Tagged with: Localgiving small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 £4,000 to be won in Localgiving Small Charity Week Challenge 171 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Localgiving has launched a competition to celebrate this year’s Small Charity Week, with £4,000 in prizes to be won.The Small Charity Week Challenge runs during Small Charity Week, between Monday 18 June and Sunday 24 June, and aims to highlight the wide-ranging causes that local charities and community groups support.During the campaign all Localgiving members will be placed into five leaderboards based on the primary cause they support. Throughout the week, all participants will be ranked on the leaderboard according to the number of unique online donors who sponsor them. At the end of the campaign £4,000 in prizes will be awarded to top five organisations on each leaderboard – with prizes ranging from £50 to £300.Chris Dormer, Head of Business Development at Localgiving, said:“Each year, Small Charity Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate the work of grassroots groups. Small, local charities are seldom given the credit they deserve for the incredible work they do. The range of services and support these groups provide is staggering – the aim of this campaign is to show just how varied and vital the work of our community based, and focused, groups really is.”More information on the competition is available on the Localgiving site. Local charities and community groups that wish to participate in the Small Charity Week Challenge can become Localgiving members in one working day. Membership gives groups access to the Localgiving donation platform, a full calendar of match funds and competitions, and a range of fundraising resources. Advertisement 170 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 30 May 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Facebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyUnited Way of Thurston County will celebrate its 10th Annual Straight from the Heart Dinner Party and Auction on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the SPSCC Lacey TwinStar Event Center.Guests will enjoy local beer and spirits during cocktail hour as well as romance-inspiring appetizers – all set to live music and not-to-be-missed entertainment. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items. All proceeds benefit the programs of United Way of Thurston County.After dinner, if you’re in the mood, swing on over to a 1940s inspired after-party complete with “big band” sound and dancing to the tunes of Vendredi’s Bag! We’ll have some swing-dance professionals on site to make sure everyone is out there on the dance floor.“Community members are joining together to support our mission to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community we serve,” said Chris Wells, executive director of United Way. “Straight from the Heart helps fund crucial programs beyond what our donors and workplace campaigns provide, AND it is also an evening to celebrate our generous community, their hard-work and philanthropy.”WHO: United Way of Thurston CountyWHAT: Straight from the Heart Dinner Party & AuctionTICKET INFORMATION: Purchase tickets here.WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019. Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.WHERE: SPSCC Lacey TwinStar Event Center, 4220 6th Avenue SE, Lacey, Washington.ABOUT: United Way of Thurston County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.
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ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2016) – With the only turf attempt under her belt, Roo’s Valentine heads a field of eight in Saturday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies going one mile on the turf.Owned and Bred in California by Kretz Racing, LLC, Roo’s Valentine has never been out of the money in five lifetime starts. After two thirds and a second when sprinting over the main track in maiden special weights late summer and into the fall, Roo’s Valentine seemed to finally find her footing around two turns. After breaking her maiden going a mile on the grass Nov. 5 at Del Mar, she followed up with a win in the one mile Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos.Trained by Kristin Mulhall, Roo’s Valentine is by California sire Vronsky, out of the Cindago mare Black Valentine. Cindago, who died in Sept. 2012 was a California sire who stood at Legacy Ranch.Roo’s Valentine is 5-2-1-2 overall with earnings of $116,240.The post time favorite in two out of three lifetime starts, Pacific Heat will look for redemption this Saturday at Santa Anita after an eighth place finish in the Grade I Starlet. Bred in California by Harris Farms and Don Valpredo, Pacific Heat is by California sire Unusual Heat out of the Stormy Atlantic mare, Hotlantic.After breaking her maiden by 13 ½ lengths at Los Alamitos on Sept. 25, Pacific Heat, who was purchased at the 2014 Barretts Limited October Yearling Sale for $175,000, won the Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes by 5 ¼ lengths at Del Mar on Oct. 29. Most recently, she ran eighth in the 1 1/16 miles Grade I Starlet on Dec. 12 at Los Alamitos. Trained by Peter Eurton and owned by Sharon Alesia, Mike Burns, Ciaglia Racing, LLC and Taylor Legan, Pacific Heat is 3-2-0-0 overall with $140,250 in earnings.Patriotic Diamond hopes to rebound off a sixth place finish in the Starlet and will have Rafael Bejarano back in the saddle, once again, to help her do so. A winner of the Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 28, Patriotic Diamond ran third in the Golden State Juvenile Stakes to Pacific Heat before winning a six furlong allowance at Del Mar on Nov. 26.Patriotic Diamond was Bred in California by Kin Hui Racing Stables, LLC, and is owned by Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC. Trained by Patrick Biancone, Patriotic Diamond is by Hat Trick out of the Whywhywhy mare Patriotic Viva. ‘Diamond’ is 5-2-1-1- overall with earnings of $153,550.Stakes winner Just Google Me will look for her second added money victory Saturday. Bred in California by Golden Eagle Farm and owned by C T R Stables, LLC, Just Google Me is trained by Scott Rollins and comes off a second place finish to Roo’s Valentine in the Soviet Problem Stakes on Dec. 5 at Los Alamitos.The bay filly by Golden Eagle Farm’s Stormin Fever, out of the Crytoclearance mare Lila Paige is 6-2-2-1 overall with earnings of $147,750.The complete field for the Cal Cup Oaks, to be run as the fourth race on a 10-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Just Google Me, Edwin Maldonado, 123; Patriotic Diamond, Rafael Bejarano, 123; Hurricaine Callie, Santiago Gonzalez, 119; Run for Retts, Tyler Baze, 119; Roo’s Valentine, Martin Pedroza, 123; Run Like the Boss, Joe Talamo, 119; Pacific Heat, Flavien Prat, 123; Cheekaboo, Mario Gutierrez, 119. There is a special first post time of 12 noon on Saturday. Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. Presented by Xpressbet, the Cal Cup Oaks is one of five statebred stakes on annual Sunshine Millions California Cup Day at Santa Anita
Upcoming elections As the race heats up for the selection of a presidential candidate for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is not ruling out the possibility of a newcomer to governance emerging as the candidate.The PPP General Secretary was asked about what to expect from the process after a recent Executive Committee meeting. Contrary to previous reports, Jagdeo affirmed that he did not rule out the possibility that a candidate without Cabinet experience could make the cut.Opposition LeaderBharrat Jagdeo“I saw (sections of the media) identify people by name. I never did. I said its harder for new persons to function in the position, not that it’s impossible. Because they would not have had the exposure of being in the Cabinet, like I did.”Indeed, Jagdeo had already served as a Junior Finance Minister, then Finance Minister, by the time he first became President in 1999. In addition, the former President had previously worked as an economist in the State Planning Secretariat.“I was familiar with all the issues in the Cabinet, so it was easier for me to move seamlessly into the position,” Jagdeo noted. “But anyone would have a chance, whether you’re new or you’re old, whether you had been in the Cabinet or not. Once you meet the eligibility criteria, you would have a chance to present your candidature.”Jagdeo also noted that his party has a history of using secret ballots. He pointed out that when this was not done, it was for a good reason. As it stands now, Jagdeo explained that secret ballots would only be used if there is more than one final candidate.“We had consensus almost all the way through. We’ve never had to resort to balloting before. In 1997 (former President) Janet Jagan was chosen as President… and then in 2001 there was a consensus… in 2006, a consensus.”“In 2011 we went there with several candidates, but before the voting took place the three other candidates withdrew their nominations. Ralph Ramkarran, Clement Rohee and Gail Teixeira. So we had a unanimous candidate. And 2015 again, we didn’t have another challenger. So it’s not true that we opposed secret ballots before.”With the recent passage of a no-confidence vote against the Government, the Constitution stipulates that elections must be called within three months. As such, parties have either begun or intensified the task of identifying a presidential candidate.In addition, the upcoming election has seen the emergence of new parties such as the Liberal and Justice Party (LJP) and the New and United Guyana (NUG) party, all hoping for a share in the electoral votes.On December 21, 2018, the No-confidence Motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition PPP/C against the Government succeeded when former AFC Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud broke ranks and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.A total of 10 MPs had previously debated the motion, but when a vote of division was called, Persaud’s vote changed the numbers to 33 versus his colleagues’ 32 votes against the motion.With the Government’s defeat, the next steps are spelt out in the Constitution of Guyana. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”President David Granger has already committed to following the provisions outlined in the Constitution, facilitating early elections and engaging in dialogue with the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.Several organisations and parts of the diplomatic community, have called for mature leadership and a smooth move to General and Regional Elections constitutionally due next year.For its part, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has assured that it is capable of delivering elections once the date is set. It is understood that recently hospitalised GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson is on medical leave. The next statutory meeting of the Commission is slated for January 7, 2019.
Harlesden’s European super-middleweight champion James DeGale talks about his recent victory over Fulgencio Zuniga, which kept him on course for a world title shot in 2013. (Video courtesy of Hennessy Sports)See also:DeGale boxes his way to points victoryGroves warned ahead of title showdownDeGale set for March title defenceDeGale opts to give up European title’This will be my year’ declares DeGale ahead of Farias fightGroves and DeGale in new war of 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
5 April 2007The Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Soweto has reopened with a new look and a renewed ambition: to groom the famous township’s first tennis champion.The eight-court mixed-use precinct, originally built with funds donated by Ashe in the 1970s, has been refurbished to the tune of R4.5-million.Speaking at the opening ceremony on Saturday, Ashe’s widow, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, said it was a special occasion for her and for the legacy of a man who had dedicated a large part of his life to fighting social injustice.“In 1976, Arthur felt compelled to build a tennis court in a township where underprivileged and sidelined people stayed,” she said. “Today a tennis court welcomes people of every race to enjoy tennis.”The revamped centre boasts a new clubhouse with a bar and lounge leading to a terrace overlooking the courts, new ablution facilities and separate restrooms for umpires. The centre complements the library and skills development centre that were built in the wider precinct at a cost of R9-million and R4.2-million respectively.South African Tennis Association chief executive Iain Smith said that national and international coaching clinics would be conducted at the centre, with the ultimate goal of producing Soweto’s own Arthur Ashe.Ashe’s challengeAshe, a former world number one the first black man to win the US Open and Wimbledon, was a spirited anti-apartheid protester.In 1970, when Ashe was the top-ranked American in the game, he applied to play in the South African Open, which was at that time a prestigious event, regarded just below the level of a Grand Slam tournament.Ashe knew his chances of being granted a visa were slim, given South Africa’s apartheid policies at the time, and he was right – his application was turned down.Ashe responded by calling for South Africa’s explusion from the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the Davis Cup. He immediately received plenty of support, successfully drawing the world’s attention to the iniquity of South Africa’s former political system.His actions also lent weight to a number of other sporting codes imposing sanctions against South Africa.Ashe in South AfricaIn 1973, Ashe was finally awarded a visa and made it to South Africa, becoming the first black man to contest the South African Open.His fight against apartheid didn’t end with his admittance to the country, however. In 1985, with his playing career already over, he was arrested while taking part in an anti-apartheid protest outside the South African embassy in Washington.And in 1991 he was part of a 31-member delegation of prominent African-Americans who visited South Africa to observe political changes in the country as it moved inexorably towards becoming a democracy.Sadly, he never saw that day come to pass, as he died from Aids in 1993. He had contracted the disease from a blood transfusion during bypass surgery 10 years earlier.SAinfo reporter and City of JohannesburgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
31 January 2008The profitability of South Africa’s agricultural businesses rose by a significant 24% last year, mainly as a result of increased turnovers and improved management styles, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Agribusiness Benchmarking Survey finds.Farmers planted more crops due to optimism about expected higher prices, leading to a rise in the turnover of trade terms (an increase of 27% over the previous year), parts (28%), implements (43%) and grain transactions (67%).“Agriculture is and remains the lifeblood of the country’s economy,” PricewaterhouseCoopers said. “In fact, along with primary food processing, it is one of the largest suppliers of job opportunities worldwide.”These are some of the findings of the professional services company’s third such survey, conducted among 21 agricultural businesses during November 2007. The survey covered the 2007 reporting period and focused on businesses with a combined turnover of R20.5-billion.According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ national agribusiness leader, Kobie Bekker, the survey supplies practical information that will enable agricultural businesses to compare their operating results among themselves and extend their knowledge of business conditions.“The results especially indicate the use of improved management techniques by agricultural businesses during the period,” Bekker said. “This is apparent particularly from the improved cash position in which agricultural businesses find themselves, while the most risky asset, namely debtors, has been more strictly controlled at the same time.”This led to a total turnover increase of 51%, while debtors only rose by 19%, leading to the average outstanding debtors book decreasing from 104 to 94 days.The economic environment during the survey period was significantly positive, with inflation and interest rates relatively low, mainly due to the 15% appreciation in the value of the rand.“Unfortunately both of these rates began to tend upward again by the end of the survey period,” he said. “Thereafter elements of nature, especially the drought, set agriculture back tremendously.”On a more positive note, Bekker said that the cash flow of agriculture in general should improve due to low world stock levels of grain – as long as harvests, exchange rates, interest rates and fuel prices remained within certain limits.Land reform, BEE“However, producers’ profitability remains under pressure due to international competition with Western countries that subsidise input costs,” Bekker said. “Coupled with this, business confidence remains impaired by local key issues such as land reform, which is not showing progress, and the production price index, which has hopefully reached its highest turning point.”He pointed out that agricultural businesses’ focus on black economic empowerment (BEE) was in general positive, with the pressure to transform increasingly arising from the agricultural value chain.The vast majority of participants had already begun implementing their BEE plans, with additional business opportunities being a major incentive.“The greatest problem that has been identified appears to be the delay in finalisation of the Agri-BEE charter,” he said.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
UNC Notice Of Allegations UNC/TwitterNorth Carolina, which had been served a notice of allegations back on May 20 relating to an academic fraud investigation, has released the NCAA’s findings this afternoon. The organization is alleging five major violations. Each of them are considered “Level 1” – severe breaches of conduct. The Notice Of Allegations includes 325 pieces of “Factual Information” relating to the case.You can read the entire 59-page NOA here. If you’re looking for a summary of the major violations, we’ve listed them below. Per the NCAA:1. It is alleged that beginning in the 2002 fall semester and continuing through the 2011 summer semester, the institution provided impermissible benefits to student-athletes that were not generally available to the student body. 2. It is alleged that from April 2007 to July 2010, Jan Boxill (Boxill), then philosophy instructor, director of the Parr Center for Ethics, women’s basketball athletic academic counselor in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) and chair of the faculty, knowingly provided extra benefits in the form of impermissible academic assistance and special arrangements to women’s basketball student-athletes. 3. It is alleged that in 2014 and 2015, Deborah Crowder (Crowder), former student services manager in the African and Afro-American Studies department, violated the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when she failed to furnish information relevant to an investigation of possible violations of NCAA legislation when requested to do so by the NCAA enforcement staff and the institution. Specifically, Crowder refused to participate in an interview with both the institution and the enforcement staff despite at least three requests for her participation. 4. It is alleged that in 2014 and 2015, Dr. Julius Nyang’oro (Nyang’oro), former professor and chair of the African and Afro-American Studies department, violated the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when he failed to furnish information relevant to an investigation of possible violations of NCAA legislation when requested to do so by the enforcement staff and the institution. Specifically, Nyang’oro refused to participate in an interview with both the institution and the enforcement staff despite at least five requests for his participation. 5. It is alleged that the scope and nature of the violations set forth in Allegation Nos. 1 and 2 demonstrate that the institution violated the NCAA principles of institutional control and rules compliance when it failed to monitor the activities of Jan Boxill (Boxill), then philosophy instructor, director of the Parr Center for Ethics, women’s basketball athletics academic counselor in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) and chair of the faculty. Further, the institution exhibited a lack of institutional control in regard to the special arrangements constituting impermissible benefits athletics academic counselors and staff within African and Afro-American Studies (AFRI/AFAM) department provided to student-athletes. North Carolina has 90 days from the issuance of the allegations to respond. Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham is expected to address the alleged violations during a press conference at 1:30 PM ET.