Appointments have been made for a term of 3 years. Claire Feehily, Sarah Flannigan and Rene Olivieri will start their terms on 01 March 2018 to 28 February 2021, whilst Maria Adebowale- Schwarte and David Stocker will start their terms on 16 May 2018 to 15 May 2021.Maria Adebowale- SchwarteMaria is an inclusive place and urban renewal strategist, and the Founding Director of LivingSpace Project, a place making and green space think tank and consultancy.She has over twenty-five years of hands on and strategic expertise in national andinternational organisations with a major place, heritage, environment and grant makingfocus. And, has been an advisor for several funding programmes, amongst others, the BigLottery, NESTA, Artists Project Earth and Natural England.Maria’s current public appointment roles include a board member of the EnvironmentAgency, the Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s South East Committee, and aCommissioner on the Mayor of London’s Sustainable Development Commission. She’s alsoa former commissioner of English Heritage.She holds a first degree in Organisational Studies and Business Law from the University ofLancaster, a Masters in International Law from SOAS, University of London, and is arecipient of a Clore Social Leadership Fellowship.Maria’s the author of the book ‘The Place Making factor’ based on her research andexperience of using place led thinking as a disruptor of siloed grant making andphilanthropy.Claire FeehilyClaire is a qualified accountant and MBA and has particular expertise in financial and risk governance, and in helping organisations to engage properly with those who use services and to learn from what they say.She has more than 30 years’ experience at executive and then non-executive levels across the public and charitable sectors.Board non-executive experience includes serving on three NHS boards since 2010, and Claire is currently a non-executive director at Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust, following four years as Chair of Healthwatch Gloucestershire.Currently, Claire has one other government appointment as NEBM and Audit Chair at the National Archive (Remuneration approx 12k per annum).She also holds board positions with The Guinness Partnership (to September 2018), Alliance Homes and volunteers as a Trustee with Stroud and Cotswolds Citizens Advice and as a Committee member with the National Trust.Claire’s academic background was originally in modern history and she completed a first degree at King’s College London and worked in the archive of the War Studies Dept. there. She later gained a PhD in English in 2008 from London University, examining the political debate about how to teach the humanities and literary heritage, and taught at Birkbeck College and the School of Advanced Study. She has particular research and teaching interests in Cultural Memory and has published on the memorialisation of military conflict. She is currently working on the University of Bradford archive of Dr William Allchin, POW, psychiatrist and peace builder.Sarah FlanniganSarah has been Chief Information Officer at EDF Energy since 2016. She was previously CIO at the National Trust where she led a major 3 year digital transformation programme. Sarah was named “European CIO of the Year” in 2017. She is a member of the Board of Trustees at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and of the Board of Governors at Wells Cathedral School.Rene OlivieriRené Olivieri was for many years the chief executive of the international scientific and scholarly publisher, Blackwell Publishing. Under him Blackwell became the leading publishing partner for scientific academic and professional societies world-wide. He continues to mentor senior management teams in the media and technology sectors on innovation, new business models and cultural change. He is a non-executive director of IOP Publishing and has also been the Chair of several start-up companies.He continues to play a role in the development of higher education. He served on the Board of the Higher Education Funding Council for England between 2008 and 2014 and is a member of the Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors at Oxford University. René is passionate about protecting the natural environment and improving farmed animal welfare.Between 2012 and 2017 he was the Chair of the Wildlife Trusts and, prior to this, Chair of Tubney Charitable Trust.He takes a keen interest in the performing arts, and particularly in regional theatre. He has been the Chair of the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry and he and his wife are long-time supporters of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-on- Avon.David StockerDavid is hon. visiting professor at the University of Leeds and works in the heritage sector in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. He has worked as an archaeologist and architectural historian in the heritage sector since 1978 and has held posts with many heritage charities, English Heritage (1986-2012) and the Heritage Lottery Fund, where he sits on the East Midlands Committee.David’s interests lie principally within medieval archaeology (buildings, churches, settlement and landscape), about which he has written many articles and books.He is currently a trustee of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, trustee and President of the Lincoln Record Society, and also Council for British Archaeology (CBA) nominee to the Council of the National Trust.The role is remunerated at £6,560 per annum. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Maria Adebowale- Schwarte, Sarah Flannigan, Rene Olivieri and David Stocker have declared no such political activity. Claire Feehily has confirmed that she is a member of the Labour Party and that she pays an annual membership subscription.
Would You Still Love Me If… Off-Broadway drama! Kathleen Turner, the star of Would You Still Love Me If…, will now also direct the production, replacing Nona Gerard (no reason given). Meanwhile, Roya Shanks (The Slap) has been tapped to step in for co-star Deborah Cox (something to do with “increasing conflicts with the play’s October performance schedule”).The world premiere of John S. Anastasi’s love story that tackles the issue of transgender identity will still begin previews on September 26. Opening night remains scheduled for October 10 at New World Stages.Would You Still Love Me If…is the story of Danya and Addison, caring intelligent young women with a promising future and a baby on the way, but there’s a lifelong secret that threatens to destroy all they hold dear—prompting the profound question…why do we love who we love?In addition to Turner and Shanks, the cast will include Rebecca Brooksher and Sofia Jean Gomez. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2015 View Comments
Kolarov, a £16million signing from Lazio in 2010, has been impressed by the job Serbian compatriot Sinisa Mihajlovic has done at Sampdoria, who are currently third in Serie A. “I’d like to return to Italy, but it’s difficult,” he told Sky Italia. “I’m happy for Mihajlovic; he’s doing very well, as are Lazio. “They’re having a great season and I hope they can end it in third or even second place.” Kolarov is contracted with City until 2017 having signed a new deal last summer after a good campaign. He felt that showed the club had long-term faith in him but he has been less impressive this season, in line with the team’s performances, which have fuelled debate about his future. “Last season I played a lot and I think I proved to people in the club that they can believe in me and the result was that I was offered a new contract and I was happy to sign,” he added. The 29-year-old has featured 24 times this season, seven of which have been as substitute, as manager Manuel Pellegrini has regularly rotated his full-backs. However, he has started only 11 league matches and is viewed as one of the players whose position may be under threat in a summer clear-out at City if, as looks increasingly likely, they cannot catch Chelsea to retain their title. Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov admits a return to Italy appeals to him. Press Association
Head coach of home-based Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, says he intends to use the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup as a platform to prepare for the 2019 Championship for African Nations (CHAN).On Wednesday, Yusuf named an 18-man squad to represent Nigeria at the regional football tournament which kicks off in Ghana this weekend.The core of the team is made up of players who represented the country in last month’s CHAN qualifiers against Benin Republic – with Nigeria winning 2-1 on aggregate over two legs to qualify for the biennial championship.“The WAFU would help us perfect our team for CHAN,” Yusuf told busybuddiesng.com.Nigeria’s record in CHAN is one that needs much improvement as the West African nation failed to qualify for the first two editions of the competition, before finishing third in 2014 and getting eliminated at the group stage in 2016.With the next edition billed for January 2018, The WAFU Cup comes at, perhaps, the best time for the most populous black nation on earth, and Yusuf has a chance to take a close look at players he could take to CHAN. “I still believe that one or two players would still come after the WAFU [cup] for that team,” Yusuf said. “My believe is the people we called now would give the team more strength in attack because we called players that have been doing very well in their teams.“We changed some players because they couldn’t perform what we expected them to perform, so we had to give other players an opportunity to play,” the coach said. Nigeria will playoff against Sierra Leone in the first round of the tournament, afterwhich eight teams will emerge for a group phase competition. The tournament takes place from the 9th – 24th of September.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/salisu-wafu-06sep17.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedNigeria To Host 2021 WAFU Cup TournamentJuly 18, 2018In “Africa”CHAN 2020: Home-Based Eagles Ready To ‘Make Nigeria Proud’ Against Togo – Anaemena (AUDIO)October 18, 2019In “CHAN”CHAN 2020: Eagles B Intensify Preparations For TogoOctober 16, 2019In “National Team”