Irish community foundation grants and endowment increase

first_img Howard Lake | 30 June 2015 | News Tagged with: Finance Funding Ireland Irish community foundation grants and endowment increase 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Community Foundation for Ireland significantly increased its grant making between 2012 and 2013 while also boosting its endowment by over €5.5 million, according to the Foundation’s latest accounts.For the year up to 2013 grant making increased from €2.4 million to €3.5 million. Around €1 million of the total figure came from the Foundation’s endowment with the balance distributed through around 50 donor advised funds.The endowment stood at €34.5 million in 2013, up from €29 million in 2012. However, grants from the endowment fund fell slightly in 2013.The single biggest contributor to the Foundation in 2013 was the Atlantic Philanthropies which made a donation of €2 million to fund an older person’s grant fund.The biggest categories of recipient from the Foundation’s endowment were youth, family and community which received grants of around €200,000 each. Mental health and ethnic minorities received around €100,000 each.The biggest theme in the donor advised category was education which received nearly €1 million. Developing countries were awarded grants of nearly €500,000 while employment and older people received around €200,000 each.Fundraising costs for the Community Foundation for Ireland were around €300,000, a similar figure to the year before.last_img read more

HSUS CEO Ends Campaign for Tyson Board of Directors

first_img SHARE SHARE Previous articleEPA Administrator to Leave after State of the Union Next MonthNext articleMarketing Decisions Will Be Critical in 2013 Andy Eubank Tyson Foods has announced Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle has dropped his bid for Tyson’s Board of Directors. Pacelle told Meatingplace Tyson’s dual-class stock structure was a barrier to his election. He says he hoped Tyson would see the value of having someone like him on its board – given the prominence of animal rights issues in today’s society. Tyson has not made a commitment to raising hogs in group housing instead of gestation crates – which is what HSUS is aggressively pushing other companies to do. Tyson Foods Spokesman Worth Sparkman says Tyson supports the right of farmers to choose the best method for raising hogs and also supports the customers’ right to choose the best product specifications for their consumers and businesses. He says Tyson will monitor the supply of hogs born to group-penned sows – and if there’s a sufficient increase over time – Tyson will explore the possibility of using it to meet the needs of customers who want pork from hogs raised in group housing.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News HSUS CEO Ends Campaign for Tyson Board of Directors HSUS CEO Ends Campaign for Tyson Board of Directors By Andy Eubank – Dec 27, 2012 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Mayor Sheahan’s knockout year as Limerick’s first citizen

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMayor Sheahan’s knockout year as Limerick’s first citizenBy Alan Jacques – June 25, 2015 1001 TAGSandy leeCllr Kevin SheahanFianna FáillimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMayor of Limerick Previous articleCamogie – “This would be one of the biggest upsets in Camogie history”Next articleChoirs at the Castle open Limerick Sings Alan Jacques Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Mayor Kevin Sheahanby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayor Kevin SheahanWHILE the more unforgiving among us may remember the first Mayor of the new local authority for taking up a disabled parking space outside County Hall, the man himself cites Andy Lee’s homecoming as WBO middleweight world champion last December among his many highlights.Reflecting on his year as first citizen, Cllr Kevin Sheahan said he was deeply honoured to become Mayor of Limerick City and County Council on June 6 last year. He told the Limerick Post this week that he was acutely aware at the beginning of his term that “you are only ever borrowing the chain of office”, so he wore it with immense pride and honour throughout his tenure.The Fianna Fail politician from Askeaton said that the most important event he attended over the 12 months was the granting of the Freedom of Limerick to President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.“He and his wife, Sabina, were most appreciative of the honour and everyone who attended the event in the Milk Market and indeed, those who weren’t present, were most generous with their compliments about the recognition granted to the President from his birthplace,” said Cllr Sheahan.The councillor counted Andy Lee’s knockout homecoming ceremony after returning from Las Vegas last Christmas with the WBO middleweight champion belt as one of the most memorable of his mayoralty.“He was given a rapturous reception by his home city on his return from Las Vegas. I also very much enjoyed meeting the many young successful athletes who visited me at the Council buildings in both Merchant’s Quay and Dooradoyle.”Of the many civic receptions held by Cllr Sheahan one of the most fitting was one to honour the Garda Síochána in acknowledgement of their success in tackling crime in Limerick.“Their efforts have contributed to Limerick now gaining the reputation that it so rightly deserves as a progressive and energetic city and not the unfair epithet that it had in the past been tarnished with. I was delighted to host a special reception for retiring Detective Superintendent Jim Browne who for many years led Limerick’s fight against crime,” Mayor Sheahan explained.The Mayor also recently held a civic reception for the Religious Orders and Congregations in the Diocese of Limerick in recognition of their unselfish contribution to health, education and social services in our communities.Cllr Sheahan made five overseas trips during his year as Mayor. He visited London to meet with staff of the Aisling Project, who he subsequently was able to support through funds raised at the Mayor’s Ball. His second trip was to Santa Clara to attend an international conference of Sister Cities.The Mayor then took a trip to Germany where Limerick County Council had in previous years a very successful twinning relationship with Hohenlohe. His fourth trip was a controversial visit to Calais in France to consider possible partnerships around the area of lace production.Deputy mayor and party colleague Cllr Joe Crowley believed he was more deserving of the trip. Earlier this month he commented, “As I am coming towards the end of my term as deputy mayor, it would be nice to have had some trip away.”Before parking his year as mayor, Cllr Sheahan also visited Boston where he met with the Irish American Mayor Marty Walsh and his team.A new Mayor of Limerick City and County will be elected this Friday afternoon. Advertisement Email Linkedin Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Government fully respects independence of judiciary

first_img Previous articleCarndonagh GP fears local hospital bed closures could lead to full closureNext articleTaoiseach says Boston blasts were ‘act of insanity’ News Highland Government fully respects independence of judiciary By News Highland – April 16, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ WhatsApp Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebookcenter_img Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest News Facebook Twitter The Tanaiste has said the row between the government and the judiciary is something that should not be conducted in public.Eamon Gilmore made the comments after the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter rejected claims made by the Association of Judges that the lines of communication between the government and the judiciary have broken down.Last week Judge Peter Kelly accused the government of attacking judicial independence with pay cuts for judges and the establishment of new courts.But speaking this morning the Tanaiste said the government fully respects judicial independence.”I think frankly I think that it is a conversation that it is a conversation that is best not conducted in public – I don’t think that a dialogue over the airwaves is the way in which this kind of discussion should take place” he said.”As far as the government is concerned, as far as I’m concerned, we respect the independence of the judiciary full stop” he added. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more

Sinn Fein says “Fairer Recovery” campaign is more than just electioneering

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Sinn Fein says “Fairer Recovery” campaign is more than just electioneering Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebookcenter_img Previous articleDail told GSOC must introduce new communication protocolsNext articleThird place for Mark English at Cork City Sports admin By admin – July 8, 2015 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Sinn Fein has launched a campaign in Co Donegal aimed at building wide public support for a fair recovery.The campaign is entitled ‘A Fair Recovery is Possible’, and it will see the party engage with people on the doorsteps across the county.The party will also be handing out thousands of leaflets across Donegal in the coming weeks.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Deputy Pearse Doherty explained that this was more than the party simply launching their general election campaign……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+last_img read more

Permission being sought for retail development in Donegal Town

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+ Planning permission is to be sought for a new €10 million retail-led development for Donegal Town centre.The developer, Railway Road Trading Ltd, is a private Company owned by the McCann family from Belfast.They say the proposal has the potential to provide an injection of confidence to the local economy and have a very positive impact on the business environment in the town and its significant hinterland.The proposed development at Milltown, less than 500 metres from the Diamond, is located on the site occupied by the former picture framing and moulding company owned by the Timoney family.The project’s backers say they are ready to go to planning, and expect to lodge an application with Donegal County Council by the end of September.The development would consist of a supermarket, with other smaller retail units, coffee shops, 200 car-parking spaces and other suitable businesses.If granted planning permission, they say the project could begin construction in spring 2019 with a completion date of summer 2020. Some 250 jobs would be sustained once the development is complete while a further 150 would be created during the 15-month construction phase.As of yet, an anchor tenant has not been confirmed.********************************Statement in full -Planning permission is being sought for a new state-of-the-art retail-led development for Donegal Town centre in the coming months which will cost in excess of €10million to develop.The proposed development at Milltown less than 500 metres from the Diamond, located on the site occupied by the former picture framing and moulding company owned by the Timoney family, is ready to go to planning and an application will be lodged with Donegal County Council by the end of September next.It would consist of approximately 50,000 sq/ft of floor space comprising of a supermarket of 25,000 sq/ft and the remainder of the facility would be tailored for retail units, coffee shops, 200 car-parking spaces and other suitable businesses as appropriate. A spokesperson for developer, Railway Road Trading Ltd, a private Company owned by the McCann family from Belfast, has said he believes the project will provide an injection of confidence to the local economy and have a very positive impact on the business environment in the town and its significant hinterland. The most recent draft local area plan for Donegal Town (2018 – 2024) has identified the land in question as an ‘Opportunity Site’. It is zoned suitable for retail or commercial use. The draft local area plan also cites that “it is an objective of the Council to explore opportunities for the provision of additional public car parking to service the town centre”.If granted planning permission, the project could begin construction in spring 2019 with a completion date of summer 2020 envisaged. Some 250 jobs would be sustained once the development is complete while a further 150 would be created during the 15-month construction phase. The spokesperson for developer stated that while the identity of the anchor tenant for the supermarket hasn’t yet been agreed and would obviously be subject to planning being secured, there will be a strong interest from the leading retail brands given the attractiveness of Donegal Town as a strategic location. He added that the company was very keen to work with the local community to deliver a project which would enhance the town and of which people could be proud. Discussions with the planning department of Donegal County Council to date have been very constructive and helpful. Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Permission being sought for retail development in Donegal Town Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleRam raided pharmacy just metres away from unmanned Garda StationNext articleClaim: Only the government blocking retention of community hospital beds News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – July 25, 2018 last_img read more

Ole Time Christmas starts tonight

first_img Sponsored Content One dollar will be taken off the admission price with the donation of a canned good to the Pike County Salvation Army.For more information, call the museum at 334-566-3597. “In the Demonstration Cabin we’ll have hot chocolate on the wood stove and hot apple cider. Marshmallows may be roasted over the open fires.”There will be opportunities for children to make a tree ornament to take home and to hear Christmas stories read.Live music will be played by Al Bouler, Mike McCreedy and Calvin Bodiford’s group around the grounds and in the cabins.“At the Log Church, visitors can sing the familiar Christmas carols led by Rev. Ed Shirley,” Barley said. “And, what would Ole Time Christmas be without Santa Claus. The word from the North Pole is that Santa will be a special visitor at Ole Time Christmas and he will take time to hear the Christmas wishes of the boys and girls.” Book Nook to reopen Ole Time Christmas at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama is one of the highly anticipated Christmas events in and around Pike County.All hearts go home at Christmastime and many hearts long for the simplicity of an Ole Time Christmas, said Kari Barley, museum director.“That’s the kind of Christmas experience that visitors will find at Ole Time Christmas at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama Friday and Saturday nights,” Barley said. “We have all the ingredients necessary for a simple and meaning Christmas experience – luminary-lighted pathways and fires in the cabins that are decorated with candles, evergreens, nuts and berries. You Might Like Snowfall possible in Pike County Friday Pike County residents hoping to see snow on the ground tomorrow may not get what they’re looking for Friday. The… read more Ole Time Christmas starts tonight Email the author Published 3:00 am Friday, December 8, 2017 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Barley said everyone is invited to enjoy an Ole Time Christmas experience from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for children. Ages five and under are admitted free. As always, museum members are admitted free. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Storieslast_img read more

Latinos in LA area disproportionately affected by COVID

first_imgvlvart/iStockBy ABBY CRUZ, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — With California ending a regional stay-at-home order issued because of strained capacity in the state’s intensive care units, current COVID-19 data suggests that the local Latino community has been hit the hardest of all.The state reported 4,131 ICU-related COVID cases last month, which has since increased to 4,475. California, as of Tuesday, also reported more than 27,000 new cases and at least 328 deaths. When broken down by race, the state’s death count was at 1,195 Black people, 3,370 white people and 7,443 Latinos.In Los Angeles, Martin Luther King Community Hospital CEO Elaine Batchlor said the disparity among races isn’t entirely unexpected.“These conditions exist all the time, but we’re seeing it more visible during the COVID pandemic because the pandemic is moving so fast,” Batchlor explained. “The low-income population are almost all publicly insured or uninsured. … So that leaves this population without access to health care, and then it leaves them vulnerable to a pandemic like this.”COVID-19 warning signs have been posted in some of LA’s highest-risk neighborhoods, many of them with large Latino populations.Still, according to California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state may be turning a corner.“California is slowly starting to emerge from the most dangerous surge of this pandemic yet, which is the light at the end of the tunnel we’ve been hoping for,” Ghaly said. “Seven weeks ago, our hospitals and front-line medical workers were stretched to their limits, but Californians heard the urgent message to stay home when possible, and our surge after the December holidays did not overwhelm the health care system to the degree we had feared.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Drinking costs firms dear

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Despite the massive cost of alcohol-related illness to business most arefailing to tackle the problemAlcohol-related illnesses are costing British businesses £2bn a year, yet 43per cent of firms do not have a workplace alcohol and drugs policy in place, areport has suggested. The research by the London Chamber of Commerce also estimated that 14million working days are being lost through alcohol-related illnesses, while 25per cent of workplace accidents are related to alcohol. Of particular concern was the increasing numbers of women developing drinkproblems, said the LCC. Piers Merchant, director of campaigns at the LCC, said firms needed todevise properly thought-out policies on how to tackle the problem. “As part of their overall approach, some companies might considermeasures such as a complete ban on drinking during working hours or randomalcohol or drugs tests,” he said. The LCC report also found that workplace problems often resulted from staffgetting drunk or taking drugs outside office hours. Workers were more likely toadmit to a drink problem if they felt it would be dealt with as a healthproblem. One in eight workers feared a random alcohol test would put them over thelimit. People with substance abuse problems were between two and eight timesmore likely to be absent from work for more than a week than other workers,said Merchant. Kevin Cairns, OH adviser manager at Marks & Spencer and a member of thesteering committee of the Nursing Council on Alcohol, agreed discipliningworkers with drink problems was not the answer. “OH has a vital part to play in early intervention even if it is justfor five minutes. But it needs to be treated as a health issue, not as adisciplinary one.” Drinking costs firms dearOn 1 Aug 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Trends in Antarctic Peninsula surface melting conditions from observations and regional climate modelling

first_imgMultidecadal meteorological station records and microwave backscatter time-series from the SeaWinds scatterometer onboard QuikSCAT (QSCAT) were used to calculate temporal and spatial trends in surface melting conditions on the Antarctic Peninsula (AP). Four of six long-term station records showed strongly positive and statistically significant trends in duration of melting conditions, including a 95% increase in the average annual positive degree day sum (PDD) at Faraday/Vernadsky, since 1948. A validated, threshold-based melt detection method was employed to derive detailed melt season onset, extent, and duration climatologies on the AP from enhanced resolution QSCAT data during 1999–2009. Austral summer melt on the AP was linked to regional- and synoptic-scale atmospheric variability by respectively correlating melt season onset and extent with November near-surface air temperatures and the October–January averaged index of the Southern Hemisphere Annular Mode (SAM). The spatial pattern, magnitude, and interannual variability of AP melt from observations was closely reproduced by simulations of the regional model RACMO2. Local discrepancies between observations and model simulations were likely a result of the QSCAT response to, and RACMO2 treatment of, ponded surface water, and the relatively crude representation of coastal climate in the 27 km RACMO2 grid.last_img read more