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Google backs VIEWdigital and tech experts in Belfast with 50,000 euro award!
13 August 2018

Journalists at VIEWdigital and tech experts from Avata Industries have been awarded 50,000 euro from tech giant Google.

The funding from the Google Digital News Innovation Fund will be used to develop ‘The Data Times’, a prototype tool for community journalists to do more data-driven journalism.

More information here -


GLL together with Belfast City Council crown the Valley Leisure Centre 'Northern Ireland's Top Lifeguarding Team'
13 August 2018

We are delighted to share with you that the Valley Leisure Centre have been crowned Northern Ireland’s Top Lifeguarding Team, hosted by social enterprise GLL, in partnership with Belfast City Council. 

The competition involved lifeguards from council areas across Northern Ireland pitching themselves against each other in a battle of lifeguarding skills, strength and knowledge.

The highly interactive competition took place at Olympia Leisure Centre on Belfast’s Boucher Road and saw twelve teams test their skills, both in and out of the pool. 

Ashton Community Trust - Training Open Day - 20th August from 2pm - 4pm
9 August 2018

Advertise apprenticeship and school work experience opportunities on Connect to Success NI
8 August 2018

Connect to Success NI is a free online system developed by the Department for the Economy to promote and advertise apprenticeship and school work experience opportunities to citizens.
Employers simply upload information about their apprenticeship and/or school work experience opportunities on to the online portal for citizens to search.

SMEs stepping up Brexit planning, says cross-Border business group
8 August 2018

Intertrade reports one-fifth of Irish SMEs having put formal Brexit strategy in place