US based Energy, Oil and Gas expert Edwin Callender on Thursday reminded Guyana that it has an abundance of natural resources outside of oil, and urged the country not to neglect the other sectors, as oil will not be here forever.Dr Julio BerdeguéHe stated that while the oil and gas sector in the country will open the door that could lead to tremendous economic development for both Guyana and the Caribbean, other industries should not be neglected.“It will not last forever and then what, what is going to happen? So Guyana and the people of Guyana, represented by whatever the Government, have to ensure, they have to insist that those industries ,whether it is sugar, rice, everything else, are not neglected, in fact that they are enhanced”.According to Callender, the Government needs to ensure that there is a strategic approach with a long-term view in ensuring the other sectors are developed.“Many times, a country comes into this easy money from oil, you just sell the oil and they get some evidence, you tend to neglect the other industries you have and after a while those industries don’t exist. Whereas, before they might have been producing sugar, rice livestock etc., they are importing everything and those industries die. You can use this opportunity to modernize those industries, improve the efficiency, diversify the products and just do what you need to do in order to be a modern economy and not a one-dimensional economy.”US-based energy, oil and gas expert Edwin CallenderHe reminded that in Guyana, there is a well-established Agriculture Industry and this should not be placed on the back burner. The Oil and Gas Expert also noted that the country can now move fully into manufacturing and making more products in its Agriculture Industry too.“You can have a strategic approach, a long-term view and plan and implement that plan to take advantage of the opportunity for the country. And you increase the types of products you are able to produce locally, but to also export to other places that need it. And given the location of this country is on the top of South America, you can ship to anywhere, it is not landlocked. It is blessed by having that position”.In last April, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO’s) Assistant Director General for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Julio Berdegué, during a media briefing in Guyana, had reasoned that the oil and gas sector revenues could be used to finance large-scale investments in climate change adaptation or change the food systems to provide healthier diets.“These are not cheap things to do. These are significant investments over the long term and if the oil and gas economy goes well and if it is managed sustainably and in a responsible way, it can be a significant source of resources for this country to do the investments in the other sectors,” he said in response to questions from the media about the threat that oil and gas could pose to the agriculture sector in Guyana.The FAO Official also noted that there was a possibility that the labour costs in agriculture would increase to keep pace with salaries and wages in the oil and gas industry.However, Dr. Berdegué at that time, pointed out that the country’s fishing subsector is expected to face the greatest risk for space in contrast to space for crops and animals.“There might be competition for space with the fishing sector, not so much with crop production or animal production,” adding that there are similar challenges in Trinidad and Tobago.Dr. Berdegué had explained that Guyana’s Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder, raised the issue with him in discussions and asked the FAO to provide support to grapple with the availability of offshore fishing grounds where there is a hive of oil and gas exploration and production activity.“How are we going to deal in this country with this new issue, brand new issue of allocating the seacoast of this country between different activities where before, there wasn’t any competition for space?” Minister Holder had asked him.The FAO official said his United Nations agency was funding a US$15 million “very large project” for the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission to strengthen the country’s capacity to manage its space – land and oceans.“We need modern regulations and modern technologies to manage our space in order to make these different economic activities – marine resources and offshore oil drilling – coexist in a less stressful situation or in a more mutually-reinforcing situation,” he said.
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard admits he is delighted to have completed a loan move to Manchester City.The 36-year-old has agreed a short-term move to the Blues, as he prepares for life with the club’s sister American outfit New York City FC, who do not begin their new Major League Soccer season until the spring.Lampard has trained with the Manchester side for the first time on Wednesday, and told www.mcfc.co.uk: “Joining up with Manchester City is a fantastic opportunity for me to continue to train and play at the top level and make sure I am in top condition for New York City.“It has been an amazing few days for me since the unveiling in Brooklyn and everyone connected with both clubs has been fantastic to me. This is a new chapter of my career and I’m really excited about the experience.“I met Manuel (Pellegrini, the Manchester City manager) and some of the players in New York and I’m looking forward to getting into training and making a contribution for Manchester City ahead of my move over to New York.Pellegrini said: “Frank is a world class midfielder and this is an opportunity which works perfectly for everyone, the player, Manchester City, and New York City“I’m looking forward to working with him and integrating him into our squad. New York have made a fantastic signing by recruiting Frank, and I’m really pleased that we’ll be able to have him with us for the first half of our season and help prepare him for his new challenge.”New York City sporting director Claudio Reyna said: “This is the perfect opportunity for Frank. He is in great shape following the World Cup, and training and playing with our colleagues in Manchester will enable Frank to be fit and ready for our inaugural training camp.“Everyone has been hugely impressed with Frank’s positivity, and I’m sure he will bring a lot to City during his stint with the club“We wish him well for his spell with Manchester City and look forward to welcoming him back to New York in the New Year”Lampard is available for all of Manchester City’s domestic and European games, taking up squad number 18. Frank Lampard 1
Ray Stubbs is joined in the studio by columnist Mike Calvin, Daily Mail sports news editor Laura Williamson and football editor at the Sun, Charlie Wyett, to discuss all of the latest sporting action.This week the Press Pass team debate the crowd trouble which marred Aston Villa’s FA Cup victory over rivals West Brom at Villa Park on Saturday.
Google Inc. is offering $10 million in prizes for people who build the best software to enhance its upcoming cell-phone operating system. The Mountain View-based company is developing a free cell-phone software package that it says will make it easier to surf the Web over mobile devices. It also will give Google more opportunities to sell ads and services. The operating system will be based on computer code that can be openly distributed among programmers, which Google hopes will encourage developers to create new software and improvements that could spawn new uses for smart phones. Winning offerings could encompass simple aesthetic improvements such as personalized home screens or more complicated social-networking programs that merge data from the Web – such as maps or personal Web pages – with data from users’ phones – such as contact information or the phones’ geographic locations. Android will compete with mobile operating systems made by Microsoft Corp., Palm Inc., Research In Motion Ltd., and Symbian, which is owned by Nokia Corp. and several other major phone makers.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre As part of the Android Developer Challenge, a panel of judges will pick 50 winners from entries received from Jan. 2 through March 3, 2008. Those winners will each get $25,000 and be eligible for 10 awards of $100,000 and another 10 awards of $275,000. Google did not specify how the applications will be judged. The company only said the winning programs will “provide consumers with the most compelling experiences.” Google also released a tool kit Monday for working on the new platform, which is to be released in the second half of next year. Four cell-phone manufacturers – Motorola Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., HTC and LG Electronics Inc. – have agreed to use Android in some of their phones. Google CEO Eric Schmidt said he eventually hopes the software will be integrated into thousands of different devices. Twenty-nine other companies have signed on as members of the alliance.
Cllr James Pat Mc Daid has written to the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald callling for a dedicated Garda Divisional Drugs Unit in Donegal.Cllr James Pat McDaidCllr. McDaid says that while the county has Gardai working in the areas of crime and drugs, there is a real crisis with the increased misuse of substances and this is coupled with a decreased number of Gardai in this county.Cllr.Mc Daid says he understands that Gardai numbers in Donegal have fallen significantly over the past five years with a drop that equates to 16%. He pointed out how the Glenties unit which used to cover the south west area is now based in Milford and that this simply is not acceptible.Cllr McDaid said: “It is imperative that extra Gardai are reinstated to tackle the drugs crisis. Milford is simply too far away to cover areas in the south west and Inishowen. There is lack of manpower in Letterkenny, Inishowen , the Border areas, Killybegs, Ardara, Dungloe, and Gweedore.“There is serious concerns about the supply and abuse of drugs and the reality is that there seems to be no problem in their availability.“The issue must be to track down the people who are pedalling the drugs. Donegal’s large coastline also adds to the problem given the amount of piers and harbours which leaves it more difficult to monitor. “Drugs are destroying the lives of too many young people and families nowadays and I feel very strongly that a designated drug unit must be provided to tackle the problem and meet the needs to minimise drug intake in this county.”DONEGAL NEEDS DEDICATED DIVISIONAL DRUGS UNIT – McDAID was last modified: September 9th, 2015 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:donegaldrugsGardai
Letterkenny CDP is celebrating Women’s Health Week with three days of informative and enjoyable events for all local women. Health and beauty demos, advice stands and fun events are on the agenda for Wednesday 18th April. The Courtyard Shopping Centre will be a hub of free information and services on this day from 11am to 5pm. All are welcome. The Women’s Health Week stalls are moving up to the Market Centre on Market Square from 11am-5pm on Thursday and Friday 19th-20th April.This week’s stalls will give local women the unique chance to avail of free health checks, advice and more. Plus, the Marie Keating Foundation Mobile Cancer Unit will be parked outside Ulster Bank on Thursday 19th April from 11am-4pm to bring free cancer information straight into the heart of the town.Women’s Health Week and Bealtaine celebrations on May 23rd are just a few of the events and services provided by Team CDP in Letterkenny. Here is all you need to know about the project: What is Letterkenny C.D.P. ?We are a Community Development Project based in Letterkenny. We have a voluntary Board of Management who give their time freely to organise and plan programmes and events in the “Community for the Community”. We are a registered Charity (CRA 20062460) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (CHY 16997). Most of our programmes are FREE or have a minimum fee to cover running costs.Family Fun DayWhere are we located?Unit 24 The Courtyard Shopping Centre Lr. Main Street Letterkenny, (Entrance through our CHARITY SHOP on the corner) Tel 074 9120633 email email@example.com Facebook Letterkenny C.D.P.What do we do?We work with people of all ages and abilities to help them improve their lives, health and wellbeing.Senior Alert Scheme: free personal alarms for people aged 65yrs and overCare and Repair Programme: we carry out minor repairs in the homes of older people, people with disabilities, people who are on low income etc.Adult Education: courses for adults as identified by our service usersCommunity response to drugs/alcohol misuse: we employ an Outreach Worker to work with people in their own environment to help them reduce the harm caused by addiction. We also provide support to families and loved ones of the person who are coping with addiction.We sponsor a Rehabilitation Community Employment Scheme for people in recovery from alcohol/drugs/gambling addiction to help them improve their wellbeing and sustain their recovery.We also sponsor a Mainstream Community Employment Scheme for people who are long term unemployed to provide them with opportunities to train and upskill to help them increase their employment opportunities.Working with youth at risk: we organise programmes for young people to give them opportunities to participate in social, educational and peer support programmes. We have recently set up a Foroige Junior Youth Club in Letterkenny.Creative Corner: we organise an arts/crafts/recycling programmes where our participants can improve their skills and learn new skills through an arts therapy programme.We provide entertainment at community events i.e. face painting, photo booth, Arts & Crafts, Fun Games & Prizes and much more.Letterkenny CDP: Youth Care & Repair TeamVolunteer in the Home Programme: we have volunteers who wish to do voluntary work but are confined to their home for various reasons. They are supplied with the materials needed and they make many wonderful artistic items which we sell in our charity shop to help sustain our charity.I.T. in the Home: we visit people in their own home and teach them how to use their mobile phone, laptop, skype, Facebook, and anything I.T.Letterkenny Men’s Shed: we established the Men’s Shed 5 years ago in partnership with the H.S.E Acquired Brain Injury and Stroke rehabilitation unit. We continue to support this very worthwhile project.Affordable Childcare: we have a pre-school facility (LEARN ‘N’ PLAY) in the upper Glencar area of Letterkenny and are in the process of expanding this service to include after school and out of school programmes. We provide ECCE, CCS, CCS Plus and Sessional places to eligible children.Community Garden: we maintain 3 raised beds in Letterkenny Community Garden which provides an opportunity for our staff and volunteers to train and develop their skills in horticulture and gardening.Community Events: we organise the following annual events in association with many organisations and agencies in Letterkenny and throughout Co. Donegal:St. Bridget’s Cross making Session,St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, including a Non-Alcohol After Parade Party for families,Bealtaine event to Celebrate Older People,Women’s Health Week,Men’s Health Week,Family Fun Days,Intercultural Celebration Days,Halloween Extravaganza,Christmas Live Crib.Letterkenny CDP: Cleaner Community CampaignHow we sustain our Charity: We are funded by the Dept. of Social Protection for our Community Employment Schemes, HSE funds our Drugs/Alcohol Outreach Worker through the North West Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force, ETB fund some of our Adult Education Courses, Dept. of Youth and Children fund our Pre-School Service. All other programmes are supported by donations, small grants, and as we are not core funded for staffing or overheads we are grateful for any support we receive, financial or otherwise. Our Charity Shop: we set up a charity shop in the Courtyard Shopping Centre 2 years ago to help raise funds to run some of our programmes. We accept all donations of clothes, unwanted gifts, toys, children’s items, bric a brac etc. We are very grateful to all who donate and send a massive thanks to you all for your continued support.How can you help? You can help our charity in any of the following ways:Make a donation to our fundraisingDonate to our Charity Shop, all items are welcomed, clothes, unwanted gifts, toys, bric a brac, jewellery etc etc.Enter our Charity DrawsEncourage people to use our servicesJoin our Volunteer teamAttend our Community EventsLike our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/letterkenny.cdpDATES FOR YOUR DIARY:Women’s Health Week Wed. 18th to Fri. 20th AprilCelebrate Bealtaine for Older People on Wed. 23rd May in Station House Hotel LetterkennyMen’s Health Week Wed 13th to Fri. 15th JuneAdult Education Courses (these courses will run subject to funding and numbers registered)Sign LanguageCommunicationsMosaicsPaper ArtPaverpolJewellery MakingFor more information, contact Margaret Toner at firstname.lastname@example.org Team CDP to turn Letterkenny into a Women’s Health Week hub was last modified: April 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Letterkenny CDPLetterkenny Community Development ProjectMarie Keating Foundationwomen’s health week
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–It has been more than 28 years since the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s executed a player-for-player trade — Ernest Riles for Darren Lewis and Pedro Pena.The drought, which executives for both franchises are keenly aware of, shouldn’t last much longer.The A’s have already begun their regular season while the Giants are exactly one week from Opening Day against the San Diego Padres. Sunday, the teams will meet in the Bay Area for the first of three games, the chance for …
Journal editors are freaking out over the rise of Open Science initiatives, worried their reign over the perception of science is doomed.Who owns science? In the old days, scientists were self-funded or supported by patrons. Nowadays, much of science is funded by governments. And yet the results of the research remain largely behind paywalls: journals that require subscription fees often beyond the reach of the common man. Universities and labs can afford site licenses that allow all or most employees of the institutions instant access to the latest published research. But again, citizens outside of those institutions stay outside the paywall. They only get open access to internet-based science news services (EurekAlert, Science Daily, Phys.org) which dish out predigested summaries of findings – and then, only after embargo dates expire. Often, however, those summaries are tainted with bias to make the researcher’s institution look good.The thinking behind Open Science is that people who fund the research ought to be able to see the results. Some journals compromise by making all their publications publicly-accessible after a time period. Sometimes that is a year or more. Journals worry not just about their bottom line, and big hits to their operating expenses of peer review, illustration and publication, but to the process of science itself. Doesn’t peer review require adequate time to complete, and offer protection to both reviewers and authors? In the meantime, open-science journals (where the researcher pays to get printed), and online services like arXiv and bioXiv have made pre-publication research available for comment before peer review.It’s a scientific revolution, and Big Media is running scared.Radical open-access plan could spell end to journal subscriptions (Nature News). A graph in this piece by Holly Else shows the steady rise of open-access publishing. Her use of the word “radical open-access” underscores the fear: “Eleven research funders in Europe announce ‘Plan S’ to make all scientific works free to read as soon as they are published.” There goes the hefty subscription price to Nature, Science, and other big-name journals that have comfortably ruled peer-reviewed publications for decades.Major research-funding agencies from across Europe have unveiled a radical open-access initiative that could change the face of science publishing in two years. The ‘Plan S’ pledge requires that scientists make papers free to read immediately upon publication, under an open licence. Publishers were immediately up in arms about the plan: Springer Nature said it “potentially undermines the whole research publishing system”. The initiative is spearheaded by Robert-Jan Smits, the European Commission’s special envoy on open access, who says the ‘S’ in Plan S can stand for “science, speed, solution, shock”.Proponents of open science argue that “Paywalls are not only hindering the scientific enterprise itself but also they are an obstacle [to] the uptake of research results by the wider public.”Every solution creates new problems. While the public might welcome the new transparency and access, free-world governments might worry about theft of intellectual property, or release of findings with dual-use potential (civilian and military). The situation might be compared to debates about free-speech rights to publish steps to making a gun with a 3-D printer. And what about free markets? But does the free market apply to dissemination of information paid for by OPM? (other people’s money). Subscription-paid access has dropped from 49.2% to 37.7% between 2012 and 2016, a graph in the article shows. Whatever happens, the Europeans are pushing a “bold access plan” that “could overturn science publishing as we know it” (Nature Briefing).Pirate paper website Sci-Hub dealt another blow by US courts (Nature News, Nov 2017). Last fall, Nature gloated that the courts prevented Sci-Hub from reprinting unauthorized papers from the American Chemical Society. ACS won a lawsuit, but the defendant Sci-Hub operates outside the United States. It may have been a pyrrhic victory. Nature acknowledges that thieves have workarounds to get past the paywalls on the internet.The smart trendmakers are trying to look more open and less selfish. Hoary old journals like Nature have initiated their own open-access journals (Nature Communications, Scientific Reports), and Science, published by the AAAS, has its open-access contender, Science Advances. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) offers some of its papers in open-access form. They’re all trying to join the bandwagon; they just don’t want to let go of their cash cows.Science without publication paywalls: Coalition S for the realisation of full and immediate Open Access (PLoS Biology). Here are the arguments by the crafters of Plan S for the “radical” open-access plan. And for anyone wishing to read it, the plan itself is published in one of the most successful open-access journals, Public Library of Science.Nobody knows what will happen, and we are not taking sides. People have a right to protect their intellectual property, and businesses have a right to compete in the free market, but there are gray areas here. Does the researcher own it, if it was taxpayer funded? Does the journal own it, because they provide a service to readers, including dressing up text for print and adding commentaries? Does the public own it, when they may have paid for the research, but not the work of formatting and dissemination? While we agree that “sunlight is the best disinfectant,” sunlight can also kill some beneficial things. The only clear lesson from this wild-west rampage is that scientific practices are not set in stone. Peer review, publication, and scientific methods must be adapted to changing circumstances. The internet is a huge recent circumstance. Raise your hand if you remember sitting in the library walking through stacks of journals after consulting the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature. Are we better off now? Well, in some ways. Loss of control over intellectual property, particular information with dual-use potential, may have globally nefarious consequences. Navigating these rapids will require the best in human intelligent design. (Visited 459 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-11-11 17:10:30Reviewed Item 14 Glitter Design Hair Clips Grips Slides Snap on ClipsRating 3.3 / 5 stars, based on 19 reviews If youre looking for a clip for your little one to go to nursery, or to wear about the house if they’re regularly lost, then you may find these fit for purpose. They are on the flimsy side, regular use may see them break. The colours are as pictured and the dotty design makes them look a little on the cheap side, as does their flat construction. If youre after something pretty, or good quality, these arent for you, but if you want something where your child is goung through a phase if losing them every day and you dont want to spend much, then this is an option. Pretty sparkley clips for a little girl – very nice. Have bought these 4 times now over a long period of time ie several years. I wear them for work to keep my hair out my eyes and i have long hair in a ponytail. So this means i clip the top of my hair back from my face and use 2 clips on each side at the top. The clips are durable and hold things where they should be. Also they are nice and colourful and have a lovely glitter effect. For the price they are good but in themselved they are an excellent hair clip. I work long shifts and i am out in all weathers , they survive hats going on and off and they still stay in place. Great product and lovely colours. The clips snap shut very well but aren’t too tight. These clips don’t hold more than a few strands of hair – they don’t hold the hair in place very well at all as they don’t snap together tightly enough. They are pretty but don’t work. Just as described , good size , nice selection of colours. Brilliant, thank you so much. . Lot of different colours with glittery effect. Very average, but fit for purposeDon’t work I’m afraidjust as expected , good size14 Glitter Design Hair Clips Grips Slides Snap on ClipsAssorted colours per cardApprox 5cm longIdeal for party bagsNot suitable for children under 3 Posted on November 11, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags ICB