vInspired seeks sports-related projects to fund 83 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 13 April 2016 | News 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. 84 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement vInspired is seeking applications from 14-25 year olds for its Get Active for Good Cashpoint funding programme.Cashpoint offers 14-25 year olds grants of up to £500 to design and run their own social action projects. Get Active for Good is a new initiative for young people to run projects that use sport and physical activity for good in their community, and is supported by Sport England.Projects must clearly benefit a chosen community, be either new or an idea used in the past that the applicant would like to try again in a different way. They must also create at least two new volunteering opportunities for 14-25 year olds in addition to the applicant, and volunteers must give their time to help others, rather than just taking part in an activity.More information on how to apply is available on the vInspired site. Tagged with: Funding Volunteers
…says regional education budget misspent over Independence celebrationsThe Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) administration has completed 98 per cent of its work programme and Chairman David Armogan is optimistic that the Council will complete all proposed projects for the year.Regional Chairman David ArmoganSpeaking about the performance of the Regional Democratic Council, Armogan said that the Regional Administration has performed well.The region was allocated $7.6 billion from the National Budget for 2019. Of that amount, $6.9 billion was budgeted under the current budget and the 97 per cent has so far been spent, while $744 million as budgeted on the capital programme of that, 96 per cent has been spent, giving an overall total 97 per cent the region’s 2019 budget.“So, works are ongoing at the moment and some works have been completed as well but the payments have not been made as yet. And once the payments have not been made, it will not be reflected here in the report,” he explained.If the payments are not made before December 31, 2019, funds will go back to the consolidated fund, Armogan explained.“Every cent that goes back to the consolidated refund is goods and services that the people of Region Six are being robbed of because these monies were budgeted to do works for the people and if we are returning that money, it means that we would not have done what you were supposed to do,” the Chairman added. He added that one outstanding project is the purchase of a bulldozer. He said that $80 million was budgeted for the machine.Meanwhile, under Administration and Finance, a total of $162 million was budgeted and according to Armogan, 96 per cent of the work programme has been completed.“For this month, wages and salaries have not come out from the 96 per cent, so, it means if when this money is taken out, we will probably be about 100 per cent in the Region Administration and Finance.”Under Public Works, $320 million was budgeted and so far, 84 per cent has been completed. According to the Chairman, there are still some bridges which are expected to be completed before the year ends.Under Agriculture, a total of $875 million was budgeted; 97 per cent has been completed.The largest slice of the budget went to education, where $3.7 billion was budgeted for Region Six with salaries soaking up almost 55 per cent. Ninety-eight per cent of the budget has been exhausted.“So, in terms of repairs to schools and so, there is no money available right now. If there is an urgent need at the school during this out-of-school period, there is no money available. All have expired. I think that to some extent the money was misspent in some ways because for Independence celebrations, this region has to take massive sums of money out of the Regional EducationBudget to send two or three buses every day for an entire month to take students from some of the schools in Region Six to Georgetown. So, a lot of money would have taken away what could have been spent on other areas in education,” the Regional Chairman said.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Staying a step ahead in the cattle industry is no small challenge. Cattlemen and women looking to find that extra step will be attending the 2019 Cattlemen’s College in New Orleans, La., Jan. 29-30.More than a thousand producers are expected to attend the event, sponsored by Zoetis and produced by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. It is being presented in conjunction with the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show.A highlight of the event will be a Jan. 29 afternoon session that features Dr. Temple Grandin conducting a cattle handling and facility design presentation. A reception will follow that afternoon, with a full slate of concurrent educational sessions to follow the morning of Jan. 30.Keynote speaker at the Cattlemen’s College Opening General Session Jan. 30 will be Bill Cordingley, managing director and head of the Chicago office of RaboBank Wholesale Banking North America. He will speak on “Greater Expectations, Bigger Opportunities,” touching on the different forces that work together to yield a complex demand story for beef. Beef for the Opening General Session breakfast is being provided by Certified Angus Beef.Eight Cattlemen’s College session tracks will follow, including business, cattle health, genetics, nutrition, reproduction, grazing management, consumer interest, and industry hot topics. Because many sessions run concurrently, attendees will be able to view videos of missed sessions online following the college.For the second year, the college begins with a special Producer’s Choice collection of sessions Jan. 29. An online vote conducted prior to the schedule finalization determined that three educational sessions will be offered for a “first look”: Programming Your Cow Herd for Success, Unraveling Secrets of the Rumen, and Practical Management to Reduce Disease Challenges.Overall, the 2019 Cattlemen’s College will feature an impressive collection of the beef industry’s most talented, experienced people with impressive presentation skills, according to Josh White, NCBA executive director of producer education. He says thought-provoking sessions will also spark discussions that lead to innovation and advancement in what has become a rapidly changing industry.“Thousands of cattlemen and women through the years have benefited from their attendance at Cattlemen’s College,” White. “And, each year we learn a little bit more about what works effectively to get the education delivered. We know our 2019 event will be outstanding; a culmination of a quarter century of providing valuable information that makes the cattle industry the best it can be.”An education package for the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, which includes a ticket to Cattlemen’s College, is $1,025. Tickets for Cattlemen’s College alone are $300 per person, and require a two-day or full convention registration. Tickets for students are available for $150.For more information on the 2019 Cattlemen’s College classes and sessions, go to www.convention.beefusa.org/events-meetings/cattlemens-college.
PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer stopped a two-game slide with a 103-96 win over Rain or Shine in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Chris Ross helped the Beermen buck another meager performance by Terik Bridgeman with a conference-high 27 points on 5-of-8 shooting from long range.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lassiter had 22 points, Santos added 18 while Fajardo posted a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds.J’Nathan Bullock collected 22 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Elasto Painters, whose winning streak ended at three games.Both the Beermen and the Painters have 4-3 slates.ADVERTISEMENT Perkins leads NLEX-SCTEX team in Merlion Cup Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “Finally. We really need to win this game because we’re in a slump,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.“The team is relieved because we cannot afford to have three straight losses. It’s very crucial for us and I’m happy for the players because they showed their energy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBridgeman, who scored only two points in his PBA debut in a loss to Alaska on Saturday, didn’t have anything to show for the second consecutive game but four points on 2-of-9 shooting from the field, four rebounds and two turnovers in a little over 15 minutes of action.Fortunately for the Beermen, they have an All-Star local cast with Ross, Marcio Lassiter, Arwind Santos and June Mar Fajardo sharing much of the offensive load. View comments