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Hot, Humid Weather Expected This Week

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.JAMESTOWN — Heat and humidity will continue to build well into the upcoming week, with very limited chances for rain. For Sunday afternoon, warm and sunny conditions are likely with highs near 90. Dew points will remain relatively low.Tonight, mainly clear skies with lows dropping back in the lower-60’s. Much of the upcoming week will be hot, humid, and mainly dry. Temperatures will range from the upper-80’s to lower to mid-90’s for much of the week. The humidity levels will be on the rise as well, making it for a very uncomfortable week.Rain chances will be very limited as we may begin to enter into drought territory. A cold front moves in by next weekend, which may increase rain chances for much needed rain along with a bit less heat.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Eastman wins R&R Int’l cycle road race

first_img… chalks up back-to-back victories within three daysTEAM Coco’s Hamzah Eastman yesterday won the annual R&R International Cycle Road race to chalk up back-to-back victories withing three days,after winning the Courts Guyana Limited sponsored 30-mile road race in Berbice on Thursday last.He won in one hour, 31 minutes 36 seconds,ahead of his teammate Jamal John, Team Evolution’s Michael Anthony, Continental Wheelers’ Geron Williams, Shaquele Agard and Alonzo Ambrose. In the process, Eastman also won three of the six prime prizes that were up for grabs, while John won the other three.On Thursday, Eastman won the Flying Ace Cycle Club organized 30-mile race in one hour 01.50 seconds in an event that brought out most of the country’s top riders.In yesterday’s event, Eastman had to battle to stave off a strong challenge from six other top riders which included the other top five finishers.After being sent on their way from outside the Ocean View International Hotel, there was an eight-man group that made a break at Plaisance;a group that comprised Anthony, John, Silvio Inniss who fell on the way up at Happy Acres, Shaquel Agard and Andrew Hicks.The eight riders stayed together,inter-changing the lead,however,at Beterverwagting, Williams, Hicks and Ambrose broke from the peloton and joined John and Anthony at Mahaica new road and after turning back, Eastman and Andrew Hicks went out and was only caught by the main chasing pack at Lusignan.From there the pack of seven raced to the finish line, but it was Eastman who prevailed to take the top prize.In other placements from yesterday’s race, Curtis Dey of Berbice won the junior category ahead of Jason Cameron and Adeleli Hidge respectively, while Junior Niles won the veterans’ category ahead of paul Cho-Wee-Nam and Stephen Fernandes respectively.The mountain bike category was won by Oziah McAulley. Second was Michael Holder.The presentation of prizes to the respective winners was done by the race’s sponsor Jacob Rambarran, a former cyclist.The event was organised by Hassan Mohamed.last_img read more

KCCA FC ready for Morocco’s FUS Rabat at Omondi stadium

first_imgKCCA FC lost the first leg 3-0 to FUS Rabat away in Morocco but have not lost a game at their StarTimes stadium in continental engagements this season.Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club(KCCA FC)  manager Mutebi insists his side has the ability to go for all three points against FUS Rabat.“Of course it will not be a walk in the park for us. They (FUS Rabat) are a good team, they have the experience on the continent, so you cannot underrate them. But like we have played all season, we shall go out to dominate proceedings and most importantly get the three points,” Mutebi said.READ FULL STORY HERE Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO; Manager Mike Mutebi giving instructions to Ivan Ntege before the latter was introduced in the CAF Confederation tie against Club Africain at Lugogo. PHOTO KCCA MEDIASunday, July 2KCCA FC vs FUS Rabat 4pm*The game is free of charge for students in uniform*Tickets at Shell Nakawa, Shell Lugogo and Shell CapitalKampala, Uganda| KCCA FC MEDIA |  Midfielder Saddam Ibrahim Juma who signed for KCCA FC in May and defender Peter Magambo have been cleared by Confederation of African Football (CAF) to feature in continental football ahead of today’s clash with Morocco’s  FUS Rabat.Crafty midfielder Jackson Nunda who has been sidelined for the entire season with a knee injury has been part of training this week ahead of the game on Sunday, and could provide crucial back up to Manager Mike Mutebi’s side as they seek to secure crucial points in the 2017 Total CAF Confederation Cup.last_img read more

Goodbye, Lincroft Inn

first_imgLINCROFT – Demolition on the the landmark Lincroft Inn started at 9:45 a.m. this morning, May 16, paving the way for its replacement, The Lincroft Tavern.Read the full story in this week’s issue of the Two River Times on newsstands Friday. Video by reporter Jay Cook.last_img

How to compile your CV and nail the job interview

first_imgTaking time to work on your curriculum vitae is worthwhile to get the job interview you want. Recruiters say there are a few simple steps to getting it right.It’s a good idea to convert your CV into a PDF document before sending it to a potential employer. (Image: Nick Youngson, via Blue Diamond Gallery, CC BY-SA 3.0)Priya PitamberFirst-time job seekers and experienced professionals alike need a stand-out curriculum vitae (CV) document to be given a chance to interview for a job.Recruiters agree there are a few simple rules to follow when creating or updating a CV.We chat to a couple of them. Vanessa Raath is general manager at It’s About People, a recruitment agency that focuses on the IT sector. Candice Clark is the founder of the Candice Clark Collective, a career-coaching practice.Raath has been in the industry for a decade, and is a host on the regular Monday afternoon Twitter chat #JobAdviceSA. Clarke hosts #CareerGirlCollab, a free online community.Here are their do’s and don’ts for putting together a great CV.Do:Do convert your CV to PDF before sending it off. “This way,” says Raath, “you know that no one can make changes to your CV and that your format will not change when viewed on the recipient’s computer.”Do check details such as spelling, grammar and formatting. Clarke recommends: “Ask a friend or industry professional to read over it and double-check it for you.” Errors can put recruiters and future employers off within five seconds of looking at your CV, Raath warns.Do highlight your career achievements. “Show how you have been an ambitious, high-performer,” says Clark.Do keep it short: two pages or a maximum of three. “CVs that are too long are also not ideal,” says Clark. “Ensure your CV is succinct and punchy.”Do make it unique and appropriate for specific industries. Clark says, for example, a creative professional should take the time to craft a well-designed CV.Finally, do remember to update your profile on the social network, LinkedIn. It is just as important as a high-quality CV, Clark says.Don’tDon’t omit details about leaving previous jobs. “People need to know why they have left previous roles and ‘left for a better opportunity’ is not a good enough reason,” says Raath.Don’t mix up employment dates. Raath says job-seekers should make it clear whether their roles were permanent or contract positions, or the CV could look very jumpy.Don’t send out a generic CV for every application. Rather take the time to tailor your CV honestly so it is appropriate for your application. “Include an introductory profile where you position yourself, your experience, your career goals and your qualifications clearly for the role you would like to attain,” says Clark. But, she says, this introduction should also be short and punchy.Maybe:Add a photo of yourself.Raath says this is entirely up to an individual. “I personally do not think it is necessary as any hiring agency or prospective employer will just conduct a Google search to find a photo of you if they want to.”Clark says while a photo can add a nice personal touch, it must be of professional quality. “Use it on your front page, and think carefully about where to place it so that it flows nicely with the document, and doesn’t look randomly stuck on.” She recommends an ID photo size.I have an interview. Now what?Raath describes job interviews as a necessary evil for anyone who is ambitious and is eager to build an amazing career.Both Raath and Clark agree that preparation is the key to successful interviews. Research the company and learn more about the role.Raath says ask for a job description to help you think of pertinent questions.Clark advises applicants to visualise a successful interview. “Ensure you have had a good night’s sleep prior, and arrive early with enough time to practice some deep breathing before your interview.“Ask for a glass of water at the start of the interview. This will allow you to pause and take a sip of water when you need more time to think of an answer.”Overall, honesty is important. “Represent your experience, qualification and achievements honestly. You want a company and role that is right for you,” says Clark.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Bolick likens cohesive San Beda to Spurs

first_img“After that game, we adjusted in our practice, went back to basics and re-learned our schemes,” he said. “When our shooters make their shots, we can drive to the rack. But we really played good defense, limiting (EAC) to just 51 points. That’s really how we are: we play as a team.”As much as coach Boyet Fernandez agrees with Bolick with his assessment, all the mentor is hoping for is San Beda to play consistent in its next games against Letran and Lyceum.READ: San Beda racks up 14th straight win, eliminates EAC “This is the first time probably that we led 37 points at the end of the game. This will be a good start, but again, I will just preach consistency. We just have to be consistent in our execution as well as our defense. We cannot win against LPU if we will not execute and we will not play defense. Our barometer is our game against Letran and we’re looking forward to LPU.”Bolick is optimistic that the Red Lions can finish the eliminations on a strong note.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThings may have been shaky for San Beda for the better part of NCAA Season 93, but when it’s playing to its potential, it’s a sight to behold.So much so that even Robert Bolick likened the Red Lions to another well-oiled team elsewhere.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Get to know San Beda’s Robert Bolick in 7 questions MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img Inquirer Varsity Seven: San Beda’s Robert Bolick PLAY LIST 01:18Inquirer Varsity Seven: San Beda’s Robert Bolick02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “I also hope we can continue this because this is the last stretch of the season and I hope we can still improve what we need to improve on and we become consistent,” he said. “We’re like the Spurs,” he  said of his team’s exemplary flow on offense. “We really played good today.”Bolick could only gush about San Beda’s 26 assists in its 88-51 victory, their 14th straight, over Emilio Aguinaldo on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: WATCH: Get to know San Beda’s Robert Bolick in 7 questionsBut before that breathtaking performance, the Red Lions had to survive an atrocious showing against Perpetual three days back, which they used as a motivation heading into the homestretch of the eliminations. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

Framework Facilitating Oversight of Financial Sector Strengthened

first_img The signatories include BOJ Governor, Brian Wynter, who chairs the FRC; Divisional Director for the Ministry’s Financial Regulations Division, Aisha Wright, who represented Acting Financial Secretary, Darlene Morrison; Financial Services Commission (FSC) Executive Director, Everton McFarlane; and Jamaica Deposit Insurance Company (JDIC) Chief Executive Officer, Antoinette McKain. The framework facilitating oversight of Jamaica’s financial sector by the Financial Regulatory Committee (FRC), will be further strengthened through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that has been established.Finance and the Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, has endorsed the MOU, which was signed by representatives of member agencies comprising the FRC, at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), downtown Kingston, on Wednesday (March 14).The signatories include BOJ Governor, Brian Wynter, who chairs the FRC; Divisional Director for the Ministry’s Financial Regulations Division, Aisha Wright, who represented Acting Financial Secretary, Darlene Morrison; Financial Services Commission (FSC) Executive Director, Everton McFarlane; and Jamaica Deposit Insurance Company (JDIC) Chief Executive Officer, Antoinette McKain.The MOU’s provisions include facilitating each member’s effective performance of their statutory duties; minimising opportunities for regulatory arbitrage (purchasing securities in one market and simultaneously selling them in another at higher prices, thereby profiting from the temporary difference in prices); adequately preparing for intervention and other regulatory actions; and reducing the regulatory burden and duplication of requirements for regulated entities.In addition, the FRC’s members will share status reports containing system data, trend analyses and any major risk in their respective areas of operation. These include reports on the overall condition of regulated institutions.The FRC will also develop and recommend policy changes, particularly related to issues having far-reaching implications, with members sharing information on areas of significant regulatory concern.Additionally, members will advise each other of intended policy changes that could affect regulated institutions in other sectors.Mr. Shaw expressed satisfaction with the MOU’s tenets. “The FRC will uphold existing policies and develop new procedures and strategies to facilitate the accomplishment of their individual and joint regulatory goals,” he said.He underscored the importance of the FRC’s work against the background of a financial landscape, which he said is now “leaner and more agile”.This, the Minister noted, in the wake of the number of divestments, mergers and acquisitions that have taken place “with some players existing as financial holding companies that participate in every aspect of the sector”.Mr. Shaw said stand-alone enterprises, like securities dealers and credit unions, have advanced their operations and introduced innovative tools, products and services that can support wealth creation and fuel growth.He contended that this type of organisational arrangement requires special regulatory attention and an all-encompassing framework capable of addressing the complexities that could potentially arise.Noting Jamaica’s past economic and financial crises, which led to the Government’s formation of the Financial Regulatory Policy Council, now the FRC, in 2000, Mr. Shaw said he remains committed to being “proactive and decisive” in his oversight of the sector to ensure its resilience against future domestic and global shocks.He said that Jamaica’s robust financial sector should, instead, be able to take advantage of opportunities that could surface in those situations.“I am satisfied that the Financial Regulatory Committee will uphold existing policies and develop new procedures and strategies to facilitate the accomplishment of their individual and joint regulatory goals.In his remarks, Mr. Wynter said the MOU represents a renewal of the entities’ partnership that was established in 2000, consequent on the tabling of a Ministry Paper in Parliament resulting in the establishment of the Financial Regulatory Policy Council.The Governor further indicated that the Bank of Jamaica Act was amended in 2014 to enshrine the Council in law as a statutory committee, to reflect the Government’s commitment to bolster the ability of financial sector regulators and policymakers to oversee and more effectively manage the “ever-changing and increasingly more sophisticated and dynamic financial landscape”.Mr. Wynter said a key task being pursued by the FRC is preparation of the framework for a special resolution regime for financial institutions that will enhance Jamaica’s capacity to take “orderly and timely” action, in order to minimise the impact of a failing or failed regulated institution on the system as also the public. The framework facilitating oversight of Jamaica’s financial sector by the Financial Regulatory Committee (FRC), will be further strengthened through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that has been established. Story Highlights In addition, the FRC’s members will share status reports containing system data, trend analyses and any major risk in their respective areas of operation. These include reports on the overall condition of regulated institutions.last_img read more

Badla a directors film Amitabh Bachchan

first_imgMumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his film “Badla” is well written, edited and photographed. He called it a director’s film. “My film ‘Badla’ on Netflix now. Rs 140cr + world wide gross, I am told. But truly a directors film — well written, well photographed and well edited. Well done Sujoy Ghosh,” Amitabh tweeted on Sunday. “Badla”, shot largely in Glasgow, Scotland, is a mystery thriller which also features Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh, Tony Luke, Manav Kaul and Tanveer Ghani. The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Azure Entertainment. It is an official adaptation of the 2017 Spanish film “The Invisible Guest”. “Badla” follows an interaction between a lawyer and a businesswoman regarding a murder. Currently, Amitabh is busy shooting for the quiz-based talent show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.last_img read more

More complaints surface of Winnipeg police starlight tours AMC

first_imgAPTN National NewsA 20 year-old man who alleges  he was taken on a starlight tour by Winnipeg police says he is too afraid to file a formal police complaint.Evan Maud says he was pushed into an unmarked police car and taken to the outskirts of the city where he was dropped off and threatened he would be Tasered if he didn’t run.The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is now working with Maud and his family to file a complaint. Grand Chief Ron Evans says the organization has also received similar complaints from other people who say they have been taken on starlight tours.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has more.EDITOR’S NOTE: Evan Maud’s allegations have been proven false and he has publicly apologized to the Winnipeg police service.last_img

Toronto stock index crawls higher as shares in Bombardier soar after Airbus

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index eked out a minor gain Tuesday, as shares of Bombardier Inc. soared following its CSeries deal with Airbus.Shares in Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) were the most heavily traded stock on the Toronto Stock Exchange as they gained nearly 16 per cent or 37 cents at $2.73 at the end of the trading session. The company announced a deal late Monday that will see Airbus obtain a majority stake in the CSeries aircraft.“I think that’s come at good time because we’ve had a lot more concerns about NAFTA in general for Canada, a lot of focus on not only Bombardier but other companies in terms of manufacturing and the outlook going forward,” said Andrew Pyle, a senior wealth adviser at Scotia Wealth Management. “So I think today’s news was positive and we saw that reflected in the stock.”Meanwhile, the S&P/TSX composite index itself advanced a mere 14.20 points to 15,816.90.“The story today is less what’s going on with the TSX on the surface,” said Pyle, pointing to other Canadian developments, including the announcement by the country’s banking regulator Tuesday that it’s going ahead with a new stress test for home buyers who don’t need mortgage insurance.The move, which is expected to reduce the maximum amount buyers will be able to borrow to buy a home, had a negative impact on shares of alternative lenders, he said.But far bigger drops were experienced by several licensed marijuana producers after the Toronto Stock Exchange said late Monday that firms with business activities that violate U.S. federal law regarding cannabis could undergo a delisting review.Aphria Inc.’s stock (TSX:APH) was down $1.06, or 13.38 per cent, to $6.86, while shares of Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED), Canada’s biggest licensed marijuana producer, fell 61 cents, or 4.65 per cent, to $12.52.South of the border, there was also little movement on Wall Street.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 40.48 points to 22,997.44 and the S&P 500 index was up 1.72 points to 2,559.36, both record highs. The Nasdaq composite index was down 0.35 of a point to 6,623.66.“I think markets are basically in a holding mode right now,” said Pyle. “This is pretty common for a market that has moved up pretty strongly over such a short period of time.“If you look back at this time last year when we were going into the U.S. election with the Dow trading close to 18,000 and now getting to that 23,000 level that we hit today, you are going to get markets or investors taking a bit of a step back.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 79.69 cents US, down 0.12 of a cent.In commodity news, the December crude contract was down three cents to US$52.11 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up two cents at US$2.96 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down $16.80 to US$1,286.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was down four cents to US$3.20 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

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