Government offers £30m in matched funding for overseas aid appeals

first_img The Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is offering to match fund up to £30 million in public donations to appeals which focus on poverty reduction and the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals.Established on 30 June 2011, UK Aid Match is designed to let the UK public to have a direct say in how an element of the aid budget is spent on NGO projects. DFID will provide £1 for every £1 donated by the public up to a maximum of £5 million.To qualify for consideration, the appeal must be expected to raise a minimum of £100,000. DFID will use past performance with appeals as an indicator of likely fundraising performance. An appeal is defined as a call to the public over a maximum period of three months to donate funds to a specific organisation or project. The appeal must have a minimum reach of 400,000 opportunities to view.Organisations applying to have their appeals match funded will be selected on the basis of the reach of their appeal, a commitment to providing a transparent account of their funding and its use, a demonstrable impact on poverty, clarity of outputs and outcomes, capacity to deliver and value for money.Applications can be made at any time from June 2011 to June 2012. DFID will normally review these every quarter and provide a response within six weeks of the review date.The scheme is managed by the Outreach and Stakeholder Relations Team, Communications Division.Contact: [email protected] 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. Tagged with: Funding  13 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 Government offers £30m in matched funding for overseas aid appeals Howard Lake | 18 September 2011 | Newslast_img read more

India vs West Indies: Upset KL Rahul determined to be more patient with his…

first_imgAdvertisement queNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsz7yfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) anq6Would you ever consider trying this?😱al9bCan your students do this? 🌚8kbh4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Indian opener KL Rahul, after being dismissed for 44 and 38 in each innings of the 1st Test against West Indies, claimed that he was disappointed with his game, but there are a lot of things he is doing right. In the press conference after Day three’s play, Rahul stated that “technique and everything is overrated” and that he needed to show some patience.Advertisement “Technique and everything are overrated – when you get runs everything looks good. So, it was important for me to spend time in the middle. (I am) very disappointed but there are a lot of things I’m doing right. Just need to keep my head down and show some patience,” Rahul said in the media conference.Advertisement The Karnataka batsman looked solid in the first innings until he was dismissed by Roston Chase registering 44 runs to his name, and on Saturday, Rahul failed to execute a paddle sweep against the same bowler, this time being dismissed for 38. His half-century in the single Test against Afghanistan and 149 against England last year, are the only success he has enjoyed in the longest format since the start of 2018.The right-hander then added, “I just have to prolong the good things I’m doing till I get to 35-45. I’m batting well, I looked comfortable in both the innings and my head-space is very good. Happy about a lot of things. If I can keep my patience and keep batting the way I do in the first 60-80 balls, if I continue to do that for 200-250 balls then it’ll obviously benefit me and the team.”Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

Mallards Team of the Week — Nelson Selects U14 Girls

first_imgThe Nelson Selects came away with a silver medal at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup Sunday in Kelowna. The Selects, also winners of the Fairplay award, lost in the final after rallying for two straight wins to conclude the round robin draw.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would also like to add to the celebration with Team of the Week honours.The team includs, back row, Emma Gregorich, Lakpa Dietz, Maya Mierau, Emiy Graeme, Naomi Perkins and Merissa Dawson.Middle, manager Eve Burkart, Isobel Morley, Kyra Burkart, coach Paul Burkart, Alli Zondervan, Bronwyn Sutherland and coach Pat Perkins.Front, Camille Gebhart, Kali Horner, Amelia Matzke, Haley Cooke, Netanya Hanley, Maddie Sternloff and Darian Voisard.last_img

Ranieri stands by rotation policy after loss at Chelsea

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said he had no regrets about resting three key men despite seeing his side easily beaten by Chelsea.The former Chelsea boss dropped Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani and Danny Simpson to the bench, with Jeffrey Schlupp, Ahmed Musa and Luis Hernadez all starting.And the Foxes struggled to match the home side with Diego Costa’s early goal setting the Blues on their way and further strikes by Eden Hazard and Victor Moses ensuring a routine victory.Ranieri said he would “make the same decision” to rotate his squad again, with one eye on the Champions League match against FC Copenhagen.He added: “The same because we have a tough match on Tuesday. The Premier League is one month long and the Champions League is two months. I prefer to preserve some players.”Japan striker Shinji Okazaki did not feature after international duty and Ranieri said he wanted to test Chelsea for pace at the back.“We started with 4-4-2 with Musa and Jamie Vardy because we wanted two fast players,” the Italian added.“But when you concede a goal from a corner [for the first goal] again it is clear. You come to Chelsea and your attention must be at the maximum. We made mistakes.“We tried to react and the second half was much better. Now we must react because we have the Champions League on Tuesday.”Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossip See also:Conte stands by decision not to take off Costa Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Relentless or reckless? Giants’ approach to roster raising questions

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Like a chef constantly attempting to improve the recipe of a signature dish, Farhan Zaidi feels an immense pressure to select the ideal ingredients for the Giants’ roster.A seasoned chef will go step-by-step, evaluating each element of a recipe to produce the best possible dining experience. Zaidi goes player-by-player and position group-by-position group searching for the optimal mix of talent.In his first offseason as the Giants’ president of baseball operations, Zaidi …last_img

Africa’s growth potential – and its ‘Next 10’ biggest cities

first_img18 August 2014Global investors are increasingly taking note of the untapped potential of sub-Saharan Africa, particularly its unparalleled demographic edge. According to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Africa will be enjoying faster economic growth than any other region – and will have the world’s biggest labour force.Most major international corporations are already active in at least one of the three largest cities in sub-Saharan Africa – Lagos in Nigeria, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Johannesburg in South Africa.However, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) economists believe investors should also be getting excited about the “Next 10” biggest cities in sub-Saharan Africa, namely Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Luanda (Angola), Khartoum (Sudan), Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire), Nairobi (Kenya), Kano and Ibadan (Nigeria), Dakar (Senegal), Ougadougou (Burkina Faso), and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).According to PwC’s latest Global Economy Watch report, released on Thursday, the population of these cities is projected to almost double by 2030, growing by around 32-million people. In fact, the latest UN projections indicate that, by 2030, two of the “Next 10” – Dar es Salaam and Luanda – could have bigger populations than London has now.Cities are the typical entry points for businesses looking to expand into new markets, because they enable closer interaction with customers in a relatively small geographical area.“The report projects that economic activity in the ‘Next 10’ cities could grow by around US$140-billion by 2030,” Stanley Subramoney, strategy leader for PwC’s south market region, said in a statement.This is roughly equivalent to the current annual output of Hungary, Subramoney said, adding that this was a conservative estimate that did not take into account real exchange rate appreciation, despite relatively strong projected growth in these economies.Roelof Botha, economic adviser to PwC, said that, in addition to high rates of GDP growth, rapid urbanisation and the so-called demographic edge, “a number of other economic phenomena in the region are starting to appeal to the global investment community”. These include:Significant new discoveries of mining and energy resources, in particular gold and gas; Substantial investment in infrastructure and capital formation by the private sector, which has witnessed an increase in the ratio of total fixed investment to GDP from 17.7% in 2000 to an estimated 23% in 2013;  Sustained growth in per capital incomes, which has led to demand shifts that are benefiting household consumption expenditure on durables, semi-durables and services; and  The ability of a growing number of countries to raise financing for infrastructure projects on the international capital market, in particular Kenya and Rwanda. Both of these countries have recently managed to sell government bonds globally at single-digit yields, which obviate the need for excessive debt servicing costs. It was factors such as these which had seen a return to sound growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into a number of key African economies last year, Botha said.However, according to PwC, there are three issues that sub-Saharan Africa has been struggling to resolve for a number of decades, and which could slow the pace at which the “Next 10” cities grow.These are: the low quality of “hard” infrastructure like roads and railways; inadequate “soft” infrastructure like schools and universities: and “growing pains” arising from political, legal and regulatory institutions struggling to deal with bigger, more complicated economies.“The challenges that policy makers face is to convert Africa’s demographic dividend into economic reality by overcoming these hurdles,” Subramoney said, adding: “History suggests this will not be a quick or easy process. Infrastructure development is a key driver for progress across Africa and a critical enabler for sustainable and socially inclusive growth.“However, investors should form their own plans to mitigate these problems by supporting infrastructure skills and development programmes.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Minister VK Singh writes to Ghaziabad DM on the constituency’s development

first_imgGeneral (retired) VK Singh, the BJP MP from Ghaziabad, has written to the Ghaziabad district magistrate SVS Ranga Rao about the constituency’s development.Singh, who is the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region and External Affairs, told IndiaToday.in that he had indeed sent such a letter which raised 22 points.The points as detailed by Gen Singh are:1. Is there any plan/project pending regarding expansion of Metro Rail in Ghaziabad and what is the status of the same?2. What is the current status of widening of Highways 24&58 in Ghaziabad? In addition to this, is there any proposal pending before state government/Central government for construction of over bridge/under pass etc?3. How many hospitals and PHC’s are in existence in Ghaziabad District and what is there status, in terms of availiability of Doctors, equipment and medicines etc? Is there any proposal pending before the state government/Central government for the modernisation of the same?4. How many governmnet schools are in existence in Ghaziabad district and what is their status, in terms of availiability of teachers/Readers/Professors as well as the building condition? Is the coverage adequate or not may also be indicated.5. What is the current status of Rural electrification in Ghaziabad in terms of completion of Rural electrification projects? In addition to this what is the current status of the urban electrification in terms of condition of street lights, transformers, cable condition (underground and overhead) and availiability of power supply in urban and rural areas of Ghaziabad?6. Is there any plan made for comprehensive development of Khoda village under various schemes of Central/State govt? IF yes, what is the status of the same?7. Is there any special plan for development of Loni area? What is the measure initiated by the State Administration for Public Safety and security in that particular area?8. What is the current status of urban and rural housing for downtrodden and poor people in Ghaziabad District?9. Is there any plan under considerationby the state govt for beautification and purification of Hindon River in Ghaziabad?10. What is the current status of payments to farmers of their agriculture produce? How many Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s are in existence in Ghaziabad Districts and what is their status?11. How many bank branches are in existence in Ghaziabad District and which is the lead bank and whether these Banks adequately cover the district.12. Is there any plan under consideration by the state govt for the rehabilitation of small shopkeepers specially those who are running their shops on street sides and roads?13. What is the present status of connecting of Vijay Nagar/Pratap Viharwith city as well as what is the status of construction of ROB at Vijay Nagar?14. Is their any special projects undertaken for youth in Ghaziabad and what is the status of Nehru Yuva Kendra in terms of their functioning and target achievements? How many sports stadium are in existence in Ghaziabad in rural and urban areas and are they being adequate sports facilities? What is the status of functioning of emplyoment office and what is the status of waiting list of unemplyoyed people?15. How many sick industries are in existence in Ghaziabad? Is there any plan for their rejuvenation as well as their reason for sickness? In addition to this please let me know if any study has been carried out by the state govt for reason of their sickness as well as their suggestion if any for rejuvebation of the same?16. Is there any proposal pending for basic amenities like sewer to be provided in the colonies in Ghaziabad? How many such colonies are in existence lacking in such facilities?17. Is there any proposal pending for regularization of unauthorized colonies? If yes what is the  reason for delay in their regularization?18. How many bus shelters are in existence in Ghaziabad and is there any plan for the expansion of their numbers? How many public utility are in existence in Ghaziabad and is there any plan for the expansion of their numbers?19. What is the status regarding functioning of Sainik Kalyan Board and what all initiative has been taken in the area of welfare, re-emplyoment/resettlement of ex-servicemen.20. What is the current status for adequate construction of pipeline road between Muradnagar to Delhi and what all initiatives has been taken in this regard?21. What is the various state and central govt schemes in respect of comprehensive developments for rural areas, poor and down trodden people, farmers and workers etc?22. I am being approached by my constituents regarding shortage/ inadequate water supply in Ghaziabad, may I request you to please provide me the current status of water supplies with source and condition and functioning of water treatment plant in Ghaziabadadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Defence tells Calgary trial hospital not parents neglect caused childs death

first_imgCALGARY – A jury heard testimony Monday that a 14-month-old boy’s treatment in hospital, not malnutrition or an overwhelming infection, was to blame for the baby’s death.Jeromie and Jennifer Clark have pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life for their son John.Jeromie Clark’s lawyer David Chow called Anny Sauvageau, Alberta’s former chief medical examiner, as an expert witness on Monday.She contradicted testimony from the current chief medical examiner, Elizabeth Brooks-Lim, that suggested John was malnourished and died of sepsis.Sauvageau looked at John’s autopsy report, a neuropathologist’s report, medical records and photographs. She said the child most likely died of an “overly aggressive correction” of the sodium in his blood.The jury has already heard doctors gave John saline fluids after his parents took him to a Calgary hospital on Nov. 28, 2013. He died the following day after suffering a seizure and two cardiac arrests.When John came to hospital his sodium levels were very low at 107 millimoles per litre and that was raised to by 17 millimoles within an hour, Sauvageau said.She said there should never be an increase of four to six millimoles per litre within that time span.“We know for sure that the sodium was very low and that it was corrected way too fast compared to what is recommended,” Sauvageau testified.Sauvageau said it was also problematic that John was given so much fluid so quickly because it diluted his blood.“No human body can go through that and adapt in an hour,” she said.Sauvageau also suggested John’s small size was due to a hormonal issue rather than malnutrition. She based that in part on the proportions of his body.For instance, she said, when children are malnourished, they normally lose weight before deficiencies affect their growth. In John’s case, it was the opposite: he was very short, but on the chubby side.“In my opinion, it is not malnutrition and there’s absolutely no evidence whatsoever of any type of malnutrition in this kid,” Sauvageau said.As for septic shock, two of three cultures taken were negative for staph bacteria, she said. And if he had been really sick, the initial one taken — before he was given antibiotics — would have tested positive, but didn’t.Jennifer Clark’s lawyer is not presenting evidence on her behalf.Jurors earlier heard Crown testimony that John had some blackened toes, an unusual rash and an abnormally low body temperature when he arrived at the hospital.Prosecutor Shane Parker said in his opening statement earlier this month that John was born at home, had never been vaccinated, was not fed properly and had never seen a doctor until the day before he died.Parker said that John was on “death’s doorstep” when he was taken to hospital and, because he was malnourished, he was unable to fight off a staph infection.In cross examination of Sauvageau, Parker asked whether she had been informed emergency doctors had described John as critically ill and “somewhat lifeless” when he arrived.She said yes, but that those descriptions didn’t match with what she saw in his medical files.“Were you told, specifically before you came to testify today, the prognosis was John was not going to survive,” Parker asked.“Correct, but it doesn’t mean it’s right,” Sauvageau responded.Parker asked whether Sauvageau was aware there was evidence the Clarks searched online for natural remedies for gangrene before taking John to hospital.“In this case, I’m not sure I see what you want me to do with it,” Sauvageau responded. “It would not help with the cause of death.”last_img read more

Aritzia sees 13th straight quarter of comparable sales growth net revenue up

first_imgVANCOUVER – Aritzia Inc. (TSX:ATZ) reported its 13th consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth in its most recent quarter.The Vancouver-based women’s fashion brand says its comparable sales grew 6.3 per cent for its third quarter ended Nov. 26, 2017, due to continued momentum in its e-commerce business. In the third quarter of 2016, it reported 15.1 per cent growth.Its net revenue rose 9.6 per cent to $204.4 million, compared to $186.5 million in the same quarter last year. The company mostly attributed the increase to seven store openings, as well as five expanded or repositioned stores since the third quarter.The company says its adjusted net income rose 11.4 per cent to $30.6 million, or 26 cents per share, from $27.5 million, or 23 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2016.While its net revenue fell below analyst expectations, its earnings per share outperformed estimates, according to data from Thomson Reuters.last_img read more

Gov Amazon largest jobs commitment in Tennessee history

first_imgNASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that an Amazon operations hub expected to create 5,000 jobs in Tennessee will be “the single largest jobs commitment made by a company in Tennessee’s history.”Amazon will invest $230 million-plus to locate its Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville Yards, a 15-acre (6-hectare), mixed-use downtown development still under construction in the booming southern city. Holly Sullivan of Amazon Public Policy says Nashville will become the eastern U.S. hub for its retail operations division, with hiring to begin next year.Amazon announced the Nashville site the same day it revealed it would split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia, each getting 25,000 jobs.“This is a game changer for Tennessee. The ripple effect of Amazon’s decision to invest $230 million in our state and create 5,000 high-paying jobs in downtown Nashville will be felt for years to come,” Haslam said in a statement.Amazon’s new 1 million square-foot Nashville office space will host tech and management functions, including customer fulfilment, customer service, transportation and supply chain. The project is expected to add an estimated incremental tax revenue of more than $1 billion over the next 10 years, according to the company.Amazon says it will receive up to $102 million in performance-based incentives based on the creation of 5,000 jobs with an average wage exceeding $150,000 in Nashville.“We think it’s just a great location for our employees, but also a great location to really further the resilience and the vibrancy, and just the overall coolness of Nashville, Tennessee,” Sullivan said Tuesday at a news conference with Gov. Haslam.The company received 238 proposals for its new headquarters before narrowing it down to 20 in January, a shortlist that included Nashville.Haslam said that in the past 30 days or so, the conversation shifted toward the possibility of the smaller hub in Nashville. For perspective, Haslam said the Amazon headquarters proposal could have resulted in 50,000 new jobs in one location, and Nashville currently only has 70,000 jobs downtown.“I think we realized, Nashville realized and Amazon realized, to do something that big, as much as Nashville has grown, would still be a challenge to infrastructure and to the talent demand,” Haslam said at the news conference.Amazon’s choice also followed the resounding defeat of a multibillion-dollar Nashville transit ballot measure in the May election, a plan that banked on tax increases to introduce a light rail system, expand bus routes and build a downtown underground tunnel. In fielding proposals for the second headquarters, Amazon stressed the importance of direct access to mass transit.Nashville Mayor David Briley said the city still continues to invest in expanding its existing transit system.Amazon’s incentives package includes a cash grant for capital expenditures from the state of $65 million based on the company creating 5,000 jobs over the next seven years — equivalent to $13,000 per job.Meanwhile, Nashville has agreed to give up to a $15 million cash grant based on each job created within the same timeframe. The annual payment from the city, however, will be dependent on the actual number of employees added.Finally, Amazon will receive a job tax credit to offset 50 per cent of Tennessee’s franchise and excise taxes based on $4,500 per job over the next seven years — worth about $21.7 million.A free market think-tank, Beacon Center of Tennessee, became a quick critic of the deal. Beacon Center spokesman Mark Cunningham said officials “got scammed into giving the company more than $100 million in taxpayer giveaways for a consolation prize.”But Briley and Haslam contended that Nashville and the state are getting great deals that will quickly pay themselves off. Haslam said he expects 1.6 more jobs in the state for every direct job created, for a total of 13,000-plus.The state says Amazon currently has six Tennessee facilities employing more than 6,500 people.___Associated Press writer Kimberlee Kruesi in Nashville contributed to this report.Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Presslast_img read more