GLS, MercyCorps Launch Internship in Supply Management

first_imgGlobal Logistics Services, a Liberian-owned logistics and supply chain company has partnered with the international NGO, Mercy Corps, in facilitating the process of training bright, eager young men and women who have the desire to achieve their individual dreams of climbing the corporate ladder. Under PROSPECTS (Promoting Sustainable Partnership for Economic Transformation), a program supported by Chevron and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the three month internship program is geared towards helping apprentices grow the business as well as creating employment for work-ready youths.Following a rigorous selection process conducted by the management teams of both MercyCorps and GLS, the four interns were selected to be trained in the field of supply chain management with particular emphasis on customs brokerage, port & field operations and project cargo management.  More specifically, they will understudy the functions of Project Assistant, Expediter, Broker and Typist.  GLS human resources manager, Alexandra Awode, said the four interns will have an opportunity to understudy the four functions during the internship. The internship is a three-month program and shall run from September to December 2014. The interns will be based at the company’s head office at Broad and Johnson Streets with occasional field assignments.In a statement issued Monday, GLS pledged its commitment to capacity building and skills/competence transfer as a corporate social responsibility and is eager to expand its existing Graduate Trainee Management Program to include vocational training for semi skilled and technical staff.  Speaking on behalf of GLS Management during the kick-off ceremony of the program, Mr. Paul King (GM Operations) stated that the prevalence of the Ebola pandemic would in no means dampen the company’s passion about its business and clients. “We are not deterred but rather more focus on contributing our quota to the development of our dear country.”  He encouraged the interns to take their apprenticeship seriously as it will greatly aid their future development and their employability.The first of its kind for the company, Awode says the GLS intends hold the internship every year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Indian Arrival Expo set for this Sunday

first_imgThe much anticipated Indian Arrival Expo will be held on Sunday, May 29 at the Lenora Synthetic Track’s parking lot, West Coast Demerara (WCD) and according to the steering committee the event will be used to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of East Indians.Speaking to Guyana Times Shanta Ranglall of the Committee, explained that while the event is traditionally held to coincide with Arrival Day which is observed on May 5, the Committee chose to host the Expo on May 29 to end the month of celebration: “The month of May is known as the Indian Arrival Heritage Month, so we chose May 29 to just bring the curtain down and end it with the Indian Arrival Expo,” she stated.Public Relations Officer of the Committee, Shri Ram Talmakund related that it is the first time the Expo is being held in Region Three and the change in location is welcomed as it brings attention to the beauty of the villages along West Coast Demerara. He related that preparations for the event were not “quite easy” however, he is pleased with the preparations that have been made.“The planning was not easy but we went all the way to get all three religious organizations, as well as other organizations, involved. On that day we will be having various booths, not only games. We will be having sports, such as cricket matches.We will also have race car drivers present, along with their race cars on exhibition. It will be a full Indian cultural day in terms of clothing, food and games. The cultural show starts in the evening at 17:00h and will feature items such as songs and dances as well as skits from all three of the major religions,” he explained.Suraj Dhanpaul, the organizer responsible for the cultural aspect of the event, explained that a number of activities will take place for the cultural heritage of East Indians: “All three religious organizations would be participating in this Indian Arrival Expo.We will be having a gentleman from Essequibo who will be giving live pottery demonstrations on site. We will also have murtis being made there as well. We will be having Indian clothing and furniture on display as well as on sale. So it is going to be showing everyone how our ancestors used to live many years ago when they first came to Guyana.”He also revealed that there will be a medical booth which will be offering check-ups and a yoga booth on site.Meanwhile, Haresh Rambarak related that a number of fun games and activities will be available for the entire family to participate in. “One of the most interesting activities would be the game aspect of it.We will be having merry-go rounds, a Ferris wheel, face painting, photo booths with cartoon characters such as Elsa from Frozen, Dora and a few others who would be there for the photo aspect.There will be a lot of prizes which would be won on that day, especially in the games booth. There are a number of activities planned for that day, so it will be fun and enjoyable,” he stated, while encouraging persons to visit the exhibition.last_img read more

Sol plans ‘Seawall Beach Clean-Up’ in celebration of World Oceans Day

first_imgAs the world celebrates World Oceans Day, Sol Guyana Inc (Sol) will be hosting its inaugural early morning ‘Seawall Beach Clean-up’ on Saturday, June 9.The beach clean-up will be held in association with the Environmental Protection Agency and will commence at 07:00h.This activity is just one in a series being hosted by Sol. The event is intended to encourage greater ocean conservation and protection practices in Guyana.Sol, the leading provider of petroleum-based products in the Caribbean region, hopes that the celebrations will become an annual event on the company’s corporate calendar.According to General Manager of Sol Guyana, Liz Wyatt, Sol has long considered environmental conservation as a major part of its mandate, particularly as it relates to Guyana. Wyatt states, “We know that pollution is a great concern and we are hoping that our initiatives will help encourage the community to engage in healthier, more environmentally safe habits.”Over the past year, the energy company has participated in a number of initiatives in line with its environmental mandate.“This beach clean-up is the latest of our ocean conservation campaigns,” Wyatt said. “Over this past year we also participated in a manatee pond clean-up at the Botanical Gardens in Georgetown and we also partnered with Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society to help provide them with the support needed to continue their important work.”The General Manager asserted that there will be on-site registration so there will be no need to register in advance. She also stated, “We really encourage the Guyanese public to come out and support this initiative, not only because ocean conservation is important, but we also expect it should be good fun. Just show up ready to join us, clean up the beach and have a good time!”Sol Guyana is also hosting a social media campaign for World Oceans Day between June 4 and 9.Interesting persons can log on to Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SolPetroleumGuyana/ and join the online conversation by sharing how they celebrate World Oceans Day.last_img read more

2 illegal guns found under bonnet of hire car

first_img…car was impounded by GRA with large quantity of firecrackersA man who had his car impounded on December 29 last year by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has now been detained after a detailed search carried out on the vehicle uncovered two illegal firearms.According to a Police report, the motor car was impounded at GRA’s bond in Berbice at Springlands, Corentyne after a large quantity of firecrackers and other items were discovered stashed inside by GRA’s Enforcement Officers.However, acting on information, a thorough search was conducted on the impounded vehicle over the weekend, in the presence of the driver, when two unlicensed firearms were found under the bonnet of the vehicle.One of the guns is an unlicensed .32 pistol and the other is a single-barrel shotgun which the Police said was disassembled.As such, the car owner was questioned about the discovery and has since denied having knowledge of the illegal weapons.He is presently in Police custody and is said to be assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

Regional directors learn about new oil and gas act

first_imgThe new Oil and Gas Activites Act was presented to the Peace River Regional District on Thursday. Mike Lambert is from the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. He outlined the act to directors in Dawson Creek via teleconference. Lambert explained that the new Act has a heavy compliance and enforcement component, including in the environmental management regulatory framework. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=2183|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d6434e135d0eba47ed45f7ff3920e6de-Lambert 2_1_Pub.mp3] The OGAA has been in the works for five years now. The bill was originally brought forward by the now Senator Richard Neufeld to the B.C. legislature. In May 2008, the bill passed. Lambert says the Act will ‘raise the consultation bar’ for the industry. Legislation will be in place that will force companies to do thorough consultation with landowners. Advertisement [asset|aid=2184|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d6434e135d0eba47ed45f7ff3920e6de-Lambert 3_1_Pub.mp3] But, the new legislation will not be enforced this winter, because the regulations still need to be finalized. Lambert says the goal is to have it enforced by May 1st, 2010. For more information on the Oil and Gas Activities Act, Click Here.last_img read more

Low snowpack stirs concerns about supply

first_imgState hydrologists had hoped for a wetter March to boost the snowpack. March storms typically add about 10percent to 15percent more snow in the Sierra. Frank Gehrke, the department’s snow survey section chief, said the storm that passed over the Sierra on Monday boosted the snowpack by about 2inches but wasn’t enough to recover from a dry month. “Instead of seeing an increase of 5 or 6inches in March, we lost 8 or 9inches,” Gehrke said “That’s a pretty bleak month.” Sierra snowmelt provides more than a third of the state’s drinking and irrigation water and is the lifeblood of the State Water Project, which provides water to more than 23million people and 775,000 acres of farmland. In addition, about a quarter of the state’s power comes from hydroelectric plants that rely on heavy mountain runoff during the spring and summer months. In the L.A. area, which is experiencing its lowest rainfall year on record, water managers said the region has enough in storage and from other sources to offset potential cutbacks in state water deliveries this year. “It’s always worrisome in a year like this, but you’re not going to see any rationing in Los Angeles,” said Jeffrey Kightlinger, executive director of The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. SACRAMENTO – The water content in the Sierra snowpack is at its lowest level in nearly two decades, causing concern that California may not be able to fulfill its water obligations to cities and farms if dry conditions persist for another year. The latest measurements were taken Wednesday near South Lake Tahoe during the fourth snow survey of the season by the state Department of Water Resources. This survey is considered the most important because state hydrologists use it to predict water supplies and deliveries for the summer months. The water content in the snowpack along the 400-mile-long range averaged 46percent of normal. That’s the lowest level since 1990, when it was 40percent of normal. “If you start putting dry winters together, you deplete the reservoirs,” department spokesman Don Strickland said. “We’re hoping we don’t run into that.” The Southern California water agency imports 2.1million acre-feet of water – of which 16percent comes from the state. It has more than 2.5million acre-feet in storage, Kightlinger said. An acre-foot is enough to serve two average-size families for a year. State researchers conduct five monthly snow surveys from January to May, measuring the snow at 382 stations. The snow depth on Wednesday at the Phillips Station along Highway50 south of Lake Tahoe was 35.4inches, compared with 73.1inches during the fourth snow survey in 2006. Electronic sensors showed that the snow’s water content was higher in the northern Sierra, where it was 52percent of normal. The water content was 48percent of normal in the central Sierra and 38percent in the southern section of the range.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Peace Seniors Connect & Care providing Christmas cheer to local seniors

first_imgThen on Tuesday, December the 17th, 2019 all 120 Peace Villa residents received their hampers. Siemens-Ford shares, one more party is coming on the 20th and that will wrap up the 2019 Adopt a Senior program. Advertisement Sunday, December 15th, 2019 hampers were delivered to seniors through better at home as well as deliveries made to those who were privately nominated. – Advertisement -Admin for the PSCC group, Vanessa Siemens-Ford shares, the week started out with the residents of Abbeyfield receiving their hampers along with a few special guests who sang some Christmas carols for them. “There were smiles, there was laughing and also many tears. Many couldn’t believe some stranger would do such a thing for them,” said Siemens-Ford. PSCC FB group is also providing help to the seniors past the holiday season. When information is brought forward of a senior in need, it’s shared to get what is needed to help the situation. center_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace Seniors Connect & Care Group (PSCC) has spent the past three years helping to provide support through the Christmas Season. To connect with Peace Seniors Connect & Care, CLICK HERE.  Advertisement PSCC shares, the community successfully covered over 250 hampers for local seniors who experience financial difficulties and have little to no family, friends or visitors. Siemens-Ford shares a lot of seniors in the area have little to no family are living on a fixed income trying to cover the cost of living, which does not leave a lot of room for extras or treats. last_img read more

REMEMBERING ‘STORMIN’ NORMAN’S BLAST FROM THE PAST!

first_imgIt’s a beautiful blast from the past.Finn Harps will be familiar with the name Norman Costello – or Storming’ Norman as he became known.As mentioned by our sports columnist Paddy Walsh in his weekly dispatch this week, the colourful goalkeeper will be remembered for the part he played in Finn Harps 1993/94 season.Our columnist remembered in particular the return journey home via chartered plane from Cobh to Derry after being beaten by Roy Keane’s former club in a crucial cup tie.He recalled how Norman tried to keep a brave face as those around him wanted to jump out of the plane.But, having read Walshy’s column this week, Norman decided to give us his take on that journey home and how he still has a very large soft spot for Finn Harps.We’d like to thank Norman for taking the time to contact us.This is his reply. Greetings Your column regarding my whereabouts after Marty Morrisseys broadcast last Sunday brought a big smile to my face and brought back some very fond memories of my time in Donegal. Whilst I found the article very funny, it also brought a tinge of sadness to me. I am indeed alive and well. The trip back on the plane that fateful evening was a very sombre affair but sports people react to defeats in different ways. My anguish always came the following day and in this case, when I woke up to the reality of having lost an extremely crucial game knowing that so many people in the club were relying on a victory. I was acutely aware of the effort so many people had put into the club and the abolsutely huge following that travelled to Cobh that night. In fact, I remember quite distinctly, the look on peoples faces when i walked down the main street of Letterkenny the following day.It was pure disappointment. The Finn Harps club and the fans at the time always treated me with the upmost respect and its something I have never forgotten. I have friends to this day as a result and not a week goes by when I don’t check the results to see how Harps did.In fact its great to see a fellow Galway and Salthill man Ollie Horgan in charge. Can I wish the team and the Donegal Daily ever success for the future.thanks for the memoriesregards Norman.REMEMBERING ‘STORMIN’ NORMAN’S BLAST FROM THE PAST! was last modified: June 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cobh Ramblersdonegalfinn harpsNorman Costellolast_img read more

RESULTS: IVAN TONER WINS DRUMHALLA 5K

first_imgIvan TonerIVAN TONER was first home in the Drumhalla 5k.The Letterkenny AC runner was well ahead of nearest rivals in the run.All the results are below: Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 303 16.31 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C 2 302 17.15 Brian Crossan SM Individual3 321 17.30 Conal Mc Crambridge SM North Belfast Harriers4 305 17.45 Hugh Duffy SM Cranford A C5 340 18.38 Barry Coyle SM Individual6 330 18.57 Joe Gallagher SM Individual7 308 19.46 Damien Mc Bride SM Milford A C8 317 20.30 Kevin Loughrey SM Individual 9 318 20.33 Liam Marley M50 Cranford A C10 310 20.56 Manus Peoples M50 Individual11 313 21.03 Sheila Regan SW Letterkenny A C12 333 21.22 Paul Gildea SM Individual 13 339 21.24 Noel Kilpatrick SM Individual14 316 22.00 Sharon Black W35 Letterkenny A C15 309 22.34 Eugene Mc Ginley M40 Individual16 338 22.37 Ann Marie Canning W35 Individual17 336 23.01 Francis Gildea SM Individual18 307 23.03 Sean O’ Donnell M50 Individual19 320 23.16 Ita Mc Crambridge W45 North Belfast Harriers20 323 23.17 Gloria Donaghey W45 Finn Valley A C21 319 23.19 Paddy Mc Crambridge M50 North Belfast Harriers22 337 23.54 Barry Mc Cauley SM Individual23 332 23.58 Eilish Mc Clafferty SW Individual24 516 24.06 Brendan Mc Cambridge Walker Individual25 304 24.10 Grace Friel W45 Milford A C26 324 24.50 Alison Stoddart SW Individual27 331 24.52 Eithne Cox W40 Individual28 329 25.01 John Burke M40 Individual29 322 26.04 Ruth Mc Crudden W45 Finn Valley A C30 306 28.27 John Tierney SM Individual31 506 28.33 Colm Tierney Walker Individual32 325 28.36 Gorette Sheridan W40 Individual33 501 29.32 Adam O’ Neill Walker Individual34 314 29.40 Ann Doherty W45 Milford A C35 315 29.40 Yvonne O’ Donnell SW Milford A C36 312 30.06 Pat Hickey M40 Individual37 510 30.09 Adrian Mc Collum Walker Individual38 311 30.58 Stella Hickey W40 Individual39 326 31.24 Roisin Sheridan W45 Individual40 327 31.25 Anne Friel W35 Individual41 328 31.26 Catroina Kelly SW Individual42 335 31.46 Aoife Doherty SW Individual43 521 32.03 Annette Mc Carron Walker Individual44 334 33.07 Cecila Sheridan SW Individual45 301 33.57 Jenny O’ Neill SW Individual46 502 34.26 Kieran Sheridan Walker Individual47 509 34.40 Martin Tierney Walker Individual48 522 38.32 Sally Sheridan Walker Individual49 523 38.32 Joan Merritt Walker Individual50 514 39.42 Caonahnait Crossan Walker Individual51 504 40.24 Hannah Loughrey Walker Individual52 515 40.55 Niamh O’ Donovan Walker Individual53 526 42.31 Keelin Doherty Walker Individual54 518 43.32 Aoife Gallagher Walker Individual55 524 43.33 Megan Friel Walker Individual56 512 43.34 Evelyn Crossan Walker Individual57 503 43.35 Maria Loughrey Walker Individual58 517 43.36 Maureen Doherty Walker Individual59 525 47.30 Jo Doherty Walker Individual60 519 47.33 Gerard Gallagher Walker Individual61 520 47.33 Margaret Ann Gallagher Walker Individual62 505 47.33 Enya O’ Donovan Walker Individual63 508 47.33 Oran Baird Walker Individual64 511 50.34 Lurcan Hickey Walker Individual65 507 51.44 Barry Baird Walker Individual66 513 51.44 Evelyn Donovan Walker IndividualRESULTS: IVAN TONER WINS DRUMHALLA 5K was last modified: July 27th, 2013 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)last_img read more

His beat goes on

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week His friends organized the memorial and talked about Lam’s impact on their lives in front of a capacity crowd in the school gym. “Jackie listened to everyone,’ Rongavilla said. “He didn’t like to argue. He accepted everyone’s ideas and wanted to try them out.’ The drum line presented Lam’s family with his drum set, along with other mementos. The family appreciated everyone’s kind words, said Jackie’s brother, Simon Lam, 23. “I know he impacted a lot of people,’ Simon Lam said. “I hope people realize life is short.’ Friends played his favorite songs, showed pictures of him and played video of a recent band performance. Some laughed as they watched him dance around while surrounded by Hooters girls and cried when the drum line performed for the first time without him. Band director Joe Massaro played the song “For Good’ from the musical “Wicked,’ where two characters say goodbye, knowing they won’t meet again. “We never know how the people we meet in life will affect us,’ he said. “A magical force in the universe brings us together. Everything has a reason.’ Lam had the most unforgettable smile, said junior Alex Nguyen, 16, adding that he would question and talk about what life was all about. He appreciated the large turnout to honor his friend. “All this shows he was a guy who got along with everyone,’ Nguyen said. Rodney Tanaka can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2230, or by e-mail at rodney.tanaka@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL MONTE — Arroyo High School sophomore Jackie Lam died while playing the drums. His classmates on the drum line took up their instruments Tuesday for the first time since his death to honor his memory and celebrate his life. “It was hard knowing he wasn’t going to be there standing in front of me,’ said senior Julius Rongavilla, who also plays bass drum. Lam, 15, collapsed while performing Saturday in a band competition in Riverside. He died later that night at Riverside Community Hospital. last_img read more