first_imgPresident David Granger has urged the Linden community to create economic avenues through small and medium-size enterprises, as he shared his conviction that household cottage industries will form a solid basis for Guyana’s future economy.President David GrangerHe was at the time addressing stakeholders and members of the religious body from Linden and other parts of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) at a Prayer-Breakfast ceremony recently hosted at the Watooka Complex in Mackenzie.“Linden, I suppose, knows better than some other parts of Guyana the perils of unemployment,” the President noted in his address.He also pointed to the situation with sugar workers who have been retrenched, noting that Government has had to make some hard decisions where the industry is concerned. Government, between 2016 and 2018, dismissed thousands of sugar workers in Berbice, East Coast of Demerara and West Bank of Demerara.The Head of State assured that Government is paving the way for newer opportunities. “But the point I am making is that new opportunities for employment are being created right here in Guyana, and we will work with organisations such as LEN (Linden Enterprise Network) …to give young people particularly some start-up,” he said.Pointing to cottage industries, Granger said this will be the future for Guyana. “Young women, young men, households are producing commodities to put on the market, and it is my conviction that this type of household cottage industry will form the basis for an economy and maximum participation. Small and medium-size businesses will be the enterprises of the future. There’s employment for all,” he assured.OilZeroing in on Guyana’s oil potential, the President said that while this industry will be a means for employment, it will not provide employment for all, owing to its technical nature.“Let me not give you any exaggerated hopes. The oil industry is not going to employ a lot of you. It’s a highly technical industry, and will employ a few highly qualified persons. But there will be spin-offs for people providing services. But the population shouldn’t expect that there is going to be a big recruiting office and everybody’s going to be dashing offshore for some oil. That wouldn’t happen…So we have to make up our minds to seek enterprises right here in Guyana, enterprises will create greater employment for our people,” President Granger said.In the case of Region 10, he pointed out that there is potential for enterprises such as agro-processing, particularly in the Upper Demerara region. He therefore urged the community to see how best the resources of the region can be utilised with its extensive agricultural lands. He also added that Region 10 is an important commercial and communication hub.The President also spoke on the importance of education, as he highlighted aspects of the “good life”. Additionally, he shared his religious beliefs, noting that his journey as President over the last few years has led him to a deeper and greater realisation of the power of faith.Further, he shared his belief in equality, stressing that all citizens are entitled to equal access to the good things in society, including education and health.last_img read more

first_imgJuno Award winners and multiplatinum chart-toppers Hedley announce their coast-to-coast 2016 Canadian arena tour in support of their sixth studio album, Hello including a stop in Dawson Creek at the Encana Events Centre on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Joining Hedley on the 28 dates across the country will be very special guest Carly Rae Jepsen, and Francesco Yates. Tickets will go on sale in all markets on Friday, November 6. Check the band’s website October 30 for presale details.Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, November 6 at 10 a.m. MST.  Tickets are priced at $69.50, $54.00 and $39.50 plus applicable fees.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations at the Encana Events Centre and at Tiger Printing & Stationers.Once again featuring a state-of-the-art stage production, the 2016 tour will be Hedley’s most impressive show to date, with staging elements that will bring the band closer to the fans than ever before. “Playing live is who we are, and going on tour is the ultimate way for us to interact with our fans,” comments frontman and creative force Jacob Hoggard on the upcoming tour. “We’re about to unveil the most spectacular tour we’ve ever embarked upon. We can’t wait to connect with each and every one of our fans, in person…and to pull some pretty amazing tricks out of our sleeves. We have amazing fans and we can’t wait to share this with them.”- Advertisement -Having sold close to 500,000 tickets in Canadian arenas since 2010, Hedley have quickly and quietly become one of the most successful touring acts in the country. In 2013 alone, the Wild Life tour sold 150,000 tickets across Canada.Hedley have produced five consecutive multiplatinum albums to date – Hedley (2005), Famous Last Words (2007), The Show Must Go (2009), Storms (2011), Wild Life (2013) – explosive hit radio singles, multiple Juno and MMVA trophies and almost a million albums sold. In 2015, they continue along this path of pop music supremacy with the release of their sixth studio album, Hello. The album sees frontman Jacob Hoggard with writing, producing and creative direction credits, and features classic Hedley pop gems along with adventurous new sounds, proving that Hedley are back and ready to once again conquer radio airwaves & arenas coast to coast. The hit single and title track “Hello” is taking over the airwaves as the number one most added pop track at radio three weeks in a row.Supporting Hedley on the Hello World Tour is pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, whose infectious “Call Me Maybe” was one of the biggest hits in the world in 2012. Returning to the charts in 2015, Carly Rae’s latest album E·MO·TION features the hit singles “I Really Like You” and “Run Away With Me”. Rounding out the incomparable pop lineup, Francesco Yates is only 20 years old but his debut single “Better to Be Loved” has already rocketed him into stardom, and was quickly followed by the swoony ballad “Call”.Advertisement VIP packages are available now at hedleyvip.com. The packages include exclusive merchandise, a meet and greet with the band, and for the first time ever, an intimate one song acoustic performance at the meet and greet. VIP package holders will also be entered to win one of ten mysterious and very exclusive “Golden Tickets”. Check the site for details.last_img read more

first_imgResults from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Imperial Falcon 3/1; 2, Fernhill Scolari 7/4 fav. Time: 19.07. Distance: a length.Race 2 Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Tobar na Maithir 7/2; 2, Tons of Speed 2/1. Time: 19.03. Distance: a length. Race 3 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Swanson Rosette 5/2; 2, Tydon Marquis 6/1. Time: 29.12. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 4 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Flaming Ember 5/1; 2, Fernhill Dice 6/4. Time 29.13. Distance: 1. lengths.Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Nosey Taz 1/1 fav; 2, Grillagh Miller 4/1. Time: 18.91. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 6 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Fridays Maybe 1/1 fav; 2, Altmore Rose 4/1. Time: 29.09. Distance: 3.15 lengths. Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Smurfing Convoy 4/1; 2, Altmore Champ 5/2. Time: 28.82. Time: 0.75 length.Race 8 Donegal for Sam 525 (525 yards): 1, Nosey Meg 4/1; 2, Crossleigh Thyme 1/1. Time: 29.08. Distance: .75 length.Race 9 A McLean Boomakers 525 Final (525 yards): 1, Aughduff Murt 5/2; Tahina Kellie 7/2. Time: 28.97. Distance: a short head.Race 10 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat one (575 yards): 1, Mr Bishop 6/1; 2, Total Motion 4/1. Time: 31.91. Distance: .75 length.Race 11 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat two (575 yards): 1, Kingsmill Aguero 2/1 fav; 2, Mongys Girl 9.4. Time: 32.03. Distance: a short head. Race 12 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat three (575 yards): 1, Dirt Bird 6/1; Take Cover 4/1. Time 31.82. Distance: 1.5 length.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: September 21st, 2014 by johngerardShare 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)Tags:greyhoundLiffordResultslast_img read more

first_imgSouth Africa’s future is in good hands, President Jacob Zuma said as he joined Britain’s Prince Edward in recognising the achievements of 130 young people from across the country at the President’s Award for Youth Empowerment ceremony in Cape Town on Thursday night.President Jacob Zuma presented the awards together with Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, and Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Countess of WessexPresenting the awards at the Table Bay Hotel together with Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, and Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Countess of Wessex, Zuma paid tribute to Mandela, the awards’ founding patron-in-chief, who passed the role on to him in 2010.The awards form part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme, which takes place in 144 countries.Zuma praised the 300 award recipients and 1 500 youngsters from schools, community youth groups and correctional centres that took part in the awards programme through various projects – including a pre-school literacy project in the Eastern Cape, a clothing project for those in need in the Western Cape, and a desk refurbishing project for a needy school in Gauteng.“We always say that the youth are the future of our country, but it takes coming to an event like this and to see the determination to succeed and to contribute to building the country, that we become convinced that indeed, this country will be in good hands.”Zuma was encouraged to hear about the joint collaborative projects that the youth are involved in through the programme.“In fact, we are particularly pleased by the participation of youth from correctional centres, as our view is that their lives must change for the better,” Zuma said, pointing out that the introduction of the award programme in correctional centres was Mandela’s initiative.The awards form part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme, which takes place in 144 countries (Images: The Presidency flickr stream)He said he was also encouraged to learn that, as part of the awards’ 30th anniversary year, three regional workshops were held with the support of Brand South Africa, the National Youth Development Agency and the Department of Arts and Culture.Part of each workshop involved award participants being informed about the National Development Plan (NDP) and how they, as young people, could help to realise the plan’s Vision 2030.“We want the youth to own the NDP and to be part of its implementation, as it is designed to make this country a better place for them.”Zuma added that the awards programme played an important role in promoting relations between South Africa and the UK.Last month, during the 10th session of the SA-UK Bilateral Forum, a youth empowerment dialogue was held to discuss youth employment, skills and entrepreneurship.South Africa and the UK both recognised that, in tackling social transformation, it was crucial to create “platforms in which youth development in all its forms can thrive and translate into meaningful contributions to the economy”, Zuma said.Jason Caldicott, a prison inmate and drug addict who joined the Presidents Awards programme and took part in making a film and in various community projects, said the programme had helped change his perspective on life, such that he was “ready to contribute to a better South Africa”.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

first_imgBSE Institute, Mumbai has announced the launch of a Post Graduate Program in Business Journalism. Spread across four modules, this will be a full-time one year autonomous programme.The last date for receiving applications is August 20, 2012. The programme is expected to commence in the last week of August.The faculty for this program will comprise reputable practitioners from the industry.This program will provide required knowledge and understanding of financial products, develop analytical skills and build a professional ttitude amongst students.For further information, visit http://pgpbj.bsebti.comlast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle defender Fabian Schar warns: We’re not yet safeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Fabian Schar has warned they’re not yet safe from relegation.Schar has insisted Newcastle still have plenty of room for improvement – despite pulling six points clear of the drop zone following victory at Huddersfield.Speaking after the game Schar said: “At the moment, we have quite good results away.“We have another important week in front of us with a game at home, and it’s another big chance for us.“We are not comfortable with the results at St. James’ Park – we always want to get points there, so we have to try and show the fans what we’ve got and (how) we can play.“We can improve a lot of things.“At the same time, we always have to be focussed and play with our heart.“Even if it is a home game, we have to be able to defend like we do away.” last_img read more

first_imgChelsea midfielder Cesc on emotional farewell: This career goes so fastby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken of his final game before joining AS Monaco.The midfielder was handed a rare start and given the captain’s armband for his final appearance in a blue shirt for the FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Fabregas missed a first-half penalty but Maurizio Sarri’s side ran out 2-0 winners thanks to Alvaro Morata’s double.The Blues boss withdrew Fabregas in the closing minutes so supporters could give the Spaniard a deserved send off after 198 games for the club.”Time flies,” said Fabregas. “It feels like last week that I started playing professionally and now it’s more than 15 years.”It goes so fast and you have to be ready every three days, for the criticism with everyone saying how good you are and the ups and downs.”It feels like growing older it never goes away it is technique. Physicality goes away. Technicality stays with you.”Nottingham Forest keeper Luke Steele denied Fabregas the perfect send off when he kept out the former Arsenal man’s spot-kick.Fabregas added: “I saw the keeper going down in the middle of the run and I thought I had it. It was unfortunate.”The day I got 100 caps for Spain I also missed a penalty, so it was destiny.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgBOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian opposition candidate Óscar Zuluaga led President Juan Manuel Santos in elections Sunday, but they now face a runoff vote in a crucial campaign for peace talks with Marxist rebels.With 96 percent of ballots counted, Zuluaga had 29.2 percent of the votes compared to 25.5 percent for Santos, both failing to get the outright majority needed to avoid the June 15 second round.Santos has presented the election as a referendum on his center-right government’s 18-month-old negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).But Zuluaga, who has the support of former conservative president Álvaro Uribe, has vowed to take a harder line against rebels.As he cast his vote early in Bogotá, Santos said the election “strengthens our democracy, our institutions and regardless of the winner we will continue on the right track towards peace.”Zuluaga, who voted in northern Bogotá, said voters were choosing “what kind of country we want.”Once ahead in opinion polls, Santos lost his advantage in recent weeks and the two rivals were running neck-and-neck in the end amid mudslinging.They led a field of five candidates, with conservative Marta Lucía Ramírez in third place with 15.6 percent.With the FARC calling a ceasefire during the vote, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón said it was the “safest election day in recent history.”Monitors from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) said the election was carried out “absolutely normally.”Allies turned rivalsSantos and Zuluaga were once Cabinet colleagues under Uribe (2002-2010), but are now bitter rivals and have clashed repeatedly in a campaign marred by espionage and corruption allegations.Santos, 62, worked as defense minister under Uribe, whose aggressive military campaign led to the killings of key FARC leaders.But Uribe, who remains popular, threw his weight behind Zuluaga, his former finance minister, going as far as calling Santos a traitor for negotiating with the rebels.The former president reiterated his support for Zuluaga as he cast his vote, saying he chose the best candidate “to retrieve the path of security abandoned by the current government.”Zuluaga, 55, has called for the peace negotiations to be suspended until the rebels give up their weapons.Santos, in power since 2010, has made ending the conflict the centerpiece of his re-election bid, campaigning on a slogan which offers voters a stark choice: “War or Peace.”‘Unforgivable betrayal’The contrasting viewpoints were evident among voters.“We need a peace accord,” said 20-year-old student María Paula Erazo.That way the government could “invest in Colombia’s other problems, like health and education,” she said.But one Zuluaga supporter Henry Gallán, a 58-year-old security equipment salesman, said his candidate would ensure there was “peace without impunity, not what Santos has done.”“His betrayal of the previous government is unforgivable,” he said.The peace process, hosted by Cuba, seeks to end a conflict that has killed more than 220,000 people and displaced more than five million since it erupted in 1964.“The main issue between the two candidates is the peace process. Santos wants to finish what he started, while Zuluaga’s precise intentions are unknown,” said Yann Basset, a political scientist at the University of Rosario.“It’s unclear if he’s going to terminate negotiations or try to continue them on different terms.”The talks have so far led to agreements on rural reform, the participation of former guerrillas in politics and the battle against drug trafficking.Santos has refused to call a ceasefire during the peace talks in order to keep up pressure on the guerrillas. Facebook Comments Related posts:Colombia’s ‘discriminatory’ military draft under discussion as peace deal comes closer Colombian Embassy attaché tells of harrowing 13-year ordeal as a FARC captive Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission Colombia and FARC rebels announce major breakthrough in peace talkslast_img read more

first_imgMarch 7, 2011Last Friday two people from the January 30. 2011 workshop graduated.[from left] Colin Evans and Guy Flagg. Colin will continue as a volunteer in construction and Guy starts his internship in construction.Congratulation to the graduates. [photo: Chihiro Saito]last_img

first_imgLast Thursday, February 2. 2012, Arcosanti Planning Interns mounted the exhibition of Arcosanti/Cosanti images, that Planning Coordinator Nadia Begin put together at the downtown[photo: Planning interns Yasaman Esmaili and Nick Klever are placing the last photos of the wall display for the exhibit on the second floor of the Burton Barr Phoenix Public Library]. The event is part of PHOENIX RISING: The next 100 years Color+Art in Contemporary Architecture The Desert Environment Series presents “conversations” with educators, architects, musicians and visual artists every Thursday during the month of February alongside a month long exhibition in the Second Floor of the Burton Barr Library to celebrate the Arizona Centennial.February 2nd, 5:30pm -6:30pm Desert Environment Series Opening Exhibit will be on display from Feb. 2- 29th on the second floor of the [photo: Public Relation Andrea Speed has made sure that we provide adequate information about the projects and is assembling the boxes for workshop and Arcosanti/Cosanti brochures].February 2nd (Opening Night)6:30pm- 8:00pm Desert Sights & Sound and Simple Shelter [photo: Planning Coordinator Nadia Begin is giving final touches to the display].February 16th,6:30pm- 8:00pm The Education of an Architect[photo: The finished display that will be exhibited until the end of the month of February].The desert environment series started in 2008 by Alumni Alex Barragan as a Forum to discuss ideas on Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design, Education and the Arts as they influence Arizona’s Most Spectacular Environment.The concept behind this month long event is:*To ENCOURAGE the study of the great disciplines of Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design, Education and the Arts.*To EXPLORE new ideas, re-sharpen our imaginative skills and find ways to develop hidden talent.*To REORGANIZE our studios, our business, or to take our projects to the next level.*To APPRENTICE with the experts in the field of your interest. [photos: Nadia Begin] February 6, 2012last_img read more