Budget 2019…$800,000 for guard hut…RDC shocked at lavishnessThe Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was shocked on Monday when the body met for a special sitting to review the 2019 Regional Budget and saw $39 million being requested for three vehicles. Also, alarming is the request of $800,000 to build a single guard hut.The RDC special meeting held on Monday to discuss Region 2’s budgetDuring the meeting where heads of department presented drafts which were discussed in detail, adjustments made and passed, Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt affirmed that the Region had enough vehicles and taxpayers’ monies must be spent wisely. He noted that luxury vehicles were not necessary, but rather the Region needed to focus on providing much-needed services to residents. He asked the advice of the Councillors, who were in full support to strike off the three vehicles. The $800,000 guard hut was also removed from the budget. In the health department, a paramedic ambulance was budgeted for to transport critical patients to the Georgetown Public Hospital in a more safe and timely manner.A verification of some of the works budgeted for 2019 will be done today when Councillors of the RDC will be visiting the various sites, before the final draft is approved.
The pupils of Scoil Naomh Fiachra Illistrin in Letterkenny have raised a fantastic €1,070 following the retirement of popular Principal Doreen Kennedy.Mrs Kennedy retired at the end of September after nearly 40 years of service. To mark the occasion, the pupils held a No Uniform Day on Mrs Kennedy’s last day. Each pupil was asked to bring €1 or €2 to support two worthwhile Christian charities.The school Parents’ Association and Board of Management also held a raffle at the function to mark Mrs Kennedy’s retirement. In total the whole school community raised €1070. €535 was presented to Mary’s Meals. You can check their great work here. €535 was also presented to NET Ministries. You can read about this charity here.Mrs Kennedy presented the cheques to the two charities on the 20th of November. Mrs Doreen Kennedy presents a donation to NET Ministries following her retirement.Mrs Doreen Kennedy presents a donation to Mary’s Meals following her retirement.Representatives from Mary’s Meals spoke to 6th class pupils about the great work being done by the charity to help children in the third world. Father Kenny and members of the NET team spoke about their work sharing Jesus’ gospel message with young people. Pupils listened attentively and were made aware of the struggles facing less fortunate children in different parts of the world. NET Ministries team with Father Kenny and Mrs Doreen Kennedy at the cheque presentation in Illistrin NSA team of NET volunteers are working on an ongoing basis with the 6th classes at Illistrin NS.A big thank you to the parents, pupils and staff for supporting Mrs Kennedy’s favourite charities.Principal’s retirement inspires school to raise over €1,000 for charity was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
The Welsh international footballer has scored three goals in the last four Premier League matches and has won the praise of his club’s captainWith only 21-years of age, English midfielder David Brooks has been having a great season with Bournemouth in the English Premier League.This weekend his team won 3-0 against Fulham and the youngster scored his third goal in his last four matches.And that has gained the praise of his captain, Simon Francis.“He’s settled in really well with the lads. He’s been a real breath of fresh air for us,” Francis told the team’s official website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He’s very laid back off the pitch, which I think is why he’s looked so calm and assured on it.”“He’s provided that left foot out wide that we haven’t really had for a couple of years, probably since Matt Ritchie left really,” he added.“His signing has added another dimension to us going forward and he’s been excellent so far.”“He can also still improve, and we’re looking forward to seeing him continue to develop,” Francis concluded.
Home (RealSimple.com executive editor Laura Schocker and Coastal Living editor Steele Marcoux) “It is clear that we have a greater impact and reach by working as a more unified digital team, especially at a time when so much of our audience now consumes our content in ways that defy brand boundaries,” wrote Murray in the memo. Travel & Luxury (Travel + Leisure digital director Miles Stiverson) It’s the continuation of a movement that’s been taking hold within the company for some time now, aimed at driving efficiency by maintaining separate brand identities — for instance, People, Sports Illustrated, or Entertainment Weekly — but also identifying and cross-promoting content that might be suitable for multiple audiences. In a memo to staff provided to Folio:, chief content officer Alan Murray officially revealed today the formation of ten digital desks based on ten different topical beats. Each desk will be staffed by one of Time Inc.’s editors, who will seek to aggregate and coordinate content across multiple Time Inc. brands. The shift began in July, when Time Inc. consolidated business-side operations, eliminating individual publishers to more easily sell and market across titles, but to this point editorial has largely been left unaffected. “While most routine assignments will continue to be handled within the brands, it will be the role of the desk leaders to ensure that we are collaborating in real time, quickly seizing opportunities to win in social and search and steering our collective resources where we can have the most impact,” added Murray in the memo. “We will track our growth not just across brands but also across the desks.”More on this topic Time Inc. Unifies Sales Force, Eliminates Publishers Jen Wong Named COO of Time Inc. Time Inc. Names Jennifer Wong New Head of Digital Updated: Dozens More Staffers Cut at Time Inc. Time Inc. Launching ‘Digital Desks’ and Streamlining Production Time Inc. Splits Titles into Four Groups, Reveals Editorial LeadershipJust In This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & NotesPowered by Health (Health.com executive editor Theresa Tamkins) Entertainment (EW.com editor Christopher Rosen) Style & Beauty (People style and beauty director Andrea Lavinthal) Food (Cooking Light and MyRecipes digital director Stacey Rivera) As Time Inc. continues to shift resources toward its growing portfolio of digital media brands — whose unique monthly visitors now outnumber Twitter’s — the publisher has revealed a major retooling of its editorial structure. Additionally, Edward Felsenthal will provide oversight of the News, Technology, Food, Health, Home, and Travel desks, while Will Lee will oversee Beauty & Style, Celebrity, Entertainment, and Sports. Both were already group digital directors prior to today’s announcement, leading digital efforts across several titles. News (Time news director Dan Hirschhorn) Sports (Sports Illustrated digital editor Mark McClusky) The ten digital desks (and their leaders) are: Celebrity (People.com executive editor Sara Nathan) Murray adds that no reporters or editors are being removed from the titles for which they currently work, but instead will be asked to contribute to at least one digital desk in addition to their current duties. Technology (Fortune digital editor Andrew Nusca)
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina chairing a meeting of the Awami League Presidium at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the prime minister on Friday afternoon. Photo: BSS Against the backdrop of a number of fire incidents in the country in recent time, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday asked all concerned to follow “building code” strictly in constructing buildings and other establishments.“The building owners and users will have to take appropriate measures about overall safety to check accidents, including fire,” she said.She was chairing a meeting of the Awami League Presidium held at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the prime minister this afternoon.In this connection, Sheikh Hasina, also the AL president, instructed the government agencies to enhance their strict vigilances about overall safety of the life and property.“Special importance will also have to be given to raise mass awareness to this end,” she added.The prime minister thanked the Fire Service and Civil Defence, armed forces, law enforcement agencies and students of different educational institutions for playing a courageous and effective role after the inferno at FR Tower in Banani in the capital on Thursday.At the outset of the meeting, the prime minister expressed deep shock and sorrow at the deaths in the Banani FR Tower fire.She also prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved families.Sheikh Hasina strongly denounced the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand.She also conveyed her deep sympathy to New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern in this regard.The meeting decided to form eight teams for celebrating birth centenary of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and strengthening organisational activities ahead of the upcoming council of the party.These teams comprising members of the advisory council and presidium as well as the leaders of central working committee of the party will monitor activities of the eight organisational divisions and the grassroots councils and make the activities dynamic.It also took a decision to draw up elaborate programmes to celebrate the birth centenary of the father of the nation from the party. For this the party will observe programmes throughout the year and publish books in this regard.From the meeting directives have been given to the concerned to prepare a report and take actions against the ministers, MPs and party leaders who are not working for the party-nominated candidates in different local government elections.
00:00 /01:27 Monday marked the first day of early voting for the Texas primary runoff election.The big statewide race on the runoff ballot is for a six-year term on the Texas Railroad Commission. That’s the agency that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry. On the Republican side, former state representative Wayne Christian is running against cattle rancher and businessman Gary Gates. The Democratic contest pits former print and TV journalist Cody Garrett against retired school teacher Grady Yarborough.Republicans in Harris County have a party leadership contest to decide. Incumbent party chair Paul Simpson is fighting a challenge from attorney Rick Ramos.Harris County Democrats will choose their candidate for sheriff. Former Houston city councilman Ed Gonzalez is facing off against Jerome Moore, a 16-year veteran of Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 5. The winner will challenge the Republican incumbent, Sheriff Ron Hickman, in the fall.And Democrats in north Houston will choose their candidate for Texas House District 139. That’s the seat Sylvester Turner held before he resigned to become Houston’s mayor. Jarvis Johnson won a special election to the seat earlier this month. His opponent in the runoff is Kimberly Willis, a social worker and former Turner staffer. No Republican is contesting District 139, so the winner of the Democratic runoff will represent the district in Austin come January.Early voting for the Texas primary runoff lasts through this Friday. Election Day for the runoff is Tuesday, May 24. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share
Popular on Variety The new VRV deals come after the shutdown of Warner Bros. Digital Network’s DramaFever and the announcement from Turner and WB that film-aficionado service FilmStruck is ceasing at the end of November.Arlen Marmel, general manager of VRV, said “there’s no top-down mandate” from WarnerMedia to cross-license content but he said more WarnerMedia content will be coming to the $10-per-month VRV bundle in 2019. “WarnerMedia has leaned into VRV,” he said.Last month, AT&T said WarnerMedia in 2019 will launch a broad subscription-streaming entertainment service anchored by HBO pulling in content from other parts of the former Time Warner. As part of launching the plan, AT&T said it would be “consolidating resources from sub-scale D2C [direct-to-consumer] efforts.”“It remains to be seen what that bigger, broader WarnerMedia bundle looks like, but we hope VRV could be part of that,” Marmel said. “If we look at the broader landscape, clearly it’s difficult to operate any business that’s sub-scale. With VRV, we knew that aggregation was critical.”All told, VRV offers some 100,000 episodes in the bundle. With the addition of Boomerang on Nov. 13, the service will include 12 channels, priced at $10 monthly (which if purchased a la carte would cost $50). The lineup includes Otter Media’s Crunchyroll and Rooster Teeth, anime channel HIDIVE, Viacom’s NickSplat, Cartoon Hangover, AMC Networks’ Shudder, Mondo, Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, CuriosityStream, Boomerang, and VRV Select (a channel stocked with content licensed from partners including Syfy, El Rey/Univision, Warner Bros., and MGM).Otter Media isn’t disclosing how many paid VRV subscribers it has signed up. Overall, it has more than 4 million registered users and over 2.5 million monthly active users. (VRV offers a selection of free, ad-supported video in front of the paywall.) On average, premium users stream around 60 minutes per day.“The vast majority of our users do buy the bundle. There’s a lot of power in that,” said Marmel. “We can really reduce the friction to access that content.” AT&T acquired control of Otter Media this summer, buying out Chernin Group’s majority stake in the venture in a deal reportedly valued at $1 billion. Otter Media portfolio includes Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Fullscreen and VRV.The first four episodes of “Final Space” season one will be available exclusively on VRV’s streaming platform starting Wednesday (Nov. 7), with subsequent episodes to be released weekly. TBS has greenlit the show for a second season, which will eventually come to VRV along with any potential future seasons.The show is produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco and New Form in association with Turner’s Studio T. “Final Space” was created by and stars Olan Rogers, a filmmaker with nearly 1 million followers on YouTube, with a cast that also includes Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, David Tennant, Tika Sumpter, Steven Yeun and Coty Galloway. The second season is currently in production and is set to feature O’Brien as a recurring character.“With ‘Final Space,’ we created a show that pairs genuine emotion and real stakes with comedy and premium animation, making it a perfect fit for VRV,” Rogers, also an executive producer of the show, said in a statement. “We hope VRV’s community loves the series and catches up on all the action before season two premieres next year.”Eric Berman, VRV’s head of content partnerships and business development, said the deal for “Final Space” emerged after VRV was talking with TBS about potential co-productions. “They said, ‘Here is something we have the rights to,’” he said.VRV’s programming strategy is focused around four quadrants: anime, like Crunchyroll; nostalgia-driven “kidult” content like NickSplat, “Jabberjaw” and “Freakazoid”; adult animation like “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” “HarmonQuest” (greenlit for a third season at VRV) and “Cyanide and Happiness”; and alternative reality, like Syfy’s space bounty-hunter series “Killjoys.”As with other SVOD services, content comes and goes on VRV. After Sony Pictures Television’s Funimation last month ended its cross-licensing deal with Crunchyroll after two years, VRV also lost access to Funimation channel. “We’re upset to see Funimation go and never want to remove content from our fans, but we’re able to add other content,” Berman said, noting that HIDIVE will bring its full slate of over 500 dubbed, subtitled and uncensored anime to VRV before the end of 2018. AT&T’s WarnerMedia has shut down two niche streaming-video businesses — but it’s apparently still bullish on some narrowly targeted entertainment plays.VRV, the fandom-focused video platform run by the media group’s Otter Media, is boosting its lineup of animated programming from other parts of WarnerMedia.VRV has nabbed exclusive streaming rights to intergalactic comedy “Final Space,” whose freshman season aired earlier this year on TBS. The service also is adding two series from Warner Bros. Animation’s catalog — Adult Swim’s “Mike Tyson Mysteries” and ’70s cult classic “Jabberjaw” — as well as Boomerang, the cartoon subscription VOD service from Turner.“We believe there is a consumer need for aggregation, and working with our sister companies within WarnerMedia allows us to offer even more great content that our fans can watch and experience together,” Tony Goncalves, CEO of Otter Media, said in a statement. Meanwhile, the three seasons of detective/thriller comedy “Mike Tyson Mysteries” and talking-shark show “Jabberjaw” (which originally aired in 1976) will join VRV in 2019. It turns out that the former heavyweight boxer is a huge fan of the latter — and Tyson recorded a promo for VRV in which he sings the “Jabberjaw” theme song.“What we’re trying to accomplish with VRV is to tap things outside the mainstream, the stuff that’s hanging out on the fringe,” said Marmel. The former exec joined Crunchyroll in 2014 as head of marketing and distribution following Chernin Group’s majority investment in it, and he has been general manager of VRV since early 2017.Pictured above: “Final Space” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Kolkata: Saifa Khatun, a resident of Amta in Howrah, has cleared the Madhyamik Examination this year at an astonishing age of 11.Being underage, it wasn’t smooth sailing for Saifa to appear for the examination as there were some technical issues. Initially, she was denied permission. The family members of the girl had subsequently sought the intervention of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who extended her help. The family members then contacted the officials of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE), who told them that she had to appear for an examination conducted by the Board before getting a go-ahead from it. A rule of WBBSE says that external candidates have to appear for the examination to get the permission for finally sitting for the Madhyamik Examination. In normal cases, students appear for the examination at the age of 15-16 years. Interestingly, Saifa never went to a school but was always confident that she would score good marks in the examination. She used to study at her home, with her parents being her only teachers. During her television interview with a vernacular channel on Tuesday, Saifa said that she had completed the studies of Class X when she was just 6-years-old. Her father used to collect books for her. “I started reading English newspapers at the age of 2. I want to scrutinise some of my papers where I obtained less marks than what I deserved. I want to follow the right procedure in this regard. I am very fond of studying Geography and Life Science and want to become a doctor,” Saifa said.