New designer at design agency

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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 October 2003 | News New designer at design agency Bedfordshire-based design agency Cottier & Sidaway has expanded its design team by appointing Hilly Famewo as graphic designer. Previously with Save the Children and the RSPB, Hilly acquired expertise in corporate communications and developing identities and has worked on numerous campaigns. She also has a particular interest in designing products and magazines for the youth sector.Cottier & Sidaway specialises in creative communications for charities, local government and small to medium sized businesses and current clients include the RSPB, Bedfordshire Police and Dominos Pizza. Advertisement  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

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Where Pivotal Grows from Here

first_imgAt an EMC Federation forum held in New York on March 10, 2015, Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz outlined the strategy and direction of Pivotal Labs (agile application development), Pivotal Cloud Foundry (open cloud development platform) and Pivotal Big Data Suite. Watch an excerpt of the presentation.—This is the fourth post in a four-part series from EMC Federation leaders.Joe Tucci on the EMC Federation strategyDavid Goulden on the strategy for EMC Information InfrastructurePat Gelsinger on the strategy for VMwarelast_img

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Grads work to expand impact of Haiti documentary

first_imgNotre Dame graduate Justin Brandon can trace the inspiration for his work on a 2006 documentary about a rural Haitian town to a summer spent doing service through the Center for Social Concerns.Now, Brandon and two friends have taken their project back to Notre Dame through the use of Innovation Park, a technology park launched by the University that opened this fall.Brandon, along with 2005 graduates Brian McElroy and Daniel Schnorr, filmed, directed and produced the documentary, “The Road to Fondwa.” It chronicles the Haitian people’s quest for development of the small rural town of Fondwa, Haiti.“The film is not your standard guilt trip, tear jerking movie that tries to make audience feel sorry. Fondwa has a hopeful story,” he said.Brandon said he, McElroy and Schnorr wanted to expand the impact of the documentary — especially in light of the Jan. 12 earthquake — so they formed a business that now operates out of Innovation Park. “Once earthquake hit, everything changed,” Brandon said. “We needed to have a strategy to scale up the efforts of the film distribution and that’s where Innovation Park came in.”As a student, Brandon, a graduate of the class of 2004, spent a summer in Ghana participating in an International Summer Service Learning Project (ISSLP). Through this project, he met McElroy and Schnorr. Schnorr had spent the summer in Ecuador and McElroy, Fondwa, Haiti.“We all met through our ISSLPs, and we came up with the idea to shoot a documentary in Haiti,” Brandon said. “We raised a little money, went down and didn’t know what we were doing. None of us took any film classes at Notre Dame.”But the Notre Dame graduates succeeded in making the film, and they now travel, holding screenings of the documentary to showcase the development and culture of Fondwa.The documentary focuses on the development of Fondwa, a rural town of about 8,000. The people work to spur growth by building a road through the town then expanding the University of Fondwa, which was established in 2004.“[The university] was an important first step for development of the town,” Brandon said. “There are about 20 kids in each class, and they’ve graduated one class so far. In the end of the film, we talk about the university as the crown jewel of community.”But Brandon said the recent earthquake devastated the town, and pushed him, McElroy and Schnorr to extend the reach of the documentary and raise money for relief.“All the buildings in Fondwa were destroyed, including people’s houses. The university was flattened,” Brandon said. “But people are working to raise money to rebuild it bigger and better.”After the earthquake, Brandon said they decided to release the film for free viewing on YouTube to draw attention to the town and the university.“The whole world was able to see the negativity, the really dismal images being shown on TV. We wanted to show a more hopeful message online,” he said.Brandon said the business they run out of Innovation Park is not for profit.“We are covering our own costs, gas costs and making the DVDs, but after that, we are using any money that comes in to keep the business going, promoting the film and the Web site,” he said. “Anything that’s left over, we are donating directly to Fondwa.”Brandon said he and the other filmmakers are looking for groups and students who want to do screenings of the documentary in order to raise awareness and funds for the relief effort.“We have raised a few thousand,” he said. “It isn’t all that much, but in the broader scene, we released the film for free and told anyone that if they want a screening of film, they can do that for free except that they had to buy the DVD.”Brandon said Innovation Park is an ideal workspace for promoting the documentary.“It’s important for me to have a place to come and work around other people that think similar way that I’m thinking,” he said. “It’s an office space but it’s more than that.”Brandon said he uses the Greenhouse facility in the park, and has networking and mentoring opportunities from people also using the Greenhouse that have experience launching a business.His company was an attractive option for Innovation Park as well, Brandon said.“Our business is different from the other projects they take on. A lot are along lines of physical sciences,” he said. “Ours is quite different and it’s a good perspective to bring into the park because it’s a finished product that already has a revenue stream.”Many of the other businesses launching out of Innovation Park are still in the early stages of establishment, Brandon said.“Innovation Park wishes to help Road to Fondwa, LLC, find ways to market this powerful documentary as a tool to help raise additional funds for critical earthquake relief operations,” David Brenner, president and CEO of Innovation Park said of the business in a press release.Visit http://fondwa.org for more informationBrandon said he hopes the business will help with the Haitian relief effort, but also draw attention to the positive side of Haiti.“It’s much more of an uplifting story, but not contrived,” he said. “People there have a hopeful spirit and have accomplished a tremendous amount in past few decades.”last_img read more

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More companies turn to solar energy to reduce rising electricity costs

first_imgDemand for rooftop solar panels has increased sharply in recent years as more companies and households turn to solar energy to meet their electricity needs, an executive of a rooftop solar panel leasing and service company has said.The managing director of rooftop solar panel leasing company PT Xurya Daya Indonesia (Xurya), Eka Himawan, said in Jakarta on Wednesday that the number of companies that used solar energy had increased sharply because solar energy helped reduce electricity costs by up to 20 percent.“Demand for solar panels has increased significantly and we’re at a phase where it’s getting hard for supply to keep up with demand,” Eka said.  The total electricity produced from rooftop solar panels increased to around 4.92 megawatt as of December 2019.Meanwhile, the ministry’s renewable energy technical subdirectorate head, Martha Sibarani, said the government hoped the industrial sector could help boost the country’s renewable energy share toward the national energy mix.“Most solar panels have been installed on houses. If industries and businesses also use solar panels, then we’re sure that the share of renewable energy would spike,” she said.The increased use of the solar energy is expected to support the government’s efforts to achieve  23 percent renewable power production energy mix by 2025 as mandated by the General National Energy Planning road map. The country closed 2019 with a 12.36 percent renewable mix, far less than the 17.5 percent annual target on the road map.(mpr) Xurya, which was established in 2018, offers leasing and installment services for rooftop solar panels. The company has provided leasing and installation services to 20 companies engaged in the retail and manufacturing industries.Despite the rising growth rate, distrust over solar panel’s safety among manufacturing companies poses as a challenge for Xurya, he said.“Many companies think that electrical currents from solar panels could disrupt their electrical equipment It’s totally untrue,” he said.Users of solar panels in Indonesia increased from 351 users in January 2018 to 1,580 users in December 2019, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s data shows.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Knutson and Ramirez drop 5th-straight doubles match

first_imgPittsburgh’s Claudia Bartolome and Gabriela Rezende celebrated with fist bumps and a high five when Gabriela Knutson’s backhand went too long. This gave the Panthers a 6-2 win, ultimately culminating into Pittsburgh’s first Atlantic Coast Conference doubles point this season.Knutson looked to the ceiling. Although No. 30 Syracuse (12-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast) would go on to defeat Pittsburgh (4-14, 0-11) 5-2, the loss added up to their fifth straight. Just one court over, a banner hung celebrating Knutson and Ramirez’s All-American doubles honors in 2018, the first in program history. This year, the pair, while still receiving a national ranking at No. 90, is 10-8 and hasn’t found the same success that allowed them to finish at No. 8 last season.“They know that they’re a very good team,” head coach Younes Limam said. “And they just need to go and commit to their shots and play with a lot of energy, obviously. But also when you’re returning, when you’re serving, you gotta go and get it and commit to your shots.”The pair was broken early as Pittsburgh gained a 1-0 lead on a Ramirez shot into the net. The Panthers held serve easily. Down 2-0, Knutson shook her hand after a serve that went weak into the net. She shook her head and squinted in a bit of pain.Limam had been aware her right arm had been bothering her even before today’s match and decided to rest her after doubles. Knutson said Thursday her health might be one of the reasons for the slip in the rankings. Between laryngitis and colds, she said she’s had “one, max two weeks” of full being fully healthy.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was hoping that we’d shoot up quicker,” Knutson said Thursday “… I don’t really know what’s missing. It’s kind of up and down.”After being broken again, Knutson and Ramirez got one back. A powerful backhand winner down the line from Knutson made it 30-30. She swung through the next serve, but the Orange pair was able to force a deuce and then win the next.On Ramirez’s serve the pair was up 40-30, but a forehand by Ramirez into the net forced a deuce. This time Pittsburgh came through.“They were playing really good at net,” Ramirez said. “They knew when to poach, when to stay back so it was really tough to get it by them.”Down 4-1, the Orange badly needed a break. Pittsburgh wouldn’t cede it, though, and miscommunication between the Knutson and Ramirez resulted in the final point. A shot fell between them as Ramirez started reaching back but didn’t commit and Knutson didn’t have enough time to then react.The chemistry between the pair has rarely faded, however. Knutson and Ramirez strive to play a mens’ doubles style, staying more aggressive at the net.“Sometimes, even when we had bad matches, we know who we are as a team and what we’re capable of,” Knutson said. “That even if we’re not playing that good, I would not want to choose anyone else.”Syracuse would get one more game back, holding serve, but then failed to break Pittsburgh. Throughout the Orange’s losing streak they played a handful of nationally ranked duos but only one player on the Panther’s roster is currently ranked: Bartolome at No. 125 in singles.Limam knows what his top singles pair is capable of. Confidence, he said, could be playing a role after their recent stretch.“You win a few matches and all of a sudden, you’re rolling, you’re playing with more authority, you’re playing on your terms,” Limam said. “And you lose some matches and everything that you do, you start thinking twice, and the last thing you want to do in tennis, or in any sport is to overthink things.”The pair’s season may not end up as banner worthy as the prior season. But Knutson and Ramirez still serve as the backbone of the team. When they win in doubles, the team is 8-2. The Orange haven’t won a doubles point this season when Ramirez and Knutson fall.“I don’t think we’ve been blown off the court once,” Ramirez said. “So we’re still right there, we’re still a great team and we know that, everyone knows that. So yeah, we’re still doing well.” Comments Published on April 5, 2019 at 8:21 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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