Big Lottery Fund grants nearly £50m in infrastucture funding

first_img Howard Lake | 3 March 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Big Lottery Fund grants nearly £50m in infrastucture funding  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund England Funding The Big Lottery Fund is to grant nearly £50 million to 119 projects in England as part of its BASIS (Building and Sustaining Infrastructure Support) programme, which aims to strengthen third sector infrastructure through national or local initiatives.Sanjay Dighe, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund’s England Committee, said: “The BASIS awards will strengthen the sector through a wide range of partnerships to provide expert, consistent and sustainable services, leaving the VCS well equipped to increase efficiency and maximise impact. This is particularly important within the current economic climate but also paves the way for a stronger sector at local and national level for many years to come.”The awards include a grant of £712,029 for the Social Enterprise Coalition’s Investing in Social Enterprise Expansion (I SEE) project. The initiative will help the social enterprise sector develop, grow and be sustainable, with The School for Social Entrepreneurs expanded across England, with five new schools.The largest of today’s grants, £749,503, is awarded to NCVO for its Value of Infrastructure Programme. The England-wide project will be delivered in partnership with Triangle Consulting and the Third Sector Research Centre. Activities will be based on five themes: awareness and skills; common outcomes framework for infrastructure; evidence of ‘what works’; funders and infrastructure value; and supporting 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

Pasadena Annual Overnight and Daytime Parking Permits Expire Dec. 31, 2014

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The public is reminded that annual overnight and daytime parking permits issued by the Pasadena Department of Transportation (DOT) expire Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.Residents are encouraged to renew permits and place new decals on their vehicles by Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, to avoid being cited.The public can conveniently renew permits online at or visit the Parking Office at 221 E. Walnut St., Suite 199. For faster service at the Parking Office, customers are advised to schedule an appointment online at information about annual parking permit costs and qualifications, visit the DOT Parking Division web page at and visitors who need to park on the street for a short period of time can purchase temporary parking permits at any of the City’s five Temporary Overnight/Daytime Parking Exemption Kiosks (TODPEK). The cost is $3 per night and $6 per day. To view TODPEK locations, visit connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov,, and like us on Facebook at Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Make a comment Subscribe Government Pasadena Annual Overnight and Daytime Parking Permits Expire Dec. 31, 2014 Published on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | 11:15 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

McSoley McCoy & Company joins the BDO Seidman Alliance

first_imgMcSoley, McCoy & Co.,McSoley McCoy & Co. has joined the BDO Seidman Alliance, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional CPA firms and businesses.  As a member of the Alliance, McSoley McCoy & Co. can expand the services offered to clients by drawing on the resources of BDO Seidman LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional service firms.  As a Member Firm of BDO International, BDO Seidman, LLP serves multi-national clients by leveraging a global network of resources comprised of 1,095 offices in 110 countries.  BDO International is a worldwide network of public accounting firms, called BDO Member Firms, serving international clients.Each BDO Member Firm is an independent legal entity in its own country.”Our client base here in Vermont is increasingly exploring business opportunities in other domestic markets and foreign countries.  The BDO Seidman Alliance allows us to better serve these clients as they expand regionally, nationally and globally, while maintaining our autonomy,” said Peter McCoy, Partner of McSoley McCoy & Co.  “In addition to the geographic benefits, our firm will have access to greater technical knowledge and specialty services of BDO Seidman, LLP and its international organization.”The BDO Seidman Alliance enhances member firm capabilities through the availability of supplementary professional services, comprehensive management consulting services, focused industry knowledge, customized state-of-the-art computer systems, and internal training programs.We believe the professionals at McSoley McCoy & Co. share BDO Seidman, LLP’s commitment to exemplary client service and we want to welcome the into the BDO Seidman Alliance,” said Michael O’Hare, BDO Seidman, LLP Partner and Executive Director of Alliance Services.last_img read more

Letter: Thank you to man, students who came to aid in Scotia

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionOn the morning of February 13, I was running errands in Scotia. I happened to get stuck in a driveway. A kind gentleman stopped to assist. Soon, two students who were walking to school also stopped to help. The two students caught the attention of two more students who were walking to school and they joined in the effort. Soon my car was unstuck.Thank you to this gentleman and these four students for taking time to assist. I appreciate the service these five unknown persons rendered to me.Marilyn J. SmithJohnstownMore Letters to the Editor: Sunday, March 17More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Grassley: Pressure is building to find compromise, end government shutdown

first_imgWASHINGTON — Iowa U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says, “Shutdowns are not a way to do business,” and he’s hopeful the president and Democrats who control the U.S. House will be able to reach a compromise very soon.“I don’t have any indication of when it might end,” Grassley says, “but I think pressure builds very rapidly after a couple of weeks and I think that will bring people to the table.”President Trump plans to visit the U.S.-Mexican border later this week to emphasize his call for building a wall, which is the main sticking point between the White House and Democrats.Grassley, a Republican, says both sides have to be willing to give in order to reach accord and bring federal workers back from furlough.Grassley says, “It’s going to have to be something that includes meeting the needs of border security as well as funding the government.”Multiple federal agencies ran out of money on December 22nd as Congressional Democrats blocked Trump’s request for $5.7 billion for the border wall.“It seems to me it ought to be easy to find some sort of a compromise between almost six-billion and one-and-a-half billion that’s already been agreed to,” Grassley says. “Normally, when it comes to appropriations, we cut that in half.”House Democrats passed a bill last week that included one-point-three billion dollars for border security, but the measure has not yet been taken up in the Senate, where Republicans hold the majority.last_img read more


first_imgJeff Bonde3190329%$324,240 PHAROAH, DORTMUND: INCOMPARABLE TALENTSBob Baffert had the right answer when someone asked him which horse was better, American Pharoah or Dortmund: None.“That’s like asking me which kid I love more,” he said, tactfully and without hesitation.Fair enough. When you train the two leading Kentucky Derby favorites, whether you even think one is better than the other, for obvious reasons, you take the path of least alienation and let the theater of the Triple Crown play out on the race track.That’s the game plan. Dortmund, unbeaten in five starts, runs in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, April 4, while once-beaten Eclipse Award champion 2-year-old male of 2014 American Pharoah is ticketed for the Arkansas Derby on April 11.Dortmund is an over-sized chestnut son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, owned by Kaleem Shah. American Pharoah is a bay colt by the Empire Maker stallion Pioneerof the Nile, owned and bred by Ahmed Zayat.Aside from that, the two immensely talented 3-year-olds are at once comparable and disparate in a manner of speaking that Baffert would address.“Dortmund is tall,” Baffert said. “He’s got a good mind on him; he’s a smart horse. He gets a little rambunctious in the paddock, but other than that, he’s pretty good.“They’re really two different types of horses, although they’re both quick, they’re light on their feet. I’ve seen Dortmund stumble and break a little awkward but he can get up in the next jump and be right there. He’s really quick and very athletic, for a big horse. Big horses aren’t that way, usually. I’ve worked him in the mornings; you can stop and go with him.“Pharoah has a very efficient, kind of effortless stride. He does things really, really easy. I think he can handle any surface, whether it’s deep, fast, whatever. He’s fast, but he’s not a speed-crazy type.“The reason they find themselves on the lead is because they do it effortlessly. You’d have to really slow them down, get them down to a gallop, to have them stalking a horse. I don’t know what would happen if there was some ridiculous speed out there.“It’s something I don’t really worry about until the gates open, as long as their riders put them where they’re comfortable. I’ve never seen them rank or run off. I’ve never seen that.”So the countdown is on.If all goes well, the twain will meet in the Kentucky Derby the first Saturday in May.In other Santa Anita Derby news:Dortmund worked six furlongs in company Saturday morning at Santa Anita in 1:12 with regular rider Martin Garcia aboard. Baffert said the colt “went nice.” Stablemate Miss Midnight Brew was given a five furlong time of 1:02.60.San Felipe runner-up Prospect Park worked six furlongs at his San Luis Rey Downs headquarters in 1:10.40 under jockey Joe Steiner.Trainer Cliff Sise Jr. called the drill “unbelievable,” adding that the son of Tapit would ship to Santa Anita “Monday or Tuesday” and have a five furlong breeze before the race.Jerry Hollendorfer said that El Camino Real Derby runner-up Cross the Line was “possible” for the Santa Anita Derby.Baffert didn’t rule out One Lucky Dane for the Santa Anita Derby after his win by nearly 10 lengths in a one-mile overnight race Thursday.Santa Anita offers a $750,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool and a $300,000 guaranteed Pick 6 pool on Santa Anita Derby Day. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mario Gutierrez9481399%$429,760 (Current Through Friday, March 20) A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Rafael Bejarano23457343024%$2,657,652 -30- Mark Glatt639111014%$455,872 Victor Espinoza16029302318%$1,923,926 Kent Desormeaux17231322018%$1,787,120 Hector Palma2764122%$142,370 Elvis Trujillo18922221712%$1,241,280 Doug O’Neill14516132211%$826,108 Steven Miyadi3475321%$217,750 James Cassidy61971115%$358,730 Brandon Boulanger11565105%$213,346 Thomas Proctor4576316%$525,378 Michael Pender4266414%$175,740 Felipe Valdez6510111015%$320,808 Ron Ellis52104819%$391,420 Fernando Perez1631521169%$717,420 Eddie Truman1761235%$255,180 Mark Casse56105818%$784,378 Brice Blanc4872415%$296,500 Tiago Pereira1081291411%$418,772 Steve Knapp3362318%$260,510center_img Jerry Hollendorfer14428202319%$3,169,038 Mike Smith9720191521%$2,243,551 Peter Miller12824261419%$1,237,666 Bob Baffert9020161222%$1,756,872 Mike Puype91812139%$412,656 Gary Stevens9015141617%$1,354,028 Richard Baltas651310520%$536,172 Martin Pedroza14616201811%$649,594 Joseph Talamo21223233411%$1,580,208 Martin Garcia11923161419%$1,709,080 Richard Mandella52109919%$641,766 Edwin Maldonado11413111411%$498,454 Flavien Prat1161014139%$594,386 Tyler Baze25332313113%$2,036,484 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Philip D’Amato611211920%$584,170 John Sadler11317171515%$1,024,694 Drayden Van Dyke17921212312%$1,347,810 DORTMUND, PROSPECT PARK DRILL FOR DERBYSTELLAR WIND IN ‘BEAUTIFUL’ WORK FOR OAKS FINISH LINES: Santa Ysabel Stakes winner Stellar Wind, working for the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 4, went five furlongs Saturday in 1:00.80. “Beautiful; first class,” said trainer John Sadler, giving the ‘OK’ sign to boot . . . Also working for the Oaks were China Doll runner-up Curlin’s Fox for Carla Gaines (four furlongs in 47.80) and Santa Ysabel third-place finisher Glory for Jerry Hollendorfer (five furlongs in 1:04) . . . There were two winning Pick 6 tickets yesterday worth $87,892.20, one purchased at Santa Anita on a $2,400 ticket, the other in Las Vegas for an as-yet unknown amount . . . Decisive Edge makes his stakes debut in next Saturday’s 1 ½-mile Tokyo City Cup for Hollendorfer. Alex Solis rides . . . Imperative, set to defend his title in the April 18 Charles Town Classic, worked four furlongs for George Papaprodromou in 49.20 . . . Edwin Maldonado leaves Monday morning for Dubai, where he rides front-running Distinctiv Passion for trainer Jeff Bonde in the $1 million Al Quoz at 1,000 meters on turf, approximately five furlongs . . .Bruno Panicucci, a 19-year-old apprentice rider from France with four wins, is scheduled to make his Santa Anita debut next Saturday for trainer Leonard Powell. Panicucci tacks 109 pounds . . . Former USC place kicker “Sad Sam” Tsagalakis, father of trainer Mark, who sent out Oliver’s Tale to win Friday’s seventh and feature race: “It’s so nice to be out here for Mark. It’s not the Kentucky Derby, it’s not the Preakness, but it is Santa Anita. One of these days he’ll get lucky and we’ll have a big horse running. I’ve been coming here since I worked as an usher when I was going to USC in 1952, 53, 54. I did the kicking for the football team and went to two Rose Bowls . . . All my friends say, ‘One kick and you think you’re the greatest.’ I said, ‘I am the greatest.’ That was before soccer kickers.” . . . This past October, the third annual John Morris Golf Classic was held in Lexington, Ky., benefiting worthy charities that support those with disabilities. After today’s first race, Morris presented a $5,000 donation from the event to Aaron Gryder, Tyler Baze and Joe Talamo, who accepted on behalf of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund . . . Next Saturday, March 28, features the Grade III Tokyo City Cup on Japan Family Day, with the Ramen Yokocho Festival in the infield. For more details, visit Santiago Gonzalez9913101613%$609,814 Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jack Carava4569613%$188,320 Peter Eurton7812121415%$679,506last_img read more

All set for JII 2016

first_img PEFORMANCES EXPECTED Meet director and athlete liaison Donald Quarrie, in giving an overview at the JII launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday, said he is expecting high-level performances at this year’s meet. “We are not going anywhere. We will continue to be a power house meet. We have a few (athletes) who have dropped out, but we are looking forward to some great performances,” Quarrie said. Chairman of the organising committee and Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake said the one-day event has grown to world championship status. “The event started in 2004 and has grown to be one of the better rated one-day events in the world,” Blake announced. “We have more than half the athletes taking part coming from overseas. This year, we look to the Olympics, so we expect some good performances from the athletes,” he added. Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia Grange said the event is a well-established brand locally. “With the Rio Olympic Games this year, the event is of great interest. We must ensure that our guests leave our shores pleased,” Grange said, “I’m excited by the galaxy of stars who will be performing on Saturday. The Government fully supports this world-class meet,” she added. Jamaica’s Olympic 100-metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, her training partner and World Championships 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson, and outstanding American Tyson Gay are three of the global stars who will be on show at tomorrow’s 13th staging of the Jamaica International Invitational meet (JII) at the National Stadium. Gates are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m., with the first event, the men’s javelin, set to start at 4:15. Also down to compete tomorrow are Shaunae Miller, who set a Bahamian 200m record of 22.14 seconds in winning the event last year ahead of Fraser-Pryce; Jamaica’s World Championships 4x400m gold medallists Stephenie Ann McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills, Shericka Jackson, and Christine Day; and American 400m specialist Francena McCorory. Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell and Nesta Carter are two of the top men for the sprints. However, World bronze medallist AndrÈ De Grasse of Canada, American hurdler Jasmin Stowers, and Jamaica-born 400m runner Sanya Richards-Ross have pulled out of the IAAF World Challenge meet. Richards-Ross opted out because she is not physically ready, while De Grasse and Stowers are injured.center_img POWERFULlast_img read more

Fulham v Man City line-ups: Taarabt starts

first_imgDimitar Berbatov is unfit to play so Adel Taarabt is named in the Fulham starting line-up to face Manchester City, who recall keeper Joe Hart and are without the injured Pablo Zabaleta. Sergio Aguero is also sidelined for the visitors.Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Senderos, Hughes, Riise; Dejagah, Karagounis, Parker, Sidwell, Richardson; Taarabt.Subs: Kasami, Ruiz, Kacaniklic, Stockdale, Duff, Amorebieta, Bent.Manchester City: Hart; Clichy, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Nasri, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Silva; Dzeko, Negredo.Subs: Pantilimon, Boyata, Garcia, Rodwell, Milner, Navas, Guidetti.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Mirror say Lukaku favours Chelsea move, while QPR are linked with striker

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…Romelu Lukaku is keen on a return to Chelsea, the Daily Mirror claim.The Belgian striker, sold to Everton in 2014, has been tipped to leave the Merseyside club this summer.Manchester United are reported to be keen on Lukaku, but the Mirror say he feels he has “unfinished business” at Chelsea and that the Blues are quietly confident they will be able to re-sign him.German clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are also apparently looking to sign the 22-year-old, who has scored 25 goals this season.Striker Lukaku has been a huge success at EvertonMeanwhile, Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has reiterated that they want to sign Andreas Christensen on a permanent deal.The Danish defender, 20, has impressed while on loan at the Bundesliga club from Chelsea this season.Talksport reports that Eberl told Gladbach club members at their annual meeting: “You can be sure that we will do everything we can to sign him on a long-term contract.”And QPR want to sign striker Juan Villar from Spanish second-tier club Valladolid, the Daily Star claim.Reading and Derby County are also said to be interested in the 27-year-old, who has scored 13 goals this season.See also:Transfer gossip: Ipswich linked with QPR’s HenryTransfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Fulham’s DembeleTransfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Chilwell and QPR are linked with CousinsTransfer gossip: Chelsea again tipped to move for Forster and GriezmannFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Source: Raiders signing QB Nathan Peterman to practice squad

first_imgThe Raiders are signing former Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman to the practice squad, a source told the Bay Area News Group on Wednesday morning.Jon Gruden likely added Peterman because backup quarterback A.J. McCarron is with his wife and newborn son, Cash, who was born on Tuesday. The Raiders will intensify preparations for the Broncos on Thursday ahead of their Monday night matchup in what might be the last-ever game at the Oakland Coliseum, and Peterman will serve as scout-team …last_img read more