Thieves raid businesses in Kalyan Mall

first_imgTwo businesses were on Friday evening raided by suspected bandits following a break-and-enter at the Kalyan Shopping Mall located on Lamaha Street, Georgetown.The window which the thieves gain entryThe discovery was reportedly made at about 08:00h on Saturday, when employees of the store turned up for work and realised that the His and Hers Clothing Store on the second floor and the Euphoria Beauty Salon on the lower flat had been burglarised.The superintendent of the building said the robbers gained entry into the shopping plaza via a window which leads to the clothing store, which was found open.This newspaper understands that surveillance footage obtained from a neighbouring building showed a man leaving the premises of the mall with a black bag which is suspected to contain the stolen items.Owner of the His and Hers Clothing Store, Priya Sookram, told Guyana Times on Saturday that while a full assessment of her losses has not been conducted, it is estimated that over $1 million in goods were stolen, which include clothes, shoes and fragrances.The matter was reported to the Brickdam Police Station and an investigation has been launched, but no one has been arrested.last_img read more

Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter to host Street Feast 2019

first_imgTo celebrate the National Day of Street Feasts, Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter are inviting everyone to join them and thousands of other people around the country and celebrate in a community feast on Sunday, 5 May.Running from 1–4pm on the Church Lane, the street feast is open to people of all ages and will celebrate community with music, food and dance.The historic area behind Church Street Cycles in Letterkenny will be transformed with street decorations, dining tables and a host of street food for the unique event. Throughout the afternoon, there will be games, food and live music and DJ Sean Purser.Local cafes and restaurants in the town are supporting the event through sponsorship of tasty dishes and Cathedral Quarter are asking people to come join in the event on Sunday, May 5.A spokesperson said: “Last year, more than 120,000 people took part in 1344 Street Feasts all around Ireland and we’re looking forward to another great event for 2018. It’s a great excuse to eat good food, meet new people and have lots of fun.“It’s all about community, diversity and bringing people together, so if you love to cook or play music we’d love everyone to join in the fun, bring a dish too or perform in what’s sure to be one of the great outdoor parties of the Summer.” For further information on the Cathedral Quarter Street Feast or to get involved contact committee members Nuala Doran on 086 892 7778.Visit the Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter social media page for regular updates and news.Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter to host Street Feast 2019 was last modified: April 26th, 2019 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) Tags:letterkenny cathedral quarterstreet feastlast_img read more

Eagles 19s prepare for postseason run

first_imgIt’s crunch time for the Humboldt Eagles this weekend, as they begin play at the American Legion 19-under NorCal Area Tournament in Chico.The Eagles earned the top seed for the eight-team tourney after sweeping a doubleheader over the previously undefeated Chico Nuts on Monday, and will open today against No. 8 Yolo.Last summer, the Eagles lost in the state championship to Chico, and this season they’ll be hoping to go one better.“It’s one step at a time,” head coach Justin Andersen said. …last_img

Dog days are a good thing for A’s Triple-A team and its four-legged bat boy

first_imgDuring their colorful history, the A’s have enlisted a mule as a mascot. They have employed a mechanical rabbit to pop out of the ground to deliver baseballs to the home plate umpire. During their short stay in Kansas City, they allowed sheep to graze beyond the right field fence and goats to wander the outfield. (No, not during the game. That would be weird).One time they endeavored to have a real elephant throw the ceremonial first pitch before a game in Oakland. With its trunk. If memory …last_img

Online educational resources

first_imgThere are multiple online resources for the leaner and teacher to use.Youngsters getting valuable computer skills. (Image: Go Eco Blog)Brand South Africa ReporterWhether you’re looking for a new school for your children, learning materials, past exam papers, help with research projects, background information on educational matters or a job in teaching, there are plenty of online educational resources to assist you.For learners and teachersThuthong Education PortalOffers a wealth of resources on teacher development, curriculum, legislation, educational policy, administration, links to external web resources on the internet and more. Requires (free) registration.Mindset NetworkA far-reaching project aimed at uplifting all South Africans through better education, Mindset delivers free educational material via satellite broadcasts, with supporting multimedia material in print and on the internet. Mindset provides a host of channels, focusing on high school, primary school and health care workers. Video content is broadcast on Mindset Learn to 1 000 high schools and over a million homes in southern Africa via the DStv platform (channel 100).Beaming education to the nationThe Learning ChannelComing out of the educational series aired on SABC television, the Learning Channel offers free downloadable workbooks for matric subjects, as well as interactive video tutorials in a comprehensive list of subjects for sale. There are also a number of useful resources in the archived site.M-Web LearningAlthough this site requires M-Web, Tiscali or Iafrica membership, it offers excellent resources for school-goers of all ages: textbooks, past exam papers, school projects and much more, as well as forum boards learners can use to ask questions of M-Web’s panel of experts.South African History OnlineExcellent, user-friendly site offering alternative perspectives of history, focusing on untold stories and giving learners a chance to construct their own oral histories. The Classroom section has comprehensive content for grades 4 to 12. There’s also plenty of information for teachers, and a well-illustrated section on arts and culture.South African History OnlineInternet Biology Education ProjectThe University of the Western Cape’s botany department, the Western Cape Schools Network and the Western Cape education department collaborate to improve the teaching and learning of biology with online assistance. The site hosts mailing lists and newsgroups, and contains plenty of learning and teaching materials.Biodiversity ExplorerWhether you’re looking for information on a seaslug named after Nelson Mandela or advice on how to deal with fig tree-eating beetles, the information-packed Biodiversity Explorer website, hosted by Iziko Museums of Cape Town, will answer all your questions – and a lot more.Science in AfricaAfrica’s first online popular science magazine aims to promote awareness of science conducted in Africa, to provide science teachers with locally relevant resources, to give information on health and science issues directly affecting society, and more.General educational resourcesSouth African Agency for Science and Technology AdvancementSaasta, part of the National Research Foundation, aims to promote public understanding and awareness of science and technology, to nurture a new relationship between science and society, and to make science accessible and exciting to all South Africans.The TeacherOnline version of the Mail and Guardian’s monthly newspaper for teachers. Contains news and features on topical issues, educational resources, opinions, letters and advice.SABC EducationHomepage of the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s education division. User-friendly site providing information on the SABC’s various educational programmes, plus details on school competitions, school TV, games and colouring-in exercises for kids.Study South AfricaComprehensive information on studying at South Africa’s higher education institutions.Directories of schoolsDepartment of Education schools databaseA comprehensive list of all private, public and boarding schools across the country, arranged by province in MS Excel format. Includes school contact details and is a dynamic education portal, boasting a list of some 30 000 institutions, and offers education related news, articles and resources. It also offers free website construction for schools and colleges.SchoolNet SAHosts Electronic Schoolbook, a province-by-province list of schools’ e-mail addresses and websites, where they exist. Also carries a list of non-South African schools, and links to universities and other higher education to facilitate communication among education role players. Provides education information, news, and a jobs service for teachers. Includes a full extended search function and in-depth schools information and galleries.SA SchoolsProvides a directory of all SA schools that have an online presence, and links to tertiary institutions.Independent Schools Association of SALargest association of independent (private) schools in southern Africa. Information on private schooling and a directory of member schools.SA Private SchoolsDirectory of private schools in South Africa.Private Schools South AfricaAnother private school directory.Free State SchoolsHosts web sites for schools in the Free State.AnanziWeb directory with comprehensive links to education-related South African websites.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

UN failing to represent Africa: Zuma

first_img25 September 2012South African President Jacob Zuma has raised concerns about what he described as the “undemocratic and unrepresentative” nature of the UN Security Council, saying this would lead to the council’s decisions coming under attack for lack of legitimacy.Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, Zuma said it was “common cause that the current configuration of the council is unfair. It does not reflect the contemporary geo-political realities, especially with respect to Africa.”Speaking at a session that focused on the rule of law at national and international level, Zuma criticised the UN for failing to ensure that Africa had enough representation on issues on international peace and security.The African continent was both generally under-represented and specifically unrepresented in the permanent category of the UN Security Council (UNSC), he said.“Adherence to the international rule of law will continue to elude us as long as the organ with the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security is unrepresentative and undemocratic.”He said the assembly needed to ask whether the content of the decisions of the UNSC were fair.“Over the past year we have seen both inspiring improvements and spectacular disappointments in the promotion of the rule of law through the council’s work,” Zuma said.He added that the adoption of Resolution 1989, “bringing the Al Qaida regime closer to human rights” and due process standards was a noteworthy illustration of the council’s willingness to adhere to the rule of law.The UN had been severely criticised for lack of due process in the listing and delisting of individuals. The resolution was an improvement in that it provided individuals with recourse to challenge unfounded listings.“However, as we noted during the Security Council’s debate on the rule of law in January 2012, there is a need to ensure greater accountability for actions taken in the name of the Security Council.”Africa would continue to encourage the organs of the United Nations, including the council, to make greater use of the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, by making requests for advisory opinions when confronted with complex legal questions.The continent was also of the view that while exerting efforts to promote the rule of law at the national level, including the promotion of accountability mechanisms, equal attention also had to be paid to the rule of law at international level.“If not, the United Nations runs the risk of being accused of double standards and hypocrisy,” Zuma said.Source: read more

Working Together in Addressing Sensitive Topics – We want to hear from you!

first_imgThis MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on July 29, 2016. Listening Session: Working Together in Addressing Sensitive TopicsDate: August 10, 2016Time: 11:00 a.m. EasternThe MFLN Military Caregiving concentration would like to invite you to join us at 11:00 a.m. ET, August 10, 2016 for a Listening Session entitled, Working Together in Addressing Sensitive Topics. Yep, you read that right…Listening Session. The session will offer an opportunity for your voice to be heard and for you to actively communicate your client concerns with fellow peers and colleagues.Often caregivers find it difficult to discuss sensitive topics such as finances, asking for help, intimacy, mental health and other topics with military service providers. During the listening session you will have a chance to identify specific sensitive topics that can be found within your field, as well as challenges you face when communicating these sensitive topics. The session will briefly introduce the importance of interpersonal relationships and its effects on varying adult learning styles, followed by an in-depth, engaged session from you, the service provider.The information we gather from this listening session will set the stage for our Military Caregiving concentration’s three-part Virtual Learning Event (VLE), held this fall on Communicating Sensitive Topics: A Service providers Approach to Working with Caregivers. Be ready to share your sensitive topics, case studies, scenarios and questions with colleagues on August 10th in similar special healthcare disciplines. Certificate of CompletionThe MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will offer a certificate of completion following the webinar.Interested in Joining the Webinar?To join the webinar, simply click on Listening Session: Working Together in Addressing Sensitive Topics. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense APAN system, but is open to the public.If you cannot connect to the APAN site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream. Mobile options for Ustream are available on all Apple and Android devices.last_img read more

Korea deals PH 2nd loss

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Netball aims to do better in KL meet MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Philippines whipped Hong Kong, 25-16, 25-21,25-17, to jump-start its group stage campaign on Wednesday.In other matches, Japan and Kazakhstan also prevailed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJapan, No. 6 in the world, swept Taiwan, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20, to also improve to 2-0.The Taiwanese slipped to 1-1. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKorea handed the Philippines another loss, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12, in the Asian Volleyball Championship (AVC) Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship classification stage on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.The Koreans, ranked 10th in the world along with the Argentines, are undefeated in two matches in the classification stage.They have a shot at a top-four seeding in the quarterfinal round.The Philippines, meanwhile, absorbed its second straight loss. On Saturday, it bowed to Kazakhstan, 23-25, 20-25, 19-25.ADVERTISEMENT NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical adviserscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The Kazakhs dropped the first set but eventually overcame the Vietnamese, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20, to likewise tote a 2-0 slate.Vietnam is at 0-2.The classification stage will be used to determine the eight teams’ seeding come the quarterfinals.Japan actually owns a 3-0 record but with Australia getting eliminated from the tournament, its win over the Aussies won’t be counted in the classification rounds. —WITH REPORTS FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games View commentslast_img read more

Private Sector Invests $9 Billion in Agricultural Sector

first_imgPrivate investment totalling more than $9 billion has been pumped into the agricultural sector, says Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda.In addition to that sum, the Minister notes that the Government, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is spending $320 million to build several agro-processing facilities across the island through the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).Also, over the next three years, with funding from the IDB, projects valued at more than $650 million will be undertaken by the Government to boost agricultural output in key producing parishes, including the establishment of an agro-park in Spring Garden, Portland.Mr. Samuda told farmers attending the 122nd Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) on July 12 in May Pen that they must establish partnerships to maximise the investments that are coming into agriculture.“A new interest in agriculture is seen by big corporations in Jamaica. The distributors who used to buy and sell and don’t invest in the land, have started to invest in agriculture,” the Minister said.He added that hoteliers are now “turning to the farmers” to produce food for their guests, and that this new thrust will help to build the agro-industry and ensure that more of the money spent by tourists remains in Jamaica.The Minister pointed out that more than $208 million is being spent in seven parishes to establish support services for farmers, including the necessary infrastructure to sustain the high production of crops.Mr. Samuda also noted that $50 million is being provided to assist small farmers islandwide through the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).last_img read more

Research Sheds Light On Massive Underwater Deep SeaChurning Waves

first_imgAnyone who has spent time on a beach can visualize rolling waves, breaking as they approach the shoreline. What most probably don’t realize, is the same thing happens out of sight, deep under the ocean surface – but on a massive scale.Download Audio:Picture this: a giant wave, close to 1,000 feet tall, spanning more than 50 miles – that is the scale we’re talking about, and it’s happening thousands of feet underwater.“If you’ve ever seen the office toys that have a layer of blue fluid and a layer of clear fluid, and you can rock them back and forth and see these very slow-moving undulations,” Harper Simmons, an associate professor of oceanography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said. “That is exactly the phenomena we’re talking about.”He’s been studying these massive, undersea waves for over a decade.Since 2007, Simmons has been taking part in a study in the South China Sea, with researchers from 25 institutions from five countries, taking a closer look at how these waves work.Even though the movement of these waves appear similar to a waves on the surface, he says there are some differences.“They move at approximately three meters per second, whereas a surface wave might move at 10 or 20 times that rate,” Simmons said. “So they’re massive waves; they contain huge amounts of energy, but they evolve in slow motion relative to what we would see at the surface.”Simulation of internal waves of the South China Sea by Dr. Harper Simmons of the University of Alaska Fairbanks using Arctic Region Supercomputer Center (ARSC) High Performance Computing resources. Visualization by the University of Washington Center for Environmental Visualization (CEV).But why are these waves so important?Big waves create big turbulence, and Simmons says that’s what makes them vital.“And anywhere you can have strong turbulence, you can bring up fresh nutrients from depth,” he said. “And, so these waves have profound effects on ecosystems.”By redistributing the deep-sea nutrients closer to the surface, the waves help replenish the shallower parts of the ocean where much of the biological activity takes place.Undersea waves require ocean stratification in order to form – meaning layers of water, defined by differences in salinity and temperature. If stratification exists, Simmons says the other primary ingredient is usually tidal action moving over submarine ridges, islands, and other types of underwater topography, which means these waves are forming all over the world – including Alaska.“A place like Prince William Sound, a fjord, is highly stratified and there’s very significant tides,” Simmons said. “So we expect that the larger fjords, such as Prince William Sound, would be absolutely filled with these things.”Not much research has been done on Alaska’s sub-surface waves, but Simmons says researchers do know they form in the Arctic Ocean – albeit in a weaker form.“One of the main energy sources for these are from storms in the Arctic,” Simmons said. “And the ice kind of an insulating barrier to prevent that kind of energy from being put into the ocean.”Simmons says researchers are interested to see if the Arctic dynamic changes as the area continues seeing reduced sea ice, seasonally.The study of internal waves in the South China Sea was summarized in an article published in the May 7th issue of Nature.last_img read more