first_img Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap EU hedgie talks fail to strike accord Thursday 14 October 2010 9:35 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndo Crucial talks to try to break a deadlock between France and the UK over new hedge find rules have ended in acrimony.France refused to accept a raft of compromise proposals put on the table by Belgium, which is currently the EU president. Its stubborn approach to thrashing out the new rules is said to have made enemies of several of its natural allies, most importantly Germany.Central to the row is whether or not to grant a licence to foreign funds that want to work across the EU’s 27 countries. French economy chief Christine Lagarde had opposed this on the grounds that controls on foreign firms would be lax. George Osborne, however, is in favour of the proposals.The spat tees up a fiery meeting between finance ministers next week.Lagarde and Osborne are expected to engage in last-ditch talks over the weekend to try to thrash out an agreement on the shape of controls for hedge funds and private equity before the crunch finance meeting.Continued discord could trigger a laborious mediation with the European Parliament, delaying the introduction of the symbolically important law, as well as antagonise Washington, which believes planned French curbs are protectionist. last_img read more


first_img 500,000 households in negative equity Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL CLOSE to half a million British households could be facing negative equity, according to survey released today by the Bank of England.Between four and five per cent of mortgage holders owe more than the value of their properties, it was revealed in the Bank’s final quarterly bulletin of this year. There are 11.4m mortgages in the UK, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.The figures remain considerably worse than prior to the recession. Approximately four times as many households face negative equity as in 2007.And more people could fall into negative equity if house prices drop further. Close to one in five mortgage holders have debts exceeding 75 per cent of the value of their properties, “not much changed” from last year, the report says.House prices will fall by 2.7 per cent in the coming financial year, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecast last month. Previously it had expected a rise of 2.3 per cent.This month asking prices fell by three per cent, Rightmove revealed today. And asking prices could fall by five per cent next year, the property website estimates.The number of first time buyers “remains relatively low,” the Bank said. Despite low house prices and low mortgage rates, modest wage growth and tight credit conditions continue to deter buyers from the market.High deposit requirements are resulting in prospective first time buyers saving for the future, even thought interest rates remain low. “Around a quarter of renters who reported they were increasing saving, were doing so to finance a deposit,” the report said.However, the situation is positive in comparison to the US housing market, where roughly 11m households face negative equity. whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap Sunday 12 December 2010 11:28 pmlast_img read more


first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Mar 12, 2019 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls El Camino Real chooses a five-person slate for its next bishop Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Bishop Elections, Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH House of Bishops Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL [Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of El Camino Real Standing Committee announced March 12 a slate of five candidates for the fourth bishop of the diocese.They are:The Rev. Canon Lucinda Ashby, canon to the ordinary, Diocese of Idaho;The Rev. Deon Johnson, rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brighton, Michigan;The Rev. Janine Schenone, rector, Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, San Diego, California;The Rev. Channing Smith, rector, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church and School, Saratoga, California; andThe Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner, canon to the ordinary and chief of staff, Diocese of Fort Worth.Their biographies and Q&A answers are here. Each candidate will submit a brief video introducing themselves, which will be posted to the website in the next few weeks, according to the announcement.The electing convention will be June 1.Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves announced on March 15, 2018, that she would call for the election of her successor. The new bishop will be ordained and consecrated on January 11, 2020, during Gray-Reeves’ 13th year as bishop.A seven-day petition period is currently open, during which additional candidates may come forward. The petition forms and the requirements are available here. Completed petitions and backup material must be submitted no later than March 16 by midnight PST. Anyone considering being a petitioner is asked to notify the President of the Standing Committee the Rev. Shelley Denney immediately at [email protected], even before filing paperwork, so that background checks may begin as soon as possible, the announcement said.“Walkabouts” will be held the week of May 4-11.The candidates have been asked to refrain from coming into the diocese as guest preachers, retreat leaders, workshop presenters or in other capacities, according to the announcement. Episcopalians in the diocese were told to not contact the candidates or ask them questions. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more


first_imgWhere Florence turns north around the western periphery of that high-pressure system will determine what part of the coastline experiences the worst wind, storm surge, and rainfall impacts.The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Florence to be a major hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) when it makes its closest approach to the Southeast later this week.Here is what we know right now when it comes to Florence’s potential impacts in the U.S.Timing: The peak impacts from Florence are expected to arrive on Thursday but this could trend earlier or later. According to the NHC, Thursday is the most likely timing for tropical storm-force winds to arrive on the Southeast coast. Impacts from Florence, particularly heavy rain, may continue into next weekend if it stalls out for a time as suggested by some forecast guidance.Locations Potentially Affected: Areas from southeast Virginia to the Carolinas are most likely to see the first impacts from Florence. As mentioned earlier, it’s too early to nail down specific impacts for this stretch of coastline. Also, this could change depending on future forecast trends for Florence’s track. For this reason, locations farther south such as Georgia and northern Florida and farther north into the mid-Atlantic should also monitor Florence for any forecast changes.Coastal Impact: Large, battering waves in combination with rising water from storm surge could cause destructive impacts along a part of the coastline near where Florence strikes. Significant beach erosion is also likely on the Southeast coast.Wind Impact: Numerous downed trees and long-lasting power outages could occur near and inland from where the center of Florence strikes. This threat of tree damage and power outages may also extend across Florence’s larger swath of tropical-storm-force winds. Structural damage to homes and buildings is possible, particularly where the core of any hurricane-force winds move through.Rainfall Impact: Florence could not only produce heavy rain along the coast but also farther inland. That heavy rain threat may last for days if Florence stalls out into next weekend as suggested by some forecast guidance. If that stall occurs, disastrous flooding could occur in some areas. See the link below for more information.(MORE: Potentially Disastrous Inland Flooding Possible) Please enter your comment! Typical for this far out in time, we cannot pinpoint the areas that will see the worst impacts from storm surge, wind, and rainfall flooding.The key to Florence’s path hinges on the strength and westward-extent of a dome of high-pressure aloft expected to develop and strengthen north of Florence over the western Atlantic Ocean Monday and Tuesday.That high-pressure ridge is expected to be strong enough and far enough west to push Florence near the Southeast or mid-Atlantic coast mid- to late week.Unfortunately, the previous scenario of Florence staying far enough out to sea to minimize East Coast impact is now very unlikely. At a GlanceFlorence is now intensifying and will become a hurricane on Sunday.Rapid intensification into a major hurricane is possible by Monday.A strike on the U.S. East Coast is increasingly likely.This may happen as soon as Thursday.Those near the East Coast should monitor closely and firm up their hurricane plans.Florence is generating swells that are beginning to affect parts of the U.S. coastline. Reply I was under the impression that Florida didn’t have to worry about Hurricane Florence, but now that doesn’t seem to be the case. I was worried about Florence, but instead learned about Gordon, when I looked it up, and was worried about Gordon then, but now Gordon is long gone, and Florence is the next one to be concerned about, as far as being in Florida. If it comes to Florida, I would guess maybe the Ponce Inlet area, if Georgia, I guess Hilton Head Island, if S.C., I say it will come across into the Pawley’s Island area, and if N.C., the Outer Banks, and if Virginia is where it enters landfall, I believe probably Virginia Beach. Just guessing……maybe it is going to visit President Trump. Melania better have her stiletto high heels ready just in case, lol! The forecast upper-level pattern this week steering Florence. A dome of high pressure aloft over the western Atlantic Ocean north of Florence will push it toward the Southeast coast. September 9, 2018 at 5:25 pm From weather.comDangerous Florence Heading Towards East Coast 1 COMMENT Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Current Storm Status(The highest cloud tops, corresponding to the most vigorous convection, are shown in the brightest red colors. Clustering, deep convection around the center is a sign of a healthy tropical cyclone.) Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSTropical Storm Florenceweather.com Previous articleCollege football therapyNext articleThe best news of the week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Projected Path(The red-shaded area denotes the potential path of the center of the tropical cyclone. It’s important to note that impacts (particularly heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding, winds) with any tropical cyclone usually spread beyond its forecast path.) The Anatomy of Fear Tropical Storm Florence is expected to rapidly intensify into a major hurricane soon and pose a serious danger to the U.S. East Coast where a direct strike is increasingly likely by mid- to late week.If you are near the U.S. East Coast, develop or review your hurricane preparedness plan and be ready to implement it if necessary.Current StatusAs of Sunday morning, Florence was still more than 700 miles southeast of Bermuda, moving due west. Conditions in the atmosphere and ocean, including decreased wind shear and warm sea-surface temperatures, have improved and should allow Florence to grow into a major hurricane early this week. A major hurricane is one that is Category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.Florence is not an immediate threat to land through much of Wednesday.However, Florence is generating swells that are beginning to affect parts of the U.S. East Coast. Swells will also propagate to Bermuda and north and northeastward-facing coasts of the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Hispañiola, the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas.These swells will produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions at these beaches.It is now likely Florence’s center will move sufficiently far south of Bermuda to spare the territory the worst of its impacts. High surf, perhaps some outer rainbands are likely, and we can’t rule out at least some tropical storm-force winds.Potential United States Forecast Impacts Tropical Storm Florence is expected to again be a hurricane, and it is more and more likely that it will hit somewhere on the East Coast as a strong hurricane. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Upper-level hurricane hunter flights are scheduled into this upcoming week, and this new data will increase our confidence in the forecast going forward as this ridge of high pressure intensifies. Tropical Storm Force Wind Probabilities(Winds of 40 mph or greater are expected to begin at the times indicated in purple. Preparations should be completed 12-18 hours before this time.)last_img read more


first_img Following their public service photo competition, the Guardian has launched another photographic competition. The Guardian/Volunteers’ Week photographic competition is encouraging amateur photographers to submit pictures that show the essence of volunteering in action. Following their public service photo competition, the Guardian has launched another photographic competition. The Guardian/Volunteers’ Week photographic competition is encouraging amateur photographers to submit pictures that show the essence of volunteering in action. Pictures should capture both the spirit and diversity of volunteering.The closing date for entries is 25 May 2001. Advertisement Guardian/Volunteers’ Week photo competition  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Read Focus on fun by Raekha Prasad at SocietyGuardian. Howard Lake | 17 April 2001 | 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.last_img read more


first_imgPlayers signing up to a year’s membership of the St Giles Hospice Lottery can claim an ‘instant win’ with the charity’s new 2008 bear.The hospice, which cares for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, will give a bear to everyone who signs up, or renews their membership to its fundraising lottery for a full 12 months.Giles is a traditional style bear, standing 30cm tall, with a cute expression and trusting brown eyes. He sports a smart maroon ribbon bow and on his soft foot pads carries the words “St Giles 2008”.He is the ninth bear in the St Giles series. Each year a new bear is produced and regular players can continue to grow their collection of unique little bears.Their popularity has helped to make the weekly draw one of the most successful hospice lotteries in the UK. Last year it raised £1,004,000 to support the charity’s work.Richard Simmonite, St Giles Hospice Promotions’ Commercial Manager, said: “The highly collectible St Giles bears are our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our regular players, who provide us with much-needed support throughout the year.“The hospice lottery enables St Giles to continue to offer its high-quality caring services to local people – and by signing up for a year in advance, players can claim their bear and also help to keep down administration costs so the charity benefits even more.“Sadly, we still don’t have sufficient resources to care for all those who need our help, and that’s why we always welcome new lottery players to take part.”Playing the St Giles Hospice lottery costs £1 per week – that’s £52 for the full year in advance. Each week more than £3,000 in prizes is awarded, with one lucky winner scooping a £2,000 jackpot. Even if they don’t win, players can be sure all the proceeds are going to a worthwhile cause.At no cost to the hospice all lottery players receive a free discount card. This can be used at more than 100 shops and outlets across the region and can give the player a discount of typically 10% off.Further information about the lottery or claiming a bear is available by calling 0845 370 65 80 or by visitingwww.stgileshospice.com/lottery.St Giles Hospice is a registered charity offering high-quality medical and nursing care for people with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and carers.Patients come from across the hospice’s catchment area, which ranges from Ashby de la Zouch and Atherstone in the east, to Cannock and Walsall in the west – and from Burton and Uttoxeter in the north, to Sutton Coldfield and Coleshill in the south.Care is offered at the hospice’s facilities in Sutton Coldfield and Whittington between Lichfield and Tamworth, or in patients’ own homes across the region.St Giles spends over £5million every year providing its specialist services. With just a third of this funded by the Government, the registered charity relies heavily on donations and fundraising initiatives such as the hospice lottery. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising 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. Get your paws on a St Giles Hospice lottery bear  52 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 February 2008 | Newslast_img read more


first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Big Challenge is London’s first 10km sponsored walk for water Howard Lake | 19 March 2012 | 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. Tagged with: Events Londoncenter_img London Coffee Festival – 27-29 April, Old Truman Brewery, Brick LaneThe London Coffee Festival celebrates the city’s coffee culture, with artisanal coffee and specialist tea for sale, barista demonstrations, gourmet food stalls and live music all taking place across the four festival zones. This year The London Coffee Festival will kick off with the Espresso Martini Launch Party on 27 April at 5pm and play host to The UK Barista Championships 2012 across the three-day period. The festival is the flagship event of UK Coffee Week. 50% of ticket sale proceeds will go to Project Waterfall, the charitable initiative delivering clean water projects in Tanzania in partnership with WaterAid. For further information, visitwww.londoncoffeefestival.comwww.facebook.com/TheLondonCoffeeFestivalor follow The London Coffee Festival on Twitter @LdnCoffeeFest.Allegra StrategiesLondon-based management consultancy Allegra Strategies publishes the most comprehensive research conducted on the European and UK branded coffee shop market: Project Café UK and Project Café Europe. With 12 years of research experience in the European branded coffee shop market, Allegra Strategies is recognised as the thought leader and the most trusted source of information in the industry. For further information, visitwww.allegrastrategies.comWaterAidWaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. The international organisation works in 27 countries across Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities. Over the past 30 years, WaterAid has reached 15.9 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 11 million people with sanitation. For further information, visitwww.wateraid.orgwww.facebook.com/wateraidor follow @wateraid on Twitter.• At least 4,000 children die every day as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation.• 884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world’s population.• 2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation, this is 39% of the world’s population.• For every £1 invested in water and sanitation, £8 is returned in increased productivity.• Just £15 can enable one person to access safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.  45 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis More than 1,000 people are expected to shake up their traditionally relaxed Sunday with a challenging charity walk around London’s iconic River Thames on 15 April 2012.The Big Challenge, the first 10 kilometre sponsored walk of its kind in London, will raise money for water projects in some of the poorest communities in African coffee-producing countries.The event, starting from The Scoop next to City Hall, will see participants carry up to 10 litres of water for the final 5 kilometres of the walk, representing the difficult task of fetching water undertaken daily by African women and children.Jeffrey Young, Chairman of Allegra Foundation which is organising the event, said walkers will experience first-hand what life is like for many people in developing countries.“Carrying up to 10 litres of water for five kilometres might be a ‘big challenge’ for us, but this type of journey is a daily ritual for one in eight people worldwide who do not have access to clean water,” Mr Young said.“In rural Africa, women and children spend hours each day walking through rugged terrain to collect water for their families. Not only does this prevent children from attending school and adults from working, but the water brought back is often dirty, polluted and unsafe to drink.“The Big Challenge will raise awareness and funds for what is essentially a basic human right,” Mr Young said.Collectively, 1,000 participants will travel 10,000 kilometres, the distance from London to Tanzania where Allegra Foundation’s charitable initiative Project Waterfall is currently delivering clean water projects in partnership with WaterAid.The Big Challenge is the official pre-launch event of UK Coffee Week™ 2012, which will be held from 23-29 April.UK Coffee Week is the nation’s largest charitable celebration of coffee that unites the coffee industry while raising money for Project Waterfall. The week includes coffee shop charitable collections and activities; a national media programme; new fundraising initiatives such as [email protected], which invites workplace employees to make a donation towards hot beverages made at work during the week; and public events, including The Big Challenge and the popular London Coffee Festival, being held from 27-29 April 2012.Register for The Big Challenge today with your colleagues or friends and family at www.ukcoffeeweek.com/bigchallenge~ENDS~For more information please contact:Kelly Hoang, Marketing Communications Manager, Allegra Foundation [email protected] | +44(0) 20 7691 8846Notes to the editorUK Coffee Week™UK Coffee Week 2012, being held from 23-29 April, provides a unique opportunity for branded coffee chains, independent coffee shops and industry suppliers to collaborate and celebrate the success of the sector while giving back to an extremely worthy cause. A nationwide programme of charitable collections, in-store activities and public events will raise funds for Project Waterfall to deliver clean water projects in coffee-producing African countries. For further information, visit www.ukcoffeeweek.com, www.facebook.com/UKCoffeeWeek or follow UK Coffee Week on Twitter @UKCoffeeWeek.Allegra Foundation and Project WaterfallAllegra Foundation is a registered charity (No. 1133540) established by the Allegra Group to support sustainable development projects in coffee-growing countries. Project Waterfall is the central focus for fundraising and aims to deliver clean water projects in African coffee-producing countries. 100% of all funds raised from consumer donations directly benefit this cause. The first project is currently providing clean water to communities in the Mbulu District of Tanzania in partnership with WaterAid. For further information, visitwww.allegrafoundation.com. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgTiny Essentials of Monthly Committed Giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News Advertisement [amzn_product_post]The secrets of monthly committed giving are not complex, expensive, or difficult to implement. They don’t need complicated technology, or involve substantial risks. This small book clearly describes those secrets, what they are and what they require. In an entertaining, readable yet practical way Harvey McKinnon shares his insights, experience and wisdom. You can start benefiting from this simple yet superbly effective fundraising proposition in not much longer than the 60 minutes or so it will take you to read this book.last_img read more


first_imgprintSome students living in the Greek Village are getting a chance to reduce food waste and boost the environment.TCU’s chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) has provided composting bins to five sororities in a pilot program that aims to convert waste into compost, which can then be used in community gardens. The five sororities participating are Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Delta Gamma and Zeta Tau Alpha.TCU FRN has partnered with Cowboy Compost, a local organization dedicated to minimizing the amount of food waste entering landfills that collect the filled bins. Megan McCracken, president of TCU’s chapter of the FRN, said although the project is starting small, the overall goal is to reduce the amount of food going to the landfill while educating students at the same time.“Each sorority was given a composting bin that has been placed in their trash room,” McCracken said. “Then this composting bin is taken out every Friday, picked up by Cowboy Compost and replaced with a clean bin.”Composting is the process of taking organic matter and decomposing it to the point where it turns into dirt, said Pete Smith, operations manager for Cowboy Compost.Compost cycle Venngage InfographicsFort Worth residents looking to join in the composting can get a bucket at their home that is picked up every two weeks by Cowboy Compost, Smith said. People put their food scraps in the bucket and then at the end of the year, the composted soil is given back to residents to be used in their gardens or landscapes.Smith said the process creates a full circle effect. “You put something in and get something out but it doesn’t create anything negative on the backside,” he said.  McCracken said she hopes the project educates students and sparks their interests in environmental awareness. Each sorority is required to attend an education event to understand what composting is and how to effectively implement the process in the community and their everyday lives. What to compost Venngage Infographics“It’s not just about composting here,” McCracken said. “It’s about teaching our students to compost well beyond [TCU].” Smith said expanding to college campuses is beneficial as it teaches positive approaches to reducing waste and preserving the environment.“Driving environmental thought is the biggest thing,” Smith said. “It’s a mindset of not being wasteful and a thoughtful action to create change.”At the end of each semester, Cowboy Compost will keep track of the weight of the collected compost and give the soil that was produced back to TCU FRN. TCU FRN is partnered with two non-profit organizations in Fort Worth: Northside Inter-Community Agency and Union Gospel Mission. “Both of these organizations have some form of community garden,” McCracken said. “Our plan is to donate our compost soil back to the community.” Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Facebook Facebook Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders ReddIt Corinne Hildebrandt What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Twitter Twitter Linkedin TAGSenvironmentphilantropy Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Parking lot closures cause new problems for students ReddIt Previous articleAlumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollarsNext articleMen’s basketball wins fourth straight in home finale Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts last_img read more


first_img Follow the news on Mexico Help by sharing this information May 5, 2021 Find out more A magazine wholesaler owned by media giant Televisa suspended August delivery of the monthly Zócalo magazine following critical coverage of Televisa’s key role in the July 1 presidential election. Distribution company Intermex failed to supply copies of issue 150 to more than 160 branches of the Sanborn’s chain of stores, a major magazine retailer. The apparent circulation boycott affected sales of an edition whose cover story focused on the political power of Televisa, the magazine’s editors noted to Reporters Without Borders.“Failure to distribute is a form of censorship,” the press freedom organization said. “Unfortunately, this is not the first recent case.” During the vote-counting period in July, the organization said, two editions of the weekly Proceso were not distributed to kiosks of the Soriana chain, which had reportedly played a role in alleged electoral fraud on behalf of the Revolutionary Institutional Party – the PRI – whose candidate was declared the winner. Enrique Peña Nieto is scheduled to take office on 1 December.Reporters Without Borders demanded that the undistributed copies be returned to Zócalo, and that the magazine be compensated for lost sales. The organization also called for an independent investigation into the blocked magazine deliveries. “If Televisa is found definitively to have played a role, these actions would amount to a violation of the Mexican constitution,” the organization said. “Have we returned, even before 1 December, to the time of ‘perfect dictatorship,’ when the ruling party and its economic allies decided which publications could be distributed?”Zócalo editor Carlos Padilla said he had no doubt that the blocked distribution episodes were a response to critical coverage of the country’s television “duopoly” of Televisa and TV Azteca. Specifically, he tied the non-distribution move to the magazine’s August cover story, “Does television elect presidents?” The cover image was a version of the Televisa logo in the form of a dinosaur egg, with the emerging silhouette of winning candidate Peña Nieto. “Proceso previously had illustrated its reporting with the Televisa logo wrapped in the presidential sash,” Padilla noted.Responding to complaints from readers who had been unable to buy the August edition of Zócalo at Sanborn’s, the magazine’s editors learned from the retail chain that Intermex had never delivered the magazine. Intermex then announced that its contract with Sanborn’s had ended, a statement that the retail chain denied.On 27 August, Zócalo made a formal demand to Francisco Sánchez, sales director of Intermex, that copies of the edition held in the company’s warehouses since 6 August be returned to the magazine. As of 31 August, the company had not replied. On that day, the country’s electoral tribunal officially certified the results of the July 1 election. MexicoAmericas News April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further News RSF_en MexicoAmericas center_img Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News Organisation September 3, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zócalo magazine distribution blocked May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more