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Photography, film and TV museum changes its name

first_imgPhotography, film and TV museum changes its name Howard Lake | 17 December 2006 | News 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  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Bradford-based National Museum of Photography, Film and Television has been renamed the National Media Museum.The new name has been chosen to reflect “a change in approach to our subject matter to include the cultural and social significance of our core areas as well as their technical and artistic aspects.”The museum’s new name, which it adopted on 30 November, is also reflected in its web address. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropylast_img read more

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Melinda Gates pledges $1 billion to promote gender equality

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Melinda Gates has pledged to donate a whopping $1 billion to promote gender equality in the United States.The famous philanthropist made the announcement in an op-ed published on Time’s website on Wednesday, stating that only one CEO of a list of 500 is a woman and that although women make up 51% of the American population, just 24% of the seats in Congress are held by them.“My reaction to facts like these is a complicated mix of outrage and optimism. I imagine I’m not alone,” Gates wrote. “It’s frustrating — even heartbreaking — to confront evidence of the many ways our country continues to hold women back.”Gates wrote that the fact that people are talking about issues surrounding gender inequality is a “sign of progress,” but she fears that the moment will not “last forever.”“I imagine waking up one morning to find that the country has moved on,” she said. “That the media has stopped reporting on systemic inequalities. That diversity remains something companies talk about instead of prioritizing. That all of this energy and attention has amounted to a temporary swell instead of a sea change.”Gates’ $1 billion contribution to “expanding women’s power and influence in the United States” will be donated over the next 10 years, she said.She will use her company, Pivotal Ventures, to put resources behind “new and established partners taking innovative and diverse approaches to expanding women’s power and influence.”“I want to see more women in the position to make decisions, control resources, and shape policies and perspectives,” she wrote. “I believe that women’s potential is worth investing in — and the people and organizations working to improve women’s lives are, too.”While Gates admitted that the donation is “a lot of money,” she described her contribution as “only a small fraction of what’s necessary.”Gates and her husband, Bill Gates, often donate large sums of money to charitable causes through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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New legislation could lead to more tribunals

first_imgNew legislation designed to improve the rights of employees on fixed-termcontracts, including pay and pension entitlements, could open the floodgatesfor workplace disputes. This is the view of law firm Eversheds which claims the Fixed Term Work EUDirective, due to come into force in the UK by 10 July, is vague and open todifferent interpretations. Elaine Aarons, employment specialist at Eversheds, said: “Although theGovernment’s stated desire is to reduce the workload of the alreadyoverburdened employment tribunals, costly litigation caused by a lack ofunderstanding of what the new draft regulations require becomesinevitable.” Aarons said the directive states that fixed-term workers should be treatedthe same as permanent employees ‘where appropriate’ but does not clarify this. She added: “Whenever there are uncertainties in employment legislation,managers whose job it is to decide how to apply the rules in their individualworkplaces are put in an impossible position.” Aarons said the legislation is also not clear over whether employers willhave to provide pension benefits to cover past service by fixed-term workers. “In the case of a contributory pension scheme, would employees have tomake payments to cover past service and, again, how could these contributionsbe made given Inland Revenue limits? There are a lot of questions to beanswered,” said Aarons. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article New legislation could lead to more tribunalsOn 23 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Oxford’s own… Charlie Mauleverer

first_imgFor those seeking relaxing classical music outside the wearisome confines of Classic FM, solace comes in the form of Vista Musicale. Their album, From Innocence to Age, is jointly composed by homegrown music talent Charlie Mauleverer (St Peter’s College), and performed by some of Britain’s best young musicians (including BBC Chorister of the Year 2001) from Winchester College. Harmoniously using string, piano flute and voice, it seems inspired from the past in its form. Yet there is an undeniably contemporary air about it. The choral elements rise above sometimes banal verse to achieve sublimely romantic effects. The pieces glide seamlessly into each other whilst works like ‘Enigma’ and the ‘String Quartets’ add life to the soothing experience. Some of the tracks leave the listener with the sense they should have been allowed to develop their themes more fully. Overall though, this is a solid debut and not just a cure for examstress. It’s an enjoyable experience in its own right and with a high standard of composition and performance the album could be ‘Music to watch clouds by’. The CD can be purchased from www.vistamusicale.comARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004last_img read more

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Students Will Hear Power of Good, Bad Decisions

first_imgCrash survivor Sarah Panzau will share her story with South Dearborn students Thursday.A survivor of a drunk-driving accident will tell her story to South Dearborn High School students on Thursday afternoon.Sarah Panzau, a two-time member of the National Junior College Athletic Association women’s volleyball All-America team, knew what it was like to be on top of her game –and on top of the world. But, somewhere between life as a competitively driven high school athlete and the early years of college, Panzau began heading down a destructive path.Aug. 23, 2003, was the day her life would change forever as her car spun out of control. With a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit, the 21-year-old decided to drive home drunk, missed a highway exit and rolled her car four times.Panzau is now committed to speaking with students about how her life was forever changed because of the poor decisions she made.The presentation is sponsored by local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler Craig Distributing Co., Inc.“A presentation for students about making smart choices, respecting parents and rising above disabilities,” said Craig Distributing Inc., Office Manager Tami Shelton.East Central High School students attended the presentation from Panzau last school year.last_img read more