African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

SCI partners with Starbucks to draw attention to seafarers

first_imgSCI partners with Starbucks to draw attention to seafarers Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [The Seaman’s Church Institute] When grabbing a Starbucks this winter, you may see something out of the ordinary in the refrigerated beverage section of select New Jersey stores: iced tea bottles topped with seafarer watch caps. Seafarers’ charity the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) aims to raise awareness of the work of international seafarers.A hidden and frequently disremembered workforce, seafarers bring things like cell phones, blue jeans, cars and most of the ingredients in bottled beverages to this country. In fact, seafarers transport over 90 percent of all imported goods. They spend long periods of time away from home and family (many contracts extend between six and nine months), navigate unpredictable waters and weather and face the threat of pirates, who in 2012 have attacked a reported 278 vessels worldwide (Source: ICC International Maritime Bureau [IMB]).To draw attention to the work of seafarers, North America’s largest mariners’ service agency, SCI, enlisted the support of 12 Starbucks retail stores close to Port Newark, New Jersey, the East Coast’s largest port. Starbucks management has agreed to dress up Tazo Iced Tea bottles with miniature handknit wooly hats—hats like the ones that keep seafarers warm on journeys across the sea.The miniature hats come in a variety of shapes and colors, mirroring the uniqueness and diversity of seafarers and their voyages. Volunteers from around the country handcraft each one. To date, more than 175 knitters have contributed 2,173 TEAny Hats.Inspired by guerrilla yarn bombing projects, SCI and New Jersey Starbucks management hope to use knitted and crocheted hats to reframe the way people look at everyday items. “It will be an unexpected sight,” says Paige Sato, director of SCI’s Christmas at Sea volunteer knitting program, “to see all of those bottles with little hats. We want people to ask, ‘What’s this all about?’ and read the tag and consider how things from overseas actually get here.”The hats bear a label with the signature of the volunteer knitter along with information about maritime commerce and a website link to learn more about seafarers. “Baby, it’s cold outside,” it begins, “but especially on the ocean this winter.”“Seafarers make a big difference in the lives of all Americans,” says SCI’s President and Executive Director the Rev. David M. Rider, “and most of the time they work without recognition from a world that depends on them.” This holiday season, Rider and seafarer supporters hope 1,200 miniature wooly hats fill consumers with grateful hearts and informed minds. Look for them on select New Jersey Starbucks store shelves beginning Dec. 15. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Dec 14, 2012 center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ December 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm Great idea! Mission to Sea’men’ hopefully could Chang it’s name. Seafarers have been plying the seas for Ages and we fail to thank them so often. Rector Bath, NC The Rev’d Canon Victoria Hatch says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (1) Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSWeek in Review Previous articleParts of Apopka being sprayed for mosquitoes Monday nightNext articleSuzanne Kidd hopes to replace an icon on the City Council Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Apopka City Hall Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 5 stories that shaped Apopka’s news weekApopka Police Department keeps stability during state of emergencyKilsheimer bounces back with a big fundraising monthSuzanne Kidd enters the race for Seat #1Iconic pastor comes to Apopka on a mission to eradicate homelessnessIf we lose, you loselast_img read more

House GO17 / jaf arquitectura

first_imgArchDaily Uruguay Save this picture!© Javier Villasuso+ 21Curated by Danae Santibañez Share House GO17 / jaf arquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse GO17 / jaf arquitectura Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903063/house-go17-jaf-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Houses House GO17 / jaf arquitectura Architects: jaf arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img CopyHouses•Durazno, Uruguay Projects 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903063/house-go17-jaf-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Javier VillasusoExpansion Area:32 m2Interior Area:69 m2Authors:Juan Andrés Fernandez, Valentín Eyheralde, Daniela Navarro, Rosana PortaCity:DuraznoCountry:UruguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier VillasusoRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Ovidio and Shirley’s home, a shelter in 69m2. Three sectors with their own character: two solid and compact volumes that contain a space of variable limits for the daily life.Save this picture!© Javier VillasusoTo the front, a volume containing the kitchen and includes the accesses to the house, the pedestrian and the vehicular. A space that frames and contains, of crossing and service.Save this picture!PlanIn the background, the intimate volume, the space of privacy and shelter, the bedrooms combined with services such as bathroom, circulation, barbecue and laundry.Save this picture!© Javier VillasusoIn the middle, the social area, framed and cared by the two volumes, without more elements than the roof and the floor, a flexible space that transcends the apparent limits, a combination of garage – living – dining room – terrace. Its configuration allows it to form three spaces of different character, or close itself in a single interior-exterior space. The inhabitants have the power to appropriate the social area available according to their tastes or needs, temporary or permanent. Because of its visual and spatial opening, it extends even beyond the area of the house, appropriating the green space that surrounds it.Save this picture!© Javier VillasusoIn the skin of the container volumes, the main element is the brick, manufactured in the region of ​​Minas, Uruguay. A careful study of the dimensions and possible modulations of this material was developed, achieving an interesting texture that combines two ways of use of the same material. Special care was taken in the harmony between the color tone of the brick with the other textures of the project (concrete, wood and gray), and that it coexisted adequately with the surrounding green.Save this picture!© Javier VillasusoProject gallerySee allShow lessBike Path / Batlle i Roig ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsAIA Announces 2018 Film Challenge WinnersArchitecture News Share Photographs CopyAbout this officejaf arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDuraznoUruguayPublished on October 10, 2018Cite: “House GO17 / jaf arquitectura” [Vivienda GO17 / jaf arquitectura] 10 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Gaston Loft / Biombo Architects

first_imgArchitects: Biombo Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Sika, Dulux, Dekson, GERMANY BRILLIANT, INDICO BALI, Modena, TERRAZO, TOTO INDONESIA, Trimble NavigationLead Architect :Nacho Atienza, Bea AlejandreDesign Team:Biombo ArchitectsClients:Raquel and GastonEngineering & Construction:Karya Maju JayaEngineering:Karya Maju JayaConstruction:Karya Maju JayaCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. This loft is built on an area of 100 m2 (4 are). It has a storage, 1 loft bedroom on the 1st floor, 1 bathroom, kitchen and living room on the ground floor, as well as a private pool and a garden. The main concept used in designing the loft is iron structures, rendering cement, and natural wood, gives a industrial touch balanced with warm features. For the expose structure, we using HEB iron beams and columns. All walls are made of polish cement with uneven texture.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© KIEThe ceiling section we using wood strip. In designing this loft we keep large openings from doors and windows to create cross ventilation. The doors and windows that we designed are use a 6x4cm black steel frame and glass so that the light that comes in is more optimal and the view that we get from the inside to outside is more attractive.Save this picture!© KIEThis loft is also designed to make residents feel comfortable, with a wide and build in L shape sofa design to make it more relax when watching TV and when gathering, with the addition of a planter box, it means that there is greening inside the room, a large sunbed to relax more while sunbathing and enjoying the sun when you’re in the pool deck.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Section – DThe roof design on this loft building uses a roof with 2 different levels with the aim of the mezzanine above getting natural light, facilitating the flow of rainwater evacuation, and further adding to the aesthetics of the building façade. Overall, the loft in has a predominantly gray color, a little black from the window door frames, and brown from the use of wood in the furniture and ceiling.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessSchool by a School / Studio Nauta + De Zwarte HondSelected ProjectsB-TECH Towers / TSK Architects + Huayi DesignSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Bali, IndonesiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953550/gaston-loft-biombo-architects Clipboard Indonesia Area:  60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  KIE Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© KIE+ 20Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects 2020 Gaston Loft / Biombo Architects ArchDailycenter_img Photographs “COPY” Year:  CopyHospitality Architecture, Loft•Indonesia Hospitality Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953550/gaston-loft-biombo-architects Clipboard Gaston Loft / Biombo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGaston Loft / Biombo Architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBiombo ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftBaliOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on December 20, 2020Cite: “Gaston Loft / Biombo Architects” 19 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

First-year students are popular attendees at theCrew events

first_imgReddIt ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Bluebonnet Circle workout studio owner stresses importance of community TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Test anxiety, pressure on college students more common now than in past Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Unpaid internships: history, insight and TCU students’ stories Monica Dziak Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Monica Dziakhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/monica-dziak/ Junior mathematics major Nate Clark stopped by the “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” event on his way out of the BLUU. Clark said he doesn’t attend theCrew’s events as much as he did his first year at TCU because he lives off campus now.“When I did go to the events, it really helped me be with different freshmen and sophomores,” Clark said. “theCrew helps promote community and TCU and helps students take a break from studying.”James said theCrew is discussing and planning events in Worth Hills to get older students involved, but she said she isn’t sure how it’ll turn out because it’s still a new project.Not Found printtheCrew is seeing more first-year students than other classes, including at the club’s “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” event Sept. 24 in the Brown-Lupton University Union.Team leader for theCrew Alicia James said the organization’s goal for such an event as is to brighten students’ days.“We have freshmen who may have been having a rough week,” James said. “We want to help get them out of themselves and their own boxes for a second.”James said she couldn’t think of a better opportunity to do that than a silly event like this.“Should’ve Been a Cowboy” had a mechanical bull for students to ride, games and Western-themed giveaways.This particular event is one of theCrew’s most popular out of the 12-13 they put on a semester. Other favorites are “Mikey The Monkey” and the roller skating rink in the Campus Recreation Center.Some first-year students agree that the “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” event helped distract them and also make connections on campus.“It relieves stress during a hectic school week, and it’s also great to meet new friends,” Tahlia Wilson-Nealy, a first-year psychology major, said.Sarah Riley, a first-year biology major, agreed.“It’s great to be distracted from class and have some fun at the rodeo,” she said.Team leader for theCrew Jim Pfluger said first-year students are the ones who attend theCrew’s events most often out of any other class at TCU.“Freshmen are the ones who see something on campus and think, ‘This looks really interesting, let’s see what this is,’ and that’s how they meet people,” Pfluger said.Pfluger said he often doesn’t see non first-year students at events.“A lot of upperclassmen think it’s not cool or a waste of money,” Pfluger said. “That’s disheartening sometimes because I know all the joy it brings to some people.”Pfluger also said he wishes he could get more older students to attend theCrew’s events because he hears positive feedback from the students who do attend.“Freshmen come up to me all the time saying how much they love the event, or how much they remember about it from a few weeks ago, or they’ll tell me they met someone at an event, and I think that’s so cool,” Pfluger said.Pfluger added that while he wants to reach out and get more older students at events, he’s not quite sure how to do that yet. + posts TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Twitter Twitter Linkedin Monica is a senior journalism major and political science minor and film double minor from Houston, TX. Previous articleTCU students travel to Austin for ACLNext articleMen’s golf takes first place at Connecticut Cup Monica Dziak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin TCU considering on-campus centralized testing centerlast_img read more

Two men in court following Garvagh shooting

first_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – December 11, 2017 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter Two men, aged 26 and 28, will appear at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court this morning after shots were fired in the centre of Garvagh at round 3 o’clock yesterday morning.The 26-year-old man has been charged with offences including attempted murder, carrying a firearm in a public place and discharging a firearm in a public place.The 28-year-old man has been charged with assisting an offender. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Two men in court following Garvagh shooting Previous articleNew Dunfanaghy Primary Care Centre to proceedNext articleConfirmed School Closures Monday December 11th News Highland Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Wilson, No. 11 BYU eye 7-0 start against Western Kentucky

first_img Written by October 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Wilson, No. 11 BYU eye 7-0 start against Western Kentucky Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Zach WIlson FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailZach Wilson and the 11th-ranked BYU Cougars have a chance to become only the fourth team in school history to start the season 7-0.They face a 2-4 Western Kentucky team at LaVell Edwards Stadium this weekend.The 2001 Cougars team, along with the ’84 and ’79 squads, won their opening seven games.The Cougars are averaging 45 points a game and allowing just 14 . This could be a trap game, given the Cougars face a ranked Boise State team the following week. Associated Presslast_img read more

Pet food recall issued over salmonella concerns

first_img Twitter Pinterest By Tommie Lee – March 31, 2021 0 360 (95.3 MNC) An Indiana pet food company has issued a recall due to salmonella issues.Midwestern Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall of a number of dog and cat food brands, including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Meridian, Pro Pac, Sportmix, and Venture, after discovering the potential contamination during a routine inspection.It comes just three months after they had to recall pet foods due to a poison risk. You can find a link to the full FDA recall details by clicking here. WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pet food recall issued over salmonella concerns Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Previous articleIs April 6th too soon to lift Indiana’s mask mandate?Next articleElkhart County testing new voting machines on Thursday Tommie Leelast_img read more

Press release: Record number of schoolgirls make digital waves but women still under-represented in the cyber security sector

first_img There remains a severe lack of diversity in the cyber industry. Cyber security is among the most important aspects of our national defence today, so we need talent from every part of society enriching our workforces. Women have been pioneers in security and technology, and we want to see this reflected in the cyber security sector too. Women make up just 11% of the global cyber security workforce Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington MP, calls for more to be done to encourage women into the cyber security industry As well as reaching out to the cyber-pros of tomorrow, NCSC launches new online training tool to meet security demands of today Cyber-savvy female students who took part in an online competition founded by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) were praised today in a speech by David Lidington. Speaking at the ‘Women in Security Network’ conference, the Minister for the Cabinet Office also warned that more needs to be done to open up opportunities in cyber security for women.Nearly 12,000 girls aged 12 – 13 from across the UK took part in the competition in 2019, which was launched by the NCSC as part of the CyberFirst initiative. The competition breaks down gender barriers by encouraging girls to engage with cyber security before they make their GCSE choices, with over 24,000 female students having taken part since the competition was launched in 2016. Promising youngsters from across the UK have been attending cyber security courses throughout the year, with some securing bursaries and apprenticeships through the CyberFirst programme.However, with women accounting for just 7% of the cyber security workforce across Europe, David Lidington called for more to be done to encourage women into the sector: As well as reaching out to the cyber professionals of tomorrow, the NCSC has developed an online learning tool to give workers of today the skills they need to protect themselves from potential cyber attacks.Aimed at SMEs, charities and the voluntary sector, the brand new, targeted 30-minute programme ‘Stay Safe Online: Top Tips for Staff’ educates users about how attacks happen, where vulnerabilities lie and how to defend themselves. During his speech, David Lidington said the new training package will empower any user – not just cyber experts – to play their part in boosting their organisations’ cyber resilience.Commenting on the new software, Clare Gardiner, NCSC Director of Engagement, said: We all have a part to play in making the UK the safest place to live and work online. Employees are vital in helping keep their organisations’ networks safe and need to be aware of how to protect themselves. Our recent Cyber Survey discovered that 25% of organisations don’t see cyber security as a top priority and we hope this tool will empower staff to start conversations around best practice.  Once people are more cyber literate as a whole, we hope to see this having a positive impact on the diversity of people that are interested in working in the sector.last_img read more