With just three clear shopping days remaining before Christmas, Police are increasing their presence on the nation’s roads, especially at strategic points in the capital city. However, with increasing reports of carjackings, many Guyanese, especially those in the business sector, are showing signs of apprehension, which could reduce confidence in the economy.This was according to Private Sector stakeholder, Ramesh Dookhoo, who in a recent interview with Guyana Times, condemned the ever-increasing practice,Private sector stakeholder Ramesh Dookhoosaying many locals and even some foreigners have reason to be fearful.“There’s a huge state of apprehension in the business community; people are afraid for their lives and that apprehension has moved to normal middle-class owners of vehicles,” he noted.Just recently, ex-Policeman Rawle Alexander was promptly detained after he attempted to steal a Toyota Carina 212 car belonging to a Police Constable but failed when he crashed the vehicle a short distance away. In another attack, armed hijackers drove off in a motorcar carrying a sleeping child and tossed the young girl after they realised she was in the vehicle. Dookhoo deemed these acts as “animalistic”.“The girl was thrown out of the vehicle in a very callous and ruthless manner and I am not sure what is driving and causing this level of animalistic behaviour that has suddenly taken over,” he stated.Commenting on the increased spate of robberies, Dookhoo, a former Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), observed that shoppers should be more cautions, go out in pairs and try to be more careful when returning home. Police last week disclosed that there have been 25 cases of carjackings in the past seven months.Police A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman on Tuesday announced that the Police Force has recorded some success in cracking down on such cases.Chapman said “One of major concerns in the Division is the offence of robbery under arms where vehicles are being stolen and I am pleased to inform you that we have made some success thus far.”He gave all assurances that the gang will be dismantled. Earlier this year, the Guyana Police Force had issued a warning, particularly to taxi drivers operating Toyota Premio and Allion motorcars, signalling that there is a plan to attack and relive the motorists of their vehicles. The Force has said a multi-agency approach is being ironed out to allow for investigators to be armed with the necessary tools and information on specifications so as to narrow in on suspects and ultimately recover the stolen cars. (Shemuel Fanfair)
AFTER THE DISAPPOINTMENT of seeing Celtic’s game against Inverness postponed earlier today, local hoops fans will be cheered after Rangers were beaten at home!Dundee United came from behind to win at Ibrox and deny Rangers the chance to go top of the Scottish Premier League.Nikica Jelavic headed Rangers ahead but David Robertson levelled for United on the stroke of half-time. Steven Naismith volleyed Rangers back in front after the interval and the Tangerines came back again when Johnny Russell nodded powerfully into the net.And David Goodwillie snatched victory for the visitors on 89 minutes, the striker finishing well on the break.AND NOW SOME GOOD NEWS FOR HOOPS FANS: RANGERS BEATEN AT IBROX was last modified: April 2nd, 2011 by gregShare 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)
Four Masters GAA News: Lotto Result: There was no jackpot winner in Week 42 of the 2014/2015 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday May 4th.The numbers drawn were 7, 14, 16, and 19. The four consolation winners were Rena Brogan, Drumrooske; Martin Kenny, Doonan; John Geary c/o Linda’s; and John Murphy, Old Golf Course Road. Each will receive €25. The jackpot now stands at €800. “Come Cook with Us” Fundraiser: In association with the Ladies Board & Bord na nOg takes place this Friday night at 8:30pm in the Abbey Hotel. “Come Cook with Us” is a unique night of entertainment with a combination of Cooking and Comedy.4 teams, comprising of one male and one female will assist well know Chef JoeShannon in cooking a top class meal. Team 1: Sharon Gillespie & Dr Austin Kennedy, Team 2: Rene Brogan & Barry Monaghan, Team 3: Martina Mc Menamin & Davy Crawford, Team 4: Ann Reid & Odie Mc Bride. Joe will also give a cooking demonstration on the night while Frank Forde under one of his many well-known celebrity impressions will provide plenty of laughter. During the break tickets will be sold for a sponsored raffle with many fantastic prizes on offer. Great fun and laughter guaranteed on the night and something to suit all ages. Come join us at the county’s first “Come Cook with Us”. A night not to be missed. Tickets available from any Ladies or Underage Manager. A limited number of tickets are available at the Abbey Hotel reception. Topaz Cash for Clubs: cards need to returned to Pauric Harvey (0860523905) before next Thursday. The club needs 300 stamps to be entered in the cash prize draws which total €200,000. Our club code is 10203, a completed stamp book can be given any senior club officer or contact Pauric asap.Jigsaw Talk: The club is hosting a talk on improving mental health for young adults in the Abbey Hotel on Thursday May 21st at 8pm. Maura Finnegan from Jigsaw Donegal will be doing a presentation on the night with questions afterwards. All club members are encouraged to attend.Seniors and Reserves: both teams lost out to Ardara on Friday night in Tir Conaill Park. Next up for the lads is Naomh Conaill away this Sunday, throw ins at 1:30pm and 3pm.Donegal GAA: Donegal v Tyrone ticket orders of one per adult member to Paul Timoney 087-2791305 by 6.00pm next Tuesday May 5th.U14 hurling: well done to the u14 hurlers who recorded a comprehensive victory on Thursday night over SetantaCoaching Academy: the 2015 coaching academy for 4-7 year olds boys and girls has started back Saturday mornings with great numbers attending. Thanks goes to all the coaches, volunteers, parents, and players that helped out each week. The acadeny continues every Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm in Tir Conaill Park. All parents and children are asked to be in Tir Conaill for 10:45pmso coaching can start on time. New children and parents are always welcome to attend. Anyone that can help out at the academy any week should make contact with Pauric Harvey (0860523905) or Laurence Doherty (0877532705). Helpers are required each week for the car park, tea room, collecting money, coaching, setting up and clearing up afterwards. There will also be a weekly mini league for this group in the Summer which will take place on a weekday and consist of all games.Virtual Sod: the virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far. The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill. Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879869192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser. All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Tir Conaill. Pieta House Darkness into Light: the upcoming race/walk will take place early on Saturday May 9th from the St John Bosco at 4:15am. All club members are encouraged to support this fantastic event.Club Notes: any club managers, mentors, or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email email@example.com before Monday night to ensure it is included.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS U14 HURLERS EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER SETANTA was last modified: May 5th, 2015 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:four mastersGAANoticesSport
El Clasico on target Girona season ticket holders can apply for a refund of around 40 per cent should they decide they will not travel to the game.According to Sport, 1,500 free flights are available to those who want to attend.The club are expected to make close to €4million from the game and will also offer 5,000 free tickets to the reverse fixture at the Nou Camp.LaLiga signed a 15-year deal to play one match in North America per season in August. Barcelona star latest victim of burglary as thieves target house before El Clasico ROWDY WARNING All of Lionel Messi’s incredible records against Real Madrid ahead of El Clasico Barcelona will play Catalan rivals Girona in the inaugural LaLiga match in the USA, according to reports in Spain.The match will take place in Miami on January 27, with Girona sacrificing their home fixture. Pogba-Bale swap deal would be ‘mistake’ as Man United ace linked with Real Madrid The game was due to be played at the Estadi Montilivi – Girona’s home ground Thousands of pro-Catalan protesters make their voice heard before El Clasico Latest LaLiga News How to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Stream, channel, kick-off time, team news targeted Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 1 g.o.a.t However, the Spanish players’ union, consisting the likes of Sergio Ramos and Sergio Busquests, do not appear to be keen on the idea.
The Tory Island walkers who helped raise vital fund for the irish Guide Dogs for the Blind!Last Saturday the Tory Island 10k walk raised €1,650 for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.Well known Tory resident Jimmy Doohan with wife Theresa and his loyal guide dog.Walk organisor, Bernie McNulty, one of the islands public health nurses was delighted with the turn out.More than 100 people undertook the walk with more than 30 of those walking visiting the island for the first time. It is now planned to make this an annual event.Congratulations to everyone who took part in what turned out to be a great occasion in terrific weather conditions.TORY’S INAUGURAL WALK FOR IRISH GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: August 13th, 2014 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:10KIrish Guide Dogs for the BlindTory IslandWALK
29 October 2004Two enterprising Soweto artists are taking art to their clients – in a taxi. They call themselves Artazi, combing “art” and “taxi”, and they’re linking artists and clients in unusual ways.Nthabiseng Makhene and Mthunzi Ndimande, both 30-somethings born in Soweto, where they still live, call themselves art consultants but do much more than that.They actively seek out artists and take their art to clients, at the same time advising artists on how to improve their work, while advising clients on interior design as well as hanging the artworks they purchase from Artazi.They have a network of some 200 artists nationwide, and are supplying the new black middle class with artworks they would probably not otherwise consider purchasing.Says Ndimande: “What we found is that the traditional art galleries run a monopoly where an elite few are promoted. It was difficult to penetrate, so we came up with an alternative aimed particularly at the new market, who did not study art but have money to spend.”Makhene and Ndimande realised too that the “progress of black artists is hampered by a lack of business development skills and insufficient marketing”. And that’s where they stepped in.The partners bubble with enthusiasm and savvy. Both have three-year fine arts diplomas from Pelmama Art Academy in Soweto, and more: Ndimande did a six-month Wits Business School arts and culture management course, and Makhene did a textile design course at Cape Technikon.It hasn’t stopped there: both are in their second year doing BComm degrees through Unisa. And when they have time, they’re both active artists.After studying, Ndimande did an arts administrator and curator apprenticeship with Standard Bank Gallery and the Wits Art Gallery, but after two years hit a “cul-de-sac” and looked around for other opportunities. By then Makhene had returned from Cape Town – they saw a gap, and formed Artazi.It all began in 1999Makhene and Ndimande started in 1999 by getting potential clients to art galleries, to interest them in art, then moved on to offering to bring the art to their homes, to help them visualise how the product would fit into their personal space.This involved re-arranging the clients’ furniture, and coordinating the furniture with the art and often with crafts that they also supplied.They asked clients to invite 10 friends to their home for the exhibition, and by then the ball was seriously rolling.“We had help from the National Arts Council – we received R20 000, which funded four house exhibitions”, says Ndimande.They haven’t looked back. “We get to know our clients, then find art that suits their personalities”, Makhene adds.This means approaching artists, some of whom might never have gone outside of Soweto, with briefs, and encouraging them not only to expand their horizons but to meet deadlines for the completion of artworks.This also means often providing a shoulder for artists to lean on when the pressure becomes too much, and being artists themselves, providing the right kind of artistic advice, taking artists from producing very realistic work to more impressionistic stuff.They also take the artists to galleries, broadening their horizons, and showing them where their final products may end up.“At times we sit with an artist for five hours to help him or her work through turmoil they may have. We offer them empathy, something that gallery owners don’t”, Makhene says.And for the client they provide the option to purchase either an existing artwork or to commission a new artwork, at the same time helping clients to “conceptualise their aesthetic needs and requirements” and realise the value of the investment they’re making.Makhene and Ndimande often source their artworks from Soweto artists, but also from elsewhere. “Our paintings and sculptures are sourced from both emerging and well-known black artists.” These include Charles Nkosi, Joseph Ndlovu, Bafana Mkhize and Eric Lubisi.They have a rating system when judging the value of a work: works rated one – from new, unknown artists – are valued at less than R1 000, while works rated five – from internationally renowned artists – are valued at between R3 000 to R50 000.They also supply murals, artefacts, crafts, prints, textiles, ceramics and photographs.Taking an innovative routeMakhene and Ndimande are finding that their existing model of obtaining art from artists, either on commission or simply taking what artists produce, is no longer entirely adequate.A new model is on the drawing board. It involves clients renting art from Artazi for a monthly fee, which has the added advantage of supplying regular income for artists.This option would allow clients to live with an artwork for a while before making a decision to buy it or exchange it for something else.“We are in negotiations with a company to form a joint venture on the rental model, in which they will do the back-end stuff like billing the client and paying the artist”, says Ndimande.Their BComm degrees have come in useful already. “We now understand the business language of clients, and it’s helped us understand how to work out the rental model.”That knowledge has been used by the City of Johannesburg: Ndimande and Makhene are consultants in one of the City’s latest art projects, an art bank, an effort to encourage local artists by buying their works, at the same time renting these artworks out to corporates and ploughing that money back to the artists.They have big ambitions over the next 10 years. Makhene would like to branch out into textile designing, with her own label; Ndimande would like to complete an MBA and become a full-time artist.For two talented artists, they make exceptional business people, and whenever they’ve hit obstacles they’ve “changed them to our own advantage”. One of their earlier obstacles was business knowledge, but that’s no longer a challenge – the BComm is sorting that out handsomely.And by the way, no more taxis – they now have their own vehicle.Source: City of Johannesburg
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This time of year, farmers around Ohio are making decisions about applying fungicides and insecticides during a critical part of the corn and soybean growing seasons. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Chasitie Euler tells Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that some growers in her area of northwest Ohio are making for creative decisions to make sure they are putting their money in the right places.
After a long halt of two and a half years, the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore, will finally organize its 51st annual convocation on December 1.Multiple hundreds of students from the 2013 -13 and 2013-14 batches would be awarded with their respective achievement at the convocation ceremony.It is speculated that the cancellation of convocation consecutively was due to the poor health condition of the then chancellor, Ram Naresh Yadav, among other reasons, as reported by HT.51st convocation of DAVVThe 51st convocation ceremony would be held at the university auditorium on Thursday. While chancellors of all state universities will grace the ceremony with their presence, Governor Omprakash Kohli would chair the convocation. Among other dignitaries, Prof. DS Chouhan, Vice-Chancellor of JLA University, Mathura was invited as the chief guest at the ceremony.Special appearancesCity Mayor Malini Goud and State Higher Education Minister Sanjay Pathak was invited as a special guestAs many as 272 meritorious students with gold and silver medal of the two batches besides 61 PhD scholars would be awardedAround 33, 000 graduates and 11, 000 postgraduates, 375 MPhil, and 185 PhD scholars will be awarded degrees in absentiaGender gap in accoladesThe university once again boasted more number of girls winning medals.While 204 girls won a medal, there are only 68 boys on the medal tally.While 86 girls of the 2012-13 batch will be conferred with gold medals, 14 are slated for silver medalsWhile 90 girls of the 2013-14 batch would be conferred with gold, 14 will get silverRitu Bansal, an MBBS students, would be conferred with four gold medals and two silvers for excellence in academic record, and yet another engineering student, Anshu Hirani would be confer with four gold medals26 gold medals and two silver medals would be given to boys.Read: SC to monitor setting up of International University in OdishaadvertisementRead: No subsidy for foreign students in IIT Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last night, Mumbai saw a carnivalesque, winter extravaganza, with hundreds of people cheering to the music of Dutch DJ, Hardwell.The musician was in the country to perform as part of the Guestlist4Good music concert that was held at DY Patil Stadium. But the artist’s rocking performance wasn’t the only highlight of the grand show. What added further lustre to the night was a host of celebrities who were spotted in the audience.Among them was Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar, who seemed to be enjoying the concert to bits, with her friends and colleagues.Ever since Manushi landed in India, she has been busy attending press conferences, programmes and ceremonies. And yet, amidst all of her commitments, she managed to spare time to attend the concert.Also Read: Manushi Chhillar: As a doctor and Miss World, my purpose is the sameSporting a sheer, black dress by Falguni & Shane Peacock, Manushi looked all geared up to groove to the music. Here’s a glimpse of the beauty queen, having fun with her gang of girls.Picture courtesy: Instagram/navelideshmukhShe took to the stage to wave the Indian flag, to greet the spectators at the concert, which was met with a lot of cheer from the crowd.The diva was also spotted clicking selfies with her friends. In one of them, she posed with Mr World 2016, Rohit Khandelwal and DJ Hardwell himself.Picture courtesy:Instagram/missindiaorg
NEW YORK — All in one fell swoop, Venus Williams eliminated one of the only two women who beat her younger sister this season and moved closer to a possible U.S. Open quarterfinal showdown against Serena.Gathering herself after a mid-match dip in play Friday, Venus reeled off the last five games and beat 12th-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-3, 6-4 to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2010.At 35, Venus was the oldest woman in the field. At 18, Bencic was the youngest to make it to the third round. She is mentored by Martina Hingis, who was sitting in the front row of her guest box in Arthur Ashe Stadium on a cloudy, breezy afternoon.During an on-court interview after Venus’ victory Friday, she was asked about having reached her first major final in her U.S. Open debut in 1997 — about six months after Bencic was born. Venus happened to lose that match to Hingis.“Why do you have to bring all that stuff up? It makes me feel old,” Venus replied, chuckling. “I love the game. I love the U.S. Open. I love how everyone got behind me, even when I was down. It’s a wonderful feeling.”Bencic takes the ball early, plays angles Hingis can appreciate, and is considered a likely future star of the game. She showed why last month at a hard-court event in Toronto, earning the title and defeating Serena along the way.Serena is seeking to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open and brought a 50-2 record in 2015 into her match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands scheduled for Friday night.In other action, 13th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, a 2014 semifinalist, was rebuffed in an attempt to get attention from a trainer for cramping in her taped-up right thigh while serving for the match, but eventually held on to beat 17th-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 7-5.“I was so scared,” said Makarova, who now plays 40th-ranekd Kristina Mladenovic of France.Defending champion Marin Cilic was among the men advancing in the afternoon, edging Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-1. Benoit Paire of France eliminated No. 26 Tommy Robredo, and No. 19 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine, both in straight sets.After getting broken late in the first set Friday, Bencic looked to be making headway in the second against the 23rd-seeded Venus, breaking for a 3-1 lead with a running, down-the-line backhand passing shot that drew an errant volley.“She’s tenacious,” Venus said, “and I’m really pleased to have played a match against someone who’s had a great summer.”Bencic held to go up 4-1.The match would last another 22 minutes — and Bencic would not win another game.Venus collected 21 of the last 29 points, including 11 of the last 12 she served, and wound up with a 31-12 edge in winners. Despite going for her shots, she limited herself to 15 unforced errors.“It’s always a balance for me between playing aggressive and not making errors,” Venus said. “At the end of the day, I’d rather make an error and play aggressive, go for it.”Looking ahead, she could face Serena early next week. Asked on court how aware she was of that, Venus said: “At this point, if you don’t know, you’re — I’m not even going to say. I hope we both get to the quarterfinals. I do.”Since getting to the semifinals five years ago, Venus has lost in the U.S. Open’s first round once, the second round twice and the third round last year.HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer ___TweetPinShare0 Shares