Lindeners affected by constant power outages

first_img−electricity being supplied via shift systemOver the past few months, communities across Linden, in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) have been affected by an increase in power outages due to issues encountered by the main power supplier, Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI). The intermittent daily power outages have resulted in both Wismar and Mackenzie being without electricity for hours at a time. Residents have expressed dissatisfaction over the frequent outages and have expressed frustration at the situation, particularly during this festive season. Presently, Wismar and Mackenzie are reportedly being supplied with electricity via a shift system.The Wismar community, however, which receives electricity through the Linden Utility Services Coop Society Limited (LUSCSL) has been affected more than Mackenzie, which is being served through the Linden Electricity Company Incorporated (LECI). Over the past few days, there has been an increase in the frequency of daily outages at Wismar.However, in a recent televised notice to residents in the community, the LUSCSL apologised to consumers on the Wismar shore, pointing to the fact that the issue lies within Bosai. “The Linden Utility Services Coop Society Limited apologises to members/consumers for the periodic power outages being experienced. This is due to technical difficulties at Bosai’s power station which is causing insufficient power supply to Wismar. Management regrets any inconvenience caused during these periods and is looking for an early solution to the current situation,” the statement noted. Meanwhile, during a visit by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman to the company back in August, Bosai Company Secretary Norman McLean, had cited the frequent blackouts in the community as one of the company’s major issues and pointed out that the company, which is tasked with providing electricity, has eight “old” Wärtsilä generators.“I don’t want to have what we had before, which is long blackouts and we have to stop production. Maybe that is what we need to do, stop production so that the community can get power… we are stating the challenges and we are fighting,” he had said, while adding that the company is looking forward for Government to be an active partner in providing assistance.last_img read more

Gor Bread raking in Sh130,000 daily

first_imgGor are receiving Sh1 from every loaf sold and assistant secretary general, Ronald Ngala told Capital Sport the novel sponsorship deal in local football is pushing 130,000 pieces of bread since Monday’s launch by former Prime Minister and patron, Rt. Hon Raila Odinga.In a tale reminiscent of Jesus’ parable of feeding the hungry by multiplying five loaves of bread and five fish, the club will rake close to Sh4.8m (USD 51,056.78) monthly and a staggering by local standards, Sh57m (USD606,299.31) per annum if shoppers continue digging in to Gor Bread at this rate.“This is the way to go and the selling is going up as we speak we are getting Sh130, 000 per day so there is a possibility for the figures to rise up to Sh200, 000 a day. The company is set to spread its supply to Nairobi but at the moment it’s only available in Western Kenya and it’s doing very great.“We are still in talks with other potential sponsors but I can say we are heading on the right direction. We are set to launch the player’s welfare and Sacco,” Ngala munched over the numbers as Gor found a sponsor since their deal with Tuzo Milk lapsed in 2013.To stem misappropriation of funds; Gor will be conducting monthly audit before the 10th of every month the official added.Capital Sport has established the two-time back to back KPL titleholders require at least Sh70m (USD744, 578.1) per annum to effectively compete in the domestic top flight, continental and regional tournament whilst fulfilling their obligations to playing staff.The club has been malnourished financially for two seasons and last month, the begging bowl for alms was out to enable them honour the return leg of the CAF Champions League first round tie in Congo Brazzaville where hosts AC Leopards completed a 0-2 aggregate win to eliminate them at the second hurdle.But Gor may have stumbled on the bread of life with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president, Sam Nyamweya wasting no time to cut himself a slice of the development.“This has for a long time been my prayer that our community based clubs should get sponsorship so that they can be able to manage their affairs and welfare of players.“If the leaders of the Luhya community pulled together, AFC Leopards will have a strong sponsor,” Nyamweya toasted in a statement.Now, if anyone can come up with Gor Margarine, Gor Peanut Butter and Gor Plum Jam to accompany the bread?0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, APRIL 23 – Just two days after officially launching Gor Bread, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions are already baking the cash, raking in Sh130,000 (USD1382.79) daily according to club officials.Cash-strapped Gor entered a deal with Nakuru based Good Bread Kenya to manufacture K’Ogalo branded loaves and in following the Lord’s Prayer, the partnership is already giving the KPL leaders their daily bread.last_img read more

Carbon monoxide leak sickens 17

first_imgBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP)- A carbon monoxide leak at an off-campus apartment complex critically sickened two Virginia Tech students and sent 17 other people to hospitals Sunday, police said. Five women, all students, were found unconscious in their beds in a unit at the Collegiate Suites complex, Capt. Bruce Bradbery said. The two most critical were taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Aston Villa v Manchester United Preview – The Dwight Yorke view

first_imgFriday night football is coming to the Premier League as Aston Villa take on Manchester United tonight – a game you can hear live on national radio only on talkSPORT.And ahead of the clash, Dwight Yorke joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to look ahead to the encounter.He believes Villa should start with last week’s goalscoring substitute Rudy Gestede but expects Manchester United, who have not lost to Villa for 20 years, to leave the Midlands with all three points.He also insists United boss Louis van Gaal has the squad to challenge the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea for the title this season.With thanks to www.mn2s.comlast_img

House approves water bill

first_img“The additional funding it provides is crucial to the continued operations of our treatment facilities,” Nordbak said. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, who pushed for the additional money for the Central Basin, said the measure is an important one for her area. “We need this to clean up the water,” Napolitano said. The Central Basin project has nearly used up an earlier $10 million appropriation from the federal government. It has continued to operate with Central Basin using what’s left. However, the cities of Pico Rivera and Santa Fe Springs have been paying the bulk of the costs. Annual cost is estimated at $1.2 million. The Central Basin project, which began operating in 2003, was designed to clean up polluted groundwater flowing toward Pico Rivera from the East San Gabriel Valley. Perchlorate from former aerospace operations and other toxic chemicals in the Valley were discovered in the early 1990s to have seeped into groundwater supplies. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe estimated total cost of the cleanup is now $1 billion. With the additional federal assistance that Dreier’s bill provides, the federal investment is 14 percent of the total cost. The bill also provides $11.2 million to the Central Basin Municipal Water District that will allow its cleanup program in Pico Rivera to continue for an estimated seven years. “The San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund has a proven track record of success,” said Dreier, R-San Dimas. “I am proud to say that this partnership is an example of good stewardship of taxpayer money,” he said. “Making sure we maintain a safe drinking water supply is a critical priority for all of us.” Whittier Councilman Greg Nordbak, who also is chairman of the San Gabriel Valley Water Quality Authority, called the bill essential. PICO RIVERA – The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously approved a $61.2 million water bill that includes money for two groundwater projects – one in the San Gabriel Valley and another in Pico Rivera. H.R. 123 extends by $50 million the authorization of federal dollars for the San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund, created in 2000 by Rep. David Dreier’s legislation to help clean up perchlorate contamination and provide safe drinking water to Southern California. It still must go to the U.S. Senate. That isn’t expected to occur until 2008. The initial federal authorization for the fund was $85 million, most of which has already been allocated to the ongoing cleanup. last_img read more

Rangers could have to pay Joey Barton remainder of £2m contract to force exit

first_img1 Barton made six appearances for Rangers this season Rangers face having to pay off the remainder of Joey Barton’s £2million contract if they cannot find grounds to sack him, Press Association Sport understands.The controversial midfielder’s Ibrox career appears all but over after he was told not to report back for training on Monday morning.Barton is on the eve of completing a month-long club suspension, but Rangers have now confirmed he has been told to stay away for another week while further disciplinary action is considered.The club said in a statement: ‘Joey Barton has been informed that his suspension by the club has been extended by one week.‘This is part of a formal disciplinary procedure and Joey has been instructed not return to Ibrox or Auchenhowie (training ground) until further notice.‘Neither party (the club and player) will make any further statement or comment.’The player and his representatives are now awaiting further instruction but it is almost certain he will not be seen again in a Rangers kit.He signed a two-year deal in July worth £20,000 a week and unless Rangers decide to dismiss him, Barton will demand the balance of his contract is settled before moving on.Barton is also being investigated by the Scottish Football Association over allegations he broke strict betting rules.last_img read more

Don’t Track Me: Anti-Google Video Plays on Times Square

first_imgfrederic lardinois Tags:#Google#news#NYT#privacy#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Twice an hour, an animated version of Google CEO Eric Schmidt can currently be seen giving away free ice cream to little kids in return for their private information on a 540 square foot screen hovering over New York’s Times Square. The cartoon was produced by a “Inside Google,” a project of the non-partisan Consumer Watchdog group, that wants to draw attention to what it perceives as Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s “lack of regard for our online privacy.”Eric Schmidt is “Out of Control”The reason for this? According to “Inside Google,” Eric Schmidt is “out of control. When questioned about privacy, he has said, ‘If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.’ Recently, he suggested children could change their names when they got older if they wanted to escape what was embarrassing and public in their online lives.” Do Not Track Me ListThe project advocates the creation of a “Do Not Track Me” list, similar to the National Do Not Call Registry that allows users to prevent telemarketers from calling their phones. Inside Google is being supported by the Rose Foundation. It’s worth noting that Google already allows consumers to opt out of personalized advertising and Google Analytics tracking.What do You Think?We can’t help but think that the extreme caricature of Schmidt takes away from the overall message of the video. We’re also not sure that the majority of people walking around on Times Square actually know who Schmidt is.What do you think? Are you worried about Google knowing too much about you? Do you think this video is an effective means of alerting people to the potential privacy issues online? Or is Google being singled out unfairly and the video should really feature Mark Zuckerberg?Tip of the hat to Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land for alerting us to this video. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

So, what’s it like to be a CMO of a marketing-focused business?

first_img HomeDigital MarketingSo, what’s it like to be a CMO of a marketing-focused business? Posted on 9th January 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share The CMO role and marketing’s revenue influence have never been greater. There’s a seemingly endless number of ways to engage with prospects, customers and stakeholders, an abundance of data at our fingertips, and ever-improving technology to make us smarter and faster. It’s an exciting time to be a marketing leader.But what if you’re a CMO of a company whose target audiences are marketers — leaders and practitioners who know your craft? With the parallel role you have, the expectations and scrutiny rise to another level. It’s like you’re in a fishbowl and everybody is looking at what you’re doing, how you’re doing it, what strategies you’re using and the tactics you’re deploying. Fun!While I’m writing this in the context of a CMO serving other marketers, the same is true anytime your role is similar to those of your target customers. Here are a few ways I’ve learned to turn this unique position into an advantage for you, your prospects and customers.[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]From our sponsors: So, what’s it like to be a CMO of a marketing-focused business? Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 So, what’s it like to be a CMO of a marketing-focused business?You are here:last_img read more

Sassuolo: Squinzi’s wife dies

first_imgGiorgio Squinzi’s wife Adriana Spazzoli has died, less than two months after the Sassuolo President passed away. The 71-year-old’s condition had reportedly worsened following the loss of her husband and the Mapei supremo, who died at the age of 76 on October 3. Mapei wrote through its social channels: “Dr. Adriana Spazzoli is back at the side of Dr. Giorgio Squinzi. “We will never stop ‘pedalling’ for her too, who together with her husband drove on Mapei SpA, as well as each of us, with charisma, competence, rigour, passion and humanity. “May they rest in peace together.” Squinzi will always be remembered in Italian football for bringing Sassuolo up through the lower Leagues and establishing them in Serie A. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img

4 Metrics Recruiters Love to See on Resumes

first_imgIf you want to make sure your resume catches a recruiter’s eye, there are few better ways to do so than by adding metrics to it. Why?For one, “we know that the human eye processes numbers faster than words,” career expert J.T. O’Donnell said in an interview with Glassdoor. But beyond that, they also “help me as a recruiter give context to the size and scope of the work that you did,” O’Donnell explains.In any given workday, though, there’s no shortage of specific numbers you could call out: the amount of emails you send, the amount of meetings you attend, the amount of projects you work on. So how do you know which metrics to include?We use the following four-step framework in our Job Seeker’s Toolkit to help you decide which numbers pack the most punch. Once you add the right metrics throughout your resume, don’t be surprised if the interview offers start rolling in!1. Growth: What did you add to the company? When deciding which metrics to include, it’s important to think about the key performance indicators, or KPIs, for your role. For example, salespeople are often assessed on how much revenue they drive, how many new clients they bring in, how many of their customers renew, etc. Whatever your role, think about the numbers that matter most for you: perhaps they’re ones that your boss brings up in weekly meetings, that you find in your performance review, or even that you see in the LinkedIn profiles of people with the same job title as you.Of these different metrics, think about which ones represent ways you added to the company and helped it grow. Depending on your role, this might include:Website visitsRevenueDeals closedPartnerships securedCandidates hiredNew technologies/processes adoptedExamples:Authored 150 articles over the course of one year, driving 500,000 unique website visitsVetted and reached out to roughly 30 prospects per day, resulting in 20 closed deals in Q1 and $120,000 in revenue (+22% to quota)Optimized 15 landing pages during the course of the internship, resulting in 17% lift in organic search traffic Everything You Need to Know About Writing the Perfect Resume2. Reduction: What did you help the company save?In many cases, what you help your company reduce or eliminate can be just as important as what you add to it. In fact, certain roles focus their energy entirely on helping companies save or reduce in order to operate more efficiently. Think about whether you have a concrete way to measure how you’ve helped your company save or reduce the following:TimeBudgetClient turnoverEmployee turnoverWebsite bounce rateExamples:Identified three major bottlenecks in the hiring process and spearheaded taskforce to implement new technologies and strategies to overcome them, resulting in 31% faster time-to-hireLed website architecture redesign, leading to a two-second faster load time and 16.5% decrease in bounce rateConducted internal budget audit and discovered five key areas of redundant spending, saving $23,000 per year3. Impact: How many people did your work help?A great way to illustrate how much value you can add to a company is by showing them how many people you’ve previously helped. This doesn’t just have to be people outside of your company like users or clients; it can also include those within your company. Look through the following “people” metrics, and think about which ones might be relevant to your role:Number of team members you’ve ledNumber of users or customers your work impactedNumber of stakeholders involved in a projectNumber of clients you managedNumber of employees you supported (for a function like IT or HR)Examples:Coached, mentored and led a team of seven direct reports on the factory floor to ensure top-notch quality of products used by millions of consumersConceptualized and executed a multi-touch blog, social and email marketing campaign that reached 200,000 unique impressionsOversaw both day-to-day and strategic HR operations for a company of 75 people7 Ways to Make Your Resume Easier for Recruiters to Process4. Frequency: How often did you complete tasks?Understanding how frequently you performed certain tasks goes a long way in helping recruiters and hiring managers reading your resume understand how well-versed you are in a given area — often, the only difference between being a novice and being an expert is how much time you spend practicing.To help you figure out which tasks are the most important to highlight, take a look in the job description to see which key responsibilities and skills are listed. For example, a job seeker applying to a position that lists analytical skills as a requirement might want to describe how they pulled weekly site traffic reports using Google Analytics, while someone applying to a PR position that mentions media relations skills in the job description may want to describe how they pitched reporters on a daily basis.Samples:Spent 75% of each day utilizing Python, R and SQL to analyze large volumes of data to influence decision-making processesAnalyzed performance metrics, reviewed creative and brainstormed with internal stakeholders to develop and present 4 strategic social media plans per yearWorked with facilities, IT and communications teams to set up and flawlessly execute company all-hands meetings every 2 weeks 23 hours ago 23h Available Jobs in Arizona 3.5★ Physical Therapist- Clinic Manager- New Clinic AthletiCo Glendale, AZ Find Jobs Near You 23 hours ago 23h Commercial Plumber J.S. 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If you can quantify what you did in any way, you should,” O’Donnell said. 23 hours ago 23h Dental Assistant Associated Dental Care Providers Chandler, AZ 23 hours ago 23h Nursing: Labor and Delivery MedPro Healthcare Staffing Flagstaff, AZ Skilled Labor – Construction Rummel Construction Phoenix, AZ 4.4★ N/A 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.4★ See more jobs in Arizona, USlast_img read more