Arts to go in search of big money

first_imgArts to go in search of big money  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A plan to encourage more philanthropy as a source of funding for the arts is being prepared by the Arts Council in the Irish Republic. It has asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism Martin Cullen for his assistance in developing such a culture.In its annual review of 2007, which was released yesterday Arts Council said philanthropy is an under-utilised source of funding for the arts.The council said it is looking for ways to fund its plans to bring more art to people here adding that “the new Ireland should expect and encourage those who have prospered most to give back to national life”.Chair of the Arts Council Olive Braiden said: “We Irish recognise that with that great personal wealth comes a responsibility to give, to display the generosity, wisdom and quiet patriotism that fosters those aspects of human endeavour that bestow life with meaning and possibility.“Such generosity, if awakened and harnessed — in conjunction with the work of the Arts Council — would significantly enhance the flowering of the arts which has already begun,” she added.The Arts Council said it will outline to the minister by the end of June its plan for encouraging philanthropy.www.artscouncil.ie 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. Howard Lake | 9 June 2008 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Irelandlast_img read more


IDOC hosting three Virtual Career Fairs this week for various facilities

first_img Google+ IDOC hosting three Virtual Career Fairs this week for various facilities By Brooklyne Beatty – April 20, 2020 0 316 (Photo Supplied/IDOC) If you’re looking for a new career, the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) is hiring.There will be three Virtual Career Fairs held this week, each for a different correctional facility in the Hoosier State.Each Virtual Career Fair includes an introduction to the IDOC facility being featured, as well as the next steps in the hiring process.The fairs will be hosted through Microsoft Teams. If you don’t have it on your computer, click here to sign up.To join the Virtual Career fair, click the link associated with the facility below:Pendleton Juvenile Correctional FacilityMonday, April 20 @ 1-2 p.m. (EST) Pinterest Google+ For questions about the Virtual Career Fair, either before or after, email Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Carlos Williams at [email protected] TAGSemploymenthiringIDOCIndianaindiana department of correctionindiana state prisonJobsPendleton Juvenile Correctional FacilityVirtual Career Fairwestville correctional facility Indiana State PrisonTuesday, April 21 @ 12-1 p.m. (CST) Twitter Westville Correctional FacilityWednesday, April 22 @ 12-1 p.m. (CST) Facebook Twitter IndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest Previous articleMan shot in Goshen, another man arrestedNext articleForecast seems less accurate than usual? You can blame the lack of air travel Brooklyne Beatty WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more


World food prices fall sharply in March because of coronavirus, oil slump: UN

first_imgTopics : The dairy price index dropped 3%, driven by declining quotations and slowing global import demand for skim and whole milk powders, while the meat index fell by 0.6%.The cereal price index fell 1.9%, with rice prices bucking the downward trend, rising for the third month running, buoyed by stockpiling spurred by concerns over the pandemic and reports that Vietnam might introduce export bans.FAO said Vietnam had since downplayed the reports.While FAO lifted its forecast for 2019 world cereal production, its estimate for 2020 wheat production remained unchanged at 763 million tons, close to last year’s record level.”[This] coupled with ample inventories, will help shield food markets from turmoil during the coronavirus storm,” FAO predicted. FAO also slightly increased its forecast for cereal production, predicting a crop totaling some 2.721 billion tons in 2019, up from a previous forecast of 2.719 billion and some 2.4% higher than the 2018 crop.FAO’s sugar price index posted the biggest fall, down 19.1% from the previous month. The drop was triggered by a reduction in consumption linked to the virus lockdowns seen in many countries, and lower demand from ethanol producers due to the recent dive in crude oil prices, the Rome-based agency said.The vegetable oil price index slumped 12%, pushed down by sliding palm oil prices which was linked to a plunge in crude mineral oil prices and growing uncertainty over the impact of coronavirus on the market.”Oil prices have fallen by more than half during the past month, which catalyzes a large downward impact on biofuels, which are an important source of demand in the markets for sugar and vegetable oils,” said FAO analyst Peter Thoenes.center_img World food prices fell sharply in March, hit by a drop in demand tied to the coronavirus pandemic and a plunge in global oil prices, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat and sugar, averaged 172.2 points last month, down 4.3% on February.”The price drops are largely driven by demand factors, not supply, and the demand factors are influenced by ever-more deteriorating economic prospects,” said FAO Senior Economist Abdolreza Abbassian.last_img read more


Press Release: South Africa hard at work at WEF Davos

first_imgSouth African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will today Wednesday 18 January 2017 lead a senior government, labour and business delegation to the second day of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, is leading Team SA at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. (Image: GCIS, Flickr)Held under the banner, “Responsible and Responsive Leadership,” Team South Africa will share with international delegates how South Africa aims to respond to this theme. The National Development Plan is a key driver of how South Africa will enable the creation of an increasingly equitable and inclusive society.Team South Africa convenes in Davos with a view to positioning South Africa as open for business and a globally competitive destination which is committed to:• Achieving inclusive growth and employment: South Africa at work• Restoring investor confidence• Achieving a more supportive business environment• Actions to support growth and employment• Refining government spending efficiencyParticipants at WEF Davos will grapple with very challenging political and socio-economic issues including changing geopolitics, lowered global economic growth and most importantly, the creation of equitable and inclusive nations. Delegates will strongly deliberate on how to respond to the message being communicated by citizens worldwide in that they are increasingly looking to access opportunities for growth and development.Today, the Deputy President will address a session entitled Coalition for African Research and Innovation, lead Team South Africa to the Business Interaction Working Group where South Africa will be positioned as an investment destination of choice, and participate in a discussion, Africa’s Road to Prosperity.Day three will see Deputy President Ramaphosa participate in an Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders looking at Responsive and Responsible Leadership in a multipolar world.On Tuesday, the Deputy President attended the opening plenary session of the World Economic Forum being chaired by Professor Klaus Schwab and addressed sessions on Powering Africa; Operationalisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Unlocking the Power of Public Private Co-operation.Team South Africa will engage in a range of bilateral discussions in Davos while also participating in sessions organised by the World Economic Forum.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more


Tough love from mom lights fire under Mike DiGregorio

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Giant killer: Blackwater drops upset axe on San Miguel Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “This one is for her. I appreciate her a lot because I came in today with the right mindset,” he said, thanking his mom for lighting a fire under him.“I really wanted to prove to everybody and remind everybody, more importantly myself of what kind of player I am.”DiGregorio, however, knows better not to be too satisfied with this one-game explosion as he acknowledges the load of work Blackwater needs to make a belated run in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We got to be consistent. It feels good to win, obviously, because we really needed this one. But we really need to have a sense of urgency going to our games against Kia, Phoenix, and NLEX,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City PLAY LIST 01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice “She’s a big basketball junkie and my harshest critic. She calls me after every game and she really let me have it,” he said.Things didn’t get better after DiGregorio’s two-point outing in the Elite’s 72-78 defeat to Magnolia last Friday, with the matriarch making sure that Mike knows what he did terribly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“She told me I wasn’t playing aggressive enough and I didn’t look like myself in the last game. She really let me have it. She’s really blunt and straightforward,” he said.Knowing that there’s another tongue-lashing from his along the way if he didn’t get his act straight, DiGregorio made sure to make his momma proud, lighting up for 26 points on a red-hot 5-of-9 shooting from three to anchor Blackwater to a confidence-boosting 106-96 upset win over San Miguel on Friday.center_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESPractices haven’t been  fun for Blackwater through the course of its four-game losing slide, admitted Mike DiGregorio.What made things tougher for DiGregorio was the frustrations reaching home, with his mom always at his ears amid their slump.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


New KTM RC 390 and RC 200 launched in India

first_imgKTM RC 390 launchedKTM RC 200 and RC 390, two highly anticipated motorbikes from the Austrian two wheeler manufacturer, in partnership with Bajaj Auto, have been launched on Tuesday. While the RC 390 is available at Rs 2.05 lakh, the  RC 200 was introduced at an attractive price of Rs 1.60 lakh  (Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi).Just like other KTM bikes manufactured in the past, the RC 390 and RC 200 are ready to go to the racetrack as soon as they are purchased. As mentioned in our previous story, both new bikes are based on the successful KTM Duke 390 and Duke 200, but set themselves apart through s sports-bike-like full fairing, twin headlamps, fairing-integrated underbelly exhaust, a new fuel tank and tail section, along with mirror mounted turn indicators. Riding geometryRiding geometry on both the KTM RC 390 and RC 200 are different from the Duke model as well, by virtue of new sporty clip-on handlebars and further pushed back footpegs, providing a low riding position on the RC duo. Racing geometry has been provided through a shorter wheelbase and reduced rake angle.Engine detailsDetails on the engines in these two bikes have already been mentioned earlier. The RC 390 has a 373.2 cc, 4-stroke engine with 43.5 bhp of power and 35 Nm of peak torque. Power-to-Weight ratio is an incredible 262 bhp/tonne. The KTM RC 200 comes with a 199.5 cc engine which delivers 25.5 bhp of power and 19.2 Nm of maximum torque, and a Power-to-Weight ratio of 162 bhp/tonne. No Antilock Braking System (ABS) has been provided with the RC 200.Unique Cockpit featuresadvertisement- Gear position indicator- Trip meters (f1, F2, F3)- Digital watch- Coolant temperature- Fuel level- Distance to next service- Distance to empty- Low battery charge- Low oil pressure- Shift RPM signalTo enhance the customer experience, KTM will organise an “Orange Day” on racing tracks across the country, for buyers to race their bikes. For those not interesting in racing their bikes, the company has organised the Touring Experience, which is comprised of camping by night. In addition, Orange rides will allow customers to go on day trips, which is suited to those who may not have time to venture out in the night.  At present, 150 dealerships of KTM are located across different parts of India.last_img read more