Uniting the nation through prayer

first_imgHeld under the theme “Let Us Unite Together In Praise And Fellowship”, “March for Jesus 2018” returned in grandeur on Saturday as hundreds of participants from multiple Christian denominations gathered at Parade Ground, Middle Street, Georgetown as they sought to unite the nation of Guyana in prayer.Speaking with Guyana Times, Reverend Dr Raphael Massiah said, “I think the principal goal we have in our mind is that this march will exempliCamp Street was one of the many stops the marchers graced with their presence (photos by Timothy Jaikarran)fy the unity that this nation is capable of, we have a wonderful nation and under God once we achieve unity, anything is possible. Guyana will able to achieve everything that God has destined for us to achieve.”The gathering of the faithful saw participants swaying through the streets of Georgetown as they danced and sang hymns. They later assembled at JubileePark (D’Urban Park) on Homestretch Avenue.Saturday’s march came just two days before the 2018 hosting of Local Government Elections (LGE) and event organiser Reverend Dil Mohamed when asked about the timing of the March, expressed that it was focused on one thing only and that was “lifting up the name of Jesus” throughout the city, in a time that needs revival so that people can know that “the power of God can affect every area and bring about change”.This year’s “March for Jesus” was sponsored by the Georgetown Ministers Fellowship and the wider Christian community in Guyana. It saw persons from all walks of life and cultures as they joined to proclaim their faith.last_img read more

SAAM to Sell 35 Pct Stake in Tramarsa

first_imgzoom Chilean port, towage and logistics services provider SAAM has decided to sell a minority stake in Peruvian Trabajos Marítimos S.A. (Tramarsa) to the Romero Group.SAAM said that Peruvian Romero Group accepted the conditions established to sell the 35% stake in Tramarsa, which operates a marine port and offers port services.The shares will be sold for USD 124 million. Following the transaction, SAAM will obtain profits amounting to USD 33 million.“This decision is part of our strategy of seeking control, either directly or through joint ventures, in our operations and assets”, Macario Valdés, SAAM’s CEO, explained.“This sale not only allows us to do a good business, but it also provides us with additional resources to take advantage of any opportunities that may arise and that we are constantly evaluating”, Valdés added.The transaction should be formalized before May 6, when the Romero Group will control 100% of Tramarsa.In early April, SAAM announced plans to invest a total of USD 133.5 million this year.The company intends to invest USD 85 million in maintenance and extension of its current assets – San Antonio Terminal Internacional, Terminal Portuario Guayaquil and San Vicente Terminal Internacional.SAAM recently materialized the acquisition of two concessions in Puerto Caldera, the second largest port in Costa Rica, for USD 48.5 million. The company now controls 51% of Sociedad Portuaria de Caldera (SPC) and of Sociedad Portuaria Granelera de Caldera (SPGC).last_img read more

TCIG not Asking Haiti for Repatriation Fee

first_img Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hospital overflowing, chaos, damage and dead bodies in Gros-Morne Haiti Recommended for you Related Items:governor peter beckingham, haiti, illegal migrants, immigration, repatriation, turks & caicos islands TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Oct 2014 – The Turks and Caicos is not asking the Haitian government to pay for repatriations of its migrants trying to arrive illegally in the country … the Governor confirmed this in our one on one Monday. HE Peter Beckingham said that Memorandum of Understanding which still waits to be formalized between the two countries is more focused on discouraging the voyages in the first place. It’s the first insight we have had into what the document actually contains as Governor Beckingham gave media private interviews as he marks one year in office. HE said the plan is to get Haiti to discourage the journey. We asked about the Premier’s idea for drones. We asked for an update on the potential for greater sharing of human and sea craft resources between the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. last_img read more

Epsons 3D glasses simulate 80inch screen

first_img © 2012 PhysOrg.com At tech events, wearable displays that have showcased in the form of high-tech visors and chunky spectacles or goggles seem to draw measured responses—impressive inventions for private media viewing at home or on the go but silly-looking or even evocative of special-recovery shades for postoperative elderly outpatients. We noticed at least one reference to “grandma glasses.” Epson’s Moverio BT-100 Wearable Display do not look exactly like designer sunglasses but they do have loaded features for gadget collectors who do not think $699.99 is an unthinkable price. Explore further Epson packs features into new Android HMD More information: www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Moverio/Home.do According to reports, the glasses have pico projectors that are able to create a virtual experience of up to 80 inches’ display at a perceived distance of about 16 feet. According to Expert Reviews, the headset has a tiny pico projector built into each arm, pointing inwards towards an angled mirror in each lens, which projects the image in the center of the wearer’s vision. The dark outer visor is semi-transparent, letting the wearer see surroundings without being distracted by them. The device carries 1GB of built-in storage. Users access downloaded content via the microSDHC card slot (4GB card included) There is built-in WFi connectivity; a lithium rechargeable battery provides around six hours of continuous use. Built-in earbuds provide Dolby Mobile virtual surround sound. Of all the features, much appears to be made of the Android name in Epson product descriptions, as “Android-powered Moverio glasses.” The glasses connect to a control module; this Android 2.2-based handheld device lets the user select the content to view. Moverio is running on an Android 2.2 platform with Adobe Flash support. Epson publishes the kernel and an SDK, but the company is requiring developers to submit apps to them for consideration rather than going through an app store. The good news is that Epson is interested in seeing more new Android-based applications and side-by-side 3D content for its Moverio BT-100. To help support application and content development for Moverio BT-100, Epson is offering programs for developers residing in the United States.Meanwhile, Epson’s end-user vision is to see the product adopted not merely for personal entertainment use but also for business and professional ends. Epson America’s Anna Jen, director of New Business Development, said the Moverio BT-100 may play a role in virtual training platforms, 3D-CAD environments, and visualizing 3-D design renderings. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — Epson America is now shipping Android-powered projector glasses that place your favorite videos, or games, literally in your face, Epson’s Moverio BT-100 wearable display glasses can simulate an 80-inch screen and deliver 3-D viewing. The Moverio BT-100 wearable display launched in Japan last November and is now available in the U.S. The device is on sale through Epson, resellers, or via Amazon. Citation: Epson’s 3-D glasses simulate 80-inch screen (2012, April 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-04-epson-d-glasses-simulate-inch.htmllast_img read more

Jamini Roy A peep into the rebel artists life

first_imgI was once startled to see a beautiful Jamini Roy painting at the entrance of industrialist and veteran art collector B K Birla’s house. He and his wife, wonderful hosts, told me that many years ago they had picked up the piece for  a paltry Rs 100 on a Sunday morning walk to the artist’s studio in the vicinity. Decades have flown by till art collector and restorer Ganesh Pratap Singh  decided to give us a glimpse into Jamini  Roy’s works and life  through a documentary titled, The Art of Jamini Roy. The occasion: 125 years of the artist’s birth. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Singh, who based his documentary on 300 odd letters written by the artist and about 1000 odd archival material, now plans to show the film on Roy at art museums  across the world which have  a Jamini Roy collection like the Philadelphia museum of Art. This has already been shown at  Max Mueller Bhavan, Gorky Sadan, Christie’s and IIC, Delhi.  Directed by the artist’s grandson Debabrata Roy, Singh and his team made trips to Roy’s ancestral home in Beliatore in the Birbhum district to discover the artist’s roots.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Roy  painted ordinary men and women from the village, scenes from the Krishnalila, often  reinventing popular images from the patua’s repertoire. He broke with many traditions of his time’, Singh told Millennium Post.  The letters were written by Roy to John Irwin, Bishnu Dey, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, Hemen Mazumdar and Stella Kamrisch.As this 53 minute documentary unfolds the author’s life, it becomes apparent that Roy pulled away from the Impressionistic art trending at the time. Sent to  study at the Government School of Art in Calcutta, he  was taught to paint classical nudes in oil but he soon realised that he needed to draw inspiration from Bengal’s own  folk and tribal art for inspiration.  The Kalighat Pat, with its bold sweeping brush-strokes, also influenced his style. Roy’s idiom was a  reaction against the Bengal school and the western tradition.Singh collected his material from two sources, Roy’s family and collectors of the 50s, like Bishnu Dey, Satsh Sinha, Hemen Mazumder and Atul Bose. Army  officers who were posted in the North East in those years after the World War, often picked up  Roy’s paintings for a song. Now, Roy’s originals fetch in the region of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 20 lakh a piece.Roy was awarded the Padma Bhusan in 1955. His work can be found in many private and public collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Singh, who also owns quite a few Roy paintings himself, now wants to write a book on him, using the letters, photographs, clippings and other archival material at his disposal.last_img read more

Panel to handle emergencies when Mamata is away

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal government has formed a committee comprising group of ministers and senior administrative officials to deal with emergencies when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is away temporarily, an order issued by the government said. Banerjee is likely to visit Frankfurt and Milan from September 16 to 28, the order, issued Wednesday evening, said. The group of ministers, under the chairmanship of Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, would include Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Transport Minister Suvendhu Adhikary, PWD Minister Aroop Biswas besides six other ministers, the order said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The group of officers in the committee would be headed by additional chief secretary of the irrigation, waterways and agriculture department Naveen Prakash, it said. The officers in the committee also include Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharyaa, state security advisor Surajit Kar Purakayasta, state DG Virendra, ADG (law and order) Anuj Sharma and city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar. The order said that during temporary absence of the chief minister, the group of ministers and the committee of officers would deal with any emergency in the state.”last_img read more