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£1m National Lottery funding to enable digital heritage volunteering



Participants on a 360 filmmaking prorgramme with PRONI capture sights and sounds of their local area

Seventeen heritage projects in the UK have received a share of £1 million from the National Lottery to support volunteers in developing and contributing their digital skills, both remotely and in person.

Funding comes from the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage initiative and includes projects such as Museum and Heritage Access 2022, led by a charity for the blind and partially sighted Vocal Eyes.

The project will primarily recruit digital volunteers from the deaf, disabled and neurodivergent communities to help increase inclusion on heritage sites in the UK. It will see volunteers help design and conduct an audit of how disability access information is shared on museum and heritage websites and how accessible the website itself is.

They will then play a role in improving this by giving workshops for heritage employees.

Another project, CollabArchive, is led by Northern Ireland’s creative media arts center The Nerve Centre, in partnership with the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland.

Using podcasts, virtual reality tours and other digital techniques, volunteers will tag and archive material related to the topics of Gender & Women, LGBTQ+, Disability, Citizenship & Social Rights and Migration.

The project offers volunteer opportunities to LGBTQ+ consortia, disability activist groups, youth and people from ethnic minority backgrounds to add new perspectives to the archives.

The projects should provide heritage organizations with the perspectives and skills of ‘remote’ and on-site digital volunteers, including those who may not have had the opportunity to volunteer before.

The impact of the new volunteering opportunities and ways of working will be shared by the heritage sector.

Ros Kerslake, CEO of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said the initiative would help “break down barriers and inspire the industry to engage even more people with the heritage they love.”

Full list of the awarded projects

Capture and storage of British Resistance operational bases, observation posts and training sites during WWIIThe Coleshill Auxiliary Research Team

CollabArchivenerve center

Crowd Cymru: A Crowdsourcing Platform for Archives in WalesTorfaen County Borough Council

Digital Heritage Skills: Telling Inverclyde’s Story on WikipediaInverclyde Community Development Trust

Digital Heroes Heritage Trust Network

Digitization of multilingual heritageManchester Museum

Dive into the digital archives of the ‘Earl of Abergavenny’Portland Museum Trust £59,014

Access to museum and heritage 2022Vocal eyes

Remote volunteering and digital heritageGlasgow Women’s Library

Remote digitalCouncil of Barnsley

Ripon 1350Cathedral of Ripon

Saving and sharing our digital plant heritagePlant Heritage

Telling stories and talking: empowering our volunteersRoyal Pavilion and Museums To trust

The Digital Dig: Discover Britain’s Lost Nurseries Royal Horticultural Society

Torre Abbey digital volunteersTorbay Council

Unlock LandscapesUniversity of Exeter

Lively volunteer work virtually everywhereplant life


Indian Parliament calls on Facebook India officials to discuss citizens’ rights and women’s safety




Indian Parliament summons Facebook India officials to discuss citizens’ rights and Women’s safety

Last year, former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang published a memo describing how Facebook is being used to influence global politics. She spoke about advanced systems in India used to influence the 2020 Delhi elections, along with similar systems in other developing countries around the world. Now, following her memo and a recent controversy surrounding Facebook’s policies and impact on politics, Parliament has called on Facebook India officials to discuss women’s civil rights and security.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology (IT) will be held on Nov. 29, with Congress leader Shashi Tharoor appointed as its chairman.

“To hear the views of Facebook India representatives on protecting civil rights and preventing the abuse of social/online news media platforms, including special emphasis on women’s safety in the digital space,” the committee’s agenda read.

Parliament calls on Facebook India officials to discuss citizens' rights and women's safety

Treating Social Media Like Publishers

Currently, our laws treat social media platforms as content intermediaries, and this approach has not done much to regulate the type of content that is published and distributed. With hate speech and fake news attributed to numerous municipal incidents across the country, the parliamentary panel set up last week to examine the impact of such platforms concluded they need a separate regulatory body, similar to the Press Council of India.

This will make the platforms more liable for user-generated content – ​​something companies like Facebook and Twitter don’t want to take any responsibility for. In addition, as more and more consumers in tier-2 and tier-3 cities use smartphones and set up social media accounts, data protection itself has become a widespread government concern. With this in mind, the Personal Data Protection Act, 2019, may be revised to protect non-personal data from misuse by such companies.

Treating Social Media Like Publishers

What about the Metaverse?

While the Indian government is moving in the right direction in protecting its citizens, there is certainly a much bigger threat on the horizon – the Metaverse. As people move into virtual realities and build lives there, today’s data protection and privacy laws may eventually become meaningless. Imagine controlling factual experiences that influence public opinion, transforming people from subscribers to one political ideology to completely opposite. Now imagine this happening so subtly that you barely have time to reassess your values.

If companies like Meta want to make virtual worlds accessible to Indian citizens, they need to provide transparency about how they will use customer data.

Also read: Facebook to protect famous people, while stomping on the crowd


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Need a Microsoft 365 Family subscription? Get a $50 Amazon Gift Card for just an extra $6




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If you’ve been waiting for the right time to renew your Microsoft 365 subscription, this might be it. Amazon has a Cyber ​​Monday deal for an annual subscription to Microsoft 365 Family, which means you can get a $50 Amazon gift card with it for just $6. That means you get 12 months of Microsoft 365 for your family, plus a $50 Amazon gift card for just $106, instead of $150.

    Microsoft 365 Family 12 Month Subscription + $50 Amazon Gift Card ($44 off)
    Microsoft 365 gives you access to Microsoft’s Office apps, Microsoft Editor and Family Safety. You also get a $50 Amazon gift card for just $6 more.

Microsoft 365 Family includes all the standard Microsoft Office apps — Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook — for up to 5 users, plus 1 TB of OneDrive storage for each of those users (5 TB in total). It also includes recent additions such as premium Microsoft Editor features, including clarity, brevity, and other advanced suggestions. Plus, you get access to Family Safety features, including location tracking for your family members, screen time control, and parental controls for kids.

As mentioned above, the family plan works for up to five users and lasts for a whole year. Being a part of Microsoft 365 also means you get new features and updates every month at no extra cost, unlike Office’s perpetual licenses that are only updated every three years and require you to purchase a new license. Buying this subscription will also activate auto-renewal, so you’ll need to opt out if you don’t want to continue using it after the first year.

Plus, you get a $50 Amazon gift card to spend on anything you want, and you pay just $6 for it. That basically gives you an extra $44 to spend on just about anything you want on Amazon, which is a really nice deal.

Stop by our Cyber ​​Monday PC Deals hub to check out some of the best deals on PCs, accessories, and more — you might even be able to use that Amazon gift card on some of them. If you’re more interested in smartphones, we also have a list of Cyber ​​Monday deals focused on that.

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Orlando Pirates vs LPRC Oilers: LIVE SCORES




Orlando Pirates vs LPRC Oilers: LIVE SCORES

Orlando Pirates are in action tonight in their CAF Confederation Cup final play-off round first game against LRPC Oilers.


The meeting is scheduled for kick-off at the Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Liberia for 18:00.


The Buccaneers secured their spot in the final round of play-offs after beating Congolese side Diables Noirs 1-0.

LRPC Oilers vs Orlando Pirates: LIVE SCORES

Starting position

Orlando Pirates

Mpontshane, Nyauza, Mngonyama, Mabaso, Mako, Motshwari, Makaringe, Hotto, Mabasa, Mntambo, Dzvukamanja

Subs: Sandilands, Shandu, Maela, Sam, Monare, Makgaka, Mhango

Shape guide

“Both sides have had a mix of results in recent weeks, but based on their most recent appearances, Orlando Pirates should go into the game with some confidence.” – The official Pirates site report.

“In their last assignment, the Soweto Giants were dominant on the road, beating Stellenbosch FC 3-0 to claim their biggest margin of the season. The result also ended a two-game winless run that saw the Buccaneers endure a loss and a draw, both away from home. The Oilers, on the other hand, have had a harder time since they kicked off their domestic league campaign with a convincing 3-0 win over newly promoted Sandi FC.


“Since then they have played three games without winning, drawn twice and lost once. The Liberians are in the Confed Cup after falling from the Champions League, courtesy of a 4-0 aggregate defeat to Raja Casablanca. Orlando Pirates reached the Playoff Round after beating Diables Noirs of Congo in their draw in the second qualifying round.

READ NOW: Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates & Co Are Banned From Participating In CAF Club Competitions!

Orlando Pirates vs LRPC Oilers: kick-off time

The action at the Kanyon Doe Sports Complex starts at 18:00. The match will NOT be broadcast live in South Africa. It also remains to be seen whether a live stream will be provided by the Buccaneers’ social media team.

This website will give you live coverage this afternoon of the Orlando Pirates showdown against LRPC Oilers. You can follow Liberia’s live scores here.


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