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Local media undergo training on parliamentary reporting

first_imgThe Parliament Office has teamed up with the Canadian High Commission, the Guyana Press Association (GPA) as well as the Caribbean Association of Media Workers (ACM) to host a training workshop for local journalists to sharpen their reporting skills of parliamentary affairs.The two-day media training on parliamentary coverage is being held in Parliament ChambersThe two-day media training commenced on Saturday and aims to improve the media’s knowledge of parliamentary practices and procedures, improve the media’s understanding of its role in an evolving democracy and consider the tenets of journalistic ethics vis-à-vis parliamentary coverage.Speaking at the opening of the workshop, President of the GPA Nazima Raghubir, recognised the training as necessary, critical and important for paving the way for the media to be a responsible force in a growing democracy.“We the media have a major role to play in the development of this country as well as ensuring that the democratic processes and channels are intact. To do that, to play our role, to do our jobs we must be informed, we must be knowledgeable and most importantly, we must be responsible. I see this training, over the next twoAt the head table: GPA President Nazima Raghubir; ACM Executive Member Wesley Gibbings; Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee; and House Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland at the opening of the media training on Saturdaydays, the beginning of a long overdue conversation and a critical conversation that we, the media and the Parliament including Members of the Parliament, needed to have,” she posited.Raghubir went on to say that this training opportunity should be used to understand respective roles and also to listen to each other so that the average citizens would benefit in the long run. The GPA President encouraged the participants to engage and have frank discussions during the workshop.Among the facilitators of the training session is Executive Member and former President of the (ACM), Wesley Gibbings, who underscored the importance of the Parliament and the media in a democracy. He noted that these two institutions are indispensible to the democratic process.“…We have these two institutions of Parliament and of the media because their chief functionaries comprising essentially journalists and politicians are two groups of people who love to hate each other. So we have these two groups of people who are in a perpetual station of contestation for different things. And the impact on democracy is that tensions between these two groups of people ought to be creative tensions that would lead us to a path of democracy and because of that democracy, on a path of a development,” the ACM Executive noted. Also joining Gibbings on the facilitator panel is Editor-in-Chief of Trinidad’s Newsday and former parliamentary journalist, Judy Raymond.Meanwhile, Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee too highlighted the importance of such a training session, while reiterating her country’s commitment to supporting such initiatives.“In our democracies, the media is a fundamental part of political life. Their role is to investigate and examine facts to ensure that power is checked and that decision-makers are held accountable. The Parliament is the pinnacle of democracy and the media is the channel through, which the deliberations and the legislator are communicated to the people… Today, our task here is to improve the links that bond the people’s House with the people,” Chatterjee stated.On the other hand, House Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland in brief remarks expressed appreciation to media operatives for participating in what he describes as forum to strengthen the relationship between the Parliament and the media.The training will conclude today.last_img read more

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ALMOST 1,000 CHEATING SPOUSES IN DONEGAL EXPOSED AFTER HACKERS LEAK DATA

first_imgA highly controversial dating website that was infiltrated by hackers has exposed almost 1,000 cheating spouses in Donegal.Ashley Madison is a dating website which encourages married men and women to cheat on their partners. The website has a tacky tagline which says ‘Life is short. Have an affair’.In Donegal, there is an incredible 942 users on the Ashley Madison dating site.The users exposed today come from towns across Donegal which include Letterkenny, Bundoran, Carrick, Glenties, Donegal Town, Lifford and Ballybofey.Ashley Madison charged around £12 for a service in which it promised to remove a user’s personal data from its servers but the leak exposed flaws in its data protection policies. That enabled a group of hackers called ‘The Impact Team’ to infiltrate their servers which contained all the personal data of  users worldwide.There are 1.2million users in the UK alone, and there is 110,000 users based in Ireland.The details of the Irish users has been released by the hackers and that has enabled everyone to see how many users are in each county. ALMOST 1,000 CHEATING SPOUSES IN DONEGAL EXPOSED AFTER HACKERS LEAK DATA was last modified: August 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

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Amador Valley QB inspired by Jimmy G video in comeback from ACL tear

first_imgAmador Valley quarterback Kannon Dote is off to a noteworthy start this season, with 229 yards passing, a brush with fame and a comeback story that’s a real keeper.The night before leading the Dons past host Antioch 30-22 in the teams’ openers, the senior Dote received a surprise video pep talk from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. It turns out Jimmy G and Kannon D both suffered season-ending ACL tears near the start of their 2018 seasons, and so their QB connection stems from …last_img read more

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‘Nothing lasts forever when it comes to reputation’

first_imgBy Anne Taylor22 October 2013In a recent interview with the Mail & Guardian, Brand South Africa’s UK and US country managers show what they’ve learnt over the past 10 years in talking about South Africa“They seem to positively relish the challenge of turning any ­conversation about the country to the positive,” journalist Phllip de Wet writes.He says John Battersby and Simon Barber are not at all like the “typical overly optimistic cheerleader” but, instead, back up their attitudes with solid arguments and “push their rose-tinted glasses almost exclusively on foreign audiences (targets arguably deserving of such treatment)”.The pair were also interviewed by Business Day about the challenges of marketing a complex country like South Africa. Battersby explains that while South Africa rode the crest of the wave after its success as host of the 2010 World Cup, “nothing lasts forever when it comes to reputation”. He explains how they have managed the fall out after Marikana, where 44 people – mostly striking mine workers – were shot dead.View the video on BDLive: SA ‘managing’ its reputational risk overseas Read the interview in the M&G: It’s a brand new day for sunny Mzansilast_img read more

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Beautiful harvest weather yielding some surprising results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jeff Duling, Putnam CountyThis is probably one of the best autumns we have had in a long time. There has been no damage to the ground from combines or grain carts. I think Mother Nature must have felt sorry for what she did to us in June and July and now she is helping us out. It wouldn’t be any fun combining 150-bushel corn and mudding it out.Corn is all over the board. In eastern Putnam County, Henry and Hancock we are hearing about and seeing some 200-plus bushel yields, but you still have the water damage in places. We have just over 600 acres of corn to go and by the end of the week we could be getting close to done. We are in Putnam County now and are working to the west. When we get to Van Wert County it could get a little uglier.My worst field of beans was in Van Wert and it was 25 bushels an acre. The population was way down and there were drowned out spots. Otherwise, we have been pleasantly surprised with beans. There have been some 50- and 60-bushel beans and we are happy with that. Beans are pretty well done. All we have left are a couple of fields that were planted in July. They are just getting a tinge of yellow to them.Wheat planting is pretty well wrapped up. The wheat could use a rain. It is dry out there and a shower wouldn’t hurt around here. There is wheat and cover crop seed around here laying dry.Tillage is all done. We did some strip-till yesterday and that was our last field. We saw some compaction in conventionally tilled fields and we went in and addressed that. In our no-till, it seems like Mother Nature is helping the soil crack open. We just went in and put some cover crop on top and went over it with an Excelerator and just tickled it in. Now we are going to inject manure on 30-inch centers and try to plant on that next spring. We have been doing that for a couple of years and it has worked really well. Next week we’ll start ditching if the weather holds up.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

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‘The Ghost Orchid” GC112JY GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 11, 2011

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