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Statewide calendar debuts, will share outreach events

first_imgStatewide calendar shares outreach events Back to news Share:LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmailShare Andréia Sales, an astrophysics and aerospace engineering undergrad, helps Nellie Jimenez build a model rocket as part of a LASP outreach program that works with migrants in Longmont. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa, CU Boulder)Andréia Sales, an astrophysics and aerospace engineering undergrad, helps Nellie Jimenez build a model rocket as part of a LASP outreach program that works with migrants in Longmont. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa, CU Boulder)Nov. 1, 2018CU Boulder faculty and staff, are you heading to a community in Colorado to give a lecture or host an event?The Office for Outreach and Engagement needs your help collecting this information. Through a newly created statewide outreach calendar on this website, the office is seeking to keep track of and highlight CU Boulder events that are happening around the state.“CU Boulder faculty, staff and students share their expertise with communities around the state by providing a wide range of lectures, programs, workshops and other events,” said Jeanne McDonald, the office’s assistant director, who oversees this website and the calendar. “Our goal with this calendar is to provide a centralized place where campus and community members can find out when CU Boulder programs and events will be in their town or city.”McDonald said the calendar complements a searchable database of outreach programs on this website, which was created in 2010 so people could easily find out about these programs. Together, the calendar and database provide ways to better understand the scope and impact of the more than 230 outreach programs and initiatives led by faculty and staff.“Once our office knows about an event or program, we can share that information with campus leadership and help promote an event or program by working closely with campus and community partners,” she explained.This website also offers information about campus offices that can assist with outreach and engagement work as well as initiatives, resources and services that connect the university’s research, teaching and creative work with public needs and interests.To share on-campus events, use the CU Events Calendar. Selecting “Outreach and Engagement” in the interest category will ensure that an outreach event will also appear on the Outreach and Engagement campus event calendar.Questions? Contact Jeanne McDonald.   Topics:Community ServiceOtherRelated News Anthropologist wins support for Indigenous history comicsCU Boulder Museum of Natural History Curator Jennifer Shannon garners fellowship to ‘deploy the humanities for the public good.’ Read More  Nomita Chhabildas honored for exceptional service to Colorado familiesThe director of the Attention, Behavior, and Learning Clinic is this year’s recipient of the staff award that honors exemplary outreach and engagement work. Read More  Patricia Limerick elected to American Academy of Arts & SciencesLimerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public and to applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas. Read Morelast_img read more

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Feelings, wo-o-o feelings…

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Barry J. Sanders responding to challenges at No. 18 Stanford

first_imgStanford’s Barry Sanders, center, jumps past Oregon State’s Manase Hungalu for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)STANFORD, Calif. (AP) _ Barry J. Sanders would prefer you drop the Jr. from his name. He likes the emphasis on `Barry J,’ which is what his Stanford teammates call him.Sanders proved elusive last Saturday in a 42-24 road victory at Oregon State, and the 18th-ranked Cardinal (3-1, 2-0 Pac-12) are hoping for a repeat performance this weekend against Arizona.Sanders needed just seven carries to record a career-high 97 yards and double his career touchdown total by scoring twice.Sanders, whose father Barry won the 1988 Heisman Trophy Award and went on to a Hall of Fame NFL career with the Detroit Lions, is part of a triple threat out of the Stanford backfield that also includes Christian McCaffrey, whose father Ed also played in the NFL, and Remound Wright, the short-yardage specialist.Sanders’ 65-yard touchdown run against the Beavers is Stanford’s longest run from scrimmage this season, and it deserved its own highlight reel as he broke a couple of tackles and made others miss.“It happened so fast,” Sanders said Tuesday at Stanford’s weekly press conference. “I don’t think the guy wrapped up very well. I tried a stiff arm, but I couldn’t quite extend it. The next thing I knew, I was in the end zone celebrating with my teammates.”Sanders has 157 rushing yards this year and leads the team with 7.8 yards per carry. McCaffrey, who gained a career-high 206 yards against Oregon State, averages 111.2 yards a game, but has yet to score. Wright has 93 yards and leads the team with five touchdowns.“Coming into this year, all three of us knew how we were and we knew we could be special as a collective unit,” Sanders said. “A little piece of that showed against Oregon State.”In his fourth year in the program, Sanders may not have developed as quickly as he wanted, though Cardinal coach David Shaw has never tried to rush him.“People develop at different paces,” Shaw said. “Barry continues to find his way. We continue to challenge Barry to show us, and he continues to respond. He’s still growing as a football player, and he’s been able to get on the football field.”Sanders said he’s not frustrated and understands Shaw is “utilizing us the best he can.” He may not be playing as much as he’d like, but he’s not complaining either.“Everything just came together as an offense,” Sanders said. “My goal is every time I go out there, I am going to try and make a play.”last_img
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Neymar’s emotional message to Luis Suarez fuels the rumour of his Barcelona return

first_imgAdvertisement 97g9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb5dhgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaqi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mmiarWould you ever consider trying this?😱lfsdjCan your students do this? 🌚506jRoller skating! Powered by Firework Luis Suarez missed the first penalty in the tiebreaker for Uruguay on Saturday night. The star centre forward of Barcelona was in tears after the miss. Uruguay were knocked out of the competition after this penalty miss of their star centre forward in the tiebreaker.Advertisement In this circumstances, the star Brazilian footballer Neymar came to stand beside his former teammate in Barcelona in his tough time. Neymar was also ruled out of Copa America this year with an injury earlier. So, he could feel the pain of the player being knocked out of the competition with bad luck. In the Instagram story of Neymar, he posted an image of Luis Suarez crying. His message towards Suarez was :Advertisement “Get up,” “You are very great, brother. I love you friend.”Advertisement The Instagram story of Neymar has fuelled up the rumour of his return to Barcelona. The star Brazillian footballer joined Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona in the summer transfer window of 2017-18 season with a transfer fee worth £200 million. From the Instagram story of Neymar, it is very much clear that star Brazilian left wing forward is still in the touch with Luis Suarez. So, a return to Barcelona is certainly on the cards.Barcelona great Patrick Kluivert strongly touts Marcus Rashford for Barcelona move  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Win-win share farming

first_imgFOCUS Farms don’t often step into the world of share-farming, so the first open day at Steve Ronalds and Brenton…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgDivision 7 (North) LeagueAt Bullaun, Sarsfields V Menlough, 2pm, Ref: L KellyAt Tuam Stars, Tuam Stars V Meelick-Eyrecourt, 2pm, Ref: G Moore Division 2 LeagueAt Menlough, Menlough V Caltra, 8pm, Ref: R Mc NicholasAt Dunmore, Dunmore MacHales V An Cheathrú Rua, 8pm, Ref: G Guinan Thu 02 Jun Division 7 (North) LeagueAt Menlough, Menlough V Tuam Stars, 8pm, Ref: G Daly Sat 04 Jun Intermediate Football Championship At Pearse Stadium, Clifden V An Spidéal, 6pm, Ref: S Hehir Division 5 (North) LeagueAt Oranmore, Oranmore-Maree V Tuam Stars, 6pm, Ref: M CollinsAt Glinsk, Glinsk V Claregalway, 6pm, Ref: S Lyons Division 6 (North) LeagueAt Caltra Pitch, Caltra V Kilconly, 6pm, Ref: G Daly Mon 06 Jun Division 5 (North) LeagueAt Milltown, Milltown V Mountbellew/Moylough, 2pm, Ref: G Guinan Division 6 (West) LeagueAt Westside, St Michael’s V Fr Griffins/Éire Óg, 7.30pm, Ref: S Sheridan Football Fixtures Division 5 (West) LeagueAt The Priarie, Salthill-Knocknacarra V Na Piarsaigh, 7pm, Ref: G CahillAt Oughterard, Oughterard V Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir, 7pm, Ref: R McNulty Junior B Hurling Championship At Clonfert, Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Killimor, 7.30pm, Ref: Sms MoranAt Ahascragh, Kiltormer V Ballinasloe, 7.30pm, Ref: J HoadeAt Castlegar, Ballinderreen V Menlo Emmetts, 7.30pm, Ref: P Fahy GAA Fixtures for Galway this Bank Holiday weekend Sun 05 Jun Division 4 LeagueAt Ballinasloe, Ballinasloe V Headford, 12i.n., Ref: P.j. RabbitteAt Ballygar, St Brendan’s V Annaghdown, 12i.n., Ref: L Kelly Division 6 (North) LeagueAt Corofin , Corofin V Williamstown8pm, Ref: T Keating Sat 04 Jun Junior A Hurling Championship At Kenny Park, Salthill-Knocknacarra V Sarsfields, 5.30pm, Ref: P Mc GrathAt Loughrea, Portumna V Athenry, 5.30pm, Ref: Dk KellyAt Clarinbridge, Gort V Sylane, 6pm, Ref: P SheehanAt Loughrea, Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Castlegar, 7pm, Ref: J LarkinAt Kenny Park, Skehana V Bearna-Na Forbacha, 7pm, Ref: Sn Moran Division 8A (North) LeagueAt Claregalway, Claregalway V Ballinasloe, 2pm, Ref: J Devlin Division 7 (North) LeagueAt Caherlistrane, Caherlistrane V Athenry, 6pm, Ref: P KellyDivision 8B (North) LeagueAt Glenamaddy, Glenamaddy V Milltown, 6pm, Ref: C Ward Division 3 LeagueAt Corofin , Corofin V Monivea-Abbey, 6.15pm, Ref: J Molloy Hurling FixturesFri 03 Jun Junior A Hurling Championship At Carnmore, Mícheál Breathnach V Ardrahan, 7.30pm, Ref: M DolanAt Killimor, Tommy Larkins V Loughrea, 7.30pm, Ref: J RosneyAt Craughwell, Liam Mellows V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry, 7.30pm, Ref: M Conway Division 7 (North) LeagueAt Ballygar, St Brendan’s V Monivea-Abbey, 8pm Ref: M Gavin Division 6 (West) LeagueAt Páirc na bhForbacha, Barna V Salthill-Knocknacarra, 12i.n., Ref: F KinneenAt Carna, Cárna-Caiseal V Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir, 12i.n., Ref: B KinneavyAt Killannin, Killanin V An Spidéal, 12i.n., Ref: T Nally Division 8A (North) LeagueAt Kilconnell, St Gabriel’s V Pádraig Pearses, 8pm Ref: P HansberryAt Oranmore, Oranmore-Maree V Loughrea, 8pm, Ref: T Kerin Junior B Hurling Championship  At Craughwell, Killimordaly V Kilconieron, 7pm, Ref: J Lundon Fri 03 Jun Division 1 LeagueAt Milltown, Milltown V Tuam Stars, 8pm, Ref: G Daly Mon 06 Jun Junior B Hurling ChampionshipAt Duggan Park, Mullagh V Mountbellew/Moylough, 5pm, Ref: D CunninghamAt Duggan Park, Cappataggle V Castlegar, 6.30pm, Ref: Dara KellyAt Carnmore, Pádraig Pearses V Moycullen, 7pm, Ref: M Hollandprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Division 4 LeagueAt Athenry, At henry V Claregalway8pm, Ref: F Kinneen Division 4 LeagueAt Indreabhán, Mícheál Breathnach V St Gabriel’s, 6pm, Ref: M O Maininlast_img read more

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New trade offices set up between Donegal’s Gaeltacht and Scotland

first_imgIreland’s Gaeltacht Areas and Scotland have announced the establishment of dedicated reciprocal trade offices to provide business support services to companies and facilitate investment and trade opportunities. It follows a visit by a Scottish trade delegation to the Donegal Gaeltacht this week.Led by West Lothian Chamber of Commerce and facilitated by Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) and Údarás na Gaeltachta, the reciprocal arrangement is the first of its kind for Scotland and the Gaeltacht and will act as a valuable resource for SMEs looking to expand their international B2B partnerships. The Scottish Government’s Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Ivan McKee MSP, made the announcement at a major gathering of Scottish and Irish business leaders.He said “This is an excellent example of private and public sector working together and building meaningful alliances that will make it easier for businesses to build their capacity to trade.“The establishment of reciprocal trade offices demonstrates the commitment of the Scottish and Irish business communities to expand opportunities for trade and investment and foster great collaboration and cooperation.“This is an excellent outcome of the three day Business Trade Visit to the Donegal Gaeltacht that I was very pleased to lead and I look forward to supporting this important alliance.” Commenting on the announcement Irish Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State for the Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Seán Kyne, T.D., said this was a major step forward.“This announcement is a significant step for Ireland’s Gaeltacht Areas and highlights the national and international influence of the Gaeltacht region and the opportunities that arise from alliances and through cooperation. I would like to acknowledge the work of my colleague, Joe McHugh, T.D., who established strong links with the business sector in Scotland during a trade mission with Údarás na Gaeltachta and representatives from my Department in July 2018.“The seeds sown on that mission are now showing the first green shoots with today’s announcement. This reciprocal trade office arrangement that is to be established is a vote of confidence for rural Gaeltacht areas which we will continue to support and highlights the benefits that come from providing suitable infrastructure and transport links in rural areas.”Liz Cameron OBE, Director & Chief Executive, of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said there are immense opportunities between Ireland’s Gaeltacht Areas and Scotland and the establishment of trade offices in our respective areas is a clear indicator of our ambition and commitment to expand our international business relationships.“The ‘business touchpoints’ will connect ambitious businesses looking to expand their customer base and identify new trading partnerships. This alliance further extends the opportunity for Scottish businesses to connect internationally and adds to our existing international touchpoints in China, Canada and Indonesia, clearly demonstrating the effective results for business when private and public sector work in collaboration.” Commenting on the announcement, Micheál Ó hÉanaigh, Chief Executive Office, Údarás na Gaeltachta, said this new alliance facilitated by Údarás na Gaeltachta and Scottish Chambers of Commerce is an important step forward to expand trading opportunities for Irish businesses.“It will also provide Scottish business a significant chance to establish a presence in Ireland and to explore the new markets and opportunities that it provides.“The reciprocal arrangement will also be of significant benefit to Gaeltacht companies to have access to information, support and expertise to build their export base in Scottish markets. We look forward to playing an active role in realising the benefits of this Business to Business alliance and capitalising on the economic opportunities for communities in the Gaeltacht region.“In light of the uncertainties that Brexit is creating for businesses both in Scotland and in Ireland it is hugely encouraging to be able to continue the mutually beneficial partnership that we have forged with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and the business community in Scotland.” New trade offices set up between Donegal’s Gaeltacht and Scotland was last modified: October 20th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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10 Tips for Visiting Disney World with a Large Group

first_imgShare This!I was recently lucky enough to visit Walt Disney World with two different sides of my family on the same trip. It was my first Disney vacation with a large group in quite a few years, and I learned some valuable lessons. First, few experiences can top sharing in the magic of Disney with the ones you love. We laughed. We cried. We had a wonderful time. But the next most important thing I learned was that planning a trip for a large group of family and friends can be a logistical nightmare. So I am here to present you with some tips to keep your mind, wallet, and relationships intact as you plan and experience your next Walt Disney World vacation.#1 Communicate beforehandFirst and foremost before any official planning takes place, groups should discuss their expectations for the vacation. While you don’t all need to be on the same page as far as likes, dislikes, goals, and budget, you should use this to guide the planning. Will it be a quick weekend trip or a two-week long extravaganza? An expensive retreat or budget friendly vacation? What are the must do’s, and what are the deal breakers? Remember that it’s okay if you’re not all on the same page as long as you can find some common ground. For example, if everyone can agree on a weekend, but a few people want to stay for a full week, then those people can just tack on extra days before or after the rest of the trip.#2 Set up My Disney Experience ASAPGetting everyone set up and connected on Disney’s planning hub as soon as possible will help you avoid aggravation as your vacation approaches. No one wants to cope with the stress of trying to secure a coveted FastPass+ reservation when the window for reserving them finally opens and someone isn’t linked properly. Then, when all the accounts are linked, everyone can see all the reservations in one spot.Art of Animation Suites can sleep up to 6 guests#3 Purchase rooms and tickets earlyOnce again, the sooner you can book resorts and tickets, the better off you’ll be when the time comes to plan the more detailed aspects of the trip like dining and FastPass+ reservations. Finding lodging early in the process is especially important on a group trip because the longer you wait, the harder it becomes to find accommodations for a large group as resort availability dwindles. Depending on budgets and preferences, you may all decide to stay at the same resort or maybe not. Disney World lists rooms that can accommodate five or more guests here. You could also consider multiple rooms at the same resort or even renting a house off-site.Group trips, a great excuse to become an Annual Passholder#4 Take advantage of discountsDisney offers group discounts, but you should check for other ways to save as well. If you’re staying on site, purchasing Memory Maker, dining at select restaurants, or even planning some shopping, an Annual Pass for at least one person might be your best option. With up to 45% off on resorts (for up to three rooms), free PhotoPass downloads, up to 20% off restaurants, and up to 15% off on merchandise, the Annual Pass could provide savings beyond the cost of the pass. Plus, Annual Passholders have access to Tables in Wonderland, which for a purchase price of $150 gets you (and up to nine guests) a 20% discount on food and beverages at select restaurants. However, be aware that an Annual Pass or Tables in Wonderland could backfire for savings purposes if, like me, you end up visiting more often to take advantage of the fact that you now have an Annual Pass and restaurant discounts. Consider this fair warning.#5 Plan restaurants carefullyKnowing whether there are any can’t-miss restaurants in advance will help immensely when it’s time to make advanced dining reservations at the 180 day mark (plus length of stay for up to ten days for on-site guests). I recommend looking at menus beforehand to make sure that not only is there variety in the type of food offered but also a variety of price points. One or two big group meals per day is probably more than enough as people may want to do their own thing for a bit too. If you can’t find a reservation available for the whole group and you don’t mind splitting up between two or more tables, try looking for split reservations (e.g. 6 and 6 for a group of 12). And if you’re worried about splitting the bill among smaller groups, consider using an app like Venmo, which allows you to easily pay someone back if they covered the whole bill.You’ll miss this if you’re only doing ADRs#6 Plan downtime, together time, and split timeJust because you’re vacationing together doesn’t mean you need to stick together at all times. You also don’t need to spend every waking minute tackling the parks. For the sake of the group’s sanity, figure out some times when you’ll all plan to be together, times when you’ll do your own thing, and times when you can just relax.#7 Make FastPass+ reservationsBased on earlier discussions with your group, you should know what any must-do attractions are. Make FastPass+ reservations for these as soon as you can (60 days beforehand for the length of your trip for on-site guests or 30 days beforehand for all others). Try to reserve times when you think everyone will be at the parks together, like morning slots for early risers or later slots for night owls. If plans change and you can’t or don’t use them, then it’s not a big deal, but at least you have them ready to go.#8 Get everyone on the same pageMake sure everyone in the group knows the basics. What’s the strategy for the day? What meals and FastPass+ reservations are planned? Does everyone have phone numbers for others in the group? Where does everyone meet if the party splits at some point? Get these questions answered first thing, so that everyone knows the plan.#9 Be mindful of other guestsI bet most of our readers don’t need this one, but I’m going to include it anyway as a reminder. It’s easy to get wrapped up in your own world when you’re surrounded by family and friends, which makes it more difficult to notice that you might be doing something to bother other guests. Try to avoid actions like strolling ten-people-wide across the walkway, stopping in the way while the group decides on next steps, or cutting in line to meet the rest of your group.#10 Have Fun!With so many people traveling together, conflicts are bound to arise. Sometimes hunger, stress, and fatigue get the best of us even on the vacation of our dreams. That’s when you pack your patience, stay flexible, and make the best of whatever situation you’re dealt. Don’t worry about the little things, and take some time to really soak in that Disney atmosphere because it’ll be over before you know it.Those are my top ten tips for vacationing to Walt Disney World with a large group! Do you often go with large groups or just immediate family? Is there anything you have found makes the planning and vacation process run more smoothly when traveling with a bunch of other people? Let me know in the comments below.last_img read more

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Auslagern nach Sudafrika

first_imgDa Unternehmen weltweit auf den zunehmenden Kosten- und Preisdruck reagieren, transformiert sich Sudafrika zu einem international bevorzugten Standort fur die Auslagerung von Geschaftsablaufen.Das Outsourcing von Geschaftsablaufen ist ein weltweiter Trend und die Branche, die einen Jahresumsatz von 130 Milliarden US-Dollar vorweisen kann, wird nach Erwartungen in den kommenden funf Jahren um ca. 50% wachsen.Bei dieser Art des Outsoucings werden bestimmte Geschaftsablaufe, die in der Regel unternehmensintern abgewickelt werden, einem Dienstleister (z. B. Kundenbetreuungs- oder Callcenter) uberlassen.Als Schlusselsektor im Regierungsprogramm zur Ankurblung des Wirtschaftswachstums wurde das Outsourcing von Geschaftsablaufen erkannt. In diesem Bereich rechnet das Land mit 25.000 direkten und 75.000 indirekten Arbeitsplatzen, die bis 2009 die Wirtschaft des Landes um 7,95 Milliarden Rand bereichern werden.IT-Outsourcing ist ebenfalls eine Wachstumsbranche in Sudafrika. Die Vielfalt des lokalen Marktes (Know-how aus den Industrielandern und die Gegebenheiten eines Entwicklungslandes) macht das Land zu einem idealen Testlabor fur neue Innovationen.IT-Outsourcing macht mehr als ein Drittel des 30 Milliarden Rand schweren Marktes fur IT-Dienstleistungen, wie eine 2008 durchgefuhrte Studie der Unternehmensberatung IDC belegt.Die internationale Forschungsgruppe Gartner sieht Sudafrika unter den wichtigsten 30 Outsourcing-Lander fur Software-Entwicklung, womit das Land 2007 gleichauf mit Israel in der Region Europa, Nahost und Afrika sowie mit Australien und Indien weltweit liegt.Calling .ZADer Zeitschrift Business Day zufolge ist die lokale Callcenter-Branche seit 2003 um ca. 8% pro Jahr gewachsen. 54.000 Arbeitsplatze bietet dieser Bereich, der mit 0,92 zum Bruttoinlandsprodukt Sudafrikas beitragt.Ein 2007 lanciertes staatlich finanziertes Outsourcing-Unterstutzungsprogramm zielt auf die Verbesserung der sudafrikanischen Wettbewerbsfahigkeit ab und bietet 1,1 Milliarden Rand an Investitionsanreizen. Der Plan konzentriert sich auf:Eine breit angelegte Marketing-Strategie.Ein staatliches Unterstutzungsprogramm mit Investitions- und Schulungszuschussen.Gute preisliche Rahmenbedingungen im Bereich Telekommunikation.WettbewerbsvorteileFur Sudafrika sprechen viele Faktoren, wie z. B.:Ein erstklassiges Serviceniveau im Callcenter-Bereich.Eine hohe Management- und Dienstleistungskompetenz in Kombination mit umfassendem Finanz-Know-how, insbesondere in den Bereichen Versicherungen, Hypotheken/Darlehen und Inkasso.Zeitzonen-kompatibel mit Europa.Eine hervorragende Beherrschung der englischen Sprache: neutrale Akzente, die fur westliche Markte leicht verstandlich sind.Ein gunstiger Wechselkurs.Ein hohes staatliches Engagement.Staatlich unterstutzte Anreize wie z. B. Existenzgrundungs- und Expansionszuschusse und reduzierte Telekommunikationskosten.Eine hoch entwickelte und im Wachstum begriffene Telekommunikationsbranche.Die Regierung ergreift Maßnahmen zur Gewahrleistung einer preisgunstigen und besser verfugbaren Bandbreitenkapazitat zur Ermoglichung von preiswerteren internationalen Telefongesprachen. Großprojekte zur Verlegung von Unterwasser-Glasfaserkabeln entlang der Ost- und Westkuste Afrikas zur Verbesserung der Kommunikation des Kontinents mit dem Rest der Welt werden in Angriff genommen.Die ganze Welt in einem LandZu den internationalen Unternehmen, die sich bereits fur Sudafrika als Outsourcing-Land entschieden haben, gehoren: IBM, Fujitsu Siemens, Lufthansa, Virgin, Sykes, Avis und Car Phone Warehouse.Sudafrikas Engagement fur die Outsourcing-Branche wurde 2007 mit der Entscheidung zum Bau eines 125 Mio. Rand teuren Callcenters mit 1.500 Arbeitsplatzen im Gewerbepark Coega, außerhalb von Port Elizabeth in der Provinz Ostkap, bekraftigt.Der BPO-Park erstreckt sich uber funf Hektar im Coega-Gewerbepark und umfasst Schulungseinrichtungen und Freizeitangebote. Nach Bekunden des Verwaltungsunternehmens ist das Areal auf verschiedene Szenarien ausgelegt und bietet optimale Voraussetzungen fur eine Vielzahl von Investoren.Weitere Beispiele fur kurzlich erfolgte Investitionen: Im Mai 2008 eroffnete der Ölkonzern Royal Dutch Shell ein Callcenter in Kapstadt. Dieses Callcenter wird Shell-Kunden in Belgien, Luxemburg und den Niederlanden betreuen. Afrikaans-sprechende Mitarbeiter werden fur Gesprache in niederlandischer und flamischer Sprache speziell geschult.  Im November 2007 begann der US-amerikanische Outsourcing-Riese TeleTech mit dem Bau einer neuen Niederlassung (der ersten auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent) in den Außenbezirken von Kapstadt. Letzte Aktualisierung: September 2008SAinfo reporter. Quellen (Englische Websites):South Africa YearbookBusiness Process Enabling South AfricaDepartment of Trade and IndustryCoega Development CorportationBusiness Daylast_img read more