first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Newcharities.org has started publishing The Trust List, a subscription service for prospect researchers and fundraisers searching for new grant making trusts in England and Wales.Published monthly in PDF, The Trust List typically lists between 60 and 120 trusts, depending on the number registering with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. All trusts included in the list state that they provide grants to other organisations. Around a quarter to a third state that they have general charitable purposes.The publication includes an index of all the new charities and a keyword associated with the specific focus of the trust, according to their stated objects.Newcharities.org was set up in the summer of 2011 by Stuart Sherriff who has over 10 years experience in trust fundraising and who served as the chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Trust & Statutory Special Interest Group for the last three years; and governance specialist Chai Patel who has worked as a project manager for the past seven years with not-for-profit and statutory organisations.Sherriff says: “Over 5,000 charities register with the Charity Commission each year; around 1 in 6 of those are specifically set up to provide grants to other organisations.” He adds: “We provide the only full list of all newly listed grant making bodies in England and Wales.”The Trust List is available at an introductory price of £240 + VAT until December 2011.www.newcharities.org  21 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. Newcharities.org announces The Trust List of new charities Howard Lake | 16 September 2011 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Fundinglast_img read more

first_imgThe home at 815 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale.The main home has a dedicated media room, library and office. Outside is a 25m heated pool and spa with water feature and glass fencing. A shed at the front of the property includes a single garage, and a self-contained granny flat with kitchenette and bathroom. Towards the back of the property is a three-bay shed, which can accommodate up to 12 cars, and a boat shed. The home at 815 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale.Back inside, the master bedroom has patio access, a walk-in robe and a huge ensuite with double shower, corner spa, dual basins and separate toilet. One of the remaining bedrooms also has a walk-in robe and the rest have built-ins. The family bathroom has a separate shower and bath and the laundry has plenty of storage and bench space. The home at 815 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale.THIS sprawling executive home on acreage is on the market in Gumdale. The five-bedroom home, at 815 New Cleveland Rd, has open-plan living, a poolside entertainment area, granny flat and parking for up to 15 vehicles. Marketing agent Michelle Rodgers, of McGrath Estate Agents Bayside Manly, said the property was the “embodiment of modern luxury” and offered a relaxed lifestyle in a sought-after suburb. The house is on a private, fenced 0.99ha block with electric gates and tree-lined driveway. center_img The home at 815 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale.The front doors open to a foyer with fountain and a lounge room with built-in shelving and timber floors. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The hub of the home is the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with tiled floors, wet bar and bi-fold doors opening to the poolside patio. The big kitchen has stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry and a breakfast bar, while the wet bar has bi-fold windows that open to the patio with a built-in barbecue and sauna.last_img read more

first_img“Hi Hansie.” Exactly 30 months ago, those secretly intercepted words began cricket’s most infamous conversation between a man yet to emerge from the obscurity of match-fixing and another who had the talent to turn a match on its head. Speaking over cell phones, Sanjiv Chawla and Hansie Cronje combined to,”Hi Hansie.” Exactly 30 months ago, those secretly intercepted words began cricket’s most infamous conversation between a man yet to emerge from the obscurity of match-fixing and another who had the talent to turn a match on its head.Speaking over cell phones, Sanjiv Chawla and Hansie Cronje combined to cast a shadow of doubt over the game forever. The Hansie case is forgotten, but the spectre of match-fixing is back. So it appears from the way the International Cricket Council (ICC) and its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) are going about their task in Sri Lanka.Somehow the ICC believes that corruption in cricket runs deep in the subcontinent; doesn’t matter if the South Africans and English authorities refused to cooperate in the original match-fixing investigations.FAIR-PLAY FORCE: ICC investigators are in Colombo as part of the council’s sizeable security operation teamThe crackdown in the Emerald Isles is unprecedented. The ICC Champions Trophy in Colombo – the biggest cricket tournament after the World Cup – has witnessed the most extensive and intensive security operation with all ACU members and regional security officers turning up. The chief of the ACU, Lord Paul Condon, a former commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, was scheduled to fly in late last week, ICC spokesman Brendan Mc Clements told INDIA TODAY “Our brief is simple: to see that the players are safe and secure and there is no malpractice during the tournament.”One look at the entrance to the change rooms at the two venues for the Champions Trophy and it is clear that nothing has been left to chance. There is a line-up of mug shots on the photo board, belonging not to those whom the authorities want to keep out but to those who they want to let in. Lined up side by side are portraits of modern cricket’s good and great-one day it could be Sachin Tendulkar with his teammates, on another Sanath Jayasuriya.The purpose of the mug shots is to let players point to their pictures and get past submachinegun-toting security men should they be stopped from entering their dressing room. Close-circuit cameras maintain surveillance on human traffic in and out of the room. Inside the change rooms, big, bold “No Mobile Phones” signs are prominently displayed.Australian John Rhodes, ICC’s security manager for the Champions Trophy and the regional security officer for Australia and New Zealand, had also scripted the security plan for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He says the photo boards and ACU contact numbers in the dressing-rooms “are going to be the norm for international cricket now”. Rhodes and his colleagues aim to build what one ACU officer calls a “sterile” corridor between players and bookmakers like Chawla.You see the security everywhere. The official team hotel, The Taj Samudra, uses four times its normal security staff to police the event and another 200 men from the Sri Lankan Government’s ministerial security division are on stand-by round the clock. Theoretically speaking, even if Chawla wanted he would not be able to speak to any player; all phone calls to the cricketers are being screened.advertisementMissing InformationClick here to EnlargeThe effort to sever cricket’s dodgier connections is real. The ACU has started briefing sides in private on a regular basis. It is learnt that Lord Condon met the Indians on their tour of England this year and told them his unit was convinced there were still three current international players who were giving inside information to bookies.Two matches in the Champions Trophy both featuring Pakistan, have come up for ACU’s scrutiny. The first, publicised on air by commentator and former England captain Tony Greig, against Sri Lanka was put under the cosh because of the run-out of Yousuf Youhana. The Pakistani was run out by the length of the pitch without scoring. Youhana was recently sent home from a one-day series in Kenya on disciplinary grounds and then rejoined the team for the Colombo tournament.The other incident being looked into is the hit-wicket dismissal of Inzamam-ul-Haq in the tri-series in Morocco. In that match against South Africa, the Pakistanis needed runs at less than three an over with seven wickets in hand. Inzamam was in complete control until he hit a six over midwicket’s head in the 42nd over off rookie spinner Justin Ontong and then – as the ball took a couple of seconds to fly over the fielder – lost his balance and trod on the stumps. Pakistan went on to lose the match.The ACU has files on all international players with suspect credentials and the one on a Pakistani is reportedly said to be” four times” thicker than any other international cricketer’s, ACU Chief Investigator Jeff Rees recently told an English newspaper that his unit had interviews and reports with players and officials on file that could make “your hair stand on end”.Another match under the scanner is rumoured to have raked in bets of $ 2 million (Rs 9.7 crore). One “exotic” bet, according to intelligence inputs, was that the highest scorer in the Holland innings when they played Pakistan in the Champions Trophy round robin would be the extras. It may be pure coincidence but the scoreboard did show that the extras conceded were 33; the next highest scorer was not-out batsman Roland Lefebvre with 32.The stepped-up security checks and surveillance in Sri Lanka are a prelude to the big event – the cricket World Cup in South Africa next year. Now if only the ICC would do something about the original case.-with Sayantan Chakravartyadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBrazil becomes the world’s oyster when FIFA kicks off, with the host nation locking horns with 31 other national teams, Brazil is the spiritual home of football and the world is pouring in this long awaited pilgrimage. There’s hooting, screaming and cheering in the field as all football fans unite supporting their favorite teams. Others, sitting at home are glued to their idiot boxes, avoiding blinking their eye.Football has always been more like a religion to people across the globe and interestingly it has a wide scope if pursued as a career.Does football give you an adrenaline rush? Do you have extraordinary foot-balling talent, motivation to work hard and will to improve your performance level then being a footballer could be ideal for you.Usually a career in football begins at a young age. Scouts from professional clubs are sent out to look for promising youngsters who are then invited for trials. If successful, they are then invited to join as a youth player and if they are good enough they may eventually be signed as a professional once they reach the required age.The work:Playing in matches against other teams in your league.Attending exhaustive regular training sessions to improve your skills and general fitness.Working on tactics, watching videos of matches and analysing  your strengths and weaknessesWorking and interacting with specialists such as physiotherapists, sports psychologists, coaches and your team manager to broaden your horizons and increase knowledge about the sport and your game.Seeking advice on diet and lifestyle from nutritionists and doctors.Hours:advertisementA footballer usually plays in matches in the evening or at weekends. Life of a footballer is very tiring as it involves a lot of travelling with your club or national team for matches being hosted in different countries. The sport requires daily training to stay in shape and fit.Income:Individual earnings vary widely depending on the reputation, game, skills and talent of the player. To some extent it also depends on the club a player is playing for. Increment in earnings can happen by performance-related bonuses, appearance fees, endorsements and sponsorship.  Training and development:If you are age 16 to 18, you may be able to train on the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) scheme. You would work towards the Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance. If you’re keen on making football your career then you must keep up the passion and play on various levels, be an opportunity spotter join reputed academies that help improve your skills and turn your passion in to a well paying career.A footballer needs to follow a strict training regime to keep up your skills and general fitness.Skills, interests and qualities:To become a footballer you should have:exceptional foot-balling talenthunger to competeself-disciplinepassion for the sportcommitment and dedication to improving your performancegood team work skillsa high level of fitness and staminathe ability to cope with the stresspersistence and determinationability to face challengesstrength to fight failureaggression channelized in the right directionstrength to perform under pressurefocus in the gameScope:The sport requires tremendous fitness. Football is backed by a good pay if you’re going good  but the average professional playing career is relatively short and for most players is over by their early thirties. It could also be interrupted or cut short by injury.last_img read more

first_imgAtlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives into Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)MIAMI — Jeremy Lin is on the move again, with the veteran guard getting waived by the Atlanta Hawks and intending to sign later this week playoff-contending Toronto Raptors.The Hawks waived Lin on Monday and Jim Tanner, one of his agents, confirmed Lin’s plan to join Toronto, which was first reported by ESPN.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations World no. 1 Naomi Osaka splits with coach 2 weeks after 2nd major title SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lin gives the Raptors obvious depth at both guard spots, and will likely — once he clears waivers and joins Toronto — spend time backing up point guard Kyle Lowry and shooting guard Danny Green. And he will be needed soon, with the Raptors announcing Monday that backup guard Fred VanVleet is expected to miss at least three weeks with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb.The plan to enter into an agreement with Lin comes one day after the Raptors finalized the conversion of two-way player Chris Boucher’s contract to an NBA standard contract.The Raptors entered Monday 41-16 and second in the Eastern Conference behind only NBA-leading Milwaukee.Lin has averaged 11.8 points in 457 career games. He has been part of three previous playoff runs, in 2013 and 2014 with Houston and in 2016 with Charlotte.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lin and the Hawks worked out a buyout agreement.“The future is bright for Atlanta!!! I truly mean that!” Lin posted Monday on Instagram . “Everyone who knows me knows how big my dreams are and that I have so much left to give to the game. Hyped to join the Raptors!!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLin thanked the Hawks, saying they helped him “become myself again on the basketball court and allowed me to experience the joy of hoops again!”Toronto will become Lin’s eighth NBA franchise, after stints with Golden State, New York, Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte, Brooklyn and this season Atlanta. He appeared in 51 games for the Hawks, all but one of those as a reserve, averaging 10.7 points this season on nearly 47 percent shooting. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more

first_imgA verdict has arrived in a lawsuit filed in Canada in September 2012, and environmentalist David Suzuki is pleased: the two ministries responsible for protecting endangered and threatened wildlife must produce recovery strategies for four species – the Pacific humpback whale, Nechako white sturgeon, marbled murrelet and southern mountain caribou – “in a timely fashion”.A press release on the David Suzuki Foundation website says that at least five years past its mandatory deadline, “The Federal Court has declared that the Minister of Environment and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans acted unlawfully in delaying for several years the production of recovery strategies for the four at-risk species threatened by industrial development, including the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker route.”The investigation also found that the delays are part of a larger systemic problem, an acknowledgement that might bring needed pressure for the other 167 at-risk species waiting for recovery strategies.In a letter published this week, David Suzuki laments the time taken in the process. “Just getting status assessments for species may take up to five years,” he says. “Five more years could be required for government to decide whether to accept these scientific assessments and give species protection. Then, legal timelines kick in, followed by recovery strategies – many delayed – and still more years for action plans, which have no timelines, to take effect. For killer whales, whose overdue action plan was just released, the process has taken about 13 years and a court challenge from the David Suzuki Foundation and others, which concluded government was failing to protect the whale’s critical habitat.”It was Ecojustice lawyers working for Greenpeace Canada, Sierra Club BC, Wilderness Committee, Wildsight and the David Suzuki Foundation that won this latest suit.“Wouldn’t it be nice,” says Suzuki, “if we didn’t have to resort to court challenges to protect threatened wildlife?”Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Howard and Esther Borer are avid theatre-goers but this is the first year they have bought a subscription to Mirvish Productions. And there’s one reason only — Hamilton: An American Musical is coming to Toronto next year.“I’ve heard about Hamilton, I’ve read about it. Everybody who we know that has seen it has loved it,” said Howard Borer after leaving a matinee performance of Dear Evan Hansen at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Advertisement Advertisement The Borers have already seen several shows at Toronto’s Mirvish theatres this year, but didn’t want to leave getting tickets to the upcoming Hamilton production up to chance, so they bought a subscription to the whole 2019-2020 Mirvish season.Hamilton takes the stage in February 2020 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, the biggest venue Mirvish has with 2,200 seats — double the size of the Royal Alexandra Theatre.“We thought it was a good time to become subscribers,” said Esther Borer.47,000 subscriptions sold outAnd they’re not the only ones who’ve made this move.Tens of thousands of people, it turns out, have bought Mirvish subscriptions, causing them to sell out early.center_img Facebook Twitter Okieriete Onaodowan and the cast of Hamilton: An American Musical perform a moving medley at the Tony Awards. The hip-hop show won several awards. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

first_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Carrier pigeon. Credit: Wikimedia. Citation: Carrier Pigeon Faster Than Broadband Internet (2009, September 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-09-carrier-pigeon-faster-broadband-internet.html 10 years after: Promised reform in South African telecommunications fails (PhysOrg.com) — In South Africa, a carrier pigeon carrying a 4GB memory stick proved to be faster than the ADSL service from the country’s biggest web firm, Telkom. Winston the pigeon took one hour and eight minutes to carry the data across the 60-mile course, and it took another hour to upload the data. During the same time, the ADSL had sent just 4% of the data. The race was held by an IT company in Durban, South Africa, called Unlimited IT. One of Unlimited IT’s employees complained about the slow speed of data transmission on ADSL, saying that data would get transferred faster by carrier pigeon. To highlight just how slow the broadband internet is, the company decided to test that claim. The 11-month-old Winston flew 60 miles from Unlimited IT’s call center in Howick to another office in Durban. To make sure that the bird didn’t have an unfair advantage, Unlimited IT imposed some rules on its website, including “no cats allowed” and “birdseed must not have any performance-enhancing seeds within.” Hundreds of South Africans followed the race on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.For its part, Telkom said that it was not responsible for Unlimited IT’s slow broadband speeds. A Telkom spokesperson said that they had made several recommendations to Unlimited IT to improve its service, but none of the suggestions had been accepted.As the BBC reports, South Africa is one of the countries that could benefit from three new fiber optic cables being laid around the African continent to improve internet service.via: BBC News© 2009 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more