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Norman’s News: Encouraging the Team to Climb the Mountain they Must Climb
added on Tuesday, April 21 2015 added on Tuesday, April 21 2015
At election time, leadership is the concept which first comes to my mind. Human beings function best with good leadership and a good leader should be able to win, if not necessarily the affection, at least the respect and approval of his/her team. This is surely the underlying principle of a democra ...

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Norman’s News: Assured Skills to Ensure our Future
added on Monday, April 13 2015 added on Monday, April 13 2015
On a recent visit to the Northern Regional College in Ballymena, I noticed an animated group of people clustered around the latest Mazak robotic machine tool. “What’s going on there?” I asked Professor Terri Scott and her team at NRC. “Oh that’s “Assured Skills” in action!” I was tol ...

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Science Park Launches Summer Internships for 6 Teenage Entrepreneurs
added on Monday, April 13 2015 added on Monday, April 13 2015
Young people across Northern Ireland are to get the chance to have a generously paid summer internship – in their own start-up business – thanks to a new initiative from the Northern Ireland Science Park. The Science Park’s Generation Innovation programme, in collaboration with local e ...

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“Man Flu” thermometer in the running for INVENT 2015 Awards
added on Wednesday, April 01 2015 added on Wednesday, April 01 2015
An innovative thermometer which detects flu symptoms found only in males has been entered into the Northern Ireland Science Park INVENT 2015 awards. Therman, created by Ballymena medical student, Andrew Smith, originated from a university project studying the specific biometric effects or symptoms o ...

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TechCrunch Editor Visits the North West
added on Tuesday, March 31 2015 added on Tuesday, March 31 2015
Last week Derry~Londonderry reinforced its credentials as the thriving digital hub of the North West, by hosting the first visit of TechCrunch editor at large, Mike Butcher. The lecture, organised by CultureTECH and supported by Ilex, the Urban Regeneration Company saw a host of tech entrepreneurs f ...

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Norman’s News: Ambition – the theme of the night
added on Tuesday, March 24 2015 added on Tuesday, March 24 2015
There was a lot of excitement and chit chat in the Science Park towards the end of last week, thanks to a certain high-profile celebrity. Now, admittedly, I don’t follow much of today’s pop music but I have seen snippets of the BBC music show, The Voice, so I have heard of one of the judges, wil ...

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US star Will.i.am Gives Tech Message to Local Teenagers
added on Thursday, March 19 2015 added on Thursday, March 19 2015
The US producer, entrepreneur and tech innovator, will.i.am, has encouraged teenagers here to “get excited” about a career in the entrepreneurial knowledge economy. At an event in Belfast on Wednesday night more than 200 young people received a special, personal message from The Voice star, as t ...

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Norman’s News: UK (and NI) Engineering – A Success Story Today and for the Future
added on Tuesday, March 10 2015 added on Tuesday, March 10 2015
Last week, on 02 March 2015, the UK Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), jointly with the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), launched an independent report on the economic impact of engineering in the UK. It was entitled, “Assessing the economic returns of engineering rese ...

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