Have you seen Terry? Family pet missing in the Rosses

first_imgAn appeal has been launched to find a much-loved dog who is missing in the Mullaghduff area of northwest Donegal.Terry (pictured above) went missing on the morning of Sunday 17th March.He is a long-time family pet whose owners are anxious to see him come home safely. A reward of €100 is being offered if Terry is brought home safely. If you have any information please call 0830618825.Missing Dog: Terry Have you seen Terry? Family pet missing in the Rosses was last modified: March 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Brand South Africa joins Business Engage to host the Centenary Business Summit in Honour of Nelson Mandela

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 16 July 2018 – Brand South Africa collaborated with Business Engage, and other business stakeholders to host an interactive dialogue in commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, under the theme ‘The Centenary Business Summit – South Africa Open for Business.’ The business summit saw a delegation of U.S business leaders, and some of South Africa’s prominent leaders in the business community share thought leadership around globalisation, corporate social responsibility, diversity, technology, doing business in Southern Africa and much more.  The Centenary Business Summit “South Africa Open For Business”, was developed jointly by India Gary-Martin and Colleen Larsen, CEO of Business Engage and President of the 30% club in conjunction with Sneha Shah, Managing Director for Africa at Thomson Reuters, the summit’s anchor sponsor. Colleen Larsen, CEO of Business Engage, President of the 30% Club said: “The purpose of the delegation was to engage in thoughtful conversation with business leaders about the vision, business operating environment and challenges in attracting direct foreign investment to Southern Africa. The cohort constituted of senior executives with global responsibilities at some of the world’s largest and most well respected firms. They are widely recognised as business leaders, subject matter experts and trailblazers across their respective sectors.”Co-organiser of the Centenary Business Summit, and Founder of Leadership For Life (LFL), India Gary-Martin, who is a 25 year veteran of financial services and a proponent of the globalisation of African brands, explained that the platform has provided an opportunity for U.S based C-Suite executives to unpack the opportunities presented by South Africa.  Gary-Martin said: “Our influence as business leaders is extremely important. We want to explore the opportunities that exist within purpose driven leadership. This is about leader to leader exchange, and interrogating best practice.” Key note speaker, Colin Coleman, who is the Managing Director  and Head of Africa at Goldman Sachs shared insights on how South Africa and the world can live up to the values and principles of the late statesman Nelson Mandela – through concerted efforts that aim to positively impact society. “Let us not forget where we come from as a nation. In the 25 years since 1994, significant developments have been made for our society which have been enabled by our Constitution and democratic society. We see an increase in the creation of the black middle class, the country’s social welfare system provides support in the form of an to over 17 million South Africans – a system which also benefits corporates.  “We aren’t without our challenges as a society. We have high levels of unemployment with the vast majority of those impacted being the youth. The structural design of the apartheid system still persists to this day which sees the mass of rural and peri-urban citizens being marginalized.  “However, we are in a ‘new dawn’ – guided by the Ramaphosa administration and it is our responsibility collectively with government, business and civil society to unwind the racial divides in the economy and to maintain and further strengthen social cohesion in South Africa and in the rest of the continent,” said Coleman.last_img read more

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How to Write a Documentary Treatment

first_imgImage via Shutterstock.Key CharactersSome grant applications ask for summaries of each of the key characters in the film. These summaries are simple, one-paragraph breakdowns of the key characters and how they contribute to the story. You should highlight the details of each character and why you’re including them in the film.Director’s StatementSome grant programs or other investors require a director’s statement detailing your passion for the project and why you want to share the story with the world. This is your opportunity to showcase why you’re the right person to make this film. Status of the FilmDifferent grant programs will have different timelines in mind while they consider funding films. Thoroughly describe where your film is in the production process, but also clearly identify how much work remains to complete the film. Key Crew Members If you have a great team attached to the film, this is your opportunity to sell your crew members and their qualifications for the project.Line Item BudgetImage via Shutterstock.If a grant committee or investor is going to contribute funds, they will want to know how you plan to allocate them. Go into detail, and be prepared to answer why you really need $50 for gummy bears or why you’re shooting in a more expensive camera format. Check out a film production budget template for ideas about how to craft your own.Fundraising StrategyUnless you’re very lucky, most grants or investments won’t fund the entire project. In this section, you will detail how you plan to pursue additional funding to complete the project.Distribution and Marketing StrategyFrom the beginning of your project, you’ve probably envisioned the perfect platform or space for the finished project. In this section of your treatment, you will explain how you plan to place the finished film with these platforms to reach the largest audience possible.As you start the treatment submission process, you will find that each outlet has unique requirements. Be prepared to make changes or additions to your treatment. Take the time to craft a quality treatment beforehand, and this process will go much more smoothly.Do you know any tips or tricks about the treatment writing process? Let us know in the comments. You’ve got an idea for a documentary, but you need funding. Writing a treatment is an essential part of fundraising. Top image via Ad Week / Alex Weprin.Writing treatments is not the most glamorous part of the filmmaking process. However, they demonstrate your grasp of the story and its production. As such, a quality treatment improves your fundraising efforts and streamlines the filmmaking process.In the simplest terms, a treatment is a detailed report that can inform potential investors or contributors about a project, including its budget, production timeline, and other processes. Often, a treatment is a living document that you alter as necessary — for example, different grant programs or funding outlets require different information. The following are the key components of an effective treatment.Image via Shutterstock.Log LineA log line is a two- to three-sentence summary of the film. Think of it like an elevator pitch. It needs to be short, powerful, and captivating. Your log line will be the first piece of information people see about your film, so it’s critical to leave a good impression. I can tell you from personal experience that you will recite this log line continuously during the production and distribution of your film, so make sure you love it.Summary of TopicThe summary is a longer and more detailed version of your log line. Usually, you’ll want to summarize your topic in one to two pages. This is when you begin to really make a case for your film and its relevance. Something to keep in mind is that a treatment is creative. Don’t write it like you would an essay in high school. Write in a captivating and entertaining manner. This is the first chance your reader has to see your narrative voice in action.Narrative SynopsisYour narrative synopsis starts to break down the themes and story arcs of your film — in depth. It demonstrates the framework of your film, and this is where you’ll detail the progression of your story and characters. This is also where the reader can see your directorial vision. After reading the synopsis, the reader should understand how the story will play out and how the characters will develop.last_img read more

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UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: La Salle targets three-peat

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “We’re back to zero,” said defending MVP and team captain Mary Joy Baron in Filipino. “The past season’s title will be our motivation because we know we have to defend the championship.”“But the team will have a new composition, Michelle [Cobb] will now be our setter, so for me everything’s back to zero,” added Baron.Cobb, who is on her second year, will take on the place Fajardo, who won three Best Setter awards.Baron and the other veterans, though, promised to make it easy for Cobb to transition from a substitute to the team’s main playmaker.“They [the veterans] were very flexible towards their relationship with me,” said Cobb. “They’re adjusting and they’re always telling me that if I draw the ire of coach Ramil [De Jesus] they’ll just keep motivating me and telling me that I am part of the backbone of the team.”ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Beau Belga not slowing down despite trade rumors AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Head coach: Ramil De JesusLast Season: 11-3 (no.2 seed, champion)Key holdovers: Mary Joy Baron, Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, Desiree Cheng, Aduke OgunsanyaKey loss: Kim FajardoADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ De La Salle is gunning for its third straight title in the UAAP women’s volleyball championship, but such a daunting task isn’t new for the mighty Lady Spikers.The last team to successfully go on a three-peat was La Salle when the girls in green-and-white won the big trophy from Seasons 73 to 75.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd the Lady Spikers have set their sights on a sixth championship in eight years, the most titles in an eight-year period since University of Santo Tomas won seven straight from 1985 to 1991.La Salle, however, will go into Season 80 on a new slate especially after the iconic setter Kim Fajardo graduated in 2017. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kianna Dy, Season 78’s Finals MVP, was there for Cobb when things got too difficult for the sophomore setter.“I actually told her that her style of play is different from ate Kim’s so we don’t necessarily want her to be exactly like ate Kim,” said Dy. “She has her own strengths, her own weaknesses, ate Kim has her won strengths and her own weaknesses.”“I just tell her to do her best and that we’re all behind her and that she’s not alone,” added Dy.And with the veterans showing support for their young 18-year-old setter, another figurehead in the team is confident La sale won’t go down easily.Dawn Macandili, who was named as the 2nd Best Libero in the 2017 AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, promised La Salle would be there until the very end to defend the crown.“My confidence is really high right now with this team,” said Macandili in Fiipino. “My teammates are there, my coaches are there to throw us their support no matter what so I’m really confident we’ll go a long way this year.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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