33rd Arts & Business Awards open for nominations

first_img33rd Arts & Business Awards open for nominations 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: arts Awards corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Arts & Business is seeking nominations for the “very best of innovative business brands in the UK who work alongside culture”.This year’s categories are:• A&B Corporate Responsibility Award• A&B Innovation Award• A&B Long-term Partnership Award• A&B Sponsorship Award• A&B Volunteering and People Development AwardThe winners of the awards, sponsored by BP and Prudential, will be announced at a ceremony in London on 22 May 2012.The term ‘arts’ includes the performing arts, visual arts, crafts, photography, literature, museums and galleries, film and moving image and heritage. To be eligible, a partnership must produce an ‘arts’ product and have a ‘business sponsor’.The deadline for applications is 17.00 on 30 March  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 February 2012 | Newslast_img read more

Drones Aren’t Just the Future, They’re the Right Now

first_img Previous articleSmall Refinery Exemptions Destroy Demand for BiodieselNext articleAnother Good Indiana Harvest Window Ahead Eric Pfeiffer SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 18, 2018 SHARE Drones Aren’t Just the Future, They’re the Right Now Home Indiana Agriculture News Drones Aren’t Just the Future, They’re the Right Now Facebook Twitter Drones Aren’t Just the Future, They’re the Right NowThe Internet, the smartphone, and online shopping: all of these had their skeptics when they first launched. Now, they’re commonplace. They improve efficiency and, ultimately, your bottom line. Could the same be said for drones? Many see them as toys or as too expensive. Purdue Extension Corn Specialist (and licensed drone pilot) Dr. Bob Nielsen says that is not the case. He says it’s tough to estimate how many farmers have adopted drones as part of their farm operation, but he senses that the percentage is low.“I think it’s going to accelerate as more and more people realize they’re relatively inexpensive and what kind of photography we get from them. Folks like myself and some of my colleagues here at Purdue, our county extension educators who are working with drones, all of us are trying to come up with the good examples of ways that we can use them in a meaningful way that will somehow improve our bottom line in agriculture.”And what are some of those examples?“There’s a lot of inherent value to being able to fly your fields whenever you want, as often as you want, to simply look for the development of problems. Today’s technologies don’t allow us to diagnose from the air, but they at least point out the problems visually and then give us the wherewithal or the encouragement to then, on the ground, to get out to those areas of the field and start diagnosing what the causes are.”Purdue Extension specialists will be at the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo to demonstrate and share some of their research. The show is Dec. 11, 12, and 13 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and their demonstrations will be at 10:30, 12:30, and 2:30 each day of the expo.The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo has announced a Phantom 4 drone (UAV) will be given away each day of the Expo. A winner will be drawn from those who register for and attend the show on the day the drawing is made. The selection will be made each afternoon at 2 pm, and the individual must be present to win. No purchase is necessary; admission to the show is free.More info can be found at Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Four-year sentence for online journalist who posted dissident ayatollah’s sermon

first_img December 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four-year sentence for online journalist who posted dissident ayatollah’s sermon News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the four-year prison sentence which a special court for the clergy in the religious city of Qom imposed on online journalist and cleric Mojtaba Lotfi on 29 November for disseminating the views of Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri and for “publicity against the government.” to go further Help by sharing this information February 25, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Follow the news on Iran Reporters Without Borders condemns the four-year prison sentence which a special court for the clergy in the religious city of Qom imposed on online journalist and cleric Mojtaba Lotfi on 29 November for disseminating the views of Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri and for “publicity against the government.” The court also sentenced Lotfi, who has been held in Qom since 8 October, to five years of banishment from the city after completing the jail term. “The special court for the clergy operates outside of any conventional legal framework,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This verdict is unfair and was adopted without Lotfi being given any chance to defend himself. As well as being a human rights scandal, Lotfi’s imprisonment is an unacceptable attempt to intimidate the blogosphere. We call for his release.” An aide to Ayatollah Montazeri, a well-known opponent of Supreme Guide Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Lotfi was arrested in Qom on 8 October after posting a sermon by Montazeri online. In the sermon, Montazeri criticised President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for saying Iran was “the world’s freest country” ( The day after Lotfi’s arrest, intelligence ministry officials searched his home in Qom, in the centre of the country, confiscating his computer=s hard drive and various personal documents. The special court for the clergy was created by Ayatollah Khomeiny in 1979 to try clerics who collaborated with the former regime during the revolution. Revived by Ayatollah Khamenei, the revolution’s current Supreme Guide, it is regarded as illegal by some lawyers and human rights activists. The accused person is not normally permitted a defence lawyer or, if the court exceptionally allows them to be represented, it is a mullah (a cleric and doctor in Islamic law), who acts as their lawyer. A mullah himself, Lotfi used to work as a journalist for Khordad, a pro-reform newspaper that was suspended in 2000. He was first arrested in May 2004 in Qom after posting an article entitled “Respect for human rights in cases involving the clergy” on, a website about Qom. He was sentenced in August 2004 to three and a half years in prison for disseminating “lies” online. He was later released on bail pending the outcome of an appeal hearing, for which a date was never set. Lotfi has lung problems caused by injuries sustained during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. The magazine Ayandeh-é-No (“New Future”) was meanwhile suspended on 29 November under article 16 of the press law for failing to appear regularly. A few days before its suspension – ordered by the Commission for the Authorisation and Surveillance of the Press, an offshoot of the Ministry for Culture and Islamic Guidance – the magazine’s editor had announced that a new issue was about to be brought out with the help of the staff of Shahrvand Emrouz, a weekly that was suspended on 5 November. News June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores to Become US Foods CHEF’STORE

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores to Become US Foods CHEF’STOREcenter_img TAGS  WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 15, 2021 Previous articleCoach Marco Rose leaving Gladbach for DortmundNext articlePPG launches digital styling program for advanced automotive color modeling Digital AIM Web Support ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 15, 2021– US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) announced that effective March 1, Smart Foodservice® Warehouse Stores will be rebranded as US Foods CHEF’STORE®. US Foods acquired Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores in April 2020 to accelerate growth in the cash and carry market. This change will combine the power of the US Foods brand with the assortment, pricing and customer service of Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores and pave the way for an enhanced customer experience. “Our new CHEF’STORE branding represents the next step in our continued partnership with US Foods,” said Derek Jones, president, US Foods CHEF’STORE. “Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores and US Foods share a commitment to providing best-in-class service to our broad customer base which includes restaurant operators and foodservice professionals. We are excited about the additional benefits this will offer our loyal customers.” As part of the rebranding, all 72 Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores will update store signage, marketing and promotional materials, associate uniforms and other elements in and around the stores. Shoppers can still expect the same friendly service and high-quality products at an exceptional value along with the refreshed look. Over time, stores will also begin to introduce US Foods Exclusive Brands to expand product assortment. US Foods is also opening two new CHEF’STORE locations in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Clarkston, Washington, on March 1. Designed as a one-stop-shop for restaurant operators and food industry professionals, the stores will feature thousands of food products, including fresh meat, seafood and produce, as well as restaurant-grade equipment and other supplies. The stores will be open to the public, and no membership is required. With the addition of the two new stores, US Foods will have a total of 80 CHEF’STORE locations across the continental United States, providing quality wholesale and restaurant products at competitive prices. About US Foods US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 70 broadline locations and 78 cash and carry stores, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. Visit to learn more. View source version on CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Matheu Director of Media Relations 773-580-3775 [email protected] KEYWORD: ILLINOIS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESTAURANT/BAR FOOD/BEVERAGE OTHER RETAIL RETAIL SUPERMARKET SOURCE: US Foods Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/15/2021 10:00 AM/DISC: 02/15/2021 10:01 AM Facebooklast_img read more

Two men arrested in connection with Derry shooting

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – October 10, 2019 Google+ Homepage BannerNews Google+ Detectives investigating a shooting incident at Margaret Street in Derry on Tuesday night, have arrested two men.The men, aged 32 and 34, were arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder and are both in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Strand Road. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleDonegal without access to mental health rehabilitation teamNext articleDuffy was determined to make Ireland Qualifiers News Highland Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Pinterest Two men arrested in connection with Derry shootinglast_img read more

Government defend rollout of Covid 19 vaccine

first_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp The Government is defending Ireland’s rollout of the Covid 19 vaccine. Between 35 to 40 thousand Pfizer vaccines will be administered here by the end of this week.Denmark has already vaccinated more than 45 thousand people, leading to criticisms that Ireland is moving at a much slower rate.Tanaiste Leo Varadkar says we will catch up.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – January 7, 2021 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Google+center_img Government defend rollout of Covid 19 vaccine Previous articleLUH ‘feeling the pressure’ as Covid admissions rise furtherNext articleMet Eireann issue further low temperature warning News Highland Pinterest Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebooklast_img read more

‘Get Caught Reading’ with Donegal County Library Services

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction ‘Get Caught Reading’ with Donegal County Library Services AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOutrage in Letterkenny as local postbox sealed with a fenceNext articleParents urged to monitor children for symptoms of PIMS News Highland The Donegal County Library Service is encouraging people to take part in the ‘Get Caught Reading’ initiative.Running throughout the month of May, the library is looking for creative images of parents, children, pets and even toys, capturing the love of reading.While libraries remain closed, library staff say that they really missing interacting with readers from all 13 branches across the county and would love to see what people have been reading and where.Senior Executive Librarian Donna Cavanagh has been outlining how you can get involved:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – May 16, 2020 Twitter Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebooklast_img read more

At least 26 million Americans at risk for next round of severe summer storms

first_imgABC N ews By: DANIEL MANZO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The latest round of severe summer storms brought at least 100 reports of severe weather in various parts of the U.S.The two main clusters were in parts of the Northeast, where gusty winds, and heavy rain moved through parts of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.A separate cluster of severe storms in the Southeast brought gusty winds to Georgia and South Carolina and even a reported tornado in Alabama.This morning another line of storms is moving through parts of the Heartland, from eastern Missouri into Southern Illinois and Indiana, and now into part of Kentucky.Radar estimates of two to more than three inches of rain locally and, in some cases, overnight severe summer storms are expected to bring additional rainfall to areas that were hit with heavy rainfall already on Friday night and could produce some flash flooding.Additionally, the line of storms moving through parts of Kentucky this morning will bring possible flash flooding to the state through much of the day today.There are several risk areas in the U.S. today for severe storms including the northern high plains and parts of the upper Midwest.Meanwhile, a line of severe storms will race Southeastward through Kentucky and Tennessee and then into Virginia and the Carolinas.In the Northeast, some severe storms are likely to develop in parts of New England later this afternoon.High resolution forecast models are showing widespread pop-up severe storms especially this afternoon in parts of New England and the Appalachians. Once again major cities will be at risk for storms including Boston, Hartford, and Charlotte.Meanwhile out West, an ongoing pattern of change is bringing elevated and critical fire danger to a rather large part of the U.S.Temperatures continue to cool down in most areas, but the cold front is kicking up winds and, along with low relative humidity, there is concern for fire growth and spread from California to Colorado once again today.There has already been a new fire reported overnight south of Salt Lake City.The Saharan dust also continues to impact air quality in parts of the U.S. with the latest round of air quality alerts now issued in parts of the Southeast including Atlanta, Charleston and Raleigh.For most Americans, the only notable impact from the Saharan dust will be some scenic sunsets and sunrises as well has some haze.For meteorologists, the most notable impact from the Saharan dust is the complete shutdown of the tropical season temporarily. For individuals that have sensitive respiratory concerns, the Saharan dust could also aggravate those existing health issues.This initial round of Saharan dust is likely to continue to affect the upper levels of the atmosphere trough today and as the dust beings to work its way out of the region over the next few days, it appears another plume of Saharan dust will arrive later this weekend and possibly bring hazier skies to the southern U.S. at that time.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Lessons in productivity must be learned in the classroom

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Lessons in productivity must be learned in the classroomOn 25 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today A solution to the UK’s productivity problem may be found in the workers ofthe future, as long as business and education work together to produce a widerange of options to cater for all abilitiesThere is an urgent need to address the link between skill deficiencies andlower levels of productivity in the UK. While we welcomed the Government’srecent reforms on 14 to 19 education, we now need to see concrete evidence thatthis problem is being addressed. Business has long been lobbying for an education system that matches theneeds of the economy, creates a highly-skilled and flexible workforce for thefuture and eventually makes a significant contribution to improvingproductivity and competitiveness. From an employers’ perspective, the changes to the curriculum for 14 to 19year olds, announced by David Milliband, will open the door to a more coherent,responsive and relevant approach to learning which will deliver benefits acrossthe entire ability range and eventually to business. It is often overlooked that school is not just where young people learn, itis also a place where they receive their preparation for life and, inparticular, their working life. Employers require well-rounded individuals who are capable of inquiry andapplication, as well as being able to demonstrate a positive attitude towardslearning. They want to know what a young person has achieved and how they willcontribute to the success of their business. In response, young people need to be able to demonstrate the skills andattributes they have developed through a variety of learning experiences. So,young people need to be exposed to as wide a range of learning experiences ineducation as possible, including vocational and work-based learning. For too long, vocational and work-based learning has been seen as a dumpingground solely for the disaffected and disinclined, and for those with a pooracademic record. While many young people have found a new motivation and inspiration forlearning in vocational education, this is largely due to the change in learningstyles and subject, rather than because non-academic qualifications are”easier”. Vocational qualifications, such as Modern Apprenticeships in engineering,are demanding and rigorous, reflecting the needs of an increasingly high-techindustry. They are also a route to higher education which is just as valid asacademic A-levels. The success of the reforms and future benefits to employers will dependprimarily on a range of factors. The first is recognition, articulated by government, and taken up byeducation, of the need for (and value of) a range of learning andqualifications to be available to all, not just the disaffected. This meansthose students who excel at school have the opportunity to explore a range oflearning, without fear of stigma or of compromising their future plans forhigher learning. It means an end to the view that those who reach high levelsof professional excellence through the work-based route have done it “thehard way”, and a recognition that structured learning in the workplaceprovides skills which employers value. Industry has a key part to play in delivering improvements to the range ofoptions offered to students. It can provide high-quality work experience and business placements forstudents, giving them the chance to develop skills which they will find usefulin whatever career they follow, and teaching them about the kinds of attitudesand behaviours which make them ready for work. It can also provide role models who know first-hand about working in aparticular job or sector. It can get involved in a whole range of initiativesto bring schools and businesses closer – such as the Science and EngineeringAmbassadors Scheme, and sponsorship of specialist schools – and release staffto contribute through school and college-governing bodies. Aiding the acceleration of knowledge transfer links between business andacademia, with the creation of stronger university/business partnerships, willundoubtedly help to address the UK’s long-term failure to translate thestrength of its science base into innovative and effective performance. If the reforms are introduced in a realistic and well-supported manner, withteachers, parents, students and employers all moving together, we think thiswill be a significant step towards meeting the needs of industry and thecountry as a whole. By Martin Temple, Chief executive Engineering Employers’ Federationlast_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate CY

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Chemistry department at Virginia Tech invites applicants toapply for a Postdoctoral Associate position with Professor FengLin ’s group ( inthe Department of Chemistry.This position’s research will focus on alkali metal ion batterytechnology, developing and studying modified and novel designs andmaterials to affect their performance. The incumbent will beexpected to perform under limited supervision and to independentlyestablish appropriate research plans that will address theobjectives of the group and its funded research programs. Researchresults are to be interpreted and presented by oral and writtenmeans, both within the group and externally. Expertise possessed ordeveloped by the incumbent is to be shared with other group membersas serves the various projects. Collaborations to utilize and/orlearn needed expertise from other researchers should beproductively pursued.Required Qualifications• PhD (recent) in Chemistry, Materials Science, ChemicalEngineering, or closely related field• Publications in peer-review journals• Deep knowledge of solid state ionics and X-ray spectroscopy• Experience with interfacial studies in batteries• Experience with solid state electrolyte, such as polymerelectrolytes and composite electrolytes• Ability to work as an independent researcher with a high level ofscientific judgment and initiative, as well as to collaborate• Experience in general battery laboratory equipment operation andmaintenance• Ability to write manuscripts in English and publish inpeer-reviewed journalsPreferred Qualifications• Knowledge and experience with synchrotron related spectroscopicand imaging techniques• Experience with solid state batteries• Experience with studying surface chemistry in batterymaterials• Experience with large-scale data analysis with some level ofprogramming and codingReview DateOctober 25, 2019Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechVirginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed toteaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealthof Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of UtProsim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated toInclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, andexcellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice thePrinciples of Community, which are fundamental to our on-goingefforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a communitythat nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. VirginiaTech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join ourcommunity in preparing leaders for the world.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodationplease contact the hiring department.Advertised: October 11, 2019Applications close:last_img read more