Bank of Ireland issues leave thousands without services

first_imgThousands of Bank of Ireland customer have been left without key services today following an IT outage.Online banking, the 365 app, some card services and Bank of Ireland ATMs are reportedly out of action.Bank of Ireland has apologised to customers for the inconvenience and said urgent repairs are underway. A statement said: “BOI is aware that some channels are currently out of service. We’re working to rectify this ASAP and will provide further updates as soon as we can. Credit cards are working as normal and point-of-sale transactions are an option too. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.”This is the second day that BOI customers have reported issues with their accounts and services, with some complaining that the problems began on Wednesday night. Bank of Ireland issues leave thousands without services was last modified: November 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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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Press Release: Play Your Part, Pieter Kruger Foundation drive active citizenship in Northern Cape

first_imgPlay Your Part has partnered with the Pieter Kruger Foundation for the final PYP Roadshow in Northern Cape. The Cube will stop off in Kimberley to promote active citizenship in communities there.Play Your Part will be in Kimberley to promote active citizenship as part of the final leg of its roadshow. (Image: Brand South Africa)Johannesburg, Thursday 2 March 2017 – The Play Your Part initiative is making its way to the community of Kimberley in the Northern Cape on Thursday, 9 March 2017. Play Your Part has partnered with the Pieter Kruger Foundation to engage and drive conversations on active citizenship with the community.This is the final stop for the Play Your Part programme and its Play Your Part Cube following its successful travels across South Africa’s eight provinces with the objective to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change and #GetInvolved.The initiative in the Northern Cape will provide insight on corporate and community empowerment opportunities and enthuse citizens through inclusive conversations to #GetInvolved towards a better future for all.The initiative brings on board the Pieter Kruger Foundation, a self-funded foundation which supports different communities, institutes and charity groups in South Africa through volunteerism. The Pieter Kruger Foundation’s mission resonates with the ethos of Play Your Part which aims to educate and empower skills development and social development for children, youth, women and men. The Foundation further provides social relief to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.Other Play Your Part partners include SABC’s One Day Leader, a programme which promotes leadership and entrepreneurship within society as well as invited guests who are active citizens in the community of the Northern Cape. Citizens are encouraged to come out in their numbers to interact with the Play Your Part Cube as well as share how they Play Their Part.Engage with the Play Your Part Cube, Brand South Africa and its partners on #GetInvolved.Media is invited to attend as follows:Date : Thursday 9 March 2017Time : 08h00 -14h00Venue : Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre,10 W Circular Rd, West End Kimberley,RSVPS/Enquiries : Ntombi NtanziEmail [email protected] number 081 7041488last_img read more

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7 Reasons You Should “Script” Your Documentary Projects

first_imgIn this article, we present some industry tips on how to “script” your documentary project before you actually dive into production.Cover image by Kevin Pedersen.Documentaries are supposed to be the cinematic search for truth. The genre’s cinéma vérité roots (which literally translates to “cinematic truth”) call for strict impartial or narrative manipulation. However, as any famous documentarian will quickly tell you, all that may be well and good, but it’s not how documentaries get made.In today’s digital market, documentaries are as popular as ever — from Netflix’s true crime series to HBO’s features to countless film festivals dedicated to celebrating new and exciting projects, visions, and stories. And if you look at any of the above, you’ll find that each has been well-produced from the beginning — in many ways scripted to a point.You don’t need to “script” your entire documentary project, but ample pre-production does help get your subjects, locations, and even narratives outlined and queued up before you begin filming. Let’s look at seven ways you can script your documentary’s game plan from the beginning.1. Have a Story Going InImage by guruXOX.Truthfully, it’s probably much harder to not have a preconceived idea of what your story could be before going in than to have one. There’s no reason to fight it either; your documentary project begins the moment you get an idea, and if you embrace it, you can start working through your story from then on. This will influence how your research your story: how has it been told similarly before, what worked, and what didn’t?Try writing out some short log-lines to brainstorm the topic of your documentary. What would be most interesting to audiences? What would be most interesting to you?2. Grant Requests and FundingImage by GaudiLab.As you grow as a documentary filmmaker, projects will get bigger and more ambitious in scope. With that growth comes added responsibilities and more time securing funding and winning grants. A major part of any pitch or grant request is to carefully detail your project’s story, scope, and budget. You can’t do that without having a tight and fast “script” of what your project is about, who it’s for, and how you plan to get it done.Here are some good insights into applying for funds and film grants.10 Insights to Keep in Mind When Applying for Filmmaking GrantsFund Your Project with the IDA’s Massive List of GrantsHow to Write a Documentary Treatment 6. Set Decoration and PropsImage by Kar Tr.By the same token, even once you’re on location, you’ll need to be prepared to decorate the “sets” with relevant items and props to help tell your story. If your subject needs to be doing a certain action, you’ll need to be sure to include a “prop list” before your shoot day to make sure they (or you) bring everything they need to perform.7. Have a Narrative BackboneImage by Sundays Photography.Once you have everything painstakingly planned out, you can finally dive in and let your project develop. Just because you do all the leg work in the beginning doesn’t mean you can’t stay fast and flexible as your story unfolds. In many ways, having a strong backbone to anchor your narrative will help free you up to explore other veins. The trick is to know your story in and out while having faith in yourself as a documentary filmmaker to bring it into its best light.For more documentary filmmaking advice and resources, check out some of these articles.A Complete Guide to Documentary FilmmakingThe 6 Types of Documentary FilmsInterview Tips Every Documentary Filmmaker Should KnowHow “American Vandal” Shows Us the Future of Documentary FilmHow to Shoot Gorgeous Documentary Interviews 3. Questions to get AnswersImage by golubovystock.In narrative projects, actors read scripted lines. In documentaries, you may not have that level of control, but you can ask questions and offer prompts. You may even have answers in mind that you’d like to hear more about. A good practice when preparing to interview your subjects is to not only write out your questions but also take a stab at predicting their answers. They might not say exactly what you’re expecting, but it will help you develop a narrative and guide your interviews.4. Shoot B-Roll with a PlanImage by Kristina Kokhanova.Similar to shooting documentary footage and B-roll to accompany your interviews, you may not exactly know what your subjects will do or where they may go, but you can take a guess and lead them to certain spots or into actions. Try “rehearsing” some sequences with your subjects so you know where they’re about to go — this way, you can plan some of your angles and be ready to get the best footage possible.5. Secure Locations and ContractsImage by Gerain0812.During pre-production, you’ll have to plan your shoots. You can’t always just show up and ask for permission after the fact (or forgiveness for trespassing). You’ll need to be proactive about securing locations and upfront about getting talent releases and contracts from all your subjects. This requires presenting them with information about your documentary and at least a glimpse of the story it aims to tell.Here are some free downloads for location and talent release contracts to keep on hand.Free Location Release Form for Film and Video ProductionsFree Location Fact Sheet for Film and Video ProductionsFree Talent Release Form for Film and Video Productionslast_img read more

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