Sporting agencies urged to apply for funding

first_img Sporting groups throughout Galway are being urged to apply for Lotto funding under the Sports Capital Programme. Fianna Fáil Deputy for Galway East Joe Callanan said he would strongly urge sporting groups across Galway to apply under the programme at the earliest possible date, as each year applications are heavily subscribed. Many groups in the region have seen the clear and tangible benefits of this funding, which has allowed them to put in place much needed facilities and support and also improve on the existing facilities and amenities available, said Deputy Callanan.This has allowed sporting organisations to provide the highest quality of facilities, coaching and resources to our young people and communities, he continued. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sporting agencies urged to apply for funding 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Organisations interested should apply directly to the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism under the Sports Capital Programme.center_img Howard Lake | 26 January 2006 | News  20 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Irelandlast_img read more

Fundraisers & community champions recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

first_imgWe would like to formally congratulate our very own #MTS on his #QueensBirthdayHonours for his hardwork and dedication to in @blackburndarwen along with @HealthwatchBwD @CommunityCVS @SelnetLtd @MNI_Updates #BwDIFF #rolemode #BAME ???— IMO (@imocharity) October 10, 2020 Melanie May | 12 October 2020 | News Main image: RNLI fundraiser Audrey Wood.  512 total views,  2 views today Frontline workers, fundraisers and other community champions have dominated this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, published on 10 October.While the majority of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List was compiled before the pandemic struck, the List was deferred in order to consider nominations for people playing crucial roles during the first months of the pandemic effort.As such, the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020 recognise the outstanding achievements of people across the UK, with 1,495 people receiving an award this year, and 1,069 (72%) of the recipients people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.This reflects the huge voluntary effort across the country in response to Covid-19, with recipients cumulatively supplying millions of free meals to those shielding, delivering care packages to NHS frontline workers and clocking up countless voluntary hours to support those at risk.These include David Maguire MBE from Glasgow, who repurposed his restaurant to provide free food to thousands of NHS workers at the hospital, vulnerable people and school children, Jolene Miller BEM, from Stockton, County Durham, who volunteered as a paramedic to help her former colleagues while also continuing to work as a train driver, and Henry James BEM, from Edinburgh, who designed, created and delivered PPE for healthcare workers, using 3D printing technology.Fundraisers who received recognition in the list included 90-year-old Margaret Payne, who has raised over £400,000 for charity by walking the equivalent of a mountain up and down her stairs, and Darwen virtual pub quiz master Jay Flynn who received an MBE.RNLI saw a volunteer lifeboat crew member, a volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, a former director, a fundraising volunteer and a volunteer committed to sharing vital water safety advice among nine recipients recognised for their contribution to the charity. These included Audrey Wood (main image), from Newmachar in Aberdeenshire, who received a BEM after raising more than £235,000 for RNLI lifeboat stations across the north east of Scotland, and Scarborough RNLI fundraiser and founder of the Andrew McGeown Legacy Fund, Donna Loveland, who also received a BEM.RNLI Chief Executive, Mark Dowie said:“It is such a delight to see these RNLI people recognised for their hard work and commitment, particularly as we have had such a challenging year. Those who have been named in this year’s Birthday Honours truly represent the RNLI values through their dedication, support and courage. On behalf of everyone at the RNLI, I send my heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to all those who have been recognised.”From the charity sector, recipients included:Chief Executive of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) Maria McGill, who led the charity through significant change between 2010 and 2020, and was awarded a CBE for services to palliative and end-of-life care, and children.Jonathan Douglas, Chief Executive of the National Literacy Trust, has been recognised with a CBE for his services to literacy in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020. He was acknowledged for his contribution to raising the profile of literacy in the UK and closing the literacy attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their better-off peers.360Giving Founder and Chair, Fran Perrin, was awarded an OBE in recognition of her charitable services – including for setting up and driving 360Giving – particularly during the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen over £217 million of COVID-19 grants made available for search and analysis with its COVID-19 Grants Tracker. Perrin’s OBE is also for her donations, made through the Indigo Trust, to help charities respond to the coronavirus emergency.Alabaré Chief Executive, Andrew Lord was also awarded an MBE, while Mental Health Foundation trustee Siobhan Sheridan received a CBE, and Chris Hindley, Chief Executive of the Youth Federation received an OBE.  513 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Fundraisers & community champions recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List More awards for charity people, fundraisers and volunteers:Darwen virtual pub quiz master Jay Flynn ‘staggered and humbled’ to receive an MBE: Congratulations to @TheVirtualPubQ1 MBE for raising £750k for charities since COVID-19 struck. A bright light during lockdown.— Howard Lake (@howardlake) October 9, 2020 Extremly proud of @DabirulC uncle for his recognition on the Queens honour list for an OBE for charitable service during Covid-19 #queensbirthdayhonours #proud— Cllr Asma Islam (@THLP_ASMA) October 10, 2020 ? We’re so excited and hugely proud that of our fundraisers have been chosen to receive special recognition from The Queen #MBE #OBE #BirthdayHonours2020 #QueensHonoursList— JustGiving (@JustGiving) October 12, 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Congrats all awarded #QueensBirthdayHonours esp my friend Rich who raised >£66k so far for ⁦@mndassoc⁩ research following his £40km walk on prosthetics. Spotted me next to him on the news this weekend. Pls donate here:— Jonathan Berger (@UKEmploymentTax) October 11, 2020 Tagged with: Awards COVID-19 Volunteers Advertisement Blown away 2 be on Queen’s Honour List. This British Empire Medal ? is for EVERY volunteer, activist & working class young person that’s bravely stepped up to change their life. #QueensBirthdayHonours— John Loughton (@JohnLoughton) October 10, 2020 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 read more

County handing over reins of road project

first_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Local News Pinterest Facebookcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 County handing over reins of road project TAGS  Previous article041619_OHS_LEE_03Next article043019_Peaceful_Protest_JF_03 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Ector County is looking at widening 56th Street near Compass Academy Charter School because of increased traffic. Ector County Commissioners are tying up loose ends on the 56th Street widening project after the City of Odessa annexed the area into the city earlier this year. The former county street was located in Precinct 2 and was in the process of being widened to accommodate school traffic near Compass Academy Charter School on Billy Hext Road. Highways and Streets Director Evans Kessey said county officials were told by parents of Compass students that they were having trouble dropping their children off at school. Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis said his office would often receive calls about the traffic. Kessey said development in the area is increasing, which is generating some congestion. Compass Academy has more than 1,100 students spanning grades kindergarten through ninth and the school anticipates more growth in coming years. “We have a lot of parents that are dropping off their kids,” Jason Inman, Compass Academy middle school principal, said. “We don’t do any bus service so every parent has to basically bring their kids in and drop them off and there’s quite a bit of traffic in the mornings that’s for sure. Commissioners previously approved surveying and engineering services for the pavement widening project at a cost of $98,600 and the awarded contract amount was $731,863. Thus far, the county has invested about $94,350 into the widening project. Kessey said the City benefits by not having to pay for extra engineering services that the county had already completed, but they would absorb the remaining costs such as service fees associated with utility relocation. He said the widening project was flagged as a high priority for the county but he discovered in a meeting with city officials following the annexation that it ranked much lower on their list. Kessey said there is a possibility that the project will not come to fruition. The Court passed a motion Tuesday that no further work on 56th Street would be authorized by the county. Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Simmons said the contract with construction company Reece Albert would be held in place until the City decides if they want to take over the contract. He said the public is expecting 56th Street to be widened. “We intend that the impact of traffic will be greater,” City Manager Michael Marrero said, “and from a traffic control standpoint that’s an area that we see a lot of activity and one we hope to focus on in the future. The road is now annexed so we think the long-term benefit of that is greater maintenance of that road that is in a developing, growing area.”last_img read more

CFPB Supreme Court Case Looming

first_img About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 2, 2020 1,830 Views Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Supreme Court Case Looming Tagged with: CFPB Supreme Court Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Supreme Court will hear opening arguments on Tuesday in the case over whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is constitutionally structured. The CFPB was established following the Great Recession. CNBC reports that a decision in the case is expected by the end of June. CNBC states that dispute arose over whether the CFPB’s director was given too much independence. According to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which established the Bureau, the CFPB is led by a single director who may be removed by the president from their five-year term only for “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.” Current Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) envisioned the CFPB during her time as a professor at Harvard Law School. The CFPB was designed to rein in abusive practices in consumer credit marks, such as home mortgages and credit cards. CNBC states it returned $12 billion to consumers between 2011 and 2017 but stopped pursuing enforcement actions under President Donald Trump. The CFPB has been the subject of several lawsuits, most recently by the California-based Seila Law. Seila Law alleges the CFPB’s insulation from presidential control is unconstitutional. The law firm challenged the agency after the CFPB targeted the firm 2017, CNBC states. Caren Castle, an attorney with the Wolf Firm, told DS News she doesn’t expect to see anything “earth shattering” on Tuesday, and those opening arguments will not “truly influence” the Justices; inclination on how to they plan to rule. “I think the more interesting issue will be to see if the Court gives us any indication that they are leaning towards finding the entire CFPB unconstitutional or perhaps wants to enter a more limited decision which would only address the constitutionality of certain provisions such as the singular head of the Bureau,” Castle said. Castle said if the Supreme Court upholds the current structure, which she believes in unlikely, then the head of the CFPB will have a measure of independence from the current administration as well as future administrations. “However, if the court rules that the head of the CFPB serves at the pleasure of the President, then CFPB will become much more political and will be fashioned by whatever administration is in power,” Castle said. Castle added the weakening of the CFPB provided an excuse for states to create their own CFPB—a measure California has already done. “This decision could have far-reaching ramifications as to other bodies such as FDIC which similarly have limitations on the termination of the head of those bodies,” she said. “An overly broad decision may have consequences to those bodies as well.”According to American Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Peter J. Wallison, there is more at stake than just the constitutionality of the Bureau.On Real Clear Politics, Wallison argues that this CFPB case is an example of Congress enacting “broadly  phrased laws, essentially delegating the key legislative choices to administrative agencies and violating the Framers’ constitutional plan of separation.”In addition to the Seila Law lawsuit, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), alleging that Congress unlawfully divested its legislative appropriations power when it gave CFPB the ability to draw funding directly from the Federal Reserve, without annual appropriations from Congress and without oversight from the appropriations committees of Congress.“This case, entitled Law Offices of Crystal Moroney v. Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, may ultimately provide the U.S. Supreme Court the opportunity to revive the Non-delegation Doctrine that five justices expressed interest in revisiting earlier this year in the wake of last June’s Gundy v. United States decision,” NCLA said. Related Articles CFPB Supreme Court Case Looming The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: The Impact of Renters on the Presidential Election Next: Small Town Mortgage Delinquencies are Growing CFPB Supreme Court 2020-03-02 Mike Albaneselast_img read more

Letterkenny Councillor seeks urgent action to complete Glencar Road repairs

first_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Previous articleBruckless Bridge being officially opened by Transport Minister this eveningNext articleDonegal barrister believes there’s more to come on garda phone taping News Highland Google+ By News Highland – March 28, 2014 Twitter A Letterkenny Councillor is calling for immediate action to complete repairs on the Glencar Road before the town council is abolished in two months time.Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, a sitting member of Letterkenny Town Council who is contesting the county council elections in May for Fine Gael says money was agreed to fix the road last year, but some work is still outstanding.Cllr Kavanagh says the road sustained significant damage in the flooding last July, and the council should now pull out all the stops to have the works completed……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest Letterkenny Councillor seeks urgent action to complete Glencar Road repairs Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Man proposes during Easter egg hunt with golden Fabergé egg

first_imgAndres Tardio(NEW YORK) — One California man surprised his now-fiancé by proposing during their family’s Easter egg hunt with a Fabergé egg.Letty Martinez had no idea that the Easter party she was planning for her family would actually turn out to be the perfect setting for a proposal.“To my left, there’s a petting zoo with bunnies, then there’s a gentleman dressed as a bunny … and 30 to 40 feet away from me is a mariachi band,” future groom Jorge Penithe told ABC News.Martinez, 30, said she had no idea a proposal was on the horizon since she had planned the festivities.“I was just so busy with that and making sure everyone had a good time,” she added.Looking back on the day, Martinez said, now it makes sense that Penithe, who’s the road manager for rapper Nipsey Hussle, kept adding more friends and family to the guest list.“I was like, ‘Dude! Now I have to go all out,’” she recalled, adding that there were at least 50 people in their backyard in San Gabriel, California.Penithe called the afternoon “fun, organized chaos.”Martinez was busy kicking off the Easter egg hunt for all of the children, handing out Easter-themed headbands that featured bunny ears.“My boyfriend, and our newborn [also named Jorge], came up to me and he said, ‘Look, we found this gold egg,’” she recalled. “He said, ‘Here! Open it. And then I knew what was happening.’”Penithe, also 30, said it was important for his 12-year-old step-son, and the rest of his family, to witness his proposal.“As a man of the household… our sons look to me to get the blueprint. I have to practice what I preach,” he said.Martinez explained the proposal couldn’t have been any more perfect although it was a bit out of character for her normally “mellow” partner.“It was going outside of his character… so I was really grateful he gave me that moment,” she added.“And the Fabergé egg was a perfect vessel for the announcement,” Penithe said. “The most important thing is she loves it.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Naked man driving wrong way on I-95 causes massive traffic delay

first_imgWPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) — A naked man who drove at least 10 miles the wrong way on Interstate 95 Wednesday night has been captured by police.No one was harmed, but traffic was backed up for miles, according to ABC Philadelphia station WPVI-TV.Police have not revealed the identity of the man, who was apprehended near Philadelphia International Airport after authorities deployed spike strips to flatten his tires.The naked suspect, whose journey apparently began in Delaware, was unharmed after his vehicle slowed and struck a state police car and finally came to a stop. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.Charges have not yet been filed against the man.The investigation is ongoing.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USA: F-35C Test Plane Exceeding Goals

first_img View post tag: Plane View post tag: test May 18, 2011 Equipment & technology View post tag: F-35C View post tag: News by topic View post tag: usa View post tag: Exceeding View post tag: Naval Naval Air Systems Command announced May 17 that the test aircraft for the carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have exceeded tes…(defense-aerospace)[mappress]Source: defense-aerospace, May 18, 2011; View post tag: Navy USA: F-35C Test Plane Exceeding Goals Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: F-35C Test Plane Exceeding Goals View post tag: goals Share this articlelast_img read more

USCGC Paul Clark Hosts Search and Rescue Training

first_img View post tag: Training View post tag: SAR View post tag: Navy June 22, 2015 View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: rescue View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: search Back to overview,Home naval-today USCGC Paul Clark Hosts Search and Rescue Training USCGC Paul Clark Hosts Search and Rescue Training The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark (WPC 1106) hosted search and rescue (SAR) training to representatives from six countries in the Caribbean Sea.The Jamaican Defense Force – Coast Guard, Belize Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy, British Royal Navy, Mexican Navy and U.S. Navy were all on hand for the extensive, day-long training.The afternoon was given over to hands-on drills where the students were put on small boats and sent out to sea. The drills simulated real-world fire and flooding situations and required the students to put their classroom training to practical use.It was an exhausting day at sea for all the students but the relationship building experience here during the maritime phase of Tradewinds 2015 has already made an impact.Tradewinds is a combined, joint U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise and an opportunity for the participating partner nations to come together to enhance regional maritime security.Image: USCG Share this article View post tag: USCGC Paul Clarklast_img read more

Crossing continents with Facebook’s help

first_imgI came across a “German Newspaper Front Pages” application on Facebook. I thought it went well with this blog. Its description tells us:This application shows a random front page of one of today’s German newspapers. Slight problem: I added it, and the page it shows on my profile reads “‘Great Communicator’ dies” – the headline after Ronald Reagan’s death in, erm, The Sun in the USA. Mistake, surely?Add the application here.Cherwell24 is not responsible for the content of external siteslast_img read more