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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 September 2010 | News 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Veolia cre8 offers four grants up to £300,000 each The Veolia Environmental Trust is urging voluntary organisations to enter its Veolia cre8 funding challenge with details of their creative community schemes that will involve volunteers and bring generations together.The Trust, which awards grants through the Landfill Communities Fund, has introduced Veolia cre8 “to help adventurous, exciting and ambitious projects get off to a flying start”.The Trust’s Executive Director, Margaret Cobbold, said: “We have introduced Veolia cre8 to help larger, more creative and ambitious projects from constituted groups that will see volunteers of all ages and backgrounds improve or create public amenities and leave a legacy for everyone to use and enjoy”.The application process is now open and ends in July 2011 when the Trust selects four schemes to receive a maximum grant of £300,000 each.To qualify for a grant, a project must meet eight objectives. It needs to involve volunteers, bring generations together, involve the community, help improve health and well-being, have benefits for everyone, leave a legacy, allow those involved to develop new skills, and be fun for all involved.Schemes from a large part of the UK are eligible. They also need to be located within 10 miles of a licensed landfill (active or historic) and meet the ./guidance of Entrust, the Trust’s regulator.The closing date for telling the Trust about a proposed project is 1 December 2010.www.veoliatrust.org 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 | 10 October 2013 | News Advertisement 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sky Arts and IdeasTap are giving away five bursaries of £30,000 each plus mentoring to emerging artists aged 18-30.The bursaries are designed to help talented individuals involved in a range of creative disciplines to focus on their creative practice for a whole year. To help cement the impact of the funding, winners will receive mentoring to support their development.This is the third year running that the bursaries have been offered.The Futures Fund is open to UK and Irish applicants working in the following fields:Performing arts theatre-makers including directors, producers, puppeteersDance including dancers and choreographersMusic including composers, conductors, musicians and songwritersVisual art including painters, photographers, animators, digital artistsCreative producing – for people who bring together different artistsCreative writing including playwrights, novelists and poetsTo be eligible applicants must be members of the IdeasTap online community.The deadline for applications to the Sky Futures Fund is 5pm on Friday 6 December 2003. Five 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.
£2.5m Communities Fund opens for applications 37 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 38 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced a £2.5m fund to help small grassroots community groups.The Communities Fund is available to local authorities working with community groups including neighbourhood organisations, parishes and local voluntary groups, and is intended to help alleviate communities’ specific local pressures. These could include helping early intervention projects, providing support for disabled or disadvantaged children’s services or providing employment support for the long-term unemployed.The Department is looking for proposals from local collaborations between local authorities and neighbourhood or community organisations to bid by 16th January. Bids should be for new projects or to extend an existing project into another area but not to prop up an existing approach.Grant recipients will receive funds of up to £70,000, as well as advice from the local government sector, training, and advice on evaluating the success of their services.Communities Minister Andrew Percy said:“Local grassroots community groups are best placed to understand the challenges in their local neighbourhoods and reaching those who need their help. This new multi-million pound fund will go direct to those groups of people who are struggling to manage, including those facing domestic abuse or long-term unemployment.”The fund will be delivered through £2 million funding in 2016 to 2017 with the additional £500,000 in 2017 to 2018. Applications close on 16th January 2017. Details on criteria for application and how to apply are available on the .gov.uk site. Advertisement Melanie May | 13 December 2016 | News 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.
CAF research shows more than half give away unwanted Christmas gifts Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Donated goods research Melanie May | 29 December 2017 | News 103 total views, 1 views today More than half of people surveyed by the Charities Aid Foundation give away unwanted Christmas presents, either to charity or to someone else, with 51% of these saying that giving them to a charity made them feel happy.The CAF study was carried out online by YouGov and surveyed 1,005 people at the end of November. It found that 58% had given festive gifts away, with items including:A Scottie dog cookie containerA slow cookerSlippers that you heat up in the microwaveCleaning clothsA globeAn ironing boardAn indoor fountainCandle wick scissorsA 12 inch plush animatronic Spider-Man that sang Itsy-Bitsy SpiderA book about dogs for someone without a dogIn addition, the survey found that more than three-quarters of people (78%) feel that Christmas in the UK has become too materialistic, and that 44% of people agreed that they had “too much stuff”. Sir John Low, Chief Executive of CAF, said: Advertisement 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. “Everyone loves getting presents at Christmas but it’s also a time when we think about making a new start in the new year. As we count the pile of presents that we’ve enjoyed receiving from family and friends, we can also think of ways to help those less fortunate.“Donating items to charity that we’ll never use is a great way of raising much-needed funds for a good cause.” 104 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16
The centenary of the Russian Revolution has brought a burst of interest in one of the most profound and significant events of the 20th century. Major bourgeois organs like the New York Times, the BBC and National Public Radio characterize the Russian Revolution as an “extraordinary coup.” They dwell on its “totalitarian” nature and the way the German imperialists allowed Lenin to cross Germany in a sealed train in order to return to Russia.A little less than 90 years ago, Alexsei Egorovich Badayev published a book that supplies a sharp response to the bourgeois lies. Called “Bolshevik Deputies in the Tsarist Duma,” it is an engaging, detailed description of how Badayev and five comrades conducted the class struggle inside the fourth Duma, or assembly.The Duma was a sop, a talking shop set up after the 1905 Revolution in Russia, to let various social forces vent. It was dominated by the Black Hundreds, a reactionary party representing the feudalistic landlords, clergy and government bureaucrats in autocratic Russia. The other major party was the Cadets, representing the liberal bourgeoisie, which was opposed to reactionary aspects of the tsarist government but didn’t really challenge it or support the workers.Lenin and other Bolshevik leaders saw running candidates “as an opportunity for far-reaching agitation and propaganda and as one of the means of organizing the masses.” (Badayev, Chapter 1) Winning more seats and engaging in parliamentary maneuvers to make slight improvements were not on their agenda. Instead, gaining a podium as a way of speaking to all the workers in Russia was significant for the Bolsheviks, whose party was still illegal and couldn’t function openly.Their platform, drawn up by Lenin, had three main points: a democratic republic, an eight-hour day and the confiscation of all landlords’ estates. This minimum program of the Bolsheviks implied getting rid of the tsar and giving the peasants land.Six Bolshevik deputies were elected by a constituency restricted to workers. They took their seats in 1912 and held them until 1915, when they were arrested and exiled after Russia entered World War I.Badayev, who was a metal worker and a Bolshevik when he was elected, wrote the book as an account of the struggles he and his comrades were engaged in. It explains how they followed their party’s lead in supporting workers in their struggles, using their Duma podium to state the Bolshevik position on the issues of the day.The workers saw the Bolshevik deputies as theirs. If they had a problem, if there was a spontaneous strike, a funeral or a case of poisoning, they came to the deputies.Badayev recounts that before the deputies had their own office, workers used to come to their apartments. Sometimes the line stretched out the door of his apartment and down the stairs.One of the first major attacks of the tsarist army against workers was the Lena gold fields massacre in early April 1912, in which 500 workers were shot dead during a protest. Lena is in northeast Siberia, which was then even more remote than now.Once the news of the massacre spread, the Bolshevik deputies organized massive political protest strikes in St. Petersburg and many other industrial centers.At the beginning of the fourth Duma, the Bolsheviks were in a bloc with the Mensheviks — a party imbued with traditions similar to those of today’s social-democratic parties of western Europe.After a series of problems working with the Mensheviks, the Bolsheviks decided to split and form their own caucus in the Duma.But they didn’t just walk out. Badayev describes in detail how they held meetings and solicited comments, resolutions and contributions from unions in St. Petersburg and elsewhere in Russia. Lenin pointed out that of the donations given to political newspapers by workers’ organizations in Russia, four-fifths went to Pravda, the one associated with the Bolsheviks; the Menshevik paper got the rest.A few months after Russia entered World War I, the tsarist secret police arrested the Bolshevik deputies and a few other leaders with whom they were meeting. After a swift trial, they were convicted and exiled — until the revolution of February 1917 led to their release.In an article printed in April 1912, Lenin explained that “our Party goes into the Duma … in order to call the masses to the struggle from the Duma rostrum, to explain the teachings of socialism, to expose every government and liberal deception, to expose the monarchist prejudices of the backward sections of the people, and the class roots of the bourgeois parties — in other words, in order to prepare an army of class-conscious fighters for a new Russian revolution.” (Marxist Internet Archive, Lenin Collected Works, vol. 17, pp. 506-12)That they did, and A.E. Badayev wrote a very interesting book on how they did it. Many libraries have it, and it is available online from the Marxist Internet Archive.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Portland, Ore.On four successive days in late September, four prisoners in Oregon state prisons died of Covid-19. On Oct. 17, two more prisoners died of the virus. Family members protest Covid conditions in Oregon prisons, Pendleton, July. Credit: Bob LonerganIn mid-September more than 3,000 prisoners, including over 1,000 women, were evacuated under the most horrific conditions from several Oregon prisons due to historic forest fires and smoke. These evacuations — so-called “super-spreader events” — are a probable cause for the current spike in Covid-19 deaths.Evacuated prisoners were handcuffed in pairs and packed in buses with little or no personal protective equipment — in flagrant disregard of public health protocols. Women prisoners evacuated to Deer Ridge, a men’s prison, were kept on buses for more than seven hours straight with no toilet facilities. They were callously told by guards to “go in your pants.” There was no food and little or no water. Demonstrations against horrid conditionsThe women protested vehemently against the unacceptable conditions, and demonstrated loudly and defiantly on each bus. When they arrived at Deer Ridge, all prisoners, men and women, were forced to sleep only six inches apart in cells, hallways, a recreation center, and other spaces. Over 200 male prisoners rioted, sitting down in the yard, after being told they would be housed in a building that had been closed for four years. Upon entering, they found the space overrun with mice, littered with mice feces and smelling of urine – which is not only grossly unpleasant but can carry the potentially lethal hantavirus, especially in dry climates like eastern Oregon.In addition, the space reeked of mildew and the walls were covered with green and black mold. On top of this, the prisoners were not provided with sleeping gear and were expected to sleep in the trash and filth.Of approximately 15,000 people incarcerated in Oregon’s state prisons, 1,403 have contracted the novel coronavirus. Of 72 “workplaces” in the state known to have high concentrations of Covid-19, three of the top four are state prisons. Oregon calls prisons “workplaces” because guards and staff work in them. While no staff members employed in any prison have died of the virus, 17 prisoners have. But Oregon prisons, like all U.S. prisons, are workplaces. In 2019, prisoners in the state produced $29 million in value. Nevertheless, they were paid only a maximum hourly wage of 5 cents to 47 cents. Additionally, 345 Oregon prisoners are firefighters who risk their lives for a maximum pay of $9.80 per day. Of the 1,403 virus cases among prisoners, 498 are in Snake River prison. There, guards and staff notoriously and flagrantly refuse to use PPE or adhere to public health protocols for either themselves or for prisoners. Snake River has the highest death count among prisoners; seven have died there.Sources: perilouschronicle.com; prisonpolicy.com; oregonlive.comFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jan 12, 2016 The USDA released its January Crop Production, WASDE, and Grain Stocks reports today causing a bullish reaction from the U.S. markets, initially.In its January Supply/Demand and Crop Production Reports, the USDA upped its U.S. 2015/16 soybean carryout from its November estimate of 465 million bushels to 440 million bushels, above the average trade estimate of 468 million bushels.For corn, the U.S. 2015/16 carryout is seen at 1.802 billion bushels, compared with the average trade estimate of 1.785 billion bushels, equal to the USDA’s last estimate in November. SHARE USDA Surprises With Smaller Yield Estimates Home News Feed USDA Surprises With Smaller Yield Estimates Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleMidday Update Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter
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More Cool Stuff Top of the News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News The Pasadena Public Library is pleased to announce the One City One Story 2016 Art and Writing Contest winners!The winning entries were honored during an award ceremony followed by a reception on March 19, 2016. The winning entries are currently displayed at Central Library in the Great Hall, and will remain in exhibit for the next month. Drop by the library and see for yourself!We will feature the contest winners in upcoming issues of Off the Shelf, the library’s monthly newsletter, and teen participants will also be feature in the Summer 2016 issue of the Teen Zine.Pasadena Public Library thanks all those who participated! Community News One City One Story Contest Winners From STAFF REPORTS | Photos courtesy of PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY Published on Monday, March 21, 2016 | 11:48 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe Make a comment Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena