After leaving school early, Noel Khan tried his hands at many things, but nothing was permanent and there was no passion, drive, or satisfaction from what he was doing.After he was out of a job for almost two years, his sister saw the frustration in his eyes. The frustrations that come with unemployment started to get him down and he became depressed.His sister, who has a media background, decided it was time for him to create his own opportunities and chart a different course. So, she encouraged him to learn videography and photography; fortunately, he found much happiness from capturing and preserving the precious moments of others and so he decided to make it his profession which has given him much independence and an unlimited amount of creative freedom.Noel, who hails from Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice, has seen how many young men his age and younger have caved in to the pressure to live a dishonest life and vowed to never take that path. He has instead created his own destiny as a young and humble photographer.Now he is the owner of a small business that caters for any event that would need a videographer or photographer and through his profession, he has been able to find fulfilment and happiness.When he first started, he would sometimes borrow the camera of Andy Henry, another photographer who he describes as his mentor.After about a month, he started purchasing his own equipment and with help of his family he is on the rise in the Ancient County. He also works as a cameraman/videographer for News-in-Depth/Royston Drakes Production in Berbice and is loving the field of news which has helped him to meet countless people from all walks of life.“The thing that I love about photography is that you get to travel and meet new and awesome people and if it wasn’t for this, I’m not sure what I would be doing because I love what I do … photography has given me a lot of independence,” Khan explained.He is also now in charge of photography at News-in-Depth, which has its office in Rose Hall Town, and he is able to conduct in-studio shoots as well. Khan is looking to expand his business and continues to learn and evolve in his field of work.His advice to youths is to stay focused and true to themselves and understand that hard times don’t last and better is on the horizon, once they are willing to work hard and make the sacrifices necessary to get to their goal.Now Khan and one of his older brothers, Samuel, have teamed and are working to make a major impact in their field in not just Berbice but Guyana in general, as well as expand their operations.You can follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube @capturedmomentsgy or call 696-3750/337-4422 to book him for any event.
Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images MACAU—The Philippine national boxing team is stepping up its preparations ahead of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games that would be held in Manila.Ed Picson, the secretary-general of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap), is in his final negotiations with the Great Britain Boxing Association that would see the Philippines train at England Institute of Sport.ADVERTISEMENT Painters locals pick up slack with foul-plagued Wright on bench Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ National boxers from the two countries would be in the same training camp and Picson is just hashing out the required immigration papers for the team to travel to Sheffield in England.“The British team is excited to have our team with them in the camp,” said Picson. “We’re just sorting out Visa issues.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4There’s also a sense of familiarity between the two countries since middleweight Eumir Marcial competed for the British Lionhearts in the World Series of Boxing and light heavyweight John Marvin is part of the British Army.The camp in Sheffield would also be part of the Philippine team’s preparation for the coming Olympic qualifiers. Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Don't miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna ‘People evacuated on their own’ LATEST STORIES This development immediately followed Marcial’s silver medal finish in the Aiba World Boxing Championships that culminated Saturday in Ekaterinburg, Russia.“Eumir showed a lot of determination and skill, and to be the number two in the world is a major achievement,” said Abap president Ricky Vargas.“We’ll support him and our other worthy boxers in getting more intensive training on the road to the SEA Games and the Olympic qualifiers next year,” added Vargas.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments
In a swift response KRU chairman, Mwangi Muthee, rubbished the report maintaining it was the wrong way to deal with the threat of drug abuse in the country by sportspersons.The Union boss further held the Probe Committee that was appointed in November following the directive by World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) for Kenya to investigate the rise in positive drug tests in athletics failed to execute its mandate.“They failed to assist sports associations with facts from doctors and scientific laboratory operators and instead willingly or unwittingly caused their comments to be published in a very casual manner in the media,” Muthee charged.He dismissed claims by Wekesa that rugby players were not being tested by pointing out the national sevens team that is currently in London for example was subjected to continuous testing at the annual HSBC World Sevens Series that has nine events. “Like all top class rugby players, or general sportsmen in the world — and Prof Wekesa knows this — our squads use approved food supplements and not drugs.“Voluntarily, the KRU handed for testing to Prof Wekesa’s committee samples of the food supplements used by the squads. “What we should be receiving back is the transparent reports on the findings of identified authentic doctors and testing laboratories, to say specifically what banned substances were found in the food supplements,” Muthee said.“The supplements are manufactured by a South African company of world repute – Evox Advanced Nutrition – and if found illegal, with all the evidence, Prof Wekesa’s committee should be assisting the KRU to seek answers from the manufacturers.“We would also expect the onus to be on Prof Wekesa’s committee to point a finger to the suppliers doing illegal business in the country and for Government to close down and punish them. KRU does not condone illegal drug use and will not defend anyone doing so,” the rugby boss added in his riposte to the findings.“KRU officials were co-operative and agreed to stop it. They even handed over the supplements and we plan to destroy the same,” Wekesa said of rugby in his report.“Now, that is sensationally untrue and quite outrageous and it is incredible to think that the Committee actually said this. It is simply erroneous.“The KRU has its Medical Advisors and it is only they who can rebut the purported accusations of rugby using banned substances. “To get to the bottom of the matter, there must be honest back and forth communication between Prof Wekesa’s committee and sports associations backed with medical and scientific findings from bona fide practitioners,” Muthee maintained.In pointing out other sporting giants did not rush to blacklist their exponents before exhaustive probes, Muthee called on the anti-doping effort to desist from blanket statements that could harm the sport.“We would like it to be the same in our country. Causing blanket suspicion should not be the way to conduct business by any authority entrusted with a genuine fight against banned substances,” he added.Wekesa’s report stated rugby and football were the disciplines where banned substance use was common while absolving that led to the Wada directive with 17 positive tests in 12 months from culpability.Wario promised to act on the findings.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, May 9- Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has termed the report presented by the Government Probe Committee on doping as baseless for claiming substance abuse was rampart in their sport.The findings presented by the Prof. Moni Wekesa led committee to Cabinet Secretary in charge of sports, Dr. Hassan Wario; alleged supplements with banned substances were widely used by rugby players in the country.
Kevin de Bruyne added City’s third in the closing stages as Manuel Pellegrini’s side moved into the fourth round draw and maintained their bid to win a quadruple of the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.The last time the two sides met in the FA Cup was back in 1981, when Norwich lost 6-0 at Maine Road, and there were times when it looked like Pellegrini’s men could hand their hosts a similar thrashing.Both sides made seven changes to their starting line-ups and left their current first-choice goalkeepers on the bench. But those proved minor details, as Aguero led City to only a second away win in their last eight attempts.As for Norwich, there were only occasional signs of Alex Neil’s in-form Premier League outfit that had won three of their last four games and been unbeaten in five at Carrow Road, conceding just twice.Instead, this was Norwich’s fourth third round exit in the last six seasons and they could have few complaints.Neil had little to cheer about in the FA Cup during his modest career as a player in English football, and his first game as a manager in the competition offered little better.Norwich made the brighter start but the visitors always looked the greater threat.Iheanacho forced John Ruddy into the game’s first meaningful save following a sloppy error from Sebastien Bassong and they did not have to wait much longer for their 16th minute breakthrough.– Moment of magic –It was Aguero who picked up the ball 25 yards from goal following Raheem Sterling’s back-heel, and the Argentine striker burst past Graham Dorrans and Bassong, jinked away from Russell Martin and slotted past Ruddy with ease.It was a moment of magic that said everything about Aguero’s importance to City.The striker had already forced another save from Ruddy with a low volley, before making City’s second thanks to Norwich’s generous defending.Centre-back Ryan Bennett handed Aguero far too much room from a long ball on 31 minutes, and the forward coasted to the edge of the box before teeing up Iheanacho, who slotted past Ruddy.Those goals appeared to kill the game as a contest, as well as nullifying Norwich’s five-man defensive line –- a system that had gone close to earning a point at Eastlands in the Premier League earlier in the season.Norwich chased the game sporadically after the break and did manage to have the ball in the net through Cameron Jerome after Jonny Howson’s good work, only for the offside flag to end their celebrations.Only a superb Bennett tackle on the edge of the six-yard box denied Iheanacho his second goal of the afternoon.Pellegrini even had the luxury of withdrawing Aguero 20 minutes from the end, with the inspirational Argentine’s departure drawing applause from visiting and home fans alike.There was still time for substitute de Bruyne to skip through on goal and slot home between Ruddy’s legs from a tight angle to provide the polish to a dominant display.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s striker Sergio Aguero (R) scores his team’s first goal during the FA Cup third-round football match between Norwich City and Manchester City at Carrow Road in Norwich, England on January 9, 2016NORWICH, January 9 – Sergio Aguero kept Manchester City firmly in the hunt for silverware on four fronts with a sparkling strike in their 3-0 victory over Norwich in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.Aguero waltzed through the Canaries’ defence to open the scoring at Carrow Road and then set up City’s second for Kelechi Iheanacho.
1 Manchester City’s eagerly anticipated clash with Chelsea will soon be underway at the Etihad Stadium and the two teams have been confirmed.The visitors, under Antonio Conte, make one change to their starting line up as Cesc Fabregas comes into the side to replace Nemanja Matic.Meanwhile, the hosts, managed by Pep Guardiola have Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane all starting, with Yaya Toure dropping to the bench.See the full line ups below:Manchester City: Bravo; Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Gundogan; Navas, Sane; De Bruyne, Silva, Aguero.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard. Chelsea players celebrate
To celebrate Donegal Daily’s amazing year and launch of our new sister site, www.donegalwoman.ie, we’re bringing you 12 unbelievable giveaways.Every second day from now until December 24th, we will be offering an unbelievably good prize.Our third prize is from the wonderful Silver Tassie Hotel & SpaAnd the winner is…Eithne Mc Gee from Dungloe You’ve won a delightful One Night of Heaven for two, which includes dinner, B&B overnight stay and spa treatment.This package gives you the chance to unwind with a relaxing break and enjoy the following:An Overnight Stay in one of the Silver Tassie’s “Wild Atlantic Way” themed bedroomsA €70 voucher redeemable in the beautiful Seascape Spa3 Course table d’hote dinner in the Silver Tassie restaurantComplimentary Pass to the local “Aura Swimming Pool” in LetterkennyChoose a DVD from the complimentary DVD LibraryFull Irish Breakfast the following morningThis luxurious overnight package is available to book for €199 per couple.Be sure to check us out this evening on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we will keep you up to date on all the goodies on offer!REVEALED: The winner of DAY THREE of our 12 Days of Giveaways prize is… was last modified: December 7th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology held its annual event for telecom related startups this week and several interesting companies gave presentations. Masaru IKEDA covered the event for the popular English language blog Asiajin and two of the companies caught our eye in particular.Japan has long been a place where telephony and communications innovation can be found. Much of it is culturally specific but we think the work of companies Peace Mind Corp. and Brand Dialog could translate in interesting ways around the world.Peace Mind Corp. offers an interesting service suitable for tough economic times. It’s an online mental health service that includes tracking of factors that can contribute to depression in workers. Using official guidelines from the Japanese government, Peace Mind monitors “accumulated fatigue” in employees with increased responsibilities and shorter deadlines. Connecting employees with clinical psychotherapists is part of the service as well.While we can imagine some workers, particularly in cultures that prioritize independence, feeling unduly supervised by this kind of software – we can also imagine accounting software for less tangible assets like employee health being a positive development. We don’t know precisely how Peace Mind Corp works, but we can imagine getting an RSS feed analyzing the likely stress levels, based on things like blog posts, nasty comments and Twitter messages for example, of our team members here at ReadWriteWeb! That could be pretty cool.Brand Dialog was the second presenting company that caught our interest. Its product Gridy is a corporate groupware suite offered for free and run off of the unused computing power of all its customers. It’s like the SETI@Home of collaboration services.At a time when other organizations are leveraging voluntary distributed computing for tasks like attacking governments they don’t like (Hamas v.s Israel in particular) – it’s nice to see new applications of this model for positive purposes. We think there’s a whole lot of unexplored potential in this type of shared processing power, even if the most high profile consumer service trying it in recent times, the video site Joost, recently backed away from the idea.Readers interested in English language tech news from Asia should check out the OpenWeb.Asia blog aggregator and Asiajin in particular. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo... Tags:#enterprise Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of...
While white is the color of Christmas, today I’ve been thinking about how ECM is being associated more and more with the color green, as in “environmentally friendly” green. On the AIIM.org website, AIIM has created a sort of portal page dedicated to the discussion of “Green ECM“.In what ways can ECM be “environment friendly”. Primarily, the use of digital documents can help reduce the costs related to paper consumption and the costs of shipping paper documents. The Green ECM AIIM site includes an ECM green calculator spreadsheet created by Oracle that can estimate ECM savings. The spreadsheet shows savings in terms of dollars, but also tries to estimate the number of “trees saved” and “barrels of oil saved”.One estimate has it that if the United States could cut the amount of paper generated in the office place by 10 percent (estimated at about 540,000 tons of paper in 2007), that greenhouse gases would be 1.6 million tons less, which is the equivalent of taking 280,000 cars off of the highways.AIIM summarizes the top six reasons to “go green” with ECM as the following:Save Money on Paper and ShippingIncrease the Effectiveness of Core ProcessesIntegration of Field OperationsReduce Real Estate CostsImprove Employee ProductivityReduce Off-site Storage Costs
Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities The Ipswich City Council, located in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, recently announced plans to move forward with a “smart city” agenda.Global consulting firm Accenture has been selected to manage this transformation and help implement plans. Blueprints will be developed to improve community engagement, examine city operations and grow digital technology.See Also: Smart cities require smart constructionCouncilor Paul Pisasale, mayor of Ipswich, stated that the initiative is an effort to create more jobs, establish a flourishing economy, utilize data to anticipate and help prevent problems and digitize city services to improve the overall functioning of the city as a whole.“We are a city which leads by example, embracing the positive impact of technology and digital trends for the benefit of our local businesses and community,” Pisasale said. “We really believe digital cities are better enabled by digital governments who are not afraid to adopt a more human-centered approach in order to better serve their citizens.”Ipswich leading the way in AustraliaAccenture was chosen for this project based on their vast global ‘Smart City’ experience, expert knowledge in the industry and analytical skills. Having worked with clients in over 120 countries, Accenture offers a vast array of services and solutions. The company focus for this current project will be to identify and develop new strategies to both maintain and improve the city, making it a safer, more connected and productive city to live in.Accenture’s Health & Public Service Leader for Australia and New Zealand, Catherine Garner, explained, “Rather than proposing a product driven, technology-centric solution, we have embedded our consulting and strategic approach around the vision and needs of the Ipswich community. Innovation is at the heart of a strong economy. When done well, it keeps a city competitive, cutting edge, creates jobs and maintains a high standard of living.”Australia is currently pushing to upgrade cities across the continent to employ the latest smart technologies.Ipswich is one of Australia’s most rapidly growing regions and it has developed a reputation for being a progressive and motivated city. This new ‘Smart City’ project may set the standard for other cities to follow suit. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In... Amanda Razani Related Posts How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi... How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic ... Tags:#Accenture#Australia#Internet of Things#IoT#Ipswich#smart city
A Philadelphia ordinance creates a healthy beverages tax credit available against the business income and receipts tax. Beginning in 2017, a “qualifying merchant” that provides healthy beverages for sale in its store will be eligible for a credit equal to the amount the “merchant cost” that year exceeds the “merchant cost” for the immediately preceding tax year, up to a maximum of $2,000. Unused tax credits can be carried forward.“Merchant cost” is the amount paid by the qualifying merchant to purchase healthy beverages for sale in the merchant’s store. A “healthy beverage” is a non-alcoholic beverage that does not list as an ingredient any form of caloric sugar-based sweetener, including, but not limited to, sucrose, glucose or high fructose corn syrup; or any form of artificial sugar substitute, including stevia, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium (Ace-K), saccharin, and advantame.Philadelphia Bill No. 160552, Philadelphia City Council, effective June 20, 2016