Future Drought Fund: Tenders Open

first_imgFuture Drought Fund: Tenders Open The Hon David Littleproud MPMinister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency ManagementTenders are now open to develop a Future Drought Fund Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Investment Plan.Applications are open until 7 January 2021 on Austender.The plan is expected to be delivered by 30 June 2021.The Australian Government is encouraging applications from suppliers or consortia to develop a national Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Investment Plan.Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the investment plan will identify short and long-term research and adoption priorities for Australia.“The investment plan will help ensure the activities of regionally-focused adoption and innovation hubs are informed by national priorities,” Minister Littleproud said.“The plan will be a key pillar in shaping our drought resilience research and adoption program under the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund and has the potential to influence broader innovation and investment beyond the Fund.“Applicants will be assessed on their national network capability and expertise in understanding the social, environmental and economic issues of drought resilience.”Interested organisations have until 7 January 2021 to apply.Details of this tender are available at Australian Government’s Austender websiteFast Facts:The development of a Future Drought Fund National Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Investment Plan is a component of the Research and Adoption program, and includes the establishment of Adoption and Innovation Hubs and Innovation Grants.The $86 million Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Program is a four-year national program. It is one of eight programs under the Future Drought Fund.The objective of the Program is to invest in collaborative research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation (RDEA&C) activities aimed at helping primary producers and rural and regional communities to become more prepared for, and resilient to, future droughts. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, drought, Emergency, Fast Facts, future, Government, innovation, Investment, Minister, research, resilience, websitelast_img read more

Climate Change Story Grants

first_img Fourth Human Rights Youth Challenge August 4, 2015 Published by miro Tweet Share 0 ← The Forbes Under 30 $1 Million Change the World Competition Reddit Pocket Deadline: 15 August 2015Open to: journalists, freelancers and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on climate change and other environmental issuesGrant: grants ranging from $500 to $2,500DescriptionInternews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is commissioning a series of stories that capture the effects of climate change on increasingly vulnerable populations around the world, looking to highlight what is at stake for those most directly impacted by the consequences of our changing planet. These stories will be published ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in December of this year. With COP 21 quickly approaching, EJN is looking to identify and bring global attention to the increased struggle of the world’s most vulnerable communities against climate change indicators. Stories selected for these grants will take a multimedia approach to explore people facing difficult or unique challenges as a result of the changing climate. Potential grantees should give serious consideration to the medium(s) being used to tell the story (i.e. video, photos, interactive online platforms, and/or text) and how their proposal can raise awareness and inform global audiences. All story ideas are welcome, but EJN is especially interested in proposals that address the following topics: gender, health, poverty, youth, indigenous peoples, and extreme weather.EligibilityJournalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on climate change and other environmental issues are welcomed to apply. Freelancers and staff from all types of media outlets – both large and small – are encouraged to submit applications.GrantEJN is offering grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 depending on the proposal and method of coverage, with some flexibility for in-depth stories using innovative approaches to storytelling. Applicants should provide a detailed budget with justification for the amount requested.How to apply?The deadline for applications is 15 August 2015. To apply please log in HERE.For more information please visit the official website. LinkedIn 0center_img Climate Change Story Grants PhD Research Fellow in Sociology at Univ. of Oslo → +1 Similar Stories Climate Change PIX – 2021 Photo Competition Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Applications for 10th Anniversary Edition of the UN Global Climate Action Awards Now Openlast_img read more

Vegetable recall affecting dozens of products due to listeria concerns

first_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleSouth Bend woman dies in Michigan crashNext articleFees reduced, eliminated for medical marijuana users Tommie Lee IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp (photo/Mann’s) More than 100 vegetable products have been recalled over concerns of contamination that could lead to listeria.The brands covered by the recall include Mann’s and Del Monte, and have sell-by dates of October 11 to November 16.The vegetables range from packaged trays to frozen bags. No illnesses have been reported.You can find more information by clicking here, including UPC codes and pictures of a number of the products affected by the recall. By Tommie Lee – November 5, 2019 0 358 Pinterest Facebook Google+ Vegetable recall affecting dozens of products due to listeria concerns Facebooklast_img read more

Visitors marvel at South Africa’s natural wonder

first_imgA cable car trip to the top of TableMountain is always a treat. The mountain’s dassies, or rock hyraxes,are so used to visitors that they posecalmly for photos.(Images: Lorraine Kearney)MEDIA CONTACTS • Lebo MashigoMeropa Communications+27 11 506 7321 or +27 74 474 9972RELATED ARTICLES• Investors prefer Cape Town• Doing business in SA• SA to lead in Islamic finance• Cape Town’s transport system lauded• Africa’s greenest hotel for Cape TownLorraine KearneyThe Mother City and her mountain worked their magic on a group of foreign journalists from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who were on a flying visit to South Africa.They were here as guests of Brand South Africa, the agency responsible for marketing the country abroad, on a fact-finding mission and to build relationships between the two regions.Fresh from an interesting and informative few days in Johannesburg and keen to sample the famed delights of the Cape, they had just two days in the city to network, gather information and, of course, fit in some sightseeing.On day one, Tuesday 13 March, the weather in the morning was glorious – sunny blue skies, a light breeze and temperatures that Capetonians consider on the hot side – at least hot enough to hit the beach and dive into the cold ocean.Calling the Gulf states your home, though, means that 33 or so degrees is “comfortable”, in the words of Bahaa Alawam, a Syrian journalist working out of the Gulf.He was joined by Mahmood Saberi of Gulf News, a Dubai publication; Peter Smith of Dubai Gulf Business; Hala Saqqa, a senior account executive at Hill and Knowlton Strategies in Dubai; and Roger Romanos, a senior editor at the Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group.The plan was to spend the morning at presentations indoors, with the Department of Trade and Industry.On the agenda were South Africa’s industrial policy, priority industry sectors and Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) exports and agri-processing businesses that export to the UAE/GCC, namely Western Cape fruit and juice exporters, beef and fishing, fruit and vegetables, processed foods, and franchising.The next item on the itinerary was a trip on the cableway up Table Mountain. Cape Town’s weather, however, is nothing if not fickle. By noon the wind had picked up and by 1pm the clouds were cascading over the southern side of the mountain.Closed on account of the weatherBy 2pm the cableway was closed for the day as the wind howled and clouds poured over the mountain and down the gorges. On the upside, the group did get to see her dressed in her famous tablecloth.Instead of the planned trip energetic tour guide, Irwin Horsban of Kaylin Tours, packed the group back into the bus and took them on a memorable drive down Kloof Nek and into Camps Bay, on the western side of the Cape peninsule .A stop for lunch and refreshments on the beachfront was a real treat, said Saberi. Romanos, who is originally from Lebanon but has been working in Saudi Arabia for six years, agreed. “What a fantastic place,” he gushed. “It was beautiful, spectacular.”On the way back to the hotel the ever-affable Horsban took the group on a detour through the Bo-Kaap, with colourful houses and history, followed by a splendid seafood dinner at the popular V&A Waterfront that was variously described as “good”, “delicious” and “expensive”.Wednesday – and Mother Nature came out to play, offering a glorious day without a breath of wind. Again, the morning was taken up with presentations and information-sharing, this time at the Oil and Gas Expo.The historic Robben Island was on the agenda for the afternoon, but everyone opted for the mountain instead. Walking on one of the new seven wonders of nature trumped heritage.On the mountainThe cableway was open, and cars were parked for several kilometres down the winding mountain road. But with tickets pre-booked online and a taxi ride to the cableway station there was little delay before the group was ushered into the large and airy cable car.The car takes 65 people at a time, which can be a bit of a squash. There is no need to hog the windows though, as the floor rotates during the ascent, giving each passenger a 360° view.Romanos spoke about investments. His company organises conferences between businesses, and he believes there is much scope for the two regions to work together. “Arab businesses are looking for opportunity,” he said.When the group stepped out at the top the views took their breath away and they spent a good two hours wandering around, taking pictures and marvelling at the cute dassies, or rock hyraxes – these little animals are closely related to the elephant.“I am half-way between happy and depressed,” said Saqqa, “happy to be here, but depressed that soon I have to return to civilisation.”Her sentiments were shared by the other members of the group. Smith said: “I see Johannesburg is for business, but Cape Town is more for pleasure.”There was time for some cold refreshments before a walk on the white sands of Camp’s Bay beach and dinner at a traditional restaurant in the city bowl.“We are sad to go, but have enjoyed our time here,” said Alawam.last_img read more

Google+ Takes Hangouts “Beyond The Status Update” With New Features

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market You can see more examples of the new features in action on the Google blog. Tags:#Google#web jon mitchell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google just announced a range of updates to Google+ video hangouts, declaring its intention to move social networking “beyond the status update.” Any conversation on Google+ can now “go live,” with a “Hangout” button underneath every post. Clicking ‘Hangout’ starts a video chat with everyone involved in the thread. This feature will work through Google+ Messenger in upcoming versions of the native Android and iPhone apps.The On Air hangouts that have allowed public figures like the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu to broadcast live to the world are becoming available to more celebrities and G+ users with large followings, and it’s becoming a self-service feature, instead of one managed by Google. It’s also being integrated into YouTube, so a recorded version gets uploaded to the broadcaster’s YouTube account. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The right sidebar of Google+ will now display up to three live hangouts users can join, and invitations to hangouts will now trigger push notifications on mobile devices. Earlier this month, Google added free phone conferencing to hangouts, extending the reach of the live chat to anyone with a phone. Calls in the U.S. and Canada are free, and international rates are reasonable.last_img read more

Borussia Dortmund confirm Favre appointment

first_imgBorussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund appoint Favre as new manager Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 17:06 5/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lucien Favre Nice Ligue 1 2017 AFP Contributor Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga The 60-year-old moves to the German giants from Nice following the departure of Peter Stoger from Signal Iduna Park Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the appointment of Lucien Favre as the club’s new manager.Favre left Ligue 1 outfit Nice earlier this week, and it has now been confirmed that he has signed a two-year contract at Signal Iduna Park.The 60-year-old led Nice to a fantastic third-placed finish in 2016-17, though they failed to qualify for the Europa League this time around, with a 3-2 defeat to Lyon at the weekend confirming an eighth-placed finish. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Dortmund, meanwhile, ended the season in fourth, subsequently sneaking into the Champions League qualification spots.However, manager Peter Stoger announced his departure from the club following their 3-1 defeat at Hoffenheim on the final day of the Bundesliga season, and ex-Borussia Monchengladbach boss Favre has quickly been installed as his successor.Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc hopes his experience in the Bundesliga will serve the club well next season.”Signing Lucien Favre as coach is an important part of our fresh sporting start this summer,” he said. “He is highly valued by us for his professional qualities, which he has impressively shown several times in the Bundesliga with Hertha and Monchengladbach, just like at Nice.”Peter Bosz was relieved of his own duties in December, with Dortmund enduring something of a turbulent season.Indeed, the club finished the season a mammoth 29 points behind champions Bayern Munich, and eight behind second-placed local rivals Schalke. They finished fourth by virtue of goal difference, having ended the campaign level on points with both third-placed Hoffenheim and fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.last_img read more