More and more, the environment is rapidly becoming a “hot topic”. With so many changes happening on Guyana’s environmental landscape, undoubtedly, there is a greater need, now more than ever, to increase your knowledge in this field. Further, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would like to encourage you to do more than just read literature surrounding issues affecting the environment, and rather, become part of the solution.With all the national examinations completed and some students still awaiting their final results, many are probably somewhat indecisive on a next step to either propel in their professional or academic career. The EPA wishes to encourage you to consider an exciting and fulfilling career in environmental field. Here are a few questions to consider before you jump in:* Do you love the outdoors?* Are you concerned about the state of the environment?* Do you long to make a difference in the world?If your answers to these questions are yes, then pursuing an environmental career may just be ideal for you!The environment field is wide and involves Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Law, Education, Research, Geography, Agriculture, Engineering, etc. While all of these disciplines may link to the environment, each has its own unique content and skills.Let’s take a look at some types of jobs in the environmental field that are possible for persons studying various disciplines.* Physics and Chemistry: These persons can be involved in identifying chemical or industrial pollution problems and their solutions.* Biology: There is much scope for these persons to focus on methods to protect, conserve, and manage animals and plants (life). A Biologist studies the underlying principles which govern life on earth.* Engineers: Such persons fit in well with jobs that involve waste management, environmental infrastructure and technology, building design and construction and emergency response. With the oil and gas prospects being high, engineers with various areas of specialty will be needed.* Health and Computer Science: Graduates in these disciplines can occupy jobs in environment such as record keeping and reporting, internet and web designs, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), public health and sanitation and education.* Environmental Education: Working in this field will equip you with the skills to design and developed programmes to aid awareness building to influence attitudes and change behaviour of people everywhere.Special skills neededWhile it is possible for persons to enter the environmental field through various disciplines, becoming an advanced environmental professional usually makes it necessary to pursue higher studies with an environmental focus, that is, hydrology, environmental chemistry, geo-physics, environmental engineering, petroleum engineering, environmental and public health, environmental science, environment education, etc. There are also many fields of study that have evolved to address specific needs in the environmental field. These include environmental management, wildlife management, protected areas management, biodiversity conservation, etc.Environmental professionals work in offices, on oil rigs, shore base services, laboratories, outdoors in the field, etc. In our country, environmental professionals travel throughout country to monitor the environment, conduct research, evaluate developmental activities and educate and inform people about environmental conservation and management. To function in the field of environment, it is important to have an understanding of the physical sciences and the biological sciences and how these affect the environment.Interpersonal skillsBecoming an environmental professional is not only about academics. Persons aiming to work in the environment field need to have or develop their interpersonal skills. This is important for working with other people to resolve issues and obtain consensus on laws and practices that safeguard the environment and human health.Reporting and presentation skills are also essential to explain research findings; so are oral and writing skills. Computer literacy is also a requisite skill for studying the environment as models are now being used to study and predict impacts on the environment influenced by man or nature.To prepare yourself for an environmental career, you can start taking an interest in science, mathematics, and computer science. You can also get familiar with topics such as rocks, the earth, and the environment. Reading books about these subjects and watching videos and documentaries on environmental issues, nature, science, among others is also recommended.We hope this week’s article provided that “light-bulb” moment to get you on the right track to pursuing a career in the environmental sector. It’s never too early or late to plan for your future.You can make contact to the Agency on 225-5471-2; www.epaguyana.org or epaguyana on Facebook, Ganges Street, Sophia, Georgetown should you have questions regarding Environmental Authorisation
On a day of heat and many incidents, including a red-flagged halt to the action in both sessions, Verstappen’s Red Bull Australian team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was third fastest in second practice ahead of Finn Kimi Raikkonen and his Ferrari team-mate championship leading five-time champion German Sebastian Vettel.Canadian Lance Stroll, who scored his first F1 points for Williams at his home event earlier in June, was sixth ahead of Mexican Sergio Perez, who crashed in the morning session, Russian Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso, Frenchman Esteban Ocon in the second Force India and, unexpectedly, three-time champion Briton Lewis Hamilton in the second Mercedes.The session was an unhappy one for the Englishman as he struggled to ‘hook up’ his car to the required set-up for the circuit, but at least he kept away from the walls.“I think this is a circuit where you need to build up a rhythm, but we did not let Lewis out at the right times and he did not have the chance to do that,” said Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff of Hamilton, who has struggled to find the sweet spot in his car earlier this year on other street circuits, including Sochi and Monaco.That was not a story shared by compatriot Jolyon Palmer whose miserable form continued when he crashed his Renault in the opening minutes, causing a red-flagged stoppage.Two-time champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso’s ill luck also continued in the afternoon when after driving impressively he was forced into early retirement with an engine failure in his McLaren Honda car.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku on June 23, 2017 © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVBAKU, Azerbaijan, Jun 23 – Max Verstappen completed an impressive double on Friday by topping the times in second free practice for this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, having done the same for Red Bull in the opening morning session, before crashing in the final minute.The 19-year-old Dutchman clocked a best lap in one minute and 43.362 seconds to outpace Finn Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes by 0.100, but he ended the session ignominiously by hitting the wall at Turn One.
This comes even as KPL walked off a meeting with FKF yesterday after the latter failed to make available the FIFA consultant’s report which has been in their custody since November 20 according to a directive from FIFA.“We are yet to receive the FIFA consultant’s report and without it we cannot hold any talks with FKF. We were supposed to meet with FKF yesterday but when our conditions of making the report available were not met, we had to call it off,” KPL CEO Jack Oguda told Capital Sport.In a statement posted on the club’s official website, KPL say the resort to have the status quo remain is non-negotiable and they went on to say they will progress with their plans to start the league on February 21, interestingly saying the current 16 teams will play in the 2015 season.“On relegation and promotion, the members agreed to maintain the present status quo and 16 KPL shareholders until the legitimacy of the proposed two promoted clubs is confirmed,” the statement read.This means Nairobi City Stars and Nakuru All Stars who were relegated last season will remain in the league.KPL had questioned Shabana’s promotion to the premier league, pointing out various malpractices saying; “In compliance with Article 18, on January 9th KPL submitted a dossier to the Investigatory Chamber with over 100 pages of documentation on serious irregularities in the FKF National Super League,”FKF is set to hold an SGM on Friday in Bungoma and this is definitely set to blow up the recent wars with FKF expected to ratify the new league format and the four promoted teams.KPL say they will not listen to any suggestions to expand the league pointing out; “The KPL Governing Council met on Saturday, January 24 and unanimously confirmed that the League will have 16 teams in 2015 and, for later years, that KPL will only consider proposals to reduce the number of teams.”According to a letter obtained by Capital Sport, FIFA had sent a letter instructing KPL to share Robert Niemann’s report with KPL believing the report supported their arguments and thus the reason FKF were not ready to share it with them.In the letter signed by FIFA secretary General Jerome Valcke, FIFA said; “We refer to the enclosed correspondence dated January 23 from KPL, the contents of which we are surprised to receive,” read Valcke’s letter to the FKF President Sam Nyamweya.“… As clearly communicated to all concerned parties during the meetings, the independent expert consultant’s report was enclosed in correspondence sent to your offices January 20 2015. This same correspondence requested FKF to disseminate the report to the necessary parties including KPL…. In view of the above we kindly inform you of your expectation that FKF will make the report available to the necessary parties immediately and without further delay,”“We were all party to the discussions and therefore have a right to look at the report. So before we get it and read its contents, we are not holding any more talks with FKF,” Oguda declared.-FKF persist on 18-team-In a rejoinder, FKF vowed to continue with the 18-team league format, going ahead to set February 14 as the kick-off day for the league that will be known as Football Kenya Federation League.“It is unfortunate that KPL have gone ahead and issued media reports to the effect that they have no interest in engaging in dialogue over this matter.“We have there for directed that the premier league shall henceforth be known as the Football Kenya Premier League, comprising 18 teams from2015 to be run by participating clubs. FKF has already secured a sponsor for the FKF Premier League for the 2015 season and beyond, guaranteeing each participating club Sh9m as annual grant,” a statement from FKF read.It wend on to say, “The FKF Premier League shall be the only officially recognized top-flight league in Kenya in compliance with FIFA/CAF/FKF Statutes. These resolutions will be presented to the delegates at the Special General Meeting scheduled for Friday, January 30 for ratification; the general meeting being the supreme organ of Football Kenya Federation.”“All football clubs, who are our members, are hereby advised accordingly and further communication will be sent to them in due course,” the statement signed by FKF president Sam Nyamweya directed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, January 28 – The tussle surrounding the 2015 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) expansion has taken a new twist with KPL categorically stating they will not accept Football Kenya Federation’s (FKF) plans to expand the league to 18 teams.
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165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles County will spend more than $1 million several recreation projects in the Whittier area, including a $876,000 fishing pier at Legg Lake in the Whittier Narrows area. The Board of Supervisors Tuesday awarded a $485,000 contract for the pier to Faris Construction. The total project cost of also included plans and specifications, plan check, construction and consultant services. The board also approved money for a therapy spa for La Mirada’s new aquatic center, removal of debris in La Habra Heights Blue Line Stream and installation of interpretive panels and interactive exhibits on the Greenway Trail. “The latter three projects were included in the allocation of nearly $1.8 million in competitive grant funds to 17 cities and two county departments in Supervisor Don Knabe’s district. “I was very glad to assist in having these funds allocated to our cities,” Knabe said. “These projects are about making a reinvestment in our communities,” he said. “These improvements will not only increase the quality of life for those who reside in the cities, but also the residents of the surrounding communities that utilize these areas.”
WE already kind of knew it – now Bundoran has been named as the best surfing beach on the planet.The massive USA website amerikanki.com has named its top 9 surfing beaches in the world…with Bundoran at No1!“Ireland is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in the world,” says its travel writers. “Here, jewel-green waters meet the kind of headlands and rock reefs that create a one-of-a-kind location.“With cold water temps and an average of ten foot waves, Bundoran (located a few hours’ drive from Dublin, in County Donegal) is not for beginners. But for surfing vets, it’s a majestic locale.” BUNDORAN NAMED THE BEST SURFING BEACH IN THE WORLD! was last modified: July 28th, 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:amerikanki.combundoransurf beach
1 Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Wolverhampton WanderersWolves missed out on the chance to move back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship as they suffered a third defeat of the season against Queens Park Rangers.Conor Washington gave QPR the lead shortly before half-time, only for the visitors to equalise just two minutes later through Leo Bonatini.A point would have been enough to take Wolves above Sheffield United on goal difference, but Matt Smith had other ideas and headed the winner for QPR after 82 minutes.Cardiff City 0-0 MillwallCardiff could also have claimed top spot with a win, but were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Millwall.Sunderland 1-2 Bristol CityBristol City moved into the play-off places thanks to a 2-1 win at struggling Sunderland, who remain in the bottom three after another disappointing display at the Stadium of Light.Bobby Reid headed the visitors in front on 28 minutes and although Lewis Grabban equalised in the last seconds of the first half, substitute Milan Djuric’s second-half header gave the Robins all three points.Burton Albion 1-2 Ipswich TownIpswich ended a run of three straight defeats thanks to a 2-1 win at Burton, who took the lead through Ben Turner’s 57th-minute header.Martyn Waghorn equalised nine minutes later and Bersant Celina’s brilliant late free-kick gave Mick McCarthy’s side the win.Reading 0-2 MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough were also celebrating an away victory as they eased to a 2-0 victory over Reading, with Grant Leadbitter opening the scoring from the penalty spot on 14 minutes.Britt Assombalonga had been brought down in the box and he scored his side’s second midway through the second half.Preston North End 2-3 BrentfordBrentford were another side to enjoy a successful away day as they edged a five-goal thriller at Preston.Nico Yennaris saw his header cancelled out by Sean Maguire and Tom Barkhuizen equalised for a second time after Romaine Sawyers put Brentford 2-1 ahead, but the Bees were not to be denied and Ollie Watkins grabbed the winner on 69 minutes.Norwich City 1-2 Derby CountyDerby climbed above opponents Norwich in the table thanks to a 2-1 win at Carrow Road, with Sam Winnall scoring an 84th-minute winner after David Nugent’s goal had been cancelled out by Timm Klose.Fulham 1-1 Bolton WanderersAnd there was late drama at Craven Cottage as Tom Cairney’s last-minute strike gave Fulham a 1-1 draw against Bolton, who had opened the scoring on 28 minutes via Sammy Ameobi. Simon Grayson’s side suffered another painful defeat
Ulster Bank StablefordSunday’s Ulster Bank sponsored 18 hole strokeplay competition saw the wind pick up making scoring difficult but despite this some good scores were returned. Michael Cox took first place with a score of 70 nett. Michael scored a total of six pars over the course of his round with three on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine on the way to signing for his score of 70 nett and first place.Second place was taken by Bernard Mahoney with a score of 71 nett. Bernard scored a total of three pars over the course of his eighteen holes with two on the front nine and the remaining one on the back nine on the way to signing for his score of 71 nett for second place.Third place was taken by Robert Kelly, also with a score of 71 nett. Robert scored a total of ten pars during his round with six on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as scoring birdies on the par four eighth and par four eleventh to ensure he completed his round with a score of 71 nett for third place.1st Michael Cox 84 – 14 = 702nd Bernard Mahoney 99 – 28 = 713rd Robert Kelly 77 – 06 = 714th Vincent Dwyer 82 – 11 = 71Best Gross Gerry Fox 72This Weeks FixturesFriday October 28thFriday Open 18 Hole StablefordSaturday October 29thPet Stop 18 Hole StablefordSunday October 30thClub 18 Hole StablefordMonday October 31stJoe McCann Memorial 18 Hole StablefordStrandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League 2016/17Strandhill Lodge & SuitesThat time of year is upon us again. The Strandhill Lodge & Suites sponsored Winter League will commence on Sunday November 6th 2016 and continue on the dates outlined below. This year’s competition will be run over a shorter period with an 18 hole final instead of the previous 36 hole final formatThe competition format is a V Par competition which will be played over alternating 9’s. Entry is open to teams of 2 at a cost of €50 for members and €80 for non members and includes a contribution of €10 from every entry fee to go to the Course Development Fund.All entrants MUST hold a current GUI handicap.Players will play of 3/4 of their lowest handicap from 2016.All fixtures will be played on Sunday’s including the final.Winter League DatesNov 6th, 13th, 20th, 27thDec 4th, 18thJan 8thThis year’s final will be played over 18 holes on January 15th 2017All dates are of course subject to change and are weather dependent. Should we lose a Sunday in November or on December 4th then December 11th will be used.There is a sheet posted on the notice board in the mens locker room. Please enter your names and phone numbers on the sheet before the closing date for entries, which is next Sunday, October 30th 2016.If you require a partner, please enter your name on the sheet and the committee will endeavor to organize one for you. Friday Open StablefordThis week’s Friday Open Stableford competition was played in beautiful clear conditions for this time of year and this was reflected in the scores returned. First place was taken by James Kearins with an excellent score of 43 points. James scored a total of nine pars over the course of his round with four on the front nine and the remaining five on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par three second hole to ensure the signed for his score of 43 points.Second place was taken by Pat Lee, one point back with a score of 42 points. Pat scored a total of eleven pars over the course of his eighteen holes with four on the front nine and the remaining seven on the back nine as well as adding an impressive four birdies on the way to signing for his score of 42 points.Third place was taken by Clive Boyle with a score of 38 points. Clive scored a total of seven pars over his eighteen holes with five on the front nine and the remaining two on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four eleventh hole to ensure he signed for his score of 38 points.1st James Kearins (17) 43pts2nd Pat Lee (05) 42pts3rd Clive Boyle (11) 38ptsSligo Golf Academy StablefordSaturday’s Sligo Golf Academy sponsored 18 hole stableford competition saw the close scoring at the top continue as the top seven places were only covered by four points. Niall Kearns took first place with a score of 42 points. Niall scored a total of eight pars over the course of his round with five on the front nine and the remaining three on the back nine as well as adding a birdie on the par four twelfth hole on the way to victory with 42 points.Second place was taken by Mark Wehrly with a score of forty points. Mark scored a total twelve pars during his round, split equally between the front and back nines with six on each nine as well as adding birdies on the fifth, seventh, tenth and fifteenth holes on his way to securing second place with forty points.Third place was taken by Noel Dykes, also with a score of forty points. Noel scored a total of eleven pars over the course of his round with seven on the front nine and the remaining four on the back nine as well as sinking a birdie putt on the seventh hole to ensure he took third place with 40 points.1st Nial Kearns (15) 42pts2nd Mark Wehrly (03) 40pts3rd Noel Dykes (12) 40pts4th Jim Coyne (18) 39ptsBack 9 Cyril O’Hara (19) 19pts
Striker Vinny Faherty was the guest on Ocean FM’s Rovers Review show on Sunday, October 8, having scored the only goal of the game in the 1-0 defeat of Bohemians in the Showgrounds the night before. He spoke with Darragh Cox.
FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City, is located in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa’s standing in the culture category remains its strongest asset. In this category the country scored highly on sporting excellence. (Image: Gauteng Film Commission) The Storms River mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park in the Eastern Cape province is one of the country’s most beautiful areas. South Africa is particularly well known for its natural beauty and received its best ranking from 11 out of the 20 panel countries on this measure. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Petrus de Kock Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122 RELATED ARTICLES • New slogan for Brand South Africa • Building a thriving African brand • Brand leadership award for SA • ‘Don’t underestimate South Africans’ Wilma den HartighSouth Africa’s overall global reputation has remained steady for the second consecutive year, maintaining its 36th position out of 50 nations under review in the latest Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index (NBI), an annual survey which measures global opinions of various developing and developed countries across the world.This is a significant achievement for South Africa as the findings come at a time when two thirds of the surveyed countries, some which are considered the world’s most highly regarded nations, suffered declines in their reputation over the past year.South Africa’s stable position as a nation brand is important because the way a country is perceived can make a major difference to the success of its business, trade and tourism efforts, as well as its diplomatic and cultural relations with other nations.Dr Petrus de Kock, research manager at Brand South Africa, says the country’s inclusion in the report is recognition of South Africa’s position in global economic and political systems.De Kock says that promoting the country is not only the job of the government. “The way South Africans speak about their country and relate to others also plays a role when shaping perceptions,” he says.The Anholt survey is conducted annually – approximately 20 000 people are interviewed in 20 core panel countries, one of which is South Africa. They consist of major developed and developing nations that play a key role in international relations, trade, the flow of business, cultural and tourism activities.The respondents rate 50 countries on questions in six categories, namely exports, governance, culture, people, tourism and immigration/investment. The index measures the power and appeal of each country’s ‘brand image’ by examining its competence in these categories.Top achieversThe US retained the top spot for the fourth year in a row, as the nation with the best overall reputation, followed by Germany (2nd), UK (3rd), France (4th), Canada (5th), Japan (6th), Italy (7th), Switzerland (8th), Australia (9th) and Sweden in 10th position.NBI founder Simon Anholt, in his analysis of the results, said in a statement that with a few exceptions, developed nations, ranking among the top 20, have registered some of the biggest score losses.“Put simply, the world likes the world a bit less than it did last year,” Anholt said.Most countries that achieved higher scores in 2012 have come from emerging regions, with the highest gains for the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Kenya, and Poland.No small feat for South AfricaSouth Africans provided high rankings in the people, tourism and culture categories, but are more critical about areas such as governance and immigration/Investment.The latter refers to a country’s ability to attract talent and capital, its economic prosperity, equal opportunity, and the perception that it is a place with a high quality of life. The country’s economic and business conditions are also measured.GovernanceThe report notes that South Africa faces the greatest difficulty in the area of governance, with South Africans being more critical of their government in 2012.Although South Africans’ overall score for their own country in this area declined, the country recorded some gains in this area, outdoing its Brics partners, India and Russia, in this category.Tourism, culture, peopleSouth Africa moved ahead of Russia, South Korea and China in the people category, which measures people’s friendliness by whether respondents would feel welcome when visiting the country.According to the report South Africans are admired across most panel countries for their welcoming nature, especially when it comes to wanting someone from South Africa as a close friend.The cultural reputation of a nation is considered to be among the most volatile of all indices, but South Africa’s standing in the culture category remains its strongest asset, being ranked 28th. In this category the country scored highly on sporting excellence (16th), but is somewhat less known for its culture – both contemporary (34th) and historic (33th).South Africa’s rank of 34 for tourism is the same as last year. The country, which is particularly well known for its natural beauty (15th), received its best ranking from 11 out of the 20 panel countries on this measure.The study found that international travellers, defined as people who have visited at least one foreign country, are the most positive toward South Africa. Travellers view South Africa as a tourist destination, which is also an appealing place to live and work.However, they also note that it is a creative place that contributes to technology, produces quality products and offers both investment and educational opportunities.Selecting the countriesThe list of 50 nations is based on their political and economic importance in global geopolitics and the flow of trade, businesses, people and tourism activities. Regional representation and the diversity of political and economic systems are also taken into consideration.The panel countries are: Western Europe/North America, which includes the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Sweden; Central and Eastern Europe including Russia, Poland and Turkey; Japan, China, India, South Korea and Australia comprise the Asia-Pacific category; Argentina, Brazil and Mexico as part of Latin America; and the Middle East/Africa panel, which includes Egypt and South Africa.• Slideshow image courtesy of Gauteng Film Commission