Place values – Carfin http://carfin.org.uk/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 00:10:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carfin.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-41-150x150.png Place values – Carfin http://carfin.org.uk/ 32 32 GROW YOUR WORLD HERE – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REGINA LAUNCHES THE CITY’S FIRST-EVER LOCAL BRAND STRATEGY https://carfin.org.uk/grow-your-world-here-economic-development-regina-launches-the-citys-first-ever-local-brand-strategy/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 22:30:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/grow-your-world-here-economic-development-regina-launches-the-citys-first-ever-local-brand-strategy/ REGINA, Sask., June 28, 2022 /CNW/ – Economic Development Regina (EDR) has launched from Regina First Place Brand Strategy to create a shared, compelling and forward-looking story about the city. Regina is a place of economic opportunity and prosperity with a high quality of life, and the new place brand will position the city as […]]]>

REGINA, Sask., June 28, 2022 /CNW/ – Economic Development Regina (EDR) has launched from Regina First Place Brand Strategy to create a shared, compelling and forward-looking story about the city. Regina is a place of economic opportunity and prosperity with a high quality of life, and the new place brand will position the city as a globally competitive and desirable location.

Regina has a unique and compelling story to tell the world,” the mayor said. Sandra Masters. “Our city is a place where people, businesses and ideas can grow and prosper. The future of Regina is extremely bright and the local possibilities are endless.”

The result of extensive consultation with business and community leaders, the Place brand was developed by Reginafor Regina. More than just a logo or campaign, the Brand Place will provide creative partners and assets and a strategy to tell a unified story.

from Regina Place Brand is about creating a simple, shared narrative about our city that we can all talk to,” President and CEO of EDR Chris Lane said. “Across our economy, whether it’s entrepreneurship, investment attraction, tourism or community pride, an authentic and shared history is essential to the growth of our city and our economy.”

from Regina Brand Promise, Expand your world heretalk about the opportunity Regina offers residents, investors, businesses, students and visitors. It is supported by three visible and demonstrable brand pillars:

  • The Heart of the New Prairie Economy: Regina has always played a key role in the agricultural and food sector. Looking to the future, through innovation and technology, we will seize the opportunity to become a global power.

  • Developing next-generation energy: With one of the fastest growing populations Canada, Regina is a place of energy, enthusiasm, community values ​​and living together on earth. Our young and vibrant population is fueled by a vibrant Indigenous population and an increasingly diverse newcomer community.

  • Home of makers and processors: Regina has always been a place for talented people who make bold moves and take big risks. This same spirit and energy is evident in entrepreneurs and changemakers who call Regina residence.

From now and in the months to come, EDR will lead the implementation of the place brand by involving partner organizations and sharing strategy and creative assets. EDR will also start working on several marketing campaigns to ensure that the citizens of Regina see the brand in their community and take from Regina story of opportunities for others through Canada and around the world.

Learn more about from Regina Place the mark at www.HomeGrownRegina.com.

About Regina Economic Development
EDR is the lead agency for the economic development of the Greater Regina Region. We are a not-for-profit, public-private partnership governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with the City of Regina as its sole shareholder. EDR has a special role as a strategist and activator in our community. We connect people with opportunity – improving the quality of life and prosperity of citizens.

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Keller wins a spot on a Saudi mega project https://carfin.org.uk/keller-wins-a-spot-on-a-saudi-mega-project/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:09:53 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/keller-wins-a-spot-on-a-saudi-mega-project/ “The Line” is a 170 km long megalopolis It is one of the few geotechnical contractors to have been selected to undertake work on the project under a framework agreement. The first element of the Neom project is “The Line”, a 170 km long “mega-city” starting in the west in the Gulf of Aqaba, continuing […]]]>
“The Line” is a 170 km long megalopolis

It is one of the few geotechnical contractors to have been selected to undertake work on the project under a framework agreement. The first element of the Neom project is “The Line”, a 170 km long “mega-city” starting in the west in the Gulf of Aqaba, continuing through the Sharma Valley and ending at the international airport of Neom in the upper valley region.

The Line is subdivided into approximately 135 modules each comprising 8 buildings founded on large diameter bored piles. Keller has signed a framework agreement for the project and is mobilizing for a first advance work order on part of Module 40. The works have an expected value to Keller of approximately £50 million and are expected to be completed within the next twelve months.

Other work orders should be awarded later in the year on the following modules. “We have a long-standing presence in Saudi Arabia and are delighted to have been invited to participate in Neom, a world-class construction project,” Keller said. “Following the signing of the framework agreement, Keller is very well placed to participate in future geotechnical works, with the potential to generate contract revenues of several hundred million pounds in the years to come.”

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The company said it was trading as expected in the first half of the year and the board’s expectations for the full year remained unchanged. He expects 2022 to be a year of growth, with full-year performance having the usual second-half weighting and reflecting the usual increase in business momentum as the year progresses. It said its record order book continues to strengthen in terms of volume and quality and is expected to reach around £1.5 billion in the half.

Keller Group CEO Michael Speakman said: “Our delivery in line with our expectations in the first half of the year and the group’s record and growing order book of £1.5 billion gives us confidence in our performance in the second half and in achieving our expectations for the year as a whole. Our involvement in the prestigious Neom project, as well as a number of recent infrastructure and LNG contracts, demonstrates the diversity and inherent resilience of the group through the macroeconomic cycle. The underlying strength of the Group’s performance gives confidence in our longer-term outlook and is reflected in the Board’s decision to relaunch the progressive dividend policy with a 5% increase in the interim dividend for the first half 2022.”

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‘A wild place for a wild thing’ – New statue inspired by Irish folklore unveiled in County Clare https://carfin.org.uk/a-wild-place-for-a-wild-thing-new-statue-inspired-by-irish-folklore-unveiled-in-county-clare/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 14:12:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/a-wild-place-for-a-wild-thing-new-statue-inspired-by-irish-folklore-unveiled-in-county-clare/ A ‘magnificent’ statue inspired by Irish folk figure An Puca and the region’s equine heritage has been unveiled in North Co Clare. The Puca statue, which was commissioned by Clare County Council in 2021 and made by Kilkenny artist Aidan Harte, was originally due to be placed in Ennistymon, Co Clare. But after some locals […]]]>

A ‘magnificent’ statue inspired by Irish folk figure An Puca and the region’s equine heritage has been unveiled in North Co Clare.

The Puca statue, which was commissioned by Clare County Council in 2021 and made by Kilkenny artist Aidan Harte, was originally due to be placed in Ennistymon, Co Clare.

But after some locals objected to a two-meter-tall bronze artwork because of its appearance after a priest denounced it during Sunday mass, the statue was unveiled in a new location.

The Michael Cusack Center is located in Carron, in an area historically named “Poll a Phuca” in Irish, which translates to “Lair of the Puca”.

This was chosen as the venue for the artwork following an expression of interest process held earlier this year and managed by Clare County Council.

Now located in the Thatched Cottage Exhibition Center near Burren National Park, the statue is expected to be a “significant attraction” for visitors, Clare County Council has said.

Chairman of the Michael Cusack Center Board of Trustees, Donal O hAinifein, said, “We are delighted to have been selected to host the Puca.

“We are thrilled to have Puca’s fantastic artwork coming home.

“The Michael Cusack Center is the most appropriate setting for this magnificent figure.”

Mr. O hainifein confirmed that there are advanced plans to develop an annual event celebrating the Puca.

“The annual Samhain/Puca Storytelling Festival on November 1 will celebrate the folklore around Puca with a program of events ranging from academic art to children’s art,” he said.

The inaugural event will be held later this year and will also coincide with the 175th anniversary of the birth of Michael Cusack in Carron, who is the founder of the GAA (the Gaelic Athletic Association).

Leonard Cleary, director of rural development for Clare County Council, described the Michael Cusack Center as “a suitable home for the Puca and will add value to both the facility and the community-run tourist attraction. “.

Artist Aidan Harte during the unveiling at the Michael Cusack Center in Carron, Co Clare (Arthur Ellis/PA)

Statue creator Aidan Harte said: ‘I want to thank the people of Carron and the Burren for hosting this scallywag.

“I couldn’t choose a better backdrop.

“The Puca has come home.

“A wild place for a wild thing.”

Mr Harte described the Puca as one of the great characters of Irish folklore.

“Douglas Hyde, Ireland’s first president, described ‘a terrible steed’ carrying mortals to fairyland on his back,” he said.

“Surprise him in a good mood, Hyde said, and the Puca tells fortunes and grants wishes.

“People who have never heard these stories want to know if the Puca is good or bad. He is neither.

“Like the rest of us, he’s inconsistent.”

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Ita Buttrose puts Chris Kenny in his place as Sky News’ ABC doco draws blanks | Amanda Meade https://carfin.org.uk/ita-buttrose-puts-chris-kenny-in-his-place-as-sky-news-abc-doco-draws-blanks-amanda-meade/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 03:31:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/ita-buttrose-puts-chris-kenny-in-his-place-as-sky-news-abc-doco-draws-blanks-amanda-meade/ Ita Buttrose singled out Sky News presenter Chris Kenny during her speech to Andrew Olle last week, chastising him for saying she was too old when she was named 77-year-old ABC president years, in 2019. “I know a bit about career hurdles,” Buttrose said of looking at Kenny, who was on the Sky News table […]]]>

Ita Buttrose singled out Sky News presenter Chris Kenny during her speech to Andrew Olle last week, chastising him for saying she was too old when she was named 77-year-old ABC president years, in 2019.

“I know a bit about career hurdles,” Buttrose said of looking at Kenny, who was on the Sky News table on the ABC feature. “There was always a reason for someone to say no. I was either too young or too old. When I was made president of the ABC, too old. Thank you Chris Kenny.

Kenny, associate editor of The Australian and avowed ABC critic, showed up at the black tie event at Sydney’s Ivy and told anyone who would listen that he was desperate for someone an ABC to talk to him for his Sky News ‘documentary’ about the ABC to mark his 90th birthday. As he said on his show this week, it’s easy to get criticism from the ‘ABC on his show, but he can’t find any Aunt supporters willing to talk to him.

Everyone from Buttrose and managing director David Anderson to former ABC staffers Jonathan Holmes (Media Watch) and Jon Faine (ABC Melbourne Radio) said “thanks, but no thanks” to Kenny’s producer approaches. As Faine wrote in the Sunday Age: “I don’t think it’s possible for Chris Kenny to present a balanced assessment of the ABC.”

Undeterred by the rejection, Kenny approached the 80-year-old at his table after her lengthy speech and engaged her in conversation. Failing to win over anyone inside, Kenny had a Sky News film crew waiting for him outside the venue and he attempted to cuddle the guests as they left. Broadcasters Patricia Karvelas and Annabel Crabb waved him off, but Anderson and Insiders host David Speers briefly stopped to answer predictable questions about alleged ABC bias.

It’s good to know that Kenny hasn’t lost any of his door-to-door style from his days as a reporter at Nine’s A Current Affair.

Meanwhile, a group of staff members themselves caused a stir, taking the opportunity to express their dismay at plans to restructure the Archives Division, holding up protest signs just yards from Anderson and its management team.

All sizzle, no sausage

On Wednesday, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance hosted a barbecue at the ABC of Ultimo to encourage union members and non-members to come talk about salary negotiations. To encourage turnout, union organizers announced that a sizzling “democratic sausage” would be provided on the Dot Strong terrace. Only the barbecue didn’t light up, despite repeated attempts, and ABC staff ended up with a sad piece of bread and no sausage.

Flame out: the sizzle of sausage that wasn’t. Photography: Amanda Meade

wishful thinking

Australian Financial Review Senior Correspondent Aaron Patrick launched his new book on Thursday evening, at Bar Lume under Nine Entertainment’s North Sydney headquarters. Patrick’s invitations read “Please join Malcolm Turnbull at the official launch of Aaron Patrick’s new book, Ego: Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party’s Civil War.” At least one journalist, Nick Tabakoff of The Australian, took the invitation at face value writing, “And let’s just say the person Patrick recruited to launch the book is a surprise, to say the least.”

For the weekly beast.  Invitation to Aaron Patrick's book launch.  Sidney.  Australia.
The invitation to Aaron Patrick’s book launch. Photography: Amanda Meade

“Who would have thought that Turnbull himself would want to launch a book whose central thesis is that the ex-Prime Minister played a central role in the destruction of the Morrison government? Either Patrick is an irrational optimist or he pulled off the book launch stunt of the year.

Well, neither. If you look closely at the invite, you can see an asterisk next to Turnbull* and small print *TBC. Patrick, who is well-connected to the right of the Liberal Party, considers Turnbull a ‘centre-left impostor and opportunist’ and was fired when he asked the former Wentworth MP to check his book.

We can confirm that Turnbull was not present, as he was giving a speech in Paris, but he was annoyed by the publicity stunt and complained to the editor. His son, Alex Turnbull, who had a run-in with Patrick over the book itself, said: “The only people who will buy this book are people who intend to sue for defamation.

false flag

One would think that a publication entitled TheDailyAus might recognize the Aboriginal flag, but the ‘social media first’ website mistakenly Photoshopped a German flag into a photo of the Sydney Harbor Bridge to illustrate the New South Wales government’s plans for the aboriginal flag will have a permanent place by the end of the year.

It was almost certainly a coincidence that editor-in-chief Billi FitzSimons made an announcement for a fact-checker the very next day, posting on LinkedIn that she wanted “someone with meticulous attention to detail who can vet sources critically”. The German flag, which also has the colors yellow, red and black, was quickly replaced by the correct one.

Youth site TheDailyAus mixes up its flags, with a model of the German flag.
Youth site TheDailyAus mixes up its flags, with a model of the German flag. Photography: TheDailyAus

Climate of change

Sophie McNeill and Mark Davis rose to the top of their profession as journalists, winning numerous awards for the ABC and SBS, before stepping away to pursue different careers.

Davis, a former Gold Walkley winner and SBS Dateline host, now works as a lawyer, defending climate activists, among others.

McNeill, who left Four Corners to join Human Rights Watch as an Australian researcher, recently teamed up with Davis to help protesters, who have faced stiff penalties.

McNeill: “Climate protesters are increasingly and disproportionately subject to vindictive legal action by Australian authorities who restrict the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression.” Davis, who also successfully represented Friendlyjordies producer Kristo Langker when he was accused of harassing John Barilaro, is representing climate activists for reduced fees.

Channel 10 defends Lisa Wilkinson

Channel 10 has defended its star host Lisa Wilkinson after widespread criticism over her Logies acceptance speech.

On Thursday, the ACT Supreme Court delayed the trial of Bruce Lehrmann for the alleged sexual assault of Brittany Higgins due to public comments about the case.

But Ten says the reporting of Wilkinson’s comments was inaccurate and unfair: “This reporting is now causing significant harm, and we are calling on these organizations to stop this harassment to give Lisa the best opportunity to testify in court and allow to the trial to move forward in a fair and timely manner.

“We are closely monitoring all coverage of this issue and Lisa and Network 10 reserve their rights in respect of any future defamation claims.

“Network 10 continues to fully support Lisa in her continued and total commitment to doing the right thing as a witness at trial.”

The case will now be heard from October 4, for a trial of four to six weeks. Lehrmann denies any form of sexual activity in early 2019 and pleads not guilty.

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Montana Outdoor Fund protects the last best place https://carfin.org.uk/montana-outdoor-fund-protects-the-last-best-place/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 23:07:01 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/montana-outdoor-fund-protects-the-last-best-place/ Many Montana businesses and the jobs they bring would not exist if it weren’t for wide open spaces, high-quality access to public lands, and the conservation efforts of previous generations to keep our lands nearly intact. . If our businesses have collectively learned anything from our combined decades of experience building outdoor businesses, it’s that […]]]>

Many Montana businesses and the jobs they bring would not exist if it weren’t for wide open spaces, high-quality access to public lands, and the conservation efforts of previous generations to keep our lands nearly intact. .

If our businesses have collectively learned anything from our combined decades of experience building outdoor businesses, it’s that you need to continually reinvest in the assets that set you apart. That’s why it’s crucial that state legislators continue to support the Montana Outdoor Fund – a 21st century investment to protect the last best place.

How it works

The Montana Outdoor Fund sets aside a small percentage of revenue from recreational marijuana sales to protect and maintain our access to the great outdoors. Montana is the only state in the country to establish this type of investment, which was approved by Montana voters via a ballot initiative in 2020 and authorized last year by Montana lawmakers, including Governor Greg Gianforte.

What it funds

If you love the Montana outdoors, the Montana Outdoor Fund backs and supports something close to your heart. Have you ever visited any of Montana’s state parks? The Montana Outdoor Fund provides more than $2 million annually to help maintain picnic areas, repair roads, and support state park managers and their staff.

Do you bike, hike, or use motorized vehicles on the Montana trail system? Again, the Montana Outdoor Fund provides over $2 million annually to fund local trail grants for motorized and non-motorized use. These dollars are readily available to trail groups across the state working to maintain deteriorating trails or create new ones to improve access for all trail users.

Our companies share a concern about the deterioration of access to our public lands. The Montana Outdoor Fund provides up to $10 million annually to support the Habitat Montana program. It is Montana’s best tool for facilitating voluntary agreements with landowners to unlock and protect our public access while protecting working ranches from development.

Reliable and popular source of income

Montana’s nascent recreational marijuana industry is growing rapidly. State dispensaries have already reported more than $43 million in sales for adult use, enough to bring in more than $9 million in tax revenue for the state. Updated projections show that annual revenues will exceed earlier estimates. All of this is on top of a reliable, long-term funding commitment for our lands, waters and wildlife.

In fact, a recent University of Montana poll showed that over 80% of Montana residents support the continued use of recreational marijuana taxes for this purpose. Only 12% of the population would like the legislators to redirect these funds towards another objective.

A critical test

The Montana Outdoor Fund will face its first real test with the upcoming release of Governor Greg Gianfortes’ state operating budget. When released later this year, the 2025 biennial executive budget will reflect the Gianforte administration’s funding priorities and values. We sincerely hope they consider the interests of 80% of the people of Montana and commit to this valuable investment in our public access, state parks, wildlife, and public trails.

The importance of this funding commitment will only grow over time. Already, the demands on our public lands, waters and recreational facilities have never been greater, and we must continue to build on the successful programs that protect our outdoor assets by investing in our incredible, class-leading outdoor activities. world, which are of great value to Montanans and visitors alike.

The Montana Outdoor Fund is not just an investment in our land, water and wildlife. It is an investment in the brand of Montana, our way of life, our freedoms and our economic well-being. And for many Montana companies like ours, it’s an investment in the assets that drive our innovation and the remarkable landscapes that contribute to our success.

We encourage you to visit www.gofundmt.org to learn more and show your support.

Eric Siegfried is the founder of onXmaps, Inc. and Ryan Holm is chief marketing officer for Mystery Ranch. Both are members of Business for Montana Outdoors.

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An ideal place for a green free port https://carfin.org.uk/an-ideal-place-for-a-green-free-port/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 19:50:04 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/an-ideal-place-for-a-green-free-port/ Last year, eight free ports were identified in England. In March this year, the UK and Scottish governments published a tender prospectus to create two green freeports in Scotland, with the UK government pledging £52 million in seed funding. The competition across Scotland will be fierce, but I absolutely believe the Highlands and Isles region […]]]>

Last year, eight free ports were identified in England. In March this year, the UK and Scottish governments published a tender prospectus to create two green freeports in Scotland, with the UK government pledging £52 million in seed funding.

The competition across Scotland will be fierce, but I absolutely believe the Highlands and Isles region is in an ideal position to host at least one, and I’m delighted there are two deals going.

A green freeport is a large zoned area within a defined boundary that includes at least one railway, sea or airport route but may extend 45 km beyond that.

They are designed to stimulate economic growth through various targeted taxes, customs and other incentives (both earmarked and decentralized), including planning, regeneration and innovation.

The two deals we expect from this region are Orkney and Cromarty Firth. Orkney, with Scapa Flow at its heart, has a long history of association with marine industries, including renewable energy. It houses the European Center for Marine Energy, which has been innovating in this field for 20 years.

More recently, we have seen the establishment of the Orkney Research and Innovation Campus, which supports the growth of the islands’ renewable, energy and low-carbon marine industries.

The Opportunity Cromarty Firth (OCF) offer is a collaboration of over a dozen organizations representing industry, academia and the public sector around the Easter Ross and Inverness area. The aim is to drive transformational regeneration through economic activity in manufacturing for, among other sectors, offshore wind, green hydrogen and life sciences, and from local and foreign investment, innovation, skills development and employment.

This development would build on the recent significant investment that has been made in maritime infrastructure in the Cromarty Firth at Invergordon and Nigg and on the region’s historic and current strengths in engineering and life sciences.

A report commissioned by the OCF estimated that the consortium’s proposals could potentially add an additional 20,000 jobs to those already planned in the construction phase of the wind farm alone.

The creation of a Green Freeport in either of these locations would be a game-changer for the region, with benefits spread across Scotland and the UK. This would accelerate regeneration and create new green jobs that complement the skills of the workforce. On a broader level, this would help transform the country’s economy and make a huge contribution to achieving net zero goals.

This would support broader efforts to secure higher manufacturing levels in offshore wind and green chemical production. And it would accelerate the development of strong industrial clusters, support the provision of future offshore wind capacity and help strengthen and retain rural populations.

Nearly £300m has been invested in ports and harbors across our region since 2010, and we now have a network of those across the region serving the growth of offshore wind and other maritime industries. .

Well-selected freeport developments would play an important role in achieving green growth and opening up new social opportunities. Port owners and operators, corporate agencies, growth agreements and developers want to deliver better social value through their activities.

I believe Green Freeports are an opportunity to go beyond compliance and engage local people in developing the vision for their future Freeport, to achieve transformational change.

The Highlands and Islands nominations aim to house innovation-based businesses and are both located where entrepreneurial growth is already happening, for example near universities or companies with clusters of research, development , innovation and strong businesses.

Over time, better local employment prospects would bring housing construction, better schooling, health care and amenities for local people. And jobs would be indirectly created in hospitality, retail and recreation, education and health.

A green freeport would fit very naturally into the region and we wish the two bidders in our region good luck in their efforts to secure this valuable regeneration asset.

Audrey MacIver, is Director of Energy Transition and Net Zero at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

This article was sponsored by HIE.

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Wine-focused rooftop restaurant is coming to Manchester https://carfin.org.uk/wine-focused-rooftop-restaurant-is-coming-to-manchester/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 10:33:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/wine-focused-rooftop-restaurant-is-coming-to-manchester/ Principal contractor Dragonfly is transforming the roof of Bruntwood Works’ Blackfriars House into the home of Climat, a new venture from the team behind Chester’s Michelin favorite Corvino restaurant. Middleton-based Dragonfly has been on site since January on the project. The aim is for Climat to open its doors this autumn, offering diners the chance […]]]>

Principal contractor Dragonfly is transforming the roof of Bruntwood Works’ Blackfriars House into the home of Climat, a new venture from the team behind Chester’s Michelin favorite Corvino restaurant.

Middleton-based Dragonfly has been on site since January on the project. The aim is for Climat to open its doors this autumn, offering diners the chance to enjoy 360-degree views of Manchester city center while sampling a daily changing menu of seasonal dishes and a collection of 250 wines. . Climat will share Luke Richardson as executive chef with Corvino.

Christopher Laidler, owner of Climat and Corvino, said the opening of a restaurant in Manchester “represents a big step forward” for the restaurant group.

“The site has so much to offer and we’re going to add something special to a great city,” Laidler said. “The space will be unique to others with its panoramic views and we look forward to sharing our progress during construction leading up to opening in the fall.”

Bruntwood retail and leisure manager Charlotte Wild says the time has come for a new dining space in Manchester city centre.

“Climate will bring a unique experience to this exciting part of town,” said Wild, later describing the restaurant as an “inspirational addition to Manchester”.

Wild continued: “We are delighted to welcome Chris and his team to our Blackfriars community – they have incredible vision and will complement this magnificent building perfectly.

“For us, hospitality is very much at the heart of the workplace of the future and so having such a high quality offering at Blackfriars makes perfect sense.”

Construction is underway to build the Climat. Credit: PNW

Building on the roof of a 1920s building came with technical challenges, especially in terms of weight. For example, Climat will have a fully enclosed glass wine cellar that weighs five tons.

Building directly on the roof was not an option. Dragonfly therefore opted to build a steel superstructure that floats above the original roof and connects to the existing parapet walls.

Other challenges included working at height, the changeable Manchester weather and getting the sequencing right for the project.

“It was really tricky,” said Joe McKenna, chief executive and founder of Dragonfly.

Dragonfly also had to be flexible.

“Because of the nature of the building — the fact that you’re working with an existing structure — it’s only when you start to open up that existing structure that you find things that you have to be adaptable to,” McKenna said.

“There are going to be changes and adjustments, but we’ve been really lucky because we have great partners in the steelwork and glass fabrication.”

These partners were able to make quick changes, including when news came that a wine cellar would be needed – something that was not originally planned.

The rooftop view of Blackfriars House. Credit: PNW

McKenna noted that changing technology and ways of thinking also helped make the project possible.

“In the past, developers were traditionally nervous about adding a structure like this to an older building,” McKenna said. “But the square footage value of a roof is immense. You need to maximize that. This has pushed technology to come up with solutions that will maximize this area.

Dragonfly was aided in the project by her knowledge of Blackfriars, having worked on the building to some degree since 2015. This has included fitting out services from Dragonfly.

Working with Bruntwood, Dragonfly helped upgrade the elevator lobbies and create a coworking center, podcast studio, and ground floor cafe in the space. It was part of Bruntwood’s £200million Pioneer scheme, which aims to transform existing buildings into thriving workspaces filled with biophilia and amenities.

In addition to the rooftop restaurant, Dragonfly also incorporates a Blackfriars rooftop space for community events and yoga classes.

“It won’t be the typical Manchester rooftop,” said Tess McKenna, business development manager at Dragonfly. “It will be something a little different.”

McKenna said she and the Dragonfly team are looking forward to enjoying the fruits of her labor when the restaurant finally opens.

“What we have done will be quite impressive, given the challenges and climatic circumstances at the time,” she said.

“I’m delighted to sit up there with a glass of wine and enjoy it and the view.”

Joe McKenna and Tess McKenna on the roof of Blackfriars House. Credit: PNW

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No one can take Mithali Raj’s place in Indian dressing room, claims captain Harmanpreet Kaur https://carfin.org.uk/no-one-can-take-mithali-rajs-place-in-indian-dressing-room-claims-captain-harmanpreet-kaur/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 14:25:25 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/no-one-can-take-mithali-rajs-place-in-indian-dressing-room-claims-captain-harmanpreet-kaur/ Mithali Raj retired for cricket as one of the greatest female cricketers of all time Photo: IENS HIGHLIGHTS Mithali Raj recently announced his retirement from all formats of cricket after a stunning career. Harmanpreet Kaur replaces her as ODI captain. Kaur’s first assignment as ODI captain will be the Sri Lanka tour from June 23. […]]]>

Mithali Raj retired for cricket as one of the greatest female cricketers of all time

Photo: IENS

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mithali Raj recently announced his retirement from all formats of cricket after a stunning career.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur replaces her as ODI captain.
  • Kaur’s first assignment as ODI captain will be the Sri Lanka tour from June 23.
Mithali Raj recently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The veteran is undoubtedly the most prominent name in Indian women’s cricket. She is the top performer in both Tests and ODIs, and has also played the most matches of any player in women’s cricket history. In her 23-year career, she has left an indelible impression on women’s cricket in general. After retiring, Harmanpreet Kaur was named ODI captain. During a press conference said that the place of Mithali Raj in the Indian team is irreplaceable.
Kaur’s first assignment after replacing Mithali Raj as ODI captain will be the Sri Lanka tour from June 23. Before the start of the tour, Kaur and coach Ramesh Powar gave a press conference. It was here that Kaur mentioned the value the recently retired legend had in the dressing room.

“Well, as we all know, she has done a good job for women’s cricket. I don’t think there is anyone who can fill that place. We are working hard on the team where we can create winning combinations and everything. If we’re talking about Mithali di, I don’t think there’s anyone who can take her place and she will always be missed in our dressing room,” said Harmanpreet Kaur.

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However, she feels that the Indian team is well prepared for the Sri Lankan challenge despite the absence of the seniors. “If I talk about our team, we have a great combination, the first time we are going to play without our seniors and I think it’s a great opportunity for all of us to build a team. I think we did a great preparation during this NCA encampment,” she said.
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Coach Ramesh Powar said the immediate goal for them was to take the players to the next level in terms of performance. “We are looking for some consistency, we are looking for a winning habit. For this we have all come together as captain, coach and vice-captain. We have already spoken to BCCI and VVS Laxman who is in charge of cricket .and there were a few things that happened. We’re trying to work on our alignment and our fitness and take our players to the next level,” he commented.
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ThreatQuotient recognized as one of the best places to work in 2022 by the Washington Post https://carfin.org.uk/threatquotient-recognized-as-one-of-the-best-places-to-work-in-2022-by-the-washington-post/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:50:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/threatquotient-recognized-as-one-of-the-best-places-to-work-in-2022-by-the-washington-post/ Security operations solutions provider is distinguished by an excellent work culture that has contributed to industry recognition for the company RESTON, Virginia, June 17, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Threat Quotient™, a leading security operations platform innovator, is pleased to be named one of The Washington Post’s 2022 Best Workplaces in the Greater Washington DC Area. The competitive list […]]]>

Security operations solutions provider is distinguished by an excellent work culture that has contributed to industry recognition for the company

RESTON, Virginia, June 17, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Threat Quotient™, a leading security operations platform innovator, is pleased to be named one of The Washington Post’s 2022 Best Workplaces in the Greater Washington DC Area. The competitive list features organizations that are leaders in company satisfaction and engagement, which are selected based on employee feedback collected through an anonymous third-party survey that measures several aspects of workplace culture. workplace such as alignment, execution and connection.

“ThreatQuotient’s corporate culture is driven by four core values: respect for employees, respect for customers, respect for shareholders and the assumption of goodwill. We live and breathe this approach every day in order to fulfill our mission. to empower security teams to respond to cyber threats with innovation and precision,” said John Czupak, President and CEO of ThreatQuotient. “I am proud to work alongside this team and to have seen ThreatQuotient become more than just a workplace. Thank you to The Washington Post for this recognition, and congratulations to the many other companies we join on this list who have prioritized creating a positive work culture for their employees. »

For the past 12 months, a cornerstone of ThreatQuotient’s culture has been a “wellness Friday” policy, where employees are encouraged by the management team to log off before 1 p.m. on Fridays and decide how they want to spend this time as a way to support a healthy work-life balance. ThreatQuotient also runs two employee-nominated rewards programs. One is distributed daily to employees to thank each other for their hard work. The other program is awarded on a quarterly basis to recognize team members who go above and beyond to make things happen without expecting anything in return. Connecting all aspects of the company’s culture, ThreatQuotient’s rhinoceros mascot, which serves as a rallying point for the team and is used creatively to connect an increasingly distant work environment and even opportunity to give back through their charity partner, Help the rhinos.

The dedication of the ThreatQuotient team also resulted in other industry accolades for the company’s cybersecurity products in Q2, including recognition for overall innovation, XDR leadership, and expertise in the channel.

As Cyber ​​Defense Magazine 2022 Multi-Category Winner Global IT Security Awards, ThreatQuotient was recognized with Publisher’s Choice for Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Hot Company for Security Investigation Platform, and Publisher’s Choice for Threat Intelligence. The company was also featured on two Top 100 lists: Expert insights’ Top 100 Most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies of 2022 and 2022 CyberTech 100 List. Finally, ThreatQuotient Business Development Manager Alison Adkins was included in CRN 2022 List of women in the channel for the second consecutive year.

Leon Ward, Vice President, Product Management, added, “I thank every ThreatQuotient employee for their daily commitment, which is further evidenced by recent awards for the impact of ThreatQuotient’s security products and solutions. The passion and dedication of our collaborative team has contributed significantly to ThreatQuotient’s success by bringing new innovations to market and consistently meeting the needs of our customers seeking to better protect their organizations by solving critical security challenges. security operations. »

For more information about ThreatQuotient’s team and award-winning solutions, please visit www.threatquotient.com.

About ThreatQuotient
ThreatQuotient improves security operations by merging disparate data sources, tools, and teams to accelerate threat detection and response. ThreatQuotient’s data-driven security operations platform helps teams prioritize, automate, and collaborate on security incidents; enables more focused decision-making; and optimizes limited resources by integrating existing processes and technologies into a unified workspace. The result is reduced noise, clear priority threats, and the ability to automate processes with high-fidelity data. ThreatQuotient’s industry-leading data management, orchestration, and automation capabilities support many use cases, including incident response, threat hunting, spear phishing, alert triage, and threat prioritization. vulnerabilities, and can also serve as threat intelligence platform. ThreatQuotient is headquartered in Northern Virginia with international operations based in Europe and APAC. For more information, visit www.threatquotient.com.

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Zodiac: Best place to live in the UK according to star sign https://carfin.org.uk/zodiac-best-place-to-live-in-the-uk-according-to-star-sign/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 03:01:00 +0000 https://carfin.org.uk/zodiac-best-place-to-live-in-the-uk-according-to-star-sign/ Astrologer Marissa Malik, who believes in astrology “to find the perfect place to call home”, commented: “We are seeing more and more people turning to astrology for guidance in making big life decisions. Whether it’s changing jobs or finding love, we’re all looking for answers in an uncertain world, so why should renting be any […]]]>

Astrologer Marissa Malik, who believes in astrology “to find the perfect place to call home”, commented: “We are seeing more and more people turning to astrology for guidance in making big life decisions. Whether it’s changing jobs or finding love, we’re all looking for answers in an uncertain world, so why should renting be any different? I hope these horoscopes will give tenants the confidence to make that big lifestyle change and feel happy to have found their place in the world.

Ram

Aries craves excitement and adventure, with a hint of danger. For them, a house should be located on the edge of something exciting, while the house itself does not have to contain chaos.

Bull

Earth signs are known to be friendly, dependable, and lovers of good music. Taurus are purveyors of luxury and joy, and seek stability in a home more than most signs.

Gemini

Gemini’s curious and changeable nature will often take them far and wide across the world. A naturally academic sign, Geminis need cultural stimulation and new experiences where they call home.

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Cancer

Cancers love cosy, nestled spaces and soft atmospheres. Home is everything to them and should provide them with all the tools to allow for a quiet retirement, while showing people who visit them a good time.

Leo

Leos like to feel loved and admired. Fierce fire signs exude a vitality that makes sleepier people envy their dynamism. Their accommodation should be compatible with social activities and entertainment.

Virgin

Virgos serve the hermit energy in the best way. Earth signs know their limits and aren’t afraid to articulate them. They spend a lot of time alone and are rarely bored. Virgos need nature, simplicity and calm.

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Cities where each zodiac sign is best suited to live:

Aquarius: Glastonbury, England

Aries: Liverpool, England

Cancer: Brighton, England

Capricorn: Margate, England

Gemini: York, England

Leo: London, England

Libra: Bath, England

Fish: Penzance, England

Sagittarius: Bristol, England

Scorpion: Edinburgh, Scotland

Bull: Manchester, England

Blank: Exeter, England

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