Barnardo’s to benefit from unofficial England World Cup anthem

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barnardo’s to benefit from unofficial England World Cup anthem Barnardo’s is set to benefit from what might become the World Cup’s unofficial anthem – ‘Stand Up for England’ by rock band Koopa.The band’s record label, Mad Cow Records, will donate 20p for every CD sold and 10p from every download of the single to the charity. The single will be released 5th June 2006. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity Howard Lake | 7 May 2006 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Perdue Says USDA Considering Additional CFAP Payments

first_img As COVID-19-related losses mount in the U.S. farm economy, USDA Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue predicts the $16 billion in direct payments to producers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program won’t be enough.“We’re looking at that right now, and our economist are working on those numbers, but we do believe that we were not able to sufficiently cover the indemnification from COVID-19 in the first tranche of the $16 billion program,” Perdue said during a one-day tour through Michigan on June 30.Since opening for enrollment on May 26, Perdue estimates USDA has already disbursed $5 billion in direct CFAP payments to producers to compensate for market losses and disruptions. With two months remaining before the Aug. 28 deadline, more applications are expected.Perdue said USDA is also reviewing disaster program options for an additional $14 billion, appropriated by Congress to replenish the Commodity Credit Corporation that will be available in July.“We know that COVID-19 had some immediate impacts on agriculture, but we fear that it may have a longer tail going into the fall as well,” Perdue said. “We’re looking right now at what the effective damage was so we can create a program that could potentially use the $14 billion as well. There may be need for more, but we don’t know what the tale of the results of this COVID-19 will be going forward.”According to Perdue, USDA’s $3 billion Farmers to Families Food Box Program has proven effective and popular, with an estimated 25 million food boxes now distributed to families in need. “Food Box is all about helping people who have need, and certainly those people who have lost their jobs and others can receive the food they need during this period of time in some sectors of the economy,” he said.With restaurants, schools and institutional settings shutting down “almost overnight,” Perdue said the U.S. food supply chain experienced a major disruption due to COVID-19.“We were eating about half of our food consumption outside of the home and there was a real misalignment that occurred from production that was going directly to that industry rather than the grocery chain side,” Perdue said. “It required us to really become nimble to realign that food supply.”Source: Michigan Farm Bureau By American Farm Bureau Federation – Jul 5, 2020 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Perdue Says USDA Considering Additional CFAP Payments Home Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Says USDA Considering Additional CFAP Payments Facebook Twitter Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week Podcast for the 4th of JulyNext articleIndiana Farmers Plant 950,000 Acres of Cover Crops in 2019 American Farm Bureau Federationlast_img read more

University aspires to inspire through TED Talks

first_imgThe most innovative members of the Notre Dame community will take center stage Tuesday at TEDxUND, an event coordinated by students and faculty to inspire conversation and examine critical questions through presentations by students, faculty, staff, alumni and local residents. The event will be held in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC).“We really wanted to capture the spirit of innovation and creativity that we all love so much about a lot of stuff that’s going on at Notre Dame in a variety of senses,” junior Max Brown, director of student government’s department of academic affairs said.Senior student body president Alex Coccia said Brown and senior Ben Eichler, department member at the department of academic affairs, successfully joined forces with DPAC, Hesburgh Libraries, the Office of the Provost and University Communications to bring what he called an “inspiring event” to campus.“Nancy and I ran on a platform that stressed the passions of the student body,” Coccia said. “Our vision called for a student government that acts on student passions and advocates for student needs.“We do not have to look far to be inspired by the work of students at our University. … We, the students, have passion that drives us to grow, understand and truly live during our time at Notre Dame.”Paul Van Ness, marketing program manager at the DPAC, said he initially applied last February for a university license from the TED organization. The license allows Notre Dame to host a TEDx event in the style of TED Conferences and use the TEDx logo, but Van Ness said the committee on campus takes full responsibility for planning and sponsoring the event.“I’ve always considered this to be a University-wide event,” Van Ness said. “I mean it is. It has the UND. It’s not TEDxDeBartolo.“That was one of the reasons I was particularly excited to have students and the library and all these other parties involved because it truly is a university-wide event,” he said. “And so it increased the energy and the excitement and the enthusiasm and the capability of the event.”TEDxUND’s 19 speakers underwent a selection process with a committee of students and staff from the DPAC and Hesburgh libraries, Van Ness said.Sophomore and TEDxUND speaker Joel Ostdiek said he completed an initial application and follow-up interview before being selected. He said his talk will focus on the value of the arts and music education. According to the event website, the speakers will address topics ranging from the physics of the universe to foreign aid.“I’m most excited about watching all of the speakers at the event,” Ostdiek said. “I think it’ll be an awesome chance to hear what other members of the ND community are thinking about and hopefully ignite some meaningful discussions.”Van Ness said 100 people won tickets to TEDxUND through a lottery. Additional tickets to an 800-person live-streaming event in the Leighton Concert Hall will be available at the door Tuesday. He said the presentations will be streamed and later posted online, but he hopes viewers will choose to watch the TEDxUND talks with each other instead of alone.Carolyn Hutyra | The Observer “It will be recorded, and we’ll post them on the web, and so it will live on beyond the event,” Van Ness said. “That’s exciting. I really expect there to be energy and ideas and new thoughts that come out of the event and hopefully it will lead to … more connections with people that will lead to new projects, new research, maybe an additional opportunity for a student speaker.”Van Ness said the TED organization stipulated that TEDxUND seat only 100 audience members for the live presentations. He said the more intimate setting would better facilitate discussion and networking, in addition to making logistics easier.Brown said TEDxUND “definitely” has potential to become an annual fixture in the Notre Dame event calendar.“If everything goes well here, we’ll be able to make it a lot larger,” he said. “We wanted to kind of work out all the kinks and find out how the whole process works.”Brown said he hopes the “special connection” between students and their peers and mentors will make TEDxUND even more inspiring to the event’s live and virtual audiences.“There’s a lot of really cool stuff that’s going on at Notre Dame that’s really engaging and new and creative not only for the Notre Dame community but for the world,” he said. “I think this kind of moves to the forefront those ideas which will most permeate the future and help us understand the past.”Contact Lesley Stevenson at [email protected]: TED talks, TEDxUNDlast_img read more

Pearson thinks bigger

first_img “We’ve proved in the last nine games that we are capable of being very effective and getting results. “It has been a steep learning curve for everyone connected with the club and the squad that did not have a lot of Premier League experience at the start of the season. “But they can draw on their experiences, good and bad, and now we must plan and develop the squad.” Rangers manager Chris Ramsey felt the defeat summed up the story of their miserable season as they were condemned to bottom spot. “It was very disappointing as some of our defending was schoolboy and we weren’t able to capitalise on the few chances we had at crucial points of the game,” Ramsey said. “That has probably been the story of our season, we didn’t take our chances at 2-0 and then the game goes away from you. “I thought there was a pride in the performance, in the effort but not the quality. “That’s the reason we’re in this position, we do good things but then undo it it with lack of concentration. “We had quite a young bench and that is something that needs to be looked at as we only had one senior sub in Junior Hoilett. “The players who turned out gave what they had and they’ve been doing that all season, but in the end quality tells.” Leicester manager Nigel Pearson admits he will be aiming higher than just surviving again in the Barclays Premier League next season. Press Association The Foxes thumped QPR 5-1 at home on the final day of the season to complete an amazing recovery by taking 22 points from the last 27 on offer and secure a 14th-placed finish. However, Pearson says he does not want the club to be involved in a similar relegation battle next season. “Let’s keep the celebrations in context,” Pearson said after his side had completed a seventh win in nine league games with their biggest victory of the season. “It’s a fabulous achievement but I wouldn’t want to be looking at avoiding relegation as a target to aspire to. “The two clubs (QPR and Burnley) who come up with us have been relegated, so it’s clearly a difficult transition to make. “I’m a big believer in setting targets which are going to stretch people but I have also got a sense of realism about them. “Finishing 14th wouldn’t have been believable a couple of months ago but we’ll see how we add to squad and progress next year.” Pearson was delighted with a performance in which five different players – Jamie Vardy, Marc Albrighton, Leonardo Ulloa, Esteban Cambiasso and Andrej Kamaric – all found themselves on the scoresheet. “Having assured our status last week there was an element of whether we could rise to the occasion,” Pearson said. “I wouldn’t say the intensity was there but we played with a ruthless edge and it was important to finish on a good note. last_img read more