Changes to Lottery funding in 2005

first_imgAwards for All will continue across the UK in 2005-2006. Sir Clive Booth, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, said: “The Fund anticipates high numbers of applications to the VCS Funding Programmes before our deadlines and strong competition for funds. Applicants may therefore want to wait for the opening of our new programmes later in 2005.”The Big Lottery Fund’s first new programme, the Young People’s Fund, is currently being rolled out in England and is open for applications from organisations. The Fund also expects to launch a range of new programmes from early summer to late 2005. These will include new international and research grants programmes UK-wide. Of this new funding, 60-70% will go to the voluntary and community sector and 30-40% to the public sector “and others”, according to the Fund.In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the timetables for phasing out the Medium and Large Grants Programmes will be published shortly. Changes to Lottery funding in 2005 The Big Lottery Fund is to make changes to its operational funding processes throughout 2005. The Big Lottery Fund has announced that applications for the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Funding Programmes, previously run by the Community Fund, will be wound down during 2005. This includes the Medium and Large Grants Programmes in England, and the UK-wide Strategic Grants Programme, including international and research. The deadline for applications to be submitted to these programmes is 31 May 2005 and the Fund will be awarding and announcing grants up to November 2005.Programmes previously operated by the New Opportunities Fund (NOF) will be phased out in line with previously published timetables. Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 January 2005 | Newslast_img read more

Memorial Church search committee

first_imgPresident Drew Faust has announced the appointment of a search advisory committee for the next minister of the Memorial Church. “This is an important moment of transition for the church,” said Faust.  “I am committed to finding a minister who will lead a vibrant congregation and carry on the church’s rich tradition of preaching and pastoral work, while also engaging in a robust way the diverse religious communities across Harvard.”The committee includes faculty with relevant expertise, students, and others actively involved in the Memorial Church community and/or religious life on campus more broadly. An initial meeting will be held this month so that the committee can begin to educate itself on the questions at hand. Work will continue over the summer, and the committee will reconvene in the early fall.Faust invites input on the qualities we should seek in the next minister of the Memorial Church, and recommendations of individuals to consider. Please submit comments, suggestions, or other correspondence to [email protected] for the Memorial Church search advisory committee includes:Drew Faust (chair)President, Harvard UniversityAli AsaniProfessor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and SciencesRev. Sarah DrummondAffiliated Minister in the Memorial ChurchDean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Andover Newton Theological SchoolDiana EckProfessor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and SciencesFredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Member, Faculty of Divinity, Harvard UniversityMarla FrederickProfessor of African and African American Studies and of Religion, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and SciencesRabbi Benjamin GreenbergOrthodox Rabbi of Harvard HillelJewish Chaplain of Harvard UniversityDavid HemptonThe Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School Rev. Victor KazanjianDean of Intercultural Education & Religious and Spiritual Life, Wellesley CollegeChair, Harvard Board of MinistryCo-director, Peace and Justice Studies, Wellesley CollegeThomas Forrest KellyMorton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and SciencesJames LawsonPartner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP, BostonM.Div., Harvard Divinity School, ’72Memorial Church CongregationJustin Mathew ’14Student, Harvard CollegeAnnie Morgan ’13Student, Harvard CollegeJackie O’NeillHarvard University MarshalStephanie PaulsellAmory Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity SchoolRobert ShapiroMember, Board of Overseers, Harvard UniversityPartner, Ropes & Gray LLP, BostonMember, Visiting Committee to the Memorial ChurchJudith SizerSenior Vice President and General Counsel, Brandeis UniversityMemorial Church CongregationRev. Daniel SmithAffiliated Minister in the Memorial ChurchLecturer on Ministry, Harvard Divinity SchoolSenior Minister, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCCClayton SpencerVice President for PolicyA.M., Theology, Oxford University, ’79A.M., Study of Religion, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, ’82Jonathan WaltonAssistant Professor of African American Religions, Harvard Divinity SchoolStaffNina CollinsAssociate Dean and Senior Adviser to the Dean, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and SciencesM.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, ’00 Liam SchwartzSenior Project Analyst, Institutional Research, Harvard UniversityPh.D., Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, ’07last_img read more

Governor Wolf, Senator Casey Warn PA Could Lose Billions from GOP Repeal Plans

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter In 2025, the annual loss of federal Medicaid funds will be the following:$5.4 billion if DHS experiences a high-cost growth rate in Medicaid$4.0 billion if DHS experiences an average-cost growth rate in Medicaid$2.8 billion if DHS experiences a low-cost growth rate in Medicaid Impact of Senate BillStarting in 2020, the annual loss of federal Medicaid funds will be the following:$850 million if DHS experiences a high-cost growth rate in Medicaid$411 million if DHS experiences an average-cost growth rate in MedicaidNo impact if DHS experiences a low-cost growth rate in Medicaid In 2025, the annual loss of federal Medicaid funds will be the following:$5.9 billion if DHS experiences a high-cost growth rate in Medicaid$4.5 billion if DHS experiences an average-cost growth rate in Medicaid$2.7 billion if DHS experiences a low-cost growth rate in Medicaid In 2030, the annual loss of federal Medicaid funds will be the following:$9.3 billion if DHS experiences a high-cost growth rate in Medicaid$6.3 billion if DHS experiences an average-cost growth rate in Medicaid$3.6 billion if DHS experiences a low-cost growth rate in Medicaid Healthcare,  Human Services,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey today warned that Pennsylvania could lose as much as $12.7 billion annually in federal funding by 2030 depending on the implementation of changes to the Affordable Care Act.The Wolf Administration’s Department of Human Services (DHS) released an analysis that by 2030, Pennsylvania will see a $3.6 billion to $9.2 billion annual loss in federal funds under the House proposal and a $5.5 billion to $12.7 billion annual loss in federal funds under the Senate bill.“This comprehensive analysis by DHS confirms that the Washington Republicans continue to ignore the concerns of Pennsylvania families and ideas proposed by bipartisan governors,” Governor Wolf said. “The losses in federal funds to protect health care benefits for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable are unacceptable and insurmountable. The federal government is once again ignoring seniors, people with disabilities and families most in need. By 2030, it is impossible for me to be governor, so I have an obligation to sound the alarm now about what could happen should Washington Republicans continue down this path.”“This report makes clear that the Senate bill is a massive shakedown of Pennsylvania’s taxpayers,” Senator Casey said. “This kind of devastating funding loss for our state will mean less coverage and higher costs for middle class families in Pennsylvania. In order to fund tax giveaways for big corporations, congressional Republicans are scheming to reach into the pocketbook of Pennsylvania families, who will ultimately pay for the loss in funding to the state. It’s obscene and wrong.”Medicaid serves 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, or 22 percent of the commonwealth’s population. This includes nearly 250,000 seniors (65+); 565,000 individuals who receive outpatient mental health services; 215,000 individuals with substance use disorder diagnoses – including 124,000 from the Medicaid expansion population; and 1.2 million Pennsylvania children.The intent of the analysis was to determine the impact of the two proposals on Pennsylvania’s receipt of federal Medicaid funds. Both bills will adversely affect Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable. The proposed funding cuts and caps to Medicaid reimbursement have caused concerns for recipients, including seniors, children, families, and people with disabilities, and are putting states financially at risk.Last week, the Senate released a revised health care bill that did not make any significant changes with respect to Medicaid from the previous bill. The only noticeable change is a provision that allows a state to exceed the per capita amounts for expenditures related to a public health emergency and the potential for some states to get additional funds for community-based programs. As a result, DHS’ concerns remain the same.In 2015, Medicaid paid for over 58,000 births in the commonwealth – nearly 40 percent of Pennsylvania’s total births. Medicaid supports over 30,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism so that they may live in their own communities, and more than 55,000 individuals per month rely on Medicaid to pay for their services in a nursing home.Medicaid provides $143 million to Pennsylvania school districts to deliver support to low-income children with a disability in schools (School-Based Access Program). According to the PA Health Care Cost Containment Council, Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program provides $5 billion in payments to hospitals in the commonwealth. This represents 13 percent of their total revenues.DHS ran three scenarios in terms of the projected growth in Medicaid spending without any federal changes – high-cost growth, average-cost growth, or low-cost growth. The growth rates were based upon DHS’ actuarial projections. These amounts are compared to what is projected to be received under the two legislative proposals.Impact of House bill (AHCA)Starting in 2020, the annual loss of federal Medicaid funds will be the following:$1.5 billion if DHS experiences a high-cost growth rate in Medicaid$1.1 billion if DHS experiences an average-cost growth rate in Medicaid$707 million if DHS experiences a low-cost growth rate in Medicaidcenter_img In 2030, the annual loss of federal Medicaid funds will be the following:$12.7 billion if DHS experiences a high-cost growth rate in Medicaid$9.8 billion if DHS experiences an average-cost growth rate in Medicaid$5.5 billion if DHS experience a low-cost growth rate in Medicaid Governor Wolf, Senator Casey Warn PA Could Lose Billions from GOP Repeal Plans The House bill has a larger impact earlier because of an immediate reduction in the federal match for the Medicaid expansion population, but in the end, the Senate bill has a more significant impact because of the lower inflation rate used for the per-capita amounts. 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15 year old girl missing from Dawson Creek

first_imgKezer is described as Caucasian, 5’4” tall, 130 lbs, with short hair that may be dyed green or blue. She also has two nose piercings and a lip ring.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700.- Advertisement –last_img

Football Fridays according to Proverb

first_img17 March 2010Popular South African rapper and reality show star Proverb dons a personalised football jersey – he’s number 1, naturally! – in support of Bafana Bafana, Football Fridays and South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup™.Only number 1 is good enough for one of South Africa’s top musicians! (Photo: Proverb Music)The popular South African rapper and reality show star took time out from his busy schedule on 12 March to visit a Johannesburg printer, where he got his recently purchased Bafana Bafana jersey customised with his name – and the number 1.Proverb’s Bafana Bafana jersey being personalised by the experts. (Photo: Proverb Music)Football Fridays has been in touch with Proverb’s manager, who has promised more Football Fridays action from the musician. Watch this space!Football Fridays News Desklast_img read more

A guide to South African newspapers

first_imgSouth Africa is well served by a robust and diverse press, with newspapers that range from hefty political reads to edgier urban dailies. Here is a comprehensive look at all the major titles in the country – including their circulation and sales figures.(Image: Wikipedia)*Read more about the history and culture of South African media South Africa’s daily newspapersSouth Africa’s weekly newspapersNote: Circulation refers to number of copies sold, as sourced from the Audit Bureau of Circulations South Africa (ABC), between January to March 2013.Number of readers refers to the actual number of people who read the newspaper, as measured annually by the South African Advertising Research Foundation’s All Media Products Survey (Amps) Newspaper Readership and Trends for 2012.South Africa’s daily newspapersSome daily newspapers publish six to seven days a week, while some have special weekend editions. These are noted below, and not in the weekend newspaper section.Beeld Beeld is an Afrikaans-language daily, printed six days a week and distributed in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. First published in 1974, the paper is owned by Media24.Website: www.beeld.comLanguage: AfrikaansCirculation: 67 700Readers: 441 000Naweek Beeld: 65 645 circulationDie BurgerAfrikaans-language daily Die Burger, first published in 1915, is the biggest daily newspaper in the Western Cape. Published six days a week, it has separate editions for the Eastern and Western Cape. Owned by Media24.Website: www.dieburger.comLanguage: AfrikaansCirculation: 62 237Readers: 497 000Die Burger – Saturday: 78 301 copies; 272 000 readersBusiness Day Business Day is a dedicated business newspaper, reporting on corporate news, black economic empowerment, economic policy, corporate governance and financial markets. It is owned by BDFM, which is controlled by the Times Media Group.Website: EnglishCirculation: 33 690Readers: 59 000Cape ArgusFounded in 1857, the Cape Argus is published in Cape Town by Independent Newspapers. It was relaunched as a tabloid in EnglishCirculation: 33 247Readers: 294 000Weekend Argus (Saturday): 43 114 copies; 155 000 readersWeekend Argus (Sunday): 18 601 copies; 140 000 readersCape Times Independent Newspapers’s Cape Times, a daily published since 1876, is aimed at the middle classes of Cape Town.Website: EnglishCirculation: 35 616Readers: 258 000The Citizen The Citizen is published six days a week and distributed mainly in Gauteng. News, sport, business – and racing. The newspaper is owned by Caxton& EnglishCirculation: 63 854Readers: 451 000The Citizen – Saturday: 37 730 circulationDaily Dispatch The first issue of the East London Daily Dispatch was published in 1898. It was edited by Donald Woods from 1965 until his arrest and banning in 1977 for exposing government responsibility for the death of Steve Biko. Targets readers in the Eastern Cape. Owned by Times Media.Website: EnglishCirculation: 28 879Readers: 238 000Saturday Dispatch: 22 126 copies; 130 000 readersDaily News The Daily News, first published in 1878 as the Natal Mercantile Advertiser, is targeted at the middle market of Durban and the rest of KwaZulu-Natal. Owned by Independent Newspapers.Website: Language: EnglishCirculation: 32 002Readers: 295 000Daily Sun Daily Sun is the largest daily in South Africa. A tabloid aimed at the working class, it offers local news and gossip, focusing on events in ordinary people’s lives. Sunday Sun is the fastest growing newspaper in the country. Both titles are owned by EnglishCirculation: 296 489Readers: 5 554 000Sunday Sun: 169 412 copies; 2 608 000 readersDaily Voice The Daily Voice is aimed at the workers of the Cape Flats (Western Cape). With its motto, “Ons skrik vir niks!”, the newspaper is unashamedly a South African take on UK tabloids such as The Sun. It is published in English and Afrikaans. Owned by Independent Newspapers.Website: noneLanguage: English and AfrikaansReaders: 463 000Circulation: not registered with ABCDiamond Fields Advertiser Established in 1878, Independent Newspapers’ Diamond Fields Advertiser is based in Kimberley and targets the communities of the sparsely populated Northern Cape.Website: noneLanguage: EnglishCirculation: 9 691Readers: 76 000The Herald Founded as the Eastern Province Herald, the Herald is one of South Africa’s oldest newspapers. Its first edition – four pages – came out on May 7 1845 and cost one penny. Owned by Times Media and distributed in the Eastern Cape, with its main base in Port Elizabeth.Website: EnglishCirculation: 23 372Readers: 257 000Isolezwe Isolezwe is a daily isiZulu newspaper, aimed at KwaZulu-Natal’s middle class. It is owned by Independent Newspapers.Website: isiZuluCirculation: 116 186Readers: 943 000Isolezwe ngoMgquibelo (Saturday): 80 792 copies; 487 000 readersIsolezwe ngeSonto (Sunday): 48 000 copies; 668 000 readersThe Mercury The Mercury, published since 1852, is Durban’s morning newspaper. It includes Business Report, a national financial news supplement published by Independent EnglishCirculation: 31 025Readers: 234 000Pretoria News Pretoria News, first published in 1898, is Independent Newspapers’ daily in the capital city. Mainly sold in Gauteng, it is also distributed in Mpumalanga and North EnglishCirculation: 18 775Readers: 141 000Pretoria News Weekend: 11 382 copies; 34 000 readersSon Son is South Africa’s Afrikaans-language sex, sport and scandal tabloid. Distributed daily in the Western and Eastern Cape. Owned by AfrikaansCirculation: 92 213Readers: 1 102 000Son op Sondag: 55 885 copies; 457 000 readersSowetan Sowetan is Daily Sun’s main competition. Aimed at an English-literate black readership. Initially distributed as a weekly free sheet in Soweto, the paper was transformed into a daily in 1981 to fill the void left by the Post, which was deregistered by the apartheid government. Sowetan is owned by Times Media.Website: EnglishCirculation: 98 258Readers: 1 646 000The New AgeSouth Africa’s newest national newspaper was launched in December 2010. It is owned by TNA Media, a company with close ties to the ruling African National Congress (ANC). The paper’s owners and editor, however, have stated that while The New Age reports on the government in a positive manner, it remains objective, and does not act as an ANC or government propaganda tool. Which is not true.Website: EnglishCirculation: Not registered with the ABCReaders: 107 000The StarThe Star is published in Johannesburg and distributed throughout South Africa, with most sales in Gauteng. Launched in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape in 1887 as the Eastern Star, the paper moved to Johannesburg in 1889. Owned by Independent Newspapers.Website: EnglishCirculation: 106 484Readers: 615 000Saturday Star: 76 897 copies; 249 000 readersThe Times The Times was launched in 2007 as a sister paper to Times Media’s Sunday Times. The paper has limited street sales, but is distributed free of charge to the Sunday Times’ subscribers, from Monday to Friday. In tabloid format, it prides itself on being a quick and easy read. Ties heavily into the Times LIVE website, providing additional content such as blogs, podcasts and video.Website: EnglishReaders: 287 000Circulation: Not registered with the ABCVolksblad (Daily)First published in 1904, Volksblad is the oldest Afrikaans daily in the country and the largest in the Free State and Northern Cape. It is owned by Media24.Website: www.volksblad.comLanguage: AfrikaansCirculation: 21 811Readers: 155 000The Witness South Africa’s oldest newspaper, the Witness, serves English readers throughout KwaZulu-Natal, with most of its readers in greater Pietermaritzburg and inland KwaZulu-Natal. Owned by Media24, it was formerly known as the Natal Witness.Website: EnglishCirculation: 19 001Readers: 134 000Weekend Witness: 20 749 copies; 100 000 readersSouth Africa’s weekly newspapersCity Press First published in 1982 as Golden City Press, the paper was aimed at the black market. Its name was changed to City Press in 1983 by its owners, Jim Bailey and the South African Associated Newspapers. Media24 acquired the paper in 1984. It is published on Sundays.Website: EnglishCirculation: 118 547Readers: 1 757 000IlangaPublished twice a week, Ilanga describes itself as a proud promoter and protector of KwaZulu-Natal’s cultural and historical heritage. Published in Zulu in tabloid format. Owned by Mandla-Matla Publishers.Website: isiZuluCirculation: 117 115Readers: 937 000Ilanga Langesonto: 61 918 copies; 668 000 readersIndependent on Saturday The Independent on Saturday caters for the KwaZulu-Natal market. It is published by Independent Newspapers.Website: EnglishCirculation: 44 169Readers: 219 000Mail & Guardian Mail & Guardian, formerly the Weekly Mail, was established in 1985 at the height of resistance to apartheid. When foreign donor funding started drying up for anti-apartheid organisations in the late 1980s, many of the country’s alternative newspapers – notably Grassroots, South, New African and New Nation – folded. The Weekly Mail, however, struck up a partnership with the Guardian of London, ensuring the paper’s continued existence. Today, Zimbabwean entrepreneur Trevor Ncube’s company, Newtrust Company Botswana Limited, has a majority share of 87.5% in Mail & Guardian, with the Guardian holding a 10% stake.Website: EnglishCirculation: 45 279Readers: 459 000Post Post was launched in the mid-1950s as “a racy read, spiced with sex, soccer and news”. Targeted at the Indian communities of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, it is owned by Independent Newspapers. Post is published on Wednesdays, with the leisure and sport Weekend Post appearing on Fridays.Website: EnglishCirculation: 44 984Readers: 345 000Weekend Post: 22 137 copies; 194 000 readersRapport Rapport is South Africa’s national Afrikaans Sunday newspaper. It is distributed countrywide and in Namibia. Owned by Media24.Website: AfrikaansCirculation: 210 675Readers: 1 286 000Soccer Laduma A specialist soccer newspaper published on a Wednesday, Soccer Laduma is South Africa’s largest selling sports publication. Has opinionated and loyal web and mobile audiences. Published by Media24.Website: EnglishCirculation: 289 654Readers: 2 767 000Sunday Independent The Sunday Independent was established in 1995 and is aimed at readers in the higher-income bracket. Its main sales are in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Northern Cape. Its readers are 47% black, 29% black, 11% coloured and 13% Indian. It is owned by Independent Newspapers.Website: EnglishCirculation: 35 200Readers: 81 000Sunday Times Times Media’s Sunday Times is South Africa’s biggest Sunday newspaper, read by over 3.4-million people. The paper includes a lifestyle (features, travel, food) and Business Times sections. Established in 1906, the Sunday Times is distributed all over South Africa and in neighbouring countries such as Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland.Website:< /a>Language: EnglishCirculation: 442 108Readers: 3 411 000Sunday Tribune The Sunday Tribune caters for readers in KwaZulu-Natal. Its is published by Independent Newspapers.Website: EnglishCirculation: 75 304Readers: 446 000Sunday World The Sunday World, launched in 1999, is a “racy” tabloid aimed at young black readers. Owned by Times Media.Website: EnglishCirculation: 126 120Readers: 1 526 000Weekend Post Published on a Saturday, the Weekend Post is the major regional weekend newspaper in the Eastern Cape, with its core market in Port Elizabeth. Owned by Times Media.Website: EnglishCirculation: 22 137Readers: 194 000Source: Wikipedia, South African History Online, Media OnlineReviewed: 12 September 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

New owners for Hills Supply

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hills Supply, the well-known dairy supply company founded in 1979 has new owners. Partners Frank Burkett and Mick Heiby completed their purchase of the company on Nov. 1, 2018 and immediately announced the purchase to the Hills employees and more than 850 customers.Frank Burkett is a fourth-generation dairyman and the managing partner of Clardale Farms in Stark County, Ohio where they currently milk 695 head of Holstein cattle, raise replacements, and manage 900 acres of land for crop production. He has served as chairman of the Hills Supply transition team since the tragic death of David Hill, and his wife, Shin in December of 2016. Burkett is also the current president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.“We see ourselves and our company as partners in production with our customers. Our experience in the industry gives us the unique understanding of the dairy business necessary to best serve dairy producers,” Burkett said.Mick Heiby has been a member of the Hills Supply team since 2009 serving as a dairy hygiene specialist and account manager. Prior to his employment with Hills, he held a number of positions that provided unique experiences key to the dairy industry including field representative for Milk Marketing, Inc., Farm Inspection Section Head for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and vice president of agricultural banking at National City Bank. He was also a partner in several dairy operations including Dalwood Farms.“Our number one goal is to maintain and improve the excellent customer relationships and service that have been hallmarks of the company since its creation in 1979. We are going to put our customers and employees first. Everything else will work itself out,” Heiby said.Together the partners are a dynamic leadership team poised to lead the dedicated men and women who make Hills Supply a premium supplier of dairy equipment and supplies in Ohio and the surrounding states. Their combined and varied experience in the agriculture and dairy industries puts them in a unique position to understand the challenges facing modern dairy farmers and to offer cost-effective solutions to their customers.Hills Supply will host a series of meet and greet events in December where dairymen and women can meet with the new owners, current staff, and key vendors. The meet and greets will be held at five locations during the week of Dec. 17.Monday, Dec. 17 at Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House 1948 Leesburg-Grove City Rd, Grove City, PA 16127Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Das Dutch Kitchen 14278 East Lincoln way (US 30), Dalton, OH 44618Wednesday, Dec. 19 Deer Creek Lodge 22300 State Park Rd 20, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143Thursday, Dec. 20 Romer’s Catering 321 South Eastern Ave (SR 118), St. Henry, OH 45883Friday, Dec. 21 Kahle Farms 9351 County Road I-15 Ottawa, OH 45875Appetizers and refreshments will be served. All dairy producers are welcome. Please RSVP via email to: [email protected] or call 330-854-5720.“We are excited for the opportunity to meet our customers and fellow dairyman from Ohio and the surrounding states,” Heiby said.last_img read more

Adjusting Bath Fan Use in Winter

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESBathroom Exhaust FansDoes a Home with an HRV Also Need Bath Fans?Designing a Good Ventilation System A Failure That Stalls the Certification of Many Energy Star HomesGBA Encyclopedia: Exhaust VentilationHow to Use the Psychrometric ChartAll About Dehumidifiers You may have heard or read somewhere that you should run your bathroom exhaust fan whenever you take a shower and then let it run for a while after you’re done with the shower. Showers increase the humidity in the bathroom. Sometimes it gets high enough to cause condensation to appear on the mirror and other surfaces in the bathroom. And that can result in mold growth.So you should always run your bath fan when you shower. Or so they say.Reasons to run the bathroom exhaust fanBath fans are a really nice thing to have. I know. I lived without one in my 48-year-old condo for years before finally remodeling and installing an exhaust fan two years ago. They do indeed remove moisture. I took the photo above one day last summer after intentionally leaving the fan off so I could get a good picture of condensation. (Yeah, I’m like that.)But they also remove odors. Bathrooms have been known to be smelly on occasion. You know, with all the candles and incense and hairspray and stuff. Right? Oh, and then there’s the cleaning products. And, in some bathrooms (not mine!), a pile of dirty laundry. Seems like there’s something else, too, but anyway, you get the point. Bath fans are good for removing odors. Another reason to run the bath fan is if it’s part of your whole-house ventilation system. You can get controls to run them continuously or a certain number of minutes per hour. Some fans have the controls built in. Either way, if the bath fan is part of your whole-house ventilation, you don’t want to turn it off in winter. (By the way, bath fans don’t have to be part of exhaust-only whole-house ventilation. You can pair them with supply fans to have balanced ventilation.)You may not need to run the bath fan for your morning shower in winterNow, let’s explore the humidity side of things. Taking a shower increases the amount of water vapor in the air. But that may not be a bad thing. What’s bad about dumping a lot of moisture into bathroom air is when it gets into the porous materials, like drywall, and keeps them wet. When they stay wet long enough, they can start growing mold. Not good.Let’s look at another aspect of what wintertime does in many homes. What’s the relative humidity in your home when it’s cold outdoors? Remember: Cold air is dry air. It’s not the furnace drying out the air in your home. It’s cold, dry air leaking in, or being pulled in by the mechanical systems and stack effect.So if your home’s air is really dry, not running the bath fan when you shower may be a good thing. Are you running a humidifier to combat dry indoor air? All the more reason not to run the bath fan.Think about this: You take a shower, which increases the humidity in the bathroom. So you turn on the bath fan, using energy to suck out the humid air. Then you use more energy to heat the air that has to be made up by the air exhausted from the bathroom. Then you use more energy to run a humidifier because your indoor air is too dry. Hmmmm. Something doesn’t add up here.Moisture migration after a showerI live in a 48-year-old condo. I’ve done some work to make it more airtight but not enough yet. (OK, if you really want to know why, it’s because our condo association pays the gas bill and I’m behind on retirement savings. Skin lotion is cheaper than replacing the atmospheric combustion appliances. And I have a low-level carbon monoxide detector. There. Now you know.)When it gets cold, which Floridians think happens way too often and Vermonters believe almost never happens, our indoor air gets pretty dry. We’ve had some cold snaps this winter. Below (Images #2 and #3) you can see a couple of graphs of data from one of them. The outdoor temperature on this particular day started off at about 25°F and got up to 47°F. (We got 2 inches of snow later that night.)The first graph shows the temperature and relative humidity in the bathroom, up high near the ceiling, and the temperature and relative humidity at the central return vent in the living room. Several interesting points jump out when you look at the graph, but let’s focus on the humidity part. It’s not hard to see when I took a five-minute shower. The relative humidity spiked in the bathroom, going up to almost 80%. And then it started coming down as soon as I turned off the water. The relative humidity drops back to about where it started in about two hours.The second graph shows the same thing except with dew point instead of relative humidity. Here you can see the real longer term effect of the shower. Although the relative humidity dropped to about the same level it had been before my shower, the dew point stayed elevated. If you understand my previous rants about relative humidity versus dew point, you know the reason. The relative humidity dropped to the same level, but the temperature also was higher. The rising dew point shows that we actually had more water vapor in the air.When is it OK to leave the bath fan off?If you think it might help in your home to capture that moisture, here are a few pointers to help guide you.If the air in your home is really dry, you may be able to shower without the bath fan running.If you run a humidifier, why are you removing humidity from the bathroom?If you are attentive to what’s happening in your home, this may be worth a try.Beware that adding moisture to a home in winter can cause problems. Remember that article I wrote about two rules for preventing humidity damage? If you’ve got humid air, you need to keep it away from cold surfaces. If you’ve got cold surfaces, you need to keep humid air away from them.There are two keys for making this work for you instead of against you:Watch for excessive condensation. When I took the shower for the above graphs, the condensation disappeared pretty quickly because the overall humidity in the home was low.This works best if you leave the bathroom door open during the shower. Not everyone can do that so you might need to run the fan at least while you’re in the shower. But if you get out and open the door quickly, you probably can turn the fan off quickly. Watch the condensation. Once it dissipates, you can turn the fan off.If you decide to experiment with this, be sure to keep an eye out for condensation that lingers and any surfaces in the bathroom that might grow mold. If you can keep those two things under control, you should be fine leaving the bath fan off when you shower in winter. Even if you do run the bath fan for humidity control, the disappearance of condensation is a pretty good guide to when you can turn it off. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

Trudeau needs to incorporate UNDRIP in climate change plan says TRC commissioner

first_img(Truth and Reconciliation Commission Commissioner Wilton Littlechild, left, Chair Murray Sinclair, centre, and Commissioner Marie Wilson, right. APTN/File)Brandi Morin APTN National NewsOne of the commissioners with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) says climate change and reconciliation go hand-in-hand.Wilton Littlechild, one of three commissioners behind the ground-breaking TRC, says he hopes that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau incorporates the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into Canada’s climate change strategy.“He (Trudeau) says that nothing is more important to him and to Canada than a total renewal of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous,” said Littlechild. “When he said (the relationship) it’s about respect, recognition of rights, cooperation and partnership- the recognition of rights, to me, that includes Treaty rights, the rights under UNDRIP and human rights.”Littlechild helped to write UNDRIP and attended the COP21 climate meeting in Paris last December to advocate Indigenous rights to be included in an international climate deal to slow the rising global temperature.From Paris, Trudeau declared to the world that Indigenous peoples can help care for the planet. He said that Indigenous people were taking a leadership role on the issue and that Indigenous knowledge could lead to climate solutions.Those words did not match the outcome of last week’s climate change talks between Trudeau, premiers and Indigenous leaders, according to chiefs who attended the talks. Some Chiefs said they felt like they were once again left out of high level decision-making tables that affect their rights.“They’ve (Trudeau government) stated publicly about a renewed relationship. So, if it’s so centrally important to Canada and himself (Trudeau) then why were the chiefs shut out?” said Littlechild.Littlechild says Indigenous rights are already being violated by climate change and the decisions made by Canada about how to deal with environmental crisis.“We have a right to participate in decision making, not just to be consulted, and not just to be invited to meetings. That means too that any discussions regarding climate change or any other matter that affects us, we need to be there as full partners,” said Littlechild.Littlechild said the TRC concluded that reconciliation is about partnership. At the very first national TRC meeting the main theme was about the “sacred” teaching of respect, he said.He said climate change was mentioned in the testimony of some survivors during the TRC hearings.“I remember one elder saying, ‘You know, when we were separated from our parents, yes that was traumatic, but we were also separated from the land, and in order to heal, we need to go back to the land and we need to protect mother earth,’” said Littlechild.Trudeau is in Washington DC where he is expected to endorse a continental strategy on climate change at his first formal bilateral meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday.Littlechild wonders if Trudeau will be thinking of Canada’s treaty and Indigenous rights when signing off on the expected continental strategy.“Look at the rivers that are being polluted to the point where we can’t drink the water anymore as we used to in terms of fresh water, and the grass, the herbs and the medicines and the sweet grass that we use are also being impacted by contamination,” said Littlechild. “There’s even a spiritual connection to the treaty rights with climate change. When you talk about the right to hunt, to fish and gather, the right to food, the right to sustenance, that’s a treaty right and that’s impacted when the foods the animals are eating are contaminated.”The Trudeau government has promised to implement all the TRC’s calls to action.The TRC was created by the multi-billion dollars Indian residential school settlement between survivors, Ottawa and the [email protected]@songstress28last_img read more