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Town Council cleans up dead fish in Essequibo Coast canal

first_imgMayor Rajendra Prabhulall; Deputy Mayor Rudolph Williams; Superintendent of Works, Brian Hercules; Environmental Health Officer Eashwin Persaud and Councillors at the clean-up exerciseThe Anna Regina Town Council on Wednesday led a clean-up exercise to remove all the dead fish from the canal between Richmond and La Belle Alliance, Essequibo Coast.The clean-up team included Mayor Rajendra Prabhulall and Deputy Mayor Rudolph Williams as well as Superintendent of Works, Brian Hercules; Environmental Health Officer Eashwin Persaud and several Councillors.A hole was dug and the dead fish buried, bringing much relief to nearby residents who were complaining about the stench.Meanwhile, staff from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Georgetown office also visited the area and took samples of the water to conduct the necessary tests.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder had revealed that the fish most likely died as a result of lack of oxygen in the water, which could have been caused by low water levels, owing to the prolonged dry season.The hole that was dug to bury the dead fishlast_img read more

Footballer remanded on robbery charge

first_imgA footballer, who was remanded to prison on a new robbery charge, one day after he was posted $900,000 bail for nine counts of armed robberies, was on Tuesday released on $600,000 bail at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Omalo WilliamsTwenty-seven-year-old Omalo Williams of Lot 83 Leopold Street, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.The first charge against Williams stated that on May 25, 2019 at Smyth and Leopold Streets, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Odwin Lowenfield of a phone valued at $81,000 and $25,000 in cash.It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he robbed Latoya Lowenfield of one phone valued at $170,000.Prosecutor Adduni Innis objected to bail, stating that while the defendant was out on bail for nine robbery charges, he committed the new offence. The Prosecutor added that the defendant was released from prison in May after spending 11 months on remand for armed robberies.The man’s attorney, during his bail application, told the Court that his client is not a flight risk and, therefore, bail should be granted in a reasonable sum. He further stated that his client is willing to comply with any bail conditions that the Court sets.After listening to submissions, Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus granted the defendant $600,000 bail and the case will continue on July 8. As a condition for bail, Williams would have to report to the Brickdam Police Station every Friday until the case concludes.Williams had previously appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for a series of armed robberies committed in the Leopold Street, Georgetown area. He had denied all the charges and was granted $900,000 bail.last_img read more


first_imgThe Survivors Choir performing at the launch of the Donegal Relay For Life 2016. Photo Clive WassonThis year’s “Relay For Life Donegal” takes place at the LYIT on 4th & 5th June 2016 and is now open for Team entries. Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that brings the whole community together to Celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, Remember those lost to the disease and Fight Back by increasing knowledge and awareness of cancer.The event is now in it’s fifth year and the people of Donegal have really taken the event to heart. So many families in the county have been affected by cancer in one way or another and this event allows everyone to come together as a community and to support one another in their personal journey. And ultimately, to hopefully one day, find a cure.Last year €213,202 was spent in Donegal by the Irish Cancer Society and Relay for Life Donegal plays an important role in helping to fund these vital Irish Cancer Society services here in the county. But the Relay for Life event is not just about raising money but is also heavily focused towards education and awareness.Two of the county’s Secondary schools, the Loreto in Letterkenny, and Mulroy College in Milford, have got involved in helping to promote awareness through student initiatives with their TY Students and it is planned to bring this initiative to other schools in the county shortly.We are now open for Team Entries for this year’s event and anyone interested in taking part can contact any of the committee or by emailing “” or phone Seamus on (087)2482775. So join us at the LYIT on the 4th & 5th of June and let’s make this year’s event one to remember!DONEGAL’S RELAY FOR LIFE NOW OPEN FOR TEAM ENTRIES was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 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:2016donegalRelay for LifeTeamslast_img read more

Sky’s the limit at AirFest

first_imgVAN NUYS – Steve Cowell bought a faded WWII aircraft trainer without knowing the rich racial history under its aluminum skin. The North American AT-6 Texan turned out to be the last authentic Tuskegee Airmen trainer to prepare black pilots for battle. Now fully restored in Tuskegee trim, Cowell has dubbed it Double Vee – for double victory. “They were fighting a double battle – the battle against the Axis powers abroad and a battle against prejudice at home,” said Cowell, 54, a Van Nuys native now living in Greenwood Village, Colo. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“This plane is truly an inspiration.” Cowell’s warbird will be one of 50 rare historic aircraft on display Sunday at the Rockin’ AirFest 2006 at Van Nuys Airport. The free event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature bands, the Budweiser Clydesdales, airfield tours, aero exhibits, skydiving demonstrations and numerous flyovers – including an F-22 Raptor, the world’s most advanced fighter jet. Airport officials say this Rockin’ AirFest will be even better than last year’s celebration of aviation history. “We have more static displays than last year and more than 50 historic aircraft from world-famous flying museums from all over the United States,” said Van Nuys Airport spokeswoman Stacy Geere. “We’re very excited to offer the public the opportunity to see rare aircraft on the ground and the most advanced fighters in the air.” Opening ceremonies commence at 9:30 a.m. with an award presentation by the Commemorative Air Force’s Southern California Wing and remarks by Councilman Tony Cardenas and other officials. The Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team will parachute over Van Nuys Airport, with 10 women flying a 50-foot, 70-pound American flag. The F-22 Raptor, the world’s only fifth-generation fighter jet, will make its first flyover in Los Angeles at 1 p.m. with an AV-8B Harrier. Flyovers will also be made at 3 p.m. by a U.S. Navy Legacy Flight featuring an F/A-18 Hornet and a Korean War vintage FG-1D Corsair. Ground aircraft will include the nation’s only flying Curtiss SB2C Helldiver and Lockheed “Connie” Super Constellation. A B-25J Mitchell bomber, veteran of Gen. Doolittle’s historic Tokyo raid, and a B-17 Flying Fortress will also be on the tarmac. Bands will include the rock ‘n’ roll of Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries, Motown hits from Klass I, the Jay Bolan Band and Sol de Alegria playing Latin and rumba flamenco tunes. Free shuttle service will ferry fans from offsite parking lots, with disabled parking available at the airport. “I think it’s one of the best events in the Valley,” said Coby King, chairman of the Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council. “I wouldn’t miss it for the world.” Cowell, a mortgage broker and former airline pilot who attended Gledhill Elementary, said he bought his AT-6 10 years ago from an estate sale in Minnesota intending to joyride the 600-horsepower, radial engine-plane. Only after discovering it was a rare Tuskegee Airmen aerial combat and gunnery trainer did he embark on a costly three-year restoration. “I invested everything I had and more to restore the plane back to way it was for the Tuskegee Airmen,” he said of his silver bird. “I really am excited to come back to the Valley. “I feel in a sense that I’m coming back home.” For more information about Rockin’ AirFest 2006, call (866) 869-3976, or visit (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgGlenswilly 3-9 – Malin 1-8This passage f play highlights the tough conditions at Glenswilly today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.A commanding second-half display saw Glenswilly surge away from a gutsy Malin side to reach the quarter final of the senior championship at Foxhall.In truth this game should perhaps not have gone ahead, such were the conditions due to heavy rain. Indeed the throw-in was put back by half an hour to allow groundsmen attempt to drain off surface water.There was also a minutes clapping in memory of Glenswilly stalwart and club president Finbarr Glackin whose funeral took place just hours before the throw-in.When the action did eventually get underway, the 500 or so strong crowd still questioned the wiseness of pressing ahead with the game.The surface did not lend itself to any kind of flowing football but both teams, to their credit, did attempt to create decent passages of play. Michael Murphy tris to break through the Malin defence. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Glenswilly were without Ciaran Bonner who failed to shake off an earlier injury.It was Malin who went two points ahead in the first fifteen minutes through Matthew Byrne with Gary McFadden, Michael Murphy and Caolan Kelly all missing the target early on for Glenswilly.Indeed it wasn’t until the 18th minute that Glen finally opened their account through Copper McFadden who had a fine game throughout.The home side struck again a couple of minutes later and this time it was a good build up which eventually saw Donegal star Neil Gallagher palm the ball into the back of the Malin net to make it 1-1 to 0-2.Malin ticked of another couple of points while Caolan Kelly and Gary McFadden struck again for Glen to leave the half-time score 1-3 to 0-4. Malin go on the attack.Glenswilly emerged a very different team in the second half and that wasn’t just because they had changed their jerseys.Murphy dropped back into a deeper role allowing allowing the likes of Darren McGinley to go on penetrating runs.The Donegal captain’s place-kicking wasn’t half-bad either considering the poor underfoot conditions as he pointed a couple of his now trademark free-kicks.Glen ended the game as a contest just a few minutes into the restart when a all-worked move started by Murphy resulted in Oisin Crawford finishing off the move to make it 2-4 to 0-4. Matthew Byrne managed to eventually poke the ball home for Malin from close range after a game of ping pong in the Glenswilly goal area to leave it 2-6 to 1-5.Although it was difficult to sense a full Malin revival, Glen put the lights out of the Inishowen team with the next attack of the game and again the conditions played a part.The ball slips away from both the Glenswilly and Malin players.The Malin goalkeeper managed to keep out a dropping ball but couldn’t hold it and it eventually fell to Darren McGinley who slid the ball home from close range to make it 3-6 to 1-6.Both sides swapped points after that but it was Glenswilly who had one finger on cruise control.Liam ‘Baker’ Bradley can have no real complaints about the result which saw Glenswlly, spurred on by that man Murphy again, book their place in the latter stages of the championship on again.Finbarr Glackin would have been proud.Glenswilly: Philip O’Donnell; Ruairi Crawford, Eamonn Ward, Joe Gibbons; Oisin Crawford (1-0), Aidan McDevitt, Cormac Callaghan; Neil Gallagher (1-0), Cathal Gallagher (0-1); Caolan Kelly (0-2), Gary McFadden (0-2), Brian Farrelly; Darren McGinley (1-2), Michael Murphy (0-2, 1f), Kealan McFadden. Subs: Leon Kelly for K.McFadden (48), Paul O’Brien for O.Crawford (51), Gerard McGrenra for McGinley (60).Malin: Darragh McLaughlin; Michael McLaughlin, Damien Harkin, Gary Farren; Stephen McLaughlin, Declan Walsh, Charlie Byrne; Anthony Kelly (0-2, 2f), Seamus Houghton (0-1); Christy McLaughlin, Seamus Doherty, Dan McDaid (0-1); Brendan McLaughlin, Matthew Byrne (1-4, 4f), Paul McLaughlin. Subs: Terence Doherty, John G McLaughlin and Daniel Mullarkey for B.McLaughlin, Houghton and M.Byrne (55).Referee: Mark Dorrian (Gaeil Fhánada).DONEGAL SFC: GLENSWILLY PRESS CRUISE CONTROL WITH COMMANDING SECOND HALF DISPLAY was last modified: August 24th, 2015 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:donegalglenswillyMalinlast_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 4

first_img Yet to play a single minute in the Premier League this season, he’s now dropped £0.3m in value. If you haven’t got rid of him, now is the time, or you will be losing even more money. possible standings 11 BEST OF How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener highlights In: Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) – £5.6m  Another game, another disappointing cameo. Sane managed just 13 minutes against Wolverhampton Wanderers, despite City only drawing with the newly promoted side. Sell, sell, sell. 11 In: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – £5.5m  Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack RANKED Latest Football News In: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) – £6.6m Clearly unlikely to complete 90 minutes of football right now, despite two goals in two games, he’s now facing a tough run of fixtures. The Austrian could struggle against Wolves, Everton, Chelsea, Man United, Brighton, and Tottenham – taking him to the end of October. 11 11 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more What if we told you, you can save £0.7m and get yourself a starter from the same team? Well, Laporte is there and currently owned by less than three per cent of the managers in the games. He also showed his aerial prowess against Wolves with his equaliser. 11 In: Theo Walcott (Everton) – £6.7m  11 impact MONEY Depending on your current situation, you may need to transfer the Brazilian out as he finished off the final two games of his three-match ban for headbutting Adam Smith last weekend. Some managers may want to sell, but others, if you’re in a good spot may want to keep him. 11 Another week, another big decision in the Fantasy Premier League transfer market. Out: Richarlison (Everton) – £6.7m The Toffees have been mixed so far but the ex-Arsenal speedster is looking pretty handy with 22 points in three games, thanks to two goals and an assist. He also got three bonus points against Southampton so may be the perfect solution with games against Huddersfield and West Ham coming up. Out: Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) – £6.4m Out: Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City) – £6.2m  Out: Leroy Sane (Manchester City) – £9.3m silverware 11 11 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The first three weeks of the Fantasy Premier League season have certainly been intriguing with many superstars failing to get big points hauls.This means transfers have been flying around all over the place as the shakedown begins and there has been been a lot of movement in prices too. smart causal Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 11 If you can stretch to it, Mane is the perfect remedy after losing Sane. He’s scored three already, got five bonus points, and kept a clean sheet in each game, giving him another three points. Not bad going and reason enough for his £0.4m price rise. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 11 Whether you’re forced into alterations by injuries and suspensions or you just fancy changing things up, we’ve got some perfect solutions for you.For’s Fantasy Premier League tips scroll down. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions In: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – £9.9m  Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The English wonderkid has been fairly quiet since his arrival in the Premier League, despite an assist against Tottenham. Managers are clearly panicking as his price is already dropping. We tipped him up as a bargain before the season started and he’s proving us right, we’re happy to say. He’s got three goals in his last two games and got three bonus points against Burnley. Brighton should watch out, and while a match with Man City is impending he isn’t quite as much of a risk given his role as a cheap striker. Out: Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) – £7.0m One of the best performing players of the season so far, Fraser has been superb for the Cherries. He’s playing alongside David Brooks and Josh King behind Callum Wilson and has 19 points already, including four bonus points.last_img read more


first_imgWell-known doctor Charlie McManus might not strike many as being a fashion-conscious king of the catwalk.But the Letterkenny General Hospital medic is a man on a mission.Dr.McManus, who is also team doctor for the Donegal Senior GAA team, is organising a fashion show – albeit one with a difference! The show, which is in aid of the Neo Natal Unit in Altnagelvin, the maternity ward in Letterkenny General and the Donegal Football Team Training Fund, takes place on June 3rd at 8pm.Charlie Collins of Highland Radio will be compere for the event at the Mount Errigal Hotel.Members of the hospital staff, local celebrities and the Donegal Team will be your models!There will be variety acts and a live music disco to end what will hopefully be a great night. We hope Donegal people, through either their association with the hospital or through their love of all things GAA will support this fun night out, and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible,” said Dr McManus.The towering doctor has even refused out speculation that he may don a little black number himself on the night!!   DR CHARLIE AND HIS PLANS FOR A FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA! was last modified: May 15th, 2012 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:donegalDr Charlie McManusGAAlast_img read more

Drake Rowing Adds Six High School Student-Athletes for 2018-19

first_imgThe final member of the class is local product, Smith, from Dowling Catholic who is a member of the Des Moines Rowing Club. She was a two-year letterwinner for the Maroons’ softball team. Smith’s parents, Pat and Sue, each graduated from Drake. Cook-Burton attends Bishop Lynch High School and is a member of the Dallas United Crew Club. She helped her club’s lightweight 8 and 4 boats finish first at the 2017 Texas Rowing Championship. Her mother, Audrey, is a Drake graduate. “Matt Baldino is Jacqueline’s coach and he does a great job of preparing his athletes for college,” DiSilvestro said. “I am so impressed with her quiet work ethic. She is not vocal in her leadership but works incredibly hard. Jacqueline will be a very strong addition to our team.” “Meghan comes from Sebastian and is another high-energy rower,” DiSilvestro said. “We got to know her team through our winter training camp down there. The way their team prepares their athletes is really good for college rowing. I love Meghan’s toughness and am excited to have her join the team.” “Grace is our first-ever recruit to come from Texas,” DiSilvestro said. “She is high energy and you can’t spend five minutes with her without being excited. I love having athletes with that level of energy. It is infectious and Grace will be a great addition to our team.” “Kate rows for Roger Huffman and Roger trains his athletes like they’re already in college,” DiSilvestro said. “So, they’re ready right away for the work load. What really impressed me was her maturity during the recruiting process. Kate is very organized, and knew what she wanted academically and with the team. She will be a great addition.” Bigus attends Loyola Academy and is a member of its rowing team. She helped Loyola’s 1st varsity 8 boat claim third place at the prestigious Scholastic Rowing Association Championship of America National Championship last spring. Bigus was a member of several of the academy’s varsity 8 boats that won races at the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship the past two years. Faria attends Sebastian River High School and is a member of its rowing team. She is a four-year letterwinner in golf and rowing. On the water, Faria has helped the Great White Sharks win several races. Froeschner attends Iowa City High School and rows for the Hawkeye Community Rowing Club. She is a four-year member of the Little Hawks’ swimming team. Johnson attends Homestead High School and is a member of the Milwaukee Rowing Club. She chose Drake for the endless opportunities offered by academics and athletics. “Clara is our first Iowa City recruit,” DiSilvestro said. “Her club isn’t a big club but with her work ethic that her coaches shared with me and her love of our sport were things that I knew would be great additions to our team.” “Maddie is our first Des Moines Rowing Club recruit,” DiSilvestro said. “I have been able to watch her quite a bit out on the river with the club. I really respect her decision to stay close to home and it will allow her parents to watch her rowing experience up close. I have gotten to know her family and know they will be a great addition to our rowing family.” Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University rowing team has added JacquelineBigus (Chicago, Ill.), Grace Cook-Burton (Dallas, Texas), Megan Faria (Vero Beach, Fla.), Clara Froeschner (Iowa City, Iowa), Kate Johnson (Mequon, Wis.) and Maddie Smith (Des Moines, Iowa) for the 2018-19 season, head coach Charlie DiSilvestro announced Friday, Dec. 7.last_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY Blaze U-18s boys team fell short in their bid to win a first All-Ireland basketball title.The Co Donegal side – with twins Cian and Tagh Hickey leading the charge – gave Dubliners Templeogue a real battle in the national final in the capital today.Roared on by a huge fan base the Letterkenny boys did their best, staying in touch throughout – going into the second and third quarters just two scores behind. But they found Templeogue’s Sean Flood in stunning form, scoring 30 of his side’s 57 points and the Dubliner’s finally won by nine points.So it’s a silver medal for Letterkenny Blaze.But the boys can travel home to Donegal with their head held high.The final score was Templeogue 57, LK Blaze, 48.  BRAVE BLAZE BOYS FALL SHORT IN FINAL THRILLER was last modified: January 25th, 2014 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe Malin Head dolphins have become famous in their own right with spectacular displays off the Inishowen coastline.But cameraman Paul McMenamin has gone one step further and captured the amazing creatures using a drone. Simply click n the video to see the amazing footage.    DDTV: SEE DONEGAL DOLPHINS WITH A DRONE’S EYE VIEW! was last modified: August 24th, 2015 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:dolphinsdonegaldroneMalin Headlast_img read more

Pan South African Language Board

first_imgThe Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) promotes multilingualism in South Africa by fostering the development of all 11 official languages, while encouraging the use of the many other languages spoken in the country.Linguistic human rights and advocacyPanSALB is mandated by law to investigate complaints about language rights violations from any individual, organisation or institution.PanSALB conducts hearings at which complainants and respondents are present, and depending on its findings may recommend steps to be taken by the department or institution concerned.In May 2004, PanSALB launched a campaign to raise the public’s awareness of their right to be served in their own language at government institutions.Speaking at the launch of the campaign in Pretoria, PanSALB chief executive Cynthia Marivate said the public should complain to PanSALB if public servants refused to serve them in their language.“This is not only limited to written information”, Marivate said. “Even verbal information should be communicated through the language citizens best understand.”She said it was the responsibility of government to get interpreters of all official languages at its key delivery service points.Language policy and lawPanSALB worked closely with the Department of Arts and Culture on its national policy for language use in government in higher education, launched in 2003, as well as on the South African Languages Bill and a number of initiatives to ensure that South Africa has the human resources needed to implement the Bill when it becomes law.These initiatives, announced in March 2004, include a government bursary scheme for postgraduate studies in language, interpreting and translation, and the setting up of language research and development centres to focus on nine of SA’s 11 indigenous languages: seSotho sa Lebowa, seSotho, seTswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, isiNdebele, isiXhosa and isiZulu.Lexicography and terminology developmentAnother of PanSALB’s focus areas is that of lexicography and terminology development.Nine National Lexicography Units were registered in 2001, their task being to compile monolingual explanatory dictionaries and other products to help with language development.The Afrikaans, English, isiZulu, and isiXhosa units have published a number of volumes of their monolingual dictionaries.The Tshivenda Lexicography Unit, based at the University of Venda, launched the world’s first Tshivenda dictionary in July 2004, and said it expected to publish the final draft in 2006 or 2007.The lexicography units are based at tertiary institutions throughout South Africa. Each unit is managed by a board of directors and registered as a Section 21 (not-for-profit) company, which allows the unit autonomy to raise funds to carry on its work.Electronic translationPanSALB has also established an electronic translation programme in conjunction with Afrilingo, a company that has translated English computer programmes into isiZulu, isiXhosa, seTswana, Sesotho and Afrikaans.Afrilingo marketing and programme developer Thami Olivier said in May 2004 that the programme had been introduced at the Motheo and Mangaung district municipalities in the Free State, and that Afrilingo was working on translations into the five other South African languages.“By typing a word, you will get its translation in your preferred language, and when you click the volume icon box you will hear how it is pronounced”, Olivier said.“Our aim is to break down language barriers”, he said, adding that copies of the programme had been distributed to South Africa’s embassies in the United States.“This helps tourists to know the basics of language before they arrive in South Africa.”Khoi and San National Language BodyThis body was established in 1999 to promote and develop the Khoi and San languages. The body has been conducting surveys in communities where the Khoi and San languages are spoken, in order to record and standardise terminology.The Khoi and San languages were spoken by the earlier inhabitants of the southern part of Africa.Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic CommunitiesThe commission’s main purpose is to promote respect for the rights and interests of South Africa’s various cultural, religious and linguistic communities.The 17-member commission has the power to:Monitor, investigate, research, educate, lobby, advise and report on any issue concerning the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities.Facilitate the resolution of conflicts or friction between any such community and an organ of state.Receive and deal with complaints and requests by cultural, religious or linguistic communities.Convene a yearly national conference of delegates from the various religious, cultural and linguistic communities and governmental and non-governmental role players.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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first_imgMONDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2019MINISTER IN THE PRESIDENCY WELCOMES NEWLY APPOINTED BRAND-SA BOARD OF TRUSTEESThe Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu and Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Ms Thembi Siweya welcomed the newly appointed Board of Trustees of Brand South Africa as appointed by the President, in terms of the Trust Deed of the Brand South Africa Trust, at the Union Buildings today.The Board is appointed for a period of three years, effective from 13 November 2019 to lead and oversee the work of Brand SA in developing and implementing proactive and co-ordinated marketing, communication and reputation management strategies for South Africa.The Board consists of persons who, viewed collectively, possess knowledge and expertise in marketing, communications, tourism, investment promotion, research and development, law, risk management, finance, corporate governance, leadership, community development, business management, academics and reputation management. The newly appointed Board of Trustees are:1.      Ms Thandi Tobias – Chairperson of the Board2.      Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng – Deputy Chairperson3.      Ms Loretta Jacobus;4.      Prof Yiva Rodny-Gumede;5.      Ms Rachel Kalidass;6.      Ms Muditambi Ravele;7.      Dr Stavros Nicolaou;8.      Mr Mlungisi Johnson;9.      Mr Bushang Modipane;10.  Mr Johannes Sebulela;11.  Ms Tebogo Mamorobela;12.  Ms Sisanda Bukeka Nkoala; and13.  Mr Andrew Madella.In welcoming the Board, Minister Mthembu reaffirmed the confidence Government has in the collective skills, wisdom and experience of the Board of Trustees in repositioning our National Brand for local and foreign direct investment, tourism and trade in order to achieve greater global competitiveness.The Minister also emphasized the need for ethical leadership. “Brand South Africa should be exemplary in applying the principles of good corporate governance. It should be a shining example in this regard. It is with that example, that Brand SA “#ThumaMina” programmes like “Play Your Part” will bring confidence back into the brand South Africa” he said.The Minister further stated that the Board needs to focus on bringing about stability at the entity, chief among which is dealing with leadership and management challenges, fill vacancies, an urgent need to address staff morale in order to bring stability in the organisation. “More focus is needed in improving corporate governance, compliance with the relevant laws and ensuring that the financial results improve. We need to be exemplary and achieve a clean audit”, he added.Media enquiries: Nonceba Mhlauli, Spokesperson to the Minister in the Presidency on  0726233462/ by: The Minister in the Presidencylast_img read more

Social Selling In the Wrong Order

first_imgBefore the social tools were available, researching the contacts within your dream client’s company was a difficult task. To find information, you had to review the business section of the newspaper and the local business journal. Technology has changed the value and availability of information, and there is no reason that you should not research your prospective clients. In fact, you can build quite a dossier with little effort.After research, much of the advice on social begins with a premise that isn’t very helpful and prevents salespeople from producing better prospecting results. That premise is that any attempt to communicate over the phone or face to face must be initiated only after you have developed an online engagement of some sort. This is incorrect, as are many ideas that suggest mutual exclusivity.Wait Not, Want NotWaiting isn’t a sales strategy. It is too passive. Baiting the hook and waiting is a strategy for fisherman.Believing that you have no right to ask for an appointment without having first developed a relationship online is riddled with problems.First, it demonstrates a lack of confidence, an inability to create value. If you believe what you sell will change your dream client’s results, you should be anxious to share it with them. Why would you wait?Second, while you are waiting for relationships to blossom on the social channels, another salesperson can very easily pick up the phone and schedule an appointment with your dream client.Third, if you are pursuing someone’s business, there is no reason that they should have no awareness of that fact. You are supposed to be developing a preference for you, your company, and your offering.Starting PointsThere isn’t a single place or medium from which to open a relationship. You can just easily start with a referral, an email, or a phone call. There is also no single place from which you must begin nurturing a relationship or becoming known as a value creator.So why not begin the process of being known and being known as someone with ideas–who also believes deeply that they have ideas worth their dreams client’s time–with a phone call? There is nothing about making a phone call and requesting an appointment that prevents you from also connecting on LinkedIn and sharing your insights on other social channels.By calling first (or early), you make it known that you have ideas worth your dream client’s time. You avoid the slow, painful creep of poor results that passivity breeds, as well as the competitive losses to someone who did what was necessary to be in front of an opportunity.Good things don’t come to those who wait. Good things come to those who take action and persist over long periods of time.last_img read more

Indian woman pacer Snehal Pradhan reported for suspect action

first_imgIndian women’s cricket team’s medium pacer Snehal Pradhan has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action after the first one-dayer against England in Derby. Pradhan was reported by on field umpires Jeff Evans and Graham Lloyd.  Pradhan now has to submit herself to independent analysis and take remedial action if her action is deemed illegal.  However, she is free to continue bowling until the receiapt of the report of the independent analysis by the BCCI.  The 25-year-old has played six ODIs, taking five wickets. Pradhan has six Twenty20 scalps to her credit in four matches.last_img read more


first_imgAbout LeEco:About LeEco:LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering Internet and technology company with multiple Internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,000 people and is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.With “Complete Ecosystem, Groundbreaking Technologies, and Disruptive Pricing” as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in a myriad of businesses, spanning from Internet-based Super TV and Superphones, video production and distribution, smart devices/accessories and large-screen applications, to e-commerce and even connected super-electric cars. The company also features one of the worlds largest content libraries, comprising of movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be conveniently viewed on LeEco products, including the Superphones, Super TVs, and in the near future, Le Autos. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices. Media Contact: Nitin Kinger +91-9769988304 LeEco India Source: Le Ecosystem Technology India Pvt. Ltd. PRNewswire JSRlast_img read more

Rays Settle Down, Beat Yanks, 4-2

first_imgST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay appeared to be headed for another loss to the New York Yankees when the first five batters reached against Rays starter Chris Archer.Archer, though, settled down and Rays fought back to get their second victory in eight games with the Yankees this season.Evan Longoria hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly during a two-run eighth inning and the Rays rallied late to beat the Yankees 4-2 on Tuesday night.“The way the game started I don’t know if we saw an ending like that,” Rays Manager Kevin Cash said. “It’s a credit to Arch, keeping his cool, keeping us right there in the ballgame. Extremely impressive outing.”Archer gave up two runs and seven hits in seven innings. He retired 15 of 16 over his final five innings.The Yankees loaded the bases with no outs in the first, but scored just twice on consecutive RBI singles by Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.“Honestly not thinking about the situation,” Archer said. “Just thinking about executing my pitches. I just stayed in the present moment and was able to work through that first.”Archer got key help from catcher Rene Rivera, who threw out both Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner attempting to steal second base during the second.Kevin Kiermaier drew a one-out walk in the eighth from Nathan Eovaldi (3-1) and went to third on Steven Souza Jr.’s single. Dellin Betances entered and gave up Longoria’s sac fly. Souza scored on Betances’ wild pitch to make it 4-2.“Dellin wasn’t fully rested, and I was trying to stay away from using him but we got in a situation where we needed a strikeout and that’s why I put him in,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.Tampa Bay tied it at 2 on David DeJesus’ two-run single in the seventh. Kevin Jepsen (1-2) pitched a scoreless eighth before Brad Boxberger got the final three outs for his ninth save.Eovaldi gave up four runs and six hits over 7 1-3 innings. Ellsbury went 2-for-3 against Archer, and has 12 hits in 18 at-bats off him.Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-3 with a walk. A-Rod still has reached base safely in 12 of 23 plate appearances this year in five road games against the Rays, with three homers, five RBIs and eight runs scored.The announced attendance was 10,417, which marks the second straight day that the turnout was the lowest for a Rays’ home game against the Yankees. The May 11 series opening crowd was 10,619.(MARK DIDTLER)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more