Applications open for London Small Theatres Grants Scheme

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: arts Funding London  100 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The London Small Theatres Grants Scheme is offering awards of up to £5,000 to small theatres in London which are undertaking building projects.The capital funding scheme was set up following the London Assembly investigation led by Tom Copley AM into the challenges facing the capital’s small theatres and its July 2013 report Centre Stage: Supporting small theatres in the capital. Priorities include projects that:address urgent building repairsimprove operational viabilityintroduce environmental improvementsenhance physical accessibilityThe scheme can also be used to help lever in other sources of investment, “particularly philanthropic support”.  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.center_img Applications open for London Small Theatres Grants Scheme Howard Lake | 31 August 2018 | News The Playground Theatre is a beneficiary of funding from the Theatres Trust.The funding is open to small independent, commercial, subsidised and amateur theatres, and open air venues. Applications to the London Small Theatres Grants Scheme close at noon on 15 October 2018.  99 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

Little relief for children in pain as consultant post remains vacant

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Facebook NewsHealthLittle relief for children in pain as consultant post remains vacantBy David Raleigh – June 5, 2020 722 Email TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNews Print TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Mairead O’Leary Woulfe, with husband Micheal and daughters Leah (10) and Ellie (7).CHILDREN suffering from chronic pain are not getting adequate care because Ireland has no paediatric pain consultant.Last week the Limerick Post revealed how two young girls from Bruff have been waiting in agony for six months to see a paediatric pain consultant, following the resignation of the country’s only paediatric pain consultant.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ten-year-old Leah O’Leary Woulfe and her seven-year-old sister Ellie have been diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and they have been unable to access appropriate pain relief since Dr Kevin Mc Carthy resigned from his consultancy last DecemberIt has now emerged that the highly specialised position has yet to be advertised, six months after Dr McCarthy’s departure.Dr McCarthy said he resigned due to a lack of support for the role.The girls’ mother Mairead O’Leary Woulfe said that following Dr McCarthy’s resignation, she was promised a care plan for her children, but that this has not happened.“Families have been left in limbo because there is no pain consultant and nobody with authority to adjust pain medication for patients”, she said.A plan for a Northern Ireland-based pain consultant to provide supports to colleagues in the Republic has not alleviated the situation, she said.Michael Woulfe said their children’s physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions, which are critical to their treatment, were cancelled, due to Covid-19 restrictions.“We are left in limbo. All the things that were working for our children, like hydrotherapy is all gone. That would help in terms of managing their pain.”Pamela Lynam, co-founder of the Complex Pain Management advocacy group, confirmed the consultant’s position in the south has not been advertised.“It was meant to go to a committee for approval on March 20 and then to be advertised in April, but then COVID happened, and that’s why I think it hasn’t happened.”Ms Lynam, whose daughter Amy (13) suffers from chronic pain from a sports injury, explained that “even when that’s advertised, you could be three to five years before anybody is in that position”.She claimed a proposed plan for a Belfast-based consultant to help with cases in the interim “had not happened”.“It’s horrific. My daughter definitely needs to change her meds. Nothing is working. But there is nobody to help.”“Amy was seen last June, so we’re nearly a year without being seen, and left in chronic pain.”“Adult pain specialists won’t see children until they’re 18. They won’t take a referral before they are 16, and it takes two years to get seen.”“Nobody will change their medication until they are seen, which is understandable, but it’s not fair on the kids that are in pain.”A HSE source confirmed the consultant’s position “hasn’t been advertised as yet”.Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) told the Limerick Post it “cannot comment on contracts of employment, or on individual cases”.A statement sent to this newspaper read: “CHI is aware that the current situation regarding the Paediatric Complex Pain Management Service is a cause of much anxiety and upset for parents and children.”“If a parent is concerned or worried about child’s health they should contact a member of their child’s medical team will be happy to discuss any aspect of a patient’s care directly with them or their family members.”“We have written to all families whose children have been attending the complex pain management service in Crumlin or Temple Street to give them an update and contact numbers should they need clinical related advice for their child”.CHI said the position left vacant following Dr McCarthy’s resignation “is a highly specialised position” to fill.“As an interim measure, we have secured the services of Consultant Anaesthesiologist in Northern Ireland who specialises in both Paediatric and Adult Complex Pain Management who is assisting CHI colleagues in continuing the Paediatric Complex Pain Management Service for patients until these posts commence.”center_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Previous articleLimerick Post Show | June 5, 2020Next articleLimerick Post Show | Jockey Billy Lee David Raleigh Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisementlast_img read more

Broker launches e-diversity scheme

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. City insurance broker Markel has introduced an e-learning system to raisediversity aware-ness among its workers. The learning package will help to educate staff on legal issues in theworkplace, following the recent spate of high-profile employment tribunal casesin the City. The programme is designed to promote a liberal and progressive workingenvironment and inform employees on issues such as harassment, bullying anddiscrimination. Markel’s training and recruitment specialist Ella Gosling admitted theindustry had poor levels of diversity and said the scheme would increaseawareness across the company. “We developed it to raise awareness of the rights and responsibilitiesthat staff have at work. Hopefully, after the training, everybody in the workforcewill be more aware,” she said. The e-learning package is on the company intranet, so staff do not have toset time aside to attend a classroom course. “Underwriters are often out of the office, so this was a far moreconvenient way to deliver the training,” she said. The modular programme, developed by Marshall ACM, also covers equalopportunities and equal pay. In the scheme’s first month, 10 per cent ofemployees have been trained. The course is the first in a series of learning programmes. E-based trainingon stress management and time management will be launched later this year. Comments are closed. Broker launches e-diversity schemeOn 15 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Notre Dame students and faculty reflect on the life and death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

first_imgLast week, associate justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg died due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Justice Ginsburg, also referred to as “the Notorious RBG” and the court’s “Great Dissenter,” led with strength in the face of adversity. She spent much of her early career fighting gender discrimination, before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She leaves behind a life-long legacy as a trailblazer for promoting and protecting women’s rights and furthering gender equality.University President Fr. John Jenkins released a statement Friday evening addressing Ginsburg’s death, and recalled her visit to campus in 2016. “I recall fondly her standing-room-only appearance in the Joyce Center in 2016,” Jenkins said in the statement.Political science professor Christina Wolbrecht spoke to the importance of Ginsburg’s work and its influence on the lives of current and future generations of women.“Few people in history did more to advance the equality of women than Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and all long before she sat on the Supreme Court. The series of cases she argued in the 1970s transformed and ensured the constitutional basis for sex equality,” Wolbrecht said. “There is no woman in this country whose life was not materially improved by Ginsburg’s work.”Professor Eileen Hunt Botting, a political theorist whose scholarly interests cover modern political thought, feminism, family, ethics of technology and literature, also spoke of Ginsburg’s passing. Courtesy of Riya Shah. Notre Dame College Democrats and others gather to recognize Ginsburg’s death in a vigil at the grotto Sunday night.“The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg hit our country hard during a time of greater political and public health crisis, not only in the U.S., but around the world,” Botting said. “She had rightfully become a legal icon of a triad of egalitarian feminist values at the foundation of modern representative democracy: equality before the law; the right to non-discrimination on the basis of sex, gender or other social status; and equality of opportunity.”First year Anjali Pellegrin said she was saddened by Ginsburg’s death, and discussed her admiration for the late justice. “RBG’s death made a lot of my greatest fears a reality; for me the Supreme Court is the greatest protector of the people and the minorities, and it’s so hard to see such a strong force for good go,” Pellegrin said. “As a woman, she was my idol and as an activist she was my hope. She will rest in power” Sophomore Isabella Garcia of Notre Dame College Democrats spoke to her regard for Ginsburg, and said she was upset by the politicization surrounding her death. “It was really monumental, but I think that, especially in this time, it really stings and reminds me that the election is so important,” Garcia said. “We’re in the 40-day stretch now. I’m thinking about the fact the Trump administration is going to try to nominate and push someone through.”On Sunday evening, Notre Dame College Democrats held an unofficial vigil to remember Ginsburg’s life and recognize what she contributed to the advancement of historically marginalized groups’ rights.When asked how students can work to honor Ginsburg’s memory, Garcia talked about the vigil and said specific practices are important in honoring her. “I think, especially on a Catholic campus, it’s important to recognize the fact that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a Jewish woman, and so recognizing the traditional learning practices for that faith tradition has been an awesome thing to learn during this time,” Garcia said. When reflecting on how to honor Ginsburg’s memory, Botting said it’s best to remember the education that brought her to the Supreme Court.“We must ensure that future generations of citizens read and learn about the egalitarian and liberal ideas that are the basis for our most cherished democratic rights and freedoms,” Botting said.Tags: egalitarian feminism, feminist, Notorious RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, The Great Dissenter, vigillast_img read more

Eastern district schools festival dubbed a success

first_img Share Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Eastern district schools festival dubbed a success by: – June 14, 2012 28 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Teachers singing as part of festival activities Roseau, Dominica – Education officials have dubbed the recently held Eastern District School’s Festival a success that gave students the opportunity to showcase the work they had done over the past school year.Chief Education Officer Stephenson Hyacinth said the festival maintained “the tradition of the East where we focus on output within the education system.”“Being here today to see some of the things you are doing, it shows that you are continuing the legacy of excellence in the East,” Hyacinth said, adding that Education Officer Madura Walter deserved high praise for her work in that district.The festival was held at the Castle Bruce Primary School under the theme, “Showcasing our Achievements,” and included an exhibition of art and other works completed during the term by all schools in the east.A mental math competition was also held among students of grades 4, 5 and 6 of the various schools and a poetry competition involving participants from all grades.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Hon. Johnson Drigo viewing some of the exhibits.Hyacinth commended the Eastern District principals for answering the “challenge together” in the organization of the festival.“I believe the district serves a very important function in that we can all learn together. We would experience much success if we would utilize the potential which lies in each district. Each principal in the district has a particular strength,” Hyacinth said.“Every school in the east should rely on the strength of the other principals in the district to support their efforts,” he advised.Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Hon. Johnson Drigo, who represented the Education Minister, Hon. Petter Saint Jean, told students they had a “golden” opportunity to access quality education.He also called on parents, and other community interest groups to get involved in the children’s education.“From the politicians down, all of us a have to play a bigger part in ensuring that no child is left behind, no child falls through the cracks and every child achieves to the best of his abilities,” Drigo said.The Eastern District Schools Festival also included performances in song and dance from students of the various schools and climaxed with a medley of song by all the district principals. Press Releaselast_img read more

Leading coach Salazar gets four-year ban for doping violations

first_imgBy Gene CherryDOHA, Qatar (Reuters) – American Alberto Salazar, who has coached some of the world’s top distance runners including British multiple Olympic and world champion Mo Farah, has been banned for four years for doping violations.The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said Salazar’s punishment was for “orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct” as head coach of the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), a camp designed primarily to develop U.S. endurance athletes.The 61-year-old was quickly stripped of his accreditation for the world athletics championships in Doha at the request of the U.S. track and field federation, the sport’s governing IAAF said in a statement. Salazar said he would appeal USADA’s decision, and sportswear giant Nike said in a statement that it would stand by him.“I am shocked by the outcome today,” Salazar said in a statement. “My athletes and I have endured unjust, unethical and highly damaging treatment from USADA.” “The Oregon Project has never and will never permit doping. I will appeal and look forward to this unfair and protracted process reaching the conclusion I know to be true. I will not be commenting further at this time.”Yesterday, Farah said he was relieved that the investigation was over. “I have no tolerance for anyone who breaks the rules or crosses a line,” he said. UK athletics said in a statement that its own investigation in 2015, which cleared Farah to work with Salazar, was “restricted to the interaction of the Nike Oregon Project with Mo Farah and not an anti-doping investigation.”Salazar stopped coaching Farah in 2017 when the runner decided to move back to England. Farah said at the time that the doping investigation was not the reason they parted ways.USADA said that Salazar, who also coached American Olympian Matthew Centrowitz among other top distance runners, trafficked banned performance-enhancing substance testosterone to multiple athletes. Salazar also tampered or attempted to tamper with NOP athletes’ doping control process, the agency said after concluding its four-year investigation.Jeffrey Brown, who worked as a paid consultant endocrinologist for NOP on performance enhancement and served as a physician for numerous athletes in the training programme, also received a four-year ban. REACTION IN DOHASeveral members of NOP are competing in the world championships, including newly-crowned 10 000m champion Sifan Hassan.“I am shocked to receive the news of today’s ruling, especially during this time in which I am fully preparing for my next race in the world championships in Doha,” the Dutch runner said in a statement.“I like to state that this investigation is focussed on the period before I joined the Oregon Project and therefore has no relation to me. I was aware of the ongoing investigations when I joined the team and have always had a clean conscience, knowing we are being monitored to the absolute fullest by USADA and WADA.”None of the athletes Salazar has worked with was mentioned in Monday’s report.“The athletes in these cases found the courage to speak out and ultimately exposed the truth,” Travis Tygart, USADA chief executive officer, said in a statement. “While acting in connection with the Nike Oregon Project, Mr Salazar and Dr Brown demonstrated that winning was more important than the health and wellbeing of the athletes they were sworn to protect.”Salazar said that Tygart’s comment was misleading and he had never put winning above the athletes’ safety.This is completely false and contrary to the findings of the arbitrators, who even wrote about the care I took in complying with the World Anti-Doping code,” he said.Nike, which funds NOP, the nation’s most elite long-distance running training centre in Portland under a $460 million, 26-year sponsorship deal with US Track and Field, said it would support Salazar’s appeal“Today’s decision had nothing to do with administering banned substances to any Oregon Project athlete. As the panel noted, they were struck by the amount of care Alberto took to ensure he was complying with the World Anti-Doping code,” it said. “Nike does not condone the use of banned substances in any manner.” Salazar was a celebrated distance runner, winning three consecutive New York City marathons starting in 1980.last_img read more

Eva Gordon scores lone goal in Syracuse women’s soccer’s 1-0 win over Army

first_img Related Stories Alana O’Neill’s two goals lift Syracuse to first win of seasonSyracuse women’s soccer opens season with 1-1 tie against Colgate Published on August 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Eva Gordon scored the only goal to move Syracuse (2-0-1) past Army (0-3-0), 1-0, at home on Friday afternoon. The win comes off another shutout victory on Sunday when the Orange hosted Delaware.“It wasn’t a particularly attractive soccer game,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon told “The team fought hard, and they worked for each other, and they came out on top against a very good Army team.”In the high temperatures, the first half between Syracuse and the Black Knights was a defensive stalemate. Each team only came away with three shots, putting one on target. Missed opportunities were the story for the Orange in the first half. Wheddon’s squad was unable to get a shot off from four different crosses and was the victim of six offside calls during the first 45 minutes.Junior forward Sheridan Street also managed to pick up her first yellow card on the season. Freshman forward/midfielder Sydney Brackett sustained an injury and did not return to the game but was able to walk off the field on her own power.A halftime substitution made the difference in the game as Gordon put a roller past Army goalkeeper Jordan Cassalia to put the Orange up by one. The ball bounced around following a Taylor Bennett corner before Gordon found the back of the net off the Street assist.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Eva came in and gave us a spark,” Wheddon said. “She was at the right place at the right time.”Following the goal, Syracuse switched to a more conservative tempo and failed to record a shot, but they deterred the Black Knights, who only notched one shot on goal during that period.In the 62nd minute, a breakaway from Alana O’Neill ended with her walking off the field and subbing out with an injury to her midsection after she collided on the ground with Cassalia following a slide tackle.One final attack in the closing minutes from Army nearly sent the game to overtime. Nicole Bautista got an open look in the 89th minute, just barely missing high in what was the last shot attempt for Army.Syracuse and Army tied with eight shots apiece, with Orange narrowly edging them out with shots on goal (3-2). Army though was not called for a single offsides, while the Orange drew 11. SU’s 2-0-1 start is its best since 2004.Syracuse will look to continue its winning streak as it hosts in-state rival Albany on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse dominates late to down Iona

first_img Published on September 9, 2017 at 9:14 pm Contact David: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (6-4) defeated Iona (2-7) Saturday afternoon in the Dartmouth tournament in Hanover, New Hampshire. After splitting the first two sets, 25-18, 17-25, the Orange were dominant, winning the final two sets, 25-14, 25-12.The Orange controlled every statistical category, notably besting the Gaels in aces (6-2) and digs (52-41). Anastasiya Gorelina (13 kills), Kendra Lukacs (11 kills) and Santita Ebangwese (11 kills) powered the Orange on the offensive end, along with Annie Bozzo (40 assists). SU also posted a hitting percentage of .342, more than doubling Iona.The two teams were knotted at six in the first set before SU began to pull away. Scoring nine of the next eleven points, Syracuse was able to separate itself from the Gaels, led by Lukacs with five kills.Iona came back in the second set, going on two separate 4-0 runs to pull away from the Orange. SU had its worst set of the match, posting a .214 hitting percentage with just 10 kills. Five different Gaels had a kill, helping their team win the set, 25-17.The next two sets Syracuse dominated. In two of its most impressive sets of the season, the Orange held its opponents to a combined 26 points in the final two sets. Early in the third set, SU won nine of ten points, setting the tone for a 25-14 win. SU used another run to win the fourth set, led by four kills from Gorelina. The Orange ended the match by scoring the 11 points in a row.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more