AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Advertisement Melanie May | 18 February 2016 | News Last year 13 teams took part in Water Innovators, raising £74,000 for WaterAid’s post-earthquake work in Nepal.The companies were tasked with real challenges from WaterAid’s Nepal team including addressing water source depletion and promoting rainwater harvesting in rural areas, and looking at how the charity can advise local authorities in the building, management and promotion of public toilets in urban Kathmandu. There is still just time to sign up for Water Innovators 2016, WaterAid’s employee development challenge for its corporate partners.Teams compete with others worldwide to solve a real challenge, raise funds for the charity, and develop new skills.Deadline for registering is 19th February, and teams must comprise eight to 12 people, with a senior colleague to act as team sponsor.This year, teams must propose solutions to a real problem faced by the WaterAid team in Cambodia, choosing between water, sanitation and hygiene.Teams will also face a Dragons’ Den style pitch to win seed funding before organising creative fundraising projects to raise more than £3000 to support WaterAid projects.In return for contributing their expertise, the project promises to help team members develop professional skills including project management, leadership, influencing, networking and commercial acumen.More information including a brochure and how to sign up is available on the WaterAid site.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ni8d7tBMKI[/youtube] Last chance to enter WaterAid’s Water Innovators 2016 71 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 70 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: competition corporate About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
At-Large seats: Glenn Conner of, Peru Ind., and Dennis Maple of, Greentown Ind. are running for re-election. Herb Ringel of Wabash, Ind. and Mike Beard from Frankfort, Ind. are running as new candidates in the election. The At-Large seats represent the entire state of Indiana.Newly-elected directors will serve three-year terms beginning October 1, 2012. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years.Source: ICMC District 8: David Gottbrath of Pekin, Ind. is running for re-election. District 8 counties include Brown, Monroe, Lawrence, Jackson, Orange, Washington, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, and Perry. By Andy Eubank – Jul 12, 2012 District 5: Mike Shuter of Frankton, Ind. is running for re-election. District 5 counties include Howard, Grant, Clinton, Tipton, Madison, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Rush, Bartholomew, and Decatur. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Voting Opens August 6 for Indiana Corn Marketing Council Board Elections SHARE Voting Opens August 6 for Indiana Corn Marketing Council Board Elections Indiana corn producers are encouraged to vote in the Indiana Corn Marketing Council’s (ICMC) annual election, which runs from August 6-17, 2012 at county Purdue Cooperative Extension Service offices across the state.The ICMC board manages state corn checkoff investments and determines promotional, educational and research activities that can strengthen Indiana’s corn industry.“Through this election process, Indiana corn farmers have the opportunity to have a say in who helps direct the investment of our corn checkoff dollars and it is important that there’s good participation state-wide,” said David Howell, vice president of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and farmer from Middletown, Ind. “We want farmers who are willing to think about programs that are effective and innovative when it comes to supporting and growing our corn industry here in the state with the end goal of ultimately benefitting all Indiana farmers, including livestock producers who are important consumers of our corn crop.”According to the Indiana Corn Market Development Law, those who vote in the election of directors to the ICMC Board must be an Indiana corn producer, which is defined as “a person in the business of producing and marketing corn in Indiana under the producer’s own name or in the name of an entity in which the producer has ownership.” Visit www.incorn.org/checkoffinfo for more information.Any qualified individual unable to vote in person during the election period of Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 17 may request an absentee ballot from now until Saturday, August 4. The absentee ballots can be attained at any county Cooperative Extension Service office or by contacting Melanie Batalis, ICMC program manager, at 1-877-CORN-444 or [email protected] state is divided into nine districts with one director representing each of the districts and six At-Large seats representing the entire state of Indiana. This year, ICMC has seats up for election in Districts 2, 5 and 8, as well as two At-Large seats. Candidates for each district are:District 2: Dean Eppley of Wabash, Ind. is running for re-election. District 2 counties include St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, Fulton, Cass, Miami, Wabash, and Carroll. Facebook Twitter Previous articleAll 92 Indiana Counties now in DroughtNext articleIndiana Lt Governor Skillman Weighs in on Drought Andy Eubank
LifestyleArtsEntertainmentFilmNewsLocal NewsMayor congratulates Limerick’s Ruth Negga on Oscar nominationBy Editor – January 24, 2017 1098 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Facebook Catalyst International Film Festival launches today Email First Irish death from Coronavirus Previous articleMunster confirm Hart & Farrell capture as Hanrahan returnsNext articleGuitar night for Dolan’s Editor Limerick City and County Mayor, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon has congratulated actor Ruth Negga on her Oscar nomination for her role in the film ‘Loving’.“I was absolutely delighted to hear the news, and all of Limerick is certainly rooting for her,” said Mayor O’Hanlon. “It’s great for Limerick – we’re on the map now in the film industry, especially with our new purpose built Troy Film Studios in Castletroy open for business.”Displaying his knowledge of cinema through the ages, the Mayor pointed to another famous local actor in commending Negga’s achievements, “Ruth is the second Limerick person to be nominated for an Academy Award. Richard Harris was nominated twice.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Ruth has done her family in Dooradoyle and Limerick very proud,” the Mayor said. “I will be writing to her on behalf of the citizens of Limerick to congratulate her on her nomination and the best of luck at the ceremony next month. Win or lose, I would love to invite her and her family to a Mayoral Reception, when her schedule allows,” he concluded. Advertisement TAGSfeaturedMayor Kieran O’HanlonRuth Negga Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended
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Twitter Inishowen briefing on Derry City of Culture opportunities Google+ Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business representatives and community groups from around Inishowen are being invited to attend a 2013 City of Culture Briefing on Monday 25th June at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana,The briefing is being organised by Inishowen Tourism, Buncrana Town Council and the City of Culture Team.The event is aimed at informing businesses and community groups about the programme of events being organised for 2013 and potential social and economic opportunities they present for Inishowen.Inishowen Tourism also intends in the coming weeks to hold three community group workshops throughout the peninsula to identify possible community projects that will compliment the City of Culture offering.Inishowen Tourism have already appointed Jennifer O’Donnell as City of Culture & Trade Liaison Officer, a dedicated resource that will strengthen communication and the working partnership with Derry in the run up to and throughout 2013 for the maximum benefit of Inishowen. Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Previous articleFF councillor takes mayoral chain in BuncranaNext articleGAA – Derry Name Team To Face Donegal News Highland By News Highland – June 14, 2012 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published
Training & Education View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Anchorage USS ANCHORAGESan Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), along with the embarked Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, ASEAN, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, arrived in Pearl Harbor March 28. USS Anchorage Finishes AMW Certifications View post tag: Certifications View post tag: Naval April 1, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: AMW Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Anchorage Finishes AMW Certifications View post tag: finishes View post tag: USS Prior to the transit to Hawaii, Anchorage set off to achieve certifications AMW 2.3B and 2.4B off the coast of Southern California. The certifications are a series of exercises designed to assess an amphibious ship’s ability to recover a wide range of amphibious vehicles.The certifications included recovering a landing craft utility boat, Marine amphibious assault vehicles and a simulated emergency recovery of a stranded landing craft, air cushioned (LCAC) as the LCAC simulated complete loss of power while off cushion.“It is a very challenging and tedious recovery, but like always, Anchorage left nothing to chance and executed it flawlessly,” said Chief Warrant Officer Ronald Ellis, the ship’s boatswain.Despite the challenges, the crew of Anchorage completed the certifications before setting course for Pearl Harbor.“I am proud to say that we have met every certification on our first try,” said Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of Anchorage. “It is this crew that does it. They go out there and they make it happen every time.”[mappress]Press Release, April 1, 2014; Image: Wikimedia
Today, Steve Miller Band has confirmed their first tour dates of 2019. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is coming off a productive 2018, after performing 57 shows across North America with his band, as well as producing and personally directing the curation and creative process for two new, career-spanning Steve Miller Band Ultimate Hits collections.Steve Miller Band will open up their spring tour at Clearwater, FL’s Ruth Eckerd Hall on March 12th, before making stops at Fort Myers, FL’s Suncoast Credit Union Arena (3/13); Orlando, FL’s Universal Studios Florida – Music Plaza Stage (3/16); Hollywood, FL’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (3/17); Greenville, SC’s Peace Center (3/20); Montgomery, AL’s Performing Arts Center (3/21); Biloxi, MS’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (3/23); and a final show at Southaven, MS’s Bank Plus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove on March 24th.The press release notes that all shows will be billed as “An Evening with Steve Miller Band,” without any support acts. More Steve Miller Band tour dates and album release and compilation news will be announced in the upcoming months.Tickers go on sale this Friday, January 18th at 10 a.m. local time.For more information on ticketing and tour dates, head to Steve Miller Band’s website here.Steve Miller Band Spring 2019 Tour Dates:3/12 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall3/13 – Fort Myers, FL – Suncoast Credit Union Arena3/16 – Orlando, FL – Universal Studios Florida – Music Plaza Stage3/17 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino3/20 – Greenville, SC – Peace Center3/21 – Montgomery, AL – Montgomery Performing Arts Center3/23 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino3/24 – Southaven, MS – Bank Plus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Let’s imagine that one day in December 1609, playwright William Shakespeare wakes up and sees a time machine next to his bed. Curious about the future and always eager for more education, he sets the dials to “400 years ahead” and “Cambridge.”There’s a flash of light, a puff of smoke, and — oops, wrong Cambridge. Shakespeare emerges on the afternoon of Dec. 5, 2009, near Harvard Square, and walks into the first theater he sees. On the bill at the Loeb Main Stage is a matinee presentation of “Best of Both Worlds,” a rhythm-and-blues and gospel send-up of his “The Winter’s Tale.” He watches the show and, zounds, he likes it.Had the Bard of Avon arrived a few hours earlier, he could have heard a discussion called “Shakespeare Exploded,” part of a semester-long festival of plays, readings, panels, and outdoor performances by the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). The concept, conceived by the A.R.T.’s new artistic director, Diane Paulus ’88, is to show how Shakespeare’s work can be performed in modern times.What would Shakespeare think of the myriad ways that his work is staged now?He would be fine with that, suggested Paulus. For one thing, Shakespeare, whom she called a “theater animal,” embraced in his own time what is still a key mission of the theater: to bring in audiences.Paulus likes the idea of reclaiming theater’s place as it was in Shakespeare’s time, “when it was more central and vital,” she said during the panel discussion. Theater then was a civic congregation that mixed the classes, celebrated language, and ritualized social life.“We’re in show business. Shakespeare was in show business,” summed up panelist Oskar Eustis, who sees a similar audience-driven connection as bridging the ages. Eustis is artistic director of New York’s Public Theater, which among other programs brings Shakespeare plays to New York City’s parks in summer.The bard’s plays contained characters for everyone: Bottom for the groundlings, Macbeth for the university-educated, and Lear for the royals. Diverse audiences helped to transform the playwright, said Eustis, and “forced Shakespeare’s talent to expand and fully flower.”At the heart of “Shakespeare Exploded” are three main renderings of his plays made modern, all on stage through early January.“The Donkey Show,” directed by Paulus, is a reimagining of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in a 1970s disco. Groundlings — most of the audience stays standing — are invited to dance as the show weaves around them. There are love potions, glittering and half-naked wood fairies, chaotic romance, and a looming Puck (on skates).Then and now, said Paulus, whether in an enchanted wood or a magical nightclub, the experience “creates space for freedom of expression.”“Sleep No More” is “Macbeth” made modern as a kind of Alfred Hitchcock thriller. It is a multi-sensory theater experience set in an abandoned school in Brookline, Mass., and was performed first by the London-based Punchdrunk company in its North American debut. Guests in masks wander through 44 rooms, including one full of pine trees and another lined with hospital beds. Watch out for the witches in the basement. They are toil and trouble.“Best of Both Worlds,” co-written and directed by Paulus, brings “The Winter’s Tale” — with its jealousy, death, and redemption — forward into an all-black world. Joining in at the end of each performance are rocking, robed choruses from Boston-area church, university, and gospel choirs.Earlier this year, the A.R.T.’s second-year students in graduate training put on a streamlined version on the Loeb Main Stage. The production also toured area schools.“Shakespeare Exploded” owes its origins to a conversation that Paulus had more than a year ago with Harvard Shakespeare scholar Marjorie Garber, author of, among other books, “Shakespeare and Modern Culture” (2008). Garber is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies, as well as director of the Carpenter Center.The conversation led to the idea of a festival of modern Shakespeare, and a new course. Paulus and Garber taught “Theater, Dream, Shakespeare” this semester, the first collaboration of its kind between the A.R.T. and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (The course was also offered online through the Harvard Extension School.)The course reflects another Paulus mission, to make the A.R.T. — its productions, actors, directors, dancers, singers, technicians — penetrate more fully into the intellectual and pedagogical life of Harvard.What do the three main plays have in common? asked Garber during the panel discussion. “These are all dream plays,” she said, the artful consequence of a human desire across the ages to “wish and hope and pray.”All of the plays bring to life “the power of the theatrical,” she said. This visceral sense of the emotional and intellectual power of the arts is what she and Paulus hope will draw the next generation of theatergoers and patrons of the arts. Emphasizing the importance of the humanities, Garber said, “You cannot start too young, and you never end.”Eustis, who will dispatch mobile theater companies next year to all of New York City’s boroughs, agreed on the need for outreach and audience expansion. To that end, he said, “The most important thing you can do is make theater people want to see.” (The three A.R.T. Shakespeare productions have come close to selling out, and repeat customers are common.)These modern explorations of Shakespeare are more than “adaptations,” said Garber. That is a word she dislikes because it implies his plays are set in stone. But in reality, she said, his plays are different every time they are staged, and are “artistic in their own right.”During the course, Paulus and Garber experimented with other new notions, including remixes, sampling, and mashups.Call the modern Shakespeare what you want, said Eustis, but be sure to “reach the people, and build a bridge to the deepest art form.”In the end, theater still does what it did in Shakespeare’s time and before, he said. “We are in the business of telling stories — lies — to strangers in the dark.”
Harvard Divinity School senior lecturer Diane Moore has modest goals for her upcoming online course, “World Religions Through Their Scripture.” She merely wants to increase religious understanding, open up crucial dialogues, and change the world — or at least to create a MOOC that will examine religion in a uniquely enlightening way.The course, which launches this spring, will bring together Harvard’s leading scholars in the world’s major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. As a HarvardX MOOC (massive open online course), it was designed to attract an international, multicultural audience.Moore, a senior lecturer on religious studies and education, a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions, and director of the Religious Literacy Project, has long been an advocate of “religious literacy,” meaning an understanding of how religion works in its cultural and political contexts. Thus her goal is not to champion one religion over another, but to heighten the study of religion itself. And it’s not often that scholars of each leading religion interact in the real world, much less online.“The premise is that lack of understanding about religion — or in the term I use, religious illiteracy — is both widespread and dangerous,” she said. “It fuels bigotry and prejudice and hinders cooperative endeavors in local and global arenas. Though a better understanding of religion is not itself going to cure the world’s ills, it can certainly help create bridges and better understanding of our fellow humans. An approach like this isn’t radical within the study of religion. But unfortunately, very few citizens of the world have been exposed to the study of religion as part of their schooling or intellectual life.”The key to studying religions, Moore believes, is through their scripture. In some ways the class will function like a legal course: When students examine sacred texts like the Bible and Quran, they’ll be noting how they can be differently interpreted. As Moore explains, religions often evolve and change according to the political and cultural climate.“It becomes an interesting set of questions: What interpretations rise to prominence in a given historical or cultural moment, and which become marginalized? Who gets to interpret, which voices get authority at different times? And how do communities of faith negotiate these differences within their own traditions? For example, you can look at the issue of peace and violence: Which contexts give rise to religious authority promoting peaceful coexistence, and what gives rise to religious expressions of violence?”Likewise, she plans to explore how issues of gender have evolved over the years. “There is really no uniformity in any tradition about issues related to gender. Instead you see diverse interpretations of the roles of men and women that are represented in what we call the scriptures. That will be a theme running through all of the modules.”Since the course was designed as a MOOC, and not adapted from a traditional classroom course, it aims to minimize the “talking head” style of teaching in favor of video and interactivity. There are six modules: the first an overview, then one devoted to each religion. New content will be introduced on two days of each week.And on the third day there will be light — and sound. “That’s when we want students to avail themselves of the discussion,” Moore said. “There’ll be opportunities to post video, be in live contact, and respond to exercises.”The format also enables the study of religion in the context of place. Hollis Professor of Divinity Karen King, who put together the Christianity module, plans a virtual tour of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is built on the historic site of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. “The focus for me is on teaching students to study religion, to distinguish from how it’s practiced by believers” she said, “not teaching them to follow the religion, but to disperse easy stereotypes and make the religion appropriately interesting and complex.”As King points out, the Bible is also more fluid than people usually realize. ”Everyone assumes that the Bible is fixed and set, but that isn’t true. Catholics have more books than Protestants do, and you can take into account how it is acculturated in different places. There is a history of Christianity in Ethiopia that is entirely separate from how we think of it.”The course’s interactivity allows students to contrast different versions of the Bible. “We’ve videotaped a good scene with Karen on camera and dozens of Bibles around her,” project leader Zachary Davis said. Creative animations are now being produced as well. “There’ll be a piece on how to think of different levels of violence. They’re really beautiful and fun animations.”The modules can be taken individually, but students who take all six will notice some recurring themes. Because King’s module comes first, she’ll be introducing ideas that can be explored in the context of other religions. “We talk, for instance, about how Christians treat difference and diversity,” she said. “I talk about the Christian concept of the heretic, what paganism and Judaism are, and how Christianity has defined them. We look at the story of Sarah and Hagar, which is in the Book of Genesis but is also important to Muslims and Jews, so the same story is used differently. “As Davis pointed out, a course like this could hardly be better timed. “There is no doubt that there’s strong motivation of peace-building here. So many of our current conflicts are based on poor understanding of religion. So I think it’s fair to say that a better understanding is crucial for the challenges we all face going forward.”Registration for the course is now open. There will be a panel discussion with the instructors on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Andover Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information.World Religions Through Their Scripture <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-YQXRrNo70″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/U-YQXRrNo70/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Harvard senior lecturer Diane Moore will be teaching a MOOC through HarvardX, “World Religions Through Their Scripture.” The course, which launches this spring, will bring together Harvard’s leading scholars in the world’s major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam.
IT managers today are on the forefront of information delivery services. Users are demanding highly available and secure data transfers that are flexible enough to serve them on the road and multiple devices. The days of traveling physically to a secure location to access a file are fast becoming extinct.Technology transformation has a major impact on how and where we share information, so it’s natural to expect it to also impact how we provide trust for that information. We stay connected across more devices than ever, in more places. It no longer makes sense to apply old methods of static controls and expensive locks, which mimicked our approach to security of physical locations, in a fast-paced, widespread environment. Traditional methods applied to modern data flows ultimately hinder even authorized processes and builds bottlenecks, which prompts users to seek out other service providers.That is why new and more complete enterprise solutions have been developed to meet the requirements of the end-user as well as IT and Security; they are flexible enough to enhance whatever users have, wherever they are, and make enterprise file sync and sharing (EFSS) easy yet trusted. Better service means more visibility and control while delivering automated and safe EFSS. Users gain the access they demand and IT reduces risk, once the following three key elements are present:Frictionless user experienceIndustry-leading security and compliance controlsFlexible and trusted storageFirst, a frictionless user experience means a convenient and integrated experience. This reduces the urge to seek unauthorized or unsafe paths to share information. How many times has an email server or a file server imposed limits that blocked an important business transaction? High performance with low overhead, as well as access online or offline, is critical for productivity in mobile and remote network environments. Productivity does not have to stop when working with large files, changing devices, or using various networks.Second, industry-leading controls means giving IT the features and tools they need to trust EFSS in large deployments. These include capabilities such as:Integration with a directory to enable automatic provision and removal of accountsGranular access policies, set by group and user, to control allowable devices, what and how much storage can be used, and file types that are permittedFile and usage tracking with continuous audit and reporting, to support risk analysis and response by the security teamPolicy-driven storage so IT can decide where files are stored, public cloud or on-premise, for privacy and compliance reasonsMultifactor authentication to control devices authorizationThird, flexible and trusted storage means using independently certified infrastructure that can handle disasters and business continuity events. EFSS can be provided from cloud arrays that scale rapidly while also providing the highest levels of availability. Or files can be stored on scalable network storage devices deep within an enterprise perimeter, while still providing secure access to nearly any device from almost any network.Ironically, sometimes the best way to secure a process is to not lock it down, but allow it to happen with the proper controls and IT reporting in place. Users today are sophisticated enough to get what they want by going around IT. That can effectively neutralize the investment IT is making in security and how they control information. When users go to consumer products, data is at risk and IT doesn’t even know about it. The ability to set granular policy controls and gain visibility into file sharing while providing a delightful experience is the only way IT can “manage the unmanageable.”