Organization – Southway Corp http://southwaycorp.net/ Thu, 19 May 2022 16:34:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://southwaycorp.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/southway.png Organization – Southway Corp http://southwaycorp.net/ 32 32 The Crypto Organization Names New Species Of Glass Frogs – Here’s Why It’s Worrying https://southwaycorp.net/the-crypto-organization-names-new-species-of-glass-frogs-heres-why-its-worrying/ Thu, 19 May 2022 16:34:10 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/the-crypto-organization-names-new-species-of-glass-frogs-heres-why-its-worrying/ A pair of new species of glass frogs – transparent-bellied amphibians that expose all their internal organs – have been discovered in Ecuador. But the naming of one of the species sparked controversy. One of the new species was, Names in hyalinobatrachium, is lime green above and clear as window glass below; it is named […]]]>

A pair of new species of glass frogs – transparent-bellied amphibians that expose all their internal organs – have been discovered in Ecuador. But the naming of one of the species sparked controversy.

One of the new species was, Names in hyalinobatrachium, is lime green above and clear as window glass below; it is named after the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) of Nouns, a group that buys and sells non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with cryptocurrency. The Nouns DAO gained the right to name the frog species after donating (in traditional cash) to the non-profit environmental organization Rainforest Trust. But because the cryptocurrency is carbon-intensive, some conservationists aren’t happy with the association.

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SUNY Canton student opens nonprofit esports organization at St. Lawrence Center mall | Business https://southwaycorp.net/suny-canton-student-opens-nonprofit-esports-organization-at-st-lawrence-center-mall-business/ Tue, 17 May 2022 03:44:40 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/suny-canton-student-opens-nonprofit-esports-organization-at-st-lawrence-center-mall-business/ MASSENA – One of the new tenants of the St. Lawrence Center mall is not a business, but a non-profit part of the esports world. Bryan Thompson, an undergraduate studying for a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in esports management at SUNY Canton, is the founder and CEO of Ethical Esports Ltd., […]]]>

MASSENA – One of the new tenants of the St. Lawrence Center mall is not a business, but a non-profit part of the esports world.

Bryan Thompson, an undergraduate studying for a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in esports management at SUNY Canton, is the founder and CEO of Ethical Esports Ltd., located next to the Maurice clothing store.

Mr Thompson said that during his studies he discovered the world of esports had “ethical flaws”.

“My first semester in college, we learned about the ethical issues of esports,” he said. “So when we started to study that, I started to see the big issues in the industry that I was getting into because I was studying esports management. I didn’t want to get out of college with these issues still present, so I started this as a nonprofit, where we start to advocate and raise awareness of ethical issues.

He said ethical issues include discrimination, cheating, hacking, people using racial or sexist slurs, and people “not being very inclusive of everyone in general”.

“Right now it’s a male-dominated field – about 92%. And about 90% of those men are Caucasian. So we get to the problem where there’s not enough diversity and it doesn’t seem not really inclusive,” said Mr. Thompson, a graduate of Potsdam Central School. “That’s why we want to get into the conversation. Why do they feel like they can’t (get involved)? is there an intimidating factor? Is there a part where they don’t need it or what’s going on there?” he said.

Mr. Thompson has been playing since he was around 4 years old.

“I played on the original PlayStation. I played the first original Call of Duty. It got me into first-person shooters and then from there I competed a little at the amateur level. I competed for SUNY Canton my first semester,” he said.

Ethical Esports has been open for about three weeks now. It is open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.

It was an idea Mr. Thompson had considered for three months before moving.

“I was working with another esports organization before that. I liked the idea of ​​being able to work and go to school at the same time,” he said.

St. Lawrence County has some tradition of promoting collegiate esports. SUNY Canton pioneered the college game, and SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University both have club teams. Esports completed its second season this year as a varsity sport at St. Lawrence University.

According to an annual report on the global esports market published in April by Newzoo, a market analysis company, esports revenue and popularity continue to rise. The global esports audience is expected to grow by 8.6% this year to 532 million people. Esports enthusiasts, who watch esports more than once a month, according to the report, will account for around 261 million of those people.

Esports will generate nearly $1.38 billion in revenue worldwide by the end of the year, according to the report.

Now that it’s open, Mr. Thompson is focusing on advising visitors and helping with resume writing.

“I also want to help them build their portfolio so they can more easily get into esports careers. I myself have a bit of a hard time building a CV and portfolio. 000 videos on YouTube. They’re all generally doing well. I’ve been streaming on Twitch for about two years. I have a small following and I’ve made quite a bit of money from it,” he said. declared.

He also plans to help people explore education options.

“The people I worked with at SUNY Canton also want to start a high school esports program. Now would be the perfect time to do so. We’re actually planning to build a computer lab here with about 30 gaming computers, which could easily accommodate them and could be used for an after-school program,” Thompson said.

He says he has seen interest since opening its doors. Computers are working and players are connecting. Since it is a non-profit organization, Mr. Thompson has items available for donation.

“It’s all about donations. Completely charitable. It’s for the kids. All of this is also free. We’ve already sold out here, 15 people,” he said.

He hopes to get additional financial support from businesses in the region.

“The advantage is that because we’re a nonprofit, they’ll get a tax deduction if they give us a certain percentage,” he said.

Some of these funds have created the free access gaming lounge at the mall, allowing individuals to practice or enjoy the experience of esports and games.

“We make them sign a liability waiver. Parents must be present when they sign the waiver. But, once they sign the waiver, they can drop off their kids,” Mr Thompson said.

Organizing community events is one of its goals, educating people about the economic benefits of esports, the types and severity of ethical issues that need to be addressed in the esports/gaming industry, and the future of esports.

“What we want to do here is that when we build a computer lab, we’re going to pay for the premium speeds, just like I did. And then we’re also going to run it through a dedicated server, which would deploy programs and eliminate the wear and tear of hardware that deploys to be able to run smoother and faster high frame rates,” said Thompson.

“Other future events that we might want to do is I want to bring my computer (information technology) guy here and do a little computer building workshop. If we can educate as much as possible, I feel like a lot of people will get on board. That’s a big part of it. That’s what New York State loved about our idea was to educate people about the technologies of the future and esports could become even more important than traditional sports in the future,” a- he declared.

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Nonprofit World for Ukraine donates nearly $1 million in supplies to Ukraine with help from locals https://southwaycorp.net/nonprofit-world-for-ukraine-donates-nearly-1-million-in-supplies-to-ukraine-with-help-from-locals/ Sun, 15 May 2022 12:02:42 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/nonprofit-world-for-ukraine-donates-nearly-1-million-in-supplies-to-ukraine-with-help-from-locals/ MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — Since launching local nonprofit, The World For Ukraine, the group has raised $998,000 in medical supplies, toiletries, clothing and more. The group sent this to civilians and soldiers in Ukraine through trusted sources. Anastasiia Sliuraneko, one of the founders of The World for Ukraine organization, started the group to help […]]]>

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — Since launching local nonprofit, The World For Ukraine, the group has raised $998,000 in medical supplies, toiletries, clothing and more. The group sent this to civilians and soldiers in Ukraine through trusted sources.

Anastasiia Sliuraneko, one of the founders of The World for Ukraine organization, started the group to help save lives.

Millions of lives must be saved,” she said.

Sliuraneko said people here are having an impact in Ukraine. Every donation, social media share and participation in the rally allowed them to focus on the substantive details.

To be able to be even more productive. Every little bit counts,” Sliuraneko said.

Ukrainian soldiers have received the supplies sent, but they still need medical supplies like tourniquets and clothes like shoes.

“They need more, {the} boys need to be saved today,” she said.

Anastasiia referred to soldiers fighting for their lives, their families and their land. At present, soldiers sheltering in a steel plant in Mariupol are trapped in the rubble of the building after Russian forces attacked it.

“Now they’re just…buried alive.” They need help from all over the world just to be evacuated,” said Anastasiia Sliurankeo.

She said you can help in many ways.

“People can talk to their local governments,” she said.

Another way is to participate in fundraisers. The next fundraiser will take place on Sunday, May 22. It will be held at the Tidal Creek Brewhouse from 3-8 p.m. There will be Ukrainian music, food, educational activities and more. All money earned will go to the non-profit group to send more supplies.

Anastasiia said community support is not taken for granted.

“From the Ukrainian community, from Ukrainians at home, a huge thank you. We are grateful for the American support,” she said.

You can also help by signing a petition, donating, or volunteering through the group’s website.

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Kosovo seeks to join Europe’s leading human rights organization https://southwaycorp.net/kosovo-seeks-to-join-europes-leading-human-rights-organization/ Thu, 12 May 2022 12:37:01 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/kosovo-seeks-to-join-europes-leading-human-rights-organization/ PRISTINA, Kosovo – Kosovo’s government on Thursday formally applied for membership of the Council of Europe, the continent’s leading human rights organization. Neighboring Serbia, from which Kosovo broke away after a war in the late 1990s and which does not recognize the independence of its former province, has expressed opposition to the bid. The Council […]]]>

PRISTINA, Kosovo – Kosovo’s government on Thursday formally applied for membership of the Council of Europe, the continent’s leading human rights organization.

Neighboring Serbia, from which Kosovo broke away after a war in the late 1990s and which does not recognize the independence of its former province, has expressed opposition to the bid.

The Council of Europe, or CoE, which has 46 member countries – including Serbia – already has an office in Kosovo to help with democratic reforms.

Kosovo’s government said in a statement that the small Balkan country had already ratified the relevant conventions to join the organization.

“Human rights and basic freedom are guaranteed” by Kosovo’s constitution, the statement said.

Foreign Minister Donika Gervalla-Schwarz handed over the bid at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg, France.

She said Kosovo is the most “democratic, pro-European and optimistic” country in the region. “This is why Kosovo deserves to be a member of the Council of Europe as soon as possible.”

A bloody 1998-99 conflict between Serbia and ethnic Albanian separatists in Kosovo, then a Serbian province, left more than 13,000 dead and 1,617 people still missing. NATO intervention in the form of a bombing campaign over Serbia ended the war.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a decision recognized by 117 countries, including the United States and most EU countries. Serbia has refused to recognize Kosovo as a separate nation after 11 years of negotiations negotiated under the aegis of the European Union.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has convened a session of the Council of Europe’s main security body in response to Kosovo’s candidacy. He said Kosovo’s “mentors” in the West were behind the decision, adding that Serbia would respond diplomatically and peacefully.

“We are just a small, freedom-loving country that wants to preserve its sovereignty and the right to make decisions,” he said.

In November 2015, Kosovo failed to become a member of the United Nations cultural organization UNESCO after Belgrade lobbied against the bid. But Kosovo joined the international football organization FIFA in May 2016.

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Global Contract Research Organization (CRO) Services Market https://southwaycorp.net/global-contract-research-organization-cro-services-market/ Tue, 10 May 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/global-contract-research-organization-cro-services-market/ Brussels, Belgium, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The description: The penetration level of outsourcing to CROs varies by function and is highest in the lab testing, clinical trials and post-approval stages compared to the discovery and pre-clinical stages. The percentage of outsourcing is proportional to the complexity and regulatory expertise required at each stage. […]]]>

Brussels, Belgium, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The description:

The penetration level of outsourcing to CROs varies by function and is highest in the lab testing, clinical trials and post-approval stages compared to the discovery and pre-clinical stages. The percentage of outsourcing is proportional to the complexity and regulatory expertise required at each stage. Some of the typical reasons why the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries outsource to CROs are:

  • Better return on R&D investment
  • Lack of internal capacity (especially small biopharmaceutical companies)
  • Increasing complexity in the development of targeted therapeutic areas such as immuno-oncology therapies
  • Strict regulatory requirements
  • Time and profitability

Impact of Covid-19: Growing attention to virtual clinical trials

CROs proactively convert site activity to decentralized/virtual testing, where possible, to maintain the integrity and regulatory compliance of ongoing studies.

“COVID-19 has necessitated the rapid adoption of a decentralized clinical trial approach to monitoring clinical trials. There was a brief period where, with the pandemic, most companies faced a massive shutdown of their clinical trial activities, which necessitated rethinking, reorganizing and redefining how best to re-engage these sites with the clinical trials they currently have going on. – Former Division Head, Industry Leading CRO, USA

Market trend towards full-service CRO/one-stop-shop model

Due to the inherent complexities of drug development, biopharmaceutical companies are looking for a full-service CRO offering throughout the drug development lifecycle. In addition to the breadth of services (preclinical, clinical and commercialization), the trend is for CROs offering scalable services, specialized technologies and having a global presence.

Increasing complexity of therapies and Clinical tests

The CRO industry is witnessing the growing complexity of clinical trials and targeted therapeutic areas (such as oncology, CNS, cardiovascular, diabetes), making them more expensive and difficult to develop in-house. Additionally, the changing regulatory environment and heavy penalties for non-compliance add to the time, cost and complexity of drug development, making outsourcing more lucrative.

Competitive landscape Analysis: Contract Research Organization (CRO) Services Market

The CRO industry has undergone intense consolidation over the past decade, moving from a highly fragmented market to a fairly consolidated landscape today. This trend is primarily driven by demand from big pharma to partner with fewer full-service CROs. Some of the major players operating in the contract research organization (CRO) services market include IQVIA, Labcorp, Syneos Health, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Parexel, ICON, Charles River, WUXI Apptec, Pharmacon Beijing, SGS, among others.

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Wisconsin office of anti-abortion organization targeted by arson, police say https://southwaycorp.net/wisconsin-office-of-anti-abortion-organization-targeted-by-arson-police-say/ Sun, 08 May 2022 20:02:00 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/wisconsin-office-of-anti-abortion-organization-targeted-by-arson-police-say/ The fire and vandalism occurred at the Wisconsin Family Action office, CNN affiliate WISC reported. WFA is a political action committee that lobbies against abortion rights and same-sex marriage, according to its website. Emergency dispatchers received a call from a passerby who saw a fire coming from an office building on Sunday morning, Madison Police […]]]>
The fire and vandalism occurred at the Wisconsin Family Action office, CNN affiliate WISC reported. WFA is a political action committee that lobbies against abortion rights and same-sex marriage, according to its website.

Emergency dispatchers received a call from a passerby who saw a fire coming from an office building on Sunday morning, Madison Police Communications Supervisor Keith Johnson told CNN. Firefighters from the Madison Fire Department were called to the building around 6 a.m. and were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, officials said. No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators believe the blaze was intentionally started and are investigating the incident as arson, the fire department said.
A Molotov cocktail, which did not ignite, was thrown inside the building, Madison police said in an incident report. It appears a separate fire was started, police said, and graffiti was also found at the scene.
An image from WISC shows the graffiti written on the office wall: “If abortions aren’t safe, then neither are you.”
In a statement, Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes said the WFA appeared to have been targeted because of their beliefs. He said federal agencies have been notified of the incident and are working with Madison Police and Fire Department in the investigation.

“Our department has and continues to help people speak freely and openly about their beliefs. But we believe that any act of violence, including the destruction of property, does not help any cause,” Barnes said. “We have notified our federal partners of this incident and are working with them and the Madison Fire Department as we investigate this arson.”

WFA president responds to vandalism

WFA President Juliane Appling told CNN she was attending a Mother’s Day brunch at her church around 7:45 a.m. Sunday when she received a call from management at her office building, which said the WFA office had been broken into.

Appling said she was told that a few of what she describes as Molotov cocktails were thrown through several windows in the space, which started a small fire.

Graffiti was found spray-painted outside the building, where WFA rents space, she said.

“The irony of what happens on Mother’s Day is very poignant,” Appling said.

The WFA has not received any indication of a specific threat leading up to Sunday morning’s incident, it said.

“I pray this doesn’t happen to anyone else, it has to stop now,” Appling said.

The Supreme Court’s draft opinion leaked last week

The alleged arson comes days after Politico released a Supreme Court majority draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that would strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that the constitution protects a woman’s right to an abortion.

The opinion would be the most consequential abortion ruling in decades and would transform the landscape of women’s reproductive health in America. The final opinion in the case – Dobbs v. Jackson, which involves a challenge to Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban — is not expected to be released until late June.

Law enforcement officials in Washington, DC, have braced for potential security risks posed by reactions to the leaked draft.

Late Wednesday evening, security crews began installing an 8-foot-tall non-scalable fence around parts of the Supreme Court building, and Thursday evening, crews installed concrete barriers blocking the street outside the court. .

Wisconsin is one of several states that implemented an abortion restriction prior to the Roe decision, which was never removed. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, a Democrat, said earlier this week that the state Justice Department would not enforce the law if the Supreme Court overturns Roe, according to CNN affiliate WKOW.

CNN’s Natalie Andes contributed to this report.

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Multiple life safety breaches discovered at nonprofit after fire alarm https://southwaycorp.net/multiple-life-safety-breaches-discovered-at-nonprofit-after-fire-alarm/ Fri, 06 May 2022 20:32:45 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/multiple-life-safety-breaches-discovered-at-nonprofit-after-fire-alarm/ Around 7:30 a.m. today, the Paris fire brigade responded to a fire alarm in a building located in block 200 of 2n/a Rue Sud-Ouest under the control of a non-profit organization that serves as a resource for homeless people. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a small fire in a bathroom inside the building which was reportedly […]]]>

Around 7:30 a.m. today, the Paris fire brigade responded to a fire alarm in a building located in block 200 of 2n/a Rue Sud-Ouest under the control of a non-profit organization that serves as a resource for homeless people.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a small fire in a bathroom inside the building which was reportedly extinguished by the sprinkler system prior to their arrival. After inspecting to ensure the fire was completely extinguished, firefighters began a preliminary investigation into the blaze.

At the scene, firefighters observed life safety violations and summoned the city’s fire marshal for further inspection. During the inspection, the Fire Marshal observed and noted multiple life safety violations, which led to Fire Chief Thomas McMonigle requesting and obtaining an administrative search warrant to investigate and inspect the violations. code and ordinances.

While executing the warrant, investigators discovered numerous code violations and determined the building was unsafe for occupancy, and the city closed the facility until the structure could be secure.

A plan is in place to accommodate the need for temporary shelter for those registered to stay at this location. The city is currently working with other nonprofits and shelters to ensure they have housing.


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Duluth police say third party found no evidence of biased policing, community organization doubts methodology https://southwaycorp.net/duluth-police-say-third-party-found-no-evidence-of-biased-policing-community-organization-doubts-methodology/ Wed, 04 May 2022 23:53:16 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/duluth-police-say-third-party-found-no-evidence-of-biased-policing-community-organization-doubts-methodology/ DULUTH, Minnesota – On Wednesday, the Duluth Police Department released a statement summarizing what it says a third-party researcher found after reviewing its policing practices regarding interactions with people of color in the community of Duluth. The third was hired after the NCAAP President’s Duluth Chapter held a press conference in March 2021, accusing the […]]]>

DULUTH, Minnesota – On Wednesday, the Duluth Police Department released a statement summarizing what it says a third-party researcher found after reviewing its policing practices regarding interactions with people of color in the community of Duluth.

The third was hired after the NCAAP President’s Duluth Chapter held a press conference in March 2021, accusing the DPD of years of racist policing during interactions with the BIPOC community.

The Duluth Police Department said it took the NCAAP’s claims seriously and hired a third party called Police Strategies LLC in July last year.

According to the CEO of Police Strategies LLC, the company uses “data science and technology to support effective reforms, reduce risk and improve performance”.

After Police Strategies LLC reviewed data from the Duluth Police Department, it released its 172-page “Demographic Disparity Analysis” on March 30 of this year.

The DPD says the third-party firm “has found no evidence to suggest systemic practices of biased policing or racial profiling within the Duluth Police Department” after Police Strategies CEO Bob Scales said presented the results.

“The Duluth Police Department has dedicated and caring professional police officers who we hire for character, are guided by a best practice policy, led by ethical leaders, and dedicated to continually improving our training to present themselves in a professional, respectful and fair. Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken wrote in a statement. “Biased police departments of any kind have no quarter here. We have the courage to confront attitudes and behaviors that do not respect our mission and our social contract. Disparities are not a statistic on a spreadsheet for us, it is someone’s life and we must all do all we can, and more, to build an equitable community. That said, disparities do not unilaterally amount to DPD bias. DPD and the community have benefited from this study and, as we have previously stated, it is a starting point for continuing conversations with our community to address the drivers of disparities in Duluth. »

The DPO says it is currently reviewing supplier proposals as part of a team effort with the Racial Bias Committee to do what they call a “racial bias audit”.

Meanwhile, the organization known as the Duluth Law Enforcement Accountability Network, or LEAN, responded to the findings, saying in a statement that it “uncovered significant
concerns about the ethics and credibility of Police Strategies’ data methodologies” after the group said it contacted law enforcement data review experts.

LEAN says that in his background research, the two directors of Police Strategies LLC do not have degrees in statistics and have made careers in law enforcement and prosecution, adding that he believes the company has used “faulty methodologies”.

The organization adds that NAACP Duluth Chapter President Classie Dudley said “no one from the Duluth Police Department or the city has cooperated in any way with the NAACP regarding this study. There was no input from our community, but we were named several times throughout the publication of the report.

Among its other criticisms of third-party findings, LEAN wants the City of Duluth to “correctly respond to this data, acknowledge its flaws, and promise to find a more suitable contractor for the upcoming racial bias audit for which the city recently released a call for tenders”. known as the “Request for Proposals”.

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National Grant to Provide $450,000 to Artists and Organizations in Allegheny County | Visual arts | Pittsburgh https://southwaycorp.net/national-grant-to-provide-450000-to-artists-and-organizations-in-allegheny-county-visual-arts-pittsburgh/ Mon, 02 May 2022 15:47:09 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/national-grant-to-provide-450000-to-artists-and-organizations-in-allegheny-county-visual-arts-pittsburgh/ Click to enlarge The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council has announced the launch of a new grant program that will reward artists and arts organizations with the largest sum of funds they have provided to date. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, this grant aims to fund 35 recipients with funds […]]]>

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The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council has announced the launch of a new grant program that will reward artists and arts organizations with the largest sum of funds they have provided to date. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, this grant aims to fund 35 recipients with funds ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

Individual artists over the age of 18 living in Allegheny County are eligible for $5,000 grants to create new work. Organizations that are 501(c)3 are eligible for a general operating grant of $10,000.

Grant applications open on Monday, May 2 and will continue until Friday, July 1 at 11:59 p.m.

“Smaller arts organizations and independent artists often have less ability to meet federal grant requirements,” says Dr. Veronica Morgan-Lee, chair of the board of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. “The Arts Council has strengthened its long-standing relationships with the community and government to seek funds on behalf of an engaged and richly diverse arts ecosystem.”

The Arts Council prioritizes the support of BIPOC artists and is committed to awarding at least 40% of all funds to BIPOC-led organizations and artists. Nonprofits with budgets under $250,000 are eligible to receive 20 of the 35 grants available.

Information sessions on the grant application process will be held on Monday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Attack Theater and on Wednesday, June 1 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. The Arts Council will also be hosting several coffee hours starting Thursday, May 19 for interested artists with questions. More information can be found at pittsburghartscouncil.org/events.


For questions about the application processes, visit pittsburghartscouncil.org/grants/allegheny-arts-revival-grant




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Non-profit helps West Orange seniors for Earth Day – Essex News Daily https://southwaycorp.net/non-profit-helps-west-orange-seniors-for-earth-day-essex-news-daily/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 20:40:34 +0000 https://southwaycorp.net/non-profit-helps-west-orange-seniors-for-earth-day-essex-news-daily/ This slideshow requires JavaScript. WEST ORANGE, NJ – Volunteers from I Want to Mow Your Lawn converged on West Orange on Saturday, April 23. The northern New Jersey-based nonprofit was founded two years ago by Brian Schwartz during the pandemic to help seniors, veterans and people with disabilities with lawn maintenance. The organization partnered with […]]]>

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Volunteers from I Want to Mow Your Lawn converged on West Orange on Saturday, April 23. The northern New Jersey-based nonprofit was founded two years ago by Brian Schwartz during the pandemic to help seniors, veterans and people with disabilities with lawn maintenance.

The organization partnered with equipment manufacturer Snow Joe, who donated battery-powered lawn equipment to the Earth Day effort in West Orange. Members of I Want to Mow Your Lawn met with Senior Services Coordinator Laura Van Dyke and her assistant Noelia Perez at City Hall on April 22 as tasks were handed out to volunteers. They enjoyed coffee and donuts, provided by Schwartz, and received other necessary supplies from Van Dyke and Perez, such as gloves, rakes and bags, all donated by the West Orange Public Works Department.

“This service is essential for a community that values ​​seniors aging well and aging in place,” Van Dyke said as she and Perez thanked the many volunteers who came forward to help. Over 15 residents have received support from these lawn care volunteers, all of whom reside outside of West Orange.

Photos courtesy of Joseph Fagan

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