African Guyanese Women expo launched

first_imgIn commemoration of International Women’s Day, the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown and The United Nations Association of Guyana collaborated to launch an exhibition, titled ‘African Guyanese Women’.The exhibition, housed at the Castellani House in Georgetown, seeks to celebrate and honour the contributions that Guyanese women have made to not only Guyana, but to the wider world as well. The exhibition also acts as a means of educating persons on great achievements by Guyanese women.Speaking at the event, Principal of The Carnegie School of Home Economics, Penelope Harris, explained that much of what we are accustomed to in everyday life are compliments of the women in our society, especially the transfer of culture.“I believe that women are the ones who pass on most of our culture, whether in the form of food, songs or religion,” she further explained while stating, “Women are the moral gatekeepers of our society; so when the morals of the women become low, the morals of the entire society will go low.”A similar exhibition was first held in 2011, and it is because of the overwhelming response garnered by that exhibition that the curators became convinced that ‘African Guyanese Women’ would be ideal for the Women’s Day celebrations.The exhibition features the life and work of popular Guyanese women like Marilyn Dewar, Winifred Gaskin, Shirley Field-Ridley, Viola Burnham and Elizabeth Harper. It also pays homage to those women who were forced to endure the hardships of slavery. The exhibition closes today, March 9.last_img read more

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Home ownership in Fort St. John – $90K earners apply within

first_img“It may well be that lower income brackets certainly can’t afford the average $400,000 house, so for some of the lower income brackets apartments may be a housing option, but certainly the folks in the service industry will be unlikely to be able to afford the average 400,000 home, but it’s an average and there will be homes that are cheaper than that.”It should also be noted that house prices increased in all communities considered in this study, continuing the general trend of the previous four years. Leslie Lax is the owner and principle consultant of Strategic Management Consulting and he works extensively throughout central and northern B.C.This latest study calculated the proportion of median household income required to service the cost of local taxes and user fees, utilities, and mortgage payments for the average priced single family detached home on a lot of one acre or less.Benchmark data for median household income was then drawn from the 2011 National Household Survey, which provided income information for the year 2010 by community and region.- Advertisement -Meantime average house prices for each region were derived from the B.C. Northern Real Estate Board database system, and as reported earlier, Fort St. John still has the highest average price among its 13 member communities.However at $416,000, it is still probably half to less than half the Vancouver average and because the local area’s annual median household income is estimated at about $93,000, home ownership remains affordable.“The income variable was the median income that is the point where you have 50 per cent of income owners are below that and 50 per cent of income owners are above that…it’s essentially an average that shows where half of the population in the study have an income that is either higher or lower than that,” explains Lax. “The house prices are an average, which means that there are a fair amount of homes that are lower and that are higher.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Crash at 100th Street and Alaska Highway sends one woman to hospital

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – One woman has been taken to hospital after a crash happened on the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John this morning.The Fort St John RCMP along with Fire Rescue and Ambulance crews received the report of a head-on collision at the intersection of 100th Street and the Alaska Highway just before 10:00 a.m. Upon arrival crews discovered that an SUV and a pickup truck pulling a flatdeck trailer had collided in the intersection. Traffic flow on the highway was interrupted for approximately an hour while police kept some lanes moving and opened detours along Alaska Road. The male driver of the pickup truck was uninjured in the crash, while the female driver of the SUV was transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries. The exact cause of the collision remains under investigation, although police say that they have ruled out alcohol as a contributing a factor.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Palestinians get to vote in Jerusalem

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Although Sharon is not expected to resume his official duties, the attorney general sidestepped an irreversible decision to declare him permanently incapacitated and instruct the Cabinet to choose a successor. Instead, he told Olmert to remain acting premier, presumably until Israel’s March 28 elections, Israeli officials said. JERUSALEM – Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faced his first major test on Sunday when he led his Cabinet in a unanimous decision to let Palestinians vote in Jerusalem later this month, defusing a crisis that threatened to derail the parliamentary elections. The move came hours before doctors performed a tracheotomy on Ariel Sharon to help wean him off a respirator 11 days after he suffered a stroke, Hadassah Hospital said in a statement. On Saturday night, the 77-year-old leader was taken off the last of the sedatives that kept him in a medically induced coma, the hospital said. But he remained unconscious. Attorney General Meni Mazuz also directed Olmert on Sunday to continue serving as acting prime minister. Olmert, seen as Sharon’s likely heir, has been running the government since the prime minister’s Jan. 4 stroke. In the West Bank, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian mother and her armed 20-year-old son in what appeared to be a mix-up sparked by a village feud, residents said. last_img read more

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JOB VACANCY: DONEGAL COMPANY SEEKING TO RECRUIT ACCOUNTS SENIOR

first_imgJOB VACANCY: J.G. Carlin and Co. Ltd accountants are seeking to recruit an Accounts Senior to become part of their dynamic, innovative and professional workforce. J.G. Carlin and Co. Ltd offices are based at The Business Centre, Lisfannon, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.JOB REQUIREMENTS: • We are seeking an Accounts Senior with a minimum of five years practice experience.• The successful candidate will be qualified/part qualified who is competent, organised, IT literate with a track record in delivering work on time, within budget and to a high standard.• They will be responsible for their own portfolio of clients and for day-to-day management of their clients, to include accounts preparation, taxation compliance and dealing with client queries.Applications in writing together with curriculum vitae for the attention of the Practice Manager at the address outlined above. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 8th of May JOB VACANCY: DONEGAL COMPANY SEEKING TO RECRUIT ACCOUNTS SENIOR was last modified: April 17th, 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:Accounts SeniorJ.G. CarlinJob VacancyjobsnewsTax Advisorslast_img read more

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Warriors’ Quinn Cook thriving under a coach who understands his role

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors coach Steve Kerr says reserve guard Quinn Cook has one of the most challenging assignments on the team.Of course, Kerr had basically that same role during his playing days with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.The job: Be ready, even if it involves long stretches sitting on the bench.Cook played a total of just five minutes over a six-game span earlier during the NBA playoffs. Then, when Kerr shook up his rotation after Kevin Durant’s injury in Game 5 of the Western …last_img read more

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Announcing the Real-Time Web Summit Sponsors

first_imgExcitement is building for our upcoming Real-Time Web Summit on June 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This is our first East Coast summit and it has some absolutely amazing attendees. If you haven’t registered yet, I don’t know what you are waiting for – register today for this high-energy day!Supporting the conversation are a fantastic set of sponsors who are not only committed to releasing products that are shaping the future of the real-time Web, but also supporting that conversation. Enterprise Sponsor: IBM Lotus One of the things we are really excited about is how the real-time Web is impacting life not just for consumers but also within the enterprise. IBM Lotus is partnering with us to support the dialogue about these themes (including, but not limited to IBM’s role) at the summit.IBM Lotus knows how to empower people to connect, collaborate and innovate while optimizing the way they work. Get started now with IBM social computing, mashups, online collaboration and mobile communication technologies that help organizations of all sizes work smarter and become more agile in today’s dynamic workplace. Drive better business outcomes through smarter collaboration. Lunch Sponsor: Alcatel-LucentAlcatel-Lucent will be sponsoring the lunch at the Real-Time Web Summit. Similar to our mobile summit in May, Alcatel-Lucet has donated six iPads to be given away to attendees. So while ordering your lunch, make sure to drop your business card in for a chance to win! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#conferences#RWW Real-Time Web Summit, NYC 2010#Sponsors#web sean ammirati A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Betaworks At betaworks, nimble, loosely connected companies match users, data and content to create superb products, great APIs and profitable businesses. We’re investors in companies like Tweetdeck, Tumblr, Twitter and Superfeedr, and we’re builders of bit.ly and chartbeat. Betaworks is currently looking for developers and designers for a number of its core companies, so if being at the heart of the real-time Web and the New York tech scene is something that interests you, please contact tony@betaworks.com. Knowmore Knowmore is an entirely new class of social client. In fact, calling it a client just doesn’t do us justice.Sure we let you bring together all your social networks (an ever growing list) in one place and view them in an amazing interface, but that’s just the beginning. We are the first intelligent and rich-media social client. You can finally get out from under the sea of blue links and enjoy a stream of rich media. Get away from the tyranny of the time stream and enter a world of quality. Slice up your stream into a variety of new angles. And lest we forget, search all of your connected social networks for highly personal results. There’s a lot of other sweet stuff we know you’ll love but we’ll let you experience those for yourself.With knowmore you’ll finally attain social nirvana. Note: Reported side effects include sudden and lasting feelings of joy, enlightenment, connectedness and in some cases serenity.We are currently in private beta. Visit us at knowmore.com to request an invite. Collecta Collecta is the leading real-time search platform for the discovery, distribution and monetization of timely content.Through its streaming search technology, Collecta’s products give users the best way to experience what’s being posted right now across 15 million sites while giving media companies a compelling new way to engage their audiences, extend their reach, and ultimately to monetize real-time search. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Be Yourself on a Sales Call

first_imgYou have to be a professional salesperson if you are going to create and win opportunities. You must also be a value creator. You have to be someone that your dream client trusts to help them move their business forward. You can do all of this while still being yourself.Some salespeople believe that being a value creating, professional salesperson means that you have to be boring, serious, and sober. It doesn’t.People Want to Buy from PeoplePeople want to buy from real people. They want to work with people that they like. They want to work with interesting people that can help make difficult work more fun while still making a difference.If you aren’t your whole, true, authentic self on a sales call, you don’t come across as interesting, likeable, or fun. Instead you come across as staid, boring, and uninteresting. It doesn’t make you professional to have this sort of presence, and it doesn’t help to have a poor bedside manner. No one wants a relationship with someone that isn’t any fun to be around.If you have a sense of humor, you should have a sense of humor. If you are a little irreverent, you should be a little irreverent. If you have the kind of self-effacing sense of humor that eliminates stressful situations on contact, you should use that to be human. Whatever it is that makes you interesting, be that.Whatever it is that makes you interesting and human is an advantage in selling. Be who you really are. That’s part of what helps build relationships, and it’s part of how we connect with each other.Give Them a License to Be ThemselvesThis is a strange little observation about face-to-face sales and being authentic. But the more of yourself that you let show through when you sell, the more you give your dream client contacts a license to be themselves.If you allow your personality out, you make your dream client contact feel like they have permission to let their personality out. Your dream client contacts (mostly) want an opportunity to be real. You make it easier for them to let their guard down.A few of your dream client contacts may be sober and serious. But most of them aren’t. Some of them will get so real that you’ll wish you could revoke the license you have given them to be themselves. But mostly, you make it easier to buy from you because you give your client an idea of what it’s going to be like to work with you, and you give them permission to be real.Get real. Be yourself. Have fun. And make it easy for your dream client to enjoy working with you.QuestionsAre you your whole, real, authentic self on sales calls?Are you sometimes too serious, too professional, and too boring in the name of being professional?Can you be real and still be a value creator? How does it help?What message do you give people about what it’s going to be like to work with you? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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Ind vs Eng Tests: India focus on facing short-pitch bowling

first_imgAnticipating a barrage of short-pitched bowing in the upcoming Test series against England, the Indian batsmen on Thursday devoted time in finding ways to handle the James Anderson-led pace battery even as the tour opens with a three-day game against Somerset from Friday.With Somerset resting most of their top players, the wicket as flat as they come and rain forecast for the next three days, the Indians are giving it their all during the net sessions.Gautam Gambhir spent as much time as he could in the nets adjacent to the centre pitch. Coach Duncan Fletcher watched him from the front, then slipped behind the nets and had a few chosen words of advice for the tremendous opener.Gambhir appeared to practice against deliveries which bounced and left him. Time and again, he hopped on to his back-foot and angled down the bat in the gully area; a strategy to counter Anderson, Chris Tremlett and Stuart Broad – some of the tallest pacemen operating in international cricket.Sachin Tendulkar preferred to start with throw-downs from fielding coach Trevor Penny. He warmed up and faced up to India’s top medium-pacers and then kept at it for a long time.Somerset would do their own bit to deprive Indians of any worthwhile practice. Captain Marcus Trescothick is away, England’s one-day opener-wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter is unlikely to be around and the only fast bowler of any promise,Steve Kirby, could be missing.Left-armers no problem: StraussHe has been dismissed five times by Zaheer Khan in Test cricket but England captain Andrew Strauss feels there was nothing wrong in his technique, going into the first Test.advertisementStrauss is expected to begin in the visitors’ only tour match against Somerset, where he is playing as a guest.”I’ve looked at it (technique against left-arm seam) but I don’t think there is anything massively wrong,” said Strauss.”You can put yourself into a corner on these things. You have to be clear in your mind that is the right recipe to score run.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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England batting line-up stronger than India’s: Graeme Swann

first_imgEngland off-spinner Graeme Swann on Wednesday sought to spice up the much-anticipated Test series against India, starting at Lord’s on Thursday by claiming that his side’s top order batsmen are better than the famed batting line-up of the visiting team.Swann said England have a superior batting line-up to India’s and expects them to prove it during the four-match Test series.”They have got a very good batting line-up but I’d argue whether they are the best in the world at the minute because I think our top six might be,” said Swann.”Their records certainly stack against each other,” said Swann when asked about the challenge of facing up to the likes of Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman in the second half of the summer.Graeme Swann reacts during a practice session at Lord’s on TuesdayThe Test series will see a modified version of Decision Review System in operation with Hot-Spot and snickometer to be employed but Swann rued the absence of Hawk-Eye ball-tracking technology as it will only be worth challenging caught-behind decisions and not LBWs.Swann, who has taken 140 wickets in 32 Tests since making his debut in India in December 2008, has benefited from the introduction of the DRS, particularly with LBW shouts.”It would be nice if we were using it (DRS). It has been a great introduction to Test cricket over last two-three years and it works. But so be it, the powers that be have decided we are only using it for I think caught behinds,” he said.advertisement”It’s a shame it’s (Hawk-Eye) not being used. I hope there aren’t any decisions that change Test matches because of it. It’s one of those things that Indians have been reluctant to use since it came out. All over the world there are traditionalists and I’m sure there are some people at Lord’s who are happy with this situation. The standard of umpiring has improved because of DRS,” Swann said.On his own prospects in the series, Swann said, “The trick is to put enough runs on the board as a team to then allow our bowlers to bowl them out twice. Should that happen, should the sun come out a little bit, I may get a chance to bowl and take some wickets.”I am not overly fussed if it (the pitch) doesn’t spin too much as long as it swings around for the likes of Jimmy Anderson to exploit.”Swann said England should stay focused on the immediate task at hand rather than getting carried away with the thoughts of becoming the world number one side.”It’s going to be a huge game. It feels like summer has finally arrived. We are playing against the number one team in the world, we are striving to be the number one team in the world, so it is a very exciting time for us.”We think about winning each game. At the end of the series we can sit back and see where we are, hopefully after winning 2-0 or 3-1 -or whatever we need to get to number one in the world,” he said.”That (top ranking) is a product of playing well and not something we focus on,” Swann added.England can topple top-ranked India if they win the series by a two-match margin.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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