the River Charkhansai separating the two countries, demanding the release of insurgents arrested there by Uzbek forces on 18 and 19 May. Guards also seized his camera and his mobile phone”This latest assault on press freedom shows that the use of violence against journalists is common practice for the Uzbek authorities, as is the use of disinformation to control the media,” the organisation said.”We therefore call on President Islam Karimov to do his utmost to guarantee freedom of information in Uzbekistan and to immediately stop this policy of lying, when the country is going through a crucial step in its political and social development.” For five days after mass shootings in Andijan on 13 May, the town was cut off from the outside world. Three journalists who tried to get to Andijan in the days after 13 May were sent back. Journalist Dmitri Yasminov and cameraman Viktor Muzalevsky, of Russian REN-TV, were held for two hours at a checkpoint a few kilometres from Andijan on 14 May. Alexei Ivliev, of Russian NTV, who was working in the Andijan area, was forced to return to the capital Tashkent under police escort on 14 May.A press trip, which was entirely controlled by the authorities, allowed some 30 journalists and foreign diplomats to visit the town for a few hours on 18 May. None of them was allowed to talk to residents or to visit School No 15. which was used as a morgue after the 13 May shootings that reportedly left up to 1,000 civilians dead.On the same day, a team led by journalist Sviatoslav Tsegolko of Kanal 5 television was arrested on arrival at Tashkent airport. Customs held him for six hours on the grounds that he had no official accreditation and seized their equipment. The Kanal 5 crew was finally able to go to Andijan after an intervention by the Ukrainian embassy.Elsewhere, the authorities stepped up a campaign of disinformation, particularly since the European Union, the United States and the UN called for an independent international inquiry into the bloody events of 13 May.First deputy prime minister of Uzbekistan, Rustam Azimov, on 21 May sent instructions to the entire Uzbek media on how to cover the events in Andijan.On the same day, President Islam Karimov’s press service told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti that “several media, including dubious websites, were putting out subversive information that the situation was not stable in Andijan, while this absolutely does not correspond to the facts.”Uzbek media also hammered home the message on 22 May that news being put out by international media should not be believed and lambasted the idea of an international investigation. “It’s like someone coming to your home and telling you that he wants to bring up your children,” an old man introduced as an Andijan resident said on state-run television news.A majority of the most popular Uzbek and Russian independent websites are still being blocked by the state provider: www.fergana.ru, www.uzland.uz, http://freeuz.org, www.tribune-uz.info. Russian sites www.utro.ru, of the daily Nézavissimaya gazeta (www.ng.ru), of NTV (www.ntv.ru) and Radio Svoboda (www.svoboda.org) are also inaccessible in the country. Uzbek Internet-users can only get as far as the home page of www.lenta.ru, www.gazeta.ru and www.newsru.com. News RSF_en Follow the news on Uzbekistan to go further Russian cameraman Vladislav Chekoyan, of Russian TVTs, was beaten up by Uzbek border guards on 21 May while filming a demonstration in Kara-Suu (a town on the Kyrgyzstan border) in yet another press freedom violation in Uzbekistan following the mass shootings in Andijan in the east on 13 May which reportedly left up to 1,000 civilians dead. News May 11, 2021 Find out more President Islam Karimov contests the fact that the army fired into the crowd without warning on 13 May leaving between 500 and 1,000 people dead in Andijan and the east of the country. According to the head of state, 169 insurgents died in clashes with army and security forces. The UN confirmed on 20 May that the Uzbek president had rejected the idea of an independent investigation into the 13 May violence. News Receive email alerts More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council October 15, 2020 Find out more Organisation UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia February 11, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information
This is not the first time one of these experiments has impacted online journalistic pluralism. Facebook, for example, tested a new functionality called “Explore” in six countries – Bolivia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Serbia, Slovakia and Sri Lanka – from October 2017 to March 2018. This experiment, in which independent news content was quarantined in a not-very-accessible secondary location, had a disastrous impact on journalistic pluralism in these countries, with traffic to local media outlets falling dramatically. In Cambodia, many citizen-journalists lost a large chunk of their readers, with the result they had to pay to restore traffic to their sites. News Google conducts tens of thousands of tests on its search engine every year. The experiments that Google and other platforms carry out usually test design changes, algorithmic modifications or new functionalities on some of their users in order to study how they behave and to guide future changes. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists AustraliaUnited StatesAsia – PacificCambodiaAmericas Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression The Australian, ABC, Australian Financial Review, The Age, The Guardian Australia and The Sydney Morning Herald are among the media outlets that have not appeared in the search results of around 1% of Australian users since 13 January, the date on which Google admits that it began its “experiments.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary and opaque experiments that Google is conducting with its search engine in Australia, with the consequence that many national news websites are no longer appearing in the search results seen by some users. June 2, 2021 Find out more The experiments are supposedly intended to measure the correlation between media and Google search and are due to end at the start of February. Neither the media outlets nor Google search users were notified in advance of the consequences of the experiments, namely that they would be deprived of their usual access to many news sources. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom AustraliaUnited StatesAsia – PacificCambodiaAmericas Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression The two tech giants have reacted to the proposal with hostility. Facebook has said it would prevent Australian media outlets and users from sharing journalistic content on its Facebook and Instagram platforms, while Google has added a pop-up message to its search results warning Australian users that “your search experience will be hurt by new regulation.” Google’s experiments in Australia have come at a time of tension between the platforms and the Australian government, which has proposed new law, called the News Media Bargaining Code, under which platforms such as Google and Facebook would have to share advertising money with media companies. “The platforms must stop playing sorcerer’s apprentice in a completely opaque manner,” said Iris de Villars, the head of RSF’s Tech Desk. “Most Australians use Google to find and access online news, and these experiments confirm the scale of the power that platforms like Google exercise over access to online journalistic content, and their ability to abuse this power to the detriment of the public’s access to information. They have a duty to be transparent and to inform their users, a duty that is all the greater in the light of the impact that the current and future experiments can have on journalistic pluralism.” June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Receive email alerts RSF_en January 21, 2021 – Updated on January 26, 2021 Google experiments drop Australian media from search results When asked about the details of these experiments, their purpose and about transparency towards media outlets and users, Google just referred RSF to an existing, general press release. Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP News News June 7, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation
Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest An American teenager who urinated on his young Irish friend as he lay dying on his grandmother’s front lawn has been jailed for six months.Samuel Heroux left 19-year-old Co Donegal man Liam McGlinchey in a dangerously intoxicated state in New York in August 2017.Liam, from Buncrana, had been out celebrating passing his exams with friends.Two men, Heroux (21) of Cohoes and Isaiah DePiazza (19) of Foxwoods Drive, Clifton Park were charged with criminally negligent homicide.Details of Liam’s horrific death were given in court yesterday.Judge John Murphy slammed Heroux’s actions in a sentencing hearing.He said “Dumping Liam and urinating on him and filming the urination, seeing foam from dying Liam’s mouth — instead of doing something, you leave.“A 911 call, a knock on the door, a drop at the hospital, a call for help would have saved his life.“The failure to act and care about anyone but yourself, the apathy and disregard for another person’s life is your pattern of behaviour.He sentenced him to six months in jail and put him on five years probation.‘Gentle giant’The other accused, Isaiah DePiazza, had originally been expected to get probation but was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison for breaking his parole.The tragic man’s sister said Heroux’s actions were “vile, despicable, thoughtless and heartless.”In a recorded video shown in court, Charlotte McGlinchey said that her brother was a gentle giant whose death traumatised his family because Heroux and DePiazza left her brother “as if he were garbage.”“I lost my brother and best friend,” she said. “Every time you inhale, I hope you feel the breaths Liam struggled to take.”Liam’s dad Liam Snr is from Buncrana and although he was born in the US, the late Liam Jnr spent many years in Donegal where he found work cutting turf before returning to the US to start college.He had been living with his grandmother when he died.Toxicology reports from his autopsy showed Mr McGlinchey had a blood alcohol content of 0.40%, a level that medical experts say can be high enough to cause death.After his death, Liam’s heartbroken mother Helen pleaded with young people to look after each other when they were out socially.She revealed how her son loved Ireland and Donegal and said that anybody who knew him knew he was a gentle giant.She said “It’s hard as my whole family is in America, but I do have a lot of support here locally. Friends are being very helpful.“The most important message is that nobody else needs to lose a son or daughter. Make sure you look after your friends and please be aware that you can die of consuming too much alcohol.” Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Facebook By News Highland – August 9, 2019 Google+ Previous articleCouncil issue swimming ban at Inishowen beachNext articleConcern over lack of cover for Diabetes Podiatrist post at LUH News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Men jailed after leaving Donegal man to die on grandmother’s lawn Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Homepage BannerNews
Firstly, I feel as though I should apologise to Andy Regan, A.K.A. Cardiff’s very own Pagan Wanderer Lu. I have certainly given records more auspicious first plays than as accidental soundtracks to my sleepy washing up. Unbeknownst to me, his new E.P. ‘Perfection R.I.P.’ filtered through to my bathroom, leading me to think that iTunes had rather pleasingly found me a new Belle & Sebastian album. Wait, how long has Stuart Murdoch been sticking glitchy bits in his songs for? And did I just hear the line “spray the foam on the boy’s pectoral”? Upon closer inspection, what turned out to be Pagan Wanderer Lu’s latest effort combines the three features that underpin those questions beautifully. Melodies that scream pop while staying on the right side of cloying are offset by some extremely dark, witty lyrics delivered in an endearing Bolton accent. The opener ‘The Gentleman’s Game’ is possibly the best representation of this, with shimmering electronics underpinning wonky bass and Casio beats with plaintive reflections on how “we are loath to live vicariously, through the sporting achievements of our country”. The quality doesn’t let up from hereon in, and I defy anyone not to start happily singing along to “Perfection of a Simple Life” before suddenly stopping with the slow, cold realisation that you’ve been merrily mouthing lines like “and if they find those bodies buried under your immaculate lawn…”. As a whole, it’s an E.P. that’s a world away from its self-deprecating title. Indeed, as new single and highlight ‘Tree of Knowledge suggests”, if you don’t like it, you can “fuck his apples”. Charming. by Paul Hallows Pagan Wanderer Lu – Perfection R.I.P. ****
Northern Foods has reported strong underlying growth in its bakery division, with revenue up 3.9% for the 26 weeks to 26 September 2009. Brand investment in Fox’s biscuits helped it achieve its highest brand share since 2006, and the firm also announced that a new marketing campaign for its Matthew Walker puddings brand will be launched ahead of the Christmas trading period. According to Northern Foods, new discount lines in sandwiches and salads helped drive revenue in its chilled division, up 8.8%. However, its “rationalisation programme” and the closure of a pizza manufacturing site at Poldys in Ireland last year contributed to the 7.5% drop in revenue within its frozen arm. The firm also relinquished a number of marginal own-label contracts and terminated its Birds Eye co-pack agreement to supply individual frozen pies, thus enabling its McDougall’s brand to compete in this segment.
Ambient plant mince pies performed well as sales of in-store bakery (ISB) mince pies slumped dramatically in the run-up to Christmas, in a tough December all-round for the ISB sector.According to data from Kantar (formerly TNS) Worldpanel, value sales of plant mince pies were up 5.5% in the four weeks to 27 December and the number of packs sold rose by 15.8%. In contrast, in-store bakery mince pies plummeted by 12.5% , with pack volumes down 22.7% over the same period.At Vandemoortele, which produces 30 million puff pastry mince pies each year, commercial director Adrian Roberts said the firm had seen “strong growth” over the Christmas period. “Our puff pastry mince pies did really well in ISBs, but there was a shift away from ISB shortcrust mince pies to bought-in products, due to the enormous amount of promotional activity. Rather than buy eight ISB shortcrust mince pies for £1.50, people were buying two six-packs of bought-in mince pies on promotion for £2.”Total ISB sales declined in value by nearly 3% in the four weeks to 27 December, according to Kantar, compared to the same period in 2008, with ISB bread falling 7.4% and morning goods down by 4.4%. Cakes and pastries were up 3.3% and total plant sales were up in value by 3.6%.
The Crown Commercial Service continues to make good progress against its business plan and objectives. This is a testament to the quality and commitment of our people who have worked tirelessly to deliver against their objectives. I would like to record our appreciation for their efforts and congratulate them on their achievements. Malcolm Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of CCS, said: The report shows that £13 billion of common goods and services are now being procured through CCS, whose aim is to become the ‘go to’ provider for the procurement of common goods and services across the entire public sector.During the year, CCS – an executive agency of the Cabinet Office – has delivered £354 million in commercial benefits including savings for central government, and £247 million for the wider public sector – helping to deliver world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.CCS’s work is an important part of the #SmarterGov campaign, which aims to drive innovation and deliver savings and service improvements across the entire public sector.At the same time, CCS has led on work to level the playing field for small and medium-sized enterprises, entered a new phase for the Crown Marketplace programme, and introduced its first Dynamic Purchasing Systems.CCS uses its commercial expertise and bulk buying power to help the UK public sector get the best deal on the everyday goods and services they need.Tony van Kralingen, Chair of CCS, said: £13bn of public sector spend channelled through CCS commercial agreements, an increase of £0.6bn from 2016/17 Customers who have used CCS agreements have achieved commercial benefits worth £601m compared to current market comparators 1260 procurements (including call offs) carried out for customers Employee Engagement index as measured by the Civil Service People Survey has increased from 58% in 2016 to 63% in 2017 Our Net Promoter Scores (NPS) for customer satisfaction are consistently positive, reaching +24 in Post Procurement Surveys and +36 in Post Enquiry Surveys over the year 28 new commercial agreements awarded during 2017/18 CCS has come a long way over the last two years. The organisation has some ambitious goals and together we have built strong foundations. I have no doubt that CCS will go from strength to strength in the coming years with a relentless focus on demonstrating value for money and providing excellent customer service. Performance highlights for 2017/18 include: To read the full report and accounts, visit the annual report and accounts web pages.
Load remaining images Jamtronica outfit Particle continues to impress with their innovative approach and execution. The band seamlessly blends their trancey jam rock for audiences across the country, and settled in New York City for a post-Phish rager on December 28th at American Beauty, just blocks from Madison Square Garden. The packed show saw the group work through material new and old, as the band has been out on the road in support of their recent release Accelerator.Check out a gallery from the night, as provided by Capacity Images.