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Public Telecommunications Minister encourages use of closed-captioningPublic Telecommunications Minister encourages use of closed-captioning

first_img…to reach out to local broadcastersThe Public Telecommunications Ministry will soon move forward in its efforts to promote the inclusivity of persons living with disabilities in Guyana by reaching out to local broadcast media to encourage the use of closed-captioning.Evening News aired on TVG/Channel28 has already introduced this feature to cater for its diverse viewership.Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine HughesSpeaking at the closing ceremony of an International Telecommunications sponsored Web Accessibility Programme, Minister Catherine Hughes made the disclosure calling for a more inclusive approach to the use of technology locally.According to Hughes, Guyana is presently lacking a fair transmission of broadcast content that reaches every citizen.This, according to the Minister, is doing a disservice to persons with disabilities who are locked out of being able to access certain information.“Our next thrust would be going out to the television stations and other online media operatives to encourage them to use the technology to ensure that when we are transmitting programming, that we have closed-captioning being transmitted,” Hughes said.The Telecommunications Minister further highlighted, “We have a fairly high percentage of foreign programming in our television and media round-up but yet, some of the cable companies are not actually transmitting it in such a manner that a person with a hearing impairment can actually turn on the closed-captioning on the television and see an actual print out, an actual captioning of what is happening in society. Imagine, some of us are still tied to the media and it’s information, we want to know what’s happening, we want to be able to see and read and hear explanations and again it’s a human right that we up our game and that the television stations and the online media operations consider and make it possible for person with disabilities to access that same information that’s being generated out there,” the Minister remarked.As such, Hughes is calling for the private sector, along with regular websites, to be constructed and enabled to reach not just the average Guyanese or the average person, but persons with disabilities.On Thursday, some 18 Guyanese web developers and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) experts had been trained to create websites and applications that are usable by all, including persons with disabilities.They were trained through the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU), whose goal is for governments to develop accessible websites in order for vital information and services to be provided by public agencies which are accessible to all citizens including persons with disabilities.last_img read more

Pochettino leads race to replace ZidanePochettino leads race to replace Zidane

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino heads the bookmakers’ list of favourites to succeed Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONPARIS, France, Jun 1 – The race to succeed Zinedine Zidane is on following the Frenchman’s shock resignation from Real Madrid on Thursday, only days after steering the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League trophy.Tottenham’s Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino tops the bookmakers’ list of favourites, with Chelsea handler Antonio Conte and former long-time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also in the mix. AFP Sport looks at the potential candidates:Mauricio PochettinoAs a former centre-back with Barcelona-based Espanyol, Pochettino has vast experience of Spain’s La Liga.But it is the 46-year-old Argentinian’s coaching nous, man-management skills and consistency with Tottenham Hotspur that has hoisted him among the favourites to replace Zidane.Under Pochettino, Spurs have secured three successive top-four finishes in the Premier League, allowing the London club to rub shoulders with the elite of European football on a regular basis.But Pochettino has yet to win a trophy in any of his coaching stints, at Espanyol (2009-2012), Southampton (2013-2014) or Tottenham.Pochettino signed a new, improved contract extension until 2023 last week and Spanish sports newspaper AS reported Friday that it does not contain any written agreement allowing him to leave if Real make an approach.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is a notoriously tough negotiator, but apparently has good relations with Real president Florentino Perez.Antonio ConteAmid claims that Chelsea’s players are fed up with his demanding training sessions and intense ways, Conte could soon be on his way out of the club, who have been linked to current Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.But whether the 48-year-old Italian is an adequate replacement for the taciturn Zidane, and the right choice for such a demanding club, is up for debate.Conte enjoyed unbridled success with Juventus in Italy’s Serie A, leading the club to three successive domestic titles before joining Chelsea.But in Europe, the Turin giants struggled, failing to reach the Champions League final in his tenure.Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, in 2016-2017, but failed to repeat the achievement in a far less successful 2017-2018 season, in which only an FA Cup triumph saved his reputation.Arsene WengerArsene Wenger has a wealth of experience © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONWenger is available and has the name and the top-level experience, having coached Arsenal for 22 years in England’s Premier League and, less regularly, in Real’s favourite playground of the Champions League.But would Real Madrid’s demanding fans back the 68-year-old Frenchman, whose last piece of silverware with the Gunners came in 2017 with the FA Cup? His last league honours date back 13 years to 2004, proving the steady decline during his long reign.Wenger spent the intervening years trying, unsuccessfully, to replicate the success of his early campaigns.Real, record 13-times winners of the Champions League including the last three years in succession, are used to winning trophies and fans will expect a coach with lofty ambitions.Jurgen KloppCould Jurgen Klopp be the man to succeed Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid? © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLeading Liverpool to the Champions League final, and a 3-1 defeat to Real last Saturday, won’t have done any harm to Klopp’s chances of joining the Spanish giants.But whether the easy-going, fan-hugging German fits the bill at Europe’s most successful club remains to be seen.In coaching terms Klopp’s CV stands up to scrutiny: tactics, man management and unfettered enthusiasm for the game and his players are among his biggest attributes.But the 50-year-old’s rate of success is less impressive.Klopp led Borussia Dortmund to the Champions League final in 2013, only to suffer defeat to Bayern Munich.Three other runner-up places grace Klopp’s CV, including the English League Cup (2016), the Europa League (2016) and this season’s Champions League.Jose Maria ‘Guti’ GutierrezIn the absence of a standout favourite from outside the club, Real president Florentino Perez could opt to promote from within and push their under-19s coach Jose Maria Gutierrez, known as Guti, into the Real hot seat.A former star midfielder for Real, who made over 500 appearances between 1995 and 2010, Guti’s intimate knowledge of the club would be a distinct advantage over his rivals.As coach of Real’s under-19s, Guti enjoyed regular contact with Zidane and his successful methods.On paper, the 41-year-old Guti is an outsider as he has yet to cut his coaching teeth at senior coaching level — although, prior to his appointment in 2016, the same could be said about Zidane.The Frenchman, who made over 150 appearances for Real, became a sports director with Real in 2011 before becoming assistant to Carlo Ancelotti in 2013 and then heading the Real Madrid ‘B’ team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FINANCE COMMITTEE HEARS OF GOVERNMENT FAILURE ON MORTGAGES – DOHERTYFINANCE COMMITTEE HEARS OF GOVERNMENT FAILURE ON MORTGAGES – DOHERTY

first_imgPearse Doherty TD has said hearings at the Finance Committee with groups working with those in mortgage debt have shown how the government has failed miserably to tackle the mortgage crisis in a fair way.Pearse Doherty TDThe Sinn Fein Spokesman on Finance said the Finance Committee heard in an unambiguous way that those working with people in mortgage distress are being failed by the government.Groups including the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, FLAC, New Beginnings, the Phoenix Project and MABS all highlighted the inefficiencies in the Government’s approach to dealing with the banks. “Effectively, the Government has let the banks off the leash.“The Government’s initiatives in revising the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears and the deeply flawed Personal Insolvency Act were roundly criticised as favouring the banks over the borrowers.“Sinn Féin’s submission to the consultation on the revision of the Code of Conduct pointed out the proposals was unfair to borrowers and favoured the banks. Likewise our criticism of the Personal Insolvency Act has unfortunately proven to be accurate.“We showed that leaving the banks with the veto would render the Personal Insolvency Act useless to most people in mortgage distress. Today the groups who work with those in mortgage distress verified that this situation has now indeed come to pass.” The Donegal Deputy added that the meeting should dispel any doubts that the banks are still running rings around the government in this mortgage crisis.“This government has no plan and has actually aggravated the mortgage crisis through its actions. The extremely long waiting lists for Civil Legal Aid were also singled out for criticism as having a major impact on the ability of homeowners to fend off the banks and protect the Family Home“Next week the Committee will question the banks but after today’s meeting the real questions should be put to the government.” FINANCE COMMITTEE HEARS OF GOVERNMENT FAILURE ON MORTGAGES – DOHERTY was last modified: April 2nd, 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:Finance CommitteeGovernmentmortgagesPearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTSGREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgResults from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Sugarland Gig 6/4 fav; 2, Over the Line 4/1. Time: 19.65. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Oghill Hack 6/4 fav; 2, Lacey Girl 7/2. Time: 19.25. Distance: 6 lengths. Race 3 The Try a Trio 350 (350 yards): 1, Wilma 3/1; 2, Macsruso 5/1. Time: 19.60. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 4 The Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Pretty Jockey 4/1; 2, Original Song 4/1. Time: 29.94. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 5 “Like” Us on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Crossleigh Thyme 4/6 fav; 2, Edenvale Maeve 4/1. Time: 29.02. Distance: 7.5 lengths.Race 6 The Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 350 (350 yards): 1, Ardnasool Rio 9/4 fav; 2, Gobal Club 5/2. Time: 19.45. Distance 4.5 lengths. Race 7 The Upcoming Sweepstakes 525 (525 yards): 1, Paddock Paula 6/1; 2, Fridays Maybe 5/2. Time: 29.12. Distance: 3 lengths.Race 8 The Lifford €15 Special 550 (550 yards): 1, Tahina Kyle 4/5 fav; 2, Meadowview Dove 4/1. Time: 30.22. Distance: a neck.Race 9 The Ultimate Dining Experience (350 yards): 1, Mizen Magic 9/4; 2, Ardnasool Kagawa 3/1. Time: 19.08. Distance: 2.25 lengths.Race 10 A McLeans Bookmakers 525 (525 yards): 1, Ballybun Glen 31; 2, Hather If 4/1. Time: 29.44. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 11 www.liffordgreyhounds.com 550 (550 yard): 1, Hather Lock 1/1 fav; 2, Hanoras Dream 4/1. Time: 30.86. Distance: 0.5 length. Race 12 The Getting Out Bumper Stakes (575 yards): 1, Colarhouse Lady 4/1; 2, Castleroggy Rust 5/1. Time: 32.03. Distance: 2.25 lengths.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: August 3rd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacingResultslast_img read more

Play Your Part… don’t look awayPlay Your Part… don’t look away

first_imgBrand South Africa calls on all South Africans to recognise the importance of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign which starts on the 25thNovember; and to realise the importance of this year’s theme which is “Don’t Look Away”.Though obvious to all of us, most people choose to look away when they are aware that abuse is taking place in their society.Besides the historical foundations of such an attitude, where we all choose to adopt a “that’s not my problem” approach to increasing social ills, we are only harming ourselves in the long run.The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign is not only about being vocal on abuse for 16 days but about creating awareness around this stain on our country. Increasingly we are inundated by reports of people who are trapped in abusive relationships, daily reports of children being molested, and because of this, we’ve developed a fatigued outlook on the matter.The first step to curbing abuse is to acknowledge and to encourage those being abused to come out with it and report the matter to the police and the greater public. A “name and shame” approach is necessary in tackling abuse and regardless of the circumstances, or who was angered, abuse must be dismissed as a resort for solutions. This is an attitude that needs to be fostered amongst ourselves and our children. And it is an attitude that needs to be continually encouraged every day – not just for the 16 days.The second step is to discourage violence as a method of solving differences. South Africa has seen more than enough bloodshed in dispute resolution and needs to become a society that uses smarter tactics to resolving problems.The third step is for us, as the people of this country, to lead the way in acting against abuse. We need to get our children involved and need to foster relationships of mutual respect between boys and girls. We need to change our methods of instilling discipline and we need to teach and encourage those who are vulnerable a more elevated sense of self-respect.Play your part by being a mentor to an Aids orphan and other vulnerable children by offering support and encouragement all the time. Encourage healthier relationships between boys and girls by teaching them that equality and choice are both a right and a privilege – that should never be abused. Look around your community and speak up about the gender imbalances and socio-economic challenges that are faced daily.Once we get everyone to be productive pillars of society, we can also get everyone to engage in ways that are non-violent. And finally, play your part by speaking up when you see abuse; do not look away. And refuse to back down until you see that justice has taken its course.What can you do, today, no matter how small, to make your country safer for all who live in it?Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part is a social movement to get all South Africans to actively think about and begin doing something positive; and to recognise and celebrate those who are already doing something; big or small.  It is aimed at all South Africans, including civil society, government, corporate and non-governmental organisations, etc.  It has been created by the Brand South Africa to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship. All South Africans have access to resources that can contribute to a better future for all including time, money, skills or goods.For more info, visit www.playyourpart.co.zalast_img read more

Moody’s affirms South Africa’s credit ratingMoody’s affirms South Africa’s credit rating

first_imgSouth Africa’s current credit rating has been confirmed, as Moody’s Investors Service kept the government bond long and short-term ratings unchanged at Baa2 and P-2 respectively, while assigning a negative outlook.Moody’s is the only solicited rating agency that assigns the same rating for both the domestic and foreign currency denominated debt, Baa2 – a rating that is two notches above sub-investment grade.The confirmation of South Africa’s investment grade credit rating marks an end to the evaluation period that started on 8 March 2016, when Moody’s placed the country’s ratings under review for possible downgrade.On Saturday, the National Treasury released a statement outlining the three reasons Moody’s affirmed the ratings.1. South Africa’s economic growth will start recovering after 2016, having reached its trough this year.“Government will continue to collaborate with business, labour and civil society to restore confidence in the economy and address the structural constraints to economic growth,” Treasury said in the statement.It said the National Development Plan remains the catalyst for growth. The Nine-Point Plan will ensure its milestones are achieved. These include:promoting a stable and cooperative labour relations environmentencouraging development of energy efficient, job-creating industrieslowering the cost of doing business, removing regulatory constraints and acting swiftly to remove policy uncertaintyboosting investment through launching Invest SAimplementing reforms to ensure that state-owned companies are financially sound, operate efficiently, are well-managed and properly governed2. The adoption of more aggressive consolidation measures in the 2016 Budget will increase the likelihood that general government debt to gross domestic product (GDP) will stabilise in the current year.Treasury said the government’s decision to implement fiscal consolidation to return public finances to a sustainable path, while protecting core social and economic programmes, was correct.“This was done through tax policy adjustments to boost revenue, moderate current expenditure and reprioritised budgets. Furthermore, government’s recent track record of achieving fiscal targets gives credence to the future fiscal plans, especially maintaining an expenditure ceiling and recapitalising state-owned companies in a budget neutral manner.”3. According to Moody’s, the recent political developments are testament to South Africa’s institutional strength, compared to its peers.Treasury said South Africa’s monetary and fiscal institutions have remained sound over time.“Despite adverse political developments in recent months, government continues to demonstrate determination to bring public finances under control and ensure that programmes such as nuclear and the National Health Insurance are financed at a scale and pace that is affordable.”Moody’s warned of the need to implement the structural and legislative reforms agreed to by the government, business and labour. The rating agency said the future trajectory of the rating will be “highly dependent on government’s success in enhancing medium term growth prospects, stabilising debt and restoring investor confidence.”It said the country’s outlook can be changed from negative to stable if the government delivers on commitments that support growth and achieve fiscal targets.South Africa’s government, meanwhile, is intensifying efforts and focus on inclusive economic growth, job creation and improving investor confidence through addressing structural constraints.“Collectively working with business, civil society and labour, government will continue to demonstrate its commitment to translate plans into concrete actions that will ensure South Africa remains an investment grade country,” Treasury said.Ramaphosa welcomes ratingDeputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed Moody’s decision. He was in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape when he responded to the credit rating on South Africa.“We are very pleased with Moody’s report, where they have kept our rating status as is. Many people were thinking that they would downgrade us. They haven’t and that is a great success for us because it shows what we can achieve when we work together.“We have to congratulate Treasury for having led the charge working together . with other organisations, trade unions, business and civil society. It was very pleasing to see them travel to investors overseas as a united team, essentially as Team South Africa, going to sell South Africa and explain everything about our country.“So it’s great news and great success. As South Africans, we can congratulate ourselves.”Ramaphosa cautioned, however, that the country should not relax.“It is not over yet because there is another rating that is coming and this is when we must work harder and unite and demonstrate that South Africa is solid, stable and a worthy investment destination.” Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

Day 11: Schedule for October 13Day 11: Schedule for October 13

first_imgBADMINTONEVENING: 4.30pm to 9.30pm Men’s: Singles (3rd place play-off); Doubles (3rd place play-off) Women’s: Singles (3rd place playoff); Doubles (3rd place play-off) Mixed doubles (3rd place play-off)BOXINGAFTERNOON: 3pm to 5.30pm Men’s: Light flyweight (49kg); bantamweight (56kg); light welterweight (64kg), middleweight (75kg); heavyweight (91kg) EVENING: 7pm to 9.30 pm Men’s: Flyweight (52 kg); lightweight (60kg); welterweight (69kg); light heavyweight (81kg); super heavyweight (over 91kg)CYCLING ROADEVENTS MORNING: 10.30am to 11.45am Women: 29km individual time trial (final) AFTERNOON: 1pm to 3.30pm Men: 40km individual time trial (final)DIVINGMORNING: 9.30am to 11.30pm Women’s: 3m springboard (heats) Men’s: Platform (heats) EVENING: 4pm to 6pm Women’s: 3m springboard (final) Men’s: Platform (final)GYMNASTICS (RHYTHMIC)EVENING: 5pm to 8.45pmWomen’s: Individual all-around competition (final)HOCKEYMORNING: 10.30am to 3.30pmWomen’s: 3rd place play-off; finalSHOOTINGCLAY TARGETMORNING: 10am to 4.30pmMen’s: Skeet singles (stage 2); skeet singles (final)PISTOL & SMALL BOREMORNING: 9am to 6pmWomen’s: 10m air pistol singles (qualification); 10m air pistol (final)Men’s: 25m standard pistol singles (final); 50m rifle prone singles (qualification); 50m rifle prone (final)FULL BOREAFTERNOON: 10am to 1pm Men’s: 1,000 yards pairs (final); 1,000 yards singles (final)LAWN BOWLSMORNING: 9am to 10.30pmMen’s: Singles (semi-finals); 3rd place play-off; finalWomen’s: Singles (semi-finals); 3rd place play-off; finalSQUASHAFTERNOON: 12pm to 3pmMIXED DOUBLES (FINAL)Women’s: Doubles (final)Men’s: Doubles (final)TABLE TENNISMORNING: 9.30am to 3pmWomen’s: Singles (semi-final); doubles (semi-final)Men’s: Doubles (semi-final); singles (semi-final)EVENING: 4.30pm to 9pmMen’s: Doubles (3rd place playoff); finalWomen’s: Singles (3rd place play-off); finallast_img read more

2011 Queensland All Schools Championships2011 Queensland All Schools Championships

first_imgThe event will be held at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA) from Thursday, 6 October to Sunday, 9 October 2011. Six divisions will compete at the event, with Open and Junior Mixed, Junior Boys and Girls and Open Girls and Boys. Amongst the teams competing at the event will be a St Kentigern team from New Zealand, who are competing in the Open Boys division at the event. Round games will be contested on the first three days of the event, before finals are played on Sunday. The grand finals will be played at the following times:1.00pm – Open Mixed and Junior Mixed1.40pm – Junior Girls and Junior Boys2.20pm – Open Girls and Open BoysFor more information about the event, please visit the following website:www.qldallschools.comlast_img read more

25 days agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder tells Henderson: You must improve25 days agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder tells Henderson: You must improve

first_imgSheffield Utd boss Wilder tells Henderson: You must improveby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder has told Dean Henderson to cut out the mistakes if he wants to be an England star.The Blades goalkeeper was left distraught when his second-half blunder at Bramall Lane on Saturday gifted all three points to Liverpool.Wilder said: “He has the raw qualities. As you have seen here, he makes big saves, but he has to learn from experience and he has to grow.”This is a big season for him individually. It is up to him how he develops. He has got first-class coaching from our point of view.”He has got team-mates that think a lot about him and as a manager, I do as well. He is an outstanding young goalkeeper but a lot will be down to how he takes it on to the next level.”He has proved himself at every level. He has come back from mistakes. He made a huge one last year against Leeds and came back and contributed and he made a couple in a high profile Championship game against Aston Villa and came back.”So that is the reaction, but from my point of view I don’t want him to make mistakes and he can’t afford to make mistakes to drag himself out of a hole.”First and foremost, he has to cut that out, because as with all the top goalkeepers that play, mistakes are very few and far between.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more