Building Managing Asset Base 14 Nd Advice for Nonprofit Organizations (Issue 14: N Ew Directions for Philanthropy-Pf):

first_imgBuilding Managing Asset Base 14 Nd Advice for Nonprofit Organizations (Issue 14: N Ew Directions for Philanthropy-Pf): Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News 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.  11 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

MARCH – APRIL

first_imgMARCH5 Sugar Craft – Human Figure ModellingLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 8 Convenience Retailing ShowLocation: Birmingham NECContact, tel: 0870 429 4664Visit: [http://www.cstoreshow.com]7 – 8 The European Sandwich & Snack ShowLocation: Palais des Congrès de Paris, Porte Maillot, ParisContact, tel: 01707 36536410 – 11 Bread Matters FundamentalLocation: Bread Matters, CumbriaContact, tel: 01768 881899 (Andrew Whitley)13-16 International Materials Handling Exhibition 2007NEC, BirminghamVisit [http://www.imhxonline.com]14 Annual Processor ConferenceHome-Grown Cereals AuthorityLocation: The British Library, LondonContact, tel: 020 7520 3948Email: [email protected] Sugar Craft – Simple Cake Decorating SkillsLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 21 International Food & Drink Exhibition (IFE)Location: ExCel, LondonContact, tel: 020 7886 3054 (Kieron Haycock)18 – 21 Pro2Pac showLocation: ExCeL, LondonContact, tel: 020 7886 3054website: [http://www.pro2pac.co.uk]19-20 British Society of Baking Spring ConferenceLocation: CCFRA, Chipping CampdenContact, tel: 01869 277164email: [email protected] – 21 Essential Skills For Working With ChocolateLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Advanced Skills for Working with ChocolateLocation: The Slattery School of Excellence, ManchesterContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Easy to Make ChocolatesLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Half Day Chocolate WorkshopLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 29 Sugar Craft – Advanced Human Figure ModellingLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Half Day Children’s Easter Chocolate WorkshopLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 18 Chocolate Displays, Decorations and CentrepiecesLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Chocolate Wedding and Celebration CakesLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Half Day Chocolate WorkshopLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] Full Day Chocolate WorkshopLocation: The Slattery School of ExcellenceContact, tel: 0161 7679303email: [email protected] – 22 Two Day North European Baking CourseLocation: Bread Matters, CumbriaContact, tel: 01768 881899(Andrew Whitley)25 Richemont Club of Great BritainAnnual General MeetingLocation: John Slattery’s, WhitefieldContact, email: [email protected]last_img read more

A common weed could feed the world

first_imgToday, three plants—corn, soybeans, and rice—feed most of the people on the planet. But for most of human history, people ate the seeds and fruit of hundreds of native plants. Our food system today is more productive—but also more vulnerable. It’s a concern that has haunted Stephen Carmody, an archaeologist at The University of the South. He has spent decades exploring ancient caves in the Southeast searching for plants that people had forgotten. To his surprise, most of the ancient seeds and plants he has uncovered are still around today, growing wild in nearly every habitat—along railroad tracks, in abandoned fields, and even in many backyards and gardens.“Indigenous people ate dozens of plants that today we call weeds,” says Carmody. Last year, Carmody uncovered seeds in a Tennessee cave that were at least 8,000 years old. He experimentally planted a few of the seeds, including seeds for the common weed often called lambsquarters or Chenopodium. Because lambsquarters are native to the Southeast, they are equipped with everything they need to grow. While it takes roughly 3,000 gallons of water to produce a bushel of corn, growing lambsquarters requires next to nothing. Lambsquarters utilize long tap roots that stretch deep into the soil, sucking up all the water and minerals they need to thrive.  Lambsquarters’ leaves contain more nutrients than spinach and produce a seed similar to quinoa—a superfood so popular that Whole Foods can barely keep it in stock.Currently, the vast majority of the foods grown on both organic and conventional farms is not native to the region in which they are grown. These crops are less hardy and poorly adapted to regional climate and conditions. Nonnative plants and food crops also tend to require a lot of fertilizers, pesticides, water, and money. Yet growing lambsquarters is as simple as scattering seed, walking away, and returning a few months later to harvest. Growing lambsquarters and other ancient foods could be part of a new agricultural revolution as climate change threatens conventional crops and farming methods.“As a soil scientist, I think the most important thing that we can do is understand the limits of what the land can produce and communicate that to people,” says Troy Milosovich, researcher and farm manager with Carmody’s Native Cultigen Experimental Farm.  “Globally, we have lost half of our soil’s organic matter. Look at the amount of land we are no longer able to farm due to erosion. We can’t continue to do what we’ve done in the past and continue to feed a growing population.”Carmody admits that growing out native plants by itself won’t solve the global food crisis, but it can help farmers regionally and globally adapt to climate change. “The crops we grow today are adapted to a climate that won’t exist in one hundred years,” says Carmody. “We need to be integrating more native species of plants that can withstand climate extremes.”Many agricultural innovations require significant capital. In this case, we can address part of a global problem with a simple, ancient seed—and a change in our perspective on what we consider a weed.“My urge is to get rid of weeds,” says Dr. Sarah Sherwood, a soil scientist at the University of the South. “But what is a weed really but a plant whose use we haven’t discovered. Changing the way we view plants like lambsquarters can lead to changes in our diets, our health, and the health of the food system. Sometimes the most elegant and important solutions can be right beneath our feet.”last_img read more

Airtel 2019 Kabaka run set for April 7

first_img“In line with our three-year theme, we intend to continue driving awareness about the sickle cell disease,” Somasekhar said, “Last year we donated over 140,000 sickle cell testing kits to Uganda National Health Laboratory Services procured from the proceeds of this prestigious run.”Share on: WhatsApp Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom have launched the 2019 edition of the annual Airtel Kabaka run at the Buganda Kingdom offices in Bulange Mengo.This year’s run will be held on April 7, 2019 and the tickets are on sale at Shs10, 000. Airtel’s Uganda MD V.G. Somasekhar called on Ugandans to always join in the noble cause to alleviate the sickle cell disease through participating in the run.last_img read more

Perisic joins Bayern on one-year loan from Inter Milan

first_imgIvan Perisic. PHOTO via @FCBayern “I am sure that Ivan will integrate quickly as he already knows the Bundesliga and Niko Kovac,” added Salihamidzic.Perisic’s current contract at Inter runs until 2022, but he was reportedly set to play less of a role under new coach Antonio Conte.At Bayern, he will provide much-needed reinforcement on the wing following the departure of veteran club icons Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery at the end of last season.The German giants had initially targeted Sane, but turned their attentions to Perisic after the Manchester City winger tore his anterior cruciate ligament last week, potentially ruling him out until early 2020.It remains unclear whether Bayern will still make a bid for Sane despite his injury. Yet several former Bayern players have insisted that Perisic would be more than just a plan B.“I don’t think Perisic is an emergency solution, he is a fantastic player who can help Bayern immediately and won’t need any time to adjust,” former Bayern captain Stefan Effenberg told Sport1.Bayern launch their Bundesliga season at home to Hertha Berlin on Friday. Berlin, Germany | AFP | Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have signed Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic on a one-year loan deal, the club confirmed Tuesday.“Ivan will help us immediately with his many years of international experience,” said Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.“He is technically gifted and flexible in attack.”Perisic, 30, is widely considered to be Bayern’s back-up option after their bid to sign Leroy Sane was derailed by the Manchester City winger’s recent knee injury.The 2018 World Cup finalist had already confirmed the transfer to German media after he was spotted undergoing a medical check in Munich on Monday.According to Bild newspaper, Bayern have paid five million Euros ($5.6m) for the Croatian international, with the option to buy him outright for around 20 million Euros at the end of the season.Perisic is a familiar name in Germany, having won the Bundesliga title with Borussia Dortmund and the German Cup with Wolfsburg earlier in his career.“I am very happy to be back in Germany. Bayern are one of the biggest clubs in Europe. We don’t want to just win the league and cup, we also want to attack the Champions League,” said Perisic.He also played under Bayern coach Niko Kovac during the latter’s two-year spell as Croatia coach between 2013 and 2015.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP investigating death after possible assault

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating a possible assault that may have lead to the death of one man.Saturday at 12:55 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of a traffic collision and possible assault in the parking lot of the Home Hardware.  A male exited the store and confronted a male who was interfering with his vehicle. During the confrontation, the vehicle owner attempted to apprehend the suspect as he attempted to flee in another vehicle.  As a result the vehicle owner was severely injured, resulting in him being airlifted to a hospital in Edmonton where he succumbed to his injuries.Edmonton RCMP Major Crimes Unit, Forensic Identification and Grande Prairie GIS are currently investigating this matter.- Advertisement -Investigators are asking anyone who may have information, or anyone who may have witnessed this occurrence to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.The name of the deceased is not being released, pending notification of next of kin.  No additional information is available at this time.  The RCMP intend to issue an update as more becomes known by investigators.last_img read more

Breaking: Driver injured in serious collision on Letterkenny – Stranorlar road

first_imgEmergency services are at the scene of a single-vehicle accident on the N13 at Kilross this Tuesday morning.The incident occurred before 9am at Knockfair, on the main road from Ballybofey/Stranorlar to Letterkenny.It is understood that there was one female occupant in the vehicle involved. Ambulance services and gardaí are currently at the scene.Motorists are being advised to expect delays in the area.More updates to follow    Breaking: Driver injured in serious collision on Letterkenny – Stranorlar road was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Read and Manage Your Gmail in Vim with Vmail

first_imgRelated Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid,Love Vim? Use Gmail? Then check out Vmail, a Ruby-based Gmail client for Vim written by Daniel Choi. Vmail gives you a full command line interface for Gmail from within Vim, including reading, composing, starring, deleting, archiving and marking spam.Of course, Emacs users have been able to check e-mail from within Emacs for years. “A common criticism that text editor (vim) fans throw in the face of operating system fans (emacs) is that a text editor should simply edit text,” writes Steve Klabnik at The Changelog. “I’m slightly torn, but it’s still pretty freaking cool.” Don’t worry Vim purists: it’s just a plugin, not a change to the Vim core.Screenshot via The ChangelogVmail requires:a Gmail accounta relatively recent version of Vim (vmail is developed against Vim 7.3)Ruby with SSL support compiled in (vmail is developed using Ruby 1.9.2)RubyGems (if Ruby version is older than 1.9)the lynx text-only-mode web browser is required to view HTML mail parts in vmailThe current version of Vmail requires a Unix-like environment, but Choi says he hopes to support Windows in the future. klint finley Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#Tools Love Vim? Use Gmail? Then check out Vmail, a Ruby-based Gmail client for Vim written by Daniel Choi. Vmail gives you a full command line interface for Gmail from within Vim, including reading, composing, starring, deleting, archiving and marking spam.Of course, Emacs users have been able to check e-mail from within Emacs for years. “A common criticism that text editor (vim) fans throw in the face of operating system fans (emacs) is that a text editor should simply edit text,” writes Steve Klabnik at The Changelog. “I’m slightly torn, but it’s still pretty freaking cool.” Don’t worry Vim purists: it’s just a plugin, not a change to the Vim core.Screenshot via The ChangelogVmail requires:a Gmail accounta relatively recent version of Vim (vmail is developed against Vim 7.3)Ruby with SSL support compiled in (vmail is developed using Ruby 1.9.2)RubyGems (if Ruby version is older than 1.9)the lynx text-only-mode web browser is required to view HTML mail parts in vmailThe current version of Vmail requires a Unix-like environment, but Choi says he hopes to support Windows in the future. Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#Tools 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… klint finleylast_img read more

The 7 Coolest Kickstarters for Video Professionals

first_imgCatch up on the latest video tech with these seven innovative Kickstarter campaigns.Top image via Starslider.As any video professional will tell you, filmmaking technology is advancing at an incredible rate. Digital video technology is becoming smaller, faster, and more innovative so quickly that it can be hard to keep up. Fear not: if you want to stay ahead of the curve on the latest gear, get in on these innovative Kickstarter campaigns while the getting’s good.LitleCane — Take Cinematic Videos with Your PhoneThe LitleCane is a smartphone gimbal that offers a full range of smooth motion to your video projects. It has handheld joystick controls for filming on the go, and it offers both front and rear filming. Live streaming is a breeze, as is pretty much any other smartphone video shoot.With available auto-tracking, panorama, and time-lapse modes, this gimbal’s Kickstarter is off to a hot start. Accessories like a charging gimbal option and GoPro adapter will make you want to get in on some of the best investment options now.You can check the full LitleCane Kickstarter page here.Starslider — Smart and Modular Camera GearsThe Starslider is more than your average camera slider. It’s an entire ecosystem of professional video equipment that offers a full array of control, moves, and motorization. It’s sleek and easy, combining pans and tilts with pushes and pulls — giving you full control of time-lapse settings from your smartphone. Just look at this range of motion!The Starslider features three full axes of motion, and you can control it entirely via the intuitive smartphone app. The app allows you to program movements as complex as Bézier curves and bulb ramping. It’s well on its way to reach its $65,000 goal and then some.Check out the full Starslider Kickstarter here for a greater breakdown of its capabilities.MSE Rover — The Professional Smartphone Camera CageIf the majority of film and video Kickstarters in 2017 is any sign, smartphone filmmaking is definitely the way of the future. The MSE Rover is another great example of innovative adaptation of traditional filmmaking equipment.The MSE Rover is a smartphone mounting cage designed to give you complete motion freedom along with unparalleled protection and stability. It’s as tough and sturdy as it is light and steady — plus no batteries!The MSE Rover is also unique in that its adjustable frame gives you 360-degrees of rotation with customizable tension. The parts are interchangeable, and they can connect to tripods, sliders or whatever else you’d like — including the accessories offered by MSE.You can check out the full MSE Rover Kickstarter page here.DirectorsApp — Perfectly Cut Movies in SecondsUnless you speak German, you better check out this Kickstarter in a browser with a translate function. This German-engineered smartphone software gives directors the power to view their shots together through an app that automatically edits everything together. It’s like working with an intuitive storyboard that brings your ideas to life.While the app is free to download and use, backing the Kickstarter early gets you in on the ground floor (and some free video templates to boot).You can check out the full DirectorsApp Kickstarter here.MicRig — Universal Video Grip Handle with Built-in Stereo MicThe MicRig is a Kickstarter for “the world’s first universal video handle with an integrated microphone.” It offers a steady hand-held mount for your DSLR or GoPro and solves poor audio recording problems. It’s perfect for DIY enthusiasts looking to film on the run.The MicRig, made by Sevenoak, is already in production and is available as part of a full line of video production equipment. The Kickstarter is already halfway to its $45,000 goal.You can check out the full MicRig Kickstarter page here.Mine — Modular ControllerWhile technically suited more to an audio-recording professional or musician, the Mine Modular Controller would be great for video editors who do a lot of sound design and mixing. The modular controller offers a highly customizable set-up that you can easily arrange and rearrange. The Mine easily syncs to your Mac or PC.For those familiar with modular MIDI controllers, the customizable setup is incredibly popular. Mine’s modular controller offers hands-on control and flexibility.You can check out the full Mine Kickstarter here.TwoEyes VR — 360 cameraSay hello to Two Eyes VR, the first 360-degree, 4k video camera that mirrors human eyesight. The camera includes two pairs of 180-degree lenses that are 65mm apart to replicate the average distance between a person’s eyes.The design offers full 360-degree VR capture for unparalleled realism on social platforms like Youtube and Facebook.As you can see in the demo, the Two Eyes allows 36o-degree smartphone VR viewing, with both vertical and horizontal splits. The Kickstarter has already out-earned its $40,000 goal with $157,000 in pledges.You can check out the full TwoEyes Kickstarter here.Have any cool Kickstarter campaigns you’re looking to pledge to? Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

Dhoni wins toss, India to bat

first_imgIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against England in the lone Twenty20 match in Manchester on Wednesday.For India Ajinkya Rahane and veteran Rahul Dravid will make their Twenty20 debut while Alex Hales and Jos Buttler are the debutants for England.Teams:India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, R Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Munaf Patel.England: Stuart Broad (capt), Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Samit Patel, Jos Buttler, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Jade Dernbach.Umpires: Rob Bailey and Richard Ellingworth.Match referee: Jeff Crowe.last_img read more