Bookings for the new season opens on next Thursday

first_imgBookings for the new season opens on next Thursday, 24 July at 9.30am but are now open for priority and club members.Call the box office on 02871 264455 for tickets or to enquire about joining the Priority + club.Alternatively, visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk for online bookings. Don’t forget, you can also download the full programme from the website.NATHAN CARTER TO PLAY MILLENNIUM FORUM was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: ShareTweet Nathan CarterSingers Nathan Carter Barbara Dickson along with comics Jimmy Carr, Conal Gallen and Roy Chubby Brown are among the acts who will be appearing at Derry’s Millennium Forum later this year.Cara Dillon, Johnny McEvoy, Smokie and the Fureys are also among the acts announced for the theatre’s new programme of events for September to December which will feature a wide range of performances from drama to comedy, ballet to opera and music and dance.There will be debut performances from the hit musical Dirty Dancing, comic Jon Richardson, John B Keane’s play Sive.center_img carterDerryforummillenniumnathannewseasonlast_img read more

Police say they have arrested a man and interview

first_imgPolice say they have “arrested a man and interviewed him about this scam”. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.Detective Inspector Lindsey Kitson said: “As part of this ongoing investigation we want to ensure that we identify as many people as possible who may have been victims of this fraud.“We believe tickets for the Justin Beiber and Adele concerts were offered in a group of 4 from the Gumtree website.“A subsequent face to face transaction took place involving the exchange of money for fake tickets. DI LINDSEY KITSONSTRABANE MAN ARRESTED OVER ADELE AND JUSTIN BIEBER TICKET SCAM THE PSNI say they are investigating an “internet scam” involving the sale of fake tickets for Adele and Justin Bieber concerts.One man has been arrested by detectives in Strabane over the rakcet.It is understood the tickets have been for sale over the last few weeks for forthcoming concerts of Adele in Belfast in February and Justin Beiber in Dublin in 2016. “I want to hear from anyone who has bought tickets for these concerts from a man after seeing an offer on Gumtree for those tickets.“We believe these tickets are fake.“Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime, Strabane can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101.”STRABANE MAN ARRESTED OVER ADELE AND JUSTIN BIEBER TICKET SCAM was last modified: January 1st, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweetlast_img read more

It will mean businesses in the area will have the

first_img“It will mean businesses in the area will have the opportunity to embrace the Halloween theme and enjoy the benefit of passing trade.“We are delighted to see even more community involvement this year with groups from the Fountain, Bishop Street and the Bogside joining in the celebrations. “Halloween in Derry has always been about the local community so we invite as much participation as possible, and love to see groups getting involved and making it their own. “The new route will also accommodate easier movement around the Walls and Streets Within, opening the experience up to more people.“We would like to advise visitors to take note of the closures and diversions in place in advance of coming to the event, and we appreciate your cooperation in ensuring it’s a fantastic experience for everyone.”In order to facilitate this year’s Awakening the Walls, temporary restrictions will be in place in the following streets: Magazine Street, Butcher Street, Bishop Street Within, Society Street, London Street, Pump Street, Artillery Street on 28th, 29th & 30th October, between the hours of 5 pm and 10 pm.Regular users of Bishop Street Carpark should note that a partial carpark closure will be in place, however during the Awakening the Walls, from 5.30 pm to 10 pm, exiting the carpark will be restricted and controlled by a dedicated steward. Exiting will be via the top end of the carpark. Society Street Carpark will only be available for accessible parking during Awakening the Walls, from 28th – 30th October. Users must be in place by 5.30pm and cannot leave until 9pm or when it is suitable to do so.Route maps for the event are available online at www.derryhalloween.com, and from the information point located in Waterloo Place.The official build-up to the Halloween festivities begins on October 26th and this year up to 100,000 people are expected to attend events taking place over the extended Halloween programme, which runs until November 3rd. The programme features a whole host of activities for all ages, including dynamic drumming sensations Spark, the return of the Samhain Sessions, the Jack-O-Lantern Festival, Monster Funfair, Little Horrors, Shape Shifter costume and make up workshops as well as the haunted Harvest Market.For grown up ghosts and ghouls, the Samhain Sessions are the perfect way to mark this ancient celebration, with some magical performances from top Irish artists including Lisa Hannigan, David Kitt, and Colm Mac Con Iomaire taking place over three nights, Oct 28-30, under the Museum of the Moon in the Guildhall. Or why not ascend the Dark Tower on October 26 – an adult only after dark celebration with live music, ghost tours and plenty of Halloween fun in the Tower Museum.Check out the full programme which is organised and funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council with support from the Tourism N. Ireland International Fund, on www.strabanehalloween.comNew extended Awakening the Walls trail unveiled was last modified: October 20th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: The move will allow for even greater community involvement in the magical illuminated trail, and will provide more opportunities for local businesses to be part of the celebrations. A number of streets in and around the Cathedral Quarter of the city will be closed for the duration of the event, creating a haunted Halloween hub which visitors can explore on their journey around the trail.Festivals and Events Officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council, Liz Cunningham, said the extended trail would enhance the experience for all those taking part. “Awakening the Walls draws huge crowds and this year we wanted to offer an even better experience taking in more of the of the city’s historic Cathedral Quarter and the communities that live within vicinity of the walls,” she explained. WITH less than two weeks to go until the city is transformed into Scary Derry, organisers are working around the clock to put the final preparations in place for what is expected to be the biggest celebration to date.This year’s annual Halloween celebrations have been extended over nine days, with a packed programme of family friendly events for all ages at a range of venues across the city. One of the biggest highlights of the programme is the atmospheric Awakening the Walls event which takes place over three evenings from October 28th – 30th. Always a huge draw, this year the event has been extended to include an even wider area, taking in not just Derry’s historic Walls, but also the surrounding streets and sites. ShareTweet Bishop Street carparkDerry and Strabane CouncilFestival and Events OfficehalloweenLIZ CUNNINGHAMNew extended Awakening the Walls trail unveiledlast_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet “We are out of sync with health services in places such as Scotland with people locally having to go private if they need more than one cycle at a cost of thousands of pounds per cycle.“Sinn Féin support the case for equal access to 3 cycles in line with NICE guidelines and a review of emotional support as recently outlined in our policy document ‘A Vision for Women’s Healthcare’.“I want to commend the Fairness in Fertility campaign, for raising these very important issues and for facilitating the difficult conversations to highlight the plight of many people who are struggling to access fertility services,” she added.Mullan commends Fairness in Fertility campaign was last modified: October 31st, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: Fairness in FertilityFOYLE MLAKAREN MULLANMullan commends Fairness in Fertility campaignSinn Feinstormontcenter_img SINN Féin MLA Karen Mullan has commended the Fairness in Fertility campaign who presented senior health officials with 10,000 petition signatures calling for equal access to 3 cycles. Speaking after hosting the group at Stormont, the Foyle MLA said: “Many people face a very difficult and often hidden journey to access fertility services. “Today is another step forward on that journey through the presenting of 10,000 petition signatures to the Permanent Secretary in the Department of Health. last_img read more

Jim ORourke a Casey Research Explorers League h

first_imgJim O’Rourke, a Casey Research Explorers’ League honoree, will be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame on January 10, 2013. Alongside Jim, Pierre Lassonde (Franco-Nevada Mining Corp.) and Chuck Fipke (Dia Met Minerals) will also be inducted. I highly recommend that everyone go through the Explorers’ League honoree list annually, as well as the Casey Research NexTen to see how much of your resource portfolio is handled by the best in the resource business. I’ve been lucky to have so many great mentors who have taught me the ins and outs of the junior-resource investing world, such as Rick Rule and Doug Casey – but none were harder to get an initial meeting with than Jim O’Rourke. Getting him to take a meeting with me back in 2006 was a feat of endurance. I literally called every day for two months. After getting bounced emails because his inbox was full, I stopped leaving messages until it was cleared out – and then the process was repeated. Let this be a lesson: never give up. Finally, one day Jimmy answered the phone. As it turned out, he was out of town for most of those two months, and his assistant took down his messages. He figured that I’d call again, so that was how we met. Back then I didn’t call him “Jimmy” – he was “Mr. O’Rourke.” That was the beginning of a great relationship with one of the true legends in mining. Over the last seven years, I’ve been on the board of Copper Mountain; I’ve watched Jimmy put together a great team and build the third-largest producing copper mine in Canada. He did all this during one of the most difficult markets in the last fifty years. Jimmy’s passion, drive, and energy motivates everyone around him to give more than their best. Jimmy is shy to take any recognition for his current and past achievements, and is always the first to pass around the recognition to the mine site workers, geologists, engineers, the office admin, the suppliers and yes, even the bankers (that’s how nice Jimmy is – he is even nice to the investment bankers). His work ethic is incredible and sets a standard that I try to emulate. Together we’ve spent countless weekends in the office going through financing options and corporate strategies. He would always make time to listen to all my ideas and questions. He was always patient and always willing to educate, for which I’m extremely thankful. It was a complete blast for me, as I became close to someone who was willing to share his 50 years of knowledge in the business. Jimmy, you’ve been a great mentor and friend, and congratulations on being inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. I look forward to being at your induction ceremony in January. Investing in the resource sector would be easy if there were more Jim O’Rourkes around. That is exactly what the point of the Casey NexTen is all about. Who is going to be the next Jim O’Rourke? Who will be the next the Lukas Lundin or Ross Beaty? I’m a big believer that there are characteristics the Casey Explorers’ League Honoree’s all share. They are the foundation for success, which creates the metrics upon which the Casey NexTen list is based. If you’re investing in the junior resource sector or want to learn “who’s who in the zoo,” you need to know who the NexTen are, and why they are on the list. Don’t you want to be invested in a company whose president will be inducted into the relevant Hall of Fame? You should, because it would most likely mean you’ve invested in a winner, which means big profits for yourself. In January, we will be announcing our newest Casey NexTen honorees. Until then, familiarize yourself with current NexTen group. Do your portfolio a favor and follow these rising stars. Additional Links and Reads Chevron Appeals Argentina’s Asset Embargo (Petroleumworld) Ah yes, Argentina… Where oil and gas dreams go to die… Being the fourth-largest producer of oil in Argentina doesn’t mean your assets are not at risk. First YPF, now Chevron. Even before the YPF issue happened, in both our newsletters and publicly we have stated that investors looking to invest in Argentina’s conventional and unconventional assets should stay away. The “wrath of Cristina” continues. USA to Beat Both Saudi and Russian Oil Production by 2020? (New York Times) According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), not only will the US beat Russian and Saudi oil production, but it will be energy self-sufficient by 2035. The story makes great reading, but I can’t remember the last time the IEA was right in its projections. I also think Putin would disagree with the report. Comeback Time for Coal? (New York Times) This is an interesting piece on what is going on in the global coal markets. Is it time to jump back into your favorite coal companies? The Casey Energy Report has discussed coal extensively; if you’re interested, you should try out our risk-free three-month trial. This was a good piece, though overly optimistic for the current conditions.last_img read more

Tuscaloosa County is playing host to a mountain bi

first_imgTuscaloosa County is playing host to a mountain biker and hiker’s dream competition next weekend.Dirt, Sweat and Gears is a trail duathlon featuring a 10K mountain bike portion and a 3K running portion at Lake Lurleen State Park happening June 22.But a unique thing about the event, said Event Coordinator Brandt Lapish, is if your skills lean more to one side than another you can pair up with a partner to complete the other half of the race.In its fourth year, the event is a fundraiser for DCH Sports Medicine and Encore Rehabilitation so they can provide services at high school events and help keep athletes safe.You can sign up to participate at dirtsweatgears.com.last_img read more

Chinese authorities say they are investigating a b

first_imgChinese authorities say they are investigating a batch of medication that is suspected to be tainted with HIV. According to local media, the batch contains more than 12,000 doses of human immunoglobulin — intravenous treatments used to boost weakened immune systems. China’s National Health Commission said in a statement that on Tuesday it asked medical institutions to stop using the suspect medicine, seal it and monitor any patients who might be impacted. It launched a recall of the product, which it says was produced by Shanghai Xinxing Pharmaceutical Company.”A group of experts sent by the National Medical Products Administration has arrived in Shanghai for site inspection at the company,” the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. “All the related production and inspection records have been sealed.”The South China Morning Post describes the company as a “biotech company specialising in the production and sale of blood-based medical products,” and says it is controlled by a state-owned company. It’s not yet clear whether any patients contracted HIV from the medication. The National Health Commission said “experts believe that the risk of HIV infection in patients using the drug is very low.”Tainted medical products aren’t a new issue in China. Historically, blood transfusions are a common way that HIV has spread in the country. And there has been a pattern of rural residents contracting HIV as they sold blood, as NPR’s Anthony Kuhn reported nearly a decade ago. Avert, an HIV and AIDS organization, said that in the 1990s “negligent blood donation activities” cause a “dramatic increase in the spread of HIV across China.” China has taken steps to tackle the issue, the organization added, and “in 2010 the government announced that all collected blood products were screened for HIV.”Last year, according to the BBC, Chinese authorities announced that the “number of people contracting HIV [through transfusions] has been reduced to almost zero.” Instead, most of the new cases were contracted sexually. Still, the number of people in China known to be living with HIV is rising. The Economist recently reported that Chinese authorities say about 850,000 people are HIV positive – “almost three times the number in 2010.” However, that’s likely due to better detection and more testing options, the publication says. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

The state Legislature recently passed a bill to ma

first_imgThe state Legislature recently passed a bill to make it easier for landowners to fill small, isolated wetlands in urban areas. The bill, authored by state Rep. Jim Steineke, was supported by business groups but opposed by some environmental groups, including the Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Some sporting groups dropped their objections after the bill was amended.SteinekeJim SteinekeAssembly majority leader, (R-Kaukauna)“YES”Simplifying regulations“Wisconsin’s wetlands play an important role in our state’s ecology, environment and our sporting communities. But our current wetland laws are in many ways overly complex and difficult to navigate.” Landowners affected“Our intent was always to provide a reasonable balance between preserving habitat and quality wetlands, while finding reasonable solutions to many of the problems plaguing homeowners, developers, farmers, local governments and other industries in Wisconsin.”Environmental impact“From the start, our goal was to remove unnecessary hurdles to development while still maintaining and protecting our high-quality, critically important wetlands. This bill…keeps our environment safe and our state moving forward.”HamesTracy HamesExecutive director, Wisconsin Wetlands Association“NO”Simplifying regulations“Wisconsin Wetlands Association is strongly supportive of policies that reduce red tape, promote well-planned economic development and protect our wetland resources. This bill achieves none of those goals.”Landowners affected“The bill (contains) exemptions for impacts to isolated wetlands within a half-mile radius of every city and village in Wisconsin and in all towns served by a sewerage system…as communities grow and expand, the areas exempt from wetland protection will grow, too.”Environmental impact“The bill…clears the way for the destruction of tens, possibly even hundreds, of thousands of acres of wetlands important for waterfowl, trout, furbearers, and many other species of fish and wildlife. The wetlands threatened are also critical for reducing floods, recharging groundwater and protecting water quality.” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

This brings up a strange way the city has of lumpi

first_imgThis brings up a strange way the city has of lumping neighborhoods together. For example, city officials usually speak of Beacon Hill and the Back Bay in one breath. It’s true they lie next to one another and sort of share a demographic. But life in these two neighborhoods is completely different.With long blocks, large buildings, back alleys and parking spaces in those alleys, Back Bay residents have more in common with the South End than with Beacon Hill. Beacon Hill, with its narrow streets, narrow sidewalks, trash out on those sidewalks twice a week and nowhere but the street for cars to park, is more like the North End than it is like the Back Bay.And then there’s Bernie. Say it isn’t so, Bernie. You don’t want some of us anymore. When you were in Boston in early April you and Senator Elizabeth Warren had a great rally. Then you dropped the bombshell: you “proposed a restructuring of the Democratic Party, one [that] would be made up of the working class, rather than the ‘liberal elite,’ ” the newspapers reported.Who do you think was there cheering you on in downtown Boston? A large percentage of the 1,600-plus college-educated crowd were members of that liberal elite.That reminds me of the years I spent long ago in the National Writers Union. As a member, I was also a non-paying member of the United Auto Workers. (Bernie, would that get me back in your good graces?) I liked the NWU. I participated in workshops and a writers’ group and made many friends who have had success with their writing. One member came up with the title of my first book. I demonstrated with the NWU in front of a Back Bay bookseller when that fearful chain decided not to carry Salmon Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses because of threats from the haters. The National Writers Union was a good organization.But I noticed something: some members seemed more interested in being in a union, especially one in which your job did not require you to shower off the grime at the end of every day, than they were in writing. They were incurable romantics in love with the labor movement, and the only way they could become part of that labor movement was to do it with writers.But back to Bernie. I wondered. Who is he referring to when he rejects the liberal elite? Is it people who live in Boston who have been to college? Is it National Writers Union members who actually write for a living? Isn’t he one of the members of the liberal elite?So many questions. So many prejudices. So much name calling. So much partitioning off everyone from everyone else.There is another insidious way of being left-out. The victims are those who can’t stay up late. How are we early-to-bedders going to enjoy Saturday Night Live and Stephen Colbert, which everyone is talking about? Why can’t these programs be on at 9 p.m. or even 10 p.m.? Record them, you say. Play them at other times. I know. I’m just complaining that they’re leaving lots of people out of that great communal feeling that we’re all laughing at the same time.Downtown View is a column by newspaperwoman Karen Cord Taylor who founded The Beacon Hill Times in 1995 and served as its editor and publisher until late 2007. She also founded and served as editor and publisher of the Charlestown Patriot-Bridge and The Back Bay Sun weeklies. Karen now works from her home in downtown Boston and blogs at BostonColumn.com. Please feel free to leave responses in the comments section below. Are you working hard? Paying attention? Being involved?Some people apparently believe you aren’t. You are not worthy of their attention. They are leaving you out.The Boston Water and Sewer Commission is one of the perpetrators. Its recent flyer listed the sites in each neighborhood to which Boston residents could go to meet a BWSC staff member and pay a bill or get answers to questions. The problem? There were no sites listed for the Downtown and Waterfront, Bay Village, Beacon Hill or the Back Bay. Do residents of those neighborhoods have no needs? You could probably traipse over to the North End branch library or Chinatown’s Benevolent Association on Tyler Street to do business with water and sewer, but still.*Advertisement*last_img read more

On Friday November 17th the Eliot School hosted ou

first_imgOn Friday November 17th the Eliot School hosted our 11th annual Thanksgiving Feast. Eliot families, faculty, students and community partners came together to share delicious family cooking and traditions. This day is a special way for our community to gather together and reflect on all that we are thankful for and wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and organization of our fabulous families and powerful partnerships.We want to give a huge “Shout Out” to our North End partners at the Golden Goose Market who so generously donated all of the tasty turkey to our feast.*Advertisement* We are so grateful for the North End community each and every day and we appreciate the generosity that allows for the continuation of this amazing annual tradition. Wishing everyone a joyous season of peace, health and happiness throughout the upcoming year.last_img read more

July 10th – Scanzonati Fuse of Italian Musica Le

first_imgJuly 10th – Scanzonati | Fuse of Italian Musica Leggera with jazz harmoniesJuly 17th – Marco Pignataro Jazz Quartet | Modern jazz with Latin, Mediterranean and folk influencesJuly 24th – Receita De Samba | The many flavors of Brazilian music in their purest form, with the finest bossa nova and sambaJuly 31st – Dirty Water Brass Band | Boston-based raucous street band with a style mix of eclectic, second line, soul, R&B, Motown, rock, and jazz*Advertisement* The North End Music & Performing Arts Center is excited to announce their upcoming Summer Concert Series 2018: ‘Jazz in the Park’ in collaboration with The Greenway Conservancy and the City of Boston. The series will feature four weeks of free, live outdoor concerts on Tuesday evenings, July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, and July 31st beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m.NEMPAC embraces inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism. This year —through jazz music and led by Artistic Director Stefano Marchese— the NEMPAC series welcomes the opportunity to share with audiences prestigious artists from all over the world. NEMPAC Summer Concert Series 2018 1 of 4 Stay tuned for more information about this event by following @nempacboston, including a Greenway food truck schedule, and rain plans. The rain location for all concerts is the Boston Public Market.For more information, call 617-227-2279 or visit www.nempacboston.org.last_img read more

Join the West End Museum on Saturday May 4 from 1

first_imgJoin the West End Museum on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for their free, public event: Jane’s Walk at The West End Museum. Jane’s Walk at The West End Museum invites visitors to see Jane Jacobs’ lecture at Boston College in which she discussed what happened to the West End under urban renewal and the injustices suffered by the neighborhood’s residents. The video will run on a loop throughout the day, and docents will guide visitors to areas of the Museum’s exhibits, “The Last Tenement” and “The Housing Act of 1949,” that relate to Jacobs’ ideas and principles.*Advertisement* A champion of the voices of everyday people, Jacobs became both a respected dissident and an idolized folk hero. A year after her death, friends and colleagues launched Jane’s Walk to honor her memory and legacy through citizen-led urban walking tours. In the 12 years since, Jane’s Walk has grown into a worldwide celebration.center_img Author, urbanist, and activist, Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) caused quite a stir in the field of city planning with her 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. In it, Jacobs asserts that the urban renewal projects of the 1950s destroyed the vibrancy of the very cities and neighborhoods they intended to revitalize. Many former residents, not to mention other experts, wholeheartedly agree with that assessment of the project that demolished Boston’s West End.last_img read more

For more information please visit Antonios link

first_imgFor more information please visit Antonio’s link @ http://www.onemissionbuzzoff.org/shavethefro3 One Mission Buzz Off is just like a walk or road race, participants raise money by asking family and friends to sponsor their participation.  The Nazzaro Center teenagers will be hosting a bake sale this Thursday, May 23rd from 3:30-6:00pm in the Nazzaro Lobby. *Advertisement*center_img Local teen, Antonio Romano, is participating in the One Mission Buzz Off. Buzz Off is an event where people come together to shave their heads in honor and support of kids with cancer. last_img read more

by  OShea Bowens

first_img by  O’Shea Bowens Page: 1 2This article originally appeared on www.businesscollective.com. MORE ON BlackEnterprise.com by  Tarra Jackson by  Roz A. Gee Featured Stories The Capital One Breach – Here’s What You Need to Know In the movie Baby Mama, Dax Shepard plays Carl, a quirky man who calls himself an “inventor-slash-entrepreneur.” When Carl meets Tina Fey’s character, he laments that he hasn’t yet hit a business home run: “I mean, when I saw the iPod the first time … I could have kicked myself.”[Related: The 3 Things That ‘Really’ Make Goals a Reality]The world is full of Carls. They think that billion-dollar ideas come from strokes of genius. But true entrepreneurs understand that the real value of an idea comes from its execution.When a great idea strikes, your first impulse is to leap into action. But if you’re thinking of building an app, you need to make sure your concept is sound and that you have the necessary resources to outsource its development or hire an in-house developer. Here are six questions you must ask before giving a project the green light:What Is Your Vision?Before hiring developers, make sure you have a specific vision for your business and concrete goals for the app. According to Richard Branson, experts advised the Virgin Group against expanding into other industries. The behemoth did it anyway, and has since started more than 400 companies. Branson himself is now worth $4.9 billion. How did he succeed? By developing a clear vision that enhanced people’s lives.I’ve met founders who want to make the next big something, but they don’t know what or why. That’s a huge red flag. Remember: a development team can bring your idea to life, but the vision must come from you.Do You Have the Funding?Whether you keep the work internal or outsource, app development is expensive. Developers’ salaries can range from $107,500 to $161,500, and hiring a development firm can be even more costly.TechCrunch found that the average iOS app costs $6,453 to build, but more complex or noteworthy apps can cost thousands more. Make sure you have the necessary capital upfront so you don’t run out of funds mid-project. Your funding must match your ambition. If you’re targeting a significant market, you need significant funds. If you don’t have them, focus your ambition on something achievable. Showcase an MVP that solves a real need for a small group. Then, use that to raise the funds for the next level of ambition.Who Is Your User Base, and Will They Be Interested?It’s critical to know everything about your target demographic before bringing in a development team. You need to understand the user’s journey and where and when he will engage with your app. Most of all, your app needs to enrich lives by solving a problem.What Does the Competition Look Like?Does your app fill a void, or are you diving into a saturated market? Will you be competing with a host of mediocre apps or dethroning a successful incumbent? Either way, you need to spend time with your competitors’ apps to determine how to differentiate your offering.(Continued on next page)Page: 1 2 Contributors Maryland Tech Company Pays It Forward To Local Small Businesses What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos Contributors Millennials, Are You On ‘FIRE’ to Retire? be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/6-questions-you-should-ask-yourself-before-developing-your-dream-app/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/6-questions-you-should-ask-yourself-before-developing-your-dream-app/last_img read more

Black Enterprise Magazines6 Facts Every Job Seeker

first_img Black Enterprise Magazines6 Facts Every Job Seeker Should Know About Job Hunting5 High Paying, Flexible, Part-Time Jobs for Pro… I glanced at the skills listed, and though they weren’t tech heavy, tech was definitely represented both in Coursera’s e-mail and on the LinkedIn Learning web page.Our tech editor, Samara Lynn, had recently sent me interesting information along these lines. Woo, a platform that connects employees that are passively–as opposed to actively–looking for a new employment opportunity, recently completed an analysis that examined the education of those who possess tech skills. The results may surprise you.According to the Woondex analysis:91.5% of tech pros from schools tier-two or lower had nine or more skills, such as Java, Angular.js, AI, etc.Only 8.5% of tech pros from top-tier schools had similar skill setsThe numbers were similar for candidates who had fewer skills:89% from the tier-two or lower-tier schools11% from the top-tier schoolsStudents, Take the Initiative! Although the Woo analysis compares top-tier schools with lower-tier, and gives lower-tier schools a higher grade, others say colleges just aren’t nimble enough to keep up, period–at least not in tech.“College is about getting liberal arts skills, the soft skills, the public speaking skills,” says Nathaniel J., our Silicon Valley-based tech editor. But as far as tech skills?“Professors aren’t in the field working and doing,” he says. “It’s rare for professors to be developing apps. Students cannot rely on the university to get the skills they need. Instead, they need to be proactive.”He recommends that students take advantage of coursework offered by platforms like Thinkful, which recently partnered with Black Enterprise and Nathaniel J. to offer a full scholarship to students interested in learning to become a full-stack developer.For more information about the BEtechThinkful scholarship, click here. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/online-courses-best-bet-learn-tech/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/online-courses-best-bet-learn-tech/ I recently received an e-mail from Coursera explaining the in-demand skills employers are looking for, and how Coursera could help me acquire them.Receiving the e-mail reminded me of the courses LinkedIn is now offering through LinkedIn Learning, its re-branded version of the Lynda.com courses. So, I Googled LinkedIn Learning and found a list of in-demand skills employers are looking for.You would think that it would be colleges providing a way for students to acquire such skills, but it’s organizations, like LinkedIn, Coursera, and others, are stepping in not only to identify the skill sets employers need in their new (and old) hires, but also to provide a cost-effective way for employees to learn those skills.Can Colleges Keep Up?last_img read more

Prepared by Peace TV Click on your preferred langu

first_imgPrepared by Peace TVClick on your preferred language to watch this week’s report: This week we cover: 1. True Mother’s Activities Victorious Return and 59th Anniversary of the Holy Wedding Inaugural session of the Strategic Conference of Cheonilguk LeadersStrategic Conference of Cheonilguk Leaders 2. World NewsHeavenly Messiah activities (Benin, Proclamation of 430 Blessings of Heavenly Tribal Messiahs / Taiwan, Heavenly Tribal Messiah Blessings / Heavenly Japan, Sub-region 1 of Japan: Gunma Seminar on Eternal Life)Peace Movement (New Zealand, Launch of IAPD / Korea-Japan Tunnel Research Group Invite Jim Rogers / Heavenly Korea: Hyo Jeong Forum Celebrates Hope Rally)Youth Activities (Brazil: GROW Group Celebrates Easter with Charity Event / ITALY-CARP: Testimony Activity / Delivery of Wonmo Pyeongae Scholarships in Colombia and Ivory Coast)FFWPU News (Sub-regions 4 and 5 of Korea: Special Leaders Conference / Office of External Relations: Reports from the Korean press) English     Spanish      French     Russian     Korean     Japaneselast_img read more

The Best Food Instagrams of the Week

first_img Welcome to our weekly series where we round up the most appetizing foodstagrams, droolworthy drinks, and cool insights into local #cheflife. Want to be featured? Use the hashtag #bosfeed—we’ll choose five favs every Friday.Now that we know scallion pancake doughnuts exist, our lives will never be the same. 2/10/2017, 9:38 a.m. A proper handful. Liège waffles and ice cream from Honeycomb Creamery are wintertime snack perfection. Print 000 By Jacqueline Cain· center_img Citrusy sippers and cookie dough on the beater? Requisite moves at Little Donkey. The Best Food Instagrams of the Week Wintertime snack perfection like savory doughnuts, citrusy sippers, and more. Not only was yesterday a snow day and National Pizza Day, it was also National Bagel Day! We have some makeup eating to do this weekend. Good thing Bagelsaurus is visiting Bar Mezzana. Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.*last_img read more

Experience Art at the Gardner Museums Neighborhood Nights

first_img 7/10/2017, 3:40 p.m. 000 Events Experience Art at the Gardner Museum’s Neighborhood Nights Make art, listen to live music, and watch stilt dancing while enjoying free admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. By Amber Miles· Printcenter_img Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum courtyard / Photo by Olga KhvanFor three Thursday nights at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum this summer, don’t just observe art—experience it. The museum will get to know its neighbors a bit better by inviting community members in for free admission and family-friendly activities during their annual Neighborhood Nights. Guests will be able to explore the galleries for free while also seeing free performances and crafting some of their own art. These family-friendly events take place in July and August, and don’t worry: Food trucks will be on-site to keep you fed. Here’s what you can expect.July 13Sounds of SummerAiming to inspire feelings of liberation and joy, this first night features a storytelling performance from Valerie Stephens and music from bassist Jeff Jones. In Calderwood Hall, families can get moving and stretch out with yoga led by Marlene Boyette. Community members can also create custom-made seed packets, complete with their own haiku (dust off those poetry skills) to bring home to plant. Food will be available from Jamaica Mi Hungry food truck.July 27Local WorldwideOn the second Neighborhood Night, participants can try their hand at making their own art in the Gardner Museum Studio. And there’s no shortage of music; the Greg Groover Jr. Quartet will perform jazz in Calderwood Hall, and participants can also hear the work of DJs Real P and Bad Lieutenant. On this night, food will come from Fresh Food Generation.August 10Block Party!The final Neighborhood Night will bring festivities out to Evan’s Way Park, where participants can watch Artist-in-Residence Laura Anderson Barbata perform with the Brooklyn Jumbies, a dance troupe that performs cultural elements of the African Diaspora, including stilt dancing. For this final night, the food truck in attendance will be Tenoch Mexican.The night will also incorporate a range of guest artists and performances: Hyde Square Task Force’s MIC, Grooversity, Kadence Arts, YouthBuild Boston’s Designery, and multimedia artist Elisa Hamilton.Free, July 13, July 27, and August 10, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, gardnermuseum.org.Intervention: Raphael Red, 2017. Photo © Frank Veronsky Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.*last_img read more

Seven Sustainable Design Firms That Will Help You Go Green

first_img By Rachel Kashdan· Print 9/21/2018, 4:24 p.m. 46047 Home Design Seven Sustainable Design Firms That Will Help You Go Green These local pros are devoted to dreaming up eco-friendly homes.center_img Design by ZeroEnergy Design. Photo by Eric RothZeroEnergy Design, BostonThis sustainable design firm takes a multidisciplinary approach to going green, combining diverse backgrounds in architecture, mechanical engineering, and finance. The result? Newly constructed and renovated homes that use at least 50 percent less energy than required by building codes. That means sustainability isn’t just an added bonus: It’s what drives their clean-lined, cutting-edge designs.156 Milk St., Boston, 617-720-5002, zeroenergy.com.Andrew Sidford Architects, NewburyportFrom custom designs to historical renovations, minimizing the environmental impact of homes is the name of the game at Andrew Sidford Architects. Back in 2006, the group was the first architectural firm to join 1% For the Planet, an organization whose members promise to direct one percent of their profits towards green causes.44 Merrimac St., Newburyport, 978-462-1657, asidfordarchitects.com.Saltonstall Architects, MarionSince 1980, this second-generation firm has combined New England sensibility with innovative technology to create sustainable buildings. One example? A traditional farmhouse and barn in Westwood, complete with a solar array, super insulation, and ground-source heat pumps.380 Wareham St., Marion, 508-748-1043, saltonstallarchitects.com.Design by A3 Architects. Photo by Dan CutronaA3 Architects, DennisSpecializing in net-zero energy and passive-house projects, insulation strategies, efficient heating and cooling systems, and renewable energy strategies, this Dennis-based firm is committed to designing a greener future for the Cape and beyond. LEED accredited principal Alison Alessi, a Certified Passive House Consultant, also serves on the board of Self-Reliance, a Cape Cod-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting sustainability.831 Main St., Dennis, 508-694-7887, a3architectsinc.com.Flavin Architects, BostonThe Flavin team calls their approach “natural modernism”—meaning their buildings are seamlessly integrated with their surroundings. Whether creating a Vermont getaway that’s passively heated by the sun or a stone house tucked into a granite ledge in Weston, the firm strives to minimize its environmental impact by using eco-friendly materials, as well as energy- and water-conserving technologies.175 Portland St., Boston, 617-227-6717, flavinarchitects.com.Design by Reverse Architecture. Photo by Brian Vanden BrinkReverse Architecture, SomervilleReverse Architecture draws its name from “reverse engineering,” and that’s exactly how the firm designs its projects. The team analyzes a number of specific factors, including client needs and the ecology of the site, to come up with a sustainable design solution. Here, architectural and interior services run the gamut from passive-house design and certification to energy-efficient retrofit design, energy modeling, furniture design, and more.561 Windsor St., Somerville, 617-440-3622, reversearchitecture.com.Jill Neubauer Architects, FalmouthAs U.S. Green Building Council members, Neubauer’s team designs cottages, homes, barns, and even tented “glamp” getaways using non-toxic materials and energy saving technologies such as solar-powered hot water heating, solar electricity, and geothermal heating and cooling. Neubauer is also a founding member of Cape & Islands Green, a group of 72 area businesses that are committed to such environmentally-sound practices as saving energy and cutting down on waste.15 Depot Ave., Falmouth, 508-548-0909, jnarchitects.com. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. last_img read more