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BoE’s Alex Brazier steps down from Financial Policy Committee

first_imgWednesday 10 February 2021 8:45 pm Bank of England’s Alex Brazier steps down from Financial Policy Committee whatsapp Share (Getty Images) He will not seek another term on the Financial Policy Committee when it expires on 31 March. whatsapp Alex Brazier has worked at the bank for two decades and served as former Governor Mervyn King’s principal private secretary. center_img “Throughout my career, I’ve been very lucky to have worked with such an incredibly talented group of people,including closely with three Governors,” Brazier said. “But after more than 20 years at the Bank, I am excited to be taking the opportunity to seek new challenges and broaden my career.” The Bank of England’s executive director for financial stability strategy is stepping down to take a career break. More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Show Comments ▼ Angharad Carrick last_img read more

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Cineworld shares fizz as big screen reopening drives ‘strong’ first weekend

first_imgMonday 24 May 2021 8:32 am In a further boost to its finances, Cineworld said it had received the full $203m (£143m) tax refund under the US CARES Act — a $2.2 trillion Covid support package passed by former president Donald Trump. Share The cinema chain said its performance was led by the success of family hit Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, starring James Corden. whatsapp James Warrington Cineworld said its performance was boosted by Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Getty Images) Also Read: Cineworld shares fizz as big screen reopening drives ‘strong’ first weekend Cineworld, which also owns the upmarket Picturehouse chain, said the weekend’s trading “went beyond our expectations”, adding that punters also splashed out on concession goods such as popcorn. whatsapp The company said it was hoping for further strong performance this weekend with the release of Cruella and A Lquiet Place 2. In the UK a deal has been signed with Warner Bros giving the company a 31-day exclusive window before films are available to stream. Shares in Cineworld pushed higher this morning after the cinema chain hailed a strong opening weekend in the UK following the easing of Covid lockdown measures. This will be extended to 45 days for films that open with a pre-agreed box office threshold. But in March Cineworld signed an exclusive deal with Warner Bros to show its films from opening, granting the chain a 45-day window of exclusivity from next year. “When combined with improving consumer confidence and the success of the vaccination rollout, we expect a good recovery in attendance over the coming months, noting the record breaking success of F9 in the Asian market.” More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com The world’s second largest cinema chain has also opened a further 167 sites in the US, meaning over 97 per cent of its venues in the country have resumed operations. Cineworld said its performance was boosted by Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Getty Images) Also Read: Cineworld shares fizz as big screen reopening drives ‘strong’ first weekend “We are thrilled to have our cinemas back in business in the US and UK and to welcome movie fans back to the big screen for an exciting and full slate of films,” said chief executive Mooky Greidinger. Cineworld shares fizz as big screen reopening drives ‘strong’ first weekend Show Comments ▼ The company’s cinemas in Poland and Israel will reopen at the end of the week and Cineworld said it expected most venues to be up and running by the end of the month. Cineworld said its performance was boosted by Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Getty Images) Cinema owners have also been forced to contend with the rising popularity of streaming services, sparking fears that film producers could bypass the big screen and release new titles on demand. Shares were up more than 3.5 per cent in early trading this morning. Tags: Cineworld Group Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnify Health LabsThe 1 Thing Randy Jackson Did To Lose WeightUnify Health LabsUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItUndoLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyUndoNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndobonvoyaged.comQuiz: 9 Out Of 10 People Can’t Name These Actorsbonvoyaged.comUndoDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndo Cineworld has been forced to raise almost $1bn in fresh funding to help it avoid collapse after plunging to a $2.65bn loss last year as a result of closures during the pandemic.last_img read more

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Rio Tinto keeps pushing iron ore production while copper falters

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comBeach RaiderDo You Agree That She’s The Most Beautiful Woman In The World?Beach RaiderEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorGloriousaTrail Cam Photos Captured In The WildernessGloriousaNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyThe Sports DropNetflix Is Cutting The Cord On These Shows (And Renewing These)The Sports Drop Tuesday 20 January 2015 8:14 pm whatsapp Share More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp Rio Tinto keeps pushing iron ore production while copper falters MINING firm Rio Tinto reported a mixed bag of results for the fourth quarter of 2014, with iron ore production jumping by 12 per cent compared to the last three months of 2013, and other metals showing significant decline.Copper production was down 23 per cent on the same period in 2013, while bauxite and aluminium declined by six per cent and one per cent respectively. However, copper production for the year was four per cent higher than in 2013, driven by a sustained ramp-up at Rio’s Oyu Tolgoi operation. Meanwhile, hard coking coal production plummeted by 31 per cent in the last quarter of 2014, while semi-soft and thermal coal was down by 16 per cent. On a yearly basis hard coking coal fell by nine per cent and thermal coal dropped by six. Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh said: “We have had a successful year of production, capped off with a robust fourth quarter. Output is in line with our targets across all of our major products. In a challenging market Rio Tinto remains focused on operating and commercial excellence to leverage our low-cost position and maximise value for shareholders.”Analysts at Numis noted that Rio was “still pumping out the tonnes” in its iron ore division, and said the firm was “clearly ascribing to the strategy of keeping the higher cost producers off the field by playing the volume game”. The broker added: “In combination with cost reductions and optimisation, the added iron ore volumes will give a decent revenue boost, even at these prices, and more likely to pave the way for a return to shareholders.”Shares in Rio Tinto were up by 1.03 per cent yesterday. Express KCS Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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News / Air cargo carriers in holiday fleet revamp, while Centurion’s future is still in the air

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 06/01/2015 The Christmas period for all-cargo carriers appears to have been anything but quiet – on the fleet front, at least.First comes the news that Centurion Air Cargo, the Miami-based carrier which has been plagued with lawsuits attempting to recover fuel debts and leased aircraft, has begun operating again.While it had been reported that the carrier planned to end its MD-11F operations, three of the aircraft are thought to be back in service, with a flight at the end of December between Miami and Caracas.Carriers have famously been abandoning the Venezuelan market since its government stopped repatriating airline revenues from the country. IATA estimated in December that some $3.6bn remained trapped. Centurion, which is not an IATA member, may be taking advantage of a lack of services to the country to revive its fortunes. The current status of the lawsuits is unknown. Chemoil filed 11 suits in September for $12.9m, while an engine component manufacturer and AWAS subsidiary Pafco are sung for the return of aircraft.Meanwhile, also in Venezuela, local carrier Transcarga International is operating its first A300B4F between Caracas, Miami and Houston. Although the airline’s website states it has four of the aircraft type, CH Aviation reports that the carrier has seven A300s, but six are currently in storage.There has been little news as yet from the major cargo carriers, but troubled Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has announced that from next week it will add three extra 747 Combi frequencies between Amsterdam and Dubai. It claims to be the only carrier offering 21 main deck pallet positions a week directly to Dubai International (DXB), rather than Al Maktoum (DWC). CAL Cargo Airlines, meanwhile, has begun the new year by operating its second 747-400ERF, acquired in August. The aircraft will be based at its Liege hub.In the US, Kalitta Charters II, which owns six 727-200s and two DC-9Fs, is  shortly to receive a 737-400F being converted at AEI’s facility in Dothan. The aircraft was previously operated by Ukraine International.Russian carriers are facing difficulty, with the air transport agency suspending the AOCs of three airlines, including cargo carriers Polet and Russkoye Nebo.Polet’s financial troubles were the key reason for its suspension. Owner Anatoly Karpov has been seeking investors to take on 49% of the shares. Russkoye Nebo, a cargo charter airline with Il-76s, also saw its AOC suspended, reportedly owing to difficult prospects in the market.Another carrier with challenges in the Russian market, Nordwind, with all but one of its 757s phased out, has sold a 757-200 to Asia Pacific Airlines, the US carrier which offers cargo charters out of Guam. It operates three 727-200Fs between  islands in the Pacific Ocean but will receive its new aircraft, being converted by Precision Aircraft Solutions, in April or May, to serve Honolulu. According to this report, the San Francisco Bay-headquartered carrier is also considering services to the US west coast.In Europe, Moldovan operator Aerotrans Cargo has reportedly acquired a 747-400F to boost its fleet of Il-76s and a Saab340F. However, the carrier, which doesn’t appear to have a website, has not stated where the aircraft has come from or what routes it will serve.Meanwhile secretive Azeri operator Silk Way Airlines has firmed an MoU with Boeing which will see it receive three 747-8Fs in 2015 and 2016. Silk Way West, which already flies two of the type, will operate the new aircraft.last_img read more

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Three Laois men on their marks for the European Dragon boat championship

first_imgHome Sport Other Sport Three Laois men on their marks for the European Dragon boat championship SportOther Sport Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook GAA GAA GAA SEE ALSO – Family affected by suicide to hold event for Teac Tom Stradbally in honour of son By Siun Lennon – 25th July 2019 Both Moore and Renehan are no strangers to hardwork and extreme fitness. Last October, along with three others members of the Kendra Warriors, they ran the Dublin City Marathon.Carlow Dragon Boat club are also competing in the championships in Saville.The first race takes place on Friday July 25 and the championships finish up on Sunday July 28.Mick Renehan from Vicarstown and Mick Moore from Emo are heading to the European Dragon Boat crew championship Pinterest Twitter Twitter Previous articleIn Pictures: Golf presentations in The Heath, Portarlington and MountrathNext articleJoe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 191 Renault Scenic from €86 per week Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. WhatsApp TAGSAthy Dragon Boat clubMick MooreMick Renehan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Three Laois men on their marks for the European Dragon boat championship Three Laois men have worked tirelessly to represent their club and country in the European Dragon Boat club crew championship in Seville.Michael Renehan from Vicarstown, Pat Brennan from Luggacurren and Emo’s Michael Moore are all members of the Athy Dragon Boat club, who are taking part in the prestigious European championships.Their team, Kendra Warriors, is made up of 22 athletes that will race a dragon boat (45 feet in length) in three different race distances – 2000m 500m and 200m.The Kendra Warriors will compete in the top division, the Premier division, racing against 22 other teams from all over Europe.The Moores have a proud history of rowing. Michael’s older brother, Frank, represented Ireland at the Olympics in Monreal in 1976 and Seoul in 1988. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results last_img read more

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Advertise your job vacancies with LaoisToday in 2020

first_imgHome Jobs Advertise your job vacancies with LaoisToday in 2020 Jobs Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Is your business looking to fill a job vacancy in 2020?If so you should check out the job advertising options available with LaoisToday.LaoisToday is Laois’s most widely-used local media platform attracting an average weekly audience of 55,000 Users for an average of 250,000 Page Views.With a huge presence across a variety of social media platforms, including almost 25,000 on Facebook alone (greater than the two local newspapers combined), the LaoisToday jobs section has been used by a wide range of local businesses.Our very vibrant jobs section has helped connect hundreds of employers and employees and we have options starting from €100 (VAT inclusive). Ensure a bigger audience and at greater value than is available anywhere else.You can get in touch with our team on 057 8670722 or by emailing [email protected] our advertisers have to say:“Finline Furniture have used LaoisToday to advertise and fill a number of job vacancies recently.“The response and quality of candidate applications has been excellent and we will continue to advertise any future job vacancies on LaoisToday.”Ciaran Finane, Finline Furniture Twitter Pinterest Pinterest News Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin “For the past 18 months we have been using LaoisToday for job advertising. Since using LaoisToday for job advertising we have been extremely happy with the immediate cut through and quality of applicant replies in a short time frame.”    Ger Mulhall, Mulhall’s SuperValuSEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Facebook “Enva have advertised a number of vacancies on LaoisToday in recent years and they always provide a prompt and efficient response and service. “We find that using a local online platform like LaoisToday allows us to reach out to the local market of job-seekers and have successfully sourced quality candidates using LaoisToday.”Helen Doocey, Envacenter_img GAA WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 1st February 2020 WhatsApp Advertise your job vacancies with LaoisToday in 2020 Electric Picnic Facebook Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, February 1, 2020Next articleElection Diary: Renewable Energy, support for people with disabilities and young farmers LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

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Court dismisses bid to overturn BCSC sanctions

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Investor sues advisor for not taking enough risk Closet indexing class action gets the go-ahead Related news See: BCSC sanctions two men in secret promotion case According to the court’s decision dated Jan. 8, McCabe sought to overturn the regulator’s decision, arguing that the BCSC lacked the jurisdiction to make a finding of liability against him, because the conduct in question took place in the United States. The stock reports in question were printed in South Dakota and distributed by direct mail to approximately 3 million homes in the U.S. They were not distributed in Canada. However, the BCSC ruled that it had jurisdiction because McCabe was a B.C. resident, the reports were written in B.C., and he received $5 million in fees for publishing them, including at least one account that was held in B.C. “Although the targets of the touting may have been investors in the U.S., and the companies concerned traded only in the U.S., McCabe engaged in this misconduct in British Columbia. Tolerance of that misconduct could not help but impugn the reputation of our markets,” the BCSC decision says. The court ruling indicates that McCabe argued that “the alleged misrepresentations only came into existence when they were received and acted upon in the United States and therefore there is no factual basis or jurisdiction” for a finding that he violated B.C. securities law. However, the court dismissed that argument, and sided with the BCSC. “The Guinness Tout Sheets were written in British Columbia, by a resident of British Columbia, who was paid in British Columbia for his services,” the court decision says. As a result, it dismissed the appeal. Court dismisses suit against BCSC Keywords LawsuitsCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has dismissed a bid to overturn a decision by the B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) that imposed sanctions on the publisher of misleading stock reports. Colin McCabe had sought to appeal a BCSC ruling that found him liable for misrepresentations made in newsletters touting a U.S. based mining firm, Guinness Exploration Inc. In a 2014 decision, the BCSC ordered disgorgement of approximately $2.78 million, and levied an administrative penalty of $1.5 million against McCabe. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Powell stresses commitment to full employment and low rates

first_imgFederal reserve building, Washington DC tananu9/123RF Keywords Monetary policy Christopher RugaberAssociated Press Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The chairman did not refer to the surging stock market or to recent signs of market froth, like the explosive volatility in the prices of GameStop and other stocks targeted by ordinary day traders.He emphasized, as he frequently has before, that the loss of millions of jobs has fallen disproportionately on the least advantaged households.“Despite the surprising speed of recovery early on, we are still very far from a strong labour market whose benefits are broadly shared,” Powell said.He noted that roughly 4 million people who are out of work have stopped looking for jobs, which means they aren’t counted as unemployed. If they were, the unemployment rate would be closer to 10%.And while the job losses among the highest earning one-quarter of Americans have been just 4%, job losses among the poorest one-quarter have been “a staggering 17%,” Powell said.The Fed last year refined its definition of maximum employment as a “broad and inclusive” goal that includes consideration of the unemployment rate of Black and Hispanic Americans as well as overall joblessness.President Joe Biden is pushing a $1.9-trillion economic rescue package that has raised concern among some economists about potential inflation, in part because millions of Americans who have been fortunate enough to keep jobs have accumulated significant savings. Once vaccines are more widely distributed, those savings could fuel a burst of spending beyond what still-decimated businesses could handle, spurring higher prices.Last month, Powell suggested that any high inflation that resulted would likely be temporary. On Wednesday, he highlighted the fact that just before the virus intensified, inflation remained low even when unemployment fell to 3.5%.“There was every reason to expect that the labour market could have strengthened even further without causing a worrisome increase in inflation were it not for the onset of the pandemic,” he said.For now, there is little sign of rising prices. Consumer prices rose just 1.4% in January compared with a year earlier, the government said Wednesday. BoC keeps rate on hold, sees brighter economic outlook Related news Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday underscored the Fed’s commitment to reducing unemployment to multi-decade lows, where it stood before the pandemic, while signalling little concern about the risk of potentially high inflation or financial market instability.Powell stressed in prepared remarks for a webcast to the Economic Club of New York that the job market remains weak despite having recovered from the depths of the pandemic recession. And he signalled that the Fed isn’t considering any increase in its benchmark short-term interest rate from its level near zero. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Fed in March saw brighter outlook, yet underscored patiencelast_img read more

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UOW and University of Newcastle team up to deliver groundbreaking leadership program in NSW public schools

first_imgUOW and University of Newcastle team up to deliver groundbreaking leadership program in NSW public schools UOW and University of Newcastle researchers win government tender to deliver a first-of-its-kind professional learning program for school leadersThe Schools of Education at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and the University of Newcastle, have been selected by the NSW Department of Education to deliver a first-of-its-kind professional learning program for middle leaders in NSW public schools.Researchers from UOW and the University of Newcastle will work with the NSW School Leadership Institute to co-design and deliver a world class program that is evidence-based, accessible across different geographical locations and will cater to the different needs of diverse schools and middle leaders.UOW’s Dr Kylie Lipscombe, Academic Co-Lead of the program, says the tender was highly competitive.“We are both thrilled and privileged to work with the NSW Department of Education to codesign leadership development for up to 500 NSW public school middle leaders each year,” Dr Lipscombe said.“Partnerships between school systems and teacher educators at universities are such a powerful approach to working together on the moral purpose agenda of teacher and leadership support and development and ultimately improved student learning in schools.”“Such partnerships serve to build capacity at both university and school levels as researchers and practitioners learn from each other.”University of Newcastle Associate Professor Jess Harris said the strength of the research collaboration was the broad expertise across both research teams.“We are excited to share our specific areas of expertise to build the knowledge base of school middle leaders,” she said.Middle leaders are usually teachers in positions of Assistant Principals and Heads of Curriculum. Dr Lipscombe says middle leadership is a complex and increasingly important position in schools.“Our own research highlights how middle leaders are usually excellent teachers who lead school improvement by focussing on the most important part of the school – the classroom,” Dr Lipscombe said.“They face many challenges including increased workloads and managing areas such as the performance of staff, because they are literally leading from the middle, positioned between the principal and their teacher colleagues.“This dual relationship can prove very challenging.”Associate Professor Harris said one of the key roles of middle leaders was to support teaching practice within their schools.“We will work with the Department to contribute the breadth of our research experience in leadership and improving teaching practice to support the work of middle leaders and enhance student learning across the state,” she said.Researchers say the program will be designed to value the teaching profession and will seek to understand the current and future needs of middles leaders, while simultaneously using evidence-based cutting-edge research. The first program will commence in 2021.The UOW researchers involved in the program are Dr Kylie Lipscombe, Professor Sue Bennett, Associate Professor Sharon Tindall-Ford, Associate Professor Jessica Mantei and Dr Kellie Buckley-Walker. /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, education, future, Government, Newcastle, NSW, Professor, research, school, Student, teacher, university, University of Newcastle, University of Wollongong, UOW, Wollongong, worldlast_img read more

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NSW Government invests in women’s future

first_imgNSW Government invests in women’s future A social enterprise which harnesses the power of food and connection is one of 13 organisations which will receive a grant as part of the NSW Government’s $425,000 Investing in Women fund, designed to increase women’s economic opportunities. Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the successful programs would foster women’s wellbeing from a grassroots level.“These initiatives are all about helping vulnerable women get back on their feet, rediscover their confidence and find financial independence,” said Mrs Taylor.“All of the programs will empower women by giving them the tools they need to make a better life for themselves and those close to them.”Sydney social enterprise Two Good Co will use their grant to run five of their seven-week culinary therapy courses to support approximately 50 women.Participants will learn kitchen and garden basics, get certified in food hygiene and hear from industry experts about what it’s like to turn a passion for cooking into a career.Social Impact Manager Alex Nagle said the Cook and Connect courses would help women from two particularly at-risk cohorts.“Women of all ages experience crisis. Food has the power to bring both young and old together to build connections and a sense of belonging. Bridging the generation gap improves social outcomes, supports mental well-being and broadens perspectives. These positive new experiences are pivotal to shaping a brighter future.”Christina Curtis is one of the women who has already completed the course.“The teachers made me feel comfortable and safe. As a mum of seven, I thought I knew everything, but I didn’t even know how to cut an onion properly,” she said.“By the time we graduated, my confidence was much better and I was asked to do some casual work with Two Good’s Christmas products. I can now buy my kids Christmas presents. I feel like a better mum for them now – a whole new role model.” /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, career, Cook, crisis, Department of Communities and Justice, food, future, Government, Impact, industry, mental, Minister, NSW, outcomes, social enterprise, social impact, Sydney, womenlast_img read more

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