Finding Funding: Grantwriting from Start to Finish, Including Project Management and Internet Use

first_imgFinding Funding: Grantwriting from Start to Finish, Including Project Management and Internet Use  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News 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

Police raids and resistance in Palestine

first_imgIn the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and against Israeli occupation, a new stage of resistance seems to be emerging. Belfast, Ireland, September 11, 2018.On May 10, the U.S.-backed Israeli Defense Forces began another genocidal bombing of Gaza, Palestine territory, which under occupation has become an enormous open air prison.That latest assault was retaliation for Palestinian resistance, for neighbors trying to stop illegal Zionist evictions of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem. At the same time, Israeli police raided Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Eid Al-Fitr prayers signaling the end of Ramadan for millions of Muslims around the world.Then, May 18, ten of thousands of Palestinian workers throughout the occupied territories staged a general strike to protest the Israeli evictions and assaults. As forces in Gaza fired rockets in self-defense against Israeli bombing, Palestinians inside and outside Israeli-enforced borders acted together in a powerful show of unity. The strike pressured the Israeli state to call off its genocidal attacks.This May 18 was the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, when in 1948 Israeli military forces drove 700,000 Palestinians out of their homes into exile and destroyed hundreds of towns and villages, in order to form the state of Israel.Police raids on resistanceWithin a week of the general strike, Israel retaliated against the strengthened resistance by ordering mass arrests of Palestinians who are Israeli citizens. Police raids began May 24 under operation “Law and Order,” a plan approved by Minister of Internal Security Amir Ohana and Commissioner of Israeli Police Kobi Shabtai.Palestinian citizens of Israel, who make up 20% of the population, have shared warnings of the Israeli mass arrests on social media: “This is a declaration of war. The Israelis will storm more than 500 homes to kidnap our children and youth. This is not just an attempt at intimidation, and it is not just a policy of intimidation. This is an unprecedented war on Palestinians at home, and it will be carried out under the cover of a humiliating silence. Our people must act now and immediately to thwart this war. The whole world must be shaken now.” (middleeasteye.net, May 24)According to Al Jazeera, Israeli police say 1,550 Palestinians living in Israel have been arrested since May 9. (tinyurl.com/7rwvjkvz)International solidarityBut Palestine is not alone. People around the world have been out in the streets in solidarity, and others are fighting for institutional and governmental support for Palestine.In Ireland, the City Council of Belfast passed a motion June 2 supporting the expulsion of the Israeli ambassadors from both Ireland and Britain. The motion described Israel’s assaults on Gaza as the “ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians” and pointed out that “illegal settlement expansion represents flagrant breaches of international law.” It cited a growing list of human rights groups which say that Israeli policy amounts to apartheid and crimes against humanity. The Belfast motion follows calls in the Irish parliament to impose sanctions on Israel. (middleeastmonitor.com, June 3)Meanwhile, more than 1,000 Canadian artists and workers signed an open letter of solidarity with Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation. The letter denounces Israel for its “apartheid and settler colonialism” and calls for Canadian cultural institutions to support Palestine through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign by ending cooperation with Israeli-sponsored art and cultural activities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A new percussion hammer mechanism for a borehole deployable subglacial sediment corer

first_imgSubglacial sediments have the potential to reveal information about the controls on glacier flow, changes in ice-sheet history and characterise life in those environments. Retrieving sediments from beneath the ice, through hot water drilled access holes at remote field locations, present many challenges. Motivated by the need to minimise weight, corer diameter and simplify assembly and operation, British Antarctic Survey, in collaboration with UWITEC, developed a simple mechanical percussion corer. At depths over 1000 m however, manual operation of the percussion hammer is compromised by the lack of clear operator feedback at the surface. To address this, we present a new auto-release-recovery percussion hammer mechanism that makes coring operations depth independent and improves hammer efficiency. Using a single rope tether for both the corer and hammer operation, this modified percussion corer is relatively simple to operate, easy to maintain, and has successfully operated at a depth of >2130 m.last_img read more

NASA LIVE: First All-Female Spacewalk Underway

first_imgTwo women were scheduled to walk in space earlier in the year but there was only one medium-sized spacesuit on board the ISS that would fit. Two women are outside the International Space Station right now for the first all-female spacewalk.Koch and Jessica Meir will replace faulty batteries and upgrade the space station’s power system.This is Koch’s fourth spacewalk, but it’s Meir’s first. The spacewalk began at 7:30 Eastern Time.The spacewalk is likely to take around five-and-a-half hours.last_img

Grandpa who dropped toddler from cruise ship charged with negligent homicide

first_imgAn Indiana grandfather in jail on negligent homicide charges for dropping his granddaughter off of a cruise ship in July.The incident happened in Puerto Rico months ago, but charges against Salvatore Anello were not announced until Monday.He’s being held on an 80-thousand-dollar bond.Anello dropped his two-year-old granddaughter Chloe Wiegand from an open window on the cruise ship.He claims he thought the window was closed, and reportedly blames the cruise ship company for leaving it open.He is due in court in November.last_img

Strong Winds, Tornadoes Could Develop Tonight Across South Florida

first_imgForecasters say we need to be vigilant about the rough weather that is predicted to blanket the area from Sunday into Monday.A low-pressure system located at the surface in the Gulf of Mexico will bring a warm front across south Florida today, along with a good amount of Gulf moisture and wind shear. Another low is predicted to then move above the first one.That will provide enough motion for strong to severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, and the possibility of isolated tornadoes.Palm Beach County will begin to see what forecasters call an “unstable atmosphere” between 8 and 10 p.m. Sunday. That system will move into Martin and St Lucie counties after midnight.Thunderstorms that develop in an unstable atmosphere have the potential to develop rotating updrafts capable of producing a quick tornado spin-up, strong damaging winds and frequent lightning.The tornado threat appears to be maximized in our area between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. As a cold front reaches the region, the winds in the atmosphere will begin to turn out of the west, mostly ending any wind shear needed for tornadoes, although damaging winds could still be an issue until around 5 a.m.Overall, most of our area can expect heavy rainfall from 8 p.m. Sunday until the cold front clears the area by 8 a.m. Monday, along with localized flooding in poor drainage areas. Widespread flooding is not expected.A few widely scattered showers and overcast skies are expected Monday, with highs in the mid-70s.Mostly sunny skies are expected on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with highs in the low 70s Tuesday and upper 70s Wednesday.last_img read more

Florida physical therapist accused of sexually assaulting 75-year-old patient

first_imgThe Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office say a 30-year-old physical therapist at St. Joseph’s Hospital South in Riverview, Florida sexually assaulted a 75-year-old woman.Police received a call from the hospital after a nurse working at the hospital said an alarm began to sound in the room of the female patient, and when she went to monitor a live feed camera inside the room to check on the patient, she told police she saw a physical therapist at the hospital, identified as Regginald Jackson, 30, placing his genitals in the patient’s mouth.Officials arrested and charged Jackson with sexual battery on Monday. Police say he did not answer any questions.Detectives believe there could be other patients who are victims.The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information on prior incidents involving Jackson to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) to report a tip anonymously.last_img read more

Big Tech CEOs To Testify At Antitrust Hearing

first_img(Washington, DC) — The CEOs of four of the world’s biggest tech companies will defend their businesses in an antitrust hearing before Congress today. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai will testify remotely today at a congressional antitrust hearing.The CEOs will reportedly argue that they face fierce competition from each other and from other large tech companies. Bezos has never testified before Congress and is expected to get the most attention.Bezos will claim Amazon occupies a small share of the overall retail market and that Walmart is twice as big. Zuckerberg will defend Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp, saying the takeover helped both companies to grow. Google has already faced fines from the European Commission’s competition authority over its shopping search tool and Android mobile operating system. In the U.S.,the Department of Justice is investigating Google’s search product and digital advertising marketplace. A lawsuit may be filed if prosecutors determine Google favors its own products or suppresses competing options through its dominance in search and digital advertising.Facebook disclosed a new Federal Trade Commission probe into its business last year, just after the agency closed a privacy probe into the company with a $5 billion fine. Several state attorneys general have launched their own joint antitrust probe into the company. The company has more than 2 billion monthly users, making it the largest social media platformThe estimated wealth of the four companies is around $5 trillion.last_img read more

Get Satisfaction Turns Facebook Fan Pages into Customer Support Hubs

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#news#web Related Posts Liberating Content from FacebookThe new Social Engagement Hub on Facebook will cost Get Satisfaction customers an additional $99 per month. As Get Satisfaction’s co-founder Lane Becker told us yesterday, however, this expense could easily be worth it for these companies, as users on Facebook tend to be very active on these fan pages and really want to interact with these companies and brands on the social networking service.As Lane also noted, conversations that happen around a brand in Facebook tend to be trapped in this silo. Thanks to the synchronization between the two platforms, however, brands can now take this content and make it useful outside of Facebook as well. Another problem for brands that Get Satisfaction is trying to solve here is the simple fact that conversations on Facebook only have a very short lifespan. Get Satsifaction now allows companies to capture these conversations.Overall, this looks like a very smart way for brands to interact with their customers on Facebook and to streamline their social media customer service efforts. frederic lardinois Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Get Satisfaction, the popular online customer service company, just announced that it is bringing its service to Facebook fan pages. This new service, the Facebook Social Engagement Hub, will allow companies that have a presence on Facebook to easily answer questions from their customers on Facebook. The Social Engagement Hub recreates the Get Satisfaction experience on Facebook and allows users to ask questions about products or make suggestion for new features. One key feature here is that the discussion on Facebook and the Get Satisfaction topic pages are synchronized, so that questions that get answered on a company’s topic page on Get Satisfaction also appear on Facebook and vice versa. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

10 months agoAtletico Madrid boss Simeone satisfied with Girona Copa draw

first_imgAtletico Madrid boss Simeone satisfied with Girona Copa drawby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was pleased with their performance after the first-leg of their Copa del Rey draw with Girona.Atletico were held 1-1 by Girona in the first leg of their last 16 tie.”It was a match with different phases,” the coach told reporters afterwards.”We started well and then they got better after our goal.”They’re dangerous at home.”After the equaliser I liked what I saw more as we were more consistent in our play, even if they had the occasional counter attack.”We could have won, and they also had some chances to win.”The feeling is good because we could have won.”The result leaves this tie open and each side has a 50 percent chance.”Antoine Griezmann started and was behind Los Rojiblancos’ goal, but he was taken off with half an hour to go and Simeone fielded questions on this substitution.”I thought it was good for him to get a rest, as we had some fresh players,” he said. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more