Welfare officers to be stationed in hinterland communities

first_img…to bridge gap between hinterland, coastal regionsTen welfare officers on Monday commenced a training programme which is expected to enable them to serve and address the issues of hinterland communities.The participants of the training programme are seen with Ministers Valerie Garrido-Lowe (fourth from right) and Sydney Allicock (fifth from right)The training, which will last for one month, is expected to bridge the gap between the hinterland and coastal regions through increased communication.After the training exercise has been completed, the officers will be deployed to Region One (Barima-Waini), Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).In remarks at the opening ceremony of the training programme, Junior Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe highlighted that introduction of welfare officers in these remote communities would facilitate monitoring of some of the ongoing social issues, such as incest and domestic violence. She urged the residents of these communities to acquire birth certificates for their children. This is an ongoing issue that is common in most households within these communities.She further said the programme would add to the knowledge of these officers, and equip them with requisite skills to provide guidance to people of the hinterland communities. The presence of welfare officers in hinterland regions is intended to enable residents of those regions to acquire some of the services that are available in the coastal regions.“We want to bridge that gap between coastland and hinterland. The same opportunities that we have in Georgetown, the same opportunities the hinterland must have,” the minister declared.The welfare officers were also addressed by Senior Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock, who posited that this is a timely approach to engage persons in the hinterland regions, since the recent National Toshaos Council (NTC) meeting would’ve highlighted some of the problems that are encountered by the people on a daily basis.He further stated that the presence of welfare officers in hinterland regions would ensure that persons living in those regions are informed and involved in good decision-making processes to improve services in their regions.“You were there, you listened to the issues, and you were part of the solution to many of those issues that we have been hearing,” he said to the officers.This is the first such training of its kind, and inputs have been forthcoming from the Social Protection Ministry and the Guyana Police Force (GPF).last_img read more

Alaska Highway Closed at the Underpass – Use the Airport Road as a detour

first_imgThe Single Semi-roll over on the Alaska Highway near the underpass. No injuries were reported. Andrew Tylosky/Energeticcity.ca- Advertisement -**Update – As of 5:30pm the Road is still closed – the RCMP keep pushing back the time when the road will be re-opened.  They could now open the road around 7pm.  The delays in clearing the road have been caused by the trucking company, as it had to send in another truck to unload the tractor trailer that rolled over.  We will keep you updated as we hear more**At last report, a portion of the Alaska Highway near the Baldonnel overpass, was still closed, following the overnight roll-over of a truck trailer.Police report the driver of the semi-trailer unit was travelling north bound on the highway, when he went off the right side of the road. His re-correction attempt then caused the trailer to flip onto its side across the highway. The accident occurred about 10 o’clock last night and did not result in any injuries.However, police are requesting motorists to use an alternative route, making use of the Swanson Lumber, Airport and 255 Roads, in order to bypass the accident scene. They estimate it could take until late this morning, perhaps 11 o’clock, before the trailer is removed and the road reopened.last_img read more

Sharks waiting for veteran defenseman to take charge

first_imgSAN JOSE — This would seem like the ideal season for defenseman Tim Heed to take a step forward and become the type of player that can dress for a large majority of the Sharks’ regular season games.After all, the Sharks traded Justin Braun to the Philadelphia Flyers in June, creating a chance for a right shot defenseman to establish himself on the third pair. It made sense that Heed, after he signed a one-year contract in July to return for his fourth season in the Sharks organization, would …last_img read more

Young African leaders sought for US fellowship

first_img2 October 2015 Young African leaders who are interested in gaining skills training in the United States, are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship.The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, opened in 2014, is the flagship programme of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (Yali). The latter seeks to empower young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.Yali was launched in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. According to its website, applications for the fellowship are open from 1 to 31 October. Those who apply must have leadership qualities and demonstrate knowledge, interest and professional experience in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.These young leaders must also have the desire to plough back into the continent what they have learned abroad.The FellowsWatch former Fellows talk about how the initiative has changed their lives:The Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organisations, institutions, communities, and countries. In 2015, Fellows represented all 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa; half of them were women, and it was the first time 76% of them spent substantial time in the US.US activitiesAcademic and leadership institutesEach Mandela Washington Fellow takes part in a six-week academic and leadership institute at a US university or college in one of three tracks: business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management. In 2016, there will be a pilot institute on energy.Presidential summitFollowing the academic component of the fellowship, the Fellows visit Washington DC for a presidential summit featuring a town hall with Obama. During the three-day event, Fellows take part in networking and panel discussions with US leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.Professional development experienceFollowing these components, 100 Fellows are selected to remain in the US to participate in a six-week professional development experience programme with US non-governmental organisations, private companies, and governmental agencies that relate to their professional interests and goals.Watch how Fellows work in partnership with international companies to bring change:For more information on this initiative, read more here.Source: YoungAfricanLeadersInitiative and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Be the First to Find DNF’s in the Geocaching® app

first_imgThe latest update includes more improvements to core functionality to the Geocaching® app and a few cool additions too…First up, we’ve added DNF’s to the map! As a new feature to the Geocaching® app, we’re excited to see the caches we missed, so we can get back out there turn those frowns upside down. Once you find a cache you previously DNF’d, the yellow smiley will replace the DNF icon. DNF’s (Did Not Finds) will now have a separate icon making them easy to see on both the map and in Lists. SharePrint RelatedWhy You Should Log Your DNF’s – Geocaching.com Weekly MailerAugust 22, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocache Icon Run: find the most cache types in one dayApril 19, 2018In “Community”One map. Endless inspiration.January 22, 2019In “News” DNF’s are not always fun to log, but we like to use them as motivation to try again! Plus, they’re helpful to both the community and cache owner. Oftentimes it’s the journey to ground zero that’s the adventure, so log your DNF’s with pride. Add a comment below and share your best DNF story with other geocachers!Next, we want you to know that we’ve been listening. After all, geocaching exists because of you, our community! That’s why we’re pleased to announce that you can now view Attributes in the app. A feature that many of you have been requesting!The cache details page will display up to 5 Attributes with the ability to view more on a separate screen. Additionally, when saving cache info for offline use, Attributes will be included.If you’re just joining the geocaching adventure, Attributes communicate what to expect at a cache location. For example, if a geocache requires tree climbing, you’ll see the tree icon.  Attributes denote permissions, equipment required, hazards, terrain conditions, and more. Attributes are great for planning cache outings so that you can be prepared to earn that smiley!As with all of our releases, we also make other small improvements and fix bugs. The 5.4 update includes an improved process for saving offline lists, easy access to the Help Center from the app, and more. Head to the Geocaching Forums to read about these updates.We’d love to hear what you’re most excited about from the 5.4 release. Tell us in the comments below!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Where Your Focus Goes

first_imgThere are things that you cannot control, and things you can. Where you focus is important. It has much to do with how you view your life and happiness.Things You Cannot ControlYou cannot control the government or which party controls the Presidency, the Congress, or the Senate. You cannot control the policies they make or enforce. Unless politics is your life’s work, you have very little influence.You cannot control the economy. You personally have no ability change the economy for better or for worse. You can do nothing about recessions, and you can do nothing to make sure you have an opportunity for growth. The economy does what it does with no consideration of your needs whatsoever.You cannot control your prospects, your customers, your clients, your competitors or the people who work inside them. Nor can you control the people you work with, the people you work for, or any other person you encounter. You can’t stop people from making decisions and taking action with which you disagree. People are going to do what they will do.This is a very small part of a very, very long list. But there is another list.Things You Can ControlYou can control what you believe about your government, your economy, your clients, and other people. You can control whether you view them in a generally positive or negative light. You can decide not be consumed with things you cannot control and let them go.You can control your attitude. You can control how you interpret events and circumstances and what they mean to you. You can decide to be grateful, positive, and optimistic. It’s a choice that is wholly within your control.You can also control whether you view the world as a place of scarcity or abundance. You can choose to see possibilities or problems. You choose to see obstacles or opportunities. This decision is yours alone to make for yourself.You can control your own actions. You can control whether you do good work and make a positive contribution or whether you do the bare minimum required of you. You decide whether your work is intentional and meaningful or a “job.” You can give yourself over to your real work.You can control how you treat other people. You can choose compassion as your default in all human relationships. You can choose forgiveness over blame. You can invest in relationships and leave the people whose lives you touch better than you found them.You can control what kind of leader you are. You can be the kind of leader who builds other leaders and leaves a lasting legacy. You can be person who made a difference in people’s lives; you can be the person who helped them to see what they were truly capable of.You can control whether you make a contribution to those in need. You can be that candle that lights dozens, or hundreds, or thousands of other candles, never losing the flame yourself and still having more to give.Your FocusThere is no reason to spend time worrying about things you cannot control. If you are worried about something and there is something you can do about it, do that thing. But if there’s nothing you can do about it, there’s no reason to invest emotional energy in something that brings you pain, fear, doubt, or negativity.The very best investment of your time and emotional energy is spent on the things that you can control. The list above is a good place to start. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Hamilton wins Italian GP to move ahead of Vettel

first_imgMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo by LUCA BRUNO / AP)MONZA, Italy — Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix virtually unchallenged from pole position Sunday and moved ahead of Sebastian Vettel to take the lead in the drivers’ standings.Hamilton finished nearly five seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas while Vettel came third in his Ferrari, more than half a minute behind.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 comments San Beda downs TIP in 4 sets Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hamilton now has 238 points, three more than Vettel with seven races remaining in what has developed into a riveting Formula One season.Vettel had led the standings all season but Ferrari struggled in rainy qualifying conditions Saturday and couldn’t match Mercedes’ race pace, either, on a Monza circuit featuring long straights and high speeds better suited to Mercedes’ power.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingFly-away races make up the rest of the F1 calendar, starting with the Singapore GP in two weeks. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer: A happy Pogba is good for Man Utd

first_imgSolskjaer: A happy Pogba is good for Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is finding his best form because he’s in a happier mood.Pogba scored twice for victory over Huddersfield on Wednesday.”That’s the Paul I know, the one I’ve known since I had him in the reserves,” Solskjaer said. “He’s always been a happy boy and always had a big smile on his face.”When you play for United you should be happy. Of course it’s a responsibility but it’s also an honour and a privilege. He’s a United boy through and through.”He knows what it means to play for Man United. Paul created two or three last time, this time he scored two himself and I hope he’ll enjoy it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days agoWilson insists Bournemouth only at 60 per cent

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wilson insists Bournemouth only at 60 per centby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth striker Callum Wilson says there is so much more to come from his side this season.The Cherries are seventh in the league, only a point off a top four position.Wilson has managed to score in the last four league games he has played. But the England international insists the team is still reaching its full potential.Wilson said to reporters: “I think we are only playing at 60 per cent.”We have a lot more to come individually and collectively. We will be working hard on that to make sure we improve over the coming weeks.”There’s key players missing but also, the ones who are playing – including myself – we’ve still got a lot more to give.”We are nowhere near where we can be performing at our best, but we are getting results at the moment which is a positive sign.”To go three unbeaten is good. It would have been good to get three wins on the bounce on Saturday. It’s definitely a missed opportunity.” last_img read more

HEA Rate Decrease Anticipated On July 1

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) members will likely see a decrease in their monthly bills beginning July 1, if the filing with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) is approved. HEA anticipates using more lower cost hydroelectric power from the state’s Bradley Lake hydroelectric project over the coming quarter due to an abnormally high reservoir level at this time of year, according to the release. HEA issued a release on Monday stating that a proposed decrease to the Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) rate from $0.08153 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to $0.07157 per kWh. The average residential member who uses 550 kWh/month will see a $5.48 decrease in their monthly bill. Pending approval from the RCA, the COPA decrease will be effective for all billings beginning July 1. The COPA is adjusted on a quarterly basis and primarily reflects the cost of natural gas used to generate power for HEA members as well as purchased power.last_img read more