Lauds Aga Khan University for a report that outlines the institution's contribution to the economy 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Minister for Interior and Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal. PHOTO: FILE PHOTO ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal, who also holds the Planning, Development and Reforms portfolio, has urged the academic community to promote research and innovation in universities around the country. Addressing a ceremony of Aga Khan University’s (AKU) report launch on the economic impact of the institution in Pakistan, Iqbal said that universities need to enhance industry linkages as well. “Educational institutions must produce future leaders and engage in community development for economic prosperity of the country,” the minister remarked while speaking as chief guest on the occasion. Ahsan Iqbal all set to wear three hats Individuals from government organisations, diplomatic corps, … [Read more...] about Universities in Pakistan need to promote research and innovation: Ahsan Iqbal
PUBLISHED: 18:14 10 January 2018 Jason Noble Stickle, the giant hedgehog is a new addition to Holywells Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN A humongous hedgehog housed in Holywells Park last autumn has been given a name by the public as part of an innovative art trail. Peta Hillier (left) from the Holywells Creative with Ms B Gumanm (right) whose name suggestion, Stickle, was the winning entry. Picture: IPSWICH BOROUGH COUNCIL The Holywells Creative art collective crafted the homely hedgehog out of willow sticks last summer, and unveiled it in the park’s reception in the autumn. A competition in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk Wildlife Trust was launched to name the magnificent mammal, with Mrs B Gumanm’s suggestion of Stickle last week being named the winner. Peta Hillier from the Holywells Creative group said: “The plan for Stickle was to make it out of willow, and I do work with natural materials that can decompose into the environment … [Read more...] about Giant Holywells Park hedgehog gets name as innovative art trail expands
Clementine Lovell, founder of one of the UK’s most innovative touring companies, is delighted at the way the public has embraced Pop-Up Opera. “We are now in our eighth year, and the idea was basically to bring opera to a broader audience,” said Clementine. “We started with just 12 venues...we have now got 90 shows a year in 60-70 venues, and these range from the more traditional venues to places that are really quite unusual like caves and castle ruins and museums. The idea is to take opera to spaces that are less formal and draw people that might not usually go to opera, and to create productions that people can really engage with.” Currently Pop-Up Opera is touring its production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel with dates including St Mary In The Castle, Hastings, on February 15. “One of the things we value really highly is telling the story and using that as a way of really engaging with people, especially comedy which is really … [Read more...] about Innovative opera company widens audience appeal
T&W Council leader Shaun Davies said that the project would create almost 1,000 jobs for the town. Also, that many of the people attracted to the town will be shopping on Newport High Street and living in the town's new houses. He omitted to say where the people would be parking when shopping in the town as the present car parks are already full from early in the day. If the Innovation Park off the A518 is to create 950 jobs, that will equate to almost half a million traffic movements per year, allowing two journeys per day. Obviously, these journeys will not all be through the town centre but they will be in the general Newport area. It was also stated that Newport's roads will see an overhaul. Speed limits could be extended, weight limits added and new one-way systems introduced on 10 roads. Will these measures be enough to deal with the additional volume of traffic envisaged? Again, there is no mention made of additional car parking spaces. This seems to be another … [Read more...] about Newport Innovation Park: Where will all those extra cars go?
The Times and Sunday Times are among the latest publications to get funding from Google’s Digital News Initiative innovation fund. The News UK-owned publisher has received a “large” grant, defined us up to €1m (£900,000) to develop James “an AI ‘digital butler’ that individualises the way content is distributed to readers of The Times and The Sunday Times”.TimelineDecember 15, 2017PA among nine European press agencies calling on EU officials to make Duopoly pay for news contentDecember 5, 2017Youtube announces new bid to stop 'inappropriate content' after concerns about terrorist videos and child imagesNovember 22, 2017Gazette Live readers asked to pick 'best' child in Google picture survey to access child sex abuse article The project is described by Google as follows: “The Times and The Sunday Times believe in the power of their editions. Their readers love the curated order, the finite experience and the editorial … [Read more...] about News UK, Johnston Press and FT among publishers given millions by Google news innovation fund