The new award recognises groups’ innovative, inclusive and resourceful utilisation of the Internet to the benefit of the local community. Applications are judged in four separate categories including 1) Community Integration; 2) Digital Inclusion; 3) Innovation and 4) WebMax, which rewards organisations that maximise exposure to the Internet by encouraging a large number of individuals to use the Internet-ready PC.Round Two of this year’s awards is now open, with an additional seven hundred awards offered for both levels. The closing date for postal applications is 25 November 2004 and 2 December 2004 for online applications. Applicants must demonstrate how they would use the Internet in an innovative way to the benefit of the wider community. Howard Lake | 16 August 2004 | 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. BT adds e-ffective Connection Award to Community Connections 32 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 In addition to offering Internet-ready PCs to community groups, BT Community Connections has now launched the e-ffective Connection Award to offer further IT equipment to past recipients.The BT Community Connections scheme has awarded more than 3,800 Internet-ready PCs to voluntary groups throughout the country. Now in its third year it is investing a further £1.3 million and has announced its e-ffective Connection Award.This is open to past winners of a BT Community Connections Award who can apply for IT equipment that is awarded as an enhanced package to supplement the Internet-ready PC previously received. Advertisement
News January 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 iPhone apps about Dalai Lama blocked in China ChinaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders urges the US consumer electronics company Apple to explain the alleged censorship of the iPhone applications which, according to IDG News Service, it has implemented in its App Store in China. IDG publishes such specialist magazines as Macworld, PC World and Computerworld.“China’s iPhone users have a right to know what they cannot access,” Reporters Without Borders said. “For the sake of transparency, Apple should release a complete list of the censored apps – if any are being censored – and the selection criteria used. If Apple has agreed to withdraw some of the App Store products under pressure from the authorities, it will have joined the club of companies that are accomplices to the censorship of news and information in China.”The press freedom organisation continued: “This would be great disappointment coming from a company known for its creativity. Despite its “Think differently” motto, Apple seems to be unable to think differently from the Chinese authorities. The need to comply with local laws is not a plausible excuse. Censoring content about the Dalai Lama would be indefensible and would be a clear violation of international standards governing free expression.”According to IDG News Service, iPhone apps about the Dalai Lama and Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer, which are available in other countries, cannot be downloaded in China. The blocked apps include Dalai Quotes, Dalai Lama Quotes, Dalai Lama Prayerwheel, Paging Dalai Lama, Nobel Laureates (which includes references to the Dalai Lama) and 10 Conditions, an app referring to Rebiya Kadeer.US Internet companies Yahoo! and Google have been censoring the Chinese versions of their search engines for years. Yahoo! even provided the Chinese authorities with information that enabled them to identify journalist Shi Tao as the author of an email on a very sensitive political issue. As a result, he was given a 10-year jail sentence in 2005 and is still in prison.Reporters Without Borders added: “The US Congress should lose no time in adopting the Global Online Freedom Act, a bill introduced by Republican Congressman Chris Smith that would prevent US Internet companies from being forced to collaborate with Internet censors in repressive countries.” RSF_en Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific
Concert’s partial proceeds goes to H.O.T. Pinterest WhatsApp Local News Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleBond committee discusses procedures, why last one didn’t passNext articleBlue Ribbon Run X admin Honor Our Troops logo Get tickets hereRolling 7’s Ranch Event Center, 11700 W. County Road 122, has scheduled Aaron Copeland to perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday.Doors open at 7 p.m.Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Partial proceeds will go to Honor Our Troops (H.O.T.) Twitter WhatsApp By admin – April 10, 2018
ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles picked up the endorsement of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union Local 3 in her bid for New York State Assembly District 125, her campaign announced on Friday.“Anna has a strong commitment to local labor, fair pay and benefits, and we will be looking forward to working with Anna in the future,” said Steven Harvey, Vice President of the International Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 – NY.BAC Local 3 NY represents bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tile setters, throughout western New York. “It has been an honor to stand with the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers in support of local labor for years” said Kelles in a statement Friday. “Our community stands on the shoulders of our craftsmen, and it’s important that we honor their work. I want to thank local 3 for their support and I look forward to continuing our work together.”Kelles is one of seven Democratic candidates vying for the nomination after long-time Assemblymember Barbara Lifton announced her retirement earlier this year.That field also includes former Legislative Counsel to Barbara Lifton, Jordan Lesser, Cortland’s Lisa Hoeschele, City of Ithaca Alderperson Seph Murtagh, Dryden Town Supervisor Jason Leifer, Cortland County Legislator Beau Harbin, and local attorney Sujata Gibson, who all successfully petitioned for a place on the ballot.The primary, which all voters will be able to request an absentee ballot for due to COVID-19, will be held on June 23 and early voting beginning June 13th. Your government news is made possible with support from: Tagged: Anna Kelles, new york state assembly, NY125
Tidepools are not uncommon in Antarctica, but there appear to be no data on the physical environment within polar tidepools and only anecdotal information on their biology. Here we report a high resolution record of temperature in an Antarctic tidepool made over two summers and the intervening winter. During the summer open water season the highest daily mean, and also the maximum temperatures, were recorded during the period of continuous daylight around the summer solstice. This short-term variability of temperature in the tidepool greatly exceeded that in the nearby open ocean, indicating the need for a eurythermal physiology in tidepool biota. In winter the tidepool froze over, the unfrozen water cooled to − 5.5 °C, and freeze concentration increased its salinity to roughly three times normal seawater. A polar tidepool isolated from the sea in winter is probably inimical to many larger marine organisms, which must populate the tidepool afresh each summer.
Thousands of Poles living in Northern Ireland can now get a taste of home after Dublin-based Brennans launched a traditional Polish bread called ’chleb polski’.Brennans claims to be the first bakery in the region to offer customers the bread, which will be baked under the careful guidance of Polish bakers.Colin Todd, business development manager, said that to ensure they got the recipe right, bakery staff had travelled to Poland to source the best ingredients. He added that samplings carried out so far had been extremely well received.
Beloved drummer John Morgan Kimock recently sat down with us to go in-depth about his newest project, JMMY. A collaboration between Kimock and Alex Luquet, JMMY is unique in its creative direction from the drummer. While Kimock has played with Mike Gordon, K I M O C K, Everyone Orchestra and more, JMMY is his own creation.“I’ve been fussing around with infusing acoustic and electronic music since I was in high school, and wanted to take the jump moving it into a live context. There is an overall “role expansion” for a drummer in this age. A lot of my drummer friends are creating these amazing hybrid kits and triggering walls of sound, melodies, and in some cases make as much sound as a four-piece band,” said Kimock. He adds, “JMMY is a chance to experiment with these types on concepts and bring it into other bands that I play in.”With an EP called Partial due out later this year, Kimock has shared the first track from this exciting new release. Check out the video for “LowLands,” below shot and directed by Jason Gallagher:JMMY has three dates on the books, including a show supporting Congo Sanchez at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY on May 4th, as well as shows at the Arch St. Tavern in Hartford, CT on May 5th and The Funhouse in Kimock’s hometown of Bethlehem, PA on May 6th. The last two shows will feature support from Mammal Dap, and DJ Discreet will be on hand for the May 6th show. Don’t miss out!You can also check out JMMY on Facebook, and if you ask them, they just might share a track with you!Check out Kimock’s busy tour schedule below:w/ VOODOO DEAD –4/30 – Republic New Orleans LA5/1 – Republic New Orleans LAw/ JMMY5/4 – Knitting Factory Brooklyn NY5/5 – Arch St. Tavern 5/6 – The Funhouse Bethlehem PAw/ GRIMACE FEDERATION5/13 – Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia PAw/ EVERYONE ORCHESTRA5/19 – Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn NY5/20 – Gypsy Sallys – Washington DC5/21 – Live at the Lot Ardmore PA5/22 – Musikfest Cafe Bethlehem PAw/ K I M O C K 6/2 – Ophelia’s Denver CO6/3 – Aggie Theater Fort Collins CO6/4 – Fox Theater Boulder CO
Aqueous has been on the rise of late, playing–and selling out–bigger and bigger venues across the country and converting new fans left and right. However, for their submission to the 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, the Buffalo-based quartet opted for a less prestigious stage–a non-descript, unfinished basement laundry room.The Tiny Desk Contest is an annual competition based on NPR’s long-running Tiny Desk Concert series, which brings a diverse stream of artists to NPR’s offices for intimate, stripped-down performances. The contest invites musicians to send a video of them playing an original song at a desk–any desk–the way they would if they were playing a real NPR Tiny Desk Concert. The winner of the contest (judged by a panel of experts including Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and the Bangas, last year’s winners) will get the opportunity to play their own official Tiny Desk Concert, tour the U.S. with NPR and Lagunitas, and appear at a taping of NPR’s Ask Me Another.As their entry into the contest, Aqueous performed a rendition of “Underlyer” behind a seriously distressed-looking desk. The band took the “stripped-down” aesthetic of Tiny Desk to heart for their submission: Keyboardist/guitarist Dave Loss, normally surrounded by a wall of keyboards and other gear onstage, has just one keyboard (set up on the top of the dryer) and his microphone. Drummer Rob Houk plays a three-piece kit (kick, snare, hi-hat). Guitarist Mike Gantzer delivers the vocals with audible passion and sincerity, and Evan McPhaden keeps the whole ship afloat with his air-tight underlying bass line. The intentionally sparse rendition of the slow-funk cocktail lounge groove hits its mark with style, clearly conveying the band’s talent and chemistry.Good luck to Aqueous and all the other musicians that entered this year’s 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest. You can head here to check outAqueous – “Underlyer” – 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission[Video: AqueousBand]For info about Aqueous’s upcoming shows and more, head to their website.
Faculty consider the massive logistical, political challenges facing states in November For instance, in the upcoming election the GOP hopes to recruit an estimated 50,000 volunteers to act as “poll watchers” to ensure voters’ legitimacy. Republicans have also set aside $20 million as a legal fund to resist attempts to enlarge voting rolls. The two parties are enmeshed in a battle in Florida about overturning a law that kept most convicted felons from voting. Both President Trump and Attorney General William Barr have voiced opposition to mail-in voting, saying it invites fraud, though they have not provided any evidence to support their claim. Citing his concerns, Trump has refused to say that he would unequivocally accept the result of the election should he lose.Many of the complications around the election are being further tangled by the issues arising from the pandemic. “Part of what we’re seeing is that these various problems are taking place in a climate that doesn’t make it easy to solve them,” said Keyssar. He cites the delays expected from the increased number of mail-in ballots. “It’s very unlikely that the outcome of the election will be determined by election night,” said Keyssar. “A number of states are not going to have had a chance to start counting ballots, and the current administration is trying to make it harder for people to count.”Citing the 2000 presidential election, when Florida’s electoral vote was decided by the Supreme Court, Keyssar notes other possible complications, none of which are likely to promote voter confidence. “There is the question for any given state about who certifies the choice of electors and who certifies the electoral votes of that state,” he said. When tallies are delayed or unclear, he said, “it may be legal and constitutional for a state legislature to choose electors by itself. The challenge is getting a transparent and clear outcome and getting broad popular consent to that outcome.”A recent article in The Atlantic hints at how difficult that might be. The piece reports that Republican Party officials told journalist Barton Gellman that the Trump campaign is considering pushing battleground states with GOP majorities in their legislatures to appoint electors who will support the incumbent should he lose in the voting, the justification being a concern over widespread fraud. Lawrence Tabas, Republican Party chair in the pivotal state of Pennsylvania, was quoted as saying, “I’ve mentioned it to them, and I hope they’re thinking about it too.”“I think the remarkable fact about this election is that the outcome would not be in doubt, and we would not be having all this drama, if we had a national popular vote,” Keyssar said. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. How white evangelicals tour the nation’s capital and redeem a Christian America How to change an election Faith in the ballot With both sides wary of tampering, a government professor tries to game the game on what tactics could follow a close result Presidential elections are always fraught, but this year’s is in its own league. Between pandemic precautions and potential crises of voter confidence, election officials are anticipating multiple new challenges as Americans prepare to head to the polls.COVID-19 is affecting the election in multiple ways. For starters, worries about exposure at polling places have already led to increased interest in mail-in voting, which is expected to hit record levels. However, while for many voting by mail seems like the safest and easiest option, “There are a lot of steps involved,” said the Kennedy School’s Archon Fung, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government. “Because our elections are regulated at the local level, it’s different everywhere.”For example, while registered voters in some states are now automatically mailed ballots, in others — including Massachusetts — mail-in ballots are limited to those who meet certain requirements and must be requested. (Massachusetts now allows any registered voter to request a ballot, citing COVID-19 concerns.)These ballots must then be properly filled out and signed in accordance with state-specific rules. In some states, including Alabama, Alaska, and Wisconsin, those signatures must be witnessed, a rule that is in flux: Virginia recently dropped the witnessing requirement. Finally, these ballots must be returned properly — for example, Pennsylvania voters must use a “secrecy envelope” — for their ballot to be accepted, certified, and counted. (The nonpartisan website Turbovote offers up-to-date guidance on navigating these state-by-state regulations.) As ongoing court cases argue over the differing deadlines for states to accept ballots, all election officials urge voters to request (if necessary) and return their ballots as soon as possible.The fact that many voters may be opting for mail-in ballots for the first time raises other, more basic questions as well. Professor Alexander Keyssar ’77, Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, poses just one of them: “If I apply for an absentee ballot, but I haven’t mailed it in yet, can I go vote?” (Again, this depends on your state. Massachusetts voters can opt to vote in person if they have not mailed in their ballots or if their mailed ballot is deemed invalid.) “There are answers to those questions, but they are not obvious” said Keyssar, author of “Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?”If that sounds complicated, it is. “My friends who study other countries tell me that they think it’s harder to vote in the United States than in just about any other country,” said Fung.,The pandemic is also affecting in-person voting. Protocols around social distancing and masking are being enacted, again at the state and local levels, but many former polling places — such as schools and nursing homes — are considered too vulnerable to utilize. Especially as concern rises over long waits to vote, viable alternatives are sought. “There is a lot of uncertainty around both the safety of in-person voting and how in-person voting will occur,” said Fung. “A lot of states are shifting around polling places and trying to accommodate increased early voting.”Who will staff those polling places is also a concern. Historically, retirees have made up the bulk of poll workers, but this population is at greater risk from the pandemic. “Some of the people who are the most reliable poll workers are also the most vulnerable,” said Fung. Nonpartisan campaigns to recruit younger poll workers are ongoing. “One of the silver linings of this election is that a new generation of people will have the experience of working the polls,” said Fung.Another positive development is that many corporations are engaged in increasing voter participation. More than 1,100 companies, including Patagonia, Walgreens, and PayPal have joined the nonpartisan Time to Vote coalition, with many either giving their employees paid time off to vote or making other concessions, such as opening later on Election Day, Nov. 3.Potentially undermining all these developments and the best of precautions is public opinion. “The confidence in our elections is weaker,” said Fung. “There are legitimate concerns in how elections are administered and whether they are free and fair.” These concerns come from across the political spectrum. “Some people think there is voter suppression,” said Fung. “Other people think that there’s some voter fraud.”Overall, Democrats favor lowering the bar and making access easier. There is a general belief that Democrats benefit from higher turnouts. Republicans historically have backed higher barriers that often include a focus on voter identity and other security measures. “I think the remarkable fact about this election is that the outcome would not be in doubt, and we would not be having all this drama, if we had a national popular vote.” — Alexander Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy Related A big election amid pandemic in a riven land