Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton reach the Finnish line

first_imgMonday 11 May 2015 9:05 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Kevin Can F**k Himself’ TV Review: Annie Murphy Blows Up the Idea of aThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton reach the Finnish line Express KCS whatsapp Historic brands Waterford Wedgwood and Royal Doulton (WWRD) have been sold to Finland’s oldest firm six years after both were saved from bankruptcy.Helsinki-based Fiskars, which was founded in 1694, will buy the august brands from US owners KPS Capital for $437m in an all-cash deal (£238m).KPS hired Goldman Sachs earlier this year to run an auction of the group, which employs 3,800 people worldwide.“We have executed a stunningly successful turnaround,” KPS managing partner Michael Psaros said. “It was the most completely shattered organisations, we have ever encountered in over 20 years of business. We were the only firm in the world willing to jump into this undertaking. There was no firm in the UK willing to step forward.”The group collapsed into administration in 2009 before KPS bought the remnants of the firm. Around 2,800 jobs were lost as part of the restructuring before KPS moved in. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Salvation Army worried donations will be down after changes to Red Kettle

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Publix donates 1.3 million pounds of food to Florida food banks December 17, 2020 The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Collier County deputies collect bikes, toys for abandoned children December 8, 2020 NASHVILLE / CNN — The holiday season is here as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in communities around the world, prompting a change for an iconic symbol.The Salvation Army has adjusted the Red Kettle fundraising campaign as fewer people sign up to ring a bell this year. “I’m the kind of person I talk to everybody that comes in the door, everybody that leaves. I wish them a happy holiday or a Merry Christmas and so I felt there would be a lot of contact with folks that could make me at risk,” Bob Britton, a volunteer said.Britton has been a volunteer for more than 15 years. This year, he’s hosting an online Red Kettle due to the pandemic. Health Matters: Mammogram Fund May 3, 2021center_img Advertisement“That’s understandable as people are concerned. So, at places we do not have volunteers, they may see the new standalone kettle,” Major Ethan Frizzell with the Salvation Army in Nashville said.The Salvation Army is concerned that donations will be down. Nationally, Frizzell said the organization is expecting a 50 percent reduction.If you want to help raise money for the Salvation Army, CLICK HERE. Salvation Army opens new Homeless Center in Fort Myers January 27, 2021 AdvertisementTags: donationsRed KettleSalvation Army RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

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Tropical Storm Ernesto – now a Hurricane

first_imgRelatedTropical Storm Ernesto – now a Hurricane Tropical Storm Ernesto – now a Hurricane UncategorizedAugust 26, 2006 RelatedTropical Storm Ernesto – now a Hurricane Advertisementscenter_img RelatedTropical Storm Ernesto – now a Hurricane FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Meteorological Service has advised the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) that the Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Jamaica. Although the eye of the Hurricane will not pass directly over the island, hurricane force winds could affect Northern parishes and the entire country will get heavy rainfall.The public is being reminded that if they live in an area which has been flooded in the past they should be on the alert for potential flooding and move either to a shelter or stay with relatives and friends. This must be done before all evacuation routes are cut off.The Parish Disaster Committees are being asked to remain on the alert and to ensure that their teams are in place to mobilize at short notice. The National Emergency Operations Centre is currently activated and can be reached by calling 928-5111-4. In addition the Ministry of Local Government and Environment has activated their Emergency Operations Center and can be reached toll free at 1-888- 991-4617 and 754- 8497, 754-8497.Persons who live in low-lying and flood prone areas are being asked to observe the following precautions:last_img read more

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Jamaicans in UK Pay Tribute to Former Diaspora Board Member

first_imgRelatedJamaicans in UK Pay Tribute to Former Diaspora Board Member RelatedJamaicans in UK Pay Tribute to Former Diaspora Board Member FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The United Kingdom (UK) Jamaican community has paid tribute to the late Travis Johnson, a former Jamaica Diaspora UK Advisory Board member, who died at home in Jamaica on June 8.Mr. Johnson, who was a founding member of the Jamaica Society Leeds, served as one of the two UK representatives on the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board for four years. He returned to Jamaica last September after living and working in Britain for 46 years.Jamaican High Commissioner to the UK, Burchell Whiteman, said Mr. Johnson was an honourable man who was devoted to his family.“He was a visionary who saw the need for an organisation which would provide leadership for the Jamaican diaspora, beginning with the northern communities, and he saw his vision realised in the establishment of the Jamaica Diaspora UK as a national entity,” Mr. Whiteman said.“He was dedicated to his community and to his homeland, but also a loyal citizen of the United Kingdom. Mr. Johnson was good for Jamaica, good for the United Kingdom and a strong pillar for the northern region,” the High Commissioner added.Jamaica Diaspora UK hailed Mr. Johnson as an enthusiastic and staunch Jamaican who championed the cause of his community, while remaining loyal to his adopted homeland.“He was a dedicated and caring family man, a faithful friend who was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He was compassionate and always willing to go the extra mile. Travis Johnson was committed to the development of a vibrant Diaspora movement and worked steadfastly towards this goal,” a release from the organisation said.Mr. Johnson who moved to the United Kingdom when he was 18 years old started his working life with British Rail. He was also a bus driver and a social worker and was appointed a Magistrate in 1981. In 1994, he became a Lay Cannon in the Anglican Church.He received recognition from the British Government for his services and was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen. Mr. Johnson’s service was recognised by the Government of Jamaica as well, and he was awarded a Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service as well as a Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation in 2002. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife Elizabeth, son Desmond, daughter Angelique and grandchildren. Jamaicans in UK Pay Tribute to Former Diaspora Board Member Foreign AffairsJune 10, 2009center_img RelatedJamaicans in UK Pay Tribute to Former Diaspora Board Member Advertisementslast_img read more

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Road Rant: ‘There oughta be a law’ edition

first_imgThere outghta be a law that people who wave all kinds of other people through stop signs and out onto streets lose their licence. Follow the rules of the road, and quit doing that. First at a stop sign goes first; you waving everybody else onward does not reserve you a place in heaven, it merely screws things up for everyone else.There oughta be a law that you don’t get to teach your children your bad habits. Crossing against the light, jaywalking, tailgating, parking in emergency or handicapped zones – all rude behaviour that could prove dangerous, or expensive. They are watching and learning from the first time they’re facing the front in their car seats, not when they turn 16. Don’t let them think they’re immune to laws or manners.There oughta be an integrity law that won’t allow you to throw your cigarette butts out the window. There is a littering law, we all know nobody is going to see you. But seriously? It’s disgusting. I get why you don’t want to keep it in your car, but I don’t want it on my road, a motorcyclist doesn’t want to get hit with it, and maybe you are familiar with all the forest fires raging all over the country.There oughta be a law that if you’re in the drive thru lane, you can’t order for the whole office or soccer team. Drive thru = coffee. Get out and go in, and now places like McDonald’s are letting you place your order ahead of time. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever There oughta be a law against fences and shrubbery that blocks drivers’ views at intersections. Totally unsafe for pedestrians, why are people allowed to tame their shrubbery (or let it run wild) so that it is a danger to everyone trying to see around it? Same with fences. Enforce building codes. Cut down the camouflage. Maybe, just maybe, it will be enough to make motorists stop before the stop sign and not after it, endangering those walking on the sidewalk.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A pair of speed bumps are seen here in a private parking lot on Friday September 1, 2017 in Stratford, Ont. Speed bumps are not used to slow down speeding vehicles in the city’s residential streets. Terry Bridge/Stratford Beacon Herald/Postmedia Network RELATED TAGSLorraine Complains/ExplainsNews Terry Bridge / Postmedia See More Videos Top 10 obscure, ticket-triggering driving rules in CanadaThere oughta be an enforced law against pedestrians who cross after the walk sign has ended. That flashing red hand doesn’t mean make a dash for it; it means cars unable to complete their turns while you cross now have half a minute to do so. We should make more intersections with no turns, period, but pedestrians have to stop filling the crosswalks when they don’t have the right of way.There oughta be a law that when someone lets you in, you wave thank you. We’re angry enough; why not do a little more to acknowledge when someone does something nice? I had another press release for some electronic gizmo land in my mail the other day, something you can add to your car to send up emojis (ugh) to other drivers. Nobody has invented a good sign for “I’m sorry” or “Oh crap, that was stupid, thanks for saving me”, but I swear, more waving and smiling would start to defuse the bombs proliferating our roads.There oughta be a law – and technically there is – that cyclists have to be illuminated front and back, especially at night. I respect your right to use the road as a motorist does, but for crying out loud, I can’t see most of you. I personally don’t care if you only slow down and roll through an empty stop- signed intersection, but use your head when it comes to interactions with other cars and obey the rules.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Chris Chan rides his bike along the 142 Street service road in Edmonton. Trending in Canada We don’t actually need a bunch of new laws. We need people to respect the ones we have, and start using a little common sense and kindness. Your blood pressure will thank you, and so will others on the road. Trending Videos There oughta be a law against people swerving to go around speed bumps on residential streets, by driving into the painted bike lane. The only thing cyclists get – that useless strip of paint to carve out their own little safe zone – and still people swerve into it. There is no cheat for speed bumps, except to slow down. The little humps they put in most places are no big deal for the SUVs and CUVs that proliferate our roads. Take them head on, at a reduced speed. Easy.There oughta be a better law against morons who stack up intersections on red lights. Put red light cameras on every major intersection. Never thought I’d say that, but seriously people, one car gets to claim the intersection to leave it on the amber. Not the three or four cars behind who have their snouts up each other’s butts. Extend advanced greens at busy times if needed, but stop the jammed intersections.RELATEDcenter_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Codie McLachlan / Edmonton Sun We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS There oughta be a law.An interviewer asked me the other day why our roads are so bad. Well, not the roads themselves, but the traffic on them. “People are angry,” I replied. And they are.There a ton of factors at play – roads way over the capacity they were originally intended for, bigger vehicles taking up more room, more cyclists, badly trained big rig drivers, badly trained drivers in general, tense political times – but here are a handful of things that could make some sense of the chaos. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Const. Patti Nicol has a wide-angle view from her motorcycle.  Brian Gavriloff / Edmonton Journal Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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Morepen Laboratories reports 16.43 per cent rise in net profit for FY 2019-20

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Comments (0) Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Morepen Laboratories reports 16.43 per cent rise in net profit for FY 2019-20 By EH News Bureau on June 23, 2020 Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Add Comment The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” APIsDiagnostic DevicesEBIDTAFY 2019-20Morepen LaboratoriesNet consolidated revenueNet profitOTC products WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article EBIDTA, cash profit (consolidated) for FY 2019-20 also went up by around 9.6 per cent, 10 per cent at Rs 78 crore, Rs 76.02 crore, respectivelyMorepen Laboratories has reported a 16.43 per cent rise in its net profit (consolidated) at Rs 33.58 crore. Net consolidated revenue during the year rose by 11.7 per cent at Rs 862.55 crore. The company’s net profit was Rs 28.84 crore on a net revenue of Rs 772.21 crore in the previous fiscal.Q4 FY 2019-20 numbers remain stable despite lock down in last two weeks of the financial yearCompany expands its portfolio with a wide range of new and promising products in personal hygiene and protection segmentsHighlights (FY 2019-20 and Q4 FY 2019-20)Net profit after tax (consolidated) for FY 2019-20 was up by 16.43 per cent at Rs 33.58 crore and that for Q4 FY 2019-20 by 5.1 per cent at Rs 11.02 crore.Net revenue (consolidated) for FY 2019-20 stood at Rs 862.55 crore as against Rs 772.21 crore in FY 2018-19, registering a rise of 11.7 per cent. This growth was mainly on account of a consistent growth in sales of Bulk Drugs (APIs), Diagnostic Devices and OTC products during the financial year.Net revenue (consolidated) for Q4 FY 2019-20 was marginally down by 5.2 per cent at Rs 208.39 crore.EBIDTA and cash profit (consolidated) for FY 2019-20 also went up by around 9.6 per cent and 10 per cent at Rs 78 crore and Rs 76.02 crore, respectively.Net profit before tax (consolidated) for FY 2019-20 was up by 34.04 per cent at Rs 39.11 crore and that for Q4 FY 2019-20 by 6.17 per cent at Rs 11.36 crore.Export sales revenue for FY 2019-20 increased by 10 per cent at Rs 343.24 crore due to high impetus on API business. In the export market, Rosuvastatin exports have shown good growth of 30 per cent.Domestic sales revenue for FY 2019-20 went up by 11.75 per cent at Rs 496.36 crore. In the domestic market, best performance came from Atorvastatin with 94 per cent growth.API sales revenue for FY 2019-20 grew by 14.74 per cent at Rs 473.95 crore.Home diagnostics sales revenue grew by 20.46 per cent at Rs. 168.35 crore. Blood glucose monitors’ sales jump up by 29 per cent and nebulisers’ by 44 per cent.Branded formulation sales revenue jumped by 18.62 per cent for FY 2019-20 at Rs 40.64 crore.OTC business sales revenue shown a good growth of 18.84 per cent at Rs 64.63 crore with grooming business recording a growth of 58 per cent.The company launched a wide range of non-contact infrared thermometers, oximeters, hand sanitisers, hand rubs, hand wash, anti-bacterial spray, anti-bacterial soap, disinfectant solutions, face masks, gloves, Vitamin-C gummies for kids, multivitamins, chyawanprash and curcumin tablets to fight COVID-19 at ground level.The company also got ISO-13485 certification for its medical devices manufacturing facility at Baddi (HP) from BSI (British Standards Institution, UK).The company has recently got the license to manufacture Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). The drug, being prescribed for treatment of COVID-19 patients in India and abroad, is currently undergoing commercial trials.The EBIDTA (consolidated) for FY 2019-20 rose by 9.6 per cent at Rs 78 crore and the cash profit (consolidated) by 10 per cent at Rs 76.02 crore. Consolidated profit before tax (PBT) recorded extraordinary growth by 34 per cent at Rs 39.11 crore, up from Rs 29.18 crore in the previous fiscal.Company’s consolidated net revenue in Q-4 FY 2019-20 was marginally down by 5.2 per cent at Rs 208.39 crore due to COVID-19 lockdown effect in last two weeks of March 2020. Consolidated net profit in Q4 FY 2019-20 was up by 5.1 per cent at Rs 11.02 crore. consolidated profit before tax (PBT) recorded growth of 6.2 per cent at Rs 11.36 crore, up from Rs 10.70 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal.This was disclosed by Sushil Suri, Chairman and Managing Director, Morepen Laboratories, after the Q4 and annual FY 2019-20 results’ board meeting. “The company has achieved good growth and smoothly sailed through the difficult business challenges posed by the Novel Coronavirus Disease globally. Impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown in the entire country has been mitigated by the company to a large extent by its timely launch of various new products in the personal hygiene and protection segment.”The consolidated domestic sales revenue in Q4 FY19-20 was up by 3.43 per cent at Rs 122.55 crore and export sales revenue was down by 16.35 per cent at Rs. 80.64 crore. API business exports got a hit in last two weeks of March due to COVID-19 lock down situation which was compensated by excellent sales performance in April and May 2020. API business was down by 9.79 percent in Q4 FY 19-20 compared to corresponding quarter of the last fiscal. Home diagnostics business was not impacted by lockdown in March and registered exemplary growth of 43.79 per cent with blood glucose monitors’ sale recording a jump of 78 per cent in this tough situation in Q-4 FY 19-20. The company launched non-contact infrared thermometers in the month of April 2020. Branded formulation also registered growth of 9.48 percent in Q-4 FY 19-20 vis-à-vis corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. OTC business also launched Burnol antiseptic solution and antiseptic spray, anti-bacterial solutions and sprays, This segment achieved extraordinary growth of 30.97 percent in Q4 FY 19-20 with branded OTC recording a whooping growth of 72 per cent. Generics formulation witnessed a major shortfall of 40.24 per cent in Q4 FY 19-20. Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News last_img read more

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29 year-old man injured in punishment style shooting in Derry

first_imgNews 29 year-old man injured in punishment style shooting in Derry Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleHighland’s Farming News – Thursday 20th NovemberNext articleMark Wright, Caroline Flack and Alison Hammond join Strictly Come Dancing live tour News Highland Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest LUH still not ready to restore IT systems A man has been injured in a punishment style attack in Derry.The 29 year-old was shot four times in his right leg in the St Cecilia’s Walk area of Blighs Lane at 6pm Thursday evening.He was rushed to hospital with non life threatening injuries.The incident has been widely condemned.Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue said “Tonight’s shooting at St Cecilia’s Walk has to be condemned. There can be absolutely no justification for this type of action. This must have been a very frightening experience for everyone caught up in this, especially as its reported that  a number of young children were in the vicinity at the time of the shooting.”SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey said: “This is an horrific incident for which there can be no excuse. It is completely unacceptable and will be condemned by the whole community.“As our city prepares for Christmas with what should be such a happy event in our Guildhall where thousands are gathered to welcome Santa and cheer the Mayor as she turns on the lights, it is terrible that the focus will also be on such human rights abusers in Creggan. Is this really the message we want to send out about our city?” Twitter Google+ Twitter Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project By News Highland – November 20, 2014 Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored WhatsApplast_img read more

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PhD Scholarships at the Canterbury Christ Church University

first_img March 20, 2015 Published by michal One thought on “PhD Scholarships at the Canterbury Christ Church University” +1 Tweet If numerous are, your diversion is going to converted exceptionally mean extremely quickly from you on it look aas though you are continually changing your strategy.Puzzlers: Puzzle games are another variety that is very popular.make sure users are guided to another page on your site orchannelled to your sales, booking or feedback page. Deadline: 30 April 2015Open to: applicants across a range of subjects and themes: Education, Studies in Childhood, Youth & Parenthood, Health & Social Care, Arts & Humanities or Social & Applied ScienceScholarship: covers tuition fee plus stipend of £11,700 annuallyDescriptionCanterbury Christ Church University has around 220 research students (2013/14) registered on full-time and part-time research degrees. Most are studying at our Canterbury Campus. Being part of a small, friendly research community, at the heart of which is our Graduate School , offers you many benefits. You’ll always have direct access to personal support, opening up opportunities for in-depth academic discussion and interaction, not just within your field of study but across the range of academic disciplines.Applicants are welcome to apply for full-time PhD scholarships (a stipend of £11,700 pa, amount under review and tuition fee waiver for three years). Applications are invited across a range of subjects and themes:Education: Auto/Biography and Narrative; Children, Families and Communities; Curriculum: Creativity and Innovation; Inclusion, Equalities and Social Justice; Post Secular Values and the Sacred; Professional, Organisational and Leadership Development;Contemporary Studies in Childhood, Youth & Parenthood:  Politics of Early Childhood; Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion; Parents and Families;Health & Social Care:  Allied health professions; Nursing & Midwifery; Public Health;Arts & Humanities:  American studies; Applied Linguistics; Archaeology; English Literature; History; Film Studies; Theology & Religious Studies; Music; Media & Cultural Studies, Performing Arts;Social & Applied Sciences: Biological Sciences; Business & Management & Finance; Computing: Criminal Justice; Geography; Psychology; Politics & International Relations; Sociology; Sport and Exercise Science; Tourism Studies.EligibilityAcceptance onto research programmes will be in accordance with the following criteria:a suitable academic background. You’ll be expected to have a relevant degree of at least an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) and two academic references;a successful interview;availability of appropriate supervision;available resources (time, equipment, fieldwork expenses, library access) are sufficient to permit completion of the research;your research topic is aligned with the University’s research priorities (in the case of University funded scholarships);for International students, compliance with the UK Border Agency current regulations for Tier 4 visa students.ScholarshipFull-time MPhil/PhD scholarships awarded by the University cover the costs of full-time tuition, and provide a maintenance grant. For the academic year 2015-2016 the maintenance grant is set at £11,700 (currently under review / subject to review in subsequent years).If a scholarship holder already holds a scholarship from, or is otherwise financially supported by, another organisation, and the University considers that scholarship or other form of support to be sufficient to cover maintenance and tuition fees, the scholarship holder will not be eligible for a full-time scholarship from the University. If a University scholarship holder is subsequently granted an additional scholarship or an equivalent form of support, he or she will not be entitled to a full University scholarship from the date on which the new scholarship or other form of support begins.For more informations about terms and conditions please click hereHow to apply?To apply for a research degree, you’ll need to provide:A completed research degree application formA 1,500 word research proposal using the standard Christ Church research proposal formatTwo academic referees who can comment authoritatively on your research potentialEvidence that you have a good bachelor degree (or equivalent) where your dissertation is written in English (NB some subjects require a higher entry qualification)For more informations please chceck the official web-site ← Balkan Youth Newsroom Invites Young Media Makers on April 21, 2015 at 4:46 am LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories PhD Scholarships at the Canterbury Christ Church University By Ismael says: Reddit Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0 ENS Paris International Selection Scholarships 2018 Pocket Venus Febriculosa Design Contest: 10 – A Hummument →last_img read more

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People of the Year 2018: Game Workers Unite

first_imgPeople of the Year 2018: Game Workers UniteIn a year full of game development horror stories, the pro-union group gained traction that could give creators the leverage they’ve lackedBrendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 10th December 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThroughout 2018, labor conditions in game development have been a subject of much discussion, fueled by a steady parade of scandals courtesy of Riot, Telltale, Rockstar, Quantic Dream, and others.Most of these stories have been discouraging, disheartening, and even depressing, but there was at least one group offering the potential of a silver lining to the year’s dark clouds: Game Workers Unite. The group’s stated mission is “to connect pro-union activists, exploited workers, and allies across disciplines, classes, and countries in the name of building a unionized game industry.” But in a year where we repeatedly saw developers let down by their employers through malice or negligence, arguably GWU’s biggest contribution was simply to offer some hope that the sort of fiascoes we saw play out in 2018 could be avoided in the future, or at least mitigated.We recently spoke with one of the core organizers of GWU, Emma Kinema, who said the group’s original members had pushed individually for better working conditions for some time, but decided to coordinate their efforts in the lead-up to this year’s Game Development Conference. One session on the GDC schedule caught the organizers’ attention in particular: a roundtable discussion on the pros and cons of unionization, hosted by the International Game Developers Association and titled “Union Now? Pros, Cons, and Consequences of Unionization for Game Devs.” They were concerned that the event, which was being moderated by IGDA executive director and union skeptic Jen MacLean, was seeking not so much to generate a discussion as end one. “It’s going to be keep being extremely relevant to game workers until our conditions improve. And without unionization, I really don’t think our conditions are going to improve significantly” “It provided a really good first catalytic event to organize around,” Kinema said. “People could pretty tangibly see what was wrong with that ‘both sides, pros and cons’ framing of the event.”The group set up a Twitter account before the event and had 2,000 followers on the first day. Press inquiries came on the second day, and by the time the roundtable discussion was held on Wednesday of GDC week, unionization was already a key part of discussion at the show.Much to their credit, GWU was able to take its moment on the industry’s radar and parlay it into something that would sustain itself beyond a news cycle or two. They outlined a set of values and goals for the organization. They set boundaries about how employers could help the organization to make sure workers would always be prioritized. Those with media training passed their knowledge on to other organizers in order to spread the message more effectively, and did press leading up to and coming out of the roundtable event.”We’ve only grown since then,” Kinema said. “We’ve had more and more press coverage. We’ve gotten organizer training for hundreds of people. We’ve got people involved all around the globe and we’re only growing further. People are getting more and more involved with this effort, and I can only see a brighter future ahead.”I find it funny people are thinking, ‘When’s the point where everyone gets bored of this subject?’ It’s going to be keep being extremely relevant to game workers until our conditions improve. And without unionization, I really don’t think our conditions are going to improve significantly. So I think we’re always going to be relevant in that way.”Indeed, Kinema said GWU receives a surge of new members whenever a new studio labor scandal makes headlines. These days, GWU has 13,000 followers on its primary Twitter account, a main membership of 500 to 600 organizers, and 25 local and national chapters with memberships ranging from as few as 10 in rural areas to hundreds, in the case of the UK chapter.”I think people are starting to become aware of just how common these layoffs are, just how ready the bosses are to cut loose and ditch us while taking their profit,” she said. “It’s a recurring cycle, and I think as people start to realize just how chronic these issues are in our industry, the more people come our way looking for solutions, looking to unionize, looking to organize in some way and build that better industry we all want to be a part of.”When it comes to union organizing, it’s incredibly important to do that work slowly and cautiously, on a one-on-one growth model, employee-to-employee, slowly growing as quietly and non-publicly as possible in a workplace” “The most important thing around these layoffs and studio closures is that people need to get organizing before shit hits the fan. It’s not enough to just speak out about these issues and show solidarity with workers who are suffering from layoffs and lack of severance and things. People have to do the groundwork of organizing first so we can avoid as many of these situations as possible. So that’s our job now, providing the vast majority of people with education, helping them know their rights, providing organizer training so people can start getting organized in their communities and studios so we can lay a better framework from which we can build a better industry.”As for how long that could take, Kinema stressed the need for patience.”When it comes to union organizing, it’s incredibly important to do that work slowly and cautiously, on a one-on-one growth model, employee-to-employee, slowly growing as quietly and non-publicly as possible in a workplace,” she said. “Frankly, if you can keep your union organizing efforts non-public and out of the eyes of the employer indefinitely while still making wins, that’s a massive success.”Part of that discretion comes from fear of retaliation from employers, particularly against those organizing these efforts. (Kinema said most of GWU’s organizers probably wouldn’t want to be known publicly as such for this reason.) Right now, her sense is that many employers are just hoping the unionization issue goes away. In some ways, that attitude suits GWU just fine.”We have multiple campaigns running in various studios all over the place,” Kinema said. “As soon as any of those reaches a certain tipping point in terms of majority support in a studio, typically union organizing campaigns become public at that point. When that happens, I imagine we’ll get a much stronger backlash… Even though most bosses aren’t moustache-twirling evil villains, at the end of the day it often comes down to understanding what their basic needs and drives are, which is to create profit. And often that comes at the expense of paying their workers fairly, having sustainable hiring practices, or writing fair compensation for severance and things.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Bosses are inherently at odds with the interests and needs of workers, and we have to understand that dynamic and not presume that just because a boss is friendly or isn’t openly saying anti-union rhetoric that they’ll have our back. Because chances are that most bosses and employers will not have your back.”Ironically, the people leading the push to organize the games industry are largely doing it on the nights and weekends unions fought to give them off in the first place. GWU is self-funded and volunteer driven, with no full-time employees. Kinema herself has a Patreon set up to help pay the bills, but it doesn’t bring in enough to cover everything. She admits that isn’t the most sustainable way to run the operation, but GWU is planning to file for non-profit status in the future so it can begin accepting donations.Whether Game Workers Unite ultimately succeeds in its attempt to organize the industry is undetermined, but the group is likely to improve labor conditions in the industry simply by existing. GWU is a clear warning to employers that the industry landscape is changing, that the norms of the past are no longer acceptable. And as Kinema noted, that leaves the industry with two choices: shape up and treat your employees better of your own volition, or continue as is, adding to a parade of horror stories and headlines that eventually lead to unionization and having some of these decisions taken out of your hands.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. 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Forecast: Steady increase to 92 GW annual solar installations by 2020

first_imgForecast: Steady increase to 92 GW annual solar installations by 2020Apricum’s latest report based on its global market PV model shows continual growth in cumulative installations. Brazil looks set to possibly become the new PV darling. August 5, 2015 Shamsiah Ali Oettinger Energy Storage Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Global annual and cumulative installations are expected to steadily increase to 2020 according to Apricum’s global market PV model. The Berlin-based Cleantech advisory expects 54 GW in total to be installed this year, and these figures increasing to 92 GW of annual installed capacity in 2020 (see Figure 1). China is seen to be holding the reigns with 180 GW of cumulative PV capacity in 2020. This list is followed by:US: 83GWJapan: 57GWGermany: 46GWIndia: 41GW Contigents leading the growthChina, India and the U.S. are expected to install a combined 36 GW more in 2020 than they did in 2014. This entails more than 70% of the additional 50 GW of installations globally installed over that timeframe. Apricum says that this then clearly identifies the key regions driving growth which should draw the attention of solar companies.China will retain its position as the solar powerhouse over the next five years as it seeks to reduce its dependence on coal. Japan however will start to apply the brakes on installations. Nevertheless it will remain in the multi-GW market range in 2020. Riding on the Japanese PV deceleration, other markets like India, Australia, South Korea and the Philippines are expected to grow. By 2020, the U.S. looks set to be home to the second largest PV installed base in the world. A big development boom is expected this year, says Apricum, followed by a steep decline in utility-scale installations in 2017 as federal tax credits get chopped from 30% to 10%. Nevertheless, even in a business-as-usual scenario, Apricum expects the market to be buoyed beyond 2016 by the rooftop segment, which is picking up pace and system cost savings. President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and Hilary Clinton’s 140GW by 2020 target seem to have also paved way for optimism for the U.S. scenario. Europe’s slice of the PV pie is however shrinking. Apricum confirms this in its report, stating that the European PV market will account for the diminishing PV installation figures globally. However, there are glimmers of hope, such as in France, where the government is seeking to add renewable energy into its mix to reduce new nuclear. The U.K., after its strong 2015 PV resonance, will transit to a moderately-sized market driven by mainly commercial and residential-scale projects. This is a result of the government’s opposition to large-scale, onshore renewable projects. Still a PV renaissance can be awaited perhaps after 2020, says Apricum, with an onslaught of new residential installations triggered by battery storage that will begin to reach grid parity in markets like Germany and Italy.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. 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