Continúa el trabajo de la Iglesia Episcopal en Haití

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Los problemas y asuntos que enfrenta Haití definitivamente devastarían a muchos. Sin embargo, la gente de Haití continua enfrentando los retos con fe y fuerza espiritual la cual hace un llamado a todos nosotros para que respondamos de la misma manera”.El terremoto del 12 enero del 2010 destruyó gran parte de la Isla Caribeña y ocasionó muchas muertes. Ese terremoto arrasó con iglesias y establecimientos del diocesano, incluyendo la Catedral de la Santísima Trinidad con sus murales invalorables en la capital de la ciudad de Puerto Príncipe [Port-au-Prince].La Convención General del 2012 nombró el enfoque de esfuerzo para la Diócesis de Haití como una de las prioridades de la Iglesia.La recientemente organizada Oficina de Desarrollo de la Iglesia Episcopal está coordinando todos los esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos para reconstruir  la diócesis de Haití. Esta sigue la finalización de la primera fase del proyecto de la Fundación de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Agradecemos a la Fundación de la Iglesia Episcopal por su campaña fundamental”, dijo el Obispo Sauls.  “Se ha pasado el bastón a la Oficina de Desarrollo, la cual ha mantenido una reunión habitual con la diócesis sobre cómo y dónde se puede ayudar, viendo la amplia variedad de necesidad de infraestructura”.Con ese fin, un equipo de la Iglesia Episcopal visitará Haití para participar con los líderes y representantes del diocesano.  “Este viaje de misión incluirá una evaluación cuidadosa y una investigación de hechos para determinar qué pasos se deben tomar a corto y largo período en todo lo que abarca este proyecto”, dijo el Obispo Sauls.Actualmente el Obispo Sauls y su personal están trabajando arduamente en un acuerdo final con un arquitecto para un complejo de la catedral. Él está planeando dirigir una peregrinación en Haití a comienzos del 2013.Y, en otra faceta del  trabajo de la Iglesia con Haití, la Iglesia Central es ahora la casa en un acuerdo de alquiler con el Consulado General de la República de Haití y de la Misión Permanente Haitiana a las Naciones Unidas.Para obtener información sobre cómo las personas, congregaciones, diócesis y grupos pueden ayudar a reconstruir Haití, comuníquese con Kim Moore en [email protected] informarse más:  http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/rebuild-our-church-haiticenter_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Garfield Weston Foundation report shares learnings on funding application process

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis48 Garfield Weston Foundation report shares learnings on funding application process More key findings: Advertisement  357 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis48 Tagged with: Funding research Small charities appreciated the straightforward and clear online application processThe Foundation’s use of Facetime and Skype calls so that charities could do a ‘virtual’ visit and service users could take part was welcomed across the boardLack of time, capacity and expertise were highlighted as key challenges by charitiesThree-quarters of those who were successful said they felt more confident about fundraising and 6 in 10 said the funding helped raised awareness of their organisationMore broad feedback from funders generally would be welcomed so that charities can learn what they have done well and what needs improvementPhilippa Charles, Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation said:“Deciding to run a ‘one-off’ fund as part of our 60th anniversary year was new for the Foundation and our Trustees were delighted to be able to award over £11 million to over 150 charities that are meeting real need in their communities with passion and commitment.“We always seek to learn so we can continually improve, so we felt it was important to understand the experiences of both successful and unsuccessful charities when it came to applying for the Anniversary Fund. We were delighted by such a positive response and the feedback has already enabled us to make improvements to our guidance and to develop new ideas to engage and support applicants.“Running the fund in the way we did also highlighted the power of working in partnership with other organisations, especially when it came to getting the word out and reaching new charities and communities across the UK, the majority of whom had never applied to us before.“Above all, the applications to the Weston Anniversary Fund demonstrated the extent of need that exists across the country and the great commitment of staff and volunteers to serve their communities.”Dr Beth Breeze, Co-author of the Shared Insights report, also commented, saying:“I’m delighted that the findings from this evaluation project are being shared widely, and hope that the insights will be helpful for both grant-makers and grant-seekers. Despite the obvious power differences, the reality is that everyone in the philanthropy sector – donors, recipients and end beneficiaries – has a common interest in making the best use of the available funding.“This study helps us gain a better understanding of the challenges faced in designing and implementing a new major grant programme, as well as shedding light on the perspective and concerns of those who apply. I’m particularly pleased that the vast majority of unsuccessful applicants (83%) intend to continue seeking funding, and that entirely volunteer-run organisations are the most likely to say they have learnt something from the process of applying that will help their future fundraising efforts.”center_img Melanie May | 27 June 2019 | News  356 total views,  2 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. Garfield Weston Foundation has released a new report evaluating the funding process for its one-off Weston Anniversary Fund, and the experiences of the 775+ charities that applied to it.Researched and written by Dr. Beth Breeze from the Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent, and Clare Wilkinson at Garfield Weston Foundation, the Shared Insights report reveals that while over 150 charities were awarded funding, over 600 were unsuccessful applicants to the fund, which was launched as part of GWF’s 60th Anniversary Year. It also explores the areas and amount of funding across different regions in the UK as well as the views of both grantees and those who were unsuccessful.In total, it reveals that over 2,300 applications were received, including 1,700 in the last three days before the deadline, with requests totalling £192 million. All short-listed applicants requesting £50,000 or more had a visit or a FaceTime conversation with a member of the Grants Team. As a result of the volume and quality of applications, the Trustees more than doubled the amount of funding available (originally £5 million), and approved 156 grants, totalling over £11 million.Successful applicants all shared four common features:A demonstrable impact on the local communityAppropriate costs in relation to the benefitSensible business plans that could absorb additional revenue costsClear leadershipApplications were received from all parts of the UK with the three regions receiving the largest number and value of grants the North West, East Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber. These regions had previously been amongst the least likely to apply and therefore be funded by the Foundation.Grantees with no prior experience of the Foundation were the most likely to have heard about the programme from a third party such as an umbrella group or an infrastructure body that encouraged them to apply. A third (35%) of grantees heard about the programme in this way compared to 20% of unsuccessful applicants.Three-quarters of applications were to fund plans that already existed, rather than trying to fund a new idea, and in fact three quarters of grants went to these applications.Out of the applications received:19% came under the Community Centre category, for improvements to existing facilities, typically to enable greater footfall19% were in the Specialised category, for organisations typically working with one group, such as the homeless14% fell into the Church category, for installing toilets or increasing accessibility for example10% were requests to purchase a minibus or van to support community activity10% were for improvements to youth facilities with wider community benefit8% were for village hall improvementsThe remainder were for playground improvements (4%), installation or improvement to multi use games areas, purchase of premises, and Scouts/Guides (all 2%)The categories that saw the largest percentage of successful grant applications were Community Centre (20%), Vehicle (16%), Village Hall (14%), Youth, and Church (both 12%).last_img read more

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Footfall figures show differing trends

first_imgFootfall in out-of-town locations has continued to rise, with a 1.9% year-on-year increase in the UK.Despite these encouraging figures, footfall in shopping centres saw a 1.9% decline compared to October 2013.Scotland reported the greatest rise in regional footfall, up 0.5% year-on-year.These figures come from British Retail Consortium/Springboard’s retail footfall monitor, which records more than 60m footfall counts per week at over 600 counting locations. Diane Wehrle, retail insights director at Springboard, said: ‘’The positive performance of Scotland’s retail locations continued in October, with an increase in footfall for the fourth month in row.“Even more encouraging was that, in contrast with the UK, footfall in Scottish high streets increased by 0.5%, with only shopping centres seeing a drop over the year from October 2013. Even retail parks, where footfall rose by 1.9% across the UK, recorded a higher increase of 3.4% in Scotland.‘’So it seems retail locations in Scotland are exhibiting a far greater degree of resilience than those across the UK as a whole, and this is reflected in its vacancy rate of 9%, which is noticeably lower than the average of 10.3% across the UK.”Four regions in England reported footfall above the UK average of -0.9%. These were the East Midlands (2.0%), South East (1.5%), East (0.8%) and North and Yorkshire (0.5%).last_img read more

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Dell EMC Data Protection for VMware Cloud™ on AWS

first_imgIntroducing a Single Product to Bundle Data Protection with VMware workloads in Amazon!As more organizations continue to move applications and data to the cloud, the value of data protection is now more important than ever. Solid and reliable data protection workflows guarantee data is always available and ready for recovery when needed, and ensures little to no downtime for our customers’ business operations. For our customers virtualizing with VMware in the cloud, Dell EMC makes it easy to now protect VMware workloads on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with an all-in-one bundle that is cost effective and provides simplicity in purchasing and management.Top Customer Advantages of the Dell EMC Data Protection for VMware Cloud™ on AWS” Bundle: Purchased as a single product that includes all necessary Dell EMC software for backing up and recovering VMware Cloud on AWS workloadsSimilar to VMware Cloud on AWS, bundle is priced on a per host subscription model1 or 3 year subscriptions are available for flexible procurement optionsIndustry leading Data Domain deduplication to reduce backup storage capacity needsvSphere integration and attractive pricing that makes it painless to protect VMware Cloud™Top Partner Advantages of the Dell EMC Data Protection for VMware Cloud™ on AWS” Bundle: Simplifies sales campaign by providing one complete solution to sellImproves sales cycle by reducing number of resources that need to be engagedEnables partners with upsell opportunities by selling more value with pre-bundled solutionTop Solution Benefits of Running Dell EMC Data Protection for VMware Cloud™ on AWS:Proven enterprise data protection for the enterprise public cloudSeamless integration with on-premises data protectionIndustry’s best-in-class deduplication leads to lower consumption costsProtects VMware workloads on AWS storage for increased resiliencyNatively integrates into VMware management tools for the ultimate automation experienceWays to Learn More:Get a deep dive about Data Protection for VMware hereCheck out the announcement of VMware Cloud on AWSDownload and review the latest assets from this announcement on the Partner Enablement Center.Questions? Email us at [email protected] are excited to go big and win big with you this year! Good selling!last_img read more

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Seizing Insurgent Weapons

first_imgBy Dialogo April 06, 2011 ISAF and Afghan forces are finding and removing more insurgent weapons from the battlefield now than ever before, operational reports from front-line units in Afghanistan indicate. Officials say the proliferation of insurgent cache finds is partly intuitive: the addition of roughly 110,000 more coalition and Afghan forces over the last year has created more opportunities to find illicit weapons, bomb-making materials and drugs. Another development boosting the trend – one that lends support to the long-term goal of having Afghans provide their own security – is a marked increase in tips from Afghan civilians who are more fed-up with than fearful of insurgents. After remaining relatively flat for a year, reports of found weapons and other insurgent material jumped dramatically in November. Of the roughly 2,700 cache discoveries reported between January 2010 and January 2011, more than half were found in the last four months, according to International Security Assistance Force figures. Yet ISAF officials remain cautious about the significance of the numbers despite what they say is an obvious upward trend. Data anomalies resulting from inconsistent reporting of caches in the past have prevented analysts from making many direct comparisons to previous years. Uncertainties about how many weapons are in Afghanistan and insurgents’ ability to acquire replacements for their lost arms further cloud the picture. Anecdotally, however, there is no doubt that the volume of weapons taken off the battlefield and tips from locals are significant and will hinder insurgents as they try to regroup for a spring offensive. During one of the slowest weeks in February, coalition and Afghan forces found 71 caches, seizing 36 AK-47 rifles, 60 mortars, 60 rockets, more than 900 pounds of homemade explosives, more than 23,000 rounds of ammunition, and hundreds of other weapons and weapons parts. Then on March 1, an Afghan-led operation in Kandahar snatched the biggest cache in months. Among the weapons found were 17 heavy anti-aircraft machine guns, 200 recoilless rifle rounds, 200 mortar rounds, three ready-to-go improvised explosive devices and a car bomb rigged with 350 pounds of explosives. Also recovered in the operation were more than a thousand rounds of heavy machine gun ammunition, more than 1,000 pounds of other explosives and explosive-making materials and scores of other weapons and bomb-making parts. Three days later in Parwan province, a tip to ISAF troops by a local civilian led to a cache of 57 rocket propelled grenades, 21 rockets, 15 boxes of small arms ammunition and 10 recoilless rifle rounds. Such tips have, in recent months, become significant in degrading insurgent capabilities. Across Afghanistan there were 226 tips and weapons turn-ins between January 2010 and January 2011, accounting for roughly 8 percent of cache finds. Similar tips and turn-ins are nearly routine in some villages where coalition forces regularly operate. In one village in Uruzgan province, locals have tipped U.S. Special Forces troops off to significant caches four times in a little more than a month. On March 6 alone, Afghan civilians twice alerted U.S. Special Forces patrols – one in Uruzgan and one in Kandahar – to the presence of insurgent weapons. “The more weapons caches discovered prior to fighting season, the less effective the fighters will be once they return to retrieve and eventually employ them,” a U.S. Special Forces team member said after a local led his patrol to a cache in Uruzgan in early February. It remains to be seen how significantly the uptick in weapons seizures will impact insurgent operations, which are expected to rebound this month from a winter lull. Yet ISAF is cautiously optimistic that large numbers of militants returning from their winter safe havens will find their weapons gone, hampering their ability to carry out attacks against Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition forces. Insurgents “coming back from their hideouts in Pakistan are going to find a very different and difficult environment,” Brig. Gen. Josef Blotz, an ISAF spokesman, told reporters.last_img read more

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Do This: Long Island Events January 22-28

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brief History of North Sea, LIIn 1640 English pioneers landed near a Shinnecock fort that guarded their fishing camps on the Peconic Bay. This talk covers the tumultuous cultural changes in Southampton during the 17th century and the development of an important colonial port known as Feversham, now called North Sea, whose history has been lost. Tom Edmonds, executive director of the Southampton Historical Museum, is giving the PowerPoint lecture. Southampton Historical Museum, Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Rd., Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Free. 3 p.m. Jan. 22.Jason Green and the Labor of LoveTake three great open-minded musicians now based in New York: Jason Green on guitars, Tom Papadatos on drums and Yanko Valdes on bass; throw in a funky mix of blues, bluegrass, jazz, Latin and soul, and you just begin to get a taste of what this super-talented trio has to offer. Yes, it’s called the Labor of Love, but it’s not work! No, it’s pure pleasure for the ears. Green’s awesome finger-pickin’ will take your breath away. He made the cut at a young age learning from jazz and blues masters he met working in bars and local clubs between here and Cleveland. He hit the road early, playing festivals from New Orleans to Chicago and San Francisco. It’s a big country, from the high lands to the low lands, and Jason Green and the Labor of Love bring it all home. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m. Jan. 22.Mike HuckabeeIn God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, the former governor of Arkansas (and GOP presidential contender) asks, “Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?”  The New York Times bestselling author explores today’s fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. Jan. 23.The Vinyl PlaneThis LI-based hard rockin’ band has got its groove down and dirty. As lead singer Dave Seubert says, the name of the band is a homage to the wax dimension, but he and his bandmates—currently Keith Obenauer on guitar, Steve Mazz on drums, Frank Mascaro on bass—are brazenly taking their music to another level. “We’re all about that throw-back kind of feel,” Seubert says. “Give it a little of that ‘70s rock and roll, a little of that grunge era, something a little new tasting.” It’s an unabashed mix of sexy greatness. Seubert admits he likes to go a little insane when he’s on stage. That’s what he says he was born to do. He’s got the pipes, man, no doubt about it, to make you want to live forever, spinning that sound round and round on The Vinyl Plane. The Montauk Project, Czech Funk, Off The Turnpike. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $10. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23.KC & The Sunshine BandTime to banish those shadows and let the light back in with a big bright blast of that sparkling disco funk that only the inimitable KC & The Sunshine Band can bring. The illumination ignited back in 1973 when a record store worker in Hialeah, Florida, named Harry Wayne Casey, nicknamed KC, connected with a recording engineer named Richard Finch, whose nickname is known only to his mama and she ain’t telling now but you know she gave him her blessing. The rest is pop history, with a self-titled album that went triple platinum, a huge hit that became a national anthem, “Get Down Tonight,” and the ultra narcissistic sizzler, “That’s the Way (I Like It),” which was a true chart topper when the mirrored ball was orbiting above the eternal dance floor. Opening the show is The Sugar Hill Gang. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$84.75. 8 p.m. Jan. 23. Criss Angel – MINDFREAK LIVE!Too bad Houdini slipped this mortal coil long before Criss Angel dared to cross over the threshold of magic and impossibility with his amazing mind-blowing illusions he calls “mindfreaks,” because you know the great escape artist would have been thrilled to check him out. Certainly, Criss Angel admires Houdini, whom he first encountered growing up in East Meadow. Last year on the 88th anniversary of Houdini’s death on Halloween, Angel premiered a new magic show he’d produced called The Supernaturalists. Fortunately for us mortals, we share the same space-time continuum with this phenomenally talented contemporary magician who is always pushing the envelope between what is unbelievable and what is absolutely insane. It’s no wonder why millions of fans (he calls them his “loyals”) have connected with Angel’s message that “anything is truly possible when you believe in the power of the mind, body and human spirit!” Kids, don’t try any of this at home! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $49-$169. 7 p.m.,10 p.m. Jan. 23, 24.Four Year StrongAbout a century ago, give or take a few decades, this uncompromising American so-called easy core band supposedly took off from Worcester, Mass., on a metal musical mission that has taken them to water parks out west and venues across the sea. Along the way they’ve banged heads by the thousands while making fans by the ton. They called their 2010 album Enemy of the World, which some say is their best, but others have their favorites like last summer’s EP Go Down in History, which was also recorded at the Machine Shop (where Fall Out Boy did their thing). But it’s all good. They’ve got the power chords, the heavy throbbing bass, the pulsating drums, the cathartic keyboards, and the fearless lyrics sung with passion and truth. Four Years Strong says they know their days are numbered so they’re making each one count. Warming up the crowd are Comeback Kid, Handguns, Heart To Heart and Expire. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com $17, $20 DOS. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24.Extreme – Pornograffitti Live 25th AnniversaryYou know you know the tune. You know you still sing it from time to time, when you’re alone in your bed at night or standing in the shower. C’mon. You’re probably humming it right now, or at least listening to its sublime glory way back in those dark corners of your mind, back somewhere next to Winger and Great White. Sing it aloud now, wherever you are. Sing it with pride! Will they bust out their addictive, timeless ballad “More Than Words”?!?!? Of course they will! Will you and all those in attendance be thinking, humming and singing it even more frequently in the days, months and years following this must-see performance? Unquestionably. Without a doubt. Yes, yes, yes! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-40. 8 p.m. Jan. 24.Ani DiFrancoAni DiFranco, the folk/punk singer/songwriter/guitarist and self-proclaimed “Righteous Babe,” is at it again, hitting the road to promote her newest album, Allergic to Water. This politically minded, thought-provoking performer promises to be anything but boring as she explores her younger wild-child ways that pushed boundaries while remaining fiercely independent, and staying married to the indie label she started (Righteous Babe Records) even as the big wigs of the major record companies came sniffing around when she hit major popularity in clubs and coffeehouses in the ’90s. In this album, she’s mellower, more chill and laid-back, but she still showcases the intricate provocative verse/guitar lick overlap that made her the icon she is. The Suffolk Theatre, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45-$65. 8 p.m. Jan. 24.Fleetwood Mac“You Can Go Your Own Way” with Fleetwood Mac as they reunite in this highly anticipated tour that brings the legendary group together to sing classics that are etched on the hearts of those who grew up in the ”70s and ’80s. With Stevie Nicks’ raspy vocals, singer/keyboardist Christine McVie, drummer Mick Fleetwood, guitarist Lindsay Buckingham and bassist John McVie – touring together for the first time since they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, they will be sure to bring down the house! On With The Show tour. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $44.50-$216.65. 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Not For SaleThis film about what modern-day abolitionists are doing to fight the rampant terrors of human trafficking in the US and abroad will be screened for Human trafficking Awareness Month. A group of experts that will discuss the issue after the film includes Judge Ukeiley, who was the presiding judge for the Human Trafficking Court of Suffolk, and Matthew Okerblom, who has been involved in the Federal end of legislation dealing with human trafficking, as well as Shannon Speed, project coordinator of Safe Harbour. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. Jan. 26.Marilyn MansonYou love him. You hate him. You’re afraid of him. Your friend saw him once and his parents then called your parents and forever banned you and all your friends and their friends from ever going to one of his shows. You’ve heard he’s outlawed in Ohio. You heard he drinks blood. Your friend’s older brother says he’s just some low-life wanna-be Ziggy Stardust but can never, ever be, no matter how much makeup he slathers across his face, how many multi-colored eyeball covers he wears, or how controversial he pretends to be. Regardless of your perceptions or misperceptions about “The Vampire Of Hollywood Hills,” as Rolling Stone dubs him, his music is loud, disturbing and, well, frightening. (These are all really good things for rock music, especially with the airwaves now mired in Bieber/Cyrus/One Direction hell.) So don’t miss this gig! (And maybe bring some garlic just in case!) The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $55-$85. 8 p.m. Jan. 27. [UPDATE FROM THE PARAMOUNT: “Due to the inclement weather, rocker Marilyn Manson has announced that his concert originally scheduled for yesterday; Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, New York, is now officially canceled. Despite being tentatively postponed, no make-up date for a rescheduled show was available. Refunds on all tickets are now available at points of purchase: Ticketmaster or The Paramount Box Office. For additional questions or concerns, please contact The Paramount at 631-673-7300.”]Dersu UzalaLong Island filmmaker Michael Cuesta presents Dersu Uzala, Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece about a Russian army explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness and his deep friendship with a seasoned local hunter. This is a rare 35mm screening of the Oscar-winning epic adventure of comradeship and survival set against a backdrop of treacherous mountains, rivers and icy plains of the Siberian wilderness. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaimie Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

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Sunderland’s Danny Welbeck called into England squad

first_imgSunderland striker Danny Welbeck has been called up to the England squad for Tuesday’s international friendly against Ghana at Wembley.The 20-year-old forward, who is on loan at the Black Cats from Manchester United, joins the squad in place of the injured Spurs winger Aaron Lennon.Lennon felt a twinge in his hamstring after England training on Monday.England boss Fabio Capello is expected to make “about seven changes” to the team which beat Wales on Saturday.Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry will captain the side after newly-appointed skipper John Terry was one of six players rested for the first international fixture against the Black Stars.Terry’s fellow Chelsea team-mates Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole have also been released, as well as Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Tottenham’s Michael Dawson. Aston Villa’s Kyle Walker returned to his club with an injury problem.Welbeck scored a fine goal for the England Under-21s in their 4-0 win over Denmark on Thursday, but was then released from the squad by boss Stuart Pearce before their 2-1 defeat by Iceland on Monday night.He has had a good season for Sunderland, scoring six times including a goal during the memorable 3-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but he was hit by a knee injury in January.If Welbeck does feature for England, he could come up against Sunderland team-mate Asamoah Gyan, who is set to play up front for Ghana.Capello said on Monday that he would start with Liverpool striker Andy Carroll and would also select Manchester City keeper Joe Hart in goal with Everton’s Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka and Bolton’s Gary Cahill in defence. The Italian also indicated West Ham midfielder Scott Parker would play if he shrugged off a minor injury, following a sure-footed display in the 2-0 win over Wales in Cardiff last weekend.Source: BBClast_img read more

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Iowa’s state auditor questions legality of Test Iowa reporting chain

first_imgDES MOINES (AP) — State Auditor Rob Sand says the Test Iowa program brought to the state under a $28 million no-bid contract by Gov. Kim Reynolds on recommendation from actor Ashton Kutcher is violating state law in the way it handles test results data.Sand says Test Iowa results first go to two Utah companies contracted to provide testing then to the state’s chief information officer and then to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Sand says this indirect route violates a law requiring laboratories to immediately report infectious diseases to the public health department.Public health spokeswoman Amy McCoy says the reporting process follows Iowa lawlast_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 2016

first_imgSONGBIRD IN TUNE FOR HER THREE-YEAR-OLD DEBUTTARIS STRETCHES OUT IN THE GRADE II LA CANADA BALTAS TRIO EYES MEGAHERTZ STAKES ON MONDAYMORE THAN LESS GOES IN MARATHON ASTRA STAKESECLIPSE AWARDS TO BE STREAMED ON XPRESSBET.COMARCADIA WALK OF FAME ANNOUNCES NEW INDUCTEES Richard Baltas2474129%50%$421,830 Alex Solis620133%50%$107,424 Mark Glatt2131114%24%$88,360 Mario Gutierrez4867513%38%$305,534 ECLIPSE AWARDS TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON XPRESSBET.COM & DRF.COMThoroughbred racing fans can find exclusive content from behind the scenes of the 45th Annual Eclipse Awards Saturday by following the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, @NTRA, on Twitter.Followers can expect plenty of candid images from backstage in the Sport of Kings Theatre at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, featuring Eclipse Award winners and the presenters.To join in the social media conversation surrounding the Eclipse Awards, the NTRA is urging viewers to use the hashtag #EclipseAwards. Backstage scenes will be tagged #BehindtheCurtain.In addition to @NTRA, other accounts expected to be very active during the show include those of title sponsors Breeders’ Cup Ltd. (@BreedersCup) and Daily Racing Form (@DRFInsidePost), as well as the industry-supported fan development initiative America’s Best Racing (@ABRLive).The Eclipse Awards will be live streamed on DRF.com  and Xpressbet.com. Pre-show coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time with the ceremony set for 5 p.m.The Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-century racehorse and foundation sire Eclipse, who began racing at age five and was undefeated in 18 starts, including eight walkovers. Eclipse sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies.The Eclipse Awards are bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements in North America have earned them the title of Champion in their respective categories. Those awards are voted by NTRA, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB). Eclipse Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing. TRAINER HOPES MORE IS BETTER FOR MORE THAN LESSMore Than Less tries an uncommon distance when she runs in Sunday’s $75,000 Astra Stakes at a mile-and-a-half on turf, but Peter Eurton is hoping for a big effort from a big filly.“She’s a big, tall filly but seems to have a steady pace about her,” the trainer said of the four-year-old daughter of More Than Ready owned by Marc Ferrell.“We think she can get the distance because of her size. The key thing is, hopefully she relaxes and kind of chills for a while.”The Astra will be the first stakes race for the five-year-old Kentucky-bred mare, who finished sixth in a one-mile overnight race Dec. 30, her first start in 10 months. Kent Desormeaux282657%46%$267,540 Patrick Gallagher1031130%50%$206,684 Kristin Mulhall1032130%60%$137,000 Joseph Talamo4378316%42%$337,030 Santiago Gonzalez64149422%42%$512,570 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 10) Peter Eurton1846322%72%$154,370 Rafael Bejarano571412425%53%$684,610 ARCADIA WALK OF CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCES INDUCTEESThe Arcadia Historical Society’s Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions will celebrate the induction of honorees for 2015 and 2016 at a gala on Tuesday, May 24.The event will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the historic core of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, site of Lucky Baldwin’s landmark Queen Anne Cottage and matching Carriage Barn and birthplace of racing in Southern California. The theme will be “Salute in Red and Black,” honoring Baldwin’s racing colors.Equine inductees will be champions Zenyatta and Lava Man. Champion jockey Chris McCarron, training stars Gary Jones, Ron McAnally, Mike Mitchell, and Mel Stute, and breeder/owner Buddy Johnston’s Old English Rancho also will be honored.Victor Espinoza, the only active jockey to have won racing’s Triple Crown will receive special recognition for his achievements in the sport and community service.Proceeds from the celebration will fund the placement of 24″ by 24″engraved informational bronze plaques in the sidewalks of downtown Arcadia.With the opening of the new Arcadia station of the Metro System Gold Line in March 2016, more attention than ever will be drawn to the business district adjacent to Santa Anita Park.In addition to the Walk of Champions, several other Thoroughbred racing charities will be beneficiaries of the gala, including California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation (which serves the backstretch community with health services), Winners Foundation (providing confidential assistance for troubled members of the community), and California Thoroughbred Foundation (dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education).The Steering Committee for the Walk of Champions includes Beth Costanza, Gail Marshall, and Sandy Snider, all with long ties to the City of Arcadia, who supervised its dedication in the historic downtown of the City of Arcadia on Sept. 27, 2014, as a permanent acknowledgement of the significant role racing has played in not only the city’s storied past, but also its promising future. Santa Anita Park is the Founding Sponsor of the Walk of Champions.The Arcadia Historical Society greatly appreciates any donation made in support of this educational outreach effort.The Society is a not‐for‐profit 501(c) (3), and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, at Walk of Champions, PO Box 661332, Arcadia, CA, 91066‐1332.FINISH LINES: This Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Santa Anita will offer another of its popular Dollar Days, with draft beers, hot dogs and sodas on sale for just a buck. Santa Anita’s Infield will be open on MLK Day, this Monday. Santa Anita will be dark Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week. Live racing will resume Friday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. . . . Tomorrow’s Late Pick 4 has a guaranteed pool of $300,000, as does the Late Pick 4 on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This weekend, the Late Pick 4 guarantee balloons to $500,000 Saturday and Sunday . . . Two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder arrived Sunday at Santa Anita from Peacefield Farm in Temecula, underwent routine tests, and will head to Julie Adair-Stack‘s facility in Chino Hills to continue preparations for her return to the races, according to Richard Mandella, who has the Grade I Vanity Stakes on June 4 as a long-range goal for the daughter of Henny Hughes owned by B. Wayne Hughes . . . Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides Frank Conversation for Doug O’Neill in Saturday’s $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields . . . Jockey Ty Kennedy packed his tack for greener pastures Sunday, saying he just “needs a break.” He had one win from 19 mounts, with three seconds and two thirds, before departing . . . Guns Loaded, 5-2 morning line favorite in today’s fifth race, has been claimed four times in his last five races . . . Aces high: Out of Patience, 6-1 morning line chance in today’s second race, drew the one hole for the fourth straight time and for the sixth time in his last 10 races . . . Kent Desormeaux is suspended three days (Jan. 16, 17 and 18) for causing interference aboard Let’s Meet in Rio in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes. The horse finished second, and after a stewards’ inquiry, there was no disqualification. Flavien Prat3342612%36%$206,612 Bob Baffert2853518%46%$359,560 Tyler Baze5438106%39%$236,238 Peter Miller3242113%22%$135,520 Mike Smith2442217%33%$385,020 Martin Pedroza2832111%21%$62,260center_img Gary Stevens1631019%25%$360,080 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Karen Headley430075%75%$127,450 Victor Espinoza222319%27%$241,630 Martin Garcia2833611%43%$260,794 ‘SOLID’ THREESOME FOR BALTAS IN MEGAHERTZRichard Baltas expects to have three for the money in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday feature, the Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf.             “It’s the most I’ve entered in one race, certainly one stakes race,” said Santa Anita’s training leader through 11 racing days with seven victories from 24 starts, a dazzling 29 percent success rate.“All three are solid horses,” Baltas said, “although each has a different running style. We’ll let them run their own race and see how it works out.”Baltas plans to enter front-running Chaulk O Lattey, second in the Kathyrn Crosby at Del Mar Nov. 7; Miss America Stakes runner-up Journey On, who is usually on or in close attendance to the pace; and Tiz a Kiss, a stone closer making her stakes debut.Probable for the Megahertz: Beat of The Drum, Flavien Prat; Chaulk O Lattey, Rafael Bejarano; Glory, Mike Smith; Journey On, Mario Gutierrez; and Tiz a Kiss, Santiago Gonzalez. Steven Miyadi1133127%64%$75,980 Edwin Maldonado3771419%32%$194,390 Alonso Quinonez1935116%47%$126,390 LUCKY SEVEN GOOD SPOT FOR TARIS IN LA CANADA Taris tries to carry her vaunted speed further than she ever has when she runs in Saturday’s Grade II La Canada Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.She won Aqueduct’s Grade III Go for Wand at a mile on Nov. 27, but finished sixth in the Grade III Honeybee going 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park in March of 2014.The 5-year-old Flatter mare drew the outside post position in a field of seven, which should be to her advantage.“I think the outside post is pretty good,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “I thought maybe there could be some other speed, but we’ll see how the race unfolds.“We’re on the outside and can pretty much go to the lead or sit off it. She’s very tractable or very easy to put wherever we want her.”The field: Tara’s Tango, Martin Garcia, 4-1; supplemental entry Illuminant, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Oscar Party, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1; Honey Ride, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Yahilwa, Mike Smith, 5-2; Birdatthewire, Drayden Van Dyke, 3-1; and Taris, Gary Stevens, 2-1. William Spawr1152045%64%$120,874 Doug O’Neill4043810%38%$202,942 SONGBIRD’S DRILL ‘JUST WHAT WE WANTED’Unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Songbird, who will officially be crowned Eclipse Award champion two-year-old filly of 2015 at the ceremonial dinner Saturday at Gulfstream Park, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Thursday in 1:14.40.The Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc. is scheduled to make her three-year-old debut in the Grade II, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile on Feb. 6.“It was real good,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of the workout. “It was just what we wanted today. She galloped out (seven furlongs) in 1:28.”Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had fractional times of 26 flat, 38.20, 50.20 and 1:02.40, with a gallop-out time of 1:27.80. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won David Lopez3262719%47%$183,778 Drayden Van Dyke222119%18%$91,330 Fernando Perez4524114%38%$173,796 Abel Lezcano1621113%25%$84,810 Philip D’Amato2846814%64%$302,820 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Wonlast_img read more

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QPR v Hull: Remy plays, trio make debuts

first_imgLoic Remy starts for QPR against Hull and there are debuts for new signings Rio Ferdinand, Steven Caulker and Jordon Mutch. QPR: Green: Caulker, Ferdinand, Dunne; Simpson, Barton, Faurlin, Mutch, Traore; Remy, Austin. Subs: Murphy, Hill, Phillips, Onuoha, Henry, Hoilett, Zamora. Hull: McGregor, Davies, Chester, Bruce, Elmohamady, Robertson, Huddlestone, Livermore, Snodgrass, Ince, Jelavic. Subs: Harper, McShane, Figueroa, Meyler, Quinn, Brady, Aluko.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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