Bank of America Merrill Lynch investment to deliver income-generation skills to the arts

first_img Howard Lake | 13 October 2009 | News Tagged with: corporate Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis With participants’ feedback, New Stream will continue to develop and will be evaluated in association with the University College Dublin MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management. This will ensure that it achieves the high standards required and identifies opportunities for further innovation.The project is based around 5 individual streams of activity which will provide subsidised access to training, strategy development, and information, while creating a platform for greater collaboration within the sector.From the outset of the project will be delivering fundraising training with the consultancy ‘For Impact,’ with whom a tailored a programme for the Irish market has been developed.The programme will also work with Genesis, a marketing and organisational development consultancy who have worked with the cultural sector in the past and who will create fundraising strategies which will help organisations engage with potential investors more effectively.Other elements of the programmes will engage with business partners including Salesforce, Google, PwC, Mason Hayes+Curran and CultureLabel.www.businesstoarts.ie  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Bank of America Merrill Lynch investment to deliver income-generation skills to the arts Bank of America Merrill Lynch has invested €400,000 in the arts sector in Ireland to help improve income generation skills.The ‘New Stream’ is to be run by Business to Arts over 3 years. With New Stream the objective is to strengthen the skills of the Irish cultural sector to generate new funding streams from non-public sources more effectively.Designed to support organisations of all sizes, Business to Arts and its partners will provide access for the arts and cultural sector to specialist training and consultancy, information, peer support networks and professional advice. 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.last_img read more

Minister welcomes Shannon’s new transatlantic services

first_imgFacebook TAGSMinister Patrick O’DonovanNorwegian Air InternationalShannon airport Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins BusinessNewsMinister welcomes Shannon’s new transatlantic servicesBy Editor – February 23, 2017 727 Email Advertisementcenter_img Print One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Previous article€69 fares to US from Shannon announcedNext articleBeyond the neon runes Editor Minister Patrick O’DonovanMinister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan TD has welcomed the addition of new transatlantic services from Cork and Shannon this summer.“This announcement from Norwegian Air International (NAI) is a significant and welcome development in the transatlantic aviation market and will further assist tourism growth in the Mid and South West,” the Minister said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “With another new carrier to Shannon, we now see the Airport with its largest number of US services in over 17 years, this is very significant for Shannon and for the wider region it serves, from both a jobs and tourism perspective, and contributes to the government’s objectives on balanced regional development.“The new services will also be the first scheduled transatlantic flights for Cork, and will bring a welcome boost to the region. The government and in particular the Taoiseach, along with a range of State agencies, have been very supportive of NAI’s plans and we all welcome that the airline is now in a position to commence services,” Minister O’Donovan concluded.Irish tourism had a record breaking year in 2016, particularly from North America which increased by 19.4% compared to 2015 figures. Shannon Airport sawstrong growth with a 24% increase in passenger numbers.  After a number of years of decline, passenger numbers at Cork Airport grew by 8% to more than 2.23 million last year. Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuildinglast_img read more

[CBSE Compartment Exam] New Guidelines Contemplate Provisional Admission Whenever Necessary : UGC Tells SC

first_imgTop Stories[CBSE Compartment Exam] New Guidelines Contemplate Provisional Admission Whenever Necessary : UGC Tells SC Akshita Saxena23 Sep 2020 10:57 PMShare This – x”The last date for completing the University admissions process is October 31 and the last date for admissions to fill up remaining vacant seats shall be November 30, 2020. Further, the Guidelines contemplate provisional admissions wherever necessary (with the relevant documents of the qualifying examinations being accepted upto 31.12.2020)”The University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed the Top Court that it has already finalized Guidelines for admissions during the present academic year, keeping in mind the delay in conducting the Class XII Compartment Examination by CBSE. In a counter affidavit filed through Advocate Appor Kurup, it is intimated that the ‘Guidelines on Academic Calendar for the First Year…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed the Top Court that it has already finalized Guidelines for admissions during the present academic year, keeping in mind the delay in conducting the Class XII Compartment Examination by CBSE. In a counter affidavit filed through Advocate Appor Kurup, it is intimated that the ‘Guidelines on Academic Calendar for the First Year of Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Students of the Universities, for the Session 2020-21 in View of COVID-19 Pandemic’ have duly taken into account the delay in conducting the CBSE compartment examinations due to the ongoing pandemic and have therefore provided “ample time” for the release of the results of the said examinations. The last date for completing the University admissions process is October 31 and the last date for admissions to fill up remaining vacant seats shall be November 30, 2020. Further, the Guidelines contemplate provisional admissions wherever necessary (with the relevant documents of the qualifying examinations being accepted upto 31.12.2020) The affidavit was filed after the Supreme Court directed both, the UGC as well as the CBSE, to work in tandem and coordinate on the date of declaration of the results and cut-off date for admissions to universities respectively so that students taking compartment examinations till September 29 can avail admissions in universities. “Students Must Be Accommodated”: SC Tells CBSE & UGC To Take Instructions On Issue Of Results & Cut-Off Dates For Admissions UGC informed the Top Court that before this order could be communicated to its Secretary on the same day, he had already signed the said Guidelines. It submitted, “That, as such, the UGC Guidelines on Academic Calendar were issued at approximately 10:45 am on 22.09.2020 (after being approved in the emergent meeting of the Commission held on 21.09.2020). That, however, in the meanwhile, in deference to the observation of this Hon’ble Court in the present proceedings of 22.09.2020, no further action was taken and the UGC decided to withhold the process of uploading the Guidelines on the UGC’s website. This decision was therefore most humbly taken in deference to the observations of this Hon’ble Court in the instant matter…” The matter shall be heard today by a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Sanjiv Khanna. Next Storylast_img read more

‘Arbitrary & Unreasonable’ : Bombay High Court Says Centre Needs To Rethink Its Policy To Not Give Door-To-Door COVID Vaccination For Elderly

first_imgNews Updates’Arbitrary & Unreasonable’ : Bombay High Court Says Centre Needs To Rethink Its Policy To Not Give Door-To-Door COVID Vaccination For Elderly Sharmeen Hakim22 April 2021 7:47 PMShare This – x’Elderly citizens are left to choose between devil and the deep sea’, the High Court said in its order.Criticizing the Centre’s five-pointers on why door-to-door vaccination was not feasible, the Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Union Government to revisit its vaccination policy for the elderly, bed-ridden, and differently-abled citizens amid the ferocious covid second wave. A Division Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni observed that if a policy denies an elderly person home vaccination because of their delicate medical condition, it must be viewed as arbitrary and unreasonable. Elderly citizens are entitled to the protection of Article 21 of the Constitution of India as much as the young and abled-bodied citizenry of the country…We regretfully record that the elderly citizens are being asked to choose between the devil and the deep sea, the bench recorded in its order. “You can’t leave the old to die,” the Chief Justice said, earlier during the hearing, adding, “We expected a better affidavit from the Centre. This needs a relook by your experts…When I think of my mother, the last six years of her life she was bedridden. If she would have lived in Covid times, what would she have done?” Referring to reasons given by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which range from difficulty in following physical distancing protocols during door-to-door testing, to the impact on the efficacy of the vaccine if it is taken out repeatedly, the Chief observed, the there were enough facilities to deal with these problems. “Presently new generation ambulances with ICU facilities are even available. It is difficult to assume that ambulances fitted with refrigerators to maintain the recommended temperature are not available and, therefore, the efficacy of the vaccine would be compromised…” the bench observed in its order. During the hearing, Justice Kulkarni pointed out that Pfizer’s vaccine in Los Angeles is drive-through only, where the recipient is given the vaccine in his vehicle. “Children and old people should be taken care of, they should be are our first priority. It should not be the reverse. We see them being given priority only at the airport, owing to international standards.” Advocate Dhruti Kapadia, the petitioner in person, submitted that physical distancing would be a problem at the vaccination centers and not during home vaccination. The Bench observed in its order that there is no explanation given that door-to-door vaccination would hinder social distancing. The final reason at paragraph 6.5 (supra) appears to us to be one assigned oblivious of the realities at the ground level. We can take judicial notice of the assembly of a huge crowd at the vaccination centers at any given point of time where COVID protocols, at times, are unintentionally compromised. The court then recorded Additional Solicitor General, Anil Singh submission that the decision not to initiate home vaccination would be relooked within two weeks and adjourned the matter to May 6, 2021. [PIL No. 9228 of 2021 Dhruti Kapadia & another VS Union of India]Click here to read/download the orderTagsBombay High Court Covid19 Vaccination Justice Dipankar Datta Justice GS Kulkarni Next Storylast_img read more

1 dead from storms in Louisiana before rough weather heads to Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — At least one death has been reported in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, amid dangerous storms on Monday, local authorities said.Images posted by the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office show widespread damage including downed power lines and a tree fallen on top of a home.At least seven tornadoes have been reported in Louisiana and Mississippi.A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi through 6 p.m. local time.This is part of a major storm system stretching from the South, to the Midwest and into the Northeast.The storm already brought several inches of snow to Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.Winter weather advisories are now in effect across the Northeast.In New Jersey, Connecticut and Boston, 1 to 4 inches of snow and a glaze of ice is possible overnight into Tuesday.Tuesday morning, the heavy snow will stretch from Cleveland to Buffalo to Boston, making for a snowy morning commute.Dangerous ice will create very slick roads across central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and southern New England.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Professional dilemmas

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Professional dilemmasOn 1 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Do you have an e-learning problem? Then ask our experts to find a solution.E-mail it to the address at the bottom of the page I have a portion of the workforce that is largely computer-illiterate. I haveseen an e-learning course module that would be appropriate for them. Can yougive me any advice about preparing them for the new method of learning, or am Ibarking up the wrong tree with the idea? Some might say you’re mad! I suspect you’ve been taken in by those providerswho suggest that e-learning is some sort of panacea. It isn’t. Granted, it canbe highly effective, but it generally works best when used to remind peoplewhat they learned during an instructor-led session rather than to teach somethingfrom scratch. This doesn’t mean to say it can’t be done. I suggest you take those whoaren’t conversant with computers and arrange for them to have someinstructor-led tuition on basic computer usage. Following this, the instructorsshould spend some time introducing and familiarising the group with howcomputer-based training works – slowly leading and encouraging them through thedoorway (portal, if you want to get technical) to the learning environment. The great benefit of CBT is that learners can proceed at their own pace andre-visit as many times as they wish until they have mastered the content. Thisshould be explained to them because it will make them feel warmer towards it.It might help if the portal is something they can relate to – perhaps a bookwith pages that appear to turn. If they don’t feel comfortable, they won’tlearn and you won’t achieve your business objectives. If you’re not convinced that instructor-led tuition is fundamental for thisgroup, cast your mind back to when you first started using a computer. Weren’tyou full of trepidation in case you pressed the wrong thing and did somethingterminal? Weren’t you frustrated when you couldn’t make it do what you wanted?Wasn’t there a certain amount of fear every time you hit the return key? Didn’tyou find it easier to be shown what to do rather than trying to work your wayaround using a manual? I rest my case. Response provided by Brian Carroll, UK Director of X.HLP www.xhlp.com last_img read more

Close encounters – microplastic availability to pelagic amphipods in sub-Antarctic and Antarctic surface waters

first_imgThis study investigated the distribution of plastic debris from the Atlantic portion of the Sub-Antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. This region is home to some of the highest concentrations of zooplankton biomass but is also threatened by increasing shipping traffic from fishing and the growing tourism market. Samples were collected using a surface-towed neuston net during the Austral summer 2018, aboard the RRS James Clark Ross. Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry it was found that 45.6% of the plastic particles isolated from seawater samples were sampling contamination, originating predominantly from the ship. Of the remaining particles, both low density (polyethylene, polypropylene) and high-density (phenoxy and epoxy resins) polymers were found in the surface water suggesting both long-range and local sources of origin. Whilst we found that micro and mesoplastic concentrations in seawater were significantly low (0.013 ± 0.005n/m3) compared to global averages, they were higher along the Antarctic Peninsula than the open ocean (Sub-Antarctic) stations. The potential availability of micro and mesoplastics (MP) to pelagic amphipods was explored, using an observed encounter rate (OER) and a possible encounter rate (PER). The total OER (0.8%) was higher than the PER (0.15%), suggesting that even at low concentrations, microplastics are encountered, and potentially consumed, by amphipods. This study highlights the need to prioritise regions of high zooplankton abundance and to investigate both water and biota to build up a picture of plastic pollution and its potential interaction with the Antarctic Ecosystem.last_img read more

‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ Films at Piccini in Ocean City

first_imgThe buzz around Ocean City started when customers found the popular Piccini restaurant closed on Columbus Day.Piccini at 13th Street and West Avenue in Ocean City will be featured in an upcoming segment in the reality TV series ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ on the Food Network.It increased when the trademark Camaro of celebrity chef Guy Fieri was spotted in the Piccini parking lot at 13th Street and West Avenue on Tuesday.Crews from Fieri’s Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” just finished two days of filming at the Ocean City restaurant, and a segment on Piccini is expected to air sometime this winter.Among the restaurant’s 40-or-so different wood-fired pizzas and 40 different entrees, a bacon-cheeseburger pizza, apparently, is what caught the attention of Fieri and his researchers, according to restaurant owner Dave Cates. The show also will feature a vodka chicken entree.Kevin and Laura Redmond and their son Andrew were part of the filming on Tuesday and got a close look at Fieri’s Camaro. ‘It was a fun thing to be part of,’ Redmond said.Since 2007, Fieri’s show has traveled the world in search of great regional food at small independent “diners, drive-ins and dives.” The program provides great exposure for the restaurants it features.A 2011 Food Network series based on the extended family running it made Crazy Susan’s Cookies in Ocean City a household name.Cates said researchers first contacted the restaurant about two weeks ago, and he didn’t know the filming was definitely a go until last Wednesday evening.He said crews filmed for about 10 hours on Monday and five on Tuesday. A production crew of about 10 people were easy to work with.Cates said he was happy to see chef Mike Falcone and pizza chef Billy Castiglione (whom Cates hired as his first employee 21 years ago) featured as part of the show.Cathy DiMarco, Guy Fieri and Leigh Batastini during the filming of a ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ segment at Piccini in Ocean City, NJ.Cates invited about 20 friends and loyal customers to be part of the filming on Sunday and another 15 or 16 on Tuesday. Fieri, who owns Chophouse at Bally’s Atlantic City, brought some of his own friends and family, including the Chophouse chef, who attends St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Ocean City and happens to be a regular Piccini customer anyway.Cates said he directed production crews to the beach and boardwalk for location shots and tried to give them a sense of Ocean City’s reputation as “America’s Greatest Family Resort.”“It was a neat experience,” he said.***Sign up for free updates from OCNJ Daily.Follow us on Facebook. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri (left) on the set of a ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ segment at Piccini restaurant at 13th Street and West Avenue in Ocean City, NJ on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.  Credit: Kevin Redmondlast_img read more

Paris show covers world of bakery

first_imgEuropain, the major French bakery show, will take place at Parc des Expositions just outside Paris on March 6-10. The show, easily accessible by train from Paris or nearby airport Charles de Gaulle, features an innovations area and four halls dedicated to different subjects.The largest, Hall 3, is given over to craft bakery, where French pride in breadmaking will be very apparent. The other three halls will showcase chocolate, ice cream, a large bakery ’shop’, the innovations area and schools ’street’ with students competing against each other. Hall 4, aimed at the industrial bakery sector, will major on machinery and plant production.Over 85,000 visitors from 133 countries are expected to attend.l See preview in next week’s issuelast_img

Bob Weir And John Mayer Talk Dead & Co’s Beginnings And The Legacy Of The Dead In New Interview

first_imgAhead of Dead & Company’s two-night stand at Fenway Park this Saturday and Sunday, The Boston Globe has just released a new interview with Bob Weir and John Mayer. In this latest article, both Mayer and Weir talk about Dead & Company and what it means to be a part of the act. For Mayer, he speaks on the honor of being in such an act whereas Weir speaks more holistically about the group as part of the Grateful Dead’s legacy.Notably, Mayer describes himself as a “fan boy . . . obsessed” with the Grateful Dead and that his participation in the group is “an honor beyond. It’s knighthood.” While initially, Deadheads may have skeptical when the Grammy winner was tapped for Dead & Co, particularly considering how dialed-in the group was during this past week’s string of shows in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia, Mayer has more or less assuaged these fears for many. Still, the lead guitarist addresses this fact, saying, “I knew it would draw skepticism from anyone who heard about it without hearing us. . . . I’m not afraid of it — that’s what made me work so hard. I know I’m under scrutiny. But I have a distance to see the beauty. I’m coming in as a guy with no umbilical tie to it. I enjoy every last second. I cannot believe that I am, in some way, vestigially a part of this band.”Dead & Co Impress With Silky Segues, Miles Davis Jam, Lively “Terrapin” In ATL [Photos/Full Video]Bob Weir, as an insider from the Grateful Dead’s onset, talks about what it was like to be a part of the Grateful Dead. He focuses on the more free-spirited, companionable focus across the members of the group and particularly of his connection with Jerry Garcia, “We got along real well. We amused each other musically and otherwise. We just had fun together. That turned into a career.” He later goes on to state that the success of the group lay in the members’ ability to “[keep] ourselves amused. It’s that simple. . . . On and off stage. Really nothing much more to it.”Though Mayer references the “distance to see the beauty,” Weir has no such distance though is equally poised to see the beauty of the group, particularly when contrasted with the Grateful Dead’s time together and the band’s legacy. Despite a number of various spin-offs, he notes that among them Dead & Company “has a lot of promise.” Weir reiterates Mayer’s abilities and the ability of Dead & Company as a unit moving forward, stating that the group is “becoming its own thing” and that they’re in “full-on Grateful Dead operational mode. . . . We plug in and take it for a little walk in the woods. And [Mayer] is more than capable of doing that.”Dead & Company Sets The Bar High For The Final Night Of Their Stellar Boulder Run [Full Audio/Videos]Both Mayer and Weir offer their perspectives on how the group came together, initially during a 2015 segment on the “The Late Late Show.” It seems as though the two’s chemistry was immense from the get-go. As Weir retells, “[Mayer] invited me as a musical guest, and we did a sound check. We were supposed to do two songs, and after two hours they unplugged us. . . One thing led to another.” However, Mayer’s retelling similarly describes it as a “confluence of events,” though he makes the events seem more intentional, stating, “I’m capable of inducing my own obsession. That’s what happened with the Grateful Dead.” As Weir and Mayer began more formally meeting, Mayer states that after he “explained to them what their music meant to me,” Weir invited him on, most likely due to the larger ethos of the Dead that “If you think you can do the job, come help out. This is not music you want to listen to, but participate in.”Though rumors have circulated about Bob Weir’s health as he rounds toward his 70th birthday, the founding Grateful Dead member assuages the fears of fans whose minds may drift toward the idea of his retirement. “I wouldn’t last long in retirement. . . . I love to play, always have.”You can read the full Boston Globe article here, which goes more in-depth into Dead & Company’s beginnings and sees Bob Weir speak briefly on the Grateful Dead’s fan base, Woodstock, his dreamlike songwriting techinque, and more.[Photo: Erik Kabik]last_img read more