…to get funding from National AssemblyAmidst calls for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to continue its preparations for the hosting of General and Regional Elections in spite of the ruling by the Court of Appeal, and as the country waits for the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to rule on the appeal, President David Granger said Government will ensure that the elections body is in a state of readiness to hold polls.The Head of State told reporters on Wednesday morning that regardless of what has taken place in the local courts and what is ongoing before the CCJ, the Administration will ensure that GECOM has the necessary resources needed to deliver free and fair elections.“We are going to ensure that whatever happens at any level of the judicial system, Guyana is urgently prepared… I’ve been very happy with the level of cooperation I’ve been getting from the (GECOM) Chairman and as far as possible, we are going to satisfy those needs (he requested). We are going to go back to Parliament and make requests to ensure that GECOM has everything it needs. We are committed to having clean elections, credible elections in this country and as I said, I will engage GECOM to ensure that the request made to me by the Chairman is satisfied,” he asserted.However, President Granger could not say when the next sitting of the National Assembly will be held.“We have to prepare that Bill (to get the money requested by GECOM) because when we were deemed by the Supreme Court that there was no Cabinet, we could not go to the National Assembly because only Cabinet could submit a Bill to the National Assembly. But now that the ruling of the Chief Justice has been set aside, Cabinet has sat and we have decided to go back. I cannot say when but at the earliest date possible…,” the Head of State indicated to reporters.Since the Court of Appeal’s ruling last Friday that the No-confidence Motion was invalidly passed on December 21, 2018, since it required an “absolute” majority of 34 votes, calls have been mounting from various stakeholder bodies for the elections body not to abandon plans to prepare for polls so that it is ready whenever elections are due.DelaysPrior to Friday’s ruling, GECOM had indicated that it cannot hold elections before the March and has voted to do house-to-house registration which will conclude in November. In fact, Chairman, Justice James Patterson, in a letter to the Head of State informed him that polls cannot be held before late November 2019.Justice Patterson explained in the correspondence that since the elections body is continuing with its normal work programme, that is, the holding of house-to-house registration, it will need some $3.5 billion to host elections and as such, “no election date should be contemplated less than five months after these funds are placed at the disposal of and under the control of GECOM”.Upon the receipt of this letter last week, President Granger wrote Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo indicating that he will “soon” announce a date within the timeframe outlined by GECOM.However, now that the Appeal Court has invalidated the successful passage of the No-confidence Motion, which had effected a 90-day timeline within which elections were to be held, the President has indicated no plans to go ahead with giving a date for elections.In fact, his coalition Administration is currently gearing up to resume sittings of the National Assembly. However, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Opposition has since indicated that they will not participate in any of the National Assembly sittings until the Caribbean Court of Justice rules on its challenge of the Appeal Court’s decisions.Lawyers representing Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has already filed the appeal, asking the regional court to restore the ruling of the Chief Justice, who upheld the passage of the No-confidence Motion with a 33 majority.Meanwhile, with GECOM having already rolled out its 2019 work programmes last weekend, training in this regard has commenced. Training for trainers has been completed, while enumerators will be trained this weekend.But the impasse between the Government and Opposition nominated commissioners at the Elections Commission continues. At Tuesday’s statutory meeting, Commissioners on both sides clashed when “Election 2019”, which was placed on the agenda, came up for discussions.PPP-nominated Commissioner Robeson Benn told the media that his Government colleague, Vincent Alexander, requested that it be removed from the agenda and instead go with elections, alone.The former Minister, now Commissioner, said this points to the overall position, manipulations and collusions that have been taking place to have elections occur in 2020.But Alexander had a different opinion. He said he objected to having “Election 2019” placed on the agenda because at the moment there is no mandate to conduct elections this year.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK — If they wanted to be fancy, they could be known as the Fellowship of the Lamb, the Holy Grail or the Fish — all symbolic of followers of Jesus. But Catholic Community Luncheon is a more plain-speaking group, its name describing the caloric and spiritual sustenance that members have been receiving monthly since the late 1960s. The fellowship has its roots in a men’s group that met for a monthly breakfast. But Albert Sulprizio, an original member of the group, transformed the meetings into luncheons open for anyone interested in learning about spiritual topics. “This is about bringing the community together. All faiths are welcome and that’s something that my father stressed,” said Sulprizio’s daughter, Maria Sulprizio. “This was my father’s passion. He loved his faith and he wanted to pour that out to the community.” Over the years, the Catholic Community Luncheon has met for close to two hours on the first Wednesday of every month at restaurants from Barone’s and Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn to the Smoke House in Burbank. About 35 members regularly attend, but some meetings with well-known guest speakers can draw as many as 100 people. Most of the core members are retirees, but younger generations have been noted at some luncheons. “I think it’s really engaging, and for all generations if they have the time. Last month’s speaker, Moira Noonan, talked about her conversion back to Catholicism after she had other spiritual experiences,” Maria Sulprizio said. “This is an enrichment program. My mother has really carried the torch since my father died (four years ago). It’s to honor him that it’s still going strong.” The group always recites the Pledge of Allegiance and there are opening and closing prayers and blessings. Members have the opportunity to ask questions after the topic presentations. “It’s almost like a lesson — like you were in a class. It’s never a sermon when the priests come,” said Lisa Sulprizio, who schedules the speakers as her husband once did. “It’s more like a conversation, not really a lecture. The speakers choose their own topic. It’s always interesting.” Speakers are usually local individuals, with some suggested by Catholic Community Luncheon regulars. But Lisa Sulprizio said some also are nationally known to Roman Catholics across the United States. Next week’s scheduled guest, the Rev. Charles R. Lueras of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Paula, is a veteran Catholic Community Luncheon speaker. “What does this say, meeting for this many years? It says that they’re seeking growth in their faith. They’re striving for education and to learn the ways of God. It shows a devotion,” said Lueras. “They are very faithful and dedicated Christians. Good people; very loving and very open.” Lisa Sulprizio, a longtime member of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church in North Hollywood, sends luncheon notices to about 75 people every month. Marilyn Apruzzese, a longtime member of St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church in Burbank, sends luncheon notices to about 20 local Roman Catholic parishes and also to The Tidings, the newspaper of the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese. “People are always looking for help and I think the speakers have good messages for us. I think the speakers give us hope. I always feel very elated afterward,” said Apruzzese. Apruzzese began attending the luncheon with her husband, Michael, more than a dozen years ago. “So many people think that Catholics don’t do much together,” said Apruzzese. “People come from many parishes. It’s wonderful. It is a fellowship.” The Rev. Charles R. Lueras will discuss “Growing in Our Faith Community” at a meeting of the Catholic Community Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Smoke House, 4420 Lakeside Drive, Burbank. Luncheon: $22. Reservations required. Call (818) 846-3271 or (323) 656-0955.
Madrid’s slump feels the more entrenched, given they are without a goal in 360 minutes, discounting injury time, and three of their last four matches have ended in defeat.While Barca can point to their riveting win at Wembley over Tottenham, and then a point gained in Valencia, Madrid have endured successive setbacks away to CSKA Moscow and Alaves.They have two home games to clear the fog, and winnable ones too, against Levante in La Liga on Saturday before Viktoria Plzen visit on Tuesday in the Champions League.A pair of victories, and just as importantly, some goals, would earn Lopetegui much-needed breathing space.He is already being asked about his future in the same job he sacrificed Spain and the World Cup for in June.“A coach does not think about this, we are in October,” Lopetegui said after Alaves’ first league win at home to Real Madrid since 1931.“The only positive is we are close to the top of the league, the most important thing now is to recover the injured players and then calmness will come by winning games and scoring goals.”Injuries have certainly not helped. Marcelo and Isco are both expected back against Levante while Gareth Bale has been training again this week, albeit on his own. All three would provide an attacking boost.Karim Benzema is struggling with a hamstring strain but the forward might anyway be less missed.Seven games without a goal have seen calls grow louder for Mariano Diaz to be given a chance and Lopetegui may now be able to oblige, without the unwanted dig at the Frenchman’s confidence.Lopetegui is also right to draw comfort from the table, as Barcelona’s stumbles mean his team are only two points off the top, where Sevilla are the surprise frontrunners.– Barca face table-toppers Sevilla –Barca face Sevilla on Saturday night in an unexpected duel of first and second, where the onus will be on Valverde’s men to make a statement.Sevilla have won four league games on the bounce and, in one of those, thumped Real Madrid 3-0.They also continue a run of blockbuster ties for Barca, which has already included Spurs and Valencia, and will stretch deep into November.After Sevilla, they play at home to Inter Milan on Wednesday and Real Madrid on Sunday. At the start of next month, they face Inter again in Italy, Atletico Madrid and Real Betis.A win this weekend and Barcelona might feel a corner has been turned.Level with the Catalans are Atletico Madrid, whose resurgence after a slow start is already in full swing.“We are the annoying team, that will always come between Barcelona and Real Madrid,” said Antoine Griezmann last week.Atletico visit struggling Villarreal on Saturday, looking to make it eight games unbeaten.The real surprise leaders of the weekend, however, could be Alaves, who were playing in Spanish football’s third tier only five years ago.They will go top, even if only temporarily, with a win away at Celta Vigo on Friday.FixturesFridayCelta Vigo v Alaves (10pm)SaturdayReal Madrid v Levante (2pm), Valencia v Leganes (5:15pm), Villarreal v Atletico Madrid (7:30pm), Barcelona v Sevilla (9:45pm)SundayRayo Vallecano v Getafe (1pm), Eibar v Athletic Bilbao (5:15pm), Huesca v Espanyol (7:30pm), Real Betis v Real Valladolid (9:45pm)MondayReal Sociedad v Girona (10pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lopetegui’s Real Madrid have failed to score in their last four matches © AFP/File / ANDER GILLENEAMADRID, Spain, Oct 19 – Real Madrid and Barcelona cannot avoid heading into next week’s Clasico under pressure but each have two games to lift the mood at least, ahead of the pivotal clash at the Camp Nou.Eight games into La Liga and both Julen Lopetegui and Ernesto Valverde are feeling the heat, forced to defend poor runs that have seen their teams manage a combined total of two wins from their last 10 games.
FINN VALLEY AC’s Teresa Doherty has won the 2014 Woolie Warmer 5k in Letterkenny this evening.The charity race always gets a big crowd, taking in the Inter-Firms route in the town.The money raised goes to St Bernadette’s school and Rotary Club charities. Woolie Warmer 5k 2014 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 177 16.31 Teresa Doherty SW Finn Valley A C 2 153 16.34 Pauric Breslin SM Letterkenny A C3 169 16.48 Ciaran McGonagle M35 Rosses A.C.4 225 17.07 Mark McBrearty SM Lifford A C5 289 17.13 Sean mc Fadden SM Letterkenny A C6 229 17.15 Buddy The Elf M40 Individual7 283 17.24 Kevin Mc Gee M40 Rosses A.C. 8 271 18.12 Paddy Mc Gee SM Individual9 218 18.14 Damien McBride SM Milford A C10 188 18.16 Ben Carr SM Finn Valley A C11 268 18.17 Paul Toner M40 Letterkenny A C 12 152 18.21 Kieran McElhinney SM Raphoe13 187 18.25 Paul Russell SM Individual14 198 18.28 Darren Price SM Letterkenny A C15 263 18.38 Karol McGinley SM Individual16 227 18.43 Ciaran O’Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C17 105 18.47 Paul Gosgrove M40 Letterkenny A C18 138 19.03 Pauric Kelly M40 Individual19 239 19.29 Paul Murray SM Finn Valley A C20 234 19.37 Troy Hegarty SM Letterkenny A C21 249 19.48 Adrian Gaffey SM Individual22 132 19.49 Jonathan Edwards SM Individual23 210 19.50 Peter McGinley SM Letterkenny A C24 213 19.50 Seamus Nallen M40 Individual25 197 19.53 Pauric McGinley SM Individual26 267 19.54 Cathal Morrison M40 Individual27 215 19.55 Mark Canning SM Individual28 205 20.12 Mark Cassidy SM Individual29 233 20.16 Ryan Jordan SM Individual30 192 20.17 Trevor Carr SM Individual31 282 20.18 Naoise Enright M40 Letterkenny A C32 236 20.19 Jason Mc Daid SM Individual33 139 20.20 Margaet Kelly W35 Individual34 257 20.21 Adrian McHugh M40 Individual35 160 20.26 Barry Mackey M50 Letterkenny A C36 164 20.26 Brian Boyce SM 24/7 Triathlon37 134 20.36 Brian Gormley SM Individual38 182 20.38 Richard McNeill M40 Individual39 274 20.40 Terence Diver M40 Individual40 309 20.58 Gerard Marley SM Individual41 315 20.59 Seamus Morrison M40 Letterkenny A C42 269 21.01 Gerard McConnell SM Individual43 165 21.08 Sean Boyce SM Individual44 273 21.15 Jason Black M40 Letterkenny A C45 178 21.16 Gary Gillen SM Individual46 141 21.17 Chris Ashmore M40 Individual47 243 21.22 Liam Ferry SM Individual48 270 21.32 Andrew McFeely M40 Individual49 193 21.46 Adrian Callaghan M40 24/7 Triathlon50 266 21.50 John Hegarty SM Individual51 118 21.52 Catherine McKinley W35 24/7 Triathlon52 232 21.54 Martin Jordan SM Individual53 185 21.54 Kelvin Crossan SM Individual54 195 21.55 Rory Reynolds SM Individual55 272 21.56 Cathal Roache SM Individual56 196 21.57 Angus Hunter M40 Individual57 280 22.09 John Mc Elwaine SM Lifford A C58 174 22.11 Chris Lynch SM Individual59 220 22.12 Keith Fletcher M50 24/7 Triathlon60 250 22.13 Ciaran Liddy SM Letterkenny A C61 226 22.14 Jimmy McBride M50 Individual62 288 22.16 Aidan Kelly SM Individual63 262 22.17 Eugene McGinley M40 Individual64 237 22.18 Owen Coyle M50 Rosses A.C.65 207 22.24 Raj Mehan SM Raphoe66 173 22.27 Claire Lynch SW Individual67 183 22.37 Dylan Grant SM Individual68 259 22.43 Stephen Sweeney M40 24/7 Triathlon69 156 22.44 Pat Brady M50 Individual70 253 22.47 Wesley Vance M40 Individual71 214 22.55 Mark Prayes M40 Individual72 200 23.01 Johnny Scanlon SM Individual73 202 23.07 Damien Daly SM Individual74 235 23.09 Liam Gordon SM Individual75 212 23.16 Orla Nallen W35 Individual76 252 23.16 Irene Mc Fadden W35 Letterkenny A C77 222 23.20 Michael Floyd SM Individual78 158 23.24 Brendan Sheridan M40 Individual79 206 23.29 Terence Quinn M50 Raphoe80 194 23.30 John McCandless M40 Inishowen A C81 312 23.40 Liam Doherty M40 Individual82 186 23.41 Ryan Connelly SM Individual83 149 23.44 Barry Creagh M40 Individual84 166 23.49 Brendan McGee SM Individual85 133 23.51 Lorraine Duffy W35 Individual86 119 23.54 Anne Robinson SW 24/7 Triathlon87 167 23.56 Seamus Sweeney M40 Individual88 159 23.57 Josephine Donaghy W35 Individual89 122 23.58 Gloria Donaghey W45 Finn Valley A C90 168 24.13 Kieran Doherty M40 Individual91 170 24.20 Ali Moore M40 Individual92 219 24.21 John Doherty SM Individual93 157 24.29 Paul Gallagher M40 Individual94 146 24.29 Breda O’Hagan W35 Individual95 131 24.30 Eugene Organ SM Individual96 254 24.34 Ian Melly M40 Individual97 228 24.41 Olly Harvey SM Letterkenny A C98 242 24.44 Denise Mc Gahern W35 Finn Valley A C99 145 24.52 Philip Connolly M50 Letterkenny A C100 209 24.53 Patrick Donney SM Individual101 208 24.55 James Donney M40 Individual102 217 25.02 Michaela Gillespie W45 Letterkenny A C103 161 25.03 Lester Dobson M40 Letterkenny A C104 216 25.06 Cornelis McMullen M50 Individual105 211 25.11 Marie McColgan W45 Individual106 204 25.23 Ricky Nugent SM Individual107 162 25.24 Kathy Rabbite SW Individual108 311 25.42 Gerard Callaghan SM 24/7 Triathlon109 310 25.42 Jackie Callaghasn W35 24/7 Triathlon110 142 25.46 Laura Black SW 24/7 Triathlon111 147 25.49 Sean Bonner M50 Convoy112 255 25.52 Sandra Lockhart W35 Individual113 286 25.57 Ruth Mc Crudden W45 Letterkenny A C114 246 25.58 Louise Mc Keague W35 Individual115 275 26.08 Sinead Mc Dowell W35 Individual116 181 26.09 Shauna McDonald SW Individual117 308 26.21 Mary Higgins W45 Individual118 172 26.48 Siobhan Hopkins SW Individual119 128 26.49 Madeline Crampsie W35 Individual120 127 26.56 Elaine Parke SW Individual121 245 27.28 Liam Porter M40 Individual122 238 27.39 Maureen Doherty W45 Individual123 176 27.45 Wesley Harris M40 Individual124 285 27.51 Jean Mc Glinchey W45 Individual125 241 27.56 Bernie Gallagher W45 Milford A C126 240 27.56 Denis Sheridan M50 Milford A C127 136 28.23 Dervla Shiels SW Individual128 135 28.24 Maria Bogan W35 Individual129 251 28.25 Maureen Mc Brearty W45 Individual130 284 28.25 Mary Mc Brearty W35 Individual131 130 28.50 Joanne Organ SW Individual132 221 28.54 Caoimhe Crossan SW Individual133 189 28.56 Josie Gallagher W35 Individual134 123 29.14 Mary Kelly SW Individual135 101 29.16 Eunan Russell SM Individual136 103 29.16 Rory O’Gorman SM Individual137 248 29.23 Jimmy Gildea M50 Individual138 126 29.24 Martin Cuskelly Walker Individual139 151 29.37 Joe Doran M40 Individual140 150 29.39 Wendy Doran SW Individual141 256 29.57 Ryan Lockhart SM Individual142 281 29.59 Emmett Rushe SM Individual143 140 30.06 Mary Hegarty Brogan W35 Individual144 106 30.06 Janice Byrne W40 Individual145 307 30.17 Mary Mc Grath W35 Individual146 137 30.23 Denise Gallagher W35 Individual147 171 30.25 Louise Coyle W40 Individual148 143 30.45 Kate Black SW 24/7 Triathlon149 224 31.07 Breda Canning SW Individual150 191 32.10 Anthony Caldwell M40 Individual151 163 32.16 Fidelma McBreaty SW Individual152 203 32.17 Sharon Mullen W35 Individual153 199 32.42 Marion Cullen W45 Individual154 144 32.48 Brenda Doherty W35 Individual155 277 33.05 Linda Mc Hugh W45 Individual156 129 33.54 Adrian Daly M40 Individual157 155 34.28 Grainne McDermott W35 Individual158 223 34.34 Sinead Gillespie W40 Individual159 154 34.37 Angela Sweeney W45 Individual160 287 34.57 Tina Lynch W35 Individual161 201 35.33 Fiona Ferry SW Individual162 148 36.16 Geraldine Boucher SW Individual163 276 36.17 Tracey Lowery W35 Individual164 260 37.52 Edel McBrearty W35 Individual165 258 39.30 Brian Murray M40 Individual166 244 39.40 Aisling Mc Mullan Walker Individual167 247 39.40 Deirdre Gallagher SW Individual168 261 40.13 Regina Bonner SW Individual169 109 42.05 Joshua O’Donnell Walker Individual170 110 42.06 Conor O’Donnell Walker Individual171 314 44.31 Pat Meehan Walker Individual172 313 44.33 Michael Donaghey Walker Individual173 124 45.25 Fidelma McTeague Walker Individual174 125 45.25 Geraldine McTeague Walker Individual175 279 46.45 Ceila O Driscoll W45 Individual176 278 46.48 Caroline Mc Garry W45 Individual177 190 46.53 Siobhan Gillespie Walker Individual178 175 46.53 Carmel Ponsonby W45 Individual179 290 46.54 Mary Murray Walker Individual180 291 46.55 Mark Murray Walker Individual181 111 47.47 Naomi De Wys Walker Individual182 108 47.48 Anne-Marie O’Donnell Walker Individual183 231 48.01 Joanne Carson W35 Individual184 184 48.02 Donal Kavanagh Walker Individual185 230 48.25 Bronwyn Walsh W45 Individual186 104 54.43 Ciaran Haran Walker Individual187 264 54.44 Nicola Harron SW Individual188 265 54.44 John Harron SM Individual189 112 56.30 Orla Robinson Walker Individual190 115 56.30 Jack Robinson Walker Individual191 113 56.30 Mary Robinson Walker Individual192 114 56.30 Hannah Robinson Walker Individual193 116 56.30 Charlie Robinson Walker IndividualTotal Runners: 193RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE WOOLIE WARMER 5K was last modified: December 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:20145kraceWoolie Warmer
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceDerek Carr has a new backup.The Raiders announced Friday afternoon they signed veteran quarterback Mike Glennon, who fills the void left when the Raiders released A.J. McCarron last week for more cap and cash flexibility. The Raiders now have Carr, Glennon and Nathan Peterman as quarterbacks under contract.Glennon played for the Buccaneers from 2013-16, the Bears in 2017 and the Cardinals last season. He has 22 …
Volunteers joined GEM and Play Your Part to give Sparrow Schools a little facelift and a burst of fresh colour on Mandela Day. (Image:Tshepang Tlhapane)On Monday 18 June, in celebration of International Nelson Mandela Day, volunteers from across Johannesburg came together at to add a bit of colour to Sparrow Schools campuses in Melville and Sophiatown.Brand South Africa and GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Project volunteers spent 67 minutes, or more, painting walls, benches, pillars and posts all in the name of making a difference for those children with learning disabilities.“For us to take this 67 minutes, or the day, to give back makes us stop and think,” said Jackie Gallagher, the founder and general manager of the Sparrow Schools Education Trust. The schools offer students with learning difficulties a chance to continue their education.“As South Africans I think that we’ve got a lot to learn about volunteering and giving back,” said Gallagher. “South Africans are very giving people but I don’t think we’ve really formalised.“People don’t know where to go, what they can do and how they can help. There are a lot of people who want to help and I think that’s where GEM plays such a vital role so the volunteers know where they’re going, why they’re going and what the purpose is.”With so many hands present on the day to help, they made short work of painting the premises and soon had the schools looking refreshed.Volunteers from across Johannesburg joined GEM and Play Your Part to give Sparrow Schools a little face-lift and a burst of fresh colour.SPARROW SCHOOLSThey cater to students from grade one to nine at their two Johannesburg campuses. Beyond the teaching staff, Sparrow employs therapy professionals to help their students.Gallagher says that the main aim of the organisation is to provide affordable quality education to disadvantaged learners. “Originally we started working to bridge the gap between the kids in Soweto and the kids in suburb schools,” she explains.“But it has really evolved now to where we work with children with learning disabilities. On the FET (Further Education and Training) side of the school we work to assist young people to be up-skilled and have a qualification. Then we try and assist them in finding employment.”The GEM social development drive in partnership with Brand South Africa aims to get the public to donate some of their free time to help non-profit organisations across the country.GEMThe GEM social development drive in partnership with Brand South Africa aims to get the public to donate some of their free time to help non-profit organisations across the country. The partners share the goal of fostering a sense of community and making a positive difference to people’s lives.GEM offers incentives for volunteers through its app. They earn “gems” for every good deed, which can be redeemed for airtime, prepaid electricity and even movie tickets.“GEM has been amazing with the quality of volunteers,” said Gallagher. “The reason I say quality is, every single person I’ve met through GEM’s involvement so far knows why they’re here.“They know why they’re volunteering. It’s not just because they’re bored or haven’t got something to do for the day, it’s people that really want to be involved in making a difference and paying it forward.”GEM volunteers also have the option of donating their gems to the cause of their choice, helping in the day-to-day running of organisations like the Sparrow Schools Education Trust.To download the app, have a look at the GEM website for more details and links to your relevant app store.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.
Love GeocachingA film by Chiliconsushi | France“Two geocachers go on a search for the same cache, and they will find something else…” SharePrint RelatedInterviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 2February 18, 2015In “GIFF”Interviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 1February 16, 2015In “Events”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 9): GIFFMay 10, 2018In “Community” Who or what inspired this film?My inspiration for this film was to just make a cool little film for an activity I love. When I realized I was going to enter the festival I just kind of let my creative side wander and while actually out caching the idea of doing a silent film style short presented itself. From that moment I was sold. How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?My team is comprised of my best friend and fellow geocacher David C. Diaz (Legacy727) who was the cinematographer and camera operator. My leading actor is a great guy Leo Petry who I worked with on a short many years ago called Kharon’s Fare. I chose him because I felt he fit the role and honestly looked the part of a cacher who has retired and remains active through caching. Debbie Klaar (leading actress) fits the same bill as well. I found her through a friend and from the moment she hit the “set” she was just awesome to work with.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?I originally wanted to make this silent film a period piece of sorts. I wanted my actors to dress sort of period (Victorian/Edwardian) and maybe hint at a steampunk style of ascetic but as the deadline drew nearer it just couldn’t have been put together in time. If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?All too often people walk through this world with their heads down or with some form of blinders on. Once they allow themselves to be rid of them or decide to look up they will be pleasantly surprised.What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?This advice isn’t just for geocaching film festival filmmakers but for all filmmakers: PRE-PRODUCTION is key.The extra work you put in at the beginning will save your butt later.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?I’m amped for my next entry. As I wrapped the 2014 entry I came up with my 2015 entry so I’ve had a super head start this year. Who or what inspired this film?We are a couple of geocachers se we thought it would be funny to make a movie about love and geocaching.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?Weather was cloudy so sometimes two following scenes that we filmed minutes apart don’t have the same lighting. If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Sometimes, when you go on a cache hunt you don’t always find what you’d expect…What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Have fun!What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?We’re thrilled to see even more movies from around the world! And also, we hope we can attend the 2015’s edition!Think your geocaching film has what it takes to have geocaching audiences cheering in approval? Visit the GIFF 2015 homepage and find out how to enter!Share with your Friends:More Who or what inspired this film?I’ve been on more Geocaching trips than I can remember with Auyantepuy and his son Autanatepuy. On one particular occasion, when Autanatepuy was still too young to go on a swamp hike, Auyantepuy had one of our friends record a very personal message for his son. His view of what Geocaching is all about is refreshing and inspiring, and his interest in passing on that passion to his son is uplifting.How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?This was the easy part. I just asked him if he wanted to make a short film. Lucky for me, he said “yes!”.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?Well, as it turns out, Autanatepuy is NOT a morning person. Dad had to struggle to get him out of the car so early in the morning.If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Get out and enjoy our environment through Geocaching. Make the trip the reward! Remember the FallenA film by mrbrimm | USA“A sister honors her brother’s life with a special trip.” Who or what inspired this film?The drawings that makes the movie were made while watching the 3 matches of Italy soccer team during World Championship Brazil 2014. Italy was so bad, so not to concentrate too much on the defeat we drew! Italy’s defeat was our best inspiration! Another inspiration is a deep friendship and synergy there is among the 4 members of the team: inside we have the nerd and the creative part and this mix is really working!How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?As the single frames are drawings it was quite easy at the end to assemble them in a movie, using a video editor program.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?We had fun when we looked for a name of the psychiatric and suddenly came out “Ground Spychiatric” which is almost a funny anagram of GroundSpeak.If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?Geocaching loves you!What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?A recommendation is to develop new creative ideas, think to unexplored aspects of geocaching.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?We have some new ideas for our next movie and we would like to participate. On 21st February we will organize an event in a theatre of Milan to present our Geocaching Therapy to the Italian geocaching community and we will invite people to participate, because it’s a wonderful experience. The Two MountainsA film by HurricaneJuan | USA“Find out what Geocaching means to one of South Florida’s favorite geocaching teams, as they hike their way towards ‘Mud Island’ (GC2CYTQ).” The Lonely CacherA film by eldiablo11811 | USA“Having recently lost his wife our protagonist attempts to lose himself in the one activity that used to bring him and his wife great joy. When a new geocache goes live he is sent out on the hunt…but ends up finding more than an FTF.” Who or what inspired this film?I know people who have served our country and others have lost their lives fighting for it. I saw the military geocoins which sparked the story and the rest just fell into place.How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?I tapped my local network of actors and friends. The actor that plays the soldier worked on another film I made. He served Iraq. My wife helped with costumes and set dressing. I shot and edited the film myself.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?The most difficult parts to shoot were the kayaking scenes. It’s quite difficult to shoot a scene while paddling a kayak, trying not to drop the camera in the water and not bouncing all over the place making the audience sick in the process.If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?You can share your life with family or friends and experience the world through geocaching.What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Make a film about what is important to you and what geocaching means in your life.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?To come up with an even better film for next time. Geocaching TherapyA film by L’Avanguardia Team | Italy“A man is on the bed of Dr. Ground Spychiatric, a well known psychiatric. He feels bad, he feels alone. The psychiatric suggests geocaching therapy. The man discovers a new world that will take him into an exciting loving experience!” We have some good news, and some bad news. The good news: the 16 finalists from the 2014 Geocaching International Film Festival are now available for your viewing. The bad news: there are only 16 (and believe us, you’ll want to see more).Watch the full films and decide which should receive the Global GIFF Audience Award here: http://bit.ly/1vFapUU.Wondering what inspired these amazing films? Hear from the filmmakers in their own words in the interviews below. Who or what inspired this film?My two favorite geocaching partners, Simon and Sawyer.How did you assemble the team (directors, actors, crew, etc.)?I pretty much handled everything. Once I wrote the song everything just sorta fell into place. My kids did a little filming when I mounted the GoPro on their bikes. The biggest outside help I got was with the song. A big thanks to Nat Graves and Sam Pearce who turned my simple little acoustic guitar song into the fully produced version in the video.Did you have any funny/interesting/challenging behind-the-scenes moments?My kids and I really do enjoy geocaching together and we’ve made a couple short videos of actual finds. But all the caches in our video were fake ones I set up for quick filming. It was kinda funny getting my kids to pretend to be excited about finding empty containers. I also figured out pretty quickly that I wasn’t going to get multiple takes on things…so that kept me hopping with the camera work.If you could condense this film down to a basic message to all geocachers, what would it be?As satisfying as it is to find a good cache, what I enjoy most about going with my kids is quality time getting outdoors and being active together. I tried to express this in the lyrics: “The best thing I find is this feeling inside…These moments we share making memories here.”What recommendations do you have for new geocaching filmmakers?Just go for it! You’re already out caching…you’ve got your phone…uh it’s a camera too. Maybe start just by documenting a few good finds (but don’t be a spoiler!) and go from there. Watch all the films from the first two GIFF festivals and look for other caching videos too. This will inspire you but also keep you from repeating similar ideas.What are you excited about for GIFF 2015?We really hope to attend this year. We were really bummed to miss the last one…especially since our film screened. It would’ve been great to watch all the films on the big screen with a great crowd in an amazing setting. We hope to enter another film too. Spend A Little Time With YouA film by HurricaneBrain | USA“This song and video are for my kids to commemorate all our geocaching adventures. Go Team HurricaneBrain!”
Having first presented the video at this year’s TED Conference, Sivers make the case that instead of the first mover / leader being the catalyst of a movement, it is in fact the first follower that rallies others. Says Sivers, “Being a first follower is an under-appreciated form of leadership. The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader. If the leader is the flint, the first follower is the spark that makes the fire. “For entrepreneurs, it means that the key to virality isn’t just building a great product. It’s about having the right early adopters to teach others how to use the product and become comfortable with the novelty of something new. Sivers explains that it’s the early adopters that others follow and not the trailblazing / seemingly crazy leader. In other words, it’s important to respect your earliest users and give them the mechanisms to make their support public. Says Sivers, “We’re told we all need to be leaders, but that would be really ineffective. The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow and show others how to follow. When you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in.”We’ve seen our fair share of angel investors, early executives and engineers follow a lone nut and build successful businesses. As an entrepreneur, who do you credit as your first follower and what efforts have you made to ensure that the act of following is made public? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#startups Related Posts dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting When Sigma Partners’ Richard Dale posted a video of a random dancing guy to his Venture Cyclist blog I was skeptical. I’d seen the original video sans narration and dismissed it as a strange sociological phenomenon condensed into a quick three minute clip. Nevertheless, when the same video is narrated by MuckWork and CDBaby founder Derek Sivers, it provides some valuable leadership lessons for entrepreneurs.
Chandigarh, Oct 6 (PTI) The Punjab Police has made proper security arrangements near the India-Pakistan border to thwart any terrorist strike, DGP Suresh Arora said here on Saturday. “In view of earlier terrorist strikes or intrusion of the terrorists through the Pakistan border, the Punjab Police has made proper security arrangements near the international boundary to check any such untoward incident,” Arora said. Arora presided over a meeting on Saturday at Gurdaspur in which DGP Special Task Force (STF) on drugs, Mohammad Mustafa, ADGP Law and Order, Ishwar Singh, IGP STF, R K Jaiswal, IGP Border Range, Amritsar, Surinderpal Singh Parmar, SSP Pathankot, Vivek Sheel Soni, SSP Gurdaspur, Swarndeep Singh, SSP Batala, Opinderjit Singh Ghuman were also present, according to an official spokesman. Punjab had witnessed twin terror attacks — one at Dinanagar in Gurdaspur in 2015 and the second at Pathankot air base in 2016. Aiming to eradicate drug abuse and illicit trafficking in Punjab, the DGP said that in continuation of special campaign launched by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the state government had launched a three-pronged strategy based on enforcement, de-addiction and prevention (EDP) for comprehensive action against use of drugs. Stating that there was zero tolerance against drugs, he warned that “those involved in exploiting and ruining the youth would not be spared at any cost”. He said the Punjab Police and the STF are the wings of the same department who have to collectively eradicate the menace of drugs, arrest drug smugglers and also ensure maximum punishments in the cases registered against them.advertisement “The property made through illegal means by these smugglers should also be confiscated as per provision of law”, he stressed. All the officers were directed to conduct regular seminars on drug-related issues in the educational institutes, mohallas and in the villages specifically emphasizing on youths apprising them about the ill effects of drugs so that a healthy environment could be created in the society. “New sports clubs should also be opened and youths of the area are motivated to participate in the games to wean away them not to indulge in drugs”, Arora said. Besides, full efforts should be made to arrest the gangsters who are still at large and maintain a close watch on the activities of their hideouts/associates, the DGP added. PTI CHS CK
The Moto G7 series is nearing its launch, although Motorola is yet to announce anything. Multiple rumours, leaked images and reports in the past suggest that the company will announce four models at an event in Brazil in February – Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power. And while Motorola is yet to officially confirm any of this, the company may have inadvertently revealed everything on the Motorola’s Brazilian website.CNET en Espanol spotted the Moto G7 phones casually listed on the Motorola Brazil website, complete with official renders and specifications. It essentially confirms everything we have come to know about the phones. Yes, the Moto G7 will have modern dewdrop notched displays and retain the glass-metal combo for the build.The G7 and G7 Plus will indeed sport displays that have narrow bezels all around with a slightly noticeable chin at the bottom. The notch will be present as standard on all the four variants of the Moto G7. The leak also reveals the presence of the 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port for charging as well as data transfer.The standard Moto G7 will feature a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with a full HD+ resolution. For the camera, there will be a set of 12-megapixel and a 5-megapixel dual camera setup for the rear. At the front, the dewdrop notch will hold the 8-megapixel front camera. The standard G7 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Additionally, a 3000mAh battery will keep the device juiced up.advertisementThe website leak also revealed other information with regards to the other variants of the Moto G7 family – Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Plus. The G7 Play and G7 Power, as leaked before, will sport slightly lower-resolution 720p LCD display. The G7 Power will feature a big 5000mAh battery. The G7 Plus, which is supposed to be the most premium variant of the lineup, will be sporting a more powerful Snapdragon 636 chipset. The G7 Plus will also gain a 16-megapixel camera for the rear alongside the 5-megapixel secondary sensor.Since Moto G7 leaks are intensifying, it seems that Motorola will soon be launching the update G7 series in several markets across the globe. In India, the G7 is expected to compete with the Redmi Note series from Xiaomi, Asus’ Zenfone Max Pro M2, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Realme 2 Pro. We expect Lenovo to launch the updated Moto G7 series in India by the first quarter of 2019.ALSO READ | Moto G7 and G7 Power may come to India before March-endALSO READ | This is the 2019 Moto G7 series: Full specifications and live pictures leakALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Play, G7 Power and G7 Plus design leaked, some get waterdrop notch