Thursday 4 June 2020 6:12 pm The industry is struggling to get the cash it needs. But with a few simple changes, ministers can help revive Britain’s world-famous and world-beating takeaway industry. whatsapp Ibrahim DogusIbrahim Dogus is a London Councillor. 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The cabinet should demand that banks make the CBILS scheme as easy to access as “bounce back” loans, which have so far lent out £21.3bn. By contrast, nearly 46,000 firms have borrowed just £8.9bn through CBILS. Figures published on Tuesday and reported in City A.M., show how businesses have been let down. Companies have now borrowed £8.9bn through the flagship coronavirus business loan interruption scheme (CBILs) — but the approval rate is just 51 per cent, with many firms reporting that they still cannot access the cash they need. The government should also require the major lenders to cut the interest rate, which has been as high as eight per cent. This is not a sustainable rate for many SMEs which have seen their revenue streams slashed and may already have borrowed to invest in equipment, technology or training. These firms have now been staring out at the world, from behind closed doors, for nearly three months. Of course, the lockdown was the right thing to do to protect the nation’s health — and I would argue it should have been initiated earlier in the crisis, as in other neighbouring countries. But the impact of shutting down normal life has been colossal. Fourth, the government can and should provide tax breaks to support capital investment for the sectors which are hardest hit. It is this type of reform, in the depths of a crisis, that will pave the way for recovery across the economy. For restaurants, for example, it will not only benefit the businesses themselves but the staff they employ and the supply chains on which they rely. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Share There is now a real risk that thousands of the restaurants and takeaways beloved by Britons in every town may not even be in existence this time next year. Get City A.M.’s views on what lockdown means for politics and business delivered straight to your inbox every day. Opinion Second, the rules of furlough must be rewritten. Yes, the government did the right thing by setting up the scheme, which is now paying the wages of around eight million people. But last week’s announcement of summer changes to furlough — including the option of returning to work part-time — was a missed opportunity. The number of employees put on reduced working hours in job protection schemes also saw a sharp drop in May, preliminary figures showed. (Getty Images) Also Read: A menu of options to keep our restaurants alive Finally, why not provide SMEs with a refund for their last three years of corporation tax? This would provide a helping hand for businesses which were sustainable and profitable before the onset of the coronavirus crisis, but are struggling now. Third, I want to see support to help SMEs cope with the cost of commercial rents. This is particularly important in London, where property costs are one of the largest overheads borne by a restaurant, alongside staff wages. Unless the Prime Minister and chancellor promise targeted help for restaurants, pubs and takeaways, which will be unable to return to business as usual for months, the winding down of the furlough scheme could produce a tidal wave of job losses. whatsapp The number of employees put on reduced working hours in job protection schemes also saw a sharp drop in May, preliminary figures showed. (Getty Images) As a dining entrepreneur, I hope this menu of options will power our pubs, eateries and takeaways to recovery and pave the way for the return of politicians’ pictures in packed-out restaurants. The crisis is particularly acute in the sector in which I have spent my entire working life: restaurants and takeaways. The SMEs which are in ordinary times championed so heavily by politicians, and are trying desperately to get back on their feet after unprecendented disruption, are now being undermined by the piecemeal and problematic efforts of Boris Johnson, chancellor Rishi Sunak, and business secretary Alok Sharma. Show Comments ▼ We all know the return to any kind normality will take not mere months but potentially years. It will depend on consumer confidence, which will return gradually. We must ensure that businesses have adequate support to bridge the gap. It is an image, however, which risks being undermined by the harsh reality of coronavirus — and the government’s failing response to the pandemic. A menu of options to keep our restaurants alive by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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You all know the image: a politician enjoying a pint or a meal at their local restaurant.
Read more: MPs attack chancellor’s plan to wind down furlough scheme UK economy grows 6.6 per cent in July as recovery continues More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at consultancy Pantheon Macroeconomics, said growth was likely to be strong in August and September. whatsapp The UK economy grew 6.6 per cent in July as it bounced back from the coronavirus lockdown of the spring, setting the stage for rapid GDP growth in the third quarter, official figures showed. But he said: “Thereafter, the recovery likely will stall if, as looks likely, new Covid-19 infections continue to rise.” Tombs said that would keep “people working from home and avoiding consuming services that require close human contact”. UK economy 11.7 per cent smaller than in February “While it has continued steadily on the path towards recovery, the UK economy still has to make up nearly half of the GDP lost since the start of the pandemic,” said Darren Morgan, director of economic statistics at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which released the figures. In July, the UK’s all-important services sector grew 6.1 per cent. It makes up around 80 per cent of the economy. The sector was boosted by the reopening of pubs and restaurants at the start of the month. He said it would be “assisted by far greater than usual numbers of people staying in the UK during the summer holiday season” and “the full reopening of schools”. Pubs reopened in July, boosting the UK economy after a torrid second quarter (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK economy grows 6.6 per cent in July as recovery continues Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “Today’s figures are welcome.” But he added: “I know that many people are rightly worried about the coming months or have already had their job or incomes affected.” Pubs reopened in July, boosting the UK economy after a torrid second quarter (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK economy grows 6.6 per cent in July as recovery continues Yet in July UK GDP remained 11.7 per cent below its level in February, before the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Harry Robertson whatsapp But other sub-sectors lagged far behind, highlighting the unequal effect of the coronavirus crisis. “The recovery will start to hit speed bumps into the end of the year. Local lockdowns and new restrictions heap uncertainty on businesses, and demand remains limited in many areas.” Tej Parikh, chief economist at the Institute of Directors business group, said: “The economy continued its rebound in July, but the hard part is still to come. Production, which includes manufacturing, expanded by 5.2 per cent. But construction shone, growing a huge 17.6 per cent after expanding by 23.6 per cent in June. GDP recovery ‘likely to stall’ Pubs reopened in July, boosting the UK economy after a torrid second quarter (AFP via Getty Images) Some parts of the services sector were running at almost full capacity. Output in wholesale and retail trade rebounded to higher than its February level. Financial and insurance activities and real estate were only slightly off. Output in accommodation and food services grew strongly but was nonetheless only running at 40 per cent of its February level in July. Arts, entertainment and recreation was also well off. The ONS said the UK economy was 18.6 per cent bigger in July than it was at its April low. “That’s why supporting jobs is our first priority.” He flagged the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, VAT cuts and the £1,000 retention bonus for jobs brought back from furlough. Coronavirus cases have risen sharply in recent days. The number of daily new cases has consistently been just below 3,000 this week, whereas they were consistently half that the week before. The growth was slower than the 8.7 per cent expansion seen in June, however, and was from a low base after the historic collapse in output in the second quarter. In response to the spike, the government has limited the number of people who can meet socially to six. Yael Selfin, chief economist at auditing giant KPMG, said: “The risk of a second wave of infections in the autumn could derail the nascent recovery and put the economy into a lower gear.” Friday 11 September 2020 9:28 am Share Read more: Exclusive: Richer London boroughs suffer biggest fall in lockdown spending Show Comments ▼ Nonetheless, July output in the massive UK services sector remained 12.6 per cent lower than in February despite the quick GDP growth. And rising coronavirus cases could derail the recovery.
That’s sent nervous ripples through the life science community.“That is a serious amount of money, and what the Baker administration plans to do with the money is not known,” said Harvey Lodish, an MIT scientist and long-time chair of the Life Sciences Center’s scientific advisory board. “We’re all concerned about it.”The funding has previously been awarded by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s Capital Program. Staffers there typically solicit grant applications from academia, research hospitals, and business incubators each summer, setting into motion a highly competitive, peer-reviewed selection process. The funding is generally awarded around the end of the year.The delay in awarding this year’s grants comes at a time when administration officials, including economic development secretary Jay Ash, are talking openly about revamping the way they provide incentives to life sciences companies.In a recent interview with STAT, Baker said those discussions represent “good business and good practice and good stewardship.” Governor Baker discusses funding for life sciences in MassachusettsVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2015/11/25/massachusetts-bet-1-billion-life-sciences-new-governor-rethinking-strategy/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0002:0102:01 “You won’t see dramatic changes in the way the state does business on this sort of thing,” Baker told STAT, “but let’s face it, we’re playing a very different game now than we were playing 10 years ago and we should be cognizant of that, and make adjustments accordingly.”The interview did not address the Capital Program specifically.Dominick Ianno, chief of staff of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, said the administration’s spending plans for the fiscal year that begins next summer, which would fund this cycle of the Capital Program, “are still in development.” He said that Baker’s team has “relayed our continued financial commitment to the [Life Sciences Center] and its programs.”But without a firm promise about the size of that commitment, the Life Sciences Center put the brakes on the Capital Program this year.Funding for the Capital Program is authorized as part of a 10-year, $1 billion initiative designed to grow the life sciences sector in the state with tax incentives, grants, and loans. Then-Governor Deval Patrick, a Democrat, announced the initiative in 2007 at a global biotech industry conference that draws thousands of executives, scientists, and investors from around the world.Baker has said he’s committed to the biotech industry. But some executives were surprised when he didn’t attend or send a high-profile surrogate to this year’s industry conference in Philadelphia in June. (The governor told STAT he didn’t go because he had other pressing problems to deal with. He said voters expect him to focus on issues at home). His administration also floated the idea of consolidating the Life Sciences Center with the state’s other economic development programs. That idea was dropped after backlash from biotech executives, but Baker’s administration and the state legislature each trimmed some of the center’s funding.“All of that was disconcerting,” said Lydia Villa-Komaroff, a retired biotech executive who sits on the Life Sciences Center’s board of directors. A member of the center’s scientific advisory board, biotech executive JC Gutiérrez-Ramos, said he was dismayed by what he characterized as a significant “deceleration” in the Life Sciences Center’s activity in the Baker administration’s first year.Travis McCready, who took over as the Life Sciences Center’s chief executive last month, said in a recent interview that the Baker administration has already proved to be a “great partner” in the center’s work. And he said he hasn’t sensed much anxiety among industry executives about Baker’s commitment to life sciences.Baker does have some support for his plans to re-evaluate the way the state supports life sciences. Doug Cole, an investor at the venture capital firm Flagship Ventures, said he thinks the sector has largely outgrown the need for support from the state. “It’s not obvious to me at this point,” Cole said, “that government and taxpayer funds are a major factor in the success of our industry, or would be going forward.”But Barry Bluestone, director of Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and the lead author of a 2013 report studying the impact of the Life Sciences Center, said it would be “shortsighted” to pull the plug on the Capital Program.For his part, MIT’s Lodish compared the Capital Program to the infrastructure improvements required to keep a public transportation system humming: “Not flashy,” he said, but essential. While the life sciences community might not notice the program’s absence next year, Lodish predicted that entrepreneurs and executives would feel the hit in four or five years, when the lack of upgrades became glaring.Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly characterized decisions on funding the Life Sciences Center. Appropriations are set by both the governor and the legislature. PoliticsDelay in funding for life sciences worries scientists in Massachusetts A scientist works at LabCentral in Cambridge, where the laboratory space was funded through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s Capital Program. Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe But this year, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has shown no signs of starting a funding process that ordinarily begins over the summer. Spokespeople for Republican Governor Charlie Baker and the Life Sciences Center won’t say if it ever will. They declined to answer questions about the program’s future.advertisement Massachusetts officials are holding up tens of millions of dollars in funding for infrastructure projects aimed at boosting the booming life sciences sector in the state.The state has doled out an average of more than $50 million annually over the past seven years to support projects like a powerful next-generation microscope at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the innovative shared laboratory space at LabCentral, in the heart of the biotech hub Kendall Square.These types of improvements, which one scientist called “the bridges and the tunnels of the life sciences industry,” are typically paired with private investments. Many in the industry credit them with helping Massachusetts cement its edge as the nation’s top employer of workers in biotech research and development.advertisement By Rebecca Robbins Nov. 25, 2015 Reprints Tags Charlie BakerfundingMassachusettspolicystate policy
Facebook WhatsApp 1 of 17 Twitter Gary Condell at Transition 2 Trilogy Triathlon Club’s first test triathlon of 2018 took place on Saturday March 31.The events HQ was Portlaoise Leisure Centre, the same venue as will be the race HQ on Saturday next April 7 for the club’s biggest sporting event of the year, The Annual Try Laois Triathlon.This will be open to all and is always a sell-out attracting both seasoned Triathletes and first timers from all over Ireland.A very cold and early start to the day at 6.30am saw both regular and new members making their way to the leisure centre car park and wearily setting up their bikes and running gear in the club’s racks.After setting up there was then a race brief to the marshals and the participants by lead Marshal Koe Whelan.Wave 1 the people in sport group Entered the pool just after 7am for the try-a-tri distance swim of 400m (16 Lengths) 25 metre pool.Lane 1 of Wave 1 consisted of Trilogy members taking part in the club test tri sprint distance as was Wave 2 also full sprint distance.All finished the swim leg successfully and went through transition 1 to the bike leg which was an out and back route of 21km from the leisure centre to the roundabout at the New Inn Cross Emo in the very chilly morning air.All completed the route and made it back safely to Transition 2 with numb toes numb fingers and for some looking to find their running legs, which indeed they all did once they got the running shoes on and found their stride.Once again, they bravely pushed on the 5km run which took them out passed Powders Nursery on the Ridge Road and back in. Everyone put in great efforts and great times.To top it all off it was great to see so many meet up for a hearty well earned breakfast and chat at Cafe Latte in the Dunamaise theatre.See some of the best pictures from the event below: WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Arrest made following assault of Laois footballer in Carlow Home News In Pictures: Trilogy Triathlon club host successful test event News Twitter Community Gary Condell at Transition 2 In Pictures: Trilogy Triathlon club host successful test event RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Facebook Pinterest Previous articleOutstanding Laois minor camogie team reach All-Ireland semi finalNext articleHeritage Killenard tee off Easter Sunday morning with Captains Drive in Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Council By Alan Hartnett – 4th April 2018 Pinterest TAGSTrilogy Triathlon Club Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad
Only about one-third of the world’s 1,000 largest companies provide effective disclosure of the risks they face due to climate change, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Friday. Lack of full disclosure, Carney said, makes it difficult for investors, creditors and regulators to assess who is on top of the increasingly critical issue. Carney warns of climate exposure at RIA conference Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Keywords Climate change Climate metrics are imperfect, but advisors still need to start using them Group of large oilsands operators commit to become net zero emitters by 2050 Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Colin Perkel “What is your strategy for managing climate-related risk?” he said. “Longer-term strategies are going to be much more important for evaluation.” At the same time, he said, the transition to an environmentally sustainable future in the coming decades provides an annual opportunity worth trillions of dollars for companies and financiers. One example he cited is the development of a green bond market in China that current estimates suggest will be worth US$500 billion a year. It’s a market Beijing is keen to open up, he said. Carney’s comments came during a session with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna at a business breakfast forum. The former Bank of Canada governor noted that the number of extreme climate events has risen threefold in the last few decades while the cost of claims paid out as a result has risen fivefold. Still, he said, part of the issue facing regulators relates to the different views on the seriousness of the threat posed by global warming and the ways governments are addressing the problem. “We want to be neutral, create the information set out there, so that all of those views can be expressed in a market that is an efficient market,” he said. In response to a request from G20 leaders, Carney said a private-sector task force that includes those who have to provide disclosure and those who use that disclosure is trying to come up with the information needed to allow consistent and effective comparisons among companies about their emissions and the risks they face. The panel is expected to produce its final report at the beginning of next year. The reality companies must face and must deal with is that governments around the world are serious about implementing various schemes aimed at lowering emissions believed to be at the root of global warming, Carney said. “Climate policy is real,” he said. “Emissions have to be capped.” Speaking afterwards, McKenna said Carney’s comments underline the importance of acting now to reduce emissions as well as the opportunities that creates for Canadian business. McKenna also said she planned to meet Friday with representatives of 22 major companies that have signed on to the government’s carbon pricing initiative. The program, she said, will lead to lower emissions and foster innovation. She rejected criticism that carbon pricing is simply another tax. “What it is is pricing pollution. We need to be doing this,” McKenna said. “It doesn’t discriminate: It just says you will pay less if you pollute less.”
Advertisements RelatedUK Remembers Miss Lou in Song and Verse RelatedUK Remembers Miss Lou in Song and Verse UK Remembers Miss Lou in Song and Verse UncategorizedSeptember 11, 2006 RelatedUK Remembers Miss Lou in Song and Verse FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail ‘Yes Mi Dear’ a cultural tribute in honour of late Jamaica cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou), was held last Friday (Sept. 8) at the Jamaican High Commission in London.The tribute, which was held in collaboration with the Jamaica Information Service and Promoting Our Heritage, featured anancy stories, folk songs, poetry and reflections on Miss Lou’s life and work.Acting High Commissioner, Sharon Saunders said that Miss Lou’s appeal was international and transcended geographical barriers. She described the late cultural icon as a “woman for all seasons” and noted that her contribution to Jamaica would live on for generations.“Miss Lou, beyond argument, was one of the most significant figures in Jamaica’s cultural development and indeed, our development as a nation and as a people. We can only hope that tonight’s tribute can begin to express our gratitude and appreciation for the immeasurable contribution she has made to all of our lives,” Mrs. Saunders added.Writer, poet and broadcaster Benjamin Zephaniah said that listening to Miss Lou as a child, while he was growing up in Birmingham, was an educational experience. He described her as an inspiration and read a short poem he had written for her called ‘Heckling Miss Lou’.In his remarks, internationally renowned poet and writer, Linton Kwesi Johnson said it was a privilege to have known and performed with Miss Lou.“Miss Lou’s impact on our national identity and consciousness, except for perhaps Marcus Garvey, is without precedence in this century. The enormous debt, that a person like myself owes Miss Lou is tremendous. She has left us with a lasting legacy and taught us to love ourselves and to come to terms with what we are as a people,” he stated.Artistic Director of the Talawa Theatre Company, Pat Cumper, in a tribute read by journalist and actor Luke Williams, noted, “she wasn’t just an entertainer, not just someone who wrote funny verse.She created a small revolution in how Jamaicans regard the language they speak and empowered a newly independent nation to claim a new identity and pride for itself”.Folklorist Carol Russell had the audience in stitches with humorous anancy stories, while choreographer Jackie Guy had them dancing and singing along to a selection of folk songs.Community Relations Officer at the High Commission, Delores Cooper, who was the mistress of ceremonies, kept the audience entertained with humourous reflections of life in Jamaica.The evening also featured video clips of Miss Lou in concert and a special poem by Vivienne Witter, a member of the Association of Jamaica United Kingdom.
GSWA releases new data strategy The Geoscience Data Transformation Strategy 2025 outlines the Geological Survey of Western Australia’s (GSWA) five-year plan to transform, modernise and rationalise the storage, management and delivery of its data.The data strategy identifies 13 direct actions, and outlines their priorities and estimated timelines for completion. The plan also recognises staffing and reskilling needs.Geological Survey and Resource Strategy Executive Director Jeff Haworth said the data strategy would help to keep pace with modern, digitally enabled exploration demands.“We are working hard to stay ahead of the data technology curve to place the department at the forefront of geoscience data delivery,” Mr Haworth said.“Our strategic priorities will greatly increase the attractiveness of WA for exploration of its vast untapped mineral and petroleum resources.”GSWA’s core function is to provide free, pre-competitive geoscience data to reduce financial risks for resource explorers, attract new investment and to provide guidance to government in policy and land-use decisions. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, director, exploration, Government, Industry regulation, Investment, petroleum, resources, staffing, survey, technology, WA, Western Australia
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 14, 2018 • By Corinne Baud Undergraduate composition student Brian Lambert will premiere an exciting new piece at the Pendulum New Music concert on Oct. 3. Photo credit to Jonathan Galle.Now in its 18th season, the Pendulum New Music series, which presents new music composed and performed by College of Music students and faculty, continues to ignite creation and promote the importance of collaboration between performers and composers during its kickoff performance of the fall semester series on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.“It’s a very personal endeavor for me,” says director Hsing-ay Hsu. “There’s something incredible about performing students getting a piece of music fresh off the print, and seeing it for the first time and then being charged with bringing it to life. It adds so much to the performers’ and composers’ career paths.”Hsu joined the initiative in its fifth year and has since dedicated countless hours to the development of students’ work. Faculty collaboration and mentorship have increased as well, forming lasting relationships that enrich students and faculty alike. The hard work has paid off significantly, as audience attendance has increased year to year and more guest artists have performed alongside students.“Our college collaborates a lot more than other colleges that I’m aware of,” says Hsu. “It’s really great when we do studio-wide projects to reach the performers with the message that new music is a part of everyone’s career training. It’s not just a subculture—it really is a crucial part of their education.”“Having our works performed—there’s really nothing like it for us as composers,” says undergraduate composition student Brian Lambert. “Pendulum provides us that final, all-encompassing satisfaction after having spent months working on a piece. To be able to see it performed in front of friends, family and fellow students is very rewarding.”Lambert has participated in the Pendulum series numerous times since transferring to the composition department during his sophomore year; in October he’ll premiere a new piece titled “EUROCLYDON.”Based on the Book of Acts, “EUROCLYDON” reimagines the storm and shipwreck that the Apostle Paul encounters on his way to Rome in his appeal to Caesar.“The religious symbolism and the ways that the crew of the ship and their faith is tested all influenced me while I was writing the piece,” says Lambert. “I was inspired to include a part in the percussion for altar bells that are used during Catholic Mass, as well as a part where the damper pedal is applied to the piano while the pianist is banging on the low strings, creating storm sounds.”Lambert’s piece will be performed by the Boulder Altitude Directive, an ensemble of six College of Music students formed last year. Directed by Carter Pann, the B.A.D. ensemble will also be recording the pieces it performs this year, allowing the composers to build to their portfolios. Audience members are encouraged to stick around after the October performance—and all other upcoming performances—to engage with students, as it is an integral part of the Pendulum program. “The time following the performance where the audience can interact with the composers is an important part of the program, as it helps build a connection,” says Hsu.Between student compositions and professional performances, there’s so much to explore with the year-long Pendulum New Music series. But at its core is the hope that people will slow down, listen to and appreciate new music during this hectic time of year. Says Lambert, “With every piece I write, I try to communicate some idea that transcends the page to connect with the audience. I hope that the music will move people on many levels.”Tags:CompositionEventsFacultyStudents
Home Industry News Releases Prestige Beverage Group Appoints New Leadership for Commercial Sales and OperationsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessPrestige Beverage Group Appoints New Leadership for Commercial Sales and OperationsBy Press Release – November 10, 2020 831 0 AdvertisementMendota Heights, Minn. – November 10, 2020 – Prestige Beverage Group is thrilled to announce the addition of two new hires to lead its commercial sales and operations teams. Justin Ashton has joined as Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales: US and Canada and Rowchelle Julian as Senior Vice President of Operations.“We’re excited to add Rowchelle and Justin to our substantial pool of executive talent here at Prestige,” said Mike Morgan, President of Prestige Beverage Group. “Collectively, they bring a wealth of industry experience and have both proven they can lead big teams to exemplary performance.”Justin Ashton will lead the Prestige commercial sales team across the U.S. and Canada. With over 13 years of experience in the alcoholic beverage industry, he has served in a broad range of roles spanning business analysis, pricing management, field marketing, and sales leadership. Most recently Ashton was Vice President of Sales for Control, Franchise and Canada at Stoli USA. Prior to that, Ashton spent 11 years at Beam Suntory where he held numerous sales and analyst roles.“I’m thrilled to join Prestige Beverage Group at such an exciting time for the company and I’m proud to be leading the commercial sales function of the organization,” said Ashton. “Prestige’s strong portfolio of brands, and successful innovation stream sets the organization up as a rapidly growing brand owner across the wine, spirits and malt categories.”Rowchelle Julian will lead all aspects of Prestige’s operations function. With nearly 20 years of experience in the alcoholic beverage industry, she has served in a broad range of roles in operations, supply chain and logistics, material planning and inventory management. Most recently, she was Vice President of Sales Operations at Treasury Wine Estates. Prior to that, Julian worked at E&J Gallo Winery for 12 years holding various roles including supply chain, warehouse management and production planning.“I love taking on new opportunities where I can make a difference,” said Julian. “Coupled with the chance to work for a family-owned company, this is a perfect combination for me. I’m excited to join and help lead the amazing team at Prestige Beverage Group.”These new business leaders will help Prestige to continue to take on exciting new business opportunities such as its recent partnership with Snoop Dogg and Trusted Spirits to launch INDOGGO Gin.About Prestige Beverage GroupFounded in 1974, Prestige Beverage Group is an industry leading importer and brand owner of award-winning wines and spirits from around the globe. Prestige’s portfolio of 70-plus brands includes Kinky Beverages, Risata Wines, Yes Way Rosé and INDOGGO Gin. From product conception and brand development, to packaging design and engaging marketing initiatives, Prestige continues to meet consumer preferences and anticipate industry trends.Advertisement TAGSpeoplePrestige Beverage GroupRowchelle Julian Pinterest Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Facebook Email Share Previous articleSpoto Family Wines Continues to Make Sought-After Napa Valley Wines from Home in Sacramento, this Time Providing Disaster ReliefNext articleMichael Browne Releases Book: Pinot Rocks – a Winding Journey Through Intense Elegance Press Release
Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts The 750-bed AIIMS will have a medical college with an intake capacity of 100 seats and a nursing college with 60 seatsThe Union Cabinet has approved setting up of an AIIMS in Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh with an outlay of Rs 1,350 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Surakhsa Yojna (PMSSY). According to an official statement, the 750-bed AIIMS will have a medical college with an intake capacity of 100 seats and a nursing college with 60 seats, an official statement said.The new AIIMS which will have 20 speciality and super speciality departments including 15 operation theatres will be completed in 48 months. It will also have residential complexes and allied facility services on the pattern of AIIMS, New Delhi, the statement stated. It will also have an AYUSH department with 30 beds for treatment in traditional system of medicine.“The new AIIMS will also help create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in the region, who would be available for primary and secondary level institution facilities being created under National Health Mission,” the statement added. By EH News Bureau on January 3, 2018 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Cabinet nod for AIIMS in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News