About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Football Foundation awards £28.3m in grants to grassroots sports facilities Tagged with: football Funding 128 grassroots sports facilities around the country are set to benefit from grants totalling £28.3m from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund.The Football Foundation delivered the grants between January and June 2016 on behalf of the funding partners: the Premier League, The FA and the Government/Sport England.Grants awarded from the Fund by the Foundation primarily go towards the development of new or refurbished floodlit third generation artificial grass pitches (AGPs), changing room pavilions and natural grass pitches in the areas of the country that need them most.The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund also provides smaller grants for smaller scale improvements, such as replacing unsafe goalposts and purchasing pitch maintenance equipment.Grant beneficiaries include:Edmonton Cricket Club LPS, which received £10,000 for replacement goals/ground maintenance equipment, Cedars Upper School, which received £1,075 for the replacement of unsafe goalposts, and Binfield FC, which received £240,157 for a new changing pavilion and the refurbishment of its existing clubhouse.By using this grant money to leverage a further £25.1m of partnership funding, the Foundation has maximised this investment further, meaning that the total amount invested into community sport is £53.4m.Last season, grassroots football facilities that the Foundation invested in saw a 7% increase in football participation and an 8% increase in multi-sport participation, such as rugby, cricket, and netball.Richard Scudamore, executive chairman of the Premier League, said:“Premier League clubs are committed to supporting all levels of English football and investing in community sports facilities is a key part of that. The facilities are essential to the work Premier League clubs are doing to encourage young people to play sport and will be used by primary schools for PE lessons, local amateur clubs for entire league programmes, and by professional clubs to deliver projects including Premier League Kicks and the Premier League Girls Football Programme.” 149 total views, 1 views today 150 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Melanie May | 2 September 2016 | News Advertisement
A new business to the UK specialising in cream puffs has opened in central London and harbours ambitions to open 10 stores within three years.Chewy Junior, a 600sq ft outlet in Charing Cross, specialises in 18 variants of cream puff that sell for £1.90 for deluxe and £1.60 for the mini size. They are similar to choux, but crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Azril Azhar, UK master franchiser, opened in Villiers Street three months ago, after he bought the master franchise rights from the Singapore owner, which has nearly 25 outlets in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea and Qatar.Azhar said he hoped to have three or four London branches in the first year, although he has already had enquiries from further afield. “I am focusing on London, because that is where tourists are. We are still new and still teaching people what a cream puff is.” Azhar said he hoped to look outside London in his second year, with Liverpool and Manchester top of his list. “After year two, I would like to have about 10 stores.”He is looking at introducing a premium range, with hazelnut cream and more expensive ingredients, as well as a savoury range, and is also looking at working with wedding planners.
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Passive House Institute US has posted its list of programs for the 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference in San Francisco in September.The conference, which runs from Sept. 10 through Sept. 14, opens with a keynote address by researcher and author William Rose on Sept. 12 before breaking into a number of separate discussions on narrowly focused topics.“The PHIUS Technical Committee received more top-notch proposals to present at the 9th Annual North American Passive House Conference than ever,” PHIUS Executive Director Katrin Klingenberg said in a news release. “We had to add four 2-hour sessions to make room for all great work the passive house community has been doing over the past year.”In all, there are two dozen sessions on topics that include residential and commercial case studies, marketing and business, indoor air quality, the Living Building Challenge, and insulation, among many others.Separately, PHIUS has scheduled a series of technical pre-conference workshops on Sept. 10. and 11. There’s also a tour of Passivhaus projects in the area on Sept. 14.Early registration for the conference at the Waterfront Marriott has been extended until July 17. Prices are posted at the registration website.
(An all-Indigenous flotilla took to kayaks Sunday on the Bassin de la Villette, which is Paris’ largest artificial lake and connects to the city’s canal system. Photo/Allan Lissner)APTN National News GATINEAU, Que.—The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has launched an 11th hour lobbying effort targeting countries with natural resource investments in Western Canada over the current exclusion of Indigenous rights from the operative text of a global climate agreement under negotiations in Paris, according to a British Columbia grand chief.First Nation Summit Grand Chief Ed John said AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde will be sending letters to the ambassadors from countries like India, Malaysia, China, Japan and the European Union pressing them to back efforts to put Indigenous rights into the text of the climate agreement. John said the AFN wants to remind these nations that they have investments in resource development projects that are on Indigenous territory.The AFN passed an emergency resolution on the issue Tuesday directing Bellegarde to begin lobbying on the issue.“The pressure is still on,” said John, whose organization represents B.C. First Nations.AFN chiefs are currently meeting at the Lac Leamy Casino in Gatineau, Que.The AFN resolution has been sent to the Indigenous caucus at the Paris climate talks for distribution among the 190 states currently involved in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21), said John. The Indigenous caucus is not directly involved in the negotiations which involve only member states.EU ambassadors were also lobbied during a meet and greet at held Tuesday evening, said John.EU countries have been among the states that are against the inclusion of Indigenous rights in the final climate change agreement, which aims to stem the warming of the planet to 2C above pre-Industrial temperatures.Canada is warming at the twice the global rate.The preamble of the draft climate change agreement currently includes a mention to Indigenous rights, but even that is now under threat.The reference to Indigenous rights was removed from the main body of the text during the round of negotiations headed by officials from the countries involved in the negotiation. The negotiations have now moved to the political level and a final agreement is expected by Dec. 11.Canada is backing efforts to include Indigenous rights in the climate change [email protected]@APTNNews