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Acting Prime Minister condemns statements inciting protest action

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews Acting Prime Minister condemns statements inciting protest action by: – August 11, 2011 46 Views   no discussions In photo: Acting Prime Minister Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore. Photo credit: GIS NewsHonourable Rayburn Blackmoore, Acting Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, has condemned recent statements made by Attorney at Law David Bruney, at an Emancipation forum held on Sunday in the village of Layou.Mr. Bruney said while there was protest action in England against what the citizens think was unlawful conduct by the police,  there are some Dominicans who are opposed to the type of governance which exist but they may not be sufficient in numbers.“I have a strong feeling and it is sad to say it which we are still in the realms of mental slavery and whether we like it or not, I mean my brothers Lennox and Angelo can talk, explain and they can do everything on radio, but what I saw in England this weekend was riots in the streets of London. The people are rioting again and why are they rioting? Because one of their people, one of their community was shot by police in a way that they thought was unlawful. In England we fought for the right to be free, and I am not sure that we in Dominica are at that juncture, it may just be that we quite enjoy the type of governance that we have, but we have people here today that are obviously opposed but are there the numbers?”Acting Prime Minister Blackmoore, who addressed the nation on DBS Radio, has condemned Mr. Bruney’s statement and referred to it as the ‘destruction of life and property.’“The widespread destruction and the looting of businesses and the stealing of property by thugs are some of the frightening images of the lawlessness crippling England at this present time. One is left to wonder who is it Mr. Bruney is calling on to commence the wanton destruction of life, lien and property here on Dominica and to what end?”Honourable Blackmoore also called on all patriotic Dominicans to put political affiliations aside and condemn this irresponsible call by Mr. Bruney, as well as to report any similar statements which incite criminality to the authority.“All patriotic Dominicans regardless of their political views must condemn in the strongest possible terms the irresponsible criminal call of Mr. David Bruney an officer of the Court for Dominicans to declare war on each other. The Labour Party led Government in turn, calls on Dominicans, the churches, the private sector, the trade unions, community organizations and all political parties to firmly denounce the call of Mr. David Bruney and to be attentive, vigilant, on guard and to report any statement from anyone intended to incite the committing of hate and similar crimes to security forces,” he said.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is out of state on an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan and is expected to return to Dominica on the 14th of August.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Interns could benefit from growing Metro

first_imgOne of the major obstacles for students seeking internships and jobs in Los Angeles is the availability and accessibility of public transportation to and from the job location.Getting around · Increasing public transportation in the Los Angeles area could benefit students who intern around the city. – Matthew Wunderlich | Daily TrojanFour out of five voters in Southern California are in favor of expansion of public transportation, according to a study released by the Southern California Association of Governments this month.Carl Martellino, executive director of the USC Career Planning and Placement Center, said increased access to public transportation would expand students’ internship and job opportunities.“The more transportation improves, the more opportunities for internships in different parts of the city could open up,” Martellino said.Expanded transportation would help alleviate the stress and time it takes students to travel to their internships, Martellino said.“Students are pretty adaptable and find ways to get to their internship or they figure out how public transportation could work,” Martellino said. “Part of this is because we are so centrally located, but the easier we can make the access the better it is going to be.”Catherine Burke, associate professor of public policy and a public transportation expert, said the current construction of new train lines, including the new Expo Line that will stop at USC, will benefit students seeking internships and jobs in Los Angeles.“The new train system near campus will be very helpful for students,” Burke said. “Students will be able to take the [Expo] Line up to Union Station, and then they will have access to all the other trains giving students access.”Burke, however, said the city needs to do more to expand Los Angeles’ public transportation system.“Los Angeles needs much more cost effective transportation so that they can run 24/7,” Burke said. “It would give students a lot more access than they realize.”Bridget McAnany, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said getting to her internship downtown would be difficult without public transportation.“Because I don’t have a car on campus, if I didn’t have access to public transportation, I wouldn’t be able to have a job,” McAnany said.Shakyra Moore, a sophomore majoring in business administration, takes the bus to her internship downtown as well. She said increasing public transportation in the city would help students with internships as well as other Angelinos.“Los Angeles is super spread out and there’s a lot of people here,” Moore said. “Not everyone wants to drive because of traffic. Even if I did have a car, it would probably take me longer to get down there than taking the bus would.”last_img read more

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Bempong Methodist wins Milo U-13 Tourney

first_imgBepong Methodist Primary School from Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region has for the second time in three years won the MILO U-13 Champions League (MCL) organized by Nestle Ghana Limited in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service. They defeated Redeem Methodist Primary by 4 goals to 1 in the final game of the competition.The three-day event which was held at the Ndoum Stadium at Elmina in the Central Region saw Bepong Methodist Primary (Eastern Region), Ashaiman No. 5 Primary (Greater Accra) Redeem Methodist Primary (Volta Region) St. Monica Anglican Primary (Central Region), Dankwakrom (Western Region), Hwedien (Brong Ahafo), St. Theresa (Ashanti Region), Bagabaga Primary, Finsi R/C Primary (Upper West) and Mother Theresa Primary (Upper East) drawn from the ten regions of Ghana to battle for supremacy for the ultimate prize of a whopping amount of GHC 15,000. Tablets for each player of the winning team, Trophy, Branded Footballs, Certificates and MILO Products.This year saw an increment in both the cash prizes and products given to winners and participants and the introduction of new prizes for the winning team.The MCL National Champion was given GHC15, 000 compared to the GHC 10,000 received last year with the First and Second runners up receiving GHC 10,000 and 5,000 respectively compared to the GHC 3,000 and GHC 2,000 the teams received in 2016.Again, all participants in this year’s event went home with a certificate of participation signed by the MD of Nestle Ghana Ltd and Tournament icon – Stephen Appiah. They also had branded MILO footballs, Jerseys and assorted souvenirs/Nestle products. Trophies and cash prizes were given to Fair play winner, Goal king, Best Goalkeeper, and Golden boot.Addressing the invited dignitaries and spectators ahead of the official kickoff of the final game, Mrs Funmi Osineye, Category Business Manager, Beverages at Nestle Ghana Limited expressed how remarkable the 2017 edition of the MLO Champions League has been for the brand. “It has been a remarkable tourney for the brand this year as not less than 9,995 pupils participated in the championship across all the 10 regions” she said, adding, “As a brand, Milo believes that sports is a great teacher, it has the qualities that set the foundations for a child’s future and it teaches positive values that build children of substance. It is through participating in sports that children learn to find courage over fear, work as a team, be respectful and learn how to lead.”She praised the Ghana Education Service for the support given to the brand all these years.“It is noteworthy that Nestle and the Ghana Education Service have maintained strong relationship over the past decades through organization of various sporting events together and this is the demonstration of our relentless contribution to grassroots sports development”.On the field of play, Bagabaga Primary from the Northern Region defeated Dankwakrom from the Western Region to take the third place position. Jones Adjei from the winning school Bepong Methodist Primary won the best player of the tournament as well as the Goal King Award.He netted six goals. Alhassan Bukari of Redeem Methodist also won the best goal keeper awards with the Upper West Region going home with the Fair Play Award.Dr. Papa Kwesi Ndoum, Bank roller of Elmina Sharks and owner of the Ndoum stadium, Nana Kodwo Condua VI the Paramount Chief of Edina, Officials from Nestle Ghana Limited, Central Regional Minister Kwamena Duncan, Officials of the Ghana Education Service, Representatives from GFA and GOC as well as the Regional Coordinating Council were all present at the event.last_img read more

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LOUGH SWILLY SET TO COME ALIVE WITH SEAFEST 2011

first_imgAhoy there all seafarers!The shores of Lough Swilly is set to come alive with sails at SeaFest 2011 from 1-3 July, celebrating the region’s unique coastal environment.The weekend begins on Friday 1 July with the launch of MalinWaters, a new cross-border marine tourism initiative for the zone between the north of Ireland and western Scotland. It’s followed on the Saturday with a parade of sails and action in the Saldanha Cup, a traditional cruiser-racer sailing regatta that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the sinking of the frigate HMS Saldanha, with a course that takes on the wreck site of the ship near Ballymastocker Strand.Among the myriad family events taking place on shore, SeaFest will also feature an abundance of Donegal’s local food culture, such as fresh seafood from local waters, plus lamb, beef and pork from the county’s field, prepared by talented chefs from the region.For more details visit seafestloughswilly.com.Ends LOUGH SWILLY SET TO COME ALIVE WITH SEAFEST 2011 was last modified: May 26th, 2011 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:Lough Swillyseafestlast_img read more

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B2B SaaS Companies Are Going Mobile And They Need New Metrics

first_imgMobile Apps Are the Next Big Wave in B2B SaaSToday, we are experiencing an exciting turning point in the evolution of B2B SaaS. In just the past three years, the growth in mobile business software applications has been tremendous, and that has led to the emergence of a new offshoot of the traditional SaaS model — mobile-first B2B SaaS companies. The trouble is that mobile SaaS businesses are fundamentally different from their non-mobile counterparts. And as was the case with the initial adoption of SaaS, we’re discovering a need for new metrics that can serve as more appropriate and accurate indicators of mobile performance. To get better insight into the factors that measure mobile SaaS health, as well as the current level of investment SaaS companies are making into mobile, we surveyed over 60 companies. Some of the findings were surprising:Mobile focused companies are growing 70% faster than those with a supplementary focus on mobileCompanies dependent on mobile applications spend a sky-high 60-80% of their total revenue on mobile product developmentOn average, mobile-only focused companies take 3+ months longer to develop their apps than companies with equal emphasis between web and mobile (6/9+ months)Cheap and quick mobile development runs the risk of being an ineffective waste of time and resourcesTo help us further evaluate the findings, we collaborated with Adam Marchick, CEO and Founder of Kahuna, a first-of-its-kind platform for mobile marketing automation, who provided his perspective based off first-hand experiences with hundreds of companies with mobile applications.Download the full report to get the key data and insights we collected around mobile spending, development, and growth. Photo by: Viktor HanacekWe’ve also created a higher level overview of key mobile SaaS metrics and trends in the Slideshare below: OpenView 2015 B2B Mobile Growth Metrics from arshammAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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