DCSF seeks body to manage Youth Sector Development Fund

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 January 2008 | News The Department for Children, Schools and Families is looking for a managing body to run its Youth Sector Development Fund (YSDF), worth about £100 million over the next three years.The main purpose of the YSDF is to invest in building the capacity and sustainability of third sector organisations that have developed effective approaches to working with young people.The fund is part of the Department’s 10-year youth strategy – “Aiming high for young people: a ten year strategy for positive activities”.Contact Joanne Wheeler (0114 259 1023) for further details, and for copies of the information pack and pre-qualification questionnaire. DCSF seeks body to manage Youth Sector Development Fundcenter_img  20 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.last_img read more


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first_imgThrough Cooperative Extension offices in almost every county, the University of Georgia helps Georgians become healthier, more financially independent and more environmentally responsible.Congress established the Cooperative Extension Service in 1914 to deliver information from land-grant colleges and universities to all Americans. UGA Extension continues to fulfill that basic mission, and one of the most important parts is helping our schools improve student achievement. UGA Extension is an educational network that combines the expertise and resources of federal, state and local governments to improve people’s lives. We extend the reach of the University of Georgia to connect you with knowledge, research and resources in the areas of youth, family and agricultural needs. Whether you’d like to build a safer environment for your children, deal with the stresses of daily school life, teach your children how to avoid chronic diseases like diabetes with healthy food or train food handlers in your cafeteria, UGA Extension is the place to start. In this day and time of information overload and easy access to the Internet, you should always remember to fact-check sources. As UGA Extension professionals, we are required to base our solutions to client issues on proven research, not home remedies and hearsay. Whether recommending the safest method possible to control fire ants, or showing homeowners how to test their home for radon, you can trust our information. Also, UGA Extension agents around the state have recently been trained and given resources to assist your school in Farm to School efforts. You can find more information on this topic included in this packet. And when it comes to your child, the Georgia 4-H program is the place to go to find caring adults to help your child develop his or her leadership potential.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Second Best Trail in the Blue Ridge: The Art Loeb Trail is the highlight reel of the Southern Appalachia.Some days, everything seems to go your way. You make every traffic light, your favorite song plays on the radio, and you arrive at a quiet trailhead with no other cars in the parking lot. The sun smiles down on you from bluebird skies, and every step feels effortless.This was not one of those days.I was attempting to run the North Carolina’s Art Loeb Trail, the second-best footpath in the Blue Ridge—only the Appalachian Trail offers more. The Art Loeb is a highlight reel of Southern Appalachia—panoramic balds, pristine headwaters, unspoiled wilderness—packed into 31 scenic miles. I was hoping to run all of it in a single day.The Art Loeb Trail has been featured in every outdoor magazine (including this one), yet few ever tackle it end-to-end. Maybe it’s the name. Art Loeb was an overworked businessman who had a heart attack in his early 40s. He began walking in the woods. Eventually he connected a series of trails across the highest peaks and scenic stretches of Southern Appalachia.Today, the Art Loeb Trail is a mini-A.T., offering all of the high-elevation grandeur without all of the crowds. It is the best of trails; it is the worst of trails. It is butter-smooth singletrack near the Davidson River and a shin-bashing boulderdash through the raw Shining Rock wilderness. It is a thin ribbon of trail between panoramic heaven and laurel hell.A downpour greeted me at the trailhead, located on the northern edge of the Shining Rock Wilderness. I slipped on my hydration pack, stuffed with a few energy bars and gels, and plunged into the deluge. In the first three miles, the trail climbed 3,000 feet through thorn-choked overgrowth. I skidded across rain-slickened rock and face-planted in the mud. Then I reached an unmarked five-way trail junction—and realized my map was still in the car.A pink ribbon marked one of the trail options, so I decided to follow it—back down 3,000 feet to the next valley and several miles off-trail.Backtracking, I finally arrived back at the five-way junction and guessed wrong again. This time, I ended up on the summit of Cold Mountain, made famous by Charles Frazier’s novel. Views from the 6,000-foot peak should have made my sidetrack worthwhile, but the vistas were hidden behind the clouds’ gray gauze.I returned to the junction once more and finally found the main trail, which headed south toward the wilderness namesake. Shining Rock is a glittering quartz cap atop a nearly 6,000-foot ridge. To get there required crawling on all fours, slashing through brambles, and splashing through ankle-deep water for miles.Finally, the wilderness tunnel opened into a panorama of 6,000-foot peaks, including Black Balsam. When I arrived at the summit, gale-force winds nearly blew me off the mountain.I plunged down the flooded trail and arrived at the Blue Ridge Parkway. I checked my watch: I only had four hours left to cover the remaining 19 miles before nightfall, and of course, my headlamp was back in the car with my map.I shivered in the cold rain, watching tourists drive by in their cozy SUVs. This was the only road crossing and my last chance to bail. I reluctantly pressed on.Slick rock and mud underfoot made even the downhill miles slow-going. The rain intensified. “Focus on the positive,” I said out loud. But I could think of only one positive at that moment: I had plenty of water.As I slogged up Pilot Mountain, I tried to think shiny, happy thoughts. I repeated the oft-quoted mantra, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But today, I needed to just shut up and eat my damn lemons.I recalled reading the make-lemonade quote in a bedtime book to my three-year-old son. “I’m thirsty,” he replied.Remembering this, I accidentally smiled. It spilled into out-loud laughter as I replayed my string of bad decisions and bad luck. Amid the storm, an inverted rainbow had appeared.Let me be clear: I’ve always resented the overly cheery pixies who exhort everyone to SMILE! Phony smilers annoy the hell out of me. This was different. As that surprise smile spread across my face, I felt a wave of ease ripple through my body. My jaw unclenched, my stiff legs loosened, the tightness in my chest lifted, and for the first time all day, I was having fun.It’s easy to be positive and feel good when the sun is shining, but it’s only when things aren’t going your way, when you aren’t in the zone, when nothing is clicking, that your character is put to the test. And isn’t that really what adventure is all about?For the rest of the run, I soaked it all in—literally. My waterlogged shoes were lead weights around my feet, but I plodded the trail without the added heaviness of a bad attitude. Yes, it was raining sideways and numbingly cold, and I had wasted hours wandering lost in the wilderness. But I was alive, grateful to spend even this unlucky day exchanging my breath with the forest.Four hours later, I glided down to the Davidson River trailhead just as darkness was swallowing the twilight forest. I was utterly destroyed—trashed quads, blistered feet, bloody nipples—but not defeated. I looked up into the wet sky and smiled.– Will HarlanEditor in Chieflast_img read more


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first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez hailed the Toffees’ 2-1 win against QPR as the “most satisfying” victory of his tenure at the club. Press Association Aaron Lennon’s 77th-minute winner moves Everton nine points clear of the relegation zone after Rangers’ Eduardo Vargas had earlier cancelled out Seamus Coleman’s first-half strike. Martinez’s side climb to 13th in the table, having bounced back from a disappointing 5-2 Europa League defeat to Dynamo Kiev on Thursday. “Since he’s arrived he’s wanted to contribute and be a big part of the team. “His performance against Newcastle was his best performance since he arrived. “He came to Kiev, he shared the emotions we all had and that showed today. “He had a real will. He wanted to show he had fresh legs and I thought that was his best performance by far for Everton, not just in scoring the goal but in the manner he worked for the team. “He looks like someone who has been with the group for a long, long time.” The defeat is QPR’s fifth in a row since Chris Ramsey was confirmed as manager and means Rangers remain on 22 points, four points adrift of safety ahead of crunch visits to fellow strugglers West Brom and Aston Villa. After those two games, Rangers face Chelsea, West Ham, Liverpool and Manchester City before finishing the season at home to Newcastle and away to Leicester. “I don’t think we need a miracle but we do need a miraculous run of form to get us out of this,” Ramsey said. “But I think we’re capable of doing that. How many points do we need? I think four wins out of eight will probably keep us up this season. I think it’ll be a low total.” Ramsey added: “We need six points against West Brom and Villa. “There’s no point in saying, ‘we’re going to go there and try to get a point’, we need to win games and pretty quickly.” “It’s probably the most satisfying win I’ve had since I arrived at Everton,” Martinez said. “The amount of emotion we shared on Thursday and we got back very late – we’ve found it very difficult this season after Europe. “We are adapting towards being a team that can cope with being in Europe. “Coping with the goal threat that QPR are going to throw at you takes a lot of character and guts. It wasn’t a day for a technical performance on the ball, i t was about being a strong group and showing we have a strong will. “It was a very important three points today so the satisfaction was immense.” Lennon’s decisive strike 13 minutes from time was his first goal for Everton since joining the club on loan from Tottenham in January. Martinez was reluctant to discuss the possibility of making Lennon’s stay permanent but admits he has been delighted with the winger’s contribution. “It’s too early to say at the moment (whether we will sign him permanently),” Martinez said. last_img read more


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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tony Nye is a man on a mission.A serious heart-related illness in late 2017 shook him to his core. It also convinced him that many farmers, both small-scale and large-scale, need to hear what he has to say.“I was as close to knocking on the Pearly Gates as possible before I turned the corner,” he recalled.After surgery, he lost both weight and strength and spent a month in the hospital.“I wasn’t able to return to the barns for almost six months,” he said.Those barns are on his 50-acre Fayette County farm, where Nye raises meat goats and purebred swine. The farm also includes some grain production, plus pasture ground for the goats.Luckily for the family, his then 17-year-old son was able to step in and care for the livestock during his Dad’s illness. That care included not only feeding and watering during the bitter winter weather, but also farrowing numerous pig litters and making important decisions related to animal health, finances and marketing. But Nye realizes that things could have ended up much differently.He plans to discuss the “what ifs” and the impacts it had on his family farm on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Farm Science Review, an agricultural trade show held yearly at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London and sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. His presentation on “Be Prepared if Tragedy Strikes on the Farm,” is set for 11 a.m. at the Small Farms Center tent.In addition to farming, Nye also works as the agricultural and natural resources Extension educator in Clinton County and is the statewide small farm coordinator for OSU Extension, the outreach arm of The Ohio State University and its College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Now eight months after his heart scare, he still has only returned to the office on a part-time basis.“Fortunately I am still among the living and our farm is still operating. Lots of decisions had to be made quickly and, honestly, we were not prepared,” he said.Nye wants farmers to realize that they aren’t invincible and to recognize the importance of family communication and contingency plans.“Tragedy can mean many things on a farm—everything from a barn fire and severe illness to a car accident, death or lost crop due to hail or a windstorm,” he said. “Any of these things can create financial and physical stress for the family.”When it comes to estate planning, farmers often only think about retirement and who to pass the farm to. Much more should be addressed, Nye noted.“Written directives are so very important,” he said. “They require communication and transparency among all family members.“If you don’t talk about it ahead of time, how can you plan for it?” Nye said. “I will discuss the whole thought process around ‘what if’ and preparing for the unthinkable.”Among the recommendations he will discuss are that families should:Recognize the critical importance of communication.Talk openly about the “what ifs.”Share with all family members the need for a plan in the event of a tragedy. Identify who will make the day-to-day decisions and other key people that should be involved. Is there someone who wants to keep the farm going?Understand each other’s role and performance expectations.Evaluate the situation from the standpoint of both financial and physical labor challenges. Have written goals and objectives to help guide necessary decisions.Draw up a will to help the family know what to do in the event of death.Consider a lawyer or tax preparer to discuss financial and legal decisions.Compile a list of the farm’s support network including individuals such as an attorney, veterinarian, insurance agent, seed and fertilizer dealer, neighbors, and even the local Extension educator.last_img read more


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first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts Tags:#cloud computing#gaming#Google#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… sarah perez 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout The announcement of the Chrome Web App Store was one of the more exciting reveals from this spring’s Google I/O Developer Conference, where the company explained how the Web App Store would function as a tool that makes application discovery easier for end users while making it easier for developers to list and sell their apps.  Google Bets on Web AppsGoogle is betting that the future of computing is the Web, not native applications. Analysts have been predicting this transition as well, citing cloud computing’s soon-to-be disruptive force in the mobile industry, specifically – a segment of the market which would also include tablet computing. Mobile Web apps have the potential to reach more users, including those whose only access to the Web is via a basic “feature phone” with an integrated browser, for example. That alone should make Web apps appealing to developers looking to reach the broadest user base.For now though, native applications are still extremely popular among end users because of the way they can be specifically customized to take advantage of a particular device’s features and functionality. But with the upcoming developments in orientation support, Chrome OS will be able to run apps and games that take advantage of some features that formerly only native applications had access to. That said, there are still several other hurdles for Web apps to overcome before they’re on par with their native application counterparts, including the need for improvements in speed and performance, access to all of device’s sensors and hardware components, the ability to send push notifications and more. However, a Web browser which knows which way is up is a good first step. When Google’s new Web-based operating system Chrome OS launches later this year, it may be ready to serve not only as a simple netbook and tablet OS, but also as an interface for playing casual games like those currently found on Apple’s iPhone and iPad. On Apple mobile gadgets like the iPhone and iPod Touch, a combination of hardware-based motion sensors allow the device to know how you’re holding it – up, down, sideways, etc. – and changes the orientation accordingly.  And in the iPhone 4, a new gyroscope allows for additional motion-sensing capabilities, too, like the ability to track orientation, velocity and rotation. But Web browsers, like IE, Chrome, Safari and Firefox, haven’t traditionally been able to detect which way is up. That may soon change for Google Chrome, the browser that forms the core of the upcoming operating system of the same name – it’s getting orientation capabilities that will tell apps running in the browser which way the device is being held.  Chrome Will Know Up from Down According to a report from CNET, the orientation support now being added to Chrome would be “particularly useful” for mobile gaming. “For example, tilting a device can turn it into a steering wheel or a tabletop on which a marble rolls,” writes CNET’s Stephen Shankland describing the upcoming capabilities.Already, developers are hard at work building applications for the Chrome operating system and its accompanying Chrome Web Store, which will function as Google’s version of the “App Store” for Web-based applications. In test builds of the browser’s open source bits, developers are running everything from simple card games to arcade-like casual games, including popular iTunes titles like “Plants vs. Zombies” and console favorite “Lego Star Wars.”last_img read more


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first_imgWolves captain Coady: Past week among best of careerby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady says the past week was one of the best of his career.The men in old gold won three matches in nine days going into the international break, including eye-catching victories at Besiktas and Manchester City. Coady told the club’s website: “We won’t forget it. It was an amazing week for this football club, we beat Watford, went to Besiktas and put the effort in with such a small squad, and then went to the home of the champions and put in a brilliant performance.“It was massive for us because a lot of people spoke, saying how we started slow, but we were learning. A lot of players haven’t played in the Europa League before, we’ve had an awful lot of games, and the most important thing was we were listening to the manager after every game and learning. We’ve got a break, which we need, but we’ll move on as soon as possible.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Cosco Shipping International COSCO Shipping International (Singapore) has decided to dissolve a defunct subsidiary, namely Sanbo Shipping Limited, by deregistration.The company informed that the Hong Kong-incorporated subsidiary has been dissolved subsequent to the scrapping of the vessel owned by Sanbo.The deregistration of Sanbo “is not expected to have any material impact” on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of the company for the financial year ending December 31, 2018, COSCO Shipping International said.The company added that none of the directors or controlling shareholders of the company has any interest, direct or indirect in the deregistration of Sanbo.In its profit guidance for the first quarter of 2018, released in late April, COSCO Shipping International said that it expects to deliver a profit for the period ended March 31.The first quarter results “will show a profit as compared to the net loss recorded in the corresponding period of the previous financial year,” which would be mainly attributable to contributions from Cogent Holdings Limited and PT Ocean Global Shipping.last_img read more


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first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The provincial government wants to make B.C. drivers pay ICBC premiums that more fairly reflect the risk they represent on the roads.ICBC‘s current rate structure is more than 30 years old. It is built around ensuring the vehicle rather than the driver and allows discounts to drivers despite multiple crashes.The structure has resulted in British Columbians with crash-free, clean driving records subsidizing bad drivers, including those with multiple accidents. B.C. Attorney General David Eby explained the submission ICBC is making to the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) will include revenue-neutral proposals aimed at levelling that playing field. “We want to modernize ICBC so that British Columbians pay according to their crash history, driving records and level of risk, and take responsibility for their driving habits,” said Eby.  “It’s only fair.”“Right now, the system is broken. A driver with no crashes could be paying the same premium as a driver with three at-fault crashes in a year. We heard from British Columbians that their insurance rates need to be fair and we agree. Good drivers shouldn’t have to continue paying more to cover the costs for those who cause crashes or present a higher risk on our roads.”The proposed changes align with the feedback the government received from nearly 35,000 British Columbians on how to make insurance fair. Proposed changes to basic insurance include: Moving to a driver-based model, so that at-fault crashes are tied to the driver and not the person who owns the vehicle.Increasing insurance discounts for drivers with up to 40 years of driving experience, up from the current limit of nine years.New discounts available for vehicles with original, manufacturer-installed automatic emergency braking technology and for vehicles driven less than 5,000 kilometres per year.Basic insurance discounts for inexperienced drivers will be adjusted to better reflect their risk.At-fault crashes will have a larger impact on the premium a driver pays.Rate classes and territories data will be updated for the first time in more than 10 years to reflect significant changes in traffic density, population growth and changes in the urban infrastructure.An increase to the Driver Penalty Point (DPP) and Driver Risk Premium (DRP) programs of 20% in fall 2018 and 20% in fall 2019, as previously announced.“The changes we are proposing are the most significant updates to how ICBC‘s basic insurance premiums are set in more than 30 years,” said ICBC’s Board Chair Joy MacPhail. “When British Columbians were asked for their feedback on this topic, one message came out loud and clear, lower-risk drivers shouldn’t be paying the same as some high-risk drivers.”As part of these changes, ICBC is proposing a “transition cap” that limits how much the premium can change annually based on a customer’s driving record and at-fault crash history. Most customers will fully transition to their new basic premium within three years under the proposed changes.The B.C. government has directed ICBC to file an application with the BCUC by Aug. 15, 2018. Subject to approval, the changes would come into effect September 2019. Separately, the government has also directed ICBC to move the timing of its basic insurance rate application to the BCUC from late August to December to align any rate change with the other product changes already announced.last_img read more


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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – When it came to the weather in Fort St. John, the month of September was considered to be quite on average.According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Doug Lindquist, Fort St. John’s weather was right on average during September when it came to temperature and precipitation.Lindquist says the average temperature during September was 10.1°C, which hit right on the mark to the expected average. The same can be said for the amount of precipitation during September, as Fort St. John received a total of 43 mm compared to the average of 45 mm.As for what to expect for the month of October, Lindquist says the outlook is showing uncertainty and is fluctuating so much that it is hard to determine if it will be above or below the seasonal average.This weekend, Environment Canada is calling for mostly sunny with temperatures hovering around 13°C.last_img read more


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