Recyclable exhibition and display systems launched

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Creative director Tim Sidaway said This provides a real alternative to conventional systems currently in the marketplace. We hope all our clients will adopt the recyclable displays where practical and we expect our many conservation and environmental clients will be the first to ask us to design their next exhibition boards using the honeycomb system.He said the material was originally developed in aircraft manufacture for its strength and light weight. The price, generally speaking, is pretty good, said Sidaway. It compares very favourably on smaller stands, but can work out considerably cheaper on the bigger stands. Not-for-profit sector communications consultancy Cottier & Sidaway has launched a totally recyclable exhibition and display system.Made of 100 per cent recycled materials the system is made from a honeycomb structure sandwiched between the display surfaces. The boards can be printed with your own design and logo and can be cut to almost any shape and size. They fold into a honeycomb box for travel and storage and can be recycled when you’ve finished with them.The boards come in free-standing designs or for use with a variety of weighted bases. The material also lends itself to signs, lightweight tables and chairs and shelving, plus it will take velcro loops and boards can be made fire-retardant. Advertisement Recyclable exhibition and display systems launched Tagged with: Eventscenter_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 November 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Presidential Public Service Fellows tackle big issues

first_imgCombating pregnancy discrimination. Reducing racial disparities in obesity rates. Working on the front lines of the opiate epidemic. These are a few of the experiences undertaken by Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Fellows this past summer.Launched with the aid of an anonymous gift in 2011, the fellowship program provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students in the middle of their studies to pursue summer work experiences in government and community service, non-governmental organization and nonprofit work, and innovative projects that serve the common good.“Students across the University are eager to examine the meaning and purpose of their lives as they determine where to direct their talents,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “The Presidential Public Service Fellowships create opportunities to put theory into practice and to connect policy with on-the-ground issues, and it is always so interesting to learn about the causes that matter most to our fellows.”The fellowship funds assure recipients of summer earnings while they pursue their passions. Ola Friday, a doctoral candidate in education leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, was looking for a way to build on her prior policy experience. Having worked in a third-party agency in partnership with private and public early education providers, she thought working at the state executive office would give her new insights on how best to bring about meaningful change in the field. Friday spent the summer working with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education, identifying ways that the state’s early intervention and home-visiting systems could work together to have more impact on families.“I was surprised that I enjoyed working on the executive level,” she said. “I don’t consider myself to be a political person, and that office is very political, but it’s also very involved with agencies and helping to drive the agenda of early education. The experience challenged my thinking and challenged how I approach analysis of educational systems.”Damon Clark is a member of the Navajo Tribe, and spent last summer working in the White House. He is seen at Matthews Hall with the Native American Plaque. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerDahianna Lopez, a doctoral candidate in health policy at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, had spent time researching the opioid epidemic, and says the public service fellowship “allowed me to bridge the divide between research and practice.”Lopez spent the summer working with Brockton Hospital and other stakeholders in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, mapping locations of opioid overdoses so that policy makers knew where overdoses are most likely to happen and could take steps to make the antidote to heroin overdoses (Narcan) more readily available.“As researchers, we tend to theoretically analyze problems, but we don’t really get to see the people who are affected,” she said. “The experience empowered me to believe that I can make a difference.”For Damon Clark, a Cabot House junior who grew up on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico, the fellowship offered the opportunity to pursue his dream of working for Native American youths. Last summer, he served the White House as an intern in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs & Public Engagement, working on Generation Indigenous, planning an event that brought together Native youths from around the country.“For me, it was a way to work on a project that had big impact,” he said. “Every day was a great day.”The deadline to apply for the 2016 Presidential Public Service Fellowship is Feb. 8. For more information, visit the fellowship website.last_img read more

Phil Neville, Butt await fate

first_imgPhil Neville and Nicky Butt are expecting to learn if they have futures at Manchester United in the coming weeks. Press Association The former long-serving players were both involved in the coaching set-up last season but are unsure if they will be asked to continue under new manager Louis van Gaal. Van Gaal is due to take charge at Old Trafford next week after completing duties with Holland at the World Cup this weekend. “I thoroughly enjoyed my 12 months in coaching. It is something I really want to do and it will be something I do in the future.” Butt, 39, worked as assistant to Warren Joyce with the under-21 side and managed the under-19s in the UEFA Youth League. The under-19 role will not be available next season as the Youth League mirrors the Champions League, which the United senior side have failed to qualify for. Butt said: “It is a bit unstable at the minute because the manager has not been with us. “He has had bigger things on his mind with Holland but hopefully over the next couple of weeks he will be in training and we will sit down and discuss what role, if any, I have got. “If I have, then great. If not, I’ve had a fantastic time. “I am back in training now but if there is not a job for me there is no point staying. “They want me there, and I want to be there but it has got to be for a purpose. The only one that can make that decision is obviously the manager and the owners.” Despite that uncertainty, Butt feels United have much to look forward to under a manager who impressed in guiding Holland to the World Cup semi-finals. He said: “It is an exciting time. I think everyone will be pleased when he finally arrives and takes his first training session and starts drilling our players like he did with the Dutch lads, because he got some great results out of them.” Neville and Butt were speaking at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium, where they will both feature in a friendly between the ‘Class of 92 and Friends’ against Salford City FC on August 7. The pair, along with Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, invested in non-League Salford earlier this year. Neville, 37, ended his playing career at Everton but returned to United last season as a member of David Moyes’ backroom staff. He continued after Moyes was sacked in April but his position has remained uncertain since. Neville told Press Association Sport: “I am still at United, I think my future will be resolved in the next five days. “I am speaking to the chief executive in the next five days and it will all be sorted. “It might be the case that I might have to go and pursue other areas for next season. That is football. “But I think I will always be involved in some capacity at Man Utd. Once you are a part of Manchester United you are part of it for life. “I came back into football 12 months because David Moyes asked me to come back. “I probably wouldn’t have come into coaching if it hadn’t been for the fact I was working for David Moyes at Manchester United. The opportunity was too good to turn down. last_img read more

Tennis News Naomi Osaka Keeps Title Defence On Track, Rafael Nadal Progresses In US Open 2019

first_imgRafael Nadal had three days of rest before his clash.Coco Gauff became the youngest after Anna Kournikova to enter the third round.Naomi Osaka is the current defending champion. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img New York: Defending champion Naomi Osaka consoled a tearful Coco Gauff after a crushing US Open victory in a showdown billed as “the future of women’s tennis” while Rafael Nadal cruised into the last 16. World number one Osaka overpowered 15-year-old Gauff 6-3, 6-0 in 65 minutes to keep her title defense on track before sharing a warm embrace with an opponent overwhelmed by the occasion in the New York spotlight.  The emotional clash was followed by tearful on-court interviews, Osaka asking Gauff to join her with the microphone as they met at the net.  “It was kind of instinctive because when I shook her hand, I saw that she was kind of tearing up a little. Then it reminded me how young she was,” Osaka said. “I wanted her to have her head high, not walk off the court sad. I want her to, like, be aware that she’s accomplished so much and she’s still so young.”   Osaka said the match was one of her best since winning the Australian Open title.  “This is the most focused I’ve been since Australia,” Osaka said, telling Gauff: “Sorry for playing you in this mentality.”   The primetime third-round clash at Arthur Ashe Stadium pitted 21-year-old Japanese star Osaka against the American, who made a fourth-round Wimbledon run on her Grand Slam debut. Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, called it “the future of women’s tennis”, while Novak Djokovic labelled Gauff “a new superstar”.  But Gauff, the youngest player through to the third round here since Anna Kournikova in 1996, struggled in her first match under the lights on Ashe.  “She (Osaka) did amazing and I am going to learn a lot from this match,” Gauff said. “She’s the number one player in the world right now, so I know what I need to do to get to that level.” Osaka next faces Swiss 13th seed Belinda Bencic, who was handed a walkover when Anett Kontaveit withdrew due to illness.  Zverev, Andreescu win  Three-time champion Nadal returned from an extended rest to dispose of 170th-ranked South Korean qualifier Chung Hyeon 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, having benefited from three days off after a walkover. The Spanish second seed will meet 2014 champion Marin Cilic for a place in the quarter-finals.  “I’m happy to be in the fourth round for one more time. It was a good match,” said Nadal, who quit with injury against Juan Martin del Potro during last year’s semi-final.  “I’m trying to play a little bit more aggressive and a little bit less than before. It’s true last year I had some tough matches. You never know what’s better or worse,” he said of his serene progress this week.Cilic, the 22nd seed and 2017 Wimbledon finalist, took out top US hope John Isner in four tight sets.  “I’ve played quite a few times with Rafa. When you play these top guys you have to come up with your great tennis,” said Cilic. Sixth seed Alexander Zverev made it to the second week in New York for the first time after fighting past Aljaz Bedene 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 7-6 (7/3). Andrey Rublev, a 2017 quarter-finalist, beat Nick Kyrgios in three entertaining sets while 13th seed Gael Monfils is the highest-ranked player left in that quarter of the draw after he outlasted Denis Shapovalov in five sets. Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, seeded 15th, brushed past two-time US Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4 to extend her best Grand Slam run.  The 19-year-old, a winner at Toronto and Indian Wells this season, improved to 30-4 for the year despite missing much of the clay and grass portion with a shoulder injury.  “I think everything is just clicking with me,” said Andreescu, who had never gone beyond round two at a major prior to this tournament. “I’ve been through a lot with injuries and have just taken everything I’ve learned from the past couple of years and brought it into this year.”   American qualifier Taylor Townsend continued her surprise run after reaching the last 16 for the first time at a Slam. Townsend, ranked 116th, followed up her shock win over reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep by beating another Romanian, Sorana Cirstea, 7-5, 6-2.last_img read more