Taking A Stand Awards to reward those tackling anti-social behaviour

first_imgNominations must be submitted by 28 September 2004.The Taking A Stand Awards are supported by The Home Office, BBC Local Radio, Crime Concern and the Co-opWinners will also be offered a specialist programme to help build their skills and confidence in tackling other local problems and helping people in a similar situation. 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. Nominations from individuals and community groups for the 2004 Taking a Stand Awards close later this month.The Taking A Stand Awards, in partnership with Crime Concern and the Co-op, will recognise individuals and local groups “who have shown commitment and bravery in tacklingproblems in their communities such as vandalism, nuisance neighbours, graffiti, harassment, intimidation and rubbish dumping.”There are up to 100 regional awards of £1,000 on offer, together with the top national award of £5,000. The awards are to be spent for the benefit of local communities across England and Wales. Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Community fundraising  72 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 7 September 2004 | News Taking A Stand Awards to reward those tackling anti-social behaviour AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Turkuaz’s Michelangelo Carubba Hosts All-Star Birthday Bash [Full Audio/Photo]

first_imgPhoto: Capacity Images On Friday night, Michelangelo Carubba of the Brooklyn-based funk powerhouse Turkuaz hosted his annual birthday bash at Brooklyn Bowl. For the third annual iteration of the event, Carubba had something particularly special in store, tapping a number of other big names in the music scene to help him welcome in another lap around the sun. For his birthday blowout, the drummer tapped TAB trumpeter and vocalist Jennifer Hartswick, Allen Stone keyboardist Steveland Swatkins, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds bassist Josh Myers, and singer-songwriters Ryan Montbleau and Cris Jacobs, in addition to a number of folks from the Snarky Puppy clan, including Robert “Sput” Searight, Nate Werth, and the Snarky Puppy Horns—composed of Justin Stanton, Mike Maher, and Chris Bullock. However, the list didn’t stop there, with his fellow Turkuaz bandmates, Craig Brodhead, Shira Elias, and Sammi Garett, all joining in on last night’s festivities.Ahead of his birthday party, Michelangelo Carubba spoke to Live For Live Music about the important personal meaning of the event: “Ultimately, it really is just about me wanting to play with my friends. I love seeing all my friends when they come to these birthday shows. The whole thing is just a reflection of my life in front of me—in people and in music. I want everyone else to see what that means and also, in a way, to give back to the people who have made it possible. Every person involved has played a part in me being there on stage that day, on my birthday.”With the event holding such a special personal importance to Carubba, each year, the Turkuaz drummer strives to make things better than the last. Unlike past years and with such an extensive listing of some of the most masterful musicians in the scene at his fingertips, the Turkuaz drummer decided to move away from a more traditional super jam in favor of a more pre-determined set list with specific planned collaborations. Ahead of his birthday party, Carubba noted: “This year, I am trying to do something completely different than the super jam idea. . . . I thought it might be sensory overload if all fourteen were onstage at the same time, the entire time. I’m kind of breaking people off and putting together combinations of music that you will never see anywhere else. When else are you going to see Cris Jacobs playing cigar box guitar with Jen Hartswick singing, you know?”To say that this format for the show was a success would be an understatement. Last night was a funk-fueled celebration of life, which saw a slew of well-executed covers spanning well-loved catalogs from Stevie Wonder to Dolly Parton to The Wood Brothers to Janet Jackson. In addition to the already-massive birthday lineup Carubba had planned for the evening, the performance also saw sit-ins from trombonist Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), guitarist Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), and bassist Dave Livolsi (Jazz Is Dead).You can check out photos from Michelangelo Carubba’s third annual birthday blowout below, courtesy of Chris Capaci of Capacity Images. You can also listen to the full audio from the night below, courtesy of Eric McRoberts. Enjoy Load remaining imagescenter_img Michelangelo Carubba’s 3rd Annual Birthday Bash | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 8/11/2017 | Photo: Capacity Imageslast_img read more

Shults Auto Group Donates Hotspots To Jamestown Public School Students

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JHS Principal Dana Williams and Matthew Kahm and Jillian Shults from Shults Auto Group. Submitted image.JAMESTOWN – It might be Christmas break for students at Jamestown Public Schools, but that isn’t stopping one of the area’s largest car dealers with helping them stay connected.Shults Auto Group recently donated 50 mobile hotspots for students in the Jamestown area.School leaders say the hot spots will help students who are studying at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and may be without reliable Internet.“We are extremely grateful to Shults Auto Group for helping us to ensure that all students can stay connected to school when learning at home,” said Jessie Joy, JPS’ Chief Information Officer. “We know that changing financial circumstances may make it difficult for all families to maintain wireless Internet, which creates a digital divide for students who cannot access their lessons and assignments when learning remotely. This generous donation will help us to reach even more students who don’t currently have home Internet access.” Ms. Joy encourages families that do not currently have home Internet access to reach out directly to their child’s principal to request the loan of a wireless hotspot. Shults Auto Group leaders say they understand the stress this pandemic has caused so many in the local community, especially those who need to have reliable high-speed Internet to complete their coursework.“We’re providing these mobile hotspots to Jamestown area students in need during the Covid-19 pandemic to make distance learning more accessible,” said Tim Shults, President of Shults Auto Group. “The hotspots will come with pre-paid data that should last for six (6) months or so and will be distributed to area schools in the upcoming week. We’ve been able to work through this pandemic together, supporting each other and local businesses, this is just one way we feel we can make a difference to help ease the stress the pandemic has caused.”The Shults Auto Group is the largest auto group in the Southern tier. With over 400 employees, Shults Auto Group has 10 different dealerships carrying 15 different makes and 2 pre-owned resale centers.Shults Auto Group takes pride in being extremely involved in the communities where they are located through the Shults Heroes Initiative, for more information about becoming a Shults Heroes Partner visit shultsauto.com/become-a-shults-hero-partner.htm.last_img read more

AP funds concede defeat on Walmart engagement

first_imgThe four Swedish national buffer funds (AP1-AP4) have decided to divest their holdings in US retail giant Walmart Stores and three other companies for breach of international conventions.In addition to Walmart, the AP funds are to sell their stakes in Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, the mining company, and Incitec Pivot and Potash Corp, both chemical producers, as several years of talks between the Ethical Council and the companies failed to deliver the desired results.The AP funds made their decision on the advice of the Ethical Council, in which the four funds cooperate on corporate-governance issues.The Council was founded in 2007, and several of the AP funds were already in dialogue with Walmart before then. AP2 excluded Walmart from its portfolio in 2006. Christina Kusoffsky Hillesöy, chair of the Ethical Council, said that, after detailed analysis and years of dialogue, it concluded that further engagement with the companies would not be “fruitful”.She pointed out that AP funds prefer engagement as a primary tool in dealing with companies, trying to encourage them to behave in a more responsible and ethical way.Divestment is a last resort.Kusoffsky Hillesöy conceded that having to sell the share was a setback, as the AP funds failed to secure lasting improvements despite years of engagement.Walmart has been excluded due to its US business being linked the abuse of workers’ rights, in contravention of the ILO core convention on working rights.The company also denies employees their right to form and join trade unions.Freeport McMoRan has been excluded because of its mining operations in Indonesia, in violation of the UN convention on Biological Diversity.The recommendation to exclude Incitec Pivot and Potash was a result of both companies buying phosphate from a Moroccan company mining phosphate in Western Sahara.Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco since 1975 and is on the UN list of non-self-governing territories to be decolonised.In 2002, the UN stated that mining for natural resources in the Western Sahara against local consent was a violation of the UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights.last_img read more

IPE Views: Greece’s obstacles to stayin’ alive

first_imgClearly, the answer so far has been a resounding ‘no’. But an EU characterised by massive trade surpluses produced by a regional hegemon cannot hope to be a stable entity. As Bernanke points out, Germany’s large trade surplus puts all the burden of adjustment on countries with trade deficits, which must undergo painful deflation of wages and other costs to become more competitive. The breaking of the taboo over membership of the euro in July, when European finance ministers raised the possibility of Greece departing and being alone again, has demolished the idea that the Hotel euro-zone, like the famed Hotel California, is only programmed to receive. You can check out any time you like, but you just can never leave.The issue that does need to be squarely addressed though is whether, as many are now suggesting, the EU would be better off if Germany left the euro-zone rather than Greece. Its currency would appreciate dramatically, reducing its trade surplus, but the value of its euro denominated debts would go down when measured in Deutsche mark. If the Netherlands, Finland and Austria followed suit to form a northern euro-zone whose currency would appreciate against that of the remaining Euro, it would potentially help to solve many of the imbalances that now exist.Whilst such an outcome may be fanciful, the issues it raises are not going to disappear. But for Greece, its problems are not going to be solved by just replacing its currency. The benefit to Greece of joining the euro-zone was the hope for macroeconomic stability and the psychological assurance that participation in the euro would bring Greece closer to the western European countries within the EU and thus enhance its security against what it perceived as aggressive and unstable neighbours surrounding it. Greece now looks an anomaly within the EU. It may still be classed as a developed market by some, but it is at the bottom of the rankings – and has already been reclassified as ‘emerging’ by MSCI, S&P and others.It has structural problems that its post-war governments have never been able to solve, such as corruption and tax evasion that make it closer to an emerging market than a developed. Greece’s population will have suffered a sense of déjá vu as their political classes failed to develop a modern European state. The election of Syriza was a reaction to that failure. Yet Syriza itself, incorporates elements that are hostile to what Greece needs to become prosperous – the development of a vibrant private sector. The contrast between the private sector in Greece and Germany’s Mittelstand, the hugely successful SMEs that have provided the backbone to Germany’s economic success, is striking.Another telling comparison is with the SME space in Italy’s north, which has gone through various transformations from embroidery to car parts, retaining the strong links and support between them. Perhaps the EU should focus less on austerity for Greece and more on how the frameworks that support the Mittelstand in Germany and the SME space in Northern Italy can be encouraged in Greece.If the EU allows Greece to fail now, it may be economically acceptable, but it may well destroy the political vision that ultimately holds the EU together. The ramifications of that may be uncontrollable. Greece faces the renewed struggle of stayin’ alive, writes Joseph Mariathasan, but has the euro-zone really done enough to stimulate economic growth and avoid tragedy? The news that Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras is resigning, triggering an early election, should perhaps not be a surprise, given the country has now agreed the terms on a €86bn rescue program accepting tough austerity measures that fly in the face of the promises on which the Syriza party was elected. But it also reflects an assessment of the reality that faces Greece and also the EU.The Greek newspaper Kathimerini in March published a sketch featuring Yanis Varoufakis, the then-current Greek finance minster. In it, Varoufakis tells a gathered crowd: “Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the ‘Brussels Group’, aka the Bee Gees, who will sing to us ‘Stayin’ alive’.”That cartoon is still relevant, albeit now needing to replace Varoufakis with Euclid Tsakalotos. But for both Greece and the rest of the EU’s sake, the country has aim higher than simply stayin’ alive. That means both the EU and Greece need to come to a consensus on just what it means to be a member of the club. Indeed, one can ask, as former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke did in July, whether Europe is holding up to its end of the bargain? Specifically, Bernanke wondered, is the euro-zone’s leadership delivering the broad-based economic recovery that is needed to give stressed countries like Greece a reasonable chance to meet their growth, employment, and fiscal objectives?last_img read more

Juventus said to want Torres as R’s are linked with youngster

first_imgJuventus want to sign Fernando Torres and Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.The Italian giants are reportedly likely to offer £30m for Torres, which is well below Chelsea’s valuation of the striker.Torres’ future is in doubt.Torres has struggled since his £50m move to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool, leading to speculation that the Blues may sell him at the end of the season.The Daily Mail say Roman Abramovich will present his new manager with a list of potential star signings and tell him to take his pick.Chelsea’s billionaire owner has apparently pinpointed four key roles – a centre forward, two full-backs and an attacking midfielder – as the priorities for a summer spending spree.A fresh bid for Tottenham’s Luka Modric is said to be an option, while other targets include Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao, Napoli’s Ezequiel Lavezzi and Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.Meanwhile, the Mail suggest QPR have had a bid for teenage midfielder Alex Pritchard rejected by Tottenham.The 18-year-old’s contract expires this summer and it is claimed that several Premier League clubs are interested in signing him. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR quiz: The Portsmouth connection

first_imgPortsmouth’s relegation from the Championship means there will be two divisions separating Pompey and Rangers next season. See how much you know about the history between the two clubs by answering these five questions.[wp-simple-survey-52]Click here for Wednesday’s QPR quizShould QPR sell Paddy Kenny? Click here to voteDoes Joey Barton deserve to be sacked by QPR? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Groves crushed by Froch in Wembley clash

first_imgGeorge Groves’ second attempt to become world champion ended in a crushing loss to Carl Froch, who flattened him in the eighth round of their rematch at Wembley.The Hammersmith man, controversially stopped in round nine after dominating much of the fight when he took on Froch in November, was comprehensively beaten this time around.Last time out he floored the WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion in a blistering first round, but this time Froch was much more effective with his jab and gave Groves problems from the outset.An 80,000 crowd saw Groves, 26, enter on the upper deck of an open-topped London bus, while the 36-year-old champion’s no-frills ring entrance signaled a focused and ruthless display.He shook Groves with a powerful right in the fifth but the challenger regrouped and, after a seventh round in which he brought the left hook into play and twice stung Froch, seemed to be finding his range.But the contest came to a sudden and devastating conclusion in the following round when Groves was laid out by a savage right, prompting the referee to stop the fight without bothering to complete a count.See also:DeGale wins to secure world title shotGroves: I’ll come back better and strongerGroves is lined up for September returnGroves to fight in world title eliminatorFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Federer poised for record Wimbledon triumph

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Roger Federer. AFP FILE PHOTOLONDON—Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semi-final defeat, Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favorite to capture a record-breaking eighth title and become the tournament’s oldest champion.The evergreen Swiss superstar, who turns 36 in August, has stunned the critics who wrote him off as yesterday’s man when he went down to Milos Raonic in five grueling sets on Centre Court in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “So I’m happy to react right away and remind myself I actually can play well on grass.“For tennis storylines of 2017, Federer shares top billing with Nadal after the Spaniard defied the doubters to win a 10th French Open.That took him to 15 Grand Slam titles, one ahead of Sampras and just three behind Federer.Bittersweet Nadal But for Nadal, Wimbledon has always been bittersweet.He was champion in 2008 — where he beat Federer in a final widely regarded as the greatest ever played — and 2010 as well as finishing runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2011.Injury forced him to skip Wimbledon in 2009 and 2016 while the years 2012-2015 saw him lose to Lukas Rosol (world ranked 100), Steve Darcis (135), Nick Kyrgios (144) and Dustin Brown (102).A fourth round run in 2014 represents his best recent effort.Nadal admits that if he suffers a new problem with his knees on the Wimbledon grass, where the lower bounce of the ball piles more pressure on the legs and joints, then his visit to London may again be short-lived.“If I have pain in the knees, then I know from experience that it’s almost impossible,” said the 31-year-old. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Defending champion Murray is fresh off a first round exit at Queen’s at the hands of Australian world number 90 Jordan Thompson.The world number one, who was also Wimbledon champion in 2013, has failed to get past the second round in three of his last four tournaments.Short of grass court exposure, Murray headed to the luxurious surroundings of the Hurlingham Club in west London for an exhibition tournament.Equally desperate for game time is Djokovic, the three-time Wimbledon champion who travelled to Eastbourne hoping the sea air might breathe life into a career which is in freefall.The Serb was on top of the world just over 12 months ago when he arrived at Wimbledon with all four Grand Slams in his possession.However, a third round loss to Sam Querrey set him on a slide which has been more or less constant ever since.His ranking has slipped from one to four and he’s parted with coaches Boris Becker and Marian Vajda.The jury is still out on his decision to hire Andre Agassi while his quarter-final loss at Roland Garros to Dominic Thiem was his first in straight sets at the majors in four years.The 6-0 ‘bagel’ handed to him in the third set by the young Austrian was the first time he had suffered such an indignity in 12 years.“All the top players go through this. I have to get through it and learn the lessons and come back stronger. It’s a big challenge but I am up for it,” said the 30-year-old Serb. What ‘missteps’?center_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Federer, who captured a fifth Australian Open in January, will go into Wimbledon buoyed by a ninth title on the grass of Halle.His final demolition of Alexander Zverev, 15 years his junior and a player seen as his natural heir, came just a week after he marked his return from a 10-week break by losing in the first round in Stuttgart.It was his first defeat in an opening round on his favorite surface since his shock loss to Mario Ancic at Wimbledon in 2002.However, Federer believes his Stuttgart setback came at the right time ahead of Wimbledon.“I was doubting myself a little bit, I must admit, because losing in the opening round for the first time in 15 years on grass was always going to shake me a little bit and it did,” said Federer who has lost just two matches all year.ADVERTISEMENT Myers to beef up Gilas in Jones Cup 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games View comments The loss forced him off tour for the remainder of the year to rest a knee injury, leaving his Grand Slam title count on 17 where it had been since 2012.Fast forward a year and Federer is poised to break the tie for seven Wimbledon titles he shares with Pete Sampras and take his career tally at the majors to 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Federer done resting as he begins Wimbledon prepWith eternal rivals Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in slumps of varying lengths and degrees of seriousness, and Rafael Nadal fretting over whether or not his knees will bear the stress of grass courts, it is Federer in the box seat. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

SEA Games: Bata, dela Cruz bow out in English billiards

first_imgView comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Efren “Bata” Reyes at the billiards event in the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZEfren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco dela Cruz failed to advance to the English billiards doubles quarterfinals in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.The Filipino duo fell to the Vietnamese pair of Tran Le Anh Tuan and Nguyen Thanh Binh, 0-3, after getting shut out, 90-100, 33-100, 72-100.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal Reyes and Dela Cruz still have a chance to bring home a medal for the Philippines in English billiards singles on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more