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first_imgAccelerating the provision of its £1.2m Digital Skills for Heritage initiativeContinuing to support the 2,500 projects it has already committed to fundingBeing as flexible as possible for existing granteesProviding bespoke advice and supportThrough a £2m commitment to its network of ROSS consultants in the new financial year to support organisations in needWorking with the Government, other funders and heritage organisations to bring together support for the sectorIn the longer term, it has also invested £4m in two Enterprise Development programmes across the UK for heritage leaders, and Business Support Programmes in all four countriesIn order to provide this support, it is halting all new grant applications with immediate effect, and the Heritage Emergency Fund will consist of money diverted from new grants.Decisions on funding for the Heritage Horizon Awards will be deferred from March 2020 into the 2021-2022 financial year, and it will not be opening a further round of funding for these Awards.The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s response to the coronavirus crisis is based on consultation across the sector, including more than 1,250 respondents to its survey, to which 82% reported a high or moderate risk to their organisation’s long-term viability with 53% asking for emergency funding.Further details are expected to be released shortly.  510 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Image: Stonehenge is a previous National Lottery Heritage Fund funding recipient  509 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 6 April 2020 | News National Lottery Heritage Fund announces £50m emergency coronavirus fund The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced a UK-wide £50million fund to support the heritage sector in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  The fund, raised from The National Lottery, will address immediate pressures over the next three-six months for organisations most in need, offering grants of between £3,000 and £50,000.The funding is available to organisations across the full breadth of heritage, including historic sites, industrial and maritime heritage, museums, libraries and archives, parks and gardens, landscapes and nature.Organisations which have received funding in the past or are either a current grantee, or still under contract following a previous grant, can apply, and priority will be given where there is limited or no access to other sources of support, where heritage is most at risk, and where an organisation is at risk of severe financial crisis due to COVID-19.The National Lottery Heritage Fund will also continue to support more than 2,500 projects that it has already committed to – an investment of more than £1billion.Eilish McGuinness, The National Lottery Heritage Fund Executive Director, Business Delivery, said:“We know that circumstances are incredibly challenging for our heritage community right now and we want to do everything we can to support them. We hope this new fund will be a lifeline and a beacon of hope for organisations affected.“Heritage has an essential role to play in making communities better places to live, creating economic prosperity and supporting personal wellbeing. All of these are going to be vitally important as we emerge from this current crisis.”As well as the Heritage Emergency Fund, the National Lottery Heritage Fund will also support the sector in the following ways: Advertisement Tagged with: heritage Heritage Lottery Fundlast_img read more

first_img View post tag: Naval UCSG Assists after Shrimper and OSV Collision August 25, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Assists View post tag: Navy Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a hailing mayday at 10:40 p.m. from a 74-foot shrimping vessel 18 miles south of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The vessel reported colliding with a 130-foot offshore supply vessel, the Gloria May. All three crew on board the shrimper successfully entered into their life raft and were subsequently picked up by the Gloria May.Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Pascagoula responded in a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to provide assistance.The shrimping vessel has sustained significant damage and has approximately 10,000 gallons of diesel and 200 gallons of oil on board. The Gloria May reported minimal damage and no injuries have been reported from either vessel.“The cause of the collision has yet to be determined, however, the Coast Guard will begin an immediate investigation,” said Lt. j.g. Bradley Parker.The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.[mappress]Press Release, August 25, 2014; Image: USCG View post tag: Shrimper Authoritiescenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today UCSG Assists after Shrimper and OSV Collision View post tag: americas View post tag: UCSG The US Coast Guard responded to a vessel collision 18 miles south of Pascagoula Sunday evening. View post tag: Collision View post tag: OSV Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgDStv and GOtv viewers can relive those moments on SuperSport today with Joseph Dosu, Jay-Jay Okocha and Victor Ikpeda commenting live on the 1996 Olympics from 5:30pm on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 9 and SuperSport Select 1 . The Pioneers of Nigerian football will then be coming to you live as Peter Rufai, Finidi George and Emmanuel Amunike relive the 1994 World Cup from 6:30pm on SuperSport 1, SuperSport 9 and SuperSport Select 1.Speaking after the tournament, Amokachi explained why the team was so successful. “It all started from 1989 when we failed to reach Italia 90 and the coach made it clear that he will make us the first to play at the World Cup. We had a blend of experience and fearless young players as well as a manager who had the power of motivation and the ability to bring the best out of his players,” said Amokachi.The final of the 1996 Olympics was a humdinger with Babayaro, Amokachi and Amunike finding the back of the net, Amunike’s goal coming in the 90th minute to see the Super Eagles beat Argentina 3-2 to win a gold medal as they made all Africans proud.Speaking after the Olympics, Sunday Oliseh, who was a key player in the Nigerian team, said: “I guarantee you that as I talk to you now, everyone in Africa is celebrating. There is no sleeping tonight. Everyone will be happy. This is for all the African countries.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram SuperSport viewers on DStv can now begin counting down the days until the football season restarts with La Liga on 12 June, but until then you can ReLive Africa’s best football memories with Nigeria.Nigeria burst onto the global football scene in style in the nineties with an impressive performance at the 1994 World Cup in the USA which saw them finish top of their group in their first ever official football tournament.There have been two undeniable peaks in the history of Nigerian football, two moments which have garnished the reputation of fear when you face the Super Eagles. Those moments are undoubtedly the 1994 World Cup and the 1996 Summer Olympics.last_img read more

first_imgBoth Jim Gavin and Stephen Rochford are seeking improvements from their sides after yesterday’s drawn All Ireland football final. Two first half own goals had Mayo on the back foot, but Cillian O’Connor’s point deep into injury time salvaged a draw. The sides will meet again on Saturday, October 1st at 5pm.  There was one piece of silverware handed out at Croke Park yesterday. For the third year in succession, Kerry claimed the Minor Football title, this time with a 3-7 to 0-9 win over Galway.last_img read more

first_imgThroughout the KIJHL season The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr will take a capsule look at the players on the Nelson Leafs hockey club. Today the focus in on Nelson native and Leaf winger, Dallon Stoddart.It wasn’t that long ago when Dallon Stoddart was watching Brock Munro gain speed at center ice before breaking through the defence and picking the top corner of the net.Or, Dylan Walchuk progress from an unknown to a household name in as he led the Leafs in playoff scoring during Nelson’s waltz to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League crown in 2009.That was then.And this is 2011 where the 6-foot, 175-pound Stoddart is not the watcher. He’s the right there in living Green and White doing his own flying, with a parachute of course, up and down the left wing.“It’s every kids dream growing up playing minor hockey to play for your hometown team,” Stoddart admitted to The Nelson Daily. “And now I get to live it.”This is actually Stoddart’s third stint with the Heritage City franchise that is younger in 2011 than most other KIJHL teams.His first turn came as a bit of a surprise.After completing the 2009-10 season with the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League, Stoddart joined teammates Troy Petrick and Blake Arcuri as call-ups to the Leafs.During the playoff run Nelson was decimated with injuries forcing then head coach Simon Wheeldon to scramble to put a line up together.Hence the likes of Stoddart, Petrick and Arcuri, dubbed the “Black Aces” by one local media personality, were called upon to fill the lineup.Stoddart played four games, which was more than enough time to allow the injured players to return the lineup and help the Leafs upset the Fernie Ghostriders and into the KIJHL Final.However, the Leafs lost to the Revelstoke Grizzlies in five games.But being part of the buzz inside the NDCC Arena was one of the highlights for this Nelson Minor Hockey grad.Last season, Stoddart’s first full campaign with the Green and White, now that was not as much fun at all.“Sometimes (playing for your home town’s junior team) has its up and downs but overall I have my guys around me to help and I tend to zone everything else out,” explained Stoddart, deciding not to attend any Junior A camps, instead focusing on the Leafs. “And if I need any help I have the people around me as support. Stoddart, the son of Sharon and Doug Stoddart, has always loved playing hockey. But at the tender age of 18, he already realizes education is a big part of his future.He only hopes hockey can also be part of that future.“I really want to go to school and continue to play hockey,” said Stoddart, working toward an engineering degree starting this fall at Selkirk College in Castlegar.“And I’ll try to do whatever I can to make that dream come true.”Stoddart is one of a quartet of Nelsonites on the Leafs roster. Two of those players, Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill, join Stoddart to form the all-Nelson line.Prior to Thursday’s game in Grand Forks, the trio had accumulated 15 points.“We starting to get to know how each other plays,” said Stoddart, leading the Nelson trio with seven points, including three goals.“We getting to know where were going to be and how we can help each other out on the ice.”Despite being the old guy on the line, Stoddart likes what he sees in teammates Carsen and Linden.“(Carsen and Linden) maybe younger but they know how to play this game and are learning how to get the job done and have their heads in the right place,” he said.Just like Dallon Stoddart, who has grown from a fan to one of the leaders of the Leafs.Dallon Stoddart Fast FactsPosition: ForwardHeight: 6-footWeight: 175 poundsShoots: LeftHometown: NelsonAge: 18Favourite Music: Likes all musicFavourite NHL Team: Vancouver CanucksFavourite NHL Player: Sidney CrosbyBlackberry or iPhone: Blackberry, but iPod for musiclast_img read more

first_imgOther awards included, Nathan Bernhardtwinning the Todd Matheson Memorial; Arjun Bhabra the Walter Clarkson memorial, Simon Forrester the Scotia Bank Achievement award; Jack Centrone the Alf Baker award; Nick Jenner the Marc Severyn memorial; Bantam Rep Ryan Kooznetsoff the Mike Laughton Sr. Award, Casey Harrison the R.C. Wright memorial; Kyle Patton the Barry Geist trophy; Midget Rep Hayden Klashinsky taking home the Brian Naka memorial; Taylor Harrison the Baker Street Esso Award and Liam Ingram and Andrew Falcone the Sarge Sammartino award for the top junior and senior officials, respectively.Leif Luttmer won the Ted Hargreaves coaching award while Sue Lakeman took the Robert Jeffs participation and dedication in advancing minor hockey in Nelson honour.Cash Nay (Atom), Rhett Hamilton (Peewee), Joe Davidson (Bantam) and Max Spielman ( Midget) were recipients of the Jackson Hole Three “A” award.Esso Medal of Achievement awards for most improve, most dedicated and most sportsmanlike went to Sawan Bhabra, Xavier Tinholt, Ryder Nash, Dane Jones, Nathan Jackman and Sebastien “Seabass” Conne-Corrent in the Atom Division.In Peewee House, winners included Wyatt Groenhuysen, Ryan Durocher and Jack Steer.In Peewee Rep, winners were Nathan Medeiros, Dakoda Fizzard, Reid Gerrand, Joe Laren, Karim Nephin and Matthew Lehr.Bantam House were Ethan Grill, Pax Arrowsmith and Jackson Cousins.Bantam Rep were Carson Pottle, Logan Smart and William McLeod.Midget House winners were TJ Winters, Charles Curiston, Noah Marsh, Ben Price, Kyle Patton and Mike Zarikoff.Midget Rep were Jake Laplante, Adam Volansky and Matthew Zwick. Hats off to the Nelson Leafs for winning the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom B Championship.However, this night was for all of the players as Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another successful campaign on the ice with its annual awards banquet Wednesday at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.Once again the evening was led by former NHLer and Nelson Minor Hockey Association grad Mike Laughton.The Nelson native saluted the award winners along with giving the banquet goers a history lesson on the greats from Nelson Minor Hockey past.Laughton and Nelson Minor Hockey even went out of their way to invite a head table of guest that included past family representatives of the night’s major awards.The presenters took the players, parents and coaches on a trip down memory lane with many great stories from Nelson Minor Hockey history books.Some of the award winners included Grady Groenhuysen winning the Barry Pearce Memorial and Mitchell Erickson taking home the John Reichardt Memorial, both awards for Atom Player who displays team dedication, good sportsmanship, desire and love of the game.last_img read more

first_img14 December 2012 People in Gauteng province can take the opportunity to reflect on South Africa’s liberation struggles on Reconciliation Day, 16 December, by visiting Freedom Park, a remarkable museum and memorial that tells South Africa’s rich, diverse history in a visual and interactive way. Founded on the values of human dignity, rights and freedom, the park is a reflection of the sacrifices the nation has made, its reconciliation process and the advancement of human rights entrenched in the Constitution. According to Freedom Park Trust executive chairman Mongane Wally Serote, Freedom Park is “a permanent reminder for us, now and for future generations, that South Africans did take a step forward to put closure to the past while not forgetting it. “By doing so, we give ourselves a chance to address issues of the present and future, and commit ourselves as a generation to handing over an intact, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, prosperous and powerful nation to our children.”Vision for the future Situated on Salvokop on the outskirts of Pretoria, the 52-hectare site portrays a vision for the future embedded in the African Renaissance. A product of the government’s efforts to create and foster a new national consciousness of the common legacy that binds South Africans, the park addresses gaps, distortions and biases to provide new perspectives on South Africa’s past. Comprising a memorial, interactive museum and garden of remembrance, the park accommodates all of the country’s unfolding experiences and symbols to tell one coherent story of the struggle of humanity for freedom in South Africa – the struggle for survival, land and resources and how they shaped the social, economic, political, cultural and historical landscape of the country. Situated on the eastern side of the hill is Isivivane, a monument that demonstrates the link between all South Africans, irrespective of age or background using a circle of rocks – with one rock for each of the nine provinces. “Along with the boulder representing the national government and a boulder representing the international community, these boulders are used to construct the Lesaka – the symbolic burial ground for heroes and heroines to rest,” Serote explains. To emphasise cleansing and purity, the centre is shrouded in mist that is created using a sprinkler system. “It is a sacred space for individual and group spiritual upliftment. “The garden inspires relaxation and enjoyment of the natural environment.”Wall of names On the crest of the monument, subtly flowing and blending into the curves of the hill, nestles Sikhumbuto, a major memorial that comprises the Wall of Names, the Amphitheatre, Eternal Flame, the Gallery of Leaders, the Sanctuary as well as the ascending reeds embracing the memorial. The Wall of Names is a breathtaking 697-metre physical structure, inscribed with the names of those who paid the ultimate price during eight conflicts that shaped South Africa’s history. The Wall can accommodate 136 000 names with additional information, such as biographical information, available on touch screens. According to the Trust, to date, over 75 000 names of our fallen country men and women have been verified for inscription. Sheltered by the Wall of Names is the Amphitheatre that serves as a multi-purpose space where major national events or celebrations will be hosted. The Sanctuary on the other side provides a serene environment in which visitors can interact with the spirits of loved ones that have passed on, while the Internal Flame within the Sanctuary calls on visitors to remember those unknown and unsung heroes and heroines who lost their lives in the struggle for humanity and freedom. The Gallery of Leaders portrays South African, continental and international leaders for their contributions in the road to humanity and freedom. The gallery showcases those leaders whose contributions stand out in human memory, seeking to inspire visitors to follow their examples.Monument to democracy The spiral path, known as Mveledzo, links all the above elements into one unified whole that stands as a monument to democracy, founded on the values of human dignity, human rights and freedom. Another aspect of the park includes the Tiva – a still body of water symbolising peace and tranquillity. Then there is the Pan African Archives, a collection of materials on the themes reflected in the park and museum. It is a centre of research, documentation and electronic archiving of audio, visual and text forms of a growing body of knowledge. The park will also soon boast a high-level hospitality suite, Moshate, which will be used for presidential and diplomatic functions, as well as a VIP retreat for negotiations, discussions and the signing of agreements and accords. Built along African lines, inspired by the designs of South Africa’s various chieftaincies, construction on Moshate has been completed, and it is currently being used as a temporary exhibition space. Freedom Park seeks to help South Africans, Africans, and people in general to glimpse the origins of the earth and life, and to commune with ancestors and gods as native and as various as the people who visit the monument. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_img26 October 2015 Building a thriving arts industry would help youth stay away from crime, said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa at a meeting in Nyanga, a township in Cape Town, in Western Cape, on Friday, 23 October.His department was helping artists, he said, by honing the musical skills of the youth and teaching them how to create businesses in the arts.It had initiated sectorial and provincial consultations throughout the country because it was busy reviewing the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage.Issues raisedCommunity members brought up challenges they faced, including a lack of access to information regarding opportunities the department offered, a lack of rehearsal space and being unable to access funding for cultural projects and events.“I have spoken to your community leaders and I know some of your challenges,” the minister said. “We are not here to make speeches, we are here to listen to your concerns and to see how we can help you with some of your challenges.”What’s being doneEstablished musicians such as Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse would hold music workshops to mentor young talent. The help from experienced musicians would also ensure that skills were passed on to current and future generations, the minister said.“An idle mind is a dangerous mind,” he cautioned.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A U.S. District Court this week dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the United States and other activist groups against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging the agency would not regulate confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).The groups requested in 2009 that EPA begin rulemaking under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to regulate air emissions from CAFOs. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit threw out the case because the plaintiffs didn’t give EPA 180-days’ notice of their intent to sue, which is required by the CAA. In 2006, nearly 1,900 pork producers and other livestock and poultry farmers entered into a series of legally binding consent agreements with EPA, settling what the agency believed were issues with air emissions associated with livestock production.Part of the agreements was a study of emissions from farms. Purdue University conducted the study and gave the data to EPA, which has been reviewing it and working to develop a tool producers can use to estimate air emissions. That process was impeded by the same activist groups that brought the lawsuit when they opposed efforts by the livestock industry to help set up a science advisory panel of experts in animal systems to assist with EPA’s effort. The agency’s existing science advisory board issued findings on the emissions data in 2013, saying they were “unreliable.” HSUS indicated it would refile the lawsuit after providing the 180 days’ notice.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180102_RyanMartinThe forecast is pretty lackluster for the rest of this week as 2018 is off to a frigid start. Bitter cold air remains the main feature and we should see sunshine dominate most of the state today through the start of the weekend. Temperatures will average a good 10-20 degrees below normal at times through the period. We expect subzero temps each of the next several nights/mornings over parts of Ohio north of I-70, and easily single digit readings for overnight lows in the south. Strong north and northwest winds will be funneling this cold air into Ohio and that can produce lake effect snows through the next few days. Today that action is limited to far northeast parts of the state, particularly Ashtabula County, and then later tomorrow and Thursday we can see that spread a bit along the south shores of the Lake, particularly north central along with northeast. WE can see some clouds from this push down close to US 30, but in general, lake snows will stay north of US 20 in north central Ohio, and I-80 in northeast Ohio.South winds start to develop Saturday night of our next front and storm system. These winds will help moderate temperatures some, but we stay mostly below freezing right on through Sunday. A powerful low comes out of the central to southern plains next weekend and we start to see precipitation push into western and southwestern Ohio next Sunday night. The cold air in place means precipitation will start as snow. But, as strong south winds continue to come up ahead of the actual cold front, precipitation changes over to rain in southwest Ohio by 4 to 5 a.m. Monday morning. We could see some heavier rains or even a rumble of thunder through Monday morning in those areas. Waking up Monday in northwest Ohio, we can see a sloppy mix continue through the day as the low pressure center tracks over Indiana, and in eastern parts of the state we could see some significant snows through the noon hour before an attempt at a wintry mix develops. Eventually, strong north winds will return and bring back arctic air behind the front late Monday overnight and into early Tuesday. However, moisture may be significantly decreased by then, meaning the ending snows may be minor, but could blow substantially through the first half of Tuesday. This is our initial look at this system in terms of laying it out to you chronologically. There is plenty of time for things to change, and timing will be one of those variables. Also, there is a large amount of moisture with this system. We can see liquid equivalent precipitation totals of half to 1”. The map above shows  liquid equivalent  precipitation totals over the entire potential duration of the event. This has the potential to be a mess! So, track here is very, very important. The current track has a large amount of rain with it. If the low stays a little farther south and east, we could be looking at a lot more snow, and very little rain. Or, if it tracks farther north and west, over IL and into MI let’s say, they we could be looking at more or even all rain! So, the one thing for certain is that we have a massive winter storm headed toward us to finish the weekend and start next week, and there is plenty of moisture with it. But…it all comes down to the track as to what type of precipitation we see, and who gets the worst. We will be watching this storm closely the rest of the week, and will have updates all the way through.Behind the system, we have another bitter cold week on the way then next week. Temps pull back to below normal levels, and may try and rival this week, although we think next week may end up being just slightly better. In the extended 11-16 day forecast window, we have dry weather continuing through the 13th, but then another front is on the way for the 14th, which can bring another chance of significant snows just ahead of mid-month. Our quick look at week 3 and week 4 suggests that we see below normal temps through most of the balance of January.last_img read more