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New funding partnership will support UK fashion & textile workers with disabled children

first_imgNew funding partnership will support UK fashion & textile workers with disabled children  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Two charities have partnered to provide funding help to parents of disabled children who work or have recently worked in the UK fashion and textile industry.Caudwell Children and the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust will provide shared funding for a range of mobility and sensory equipment, therapies and treatments; including specialist wheelchairs, buggies, car seats, tricycles and light sensory packs. The funding is available for items with a cost of £750 or more.To be eligible for funding, the family must either have at least one parent or carer working in the UK fashion and textile industry, or have one parent or carer who has worked in the industry within the last nine years, and who must have worked in the industry for at least one year.Funding requests must be received by Saturday 31st June, 2017 with those interested asked to phone or email Caudwell Children’s Applications team on 01782 600266 and [email protected] Pangbourne, director of the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust, said:“We are absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with Caudwell Children to reach many more UK families with disabled children; families who may not realise they are eligible for our support because of where they work.”Image: Mother and daughter with a Caudwell Children family support worker Advertisement Tagged with: fashion Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7center_img  87 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 27 March 2017 | Newslast_img read more

Donate produce

first_imgAre you buried in vegetables from your overabundant garden harvest? It can happen. University of Georgia experts encourage home gardeners to donate their extra vegetables to the needy.I was in college when I planted my first garden and I had a taste for zucchini. I planted 50 seeds and ultimately grew 36 fine zucchini plants. I stir-fried zucchini, baked zucchini casseroles, made chips and baked bread. I sold it at the local coop. I gave a fair share to the neighbors and gave more to the neighbors. Eventually, they stopped coming to the door when I knocked. I put them on tables in front of my house with a sign that read, “Free to a Good Home.” Did you know zucchini makes a fine addition to the compost pile?Plant a RowFortunately, you can do much better with your extra produce today, like donate to the Plant a Row (PAR) Program. Jeff Lowenfels, a garden columnist in Anchorage Alaska, started the program. He asked his readers to plant an extra row of vegetables for Bean’s Café, an Anchorage soup kitchen. The program was very successful and Jeff introduced it to the Garden Writers Association in 1995. Eventually, they created a foundation to administer and expand the program that has collected more than 20 million pounds of produce to date.If you are near the Metro Atlanta area, you can easily donate extra veggies as there are a host of donation sites. The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Community Gardens web site includes a handy locator to help you find a PAR drop-off site. MUST Ministries in Cobb or Cherokee county lists drop-off points on their website, www.mustministries.org. A list of food pantries by state is also available on the Ample Harvest website at www.ampleharvest.org. Most local communities have a food bank or two or three. Contact your University of Georgia Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1. The county agent will likely know the location of food pantries in your area. Ask around. It isn’t hard to find a place to donate produce. Call and get instructions firstContact the food pantry before you show up with your harvest. They may have a preferred delivery date and time. Harvest crops in the early morning on delivery day to take advantage of the cool air. And, dry off any dew.Inspect each item for bruising, insect damage and ripeness. If you would not serve it to your family, do not give it to the pantry. If it is the sort of veggie or fruit you would put in a stew, don’t give it to the pantry. If the pantry gives you packaging instructions, follow them. If not, put the produce in a supermarket bag.Bring what you have. If you have a bushel of zucchini and 10 tomatoes, bring it the pantry. Your food will be aggregated with other donations. You are protected by the Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act that encourages food donation and provides the donor with protection from criminal and civil liability, provided you do not exhibit negligence.For more information about the PAR program or to see if your community participates, see their website at www.gardenwriters.org.last_img read more

Seven Gold Coast mansions for sale

first_imgMansion living. Price: More than $30 millionChateau de Rêves (translation — castle of dreams) is as flash as they come. This sprawling Gold Coast mansion is tipped to smash the region’s house price record of $27 million if all goes to plan.The palatial 3070sq m pile was built in 2001 and took three years to build, but that’s because it has every bell and whistle know to real estate. There is a 85m water frontage with private pontoon and, seven ensuite bedrooms, a Turkish steam room, massage room, two kitchens, staff quarters, a full service bar, tennis court and a list of luxury finishes longer than the 9m shoe wardrobe. 2585 Gracemere Circuit North, Hope Island Wow! Price: $9.999 millionA super yacht needs a super parking space and this ridiculously luxury house has just that — the only one of its kind in Australia. Villa Blue Waters is on 1950sq m of land in a gated community 15 minutes north of Surfers Paradise. As is the “norm” in the neighbourhood, the home has the standard Swarovski crystal chandeliers and Versace detailing plus an eight-space marble garage show room. Other “added extras” include the Turkish plunge spa and designer dressing room, day spa, make up room, hydrotherapy steam room, six-person elevator and Teppanyaki cabana beside the 12m pool. 8-10 Marseille Court, Sorrento Sovereign Islands living. Price: $13.5 millionGrande Vista is a whole lot of house on a grand 2103sq m block. As the name suggests, there is a pretty grand view of Stradbroke Island and the city sky line of Surfers Paradise from the selection of terraces. The Mediterranean-inspired four-storey residence is on a private cul de sac with a 55m water frontage and a 25m pool. Invite over the whole swim team because there are seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a home theatre, gym, steam room, yoga studio, staff quarters plus parking for up to 15 cars.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 3 Brittanic Cres, Sovereign Islands Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:06Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenEXPLAINER: Hits and misses of the Gold Coast Games01:06THE Commonwealth Games have come to a close, living up to and exceeding all expectations.But there’s still a chance to grab a slice of (property) gold.For decades, this densely populated patch of south east Queensland has been home to glamorous residences that really put the “gold” in Gold Coast.Here’s a look at seven of the most extraordinary listings — with insane inclusions from private pontoons and crystal chandeliers to day spas and staff quarters. 7-13 King Arthurs Court, Sovereign Islands 8-10 Marseille Court, Sorrento. Price: $9.95 millionA little slice of the Bahamas on the Goldie, this designer home on 2703sq m has the palm trees and attitude to pull off its $10 million price tag. There are five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a self-contained apartment, wine cellar, music room, gym, steam room and a main bedroom suite with a huge dressing room. The not so humble yard features a 17m pool with diving board for the Commonwealth dive team, outdoor fireplace, tennis court and boat lovers will enjoy the pontoon, boat shed, winch and ramp.REA listing: https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-sorrento-126909654 31 Buccaneer Court, Paradise Waters center_img Yes please! Price: $6.25 millionA doll’s house on the waterfront, this fairytale property has been inspired by the elegance of a French Chateau and the desire of a Queensland millionaire. The five-bedroom home has since bathrooms, imported marble and granite as far as the eye can see, plush cashmere carpets underfoot and crystal chandeliers at every turn.It sits on a sprawling 1102sq m waterfront block with 180-degree views of the hinterland and city skyline views. There is also a heated in-ground pool, 10-person spa and a 43m private white sand beach complete with double boat ramp, shed and pontoon able to accommodate a huge deepwater vessel.REA listing: https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-paradise+waters-126305082 3/3511 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach Known as Sails. Price: On applicationOn and off the market over the last decade, this castle on the coast has reportedly sported a $25 million, $16.5 million and $11 million price tag. Known as Sails, this extraordinary seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom home has a whopping 176m water frontage and enough flash finishes to make Louis XVI all in his grave. There are marble lion sentinels upon entry and a striking Versace-inspired water feature beyond. The royal residence sits on a phenomenal 5371sq m block and is oozing with Gold Coast glamour from the gold swan taps to the Swarovski crystal chandeliers and 170sq m penthouse suite where friends and family can stay for the rest of the Commonwealth Games. 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, Sovereign Islands real estate for online DT Price: On applicationThis luxury beach pad, which at 506sq m takes up the whole floor, and has an impressive floorplan that is one of the largest for a single level beachfront apartment on the Gold Coast. The fancy flat has uninterrupted views along the coastline, a 18m wide barbecue terrace, four grand bedrooms, a private pool and space plus direct beach access. One of just five residences, the apartment is also serviced by a full time concierge.last_img read more

Critics be damned, Raiders’ Jon Gruden stays the course

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Jon Gruden isn’t oblivious to public opinion.“Can I sense outside negativity piling on who, me?,” Gruden said Monday at his weekly press conference. “I mean, it’s justifiable. I have a pretty good idea of what this business is all about. But I’m also realistic. I’m also very optimistic.”So while the Raiders have sputtered to an 0-3 start with the Cleveland Browns coming to town Sunday, their head coach believes he’s …last_img

Jevon Rockwell, Sept. 12

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Yesterday and Saturday we had three tenths, but to be honest we’d just as soon not see any rain now. It is not wet now but we’d like to see a dry fall where we don’t have to worry about compaction and so we can do a good job of tillage. The rain will still help the double-crops out yet but they are even almost far enough along now that they don’t need much more rain.About a week and a half to two weeks and our first beans will be ready to harvest. I think the soybeans will be average to a little above average. I feel a lot of the corn was hurt during the critical pollination period and from everything I have looked at I think the corn will be below average. Saturday we had a really windy day and it broke off a lot of the tops in our fuller season corn. That was surprising because that corn is still pretty green. A lot of tops are broken and some of the corn along the edges where it got super dry is already starting to go down.We planted a lot of fuller maturity beans so we might end up starting to harvest corn earlier than normal. The stuff we planted in April is 120-day corn so it is still a ways off. We’ll start with our early beans and then get into the early corn.Diseases really haven’t been a concern. There is some out there though. I have seen some white mold in soybeans. There were some tall soybean fields and just about all of them have lodged in the winds.They picked our field of seed corn and that field looked good. They picked it last Wednesday. It was a small field that looked good all year. Seed corn doesn’t handle drought well, but that field caught some of the rains and it looked just as good as our field corn all year long. The good yields there, though, may not carry through to the field corn. The seed corn was early maturing at 87-days and it pollinated before the worst of the heat and dry weather.last_img read more

Screw the Cloud! Tonido Wants to Put Your Apps on YOUR Computer

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#startups jolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tonido has reviled the whole concept of cloud computing, calling it an “anomaly… in the natural order of things.”In an age when virtual computing, cloud server technology, netbooks, and web-based apps control a huge share of the startup economy, this team has decided to pitch consumers on owning, storing, and running all their applications and data from their own desktops. The Tonido product is a suite of P2P apps ranging from music- and file-sharing programs to thorough workspace software, none of which require users to be online. Tonido is also selling consumers their own miniature home servers at around $100 a pop. Is this the new price to pay for open-source, cross-platform application use and data security? For privacy freaks, it sounds like a good deal. What about the rest of us?A mixed bag of personal preference, Tonido’s list of features and benefits recall the doctrines of right-wing states’ rights advocates: “We firmly believe that a handful of companies controlling everybody’s data is not healthy in the long-term and could lead to serious privacy issues and reduced freedoms,” the site reads.In a blog post from Dallas, Texas-based software startup CodeLathe, the company behind Tonido, the author writes, “The current trend belies the logic and natural order of things. On one side, computers are getting powerful and personal storage devices are getting cheaper. But still we are turning the custody of our data to profit seeking entities whose market valuation is dependent on how much customer data they have in their server and how much value they can get from customers’ data.”The morality and overarching commercial and social value of anonymized user data aside, the perks of running Tonido are obvious: Your data never gets shuffled across another entity’s servers. For privacy as well as data ownership, this is a good thing. And the software suite, an open-source project, is absolutely free to download.But although the site promises that Tonido will “release your computer’s untapped potential,” one of the greatest reasons for running apps on the web and storing files in the cloud is freeing a system’s resources in the first place. Moving online functions to an online platform has led to underwhelming or completely disastrous results in recent years, particularly in the cases of Opera’s Unite and Joost.Another concern Tonido raises is backing up data. For cloud services, backing up online information, such as blog posts and photos, has become something of a hot topic in a way that backing up personal computer files never was. But how does Tonido rectify the situation? Data stored on a personal machine is susceptible to hardware failures just as data stored on a web service is subject to the success or failure of that company.Data stored on Tonido apps isn’t indexed by search engines; for many people and entities, such as myself,this is hardly a benefit.Also, unlike something as universal as email or as nearly universal as iTunes or Microsoft Word, Tonido requires all sharing parties to download and run Tonido. And the Tonido suite of applications is still limited.So, although the apps look good and cost nothing, users have to trade a lot of convenience for a modicum of data security. Whether or not Tonido is worth the trade-off is up to users to decide, but trends over the past several years give no cause for optimism.last_img read more

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