Podcasts of six celebrities reading seven Mr. Men and Little Miss stories are to raise funds for the Variety Club. Each story is available for £1.50, or all seven for £5, with 100% of the sum being received by the charity.This is the first time that Variety Club has produced a podcast as a fundraising activity. Users can visit the Variety Club website, download their favourite celebrity Mr. Men or Little Miss story in their chosen format by making a small donation, and then listen to and the stories again and again on their computer or mp3 player.Russ Kane, Variety Club Chief Barker said: “We believe it’s the first time a charity has ever used podcasts as a fundraising mechanic”. Advertisement Variety Club has worked with Mr. Men and Little Miss since July 2006 to support its Gold Heart Appeal and for this August and September in WH Smith and Thomas Cook shops across the UK, Gold Hearts are on sale with a Mr. Men & Little Miss soft toy for £3.The podcasts on sale are:* Mr. Tickle, read by Blackadder and Time Team’s Tony Robinson* Little Miss Sunshine, read Joanna Lumley* Mr Strong, read by GMTV’s Ben Shephard* Little Miss Splendid, read by Wendy Richard OBE* Mr. Small, read by DJ and presenter Neil Fox* Little Miss Magic, read by Magic 105.4’s Neil Fox* Mr. Daydream, read by Life on Mars’ John Simm Mr Men podcasts to benefit the Variety Club 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. Howard Lake | 7 August 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 22 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Digital
98 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Advertisement Melanie May | 12 April 2016 | News 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. Tagged with: Charity Commission Funding NCVO Industry concerns raised over draft Charity Commission guidance 97 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The Charity Finance Group (CFG), National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), and the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) have expressed serious concerns over draft guidance from the Charity Commission.The coalition of sector bodies, which is led by the ACF, fears that the guidance on the funding of non-charities risks inhibiting capacity building of social purpose organisations.In a joint consultation response, the coalition has outlined a number of issues, with a focus on the Commission’s proposal to draw tight boundaries around how grants may be used to cover the running costs of organisations that are not charities.The draft guidance states that an organisation must not fund the ‘core costs (or overheads) of a non-charity.’ In this present form, the coalition argues that the guidance ‘risks fettering the discretion of trustees in their ability to build the capacity of organisations that have a vital role to play in civil society such as social enterprises, start-ups and international NGOs’.The coalition argues that it is important and appropriate that funders are able to build the core capacity of such organisations to enable them to be resilient, to respond flexibly to changing needs and to have the ability bid for other funding streams to support their activity.The coalition also warns that many socially beneficial organisations would cease to exist without trustees having the discretion to offer flexible funding for ‘core’ essentials such as accommodation, ICT, salaries for leadership and the costs of growth and adaptation.ACF chief executive, David Emerson CBE said:“Charitable funders are increasingly finding themselves working in pioneering ways to deliver public benefit, often in collaboration with other and emerging sectors which may include non-charities. Funding such organisations may not be the most frequent use of a charitable grant, but it is an important tool in supporting innovation in civil society.“We call on the Commission to take on board our concerns and ensure that trustees are enabled and informed by the guidance rather than being inhibited in delivering the vital funding which organisations may otherwise be unable to access.”
Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA Ending “Sue and Settle” EPA Ending “Sue and Settle” SHARE Previous articleMidwestern Senators Press EPA Chief on EthanolNext articleOptimizing Your Credit Options for 2018 Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is touting a directive he signed this week to end the EPA’s so-called “sue and settle” strategy, a practice agriculture groups opposed. Pruitt issued an Agency-wide directive Monday to end the practice, a move he says means “the days of regulation through litigation are over.” Pruitt said the agency would “no longer go behind closed doors” and use consent decrees and settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits filed against the agency by special interest groups. Pruitt announced his intention to end “sue and settle” in March of this year.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce describes the “sue and settle” practice as when a federal agency agrees to a settlement agreement, in a lawsuit from special interest groups, to create priorities and rules outside of the normal rulemaking process. As an example, between 2009 and 2012, EPA chose not to defend itself in more than 60 lawsuits from special interest advocacy groups. The Chamber says these cases resulted in settlement agreements and EPA publishing more than 100 new regulations, including the recent Clean Power Plan.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 17, 2017
News News Reporter Yahye Ali Farah was slightly injured and was admitted to Dayniile hospital, according to HornAfrik journalists, but cameraman Abdi Dhaqane who also works with the Nairobi bureau of the London-based international news agency, Reuters, was seriously wounded. Abdi lost some on the fingers of his right hand and tissues from his right leg, according to fellow journalists and sources at Reuters Nairobi bureau. Organisation Shabelle Media Network also reported its inability to provide to the public the variety of the news reports that it used to furnish as journalists fled from Mogadishu with their families. Reporters Without Borders and its partner organisation in Somalia, National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), are today outraged by the recent violence in Mogadishu and arbitrary shelling and shooting of civilians, including journalists and news media personnel. Follow the news on Somalia “The recent warfare is a perfect example of the increasing risks faced by journalists and media outlets in Mogadishu”, said Reporters Without Borders and National Union of Somali Journalists. “We call renewed attention to the fact that attacks against Somali journalists and media institutions are illegal under international humanitarian law, which protects civilian persons and objects”. “The media can never be counted a legitimate target”, said the two press freedom watchdogs. January 8, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica to go further SomaliaAfrica RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Heavy artillery fire also hit the headquarters of the Ayaamaha daily newspaper on Saturday, killing a passer-by. Reuters Nairobi Bureau also told the NUSOJ that they evacuated Abdi Dhaqane to Nairobi today to provide him with proper medical care. RSF_en April 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 NUSOJ and Reporters Without Borders denounce the current wave of violence against the media in Mogadishu Receive email alerts News March 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders and National Union of Somali Journalists stated: “We firmly call for an independent enquiry into these renewed attacks on the press from the Transitional Federal Government, the Ethiopian forces and all other parts in the conflict. We ask the international community to help to determine what happened”. February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists News Xog-Ogaal newspaper, one of the leading daily newspapers in Mogadishu and number of Mogadishu newspapers stopped publishing because of the increased fighting in the Somali capital. Help by sharing this information On Saturday, 21 April, the premises of HornAfrik Radio were hit by seven shells, wounding two of its news media personnel. The station was temporarily shut down, due to the fighting going on in its neighbourhood. On Thursday, 19 April, four shells hit the television studio and the newsroom of Global Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in Mogadishu. Nobody was wounded in the shelling, but the broadcaster went off air.
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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Not just your average catering company, Hope Cafe and Catering has the experience and staff to take on the biggest or the smallest of eventsHoused in an unassuming location off Foothill Boulevard, Hope Cafe and Catering makes its home. Utilizing a cavernous space, Hope Cafe has a kitchen worthy of Master Chef and is able to cater any function. â€œWe can serve anywhere from a few hundred to five thousand people,â€ said Chef Tony Lancaster, co-owner of Hope Cafe and Catering.With experience catering for the likes of the Emmy’s, Grammy’s, People’s Choice Awards or our own Rose Bowl, Hope Cafe and catering can tackle any event, making it look easy and taking the burden off of you.But how is the food, you ask? It’s fresh and delicious. On a recent visit I sampled an array of hot and cold dishes made just for me in Chef Tony’s sparkling kitchen.Attractively plated and generous portions of Beef Bordelaise, Wine Country Chicken and Smoked Chicken Pasta Florentine were the hot dishes I was served. The beef was from a bistro tender, like a tenderloin but smaller and more consistent in size making it easy to grill and get the perfect medium-rare. It was topped with a savory red wine sauce with a generous amount of mushrooms and accompanied by garlic smashed red potatoes and a savory blend of fresh sauteed vegetables. I loved the play of the beef, wine and mushrooms. The potatoes had substance and a mild, sweet, garlic taste and the vegetables were cooked perfectly with a good amount of seasoning and a slight crunch.The Wine Country Chicken consisted of a boneless chicken breast sauteed with mushrooms and garlic and enrobed in a white wine sauce. It was accompanied by a savory rice pilaf and the same great vegetables served with the beef.Chef Tony has just acquired a new toy, a smoker. He used that to smoke the chicken in the Smoked Chicken Pasta Florentine. Bow tie pasta lavishly coated in a creamy mushroom, spinach, Parmesan sauce was combined with smoked chicken. Rich, creamy and just plain yummy, this was a great pasta dish.Box lunches with an assortment of wraps, sandwiches and salads are made fresh to order. I sampled the BBQ Chicken Wrap, Italian Combo Sandwich and the Carne Asada Salad. Wraps and Sandwiches are accompanied by a fresh green salad, specialty salad (like potato salad or pasta salad, Chef Tony has many to choose from) and a cookie or brownie or bar. Prices range from $11.00 to $13.00/person delivered.The rolls for the sandwiches are all made in-house and are fresh and delicious. The portions are generous and the taste is great. I loved the Italian Deli sandwich filled with cappicola, salami and provolone. The BBQ Chicken Wrap was filled with chicken and fresh greens and had a sweet/piquant bbq sauce that made the sandwich. The Carne Asada Salad was full of marinated and grilled Authentic Carne Asada, Black Beans, Crispy Corn Chips, Freshly Chopped Tomato, Jack Cheese and Avocado served with a House-Made Spicy Chipotle-Ranch Dressing.These cold boxes can be order by the thousands or by the dozens.But where does the hope come in? For Chef Tony and his wife Ann this is an integral part of what they do.â€œOur mission is to reach the outcast, the outsourced and the overlooked,â€ said Chef Tony Lancaster co-owner of Hope Cafe and Catering. â€œOur goal is to teach them a trade to feed themselves and their families.â€Along with his wife Ann, Chef Tony practices what he preaches not only donating catering to Door of Hope, Walter Hoving Home, Salvation Army and others they also hire from these organizations.Chef Tony knows first hand what being homeless is all about when in 2007 he lost his home, his job, basically everything. He has since rebuilt his life with wife Ann and his business, Hope Cafe and Catering.When looking for a caterer for your next event, give Hope Cafe and Catering a try. Offering not only the fresh, inventive and good food you are looking for but also a little â€œhopeâ€ on the side.Hope Cafe and Catering is located at 2094 E. Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena. For more information or to quote your next event call them at (626) 449-8757 or visit their website at www.hopecafeandcatering.com. 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Twitter File image of OPD police vehicle. A 28-year-old Odessa man died after his motorcycle collided with a tree Saturday night in east Odessa.The collision happened at 8:51 p.m. Saturday at the 2500 block of Bainbridge Drive.Sean Grady Howell was operating a 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle and was traveling north in the 2500 block of Bainbridge Drive, an Odessa Police Department release stated. Howell was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control before leaving the roadway and striking a tree.Howell was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin have been notified, the release stated. Local News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Odessa man dies in motorcycle crash Facebook Previous article010919_Sandhills_ToddHooker_Iraan_PD.jpgNext article012619_PBVE_Tourney_TV_01 Digital AIM Web Support
Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Print This Post The Industry Pulse: Providers and Firms Announce Additions Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Providers and Firms Announce Additions The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago BSI Financial Services, a mortgage-centric financial services company, announced today that it has hired Michael Bugbee as VP of Client Success. He will lead the company’s broader strategy to better align the delivery of its robust and client-centric focus with the expanding needs of BSI’s growing primary and specialty servicer client base.”Michael’s depth of knowledge and expertise in the agency and specialty servicing space is consistent with our core value of providing a world-class client experience,” said Allen Price, SVP of sales and marketing at BSI Financial. “We’re excited to have Michael join the BSI team.” April 9, 2021 1,459 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago “It is exciting to grow our leadership team as we continue to focus on our primary and specialty servicing clients,” Lawrence said.Bugbee replaces Mike Whitfield, who will transition into a senior project management role to focus on several key initiatives throughout the company. To ensure client success continuity and a smooth transition, Whitfield will continue to work with Bugbee over the next several weeks.With nearly 20 years of experience, Bugbee worked for more than a decade at Mr. Cooper/Nationstar Mortgage, where he held a variety of roles but more recently leading a team of client managers responsible for portfolios totaling 300,000 units with a UPB of $86 billion. Before that, he worked for over seven years at Freddie Mac as a portfolio manager.”I’m delighted to lead BSI’s client success delivery model and look forward to further enhancing the client management experience,” Bugbee said. “I believe my mortgage background in operations, client and portfolio management makes me well suited for this critical role.”_____________________________________________________________________________________Codilis & Associates, P.C. (C&A), an end-to-end creditors’ rights and real estate law firm established to serve the needs of mortgage lenders and servicers, is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Anselmo as Managing Attorney of Real Estate.Prior to joining Codilis, Anselmo was an attorney with the Illinois office of Diaz Anselmo & Associates P.A., a multi-state creditor’s rights firm, and brings with him nine years of default servicing experience. Anselmo practices in the areas of real estate law, including REO closings and title. In his new role, Anselmo will serve as Managing Attorney of Real Estate out of the Burr Ridge, Illinois, office location of the Codilis Family of Firms.On joining the Codilis Family of Firms, Anselmo stated, “I am extremely pleased to be joining a firm with such a resoundingly positive reputation, and for having the opportunity to take part in this dynamic teams’ solidarity. I look forward to incorporating my experience to only enhance Codilis’ real estate department’s successes.”Adam Codilis, President of Codilis & Associates, P.C., stated, “Michael will make a great addition to the Codilis team with his fresh perspectives and established industry know-how—we know he’ll become an asset to the Codilis firms, and we’re excited to add him to our ranks.”____________________________________________________________________________________Mortgage Connect LP, a national mortgage services provider for the nation’s largest financial institutions, investors, servicers, and GSEs, announced Ian Morgan as Chief Information Security Officer. Morgan comes to Mortgage Connect with a robust amount of mortgage and financial services experience. With over 24 years’ experience working in Information Technology, Morgan brings diverse and unique expertise to the company.“Ian’s extensive knowledge coupled with his ‘roll your sleeves up and jump in mentality’ makes him a perfect fit for our organization,” said Gabe Minton, EVP, Chief Information Officer, Mortgage Connect. “Ian believes value is achieved through meaningful interaction with others and promoting leadership by example.”Morgan comes to Mortgage Connect from Covius Holdings, where he served as Chief Information Security Officer. He brings a differentiating resume in I.T., focused on a diverse mixture of network and system engineering, systems administration, development, and architecting secure information systems.Morgan embraces the ever-changing world of technology, consistently working to stay ahead of the curve. He holds CISSP and CSSLP certifications from ISC2, along with other notable certifications including ITIL, MCSE, CCNA, AWS Foundations and is a certified Scrum Master. Morgan, who has a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Information Technology Management with Cybersecurity Specialty from Colorado State University. He is also a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: BSI Financial’s New VP of Client Success Next: The Importance of Single-Family Green Mortgage-Backed Securities Sign up for DS News Daily 2021-04-09 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles Subscribe
DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Calls for urgent staff recruitment at Ramelton Community Hospital By News Highland – December 17, 2018 Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleProtest planned over fishing rights on Gweebarra RiverNext articleGarda appeal following arson attack in Kilmacrennan News Highland Google+ A Donegal Deputy is calling on the HSE to urgently recruit staff at Ramelton Community Hospital.The hospital, which has a capacity of 30 beds, is currently only operating 26 due to staff shortages.Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue says the 4 beds currently closed in Ramelton could have a knock-on effect on overcrowding at Letterkenny University Hospital, with patients who could be discharged to a community bed having to wait until space in another facility becomes available.Deputy McConalogue says the situation is unacceptable:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/charliewebhosp.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
NYPD(NEW YORK) — They took the baubles but left the bubbly.A manhunt for a threesome of armed robbers stretched into its second day on Monday after they brazenly held up a jewelry store in the middle of New York City’s Diamond District and made off with high-end watches, gold rings, necklaces and other sparkly ornaments, but left behind shelves lined with bottles of champagne, police said.The brazen heist at Avianne & Co. Jewelers unfolded midday Sunday, and sources told ABC New York station WABC-TV that the heist appeared to net the thieves an estimated $4 million in loot.As of Monday afternoon, no arrests had been made, police said, for the store that portrays itself on its website as “leading celebrity jewelers” with clientele including rappers Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.Around noon on Sunday, the three robbers were buzzed through the locked glass door of the store on West 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan initially posing as customers and inquiring about purchasing jewelry, New York Police Department officials said in a statement.The robbers, according to police, brandished firearms and forced four employees into a back room before tying them up with zip-ties and duct tape.Eli Arih told WABC that he spoke to one of the victims, a friend, who told him the robbers forced the shop’s owner to open the store’s safe.“He said, ‘Thank God nobody was injured,’” Arih said about his friend. “He said he’s happy to be alive.”Security video from inside the store showed the thieves pointing handguns at the workers and apparently ordering them to lie on the floor as they cleaned out display cases. None of the robbers wore masks, and police asked the public to contact detectives if they recognized the thieves, whose faces were clearly visible in the security footage.The video shows the robbers packing jewelry in duffel bags, but apparently ignoring shelves lined with pricey bottles of champagne and liquor.One of the robbers sporting dreadlocks was wearing a dark blue suit and a gray fedora, while another bearded bandit had on a black bucket hat, and the third suspect wore a red, white and black bandanna.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Radiation belt electrons can interact with various modes of plasma wave in their drift orbits about the Earth, including whistler-mode chorus outside the plasmasphere, and both whistler-mode hiss and electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves inside the plasmasphere. Electrons undergo gyroresonant diffusion in their interactions with these waves. To determine the timescales for electron momentum diffusion and pitch angle diffusion, we develop bounce-averaged quasi-linear resonant diffusion coefficients for field-aligned electromagnetic waves in a hydrogen or multi-ion (H+, He+, O+) plasma. We assume that the Earth’s magnetic field is dipolar and that the wave frequency spectrum is Gaussian. Evaluation of the diffusion coefficients requires the solution of a sixth-order polynomial equation for the resonant wave frequencies in the case of a multi-ion (H+, He+, O+) plasma, compared to the solution of a fourth-order polynomial equation for a hydrogen plasma. In some cases, diffusion coefficients for field-aligned waves can provide a valuable approximation for diffusion rates for oblique waves calculated using higher-order resonances. Bounce-averaged diffusion coefficients for field-aligned waves can be evaluated generally in minimal CPU time and can therefore be profitably incorporated into comprehensive kinetic radiation belt codes.