12 01 20

first_imgAs Guyana advances towards becoming an oil-producing nation, lecturers and instructors from the Linden community in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) were beneficiaries of a two- day oil and gas sector training, conducted by the Centre for Local Business Development and the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training.The interactive training sessions, which were hosted at the Linden Technical Institute (LTI) on Thursday and Friday last, targeted mainly lecturers of the institution, with the aim of promoting an understanding of the process and importance of offshore oil and gas production.Participants received an introduction to offshore oil and gas, health, safety and environmental-related topics under the three courses which were launched.Speaking at one of the sessions, Senior Business Specialist attached to the Centre for Local Business Development, Dr Natasha Gaskin-Peters noted that the Centre aimed to build local companies through funding by ExxonMobil.She said the Centre would have met with the Institution last year, and the technical and vocational schools were assessed to ascertain what was available here in Guyana.“Linden was one of the schools that we have met with and we will continue to work with the technical and vocational schools, as we move along because we know that you guys want to be engaged and want to ensure that your students have the requisite skills for the industry and so this is just the starting process,” Gaskin-Peters said.Additionally, she pointed out that while the workshop was being piloted in Linden, other communities will soon benefit from the initiative.Apart from raising awareness on the process and importance of offshore oil and gas production in Guyana, the workshop also sought to enable participants to understand the implementation of strategies to upgrade health and safety.Participants were engaged by Health and Safety Specialist attached to the Centre for Local Business Development, Allan Lambert. Other topics discussed included value chains, technologies, local content and opportunities in the new oil and gas industry in Guyana.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgLocal telecommunications company GTT on Friday celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day by hosting 20 tech students from the Bishops’ High School (BHS).Throughout the day, the students were engaged in several activities, which included a presentation by Customer Experience Vice President Orson Ferguson and a tour of the communication hub through which mobile, landline and Blaze services interface; Senior Engineer Floyd Rodney and Network Technician Carl De Souza facilitated this.GTT Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd said that “it is important to inspire future generations and mould their technical skills to contribute to the development of Guyana; it is our expectation that hosting students like you would kindle your interest in the technology sector”.The aspiring engineers lauded the company for the opportunity to engage in the walkthrough, citing how informative it was. Michelle Shivcharran was given special recognition by the company for being the only young lady in the tech stream at the Bishops’ High School. The students were quizzed on what they would have learnt, and Omkar Persaud won for himself a cellular phone.Accompanying the students were Ms Williams, a Maths teacher, and Sir Blyden, the Technical Drawing teacher. They noted how educational the walkthrough was and thanked GTT for allowing the students to have such an experience.GTT, over the years, has contributed to bridging the standardisation gap through the deployment of many new and improved services.The company earlier this year ventured into several new initiatives including a paperless billing system, which supports the green initiative, as well as the enhanced use of technology through the use of electronic payment systems like Mobile Money Guyana (MMG) and the MyGTT App.World Telecommunication and Information Society Day marks the founding of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on May 17, 1865, when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris. This year, it is being celebrated under the theme, “Bridging the standardisation gap.”Two staff members of the telecommunications giant giving the students a tour of GTT’s switching arealast_img read more

11 01 20

first_imgThe league also held a weekend bake sale to raise money for the family. “There were about 10 tables covered with baked goods – from brownies to cookies and cupcakes,” said LMBA President Brian Sawyer. Given that Saturday was the final day of T-ball season, Sawyer was surprised by everyone’s enthusiastic participation. “Usually after a long season, everyone is burned out and looking forward to the season to end,” Sawyer explained. But the response was overwhelming, he added. “I was just going to do it for my team, the Dodgers, because Noah’s older brother is on it,” Sawyer said. Once the word got around, however, the idea snowballed. Approximately 46 La Mirada teams took part. Sawyer said it could not have been possible without the generosity of Sargent’s Sporting Goods of Whittier. The company brought out two heat presses so that anyone who wanted to wear Noah’s number could do so. “It would have been a hassle for everyone to bring in their jerseys,” said Sargent’s owner David McCoy. No one was charged for the work, but donations were accepted. Employees Willy Mata, Diego Picasso and Danny Maldonado donated their day’s pay to the family. All together, nearly $3,000 was raised. For more information on Noah, who will undergo radiation therapy beginning Monday, log on to www.carepages.com or lmba.org. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Dowell, who came to Los Coyote Athletic Field to see her two other sons – 4-year-old Brady and 9-year-old Austyn – play ball Saturday, said she was unaware until that same day that all the teams would be honoring Noah. “I cannot put into words how I felt,” she said. Unfortunately, however, Noah could not accompany his mom onto the field. He was suffering some equilibrium problems, as well as fatigue. But he smiled when his mom told him about what the teams did in his honor, she said. “He smiled even more when I showed him my own shirt with the No. 1,” Dowell added. • Photo Gallery: Fundraiser for Noah Dowell LA MIRADA – Exactly two weeks ago Monday, 5-year-old Noah Dowell was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Less than 24 hours later, it was removed at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. This weekend, Noah’s teammates and the entire La Mirada Baseball Association showed their support for him by wearing a No. 1 on the left sleeves of their uniforms – the same number Noah wore when he played in the league. “My heart is just overflowing,” his mother, Mary Dowell, said Monday. “So many people care about my son.” last_img read more

30 12 19

first_imgTottenham starlet Alex Pritchard is facing a lengthy period on the sidelines after undergoing ankle surgery.The forward struggled to shake off the injury sustained at the Under-21 European Championships in the summer and has made just one appearance for the first team this season.And now the north London club have announced the 22-year-old has gone under the knife and will be out for the remainder of 2015.Spurs had harboured hopes that Pritchard would make the step-up to the first team this term having enjoyed productive loan spells at Peterborough, Swindon and Brentford in the last three seasons. 1 Tottenham youngster Alex Pritchard last_img

29 12 19

first_img1 Crystal Palace’s Yohan Cabaye has revealed the malaise at Newcastle United led to him believing he would never play in an FA Cup final.Saturday’s showpiece at Wembley represents a significant transformation in the careers of Cabaye and manager Alan Pardew, given the opportunity it presents and the contrast from their time with the MagpiesPardew swapped St James’ Park for Selhurst Park seven months before Cabaye made the move, and the former has this season prioritised the FA Cup in a way Cabaye previously could not at a club which was recently relegated to the Championship.It is no secret Pardew was discouraged from pursuing glory in cup competitions and to prioritise only the league, and having witnessed that attitude during his two and a half years there, Cabaye recognises he has been given a chance he believed was beyond him.“To be honest, no,” Cabaye, 30, answered when asked if he ever thought he’d play in the cup final.“At Newcastle the cup runs were very bad and now I have the opportunity to play in a big game.“The FA Cup semi-final (win over Watford) was fantastic, the atmosphere was very good and yes, I am disappointed I didn’t get that with Newcastle.“The cup has always been important (to Pardew), even at Newcastle. Maybe the group mentality is different.“All the players now know how important the cup is, to get a trophy. We have had a fantastic run, we have beaten four Premier League teams (to reach the final) and now we are in the final. All the players are focused and determined to win.” Cabaye will take to the field at Wembley this Saturday as the Eagles take on Manchester United last_img read more

29 12 19

first_imgIt’s been mentioned frequently during the 2016 European Championship that Belgium have reached the dizzy heights of number one in the FIFA world rankings.In fact, the Belgians are currently ranked second in the world, behind Argentina, but are they really Europe’s top national team?Step forward the Elo rating system: a method of ranking competitors that was originally developed for rating chess players, but has also been adapted and applied to football. *The basic principle of the Elo system is that the difference in ratings between two opposing teams provide a prediction for the result of a fixture. The rating is then updated based on how the teams perform.If a team performs better than expected the rating increases, if they perform worse than expected, the rating decreases (for more explanation, click here).Check out the top eight national teams at Euro 2016, based on the Elo ranking system, in the slideshow above, correct up to and including results on 19 June 2016. 7. Portugal are ranked the seventh best team at Euro 2016, with 1859 Elo points 8. Croatia are ranked the eighth best team at Euro 2016, with 1814 Elo points*. Click the right arrow above to find the top ranked teams at the Euros… 8 5. Italy are ranked the fifth best team at Euro 2016, with 1909 Elo points 8 6. Belgium are ranked the sixth best team at Euro 2016, with 1885 Elo points 8 8 3. France are ranked the third best team at Euro 2016, with 1945 Elo points 1. Germany are ranked the best team at Euro 2016, with 2013 Elo points 8 8 2. Spain are ranked the second best team at Euro 2016, with 2003 Elo points 8 8 4. England are ranked the fourth best team at Euro 2016, with 1942 Elo points last_img read more

27 12 19

first_img Iago Aspas Manchester United travel to Celta Vigo in their Europa League first-leg semi-final tie tonight, kick off 20:05 BST, and you can listen to live commentary on talkSPORT.Triumph in the competition looks as though it’ll be United’s best chance of Champions League football next season, but Liverpool fans are hoping one of their former strikers might have his say in that.Iago Aspas, who spent two years at Anfield between 2013 and 2015, is Celta’s top scorer with 24 goals in all competitions and will pose a serious threat to Jose Mourinho’s team.Liverpool fans, therefore, are really excited by the prospect of their ex player damaging United’s Europa League hopes… 1last_img

27 12 19

first_imgFINN VALLEY ACDONEGAL is set of for a major boost next summer after the Finn Valley centre in Stranorlar was today chosen as the venue for TWO major meets.Both the Ulster  Athletics Council and Athletics Ireland have seperately confirmed that the venue for the 2013 Childrens Games will be at the recently completed Finn Valley Athletic Club track.“It is certain to attract many hundreds of visitors to the area,” said Patsy McGonagl. In early June the club will host Ulster under 9,10,11,12,13 with the National Games later that month.Added Patsy: “This track meet has been held in Tipperary and Cork in previous years and in adddition to parents, coaches and supporters travelling into the county, it’s a home game for local young athletes.” MASSIVE BOOST AS FINN VALLEY CENTRE PICKED FOR TWO MAJOR ATHLETICS MEETS was last modified: October 4th, 2012 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:MASSIVE BOOST AS FINN VALLEY CENTRE PICKED FOR TWO MAJOR ATHLETICS MEETSlast_img read more

24 12 19

first_imgDarren McElwaine will be hoping he can be a cup final hero tomorrow night.Old adversaries Letterkenny Rovers and Swilly Rovers meet head on tomorrow evening in the final of the Knockalla Caravans Cup.On paper it’s a mouth watering clash with a whole host of ex LOI stars on show for both sides.The bitter rivals will be desperate to claim silverware with both sides out of contention to win the USL. While both sides will also meet each other in the semi-final of the Donegal News League Cup later this month.Both sides have strengthened their squads in recent weeks, with Letterkenny acquiring the services of former Harps man Johnny Bonner.Jason Gibson has also strengthened his sides by capturing former Harps right-back James Doherty and midfielder Michael Doherty.Swilly have been particularly impressive in recent weeks, earning comprehensive victories over Cockhill Celtic. Laurence Toland has been hugely influential for the Ramelton men and he will be a key player on Saturday night.Letterkenny defeated Finn Harps 5-0 on Sunday, with new signing Johnny Bonner scoring twice, Trevor Scanlon will be hoping he can be the difference for his side on Saturday.Letterkenny have vast experience in their ranks with Darren McElwaine and Jonathan Minnock, but Swilly can also call on the wily Michael McHugh who at 42 is still a quality operator who can unlock any defence.It promises to be a cracking final, kick-off for this one is at 7pm at the Dry Arch in Bonagee.  OLD FOES LETTERKENNY AND SWILLY CLASH IN WHAT PROMISES TO BE A CUP CRACKER was last modified: July 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Home-page SportLetterkenny Roversnewsswilly roverslast_img read more

21 12 19

first_imgBesitkas want Adel Taarabt, according to Turkish media reports. The Istanbul-based club are said to have identified Taarabt as a possible replacement for Manuel Fernandes who recently left them to join Lokomotiv Moscow.Taarabt ended last season on loan at AC Milan from QPR and is desperate to move to the San Siro this summer. Related West London Sport story: Rangers want £6m to sell TaarabtTaarabt’s future is uncertain following his return to Rangers.Reports in the Netherlands suggest Napoli are interested in QPR transfer target Jonathan de Guzman.Napoli’s former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez is said to have identified Dutch international De Guzman as a possible signing if he misses out on other targets.Rangers are confident of completing a deal to sign the Villarreal midfielder, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Swansea. Related West London Sport story: QPR ready to agree £7m De Guzman dealQPR have indicated they will pay £7m for De GuzmanMeanwhile, Hamburg chairman Dietmar Beiersdorfer has insisted he wants Rafael van der Vaart to stay at the German club after Harry Redknapp declared an interest in signing the player.Van der Vaart, 31, played under R’s boss Redknapp at Tottenham and would like to return to the Premier League.But Beiersdorfer told Bild: “He’s irreplaceable. It would be very hard for us to do without him.” Related West London Sport story: Redknapp confirms interest in Van der VaartVan der Vaart is one of several possible signings of interest to Redknapp. For more transfer speculation see Wednesday morning’s Paper Talk See also:QPR linked with Boussoufa and former Arsenal midfielder SongFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more