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Damien Hirst donates painting to Demelza’s art&soul exhibition and auction

first_img art&soul, is the brainchild of Demelza Hospice Care for Children and will bring together a mix of 34 pieces of art in a five day event at Rhapsody House gallery, Tunbridge Wells from the 6th – 10th October.This will culminate in an auction staged by Bonhams at Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells on Thursday 11th October (with drinks at 6.30pm, followed by the auction at 8.30pm).Damien Hirst’s butterfly painting is expected to be sold at the auction for an amount exceeding £25,000, and with Demelza entirely dependent on charitable fundraising, the backing of such an internationally acclaimed artist looks set to make art&soul a highly successful event. Advertisement  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Damien Hirst donates painting to Demelza’s art&soul exhibition and auction AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 September 2007 | News Tagged with: Events 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Excel deduplication software now free for charities

first_imgExcel deduplication software now free for charities Howard Lake | 29 May 2009 | News Data quality improvement specialists DQ Global are offering their Excel deduplication software Dedupe4Excel for free to all registered charities and not for profit organisations.Martin Doyle, DQ Global CEO, said: “we understand the difficulties facing charities at the moment and our intention is to help them at a time of time of reduced giving but increased need. We know these types of organisations need to make every penny count, so by eliminating duplicate and invalid records, we can help to ensure all donations are utilised in the most effective way by not wasting money mailing duplicates or incorrect contacts.”Dedupe4Excel is licensed on a perpetual basis and is available to all registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. Charities need to register their details online in order to receive the free software. Advertisement  18 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 Tagged with: Individual giving Technology 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Eric Harris and Tulsa’s racist history

first_imgEric HarrisWhite millionaire Robert Bates, a former insurance executive, claims he “accidently” killed Eric Harris, an unarmed Black man, on April 2 in Tulsa, Okla. Bates, a volunteer reserve sheriff’s deputy, says he thought he had pulled a Taser on Harris instead of his gun.That’s the same fairy tale that transit cop Johannes Mehserle told after he killed Oscar Grant III at the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland, Calif.Oklahoma has executed 112 people since 2012, but Bates won’t be one of them. There’s never been a millionaire executed in the United States. Bates has been charged — but only with second-degree manslaughter.Racism isn’t an accident. And it’s not an accident that Bates was allowed to roam the streets with a gun and Taser torture weapon, even though he’s just a volunteer cop.Big Oil and racist terrorTulsa has a long history of racist violence. Between April 30 and May 1, 1921, as many as 300 African Americans were killed by white racist mobs. Incendiary bombs were dropped and rifle assaults on the Black community were carried out from airplanes.Lurid headlines in the Tulsa Tribune helped spark the bloody terror, which included Black people being hanged in the streets. Copies of the racist Tribune rag for the date of the massacre have mysteriously disappeared from libraries.The prosperous African-American neighborhood of Greenwood, known as “Black Wall Street,” was destroyed. Hundreds of Black-owned businesses were burned down while thousands of African Americans were forced to flee the city.The aim of the massacre was to prevent African Americans from benefiting from Tulsa’s oil boom.Big oil continues to dominate Tulsa, a city of 400,000 with a metropolitan region of a little more than 1 million. In nearby Bartlesville are the headquarters of oil giants Phillips 66, which had revenues of $171 billion in 2013, and ConocoPhillips, which had sales of $62 billion in 2012. The Williams Companies — whose $26 billion in assets includes pipelines, natural gas and oil deposits — are also located in Tulsa.With this amount of loot, it would easy to pay the justified reparations for the racist massacre of 1921. But Big Oil and its local governments haven’t paid a nickel to the survivors and their descendants.Instead they provided a welcome wagon for fascist charlatans like the late Rev. Billy Hargis. For decades the television and radio empire of this segregationist and warmonger spread hate coast-to-coast.Another favorite of Tulsa’s elite was the late faith healer Oral Roberts, who cruelly exploited people with disabilities. He actually tried to establish a medical school. Tulsa’s Oral Roberts University, named for this quack, has over 3,000 students.But there is another Tulsa. Black, Latino and Latina, Native, Asian and white workers and poor people there want justice for Eric Harris. They want an end to police terror and poverty wages. They will lead more struggles in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sandra Bland—#Say Her Name

Houston, Aug. 3 — At every progressive political event in Texas since July 13, the name Sandra Bland has been there — in the signs, on the banners, from everyone speaking into microphones or bullhorns. The name has also been on TV news, in the press, on the radio and in the hearts of those who are still shocked and outraged over Bland’s death in the Waller County, Texas, jail just three days after her arrest by a Texas state trooper.Last week in several cities there were Light Brigade events for Sandy Bland. From the overpass above Interstate 59 in Houston, to the bridge over the Chicago River, to Washington Square Park in New York City, to San Diego on the West Coast, highways and bridges lit up her name “Sandy Bland” and the hashtag “#SayHerName.”In Houston the North Texas Light Brigade, the Texas Organizing Project and Code Pink sponsored the lighting event. The bridge over the highway was filled with a multinational crowd of young activists, new activists as well as seasoned ones, all wanting to hold one of the lit-up signs that spelled out S-A-N-D-Y B-L-A-N-D.Tomorrow night in Houston, Black Greeks Speak Social Justice and Human Rights Council will host a community forum titled “#WHATHAPPENEDTOSANDRABLAND?” to be held at the Barbara Jordan–Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. Speakers include Marlon Smith, Black Greeks Speak; Tarsha Jackson, Texas Organizing Project; Professor Howard Henderson, TSU School of Public Affairs; Sarah Guidry, Earl Carl Institute executive director; and DeWayne Charleston, former Waller County Justice of the Peace. The chief of the TSU Police Department is also on the speakers list.While many activists are questioning why any police officers need to be on the panel, one of the speakers, Charleston, was the first African American elected in Waller County and served two terms as Justice of the Peace. Charleston was involved in the federal lawsuit that resulted in Prairie View A&M University students finally being allowed to vote, based on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1979 in The United States v. Waller County. But for years after the ruling, students at PVAMU were under attack.As Charleston told Amy Goodman on “Democracy Now!,” “There have been three city [councilmembers], a county attorney, a minister, a judge, two public officials, all arrested, all indicted, some convicted, after they participated in get-out-the-vote efforts, and 19 students, I might add, were also indicted, after they all participated in some get-out-the-vote or campaign initiatives. We’re talking about the suppression of voting rights since the Supreme Court assured that right in 1979. There was one district attorney who threatened to send any students to jail if they dared attempt to vote in Waller County. Nothing happened to him.” (July 27)Charleston’s book about Waller County, “Then Me: The United States v. Waller County,” gives chilling details about the long racist history of this county where Sandy Bland died. It’s available on next major events in Texas and around the country will occur on the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. In Texas people will descend on the Waller County Jail in Hempstead, 701 Calvit St., on Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. Buses from Houston are being organized by the Texas Organizing Project.The event is sponsored by Truth 2 Justice, which says, “Aug. 9th will make one full year that Michael Brown Jr. was killed and the BlackLivesMatter movement begun. So, in remembrance of Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and so many others we are asking that you respond, Aug. 9th at Waller County Jail! Justice For Sandy.”Photo: Sandra Bland light brigade.Credit: Gloria RubacFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more

Combatting Mycotoxins in Corn Silage

first_img Facebook Twitter Combatting Mycotoxins in Corn Silage By Andy Eubank – Nov 1, 2017 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Combatting Mycotoxins in Corn Silage SHARE Mycotoxins-in-corn-silageCorn growers should be aware of mycotoxins as they harvest this fall. Max Hawkins of Alltech’s mycotoxin management says in 2016 corn growers faced challenges from mycotoxins and in some areas of the Corn Belt those challenges could show up again this year.For corn silage growers, Hawkins says there are steps to take to help prevent mycotoxins.“Really monitor the crop and get it harvested at the right time,” he said. “Make sure you have it packed. We’re trying to remove as much oxygen as totally possible, and then we want to make sure that silage source is covered. As we begin to feed it out we want to manage the face of the forage so that we feed enough off to help reduce oxygen penetration. Avoid heating which will result in dry matter loss. There’s a lot of things that need to be managed and looked after as guys go through harvesting and feeding out forages.”Alltech offers forage management help, in terms of evaluating forages for the best utilization.“We tend to look at a lot of forages, test a lot of forages with our own mycotoxin testing lab called 37+ Analysis Lab and we can come back with a very in-depth look at the forages along with visuals, measuring density, measuring temperatures, analyzing cow performance, and coming up with a program that they can best utilize the forage with the least negative impact on the cows, themselves.”Growers can learn more online at NAFB News Service SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleChina Pork Imports to Increase Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Six Libyan journalists disappeared

first_img Organisation March 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six Libyan journalists disappeared News RSF_en center_img The Committee to Protect Journalists said there had been no world from six Libyan journalists known for their critical stance towards the regime since the start of the unrest in the country. The CPJ said there were rumours that pro-Gaddafi forces had detained them. They included Atef Al-Atrash, who works for various publications and who disappeared shortly after appearing on Al-Jazeera in Benghazi; Mohammed Al-Sahim, a blogger and writer; Mohammed Al-Amin, a cartoonist; and Idris Al-Mismar, a writer and former editor of cultural monthly Araji. The other two were Tripoli-based journalists Salma al-Shaab, the head of the Libyan journalists union, and Suad Al-Turablous, a correspondent for the pro-government TV channel. They were thought to have been arrested. No further information was available. Atrash recovered his freedom on 24 August, the day after Tripooli was taken by the rebels. He contacted his family the following day. He had been held in the capital by the Gaddafi forces. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Bail for man charged with impeding murder investigation

first_imgWhatsApp Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Advertisement TAGSCourtcourtslimerickRoad tramps motorcycle club WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The remains of Andrew O’Donoghue, Cois na Coille, Murroe, Co Limerick, a member of the Road Tramps MC Ireland leaves Cross’s funeral home in Ballyneety with a 200 motorcycle guard of honour. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22A MAN charged with impeding the murder investigation of biker Andrew O’Donoghue, who was shot dead in Murroe last month, has been granted bail despite objections from gardaí.At Limerick Distict Court on Tuesday, Judge Marian O’Leary granted bail to Robert Cusack (26) of Abington, Murroe, Co Limerick subject to a number of conditions, including banning him from having any contact with members of any motorcycle club.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Detective Garda Fergal Hanrahan told the court the defendant is a member of the Caballeros motorcycle club based in Clonmel, who are involved in an ongoing bitter feud with the Murroe-based Road Tramps Motorcycle Club.Detective Hanrahan said there is an ongoing turf war between the two clubs and outlined fears that Cusack’s release would lead to heightened tensions between them.He noted that the murder at the Road Tramps clubhouse at Mountfune, Murroe on June 20 already lead to a reprisal in Castletroy the following day, in which a firearm was discharged.The court also heard that the murder was captured on CCTV cameras.Defence Solicitor Sarah Ryan said her client was not on the garda radar, that he had assisted gardaí in their investigations and has no previous convictions.Judge O’Leary remanded Cusack in custody with consent to bail until July 21. Facebookcenter_img Previous articleTV – Something for the weekend – Live Sport on TVNext articleInternational festival screens for Limerick film director John Keogh Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsBail for man charged with impeding murder investigationBy John Keogh – July 9, 2015 1536 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Wales of despair from Torfaen MP

first_imgMurphy suggested Welsh admission rates have fallen dramatically because several “challenges” which needed to be overcome. Another report published by his office placed some of the blame on the Welsh Baccalaureate (WBQ), stating, “Discussions with admissions tutors raised concerns with the Welsh Baccalaureate (WBQ).” Oxbridge expect prospective students to have studied three subjects at A-level but many Welsh students taking the WBQ will only do two. Speaking to WalesOnline, Owen Hathway, policy officer for NUT Wales denied claims that Welsh teachers lack Oxbridge ambition, stating, “It is certainly not a case of lack of ambition from their teachers holding them back.” Oxbridge have recently made attempts to reach out to Welsh students and held a joint conference last year in Swansea which attracted more than 1,000 pupils.  Murphy made the comments in relation to statistics published in a report by his office which show that just 75 of the 424 Welsh students who applied to Oxford in 2011 were successful, compared with 84 out of 397 applications in 2007.  Paul Murphy, former Welsh Secretary, was appointed as Oxbridge Ambassador for Wales after talks with the Welsh Minister for Education Leighton Andrews last month.  The Welsh government’s Oxbridge Ambassador said this week that greater ambition was needed from teachers and students to combat declining Welsh admission rates at Oxford and Cambridge.  Murphy, who studied History at Oriel College, has in the past said that students from the south Wales valleys are five-times less likely to apply to Oxford or Cambridge than students in some of the more affluent English counties. In a letter to the South Wales Argus published on Sunday, Murphy wrote, “As a working class boy from the valleys who was given the enormous opportunity to study at Oxford, this concerns me greatly.” Jesus has traditionally been regarded as Oxford’s “Welsh College”, with more than 15 per cent of current undergrads coming from Welsh schools. One third-year student told Cherwell, “The statistics are pretty clear but I have no doubt that the Welsh student community in Oxford will remain strong in spite of this decline.” Murphy said to the BBC earlier this week, “I’m sure there are lots of youngsters who would like to go but don’t know how to go about it. It’s getting rid of the fear of the perceived elitism when they go there. Unless we up the pressure on schools and colleges in Wales to do this, then it’s not going to do anything about it.”last_img read more

Ocean City Police Activity Report for March 8 to 14

first_imgMarch 8, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 82Motor Vehicle Stops: 31Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 20Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 2 EMS callsWarrant, 34th Street, one in custody, at 3:17pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department March 13, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 64Motor Vehicle Stops: 19Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 19Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 4 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 500 block West Ave., at 8:39am March 10, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 74Motor Vehicle Stops: 26Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 21Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 5 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 1000 block Asbury Ave., at 12:17pmDisorderly conduct, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 1:59pmHarassment, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 10:11pm March 12, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 87Motor Vehicle Stops: 38Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 24Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 2 EMS callsWarrant, Crescent Rd., two in custody, at 11:47amWarrant, 800 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 4:33pmCDS, 1300 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 5:40pm March 9, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 76Motor Vehicle Stops: 21Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 23Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 8 Fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, 700 block Wesley Ave., at 12:15amCriminal mischief, 800 block Atlantic Ave., at 7:04am March 11, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 82Motor Vehicle Stops: 28Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 14Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 3 EMS callsShoplifting, 1200 block West Ave., one in custody, at 8:55amTheft, 600 block 16th St., at 10:01amTheft, 5300 block Haven Ave., at 10:12amWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 11:44amWarrant, 800 block 9th St., one in custody, at 1:18pmWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 4:30pmFraud, Gardens Rd., at 4:53pmDWI, 100 block 10th St., one in custody, at 8:26pmBurglary, 100 block Simpson Ave., at 11:12pm March 14, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 64Motor Vehicle Stops: 15Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 17Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, 500 block 8th St., 9:21amDisorderly conduct, 900 block Wesley Ave., at 5:22pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESMarch 8 – 14, 2015Calls for Service: 529Daily Average: 75last_img read more

Greening the Kennedy School

first_imgThis is one of a series of occasional stories on the measures that Schools at Harvard are taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.When Annika Brink, M.P.P. ’11, arrived at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) last fall, she saw the need for a coalition of students committed to hands-on environmental action. Brink is now a co-leader of Kennedy School Climate Action (KSCA), a group that she helped to found that works with faculty and staff to institute and promote green initiatives on campus. KSCA, HKSSI, and HKS Facilities Management worked together to institute composting in kitchen and catering operations, and also helped five administrative offices achieve Leaf 1 certification through the Office for Sustainability’s Green Office Program. Using a series of four checklists, offices can progressively institute green measures that cut energy use and reduce waste, such as encouraging use of reusable mugs, purchasing materials made with recycled content, and implementing energy-saving power management settings for computers and other electronics. During the past year, members of KSCA have hosted a number of events, including a bike day to encourage green commuting (complete with tire pumps and free mechanic services from Eastern Mountain Sports) and a zero waste “Quorum Call,” the weekly social event at HKS, featuring an all-local menu and compostable plates, cups, and flatware. “Our goal is to get all the HKS administrative offices Leaf 1-certified by the end of the year,” said Vidya Sivan, communications coordinator and co-chair of HKSSI. “We will also continue to host ‘freecycles.’ Instead of throwing away the things you don’t need, like unwanted office supplies, you can give them away. It’s a good way to prevent waste.”Students and staff also collaborated on the installation of more than 200 smart power strips in HKS offices at 124 Mt. Auburn St. (University Place) last spring. This year they plan to finish the project and hope to begin installing energy-saving strips on the main campus.Though most major School events are zero waste (including the holiday party and student and staff picnics), members of KSCA hope to write a zero waste plan for all of HKS.“Our general philosophy is that it should be really easy to be green, and it should also be fun,” said Brink. “Encouraging people to be green should never be a case of nagging. It should be a changing of norms. Let’s ask, ‘Can we make the Kennedy School zero waste? And how soon could we make that happen?’” Last February, KSCA collaborated with Rob Gogan, supervisor of Facilities Maintenance Operations Recycling and Solid Waste Removal, on a student-run waste audit, the first of its kind at HKS.“We dressed up like we were handling biohazardous material, with masks, gloves, caps, and surgical gowns, and we sorted through garbage,” said Brink. “We pulled out things that could have been recycled, reused, or composted, and from that we came up with a breakdown of how well HKS was doing with recycling.”Overall, they found that 40 percent of the 130 pounds of trash they sorted could have been reused or recycled. An additional 25 percent of the trash — including paper towels, fruit peels, tea bags, and even a bouquet of roses — could have been composted. They attribute some of the confusion about recyclables to the recent switch from multiple-stream to single-stream recycling. In response, KSCA is working with HKS Facilities Management and the staff-led Sustainability Initiative (HKSSI, formerly known as the HKS Green Team) to improve the recycling system and develop additional recycling education.“We are working on instituting a program of clearer signage,” explained Jeffrey Martin, director of the Office of Facilities Management at HKS. “We purchased new recycling canisters this summer, and we plan to have display tables during peak times in the café that explain what is and isn’t recyclable.”KSCA plans to track the School’s progress by conducting another waste audit this year. All HKS buildings have gone through ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) level 2 energy audits. This summer, Facilities Management implemented a number of recommended conservation measures, including insulating the roof of the Belfer building and installing film on all windows of the south-facing side of the Littauer building, to reduce heat impact. In 2008, the University set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2016 (from 2006 levels, including growth). To date, Martin estimates that HKS has achieved 16 percent of its 30 percent reduction goal.Cooperation between student and staff groups is an essential part of greening efforts at HKS. Last December, the student government created a green representative. Graham VanderZanden, M.P.P. ’11, a founding member of KSCA, was appointed the first representative.“The job of the green representative is to advocate for environmental issues on campus and to be knowledgeable about different initiatives,” he said. “It’s important to connect organizations like KSCA to HKSSI, and to connect those groups with important administrative departments, like Facilities.”last_img read more