First Lady Sandra Granger, in opening the second Self-Reliance and Success in Business Workshop for residents of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) on Monday, announced there will be national dialogue centred on domestic violence in Guyana.First Lady Sandra Granger and Region Three Executive Officer Denis Jaikaran, along with other officials, pose with participantsThis event, slated for August 3, 2018 at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, will see participation from persons across the 10 administrative regions of Guyana.“This [domestic violence] is a scar on our national life…I have been in discussions with some people about how we really go about addressing domestic violence in Guyana… We also have to deal with the issue of under-reporting or non-reporting of issues of domestic violence in our hinterland and our rural areas… We are planning to have a national dialogue…I think we have to face up to it, and make it clear that we cannot tolerate this any longer,” she said.The First Lady urged the participants to see the many opportunities a workshop of this nature can bring in terms of small and micro-enterprise development, and reminded that the certificates they would be receiving at the end of the programme are recognised by the Small Business Bureau and other micro-financing organisations.First Lady Sandra Granger addressing the participants of the workshop“I saw the benefits [of this programme] not only to the persons who would have participated, but to their families and their communities as well. It is what I would call an holistic approach to success,” she said.Region Three Executive Officer Denis Jaikaran, in his remarks, said the first Self-Reliance and Success in Business Workshop had led to establishment of the Region’s first salted fish factory.He expressed his appreciation to the First Lady for taking the workshop to the Region for a second time, and pledged to assist the participants in rolling out future projects.Meanwhile, Director of Interweave Solutions (Guyana) Incorporated, Sanjay Yohann Pooran, who facilitated the workshop, provided the participants with an overview of the programme. He indicated that the workshop’s main objective is to educate the participants on how to start, manage, and grow small businesses; help them to lead balanced lives; and provide them with the opportunity to give back to their community through the formulation and implementation of a community action plan.In an invited comment, Latoya Adams said she was thankful for the opportunity to participate in the workshop, and looks forward to the community action plan that would be established.“I see this workshop as a great opportunity, and I especially look forward to the community action plan, since I see the progress the last participants made in the establishment of a salt fish factory,” she said.The workshop is organised by the Office of the First Lady, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection and Interweave Solutions (Guyana) Incorporated. This is the third Self-Reliance Workshop for the year 2018.
Fernando Torres Jose Mourinho has revealed there is no chance of Fernando Torres returning to Chelsea.The Spaniard is currently on a two-year loan at AC Milan but has struggled to make an impact at the San Siro.The Serie A side are reportedly looking to cancel the deal and send the 30-year-old back to Stamford Bridge.But Mourinho insists there is no way back for Torres, who scored just 20 goals in 110 Premier League appearances for the Blues after his £50million move from Liverpool in 2011.“He is on loan for two seasons at AC Milan. He is our player but he’s on loan. We have no space for players either in the Champions League or Premier League [squads],” said Mourinho.“More than possibly he is happy at Milan and they are happy to have him.”While Torres appears to have no future at Chelsea, Mourinho insists that Mohamed Salah IS part of his plans.The Egyptian winger has failed to force his way into the starting XI at Stamford Bridge after his £11m January switch from Basel and has been tipped to move on next month, with Inter Milan keen.But Mourinho said: “Salah is our player. He is a player we like and trust. He is a player from our squad, he’s going nowhere.” 1
Fans who can’t make it to Croker will be tuning in around the globeAN estimated 30,000 Donegal fans are set to turn Croke Park green and gold on Sunday.With Jim McGuinness’s side set to face Mayo in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland Final, supporters from across Ireland and beyond have been snapping up all available tickets.Last year’s footballer of the year Karl Lacey returns to the starting line-up for this All-Ireland Quarter Final match with Mark McHugh expected to take a place on the bench. Cavan take on Kerry at 2pm with fans from the Ulster county set to travel in numbers to the game.But Donegal fans will outnumber those from other counties at GAA headquarters.“I think we are heading for a repeat of last year’s quarter final,” said Grace Boyle from Club Tir Chonaill.“Between ticket sales through clubs and through shops and other outlets, we think there will be around 30,000 people Donegal fans heading for Dublin this weekend. “Last year Donegal fans inside Croke Park at this stage of the competition created an incredible atmosphere and we’re hoping for more of the same this Sunday.”Last year families took advantage of the occasion, knowing tickets for later rounds – if Donegal progressed – would be harder to get.Fans who can’t make it to the game can watch it on TV3 – with Donegal people around the globe hoping to get coverage wherever they are.Meanwhile Donegal fans are being asked to put their shirts on their team.Sponsorship cards are being drafted out across the county in a bid to raise funds for the senior team. The lines are just €3 each and there are 50 lines on each card.And the good news is that for just €3 you have a chance of winning a Donegal jersey.Needless to say we all hope that we’re still wearing them as we travel in numbers to Croke Park in September.Businesses and clubs are asked to put a card at their place of work and to nominate someone to look after it. And the good news is that whoever looks after the card and returns the sponsorship money will also get a FREE Donegal jersey for their trouble.It’s a win win situation all around – hopefully both like Donegal’s quarter and semi-final appearances at Croker.Meanwhile the Official Donegal Facebook Page (not sure who runs that!) reckons Pope Francis is getting behind Jim’s boys.They posted this picture last night….30,000 DONEGAL FANS SET TO DESCEND ON CROKE PARK was last modified: August 1st, 2013 by John2Share 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:000 DONEGAL FANS SET TO DESCEND ON CROKE PARK30
Tenth-ranked UCLA on Tuesday captured The Prestige at PGA West men’s golf tournament, placing four players among the top 11 en route to a 10-stroke victory over BYU at the par-72 Greg Norman Course in La Quinta. The triumph was the Bruins second in as many tournament, following a six-shot win at last week’s Chico State Invitational. The Bruins, who took command of the 18-school event with a first-round 280 Monday, finished 4-under-par 860. They finished with a 289 Tuesday. UCLA’s Chris Heintz and Erik Flores tied for third at 2-under 214, one shot behind co-medalists Tim Cha from UC Irvine and Danny Zimmerman from Illinois. Notre Dame’s Scott Gustafson, who shot a final-round 67, also shared third place. UCLA’s Daniel Im was in a tie for sixth at 215, and Lucas Lee was in a group at 217, tied for 11th. Pepperdine shared fifth place with Notre Dame, 20 shots off the pace. Alex Coe led the Waves at 218, tied for 13th, and Micheal Baird and Colin Wilcox shot 220, tied for 20th. UC Irvine (872) finished third and Illinois (875) was fourth. Flores (69-75-70), Heintz (70-73-71) and Im (71-73-71) broke par in the first and third rounds, and Lee (70-70-79) did so in the first and second rounds. The Bruins’ fifth golfer, Joakim Renstrom, shot 73-79-79–231. WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: UCSB SWEEPS PEPPERDINE Janine Sandell had 14 kills and 14 digs and Megan Blackshire added 10 kills with no errors to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 3-0 sweep of Pepperdine in nonconference women’s volleyball. Bethany Johansen added 10 kills with one error for the Gauchos (11-7) in a 33-31, 30-25, 30-28 victory at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. Julie Rubenstein had 12 kills and six blocks, Lecca Roberts added 10, and Kekai Crabbe added 21 digs for the Waves (10-8). Loyola Marymount 3, UC Irvine 0: Emily Day had 13 kills and Katie Glomb 20 digs as the Lions (13-6) swept the Anteaters 30-20, 30-22, 30-25 at Crawford Hall in Irvine. Dina DeBernardi and Christianna Reneau added 11 kills apiece, and Heather Hughes contributed 10. Whitney Pavlik and Trisha White had 10 kills apiece for UC Irvine (7-13). Concordia-Irvine 3, The Master’s 1: Lindsey Sommer, Lindsey Campbell, Chie Inoue and Stephanie Scheele hit double digits in kills, and Concordia (18-4, 9-4) pulled out a 30-21, 27-30, 30-23, 30-24 Golden State Athletic Conference victory. Breezie James led the Mustangs (7-15, 3-11) with 14 kills, and Amanda and Rachel Roleder added 11 apiece. Cal Lutheran 3, Pomona-Pitzer 1: The 19th-ranked Regals overcame a Game 1 loss and improved to 12-0 with a 27-30, 31-29, 30-28, 30-20 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory in Claremont. Cal Lutheran is 8-0 in SCIAC play. The Sagehens dropped to 9-9 overall and 5-3 in conference action. Whittier 3, Occidental 0: The Tigers fell to 1-9 overall and 1-8 in SCIAC play with a 30-20, 30-21, 30-28 loss to the visiting Poets in Eagle Rock. WOMEN’S SOCCER: CAL LUTHERAN DOMINATES LA SIERRA Amber Anderson netted goals a minute apart and Cal Lutheran’s women’s soccer team dominated La Sierra 9-0 in a nonconference game at North Field in Thousand Oaks. Anderson headed home free kicks by Alexis Nieves in the 65th and 66th minutes, and the Regals outshot La Sierra 36-2 and took 20 corner kicks, pinning the Eagles, from Riverside, inside their defensive half nearly the entire match. Mae Des Rosiers, Jenn Tengan, Oshrat Karkar, Katherine Miljour and Mackenzie Porter scored first-half goals, and Jordan Beeber and Nieves netted second-half goals. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The department further noted that the research opened new avenues in the fight against HIV/Aids in South Africa. However, the Treatment Action Campaign had some reservations about the findings of the study. Sixteen- and 17-year-old girls were not involved in the study because of safety reasons, but according to Abdool-Karim there was adequate safety data available, and there was no reason why young women should not be involved, as they were more at risk for the disease. Confirmatory studies needed Caprisa 004 gel trial “In 2004, we looked at the added value that we could contribute to the microbicides trial that were taking place at that time,” Quarraisha said. “We recognised the urgent need for methods for women. We went back to the drawing board and found that there was a gap in terms of the candidate microbicides that were available and being tested. The placebo was a gel with no active ingredient. Their journey towards finding effective and safe treatment for women began 20 years ago. Today, the husband-and-wife duo have made a ground-breaking discovery that could alter the course of HIV/Aids treatment for many years to come. “There’s concern that it’s creating false expectations. It’s still early days, and we would advise caution when interpreting the findings,” he said. Abdool-Karim said South African scientists were keen in doing the confirmatory studies in terms of the dosing regiments and also looking at bridging populations. The scientists recently announced the results of a ground-breaking safety and effectiveness study of an antiretroviral microbicide gel. The tenofovir gel trial, known as the Caprisa 004, involved 889 women at high risk in the Aids-ravaged Vulindlela district near Howick. Should other studies of tenofovir gel confirm these results, widespread use of the gel, at this level of protection, could prevent over half-a-million new HIV infections in South Africa alone over the next decade. Tenofovir works by preventing the HIV from growing inside human cells. Speaking to BuaNews, Quarraisha Abdool-Karim said that the use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for prevention was novel, adding that tenofovir gel could fill an important HIV-prevention gap by empowering women who are unable to successfully negotiate mutual faithfulness or condom use with their male partners. “We can’t afford to wait 10 years to do this, or assume that it will happen. If we set a milestone date, it will happen.” “We know that ARVs work for treatment of HIV and are effective in infants not getting infected, and we saw a gap in terms of trials of gel formulation,” Quarraisha said. “The pharmaceutical industry is not investing in preventive methods including methods for women, so we hope that the type of result we’ve shown may increase industry interest for developing further preventive methods for women.” “We need to sit down with the Medicines Control Council with all the data we have to date and figure out what more is needed and plan and implement those studies needed to get a safe and efficacious microbicide to women,” she said. In rural Vulindlela, a town 90 kilometres outside Durban, one in 10 girls is HIV-positive by the age of 16; by 24, more than half are infected. For two KwaZulu-Natal scientists, Dr Quarraisha Abdool-Karim and Professor Salim Abdool-Karim, finding effective treatment for a disease that affects mostly women was an urgent priority. Source: BuaNews National Association of People Living with HIV and Aids’ KwaZulu-Natal coordinator, Slungile Mntambo, said that while they supported the attempts of the researchers to find a method of protection that would benefit women, they would encourage further trials that would increase the effectiveness of the gel. Speaking at the 18th International Aids Conference held in Vienna recently, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said he was encouraged by the promising results, adding that this might be the beginning of the answer to the questions that the country had been asking for ages. Preparations for the study began in 2004 due to not only the very high prevalence of HIV infection in the Vulindlela district, but the rate of new infections in women continuing to rise. In Sub-Saharan Africa, women account for 59% of all infected adults. Young women are especially vulnerable. Researcher Marcus Low said that while the research was encouraging, he advised caution when interpreting the results. “It’s good research and it’s encouraging that this kind of research was done in South Africa and by African researchers. Empowering women 11 August 2010 Promising results, further trials needed Overall, 98 women out of the 889 became HIV-positive during the 30 month long trial – with 38 in the tenofovir gel group and 60 in the placebo gel group. Out of the 434 women who tested negative for herpes at the start of the trial, 29 became infected in the tenofovir group and 58 became infected in the placebo group. The study revealed that when the gel was used as clinically specified within 12 hours before and 12 hours after sex, the success rate improved. The microbicide, containing one percent tenofovir – an antiretroviral drug widely used in the treatment of HIV – was found to be 39% effective in reducing a woman’s risk of becoming infected with HIV during sex, and 51% effective in preventing genital herpes infections.
Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO AchmetDangor urged the nation to support theThink Pedestrian campaign.(Image: Kgopi Mabotja) The bright green Think Pedestrian logowill soon be seen all around South Africa.(Image: Think Pedestrian)MEDIA CONTACTS • Sam MonarengDept of transport communications, media+27 12 309 3970 or +27 83 326 1521RELATED ARTICLES• Bikers hit the road for Mandela Day• Professional edge for traffic officers• SA’s first green transport service• Cape Town’s transport system lauded• Gautrain’s Pretoria route rolls outKgopi MabotjaA new campaign, driven by the UN and backed by local companies, has been launched with the aim of improving the safety situation on South Africa’s roads, by changing the behaviour of both pedestrian and vehicle road users.The Think Pedestrian campaign is expected to run for a decade, and hopes are high that it will curb the rising number of road deaths in South Africa, attributed to negligence on the side of motorists as well as pedestrians.The initiative is driven globally by the UN. With the slogan Together we can save millions of lives it is aimed at mobilising all nations to unite in promoting road safety.In South Africa, Think Pedestrian is endorsed by logistics company Eqstra and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, in support of Nelson Mandela Day.Central to its objectives is to stabilise and reduce road incidents by educating drivers and pedestrians about road safety.The Think Pedestrian initiative will be piloted in the high-risk provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga.Light at the end of the tunnelSpeaking at the launch on 11 April at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, transport minister Sibusiso Ndebele said road fatalities are on the increase, with pedestrians accounting for more than 40% of deaths.It is estimated that there are 40 accidents a day on the country’s routes, and 14 000 a year.However, said Ndebele, South Africa is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.The number of road crashes over the Easter weekend, traditionally a dangerous time to be out and about, dropped to 181 from 215 in 2011. This is according to the Easter 2012 preliminary statistics released by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).Ndebele commended motorists for applying caution and for driving in a sober state over the Easter weekend.“In this regard, we would like to compliment all road users who adhered to the rules of the road, as well as all our law enforcement officers and the emergency services personnel who went beyond the call of duty,” he said.Whilst he expressed delight in the progress made, he warned that there is still a long route ahead in making the country’s roads safer. He urged road users to help the government to achieve its 2020 goal of reducing road fatalities by half.To support Think Pedestrian, the minister announced that more than 1 000 motorists and pedestrians will be screened every month for alcohol compliance, as laid out in the National Rolling Enforcement Plan.Ndebele urged community members to join road safety councils in their area which have been initiated by the Department of Transport.“They aim to work with communities in inculcating a culture of responsibility with regard to the use of the road.”They are also tasked with identifying road safety hazards within their communities, and get people interested in helping to resolve them. By so doing, the department hopes to instil a sense of community ownership.Changing road user behaviourEqstra MD Murray Price said the campaign will consist of a range of road awareness campaigns designed to change road user behaviour for the better.“The problem is not about how good or bad drivers and pedestrians are; attitude is the problem. We have to educate our people about the importance of observing the rules of the road,” he said. “We can save lives by doing so.”Price pointed out that there is a task team which will identify accident hotspots across the country’s roads as the campaign spreads to other provinces.“We will be guided by the Department of Transport in identifying these places. From there we can evaluate the root cause of the problem.”He said Eqstra, as a fleet management and logistics company, has a responsibility to contribute to the reduction of road death statistics. Part of the campaign will include installing road signage and speed bumps, and patching potholes in line with the respective needs in every area.A golf tournament will be launched soon to raise funds in order to sustain the campaign.“It will be played annually until the 10-year period lapses,” he said.Adding to Price’s sentiments, the acting manager of RTMC, Collins Letsoalo, said road safety awareness campaigns run on an annual basis are already underway to support the Think Pedestrian campaign.One of the campaigns supported by the RTMC is Think Bike, an NGO run entirely by volunteers.Under the slogan Raising awareness, saving lives, it speaks for road users such as runners, walkers and bikers, and is aimed at encouraging motorists to be considerate and tolerant of two-wheeled road users.Dr Francis Kasolo, representing the UN, stated that South Africa is setting the pace in that it’s launched the campaign a year earlier than numerous other countries.“That shows the commitment of the government to road safety,” he said.
Upstage is a new mobile application for developers and designers which allows you to easily share iOS app mockups with other team members and external clients. The app has was originally developed as an internal collaboration tool by the folks over at Boxcar, the push notification provider for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch whose own mobile app is a perennial favorite here at ReadWriteWeb.With Upstage, now in public beta, any mobile developer or designer working on iOS applications has access to this tool for free.Why Upstage?According to Boxcar’s CEO Jonathan George, Upstage was built out of a real need iOS designers and developers have today. These team members are continually trying to keep track of ideas, screens and approved designs all in one place, and they need to make those easy to access from wherever they are. They also need to clearly and quickly communicate which designs have been approved for development and which are still in progress. Upstage makes all this possible.Previously, the team at Boxcar was using general purpose tools like Google Apps and 37Signals’ Basecamp product to communicate with each other. While both of those can be used as project management tools, it’s easy to lose important messages about design approvals in various message threads, said George. Something simpler was needed – a single-purpose app designed to address just this specific need. Tags:#apps#How To#mobile Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology sarah perez At Boxcar, the company believes in the “design before development” philosophy, so Upstage fits right in. The app makes it easy to communicate between teams, as the designers will sign-off on screens before the developers begin to implement the changes.It has also been used to present designs to its board for major upcoming product changes, says George.How to Use UpstageUsing the app is simple, too. To begin, you just create a project, name it, upload an image (like the logo) and select the project type (iPhone or iPad). After the project is set up, you can use the included file uploader to select an image from your computer and upload it as your first screen. The company has even gone so far as to provide a helpful list of design and development resources on its website, including an online cheat sheet of Apple interface sizes.For now, there is no charge for developers and designers interested in using this product, although the company may choose to charge for it in the future. In the meantime, says Scott Taylor, who created the app along with Jeff Boulet, they’re already working on several new, and much larger, features planned for a future release. No word on what those may be just yet.If you’re interested in trying Upstage yourself, just head over to the website and sign up for an account here.
An injured Hizbul Mujahideen militant was found in a Srinagar hospital and the owner of a car, used for the attack in Shopian, held on Friday. A police spokesman said the authorities came to know that the Hizb militant, Asif Ashraf, a resident of Shopian’s Krawoora, “has been admitted with a bullet injury at Srinagar’s SKIMS hospital.”“Preliminary investigation suggests he was injured in the incident at Ahgam on Thursday when militants from a car opened fire on an Army patrol. The police are investigating,” said the spokesman.
Australia’s Men’s and Women’s National Training Squads will take part in camps this weekend, in Sydney and Brisbane respectively, as they continue their preparation for the 2014 Trans Tasman Series. With less than 100 days to go until the Trans Tasman event, this weekend’s camps will be the squad’s first opportunity to train together in 2014 following their initial camps in late 2013.The squads have been working very hard and are extremely motivated to put in a strong performance in Mudgee following the 2-1 series loss against New Zealand in February 2013. Stay tuned to the Touch Football Australia social media pages over the weekend for all of the latest news from the camps:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au next week for camp diaries from members of the squads. Please visit the ‘2014 Trans Tasman Series’ section of the website under ‘Tournaments’ for more information about the event. Related LinksAustralian Camps
STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 7 : A general view of the stadium during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs November 7, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Horned Frogs 49-29. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Shane Illingworth, one of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the 2020 recruiting class, has announced his college commitment.The pro-style quarterback out of Norco, California announced his commitment on social media on Wednesday night.Illingworth has committed to Oklahoma State.“Committed to Oklahoma State University…. See you soon Stillwater!” he tweeted. Committed to Oklahoma State University…. See you soon Stillwater! #GoPokes #Cowboys pic.twitter.com/4PT9rNI5yK— Shane Illingworth (@shane_wayne0411) May 16, 2019Illingworth chose Oklahoma State over a number of major programs, including Arizona, Louisville and Arkansas, among others.The 6-foot-6 quarterback is ranked the No. 8 pro-style QB and the No. 194 overall player in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Oklahoma State’s 2020 class is ranked the No. 20 class in the country.