Women’s group completes 1st Essequibo kayaking expedition

first_imgA group of women on Tuesday completed the first-ever kayaking expedition journeying from the source of the Essequibo River to the river mouth.Commencing two months ago on February 2, 2018, the expedition lasted some 75 days.It was headed by Laura Bingham, while hailing from the United Kingdom and Ireland were her two companions, Ness Knight and Pip Stewart.With a combination of both hard and soft adventure experiences, the group was able to enjoy the awe-inspiring vast landscapes of Guyana – waterways, rain forests, savannahs and mountain ranges.The expedition included a visit to the Indigenous community of Konashen with the team also passing through Fairview, Apoteri and Iwokrama. The journey provided excellent exposure for Destination Guyana, with a great focus on community tourism and Guyana’s waterways.Some of the highlights of the journey included the warm hospitality of the Indigenous communities along the River, especially the Wai Wai who were the main guides for the almost two-and-a-half-month journey, as well as the pristine nature of the rainforest and the wildlife.The team was accompanied by Faye James of King William Adventures, as well as Wai Wai guides Romel and Anthony.last_img read more

Louis Van Gaal not be happy with Manchester United’s style, says Dutch legend

first_imgRonald de Boer has told disillusioned Manchester United fans to give Louis van Gaal time – because this is not the style of football he wants to play.The Red Devils chief has come in for criticism recently for some below-par performances, despite his side losing just two of their last 20 fixtures.The Dutchman has been set the target of third place in the Premier League and, with 12 matches of the season remaining, United are fourth in the table.De Boer worked with his fellow countryman during their time together at Barcelona and believes it’s only a matter of time before the 63-year-old gets things right at Old Trafford.“Van Gaal is struggling a little bit at Manchester United,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Not with the amount of points he’s got, but with his style.“It’s not the way he wants to play. He’s fighting to get there.“At the moment it’s not the football that we are used to with Louis.”last_img read more

‘My Pinoy grandpa inspired me to play’

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Fernando, Mauricio split bikes race honors Like Christian, who went to University of Nebraska and then University of Hawaii, the sisters took their volleyball acts to the United States before returning to Germany after graduation to play in the regional leagues.Standhardinger applied for the 2014 NBA Rookie Draft but was not selected. (Like him, Jared Dillinger also played for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors).The Filipino-German became available for the Gilas squad after his contract with SC Rasta Vechta in Germany’s ProA league expired. He was the league MVP last season.His trump card has always been his work ethic and how he plays the game.Gilas characterADVERTISEMENT “Christian plays hard all the way,” Gilas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag says. “He’s exactly the kind of player this team needs, the type of player that fits the Gilas character.”Standhardinger played his guts out in the Jones Cup, holding his own in a tough international field that saw the Philippines play against a European power in Lithuania, traditional Asian contenders like Iran, South Korea and Chinese Taipei and the experienced Canada 150 side that eventually won the championship.It’s evident in Taipei that Standhardinger is all heart on the court. In several interviews with the international media, he proudly yelled “Puso!”, the battlecry of the Gilas Nationals.Standhardinger will suit up in the Fiba Asia tournament in Beirut, Lebanon, replacing Andray Blatche—the country’s naturalized player since the 2014 World Cup in Spain—who refused to go with the team for the Aug. 8 to 20 showcase.After that, the pony-tailed National will head straight to Kuala Lumpur for the Southeast Asian Games, where the Philippines will try to win its 19th basketball gold and keep its supremacy in the region.Naturalized playerStandhardinger will play as a naturalized player in the Asian championship and as a Filipino in the SEA Games. His failure to get a Philippine passport before he turned 16 is the thing that’s keeping him from playing as a Filipino in tournaments supervised by the Fiba.But with dual citizenship, he is eligible to play in the PBA as a local. And that is certainly enticing news for any ball club rebuilding for the next season. Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netChristian Standhardinger has been dribbling a ball ever since he was a small boy. In his early years, like most boys growing up in Germany, he did it with his feet in an open grass field.“I’m a late bloomer (in basketball),” Standhardinger told the Inquirer after Gilas Pilipinas finished fourth in the Jones Cup in Taipei, where he made his international debut for the country. “I have my grandfather to thank for that.”ADVERTISEMENT The 6-foot-8 forward from Munich took to basketball when he was 12, encouraged by Pablo Hermoso, the father of his mom, the former Elizabeth Santos Hermoso. It started his love affair with the sport.“My grandfather took me to parks whenever he played,” he said of Pablo Hermoso, who saw action for Shell in the CYMCA league in the 1950s. “He was the one who influenced me to [play] basketball. I played whenever he played.”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 starsStandhardinger never forgot his heritage—especially the basketball part of it—that he finally considered a two-year-old offer by Gilas coach Chot Reyes to play for the national team.“I don’t know what the future brings, but right now, my heart is with my national team,” Standhardinger said.Volleyball-playing sistersIndeed, basketball has become a career for Christian, the eldest in a brood of three of Guenther Standhardinger and Elizabeth. His sisters, twins Kathrin and Kristin, are a year younger at 27 and play competitive volleyball. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gameslast_img read more

Gov’t to Start Granting Electric Power Wheeling Licences July

first_imgMinister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell says he intends to start granting licences for electric power wheeling in July. In his Budget Debate presentation in Parliament on Wednesday, April 24, the Minister, noted that this is another policy initiative of the administration “to make our energy sector more robust and realise efficiencies”. He explained that “wheeling” is the use of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) grid to transmit power from a self-generating entity in one location to itself in another for a fee. “This is a benefit to those businesses, who generate their own electricity, because it means that if that company has excess generating capacity in one location, wheeling allows it to use that excess in another of its locations,” he said. The Minister noted that the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has indicated that the rate will vary between US$50 to US$175 per megawatt-kilometre per month, and that the final rate will be determined after public consultation. By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Free Web Security Tools to Guard Your Business Browser

first_img Using online security measures can be confusing and costly. But there is one easy step you can take right now: Make your browser as secure as possible.”Web security is a two-component affair: the websites and applications, and the browser you use to access the web,” says Justin Clarke, director at Gotham Digital Science, a New York City-based business security firm.Use the latest versions for all browsers and keep plug-ins and third-party apps up-to-date. Here are three free tools that will help your business browser earn the Fort Knox stamp of approval:Qualys BrowserCheck Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Qualys makes a full line of automated security tools aimed mostly at hard-core web security pros, but it also offers an easy-to-use browser security tool called BrowserCheck. Click the “scan” button on the BrowserCheck page, and get a report of recommended fixes, plus links to the relevant software.Firefox Plugin Check For keeping plug-ins secure, Firefox offers one heck of a management tool. Visit the plug-in check site, run the scan and get a detailed report of your add-on browser software. And, if one of your favorite plug-ins is no longer supported, get rid of it. This story appears in the November 2011 issue of . Subscribe » How Success Happens 2 min read Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible.center_img November 21, 2011 Listen Now Browserscope Browserscope is the most powerful browser analysis tool we tested. It runs a deep scan of your browser’s vulnerabilities and compares the results to all the scans from users who have used the tool.last_img read more

West Coast main line to be closed for 16 days over summer

first_img Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –  Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –  For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailRailway passengers are being advised to expect disruption as the West Coast main line closes for 16 days over the summer. Network Rail plan to carry out engineering work at the busy Acton Grange junction near Warrington between Saturday July 20 and Sunday August 4. The work is part of the £27m Great North Rail Project scheme and will be track, cabling, overhead lines and signalling upgraded during the closure. The section of line, between Crewe and Preston, is used by more than 260 trains a day. Martin Frobisher, managing director for Network Rail’s London North Western route, said: “The West Coast main line is Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway. It is the economic backbone of Britain. Read MoreMotorway cops use HGV to spot drivers on phones or not wearing seatbelts   “With more than 260 trains using this junction every day, it is vital to keep it in good condition. We need to replace it and upgrade it to ensure a reliable railway for passengers for many years to come. “To deliver work of this scale and magnitude, we must close the junction for 16 days this summer. The alternative would be many weekends of disruption to passengers and much higher cost. “We have worked closely with our train and freight operator colleagues to minimise the disruption and to keep as many trains moving as possible. I would urge passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel at  www.nationalrail.co.uk .” Read MoreMotorcyclist and pedestrian airlifted to hospital after collision on busy road   Train operators and Network Rail say they plan to keep passengers moving while the work takes place – with some passengers expected to have to change trains or use buses for sections of their journeys while the track is shut. Passengers are also being advised to allow more time Robert Nisbet, regional director for the Rail Delivery Group, which represents the railway, said:   “This vital engineering work is part of the rail industry’s plan to improve punctuality and make journeys better while keeping disruption to a minimum as much as we can. “We encourage people who are planning to take the train during these weeks to check before they travel by visiting  www.nationalrail.co.uk  or speaking to their train operator.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivecenter_img Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing womanlast_img read more

Albers School Entrepreneurship Center Recognized by AACSB

first_imgAlbers School Entrepreneurship Center Recognized by AACSB Last Updated May 22, 2017 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo RelatedThe Best Seattle Entrepreneurship MBA ProgramsMBAs who have or are seeking careers centered upon entrepreneurship have countless options. Those who are looking for just the right place to live, learn and work might do well to remember that Seattle entrepreneurship MBA programs are some of the country’s most innovative. Starbucks, Amazon, and yes, that other great…February 8, 2017In “Featured Home”Laurier’s Lazaridis School Entrepreneurial Education HonoredFor its commitment to creating and incubating business innovation and fostering entrepreneurship, AACSB International—the world’s largest global education network—recognized Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics. They were one of only 35 business schools from around the globe to receive this distinction for helping the next generation of…June 19, 2017In “Featured Region”Entrepreneurship at the Booth School and in ChicagoWhile Silicon Valley has always been considered the entrepreneurship capital of the United States, it’s no longer the only option. Startups are popping up in every city, and that’s especially true for Chicago. Chicago is an often-overlooked Midwestern city. It may be one of the largest cities in the country,…June 1, 2016In “Admissions Tips” “Entrepreneurship isn’t a buzzword anymore—it’s an instinctual drive that blends visionary, creative thinking with a little bit of bravery,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. “For today’s world, graduates need to be agile thinkers, and business schools are putting the mechanisms into place that challenge students to anticipate the unknown through integrated, real-time learning.”The Albers Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center links students with the business community through action-oriented instruction, applied learning and hands-on experiences. Business leaders, community supporters, and alumni service as advisors and mentors for students helping to connect them with internships, networking, business plan competition, guest lectures and more. regions: Seattle Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the heart of many business schools. However, for 35 global business schools, their commitment to creating and incubating cutting-edge business innovations and fostering entrepreneurship in the next generation of business leaders stands above the rest. In the inaugural AACSB Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge, the Albers Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics was recognized as one of the best in the world.The Challenge highlighted AACSB accredited schools that deliver innovative and creative best practices through a range of entrepreneurship programs and centers. To participate, schools were invited to submit an example of how they are committed to student learning while offering opportunities for students to acquire the necessary skills to be successful in business.The selection process involved a panel of corporate leaders from venture capital, consulting and accounting. The panel reviewed a total of 120 nominations across 34 countries, to narrow down their list of the top 20 entrepreneurship centers and the top 15 entrepreneurship programs. In the end, the judges noticed three themes emerging: Entrepreneurship is cross-disciplinary: Using unique strategies, many business schools connected students in a variety of disciplines from arts to music, STEM, medicine and more to create a diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem.Society benefits from an entrepreneurial approach: Entrepreneurship isn’t just about financial gain; many pressing social issues can be addressed through innovation and creativity.Entrepreneurship and experiential learning go together: Hands-on immersion through consulting projects, collaboration with business owners, and more are vital to the entrepreneurial experience.last_img read more