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. Christian Aid is to work with Cascaid to dramatically increase its annual income through recruitment and committed giving.Working as Christian Aid’s strategic partner, Cascaid will help to widen its target market and create new ways to engage existing and new supporters. The agency is set to develop a broader and fuller public perception of its work and look at taking the Christian Aid message to new audiences.Supporter recruitment and retention manager at Christian Aid Richard Moody said: A key objective is to dramatically increase committed giving. As a complex and multi-faceted organisation, one of our challenges is to bring together our successful fundraising and campaigning messages that have evolved quite brilliantly, but quite separately. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christian Aid to “dramatically” increase income Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News Traditional fundraising for the charity has focused on health and sanitation and providing emergency aid in the developing world, whereas the campaigning messages have tended to take a wider focus in tackling global issues such as third world debt, trade justice, HIV Aids and climate change impact.New appeals and DM campaigns will include new creative, messages and tones. Targeting and planning will be focused on testing and developing combinations of fully-integrated media to reach people in the right way at the right time and to personally engage individuals. Current media channels include DM, online, inserts and television. 32 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving
Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Releases Report on Rural Broadband Facebook Twitter SHARE USDA Releases Report on Rural Broadband SHARE Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue unveiled a groundbreaking report, A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies. The report finds that deployment of both broadband e-Connectivity and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technology on farms and ranches throughout the U.S. could result in at least $47 billion in national economic benefits every year.“Broadband and Next Generation Precision Agriculture are critical components for creating vital access to world-class resources, tools and opportunity for America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers,” Secretary Perdue said. “Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to doing our part to clear the way for nationwide broadband connectivity that will allow the next generation of precision agriculture technologies to thrive and expand.”The report also finds that if broadband infrastructure and digital technologies at scale were available at a level that meets estimated producer demand, the U.S. economy could realize benefits equivalent to nearly 18 percent of total agriculture production. Of that 18 percent, more than one-third is dependent on broadband e-Connectivity, equivalent to at least $18 billion in annual economic benefits that only high-speed, reliable internet can provide.For many years, USDA and the American agriculture industry have been actively researching the feasibility, usage and potential upside of Next Generation Precision Agriculture technologies. Until now though, the interdependency of these technologies and broadband e-Connectivity has not been evaluated. The report released today explores this symbiotic relationship and quantifies the potential economic benefit of broadband buildout and the complementary adoption of connected agriculture technologies. Going forward, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be engaged in multiple facets of infrastructure and technology deployment, including financing rural capital investments and supporting producers who are exploring which Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies are best suited to improve their operations and serve their customers.In April 2017, President Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. The Report identified Achieving e-Connectivity in Rural America as a cornerstone recommendation. The Administration has been executing this priority call to action through the American Broadband Initiative (ABI), which reflects rural broadband build-out as one of President Trump’s directives to the Federal government. A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies opens the next chapter in the USDA’s response to this call to action. Facebook Twitter By USDA Communications – Apr 30, 2019 Previous articleRichard Lugar, the Food and Agriculture Policy Leader of a Generation on the HAT Tuesday Morning EditionNext articlePerdue Calls Openness to Further Trade Aid Inaccurate USDA Communications
SHARE SHARE By Andy Eubank – Mar 5, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News National Pork Board Putting New Agility to Work Facebook Twitter National Pork Board Putting New Agility to Work Previous articleConservationists Mike and Susan Brocksmith Honored by ASA and Indiana Student Picks Up 10,000th FFA Jacket on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleGreater Indiana Clean Cities Recognizes Indiana Corn Marketing Council With Driver of Change Award Andy Eubank Heather-Hill-on-NPB-changesThe National Pork Board has a new way of doing business and being nimble is what it’s all about. That is on display at the National Pork Industry Forum held this week in Kansas City, MO. Indiana producer and current board member Heather Hill from Greenfield is there.Hill says there is excitement over the new strategic plan and task forces that have already been formed, “and seeing where we’re headed for 2020 and what’s already being accomplished and in the pipeline to be accomplished yet this year. I think in our old process of doing things, we were in a 5-year strategic plan. Everything was very meticulous as to how it was planned out. We’re now able to move at the speed of business and react to things as they’re needed and respond.”There is a new format for the event this year which includes shorter delegate sessions. Also, “guest speakers are being brought in by National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council for all attendees, so I think that’s very exciting to see how our priorities are shifting,” Hill said. “We’re shifting, changing with people’s needs and demands. Everyone has so many demands on their time and only so much time to get the information they need, so hopefully this forum has been very proactive in being reactive to what people need.”Hill finds great benefit to this forum where all types and sizes of operations are represented.“That’s where it’s at,” she said. “Small, big, all different kinds of niche marketers. It takes all kinds of us and all of us make up the pork industry and Forum is really that opportunity for us to all see each other and connect and network and see what is making this industry tick.”Hill is co-owner of Hill Farms, a farrow-to-finish operation that markets 30,000 pigs annually. They also grow corn, soybeans, and wheat. She is a past president of the Indiana Pork Board and is currently in a bid for reelection to the National Pork Board.Also at the Forum, Indiana State Veterinarian Dr. Bret Marsh was presented with the National Pork Board’s Distinguished Service Award. Read more here. Facebook Twitter
News News Follow the news on Iraq to go further News Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Reporters Without Borders today called for cases of violence against journalists and media assistants to be systematically investigated after a newspaper journalist was the target of a murder attempt during the weekend in Fallujah, 50 km west of Baghdad.“Iraqi journalists continue to work in extremely dangerous conditions that go beyond the war they are covering,” the press freedom organisation said. “No substantial measures have been taken to investigate these targeted killings, which have been on the increase of late.”Sami Al-Duleimi of the weekly Al-Bashara was ambushed outside his home in Fallujah on 21 April. A car blocked his way and its occupants opened fire, wounding him and killing his nephew, who was accompanying him. The chairman of the newspaper’s board, Najem Abdallah, has escaped two murder attempts in recent months.Journalist Hussein Al-Jaburi was injured in a similar ambush outside his Baghdad home on 11 February, dying of his injuries a month later.The security forces meanwhile carried out a heavy-handed raid on 19 April on the studios of Al-Fayhaa, a privately-owned TV station affiliated to the (Shiite) Supreme Assembly of the Islamic Revolution, in the northern Kurdish province of Sulaimaniyah. They arrested 10 of the station’s employees (whose names were not released) and held them for 24 hours without giving any explanation.The station’s management said a number of people subsequently gathered in the street outside the studios chanting hostile slogans in what appeared to be a “warning.” News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” April 23, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper journalist wounded in Fallujah ambush, nephew killed December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out more
Facebook Members of the Cantette Children’s ChoirCANTETTE Children’s Choir has gone from strength to strength since its humble beginnings 20 years ago.And on Saturday, November 3, children – young and not-so-young – will come together in St. Mary’s Cathedral to celebrate the amazing Limerick talent that has at one time or another participated in Cantette.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This award-winning choir started out with nine children from the Raheen, Dooradoyle and Ballinacurra, but its number rapidly increased over the past 20 years.There has been an average of 35 children in the choir every year, between the ages of 9 and 16, coming from all over Limerick city and county.They have participated in Christmas concerts, charity events, performed in World premieres and travelled to choral competitions locally and around Ireland.According to the choir’s founder and conductor, Máire Keary-Scanlon, the parents of the Cantette singers have been the backbone to their success.“They have brought children to and from rehearsals every Saturday afternoon, often coming straight from football or rowing or basketball!”Cantette has also travelled twice to the Young Prague Choral festival, to Vienna for the Advent Choral festival, and performed in Paris on Saint Patrick’s Day as well as at EuroDisney!“The support and loyalty of the parents has made all these trips possible,” Ms Keary-Scanlon said.Two-time winners of the Youth Choir category of the Lyric FM’s s Choirs for Christmas as well as winners in competitions in Limerick, Cork and Sligo, Cantette has recorded their own CD and also recorded with the Irish Concert Orchestra under conductor David Brophy.The concert in St Mary’s Cathedral is not only to celebrate the choir’s 20th anniversary but to give a stage – and audience – to the many past members who have gone on to study music as a career.“Many of our past members are now successfully making their way in the world in the music industry, whether as teachers or performers, composers and arrangers, and events managers,” Ms Keary-Scanlon said.by Mary [email protected] Email WhatsApp Previous articleSomething for the Weekend – Thursday, October 25Next articleFine Gael selects local election candidates for City East Editor Print Twitter NewsCommunityCantette marks 20 years with St Mary’s Cathedral concertBy Editor – October 25, 2018 942 Linkedin Advertisement
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Google, FILE(RICHMOND, Va.) — A predominantly African-American elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, is dropping its confederate general name and will soon be known as Barack Obama Elementary.A predominantly African-American elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, is dropping its confederate general name and will soon be known as Barack Obama Elementary.The Richmond Public School Board voted 6-1 Monday to change the name of J.E.B Stuart Elementary School, school district spokeswoman Kenita Bowers told ABC News.But the planning for ditching the school’s name goes back nearly a year to last summer’s rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, she said. The rally turned deadly and sparked a renewed push to remove Confederate symbols across the nation, form New Orleans to Maryland to New York.Stuart was a prominent cavalry commander and major general with the Confederate Army.In Richmond, J.E.B Stuart Elementary had opened its doors in 1922 with its confederate general name. But now, 91.7 percent of the elementary school’s students are African-American.After Charlottesville, Bowers said, “the community called into question whether this needs to be changed” so the school is “named for someone positive who probably represents the community in a more all-inclusive way.”Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras agreed that a change should be made and the school board moved forward with the process, Bowers said. Many names were considered and eventually the list was narrowed to three: Wishtree (a name chosen by the young students), Northside and Barack Obama, she said.The superintendent selected Obama and took that name to the school board for a vote, Bowers said.“He just felt very strongly about utilizing this opportunity to rename the school for a very prominent African-American who has made history and also resonates with the students,” she said.Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney approved of the decision, tweeting, “Thank you Richmond City School Board for re-naming JEB Stuart Elementary, Barack Obama Elementary. A leader we can be proud of!”There is no set date for when the name change will go into effect but, Bowers said, it could be as early as the next school year.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
A total of 547 sightings of 291 banded wandering albatrosses Diomedea exulans and 21 sightings of 14 banded giant petrels Macronectes spp. were made from toothfish longliners operating on the southern Patagonian Shelf during 2001–2005. This included 25% of the wandering albatrosses with Darvic bands that bred at Bird Island (South Georgia) during this period. Thirteen of the northern Macronectes halli and southern giant petrels Macronectes giganteus had been banded at South Georgia, and there was one sighting of a southern giant petrel from Argentina. Male and female wandering albatrosses of all age classes except young birds (<15 years old) were equally likely to attend longline vessels. Most sightings of all age classes were made during the incubation period and fewest during the brood period. Eighty-six percent of birds sighted had bred at least once before, with half currently breeding and half on sabbatical (i.e. between breeding attempts). Almost half of the wandering albatrosses were sighted on more than one occasion. The data confirms that the southern Patagonian shelf is an important foraging area for wandering albatrosses and northern and southern giant petrels, and that some individuals show consistent associations in multiple years with longline vessels fishing in the region.
Migration is a fundamental behavioural process prevalent among a wide variety of animal taxa. As individuals are increasingly shown to present consistent responses to environmental cues for breeding or foraging, it may be expected that approaches to migration would present similar among-individual consistencies. Seabirds frequently show consistent individual differences in a range of traits related to foraging and space-use during both the breeding and non-breeding seasons, but the causes and consequences of this consistency are poorly understood. In this study, we combined analysis of geolocation and stable isotope data across multiple years to investigate individual variation in the non-breeding movements and diets of northern gannets Morus bassanus, and the consequences for changes in body condition. We found that individuals were highly repeatable in their non-breeding destination over consecutive years even though the population-level non-breeding distribution spanned > 35 of latitude. Isotopic signatures were also strongly repeatable, with individuals assigned to one of two dietary clusters defined by their distinct trophic (δ15N) and spatial (δ13C) position. The only non-breeding destination in which the two dietary clusters co-occurred was off the coast of northwest Africa. The majority of individuals adopted a consistent foraging strategy, as they remained within the same dietary cluster across years, with little variation in body mass corrected for size among these consistent individuals. In contrast, the few individuals that switched clusters between years were in better condition relative to the rest of the population, suggesting there may be benefits to flexibility during the non-breeding period. Our results indicate that a consistent migratory strategy can be effective regardless of wintering region or diet, but that there may be additional benefits to those individuals able to display increased flexibility. This appears to be an important behavioural strategy that may enhance individual condition.