With the increasing crime rate in the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, a Guyanese national was on Saturday morning stabbed to death at his Chaguanas home.Dead: Meshack “Joel” MentoreDead is Meshack Mentore, also called “Joel”, 29, formerly of Lot 216 Stephen Street, B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, and of Henderson Street, Chaguanas, Trinidad.Trinidadian Police suspect that Mentore was killed during a dispute with his lover. A Police report stated that at about 11:15h, his roommate found him in the living room of their apartment, unresponsive and bleeding from multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest.The roommate said he last saw Mentore alive at about 04:00h when he was going to the bathroom. Mentore, a restaurant host, was pronounced dead at the crime scene and his body was removed for an autopsy on Monday at the Forensic Sciences Centre in St James, Trinidad.Valarie Mentore, mother of the dead man told Guyana Times that she received the news about her son’s death at about 14:00h. “All the person told me was that Joel was stabbed to death… they did not say what might have trigger the murder, but the Police have arrested the roommate,” the mother stated.The woman stated that she last spoke with her son on Friday after he called for her to go and collect some money he had sent. She explained that her birthday was on Valentine’s Day and one of her daughters will be celebrating her birthday soon and as such, her son sent some money for both of them.The woman further stated that her son left Guyana several years ago, but he would often visit. “I don’t know much about his lifestyle in Trinidad, but all he told me was that he has a roommate… I don’t know if he was seeing anyone or anything,” she added.The woman stated that the news of his death is definitely a shock and it is one she will have to live with for the rest of her life.She, however, finds solace in God and leaves everything in his hands, the woman told Guyana Times.Mentore recalled that one of her sons drowned two years ago – days before his 19th birthday and that has left a hole her heart. A relative, who resides in Barbados, is expected to travel to Trinidad to make arrangements for the body to be brought to Guyana.The now dead man leaves to mourn his parents and four siblings.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi 1 Manchester City are one of only two sides in the world who could buy Barcelona genius Lionel Messi, according to the Catalan club’s sporting director.Ariedo Braida says he cannot see the Argentina international ever leaving the Nou Camp but, if he does, it will be for Manchester or Paris.“I think it’s almost impossible for him to leave Barcelona,” Braida said.“But with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City having so much money that could happen. Sometimes these strange things happen.“He is a phenomenon, an extraterrestrial comparable to Maradona and Pele.”
SHOPPERS are out in their thousands this evening – bringing traffic tailbacks in Letterkenny, Ballybofey and Donegal Town.After a miserable Christmas hit by the weather, it seems that everyone with any money left is out and about today spending it.In Ballybofey, McElhinneys Department store saw a brace of bargain hunters. But it was in Letterkenny where most people seemed to be shopping.There were queues into and out of the car parks around the town, particularly around Main Street and the Retail Park.And those weren’t the only queues – shoppers queued at the fitting rooms in fashion stores like Tempest where people were taking advantage of half price bargains.The sales boost could not have come at a better time for local businesses. BREAKING NEWS: MASSIVE TRAFFIC DISRUPTION AS SALES GIVE BOOST TO RETAILERS was last modified: December 28th, 2010 by gregShare 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)
Johnson Sing was always in demand – or at least his asparagus was. Sing, an ethnic Chinese person born in Los Angeles, grew the finest asparagus in Los Angeles County on his El Monte farm in the 1920s, according to an article in a 1926 edition of the Los Angeles Times. Sing was a member of a small community of Chinese residents who lived in the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier area at the turn of the century. Before the 1965 Immigration Act allowed increased immigration to the United States – and long before Monterey Park and surrounding cities in the late 1970s became a destination for ethnic Chinese from all over Asia – a small group of Chinese Americans for over a century carved out a life in the area. Starting during the Gold Rush in the late 1840s, Chinese Americans washed laundry, harvested crops, packed oranges, smashed grapes and dug water trenches, all to survive in what was then the rough-and-tumble Old West, according to historical accounts from the time. “When I looked into it, I was shocked to see how deep our roots are,” said Susie Ling, a history professor at Pasadena City College, who is Chinese American. “It just gives me incredible feelings of heritage and legacy.” According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the San Gabriel Valley has one of the largest Chinese-American communities in the country. But go back 140 years and just 16 ethnic Chinese were documented living in the county, according to records at the Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles. The number steadily increased to about 3,200 in 1900, according to the museum. Most Chinese in the West were recruited in the 1860s to build the western portion of the transcontinental railroad, said Pauline Wong, interim executive director of the museum. “They were sojourners,” Wong said. “The plan was that they would work for a few years and then go home. But many chose to stay.” After the railroad was built, many Chinese began opening laundries after discovering that most of the white men in the area did not like doing their own. Local museum officials can verify Chinese laundries existed in Whittier, Pasadena and La Verne. While the Chinese were earning a reputation as dependable workers, the federal government was making laws discriminating against them. The Geary Act of 1892 extended an 1882 immigration ban against the Chinese and required them to carry a certificate of residence, without which they could be deported or imprisoned, according to the Chinese American Museum. In 1893, Chinese in Whittier failed to register under the act and were arrested, according records from the Whittier Museum and the Chinese American Museum. Laws to exclude Chinese from immigrating lasted until 1943. Because of the anti-immigration laws, many men were never able to bring over their wives and families, Ling said. “I looked through the records,” Ling said. “You don’t see any women.” After studying the area’s history, Ling concluded that Chinese Americans have just as much right to California’s history as any other ethnicity. “I just don’t think we Chinese know about our heritage in the area,” she said. “If Asian Americans knew how deep this history was, we would feel even more American, if that’s possible.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
It may still be more than two weeks away but Croke Park bosses are already predicting the All Ireland football semi-final clash between Donegal and Dublin could be their first sell-out of 2011.Ticket-frenzy has hit Donegal with thousands of people having already secured their tickets through the GAA website gaa.ie.Thousands of others have booked their tickets through the clubs around the county and will collect them closer to the date of the big game on August 28th. Dublin fans are already booking their tickets in huge numbers and many feel the game could reach an 80,000 plus capacity sell-out.A GAA source revealed “Nobody needs to be reminded about 1992 and the rivalry that exists between Dublin and Donegal.“Both are huge GAA counties and we’re in for one cracking game.“The Dubs have upped their game with their hammering of Tyrone but Donegal will not be afraid of anyone because they have nothing to lose. “We are expecting a huge amount of supporters from both counties but we are bound to get a lot of neutral GAA supporters looking for tickets for what will be every bit as intense as the final itself,” he said.Ticket prices are €40 for adults and €5 for children under 16.For any brave Donegal supporters, tickets for Hill 16 can be obtained for a reasonable €25.For that you do not get a seat but you are guaranteed a lot of stick from the Dublin supporters!Ends TICKET FRENZY HITS DONEGAL AS GAA PREDICT FIRST CROKER SELL-OUT OF 2011 was last modified: August 10th, 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:Croke Parkdonegaldublinsell-outtickets
The X-ray unit at Donegal Community Hospital is in full service again.The unit was out of use due to breakages and was out of service earlier requiring upgrading and repair.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher said he lobbied the HSE and successfully secured a commitment from them to fund the repairs to the unit in order to get the unit up and running again. He said “I am glad to report that as of today the X ray unit is fully operational and available to the public, the provision of an X ray unit in Donegal Town and for the surrounding area is essential as it avoids people and patients having to travel further to avail of x ray services.“The original X-ray unit was purchased through voluntary contributions from the general public of the Donegal Hospital catchment area.”He added wished to compliment the HSE for honouring their commitment to fund the X-ray unit and their commitment to maintain it into the future.Donegal Community Hospital X-ray unit working again was last modified: November 9th, 2016 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)
15 July 2008State telecommunications company Telkom has announced its willingness to work with the Department of Trade and Industry’s incentive programme by significantly dropping the costs of bandwidth for the business process outsourcing and offshoring (BPO&O) industry in South Africa.BPO involves relocating business processes that a company usually performs in-house to a third-party service provider, such as a customer care or call centre, to carry out on behalf of the company. Outsourcing becomes offshoring when the third-party service provider is located overseas.“We do not expect to make any profit from the BPO sector,” Telkom group executive for strategy Steven Hayward said at a national BPO&O conference in Durban last week. “We are prepared to do this for the department’s incentive programme and the BPO industry.”In 2004, Hayward said, two megabits of bandwidth cost R250 000 a month, which was “absolutely exorbitant”. This had gone down to R200 000 a month in 2005, R135 000 a month in 2006 and R105 000 in 2007.“This year the price for the same amount of bandwidth will be R88 000,” Hayward said.He also announced that Telkom was now offering its multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) technology – which has voice carrying capabilities and is far less expensive than its equivalents – to the local industry at R50 000.US market ‘under-exploited’Craig Reines, managing director of US-based BPO giant TeleTech, which recently set up a facility in Cape Town, told the conference that South Africa should be at the top of the list when it comes to business process outsourcing and offshoring.India, he noted, had a BPO industry that has grown by over 500 000 jobs since 2004, but unlike South Africa had suffered two major terrorist attacks and four significant natural disasters in that time.Over the same period, another of South Africa’s competitors, the Philippines, had had six terrorist bombings, 50 media assassinations, three attempted coups and seven super typhoons, as well as earthquakes registering above 7.5 on the Richter Scale.Reines asked why South Africa was under-exploiting the BPO opportunities that existed in North America, despite its being the United States’ 10th largest trading partner.Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa echoed Reines, telling conference delegates that while the Euro-zone would remain a strategic BPO market for South Africa – “as we get to deal with their service needs in real time” – the United States would be targeted for its potential.The minister explained that as Americans were getting ready to go to bed, South Africans were getting ready to go to work, “and we could therefore deal with their service requirements overnight, allowing the problem to be dealt with by the time they arrived back at work the next morning.”Industry poised to grow globallyMpahlwa said the BPO&O industry was expected to have a global value of around US$50-billion in 2008 and to grow by 50% per annum over the next three to four years, creating an additional 3-million direct jobs worldwide.“However, it is also anticipated that there will be some unmet demand, as existing centres will not be able to maintain or grow their supply for a number of reasons,” including talent and infrastructure “bottlenecks” in traditional BPO centres such as the Philippines.At the same time, the global increase in prices had forced many companies to cut costs, particularly in the United States, creating an added incentive for businesses to shift certain functions, such as after-sales service and data processing – overseas.“What this means is that a window of opportunity exists for us to further develop the sector in our country, and to do so as rapidly as possible,” the minister said.Support programme“Certainly the evidence exists that rapid development is possible,” he added, noting that R658-million in investment value had been attracted, and more than 25 000 direct and indirect jobs had been created, since the launch of the government’s BPO&O support programme in 2007.This programme includes a BPO&O investment incentive comprising an investment grant of between R37 000 and R60 000 per seat, and a Training and Skills Support Grant – to help cover the costs of company-specific training – of up to R12 000 per agent.Mpahlwa said the department would be looking to raise these incentives further still.Andrew Briggs, sales group executive at Dimension Data, said that while the government had shown commitment to making South Africa’s BPO industry more attractive, the cost and ease of doing business in the country remained a concern.Source: BuaNews
The iPad is clearly one of those universal technologies that will be as useful in the home as in the office. Much like the iPhone, people will want it for work simply because it will be useful for getting work completed. Like any Apple product, it’s easy to use. It’s lightweight. And it’s mobile. Plus, this baby is as sleek as it gets.We expect to see a similar trajectory for the iPad in the enterprise as the iPhone has had in recent months.Apple reported its earnings earlier this week. The company reported that iPhone usage doubled since last summer after the introduction of the 3GS. The iPad with 3GS service will be available in 90 days. Our bet is that by next fall we will be reporting similar news about the iPad as we have about the iPhone.Similar to the iPhone, the iPad serves as a communication device. It’s clearly positioned as a consumer device for reading newspapers, watching movies and all sorts of various entertainments. But it is also well suited for the enterprise. According to Forrester Research, the iPad will be particularly well suited to the high-end mobile office worker. These people will pay for the tablet themselves. They will primarily use it for messaging and collaboration and to access email, calendars and productivity applications.Forrester analyst Ted Schadler says the iPad has a number of implications for the market .Google will have to respond now that Apple has extended its platform for applications. And the competition will only intensify for collaboration and productivity applications. According to Schrader:“The importance of great document tools just increased. Apple’s support of iWorks on the iPad gives execs what they need to present on the road and leave the laptop at home. Microsoft should build best-in-class iPad software in the Office formats. (Or watch execs move key material to the iWorks formats.) Adobe should take responsibility for a great PDF reader. And these readers must also be great presentation tools.”We know what the critics will say. Corporate governance will preclude the use of the iPad in the enterprise. It will have to meet corporate IT requirements for laptops. This may be true, but like the iPhone, people will buy and use it, regardless of the corporate policy.Still, there are a number of requirements that would make it ideal for the enterprise, including the ability to wipe data remotely and hardware encryption.But in the end, the iPad is a sleek device that people will want for work as much as for at home. Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news#NYT#Products alex williams
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