Digital You

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Your identity is online now. Forever. There is, right now, a Digital You.People who want to know who you are and what you do are going to easily find you, on the social channels right now. In the near future who knows where and how. The information you publish is being seen by other people, and they are forming opinions about who you are. People in the future are going to go back and view the present Digital You.Digital You is your first impression. It’s also your last impression. For better or worse, your first impression is what you are projecting to the world, literally. The entire world. People who search for you are getting a sense of who you are and what you are like. Digital You is telling people what you value. It’s telling people what you believe. Digital You explains exactly how you create value for other people and what you are known for. Or it could, anyway.Right now, it is still early days for Digital You. Many people aren’t doing a very good job taking care of their Digital You. They don’t yet recognize that what they write, what they post, as well as the comments they leave, are producing an overall image of who they are. They may not be as snarky in real life as their digital presence. Nor as angry. Nor as crude. Nor as insensitive. Digital You might say things you would never say.If there is no real Digital You, you are still projecting who you are. You are suggesting that you are sitting out this massive socio-cultural-economic change. Some will believe that you are uninteresting when there isn’t much Digital You. Others may believe you are hiding or that you are afraid of being transparent. You have every right to your privacy, even if it means obscurity, and even if costs you opportunities.The majority of the people that encounter Digital You don’t know the actual you. Digital You is all they have to go on. Your Digital You should be the best representation of who you really are. What you are doing here matters.last_img read more

Curtly Ambrose ‘shocked’ after being sacked as West Indies bowling consultant

first_imgWest Indies pace legend Curtly Ambrose said he was in a “shock” after being sacked as the national team’s bowling consultant. Ambrose was replaced with former first-class cricketer Roddy Estwick over the weekend. Estwick has also coached the West Indies Under-19 team in the past. He has now been assigned bowling coach of the West Indies team.Ambrose, who served as the bowling consultant for the last three years, said he was “very disappointed” with the decision.”I only learnt about it from head coach Phil Simmons on Wednesday [last week], and when he told me I said to him that I am very disappointed, because I never expected it, and I never saw it coming because he never gave me any indication he was going to let me go,” Ambrose was quoted as saying in the Antigua Observer.Ambrose, under whose guidance West Indies lifted their second World Twenty20 title, is yet to take a call on his future.”So, it came as a bit of a shock basically, but I haven’t decided which direction I am going to take just yet. I’ll just pause and give it a little time to think about it and decide where I want to go after,” he said.The 52-year-old former pacer also said that coach Phil Simmons wanted someone more technical as the bowling coach.”I spoke to head coach Phil Simmons, and he told me that he wanted someone who is more technical to work with the fast bowlers,” Ambrose said.advertisementEstwick, who has played 37 first-class matches between 1982-83 and 1989-90, taking 141 wickets at an average of 21.9, will join the team’s preparatory camp from May 19 for home tri-series against Australia and South Africa from June 3.last_img read more

Antetokounmpo Reveals Ambitious Dream: To Beat the USA Wearing Greece’s Colors

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo is dreaming big. He wants to beat the United States wearing Greek team colors.“I’ll be the next one to beat them. I’ll be waiting for them somewhere,” the Milwaukee Bucks star said before leading a team in an exhibition game involving Greek and foreign players before 15,000 fans at the Athens Olympic Arena on Sunday.Antetokounmpo made his boast in front of three retired veterans of the Greek national team that was the last to beat the U.S., in a 101-95 upset in the semifinals of the 2006 World Championships.On Sunday, the 2005-06 Greece team — European champions in 2005 and runners-up to Spain at the 2006 Worlds — played a side which included brothers Giannis and Thanassis Antetokounmpo, and American Euroleague star Kyle Hines. The Greek veterans, mostly in their late 30s and early 40s, prevailed 92-91 thanks to better shooting and plenty more steals, with the crowd rewarded with some spectacular dunks from the Antetokounmpo brothers.The New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis took part in the event last year, which was held in an open-air court in Athens’ biggest high school. This is the fourth year the brothers are holding this event.DEMETRIS NELLAS, Associated PressTweetPinShare22 Shareslast_img read more

Baichung Bhutia: The former football captain who chose India U-16 over his board exams

first_imgBhaichung Bhutia was born on December 15, 1976. A retired Indian footballer of Sikkimese-Bhutia descent, it is said that, what Sachin is to Indian cricket, Baichung Bhutia is to Indian football.He has twice been the Indian Player of the Year and has been called ‘God’s gift to Indian football’.Awards received by Baichung Bhutia:Arjuna Award for football in 1998Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in 2008Banga Bhushan award in 2014Asian Football Hall of Fame inductee in 2014IFFHS 48 Football Legend Players, Phase One inductee in 2016On Bhutia’s birthday, here are some facts you should definitely know about the former Indian football captain:Bhutia had always been interested in football but apart from this sport, he also represented his school in badminton, basketball and athleticsBhutia’s parents never wanted him to go for a career in sportsAt a very young age of nine, he won a football scholarship to attend the Tashi Namgyal Academy in GangtokHe won the Best Player award at the 1992 Subroto Cup. This achievement brought him to the notice of the football establishmentIn 1992, he choose India U-16 instead of ICSE examsAt the age of 16, he left school to join the professional East Bengal F.C. in KolkataTwo years later, he went on to win the India National Football League in the 1996-97 seasonHe has been two-time Indian Player of the Year (1995 and 2008)He was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1999 for his contribution to the game of footballIn 1999, he became the second player to play professionally in Europe and the first Indian footballer to sign for a European clubBaichung made his international debut in the Nehru Cup against Thailand at the age of 19In the 1995 Nehru Cup, he became India’s youngest ever goal scorer, at the age of 19, in his international debutHe also owns the record for most goals in a single match in the National Football leagueBhutia participated in the reality show, Jhalak Diklaaja, which he wonBhaichung is one of five footballers to be awarded with the prestigious ‘Padma Shree’ and the only player to win it during his playing career.advertisementInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Pulwama terror attack: India urged to boycott Pakistan in 2019 ICC World Cup

first_imgSeveral fans and a Mumbai cricket official have asked India to boycott their World Cup match against Pakistan in June this year after a suicide bomber killed 40 members of the Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir last week.On Thursday, a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was targeted by the bomber in an attack where Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility.India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since 2013 but they have faced each other in tournaments such as the 2017 Champions Trophy and 2018 Asia Cup, both at neutral venues. They are scheduled to play in Manchester on June 16.”We condemn the terror activities carried out against our army and CRPF personnel,” Cricket Club of India (CCI) secretary Suresh Bafna told Reuters partner ANI.”Though CCI is a sporting association but nation comesfirst, even before sports,” Bafna added, asking for a boycottwhich got the support of several fans on social media.Acting secretary of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) Amitabh Choudhary could not be reached for comments but a boycott appears unlikely.The CCI, an affiliated BCCI unit, has covered a portrait of former Pakistan captain and the country’s current Prime Minister Imran Khan in its Mumbai office.The Punjab Cricket Association has removed photographs of Pakistani cricketers inside Mohali stadium to “show solidarity with the nation”, according to local media.Indian event management company IMG Reliance has pulled out of producing the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) and television channel D-Sport has suspended the Twenty20 league’s coverage in India.advertisementThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on its website expressed “extreme disappointment” with the outcome.”Denying India cricket fans the right to follow PSL…as well as covering or removing portrait of former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan and other legendary cricketers from one of the most historic cricket clubs and venues are highly regrettable actions,” PCB managing director Wasim Khan said.”The PCB intends to take up these incidents with the BCCIand the ICC (International Cricket Council) at the upcoming ICC committee meeting in Dubai later this month.”India captain Virat Kohli sent his “heartfelt condolences tothe martyred soldiers” on Twitter.Also Read | Photos of Pakistan cricketers removed from Jaipur stadium after Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | PCB reacts after CCI removes Imran Khan posters: Will take this up with ICC and BCCIlast_img read more

IPL 2019: Kagiso Rabada, Shreyas Iyer condemn RCB to 6th successive defeat

first_imgKagiso Rabada destroyed Royal Challengers Bangalore with his blistering pace before Shreyas Iyer hit his maiden fifty of the 2019 Indian Premier League as Delhi Capitals stormed to a 4-wicket win on Sunday. RCB have now lost all their 6 matches in IPL 2019.Royal Challengers Bangalore were in all sorts of trouble early on after being asked to bat by Shreyas Iyer Sunday afternoon. Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis were back in the hut by the 11th over as Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada and Axar Patel struck crucial blows for Delhi Capitals.Moeen Ali and Virat Kohli added 37 in a fourth wicket stand but Sandeep Lamichhane ended the partnership when he snared Moeen with a stunning googly.With Virat Kohli still in the middle, RCB still hoped of a more competitive total but Rabada dashed all their hopes when he dismissed Kohli, a well-settled Akshdeep Nath and Pawan Negi in the same over to record his career-best bowling figures in T20 cricket.Rabada’s strikes had left RCB reeling at 138 for 7 by the end of the 18th over and they managed to add only another 11 runs from the final 2 overs.Delhi Capitals, chasing 150 for their 3rd win of the season, did not get off to a bright start. Tim Southee dismissed Shikhar Dhawan for a duck in the third ball of the innings but Prithvi Shaw added 68 quick runs for the second wicket with skipper Shreyas Iyer as Delhi stayed on course for a comfortable win.Colin Ingram walked up the order at No.4 and made 22 off 21 before Rishabh Pant joined Iyer to put the finishing touches.advertisementRoyal Challengers Bangalore have now lost 7 straight matches (6 this season). This is their worst losing streak in the Indian Premier League.Also Read | DC vs SRH, IPL 2019: Shreyas Iyer disappointed as Delhi lose heavily againAlso Read | Shreyas Iyer breaks Rishabh Pant’s record in T20s with 55-ball 147last_img read more

Premier League Team of the Season so far

first_imgPremier League Man City dominate Premier League Team of the Season so far Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 12/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(56) Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Spurs Getty Images Premier League Manchester City Manchester United Burnley Liverpool The runaway league leaders unsurprisingly feature heavily in Goal’s picks for the best players of the season thus farlast_img

Manchester United manager Ole Solskjaer hopeful of Pogba return for Tottenham clash

first_imgManchester United manager Ole Solskjaer hopeful of Pogba return for Tottenham clashPaul Pogba was injured in a challenge by Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in the 2-0 away win on January 2 and has been battling to recover.advertisement Reuters ManchesterJanuary 11, 2019UPDATED: January 11, 2019 14:16 IST Paul Pogba is likely to be fit for this weekend’s Premier League visit to Tottenham Hotspur (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPaul Pogba was injured during the Newcastle United match last weekPogba did not play in last weekend’s FA Cup third-round win over ReadingManchester United have a perfect record since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in DecemberManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is likely to be fit for this weekend’s Premier League visit to high-flying Tottenham Hotspur with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promising on Thursday that his side would continue with their attacking approach.France international Pogba was injured in a challenge by Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in the 2-0 away win on January 2 and has been battling to recover.The 25-year-old did not play in last weekend’s FA Cup third-round win over Reading and travelled separately from the squad to a warm-weather training camp in Dubai after staying back for treatment.”He looked okay towards the end (of the training camp), so he’ll be fit,” caretaker manager Solskjaer told a news conference on their return, which was carried on the United website.”He did have some problems but he came through the last couple of sessions well, so he should be okay.”United are in sixth place on 38 points, six points behind Chelsea who occupy the final Champions league qualifying spot. Third-placed Spurs are 10 points clear of the Reds, having beaten Jose Mourinho’s side 3-0 at Old Trafford this season.United have a perfect record since Solskjaer took over from the sacked Portuguese in December, however, and are back to their free-flowing best with 16 goals against Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, Bournemouth, Newcastle United and Reading.POCHETTINO LINKTottenham have won seven of their last eight games, including the previous three without conceding a goal, and manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with United.”It’s not my job to rate different managers but he (Pochettino) has done a very good job,” said Solskjaer. “The speculation is there for a reason.”advertisementThe former striker also praised Tottenham’s Harry Kane, saying: “He’s not bad is he? He is a fantastic goalscorer, one of the best in the world.”From the outside it looks like he never misses chances really. We have to make sure he doesn’t get any against us.”Despite the challenge posed by Tottenham, Solskjaer did not see the game as United’s first true test since he became caretaker manager and said his attacking approach would not change at Wembley.”No – we’ve had tests,” he said. “Newcastle away is also a test. The first game and how everyone reacted away to Cardiff is also a test. The first home game (against Huddersfield) – how would the crowd affect it? That’s also a test.”You get tested in every single game in the Premier League, no doubt about it. But of course, this is against a top, top side and, of course, if we want to get closer to them and get past them, we need a good performance and a good result.”While mindful of the challenge Tottenham pose, the Norwegian said his side would approach the game on the front foot.”…I’ve been brought up in a way that we need to attack teams… that’s our strength as well, going forward and attacking, as a team when you look at us now the way we’ve played.”Solskjaer added that defender Marcos Rojo had returned to his native Argentina for treatment on a long-standing injury and said he was unable to put a timeframe on his return to action.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Manchester UnitedFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Paul PogbaFollow Premier leaguelast_img read more

PV Sindhu after World Championships gold: Had goosebumps when the national anthem was playing

first_img Press Trust of India BaselAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 25, 2019 20:41 IST PV Sindhu after World Championships gold (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships goldTwo-time silver medallist Sindhu was left speechless after her agonising wait for goldSindhu credited her coaches for the performance and dedicated the win to her mother P VijayaTwo-time silver medallist P V Sindhu was left speechless after her agonising wait for the elusive gold finally ended with a maiden World Championship title here on Sunday.Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships gold by thrashing familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals ever.Two years after being robbed of the gold by Okuhara in an epic 110-minute final that went down as one of the greatest battles in badminton history, Sindhu finally exorcised the ghost of that heart-wrenching loss with a dominating win over the same opponent.”I am really very happy. I have waited for this victory and finally I have become a world champion,” Sindhu told reporters.”I have no words to express, because I have been waiting for so long. Last time, it was silver, before that it was silver and finally I am a world champion so I am really really happy. I have been expecting this for a very long time. So I got it finally and I want to enjoy it, feel it.”It was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal — most by a female singles player alongside former Olympic and world champion Zhang Ning of China — to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.Sindhu has also won an Olympic silver in 2016 Rio Games, a silver at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, an Asian Games silver at Jakarta and the BWF World Tour Finals last year.advertisementSindhu credited her coaches for the performance and dedicated the win to her mother P Vijaya.”A lot of credit to my coaches, Gopi Sir and Kim (Ji Hyun) and also to my parents, my support staff and sponsors who believed in me,” she said.”I dedicate this win to my mom, its her birthday today. I thought I will gift her something and finally I gift her this gold medal. It is because of my parents that I am here today.”As the Indian national anthem reverberated across the St Jakobshalle stadium here, Sindhu stood at the podium with moist eyes.”It was really special when the flag went up and national anthem was playing and I had goosebumps, I have no words to express because you play for your country and it is definitely a proud moment for me,” she said.The Olympic silver medallist said she approached the finals like any other match and it took the pressure off her as she could produce her best.”I think I just focused on my match and didn’t think it was a final. I just thought it was just another match like I played the semifinals and quarterfinals. I just went in that way and gave my 100 percent.”Winning and losing is secondary but for me just going to the court and giving my 100 percent is very important.”Talking about the final, Sindhu said, “Usually the Japanese girls play a lot of rallies , so there were long rallies and then I was dominating all of them and from the starting I maintained the lead and finished it off.”I was very confident even though I was giving one or two points, then I was getting those points back and finally I did it.”Crestfallen after the devastating loss, Okuhara, the 2017 champion, said she just couldn’t match up to the pace of Sindhu.”Sindhu played very speedy returns and I couldn’t move fast enough. I couldn’t defend. It can happen in sports, this time it didn’t work out,” said the World no 4 Japanese.”I have lost matches in other competitions so I know I will have to improve my physical and mental fitness to be prepared for next time.Also Read | PV Sindhu dedicates World Championships gold medal to mother on her birthdayAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow World ChampionshipsFollow gold medal Next PV Sindhu after World Championships gold: Had goosebumps when the national anthem was playingIt was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal — most by a female singles player alongside former Olympic and world champion Zhang Ning of China — to go with the two successive silvers and a couple of bronze medals.advertisementlast_img read more

Traffic Advisory Cape Breton Regional Municipality

first_imgCape Breton Regional Municipality: Highway 125 Construction Update For the next several weeks, work on the twinning of Highway 125 in Sydney will require changes in the flow of traffic. Traffic on Highway 125 will be shifted from the existing two lanes to the newly constructed lanes, and moved back and forth as construction requires. Two lanes of traffic will remain open at all times but drivers should be prepared for lane changes and drive with extra caution as the project nears completion. The department appreciates the continuing patience of drivers during this time. Work will continue on Highway 125 until the end of November. -30-last_img

Province Provides New Home for Southend Community Centre

first_imgCommunity groups that used the Southend Community Centre in Sydney for their programming now have a new home. Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Jan. 23, the province will lease the former Mira Road Elementary School to the Southend Community Development Association. “The loss of the Southend Community Centre was devastating to the groups offering community education and activities there, as well as the many people taking part in those programs,” said Premier McNeil. “I’m delighted the province has been able to offer the centre a new location. These programs and activities are an important part of building stronger communities.” The Southend Community Centre sustained extensive water damage in the Thanksgiving Day flood. Demolition of the building began on Jan. 18. Mira Road Elementary School has been vacant since the end of the 2015-16 school year. The building was owned by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The province exercised its option to reclaim the property, as it was not in use, and lease it to the Southend Community Development Association for one dollar. “We are very excited with this wonderful opportunity to rebuild our local community centre, left in ruins as a result of the recent devastating flood in Sydney,” said Rick Fraser, executive director of the Southend Community Development Association. “With this new facility, we can now begin the work necessary to open the doors to the public again, redesign services and broaden our scope to the community.” Any resident, small business or non-profit organization with eligible damages from the Thanksgiving Day flood can get financial help to rebuild and repair their homes and property. The province has a Disaster Financial Assistance program that covers uninsurable damage to items like basic household goods, appliances (washers, dryers, furnaces), and structural damage to the home. Since the flood, the Disaster Financial Assistance program has received 857 applications and has paid over $2.3 million to homeowners. Staff continue to work hard to resolve all claims as quickly as possible. For more information on Disaster Financial Assistance, visit http://novascotia.ca/dma/emo/disaster_financial_assistance or call 1-866-424-5620.last_img read more

University of North Bengal comes up with courses to cater needs of

first_imgDarjeeling: In order to make it easier for students to get jobs easily, the University of North Bengal is all set to introduce new courses from the current academic session. Along with this, the university has approached the State Government to sanction a post placement officer.”We are introducing courses, which are in great demand in the job market. There is 100 percent placement guarantee for a student pursuing these courses,” said Dr Subires Bhattacharyya, Vice-Chancellor, University of North Bengal. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe university will start M. Pharm and Master degree course in food processing from this academic year. For the M. Pharm course, the Pharmacy Council of India has already given the necessary go ahead. This year, 18 seats have been allotted for the M. Pharm course. “This course is not taught in North Bengal. We have many pharmaceutical companies in Sikkim. They usually approach our university in search of M. Pharm students. Till now we have been sending students from the Chemistry department. However, with the M. Pharm course to commence in the university from this academic session, we will be able to meet up to their requirements,” added the Vice-Chancellor. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersTen teachers have been recruited for this department. “The teachers are doctorates hence PhD courses will also be offered,” said Dr Bhattacharyya. Specialisation in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics will be offered for the M Pharm course. The V-C stated that the university will apply for B. Pharm course from next year. “There is no B Pharm course in North Bengal. It is in great demand. We will try to introduce this course from next year,” said the V-C. For the Masters Degree in Food Processing, 24 students will be allowed to pursue this course in the present academic session. Last year, the university had started an integrated course in Geology (5 year long course, including B Sc and M Sc.) “We are starting a similar integrated course in Anthropology from this academic year,” said the V-C. Two new buildings are coming up for science and humanities streams. “Both the buildings will be six-storied. Each floor in the science building is 15000 sq ft. The new disciplines will be housed in the science building,” the V-C said. To ensure that students get proper placement, the university has approached the state government to create a post of a full-fledged placement officer. “The placement officer will liaison with different companies and help students get placement. Till a post is sanctioned we will tie up with some agency or individual on contractual basis,” added Bhattacharyya. The University of North Bengal in Siliguri was founded in 1962.last_img read more

Getting perspective on the Nunavut election and whats at stake

first_imgAPTN InFocus In this episode we’re putting the October 30th Nunavut territorial election in focus.It’s the fifth general election, since the territory was created in 1999.22 ridings are represented in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly and right now, 71 candidates are on the last leg of their campaigning, hoping to win one of those seats in this consensus-style government.One member, is acclaimed. And that is in the riding and community of Kugluktuk, in Western Nunavut.With many different difficulties affecting Nunavut, we ask what issues are important to them and what they hope the next elected government will achieve.Guests on the show include APTN’s Kent Driscoll in Iqaluit, Nunatsiaq news editor, Jim Bell, Lindsey Qanguk and Helen Navalik Tologanak.You can subscribe to the InFocus audio podcast below.last_img read more

UNESCO chief applauds regional cooperation in SouthEast Europe

8 June 2007The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed the commitment of South-East European leaders to regional cooperation and dialogue. The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed the commitment of South-East European leaders to regional cooperation and dialogue. At the opening of the fifth summit of heads of state of South-East Europe in Sibiu, Romania, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said that underlying the annual meetings is the leaders’ commitment to “dialogue, understanding, reconciliation and peace.” Organized by Romanian President Traian Basesc, five other leaders – of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – are participating in the two-day meeting with the theme “Cultural Diversity – a Bridge between Cultural Heritage and the Culture of the Future.” “Heritage is no longer understood solely as the built environment,” Mr. Matsuura said, appealing for the ratification of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. “It is seen to encompass all aspects of human creativity.” He added, “Drawing on this heritage, human creativity can invent new forms of expression that will become, in turn, the legacy for the future.” Mr. Matsuura expressed satisfaction that each of the four previous summits have contributed to supported regional cooperation and “has chosen culture as the foundation for such an endeavour.” The meeting’s participants have selected Greece as the site of next year’s summit, and later today, they are expected to adopt a final declaration. read more

Ban signs performance pacts with UN chiefs boosting transparency accountability

Unlike previous occasions, television cameras and the international press were invited to witness the ceremony. “Today we are taking a step back to see how we can better address the challenges within our departments and among each other,” Mr. Ban told the assembled agency heads. “Today is also unusual in that we are gathered in front of television cameras, and we have invited the press. As you know, the compacts you have signed will all be published on our intranet site, iSeek. This means we are not only talking about transparency; we are practicing it.” He said the goals of each body will be especially critical this year, as the UN grapples with many interlinked challenges, from boosting the economic and social development of poor countries to combating climate change to improving staff security. “We confront problems that no senior manager or single department can solve alone. We have to work together as a team,” he added, stressing that making the process as public as possible plays a key role. Both the compacts and end-of-year results will be put online. In April, iSeek will publish the results for last year’s compacts and action plans. “This transparency and accountability are critical to our credibility,” Mr. Ban declared. “They demonstrate the progress we are making toward becoming a more performance-driven Organization that sets clear goals, establishes specific timeframes, communicates them widely and then reports the results openly. “We must also outline clear roles, responsibility and authority for all levels of staff. This is not a glamorous exercise, but it is critical. When colleagues understand their duties and how they will be evaluated, they can produce better results,” he said, stressing that the next crucial step is to look closely at what works, and fix what does not. Nineteen senior managers were present at the ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York while five others participated via video-conference. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro, who leads the Management Performance Board. 12 February 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted efforts to spread transparency and accountability throughout the United Nations system, signing compacts with his senior managers for performance goals and results that will be published on the Organization’s intranet site, iSeek. read more

TSU Constable charged with 2 counts of fraud receives bail

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related David Singh making his way out of the Court compoundA member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday morning, to answer to multiple charges of alleged fraud.Forty-two-year -old David Singh, a Constable attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU), was charged with the offences and released on $40,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan following a not guilty plea by the accused.The first charge alleged that David Singh on January 26, 2017, at Penny Lane South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, falsely pretended to pay $6000 per day for a period of 40 days, for the hiring of a motor car from Virtual Complainant (VC), Troy Jacobs, knowing same to be false.Moreover, the accused between February 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, at Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, uplifted some $400, 000 on the account of Latchman Mohabir from Rabindra Harrichand, which he converted to his own use and benefit.Singh denied the allegations read to him by the Magistrate.Attorney Patrice Henry in bail application for his client, stated that the accused is not a flight risk and will return to court should bail be granted. He added that Singh had reimbursed both complainants in full, prior to Thursday’s court hearing.Prosecutor Arvin Moore did not object to bail, provided that same is granted in a substantial sum.Bail was set to the sum of $40,000; $15, 000 for the first charge and $25, 000 on the latter charge of fraudulent conversion. read more

VIDEO New face of Jeffrey Mtima

← Previous Story Kiel beat PSG for TOP spot – RK Metalurg celebrate last second triumph Next Story → Vive Tauron Kielce “6 of 6” after double win over Aalborg Only a few days after he made inexcusable foul on Dominik Klein in match of his PSG Handball with THW Kiel, French left wing Jeffrey M’tima showed better part of his quality. PSG beat Toulouse 34:31 last Wednesday in French league, and the most beautiful goal came from “Kung Fu” action…. jeffrey m’timaPSG Handball

Voices raised against gun violence

first_imgFor information on Heidi Yewman’s book, visit Beyond the Bullet.On the one-year anniversary of the shooting of 19 people in a Tucson, Ariz., Safeway parking lot, about 30 people in Vancouver gathered to encourage gun safety and promote ways to prevent gun violence.The candlelight vigil was at St. Paul Lutheran Church and featured a survivor of the Columbine High School shooting in 1999.Andrea Bannister of Vancouver said she was a 17-year-old junior at Columbine when that Colorado massacre left 15 dead and 21 injured.She said her best friend, Corey DePooter, died and her boyfriend, Austin Eubanks, was wounded. Both were in the library.Bannister said she wanted to see what was happening when shots rang out and a substitute teacher refused to let her leave the classroom.“He saved my life by not letting me go,” she said. The teacher later led students down a hallway, out an exit and over a chain-link fence and told students to “run like hell.”“It still affects my life today, and it always will,” Bannister said. “I still have nightmares. … I am not a victim, but I am a survivor, and I always will be.”The Vancouver event was one of 65 on Sunday in 22 states, said Heidi Yewman, a writer who lives in Salmon Creek. She is a former Littleton, Colo., student and her teacher and coach, Dave Sanders, died in the massacre.last_img read more

Washougal High to mark a century of schooling

first_imgOrganizers of a Washougal High School 100th anniversary party are looking for more student and staff memories. Contribute yours online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/BGNGB69 by Friday.The end of this school year marks a major milestone for Washougal High School: the 100th anniversary of the school’s first commencement.Washougal’s class of 1914 had just four students, and only three graduated from the school the following year. But they were the first of many to come as the school endured a drastic transformation over the following decades.A century later, Washougal High School remains relatively small, with a student population of about 900. Administrators expect about 180 of them to earn their diplomas in June.But the high school is in a completely different location, as 101-year-old Vernon Campen can tell you. The only surviving member of the class of 1931, Campen is the school’s oldest living alumnus, and he’s spent most of his life in Washougal, watching the place grow and change.In his school days, Washougal High School was located in a small brick building on the corner of Main and 24th streets downtown. It had no gym or cafeteria, and it eventually became the New Horizons Church after the new, larger campus on 39th Street was established in the late 1950s.last_img read more

Go Ideas for your weekend — Holiday Market Mamma Mia

first_img1. Food for the tableFrom squash to fresh cranberries, discover the right ingredients for your Thanksgiving meal during a special Harvest Farmers Market. The Vancouver Farmers Market will give the community local options for responsibly raised meat, winter produce, bread and other food for holiday dinners. The market is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at 605 Esther St., Vancouver. Call 360-737-8298 or visit www.vancouverfarmersmarket.com2. Dancing queenBroadway Across America brings ABBA’s songs to the stage in the classic show “Mamma Mia!” Set on a Greek island, Sophie wants her father to walk her down the aisle, but her mother, Donna, has never revealed his identity. So Sophie invites three men from her mother’s past to the wedding. The production begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25-29; 2 p.m. Nov. 29; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., Portland. Tickets are $39 to $101. Call 800-273-1530 or visit portland.broadway.com.3. Indoor excitementIt’s a day of family fun at the Firstenburg Community Center. All ages are encouraged to enjoy a free day of basketball, swimming, rock climbing, pickleball and more. The day of activities will end with a community movie night. “The Lego Movie,” rated G, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in the gym with popcorn provided. Family Fun Day will run from noon to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver. Admission is free. Call 360-487-7001 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec4. Holiday troupeThe Va Va Voom performance troupe will present its holiday show, featuring a variety of comedy, holiday songs and skits that highlight the mix-ups that happen around the holidays. Va Va Voom is a group of entertainers ages 50 and older. The group performs 2 p.m. Nov. 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Barberton Grange, 9400 N.E. 72nd Ave., Vancouver. Tickets are $10. Visit www.vavavoomtroupe.com5. Shakespeare for everyoneHigh school students will bring works of Shakespeare to life during the Fall Festival of Shakespeare. The festival is a collaboration between Portland Playhouse and local high schools, with two school productions performed during each time slot: 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 22. During the 3 p.m. time slot, Fort Vancouver High School will perform “Much Ado About Nothing,” followed by Ridgefield High School performing “Macbeth.” High school students in the audience also will call out their reactions to the performances, mimicking the audiences that watched Shakespeare plays in Elizabethan England. The event is at the Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Tickets are $15. Call 503-488-5822 or visit www.portlandplayhouse.org/fall-festivallast_img read more