IAC congratulates Dr Irfaan Ali on UWI doctorate

first_imgDear Editor,The Indian Action Committee (IAC) wishes to express its congratulations to Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, PhD, on his noteworthy achievement of having been awarded a doctorate in urban and regional planning by the University of the West Indies at its recent convocation.The IAC hopes that this degree, the highest that can be awarded by the foremost university of the region, will dispel the negative aspersions that have been cast upon the reputation of this prominent politician, who has served in the previous Administration with responsibility for several Ministries at the same time including housing, water, trade and tourism; and, in Opposition, is currently serving as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee in the National Assembly which has not been dissolved as yet.The IAC recognises that Dr Ali’s previous endeavours led to massive housing developments on the coast of Guyana including Diamond-Grove, Providence, Herstelling, New Perseverance, Eccles, La Parfaite Harmonie, Tuschen and Bush Lot.The IAC wishes Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali the best in his future endeavours and hopes that his higher learning can benefit all the people of Guyana in the near future.Yours sincerely,Indian ActionCommitteelast_img read more

Universal beat

first_imgLA PUENTE – Mishaun Marshall admitted his attire of black jeans, sneakers, black short-sleeve shirt with tiny logos of silver dollar signs, and two boulder-size diamond studs was flashier than usual. The diamonds are fake, Marshall said, but the 17-year-old, Nogales High School senior’s wardrobe has to match the happy-go-lucky, big-hearted personality he shows to classmates. A multisport athlete in football and track, Marshall’s high school legacy will not only be his accomplishments on the field, but how his quirky talent of beatboxing – verbally reproducing drum sounds – helped quell racial tension that plagued the school during the spring of 2006. School officials said during a sports rally, a team manager of the basketball team was injured during a competition with the soccer team, and it escalated into fighting and objects being thrown. Tim Silvett, the football coach, knew that underneath the always smiling, baby-faced exterior, Marshall was capable of being a leader and encouraged his running back to talk to students. “I told him that people respected him,” Silvett said. “He needed to tell others to stop acting like children.” Marshall decided to heed his coach. “I told the football players that we have to stick together,” he said. “We have treat everybody fairly and play together.” During lunch in September 2006, he decided to perform in the school’s outdoor lunchroom, and a star was born. “Friends would come up and rap,” he said. “People would crowd around me.” His efforts were recognized by Princeton University. Marshall was awarded a certificate in the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. The award is given to high school students doing work in their community or school to advance the cause of race relations. “I am going to remember this and use this to keep me going in life,” he said. Marshall downplays his role but Mark Anderson, the school’s vice principal who nominated him, said Marshall was a natural choice because he is charismatic and a good listener. The tenor of the student body has transformed, much of it by Marshall’s gestures. The lunchtime beatboxing/rap performances continue nearly every day. On Thursday, Marshall and about 10 friends huddled together to perform before a watchful, if rowdy, student body. Future plans for Marshall remain undecided, but “I definitely want to play football,” he said. Silvett has high hopes for the student he calls the Pillsbury Doughboy. With his shy personality but stern presence on the field, Silvett compares him to former NFL player Roosevelt Grier. Grier was a star football player who in his spare time would knit, Silvett said. “Mishaun is like that. He has a great sense of humor but you put him on the field and the jolly guy is not there.” he said. caroline.an@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘Who ate all the pies Mr Pochettino?’ Meet the West Ham v Spurs reporter hungry for stories!

first_img5 I have known Adrian for 20 odd years, he’s been a good friend on more occasions than I can remember and we always enjoy good banter on air. There is also something really amusing about being with Adrian when his team, Peterborough, let a goal in. Pity they won on Saturday! (Just joking, Ad!)My first stop on Saturday was the press lounge for lunch. (Well, it was 11am. That’s lunchtime, right?! – Ed). To be honest, the food at West Ham last season wasn’t the best in London – just wait until I go to Chelsea for my first Michelin food guide critique. Hmmm, yummy!But wait, disaster!The Hammers have introduced a new system this season – the food voucher. Does this mean only one lunch per person? A man can’t live on that. Well, this man can’t anyway! 5 Up to the Press Box, where Adrian was struggling to get connected to the West Ham wifi. He needed a wire to plug his laptop into, but it was tied up. So I whipped out my door key to get the wire free. Big mistake!I bent the door key, which meant I would need a trip later that night to see the mother-in-law to get a spare – argh! (Imagine what she was thinking? – Ed).So only one lunch and a ruined door key. All before kick-off.  Could things get any worse? Oh yes!Cue a first half where Mark Noble, who never misses penalties, missed one, meaning West Ham’s 11 men went in 0-0 at half-time against Tottenham’s ten (Kyle Naughton was sent off for the handball that resulted in the penalty).I needed the comfort of a trip to one of the lounges to see my mate Trevor. Actually, I don’t really go there to see Trevor, I go there for the cream cakes. (Quelle surprise! – Ed). I had a couple of tarts and a cuppa before heading back up for the second half – and to witness Eric Dier’s late winner for Spurs. More joy!It seems Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s move from Southampton not only improved his bank balance (I would guess) but also his English.He famously never conducted a single interview in English during his time at St Mary’s, but now it’s been said his English is better than mine. (Is he available weekday mornings from 5am? – Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast producer).He spoke to me about Tottenham’s win blissfully unaware I’m a West Ham fan, until the Spurs press officer helpfully pointed it out to the Argentine. Oooops!Anyway, an opening day defeat and all the pre-season optimism down the drain after just 90 minutes.Only one thing for it… a trip to the local fish and chip shop.Well, you can’t face my mother-in-law on an empty stomach! It appears to be failsafe and almost impossible to forge. Forget chip and pin or scanning tickets to ensure they’re legit; who could possibly argue a scrappy bit of paper with ‘Food Voucher’ written on it isn’t the way forward?Don’t worry, I’m already working on a plan to beat the system. (You don’t say? – Ed).Anyway, voucher or not, West Ham pulled out all the stops on Saturday. The meat pies were so big I reckon I would be able to eat only four before I’d be full. On the downside, the size of the pie meant a very small portion of chips. I’ll be having a word with chef before the next home game! The Moose meets Mauricio Pocchetino 5 5 Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams is a man on a mission this season – to bring you the inside track of life as a talkSPORT football reporter. This week… big pies, bent keys, bubbles burst and a late night trip to the mother-in-laws…I was harassing sunbathers and football fans from around the world on Copacabana Beach when the fixtures came out during the summer, but there was no doubt West Ham v Spurs had my name written all over it.So on Saturday, with the optimism of a kid rather than a seasoned reporter, I arrived for the first day of the Premier League season.Matchday Live presenter Adrian Durham was alongside me. To about 90% of the English speaking world, Adrian is the man who, between Monday and Friday, gets your blood boiling on his Drivetime show. He’s the master at it. People say he does it for effect and to get calls, but that’s rubbish. If you ever got the chance to watch him at work, you would soon change your opinion. 5last_img read more


first_imgThe 16th North West 10k will be officially started by the joint Donegal Person of the Year Anne Marie Ward.The news has been confirmed by 10k Chairperson Grace Boyle as the build up begins in earnest for the charity race and walk which takes place on Sunday, May 6th in Letterkenny.The event is expected to attract more than 3,000 participants this year. The charities who will benefit this year are the Buddy Bear Appeal; the Donegal Down Syndrome Association and MS Ireland Donegal.All charities who register with the 10k committee will receive support including having their name posted on the website.This is the 16th year of the North West 10k charity and to date the event has raised an overall total of 590,000 euro for 27 different charities.In 2011 a record number of around 3,000 took part and the organizing committee is expecting that figure to be exceeded significantly this year. Among the high profile names that have already committed to walking the 10k on May 6th are the County Manager Seamus Neely and the Mayors of Donegal and Letterkenny Noel McBride and Gerry McMonagle. Race Director Brendan McDaid is appealing to all runners to register on-line at www.northwest10k.com while the organizers are using a chip system this year for athletes, which will automatically record their times at the finishing line. ANNE MARIE TO GET 3,000 NORTHWEST 10K WALKERS AND RUNNERS OFF TO FLYING START was last modified: April 10th, 2012 by StephenShare 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

Jose Mourinho confirms Matteo Darmian wants to leave Manchester United

first_img What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 4 Jose Mourinho named Matteo Darmian as his captain for the AC Milan clash ALTERED The 28-year-old joined the Reds in 2015 from Torino Most Read in Football latest “If Matteo leaves he leaves because the right offer arrives and if he stays, yes you are right, he can important for us.”Mourinho picked the Italian ace to captain his side during the penalty shootout win over AC Milan on Wednesday.Speaking about his decision, he added: “The captaincy? Because he is a fantastic guy in my two years and with Mr Van Gaal before me.“He is the kind of guy that is always ready to give what he has, he grew up in AC Milan and to play against his child club and be captain in a friendly has a nice meaning.” Manchester United are expected to demand around £18 million for the 28-year-old, who has attracted interest from Juventus.Darmian has been linked to several clubs this summer and Mourinho has admitted that he will let him go for the right price.He said: “Matteo wants to leave and I think when a player wants to leave, if the right offer arrives you have to try to be human and let the player follow his instinct, but not at any price.“And, until now, the offers we got for Matteo are not even close to being accepted. JOSE MOURINHO has confirmed that Matteo Darmian wants to leave Manchester United this summer.But the Reds boss revealed that the offers received for the Italian defender are “not even close to bring accepted”. 4 Matteo Darmian scored in the penalty shootout against the Italian side Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT NEW ERA gameday cracker Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has also confirmed that his team are interested in signing the defender this summer.Juventus were expected to secure Darmian as a replacement for Alex Sandro, who is now reportedly keen on sticking with the Serie A champions.After scoring six goals in 151 matches for Torino, the defender joined United for £12.7 million in July 2015. 4 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 silverware 4 BEST OF predicted impact Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BIG PRESENTS UP TOP How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Matteo Darmian and Co are currently touring the United Stateslast_img read more

Croatia vs England: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick-off time and team news

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions This clash is being played behind closed-doors and Croatia come into it on the back of 6-0 humiliation against Spain, who also beat the Three Lions in this competition.Since that win over England in Russia the Croatians have conceded 12 goals in three matches and are without a number of key players.What time is kick-off?This clash is set for Friday, October 12.Kick-off in Rijeka is at 7.45pm.The sides last met in the World Cup semi-final, where Croatia ran out 2-1 winners after extra-time. Sorry to remind you.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune into talkSPORT from 7pm for live commentary of this game.You can use the web player, a DAB radio, our mobile app or find us on 1089AM. Southgate and England’s World Cup campaign captured the imagination of the public Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE silverware FOOTBALL LATEST RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move What is the team news?Southgate hands the in-form Ross Barkley his first England game since 2016, while Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell makes his full Three Lions debut.It’s a positive England line-up which sees Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling all start.Meanwhile, the likes of Dejan Lovren, Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic, who played in the World Cup tie, all start for the hosts.Croatia: Livakovic, Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Pivaric, Kovacic, Rakitic, Kramaric, Modric, Perisic, RebicSubs: Bartolec, Milic, Mitrovic, Rog, Sluga, Livaja, Bradaric, Pasalic, Santini, Badelj, PjacaEngland: Pickford, Walker, Chilwell, Dier, Stones, Maguire, Barkley, Henderson, Kane, Sterling, RashfordSubs: Trippier, Butland, Alexander-Arnold, Dunk, Gomez, Winks, Chalobah, Maddison, Mount, Bettinelli, Sanchocenter_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England are back in action as they face their World Cup conquerors Croatia.Gareth Southgate has signed a new deal as Three Lions boss and will be keen to get a winning run going after beating Switzerland 1-0 last time out. MONEY BEST OF REVEALED 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: As songs supporting Donegal’s All-Ireland bid go, this one is definitely up there!But it’s the video which makes it.The song is ‘Shipping Up To Glenties’.Click to play  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (THE MADDEST VIDEO YET!) was last modified: September 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (THE MADDEST VIDEO YET!)last_img read more

SA, China to ‘expand mutual investment’

first_img19 July 2012 South African President Jacob Zuma and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, met in Beijing on Wednesday as part of an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. Zuma is in Beijing from 18 to 20 July to attend the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) on Thursday. The FOCAC meeting is an important opportunity to beef up solidarity between China and African countries, Hu said. He added that China is ready to work with South Africa to advance the construction and development of the forum, as well as a new type of China-Africa strategic partnership. South Africa is also committed to strengthening relations with China and attaches great importance to bilateral strategic partnership. China has become South Africa’s largest trading partner and South Africa hopes to increase exports to China, Zuma said. The country will also welcome more Chinese investment in its infrastructure construction, industrial zones and the mining industry to boost bilateral trade as well as Africa’s economic development.‘Maintaining the momentum of high-level contact’ Bilateral relations between the countries have progressed since the two leaders met at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul and the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Los Cabos earlier this year, Hu said. He raised a five-point proposal on enhancing bilateral cooperation by suggesting that the two sides “maintain the momentum of high-level contact, deepen party-to- party exchanges and accommodate each other’s concern on major and core interests to cement strategic mutual trust”. He called on the two countries to expand pragmatic cooperation in line with each other’s development strategy and boost balanced development of bilateral trade. On people-to-people exchanges, Hu said the two countries should consolidate the friendship between the two peoples, noting that China supports South Africa’s economic and social development and is willing to train more professional and technical personnel for the country. Hu also called for enhanced coordination between the two countries under the framework of the United Nations (UN), World Trade Organization (WTO), G20 and the BASIC and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group of emerging nations to promote world peace and development. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Six Do’s and Don’ts for GIFF Filmmakers

first_imgThe Geocaching International Film Festival is returning for another year of epic geocaching moments captured on camera.If you’re a filmmaker, a geocacher, or something in between, GIFF 2018 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. Submissions are due August 1, 2018.But before you start filming, check out these do’s and don’ts of making a GIFF entry. 1. Do read the Submission RulesThis one is pretty straightforward. You can find the rules here. There are 1497 words on that page. Now, we know that’s a lot of fine print to digest. Here are some tips for making it through: Find a comfortable spot to sitKeep a snack and water nearby for stamina and hydrationDo take the rules seriously! We hate having to turn down awesome films because of small, preventable guideline problems.2. Do watch films from previous yearsFor inspiration and context, it’s generally helpful to get to know your peers. Don’t know where to start? Check out the films from prior years for a nice variety of genres. While you’re watching, try to pinpoint one thing each film excelled at, and start to make a mental list. Then when you set out to make your film, you’ll have some ideas of what you might want to make your film excel at.3. Don’t use music without permissionIt’s in the submission rules too, but it never hurts to mention this one again. We see so many submissions come in with background music that the filmmaker doesn’t have the rights to. Yes, it definitely would be neat if you could open your film with a sunrise shot accompanied by music from The Lion King. There may be a way to get permission for that, but it’s probably expensive and difficult. Instead, we recommend using one of these free, fair-use music resources to source your tunes: Free Play MusicVimeo Music Store (choose Creative Commons/free)Garage Band (mac app)LMMS (PC app)4. Do show, Don’t tellFilm is visual medium—you’ll have your audience on the edge of their seats by keeping the voiceover and dialogue short and sweet. Be merciless with your final editing. Bad lines aren’t like your children. You’re allowed to give them up if they’re awful.5. Don’t sacrifice qualityMany GIFF filmmakers are geocachers before they’re…well…filmmakers. Which is completely fine. Your experience producing a film may not match your experience finding nanos. And let’s face it—this isn’t Cannes and it’s not Hollywood. But we do prefer videos that look and sound good on the big screen. Invest some time in figuring out how you’re going to make the audio clear and the visual crisp. 6. Do seek advice and listen to feedbackMost filmmakers will work as a team with at least one other person. This is helpful considering the work it takes to produce a GIFF film. But it’s also helpful to bounce your film ideas off of others before the final product. Collect your closest friends or family and show them your storyboard (or whatever you’re using to brainstorm). Keep in mind that your film shouldn’t be shared beyond those you consider your filmmaking team in case it becomes a finalist!Submission deadline is August 1, 2018!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related5 Tips for getting your video into GIFF 2015June 15, 2015In “Community”6 Tips for Submitting a Film to GIFFApril 3, 2017In “Community”5 Film Genres GIFF Audiences LoveJune 5, 2018In “News”last_img read more

Evernote (Finally) Updates Its Web Interface

first_imgTags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Over the last few months, Evernote has rolled out new versions of its most popular apps, with redesigns to iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. And now it’s finally time to turn to the Web version of Evernote, in what will be its first major redesign since Evernote launched.While there’s been nothing wrong with the Evernote’s Web interface per se, when you compare the web experience to native apps, the interface makes you happy that you have downloaded the desktop client or the mobile phone app. It’s sort of dull and gray. The new interface has been revamped. It’s brighter and it now has the recognizable three-panel interface. From left to right: your notebooks, your tags, your note list, and your single note view.The Web version also features Notebook Stacks (so you can easily group your Notebooks), a Snipper view (so you can see contents without having to actually open a note), and Autosave.The Changing (And Growing!) Evernote DemographicCEO Phil Libin says that only 13% of Evernote users currently use the Web version, and with those statistics in mind, it does make sense that this was the last app for the company to redesign. But Libin notes that since Evernote’s launch, its demographics have shifted substantially. No longer is Evernote solely used by professionals (professionals with their fancy smartphones and native apps, that is). The tool is becoming used by more and more students. For many of them, that means using the Web version – not simply because they’re accessing Evernote via the computer lab, but because (and please take note here developers) they don’t download software and they prefer the browser.This update also adds a new feature to Evernote: the ability to share individual notes over Facebook and email. Users will be able to share a note with others – in the words of Libin “share your private brain with the social brain.”The addition of a Facebook share mechanism comes pretty late in the game for Evernote. While startups are often told to include viral loops like Facebook, Evernote has hardly needed such a thing. The company is adding over 26,000 new users a day. Nonetheless, the ability to share notes to a Facebook wall or to a Facebook group will likely only serve to help boost that growth. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more