Annual Rupununi Ranchers’ Rodeo launched

first_imgCow milking, calf and sheep roping, bareback bronco (horse riding), and bull riding were just a few of the activities to which thousands of local and overseas patrons were treated at the 2018 Rupununi Ranchers’ Rodeo on Saturday at Lethem Town in Region Nine, Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo.The Easter weekend event, held under the theme “Young Ranchers-Into the Future”, saw cowboys and girls dressed as vaqueros entertaining the crowd with dances and bullwhip cracking.Scenes from the annual Rupununi Ranchers’ RodeoPresent were Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, along with the Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock, and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin. Regional Chairman Brian Allicock and newly elected Mayor of Lethem, Kerry Jarvis, and members of the diplomatic corps were also in attendance.During his feature address at the opening ceremony, held at the Rupununi Ranchers’ Rodeo (RRR) ground, Minister Allicock spoke of the importance ofMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, sitting astride a horse; and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock, holding the reins, share a light momentpromoting such an annual event — which brings together not only the people from across the regions, but also persons from across the world, such as the United Kingdom (UK), United States (US), Canada and neighbouring Brazil and Venezuela.Minister Allicock said it is no coincidence that the event is held during Easter, an important festival in the Christian calendar that speaks of faith, resurrection and the promise of eternal life.“It tells us that in order for us to succeed in life, we sometimes have to roll away the stone that locks us away. Once that is done, we can use this opportunity to rise up with new vigour and purpose with the full extent of our dreams, realise our goals, and attain self-actualization,” she advised.The minister also noted that planning is crucial to moving the region forward. “As we celebrate this Easter, and more particularly this rodeo, we must reflect on our achievements and shortcomings as a region, and also look to the future through new, far-reaching lenses… The President often reminds us that this region is bigger than Costa Rica…We need to have discussions, planning, and by knowing exactly what is needed to move the region forward.”Minister Allicock reminded of the huge potential the region possesses. He urged those gathered to utilise the resources without destroying the environment, to generate income, and create employment.“Lethem is also the gateway to South America; soon we will have a new international airport that will serve as a regional hub. We also have the trail that will be developed into a road. This will open opportunities for more industries… We, as a Government, must equip our young people with the necessary skills for these anticipated developments.” He said the Green Enterprise Development Centre at Bina Hill will assist in that regard.last_img read more

Break [n.] an interruption in continuity

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Long DescriptionAlpha Stock Images – http://alphastockimages.com/by Misty Krippel, EdMInterruptions to typical daily routines can happen often.  These breaks in routine can be unexpected, like when a family member comes down with the flu.  They can also be expected, such as a holiday or summer vacation.  Some families, particularly military families, may frequently experience a break in their routines as they move from one location to another.  Such disruptions to a family’s routine can result in a brief gap in early intervention (EI) or early childhood special education (ECSE) services.At times a break in services may occur due to concerns within the EI/ECSE agency and families may be left waiting to begin services for an extensive period of time.  If a family suspects this, they should contact the agency and discuss their concerns, the established procedures, and the timeline for obtaining services.  Families can also contact their local Parent and Training Information Center for additional guidance.In this blog, we want to focus on creative activities that can be embedded into everyday activities during a break in typical routines or during a time of transition such as a move, that can help young children maintain the skills they have developed until EI/ECSE services resume.COMMUNICATIONAn interruption to the services a child receives can feel overwhelming to caregivers.  They may worry that their child’s developmental progress will be negatively impacted.  The following resources provide opportunities to practice communication skills in everyday settings:Let’s Play: This website suggests fun activities to promote early communication skills with infants and toddlers. Be sure to check out our favorite “The Power of Peekaboo.”Our Montessori Home: This mother, who is also a Montessori educator, has several ideas to help toddlers and preschoolers identify beginning sounds. These ideas are portable, adaptable, and use items in a child’s everyday environment.FINE MOTORFine motor skills such as grasping objects, scribbling, coloring, or tying shoelaces use small muscles, but they accomplish important tasks.  There is no shortage of ideas to potentially help develop these skills in young children.  Here are two we liked:Paper Tube Threading: Toilet paper or paper towel tubes, a hole punch, and a few straws make for a great threading activity for preschoolers to practice their fine motor skills. Bonus – if a paper tube is needed, a young toddler can practice the fine motor skills involved in unrolling a nearly empty toilet paper roll!  Don’t all kids love to do that?Cardboard Lacing: Families who experience a break due to a move can repurpose their moving boxes using this activity and some yarn, string, or old shoelaces.  If a family doesn’t have any moving boxes lying around, they can use a side from a cardboard cereal or cracker box instead.GROSS MOTORGross motor development involves large muscle groups and activities such as walking, jumping, pushing, lifting, and more.  Check out the following ways to use common objects to help strengthen young children’s gross motor skills:Hands On As We Grow: This website has 35 gross motor skills that preschool children will love. The list includes such games as “The Floor is Lava” and “Dumpster Diving.”  During a winter holiday break in routine, families could play a game of “Newspaper Throwing” and call it “Snowball Fight!”Tissue Paper Kicking: With the supervision of a caregiver, this tissue paper activity can be used to encourage babies to kick and strengthen their leg muscles.  Wax paper, cellophane, bubble wrap, or packing paper could also be used.PROBLEM-SOLVINGProblem-solving skills are continuously crafted throughout the lifespan.  Young children need support and practice to develop these important skills.  These resources can help professionals and families provide that support for children:Adam & Mila: This website explains problem-solving in the context of infants and toddlers and identifies activities for young children to support the development of these critical life skills.   These simple activities are fun and use common toys or items.DIY Shape Puzzles: Repurposed cardboard and paper shapes can be used to create a simple puzzle. Caregivers can cut shapes from construction paper, magazine pages, or use plain white paper and encourage a child to color on it.  Coloring the shapes incorporates fine motor skills into this activity as well.SOCIAL-EMOTIONALMaking friends, identifying emotions, regulating behavior, and feeling empathy for others are all a part of social-emotional development.  Similar to problem-solving skills, social-emotional development is an ongoing process.  Sample resources to help foster these skills in young children are:Mirror, Mirror: This blogger shares her ideas for using a mirror to foster social-emotional skills in infants and toddlers.  Caregivers, siblings, and others can all join in the fun.Glad Monster, Sad Monster Book Nook: The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning created a handout with several ideas for using the book Glad Monster, Sad Monster to promote social-emotional skill development.  Hop on over to Pocket of Preschool for additional activities to use with this book.Breaks in EI/ECSE services don’t have to mean a loss in skill development.  Using common items and a little bit of creativity it is possible for a child to maintain the skills they have worked so hard to acquire…even over the summer or during a family move.  What are your favorite ideas?  Leave a comment below! 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Ex-PBA veteran Cris Bolado dies in road crash in Cambodia

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Indians celebrate division title with eyes on Series win Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo from Cris Bolado’s Facebook accountFormer PBA veteran Cris Bolado was killed in a motorcycle crash on Sunday in Cambodia. He was 47.After having a successful PBA career, Bolado ran a Filipino restaurant in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The 6-foot-6 big man won 11 championships, including a rare Grand Slam as a member of Alaska Milk in 1996.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 shutoutHis former Alaska head coach Tim Cone remembered him as a “gentle giant” and a player always admired by his teammates.“I was so shocked and sorry to hear about the passing of Cris. He was such a joy to coach and both a gentleman and a gentle giant,” Cone told INQUIRER.net Monday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img “He was always loved by his teammates and that’s why his teams were successful every where he played. He was a great chemistry guy. My heart goes out to the family of Chris and my condolences. He will be remembered with great fondness,” Cone, who coached Alaska from 1989-2011, added.Bolado was selected by Alaska as the 13th overall pick in the 1994 PBA Draft. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Jerwin Ancajas puts on show in TKO win over Japanese challenger

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Crucial outing Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated The Filipino boxing star put on a show eight months after a subpar performance against Mexico’s Alejandro Santiago in a fight that ended in a split draw.The 27-year-old Ancajas (31-1-2, 21 KOs) successfully defended his IBF super flyweight crown for the seventh time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel PLAY LIST 01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles01:00Duterte to fly to Japan for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo from Top Rank Boxing Twitter accountMANILA, Philippines—Jerwin Ancajas redeemed himself in style after delivering a brutal beatdown of Japanese challenger Ryuichi Funai in their world title fight Sunday (Manila time) at Stockton Arena in Stockton, California.Ancajas gave Funai a master class en route to a seven-round stoppage.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea assistant coach Cudicini: No-one doubts Hudson-Odoi commitment

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea assistant coach Cudicini: No-one doubts Hudson-Odoi commitmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini says management was pleased with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s performance for their 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Maurizio Sarri played the teen despite the transfer pressure of Bayern Munich.Cudicini said, “He did very well, it was a very good performance, as we say in Monaco a 360 performance. “Two assists and he worked very hard defensively. Even when we had a few problems in midfield with Ampadu, he was running for two. “His commitment was great and you want him to have performances like that so he can put some doubts in Maurizio’s mind and be in contention for a place.” last_img read more

Matsons Aloha Class Newbuilding Arrives in Honolulu

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Tim Rue for Matson The US-based container shipping company Matson has welcomed the first of its four new ships that will be introduced in the company’s Hawaii service over the next two years.Named in honor of Hawaii’s late senior US Senator, the Daniel K. Inouye is the largest containership ever built in the United States, according to Matson.Christened in June, the newbuilding was delivered to its owner at Philly Shipyard in late October 2018.Weighing in at over 51,400 metric tons, the 3,600 TEU vessel is Matson’s largest ship and also its fastest, with a top speed of more than 23 knots.As informed, the arrival of Daniel K. Inouye also marks the beginning of a nearly USD 1 billion investment by Matson in its Hawaii service over the next few years, with the four new ships completing a renewal of its Hawaii fleet, and a terminal expansion and modernization project at its Sand Island facility in Honolulu.All four new vessels have been designed by Matson specifically for its Hawaii service and incorporate a number of green ship technology features that will help protect the environment, including a more fuel efficient hull design, dual fuel engines that can be adapted to use LNG, environmentally safe double hull fuel tanks and fresh water ballast systems.“These new ships are the future for Hawaii shipping and will bring a new level of efficiency and reliability to our service,” Matt Cox, chairman and chief executive officer, said.“The substantial investment in new technology underscores Matson’s long-term commitment to Hawaii,” Cox added.last_img read more

Bugs in the grocery aisle Loblaw adds cricket powder to its PC

first_imgCanada’s largest grocer believes Canadians are ready to cook with crickets and is bringing the alternative protein ingredient to grocery shelves under its President’s Choice label.A number of Canadian companies already sell various insect protein products, like mealworm bolognese sauce and honey-mustard flavoured whole crickets. But Loblaw Companies Ltd.’s announcement signifies more Canadians appear to be willing to munch on insects.Shoppers can now find bags of President’s Choice cricket powder at their local Loblaw stores, the company said Tuesday. It’s the first time Loblaw’s in-house brand is selling insect protein, though one Toronto Loblaws store sells a small selection of alternative protein products.President’s Choice is always discovering new tastes and flavours, said spokeswoman Catherine Thomas in an email.“As a leader in the industry, we wanted to be among the first to bring cricket powder to Canadians in an easy and approachable manner.”Entomophagy, a name for the eating of insects, may be relatively new to Canadians. But around the world people consume more than 1,900 different species, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The most frequently consumed are beetles, caterpillars, bees, wasps and ants.In Canada, insects sometimes appeared as ingredients on restaurant menu items. A Vancouver restaurant made headlines when it offered cricket pizza several years ago and the insect was centre stage at the 2017 summer Pacific National Exhibition fair where the ingredient could be found in burgers and fries.A number of entrepreneurs have attempted to capitalize on the food trend, packing insects into both protein powders and bars.Entomophagy proponents say it has environmental and health benefits. Insect farming tends to produce less greenhouse gases, and requires less feed, water and land than more traditional livestock. Companies selling insect products tout their high-protein content.The insects used for the President’s Choice cricket powder come from Norwood, Ont.-based Entomo Farms.The farm started in January 2014 and has grown from 464 square metres to 6,100, said co-founder Jarrod Goldin. There’s plans for expanding further, with another 3,700 square metres soon to be built out, he said.For reference, 2,800 square metres house about 100 million crickets, Goldin said.Entomo sells cricket and mealworm products, like protein powder and whole-roasted mealworms, under its own brand name on its website and at various grocery stores — though no national chains, he said.Cricket powder is really malleable, he said, and can be added to most anything people already eat.Goldin sprinkles some on top of plain yogurt and berries for breakfast, for example. It can be baked into pizza crusts, added to pancake mix or put into a chili recipe.The only limit is imagination, he said.The President’s Choice website features recipes for chana masala, chocolate coconut bars and strawberry-banana smoothies all featuring the new cricket powder product.The taste varies based on concentration. A small amount won’t add any flavour, Goldin said, otherwise “it has a very lovely, earthy, nutty, mushroomy kind of flavour.”The Loblaw deal has been in the works for years, Goldin said, and he’s hopeful it’s the first of many insect-protein products the national grocer will stock.“President’s Choice is actively working on additional products made with cricket powder,” Loblaw’s Thomas confirmed, adding an assortment of alternative plant-based protein products will be available in 2019.It may not be the only large grocery chain to start selling insects.Metro Inc. doesn’t currently carry any such products, said spokeswoman Sadie Weinstein in an email.“But we’re always assessing food trends and might look to carry some of these products in the future.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:L, TSX:MRU)last_img read more

Fort St John RCMP say woman reported missing earlier this week has

first_imgCORRECTION: The Fort St. John RCMP announced Thursday that a missing 30-year-old woman, whose name was not provided, had been located. A previous version of this article stated that Langevin had been located by police, however, that information was incorrect and we have corrected the article. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP is asking for the public’s help to locate a woman who went missing over the weekend.49-year-old Charlane “Charity” Langevin was last seen on Saturday, June 23rd at approximately 11:00 p.m. when she left a friend’s home in the Edgewood Trailer Park in Baldonnel. Langevin is said to have come to the Fort St. John area from Saskatchewan for a couple of weeks.Police say that she met two men on Saturday evening and has not been seen since. Langevin has not had contact with any family since she was last seen in Baldonnel, and according to the RCMP, it is very unusual for Charlane not to answer her phone, which has been determined to have been off for over 24 hours.Langevin is described as: standing 5’7″ tall, with brown hair, blue eyes, and pierced ears. She has a tattoo of a turtle on her right calf, and a tattoo of a rose with a name on her shoulder. She was last seen wearing a black Harley Davidson hoodie, blue jeans, black half ankle boots and a purse, and is said to always wear a chain necklace with a Harley Davidson logo.If you have any information about Charlane “Charity” Langevin, or where she might be, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at (250)787-8100. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477. just want to quell rumours: Charlene Langevin is still missing! Yesterday we advised that a 30 year old missing woman had been located. That was no Charlene. https://t.co/wDtzdnv5N7— Fort St John RCMP (@FortStJohnRCMP) June 29, 2018last_img read more

Province asking residents to be careful camping this long weekend

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province is asking residents to be cautious this long weekend when enjoying the outdoors.Campfire bans remain in place for all of B.C. except for here in the B.C. Peace, in the Fort Nelson Forest District and in the “Fog Zone” on the west coast of Vancouver Island.The 2018 fire season is far from over. While temperatures have dropped, various levels of rainfall are occurring, and the smoke has cleared throughout most of the province, the risk of wildfires remains high. Currently, 518 wildfires are burning in B.C., with 53 fires that are highly visible or pose a potential threat to public safety. Everyone is urged to use extreme caution with any outdoor activity to ensure no human-caused wildfires are added to an already challenging workload. Human-caused fires are entirely preventable and unnecessarily divert firefighting resources from naturally occurring wildfires.From April 1 to Aug. 30, 2018, the BC Wildfire Service responded to 2,015 wildfires throughout the province, with 444 of those fires caused by people. Over 1.25 million hectares have been burned in the province to date, surpassing last year’s record of 1.21 million hectares burned. This means 2018 experienced the highest number of hectares burned in the province’s history.Information about current open burning prohibitions, including campfire bans, is available on the BC Wildfire Service website: http://gov.bc.ca/wildfirebanslast_img read more