THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC TO PLAY HJK HELSINKI IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

first_imgCELTIC will play either HJK Helsinki or KR Reykjavik in the third qualifying round of the Champions League, while Motherwell face Greek side Panathinaikos.Neil Lennon’s SPL champions were in the Champions section of today’s draw.Finnish title-holders HJK are the likely opponents after they won the first leg of their second qualifying round clash with KR 7-0 earlier this week. Motherwell face Greek side Panathinaikos. THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC TO PLAY HJK HELSINKI IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE was last modified: July 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ways of giving on the agenda

first_imgThere are different ways of giving in community philanthropy, was one of the discussions held at the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in Johannesburg.Delegates from across the world attended the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, held in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 December 2016. Discussions included ways to mobilise people and to get donors to participate in grantmaking. There was also speed networking. (Image: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanFinancial capital was not the only means of philanthropy, former US ambassador to South Africa James Joseph said at the opening of the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, where he was the main speaker.More than 350 delegates from across the world attended the two-day summit, which was held at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg. Of them, 11% lived in Johannesburg, 48% travelled more than 16 hours to be at the event, and 20% travelled between eight to 16 hours.The summit, which took place on 1 and 2 December 2016, was the first of its kind. Its aim was for delegates to discuss how local giving could shift power to communities and local institutions. The summit was organised by the Global Fund for Community Foundations.The theme was #ShiftThePower.Gerry Salole (far right), chair of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, moderates the discussion on “#ShiftThePower, and what needs to change?” at the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, held in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 December 2016. The panellists are James Joseph (far left), former US ambassador to South Africa; Hilary Pennington of the Ford Foundation; and Sibongile Mkhabela, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund CEO. (Images: Melissa Javan)Different ways of givingJames was also a panellist. He spoke about the different ways of giving to communities as a philanthropist. “You can provide intellectual capital. Giving people the information they need – that is a powerful thing.“Let’s not only depend on financial capital,” he said. “Think of how you can influence those networks.”James challenged philanthropic leaders to take risks, to not be afraid to stand for something. “Act wisely and boldly, without fear. Managers impose order, leaders take risks.“Think big, respond boldly to great issues facing our communities.”While charity was good, he said, justice was better. “When you provide help, you provide hope.”To make more of a community, James added, use your social capital. “Respect for the different is the first thing to find common ground. Fear of the different is fear of the future.”Keep up with your visionSibongile Mkhabela, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, advised communities to defend their right to be themselves. “Keep up with your own vision, your own truth. Don’t let anyone define you.”She also pointed out that many people who worked on the ground were expected to get little or no payment for what they did. It was unfair that those who managed the grant funding, on the other hand, earned a lot of money and discussed issues at hotels.Hilary Pennington, the vice-president of education, creativity, and free expression at the Ford Foundation, said initiatives created by young people, such as #BlackLivesMatter, showed the compassion and community of this generation.The American foundation is a global philanthropic organisation.“We must interpret the environment,” said Pennington, adding that networks were important.Grantmakers had a lot in common, Pennington said: “We have to show how our collective work is making people’s lives better.“We have to be smart, strategic and stay connected.”The participantsGail Jacobs of the West Coast Community Foundation and Mamo Mohapi of the CS Mott Foundation are two South African delegates at the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, held in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 December 2016.People such Gail Jacobs of the West Coast Community Foundation in South Africa and Antonia Autuori of the organisation Fondazoine della Comunita Salernitana in Italy shared similarities in projects to which they gave grant funding.For example, each one of their projects concerned helping people with physical disabilities.Jacobs’ foundation supported a youth group in Eendekuil on the West Coast. The group, comprising more than 10 people, raised funds to help the needs of their community. “The youth identified three physically disabled individuals in their community. They communicated with these people, as well as their community and decided that they would build appropriate ramps outside their houses.“This is to give the people with physical disabilities easier access and mobility.”The youth were busy building the ramps during the week of the summit. “It took them two years to raise funds for this project,” said Jacobs. “They sold goodies for example at rugby matches.”Antonia Autuori from Italy says she is keen to hear how others run their community philanthropy projects, at the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, held in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 December 2016.Autuori said that they had identified 18 people with disabilities in Salerno, in southern Italy. “We funded this project to renovate a building for the 18 people. On 10 December we plan to open the building for them to live there.”Her organisation also planned to hold workshops for these beneficiaries. “They will make small, hand-crafted things and do things such as grow olives.”Delegates also split into in smaller groups to discuss various topics, such as “Resources: are we addicted to scale?” and “Participation and mobilising people: models of participating grantmaking”.More about the conferenceJenny Hodgson, the executive director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, said the summit brought together hundreds of people from 60 countries. “Community philanthropy taps into the drive of local people to help each other, a naturally occurring asset found in societies and cultures.“In some countries, the wealthy individuals are establishing their own foundations and, in others, a growing middle class has its own disposable income, and an increasing appetite for giving to social causes.”She added that community philanthropy organisations – such as community foundations, women’s funds, environmental funds, social justice funds – raised and gave local money and other assets. “In doing so, they involve local people in development processes and decisions in new ways, making them ‘co-investors’ rather than passive ‘beneficiaries.’”Why do we call people beneficiaries. If we are serious about #ShiftThePower then all are donors. It isn’t just about money. All contribute.— Marcia Anne Dwonczyk (@creativma) December 1, 2016Hodgson said that over the past 10 years the Global Fund had aimed to grow a network of people who wanted to give. “The characteristics (of the givers) we’ve seen all over the world are assets, capacities and trust. These three things connect them.”Because this was an empathetic sector, relationships were important, she said. “It’s not enough to be a grantmaker. The quality in the way we do our work is critical. Institutions matter.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

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Milk and nutrition

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The erosion of milk’s reputation as a healthy food choice is the biggest issue facing the nation’s dairy industry, said the new dairy chair for The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.“We could survive longer on milk without food, without water, without pizza, than you can survive on anything else,” said Rafael Jimenez-Flores, who joined the college as the J.T. “Stubby” Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods earlier this year.Jimenez-Flores has made it his mission to demonstrate scientifically the nutritional benefits of milk in the face of “fear mongering” that may have led to some public misconceptions that it is not good for you. “It is unethical to use fear for profit when we are trying to feed the world,” he said.Calling milk “the only food that has evolved with us,” Jimenez-Flores points out that the lactose in milk favors positive gut bacteria, which aid digestion.In addition, the milk fat globule membrane has been shown to help prevent obesity and cancer as well as to enhance brain development, Jimenez-Flores said.Ohio’s dairy industry has a strong reputation for processing in a manner that allows waste to be used as raw materials, adding value to dairy by products, he said.Among his current research initiatives is an examination of the “fresh milk” concept in Australia, where unpasteurized milk is being sold to consumers. Rather than using heat to kill harmful bacteria, the process requires a high-pressure treatment, Jimenez-Flores said. He is working on a proposal to investigate high-pressure homogenization as well.While the research is interesting and important, Jimenez-Flores considers his first priority as dairy chair to teach college students to solve problems. He plans to accomplish this by sharing his enthusiasm and love for his discipline.“What the industry really needs are Ohio State graduates who can work and succeed,” he said. “Future graduates coming from my program will be unquestionably well prepared. These were values given to me by my professors, for which I am forever indebted.”When he was an undergraduate student himself in Mexico, Jimenez-Flores studied chemical engineering and pharmaceutical chemistry at the Universidad La Salle, A.C.He went on to Cornell University where he earned his MS in food science. Then he received his PhD in agricultural chemistry and food science from the University of California, Davis.Prior to coming to Ohio State, Jimenez-Flores worked as a professor at California Polytechnic State University for 21 years, spending the last three as director of the Center for Applications in Biotechnology there.He had always wanted to be an endowed chair, and when the opportunity arose at Ohio State, Jimenez-Flores was already aware of the department’s reputation, especially that of the late Jim Harper, who held the position from 1993 to 2013.“It’s like an unreal thing to come here. Ohio State has tons of talent everywhere, not only in agriculture,” he said. “I want to help the dairy industry by attracting talent to work in and help develop dairy science.”last_img read more

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The Java Ecosystem [Infographic]

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#news Related Posts Java is binding IBM and Oracle more closely than ever before and are forming the core for a new Java oligarchy that also includes Red Hat and other providers.Forrester Research issued a report today called “The Future of Java,” that includes an infographic that provides context for the Java ecosystem. It shows how a few companies will control Java’s direction and by extension, its rate of innovation. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… The infographic shows the deep relationships that companies have due to Java’s maturity in the market. Oracle has created a new structure for Java and its effects are being widely felt. For example, Google has ties to Java. Its use of the programming language in its Android operating system is now the subject of an Oracle lawsuit.Closer to the center we see SAP and the Apache Foundation. SAP and Oracle have deep disputes but Java requires the two to work together.The Apache Foundation recently gave up its seat on the Java Community Process Executive Committee. Apache objects to Oracle’s licensing practices around the Test Compatibility Kit.This is an infographic to keep handy when following the unfolding story about the future of Java. It’s evident of a new order and how much Java has changed since Oracle acquired the rights to it after buying Sun Microsytems.(Image courtesy of Forrester Research) alex williamslast_img read more

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Fork the Internet at Contact Summit

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting klint finley Program or Be Programmed author Douglas Rushkoff proposes that we fork the Internet, and he’s convening a summit on the subject. Contact will be held October 20, 2011 at the Angel Orensanz Center in New York City. From Rushkoff’s description, it sounds like it will be conference/unconference hybrid: there will be scheduled speakers, but attendees will also be able to convene meetings at the event.We’ve highlighted a few projects that aim to create a create government-less Internet before. This isn’t a new idea for Rushkoff either. In this CNN piece he suggested the creation of a new Internet that would work a bit more like FidoNet.Here’s Rushkoff’s proposed list of subjects:TECHNOLOGYBUSINESS AND ECONOMICSCULTUREGOVERNMENTMEANING 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts What Factors Facilitate Collective Intelligence?The Reclamation of Public Space “Contact will hope to revive the spirit of optimism and infinite possibility of the early cyber-era, folding the edges of this culture back to the middle,” Rushkoff writes. That sounds a little too utopian and nostalgic, but this is an important event. I also like the slogan: “Content was never king. Contact is.” Arts networking initiativesDecentralized social networking platformscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Proxy voting to expert friendsopen source democracy“Filter Bubbles” and how to prevent them New net-based currencies and transaction networksNet-enabled Local Activism and Job Creation Can we build an alternative Internet that can’t be turned off?Alternatives to top-down registries and corporate-controlled access Tags:#cloud#events Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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IPL 4: Ganguly may replace Jayawardene as Kochi captain

first_imgFormer India and Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Sourav Ganguly may replace Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene as Kochi Tuskers Kerala skipper in Indian Premier League’s season 4, sources said on Tuesday.No IPL franchisee had bid for Ganguly, who is tipped to make his debut against his former club on April 20.It is believed Jayawardene will leave for Sri Lanka in the first week of May. Sri Lankan cricketers participating in the ongoing IPL have been asked to return home early to prepare for the national team’s tour of England that gets underway on May 14.last_img read more

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Entrepreneur Praises the Expertise of the SRC

first_imgStory Highlights Chief Executive Officer at Tayna’s Body Care, Tanya Powell Edwards, is praising the Scientific Research Council (SRC) for the expertise provided in the development of her personal care products.She tells JIS News that she has received training from the Agency in how to make natural bar soaps and body washes.Mrs. Powell Edwards notes that the SRC has been a constant help, while noting that the Agency has provided her with the chance to attend its annual Opportunity Quest to showcase her products.There she was able to share her success story with potential entrepreneurs, while at the same time telling of her experiences of having utilised the services of the Council to create her brand of products.“SRC has a lot more than we are utilising… (it is) a gem that more people need to know about,” she says.A part of the SRC mandate is to promote business development through their provisional scientific solutions.Presently, the SRC undertakes group training in soap, body wash and shampoo making.The Agency also does product testing, using its accredited lab, operating at international quality standards. In addition, the SRC creates linkages, connecting entrepreneurs with the producers of raw materials.They also assist with packaging of the products; connecting the entrepreneur to financial institutions to assist with funding or grant funding, as well as connecting them with the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) to help with the support to take the product to market.The SRC also provides market information through market research that they conduct, while working with the Jamaica Promotions Agency (JAMPRO) to guide the entrepreneur towards the export market.Sharing her journey in becoming an entrepreneur, Mrs. Powell Edwards tells JIS News that she would often dream about developing her own brand of soaps.“Inspiration can come from anywhere. I used to go into the supermarket and in trying to get the most for my buck, I would choose the cheapest soaps, which were not always the best, so I would always say one of these days, I am going to learn to make soaps,” she states.She notes that over time she made her own deodorant, after which she transitioned into making soaps.Mrs. Powell Edwards explains that she wanted to share her product with others, and that is what led her to seek the services of the SRC.Currently, Tayna’s Body Care line predominantly consists of natural bar soaps which, she says, have a great lather and also offer a great aroma.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) notes further that the aroma is a great stimulus in the morning and is also beneficial in reducing tension at nights.“I am into not just having a bath, but enjoying the feeling that you get along with that, which is relaxing or reviving, depending on what you are looking for,” Mrs. Powell Edwards states.Bentonite Clay and activated charcoal are some of the ingredients that she says can be found in some of her products.She explains that activated charcoal is something that is used in the hospitals in cases where someone ingests poison, as it binds to the poison and allows the person to eliminate it from the body.The CEO further adds that it does the same for the skin. “If you have large pores, it is said to reduce those pores, and it also pulls some of the oil from oily skin,” Mrs. Powell Edwards states.Some of her other products include body oils such as: Coconut mix with lavender, Jamaican Ginger Oil with lemon grass and Orange Ginger Body and Massage Oil.Meanwhile, Mrs. Powell Edwards says that even though her products were not created to treat a specific medical condition such as eczema, persons suffering from the condition have reported receiving benefits after using the soaps.“So I literally have persons depending on me to ensure that I get them their turmeric soap, or their activated charcoal or any of the other soaps that I do,” she says.Mrs. Powell Edwards says that the natural care business is something Jamaicans should definitely consider and that the recently held SRC Opportunity Quest has highlighted for her the opportunities that exist in the Jamaican natural personal care products market, as well as in the export market.“I feel like I should have known about this 20 years ago, as I would have been far ahead. Things such as lemon grass and ginger personal care products are unique to Jamaica, and the rest of the world wants it,” she states.The entrepreneur, who has been in business for two and a half years, plans to expand sometime in the future. She notes that, while it is a family business, she does have plans to hire persons to assist in production.Mrs. Powell Edwards says in the future she hopes to expand her company into the export market.She also notes that from her discussions with persons in the Diaspora, “there are Jamaicans across the globe who want things that are made in Jamaica, and the dream is to be one of those persons who supply their needs.”Products from the line can be found at the Chesterville Pharmacy in the Winchester Business Centre and Earth Elements in Kingston; Tates Pharmacy in May Pen, Clarendon; Three Angels Pharmacy in Manchester; and Natures in St. Jago Shopping Centre, St. Catherine. In addition, the entrepreneur does special orders.Customers can also call the proprietor at 796-7175 for products. Mrs. Powell Edwards says in the future she hopes to expand her company into the export market. She tells JIS News that she has received training from the Agency in how to make natural bar soaps and body washes. Chief Executive Officer at Tayna’s Body Care, Tanya Powell Edwards, is praising the Scientific Research Council (SRC) for the expertise provided in the development of her personal care products.last_img read more

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