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Tides Foundation Invests in Social Ecology

In August of this year, Pike joined the board of Social Ecology to further connect the foundation’s extensive nonprofit experience with the design of software specifically designed to meet the needs of such organizations.Tides Foundation administers a large number of donor-advised funds for individuals and families who support progressive work by community organizations. A sister organization to Tides Foundation is Tides Center, which provides core administrative and management services to nonprofit organizations. Howard Lake | 10 October 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tides Foundation Invests in Social Ecology The Tides Foundation, a San Francisco-based foundation dedicated to supporting progressive non-profit organisations working for positive social change, has invested in Seattle technology start-up Social Ecology, Inc., developer of web-based applications for the non-profit sector.Making the world a better place includes making sure activists have the right tools to serve their communities,” said Drummond Pike, president of Tides. “By making this mission-related investment, we are fostering the development of software designed specifically for community organizations who are just beginning their work.”“Our success depends on staying close to our roots in the nonprofit sector,” said Michael Gilbert, founder and CEO of Social Ecology. “Investments by leaders in this field not only help build our company, they help us build it in the right way.” 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  33 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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PREMIUMNorwegian company to build $70m solar plant in touristy Labuhan Bajo

first_imgOslo-based multinational Scatec Solar plans to build a 70 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Labuan Bajo, a famous tourist destination in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).The $70 million plants are five times bigger than Indonesia’s current largest solar PV plant, the 15MW Likupang solar farm in North Sulawesi. A developer plans to begin developing the 100 hectare Labuan Bajo farm later this year and starts its operation by 2022, a year before the province is slated to host a G20 summit.”In Asia, our biggest operating country is Malaysia. Next in development is Vietnam and Indonesia,” Scatec’s Southeast Asia representative Jeevaneswaran “Jeevan” Ramoo told The Jakarta Post on Monday (9/3).Scatec is among several renewable companies investing in the renewable energy industry of Southeast Asia’s largest economy that attracted $1.5 billi… Indonesia energy solar-power-plant Scatec labuan-bajo East-Nusa-Tenggara PLN tourists Topics : Linkedin Facebook Google Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

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Gallery: Virginia knocks Syracuse out of ACC tournament, 11-10

first_img Published on April 28, 2018 at 12:57 am Facebook Twitter Google+ CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Syracuse (7-6, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) didn’t lose in conference play during the regular season. But at Klockner Stadium, Virginia’s (11-4, 1-3) home stadium, the Cavaliers proved just too much for the Orange, winning 11-10 in the ACC tournament semifinals. It sets up a date on Sunday with Notre Dame for Virginia and forces the Orange to await its NCAA Tournament fate with just a game against Colgate remaining in the regular season for SU. Commentslast_img

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No Excuses: Nazi-Era German Scientists Had Bloody Hands

first_imgA six-year, $5 million (US$) project in Germany to investigate the extent of scientific involvement with the Nazi regime completed its final report last month, reports Nature,1 with “uncomfortable truths.”  It can no longer be claimed that (1) there were only a few rotten apples involved, (2) the work was pseudoscientific, low-quality work with meaningless results, (3) that Hitler’s regime held science in low esteem, such that scientists tried to wait out the dark period, or (4) those who collaborated with the Reich did so under duress.    On the contrary, the report found that scientists in the Kaiser Wilhelm Society (now named the Max Planck Institute, or MPS) often participated knowingly and willingly. The MPS has found that a large part of the most criminal research conducted was not ‘pseudoscience’ – in fact, it followed conventional scientific methods and was at the cutting edge of research at the time.  It has also demonstrated that the Nazis held basic research in high esteem, increasing funding for it during the war years without requiring scientists to join the Nazi Party.  And it found that, far from being subjected to force, many scientists voluntarily oriented their work to fit the regime’s policies – as a way of getting money and of exploiting the new resources that Nazi policies made available through, for example, the invasion of other countries.  Most researchers, it turns out, seem to have regarded the regime not as a threat, but as an opportunity for their research ambitions. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)One Nobel prize winning scientist, for instance, knew that his lab was using blood samples from Auschwitz; others voluntarily came up with many projects to improve weapons systems.  One reason for the cooperation seems to have been the attitude that Germany was in a new era for the long term.  In hindsight, we know of the rapid collapse of the Third Reich and subsequent worldwide condemnation for a science twisted to support egregious violations of human rights, crimes against humanity that to many represent the ultimate icon of evil.  But picture yourself back then in 1936 and consider how the world might have looked to a research scientist working in a successful, forward-looking, nationalistic, advancing country:In the 1930s and early 1940s, it seemed to those living under fascist flags that fascism was immortal.  Until 1942, few Germans – or Italians, for that matter – imagined that the ruling regimes would be overthrown, or be replaced by a democratic system that would judge many of the actions they considered loyal, patriotic, or simply getting on with their job, as unacceptable support for a criminal regime.Some of the findings were not known at the Nuremburg trials, because important Russian documents did not become available till the end of the cold war.  Nature commended the MPS for producing this “serious, dispassionate reanalysis” that will help us learn the lessons of this dark period.  The findings are available on the website of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.  See also the 06/12/2001 entry about MPS president Markl’s apology for the victims, that characterized Nazi-era science as built on a “materialistic, Social Darwinist, dehumanized form of biology.”  (For the Darwin-Hitler connection, see this book review and article pertaining to research by historian Richard Weikart).1Editorial, “Uncomfortable truths,” Nature 434, 681 (07 April 2005); doi:10.1038/434681a.The editorial says that the “conventional wisdom” stemming from the Nuremberg trials, “which condemned the heinous crimes of high-ranking Nazis, but did not enquire into the behaviour of less notorious individuals, including rank-and-file scientists,” was politically correct for the time.  It allowed Germany to rebuild its infrastructure and justified the allies supporting West Germany to restrain the advance of communism.    This report raises many new questions for historians.  If there were more than a few rotten apples, how could so many take part?  How much did they know?  How much was their involvement influenced by acceptance of Social Darwinism and eugenics?  What are the analogues to our modern era, so that similar ethical atrocities do not take place on our watch? (see 03/10/2005 and 02/08/2005 entries as food for thought).  Could the cry, “Never again!” be drowned in the rumble of a new evil empire?  New Scientist reported recently about a set of radical proposals from the UK parliament’s committee on science and technology.  It is advocating baby sex selection, human reproductive cloning, human-animal chimeras and other “controversial” activities – this by the same country that stood courageously against Hitler 60 years ago.  What if there is no Nuremberg trial this time?  What if, this time around, the voices crying for the rights of the weak and helpless are successfully quenched?  What if today’s scientists again imagine themselves living under an immortal regime for the long term?    Some Nazi war criminals never felt guilty for what they did.  They said that the only reason they were condemned was because their country lost the war.  The judges at Nuremberg argued that there was a higher law that they should have obeyed.  Yet do we not still have a “materialistic, Social Darwinist, dehumanized form of biology” taught in universities around the world?  If no one in this international Darwinist reich believes in a higher law any more, God save us.*(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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What is a “Missed Approach”?

first_imgIn the past, if pilots could not see either the approach lights or runway after descending to a certain height called the MDA, or “Minimum Descent Altitude,” they had to execute a missed approach by adding power, climbing back to a higher altitude and trying the approach again, or diverting to an alternate airport. With today’s advanced Category III or “Cat III” landing parameters, aircraft can be automatically guided all the way down to a safe landing on the runway in “zero-zero” conditions (no ceiling/no visibility) without the pilots ever seeing the ground.last_img

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Flickr Head of Product Steps Down: Is It an Omen?

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… While Yahoo has said that it is “absolutely committed” to social picture sharing site Flickr, the same might not be said for the folks at the top of the company. Today, Flickr head of product Matthew Rothenberg announced that he would be “stepping away from Flickr,” the third such departure since Flickr co-founders Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake left in 2008.Can Flickr hang on in the photo sharing realm or will other niche social photo sharing services and Facebook – the biggest photo sharing site on the Internet – take its place?Rothenberg made the announcement on his Twitter account today, writing “Here goes: after 5 years, I will be stepping away from Flickr. Will miss working with such a talented, hard-working, and hard-drinking team.”A number of products at Yahoo have been on shaky ground lately, with the company announcing last fall that it would shutter Delicious, MyBlogLog and Buzz. Now, as Facebook continues to dominate social photo sharing on the Web, and photo sharing apps like Instagram and PicPlz take off, confidence in Flickr’s ability to stay afloat could be waning as well.Professional photographers may also be abandoning the site, as it has had troubles lately with censorship and even accidentally deleting thousands of photos and telling the owner they were gone forever. Does Rothenberg’s departure spell serious trouble for Flickr? It could, but it doesn’t sound like it does for Rothenberg himself. “And yes, I know what I’m doing next,” he later tweeted, “but not announcing it just yet.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market mike melansonlast_img read more

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Gambhir absence makes Twitter abuzz as India totter in Southampton

first_imgAfter a high of the Lord’s Test came an energy-sapping innings from England for the tourists, who were trailing by 544 runs in the third Test on Monday. Naturally, Twitter was abuzz with various permutations and combinations, where Gautam Gambhir was the talking point on Tuesday.Gautam Gambhir. PTI PhotoWhile opener Murali Vijay has impresses so far in this series, Shikhar Dhawan, who was the first to fall on Monday, has made Twitterati either ask questions if M.S. Dhoni made a mistake by excluding the Delhi dasher or take a stand against Dhawan.Team India need depth in fast bowling, says Brett LeeInd vs Eng: Pujara, Vijay hold fort for Team India on Day 2 England cricketer Moeen Ali in trouble over Gaza wristbands While Garav Sethi said Gambhir can’t be any better than Dhawan, why not open with Ashwin, Mr Bun said, “Time has come for Shikhar to turn Gambhir & for Gambhir to climb the shikhar.Much as I like Gambhir, don’t think he’ll do any better than Dhawan. For kicks, why not open with Ashwin. Batting order stays same.Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) July 29, 2014For the last couple of years, I have felt that Gambhir should have replaced Dhoni as Indian Captain at least in the T20 format. #IndvsEng -.- (@PrajeetMehra) July 29, 2014Arun said Rahane, Pujara, Gambhir and Bhuvi are the only men who can bat three days to save the game.Rahane,Pujara,Gambhir,Bhuvi are the only men who can bat 3 days to save the game.However dont think they will do it this time #EngvIndadvertisementArun (@iamjhakaas) July 29, 2014Vishal Sharma said, “Really surprised player like Gautam Gambhir is not picked in-spite of in good form.”Really surprised player like Gautam Gambhir is not picked in-spite of in good formVishal Sharma (@sharma_vishal) July 29, 2014Many felt it was time to bring back Gambhir.The Gambhir and Viru storyGautam Gambhir, who made a few runs in the practice games, and Virender Sehwag had terrific opening partnership for India for about three years. However, after series against Australia in 2013, Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan are holding the show.In the two Tests so far in England, Dhawan had scored just 79 runs in four innings. Barring his 60 not out against Leicestershire, Dhawan has failed with the bat.Gambhir, who was one of the most successful openers for India 2008 to early 2010, was once hailed by Sehwag as the greatest Indian opener since Sunil Gavaskar.It is to be seen if MSD takes a call on Gambhir. Ashwini Jain has tweeted, “Poor leadership from Dhoni, his personal equation with Gambhir is hurting team. Bring Gambhir in place of Dhawan. #Gambhir”Poor leadership from Dhoni, his personal equation with Gambhir is hurting team. Bring Gambhir in place of Dhawan. #GambhirAshwani Jain (@ashwanijain05) July 29, 2014There are harsh words too, with Nishit Ozil saying, “@PratikSarkar17 may be , Yup, try out Gambhir for 4 innings (2 Test) and dump him permanently!”@PratikSarkar17 may be , Yup, try out Gambhir for 4 innings (2 Test) and dump him permanently! Nishit Ozil (@Nicks103) July 29, 2014Couldn’t follow the lead up games to the test series. What is Gautam Gambhir’s form like? #EngVInd #dhawan #outofformRahul Bose (@RahulBose1) July 28, 2014In third Test so farIan Bell rediscovered his form with sparkling 167 as England piled up a mammoth first innings total of 569/7 to take control of the third cricket Test against India on Monday.    At stumps, India were 25 for one in 14 overs as their first target will be to reach the magic figure of 370 thereby saving the follow-on. Murali Vijay (11 batting) and Cheteshwar Pujara (4 batting) were at the crease.     Shikhar Dhawan’s (6) English Summer turned from bad to worse as he edged one from James Anderson to Cook at slip.last_img read more

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