Demerara Distillers Limited and Subsidiaries, in collaboration with the Guyana Business Coalition on Health Awareness (GBCHA) recently held a health fair at DDL’s Diamond Complex under the theme “Non-communicable disease screening: let’s talk”.The purpose of the health fair was to speak with employees, about non-communicable diseases, and to offer an understanding of how these diseases can be prevented and treated. At the health fair, employees who needed help from medical professionals were referred as appropriate.During the day’s activities which commenced at 09:30h and concluded at 15:30h, more than two hundred (200) employees were tested in the areas of: cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI).There were also three classroom presentations on Coping Mechanisms for stress and related issues and Food and Nutrition thus promoting healthy eating habits and lifestyles.The Company’s Human Resources Director, Moneeta Singh-Bird, expressed appreciation to the GBCHA, Compassionate VCT services, the Ministry of Health’s Food Policy Division and the Mental Health Department for their contribution toward the success of the health fair.She said that the company will continue to have such programmes conducted, in the future.
0Shares0000Oscar Ayodi in action in a previous World Series tournament.PHOTO/IRBNAIROBI, March 6 – The national sevens team collected ten points at Las Vegas 7s after going down 14-19 to Japan in the Plate semi-finals as the fifth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series concluded Sunday night at Sam Boyd Stadium, USA.The result meant Kenya stagnated eighth on 52 points, hence failing to make an improvement from their Sydney 7s performance where they amassed 12 points after reaching the Plate finals. The Benjamin Ayimba side were relegated to the Plate competition following their 14-26 loss to hosts USA in the Main Cup quarter-finals, and now they will be going back to the drawing board to rectify their mistakes ahead of the sixth round this weekend in Vancouver, Canada.Against Japan, Shujaa were held 7-7 at the interval after throwing away Willy Ambaka’s lead for the Japanese to level through Kazuhiro Goya, who found an instant reponse by running in from halfway to score.Kenya suffered a blow when Dennis Ombachi was sent to the sin bin for a deliberate knock down to see Ayimba finish with six men in the first period.Kenya were a pale shadow of the side that walloped New Zealand 22-0, managing to score one try on the restart where Japan took the lead when Yoshitaka Tokunaga offloaded to set up Ryuta Yusui for his maiden score.Veteran Humphrey Kyange, as he has done so often in the past, picked a scoring pass to restore parity as Biko Adema’s conversion was decisive to give his side a two point lead.Japan showed another great moment as Shohei Toyoshima produced a superb finish after good work in the build-up from Lomano Lemeki and Lote Tuqiri to win it for the Asian champions.However, it was a brilliant outing for Kenya’s record try scorer Collins Injera, who grounded four tries in Las Vegas to take his overall series tally to 218, two short of Ben Gollings, who is second in the all-time list and12 behind record holder and World Rugby sevens columnist, Santiago Gomez Cora of Argentina.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
ATLANTA – The Home Depot Inc. is focusing all its efforts on improving its core retail segment now that the uncertainty of what to do with its wholesale distribution business is behind it. But the company signaled anew Tuesday that the rest of this year and part of 2008 will be challenging. The world’s largest home improvement store chain lowered its earnings expectations for fiscal 2007, citing further weakness in the housing market and the sale of its HD Supply unit. At the same time, the Atlanta-based company said it was launching a tender offer for 250 million shares of its common stock at a price range of $39 to $44 per share as part of a larger program to buy back up to $22.5 billion of its stock. Home Depot shares rose 2 cents to $40.25 at the close of trading. The company said it now expects total retail sales to be down 1 percent to 2 percent for the year and sales at stores open at least a year to be down in the mid-single digit range. “We look at the overall market and say there’s still correction that lies ahead of us,” Chief Executive Frank Blake, referring to the housing market, told investors hours after Home Depot gave the lowered guidance. “But again, we’re pretty far along in the correction process.” At the same time, Blake said Home Depot sees “continued headwinds through 2007 and probably some into 2008 as well.” The market aside, Blake said Home Depot still faces operational challenges. He noted Home Depot has been underperforming compared with others in its market. He said Home Depot is working to improve customer service, in part by giving employees financial incentives for doing good work. Home Depot’s revised fiscal 2007 earnings per share targets reflect 52 weeks and do not include the impact of the 53rd week. The company will have 53 weeks of operating results in its fiscal 2007 financial results. Home Depot projects that the 53rd week will add approximately 3 cents to its consolidated earnings per share guidance for fiscal 2007. The company said its updated earnings per share guidance does not include the gain on the sale of HD Supply. Meanwhile, the tender offer launched Tuesday is scheduled to expire on Aug. 16. Last month, the company announced a stock repurchase program in which its board had authorized the company to buy back up to $22.5 billion of Home Depot stock. The tender offer is part of that plan.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We want to do better, we want to go faster,” Chief Financial Officer Carol Tome said in an interview. “But we are making progress. I think the public, as they shop in our stores, will see that.” Home Depot said it now expects its earnings per share to decline by 15 percent to 18 percent for fiscal 2007. In May, the company had projected an earnings per share decline of 9 percent for the year. The earlier guidance included an estimated 18 cents of earnings per share contribution from the company’s HD Supply unit for the last six months of the fiscal year. Last month, Home Depot said it was selling the unit to a group of private equity firms for $10.3 billion. Home Depot said Tuesday it was updating its guidance to reflect the unit as a discontinued operation. Market factors are also hurting Home Depot, the company said in its announcement Tuesday.
A control programme has been ordered into foxes and crows across Donegal in a bid to ensure that one of Ireland’s most endangered birds survives.Birdwatch Ireland has confirmed that the Curlew population is now at crucially low levels and is in danger of extinction.A programme aimed at managing and developing Curlew numbers has now been launched. Part of that programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will be to manage crows and foxes which are threatening to wipe out Curlews – especially in Co Donegal which is one of the bird’s biggest habitats.Birdwatch Ireland is now seeking tenders to control foxes and crows in the area.All applicants must have the proper firearms license and their own transport.Both crows and foxes are causing huge damage to Curlew numbers as they are the chief culprits for egg thefts from nests. Anita Donaghy, senior conservation officer with of Birdwatch Ireland, based in Donegal, said it is estimated that there are only four breeding pairs left in the county.“The management of foxes and crows is one aspect to the programme aimed at helping to preserve the numbers of curlews.“The other problem with have is the planting of forests in upland bog where the Curlews nested.“A full survey into the preservation of Curlews and their numbers is underway which will hopefully help us save the bird,” he said.She appealed to anybody who sees the Curlew in the summer months to contact Birdwatch Ireland and to make a report of it. There are two different types of Curlew in Ireland – the native Curlew which stays all year ‘round and the Eurasian Curlew which only spends the winter here.Niall Hatch of BIrdwatch Ireland added the loss of the Curlew would be a huge blow for Ireland.“That haunting sound of the Curlew is one of Ireland’s most iconic summer sounds.“We will do everything we can to preserve that and ensure that the numbers of Curlews in Ireland are not only preserved but also increase,” he said. EndsFOXES AND CROWS TO BE CONTROLLED TO SAVE DONEGAL’S CURLEWS was last modified: June 21st, 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:Birdwatch IrelandCurlew
Watford are confident of tying up a £13m move for Roberto Pereyra before the end of the week.The attacking midfielder wants to quit Juventus after making just 13 league appearances last season.Southampton, West Ham and other clubs in England have been linked with Pereyra all summer but he now looks set to join Watford.The Hornets, according to Sky Italia, have agreed a fee of £13m for the 25-year-old and he is now flying to England to finalise a move.The Argentina international needs to discuss personal terms with Watford but his wage demands are not expected to be a problem.Instead the two parties just need to agree on the length of Pereyra’s contract, with the player reportedly hoping for a four-year deal. 1 Roberto Pereyra wants to quit Juve after making only 13 league appearances last season
1 Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Real Madrid were in for Paul Pogba in the summer.The Spanish giants were heavily linked with a move for the midfielder before he eventually sealed a record-breaking £89m switch to Manchester United.Real boss Zidane has spoken highly of his fellow Frenchman in the past, and he has now conceded that the club had attempted to rival United for Pogba’s signature.Speaking to Radio Montecarlo, Zidane said: “He could have come.“There were conversations to try and sign him but it didn’t go ahead.”
Haessly scores twice for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — Maddie Haessly scored with 18:40 remaining in the game to lead the Marshfield girls soccer team to a 3-2 win over Wausau East on Tuesday at East High School.Haessly’s game-winner came off an assist from Nina Hashimoto to break a 2-2 tie as the Tigers and Lumberjacks alternated goals throughout the contest.Hashimoto scored off an assist from Kendra Tremelling at the 8:12 mark before Emma Dehnel tied it for East (2-12-1, 0-8-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference) seven minutes later.Marshfield (4-10-1, 3-5 Wisconsin Valley Conference) regained the lead when Maureen Cassidy assisted on Haessly’s first goal with 5:45 to go before halftime.East tied the match again on a Sierra Delonay goal 11:32 into the second half before Haessly won it late for Marshfield.Wendy Rodriguez had one save, and Andrea Carolfi had five saves in goal for the Tigers.“Maddie plays with hustle and never gives up on a loose ball,” Marshfield coach Steve Lindner said. “She makes those around her better. Tonight we got goals from our two starting forwards and assists from three different players.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 3, Lumberjacks 2Marshfield 2 1 – 3Wausau East 1 1 – 2First half: 1. M, Nina Hashimoto (Kendra Tremelling), 8:12; 2. WE, Emma Dehnel, 15:13; 3. M, Maddie Haessly (Maureen Cassidy), 39:15.Second half: 4. WE, Sierra Delonay, 56:32; 5. M, Haessly (Hashimoto), 71:20.Total shots: Marshfield 16; Wausau East 11.Shots on goal: Marshfield 8; Wausau East 8.Corner kicks: Marshfield 6; Wausau East 1.Saves: M, Wendy Rodriguez 1, Andrea Carolfi 5; WE, Alexis Pickard 3.Records: Marshfield 4-10-1, 3-5 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wausau East 2-12-1, 0-8-1 WVC.
Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… curt hopkins Redmond, Washington’s Microvision, producers of miniaturized technologies, announced it has made its first big sale of its PicoP laser projection display engine. The unidentified customer “plans to embed the PicoP engine inside a high-end mobile media player for release in late 2010 and plans to announce its launch at that time.” It is worth noting that the company has made technology designed to be used by the iPod and iPhone. In early March, the company announced that their SHOWWX projector, powered by the engine, was available for sale to customers in the United States at $549.99. The pico projector uses laser light to produce high resolution, WVGA (848 X 480) images of up to 200 inches at a 5000:1 contrast ratio, which Microvision claims is five times higher than any of its competition. The projector can be attached to a computer or smart phone. It uses no focusing knobs or optics.The company hopes to see a broad spectrum of personal and professional technology devices using the engine and projector. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Apple#Multimedia#web
When Student of the Year and Hasee Toh Phasee star Sidharth Malhotra entered the media event to celebrate his second cover with Men’s Health magazine at the The Orchid Five-star Ecotel Hotel on Saturday afternoon, the air was charged with instant electricity.A superstar in the making had made an entry, but his casual demeanor left many confused.As Sidharth unveiled three covers – the first one being his Men’s Health cover from seven years ago – it was apparent that this was an actor whose biggest asset was his freshness that would eventually break the mould.Sidharth Malhotra celebrates his second cover with popular men’s magazine.”I was just an ordinary guy seven years ago trying to find my feet when I made it to the cover of Men’s Health in February 2007,” he said. He sportingly drew comparisons between the two covers. ” My abs are better now, aren’t they?” he asked.”The thing is, in 2007, I continued being a parantha- eating Delhi boy. But now, I’m zero per cent paranthas , if I have to be an actor, I need to look good.” Also unveiled was India’s first ” selfie cover” by Sidharth and photographer Prabhat Shetty.Sidharth Malhotra poses for the shutterbugs as he unveils the cover.”The selfie concept was not planned, I must admit,” said Shetty. ” Sid was just playing around with expressions when this shot happened.” Men’s Health Editorial Director Jamal Shaikh defended their decision to repeat Sidharth on the cover. ” Men’s Health India has never repeated anyone on its cover ever – not a Bollywood star, not a sportsperson, not a model! But Sid is an exception.Not only is he an MH discovery, he also exemplifies what the MH guy is about – fit, good looking, confident, with focus, perseverance, and now, super successful too!” While posing for pictures, Sidharth dodged questions on the girl he’s currently dating. He also talked about how he often takes ” funny selfies” to share with his friends. At one point, he playfully pinched his waist and asked, ” Girls like love, why don’t they like love handles?”advertisement
AdvertisementThis week, SmackDown LIVE kicked off with the return of SmackDown Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch. Without wasting much time, The Man went straight to the point and called out her former best friend, Charlotte Flair.The two superstars engaged in a war of words before General Manager Paige stepped in to calm things down and ultimately, rewarded Charlotte with a Women’s Championship opportunity at TLC.The Usos vs The BarThe Bar took the upper hand in the first half of the match before Jimmy Uso tossed Sheamus over the top rope and gave himself some breathing room to tag in Jey Uso.Jey was on a roll and came close to sealing the pinfall victory with the Superkick but Sheamus kicked out at two. The Bar managed to evade a series of strikes until the Usos took out Sheamus and launched a 2 on 1 attack on Cesaro to secure the win and a future SmackDown Tag Team Championship opportunity.Shinsuke Nakamura vs RusevShinsuke Nakamura attacked Rusev prior to the match and struck him on the back of his neck. The United States Champion then followed it up with a couple of Kinshasa strikes firstly, inside the squared circle and later, outside the ring.AJ Styles addresses Daniel BryanAJ Styles made his first appearance in two weeks after losing the WWE Championship to Daniel Bryan. The Phenomenal One called out the WWE Champion and said that they did not have to wait till TLC to face each other.However, to AJ’s disappointment, Bryan wasn’t in the building and later, remarked that his opponent’s newfound attitude was probably because Daniel was watching Monday Night RAW and he must have been getting his ideas from thereKofi Kingston vs The MizFollowing their backstage encounter, The Miz battled New Day’s Kofi Kingston. The A-lister took control but was unable to avoid the outside interference of Xavier Woods and Big E at ringside.Miz exposed the turnbuckle while the referee was checking on Kofi however, his plans were spoiled by Big E. He then tried to use a steel chair while the official was distracted by Big E but once again failed as Woods snatched it away and further allowed Kingston to land the Trouble in Paradise for the three count.Randy Orton attacks Rey MysterioRandy Orton stated that his actions last week wasn’t meant to disrespect the Lucha culture but instead, it was meant to embarrass Rey Mysterio. The Viper’s promo was cut short as Mysterio interrupted and made his way down to the ring in a neck brace.However, Rey’s bravery didn’t last long as Orton took advantage of his injured neck and tried to rip the mask off his head again. The former World Heavyweight Champion regrouped and attacked Randy with a series of strikes on his left leg.Mysterio was then able to deliver a couple of 619 to The Viper but his attempts of using the steel chair proved to be unsuccessful as Orton landed the Snake Eyes DDT and continued the vicious onslaught on his enemy. Jeff Hardy’s 20th anniversary celebrationThe entire SmackDown roster paid their tribute to Jeff Hardy which was further, capped off by a resounding ovation from the WWE Universe. The celebration was cut short by Samoa Joe, who had some very harsh things to say about Hardy and made references about his dark past.After listening to Joe’s words, the Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy was only in the mood for a fight. Samoa Joe momentarily obliged to his counterpart’s challenge but turned his back and exited the arena.Women’s Battle Royal – Winner joins SmackDown Women’s Title TLC MatchZelina Vega was the first to be eliminated by Lana until the Ravishing Russian was then sent over the top rope by The IIconics. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce’s teamwork didn’t withstand much longer as the duo was eliminated by Asuka.Naomi, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Asuka and Carmella were the final five competitors remaining until the latter was taken out by The Empress of Tomorrow. Deville avenged her partner’s elimination by sending out Naomi.Sonya and Asuka remained as the final two. Following a close bout on the apron, Asuka eliminated Deville to win the Battle Royal and made her entry into the SmackDown Women’s Championship match at TLC. Advertisement