Great photographs from The Great War

first_imgTwitter NewsGreat photographs from The Great WarBy Rose Rushe – June 17, 2015 1224 Previous article€100 million investment for Vistakon in PlasseyNext articleFilm Trilogy’s last shoot for July Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Facebook WhatsApp Printcenter_img Ypres WW1 Battlefield Cavalry transporting artillery shells through muddy terrainAN exhibition by pioneering Irish photographer Fr Francis Browne depicting the lives of soldiers on battlefields of the First World War will be launched by Kevin Myers at Hunt Museum on Thursday, July 9, 6pm.This will be followed on Friday July 10 at 1pm by Myers, authority on WWI, giving a talk on ‘Fr Browne, Limerick and Ireland’s Great War’. No. 69 O’Connell Street is venue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking of the priest who took the last photographs on board Titanic and later served as army chaplain, winning the Military Cross with the Irish Guards, Myers said that he “came from a Cork merchant family, longstanding grandees who had lots of money. This enabled them to spend a fortune on photographs and photography collections, which was a very expensive business then”.Fr Francis Browne was awarded the Military Cross while army chaplain“Fr Browne had the most uncanny eye and he was a genius behind the camera. He had a wonderful sense of life, sense of perspective and his work looks as if he had been painting”.“He was an Irish man, a warrior, a Jesuit and much loved by his men. His other great ability was to conjure a work of art out of nothing”.Upwards of 5,000 photographs have survived; some 38 will exhibit in Limerick, in collaboration with Cavan County Museum. Email Linkedin Advertisementlast_img read more

Andersen rivals refuse to follow cash lure tactics

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Top consultancy firms say they have no plans to match the £10,000 golden handshake Andersen Consulting is offering graduate recruits.Andersen has raised the stakes in an already fiercely competitive graduate recruitment market by announcing the bonus for new analysts starting in September on top of a £28,000 salary.But HR professionals at rivals Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche Consulting, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, said they do not expect such sizeable payments to become the norm, even for the cream of graduates.Denise Collis, HR partner at Ernst & Young, said research showed fewer than one in 10 graduates regard a lump sum on joining their new employer as one of their top three priorities.CBI director of HR policy, Susan Anderson, is equally sceptical. “I do not see this spreading to other companies,” she said.KPMG and Ernst & Young each offer introductory bonuses of £3,000 and £1,000 respectively, while PricewaterhouseCoopers offers a “settling in” payment of £1,000. All three ruled out any possibility of following Andersen’s lead.Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, said he failed to see the need to pay graduates such large lump sums.He said, “Companies could perhaps consider widening their recruitment strategy and try other methods.“They could try getting candidates from other institutions – and they don’t just have to get people who are 21 years of age.Andersen’s new recruits will receive £10,000 in two instalments which must be paid back on a pro rata basis if they leave within two years.An Engineering Employers’ Federation survey shows that the average starting salary for graduates in engineering and manufacturing firms is £16, 753.By Richard Staines Andersen rivals refuse to follow cash lure tacticsOn 5 Sep 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Joelene Ranby, programme coordinator, Resolution Retreats

first_imgHaving been recognised as one of the leading hospitality providers in New Zealand by the World Spa Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with Joelene Ranby, programme coordinator with Resolution Retreats, about the prestigious honour – Advertisement –last_img

Retirement marks end of era, poses significant challenges for successor

first_imgMany with their ear to the USC administration have been speculating for a few years now that President Steven B. Sample would be stepping down, but Monday’s announcement that he will be retiring in August was a bombshell nonetheless.Sample’s retirement will mark the end of an era in which USC has evolved into a leading research university, and raises serious questions about the university’s future — chief among them whether Sample’s successor can maintain the level of success he established in his time as president.Words of wisdom · President Steven B. Sample has taught a highly selective leadership course with management expert Warren Bemis. – Photo courtesy of USCOver the last two decades, Sample has had awide-ranging effect on the university. He has catapulted its academic standards, expanded its outreach into the community and made it a destination for students in dozens of states and dozens of countries.And Sample’s prolific fundraising efforts have enabled the significant capital improvements that give USC’s campus a vastly different face from that of 20 years ago.The impact of many of Sample’s accomplishments may not be clear for years. But after nearly two decades, his influence is felt in nearly every aspect of university life, and his retirement will leave a gaping hole in the president’s office.Sample’s announcement was hardly shocking. His Parkinson’s disease has grown worse in recent years; at one event in Washington, DC last spring, the president’s hand shook violently at times, although his voice remained sturdy during a speech to alumni. The university also announced that Sample would not be teaching his popular leadership class this year, claiming it was retooling the curriculum.Sample said the disease was not a major factor in his decision to step down from his post, according to the Los Angeles Times. Instead, he said, he wanted to step down while he was ahead.Whatever the reason, replacing a president like Sample will be no small task for the university. The Board of Trustees will likely approach leading university figures across the country and even look internationally in its effort to find a successor by May.But there are signs that USC may be looking within its own ranks. Although it is uncommon for major schools to promote a president from within, recent signs have pointed to Executive Vice President and Provost C.L. Max Nikias as a likely option.Earlier this year, the university bumped Nikias’ title from provost to executive vice president. Board of Trustees Chairman Edward P. Roski Jr. also confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Nikias was a contender for the position.Either way, the next president will face a number of challenges in continuing the streak of success Sample established.Sample’s successor will take over at a time when the university’s finances have taken a hit. The school is still in a hiring freeze, and its endowment has lost about $1.2 billion over the last year. The financial challenges have also affected the school’s ability to offer financial aid and its ability to expand.If the USC of today looks fundamentally different than the one Sample inherited in 1991, then his successor will be facing a school that hardly resembles the USC of just five years ago.Perhaps most significantly, the next president will be taking over at a key moment in the development of the university’s Master Plan, a framework for expanding the University Park Campus over the next few decades.The proposed changes to student housing around campus, including creating 7,600 beds in the North University Park, could completely alter the look and feel of USC in the coming years and have a substantial impact on those that live in the neighborhood.Sample made cooperation with the community a key aspect of his tenure, and his successor will have to grapple with the task of balancing the school’s physical growth and the changing nature of the Figueroa Corridor with the increasingly tenuous relationship with its neighbors.As the board begins the search for a successor who can handle the complex task of managing a university with USC’s size, many are hoping Sample will continue to be a presence at the university and plan to use the rest of the year to bid farewell to the man who brought USC into the 21st century.last_img read more

USC Topping Fund team hires temporary adviser

first_imgBrie Ortega has been hired as a temporary adviser to Norman Topping Student Aid Fund scholars.NTSAF Governing Board Chair Sierra Williams announced the addition of Ortega to the Fund in a letter to scholars and Governing Board members late last month.Ortega’s hiring comes after Christina Yokoyama’s termination as program director in February.  Provost Michael Quick announced then the removal of the NTSAF program director position as a part of an effort to restructure the program. Yokoyama served as director for 11 years, supporting first-generation, low-income and underrepresented USC students in the program.Many scholars and former Governing Board Chairs opposed the decision to remove her position.“The NTSAF is a student-funded, student-administered and student-led initiative, yet the decision to reorganize was devoid of any student voice,” the NTSAF Governing Board chairs wrote in a letter published in the Daily Trojan in early January. “We are requesting a reversal on the decision to remove the program director position, and that senior administration begins to work collaboratively with instead of against the governing board.”Ortega received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from UC Berkeley and attended UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, where she received her master’s degree in social welfare. Her official first day at NTSAF was May 29. “After [Yokoyama’s] removal, a lot of students were complaining about the lack of support or the lack of full-time staff in the office,” Williams said. “In order to make up for that lack of social support . . . they hired [Ortega] so that students can have another person to talk to aside from the associate director as well as Dr. Andrea Hodge, who is the vice provost of undergraduate programs.”last_img read more