Mayor of London announces funding for South Bank’s skate space

first_img  283 total views,  1 views today Elaine Bedell, Southbank Centre’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected as recipients for this generous grant, from such a strong pool of funding applications.The development of this space will give skaters and BMXers access to newly opened up, and restored, sections of the Undercroft whilst young people and schoolchildren from across the capital will benefit from a new fully accessible arena for diverse creative and learning activities.”CrowdfundingThe grant builds on the joint crowdfunding campaign for this space, launched by Long Live Southbank and Southbank Centre in June last year, which has seen support from the international skateboarding community, general public, businesses and philanthropists.Louis Woodhead of Long Live Southbank said: “Southbank has a unique creative feeling and it’s great to see this supported by the Mayor of London. LLSB and Southbank Centre have been working hard to show what can be achieved through collaboration and we’re grateful to everyone who continues to donate and support the campaign. Receiving the Good Growth Fund brings us closer to our vision to provide more space and opportunities for this creativity to grow and flourish.”The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, explained: “I am using this funding to challenge preconceptions about how regeneration takes place. I want to give all Londoners – regardless of background – the opportunity to be actively involved in their city and have more places to live, learn, work and play.” Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has awarded £700,000 in community growth and development funding to develop the Queen Elizabeth Hall Undercroft. The world famous skating space will be extended and a children and young people’s creative education centre built.The funding is part of the Mayor of London’s £70 million Good Growth Fund, which drives investments in community growth and development across the capital.Today’s grant was one to 27 projects across the capital, totalling £24 million. Over 200 organisations and groups submitted funding bids. The funding is for community assets, workspaces, green infrastructure and cultural venues.As well as the extension of skate space, the funding will enable improvements to lighting and a restoration of original 1960s banks and concrete paving. Mayor of London announces funding for South Bank’s skate space Howard Lake | 7 March 2018 | News Children at a creative event at London’s South Bank AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10center_img Other Good Growth Fund recipientsMusic talent development organisation Urban Development and dance development organisation and creative producer East London Dance also secured joint funding from the Good Growth Fund. They have received £1 million to create the UK’s first National Talent House for urban culture in Stratford, east London. The GLA funding will match £1 million (£500,000 per organisation) already secured from the Arts Council England Small Capital Grants programme in 2017 and will enable the fit-out of a 1,000+ square metre historic warehouse and modern extension as part of the Sugar House Island Development (formerly Strand East) adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that will be delivered by developers Vastint UK. 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. Advertisement  284 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: crowdfunding Funding London sport statutorylast_img read more

Farmers Suicide – State Govt Policy To Compensate Only Farmers Who Borrowed From Banks Discriminatory, Says Karnataka HC

first_imgNews UpdatesFarmers Suicide – State Govt Policy To Compensate Only Farmers Who Borrowed From Banks Discriminatory, Says Karnataka HC Mustafa Plumber2 March 2021 9:39 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the State Chief Secretary to make a clear stand whether families of the farmers who killed themselves after borrowing from private money lenders will be excluded from government assistance of Rs 5 lakhs. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty took strong objection to the classification created by the…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?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the State Chief Secretary to make a clear stand whether families of the farmers who killed themselves after borrowing from private money lenders will be excluded from government assistance of Rs 5 lakhs. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty took strong objection to the classification created by the state government whereby financial aid is given only to farmers who ended life after borrowing from banks and financial institutions. The bench orally observed : “Prima facie the cause for which farmer commits suicide is important…cause is he is heavily indebted…he is not able to repay the loan so he taken this option of committing suicide. What is the difference between the class of farmers who taken money from banks and credit societies and commit suicide and class of farmers who take loan from private money lenders and committed suicide? Why has the state made the distinction between the two?” The bench in its order urged the Chief Secretary while filing his affidavit in three weeks’ time, to look at the seriousness of the situation. The court said “Only in one taluka there are about 125 cases of farmers committing suicide, within a span of five years. We are sure that the chief secretary will consider why some farmers are forced to approach individual money lenders for obtaining loans.” The bench gave the direction after perusing the affidavit filed by Brijesh Kumar Dikshit, Commissioner for Agriculture and Director General, Environmental Management and policy research Institute. The affidavit stated that “The government has no control nor there is any regulation preventing farmers from taking any loan from private money lenders and therefore this aspect is one of the reasons for determining the eligibility of the farmers to extend the benefit.” It adds “However, if the same family who have suffered at the hands of the private money lenders also have taken loan from the banks or other notified institutions the family is still entitled for the benefit, subject to satisfaction of any and or all other conditions.” The bench firstly noted “The stand taken about the assistance to families of the farmers who committed suicide is quite shocking.” Secondly, the bench said “It is clear that state has created two artificial classes of farmers who have committed suicide. In first class is of farmers who had taken loan or borrowed money from banks/credit society etc. The second class is of those farmers who had taken money from money lenders. State government has decided to deny compensation to the families of the farmers who have taken money from private money lenders and have committed suicide.” Following which the bench noted “Prima facie it appears to us that cause of suicide is inability of farmers to repay the borrowed amount with interest. Therefore, prima facie it is very difficult to accept that the classification made by the state government will stand the test of Article 14 of the constitution of India.” Accordingly, it directed the Chief Secretary to look into the affidavit filed by the Commissioner and file his affidavit. It also directed the state government to place on record details of grievance/complaints disposed of by the district grievance redressal committee at District Yadgir. As per information given to the court from 2016 till 2020-21, 125 farmers committed suicide in Shahpur taluk of yadgir district. Out of 125 farmers who committed suicide, families of 105 farmers are entitled to the compensation. Of which 20 families were held ineligible as the farmers who committed suicide had not borrowed the money from banks. Out of 105 families found to be eligible, still 7 families have not been paid compensation. The directions were given while hearing the petition filed by Akhanda Karnataka Raitha Sangh. Advocate Clifton D Rozario appeared for the petitioner. The petition states that the State Government has declared various relief for the families of the farmers of those who have committed suicide including monetary compensation of Rs. 5.00 lakhs, free education for the children, Rs. 2000/- widow pension, etc. However, unfortunately, the families of the farmers who have committed suicide in the taluk have not been given all the relief, with some of the families receiving no relief to date. The petition also sought directions to the respondents to disburse crop insurance loss compensation to all insured farmers in Shahapur Taluk (Yadgir district) under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (henceforth referred to as PMFBY), for the 2016 monsoon season and thereafter. The matter will be next heard on March 29Click Hear To Download Affidavit[Read Affidavit]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Students discuss local restaurant discounts

first_imgDuring its meeting Wednesday, the College’s Student Government Association (SGA) discussed a program that would give Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross students discounts at local restaurants. Student body president Rachael Chelsey said letters were sent out to local businesses, such as Chipotle, and she said hopefully many will start to respond. Members of SGA brainstormed ideas for how to advertise and publicize the discount programs. Some ideas include hanging signs around campus, putting fliers into every Saint Mary’s student’s mailbox, creating a fan page on Facebook, installing table tents in Noble Dining Hall and putting the information on Saint Mary’s website. “The ultimate plan for this is for it to begin after fall break. However, it is a matter of when we get responses from the restaurants and businesses,” Chesley said. “It might start off as a smaller program, but it is important to look at how we can leave our mark.” The discounts offered from each business will be left up to the individual business’ discretion, she said. SGA also discussed the Pack Saint Mary’s With You program, which will take place over fall break, said admissions commissioner Liz Busam. This program encourages Saint Mary’s students to go back to their high schools and talk positively about their experience at the College. There will be students sitting outside the Noble Dining Hall atrium with sign-up sheets. “This is a great way to generate that energy and pride we have for Saint Mary’s,” Busam said. If students participate in the program, their names will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to the new bookstore, she said. If successful, the program could continue over the Thanksgiving or Christmas break.last_img read more

Reports say Florida is the No. 1 moving destination in the country

first_imgMove over! It looks like more and more Americans are moving to Florida.The Sunshine State is now the number 1 moving destination according to U-Haul. According to a new report, U-Haul said one-way truck arrivals in Florida increased 1% while one-way departures were down 1%, compared to 2018’s numbers.Texas has held the number 1 spot for at least 4 years, but now Florida bumped them down to the number 2 spot.I guess people love the heat, hurricanes, and alligators!last_img

Neymar cleared of rape charges

first_imgBrazilian forward, Neymar has charges of rape and assault against him dropped.Globo report suggests that the Paris Saint Germain star has his charges dropped following accusations made earlier this summer by Najila who is reported to be a model.Najila Trindade, 26, said she has been targeted with abuse after alleging the Brazil and PSG footballer attacked her in a Paris hotel room in May.Neymar strongly denied all allegations of sexual assault made against him.Prosecutors of the Special Action Group to Combat Domestic Violence (GEVID) concluded that there was insufficient evidence against the footballer to bring the case forward to an indictment.The outlet underlines the fact that Brazilian prosecutors failed to obtain security camera footage of the hotel in which the alleged incident occurred in Paris and private medical records relating to the accuser.The outcome of his exoneration is still open to appeal and the victim’s legal team has up to 15 days to challenge it.Earlier this month, a court accepted investigators’ request to authorize the extension of the inquiry for up to 30 days so the further analysis could be undertaken.According to reports, Bussacos decided to close the investigation without receiving the video of the alleged assault by Neymar on the model during a meeting in a hotel room.Despite numerous requests from police for the footage, Trinidade claimed a tablet with the video on it had been stolen from her apartment and the images have never been handed in.Lawyers representing Neymar Jnr were approached for a comment but no-one was available to comment.last_img read more