DSC asks users for views on future of governmentfunding site

first_imgThe survey also asks if users would be prepared to pay if DSC enhanced the site with “nformation on funding from all central government departments, executive agencies, and local government.The survey asks how many people in the user’s organisation use the site, and which elements of the site would users most want to retain if they had to pay to use it. DSC asks users for views on future of governmentfunding site The Directory of Social Change is asking users of its governmentfunding.org.uk website for their views on how the site will continue to pay its way.The Directory of Social Change launched the site in September 2003 with funding from the Home Office Active Communities Unit and is now funded by the Office of the Third Sector within the Cabinet Office. It features news on grants from six government departments including the Home Office and Department for Education and Skills.Since its launch it has been free to access, but DSC is now considering how to fund it after the initial funding ends. It is therefore asking its users for their views on whether they would be willing to pay to use the site in future, with options from not at all to £150 or more a year. They are also asked if they would be willing for the site to carry paid advertising to help reduce any future fee. Advertisement  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 September 2006 | News 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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Huntley, Moss Lead No. 11 Utah over Idaho State, 31-0

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tyler Huntley threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns and Zach Moss ran for 106 yards and another score in No. 11 Utah’s 31-0 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.In the first quarter, Moss passed Tony Lindsay for second place on Utah’s career rushing yards list.His 1-yard scoring plunge later in the quarter moved him into the No. 2 spot by himself in career rushing touchdowns at 27. On just 10 carries, Moss also recorded his 13th 100-yard rushing performance with 10:05 still left in the second quarter.Huntley completed 15 of 19 passes before leaving in the third quarter as Utah moved to 3-0 for the fifth time in the last six seasons.Through the first two games, Utah didn’t throw many long passes, but Huntley aired it out on his third pass — an 82-yard TD strike to Bryan Thompson that traveled 55 yards in the air.On Utah’s next possession, Huntley connected on a 60-yard pass to Brant Kuithe for another score.The lone first-half highlight for the Bengals was stopping the Utes on fourth down at the 1 when Huntley mishandled the snap on a sneak attempt.Utah was the only team in the FBS that had yet to commit a turnover or allow a sack this season until Britain Covey lost a fumble with 9:46 to play.The Utes have won all eight games they’ve played against the Bengals and the closest game was 24-0 in 1944.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Utes scored on their first four possessions and drove to the 1-yard-line on their fifth drive while holding the Bengals to 57 yards in the first half while most starters were still in the game. Considering the FCS competition, the gaudy statistics and lopsided score may not be enough to move the Utes up or even hold steady.THE TAKEAWAYIdaho State: The Bengals looked overmatched from the start and didn’t cross mid-field until the second half. Idaho State played both Matt Struck and Gunnar Amos but neither had much time to throw and often missed their targets.Utah: The Ute offense showed a few new formations and plays and completed a few downfield passes to gain a comfortable lead that allowed them to sit Moss midway through the second quarter. Other than 11 penalties and a fourth-quarter lost fumble, the Utes achieved their goal of playing clean and getting a host of second- and third-team players some experience. The defense bolstered its suffocating reputation.UP NEXTIdaho visits Northern Iowa next Saturday.The Utes open Pac-12 play at No. 24 Southern Cal on Friday. Written by September 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Huntley, Moss Lead No. 11 Utah over Idaho State, 31-0 Tags: Tyler Huntley/Utah Utes Football/Zack Moss Associated Presslast_img read more

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Adjunct – Social Work – (ADJ000075)

first_imgThe Graduate College of Social Work offers graduate-level coursesto students seeking an MSW and occasionally has openings forpart-time Adjuncts. Interested and qualified candidates are invitedto apply to be considered for these temporary part-time positions.Please indicate your areas of expertise and/or teaching experience.Adjunct appointments are made on a semester basis.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :All adjunct faculty in the Graduate College of Social Work arerequired to have a Masters in Social Work degree from an accreditedinstitution. A minimum of two years post- graduate practice andteaching experience is required.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

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Report finds 211GW of U.S. coal generation under serious economic threat

first_imgReport finds 211GW of U.S. coal generation under serious economic threat FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNN Business:The simple laws of economics threaten to doom America’s remaining coal power plants.Wind and solar costs have plunged so rapidly that 74% of the U.S. coal fleet could be phased out for renewable energy — and still save customers money, according to a report released on Monday by Energy Innovation, a nonpartisan think tank. That figure of at-risk coal plants in the United States rises to 86% by 2025 as solar and wind costs continue to plunge.The research demonstrates how it’s increasingly more expensive to operate existing coal plants than build clean energy alternatives.“U.S. coal plants are in more danger than ever before,” Mike O’Boyle, director of electricity policy at Energy Innovation, told CNN Business. “Nearly three-quarters of U.S. coal plants are already ‘zombie coal,’ or the walking dead.”The Energy Innovation report found that in 2018, 211 gigawatts of existing U.S. coal capacity — or 74% of America’s fleet — was at risk from local wind or solar that could more cheaply churn out just as much electricity.North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Texas are the U.S. states that have the greatest amount of coal plants at risk from local solar and wind, the analysis found. Energy Innovation defined local as within 35 miles. By 2025, Midwestern states including Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin are expected to have high amounts of coal capacity under pressure from renewable energy.More: Most of America’s coal plants are more expensive than wind and solarlast_img read more

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Henry to remain coach of Sunshine Girlz

first_imgSasher-Gaye Henry is set to continue as the Jamaica Sunshine Girlz coach following clear-the-air talks with Netball Jamaica.The former national player resigned last week, but the local governing body said in a statement it had met with Henry to discuss the matters surrounding the decision, and had managed to smooth over the issues.“Sasher-Gaye Henry met with the Human Resource Committee of Netball Jamaica and subsequently, with the president, Mrs. Paula Daley-Morris. The meeting facilitated open discussions about the factors surrounding the resignation,” Netball Jamaica said.“We are pleased to inform the public that all parties have agreed that what is most common among us is the love for netball and our unwavering commitment to netball to work together to move the sport forward.“Given the above consensus, the board of directors has voted not to accept Miss Henry’s resignation.”Henry quit abruptly just a month after she and fellow coach, Marvette Anderson, guided Jamaica to a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.Initial media reports said Henry was dissatisfied with her financial arrangement with Netball Jamaica, but she subsequently rubbished those claims.“There were two issues. One was related to the personal needs of my family, which I regard as a priority at this time,” Henry said earlier in the week.“The other, related to my increasing concerns about persistent professional weaknesses in the administration of the sport.”Henry and Anderson were appointed to oversee the Sunshine Girlz following the departure of Jermaine Allison-McCracken last August.last_img read more

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Watch Tottenham’s Lamela goal carefully

first_imgThis is one of the greatest goals the UEFA Europa League has seen and will ever see.To score from outside the penalty box is no small deal. To score from outside the penalty box with a rabona is just inexplicably awesome.Harry Kane might have grabbed a hat-trick on a night where Tottenham Hotspur convincingly beat Asteras Tripolis 5-1 in the Europa League, but Erik Lamela’s goal made him the man of the show.Mauricio Pochettino described Erik Lamela’s wonder-strike during Tottenham’s 5-1 win over Greek side Asteras Tripolis as “unbelievable”.Lamela scored with an outrageous ‘rabona’-style strike, wrapping his left foot around his right leg to curl the ball in from 20 yards.”It was a great goal, maybe the best by one of my players,” said Pochettino. Asked about his lack of celebration, the Spurs manager said: “I only show emotion at home, and in my bed.”What is a rabona?A method of kicking the football with the kicking leg wrapped around the back of the standing leg, so it appears the player has their legs crossedThe first reported rabona happened in a league game in Argentina in 1948 and was performed by Ricardo InfanteSoon after, a magazine front cover featured Infante dressed as a pupil with the caption ‘Infante played hooky’; rabona means to skip school in SpanishDiego Maradona, Roberto Baggio, Gianfranco Zola and Paul Gascoigne are among the players who have performed a successful rabona during a game Lamela’s magnificent strike was hailed by his team-mates as one of the best they have seen.Striker Harry Kane, who hit a hat-trick as Spurs strolled to victory, said: “It was crazy. He’s got that in his locker and it was great for him to do it on the big stage.””Stunned”, “crazy”, “unbelievable” – Spurs players and management describe Lamela’s strikeDefender Jan Vertonghen added: “I was stunned, for two minutes I was just thinking about that goal. “It is 100% the best goal I’ve seen live. I’ve seen a lot of YouTube clips but I’ve never seen a goal like it. I think the Puskas award is already his.”If only my words could describe this goal. JUST WATCH IT.last_img read more

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Birdie-man Keeble gets a victory under his belt at last

first_img15 Sep 2013 Birdie-man Keeble gets a victory under his belt at last A birdie four on the final hole thanks to a three-foot putt saw Bobby Keeble win the County Champions Tournament at a wet and windy Woodhall Spa and get the monkey off his back.The 18 year old England boys international from Essex carded a second successive 73 for 146, level par, and a one stroke winning margin over Yorkshire champion Chris Halley, who signed for 79.Keeble (image copyright John Thomson Photography) came into the event with a string of second places to his name including losing a playoff for the English Boys under 18 Championship at Royal Cinque Ports last year. So the victory was something of a relief.On an afternoon that saw shots shed in monotonous regularity by the first round front-runners, the lead changed frequently and it was anyone’s title to win. But Keeble proved the exception to the rule and kept his game under control.“Finally to win a big one feels good,” said Keeble. “I didn’t think I was anywhere near the lead and was out of contention as I didn’t putt well for the first 14 holes. But I holed a 20-footer for birdie on 15, saw the scoreboard and realised I was still in with a chance.“I had a solid two putt on 16 and my ball shaved the hole for a birdie on 17. I thought I needed to birdie at last to make a playoff but I’m glad it was for the win.”No one wanted extra holes in the miserable conditions, cold with frequent rain and squally winds, so Keeble’s birdie was a godsend. But it was also agony for Halley, who was in majestic form during the morning when he led with a superb five-under-par 68.That included eagles on three of the par fives along with three birdies. But he slipped to a second round 79 for 147 then had to wait to see if he would be caught.“I missed short putts on the opening three holes then bogeyed four and five,” he lamented. “I didn’t hit it anywhere near as good as I had in the morning,” added the joiner from Whitby.Halley led by a shot from Kent’s Alfie Plant at lunch but he also fell by the wayside, finding a double bogey six at 16 and running up a nine on the last for an 83 and joint third on 152.But in the end the day belonged to Keeble who found himself in the champion’s position after a long wait.“Some people told me I should get the monkey off my back but I wasn’t feeling that way,” added Keeble. “It’s a nice way to end my season on a winning note and now it means a lot of work over the winter.” It’s a good bet he’ll recall this victory many times over that time.last_img read more

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Tiny House Advocate Speaks at Olympia Timberland Library

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the Timberland Regional LibraryOlympia resident Dee Williams hand-crafted her beautiful 84 square foot house and wrote a book about the experience, “The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself-Memoir.” She will speak at the Olympia Timberland Library on Thursday, July 31 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.In building her tiny home, Williams discovered that the important stuff in life isn’t stuff.“Admitting that I’m “happy enough” makes me wonder if I’m falling short of my potential as a middle-class American,” Williams writes on her website. “But the facts are the facts,” she continues, “I found a certain bigness in my little house – a sense of largeness, freedom, and happiness that comes when you see there’s no place else you’d rather be.”Jim Lynch, author of “The Highest Tide,” writes: “The Big Tiny” is irresistible. Dee Williams is as much fun on the page as she is in person. Comic, silly, and soulful, she takes us on her journey to simplify her life and along the way tunes in to our own inner desire to pare down to our nearly naked selves.”Williams founded Portland Alternative Dwellings (PAD) to help others find a way to make their housing serve their lives. She has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Yahoo.com, National Public Radio, CBS This Morning and more.Attendees may bring their own copies of the book to be signed. Books will also be available for purchase. Learn more about Dee and the tiny house movement at www.padtinyhouses.com.This program will take place after regular library hours and no other services will be available.The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Ave.SE.  For more information contact the library at (360) 352-0595 or visit www.TRL.orglast_img read more

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No Intercity Transit Service on Thanksgiving Day

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019. Regular local bus, Express, Dial-A-Lift, and Village Vans will not operate. Customer Service located in the Olympia Transit Center and the business office will also be closed.The Dial-A-Lift reservation line will be closed, but customers can leave ride requests or cancellation messages on Dial-A-Lift’s voicemail at 360-705-5827. Intercity Transit reminds Dial-A-Lift customers with standing rides to cancel their unneeded rides for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.We will operate on normal schedules Friday, November 29, 2019.For route and schedule information, visit intercitytransit.com/bus/routes or contact Customer Service at 360-786-1881.last_img read more

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