Derry duo seek third walking buddy for incredible charity walk to Cork

first_imgDerry duo Fergal Barr and Keith Adair will be taking on the mammoth task of walking 300 miles from Derry to Crosshaven in Cork in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, and they are seeking a third walking buddy to join them.A regular attendee of the Crosshaven Irish Redhead Convention which is held annually in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, Fergal decided to launch his own fundraiser for the national cancer charity after the Irish Redhead Convention announced that they are taking a hiatus this summer.And thus, Redhead300 was born! Fergal will be joined by kidney cancer survivor Keith Adair for the trek to Cork. The pair hope to raise €5,000, and have already raised €1,000 since announcing the project.However, Fergal and Keith are looking for someone else to join them! They are seeking someone who can join for the full two weeks, or two people who will complete a week each.Fergal says “We are currently searching for the final member of our team, someone who will give up two weeks to walk with us or two people who will complete a week each.“We are also looking for two ‘Guest Walkers’ to join us for each stage of the walk and for those who a full day might seem too much we are also looking for ‘RedVoluntionaries’ who will pick a point on the journey and join us and contribute €5 for each kilometre they walk.” Keith says that his motivation to complete the walk is because he would like to support others affected by cancer.“I’m a cancer survivor and I want to give something back to a charity funding important cancer research and supports to help other people affected by cancer.“Most people have been affected in one way or another by cancer, either you’ve been unfortunate enough to have had cancer or a close friend or family member has suffered at the hands of it. I’m in remission now and as I emerge from that journey I’m undertaking another one – all 300 miles of it of course!”Their incredible journey begins on August 5th and will take them through Ballybofey, Donegal Town, Bundoran, Sligo, Boyle, Roscommon, Athlone, Birr, Roscrea, Thurles, Fermoy and Cork, with the goal of reaching Crosshaven on August 18th.Fancy joining Fergal and Keith? Drop them a line at redhead300walk@hotmail.com (don’t be shy, non-red heads are welcome too!) To donate, you can visit their Go Fund Me page.Derry duo seek third walking buddy for incredible charity walk to Cork was last modified: June 20th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CorkDerryfundraiserIrish Cancer Societyredhead300last_img read more

Fraser-Moleketi takes top UN job

first_imgFormer cabinet minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi opens a 2007 seminar oncombating cybercrime in the SADC region.(Image: Centre of Specialisation in PublicAdministration and Management) Fraser-Moleketi, left, with former presidentNelson Mandela and Tshwane mayor GwenRamokgopa, right, on the occasion ofMandela receiving the freedom of the cityof Tshwane.(Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)Janine ErasmusFormer South African Minister of Public Service and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi has been appointed to the top position of democratic governance director in the United Nations Development Programme’s Bureau for Development Policy.Fraser-Moleketi assumed her new duties on 2 January 2009 after serving her country for 14 years at the highest levels of government. She tendered her resignation as Minister of Public Service and Administration in September 2008 when the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ordered former president Thabo Mbeki to step down. Mbeki resigned from office on 21 September, the day after he received the ANC directive.Fraser-Moleketi was one of 14 resignations from Cabinet at the time. These included 11 ministers and three deputy ministers, one of whom was her husband, Deputy Minister of Finance Jabu Moleketi.The UNDP is the global development arm of the United Nations and is committed to enabling positive change and a better life for people by making knowledge, experience and resources available in developing nations. The organisation is active in 166 countries, working with them to find their own solutions to the challenges of the modern world.Fraser-Moleketi joins the global organisation at the level of assistant secretary-general. She said that she felt the need to step back and work on a global scale with the skills and competencies she had gained.“I am confident in the democratic processes in the country,” she said. “I will still contribute from wherever I am as a patriot.”A born leaderGeraldine Fraser-Moleketi was born in Cape Town and even at school she showed an aptitude for leadership roles, serving on the Students Representative Council.After matriculating she took up studies for a diploma in teaching at the University of the Western Cape, a period during which she also became active in community matters as a member of the active role in the Bellville Association for Community Action. She never completed the course, as she left South Africa in her second year of studying to go into exile in Zimbabwe as a member of the ANC.In exile Fraser-Moleketi joined Umkhonto we Sizwe, the ANC’s military wing, and received basic military training in Angola. She received specialised training in the former USSR and in Cuba and was for a time seconded to the Lutheran World Federation.Her return to South Africa came in July 1990 at the request of the South African Communist Party (SACP) after it was unbanned in February that year. Fraser-Moleketi helped set up the party’s first national office, holding the position of SACP national administrator and acting as personal assistant to Joe Slovo and Chris Hani, successive General Secretaries.Although she never completed her teacher’s diploma, Fraser-Moleketi went on to study at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government in 1994. Back home, she was admitted to Pretoria University in 2003 to study for a master’s degree on the basis of recognition of prior learning. She finished her studies in 2006, receiving her masters (cum laude) in Public Administration.She was appointed Minister of Welfare and Population Development in July 1996 and Minister for Public Service and Administration in June 1999. Fraser-Moleketi has used her influential position to fight for gender equality in government and society, and has led South African delegations to Commonwealth Women Minister’s meetings, as well as chairing the Pan African Conference on Women’s Development, Equality and Peace in Rwanda.In 1995 she was the deputy leader of the South African delegation to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. She also led a study tour to Australia and Uganda, which subsequently played a big role in the establishment of the Office of the Status of Women in the Office of the Deputy President.Fraser-Moleketi has published a number of works on public administration, and has delivered numerous papers at both national and international conferences on social development, gender quality and transformation of public services.She serves in several other capacities, including Deputy Chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration since 2006, and has been patron of the Free and Open Source Software for Africa, a cause she firmly believes in, since 2007. Other humanitarian roles have included chair of The President’s Award, which has as its patron-in-chief Nelson Mandela, sole patron of the National Eisteddfod Academy, trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and patron of DaimlerChrysler’s Toys for Africa Project.She was awarded an honorary professorship by Stellenbosch University and a fellowship to the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus on janinee@bigmedia.co.za.Related articlesMbeki resigns as SA presidentAnti-abuse campaign hits SASA’s women power aheadCelebrating the power of womenSA judge UN Human Rights headUseful linksUnited Nations Development ProgrammeDepartment of Public Service and AdministrationGeraldine Fraser-Moleketilast_img read more

Is Nokia growing into contender in emerging tech?

first_imgHow Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Cate Lawrence Tags:#5G#digital health#ehealth#network grid#NHS#Nokia#smart devices#wearables#WING#Withings It would be easy, upon reading the news, to mistake Nokia as simply a mobile phone company, successfully re-releasing their retro style phones for those who prefer a less connected technology experience and enjoying playing snake. But Nokia has been at work in other tech verticals across a range of capacities.Let’s take a look at what the venerable phone company has been working on.Wearables and health techNokia acquired Withings, a French wearables and health tech company, for $120 million last year with a product range including connected scales, trackers, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and home cameras.Many of these are ideal for telemedicine, so Nokia is clearly set to play a greater role in connected health in coming years.  From mid-year, all existing Withings devices will be rebranded with the Nokia name. Expect to see more connected health devices from Nokia in the coming year.Nokia will also roll out the company’s HIPAA-compliant Patient Care Platform designed to transform the relationship between patients and healthcare professionals. The new platform will give doctors and care teams the power to remotely monitor patients with their smart devices to help prevent and manage chronic conditions and drive timely and targeted patient care to avoid unnecessary office visits and hospitalizations.The platform is currently being used by the National Health Service in the UK in a 69,000-person study to better understand hypertension and the role of remote monitoring in lowering hypertension rates.Launch of IoT network gridNokia recently launched WING, a worldwide IoT network grid aimed at providing a full-service model offering IoT connectivity across different technologies to manage a client’s IoT connectivity needs and assets, such as connected cars, as they move around the globe.It follows the launch of a new wireless router to bring electricity distribution networks into the IoT era and help utilities reliably and securely connect and manage the proliferation of field devices as more smart power grids are deployed. This is part of Nokia’s expansion into vertical markets like energy, transportation, and public safety.Towards 5GCEO and President Rajeev Suri used his keynote address to announce a new 5G product called 5G First. 5G First will feature Nokia’s Airscale cloud RAN, as well as its AirScale massive MIMO adaptive antennas for the 3.5GHz, 4.5GHz, 28GHz, and 39GHz frequency bands, a cloud packet core, and shared data layer.In addition, the system will offer transport services for 5G networks. The expectation is to intersect with the 3GPP once in released, most likely around 2020 according to Suri. Suri noted that the world would need to create a new type of network that will act as a global nervous system to orchestrate the growing “automation of everything.”5G First will be available to early-adopter carriers from the second half of this year, and Nokia said it will use the learnings from its 5G work to contribute to the 3GPP standard.Suri also commented that “webscale companies”  — including Internet giants such as Amazon or Google — will be building out their capacity faster than network service providers. “Non-carrier customers will add network capacity at more than two times the rate of carriers… we’ve seen a lot of shift take place from the carriers to the cloud players.”Nokia is a company that has managed to transform itself into a company heavily invested in emerging technology, even Virtual Reality. It will be intriguing to see what areas they decide to delve into next, as Suri said: “Nokia is a fundamentally different company than it was one year ago.”center_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Pucklast_img read more

Ken Wilber on Stages of Development and How They Show Up in The Business World  – Episode #69

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:58 — 53.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS“Stages of development” is a term you hear more in the philosophical and psychological realms than you do in the business realm. But Anthony has come to believe that a better understanding of human development and these “stages” we go through in our growth is very beneficial for sales and business leaders. This episode is a deep dive into psychological and philosophical theories surrounding this idea of “stages of development.” Anthony’s aim is to help you better understand yourself as a business or sales leader and to better know your team members and clients, so that you can better help your customers and work with your team, for greater success.Ken Wilber on Stages of Development and How They Show Up in The Business World – Episode #69Click To TweetWhat IS consciousness?Anthony starts this conversation with Ken Wilber by asking perhaps the deepest question of all: “What IS consciousness?” On one hand, Ken says that defining consciousness is not all that difficult. In his thinking, anytime you are aware of something, conscious of something, you’re experiencing consciousness.  For most of us, it is primarily associated with the “I” dimension of how we think about the world; the things we think about in relationship to ourselves. But there are others that think of consciousness in terms of “it.” It’s an objective structure of thinking that is strictly related to brain function and physiological process. On this episode Anthony chats with Ken about the reality of consciousness and how our thinking about it impacts the way we approach relationships with others – which can dramatically impact sales.Understanding the stages of growth can help you discern your customer’s motives and goals.Philosophers and psychologists categorize human development into stages of growth and try to label them in ways that describe what’s going on in the human psyche during that stage. For example, there are stages of growth that are entirely focused on the self, others that expand to include a concern about immediate community, and then even further during another stage to think about the broader world. As a sales or business leader, if you’re able to discern how your customer is thinking (which of those stages of growth they are operating out of), you’ll be better able to address the concerns they are likely to have as you interact about your sales solution.Understanding the stages of growth can help you discern your customer’s motives and goalsClick To TweetDo you understand where your team members are at in their developmental growth?If you can make that leap and begin to grasp their motivations and desires (based on their stage of growth) you’ll be able to lead them, motivate them, and energize them more effectively through the messaging, encouragement, and coaching you provide. That’s because you’ll have the ability to tailor your approach to each person to best fit into their view of the world at that time. You can hear this deep dive conversation about personal and cultural development as Anthony chats with Ken Wilber, on this episode.How we see the stages of development showing up in the business world.The importance of understanding the stages of development that people go through not only has to do with how to lead better, but also how to BE a better leader. For example, If a leader is stuck in an egocentric stage of growth they’ll clearly be leveraging things to their own advantage, which could impact the health and success of the company and clients. It’s an incredibly in depth conversation on this episode but is also filled with practical insights into the way people grow and interact with others. If you’ll take this one seriously it will put you way ahead of the competition on a number of different levels.How we see the stages of growth showing up in the business worldClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction with Ken Wilber, philosopher, author, and teacher. What is consciousness? – and thinking about the structures of consciousness. Research showing how the “I’ aspect of consciousness grows and develops. 4 major stages of hierarchical growth. The common structures of development that business leaders should know. The stages of growing up: 8 levels of growth. Understanding how the stages of development show up in the business world.Our Sponsors:Swag IQwww.PreOrder.TheOnlySalesGuide.com – Get bonuses with Anthony’s new book.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeMaslow’s Hierarchy of Needs0674445449The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeWhat IS consciousness? – get the answer on this episodeClick To TweetDo you understand where your team members are at in their developmental growth?Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Nigamanand’s family blames his ashram for death

first_imgThe shocked family of Swami Nigamanand Saraswati has demanded a high-level probe, alleging that he was poisoned under a conspiracy by forces working “against his noble mission to make the Ganga pollution free”.The swamiss family is based in the Ladari village under Keoti police station in Darbhanga district of Bihar. It expressed dismay that while the Uttarakhand government had arranged for the best medical facilities for yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who was also admitted to the same hospital during his recent fast against corruption, it completely ignored Nigamanand.Nigamanand’s grandfather Surya Narayan Jha claimed that Nigamanand was poisoned to death during treatment and accused the Uttarakhand government of insensitivity. He also sought a probe into the role of Nigamanand’s guru Swami Shivanand Maharaj of the Matri Sadan Ashram, Haridwar, accusing him of forcing him to go on a fast.Jha said Swami Shivanand had never let any of his family members meet Nigamanand at his ashram in the past.Nigamanand’s aunt Rekha Jha said the 34-year-old swami had also gone on fast on two other occasions in the past “at the behest of his guru”. She said thatthe Uttarakhand chief minister was aware of his condition and had once visited Nigamanand asking him to give up his fast but the latter refused. “After that, nobody visited him,” she said. “He has been murdered under a conspiracy,” she said.The young ascetic’s death had cast a pall of gloom on his village. His parents had gone to Haridwar after receiving the news of Nigamanand’s demise. Most of the villagers wanted the body of Nigamanand to be brought back to his native place for cremation. “We want the state government’s help in bringing his body to our village,” a villager said. “We want to pay homage to him for his supreme sacrifice to make the Ganga pollution free.”advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Wimbledon: Sania-Hingis crash out in women’s doubles quarters

first_imgIndia’s tennis star Sania Mirza and her women’s doubles partner Switzerland’s Martina Hingis suffered a shock defeat in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tennis tournament here on Thursday.The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair was knocked out by fifth seeds Hungary’s Timea Babos and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 2-6, 4-6 in just 68 minutes.The Hungarian-Kazakhstani pair got off to a positive start, winning 13 of the 17 first serve points and winning two out of two break points to put the top seeds on the back foot.Also, two doubles faults served by the Indo-Swiss pair in the opening set proved costly as the duo went down 2-6 to hand Timea-Yaroslava the advantage right at the start.In the second set, Sania-Martina began the game well and aggressively. But powerful backhand and collective play by the fifth seeds saw them gather another 13 vital first serve points out of 27.The second set was going in a see-saw manner but once Timea-Yaroslava won two break points there was no way back for the Indo-Swiss pair.Despite breaking their opponents once in the set, Sania-Martina failed to hold on eventually missing a cut to yet another semi-finals as they lost the second set 4-6 to go crashing out of the tournament.The fifth seeded Hungarian and Kazakhstani pair will next face tenth seeded United States’ pairing of Raquel Atawo and Abigail Spears in the semi-finals.last_img read more

UNC Releases Notice Of Allegations, Which Includes “Lack Of Institutional Control”

first_imgUNC Notice Of Allegations letter form the NCAA.UNC Notice Of Allegations UNC/TwitterUNC/TwitterNorth Carolina, which had been served a notice of allegations back on May 20 relating to an academic fraud investigation, has released the NCAA’s findings this afternoon. The organization is alleging five major violations. Each of them are considered “Level 1” – severe breaches of conduct. The Notice Of Allegations includes 325 pieces of “Factual Information” relating to the case.You can read the entire 59-page NOA here. If you’re looking for a summary of the major violations, we’ve listed them below. Per the NCAA:1. It is alleged that beginning in the 2002 fall semester and continuing through the 2011 summer semester, the institution provided impermissible benefits to student-athletes that were not generally available to the student body. 2. It is alleged that from April 2007 to July 2010, Jan Boxill (Boxill), then philosophy instructor, director of the Parr Center for Ethics, women’s basketball athletic academic counselor in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) and chair of the faculty, knowingly provided extra benefits in the form of impermissible academic assistance and special arrangements to women’s basketball student-athletes. 3. It is alleged that in 2014 and 2015, Deborah Crowder (Crowder), former student services manager in the African and Afro-American Studies department, violated the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when she failed to furnish information relevant to an investigation of possible violations of NCAA legislation when requested to do so by the NCAA enforcement staff and the institution. Specifically, Crowder refused to participate in an interview with both the institution and the enforcement staff despite at least three requests for her participation. 4. It is alleged that in 2014 and 2015, Dr. Julius Nyang’oro (Nyang’oro), former professor and chair of the African and Afro-American Studies department, violated the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when he failed to furnish information relevant to an investigation of possible violations of NCAA legislation when requested to do so by the enforcement staff and the institution. Specifically, Nyang’oro refused to participate in an interview with both the institution and the enforcement staff despite at least five requests for his participation. 5. It is alleged that the scope and nature of the violations set forth in Allegation Nos. 1 and 2 demonstrate that the institution violated the NCAA principles of institutional control and rules compliance when it failed to monitor the activities of Jan Boxill (Boxill), then philosophy instructor, director of the Parr Center for Ethics, women’s basketball athletics academic counselor in the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) and chair of the faculty. Further, the institution exhibited a lack of institutional control in regard to the special arrangements constituting impermissible benefits athletics academic counselors and staff within African and Afro-American Studies (AFRI/AFAM) department provided to student-athletes. North Carolina has 90 days from the issuance of the allegations to respond. Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham is expected to address the alleged violations during a press conference at 1:30 PM ET.last_img read more

Kylie Jenner Launches Limited Edition Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit on World Smile

first_imgIn celebration of World Smile Day, Kylie Jenner, Creator of Kylie Cosmetics, entrepreneur, television personality, style icon and Smile Train Ambassador, today announced the launch of the “Smile” Lip Kit, a limited edition set from her Kylie Cosmetics line.The lip kit will be made available on October 3 and for sale while supplies last. Jenner will donate 100 percent of net proceeds to Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft charity. In addition to the release of her latest lip kit, Jenner will also help to light the Empire State Building red and blue, Smile Train’s signature colors, on World Smile Day, a day dedicated to celebrating acts of compassion around the world.The two-piece Kylie Cosmetics lip kit includes a Matte Liquid Lipstick, a long-wearing, moisturizing lipstick with high intensity pigment for an instant bold matte lip, and Lip Liner, a creamy lip pen that makes application easy and comfortable.The “Smile” lip kit sells for an MSRP of $29.00 and is available exclusively on KylieCosmetics.com, while supplies last. “As the ambassador for Smile Train, I am excited to have the opportunity to donate 100% of the net proceeds from my newest Lip Kit ‘Smile’ to this amazing organization,” said Jenner. “It is incredible to know that in doing so I am helping give thousands of cleft children around the world new smiles.”Kylie, star of E! network’s #1 television series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, now in its twelfth season and broadcast in over 160 countries worldwide recently partnered with Smile Train as an Ambassador to raise awareness of the issues faced by children living with untreated clefts. Over 170,000 children in developing countries are born with cleft lips and/or palates each year. Children with untreated clefts live in isolation and, more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training, funding and resources to empower local doctors in over 85 countries in the developing world to provide 100 percent-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Since its founding in 1999, Smile Train has provided more than one million cleft repair surgeries.“Smile Train is grateful for Kylie’s ’commitment and efforts to support children living with untreated clefts,” said Susannah Schaefer, CEO of Smile Train. “We are excited to be able to provide children born with clefts with new smiles and a fresh opportunity to lead full and productive lives.”For more information on the Kylie Cosmetics “Smile” Lip Kit, please visit KylieCosmetics.com.last_img read more

Rebecca Romijn To Attend StarStudded Baby Ball Gala

first_imgAdoptTogether, the largest non-profit, crowd funding platform that bridges the gap between families who wants to adopt and the children who need loving homes hosts their second annual Baby Ball Gala in celebration of World Adoption Day on Friday, November 11.Baby BallHeld at the exclusive members-only collaborative working space, NeueHouse Hollywood, this year’s charity event will feature a silent auction, a DJ and live performance, and four carnival-esque games where guests will be able to enter for a chance to win prizes.In celebration of the evening, Baby Ball will rejoice World Adoption Day 2016 and commemorate the lives that have been changed and the families that have been created.Among the guests expected to attend are Rebecca Romijn (“The Librarians”), Eric Dane (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Rebecca Gayheart (“Grey Lady”), Lindsay Price (“Castle”), Curtis Stone (Celebrity Chef), Jessica Stam (Model), Jenna Ushkowitz (“Glee”) and many more to be announcedWHEN: Friday, November 11, 20168:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.WHERE: NeueHouse Hollywood 6121 Sunset BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90028Tickets can be found here.last_img read more

SP fields Mulayam from safest Mainpuri LS seat

first_imgLucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Friday released a list of six candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, fielding party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from its stronghold Mainpuri. Dharmendra Yadav will contest from Badaun, Akshay Yadav from Firozabad, Kamlesh Katheria from Etawah, Bhailal Kol from Robertsganj and Shabbir Valmiki from Bahraich, the party announced. The list was signed by SP national chief general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav. The party left Mainpuri, described as its “safest” seat, from Mulayam Yadav, who is MP from Azamgarh right now. He represented Mainpuri in the Lok Sabha in 1996, 2004 and 2009. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Mulayam Yadav contested from Azamgarh and Mainpuri and won both. In Mainpuri, his victory margin was a massive 3.64 lakh votes.last_img read more