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133 graduate from BIT training in Moruca

first_imgOne hundred and thirty-three youths from the community of Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini) have successfully graduated from a skills training programme facilitated by the Board of Industrial Training (BIT).The young people attended programmes administered by BIT; these included Information Technology, block making, catering and cake decorating, and refrigeration and AC repairs.Proud graduates at the BIT graduation, Moruca, Region OneOn Wednesday at their graduation exercise held at Santa Rosa, Deputy Permanent Secretary attached to the Social Protection Ministry, Mohan Ramrattan said, “The knowledge the skills and the training which have been imparted to all of you graduates will contribute to the development of Guyana. We as Guyanese need to recognise the significance and importance of education which all international agencies see as an asset.”Ramrattan urged the youths to seek further self-development and preparation in expectation of the lucrative oil and gas sector. In total, there were 65 females and 68 males who pursued the training programme over the past four months.Toshao of Santa Rosa village, Learmond Emmanuel said the youth of the community are very appreciative of the skills acquired and related that the Government has contributed immensely to their development.A graduate receiving her certificate from the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Social Protection Ministry, Mohan Ramrattan“The Village Council is willing, and we are prepared to continue to help the youths of Moruca, we were fortunate to acquire our own tutors and facilitators from within the community, we will be prepared to accept further programmes from the Board of Industrial Training,” Emmanuel said, as he urged the graduates to seek further Technical skills by joining the Essequibo Technical Institute to give back to their communities and country.The Department of Public Information (DPI) spoke to some of the graduates trained in Information Technology (IT) who all agreed that their newly acquired skills will benefit them as they move forward.Nakita Jerome shared that she has applied to begin training in nursing while Mikhail Williams plans to pursue studies in Computer Science at the University of Guyana; and Sunil Pierre has signed up to begin his studies to become a business teacher.last_img read more

Inspirational Eleanor stepping down as New Year’s Walk organiser

first_imgOne of Crumlin Hospital’s champion fundraisers will be handing over the reins of the popular New Year’s Walk/Run in Downings after 2020.Eleanor Mooney will celebrate her final year organising the charity walk, which has grown substantially in the last 19 years.Thanks to the hard-work of Eleanor and her helpers, the event has has raised over €338,000 over the last 19 years in aid of CMRF Crumlin who raise vital funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Eleanor MooneyDublin native Eleanor Mooney organised her first New Year’s Day Walk/Run in 2000 – “I was working in support services in Letterkenny at the time and gave sponsorship cards to some of my contacts. I was delighted that many of them came out for the walk on New Year’s Day bringing some of their friends and family with them. We collected €3,300 that day. It was the start of our New Year’s tradition.”The numbers of walkers and runners increased year on year. In 2000, three runners took part compared to 2019 when around 100 runners joined in.Eleanor was a supporter of CMRF Crumlin before she started the New Year’s Walk/Run, organising raffles to raise funds. She’s also taken part in the Women’s Mini Marathon an incredible 27 times. This will be Eleanor’s last year to organise the event as her commitment of 20 years of the New Year’s Walk/Run comes to a triumphant end.She is delighted that the tradition she started will be continued by the team in Donegal.“I’m delighted to know that the wonderful people I’ve worked with on the New Year’s Walk/Run over the years will continue the event,” Eleanor said. “I know it will be in very safe hands as I celebrate my last year working on it.”2018 New Year’s WalkThe Walk/Run has become an important part of the Christmas season in Downings. People travel to take part in the fundraiser and the locals are always there to help support CMRF Crumlin.This year’s Walk/Run will kick off from The Singing Pub, Downings at 12 noon on January 1st 2020 and everyone is welcome on the day. People can walk or run the scenic Wild Atlantic Way route. No matter what your walking or jogging ability is you can take part because there’s a roaming car to collect anyone who gets too tired. There are sweets and minerals along the route, and soup and sandwiches at the end of it for everybody.New Year’s Run/Walk starting point at the Singing Pub DowningsIf you’d like to take part in the New Year’s Walk/Run 2020 and you don’t have a sponsorship card, just turn up on the day to register, make a donation and celebrate 20 years of raising funds for Ireland’s sick children. Inspirational Eleanor stepping down as New Year’s Walk organiser was last modified: December 10th, 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

Soil is more valuable than gold

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In terms of civilization, it is more valuable than gold. The soil is the foundation for food and stability required for organized, structured society. Without good, productive soils, everything else starts to erode away. The loss of productive soil is a sad tale that shows up over and over throughout the history of mankind.This repeated trend throughout the earth’s millennia of agriculture intrigued David Montgomery, a geologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, who spoke at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in March.“As a geologist I started looking at soils and studied erosion around the world. A decade ago I got really interested in how soil erosion affected ancient civilizations. That culminated in a book that looked at the role of soil degradation in the decline of ancient civilizations. There is a depressing component to that because you see the same story play out in society after society. Societies that degraded their land didn’t prosper in the long run. You can look at places like Syria or Libya as modern examples of places that degraded their land to the extent that it compromised their descendants greatly in terms of their prosperity and stability,” Montgomery said. “Then my wife and I bought a house in north Seattle that came with a yard with dirt — not much in the way of soil. It had an old growth Seattle lawn with six inches of tangled roots. We pulled that lawn off to make a garden and we didn’t find a single worm. It was dead dirt. We embarked on an attempt to bring life back to the soil to make a garden.”In the small-scale urban backyard project, Montgomery and his wife had surprising success in rebuilding their soil with the addition or organic matter, increasing biological diversity and minimizing soil disturbance.“We restored the soil really fast, much faster than I would have guessed from the research I had done on ancient civilizations. Nature takes a long time to make an inch of soil, but we can do it much faster by taking advantage of our ability to bring organic matter in to enhance what nature would take a long time to do. We wrote a book about that experience and the parallels between what microbial activity does in the soil to help plants and what happens in the human gut. They are kind of like the same system. Then I was left wondering if we could do that same thing on a global scale on farms around the world,” Montgomery said. “I took some time off of teaching at the University of Washington in Seattle to visit farmers around the world who had already restored fertility to their land. I brought a shovel with me and said, ‘What’d you do? What did you start with and what do you have now? Can we dig a hole here and at your neighbor’s place?’ I was really impressed how rapidly some farmers had been able to restore fertility to their land and how much they had been able to reduce their use of fertilizers and pesticides. No-till was a sort of foundation for re-building soil health.”The crucial role of reducing and eliminating tillage initially surprised Montgomery.“What do you think of in terms of icons for agriculture? The plow. It is on the seal of the USDA — Thomas Jefferson’s plow is still there. Societies throughout history have relied on it. The idea that plowing could degrade soil over the long run is a little counter intuitive but it is pretty solid in terms of causing soil erosion. If you till the soil you are leaving it vulnerable to the wind and the rain until the next plant comes up. If you do that for generations it can really add up,” Montgomery said. “I found three simple principles that were in common among the farmers who had reversed the trend of ancient soil degradation and rebuilt the fertility of the land. The principles are: ditch the plow, cover up with cover crops, and grow a diversity of crops, whether in the cash crops or cover crops. Some of the farmers I visited with were growing corn, soybeans and wheat and adding diversity with cover crops in between. They had all greatly reduced fertilizers and pesticides while maintaining yields, which increases farmer profits. I view rebuilding soil health as the best long-term investment a farmer can make but it can also pencil out over the short run too. We are starting to learn about the role of soil life bacteria and fungi in plants and crops. They can help rebuild soil health at a pace that, as a geologist I find quite fast.”Montgomery’s first popular book, “Dirt,” was a fairly grim look at how erosion undermined ancient civilizations around the world. The follow up “Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life,” is more of a good-news environmental story. Montgomery’s most recent book, “The Hidden Half of Nature,” co-written with his wife, Anne Biklé, looks at the power of microbes in the soil and in human health. His books are available at books.wwnorton.com/books/Growing-a-Revolution/.last_img read more

Google Apps Now Supports Multiple Domains

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts alex williams IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Multiple domain support is a standard of Microsoft Exchange. Multiple domain support is offered through its online services but there are limits on the number of domains available.Zoho also supports multiple domains. According to Raju Vegesna:“A typical business has multiple domains associated (imagine RWW having readwriteweb.com, rww.com, rrweb.com etc). Now you may want to create email addresses, subdomains etc for each of these domains. Supporting multiple domains lets you do things like create aliases that work with all domains. For example, you have alexw@readwriteweb.com, but you can easily create aliases so that alexw@rww.com and alexw@rrweb.com can point to your actual email address. There are several other advantages with supporting multiple domains. In our case, we have three divisions (Zoho, ManageEngine, WebNMS etc). For each of the divisions, we have separate email addresses with that domain name and then sub-domains, product names etc. Managing all these from a single console is a unified experience. That is how we internally use it. But we have several customers who use it in other ways.”Multiple domain support is available for Google Apps Premiere and Education edition users at no additional charge. Google Apps now has multi-domain support, allowing organizations with two or more domains to manage from a single control panel. Until now, Google Apps permitted one domain per account. That has become an issue, especially for larger organizations, migrating employees on multiple domains. Companies would either set up other domains as domain aliases or set up different Google Apps accounts for each domain.According to the blog !escunid , this is how the process worked before: Source: !escunid Online Business DevelopmentThe new multi-domain support is an admin control that allows people on different domains to keep their email addresses but see co-workers from other domains in the organization’s global address book. Tags:#enterprise Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Uddhav returns; CM says temple issue not political

first_imgAs Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray returned to the city from his two-day tour of Ayodhya as a part of his mission to construct the Ram temple, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the temple issue is not political. Mr. Fadnavis, who was in Karad to pay tribute at the memorial of the State’s first Chief Minister Y.B. Chavan, said, “Shri Ram is a deity for the entire country, he (Mr. Thackeray) will get his blessings too,” he said.Mr. Thackeray, who offered prayers at the Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya on Sunday, said the BJP government at the Centre “may not last” if the temple is not constructed and demanded an ordinance for it. The Sena chief returned to the city on Sunday afternoon where he was welcomed by a large number of party workers and leaders amidst loud sloganeering and victory chants. At home, Mr. Thackeray and other Sena leaders offered prayers before a photo of party founder late Bal Thackeray. Prior to leaving Ayodhya, in a press conference there, Mr. Thackeray questioned why the BJP had made promises in its manifesto if everything was going to be as per the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, State BJP president Raosaheb Danve said the Sena’s stand on the Ram temple is similar to that of his party’s. “The Sena has not backed the BJP recently, but we have been together for decades. To avoid division of votes, the Sena is going to be our partner for the general and Assembly elections next year,” he said. However, the Sena had earlier said that it will fight all the upcoming elections solo.The Opposition criticised the Sena over its Ayodhya visit. “This is a political stunt targeted at polarising Hindu-Muslim voters. Had this government fulfilled its election promises, they would not need to do this,” said State Congress president Ashok Chavan. Leader of Opposition in State Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil asked if the Sena immersed its letters of resignations from the State government in the Sarayu river while offering prayers. “At a time when Maharashtra is battling drought, such events are like rubbing salt on the wounds of the people,” he said.last_img read more

Looking to snag best available talent, PBA coaches size up aspirants at Draft Combine

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—The top three picks in the upcoming 2018 PBA Draft are practically secured for CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, and Bobby Ray Parks. Jr. but it doesn’t mean the remaining aspirants are going to be pushovers.ADVERTISEMENT Of the coaches present in the Combine, probably the one with the most pressure is Meralco head coach Norman Black.Meralco owns the no.5 pick in the Draft and Black said he’s looking at those players who didn’t receive that much fanfare as compared to the potential top three picks.“We have guys in mind but a lot of that will depend on who is the no.4 pick,” said Black. “You normally see guys whom you haven’t probably seen before and you have a chance to see guys who are mostly under the radar. It just gave me a second and third chance to reinforce what I saw in practice.”For NLEX assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga, picking a player doesn’t just rely on what place a team is on the board but it also depends on the needs of a given roster.The Road Warriors own the seventh overall pick in the Draft and they’re looking to get someone who’ll mesh well with the current roster that they have.“We’re really thinking hard for this one because it’s not just the position of the player that we’re looking for,” said Arespacochaga. “We’re also looking at the talent who can help us and fit in our team.”Another coach who has a conundrum in this year’s Combine is TNT’s Bong Ravena whose team’s pick will be dealt to Rain or Shine after the KaTropa traded for Jericho Cruz in February of 2018.Ravena said they’re in a position where they don’t have many players to choose from and that they’re left to select the best quality player that best fits the roster. Paul Desiderio grateful for UAAP Finals stint for boosting his PBA draft stock SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “The first priority is to look for bigs because we have a guard heavy lineup,” said Ravena in Filipino. “We can also look for a potential backup for Jayson [Castro] and probably a wingman. So far I like Kent Lao who’s 6-foot-4. I hope we can get him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coaches in attendance during the PBA Draft Combine Thursday at Gatorade Hoops Center had their scouting goggles on to look at potential rookies that could make an impact for their respective teams.Although some tried to hide their tricks up their sleeves, six-time champion Leo Austria named who can be viable options who can even be drafted in the third round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“There are still a lot of players that can be picked up in the third round the only problem is they lack the exposure,” said Austria in Filipino. “But I can see some who have the potential.” MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Austria, whose team won’t get a single pick in the first two rounds, singled out wingmen Kyles Lao and Clark Derige and guard Dan Alberto among those who can break into his San Miguel roster, with the problem that these new players will be dead last in the Beermen’s pecking order.“The only problem is by the time you get to the third round your team is almost complete and for example, in my team, if you’re a point guard you’ll have to wait behind Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross,” added Austria.Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia, whose team owns the sixth and eighth picks, looked at guards JP Calvo and CJ Isit and forward Matt Salem as quality rookies who can beef up any team.“Almost everyone’s been showing great promise and this will be a hard decision and we really have to study for this,” said Garcia in Filipino. “I think it will just depend on who’s still available when it’s your turn to pick.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Eya Laure rues missed shot to represent PH anew amid Asian U23 pull out

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiefer Ravena proud of brother Thirdy: ‘Hardwork, sacrifice get you to where you want to be’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Laure was added into the lineup that was supposed to compete in the tournament in Vietnam but the rookie from University of Santo Tomas couldn’t do anything but move on from the higher-ups’ decision not joining the games.“Of course I was saddened by the decision but I think my time has yet to come,” said Laure in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. “There are still a lot of chances for me to once again represent the country.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas officials gave an unorthodox reason regarding pulling out from the tournament, saying they wanted to prevent opposing countries from scouting the country’s Filipino-foreign players.Laure already wore the Philippine colors as part of the under-17 team and she also has a chance to wear it once more if she can crack the lineup for the Southeast Asian Games. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READcenter_img “There are still a lot of leagues in international competition and every athletes dream of representing the country.”Laure, for the meantime, can just focus on the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament wherein the Golden Tigresses just lost to Ateneo in four sets, 21-25, 18-25, 25-16, 22-25.The Golden Tigresses dropped to a 1-1 record after the loss and Laure wants to help UST get a better campaign.“I’ll focus first here in the UAAP,” said Laure who had 12 points against the Lady Eagles. “I just tell myself every game that I have to find my confidence as a player. I think I waited a long time before I got my confidence back.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MANILA, Philippines—Eya Laure was supposed to get another chance at international competition, but the Philippines suddenly decided to pull out from the 2019 Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

4 days ago​Chelsea manager Lampard: Young team are learning every game

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Chelsea manager Lampard: Young team are learning every gameby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard believes his players are constantly learning from each match.The Blues endured a rocky start to the season, but have since stabilised and shown a level of consistency that was missing from previous displays.Now they face off against Ajax in the Champions League group stages. “Yes, yes it is [a tight group],” said the Chelsea boss to reporters. “We got a good result in Lille which changes the face of it slightly. Now, these two games against Ajax are really big. They have been such a strong team, they’ve got points on the board and they will give us a problem.”In terms of the atmosphere in the stadium, they are going to be strong. The movement and the way they play football is going to be a big test for us. We go there relatively confident so let’s take on the challenge.”I think everything is an education in football. Today we were trying to break down a team with 10 men behind the ball a lot of the time. Lille was a big education for Champions League debuts for Tammy, Mason [Mount], Fikayo [Tomori] and Reece [James].”Another one with Ajax who are a top-level team who have managed to get to the semi-finals. They have good players who play a certain way. Off the ball, you have to be fully concentrated. In terms of what they can do to you, how they play, so yes, it is a big challenge.”Chelsea have three points from their first two matches, while Ajax are top of the group with six points. last_img read more

Provincial Government to start budget consultations in Dawson Creek

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Provincial Government will start 2019 budget consultations in Dawson Creek this September.The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance will start consultation on September 17.  The consultation will run until October 15, and on top of the public consultation meetings, members of the public can provide their ideas for the next provincial budget by telephone at a public hearing, by providing a written, audio or video submission, or by filling out an online survey. The committee must release its report by Nov. 15.“This consultation is a great opportunity for British Columbians to share their priorities for Budget 2019,” said Bob D’Eith, committee chair. “In renewing our consultation outreach, we are encouraging more British Columbians to participate, including Indigenous organizations, community-based groups and first-time participants. Registration for public hearings will open on Friday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. (Pacific time) via the committee’s website: https://www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/financeThe committee will hold public hearings in 14 communities throughout the province:Dawson Creek (Sept. 17)Prince George (Sept. 18)Smithers (Sept. 18)Masset (Sept. 19)Campbell River (Sept. 20)Vancouver (Sept. 24)Cranbrook (Sept. 25)Trail (Sept. 25)Nelson (Sept. 26)Kamloops (Sept. 26)Kelowna (Sept. 27)Esquimalt (Oct. 9)Mission (Oct. 10)Surrey (Oct. 11)British Columbians may also request to participate via teleconference opportunities by calling 1 877 428-8337 toll-free in B.C. from 9 a.m. onward on Friday, Sept. 7. Open-mike opportunities will also be available at public hearings.last_img read more

Making of Mankading

first_imgThe 41.16 Law “If the non-striker is out of his/her ground from the moment the ball comes into play to the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the bowler is permitted to attempt to run him/her out. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one in the over. If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible.” Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhFirst Instance India’s Vinoo Mankad, after whom the rule is named, was among the earliest bowlers to run a non-striker out. On December 13, 1947, during India’s tour of Australia, Mankad had run out Bill Brown when Brown had left the crease before he delivered the ball. Since then, this tactic has been referred as ‘Mankading’.Bradman’s Reaction “An early sensation came in Australia’s innings when Brown was once more run out by Mankad, who, in the act of delivering the ball, held on to it and whipped the bails off with Brown well out of his crease. Immediately, in some quarters, Mankad’s sportsmanship was questioned. For the life of me, I cannot understand why. The laws of cricket make it quite clear that the non-striker must keep within his ground until the ball has been delivered.”There have also been situations when bowlers have decided against this particular form of dismissal. For instance, in the 1987 World Cup, West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh had refrained from running out Saleem Jaffar – eventually losing the game. It is definitely not a binding question of upholding spirit, rather it is a personal choice that mustn’t be unlawfully enforced.last_img read more