16 Jun

$1m humanitarian award offered

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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis $1m humanitarian award offered The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is inviting nominations for the 2001 Hilton Humanitarian Prize. They are seeking an organisation that has made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world.The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is inviting nominations for the 2001 Hilton Humanitarian Prize. They are seeking an organisation that has made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world.The $1 million (U.S.) prize, the world’s largest humanitarian award, is presented annually to an established non-profit, charitable or non-governmental organisation. The prize is not a grant, based on future goals, but an award for recent and historic accomplishments. Advertisement  15 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 September 2000 | News An independent international panel of jurors will make the final selection and the award will be announced in Autumn 2001.Nominations are now open and must be received or postmarked by December 15, 2000.Contact the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. read more

28 Sep

ONE Bulimba Riverfront focuses on flexible family spaces

first_imgONE Bulimba Riverfront.Buyers wanting modern low maintenance apartments and townhouses are turning to a popular riverfront development with a focus on flexible family spaces.With only one town home and a few apartments available at ONE Bulimba Riverfront, developer Velocity Property Group is leading the refinement of the luxury downsizer demographic.Tracy Carmody and her husband Simon recently moved into their four-bedroom apartment with waterviews and could not be happier with the decision to downsize.With two teenagers, the couple had enough of maintaining a big backyard at their Morningside property, and were paying someone to mow and clean their swimming pool.“We’re on one level now, and the kids are happy,” Mrs Carmody said.“Living on the water is amazing. You never get sick of the view. It’s like always being on holidays. Check out the views from ONE Bulimba Riverfront.National sales director of Velocity Property Group, Caroline Humbert, said they identified clear buying needs and expectations within the downsizing demographic, as well as seeing the emergence of a younger downsizing group seeking more flexible family spaces.Ms Humbert said Velocity was continuously refining its developments to accommodate the specific needs of this segmented group, to ensure they were tailored to suit buyers.“An incredible location, such as Brisbane’s north-facing, absolute riverfront that the buyers experience at ONE Bulimba Riverfront, is not enough on its own to deliver a wonderful lifestyle anymore,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“One of the strongest needs we have refined and offer at ONE Bulimba Riverfront is functional luxury. The highest quality kitchens, finishes and bathrooms are expected from this market, but so is great, highly-functional design that is intuitive to the way these buyers want to live and move around their new homes.“Luxury downsizers also expect residences that will anticipate their needs now, in areas such as wide living spaces connected to deep balconies, a great apartment flow, abundant storage and good space in at least three bedrooms.“But they also expect that their home will be flexible enough to anticipate the need for possibly repurposing rooms such as changing a media room to a home office or gym or to accommodate small changes throughout the residence if their health requires it in the future.” The kitchen area at ONE Bulimba Riverfront is so spacious.last_img read more

28 Sep

Lukoil installs living quarters jacket at Caspian Sea field

first_imgRussian oil and gas company Lukoil has completed the installation of a jacket for an accommodation platform topside at the V.I. Grayfer field in the Caspian Sea. Valery Grayfer living quarters jacket; Source: Lukoil Lukoil said on Monday that the offshore operations on the field, named after its recently deceased chairman and “founding father” of the Soviet oil industry Valery Isaakovich Grayfer, involved 110 workers and nine vessels. To remind, Lukoil launched the jacket for the Valery Grayfer field living quarters platform in early April. According to Lukoil, the design life of the facility is 35 years and is built to endure significant ice loads. Valery Grayfer (Died: 24 April 2020); Source-Lukoil Like all other platforms of the company in the Caspian Sea, the living quarters platform jacket was constructed at the shipyards of the Astrakhan region. Production at the V.I. Grayfer field is scheduled for 2022 with a planned production rate at 1.2 million tonnes of oil. The company plans to install a jacket for its offshore ice-resistant fixed platform at the same field later this year and mount living quarters and platform topsides on the substructures in 2021. Grayfer himself died only days later following the launch of the jacket. He was a man with a rare distinction of having an oil field named after him while he was still alive. The facility was brought to the offshore installation site via the Volga-Caspian Shipping Canal. After the floatover and grounding, the substructures were fixed with ten piles of 56 meters in length each and with a total weight of 1,700 tonnes. When installed and fixed, the facility was inspected by divers.last_img read more

14 Aug

Good Samaritan and 4 rescue workers save two dogs from icy pond

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If dogs could talk, two canines probably would say “thank you” to a good Samaritan and the Wellington Fire and Police Departments.Early on Thursday morning, sometime during the wee morning hours, an adult labrador retriever and collie mix, had ventured out onto an icy pound on the south edge of Worden Park along a set of trees near 22nd Street by the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Wellington. About 25-30 feet from the shore the two dogs fell into thin ice. Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said a third-shift worker was walking home from his job at Industrial Park and was taking a shortcut through Worden Park when he discovered the two dogs trapped in the ice at about 7:30 a.m.“I would have to say the dogs had been trapped in the cold water for at least an hour,” Heath said.The good Samaritan called E911. WPD officers Captain Bill Upton, officer Mike Tredway and Heath responded. Tredway and Upton started breaking the ice with a tree limb. The adult lab was able to swim to the edge and get out. However, the collie mix wouldn’t swim and was still trapped. Wellington Fireman Jerry Preston, dressed in a cold water suit, arrived and slid into the ice water and managed to rescue the second dog.Both dogs, estimated to be 70 to 80 pounds, were transported to Wellington Animal Clinic. Dr. Heersche treated the dogs and the owners were eventually contacted and reunited with their animal friends. The dogs are fine, Heath said. “Given the remote location of the pond, I truly think had it not been for the alertness of the Wellington resident, both dogs would have met an unfortunate demise,” Heath said. “Kudos to all who were involved.”This Border Collie was saved in the cold early hours Thursday morning. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Fine em hard · 396 weeks ago Hope the owner was wrote up for allowing their dogs to run loose. Report Reply 1 reply · active 396 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 396 weeks ago Too early to the beginning of the month. Had it been at the end of the month, then yeah, probably woulda been. Report Reply +7 Vote up Vote down Wow · 396 weeks ago A pat on the back to the gentlemen walking home and going out of his way to make sure the dogs got rescued. Also, good job to the rescuers doing what they do best. Tracy, thank you for running the story. It is a real feel good piece. Now—–shame on on our local “negative Ned’s/Nellie’s” that can find some way to put a negative twist on something so positive. Did your Momma not hug you enough when you were little or what!!!!!!!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Thankful Dog Fan · 396 weeks ago Great job. A collie is the best friend a person can have. Thanks to all involved in the effort to save the dogs. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down nightowl · 396 weeks ago No my mon didn’t hug me enough whatever that has to do with all the man power to save 2 dogs is beyond me. The law is the law the owners deserve tickets period. People get citations all the time for dogs running loose. Luckily they were not aggressive, they lucked out and lived. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down WBTB · 396 weeks ago How come we never heard about the wellington officers who went into a burning house to save a man’s life a couple months ago? nice to see that some of our local heros get thanked for their good deeds/life-saving measures. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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