GAWL launches oil themed essay competition

first_imgIn light of the ongoing fuss surrounding the growing oil and gas sector, the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) has seen it fit to host an essay completion for secondary school students with the theme being ‘The Reality of the Oil and Gas Industry in Guyana’.The competition will be divided into three categories; Forms 1-3, Forms 4-5 and Lower and Upper 6th Form. Each category will have its own sub-topic.Forms 1-3 will discuss ‘The oil industry in Guyana is a new one coming with only great advantages for the Guyanese people’, while Forms 4-5 will write on ‘Guyana faces potential environmental risks being exposed to offshore explorations therefore plans and policies/strategies for emergency situations must be put in place. Lastly the Lower and Upper 6th forms will discuss ‘The presence of international oil companies in third world countries contributes to accelerated economic development without the need for stringent legal protective measures which would hinder much needed foreign investment and increased national revenue.’Students are not required to attach their names to their essay; however, they will need an acknowledgement slip signed by the Headmistress of their respectiveAttorneys Shellon Boyce, Beverly Bishop-Cheddi and Chandrawattie Persaud addressing GAWL’s press briefingschools. The essay has a 1500-2000 word limitation and entry forms can be uplifted at The Equity Chambers on Robb Street, Georgetown. The deadline is slated for April 13 and winners will be awarded trophies, books and electronics.The introduction of this essay competition is what leads to inquiries of the GAWL’s plans relating to women’s participation in the oil and gas sector.While noting that no individual focus will be placed on women’s involvement as yet, Attorney Chandrawattie Persaud disclosed that the Bar Association of Guyana is planning a discourse on the lucrative sector to assess oil and gas issues relative to the legal profession. This event will be held on Friday March 9 and Saturday March 10.“No, we do not believe that the duplication of the activity (for women only) is necessary at this time,” she stated. However, Persaud noted that the Association hosts ‘continuing legal education’ and this will be the-go forum for when issues facing women in that sector need to be addressed.The GAWL also took the opportunity to extend International Women’s Day greetings to all Guyanese women. The statement prepared by the body’s President, Ramon Rookhum, noted that while it is a privilege to have such a celebration in women’s honour, there is still a lot that has to be done to ensure equality and safety of our women. “While we acknowledge that training is undertake and there is continued commitment to provide safe spaces for women to make reports of abuse at stations, there is still insufficiently serious action taken by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to provide victim support,” they stated.In their statement, the GAWL has committed to continue collaborations with governmental organisations and other agencies in order to provide bring justice for women and children across the country.last_img read more

Pacesetters strike down Eagles

first_imgAction continued in the Rainforest Water/Malta Supreme/Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Tournament on Saturday evening at the Burnham Hard Court, where Pacesetters reigned supreme.The opening match of the night saw Pacesetters destroy Eagles 73-59 in their second division showdown. Pacesetters led 15-9 at the end of the first quarter, then went on to command the match in the second and third quarters before vanquishing the Eagles in the fourth quarter.Pacesetters’ Mark Rose (17), Troy David (14) and Zion Gray (14) each played a major role in the victory; Eagles’ Sherland Gillis was the only person to meet double figures for the losing side, with 19.In the second match, Pacesetters again clashed with the Eagles, but with the Eagles looking to get revenge for their fellow teammates, they ended up suffering the same fate, narrowly losing to Pacesetters 78-73.The Pacesetters lost the first round 16-11, but returned to claim the second quarter 22-12. After that, it was a tug-of-war, but the Eagles swooped in and won the third quarter 26-19. However, the more experienced side played well in the final quarter to again prevail over their adversaries.Leading in scoring for the Pacesetters were Dave Causeway (24), Michael Turner (13) and Travis Williams (12). The only substantial scorer for the Eagles was Travis Belgrave, who had 25 points, the most for the night. He was supported by Mark Richards (16) and Ryan Gullen (12).The action will continue this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at the same venue. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img read more


first_imgFishing of Native Oysters in Lough Foyle is to be banned in an attempt to halt the decline of the species in the Lough.The decision covers an area where Irish Water and Donegal County Council wants to pump treated sewage from a site outside Moville.The Loughs Agency has said as part of its “precautionary fishery management approach” it planned to close the fishery before 100% of oysters over 80 mm were “fished out.” The Agency said it planned to leave approximately 30% of the oysters over that size in the Lough.A spokesperson said it was hoped these oysters would breed successfully and would help to rebuild the population.The spokesperson explained there was a minimum size at which oysters can be legally fished and in Lough Foyle this was 80 mm.Oysters below this size are considered too small and must not be landed. The estimated biomass for 2014 of 280 tonnes includes oysters which can be legally fished as well as those considered too small.This means that, in fact, the estimated biomass of oysters which are available to the fishery for the 2014/15 season is just 130 – 160 tonnes.The spokesperson added: “The Agency hopes that by putting in place a fishery closure it will be able to conserve the native oyster in Lough Foyle for future seasons.”The spokesperson said Native Oyster numbers had been declining dramatically since the mid 1900s across most of the areas in Europe where the species is naturally found.The reduction in numbers, the spokesperson added, was mostly due to “intense fishing pressure” and as a result of disease such as Bonamia which is present in the oyster stock in Lough Foyle, poor habitat quality, invasive non native species and changes in environmental conditions. The spokesperson added: “The decline of the Native Oyster in Europe has been so significant that the species has been listed by OSPAR as a threatened and/or declining species.”The Loughs Agency has been regulating the Lough Foyle Native Oyster Fishery since September 2008.At present  approximately 50-60 fishermen are licensed to fish for Native Oysters in Lough Foyle annually.The fishery has landed approximately 100-220 tonnes of oysters during the fishing season since 2008. LOUGHS AGENCY SHUTS DOWN LOUGH FOYLE FISHERY TO PROTECT NATIVE OYSTER STOCKS was last modified: October 8th, 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)Tags:donegalLoughs Agencymovilleoysterslast_img read more

Grant to house 854 local families

first_img Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Judy Nevis, acting director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, said the grants are awarded on a competitive basis, with an eye to projects that are financially feasible and meet state housing objectives. Some geographic consideration is given to areas of high demand. McPeak announced the awards Friday at Tierra Del Sol, a $53 million affordable-housing complex founded by the nonprofit company New Economics for Women that includes 119 apartments with one to five bedrooms, a Los Angeles Unified School District charter school, NEW Academy Canoga Park, and a planned community center. The state housing department provided $6.3 million for the apartment complex in 2003, and was one of six funding sources, said Bea Stotzer, president of the board for New Economics for Women. “You can’t do affordable housing for working-class families without that kind of help,” she said. “We have families who make $30,000 to $40,000 a year who can’t afford an apartment in Los Angeles because of their child-care costs and other expenses,” Stotzer said, noting that one family of six was sleeping on the floor of a studio apartment in Canoga Park before moving to Tierra Del Sol. CANOGA PARK – More than $45 million in affordable-housing grants were awarded Friday to provide homes for 854 families in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino counties. The grants are part of a $181.7 million package divided among 28 counties statewide – the largest distribution ever – and part of the $2.1 billion Proposition 46 bond that voters approved in November 2002. “In order to be self-sufficient, you have to have a home in which you can feel safe,” Sunne Wright McPeak, secretary of the state’s Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, said at a news conference. “Families will become self-sufficient for their children, who will lead California into the future.” Among the $12.3 million in projects slated for Los Angeles is $3.3 million for Decro Corp.’s 51-unit Osborne Gardens in Pacoima and $7.2 million to the Skid Row Housing Trust to develop the 115-unit Abbey Apartments. In addition, Habitat for Humanity of Los Angeles got $250,000 for five homes; the city of Los Angeles received $750,000 for 11 homes; and Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services got $750,000 for 19 homes. last_img read more

Around our schools

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2La Habra student named Merit scholar WHITTIER – Whittier resident Margaret Taylor, who attends Sonora High in La Habra, was named among 2,400 winners nationwide of Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. Taylor, who will likely pursue biology research, received her scholarship from Carleton College, a small college in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The National Merit Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. NORWALK – Cerritos College student Tammy Lee of La Habra has been awarded a $1,000 Yamaha Music Scholarship by the Yamaha Corporation of America. Lee began playing flute at the age of eight, playing in her elementary school band and taking private lessons. Soon after arriving at Cerritos College, she won first prize at the Long Beach Mozart Festival Concerto Competition. In January she performed a Mozart flute concerto with the Long Beach Mozart Festival Orchestra. Lee has also been accepted to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the only accredited, private major conservatory of its kind on the West Coast, with one of the most competitive flute programs in the nation. More than 1.3 million juniors in nearly 21,000 U.S. high schools entered the scholarship competition when they took the 2004 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Last fall, some 16,000 semifinalists were named on a state representational basis, in numbers proportional to each state’s percentage of the nation’s high school graduating seniors. Semifinalists were the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represented less than 1 percent of a state’s seniors. Each finalist presented an outstanding academic record; was endorsed and recommended by the school principal; earned SAT scores that confirmed the qualifying test performance; and provided an essay describing activities, interests, and goals. Students place at top of competition WHITTIER – Two local middle-schoolers placed among the top three in their grade levels in this year’s AVID Write-Off competition,organized by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Local winners were Lake Center Middle sixth-grader Daisy Leon of Santa Fe Springs, who placed third; and Hargitt Middle seventh-grader Samantha Arellano of Norwalk, who also placed third. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a program that targets and pushes students with college potential to succeed in school and enter college. Most of the 24,000 students in AVID programs are the first to go to college in their families. Many are from lower economic families and groups underrepresented at California universities. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to 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_imgNext weekend sees the commencement of the 2013 Inter-League competitions at all four age levels. Donegal Schoolboys League will again field teams at all levels.The Under-12 team will travel to play Inishowen on Saturday with Kick-Off at 2p.m. in Culdaff. Ballyare will be the venue for our Under-13 team who host Inishowen at 12p.m on Sunday.The Under-15s will travel to Maginn Park, Buncrana on Saturday to face Inishowen, again this match will kick-off at 2 p.m. Finally our Under-16 team host Inishowen in Convoy also on Saturday and again kicking off at 2 p.m. Good luck to all the players and team management for the new season. Results:In your area the league has been getting started after the Christmas recess and despite a very wintery week-end there was plenty of action. The results of the games played are as follows:Letterkenny Division:Under-12 Premier League Letterkenny Rovers 1 v Swilly Rovers 2East Division:Under-16 LeagueCastlefin Celtic 1 v Curragh Athletic 3Drumkeen United 4 v Fintown Harps 2 Convoy Arsenal 1 v Cappry Rovers 2Under-12 LeagueDrumkeen United 2 v Curragh Athletic 1Fintown Harps 1 v Cappry Rovers 5 Castlefin Celtic 0 v Ballybofey United 0South Division:Under-12 LeagueEany Celtic 2 v Donegal/Killymard 1Dunkineely Celtic 1 v Erne Wanderers 2Drumbar United 1 v Donegal Celtic 1Under-16 Shield FinalErne Wanderers 7 v St. Catherines 2Northwest Division:Under-16 LeagueGweedore Celtic 4 v Gweedore United 3Keadue Rovers 4 v Glenree United 1Fixtures:Due to the Inter-League matches taking place next weekend there will be a limited list of fixtures down for decision. A full list will appear in the local press later in the week.DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE – UPDATE was last modified: January 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Schoolboys Leaguelast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Where you at Carrick Vocational School in 1994?Here’s some video footage from that year.All accompanied with music from the 2005 album “The Revs” and the movie soundtrack of “P.S. I Love You”.  DDTV: CARRICK VOCATIONAL SCHOOL 1994 TO MUSIC FROM THE REVS was last modified: January 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: CARRICK VOCATIONAL SCHOOL 1994 TO MUSIC FROM THE REVSlast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: This is part 3 of my series on ‘How to lose weight and keep it off – for good’This week, we will cover cardio and whether or not it is necessary for fat loss.Whenever people begin to think about losing weight, the first thing that usually springs to mind, is some sort of low-intensity cardio exercise. Running, the cross trainer, treadmill, stationary bike etc.; all of these things have become the go-to things to do for weight loss for the general public, and why wouldn’t they?Pick up any magazine aimed at weight loss and you will usually see a picture of one or two females, who are in shape, looking very happy as they head out for a run.Is there anything wrong with this? No.Is running the best, most efficient way to burn fat? No. Cardio is a tool that should be used as needed.To build your entire weight loss exercise regime solely around cardio based exercise would be a mistake.So why do so many pick cardio?The thing about cardio that makes it better for almost everybody, other than its easy learning curve, is that it’s very low impact – your body can go for hours and hours, day after day, and not get worn out.  If you have the desire and willpower, you can burn calories all day long.The problem with low impact cardio like this is there is very little Exercise Post Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) with cardio, which means you only burn calories when exercising and not much happens in the way of burning calories afterwards. The other downside to cardio is there is very little in the form of muscle gain from it.I know that many of you won’t see this as a problem. You are probably reading this thinking ‘as long as I lose weight, I don’t care how it comes off’.If this is your train of thought, you could always amputate a limb, or maybe you could shave your head; that should give some weight loss…or how about you try and catch that stomach flu that is going around? You will lose loads of weight with that sucker.The thing you need to know is you are not looking for ‘weight’ loss, you are actually looking for ‘fat’ loss. Last week, I covered why having more muscle helps you to burn more calories, so check out last week’s article if you missed it.What you need to know is this. Muscle helps you walk up and down stairs and pick things up. Keeping you moving is muscle’s most important function. You don’t want to lose muscle.But muscle can also help you lose fat and stay lean due to increased basal metabolism. In short, you burn more calories doing absolutely nothing, if you have more lean mass.As I also referred to last week, a study on diet plus exercise found that;The weight training group lost 21.1 pounds of fat (44% and 35% more than the diet and aerobic exercise only groups respectively). 
Basically, the addition of aerobic training didn’t result in any real world significant fat loss over dieting alone.Does this mean that you shouldn’t do cardio based training for fat loss? No it doesn’t.Remember: above all else, your diet is fundamental.  Eat poorly and none of the above matters.  
Eat right, eat real foods, and exercise, and you’ll get better.Do cardio if:You really enjoy the treadmill or elliptical, or you just really like running!You have all the time in the world to lose fat. (You will need it to burn enough calories)You’re just getting started and don’t really know what you’re doing.What you have to realise is that it is NOT the best way for you to burn fat and get the body you want.That’s it for this week, next week I will cover HIIT training and what the actual truth is regarding it and fat loss.Any questions, contact me through the link below.
#TrainSmart RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF – PART 3 was last modified: February 9th, 2015 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:cardiodonegalemmet rushefitness columngymhealthy eatingrushe fitnessweight losslast_img read more

Onduparaka thump Ndejje to return to winning ways in SUPL

first_img Tags: ndejje universityonduparaka fcStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop Onduparaka have now won 4 games this seasonStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueOnduparaka FC 3-0 Ndejje University FCGreen Light Stadium, AruaTuesday, 20-11-2018ARUA – Onduparaka returned to winning ways on Tuesday, defeating Ndejje University 3-0 at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.Goals from Denis Okot, Gadafi Gadinho and Abel Etrude were enough to see of the University side on a day that Onduparaka started life minus Asaph Mwebaze who had hour earlier decided to terminate his contract at the Arua based side.The hosts who had last won a league game towards the end of last month took the lead on 19 minutes through former KCCA FC Captain-Okot.Despite relentless attacks, Onduparaka could not add to their advantage before half-time, going into the break holding a slender 1-0 lead.Midway the second half, fans-favourite, Gadafi doubled the Caterpillars’ lead and sent the home fans into a frenzy.With 13 minutes to play, former SC Villa midfielder-Etrude completed the rout with his maiden strike of the season and ensured that Onduparaka register their second 3-0 victory of the campaign.The victory is fourth in 8 games and it elevates them into 6th on the log with 14 points. They now sit only two points behind leaders Mbarara City.For Ndejje, they now slump to 12th on the table with 6 points out of a possible 24.The StarTimes Uganda Premier League continues on Wednesday with troubled SC Villa away to Tooro United.Comments last_img read more

Now You Can Bargain Hunt On Pinterest

first_imgRelated Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#e-commerce#Fancy#Pinterest The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos At its inception, savings alerts only work with retailers that are already part of Pinterest’s Rich Pins, a program in which companies add code to their sites so Pinterest can scrape them for additional information about pinned products—including when that information changes. According to Pinterest’s business blog, any company that wants into the program can find the necessary code on its developer site.Pinterest isn’t at its heart a retail network, but it does drive more e-commerce traffic than Facebook, giving its investors high hopes. This latest rollout is an effort to get even the most passive users to consider turning pins into purchases. More retail oriented competitors, like Fab and Fancy, have slept with one eye open waiting for Pinterest to turn on the cash spigot. Although Pinterest is a site primarily for collecting and curating, not buying, it does have 70 million user accounts. If it chose to turn commercial, it’d instantly be the biggest player in the field. Savings alerts appear to be a step in that direction, although even if it causes a huge upsurge in purchases, Pinterest won’t profit directly. Instead, it might give the companies pinned there more incentive to drive  Pinterest’s already substantial traffic. Jon Jenkins, lead engineer at Pinterest, said the company currently has no plans to make money off its users. But that doesn’t mean it’s not above throwing an elbow or two at its rivals. lauren orsini Pinterest has just given users a new reason to lighten their wallets. On Thursday, the image-curating community introduced savings alerts, so you can be notified when a product you’ve previously pinned is suddenly available for a lower price.  A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more