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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online discussion on streaming media Howard Lake | 26 February 2001 | News If you’re planning to publish audio or video content to support your fundraising or other content, you can take part in an online discussion on charities’ use of streaming media organised by TechSoup and Helping.org. The forum runs from 26 February to 2 March. Visit Techsoup to find out about the discussion. 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. read more

Fellowship offers SMC students opportunities, resources to pursue social justice causes

first_imgIn the 2020-2021 school year, the Katharine Terry Dooley Fellowship will be offered to undergraduate students at Saint Mary’s. The fellowship is designed to help strengthen students’ relationships to the core ideas of social justice not only in their community, but in the world beyond. Applications for the upcoming year are now open and will close on Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.The Katharine Terry Dooley Social Justice Fellowship program will bring together a small group of students chosen to be fellows to receive training in social justice leadership and community organizing. The fellows will then design a social justice project related to an issue or issues they find particularly pressing. Fellows will receive a $500 stipend as well as two academic credits across the two semesters of the fellowship year. It provides resources to fellows seeking to pursue the values set forth by the fund.Saint Mary’s philosophy professor Andrew Pierce talked about the program’s goals and purpose in an email.“The goal of the program is to train a small group of students in justice leadership and organizing, who will then use their newly developed skills to address social justice issues here on campus or in the local community,” Pierce said.The program does not aim to benefit only the students who participate, but also the community at large.“The program strives to deepen the College’s commitment to justice, and to honor the intended purpose of the Katharine T. Dooley fund, which aims to provide a moral and intellectual context for the critical examination of the root causes of societal problems, and to develop creative and thoughtful responses to those concerns,” Pierce said.  Applicants can apply through a Google form which will be emailed to all of Saint Mary’s. The application requests an unofficial transcript, a personal statement and a statement of ideas. A letter of recommendation is required later in the application process, but only the name and contact information of the intended recommender is required for the initial application.In addition to financial and educational incentives to pursue the grant, Pierce said the program also offers nonmaterial ones, such as knowledge, experience and validation. “In addition to the stipend and credits, participation in a social justice leadership program like this will be a highly desirable and valuable experience for students from a variety of fields who wish to apply their education, skills and talents to making a difference in the world,” Pierce said. “In a world rife with injustice, leadership of this sort is desperately needed.”Tags: Katharine Terry Dooley Endowment Fund, Katharine Terry Dooley Fellowship, Social justicelast_img read more

Mason City man involved in standoff with police pleads guilty

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man accused of being involved with a standoff with police as part of a domestic disturbance earlier this year has now pleaded guilty.Mason City police were called shortly after 6 o’clock on the evening of April 11th to the City Center building at 5 North Federal, where on arrival they were met by a female victim. 44-year-old Mark Torres remained in an apartment and refused to exit, allegedly telling police he had a firearm and that he threatened to use it. After about three hours, officers were able to negotiate a peaceful surrender and took Torres into custody.Torres was charged with domestic abuse assault with the intent to inflict serious injury, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in jail and a $6250 fine.His trial was scheduled to start today in Cerro Gordo County District Court, but online court records show his attorney filed a written plea of guilty on Monday. No sentencing date has been scheduled.last_img read more

Dry areas of the state expand a bit

first_imgDES MOINES — June, July and August were all drier than normal months for the state — after we saw a wet spring.The DNR’s Tim Hall tracks the groundwater and stream flows across the state. “That three inches of deficit has sort of made up for in a way some of the really wet weather that occurred prior to that,” Hall says.Cities that get their drinking water from underground sources are always watching the levels. “The only area where our Geological Survey folks have a little bit of concern is way along the eastern border of the state along the Mississippi River. The counties running in the southeast corner of the state along the river,” according the Hall. “We’ve got a slight concern over groundwater availability, and that’s back away from the Mississippi River.”He says part of the issue is the time of year. “It’s really just a product of the growing season where you have all of the row crops pulling moisture out of the ground for their development — combined with a shortage of rainfall. It’s just dried up some of the soil moisture,” Hall says.The three dry months are also showing up on a wider scale. “We’re up to over 50% of the state is now showing as abnormally dry. And about 12% of the state is in moderate drought — just some patchy areas across the state — and it’s just really crept up on us since August,” Hall says. He says fall is the time of year when a lot of rainfall is not needed as the growing season comes to an end.“We’re getting into that time of the year when rainfall starts to decline. We want to get enough rainfall to keep the subsoil moisture replenished before the ground freezes, there’s plenty of time for that to happen,” Hall says. “There are no indicators or trends that are getting anybody really alarmed. It’s just really interesting to see how the state has flipped from being just excessively wet — to starting to dry up in some places.”Hall says the nationwide picture also looks pretty good and there are not big concerns that about drought that might creep into Iowa.last_img read more

Brand South Africa partners with The Durban Play House to promote Constitution

first_imgBrand South Africa partners with the Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Durban Play House to Promote the Constitution Amongst South African Youth Johannesburg, Tuesday 22 May 2018 – Brand South Africa in collaboration with the Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Durban Play House, will host a three-day youth activation that aims to promote affinity to South Africa’s Constitution which has been hailed as “the most admirable Constitution in the history of the world.”The three day activation hosted at the Play House which commences today, until 24 May 2018, will  stage a Gibson Kente’s play “HOW LONG?” . This  will be  the first time since it was banned in 1976. Brand South Africa identified this as an ideal platform to promote Constitutional Awareness, and the Constitution’s protection for  freedom of speech, by exposing school learners to the Theatre to watch the  play.Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Stakeholder Relations, Ms Mpumi Mabuza said: “These programmes use the Constitution as a catalyst for pride and patriotism in order to encourage active citizenship amongst South Africans.Our aim is to deliver practical insights and knowledge about the Constitution to  inspire allegiance and patriotism  through engagement with the youth.”South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP)  outlines steps that South Africa should take in order to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030, with specific objectives and outcomes on how the country can move forward in realising the NDP’s goals.“In relation to this – Brand South Africa has been identified as one of the key delivery partners of Outcome 14 (Social Cohesion)  to promote awareness of South Africa’s Constitution – focusing on fostering constitutional values, the promotion of equal opportunities & inclusion,  influence anti-xenophobic behaviour, and drive social cohesion across society through increased interaction among South Africans.And as part of the these objectives, Brand South Africa has embarked on programmes that seek to promote awareness of the Constitution by highlighting the fruits of freedom in order to popularise the Constitution,” added Mabuza.The production is currently running at the Playhouse Opera theatre until 27th of May 2018 and includes a cast of 49 professional South African actors, choreographers, artists, composers, directors, producers and theatre personnel.The production will consist of 26 acts and promises to create national and global awareness of South African historic events.Notes to the EditorAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing.A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young. It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.Join the conversation:Facebook: Official Brand South AfricaTwitter: @Brand_SAFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

NBA bans teams from using wearable data in contract negotiations

first_imgRelated Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… David Curry Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#featured#fitness#health#NBA#Sports#top#wearable center_img NBA teams will not be allowed to use a player’s wearable data in contract negotiations or transactions, according to a bargaining agreement between the league and the National Basketball Players Association.The agreement ensures that wearable data will only be used for tactical purposes and an arbitrator will be able to impose fines of up to $250,000 on a team for misusing the data.See Also: Will TV spotlight boost SubPac’s full body wearable?Several NBA players made it clear that they would not wear a fitness device until an agreement between the NBA and player’s association ensured their data would not be used in contract negotiations.A wearable committee will be set up in the near future to handle the approval of new wearables and to ban wearables that become safety or security risks. The committee will have three representatives from the NBA and three from the player’s association.The committee can call for expert opinion before making a decision. Teams and players cannot ask the committee to approve a certain wearable or ask for a certain wearable to be approved for one person or one team.NBA players are still not allowed to wear devices during matches—though this rule has been broke a few times. Several devices have already been approved by the league, including devices from Adidas, Catapult, Intel, and VERT.The NBA isn’t the only sport to dabble with wearables, the NFL, NHL, and rugby are all looking into incorporating wearables, either in training or in real matches. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Pucklast_img read more

Vouchers for Volunteers

first_imgIf you’re a not-for-profit volunteer and you use a vehicle to undertake your volunteering activities, you could be awarded with free BP fuel to help you in your volunteering work. Through this scheme BP will be providing $250,000 in fuel vouchers to volunteers assisting not-for-profit organisations.For further information on this offer, please go to www.talkstoppedlongago.com.au/v4v_home.htmllast_img

2017 Open Trans Tasman Flag Beareres Announced

first_imgAustralian Men’s Open player, Matthew Prowse and Women’s Open player, Emily Hennessey have been named the Australian Flag Bearers for the 2017 Open’s Trans Tasman Test Series.Emily Hennessey from the Women’s Open Team first represented Australia as a 16-year-old in the 2004 Youth Series in New Zealand, followed by the 2005 Youth World Cup. She was then selected in the Australian Women’s Open team for the 2009, 2010 and 1013 Trans Tasman Test Series and the 2011 and 2015 World Cup. She has been capped at open level on 24 occasions. Returning to the highest level of our sport after each of her three pregnancies is an indication of her character and her determination, motivation and dedication.Matt Prowse was first selected into the Australian Men’s Open team in 2009 and subsequently represented Australia at the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Trans Tasman Test Series and at the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. During his nine years of representation in the Australian Men’s Open team, Matt has been capped on 37 occasions. TFA wishes to congratulate Matt and Emily on this accolade, one that is thoroughly deserved.Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the 2017 Trans Tasman Series:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#transtasman17)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksFlag Bearerslast_img read more

10 months agoBayern Munich veteran Robben: Van Dijk should be proud of his development

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich veteran Robben: Van Dijk should be proud of his developmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben says Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk deserves great praise for his career progress.Van Dijk kicked off his career at FC Groningen and is now regarded among the world’s best centre-halves.Robben says his countryman should be proud for what he’s achieved.”He has made great strides lately, just look where he came from, and I think we should compliment him on his development,” said Robben.”Facing Van Dijk and Liverpool (in the Champions League) could not be more difficult.” last_img

Royal Caribbean Jokes That Urban Meyer’s “Lost At Sea” Cruise Ship Was Just Completing A Script Ohio Route

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer wearing an Ohio State jacket.PISCATAWAY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes before a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on September 30, 2017 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Ohio State won 56-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)Earlier this week, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was stuck on a cruise ship for an extra day and a half because of foggy conditions down near Port Tampa Bay. Meyer and the other 2,500 passengers aboard Buckeye Cruise actually had to be escorted back to shore by the Coast Guard.The passengers were aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, and the the travel company has issued a very clever PR statement on the matter. Royal Caribbean jokingly tweeted that the vessel wasn’t having trouble, it was just navigating through the Gulf of Mexico to create script Ohio.Hey, @OSUCoachMeyer! Fog, schmog: we knew where we were going all along. Welcome back! #stuckatsea #bc4c pic.twitter.com/s0p81a1eU4— Royal Caribbean PR (@RoyalCaribPR) February 25, 2015Thankfully, everyone aboard the ship was unharmed.last_img read more