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Foundation Center Directory is now online

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The US Foundation Center has announced that The Foundation Directory is now available via the Internet. For a monthly subscription rate of $19.95 fundraisers can use this service to search through the Center’s database of over 10,000 of the largest US foundations.The Foundation Directory Online features seven search options and “an intuitive, user-friendly interface.” Previously available in paper and CD-ROM forms, this new venture is particularly welcome for many fundraisers.Find out more about the Foundation Directory Online. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital  28 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 December 1999 | News Foundation Center Directory is now online 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. read more

M&S and Oxfam launch online Shwop Shop selling celeb fashion

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first_img Marks & Spencer and Oxfam have launched a temporary online Shwop Shop selling celebrity fashion to raise funds for the charity.The shop is stocked with pre-loved pieces donated by a number of UK stars as part of the retailer and charity’s Shwopping initiative. Participating celebrities include Millie Mackintosh, Lisa Snowdon and Stella Tennant amongst a number of celebrities who have donated items.The temporary shop will be hosted on the Oxfam Online Shop and is selling some of the best items the public have donated to M&S’s Shwopping campaign. The site is also stocking classic M&S pieces and over 100 pieces from fashionable celebrities such as Millie Mackintosh, Lisa Snowdon and Stella Tennant. All money raised will go to support Oxfam initiatives to fight global poverty. Since the 2012 launch of Shwopping, which allows shoppers to donate or ‘shwop’ an unwanted item of clothing that will go on to be re-sold in Oxfam, re-used or recycled, Oxfam has received 25 million items of clothing through Shwopping, worth an estimated £17 million for the charity.Mike Barry, Director of Plan A at M&S said:“Shwopping has been a huge success and the 25 million items ‘shwopped’ so far, has help us to raise over £17 million for Oxfam. We know our customers’ wardrobes are full of hidden treasures, as we see ‘shwoppers’ turn up week in week out to drop off their once-loved clothes into our Shwop Drops and we are honoured to have their ongoing support.”M&S and Oxfam’s Shwop Shop can be found at www.oxfam.org.uk/ShwopShop.  109 total views,  1 views today  110 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 M&S and Oxfam launch online Shwop Shop selling celeb fashion Customers can buy Stella Tennant’s pink Chanel suit for £1,800, Lisa Snowdon’s black silk DKNY dress for £110 and new Strictly contestant Melvin Odoom’s Nike ID trainers for £45. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Melanie May | 5 September 2016 | News Tagged with: Celebrity online fundraising ideas Oxfam 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.last_img read more

Ferrari 750 Monza (1954) ganha o Best of the Best 2020 do The Peninsula…

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first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleQatar Donates More Than $200K to Celebrity Sweat Cares, the OCSC Community Foundation and the LAFC Foundation in Celebration of National Sports DayNext articleChief Financial Officers Have Exponentially Larger Roles to Play in Digital Strategy and Execution, Accenture Report Finds Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Twitter Ferrari 750 Monza (1954) ganha o Best of the Best 2020 do The Peninsula Classicscenter_img TAGS  Twitter Pinterest Facebook 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza wins The Peninsula Classics 2020 Best of the Best Award Facebooklast_img read more

Dublin fan allegedly burns Tyrone flag after teams play off in Omagh

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first_img Previous articleTaoiseach and Finance Minister hold separate Brexit meetings todayNext articleLough Swilly RNLI launched after EPIRB signal activated at Mulroy Bay News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Google+ Dublin fan allegedly burns Tyrone flag after teams play off in Omagh Facebook Pinterest A Dublin fan has been criticised online for allegedly attempting to burn a Tyrone flag in Omagh after Dublin’s win.Jim Gavin’s team defeated Tyrone over the weekend – qualifying for an All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo this Saturday.However online, one supporter has been accused of trying to set fire to a red and white flag after the game.The post continued to say every Dublin supporter booed and screamed the person down.center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – August 6, 2019 WhatsApp Pinterest Could Donegal supporters be in Armagh on Saturday Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNewsSportlast_img read more

Punk rock writers and band to appear at Little City Books

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first_imgTim Mohr, author of Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, will appear with Legs McNeil, author of Please Kill Me and eminent punk historian, followed by a full set by the Bushwick band FUTURE PUNX, at Little City Books on Oct. 3.Tickets are $15 online or in the store.“It began with a handful of East Berlin teens who heard the Sex Pistols on a British military radio broadcast to troops in West Berlin, and it ended with the collapse of the East German dictatorship. Punk rock was a life-changing discovery…” ×last_img read more

NYC’s “Walter Becker Way” Street-Naming Ceremony Announces Date & Guest Speakers

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first_imgBack in July, the New York City Council announced that it would honor late Steely Dan co-founder and Queens, NY native Walter Becker with a street that bears his name. The street on which Becker was raised in Forest Hills, Queens, will be renamed “Walter Becker Way,” with the sign posted on the corner of 112th Street and 72nd Drive. The motion to co-name “Walter Becker Way” was put forward by New York City Council Member Karen Koslowitz of the 29th District (Forest Hills) by way of a legislative bill, which was approved by a full council vote on June 28th.Today, more information about the street-naming celebration has been revealed. The festivities will take place on Sunday, October 28th, at noon, with Jim Kerr of New York’s Classic Rock Q104.3 serving as the Master of Ceremonies. Council Member Koslowitz, the councilwoman who proposed the name change, will also be on hand for the hourlong ceremony. The event’s keynote speaker will be Howard A. Rodman, a screenwriter who similarly grew up in the neighborhood and met and befriended Becker at the age of 10, serving as the foundation of a lifelong friendship.With fans, friends, and family of Walter Becker all scheduled to appear, the street-naming ceremony will ultimately serve as tribute to the life and music of the famed Steely Dan co-founder. The event will also feature reminiscences, trivia games, contests, and giveaways for those in attendance.For more information on the celebration of “Walter Becker Way” on October 28th, head to the street and event’s website here. For those unable to attend, Q104.3 will be free streaming the event on Facebook Live here.last_img read more

Growing support for dietary restriction

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first_imgA new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers identifies a key molecular mechanism behind the health benefits of dietary restriction, or reduced food intake without malnutrition. Also known as calorie restriction, dietary restriction is best known for its ability to slow aging in laboratory animals.The findings show that restricting two amino acids, methionine and cysteine, results in increased production of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury — the damage to tissue that occurs following the interruption of blood flow, such as during organ transplants and stroke. Increased H2S production upon dietary restriction was also associated with lifespan extension in worms, flies, and yeast.Although H2S gas is extremely toxic in high amounts, low levels present in naturally occurring sulfur springs have long been associated with health benefits. Mammalian cells also produce low levels of H2S, but this is the first time that this molecule has been linked directly to the health benefits of dietary restriction.“This finding suggests that H2S is one of the key molecules responsible for the benefits of dietary restriction in mammals and lower organisms as well,” said senior author James Mitchell, associate professor of genetics and complex diseases. “While more experiments are required to understand how H2S exerts its beneficial effects, it does give us a new perspective on which molecular players to target therapeutically in our efforts to combat human disease and aging.”The study appears online today in Cell.Dietary restriction is a type of intervention that can include reduced overall food intake, decreased consumption of particular macronutrients such as protein, or intermittent bouts of fasting. It is known to have beneficial health effects, including protection from tissue injury and improved metabolism. It has also been shown to extend the lifespan of multiple model organisms, ranging from yeast to primates. The molecular explanations for these effects are not completely understood, but were thought to require protective antioxidant responses activated by the mild oxidative stress caused by dietary restriction itself.First author Christopher Hine, research fellow in the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, and colleagues demonstrated that one week of dietary restriction increased antioxidant responses and protected mice from liver ischemia-reperfusion injury, but surprisingly, this protective effect was intact even in animals that could not mount such an antioxidant response. Instead, the researchers found that the protection required increased production of H2S, which occurred upon reduction of dietary intake of methionine and cysteine. When the diet was supplemented with these two amino acids, increased H2S production and dietary restriction benefits were both lost.The investigators also found that genes involved in H2S production were also required for longevity benefits of dietary restriction in other organisms.“These findings give us a better understanding of how dietary interventions extend lifespan and protect against injury. More immediately, they could have important implications for what to eat and not to eat before a planned acute stress like surgery, when the risk of ischemic injury can be relatively high,” said Hine.Other Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health authors include Eylul Harputlugil, Lear Brace, Humberto Trevino Villarreal, Pedro Mejia, Yue Zhang, and William Mair.last_img read more

What ‘The Prize’ taught Newark, and its author

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first_imgWhen Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show in 2010 to announce his $100 million gift to the Newark, N.J., public schools, viewers — including the community the gift was meant to help — were both stunned and exhilarated. Could this act of generosity be the key to pull the school district, which had long been under state control, out of distress? Would New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and the city of Newark come together to enact true reform? These questions intrigued Dale Russakoff, a veteran journalist for The Washington Post, who had long been drawn to Newark and its story.“It is a city with a tremendous amount of troubles and struggles, but it is such a metaphor for what has happened to urban America and why,” says Russakoff, who tells the story of the city’s school reform in her new book, “The Prize.”“The where-do-you-go-from-here questions are everywhere in Newark,” she concludesIn this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Russakoff looks at the troubled education reform story in Newark and reflects on what can be learned from its failure to provide system-wide reform.Interview with author of ‘The Prize’Dale Russakoff, author of “The Prize,” examines the troubled education reform story of Newark and reflects on what can be learned from its failure to provide systemwide reform. As part of the Gutman Distinguished Author Series at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Dale Russakoff discussed “The Prize” on Monday.last_img read more

GATE Changes

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first_imgFarmers looking to maintain their current sales tax exemptions on agricultural supplies in 2013 will have to apply for a new state certification before heading to their local supply store. Under new state tax rules passed this spring in House Bill 386, farmers must register with the Georgia Department of Agriculture in order to use current farmers’ sales tax exemptions. The same new law expands the range of products that are sales tax exempt for farmers. “The new G.A.T.E. ID card will provide a more streamlined process when making qualified purchases on items used on the farm,” said Bo Warren, director of business development with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. “Our department determines who is eligible to participate in the program while the Georgia Department of Revenue will determine what specific items are exempt under the program.” Under the new rules, retailers will no longer fill out the ST-A1 sales tax exemption forms when farmers buy their supplies. Instead, farmers will present a certificate of tax-exempt status that will be issued by the Department of Agriculture, and sales tax will not be charged. Farmers started registering their operations with the Department of Agriculture on Nov. 15. So far more than 5,000 have applied for their tax exemption certificates, Warren said. Producers can register by mail, by phone or online, but so far about 90 percent have applied through the department’s website.There are four primary areas in which producers may qualify. Farmers who make more than $2,500 from their fields each year qualify for the sales tax exemption, but so do many value-added producers and farm-related businesses. Those who perform $2,500 of some farm-related services are eligible, including people who maintain timberland or land that is kept in a conservation easement and farmers who have new orchards or other long-term crops that will one day produce $2,500 worth of produce in a year. “Once agricultural producers have registered with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and received their sales tax exemption certificate, doing business with multiple vendors or new vendors during the year will be simpler than in the past,” said Keith Kightlinger, an Extension economist and Georgia farm tax expert. “Instead of obtaining, completing and providing a Form ST-A1 to each vendor, the farmer or rancher will only have to present their state-issued certificate.” However, the new GATE program will also mean that the farmer or rancher will have to renew his or her sales tax exemption and pay a processing fee each year, Kightlinger noted. The new legislation expands the description of many sales tax exempt products, which will in many cases remove confusion over whether or not a specific product qualifies for the tax exemption, Kightlinger said. One area clarifies the definition of agricultural production inputs to specifically include “…ice or other refrigerants, including, but not limited to, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, ammonia and propylene glycol used in the processing for market or chilling of agricultural products.” Another section provides more specific information on the energy used in agriculture, listing propane, butane, natural gas, wood, wood products and wood byproducts as eligible energy sources and “…electricity or other fuel used in the drying, cooking or further processing of raw agricultural products, including, but not limited to, food processing of raw agricultural products.” A full list of the new definitions is available in sections 5-2 and 5-3 in the text of House Bill 386, which can be found here: www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20112012/HB/386. The public can review and comment on the current draft definitions until Dec. 20. The Georgia Department of Revenue will finalize the list of tax-exempt items before the New Year. Those seeking information on applying for tax-exempt status can visit the Department of Agriculture’s website at www.forms.agr.georgia.gov/GATE. Those wanting to comment on the tax-exempt list can visit http://etax.dor.ga.gov/inctax/proposed_regs/11-15-12__Notice_SUT_2012-011_Agriculture_Regulations.pdf.last_img read more

Križevci statutes entered in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia

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first_imgThe first concrete step was taken in the protection of the Križevci Statutes as an intangible cultural asset, and they received preventive protection and as such were entered in the Register of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia, reports the City of Križevci. The next step that the City of Križevci plans to take is to apply for the Call of the Ministry of Culture to propose a program of public needs in culture of the Republic of Croatia for 2020, for the program of protection and preservation of intangible cultural assets. The announcement is expected on September 4, 2019. The decision submitted by the Ministry of Culture states that “following the above, it is assumed that the Križevci statutes – wine-pajda rules have the status of cultural property and based on the provision of Article 10 of the Law on Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, a decision on their preventive protection.” Križevci statutes – a set of rules and regulations of behavior in cheerful company with various wine festivities The bearers of this custom are civic families in Križevci, the general public and the population in Križevci and Potkalnički Prigorje, associations and cultural and artistic societies. Source: Krizevacki-statuti.hrcenter_img Namely, the City of Križevci, in cooperation with the City Museum of Križevci and the Tourist Board of the City of Križevci, reported the Križevci Statutes to the Ministry of Culture with the aim of obtaining protection, ie acquiring the status of protected intangible cultural property. The Križevci statutes are written rules of good behavior at the table, and they were created so that everything would be respected at public festivities, no one would be insulted and there would be no drunks. The statutes of Križevci have been mentioned since the 18th century, and without them real fun and festivities are hard to imagine. Three toasts must be held in every society: for the homeland, for a friend and for the fairer sex. When saying toasts, a “digital” (ornate) way of speaking is nurtured. This gives the Statutes patriotic, sociological and literary value. Customs according to the statutes of Križevci are one of the most important features of the recognizability of the city and its surroundings, and many guests of the city and its surroundings have been fondly remembering these old, good customs for decades. People have always known how to have fun, break the monotony of everyday life in the company of friends and so that everyone will remember. Statutes and occasions in which they are used were created as a kind of counterpoint to the Parliaments held in Križevci and in a sense parody and satirize them. Find out more about the Križevci statutes herelast_img read more