CCR 3rd Seminar Consolidates Campaign for Gender Equality

first_imgThe final in a series of three workshops organized by South Africa-based Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) has ended in Accra, Ghana with a call for the participants to work for gender equality in their places of work.Twenty participants, including five Liberians, were invited to attend the three-day (July 6-8) workshop, at a local resort in Accra, Ghana which concluded with recommendations that they should practice at their various workplaces to encourage gender balance.The seminar also consolidated participants’ skills in gender analysis and sensitivity in peace-building as developed during the previous seminars held in Accra and in Monrovia, respectively.The Monrovia seminar was held in May 2014 and was attended by representatives from the Independent National Commission on human rights, LBS, Daily Observer, Ministry of National Defense and Peace Building Resource Center, among others.At the Accra seminar, participants reviewed, consolidated and concretized work and action plans for gender equality to be used and discussed in their various places of work.They also discussed hypothetical scenes and their corresponding suggestions that could be practiced at their places of work.They reviewed the essence of gender balance and made commitment to create advocate for gender balance in areas, including government ministries, human rights institutions, the judiciary, civil service, the media, religious institutions, and the mainstream non-governmental organizations.They also committed themselves to advocate for legislation to be used as an instrument in their respective countries to encourage gender balance.Participants for the workshop were drawn from institutions from Ghana and Liberia, including ministries of defense; national human rights institutions; non-governmental organizations working on peace and security issues; regional economic communities; the UN and media houses.The twenty beneficiaries participated in previous seminars held in Ghana and in Liberia.The workshop was part of a continent-wide project that the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), undertook to bring about the equal participation of women in institutions and organizations responsible for building peace, security, in both Ghana and Liberia, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1325 of 2000 on women, peace, and security.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Archery Guyana commemorates Olympic Day 2018

first_img– Other disciplines join the celebrationAhead of Sunday’s Olympic Day observance, World Archery Guyana’s (WAG) Nicholas Hing has said that all systems are in place for Region 4’s Indoor Target Archery Competition.World Archeries Guyana will be gearing up to host a one-day Indoor Target Competition in commemoration of Olympic DayThe one-day event, being held to commemorate Olympic Day, which was introduced in 1948, will be conducted under the strict safety rules which are a standard of the World Archery and its affiliated organisations.Archery Guyana, as an affiliate of World Archery (WA), aims to uphold at all times the standards and rules of this body. The birth of the Olympic Games occurred on June 23 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, had opined: “Every year, Olympic Day allows the whole world to unite behind the Olympic dream.” Guyana is no different.AG member Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon has noted that on June 23rd every year, millions of people across the world get active to celebrate Olympic Day. She added that in Guyana, Archery Guyana will continue to commemorate this day, as it has been doing since 2015; but this time AG will be expanding to the various regions.Archery made its Olympic debut at the Olympic Games from 1900 to 1920, becoming in 1904 one of the first Olympic sports to include women.Coaches from across Guyana shared some plans to commemorate Olympic Day this weekend in their communities.Coaches Ainsworth Pritchard, Trevor Jocintho and Carl Albert from Region 1, who recently introduced the sport to Hosororo Primary School, are very enthused with the feedback.Coach Jocintho indicated that a simple competition will be hosted in Region 1 using a recently built target board.Meanwhile, Coaches Shunette Thompson and Manley Polo Thomas from Region 9 are excitedly planning for this weekend; and in Region 8, Coach Gavin Gounga and Joseph Edwin will be doing a session on Saturday with the Mahdia Secondary School.Additionally, other sporting disciplines throughout Guyana that will be participating in the commemorative day are Badminton, Athletics, Weightlifting, Rugby, Volleyball, Cycling, Swimming, Taekwondo and Table Tennis.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL TD Dinny McGinley has today welcomed the announcement by Minister Phil Hogan that a grant scheme is being established to provide financial assistance to householders who need to upgrade their septic tanks or waste water treatment systems.“Septic tank inspections are due to get underway in the New Year, and this announcement that grants are to be made available for remedial works will provide extra reassurance to householders,” said Junior Minister McGinley.“Despite consistent scaremongering from Opposition and others about the cost of repairs, the reality is that the vast majority of septic tanks will pass inspections. But for the minority of those that do require remedial works, this grant will be of great assistance. “Grants of up to €4,000 will be made available to householders who need to upgrade their treatment systems.“This will go a considerable way to ensuring that the remedial works will not place undue financial pressure on the householders involved. Domestic tanks and other waste water systems should be registered by February 1st next; and it is important to add that only householders who register their systems will be eligible for a grant.“The majority of septic tanks are working well, but those that aren’t pose a threat to our drinking water supplies. Ensuring we have effective waste water treatment systems is essential for the environment and for our economy. Protecting groundwater is not only important for local communities; having a reliable water supply is crucial when trying to attract high value industries such as pharmaceuticals and ICT.“Minister Hogan gave a commitment last year to introduce a grant scheme for septic tank owners. Today’s announcement will be of particular benefit to lower income families. Households with an income of less than €50,000 will be able to apply for up to 80% of the cost of remedial works. “People living in rural areas fully understand the importance of protecting our water supplies. This new inspection regime will not only enhance our water supplies, it will have a positive effect on the tourism, recreation, agricultural and food-producing sectors, all of which rely on clean water.“If you have not yet registered your septic tank, you can go to More than 290,000 have already registered their systems, and I would encourage any householders in Donegal who have not done so, to register their tank without delay.”Inspections will be based on a national inspection plan currently being finalised by the Environmental Protection Agency.Owners of domestic waste-water treatments systems need to:· Know where their septic tank is located · Operate and maintain the system so it is fit for purpose and fully operational· Ensure the system does not pollute the environment by discharging/leaking waste anywhere it is not suppose to ie. Into the ground or any water source ;· Ensure that roof water or surface water run-off cannot enter a domestic waste water treatment system;· De-sludge the system at intervals appropriate to the tank capacity and the number of persons resident in the premises connected to it or as recommended by the system’s manufacturer. TD McGINLEY WELCOMES GRANT SCHEME FOR SEPTIC TANK UPGRADES was last modified: December 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Dinny McGinleyPhil HoganTD McGINLEY WELCOMES GRANT SCHEME FOR SEPTIC TANK UPGRADESlast_img read more


first_imgVIEWPOINT: Readers can submit articles for publication by emailing, or submit comments below.Dear Donegal Daily,I’ve thought long and hard about sending this in, but I feel I must speak out on behalf of workers in this county and across this country who are being fleeced simply because Fine Gael has failed to stand up to the Labour Party in government. I laughed at last month’s budget and how the newspapers reported how Fine Gael had apparently got what they wanted out of it.If they did, then they have let down people like me who voted for change and voted for the first time for Fine Gael.I work full-time. My wife works part-time. We know we are lucky to have work when so many do not.However despite this, we appear – on the face of it at least – to be much worse off than some families I know. I go out one night per week. I have just a couple of pints. But in my local bar I see neighbours on the dole who I know are out three or four nights every week, drinking my taxes. And they have a lot more than two pints each time.At Christmas, we struggled to get gifts for our children. We just couldn’t buy many of things they put on their list for Santa.Yet the children of some of my neighbours were running around with all the latest gadgets and toys. Paid for by my taxes.Apparently I am one of those in the squeezed middle, struggling to pay every bill and keep a roof over our heads.We did manage just before Christmas to get a Saorview box for the television. My on-the-dole neighbours have a full Sky package. They were able to watch the football over Christmas, paid for with my taxes. Something is just not right. Something is not adding up.We will have more taxes to pay in 2013. The property tax, water charges probably and septic tank fees.There is no end to the squeeze. We are, in fact, being slowly squashed.I know I cannot blame those who benefit from our generous benefits system. It’s not their fault – in most cases at least – that they are on the dole. If I was getting that sort of money every week, I’d have Sky TV too – and video games for the kids.It seems to me – and I’m open to other opinions – that if you try to work in this country, you get punished over and over again with new taxes.But if you do not work, and I know most people can’t work, you can do a great deal better.Hard-working families cannot take anymore.RegardsSeanDad of threeCounty DonegalVIEWPOINT: WITH THIS GOVERNMENT, I’D BE BETTER OFF ON THE DOLE was last modified: January 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:I’D BE BETTER OFF ON THE DOLEVIEWPOINT: WITH THIS GOVERNMENTlast_img read more


first_imgMicheal could need a lifejacket going for a pint of milk to the shops.Local election candidate Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbauig has always been one to paddle his own canoe.But going for a paddle in his own canoe to highlight the state of West Donegal’s roads goes above and beyond the call of duty.This road at Arland is in such a bad state of repair that ten families find it impassable most days because of the number of potholes. Micheal says Donegal County Council has classified the road as private and so it will be a long time before the road is addressed.He is now calling for a reintroduction of the Local Improvement Scheme which catered for non-pubic road repairs.“This road is in a terrible state and these potholes are just unacceptable.“People cannot just be ignored like this when the road is classified as private. People have a basic right to transport when they are paying road tax,” he said.  THE COUNCIL ‘CANOE’ LEAVE OUR ROADS IN THIS CONDITION! was last modified: February 1st, 2014 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:canoeDonegal County CouncilpotholesWest Donegallast_img read more

A’s announce new radio partnerships for upcoming season

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — The A’s have finally found a new radio home for the 2019 season.The A’s announced Friday morning that KTRB 860, the club’s radio home from 2009-10, will broadcast all of their games this upcoming season. That deal will expand to KHTK-AM 1140 up in the Sacramento area, making it the largest coverage map the A’s have ever had.In addition to games on traditional radio, the A’s also announced a partnership with TuneIn, a free live audio streaming service, to launch a 24/7 exclusive …last_img read more

Flynn elected to Ohio Farm Bureau board of trustees

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Adele Flynn of Wellington has been elected District 3 trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will represent members from Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties and help govern Ohio’s largest general farm and food organization.She was elected by delegates from District 3 in a special election to fill the term of longtime Farm Bureau leader Al DiVencenzo, who passed away unexpectedly in July. Flynn will serve the remaining two years of his term.Flynn and her husband, Eric, have a cow-calf operation, raising freezer beef, show calves and breeding stock. She is an account specialist with Farm Credit Mid-America. Eric also farms with Adele’s father and uncles. The Flynns are parents of three children.She will step down as president of the Lorain County Farm Bureau to serve on the state board. Flynn has been a county board member since 2010 and served as a state annual meeting delegate. She currently is on Ohio Farm Bureau’s policy development committee and previously served on the state code committee.Beyond her Farm Bureau involvement, Flynn serves on the Lorain County Ag Advisory Board and is a member of the Lorain County Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and American Chianina Association. She is a 4-H volunteer and is on the Lorain County Community College Wellington Center advisory committee. She has been honored by the American Red Cross Lorain County chapter.last_img read more

You might be a geocacher if…

first_imgActionPoint value * The max number of points you can earn for any cache log is 30 points by finding a D/T 5/5 geocache with 10 or more Favorite points.For example, if you log a Difficulty 5, Terrain 5 geocache with under 10 Favorite points you will earn 5 points for logging the find, and 5×2=10 for Difficulty, and 5×2=10 for Terrain, giving you a total of 25 points on your Friend League!What is the Friend League?The Friend League is a leaderboard that shows you and your friends’ geocaching activity. Earn points when you log a cache, attend an event, or complete other geocaching tasks. The number of points vary depending on the task at hand.The Friend League displays the total points you individually collect during the month. You can also see how many points your friends have earned. The Friend League will reset to zero on Monday, October 1 at noon UTC when a new souvenir challenge will begin.Can I join at anytime?Of course! Join anytime between September 3 through October 1 and earn 50 points individually on your Friend League and earn the Adrenaline Junkie souvenir.Where can I see my souvenirs?As soon as you collect a certain number of points, the associated souvenir will automatically be awarded to your profile. The souvenirs appear on your profile under the souvenir tab.Is the Friend League in the Geocaching® app?The Friend League is not in the Geocaching® app but can be viewed in your phone’s web browser.My Friend League points aren’t correct. Help!If you change a Note, DNF, or other log type to a Found it log, it will not be recognized on the Friend League.You may have found and logged a Lab Cache. At this time, the Friend League does not award points for finding Lab Caches.You logged on Monday, September 3 before noon UTC (convert to your local time here). We suggest that you wait to log until AFTER Monday noon UTC – which in some places like New Zealand is Tuesday at midnight – to log your geocaches. Otherwise the points will not count for the first week.You saved a Draft on a Monday, September 3 before noon UTC (convert to your local time here).If you have already posted your logs, select “View / Edit Log / Images”, then click the pen icon and “Submit Log Entry” on the website. Your logs should now be counted towards your total.What does UTC stand for?Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. It is the time standard (not a time zone) commonly used across the world. You can convert UTC to your local time here.Do I get points for attending a CITO, Mega or Giga-Event?Yes. Attending any event earns you five points.Still have a question?Having trouble logging your finds? Have a question about scoring? The best way to get answers quickly is to write to us using this form. Thanks and good luck!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedYou might be a Caching Connoisseur if…September 25, 2018In “News”You might be a Social Butterfly if…October 22, 2018In “News”You might be a Trackable Lover if…November 27, 2018In “News” Introducing a new four-month series called “You might be a geocacher if…” Each month from September through December, use the Friend League to individually earn points toward a new Geocacher Personality Souvenir. Are you an Adrenaline Junkie? A Caching Connoisseur? A Social Butterfly? A Trackable Lover? Collect them all to be the ultimate geocacher. Keep reading to learn September’s challenge below!In September, you might be an Adrenaline Junkie if…It’s all about the thrill of the hunt. You crave physical and mental challenges that include long days of geocaching with “gear, (some) fear, and fun!” Whether you’re climbing, diving, or rappelling, there’s nothing easy about getting to this GZ.  To earn the Adrenaline Junkie souvenir, earn 50 points individually on your Friend League beginning Monday, September 3 at noon UTC and ending at noon UTC Monday, October 1. During this time, earn double points for difficulty and terrain! The scoring*:Found a geocache with less than 10 Favorite points: 5Found a geocache with 10+ Favorite points: 10Difficulty rating: x2Terrain rating: x2Attended Event: 5Drop Trackable: 3For example, if you log a Difficulty 5, Terrain 5 geocache with under 10 Favorite points you will earn 5 points for logging the find, and 5×2=10 for Difficulty, and 5×2=10 for Terrain, giving you a total of 25 points on your Friend League!*The Friend League will not reflect this scoring until Monday, September 3 at noon UTC.FAQ:How do I play?Find different geocache types to individually collect 50 points on the Friend League between Monday, September 3 at noon UTC and Monday, October 1 at noon UTC and earn the Adrenaline Junkie souvenir.How can I earn points?If you log a cache, attend an event, or perform other geocaching actions, you collect points. Drop off trackable3 Log a Found it on any geocache5 Earn double points for the Difficulty and Terrain ratingsX2 Attend any event5 Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points10last_img read more

Updating Vermont’s Energy Code

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Vermont regulators who are rewriting the state’s building energy codes have adopted a revolutionary and progressive approach, providing new evidence that Vermonters are at the cutting edge of building code development and climate change action. This news is evidence that sometimes, small states can lead the way.A group of employees of the Vermont Department of Public Service, aided by consultants and volunteers, are completing work on a new version of the Residential Building Energy Standards (RBES), Vermont’s energy code for single-family homes and duplexes. Like most energy codes in the U.S., this Vermont code is based on the International Energy Conservation Code. That said, the proposed changes will make the Vermont version so different from the IECC that it’s almost a new code.At the Better Buildings by Design conference in Burlington, Vermont, on February 7, 2019, two energy code specialists (Richard Faesy and David Keefe) gave a presentation on the code revision process. “Vermont has a comprehensive energy plan requiring designing for net zero by 2030,” Faesy told the audience. “That’s one of the goalposts we are striving for, so we’re asking, ‘What will we have to do each step of the way to get there?’”Vermont is a rural state without any effective code enforcement mechanisms. The vast majority of Vermont towns have no building inspectors, and the vast majority of new homes are completed without being inspected.For the last decade or so, Vermont has had a voluntary system of code compliance that goes like this: builders who complete a new home are supposed to sign a declaration that the house meets code requirements, and are expected to file that declaration with the local town clerk. Some builders complete these declarations, but many don’t.“You are supposed to build it in compliance… last_img read more

The Top 5 Sales Skills of Modern Sellers, with Amy Franko – Episode #126

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:44 — 23.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSAmy Franko is an author, speaker, and expert in modern selling and sales skills. She’s put her most recent observations and lessons-learned as a sales consultant and trainer into print in her new book, “The Modern Seller.” In this conversation, Amy and I discuss the top 5 skills every modern seller needs to have in their arsenal as well as why sales professionals need to think like an entrepreneur these days – and why it’s not always glamorous. In Amy’s words, modern sales skills must be applied holistically – a concept that surprised me in both its simplicity and its impact. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss – listen now!Learn the top 5 #sales skills of modern #sellers from this conversation with @AmyFranko. Join @Iannarino #InTheArenaClick To TweetWhat has changed that requires that we make the delineation of “modern seller?”It should be no secret to sales professionals that prospects and clients have changed the way they want to interact with your business. These days they come to you with all the information they need about your service or product. That means we are no longer educating clients on our products, we’re in a position to serve as a consultant to help them discover how our product can be applied best to their situation. In Amy’s new book she takes a look into what she calls the “skills behind the skills” – the things that enable us to effectively handle the needs of the modern buyer. It’s only with these kinds of modern sales skills that we will be able to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. Listen to hear it explained as only Amy can explain it.Modern sales skills must be applied in a values-based wayWe all know what it feels like to be overwhelmed. The amount of correspondence and data I personally deal with on a daily basis is only one example of the type of things that contribute to those feelings. Amy points out that all of us have finite resources of time, energy, motivation, and discipline. As modern sellers, we must recognize that fact and identify where we want to spend those finite resources. It’s not your typical decision – it’s a values-based decision that we’ve got to learn how to make. If we can do it successfully, we’ve just learned the most important sales skill we could ever learn – and our effectiveness at serving customers and providing them with the value of an ongoing consultative relationship will only increase over time..@AmyFranko says that modern #sales skills must be applied in a values-based way. Learn what she means on this episode of #InTheArena with @IannarinoClick To TweetThe quality of your relationships will dictate the quality of your sales resultsThere’s simply no way we can have even elementary level relationships with the 1500 people we are connected with on LinkedIn. We’ve got to be selective, choosing to invest our time in the relationships that will serve our goals and our customers best. It’s knowing how to best use our social capital, which Amy likes to think of this way: Social capital is the collective value people create when they are in a strategic relationship. People who get this understand that the quality of their relationships determines the quality of their sales results. For that reason, they make intentional decisions about the relationships they build and the goals they set for themselves. Amy explains it so much better than this short paragraph can do, so be sure you listen.Sales ambassadors earn the right to be a trusted advisor to their customersOne of the concepts Amy introduces in her book – which is similar to my phrase “Combative Diplomat,” but much more elegant – is that modern sellers are ambassadors. The concept is simple and once you get it, it changes the way you view your role in your sales and prospecting process. An ambassador is a bridge – a person who brings things and people together. An ambassador is an owner – a person invested in their company and their results. An ambassador is a value creator – a person who works to serve others and enable their success. Listen to hear Amy’s insight into how the ambassador mindset can change the way you approach your next sales appointment for the better.#Sales ambassadors earn the right to be a trusted advisor to their customers. Learn how you can become one from @AmyFranko on this episode of #InTheArena with @IannarinoClick To TweetOutline of this great episode What it meant for Amy to become more entrepreneurial Salespeople need to learn what it means to be holistic Modern sales skills include managing relationships well The number of people you need to be focusing on is really pretty small What does an ambassador need to do as a modern sellerResources & Links mentioned in this episodeAmy’s websiteFollow Amy on TwitterConnect with Amy on LinkedInBOOK: “The Modern Seller: Sell More And Increase Your Impact In The New Sales Economy”BOOK: “Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition”SPONSOR: MailTag.IOThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: Tweets you can use to share this episodeLearn how the #sales environment has changed and why modern #sellers are needed. @AmyFranko explains, on this episode of #InTheArena with @iannarinoClick To TweetThe quality of your #relationships will dictate the quality of your #sales results. @AmyFranko says there’s no doubt about it. Hear her explanation on this episode of #InTheArena with @IannarinoClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below 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 Nowlast_img read more