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Parking meter oversight committee appointed

first_img…by-laws to be posted at public placesThe controversial parking meter project on Monday received an oversight committee, which will act to supervise the proper functioning of the project.The call for the appointment of the committee was made by Town Clerk Royston King, who is no stranger to advocacy for the project. “Since we have accepted and approved the by-laws, I’m now asking the Councillors of this meeting to accept and approve the appointment of this committee,” King stated.He went on to explain that the committee would bring a “local face and proper representation of this Council to the operational aspect of this project”. The Town Clerk in his bid for the appointment also cited the Municipal and District Councils Act Chapter 28:01, Section 60 which regulates the appointment of standing or special committees.The Act reads: “A council may appoint general or special committees for any such general or special purpose as in the opinion of the council would be better regulated or managed by means of a committee; and any such standing committees.“A council may appoint councillors to be the chairman and vice chairman of the committee.A committee of a council may include persons who are not councillors, but who because of their special skill or experience will, in the opinion of the council, be able to assist in the consideration of the work of the committee. Providing that (a) At least two thirds of the members of every committee shall be councillors, (b) no person other than a councillor shall be chairman or vice chairman of a committee.’Under this premise, Councillor Oscar Clarke explained that the five-member committee should have two councillors, two members from the project’s mother company and one independent member.The floor was opened subsequently and Councillors Noelle Chow-Chee, Akeem Peter and Bishram Kuppen were nominated. However, Councillor Kuppen declined the position. As a result, the remaining two Councillors were appointed to the oversight committee with Peter taking up the position of Chairman and Chow-Chee Vice Chairman.The Town Clerk also took the opportunity at Monday’s statutory meeting to announce that the municipality has taken the initiative to publicise the new parking meter by-laws by posting them at municipal buildings around the city, namely: Agricola Post Office, General Post Office, East Ruimveldt Market, Albouystown Market, Bourda Market, Stabroek Market, Festival City Clinic, the Mayor’s Office, the Offices of the Town Clerk and Chief Constable, the City Treasurer’s Department and the Dorothy Bailey Health Centre.“You can check at any of these locations, and you will find copies of the by-laws for the parking meter,” King affirmed. However, when Guyana Times visited a few of the named locations no copies of the by-laws could be found, nor were the City Constabulary departments aware of them being posted at their respective locations.The recently revised by-laws were approved last Wednesday by the City Councillors with 13 Councillors in agreement, two against and two in abstention. The parking meter project was initially launched in January of 2017, but received high levels of rejection and retaliation from the public. The lop-sided contract was contested by drivers and even Councillors of the municipality; this led to the suspension of the by-laws by Central Government. The revised by-laws saw the fees being reduced to $150 an hour and $800 for eight hours of parking.last_img read more

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Worried about Warriors? It’s only preseason, but 1-3 team has struggled

first_imgOnce upon a time in a century far, far away, the Warriors’ marketing brains mailed packages to prospective ticket buyers. Included was a button which read, “I’m a Warriors Worrier.”Not only that, they enlisted big Bay Area names, past and present, to help spread the message.From the New York Times: “Jim Plunkett, the Los Angeles Raiders’ quarterback, is shown saying, ”I worry long distance.’ Bill Walsh, the San Francisco 49ers’ coach, says, ‘they’re my second biggest worry,’ and Reggie …last_img

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SA’s Cannes Lions winners

first_img30 June 2003South African advertising agencies shone at the 2003 Cannes Lions Advertising Festival this month, scooping a total of five gold, eight silver, five bronze and three media Lions.In all, 66 entries from 13 South African agencies were shortlisted for the prestigious Cannes lion. TBWA Hunt Lascaris was South Africa’s star performer with three golds, three silvers, one bronze and two media Lions.“The South African advertising successes at Cannes 2003 highlights the immense creative potential of our local agencies”, said John Arnesen, general manager of the Marketing Federation of Southern Africa (MFSA).“The outstanding accomplishment of black empowerment agency Saatchi & Saatchi, which scooped one gold and one bronze, tangibly demonstrates that the embracing of transformation principles need not translate to the sacrificing of world-class standards”, Arnesen said.Here’s the list of South Africa’s 2003 Cannes Lions winners (click on the links to view the ads):FilmSilver – Fresh Eye Film Productions (for Childline)Bronze – TBWA Hunt Lascaris (for BMW)Bronze – TBWAGAVINREDDY (for the Apartheid Museum)OutdoorGold – TBWA Hunt Lascaris (for Jubilee)Gold – Saatchi & Saatchi (for Guinness UDV)Silver – HarrisonHuman Bates (for The Economist)Bronze – Saatchi & Saatchi (for Guinness UDV)PressGold – TBWA Hunt Lascaris (for Jubilee)Gold – TBWA Hunt Lascaris (for Jubilee)Silver – Lowe Bull Calvert Pace (for POWA)Silver – Lowe Bull Calvert Pace (for Dulux)Silver – TBWA Hunt Lascaris (for Standard Bank)Silver – TBWA Hunt Lascaris (for Standard Bank)Silver – TBWA Hunt Lascaris (for Standard Bank)Bronze – Berry Bush BBDO (for News24)Bronze – Berry Bush BBDO (for News24)Media LionsTBWA Hunt Lascaris (for BMW)TBWA Hunt Lascaris (for Standard Bank)King James (for Independent Newspapers)CyberGold – HarrisonHuman Bates (for POWA)Direct MarketingSilver – Ogilvyone Worldwide (for Volkswagen)SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Deep Impact: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Family

first_imgBy: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPixabay[Drop of Water by FelixMittermeier, 2017, CCO]A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.7 million people are diagnosed with a brain injury each year. While most people assume that the chances of sustaining a TBI are highest amongst those service members who serve in combat, the statistics show that these injuries most often occur from the following- car accidents, falls, sports, assault, discharge of weapons, and impact with objects.Once a person sustains a TBI, the signs and symptoms can vary widely. Some may be very subtle while others are obvious. For Chief Petty Officer Brian O’Rourke, the signs and symptoms of his injuries were frustrating and confusing, but not necessarily easy to pinpoint. His wife started to notice some differences in Brian- his sleep habits changed, he was more anxious, and it was hard for him to deal with simple tasks. Brian’s wife recalls attempting to keep everything very normal and upbeat although she was not sure why he was so different. Brian also noticed some differences within himself, but initially felt that it was everyone else who had the problem. After being told by his wife and several friends that they had noticed a difference in him over a two year period, Brian finally sought help.Below is a video capturing Brian’s experience with TBI and the ways in which it impacted his family.While Brian’s experience is unique because it is the story of his family’s personal journey with TBI, the story of their struggle is one that is familiar to many families. There are so many wonderful resources available on Traumatic Brain Injury, including A Head for the Future: A Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Initiative (DVBIC). DVBIC provides resources to help the military community prevent, recognize, and recover from Traumatic Brain Injury.If you are interested in learning more about TBI and its effects on families, please join us on Thursday, May 18 at 11 am Eastern for Gray Matters: Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury’s Impact on Families. This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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Lesnar barely survives Joe at WWE Great Balls of Fire

first_imgMOST READ There, Reigns reversed the ambulance at full speed, crashing the back to one of WWE’s production trucks as EMTs tried to take a bloodied Strowman out of the vehicle.Sasha Banks came out on top of Alexa Bliss, but the countout victory kept the Raw Women’s Championship in the champion’s arms.Irked with the result, Banks attacked Bliss on the ramp and hit her signature double-knee attack off the announce table to ground the champion.The Miz also retained his WWE Intercontinental Championship, hitting a Skull Crushing Finale on Dean Ambrose off a distraction from Miz’ entourage Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel.Cesaro and Sheamus successfully defended their Raw Tag Team Championships, beating the Hardy Boyz, 4-3, in their 30-minute Ironman match.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The titlists came out of the gates firing, jumping to a 3-1 lead before Matt Hardy tied the knot at three-all with a Twist of Fate from the top turnbuckle on Sheamus.The Hardys seemed to have gained momentum of the match late, with Jeff Hardy connecting with a Swanton Bomb, but Cesaro snuck in and pinned him after the move to gain the 4-3 lead with 29 seconds remaining.Shocked with what transpired, Jeff chased Cesaro on the outside and finally connected with a Twist of Fate, but his match-tying pinfall came too little too late.Bray Wyatt nailed Seth Rollins with a Sister Abigail to win their match after the Eater of Worlds poked the Kingslayer in the eye.Big Cass squashed his former tag team partner Enzo Amore, throwing him at ringside before nailing the big boot to end the match.Heath Slater also topped Curt Hawkins in an impromptu match in the card.In the kickoff show, Neville successfully retained his WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Akira Tozawa, crotching the challenger on the top rope before nailing the roundhouse kick for the victory.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Brock Lesnar barely survived the challenge of Samoa Joe to retain his WWE Universal Championship at WWE Great Balls of Fire. Photo by WWE.comIt took one big move for Brock Lesnar to escape the clutches of Samoa Joe and retain his WWE Universal Championship at WWE Great Balls of Fire Sunday (Monday Manila time) in Dallas.The Beast Incarnate fought out of the dreaded Coquina Clutch and nailed the Destroyer with an F-5 to score the pinfall, but it took a lot from the defending champion to survive this challenge.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Only a handful of riders can challenge Froome for Tour title  LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Joe attacked Lesnar even before Paul Heyman finished his introduction, pummeling the champion and even sending him through the Spanish announce table. The submission specialist continued to be the aggressor after Lesnar got back on his feet, as he tried for numerous times to take the air out of the champion with the Coquina Clutch, before the former UFC champion finally slipped out and connected with his finisher.It was Lesnar’s first title defense since winning the Universal title at WrestleMania from Goldberg on April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the night’s other matches, Braun Strowman came out on top in his highly physical ambulance match against Roman Reigns, evading the Big Dog’s spear to the ambulance and closing the doors shut to come away with the win.But the action didn’t end after the bell rung, as Reigns got out of the ambulance and speared Strowman to the ground, hitting him numerous times with the ambulance door before driving the Monster Among Men to the backstage. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View commentslast_img read more

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RBI to recruit Assistant/ Office Attendant under Sports category

first_imgReserve bank of India has invited applications for the post of Assistant/ Office Attendant under  the sports category. Eligible candidates can apply latest by July 21, 2014.Reserve bank of India or RBI was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provision of Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. It controls the monetary policy of Indian Rupee and is governed by the central board of directors appointed by the government of India. Vacancies: 53AssistantOffice Attendant Eligibility criteria: Candidate applying for the Assistant post should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and should be from the university within the recruitment zone. Candidates for the Office Attendant posts should be at least 10th passed within the recruitment zone. Candidates for both the posts should fall in between 18 to 26 years as on July 1, 2014. Pay Scale:Assistant: Rs. 22, 732 per month                            Office Assistant: Rs. 15, 631 per month. Selection Process:Candidates will be selected on the basis of selection trails and then they have to appear for the interviews . Inter-alia, verification of character and antecedents, medical fitness and verification of sports certificate to the Bank’s satisfaction is essential for the final selection of the candidate. How to apply:In order to apply, candidate should fill the prescribed application format available on the official website. Applicant should fill all the necessary details in the application form along with the DD, latest passport size photograph, photo copies of the relevant certificates and the certificates relating to the merit in sports from authorities like District/State sports association should be sent by post to the regional director, Reserve Bank of India, recruitment section at the respective centre as stated in the notification before July 21, 2014. Application forms can also be submitted at the special box kept at the bank’s building between 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. excluding Saturdays and Sundays and any other public holidays. The application form should be superscribed as “For the recruitment of Sportsperson”. Application fee:The candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs100/- in the form of Account Payee Demand Draft (DD) in favour of the Reserve Bank of India payable at the centre where the application form is submitted. No application fee would be charged from the SC/ST candidates.advertisementImportant DateLast Date of Receipt of Application forms: July 21, 2014Official Website Link:http://www.rbi.org.in/last_img read more

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Spurs target Suso pens Milan extension

first_imgMilan Tottenham target Suso pens AC Milan extension until 2022 Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 01:27 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Suso - cropped Getty Images Milan Serie A The former Liverpool player has become a fixture in the Rossoneri team, and has now penned an extension for the next five years Suso has extended his AC Milan contract until 2022 after a fine start to the season in Serie A.The former Liverpool man has impressed for the Rossoneri, building on a strong campaign last time out with two league goals early this term to earn a first international call-up for Spain.Milan 7/1 to win Europa League Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing His performances have seen the 23-year-old hold onto a first-team berth under Vincenzo Montella despite Milan’s vast spending on attacking players in the recent transfer window.And while he had been linked with reported interest from Tottenham, Suso has now been further rewarded with a deal that keeps him at San Siro for the next five years.#ACMilan are delighted to announce that @suso30oficial has extended his contract with the club through to 30 June 2022— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 25, 2017 “AC Milan are delighted to announce that Suso has extended his contract with the club through to 30 June 2022,” a statement on the club’s official website read.”We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time, all agreeing on the outcome. Now the contract has been signed, it’s official.”This is great news for all the Rossoneri fans, and for one of the best players in the past season.”last_img read more

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Tata Steel Q2 profit firms up by 37

first_imgTata Steel on Wednesday reported 37 per cent rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,254.33 crore for the July-September quarter mainly on account of proceeds from land sale worth Rs 1,146.86 crore.The world’s 11th biggest steelmaker had clocked Rs 916.77 crore net profit in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal, it said in a statement. The profit of the company before exceptional item and tax stood at Rs 1,302 crore, from Rs 1,398 crore.Tata Steel’s total income declined to Rs 35,777 crore in the second quarter of 2014-15, from Rs 36,645 crore a year earlier. Its expenses also fell to Rs 33,564 crore from Rs 34,384 crore a year earlier.Total tax expenses of the company, however, rose to Rs 1,175 crore from Rs 447 crore a year earlier.last_img

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NPPA warns drug cos on nonregistration with online database

first_imgWith just 41 out of top 100 pharma firms responding to its direction to register for online database, drug price regulator NPPA has warned to take action if the rest of the companies did not comply with its order immediately.National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) had asked all pharma firms to register themselves with Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System (IPDMS) in September last year. “Many pharma companies have yet not registered with IPDMS despite extension of time limit by NPPA. It has been observed that out of top 100 pharma companies, 59 companies have not registered with the system,” NPPA said in a notice to pharma industry bodies on its website. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashThe list of 59 companies which have not registered include Zydus Cadila, Dr Reddys Labs, IPCA labs and Biocon, among others. Stating that it would be launching the system shortly, NPPA said: “You are therefore requested to impress among your member companies to register themselves with IPDMS immediately, failing which NPPA shall be constrained to take appropriate action…” In September last year, national drug pricing regulator NPPA had asked all pharmaceutical firms to register themselves under the IPDMS for online filing of returns for monitoring, fixing and revision of drug prices.It had said that availability of reliable database is a necessary pre-requisite for carrying out the functions of price fixation and price revision in respect of scheduled drugs and price fixation in respect of new drugs.last_img read more

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