Small charities and the National Lottery

 26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 August 2000 | News Advertisement Small charities and the National Lottery Smaller charities can find it hard to secure a grant from the National Lottery. Nicola Hill follows up on the Quest report’s recommendations in The no-go Zone at The Guardian. 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. read more

Boeuf Bourguignon

first_imgNewsBoeuf BourguignonBy admin – March 11, 2010 621 WhatsApp Twitter Print Email Serves 6-8IngredientsSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 2 pounds of beef: shoulder roast, chuck roast or “stew meat”Olive oil, or vegetable oil.4 slices raw bacon cut into bits1 tablespoon of flour5 or 6 shallots5 to 6 large mushrooms or 10 to 12 little mushrooms1 large clove of garlic1 carrot1 bay leaf1 tablespoon of tomato paste1 bottle of red wine (taste it, make sure that it’s good)1 or 2 beef bouillon cubesCoarsely milled black pepper to tasteMethodCut the beef into large, but bite-sized pieces (they will shrink to smaller bite-sized pieces during the cooking)Trim some but not all of the fat from the beef. Take 1 shallot and chop it up. Chop up the garlic clove. Peel the carrot and slice it up. Measure out the flour. Open the can of tomato paste. Uncork the wine and take a small glass to tasteTake out a frying pan and a larger pot that has a lid for the stew. Put the larger stew pot over a medium-low flame, add 1 tablespoon of oil, wait a moment for it to warm up and then add the chopped shallot and the bacon bits so that they can start to sizzle and cook. Don’t let them burn.At the same time, place the frying pan over a higher flame, add enough oil to cover the bottom to about one eighth of an inch. Wait for the oil to heat up and then start browning the beef pieces.Once they have browned a bit, transfer them to the stew pot and stir with the shallots. Continue until all of the beef is browned and transferred to the stew pot. Sprinkle the flour over the beef in the pot, then stir all together for one minute to blend and cook the flour. Toss in the sliced carrot, then empty the bottle of wine into the pot. Stir to blend everything togetherAdd the bay leaf, one bouillon cube, the garlic and the tomato paste. Stir to blend. Turn the heat under the stew pot to low, place the cover on the pot and then let it cook for one hourStir it occasionally.While that’s cooking, separate the shallots (they grow in cloves, something like a head of garlic) and trim the base of the mushrooms. If you have large mushrooms, cut them into halves or quarters.After the stew has cooked for one hour, remove the lid and mix in the shallots. Don’t replace the lid. Leave the heat low. After the stew has cooked for another 30 minutes, mix in the mushrooms. Cook the stew for another 30 minutes then taste and add more salt (if necessary) and the pepper (also if necessary). To serveServe in little brown bread loaf’s or  with boiled potatoes, pasta or rice.center_img Previous articleICO premier of Hamilton’s latest commissionNext articleWine fraud continues admin Advertisement Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

Policy paper: COVID-19 TaskForce: Data briefing 8 October

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Ledyard Financial Group reports financial results for 2009

first_imgLedyard National Bank,Ledyard Financial Group, Inc. (ticker symbol LFGP), the holding company for Ledyard National Bank, reported net income for the year ended December 31, 2009 of $1,780,380, or $1.74 per share compared to $2,027,744 or $1.99 per share for the same period in 2008. Net Income for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 was $562,305, or $0.55 per share compared to a loss of ($594,795) or ($.58) per share for the same period in 2008. Our full year results reflect the strength of our two basic businesses, community banking and wealth advisory services. We have continued to invest in both during the year, which positions us well for 2010. Some of the highlights from the year were:Capital remains strong as shareholders equity was $33.1 million at the end of 2009.Deposits at Ledyard National Bank ended the year at an all-time high.Total revenue [net interest income plus non-interest income] was a record high for the quarter and year.Ledyard Financial Advisors reported record revenue for the fourth quarter and the year.Assets under management and custody from new business totaled $122.4 million during the year at Ledyard Financial Advisors.Assets under management and custody at Ledyard Financial Advisors totaled $801 million as of the end of 2009.For the quarter ended December 31, 2009, $200,000 was added to the allowance for loan losses ( Allowance ) compared to $2,323,000 for the same period in 2008. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2009, $2,250,000 was added to the Allowance compared to $3,123,000 for the same period in 2008. The total Allowance was $6.3 million at December 31, 2009, compared to $4.9 million for the same period in 2008. Total non-performing loans were $5.54 million at December 31, 2009, compared to $3.5 million for the same period in 2008.Ledyard Financial Advisors, a division of Ledyard National Bank, reported revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 of $1,414,168, compared to $1,122,915 for the same period in 2008. Revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2009 was $5,124,844, compared to $4,895,381 for the same period in 2008. New business at Ledyard Financial Advisors was strong during 2009. Revenue from new business for the fourth quarter was $234,218, compared to $156,036 for the prior year. Revenue from new business for the twelve months ended December 31, 2009 was $985,359, compared to $644,307 for the same period in 2008.At December 31, 2009, the Company s shareholders equity stood at $33.1 million, compared to $31.3 million for the same period in 2008. The Company s Risk Based Capital Ratio was 15.80% at December 31, 2009, compared to 14.49% for the same period in 2008. All of the Company s capital ratios are well in excess of the amount required by the Federal Reserve for a bank holding company to be considered well capitalized. At December 31, 2009, the Company s book value per share stood at $32.38 compared to $30.62 for the same period in 2008.Loans, net of the allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2009, were $197.6 million, compared to $226.4 for the same period last year. Total Deposits at December 31, 2009 were $320.1 million, an increase of $24.5 million from the same period last year. Total Assets of the Company were $393.6 million at December 31, 2009, an increase of $28.4 million over the prior year. Advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank increased by $2.8 million from $21.9 million at December 31, 2008 to $24.7 million at December 31, 2009.A quarterly cash dividend of $.31 per share was declared on January 22, 2010 to shareholders of record as of February 5, 2010, payable March 5, 2010.Ledyard Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the holding company for Ledyard National Bank. Ledyard National Bank, founded in 1991, is a full service community bank offering a broad range of banking, investment, tax and wealth management services in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Ledyard National Bank has eight offices with locations in Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire and in Norwich, Vermont.Ledyard Financial Group, Inc. shares can be bought and sold through the NASD sanctioned Pink Sheets under the trading symbol LFGP. Shares may be traded through an individual s broker. For more information, please refer to the Investor Relations section of the bank s website at www.ledyardbank.com(link is external) or contact the Company s Chief Financial Officer, Gregory D. Steverson.Source: HANOVER, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–2.12.2010last_img read more

President to swear in members after finalisation of terms, conditions

first_imgPublic Procurement CommissionPresident David Granger is awaiting the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to finalise the remuneration packages, Terms of Reference and other administrative arrangements before swearing in the members of the much-anticipaIfraan Alited Public Procurement Commission (PPC).Minister of State,Joseph HarmonPresident David GrangerThis is according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who explained during the post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday that the work of the PAC was preliminary to the appointment of the members. He noted that before the members of the PPC are sworn in, the PAC needed to finalise certain terms and conditions.“As soon as the Public Accounts Committee sits, there are some proposals which will go before it in so far as salaries and things like that. The law requires the Chairman of the (Public Procurement) Commission is a full-time employee of that commission, which means that those persons who are named – one of them will be a chairman and another will be a vice chairman, and if they are working somewhere else, one of those persons will have to leave their job,” the Minister of State outlined.Harmon continued, “So, if you are working somewhere and going for another job, at least you must know what the salary you will be getting before you leave your job, and so it is some of these terms and conditions that have to be settled by the Public Accounts Committee.”At the end of July 2016, the PAC agreed on the nominees for the PPC, and that list was subsequently approved by a two-thirds majority of the National Assembly on August 8.The approved members include Attorney Emily Dodson, Carol Corbin, University of Guyana lecturer Sukrishnalall Pasha, educator Ivor English and former Labour Minister Nanda Gopaul.This list was subsequently sent to the Head of State for the members to be sworn in, but this is yet to be done, as Government is awaiting the finalisation of the terms and conditions for the Commission.However, PAC Chairman, Opposition parliamentarian Irfaan Ali recently pointed out that the President could go ahead with swearing in the members of the Procurement Commission, as he did not have to necessarily wait for the Committee to finish its work on the PPC.Nevertheless, Ali assured that the PAC, “after the Parliament comes out of recess, would be moving to have this issue as a priority on its agenda in setting out the administrative mechanism to support the work of the Public Procurement Commission, so there is nothing that is stopping the President from swearing in the members of the Public Procurement Commission”.Meanwhile, Harmon said on Thursday that Government was also supportive of fast-tracking the process at the level of the Parliamentary Committee.“We will like that to be a top priority as well, and we will give that our full support to ensure that it is fast tracked,” he stated.On the other hand, the Minister of State outlined that once the PPC was set up, it would pave the way for the establishment of the Public Procurement Tribunal – a process which the Commission would need to have a say in. “The Public Procurement Commission has a role in the selecting of that tribunal – one has to be set up before the other so that the one that is set up before can have a say in the setting up of the other. So, we got to get the Public Procurement Commission up and running and then the Tribunal will be set up,” he explained.  The issue of establishing the PPC predated the holding of the General and Regional Elections in May 2015, as the then Opposition had insisted that Cabinet should cease the practice of giving its ‘no objection’ to contracts for State projects and services, in favour of the PPC.last_img read more

Opinion: ‘It’s our turn to move South Africa forward’

first_imgThe freedom we now enjoy and celebrate was achieved through the selfless sacrifice of patriots who were prepared to pay the ultimate price, says the GCIS’ acting director-general Donald Liphoko. (Image: Shamin Chibba)By Donald Liphoko, acting director-general of GCISOn Freedom Day millions of South Africans will celebrate the day that marks the occasion of our first democratic elections in 1994 and gave birth to our freedom and constitutional democracy.Some will choose to spend the day at home surrounded by family and friends, others may gather at the national Freedom Day celebrations in Manguzi, Umhlabuyalingana Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, which will be led by President Jacob Zuma. There are also those who may choose to use the national Freedom Day celebrations as a platform to raise their concerns.Whatever South Africans choose they will be free to do so. Our Constitution, our democracy, and our freedom have ensured that all people across our land are free to celebrate in the manner of their choosing.At face value, this seems utterly obvious, but we must never forget that before 1994, what now seems so utterly normal was denied to the majority of our fellow countrymen and women.The freedom we now enjoy and celebrate was achieved through the selfless sacrifice of patriots who were prepared to pay the ultimate price. They lived and died for the dream of a free and democratic South Africa that would be truly united, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous. A country where everyone no matter their present circumstances would be free to strive for a better and more prosperous tomorrow.Since 1994 our country, and successive democratic administrations have worked to make this vision a reality. South Africa is undeniably a better place today than it was at the birth of our freedom, but much work still remains to undo the apartheid legacy of poverty, inequality and unemployment.The administration of President Jacob Zuma has continued this work since 2009. As a caring government, we continue to push for a society that is more equal, both socially and economically. Sadly, some have sought to push back against this vision by advocating that the status quo should remain in place.Such a call is both untenable and deeply worrying. We cannot and will not allow the continued existence of two parallel countries, and economies. It cannot be that our freedom dividend should only benefit some in our society, while the majority remain trapped in an existence of poverty, inequality and unemployment.Therefore government will continue its push for meaningful and inclusive economic transformation, that not only benefits some but all in our country. Our priority is to ensure greater participation in the economy by historically disadvantaged communities.We have already begun to implement this through our Medium-Term Strategic Framework 2014 to 2019. It sets out 14 outcomes around which we will mobilise all sectors of our society and it aims to ensure more equitable growth of the economy.These interventions should be seen as part of government’s long-term economic plan as guided by the National Development Plan, and immediate interventions such as the Nine-Point Plan, and Operation Phakisa.We are aware that many would argue that our immediate challenges cannot be resolved by the NDP, which is a long-term plan. However, the NDP is more than just a plan; it is the overarching vision for South Africa. Therefore it includes all key policy instruments aimed at growing the economy and creating jobs.These include the New Growth Path, which sets the trajectory of economic development; the National Infrastructure Plan, which guides the roll-out of infrastructure to improve people’s lives and enable economic growth; and the Industrial Policy Action Plan, which focuses on promoting investment and competitiveness in leading sectors and industries.Together these interventions are a potent driver for inclusive and far-reaching economic growth. However, our nation faces strong headwinds in the form of a slowing economy and global economic weakness. Therefore we need all South African onboard to tackle both our economic and social challenges.Let us, therefore, move away from the rhetoric and grandstanding. It is a luxury our country cannot afford. We must ensure that our dialogues are fair, less acrimonious and more constructive.As a caring government we will continue to lead the way by providing hope to all South Africans. Our social assistance programmes have lifted millions of people out of despair, and have planted the seeds of hope.The structural changes we are implementing will spur economic growth and ultimately lead to an economy and society that is more equitable. However, we cannot do it alone and need every sector of society to partner with us in this endeavour.Many South African companies have reaped the fruits of our freedom and have over the years have grown into strong multi-national corporations.As pillars in industry, we encourage them to use their success to move the country forward as we create the nation we all envisioned at the start of democracy. When South Africa benefits we all stand to benefit. Equally, we call on society to put aside narrow self-interest. Together we can build the country of our dreams; a nation which is prosperous, equitable and provides space for everyone to shine.The patriots who lived and died for our freedom have paved the way for this future, now it’s our turn to move South Africa forward.last_img read more

Barcelona wins at Bernabeu again to end Real Madrid title hopes

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Three days after winning 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, Barcelona followed up by defeating Madrid 1-0 to virtually end its hopes of winning the Spanish league title.Ivan Rakitic scored in the first half and Barcelona held on for its third straight victory at the Bernabeu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBarcelona, which has also now become the first team to win four in a row at the Bernabeu in the league, is 12 points ahead of Madrid with 12 matches left. The defending champions are 10 points in front of second-place Atletico Madrid, which visits Real Sociedad on Sunday.Winning coach Ernesto Valverde remained cautious, though. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barcelona players celebrate after winning the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)MADRID — With Real Madrid on the ropes in front of its own fans, Barcelona showed no mercy.The Catalan club threw the knockout punch on Saturday, leaving Madrid reeling from a second consecutive demoralizing home loss by its biggest rival in less than a week.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments LATEST STORIES Barcelona won 3-0 the last time the teams met in the league at the Bernabeu, and routed Madrid 5-1 at Camp Nou Stadium in their first league game this season.After dominating in the first half on Wednesday only to collapse in the second, Madrid never looked in control on Saturday.Barcelona created most of the chances and struck in the 26th minute. Sergi Roberto sent a pass behind the Madrid defenders for Rakitic and the midfielder chipped the ball over goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from inside the area.Madrid pressed forward after conceding and came close to scoring a few times, but Barcelona kept threatening on the counter.Lionel Messi was quiet for Barca. His most notable moment came when he and Sergio Ramos squared up before halftime, with the Argentina forward upset at the Madrid captain for leaving his arm high and hitting his face in a challenge.It was the third meeting between the teams in less than a month. They also drew 1-1 in the first leg of the Copa semifinals at Camp Nou. They can only meet again this season in the Champions League. Barca drew with Lyon 1-1 in its first-leg match in the round of 16.OTHER RESULTSJapanese midfielder Takashi Inui scored a second-half winner as Alaves defeated relegation-threatened Villarreal 2-1 to move into fourth spot, the final Champions League position.Sevilla wasted a chance to go fourth by losing 2-1 at bottom club Huesca after conceding eight minutes into second-half stoppage time. Defeat extended Sevilla’s winless streak to five league games, dropping it to sixth place.Wu Lei became the first Chinese player to score in the Spanish league when he struck in Espanyol’s 3-1 win against Valladolid. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We are not yet considering Madrid out of the title race,” he said. “Atletico is not our only rival, absolutely not. We all know Madrid is capable of winning several matches in a row and getting back in contention.”Madrid is in crisis, with the Champions League the only trophy it can win this season. Coach Santiago Solari will be under pressure when his side hosts Ajax on Tuesday to defend a 2-1 first-leg lead in the round of 16.“We have to see how we can improve,” Solari said. “There is no doubt it’s a significant distance to the lead in the league, but we are not going to give up. We will keep fighting until the end, in the Spanish league and Champions League.”Barcelona is gunning for three titles — the league, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League — and its players celebrated in front of the away fans after the match, while some Madrid supporters jeered their side at the end.Madrid is winless against Barcelona in six matches in all competitions, and has lost 11 of 18 matches played against its rival in the Spanish capital.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Big crowds cheer kick off of Alaska’s famed Iditarod race 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crashlast_img read more

Cameron Bailey Appointed CoHead of TIFF

first_imgImage courtesy of TIFF, Photo by Matt Barnes Advertisement Facebook “Piers has done a remarkable job during his tenure as Director & CEO and Artistic Director before that,” continued Tory.  “We are indebted to him for the vision and strategy – and the elegance he brought to the role.”“I have tremendous respect for Cameron and his longstanding contribution to TIFF’s success,” said Piers Handling. “His passion and vision for the future of the organization underlines his deep leadership skills. It gives me great comfort to know TIFF is in such good hands.”“I’ve been fortunate to work alongside Piers for so many years. We programmed Canadian films together, we made our first programming trip to Burkina Faso together and we’ve spent countless hours working out how best to engage audiences with the power of film,” said Cameron Bailey. “I am honoured to be entrusted with guiding the future of TIFF.”A search committee of the Board of Directors has been working with Caldwell Partners to identify candidates for the Managing Director & Co-Head role.  The search is international in scope and is expected to result in an announcement prior to this September’s Festival.Social Media:Twitter:  @TIFF_NETFacebook:  Facebook.com/TIFF Advertisement Twittercenter_img TORONTO — The Board of Directors of TIFF announced today the appointment of Cameron Bailey to the newly created position of Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF.  The role is a promotion and expansion of Bailey’s current position of Artistic Director, which he has held since 2012. Prior to that, Bailey held the role of Festival Co-Director from 2008-2012. Bailey will report directly to the Board of Directors effective October 1, 2018.Since CEO Piers Handling’s announcement last July that the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival would be his last, the TIFF Board engaged in a process for CEO transition, including a review of the organization’s current structure. After their assessment, the Board decided on a two-headed structure for TIFF, with one position (Bailey’s) focused on the artistic direction of the organization, and the other, Managing Director & Co-Head, focused on the business and revenue optimization. These two positions will work closely together to set the tone and lead the organization, bringing the new strategic plan to life.  They will both report directly to the Board of Directors.“With a five year strategic plan for TIFF launched this year, and more changes on the horizon for our industry, we believe a two-headed structure is right for the future success of TIFF,” explained Jennifer Tory.  “Cameron is a film industry veteran who has earned a reputation for discerning, expansive curation since joining TIFF as a programmer in 1990. Combined with his accomplishments as TIFF’s Artistic Director,  we have full confidence in his vision for the direction of the organization.” Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Attawapiskat also facing health crisis residents

first_imgAPTN National NewsHousing conditions on Attawapiskat are capturing the headlines.But the sad truth is there are many challenges that the community faces.As APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin found out in Attawapiskat, many are struggling daily just to stay alive.last_img

Bears Grant Matt Forte 4Year Extension

Bears Grant Matt Forte 4Year Extension

Matt Forte has been a rock-solid running back for the Chicago Bears for years, and the team has just not gotten around to showing its appreciation of the Pro Bowl running back.The sound and reliable Forte agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth roughly $32 million,The Bears had placed their franchise tag on Forte in March and the sides had until 4 p.m. today to reach an agreement. Without a long-term deal, Forte would have had to play the 2012 season under the $7.749 million tender or sit out the season.The deal is a sign of respect for Forte. He has been under-appreciated most of his career and when he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee early in a Dec. 4 loss to Kansas City — shelving him for the season — it would not have been a surprise if the Bears held back on a new deal.Forte went into last season looking for an extension, but was disappointed when the sides could not did not reach an agreement with the Bears. There was a point where he believed he would be playing his last year in a Bears’ uniform because they could not come to terms.But look at him now. Forte got rewarded with a multi-year deal even though the team had not seen how he fared after the injury.Without Forte and quarterback Jay Cutler, the Bears struggled down the stretch and finished third in the NFC North, missing the playoffs with an 8-8 record.Still, Forte was so strong before his injury that he still got his first Pro Bowl selection. He finishing with 1,487 yards from scrimmage and 997 rushing in his fourth season. He averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Forte was the first Chicago running back to make it to the Pro Bowl since Neal Anderson following the 1991 season. read more