Mabaruma to receive substitute generator

first_imgAfter weeks without electricity… new system to be procuredAfter almost six weeks without electricity, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan on Tuesday announced that the Government is seeking to procure a new generation set for Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini).This announcement came in response to a recent publication in Guyana Times, that the community has been suffering a prolonged power outage for over five weeks, resulting from the disintegration of the district’s electrical supply system, which stemmed from a malfunctioning generator.According to reports, a crankshaft and a series of bearings attached to the generator have been damaged, causing the halt in the operations of the crucial machinery. With the engine out of order, the community was forced to endure the very prolonged blackout as was no alternative means of generating electrical energy.The procurement of the new generator is a long-term solution to the problem, according to Minister Bulkan, as he explained that for the short-term intervention, the Natural Resources Ministry had been able to procure a standby 500 kilowatt generator to service the community in the meantime.The Minister noted that the substitute generator is expected to be transported and installed in the community shortly, as he urged residents to exercise patience as the Administration works expeditiously to rectify the situation.Regional Executive Officer of Region One, Leslie Wilburg, had explained that the generator went down on May 15, 2017 and it was soon discovered that expenses to fix the plant would be extensive. The alternatives were to repair the plant for some $8.4 million with a time frame of four to five weeks, while the other option was to purchase a new plant for $16.7 million with one week’s framework for installation, or $14.4 million with the installation time of about one month.last_img read more

WATCH: Peterborough star passes to steward because of fluorescent kit clash

first_imgMisplaced passes are a common sight in lower league football, but Peterborough United’s Michael Bostwick might have played the best misplaced pass this weekend – because the pass found its target.Unfortunately, that target just happened to be a steward who was walking down the touchline, and wearing a fluorescent jacket the same colour as the Posh’s kit!Michael Bostwick received the ball in the centre circle, and looking to spread play, the midfielder sent the ball out to the left flank.Unfortunately, the teammate he thought he was passing to was further up the pitch, with the steward the only target.Remember everyone… not only do fluorescent kits look bad, they also make you a worse player!last_img read more

Chelsea in contract talks with key player who can leave for free this summer

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Pedro superbly scored to secure Chelsea a valuable away goal against Eintracht REPLY REVEALED “They are very dangerous at home, but they are really very dangerous away.“I’ve seen Eintracht’s games in the Europa League, and they are dangerous.“We want to go to the final, but we know very well we’ll have to play a very good match next week.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Centre-half Luiz has been a key figure for Sarri’s Chelsea West Ham vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 5:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs West Brom (Sunday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 Getty 2 ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF huge blow Eintracht boss Adi Hutter insisted his side can complete the job at Stamford Bridge in next week’s second leg.“Everything is still possible,” said Hutter.“We have to score a goal, that’s a fact, and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge will be the great favourites – that’s for sure.“But after the goalless draw here against Inter, no one thought we could go to Milan and win.“That’s how we have to act in London: be confident, brave and courageous. But I’m happy with the performance. Anything is possible.” shining And talks with Luiz have been renewed, the Italian confirmed after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt in Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg.“I don’t know on David Luiz, I know that he had a meeting four or five days ago, but then my mind was on this match,” said Sarri.“I didn’t ask him the result of it.”Luka Jovic headed Eintracht into an early lead, though Chelsea grew into proceedings with Pedro levelling on the stroke of half-time.The Blues were left to rue a clutch of missed chances though, with Sarri admitting he felt his men should have won.“I think that we made a mistake in the first 20 minutes because my feeling was, from the bench, that we were playing only to manage the result for the 0-0,” said Sarri. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “But we are not able to do that. Then we started to play after 25 minutes and played very well until the 85th minute and deserved to win for the number of opportunities.“We were in control of the match for 70 minutes and should have won.“But they are dangerous on the counter-attack if you give them spaces.“We deserved to win, 1-1 is not so bad away. gameday cracker Chelsea are still in contract talks with David Luiz as he nears the end of his existing deal, manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed.Luiz, the Brazil defender, is tied down to the Blues until the end of the season, and Sarri has previously expressed his desire to extend the 32-year-old’s contract. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 no dice LIVE ON talkSPORT talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card tense last_img read more

Climate change on Joburg’s agenda

first_img24 October 2011In the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference starting in Durban on 28 November, the City of Johannesburg is launching an awareness campaign to educate residents about the issue of climate change.The awareness campaign, a partnership between the City of Johannesburg and Siemens, will begin in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, on MondayThe 24th of October is International Day of Climate Action, and activities geared towards heightening awareness and education about the causes of climate change and its impact on ecosystems and human livelihood will be held all over the world.According to a City spokesperson Nkosinathi Nkabinde, the campaign will be spread across the city over the next weeks, running through to the beginning of COP 17.The 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place at Durban’s International Convention Centre from 28 November to 9 December.Tree planting“City officials will interact with members of the community in Orange Farm and plant a number of orange trees to commemorate the occasion,” said Nkabinde.The officials will also stop at strategic points with a high concentration of people, like local markets and taxi ranks, to engage with the public and distribute pamphlets on how they can get involved in mitigating change.“The city is undergoing climate change and is not exempt from the negative impacts. It is expected that the temperatures will rise by two to three degrees Celsius in future, depending on the season of the year.”Rainfall was also expected to intensify, resulting in flooding in many parts of Johannesburg. Energy efficient bulbs will be installed by City Power officials in many households as part of the campaign.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Earn Gems by playing your part for Madiba

first_imgThe Gem app can be used on both smart and feature phones, rewarding South Africans for playing their part and doing good work in their communities by paying them a virtual currency known as Gems. (Image: Gem)Priya Pitamber“You want to make a difference?” asks the video from Going the Extra Mile – also known as Gem. “You’re ready to help, but don’t know how? What if there was something you could do? What if your good deeds helped you?”Gem is a mobile rewards platform for South African who want to play their part in society. Opening a Gem account is quick, easy and free, and can be done on both smart and feature phone. App users who have helped a cause are immediately eligible to win virtual rewards known as – you guessed it – Gems. The Gems can be used to buy airtime or data, prepaid electricity, or even movie tickets.Brand South Africa, as part of its mandate to build pride, patriotism and a spirit of active citizenship, has partnered with the Gem project for July – Mandela Month. Organisations served by the app need help from fellow citizens with donations of clothing, help with homework, job shadowing, skills development and much more.“The app is a social development drive that aims to mobilise communities within themselves so that they can help each other rise,” David Shields, co-founder and director of the Gem project, said during the launch of the partnership at the Nelson Mandela Foundation this morning.“Volunteers are encouraged to donate their Gems back to needy causes during Mandela Month. In order to ensure continuity and mobilise support even beyond Mandela Month, corporates are also encouraged to donate Gems so that they can be allocated towards causes on an ongoing basis.”Forget rands, I want Gems“Users earn Gems by doing community work, for example separating waste or planting trees,” Shields told tech blog Smile and Mobile last month. “Users download Gem via USSD by dialling *120*GEM1 # or as an app.“Once they’ve signed in, they are able to see which volunteering opportunities are available in their area. When they’ve decided on a day and a place, the app tells them how many Gems they’ll earn as a token of appreciation.”The Gems are donated by corporate and public sector sponsors, and distributed evenly to the social partners that host events.“Gem not only rewards people for volunteering their time at charities but also helps impact on behavioural change, such as rewarding people to go for HIV and pregnancy tests,” says Shields. “Or recycling their waste at schools and varsities.”The big ideaCo-founded by Shields and Camilo Ramada, the idea came about two years ago, but the non-profit organisation was only established in September 2014.“One night Camilo and I were chatting about the South African socioeconomic situation,” says Shields. “More specifically, about how people are immobile to creating opportunities to do good – particularly if communities don’t acknowledge and appreciate such behaviour.”Both Ramada and Shields have worked extensively in the digital industry, and know the power of mobile. “Camilo is a pioneer in mobile payments and has been at the forefront of the industry for over 10 years,” says Shields. “I’ve done media, PR and digital marketing for a variety of brands.”Shields says the app helps create online relationships between civil society, the public sector and business. It allows these different entities to work hand in hand to achieve a greater goal: social development.“By helping others, people have a chance to help themselves and by doing so, are able to network and create tight knit communities that contribute to long-term networking and social cohesion.”Play your part during Mandela MonthBrand South Africa’s partnership with Gems is part of the organisation’s “Play your Part for Madiba” campaign, also launched today.“This partnership is not only an extension of the commemorative month’s activities and actions of goodwill by South Africans,” Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Marketing Officer Sithembile Ntombela said at the launch. “We also hope that the nation will continue to contribute to positive change because a nation of people who care deeply for one another, and the environment in which they live, is beneficial for everyone.“This is our call to action so that every day can become a Mandela Day!” Volunteers having fun with the kids at Olico Youth Centre, Diepsloot. Everyone is thoroughly enjoying Winter School! — GEM (@GEMproject_) July 2, 2015   Your good vibe words for the day… Go on, make it happen. — GEM (@GEMproject_) June 18, 2015last_img read more

Zoomii: A Virtual Book Browsing Service

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting corvida 1 There’s no denying that browsing for books is much more fun in a bookstore rather than online, except if you have a Kindle. Walking through tons of shelves to find that perfect book can be pretty exciting. However, what if you just don’t have the time or you don’t feel like giving your legs the extra exercise? Zoomii, a virtual bookstore browsing service, may be just what you were looking for.Navigating ZoomiiLaunched to the public earlier this week, Zoomii is one great bookstore browser. Built on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3), interacting with Zoomii is reminiscent of Google Maps. You can zoom in and out of bookshelves or pan around to navigate the service. The site design feels just like you’re browsing a bookshelf at any bookstore except the books are facing cover-forward instead of spine-out. To keep up with the feel of a bookstore, books are organized by author and you can also compare book sizes to get a feel for how big or small a book is. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img E-BrowsingWhenever you get tired of virtually “walking” the bookshelves you can perform a search on the site to find the book you’re looking for instantly. You can perform a search using the search box or head over to the categories section to find more categories to browse. Get book summaries, add books to your Amazon Wishlist, or your cart to purchase books through Amazon. You can also see reviews that have been written for any book. In general, you get the best of both online and live bookstore shopping. Tags:#Product Reviews#web Zoomii Brings the Bookstore to MeZoomii is a pleasantly surprising service that combines the best of both worlds. Personally, I love browsing for books by cover. This is my way of performing a search in bookstores when I don’t feel like hopping on my phone’s browser just to find a few books. The best cover designs are the books I normally reach for when browsing for books. Zoomii brings that experience to me combined with the best of Amazon shopping such as reviews and book summaries. All in all, Zoomii can help enhance your bookstore shopping experience and I hope more bookstores are added to Zoomii in the future such as Barnes and Nobles and Borders. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Meet XRespond Testing Tool: Let’s Make Building Responsive Websites Simpler

first_imgMeet XRespond Testing Tool: Let’s Make Building Responsive Websites SimplerYou are here: The way people consume information is constantly evolving. As web designers and developers, we keep up with all of the different screen shapes and sizes, learning to create beautiful, flexible software. Yet most of the available tools still don’t reflect the nature and diversity of the platform we’re building for: the browser.When I was making my first responsive website in 2012, I quickly realized how inefficient and time-consuming the constant browser window resizing was. I had just moved from Estonia to Australia, and with a newborn, time was very much a precious resource.The post Meet XRespond Testing Tool: Let’s Make Building Responsive Websites Simpler appeared first on Smashing Magazine.From our sponsors: Meet XRespond Testing Tool: Let’s Make Building Responsive Websites Simpler Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019 Posted on 7th September 2017Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeWeb DesignMeet XRespond Testing Tool: Let’s Make Building Responsive Websites Simplerlast_img read more


first_imgThe Australian pace attack, led by Starc (4-71) and Josh The Australian pace attack, led by Starc (4-71) and Josh Hazlewood (3-70), struck early as the Proteas slumped to 32 for 4.Middle order batsmen Temba Bavuma (51) and Quinton de Kock, who top-scored with an aggressive 84, rallied with a 71-run stand for the sixth wicket.But the visitors again stumbled when Bavuma and Philander (10) fell just before tea as Australia regained control.De Kock survived two decision reviews and should have been run out on 61, only to be the ninth wicket to fall when he chased quick runs with the tail.Bavuma made a composed 51 but he fell to a brilliant catch by Shaun Marsh — whose brother Mitchell had also taken a screamer to dismiss opener Stephen Cook (0).Philander (10) fell to the last ball before tea, dragging an attempted pull shot back onto his stumps to give Starc his third wicket.The day also started with an outstanding Marsh catch, with Shauns younger brother Mitchell leaping high at gully to remove Cook for a duck in the first over.The South Africans were soon in worse trouble, with Hashim Amla also falling without score when he pushed at a Hazlewood delivery and edged to Australian skipper Steve Smith at second slip.A tough chance from Dean Elgar was grassed on 10, but he made just two more before being caught behind by Peter Nevill from the bowling of Hazlewood with the score on just 20.JP Duminy never looked comfortable and also benefited from a life when he was on 8, but like Elgar he could not capitalise and was caught behind for 11 off Peter Siddle. AFP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Find 360i @ Programmatic I/O, IAB Audio Day, Social Media Week and More

first_img360i Head of Programmatic Kolin Kleveno @Programmatic I/O: Using Programmatic To Amplify Influencer MarketingTuesday, April 103:25PM PTSan Francisco, CAKolin takes the stage with DSW’s Digital Media Manager Allison Holbrook to reveal how programmatic can amplify influencer content. Attendees can expect to learn how to make every influencer dollar more accountable. 360i New York President Abbey Klaassen @IAB Audio Strategies Day:  Smart Speakers: Audio’s Creative OpportunityThursday, April 121:30-5pm ET New York, NYBrands and agencies alike will gather at IAB Audio Day to discuss audio opportunities for smart speakers like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Abbey will participate in a panel joined by Hearts & Science’s Zachary Treuhaft and NPR’s Meg Goldthwaite. Month to month, you pretty much know where to find us – we’re getting the scoop on blockchain in New York, preparing for campaign launches in Chicago, recruiting media managers in Los Angeles and planning for our summer bar cart theme in Atlanta. But what about when we leave the office and take our insights and expertise to the stage? To ensure you don’t miss out on our various speaking engagements in April, we’ve organized all of them for you below in a nice little list.This month, hear from our CEO, New York President, and Head of Programmatic as they take the stage to share their POVs on everything from creating accountability in Influencer Marketing to optimizing compensation modeling for innovation, and how marketers should be integrating voice technology. 360i CEO Sarah Hofstetter @Social Media Week: Breaking Through The Sea of Sameness Thursday, April 2610:15AM ETNew York, NY After growing up in a sea of sameness, the Jewish Orthodox community of Long Island, Sarah learned the importance of embracing her individuality. She’ll discuss how this mindset helped her break through the advertising community, and why the things that make us different are often our greatest assets. 360i Account Director Lauren Fuller @4A’s Accelerate: Disrupting the Launch SequenceTuesday, April 109:15-9:45AM ETMiami, FLIn today’s marketing world, getting in front of the right people at the right time has never been harder. Brands must disrupt the norm in order to break through the clutter. Lauren will take the stage joined by leaders from Sonos, Twitter, and Spark Foundry. 360i New York President Abbey Klaassen @Social Media Week New York What Will The Agencies of the Future Do Differently?Tuesday, April 242:45-3:25 ETNew York, NYAn increasingly competitive landscape and tightening brand budgets have put new pressures on agencies that are vying to stand out among competitors, platforms, and technologies. This panel will cover the ways agencies are evolving their businesses and their cultures to meet the needs of the modern market. 360i CEO Sarah Hofstetter @ANA Financial Management: Reimagining Agency Compensation: Capitalizing on the Changing Technology Landscape Monday, April 3011:00AM ETHollywood, FLSarah will discuss how marketers can create compensation models for agencies and vendors that will help drive commerce and encourage innovation. She’ll share how organizations can identify growth opportunities as new technologies like Voice and AI emerge.last_img read more

Infographic: How Finances Impact Your Emotional State of Mind

first_imgGetting physically fit takes discipline, effort, and more than a little energy to get to where you want to be. Regularly moving your body and sticking to a fitness plan isn’t easy, and doing so is certainly commendable—and comes with… Full Story,Table of Contents Benefits of Working During Retirement Phased Retirement Types of Employment Recommended Jobs for Seniors  Resources for Seniors  Retirement looks different for everyone. Some people dream of playing golf and visiting their grandchildren, while others see it as… Full Story,A study conducted by Charles Schwab just last year found that three in five Americans live paycheck to paycheck, yet only one in four has a written financial plan. In fact, the majority of Americans are hesitant to receive any… Full Story,Life is unpredictable. Some days aren’t all sunshine, like when your car breaks down or your house needs a repair. These situations happen to everyone. That’s why it’s important to save while things are going well, so you can cover… Full Story,Structure is the key to growth. Without a solid foundation – and a road map for the future – it’s easy to spin your wheels and float through life without making any headway. Planning allows you to prioritize your time,… Full Story,Car accidents are not only scary but also a monumental hassle. That’s largely thanks to what comes after the accident itself.   After an accident, you’ll likely have to spend ample time on the phone with your insurer. Then there’s dealing… Full Story,If you’re a furloughed government employee, you are likely feeling a good deal of stress and uncertainty about how to manage your finances during the government shutdown. While missing a paycheck is a financial moment no one wants to experience,… Full Story,Buried underneath paying bills, digging out of a debt hole, and saving for your kids’ college is the marathon of money goals: retirement. Cue the fantasies of spending your days at a leisurely pace, working on The Great American Novel—at… Full Story,When I’m on top of finances, I’m all up in my money management apps, checking my balances and the swift progress I’ve been making on my savings goals. But when things aren’t going so hot? I’m like an ostrich with… Full Story,With all of today’s home-based tech gadgets and virtual personal assistants, smart homes are quickly becoming ubiquitous. And with high demand for connected products, so too comes ease of use, accessibility and affordability.   But as with all expenses, it’s important… Full Storylast_img read more