News story: Country in full swing to party for the royal wedding

first_imgMany councils, such as Salford, are screening the royal wedding in local parks, providing yet another way for people to celebrate the day.For those living in areas where the deadline for submitting applications has already passed there are other ways in which you can celebrate. It is still possible to arrange a street meet on a driveway, parking area, front garden or end of a cul-de-sac.The department’s guidance includes a simple form people can use to let their local council know about their plans and information on how to apply for a road closure as well as information on playing music, insurance and fund raising.Further informationView our updated guidance on holding a street party.More helpful tips, advice and support for organising a successful event can be found on the Street Party website and The Big Lunch website.See further information on Street Meets. Email [email protected] Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 CAMRA is not just raising a glass to the royal couple, but also to the government for their decision to extend pub opening hours during the Royal Wedding celebration. Pubs play a hugely important role in landmark days in peoples’ lives, including weddings. Extending opening hours will provide a welcome boost to the industry and help ensure the public can celebrate, hopefully by toasting to the happy couple with a pint of traditional real ale. Office address and general enquiries Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg Social media – MHCLG Contact form https://forms.communit… With just over 1 month to go until the royal wedding, Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP is encouraging people to celebrate the big day with their community first at a street party and later at their local.Pub opening hours have been extended for the special occasion and the industry stands to get a £10 million boost from celebrations.As well as heading to their local community pub, people are also being urged to not leave it too late to plan a street party. Ahead of these royal celebrations we’ve updated our online guidance for those wishing to throw a street party and are providing a handy checklist and practical advice for what is needed.Across the country councils are receiving hundreds of applications from residents wanting to hold a street party and while most councils are still accepting applications, people need to be quick if they haven’t yet sent theirs in.To date, Reading has received 12 applications for street parties, Richmond 54 and Bromley around 60, to name just a few, and with many councils waiving fees for street party road closures, the minister is also encouraging people to get their applications in on time.To help these street parties be the best ever, we’re encouraging people to share their top tips using the hashtag #StreetPartyTips. Recipes, costume ideas, decorations – we want to see the different ways in which people are planning to celebrate.Pubs Minister Jake Berry MP said: General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Pubs are a cornerstone of many communities and I’m encouraging people to raise a glass to the happy couple in their local on May 19th. Up and down the country, councils have answered our call to make it easy for people to throw a street party fit for a prince and his bride. Media enquiries National Chairman of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Colin Valentine said: 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DFlast_img read more

moe. And Railroad Earth To Hit The Road Together This Summer

first_imgThis August, moe. and Railroad Earth will appear together for a run of shows presented by Live For Live Muisc. The nine-show run will take the longtime live jam favorites through the Northeast and the Midwest, stopping in Papillion, NE; Peoria, IL; St. Louis, MO; West Lafayette, IN; Grand Rapids, MI; Hampton Beach, NH; East Providence, RI; and Mt. Pocono, PA before finishing with a tour-closing celebration at Atlantic City, NJ’s Boardwalk Hall.The run of dates is sure to produce innumerable highlights, as the two bands make for a potently complementary pairing. Says guitarist Al Schnier, “Railroad Earth are kindred spirits to moe. in many ways. The diversity of their music, along with their eclectic approach sets them apart from other Americana rock bands. [Their organic sound] makes a great compliment to our more “electrified” approach. Although we get to play events together from time to time (like Summer Camp & moe.down), it’s been several years since we toured together.”Adds moe. drummer Vinnie Amico, “I am looking forward to our summer tour with Railroad Earth. It is always fun to go on tour with a great band to give the fans a great show and to collaborate with such great musicians, and hang out with our old friends.”You can get excited for moe. and Railroad Earth’s summer run with footage of the backstage pop-up jam featuring members of both bands from last weekend’s Summer Camp Music Festival below:Tickets for moe. and Railroad Earth’s joint summer run are on sale now. For tickets to any of this August’s moe./Railroad Earth shows, or for a full list of upcoming moe. performances and festival dates, head to the band’s website.[Cover photos via Daniel Ojeda (RRE) and Dave DeCrescente (moe.)]last_img read more

Burlington to Survey Historic Buildings this Summer.

first_imgThe City of Burlington will be conducting an inventory of historicbuildings over the next several months in an area of Burlington’s HillSection historically known as known as “Prospect Park.”Lyssa Papazian, a historic preservation consultant, and Phillip Barlow, agraduate student in historic preservation, will be recording architecturalstyles, details, history, and photographing buildings for the City’sHistoric Sites and Structures Survey. This survey is an inventory ofhistoric structures that is used to assist city & state officials,researchers, and property owners in planning for the protection,preservation, interpretation, and promotion of important cultural andarchitectural resources.The area of the City being researched this year is between South Prospectand South Willard streets south of Main Street in the city’s Hill Sectionneighborhood. More specifically, there are two areas: § Prospect Park -North, South Prospect St. from the south side of Main St. to Cliff St.,east of South Willard St.. This area includes primarily residentialbuildings dating from 1910 to 1940 including excellent examples of theColonial Revival style. § Prospect Park -Middle, South Prospect St. fromthe south side of Cliff St. to Ledge Road, west to South Willard St.. Thisarea includes primarily residential buildings dating from 1900 to 1940.Of the cities over 10,000 buildings, less than 3,000 have been inventoriedfor their potential national, state, or local historic significance. Muchof the original survey work in Burlington was completed in the 1970’s bythe VT Division for Historic Preservation as part of a statewideinitiative. Subsequent surveying has been completed more recently in theOld North End and along Shelburne Street by the City using grants madeavailable by the VT Division for Historic Preservation and the NationalPark Service.If you have any questions or would like more information, you can call theBurlington Planning & Zoning Department at 865-7194.last_img read more

Four ways to get executive buy-in to your creative ideas

first_imgby: Alex CastleySince the Next Top Credit Union Executive competition, people have asked me how to get buy-in from their executive team for some of their creative ideas.  I’m lucky enough that the executive management at my Credit Union allows for creativity to flow and has given us the freedom to execute on some of the zany stuff we have done.  But it wasn’t always so easy.  When we made our first Banks? No Thanks! video, it was met with a certain level of skepticism from most people.  The CEO was encouraging, but there was hesitation from most as YouTube and social media were not ‘things’ we had done before.  To help you get your zany, innovative ideas accepted, I’ve compiled a list of four ways to get executive buy-in to your creative ideas.Hire the right executive team.  Okay, maybe it’s not your choice.  But having a strong supportive executive team to begin with is critical!Do your homework.  Who can you engage with your idea?  What benefits might it have?  What is your Credit Union missing out on? For us, we knew we needed to pay attention to the younger demographic for sustainability.  Yet, all of our existing touch points with potential members were through channels focused on an older demographic (e.g., newspaper).  To attract a younger demographic, we needed to do something different. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Purposeful Talent Development: Leading a virtual team

first_imgIn today’s workforce, we have both on-site staff and remote staff. In our current climate and precautions surrounding COVID-19, working remotely has become a necessity for as many people as possible. Leading a remote workforce requires some different skills than managing in person, including setting up different expectations and managing different interactions. Whether there is a short- or long-term need for you to manage remote staff, you may need new ways to manage workflows, workloads, collaboration and keeping staff connected.Here are a few tips for leaders managing remote workers:Leverage technology. Be sure you understand what technologies are available and ensure that your team members have access to them and know how to use them. Several platforms support instant messaging and virtual calls, including GoToMeeting, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Google Hangouts and Skype for Business. Some of these are free to leverage amid COVID-19 and some may be included in software you already utilize.Set expectations. Clearly set out the expectations you have for your team, especially any that may not be used to working from home. Discuss whether the change in environment—and the change in society–means adapting working hours, timelines, meetings or other collaboration. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Violence at Rivers casino far overstated

first_imgThere are a couple of points I would like to make in regards to Graham Higgins’ May 15 letter, “Dems brought us bad casino decision.” His reference to the charging of sports groups over $200 for each police car that has to be called to the field due to a disturbance is indeed a travesty. But if he wants the fee to be expanded to cover the casino. Why not expand it to cover all disturbances at any commercial establishment? Why discriminate against sports groups or the casino? By the way, what are we paying taxes for anyway? Also, his statement: “I believe we now have a casino teetering on lawlessness” is a gross exaggeration. There have been melees at other venues such as sports stadiums, etc., and they have never been branded as “places teetering on lawlessness.”I’m a frequent visitor of Rivers casino. Their security department and its procedures for maintaining a safe environment and for handling incidents are exemplary.Paul FoxSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, music Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Manchester industrial: Air apparent

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Marine Energy Event 2018: Unlocking the potential

first_img15:00 Offshore ExperienceCasestudies: Brouwersdam & OTEC for IslandsSpeakers (more speakers TBA):Berend Jan Kleute, CTO, BlueriseAndrew Smith, Director, Dejablue The 4th annual Marine Energy Event, taking place on 24 October 2018 from 13.00 – 17.00, provides an up-to-date market outlook for marine renewable energy projects – focusing on the latest developments in wave, tidal, ocean thermal, and salinity gradient power generation.Navigated by chairman Peter Scheijgrond (Member of the board, EWA – Dutch Energy from Water Association), delegates can expect real world case studies from across the globe as well as insights into the drivers for investors and supply chain to become involved in marine energy projects. 13:30 Market OutlookSpeakers (more speakers TBA):Peter Scheijgrond, Ocean Energy Expert, Dutch Marine Energy CentreAndre Hoogeveen, Project Manager, BAMMartin Edlund, CEO, Minesto 14:30 Break 17:00 Networking drinklast_img read more

Bassoe Analytics goes mobile!

first_imgThe article above was sponsored by Bassoe Offshore. If you’re interested in showcasing your expertise, analyses, and project endeavors on Offshore Energy Today via sponsored content, please contact our account manager Mirza Duran at [email protected] Brought to you by Bassoe OffshoreOn the back of the success of the Bassoe Analytics website, Bassoe Analytics has decided to go mobile. Now you can access Bassoe’s open source offshore rig database when you’re on the go.Since we launched Bassoe Analytics in March 2018, we’ve seen our community of users grow well into the thousands.Bassoe Offshore has gradually added features and functionality to make offshore rig data more accessible to the market and create a platform for users to contribute knowledge they’d like to share.Now, Bassoe Offshore decided to take Bassoe Analytics one step further with a free mobile app.With the Bassoe Analytics app, you’ve got the offshore rig market in your pocket.  You’ll be able to use most of features from our web platform in a convenient and enhanced interface.  And you’ll find a wide range of commercial data, technical data, asset valuation data, and data visualizations for the offshore rig market, including:Contract backlogUtilizationContract fixturesRig specificationsSale and purchase transactionsRig valuesAnd just like the web version of Bassoe Analytics, you can contribute to making the database better for the community of users by editing data and adding rig photos right from your phone or tablet.If you’re already a Bassoe Analytics user, you can sign into the app with your current credentials.  New users can sign up right from the mobile app will also be able to access the web application.You can download the app from the Google Play or App Store via the links below. Get Bassoe Analytics on your device today!last_img read more

Boys Basketball Sectional Games On WRBI

first_imgTune to The Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI for exciting coverage of Boys High School Basketball Sectionals on Friday Night.On Country 103.9 WRBI and www.wrbiradio.com,  Sectional 29 Doubleheader at Greensburg.  Game 1-Greensburg takes on Franklin County tipping off at 6.  Game 2 follows as Batesville battles Lawrenceburg.  WRBI’s Countdown To Tipoff will be at 5:30.  Andy Koors and Jack Smith will have the call.On 88.1, Sectional 45 Doubleheader at Southwestern Hanover.  Game 1-South Ripley will go up against Austin tipping off at 6.  Game 2 follows as Milan squares off versus Switzerland County.  Brian Samples and Shawn Halcomb will have the call.We will also keep you updated with the games at Sectional 60 at South Decatur.  Game 1-Rising Sun will take on South Decatur tipping off at 5.  Game 2 follows as Jac-Cen-Del will battle Oldenburg Academy.Indiana Sports Talk with Bob Lovell follows starting at 9:30.Good luck area teams at The Sectionals!last_img read more