31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 May 2010 | News Tagged with: Funding Ireland Northern Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Atlantic Philanthropies has recently announced a number of significant grants in Northern Ireland.Under its Children and Youth programme the Parents Advice Centre in Belfast has been awarded a grant of £ 1,141,047 over two years for an Advocacy and Parenting Teens Programme. The money will be used to provide support for PAC’s advocacy work by an increase in lobbying and campaigning and an education programme designed to increase parent awareness.Under the Reconciliation and Human Rights programme, a second phase grant of £1,001,300 over three years has been awarded to Suffolk Lenadoon Interface Group to support peace building between Suffolk and Lenadoon communities.NEA Northern Ireland has received a three year grant of £ 411,000 for its ‘Warm, Healthy and Happy Campaign’. Given under the Ageing programme, the grant will support a three-year advocacy campaign to ensure that the eradication of fuel poverty is a priority of government departments, political parties, and national and regional agencies in Northern Ireland.Atlantic make grants through its Ageing, Children & Youth, Population Health and Reconciliation & Human Rights Programmes. It also makes Founding Chairman grants. As well as Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, it is also active in Australia, Bermuda, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam. By the end of 2009 it had disbursed more than $5 billion in grants.www.atlanticphilanthropies.org Atlantic makes big grants in Northern Ireland 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.
Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream Sok Oudom, the owner and manager of Rithisen radio and website in Kampong Chhnang City, 95 km north of Phnom Penh, is facing a possible two-year prison sentence for “incitement to cause chaos” under article 495 of the criminal code, a charge on which he has been held since 13 May.By way of trying to cause chaos, Sok Oudom simply broadcast a report about a land conflict between the residents of a village and a local military official, who reacted by filing a complaint against him with the Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities.On the same day the report was broadcast, the information ministry ordered the withdrawal of Rithisen’s licence on the grounds of “exaggerated news reporting” although he had not yet been charged.“We call on the Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities to release Sok Oudom and drop the charges against him,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We also urge the Cambodian government to restore Rithisen’s licence, because it was just trying to provide its listeners with reliable and independent reporting. The Cambodian authorities must stop suppressing media freedom in order to impose their propaganda.”Sovann Rithy, a news website editor in Phnom Penh, was arrested on the same charge of “incitement to cause chaos” on 7 April simply because he reported a comment that Prime Minister Hun Sen had made that day about the coronavirus crisis.Cambodia is ranked 144th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation RSF_en News Google experiments drop Australian media from search results News Help by sharing this information CambodiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Radio station owner Sok Oudom is facing a possible two-year jail sentence and 900-euro fine (photo: vodkhmer.news). February 24, 2021 Find out more to go further News May 22, 2020 Cambodian radio journalist held for covering land dispute RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” January 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Cambodia News CambodiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Cambodian authorities to immediately release a provincial radio station owner held for the past nine days in connection with his coverage of a land dispute, to drop all charges against him, and to restore his radio station’s licence. Receive email alerts December 28, 2020 Find out more
Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Pumpkin Spice Without the Pudge From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 3:48 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Just can’t get enough of pumpkin spice. Waistlines may disagree. How can you enjoy all the flavor of pumpkin spice without turning into a gourd yourself? Top of the News Business News The Pumpkin Pie Smoothie has been a seasonal Nekter favorite since 2012 and is only available while supplies last. Sip your pumpkin with a clean conscious. Nekter Pasadena is located at 345 S. Lake Ave., Suite 110. Call (818) 928-3300 or visit www.nekterjuicebar.com for more information. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty “What tastes like a piece of pumpkin pie is actually packed with the vitamin A and C your body needs to stay healthy. And since our smoothie’s high level of potassium offers electrolytes to help replenish your body after a workout, we thought hosting a pumpkin-themed yoga session was a fun way to show this recovery benefit in action,” said Nekter co-founder and CEO Steve Schulze. Get a pumpkin-pick-me up after pilates or snack on this smoothie after work. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Nekter Juice Bar has a refreshingly light alternative to the dessert-like drinks that bombard us this time of the year. The Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is an all-natural blend of pumpkin puree, dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, agave and raw housemade cashew milk. It’s like eating pumpkin pie through a straw without the preservatives, added sugars and dairy, in fact, it’s a vegan. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationWhile making plans for the big holiday feast, be sure to add travel prep to the Thanksgiving to-do list. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to “know before you go” and plan head for smoother travel during the busy holiday weekend.The agency also provides several tools to help plan holiday travels:Consult WSDOT’s travel times charts, which use historical information to help drivers know before they go.Check out online tools, including mobile apps, traffic cameras and email alerts.Visit WSDOT’s online traveler information about traffic, weather and ferry schedules.Follow WSDOT’s social media accounts, such as Twitter and Facebook.Pre-program 530 AM and 1610 AM to vehicle radios for highway advisory radio alerts.Carry chains and other winter driving essentials.Check current chain and traction requirements on the WSDOT passes website or by calling 5-1-1, and watch for highway advisory signs.Leave extra time for holiday and winter travel, slow down and leave extra space between vehicles when driving on snow or ice.Apple Cup travelThose traveling to the Friday, Nov. 23, Apple Cup football game in Pullman should prepare for possible winter weather on passes and allow extra travel time. A detour on State Route 26 near Othello – the main route to Pullman from the west side of the state – will continue for the holiday weekend to allow concrete to cure. The detour adds 15 minutes to the normal drive, but travelers should prepare for delays during heavy holiday or game-day traffic. Westbound traffic on I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass both Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25, is likely to be heavier than normal with both game and holiday travelers, so please allow extra time or alter travel plans if possible.Mountain passesSR 123 Cayuse Pass and SR 410 Chinook Pass remain open as of Nov. 15, but check the winter closure webpage for updates before traveling because conditions could cause the passes to close before the holiday.SR 20 North Cascades Highway also remains open as of Nov. 15 and details about the road status and winter closure also are available online.On Interstate 90 Snoqualmie Pass travelers can receive text alerts for pass delays of 30 minutes or longer – text “wsdot snoqualmie” to 468311 to subscribe, and “wsdot stop” to unsubscribe.TollsIn the Puget Sound area, the SR 520 bridge will have weekend toll rates on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, returning to weekday rates on Friday, Nov. 23. On the I-405 express toll lanes, travel is free for all on the Thanksgiving holiday, returning to normal toll and HOV requirements from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Weekends are always free to travel in the express toll lanes. Out-of-town travelers, including those using rental cars, can learn about toll roads and short term account options on the Good to Go! visitors page.Other travel alternativesTravelers planning a trip by ferry, train, personal aircraft or bus also should make plans to avoid holiday delays:Please plan ahead for heavy holiday ferry traffic and consider purchasing tickets online to save time. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 21, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 23. Reservations are recommended on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, British Columbia and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes. Some ferry routes run on Saturday schedules on the holiday; check ferry schedules online or call 888-808-7977 for details.Amtrak Cascades passengers are encouraged to purchase tickets early and should plan to arrive at the station one hour before departure. There are no extra Thanksgiving trains this year. All Amtrak Cascades trains require reservations and trains fill up quickly during holidays. Visit amtrakcascades.com/ or call 800–USA–RAIL for details.Information about traveling via state-operated airports is available on line or call 800-552-0666.Check with local public transit agencies for any holiday schedule or service changes, including some Dial-A-Ride and fixed-route service that may not run on holidays.
Facebook1.1kTweet0Pin0Submitted by Community Youth ServicesThe Thurston County Homeless Housing Hub is proud to announce that the Thurston County 2018 “Housing & Homeless Hero Award” for outstanding direct service goes to Jaycie Osterberg, Executive Director of Quixote Communities, based in Olympia. This award will be presented on noon on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Salvation Army Worship Hall, located at 1505 4th Avenue East in Olympia.Jaycie Osterberg, graduated from The Evergreen College with a BA in social work and a Masters in Public Administration. She started working at Quixote Village nearly four years ago as its Resident Advocate, helping residents access services and build life skills. She effectively promoted the Village’s culture of peer support and community living. In March, 2018, she was promoted to become the Program Manager at the Village, and in December, 2018, to Executive Director of Quixote Communities. She now leads the organization in overseeing Quixote Village, and in the development of two additional tiny house villages for homeless veterans in Pierce and Mason counties.As a fast-rising and talented leader, Jaycie has worked to strengthen the bonds among local housing and homeless service providers, a task to which she brings a naturally collaborative nature and an abundance of common sense.About Quixote Village and Quixote CommunitiesQuixote Village is a tiny house community for 30 formerly homeless adults located in west Olympia. It is the brainchild of the residents of Camp Quixote, a tent camp that moved from one church parking lot to another from 2007-2013. Those residents attracted the support of faith communities and others who helped raise funds to build and manage the Village. It is a model that has inspired similar efforts far and wide, and will soon be replicated by its non-profit sponsor, Quixote Communities, formerly known as Panza.About the “Housing & Homeless Hero Award”:The “Housing & Homeless Hero Award” is a peer-chosen recognition of a direct service provider for exemplary service in the Housing & Homeless network of Thurston County. Nominations and votes come from direct service providers, public officials and others involved in the Thurston County Homeless Housing Hub. This award is presented each year at the annual “Thurston County Homeless Housing Hub Luncheon”, which is intended to recognize individuals whose exemplary service stands out in a field of many dedicated service providers. Recipients reflect the following qualities:Direct housing & homeless service providersPeople whose work strengthens the network of providersPeople who inspire other individuals engaged in human servicesPeople who by their nature maximize collaboration and minimize competition between agencies in order to better serve those in needAbout the Thurston County Homeless Housing Hub:The Thurston County Homeless Housing Hub is an ad-hoc coalition of direct service providers working with homeless people and others at risk of homelessness. Members include Behavioral Health Resources; Bread & Roses Shelter; Capital Recovery Center; Catholic Community Services; Community Action Council; Community Youth Services; EGYHOP; Family Support Center; Homes First!; Housing Authority; Interfaith Works; Fleetwood Apartments; Low Income Housing Institute; PANZA / Camp Quixote; St. Michael’s Shelter Program; Safeplace; Salvation Army; SideWalk; Stand Up for Kids; Out of the Woods Shelter; Partners in Prevention; Thurston County Corrections Jail Transition Services; Union Gospel Mission; Veterans Administration Homeless Programs; the YWCA and more.The HHH meets monthly on the third Monday at noon at the Salvation Army Worship Center, located at 1505 4th Avenue East, Olympia.