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Could Your Social Media Be Stopping Your From Landing Your Dream Role?

Sat, May 25, 2019 18:43 EDT

Could Your Social Media Be Stopping Your From Landing Your Dream Role? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26th May, 2019 Jobseekers need not be wary of social media use, though a recent survey by CareerBuilder showed that more than half of employers have chosen not to hire candidates based on their social media content. Experts recommend using the modern research tactic to the jobseekers' advantage and seeing the social networking as an extension of their resume. The study showed that 7 in 10 employers use social media sites to research job candidates during the hiring process, and almost half the employers surveyed say they check up on current employees on social media. Having this knowledge is an advantage for jobseekers, who can tailor content to reflect their personality, hobbies and interests. Employers see social media as a behind-the-scenes look at what a resume doesn't tell them about a candidate and could very well sway a decision in the jobseeker's favour. It's important for candidates to ensure information on a resume matches what's online. Employers will often check up on qualifications, schools attended, criminal history, inappropriate online behaviour and anything negative posted in relation to previous places of work. Potential employers say favourable decisions are made when they find professional information online matches what's been presented in the resume, they can see the candidate is well rounded with a variety of hobbies and interests, they have strong communication skills and appear to be a good fit with the company culture. Editors in Chief for Your Career magazine, Thai Ngo and Iris Du, assert that social media should be viewed as an effective extra tool to further a candidate's career. "A solid resume gives a recruiter or potential employer the hard facts about your education, past experience, training and skills. It's a concise history of your career path and says a lot about your professional side," Iris said. "Social media is not something to be scared of, rather, job seekers should use it to their advantage. It's likely a potential employer will do some background research, so use your social media to show off who you are outside of work. Let your personality shine through your friends, hobbies and life outside of the office," Thai said. For m ore information on how to make social media work for your career, pick up a copy of Your Career magazine which is available from http://yourcareermagazine.com.au For further interviews, images or information, please contact: Thai Ngo and Iris Du Editors-In-Chief http://yourcareermagazine.com.au media@readpublishing.group

Round The World Payments Race team journeys with Tall Ship Pelican of London at Belfast Maritime Festival

Sat, May 25, 2019 06:46 EDT

BELFAST, UK, May 25, 2019: A team taking part in the first ever Round The World (RTW) Payments Race made the historic TS Pelican of London, docked at Donegal Bay, its first stop on an epic journey from London to Amsterdam. The Round The World (RTW) payments race challenges four teams to make their way round the world travelling west, whilst facing a series of payments-related challenges along the way. The only catch is that each racer can use one payment method (cash, card, cryptocurrencies or mobile phone) or face immediate disqualification. The TS Pelican is currently docked at Donegal Bay as part of the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival taking place from May 25-27. Team Card is led by fintech professional Sophie Theen, accompanied by cameraperson Chai Rolfe who is documenting the whole journey. Sophie said, 'Clare, the Captain, made us very welcome aboard their beautiful ship. It's a rare opportunity to come aboard a tall ship like this and the Maritime Festival looks fantastic. We would have loved to stay much longer but we've got to dash off to the airport!' Sophie and Chai are travelling through three checkpoints Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Lithuania on their journey which began from Trafalgar Square on May 23 rd and finishes on June 4/5 at Money20/20, Europe's largest fintech event. Pelican of London is an ocean-going, sail training ship 45-metres in length with 43 berths, that is owned and operated by the charity Adventure Under Sail. The ship has been specifically designed to give up to 30 young people an exciting, exacting and exhilarating seafaring experience. A journey under open skies and to far horizons in which to enjoy life, make new friends, build confidence, work as part of a team, use perseverance, initiative and leadership to sail The Pelican to distant shores. To find out more about Sophie visit https://www.fintech.finance/01-news/team-card-sophie-theen/ or to get involved with the race go to www.bluetrain.co.uk/money2020 - ENDS - About Adventure Under Sail Part clipper, part pirate ship. The Pelican is a unique, fast, three masted sailing ship, the essence of blue water sailing. A Tall Ship, yes. But handy as they come. This is a ship with wings, with a corsair rig and able to challenge vessels twice her size. Pace and space are what she offers. For comfort and style, she has few equals. Based in Bristol, The Pelican sails throughout the summer on a series of voyages to UK and European harbours, including maritime festivals in historic ports and competing in Tall Ship Races. In October each year the ship leaves on an amazing six-month educational Trans-Atlantic voyage, visiting France, Spain and the Canaries on her way to the Caribbean islands, Panama and Costa Rica, returning to her home waters in April via Cuba, Bermuda and The Azores. (www.oceancollege.eu) For more information, please visit www.adventureundersail.com About Blue Train Marketing Blue Train Marketing provide B2B marketing and PR for some of the coolest people and companies in the financial services, technology and payments space. From cutting-edge start-ups to challenger banks and established fintechs, we love to create memorable marketing for our clients. In 2018, we were shortlisted for the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award by both the Emerging Payments Association and The Payment Awards. We were the Media Partner for Pay360 in March 2019 and have been chosen as partner for the Money20/20 Payments Race 2019 supporting Team Card. www.bluetrain.co.uk Media Enquiries: Blue Train Marketing Sarah Broughton team@bluetrain.co.uk T: +44 (0) 207 194 8494 Adventure Under Sail Marcus Dixon marcus@adventureundersail.com T: +44 (0)7771 861 501

MOBILE APP OP | Duuple is the Challenge- Based App Where Everyone Wins

Fri, May 24, 2019 18:43 EDT

Introducing Duuple, the challenge-based Android and iOS app where everybody wins. Duuple launched in the U.S. in the Fall with the help of celebrity ambassador Neil Patrick Harris and St. Jude's Children's Hospital. and this month just announced its expansion to Asia starting with South Korea. Duuple is making its mark by challenging and empowering its users to use social media for good! You can download the free app using the links below: Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2HB8Cdl iOS App Store: https://apple.co/2JCr083 If you are interested in learning more about the app, schedule a call with Abby Frimpong , CEO & Founder of Duuple . Here are links to the U.S. and Asia launch press releases for reference: U.S. Launch: https://prn.to/2HRAMzP South Korea Launch: https://prn.to/2VMYVN5

World Premiere of Wish Man Movie, Feature Drama Based on Life of Make-A-Wish Founder, Frank Shankwitz- June 4

Fri, May 24, 2019 18:40 EDT

One boy's wish changed a man. One man's wish changed the world. WHAT: The World Premiere of Wish Man movie will take place at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, followed by a nationwide release in select theaters on Thursday, June 6th. Wish Man is a biographical drama based on the life of Frank Shankwitz - creator of the Make-A-Wish Foundation . Since its creation in 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for more than 450,000 children in 50 countries worldwide. On average, a wish is granted every 38 seconds! It's the world's largest wish-granting organization. WHO: Frank Shanwitz, Make-A-Wish Foundation Founder Theo Davis, Writer/Director of Wish Man Greg Reid, Producer of Wish Man and International best-selling author Marc Gold, Producer of Wish Man and Founder of Fresh Cats Entertainment Andrew Steel, Actor ( Wish Man cast, The Justice Lease ) Bruce Davison ( Wish Man cast, X-Men) Danny Trejos ( Wish Man cast, Machete, Desperado ) Kirby Bliss Blanton ( Wish Man cast, Project X, The Green Inferno ) Robert Pine ( Wish Man cast, CHiPs, Frozen ) and more! MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Red carpet interviews with Writer/Director Theo Davies, Make-A-Wish Foundation Founder Frank Shankwitz, the Wish Man cast and celebrity supporters/attendees. A dedicated seat inside the Premiere to watch the film (pending availability.) WHEN: June 4, 2019 Media Check in: 4:00PM Red Carpet: 5-7PM Screening: 7PM After-Party- Until 10PM WHERE: The Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 Parking Instructions provided at confirmation. WHY: You're invited to attend the World Premiere or Wish Man movie. Wish Man is a biographical drama based on the life of Frank Shankwitz - creator of the Make-A-Wish Foundation . The film begins when Frank Shankwitz, at age ten, is traumatically separated from his father and follows him through his rocky and traumatic youth. At age 38, we find Frank a motorcycle cop who's at rock bottom in his personal life, until a near fatal accident creates a rare opportunity for Frank to meet a 7-year-old boy with terminal leukemia who dreams of becoming a police officer. The film's message is clear: one boy's wish changed a man. One man's wish changed the world. The film stars Andrew Steel ( The Justice Lease ) and Bruce Davison ( X-Men) as Frank Shankwtiz in his younger and senior years. Other principal cast includes Danny Trejos Machete, Desperado, Con Air ) Kirby Bliss Blanton ( Project X, The Green Inferno ), Robert Pine ( CHiPs, Frozen, Independence Day ) and more. Wish Man is helmed by English up-and-coming writer/director Theo Davies whose award-winning short film (starring Charlie Cox of Daredevil, Boardwalk Empire ) was selected for the BBC Film Network in the UK. He also previously directed ' 5 Hour Friends ' starring Tom Sizemore, which was distributed domestically by Gravitas Ventures and worldwide by Paramount Pictures. The film is produced by Greg Reid, an international best-selling author, film-maker and founder of the Forbes top-rated event for entrepreneurs, Secret Knock; and Marc Gold, founder of Fresh Cats Entertainment, which started as a film funding company in 2009 and is now producing a slate of 8 films in 2019.

Top Behavior Scientists Gather in Chicago; 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Human Rights Activist Featured Speaker

Fri, May 24, 2019 18:11 EDT

Top Behavioral Analysts Attending Chicago Convention 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee to Discuss Nonviolent Resistance WHAT: A conference that annually draws thousands of behavioral scientists, psychologists, educators and students from throughout the country - and the world -- is being held in Chicago. The 45 th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral Analysis International (ABAI) features workshops, poster presentations and cutting-edge research on a wide range of scientific, educational and psychological topics in behavioral analysis, including autism, behavioral pharmacology and neuroscience, verbal behavior, behavioral development, experimental analysis of behavior and organizational behavioral management. WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Swissôtel Chicago and Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. WHEN: This weekend - May 24-27 WHO: Featured speaker is 2017 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Afghan native, Jamila Raqib, a globally recognized expert on the strategic use of nonviolent action in support of democracy and human rights.

Cincinnati Summer Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Coming to Town!

Fri, May 24, 2019 16:52 EDT

The Cincinnati Summer Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show is making its way back to town this upcoming June! Just a reminder that this event is being held on a SUNDAY , so be sure to mark your calendar! Details for the event can be found below: 2019 CINCINNATI SUMMER AVANT-GARDE ART & CRAFT SHOW LOCATION: Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center 902 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. Loveland, OH 45149 DATES: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 TIME: 10:00am-4:00pm PARKING: FREE! ADMISSION: $3.00, children under 12 free! A portion of proceeds will be donated to Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank.

Little Steven's Score For Netflix's First Original Series "Lilyhammer" To Be Released For First Time In Two Volumes On July 12 Via Wicked Cool/UMe

Fri, May 24, 2019 12:06 EDT

LITTLE STEVEN AND THE INTERSTELLAR JAZZ RENEGADES' SCORE FOR NETFLIX'S FIRST ORIGINAL SERIES "LILYHAMMER" TO BE RELEASED FOR FIRST TIME ON JULY 12 IN TWO VOLUMES VIA WICKED COOL/UMe VOLUME 1: JAZZ COLLECTS THE BEST OF THE JAZZ SONGS VOLUME 2: FOLK, ROCK, RIO, BITS AND PIECES SHOWCASES THE BREADTH OF THE SHOW'S MUSICAL DIVERSITY WITH THREE DOZEN WILDLY ECLECTIC TRACKS ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM SUMMER OF SORCERY OUT NOW LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL CURRENTLY ON TOUR IN THE UK AND EUROPE, NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF IN JUNE WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "MY KIND OF TOWN"

May 28: Nurses from The Hospitals of Providence Memorial and Sierra Campuses Plan Rally for Optimal Patient Care

Fri, May 24, 2019 12:01 EDT

Nurses Plan Rally May 28 in El Paso Urging Tenet-Affiliated Hospitals of Providence, Sierra and Memorial Campuses to Invest in RN Staff and Patient Care Registered nurses will hold a rally May 28 in El Paso urging the Tenet-affiliated Hospitals of Providence, Sierra and Memorial Campuses to invest in nursing staff. This will improve the recruitment and retention of experienced RNs, and ensure optimal patient care, say nurses. The rally will coincide with informational pickets on May 28 at 12 other Tenet hospitals in Arizona, Florida and California. What: Registered nurses rally for optimal patient care. When: Tuesday, May 28 - 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Where: San Jacinto Plaza, 114 N. Mills Street, El Paso. The 679 RNs that work at both hospitals are members of National Nurses Organizing Committee, NNOC/Texas which is affiliated with National Nurses United, the largest and fastest growing union of registered nurses in the United States with 150,000 members. NNU plays a leadership role in safeguarding the health and safety of RNs and their patients and has won landmark legislation in the areas of staffing, safe patient handling, infectious disease and workplace violence prevention. Contact: Arianne Rodriguez, 915-301-2461, Martha Wallner, 510-273-2264

An Appalling, Dangerous Move That Will Result In More Discrimination In Health Care

Fri, May 24, 2019 11:51 EDT

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families "This morning, without justification or cause - and apparently without any concern for the consequences - the Trump administration moved to undermine protections that allow people to seek and receive health care free from discrimination and judgment. A historic step forward for our country, the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded health programs and activities. It was badly needed and long overdue and, despite the Trump Administration's action, it remains the law of the land. Like other civil rights laws, it must be upheld and enforced. But today's rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) attempts to gut the essential law. It is an appalling, dangerous move that will result in more discrimination in health care and fewer people getting the coverage, treatment and care they need. Already marginalized communities are likely to suffer the most: women, the LGBTQ community, people of color, people with disabilities, and those with limited English proficiency. This rule comes just weeks after the Trump administration finalized the "refusal rule", allowing individuals and entities to use their religious beliefs to refuse to provide patient care. Absolutely nobody should face discrimination when they are trying to access medical care. We should be working together to make care available to everyone in this country - not rolling back essential protections that made health care more accessible. Our nation's women and families deserve better than this." You can find this statement online here .

May 28 Nurses Intend to Hold PIckets at St. Joseph's and St. Mary's Hospitals in Tucson

Fri, May 24, 2019 11:38 EDT

Nurses at Tenet-Affiliated, St. Joseph's and St. Mary's Hospitals in Tucson Intend to Hold Pickets May 28 RNs Urge Hospitals to Invest in Nursing Staff and Patient Care Registered nurses at Tenet-affiliated, St. Joseph's, and St. Mary's Hospitals in Tucson, intend to hold informational pickets May 28 urging management to invest in nursing staff. This will improve the recruitment and retention of experienced RNs, and ensure optimal patient care, say nurses. Nurses also intend to hold informational pickets on the same date, May 28, at 12 other Tenet hospitals in Texas, Florida and California. What: Registered nurses intend to hold picket for optimal patient care. When: Tuesday, May 28 - 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Where: St. Mary's Hospital, 1601 W. St. Mary's Road, Tucson, Ariz. What: Registered nurses intend to hold picket for optimal patient care. When: Tuesday, May 28 - 6:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Where: St. Joseph's Hospital, 350 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson, Ariz. The 957 RNs that work at both hospitals are members of National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC), which is affiliated with National Nurses United, the largest and fastest growing union of registered nurses in the United States with 150,000 members. NNU plays a leadership role in safeguarding the health and safety of RNs and their patients and has won landmark legislation in the areas of staffing, safe patient handling, infectious disease and workplace violence prevention.

May 28 Nurses at Tenet Hospitals Across California Intend to Hold Pickets for Optimal Patient Care

Fri, May 24, 2019 11:12 EDT

Nurses Intend to Hold Pickets on May 28 at Tenet Hospitals Throughout California RNs Urge Management to Invest in RN Staff and Patient Care Registered nurses at eight Tenet hospitals throughout California intend to hold informational pickets May 28, urging management to invest in nursing staff. This will improve the recruitment and retention of experienced RNs, and ensure optimal patient care, say nurses. The RNs intend to hold the pickets at facilities in Modesto, San Ramon, Turlock, Los Alamitos, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Templeton, and San Luis Obispo. On the same date, May 28, nurses also intend to hold pickets at Tenet hospitals in Arizona, Florida and, Texas. Locations and times: Modesto: Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 1441 Florida Avenue, Modesto Contact: Cheli Guzman, 510-457-5117 San Ramon: San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 6001 Norris Canyon Rd, San Ramon Contact: Phuong Tran, 408-896-4170 Turlock: Emanuel Medical Center, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 825 Delbon Ave, Turlock Contact: Cheli Guzman, 510-457-5117 Los Alamitos: Los Alamitos Medical Center, 7 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 3751 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos Contact: Erik Macatuno Palm Springs: Desert Regional Medical Center, 5:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. 1150 North Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs Contact: Steve Matthews, 747-215-4243 Joshua Tree: Hi-Desert Medical Center, 6 a.m-8:30 a.m. 6601 White Feather Rd, Joshua Tree Contact: Steve Matthews, 747-215-4243 San Luis Obispo: Sierra Vista Regional Med Center, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. 1010 Murray Avenue, San Luis Obispo Contact: Tom Dunne, 818-395-9322 Templeton : Twin Cities Community Hospital, 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. 1100 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton Contact: Tom Dunne, 818-395-9322 The 3733 RNs are members of California Nurses Association (CNA), and are in ongoing contract negotiations. CNA is affiliated with National Nurses United, the largest and fastest growing union of registered nurses in the United States with 150,000 members. NNU plays a leadership role in safeguarding the health and safety of RNs and their patients and has won landmark legislation in the areas of staffing, safe patient handling, infectious disease and workplace violence prevention.

Brexit to pave the way for mediation in timeshare disputes

Fri, May 24, 2019 11:05 EDT

M1 Legal secures 22 victories in 2019 to get timeshare cases heard in Spain Brexit should be seen as an opportunity and not a hindrance for those in the UK fighting disputes over unwanted timeshares says a Spanish legal expert. The claim comes from Adriana Stoyanova, a lawyer with Malaga based M1 Legal, specialists in time-share contract law linked with the UK based European Consumer Claims Ltd. She says Brexit gives the mediation community an "excellent opportunity to reinvent itself". "Brexit is most likely to affect disputes where one timeshare party is based in the UK and the other in an EU member state," said Stoyanova. "Although it is still not clear what would happen if and when Brexit takes place, clients negotiating contracts with UK based companies would be well advised to agree on EU based instead of British jurisdiction. "This enables them to benefit from EU laws regarding the recognition and enforcement of judgements in civil and commercial matters and judicial assistance in document delivery and taking of evidence." For example, so far in 2019 M1 Legal has secured 22 victories on jurisdiction against timeshare company Club La Costa who appealed against Spanish court decisions in to try and get the hearings in the UK. But the judge ruled the cases should be heard in Spain which is of greater benefit to UK clients. All 22 cases have now been re-submitted for judgement. Stoyanova said the harmonised EU regulations covering these matters will likely no longer be applicable to UK jurisdictions after Brexit and could lead to costly time consumption and even parallel proceedings and contradictory judgements. "The practical steps that all parties involved in cross-border contracts will take into consideration include thinking carefully about potential dispute and enforcement issues, and adopting a 'conditional' dispute resolution clause that allows a degree of flexibility as the UK's position becomes clearer. "This means to think about mediation and arbitration as an alternative," added Stoyanova. "It seems likely that arbitration will be less affected by Brexit, at least from a legal perspective. The legal framework supporting arbitration will remain unchanged, and the separate enforcement mechanisms available for arbitration may offer greater certainty and advantage in comparison to litigation."

Thousands of young people benefit from the biggest ever Aberdeen Youth Games

Fri, May 24, 2019 10:14 EDT

Primary school pupils from across Aberdeen had a ball this week as one of Scotland's largest sports projects culminated in a celebration of health, wellbeing and the benefits of an active lifestyle. Over 1,500 pupils from 45 city primary schools converged on Aberdeen Sports Village on Friday 24 May, as the annual Aberdeen Youth Games programme concluded with its Primary Festival of Sport. As she prepares for the FIFA Women's World Cup next month, Scotland captain and Aberdeen Youth Games ambassador Rachel Corsie believes that the programme can be a transformational one for the young people involved. She said: "Sport for me has been a catalyst for so much of my success. It offers us the opportunity to work in teams, build friendships, de-stress from our studies and it has the potential to open the door to possibilities that we may have never thought possible. "I feel privileged to be an ambassador for the Aberdeen Youth Games and I cannot wait to watch the next generation of sporting athletes thrive and push boundaries far outreaching the opportunities I have had so far." The pupils at this week's Festival spent the day taking part in a range of fun sporting activities, coordinated by Sport Aberdeen's Active Schools team, and were cheered on by a number of inspirational ambassadors to the programme, including Sir Ian Wood KT GBE, taekwondo world champion Katrina Carr, table tennis champion Colin Dalgleish, snowboarder Douglas Green and Scottish basketball's Chris Clearly. Launched by Robert Gordon University's (RGU) Sport and Exercise Science team and Sport Aberdeen in 2013 - with support from North East Scotland College (NESCol) and The Wood Foundation - the Aberdeen Youth Games is an innovative and multi award-winning programme which promotes physical activity, health and wellbeing amongst young people. A Legacy 2014 programme, it sees second year students from a range of RGU and NESCol courses deliver over 2,900 hours of skills-based coaching to pupils as part of their work placements with Sport Aberdeen's Active Schools team. This year's programme expanded to include students from RGU's new BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching course delivering sport activities at 8 secondary schools, alongside Sport Aberdeen's Active Schools team, which included preparing them for the AYG Secondary Festival in February. This addition means that a total of over 6,000 young people from every city school feel the benefits of the coaching, whilst the students themselves put their own skills to the test in a unique and unrivalled development opportunity. Dr Bryan McCann, lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at RGU, leads the development of the Aberdeen Youth Games in partnership with colleagues from Sport Aberdeen and has recently been honoured for his efforts in Universities UK's MadeAtUni Nation's Lifesavers campaign. He said: "The Aberdeen Youth Games is made possible by our exciting and innovative partnership approach to allow our students to act as community assets. The programme provides them with invaluable and impactful real-life learning opportunities, which enhances their employability whilst making a huge difference to the lives of young people in Aberdeen. "It has been incredible to see the programme grow over the years, touching the lives of thousands of the city's young people and providing a fantastic experience for everyone involved." The Wood Foundation committed £50,000 over five years to support the delivery of the Aberdeen Youth Games. In this, the fourth year of the partnership, it provided an additional £10,000 to support the increased secondary school activities and enhance the overall quality of the programme through the purchasing of high-end sporting equipment. Sir Ian Wood, Chairman of The Wood Foundation, said: "The Aberdeen Youth Games have engaged thousands of pupils from throughout the city with motivating and exciting physical education opportunities. "The Festival of Sport is a sight to behold - a field full of happy, energetic and enthusiastic children in a celebration of healthy living and exercise. We are delighted to be supporting Aberdeen Youth Games as part of our commitment to developing Scotland's young people." Everyone who participated in this year's Festival received a special commemorative medal which was designed by Skene Square School pupil Nada Fawaz, as part of a competition with Gray's School of Art. This year's Primary Festival of Sport had an added Nordic touch, as Sport Aberdeen's Active Schools team hosted a delegation of 17 education staff from the Municipality of Kópavogur in Iceland. The pupils and students paid homage to the guests with a spectacular 'Iceland Viking thunder clap' as part of the opening ceremony. Keith Gerrard, Director of Healthy and Active Communities at Sport Aberdeen, said: "The Aberdeen Youth Games has become a hugely anticipated and enjoyable event in Aberdeen's sporting calendar and underlines the importance of keeping young people active in a fun environment. "Our partnerships with RGU and NESCol encourage a healthy and active lifestyle and help to get more children, more active, more often. Having so many primary schools take part again this year clearly illustrates the powerful and positive impact that sport can have on the health and wellbeing of our local communities. "I would also like to thank The Wood Foundation for their funding support, as the programme would not be possible without it." Chris Clearly, who helped Scotland reach the bronze medal match in his Commonwealth Games debut last year, has been bowled over by his first experience as an Aberdeen Youth Games ambassador. He said: "It has been incredible to see so many young people having the time of their lives and truly seeing the benefits that sport can bring to your life. The enthusiasm has been infectious and I have to credit everyone at RGU, NESCol and Sport Aberdeen for making it all possible." To find out more about the Aberdeen Youth Games, please visit: www.rgu.ac.uk/aberdeen-youth-games or www.sportaberdeen.co.uk/ayg-primary-festival-sport Find out more about Dr Bryan McCann and the Aberdeen Youth Games being honoured in the MadeAtUni Nation's Lifesavers campaign: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/news/news-2019/1984-north-east-sports-scientist-named-among-nation-s-lifesavers

IDTechEx Research asks are power electronic modules a new growth opportunity for conductive pastes

Fri, May 24, 2019 09:20 EDT

Cambridge, UK - Power electronics is a growing market thanks to electrification of many industries including the automotive industry as outlined in the IDTechEx Research report Conductive Ink Markets 2019-2029: Forecasts, Technologies, Players . The power electronic modulus are also growing in performance. In particular, they are becoming smaller, lighter weight, more tightly integrated, and better able to handle higher power levels. In some cases the semiconductor technology is also shifting from Si IGBT to SiC MOSFET. The dies are shrinking in area and the number of push-pull pairs in the circuit are being reduced. All these translate into higher power densities and higher operating temperatures. In many cases, the bottleneck today is the material used in the power module package. The aluminium wire bond and the die and substrate attach are common modes of failure. The high operating temperatures push performance requirements beyond the capabilities of SAC solders. This opens the door to alternatives. In particular, metal sintering has emerged as a promising high-performance and high-cost alternative. The most common version is based on micron-sized Ag particles and requires pressured sintering. The trend now is to improve pressure-less sintering which is traditionally constrained to small die areas and suffers from long sintering times. To this end, nano Ag or hybrid (nano and micro) sinter particles are developed. Furthermore, there is today innovation in form factor, going beyond pastes to offer dry films and dips to make it easier for the user to adopt. The metal sintering technology is now qualified in the automotive sector after 5-7 years of development. Cu versions are also in competition. As usual, the promise is the same: offer same or higher performance than Ag whilst cutting costs. The early results are promising but as usual Cu solutions are not a drop-in replacement since their sintering conditions are different. This year and next year will probably be make-or-break years for Cu alternatives as serious testing is well underway. In general, metal sintering is high performance. The thermal conductivity is high and the melting temperature of a sintered die attach line is comparable to a solid metal, thus offering very high homologous temperatures. The cost however is still a significant barrier. This is both direct material costs and also the associated costs in terms of new equipment, new required surface finishes/metallizations, and so on. This technology is however now on the move. The number of suppliers has multiplied. Almost all module makers have worked with and prototyped using metal sintering solutions. As such, IDTechEx Research has assessed that the future of this market as highly promising. To learn more about metal sintering please refer to the IDTechEx Research report Conductive Ink Markets 2019-2029: Forecasts, Technologies, Players . This report provides the most comprehensive and authoritative view of the conductive inks and paste market, giving detailed ten-year market forecasts segmented by application and material type. The market forecasts are given in tonnage and value at the ink level. It provides a detailed assessment of more than 25 application sectors. It analyses the market needs/requirements, discuss the business dynamics, market leadership and technology change trends, competing solutions, latest product/prototype launches, key players and market forecasts in tonnes and value. For more information on conductive inks please contact research@IDTechEx.com or visit www.IDTechEx.com/ink .

We have Ireland covered from coast to coast

Fri, May 24, 2019 09:08 EDT

Stauntons on the Green invites Notre Dame fans to stay for Aer Lingus College Classic August 29th 2020 will see Notre Dame and Navy face off in the Aer Lingus Classic at Dublin's Aviva Stadium. The last time these two teams met on Irish soil in 2012, 28000 Notre Dame fans attended. Stauntons on the Green, located in Dublin's historical and cultural heart, has stronger ties than most to Notre Dame.

Six waste management companies team up to stop proposal of local waste & recycling monopolies

Fri, May 24, 2019 08:16 EDT

Government plays monopoly A group of 6 independent waste management companies come together for the first time in an attempt to stop the proposal of local waste & recycling monopolies Following the Government's launch of a series of consultations to overhaul the waste system, cut plastic pollution, and move towards a more circular economy, DEFRA's latest consultation proposed plans to improve recycling both from households and businesses. Although there is much to applaud here, including the consultation on changing packaging labels and plans to align the myriad of council recycling schemes to reduce confusion, the consultation raised serious concerns among industry specialists. Six independent recycling companies have now come together to provide their combined expertise to ensure that DEFRA has a representative and full understanding of the market. The group comprises of BPR Group, Cawleys, First Mile, Grundon, KP Waste and Simply Waste Solutions and has a combined turnover of more than £235m and collects 1.2m tonnes of waste every year from over 55,000 business clients. In fact, the groups' clients often achieve recycling rates of over 60%. This contrasts significantly to the static 45% rate achieved by local authorities & the national waste companies from households in England. The skills, best practice and engagement activities to unlock these higher recycling rates have been overlooked from DEFRA's initial consultation. The groups' concern is that in initial consultations, DEFRA only met a handful of national waste management companies and none of the medium sized regional companies that are the bedrock of the industry. As such, DEFRA's understanding of the market is skewed & missing key information, resulting in proposals, such as local monopolies, being put forward as answers to non-existent problems. There is real danger here as economic policy in the last 40 years has recognised the potentially damaging outcomes of such monopolies. A lack of motivation to innovate, a reduction in service quality, higher prices and structural inefficiencies are all associated with a single supplier to a market. The six companies have now submitted a joint response to the DEFRA consultation and are keen to contribute their expertise on an ongoing basis and are therefore calling for DEFRA to include representatives of this group in future discussions.

Trixie Mattel at The Brighton Centre

Fri, May 24, 2019 07:51 EDT

MJR PRESENTS TRIXIE MATTEL ON TOUR She's back.... Dragqueen, musician, stand up comedian, entertainer, entrepreneur. After a successful UK tour in 2018, All Stars 3 winner Trixie Mattel returns in May 2020 for a full length theatre tour! Tickets & Tour Dates Here: https://nvite.com/community/tixiemattel2020

FAMOUS 'HOMEMADE' BIKE FROM LIVERPOOL THAT GAVE THE BIG NAMES A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY AT THE ISLE OF MAN TT

Fri, May 24, 2019 07:10 EDT

The 1935 "Harrison" OK Supreme TT bike for sale with h&H classics at the national motorcycle museum on July 30 Famous 'homemade' bike from liverpool that gave the big names a run for their money

Next generation of Scottish creative businesses chosen for RGU startup programme

Fri, May 24, 2019 06:34 EDT

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has today announced the 12 creative businesses which have been selected for the inaugural Creative Accelerator programme. The chosen entrepreneurs and innovators cover a range of creative industries including visual arts, fashion and textiles, design, crafts, broadcasting and performing arts. The teams will benefit from training, mentorship and development opportunities, as well as a work space at the new Look Again project space in Aberdeen, to help launch their business or take their existing concept to the next level of development and commercialisation. Ranging from students graduating this summer from the RGU Gray's school of art, to local creative businesses looking to grow their footprint in the northeast, the accelerator will provide business support and mentoring as well as masterclasses by creative industry leaders. Due to the number and quality of the applications, a further 12 applicants have been selected for the 'Accelerator Lite' programme, which will provide a lighter touch business support programme. The Creative Accelerator is part of a wider RGU Innovation agenda which has been spearheaded by the RGU Commercial and Regional Innovation office. This new initiative, which will run for 12 weeks from June, is being run by Look Again, part of Gray's School of Art, in collaboration with RGU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group (EIG). Highly practical training will cover what it takes to run a sustainable creative business. The programme will be delivered in the RGU Innovation Space at the new ONE Digital and Entrepreneurship Hub, which opens in the summer. Libby Curtis, Head of Gray's School of Art at RGU, commented: "The exciting new Look Again Creative Accelerator, in partnership with RGU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, creates fantastic opportunities for our students and graduates alike to develop new skills, knowledge and confidence that will equip them to build sustainable creative businesses. "This new initiative also promotes the north east as an increasingly viable location from which to operate as a creative practitioner, helping us attain our goal to attract and retain talent and build our connectivity beyond the region."

Covers named Merchant Kitchen & Bathroom Showroom of the Year at industry awards

Fri, May 24, 2019 05:16 EDT

Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has been named Merchant Kitchen & Bathroom Showroom of the Year at the second annual BMJ Industry Awards 2019.

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