Tagged with: arts Arts Council England Funding ACE announces National Portfolio arts organisations for 2018-22 Arts Council England today reveals its new National Portfolio organisations for 2018-22. The announcement will be streamed live at 10.30, and available as a recording afterwards.These arts organisations will share an annual budget of £409 million between 2018-22. This includes £341 million of grant-in-aid and £68 million of National Lottery funding.The National Portfolio funding agreement has been extended from three years to four, “giving organisations more time to plan, develop and create great work”.Three funding streams from ACEIn the new four year period an additional £37 million will be spent each year, compared to the 2015-18 period, helping to support:a 4% increase in the proportion of the National Portfolio organisations budget spent outside London;the integration of museums and libraries, for arts and museums’ activity into the portfolio;bringing new, small and diverse organisations into the portfolio.In this period, museums, arts organisations and libraries were able for the first time to apply for National Portfolio investment. Libraries could only apply for arts and museums activity.The live NPO announcement will include a press conference including four speakers and a Q&A. It should last for an hour.You can also view the live announcement in BSL. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 June 2017 | News 139 total views, 1 views today 140 total views, 2 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.
Giffgaff customers choose to donate a third of goodwill fund to charity 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Giffgaff has announced that it is donating £387,039.70 of the goodwill fund it set up after this month’s network outage to Crisis.Following the outage on 6 December, which was caused by a software issue in a third party supplier’s system, giffgaff announced that it was setting up a £1m goodwill fund and gave members affected the opportunity to choose airtime credit or to donate to charity, with a deadline of 14 December to make their decision.It has now announced on its site and on social media that a third chose to donate to charity, with it giving £387,039.70 to Crisis while the remaining £612,960.30 will be split between the members who chose to receive credit. They will get 90p each. Ash Scofield, giffgaff CEO, said on the site:“We hope that your generous donation will go a long way to having a big impact on the people that need to make use of these centres over Christmas and beyond – we’ll be making that payment as soon as we can, so that Crisis can make sure that it’s being put to use as soon as possible.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: corporate mobile 172 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 19 December 2018 | News 171 total views, 1 views today
Government Governor Warns of Possible “Toggle Back” of Stay-at-Home Orders if COVID-19 Cases Continue to Climb By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 1:38 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Herbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty As COVID-19 cases again begin to spike in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom warned that the possibility for counties, and even the entire state, to pause or reverse the process of reopening remains very real if the virus’ spread continues to increase.While the state has largely seen a downward trend of positivity rates — the number of those who test positive compared to the number of those who receive tests — the past week saw an alarming increase of half a percent, from 5.1% over the past 14 days to 5.6% over the past 7 days.“Point of caution: The positivity rate has begun to increase over the course of the last few weeks,” Newsom said. “We are seeing 56,000 new cases in just the past 14 days,” Newsom said.California saw an all-time record high of 7,1498 new detected infections on Wednesday, he said. Thursday’s report was lower, at 5,349 new COVID-19 cases, which is “still higher than we’d like it to be. Still a point of concern,” Newsom said.“To the extent we’re, making progress, we’ll continue to move forward, not backward, in a thoughtful way,” he said.“To the extent we do not see progress being made, and we’re not advancing the cause of public health and public safety, then we certainly reserve the right to put a pause in terms of advancing into the subsequent phase,” Newsom said.Furthermore, “We have the capacity and ability to toggle back in terms of the stay-at- home order and the guidance that we put out,” he said.Pasadena reported six new detected infections on Thursday, bringing total detected cases of COVID-19 to 1,213, according to city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.A new death reported Wednesday brought total recorded fatalities associated with the novel coronavirus in Pasadena to 89. No deaths were reported Thursday.Fifty-three COVID-19 patients were being treated at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena as of Thursday, hospital data shows.“The city will work in coordination with our county and state partners to move forward in sync, and after careful review of the current data, science and trends available at the time,” Derderian said.Eleven of the state’s 58 counties, including Los Angeles County, have been mentioned by the governor as particularly worrisome with respect to the spread of coronavirus. With more than 89,000 cases reported as of Wednesday, L.A. county reportedly led the nation in infections.Thirty-two percent of COVID-19 patients required hospitalization over the past 14 days, Newsom said, increasing from 29 percent over recent weeks.Increased testing remains needed, as well, according to Newsom.Roughly 3.7 million people have been tested since the outset of the pandemic, the governor said. Over the past seven days, an average of 88,000 tests have been administered in the state each day.“While that is significant, it’s not where we need to be,,” he said. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News 27 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday
Caroline Chaney/FacebookBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A dozen people were rescued after they became trapped in houseboats when the roof of a boat dock collapsed in Tennessee.Rescue crews rushed to the Blue Turtle Bay Marina in Old Hickory, about 20 miles southwest of Nashville, on Wednesday night after receiving reports of several people trapped, according to the Nashville Fire Department.When the fire department arrived, the 100-yard boat dock was in the frigid Cumberland River and inaccessible by foot, officials said. Once a water rescue was launched, 12 people were retrieved from several boats that were taking on water or already sinking.The roof fell in as the South was being walloped with the second winter storm in one week, bringing snow and record cold to the region.While the dock is designed to move along with the water, the snow and ice jammed up the mechanism, causing the dock to sink and eventually collapse, officials from the Nashville Fire Department told ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN-TV.Crews went boat to boat to make sure no one else was trapped inside, Nashville Fire Department Public Information Officer Kendra Loney told reporters at a press conference Wednesday night. No one was injured in the incident.The fire department reminded the public that it is unsafe to operate a boat or vehicle in such inclement weather.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The Oscars air on February 26, and even Broadway is buzzing with La La Land fever. Paramour cast members Ryan Vona, Ruby Lewis, Sarah Meahl and Bret Shuford created a tribute to the film. The medley includes the can’t-not-dance opener “Another Day of Sun” as well as “City of Stars” and “Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” which nabbed Dear Evan Hansen duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul two Oscar nominations. Check out the video below, and be sure to tune in when Pasek, Paul and Lin-Manuel Miranda face off for that Best Original Song Oscar on Sunday. View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017 Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR
Neither Taylor nor Whelan pursued reelection in 2019 and Red Bank’s current governing body is now entirely Democrat following the victories of Kate L. Triggiano and Hazim Yassin. The borough form of government was adopted in the late 1800s and only allows the mayor a vote during the legislative process to break a tie. Proto called the petition campaign a “long shot,” and said it bothers him that Coffey, Walker and Tvrdik, a registered Republican, are “trying to fool voters.” These are decisions, themayor said, they failed tosee eye to eye on. The small municipality form of government was created with the adoption of the Optional Municipal Charter Law of 1950, also known as the Faulkner Act. Under it, communities can, by way of referendum, alter optional aspects of their government operations, including the size of the council, staggered or concurrent terms for elected officials, the use of runoff elections, the method of mayoral selection or the implementation of partisan or nonpartisan elections. Coffey used his mayoralveto power for the first timein April when the councilunanimously adopted anordinance to transition theenvironmental commissionto a committee, but that vetowas undone by a two-thirdscouncil vote. Coffey said it is the partisan election process that drives this initiative. In January 2018, two former Republican council members in Red Bank, Mark Taylor and Michael Whelan, sought a similar change, but the notion was ultimately defeated when they could not collect the requisite signatures. “There’s no Republican or Democratic way to fix a pothole, make sure the park’s maintained or that the garbage is collected on time. In Oceanport, we have 49 percent of our voters registered as independent, 28.2 percent Republican and 21.8 percent Democrat. We don’t have a party-leaning in this town, so why should our elections be structured that way?” Coffey asked. “This petition is being pushed by Democrats, including Meghan Walker, who is the former vice chair of the Oceanport Democrats, and Jay Coffey, who was elected as a Democrat four years ago. Now they’re running as independents, and it’s such an attempt to fool the voters,” Proto said. “This is nothing more than an attempt by Democrats running as so-called independents looking to change the form of government to nonpartisan in a town that leans Republican. This is a blatant attempt by Democrats to hide who they are and it needs to get out there,” Proto added. This past year the council voted in lockstep to close the borough’s former recycling center, as well as convert the borough’s environmental commission to a committee. It also cited security concerns, safety issues and tax increases for its opposition of the development of a large-scale Jersey City University satellite campus at Fort Monmouth. Coffey said if the petition is successful, a special election can be held at any point. The topic does not have to be included on the November election ballot and could certainly be conducted post-election. OCEANPORT – A campaign to change the borough’s form of government is underway. “Be who you are. People may not like my style. I can be a little ‘in your face’ sometimes. But that’s because I’m passionate, just like my fellow Oceanport residents are. But you always know where I stand, what I believe and who I represent. What’s being done here is an insult to our intelligence,” Proto said. “This initiative is about nonpartisan elections. No party lines, just people’s names on a ballot and let the people choose. Can anyone run right now as an independent? Yes, but they’re also boxed out by party candidates,” Coffey said. “We’re not the first town to look into this, and a change in form of government won’t really change much. But it does give the mayor a little more leeway.” Mayor Jay Coffey andcouncil candidates MeghanWalker and Tom Tvrdik, allthree of whom are runningfor election in November onan independent ticket, areleading an effort to collectsignatures from more than75 percent of Oceanport’sregistered voters. The small municipality form of government includes an elected council and a mayor, who is afforded a vote during the legislative process, but no veto power. The mayor may be elected directly by the voters or may be selected by the council from among its own members. Elections may be partisan, with primaries in the spring and the general election in November, or nonpartisan, with a municipal election in May or November. Council member and Republican mayoral candidate Robert Proto said the petition is just another method local Democrats are using to fool voters. Coffey said the group is about “three quarters of the way done” and, if their push is successful, it will clear a path for a special election asking to transform the town’s system of government from its current borough form to that of a small municipality, an alternative for towns with a population of 12,000 or less. Coffey first discussed the possibility of altering the borough’s form of government in April when, during an interview with The Two River Times, the Democrat mayor said he was “discouraged” and would not seek a secondterm due to limited powersand opposing viewpoints ofthe all-Republican council. “It’s all dependent on when we finalize the signatures,” Coffey said.
Tournament star Ryan Lewis scored to spark the L.V Rogers Bombers to a 4-0 victory over rival Mount Baker Wild in the final of a High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament Friday at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.The win avenged the only loss of the season for LVR as the Wild edged the Bombers 2-1 in the final of the Baker Tournament a week ago.Andrew Tranfo and Spencer Atkins also scored for the Bombers.”Nick Wethel and Dylan Bennett were solid defensively allowing very few shots to get through to goal,” said Bomber coach Simon Liddell.“Nigel Ziegler was a formidable force in the midfield throughout the tournament playing strong defense and setting up numerous goal scoring opportunities. “Ryan Lewis was the outstanding player of the tournament as voted by the coaches of the four teams,” Liddell added.LVR opened the tournament bouncing Prince Charles Comets of Creston 3-1 before edging a tough J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks squad 2-0 on goals by Lewis.“Trail had a very big team made up mostly of Grade 12’s,” Liddell explained. “The game was very close until midway through the second half when Ryan Lewis scored two goals in quick succession to put LVR ahead.”Liddell said this year’s team is made up of an equal mix of Grade 10, 11 and 12 students with a couple of Grade 9’s filling out the roster.There are also two German exchange students on the team.The Bombers have been practicing together for two months and has now played all the teams from the East and West Kootenay regions.Friday’s tournament is the final tune-up for the Kootenay AA Boy’s Soccer Championships, set for this weekend in Creston.The winner represents the zone at the BC High School AA Boy’s Soccer Championships November 17-19 in Burnaby.
The Jamaica Scorpions made a disastrous start to their 2016 NAGICO Super50 campaign at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday. Hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force crushed the Scorpions by 84 runs in their Group B match. Scores: Red Force 221 all out off 47.2 overs; Scorpions 137 all out in 42.5 overs. The Scorpions’ innings was undermined by fast-medium bowler Marlon Richards, who bagged five for 36 in his allotted 10 overs. He got good support from left-arm bowler Yannick Ottley, who took two for 16 in 4.5 overs. Top batsman for Jamaica was Brandon King with 26. Earlier Evin Lewis slammed 74 with six fours and three mighty sixes to lift the Red Force to their match winning score. Other useful contributions came from Rayad Emrit (43) and Richards 31. Damion Jacobs (three for 40), Nikita Miller (two for 27) and Tamar Lambert (two for 34) were the leading bowlers for Jamaica. In St Kitts, the Windward Islands Volcanoes defeated Guyana Jaguars by one run under the Duckworth/Lewis Method in their rain-affected match. Scores: Volcanoes 214 all out off 50 overs (Devon Smith 91, Sunil Ambris 47, Liam Sebastian 27; Gudakesh Motie 3-32, Steven Jacobs 3-40). Jaguars 122 for four off 26 overs (Assad Fudadin 44 not out). In St Augustine, Trinidad, Barbados Pride defeated ICC Americas by four wickets. Scores: Americas 183 all out off 43.1 overs (Alex Amsterdam 73, Nitish Kumar 25; Sulieman Benn 4-40, Ashley Nurse 3-23). Pride 184 for six off 42.5 overs (Jonathan Carter 51 not out, Kevin Stoute 40, Justin Greaves 22 not out; Timil Patel 2-30, Timroy Allen 2-36).
Alexander Brand of Colombia has replaced Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias as James DeGale’s opponent for his WBC Silver title defence on 23 March. DeGale, who recently opted to vacate the European super-middleweight title, will take on Brand at Glow, Bluewater.He believes the fight will be a springboard to a world title challenge or a rematch with fellow West Londoner George Groves, who edged a close points decision when they met in 2010.Brand, 36, has won all but one of his 20 professional fights – 15 by knockout – and as an amateur lost only 20 of 437 bouts. He is ranked number 10 in the world by the WBC.DeGale said: “Brand is a world-class fighter that not only had a brilliant amateur career but also holds a professional record of 19-1.“That could have been 20-0 as his only loss was a split decision over eight rounds and I know the feeling losing on a split decision.“Once I’ve got passed this Colombian puncher I will be sitting down with my promoter Mick Hennessy and looking to the big fights later this year.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA – Here is how the 49ers (1-6) graded in their 39-10 home loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Rams (7-0):PASS OFFENSE: FC.J. Beathard again proved too slow on the trigger, leading to two interceptions and a career-high seven sacks, the first of which resulted in a lost fumble. He has yet to have a turnover-free start, and at 1-8 as a starter, his leash is shortening to where he may at most have three losses …