September 4

Retailers plead over Budget

first_img Shop owners have called for a “retail friendly” Budget next month, after new data showed a spike in the number of empty shops. Figures from the Local Data Company, published today, show shop vacancy rates climbed to 14.5 per cent at the end of 2010, compared to 12 per cent a year earlier. The British Retail Consortium has called on the chancellor to limit the impact of an impending rise in business rates and to cancel any further rises in the national minimum wage. Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap Share Monday 14 February 2011 8:31 pm Retailers plead over Budget KCS-content center_img whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

June 20

Seguir a Jesús significa ser un testigo viviente, no un…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK President of the House of Deputies, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem El obispo primado Michael Curry le dice al Consejo Ejecutivo el 9 de junio que los episcopales son llamados a comportarse de tal manera que se asemejen al modo de ser de Jesús. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal oyó un auténtico llamado a la acción cristiana de labios de sus dos líderes el día de la apertura de su reunión del 9 al 11 de junio en esta ciudad.El obispo primado Michael Curry sugirió que los episcopales deben tomar de modelo a Ester, la heroína bíblica. Enmarcada durante el tiempo del exilio judío en Persia, era vista inicialmente como la mujer hermosa, obediente y relativamente pasiva que era la reina para el rey de Persia. Ella llegó a creer que estaba llamada a salvar a su pueblo y se valió de la retórica para persuadir al rey que salvara a su pueblo judío que vivía en el exilio en Persia. Hasta entonces, ella no había revelado su identidad judía.“Digo esto con toda humildad, verdaderamente: acaso esta Iglesia Episcopal ha venido al reino para un tiempo como este”, aseveró Curry.“Tal vez hemos tenido un período de ser parte del establishment, lo cual ya no es el caso, y tal vez hemos disfrutado de los beneficios de ser parte de ese establishment, pero ello no puede durar mucho más”, afirmó.Él dijo que una época como esta es “un momento raro [en el orden] nacional, cultural y global: cuando las cosas se invierten, cuando los antiguos patrones dejan de funcionar, cuando las viejas normas ni siquiera parece que se aplican, cuando la verdad no parece ser lo que solía ser la verdad, y de repente todo lo que era erróneo es lo correcto. De repente,  incluso el cristianismo es absorbido por la injusticia, por la falta de compasión, por la inhumanidad, por la deshonestidad”.Curry dijo que parte de la vocación de la Iglesia Episcopal es dar testimonio de una manera de ser cristiano que realmente se asemeje a Jesús de Nazaret. Esa manera de ser cristiano “no es cómplice de la cultura, cualquiera que sea esa cultura”, señaló.“No es una manera de ser cristiano que se encuentra en el bolsillo del partido político de cualquiera, de izquierda, de derecha o de centro, sino un modo de ser cristiano que se atreve a seguir a Jesús, a amar a la manera de Jesús”, dando y perdonando como lo hizo Jesús en tanto ama la justicia y la misericordia y camina humildemente ante Dios.La Iglesia ha tenido muchos slogans y campañas, añadió el Obispo Primado.“Sin embargo, no creo que esto sea un nuevo slogan, una nueva campaña, un nuevo programa. De hecho, no se trata de nada nuevo en absoluto”, siguió diciendo. “La verdad a que nos referimos ahora es una manera de seguir a Jesús. Se trata de ser formados como seguidores de Jesús y, a partir de ahí, producir un testimonio en el mundo que marque la diferencia y dar testimonio de una manera de ser cristiano que puede parecer poca cosa” pero que importa profundamente cuando “hasta el cristianismo ha sido secuestrado”.Curry, diciendo que temía poder estar incursionando en un terreno peligroso, instó a los episcopales a escuchar la retórica política con lo que podría llamarse oídos bíblicamente formados. Cuando a veces escuchan voces que pretenden representar al cristianismo en nuestra vida pública y en la esfera pública, presten cuidadosa atención a lo que se dice y a lo que no se dice”, recalcó. ¿Escuchan las palabras del Sermón del Monte, o de Mateo 25, o el resumen de la ley o las palabras de Jesús en la Última Cena sobre el amor y el servicio a los demás?, preguntó.La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados y vicepresidente del Consejo Ejecutivo, le dice a los miembros del Consejo el 9 de junio que los episcopales deben comprometerse con acciones específicas en el mundo como testigos cristianos. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, se hizo eco de esos sentimientos en sus palabras de apertura. Este [momento], dijo ella “es un momento muy difícil en Estados Unidos para ser un cristiano comprometido con la justicia y la paz entre todos los pueblos y con la dignidad de todo ser humano, y es bueno que nos unamos en medio de esa dificultad”.Jennings dijo que ella está prestándole especial atención a tres cosas: el tratamiento de los refugiados en todo el mundo; el tratamiento específico de los refugiados en Texas, junto con los empeños de ese estado de aprobar la llamada “ley del baño”; y la actual respuesta de la Iglesia al cuidado de la creación ante la decisión del presidente Donald Trump de retirar a Estados Unidos del Acuerdo del Clima de París.La Iglesia Episcopal está previsto que se reúna del 5 al 13 de julio de 2018 en Austin, Texas, y Jennings dijo que “estamos observando muy atentamente la situación para garantizar la seguridad y dignidad de todos los que asistan a la Convención General el verano próximo”.El Proyecto de Ley 6 del Senado de Texas exigiría a las personas transexuales a usar los baños de escuelas públicas, edificios del gobierno y universidades públicas conforme a lo que el proyecto de ley llama su “sexo biológico”, tal como aparece en su certificado de nacimiento. El proyecto de ley también revocaría las ordenanzas municipales antidiscriminatorias de ciudades como Austin, Dallas y San Antonio.El Senado del estado ha aprobado el proyecto de ley, pero la Cámara [de Representantes] no se ha pronunciado todavía. El gobernador de Texas, Greg Abbott, ha convocado a la legislatura para una sesión especial a partir del 18 de julio y dijo que él quiere que los legisladores aprueben el proyecto de ley.En febrero, Curry y Jennings le escribieron una carta a Joe Straus, presidente de la Cámara de Representantes de Texas, agradeciéndole su postura contra el proyecto de ley. No obstante, la carta apunta que la Iglesia Episcopal trasladó la Convención General de Houston a Honolulu en 1955 porque la ciudad texana no pudo brindar suficientes garantías de alojamientos desegregados a sus delegados.“Deploraríamos profundamente si el Proyecto de Ley 6 del Senado nos presentara la misma difícil opción a que los líderes de la Iglesia se enfrentaron hace más de 60 años”, escribieron Curry y Jennings.Jennings le dijo al Consejo que ella, Curry y otros están también atentos a los desafíos legales al Proyecto de Ley 4 del Senado de Texas, que amenaza a los agentes del orden público con rigurosas sanciones si no cooperan con las autoridades federales de inmigración. El proyecto de ley también permite que los agentes de policía cuestionen a las personas sobre su estatus migratorio durante arrestos o controles de tránsito.Jennings encomió la reciente declaración de Curry sobre la decisión de Trump de retirar a EE.UU. del acuerdo del clima, y llamó a los episcopales a garantizar “que nuestro testimonio sobre la mayordomía de la creación de Dios y la compatibilidad de la ciencia y la fe que ya tiene décadas de duración se mantenga fuerte y firme durante este momento de peligro para nuestro planeta”. Ella dijo que era adecuado para el Consejo reflexionar acerca de este asunto en Puerto Rico que, afirmó, es “uno de los lugares más vulnerables de la Tierra a los impactos del cambio climático.El resto de la reuniónDespués de la plenaria de apertura el 9 de junio, el Consejo dedicó el resto de la jornada a las reuniones de sus cinco comités. El 10 de junio, el miembro del Consejo Edward J. Konieczny, obispo de Oklahoma, dirigió a sus colegas en un debate sobre la reciente conferencia sobre la Impía Trinidad, que tenía por objeto encontrar y comprometerse a trabajar para encontrar soluciones a los problemas de la pobreza, el racismo y la violencia armada. El Consejo, los miembros del personal y los invitados se trasladarán a la catedral de San Juan Bautista para participar en la eucaristía en la mañana del 11 de junio. Esa tarde, los comités del Consejo presentaran sus informes al pleno, sometiendo resoluciones  a su consideración.La reunión del 9 al 11 de junio está teniendo lugar en el hotel Condado Hilton Plaza..Algunos miembros del Consejo enviaron mensajes por Twitter valiéndose del hashtag #ExCou.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 por los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico cada uno) por períodos de seis años, además del Obispo Primado y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados [que son miembros ex oficio]. Además, el vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados, el Secretario, el Director de Operaciones, el Tesorero y Director de Finanzas tienen asiento y voz, pero no voto.– La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 9, 2017 Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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June 16

PR4everyone offers low cost online PR for charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 September 2004 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Individual giving PR4everyone is a new Web site that offers a low cost public relations (PR) service to charities.PR4everyone also offers a range of free resources to help charities and smaller businesses understand more about the different PR and marketing tools available to them.The site includes a press release writing guide and articles about Internet marketing, direct mail, PR and advertising. Advertisement 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.center_img PR4everyone offers low cost online PR for charities  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis PR4everyone offers a low-cost press release writing and distribution service. For £199 (+ VAT), charities or groups can order the service online and will have their press release written by a PR professional within three days. Once the release has been approved, the release will be distributed to the relevant media. Dawn Neville, senior account manager at PR agency Pazang, which set up the service, says that “the overall costs are kept low by utilising online technology, thus reducing the overheads.”last_img read more

June 14

Early Soybeans Looking Good, Yielding Well

first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 19, 2017 Early Soybeans Looking Good, Yielding WellMary GumzA weekend of warm weather sent more combines to the field. Mary Gumz, agronomist with Dupont Pioneer in NW Indiana, says most of the harvest activity has been in soybean fields, “Definitely seeing combines in the field, mostly cutting early soybeans.  With the warm weather over the weekend and warmer conditions this week, we are going to start seeing more activity in corn fields.”Gumz told HAT the full season beans are still very green, but the early season varieties are drying down nicely, “I am very pleased the way the soybeans are drying down.” She said she was concerned that there would be a lot of green soybeans because of the lateness in planting and the good growing conditions this summer.  She said the very dry conditions that have existed in NW Indiana during August, while not good for pod fill, have allowed dry down to get underway.As for yields, Gumz says the growers she has talked with have been reporting good yields, “With the shorter season varieties, around the 2.4 to 2.5 maturity range we are seeing 60 bpa yields.” She added that she expects better yield numbers with the fuller season crops.Listen to the complete harvest update form DuPont Pioneer on the agronomy page at our web site. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Early Soybeans Looking Good, Yielding Well Early Soybeans Looking Good, Yielding Well Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleDry Weather Speeding Indiana Crop Dry DownNext articleBOAH Dairy Division Announces New Leadership Gary Truittlast_img read more

June 12

Court frees jailed human rights activist after she criticises independent journalists

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information February 11, 2021 Find out more An appeal court in Andijan reduced human rights activist Gulbahor Turaeva’s sentence from six years in prison to a suspended six-year sentence on 12 June after she promised the court to turn over a new leaf and criticised several independent journalists by name. It was the second time in a month that an Uzbek court has suspended an activist’s jail sentence after a public confession.A doctor and mother of four, Turaeva had been convicted on 24 April of defamation, distributing documents liable to disturb the peace and trying to overthrown constitutional rule under article 159 of the criminal code.“The Uzbek government has made no progress in human rights since the Andijan massacre, despite the dialogue started with the European Union,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is appalling to see the authorities use the same methods – activists being forced to confess and denounce their colleagues in return for clemency – in the space of a few weeks. Not only do they sentence people to long jail terms, but they then force them to renege on their convictions and incriminate the people they worked with.”Turayeva unexpectedly said in court on 12 June: “I thank the court for its clemency, its humanity and the respect it has shown me. I will now look for a new job and I will probably work for the government. I promise never to break the law again.” She went on to criticise and insult several independent journalists who fled the country after the Andijan uprising and ensuing massacre, including Marcus Bensmann (a German national), his wife a and journalist Galima Bukharbaeva, and Nigora Khidoyatova, leader of the “Free Farmers” opposition party. Bukharbayeva said the government had “once again broken” someone who was a committed opponent. Turayeva and Bukharbayeva knew each other well and both were in Andijan at the time of the massacre in May 2005. Bukharbaeva, who now works for Uznews.net, said there were now few independent journalists working in Uzbekistan.Bukharbaeva said Turaeva had been a reliable, trustworthy person who was a member of Anima-kor, an NGO that defended the rights of doctors and their patients. She was a key witness of the Andijan massacre, helped compile a list of the victims, and was among those capable of challenging the government’s version of what took place.Uzbekistan has one of the most repressive regimes in central Asia. News News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia October 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Uzbekistan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia May 11, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term to go further Receive email alerts Organisation More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council June 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court frees jailed human rights activist after she criticises independent journalistslast_img read more

June 12

Pasadena Ranked Among Best Cities in the U.S. for Millenials

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Pasadena Ranked Among Best Cities in the U.S. for Millenials From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 | 3:27 pm Ranking and review website Niche.com has ranked Pasadena and three other Los Angeles County cities as among the best cities for millennials.Niche’s Best Cities ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability and quality of life of an area at the city level, those that have a population of 100,000 and over. The grade takes into account key factors of a location, including school ratings, crime rates, housing, employment, community, and things to do, in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area.Pasadena was ranked as #29 with an overall Niche rating of A+ among 100 cities ranked. In the Things to Do Grade, which carried the highest percentage of 20 percent among the criteria, Pasadena was ranked #9.A description on the site says Pasadena is “the primary cultural center of the San Gabriel Valley.”“Visit the Rose Bowl Stadium any time of year for a concert or football game, or browse the endless maze of vendors at the world famous Rose Bowl Flea Market. Visit the Norton Simon Museum to admire their collection of European paintings and sculptures from the 14thcentury through the 20th century, or stroll through the Asia Pacific Museum to view over 15,000 examples of art and antiques from across Asia and the Pacific Islands. Promenade through historic Old Pasadena any time of day for its excellent collection of eateries, shopping, and nightclubs. Don’t forget, Pasadena has been home to the Rose Parade every year since 1890!” says the site.The other Los Angeles County cities ranked within the 100 top cities are Costa Mesa at #27 and Burbank at #70.For a more detailed description of Pasadena’s grade, visit www.local.niche.com/pasadena-los-angeles-ca.The full ranking can be accessed from www.local.niche.com/rankings. Top of the News Business News Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

June 4

Fresh International FilmFestival offers a stellar line up of events in…

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSFresh Film FestivalKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Emailcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LifestyleEntertainmentFilmLimerickNewsFresh International FilmFestival offers a stellar line up of events in celebration of it 25th AnniversaryBy Meghann Scully – March 16, 2021 133 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Parr’s Ireland 40 Years of PhotographyNext articleCovid stress causes one-in-five Irish people to spend less time on teeth Meghann Scully REPRO FREE – From Analog to Virtual – Fresh International Film Festival and Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Awards are celebrating their 25 anniversary of giving young filmmakers a platform to shine. Pictured in Limerick is Jayne Foley, founder and artistic director of Fresh Film with young filmmakers (L to R) Shane Joyce, 18, from Mungret, Co. Limerick, Cian Rowley, 17 from Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick, Tara Lowth, 16, from Killaloe, Ballina, Co Clare and Asha Murray Bennett, 18, from Shannon, Co. Clare. See www.freshfilmfestival.com. Picture: Dermot CulhaneALL has changed in the world of film festivals post-Covid-19, and Fresh International Film Festival (March 22-28) is going digital as it celebrates its 25th anniversary of giving young filmmakers a platform to shine.Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2021 will take place online with presenter and documentary filmmaker Stephen Byrne and comedian and social creative Justine Stafford hosting this year’s awards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jayne Foley, founder and artistic director of Fresh Film said, “In honour of our 25th anniversary we are offering an amazing line up of programme events this year including an alumni showcase, screenings, workshops and masterclasses.“While we can’t bring our community of young filmmakers together in one room right now, we can bring them together online. In the spirit of Fresh our online activities will connect, inspire and support young filmmakers.”Justine said, “Being back hosting at Fresh Film, a festival that I once attended as a teen and had my films screened and awarded at is such an incredible honour. I’m so excited to see all the festival entries for 2021 and it is truly a privilege to be here hosting them!”Stephen added, “I’m delighted to be hosting Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards this year with Justine. In what has been such a difficult year for many it is incredibly inspiring to see all the filmmakers involved making incredible stories with all odds stacked against them. The future of film in Ireland is strong!”Fresh International Film Festival 2021 takes place March 22 – 28 and features an alumni showcase and a week of film screenings, school workshops and young filmmaker masterclasses.The Junior Finals of Young Filmmaker of the Year will take place on Thursday, March 25 and the Seniors Finals the next day, Friday, March 26 via YouTube live stream.Thanks to the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council, The BAI and Screen Skills Ireland the Fresh International Film Festival amazing programme of activities is 2021 is free. This year’s virtual programme includes:Monday, March 22 – ‘Classic Fresh’, a screening as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations. This is the first of three Classic Fresh screenings featuring the best short films from the Fresh archive.The screenings run at 7 pm Monday, March 22, Tuesday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 24. All screenings on www.freshfilmfestival.com/programme.Tuesday, March 23 – ‘The Image You Missed’ Feature Screening from 10 am.  This multi award winning film explores history, identity, filmmaking and storytelling and would be a unique discussion piece for your classwork on ‘The Troubles’. For information on how to access the film please [email protected] screening of the International Youth Cinema Network awards winners films from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at www.freshfilmfestival.com/programme.Wednesday, March 24 – ‘Take 25’, a special programme about Fresh’s 25 years will be released via Fresh International Film Festival’s YouTube at 6.30 pm. Fresh Film Director Jayne Foley is joined by a host of graduate Fresh Filmmakers to reminisce and celebrate 25 years of Fresh. From early winners of The Irish School Video Competition to Ireland’s Young Filmmakers of the Years!Thursday, March 25 – Screening the Junior finalist film’s and some International films via the festival website plus the announcement of the Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmaker of the Year award winner via YouTube.At 7PM tune in for ‘Meet the Director’ with Dr Tony Tracy in conversation with Dónal Foreman, Director of ‘The Image you Missed’, via Zoom. Booking via Eventbrite.Friday, March 26  – Screening the Senior finalist’s films on Friday, March 26 plus the announcement of the Irelands Young Filmmaker of the Year Senior award winner via a YouTube live stream.Saturday March 27 – ‘Young Filmmaker Masterclasses’, with the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland, Hubbard Casting and Dominic Power. This day of film skills is for young teenage filmmakers and places can be booked via Eventbrite. You can book for the full day or for specific elements of the day.For the full programme of events visit www.freshfilmfestival.com/programme. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

June 2

Healthcare Ventures Has Launched a Venture Capital Fund, Dedicated to Digital Health

first_img Facebook Healthcare Ventures Has Launched a Venture Capital Fund, Dedicated to Digital Health By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 WhatsApp SYDNEY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 7, 2021– As a specialist digital health fund, Sydney based Healthcare Ventures will invest in early stage and growth companies transforming healthcare via digital health technologies. The investment strategy focuses primarily on Australian companies going global, led by visionary founders, that are redefining how healthcare is provided and consumed whilst delivering better outcomes for all. The Healthcare Ventures team brings investment, medical and digital health expertise to the table. All are entrepreneurs in their own rights: Partnership and Fund Manager BoardRoger Allen AM – Chairman and pioneer of Australia’s venture capital industry is a renowned active early-stage investor and director. Roger has had heavy involvement in several very successful ASX listed digital health companies, including Volpara Health and the recently listed, Doctor Care Anywhere.Dr Louise Schaper – Australia’s pre-eminent digital health evangelist and CEO of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health.Darren Heathcote – Experienced adviser and investor in healthcare.Dr Bronwyn King AO – Radiation Oncologist and founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios. They are joined by an esteemed Advisory Board:Grahame Grieve – the ‘Father of FHIR’, advisor to governments, vendors and care providers globally, head of the global FHIR community and is on the list of 15 Health IT Standards and Interoperability Rockstars to Know.Dr Amandeep Hansra – General Practitioner, angel investor, advisor and strategist, Ex CEO Telstra Readycare and founder of Creative Careers in Medicine, a community of over 10,000 doctors and co-founder of Australian Medical Angels with over 300 active health tech angel investors.Adj A/Prof David Rowlands – One of Australia’s most senior health informaticians with extensive international experience.Dr Arran Schlosberg – Medical doctor, software engineer, and co-founding CTO with deep technical expertise and international experience in the healthcare industry, including at HealthMatch, Google, and DeepMind. “The digitally enabled transformation of healthcare across the globe is happening at a phenomenal pace, accelerated by COVID19 and the resulting focus on data and technologies for advanced individual and population health. We see this as providing significant opportunity for a specialist fund and specialist team focussed on digital health investment,” said Dr Schaper. “In 2020, digital health start-ups in the USA attracted a record US$14 billion of investment capital, in the largest funding year on record. Australia is rich with brilliant innovators and yet funding is only starting to see traction. Healthcare Ventures aims to rectify that.” Launching the fund, Allen said “I have been working with and invested in a number of talented health professionals and am seeing continuous deal-flow of innovations coming from the medical community. This shouldn’t come as a great surprise given our best and brightest have been going into medicine but what has changed is a strong entrepreneurship mindset and the ability to transform practises through digitisation. I believe the best way to handle this dealflow is to have a dedicated team and specialist fund led by health professionals supported by strong investment and technical capabilities. The fund will be a relatively small fund and will seek to partner and co invest with many more generalised VC funds both in Australia and overseas. Focussing on technology, Healthcare Ventures will pay close attention to innovations in fields such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality/virtual reality, large scale data, advanced diagnostics, health IOT and telehealth,” said Allen. “We acknowledge that investing in healthcare is challenging, as you need to have intimate knowledge of workplace practises and that means being able to both understand and navigate the many nuanced challenges these health professionals face every day,” said Darren Heathcote. “We took great care, over a considerable amount of time, to build a partnership and advisory board that would provide us with the necessary expertise, such that today, we have a dedicated, specialist team of medical and digital health led professionals and investment experts, able to assist our portfolio companies to execute on the opportunities,” said Heathcote. “Healthcare Ventures aim to commercialise innovation from the health sector, advance the growth of local industry and the export of Australian innovation and entrepreneurship to the world. Worldwide, we see in increasing demand for digital transformation in healthcare. Australia’s technical expertise has long established itself as an influential and effective provider of innovative solutions for many sectors and we believe Australia’s reputation for high standards and rigorous regulatory oversight sets us apart,” said Dr Schaper. Healthcare Ventures’ initial raising activities have already attracted attention from investors globally. The fund first closing is expected in the first half of 2021. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210207005001/en/ For further comments or information please contact Darren Heathcote, Managing Partner, Healthcare Ventures on +61 418 256 951 e:[email protected] KEYWORD: AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA AUSTRALIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT HEALTH TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE FINANCE GENERAL HEALTH SOURCE: Healthcare Ventures Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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May 31

Building Partnerships in Property Preservation

first_imgWhat role does property preservation play in generating leads for agents and brokers?I think the fact that in the day-to-date conduct of our business, it is a broad spectrum of services that we provide. It could be initial services on a foreclosed property, or it could be renovation repair of an asset and that brings in different trades. That exposes us to different individuals in the communities and those individuals may end up being buyers or sellers of real estate property in the future. There are also cases where we are on site and curious neighbors or friends of neighbors want to view the property. Though we don’t allow this, we are quick to refer them to the listing’s brokers in hopes that the person might get in contact with the broker to talk about assets available. We are always going to turn to the realtor and push that lead toward them to help them get into the mix.What can realtors do on their side to better foster a relationship with those in property preservation?If they have a buyer or a seller and they are preparing a property that they are going to put on the market, there needs to be some preparatory work done to that property. This could be minor to major work that needs to be done to the property to get it prepared for sale but we would like to be in line to get an opportunity to take on that work. This can be accomplished by way of the broker helping refer us on the front end or introducing us to the buyer for follow up work after purchase.What are the main challenges that you are currently dealing with in property preservation?It is two-fold. The first challenge that we are all facing is available workforce with the skills-set necessary to do the work. Because of other industry’s changes, for example the oil and gas industry, a lot of prospective workers have been drawn out that could be potentially usual, but it is about finding the workforce that can take on the hundreds of projects in a given month in various markets.The second challenge is knowing who the players are that handle the assets. The transfer of assets in a portfolio from the lenders to the auction and investment pools change the hands of who is dealing with the property preservation. So our challenge being able to identify who the buyers are that we need to get in front of to do the work. The work hasn’t changed; it is the decision makers who are changing. This means that it could be the traditional asset manager or that it is now a management company setting that is buying and selling properties. Additionally, they could be an income producing company or they could be a flipper. Bottom line is we just need to figure out who we are getting in front of. Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Previous: The Housing Industry’s Response When Disaster Strikes Next: Clayton Holdings Appoints New Chief Revenue Officer Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News Property Preservation truly noble services 2016-10-10 Kendall Baer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 10, 2016 1,308 Views Tagged with: Property Preservation truly noble services  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Building Partnerships in Property Preservation Randy Cecil, President and CFO of Truly Noble Services, spoke with DS News at the 2016 Five Star Conference & Expo to discuss the hand and hand roles that property preservation and agents and brokers play when it comes to asset management, and what the biggest challenges are currently in property preservation. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Building Partnerships in Property Preservation Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

May 27

Number of windfarms in Donegal set to increase dramatically

first_img Number of windfarms in Donegal set to increase dramatically LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – June 8, 2010 Pinterest Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Previous articleGAA – Molloy To Miss Qualifier First RoundNext articleDoherty claims government is blind to the extent of unemployment in Donegal News Highland Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Pinterest Google+center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Newsx Adverts Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Donegal’s landscape will be transformed by the construction of more than 50 windfarms over the coming years, new figures reveal.The current number of 117 windfarms across the Republic will rapidly increase over the coming decade to 361 as the Irish government races to meet EU targets which oblige it to produce 40% of all electricity needs from renewable sources by 2020.The structures will be unevenly spread throughout the country with the bulk on the North-west, west and south coasts.Donegal will have no fewer than 52 windfarms by 2020. Kerry will have at least 66, while Cork will have 46.Cavan, Longford and Westmeath will have just one each, while none are planned for Carlow and Kildare.National grid operator EirGrid is responsible for connecting the windfarms with the electricity transmission system.It said yesterday that Ireland was on track to meet a 15% renewable energy target for this year. Google+last_img read more