Outrage at second hammer attack on scenic picnic area

first_imgVandals have attacked a stone picnic bench at Horn Head outside Dunfanaghy.This is the second attack on the scenic bench in less than a year.The bench, which was funded by the local Tidy Towns committee, was first attacked in December of last year. The picnic bench was restored but vandals have struck again in recent weeks.Gardai have appealed to anybody who has information about the attacks to contact them.They also directly appealed to the vandals to desist from their attacks.Outrage at second hammer attack on scenic picnic area was last modified: October 1st, 2019 by StephenShare 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) Tags:attackdonegalDunfanaghyHAMMERHorn Headpicniclast_img read more


Vacancies – Stakeholder Relationship Manager: Civil Society

first_imgVacancies – Stakeholder Relationship Manager: Civil SocietyApply for the “Stakeholder Relationship Manager: Civil Society” vacancy by emailing: [email protected] your contact details.Attach your CV document.DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONSSalary: R 758, 905 – R 992,058 (TCTC)Minimum years experience needed:5+Valid From:2017-05-26To:2017-06-09Job Description:To manage and influence relationships with key stakeholders as prioritised in the strategic plan, to extend Brand South Africa’s Marketing and Communications objectives. To play a key relationship manager role in the definition and delivery of projects by assessing the needs and expectations of stakeholders and ensure that they are effectively addressed. To leverage stakeholder resources effective and efficiently. The Strategic Relationship Manager is the main Brand South Africa custodian of these relationships with stakeholders for the sustainability of all collaborations.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science / Economics / Social Science / Sales and Marketing / Business Management or equivalentPreferred: Postgraduate degree in Political Science / Economics / Sales and Marketing / Business Management (e.g. MBA)5+ years combined experience in marketing, communications, public relations, stakeholder relations, (account management) at a senior levelTrack record of successfully brokering/negotiating collaborations and joint ventures in a highly political / pressured environmentComprehensive understanding of the political and legislative environment (domestic and international.Comprehensive understanding of the political, socio-economic and legislative environment (domestic and international)Thorough knowledge of the workings of the business and macro-economic environment (domestic and international)An understanding of the civil society environmentWorking knowledge of systems and processes and how they contribute to organisational performanceAdvanced knowledge of how to determine value from a customer perspectiveList of skills needed:Key Performance Areas:1) Contribute to the development of the overall stakeholder management strategyEstablish the correct networks and channels and provide input on portfolio priorities, plans and budgets.Feed market insights into the overall knowledge management system.2) Contribute to the development of programme specific projects and initiativesWith reference to Brand South Africa’s business plan and signed agreements with priority stakeholders, unpack, research, workshop and help develop implementation plans to activate the delivery of a project/initiative/campaign in line with the integrated marketing and communications programme and stakeholder expectations.Contribute to media plans and publications.Establish relationships with the right decision-makers and influencers and canvass all input from geographic and stakeholder plans and target group information.3) Sell the project/initiative/campaign plan for buy-in and approval (sign-off) with the stakeholder priority base (levels, locations, platforms, decision-makers, beneficiaries)Sell the project/campaign/initiative to the relevant stakeholder bases and decision-makers / beneficiaries to ensure buy-in in terms of the content, tone, roll-out mechanism(s), budget, audience target(s), collaborative ownership, timelines and output.Feedback stakeholder inputs, research, scanning of the environment, and other relevant information (budgets, changing priorities) back to Marketing and Communications for refinement and amendment in the activation plans to ensure sign-off.4) Facilitate and manage the stakeholder relationships in the delivery of the projects/campaign/initiative plansFacilitate, drive, and maintain the established relationships with key stakeholders on the signed-off projects/initiatives to ensure that delivery happens on schedule and that expectations, perceptions, feedback are managed actively and successfully.This also involves, on occasion, actual organising and delivery of meetings, events and functions.5) Compliance, monitoring and reporting.Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the stakeholder-implemented initiatives (including risks) and reflect this in the quarterly reporting in accordance with the contracted performance measurement and business plan scorecard of the organisation.To scan the wider policy environment to identify and exploit opportunities for future work where supportive of the strategic aims of Brand South Africa and to develop leads to establish relationships with policy makers and influencers and identify opportunities for joint future work where appropriate. (E.g. new international relations strategy, diplomacy rules for sectors and geographic regions).Ensure adherence to the project corporate identity, copyright, appropriate representation, referencing, necessary Brand South Africa support to effect the objectives of the stakeholder roll-out plans.This function also entails brand monitoring to ensure brand alignment.Monitor resource spend and financial expenditure in accordance with the approved project plans.Support Brand South Africa team members by providing capacity and information when neededTo participate actively in the advisory clusters6) Organisational management and governanceCompliance and implementation of the corporate identityDevelop policiesPerformance management of relevant supplier relations and inputting the specs for supplier relations management (where the supplier performance management system sits in Operations) and contributing to the SLAsSupport Brand South Africa team members by providing capacity and information when neededTo participate actively in the advisory clusters7) Compliance, Monitoring and reporting (including risk)Develop systems for monitoring and gathering knowledge on the activity of government, parliament and stakeholder organisations, informing the rest of the senior management team and contribute by offering advice on appropriate action and follow-up.Develop and deliver communication plans to promote and maximise the impact of Brand South Africa. This will, from time to time, include contributing to media plans and publications.Monitor and report on departmental plansMonitor the achievement of departmental plans through monthly and quarterly progress reports (on content, financial and staff, etc)Monitor & evaluate the effectiveness of the stakeholder management strategy (including risks) and reflect this in the quarterly report in accordance with the developed performance measurement structure of the organisation.Monitoring and reporting on departmental plans8) Staff management and developmentDelegate work assignments and tasks to appropriate individuals, providing sufficient direction so desired business outcomes can be achieved.Provide direct reports with leadership, direction, and coaching to achieve work objectives and improve performance and skills.Performance Management – ensure that team members achieve their Performance Objectives as per individual agreements.Staff development, motivation and trainingRecruit respective staff and select9) Financial management/ oversight and complianceBudget planning and allocation and monitor expenditure in accordance with strategic objectives and ensure compliance with relevant policies.Manage financial resources cost effectively.Apply for the “Stakeholder Relationship Manager: Civil Society” vacancy by emailing: [email protected] your contact details.Attach your CV document.last_img read more


2017 Junior Market Lamb Show

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion: Bailee Amstutz, Richwood (Grade Champion)Res. Grand Champion: Carly Gump, Fletcher (Grade Res. Champion)Third: Carly Gump, Fletcher (Natural Colored Champion)Fourth: Erin Dilger-Lawrence (Natural Colored Res. Champion)Fifth: Carly Gump, Fletcher (Hampshire Champion)Youth exhibitors entered 711 lambs in the 2017 Junior Market Lamb Show. Here are more results from the 2017 show:Judge Miles Gibbs, Del Rio, TexasPhotos by Mindi Brookhart. HampshireChamp: Carly Gump, FletcherRes. Champ: Bailee Amstutz, Richwood ShropshireChamp: Kayla Ritter, Montgomery CountyRes. Champ: Sarah Young, Leesburg SouthdownsChampion: Mylee Shatto, Ft LoramieRes. Champion: Kole Justin, Richwood SuffolkChampion: Austin Hunker, BellevueRes. Champion: Elizabeth Shatto, Ft. Loramie DorsetChampion: Jada Shroyer, DeGraffRes. Champion: Jada Shroyer, DeGraff MontadaleChampion: Zane Melvin, RadnorRes. Champion: Andrew Guthrie, Washington C.H. OxfordChampion: Erin Dilger Lawrence, HebronRes. Champion: Elizabeth Shatto, Ft. Loramie AOBChampion: Andrew Guthrie, Washington C.H.Res. Champion: McKala Grauel, Ridgeway Brockle-faceChampion: Chloe Gump, FletcherRes. Champion: Justin Howell, Danville Natural ColoredChampion: Carly Gump, FletcherRes. Champion: Erin Dilger Lawrence, Hebron GradeChamp: Bailee Amstutz, RichwoodRes. Champ: Carly Gump, Fletcher  Kayla Ritter, 18, from Montgomery County had the Champion Shropshire. Craig Schiff, 15, from Clinton County shows his Shropshire. Andrew Guthrie, 12, from Fayette County shows his Shropshire. Paige Teeters, 15, from Highland County shows her Brockle-face lamb Mya Carrick, 9, from Attica braces her Natural Colored lamb. Exhibitors lead their lambs around the ring. Chloe Gump from Fletcher braces her lamb for the judge. Alisha Rader, 16, from Eaton focuses on the judge. Justin Mason, 14, from Coshocton County shows his Montadale lamb. Judge Miles Gibbs Austin Hunker, 14, Bellevue, watches the judge. Sara Young, 17, from Highland County keeps eye contact with the judge with her Suffolk. Taylor Hannan, 14, from Wood County shows her Suffolk. Caleb Kieser, 12, from Darke County waits for the judge to review his lamb. Shropshire exhibitors wait for the judge’s placing. Liz Schiff, 12, from Clinton County looks to the judge. Addilyn Bryant, 9, from Ashland sets up her Crossbred lamb. Exhibitors waiting for the judge. Crossbred lambs. Cameron Lake, 16, from New Concord shows his lamb to the judge. Carly Gump of Fletcher wins Champion Natural Colored lamb. Grade champion drive Grade champion drive Grade champion drive Grade champion drive Grade champion drive Bailee Amstutz gets the handshake for champion. Champion drive Champion drive Erin Dilger-Lawrence positions her lamb in the champion drive. Champion drive Carly Gump braces her champion Hampshire in the Champion Drive. Champion Drive 2017 Champion Drivelast_img read more


A healthy dose of dance

first_imgEvery individual is tempted to learn one or more dance forms in their lifetime. Children today ask for different dance forms, when encouraged by parents to take up an activity. In an attempt to solve this problem of beginners, and give a healthy twist to children’s lifestyle, CLK Dance Institute is an institute committed to provide children and youth the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and artistically through the discipline of dance. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’CLK offers 20 types of different dance styles which include Jazz, Semi Classical, Bollywood, Salsa, Tap Dance, Ballroom dancing, Contemporary, Hip-hop, B-boying, Street dance, Locking n Popping, Ballet, Creative dancing, Krumping, Belly dancing, Jive, Walt, Cha Cha Cha, Old school musical, Bachata and Folk dance of India. CLK provides choreography for schools, corporate companies, family and wedding functions with different themes. They also provide Aerobics, Yoga, Power yoga, Meditation and stretching and toning exercises in different packages. They work on dance therapy which includes psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance steps to support intellectual, emotional and soul of the body. It helps to overcome depression, stress and day to day challenges for any age groups.last_img read more