PM defends Big Society

first_img whatsapp PM defends Big Society whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 13 February 2011 11:47 pm DAVID CAMERON will today launch a defence of his Big Society plans, as the government opens a new bank for charitable causes.The prime minister will tell social entrepreneurs in a speech today: “The Big Society is my mission in politics.”“Let me make one thing absolutely clear: I’m not going to back down from what I believe in just because of a few bad headlines.”His defence comes as cabinet office minister Francis Maude launches the Big Society Bank, a key plank of the prime minister’s plans to engineer a social investment market.The bank will have an initial capitalisation of up to £300m and will serve to encourage investors to plough funds into charities and social projects.Funded by £100m of cash from dormant accounts and an additional £200m given by the UK’s largest banks, it will use its balance sheet to co-invest, underwrite or guarantee investments along with private sources of capital.Maude will today say: “The Big Society Bank will massively expand finance for social ventures, creating a new source of finance alongside philanthropy and public service contracts. It’s unthinkable for businesses to grow and thrive without capital finance but this has too often been the reality for charities and social enterprises.” Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Michigan online gaming operators launch

first_img Tags: Penn National Gaming Rush Street Interactive Churchill Downs Barstool Sportsbook TwinSpires BetRivers Email Address Churchill Downs Incorporated is also gearing up to launch its TwinSpires branded casino and sports betting mobile app and website, which will offer both verticals from the moment the market opens. Read the full story on iGB North America. Operators licensed to offer online sports betting or casino in Michigan have begun releasing details about their products, as they prepare to go live on the market today (22 January) at 12:00 EST.  “Michiganders love their home state NBA team and the Detroit Pistons have a rich history, winning the NBA Championship three times,” said Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive. 22nd January 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Online sports betting Penn National Gaming, had initially received approval for sports betting only and not online casino, has announced it will launch its Barstool Sportsbook app today, and that online casino products will follow shortly thereafter. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Meanwhile, Rush Street Interactive’s offering, announced alongside today’s launch that it had entered into a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s Detroit Pistons. “This partnership combines two organizations that share an unwavering commitment to excellence in providing sports fans with unparalleled experiences, and is proud to be an official sportsbook partner of this well-respected franchise.”  “This is an exciting time to be launching our online Barstool Sportsbook in Michigan,” Jay Snowden, President and CEO of Penn National, said. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Michigan online gaming operators launch Regions: US Michigan Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Online casino Online sports betting Sportsbook “We couldn’t be more excited to officially launch our state-of-the-art TwinSpires Sportsbook and iGaming platform in Michigan,” said Bill Mudd, president and chief operating officer of CDI.last_img read more

Paddington House / Nobbs Radford Architects

first_img Year:  “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia Projects Architects: Nobbs Radford Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Paddington House / Nobbs Radford ArchitectsSave this projectSavePaddington House / Nobbs Radford Architects Paddington House / Nobbs Radford Architectscenter_img CopyAbout this officeNobbs Radford ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasSydneyHouses3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on March 06, 2011Cite: “Paddington House / Nobbs Radford Architects” 06 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?帕丁顿的住宅 / Nobbs Radford Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily 2010 Photographs Photographs:  Peter Bennetts Text description provided by the architects. This house is a reinterpretation of the traditional cottage in a high density, inner city suburb of Sydney. The brief was to add to the small existing cottage and create a generous family home that was both a functional response to the specifics of the family’s patterns of living while also developing a refined simplicity to dwell. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsAn external palette of rustic face brick and form-lined concrete responds to the solidity and massing of surrounding terraces. The deep, narrow columns to the rear create framed thresholds to large pivot doors, which retreat under the angled concrete planter awning. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThis element becomes the transition zone between the internal and external. The original and the new addition are mediated by a central unfolding timber box that houses the stairs, storage and utilities. This element forms a strong grounding hub between the old and new forms.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessHauptbahnhof Campus Project / PPAG ArchitectsArticlesFinalists for Dublic Concert Hall: 3XN and Henning Larsen ArchitectArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Australialast_img read more

House in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI Architects

first_imgHouse in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI Architects photographs:  Naomi KurozumiPhotographs:  Naomi KurozumiSave this picture!© Naomi KurozumiText description provided by the architects. Site around this house is in a residential area that follows the old, lined residential with a relatively large site. However, in recent years, by subsequent generations or land prices soaring, large grounds of the original is fragmented, and it began to replace the three-story house, so different housing group sizes and height it had mingled. This plan site also is divided in half is similarly original site, As a result, the frontage of about 6M, became a long site shape in the back.Save this picture!© Naomi KurozumiFirst, I take a parallel parking space on the road so as not to further narrow the frontage of the site, at which the remaining, to place the size and height of different large and small four volumes to overlap deviation with each other.Save this picture!Detail SectionExternal space that is generated by the displacement of this volume, entrance approach and garden, bike racks, and a trash yard, also in each of the volume, by provided the size of the window that is different from the relationship between the neighborhood, it was placed in the natural light from various directions in the interior of this housing.Save this picture!© Naomi KurozumiThus, for the external, instead of complete on-site alone or building itself, multiple of volumes are independent, and the same time, committed nestled, it exists while in cooperation with the situation around this site.Save this picture!© Naomi KurozumiIn the internal space, by articulation that could be by the outside of the deviation, the individual spaces (living and kitchen, bedroom, stairs, toilet, bath) are created, they have led accompanied the floor step.Save this picture!© Naomi KurozumiMain large volume of the center has a high-rise Void, by the large window and skylight towards the sky, while integrating the individual spaces that are scattered inside as well, at the same time, such as going to open the interior to the neighborhood, it forms an organic whole.Save this picture!© Naomi KurozumiProject gallerySee allShow lessPrivate Art Foundation / MEL | Architecture and DesignSelected ProjectsSAH International Travel Grant Now Open for ApplicationsArchitecture Competitions Share CopyAbout this officeTakushu ARAI ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYokohamaJapanPublished on July 27, 2015Cite: “House in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI Architects” 26 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Tama广场住宅 Takushu ARAI Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream House in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI Architects “COPY” Area:  85 m² Area:  85 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 Save this picture!© Naomi Kurozumi+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2014 Architects: Takushu ARAI Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects CopyHouses•Yokohama, Japan Photographs Year:  “COPY” Houses Japanlast_img read more

Two Key Farm Issues in Danger at State House

first_img Previous articleTPP Will Boost Farmers’ Bottom LinesNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Two Key Farm Issues in Danger at State House Two Key Farm Issues in Danger at State House SHARE A bill to provide property tax relief for farmers also suffered a setback in the legislature this week. SB 308, authored by Sen. Brandt Hershman, was amended in the House Ways & Means Committee to freeze the base through 2017 at $2,050 and flat line the value going forward by growing it by 1 percent per year until it intersects with the calculated base value from the formula. While this freezes farmland property taxes, it does so at a rate 63% higher than it was in 2007. This was one of the top legislative priorities for Indiana Farm Bureau. “INFB is disappointed that lowering farmland tax bills is no longer the goal of SB 308; instead, it’s simple stability of bills,” they said in a statement on Friday. Facebook Twitter Patrick PfingstenWith only 2 weeks left in the legislative session, several key bills that impact farmers are in danger of being ignored. Funding for local roads and bridges has been a major priority for Indiana agriculture. But as Patrick Pfingsten, with the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association, tells HAT funding for repair and upkeep of local roads is in danger of being left out of a final road bill, “There is a game of political chicken going on in the General Assembly.” At issue is where the funds will come from to fix Indiana’s crumbling rural infrastructure. Pfingsten says corn and soybean growers are open to a variety of funding options, as long as the funds are there to fix local roads and bridges, “The Governor and Senate Republicans do not want to raise the gas tax to help generate funds. Our board of directors are okay with a tax hike as long as there is funding to fix rural roads and bridges around the state.”  He is concerned that, unless farmers make their voice heard, rural roads could get left out of a last minute deal that gets done to get the transportation bill passed.center_img SHARE With farm income declining sharply, property taxes on farmland becomes a serious issue for producers. Pfingsten stated, “We are calling on our members to contact their legislators and ask for support of the original language in SB 308.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Two Key Farm Issues in Danger at State House Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 28, 2016 last_img read more

Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation

first_img Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Ethiopian authorities to reinstate the press accreditation of Simon Marks, an Addis Ababa-based reporter for the New York Times and Bloomberg News, and to allow journalists to work freely. News EthiopiaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsFreedom of expression EthiopiaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsFreedom of expression Organisation News News Follow the news on Ethiopia After several semi-official warnings in preceding months, Simon Marks was notified on his return from reporting in the war-torn northern Tigray region in March that the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA) had suspended his accreditation for “lacking impartiality” and for disseminating “fake news.” A letter giving the reasons for this decision referred in particular to two articles about the Tigrayan conflict and Ethiopia’s border dispute with Sudan that were published early this year by Bloomberg. Marks, who is an Irish citizen, spent several weeks trying to convince the EBA to reinstate his credentials but was finally told on 7 May that he would not be allowed to resume working until October. He told RSF that this will prevent him from covering the parliamentary elections, which have just been postponed. RSF tried to contact EBA director-general Mohammed Edris but he did not respond. “This suspension testifies yet again to a desire by the Ethiopian authorities to silence reporters and block access to information,” RSF said. “In a region such as Tigray, from where it has become almost impossible to get any information, preventing a journalist from working shows a very clear mistrust of the media. It reflects badly on the EBA, which is supposedly tasked with diversifying the media landscape. We urge the authorities to rescind this disproportionate decision and allow journalists to work freely throughout the country.” Journalism and access to news and information are increasingly endangered in Ethiopia, especially in Tigray, where the federal government has been at war with the local authorities since November. During the first few weeks of the war, the EBA announced that it had suspended the Reuters correspondent’s accreditation because of “misleading” coverage, and that it had sent warning letters to the BBC and Deutsche Welle. A journalist who asked not to be identified told RSF it was deplorable that he and his colleagues were being threatened with losing their accreditation. After rising in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index for three years, Ethiopia has fallen two places in the 2021 Index and is now ranked 101st out of 180 countries. February 10, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Journalist Simon Marks. Credit: Simon Marks RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia RSF_en December 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further May 21, 2021 Find out more Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Reuters cameraman held without charge in Addis Ababalast_img read more

SUSI grant deadline is today

first_imgLimerickNewsSUSI grant deadline is todayBy Alan Jacques – July 9, 2020 171 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleAirport bosses in the firing lineNext articlePlans for cycle path on Mill Road Alan Jacques WhatsApp Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Senator Kieran O’Donnell at St John’s Hospital.LIMERICK Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell has urged students who have not yet applied for SUSI grants for the 2020/2021 academic year to do so by the deadline on this Thursday, July 9.Deputy O’Donnell has reassured students that the grant scheme is flexible and can address loss of income as a result of Covid-19.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Students and their families who have experienced a fall in income can seek to have their application reviewed under the change of circumstances provision within the scheme, provided they can demonstrate that any change in income is ‘likely to obtain for the duration of the approved course or for the foreseeable future’,” he explained.As of Friday, July 3, SUSI received over 77,000 applications. Facebook Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Historic Black colleges to get $650,000 to preserve campuses

first_img Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsUS News Previous articleT-wolves: Russell to have knee surgery, miss 4-6 weeksNext articleSamsung Develops Industry’s First High Bandwidth Memory with AI Processing Power Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Historic Black colleges to get $650,000 to preserve campuses TAGS  WhatsApp A sign is displayed at Spelman College on Sept. 26, 2018, Atlanta. Several historically Black colleges and universities, including Spelman College, will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a new initiative announced Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.last_img read more

New impetus in Mc Cauley assault case five years after vicious attack

first_img Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – July 15, 2011 Google+ Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Facebook On the fifth anniversary of a sectarian assault in Derry, which left 34-year-old Paul McCauley in a vegetative state, police are renewing their appeal for information.Following an internal review, detectives from Serious Crime Branch are now re-investigating the assault, which took place on open ground at the back of a house in Chapel Road in the early hours of 16 July 2006.Police say they have new information, and they are now going back into the community in a bid to obtain more, with house-to-house enquiries over the coming days and a leaflet drop in the Irish Street area and the Fountain estate.Paul Mc Cauley was attending a summer barbeque at the rear of a house in Chapel Road on 15 July 2006.Only three people remained whenh, at 3.20am.  group of up to 15 people came from out of the bushes and attacked Paul and two of his friends. After the assault the group made off in the direction of Irish Street.One man is currently serving a 12-year sentence for his part in the assault.The renewed appeal has been made with the backing of Paul’s father, Jim, who said the family was still waiting for answers and for justice.He says Paul remains in a minimally responsive state, unable to move or communicate. He says it’s  heart-breaking for the family, particularly when most of those involved in the attack are still walking about. Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter News Previous articleGAA – Mulligan quits Tyrone panelNext articleNew twist in saga of IDA Letterkenny office News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton New impetus in Mc Cauley assault case five years after vicious attack Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Lisfannon Beach closed as council urges people to be responsible

first_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal County Council has confirmed the closure of Lisfannon Beach near Buncrana, and says other beaches and public walkways may have to be closed.In as statement this evening, the council says the issue of large crowds congregating in public places such as beaches, parks, and walking trails has been well highlighted over the past few days.The council says it will seek to maintain access to beaches, parks and walking trails as much as possible, but it will be the voluntary compliance of the general public with the physical distance protocols that will allow these facilities to remain open and available. Otherwise, more will have to be closed.***************Council statement in full -County Council Update on COVID-19The issue of large crowds congregating in public places such as beaches, parks, walking trails and indeed queuing at take-away food outlets has been well highlighted over the past few days. The Taoiseach in announcing new measures yesterday for the control of the spread of COVID-19 commented on this aspect of our social gathering and the need for proper physical distancing and limiting social gatherings outdoors to four persons. He went on to indicate that the Gardai will increase interventions where groups of people are not complying.It is acknowledged that last weekend was the first dry and sunny weekend in many months and, naturally such a weekend would normally bring many locals and visitors to public amenities. The big difference, however, this year we are in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis where everyone is asked to stay at home as much as possible and restrict their movements to help the Country delay and manage the spread of the virus. There has been enough public messaging on what is expected of the population at this stage and yet the message has not sunk-in with some or they simply are choosing to ignore it. This could have very severe consequences for the people themselves, their family and friends or the wider community.It is also acknowledged that people need to have an opportunity to get outdoors for exercise and their general well being. Access to beaches, parks and walking trails helps to meet this need for many and it is for this reason that at this time the Council will be making every effort to keep as many of these facilities open for the public. This must be done in a sensible and managed way. Ultimately, it will be the voluntary compliance of the general public with the physical distance protocols that will allow these facilities to remain open and available. Otherwise they will have to be closed.The Council yesterday announced the closure of the visitor’s centre and toilets and introduced restrictions to certain vehicular access at Slieve Liag cliffs and those remain in place. In addition, Lisfannon Beach between Fahan and Buncrana will be completely closed. The existing access barrier that has been closed for some time due to erosion and access issues will be reinforced.The Council requests that people stay at home as much as possible but when visiting the local public amenities that are open to obey the fundamental rules at this time including:Everyone to stay at least 2m apart;Groups to be no greater than 4 persons;Do not congregate at entrance points – when you arrive, move on as quick as you can;Bring your own water and snacks and avoid ice cream vans and the like where big crowds tend to gather with no means of observing the proper protocols;If you arrive at an amenity that is already crowded, move on and find somewhere else or come back when the crowd has cleared;Follow any directions given on signage or by people in charge; and,Take personal responsibility and understand the relevant government protocols which are in wide circulation. Facebook Lisfannon Beach closed as council urges people to be responsible Twitter Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews The Council has been liaising with the Gardai who have confirmed that they will be patrolling beaches and public amenities and other locations where crowds gather. They will be taking steps to ensure that social/physical distancing is being observed and will disperse crowds of more than four persons. Particular emphasis will be placed on locations that have already experienced crowds who have already flouted the government’s guidance.The Council acknowledges the huge steps taken by the general public over a short number of weeks. It is something that none of us could have imagined would be needed in such a short space of time. People have had to make huge adjustments and sacrifices in many aspects of their daily lives from family, jobs, businesses and financially. For our many visitors, we are asking them not to cancel their trips to Donegal but instead to postpone them until a time we are in a position to once again offer a warm welcome to our beautiful County.At this time we are seeking the help and co-operation of everyone to take another step and make one more push against COVID-19 to keep each other safe in our public areas and amenities. By News Highland – March 25, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMichael Martin pays tribute to Hugh ConaghanNext articleTwo more Covid-19 deaths as the national total reaches 1,564 News Highland Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more