Thu, Feb 23, 2023 6:38 AMThe Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Smith Mordak as the incoming Chief Executive of UKGBC. Sunand Prasad, Chair of the Board of Trustees said: “UKGBC is delighted to appoint Smith Mordak as our new Chief Executive. We wish Julie every success in her future endeavours.”Smith Mordak, incoming Chief Executive of UKGBC said: “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to work with the amazing team, trustees, and membership at UKGBC. We look forward to continuing our journey together as we help clients achieve ambitious sustainability goals.”Julie Hirigoyen, current Chief Executive of UKGBC said: “It is with great confidence and the utmost respect that I will hand over the stewardship of UKGBC to Smith. Simon McWhirter, current Director of Communications, Policy and Places will move into a Deputy Chief Executive role – with a laser focus across international, national and local policy work.
A new exhibition at a Swansea art gallery will offer fantasy fans the chance to go behind-the-scenes of BBC and HBO's multi award-winning series His Dark Materials. (Image: BBC/Bad Wolf/HBO)Jane Tranter, CEO of Bad Wolf, the studios where His Dark Materials was filmed, said: "The level of artistry that goes into every costume, set and prop on His Dark Materials is beyond anything I have seen produced before. "To have the Glynn Vivian Gallery celebrate the art, imagination and craft of His Dark Materials is an absolute honour. I am certain visitors will be amazed and delighted by what our teams have created in Wolf Studios Wales." The 'His Dark Materials: World Building in Wales' exhibition will be open to the public - for free - at The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea from early-December 2022 to late-April 2023.5 months ago Wales Online
Keep up to date with the latest stories with our WalesOnline newsletterSir Keir Starmer has warned that the markets are spooked by “chaos” in Westminster as reports suggested the Chancellor is considering up to £20 billion of tax hikes in the highly anticipated Halloween budget. The Labour leader also urged disillusioned Tory MPs to put the interests of the British people first, as he warned the “psychodrama” in their party is “not a game” for people struggling to make ends meet. Sir Keir told the Sunday Times: “The markets are now reacting to yet more uncertainty that is a direct result of this Tory Government. In a message to disaffected Tory MPs, as veteran backbencher Sir Roger Gale warned a Johnson return prompt a wave of resignations, the Labour leader said: “Country first, party second. “We all have a duty to reduce the risk and that is with a general election.5 months ago Wales Online
Clara Dao, 24, felt insecure throughout her teen years after she was taunted for having a flat chest at college. She says she was shamed for being skinny and felt even worse when scrolling through social media and being bombarded with curvaceous Kardashian-esque figures. She decided to embrace her slender figure, "non-existent boobs," and has started uploading body positivity content on social media. She followed toxic social media accounts teaching girls they could manifest their dream bodies and chests. It was of a curvy woman boasting a Kylie Jenner-shaped body with big boobs, big bum and tiny waist.5 months ago Wales Online
But there is some snow in the forecast for next month. The Met Office long-range forecast some snow is "expected to fall in any showers in northern and western areas" around the second week in November. Met Office figures have revealed the Milford Haven and Aberporth recorded some of the mildest overnight temperatures in the UK in the early hours of Sunday (October 23). The Met Office forecast for Wales this week runs up to Thursday. The Met Office long range forecast for the UK says: "An increasing chance of settled weather remains during the second week of November, bringing a potential for colder, drier weather especially for the north and west.5 months ago Wales Online
A Utah babysitter has been charged with murder after a 5-month-old girl in her care died earlier this month with severe internal injuries, KSL-TV reports. The child’s “brain had been torn by some violent physical action shortly before the paramedics had been called,” the charges allege, according to KSL-TV. Carmona-Simbron told police the child’s complexion then went from white to purple, KTVX-TV reports. Carmona-Simbron told investigators she had watched this particular girl four times previously and that the child had been “no trouble,” aside from vomiting once and crying when hungry. Parents of the girl told officers that before their daughter died, she had returned from Carmona-Simbron’s care with a bruised cheek.5 months ago Crime Online
A family with young children have lost most of their possessions after a fire ripped through their home in south Wales. Marilyn Hemmings and husband Mark have been left devastated after a fire started at their three-bed semi on Haydn Terrace, Merthyr Tydfil on Friday, October 21. Her stepdad Mark suffered burns on his arm while running upstairs to save Malakai while their neighbour has been left with a broken arm. (Image: Jo Stanley)"They've lost pretty much everything. "Mum has lost personal stuff from him too.5 months ago Wales Online
The Penang Economic Summit (PES) 2022 was convened with over 300 C-suite-level executives and business leaders from 19 countries. Themed “The Post-Pandemic Reset,” the summit provided a regional platform for leading thought leaders and entrepreneurs to explore the driving forces of the global and regional economy while uncovering new avenues of growth for Penang and Asia. Organized by Enterprise Asia and Penang Institute, the Penang Economic Summit 2022 is a spin-off of the annual Asia Economic Forum which serves as an open platform for thought leaders and C-level executives to unite and shape regional initiatives to improve the well-being of communities. The Asia Economic Forum was first organized in Macau, China in 2012 and has since been brought to Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok, and this year to Malaysia as the Penang Economic Summit 2022. 2022 has proven to be a year of strong recovery as impressive progress is made in rebuilding economies in the post-pandemic era.5 months ago BusinessWorld Online