Grants for non-profits to face Y2K problems – US only

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis When the Millennium Bug bites, who is going to pick up the pieces of the social disruptions caused? Doubtless charities and non-profit organisations will be called upon. For this reason, the Center for Y2K & Society has announced a grants programme to fund preparation for such eventualities.When the Millennium Bug bites, who is going to pick up the pieces of the social disruptions caused? Doubtless charities and non-profit organisations will be called upon. For this reason, the Center for Y2K & Society has announced a grants programme to fund preparation for such eventualities.The grants are available only to US organisations and are intended “to support foundations and nonprofit organizations working to prepare communities for potential disruptions caused by the Y2K computer date problem.” If a UK source of funding for Y2K preparedness by charities becomes available, UK Fundraising will let you know. Advertisement Grants for non-profits to face Y2K problems – US only Howard Lake | 7 June 1999 | News read more

JPL Machine-Learning Project Could Help Predict Dangerous Hurricane Behavior

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  101 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Science and Technology JPL Machine-Learning Project Could Help Predict Dangerous Hurricane Behavior By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 3:34 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Hurricane Laura, pictured making landfall at Louisiana on Aug. 27. Credit: NOAAScientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have applied machine learning to predict when hurricanes will suddenly intensify, with potentially damaging and deadly results, with better accuracy than ever before, according to the institution.For decades, meteorologists have tried to determine how to predict when hurricanes will suddenly strengthen.Hurricane Patricia of 2015 in the Northeast Pacific Ocean, as an example, transformed from a Category 1 storm with wind speeds of 86 mph to a Category 5 hurricane swirling at 207 mph in less than 24 hours, JPL said in a written statement.“Patricia wasn’t the first or the last hurricane to suddenly strengthen in such a short time, but it was a spectacular demonstration of a phenomenon that has plagued meteorological forecasts for decades,” the statement said. “Accurately predicting whether a hurricane will undergo rapid intensification — where wind speeds increase by 35 mph or more within 24 hours — is incredibly difficult.”JPL researchers may have reached a breakthrough with their latest project, which applies machine learning to an experimental computer model that’s shown the ability to vastly improve accurate prediction of so-called “rapid-intensification events.”Successfully forecasting a hurricane’s growth can provide people in its path extra warning to evacuate or prepare, JPL Atmospheric Scientist Hui Su explained. She co-authored a paper on the subject that appeared in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on Aug. 25.“It’s an important forecast to get right because of the potential for harm to people and property,” she said.The computer model makes use of a plethora of data points, including rainfall rate, ice water content, temperatures and more.“There are so many variables inside a hurricane, and they interact in such complex ways that many current computer models have trouble accurately depicting the inner workings of these storms,” according to the JPL statement. “Machine learning, however, is better able to analyze these complex internal dynamics and identify which properties could drive a sudden jump in hurricane intensity.”The team made use of the computing power of IBM’s Watson Studio to create the model.After comparing their model with years worth of data from past hurricanes, “For hurricanes whose winds increased by at least 35 mph within 24 hours, the researchers’ model had a 60 percent higher probability of detecting the rapid-intensification event compared to the current operational forecast model,” the JPL statement said. “But for those hurricanes with winds that jumped by at least 40 mph within 24 hours, the new model outperformed the operational one at detecting these events by 200 percent.”The researchers, along with partners at the National Hurricane Center, are already testing the model on new storms to gauge how well it predicts hurricane growth.“In the future, they plan to sift through satellite data to find additional hurricane characteristics that could improve their machine learning model,” the statement said. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Community Newslast_img read more

Gardai appeal for witnesses to robbery at Bookmakers in Patrickswell

first_img Previous articleEight players added to Munster Academy for coming seasonNext articleLimerick gardai renew appeal for missing Tipperary teen Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCrimeGardarobbery Print Twitter Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury Linkedin Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappers Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Advertisement NewsCrime & CourtGardai appeal for witnesses to robbery at Bookmakers in PatrickswellBy Staff Reporter – July 16, 2018 2198 Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report Students warned of rental scams in Limerick GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses in relation to a robbery at a bookmaker’s in Patrickswell, Co.Limerick which occurred on the 15th July 2018 at approximately 6:30pm.Three masked men entered the premises armed with a suspected firearm and two axes where they threatened staff, demanded cash and left the scene with a sum of money. A fourth man waited outside the premises in a blue car which is believed to be an Audi A3, partial reg 141 G.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí appealing for anyone with information or who may have seen this car to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061- 214340, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station. Warrants yield €1.2 million worth of drugs for Limerick Gardaílast_img read more

Integrating Technology in Servicing and Lending

first_imgSubscribe Tagged with: Finance FinTech Technology Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Integrating Technology in Servicing and Lending Earlier this year, Flagstar Bank and Detroit FinTech Bay announced the first startups to participate in the Flagstar Mortgage Tech Accelerator Program. DS News spoke to FinTech professionals including Flagstar Head of Digital Lending Rocky Stubbs about how the program is impacting the shape of FinTechs in the mortgage and real estate industry, and where technology needs to grow and adapt.According to Stubbs, the response to the program from the industry has been positive.“We have other competitors in this space who are very excited to see that we are taking some leadership here,” Stubbs said. “Once these companies deliver their technology into the marketplace of available solutions, we all benefit.”“Once we’re successful with the program, we will all be successful,” he added.“The launch of the program for the first cohort of the Flagstar Mortgage Tech Accelerator is an indication of its effectiveness in sourcing interesting and high quality startups from a uniquely defined vertical of FinTech,” said Maissan Almaskati, FinTech Consortium CEO “This milestone, which coincides with the opening of Detroit FinTech Bay, signifies the potential of the collaboration between Flagstar Bank and the FinTech Consortium to deliver innovation and enhancement across both the mortgage customer experience as well as lender efficiencies.”Stubbs discussed the importance of innovation in FinTech, noting that there are plenty of new tools out there that are making the customer service experience easier and more cost efficient.“There are technologies that are delivering value to the client, within the context of the servicing relationship,” said Stubbs. “We’re able to start thinking about how to push this through to the benefit of the customer.”Another important topic is the legacy systems in place in the servicing industry, and the challenges with integrating new systems with the old.“It is incumbent upon the FinTechs themselves who are developing the technologies to consider their customer base and understand that this is a near-universal problem,” Stubbs told DS News. Fortunately, he notes, technology is starting to catch up, becoming less of an issue in recent years.”Mortgage servicing technology is largely outdated and has been overlooked in this recent wave of FinTech innovation,” said Eric Rachmel, Founder and CEO of Brace. “Partnering with Flagstar and the FinTech Consortium to rethink one of the hardest elements of servicing, default servicing, demonstrates the forward-thinking nature of their leadership teams and will drive value for the broader ecosystem for years to come.”Learn more about the Flagstar Mortgage Tech Accelerator Program here.  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Integrating Technology in Servicing and Lending Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago September 12, 2019 1,333 Views center_img Previous: The Industry Pulse: Update on Altisource, Fund That Flip, and More Next: New Executives at Fintech Company Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Technology The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Finance FinTech Technology 2019-09-12 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

CCC-NW ask Northern parties to state their policy on Altnagelvin radiotherapy

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Facebook Google+ Previous articleGweebara protest set to recommenceNext articleWaste contractors may have to export refuse out of Donegal News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Pinterestcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ CCC-NW ask Northern parties to state their policy on Altnagelvin radiotherapy Political parties in the North are being urged to state their policy on the proposed Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin before the public goes to the polls in May’s Assembly Elections.The call has been made by Co-operating for Cancer Care North West.Earlier this month the North’s Health Minister shelved plans indefinitely for the cross border unit which the Irish Republic has committed to fund by a third.Noelle Duddy is a spokesperson for CCC-NW…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/noeldudy.mp3[/podcast] Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 30, 2011 Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Environmentalist commissioned to study grass verges in Inishowen

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook By admin – August 18, 2016 Google+ Google+ Environmentalist commissioned to study grass verges in Inishowen Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterestcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articlePhilips Medisize corporation to be bought by Molex LLCNext article21 patients awaiting admission to LUH this morning admin A bio-diversity study of grass verges in the Inishowen peninsula has been commissioned by Donegal County Council and the Irish Heritage Council.The study will be carried out by John Wann, an Antrim based Environmental Consultant.He says while the study is specifically aimed at verges, they cannot be taken in isolation, and he will also be looking at hedgerows and drainage ditches……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/jwann.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Clinical Legal Education: Reflections From Our Experience

first_imgColumnsClinical Legal Education: Reflections From Our Experience Divyansh Saluja & Achintya Anita Gurumurthy15 Sep 2020 8:44 AMShare This – xClinical legal education, which is a part of legal education, aims to impart practical experience along with theoretical knowledge. Though it is a part of the law school curriculum, it has almost become a ritual without much impact on the students or society. This article aims to highlight the practice of clinical legal education as experienced by the authors in the Legal Aid…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginClinical legal education, which is a part of legal education, aims to impart practical experience along with theoretical knowledge. Though it is a part of the law school curriculum, it has almost become a ritual without much impact on the students or society. This article aims to highlight the practice of clinical legal education as experienced by the authors in the Legal Aid Clinic established in the year 2009 in Jindal Global Law School. The Legal Aid Clinic was established with an aim to ease access to justice by providing legal aid and creating awareness in the villages surrounding our college in Sonepat. Being a law school based clinic, it also aims to address the problematic methods of orthodox legal education which merely contain conversations of social justice within the classroom. According to our mandate, a select group of students from college work on various legal matters which are referred to our clinic by the residents of villages in our vicinity. In addition to this, the Clinic also assists the Legal Services Authorities and various practising lawyers by working on different legal tasks like drafting, research and client counselling. Additionally awareness workshops have been conducted, and the daily work of the Clinic involves filing Representations, Right to Information Applications and Public Interest Litigations. The work of the Legal Aid Clinic spans several fields of legal aid ranging from filing RTI applications, to drafting representations. Some of our contributions at the Legal Aid Clinic includes our work towards obtaining two favourable orders in Maintenance cases taken up for divorced women, resolving claims under R.T.E. by getting children admitted under Economically Weaker Category, filing one P.I.L. in Gorakhpur to secure an investigation into the death of more than 100 children due to non-supply of oxygen cylinders, and filing another P.I.L. in Allahabad High Court to resolve the ambiguity of Section 12(1)(c) R.T.E., through which 5,000 students were benefited. Additionally, the clinic also secured medical treatment to a 75 year old women suffering from cancer by filing a representation to the Chief Medical Officer at Allahabad. Furthermore, Right To Information applications were filed, exposing the admission scam at National School of Drama. Moreover, several other RTI applications were filed relating to the allocation of funds for widows under Swadhar Greh Scheme after conducting a detailed inspection in Vrindavan, U.P. and Maqboolpura, Punjab. In this manner, the work of the Legal Aid Clinic has been extensive and vital. The practice of clinical legal education is also integral to strengthen socio-legal movements that seek to reaffirm democratic ideals. The Legal Aid Clinic has been rigorously involved in several sociolegal struggles, and several of its actions have often transpired into socio-legal movements. For instance, a detailed report drafted by the Legal Aid Clinic regarding the draft Environment Impact Assessment 2020 garnered the attention of national media, as it escalated to include the support of multiple student-led organisations across the nation. Clinical legal education also enables a comprehensive training into grasping the politics surrounding access to justice, and allows students to understand the lived realities of law. Through clinics, students can witness the profound contradictions that marginalised communities have to confront while interacting with the law. In this regard, Justice Muralidhar stated that texts including the Constitution, are not merely legal, but rather hold political and sociological meanings. Clinical education enables such an interdisciplinary reading of legal texts, allowing sociological and political concepts to promote a complex and nuanced reading of the law. Thus, the LAC at JGLS is a testimony of clinical education attempting to address the politics involved in accessing justice and along with that bringing into practice the myopic curriculums followed in the law school. The activities done under the ambit of this clinic has helped students gain a first hand experience of practical legal skills. Additionally, as opposed to the high social capital and networking required to enrol in internships, clinical education within law schools can accommodate students without the privilege of institutional access, and provide them with essential practical knowledge. However, clinical programs have been sidelined in law curriculums today often playing the peripheral role of a co-curricular activity. In light of this, it becomes pivotal to institutionalize such clinical programs in legal curriculums, so that students can engage with law in a rigorous fashion. So far, the four clinical courses prescribed by the Bar Council of India operate simply as a formality instead of serving as an actual forum to inculcate the required practical skill-set. Thus, it is essential to emphasise further on an institutionalised model of clinical education in order to impart actual litigation experience to each and every law student, and create engaged and critical legal thinkers.Watch Justice Muralidhar’s Lecture On Legal Education Views are personal only. (Divyansh Saluja is a fourth year law student at Jindal Global Law School Achintya Anita Gurumurthy is a second year law student at Jindal Global Law School) Next Storylast_img read more

Atmospheric impact of the Carrington event solar protons

first_imgThe Carrington event of August/September 1859 was the most significant solar proton event (SPE) of the last 450 years, about four times larger than the solar proton fluence of the largest event from the “spacecraft era” (August 1972). Recently, much attention has focused upon increasing our understanding of the Carrington event, in order to better quantify the impact of extreme space weather events. In this study the Sodankyla Ion and Neutral Chemistry (SIC) model is used to estimate the impact of the Carrington event to the neutral atmosphere and the ionosphere, and the disruption to HF communication. We adopt a reported intensity-time profile for the solar proton flux and examine the relative atmospheric response to different SPE-energy spectra, and in particular, the comparatively soft energy spectrum of the August 1972 or March 1991 SPE which is believed to provide the best representation of the Carrington event. Our calculations indicate that large changes in electron density and atmospheric constituents occur during the period of SPE forcing, depending upon the nature of the spectrum and also on the hemisphere considered. However, the most important SPE-driven atmospheric response is an unusually strong and long-lived O-x decrease in the upper stratosphere (O-x levels drop by similar to 40%) primarily caused by the very large fluxes of >30 MeV protons. This depletion is an indication of the extreme changes possible for the largest SPE. We find that there are comparatively small long-term differences in the atmospheric and ionospheric response between the 3 suggested SPE spectra.last_img read more

Sub-par reaction to All Souls golf course

first_imgALL SOULS SUBMITTED plans last month to Barnet County Council for the development of a luxury golf course on land it owns near London. The Local Residents Association has reacted angrily to the news and has started a petition against the plans. As of Wednesday, 1,400 people had signed the petition, which has also been backed by Hendon and Golders Green MP Matthew Offord.The Residents association vice chairman, Ralph Simon, said, “At the moment we can walk through here unhindered. It’s one of our best assets and it would be a real shame to lose it. I don’t want this to be the end of our farm – it’s a beautiful, picturesque and peaceful patch of green belt land.”The land has been owned by All Souls College since the fifteenth century, and has a farm on it that currently employs two people. All legal footpaths will be protected within the current planning application.A spokesperson for All Souls College stated, “We’re currently putting forward a planning application and doing so within the legality of green belt regulations. We hope that those who oppose it follow the statutory regulations for doing so.”The total land size is 450 acres and about a third of it will be leased to a developer to build the golf course. Concerns have been raised about whether the area needs another golf course, as there are twenty-one others within a five mile radius of the proposed site.Other applications for change of use of this land have been denied in the past. This included a plan for a cemetery, which was rejected after local concerns were raised.Balliol college member and Environment and Ethics officer James Rainey commented, “The local residents association are opposed to plans for a golf course, and I wish them the best of luck.“Oxford colleges must recognise that their land holdings can be valued assets to local people, and that projects which restrict enjoyment of their surroundings should not be considered further.“Conversely, plans for the site to improve its value for wildlife should be welcomed, and undertaken regardless of the planning application outcome.”Barnet County Council stated that they were unable to comment while the application process is in motion.last_img read more

AG Curtis Hill: Fetal Remains Are Back Home In Indiana

first_imgAG Curtis Hill: Fetal Remains Are Back Home In IndianaAttorney General Curtis Hill announced today that he has overseen the transportation of 2,246 aborted fetuses back to Indiana after they were discovered in September at the Illinois home of the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer. An investigation has revealed that the fetuses were aborted by Dr. Klopfer at Indiana clinics located in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend.The St. Joseph County Coroner’s Office assisted the Office of the Indiana Attorney General in bringing the remains back to Indiana, Attorney General Hill said at a South Bend press conference.“This investigation has been a team effort involving multiple offices and agencies since the day it began, and it remains a team effort as we proceed forward,” Attorney General Hill said. “Our priority throughout this process is to give proper respect to the remains of these unborn children and to the women and families associated with them. We are still working through the decision-making process in regard to the ultimate disposition of these remains, and we will continue to proceed with appropriate care and consideration at each step of the way. For now, we can simply let everyone know that these remains are back home in Indiana.”For purposes of maintaining decorum, respect, and safety, authorities are not currently publicizing the whereabouts of the preserved fetuses.“We have taken custody of the remains,” said St. Joseph County Coroner Michael McGann. “We will treat them with due respect and will maintain their integrity until such time as we are directed with respect to their proper disposition. We appreciate the coordinated effort of our Attorney General’s office, his staff, and the Will County (Illinois) Sheriff’s Office, who all worked so diligently to bring these remains back to Indiana.”Besides ensuring that the remains receive appropriate disposition under Indiana law, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General is also working to preserve and protect thousands of medical records found both at Dr. Klopfer’s Illinois residence and at his abandoned Indiana abortion clinics.U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski said at today’s press conference that she has been deeply troubled by the discovery of the fetal remains in a residential garage.“This is one of the most heinous, disgusting events I have ever seen,” she said. “I . . . want to make sure it never happens again, and I’m very grateful to the Attorney General and the St. Joe team that has worked on this issue.”Six state legislators attended today’s press conference: Rep. Dave Abbott, Rep. Ron Bacon, Rep. Dale DeVon, Rep. Doug Miller, Sen. Blake Doriot and Sen. Linda Rogers.“As one of the representatives from the General Assembly who asked for this investigation,” Rep. Bacon said, “I am very pleased with the Attorney General for going ahead and doing that so we could find out what happened with the fetal remains of those aborted babies. I am pleased they are back here in Indiana, and we are able to move forward.”The Office of the Attorney General has set up a phone number and email address for the specific use of anyone with possible connections to the fetal remains who may wish to inquire. The email address is [email protected], and the phone number is (317) 234-6663.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more