New £10 million local anti-crime funding in England and Wales

first_img Tagged with: England Funding Wales / Cymru Howard Lake | 8 September 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New £10 million local anti-crime funding in England and Wales The Government’s Home Office, working with the Community Development Foundation, has started accepting applications to its new Community Action Against Crime: Innovation Fund. £5 million is available this year and next to projects within England or Wales that encourage greater community activism and innovation in tackling local crime issues that matter most to local communities.The emphasis is on building effective partnerships, and encouraging voluntary and community organisations that have received little or no funding for this kind of work in the past to work with community safety partnerships and other agencies/organisations to co-design and co-deliver activities to cut crime.Small Grants will be worth £1000 to £15,000 a year for up to two years. Year one runs from 5 September 2011 to 31 March 2012. Year two runs from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. Projects must operate in a specific locality, not regionally or nationwide. Applications are invited from voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and informal groups. Grants must be spent mainly on revenue rather than capital needs. Advertisementlast_img read more

Tool theft

first_imgROXBORO Road gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance following the theft of a number of speciality tools from a car that was parked in the Mulgrave Street area.The theft occurred between the hours of 5pm and 9am on July 26 and 27. A number of valuable power tools were stolen from the locked vehicle including a black Hitachi angle grinder and a blue Hilti drill.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí are reminding members of the public to exercise caution when purchasing tools from unregistered suppliers, as they believe the tools were stolen for monetary gain.Anyone with information can contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 212340. Previous articleLimerick man launches new political partyNext articleMontpelier burglary John Keogh Advertisement Facebook Linkedin Email Twitter Print #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognapperscenter_img NewsTool theftBy John Keogh – July 31, 2013 616 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCrimeGardaíMusic Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

Safe dishes

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaCooking and sharing meals with loved ones is a traditional part of the holiday season. But don’t forget to take care of the leftovers, or you could invite foodborne illnesses to your holiday party, says a University of Georgia food safety expert.”It’s great to spend time with family members after a holiday dinner. Just take the time to put away food dishes first,” said Michael Doyle, director of the UGA Center for Food Safety in Griffin, Ga.Refrigerate or freeze holiday meals within two hours of serving them, he said. Refrigerators should be set at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Freezers should be at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below.”Temperatures are critical when it comes to keeping food safely stored and cooking food,” Doyle said. “Many home refrigerators are way out of the safe zone of 41 degrees Fahrenheit. A refrigerator set at 50 degrees Fahrenheit is what we microbiologists call an incubator. That’s where we grow bacteria for research.”Whether you’re making leftover ham or turkey dishes, be sure to reheat leftovers to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit, Doyle said.After four days, though, leftovers should be eaten, frozen or thrown away, he said.“Americans like to share food along with their good times and celebrations. But without using proper handling rules, you could share foodborne illness with your family and friends,” said Elizabeth Andress, a food safety specialist with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.She offers these tips for proper food handling:* Wash your hands before and during food preparation.* Defrost frozen meats, poultry and fish inside your refrigerator or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and thoroughly cook food immediately after defrosting in a microwave.* Clean and sanitize food preparation surfaces after exposure to raw meats, poultry, fish or eggs.* Cook ground beef and other meats, poultry and eggs thoroughly.* To store food, divide into smaller quantities that will cool quickly.* Transport food in insulated carriers designed for hot or cold foods. Keep hot foods above 140 degrees Fahrenheit.last_img read more

Robin Turnau Named VPR President; Mark Vogelzang Moves To Public Radio Nationally

first_imgVermont Public Radio,Vermont Public Radio announced today that Robin Turnau, a 20-year veteran at Vermont Public Radio, will become the new President and CEO. She will replace Mark Vogelzang, who will resign on February 1 to assist in a new effort to raise support for public radio stations.The leadership change at Vermont Public Radio, one of the most successful statewide, independent public radio networks in the country, was announced live at noon today on Vermont Edition, VPR s daily news magazine. Turnau was unanimously selected by the VPR Board of Directors to replace Vogelzang, who will be helping create a new approach to philanthropic giving across the country in partnership with stations.Vogelzang, 53, has led VPR since 1993 and is credited with VPR s expansion to two distinct FM networks, one an award-winning news and information service and the other devoted to classical music. When Vogelzang started, VPR broadcast a single service on three transmitters. Today, through growth by strategic acquisitions, the VPR network consists of nine full-power FM stations throughout Vermont. Vermont Public Radio listenership per capita consistently ranks the network as one of the top ten NPR stations in the country, and is one of the top-rated among all commercial and non-commercial stations in Vermont.”It is with deep regret that the VPR Board reluctantly accepts Mark s resignation. He has been a visionary leader who has helped us create and build the important Vermont-wide community resource that is VPR,” said Board Chair Deborah Granquist of Weston. “While Mark is leaving Vermont Public Radio, we are excited that he will be moving to a larger national stage to work with stations across the country, bringing his talent and energy and some of VPR s success.”We are thrilled to be able to promote Robin to the top job. One of the many lasting legacies of Mark s leadership is that while growing the Vermont Public Radio network, he simultaneously developed a strong management team with deep bench strength. Mark is leaving us well-positioned to meet our future challenges. With Robin s demonstrated leadership skills and determination, the Board is highly confident that she is ready to guide Vermont Public Radio to its next level of success,” Granquist said.Turnau said today that she is very honored and pleased to succeed Mark Vogelzang. “We have worked side-by-side for many years and as a result VPR is now in great shape to face the future. Vermonters and others donate their financial support because they trust and value VPR. That is the strong foundation we will build on for future success and in implementing VPR s mission while being faithful to our core values,” Turnau said.Vogelzang said: “The decision to leave VPR was not easy. It s a terrific place with such wonderful staff, listeners, and supporters, so it s a bittersweet moment. I m incredibly proud of the accomplishments we ve had in building this organization over the last 15 years. The people of Vermont and the surrounding region have come to count on VPR and NPR as their trusted source.”VPR is in great hands with Robin as its new President and CEO. It s a wise and important decision by the Board. Robin is so well-respected inside VPR, in this region, and across the public radio community for her leadership and experience. She is the major reason for the stability of VPR s annual membership support as well as the recent successful completion of our endowment campaign. It s a remarkable achievement, and Robin has delivered year in and year out.”I m leaving VPR, but not public radio. Change is in the air these days, so I m eager to take our development success in Vermont and replicate it across the country,” Vogelzang added.Turnau, 43, currently serves as VPR s Vice President of Development, a post she has held since 2004. She joined VPR in 1989 as Membership Coordinator, after graduating from the University of Vermont with a degree in Anthropology. She has also served as VPR Development Manager and Director of Development during her career. Turnau s work at VPR was recognized nationally when in 2006 she was awarded the Development Professional of the Year by the Public Radio Association of Development Officers. She is also a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England Chapter. Robin lives with her family in Charlotte.last_img read more