Dear Editor,Witnessing the condescending manner in which Georgetown’s Town Clerk Royston King spoke to vendors at a meeting he held recently under a tent in the forecourt of City Hall, speaks volumes of the contempt and disregard the administration of the city has for these small-businesspersons.It wasn’t just King’s s tone of voice, but what he said and how he said it. The language he used, the way he constructed sentences, the sound of his words and personality, the way he gesticulated, suggested that he thought the vendors were not as clever or important as he was.King spoke as though he was some imperial overlord addressing his subjects, all of whom had no choice but to accept his tough talk, his twisted logic, and his new-found vision for Georgetown, even though he worked at the municipality for over30 years.Even though he was using a microphone, under a tent in a relatively cramped area, King shouted at his audience until he was hoarse. It was not a dialogue but rather a belligerent monologue, in which King was lecturing and scolding these persons, like they were some wayward children. Listening to him, one got the impression that the municipality was faultless and blameless in the vending situation. He paid no heed to vending as a socio-economic phenomenon. He seemed unaware that street vendors are an integral part of urban economies around the world, offering easy access to a wide range of goods and services in public spaces. He was only preoccupied with rounding up over 300 vendors and squeezing them into a space that could hardly accommodate 100 persons.King in his presentation sought to cast blame on the previous central government for the vending situation which is both dishonest and disingenuous.It is no secret that many businessmen encouraged the vendors for reasons best known to themselves. But more importantly and King is old enough to know, it was Hamilton Green the former Mayor who encouraged street vendors to encroach on the pavements of store owners. This was done since n the 1980s.In fact he went further than that, encouraging people to squat on lands that did not belong to them such as the case aback of the Botanic Gardens, a site owned by continental agencies, designated for the construction of a hotel.Does King realise that most street vendors provide the main source of income for their households, bringing food to their families and paying school fees for their children? These informal workers have strong linkages to the formal economy. Most of them source the goods they sell from formal enterprises in Georgetown?Street vendors create jobs, not only for themselves but for porters, transport operators, storage providers, and others. Street vending has added vibrancy to urban life in our capital and can be considered a cornerstone of our historical and cultural heritage.Sincerely,Deodarie Putulall
The Belgian’s strike left his side 10 points clear of second-place Arsenal, who welcome Jose Mourinho’s side to the Emirates Stadium next weekend, when another Chelsea win will bring a first title since 2010 within reach.United’s recent surge had prompted talk of an improbable title tilt, but with Louis van Gaal’s men 11 points below Chelsea having played a game more, automatic Champions League qualification is now their only objective.And while United’s football suggested there are better days ahead at Old Trafford, it is League Cup winners Chelsea, whose last seven wins have all been by a one-goal margin, who are on the brink of another coronation.A calf injury to Michael Carrick obliged Wayne Rooney to drop into midfield for the visitors, but it was to the United captain that the first chance of the match fell on a warm, sunny afternoon in west London.From Ashley Young’s pass, the over-lapping Luke Shaw cut the ball back for Rooney, but the United number 10 shot’s hit the stanchion to the left of the goal and bounced back into the net, fooling the travelling fans at the other end into thinking the deadlock had been broken.United goalkeeper David de Gea had to toe the ball behind for a corner after Hazard’s pass sent Cesc Fabregas scampering into the box, but for most of the first half, the away team looked serene.With Ander Herrera assuredly anchoring the midfield, Van Gaal’s men were finding passing triangles all over the pitch and they demonstrated their confidence when Paddy McNair advanced and saw a shot deflected wide.– Falcao hits post –An uninformed observer would perhaps have been forgiven for thinking it was United, and not Chelsea, who were on the verge of the title, but seven minutes before half-time, the hosts went in front.A United move broke down when Radamel Falcao failed to control Chris Smalling’s pass and within seconds Chelsea were in, Oscar’s back-heel freeing Hazard to motor through and beat De Gea left-footed at the near post.Falcao — making his first start since February 28 — got a sniff of goal in first-half stoppage time when Rooney’s stabbed pass was headed down by Marouane Fellaini, but Thibaut Courtois flew out to swat the ball off his toes.Chelsea sat even deeper in the second half, but they came within inches of extending their lead after Herrera inadvertently drilled the ball straight to Nemanja Matic.The Serbian’s pass freed Didier Drogba, whose shot was partially blocked by Smalling, sending it looping over De Gea, but Hazard, following in, could only jab the ball against the bar from a tight angle.United continued to press, with Courtois saving from McNair and Rooney — at the second attempt — while Juan Mata and Falcao also went close.Mourinho stiffened his midfield by introducing Ramires in place of Oscar and Van Gaal responded with a double change, sending on wingers Angel di Maria and Adnan Januzaj for the final 20 minutes.While Hazard again worked De Gea, United procured another sight of goal with 13 minutes to go when Shaw’s pass released Falcao, only for the Colombian’s left-foot shot to strike the outside of the post.There was another scare for Chelsea at the death when Herrera went over Gary Cahill’s outstretched leg in the penalty area, but to the relief of the hosts — and the disbelief of the visitors — referee Mike Dean adjudged it a dive.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, April 18- Champions-elect Chelsea took a significant step towards the Premier League title as Eden Hazard’s first-half goal secured a clinical 1-0 home win over in-form Manchester United on Saturday.United were seeking a seventh consecutive league win, but despite bossing possession, it was Chelsea who prevailed after Hazard sped through to score his 13th goal of the campaign in the 38th minute at Stamford Bridge.
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160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He was the greatest man I have ever known. He was a typical man who came home from World War II – worked hard and raised a family. He was a workaholic and he loved his family,” said his son, Dennis O’Neill. Robert Francis O’Neill was born on May 21, 1921, in Hollywood. He was graduated from Loyola High School and Loyola University, now Loyola Marymount University. He served in the Army as a staff sergeant during World War II and participated in D-Day, the Battle of Normandy, and the Battle of the Bulge, officially known as the Battle of the Ardennes. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marlene; six children, Kathleen Le Brenton, Kevin O’Neill, Steven O’Neill, Maureen Kroman, Dennis O’Neill, Erin Hallisy and seven grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. today and a funeral Mass is set for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mel Catholic Church in Woodland Hills. He will be buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills. Donations in his memory can be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718. firstname.lastname@example.org 818-713-3708 A funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday for television producer Robert F. O’Neill, an Emmy and Golden Globes award winner who died from colon cancer Oct. 23 at his West Hills home. He was 86. O’Neill won an Emmy in 1974 for his work on “The NBC Mystery Movie: Columbo.” He won back-to-back Golden Globes in 1985-1986 for “Murder, She Wrote.” He displayed his awards on top of his TV in his family room. “There was almost an aura about Bob. You knew this was a good and decent man. He was a very pious man. Religious, but he didn’t flaunt it,” said actor Ron Masak, the sheriff on “Murder, She Wrote,” who knew O’Neill for more than 20 years. “His faith came through in his work ethnic. He had a hearty laugh and he always brought warmth to the set.” O’Neill’s career in television began in the accounting department at Universal Studios immediately after his discharge from the Army. He worked for a time at Desilu Productions, but the bulk of his career was spent as a producer at Universal Television Studios. He retired in 1996. He was a producer for “Dr. Kildare,” “Mission Impossible,” “The Invisible Man,” “Memories Never Die,” “Darkroom,” “Wheels,” “The Murder of Sherlock Holmes,” “The Thirteenth Day,” “Evening in Byzantium” and “Beg, Borrow or Steal.”
A man who has spent his life collecting weird and wonderful items from around the world is to sell it tomorrow in one lot!William Wilkin from Co Donegal has collected everything from lamps to limousines over the past 50 years.Now he is to bring down the hammer on the lot and is expected to rake in a small fortune for it. Included among the auction of more than 600 items is a collection of rare vintage cars and machinery.Among the list of collectables is a 1940 Ford Anglia Tombstone, a mobile library, a fire engine and even a ‘Scooby Doo Limo’ – a customized Limousine Camper Van.Other items include rare antiques, furniture and paintings.William, from Creeslough, said it will be heartbreaking to see many of the items go. “I have had some great times collecting all this stuff but I’m getting too old to be carrying it al around so I thought the best thing I could do was to move it on.“I just hope people have as much pleasure with it as I have had collecting it over the years,” he said.Auctioneer Boyd Robinson said there has been huge interest in the auction form across the country.“Our phone literally hasn’t stopped and that’s not something we can say much lately.“There is a huge interest in this because a lot of the stuff is very unusual. “I’m not sure who would want to buy a Scooby Doo Limo but there’s something there for everyone,” he said.The auction takes place in Creeslough on SATURDAY starting at 11am and lasting all day.EndsMAN TO AUCTION LIFETIME OF COLLECTING INCLUDING AMBULANCES, LIMOUSINES AND FIRE BRIGADES! was last modified: October 13th, 2011 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:auctionCreesloughRobinson Estate AgentsWilliam Wilkin
27 January 2014The school terms of state schools in South Africa are set by the Department of Basic Education. This year, all government schools in South Africa have the same school calendar, which includes an extended break at the end of April. In addition to the official public holidays on 27 April (Freedom Day) and 1 May (Workers Day), the department has granted 29, 30 April and 2 May as extra school holidays.SCHOOL TERMSNote: these dates are applicable to both primary and high schools in South Africa.TERM ONE: 15 January to 28 MarchThere are 52 days of school and one public holiday in the first term:Friday, 21 March – Human Rights DayTERM TWO: 7 April to 27 JuneAlthough at 60 days this looks like a long term, the Department of Education has included an extra three school holidays, reducing the number of actual school days to 52. The second term looks like this:Friday, 18 April – Good FridayMonday, 21 April – Easter Monday/ Family DaySunday, 27 April – Freedom DayMonday 28 April – Public holiday (Freedom Day rolled over to Monday. In South Africa, if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the Monday following becomes a public holiday.)Tuesday, 29 April – School holidayWednesday, 30 April – School holidayThursday, 1 May – Worker’s DayFriday, 2 May – School holidayMonday, 16 June – Youth DayTERM THREE: 21 July to 3 OctoberThere are 54 school days and two public holiday in the third term, although only one falls within the school week:Saturday, 9 August – Women’s DayWednesday, 24 September – Heritage DayTERM FOUR: 13 October – 4 DecemberAt 43 actual school days, this is the shortest term of the year. There are no public holidays that fall within the fourth term.STATE SCHOOL TERMS First term 15 January – 28 March Second term 7 April – 27 June Third term 21 July – 3 October Fourth term 13 October – 10 DecemberPUBLIC AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 1 January New Year’s Day 21 March Human Rights Day 18 April Good Friday 21 April Family Day27 AprilFreedom Day 28 April Public Holiday 29 April School Holiday30 April School Holiday1 May Workers’ Day 2 May School Holiday 16 June Youth Day 9 August Women’s Day24 September Heritage Day 16 December Day of Reconciliation25 December Christmas Day 26 December Day of GoodwillINDEPENDENT SCHOOL TERMSAccording to the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa, only the provinces that fall under the “central region” grouping – ie Gauteng, Free State, North West and Northern Cape – publish a term date calendar. Schools in the other regions either follow the provincial state calendar or their own specific calendars. Contact the school for details.Website: www.isasa.orgDownload a copy of the 2014 Central Regional CalendarSource: National Education Policy Act: 2014 school calendar for public schools [PDF] and the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa
It’s easy to get caught up wanting to deliver a sophisticated platform to engage your workforce. Many benefits technology solutions promise to make employees smarter consumers of health care through slick recommendation engines, bots, and avatars delivered on smart phones.I advise you to keep these three things in mind when you evaluate benefits technology: 1. Technology won’t solve your millennial dilemma.Right now Millenials make up the largest portion of the workforce. HR professionals are scrambling to figure out how to best communicate and educate them about benefits. The fact is Millennials rely heavily on their parents — not technology — to make insurance decisions. When the Affordable Care Act changed the benefits landscape by allowing kids to stay on their parents’ plan until age 26, it meant that these new workers didn’t have to take an active role in managing their benefits. They just deferred to their parents. HR needs to figure out how to appropriately involve parents in the benefits decision-making process, while ensuring they meet Millennial’s growing demand for non-traditional benefits. Some solutions may include call center support where questions can be answered prior to enrollment. 2. Technology is necessary to reduce compliance risk.Labor laws are complex and fluid. The future of ACA and its unpopular reporting requirements are unclear. I believe what is clear is that federal, state and local compliance requirements will continue to be a burden and risk for HR. Compliance falls on HR shoulders and the importance of well-kept records is crucial to avoiding fines and penalties. I advise beginning by automating processes that are currently manual and present the highest risk to your organization. If you continue to rely on manual processes for compliance, the odds of success are not in your favor. 3. Technology is not a strategy.Employers will waste a lot of money on benefits technology if they don’t know what they want to do with it. Develop a clear strategy and roadmap first — then consider how technology can enable your strategy. Determine your cost management and employee engagement goals and then figure out how benefits technology can help drive down administrative cost, create enrollment efficiencies and enhance communication and reporting.
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First let me say I’m not on the inside track with Moorestown. I’m an outside observer with my own perspective on this product, but I have to say… I think this will be HUGE. Lot’s of talk about the Moorestown platform at IDF this year and I’ve heard many refer to this as the iPhone killer, or next generation iPhone. The game changer is size, the processing power, and WiMax capabilities. This is much more than anything in the market now. It can be almost anything you want it to be, and what you want it to do might be more about what devices it talks to. Here’s my personal speculation on potential uses for Moorestown.Harmony Remote Killer: This one is easy. Unlike the iphone with this kind of device you should be able to add and download applications and be configure to do pretty much what you want it to do. It’s the size of a remote. It has bluetooth and WiMax. It should be able to talk to all of your AV stuff and replace your most advanced universal remotes.GameBoy/PSP Killer: This be will run on Intel’s next generation 45nm chips. It should far exceed anything any hand held game system can do today. You could host games on the fly with people near you or host over the Internet. I actually believe this could be an XBox Killer. It will have the horsepower, it will be ultimately connected. It just needs peripherals like a dock or wireless connectivity to a large display and keyboard. Drop it on your coffee table, turn on your wall mounted LCD, pick up a wireless controller and you are gaming.Desktop Killer: Yes, a desktop killer. Again it should have the horsepower. It will have highspeed connections and a full blown browser. More and more apps are moving to the web. There’s a lot of talk about the death of the application, as applications can be run in the browser. Drop it on your desk, have it detect and synch with your wireless keyboard, mouse and monitor and you are working. Also more IT shops are starting to see the value of OS and application streaming technology where you can pull down the apps you need when you need them. Edit a spreadsheet, crop a photo, do a CAD Design, all apps come from the network when you need them, wherever you are.Storage may only an issue for the few things you need locally. With WiMax, songs, videos, applications could all be available at your finger tips whether you have them stored on your PC, DVR, or from a service provider. You could ultimately have any data or any application on a powerful mobile device on your hip, in your pocket or in your purse. My perspective is Moorestown is shaping up to be the ubiquitous everything device. I discussed this idea 2 years ago with an Intel engineer, during a school fundraiser. I claimed if Intel could create the device the size of cell phone with the processing power of a PC, you would not need any other device other than peripherals. I was new, I was in marketing and he thought I was nuts. And he pretty much told me so, citing that he didn’t see how Intel would profit from it. A couple of weeks later I saw him again and he was anxious to tell me he just saw a presentation that discussed exactly what I was talking about. I’d like to think this is Moorestown… and personally I can’t wait!!
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