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first_imgPres. Weah is expected to sign the Land Rights Act into law anytime soon.President George Weah has made additional appointments in Government, affecting the ministries of Justice and Public Works.Those appointed, according to an Executive Mansion release are: Ministry of JusticeSebastian Farr – Deputy Inspector General/Training and Manpower Development and Commandant, National Police Academy, and Ms. Abigail Wesseh- Deputy Commissioner/Operations, Liberia-Immigration Service.Ministry of Public WorksDave Slewion  –  Assistant Minister Construction, James Reynolds – Assistant Minister/Planning and Programming, and Ms. Kaustella Kailain – Assistant Minister/Operations.Board of Directors of the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Commission Statutory Members:Minister of Public Works – Chair, Minister of Mines and Energy – Member, Minister of Health – Member, Minister of Education – Member, Managing Director/Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation – Member, Director General/National Public Health Institute of Liberia – Member, Executive Director/Environmental Protection Agency – Member, Prince Kreplah/representing Civil Society Organizations involve with WASH initiatives – Member, and Ernest G. Sharpe/representing the private sector – Member.Meanwhile, these appointments/nominations, according to the release, are subject to confirmation by the Senate where applicable.Share 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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first_imgGuyana’s newest trade and agro-processing fair, ‘Uncapped’, is billed for the Sophia Exhibition Complex from October 27 to 29, 2017.The three-day exhibition, food festival and culture show is a collaborative effort between the Government of Guyana, private enterprises, and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA).President of the GMSA, Shyam Nokta, is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the idea behind ‘Uncapped’ is to bring together both large and small agro-producers, entities involved in supporting agro-processing, and agencies and institutions to ensure their products can meet market requirements and access markets.GMSA President Shyam NoktaNokta said the trade fair would also feature a food festival which would provide opportunity to showcase what is being produced locally. Moreover, Uncapped would allow businesses to explore the prospect of working together to create awareness, and promote and expand the agro-processing sector to meet domestic needs, Caribbean needs, and markets further afield.Acknowledging that there are many challenges faced by the local agro-processing sector, Nokta said the work must begin somewhere if the sector is to move forward.“For many years, we have been talking about our potential to not only feed the Caribbean, but to look wider afield. The GMSA recognises that there are many challenges for us to be able to do this, and they range from packaging and marketing to being able to access regional and international markets, and meeting all the requirements. But we felt that, first, we need to start creating the awareness right here at home, because there are many people doing good things that we are not aware of. Why should we have products coming from external sources when those very same products we can make right here?” Nokta reasoned.Meanwhile, Ramsay Ali, Vice President of the GMSA and Events Manager of ‘Uncapped’, emphasised the importance of business owners moving the local agro-processing sector forward. “We are encouraging the shop owners of Guyana — all the shop owners — to come to this event to see exactly what Guyanese are producing that can be used locally instead of imported stuff. We have some good Guyanese products here, but (producers) need help from the Guyanese storekeepers to put those products on their shelves and promote them.”The three-day event will feature an opening ceremony at 17:00hrs on Friday, 27th October. A number of Government officials, including President David Granger and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin, are slated to be at the event.A Culture Night, featuring many local artistes, inclusive of Terry Gajraj and the cast of ‘Nothing to Laugh About’ and Shakti Strings band, will be on Saturday, October 28.The agro fair culminates on Sunday, October 29th, with “a grand” local food festival sponsored by the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL).  According to the organisers, twelve iconic food restaurants in Guyana have been invited to participate, so persons attending would be able to experience and enjoy all the local flavours offered.Other sponsors of the first-time event include IPED, Edward Beharry and Company, Sterling Products Limited, Impressions, Republic Bank, and Banks DIH.last_img read more


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first_imgThat means it will accomodate 14 senior citizens, and Ben says four of the vacancies have already been filled.The open house will run both Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm. Local members are ready to show off Fort St. John’s new Abbeyfield senior’s care facility, during a weekend open house.Ben Bergen is the President, of the local Abbeyfield Society…[asset|aid=157|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Ben_Abbeyfield-1_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -Construction of the facility, at 81-12 96th avenue, began one year ago today…[asset|aid=158|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Ben Abbeyfield-2_1_Pub.mp3]The facility has twelve units and two of them are for double occupancy.Advertisementlast_img


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first_imgDuarte offensive lineman Mike Harris signed with UCLA, Bishop Amat linebacker Carlton Fletcher is headed to Army, West Covina defensive back William Wallace is off to Oregon and Damien defensive back Daniel Harper will attend Georgetown. Dennis and Thomas, who are friends despite playing for high schools on opposite sides of the Valley, hope to make an immediate impact as Bulldogs. Thomas will play cornerback and Dennis will be a safety. “It’s a big honor,” Thomas said. “I worked hard throughout my high school career. I wasn’t even a football player when I got to Duarte, but then I met coach (Wardell) Crutchfield and he showed me a lot. He produced it and I’m here now.” Harris, who cleared the way for Thomas and other Falcons weapons, was probably the most high-profile signee of the day. He committed to UCLA soon after the season and gladly made it official on Wednesday morning. “I’m very proud,” said Harris, who is 6-foot-8, 315 pounds. “I fell in love with UCLA during my visit. I know I can be great going to this school. I want to go to the next level after college football and I know this place was just right for me. • Video: Signing Day in Pasadena • Video: Signing Day in SGV Half of Fresno State’s secondary could look very familiar to local high school football fans in a couple of years. “I just hope we can set an example to other guys coming from Duarte and other smaller schools. I just want to be a role model to the younger kids I know and the kids coming up.” The opportunity to play alongside former West Covina teammate Walter Thurmond III was a big reason why Wallace chose Oregon, where he will play defensive back. “When I took my visit, it made me comfortable being up there with Walter,” Wallace said. “I didn’t have the best high school career, but I worked hard and had a lot of people on my side. I’m just blessed to be in this situation and I thank God for it.” Harper, who came out of obscurity and enjoyed a strong senior season at Damien, made probably the most impressive academic signing of the day by choosing Georgetown. “Georgetown, it speaks for itself. It’s a highly academic school,” Harper said. “For me and my family, that was in the forefront of our minds before football, before anything. “I just wanted to go to a school where I could get a great education, and I think Georgetown is the perfect place for me.” Fletcher will leave the Valley as a citizen and eventually leave West Point as a second lieutenant. The linebacker led Amat in tackles this past season. He will switch to safety. Dennis became the latest in a recent line of Division I signees to exit Diamond Ranch. He’s also the latest member of his family to play for the Bulldogs, joining his father and his uncle, Anthony Mosley, who had a cup of coffee in the NFL with the Chicago Bears. St. Lucy’s soccer standout Sara Plutko signed a letter of intent to play at Oregon. aram.tolegian@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Diamond Ranch’s Terrence Dennis and Duarte’s Jermaine Thomas signed letters of intent to become Bulldogs on Wednesday. Dennis and Thomas were among six area football standouts who officially chose their college destinations for next season. last_img read more


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first_imgEvansville hosts UNI Friday as it tries for its first conference win. Senior Kerri Gasper, who averages a team-high 11.6 points, recently joined the 1,000 point in the team’s close loss at Loyola. The Bulldogs have won seven-straight over the Purple Aces, and leads the series 42-14. Evansville Live Stats The Sycamores limit opponents to 62.4 points per game, which is the second lowest total in the league. Junior Ashli O’Neal is the team’s leading scorer at 15.2 points. Drake has won the past four meetings in the series and owns a 55-23 advantage all-time. ESPN3 – Evansville ESPN3 – Indiana State The Bulldogs won their fifth consecutive game behind a convincing fourth-quarter in an 88-64 road win over UNI. In the final period, Drake made 12-of-14 shots as seven different Bulldogs scored while the defense held the Panthers to 10 points and forced five turnovers. Overall, Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) scored a season-high 26 points while Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) dropped in 19 points for the second-straight game. Off the bench, Monica Burich (Roseville, Minn.) and Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) each had nine points. Burich pulled down a career-high nine rebounds. Following Sunday’s game, Drake hosts Missouri State Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. inside the Knapp Center. Print Friendly Version TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Drake University women’s basketball team closes the month of January with a pair of Missouri Valley Conference road games in Indiana this weekend. Drake (13-4, 5-0 MVC) starts the trip at Indiana State (9-8, 3-3 MVC) Friday evening at 6 p.m. CST before it visits Evansville (2-15, 0-6 MVC) Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Both games will be streamed on ESPN3. Drake Game Notes Story Links Indiana State Live Stats last_img read more


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first_imgDonegal GAA star Marty O’Reilly in action last night.GAA: Marty O’Reilly showed an instinctive eye for goal during the Ulster SFC for Donegal this summer, but he’s even more of a goal predator in hurling.O’Reilly netted a fine goal against Armagh in the Ulster SFC quarter-final in June – and then scored the crucial goal against Derry which booked Donegal’s Ulster SFC final spot.However, O’Reilly has shown that there is GAA dual stars in Donegal with a sensational display for the Sean Mac Cumhaills hurlers last night. O’Reilly incredibly scored SEVEN goals as Mac Cumhaills blasted their way past Buncrana to book their spot in the Donegal SHC final.Mac Cumhaills defeated Buncrana on a scoreline of 13-09 to 0-07 in a superb display last night at Mac Cumhaill Park.O’Reilly is a busy man, he produced an excellent display for Mac Cumhaills in their Donegal SFC defeat to Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday and will play a key role for them against Glenswilly on Sunday as they attempt to reach the last eight of the Donegal SFC.DUAL STAR: MARTY O’REILLY SCORES SEVEN GOALS AS MAC CUMHAILLS HURLERS REACH COUNTY FINAL was last modified: August 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMarty O’ReillynewsSportlast_img read more


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first_imgYou can get involved with the guests featured on episode four of Play Your Part. In this episode viewers will discover how they contribute to making South Africa a better place to live by creating job opportunities and promoting entrepreneurship.Mogau Seshoene, known for her The Lazy Makoti brand, shows her culture through her culinary expertise. She also creates job opportunities for women. (Image: Melissa Javan)Brand South Africa reporterIn episode four of the Play Your Part television series, viewers learn how three people use entrepreneurship – each in a different way – to empower women and youth in South Africa. The guests are Gail Styger, Mogau Seshoene and York Zucchi.The episode, which airs on Saturday, 16 September 2017 at 18:00 on SABC 2, is hosted by Play Your Part ambassador Kabelo Mabalane. Artist and musician Mabalane is also a co-founder of the initiative, Shout for a Safer South Africa.The 26-episode Play Your Part series aims to inspire viewers to become active citizens and take part in volunteerism by profiling South Africans across the country who are doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.Learn more about episode four’s three guests and how you can get involved with them:Gail StygerGail Styger is founder of the Wot-if Trust. (Image supplied)Styger is the founder and trustee of Wot-if Trust. The organisation runs various programmes in Diepsloot, Johannesburg that work on empowering especially women and youth through skills development and entrepreneurship.Wot-if Trust also manages stakeholder engagement and consultation to channel BEE funds and guarantee points on the BEE Scorecard for contributions by corporates to the community.Its building, Father Louis Blondel Centre, is used as an open collaborative workspace where entrepreneurs, small businesses and community projects can access facilities and support services, more often than not without incurring costs.Contact details:Website: wot-if.co.zaEmail: info@wot-if.co.zaTwitter: @gailstyger or @WotiftrustYork ZucchiZucchi is a motivational speaker, who travels to townships to inspire entrepreneurship. (Image: Play Your Part TV series)Zucchi is the founder of Join the Equation, an initiative set up to match opportunities to businesses. It operates in 57 countries.Zucchi, who is also a motivational speaker, travels to townships to inspire entrepreneurship through talking to businesses.Contact details:Website: yzafrica.org and jointheequation.comTwitter: @YZP and find Zucchi on LinkedinMogau SeshoeneFor the past three years, Seshoene has been promoting South African culture and heritage through teaching people about traditional South African cuisine.Her company, The Lazy Makoti, employs rural and township women to host cooking classes using local food as well as to sell handcrafted, locally produced kitchen accessories.Mogau also hosts a cooking show on national television that showcases African recipes.Contact details:Website: thelazymakoti.wordpress.comTwitter: @thelazymakoti and find her on FacebookPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more


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first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … chris cameron Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img Tags:#Apple#mobile#NYT#web When Apple’s iPad hit the shelves just over two months ago, many wondered whether it would become as ubiquitous and as popular as the iPhone and iPod touch. One area many thought would benefit by the iPad was publishing, and some early stats could be a sign that the industry is indeed gaining traction. Wired Magazine and The Financial Times have both seen significant returns on their iPad-based applications, and with some help from Adobe, other publishers will soon find it easy to join in on the fun.Last week, Wired announced that it had sold 24,000 copies of its iPad app within the first day of its release. According to the Epicenter blog, Wired’s one-day sales eclipsed the total sales of the July edition of the Popular Science app, which has sold just 18,000 total apps since launching alongside the iPad back in April. At a $4.99 price tag, Wired’s app has quickly earned publisher Conde Nast nearly $84,000 after Apple’s 30% cut on AppStore purchases.Similarly, the blog Mobile Entertainment reported today the The Financial Times, a London-based newspaper, has sold 130,000 copies of its iPad in the first two weeks. This figure is already more than one-third of the 350,000 iPhone apps the Times has sold since its launch nearly a year ago in July of 2009. The other surprising fact is that the Financial Times’ iPad app has only been on sale in the U.S. and has yet to launch in the U.K. where the paper is published.Is this a clear sign that the iPad has changed the way people think about reading on a mobile device? Is the smaller size of the iPhone screen to blame for poorer sales compared to the iPad? Or is it that iPad novelty has yet to wear off? According to Mobile Entertainment, The Financial Times’ Stephen Pinches estimated that 2010 would be the first year the publication makes more from content than from advertising – a startling revelation in the publishing industry. Publishers that are looking to get in on the action will soon have the process of app creation simplified with new software from Adobe. CNET blog Deep Tech reported today that Adobe plans to make available software that allows publishers to quickly and easily lay out interactive media for the iPad. Working in tandem with the newly released CS5 version of InDesign, publishers can produce interactive multimedia apps using Adobe’s forthcoming software – the same used to create Wired’s popular iPad app.Clearly the iPad is providing a temporary boost to publishers’ sales, but the question remains, will it last? The iPad is still very new and many of these sales can be attributed to the exploratory app hunting many new owners of the device are prone to. Wired and The Financial Times are also a pair of publications that may be suited to selling better on the iPad than others. Fans of geekery and technology, as well as wealthy Wall Street investors – two demographics likely to read the publications – are more likely to own the iPad both because of its price and its status as an early-adopter geek toy.Whether other publications can attain similar results on the iPad has yet to be seen, but it seems clear that many will soon be trying thanks to the iPad’s successful sales. In the first two months, Apple sold 2 million iPads, and those are numbers publishers likely can’t resist. Hopefully with Adobe’s software – or other software, for that matter – publishers will have the ability to make apps at the caliber and with the same sales figures as the early successes from Wired and The Financial Times. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more



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first_imgNEW YORK — Alex Ovechkin moved closer to a major milestone, Braden Holtby kept up his stellar play and the Washington Capitals kept rolling.Ovechkin scored his 497th goal, Holtby stopped 34 shots and the NHL-leading Capitals beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Jan. 7.Jason Chimera, Nate Schmidt and Nicklas Backstrom also scored to help Washington reach 63 points and become the first team with 30 wins. Holtby improved to 26-4-2, including 18-0-2 in his last 21 games.“Our goal is to finish as high as we can in the standings to give us the best opportunity in the playoffs,” Holtby said. “We were definitely tested, our blocking and our protection in front of the net.”Brock Nelson scored for New York and Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves in his first action in nearly three weeks. The Islanders had won four of six and fell to 7-2-2 against Metropolitan Division foes.It was the teams’ first meeting since the Capitals won a seven-game series with the Islanders in the first round of the playoffs last season.Ovechkin gave Washington a 2-0 lead with his 22nd goal of the season with 4:15 left in the first period. Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech coughed up the puck in the offensive zone and the Capitals’ Karl Alzner took it and skated up the right side. He dropped it to Ovechkin, and the 30-year-old Russian wristed a shot past Halak from the right faceoff circle.“We had a good start, that was the key,” Backstrom said. “We were aggressive and kept the puck in their zone and tried to work it deep in there. (It was) 2-0 after the first, that’s a good way to start off the game.”Nelson got the Islanders on the scoreboard 1:59 into the second. He took a pass from Ryan Strome in the high slot and fired a wrist shot past Holtby for his 14th of the season.“We have to be better out of the gate,” Islanders captain John Tavares said. “We were a little slow to start today. There’s a reason they’ve only lost a handful of times. … We have to raise our level and be better.”Ovechkin had a chance for No. 498 about 9 minutes into the second, but the puck clanged off the crossbar.Washington restored its two-goal lead later in the period, just after killing off an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Tom Wilson.Backstrom dropped a backhand pass to Schmidt, and he fired a one-timer from the top of the left faceoff circle for his second of the season with 4:06 to go.“Towards the end of the period it was really big,” Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. “Schmidt’s goal right after the big kill there where we got some good saves by Braden. I thought we managed the game really well.”Holtby has appeared in 33 of Washington’s 40 games so far.“He’s been real solid and when he hasn’t we sort of try to do the right things in front of him,” Trotz said. “He’s prepared every night. He’s a workhorse, he wants to be in the net every night and I think he gets mad when I pull him out of there. The more he plays the better he tracks the puck and the more patient he is in the net.”Backstrom capped the scoring with an empty-netter with 2:42 remaining in the game.Chimera put the Capitals ahead 5:45 into the game. Marcus Johansson grabbed the loose puck after taking the faceoff in the Islanders’ zone, skated behind the net and passed it to Chimera, who backed up and sent a shot that deflected up off Pelech’s stick and in off Halak.(VIN A. CHERWOO) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more