Organisations that are encouraging intercultural dialogue and which are in a position to scale-up and replicate are invited to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award.A partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group, the award offers a first prize of $40,000. Nine other organisations judged to have the potential for expansion and replication will also be awarded funding and strategic support.To be eligible organisations, which can be anywhere in the world, must be running innovative and sustainable projects that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. They should also be working in the fields of:– migration and integration;– intercultural awareness;– education for intercultural citizenship;– and/or be organisations addressing the needs of specific groups in promoting intercultural understanding (e.g. faith-based, youth, women, media, etc.)The deadline to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award is 30 September 2015 at 5pm EST. Howard Lake | 2 September 2015 | News Past winners 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. Tagged with: Funding 15 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis $40k prize offered for intercultural dialogue and understanding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
L. Carter/National Park Service(KING SALMON, Alaska) –All hail this year’s “Queen of Corpulence.”A national park in Alaska declared 435 Holly the winner of its 2019 Fat Bear Week competition on Tuesday.“She is fat. She is fabulous,” the Katmai National Park & Preserve wrote on Facebook.In photos from July, 435 Holly touted a slimmer figure but she managed to beautifully pack on the pounds for hibernation and dominate the competition.The public votes online in the annual contest to name the fattest and baddest bear of the state’s Brook River.Katmai called it a “March Madness-style competition.”During hibernation, which can last for up to half a year, a bear can lose one third of its body mass, making the weight a bear gains before all the more important.“There is no shame in winning this contest as large amounts of body fat in brown bears is indicative of good health and strong chances of survival,” the park said in a statement.Bears in Katmai are among the largest in the world, according to the park. Adult males typically weight 600-900 pounds before hibernation, but clock in at well over 1,000 pounds as hibernation begins. Adult females usually weigh about one third less than adult males.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.