NSW arts and culture gets $5 million boost

first_imgNSW arts and culture gets $5 million boost Minister of StateThe NSW Government is investing more than $5 million in the state’s arts and cultural sector through Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program.Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin announced 97 recipients throughout NSW will share in $5.045 million funding to deliver arts and cultural activity, with nearly 60 per cent of funded activity occurring in Western Sydney and Regional NSW.Mr Harwin said the funding will support projects that are key to the state’s cultural life and contribute to a thriving and connected arts and cultural sector.“This funding will support programs and projects estimated to employ over 6000 artists and reach more than 1.4 million people across the state. We know the people of NSW want to return to theatres, galleries and festivals and to show their support for the sector after such a challenging year.“Arts and cultural organisations and individual artists in regional NSW will benefit from more than $1.7 million in funding as the NSW Government continues to show its commitment to supporting the recovery of local communities.“Round 1 also includes more than $535,000 for projects and programs that are Aboriginal-led or have a significant focus on First Nations content, including support for Sunshine Super Girl – The Evonne Goolagong Story by Andrea James to take the stage at this year’s All-Australian Sydney Festival, and funding for a new public program at the Armidale Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place.“The new Artform Advisory Boards have made recommendations that reflect the strength and diversity of NSW’s arts and cultural life, with programs set to boost engagement and employment opportunities across the state,” said Mr Harwin.A full list of Round 1 recipients is available online. All applications were assessed against published criteria and ranked in order of merit by the Artform Advisory Boards.Round 2 of Create NSW’s 2020/21 Creative Koori, Project and Annual Organisation funding will open on 1 February 2021. For further information on arts, screen and cultural funding, including targeted support opportunities, visit the Create NSW website. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Armidale, Arts, Australia, culture, employment, festival, Government, Internet, Minister, New South Wales, NSW, project, super, Sydney, visit, website, Western Sydneylast_img read more

Rahm the true can’t-miss prospect of 2016

first_imgBack in April, just as we started to process the shock of Jordan Spieth’s Masters collapse, the golf world fell in love with a can’t-miss kid. Bryson DeChambeau had received plenty of attention the year prior, chasing his NCAA individual title by steamrolling through the field at the U.S. Amateur. DeChambeau had remained an amateur afterward, compiling a self-described “internship” of early-season sponsor invites after his college team was barred from postseason play. He made the most of those opportunities, finished low amateur at Augusta National and promptly tied for fourth in his first pro start, a dazzling debut at the RBC Heritage where he led the field in strokes gained tee-to-green. Beyond the unique fashion and single-length clubs and penchant for floating golf balls in epsom salt stood a talented player, one who appeared poised to make the rare jump from amateur to Tour card with only a handful of starts at his disposal. It was a sound theory at the time, but it also may have distracted from the fact that the true can’t-miss prospect of 2016 was still just finishing up his final exams. Jon Rahm didn’t turn pro until after the U.S. Open in June. While DeChambeau has largely stalled out since Harbour Town, a malaise that includes Thursday’s 2-over 72 at the Travelers Championship, Rahm is quickly making up for lost time. Travelers Championship: Articles, photos and videos The former Arizona State standout bettered DeChambeau by seven shots in the opening round at TPC River Highlands, carding a 5-under 65 that included a 30 on the back nine and put him one shot off the early pace. “I mean, 5 under, I would’ve taken it no question start of the day,” Rahm said. “Overall, pretty balanced day. I will say 5 under is, even if it was a big difference between the nines, a pretty balanced score.” Rahm’s talent and potential have been on display for years. When he turned pro, he was the top-ranked amateur in the world and had already cracked the top 10 at both the Waste Management Phoenix Open and OHL Classic at Mayakoba as an amateur in 2015. But the speed with which the strapping Spaniard has adjusted to the play-for-pay scene is remarkable. Like DeChambeau, Rahm surprised in his first professional start, a T-3 finish at the Quicken Loans National that reinstated his spot in The Open that he had earlier given up to turn pro. But unlike DeChambeau, Rahm kept the pedal to the metal from there, notably finishing T-2 two weeks ago at the RBC Canadian Open. That finish paved the way for Rahm to potentially earn a full-fledged PGA Tour card for next season via non-member FedEx Cup points. His 382 points are equal to No. 130 Tim Wilkinson, and Rahm has three more starts left to improve his standing. Should he crack the top 125 as a non-member, he’ll pull off a late-season, college-to-card bypass of the Web.com Tour that hasn’t been seen since Bud Cauley achieved the feat after leaving Alabama in 2011. Rahm’s result at Glen Abbey displayed a well-rounded skillset: first in the field in proximity to the hole, third in driving distance and fifth in putting. But his comments shortly after missing an 11-foot eagle putt on the final hole that ultimately would have forced a playoff belied a player who still seeks more. “I played a very good two rounds, first one and (Sunday), and then the other two weren’t so great, and I still had a chance to win,” Rahm said. “So I’m hoping one day to be able to put four rounds together and get a win.” That opportunity could come this week in Connecticut, where he is again on the leaderboard and in position to make his ninth straight PGA Tour cut, or it may wait until next season. But it’s likely to occur sooner rather than later. Rahm’s prospects are further bolstered by the faith of his former college coach, Tim Mickelson, who quit his position at Arizona State to become Rahm’s full-time agent with Lagardere. It’s a similar move to the one Steve Loy made back in 1992 when he quit as ASU coach to represent Tim’s brother, Phil Mickelson. “I always said that while I was in the States those four years he was pretty much my dad,” Rahm said. “He was the guy I went to when I needed help and the guy I went to when I needed guidance. For years he’s helped out a lot to become the player I am today.” While those parallels don’t guarantee that Rahm will enjoy Mickelsonian success, they do indicate his relative promise. DeChambeau could certainly go on to enjoy a lavish career as a pro, and he’ll likely have a chance this fall at the Web.com Tour Finals to earn his card and potentially join Rahm next season on the PGA Tour. But as this season winds down, it’s becoming more and more clear that the prospect with which the golf world became infatuated in April isn’t the one most equipped to make an immediate splash as a pro.last_img read more

Donegal men refused bail in Sydney

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleCautious welcome over Housing Ministers impending visit to DonegalNext articleLUH experiencing huge volume of people awaiting admission News Highland Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 9, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Donegal men refused bail in Sydney Nathan Kelly and Christopher McLaughlinTwo Donegal men will appear before court in Sydney, Australia in March after being remanded in custody charged with murder.The pair had been charged with grievous bodily harm, over the incident in December.However, the charge was upgraded after the 66 year old victim of the alleged assault died of his injuries on Monday.24 year old Christopher Mc Laughlin from Malin and 21 year old Nathan Kelly from Glengad appeared via video link at Burnwood Local Court in Sydney.Crime Reporter with The Daily Telegraph Australia, Nick Hanson spoke on today’s Nine Til Noon Show.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/jourbnvhmbnmbnmnosydney-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more