Guyana to establish air traffic services school

first_imgAs Guyana moves to build capacity in civil aviation, an air traffic services school to provide training for Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs), will be established in the country within six months, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has announced.Newly-appointed Director General of the GCAA, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Egbert Field, on Wednesday said the process for approval for the school is expected to be lengthy, and as such, the regional body – Thee Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight SystemSome of the selected Air Traffic Controllers trainee(CASSOS) – will be playing a vital role.He noted that because of the demand for air traffic controllers, through the arrivals of more flights at Guyana’s main airports, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the Eugene F Correia International Airport, coupled with the rapid growth of the aviation sector; an agreement was signed with eight trainee ATCs who will be undergoing a 14-week training programme in Jamaica and upon their return, will be subjected to training with senior instructors.The school will be staffed by senior ATCs and will provide training in several other areas in the aviation industry.Meanwhile, Field said that $4.1 million, through an underwritten agreement, is being paid by the GCAA for each student to be trained in Jamaica, adding that this investment was made through the vision of the Government to “enhance and empower the youths of this country.”last_img read more

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Vieira joins New York City as head coach

first_img0Shares0000Patrick Vieira. PHOTO/FILENEW YORK, November 10 – Former France international Patrick Vieira has joined New York City FC as head coach on a three-year deal from parent club Manchester City, it was announced Monday.Vieira, who had been head of Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad and had been talked of as a possible candidate to take the top job at the Etihad, replaces sacked coach Jason Kreis. It follows a disappointing season in the MLS for New York City, who invested heavily in star names such as Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo yet failed to make the postseason playoffs.“Patrick’s ability, vision and the respect in which he is held by everyone who works with him, speaks volumes for his character and capacity to succeed,” New York City FC President Tom Glick said.“I am excited to work with him and I know the energy he will bring to the role will have a hugely positive impact across the Club.”Former France and Arsenal captain Vieira, a member of Les Bleus victorious 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000-winning squads said he was looking forward to starting his new job.“This established football set up, together with a passionate and loyal fan base, located in a special city which I know well, makes for an unparalleled opportunity that I am delighted to seize with both hands,” he said in a statement. “I cannot wait to get started.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Arsenal v Man United: Test your Premier League knowledge ahead of the 5.30pm kick-off

first_imgIt’s the big one on Saturday evening as Man United travel south to play Arsenal at the Emirates, which is live on talkSPORT, thank you.The Premier League rivals have played out some memorable fixtures over the years, and it is strange to see them face each other knowing both sides are out of the title race so early in the season.Then on Sunday, Crystal Palace host Liverpool – have you contributed to ‘Dan Aid’ yet? – again live on talkSPORT.About | Privacy | Terms 1 Arsenal v Manchester United last_img read more

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Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 10

first_img 12 Out: Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) – £7.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – A few weeks ago Christian Benteke looked to be in good form as he scored three goals in four games. Since then Benteke has failed to keep up his form and now, as Palace are about to hit a tricky set of fixtures, it might well be wise to trade him in. Out: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £10.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Due to a combination of poor form and problems with injury, Kevin De Bruyne has not picked up any significant Fantasy Premier League points in over a month. Now is not the time to have this £10.7m midfielder in your team. Out: Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – £9.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Vardy hasn’t scored in the league since being gifted a goal by Lucas Leiva at Anfield on September 10. If you do still have him in your team, it’s time to give him up! In: Adam Smith (Bournemouth) – £4.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Bournemouth showed strong defensive resolve in their 0-0 draw with Spurs last week. Their next three fixtures see them face ‘Boro (A), Sunderland (H) and Stoke (A). Three decent clean sheet opportunities for a £4.7m defender there. 12 12 Out: James Collins (West Ham) – £4.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – James Collins has only played in one of West Ham’s last four games. You can’t afford to have a man who frequently drops out of his team in your fantasy side. 12 Out: Eric Bailly (Manchester United) – £5.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Eric Bailly picked up a knee injury at Chelsea last week and will be out for around two months. Out: Michail Antonio (West Ham) – £7.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Four games, zero goals, zero assists and we have zero patience left with Michail Antonio. West Ham have a tough set of fixtures coming up in the not-too-distant future too, so get rid. 12 12 12 12 In: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke) – £6.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Signing Xherdan Shaqiri to your fantasy team this week would undoubtedly be a risk. The Swiss midfielder’s two goals last week were his first since the first game of the season and he seems to lack consistency. But if you take this risk now and Shaqiri does hit upon a purple patch, you’ll be rolling in the points. 12 In: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – £9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Sadio Mane recorded a goal and an assist during Liverpool’s win over West Brom last week. As the Reds face Palace (A), Watford (H), Southampton (A) and Sunderland (H) in their next four matches, the Senegalese man will be given a good chance to build on this tally. In: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – £6.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With a price tag of £6.6m, Hector Bellerin is certainly a luxury asset. But, if you can afford Arsenal’s attack-minded right-back, he might be a wise investment, as this Spaniard has three clean sheets and two assists in his last four games. Nine weeks down, but there are still 29 more to go. If you needed a reminder that this Fantasy Premier League title race is far from over, then there it is.It’s normally around this point in the season some people who have seem to have been cut adrift at the bottom of their mini-leagues give up the chase, while those at the top can become complacent.If you are one of those near the bottom, DON’T BE A QUITTER! The season is long and there will still be plenty of opportunities for you to catch back up.And, on the other hand, if you’ve already established a decent lead at the top, DON’T BE STUPID ENOUGH TO GET COMPLACENT! You’ve won nothing yet!Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… 12 12 12 In: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – £9.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In contrast, a man who has been able to keep up his form so far this season is Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has scored six goals and picked up two assists in his last six league matches. In: Diego Costa (Chelsea) – £10.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In a league currently filled with inconsistent strikers, Diego Costa is a safe bet at the moment if you’re looking for someone who’ll score regularly. He is currently the top scorer with seven goals.last_img read more

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Joao Felix pips England starlet to claim prestigious Golden Boy award

first_imgAtletico Madrid starlet Joao Felix has won the Golden Boy award ahead of Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho.Felix is the first Atletico player since Sergio Aguero in 2007 to claim the prestigious honour, which recognises the best under-21 player in Europe. 1 Felix received 332 voting points to take first place, with Sancho getting 175 and Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz third with 75.The Portuguese forward was signed from Benfica by Atletico on a seven-year deal for £113million this summer, having been chased by a number of several top clubs across Europe, including Manchester United and Manchester City.He scored 15 goals last season, including a hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League, and has netted twice in eight appearances this term. Getty Images – Getty Past Golden Boy award winnerscenter_img The award was created by Italian newspaper Tuttosport in 2003 and has previously been won by Wayne Rooney, Raheem Sterling and Lionel Messi.“Thanks to Tuttosport for the Golden Boy Award 2019, I am very proud,” Felix said.“It is the second time that a player from Atletico Madrid has won this award and I am happy.“Thanks also to Benfica, in particular to coach Bruno Lage, for all he has done for me and my family.” 2003: Rafael van der Vaart2004: Wayne Rooney2005: Lionel Messi2006: Cesc Fabregas2007: Sergio Aguero2008: Anderson2009: Alexandre Pato2010: Mario Balotelli2011: Mario Gotze2012: Isco2013: Paul Pogba2014: Raheem Sterling2015: Anthony Martial2016: Renato Sanches2017: Kylian Mbappe2018: Matthijs de Ligt Felix joined Atletico from Benfica in the summer last_img read more

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Blue Beanie Day Returns for the Ninth Year

first_imgIt’s almost here! Monday, November 30, 2015 marks the ninth anniversary of Blue Beanie Day, the day where web designers around the world show their support for web standards by donning blue beanies in their social avatars. Started in 2006, Blue Beanie Day dates back to a time when web designers had to deal with broken browsers, inconsistent support, and workarounds to get their websites to display correctly. Over the years, with the focus on web standards, browsers and tools have become more consistent.You might ask, what’s with the blue beanie? It’s a reference to Jeffrey Zeldman, author of the 2003 Designing with Web Standards book. Zeldman was one of several web designers raising awareness of web standards. On the front cover of his book, Zeldman sports a blue beanie. I hope you join me in supporting web standards on Monday, November 30. Add a blue beanie to your social media avatar and use the #bbd15 hashtag to share the news. Follow the Blue Beanie Day Tumblr.And if you need a blue beanie, download the Photoshop zip file (45KB PSD) and update your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media avatars. Looking forward to seeing your blue beanie on Blue Beanie Day!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedIt’s Back! Celebrate Blue Beanie Day November 30Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Blue Beanie Day, the day where web designers around the world doff a blue beanie or hat in their avatars to show their support for web standards. Hard to believe it’s been ten years! What’s with the Blue Beanie? The Blue Beanie gives a…In “Web design”Celebrating Web Standards on Blue Beanie DayOn Friday, November 30, 2018, web professionals will celebrate the twelfth Blue Beanie Day. It’s the day when web professionals around the world celebrate web standards by publishing articles, gathering for meetups and team discussions, and adding a blue beanie to their avatar. I’m glad to help spread the word…In “Web design”Celebrate Web Standards: Blue Beanie Day Returns November 30It’s back! This Saturday, November 30, 2019, web designers, developers, content strategists, information architects, user experience professionals, accessibility specialists, programmers—heck, everyone involved with creating, publishing, and coding on the web—will celebrate the thirteenth Blue Beanie Day. Web folks around the world will celebrate web standards by publishing articles, talking about…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

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UN to preserve Rivonia records

first_img22 June 2007South Africa’s famous Rivonia Trial records, along with 38 other items of documentary heritage from around the world, have been added to the United Nations Memory of the World register in order to preserve them for future generations.“We approved the latest inscriptions, after they were recommended by the international advisory committee of the Memory of the World Programme during a meeting last week in Pretoria, South Africa,” said United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Director-General Koichiro Matsuura this Tuesday.The 38 items of documentary heritage of exceptional value brings the number of inscriptions since 1997 to 158. It helps networks of experts to exchange information and raise resources for preservation of, and access to, documentary material.“The programme was launched in 1992 to preserve and promote documentary heritage of global significance, much of which is endangered,” he said.According to Matsuura other relatively new additions this year includes the story of Australia’s notorious Kelly Gang, an Australian film from 1906, the archives of the Red Cross from 1914 to 1923, the family archives of Swedish industrialist and philanthropist Alfred Nobel and the personal archives of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman.Older documentary heritage to be added to the register includes France’s Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidery depicting life in the 11th century; the Hereford Mappa Mundi, the only complete example of a large medieval world map; Korean printing woodblocks of Buddhist texts dating from the 13th century; and 30 manuscripts of the Rigveda, ancient texts from India that are more than 3 000 years old.Matsuura further announced that the UNESCO/Jikji Prize, an award of US$30,000, has been given to Austria’s Phonogrammarchiv (sound archive), in recognition of its contribution to the advancement of audio and video preservation.Established in 1899, the sound archive is the oldest in the world and now houses more than 50 000 recordings.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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South Africa must honour heroes: Zuma

first_img11 April 2013 South Africa needs to honour the men and women who helped the country attain freedom and democracy, says President Jacob Zuma. Zuma was speaking in Pretoria on Wednesday at the official renaming ceremony of the Department of Correctional Services’ Pretoria Management Area to Kgosi Mampuru II Management Area. “As South Africans from all walks of life, regardless of the role we played in history or what we believed in then, we have a responsibility to respect and acknowledge the past, celebrate the present and build the future together,” Zuma said. The event also served as the official launch of Freedom Month. South Africa attained its democracy in April 1994 when South Africans of all races voted for their government for the first time. Kgosi Mampuru, a traditional leader who resisted colonial rule, was hanged in Pretoria prison on 22 November 1883, something Zuma said made it fitting to name the management area after him. “The new name should create a general feeling of belonging, because it captures our history and creates a context of relevance. We are pleased therefore, to launch Freedom Month with such a historic event. “This renaming today also marks a historical milestone in our correctional heritage. To be effective, and relevant, the field of corrections, as well as its facilities, must talk to the history that has gone before it, shaping it and drawing inspirations from it.” Zuma added that the government had an extensive ongoing heritage programme that included the upgrading and declaration of historic sites to ensure a more representative and inclusive South African history and heritage. He said the building and maintenance of new monuments and historic sites had great potential to stimulate economic activity and create jobs in communities where these sites were located. These sites would also contribute towards cultural tourism both domestically and internationally. “We will work together with the people of South Africa and the world to ensure that we preserve and promote our rich cultural heritage,” Zuma said. “We regard this work as central towards transformation, nation building, national identity and building a socially cohesive South African society that is non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, united and prosperous.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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What Real People Use on the Web

first_imgRead/WriteWeb’s Web 2.0 Summit coverage sponsored by Yahoo!At last year’s Web 2.0 Conference, a much discussed panel was one featuring agroup of teenagers telling everyone what Web products they use. This year theconcept has been take an extra level, by inviting the parents of theteenagers as well. The panel was moderated by Safa Rashtchy.Most of the panel has Google as their main search engine. One adult panelistuses Ask.com, because she can put questions into the search box. One (adult)panelist says she uses Google out of habit. Another adult panelist uses Yahoofor the maps and other information. One of the teenagers says she uses Googlebecause her school wants her to. Most of the panelists did not know MSN had asearch engine.In regards to online video, one adult panelist said she spends 3-4 hours perweek on YouTube. A teenager spends 2-3 hours a day at the library with hisfriends watching YouTube. One teenager says he uses Google Video. Another saysshe uses some download software (Shakespeare something??). Safa asks would anyof them pay $1 to watch video, e.g. Lost. The majority opinion is no. As forfree but with videos, one teenager says she would and in fact it’s better thandownload.Website recognitionSafa rattles off some names of websites:Skype – just two people know what it is and use it, both for internationalcalls. One says “it rarely works” in terms of sound quality.craigslist – yesyelp – nojudyslist – noblogs – yes, about half read them read them; a couple mentioned readingthem on myspace, but also for their interests/hobbiesRe uploading, most have done this. One adult panelist says pictures.Internet CompaniesSafa now asks about companies:Yahoo: most of the adult panelists use them – e.g. for horoscopes. a lotof them use Yahoo Mail (a few use Gmail); one teenager thinks Yahoo is“silly”, as in entertaining. One adult panelist says she likesYahoo for things like games and emails, and scans the news.Google: one teenager “seems more like a friend” and he also usesGmail because it’s easy and user-friendly; another says he uses Google Videoand he likes Google; all the teenagers would trust Google over Yahoo!MSN: nobody has much to say about it; one teenager says he likes Xbox; onesays they like the little (cartoon) characters. Word was mentioned.eBay: some of them use it, e.g. for concert tickets, books etc.Amazon: a few people, one says for “mostly media type things”like books, CDs.Instant MessagingOne teenager uses AOL “all day” to talk to his friends. Same foranother teenage boy. Three most mentioned by teenagers were AIM, MSN and Yahoo.One says 2-3 hours per day.MySpaceOne teenager compares MySpace to xmas presents, because he sees something newor a new friend every day – he spends around 3 hours per day. Another says 2-3hours per day – “making sure my profile’s good”. One mother signed upto monitor what her child was doing – she found out her 14 year old son was 17on MySpace.QuestionsDo they read paper books? Not much response, but one uses book summaries.Issues? One says security and spam (she has been a victim of identity theft).Browser choice: 3 teenagers say Firefox. Two say IE. Of the adults, 3 say IE,one says Opera, one Firefox.Cellphone use? The adults use them for text and talk; they all seem to useemail on a cellphone. One notes she has a sidekick. Related Posts richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#conferences#web#Web 2.0 Summit 2006 center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Optometrist Sees More Clearly with a Hardware Refresh

first_imgPaperless EfficienciesIn 2011, Dr. Testa went paper-free. Today her staff of eight employees uses Intel-powered desktop PCs for electronic medical records (EMR), scheduling and inventory, ordering glasses and lenses online, billing, and reporting.“If you want to know anything about a patient, you just pull up the information and go,” says Dr. Testa. In an industry notorious for mountains of paper records, Testa’s practice demonstrates the many ways going paperless can improve the patient experience.Other solutions that have helped to reduce paper use include an automated calling service to remind patients of appointments or orders that have come in, as well as a service that lets the doctor send prescriptions electronically to the patient’s pharmacy. These solutions have helped support a completely paper-free environment.In addition the doctor brings her Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with an Intel Core i5 processor into exam rooms, where she uses the voice-recognition software to dictate and transcribe exam notes into Filopto and the patient’s EMR.Growing a Modern BusinessAs a small business owner, Dr. Testa knows her time is best spent working with her patients and expanding her practice — not doing data entry. The technology upgrades delivered an increase from 2,100 office exams a year in 2012 to 3,100 exams in 2015. “It saves time at the front desk, too,” she says, “because they don’t have to pull and re-file charts. We are so busy now. If I hadn’t gone paper-free, I would either have stacks of paper everywhere or I would have had to hire someone part time just to do the filing, which is really nonproductive time.”And if there’s one thing a growing optometry practice can’t handle, it’s wasted time.Read the full case study here, and visit Intel’s Small Business hub for more small business technology resources. Dr. Lisa Testa’s vision was clear, and not just because she’s an optometrist. Faced with an old system and aging hardware, the Akron, Ohio doctor knew she needed to adopt new technology in order to accept more patients, expand to a new location, and grow her business.To handle recent growth and get ready for more, Testa upgraded to new software backed by Intel processors to help her manage inventory and patient records. And grow she did. Her business experienced a 47 percent increase in the number of exams within two years — without adding office hours or staff.Testa’s technology upgrades resulted in improved patient care, paperless efficiency and inventory control, and a growing client base.Improving Patient CareDr. Testa started by researching hardware options, and then in consultation with her trusted channel partner, ACCRA, decided on a few upgrades:A new server powered by the Intel Xeon Processor E5 familyMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 with an Intel Core i5 processorACCRA Med’s Filopto Practice Management Software“We have the technology in our office for one reason: If I can catch a vision issue early, I can fix it. These technologies let us take better care of our patients and become more proactive, not reactive, in their care,” says Dr. Testa.last_img read more

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