Wuk pan dem!!

first_imgSatiricus was ecstatic as he hurried over to the Back Street Bar. This was a special time of the year – IT WAS WARRIORS’ TIME!! The fellas’ favourite team – bar none – would be arriving this week for four games, and today was the planning session for the four days they’d be going to the ball game. This was like a campaign, like in that movie on the Dunkirk landing that ended WWII!!“Well chaps, ‘e all come dong pan abee, yuh know,” said Bungi. “Dem bais play all dem game outside, and yuh see how dem lose all t’ree?”“Yep!” agreed Satiricus fervently. “But weren’t most of those fans in Florida from Guyana?”“Not because they were wearing Warriors T-shirts mean they were REAL Guyanese,” said Hari darkly. “They’ve been living outside too long.”“Yes!” said Bungi. “An’ dem na gat nobaddy fuh play obeah pan de adda team.”“Well, that’s why we’re taking you to all four games in Guyana Bungi, ole buddy!” said Satiricus enthusiastically as he ordered another round of beer. “You have to wuk pon dem right here in Guyana!”“Yeah,” agreed Hari. “It’s clear those islanders were able to play their obeah on our boys with nobody to counter them.”“Me guh gat fuh get me real strang stuff,” said Bungi as he looked to Satiricus. “Put dong t’ree baatle high wine.”“OK,” said Satiricus. “What else?”“An bunjal two fowl cack fuh me eat,” continued Bungi, this time to Hari. “But save de four foot fuh me wuk de obeah a’ de groun’.”“OK,” said Hari. “My wife wondered why you need so much chicken to eat.”“Budday, tell yuh wife fuh na ques-chan wan obeah man,” answered Bungi. “She duz aks she dacta wha’ mek ‘e does put mass pan ‘e face when he aparate pan she?”last_img read more

Interim reprieve for ServiceOntario centre in Chatham

first_imgInitially slated for closure on Monday, there is now a short-term reprieve for the ServiceOntario centre in Chatham.The closure – announced on Thursday in a media release, as well as a sign on the door of the Grand Avenue East location – will now be pushed back to Sept. 30.Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls had a chance to speak with the service provider on Friday.“Working with the ministry, and with himself and with landlords, he has agreed to keep the doors open until Sept. 30,” he said. “It’s an interim solution, but it’s a whole lot better than having a shutdown on Monday.“We’re still working to minimize (or) not have gaps in the services ServiceOntario provides.”In an email on Friday, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services officials stated the process had already started to find another provider.“We have full intention to bring a ServiceOntario centre back to the community of Chatham. Our ministry has initiated a procurement process to acquire a new service provider to minimize the service gap to community and this work is underway,” the ministry stated.ServiceOntario centres are privately operated under contract with the province.Nicholls said Friday’s extension “buys us time to vet” any service proposals.“I’m going to be all over this for the next month,” he said.Before the reprieve was announced, the closure was widely criticized on social media by those who believe it made no sense to shut the doors in a community the size of Chatham.Nicholls said the local provider is retiring and credited his service to the community over the years.He said notice had been given in the spring about the retirement, but added the date changed several times.“We need to keep things rolling,” Nicholls said. “We have seniors, we have people looking for licence renewals, we have car dealerships and people needing health cards.”There are other nearby ServiceOntario centres in Blenheim, Dresden, Tilbury and Wallaceburg.The service also stated that residents can access more than 40 services online at ServiceOntario.ca.Nicholls added that not everyone has a computer and said identification photos still need to be taken in person.“We need a physical location, and I’m doing everything I can to ensure that that location remains where it’s at,” he said.tterfloth@postmedia.comTwitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

HR Advocacy: Help Shape the Workplace

first_img But what does being an HR ADVOCATE entail?  Consider these key elements of the job: Given HR’s unique knowledge and experience of implementing these laws within their organizations, wouldn’t their influence make for better HR public policy?  The answer is unequivocally YES, which is why the role of an HR Advocate is so important. Numerous employment, labor and employee benefit laws regulate the American workplace.  Human resource professionals conduct business daily within this framework. But what if HR professionals helped shape these very laws and regulations?  center_img Activism – Engaging policymakers to show how legislative proposals will impact your organization and employees helps shape the final proposal. Democracy – Participating in the public policy process many not be pretty at times (think of making sausage!), but it is critical to our democracy. Voice – Using your voice to ensure the HR perspective is heard on issues that affect the workplace not only influences the outcome, but helps elevate the HR profession. Opinions – Gathering important research and information to inform your opinions on key HR issues demonstrates you have “done your homework.” Champion – Championing an issue important to HR showcases your commitment to the profession, your employees and your organization. Advisor – Advising policymakers on HR public policy issues highlights the profession’s thought leadership and your value as a subject matter expert. Trusted – Communicating openly and honestly with policymakers helps develop a trusted relationship, whereby your input on issues is welcomed and valued. Experience – Sharing your actual experiences as an HR professional helps fill an educational void, given few policymakers have an HR background. Join HR advocacy in action at the SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference. I look forward to welcoming both new and seasoned HR advocates to our nation’s capital in a few weeks as we canvass Capitol Hill.last_img read more

Rating the Memetrackers: Redux

first_img13 months ago Read/WriteWeb published a review post about the leading “memetrackers” – i.e. sites that cluster and filter the latest tech news. Myconclusion at that time was that Techmemecame out on top, closely followed by Tailrankand Topix.net. My summary back then:“All in all, Memeorandum still comes out trumps in terms of clusteringlayout, speed and relevancy. Topix.net and TailRank are strong services too.Also I suspect Chuquet and Megite will pick up the pace once they’ve enhancedtheir interfaces. A very interesting space to watch!”Later in 2006 I also comparedTailRank to Techmeme. But it’s over a year since the original analysis andso time for an update. I have to admit that personally I’ve stuck with TechMeme,although I check out the others every now and then too. To do a proper update would take me at least a few hours of research. Luckily Stan Schroeder overat franticindustries has saved me the trouble, by publishing anin-depth overview of the Memetracker market, circa 2007. Stan covers 8memetrackers: Blogniscient,Buzzfeed, Chuquet,Daily Rotation,Feedable,Megite, Tailrank,Techmeme.Stan’s conclusion is that Techmeme, Tailrank and Megite are the leading threememetrackers, because “they have more features, index more sites, and bringthe news faster than the rest.”. He also noted that Daily Rotation (acustomizable news aggregator) and Buzzfeed (adds its own editorial commentary)“are a bit different than others”.Standid a little test at the end of his article, which pretty much shows the currentstate of the memetrackers:“While I was writing this article, a very important news item broke:Viacom‚Äôs lawsuit against Google. I was following the technology sections ofall 8 memetrackers. Techmeme picked up the news first, soon to be followed byMegite and Tailrank. Daily Rotation and Feedable followed soon, while Chuquetwas yet a bit more slower, and Blogniscient hasn‚Äôt picked up this news itemeven several hours after it broke out.” My experience has also been that Techmeme is usually the fastest, althoughI’ve taken to referring to the top stories on there as “Techmemescrums” – because when a top story breaks, there is a massive ‘me too’ pileon from tech blogs. It’s the same on TailRank and Megite – and this trend isgetting a little tiresome. Why? Because the business type stories (like thecurrent Cisco-Webex one dominating the news) tend to obscure the realweb tech stories too much… but that’s just me.This is why I supplement myTechmeme diet with the likes of Topix.netTech (not profiled by Stan) and my personal RSS filter feeds, which give memore variety and largely keep the ‘me too’ news blogs out of my results. Also Iget a great daily fix of headlines from OriginalSignal,which has a good variety of pages now. What do you think of the memetrackers and which is your favorite? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#web center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

DAY ONE SUMMARY

first_imgMuch to the relief of the TFA tournament staff, the sun came out to shine for the first day of action at the 2006 National 18 Years and under Championships.The day began with an Opening Ceremony to welcome all players, officials and spectators to Coffs Harbour as well as to farewell representatives of the Australian sides heading to South Africa in January for the World Cup. Coffs Harbour Mayor, Hon. Mr Keith Rhoades helped open the event, with South Sydney Rabbitohs and ex-Australian Touch representative Joe Williams out and about viewing the best junior Touch players in the country.MENS DIVISION SUMMARY:The Men’s division is as strong as ever this year, with several teams looking capable of taking out the title. Although it’s only early days, both the Sydney Mets and the Hunter Western Hornets look as though they might join last year’s finalists Southern Suns and NSWCHS as front-runners for the trophy.The Hunter-Western Hornets caused an upset in their first game, after a 6-all draw with defending champions, the Southern Suns. The Sydney Mets are also emerging as one of the strongest team in the competition, after defeating Northern Territory a massive 20-1 in their opening match.After a disappointing performance in 2005 Queensland Secondary Schools find themselves in a very tense Pool B alongside last year’s finalists NSW Combined High Schools and the Northern Eagles.NSWCHS will also be a team to watch out for with the Kennedy brothers, Maurice and John back again to display their speed and skill.The Northern Eagles boys came into this year’s tournament on a high from their domination of the Men’s 20’s division at the NTL in March. QSST recorded their first win for the tournament beating NSWCIS 14-2.WHO’S LEADING THE MEN’S POOLS?Hunter Western Hornets are the team to watch in Pool A after a courageous 6-all draw with defending champions the Southern Suns today. They backed up to defeat Crusaders 13-3 on field one this afternoon.NSWCCC started well with a 4-2 win over Sydney Scorpions. The Southern Suns are sitting midway through their pool after their draw with the Hornets. But they recovered to beat Central Queensland 9-3 this afternoon.NSWCHS are leading Pool B after one of the most exciting matches we’ll see on field one this afternoon. They narrowly defeated QSST 6-5. Pool B is proving to be the pool to watch in the Men’s division. North Queensland have performed well on day one, producing wins against the ACT and NSWCIS.The Northern Eagles have not lived up to expectations, recording two losses on day one. In a pool where mistakes are very costly, they’ll be looking for improvement tomorrow when they take on NSWCIS and QSST.The ACT had an encouraging win this afternoon over the Eagles, 8-6. They’ll be hoping to continue that form through to tomorrow against NSWCIS.Sydney Mets are the red hot team in Pool C with SunCoast also a chance.Mets were too good for both the Northern Territory who they beat, 20-1 and South West Queensland who they beat 13-3.Brisbane City Cobras are also looking good in Pool C, they recorded an 8-1 win over SWQ, but were defeated by SunCoast 4-2 in their last round match this afternoon.WOMEN’S DIVISION SUMMARY:In the Women’s division NSWCHS and QSST both started strongly this year. After an exciting and tight grand final last year, both teams will be hoping to continue their form through to the finals again.Led by captain Nicole Beck, who is a member of the Women’s Open National Training squad, NSWCHS recorded impressive wins over North Queensland and Central Queensland.QSST also played well on day one, beating SunCoast in their opening match, 8-2. They also beat NSWCIS 10-1 this afternoon.The Southern Suns showed they are also a team to watch, after holding out NSWCCC to record a 6-4 victory. They also had a notable win against the ACT this afternoon, beating them 14-0.WHO’S LEADING THE WOMEN’S POOLS?Pool A is being led by the defending champions NSWCHS, who recorded two convincing wins in their first day’s play.Sydney Mets are sitting in second place, after drawing 1-1 with Sydney Scorpions and beating Tasmania 5-3. North Queensland were unlucky to play NSWCHS in their first match, but they recovered well to defeat Scorpions 9-2.Tasmania have been competitive in their pool, losing narrowly to both Central Queensland and Mets.QSST and Brisbane City Cobras are clearly dominating Pool B and are currently sharing the lead. QSST opened their campaign with an 8-2 win over SunCoast  and a 10-1 win over NSWCIS.Cobras are trying to overcome the dominance of the school system by beating Eagles 5-2 and Crusaders 10-1. They will have their chance tomorrow at 3.40pm when they take on QSST.SunCoast recovered well from their 8-2 loss to QSST and have shown promise, recording a 10-2 win over Northern Eagles. Great defence saw NSWCIS keep the Crusaders scoreless in their 10-0 victory this morning, but they couldn’t carry on in their winning ways losing to QSST 10-1 this afternoon.Southern Suns are running hot in Pool C, they sent out a warning to the school systems after beating NSWCCC 6-4 and ACT 14-0.SQBD are also a team to watch in this pool, they showed promise recording an 8-1 victory over the ACT before beating the Hornets 6-3 this afternoon.NSWCCC had a shaky start against the Suns, but restored their confidence with a 14-3 win over the Northern Territory.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Players will embrace Arsenal FA Cup test

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Players will embrace Arsenal FA Cup testby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has welcomed their fourth round FA Cup tie with Arsenal.Solskjaer says his players will embrace the test.He said, “Fantastic. We need these games. These players need the big games to be challenged.”Of course, everyone says we’ve won the last five games but [they have] not been [against] big opposition. But you can only beat the teams you play and, for us to get tested and go to the next level, you need those games. And if you want to win the FA Cup, you have to beat everybody.”Assistant coach Michael Carrick added: “It’s a typically nice draw, just when you want a nice little home game!“But if you want to get to the final or win these competitions, you’ve got to play and beat [the best teams] and we’ll look forward to going down there.” last_img read more

Royal Pains Cast Plays A Starring Role In Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

first_imgThe Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has teamed up with the cast of the USA Network primetime show “Royal Pains” to educate fans and the general public about the severity of pancreatic cancer.Video: Royal Pains Pancreatic Cancer Action Network PSA – November 2013Mark Feuerstein, who plays Dr. Hank Lawson, the talented and respected doctor behind a Hamptons medical practice, appears in a new public service announcement (PSA) for the organization with co-stars Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Brooke D’Orsay, and Ben Shenkman.Royal Pains creator and executive producer, Andrew Lenchewski, was personally touched by the disease when he lost his father to pancreatic cancer in April 2013. The PSA is in memory of his father Dr. Enrique Lenchewski, Eden Ross Lipson (mother of Royal Pains associate producer Margo Johnston), Danny Aiello III (former Royal Pains stunt coordinator and son of actor Danny Aiello), and the thousands across the nation affected by the disease.“Too many members of the Royal Pains family have been personally affected by pancreatic cancer, and we are proud to support the important work being done by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network,” stated Andrew Lenchewski. “What the organization is doing to advance research for pancreatic cancer and to increase the visibility of pancreatic cancer really motivated our team to get involved and help make a difference. Together, we can make progress by raising awareness and fighting to make pancreatic cancer a national priority.”Pancreatic cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but is expected to become the second by 2020. This year alone, more than 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and more than 38,000 will die from the disease. And, the five year survival rate is just six percent.“We applaud Andrew Lenchewski and the Royal Pains cast for recognizing that they can make a difference by joining our efforts to advance research, support patients and create hope for the pancreatic cancer community,” said Julie Fleshman, president and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “The Royal Pains team will be wonderful allies for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as we work diligently to double the survival rate for pancreatic cancer by 2020.”To learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, visit www.pancan.org.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Trudeau McKenna to announce compensation for federal carbon plan

first_imgOTTAWA – Canadians will soon find out exactly how they will be compensated for the upcoming federal carbon tax.The Canadian Press has learned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Toronto on Tuesday with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna where they will unveil a long-promised rebate plan and will announce which provinces will be subject to a federally-imposed price on pollution.Provinces that don’t meet the federal standard of having a carbon price of at least $20 per tonne of emissions by January 1 will have Ottawa’s plan forced on them.Residents in those provinces are expected to begin receiving rebate cheques based on their household income level and family size to help offset cost impacts like higher heating bills and gas prices.Insiders say the cheques will roll out with plenty of time for Canadians to feel their impact before the next election.Carbon pricing is expected to be a key campaign issue, with the federal Conservatives pushing heavily against a carbon tax and insisting they would eliminate it entirely if they form government.last_img read more

Mamata shares development achievements in Facebook post

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday shared some significant achievements in development and financial management in Bengal, over the last seven and half years since her government assumed office in 2011, on her Facebook page.She has pointed out that the state’s planned expenditure has increased nearly six times from Rs 14,615.16 crore in 2010-11 to Rs 85,328.53 crore in 2018-19. “The capital expenditure leading to creation of infrastructure and social assets has increased more than 11 times from Rs 2,225.75 crore in 2010-11 to Rs 25,287.20 crore in 2018-19,” Banerjee wrote in the post on her Facebook page. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe further mentioned in the post that the state’s own tax revenue has increased 3 times from Rs 21,128.74 crore in 2010-11 to Rs 62,746.58 crore in 2018-19. “We had announced a Tax Settlement Dispute Scheme last year. Nearly 29,000 cases have been settled by March 31, 2019, with a revenue collection of nearly Rs 754 crore,” the Chief Minister added. It may be mentioned that the Mamata Banerjee government’s performance in improving the financial health was acknowledged with the national award for e-governance in 2014. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThis impetus to e-governance resulted in higher revenue generation, which in turn contributed to more resources for development. The higher tax compliance in general (including as a result of e-governance), has consequently made available a higher amount for expenditure. The expenditure pattern has also improved. Apart from a rise in capital expenditure and planned expenditure, there has been a rise in spending in social infrastructure, agri, agri allied and rural development, physical infrastructure etc. The Gross Value-Added (GVA) and per capita income of the state has been far better than the country. As mentioned in the manifesto of the Trinamool Congress, the growth rate in the industrial sector has been 194 percent higher than India, while that in the services sector has been 26 percent higher. The growth rate in the agriculture and allied sectors has been 247 percent higher than the country. It may be mentioned that the state government has already brought a threefold increase in the income of farmers and has bagged the Central government’s Krishi Karman Award for five consecutive years for record production of crops.last_img read more

Mission mahamilavat wants khichdi govt at Centre Modi

first_imgKoderma (Jharkhand): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the ‘mission mahamilavat’ of the opposition is keen to form a “khichdi” government at the Centre, the strings of which will remain in the hands of the Congress.Addressing a poll rally in Jamua under Koderma Lok Sabha constituency in support of BJP candidate Annapurna Devi, Modi alleged that the grand alliance of opposition parties does not at any cost want a government with absolute majority. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”The ‘Mission Mahamilavat’ (of opposition parties) wants a khichdi government at the Centre, and its strings would remain in the hands of the Congress, as the party knows it cannot form a government on its own under any circumstance,” he said. The prime minister also accused the Congress of rallying behind parties to destabilise governments. “Around two decades ago, a similar ‘mission mahamilavat’ tried to stop Atal Bihari Vajpayee from becoming the PM… the Congress rallied behind some parties, resulting in change of governments and prime ministers every two-three years,” Modi said. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadHe said the opposition’s grand alliance and its leaders owe allegiance to nobody, and are only interested in votes. “They are just not interested in the development of those areas where they do not see their votebank,” Modi alleged. Without taking the name of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda — who has been charged with cases of money laundering and coal scam — Modi took a swipe at the Congress for supporting a tainted politician.last_img read more