The National Lottery Awards 2011 open for entries

first_imgThe National Lottery Awards 2011 open for entries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lottery-funded projects across the UK are being invited to enter The National Lottery Awards 2011 to give them a chance to be selected as the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded project.The National Lottery is encouraging any organisation that has received Lottery funding over the past 16 years to enter the Awards and gain national recognition for their work.Rebecca Gowrley of The National Lottery Awards, said: “Lottery players raise £28 million every week for projects both large and small, which benefit people, places and communities all across the UK. The National Lottery Awards recognise how Lottery-funded projects put that money to good use and celebrate the people behind the projects who work so tirelessly to make their organisations a success.“If a Lottery-funded project has had a positive impact on your local area, made a real difference to your life or if you are personally involved with a project that is transforming your community, we want to hear from you.”The entrants that make it to the finals of The National Lottery Awards will receive national recognition at an event to be broadcast on BBC One later this year. They will also have a chance to win a £2000 cash prize.The Awards have seven categories which reflect an area of Lottery funding: Sport; Heritage; Arts; Environment; Health; Education; and Voluntary/Charity.Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 18 February Howard Lake | 10 January 2011 | News Tagged with: Awards Big Lottery Fund  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Online MSMEs can reduce economic burden: Report

first_imgWhile both small online and offline businesses saw lower revenues,  6.9 percent of online MSMEs still reported increased profits.“We estimate that businesses in transportation, warehousing and manufacturing can recover quickly because they are highly integrated with bigger industries,” Yudo said, adding that the hospitality and restaurant sector would take longer to recover.“Big industries can help MSMEs bounce back by integrating small businesses into their supply chain.”Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Teten Masduki said in the same event that MSMEs could act as a buffer for the national economy and going online was a crucial step for small businesses to survive during the pandemic.The government is aiming to have 10 million MSMEs go online by year-end. Around 8 million are currently digitized or 13 percent of small business players.However, according to a study by Sea Insight, 63 percent of small business owners are finding it hard to work from home as they lack access to an affordable and stable internet connection, while 26 percent said they faced difficulties getting access to financing and loans.[RA:SMEs face uphill battle digitizing business to survive::]To solve the funding problems, the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Kadin) SMEs Standing Committee deputy chairman Iqbal Farabi said the government and banks must tap into small business funding through online marketplaces.“Funding is the most important thing for MSMEs right now,” he said. “The government should immediately give small businesses funding through e-commerce because their revenue and turnover data are already captured by the marketplace and it can be used as a form of credit scoring.”Iqbal went on to say that while fintech companies had tapped into funding for the unbanked population, their loans are limited to around Rp 60 million (US$4,195).“If the government wants to see MSMEs scale up, it should make the microcredit program [KUR], which has a Rp 500 million limit, available through online platforms.”Read also: P2P lending helps SMEs earn more, scale up business: ResearchIndonesian Fintech Association (Aftech) secretary-general and OVO e-wallet president director Karaniya Dharmasaputra said small and medium businesses are ready to receive loans and payment through digital platforms.He added that Indonesia’s mobile and internet penetration was growing rapidly, while e-commerce usage is predicted to grow two-folds by 2023.Karaniya went on to say that OVO also has an algorithm for alternative credit scoring for MSMEs based on their buyer turnover and cash flow, as well as their partners such as Grab and Tokopedia.“The digital ecosystem is available; the technology is here. It is now a matter of when the government is going to take action.”Topics : Digitalized micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) can help Indonesia reduce 1.5 percent of the economic burden on its gross domestic product (GDP) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent study shows.According to a Mandiri Institute study, MSMEs that have an online presence are more resilient as they are more likely to continue producing and selling goods as well as have a longer runway to survive the economic slowdown.“MSMEs’ impact on the economy can become greater if more entrepreneurs go online,” Mandiri Institute head T. Yudo Wicaksono said during a webinar hosted by the Indonesian Banking Development Institute (LPPI) on Wednesday. Read also: Digital tools give SMEs opportunity to evolvecenter_img Based on the institute’s survey in May, 42 percent of offline MSMEs have stopped operating, compared to 24 percent of online MSMEs that have stopped their production process, he said.Almost 60 percent of offline MSMEs have a runway of only up to three months, he added.last_img read more

Mason Rudolph discusses role in Steelers-Browns brawl, why he went after Myles Garrett

first_imgSteelers QB Mason Rudolph delivering an impromptu statement to local media: “I have no ill will toward Myles Garrett.”Said he lost his cool Thursday, but “definitely didn’t say anything” to spark the Browns brawl. Also pointed out losing two teammates to targeting penalties.— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) November 20, 2019In the days since the brawl, Rudolph has come under fire for his actions preceding Garrett tearing the QB’s helmet off and hitting him in the head with it. Garrett has received an indefinite suspension for the helmet swing — a punishment he appealed Wednesday — but Rudolph has avoided sanctions thus far, though a fine is reportedly expected.At his press conference immediately after the game, Rudolph didn’t discuss his role in the fight.That changed Wednesday, and though Rudolph didn’t discuss the helmet pull or kicks, he did clarify he “definitely didn’t say anything” that would’ve set Garrett off. Mason Rudolph addressed the Thursday incident in a prepared statement and brief Q&A before walk through.“I consider it a privilege, not a right to be a part of the NFL. To be part of a first class organization … and I fell short of that expectation last Thursday night.”— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) November 20, 2019MORE STEELERS-BROWNS:All the suspensions and fines from the brawlFrom the context of the rest of the statement and media session, Rudolph seemed to be referring to his charging at Garrett without a helmet rather than any of his actions while he and Garrett were on the ground.”There’s no acceptable excuse,” the second-year QB said. “Should’ve done a better job keeping my composure.”Rudolph said he “did not agree” with Garrett tackling him after he released a pass late in the fourth quarter of the Week 11 Thursday night game, and his “natural reaction was just to get him off from on top of me.”A reporter later asked why that effort included grabbing onto Garrett’s helmet and pulling it toward him, a question Rudolph mostly dodged.”The way he took me down late, basically the last play of the game, I was just trying to get him off from on top of me,” Rudolph said. “I think I addressed that already in my statement.” Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph accepted some responsibility Wednesday for his role in escalating the brawl at the end of last week’s loss to the Browns, but he did not directly discuss his attempt to pull Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett’s helmet off or his apparent kicks to Garrett’s groin.”I should have done a better job keeping my cool in that situation,” Rudolph said Wednesday, reading from a prepared statement while meeting with reporters.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2015)–Wasted At Midnight, sent from the rail under Martin Garcia, proved ultra game in taking Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as she prevailed by a nose while covering six furlongs in 1:09.43.“I let her break, I took a position and when I asked her, she just responded and she made it,” said Garcia.Trained by Richard Mandella, Wasted At Midnight shook loose of Tempe around the far turn, was immediately engaged by 5-2 favorite Harlington’s Rose at the quarter pole and just held off the late charge of Clearly Confused to carry the day at 5-1 in a field of six older fillies and mares.Owned by Ellen and Peter O. Johnson, Sr., the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Midnight Lute paid $12.40, $5.40 and $3.20. In her second start of the year, Wasted At Midnight improved her overall record to 15-3-3-2 and with the winner’s share of $36,000, she hiked her earnings to $170,790.“It was a perfect trip,” said Mandella. “She looked like she could be the speed of the race if she wanted and she broke there wanting to run. Martin did a great job slowly taking it, not in any hurry and she had something left to fight ’em off.”Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Clearly Confused was last, about nine lengths off the lead at the three eighths pole and wheeled five-wide turning for home to just miss while finishing a half length in front of Harlington’s Rose. Off at 7-2, Clearly Confused paid $3.80 and $2.60.Harlington’s Rose, ridden by Joe Talamo, had dead aim on the winner with three sixteenths of a mile to run but flattened out late to finish third, 8 ½ lengths clear of Ramona’s Wildcat. Harlington’s Rose paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.79, 44.65 and 56.78.First post time at Santa Anita on Friday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

$2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff – Recap & Quotes – Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

first_imgIt was the second Distaff victory for Beholder, who had won the race at Santa Anita in 2013 and had taken the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies here in 2012. Third-place jockey Joel Rosario (Forever Unbridled) – “I had a good trip. She relaxed nicely. The two that finished in front of me were too tough, but she really finished nicely; but third best today.” Winning jockey Gary Stevens (Beholder) – “It’s probably the most emotional race of my career because she’s so special to me and it’s her last race. I just asked Mr. (B.Wayne) Hughes if he has an extra paddock for me next to her because I probably should be getting on the plane with her and walking out right now, but I’m not ready. Third-place trainer Dallas Stewart (Forever Unbridled) – “What a great race. Very proud of her. She only got beat a length by Songbird and Beholder.” It was the fourth Breeders’ Cup victory for Spendthrift, whose other victory came in the 2011 Mile at Churchill Downs with Court Vision. “She gave me absolutely everything. I have a new respect for Songbird even in defeat. Beholder, even in the past, has never given me everything like she gave me today.” Never worse than second in 16 starts at Santa Anita, this was Beholder’s 14th victory here and pushed her earnings in excess of $6 million. Winning trainer Richard Mandela (Beholder) – “I made the statement that they better have their running shoes on to beat her. Then I kind of kicked myself for saying it. But it turned out I was right. She’s just a great horse. She understands my training better and better.”Second-place jockey Mike Smith (Songbird, favorite) – “She ran incredible and I’m so proud of her. The real Beholder showed up today. That was probably the best race she has run in her life. My filly made her reach down as deep as she has. In losing, I feel like we won. We got beat a short nose. It’s easy when you are winning and you have to take it when you lose. Beholder is retiring but my filly will get bigger and stronger next year as they all do when they get older. She’s a true champion.”Second-place trainer Jerry Hollendorfer (Songbird, favorite) – “It was a great race.  The fractions were a little slower than I thought they’d be early, but she still ran her race. She dug in through the stretch when the other mare came alongside of us.  From where I was sitting, it looked like we got beat right on the wire.” ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2016) – Spendthrift Farm’s brilliant mare Beholder ($8.60) nipped the previously undefeated by Songbird by a nose to win the 33rd running of the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) for fillies and mares on Friday afternoon at Santa Anita Park. Fifth-place jockey Florent Geroux (I’m a Chatterbox) – “I had great spot stalking Songbird. On the final turn, when (jockey) Gary (Stevens on Beholder) came to me on the turn, it looked like he had a ton of horse. My filly tried hard. Hats off to the winner.” Fourth-place assistant trainer of John Sadler, Larry Benavidez (Stellar Wind) – “It looked like she hopped at the start. She gave them a few lengths at the start. She ran well, considering everything, but it’s disappointing.”center_img LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF QUOTES Fourth-place jockey Victor Espinoza (Stellar Wind) – “She hopped at the start and the race was over for us. She ran well.” Fifth-place trainer Larry Jones (I’m a Chatterbox) – “It was a good race. We took our shot and put ourselves in the place we wanted to be in. When you’re running against the best, that’s why I said that some Grade 1 winner was going to finish sixth –  and I think we finished fifth.” BEHOLDER BEATS SONGBIRD BY A NOSETO WIN LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF On the far turn, I’m a Chatterbox and Beholder both went after Songbird but by the top of the stretch it was a two-horse battle royale between the 6-year-old mare and the 3-year-old filly, a duel that covered the entire stretch.Forever Unbridled rallied to finish third, 1 ¼ lengths in back of Songbird and 2 ½ lengths in front of Stellar Wind. Trained by Richard Mandella and ridden by Gary Stevens, Beholder covered the 1 1/8 miles on a fast main track in 1:49.20. Songbird, ridden by Mike Smith and perfect through her first 11 starts, led the field of eight through fractions of 23 1/5 and 47 seconds with I’m a Chatterbox and Beholder in closest pursuit. For Mandella it was his ninth Breeders’ Cup victory and second in the Distaff and for Stevens his fourth Distaff victory among 11 Breeders’ Cup wins. Stevens’ other Distaff wins in addition to Beholder’s double were One Dreamer in 1994 at Churchill Downs and Escena in 1998, also at Churchill Downs. Sixth-place trainer Todd Pletcher (Curalina) – “I thought she got a good trip, she just seemed to come up empty at the half-mile pole and kind of finished evenly from there.”last_img read more

Vigils held for Sagkeengs Serena McKay on the weekend

first_imgBrittany Hobson APTN National NewsTwo vigils were held to remember Serena Mckay.The 19-year old was murdered on the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. Her body was discovered April 24.Two teenage girls have been charged with her [email protected]last_img