There are different ways of giving in community philanthropy, was one of the discussions held at the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in Johannesburg.Delegates from across the world attended the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, held in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 December 2016. Discussions included ways to mobilise people and to get donors to participate in grantmaking. There was also speed networking. (Image: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanFinancial capital was not the only means of philanthropy, former US ambassador to South Africa James Joseph said at the opening of the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, where he was the main speaker.More than 350 delegates from across the world attended the two-day summit, which was held at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg. Of them, 11% lived in Johannesburg, 48% travelled more than 16 hours to be at the event, and 20% travelled between eight to 16 hours.The summit, which took place on 1 and 2 December 2016, was the first of its kind. Its aim was for delegates to discuss how local giving could shift power to communities and local institutions. The summit was organised by the Global Fund for Community Foundations.The theme was #ShiftThePower.Gerry Salole (far right), chair of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, moderates the discussion on “#ShiftThePower, and what needs to change?” at the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, held in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 December 2016. The panellists are James Joseph (far left), former US ambassador to South Africa; Hilary Pennington of the Ford Foundation; and Sibongile Mkhabela, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund CEO. (Images: Melissa Javan)Different ways of givingJames was also a panellist. He spoke about the different ways of giving to communities as a philanthropist. “You can provide intellectual capital. Giving people the information they need – that is a powerful thing.“Let’s not only depend on financial capital,” he said. “Think of how you can influence those networks.”James challenged philanthropic leaders to take risks, to not be afraid to stand for something. “Act wisely and boldly, without fear. Managers impose order, leaders take risks.“Think big, respond boldly to great issues facing our communities.”While charity was good, he said, justice was better. “When you provide help, you provide hope.”To make more of a community, James added, use your social capital. “Respect for the different is the first thing to find common ground. Fear of the different is fear of the future.”Keep up with your visionSibongile Mkhabela, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, advised communities to defend their right to be themselves. “Keep up with your own vision, your own truth. Don’t let anyone define you.”She also pointed out that many people who worked on the ground were expected to get little or no payment for what they did. It was unfair that those who managed the grant funding, on the other hand, earned a lot of money and discussed issues at hotels.Hilary Pennington, the vice-president of education, creativity, and free expression at the Ford Foundation, said initiatives created by young people, such as #BlackLivesMatter, showed the compassion and community of this generation.The American foundation is a global philanthropic organisation.“We must interpret the environment,” said Pennington, adding that networks were important.Grantmakers had a lot in common, Pennington said: “We have to show how our collective work is making people’s lives better.“We have to be smart, strategic and stay connected.”The participantsGail Jacobs of the West Coast Community Foundation and Mamo Mohapi of the CS Mott Foundation are two South African delegates at the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, held in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 December 2016.People such Gail Jacobs of the West Coast Community Foundation in South Africa and Antonia Autuori of the organisation Fondazoine della Comunita Salernitana in Italy shared similarities in projects to which they gave grant funding.For example, each one of their projects concerned helping people with physical disabilities.Jacobs’ foundation supported a youth group in Eendekuil on the West Coast. The group, comprising more than 10 people, raised funds to help the needs of their community. “The youth identified three physically disabled individuals in their community. They communicated with these people, as well as their community and decided that they would build appropriate ramps outside their houses.“This is to give the people with physical disabilities easier access and mobility.”The youth were busy building the ramps during the week of the summit. “It took them two years to raise funds for this project,” said Jacobs. “They sold goodies for example at rugby matches.”Antonia Autuori from Italy says she is keen to hear how others run their community philanthropy projects, at the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, held in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 December 2016.Autuori said that they had identified 18 people with disabilities in Salerno, in southern Italy. “We funded this project to renovate a building for the 18 people. On 10 December we plan to open the building for them to live there.”Her organisation also planned to hold workshops for these beneficiaries. “They will make small, hand-crafted things and do things such as grow olives.”Delegates also split into in smaller groups to discuss various topics, such as “Resources: are we addicted to scale?” and “Participation and mobilising people: models of participating grantmaking”.More about the conferenceJenny Hodgson, the executive director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, said the summit brought together hundreds of people from 60 countries. “Community philanthropy taps into the drive of local people to help each other, a naturally occurring asset found in societies and cultures.“In some countries, the wealthy individuals are establishing their own foundations and, in others, a growing middle class has its own disposable income, and an increasing appetite for giving to social causes.”She added that community philanthropy organisations – such as community foundations, women’s funds, environmental funds, social justice funds – raised and gave local money and other assets. “In doing so, they involve local people in development processes and decisions in new ways, making them ‘co-investors’ rather than passive ‘beneficiaries.’”Why do we call people beneficiaries. If we are serious about #ShiftThePower then all are donors. It isn’t just about money. All contribute.— Marcia Anne Dwonczyk (@creativma) December 1, 2016Hodgson said that over the past 10 years the Global Fund had aimed to grow a network of people who wanted to give. “The characteristics (of the givers) we’ve seen all over the world are assets, capacities and trust. These three things connect them.”Because this was an empathetic sector, relationships were important, she said. “It’s not enough to be a grantmaker. The quality in the way we do our work is critical. Institutions matter.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Both the Gin Kings and the Beermen will actually tie the Hotshots at 9-2, but Star lost to both squads in the elimination round and will end up having the inferior quotient in the tiebreaker.And Ginebra coach Tim Cone is making it no secret that they’re going to go for it—and that they’re not about to give the Hotshots a free ride.“Needless to say, we really want that top seed,” Cone said. “[But] that doesn’t mean that just because we want it, we’re going to get it. You’re never given anything in our league. You have to earn it, and we’ll have to earn it with our execution and hard work.“Nothing comes easy in the PBA,” he said.Finishing 1-2 will do a lot of good, as it could mean an extended rest while they await their quarterfinal foes.ADVERTISEMENT And in a playoff format this long, that will come in handy.GlobalPort is playing a lot better with its retooled lineup and a new import in Justin Harper, and coach Franz Pumaren knows how critical this outing is in the Batang Pier’s own drive to make the playoffs.An upset would give GlobalPort No. 6 seeding and put them in a best-of-three series against No. 3, while a loss would see the Batang Pier clashing with Phoenix Petroleum in a KO match for No. 8 for the right to play the No. 1 team, which it will then need to beat two straight times to advance.A GlobalPort victory would also make defending champion Rain or Shine the seventh seed.“For us to compete, we need to play our best game. Collective effort will be the key to our success,” Pumaren said.Victories by Ginebra and San Miguel would not only make Star No. 3 but it would also make Alaska the No. 7 seed—and San Miguel’s quarterfinal foe.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alberto eyes repeat Superbikes win LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The script couldn’t have been written better than this one.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds The top two places in the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup will be decided when the final horn of the elimination round sounds on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao as sister teams San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra and idle Star hog the limelight.A critical twinbill pitting the Beermen against GlobalPort and the Gin Kings versus Mahindra will be played, with the Hotshots’ twice-to-beat fortunes hanging by a thread even though the last day of classification starts with Star on top of the heap.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Miguel battles the Batang Pier in the 4:15 p.m. contest and Ginebra slugs it out with the Floodbuster with the finalists in the Philippine Cup bagging the quarterfinal bonus with victories while relegating the Hotshots into a much tougher best-of-three series as No. 3.Ginebra will emerge as the No. 1 team with a win, while San Miguel will nab second seeding with a victory of its own. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast
Sports minister Ajay Maken has called Sajib Kumar Nandi, a junior scientific officer with the Sports Authority of India (SAI), for a meeting on Thursday, a day after the latter was allegedly assaulted by the security staff at the National Institute of Sports (NIS), Patiala.Ajay MakenThe security personnel at the NIS, Patiala, allegedly assaulted Nandi, who is credited for blowing the whistle on the systemic doping of athletes.He said he was manhandled when he attempted to enter the sports complex to meet Justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal, who is probing the issues related to the positive dope cases of eight Indian athletes.He said that the security personnel prevented him from entering the premises. The security personnel told him that senior SAI officials had directed them not to let Nandi enter the premises.Nandi claims that he has evidence which could help Mudgal in his investigation but the NIS; Patiala staff denied him a meeting with the former chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.”At around 3 pm today, I tried to go inside the campus to seek an appointment with Mukul Mudgal. I had a presentation to make before him which can help him in his investigation into the doping scandal in Indian athletics,” Nandi said.”I was pushed and one security guard held my hand. They said that they had orders against my entry into the NIS premises. I asked them to show me the orders after which they assaulted me,” he alleged.However, Maken has called him for a meeting on Thursday and the sports minister will look into the evidence that Nandi claims to have.advertisementNandi blew the lid off SAI’s role in facilitating doping at its various centres across the country and claimed that organised doping was taking place over there in which SAI officials, federations and coaches were also involved.Nandi has neither been suspended nor dismissed but since 2005, he is not on the payroll of the SAI and stays out of the premises of NIS Patiala, where he was appointed in 1990.Sonia’s ‘B’ Sample PositiveMeanwhile, shot putter Sonia’s ‘B’ sample has also returned positive and she now faces a two- year ban.Sonia tested positive for the anabolic steroid methandienone.The chairman of the anti-doping disciplinary panel will now fix a date for her hearing where she will put forth her defence.Long jumper Hari Krishan Muralidharan’s ‘B’ sample report is expected to be out on Thursday.
The 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships 18’s Boys and 18’s Girls grand finals will be all Queensland affairs. In the 18’s Girls division, Queensland Secondary Schools Touch will meet the Brisbane City Cobras after defeating New South Wales Touch Association Development and New South Wales Combined High Schools respectively. In the 18’s Boys division, Queensland Secondary Schools Touch will play the Central Queensland Bulls in the grand final following their wins against the South Queensland Sharks and New South Wales Combined High Schools respectively. The last permit to make it to and win a National Youth Championships grand final was the Sydney Mets in 2007, when they defeated QSST 4-1. The 18’s Girls grand final between QSST and Brisbane City Cobras will be played at 3.20pm. You can watch it live here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xpZR0AAdqQ The 18’s Girls grand final between QSST and the Central Queensland Bulls will be played at 4.20pm. You can watch it live here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E526rSdTM2M Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausDownload ‘Team App’ and search for ‘National Youth Championships’ to keep up-to-date with all of the latest National Youth Championships related information.Related LinksNYC Final
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool ace Salah escapes diving ban; free to face Arsenalby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Mohamed Salah will be free to face Arsenal on Saturday.The FA have reportedly decided against charging Salah with retrospective action following an incident during Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Newcastle United.Referee Graham Scott awarded Liverpool a penalty two minutes into the second half after he deemed Paul Dummett to have pulled back Salah.Replays showed Salah going down with minimal contact, but Sky Sports say the FA have deemed to action not to have reached the threshold “attempting to deceive the referee”, which means the Egyptian will avoid any punishment.Salah converted the penalty to put Liverpool up 2-0 after Dejan Lovren’s early opener.
Inter Milan coach Spalletti hails Ranocchia commitmentby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti paid tribute to Andrea Ranocchia after their Coppa Italia victory over Benevento.After the game, Ranocchia wrote about his feelings on social media.“Whether it’s a minute, a half, one game or 10, it is always wonderful to play for this team and with these lads! Forza Inter.”In response, Spalletti paraphrased John F Kennedy with a statement that could be seen as a sideswipe at Icardi.“This is the message of someone who asks constantly what he can do for Inter, not what Inter can do for him.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
SAN ANTONIO, TX – MARCH 31: A view of the official NCAA Wilson Basketball during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinal between the Michigan Wolverines and the Loyola Ramblers at the Alamodome on March 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Loyola Ramblers 69-57. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Arizona’s a riser in this week’s poll.With the college football season over, it’s time to start paying more attention to college basketball. That means looking at the projected NCAA Tournament brackets and the two major polls every week. Earlier Monday, the USA Today Sports men’s basketball coaches’ poll was released. It featured a couple changes in the top 10, but the top teams mostly remained in the same spots. And, now, the AP Poll has been released. Here it is: 1. Kentucky – 17-0 2. Virginia – 17-0 3. Gonzaga – 18-1 4. Villanova – 17-1 5. Duke – 15-2 6. Wisconsin – 16-2 7. Arizona – 16-2 8. Notre Dame – 17-2 9. Iowa St. – 13-3 10. Louisville – 15-3 11. Kansas – 14-3 12. Utah – 14-3 13. Maryland – 17-2 14. Wichita St. – 16-2 15. North Carolina – 14-4 16. VCU – 15-3 17. Texas – 13-4 18. West Virginia – 15-3 19. Oklahoma – 12-5 20. N. Iowa – 16-2 21. Baylor – 13-4 22. Dayton – 15-2 23. Indiana – 14-424. Seton Hall – 13-4 25. Iowa – 13-5
Signs capture the feelings of people of Kanesatake. (Robbie Purdon/APTN) Lindsay RichardsonAPTN NewsKanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon has a message about a second Oka crisis: It’s simply not going to happen.In an open letter dated July 29, Simon clarified half-truths, community complaints, and general murmuring about a possible repeat of the historic 1990 conflict.Simon says his people are not heading towards a second Oka crisis despite ongoing tensions between his community and the neighbouring municipality of Oka.“The Mohawks of Kanesatake have no intention whatsoever to live such a crisis again,” Simon wrote in the letter. “We are not for war. We strive for peace and harmonious cohabitation.“I want to be clear: as far as I am concerned,” he added, “there is no ‘Oka Crisis 2.0’ coming our way.”Current disputeIn the letter, Simon says the current dispute over a developer’s intention to donate a parcel of land to the Federal government as an “ecological gift” – with possibility of transfer back to the Mohawks of Kanesatake – will not become a violent conflict.But he does concede there are shortcomings – or “neglect” – on behalf of the governments recently called to intervene in and mediate the dispute.“The governments need to fix the mistakes of the past and take agreements to correct the long history of Canadian colonialism and healing the wounds that it caused,” Simon said.But he says that still doesn’t excuse what he calls “inflammatory and racist” language from the mayor of Oka, Pascal Quevillion, who told reporters last Friday he does not intend to apologize for public statements made about Kanesatake.Quevillion suggested the land transfer will decrease Oka’s property values, encourage the construction of illegal cigarette and pot shops, and disparaged Kanesatake as a place of illegal dumping and contaminated water.Quevillon also raised concerns that the land donation would lead to his community being surrounded by Kanesatake.Lack of knowledgeSimon said the mayor’s words are an example of the widespread lack of knowledge that exists about Indigenous history, realities and rights.He called on Quevillion to stop using “colonialist language” and embrace a peaceful solution.“The events of 1990 were particularly traumatizing and have left deep wounds,” Simon wrote.“Rather than opening up those wounds, the mayor should turn to the future and understand that the interest of the community is in social peace, not confrontation.” With files from The Canadian Press. [email protected]@sentimtl
Federal disability law requires movie theatres to provide specialized interpreters to patrons who are deaf and blind, an appeals court said Friday.The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Cinemark, the nation’s third-largest movie chain, in a case involving a Pennsylvania man who wanted to see the 2014 movie “Gone Girl” and asked a Cinemark theatre in Pittsburgh to supply a “tactile interpreter.” The theatre denied his request.The plaintiff, Paul McGann, is a movie enthusiast who reads American Sign Language through touch. He uses a method of tactile interpretation that involves placing his hands over the hands of an interpreter who uses sign language to describe the movie’s action, dialogue and even the audience response.The federal appeals court concluded Friday that tactile interpreters are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that public accommodations furnish “auxiliary aids and services” to patrons with vision, hearing and speech disabilities.“It would be impossible for a deaf-blind person to experience the movie and understand the content without the provision of tactile interpretation,” said Carol A. Horowitz, managing attorney of Disability Rights Pennsylvania, which filed suit on McGann’s behalf.The ruling said Cinemark still can argue that providing the interpreters would present an “undue burden,” an exception to the disability law that takes into account the cost of the accommodation and the business’s ability to pay for it. It sent the case back to a federal judge to consider that argument.Because of the intensive nature of the work, McGann requires the services of two interpreters. The interpreters cost a few hundred dollars per showing.Cinemark earned $257 million in 2016. The movie chain also has said that before McGann, it had never before received a request for tactile interpretation.A spokesperson for the Plano, Texas-based chain said Cinemark is evaluating its legal options.The U.S. Department of Justice filed documents in support of McGann.
TORONTO – The company that administer Ontario’s home warranty program says buyers of new homes will soon have greater deposit protection with a new policy and regulation expected to come into force next year.Tarion Warranty Corp. is proposing to increase deposit protection for houses from the current $40,000 to 10 per cent of the purchase price, from a minimum of $60,000 to a maximum of $100,000.This means that houses with a purchase price below $600,000 will have up to $60,000 in coverage.Deposits are typically around five per cent of the selling price of a home, although they can range higher in hot real estate markets.The changes will bring the amount covered into better alignment with the province’s home prices.According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, the average selling price in the Greater Toronto Area in September was $775,546.Tarion says deposits for condominium dwelling units are not part of the proposed changes because condominium dwelling units already enjoy significant protection.The company says the new deposit protection coverage is expected to be in place in January 2018.The proposed policy and draft regulation, which will be considered on Dec. 14, is posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry for 45 days.The proposed changes stem from a provincial omnibus bill that legislated reforms in Tarion’s structure and mandate, including separating the provider of Ontario’s warranty program for new homes from the body regulating new home builders.