Cool Cat launches ‘puurrfect’ publicity service for charity sector

first_img  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 | 30 June 2006 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Having worked for attractive and vibrant charities such as Air Ambulances as well as charities dealing with not so attractive subjects such as mental health I fully appreciate the communication challenges facing the charitable sector, she said.“There are many ways in which charities can communicate their message and the majority of messages can be tied into a fundraising appeal.”center_img Cool Cat launches ‘puurrfect’ publicity service for charity sector Essex-based fundraiser Simone Robinson has opened Cool Cat PR Ltd, a PR and marketing consultancy providing a full communications service to all business sectors including the voluntary sector.Cool Cat PR has already been asked to provide fundraising advice and support to the Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity.Having worked as a fundraiser, including most recently as a head of fundraising at an Essex charity, Simone knows well that, with virtually no other advertising budget available to them, most voluntary sector organisations need to have good connections with not only local but national media. 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

Earning your stripes: a look at intramural referee training

first_imgFacebook Arik Hugheshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/arik-hughes/ Linkedin ReddIt TCU bats carry Frogs to a sweep Previous articleDog bites student on Stadium DriveNext articleTexas Independence Day Arik Hughes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arik Hughes TCU men’s tennis sweeps Oklahoma State Arik Hugheshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/arik-hughes/ Twitter Intramural referee Matthew Ratley administers a throw-in. TCU women’s tennis drops match against Texas Arik Hugheshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/arik-hughes/center_img Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course + posts Twitter Linkedin ReddIt printCollege is all about developing life skills and learning how to handle criticism in preparation for a career. For some, that comes in the form of blowing a whistle.TCU Campus Recreation gives students the chance to serve as referees in intramural sports.Students first apply online if they are interested in becoming an intramural referee. After an interview with Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Sheldon Tate, students start a lengthy training process.“We break it down into edible chunks and take them through it,” Tate said.Training includes three main steps. The first step of the process is structured around a classroom setting. Students learn the basics of rules, positions and philosophies, which are taught visually through PowerPoint presentations.After a quiz to test the trainees’ knowledge, step two of training begins. Tate said this part of training focuses on practical on-the-court work.“We take what we saw and transform it to where you are actually a part of it,” Tate said.Each student gets to work and practice at each position they could be in during a game. After two to four hours of getting used to their roles, the students are ready to move on to step three.In the last part of the process, trainees work practice games. Campus Recreation will invite fraternities and sororities to play in these friendly games to give the new referees some work.Tate said these games are great because they allow for teachable moments.“We can stop play and say, not only did we not get this call right, but let’s look at why we didn’t get it right,” Tate said. “Maybe our positioning was off. Maybe we were looking somewhere we shouldn’t be. But we are able to chessboard it and actually move things around.”Although it takes a lot of work, Tate said he thinks the training portion is important to set the students up for success in the long run.Once a student has completed the preparation process, he or she starts the journey of an intramural referee. Each person is evaluated on a night-to-night basis.“We’re all about continuing the education and want to help the students get better as they’re going,” Tate said.Those interested in becoming an intramural referee can apply on the TCU Campus Recreation website. Women’s basketball pulls off nail-biter win over McNeese State Arik Hugheshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/arik-hughes/ Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ eventlast_img read more

Where to watch Super Bowl LIII in Fort Worth

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ Twitter Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Courtesy of varsity tavern.com Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ Derrick Mokaleng has many layers to his success Alexis Guerrero Alexis Guerrero is a junior sports broadcasting and journalism double major from Fort Worth, Texas. She is a dog, baseball, and pizza enthusiast. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Dean of Admission reflects on university’s growing recognition Alexis Guerrerohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-guerrero/ Previous articleAttacking the glass will be crucial in road test at first-place BaylorNext articleMen’s Tennis continues winning ways, defeat UT-Arlington 5-2 Alexis Guerrero RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter Linkedin printLove them or hate them, the New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl for the fourth time in five seasons. Tom Brady and the Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams Sunday. If you choose to watch it somewhere besides home, here are some places in Fort Worth that are running specials for the biggest sporting event of the year.American GardensOn Morton Street, the outdoor restaurant/pub is hosting a watch party, where they will offer an all-you-can-eat buffet for the price of $25 per person. They’re also serving happy hour drinks all day. Football squares will be available for the chance to win prizes. You can visit their Facebook page or call 817-439-9660 for more information.Landmark Bar & KitchenLocated on Bledsoe Street, the bar will host a watch party showing the game on four jumbotrons and 30 HDTVs. Drink specials including $4 big beers and $4 Texas teas as well as a free buffet.Texas Republic Bar & Kitchen Fort WorthThe popular bar on Foch Street is most known for its 168 square-foot television. That television will be back in action along with 20 other HDTVs and Game Sound. Their Facebook page provides more information regarding the watch party, but the good news is it is first come first serve and no cost to reserve tables.Reservoir-Bar, Patio & KitchenAcross the way from Texas Republic, Reservoir will host a watch party with specials on beer buckets. Following the game, DJ Traxx will take over for the after-party.The Social HouseOn Currie Street, The Social House is hosting the Super Bowl House Party that will include $25 all-you-can-eat while watching the game on over 25 TVs. To make a reservation, call 817-820-1510.Texas Live!Although not in Fort Worth, Texas Live! has become one of the best places to watch sporting events in DFW. Located between Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, their “Big Game Bash” will have the game showing on their 100-foot screen at the center of the Live Arena. The action starts at 4 p.m. with live music, games, and giveaways–because people always love free stuff. Entry and parking are both free, but the venue is expecting the Super Bowl to be their biggest event yet.Varsity TavernThe two-story bar on Norwood Street is hosting a big party that kicks off at 11 a.m. The first half of the party will have a door raffle to win a 60” TV. Offered for $5 are shots named after the Patriots and the Rams as well as bucket specials on Miller Lite, Coors Light, Dos Equis, and Corona. The second half of the party starts at 10 p.m. with DJ Panic and Bottle Service Specials on Tito’s and Moet. This sounds like the place to be. For more information go to their Facebook page or call 817-999-2854.Wood Shed SmokehouseThe popular barbecue restaurant located on Riverfront Drive will be hosting a watch party with specials on both drinks and food. For drinks, the restaurant will have $5 margaritas, $4 Miller Lite, Coors Light and Bud Light, as well as  $4 Jimador Tequila shots. For food, there will be $3 lamb tacos, $2 pinch buns, $7 nachos, and $5 pork ribs. ReddIt Baseball adjusts to losing numerous key players from previous seasons Hector Gutierrez’s worldly experience has helped establish Beach Volleyball Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Leadership Pasadena Names Kathleen O’Sullivan to the Advisory Board

first_img Business News Community News Leadership Pasadena Names Kathleen O’Sullivan to the Advisory Board From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, July 10, 2016 | 5:05 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe 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. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Kathleen O’SullivanLeadership Pasadena (LP) is proud to announce Kathleen O’Sullivan has joined the LP Advisory Board.LP Alum Kathleen “Kat” O’Sullivan heads up KSHIFT, a unique consulting firm that helps successful, fast-growing companies create surprisingly effortless and profitable growth. Kat serves as a Trusted Advisor to owners/CEOs and works with them to create a People Strategy that engages everyone in taking their business to the next level of success. Kat is an LP alum, class of 2002 and served on the LP board for 5 years after graduation. She also served on the Pasadena Chamber board. Kat’s contributions have been well recognized. She is most proud of her 2002 National Community Service Award and 2006 Women of Excellence in Education Award. She has presented at local, state, national and international conferences, including education conferences in China, Taiwan and the UK, sharing her experience and insights in creating schools of the future.Kat is joining the LP Advisory Board to oversee program and create professional program evaluation tools for Leadership Pasadena.Leadership Pasadena is an 8-month program designed to build strong cross-sector relationships among diverse community and business leaders and strengthen individuals to become more effective leaders for the Pasadena community . With its many civic, non-profit and community organizations and its diverse communities, there is a large need for empowered and connected community leaders to address the concerns and issues of the Pasadena area together with respect and determination and results. Leadership Pasadena creates these leaders.For more information, visit www.leadershippasadena.org. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stufflast_img read more

New Cuisine For Healthy Beings: True Food Kitchen Scheduled to Open In September

first_imgHealthy and locally sourced inspired restaurant True Food Kitchen is prepping its new Pasadena location for the September 13 grand opening in Old Town. The restaurant is making its new home in a historic building on the corner of Pasadena Ave and Colorado and will offer a seasonal menu for the health conscious palette.“The building is designed after True Food Kitchen’s culture and what we do. It’s a really fresh concept that’s sustainable and seasonal,” explained General Manager of True Food Kitchen Pasadena Neil Solomon.Sustainable and seasonal is the driving force behind the restaurant’s menu which offers a healthy selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options to provide a little something for everyone.“We are locally sourcing a lot of things,” said Solomon who explained that he could not go into specifics at this time until the official menu launches in the coming days.The natural and eco-friendly styled decor features the likes of driftwood chandelier lights and other similar designs.“It’s something like we’ve never done,” explained Solomon about the restaurant’s interior design concept.The new location is equipped with three separate dining rooms, an indoor/outdoor bar, and a courtyard patio with a see-through dual fireplace.”It’s a big space and we’re utilizing the whole place,” said Solomon about the corner building that is a part of the Pasadena Historical Society. “We really like the culture in Pasadena and its been somewhere we’ve wanted to be for a while now,” said Solomon.True Food Kitchen has locations in several states across the nation with nearby locations in Newport Beach and Santa Monica.“We are really excited to be a part of the Pasadena culture,” said Solomon.True Food Kitchen opens its doors on September 13 and is located at 168 Colorado Blvd.For more information, visit http://www.truefoodkitchen.com 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. top box 9 New Cuisine For Healthy Beings: True Food Kitchen Scheduled to Open In September By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Friday, August 19, 2016 | 5:07 pm More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Make a comment Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Road works to get underway on the Lisnaragh Road

first_img Road works to get underway on the Lisnaragh Road HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest News Twitter Facebook Previous articleUpdate: Buncrana suspected pipe bomb declared a false alarmNext articleYouth Information Centre offers support to Leaving Cert Students News Highland Facebook Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers It’s been confirmed that work is to begin on a £70,000 safety scheme on the B48 Lisnarragh Road, Plumbridge.The scheme will see a particularly bendy section of the Lisnarragh Road at Devine’s Memorials realigned allowing road traffic users a clear line of sight. The North’s Roads Minister Danny Kennedy has announced the scheme would begin with immediate effect and be complete by the 20th September.Local Cllr Dan kelly is welcoming the announcement. He says many people are using this road instead of the A5, and along with an increase in tourist traffic, the B48 is now much busier…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/kellyB48UPGRADE.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – August 14, 2013 Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Deep in the heart of Texasville

first_img Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Shelter incident calls for explanation Tuesday’s incident at the City of Troy animal shelter begs the question: why? On the same day the Pike Animal… read more Sponsored Content What storyteller Donald Davis said made a good bit of sense to me.When you get up in the morning and your day goes exactly as planned, you don’t have a story. But, when your day is turned upside down — that’s when you have a story.My day was turned upside down …and I have a story. By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Deep in the heart of Texasville Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:12 pm Friday, May 14, 2010 “If the car stops, we just need to set it on fire and hope a helicopter comes along and sees it,” said my friend Bannie who was along for the promise of a catfish supper. “Nobody would ever find us out here.”At long last, the caution light at the Texasville crossroads signaled the return to civilization. All we had to do was follow our noses to the catfish cookin’.It is not true that when you lose one sense another is enhanced. The nose does not take over when the eyes fail you.Up and down the main road we went, hoping to spot the side road that led to the pig trail that led to the catfish cookin’. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell The plan was to go to a late afternoon gathering at Perote and then make a beeline along the back roads to another gathering at Texasville. The plan included eating a mannerly amount of barbecue at the first stop while saving room for a catfish and a couple of hushpuppies over at the crossroads. Utmost in the plan was to make sure that dark didn’t catch me before I got to Texasville.As the sun began to sink, the day began to tilt.Now I need to say, there’s not a store or a house on the backroads between Perote and Texasville. There’s not even a wide spot in the road. Latest Stories Print Article Three house calls and an hour later, we found the gated pig trial. Bannie opened the gate and we went honking down through the vast darkness. A faint light was on inside the cabin.The host and hostess appeared on the porch. All the other folks had gone on home and had taken the catfish along with them.We sat on the porch for a while listening to the frogs and crickets in concert. Then we said our goodbyes and headed out into the dark Texasville night. If you’ve never been in a hollow outside of Texasville on a moonless night, then you have no idea how dark the night can be.Bannie got out of the car to close the gate and it seemed like it was taking her much too long. But I glanced in the rearview mirror and saw her wrapping the chain around the post. I tuned back in to the nighttime serenade, which was interrupted by an unnatural sound – “Ohaaah!”I cocked my ear toward the open window but heard nothing more. I looked around behind me but didn’t see Bannie and she didn’t answer. “Bannie!” Slience.I bailed out of the car, calling her name but still no answer.My instantaneous thoughts were that Bannie had fallen or had a seizure or a stroke or something even worse and nobody was around to help me.When I rounded the back bumper of the car, I expected to see Bannie lying flat on the ground, hurt or worse.But there was no sight of Bannie. She was gone. Disappeared. Vanished.The frogs and crickets had hushed. The stars stopped twinkling. My own heart gave pause.The rapture? Had Bannie been raptured? Was she caught up in the clouds? Had I been left behind?“Bannie?” I said in a hopeful whisper. “Bannie, where are you?”Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something move. A head – like a gopher’s sticking up out of the ground. The dead rising up?Before I fell to my knees, the head spoke in Bannie’s voice.“Don’t come over here,” she hollered and waved her arms wildly. “Don’t come! I’m in a hole.”I went closer, creeping.“Stay back,” she said. “It’s a deep hole and you’ll fall in.”I didn’t say so but it appeared to me that the hole was well occupied.No, she wasn’t hurt and, yes, she could get out of the hole by herself.I watched as Bannie came crawling out of the hole on all-fours, like a turtle clawing its way up a slippery bank.And I saw then that I had a story.Jaine Treadwell is features editor of The Messenger. She can be reached at [email protected] Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The rate of peat accumulation in Antarctic moss banks

first_img(1) Three Antarctic moss banks were studied in detail: two dominated by Polytrichum alpestre Hoppe and one by Chorisodontium aciphyllum (Hook. f. et Wils.) Broth. (2) The rate of upward growth of the moss banks, 0.9-1.3 mm yr-1, is approximately half the annual shoot growth. (3) The amount of decomposition which has occurred at different depths of the peat in these banks was calculated from measurements of bulk density and compression. The decomposition rate appears to be $< 1% mathrm{yr}^{-1}$. Peat 20-30 cm below the surface is permanently frozen, and about half the original material has decomposed by the time it becomes incorporated into this permafrost. Evidence is presented that a slow decomposition rate is an intrinsic characteristic of Polytrichum alpestre. (4) The rate of peat accumulation, 89-158 g m-2 yr-1, is about half the rate of production, 162-350 g m-2 yr-1. The former is similar to accumulation rates of peat elsewhere in the world.last_img read more

News story: Over £35 million to support Scottish universities tackling global challenges

first_imgScience and Universities Minister Chris Skidmore, said: Scottish universities are at the forefront of ground-breaking research and these new hubs will help these universities build on our reputation as a world leader as they tackle some of the biggest global issues. The partnerships built in Scotland, between government, universities and businesses are at the heart of how we hope to overcome these challenges. We remain committed to strengthening the strong and collaborative relationship that exists here in Scotland. This is part of a £270 million package to support projects across the country to reduce the impact of ocean pollution, improve security of food supply and control infectious diseases.Putting the UK at the forefront of tackling global grand challenges, this is part of the modern Industrial Strategy which brings government, businesses and organisations together to address challenges of clean growth, the future of mobility, healthy ageing and the use of data and artificial intelligence.Projects run by the Universities of Strathclyde and Edinburgh will see world-leading UK researchers collaborating with partners in the developing and developed world to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. These will be backed by over £35 million of UK Government funding, Science and Universities Minister Chris Skidmore announced today.He confirmed that the One Ocean Hub, led by University of Strathclyde, will receive over £18 million in funding. This will support their work in bringing together researchers and local communities across the globe to protect and make best use of ocean resources, while also cutting pollution and keeping oceans sustainable. This supports the Government’s ambition in the modern Industrial Strategy to maintain the UK’s position at the forefront of encouraging the world to move towards clean growth.The University of Edinburgh will also receive over £17.5 million in funding to lead a Multi-Hazard Urban Disaster Risk Transitions Hub. This will look to reduce disaster risk for the poor by building better resilience into urban planning.Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell said: The UK has a reputation for globally influential research and innovation, and is at the centre of a web of global collaboration – showing that science has no borders. We have a strong history of partnering with other countries – over 50% of UK authored research involves collaborations with international partners. The projects being announced today reinforce our commitment to enhance the UK’s excellence in innovation at home and around the world, driving high-skilled jobs, economic growth and productivity as part of the modern Industrial Strategy. A total of 28 projects across the world will see world-leading UK researchers collaborating with international partners in the developing and developed world to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges – from securing safe food and water supplies, to better understanding the connection between climate and health, as well as creating a global economy that works for all.Of the 28 successful projects, twelve projects, including the One Ocean Hub, will be supported by £200 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund. The other 16 projects will be receiving a share of £79 million from the Fund for International Collaboration, which will be match funded by partnering developed nations and is aimed at boosting international collaboration on research and development in areas such as future advanced technologies. The successful projects are being managed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).With UK universities and innovators engaging with their peers in all continents around the world, the international reach of the projects will secure and enhance the UK’s world-leading reputation in science and research at the same time as tackling these global challenges.The UK Government’s modern Industrial Strategy sets out Grand Challenges to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, ensuring that the UK takes advantage of major global changes, improving people’s lives and the country’s productivity. The first 4 Grand Challenges are focused on the global trends which will transform our future in artificial intelligence and data, ageing society, clean growth and the future of mobility.last_img read more

Bacow meets with global alumni

first_img Harvard’s many research ties to that nation reflect broad engagement, as President Bacow visits Focusing on people and place During the workshop, alumni leaders heard from Mark C. Elliott, vice provost of International Affairs and the Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, on the state of the University’s international academic efforts. Elliott was joined by Thomas J. DeLong, Baker Foundation Professor of Management Practice and former Philip J. Stromberg Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, for a session on organizational behavior and the roles that reflection and gratitude play in leadership.Alumni traveled from around the world to take part. They represented clubs from Australia, Brazil, Ghana, India, Kuwait, Korea, Mexico, Quebec, Russia, Sweden, and many other nations. International shared interest groups included the Harvard Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development and the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, among others.For the Saturday evening event, held at the Hermitage Amsterdam, Bacow engaged in a conversation with Deanna Lee ’84, former member of the Harvard Board of Overseers (2013-19), visiting professor of media studies at John Cabot University in Rome, senior adviser to the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and a distinguished former broadcast journalist who has reported from around the world. She is a member of the Harvard Club of Italy.“This whole weekend has been about the ideas of community,” said Lee, “with people sharing their experiences, learning from each other.”Bacow and Lee took questions from the audience on a range of topics, from the value of campus diversity and free speech to broadening access to Harvard courses through online learning and the University’s efforts in Allston. Lee also asked Bacow about the growth in public service and public-interest careers at Harvard — and whether alumni have a role to play in the lives and careers of current Harvard students, both now and after they have graduated.“This institution did not build itself. It exists because of those who came before us, often alumni, who were willing to devote their time and their effort, and in some cases their resources, to create an institution from which we all now benefit,” said Bacow. “And so there’s this wonderful tradition of each generation helping the next. And that’s represented by literally everyone that’s in this room — by alumni who’ve traveled far and wide to be here.”The HAA will next convene international club and SIG leaders during its annual alumni leadership conference to be held in Cambridge in February. Bacow stresses educational, civic partnerships Related Looking to China for lessons on helping the poor Harvard President Larry Bacow told an alumni audience, following on the heels of the first-ever gathering of Harvard international alumni leaders in Amsterdam, that the goal of lifting the global community will be accomplished through commitment to facing global challenges and, perhaps more commonly, to addressing concerns closer to home.“If you look around the world — and tonight is a great example — you find Harvard alumni who are actively involved in making the world a better place, in each and every community and country in which they are located,” Bacow said during a Saturday evening event hosted by the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) and the Harvard Club of the Netherlands. “As citizens of Harvard, but more importantly as citizens of our communities around the world, we each have to look for ways to try to make this imperfect, sometimes challenging, sometimes maddening, often difficult world a better place. Sometimes that’s by devoting one’s life to public service, but often it’s by helping just one person to lead a better life.”Bacow’s visit coincided with the HAA’s International Leadership Workshop, which took place throughout the weekend and which drew more than 150 volunteers who run local and regional clubs and shared interest groups (or SIGs) spanning six continents. Those alumni, along with about 100 other local alumni, attended the Saturday evening event with the president.Laura Birkman, M.P.A. ’12, president of the Harvard Club of the Netherlands, said in her welcome to the workshop that every School was represented at the session and attendees included graduates from the classes of 1970 through 2017. Birkman, whose work for the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies overseers a range projects in the fields of security and defense, described her Club’s cultural, academic, and social programming as “a way to provide a community platform that brings a little bit of Harvard to the Lowlands.”Harvard’s nearly 62,000 international alumni live in some 202 countries around the globe. The weekend workshop provided opportunities for alumni to learn from each other’s experiences — to build on leadership and organizational skills and learn new approaches, share resources, and exchange ideas for addressing challenges and opportunities.,HAA President Alice E. Hill ’81, Ph.D. ’91, who took part in the workshop, has stated a focus on deepening the HAA’s global outreach is among her goals for the year. A native of Canada who now lives in Australia, Hill is the first citizen of either of those nations to serve as HAA president.“Wherever I have moved in the world, the local Harvard community has included me and welcomed me unconditionally,” said Hill during the workshop. “I think part of why many of us chose Harvard, and perhaps why Harvard chose us, is because we share its values. This weekend we’ve seen this kind of inclusivity again — we’ve been able to gather with colleagues from Ethiopia to Argentina to Indonesia, to exchange ideas about what it means to be connected and engaged members of the Harvard community, and to discuss and share the values of this community no matter where we are in the world.”Previously, the HAA has organized regional meetings for alumni in a variety of international locations, but last weekend’s event marked the first time all international club and SIG leaders convened in one place outside of Cambridge. “As citizens of Harvard, but more importantly as citizens of our communities around the world, we each have to look for ways to try to make this imperfect, sometimes challenging, sometimes maddening, often difficult world a better place.” — President Larry Bacow Discusses urban issues with Phoenix mayor, others Incoming Alumni Association president seeks to deepen engagement with worldwide community of graduateslast_img read more