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Kurukururu residents get ‘yellow and green’ 72-seater bus

first_imgDespite criticisms heaved at government by the public concerning the deliberate painting of vehicles used in President David Granger’s ‘Three Bs’ initiative, in “green and yellow”, the party’s symbolic colours, there has been no modification to the newly commissioned bus that was recently gifted to the Kurukururu residents.The 72-seater bus that was handed over to the residents of KurukururuThe Three Bs’ initiative which had catered for the provision of Boats, Buses and Bicycles had been introduced by the President earlier this year for transportation needs of students. The programme was further expanded to Five Bs’ with the addition of Breakfast and Books.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) had criticised the move by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) government linking it back to the doctrine of Paramountcy of the Party of the 1970s when the ruling party held sway over the state. The Opposition expressed fears that soon, “just as the PNC flag was flown at the Court of Appeal, the colours of APNU and AFC, green and yellow, would be used to paint public buildings.”The President on Friday commissioned a 72-seater bus, during a ceremony at the Kurukururu Primary School, for students living along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. This was achieved through a joint partnership between President Granger and Peter Lewis, a Berbice businessman.Citing the high rate of school dropouts and its adverse effect on one’s future, the President during his remarks to the gathering at the school pointed out that government is fixed on ensuring every child has an equal opportunity to easy access to education.As such, this initiative was introduced to cater for students across the country who may have complexities in acquiring an education due to circumstances, especially in regards to transportation.With education being one of the most crucial necessities for leading a productive life, the head of state highlighted that this is just one step the government has undertaken to mobilise transportation countrywide.He emphasised that despite inequalities created by the public in terms of separation through race, religion and social status, every citizen is entitled to an education which would pave the way for their personal growth and that of the country.“You must be able to grow up as members of an equal society, as equal citizens. We need to give them equal access to education because education is the gateway to a successful career and to a comfortable life… Inequality is created by people, who are educationally deficient, people who are poor, people who don’t have opportunities,” President Granger mentioned.Speaking in regards to the Local Government Elections and the impact of the public’s participation in community affairs, Granger charged the residents to play an active role in the development of Guyana on a constituency basis which is more feasible through education.Meanwhile, giving her remarks, Regional Chairperson of Region Four Genevieve Allen cited that students and parents have been facing major difficulties where transportation is concerned, especially financially and the commission of the bus would make a major impact in addressing this adversity.Thus far, this is the seventh ‘yellow and green” bus that has been commissioned, with one more expected to be donated to the residents of Baracara in Berbice River on Sunday.last_img read more

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Age and Creativity

first_imgIf you’ve never been to a Baba Shabu exhibition, be sure to plan to spend some time there when you go. It’s a chance to enjoy while invigorating your spirit. Just looking slowly and peacefully, your eyes begin to see more and more amazing textures, layers and dynamic shapes bounding across the canvas exciting the imagination. When you carry a piece home with you, this process goes on for years to come – discovering more and more beauty.Liberia has a miraculous effect on Baba. At 87 years his eyes allow him to see balances, colors and dimensions that show his love and appreciation for his homeland and environment. He can see the smallest speck on his canvas and not see a full grown man standing nearby who came to greet him.As Baba Shabu’s mobility slows down, his creativity accelerates. “Beauty, Balance, and Strength of the Arc,” his new exhibition, opens at Hotel Provident Gallery on December 16. Baba’s creative spirit was active as soon as he saw the hotel’s arched entrances. And the exhibition was born!Don’t miss this chance to see the work and meet our “old man of the arts” for yourself.9th St and Payne Ave Sinkor (Beach Side)Gallery Hours: M-F 12-2pm and 7-9pm; Sat 1-4pmReception Fri Dec 16, 5-8pmShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The Government of B.C. and Encana investing $40,000 for violence against women video

first_imgBoth will invest $20,000 each toward EVA B.C.’s 15 – 20 minute training video focused on workers involved in resource extraction that will be used in training employees to help create supportive and healthy work environments.The video will target new employees in these resource sectors, focussing on identifying risks and responding appropriately to violence against women.“This video is a direct result of our involvement as a founding partner in the Be More Than a Bystander program, which is designed to teach people to speak out about violence against women,” Vice-President of Government Relations Canada for Encana, Richard Dunn said. “Taking this same message into our field operations aligns with our commitment to ensuring a safe, respectful workplace and is a proactive step to address this difficult issue which exists in every community.”- Advertisement -EVA B.C. has a number of initiatives underway to help end violence against women and they will also produce material relating to violence against women for new employees to be included in training and orientation packages as part of their new Domestic Violence in the Workplace training program.The Provincial Office of Domestic Violence was created in March 2012 as the permanent lead for the B.C. government, focused on strengthening the services and supports available for children, women and families affected by domestic violenceProduction of the video will commence this summer.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Women of excellence: Pontsho Manzi, working for female unity and empowerment

first_imgAs part of her image-consulting business, Pontsho Manzi works with women to build their self-esteem through empowering workshops on image management.Businesswoman, globally recognised inspirational speaker, facilitator, coach and image consultant Pontsho Manzi has a cause close to her heart: women empowerment, female unity and the forging of an authentic sisterhood that encompasses confidence, self-esteem and mutual upliftment without competition or envy.A qualified HR practitioner by training, Manzi is executive chair and CEO of Botlhokwa Group, the holding company for Recrutrain, FabImage and Bonisa Media. She is also an author, the founding editor and publisher of Fabulous Woman magazine, and the creator of South Africa’s first inspirational diary for women, Diary for Fabulous You.Passionate about female empowerment, youth development and leadership, Pontsho is also the founder of the non-profit Fabulous Girls Foundation and FabWoman Awards.In 2013 Pontsho realised there were no awards to recognise the ethical values embodied in female empowerment and unity. So she launched the Fabulous Woman Awards to celebrate the foundational principles of ethical womanhood. These are first awards in South Africa that recognise both girls and women in an effort to spread the spirit of sisterhood and cross-generational bonding to all of the country’s women.On the professional side, in 2004 Pontsho formed Recrutrain, an HR consulting and training company that delivers innovative staffing and training solutions to both private and public sector organisations in South Africa and the SADC region. During her early years of recruiting and training she saw a need to link her business with image consulting, as many candidates consulted her for advice on self-image and image management.As part of the image consulting business, she identified a need to work with women and build their self-esteem through empowering workshops on image management.The feedback from workshops propelled her to delve into the image consulting business and she in 2006 she qualified as an image consultant with the Image Academy of South Africa, a member of the Institute for Colour and Image Consultants for Men and Women in California, USA.With her business acumen, Pontsho launched FabImage in 2007 as a separate company to offer image consulting services to companies and individuals in South Africa and the SADC region. She has delivered talks to organisations and businesses that include GIBS Business School, MTN, MultiChoice, HPCSA, Old Mutual, SASRIA, Kumalo Green, Sasol, MAN, Transnet, the Department of Labour, Vodacom and Cell C.In 2009 Pontsho founded the non-profit FabGalz Foundation, with the aim of empowering young women and girls. Despite a demanding business schedule, she still coaches girls on character building, leadership skills, self-esteem, personal branding and impression management throughout South Africa. She sits on the board of VK Foundation and Young Women in Business Forum.In 2011 she created and launched an annual inspirational diary for women called Dairy for Fabulous You, produced by her newly formed publishing company, Bonisa Media. This was Manzi’s bold foray into the media world and another platform to discuss important issues that concern women.The response from women whose lives she had touched through the diary was overwhelmingly in support of a more frequent publication. So in 2012 Pontsho launched Fabulous Woman Magazine to offer inspiration to women on a quarterly basis, and was amazed by the reach the magazine gave her in her quest to address women’s issues.Through both the diary and magazine, Pontsho has come full circle back to her original purpose to encourage dialogue among women and strive for a cause close to her heart: women empowerment, women’s unity and the forging of an authentic sisterhood.A devoted Christian and philanthropist, Pontsho scooped two awards at the 2014 DTI South African Premier Business Awards: Young Entrepreneur Award and Play Your Part Award.She was also a finalist in the 2014 Women for Africa Awards: International Media Woman Category. In 2011, she was the Winner of Anne Dreyer Rising Star Award, and in 2012 a nominee for South African Most Influential Women and the Shoprite Woman of the Year Award in the Heroine Category. Pontsho was also a finalist in the Heroine Category of Feathers Awards 2013.She has featured on SABC 3, ETV, CNBC Africa, Good Morning Africa, SAfm, Radio 2000, Kaya FM and many more, and been profiled in print media publications at home and abroad.last_img read more

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5 Essentials Tools for Your Documentary Camera Package

first_imgIn this write-up, we’ll take a look at five of the best, highest-quality tools and accessories to make your documentary camera package top notch.Building the perfect documentary camera package is a constantly changing process. Through years of trial and error, you begin to find which camera system (and accompanying tools and accessories) works best for you. Although cameras are constantly evolving, accessories can remain consistent across multiple camera systems. For this reason, I’ve always found it highly advantageous to buy the highest-quality tools and accessories I can afford.1. Articulating ArmImage via Wooden Camera.Articulating arms are one of the most versatile tools you can have in your camera package. Whether you use them to mount an external monitor, a wireless video feed, or even an audio recorder, these arms are very beneficial. When it comes to articulating arms, you most certainly get what you pay for. While it’s easy to find many cheap models, buy the absolute best that you can, so this valuable tool will be a part of your kit for years to come.My personal favorite is the Wooden Camera Ultra Arm. It’s robust, strong, and ultimately reliable, in even the most extreme conditions.2. Follow FocusImage via Wooden Camera.A solid follow focus system will last you multiple camera and lens systems. Also, a quality follow focus will prove vastly beneficial when you’re filming the reactionary style content involved in documentary filmmaking. If your follow focus decides to fail, then your shot could also fail.There are many great options out there for quick, lightweight follow focuses. My go-to is the zip focus from Wooden Camera.3. Dovetail PlateImage via Wooden Camera.With documentary filmmaking, you have to be consistently on-the-go and as reactionary as possible. However, sometimes lifting your camera off the tripod head can take longer than you expected, and the movement is never very smooth.Fortunately, a dovetail plate makes that transition exceptionally smooth and safe.4. External MonitorImage via SmallHD.Documentary filmmakers tend to keep their camera packages as light and portable as possible. As a result, external monitors are typically one of the first things to go. However, these monitors’ benefits far outweigh the space they take up.The added benefits of false color, focus peaking, higher resolution, and a variety of other perks make external monitors an essential addition. Fortunately, external monitor manufactures, like SmallHD, have taken the need for lightweight options into consideration with products like their Focus 5 inch monitor. For this reason, it’s now an even easier choice to add a monitor to your documentary camera package.5. EasyRigImage via EasyRig.I’ve found an EasyRig is one of the best gear investments I’ve ever made. One of these can save your back, supporting you while you operate the camera all day with significantly reduced fatigue. Most often, you’ll see someone using a system like this for gimbal work, but they’re just as great, if not better, for handheld work and the demands of documentary filmmaking.While the number of filmmaking tools available is nearly limitless, these are five that I’ve never regretted adding to my documentary camera package.Cover image via REDPIXEL.PL.Everything You Need to Know About Chroma Key and Green Screen FootageWhy We’re in The Golden Age of Documentary Filmmaking5 Tips on How to Create a Great Short Documentary FilmHow a Pre-Production Checklist Can Help Your ProductionThe Complete Video Editors Guide to Working with Musiclast_img read more

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Kuldeep Sengar charged for raping Unnao minor girl

first_imgA Delhi court on Friday framed charges against expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for allegedly raping a minor girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao in June 2017. He will also be tried under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.Charges were also framed against another accused, Shashi Singh, for allegedly kidnapping the girl, who is currently undergoing treatment at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences. The Indian Penal Code provisions of Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping or inducing a woman to compel for marriage) and 376 (rape) have also been invoked.The rape survivor was seriously injured along with her lawyer, and her two aunts were killed, when an “overspeeding” truck collided with their car in Rae Bareli last month. The Central Bureau of Investigation will also probe that case, which was initially registered by the local police.Mr. Sengar and the co-accused have denied involvement in the rape case. During the court proceedings, the CBI had on Thursday submitted that the victim’s father was framed in an Arms Act case in conspiracy with three UP Police officials and five others.The alleged incident took place on April 3 last year when the victim’s father was taken to the area police station following an altercation and an FIR registered against him for allegedly possessing a country-made firearm and four live cartridges. He was arrested and sent to judicial custody, during which he died, on April 9, 2018.Last week, the Supreme Court had directed a day-to-day trial in the rape case, to be completed within 45 days.last_img read more

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Evaluating the schedules of OSU’s opponents

first_imgWest Virginia is on the road the week before we go to Morgantown. This game scares me, so this advantage (however tiny) makes me feel good. OSU is off the week prior to this road trip.In the same vein, Iowa State and Texas Tech are both on the road in the two weeks leading up to our games.Texas has a long road trip to Morgantown in the week before we head to Austin.OU travels to Manhattan the week before they come to Stillwater.In the negative category:K-State has a week off prior to their road trip to Stillwater (so does TCU, in a way).We will be Baylor’s third home game in a row when we visit them on Nov 23.Here’s a look at the schedules for each of OSU’s 12 opponents:Screen shot 2013-08-28 at 7.08.07 AMIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Photo Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSII was curious to see where we happened to be catching all of our opponents this year.A few games stand out. In the positive category:last_img read more

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U17 WC friendly: India vs Mauritius postponed

first_imgU17 World Cup FIFA Under-17 World Cup: India vs Mauritius friendly postponed due to heavy rainfall Anselm Noronha Last updated 2 years ago 17:00 20/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Nagoa Village Panchayat Sports Complex Anselm Noronha/Goal U17 World Cup India U17 Mauritius U17 India Under-17’s friendly clash against their Mauritius counterparts has been postponed owing to heavy rainfall at the Nagoa Sports Complex in Goa… The India Under-17 squad’s friendly tie against their Mauritius counterparts has been postponed to 9:00 am on Thursday owing to a heavy downpour at the Nagoa Village Panchayat Sports Complex.The Indian squad, led by head coach Luis Norton had to make do with a light gym session as training was completely called-off due to the harsh conditions.The match was slated for kick-off at 4:30 pm on Wednesday but excessive water logging on the pitch meant that neither a match nor training could take place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Head coach Norton, accompanied by team COO Abhishek Yadav and team manager Velu Dhayalamani visited the ground two-hours prior to kick-off to review the conditions. The entire coastal state of Goa has been lashed with heavy rains since the past few days and should the conditions be favorable, the friendly tie should go ahead at 09:00 IST on Thursday.Nagoa Village Panchayat Sports ComplexIn lieu of the last-minute change in plans, the Indian team management decided to make the best of what was at hand by holding a light gym and tactical session for the boys ahead of tomorrow’s clash.The situation for tomorrow too though does not look bright at the moment. As per weather forecasts, the heavy rainfall is expected to be a constant till the weekend.The India Under-17 squad is expected to complete their training camp in Goa on September 24 and the tie with Mauritius is expected to be the final friendly the team plays here. As of now, no more friendlies have been scheduled for the future but Goal shall keep the readers updated if that situation does change in the future.last_img read more

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Justin Gimelstob’s conviction puts onus on ATP to find moral fibre

first_imgTopics Gimelstob always had wider ambitions in the game and when he became one of the three board representatives elected by the Association of Tennis Professionals player council, he began to express them. In that capacity he was part of the coup that in March, during the Indian Wells tournament, unseated the ATP’s chief executive, Chris Kermode.It was a process initiated by the players’ council president, Novak Djokovic, who is at odds with Kermode about the direction of the sport, demanding more financial transparency from tournament organisers, and supported by Isner, Gimelstob’s friend and confidant, as well as a handful of other players. Despite widespread support among many prominent players across the tour, Kermode’s contract will not be renewed when it expires in November, even though he leaves behind a legacy of many improvements and innovations after years of crushing stasis in the ATP.At the time of writing, there was no ATP statement on Gimelstob’s status. Whether or not he is still a board representative when Kermode leaves his job – having voted to end his contract – will say much about the moral fibre of the game at the highest level. Share via Email Gimelstob was good at doubles, winning mixed titles with Venus Williams at the Australian and French Opens, but he failed to get past the third round in singles in 11 majors. Although he had wins over players such as Andre Agassi and Pat Rafter, he was a fringe presence on the tour. While many players would be happy with that, Gimelstob wanted more from the game. He wanted to leave his mark.Always outspoken and confident, after retiring in 2007 he found work as a blogger and commentator, most prominently with the Tennis Channel, as well as coaching, which included a recent gig with John Isner. So far, so boring. And, but for two unrelated incidents in the past several months, Gimelstob might have remained largely unknown to all but the game’s hardcore.Last Halloween he attacked a former friend, Randall Kaplan, a well-connected venture capitalist who was out trick-or-treating in the exclusive Los Angeles neighbourhood of Brentwood, with his pregnant wife, Madison, and their two-year-old daughter, Carter.In a Los Angeles court on Monday Gimelstob, 42 and now living in pleasant Santa Monica, changed his plea from not guilty to no contest to a felony battery charge, which carries a jail term but was reduced on appeal to a misdemeanour. He was sentenced to three years probation, 60 days’ community service and ordered to undergo anger-management sessions.Kaplan said in a court statement that Gimelstob knocked him to the ground from behind and hit him more than 50 times to the head. He said he was “badly bruised and in a tremendous amount of physical pain”. He admitted to “never being so scared in my life”. The judge, Upinder Kalra, described the incident as a “violent, unprovoked attack in public in front of children”. Facebook Justin Gimelstob won two grand slam mixed doubles titles alongside Venus Williams and was once ranked No 63 in the world in men’s singles. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Share on Pinterest Read more Justin Gimelstob pleads no contest to assaulting friend during trick-or-treat session Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Since you’re here… US sports Share on LinkedIn Justin Gimelstob grew up alongside a few hundred very rich people in a hamlet that Forbes magazine once listed among the 25 most expensive zip codes in the United States – New Vernon in Harding Township, New Jersey.Perhaps it shaped his sense of entitlement. Maybe it led to his downfall.Educated at the seventh-oldest private school in the country, young Justin had a golden glow about him. He also had a talent for tennis and a physical presence and personality that lifted him out of the ordinary as a junior, but these qualities did not translate convincingly to the Tour. Pinterest features Madison Kaplan, Randall’s wife, recorded some of the attack on her phone, and said in a statement: “Thankfully my husband survived, but our unborn child did not.” She added: “My doctors said everything had looked perfect with the pregnancy before the attack. The only reason they could see causing the miscarriage was the stress from the attack.”Gimelstob, who admitted hitting Kaplan, said he provoked him by making derogatory remarks about his father, Barry, who had died four days earlier. Kaplan, who first met Gimelstob in 2008 and “never liked him”, said the long-running animosity between them stemmed from his friendship with Gimelstob’s estranged wife, Cary Sinnott, a respected Los Angeles psychotherapist.Michael Kump, Gimelstob’s lawyer, said his client pleaded no contest so he could “move on with his professional life and focus on his family”.Gimelstob is not without admirers at the Tennis Channel, apparently, even though his abrasive manner is not to everyone’s taste. After Monday’s verdict, the channel issued a statement of support that made no reference to Kaplan, his wife or the child that they lost. “We are sure that Justin is pleased that this matter has been resolved,” it said. “Since he took his leave of absence from Tennis Channel in November 2018, we have been waiting for the legal system to run its course. Now that this is behind him, we will have internal meetings among our executives – and meetings with Justin – to discuss his future with Tennis Channel.”That’s the “moving on” bit of this story. But there are unresolved issues elsewhere. Share on Messenger Reuse this content Share on Facebook Sportblog Share on WhatsApp Tennis … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Twitter Support The Guardianlast_img read more

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Unsanctioned NTRA/NZ Touch Barbarians Tournament

first_imgTouch NZ and TFA wish to advise that the tournament is not sanctioned by Touch New Zealand or Touch Football Australia. NTRA is not affiliated to either Touch NZ or TFA and is not part of the recognised Touch structures of either country. Each individual can make their own decision as to whether they attend this tournament or not, however attendance at this tournament will breach Touch NZ and TFA tournament eligibility rules and regulations, and automatically apply the relevant sanctions of each nation.  We therefore notify all members of this fact and discourage any involvement.last_img read more

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