WHS Daily Bulletin: Nominees for the Mr. Crusader pageant needs to be turned in ASAP

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, April 13, 2015:Monday• Golf at Andovert Central, 3 p.m.•JV golf at Sierra Hills, 3 p.m.•Tennis at Collegiate, 3 p.m.•JV track at Valley Center, 3 p.m.•Baseball at Andale, 4 p.m.•Softball at Andale, 4:30 p.m.Tuesday• JV Tennis at Valley Center, 3 p.m.• C-team baseball at Wellington vs. Rose Hill, 4 p.m.• Track at Belle Plaine, 4 p.m.WednesdayThursdayFriday•Tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.•Mr. Crusader PageantSaturday•ACT TestTomorrow’s Lunch: Hamburger with Bun, Romaine and Tomato, Oven Fries, Mixed Fruit, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Milk •  Today’s News    •*Golf will be released at 12:32 today, JV golf will be released at 1:00, JV Track will be released @ 1:23 and Softball will be released @ 2:00. They will be marked Activity.*Congratulations to all students who participated in Regional Solo and Ensemble this weekend in Andover.  The following received excellent ratings of a 2: Hunter Owston, Emily Baum, Makenna May, Jon Lee, Tristan Barragan and the Madrigals.*The Jostens man will be here to deliver class rings on Thursday, April 23rd @ 11:00. If you still have a balance due on your ring, don’t forget to bring your final payment on delivery day. If you forgot to order your class ring on the original order day, you can order your class ring on delivery day. If you already have  a class ring and it needs to be resized or repaired, bring it on delivery day and the Jostens man will take care of it for you.*Nominees for the Mr. Crusader pageant need to turn in their acceptance papers to Mrs. Kelly as soon as possible.*All Drama students wanting to go to the Thespian conference need to pick up their Krispy Creme order forms from Mrs. Kelly.*”Classic movie club will be showing the movie “Sergeant York” on Tuesday 04-14-15.*Help the Library create the ultimate young adult reading list by scanning the QR Codes on the flyers around the school. Let the Library know what books you want to read!  You can also go to: http://goo.gl/forms/yElq1CUx2b*Seniors: There are extra graduation announcements in the counselors office to purchase for $1.25.*Give us a hand and donate a can. Starting today there will be a food drive- class against class. The winning class will be served Ice Cream on service day. The deadline will be on Friday, April 17th. Freshman take your cans to room 412- Mrs. Carroll. Sophomores to Room 105- Mrs. Bristow. Juniors to room 110- Ms. Hollas and Seniors to Room 208- Defore.•Service Day is on April 22nd and you can now sign-up for your location at lunch:Seniors – April 13th- 17th.Juniors- April 14th-17thSophomores- April 15th-17thFreshman- April 16th-17thThe quicker you sign up the more likely you’ll get to volunteer where you want. Service Day is a mandatory all day event for everyone, including seniors. Afternoon activities will need to be signed up for as well. One activity will include the career fair.*Juniors and Seniors: A few Prom Announcements–You can sign up for the dodge ball and obstacle course for after prom in the office.-If you would be interested in performing for your classmates at prom, please pick up an entertainment application from Ms. Ford or stop by the office.              -Tickets are now on sale by the student entrance before and after school. They are $30.00.– You can sign-up out of town dates in the office.-If you are planning on attending After Prom, you must read and sign a student pledge sheet. You may pick up the forms in the office.-Please see Ms. Ford if you have any questions or concerns.*Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is offering a $500 scholarship to a 2015 graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in education. The application form is in the counselor’s office.*Senior Parents: If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in the yearbook, contact Ms. Ford at ktford@usd353.com.*Seniors: You can turn in pictures for the Graduation video until May 1. We will not accept any pictures after May 1st unless previous arrangements are made.*SENIORS: Please remember to apply for the $1,000 Kansas All Star Scholarship. The deadline is April 15, 2015.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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What channel is Pelicans vs. Jazz on today? TV schedule, start time for NBA’s 2020 restart

first_imgNaturally, the first game of the NBA’s 2019-20 season restart in Orlando will be presented on a national TV channel, and it will feature one of the game’s most intriguing young players. It works well considering Thursday night basketball has become synonymous with the NBA on TNT.Also in line with the norm in terms of TNT’s traditional NBA game presentation is that Pelicans vs. Jazz on Thursday night is part of a doubleheader, with Lakers vs. Clippers scheduled to follow on the same TV channel. To account for that second game, the start time for Thursday night’s Pelicans-Jazz game is a little earlier than usual. NBA POWER RANKINGS:What ‘Toy Story’ can tell us about every team in Disney bubbleThursday’s Pelicans-Jazz matchup marks the first NBA game since the league suspended its season March 11 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 22 teams were invited to resume the season at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, and each will play eight seeding games before the playoffs are scheduled to start in the same location in mid-August.Utah is safe in the NBA Western Conference playoff picture, but New Orleans, which entered the Orlando bubble a few games behind eighth-seeded Memphis in the West, will need to go on a bit of a roll in order to make the postseason. For the same reason is scheduled the Pelicans to play on national TV Thursday night (Zion Williamson), the NBA probably wouldn’t mind seeing New Orleans surge.Below is how to watch Thursday night’s Pelicans vs. Jazz game, the first in the NBA’s return from its coronavirus delay.What channel is Pelicans vs. Jazz on?Date: Thursday, July 30TV channel: TNTLive stream: Watch TNT | NBA League PassThe TV channel for tonight’s Pelicans-Jazz game is a natural fit for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season, as TNT is the league’s home for Thursday night doubleheaders. TNT also will show Lakers vs. Clippers later in the evening.TNT is available on all cable providers in the United States, as well as satellite providers DirecTV (channel 245), Dish Network (channel 138) and Orby TV (channel 101).What time does Pelicans vs. Jazz start?Date: Thursday, July 30Start time: 6:30 p.m. ETThe start time for Thursday night’s Pelicans-Jazz game is a little earlier than your typical Game 1 of a TNT doubleheader. The league likely wanted to start the Lakers-Clippers game as early as possible both for viewership reasons and because it’s being played on the East Coast.The 6:30 p.m. ET start time for the Pelicans-Jazz game means it will tip off at 5:30 p.m. in New Orleans’ time zone and at 4:30 p.m. ET in Denver.Pelicans vs. Jazz live streamAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can access live TNT programming via the Watch TNT app on his or her mobile device. That should be the preferred viewing method for anybody who has such a subscription but is not able to get in front of a TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that carry TNT — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each. SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)AT&T NowPelicans vs. Jazz — as well as all NBA seeding games played in Orlando — also will be available to steam via NBA League Pass at a reduced price ($28.99) since there are so few games left in the season. However, games on NBA League Pass are blacked out in local markets.NBA schedule 2020The full 2020 NBA regular-season schedule, including tip-off times and TV channels, is listed below by date.Times and TV channels for the final two days of seeding games have not yet been revealed.July 30GameTime (ET)National TVJazz vs. Pelicans6:30 p.m.TNTClippers vs. Lakers9 p.m.TNTJuly 31GameTime (ET)National TVMagic vs. Nets2:30 p.m.—Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers4 p.m.NBA TVSuns vs. Wizards4 p.m.—Celtics vs. Bucks6:30 p.m.ESPNKings vs. Spurs8 p.m.—Rockets vs. Mavericks9 p.m.ESPNAug. 1 GameTime (ET)National TVHeat vs. Nuggets1 p.m.ESPNJazz vs. Thunder3:30 p.m.ESPNPelicans vs. Clippers6 p.m.ESPN76ers vs. Pacers7 p.m.—Lakers vs. Raptors8:30 p.m.ESPNAug. 2GameTime (ET)National TVWizards vs. Nets2 p.m.—Trail Blazers vs. Celtics3:30 p.m.ABCSpurs vs. Grizzlies4 p.m.—Kings vs. Magic6 p.m.NBA TVBucks vs. Rockets8:30 p.m.ABCMavericks vs. Suns9 p.m.—Aug. 3GameTime (ET)National TVRaptors vs. Heat1:30 p.m.NBA TVNuggets vs. Thunder4 p.m.NBA TVPacers vs. Wizards4 p.m.—Grizzlies vs. Pelicans6:30 p.m.ESPNSpurs vs. 76ers8 p.m.—Lakers vs. Jazz9 p.m.ESPNAug. 4GameTime (ET)National TVNets vs. Bucks1:30 p.m.NBA TVMavericks vs. Kings2:30 p.m.—Suns vs. Clippers4 p.m.NBA TVMagic vs. Pacers6 p.m.—Celtics vs. Heat6:30 p.m.TNTRockets vs. Trail Blazers9 p.m.TNTAug. 5GameTime (ET)National TVGrizzlies vs. Jazz2:30 p.m.—76ers vs. Wizards4 p.m.NBA TVNuggets vs. Spurs4 p.m.—Thunder vs. Lakers6:30 p.m.ESPNRaptors vs. Magic8 p.m.—Nets vs. Celtics9 p.m.ESPNAug. 6GameTime (ET)National TVPelicans vs. Kings1:30 p.m.NBA TVHeat vs. Bucks4 p.m.TNTPacers vs. Suns4 p.m.—Clippers vs. Mavericks6:30 p.m.TNTTrail Blazers vs. Nuggets8 p.m.—Lakers vs. Rockets9 p.m.TNTAug. 7GameTime (ET)National TVJazz vs. Spurs1 p.m.—Thunder vs. Grizzlies4 p.m.NBA TVKings vs. Nets5 p.m.—Magic vs. 76ers6:30 p.m.TNTWizards vs. Pelicans8 p.m.—Celtics vs. Raptors9 p.m.TNTAug. 8GameTime (ET)National TVClippers vs. Trail Blazers1 p.m.TNTJazz vs. Nuggets3:30 p.m.TNTLakers vs. Pacers6 p.m.TNTSuns vs. Heat7:30 p.m.—Bucks vs. Mavericks8:30 p.m.ESPNAug. 9GameTime (ET)National TVWizards vs. Thunder12:30 p.m.—Grizzlies vs. Raptors2 p.m.—Spurs vs. Pelicans3 p.m.ABCMagic vs. Celtics5 p.m.—76ers vs. Trail Blazers6:30 p.m.NBA TVRockets vs. Kings8 p.m.—Nets vs. Clippers9 p.m.NBA TVAug. 10GameTime (ET)National TVThunder vs. Suns2:30 p.m.—Mavericks vs. Jazz3 p.m.NBA TVRaptors vs. Bucks6:30 p.m.ESPNPacers vs. Heat8 p.m.—Nuggets vs. Lakers9 p.m.TNTAug. 11GameTime (ET)National TVNets vs. Magic1 p.m.—Rockets vs. Spurs2 p.m.NBA TVSuns vs. 76ers4:30 p.m.—Trail Blazers vs. Mavericks5 p.m.—Celtics vs. Grizzlies6:30 p.m.TNTPelicans vs. Kings9 p.m.TNTBucks vs. Wizards9 p.m.—Aug. 12GameTime (ET)National TVPacers vs. Rockets4 p.m.NBA TVRaptors vs. 76ers6:30 p.m.ESPNHeat vs. Thunder8 p.m.—Clippers vs. Nuggets9 p.m.ESPNAug. 13GameTime (ET) National TVWizards vs. CelticsTBDTBDTrail Blazers vs. NetsTBDTBDKings vs. LakersTBDTBDBucks vs. GrizzliesTBDTBDPelicans vs. MagicTBDTBDMavericks vs. SunsTBDTBDSpurs vs. JazzTBDTBDAug. 14GameTime (ET) National TV76ers vs. RocketsTBDTBDHeat vs. PacersTBDTBDThunder vs. ClippersTBDTBDNuggets vs. RaptorsTBDTBDlast_img read more

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WATCH: Gov. DeSantis, Doctors Give Coronavirus Update in Daytona

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Tears, Smiles, Mark Marines’ Homecoming

first_img“I know he’s coming home and he’s here and he’s safe. I can hold him,” said Debbie Foley, Howell, whose smile said it all, as she anxiously awaited the return of her son, Lance Corporal Russell Peter Surdi Jr.Foley, who waited with many family members, said Surdi had been wounded while serving in Afghanistan and had been awarded the Purple Heart. He turned 23 while on deployment. But “He’s OK,” she quickly added.Latisha Robinson, who lives in Mullica Hills, in South Jersey, said the welcome home gathering was “the complete opposite,” of the atmosphere when her husband, Sergeant Markee Robinson left for his deployment.“When he’s coming home, you’re happy because you don’t have to worry about the stress.”When her husband returned, from what was his second tour, Latisha said she would, “love him, tell him I missed him,” and tell him he’s “staying home this time.”The battalion and Leatherneck, where they were responsible for providing transportation for personnel and materiel, often through strife-ridden areas and some real hot spots laden with improvised explosive devises (IEDs), said Lt. Col. Peter Mahoney, the battalion’s inspector instructor.When the bus arrived, with a police escort, and the Marines stepped off, the cheers were deafening.“It was a tough time. I was like, ‘Oh, my God, what’s going to happen?’” said Rahway resident Luciana Pires, as she waited for her son, Corporal Valter Pires.Valter said he was equally happy to be home and had immediate plans. “I’m going to eat some Portuguese food and ride my motor- cycle around the block,” he said.When Andrea Kunak finally saw her son, Sergeant John T. Sharkey, she said, “I don’t have the words to express myself.”Sharkey’s grandmother,  Martha Szaro said, “I’m so happy he’s home,” as it was his third tour.Szaro’s granddaughter and the granddaughter’s husband have also served in com- bat, with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. “We got a lot of them,” serving, she said of her family. “I’m proud. I’m proud of them all.”When Surdi was finished hugging and kissing and being hugged and kissed he said, “It feels amazing, it really does.”His next mission was, “go have a beer,” he said.“I can sleep and not worry now,” with her son home safely, Foley said. But then she thought for a moment and added, “except for all the sons and daughters still over there.” Families and friends of returning Marines await their arrival at the Red Bank Reserve Center. Credit: John BurtonBy John BurtonRED BANK – The sense of anticipation was palpable, as families and other loved ones gathered at the Monmouth Armed Forces Reserve Center last Thursday to await the arrival of their loved ones.The mood at the Reserve Center was celebratory because these mothers and fathers, husbands, wives, children and well-wishers knew that these Marines were coming home safe.The crowd was awaiting approximately 38 U.S. Marines, who were on the last leg of their journey home from a seven-month deployment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as members of the Corps’ 6th Motor Battalion, headquartered at the reserve center.It was a joyous reunion for the family and friends of approximately 38 Marines who returned to the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Red Bank last Thursday night from their service in Afghanistan. Credit: John Burtonlast_img read more

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Atlético: a decade without defeat at the premiere of the new year

first_imgIn three seasons, in fact, Atlético did not lose any match of all who played in January: last, with three draws and three wins in six games, 2013-14, with five wins and three draws in eight, and 2011-12, his first, his arrival, with three wins and a draw in four . Its only mole has been the Copa del Rey, with eliminations in January against Girona last season (two draws), Sevilla in 2017-18 and Barcelona in 2013-14. Since 2011, Atleti has started the years in two ways. Sometimes the Cup (as in 2017-18 and 2016-17) and other times in LaLiga, all remaining. In the Cup he always won and by a win, 0-4 at Lleida and 0-2 at Las Palmas. In the League, he tied last season, 2012-13 and 2011-12 against Sevilla, Mallorca and Málaga. The rest, only victories.Twice the Levante … and in both victory Al Levante, the rival with which Atlético will start this 2020, has already been found twice more Simeone since 2011 and both happened the same: Atlético won. Both were in the Metropolitan. In 2014-15 the rojiblancos won by 3-1 on January 3 and, in 2015-16, they did it by 1-0 a 2. Last season Levante was not the first opponent of the year but almost. He was the second in the league: 1-0 rojiblanca victory. New Year and a sure thing in Atlético with Cholo: you don’t lose. Or, at least, with the Argentine coach on the bench the team has never lost. Five wins and three draws is your balance. Zero defeats January, with Cholo, Atlético always starts it on the right foot: the Argentine accumulates 62.5% of victories in the first game of the year since it was released in the club, precisely in January 2012, none of the players of that first eleven are already. HOh, we have to go back eleven, to 2008-09, to find a defeat in the red and white New Year. 3-1 in Mestalla, against Valencia. It was still Javier Aguirre the coach. It is a decade. Since the Argentine coach took the reins of the team he has played 60 games this month, with only 15% losses (The percentage of victories in the whole month is 53%).last_img read more

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US$80M to Reform Education Sector

first_imgMinster Werner told journalists at the dedication of the Kinston Weagba Public School in Tarjourwon District in Sinoe County on Tuesday that government needs US$80 million to successfully reform the sector.This amount, he said, will include the construction of modern schools in all parts of the country; training of teachers and their quarters; science laboratories and many other administrative initiatives.The Kinston Weagba Public School, located in the One Way Community, Tarjourwon, has everything that is required of a modern school facility.Minister Werner told reporters that MOE will need pretty close to US$80 million to implement all of the strategies for the education sector and to build schools to particularly decongest places like Monrovia.He said this will help to drastically reduce the appalling student-to-teacher ratio, which currently stands at 50, 75 or 100 students to a teacher depending on the places.“In our own strategy for the reform, we need the money to build schools across Liberia that will also help in cutting down the student population of places that are overcrowded, like Monrovia and other places. We need to reduce the ratio to at least 40:1.”The government, he said has an agreement with the Global Education Partnership and the World Bank to construct 41 modernized schools across the country. 27 of the 41 are nearing completion, with the Kinston Weagba Public School being one of them. The project is a US$40 million agreement between the three partners and comes to an end next year.The cost of construction of the Kinston Weagba Public High School, which the minister termed as the flagship project that he would want for all schools in the country, is US$500,000.“We want to build modern schools that have the facilities we want in all of our schools. For example, the bathrooms here for the females will have showers. There are also teachers’ quarters that will be well furnished, laboratories and others. All the teachers will need to do is to bring their suitcase. You will meet the furniture and you will leave the furniture when you are re-assigned.It’s great to see the future right here, he said, “When this school is fully completed, the labs and everything will be equipped. There will be desks, textbooks, library, labs, teachers’ lounge and everything that is require of a modern school.Reforming Liberia’s “Messy” education system, which seems to be the most debated public policy issue of recent, “requires the collective efforts every Liberian and commitment on the part of the government and partners, because the task is monumental and the cost is as well exorbitant,” Minister of Education, George Werner, said.Since the thought of reforming the system was brought out by Minister Werner when he called for the premature closure of schools to prepare for the commencement of the reform exercise, there have been lot of debates in the public sphere about sincerity, rationale behind this call, with many terming it as belated.This skepticism is especially apparent giving that the current administration is only left with two more years, but Minister Werner, who desires to leave a legacy on the sector, continues to stress that every long journey begins with a single step and much could be achieved in the next two years if all of the stakeholders work on a concerted and unified front.“What you see here is what we would like for our schools to look like when the reform is put on track and fully implemented,” he said.In selecting the communities that will be beneficiaries of the 41 schools under the project, the Minister said there was a demographic survey done to select the site.It is important to provide a very safe environment for students to learn like the construction exercises that are ongoing, Minister Werner noted, but there are needs for qualified teacher. Liberia currently has just 17 percent of its teachers that have first degree, while the rest do not have.“Just a minute percent of our teachers have their first degrees; the rest are high school graduates or no high school certificates at all. So we do have a monumental task,” the minister said.“We are to make sure that we train teachers. We are working with the universities, the University of Liberia and the Tubman University in Maryland County to train more teachers. At the moment we are recruiting science and mathematics teachers, but the recruitment is very slow,”He hopes that young Liberians, who have degrees in the sciences, can apply, because we aim at paying them well. If they have to relocate them we will have to give them in addition to their salaries, relocation allowances,” he said.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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‘Gambia Should Not Dent Progress of Democracy in West Africa’ -Dr. Ibn Chambas

first_imgDemocracy, which is government by the people, is gradually taking a stronghold in the West African region and The Gambia, which is gradually being plunged into political anarchy after the December 1 electoral process, cannot be of any exception, the most senior official of the United Nations in West Africa, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has said.The West African region has experienced successful elections as well as smooth transitions across the region in recent years, and Dr. Chambas said at a press conference in Monrovia that the situation in The Gambia cannot be a dark spot on these successes.The conference was the climax of the 30th High-Level Meeting of the heads of the UN Missions in West Africa, convened at the invitation of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas.The Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General and heads of the UN Missions in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI), Ms. Achatouw Mindaoudou Souleymane; in Liberia (UNMIL), Farid Zarif; and in Mali (MINUSMA), Mahamat Saleh Annadif, attended yesterday’s meeting.The objective of the bi-annual meeting, Dr. Chambas said, was to provide insight and exchange views on the peace and security dynamics in the areas of operation of the respective missions as well as in the West African region.In the last two years, there have been ten presidential elections across the region. Opposition leaders were victorious in five of them with the rest won by incumbents. There have been smooth transfers of powers in all of the elections that the opposition won. “This is the level of progress that we have seen in recent years and this cannot be reversed in our region,” Dr. Chambas, a native of Ghana, said.On behalf of his colleagues, Dr. Chambas expressed the hope that upcoming elections in West Africa, especially in Liberia and a few other countries, will consolidate democratic progress and bring about increased participation in politics.Election successes and smooth transitions simply mean that the period of coup d’états are over and democracy, the popular will of the people, is now reigning across a region that was known to have experienced the highest number of bloody coups. Dr. Chambas indicated that The Gambia must move by the wind of democracy that is sweeping across the continent.He expressed serious concern over the rejection of the December 1 election results by incumbent President Yahya Jammeh, and called for peaceful transfer of power, noting that heads of UN Missions support the ECOWAS and the UN Security Council position on The Gambia.Upholding the election result is a must. “The will of the people of The Gambia must be respected,” he added.He also prayed that Liberia and other countries that will be going to the poll next year will have peaceful and transparent processes, and admitted that the real challenge that the region faces has to do with extremism. “This is our greatest challenge as a region and we must address it collectively,” he said.The Monrovia meeting was meant to also strengthen coordination in order to address common challenges in such areas as elections, transnational organized crime, violent extremism and terrorism, the security sector and constitutional reform processes and democratic transitions.Chambas lauded the peaceful execution of the December 7 elections in Ghana, while also commending the outgoing President John Mahama for peacefully conceding defeat. He also referenced the peaceful local and presidential elections in Cape Verde, held in September and October, respectively, this year. “We are very glad that all of these are happening in our region,” he added, and made specific reference to the upcoming Malian election which will be its first since 2009.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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The XXIV CITUR Congress for tourism deemed successful

first_imgThe 24th Inter-American Ministerial Congress on Tourism today, wrapped up its two-day session at the Marriott Hotel with more fruitful discussions by ministers and high-level authorities on achieving sustainable tourism, through multi-destination travel and building resilience in the tourism sector.Following ten plenary sessions by officials, today’s all-day meeting concluded with the adoption of the ‘Declaration of Georgetown’. This document forms the basis for the development of partnerships for the growth of the tourism industry in the Americas.Minister of Business with responsibility for Tourism, Dominic Gaskin, who chaired the conference, noted that the discussions will ensure a transformed tourism sector in Guyana.“What was good about it (the Congress) were the discussions…a lot of the topics discussed were very relevant to Guyana. We have a lot to learn. We are fairly young as a tourism destination. To have all these expertise from different countries in the same room is very good exposure for us”, Minister Gaskin said.He added, “It was very valuable for us and it gave us a sense of where we are and where we need to go with tourism in Guyana.”Executive Secretary for Integral Development of the Organisation of American States, Kim Osborne highlighted some of the high points stemming out of the meeting for most of the representatives.“What we had was strong indications of support, collaboration and co-operation between and among countries, to share dialogue and experiences, to share lessons learnt and good practices; to the extent that member states have offered co-operation to each other. We are grateful for the outcome of the meeting”, Osborne said.She also commended Guyana for hosting a memorable event. She enthused, “Guyana did an amazing job at hosting and showing the product it has to offer. I think it hosting this ministerial congress really positions it as an emerging destination in the Americas with the flora and fauna, and amazing natural products. It is something people were not really aware of, and it was an opportunity to tell the rest of the Americas what Guyana has to offer.”This year’s Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism saw a total of 26 Organisation of American States (OAS) member states representatives, participating. The next Congress is expected to be held in Paraguay in 2021.last_img read more

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MAN SAYS TREE SAVED HIS FAMILY FROM CAR-BOMB BLAST

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: A man said he believes a tree in his garden saved the lives of his family after a car-bomb exploded outside their home.Alan Coyle points to the tree outside his home which was hit by a device or shrapnel from a bomb. Pic copyright Donegal Daily.Alan Coyle, 59, was left terrified after thugs targeted his home in Letterkenny, on Friday morning.Alan was with his wife Geraldine and their 13 year old daughter Katie at Manor View Park when he heard a massive explosion at about 3.40am. He noticed that two of his windows had been smashed and there was a smell of “sweet burning” all around his house.He called the Gardai immediately who evacuated homes on the normally-quiet estate.Alan noticed shrapnel in his garden and was then told by Gardai that his jeep had been severely damaged.The front of Alan’s Mitsubishi Pajero jeep was badly damaged and the two front wheels were blown outwards. At first light on Friday morning the Army Bomb Disposal team arrived in Letterkenny from Finner Camp army base in Ballyshannon.The ground on which the device exploded beneath Alan’s jeep is still scorched. Pic copyright Donegal Daily.Garda Inspector Pat O’Donnell has said he feared there may be secondary devices planted in the area.The army left the area after two hours after being satisfied there were no more viable devices in the area.Alan and other people on the estate were allowed to return to their homes at 6pm on Friday night.Speaking yesterday for the first time, Alan, a former fisheries officer, told Donegal Daily he feels the tree in his front garden may have saved his family from being badly injured. “I am almost certain of that. I think a device was thrown at the house, hit the tree and bounced back under the jeep.“I think it then exploded and caused all the damage. Only for it hit the tree it could have came into my bedroom and God knows what kind of harm it would have done,” he said.Alan pointed to a number of areas of damage including a hole in his bedroom window which was hit by debris which failed to smash the double glazing.Two of his neighbours’ houses also have holes in them from where they were hit by debris. The army bomb disposal team arrive to examine the scene of Friday’s explosion. Pic copyright Donegal Daily.Alan says his daughter Katie is too terrified to return to the family home but hopes she will in a few days time.He says he has his own theory about who is behind the attack and why but wants the message to go out that he is not involved in any criminality.“There are all sorts of rumours out there but I want to state that this has nothing to do with drugs or there is no paramilitary thing.“I have my own suspicions that it is connected to a dispute I was involved in. I just never thought it would be taken to this extreme,” he said.But despite the horrific attack, Alan, who is well known in hunting circles, says he will not be intimidated out of his family home.“I will not be moving. I will not be frightened out of my home.“I have spoken to the Gardai who I have to say have been so professional in their approach in all of this. I will be improving my personal and home security but I will not be leaving my home,” he said.MAN SAYS TREE SAVED HIS FAMILY FROM CAR-BOMB BLAST was last modified: November 24th, 2013 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:Alan Coyleblastbomb blastGardaiManor View ParkTREElast_img read more

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JOB VACANCY: DONEGAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY KELSIUS SEEKING TO RECRUIT A COST ACCOUNTANT

first_imgJOB VACANCY: One of Donegal’s fastest growing technology companies KELSIUS are seeking to recruit more staff to join their innovative and dynamic team. Just a few weeks ago it was announced that KELSIUS secured a €2 million contract with Musgraves.That deal will ensure that KELSIUS’S wireless Food-Check technology will be rolled out in SuperValu and Centra stores all over Ireland. Now management at the company based in Falcarragh are seeking to recruit new staff.The company which provides real-time temperature monitoring solutions for the Food and Health Care sectors are seeking to recruit a part or fully qualified Accountant whose responsibilities will include:Setting, monitoring and revising product standard costsPreparation and analysis of monthly purchase price and usage variance reports and validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end closePutting in place a system for measuring, monitoring and reporting on all customer services related costs.Preparation and analysis of Stock obsolescence reportsThe candidate will be working alongside the Financial Controller and other heads of department to ensure adequate and detailed information and data analysis is available.Understanding the manufacturing process and customer services and linking the transactions in those areas to the financial statements is a critical function of this role.The candidate will also be required to gain an understanding of the company’s existing financial reporting and payroll systems in order to provide assistance to the company’s Accountant on an occasional basis during busy periods and to cover leave periods.The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment.Good communication skills required as is the need to work on one’s own initiative.Experience in Accounting Software is an essential requirement whilst knowledge of stock systems would be an advantage.Strong Excel knowledge required also.Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.Please forward CV and covering letter to john.burke@kelsius.com. JOB VACANCY: DONEGAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY KELSIUS SEEKING TO RECRUIT A COST ACCOUNTANT was last modified: September 11th, 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

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