GTT, Bistro honour Women in STEM Fields

first_imgGTT, in collaboration with the Bistro Restaurant and in recognition of International Women’s Day, on Thursday hosted a special luncheon for several women who have taken an active role in the development and promotion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Guyana.Justin Nedd addressing the honorees at the luncheon including First Lady Sandra Granger and Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes at the evening on ThursdayFirst Lady Sandra Granger and of Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes were among the women who were all drawn from the private sector, Government, University of Guyana and CARICOM, and are all integrally involved in an area which traditionally was male -dominated.GTT’s Chief Executive Office Justin Nedd, speaking at the luncheon, highlighted that GTT has taken a leading role in the development of STEM in Guyana. He said women’s “work and roles align perfectly with the Innov8 initiatives of the company.“Our commitment of G$18 million to STEM and internet for all primary schools is demonstrative of this support,” he remarked.Nedd pointed out that the women being honoured stand as great examples of the possibilities and opportunities for girls/women to play key roles in the STEM arena.In response, the honourees expressed their appreciation for the company’s recognition of their roles in STEM.last_img read more

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Rangers confirm signing of Samba

first_imgQPR have completed the club-record signing of Chris Samba from Anzhi Makhachkala.The former Blackburn defender, 28, has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the option of a further year and moves for a fee in the region of £12m.Rangers missed out when he joined Anzhi from Blackburn last year but Samba was unhappy in Russia, and the Loftus Road regime had long been planning a move to capture him in this transfer window.He made his name at Blackburn under Mark Hughes, who was confident of eventually bringing him back to England.Faurlin has moved to Italy.Rangers retained their interest following Hughes’ sacking as manager, while current boss Harry Redknapp is an admirer of the 28-year-old and discussed signing him while in charge at Tottenham.Meanwhile Palermo have completed the signing of QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin.He has joined the Italian club on loan for the rest of the season ahead of a possible permanent move there in the summer, when his future will be assessed.A popular member of Rangers’ promotion-winning side of 2011, Faurlin was recently told he was not in Redknapp’s plans.Redknapp is waiting to discover who his former club Tottenham are willing to make available ahead of tonight’s transfer deadline.Potential deals for a number of Spurs’ fringe players have been discussed in recent weeks.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Raiders’ valiant comeback falls short in 40-33 loss to Chiefs

first_imgYet after rookie Marcell Atman’s first … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.)OAKLAND — Late into the fourth quarter, the biggest upset of this NFL season remained a possibility.Kareem Hunt or not, the Chiefs far outmatch the Raiders on paper. Even with a leaky pass defense that allowed more yards in the air than any other team entering Week 13, the Chiefs’ offense seemed far too powerful for the Raiders to even contend with.last_img

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Mercury’s Magnetic Field: Another Attempt to Save Theory from Data

first_img Planetary magnetic fields are astounding in their diversity.  Mercury has a small global field (but should not); Venus, our twin, has essentially none; the gas giants all have fields but those of Uranus and Neptune are extremely tilted and off center, while Saturn’s is almost perfectly aligned with its pole axis.  According to theory, this cannot be.  Earth, fortuitously, has a perfect field to shield its inhabitants from cosmic rays and solar flares, but its strength is dropping rapidly.     In this “golden age of planetary discovery,” we should soon be gathering more data to explain these mysterious phenomena.  If trends continue, however, each solution will breed new problems.  At this point, it does seem quite incredible that tiny Mercury should retain any global field at all, if it were really 4.5 billion years old.  Note the surprise in Lincoln’s writing over this mystery: “against expectations…would have…should have…a rethink was needed.”(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Nature Feb. 121 restates a puzzle about Mercury known since the Mariner 10 encounters (1974-5): …why, against expectations, does Mercury have a global magnetic field? The planet’s diminutive size means that it should have cooled quickly after it formed.  Any molten core would have become solid, or almost completely so.  A magnetic-field-generating dynamo in an outer core (as is the case for Earth) should have long since seized up.  But the news from Mariner 10 meant a rethink was needed, and since then attempts to account for the magnetic field have centred on how the core might have remained largely molten. Tim Lincoln mentions a new theory by Aharonson et al. published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2004) that maybe the original field was frozen into an uneven crust.  We may not be able to tell until the MESSENGER spacecraft, launching this May, sends back its first data in 2007.last_img read more

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Type 1 and Type 2 Business Problems

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now I had to deal with a few tough business situations over the last few weeks and months. This comes with the territory when you are in business. It’s also an upper limit on your success in business, your willingness and ability to deal with bigger challenges increasing the upper limit on your success, and an unwillingness or inability providing a sort of cap.My strategy is, was, and always will be to deal with the biggest, foulest, and most difficult challenge before I do anything else. There are a couple of reasons I find this valuable. First, it feels like offense. It feels like you are taking initiative and capturing the momentum. Second, it provides a sense of control. Even if you can’t control the outcome, you are controlling what you do and when you do it. You are off your back foot and onto your front foot.Having taken action and having done something prevents you from having to carry the issue around with you for the rest of the day, and it allows you to shift your focus to opportunities instead of problems or challenges.There is more to this than what I have written here. As a businessperson, you have two kinds of challenges.The first set of challenges are issues that are going to be resolved over the short term. They are problems that need your attention, but at some point, they will cease to be, either being resolved in your favor or resolved in a way that isn’t great for you but also isn’t an existential threat. These problems get your attention because they are stressful and come with a bit of conflict. We’ll call these Type 1 problems and challenges.The second set of challenges you face are different. They are not short-term problems, but larger, systematic problems. These problems and challenges aren’t going to be resolved very quickly, and the conflict around these challenges tend to be internal, things like your strategy for acquiring clients, a shift in the competitive landscape, the impact of changes in the economy, increased client expectations, and the creation of profitable growth. Let’s call these Type 2 problems and challenges. They are more important over the long run than your Type 1 problems, but they lack the sense of urgency.The reason to take action on your Type 1 problems before you do anything else, is because once you have done what you can do in that day, you can shift your focus to the Type 2 problems, knowing that the Type 1 problem will eventually be resolved. The more difficult, more persistent, and more challenging Type 2 problem is what deserves your real focus.You have an angry client. You need to do something about that, even though it isn’t going to be pleasant. Dispatch that Type 1 problem by making that call first. Then move on to the Type 2 problem of acquiring enough opportunities to build a pipeline that ensures your success.last_img read more

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Manny Pacquiao relishes underdog tag vs undefeated Keith Thurman

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Beautiful. That’s what I like,” Pacquiao said in a story on the Manila Bulletin.READ: Manny Pacquiao arrives in New York for Keith Thurman fight press tourFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe underdog tag also serves as additional motivation for the 40-year-old Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), who is 10 years older than Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs).“It’s going to make me even more determined to win,” he said. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The last time Pacquiao was the underdog was against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015 when he lost by unanimous decision.The other time in the last 12 years was when he obliterated Oscar De La Hoya, who was forced to quit on his stool at the end of the eighth round, in 2008. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ FILE – Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao poses for photos during a press conference shortly after arriving at the international airport in Manila on January 24, 2019, days after defeating US boxer Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP)MANILA, Philippines—Oddsmakers have undefeated American Keith Thurman as the favorite over Manny Pacquiao ahead of their welterweight world title fight on July 21 (Manila time) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division champion, though, wouldn’t want it any differently.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Magic Johnson blasts Lakers GM Rob Pelinka after shock exitlast_img read more

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