Esmée Fairbairn North East Fund opens for applications again

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 September 2013 | News Applications for the second round of funding are now being invited by the Esmée Fairbairn North East Fund.The Fund, which launched this year and is administered by the Newcastle-based Community Foundation, will hand out around £500,000 in grants to groups in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and the Tees Valley over the next three years.This round will disburse about £90,000, and there will be two further rounds in 2014 and one in 2015. Advertisement 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. Who can apply?The Esmée Fairbairn North East Fund is open to groups working in areas of deprivation in Tees Valley, County Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. Their project should address one of the following themes: arts; education and learning; environment; and social change.They should have an annual income of between £50,000 and £250,000. Size of grantsGrants made will usually be for at least £10,000 but no more than £30,000 over three years. Successful applicantBlyth-based Headway Arts has received a £12,800 grant from the Fund which will enable it to extend its performing arts work which improves the confidence and social skills of Northumberland residents.Frances Castle, chief executive of the charity, which has worked with around 2,000 Northumberland residents in the past year, said that it will enable them to take on a part time arts engagement officer.“What makes the Esmée Fairbairn grant so special,” said Castle, “is that it encourages experiment and vision – we would never have been able to access it without the support and encouragement of the Community Foundation and we are very grateful to them.”The closing date for applications is midday on 17 October 2013.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding North East Esmée Fairbairn North East Fund opens for applications againlast_img read more

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TfL’s Lost Property Office donates unclaimed children’s toys to charity

first_imgDonating unclaimed toysSue Tyler of TfL’s Lost Property Office, said:“The fact so many items have been handed in over 80 years is testament to the honesty of the travelling public in London. It is a shame the children’s toys were not reclaimed by their owners, but it is just wonderful to know they will now bring smiles to children who might have otherwise gone without”.Captain Kevin Stanbury, of The Salvation Army’s Deptford Community Church, commented:“Our Christmas Present Appeal ensures no child goes without a gift at Christmas. We’re grateful for the support from our community, who selflessly donate toys each year, and to TfL who make sure lost toys find a new home and bring smiles to children in need this Christmas.”How are items donated?Items not claimed after three months have personal data removed and are securely destroyed before either being donated to charities including The Salvation Army and the British Red Cross, recycled, disposed of, or sold at auction. Any revenue generated from unclaimed items contributes towards the cost of running the Lost Property Office.  48 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 11 December 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 TfL’s Lost Property Office donates unclaimed children’s toys to charitycenter_img Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Lost Property Office has donated hundreds of new, unclaimed children’s toys to The Salvation Army for them to give to children in south London. The toys were all handed in to TfL’s Lost Property Office this year.The new toys, all in their original packaging, had remained unclaimed for over three months. They range from dolls, teddy bears and toy cars to board games and electronic gadgets.This is the eighth year in which the Office has donated new unclaimed children’s toys to The Salvation Army. The charity will work with Lewisham Council to distribute the 200 or so toys to those who might otherwise have gone without this Christmas.TfL’s Lost Property Office team donate unclaimed toys to The Salvation Army at Christmas.80 years of lost propertyTfL’s Lost Property Office, based in Baker Street, has been helping to reunite passengers with their lost possessions for 80 years now. Last year over a quarter of a million items were left by passengers on London Buses, London Underground, London Overground, the Dockland Light Railway, licensed taxis, Victoria Coach Station and the Emirates Air Line cable car. This is the largest amount to date.Eighty years ago gloves and umbrellas were probably the most common items handed in. This year the top three were:• mobile phones (20,309)• travel card holders (18,433)• wallets and purses (11,580)This top three has remained unchanged for the past three years.Every day the Office receives 1,000 lost property items.Unusual itemsOver the years, many extraordinary items have been handed in including false teeth and limbs, wedding dresses, stuffed animals, urns of ashes and even a parachute. Advertisement Tagged with: christmas corporate Donated goods 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

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Young journalist gunned down in Galkayo in latest media killing

first_img Follow the news on Somalia News SomaliaAfrica Organisation RSF_en News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia to go further January 8, 2021 Find out more March 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img March 5, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Young journalist gunned down in Galkayo in latest media killing News News SomaliaAfrica Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Radio Galkayo journalist Ali Ahmed Abdi was shot dead by three gunmen as he was returning home yesterday in the north-central city of Galkayo, becoming the third journalist to be killed in Somalia since the start of 2012. The press freedom organization condemns the lack of any action on the part of the local authorities and international community in response to this unacceptable spate of murders.“With three journalists already murdered since the start of the year, is 2012 going to be deadlier than 2009, when nine journalists were killed in connection with their work?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “What is the international community waiting for in order to rise to the challenge of this carnage?“Media personnel are abandoned to their fate in Somalia. Alone, they face the enemies of information, who do not hesitate to eliminate them. There is an urgent need to protect them and to stop allowing the killers to run amok.”Abdi, 26, was shot several times on a street near the Guure Hotel in Is-Raac, a northern district of Galkayo, which is the capital of the Mudug region. The motive is not yet known. As well as working for Radio Galkayo, he wrote for the Somali Online website and was a member of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization.He was outspoken in his criticism of violence against journalists in Somalia, especially after the September 2011 shooting attacking on his colleague, Horriyo Abdulkadir, a woman journalist working for Radio Galkayo.His murder was preceded this year by that of Shabelle Media Network manager Hassan Osman Abdi, who was shot by five unidentified gunmen outside his Mogadishu home on 28 January, and that of Radio Somaliweyn manager Abukar Hassan Mohamoud, who was gunned down in an identical manner on 28 February. No arrests have been made in any of these three murders.These three killings have confirmed Somalia as Africa’s deadliest country for the media. According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, a total of 28 journalists have been slain since the start of 2007 – three so far in 2012, four in 2011, three in 2010, nine in 2009, one in 2008 and eight in 2007.Reporters Without Borders and NUSOJ have been trying for years to get the international community to take steps to protect journalists and combat impunity. On 22 February, Reporters Without Borders wrote to the participants in the London conference on Somalia to ask them to create an independent international commission of enquiry into all the abuses against media personnel in Somalia.During an event organized jointly with the Somali permanent mission to the United Nations on 3 March, coinciding with the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, NUSOJ, the International Trade Union Confederation and Reporters Without Borders criticized the present government’s inability to either prevent these attacks on journalists or to investigate them and bring those responsible to justice.Photo : Ali Ahmed Abdi (on the right) Receive email alerts RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland regionlast_img read more

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How Are Mortgage Delinquency Rates Changing?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / How Are Mortgage Delinquency Rates Changing? January 12, 2021 3,357 Views How Are Mortgage Delinquency Rates Changing? in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mortgage delinquency levels continues to rise during October, according to the latest Loan Performance Insights Report published by CoreLogic.During October, 6.1% of all mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, a 2.4% year-over-year increase. Much of this upward motion was attributed to the rate for serious delinquencies (90 days or more past due, including loans in foreclosure), which registered at 4.1%, up from 1.3% one year earlier. However, October’s rate was also slightly below September’s 4.2% level, which itself was a scant dip from the 4.3% rate in August.Early-stage delinquencies in October (30 to 59 days past due) registered at a 1.4% rate, down from 1.8% one year earlier. The rate for adverse delinquencies (60 to 89 days past due) was 0.6%, unchanged from one year earlier.The foreclosure inventory rate (the share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process) was 0.3%, down from 0.4% in October 2019. This rate has been at 0.3% for seven consecutive months and is the lowest since at least January 1999. The transition rate (the share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30 days past due) was 0.8%, inching up by a single percentage point from the previous year.Every state experienced an annual increase in their overall delinquency rates, led by Hawaii (up 4.7%) and Nevada (4.6%). Among the major metro areas, Lake Charles, Louisiana, recorded the greatest increase with a 11 percentage point spike, due primarily to the lingering impacts of the damage from Hurricane Laura in August; other metro areas with elevated delinquency increases were Odessa, Texas (up 10.3 percentage points); Kahului, Hawaii (up 7.8 percentage points), and Midland, Texas (up 7.5 percentage points).CoreLogic attributed the higher delinquency rates to pandemic-induced job losses and small businesses closures, although the company also observed that record levels of home equity plus the loan forbearance aspects of the CARES Act kept many borrowers out of foreclosure.“During early autumn, the improving economy enabled more families to remain current on their home loan,” said Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic. “In September and October, 0.8% of current borrowers transitioned into 30-day delinquency. This is the same as the monthly average for the 12 months prior to the pandemic, and well below the record peak of 3.4% of borrowers transitioning into delinquency that we observed in April 2020.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Garden State Considers Program to Mitigate High Foreclosure Rates Next: DS5: Adjusting to Modern Property Preservation Challenges About Author: Phil Hall Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: CARES act CoreLogic CoreLogic Foreclosure Report early-stage delinquencies Foreclosures Mortgage delinquency Serious Delinquency Rate The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago CARES act CoreLogic CoreLogic Foreclosure Report early-stage delinquencies Foreclosures Mortgage delinquency Serious Delinquency Rate 2021-01-12 Phil Hall The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago last_img read more

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Work begins on Muff – Culmore Greenway link

first_img Previous articleRevealed: Finalised guidelines for pubs reopeningNext articleMajor housing development in Strabane gets green light News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – June 18, 2020 Pinterest Work begins on Muff – Culmore Greenway link Work has started on the Greenway link between Muff in Donegal and Culmore in Derry.There are three main Derry routes which will transcend the border between the Buncrana Road and Bridgend, between the Letterkenny Road and Killea, and between the Culmore Road and Muff, beginning at the Pennyburn Roundabout right through Muff and possibly as far as Moville at some point in the future.Foyle MLA Martina Anderson says while improving infrastructure, the project will ensure Donegal and Derry are connected:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/martifdgdfgdfgdna1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

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Listen To 13 Newly Released Jimi Hendrix Studio Recordings

first_imgEvery few years, rock aficionados are treated to another collection of unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings. The incomparable guitarist has put out 13 studio compilations since his untimely death, which is ten more than the three albums he released with the Jimi Hendrix Experience during his lifetime. The latest addition to his posthumous catalog—and the third volume in a trilogy of releases that includes 2010’s Valleys of Neptune and 2013’s People, Hell and Angels—is a forthcoming compilation titled Both Sides Of The Sky, and you can stream it now via NPR’s First Listen.The new “album” was compiled from a number of studio outtakes recorded while Hendrix was working on a follow-up to Electric Ladyland between January 1968 and February 1970. Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies collaborators Buddy Miles (drums) and Billy Cox (bass) join him for most of the tracks, though his Experience bandmates Mitch Mitchell (drums) and Noel Redding (bass) can be heard on one of the tunes.However, one of the most interesting things about Both Sides Of The Sky is the inclusion of a few of Hendrix’s collaborations with other rock legends. The release features appearances by Stephen Stills—who joins Hendrix for his own “$20 Fine” as well as a rendition of Joni Mitchell‘s “Woodstock”—and another effort with Johnny Winter, who contributes his chops to a cover of Guitar Slim’s “Things I Used To Do”. Saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood also helps out with a lengthy take on the Hendrix rarity “Georgia Blues”.Both Sides Of The Sky is officially due out on Friday, March 9 via Legacy Recordings. You can pre-order the album via JimiHendrix.com.last_img read more

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State Copyright Resource Center launched by Office for Scholarly Communication

first_imgThe State Copyright Resource Center, a site recently launched by the Office for Scholarly Communication, aims to clarify the ambiguity around the copyright status of state-produced works. This project was spun out of a query to Harvard Library’s copyright adviser, Kyle K. Courtney, from the Frances Loeb Library at the Graduate School of Design, which was working to digitize a collection of rare state urban planning reports and other documents. The site provides information on relevant polices, cases, and legislation, and assesses the copyright status of government publications in each state. It is designed not only to help the Harvard community, but to serve as an invaluable resource nationwide for those working to disseminate and preserve state government information.last_img

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Clinton the Musical Among Productions at NYMF 2014

first_img This year’s productions will be housed at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre and the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. These shows join a roster of eight readings, as well as NYMF’s 2014 Next Link Project selections, a series of ten musicals that were submitted anonymously from a variety of writers, from produced to unproduced and those with or without agency representation. An additional slate of concerts and other events will be announced at a later time.  Other NYMF productions include Bayonets of Angst, with a book by Rick Kunzi and Justin Zeppa, music by Kunzi & Adam Barnosky and lyrics by Kunzi; Coming of Age, with a book, music and lyrics by Jon Provan; Deployed, with book, music and lyrics by Jessy Brouillard; Madame Infamy, with a book by Jp Vigliotti and music and lyrics by Cardozie Jones and Sean Willis; Mr. Confidential, with a book and lyrics by Samuel Bernstein and music by David Snyder; Propaganda! The Musical, with a book, music and lyrics by Taylor Ferrera and Matt Webster; The Gig, with a book, music and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen; The Snow Queen, with a book by Kirsten Brandt and Rick Lombardo, music by Haddon Kime and lyrics by Brandt, Kime and Lombardo and Wikimusical, with a book and lyrics by Frank Ceruzzi and Blake J. Harris and music by Trent Jeffords. View Comments Politics is show business for ugly people, after all. The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced selected productions and readings that will play the 11th annual program. This year’s Festival, which will run from July 7 through July 27, will include a production of Clinton The Musical by Paul and Michael Hodge.center_img Clinton the Musical is a not-so-familiar tale of a familiar presidential figurehead. The musical follows two (yes, two) Bill Clintons and Hillary on their quest to save their presidency, change America and prove that “politics is show business for ugly people.” The tuner comes to the states after being nominated for Best New Musical at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and transferring to London’s King’s Head Theatre in 2013. Since its inception in 2004, The New York Musical Theatre Festival has premiered hundreds of new musicals, 90 of which have gone on to award-winning productions in New York, in regional theaters in almost every state and in over 20 countries worldwide. Over 20 shows that saw NYMF productions and readings have gone on to enjoy off-Broadway runs, and three have appeared on Broadway: Chaplin, [title of show] and Next to Normal.  last_img read more

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The Jacket Goes Pop

first_imgThe Fulton from Pop Outerwear.The ConceptThe style of snowboarding has been there and back again. The snowboarding culture began as a cool, punk-rock revolt against the neon headband skiers of yore. And by yore, I mean the 1980s. The style and culture were as much about attitude as the sport and being on the snow. First, it was grunge on the hill. Then it was get the baggiest gear available in the brightest colors. Now it’s back to skinny, almost obscenely so in some cases.From chain wallets to gang bandanas, the “us against them” mind-set still remains, although with the acceptance of knuckle-draggers into (almost all) resorts around the country, those feelings are gradually eroding.As we have seen through the world’s social evolution, as different cultures begin to blend, so do the styles. The two sects begin to accept and borrow the best traits from each other. This is what we are seeing now on the slopes. You used to be able to tell skiers and snowboarders apart without even looking at their boots. Now, it is virtually impossible to judge that book by its cover. Denim, onesies, flare, saggy pants: steeze drips off of everything and everybody.But what about the 9 to 5’er who is into snowboarding but maybe not quite ready to buy into the rah-rah of the youth driven retail marketplace?Enter Pop Outerwear, a boutique jacket and pants outfit based in San Francisco geared specifically toward snowboarders – the term skiing or skier does not appear on their website. Pop aims to bring a street-smart style into the world of snowboard outerwear. Self-proclaimed nerds, their website claims their products are “built for the snow, but designed for the city.” Basically, being urban dwellers, they want to build a product line that people can rock in a cold climate city, like San Fran, but be confident enough to take up to Tahoe and stay dry when it dumps. A solid plan, if there ever was one.The ExecutionThe men’s Fulton Jacket is one of two men’s jackets in Pop’s line.First, the Fulton is a functionally solid piece of outerwear. It boasts 10k waterproof, windproof, and breathable shell with just enough insulation to drop a layer and still keep you cozy on the hill. It has fully tapered seams, pit zips and powder skirt along with a very neat zippered adjustable hood to accommodate a large brain bucket. Hand warmer, audio chest and drop-in internal pockets are standard issue these days, and the Fulton has them.It also has wrist gaiters, which I find to be essential and would never buy a jacket without them, although I know opinions vary on this particular feature. But why would you not want them, you crazy people?Now, on to what separates Pop from the competition. The Fulton is certainly fashion forward. It has a distinct military tailoring that fits nicely with the technical aspects of the jacket. The collar features an overlap that can be worn down or buttoned up against the cold. The slightly slimmed down and elongated torso and arms combined with the magnet and button combo up the front give it very clean lines. Side note: love magnets! Whoever thought of replacing buttons with magnets is a super-genius on par with Plato, Newton, Jobs, La Russa, or Burton (Jake, not Tim).The Fulton comes in a dark green (sticking with the military theme) and a navy blue; solid colors that make it reasonable to wear day to day.The VerdictPop Outerwear set out to not only be functional and fashionable on the slopes (a fickle beast) but in the city as well (an even fickler beast). They have done this by bringing their nerdy-chic style to technical fabric and producing a product equally at home on a black diamond slope as a four-diamond hotel lobby.Do not be fooled, however, into thinking this is a brand for old fogies with a shaking fist, “kids these days” mindset. Nay, this is a piece for the mature rider, the rider who values function first, but form a very close second, and wants to represent on the street without blowing out eardrums with the volume of their threads. The founders are true shredders, get after it (evidence) and know what they want. They were dissatisfied with what was available so in the true American spirit they started making their own in the style they wanted and have succeeded in filling a much needed niche in the snowboard industry.Pop also makes men’s and women’s snowboard pants, along with accessories like hats and scarves. They have a showroom in San Francisco if you are ever in the neighborhood.last_img read more

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