AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 March 2010 | News Advertisement EU Money Service has published the 2010 edition of its annual EU Grants Directory, which contains details of hundreds of grants available from the European Commission for various kinds of organisations. Funds are available for projects relating to racism, the environment, women’s issues, child protection, young people, the elderly, education and training, the disabled, human rights, energy, transport, the arts, the media and many more.The EU Grants Directory is published on CD-Rom for £30, or can be downloaded for £20. The 155-page Directory contains information extracted from the European Commission’s budget and is presented as a PDF, and is searchable by keyword. A sample extract of the Directory is available online. Orders placed before 31 March qualify for a £5 reduction.Those purchasing the Directory also receive 12 months unlimited access to the company’s EU Money Grants Update Service. Each month subscribers receive by email a copy of “EU Grants News” which contains links to information on the latest call for grant applications; grant objectives; current priorities; grant deadlines; grant rates; application timetable; Brussels contact names and addresses; partnership requirements; application forms; and ./guidance notes.www.europeangrants.com/directory.htmlPhoto: Mathias Pastwa on Flickr.com 36 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 2010 edition of EU Grants Directory published Tagged with: Funding 35 total views, 1 views today 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.
O’Rourke announced his run for the presidency in March, prompting media attention and polling numbers that put him in the ranks with some of the race’s then-front-runners and an impressive first-day fundraising haul of $6.1 million.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. adamkaz/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced on Twitter that he is dropping out of the 2020 president race.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, this is “a big old fish.”In late December, a fisherman caught a massive Warsaw-grouper near southwest Florida. Now, biologists from Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute have determined that this is one truly impressive catch.According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the angler landed a Warsaw Grouper weighing a whopping 350 pounds.The big catch happened in December with a hook and line in roughly 600 feet of water.Biologists with the FWC Research Institute estimate the fish is 50 years old.Warsaw groupers can grow to nearly eight feet long and can weigh up to nearly 600 pounds.The largest ever caught in Florida weighed nearly 440 pounds.While the FWC appears to be excited about this particular catch, they don’t promote fishermen targeting these fish. According to them, the “status of the population in the Gulf is unknown.”
21 Dec 2016 England team named to defend Costa Ballena title The six-man England team has been named to defend the trophy at the 2017 Costa Ballena Quadrangular Tournament in Spain. The players include Yorkshire’s Will Whiteoak and Wiltshire’s Ben Amor (image © Leaderboard Photography) who were in last year’s winning team. They will be joined by George Bloor of Derbyshire, Tom Gandy of the Isle of Man, Matthew Jordan and Josh McMahon of Cheshire. The match, against Germany, Italy and Spain will take place at Costa Ballena Golf Club from 25-27 January. England will be targeting their sixth victory, having won in 2016, 2014, 2006, 2005 and 2001. The players: Ben Amor, 21, (Marlborough) helped England win the 2016 Costa Ballena Tournament and went on to become the English Men’s County Champion of Champions. George Bloor, 21, (Cavendish) was runner-up in both the English amateur championship and the North of England amateur. Tom Gandy, 24, (Rowany) was a quarter finalist in the English men’s amateur and reached the matchplay stages of the Amateur Championship. Matthew Jordan, 20, (Royal Liverpool) was runner-up in the Dutch Junior Open, third in the Hampshire Salver and fourth in the Irish Open. Josh McMahon, 21, (Wallasey) was seventh in the Brabazon Trophy, third in the Northern county qualifier and fourth in the Lee Westwood Trophy. Will Whiteoak, 22, (Shipley) was in England’s winning team at the 2016 Costa Ballena quadrangular tournament. He also helped Yorkshire to win the 2016 English Men’s County Finals.
Pittsburgh’s Steven Adams, picked by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the NBA basketball draft, speaks during a news conference Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) by Kurt VoightAP Sports WriterOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City went with some much-needed size with its first pick of the NBA draft.The Thunder selected Pittsburgh center Steven Adams with the 12th pick on Thursday night, hoping to add a complementary piece to play alongside stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.The 7-foot Adams played just one season for the Panthers, averaging 7.2 points and 6.3 points per game while being named to the Big East All-Rookie Team.The Thunder lost in the NBA Finals last year to Miami and had the best record in the Western Conference this season, finishing 60-22. However, Westbrook injured his right knee in a first-round win over Houston, and Oklahoma City was ousted in the second round by Memphis.Oklahoma City had three of the first 32 picks in the draft, with No. 29 and 32 to go along with the Adams’ pick.Oklahoma City caused the biggest stir of the offseason a year ago, trading shooting guard James Harden to Houston for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick.The Thunder used the first of those first-round picks on Adams, who averaged just 23.4 minutes per game as a freshman at Pittsburgh. The New Zealand native attended high school in Massachusetts and was a top recruit for the Panthers before deciding to leave college after just one season.Adams set the Pittsburgh school record for field goal percentage in his one season, connecting on 100 of 175 shots (57.1 percent) last season. He had career-highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds against Bethune-Cookman and had 13 points and 11 rebounds in the opening round of the NCAA tournament against Wichita State.Oklahoma City hopes Adams is the perfect addition of size, as well as a long-term scoring option inside to pair with Westbrook and Durant. Westbrook, who averaged 23.2 points and 7.4 assists per game last season, is expected to return healthy before the start of next season.Durant averaged 28.1 points per game last season, but he struggled at times without Westbrook in the playoffs – where his shooting percentage dropped to 42 percent against the Grizzlies, compared to 51 percent during the regular season.Adams’ addition could signal a changing of the guard at center for the Thunder, which already features center Kendrick Perkins and drafted the 6-foot-11 Perry Jones III last year. Also, Oklahoma City has three free agents in Martin and guards Ronnie Brewer and Derek Fisher.
Facebook4Tweet0Pin0Tumwater senior Michelle Kim shares a moment with the orphans she cared for in KoreaBy: Nathan (High School Intern)“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” This famous statement was said by President John F. Kennedy about serving our country.Community service may not be exactly what the former president had intended by this quote, but it is still applicable.Community service was not as common in the 1960’s as it is today, and it remains an important factor in the well-being of society; despite the fact that it often goes unnoticed. Tumwater High School requires a minimum of thirty hours to graduate, and yet this requirement symbolizes not a burden for students, but a motivating factor for students to get involved in their communities. While there are many different ways to get involved, here are two Tumwater students who have given back to the community:Sara Geiger, a junior, spent a lot of her summer at Black Lake Bible Camp. As a leader in training, she worked with Councilors to create the best atmosphere for their young campers.“I cherish the memory of being able to support a young camper who was about to go into a major surgery right after camp ended,” Geiger said.“I just love serving those in need.Volunteering allows Geiger to have “something to give back to the community,” she understands the need for “selfless service” to make a difference in the surrounding area.Not to mention, serving at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Tumwater High School, and church are only a few activities of Tumwater senior, Michelle Kim.“Volunteering is making others your first priority,” Kim said.Kim experienced this two summers ago when going on a trip to Korea; where she spent most of her time with orphans. What stuck out most to her was how completely opposite her life was from theirs. She eventually connected with the orphans; one boy in particular started calling her mom. Knowing that wasn’t right, she had to explain to the boy that she wasn’t his mother. The boy wasn’t crestfallen, he immediately moved on after learning the truth.“He never had a mom so he didn’t know what it was like in the first place,” Kim said.These high school students understand the real world, that not everyone is as fortunate enough to have a home, to have money, to have that extra help that takes the stress temporarily off them. These students understand the need for generous people to donate their time to better the community. Volunteers are always welcomed in many organizations. Tumwater High School provides ways to get involved.
By John BurtonFAIR HAVEN — Borough police are again advising residents to be sure to lock their cars and take their keys with them after a car was stolen this week and authorities report an upward trend in vehicle thefts.Det. Stephen Schneider said a 2013 Mercedes 2300 Class was stolen from a residence sometime late Thursday or early Friday.Following that incident, police sent both text and telephone messages to residents reminding them to secure their vehicles.There has been a trend – “a statewide problem, actually” – with high-end vehicles being stolen in the last couple of years, including Monmouth County, Schneider said.Many of the vehicles taken were unlocked, and many had key fobs left in them, as well, Schneider said. The fobs allow the owners to use a remote wireless entry system to open the door.Leaving the fobs in the cars allow car thieves to “drive right off,” Schneider said. “It’s a quick buck for them.”A number of communities around the county have seen a rise in stolen vehicles, though Fair Haven isn’t one of them. Prior to the theft of the Mercedes, the police had two reports of theft, about 1½ years ago – and both those owners had left the vehicles unlocked, Schneider said.The police department sent similar notices out before but decided to repeat it “to urge our residents so we don’t have an issue with it,” Schneider said.
By Muriel J. SmithWhen the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rumson steps off on March 8, you better believe it’s going to be following in the steps of its grand marshal, a proud descendant of the old Sod and prouder than a shamrock Irish-American.That’s Philip Murphy, holder of several college degrees, successful businessman, generous philanthropist, innovative financier, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, majority owner of a women’s professional soccer team, loving husband, ideal dad of four, and oh yes, possibly the next governor of the state of New Jersey!What’s more, Murphy doesn’t even live in Rumson. He’s a Middletown resident who’s in love with not only Rumson but just about every other part of Monmouth County. And the office of his Murphy Enterprises is in Red Bank, just across the river from his Middletown home.Tall, thin, with sparkling blue eyes and a smile that never quits, Murphy is both proud and humbled to be center stage at the third annual Rumson gala honoring the patron of Eire. “We have so many attachments to Rumson and have so many friends there, I’m honored to be the grand marshal of this wonderful event,” he said, before ticking off a litany of people and places he loves in Rumson. “All four of our children went to Rumson Country Day School, in fact, Charlie and Sam who still attend, will be marching right alongside me in the parade. The two older Murphy offspring Josh and Emma attend Phillips, a private academy in Massachusetts and Josh has a commitment preventing them from being home that weekend. Phil’s wife, Tammy, will be with daughter Emma on a special mission to Nicaragua.It’s an interesting and luck-of-the-Irish-filled life this third generation Irish American has enjoyed and worked hard for so far. The youngest of four children of a middle-class Irish-American family who lived just outside Boston, Murphy grew up with a hard working dad who didn’t finish high school but was ready, willing and able to take on any job to support his family – including being a paid pall bearer and a liquor store manager – and a mother who believed that a good education was as much of a foundation for a successful and happy future as hard work. All four young Murphys earned college degrees and two, Phil being one of them, went on to earn master’s, and all are highly successful in their own fields.As much as hard work and education were a part of the Murphy ethos, so also was giving back and being civic-minded, another trait their dad instilled in them. And once he was successful, philanthropy and helping those in most need were added to the Murphy list of things that must be done.Armed with a degree from Harvard and a soon-to-be achieved master’s degree from Wharton School in Philadelphia, Murphy started as a summer associate at Goldman Sachs in 1982 and over the next 23 years, rose to be a senior director. During that time, his work spanned the globe, from the United States to Europe to Asia, heading the German region of Goldman for four years, then serving as president of Goldman Sachs Asia for another three, then retiring as global co-head of the Investment Management Division. Before he retired in 2006, he also served on the company’s management committee.If he weren’t such a terrific St. Patrick’s Day Irish story, Murphy and his wife, Tammy, could also be the perfect Valentine’s Day special. Though they met in the early 1980s when both were employed at Goldman Sachs, Murphy never asked her for a date for another seven years. He quickly made up for lost time, however; within 18 days they were engaged, and six months later, they were married. That was more than 20 years ago, and it’s a love affair that has only intensified over the decades. Tammy is a partner with her husband in all their ambitious endeavors, and to hear him tell it, he’s the lucky one. “If you were in my shoes and just followed her around for one day, you could see why I’m so in love with her,” he says fondly, adding, “I’m the one who wonders what she sees in me.”After retiring from Goldman Sachs and concentrating all of his efforts into other endeavors to be civic-minded and work for the betterment of others, Murphy served as national finance chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2006 to 2009, at the encouragement and with a close working relationship with Howard Dean, former presidential hopeful. The pair are close friends, and Murphy likes the way they complemented each other in their fundraising efforts. Not only does he admire Dean’s vision that brought a financially sagging party to the frontline in fundraising, but he likes the discipline the former candidate brought to the party. As finance chairman, Murphy could not take sides with either Hilary Clinton or Barack Obama during the primary in 2008.As it was, Obama won, but Clinton also became Murphy’s boss. She was Secretary of State when Obama tapped Murphy to be ambassador to Germany in 2009 for a four-year term. Those years the Murphy family lived in Germany had a huge impact on all their lives, more so even than he was there as a civilian with Goldman Sachs in the ‘90s. Each of the children is fluent in German, their friendships span the globe, and their interest in soccer, a sport in which Murphy participated as a boy, was intensified. The Murphys are now part owners of Sky Blue, a women’s soccer team that plays at the Rutgers field, a grass soccer field Murphy maintains is the best of any he’s seen anyplace.Phil and Tammy now spend a considerable amount of their time in other philanthropic and generous endeavors including serving on boards and committees of the NAACP, the Goldman Sachs Foundation, 180 Turning Lives Around, and most especially their own charity, a Teens Help Line called the 2nd floor, which offers a help line for teens in all manner of difficulty, quandary or despair. The organization was launched has already fielded and assisted more than 700,000 teen callers.As for the gubernatorial possibilities, Murphy makes it very clear he is “dead serious” in considering a run in 2017. His aim is to improve the situation for the economy of the middle class, simply because “we can do better.” At the end of 2013, he and his wife, and the support of numerous friends, including Bon Jovi, he launched New Start New Jersey, a non-profit organization with specific goals to help the middle class, with a priority being to ensure that workers who feel they’re permanently displaced in the work force can back into it. “This year we have ideas and specifics,” he explains with gusto, “but come back and ask me again a year from now. I want to tell you then that not only did we write them down, but by that time, we’ve made some accomplishments.”He and Tammy are absorbed in dozens of activities, in dozens of different directions. But the numerous photos of the Murphy clan in their offices show they’re both grounded in family. Holding a prominent spot just behind his marble-topped desk, in a silver frame, is a small, handwritten note that Murphy looks at every day. It’s from his son, Sam, and says simply: “Daddy; Good luck at work today. Love Sam. P.S. Don’t forget to eat lunch.”And that’s the kind of note that keeps great men like Phil Murphy happy and thoroughly enjoying the luck of the Irish.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:50Trending Articles01:22Learning doesn’t stop for Geje Eustaquio—inside and outside ONE cage01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next But the Team Lakay flyweight bet is more than ready to deny the Kazakh that quest as they clash in the main event of the loaded Indonesia card on Saturday.“I’m 101-percent confident,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEustaquio (9-5) is eyeing a challenge against current ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil for the belt in the division.Meanwhile, Akhmetov (23-1) is looking to bounce back after getting dethroned to once again become the best flyweight in ONE Championship. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Mayweather brags about his 7 girlfriends, $200M cash in interview MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Geje Eustaquio. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonJAKARTA — Geje Eustaquio is well aware of his opponent Kairat Akhmetov’s mentality going into their match in ONE: Total Victory at Jakarta Convention Center here.“He’ll try to make me his stepping stone,” Eustaquio said Thursday in the open workouts at Celebrity Fitness Gym in fX Sudirman here.ADVERTISEMENT The Ifugao warrior acknowledges the implications of his fight, and though he’s coming in as an underdog, he says taking on all comers to inch closer to a title shot.“They always say that the winner of this bout will have a match against the champ, so probably (Akhmetov) is hungry to get his belt back. He’s the former champ and I’m sure that he’s going to bring out the best version of him inside the cage. But for sure, this is going to be a battle of will,” he said.Despite being given only a month to put up a winning gameplan against Akhmetov, Eustaquio remains upbeat that he’s got his opponent figured out.“He’s a good wrestler and he’s smarter than anyone I’ve faced before. So we’re moving with the timing and precision. That’s our focus,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments