UG social work class honoured for domestic violence advocacy

first_imgThe University of Guyana’s class of 2014-2016 Social Work diploma students was honoured for their role to eradicate social ills in the society. They received an award at the first ever Guyana Social Work Practitioners and Educators Conference, held Thursday and Friday at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre at Liliendaal, Georgetown.Demonstrating Leadership: From left, Shelisa Camacho-Khan, Kimberly Conway, Shanice Edwards, Jonmal Johnson, Barbara Thomas-Holder (Lecturer), Nickesha BacchusThe social work students were awarded for “demonstrating leadership in advocating for the eradication of social ills within the Guyanese society.”According to the media release, the award followed a walkathon and rally against domestic violence held on June 25. The walkathon’s PRO Anil Persaud had explained that the event was timely, given the prevalence of domestic violence throughout the country.“Some of us may not know much about the issue and it’s complexities but what we all do know is that domestic violence is unacceptable and it must end if we are to see the brighter future everyone dreams of,” he had noted.The walkathon was held under the theme, “Stop Domestic Violence: Preserve the family and Humanity.” And the initiative was executed in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry and included the support of NAMILCO (National Milling Company), St Joseph Mercy Hospital and the Civil Defence Commission.last_img read more

Roma starlet could be on the move – Arsenal to reignite interest?

first_img1 Antonio Sanabria Arsenal target Antonio Sanabria is set to leave Roma this month.The 18-year-old centre-forward turned down interest from the Gunners last January when he left Barcelona, choosing instead to join Sassuolo.However, that move didn’t last long and in the summer transfer window he was snapped up by Roma.Sanabria, who is about to temporarily leave the Serie A club to play for Paraguay in the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship, is set for another switch after the tournament ends on February 7.Deportivo la Coruna are keen to take the teenage striker on loan, a year after it was reported that the Arsene Wenger was ready to meet his £2.5m release clause in a deal that could have gone up to £4.5m.This season Sanabria has been an unused sub in 11 Serie A matches and the youngster is desperate to leave for a club where he will be given more first team opportunites.last_img read more

Eight Donegal sports club receive €294K in resubmitted funding

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has received confirmation that eight Donegal Sports Capital applications are to receive funding.The resubmitted applications from 2018 are to be funded to the tune of a combined €294,200.Other substantial Sports Capital funding is to be allocated later in the month by the Department, added Pat the Cope. He said “I wish to congratulate those that have received funding as part of this particular round of funding.“Many other clubs, associations and sporting organisations will have to wait a while longer until the more substantial funding is allocated.”The groups to receive funding are :Cappry Rovers Ballybofey – €95,400Ballybofey Stranorlar Fitness centre – €14,700Drumkeen United football club -€54,000Four Master GAA- € 21,600Illies Golden Gloves – € 14,600IRD Milford -€5,900Letterkenny Golf and social club – €21,600Quigleys Point Swifts football club -€ 64,400 Councilor Patrick McGowan, Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar MD, welcomes funding for the clubs in the Stranorlar Municipal area, Drumkeen United and Cappry Rovers.“These two great clubs will benefit greatly from this sports allocation and it will further improve their respective facilities,” he said.Eight Donegal sports club receive €294K in resubmitted funding was last modified: January 17th, 2019 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:Clubsdonegalfundinglast_img read more

New Details About Upcoming NBA Experience at Disney Springs

first_imgThe new NBA Experience will open on the West Side in the summer of 2019. Share This!2019 is going to be a big year at Walt Disney World and one of the new additions, (minus that big carrot at the end of the year, known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge), is going to be the NBA Experience, which is slated to open at Disney Springs in the location of the former Disney Quest. This new experience will be a one-of-a-kind destination that will feature hands-on activities all with the design of highlighting the excitement of basketball.“Developed with the NBA, and inspired by the league’s 29 arenas around the country, NBA Experience will highlight the heart-pounding action and excitement of the NBA world,” said Stan Dodd, Executive Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering. “From training simulations and clock-racing competitions to fan-favorite NBA moments – we’re bringing new experiences and thrilling games to life to make fans truly feel like a star player.”The NBA Experience will be an immersive place that will allow Guests to do things like:Experience the NBA Draft with a photo moment that recreates the big momentTrack and improve their jump shots and passing skills in a replicated NBA Combine challenge, complete with a scouting report that highlights their stats at the end of the sessionStep onto the court and participate in a series of timed jump shots and hear the roar of the crowdExecute slam dunks which are captured by camerasTest ball-handling skills with an interactive trainerUse an oversized slingshot to launch basketballs at hoops of varying heights, making as many shots as possible before the clock runsLearn the rich legacy and history of NBA and WNBA championship-winning teamsAccess a team locker room with up-to-date statistics of NBA and WNBA playersEnjoy two 180-degree cinematic presentations showcasing the in-arena experience moments, as well as special stories from the players’ perspectivesTake a seat at an interactive multi-screen module to watch replay clips from NBA games and tools to make the right callsPlay interactive basketball games, from Pop-A-Shot to modern video gamesexplore a retail store featuring exclusive NBA-themed merchandise designed by Disneylast_img read more

Hiring Someone Without Experience May Turn Out To Be Your Best Hiring Move

first_imgAs HR and talent acquisition leaders, we are always looking for cost effective and creative ways to make your recruiting dollars go the extra mile. The market for best in class experienced candidates will remain extremely competitive as unemployment rates continue to drop, which leaves many companies looking to new options to fill their hiring needs. Because of this an increasing number of companies are adjusting their work environments in order to attract and train professionals, especially those who have recently graduated from colleges and universities, in an effort to develop raw talent. Inexperienced recent grads can provide a clean slate that a savvy employer can mold into a fantastic employee over time. If you’re serious about looking to recent graduates to fill your hiring needs, consider these four tips to raise the odds of finding long term success with your hire.Leverage Inexperience to Your AdvantageRecent grads are hungry to gain experience, and they also know that their lack of it is their biggest downside. Find tasks or areas of a job that don’t require the new hire to have a wealth of previous experience, but do require that they learn and adapt quickly. Based off how the new hire tackles these tasks you can gain insight into how they would likely learn and perform over time. What’s more, jobs that don’t demand a lot of experience can easily start as low-cost internships and turn into full time opportunities, giving the company the benefit of screening future job candidates on-the-job to get a feel for how they work.Get the Right Culture Fit FirstWhen recruiting recent grads remember you aren’t hiring solely for experience. Focus instead on interviewing and assessing the right personality to fit into your company culture with the end goal of interns becoming permanent full time employees. By looking for a good culture fit, you get to train the candidate exactly how you’d like so they can learn about the business from the ground up. You will build a candidate pipeline and peace of mind knowing you have a candidate who has already proven him/herself and is familiar with your company culture and team, and the candidate will be trained exactly as needed to make sure they thrive in their role. By matching the goals and personality first, you also have a better chance of retaining people longer, simply because they like the organization and know they are supported as a professional.Give a project to them and see how they receive feedback.If you’re still wary of hiring someone with little experience, don’t be afraid to test them with a small project. This can be sent to them via email or hand delivered after an interview. Provide them with a time constraint that would be similar to a current employee (but not too strict, they are likely full time applying and won’t have all day to work on it, a two hour turn around isn’t enough) and see how their work comes in. Does it seemed rushed and sloppy? Is it incomplete and without critical thought? It’s up to you to determine what the most important factors you’re looking for are and how you want to score the project. Just remember that you’re not always looking for the candidate who does it perfectly, but for the candidate that holds the most raw- potential and ability to bring the most long term value to the table.Schedule Your Feedback.Schedule a focused time on engaging and sitting down with recent grads and those you are most interested in hiring, recruiting, promoting and developing especially when it comes to transitioning those interns to permanent positions with your company.While it can be a scary proposition to hire a college graduate with little experience, the upside can be tremendous if you need to scale your team quickly and on a budget. Be sure to give your recruiting efforts real thought ahead of time so you know exactly what type of person you are looking for, and most importantly, what type of company you are. Use this information to formulate a profile of the type of person you’re looking for, the candidate “must haves”, and what type of exercises you think would best convey if the potential hire has the skills you need. It’s not a perfect science, but by keeping these three tips in mind when looking for a new, recent graduate hire, you’ll significantly up the odds of finding someone great that’s ready to join and make an immediate and noticeable impact.last_img read more

USS Partners with Mojix to Expand RFID System Offerings

first_imgUSS recently announced the expansion of its electronic article surveillance (EAS) system integration capabilities and offerings to include radio-frequency identification(RFID} technology; made possible through a new partnership with enterprise RFID hardware and software manufacturer and developer,Mojix, Inc.Founded in 2004, California-based Mojix specializes in solution providers and system integrators partnerships to provide customized enterprise RFID system solutions accompanied by trusted installation, integration and maintenance services.USS Chief Technology Officer Robert Simoneau voiced his excitement for the new partnership and technology capabilities, and the possibilities they present for USS’ product development teams.- Sponsor – “This an incredible opportunity for USS to drastically expand our technology and product catalogue,” said Simoneau. “RFID technology is the way of the future,” he continued. “In addition to increasing more-revealing detection and business intelligence, it allows users to make decisions backed by data, resulting in safer and more efficient environments.The MojixViZix™ IoT solution is particularly appealing as it represents a proven middleware platform that is absolutely ready for use by our retail partners.”“By leveraging a partnership with a like-minded, innovation-driven, organization like Mojix, the resulting synergy will meet clients’ unique needs not only now, but well into the future.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

NFG Staff Profile: Ambi Ambachew

first_imgAs a Senior Fundraising Sales Consultant, Ambi Ambachew works with existing customers on their current software packages and introduces them to additional services that might be useful in their nonprofit work, such as Network for Good’s donor management system. For the past three years, he has helped executive directors and development directors understand new ways of approaching fundraising and using technology to do their work.“Nonprofit staffers are passionate about what they’re doing, they’re trying to change their community, trying to change the world.”Q&A with Ambi Ambachew, Senior Fundraising Sales ConsultantWhat’s your experience with nonprofits outside of Network for Good?I worked at a nonprofit magazine for a year as the business manager. Online advertising was exploding at the time and I was interested in exploring whether that area was a route I wanted to take professionally. It wasn’t, but it gave me a better understanding of some of the nonprofit executives and boards we work with at Network for Good, and how to introduce new ideas and new ways of doing things.What attracts you to nonprofits? Working with and helping small to midsize nonprofits is a growing area that I think organizations are going to start gravitating to more. That was what initially attracted me to Network for Good. We help them learn the things they don’t even know that they don’t know. In many scenarios, we simply open their minds to a more efficient way of doing the things they’re already doing. A big challenge that I see are organizations succumbing to the wants of their board. Rather than serving as trusted advisors, some boards act as an ultimate say-so. Part of our job is to help executive directors and development directors be more assertive in advocating for the things that they want and need to succeed.What do you enjoy most about your work? The opportunity to work with interesting people, who are very like-minded, very competitive, very hospitable. I come from the finance world, where the person sitting next to you will try to diminutize your work, so it’s nice to work in a collaborative environment where everyone wants everyone else to succeed.What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?Cooking. I enjoy trying out new things, cooking for friends and family. It’s my creative outlet. I almost went to culinary school but went to business school instead. It’s still a passion of mine, though. For me it’s about exploring and understanding. One of my favorite things to do is to go to the grocery store. I go 3-4 times a week. It’s about finding new ingredients and putting something together and experimenting. It may not be a dish that everybody likes, but it’s for me, it’s what I like.If you could share a meal with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?Bob Marley. He’s probably my largest musical influence and has had a big impact on my life. He’s changed my approach to life, how I think about things, and what really matters in the world. I just started to learn how to play the electric guitar, too—looking for another creative outlet. I’ve been listening to a lot of Jimi Hendrix over the last couple of years. How do you do something so out of the box? I want to learn how to do that. I’m very early on, but hopefully in the next year or so I’ll become good at it and then I can play my own dinner music.Lightning RoundDream vacation? Chile or South AfricaMost recent book read? His Share of the Universe, which is a book my uncle wrote about my great-grandfather.Last movie seen in movie theater? Avengers: EndgameYour theme song? Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”Favorite color? Black. It’s dramatic, it’s happy, it’s angry—it represents all the moods.Read more on The Nonprofit Bloglast_img read more

Southwest coming to TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSouthwest Airlines announced yesterday that service to TCI will begin in November, 2017. The service, which is still pending government approvals, will operate between Providenciales International Airport (PLS) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Providenciales is the airline’s 16th international destination while Southwest will become the 11th international carrier to operate at PLS. The addition of TCI comes amidst Southwest’s continuing Caribbean expansion. In December, 2016, the airline launched flights to Cuba and earlier this year increased the frequency of it’s Puerto Rico routes. Chief Executive Officer of the TCI Airports Authority, John Smith said this decision follows fours years of lobbying by the TCI Tourist Board and the Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association. Southwest Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation for authority to operate to TCI from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. #MagneticMediaNews#SouthwestAirlines Related Items:last_img read more

China Tsinghua Unigroup to invest 47 billion to build chip empire

first_imgChina’s Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd plans to invest 300 billion Yuan ($47 billion) over the next five years in a bid to become the world’s third-biggest chip maker, the chairman of the state-backed technology conglomerate said on Monday, 16 November.Furthermore, Chairman Zhao Weiguo said that the company controlled by Tsinghua University, which counts President Xi Jinping among its alumni, was in talks with an US-based company involved in the chip industry.A deal could be finalised as early as the end of this month, Zhao said. He declined to give more details, but said that buying a majority stake was unlikely as it was too “sensitive” for the US government.”If you can’t be the top-three giant, it will be very hard to develop your business in the chip industry,” Zhao said, citing reports that China imported more chips than crude oil every year.”The next five years is key… There is an enormous market out there,” he added.Currently, Qualcomm Inc holds the third position in the global chip rankings, behind Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and market leader Intel Corp, which has a market capitalisation of $151.5 billion.The sheer size of Tsinghua Unigroup’s planned investments is almost equal to Intel’s $50 billion chip revenue last year and could disrupt the NAND chip industry. The top five chip makers control more than 90% of the global NAND chip market after years of boom-and-bust squeezed out smaller players.Tsinghua Unigroup’s investment drive comes after a two-year deal-making campaign to bolster China’s fledgling chip industry, seen as a strategic priority for the Chinese government.Beijing is keen to end China’s reliance on foreign semiconductors as it seeks to build a modern, digitised armed forces capable of matching other advanced militaries.It has also attached strategic importance to the development of domestic semiconductor, server and networking equipment industries amid fears of foreign cyber spying.Tsinghua Unigroup has spent more than $9.4 billion making acquisitions and investments at home and abroad over the past two years, including the purchase of stakes in US data Storage Company Western Digital Corp and Taiwan’s Powertech Technology Inc.In August, it made an informal $23 billion takeover offer for US giant Micron Technology Inc that was rejected out-of-hand by the Idaho-based chip-maker amid concerns a deal might endanger national security.Tsinghua’s failed bid to buy Micron suggests it is serious about expanding in NAND chips, used for storing music, pictures and other data on mobile devices.The global chip market was worth $355 billion last year, according to research firm IHS Technology.NO PLANS FOR DRAMZhao said that Tsinghua Unigroup, which had a revenue of about 12.3 billion Yuan last year, was also in talks about cooperating with a “world-class memory chip giant” to build a new chip factory in China. This move could help his company acquire intellectual property needed to manufacture memory chips.The 90-billion-Yuan factory would help meet fast-growing demand of NAND memory chips.”We don’t have plans for DRAM at the moment,” Zhao said, referring to dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips that are used mostly in personal computers.”We need to take one step at a time,” he stressed.The company was also suspending plans to invest in Taiwanese tech firms due to regulatory hurdles, after agreeing to take a stake in Powertech Technology Inc and expressing interest in more cross-strait deals.Industry analysts had expected Tsinghua Unigroup to make further investment in Taiwan, sparking fears on the island that its chip sector may fall prey to China’s state-backed drive to become a world-class player.”The regulations do not allow it, so what’s the point of talking (to Taiwanese firms)?” Zhao said, adding that Tsinghua Unigroup was focused on investing in the United States.last_img read more