The Government’s Social Action Fund has awarded £303,800 to The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) to raise awareness of philanthropy among young people in England. The project currently works with 10,000 young people, developing skills through hands-on experience of philanthropy and providing them with ‘real life’ experiences of charitable giving.The project involves working with school pupils who, as a team, select a local charity that best addresses their chosen issue. They interview staff and beneficiaries before preparing a presentation for a judging panel with the best team winning a £3,000 donation for their charity.The new funding from the Social Action Fund will enable the London-based project to expand to the Midlands and North West, enabling a total of 18,000 pupils to participate.Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society, said: “The money we have awarded through the Social Action Fund means this hugely successful initiative can extend its reach beyond London enabling more young people to support local good causes. It will broaden young people’s horizons, empower them to address community issues and gives them real opportunities to develop their teamwork and presentation skills. Head teachers across the country should embrace this programme.”www.thesocialinvestmentbusiness.org/our-funds/social-action-fund/winners/ Howard Lake | 15 June 2012 | 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding Giving/Philanthropy Social Action Fund awards grant to inspire philanthropy in young people 56 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
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed he will hold talks with Tom Cleverley about his future. The Scot is also looking to keep skipper Ron Vlaar and midfielder Fabian Delph, who are both out of contract at the end of the season, next month. He does not expect to lose them and does not have a strict transfer budget for January and will work on a player-by-player basis with chairman Randy Lerner and chief executive Tom Fox. “That’s exactly the way it works, I don’t have a problem,” he said. “We have had one or two chats on the phone with Tom and Randy, if something comes up and Randy thinks it is feasible and affordable and right for the club then I am pretty sure he will have a look at it. “But we have to get into that position where we need a position filled.” Press Association Villa have an option to buy the Manchester United loanee in January but Cleverley’s contract at Old Trafford expires in June. Everton wanted to sign the England international in the summer but failed to agree a deal with United, allowing Villa to resurrect a deadline day move which looked to be over. The club have no deal in place for the midfielder in the summer and Lambert is planning to sit down with the 25-year-old. “I have the option to buy in January but I have got him for a season long loan anyway. I would definitely try but a lot will depend on finances,” said Lambert, who has Cleverley available for the Boxing Day trip to Swansea after suspension. “I will have a discussion with Tom and sit with him and see what he thinks. He is still a Manchester United player. “But the great thing about Tom Cleverley is he has been brilliant here. His enthusiasm for the game and the way he plays the game is great. “The way he is around the place is great. I am pretty sure he loves his football here. “He has been a credit to himself and Manchester United with the way he has conducted himself. “I think he has played really, really well, he has years ahead of him to play. “I am pretty sure he will not want to keep sitting around, knowing Tom Cleverley as I do in a short space of time he won’t want to sit on the bench.”
In the latest edition of its magazine, the Football Association interviewed the first man of this organization Alexander Ceferin. Slovenian, who had recently arrived as the first man to UEFA, with this interview is showed from a slightly different angle.He succeeded Michel Platini and gave some interesting answers to interview questions, but said some things that will make a special sympathy to the football fans in Bosnia and Herzegovina.“The first football game I watched live was between Yugoslavia and Denmark, which was played in Ljubljana. We played excellently, but I liked Safet Susic and Zlatko Vujovic the most. I remember the stadium was filled to capacity. However, I could not properly monitor the developments on the ground in front of me because it was very crowded”, recalled Ceferin.A lawyer, who is very influential in the European football revealed which club he liked the most.“As a child used to watch football, in particular, I loved to watch Hajduk the most. At that time it was one of the best clubs in Yugoslavia – admitted the president of UEFA that was once a fan of Bila from Split, whose first chief for many years was another former coach of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Blaz Sliskovic.It seems that the Ceferino’s passion for football is closely related to the players from Bosnia and Herzegovina. In fact, one Bosnia was responsible for the greatest football joy of the current president of UEFA. It was a goal by Zlatko Dedic (born in Bihac) for placement of Slovenia in the World Cup in 2010.“I will remember that for a long time. We won Russia and in that way made placement on the Championship in South Africa. Zlatko Dedic scored a decisive goal, that was an amazing day,” concludes Ceferin.(Source: faktor/ photo yahoosports)
Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015â€¢3:36 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block Circle Drive, Wellington.â€¢7:38 a.m. Brandi J. Hayden-Ray, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration/expired tag.â€¢7:40 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 300 block S. Washington, Wellington.â€¢Jim Lavine, 41, Wellington was served a summons to appear for a charge of theft.â€¢1:40 p.m. Jereme R. Thatcher, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no rearview mirrors.â€¢8:55 p.m. Jerry Evans II, 44, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.
(AP)–There’s always something to sell in boxing, some angle to make you pay.The latest from Manny Pacquiao is he’s willing to do everything but pick up Floyd Mayweather Jr. and drive him to the arena to make the megafight boxing has been waiting way too long for.Pacquiao says Mr. Money can have more money, and get top billing. He can watch him take his steroid tests, and even choose the food at the prefight press conference if he wants.“He can even wear my trunks if it gets him in the ring with me,” Pacquiao said. “I want to fight Floyd Mayweather next.”Unfortunately for boxing fans, Pacquiao is not fighting Mayweather next. He’s meeting Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time, a fight so unattractive that he needs to talk about Mayweather to get anyone to pay attention to it.That’s not entirely Pacman’s fault. Actually, most of it is Mayweather’s fault for refusing to step up for the fight that would likely define his career.His nonsensical rants about steroids and patriotism whenever Pacquiao’s name is brought up are just that. His strange reluctance to prove his boast that he is the best fighter in the world brings into doubt just how legitimate that boast is.Still, he remains the biggest draw in boxing, something he proves every fight with his big pay-per-view numbers. The mere mention of his name sells tickets, though it’s anyone’s guess when he will fight again after serving more than two months in jail this summer.It’s been nearly four years since Pacquiao gave Oscar De La Hoya such a beating that he sent him into retirement, a fight that started the buzz about a Pacquiao-Mayweather match. It seemed sure to happen, and it seemed sure to be the richest fight ever, with both boxers pocketing at least $40 million.My guess now is Mayweather and Pacquiao will never meet in the ring, even now when Pacquiao is offering to take 45 percent of the purse to 55 percent for Mayweather. I’ve felt that way for some time, and the feeling was reinforced when Mayweather went apoplectic when I dared to ask him before his fight against Miguel Cotto in May why he wasn’t fighting Pacquiao instead.That doesn’t mean Pacquiao can’t use his erstwhile rival to sell some tickets of his own. And that’s all he’s really doing by calling out Mayweather now when he’s got another fighter in front of him.I’ve been ringside for all three of Pacquiao’s fights with Marquez, and they’ve all been good, close fights that could have gone either way. Their styles guarantee a competitive fight, and if you liked the first 36 rounds you’ll probably dig the credit card out to pay for another 12.But do I want to see them fight for a fourth time on Dec. 8? Not particularly.But that is the fight promoter Bob Arum gave us when he told Timothy Bradley he wasn’t a big enough attraction for a second fight with Pacquiao, even though he won the first in a highly controversial decision. Arum believes that Hispanic fight fans will help Pacquiao-Marquez IV do more than the 850,000 pay-per-views for Bradley in June.There’s a sense, though, that Pacquiao is fading, even though he appeared to dominate Bradley before backing off in the final rounds of their fight. He has been fighting professionally now for 17 years, and the difficulty he had getting motivated for his last two fights is a sure sign that he’s inching closer to the end of his lucrative career.Beating Marquez for a third time in four fights won’t prove anything other than Pacquiao can still earn a big payday. Losing to him will mean two defeats in a row for Pacman, and almost certainly scuttle any chance of a Mayweather fight.Mayweather has been uncharacteristically quiet since his release from jail in Las Vegas, where he was serving a sentence on a domestic abuse charge. He hasn’t revealed what his plans are, though it’s clear he won’t be fighting the rest of the year.Assuming Pacquiao beats Marquez—and that’s a big assumption—the earliest the two could meet would be in the spring, most likely the first week of May. That’s also the last legitimate date for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight to mean anything, and if it passes, a chance to make boxing history will pass along with it.Pacquiao’s offer to take less money does put the onus of making the fight squarely on Mayweather. He’s running out of excuses not to fight Pacquiao, and both his legacy and reputation will suffer if he doesn’t.Any serious talk about a possible fight, though, will have to wait until Pacquiao fights Marquez.Until then any offer Pacquiao makes is nothing more than a sales job for Dec. 8.
Facebook48Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeThe Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will not schedule any razor clam digs on ocean beaches in November due to elevated levels of marine toxins.Tests show that domoic acid levels on Washington beaches remain above the threshold (20 parts per million) set by state public health officials, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW.“We can’t open the beaches for digging until toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat,” Ayres said. “Based on the latest results, we won’t be able to do that until mid-December at the earliest.”All razor clam beaches have remained closed to digging since last spring when toxin levels increased significantly.WDFW will continue to work with the Washington Department of Health to monitor regularly marine toxin levels in razor clams, Ayres said. Test results are posted on WDFW’s webpage here.Domoic acid, a natural toxin produced by certain types of algae, can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. Cooking or freezing does not destroy domoic acid in shellfish.Since 1991, when the toxin was first detected on the Pacific coast, outbreaks of domoic acid have prompted the cancellation of three entire razor clam seasons in Washington – the last one in 2002-03.For more information on this season check out:Washington Razor Clam Management Briefing: Setting the 2015-2016 Season
By Bernadette Hogan |RUMSON – When a handful of students were asked to spend last Saturday inside Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, there was no grumbling.The young actors and film fans chosen by Film Studies teacher Dana Maulshagen were given an opportunity to be in a feature film, “Immortal,” and work alongside a film industry professional, Rob Margolies.Immortal is a 4-part anthology feature film about ordinary people who come to realize they cannot die, told in the style of the Twilight Zone. Margolies is the producer of the series, and director of this installment.RFH alum Rob Margolies, left, directed and filmed a portion of a four part series, “Immortal,” at his alma mater. Photo courtesy Eliana WeinfeldMargolies, an alumnus of RFH Class of 2001, has always been passionate about film. After high school, he graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production. During his senior year he won a scholarship to work with Oscar Award-winning director William Friedkin (“The Exorcist”) and his first film “Lifelines” was borne of this venture.Growing up, Margolies divided his weekends between the comfort of the Red Bank movie theater alongside his grandmother, Thelma LaBove, and trips to the former Movie City Video Store of Little Silver. Pouring over video box descriptions, film credits and teases, Margolies was hooked.In the fifth grade, Forrestdale English teacher Jeff Pedone noticed Margolies’s creative writing, and suggested he combine that talent with his love for movies.“A lightbulb flashed,” Margolies recalls. “I thought: I can do that for a living? I can tell crazy stories for a living?”As a film student, he recalled feeling fueled by immersion in a creative environment. Forfeiting frat parties, he spent time writing and experimenting with ideas.“In film school, I found I had to work harder than everyone else. I hate being competitive, but I believe everyone should have their dreams come true.”His experience working with Friedkin helped him learn fast. “It was his bluntness I respected so much. It made me work ten times harder. I didn’t take anything personally, but his words of wisdom pushed me further. Two years later, I was making my first feature film.”Margolies will tell you, for every dream, there’s an algorithm. Finding financing for films is no walk in the park, it’s a numbers game. That’s where his knack for producing comes into play.“If you’re asking 100 people for funding, and keep getting turned down, then you need to reevaluate yourself and the project.”This is a subject Margolies, a resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, covers at The Actor’s Green Room in New York City, a training space for actors, where he draws upon his background teaches courses on auditioning for independent films, finding investors for feature films and “Everything You Need to Know About Making a Movie.”Instruction is based off personal experience: as a director what he looks for within the first ten minutes of an audition – “first impression is everything” – and how if you’re going to embark on a film venture of your own, finding investors and persistence is everything.“To struggle and overcome, to focus on a passion – it’s both a blessing and has a curse element to it,” he said. That’s why growing up Margolies says he didn’t fit the mold.“I was a film geek. But I knew I wouldn’t be that normal person in any respect – even in film,” he said. “I didn’t have a choice.”Margolies has two sons, 4 ½-year-old Bastian – named after his favorite character in his favorite film “The NeverEnding Story” – and 3-year-old Ellis, a name owing to his love for New York City.“If I can inspire my sons, if I can see that my kids live their dreams, then that’s enough for me. I want them to see me as someone who may not have won an Oscar, but someone who worked toward their dreams.”He admits with a laugh, “And it’s all based on luck, I’m getting closer to making a movie like ‘Shawshank’ [Redemption]. I’m getting closer to fulfilling my dreams.”Margolies predicts “Immortal” will be finished within the year, with actors Dylan Baker (CBS’s “The Good Wife,” SHOWTIME’s “Homeland”) and actress Lindsay Mushett, of whom Margolies says, “I’ve never met someone give such a natural, riveting performance” upon her first audition.In his spare time Margolies attracts talented filmmakers via developyourmovie.com. Those interested have the opportunity to pitch the film idea, and Margolies determines whether or not he can help find financing for the project.This article was first published in the May 10-17, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.