Government announces £28m Life Chances funding for children & young people

first_img Melanie May | 9 May 2018 | News Government announces £28m Life Chances funding for children & young people  170 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18  169 total views,  1 views today The government has pledged £28m in funding for projects supporting disadvantaged children and young people as part of the second round of its £80 million Life Chances Fund.Ten projects are in line for the funding, all with a focus on helping young people into employment by providing education and training, reducing the number of days young people spend in care, and helping vulnerable children prepare for school.The projects are Social Impact Bonds, meaning social investors are providing them with up front funding, and will be reimbursed by the government only when projects meet agreed results.Local authorities have already agreed to provide a combined £83 million to the successful projects, and this funding will be additional.Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Tracey Crouch, said:“The Life Chances Fund is helping transform lives across the country and I am looking forward to seeing how these fantastic projects use this funding to benefit children and young people, teaching them valuable life skills.”Three of the beneficiaries are Sheffield City Council, Harrow Council, and Think Forward.Sheffield City Council will receive £19,294,766, the largest amount of money from the Life Chances fund. It will set up local projects to help tackle a range of issues from mental health and wellbeing to homelessness and youth unemployment.Harrow Council will be given £1,895,000 for a programme that offers 24/7 accessibility to support for young people to help them plan, coordinate and accelerate progress towards their goals. It will target vulnerable young people aged between 10 and 18, in care and outside.Think Forward will be granted £683,620 to implement its Move Forward programme which supports young people aged 14-25 with mild to moderate learning disabilities to develop the aspirations, qualifications and skills they need to realise their potential and gain paid employment.The Life Chances Fund is being delivered on behalf of DCMS by the Big Lottery Fund. The Fund launched in July 2016 with the objective of tackling entrenched social issues and helping those people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives.It is structured around six key themes: drug and alcohol dependency, children’s services, early years, young people, older people’s services, and healthy lives. To date, a total of £45,152,177 of Life Chances Fund money has been committed across 20 projects, with more funding to be announced in the summer. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Funding Youth 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18last_img read more

Radio station technician and host murdered in Kapisa Valley

first_img to go further News Organisation Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that the body of Mohammad Hassin Hashemi, a 30-year-old employee of local radio Nadjhrab in the northeastern Kapisa Valley, was found near his home yesterday, 18 days after he disappeared.Hashemi was apparently shot in the head the day after he went missing. His body also bore the marks of blows.“We offer our condolences to his family and fellow workers, and we urge the authorities to establish the circumstances of his murder,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The perpetrators and instigators of this crime must be arrested and punished.”Hashemi had been radio Nadjhrab’s chief technician for the past four years. He also hosted two of its programmes, its press review and “Morvaride hay honar” (Pearls of the Arts). Radio Nadjhrab is the Kapisa Valley’s most popular station.His wife said he was threatened several times before his disappearance. The police seem to be working on the assumption that the motive was of a personal nature and have arrested three members of his family without explaining why.Radio Nadjhrab director Abdol Mutalib Hame told Reporters Without Borders: “It is still too early to talk about a motive but I was not aware of threats being made against him. None of our journalists has been threatened recently. He was good and professional, and a technical genius.” News June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific May 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Afghanistan Help by sharing this information center_img March 11, 2021 Find out more News May 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio station technician and host murdered in Kapisa Valley RSF_en Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Receive email alerts News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says AfghanistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Nationally the property market may have slowed but Brisbane is still on the increase

first_imgNerida Conisbee REA Group Chief Economist said demand still existed for the Brisbane market.WHILE it may not be at the pace many investors would like, Brisbane house values are continuing to slowly move ahead.As price growth begins to slow in other capitals, Brisbane property values are still on the increase – if a little incrementally.The good news though is for renters. With rents continuing to decline, tenants are finally in a position of power to negotiate on rents and conditions.The latest CoreLogic market analysis reveals that in the quarter to the end of July within the Brisbane City Council region, median house prices have increased 0.8 per cent to $665,000 while unit prices have dropped by 0.7 per cent to $444,000. MIGRATION to Queensland highest in years Within the Greater Brisbane area, that is including council regions of Ipswich, Logan, Moreton and Redlands, the median house value rose 0.5 per cent during the September quarter and unit values went up 0.1 per centCoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said while, clearly the market was not particularly strong, houses were significantly outperforming units.REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said buyer demand on realestate.com.au was not too bad in Brisbane.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoShe said the segment of the market feeling the pinch was the investor market which had been affected by restrictions on borrowing.But she said there was some positivity with growing offshore demand, particularly from China, for Brisbane apartments. THE nation buying 8 per cent of new Queensland homes Ms Conisbee said the big winners in the current property market were renters.According to CoreLogic figures, Brisbane’s median asking rent for houses was now $450 a week and for units it was $400 a week.Weekly rents were down 0.1 per cent for the quarter on the back of a series of drops.Ms Conisbee said a drop in asking rents put tenants in the box seat.“It’s great for renters in terms of what they can pay, but also the types of conditions they can negotiate, whether it’s to allow pets in their rental or longer- or shorter-term leases,’’ she said.last_img read more

Bombers flying high to open High School hoop season

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsA nine-point run before halftime was the straw that broke the camels back for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.Norkam of Kamloops blew open a close 35-30 game en route to a 60-43 victory over the Bombers in the final of the Westsyde Wundas High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Kamloops.“A disappointing final 40 seconds of the second quarter proved to be the TSN turning point in the game,” said Bomber coach Blair D’Andrea. “The Bombers allowed three uncontested three-pointers from the Saints to put them in a 14-point hole going into halftime.”In front of a loud partisan crowd, the Bombers worked hard together as a team, with excellent relief minutes from Jessie Zak and Jae Tak to surprise the Saints and keep the game close early.Jason D’Andrea, named tournament Most Valuable Player, paced the Bombers in the finale with 28 points.Clay Rickaby added a double double with 15 rebounds and 16 points while John Zak added 10 and Maverick Seed chipped in with eight points.LVR advanced to the final with a 51-41 victory over Valleyview Vikings of Kamloops. D’Andrea led LVR with 20 points. Seed had eight while Rickaby was another force on the boards with 15.Seeing competition for the first time this season, LVR opened the tournament by smashing Vernon Secondary 52-38.Leading 29-20 at halftime, the Bombers turned up the defensive pressure on Valleyview to register the win.D’Andrea scored 17 for LVR.“The boys played extremely well together, showing off a team-based attack and unity that was fantastic for this early in the season,” said Blair D’[email protected]last_img read more

California Teams up With Google, Microsoft and ProgrammableWeb for Gov 2.0 App Contest

first_imgRelated Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… The State of California will hold an application development contest this summer, according to O’Reilly Radar, and the state is partnering with Google, Microsoft, ProgrammableWeb, and IdeaScale to make it happen. ProgrammableWeb’s site for the contest will be live later today.Update: The Apps for California site is now live. See also Programmable Web’s blog post about the effort.“ProgrammableWeb will be the hosting point for all the contest entries,” company founder John Musser told ReadWriteWeb. “Developers will register their apps on PW and our readers and community of developers will be able to see these contest entries, rate them, as well as learn more about the contest.” California will be using Microsoft’s Open Government Data Initiative collection and Google’s Fusion Tables to provide access to the data sets, which will be listed in ProgrammableWeb’s directory of over 2,000 APIs. The state will also use IdeaScale to solicit feedback and ideas for new applications from non-technical citizens.The State of California follows Washington DC’s Apps for Democracy contest, The Sunlight Foundation-sponsored Apps for America contest, and the U.S, Army’s Apps for the Army.As the most populous state in the U.S., California’s move bodes well for the future of open government. “Overall, this initiative from the state of California is a big step on the road to more open APIs and transparency from government, and we’re looking forward to seeing the innovative apps created as a result,” Musser said. Tags:#enterprise#news 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finleylast_img read more

CWG situation sad, want Games’ success as an Indian: Advani

first_imgNDA working chairman and senior BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday criticised the shortcomings in the Commonwealth Games preparations in the last few months but said as an Indian he wished that the event would be a success.”Even in the last session of Parliament I tried not to criticise the Commonwealth Games though some of my party colleagues spoke on it. As an Indian I would want that these Games are successful,” Advani said.”Although sadly today the situation is such that there are doubts about whether the Games will be held. If they are held then that itself will be considered a big achievement,” he added.Advani was speaking at a programme organised by the International Lions Club. Earlier, he had inaugurated a cartoon exhibition, named “Wealth Cartoons” by famous cartoonist Irfan. The senior BJP leader also referred to the pun in the name of the exhibition.Advani said “6-8 months” before any event of such magnitude reports in the media mostly refer to the positive points like the work completed and the how it would be an advantage to the sportspersons of the host country.”But here the only positive reports that one hears of are that some of the countries are finally coming (to participate). This is a very sad thing,” Advani said.BJP and NDA leaders had strongly criticised Organising Committee head and Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi, Sports Minister M S Gill and the Delhi Government for the shortcomings and corruption in the CWG 2010 projects.advertisementThe principal opposition even staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha when Gill said during his presentation on the CWG debate that any information needed can be sought through an RTI application.The recent collapse of a foot overbridge at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium and other negative reports about lack of cleanliness have also drawn criticism from the opposition.last_img read more

Internet Marketing Is Dead

first_imgNo more specialists.I started doing internet marketing eight years ago in June 1999, when I joined a consumer retail dot-com company. Back then, there were only some rudimentary tools for doing marketing online. You had to have some level of technical understanding to be good at online marketing, and to effectively measure and track everything you were doing, you needed to tie together a bunch of different tools, reports and spreadsheets to get decent metrics. At that time, most people were not familiar with the terminology and techniques for online marketing. If you had a year or two of experience, you were a valuable commodity. The “traditional” marketing professionals looked at online marketing with some combination of disdain, curiosity and fear, seeing it as some sort of magic practiced by 24 year olds with spiked hair and mock turtlenecks. Internet marketing was special because you needed a specialist to do it.So, why do I say Internet marketing is dead? Because the time of the specialist is over. There is no such thing anymore as “Internet marketing.” It’s just marketing. Just like we discuss print ads, we should discuss banner ads, just like we create direct mail, we should create pay per click search ads. But the use of specialists who only do online marketing needs to end. Everyone who does marketing should be empowered with simple and easy-to-use tools to let them use the Internet for marketing.Why are there still millions of Internet marketing specialists and SEO and SEM firms? Because people still think Internet marketing is black magic and something only specialists can do. Because there is no simple system to create, manage and measure everything you need to do to effectively market on the internet. The average person cannot easily leverage online marketing. Not yet.Marketers need a set of tools that are made for the way they work, not the way techie and Internet-savvy people work. The ability to have a website that helps you do search engine optimization (SEO) automatically, manages your search engine marketing, makes building landing pages a snap and automatically optimizes conversion programs on your website. A system that gives you as much data as possible about your website visitors, and presents that data to you in a format that means something to you and helps you actually act on it to get results. This is especially true for the millions and millions of small businesses who don’t have the luxury of a huge marketing staff and an IT department.This brings me to why I am here, with my first post on this blog. I believe in the online marketing tools that HubSpot is building, and cannot wait to work with the team to bring the next generation of software tools to marketers everywhere, and put an end the difference between marketing and Internet marketing.What do you think? In this day and age, is Internet marketing really that different from marketing in general? Isn’t it time that there were simple tools to allow everyone to do online marketing? How long with the “specialists” survive? Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Mar 2, 2007 2:35:00 AM, updated October 01 2019last_img read more

Are Your Conversion Rates Competitive? Find Out. Take the HubSpot Inbound Marketing Survey.

first_img The ticket winners will be announced a week from today. Winners of the cash prizes will be announced when the survey closes on Sept 22. Folks who complete the survey within the next week will be eligible for both prizes; if you complete it after that, you’ll only be eligible for the cash. . in Cambridge, MA, on Sept 8, and four $500 cash prizes.  Topics: How does your marketing mix or conversion rate compare with your industry’s average? We’ll collect responses, then send you the results so you can see how your company stacks up. To provide some benchmarks and help you answer those questions, today we’re launching the . But how does your system stack up with the competition? If you’d like to know how your conversion rates, your marketing mix or your inbound marketing strategies compare with other companies in your industry, take five minutes to complete In case that’s not incentive enough, we’re giving away six great prizes to people who complete the survey — two tickets to the HubSpot Inbound Marketing Survey So what are you waiting to for? Get on over to the survey and Originally published Aug 13, 2008 9:57:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Inbound Marketing Summit win those prizes ! If you’re a savvy marketer, you have a range of online tools and techniques you use to reach new customers efficiently. Conversion Rate Optimization this easy survey Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

What Is the Most Important Social Media Metric? [Marketing Cast]

first_img Social media allows you to grow your reach and get more people into the top of the funnel. The more people you engage with—the more people who like you, follow you on Twitter and read your blog—the more people will be interested in what your business is about. “When you are doing something valuable, people will follow you,” says David. , we examine this topic of social media measurement. and that is how our marketing team operates efficiently. closed-loop marketing Grow the Top of the Funnel Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Keep Measuring the Bottom of the Funnel What is the most important social media metric? This question comes up time and again in our webinars, in the comments of our blog posts and during conferences. There is one critical metric you should track when engaging in social media marketing: sales. Do you agree with sales being the most important metric in social media marketing? Weekly Marketing Cast Once you expand your reach through social media, don’t drop measurement. Evaluate where your qualified leads are coming from and see whether they turn into customers. HubSpot is really passionate about this type of Originally published May 16, 2011 8:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Are you growing your business? “The things you are doing in social media will lead up to that,” says David Meerman Scott, HubSpot’s Marketer in Residence. In today’s episode of the Social Media Analytics Topics:last_img read more