CAF launches £20m charity resilience fund AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 The Charities Aid Foundation is offering £20 million in financial support to charitable organisations in England supporting those hardest hit by Covid-19.The CAF Resilience Fund will deliver grants of between £10k and £100k. Both registered and unregistered small and mid-sized charitable organisations, including community interest companies and community education organisations can apply. The grants are also flexible, so organisations can spend them on core costs such as rent and utilities.The causes and communities the fund aims to help include people living in poverty, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, children and young people, the unemployed, the homeless, people with physical or learning disabilities and those pushed into crisis because of Covid-19. Advertisement [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrii3JBS2KY&feature=emb_logo[/youtube]Due to anticipated high levels of demand, CAF expects to focus on:Charities and other organisations whose established charitable activities have been severely reduced or are at risk of being severely reduced to the detriment of vulnerable or disadvantaged groupsOrganisations that are having to deliver core services in fundamentally different or unusual ways in order to respond to the crisis and still reach their beneficiaries within vulnerable or disadvantaged groupsOrganisations that are deeply embedded with communities and have established networks to deliver their charitable activitiesThe funding for the CAF Resilience Fund has been provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as part of its Community Match Challenge funding scheme, and matched by the Covid-19 Support Fund, created by the insurance and long-term savings industry.Monica Brown, Head of Charity Advisory at CAF, said:“This fund represents an opportunity for CAF to help get desperately needed funds to the charities that have been at the very heart of the response to this pandemic, the ones that have been there for those most in need.“This money will be spent to help the areas of the country where the need is greatest, including communities that have struggled to access earlier funding, those that face cultural barriers and those that have lacked a voice through these long, difficult months.“Be they charities or other organisations helping the homeless, those serving Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, assisting the elderly facing isolation or providing urgent shelter to those fleeing abuse, this CAF Resilience Fund will provide a lifeline to as many organisations as possible.”Charities applying must deliver their services in England and be able to spend the grant money before 31 March 2021, and applications must be submitted by no later than midday on 10 November 2020. 672 total views, 2 views today Melanie May | 20 October 2020 | News Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding 673 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 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.
News News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Receive email alerts RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced concern about the petition filed today by prosecutor Dmitri Shokhin asking the supreme court to overturn a Moscow jury’s acquittal on 5 May of three men accused of the July 2004 murder of US journalist Paul Klebnikov. Shokhin had already threatened to do this.“We hailed the jury’s verdict because it supported the doubts we have voiced from the outset about the seriousness of the investigation carried out by the authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This was the first time a jury trial was held in Russia in the case of a murdered journalist and we would not want the prosecutors to use procedural errors to get the defendants convicted at all costs, as their guilt was not clearly established.”The press freedom organisation added: “If pressure was put on the jury, as the prosecutor seems to be implying, the authorities should look into this. Meanwhile we remain convinced that the investigation into Klebnikov’s murder should start again from scratch.”Russian law does not allow prosecutors to appeal against a verdict. But they can ask the supreme court to overturn it if they can prove procedural violations. The local press has reported rumours of pressure being put on the jury.The lawyer for one of the defendants, Ruslan Koblev, said he was amazed by the prosecutor’s decision to challenge the trial’s outcome. He said the verdict could only be quashed if it was established that the rights of both sides had been violated, adding that he doubted that the court could have committed any offence against the prosecutor’s office.——5 May 2006The Klebnikov Trial: Reporters Without Borders welcomes the verdict and calls for a new investigationчитать на русском“We welcome the jury’s verdict-which came as a surprise to the general public-finding the three alleged murderers of the journalist innocent due to lack of evidence. This verdict confirms the doubts that Reporters Without Borders has been expressing since the start of the case as to how seriously the authorities were conducting the investigation, and the official contention advanced by the prosecutor’s office which, up until now, had favored only one theory: that of the Chechen lead. “ “We have always stressed that many criminals and statesmen had reasons to hold a grudge against the journalist because of his investigative work on alleged links between Chechen separatists and Kremlin representatives. The Klebnikov case always seemed more complex to us than the theory advanced by the prosecutor. “ “We demand that a new investigation be initiated that will follow up all likely leads, so that some light can be shed on the identity of the perpetrators and those who hired them to commit this crime. The whole case should be tried all over again from the beginning“, asserted Reporters Without Borders. News News On May 5, the jurors–with a majority vote–found the three alleged murderers of Paul Klebnikov innocent. They were immediately released. The trial had begun on January 10, 2006, behind closed doors. On May 2, the prosecutor in charge of the case, Dmitri Chokhine, had asked members of the jury to find the three accused defendants guilty. Fail Sadretdinov, a Moscow notary and native of Tartary, and two Chechens, Moussa Vakhaev and Kazbek Doukouzov, had pleaded not guilty. Paul Klebnikov, editor of the Russian edition of the American magazine Forbes, was shot to death in Moscow on July 4, 2004 Follow the news on Belarus May 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation May 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prosecutor asks supreme court to overturn Klebnikov case acquittal June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Prosecutors are challenging a Moscow jury’s acquittal on 5 May of three men accused murdering US journalist Paul Klebnikov. Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by their refusal to recognise a jury verdict and remains convinced the investigation should start again from scratch. May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says
United’s £59.7million record signing from Real Madrid was voted the club’s player of the month for September by fans and has been a consistent threat in attack. The 26-year-old Argentina winger admits however that United have to start achieving better results, and he has backed himself to continue his good start despite the differences with the Primera Division. Di Maria said: “It’s a more physical aggressive style of football here, strength comes into play a lot more. Players here are a lot more powerful and show their strength a lot more, it’s another league but it’s all about settling in as quickly as possible. “There have been other players of a similar build and stature to myself, slim if you like, who have come here and shown a physical resilience in the way that I hope to as well. “The main thing though is I am very, very happy to be here, it’s a league I have always wanted to play in and I’m overjoyed to be playing here at Manchester United now and I hope it’s going to be for a long time.” Di Maria said he felt privileged to be playing alongside Rooney and van Persie, but that their immediate understanding on the pitch needed to be converted into results. Speaking at the launch of Manchester United’s first global sustainable technology partner Abengoa, he added: “It’s special – when you start playing you are aware of names like Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, you have seen them playing and know what great players they are. So it’s fantastic to have a chance to line up with them I’m really pleased with how that understanding has started off. I think it has started well and it’s now about converting that understanding into goals and points as quickly as possible. “I am reasonably happy with the start certainly. It is never easy when you are somewhere for the first time and are settling in to a new type of football but things have gone very, very well. “I think I’ve settled in, I’ve got used to the style of play, the club in general and my team-mates. What we have to strive for now is a series of good results.” Di Maria did his interview via a translator but has already started taking English lessons, though the fact he speaks only Spanish and Italian has not been a problem in the dressing room. He said: “I’ve started taking classes, we have a teacher coming in and I try speaking English to him. You have to want to do it. “But not only does the manager speak Spanish but one or two of the backroom staff as well and some of the players too so the messages get across.” Angel di Maria claims he relishes the physicality of the Premier League despite his slim stature and that he has already clicked on the field with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. Press Association
St Michael’s (of Tipp town) face Waterford Hibs at home this afternoon in the Munster Champions Cup 1/4 finalKick off is at 2 o’clock.
Tour de France 2019: Everything you need to know Team Sunweb had done plenty of groundwork at the front of the peloton to get Michael Matthews into position, only for the Australian to begin his sprint too early and place seventh.After attempting to break clear with around 7.5km remaining, Rui Costa faded and was swallowed up with relative ease with 2km to go.Van Aert’s efforts have moved the Team Jumbo-Visma rider to just 14 seconds back of Alaphilippe.”I have to thank all my teammates. We controlled the race all day, and I did my best to finish the job.”@petosagan thanks his team-mates after his stage win. #TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/uypJF9zftS— Tour de France (@LeTour) July 10, 2019SAGAN ANSWERS HIS CRITICSThere have been suggestions from some that Sagan, 29, had lost his edge after a difficult season to date, while he narrowly lost out to Mike Teunissen in Saturday’s opening stage.But Sagan delivered the perfect response.”I did my best and it came. If I don’t win, then everybody will ask me what is missing. You can see, nothing is missing. It’s just everybody needs good luck and a good day for a win,” he said.STAGE RESULT1. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) 4:02:332. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) “3. Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) “4. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) “5. Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) “CLASSIFICATION STANDINGS General Classification1. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) 18:44:122. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) +0:143. Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) +0:25Points Classification1. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) 1442. Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) 973. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) 92King of the Mountains Peter Sagan triumphed in a thrilling bunch finish Wednesday to clinch stage five of the Tour de France.The Bora-Hansgrohe rider came around the outside of the pack with around 100 meters remaining of the 175.5-kilometer trek from Saint-Die-des-Vosges to Colmar. And by the time Sagan put himself in position there was never going to be any other winner as the Slovakian sprinted past the line first.Daryl Impey led the sprint to try and set up the win for Mitchelton-Scott team teammate Matteo Trentin, but the move didn’t work out as planned and Trentin finished third behind Wout van Aert, who continued his impressive Tour to cut yellow jersey holder Julian Alaphilippe’s lead. Related News Tour de France 2019 by the numbers 1. Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) 172. Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) 93. Xandro Meurisse (Wanty-Gobert Cycling Team) 6WHAT’S NEXT?Expect the general classification contenders to bear their teeth on the 160.5km route from Mulhouse to La Planche Des Belles Filles, with seven categorized climbs to negotiate.
By Alison BitterlyThis Saturday, October 16th, Red Bank will hold its 31st annual CROP Walk—a five-mile walk to raise money to combat hunger in Monmouth County, the United States, and around the world. However, this year’s fundraiser will be slightly different: the walk will be held in honor of Sue Glossbrenner, a leading volunteer who died on Memorial Day at the age of 56. Nevertheless, the Red Bank CROP Walk will uphold the three-decade-long tradition of joining together as a community to help ease the suffering of neighbors both nearby and across the planet.The CROP Walk began in 1947 as a project intended to help rebuild Europe and feed the hungry following the devastation of World War II, with CROP standing for Christian Rural Overseas Program. To this day, the heart of CROP is the ongoing support of churches and Christian-based groups, although in recent years it has branched out to other faiths as well.The CROP Walk in Red Bank was born in 1981. Each year, on the day of the walk volunteers bring in thousands of pounds of beans, rice, peanut butter, and other foods. Last year, the Red Bank CROP Walk raised $120,000 and a record total of 11,000 pounds of food. Despite difficult economic times in recent years, citizens of Red Bank and surrounding towns have rallied together to ensure the continued success of the fundraiser. For many years, Rumson Country Day School has lead all of the other groups in donations.While the primary focus of the Red Bank CROP Walk is getting food provisions to those who need it most, the organization’s sphere of influence extends beyond fighting world hunger. The walk also seeks to raise awareness of those who have suffered at the hands of AIDS, genocide, and displacement. In fact, at this Sunday’s event ASLAN Youth Ministries (one of CROP Walk’s partners) will be putting up a typical refugee camp tent, as seen in Haiti and other regions, to give people an idea of the lives and struggles of others worldwide.For Janie Schildge, 2011 marks her 26th year as Red Bank CROP Walk Coordinator. With the ability to look back and consider her past experiences with the CROP Walk, Schildge acknowledges that the fundraiser has changed and evolved somewhat over the years. Compared to the 1980s, there are a lot more events and fundraisers going on; children, especially, are constantly busy with extracurricular activities. Even so, CROP Walk has succeeded in uniting the community under a common goal.Perhaps no one better embodied the organizational skill required to run the CROP Walk than Sue Glossbrenner, Schildge said. A volunteer from Middletown, Sue returned to the area after graduating from Mt. Holyoke in the late 1970s and immediately became involved in humanitarian activities. For almost every walk over the course of three decades, it was Sue who undertook the massive responsibility of organizing and distributing materials for the walk—and under her leadership participation in the walk has expanded greatly.Sue was responsive and kind to all those who needed help, and she was conscientious of those struggling both at home and abroad. Her enthusiasm for the cause and her superior management skills are greatly missed by all who knew her, including those at the Red Bank CROP Walk who have been working diligently to fill the void she left.This Sunday, volunteers will walk in Sue’s memory as they battle on against hunger and genocide, raising awareness of the ongoing issues that often seem unimaginable in these modern times. For further information, please visit redbankcropwalk.com.
The Agusta A109 light utility helicopter. Denel Saab Aerostructures, a subsidiary ofDenel, is currently manufacturing this craft for the South African Air Force. (Image: Denel)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa’s aero-structure engineering and manufacturing sector is set to sky-rocket with the 19 August 2008 opening of the Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV), north of Johannesburg.The R600-million CAV is designed as a supplier park to support the country’s innovative and fast-growing aerospace sector, built along the lines of similar clusters around the world, such as Silicone Valley in California and Toulouse in France. It follows the example of the local automotive industry, which has a successful facility in the Automotive Supply Park in Rosslyn, Pretoria.The CAV follows on a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) initiative launched a year ago by Minister of Trade and Industry Mandisi Mpahlwa, aimed at growing the industry. The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative includes two other key projects, the National Aerospace Centre of Excellence, based at Wits University, and the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative.The latter project is based at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria and is working to increasingly position the local aerospace industry as a key area for growth, as well as a major supplier in global markets. “Technology and knowledge are now key facts of production in today’s most technologically advanced economies,” said Mpahlwa at the launch of the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative. “Hence my department regards certain industries as future industries, forming part of advanced manufacturing, and commits to their development. These industries include the aerospace and outer space and electro-technical industries which encompasses ICT, electronics, and electrical engineering.”The CAV, a not-for-profit company, was funded with the help of the European Union, which contributed R20-million.Other major aerospace projects underway in South African include the launch of the Sumbandila satellite in Russia in December 2008, South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, and a number of others. These include the ambitious A400M Airbus military programme, of which South Africa is a launch partner, with Denel Aerospace Systems having secured a contract for fuselage components.Growth opportunities for smaller companiesAccording to the DTI, the primary objectives of the CAV include not only the development of an efficient aerospace supplier park, but also the upliftment of small and black-owned businesses, as well as the repositioning of the aviation sector.The initiative will help small companies gain a foothold in the industry, and create jobs. Already 1 500 new jobs have been created as a direct result of the establishment of the CAV.Smaller companies in the CAV will find themselves close to major players such as the state-owned Denel and private corporation Aerosud. This will lead to greater collaboration, which will streamline the aero-structure supply chain and allow the big companies to operate more smoothly.South African aero-structure manufacturer Aerosud is a key tenant of the CAV. The company supplies major international aerospace manufacturers, including Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing and Agusta-Westland Helicopters. Denel, which arose out of the division of Armscor into two separate divisions for procurement and manufacturing, is an arms developer and manufacturer whose sole shareholder is the South African government.The South African aerospace industry is an emerging priority sector, according to Francois Denner, director of the National Aerospace Centre of Excellence. “The future holds huge promise for new industries driven by cutting-edge technology interventions to once again be central to a thriving South African economy, resulting in a reverse of the so-called brain drain and our advanced industries being firmly integrated as part of the global supply chains,” he said.Denner is firmly convinced of the potential of Denel and Aerosud to become first tier or direct suppliers to aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus, a possibility that can only be realised with the existence of a smoothly functioning supply chain.Government to grow SA aerospace industrySpeaking at the official launch of the CAV in August 2008, Mpahlwa said that “The aerospace industry is a highly visible, prestigious and strategic industry that reflects South Africa’s ongoing transformation at home, whilst cementing the strategic ties with traditional trading and industrial partners in Europe and the US.”Mpahlwa also highlighted South Africa’s new, alternative alliances with similarly developing nations such as India, Brazil and China.The minister added that government has clear plans for the aerospace industry and is intent on developing it to be as healthy and vibrant as the automotive industry by 2014, with the vision of a sustainable, growing, empowered and internationally recognised South African aerospace industry by this time.The government’s National Industrial Policy Framework, which came into effect in August 2007, recognises the opportunities available for South African companies engaged in advanced manufacturing to participate in the world market and produce high-value export revenues.The primary function of the National Industrial Policy Framework is to lay down government’s approach, for the short-medium and medium-long terms, to the industrial development of South Africa’s economy.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesSouth Africa’s economyKey sectors of the South African economyThe Accelerated and Shared Growth InitiativeScience and technology in South AfricaAfrican eyes on the universeUseful linksNational Aerospace Centre of ExcellenceThe Innovation HubDepartment of Trade and IndustryDepartment of Science and TechnologySouth African space portalNational Research FoundationAerosudDenelSouth African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries AssociationNational Industrial Policy Framework
15 July 2014 More than 17 000 runners participated in the second Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day in Johannesburg on Sunday, creating the biggest corporate relay ever seen in Africa. Over 1 700 teams took part, each 10-person team running 67 kilometres – each team member running 6.7 kilometres – to pay tribute to the 67 years that Nelson Mandela dedicated to South Africa’s liberation from apartheid. “Today should remind us of who we were and who we want to be,” Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang told participants at the event. “If Tata was here, he would be smiling at the effort everyone has put into this day. Funds raised from today’s event will be used to preserve and digitise Nelson Mandela’s papers – the oldest of which dates back to 1929 – for generations to come. “Madiba’s commitment to service is at the heart of this race, and we look forward to growing this event even further in years to come,” Hatang said. Kaya FM MD Greg Maloka described the relay as “a remarkable event that honours the work of our Tata and celebrates 20 years of freedom. This event is about so much more than the relay – it is about the human spirit.” Several corporate relay teams took home trophies and medals for winning their respective categories, and Telkom was applauded for having the largest number of teams – 67 – taking part in the relay. The Nedbank Running Club took gold in the men’s open relay category for the second year running, with Monama Pharmacy winning the women’s open relay title. In the mixed category, Discovery Athletic Club took gold. SAinfo reporter
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Monaco boss Henry targets Cahill, Koscielny to solve defensive crisisby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMonaco are monitoring Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. The 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been told he can leave the club in January.According to beIN sports reporter Matt Spiro, Monaco are looking at Cahill, among a host of other defenders, to fix their poor defence.The Ligue 1 bottom-feeders, managed by Thierry Henry, are also scouting Laurent Koscielny, Pepe and Martin Skrtel.Cahill has also been linked with Aston Villa, West Ham, Southampton and Arsenal.