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2018 POM snooker comp cues off

first_imgNext week Thursday will see the start of the Port Moresby Open snooker tournament which is open to all affiliated POMBSA members.There will be no Premier division matches. Also, the Open Division matches will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday nights only to make way for the Open. Any POMBSA affiliated players still wanting to take part can see Joe Chan at the Q club Lamana Hotel to register. Port Moresby Country Club:Magic 9 defeated PXP Top shooters Four game to Three.  Phil Magic lead the way for the Magic 9 and Arana Taviri was the best for Topshooters. The results for the 1st week of Premier division games:Q Club Lamana Hotel: DKS Snipers defeated Lamana 1, Four games to Three. Marcus Ng was the best player for Snipers and Arua Simoi for Lamana 1 Tournament Director, Joe Chan pointed out that the Premier division has the cream of Port Moresby’s POMBSA affiliated players playing in a team format. “The Open division see’s last years A,B and C grade teams merging. “It’s very exciting especially for the newcomers in C grade who get to play alongside more experienced A and B grade players. “This will definitely help in their development in the code.”Chan was also very appreciative of the three venues- Q Club Lamana Hotel, the Port Moresby Country Club and the Aviat sporting and social club for the use of their facilities. Aviat Sporting & Social Club:PXP Breakers defeated Lamana 2 Six games to One.  The Best for Breakers was Harry English and Noel Ramos for Lamana 2.last_img read more

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Mayweather, McGregor poised for history-making fight

first_imgAfter months of hype and profanity Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor take their war of words into the ring on Saturday night for a boxing mismatch that is poised to become the richest fight in history.From motorcycle daredevil Evil Knievel to off-the-wall comedian Carrot Top, the Las Vegas strip has seen it all, but nothing quite like the crossover fight between undefeated boxer Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion McGregor.Boxing purists have dismissed the bout as nothing more than a cash grab with McGregor in line for a $100 million pay day and Mayweather adding upwards of $200 million to push his career earnings towards the $1 billion mark.Despite what is by most barometers a massive mismatch there is global fascination in the fight that could prove to be the richest in boxing history.Promoters have sold the bout as “historical,” a fight that will be talked about around the world for years to come and many intrigued fight fans have bought into the hype.A crowd of close to 20,000 is expected to fill the T-Mobile Arena, where ringside seats on resale sites are being offered for more than $100,000, with millions more around the globe watching on pay-per-view.There will be no titles on the line, only a gaudy “Money Belt” with a strap made from crocodile leather and featuring 24 karat gold, 3,360 diamonds along with sapphires and emeralds, but much will be riding on the result.For Mayweather it will be the culmination of a life’s work, a chance to surpass former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano, who retired with a perfect 49-0 career record.For McGregor, a victory would give him the greatest upset in combat sports history and establish him as a crossover star able to choose big money fights in both the octagon and the ring.The brash, charismatic Irishman, also known as ‘Mystic Mac’ for accurately predicting the outcome of his fights, has gazed into his crystal ball and says he will knock out the 40-year-old American inside two rounds of the scheduled 12-round bout.Mayweather, a 12-times world champion over five weight divisions who traditionally fights defensive battles, is also calling for a knockout, something he has not done since stopping Victor Ortiz nearly six years ago.“I’ve said it’s not going the distance and you can mark my words,” said Mayweather. “I know that I’m in for a tough fight but there is one thing I do know, this fight is not going the distance.”McGregor, who was on social welfare from the Irish government as recently as four years ago, is the blue collar populist champion but the bulk of the money being wagered is all in Mayweather’s corner.Smaller bets are going on McGregor with UFC fans backing up their loyalty with their wallets. But the Las Vegas smart money is all streaming towards Mayweather with reports of several $1 million bets being laid on the ‘Money Man.’So sure is Irish bookmaker Paddy Power of the outcome that they have already paid out on a Mayweather victory.As far as McGregor is concerned, anyone betting against him should take their money onto the Strip and set it on fire.“I will go forward and put the pressure on and break this old man,” said McGregor. “I don’t see him lasting two rounds, I feel I will have the decision to end it inside one.“He’s a beaten man. He will not be able to take the ferociousness that I come with.”Aside from McGregor’s cocky assurances there is little in the tale of the tape to tip an upset.Mayweather, who will bring a 49-0 record into the ring, is already recognised as one of the greatest fighters of all-time, a brilliant defensive tactician and counter puncher who has ruled the ring for 21 years.In the other corner stands hard-hitting McGregor, a two-time world champion in the octagon making his professional boxing debut who will try to do what a long list of great fighters have been unable to do — stop Mayweather.McGregor’s potential to register the biggest upset in boxing history rests largely with the intangibles.As aggressive in the ring as he is outside it, the 29-year-old Irishman will have youth and power on his side.A fearless and vicious fighter taking on an aging boxer who hasn’t fought in almost two years, McGregor’s best shot at a victory will be connecting with a thundering left hand like the one that dropped Jose Aldo 13 seconds into their UFC featherweight championship fight.“Everyone knows I can fight. I can give it and I can take,” said Mayweather. “After 21 years I’ve been hit with everything and I’m still right here.”last_img read more

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Wildlife conservation strategies must take animals’ social lives into account: Researchers

first_imgAnimal Behavior, Animal Intelligence, Animals, Birds, Chimpanzees, Conservation, Elephants, Environment, Human-wildlife Conflict, Mammals, Marine Animals, Marine Mammals, Research, Whales, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation In a paper published in Science last month, an international team of researchers argues that the growing body of evidence on the importance of social learning and animal cultures must be taken more fully into account in order to improve wildlife conservation efforts.“Animal culture” consists of information and behaviors shared amongst members of a wildlife community, such as a flock of migratory birds, a herd of elephants, or a pod of whales. For whooping cranes to retain knowledge of migration routes across generations, for instance, this knowledge must be passed between members of the flock through what scientists call “social learning.”Despite the mounting evidence of the far-reaching implications of social learning for the preservation of wildlife, however, international policy forums that devise large-scale conservation strategies “have so far not engaged substantially with the challenges and opportunities presented by this new scientific perspective,” the researchers note. There’s a chimpanzee population in Western Africa that uses tools to crack open nuts. Scientists theorize that this behavior provides the chimps with access to an important source of food during the dry season, so it’s no wonder that this behavior has been passed down from generation to generation.This is just one example of the many distinct cultures that wildlife populations around the world have developed in order to adapt and thrive in their environments.In a paper published in Science last month, an international team of researchers argues that the growing body of evidence on the importance of social learning and animal cultures must be taken more fully into account in order to improve wildlife conservation efforts.“Animal culture” consists of information and behaviors shared amongst members of a wildlife community, such as a flock of migratory birds, a herd of elephants, or a pod of whales. For whooping cranes to retain knowledge of migration routes across generations, for instance, this knowledge must be passed between members of the flock through what scientists call “social learning.”The authors of the Science paper, led by Philippa Brakes of the University of Exeter in the UK, cite a number of implications that the transmission of behaviors and knowledge through social learning can have for a species’ conservation, ranging from positive — “e.g., adaptive exploitation of a new food source” — to negative — “e.g., increasing conflict with humans, such as when sperm whales learn to remove fish from longlines.” Social learning can lead to distinct cultures amongst subpopulations, “erecting social barriers” between, say, different vocal clans of sperm whales — and this “cultural segregation” can mean that separate groups of animals can have very different foraging strategies, which in turn affects their ability to cope with environmental change. It can also lead to the “increased importance of key individuals as repositories of accumulated knowledge,” meaning that the targeted protection of, as an example, certain African elephant matriarchs, can be crucial to the preservation of a particular herd of elephants.African elephants. Photo Credit: Vicki Fishlock, Amboseli Trust for Elephants.Thus, animal culture “can have important consequences for the survival and reproduction of individuals, social groups, and potentially, entire populations,” the authors write. “Understanding the importance of behavioral diversity will benefit conservation policies both when assessing the status of potentially vulnerable populations (e.g., when delineating units to conserve, by accounting for cultural segregation) and when devising effective conservation strategies (e.g., by identifying key repositories of social knowledge).”These types of insights can help humans design effective wildlife conservation interventions. “Positive conservation outcomes can depend on the restoration of cultural knowledge,” Brakes and team add in the paper. “For example, because whooping cranes learn migratory routes socially, human surrogates in ultralight aircraft can guide naïve, captive-bred birds along their first migration, potentially boosting the effectiveness of reintroduction programs.”Despite the mounting evidence of the far-reaching implications of social learning for the preservation of wildlife, however, international policy forums that devise large-scale conservation strategies “have so far not engaged substantially with the challenges and opportunities presented by this new scientific perspective,” the researchers note. The result is that conservation strategies have tended to be largely focused on demographic-level responses by wildlife species to their changing environments and the preservation of genetically defined groups of animals deemed evolutionarily significant.“Beyond genes, knowledge is also an important currency for wildlife,” Brakes said in a statement. “As well as conserving genetic diversity, we must work towards maintaining cultural diversity within animal populations, as a reservoir for resilience and adaptation. This is an important reframing of our understanding of the natural world, which will necessitate changes in international wildlife law.”A humpback whale. Photo Credit: Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory, UQ.Brakes and colleagues highlight the United Nations Environment Programme’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS, often referred to simply as the Bonn Convention) as one of the few international policy-making bodies that is applying our understanding of animal cultures to better protect the world’s wildlife, in this case migratory species.“This new frontier of animal culture and social complexity opens a fascinating and innovative perspective on how we consider animals; from single components of population models to individuals who offer specific contributions to the rest of the social group,” Dr. Fernando Spina, chair of the CMS Scientific Council and a co-author of the Science paper, said in a statement. “When thinking of strategies to conserve migratory animals, which is the main mission of CMS at the global level, with individual animals visiting different countries along their annual cycle, cultural transmission of knowledge on how to fulfill their incredible migratory journeys is a new component environmental policies should fully take into account.”The authors argue that it is important for other international environmental agreements, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to consider animal culture in their scientific assessments and policy decision-making. “We see opportunities to extend our approach beyond species and issues currently covered by CMS, for example, when assessing the sustainability of exports and trade through CITES processes,” they write. “Such consideration is timely, because 2020 is the final year of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, when governments will negotiate the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework.”Study co-author Christian Rutz, a professor at the University of St Andrews in the UK, called our growing understanding of the conservation significance of animals’ social lives “an incredibly important development,” adding: “Decades of research on animal cultures are now being put to good use in conservation science and policy making, and we have a much better idea of what knowledge gaps still need filling.”An adult chimp cracks a nut with a rock while a juvenile looks on. Photo Credit: Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto.CITATION• Brakes, P. et al. (2019). Animal cultures matter for conservation. Science, 363(6431), 1032-1034. doi:10.1126/science.aaw3557 Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by Mike Gaworeckilast_img read more

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Mark Dickel rues late TNT collapse in Game 5: ‘Whatever could go wrong did go wrong’

first_imgAsked about expanding his rotation, Dickel said that such an approach is “moot.”“Ultimately, man, I got to do what I think is in the best interest of us winning us as many games,” he said.Dickel, though, knows he can’t afford any more slip-ups if he aspires to deliver TNT’s first title in four years.“In Game 6 man, we can’t lose any more games. We gotta come ready to win,” he added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Jayson Castro proves he still has it Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? But he still stuck to his main core for most of the time, nearly depleting Terrence Jones when it mattered.That was especially evident during the final frame when the Beermen mounted a spirited fightback and regained the lead from 16 down.“Whatever could go wrong did go wrong,” Dickel lamented. “It’s kind of Game 2.”Former MVP Kelly Williams and fellow forward Tony Semerad remain sidelined due to injuries.“We just gave them that one,” Dickel said after a short pause.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ But against a San Miguel side that has figured out a working tactic of their own, KaTropa drew the short end of the stick and absorbed their first back-to-back setback, a 99-94 loss in Game 5.“It wasn’t a great way to finish the game,” Dickel told reporters after the losing stand that saw them giving up a double-digit lead.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I thought we had a pretty good game up until that point. And then they made some plays, and we didn’t. We took the L.”Dickel, KaTropa’s other shot-caller, rotated 10 of his players, including fresh-from-shelf Ryan Reyes to go against the Beermen’s deep cast. LATEST STORIEScenter_img MANILA, Philippines–TNT active consultant Mark Dickel has been gambling on using a short rotation that has yielded results for his team in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogonlast_img read more

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Focus placed on high rate of suicide in Guyana

first_imgSome of those who attended the 60th St Michael Mothers’ Union anniversary seminarMothers’ Union Anniversary Suicide, being one of the world’s major public health issues, is one of the reasons it takes priority in the local healthcare system, Government Medical Officer Dr Stephen Cheesoon said.Dr Cheesoon was at the time delivering the feature address at the St Michael Mothers’ Union 60th anniversary celebrations at Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice).He pointed out that there is no age to suicide but there are signs to look for in persons who have suicidal tendencies: “The main way we can prevent suicide is by recognising the warning signs. Some of these signs are when persons talk about suicide all the time; you may want to pull that person aside and ask them how they are feeling because that is one of the first warning signs of suicide.”He pointed out too that persons who speak a lot about death and admire persons in their dead state could have suicidal tendencies: “Those persons you need to look at and talk to; they need to know that someone cares.”Dr Cheesoon  who is attached to the Fort Wellington Hospital, also spoke of those who have a low self-esteem, hate themselves and make utterances which suggest that they do not fit into society: “And you find a lot of self-hatred in those boys and girls who have been abused sexually. They have a lot of self-hatred for themselves because they think, ‘if my parents loved me then why would they do this to me?’ and when you speak to sexually abused persons you cannot be telling everybody about this because our society is not one that caters to accept this.”Suicidal tendencies could also be found in persons who have reckless behaviour such as reckless driving, unprotected sex and show little value for life: “Also those who have a sudden sense of calm and happiness and these are the ones we want to look at because they are normally depressed and stressed out and then all of a sudden they are in this state of happiness. Those persons are the ones that actually kill themselves. Those are the persons who make peace with themselves and say this is the only way to get out.”Meanwhile, Deputy Commander of B Division, Senior Superintendent Errol Watts noted that the figures as they relate to suicide in Berbice are alarming. In 2013 there were 39 cases of suicide.“In 2016 so far we have recorded nine cases of suicide, six of which occurred trough hanging, two by poisoning and a case where a 71-year-old man shot himself with his licence firearm,” Watts related.In observance of its 60th anniversary the St Michael Mothers’ Union which also has men in its membership, chose suicide as the platform to mark the occasion.last_img read more

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Irwin’s passing felt in L.A.’s deep

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleSeveral gator sightings kept hope alive that Reggie would be caught, and soon. But as alligators do, Reggie went into a style of hibernation for the winter, and the alligators hunters went home.Irwin promised at the time to return to L.A. in the spring when Reggie came out of hibernation. But Reggie never did. It’s not even clear if Reggie is still in the murk of Lake Machado. There have been just a few unconfirmed sightings, but that’s it.“We brought in wildlife experts early on to see if there was any indication if the alligator was still there,” said Jon Kirk Mukri, general manager of the city’s parks department. “We had conflicting reports.” There are some culverts he could have used to escape, Mukri said. If he’s still around, it could be that this year’s weird weather — a winter that jumped directly into full-on summer — might have confused the alligator. IT’S always sad when people larger than life die an untimely death in pursuit of their life’s work. And that’s why we writers have spilled plenty of ink exploring the life, death and videoed last minutes of Steve Irwin, the Aussie “Crocodile Hunter” of TV’s “Animal Planet” fame who was stabbed in the heart by a stringray over the Labor Day weekend. But what many don’t realize is that this is a loss for Los Angeles way beyond the choice of quality cable programming. If not for that stingray, Irwin might well have become a local legend as the man who captured Reggie, the outlaw alligator living (we think!) in the depths of Lake Machado. Reggie, you may recall, was the 7-foot prehistoric-looking beast dumped into the lake by a former Los Angeles police officer and a buddy last summer. They were arrested and charged with the crime, but the gator remains on the lam. Irwin and his “Animal Planet” crew were quietly helping the city capture Reggie. He had personally visited at the height of Reggie-mania last fall, when various self-styled alligator wranglers vied to be the one who caught the monster before someone got hurt or, eek, eaten up. Irwin’s crew, however, believed Reggie was still afoot. The city Parks Department and Councilwoman Janice Hahn, in whose district the lake sits, kept in regular contact with Irwin’s people. In early spring, Irwin’s crew came back to L.A. and inspected the lake from the shores and from the water. They didn’t see the alligator himself, but Mukri said the crew noticed things, like possible nests, that led them to believe that Reggie was still in the area. Just laying low.They were to return for the full gator extraction as soon as the scaly head surfaced. But now the hope of the great Crocodile Hunter rescuing L.A. from its weird predicament is dashed. Yay!Again, it’s sad that Irwin is dead. From all accounts, he was a super guy whose contribution to the conservation and understanding of animals puts him on par with Charles Darwin and Dr. Doolittle. But with Earth’s most famous animal wrangler out of the way, it’s a little like the legend of Reggie just got a stay of execution.Last year, I suggested that Los Angeles might benefit from giving in to the trick of fate and dubbing Lake Machado “Lake Gator.” The initial media attention stirred up the park’s attendance by people hoping for a glimpse of Reggie. Surely many of them would have liked to commemorate the event with T-shirt and stuffed gator at the Lake Reggie gift shop.Still, for safety’s sake, authorities still consider Reggie to be an unwelcome squatter. And I understand the realities of keeping people eaters away from people trumps some whimsical marketing ploy. Toward that end, the tape put up last year to keep people from venturing to the water’s edge — and straight into Reggie’s gaping maw — remains in place for the indefinite future. Although Reggie is an outlaw, the city plans to take him alive if he ever turns up, Mukri said. If and when that happens, he will be taken to the Los Angeles Zoo for quarantine, where he might get to stay for good. Mukri says the zoo doesn’t have a particular need for more alligators, but would make an exception for such a legendary creature as Reggie. And why not? No matter where he came from, he’s an Angeleno now. He deserves to stay.RIP Irwin. Long live Reggie.Mariel Garza is a columnist and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. Write to her by e-mail at mariel.garza@dailynews.com160Want 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

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Board OKs master plan

first_imgIt will include a city bus stop so local transit companies can deliver students right to the heart of campus. Other first phase projects include a central plant to upgrade the electrical and heating and cooling infrastructure; improvements to the police academy and fire academy; establishing satellite campuses in El Monte and South Whittier; upgrading an applied technology center; a new students services facility; and a new physical education complex. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want 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 MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleThe EIR shows the college mitigated concerns over a sensitive area by cancelling plans for a north entrance to relieve traffic problems. In addition, the college performed a spring plant survey and a tally of a local bird population called the California Gnatcatcher. Two “unavoidable significant impacts” remained as projected impacts on the local environment as a result of the upgrades; regional air quality impacts from the commuters and traffic congestion in and around the campus. The board decided on Aug. 2 to postpone the building of a parking structure by placing it in the master plan’s second phase of projects – a move that raised the ire of many students who said the board promised the structure when it was campaigning for the $245 million bond issue passed by voters in 2004. To help relieve traffic in the meantime, a separate road leading into campus from Workman Mill Road is planned that will end near the main campus center, facilities director Steve Lohr said. WHITTIER – After several years and much anticipation, the Rio Hondo College board unanimously approved the final environmental impact report and master plan Wednesday for a multimillion dollar campus improvement bond project. The approval ended in applause as each trustee thanked the consultants, students and staff members who guided the process to a final vision. Ray Williams, a biology professor at the college, complimented the board for going “above and beyond” the requirements of the 1970 California Environmental Quality Act. “I think the college bent over backwards with us, the activists who came out,” said Williams, who was hired as an environmental consultant for the EIR. “I’ve been here for 39 years so I know the area. \ shows the board really made an attempt to be good citizens.” last_img read more

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Learners turn out for Donegal ETB presentation night – Pic Special

first_imgOver one hundred people gathered in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny on Thursday to receive a wide range of awards from Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Services. Certificates were presented in a wide range of programmes and subject areas for adult learners who achieved certification in a full-time and part-time programme over the last year.Speaking at the awards, Cróna Gallagher, Director of FET, Donegal ETB congratulated all the learners saying: “I’m delighted to be able to share in their achievements. The certification they have received here tonight will now open up many more progression options to them within the world of work or further and higher education and training.” A number of learners also spoke on the night about their experience of completing a FET course with Donegal ETB. These included Ciara Mc Elroy (Leaving Certificate), Marie Mitchell (ICT), Piaras Buchanan (Software Developer), Elilish Browne (Payroll), Dean Kane (Java Foundations), Susan O Donnell (Business Management) and Fran Duffy (Surf Instructor).Donegal ETB Chairperson, Cllr Martin Hanley, who presented the awards said: “It’s an honour to present awards to so many adults and I would like to congratulate each and every one of them on their achievements.”Many of the FET awards were co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.at the presentation of Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Services awards in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday last. Photo Clive Wassonat the presentation of Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Services awards in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday last. Photo Clive Wassonat the presentation of Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Services awards in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday last. Photo Clive Wassonat the presentation of Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Services awards in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday last. Photo Clive Wassonat the presentation of Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Services awards in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday last. Photo Clive Wassonat the presentation of Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Services awards in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday last. Photo Clive Wassonat the presentation of Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Services awards in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday last. Photo Clive Wassonat the presentation of Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Services awards in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday last. Photo Clive Wassonat the presentation of Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Services awards in the Radisson Hotel Letterkenny on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonLearners turn out for Donegal ETB presentation night – Pic Special was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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 ETBlast_img read more

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Zoho Launches Notebook Beta

first_imgWith Zoho Notebook, you can create many different types of content – such as text, image, audio, video, drawings, RSS feeds. It’s also a content aggregator (including HTML content from web, Zoho Writer doc, Zoho Sheet spreadsheet etc) and has impressive collaboration features. While content aggregation and collaboration are almost mandatory these days in a Web Office product, it’s the variety of content you can aggregate and collaborate over that is impressive in Zoho Notebook. Also the ability to mash it all up. Other features include permission settings at object level, versioning support to view/revert to any past version, and ability to add comments to pages or to individual objects. There is also a Firefox add-on for clipping web pages.Check out this video demo: At the end of January, we reported on a new “preview product” called Zoho Notebook. Well tonight it has launched as a beta product. In the office software space nowadays, comparisons must be made not only to the equivalent Microsoft Office product – but also the equivalent Google Web Office product. Not forgetting of course the many smaller vendors of Web Office. In any case, when it came out in preview Zoho Notebook was immediately compared to Microsoft’s OneNote application andGoogle Notebook. My own conclusion when trying out the product back then was that Zoho Notebook offered different things than Microsoft OneNote and more things than Google Notebook. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#web#Web Office A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market ConclusionSome example use cases, as we discussed last time, include students using it to compile research or enterprises using it as a project management tool. Right now, Zoho Notebook still feels like a beta (which I guess is why it is a beta), but the potential is there for an app that aggregates many different types of content from across the Web in a notebook style. Personally I am a bit of an old-school guy when it comes to note-taking, as I still carry around paper notebooks. But I will no doubt ‘go digital’ with notes one day, and Zoho Notebook or another similar web native app is likely to be what I use.One final point. I know that many people who use Microsoft OneNote do so on a tablet, allowing them to scribble down (literally, in their own hand-writing) notes while on the move. I suspect Zoho Notebook also needs to tap into that ‘mobility’ use case.Disclosure: Zoho is a R/WW sponsor. richard macmanuslast_img read more

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BSI Awarded Axis Communications’ 2016 Retail Partner of the Year for the Second Year…

first_imgBest Security Industries (BSI), a premiere provider of certified, pre-owned and private label electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems and custom video solutions, today announced that it was named 2016 Retail Partner of the Year by Axis Communications at its 11th annual Axis Connect & Converge Conference (ACCC) held in Tucson, Arizona. This is the second consecutive year that BSI was recognized for this prestigious award. Axis, the global leader in network video, presented these annual awards to top channel, software and technology partners.“Winning this award in back-to-back years stands as a testament to our commitment to our customers and partners to providing state-of-the-art video solutions,” stated Matt Sack, BSI’s CEO. “Working with great companies like Axis allows us to deliver custom IP-based video solutions designed specifically for each individual retailer. This has allowed us to continue to grow this important part of our business.”The event hosted more than 400 attendees from various application development partners, technology partners and integrators serving a variety of vertical markets including retail, government, transportation, and education among others. The conference was designed to inform its various partners on new products and solutions, provide feedback for future and existing products and offers in-depth training and hands-on experience with Axis products. An important part of the program was also to pay tribute to and recognize those companies who have shown a proven track record of success in design, selling and implementing new solutions based on Axis products.- Sponsor – “On behalf of Axis Communications, I’d like to congratulate BSI on receiving this award for the second time. It truly shows their commitment and dedication to creating a smarter, safer world,” said Larry Newman, senior director of sales, Axis Communications, Inc. “It is an honor to bring together the top companies in our industry at ACCC and recognize those strong relationships and shared sense of leadership in providing innovative security and business solutions.”BSI specializes in analog-to-IP phased migrations as well as design and installation of new, high-definition IP solutions, advanced analytics, cloud-based services and open architecture platforms. The company works with its customers to get a clear understanding of their unique challenges, using the ask, listen and execute philosophy, in order to design a cost effective video solution that provides real value. Being recognized for the second consecutive year as Retail Partner, points to BSI’s strong reputation of engineering highly effective video solutions for many of North Americas leading retailers.  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more