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New national charity lottery scheme launched

first_img Tagged with: Gaming Howard Lake | 22 July 2007 | News 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. New national charity lottery scheme launched Unity is open to all charity sectors and voluntary organisations whatever their size. On joining Unity organisations will receive a promotional pack and a free page on the Unity website.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Third sector lottery specialists Sterling Management Centre have launched Unity Lottery, a national charity lottery scheme that gives charity supporters the chance to win £25,000 while raising funds for their charity.The scheme has been designed to make it easier for charities to run their own lotteries, as Sterling handle all of the administration leaving the charity free to focus on recruiting supporters. Richard Dixon Managing Director of Sterling Management Centre said: “We have received a positive response to the Unity Lottery scheme from a wide range of charities, voluntary organisations and sports clubs… We have several organisations that have joined the scheme and are currently in the process of recruiting supporters to play their Unity Lottery.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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NYPD spying on Muslims challenged

first_imgTwo Muslim men have challenged the New York Police Department’s cloak of secrecy over NYPD surveillance of Muslim mosques and student groups. The men’s case went to the New York Court of Appeals here on Feb. 6, with more than 30 supporters filling the spectator seats.The men’s lawyer demanded to know why New York state’s Freedom of Information Law request for the spy documents was met with an evasive NYPD response that it could “neither confirm nor deny” that such documents even existed.The NYPD has a long history of spying on civil rights organizers and anti-war activists, as well as leftist organizations and members. A 1971 federal lawsuit put in place guidelines that supposedly prohibit the NYPD from collecting information on political speech unless it is related to “terrorism.”News reports in 2011 and 2012, including from the Associated Press, exposed a combined CIA/NYPD program to spy on Muslims in the New York area: “The Demographics Unit is at the heart of a police spying program, built with help from the CIA, which assembled databases on where Muslims lived, shopped, worked and prayed. Police infiltrated Muslim student groups, put informants in mosques, monitored sermons and catalogued every Muslim in New York who adopted new, Americanized surnames.” (ap.org, Aug. 21, 2012)Police admit: not one “terrorism” casePolice officials in legal depositions had to admit that they did not open even one “terrorism” case based on this spy unit.Suspecting that they were targets of this police surveillance, former Rutgers student Samir Hashmi and Manhattan Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid filed FOIL requests seeking any NYPD records pertaining to surveillance of the two men or of any ­organizations they were affiliated with.By state law, agencies like the NYPD must respond to FOIL requests in one of three ways: Either the documents are produced; the documents do not exist; or the request is denied for a narrow set of possible reasons, and the agency must explain why the request is denied. The NYPD did none of those things.Instead, they used the bizarre “Glomar doctrine” to declare that the two men had no right to know if there were any spy documents. The Glomar was the Howard Hughes-built ship that the Navy and CIA used to raise parts from a Soviet submarine that sunk in 1968. When a journalist in 1974 tried to obtain documents about this venture, the CIA declared that national security permitted them to respond that they “could not confirm nor deny” the existence of documents about the Glomar.The NYPD citation of the Glomar doctrine is the first time that a local police force has ever used national security to deny a FOIL request. If the denial is upheld in court, the doctrine could be used by any police agency to spy on progressive organizations and individuals with complete secrecy and impunity.After the Feb. 6 hearing, the plaintiffs, lawyers and supporters held a press conference outside the courthouse. “What the NYPD is trying to do is to foster secrecy, which is actually detrimental to the public,” said Omar Mohammedi, the lawyer for the two men.“Obviously [the denial] was a result of the NYPD surveillance against the Muslim community, which we believe was illegal surveillance — and they know that — and that’s why they don’t want to release the documents.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Black Lives Matter y la ley de seguridad global de Francia

first_imgA veces es difícil darse cuenta del impacto mundial del movimiento Black Lives Matter. La indiferencia del idioma, la cultura y los medios de comunicación pueden entorpecer. Algunos países simplemente no tienen el tipo de eventos (protestas, marchas, mítines) por una variedad de razones, donde aparecería la influencia de BLM.Sin justicia, no hay paz! París, Francia, 2020.Francia es diferente. Gran parte de su política se desarrolla en las calles. Los trabajadores, generalmente a instancias de sus sindicatos, salen a la calle, no solo por el salario, el empleo y las condiciones laborales, sino también por cuestiones políticas como la nueva ley laboral y un nuevo plan de jubilación. Los trabajadores de empleadores privados tienen el derecho legal de hacer huelga sin poner en peligro su trabajo. Como todos los derechos de los trabajadores en una sociedad dirigida por la burguesía, este derecho está constantemente bajo ataque, pero la huelga se utilizó de manera constante en el movimiento de los chalecos amarillos.Y no son solo los trabajadores los que salen a las calles para protestar. Médicos, agricultores, pescadores, todo tipo de grupos comunitarios y estudiantes, algunos de los cuales están en sindicatos, y grupos de mujeres, todos de vez en cuando alzan la voz colectivamente.Todos estos grupos, en particular los sindicatos, dependen de la solidaridad y de las alianzas con otras organizaciones. Dado que generalmente es el caso de que más de un sindicato representa a los trabajadores en una planta o industria en particular, para cerrarla deben trabajar juntos. Este es especialmente el caso si se proyecta una movilización masiva como una huelga general.Black Lives Matter en Francia Buscando en archivos de imágenes de protestas en Francia a partir de 2015, encontré miles de imágenes de cientos de manifestaciones que se referían explícitamente a eslóganes de BLM, como “pas de justice, pas de paix, stop aux violences policières” (Sin justicia, sin paz , detener la violencia policial) y “est-ce un crime d’être black?” (¿Es un crimen ser negro?) Y, por supuesto, en inglés, para que la audiencia internacional no pudiera confundirlo, “Black Lives Matter”. “Vies Volées” (“Vidas robadas”) es una organización francesa – algo así como el Proyecto Vidas Robadas en los Estados Unidos – liderado por Ramata Dieng que apoya a las familias de víctimas asesinadas y heridas de la brutalidad policial. Ha creado una petición para la liberación de Mumia Abu-Jamal con un video de la declaración de Colin Kaepernick apoyando a Mumia (doblada en francés). En su sitio web, hay otra petición que expresa solidaridad con las víctimas estadounidenses de asesinatos de policías y con los presos políticos estadounidenses, junto con un poderoso rap en francés. (viesvolees.org)La violencia policial y el racismo han sido históricamente problemas en Francia, que ha sido y sigue siendo una potencia imperialista en África Occidental, África del Norte y el Caribe.En 1804, Francia fue derrotada en Haití, que había sido la colonia más rentable del siglo XVIII; Haití obtuvo más beneficios para Francia que los que Gran Bretaña extrajo de todas sus colonias norteamericanas. En 1825, Carlos X, el último y más reaccionario rey borbón de Francia, envió una flotilla a Haití y la obligó a pagar todas las “propiedades”, es decir, el pueblo esclavizado que Francia perdió a causa de la Revolución Haitiana. Estos pagos fueron una enorme carga económica para Haití durante los próximos 100 años. Haití se vio obligado a devolver con dinero lo que había ganado con la sangre de su pueblo.En 1830, las fuerzas armadas de Carlos X iniciaron la conquista de Argelia, que tardó unos 20 años en completarse. Los argelinos, y más tarde los norteafricanos de Túnez y Marruecos junto con los africanos occidentales, fueron tratados como una mano de obra barata cuando Francia necesitaba trabajadores en sus industrias en expansión. Cuando necesitó soldados en la Primera Guerra Mundial, Francia reclutó a 450.000 de sus colonias africanas. El actual presidente Emmanuel Macron admitió en un tuit del 2018 que 200.000 de ellos habían muerto.La burguesía francesa luchó amargamente para retener el control de Argelia, que, como las islas de Guadalupe y Martinica en el Caribe, fue tratada como un departamento de ultramar de Francia. Los argelinos acusan a los franceses de matar a más de un millón de personas durante la guerra por la independencia de Argelia. Ahora, la religión con el mayor número de creyentes practicantes en Francia es el Islam, que es la fe de la mayoría de las comunidades del norte de África y muchas de las comunidades de África occidental en Francia, como la comunidad de Malí, que se estima en 250.000 miembros.Las protestas semanales golpean las leyes racistas Las manifestaciones coordinadas a nivel nacional contra dos nuevos proyectos de ley que impulsa el gobierno de Macron se han producido todos los sábados desde el último sábado de noviembre. Un proyecto de ley, la Ley de Seguridad Global, le daría a los policías en Francia, que están directamente bajo el control del gobierno de Macron, más poder para recopilar información sobre los manifestantes y hacer ilegal que el público filme a los policías. El otro proyecto de ley protestado se conoce como la “ley separatista”. Esta legislación obligaría a grupos similares al Collectif Contre Islamophobie en France (CCIF), que ofrece asesoramiento legal sobre el fanatismo antimusulmán, a disolverse –el ministro del Interior ordenó a CCIF detener– y evitar que las escuelas de la Sharia enseñen el Islam sobre fines de semana.Las manifestaciones del 5 de diciembre se realizaron conjuntamente con la Confederación General de Trabajadores (CGT), que protestaba contra el desempleo y exigía empleos permanentes a tiempo completo. Philippe Martínez, secretario general de la CGT, dijo a la prensa al inicio de la manifestación en París: “No hay oposición entre las libertades públicas e individuales y la lucha por los empleos permanentes y contra el desempleo, especialmente en este período”.Las manifestaciones del 19 de diciembre plantearon las necesidades de los inmigrantes indocumentados.El nombre de usuario de Twitter del autor es @dunkel_greg.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Pasadena Organizations Collaborate on Farmers to Families Food Program

first_img Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Local organizations on Wednesday announced they would be collaborating to distribute food to local residents later this week.The boxed food will be distributed at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Assembly Church of God in Christ, 55 E. Villa St., Pasadena.The church is teaming with Friends of the Miracle Mile and the Pasadena Community Coalition to provide food on a first-come, first-served basis.“We are blessed to be able to provide this high-quality fresh food for distribution to families in need during this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bishop Christopher E. Milton of Holy Assembly Church of God in Christ, who secured the USDA Farmers to Families program.“This will be our second month of giving this critical support to families in the area who are challenged to provide nutritious meals for their children,” Milton said.“This is a socially distanced, no-contact drive-through event,” said Martin Gordon of the Pasadena Community Coalition. “We want to make sure everyone stays safe and we’ll be providing Black Lives Matter masks to the first 100 people who visit the church location.”The California Association of Food Banks’ Farm to Family program works with farmers and ranchers to get state farm produce from the field to food banks across California.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website, the products can be donated outright to the association or they can work with Farm to Family to get a reimbursement that helps cover some costs.Food recipients get nutritious vegetables, fruit, grains, dairy, eggs, and meat. Food banks get a variety of healthful products delivered regularly, and farmers have a reliable destination for excess products.The no-contact, drive-through event will comply with social distancing guidelines.Presently, 20 food banks and pantries operate in Pasadena to provide food to residents experiencing food insecurity. The city has provided funding totaling $245,807 to support the operations of 10 programs from May through October. Subscribe Non-Profits News Pasadena Organizations Collaborate on Farmers to Families Food Program Non-contact drive-through event planned for Saturday By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 5:00 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 81 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newslast_img read more

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Luncheon fundraiser

first_img Pinterest Luncheon fundraiser By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Belmont Baptist Church and Student Ministries has scheduled a Spaghetti & Meatballs Luncheon Fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, 806 N. Belmont Ave. The menu will also include green beans, salad and dessert. Donations will be accepted. Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Local Newscenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous article022319_Ratliff_Road_Race_jf_08Next articleGIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Odessa High pulls off crucial win over Midland High in thriller Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

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Number signing on in Donegal down by nearly 2,000

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Number signing on in Donegal down by nearly 2,000 Facebook Homepage BannerNews Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By admin – November 7, 2015 PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrycenter_img Twitter Twitter Previous articleTraveller family in Donegal face homelessness on the brink of ChristmasNext articleRight2Water claim Donegal residents are receiving intimidating text messages from Irish Water admin Facebook WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers The number signing on the live register in Donegal has fallen by almost 2,000 in the last year.All social welfare offices across the county have shown a reduction in numbers.Government representatives have praised the Action Plan for Jobs for the reduction while others suggest it is more to do with emigration and schemes such as jobsbridge.The number signing on in Donegal last month was 16,173 – 600 less than the previous month and almost 2,000 less than October of 2014.All offices recorded a decrease over the course of the year – In Letterkenny the figure last month was 4,950 a drop of almost 600 on October 2014 and but slightly up on the previous month.In inishowen, 3,053 people singed on last month 180 less than September and 550 less than October 2014.Elsewhere there was a slight decrease in those signing on Between September and October in Ballybofey, Dunfanaghy, Dungloe and Killybegs but a slight month on month increase was recorded in Ballyshannon and Donegal Town. Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

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Council warns services will be hit if Household Charge isn’t paid

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Donegal County Council is urging the public to pay the household charge or it may be forced to revise its budget for 2012.If everyone in the country were to pay, Donegals’ portion would be in the region of €8 millionWhen the budget was agreed for this year the county manager took that in to consideration.The council is warning that if that money is not now forthcoming, then spending in the county may be cutIn a statement this afternoon the council said:’The proportion of Donegal’s LGF, as a proportion of National LGF is some 5%. Given that there is a targeted €160 million to be collected and disbursed to Council’s Nationally as part of the 2012 LGF, Donegals’ portion of such a fund can be estimated at 5% or some €8 million of the overall figure of €30, 945,838.”Minister’s Hogan’s recent indications that non-realization of targeted collection figures for the Household Charge may result in  Council’s having to review their 2012 expenditure plans, could give rise to reductions in services that are funded through the LGF on an annual basis.”The level and extent of any shortfall will have to be reviewed if this transpires, given the Council’s requirement to operate as a business in it’s own right, by managing expenditure within available income limits.’Donegal County Council therefore encourages all householders to pay the Household charge by 31st March 2012 to ensure the continuation of services as planned for in the 2012 Revenue Budget and also to avoid the incurring of penalties and interest which will be liable for payment effective from 1st April. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – March 21, 2012 Council warns services will be hit if Household Charge isn’t paid Twittercenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Previous articleDAAA now halfway through protest walk to DublinNext articleInitiative to link creative and traditional industries being launched in NW News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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House prices continue to rise in Donegal

first_imgThe cost of house prices both in Donegal and across the country are continuing to rise.Latest figures from Daft.ie’s Q1 House Price Report show the cost of a house in Donegal was 5% higher in the first three months of 2019 than the same time last year.Latest figures from Daft.ie’s quarterly house price report show the average price of a house nationally is now €261,000, that’s €15,000 higher than this time last year.In Donegal, prices for the first three months of 2019 were 5% higher than a year previously, compared to a fall of 2% seen a year ago. The average house price here is now 28% above its lowest point, at €146,000 euro.In Dublin, prices are continuing the upward trend, with average prices rising by an average of 74% since their lowest point in mid 2012. Average house prices there stand at €383,000 Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – April 1, 2019 Facebook Twitter Google+ House prices continue to rise in Donegal DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleFunding being made available for use of drones to tackle illegal dumpingNext articleDonegal to get slice of harbour & slipway repair funding News Highland WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

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MLB postpones 2 baseball games as Marlins members test positive for COVID-19

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPete Van Vleet/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two Major League Baseball games scheduled for Monday were postponed as coronavirus testing is underway, the league confirmed in a statement.The Miami Marlins canceled their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles scheduled for Monday night after multiple members of the team tested positive for the coronavirus, according to sources who told ESPN.“Postponing tonight’s home opener was the correct decision to ensure we take a collective pause and try to properly grasp the totality of this situation,” Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said in a statement.The Marlins wrapped up a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend, and as a precaution, the Phillies’ Monday home game against the New York Yankees was also postponed, the MLB announced.On Sunday, eight Marlins players and two coaches tested positive, sources told ESPN, after four other players had recently tested positive. The Marlins are in self-quarantine in Philadelphia, according Jeter’s statement.The Marlins expect coronavirus test results later Monday, per the statement. In the meantime, the MLB said it is watching the situation closely.“Major League Baseball has been coordinating with the Major League Baseball Players Association; the Marlins; the Orioles; the Marlins’ weekend opponent, the Phillies; and club medical staffs, and will continue to provide updates as appropriate,” the league said in a statement.Representatives from the Phillies, Yankees and Orioles did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for comment. As of Monday morning, the other scheduled MLB games were not postponed.The Orioles completed their first three games in Boston over the weekend and were set to play the Marlins this week with three games in Miami and three games in Baltimore. The Marlins played two exhibition games in Atlanta last week before their series in Philadelphia.MLB began a shortened season last week and is operating under strict rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Fans are not allowed to see games live in stadiums and teams are only competing with clubhouses located in their regional division so that travel is limited.Under the MLB’s health guidelines, players who test positive for the coronavirus will be isolated from the team until they test negative twice at least 24 hours apart, show no symptoms for 72 hours and receive approval from team doctors.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img July 27, 2020 /Sports News – National MLB postpones 2 baseball games as Marlins members test positive for COVID-19last_img read more

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Oxford Women in Computer Science announces collaboration with Zilliqa

first_imgPaula Fiddi, founder of OxWoCS, told Decrypt that “At OxWoCS, our goal is to ensure that female scientists are presented with equal opportunities to engage with various areas of the tech industry. From established fields of research to nascent disciplines ripe for exploration, it’s important that women are adequately represented in order to champion diversity both in action and in practice.” Zilliqa, a public blockchain platform based in Singapore, describes itself as “a high-through- put blockchain platform that achieves over 2,828 transactions per second in its testnet by the implementation of sharding.” Its developer marketing head Saiba Kataruka told Decrypt: “Diversity continues to be an endemic prob- lem in the wider tech industry, and blockchain is no different. We are excited to be embarking on this collaboration with OxWoCS to champion the involvement of more women in this rapidly evolving space.” Oxford Women in Computer Science (OxWoCS), a society at the University which “aims to promote and support women in science,” announced on October 31st that it will begin a series of collaborative workshops with the help of public blockchain platform Zilliqa. OxWoCS is already sponsored by companies including Google and Facebook. The blockchain industry has long suffered from a massive gender gap, with men taking up 85% of blockchain startup memberships. Data group LongHash, while researching a report on inclusivity in blockchain, found only one startup with more than one female executive. Fewer than five percent of GitHub cryptocontributors are women. The nascent industry has been compared to a “New England country club” in media for its shocking gender disparity, and this challenge is the one the workshop series aims to address. Spaces at the workshop series will be limited to approximately 20 students per session. The first one, having taken place on the 31st, introduced students to blockchain, Bitcoin, and basic information about the industry and workshop series. The next three sessions will take place on November 7th, 14th, and 21st, and will introduce students to cod- ing a simple smart contract and business use-cases for a public blockchain, culminating in a demo day where qualifying entries will be evaluated for prizes. Those who excel in these workshops may be considered for Zilliqa’s Ecosystem Grant Program, which allows students to receive both funding and mentorship for their ideas. The sessions are hosted in the Department of Computer Science, and interested students can register through a Google Form linked in their Facebook event.last_img read more

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