Deadline extended for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012 The deadline for nominations for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012 has now been extended from 9 September until 16 October. This is to enable more time for nominations “relating to groups involved in supporting the successful delivery of the Games and promoting the sporting, cultural and social legacy”.The Award, which is overseen by the Cabinet Office on behalf of Buckingham Palace, was announced in February 2012. It is designed to commemorate Her Majesty’s 60-year reign. It is a special, one-off category of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which was established in 2002 as part of the UK honours system. Also, the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recognises the work of grassroots organisations at a local level, whereas the Diamond Jubilee category recognises groups that operate nationwide.www.direct.gov.uk/qavs Howard Lake | 7 September 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Volunteering 43 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more
× Every year at the Bayonne Housing Authority Summer Camp, the staff holds a basketball skills competition in which a boy and girl from each group enter to win a gift certificate to their local pizzeria. This year staff member Christy Smith ran the competition in which six campers ultimately had the best times in their groups. Pictured from left to right: Anaya Porter, Nasir Stephens, Christy Smith, Mehrial Ghattas, Matthew Acosta, Francisco Arteaga, and Imani Jackson.
Environmental groups are expressing opposition to yet another controversial pipeline proposal.The path of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline would begin about 90 miles west of wheeling West Virginia and culminate roughly 30 minutes north of Danville, Virginia.Along the way, the high-pressure pipeline would cross paths with the Appalachian Trail after clearing a 125-foot corridor through 3.4 miles of designated “roadless area” in West Virginia’s Jefferson National Forest.According to the Wilderness Society, the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would run underground and measure 42 inches in diameter, could set a troubling precedent for the construction of infrastructure on National Forest land while threatening wildlife habitat, recreational lands and the health of local Appalachia communities. If the project were to be realized views from iconic vistas like McAfee’s Knob and Angels Rest could be irrevocably altered.“Undermining the Forest Service Roadless Area Conservation Rule sets a dangerous pattern for the nearly 58.5 million acres of wildlands protected from road construction, mining and timber harvesting,” the Wilderness Society wrote in an editorial published on December 15. “This crucial conservation policy protects treasured backcountry land, but powerful logging and energy industries constantly seek to weaken the rule.”The Wilderness Society also contends that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) failed to take into account the geologically unstable nature of the land that the pipeline would be built on, thereby increasing risk of erosion, landslides and gas leaks.The FERC will be seeking public comment regarding the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline Project through December 22. Make your voice heard here. read more