Telecommunications giant GTT, in collaboration with Pulse, has made the necessary provisions to put on a memorable show at this year’s Mashramani float parade competition.The annual parade, which twists and turns through the streets of Georgetown, is a celebration of Guyana’s Republic status and is usually graced by performancesTwo of the Trinidadian artistes flanked by GTT officials with Pulse CEO Robbie Singh (second right)from local Soca superstars.GTT and Pulse have raised the bar with the announcement of a star-studded line-up of Trinidadian artistes who are sure to electrify the massive crowds. Performers such as Blaxx, Olatunji, Chiney and Five Star Akil are all part of the cast.The feature performance will be delivered by Blaxx, who is most popular for his 2018 hit “Hulk”. The singer could hardly contain his excitement at being in Guyana, noting that he particularly enjoyed Guyanese cuisine. Performance wise, the artiste promised high energy and entertainment at the event.Blaxx later visited the Christ Church Secondary School’s culture day event where he gave the students a taste of what was in store for the Mashramani costume and float parade.The artistes will perform on GTT/Pulse’s “Amazon Gems” Mash band, entertaining revellers as they make their way from Thomas Lands to D’Urban Park before heading to Everest Cricket Club Ground for their after-party.
A SIMPLE tweet by an organisation pushing tourism in Donegal has gone global.Cycle Inishowen sent out this map of the old railway lines in the county – and suggested copying the Co Mayo Greenway in this county would bring tourists flocking here.The tweet became so popular that #Inishowen was trending nationally on Twitter last night. It was helped by the endorsement from the North’s joint first minister Martin McGuinness; supported by Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn.The small business has expressed the hope that the Derry-Carndonagh railway line could be reopened.Here’s hoping…..Oh…and please ReTweet this story using #Inishowen TWITTER CAMPAIGN FOR INISHOWEN CYCLEWAY GOES GLOBAL! was last modified: January 21st, 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:cycle inishowencycle pathsmartin mcguinnesstourism
Jason BlackAudio Playerhttps://www.donegaldaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/msg-2.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.DAY 2: Simply click on to the arrow to hear a live update for Donegal Daily from Jason Black as he prepares to climb K2.THE K2 LIVE BLOG: DAY 2 – LISTEN TO JASON BLACK’S LATEST MESSAGE was last modified: June 24th, 2015 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)
Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ADVICE silverware Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius will spend the next two season on loan at Besiktas. Latest Football News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal His errors in the Champions League final against Real Madrid saw the Reds lose 3-1 in Kiev and another mistake in pre-season, against Tranmere Rovers, saw the club move to sign Alisson from Roma for a world-record fee.And now he’s cost his new club all three points as they drew 1-1 with Bursaspor on Sunday night.Having held the lead through former Liverpool star Ryan Babel, Besiktas were hit with four minutes to go as Diafra Sakho turned the ball home with Karius in no man’s land having foolishly gone to claim the cross. highlights possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won impact RANKED It doesn’t get any better for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.Now on a two-year loan with Besiktas, the German shot-stopper was all set for new start in his career but on his debut for Turkish club was up to his old tricks again. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 1 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Karius should just become a model or something tbh pic.twitter.com/hvb87dhwRf— LF (@liamfaircioud) September 2, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move
Gardaí in Milford have appealed for information about a 15-year-old boy, missing since 1.30am yesterday.Ciaron McLaughlin, from Glenvar was last seen in the early hours of yesterday. He is described as being 5’5 in height, with blonde hair and blue eyes.When last seen he was wearing a wine coloured hoody, navy trousers, and orange and black runners. He had a Chelsea sports bag. Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford Garda Station on 9153114.Distraught mother Bernadette said: “If anyone has seen Ciaron please contact the Gardai immediately. We are so worried.” GARDAI APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON MISSING DONEGAL TEENAGER was last modified: August 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ciaron McLaughlinfrom GlenvarGARDAI APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON MISSING DONEGAL TEENAGER
MEDIA STATEMENTTO ALL MEDIA/NEWS EDITORS14 April 2015PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA APPOINTS MEMBERS TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF BRAND SOUTH AFRICAPresident Jacob Zuma has appointed new members to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Brand South Africa Trust for a period of three years.Brand South Africa’s key mandate is to develop and implement proactive and co-ordinated marketing, communication and reputation management strategies for South Africa, with the ultimate aim of contributing towards economic growth, job creation, poverty alleviation and social cohesion by encouraging local and foreign investment, tourism and trade.NEW MEMBERS• Ms Khanyisile Kweyama, with extensive business leadership and management expertise, has been appointed as Chairperson of the Brand SA Board of Trustees. She is the CEO of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and a former executive director at Anglo American South Africa.• Ms Babalwa Ngonyama has been appointed as Deputy Chairperson. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Sinayo Securities. A chartered accountant, she is a member of Advisory Board of African Women Chartered Accountants. and She is also a former interim CEO and former Treasurer of the Black Business Council. She holds directorships on other Boards.• Ms Thembi Kunene, an expert in Tourism, Marketing as well Business Management and Strategy, and has wide experience in quality assurance in the tourism sector.• Mr Mpho Makwana, independent non-executive Chairman of Arcelor Mittal South Africa. He brings to the Board vast experience in executive business leadership, business strategy and management, transformation, strategic communications and stakeholder relations. He is also a former chairman and former acting CEO at Eskom.• Mr Kuseni Dlamini, Chairman of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings and of Massmart Holdings. He brings extensive business executive leadership, strategic communication and management expertise to the board.• Ms Janine Hills, the founder and CEO of Vuma Reputation Management. She brings expertise in reputation management, stakeholder relationship management and media relationship management to the Board,• Ms Lehlohonolo Bonoko, lawyer and partner in the law firm Bonoko and Maphokga Attorneys, who brings legal expertise to the Board.• Ms Muditambi Ravele, the chairperson of Boxing South Africa who brings sports marketing expertise. She previously held directorship positions in Women in Sports International, Netball South Africa, and South African Sports Hall of Fame among others.• Mr Arthur Mafokate, musician and producer. He is founder of 999 Music, an independent black owned music label. He is a pioneer of the kwaito music genre, and also an astute marketer and entrepreneur.• Ms Given Refilwe Sibiya, a chartered accountant and director of Xabaniso Consulting, and previously served on the Board of Basil Read.• Mr Rashid Lombard, the founder of Cape Town International Jazz Festival has a played a pivotal role in conceptualising, strategising and implementing the marketing strategies for the festival now branded as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering“. He previously worked as an international political and war photojournalist for over 28 years and is former CEO of esp Afrika (Pty)Ltd.RETURNING TRUSTEESThe following persons have been re-appointed to the Board of Trustees;• Mr Stavros Nicolaou, the Senior Executive responsible for Strategic Development for Aspen Pharmaceuticals.• Mr Mzimkulu Malunga, media and communications consultant and former CEO Urban Brew and former MD of BDFM Publishers, publishers of Business Day and Financial Mail publications.• Ms Pumla Ncapayi, the Deputy Director-General responsible for trade and exports at the Department of Trade and Industry.The new team will join the only current serving member, Mr Geoffrey Rothschild, consultant and former head of government relations at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.President Jacob Zuma wishes the new trustees well in executing their duties.Enquiries: Bongani Majola on 082 339 1993 or email@example.comIssued by: The PresidencyPretoriawww.thepresidency.gov.za
Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFebruary Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsFebruary 13, 2013In “Community”January Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentFebruary 7, 2014In “Community”March Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsMarch 15, 2013In “Community” Each month, geocachers around the world nominate members of their community for the prestigious title of Geocacher of the Month. The people who earn this title are not superheroes in the traditional sense: instead of the power of flight, they possess the power to transform a park bench into a treasure chest; instead of teaching the baddies how to be good, they teache newbies good geocaching etiquette; instead of stopping monsters from tearing down the city, they stop decaying geocaches from being archived.There is no doubt in our minds that the folks nominated for February 2015 Geocacher of the Month are our geocaching heroes. Here are the three nominees.TexasWriterThis geocacher from — you guessed it — Texas, is always rushing out the door to be the FTF, but won’t hestitate to help out a fellow ‘cacher along the way. If you live within 50 miles of him, he’s probably at the top of your Phone-A-Friend list.TexasWriter and CornDollRamgabThis geocacher has found just about 58% of the geocaches in his country. That’s quite a feat when the total number of geocaches in Hungary around is over 6000. Aside from placing stellar kayaking cache series, Ramgab has also helped organize multiple geocaching Mega events in Hungary. As a result, the Hungarian geocaching community has grown significantly over the last few years.Ramgab on the huntTeamPommesThis German geocaching Team has amassed hundreds of favorite points for their creative gadget caches, tricky Mystery caches, and stunning cache locations like this one, which has been featured on the geocaching Instagram page. You’ll recognize a TeamPommes cache by their signature pommes frites (french fries) page background.TeamPommes After we opened our blog post on the nominees for comments from the geocaching community, stories of TexasWriter’s generosity and leadership flowed in. Mike tells of the second time he met TexasWriter: I was with a group of cachers and we were caching his (locally famous) “Warrior Series” of caches. TexasWriter called me to ask about a cache that we had DNF’ed. (He knew we were getting his caches because I was uploading finds from the field). I told him I couldn’t talk to him right now because my phone battery was about to die and suggested that he should call one of the others in the group I was with. He surprised us when a half hour later he showed up on the trail and handed out water bottles. He then handed me a battery that plugged into my phones charging port and extended my phones battery life.”TXDinoTrax says: “He’s also one of the nicest cachers I’ve ever met. My kids love that he’s shared his pathtags and helped build their collections. He’s always available for a PAF (Phone-A-Friend), and he and his wife have graciously opened their home to host educational geocaching events. And if that weren’t enough, he has had some truly epic adventures (think night caching in a Louisiana bayou surrounded by hundreds of shiny gator eyes at kayak level).”Kind words from OMA&OPAof5: “We vote for TexasWriter. If there were such a thing as an International Geocache Goodwill Ambassador, he would be the perfect choice to fill the position. He has a passion for geocaching that is contagious. He uses his love of geocaching to mentor newbies like us and is always willing to answer any questions we might have.”So says Swagglepuss: “My vote is for TexasWriter. His numbers are impressive enough to win based on those alone, but they don’t even begin to tell the story about the tremendous positive impact he has had on the geocaching community. I appreciate the time he puts into writing meaningful, thoughtful, helpful, encouraging, and at times, extremely entertaining logs on every cache he finds. I love the time, effort, thought, and craftsmanship he puts into placing and maintaining his numerous hides.” All three nominees are outstanding members of their geocaching communities, and every comment that came in to us about them was full of praise. They will each receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ. But there can only be one winner. A panel from Geocaching HQ has collected and reviewed your comments. The outpouring of praise we received for TexasWriter goes on. The impact he has made on the Texas geocaching community (and elsewhere!) is clearly significant. We’re happy to award him with the Geocacher of the Month geocoin.The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin. Know an outstanding geocacher who should be recognized? Nominate them for next month’s award! The February 2015 Geocacher of the Month is:
By Carol Church What is the Military Lending Act?The original Military Lending Act was passed in 2006. It was created to protect service members from predatory lenders who may target these young and somewhat unsophisticated consumers. Unfortunately, the combination of a steady income and lower financial literacy can make service members prone to financial exploitation, such as when lenders charge very high interest rates.The act’s protections are powerful because the US government has a vested interest in protecting its military from predatory lending practices. Predatory lending can negatively affect military readiness and create security risks, such as when a service member becomes prone to illegal behavior due to anxiety about debt.Because lenders found ways around the original MLA, it was updated. New provisions went into effect in October 2017.What types of loans does the MLA cover?Credit cardsPayday loansCar title loansTax refund anticipation loansDeposit advance loansInstallment loansUnsecured open-end lines of creditWhat types of loans are NOT covered under the MLA?MortgagesCar loansWho does the MLA apply to?Active duty service members (including those on active Guard or active Reserve duty) and their dependents, including spouses, children under age 21, children under age 23 who are attending college, and children of any age who are unable to support themselves due to disabilities.What are the MLA’s protections?Interest on covered loans is capped at 36% APR, which includes regular APRs as well as annual fees, application fees, finance charges, service fees, and credit default insurance.The idea behind this rule was to cap APRs while also protecting service members from products that advertise a low APR that is then made much higher by added fees. However, some fees, such as late payment fees, are considered typical and expected, and will not be included when making these calculations.Those covered may not be required to enter into mandatory arbitration.Many lenders require borrowers to sign papers agreeing to settle any problems through mandatory binding arbitration rather than through the court system. This rule means that service members do not have to do this if they don’t want to.Those required cannot be required to give up rights they have under consumer protection laws, such as the Service Members’ Civil Relief Act.Those covered cannot be charged a prepayment penalty for paying off their loans early.Those covered cannot be forced to repay loans via military paycheck allotment.An allotment takes money out of your military paycheck automatically, before any money gets to you.Who is responsible for making sure the rules are followed?The loan originator is responsible for determining whether borrowers are service members and for making sure that the rules are followed.Are there any downsides?A few people think so, yes. Because the MLA caps APRs, it makes it difficult for certain types of lenders, such as payday loan originators and pawnshops, to make money. Normally, these lenders would charge interest rates in excess of 36%. Rather than lower their APRs, in some cases, these businesses may simply refuse to do business with service members. This issue is still in flux.NAFCU’s Brandy Bruyere Shares the Latest MLA Status with a Couple of Concerns… from CUbroadcast on Vimeo.What should service members do if they think their rights under MLA are not being respected?Service members concerned about this can contact their local JAG office.References:Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (2016). What are my rights under the Military Lending Act? Retrieved from https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/what-are-my-rights-under-the-military-lending-act-en-1783/Hudson Cook LLP. (2016). Uncle Sam Wants YOU to Comply with the Military Lending Act. Retrieved from https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=492746e8-8b3e-4cb9-9899-8ba924af01ebMeyer, B. The Military Lending Act – What You Need to Know. Retrieved from https://www.cudirect.com/blog/the-military-lending-act-what-you-need-to-know/US Department of Defense. (2015). Department of Defense Issues Final Military Lending Act Rule. Retrieved from https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/612795/