Bux appointed Guyana’s representative to CSA

first_imgFormer franchise holder of Miss India/Guyana Pageant, Umadevi Bux, was officially appointed the Guyana Representative for the Caribbean and Americas Commonwealth Students’ Association working group.Bux is also the Regional Coordinator, Policy and Advocacy for the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador Network and brings a wide array of knowledge and skills set to the above mentioned focus areas for Guyana via the International Commonwealth Youth Network.The Commonwealth Students’ Association is the joining of student organisations within the Commonwealth. Their role is to be an independent advocate for students and brings students’ perspectives into the policy decision-makingUmadevi Buxprocesses of the Commonwealth.The CSA will amplify the voice of students and seeks to enhance the role of students in the Commonwealth and in policy matters that affect their lives. The CSA will be the official platform for student associations and organisations in the Commonwealth and beyond.During her two-year service with the Commonwealth Students’ Association, Bux will seek to advocate for better education policies in both private and State educational institutions for students across all regions in Guyana.She will also be working alongside the CSA to lobby for student’s rights; Government and Private Sector involvement in the education sector and set up a working national student association. This will involve stakeholders to ensure positive impacts are made within the education sector for all parties involved.Presently, Bux is the co-founder of Give Foundation Guyana, a non-profit organisation geared at bringing primary healthcare and assistance in any way possible to the less fortunate.This organisation was founded in 2015 after over 10 years working with youth, both professionally and voluntarily. She began her professional experience as a teacher in 2006 at the Zeeburg Secondary School on the West Coast Demerara in Guyana, South America.Bux served six years teaching English Language and English Literature. She was also a Journalist working with a leading national newspaper, Guyana Times.She currently chairs the GIVE Foundation Guyana as the Founder/President, has sat as a member of the National Youth Parliament in 2011, where she served as the Youth Human Services Minster, wining the best analytical and reasoning debater award.Bux is currently pursuing a Medical Degree in General Medicine at the Texila American University in Guyana, South America.last_img read more

Former B.C. Attorney General joins Steelhead LNG Board of Directors

first_imgSteelhead CEO Nigel Kuzemko says in a release, “Like us, Geoff recognizes the tremendous potential LNG has to create a wide range of long term benefits for B.C. In addition to being a respected business leader with a comprehensive understanding of economic, political, and social issues in B.C., he is also widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in the area of Aboriginal law and an expert in land and resource negotiations with First Nations, so we are honoured to have him join our team.”The company is currently working with a wide range of LNG related stakeholders, suppliers and customers to develop LNG projects in BC. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Fenerbahce close in on deal for Manchester United star

first_imgFenerbahce are close to completing a deal to sign Nani from Manchester United.The Turkish side have been tracking the Portuguese winger over the last six months and are nearing an agreement with the Red Devils.According to Sky Italia, United will accept a fee of around £4.3m and the transfer is expected to be announced in the coming days.Nani spent the whole of last season on loan at former club Sporting Lisbon, where he scored 11 goals in 34 appearances.The 28-year-old is not in Louis van Gaal’s plans for next season, with the Dutch coach planning to reshuffle his attacking options. 1 Luis Nani in action for Sporting Lisbon last_img read more

TOP TEN TIPS TO BEATING EXAM STRESS!

first_imgIT’S Junior Cert and Leaving Cert time – and children may be feeling the pressure.Good luck to everyone in the county doing exams over the next couple of weeks.Here’s our top ten tips to beating exam stress: Don’t spend the night before an exam cramming. You won’t perform well if you are sleep deprived. Instead get an early night and a good night’s sleep.On the morning of the exam, get up early so that you’re not in a rush and make time to have a good substantial breakfast.Avoid being late by arriving at the exam room ahead of time. This will allow you to calm your nerves before you go in.Don’t try to study whilst waiting to enter the exam room and stay away from anyone who is panicking about the exams. Panic can be contagious- so stay away from people who make you feel worse.Once in the exam room take a few deep slow breaths. The calmer and more relaxed you are, the more alert you will be.If your mind goes blank, close your eyes for a few moments and take a few deep breaths. This will help you regain your composure.Avoid looking at other people. They will always seem to be writing more and appear more confident than you. It’s your exam so just worry about yourself.After the exam do not engage in a post-mortem. Don’t focus on questions you were unhappy with, instead, concentrate on what has gone well.Don’t put on a brave face. If exam stress is getting you down, let someone know how you’re feeling.Take a break before starting to study for the next exam. You’ve earned it!TOP TEN TIPS TO BEATING EXAM STRESS! was last modified: June 2nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:examGuidestresslast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: BRENDAN NASH WINS THE WEDNESDAY OPEN AT PORTSALON

first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubGolf Events at PortsalonOn Saturday 17th there is an Open ladies and gents Scramble competition with a shot gun start at 10 a.m. This will be the first official competition from the new first tee box. Names must be entered by Friday 16th at 6 p.m.In order for a draw for teams and tees. Prize giving will take place immediately afterwards in the clubhouse. On Sunday there is a member’s competition and on Wednesday 21st a gents open competition.A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at portsalongolfclub.com.Members should note that on Saturday 31st May the tee is reserved for a golf classic and on Sunday June 1st The first tee is reserved for the GUI Junior Cup qualifier. On Saturday 14th June for a golf classic. Open WeekOne of the eagerly awaited golfing events in the Northwest the Portsalon golf club open week is scheduled to tee off on Saturday 28th June and conclude on Sunday 6th July.Full details will be published on this golfing festival.ResultsThe winner of the Wednesday open was Bernard Nash (16) 38 points. The CSS was 35 points. On Saturday the winner of the open competition was John Shields (5) 39 points, runner up Donal Callaghan Jr (16) 37 points. The CSS was 35 points. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was Connor Mc Fadden (10) 43 points, runner up Patrick Mc Devitt (16) 38 points, gross Cathal Canning (7) 30 points BOT 3rd Ciaran Kelly (11) 38 points. The CSS was 37 points.Team NewsThe Portsalon team in this seasons Jimmy Carrol competition thavelled to Ballybofey for the qualifying event on Thursday last. The team have qualified for the next phase and will now meet Ballybofey in the next round.The Portsalon Pierce Purcell team travelled to Faughan Valley on Sunday last and failed to qualify.Protect Your Course.Replacing divots is no more than good golf etiquette. So we should all think of our fellow golfers and replace our divots. In addition all members are encouraged to take a Divot Bag with them on their golfing round and replace the divot with either the mixture or the actual divot. Divot bags are available on entry to the first tee box and also at the 5th & 12th tee boxes.. Please ensure that you pick up a divot bag and assist with the course maintenance. If you forget to collect your divot bag at the first tee there is another chance to do so on the second tee. We can all play a part.Locker RoomsOver the past few months a number of golfers are leaving their clubs and trollies in the locker room. Members should note that the locker rooms do not provide a secure lock up facilities for clubs or trollies and these should be removed. The club will not be responsible for any items stolen from the locker room. PlacingMembers and visitors should note that 6 inch placing on fairways only has been introduced a bit earlier than usual in order to allow the green staff carry out repairs to some of the fairways.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comGOLF NEWS: BRENDAN NASH WINS THE WEDNESDAY OPEN AT PORTSALON was last modified: May 15th, 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:golfNoticesPortsalonSportlast_img read more

ST MICHAEL’S PLAYERS NOT REGISTERED NEED TO CONTACT CLUB REGISTRAR ASAP

first_imgSt. Michael’s NotesSt. Michael’s Mini Lotto There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; the numbers drawn were 1,3,4,5,9,13.  There were no 5 winners; 31 people matched 4 and their names were drawn; the winner of the €100 was Brendan Kelly Breaghy Portnablagh.  This weeks Jackpot be €2700. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .Drive Home in Style from the Bingo in CreesloughThe winner of the €100 on the 5th game at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre on Sunday night last was Eddie Flood Creeslough; the €100 on the 9th game was won Michelle Sweeney Ballyboes. You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a house on 45 nos or less.  Check on 45 Numbers or less with the magic number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000.  The normal Snowball is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins.  The car was in play last Sunday night but was not won. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2700.  The single book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.Registration for St Michael sWould all players( both Senior and Minor )who have not yet registered please contact either Suzi Roarty 087 2829214 or Ann Marie Kelly 087 9454107 ASAP as players must be registered before training or playing matches . Membership fees are adult: €30; minor/child: €15 and family discounts are available.Membership forms are also available in Creeslough Post Office.St. Michael’s Lotto RotaThe names for the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto Rota for this Sunday night theSaturday 6th February: Dunfanaghy Patricia Kelly and Martina Carr; Creeslough Michael Cannon. 13th January Terri McFadden and Margaret Ann O’Reilly, Creeslough Bernadette McFadden. Dinner DanceThe St. Michael’s GAA Club Annual Dinner Dance will be held in Arnolds Hotel in Dunfanaghy on Saturday the 20th February.  More Details later.County CoachesCounty Coaches will be visiting the National Schools in the club area in March and April. YearbooksCopies of the 2015 Donegal GAA Yearbooks are on sale in the Post Offices in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough Post Offices priced €10 and would make an ideal Christmas present in a year which saw St. Michael’s claim their first ever senior title.SOS for Photographs!Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.iePlease spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!!All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardU14sTraining now takes place every FRIDAY evening at the Bridge @7pm . The bus is €3 and leaves Creeslough at 6.30pm .Note : Everyone must be registered with the Club before either training or playing in matches takes place . Registration Is €15 and forms can be got in Creeslough Post Office or by contacting Suzi or Ann Marie Kelly.Registration for St Michael sWould all players( both Senior and Minor )who have not yet registered please contact either Suzi Roarty 087 2829214 or Ann Marie Kelly 087 9454107 ASAP as players must be registered before training or playing matches . Membership fees are adult: €30; minor/child: €15 and family discounts are available.Membership forms are also available in Creeslough Post Office.ST MICHAEL’S PLAYERS NOT REGISTERED NEED TO CONTACT CLUB REGISTRAR ASAP was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportSt Michaelslast_img read more

So much to see and do at amazing Fort Dunree this summer

first_imgFort Dunree has it all – history, wildlife, walks, water sports and the most scenic coffee shop in Ireland!If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a spectacular day in Donegal, put Fort Dunree on your list.Fort Dunree is located about seven miles north of Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal. The site is situated along the shores of Lough Swilly commanding a majestic view of the Lough and its shorelines. Near to the spot where Wolfe Tone was brought ashore in 1798, a small fort was erected to guard against the possible return of a French invasion fleet. In the late 19th Century the fort was modernised and enlarged with the building of the “Top Fort” on Dunree Hill. During World War I it stood guard whilst Admiral Lord Jellicoe’s Fleet anchored in Lough Swilly prior to engaging the German Navy at the Battle of Jutland. Control of the Fort was transferred to the Irish Free State just before World War II. Fort Dunree, InishowenThe Fort Dunree heritage museum complex was originally opened to the public in 1986, and has provided interest for the tourists of all ages ever since. It has also been a source of great pleasure and reminiscence for those of a military background, whether having served at the post or just been involved in its military history.In its natural spectacular setting, Fort Dunree is rich in wildlife, some of it unique to the area. This is explained by a beautiful wildlife exhibition with sea life and birdlife displays. A Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way, Fort Dunree houses a Military Museum, Wildlife Discovery Room and a network of walkways that are a must for any visitor to the Inishowen Peninsula. In recent years Pier facilities have been developed on site so that Kayaking, Snorkelling and Coasteering can now be booked in association with Inish Adventures.  Fort Dunree, InishowenThe Coffee Cup at Fort Dunree offers visitors a range of food prepared on site so sit back and enjoy “The most scenic Coffee Shop in Ireland”!Opening Hours: June – September, Monday – Sunday 10.30 am – 6.00 pmOctober – May, Monday – Friday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12.00 pm – 5.00 pmFor more info visit www.facebook.com/fortdunree or dunree.pro.ieSo much to see and do at amazing Fort Dunree this summer was last modified: July 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:FORT DUNREEThings to dotourismlast_img read more

Why I would never fly with AirAsia

first_imgThe question is being asked all over Asia  — should we fly AirAsia to our favourite holiday destinations. It is not quite as simple as “you get what you pay for”.But that is a major factor.Qantas is the world’s safest airline and it has the highest standards for training. Read: Who are the world’s safest low cost airlines? When you pay for your Qantas ticket, you are paying for some of the best-paid pilots who are likely to be Top Guns.You are also paying for one of the world’s most sophisticated plane monitoring systems that detects problems before they become serious.But surveys taken before last year’s extraordinary string of airline disasters show that, though 60 per cent of passengers have a fear of flying, only 27 per cent choose safety over price. Clearly, not all passengers put a value on their lives.Low-cost airlines usually have tighter schedules with less back-up. So, when a plane breaks down, the disruptions can be longer. They work with fewer ground staff, which manifests as less customer service.Low-cost airlines now make up almost 20 per cent of all travel into and out of Australia.The big loser has been Qantas, with its market share declining from about 40 per cent in 1988 — when Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man uttered the famous words “Qantas never crashed”— to about 17 per cent last year.Passengers have been turning their backs on Qantas as the safety records of its competitors have improved greatly, mainly through advances in plane safety. But, tragically, there are still plane crashes.Low-cost airlines have been around since the 1930s but the accepted game changer was Texas-based Southwest Airlines which in 1972 with just three planes, started serving just peanuts on flights and charging rock-bottom fares. It is the only low cost airline from the modern era that is still in business.AirAsia brought the low-cost concept to Asia in 2002. It has been a huge success, with more than 230 million passengers carried on the group’s services.It has joint-venture partners in Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and the Philippines, as well as long-range partner AirAsia X in Kuala Lumpur.Up to December 28, the airline group had operated without a fatality but it has not completed the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit.Airlines that have done the IOSA have a 4.3 times better safety record than ones that have not. However, that is not to say AirAsia is 4.3 times less safe than other IOSA airlines — the ratio is distorted by the big number of Third World airlines with terrible crash records that have also ignored the audit.The audit is an internationally recognised evaluation designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.Other major low-cost carriers that have not done IOSA include Southwest Airlines in the US and Ryanair and Easyjet in Europe.They argue they have robust systems in place and do not need to do the audit.AirlineRatings.com initially rated the AirAsia group five stars out of a possible seven because it had not done the audit.But would I fly on IndonesiaAirAsia? I never have and never will — though, as a rule, I don’t fly on low-cost airlines because the seating is too cramped for my height. And I would not consider flying on any airline that had not done IOSA. IOSA makes a difference.There has been considerable commentary since the Indonesia AirAsia crash about the safety of airlines in Indonesia and certainly most don’t score high marks. But 120 people die on Indonesia’s roads every day.What airline you should fly on is a vexing question.But perhaps the question to ask is: should you buy a more expensive car to ensure you’re safer driving to the airport?last_img read more

The Cavalry Isn’t Coming

first_imgYou’re on your own. The cavalry isn’t coming. No one is going to save you. Instead, you are going to have to save yourself.Humans have lived on this planet for about three and a half million years, give or take. From the very beginning of our time here we’ve been responsible for taking care of ourselves. If you wanted to eat, you had to hunt and gather. If you wanted shelter, you had to carve it out of the earth with your bare hands. If you were going to survive–and thrive–it was up to you.But we’ve lost our memory as to our responsibilities. Why did we lose our memories?For a very short period starting some time in the middle 20th Century, a bargain was struck. You become an employee of the the Big Industrial Age Corporation, and in exchange for 47 years of your labor, you’d receive a decent wage, guaranteed health care, and a retirement. If you were in management, you might even get a nice plaque, a gold watch, and a retirement lunch.But the world, as it is wont to do, changed. And those changes started to take a toll on the Big Industrial Age Corporations. Many of them had every intention of keeping the old bargain. They preferred the status quo. But at some point the bargain became too difficult to keep. Maybe it was 1980. Maybe it was the 1990’s. Some are still trying desperately to hold on.A lot of people want to see that bargain transferred to the Federal Government. But a lot of smart people in smart countries have tried to make and keep those bargains and failed. More are failing still. That’s not a bet you can safely make either.We are returning to the way things were for all of three and half million years, minus a short detour that we took towards the end of the Industrial Age. We’re now firmly at the jumping off point of the Disruptive Age. Industrial Age beliefs and behaviors no longer serve you. The beliefs and behaviors that allow you to succeed now look more like the beliefs and behaviors that worked before the Industrial Age bargain was struck.The cavalry isn’t coming. Accept it and start saving yourself.last_img read more