First Lady Sandra Granger said that the introduction of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Robotics training programmes to the hinterland was not accidental but rather, part of efforts to ensure equal access to these life-changing educational opportunities.Some of the graduands of the second Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Robotics training programmes held in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni)The First Lady made these remarks during her address at the closing ceremony of the second ICT training programme, which was held yesterday at the Lynette Stevens Research Centre, Mahdia, Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight).Twenty-eight youths graduated from the ICT workshop, which was held in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry’s Board of Industrial Training (BIT) under its youth development initiative, the Public Information and Press Services Unit of the Ministry of the Presidency stated.Granger is quoted by the Public Information and Press Services Unit of the Ministry of the Presidency, encouraging the graduates to continue along the path of personal development through education, to stand steadfast and to keep moving forward. She also urged them to work together to bring innovations through technological developments to address the needs of their township.Additionally, the First Lady held a STEM workshop for Grades Five and Six students of the Mahdia Primary School.Meanwhile, Regional Executive Officer, Mitzy Campbell encouraged the graduands to continue to venture into ICT educational opportunities which will make them marketable in an evolving world, where the use for technology is increasing.
The run-in to the season is upon us – and our non-League sides still have plenty to play for.Hayes & Yeading United are arguably the smallest club in the Blue Square Bet Premier so it is no surprise that they have found themselves in or around the relegation zone all season.It is a credit to manager Nas Bashir that his side are still very much in with a chance of staying up, with just goal difference currently keeping them from safety.Saturday’s home match against AFC Telford United will be one they target to win as Andy Sinton’s team are only three points above them in the table and not showing the best of form, having lost three of their last four.In the division below, another relegation battle is being fought by Hampton & Richmond Borough.Although they are five points adrift at the moment, they have games in hand on all their rivals which if won will lift them out of the drop zone.On Saturday they travel to Woodspring Park to play Weston-Super-Mare, who are currently in ninth place.League position would suggest a home win but the hosts’ previously good form has disintegrated of late and they have picked up only four points from a possible 30.The Beavers have become much tougher to beat in recent weeks so manager Mark Harper could reasonably expect to see his players pick up at least draw.After a superb run to last season’s play-offs, Harrow Borough have returned to more familiar territory towards the wrong end of the Ryman League table.The Boro have fought a number of thrilling battles against the drop over the last 20 years or so and somehow managed to stay up.A poor run of results from late January to early March had their fans worrying, but two wins from their last three have given them a six-point cushion over the bottom four, and manager Dave Anderson (pictured above) will be hoping they can maintain that momentum.Struggling Aveley play host to Harrow on Saturday in a crucial game for both sides. The hosts, under new manager Justin Gardner, have looked particularly shaky and lost 6-0 at home to local rivals Billericay Town on Monday.If Boro win they will effectively relegate their Essex opponents, who will be left 18 points adrift with six games to go, so the stakes are high.Hendon became the early leaders in the Ryman League back in August and have stayed in touch with the play-off places ever since.For a club without its own ground (they share with Wembley FC) and average crowds of under 200, this is no mean feat. However, there are signs that the Greens could be losing momentum at the crucial moment as two defeats in their last three have seen them drop out of the top five.This weekend they have a great chance to get things going again when Carshalton Athletic head to Vale Farm.It is probably fair to say the Robins are a club in crisis with the unpopular owner/manager Paul Dipre in charge. Having alienated many fans with his style, results and attendances having started dropping and a run of five straight defeats in all competitions should give Hendon cause for optimism.Of all the area’s sides, Wealdstone have had the most buzz around them of late. A great run in the league, a place in the Middlesex Senior Cup final secured, and last week’s appearance in the FA Trophy semi-finals – it’s been an eventful time.Although they bowed out of the Trophy to Newport County, they bounced back on Monday night with a league win over Metropolitan Police, which leaves them seven points off the play-off places but with two games in hand on Cray Wanderers, who currently fill fifth spot.In order to start bridging this gap they will have to beat East Thurrock United at home on Saturday.The Rocks have been in reasonable form in March but have failed to win away since December. The Stones, meanwhile, last lost at Grosvenor Vale in mid-October – 15 games ago – so another home win looks likely.Season-ticket holders of Premier or Football League clubs can often watch our local non-League sides’ home league games for half-price. Check their websites for details. read more
QPR boss Chris Ramsey has handed full-back Darnell Furlong his senior debut for the game at Hull.Furlong, son of former QPR striker Paul Furlong, plays because Nedum Onuoha and Mauricio Isla are both injured.Rangers are also without the likes of Richard Dunne and Leroy Fer, but Charlie Austin has been passed fit to return following a foot problem.Hull, meanwhile, are still without Mohamed Diame, who has suffered a recurrence of a knee problem. QPR: Green, Furlong, Ferdinand, Caulker, Yun, Phillips, Barton, Henry, Kranjcar, Zamora, Austin Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Traore, Wright-Phillips, Vargas, Zarate, Doughty. Hull: McGregor, Dawson, Bruce, McShane, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Brady, Jelavic, N’Doye. Subs: Davies, Hernández, Harper, Aluko, Ramírez, Robertson, Quinn. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more
Mumbai: Hiranandani Group’s energy arm H-Energy Gateway Private Ltd. launched India’s first floating storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU)-based LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal at Jaigarh port in the State.The FSRU, inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier this week will be operational by end of 2018 and will supply re-gasified LNG to customers through a 60 km pipeline which will be connected to national gas grid at Dhabol.Highlighting India’s growing need for LNG, Mr. Fadnavis said, “I am confident that the availability of LNG will spur industrialisation. It will bring in more industries, and the fact that the JSW port is operational for all 12 months (as opposed to the Dhabol port that is open only for 6 months) will help in cutting losses.”The company has received approval to lay and operate a 635 km natural gas pipeline from Jaigarh to Mangalore and will be connected to the demand centres of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Goa, Karwar, Udupi, and Mangalore. The pipeline is expected to be commissioned by 2019.The 4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) LNG terminal will offer storage, re-gasification, re-loading, fuel bunkering and truck loading facilities to cater to the growing energy demand of Indian industries. The company also has plans to set up a second FSRU at the Digha region, Bay of Bengal, scheduled for 2020, said a company statement. Mr. Darshan Hiranandani, CEO, H-Energy said, “The terminal will help strengthen the transport infrastructure within Ratnagiri. So far the local gas distributor Unison hasn’t built a single CNG pump as the gas used to be so expensive.” H-Energy said it would also be supplementing Unison’s efforts to provide gas connections to over 1.5 lakh homes in Ratnagiri district in the next three years.The Jaigarh Port is owned and operated by JSW Infrastructure (the maritime infrastructure development arm of the $ 12 billion JSW Group).“In the near future, Jaigarh Port is getting ready for a giant leap to handle 80 mtpa of cargo and is aiming for direct berthing of next generation vessels i.e. large dry bulk carrier (Vale Max), LNG carrier (Q-Max), large container vessels (EEE Series) and very large crude carriers. This LNG terminal will enable development of local port-based industries in Maharashtra region,” said Capt. BVJK Sharma, Joint Managing Director & CEO, JSW Infrastructure. read more