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Waterford-Music have announced their new season of recitals continuing a long and unbroken tradition of classical music in the city. The first concert took on 17th September 1942 at the Large Room in City Hall when celebrity pianist Charles Lynch joined Herman Gebler, Beatrice Penrose and soprano Maura O Connor Tyrell. 75 years later in the same week and at the very same venue on Thursday, 21st September, the spirit of that first occasion will be evoked in an evening of music and song spanning four centuries.

Soprano Róisín O Grady will be joined by Malcolm Proud on piano and harpsichord and cellist Aoife Nic Atlaoich in a unique programme. Among the Baroque and Romantic gems is a world premiere of a new work hot off the press and specially commissioned to mark the anniversary. The first performance of a setting of Michael Cody’ poem The Great Embrace by Marian Ingoldsby is eagerly anticipated. At the other end of the timeline, Barbara Strozzi wrote dramatic and sophisticated music in 17th century Venice that is increasingly finding its way onto programmes. We hear her sensual cantata Lagrime Mie.

Other musical highlights of the Autumn season include Norwegian trumpet sensation Tine Thing Helseth. Two rising stars of the piano, Billy O Brien and Daniel Kearney both from Waterford will lift the lid on the house Steinway grand. We look forward to returning for a night in the magnificently restored 17th century interior of St Patrick’s Church for an evening with French string ensemble, Quatuor Voce.

Chairman Elizabeth Twohig said "We are very excited about the new season. The committee are proud of the society’s long and unbroken history of bringing top class artists to Waterford. I think the opening gala will be true to the vision of Elizabeth Downey and her founding colleagues who started Waterford-Music’s endeavours all those years ago."

Tickets are terrific value at €15 and €5 for students available on the door.

www.waterford-music.org

Season tickets Single €90 Family €150

Door tickets available €15 students €5

 

Sanofi Waterford were double winners at this year’s Pharma Industry Awards presented in Dublin on Thursday (06 Oct 2017).

The Waterford site of the global healthcare leader was named as Biotech Company of the Year and also won the overall Pharma Industry Company of the Year award which is selected from across all of the award winners. 

In addition, Brendan O’Callaghan, an Irishman who leads Sanofi Biologics globally was named as Pharma Leader of the Year.

The prestigious awards are judged by a panel drawn from BioPharmaChem Ireland; Science Foundation Ireland; National Institute for Bioprocess Research & Training (NIBRT); Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre; Pharmaceutical Managers’ Institute Irelandand the Affiliation for Pharmacy Practice Experiential Learning (APPEL) along with academics from higher education institutions including UL; UCD; DCU; TCD and UCC.

Ruth Beadle, Site Head, Sanofi Waterford, said: “It’s obviously a great thrill to receive this recognition among our peers in the life sciences sector nationally.

“Above all, the awards are testament to the great team at Waterford and the work that they do every day for our patients around the world. We place a lot of emphasis on teamwork and it’s working together that brings about this type of success.

“As the site diversifies and grows to serve more patients than ever before, it’s great to have this chance to pause and reflect on how far we’ve come together. Externally, the awards should also support our recruitment activity over time as they help raise awareness of our Waterford success story.”

IOSH Safety logo17th to 19th October, LCE Training Academy, Waterford

9am – 5pm approx. each day

*€550.00 per person including documentation, lunch and refreshments

This course is ideal for Managers, Supervisors, Team Leads and anyone that has to manage their teams safely and effectively within their organisation.

On successful completion of this course each participant will receive a Certified IOSH Managing Safely Certificate which is recognised worldwide!

The course content includes:

  • Module 1 - Introducing managing safely
  • Module 2 - Assessing risks
  • Module 3 - Controlling risks
  • Module 4 - Understanding your responsibilities
  • Module 5 - Identifying hazards
  • Module 6 - Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Module 7 - Measuring Performance
  • Module 8 - Protecting our Environment

Book your course online to avail of a *5% Waterford Chamber discount – QUOTE “Watch” in the Promotion Code box to get your 5% off the cost of the course!

Alternatively you can call 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your course.

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WATCH this short video for the highlights from the Managing Safely Training Course

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Port of Waterford Silver MuseThe Port of Waterford has recorded operating profits of €964,000 for the first six months of this year, up substantially from the same period in 2016. Turnover at the company increased by 21% to €3.8m for the first half of the year.

One of the major contributors to the increased turnover was additional bulk throughput with total bulk tonnes up to 701,992 for the six months, an increase of 30% on the equivalent period a year ago. 

Growth was experienced across all products handled with animal feed and project cargo activity performing particularly strongly.

The commercial state company has also recently published its annual corporate plan update covering the years to 2021. 

This envisages activity and profitability increasing significantly with annual revenues targeted to reach almost €10m and capital investment of €5m forecast. 

Ship arrivals in the six months to June 30 were up 19% on the first half of 2016 and an additional three people are now directly employed by the Port.

An economic study on the cruise business in the southeast is underway and this week saw a maiden call by the newly-commissioned Silver Muse at Dunmore East. 

The company also continues to work with the southeast’s local authorities and a wide group of other stakeholders to advance the region’s economic agenda.

Looking at the first half performance in 2017, Frank Ronan, Chief Executive, Port of Waterford, said: "The ongoing success of our partners in the bulk sector has helped deliver a strong trading performance. In other parts of the business, we are working hard to attract additional container services and to find ways to grow our share of the cruise market. The support of our various allies in the region is key to our success and we will continue to work in close partnership with all of our stakeholders."

The Port of Waterford Corporate Plan 2017-2021 is available at www.portofwaterford.com

CIMA logoDate: Wednesday, 27th September

Time: 6.45pm for 7.00-8.00pm

Venue: The Granville Hotel, Meagher's Quay, Waterford

Cost: Free of charge

Bookings: click here to book a place

This event will explore Lean Procurement as a driver of cost savings for business.  The main objective for any company is to improve the bottom line and return equitable value to shareholders.

This translates itself in to 3 strategies:

  • Increase sales; 
  • Reduce cost; and
  • Be operationally efficient.

This event will explore how lean principles can be applied to procurement.  

Speaker: Ingrid De Doncker

Ingrid, originally from Belgium, is founder of IDD Consult, a company that focuses on increasing your business’s profitability by reducing cost upfront and by designing 'value beyond cost savings' procurement programs. Prior to embarking as an entrepreneur in Procurement Excellence, Ingrid developed and managed the tender program for direct and indirect spend for Musgrave Group. During the previous 10 years, Ingrid worked in various corporate procurement roles. Current client base come from various backgrounds such as airports, public / semi state bodies, sales companies, manufacturers, retail, pharma and IT.

 

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