Event Funding – AVV Ensanche A http://avvensanchea.com/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 06:17:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://avvensanchea.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6.png Event Funding – AVV Ensanche A http://avvensanchea.com/ 32 32 🌱 COASTER Service Suspended + Free N95 Masks + $1.8M Funding https://avvensanchea.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-coaster-service-suspended-free-n95-masks-1-8m-funding/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 05:50:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-coaster-service-suspended-free-n95-masks-1-8m-funding/ Happy Thursday, Oceanside-Camp Pendleton! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening locally today. First, today’s weather forecast: Sunny and pleasant. High: 71 Low: 42. Looks like it’s going to be another great weekend in Oceanside! Here are the top five Oceanside-Camp Pendleton stories today: All Coastal Rail Line service suspended between Oceanside Transit […]]]>

Happy Thursday, Oceanside-Camp Pendleton! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening locally today.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Sunny and pleasant. High: 71 Low: 42. Looks like it’s going to be another great weekend in Oceanside!


Here are the top five Oceanside-Camp Pendleton stories today:

  1. All Coastal Rail Line service suspended between Oceanside Transit Center and Santa Fe Depot Jan. 22-23, for routine maintenance and railway infrastructure works. There will be no COASTER or Amtrak service. Rail will reopen for all train services in time for the morning journey on Monday. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)
  2. Oceanside residents will be able to get up until three free N95 masks starting next week. N95 masks will be available for pick up at pharmacies and health centers in Oceanside who partnered with the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)
  3. U.S. Representative Mike Levin announced that he had obtained $1.8 million in federal funding for the Oceanside Shoreline Special Study. Funding for the long-delayed study advancing local beach restoration efforts which have been negatively affected by the construction of the port of Camp Pendleton. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)
  4. Neighbors are worried at the Oceanside City Council meeting on January 12 about plans new 24-hour Starbucks drive-thru located at the southwest corner of Neptune Way and the North Coast Highway. Despite objections that this would have a negative impact on traffic, the the council voted unanimously to approve the project. (Coast News)
  5. Oceanside ranked among the least cheesy towns in California and well below average across the country, according to a new report from Lawnstarter. So what is oceanside beef vs cheese? Discover on National Cheese Lovers Day. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)

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Today at Oceanside-Camp Pendleton:

  • Soccer Boys Freshman @ Sage Creek – Oceanside High (4:00 p.m.)
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  • Wrestling @ El Camino – Oceanside High (5:00 PM)
  • Wrestling @ El Camino – Oceanside High (5:00 PM)
  • Soccer Boys JV @Sage Creek – Oceanside High (5:30 p.m.)
  • Soccer Boys JV @Sage Creek – Oceanside High (5:30 p.m.)
  • The taste of art: the power of color (6:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Oceanside Chamber of Commerce“Meet Our January Rising Stars! Oceanside Chamber’s Rising Star Program aims to champion students who have overcome significant challenges in their lives, but have successfully maintained or resumed their education. The Chamber…” ( Facebook)
  • MCCS Camp Pendleton – Youth Sports: “There are still a lot of places left for our spring leagues!! Visit our website for more information!” (Facebook)
  • Oceanside Historical Society: “Who remembers the Mission Bowl and the Davey Jones Lounge? (Facebook)
  • MCCS Camp Pendleton: “It’s not too late to sign up for this Friday’s Zero Dark Dirty Obstacle Run! Conquer the night as you traverse various obstacles around Lake O’Neill under the cover of darkness. headlamps are mandatory and can be purchased online…” (Facebook )
  • Oceanside Chamber of Commerce: “According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, there were more than 1,300 reported cases of human trafficking in California in 2020 – more than any other state. Join us and Attorney General Rob Bonta to learn how we can all help make a difference .#EndTrafficking Ja…” (Facebook)

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GPSS Discusses Hall Health Merger and Consulting Services, Adds Secretary Position | Governance https://avvensanchea.com/gpss-discusses-hall-health-merger-and-consulting-services-adds-secretary-position-governance/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/gpss-discusses-hall-health-merger-and-consulting-services-adds-secretary-position-governance/ The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) discussed changes to counseling services, the return of a secretary, and term limits at its Jan. 12 meeting. The GPSS also discussed the upcoming Huskies on the Hill event and bills pending at State House regarding graduate students. Merger of Hall Health and Consulting Services Natacha Foo Kune, […]]]>

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) discussed changes to counseling services, the return of a secretary, and term limits at its Jan. 12 meeting. The GPSS also discussed the upcoming Huskies on the Hill event and bills pending at State House regarding graduate students.

Merger of Hall Health and Consulting Services

Natacha Foo Kune, director of the UW counseling center, explained what the merger of Hall Health and the counseling center means for mental health services in the future.

Counseling Services will charge insurance to students who use its services. Foo Kune pointed out that students who do not have insurance or do not have the money to pay personal costs are advised to use mental health services.

“Students have no disbursements,” Foo Kune said.

Billing assurance will help advisory services expand their capacity beyond the funds allocated by the Service and Activity Fee (SAF) Committee. Short-term mental health assistance and other designated aids such as Let’s talk are offered at free of charge.

Although several councilors left last year, increased funding to increase the salaries of current councilors with the addition of eight new therapists increase the ability of counseling services to communicate with students who need help.

Foo Kune encourages any student in crisis to call SafeCampus, My SSP, Crisis Connections, or 911 if it is a life-threatening emergency.

Secretary position and personnel changes

The GPSS receives approximately $400,000 from the SAF each year, with excess funds allocated to staff positions. AJ Balatico, vice president of finance, has proposed increasing staff hourly wages by $5 (from its current rate of $18) to keep pace with other UW graduate departments paying over $20 an hour for readers and proofreaders.

Balatico also discussed creating a secretary position to handle staff duties that have since been absorbed by other senators. Last year, the position of secretary was dissolved to create a vice president of equity and inclusion.

“We wanted to change the role of the secretary to prioritize amplifying student voices,” Balatico said. “We wanted a financially neutral solution. We are presenting this now because we have the money.

There was no immediate action on the role at the meeting. The GPSS will revisit this issue at future meetings to assess how to use the funds specified for personnel.

Duration limits

Ashlee Abrantes, GPSS senator in environmental and forestry sciences, proposed increasing the term length from three years to one year to ensure that more students have the opportunity to engage, especially since most Graduate programs last two years.

“With that in mind, limiting how long people can run or be officers would increase opportunities for other students to participate,” Abrantes said. “It would increase opportunities for stipends and tuition rebate funding for more people.”

Other senators opposed shorter-term limits, noting the benefit of ongoing experience and institutional knowledge.

“I meant based on my fourth year at GPSS,” said Andrew Shumway, GPSS senator for earth and space sciences. “I sat on the elections committee, and I think two of the biggest problems I’ve seen year after year in the GPSS are a loss of institutional memory and also major problems convincing people to run for office. of an officer.”

Davon Thomas, GPSS senator in public policy, also noted that GPSS isn’t the only government agency graduate students can pursue, speaking from his own experience in California’s capital during his undergraduate studies. .

Washington Senate Legislature and Huskies on the Hill

Joel Anderson, GPSS senator for public policy, noted that several bills important to graduate students are being considered at the Washington state house.

“I wanted to point out that right now is a particularly important time because there’s a lot of fluidity in the legislature, so there will be a number of bills introduced daily,” Anderson said. “There are initial committee hearings scheduled and … hopefully [they] open the mind to include graduate and professional students in what has already been introduced to the field.

Anderson noted HB1736 concerning salary negotiation and another bill proposing student loans at an interest rate of 1%. Anderson is pushing to explicitly include graduate students in the bill. Anderson encouraged graduate students to defend themselves by speaking to lawmakers or submitting written testimony. Huskies on the Hill will also give students the opportunity to lobby directly for their interests.

Huskies on the Hill will remain virtual this year with training in February. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate to lobby on issues relevant to themselves and other students.

Committee Updates

The Diversity and Equity Committee discussed plans underway to expand diversity, equity and inclusion training across campus. This includes both the following Senate Bill 5227, which will create a diversity training program, and the hiring of a program manager.

Aaron Yared, President of GPSS, also shared the progress with The holistic approach of UW President Ana Mari Cauce campus security.

“My goal, as well as Mustapha’s goal, is to find someone who prioritizes equity as well as people of color and how they feel about the UWPD and how they can take steps to lessen some of the dangers black and brown students feel. campus when they see UWPD around,” Yared said.

Other ratings

The GPSS approved the ad hoc timetable for the Alternative emergency response services subject to the meeting of the committee with all the stakeholders.

“Our group will collectively draft these invitations involving them and asking how this group can help them,” said Matthew Mitnick, GPSS senator for public policy.

Gabby Rivera, GPSS vice president of internal affairs, rated other senators’ comfort level with events, noting that GPSS still has funding earmarked for events.

“I would just like to get a general temperature check of how you all would like me to go about planning the event,” Rivera said.

Although some senators have expressed concern over the in-person events amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, Rivera noted the success of food distribution at the last GPSS meeting of the fall term.

“When we provided lunches in the last week of the fall term, we got rid of over 100 meals in 40 minutes,” Rivera said.

The GPSS will await guidance from the UW on how to proceed with the events, anticipating holding other events in the spring quarter if COVID-19 cases decline.

The next GPSS meeting will take place on Wednesday 26 January at 5:30 p.m. Zoom. GPSS will remain online through the winter and spring term subject to UW guidance and Senate vote.

Contact reporter Julie Emory at news@dailyuw.com. Twitter: @JulieEmory2

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Herald of Alton | Possibility of obtaining financing https://avvensanchea.com/herald-of-alton-possibility-of-obtaining-financing/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 17:04:30 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/herald-of-alton-possibility-of-obtaining-financing/ COMMUNITY groups can get information about funding their projects through the East Hampshire District Council Meet the Funders event. At the meeting, which will be held at the Alton Community Centre, local clubs and charities can sit down with funding bodies like the National Lottery and the Arts Council to find out how to maximize […]]]>

COMMUNITY groups can get information about funding their projects through the East Hampshire District Council Meet the Funders event.

At the meeting, which will be held at the Alton Community Centre, local clubs and charities can sit down with funding bodies like the National Lottery and the Arts Council to find out how to maximize their funding requests.

Cllr Julie Butler, who is Deputy Leader of East Hampshire District Council and holder of the Social Care and Community Living portfolio, said: ‘There are many different funding streams for groups local, but they often require different criteria to be met or are looking for certain types of projects.

“If you don’t have support, navigating your way through it all can be quite a minefield.

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“That’s why our Meet the Funders event is so valuable to local organizations.

“You can discuss your own project and discover the best channels to get the financing you need.”

Funding bodies confirmed to attend the event, which will take place on Wednesday 30 March, are East Hampshire District Council, Arts Council, National Lottery Community Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation and Energize Me.

The event will begin with a brief presentation of each funder, then there will be individual appointments by reservation.

An application form to attend the meet is available on the East Hampshire District Council website at www.eastants.gov.uk/meet-funders Applications must be submitted by 4 February. For details, call East Hampshire District Council Community Manager Beth Daly on 07570 951334 or email her at [email protected]

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Spring ULS Budget Increased from Remaining Fall Funding – The Oracle https://avvensanchea.com/spring-uls-budget-increased-from-remaining-fall-funding-the-oracle/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 05:05:55 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/spring-uls-budget-increased-from-remaining-fall-funding-the-oracle/ The University Lecture Series will promote its events and speakers with more time in advance as part of an effort to increase student attendance. ORACLE FILE PICTURE The Spring University Lecture Series (ULS) budget has increased with unused funding from the fall semester due to hosting only one of the two scheduled events. This semester, […]]]>
The University Lecture Series will promote its events and speakers with more time in advance as part of an effort to increase student attendance. ORACLE FILE PICTURE

The Spring University Lecture Series (ULS) budget has increased with unused funding from the fall semester due to hosting only one of the two scheduled events. This semester, the ULS plans to welcome three speakers.

The Center for Student Involvement’s (CSI) plan for the 2021-22 year was to have two speakers in the fall and three in the spring, according to Isabelle Starner, ULS and graduate special events assistant at CSI. However, Netflix actress Julissa Calderon was the only speaker in the fall, as the others CSI planned to bring didn’t fit the budget, according to CSI associate director Joshua Wilson.

ULS allocated $40,000 for the fall, but only $28,817 was spent, Starner said. The remaining money was carried over, resulting in a new total budget of $134,652 for the spring semester. She said the money will be split equally between the three conferences, leaving about $44,000 for each.

No date has yet been announced for the talks as CSI is still working on speaker contracts, according to Starner, but the first speaker should be announced in a few weeks.

“We are still in the procurement process for [the speakers],” she said. “I can’t speak to names yet, but we’re going really well and we’re very comfortable with where we are right now.”

This semester, ULS plans to promote its featured speakers by giving more time in advance to publicize the event online and on campus to attract more attention and increase attendance.

Only about 35 students attended the fall ULS. It took place in the Marshall Student Center ballroom, which has a capacity of 500 people. Every event in the spring will take place in the MSC ballroom, Starner said.

“We have had a decrease in the number [of students] just with every event that happened at USF based on students not knowing the events,” she said.

“We definitely try to promote very early for our upcoming numbers, … at least two weeks in advance. With this, we hope more students can come through word of mouth, flyers and social media.

Dean of Students Danielle McDonald said there were concerns some events could be canceled due to COVID-19-related impacts on staff.

“What we are seeing though is that our student staff and our professional staff are also impacted by COVID-19,” McDonald said. “It may change some events or cause some events to be canceled if we don’t have enough healthy enough or able-bodied people on campus to actually offer those activities.”

ULS is following the university’s COVID-19 guidelines for all of its events, according to Starner. Wearing a mask will be recommended, but not mandatory.

Other student events such as Bulls Nite Out, Movies on the Lawn and Patio Tuesday will also continue as planned under university protocols, McDonald said.

McDonald said she advises attendees at events, such as the ULS, to follow Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines due to increased in-person activities.

“We continue to encourage vaccinations, boosters, wearing masks, not going to events if you are sick, and making sure you are also mindful of the community around you,” she said. declared.

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Funding assistance for Wide Bay https://avvensanchea.com/funding-assistance-for-wide-bay/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 08:33:57 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/funding-assistance-for-wide-bay/ From Tuesday, eligible Queenslanders in Gympie, the Fraser Coast and Bundaberg local government areas affected by the ongoing flooding can apply for special financial support from the Australian government. The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) will be available from 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 11, 2022 to support residents […]]]>

From Tuesday, eligible Queenslanders in Gympie, the Fraser Coast and Bundaberg local government areas affected by the ongoing flooding can apply for special financial support from the Australian government.

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) will be available from 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 11, 2022 to support residents of the local government areas of Bundaberg, Gympie and Fraser Coast.

Wide Bay MP Llew O’Brien said parts of Wide Bay have been badly affected by severe flooding and storms.

“By making this financial support available, the Australian government is helping people get back on their feet as soon as possible,” said Mr. O’Brien.

“The disaster recovery payment is a one-time, means-tested payment of $ 1,000 for eligible adults and $ 400 for eligible children. This payment is available to people in those areas of the board who have suffered a significant loss, including a badly damaged or destroyed home or serious injury.

“The Disaster Recovery Allowance will provide a short-term income support payment to help eligible individuals whose income has been affected as a result of this catastrophic event. The allowance is available for up to 13 weeks, equivalent to the maximum rate of the jobseeker’s allowance or the youth allowance.

Matching financial assistance will also be available for eligible New Zealand citizens (special category “unprotected” visa, subclass 444 holders) affected by storms and floods.

“The easiest and fastest way to claim disaster recovery payment is online through myGov. People can prepare to claim by creating a myGov account if they don’t already have one, ”said Mr. O’Brien.

For Disaster Recovery Benefit, people can apply over the phone, calling the Australian Government Emergency Information Line on 180 22 66.

The Australian government is also suspending the lifting of Centrelink debt and the collection of new debt in the affected areas.

Services Australia staff are available to take calls between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday at 180 2266

Please check your eligibility at www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/disaster

“Over the next few days, Queensland State councils and government agencies will conduct a comprehensive flood damage assessment in Wide Bay and make recommendations to the Australian government for assistance, to help local communities recover from the significant damage caused by these events. . “

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An “impressive” year for the city group | News, Sports, Jobs https://avvensanchea.com/an-impressive-year-for-the-city-group-news-sports-jobs/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 07:38:49 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/an-impressive-year-for-the-city-group-news-sports-jobs/ On August 28, the Société historique de Dunkirk celebrated the 75th anniversary of Dunkirk Day in Dunkirk, which received international attention after World War II. As the great-grandson and namesake of Paul Weiss (1865-1941), who served as mayor of Dunkirk 1928-1931, and on behalf of our members, staff and volunteers, thank you for your support […]]]>

On August 28, the Société historique de Dunkirk celebrated the 75th anniversary of Dunkirk Day in Dunkirk, which received international attention after World War II.

As the great-grandson and namesake of Paul Weiss (1865-1941), who served as mayor of Dunkirk 1928-1931, and on behalf of our members, staff and volunteers, thank you for your support and interest in the Dunkirk Historical Society & Dunkirk Historical Museum. By working together we have achieved an impressive series of successes, despite the challenges of the past two years.

On August 28, the community proudly visited to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the international relief effort from Dunkirk to Dunkirk in 1946, which united distant peoples in the cause of world peace. The work of all those who made this unique event possible cannot be summed up here, but the opportunity was recognized by our fellow citizens of Dunkirk, France, and we salute the first participants from the WWII era who have all but died.

Some facts about our museum, our exhibitions and our collection:

¯ While our non-profit organization was founded on March 12, 1973, the Museum was created in 1980 when the city of Dunkirk generously made available a historic building adapted to our needs, which has since become a deposit for our collection, exhibitions and archives.

Today it is a jewel of the Washington Park district, and an icon of Dunkirk’s resilience.

¯ Generous funding from the city and the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has helped us maintain the 1930s architecture of our home at 513 Washington Ave. This is particularly visible in our facade, with repainted panels, repaired bricks, glazed windows and renovated doors. The renewed landscaping is now cultivated and still reminds us of the talents of Sam Mancuso and Mary Rees of the Revitalize Dunkirk beautification committee.

¯ Our permanent collection of ALCO-Brooks works and railway artifacts in the museum tells an important story about the growth and times of our first community, and is among the best in the state. Roy Davis and Roger Schulenberg, along with Scott Symans, help preserve our railway heritage with the maintenance and operation of the Brooks Fairground & Museum Display. While the entire basement exhibit is being refreshed for an even more impressive exhibit, we took the opportunity to install new flooring and repaint the walls, funded by a grant. of the NCCF.

¯ It would not be an exaggeration to say that our much needed rear storage garage, funded largely by member donations, has freed up valuable space in the Museum and has led to the reorganization of archived material, as well. than to the rediscovery of some “buried” artifacts.

¯ We were delighted to receive the donation of a very large historical cabinet filled with artifacts from Stanley Star’s Cliffstar Company, whose long-standing civic legacy of the family as entrepreneurs, employers and benefactors is virtually unmatched in this community. Thanks, Stanley!

Funding, grants, contributions and donations:

¯ In addition to funds received by the city, a major source of funding has been the Community Development Block Grant program, administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Add to that the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, where our Robert Harris Endowment generates investment income. We also thank KeyBank and Lake Shore Savings Bank, and member donor appeals were also well received.

¯ Members and donors can pay with PayPal, and more of our new members are now signing up and paying online. One goal is to add our gift shop to our website with digital images from our collection. Members have access to Time Travelers (https://timetravelers.mohistory.org), a free reciprocal membership network for museums, sites and historical societies in the United States, comprising over 300 sites across the country . That alone is worth the cost of your membership fee, offering many exclusive perks and privileges such as reduced entry and discounts on gift shops at other museums.

Officers, directors, employees and volunteers:

¯ We praise the talents of Executive Director Jane Babinsky, Administrative Assistant Lynn Kovach, Curator Ellen Bailey, Archivist Wayne Mori, Photo Archivist and City Historian Diane Andrasik, Researcher Denise Griggs , Bill Meister and Joe Andrasik in building maintenance, multitasking Al and Judy Hollander, Peter Komada, Jr. who digitizes archives, Victoria Johnson for cataloging, and our other teammates. Their important work never ends.

¯ As I complete my term on the Board of Directors after four years, I would like to acknowledge the service of my fellow outgoing members, Vice President Frank Beach and Brandon Katta. Thanks also to Treasurer Magaly Myers, Secretary Sally Graves, Trustees Mary Carney, Wayne Mori, Raymond Rushboldt and Sharon Perdue, joined last year by Beverly Slichta-Cusick and Roger Orcutt. We still have a few free places, and to find out more about this rewarding role and the opportunity to contribute to the preservation of Dunkirk’s history, send an e-mail to: dirdunkirkismuseum@gmail.com.

Until 2022 and beyond:

¯ While the Museum’s original electrical system has performed well being over 90 years old, the time has come for a modern upgrade that can handle the extra loads of our high-tech electronics, as well as our staff’s desire for air conditioning during the hot Dunkirk summer months. If you would like to donate, fundraising is underway to subsidize the cost of labor for electricians.

¯ Taste of Prohibition II will offer two “medicinal” whiskeys, plus auction of a rare quarter bottle of 1933 whiskey Government authorized ban at 100 proofs. Future events may include: a walking tour of the Washington Park neighborhood, resuming our historic home tour, a mobile pub crawl of historic tavern sites, and new special exhibits.

¯ Visiting the now reopened Museum is a way to reconnect with your community, and we look forward to seeing you. Hours of operation are 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays; phone 716-366-3797. Visit our improved website and Facebook page for events, news and updates.

Thank you all for caring about Dunkirk’s history and supporting our mission to preserve it.

Paul Scheeler was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Société historique de Dunkerque in 2021.

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WhatsApp messages show Boris Johnson offering to support new large exhibition in exchange for home renovation https://avvensanchea.com/whatsapp-messages-show-boris-johnson-offering-to-support-new-large-exhibition-in-exchange-for-home-renovation/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 21:27:21 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/whatsapp-messages-show-boris-johnson-offering-to-support-new-large-exhibition-in-exchange-for-home-renovation/ British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in hot water because of his relationship with a member of the House of Lords who wanted his support for a 21st century ‘big exhibition’ modeled on the historic Crystal Palace exhibition of 1851 . Damning text messages suggest Johnson agreed to consider funding the event at the behest […]]]>

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in hot water because of his relationship with a member of the House of Lords who wanted his support for a 21st century ‘big exhibition’ modeled on the historic Crystal Palace exhibition of 1851 .

Damning text messages suggest Johnson agreed to consider funding the event at the behest of David Brownlow, who was then funding the renovation of the Prime Minister’s apartment in Downing Street. A redecoration funding survey revealed a WhatsApp message dated November 2020, where Johnson asked Brownlow for approval of work with interior designer Lulu Lytle, adding “PS I’m on the big plan of exhibition, will return. “

In response, Brownlow agreed to finalize the deals with Lytle’s company, Soane Britain, and said “thank you for considering GE2”.

The word of the exchange sparked a fury. “No one should be able to buy access or trade wallpaper for festivals,” said Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader of the Labor Party. Guardian, noting that while Brownlow’s funding for the £ 112,000 ($ 150,000) home improvement project meant he got special consideration from Johnson. It was, she said, “pure and simple corruption.”

Texts between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and David Brownlow. Courtesy of the UK Government.

The expensive remodeling work included embossed wallpaper priced at over £ 800 ($ 1,090) a roll, according to the Art journal.

Despite the large sums at stake, Johnson’s independent ethics counselor Christopher Geidt found Johnson had acted “recklessly” but was not deliberately misleading.

The Crystal Palace (detail), 1851, England, London, Victoria and Albert Museum,.  (Photo by: Photo12 / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The Crystal Palace (detail), 1851, England, London, Victoria and Albert Museum. (Photo by: Photo12 / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Brownlow met Oliver Dowden, then Culture Secretary, in January 2021 to discuss his hopes of staging a modern version of the 1951 Great London Exhibition, hosted by Prince Albert. The so-called “Crystal Palace” exhibition brought together representatives of many nations and is considered the prototype of the great World’s Fairs of the 19th century.

However, nothing ever came out of those talks, which Brownlow said would lead to including his proposal as part of a Brexit festival first proposed by former Prime Minister Theresa May, which was slated for 2022. .

The latter event, which will be a celebration of arts, design and technology, has since been renamed Unboxed: Creativity in the UK. It will feature 10 large-scale projects with free events and installations across the country, as well as online content. . Brownlow is not involved.

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Spectaflow raises 1.7 million euros in post-seed funding https://avvensanchea.com/spectaflow-raises-1-7-million-euros-in-post-seed-funding/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 16:43:10 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/spectaflow-raises-1-7-million-euros-in-post-seed-funding/ Spectaflow, a Reykjavik, Iceland-based hotel operations solutions provider, has raised € 1.7 million in post-seed funding. The round was led by Frumtak Ventures, with the participation of existing investors. Previous investments have been raised with the Icelandic New Business Venture Fund and angel investors including Grimur Saemundsen, Founder and CEO of Blue Lagoon, Hilmar Veigar […]]]>

Spectaflow, a Reykjavik, Iceland-based hotel operations solutions provider, has raised € 1.7 million in post-seed funding.

The round was led by Frumtak Ventures, with the participation of existing investors. Previous investments have been raised with the Icelandic New Business Venture Fund and angel investors including Grimur Saemundsen, Founder and CEO of Blue Lagoon, Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of CCP Games, and Thor Fridriksson, Founder of TeaTime and Plain Vanilla Games. . With this post-seed funding round, the company has raised a total of € 2.5 million from investors and grants to date.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its operations and commercial reach.

Founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneurs Petur Orri Saemundsen, Erlendur Steinn Gudnason and Frans Veigar Gardarsson, Spectaflow provides a SaaS solution for hotel and vacation rental management focused on improving cleaning and maintenance workflows , office-less staff scheduling, and compliance with evolving international cleaning standards. The company already has around 100 hotels in five countries using the software to manage their room and event space operations.

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White House invests $ 1 billion to boost competition in meat processing industry and lower consumer prices https://avvensanchea.com/white-house-invests-1-billion-to-boost-competition-in-meat-processing-industry-and-lower-consumer-prices/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 20:27:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/white-house-invests-1-billion-to-boost-competition-in-meat-processing-industry-and-lower-consumer-prices/ President Joe Biden held a virtual meeting with family and independent farmers and ranchers on Monday to discuss the administration’s new four-part plan. “Farmers and ranchers are driven out of business – sometimes businesses that have been around for generations,” Biden said during the White House meeting. “It undermines their dignity, their respect and the […]]]>

President Joe Biden held a virtual meeting with family and independent farmers and ranchers on Monday to discuss the administration’s new four-part plan.

“Farmers and ranchers are driven out of business – sometimes businesses that have been around for generations,” Biden said during the White House meeting. “It undermines their dignity, their respect and the family heritage that many of them have carried from generation to generation.”

The president blamed the price hikes largely on market distortion caused by international meat-processing conglomerates.

“As profits (of the top four meat processing companies) rise, the prices you see in grocery stores rise proportionately. The prices farmers receive for the products they put on the market are falling. This reflects the distortion of the market. for lack of competition, ”Biden said. “I have said it before and I will say it again: capitalism without competition is not capitalism. It is exploitation. This is what we see in the meat and poultry industries … now.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack also attended the meeting.

The announcement comes as food prices – especially for beef – are skyrocketing and inflation remains a major concern for the White House. Persistent global supply chain problems and the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 threaten to prolong this price hike.

“Over the past few decades, we’ve seen too many industries become dominated by a handful of large corporations that control most of the business and most of the opportunity – raising prices and decreasing options for American families, while removing small businesses and entrepreneurs, ”the White House said.

Beef prices in November were up 20.9% from a year earlier, according to the US Department of Labor, and grocery prices jumped 6.4%, the biggest increase year on year since December 2008. Consumer price inflation, which includes gasoline and other prices, increased 6.8% in the 12-month period ending in November, reaching its highest level in 39 years.

As part of the plan, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide up to $ 375 million in grants for independent processing plant projects, $ 275 million in partnership with lenders to provide loans and other support for businesses to improve access to capital, $ 100 million for workforce training, $ 50 million for technical assistance and research and development and $ 100 million to reduce overtime inspection costs to help small processing plants.

Funding will come from the $ 1.9 trillion Covid-19 emergency relief bill that Congress passed last year.

This year, the Biden administration announced it will issue tougher rules to tackle abuse by meat packers and processors, and release new labeling rules so consumers “can better understand where it’s coming from. their meat, “according to the White House.

Biden accused the Trump administration on Monday of weakening the Packers and Stockyards Act. This weakening of the law, Biden said, made “possible the abuses we are seeing now.”

“We will strengthen the law to make sure it works as intended,” he added.

The Justice Department and USDA also announced a joint initiative to coordinate their efforts and will launch a new portal to report concerns about potential violations of competition laws within 30 days.

“The joint channel that we are establishing will allow the USDA and the DOJ to work together, from the outset, on how to appropriately deal with such complaints when the complaints involve violations of antitrust rules,” Garland said at the meeting. White House event Monday.

After the plan was announced, the US Chamber of Commerce said in a statement on Monday it opposed what it called the administration’s “misguided” efforts to tackle high meat prices. .

“It’s pretty clear that the administration is trying to use higher prices to justify its pre-existing agenda to overturn decades of bipartisan consensus around antitrust and competition policy in favor of a regulatory approach” the government knows the better, “” Neil Bradley, Speaker of the House policy director, said in the statement.

Bradley added: “It’s not economics, it’s politics and unfortunately such government intervention would likely limit supply further and push prices even higher.”

CNN’s Matt Egan and Nikki Carvajal contributed to this report.

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County Clinton Celebrates 2021 Achievements and Looks Forward | News, Sports, Jobs https://avvensanchea.com/county-clinton-celebrates-2021-achievements-and-looks-forward-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 06:10:48 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/county-clinton-celebrates-2021-achievements-and-looks-forward-news-sports-jobs/ EXPRESS PHOTO Mike Fisher, Deputy Executive Director of SEDA-COG, speaks to Clinton County Commissioners during a tour of Susquehannock Heights ahead of its opening in February. LOCK HAVEN – And just like that, the people of Clinton County have been through another year. One day in 2022, L’Express looks back on 2021 and highlights the […]]]>

EXPRESS PHOTO Mike Fisher, Deputy Executive Director of SEDA-COG, speaks to Clinton County Commissioners during a tour of Susquehannock Heights ahead of its opening in February.

LOCK HAVEN – And just like that, the people of Clinton County have been through another year.

One day in 2022, L’Express looks back on 2021 and highlights the main points of our annual review. See B1 for a timeline of the main titles in each issue of L’Express throughout the year.

For Clinton County, its residents and government officials have faced multiple challenges brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Miles Kessinger, chairman of the council of commissioners, noted that 2021 and 2020 were unprecedented years.

“The past two years are unlike anything anyone has experienced before” he said. “It presented challenges that I think no one could have dreamed of.”

“Despite the challenges it has been, the county has been able to accomplish a lot”, said Commissioner Angela Harding.

These accomplishments include a KAP study to provide cleaner water to county residents and a multimodal strategy that identified transportation priorities.

A multimodal transportation strategy committee will be formed in 2022 to work with the county recreation advisory committee to also identify recreational transportation opportunities, she said.

Partnerships similar to this were common in 2021, Harding added.

“A lot of people teamed up and came together despite these challenges” she said.

“We were able to establish COVID-19 test sites”, said Commissioner Jeff Snyder.

The County, County, and University of Lock Haven Emergency Services Department are teaming up to host a COVID-19 test site in November, December and January 2022. The test site, which is free, is operated by the State Department of Health and AMI Expeditionary Health Care at LHU’s East Campus Gymnasium.

Previously, a car-only test site had taken place at the Castanea Township picnic grounds near Piper Airport in 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also brought new funding opportunities for the county to offer assistance.

“The biggest highlight of this year is CARES funding and government donations,” Kessinger, said.

From the CARES Act funding to the emergency rental assistance program, the commissioners were able to distribute thousands of dollars in funding to residents, businesses and nonprofits in 2021. And with the remaining funds of the American Rescue Plan Act, it hasn’t dried up just yet.

Harding explained that part of ARPA’s funding will go towards a two-year resettlement incentive program. This program, similar to those in other counties and states across the country, would help bring new or existing employees to the county to live there.

“We want our taxes to stay affordable and one of the ways to do that is to get more people to move here.” said Harding.

Avoiding a tax hike is a goal Kessinger said he hopes to achieve in 2022.

“Stay the course in the hope of continuing to avoid a tax increase” Kessinger said. “It’s a challenge because the funds we rely on are harder to come by… and the costs are going up. “

Even with COVID-19 continuing to emerge, Harding said she was very proud of the county employees.

“Through our policies and communications, the three of us, with the help of others, have been able to minimize COVID in county buildings and with county staff.” said Harding.

“The County Jail and Susqueview Nursing have done a fantastic job reducing the numbers,” Kessinger added.

Even the county’s Children and Youth Services, which are on the ground to visit homes and interact with the public, have taken precautions to reduce the chances of contracting the virus.

“We cannot deny that COVID has affected almost every aspect of our life”, said Harding. “But having stamina and trying to do positive things is important.”

And while COVID-19 continued to affect almost every aspect of 2021, several major projects may have taken place throughout the year. Some have been completed, nearing completion, or even just starting out. And all are examples of growth in Clinton County.

The county is close to completing the Bald Eagle Valley Trail. This project, in gestation for many years, was to be completed in 2021, but was postponed to 2022.

“It’s going to be over, hopefully this coming year” Kessinger said.

Contractors are currently working to make the old railway bridge that crosses the Susquehanna River in Wayne Township safe for walkers and cyclists. Once this is completed, they will move on to the BEVT connection to the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Lycoming County.

Work on the Chestnut Grove / Robbie Gould Youth Sports Complex in Castanea Township continued to advance, following its inauguration at the end of 2020. Those traveling along Route 220 may note the area where six tennis courts are located. lighted baseball / softball and a football field will be placed has been cleared of brush and the ground has become flat.

In other recreational news, Snyder said the recreation advisory committee, which he chairs, is continuing work on the state’s ATV pilot program, supporting the rehabilitation of the Mill Hall community pool and mapping the hiking trails in the county. Harding noted that the multimodal transportation strategy will play a role in creating maps for local hiking and biking trails.

And Susquehannock Heights, located on the border of Flemington and the town of Lock Haven, opened in February of this year. The three-story senior apartment complex consists of 32 individual living units designed to accommodate people aged 62 or older.

“It was huge” Snyder noted.

At Mill Hall, the Peale Avenue bridge was rehabilitated in 2021 and there was only sealant left to place on the roadway. Kessinger noted that the latter piece also does not affect the use of the pavement.

Although enthusiastic about the achievements made in 2021, the commissioners are already looking towards 2022.

Several major projects and improvements will take place over the coming year, including updating the County Assessment Office software.

Kessinger said this project, being completed by entrepreneur Vision Project, will make it easier for residents to research deeds, property lines and valued values ​​without leaving their homes.

“This is a major transfer of this information, but it is long overdue”, Snyder said. ARPA funding helped hire the contractor to complete the work.

And the county treasurer’s office is also expected to see improvements, Harding said.

The county is looking to set up a credit payment in the office so residents can pay their taxes and other bills online and “Modernize the way we do business”, she said.

In the city of Lock Haven, several events may have taken place that have been postponed to 2020.

Downtown Lock Haven Inc. and the city have teamed up to sue the pedestrian mall that has seen Main Street closed several weekends in the summer. Street closures brought family and friends downtown and provided a safe and fun outdoor environment for them to enjoy the great food and music provided by the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series.

The LH JAMS Music and Art Festival was in full swing. A variety of live bands took to the Elks Stage and Grove Street Stage throughout the full-day event in August. Concert-goers could browse the various stalls set up by local artists, grab a chair and listen to music from bands such as York Street Hustle, and dine al fresco at local restaurants.

The business district also continued to grow with the addition of stores such as Blonde Boutique, Darling and Dapper Children’s Boutique, NASA570 and more. And companies like Momoyo Otsu and It Is What It Is have expanded their stores to meet the volume of customers they’ve seen over the past year.

After Thanksgiving, shoppers flocked in droves to take advantage of DLH’s Small Business Saturdays. The event, which kicked off in 2020, gave shoppers several weekends to search for bargains and enjoy fun activities – including the Haven Hollywood Holidays Parade – while searching for the best gift for a loved one before Christmas.

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