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first_img…during annual staff conferenceStaff of the Social Protection Ministry’s Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) were on Wednesday honoured for their hard work and dedication at their agency’s annual staff conference.  The annual year-end activity provided the agency with an opportunity to reflect on its achievements and challenges for 2017 and set the tone for the new year.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the event was hosted at Parc Rayne, Rahaman’s Park, East Bank Demerara Public Road, under the theme “Diligent commitment, aggressive case management to improve service delivery”.Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott commended the staff for their efforts. “You have done a wonderful job and my hope is that for the new year, you will be able to be more resolved and you will understand the full meaning of the word vocation, in that your job is really a calling and those of you who understand that will have lifelong satisfaction in being able to see your accomplishments each day as you go to work,” Minister Scott told the staff.Scott noted that persons must understand that they have a role to play not only as educators or social protection agents but as citizens. “We have got to reclaim that feeling that as villagers, this global village, we have got to look out for those children…What happened is that we have taken the ‘care’ out of ‘childcare’ and we are going to put it back,” the Minister stressed.Minister Scott noted that in moving forward, parents must also be given support that will see them providing that necessary guidance to their child/children.Meanwhile, Social Protection Ministry Permanent Secretary Lorene Baird told the staff that even as they celebrate, the opportunity should be used to critically review their actions over the past year and plan for the next.Baird observed that the importance of child care could not be overemphasised – children need protection, they need care and they need to be loved and nurtured if they are going to grow up and be somebody. She noted that institutions like the CCPA have a critical role to play in ensuring these children reach their full potential.Baird applauded the CCPA for its work in 2017, but noted that much more needs to be done in the coming years to protect the country’s children.  She also said that the agencies alone could not do it, and urged stakeholders to get on board.Staff members received prizes for the Staff of the year (officer); the Staff of the year (auxiliary staff) and most improved staff.last_img read more

first_imgA fire of unknown origin on Saturday morning destroyed a two-storey house located at Fairs Rust, Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The house was reportedly being rented by ex-cop Teon Allen, also known as “Spoil Child”.The house which was gutted by fire on SaturdayAuthorities are investigating the cause of the fire which occurred at about 03:00h.Allen is a suspected notorious gang leader and well-known criminal character.Most recently, he was shot after ranks of the Guyana Police Force intercepted the car he was travelling in at Houston, Greater Georgetown. He was last week released on bail after denying a charge of discharging a loaded firearm at an inspector along with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.last_img read more

first_imgPAC hears…position not advertised, despite Ministry’s instructionQuestionable employment practices in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and suspicious privileges and responsibilities being afforded to one of the Region’s drivers were put under the microscope during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing on Monday.Region 5 REO Ovid MorrisonAppearing before the PAC was Regional Executive Officer (REO) Ovid Morrison. He was made to account for the deferential treatment of his driver, Frank Wilson, who was provided with housing at the Region’s expense despite not being entitled to such.Questions were also raised about the “heavy duty driver” being promoted to transport officer. The position was not advertised, despite express instructions from the Ministry of the Presidency’s Public Service Department that this be done.He had previously been performing the functions of transport officer, including signing off and certifying payments for maintenance work done on vehicles, until his elevation. He had also been functioning as a requisition officer for fuel and spares since 2016.In the regional administration’s official response, it claimed that approval was actually granted for the position to be created and the individual was recommended owing to his experience.PAC Chairman Irfaan Ali pointed to a number of infractions recorded by the Auditor General, including instances where a driver was cited signing off on payments for fuel for himself. However, Morrison denied that the officer ever requisitioned fuel for his own vehicle.PAC Chairman Irfaan AliAccording to Morrison, he was doing so for other vehicles. Ali urged Auditor General Deodat Sharma, who was present at the sitting, to look into this.It was subsequently revealed that there was a letter attesting to the driver commencing official duty as transport officer.Ali upbraided both Morrison and the chief accountant for the region on holding back this information.Ali also pointed out that the Public Service Department had instructed that the position be advertised widely. When asked whether an internal posting of the vacancy was done, Morrison answered in the negative, but acknowledged that such a posting was required.VacanciesMeanwhile, PAC member Juan Edghill also questioned Morrison on whose authority certain vacancies were filled. Morrison noted that the vacancies were filled by the Public Service Department.Ali questioned him on the number of staff actually required to be on the payroll. PAC member, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence noted that during the course of the year, priorities change and if more staff was needed, permission could be requested from the Public Service Department.Under questioning from Ali, Morrison confirmed that they did have the approval for the 90 additional staff. Edghill questioned how many were new positions that were created. Morrison noted that there were no new positions.Edghill pointed out that at one time the authorised employment strength was declared. He lamented that this has been discontinued and because the regions have ceased presenting their authorised strength, they can employ in an ad-hoc manner.Ali questioned how many contracted employees were in the region. However, when Morrison balked at the question, Ali upbraided him for his lack of preparation. While Morrison admitted that there has been an increase in contracted employees, he promised to supply the actual figures at a later time.Opposition parliamentarian and PAC member Nigel Dharamlall upbraided the REO for not knowing his staffing strength. Dharamlall contended that as the principal accounting officer in the region, Morrison should be familiar with these figures.“You employed during the course of 2016, an additional 47 clerical office support staff. So you started at 10 and end up at 47. Those 10 staff, were they doing the work of 47? So, I think this issue has to go beyond the numbers.“I find it unacceptable that you are the REO of a region and you don’t know what is the strength of your organisation… that you don’t know how much staff you’re supposed to have, but you employ staff every year. I find that inherently unacceptable.”The considerations concluded with the Chairman reminding the REO of the information he has to return to the Committee with. Morrison gave a commitment to provide the information by the end of the week.“As it is, REO, you have committed to a set of information. One (is) the letter of approval from the public service ministry authorising you to employ the additional 90 persons. You said all 90 were in relation to vacancies existing in the region.“You have to give us the vacancies that existed and the positions these vacancies filled. You also have to give us the authorised strength based on all your vacancies, so we know the total need of the region from your organisational structure,” Ali also instructed the REO.last_img read more

first_imgThe Cope, McConalogue and Cllr Patrick McGowanFIANNA Fail is facing a split in Donegal after Cllr James Pat McDaid failed to make it onto the ballot paper for the general election.Pat The Cope Gallagher and Charlie McConalogue were selected at the party convention last night to contest the new five-seat constituency.However the party will not add a third candidate, leaving what many party loyalists believe is a huge swathe of the county between Letterkenny and the Finn Valley unrepresented. They had hoped Cllr James Pat McDaid from Glenswilly would have helped maximise the party’s vote.Cllr Seamus O Domhnaill was among those backing McDaid.“This is a disaster for Fianna Fail,” said one senior party member.Anger is so deeply engrained now within the party there is open talk of an independent candidate now running for a seat. “Letterkenny needs a TD,” said the senior party member.“There has been open talk for weeks now that if the party backed The Cope and McConalogue, then there might just be a good independent candidate who would get the support of Fianna Fail members.”The in-fighting has been extremely bitter.Some senior members didn’t even go to the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny yesterday for the vote.The Blaneys have thrown their weight behind Gallagher in Fanad; but there is little appetite for either Gallagher or McConalogue in Letterkenny, said party sources. “We are going head-to-head with Sinn Fein in the west (Pearse Doherty) and in Inishowen (Padraig Mac Lochlainn) but we have no-one in the biggest town in the county where Sinn Fein are weak,” said another angry party member.Another well-known party member fumed: “Well, you won’t see me out putting up election posters.”Independent councillor Dessie Shiels is expected to stand now in Letterkenny – and could be the only general election candidate with a base in the town.FIANNA FAIL SPLIT DOWN MIDDLE AS ANGER GROWS OVER McDAID SNUB was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Charlie McdonegalPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

first_imgA masked man spent two hours in a Letterkenny childcare facility after breaking into the building last night and made off with a camera.The incident has been captured on CCTV at the Letterkenny Community Development Project (CDP) Childcare facility at Glendale Manor.At around 3am, a man was seen breaking a window and entering the premises and was in for a period of two hours. “It was a low act, breaking into a community facility like this,” said Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry McMonagle.“It’s shocking. Here, we have a community-based childcare facility running to provide affordable childcare in an urban area. It is not for profit and is only to provide a service in the area.“This man had a false face on to hide his identity. He was in and out of the different rooms and stayed in for a substantial length of time and even the alarm going off didn’t seem to scare him.“He was searching all around the building. “The only thing that we can tell is missing is a camera that staff use to record events and outings.”Staff arrived this morning to discover the break-in, but the facility opened as normal today.Councillor McMonagle said: “The staff take great pride in the place and it is to their credit that they do that.”Anger as masked man breaks into Letterkenny childcare facility was last modified: November 7th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:cdpCouncillor Gerry McMonagleGlendale ManorLetterkenny Community Development ProjectSinn Feinlast_img read more

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Features#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Updated at 12:45 PM PST with a response from Bit.lyAfter weeks of controversy concerning a possible closure of the service, URL shortener just announced that it’s open sourcing its code, handing ownership of its domain name over to a community nonprofit organization and making clickthrough data freely available from now on, in real time. Founder Eric Woodward will spin the project out from his core company Nambu, will cover operational costs personally and will work with anyone who wants to help make a community-owned alternative to what Woodward says is a data-hoarding monopoly in and Twitter.Talk about turning lemons into lemonade. The new may be the most exciting thing to happen in URL shortening since now market leader itself launched.Woodward says that the code will be cleaned up and available for hacking no later than September 15th, that the code will be licensed under an MIT Open Source license, real time click data will be made available in anonymous aggregate via service provider Gnip and a foundation or nonprofit owner to control the domain name is still being sought.URL shortening is of course important primarily because of Twitter, where links have to be shortened in order to save characters against the limit of 140 per message. This May Twitter chose to make its default URL shortener, replacing TinyURL.’s marketshare in the URL shortening world became a near instant monopoly.This is important because these URL shorteners have all kinds of data about which links on Twitter and elsewhere are getting the most click-throughs. is interesting because they’ve been building all kinds of value ads on top of that data – real time analytics, semantic analysis of the linked-to pages and more. Many people believe that could become one of the hottest sources of news discovery on the web, challenging now slow-looking sites like Digg.Woodward argues that the relationship between Twitter and has made the URL shortening business pointless for everyone else. It was taking up a lot of his time, causing him headaches and he was feeling pressure to dedicate more time to his company’s core product, the Nambu desktop client.Last month Woodward announced he would be closing down and a substantial number of people freaked out. The biggest concern was that all the short links that had been created would now be broken. Some developers complained that they had invested time into building services that utilized’s analytics. In response to the uproar, Woodward changed his mind. He said he’d keep the service up for some period of time, he tried to find a seller, but today he’s announcing a permanent change to the nature of the product.Woodward argues that and Twitter will not expose raw aggregate clickthrough data to just anyone to develop on top of. That’s what the new community-owned is going to do. Working with activity data hub provider Gnip, will make aggregate anonymized data available in real time, for free. That means that any random developer can build something exciting on top of that stream of data, not just the selected partners of Twitter and Woodward says that if the community can take to 5 or 10% marketshare, then it should have a good sample of the data is seeing in the rest of the market. Opening that data to developers in real time would then become more valuable than anything can offer in aggregate today. Update: We spoke with’s John Borthwick and this is what he had to say: “I think this is great, it means there will be a future for and having more services out there is a really good thing. [’s Eric Woodward] is short on the facts though and the facts are if you look at the clicks and encodes on in a day, 15 million yesterday for example, 60% of them are from Twitter, less than 10% come from It’s about product iteration and adding features. [That’s why is so popular, Borthwick argues.] Eric made a choice and has made a different choice.” Borthwick also emphasized that has to invest substantial resources into scaling, something that the community will need to take very seriously if it is to grow. center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

first_imgThe amount of clinical data that drug companies must share with the public could soon vastly expand under a U.S. regulation proposed today. Trial sponsors would need to report summary results for drugs and devices that are never approved—and not just for products that reach the market—under the proposal.The goal of the plan, released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is to ensure that summary results for drugs that fail in trials, or are dropped for other reasons, still make it into a public database: Sharing these results should not only be useful for researchers, but also “helps fulfill society’s ethical responsibility” to people who volunteer for trials, said National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins during a press teleconference. “We owe to our patients, to our participants in these trials, the explanation of what happened.” Sharing the data may also help researchers avoid duplicating failed trials, officials say.Launched at Congress’s request in 2000, NIH’s now contains registration data for more than 178,000 trials; all sponsors of trials regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are supposed to register. As a result of a 2007 law, within 1 year of the completion of a trial, drug companies must also submit summary results that include information such as the number of participants, their age and gender, outcomes, and adverse events. 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Under the new rule proposed by HHS, companies will also need to report results for unapproved products. That should add another 100 to 150 reports to the 100 summaries the database now receives each week, said Deborah Zarin, director of sponsors can ask for an extension of up to 3 years if they are still seeking approval for a product. And results still won’t be required for early trials, known as phase I, which test a product’s safety.NIH also plans to require that results for all clinical trials that it funds, no matter how early or small, be submitted to At the moment, only investigators conducting trials of products regulated by FDA must register the trial and report results. A draft policy released today will mean that results for another 650 trials per year will be added, NIH officials say.Both the NIH and HHS draft rules also clarify such details as who should submit data and when it must come in; trials must be registered within 21 days of enrolling the first patient, for example. This will make it easier to enforce compliance with the rules, for example by withholding funding for NIH grantees or imposing fines on companies regulated by FDA, said Kathy Hudson, NIH’s deputy director for science, outreach, and policy. The public may eventually be able to check the database to see if researchers have met the deadlines, providing a “wall of shame,” NIH officials joked.One advocate of clinical data sharing, Peter Doshi of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, says he welcomes the new requirements. Some NIH-funded trials “are not published for years and years,” he notes. And often negative results never appear in a journal. “That’s not good from an evidence perspective and it’s embarrassing from a policy perspective. There’s an interest in trying to close these gaps.”Requiring that trial results for unapproved drugs be shared is also a positive step, Doshi says. “You’re reducing the chance that somebody will redo experiments that were already done and put people in harm’s way because the research wasn’t shared,” he says.However, the summary results in can be confusing—they sometimes conflict with results reported in journals—and they lack details that could help researchers understand the data, Doshi notes. By contrast, the European Medicines Agency plans to make detailed clinical data reports publicly available and to provide data on individual patients to researchers—albeit only for approved drugs.“The white elephant in the room is that FDA sits on more data, across more drugs, across more therapeutic indications than anybody else on the planet,” Doshi says. “And their attitude is, ‘Great idea [to make the data public], let somebody else take care of this.’ ” Doshi is an associate editor of The BMJ, which is part of a group called AllTrials that is pushing for release of detailed clinical trial data.NIH’s Hudson said the agency is looking at whether to require access to data on individual patients without compromising privacy. The proposal also asks for input on whether trial sponsors should be required to submit their protocol to help the public understand the results.NIH and HHS are taking public comment on the two proposed policies until 19 February.*Correction, 20 November, 7:56 a.m.: The number of additional weekly submissions the new rule is expected to generate has been corrected. The correct numbers are 100 to 150 addtional submissions, not 200 to 250.last_img read more

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES The Warriors improved to 3-0 since the All-Star break and beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time, one shy of their longest winning streak in the series. They won nine straight in 1963-64.A night shy of the five-year anniversary of Curry’s 54-point Madison Square Garden masterpiece, the Warriors showed how many weapons they have around him now, making 15 3-pointers and putting six players in double figures.The third quarter has been when the Warriors separate themselves from opponents, and this was the fifth time they outscored a team by 20 or more in the period.“I still don’t have an answer as to why the third quarter is what it is, like anything specific, beyond just the fact that we can wear teams down over the course of 48 minutes,” Curry said. And it might take 24, 26 minutes to really create that separation and gain that momentum, and we come out of the halftime with some juice, some energy and it’s winning time. So that’s my best explanation for it and hopefully it continues.”This onslaught started innocently enough, with Green banking in a 3-pointer. Curry and Thompson followed with much prettier ones, and when JaVale McGee followed with a basket it was an 11-0 start to the second half and a double-digit lead in about 2 ½ minutes.ADVERTISEMENT New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee, right, defends against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 in New York. Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) watches the action. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Draymond Green threw his arms up in triumph, celebrating his go-ahead 3-pointer.Never mind that it banked in, a rather ugly look on a team that shoots it beautifully.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Davis explodes for 53 as Pelicans trump Suns for 6th straight win John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “It sparked the run, didn’t it?” Green said. “It got everybody going by an amazing shooter.”And the Warriors didn’t slow down the rest of another awesome third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKlay Thompson scored 26 points and Stephen Curry had 14 of his 21 in the period, when Golden State ran another opponent off the floor on its way to a 125-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.Kevin Durant added 22 points and nine rebounds for Golden State, which trailed by one at halftime before outscoring New York 39-18 in the third to end things early. The highlight show continued from there, with center Zaza Pachulia dribbling behind his back to lead a fast break and Curry converting a four-point play for a 20-point bulge later in the period.“It’s tough. Those guys were so big and athletic, anyone in their team could switch,” the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. said. “So it was tough to get around them.”Emmanuel Mudiay scored 20 points and Trey Burke had 18 for the Knicks.Mudiay had 13 points in the first seven minutes and 14 in the first quarter to lead all scorers and give the Knicks a 39-37 edge.TIP-INSWarriors: Rookie Jordan Bell returned after missing 14 games with inflammation in his left ankle. He had three points. … Green’s technical assessed with 1:04 left in the first half of Saturday’s rout against Oklahoma City was rescinded by the NBA on Monday, putting him back at 14 for the season and two away from an automatic suspension.Knicks: F Michael Beasley received five stitches for a cut on his right eyebrow after he was hit in the second quarter but returned to play in the third. … New York is off until Friday, when it visits the Los Angeles Clippers to open a four-game road trip.MAGIC MSG MOMENTCurry’s 54-point game is still his career high, as he went 11 for 13 from 3-point range. The Knicks ended up winning it though, as Raymond Felton blocked his jumper to lead to J.R. Smith’s tiebreaking basket with 1:10 left in a 109-105 victory. That remains New York’s last home win over Golden State.CAN’T BE BADKnicks coach Jeff Hornacek, on the challenge of defending the Warriors:“Can’t have any ‘my bads,’” he said. “‘My bads’ turn into 3-point shots that they knock in.”UP NEXTcenter_img LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Warriors: Visit Washington on Wednesday.Knicks: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_img medalSimone Bilesworld championshipWorld gymnastics Championship First Published: October 12, 2019, 9:36 PM IST Stuttgart: US gymnastics queen Simone Biles equalled the all-time record of 23 medals at world championships with the 17th world title of her career in the vault final on Saturday.The 22-year-old needs only one more medal from her remaining three finals in Stuttgart to overtake Belarusian male gymnast Vitaly Scherbo, with the uneven bars to come later on Saturday. Biles took her third gold of the week with a winning score of 15.399 points ahead of US team-mate Jade Carey, who finished with silver, while Britain’s Ellie Downie took bronze.The four-time Olympic champion had already won all-around gold and the team event this week to extend her record of most world gold medals.Biles retained the vault title she won in Doha last year by excelling on her two attempts, completing two and a half twists on her second effort.Less than a year before the Tokyo Olympics, Biles can potentially win six medals in Stuttgart with the women’s beam and floor finals to come on Sunday. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

first_imgHome grown company Xolo has launched a new budget phone, the Era 4G in the Indian market at a price of Rs 4,777. The Xolo Era 4G is successor to the company’s Era phone and supports “4G VoLTE ensuring superior quality audio/video calls and faster call connects.” The phone is now available for registration and will officially go on sale from February 24 exclusively from online retail website Snapdeal.Xolo’s Era 4G comes with a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset) coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card slot. The phone sports a 5-megapixel camera on the rear camera along with a 2-megapixel camera on the front.The Era 4G comes with multilingual support for regional languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and will be upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the future. It is backed by a 2,500mAh battery.Xolo recently launched its camera-centric budget phone, the One HD in the Indian market at a price of Rs 4,777. The Xolo One HD is an Amazon exclusive. The Xolo One HD comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It is further expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card. The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports 3G connectivity. It comes with an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. It is backed by a 2,300 mAh battery which is removable.advertisementlast_img read more