Cascaid appoint Scottish Director

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 11 February 2005 | News Cascaid appoint Scottish Director Alan Clayton, Group Managing Director, explained Cascaid’s latest appointment: ” The Scottish fundraising sector is the fastest moving and most dynamic in the UK at this moment in time, and the need for high level agency support has grown in parallel with the sector. With a board that is 50% Scots, Cascaid are obviously well served to meet this need. “Lorna’s breadth of fundraising experience will be a great asset to clients throughout Scotland as she leads our service provision and growth north of the border.”  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Lorna Duncan has joined full service direct marketing agency and fundraising consultancy Cascaid as Director (Scotland). Lorna is currently the Fundraising Manager at the Royal Scottish Corporation, having previously worked for Macmillan Cancer Relief as a Regional Fundraising Manager. She will take up her Edinburgh-based position in April 2005.Lorna had previously worked with Cascaid as a client when she hired them to run a direct marketing campaign and capital appeal. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Management Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

John Medeski, John Scofield & More Announce New Supergroup With Album And Tour Plans

first_imgAfter many years working together with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, John Medeski and John Scofield will once again join forces, this time with a new group bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jack DeJohnette. The project’s name–Hudson–is a tribute to New York’s Hudson Valley, which all four members of the band call home.The quartet finished recording a studio album (slated for a summer 2017 release) and has announced a run of tour dates. Stops include club shows across the U.S. and Canada, as well as sets at Playboy Jazz Festival in L.A., Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY, Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI, and more. You can find a full list of upcoming Hudson dates here.The members of Hudson originally came together in 2014 to perform at the Woodstock Jazz Festival. According to DeJohnette in an interview with DownBeat, “There is a kindred spirit in the Hudson Valley. There are many musicians who live in the area who represent a variety of genres. In recent years, we have only been able to collaborate locally on occasion due to our individual musical obligations, but the fact remains that there’s a common language that we all speak—something that emerges from our shared environment and our shared surroundings.”Adds Medeski, “The Hudson Valley puts the gentle beauty and power of very old mountains and an incredible river estuary within reach of one of the most powerful, international, creative centers in the world—New York City. I think each of us, in our own way, uses these forces as tools to keep us creative and growing.”“The musicians who migrated up this way from the City were not escaping the music,” explains Grenadier, “They were looking for a way to go deeper into it. The space and the atmosphere of the area create an ideal place to find the music within. We all travel and play so much around the world that when we are home, we’re in a place that’s full of quietude and we have room to search for the beauty and space within music.”[h/t – DownBeat]last_img read more

State Championship DVD Available on East Central

first_imgST. LEON – East Central football fans can now relive the 2017 Class 3A title march by their Trojans in a newly produced DVD, The Heart and Passion of Champions.The DVD will be available from 1-6 p.m. Friday, February 16 at the school and on ensuing days. The cost per DVD is $20 and a portion of the proceeds benefit the East Central athletic department.“The DVD has an ESPN feel to it,” said executive producer Ray Compton of Compton Strategies. “We have weaved interviews from the players and coaches with game highlights from the season and state tournament. The insight from many of the players and coaches provides an in-depth assessment of the legendary season at East Central.“It was truly a remarkable season molded by coach (Justin) Roden, his assistants and the players. The DVD discusses the wobbly 1-2 start, the huge victories and big plays in the tournament and the enthusiasm unleashed by the Trojan fans.”Hall of Fame announcer Bob Lovell of Indiana Sports Talk narrates the DVD. The DVD is sponsored locally by Indiana University East; Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine; and George’s Pharmacy.“East Central has a lot to be proud of,” said Lovell. “These are outstanding student athletes and are to be congratulated on a special season.”last_img read more

Grenada to Reduce Airline Ticket Taxes to Encourage Regional Travel

first_imgGrenada – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has disclosed that Grenada will soon be reducing taxes on airline tickets as part of measures aimed at encouraging intra-regional travel within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The regional Civil Aviation Authority which is based in Antigua and Barbuda has also provided the necessary approval for these regional airlines to expand to other islands. “There are a combination of opportunities that will be available to ensure that we have, not just to replace what LIAT was bringing if it has not returned, but to have expanded opportunities,” the Prime Minister said. The airline’s management has announced that it will be expanding its services to the Eastern Caribbean. These regional carriers are expected to make Barbados their hub for the Eastern Caribbean service. Naming One Caribbean, SVG Airways and InterCaribbean as airlines which are about the include Grenada and other Eastern Caribbean territories to their routes, he said the reducing airline taxes has become a necessity. Speaking on the pending liquidation of regional carrier LIAT, Mitchell said that there are other airlines which will be filling the void left by LIAT which suspended its service in April after most regional states shut down airports as part of measures aimed at containing COVID-19.. LIAT which has served the region for more than 40 years has been experiencing financial challenges before the onset of COVID-19 and the closure of the airports around the regions placed in the airline states in a more difficult position. Most airports in the region re-opened as of July 1 for commercial passengers since closure in late March but since then there has been little or no regional commercial air traffic as only a few airlines are offering services. “So far, some countries and we will be following suit have in fact taken the initiative to reduce the taxes on airline tickets already. We will be doing so in the not to distance future,” he said without providing the timeline for government to make such announcement. “We expect with the additional transport to the individual countries in the region and the reduction of taxes in general and airport fees, in general, we will see further development of inter-island travel.” Tourism Minister Clarice Modeste has already confirmed that InterCaribbean airline, which is known for its services in the northern Caribbean is one of the airlines with which the Government has finalised an agreement. CMC The Eastern Caribbean is significantly affected by the non-availability of LIAT. He said that this is being done as the Government implements various strategies to encourage travel within the region.last_img read more

South African innovation sets pace for mining industry

first_img9 February 2015In today’s globalised world, the adoption of technology is increasingly essential for companies to be highly competitive and to prosper.The technological readiness pillar of the South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) measures the agility with which the economy adopts existing technologies to enhance the productivity of its industries. No industry or sector is immune from the growing need to use innovation as a competitive advantage.The mining sector is one of South Africa’s oldest industries. The country’s economic outlook and particularly the outlook for the mining sector comes under the spotlight at the annual Mining Indaba. It is currently under way at the Cape Town Convention Centre, running from 9 to 12 February.Mining accounts for 12% of total investment in the South African economy. When indirect multipliers are considered, the total fixed investment in the South African economy flowing from mining activity reaches a significant 25% of total investment.AdvantagesSouth Africa is ranked as the best Brics economy in terms of availability of the latest technologies, and it is ranked highly in terms of technological readiness. Being proactive in adapting to new technology will help South Africa achieve its economic growth and development goals, and enhances perceptions about its ability to be competitive.AziSAAs hosts of the Mining Indaba, the country must reflect on how technologically savvy we are in terms of the mining industry.The mining industry is the third largest sector in the South African economy, after the agriculture and industrial manufacturing sectors. It accounts for approximately 8% of GDP and creates approximately 1-million jobs (500 000 direct and 500 000 indirect).The development of new technologies benefits every aspect of the mineral industry – exploration, mining, mineral processing, beneficiation, health and safety, as well as environmental issues. Technology development needs to be focused on those areas that are critical to the entire value chain.To address some of the challenges associated with labour-intensive drill-and-blast mining, as conducted on the major South African gold and platinum mines, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed architecture called AziSA, an isiZulu word meaning “to inform”.Drill-and-blast mining is often not tightly managed because of the lack of good information about what is going on underground. As a result, mining operations tend to be dangerous and unhealthy, as well as expensive. A shortage of appropriately skilled workers also leads to human resource challenges.AziSA is intended primarily for the design of systems that will operate in underground mining environments where there is limited power and communications infrastructure.Read more about the CSIR’s AziSA architecture [PDF]Mechanised miningMechanised mining seeks to use machinery to drill and extract minerals and metals. The technology helps to increase South Africa’s competitiveness by increasing productivity and upskilling miners who are trained to operate and maintain highly specialised equipment.Mechanisation is also used to reduce the threat of physical harm to people, as well as create greater access to reserves that would otherwise be too dangerous to explore.While the South African mining industry has had its fair share of challenges recently, it is committed to using technology and innovation to ensure it keeps pace with global industry standards. In some areas, especially robotics and mechanisation, South Africa is setting global industry standards.Menell is a Brand South Africa board memberlast_img read more

Mobilizy Proposes Open, Cross-Platform Markup Language for Augmented Reality

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App This year has seen an explosion in the development of mobile augmented reality applications, from games and parlor tricks to incredibly useful applications that provide more information about the world around us.Today, Austrian smartphone development shop Mobilizy, creator of the Wikitude World Browser, has announced it will be presenting a standard AR markup language (ARML) to the the AR Consortium. Such a step would remove one of the five barriers to AR that we recently wrote about: interoperability. Cross-platform, open development standards would allow users more ways to see more AR content. Read on for a video and details.Establishing an open ARML specification will allow users to access any AR data in the physical world from any AR browser. It will also accelerate innovation and allow for more, better, and less expensive AR apps.In our recent post on barriers to mobile AR, Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote, “Right now you cannot see information from the Wikitude AR environment if you’re looking through the Layar AR browser. This could be the coming of a new browser war just like that of the 1990s… A lack of interoperability between AR environments would be a tragedy of the same type as if the web had remained defined by the islands of AOL and Compuserve or Internet Explorer, forever.”Layar, Mobilizy’s biggest competitor in the AR space and who just today announced the addition of a 3D interface to its platform, has spoken publicly about interoperability in the past. Layar’s co-founder Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald told us, “The lock-ins and exclusivity won’t work. Openness and interoperability are where it’s going; we’re going to discover how exactly with other people…That’s where it’s going: control to the user.”The basic idea of the ARML specification is that the data can be viewed on any augmented reality browser but also in Google Earth. Augmented reality browsers can include an open URL dialog where the user can enter an URL pointing to a valid ARML document, and users can then easily bookmark those URLs. The markup language is based on KML, Google’s Keyhole Markup Language for mapping applications that was just turned over to the Open Geospatial Consortium last year.Here’s a video from Wikitude explaining more: jolie odell Related Posts Tags:#Augmented Reality#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Features of the proposed specification include the following:Founded upon KML with extension name-space for AR specific data;Placement of a “View in AR” icon which clearly identifies a mobilewebsite that supports location aware (real time) data in an ARMLbrowser;Compliance with basic XML document structure – no proprietaryprogramming API required to create an AR layer.ARML adherent data can be viewed on ARML browsers (e.g. Wikitude)and KML browsers (e.g. Google Earth);Custom styling of AR data (points of interest) via standard KMLstyling elements; andInitial support for UTF-8 encoding.Mobilizy is offering limited access to the preview version of their upcoming ARML browser. Interested parties and developers with questions about the ARML specification should email Mobilizy.last_img read more

emtrion introduces compact module with i.MX 8M Mini processor

first_imgemtrion starts series production of the new computer-on-module emCON-MX8M Mini. Numerous multimedia and high-speed interfaces, virtualization capability, integrated security functions combined with high computing power and low power consumption make this module particularly attractive.The new emCON-MX8M Mini module with the heterogeneous multi-core processor i.MX 8M Mini from NXP is suitable for numerous embedded applications – especially in the fields of industrial IoT, multimedia streaming and machine learning. The implemented 14-LPC FinFET process technology makes the processor reliable and robust in industrial use in harsh environments.The integrated i.MX 8M Mini processor is scalable and consists of up to 4 Arm -Cortex -A53 cores with up to 2 GHz clock rates and a 400 MHz Arm -Cortex -M4. Flexibly to your application, the CPU supports DDR3L, DDR4 and LPDDR4 memory. emtrion’s emCON-MX8MM features a 16MB QSPI NOR flash memory, up to 64GB of eMMC NAND flash memory and up to 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM.The emCON-MX8MM module with SPDIF and SAI interfaces, two LCD interfaces and the MIPI-CSI-2 interface, which is common in modern embedded vision systems, meets high performance requirements in terms of audio, video and voice processing. Integrated hardware acceleration for video and graphics supports 1080p video processing as well as 2D and 3D graphics. There is also an extensive selection of high-speed interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe and OTG available.The emCON module with its compact size of 50×82 mm can be used for operation in the extended temperature range of -25 to 85 °C. emtrion guarantees a long-term availability of 15 years with the quality promise “Made in Germany”. For a direct start in your own application development, a Developerkit with Board Support Package for Linux (Debian and Yocto Sumo) is available. Optionally, the developer kit can be supplemented with a virtualization function (Jailhouse). emtrion also supports you in activating the integrated HAB Secure Boot. Fastboot is also available on request.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous ADLINK announces MAPS Suite for measurement and automation modulesNext Syslogic: railway computer for predictive maintenancelast_img read more

Pochettino Alli not certain for Man City game

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is remaining cautious over Dele Alli’s comeback ahead of Monday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester CityThe 22-year-old midfielder has returned to training after being sidelined with a recurring hamstring problem for the past month.Alli, who was also absent for England over the recent international break, is believed to be in contention to make his return to action at Wembley.It will be his first appearance since Spurs’ 2-2 draw against Watford on September 26.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But, while feeling optimistic about Alli’s progress, Pochettino is reluctant to force him back into action before he is ready.“Yes I think it’s good news but we need to be careful. He started today with the group,” Pochettino told reporters on Football London.“Sure we hope he will be available for Monday but I’m not sure if we’re going to put him in the squad or not.”Injured defenders Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose will likely remain on the sidelines for Spurs as they continue to recover from their hamstring and groin issues respectively.last_img read more

Homicide investigation leads to SWAT standoff in Ocean Beach home

first_imgHomicide investigation leads to SWAT standoff in Ocean Beach home May 1, 2019 Posted: May 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 12:26 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A SWAT standoff was triggered at a home in Ocean Beach Wednesday morning in connection to a homicide according to San Diego Police Department.Officers were called to a residence in the 5000 block of Niagara Avenue around 1 a.m. by a man requesting a welfare check on his mother, according to San Diego police.Hours later, the son arrived and forced his way into the residence, then discovered a woman’s body covered in the garage, police said. A short time before the discovery, he reportedly spotted his brother running from the scene.The brother, a suspect in the killing, has been identified as 36-year- old Daniel Chase McKibben, according to SDPD. He was described as a white man with long brown hair and brown eyes. McKibben was last seen wearing a tan shirt, black shorts and a backpack.Police, believing McKibben was still in the residence, requested a SWAT team to the area shortly before 5 a.m.Anyone with information regarding the killing or the location of the suspect was asked to call SDPD’s homicide unit at 619-531-2293, or the San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. 5000 Niagra and Bacon Street between Narragansett and Newport are closed due to #sandiegopd SWAT incident/homicide investigation. Please avoid the area and/or seek alternate routes in and out of Ocean Beach— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) May 1, 2019This is a developing story.  KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more