People’s Millions entries close next month

first_imgApplications to The People’s Millions close on 16 May 2014. People’s Millions entries close next month  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 April 2014 | News Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Fundingcenter_img The Big Lottery Fund is accepting applications for its annual People’s Millions competition. Up to £50,000 is available for local community-based projects.The annual partnership between The Big Lottery Fund and ITV gives the public a chance to choose where up to £50,000 is granted in their area. Funding is available via ITV region, and covers England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.Since the competition began in 2005, the People’s Millions have made a total of 523 awards worth over £27.8 million.[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]http://youtu.be/NpbBvCklhbE[/youtube] 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.last_img read more

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Sinn Fein Councillor says Donegal will face worst cuts to services in the country

first_img Donegal will be the worst hit county in Ireland by cuts to services, according to a Sinn Fein County Cllr.Cllr Jack Murray has slammed the decision by Minister Phil Hogan to cut a further €4million from Donegal County Council’s Local Government Fund, stating that the authority will be no longer able to provide services to the people of the county.Just 47% of householders in the county have paid the household tax – so central government is cutting funds to that accord.Cllr Jack Murray has said the charge is deeply unfair, and that these cuts will undoubtedly lead to more protests….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/jack1.mp3[/podcast] Google+ News WhatsApp Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleClaudy bomb victim wants to meet with Martin McGuinnessNext articleDonegal Cancer groups at odds again News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Sinn Fein Councillor says Donegal will face worst cuts to services in the countrycenter_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – August 1, 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

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Questions Over Latest Wrinkle in Deal to Let Exelon Take Over D.C.-Area Utility

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Amy Poszywak for SNL:The path to approval for Exelon Corp.’s proposed acquisition of Pepco Holdings Inc., thought to be made clearer after a recent decision by District of Columbia regulators, was made murkier March 1.Mayor Muriel Bowser and People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye separately announced they will not support PSC-suggested changes to a settlement agreement they and other parties had previously reached with the companies. A spokesperson for D.C., also a party to the agreement, separately said his office, too, is opposed to the PSC’s changes. The original settlement agreement, reached in October 2015, had essentially brought the proposed deal back to life after an initial PSC rejection of the transaction in late August 2015.The District of Columbia Public Service Commission on Feb. 26 voted to impose new conditions on the settlement agreement, giving signatories 14 days to accept the new conditions, at which point the deal could be approved without further action necessary by the commission. The parties were also allowed to file an alternative proposal, triggering a seven-day comment period on those alternatives.All three parties opposed to the PSC’s new conditions said the PSC’s proposed conditions remove rate protections in the settlement agreement geared toward residential customers.“From the start, we focused on affordability, reliability and sustainability. We pulled everyone together to negotiate an agreement that was a great deal for DC residents,” Mayor Bowser’s office said in a statement. “The Public Service Commission rejected an agreement that had the support of the Peoples Counsel, Attorney General, DC Water and others. The PSC’s counterproposal guts much-needed protections against rate increases for D.C. residents and assistance for low-income D.C. ratepayers. That is not a deal that I can support.”More specifically, Mattavous-Frye said the commission’s suggested changes to the agreement “eviscerates the benefits and protections essential to render the proposed merger in the public interest by making changes to the $25.6 million rate offset provision for residential customers, which was the single most critical provision I supported.”Full article ($): After step forward, opposition to Exelon/Pepco deal mounts Questions Over Latest Wrinkle in Deal to Let Exelon Take Over D.C.-Area Utilitylast_img read more

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Sr. Wilhelmina Burkemper O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Wilhelmina Burkemper, age 93 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Saturday, January 6, 2017, Founding Day for the convent.  Born January 25, 1924 in Old Monroe, Missouri, she is the daughter of Rose (Nee: Wehde) and Alexander Burkemper.  Named Virginia Rose, She grew up the sixth of ten children.From their farm, the family could see Immaculate Conception school and the kids walked along the railroad tracks learning to balance themselves, meeting friends along the way as they came and went to school.  On January 1, 1940, she said her goodbyes as she boarded the train to take her to Oldenburg and the Srs. of St. Francis.  She remembers it as being a cold day with snow the whole trip.  She took the name Sr. Wilhelmina after her grandmother who was also her godmother.  The Christian atmosphere she grew up in and the friendly Sisters at Immaculate Conception led her to choose Franciscan life.  Upon her arrival to Oldenburg, her classes began a few days later and she recalls her job was to keep the wooden corridors and main stairway clean.Sr. Wilhelmina taught primary school for 49 years in the inner cities of Ohio, Missouri and Montana. She especially enjoyed teaching and learning from the African American and Native American students.  She also enjoyed gardening and established many beautiful flower gardens.  After retiring from teaching in 1991, she returned to the Motherhouse, serving as the congregation’s archivist until 2015.  In later years she commented, “This journey to the past and meeting all the Sisters has filled me with awe and wonder at the courage, faith, dedication and perseverance that has brought me this far.”She is survived by sister Roseann Coose along with numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by siblings Sylvester, Blanche, Catherine, Evelyn,Teresa, Arthur, Victor and Christopher.  Visitation is Wednesday, January 10th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent.  Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Robert Weakley O.F.M. officiating and burial will follow in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).  Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.last_img read more

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3 Stadia to receive major facelift

first_imgThe Cape Coast, Kumasi and Essipong Sports stadia are to receive a major facelift with a well-structured maintenance module to conform to international standards.This was made known in Cape Coast, when Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Minister for Youth and Sports led a Chinese delegation to assess the nature of work at the stadium.According to Mr Asiamah, President Akufo-Addo met with the Chinese President in September last year to discuss possible renovation works at Cape Coast, hence the move to have an assessment of the situation at the facilities. ‘‘I want to thank President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his visionary leadership for making this renovation works possible when he visited China in September 2018.”‘‘He had a discussion with the Chinese President of the need to support the maintenance work of the Cape Coast Stadium and today every necessary detail has been completed and their delegation is here to inspect the scope of work.‘‘For me, the key aspect of this renovation works is having a dedicated Ghanaian core who would be trained to maintain the facilities, as well trained staffs, who would help fix all facilities at the stadium for this beautiful edifice at not be left to rot but to be maintained to the highest standards.” The Member of Parliament for Atwima Mponua constituency said preparations were far advanced for the Kumasi and Essipong Stadia to also get the needed renovation and facelift to befit an international stadium just like the Accra Sports Stadium.‘‘Procurement processes are underway for the Kumasi and Essipong Stadia to undergo a major renovation, with a well-structured and detailed maintenance module that would see the edifice not being left to rot in the future.”‘‘It has been the vision of Government to provide the needed sports infrastructure for the future leaders to harness their talents and the Sports Ministry would see to that vision, which would also help to unearth and harness the raw talents the nation has,” he added.last_img read more

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About Town

first_imgThe public is invited to the 12th annual “United We Sing” celebration at Sunday 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1475 W. Front St.The intercultural service of music, word and dance presents voices of different faiths raised in joy and gratitude.Sponsored by the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought and the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, the event has its origins in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001.In anguish and sorrow, people came together from different cultural and faith traditions to proclaim and celebrate the richness of diversity.The healing effect of the evening led the organization to repeat the event with presentations over the last 11 years from the Muslim, Jain, Christian, Baha’i, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish, Native American, Buddhist and UU communities.Children are especially welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided after the program. The program is free of charge.For more information, please contact Esmat Mahmoud at 732-371-5412. COLTS NECK LINCROFTcenter_img The Colts Neck Reformed Church’s annual Election Day luncheon and dinner and the church’s craft bazaar have been postponed.The 146th annual turkey luncheon and dinner will be held Tuesday, Jan 22, during the week of presidential inauguration.The annual craft bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 1.The traditional luncheon and dinner is the melding of two church events: The annual Harvest Home Supper, held in the fall on a Wednesday evening beginning in 1866 – 10 years after the church was founded – and the church’s first Election Day luncheon in 1922 when church members served hot dogs, clam chowder, crackers and coffee to those casting ballots nearby.More than 800 people are served during the dinner.The craft bazaar is also a long tradition, held in the church basement and stocked with items made and donated by church members.The church is located on Route 537.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY JANUARY 8, 2015

first_imgBRONZO IN FIRST START SINCE BREEDERS’ CUPUNBLUNTED GETS ANOTHER CHANCE IN SHAMPERDOMO WINNING AGAIN IN NATIVE URUGUAYCALIFORNIA CHROME HONORED ON SATURDAY -30- Flavien Prat1230225%$80,100 PICO PERDOMO WINNING RACES IN URUGUAYFormer Southern California-based trainer Pico Perdomo, who returned to his native Uruguay in 2012, is once again winning races.Perdomo, 72, won Uruguay’s biggest race for the second year in a row Tuesday night, the Group I Gran Premio Jose Pedro Ramirez, with a Brazilian-bred colt named Hielo.Perdomo’s second entry in the race, All Saints, finished fourth in a field of 15 in the mile and one half dirt race run at Montevideo’s Maronas racetrack.Perdomo, who trained 2001 Eclipse Award-winning older mare Gourmet Girl, and was also associated with stakes winners Blue Eyed Davey and Stalwart Charger, suffered a heart attack five years ago while training in Saudi Arabia. After coming back to California to recuperate, he decided to return to Uruguay, which he had left in 1969 following a successful career as a jockey.“I’m happy and I’m home,” said Perdomo following his win Tuesday. “I’m more relaxed. I miss America a lot. I miss my friends. ‘Hello’ to my guys at Santa Anita, especially (trainer) Henry Moreno, the old-timer. I have many friends over there. Henry Moreno is a character I’ve known a long time, and I love that guy.”Perdomo currently has 50 horses in training. “For and old man, it’s a lot,” he said. Philip D’Amato1423214%$98,160 Victor Espinoza2944214%$314,740 Drayden Van Dyke383368%$207,606 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Peter Miller2453321%$304,326 Carla Gaines1432021%$175,155 George Papaprodromou1022220%$72,670 Mark Casse1733218%$237,700 Joseph Talamo4358512%$378,538 Elvis Trujillo3554414%$324,928 Mike Smith2752419%$442,441 Martin Pedroza2943414%$151,530 Jeff Bonde820125%$98,570 Gary Stevens1544227%$201,160 Mark Glatt1633219%$129,416 Corey Nakatani2453321%$243,196 DRYSDALE SADDLES SON OF DERBY WINNER IN SAN PASQUALIf Bronzo performs as well as his sire did in the 2000 Kentucky Derby, Neil Drysdaleshould be a most happy fella on Saturday.Bronzo is one of 11 entered in the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes for older horses at a mile and a sixteenth. The Chilean-bred gelding was sired by Fusaichi Pegasus, who won the 2000 Kentucky Derby under Drysdale’s tutelage. Bronzo will be making his first start since finishing fourth by seven lengths at 23-1 to front-running winner Goldencents in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Oct. 31.“We’ve had him since the Breeders’ Cup,” Drysdale said of the 6-year-old, winnerof 11 of 19 starts in Chile, where he won at distances from six furlongs to 1 3/8 miles.“He ran very well in the Breeders’ Cup, I thought,” Drysdale said. “The track was quite speed conducive. Goldencents set those crazy fractions and kept on going.“The distance should help him. I think the further he goes, the better. He probably wants a mile and quarter. He’s doing well, but this might be a bit short for him.”            The field for the San Pasqual, race eight of nine: Quadrivium, Mike Smith, 6-1; Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia, 9-5; Majestic Harbor, Tyler Baze, 9-2; Big Cazanova, Elvis Trujillo, 5-1; Baccelo, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; Bronzo, Gary Stevens, 8-1; Salto Del Indio, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Mr. Commons, Brice Blanc, 10-1; Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Appealing Tale, Victor Espinoza, 10-1; and Tonito M., Rafael Bejarano, 10-1. Eddie Truman320167%$67,080 Rafael Bejarano451010522%$550,256 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Peter Eurton1842222%$200,200 Kent Desormeaux3263419%$361,528 John Sadler232369%$158,618 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 4) Steven Miyadi420050%$48,980 ‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE’ WINNER ‘CHROME’ HONORED SATURDAYSanta Anita will proudly honor California Chrome as the fifth annual recipient of the Secretariat “Vox Populi” Award (the People’s Choice Award) this Saturday.The California Chrome team will be available that day for an autograph session at 11 a.m. in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens. The first 2,000 fans who arrive at the autograph tent will receive a free California Chrome poster, which will be available only at the autograph tent, one per fan, while supplies last.Scheduled to attend the autograph session will be Chrome’s regular rider, Victor Espinoza; his trainer, Art Sherman; and owners/breeders Steve Coburn and Perry Martin.            California Chrome, who basked in the national spotlight throughout the year after winning the Santa Anita Derby, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, was the clear favorite among the record number of voters in the Vox Populi online poll.He was one of a select group of nominees submitted by the Vox Populi committee and Mrs. Penny Chenery, owner of beloved Triple Crown champion Secretariat, in whose name she established the award in 2010. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mike Puype1521213%$88,030 FINISH LINES: January birthday boys: Roger Stein, 61 on Jan. 4; Sean McCarthy, 52, Jan. 5; David Bernstein, 75, Jan. 6; Mark Glatt, 42 today; and Bob Baffert, 62 on Jan. 13 . . . Mike Machowsky hopes to get Caracortado back to the races by the end of this meet. “I patched a quarter crack,” the trainer said, referring to the right front foot that has plagued Caracortado for years. “I have to let the foot grow out, but you could see him here if we get lucky.” . . . Ken Ially, who cashed a $98,000 winning Early Pick 4 ticket Saturday on a $48 investment, will be Tom Quigley‘s guest at Saturday’s seminar in the East Paddock Gardens. Sunday, HRTV host/analyst Scott Hazelton will do the honors, each day at 11:20 a.m. Tyler Baze5062812%$372,608 FRESH START FOR UNBLUNTED IN SHAM STAKES      Unblunted broke his maiden impressively at Santa Anita last Oct. 18, winning by nearlythree lengths going seven furlongs against nine rivals.Next out at Golden Gate, the son of Sharp Humor stalked the pace before finishing fifth by 3 ½ lengths in the Gold Rush Stakes at one mile. Trainer Mike McCarthy is inclined to disregard that race as he sends the bay colt out for Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile.“He was wide into the first turn, wide up the backside and things never panned out like we hoped,” said the former assistant to Todd Pletcher, who trains Unblunted for former jockey agent Nick Cosato, campaigning as Slam Dunk Racing.“We’ll draw a line through it and start again here on Saturday.”The field for the Sham, which goes as race six: St. Joe Bay, Martin Pedroza, 8-1; Pioneerof the West, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; Rockinatten, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Unblunted, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Rock Shandy, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Papacoolpapacool, Fernando Perez, 8-1; Calculator, Elvis Trujillo, 8-5; and Hero Ten All, Tyler Baze, 4-1. Robertino Diodoro721129%$34,250 Jerry Hollendorfer3065420%$684,002last_img read more

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Rift in Rajasthan Congress over merger of BSP MLAs

first_imgAmid speculations about a Cabinet reshuffle in Rajasthan after the merger of six BSP MLAs with the Congress, signs of rift and discontent have emerged in the ruling party. The infighting may create difficulties for the Congress which is preparing for the municipal elections due in November and planning to launch a membership drive in the State.The BSP MLAs’ defection to the Congress, just when reports of the Bharatiya Janta Party trying to lure them in a bid to repeat a Karnataka-type upheaval in Rajasthan had started appearing, has been perceived in political circles here as a “masterstroke” of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Senior BJP leaders in the State were left bewildered by the move.The merger has taken the Congress’s tally from 100 to 106 in the 200-member State Assembly, resulting in a setback to the BJP rather than the BSP. While affirming that the BSP was not in a position to form the government, Mr. Gehlot said here over the weekend that he was told that the BJP was offering up to ₹25 crore each to the Assembly members for switching sides.‘Will affect morale’Though the Congress members are happy that Mr. Gehlot has nipped the BJP’s game plan in the bud, some of them feel that elevating the newly inducted BSP MLAs to the ministerial rank would affect the morale of party workers. The voices of dissent emerged at a meeting of Pradesh Congress Committee here on Friday.Former Minister and PCC vice-president Laxman Singh Rawat said rewarding the BSP MLAs with ministerial posts and other plum assignments would demotivate Congress MLAs and workers. He affirmed that appointing first-time winners as Ministers would send across a wrong message in the party’s rank and file.Though Mr. Gehot has insisted that the six BSP MLAs had joined the Congress on their own for ensuring the government’s stability, the merger was a replay of the 2009 events when six BSP MLAs had defected to the Congress which was five short of a clear majority in the House. Half of them were made Ministers and others were appointed Paliamentary Secretaries.Though Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, who is also the PCC president, has defended the latest political developments, his recent utterances calling for “more attention” to the law and order situation have been seen as criticism of the Home Ministry, which is headed by Mr. Gehlot.last_img read more

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