Howard Lake | 27 November 1999 | News Tagged with: christmas Trading 24 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxfam sells fair trade goods online 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 Oxfam GB has launched its Fair Trade catalogue online in time for Christmas.As well as the various quality handcrafted goods from around the world, the site includes information on some of the producer groups who make the crafts featured in this store, and how supporters’ purchases help them earn a fair living from their skills.
Alec Faulkner | Daily TrojanThe Rev. Cecil L. Murray, the John R. Tansey chair of Christian ethics in the School of Religion, discusses his experiences as pastor of an 18,000-person church in Doheny Library on Tuesday. Murray, who played a key role during the Los Angeles riots, signed his book Twice Tested By Fire: A Memoir of Faith and Service after the event.
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CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake High School’s graduation ceremony originally scheduled for this coming weekend will be held in June.A social media posting by the school district today says due to recommendations from the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Education, the high school graduation ceremony has been rescheduled to June 21st at 2 o’clock in the high school gymnasium. Graduation was originally scheduled to take place this coming Sunday.The Clear Lake School Board last month approved setting this Friday as the final day of the district’s school year.If you have any questions about graduation you are asked to e-mail high school principal Chris Murphy at [email protected]
Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device. Join us Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for all the live scoring, news and analysis from Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals as the Warriors and Rockets collide for what should be another epic series.Golden State struggled before disposing of the Clippers in six games in the first round while the Rockets’ path to the second round was somewhat easier as they toppled the Jazz in five games. The rematch of …
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device The low point in the 2018 season — for the Raiders and Derek Carr — was a 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in London in which the quarterback was brutalized to the tune of six sacks and two forced fumbles. The sixth sacked knock Carr out of the game with a left arm injury.The unkindest cut of all came after the game when a report surfaced that Carr was crying on the field after the knockout blow. He felt …
The living world is an endless source of wonder and inspiration. There’s an octopus that does a convincing imitation of a flatfish (Science Daily, Live Science), and a red crab species that emerges from its lethargic life around Christmas and migrates miles to the sea by the millions (PhysOrg). There’s a tiny frog that can fit on the tip of a pencil (PhysOrg) and a whale with perfect pitch (Science Daily). National Geographic released a gallery of sea creatures newly discovered deep in Indonesian waters that is as colorful as it is bizarre. Some scientists get so excited about what animals they study, they want to imitate them.Embryo trick: Scientists inspired by the cilia that embryos use to direct cells to their places copied the trick with “biomimetic cilia” they hope to use with lab-on-a-chip applications (see abstract at PNAS).Stickybot: Inspired by gecko feet, scientists at Stanford designed a look-alike robot, reported Science Daily, that uses the same principle of dry adhesion by multiplication of surface contacts. “The material is strong and reusable, and leaves behind no residue or damage,” just like a gecko foot, the article said. They even imitated the gecko’s rotating ankles so that it can change direction. Perfect little engine: Ever heard of a salp? This small jelly-like creature lives in the sea and is important for carbon cycle. Science Daily told about its “near-perfect little engine” that propels it and filters its food with a microscopic mesh. Because “the scientists are captivated by the unique, almost magical performance of this natural undersea engine,” they think inventors could learn something. Science Daily asked, “What if trains, planes, and automobiles all were powered simply by the air through which they move? Moreover, what if their exhaust and byproducts helped the environment? Well, such an energy-efficient, self-propelling mechanism already exists in nature.”Beetle bifocals: Scientists at the University of Cincinnati were stunned to find a diving beetle with bifocal compound eyes. Live Science reported that the eyes have two retinas, one for distance and one for close-up inspection. Analysis of how this unique beetle sees could help bifocal manufacture. “Bifocal glasses and contacts create two images that interfere with each other, creating an area of blur,” the article said. “The beetle larvae solve this interference problem by having focal planes [that] are slightly shifted so they aren’t completely on top of each other. In fact, the researchers found the shift of the focal planes improved contrast of the resulting image three-fold.”Oyster glue: The Navy is employing “interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research” to copy oysters. The amazing underwater adhesives that oysters use are attractive to the Navy not only because of their importance to the marine ecology, but also because of the insights they provide. Naval researchers have been “studying marine animals’ various adhesives, uncovering fundamental properties that could yield new innovations from replacements for medical sutures to surface coatings that keep waterborne craft from picking up marine hitchhikers,” the article said. They found that oysters have a unique adhesive for sticking to one another as they build oyster reefs.Put on your bacteria: New Scientist posted an unusual article and video about researchers using bacteria to grow fibers for clothing. Such biodegradable clothing will be “green” not necessarily in color, but in the sense of being biodegradable and environmentally-friendly.Code in the nose: Inventors have been working on artificial noses for some time, with only mixed results at distinguishing the thousands of odors that natural noses are so good at detecting. PhysOrg reported that Stanford inventors are finding that a touch of DNA helps. The combinatorial flexibility of DNA is providing the coding repertoire for sensors to respond to many more molecules than before. Live Science added that frog egg cells are providing a key ingredient in robotic noses as receptors.Cornea breakthrough: Synthetic corneas are too hard to make, and cornea transplants are expensive and difficult, so why not regrow the real thing? The BBC News reported that biosynthetic implants, using “a synthetic version of human collagen designed to mimic the cornea as closely as possible,” are providing real hope for restoring impaired vision. Already in tests patients reported “dramatically improved” vision with the new technique.Pop goes the circuit: Manufacturing circuits inspired by bacteria? Why not? Synthetic circuits is a relatively new method within the “emerging field of synthetic biology” of organizing genetically-modified bacteria to “produce a myriad of useful proteins, enzymes or chemicals in a coordinated way.” Science Daily reported that scientists at Duke University were surprised to find bacterial cells popping, or committing suicide, when reaching a certain stage of plasmid density. They modeled the behavior with a sample circuit they called ePop and found that it can “increase the efficiency and power of future synthetic biology circuits.”Flying with altitude: Somehow, fruit flies know the right altitude for their flying and hovering needs. Live Science reported that findings about how they calculate optic flow might help designers of “insect-inspired robots.” Mike Dickinson’s team at Caltech found that flies use horizontal edges and “integrate edge information with other visual information to pick flight plans.” This work not only helps “unveil the mysteries of insect flight and cognition, but it may have practical implications for humans, as well.”These articles are part of an increasing flood of reports about biomimetics – the imitation of nature. Whether biologists look high or low, large or small, at plants or at animals, they find amazing feats in the living world that amaze and inspire. And if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the designs in life are getting rave reviews.Biomimetic designers wanted: bright, young, observant, inquisitive, logical, perceptive, entrepreneurial, honest, forward looking, optimistic, enthusiastic. This implies that Darwinians need not apply. 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Nelson Mandela’s gravesite in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, will eventually be opened to the public.Opening Mandela’s gravesite to the public will be one of the projects to mark the centenary of Mandela’s birth in July 1918. (Image: Roel Wijnants)Nelson Mandela’s gravesite in Qunu, now only accessible to family, will be open to the public once developments in the area are completed.“It is something that will happen in the future,” said Ndileka Mandela, the oldest grandchild of the statesman, who died in December 2013, told the Sunday Times newspaper.“It would be selfish of the family to say that we’ll close it to the public, because Madiba was a people’s person. At some point we will open it to the general public.”However, another grandchild, Ndaba Mandela, did say it would still “take some time” as various processes would have to be followed.Grandson Mandla Mandela confirmed discussions about the matter were under way. He also said that the ANC and various sectors of the government would be consulted.“I don’t think this is a family issue only. There has to be a dialogue.”Mandela, who died at the age of 95, is buried on a hill in his childhood Qunu homestead in rural Eastern Cape.His birthday, 18 July, is celebrated later this week. The United Nations has declared the day the annual Nelson Mandela International Day, on which people are encouraged to do something to help others. In South Africa, the day has been expanded into the full month of July, known as Mandela Month.Source: News24WireWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
System runs on a very small computerMini-Monitor is designed to run in conjunction with a Raspberry Pi, a processor the size of a credit card, according to its maker, that can be plugged into a TV and standard keyboard. Costing just $35 (not including its power supply and SD card), the Raspberry Pi can handle spread sheets and word processing, and it was well suited for the Building Monitor program.With some basic sensors, a building owner could install a monitoring system for less than $1,000, Waterman said, far less than what a commercially available system would cost.Email and text notifications can be added to alert building managers when indoor temperatures fall and threaten to freeze pipes.The Raspberry Pi uses Python computer language. Detailed information about the software is available at the AHFC website. Software developed by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation allows building owners and managers to track everything from real-time energy use to indoor temperatures and water consumption, and the system is being offered to anyone for free.AHFC Building Monitoring is an application originally developed to find ways to reduce energy use and improve building maintenance, the agency’s website says. And because it was created with public funds, its developers decided to offer it for free to anyone who wants it.Software is available in two versions, “mini-monitor” for small buildings, such as a small multifamily, and “bmon” for larger facilities, according to Scott Waterman, the AHFC’s energy project manager. The two applications use different hardware, but the display software is the same.It’s not a plug-and-play system that’s complete when you install it, Waterman explained, but an interface that’s configured to meet the particular needs of a building owner. It would take a person who’s “somewhat geeky” to configure the system by himself, but not necessarily a computer programmer.It can be used to monitor just about any condition — air or water temperature, soil temperature, water levels, fuel flow, and motion-sensors — and it will accept inputs from online data sources, such as a local weather station.“If you can put in a sensor, it can be plugged into the system,” Waterman said by telephone.Although primarily designed for buildings bigger than single-family homes, Building Monitor is completely at home in a small building, providing the homeowner doesn’t mind tinkering with downloading and configuring its inputs. “It’s a little less practical when you get down to single-family homes,” Waterman said.