Touring grants to increase access for audiences across regional NSW

first_imgTouring grants to increase access for audiences across regional NSW Minister of StateThe NSW Government is inviting artists and presenting organisations to apply to its Regional Arts Touring round, which will provide audiences living in regional NSW with increased access to a diverse range of artistic and cultural experiences from across the state.The Regional Arts Touring round will build the viability of NSW arts and cultural organisations by developing new markets and audiences, while also encouraging and promoting regional and local support for arts and culture.Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the NSW Government is committed to providing a diverse and vibrant range of artistic programming to regional audiences.“No matter where artists and audiences live, the NSW Government is committed to creating opportunities to participate in arts and culture.“We know the arts enriches our lives and increasing access to these experiences will promote wellbeing and boost local economies at a time when they most need support.“Our great state has the most exciting local productions, talent, imagination and skill, and we want to encourage audiences in regional NSW to enjoy these high calibre cultural experiences which reflect our rich and diverse history, culture and identity, and build our economy through enjoyment and participation,” said Mr Harwin.Funding is available for tours of all artforms, including performing arts, music, visual arts, literature, history, museums and multi-arts and will provide better access to audiences, empowering the regional arts.Applications for the Regional Arts Touring funding open Thursday 18 March and close 5pm AEST Monday 19 April 2021. For more information including details on how to apply, visit Create NSW. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Arts, Australia, culture, Economy, Government, identity, Minister, Music, New South Wales, NSW, visit, wellbeinglast_img read more

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Dispute resolution: recovering costs before allocation

first_img Masood Ahmed is senior law lecturer at Birmingham City University Is a costs judge entitled to take the view that a matter would have been allocated to the small claims track (and therefore requiring the paying party to pay costs on the small claims track basis) where a case is settled before allocation and the consent order provides for costs to be paid on the standard basis? This was the bone of contention in the Court of Appeal case of O’Beirne v Hudson [2010] EWCA Civ 52 (see also Drew v Whitbread [2010] EWCA Civ 53, which raised similar issues). A personal injury matter was settled before allocation for £1119.06. The consent order, which recorded the settlement, stated: ‘The defendant do pay the claimant’s reasonable costs and disbursements on the standard basis, to be subject to detailed assessment if not agreed.’ The defendants subsequently ­disputed the claimant’s bill of costs (which appeared to exceed the fixed costs allowed under part 45 of the Civil Procedure Rules), and argued that if the matter had proceeded to ­allocation it would have been allocated to the small claims track and that costs should be assessed on the small claims basis (that is, fixed costs under part 27 of the CPR). The claimant, ­however, contended that the terms of the consent order were such as to preclude the application of CPR 27 and 45. It was accepted by both parties that if the matter were allocated to the small claims track, only fixed costs would be recoverable and nothing would be allowed for the use of lawyers, as it was clear that small claims track claims are intended to be conducted without lawyers. The claimant’s argument was accepted by the district judge who held that the wording of the consent order precluded the matter being ­limited to the small claims track and the effect of the wording of the order would be to fetter her discretion. On appeal to the High Court, Judge Stephen Stewart QC found for the defendant. He confirmed that a costs judge had no power to vary a costs order which had already been made. However, the judge observed that the question was not whether the original costs order could be varied but whether the district judge was correct in concluding that the order precluded the court in its discretion in assessing costs on the small claims basis. He then proceeded to consider the actual wording of the order against the backdrop of the involvement of the parties’ solicitors and the ‘factual matrix’ of the case and held: ‘There is nothing… in the word ‘reasonable’… standard basis, or in the words ‘detailed assessment’, which takes away from the defendant their right to argue that costs should be assessed by reference to the small claims track.’ The judge concluded that the defendant’s right to argue that the matter should be assessed on the small claims basis was a matter which remained within the discretion of the court when the question of costs comes before the court for assessment. The claimant made a further appeal. The appeal court confirmed that in making an assessment, a costs judge is entitled to take into account all of the circumstances of the case (CPR rule 44.5(1)), including the fact that the case would almost certainly have been allocated to a small claims track if it had proceeded to the allocation stage. Lord Justice Waller stated: ‘In so doing she would have regard to what could or could not be recovered if the case had been so ­allocated.’ The appeal court, in dismissing the claimant’s appeal, held that a costs judge could not vary a costs order. But he could exercise his discretion when considering whether costs were ­reasonably incurred, and thus whether it is reasonable for the paying party to pay more than would have been recoverable in a case that should have been allocated to the small claims track. Therefore, a costs judge must question whether, for example, it is reasonable that the paying party should pay the costs of a lawyer. Waller LJ argued that a costs judge would not be bound to allow the costs as per a case on the small claims track, but that this would still be a highly material circumstance in considering what, by way of assessment, should be payable. O’Beirne is a significant authority on the issue of costs. The fact that the value of a claim means that a case is destined to be allocated to the small claims track (or any other track) does not necessarily mean that costs will be assessed on the basis of that track if the matter is settled before allocation. The court will always maintain its discretion when assessing costs as provided to it under the CPR. Furthermore, the mere fact that the parties have used specific wording (and in many occasions standard wording as those used in O’Beirne) in a consent order will not assist the court when it is assessing costs. The court will exercise its discretion and take into account all the circumstances of the particular case. Therefore, parties should throughout litigation revisit their costs position and ensure that the costs which are being incurred are both reasonable and proportionate for those costs to be recoverable at a later stage. last_img read more

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Man City, Man United and Arsenal make attempts to sign same…

first_imgTuttosport have carried on the claims over the weekend, and they drag Manchester City and Manchester United into the picture, with both clubs said to have made attempts to sign the defender.Arsenal also get a mention for the same reason, which isn’t a surprise given the Gunners have been linked on and off with Demiral for months now. Should Mikel Arteta be looking at signing a central defender for Arsenal this month then Demiral would look like a reasonable option for him.However, Tuttosport insist Juventus have now decided they don’t want to sell, and will block the player’s exit in the January market. Several other big sides are named and it’s clear someone has been pushing all this to the Italian media in recent days.Juve may well be trying to build the hype and make sure that when they do sell the fee will now be above €40m.It’s up to Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and the others to decide whether they want to play this game.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo On Friday we covered claims from Italy that Leicester City have made a €35m offer for Merih Demiral. It was very similar to what was reported in the middle of December regarding Foxes interest, even down to the figure given.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

first_imgThe Kootenay Rhythm Dragons know first hand the importance of rallying around the fight against cancer. Which is why the team was right there, leading the way at the 2011 Terry Fox Run, Nelson edition, Sunday at the Lakeside waterfront. Not only is the team eager to improve the physical and psychological well being of people specifically with breast cancer, it also wants to raise community awareness of breast cancer survivorship. So well done ladies and thanks for all your hard work to raise awareness to help defeat all cancers.Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to help in any way they can by saluting the ladies with Team of the Week status. The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons include, back row, L-R, Marg McCauly, Cath Little, Dawn Jacobsen, Wendy Hughes, Sandy Price, Lauretta Bullanoff, Lorna Maxwell, Janet Stephenson, Holly Reid, Judy Sheppard and Rebecca George. Front, Judith Deon, Pat Glackin, Linda Hoffmann, Marlene Pozin, Betty Radcliffe, Bobbie Maras, Suzanne McPherson, Pat Gibson and Sylvia Smith.last_img read more

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Jockeys Adam Short and Donal McInerney travel to Australia this Sunday for 2018 Australia…

first_imgThis is the 32nd consecutive year that an Irish team has been invited to Australia to participate in the jockey challenge. There have already been 42 contests staged in the two countries, with Ireland taking the honours on 26 occasions, Australia winning 15 times and one draw. HRI Wed 22 August 2018NH Jockeys on team for Australia trip.Donal McInerney and Adam ShortPhoto.carolinenorris.ie The series, which is based on a points system depending on the finishing positions, was won by Team Ireland last year on a score of 55 points to 35.President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins has sent his well wishes to the team prior to their departure: “I send my best wishes to Adam Short, Donal McInerney, Shane Jackson and Martin Kelly as they prepare to compete in the Australia v Ireland Challenge Series in Adelaide.  The Series symbolises the long and enduring friendship between Ireland and Australia, one that rests not only the long history of Irish migration to Australia, but upon our shared love of sport, from rugby to horse racing.“Ever since the Series began in 1986, Irish and Australian jockeys have displayed skill and dedication in representing their countries, and I have no doubt that the competition will excite and delight all those fortunate enough to attend.”This year’s race series will take place at Morphettville Racecourse on Irish Day, Saturday September 1 where the teams will compete in two races, a hurdle and steeplechase, for the coveted title.Andrew Coonan, Secretary to the Irish Jockeys Association, commented: “This is a wonderful opportunity for Adam and Donal, two very talented riders. We have already seen their ability on show in Ireland so I am delighted that they now have the opportunity to show off their talent in another top racing jurisdiction. I am sure they will be well received by their hosts in Australia.”Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland, said: “I’d like to wish the Irish team the best of luck in this year’s Australian challenge.  It’s a big honour to be chosen to represent your country and I am sure that Adam, Donal, Shane and Martin will do us proud.”Nominated by Thoroughbred Racing South Australia, respected jumps jockeys Martin Kelly and Shane Jackson live and work in Australia.  Martin has ridden 50 winners, including Von Doussa and Great Eastern Steeplechases aboard champion jumper Thubiaan and is arguably in career best form with 15 wins in the 2017/18 season. Shane’s feature victories have included the Lafferty Hurdle and Australian Steeplechase aboard Wilde’s successful jumper Gold Medals and also won this year’s Grand National Hurdle aboard Cougar Express.Jim Watters, CEO, Thoroughbred Racing SA, commented: “The Australia v Ireland Jockey Challenge is always highly anticipated by both the jockeys and the spectators, and while we are thrilled to be welcoming two up and coming stars of Irish jumps racing to Australian shores, we hope that the Australian team of Lee Horner, Richard Cully, Braidon Small and Rob David can reverse last year’s result and keep the Challenge trophy in Australia this time around.”CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO VIDEO AND QUOTES FROM ADAM SHORT AND DONAL MCINERNEYJockey Profiles – Team IrelandAdam ShortFrom Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow, Adam rode his first winner on the Stuart Crawford-trained Comragh at Ayr in November 2015. He rode his 20th winner and had his claim reduced to 5lbs when landing the €100,000 Chanelle Pharma Handicap Chase on Liz Doyle’s Last Goodbye on the second day of the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown in February 2018, by far his biggest winner to date.Adam secured the prize of a trip to Australia for the annual jockeys’ challenge when winning the Adare Manor Opportunity Series for the 2016/2017 Irish National Hunt season. He rounded off the term with success in the final of the race of the series on the Matthew Smith-trained Prince Garyantle at the Punchestown festival, his first success at the biggest festival of the year.Adam began his career with Philip Rothwell at 17 and soon moved to Northern Ireland to link up with Stuart Crawford who provided him with his first career winner on his first ride for the stable. He is associated with several racing yards and rode a Galway festival winner for former champion trainer Noel Meade this year.Donal McInerneyFrom Herbertstown, County Limerick, Donal rode out for trainers Enda Bolger and John Gleeson while at school and worked for Charles Byrnes for a year after completing his Leaving Certificate in 2012 before joining Robert Tyner. He has worked for Bolger on a full-time basis since 2015 and while he failed to ride a winner on the track as an amateur rider, his luck changed straight away when he turned professional. Just two days after gaining his licence, he partnered the Enda Bolger-trained Auvergnat to win the PP Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase at Punchestown on Sunday, February 5th, 2017. It was his first ride in the paid ranks.Donal enjoyed a terrific start to his professional career and less than 15 months after his initial success, he was crowned champion conditional rider for the 2017/18 season with a total of 33 winners, seven winners clear of his nearest pursuer JJ Slevin. Donal also rode a winner at this year’s Punchestown festival when Auvergnat, the horse that gave him his first winner, won the historic La Touche Cup over the famed banks’ course. He has enjoyed a fine run of success ever since and is well on target to better last season’s tally.Shane JacksonFrom Baltinglass, County Wicklow, Shane was Champion Conditional Jockey in Ireland in 2007/08 season. He started riding in Australia in 2012, and rides most for Warrnambool trainer Symon Wilde.  Having ridden 46 winners, his feature victories have included the Lafferty Hurdle and Australian Steeplechase aboard Wilde’s successful jumper Gold Medals and also won this year’s Grand National Hurdle aboard Cougar Express.Martin KellyOriginally from Kilmore Quay, Martin was a graduate of RACE and learned his trade under Jim Dreaper. He started riding in Australia in 2009, and has ridden 50 winners, including von Doussa and Great Eastern Steeplechases at the famous Oakbank Easter Racing Carnivals aboard champion jumper Thubiaan for Eric Musgrove. Arguably in career best form with 15 wins in the 2017/18 season. Jockeys Adam Short and Donal McInerney will fly out to Australia this Sunday, August 26, to join Australian-based jockeys Martin Kelly and Shane Jackson to make up the Irish team for the 2018 Australia v Ireland Jockey Challenge. NH Jockeys on team for Australia trip. 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Stephanie Barnett Chosen Southland Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls sophomore Stephanie Barnett has been selected Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Stephanie Barnett, NichollsBarnett went undefeated at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles last week, combining for a 6-0 mark to help extend Nicholls’ winning streak to seven matches. After winning a pair of non-conference matches at home last Tuesday, Barnett led the Colonels to two Southland victories over McNeese State and Central Arkansas. The Melbourne, Australia, native won in straight sets, 7-6, 6-1, over Klaudia Gawlik to give the two-time player of the year her first career loss in league play. Barnett also had 8-2 doubles victories with teammate Klara Skopac at McNeese State and versus Central Arkansas as she closed out the week with a convincing 6-3, 6-0 victory over UCA’s Nataly Yoo. The sophomore has earned player of the week honors for the second straight week.center_img Honorable mention this week goes to Northwestern State senior Tatiana Larina, Southeastern Louisiana junior Renee Villarreal, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior Maider Martin and Lamar junior Andrea Ivanovic.last_img read more

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Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 14-20 Feb 2005

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts richard macmanus A look back at the week that was in the world of Web 2.0. This week: Google’s AutoLinks feature, IE7, NY Times buys About.com, more Big Media blogging coverage, Bloglines hacks.AutoLinks and AnnotationEver since Google made it big, many people have been looking for a chance to pin the‘evil’ label on them – especially as one of their company philosophies is to‘do no evil’. This week some folks pounced on Google for adding an AutoLink feature to its GoogleToolbar. The issue? It has similarities to a controversial old Microsoft featurecalled SmartTags. According to Google, AutoLink is this:“The online review of a great new restaurant has the place’s address but no map. Youcould type the restaurant’s street, city, and ZIP code into the search box, but whybother, when clicking the Toolbar’s AutoLink button will automatically create a link toan online map (US addresses only)? AutoLink can also link package tracking numbers todelivery status, VIN numbers (US) to vehicle history, and publication ISBN numbers toAmazon.com listings.”What’s getting folks riled up is that AutoLinks enables Google to create links totheir own content, using your webpage as the context. According to CNet News:“…trademark attorneys and security experts say that AutoLink could face problems,because Google modifies the underlying HTML of a Web page to deliver the addedlinks.”There’s a beauty of a conspiracy theory attached to this too. Slashdot explains:“Jeff Reynar – was the lead SmartTag Program Manager while at MS and is reportedly nowa Google Product Manager who’s being credited as AutoLink’s creator.”The most interesting thing about this for me is the annotation angle.Annotation has long been a desired feature for web browsers – e.g. the W3C’sbrowser/editor Amaya has extensive annotationfeatures. Anil Dashis one person keen on annotation in this manner – he suggested on his blog (also quoted by CNet) that “once your HTML page gets to my machine, it’s mine to rip, mix andburn.”.Is That IE7 In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Pleased To See Me?Speaking of browsers… the much anticipated Internet Explorer 7 was announced by Microsoftthis week. Only trouble is, there’s little evidence of innovation. The upgradeseems to be mostly about improved security. Also the beta IE7 won’t be available until“this summer” (US summer that is). So, like, what’s to get excited about? Or as Imentioned in Scoble’s commentssection: “What, no read/write browser? No RSS aggregation? Where’s the innovation,c’mon…”To be fair, maybe there will be some innovation in the backend – as Jeremy Wrightsuggests. But I’d like to see some real ground broken, for a change…NY Times Buys About.com – Gains Web 2.0 Street CredThe New York Times announced they will buy About.com for$410 million. There was a great meme going round the week leading up this: About.comrepresents blogging 1.0, whereas the likes of weblogsinc and Gawker are blogging 2.0. Mytake on that theory ishere. Nevertheless lots of people think the NY Times deal was a good one for the venerable newspaper. Mypicks for in-depth analysis: SusanMernit, paidcontent.org(plus audiointerview), VC FredWilson, John Battelle(great headline too! “About The New York Times: Deep Into Web 2.0 Now”), JayRosen, NY Times article.Key Quotes:MartinNisenholtz, CEO of New York Times Digital: “The model we’ve acquired is a web 2.0model; it’s not a centralized model, it’s a decentralized model where the content iscreated by passionate individuals who have a competency and a desire to reach the publicand that scales into many, many categories and it scales potentiallygeographically.”(emphasis mine)Fred Wilson nailsit: “If the content that is created on the edges starts to show up in the middle and thecontent that is created in the middle starts to show up on the edges, that will be a bigdeal.”John Battelle: “I thinkmicrocontent is key to winning in the Web 2.0 publishing world.” [and] “As Martin told mewhen I pinged him after the deal: ‘We’re deep into Web 2.0 now.’”JayRosen: “The second life of content, made possible by search, is of criticalimportance to journalists whose work is on the Web. (That’s almost all journalists.)”Big Media Blogging Coverage – Chicken Bloggers OutedAhhh, a warm fuzzies AssociatedPress article about SixApart: “The couple’s odd chemistry cooked up Six Apart Ltd., astartup that has helped popularize the “blogging” craze, with millions of peopleworldwide maintaining online personal journals that dissect everything from politics topoultry.” Poultry??In other news Weblogs Inc was named as one ofBusinessWeek’s FiveNet Names to Watch in ’05, which founder Jason Calacanis wasobviously chuffed about.Commenting on the above two stories, Slashdot notes: “Business Press Pays Attention To Blog Industry”.Techy Web 2.0 HighlightsRather than a single techy post, it was two bits of Web 2.0 hackery that caught myattention this week. Firstly, Erik Bensonmanaged to convert his entire weblog into a Bloglines API-powered site:“I made a folder in Bloglines that has all of the RSS feeds around the web that havestuff that I’ve written/done. Then I used the Bloglines Web Service to get an aggregated,normalized feed of all my content in one stream…”He explainshow he did it in a later post (nb: I noted in the comments that it’d be cool to makethis available to us non-programmers via an easy-to-use web service).Speaking of Bloglines (which I nearly always doin these weekly wrap-ups), Joshua Tyler has created a neat app called Chameleon, built using the BloglinesWeb Services. It’s basically an alternative interface to Bloglines and has some niftypersonalization features, such as keeping track of “which feeds you read, how often, andwhen”. I’ve had a play round with it and it’s a great example of value-add using a publicly available API.SummaryThat’s it for another week. As always, I value your feedback. Please leave a commentor send me an email at readwriteweb AT gmail DOT com. 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Save 10% On Microsoft Office365 With MasterCard

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting david strom A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts MasterCard and Microsoft announced a new strategic initiative to market and sell Microsoft’s cloud productivity service, Office 365. You can get an automatic 10% discount when you buy through their easysavings.com discount program and use your MasterCard. There are several plans that start at $6 per user per month for less than 50 seats (undiscounted). We last looked at Office 365 here and compared it to Google Docs and Zoho Docs. Microsoft has changed a few elements of its plans since our article came out this summer. The easysavings.com program is similar to those from other credit card companies, and there is a list of other discounts that are available. You don’t need to do anything to get the discounts, other than use your credit card, once you register. For small businesses, this might be worth a few bucks off your bill if you use any of these service providers: you can save 10% off Budget car rentals, and 5% on Frontier airline tickets too. center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#biz#tips 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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