first_img The Funding Network, set up four years ago by a group of givers who wanted to broaden their ciricle, is set to pass the £1 million makr in donations generated when they meeting on 18 March at their next Funding Day.So far the Funding Network (TFN) has raised £980,383 for 180 projects. Four years on, there are now TFN events in the South West, Scotland, Cambridge and Toronto as well as London.At these invitation-only events, individuals committed to giving get to hear 8-10 charities present their work in six minutes each and have a chance to question them. Advertisement 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. Individuals inspired to help can do so on the spot, either during the lively open pledging session or through an anonymous pledge. Gifts range from £100 to several thousand, but there is no obligation to give.Charities interested in a future slot are encouraged to ask a supporter or trustee to attend on their behalf, rather than a member of staff, as TFN asks that attendees should be at least potential donors. One TFN member explains the attraction of the events: “The funding events offer an opportunity to stop awhile and engage with what giving is about. I get a simple buzz from being able to contribute a bit.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Funding Network close to raising £1 millioncenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 February 2006 | Newslast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: app Digital Gaming in-app donation mobile  88 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pebble Universe mobile game offers in app donation option for full version Each $1 donation can buy three school lunches for children living in poor conditions.Apple and Google still, however, take their 30% of the payment, so itatake donates the remainder.Pebble Universe was first released in March 2012, and in August it became available for Android devices. Thomas Wedin of itatake told UK Fundraising that “so far about 3-4% of the buyers use this [charity donation] option on Android”. The IoS version is new so they can’t compare this with Apple users yet.www.itatake.com Howard Lake | 12 December 2012 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pebble Universe, the game for Android and iOS devices from Swedish company itatake, is raising funds for the World Food Programme by including a top-up charity donation option when buying the full version.The game app is free to download and the first 30 levels of the game are free to play. To progress further you can pay $0.99 (69p) to unlock the full game, and at that point you are invited to make a donation of $1 to the WFP.Mattias Granat at Itatake said: “This is the first game that have this kind off feature as far as we know. If the player doubles the purchase we transfer all of the surplus to charity. And we thank the player with a graphical reminder of the good action when playing the game after purchase”. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

first_img News Organisation RSF_en After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more Yesterday (13 June), 64 political prisoners in Saber’s Evin prison dormitory put out a statement saying that two hours after being taken to the prison clinic before dawn on 10 June, Hoder had been returned to his cell and shouted that he had been beaten instead receiving medical treatment and that he would file a complaint. A few hours later he was sent to Modares hospital where he died.The statement said that before Saber began his hunger-strike, he had no heart problems. News Help by sharing this information News March 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today deplored the death in prison of journalist and writer Hoda Saber and accused the Iranian regime of being responsibleHe was taken to hospital with chest pains on 10 June and died of a heart attack a few hours later. The Evin prison authorities did not inform his family, who learned about his death two days later on the Internet.“We send our deepest condolences to his family and to all Iranian journalists,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Jean-François Julliard. “The authorities who arbitrarily arrested him failed to give him proper medical treatment. We support the family’s complaint and demand that the prison deaths of all journalists and political prisoners in Iran be investigated.”Saber, 52, worked for Iran-e-Farda, and had been in prison since being arrested on 12 August last year. He began a hunger-strike on 2 June this year to protest against the death of his colleague Haleh Sahabi. Prison officials were slow in sending him to hospital on 10 June, contravening article 103 of prison regulations. Saber was a well-known opposition figure familiar to security and legal officials at Evin prison. It was the fourth time he had been jailed in 10 years. In 2003, he and Reza Alijani, winner of the 2001 Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France Prize, and Taghi Rahmani were given five-year prison sentences at a secret trial for allegedly “undermining national security and putting out false news to disturb public opinion.” The sentence was reduced a year later to six months. Follow the news on Iran to go further June 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iranian authorities “responsible for journalist’s death” News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

first_imgNews United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Organisation “We remind all parties to the conflict that they are responsible for the safety of journalists and that crimes of violence against them must not go unpunished. RSF also calls for the release of all journalists and media workers held by armed groups.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the growing dangers for media personnel in Yemen, where a second journalist has been killed in the space of a week as a result of the Saudi-led coalition’s air-strikes and an Al Jazeera reporter has been abducted together with his crew. to go further Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Security conditions in Yemen deteriorated dramatically in 2015 as a result of the fighting between government forces (backed by the Saudi-led coalition) and the Houthi rebels, who are allied with the supporters of former Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh. “The situation for journalists is becoming extremely worrying in an increasingly hostile environment for freedom of information,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. News Al Jazeera said it lost contact with its correspondent in Taiz, Hamdi Al Bokari, on 18 January while he was covering the fighting between rebel and pro-government forces. The TV channel said it feared that Bokari was kidnapped along with Abdelaziz al-Sabri, a reporter for the newspaper Al Masdar, and their driver, Mounir al-Soubaie. According to RSF’s tally, 17 journalists and media workers are currently held hostage by armed groups – either Houthi rebels or Al-Qaeda members. January 6, 2021 Find out more January 25, 2016 – Updated on August 18, 2016 Mounting dangers for journalists in Yemen YemenMiddle East – North Africa center_img Help by sharing this information Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months February 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen Receive email alerts YemenMiddle East – North Africa Local news media said he was injured while preparing a report on the damage caused by early airstrikes in the town. His death came just five days after a freelance reporter was killed in similar circumstances in the southern outskirts of the capital, Sanaa. News Hashem al-Hamran, a reporter for the pro-Houthi TV station Al Masira, died on 22 January from the injuries he received in an air strike the day before in Dhahiane, a town in northern province of Saada. He was only 17. RSF_en News Yemen is ranked 168th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. February 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Make a comment Community News Caltech engineers and scientists often work at the frontiers of science—pushing the limits of what is known and what is possible. Now, with its eighth annual Breakthrough Awards, Popular Mechanics magazine is recognizing two projects that fall into this category and in which Caltech faculty members have played major roles—the development of ultralight micro-lattices by materials scientist Julia Greer and colleagues, and the Voyager 1 and 2 missions, whose project scientist, physicist Ed Stone, has been at Caltech for the missions’ entire 35-year ride.The Breakthrough Awards recognize “innovators and products that have dramatically advanced the fields of technology, medicine, space exploration, automotive design, environmental engineering and more.” This year’s recipients will receive their awards during a ceremony on October 4 in New York City.“I am delighted that Professor Greer is being honored with this award,” says Ares Rosakis, chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) at Caltech. “She is a great example of how we in EAS are working at the edges of fundamental science to invent the technologies of the future.”Greer, an assistant professor of materials science and mechanics at Caltech, is being honored as part of the team that engineered a metallic lattice celebrated late last year as the world’s lightest solid material. Including engineers and researchers from HRL Laboratories and UC Irvine, the team was able to make three-dimensional lattices composed of tiny, metallic hollow tubes. The end product has a density of just 0.9 milligrams per cubic centimeter, making it approximately 100 times lighter than Styrofoam.“Having developed the micro-truss is a nice beginning,” says Greer, “but it’s not the end of the story in any way. Now we can start dreaming big, developing completely new materials for a variety of applications, without being limited by their classical processing routes.”In fact, since the group described the micro-trusses in the journal Science in November 2011, Greer has received several grants to work on potential applications ranging from lightweight, damage-tolerant, and radiation-resistant materials for use in space to planar structures that could hold thousands of modular solar cells at different angles in order to capture more of the solar spectrum.Stone, the David Morrisroe Professor of Physics at Caltech, will accept a special Mechanical Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the entire Voyager team, along with Suzanne Dodd (BS ’84), the project manager, and Jefferson Hall, the mission flight director. The Voyager spacecraft were built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which continues to operate both. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.Voyager 1 recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of its launch in 1977. It lifted off just 16 days after its twin, Voyager 2 (which reached Jupiter second despite being the first to launch). The long-lasting probes have revealed much about our solar system—”things we hadn’t really thought about or imagined,” Stone says. Today, both spacecraft continue to relay data, and Voyager 1 is expected to enter interstellar space soon.“We are once again excited to recognize this year’s list of incredible honorees for their role in shaping the future,” said James B. Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics, in a press release. “From a featherweight metal to the world’s fastest and most electrically efficient supercomputer, this year’s winners embody the creative spirit that the Breakthrough Awards were founded upon.”The winners were chosen by the editors of the magazine after recommendations were solicited from a wide range of experts and past Breakthrough Award winners, in fields ranging from aerospace and robotics to medicine and energy.To read more about all of the awards, visit the Popular Mechanics website. Full descriptions are also available in the magazine’s November issue, available on newsstands October 16. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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first_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest BWXT Names Nuclear Medicine Business as BWXT Medical WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 1, 2021 Pinterest TAGS  center_img WhatsApp Facebook Facebook LYNCHBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 1, 2021– BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) today announced that its subsidiary BWXT ITG Canada, Inc., a nuclear medicine company, has been renamed BWXT Medical Ltd. (BWXT Medical), in order to better align with the company’s products, customer base and strategy. BWXT’s entry into the nuclear medicine industry began with the development of a new breakthrough technology that will enable the production of molybdenum-99 and technetium-99m generators. Technetium-99m is used in hospitals in over 40 million diagnostic imaging procedures every year. In 2018, BWXT acquired Sotera Health’s Nordion medical isotope business, combined it with this technology, and more recently appointed Martyn Coombs as president of this business unit. “Our new name, BWXT Medical, reflects the customers we serve – hospitals, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies,” said Coombs. “We will strive to help people get better from illness by building one of the leading nuclear medicine companies in the world.” Located in Ottawa, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia, BWXT Medical is part of BWXT’s Nuclear Power Group led by John MacQuarrie, president. “We are pleased to announce this new name for what has become such a vital part of our business,” said MacQuarrie. “We have recently made very encouraging progress, especially with our strategic irradiation service partners, that provides a good foundation for BWXT Medical’s future.” Forward Looking Statements BWXT cautions that this release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to expectations for the production, performance, timing and impact of our medical isotope technology and technetium-99m. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, changes in market demand for, delays in and commercialization of our technetium-99m production; competition in an environment of rapid technological change; and the enforcement and protection of our intellectual property rights. If one or more of these or other risks materialize, actual results may vary materially from those expressed. For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, please see BWXT’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BWXT cautions not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except to the extent required by applicable law. About BWXT At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,700 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at www.bwxt.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210201005026/en/ CONTACT: Natalie Cutler Director, Communications, BWXT Canada Ltd. 519-620-5288 [email protected] KEYWORD: VIRGINIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY DEFENSE PHARMACEUTICAL ENVIRONMENT OTHER DEFENSE HEALTH ENERGY NUCLEAR SOURCE: BWX Technologies, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/01/2021 06:45 AM/DISC: 02/01/2021 06:45 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210201005026/en Local NewsBusiness Previous articleDatatrac Forms eTrac Technologies to Focus on Last Mile IntegrationsNext article4 Weight Loss Tips From a Woman Who Lost 140 Pounds Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – April 4, 2018 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Donegal-based Chinese takeaway owner released following detention Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleLetterkenny drawn with CIE in FAI Cup 1st Rd, Cockhill given byeNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday 4th April News Highland Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Donegal-based Chinese take-away owner who challenged the legality of his detention has been released from Castlerea Prison, Co Roscommon.The challenge was brought by 36 year old Chinese national, Yuntao Yu who had been detained at the prison since March 25th last on foot of a deportation order issued in 2009.The High Court heard that since 2015, Mr Yu has run a take-away food business located beside Letterkenny Garda Station.Yesterday, the High Court granted Mr Yu’s lawyers an inquiry into the lawfulness of his detention.According to the Irish Times this evening, when the matter returned before Mr Justice Robert Haughton today barrister Gavin Keogh, appearing with solicitor Donal Quigley for Mr Yu, said the arguments advanced on his client’s behalf had been conceded by the State and the case could be struck out.It was confirmed to the court today that Mr Yu had been released from the prison last night. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Dorian officially became Hurricane Dorian Wednesday afternoon as it moved over the U.S. Virgin Islands and, quite possibly, toward Florida. Dorian mostly missed Puerto Rico but the island nation still had strong winds and up to 2 inches of rain in many areas.In a press conference Wednesday night, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez thanked residents for heeding calls to prepare ahead of Hurricane Dorian but said “Thank God we were not affected.” Vazquez added that she said that this served as an exercise for the public to make sure their emergency plans were in place and that they could be ready for whatever else the hurricane season might bring. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an elevated weather station on Buck Island just south of St. Thomas sustained winds of 82 MPH and gusts of 111 MPH. On the south shore of St. Thomas, winds sustained at 72 MPH with gusts of up to 97 MPH and the highest rainfall total reached more than half a foot of rain.Meanwhile, the satellite images of Dorian Thursday morning do not look like a classic hurricane just yet. But with favorable conditions including low wind shear and warm ocean water, a rapid intensification is extremely likely in the next 24 hours. If Dorian maintains its current path, it is expected to become a hurricane by Friday afternoon with winds of up to 115 MPH and could even strengthen to a high end Category 3 hurricane with winds as high as 125 MPH. The National Hurricane Center is saying that landfall on the United States will most likely happen on Monday morning in Florida somewhere between Cape Canaveral and West Palm Beach. However, there is still quite a significant spread of the computer spaghetti models which could point to landfall in northern Florida or even somewhere in the Carolinas. But the general consensus of the bulk of the models points to central and even southern Florida.Rainfall forecast models indicate that more than a foot of rain could be possible just north of Miami into Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgCold-resistance studies of marine invertebrates have concentrated on intertidal sedentary organisms, which are often subjected to subzero air temperatures in winter. Mobile rock pool inhabitants have been rarely studied because such habitats are thought to buffer environmental variation. However, it is not uncommon for small upper-shore rock pools (∼2 by 1 cm) to become completely frozen. Such supralittoral habitats are subject to extreme physicochemical fluctuations especially in salinity (0 to 300‰) and temperature (−1 to +32°C) due to evaporation and dilution. The dominant invertebrate in such habitats is the harpacticoid copepodTigriopus brevicornis.Aspects of the cryobiology ofT. brevicorniswere investigated using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Thermograms obtained from DSC allowed determinations of freeze-onset (supercooling point, SCP), melt-onset, and melt-peak (melting point, MP) temperatures, together with estimation of the proportion of water freezing in the samples. The effects of acclimation salinity, temperature, starvation, and reproductive state on these cryobiological parameters were investigated. Acclimation to increasing salinity depressed the SCP, with the highest salinity (70‰) producing the lowest SCP, melt-onset, and MP temperatures at −27.5, −15.2, and −9.5°C respectively. The highest acclimation temperature (20°C) produced the lowest SCP (−23.4°C). Starvation significantly increased the SCP, melt-onset, and MP temperatures in comparison to fed individuals acclimated to the same salinity. The presence of eggs or ovaries in individual copepods elevated the SCP compared to nongravid females and males. LT50studies showed that acclimation to high salinity improved the ability ofT. brevicornisto survive in frozen seawater. Seventy parts per thousand acclimated individuals had an LT50of 64.9 h compared with just 1.4 h for 5‰ acclimated individuals in frozen seawater at −5°C. The study shows that the cold-resistance capabilities ofT. brevicorniscan be affected by several different factors, and the link between the osmoconforming nature of this species and its cold resistance is discussed.last_img read more

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Queen View post tag: Jobs September 27, 2011 View post tag: UK View post tag: engineering View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: Carrier View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier Creates Engineering Jobs center_img Share this article View post tag: creates UK: Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier Creates Engineering Jobs View post tag: Elizabeth (careerstructure)[mappress]Source: careerstructure, September 27, 2011 The assembly of the first of a new class of aircraft carriers, which is generating mechanical engineer jobs nationwide, has been officially… View post tag: Naval Industry newslast_img read more