£7 million dormant accounts funding for Northern Ireland

first_img The Social Development minister in Northern Ireland has announced details of the long delayed dormant accounts distribution.Now called the ‘Northern Ireland Community Finance Fund’, which is part of the UK-wide Dormant Accounts Scheme, the fund will use monies from dormant bank and building society accounts to support social investment.The Minister Mervyn Storey said:“The Community Finance Fund will provide a unique and innovative funding opportunity for social investment in Northern Ireland. It will help to improve access to finance for a range of organisations across the third sector, such as social enterprises, church and smaller community based groups.“This Fund will enable such organisations to make further investment in their activities, grow their organisations and become self-sustaining through the availability of finance. Access to this financial support will help to increase their revenue and resources and enhance the level of social benefits they deliver.”The intention to establish such a fund was announced as part of the 2015/16 Budget and was previously known as the Social Innovation Fund.The Fund is part of the UK-wide Dormant Accounts Scheme established through the ‘Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008’, and as of 31 March 2015, £7.1 million has been made available to the NI Fund.Future funding will vary, but is currently estimated at around £800,000 per annum.Big Lottery Fund, in collaboration with a third party, will be delivering the Community Finance Fund on behalf of the NI Executive. Advertisement  148 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: dormant accounts Finance Funding Northern Ireland Howard Lake | 25 February 2016 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img £7 million dormant accounts funding for Northern Ireland  147 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Waitress Joins the Millionaire’s Club

first_imgKeala Settle, Jessie Mueller & Kimiko Glenn in ‘Waitress'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Here’s what baking—and a hit musical during a holiday weekend—can do. The Sara Bareilles musical Waitress, which begin performances in March, surpassed the $1 million mark in grosses for the first time this past week. After Hamilton and School of Rock, it’s the third of this season’s five Tony Award for Best Musical nominees to join the Millionaire’s Club. Expect Shuffle Along to be next; having reached its highest gross at $985,656 this past week, it’s tapping toward the seven-figure milestone. Meanwhile, Best Play contender The Humans played to 98.05% capacity—a slight decrease from the previous week. We suspect a trophy on June 12 is all it would take for the Stephen Karam play to get the couple of points it needs to reach SRO.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending May 29:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,072,450)2. Hamilton ($1,917,923)3. Wicked ($1,744,424)4. Aladdin ($1,524,878)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,346,049)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Fun Home ($387,952)4. Fully Committed ($371,654)3. Eclipsed ($295,071)2. The Father ($246,823)1. An Act of God ($122,461)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.38%)2. Hamilton (101.74%)3. Shuffle Along (101.66%)4. Waitress (101.15%)5. The Lion King (99.88%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (65.63%)4. Kinky Boots (65.59%)3. Fiddler on the Roof (62.28%)2. Jersey Boys (60.73%)1. Eclipsed (58.25%)* Number based on two preview performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

Counsel to focus on lawyer ad cases

first_img Counsel to focus on lawyer ad cases November 1, 2005 Regular News In its latest move to improve enforcement of its advertising rules, The Florida Bar has created a new grievance prosecutor position that focuses entirely on advertising cases. Arne Vanstrum, a long-time assistant ethics counsel, has been named to the new position, which was created in the Bar’s 2005-06 budget. “We’ve been trying to get more and more consistency in the investigation and application in the enforcement of advertising rules,” said Bar Counsel Tony Boggs, who oversees the Bar’s grievance program. He noted the Bar had created the Statewide Advertising and Solicitation Committee a couple years ago to deal exclusively with advertising cases. But that still left prosecutions of advertising cases split among more than 30 Bar prosecutors. So the decision was made, Boggs said, to get one prosecutor to handle all of the ad cases. Vanstrum, he added, was a natural choice because he has spent 10 years as assistant ethics counsel, including advising attorneys on the Bar’s advertising rules and scrutinizing ads submitted under the rules for Bar review. “This way we have someone with a strong advertising rules interpretation background to provide support directly for the statewide committee and to prosecute cases,” said Boggs. “That’s what his job is: advertising rules interpretation and enforcement. It should result in a whole new layer of consistency. “We are trying to make sure we enforce the rules equally throughout the state.” Vanstrum said he welcomed the challenge. “It is a good change of pace, to try to do something different. I thought it was a good fit,” he said, noting his years of reviewing submitted ads. He said he currently has about 30 active grievance cases, plus reviewing new complaints as they are received.center_img Counsel to focus on lawyer ad caseslast_img read more

US Senator Cruz self quarantines after contact with coronavirus carrier

first_imgCruz is one of the highest-profile Americans to undergo coronavirus self-quarantine since the United States reported its first COVID-19 case in late January.The American Conservative Union political group on Saturday said the CPAC attendee who tested positive for coronavirus was receiving medical care in New Jersey. “I’m not experiencing any symptoms, and I feel fine and healthy,” Cruz said in the statement.Topics : US Senator Ted Cruz on Sunday said he would self-quarantine after he had contact with a CPAC political conference attendee who tested positive for coronavirus. Cruz “briefly interacted” with the person at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, in Maryland ten days ago, according to a statement by the former Republican presidential hopeful.“Out of an abundance of caution, and because of how frequently I interact with my constituents, I have decided to remain at my home in Texas this week, until a full 14 days have passed since the CPAC interaction,” he said. last_img read more

Anthony Martial deal adds to Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford spending

first_img United failed in their last-minute bid to offload goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid on Monday night, but there were no late hiccups regarding Martial. The Old Trafford club confirmed on Tuesday afternoon they had completed a deal to sign the 19-year-old French striker. Monaco could receive various add-ons – one of which is for if Martial wins the Ballon d’Or – on top of an initial fee of £36million. He becomes the 12th signing of Van Gaal’s reign. In total, the Dutchman has spent around £261million on new additions since he took over as manager last summer. Martial, 19, becomes the most expensive teenager in the history of football, eclipsing the £30million fee Van Gaal paid for Luke Shaw last year. Monaco, who signed Martial from Lyon two years ago, rate the player highly, but the Ligue 1 club admitted United’s offer, which could reportedly rise to £58million in total, was simply too good to turn down. Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev told the club’s website: ”We wished to keep him this season but Manchester United made an incredible offer that neither Anthony, nor AS Monaco, could refuse.” The forward, who scored 15 goals in 70 appearances for Monaco, has signed a four-year contract with the option of another year and will wear the number nine shirt for United. Despite having just one full season of top-flight football under his belt, Martial is not fazed by the challenge of providing the pace and creativity that Van Gaal thinks his first team currently lacks. ”I don’t feel the pressure,” Martial told MUTV. Louis van Gaal took his total expenditure as Manchester United manager to over a quarter of a billion pounds following the record signing of Anthony Martial from Monaco. Press Association ”I know there is pressure but I’m ready for it. ”I’m very proud. I’m very happy because I worked hard for this and my family is very happy about it. ”I spoke with the coach, Louis van Gaal, and I know that I need to work very hard. It’s not easy to speak about myself but I am a very fast player. I hope that everything will go well for me at this club.” He added: ”I have always wanted to play in the Premier League and to join the biggest club in the world is what every young footballer dreams of. I am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and working with Louis van Gaal, who has achieved so much in his career.” Van Gaal was happy to sign his man, but warned not to expect too much too soon from the Frenchman. The United manager said: ”Anthony is a naturally talented, young, multi-functional forward with great potential. We have been watching him for a while now and he has developed immensely during his time at AS Monaco. ”I am delighted he has joined Manchester United as I believe this is the right club for him to continue his development as a young player. He has all the attributes to become a top football player; however we need to give him time to adjust to his new environment and the rhythm of the Premier League.” Other than the signing of 17-year-old defender Regan Poole from Newport, United did not complete any other transfers on deadline day. James Wilson was linked with a loan move away from the club but that failed to materialise. And the marquee signing United fans were hoping for never came, which means Van Gaal will have to rely on the likes of Martial, Wayne Rooney, Memphis Depay and Juan Mata to provide the goals to aid United’s title push. Contrary to reports, Press Association Sport understands United did not enquire about Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus when they loaned Adnan Januzaj to the Bundeliga club on Monday. The 2013 Champions League finalists do not have the option to buy Januzaj and it is understood that Van Gaal expects the 20-year-old to return to United next summer and fight for a first-team place. Javier Hernandez and Anders Lindegaard will have no such opportunity. They left the club for Bayer Leverkusen and West Brom on permanent deals on Monday. last_img read more

British heavyweights gearing up for big fights over the next two weeks

first_imgThe best heavyweight in Britain who isn’t named “Joshua” or “Fury,” but Dillian Whyte believes he’s every bit as great as the two men who stand above him in the current domestic rankings. Since losing to Anthony Joshua at the backend of 2015, Whyte has rebuilt himself in impressive fashion and has registered brilliant wins over Dereck Chisora, Lucas Browne and Joseph Parker. The London brawler has an interesting task coming against dangerous Colombian, Oscar Rivas, on July 20th. If victorious, he simply must nail a major opportunity before his prime passes.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearJoe JoyceJoe Joyce’s career could have a different theme attached to it if he wasn’t controversially beaten by France’s Tony Yoka at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Joyce, once a decorated member of Team GB, took the baton from Anthony Joshua when the Watford man turned professional in 2013 and he represented his domestic amateur vest impressively. Since turning professional in 2017, Joyce has amassed a brilliant record and has registered stoppage wins over Bermane Stiverne and Alexander Ustinov. Next up for Joyce is former world title challenger, Bryant Jennings, on July 13th, before a domestic showdown with the winner of Daniel Dubois/Nathan Gorman takes place by the end of the year.Daniel DuboisOnce considered a strong favorite to grab a heavyweight medal at the 2020 Olympics, London’s Daniel Dubois traded in the possibility of a four-year amateur journey in favor of professional experience. Signed by famed promoter, Frank Warren, and made a central part of his plans, Dubois has answered every single question posed to him since turning over in the spring of 2017. With his most serious examination imminent against fellow prospect, Nathan Gorman, another spectacular outing from Dubois could persuade his doubters that he’s very much the real deal.Nathan Gorman An interesting couple of weeks awaits the heavyweights of Great Britain as a number of its leading big men participate in big fights. Here, Sporting News examines those in action over the next two weekends as the division tries to make sense of itself.Dillian Whyte The cousin of Tyson Fury, Nathan Gorman certainly has a vast array of skills like his family member, but his quiet approach has kept him out the spotlight since turning professional at the backend of 2015. Trained by Ricky Hatton in Manchester, Gorman hasn’t been showered in adulation like Britain’s other heavyweights, but he has the chance to emerge from the shadows on July 13th when he tackles the heavy-handed Daniel Dubois. Gorman may not be at the center of boxing fans’ consciousness now, but a win over Dubois should help put him there.Hughie FuryExtremely unfortunate to drop a points decision to then-world champion, Joseph Parker, in 2017, Hughie Fury has since lost to quality Bulgarian, Kubrat Pulev, and is currently in rebuilding mode since going down to Pulev last October. On July 12th, Fury travels to the Middle East to take on Samuel Peter in a gross mismatch against a fighter who has seen better days. His experience at the top level should see him return there soon and with the British scene currently the healthiest its been in a long time, a big fight might be close for Fury.last_img read more

Solskjaer urges Man Utd to find cutting edge

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Lukaku soldManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday urged Manchester United to show a killer instinct against Arsenal after scoring just 10 goals in their eight matches in all competitions this season.Since their 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea on the opening day of the Premier League campaign Solskjaer’s struggling side have failed to score more than once in any match, and they welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Monday in miserable form.A lack presence up front for a team that sold Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan last month was obvious in last weekend’s dismal 2-0 defeat at West Ham and the midweek penalty shoot-out win over minnows Rochdale in the League Cup.“We need to score more goals, definitely. We are working on improving the relationships, the pattern, the understanding,” Solskjaer told reporters.“We started at one end with the foundation. We have done great defensively, but of course we are not happy with the return going forward.“We wouldn’t mind a few goals from set plays and midfield. The forwards are always going to produce goals.“Of course when we let Alexis and Romelu go, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the next time we recruit, we will be looking for some creativity and goals.”Making goals even harder to come by is the fact that Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are injury doubts for Arsenal’s Premier League visit to Old Trafford.If neither forward recovers in time, that leaves 17-year-old Mason Greenwood to lead the attack for United.– Long-term thinking –The departures of Lukaku and Sanchez were no surprise, but Solskjaer says United did not just want to bring in a stop-gap replacement like Fernando Llorente, who has gone to Napoli, or Juventus’s Mario Mandzukic. “We could not get the striker we wanted,” Solskjaer said.“It was time for Romelu to go, he knows that. He didn’t want to be here, so what is the point in having players who don’t want to be here?“But there is no point in getting players you are not 100 percent sure about. You need the right player who is going to stay for the long period.“That is the long-term thinking I need to show. This is not about my reputation, it is about the club.”United go into the match with the Gunners in the bottom half of the table after picking up only eight points in their first six games.Leaders Liverpool and Manchester City in second place are already 13 and eight points clear of them respectively, but Solskjaer believes the rest of the top four can be caught.“The top two last season were too far ahead from the rest of us,” he said.“We should be in and around the next places. Chelsea are going through a similar period to us, rebuilding, then there are Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester, loads of teams wanting those positions.“That is where we will be in and around. We should still be a top four side.”last_img read more

Bottoms, Saunders lead girls to win over Westinghouse

first_imgAllderdice got down by six at halftime and their coach, Dave Walchesky, expressed displeasure in the way his team played in the first half.“In staging a comeback, we knew we would have to trust our leaders,” he said. “That was the worst half that we’d played all year. I think it was nerves. We weren’t finishing with passes and shots. After a while, it just looked like we were spinning our wheels out there.”Bottom realized when the second half came she would have to lead her team to the crown.“My dad was sitting in the first row and all I could hear was what he was saying, after a while,” Bottoms said. “There were so many people and it made us so nervous. But it was when I made a couple of plays in the third quarter that helped me realize what was at stake and I wouldn’t go down without a fight.”Shanese Nelson’s 14 points led the Bulldogs who are no stranger to the championship. Their coach, Phyllis Jones, has been to more consecutive title games than any active coach in the league. She was unavailable for comment.(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]) DRIVING UPCOURT—Allderdice’s Janay Bottoms drives upcourt against Kayla Key of Westinghouse. Bottoms scored 12 points to lead the Lady Dragons to a 38-34 win over the Lady Bulldogs in the City League championship game at Peabody. by Malik VincentFor New Pittsburgh Courier Allderdice came out and preserved their unmarked 17-0 City League record to claim their second-straight title over Westinghouse, 38-34, on Saturday.They were led by Janay Bottom’s 12 points, while Lanise Sanders and Sydnee Abernathy each added nine for the Dragons.last_img read more