Howard Lake | 13 October 2008 | News Tagged with: England Funding 34 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Applications open for round one of Faiths in Action 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. Applications are open to Faiths in Action, a £4 million grants programme open to faith, inter-faith, voluntary and community sector organisations at national, regional and local levels in England.The programme is sponsored by Communities and Local Government (CLG) and administered by the Community Development Foundation (CDF). It aims to supports the Government’s aspiration to help faith communities and others to promote understanding, dialogue and develop strong and sustainable partnerships.Grants of up to £12,000 are now available in round one. This should be spent over two years from April 2009 to the end of March 2011.A series of free briefing events have been organised to assist would-be applicants.The deadline for receiving completed application (in electronic or paper format) and all associated paperwork is 5pm on 1 November 2008.www.cdf.org.uk/practice/grants/default.asp?xsl_argx=5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
No-one injured in Shantallow arson attack
Google+ No-one injured in Shantallow arson attack Pinterest WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Previous articleWoman arrested as part of Mc Donagh murder investigation in ToomebridgeNext articleAmerican football tryout’s in Letterkenny admin Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – January 16, 2016 Police in Derry are investigating a suspected arson attack at the rear of a house at Liscloon Drive in Shantallow this morning.A passing police patrol noticed the fire at a shed to the rear of the property at around 6.30am this morning. Fire service personnel attended the scene a short time later and extinguished the fire.Appealing for information, policer say while no-one was injured, it could have been more serious due to the close proximity of the oil tank to the fire.Police are urging witnesses to contact officers at Reactive and Organised Crime in Strand Road on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Twitter
‘He’s my hero’: Mourners, some traveling for hours to get to Arizona, remember John McCain
Ralph Freso/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — The doors to the Arizona State Capitol building where Sen. John McCain’s casket is lying in state won’t be open to the public until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, but that didn’t stop Frank Xavier Marcial and his wife from getting in line at 7:15 a.m.That’s the time they arrived in Phoenix after driving for more than seven hours from their home in California to come pay tribute to the longtime senator.“I wanted to give this incredible, great American my final respect and salute,” said Marcial, 66, an Army and National Guard veteran himself.“I wanted to give my spirit somehow to him for the suffering that he did in Hanoi and also for the equal suffering and belittling he endured in civilian life because he had no vices, as far as I’m concerned,” he said.Marcial was one of hundreds that lined up hours before the public viewing began.Caleb Webb, 24, got into line a little later, at around 9:30, but after a similarly long night having just finished a night shift at his hotel job nearby. Webb said he is from Cochise County in the southeastern corner of the state and he relished the five times he got a chance to meet McCain when the senator came to his county.“One thing that always stood out to me was he always knew my name,” said Webb, who was wearing a pin from McCain’s 2008 presidential bid, in spite of being a Democrat himself.“I felt like if there was any good day for it, today was going to be the day,” he said of the pin.“One important thing about him that a lot of people shouldn’t forget is that you can disagree as long as you’re not disagreeable,” Webb said.Kassandra Morales had already put in three hours waiting on line with her two young children when she spoke to ABC News, and she knew there were many more to come. And not just before she first goes past his casket.“This is my first stop today. I have three other kids in high school that I’m going to bring after school. They said that their hero was a rapper and that upset me. That’s not a hero. I want them to witness what a real hero is and show them what freedom means,” Morales said, noting that she already visited the mortuary that was holding McCain’s casket over the weekend to lay flowers and a flag.“He’s my hero. He’s been through a lot,” she said.She credits McCain with being the reason why she believes voting is important, having come from a family where voting wasn’t valued.“I never had anybody in my family who served, so for me he’s my veteran, my hero. He’s the person that I knew,” she said.One person who knew McCain personally was Joe Freedman, who interned for McCain back when he was a first-term congressman in the 1980s.Freedman has a decades-old picture of he and McCain on his phone and recalled one time when he said he was asked to drive the then-congressman to an event, but he was driving too fast.“I almost killed him! I almost killed us both. He was white-knuckling it and he said ‘Hey I want to get there alive,’” Freedman said, chuckling.“He was completely down to earth as a man and a person,” Freedman said.“All people were the same level as him. There was no caste system in John McCain’s life,” he said.Phoenix native Chasity Pullin likewise said that McCain exuded a relatability that drew her to him.“To me, I just felt like even though you may not have ever met John McCain you were able to relate to John McCain,” said Pullin.“I think this is a humbling experience for a lot of people,” she said.Pullin’s company, whose offices are nearby, offered to let employees leave to pay their respects for the day, but others had to go more out of their way to be there.Francis Rodgers, 64, extended a cross-country road trip by two days to be in Phoenix to pay tribute.“I went to Bobby Kennedy’s funeral 50 years ago and if you ask me, McCain accomplished as much as any of the Kennedys,” said Rodgers.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Sheriff Says Letter Declaring Martial Law Is False, Investigation Ongoing
Image by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.MAYVILLE – A letter and an envelope circulating in the community that says Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone has issued Martial Law was declared fraudulent by the Sheriff himself Wednesday morning.Image by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.The letter states that Deputy Jason Beichner released the information as the point of contact for any questions regarding the “Martial Law.” Quattrone released the following statement via the Sheriff’s mobile app:“I am quite confident that Deputy Beichner has absolutely no involvement in this letter. Please feel free to advise your contacts that this is a bad and potentially dangerous prank. We will be investigating and if possible will be prosecuting the individual or individuals responsible for the letter.”“For the record – I am Pro-Second Amendment and believe our constitutional rights need to be protected in all circumstances. This was received in a Town Clerks office who contacted our office. The Town Clerk will be notifying other Clerks of this prank. Should anyone receive such a letter please leave unopened and contact our office and we will pick it up for processing.” Image by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Millions back in confinement worldwide, India IT hub locks down
India’s IT hub Bangalore went into a new week-long lockdown Tuesday as the number of coronavirus cases surged, while economic data from Singapore to Britain revealed the shocking extent of the damage wrought by the global pandemic.India joins a raft of countries and cities across the globe to reimpose localized lockdowns and other restrictions in the face of new outbreaks of the disease.After imposing one of the world’s strictest lockdowns in late March, the country of 1.3 billion people had been steadily easing rules to lessen the huge economic impact — particularly on vast numbers of poor Indians who lost their jobs. Topics : “I do not want to take chances… I am stocking up for two weeks,” said Mangala, a housewife, as she joined a long queue to buy provisions ahead of the deadline.Bihar, home to around 125 million people and one of India’s poorest states, will follow into lockdown on Thursday for 15 days, the local government announced, following a record surge in cases.The western city of Pune and other states including Uttar Pradesh, home to 200 million people, badly hit Tamil Nadu and Assam have also introduced new restrictions.Other countries have been reimposing restrictions as new infections spread like wildfire. Alarm bells The bruising economic impact of the pandemic was stark in Singapore, where the economy shrank more than 40 percent in the second quarter, plunging the Southeast Asian financial and trading hub into recession for the first time in a decade.”It’s the worst-ever quarterly figure in Singapore’s 55-year history,” CIMB Private Banking regional economist Song Seng Wun told AFP on Tuesday.The worse-than-expected figures will ring alarm bells for other economies reliant on trade.Britain also saw its economy shrink by nearly a fifth in the three months to May compared with the previous quarter as the lockdown crippled activity.Across the globe, the pandemic has infected nearly 13 million people, killed more than 566,000 and triggered massive economic damage in the seven months since it was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan.Since the start of July, nearly 2.5 million new infections have been registered across the globe, with the number of cases doubling over the past six weeks, according to an AFP tally based on official figures.Latin America on Monday recorded the world’s second-highest regional death toll, declaring a total of 144,758 fatalities to pass the 144,023 recorded in the United States and Canada.It now stands second only to Europe, where 202,505 people have died.South Africa reimposed a nationwide curfew to prevent a “coronavirus storm” from ravaging the continent’s hardest-hit nation, where new infections have topped 12,000 a day.In what may prove a blow to those who have recovered, researchers at Kings College London said COVID-19 survivors could lose their immunity within months, leaving them vulnerable to reinfection. No return to ‘normal'”There will be no return to the ‘old normal’ for the foreseeable future,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday, warning that without governments adopting a comprehensive strategy, the situation would get “worse and worse and worse”.In England, face masks will become compulsory in shops and supermarkets from next week, the health secretary said Tuesday in a U-turn on previous policy.Face masks have been mandatory on public transport across the country since June 15, and Scotland has already made the coverings compulsory for shoppers.After overseeing drastically downscaled Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron said also said he would like to make masks mandatory in enclosed public spaces.”We have indications that [the outbreak] is accelerating a bit,” he said.Macron’s comments come as doctors have warned of a potential second wave of infections, possibly in the coming weeks, which could again overwhelm hospitals and require new lockdowns that could further hammer the economy.In the United States on Tuesday, the hard-hit state of Florida posted a record number of deaths for a 24-hour period at 132.New York added four states to its travel blacklist, meaning residents from them must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.California drastically rolled back its reopening plans on Monday and ordered all indoor restaurants, bars and cinemas to close again as cases soared across America’s richest and most populous state.Churches — as well as gyms, shopping malls, hair salons and non-essential offices — must also shut indoor operations in half of the Golden State’s worst-hit and most densely populated counties, including Los Angeles. But infections have continued to soar, passing 900,000 with almost 24,000 deaths, according to Tuesday’s health ministry figures that many experts say underplay the severity of the situation.Bangalore, home to more than 13 million people, has emerged as a new hotspot and the southern city started new a seven-day lockdown at 8:00 pm (1430 GMT).Firms in the city’s lifeblood IT sector handling the back-office operations of dozens of global corporations can continue operating, but with only half the staff allowed on premises at any one time.Transport is banned except for emergencies, and only shops selling essential items are allowed to open.
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Afghanistan’s Janat Buries Windies to Leave series Level
LUCKNOW, India, CMC – West Indies were floored by an exceptional spell from seamer Karim Janat and crashed to a 41-run defeat to Afghanistan in the second Twenty20 International on Saturday, turning today’s final match into the critical series decider.Chasing a straightforward target of 148 at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium, West Indies found themselves pegged back early and limped to a disappointing 106 for eight from their allotted overs.Only wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, who laboured 27 balls over an unbeaten 24, managed to pass 20 as West Indies never recovered after finding themselves meandering on 45 for four at the half-way stage.Janat, in his first game of the series, proved sensational with a spell of five for 11 from his four-over quota.The 21-year-old entered the attack in the eighth over and accounted for the key wickets of Shimron Hetmyer (11), opener Evin Lewis (14) and captain Kieron Pollard (7) in a terrific display of fast bowling.Seamer Kesrick Williams had earlier maintained his excellent form, snaring three for 23 from four overs as Afghanistan, choosing to bat first, stumbled their way to 147 for seven off their 20 overs.Hazratullah Zazai and Janat both struck 26 while Gulbadin Naib chipped in with 24 but Williams and fellow pacer Jason Holder (2-23) combined to hurt the innings.West Indies were on the backfoot early as Zazai blasted three fours and a six in a 15-ball cameo, posting 42 off 26 balls for the first wicket with Rahmanullah Gurbaz (15) to put his side on top. But Williams intervened, removing both off successive deliveries in the fifth over – Gurbaz caught on the second attempt in the deep by Pollard and Zazai carving a slower ball to Brandon King at point.Holder, whose first over leaked 16 runs, followed up with key strikes as Afghanistan slumped to 97 for six in the 15th over. However, Naib struck two fours and a six in an 18-ball knock, pairing with Najibullah Zadran (20 not out) in a 44-run, seventh-wicket partnership to get their side to a competitive total.In reply, the warning signs were there when West Indies crawled to 17 from the first 23 deliveries and then lost King (12), bowled on the backfoot by an inswinging slower ball from seamer Naveen-ul-Haq.The left-handed Hetmyer lasted 14 balls before being adjudged lbw to Janat in the eighth over and Janat then struck twice in the 10th over to turn the game on its head. First, he claimed Lewis skying to Ibrahim Zadran at long-on after the left-hander counted two fours in a 22-ball inning, and then found Sherfane Rutherford’s (6) edge for wicketkeeper Gurbaz to complete a straightforward catch.With 103 runs required from the last 10 overs, a special innings was required from Pollard (7) but Janat brought one back sharply to hit the right-hander in front in the 12th over, and increase the Windies turmoil.Jason Holder arrived as West Indies’ last genuine hope of staging a late comeback but struck two fours in 13 before missing a charge at leg-spinning captain Rashid Khan, and going stumped in the 15th over.
Tomato Temper-Tantrum Lands FL Girl in Jail
A Florida teen is behind bars for attacking her family over tomatoes, according to police.Callahan police say 19-year-old Katie Jade Gates became angry when she was denied an extra helping of tomatoes at the dinner table.As the tension built, Gates allegedly threw a water bottle at her grandfather, a cigarette pack at her great-grandmother, and then threatened her grandfather with a knife when he tried to confront her.Family members claim Gates threatened to stab him in his “f-ing face” as she chased the man around.Police were called, and they arrested her at the scene.She is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery on a person over 65.No other information is available at this time.
Be thankful for what you got
Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac, gangsta whitewalls, TV antenna in the back. You may not have a car at all, but remember brothers and sisters, you can still stand tall. Just be thankful for what you got. Diamond in the back, sunroof top, diggin’ the scene with a gangsta lean. (William Devaughn, 1974). I met a few friends for dinner a little while back and the first thing they wanted to discuss was the current state of the Pittsburgh Pirates. One buddy, who demanded that he remain anonymous, said through a mouthful of steak, “Man, I would rather run through hell wearing gasoline “draws” than waste my time going over to PNC Park to see those sad ass Pirates play.” This was one day I did not feel like joining the crowd in stepping on a man’s neck or in this case, a team’s neck when they were down. No, the Pirates do not have any marquee, big money players as big money players go but as the late President Richard Nixon would say, “let me make it perfectly clear” that there are still positive elements about having a MLB franchise in your city.Take the Baltimore Orioles. They played in Milwaukee (one year), then as the St. Louis Browns. They moved to Baltimore and changed their name to the Orioles. The cities they vacated, St Louis (Cardinals) and Milwaukee (Braves and Brewers) have since secured their own franchises. The Braves ended up moving south to Atlanta and Milwaukee was again left team-less until the Brewers rolled into town. The Brewers originated in Seattle as the Pilots. They played one season in 1969 before being acquired by current MLB commissioner Bud Selig. So you see boys and girls, with the MLB playing musical chairs with franchises like a well composed symphony, the Pirates could very well be the Charlotte or New Orleans Bucs. Why are brothers and sisters complaining anyway? They don’t really support the team. Oh, I am aware that the Pirates are color deficient, but how many of your neighborhood buddies take the court for any NBA teams? Just be thankful for what you got.My friends also wanted to fill the evening with talk about the NBA. I love watching and writing about pro basketball but the last time that I checked, Pittsburgh did not have a franchise. My boys were even on a LeBron “watch.” They had better take my advice and be on a Pirates watch. There is even talk that baseball is somehow “less” than a man’s game. That false macho imagery pseudo-honor is dangerous and can be socially out of bounds. The fake sense of manhood, along with an insidious and dark “honor system” that is being perpetrated by Black families, the media and urban America are the root causes for the undertaker business being only second to the wine and spirits business in the African-American community.This is way more than about sports. We also talked about drive-by’s, guns and drugs infecting the community. “The gun laws have to be changed” one of my colleagues belted out after several rum and cokes. I looked him straight in the eye and I asked him, “Are you crazy?” They have the same gun laws in the White communities and they are not having daily murders and violence. It is not about changing laws, it is about changing behavior and obeying laws.When I hear complaints about the Pirates and how the team has been grossly mismanaged for the past 18 years or so, I am reminded of a similar scenario that occurred during the past year in the world of radio broadcasting. Sheridan Broadcasting sold radio station WAMO and discontinued broadcasting. The Black community was immediately up in arms and began a chorus of well-choreographed whining about how Pittsburgh no longer has a Black radio station. All of a sudden a long line of “phantom” investors appeared with proposal after proposal for buying and operating a new station that would replace WAMO. If the Black community really supported WAMO why didn’t someone put together a consortium of investors and buy it? There are certain folks who become soothsayers after an event has occurred. I call them “post-prophets.” Just be thankful, for what you got.I was leaving Foodland in McKeesport when a five-year-old named Jacob stood outside with his dad collecting money for the neighborhood baseball team. He was a sight to behold. His hat was not turned around backwards and his trousers were not sagging and there was no gold around his neck (I know a person who actually put a gold chain around the neck of a seven month old). Baseball is centered around family values. Whether the Pirates win or not is a moot point. The Pirates may not be a Cadillac when it comes to being a MLB franchise but Pittsburgh had better be thankful for what we have because you never miss the water until the well runs dry.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected], 412-583-6741)
Sober Up About Alleged Alcohol Benefits
The Brits are not about to take an axe to the pubs, but Nature this week published two sober warnings about the dangers of alcohol abuse. They warn that the oft-claimed benefits of drinking in moderation apply only to a few groups (primarily the elderly), and are drowned in the known health risks. “We pay too much attention to the health benefits of alcohol and neglect the devastating effects of excessive consumption,” says one editorial,1 and Helen Pearson calls it “the demon drink” in her News Feature2 (see also Nature Science Update). She begins, “Alcohol and tobacco are the terrible twins of public health. Both increase the risk of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Both are promoted aggressively by a powerful industry. And both can be horribly addictive.” Alcohol purveyors stress the benefits, but don’t tell you about “its numerous evils. Even small amounts of alcohol increase the risk of injury and boost the chances of developing about 60 diseases, including several cancers, liver cirrhosis and neuropsychological disorders.”1Editorial, “Some sobering thoughts,” Nature 428, 587 (08 April 2004); doi:10.1038/428587b.2Helen Pearson, “Public health: The demon drink,” Nature 428, 598 – 600 (08 April 2004); doi:10.1038/428598a.In ancient times, without refrigeration, some fermentation was unavoidable; still, sober-minded people knew the dangers of undiluted wine and condemned drunkenness (see Proverbs 23:29-35). Today, with refrigeration, pasteurization, and so many safe options available to us, why take unnecessary risks? At least don’t claim you do it for your health. It’s a preference, and not a wise one. Some things, while legal, may not be wise; they can take over (see I Cor. 6:12). Keep your head. The good book commends sober-mindedness. You’ll need that to read these pages.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0