Large quantity of sugar missing from Uitvlugt Sugar Estate

first_img– senior manager implicatedA large quantity of sugar that was supposed to have been packaged and shipped out of the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate/Factory, West Coast Demerara has reportedly gone missing, and one of the senior managers attached to the estate may soon be sent packing.A source close to the sugar industry told Guyana Times that this news came to light recently when the first crop for 2019 ended and an audit was conducted to determine the performance of the workers and the output of that estate and factory.“I heard that there is a racket going on there, and was advised that a certain manager was fingered and someone told me he requested early retirement. They (Uitvlugt Sugar Estate) were not accounting for the right amount of sugar, and had been declaring less,” the source stated.Uitvlugt Sugar EstateThis newspaper was told that 55lb bags of sugar were being documented as 100lb bags and sent out of the facility, and this means that the customers who would have purchased those bags were actually robbed. Guyana Times understands that the missing sugar could amount to 3000 pounds.“When they did an audit, molasses-to-sugar ratio — there is a way to calculate it, a scientific way to calculate — they found that they have more molasses. There is a ratio: for every unit of sugar, there should be some molasses,” this newspaper was told.According to the source, employees of the sugar estate related that they had been told to “throw away” the excess molasses, so that no traces of the act could be found because the excess molases would have revealed an inconsistency in the sugar on hand and the actual production. Attempts on Thursday to contact the manager and senior officials attached to the sugar estate, as well as GuySuCo management for a comment on the matter, have proved futile.In December last, the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate, along with those at Albion and Blairmont, had achieved in excess of their target production for the year 2018. This led to a number of qualified employees receiving bonuses for last year as a reward for their performances.The workers, along with the management teams at the three locations, were urged to continue along this path, but with declarations of lower output at the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate thus far for 2019, this means that the workers who would have benefited from weekly incentives during that period would not have received them.last_img read more

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Ball to stay in play at Glendale tennis courts

first_img alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “That would be the last extension we can get at this point,” said George Chapjian, Glendale director of parks and recreation. “We have to demonstrate that we’re actually doing construction on the site.” The city is talking with Glendale High about sharing its courts, where resurfacing and other improvements are planned. “I was hoping that we could stay until the latter part of the year, but we’ll take three months,” club member Brian Bailey said, adding that he thinks courts should be built at the Glendale Sports Complex, 2200 Fern Lane. But Chapjian said building only two tennis courts at the sports complex would cost $1.1 million, partly because the project would require a retaining wall. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 GLENDALE – The tennis courts at Central Park have fought off City Hall’s match point, but only temporarily. The four courts were set to close this week to prepare for their demolition as part of a $10.5 million project to rebuild and expand the nearby Adult Recreation Center. But now they’ll stay open until at least mid-June, city officials said Monday. Members of the Glendale Central Tennis Club and other tennis players argued that the courts should be kept open as long as possible, since actual demolition wasn’t scheduled to begin immediately. The city needs $2.8 million in county money to go ahead with the ARC project. After hearing from the players, the city talked to the county, which allowed the park’s four courts at Colorado and Louise streets to stay open until mid-June, officials said. last_img read more

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Germany v Mexico: Preview, team news, kick-off time and live commentary

first_img How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Who are the key players?Thomas Muller loves the World Cup. At the age of 28, he already has ten goals in the competition, winning the Golden Boot in 2010 and the Silver Boot in 2014.No current player has scored more World Cup goals and there is an added incentive this time: Muller needs seven more to become the highest all-time goalscorer at the tournament, overtaking his compatriot Miroslav Klose on 16.Already Mexico’s record goalscorer with 49 goals in 101 caps, ‘Chicharito’ blends instinct with guile, making him a defender’s nightmare and a constant penalty box threat.What are the confirmed lineups?GERMANY XI: Neuer (c), Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Plattenhardt, Khedira, Kroos, Draxler, Ozil, Muller, WernerMEXICO XI: Ochoa, Salcedo, Moreno, Ayala, Gallardo, Guardado, Herrera, Layun, Vela, Lozano, HernandeztalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 2 gameday cracker How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Most Read in Football Germany will be looking to defend their World Cup title in Russia this summer.Up first, Joachim Low’s side will take on Mexico before they face Sweden and South Korea. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 RANKED predicted Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactionscenter_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Thomas Muller is expected to be a huge hit for Germany in Russia Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade When is Germany v Mexico?This match will take place on Sunday, June 17.It will kick-off at 4pm UK time.Luzhniki Stadium will host the showdown.How can I listen live?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens. who plays? NEW ERA England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won latest smart causal Joachim Low has been in charge of the Germany squad since 2006 BEST OF silverware last_img read more

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Paul Scholes has his say on Manchester United’s Premier League title chances

first_img 3 3 3 Luke Shaw scored the winner against Leicester Scholes believes United did not do enough in the transfer market this summer and told the Daily Mirror: “When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool, I don’t think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute.“I just don’t see United getting closer to City. City are a really good side, great manager, some great players, a way of playing that they all know about and Manchester United seem to be not too sure what’s going on.“You don’t really know the team, you don’t really know the players, you don’t know how they’re going to perform from one week to the next. So I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see them challenging for the league this year.” Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is wary of his former club’s chances to win the Premier League title this season.The Red Devils finished 19 points behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City after 38 games last campaign, and Liverpool are now considered the champions’ biggest threat this year. Liverpool are considered Man City’s biggest challengers this season Jose Mourinho will be hoping to prove Scholes wrong and silence the rest of his critics, by building on his 2-1 victory over Leicester City last Friday with a win against Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend. City celebrate their third Premier League title last_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Welcomes Northern Illinois On Saturday

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis continues its seven-match homestand on Saturday when the Bulldogs host Northern Illinois at 9 a.m. The Bulldogs enter Saturday’s match with a 7-7 record after falling to Marquette and beating Gustavus Adolphus on March 5. Senior Maddie Johnson leads the team with seven dual match wins and is on a three-match winning streak. Northern Illinois has won three of its last four matches and defeated Green Bay in its last time out on March 5. The Huskies are led by Adey Osabuohien, who has a 6-1 dual match record at No. 1 singles. Drake won’t return to action until Saturday, March 26 when it hosts Upper Iowa and Northern Iowa to open the Missouri Valley Conference play.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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ONE PERSON HURT AFTER ACCIDENT AT MANOR ROUNDABOUT

first_imgGardai and the emergency services are at the scene of an accident at the Manorcunningham Roundabout outside Letterkenny.The road approaching the Manor roundabout.Eye witnesses said it appears as if one vehicle has ended up on top of the roundabout just before 6pm.There are reports that one passenger it the car may be hurt. The incident occurred after a heavy shower of rain.There are no other details at this stage. ONE PERSON HURT AFTER ACCIDENT AT MANOR ROUNDABOUT was last modified: July 5th, 2014 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) Tags:crashdonegalMANOR ROUNDABOUTlast_img read more

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Calls for seafood and fisheries funding to be considered ahead of Budget 2020

first_imgThe government has been urged to set funding aside for the Fisheries and Marine sector as the UK prepares to leave the EU on October 31. The calls come from Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Fisheries and the Marine, Pat the Cope Gallagher, who says funding should be set aside for the sector similar to any dedicated funding for other indigenous sectors in the Budget ahead of Brexit.He said: “Ahead of the next budget there is an indication funding will be ring-fenced for certain sectors such as beef. It is imperative the Fisheries and Marine sector is included in any funding. “It is self-evident to everyone that the Marine Sector are not being given recognition when it comes to contingency planning and preparedness for the United Kingdom leaving the EU.“We have an obligation to protect the sector. 60% of mackerel and 40% of Nephrops are caught within UK waters. It is vital that this sector is protected.“The government must protect this sector. The provision of a mitigation fund in the forthcoming budget has to be considered,” concluded Deputy Gallagher.Calls for seafood and fisheries funding to be considered ahead of Budget 2020 was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Google/YouTube To Invest In Music Distributor Vevo?

first_imgIs Google about to make a move to control the distribution of music videos? Well, maybe. If YouTube and its corporate owner Google take a stake in music video distributor Vevo, as has been widely reported in the last 24 hours, it would be yet another sign of the tech giant’s increasing interest in video content. All Things D reports that Google will take a minority stake in Vevo, the source of YouTube’s most popular videos. The amount is expected to exceed the $35 million Google invested in Machinima, the videogame and entertainment distribution network, back in May 2012. According to the Guardian, the investment could amount to as much as $67 million.If it happens, the deal will solidify a shaky, three-year relationship. Vevo is a top traffic driver on YouTube, the largest video site on the Web and second-most-popular video search engine. Vevo, a joint venture between Universal Music, Sony Music and Abu Dhabi Media, threatened to remove its videos from YouTube last July unless Google’s YouTube fees were lowered, and even went so far as to pursue publishing arrangements with Viacom’s MTV and Facebook.While YouTube did not respond to requests for comment, the deal would guarantee that Vevo stays put on Google’s video service, which should keep the music videos flowing. That’s a good thing. No one wants to spend their time watching music videos through Facebook’s wonky video player.  Photo courtesy of YouTube. Tags:#YouTube fruzsina eordogh 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Navigating The App-Data Explosion: Localytics’ Raj Aggarwal

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… For example, our dashboard. We could have gotten some standard off-the-shelf dashboard and thrown our data into it, but that wasn’t going to work. Our customers have very unique needs, and mobile was new and nobody built analytics for smartphone apps, so we needed to build our own dashboard and elements of that and interactions. But then for simple charts, other people have built simple charting libraries, so we don’t need to build our own charting libraries. So we’ll buy again on that.It’s a process of understanding what’s out there that’s already good enough that you aren’t going to do better at. If that’s the case, why waste valuable engineering resources? Engineers are your most valuable resource as a startup. You have limited money to keep that focus, but then there are things (features and products) that are your differentiator. If it’s been done before, if you’re just repackaging the stuff, there’s not much differentiation there. There are things that you’re doing that are unique and highly differentiated. You need to own those so that you can control them. You need to evolve those quickly and likely they haven’t been built before. It’s a process of selectively figuring out what you should build or what you should buy. RW: As the platform grows and evolves, how often do you make that decision: buy and integrate or build yourselves? RA: Very regularly. Sometimes small things, sometimes bigger things. Sometimes it’s not even a “buy,” per se, but there is an open source library that does this and there’s a trade off. We can get it done, we can integrate in a day if we do this, or we can take three days building something that will be a little more flexible for what we need to do. It’s just a trade off.RW: I wrote a piece earlier this year that kind of pissed off the developer community that said, basically, developers are cheap bastards. They don’t like buying software, they don’t like buying tools. They’ll take a week to build their own tools as opposed to buying something they can integrate. Do you find that to be true? RA: Engineers build. If they can build something and own it, then why pay for it?So yes, regardless of the reasons, developers tend to look at the world a little differently. Not in a negative way, they are more focused on cost. They’re just conscious of that, that might make them seem like cheap bastards in some scenarios and it might encourage them to build in some scenarios. Part of that is cost, part of that is desire to control.I know if that if I build this, I build it the way I want it. Given that leeway to choose, they’ll do it. I probably encourage our development team to look at ways to buy, because these people are a valuable resource and if someone else has done the work, we don’t want to be reinventing the wheel. Apps Are EverywhereRW: You were on the cusp of the app explosion. We are five years into that. What‘s next in the mobile world?RA: So the world is becoming more “appified.” The user experience is so much greater in an app that the percent of people using apps is massively higher than people who access their service through the mobile Web. Modern websites are built in that fashion more like an app. With Windows 8 apps, and OS X apps, there’s the return to apps. Apps are taking over another much bigger realm of things beyond what you typically think of your computer and your phone and tablet—any other devices that have any digital interface. Tags:#analytics#app development#Builders ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future.When Apple launched a little thing called the App Store in 2008, few people predicted the resulting explosion of mobile apps over the last five years. Raj Aggarwal is one of the few. Aggarwal co-founded Boston-based mobile analytics company Localytics that same year to build the tools developers and marketers would later need to make sense of how people use apps. Sophisticated analytics engines have long been the bread and butter of the Web. Data produced by these tools helps developers and publishers make money, better serve their users and understand how people fundamentally interact with software.The new era of mobile computing needed granular analytics centered not around the Web, but around the app. These days, the Apple App Store and Google Play store for Android feature roughly a million apps apiece. Every one of those apps generate data, from how many times a user opens it to what he or she does once it’s running. The consequent data explosion demands interpretation and analysis.And that’s where Aggarwal and his co-founders, Henry Cipolla and Andrew Rollins, saw an opportunity—in a future in which the mobile app was everything. By providing an analytics engine for the mobile era, companies like Localytics and its rival Flurry laid down the infrastructure that help developers refine their work and produce new innovations. People like Aggarwal, Cipolla and Rollins are the builders that help other builders build.I sat down with Aggarwal to discuss the explosion of the app economy, challenges in Big Data and whether to build your own software tools or to buy them.Forecasting The App ExplosionReadWrite: In 2009, the Apple App Store was a year old, the Android Market was just coming into being, and you happened to see an opportunity. So what drove you to start a mobile analytics company when it wasn’t clear that we would have this app explosion?See also: A Blueprint For The Internet Of Things: Bump’s David LiebRaj Aggarwal: In some ways we saw the app explosion coming, before the App Store or the very earliest days in the app store. I’ll give you a little bit of background. I was consulting to mobile companies for many years and worked directly with Apple and Steve Jobs to build the business model of the iPhone, built Disney Mobile in Japan and Virgin Mobile Canada.So I was bullish on the space. I knew the smartphone would have a huge impact on the world, and apps provide so much stronger of a user experience that they would be the way that people would interact with their services on smart phones. [W]e got very networked into the Boston mobile developer community and realized the tools and platforms that app developers and publishers would need didn’t yet exist. Analytics was something that was important to all of us, either as consumers or creators. We believed that the app space would be significant so we decided to go after building the axe and shovels for the space rather than going after the gold rush by building the next big app.Servers Or The Cloud?RW: So let’s go into the evolution of the product. What were the technical decisions you had to make at the beginning to create an engine that could track hundreds of thousands of apps? You guys tackle a lot of big data problems.center_img RA: One of the big decisions was, knowing we were going to be collecting a lot of data, what do we host this on? Do we buy our own hardware? Do we do it on the cloud? We ultimately decided, like many startups in that timeframe, to use Amazon Web Services because of the scalability and flexibility primarily.As we have grown, our needs have become more sophisticated. So has Amazon Web Services. We still are primarily hosted on Amazon. That was an important decision made early on that has boded well for us.Another decision related to that was, what is our core database going to be? When we had hardly any data, we started off with just a MySQL database and that worked great until one day after about a few hundred apps on board it started to seize up and we realized we needed to do something else because the way to scale MySQL is just to put on more and more boxes. That started to get very expensive. So we started to look at other database technologies. We decided to make our primary data store a column-based database, which was a newer concept, but they were much more optimized towards analytics purposes. The column-based database aggregates data in a way that helps you access analytics data really quickly. We were able to do everything in real time and we still do. We were able to collect and maintain granular data and some of the things we are able to do we weren’t able to do a few years earlier. Because of the technology available and the price of computing and the brains that [Localytics] has, we were able to collect and maintain granular user event level detail so that our customers could do any kind of ad hoc query and get answers to any kind of question they had. And they didn’t have to pre-define their questions well in advance. RW:These questions are looking at how people are using these apps via the events [when somebody pushes a button or makes a swipe] within an app. RA: These are unique questions that couldn’t otherwise be answered. Sometimes you don’t know what the questions are in advance. You’re suddenly able to ask any question of your users and get insightful data back. So that was the data store piece that had technical decisions. As we grew in scale—now we’re collecting data on a billion unique devices—other things would break or bottleneck. The rate of data collection is enormous and we start to see thousands of data points a second. How do we scale that? We end up using different technologies on that side. For example, NoSQL databases for their ability to quickly process data and present to our primary data store. So those are some of the key technical decisions. What To Build, What To BuyRW: You described how the platform was built and how you could build your own proprietary software or use tools that were already available. How did you choose what to build and what to buy?RA: There are certain things that we may not consider our key strand—that other people are amazing at—that we decide to buy. But there are many elements of this platform that we built. Stitching it all together is a huge building job. Related Posts dan rowinski 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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