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Linden’s children feted by private enterprises

first_imgA group of private entities brought smiles to the faces of children at the Upper Demerara Hospital (UDH) at Wismar, Linden, and neighbouring communities, when they hosted a gift distribution and Christmas party exercise.One of the organisers of the event, Lincoln Zephyr, noted that this was just the beginning of what is expected to be an annual initiative within the Linden community.“This was the start of what is going to be an annual Christmas give back initiative to the kids at the Upper Demerara Hospital. As a Director of Vybz Entertainment, our newly formed company OLT Waste Solutions Enterprise and on behalf of Babulu Car Rental and Trucking Services, I would like to thank the Upper Demerara Hospital and staff for giving us this opportunity to give back to our community,” he noted.Dr Roscoe McDonald, who is in charge of the family health clinic at the medical facility, noted that the initiative was a great gesture which lightened the spirits of the children at the Hospital.“It was a great initiative. The children that turned out were extremely happy… they were blessed with snacks, games and even presents. I trust that this gesture will continue for it seems to have given them a bright day,” he said.The companies, Babulu’s Car Rental and Trucking Services, OLT Waste Solutions Enterprise and Vybz Entertainment teamed up for the grand initiative, in keeping with the spirit of Christmas.last_img read more

World Cup Underdog Greece Awaits Costa Rica

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO — This World Cup just got a whole lot easier for Costa Rica. According to the rankings, anyway.Having left former champions Uruguay, Italy and England behind to sensationally win their group — one of the toughest at the World Cup — the Costa Ricans line up against their lowest-ranked opposition so far in Greece in the second round on June 29.It surprisingly has Costa Rica finding itself the favorite for a place in the quarterfinals. That’s certainly a new situation for the small Central American country which arrived hoping to avoid finishing last in a group of supposed powerhouses and now has a chance to be in the last eight of the whole tournament.“We were the Cinderella and now we are favorites. That’s respect and we earned it,” Costa Rica defender Michael Umana said.Costa Rica came through with a succession of shocks, beating 2010 semifinalist Uruguay 3-1, stunning 2006 winner Italy 1-0 and then not having to stretch itself in a 0-0 draw with England.No one can accuse the team of having it easy and yet it’s unbeaten and hasn’t conceded a goal at the World Cup since the 24th minute of its opening game.Because of that, Greece, a former European champion, appears happy to accept the underdog role for the last 16 game at Recife’s Arena Pernambuco.“At this stage, everyone is considered an opponent who is better than us,” Greece midfielder Lazaros Christodoulopoulos said.Costa Rica’s expectations have sky-rocketed, not just because of the results but the way they earned them. It progressed from the group stage for the second time and first since 1990, doing it with panache and attacking verve and with forwards Joel Campbell and Bryan Ruiz leading from the front.“What we have accomplished is now part of history but there are still some chapters left and we want a happy ending,” Costa Rica Director of National Teams Adrian Gutierrez said. “We know that this team has a ceiling but we still haven’t seen it.”Campbell, especially, has been a revelation — helped, maybe, by his loan to Greek club Olympiakos from England’s Arsenal. The striker, who turned 22 on June 26, could play against up to four of his Athens club teammates this weekend.“I don’t think I’ll be giving him a call,” Greece midfielder Andreas Samaris said of contacting his club mate before the game. “But if I did, I’d wish him the best of luck and then tell him his team is going to lose.”If Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto is honest, Greece is probably the team he would have chosen to play out of the other 15 in the knockouts. In fact, both teams could argue they’ve had a lucky draw.“Sure, I would choose Costa Rica over some other teams,” Christodoulopoulos said, “but what Costa Rica has done is a miracle.”While Costa Rica has been flying high from the start, Greece has taken a little time to get going. The Greeks scored their first goals of the World Cup in their last group game and secured qualification at the very end via a hotly-disputed injury-time penalty from Georgios Samaras against Ivory Coast.Greece prides itself on defensive solidity and a more measured approach, but it’s a team that is completely comfortable with its style and unafraid to play to its strengths.“Our tactics have been the same in all the games: to stay tight in defense to contain the opponents and stay dangerous in attack,” Greece coach Fernando Santos said. “The mistaken perception is to think that every team should play like Brazil or Barcelona, but they have the characteristics to play that way. … But we are Greece.”Those tactics have worked before. Costa Rica should be aware that Greece has its own fairytale, when the team surprised everyone to win the 2004 European Championship. Veteran midfielders Giorgios Karagounis and Kostas Katsouranis were part of that triumph a decade ago and are looking for one final football memory here in Brazil.Neither country has ever gone to the World Cup quarterfinals. One of them will now.___By Gerald Imray. AP Sports Writer Carlos Rodriguez in Santos, Brazil and AP writer Derek Gatopoulos in Fortaleza, Brazil contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

2012 New South Wales Country Championships

first_imgThe event will be the first time that Dubbo Touch Association will use their brand new clubhouse after receiving help from the Tooheys New Crew in recent weeks. The Tooheys New Crew will be helping put the finishing touches on the clubhouse this Thursday and Friday, before the venue is officially launched at 10.00am on Saturday morning. The 2012 event will see teams compete across seven divisions for nine titles at the championships – Men’s Open, Women’s Open/Women’s 20’s, Mixed Open, Men’s 35’s, Men’s 40’s/45’s, Women’s 40’s and Men’s 50’s. The 81 teams, representing 30 affiliates across the state, will make the trip to Dubbo in the hope of returning home with the title of New South Wales Country Champions. The Wollongong Devils will be hopeful of taking out back-to-back titles in 2012 after winning four titles at the 2011 event. 2012 Australian Open representatives Dylan Hennessey (Peninsula), Matt Tope (Wollongong) and Dylan Thompson (Central Coast) will be three of approximately 1,000 participants to take part in the weekend. The Dubbo Devils will have five teams competing in the championships, in the Men’s Open, Women’s Open/20’s, Mixed Open, Men’s 35’s and Women’s 40’s divisions. Games will commence at 8.15am on Saturday morning, with finals to be played at the following times on Sunday: 1.50pm – Women’s Open, Women’s 20’s2.25pm – Mixed Open, Men’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s3.00pm – Men’s Open, Men’s 40’s, Men’s 50’s, Women’s 40’s  To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 New South Wales Country Championships, please click on the link below:www.nswcountrychamps.mytouchfooty.comlast_img read more

14 days agoWest Brom ponder futures of loanees Willock, Diangana

first_imgWest Brom ponder futures of loanees Willock, Dianganaby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Brom are keen on retaining the services of Chris Willock.The former Arsenal youngster, who Albion picked up on a season-long loan from Benfica’s B-team, is yet to feature in Slaven Bilic’s first-team but he has been scoring goals in the U23s side with regularity, says Birmingham Live.Another loanee in Grady Diangana has been performing at a particularly high level in recent weeks. They’re performances that have led to suggestions that parent club West Ham United may consider their options in the January transfer window.As is customary between sides in England, the Premier League Irons have the right to recall Diangana in January, understood to be at any time over a two-week period in January.Albion lost Harvey Barnes back to Leicester City in similar circumstances last season. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Foundation Stages Event to Promote Heart Health

first_img“Exercise is one of the activities that we can use to try and prevent ourselves from becoming overweight, along with healthy eating. Healthy eating means avoiding foods with too much salt, sugar and trans fats. What we are trying to do at this event is to encourage persons to start or continue a healthy lifestyle,” she said.Interested persons can register for the event by contacting the Heart Foundation of Jamaica at 906-9407 or email 5krace@heartfoundationja.org. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica launched its annual PROVEN Run for Your Heart on September 27 as part of efforts to promote heart health. Story Highlights For her part, Executive Director of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Deborah Chen, said that the event is an important tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease, adding that 25 per cent of the population suffer from high blood pressure with another 33 per cent being pre-hypertensive.center_img Now in its 38th year, Run for Your Heart aims to raise funds to maintain its subsidised heart healthcare services. Proceeds from the event are also used to educate primary and secondary students on healthy lifestyle choices. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica launched its annual PROVEN Run for Your Heart on September 27 as part of efforts to promote heart health.The lapathon and fun day event will be staged at Stadium East in Kingston on November 26 from at 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Activities include running, walking, aerobics sessions, rock wall climbing, football and netball as well as demonstrations by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Now in its 38th year, Run for Your Heart aims to raise funds to maintain its subsidised heart healthcare services. Proceeds from the event are also used to educate primary and secondary students on healthy lifestyle choices.The event is geared towards all members of the public, including primary, secondary and tertiary students, companies and sport clubs.Speaking with JIS News at the launch of the event at Emancipation Park in Kingston, Allie McNab, Special Advisor to the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, said the Government fully endorses the initiative.“Healthy lifestyle is important right across the board. The Ministries of Culture and Health fully endorse this initiative. [A] healthy lifestyle extends your life and gives you a good quality of life. We want persons to take up the challenge of living a healthier life in terms of diet and exercise and, hopefully, this will combat some of the illnesses common in society,” he said.For her part, Executive Director of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Deborah Chen, said that the event is an important tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease, adding that 25 per cent of the population suffer from high blood pressure with another 33 per cent being pre-hypertensive.last_img read more

CPSEs contributed Rs 35 lakh crore as dividend tax to Exchequer in

first_imgChennai: To showcase the contribution made by the Public Sector Organizations in nation-building and social progress, NLC India Limited celebrates 10th Public Sector Week from 10th to 16th April, 2019, organized under the ageis of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), an apex professional organization representing the Central Government Public Enterprises. NLCIL observed the 10th ‘Public Sector Day’ in a befitting manner at the function organized at Corporate Office premises, Neyveli, on 10.04.2019, wherein Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL and also the Chairman of SCOPE, hoisted the Public Sector Flag and NLCIL Flag in the presence of Functional Directors of NLCIL. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalRakesh Kumar recalled the background and necessity regarding evolution of Public Sector Enterprises. The PSUs were incorporated after Independence to create employment opportunities, to develop infrastructures, to improve industrialization and to solve the socio-economic problems prevailing at that time. Started with five PSUs, today the country has 339 PSUs, of which 257 are in operation and others are in the construction stage. As on 31.03.2018, the total capital employed by CPSUs are Rs. 13.73 lakh crore and CPSUs have witnessed a growth of 4.5 times over a period of past 20 years, he added. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostRakesh Kumar also informed that the Central PSUs contributed Rs. 3.50 lakh crore as dividend and tax to the exchequer during the Financial Year 2017-18. As on 31.03.2018, the CPSEs gave direct employment to 15 lakh employees and the volume of indirect employment will be manifold, he said. While highlighting the performance of NLC India Limited, he said that NLCIL officers are able to install 2.50 MW of Solar Power Project in the Andaman Island in a record time of two and half months and NLCIL’s first coal mine is almost ready for operation at Talabira, Odisha. The NLCIL CMD has appreciated the employees of NLCIL as they are well equipped to face the challenges, manage the changes in the industry and are able to deliver results with maximum speed. Earlier, N Muthu, ED/HR welcomed the gathering while S Gurusaminathan, CGM/HR rendered vote of thanks. R Vikraman, Director (HR), N N M Rao,Director (Planning & Projects), Prabhakar Chowki, Director (Mines) and Shaji John, Director (Power) – designate of NLCIL, officials, staff, TUs, engineers and officers associations participated in the event.last_img read more

Pak releases 55 Indian fishermen five civilians as goodwill gesture

first_imgKarachi: Pakistan on Monday released 55 Indian fishermen and five civilians as a “goodwill gesture” amidst tension between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack, according to a media report. The Indian fishermen and citizens, arrested in Pakistan, were released from Karachi’s Malir jail, the Express Tribune reported. The released prisoners were taken to the Karachi Cantonment Railway Station under heavy security, where they boarded the Business Express for Lahore, the report said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghAs a goodwill gesture amid tension with India, Pakistan had announced to release 360 Indian prisoners, including 355 fishermen and five civilians, during April, the report added. Fifty-five of the men were arrested for illegal fishing in Pakistan’s territorial waters, while the other five were detained for crossing the border illegally. All of them were taken to Lahore in a train where they are expected to be handed over to the Indian authorities at Wagah border. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadOn April 7, Pakistan released first batch of 100 fishermen and another 100 were released on April 14. According to the Edhi Foundation, a non-profit social welfare organisation in Pakistan, Rs 5,000 was given to the fishermen by the foundation and they will send them to Wagah Border via special buses. According to the lists exchanged by both sides in January, there are 347 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails, 249 of whom are what the spokesman described as civilians and 98 fishermen, the report said. Pakistan’s announcement to release the fishermen came amidst escalating tensions between India and Pakistan after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.last_img read more