Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Turkey Toss will feature games, refreshments and a beanbag toss contest for ages 4-12 to win turkeys and pumpkin pies, 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at Richard Rioux Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 222-9536. “A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 beginning Nov. 25 through Dec. 22 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Kenny Bob Davis will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. Nature hike will teach how Native Americans used local plants, 8-10 a.m. at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Wendy Langhans at (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Holiday Arts and Crafts Fairwill feature handcrafted items from throughout California, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m today in parking lot No. 8 at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-3415. Sierra Club hike from Rice to Wiley canyons will meet, 9 a.m. today at the entrance to Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Henry Schultz at (661) 284-5613 or Gaylon Rodin at (661) 263-0568. The NeaT will perform British rock, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Festival of Trees will feature decorated trees, wreaths, kids’ activities and more, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today at 21119 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of SCV. Call Judy Belue at (661) 254-3063.
Letterkenny councillors are seeking a meeting with the operator of the Letterkenny Town Bus over issues with the route and service.A number of concerns about the local bus were highlighted at this month’s council meeting, while Cllr Gerry McMonagle claimed that the entire Long Lane area was being denied access to the service due to a past incident.“The operator is insisting that he won’t go up Long Lane and that’s exclusion,” Cllr McMonagle said. “A number of years ago there was a window broke on one of the buses on Long Lane by a young lad and there hasn’t been a recurrence.“There is no reason why this gentleman should be allowed to deny a large number of people because a window was broke four years ago.”Cllr McMonagle also questioned whether the operator is legally allowed to avoid a road under the licence granted by the local authority.Cllr Ciaran Brogan proposed that the council members meet with the operator to share the concerns of local residents who want to see the service improved. Meeting sought with Letterkenny bus operator over Long Lane ‘exclusion’ was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
4 November 2013The Employment Tax Incentive Bill, which was passed by Parliament last week, aims to reverse the high levels of youth unemployment in South Africa by using tax incentives to encourage employers to take on young trainees.The draft law proposes a youth wage subsidy aimed at paving the way for on-the-job training and the development of soft skills through work experience for people aged from 18 to 29 years.The subsidy is one of many programmes forming part of the government’s youth employment strategy, including the National Youth Accord.“The implementation of the Bill will expose the youth to obtain workplace skills that will position them for better job opportunities,” Phumla Williams, acting CEO of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), said on Monday.Williams said thorough consultation processes had been followed in drafting the law, and the government was confident that the concerns raised had been responded to.“The Bill makes clear provisions to correct potential abuse by employers and has no impact on current labour relations or legislation, and will by no means weaken the rights of the workers.”The government would ensure that the implementation of the Bill would not lead to a potential hiring bias towards younger people, where older employees could easily be replaced, Williams said, adding that South Africa’s labour laws catered for the protection of employees regardless of age.The government, in particular the National Treasury and SA Revenue Service, would closely monitor and evaluate the Bill’s implementation to ensure that there was no abuse of the incentive, she said.The final leg to the implementation of the Bill will be its sign-off into law by President Jacob Zuma.Source: SAnews.gov.za
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mostly sunny skies statewide today and we expect a warmer afternoon. South winds will develop though the day which will fuel the warmer surge. Clouds will be on the increase tomorrow, but for the time being, we think that we stay rain free. Thursday, a few scattered showers dance through Ohio, but they really don’t have much available moisture to send our way, at least through the daytime hours. Coverage will only be 25%, and we can see clouds mix with sunshine in areas that do not get an isolated shower or two. Moisture really ramps up Thursday night. Rain and thunderstorms Thursday night through Friday end up hitting 70% of the state with totals in a wide range, from .1”-1. The heavier totals will be largely dependent on thunderstorms. The weekend looks pretty nice, at least for 90% of the time. We are partly to mostly sunny Saturday, and then sunshine starts Sunday before clouds increase. Scattered showers develop over the western half to third of Ohio Sunday evening and continue through the overnight. Moisture totals once again do not look that impressive, at a few hundredths to .3”, but we really don’t need anymore moisture! Scattered showers linger over 60% of Ohio Monday, bringing an additional quarter of an inch or less. Strong south winds arrive for next Tuesday and will bring in much warmer air. This air will lead to an increase in instability and provide fuel for a significant thunderstorm outbreak Tuesday night. Sun will be followed increasing clouds Tuesday, also signaling a big change. Rain and thunderstorms come in Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday. Rain totals look to be from 25″-1″ with 90% coverage. Thursday turns out partly sunny but turn cooler. The map at right shows 10 day cumulative rainfall potential. The extended period still has rain for Friday the 24th, mostly in the afternoon and evening. Totals will be from .2” to .5” and coverage will be 80%. We are dry for the start of the Memorial Day weekend Saturday and Sunday. However, Memorial Day itself now looks wet, with rain and thunderstorms for Monday the 27th, and those run right into Tuesday the 28th. Rain totals run from half to 2” and we expect 100% coverage for the event. Finally, we end the extended period with a partly sunny, dry day for Wednesday the 29th.
Volvo XC90 R-DesignVolvo XC90, the SUV recently launched in international markets, now gets a sporty R-Design trim with cosmetic upgrades and new equipment. This is actually the standard XC90 equipped with an R-Design package. The R-Design kit comprises of modified front and rear bumpers, larger alloys with slightly different wheel arches, twin exhausts and silver-painted roof rails, along with new wing mirrors. A more aerodynamic style gives the SUV a more aggressive look as compared to the standard model.On the inside, the Volvo XC90 R-design gets new sports seats, steering wheel paddles, perforated-leather wrapped steering and sports pedals as part of standard equipment.According to Volvo, the R-Design trim will be slotted above its entry-level Momentum and be a sportier alternative to the more luxurious Inscription variant. Says Alain Visser, senior vice president, marketing, sales and customer service, Volvo Car Group, “In principle, we have replaced the previous top level with the Inscription and R-Design versions. Both of them feature an elevated content, carefully chosen to emphasize each of their distinctive individual personalities,” No changes have been made to the engine of the XC90. It gets the 4-cylinder diesel and petrol units and also the top-of-the-line T8 plug-in hybrid variant. The plug-in features a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder unit driving the front wheels and an 80bhp electric motor to power its rear axle. In total, the combined output is rated at 400bhp.Recently Volvo India launched the R-Design trims of the S60 and XC60 here. As the new XC90 likely to be launched in India in early 2015, the R-Design trim could also be considered for the country.advertisement
Sixty-six students, who have done well academically, were presented with school supplies by the Administrator General’s Department (AGD) on Thursday (August 31). The students, who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CAPE), received packages containing thumb drives, geometry sets, notebooks, and rulers, among other things. Story Highlights Sixty-six students, who have done well academically, were presented with school supplies by the Administrator General’s Department (AGD) on Thursday (August 31).The students, who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CAPE), received packages containing thumb drives, geometry sets, notebooks, and rulers, among other things.Of the recipients, 57 are beneficiaries of estates being administered by the Department, while the other nine are children of employees.Addressing the Department’s third staging of its Educational Awards Ceremony at its downtown Kingston offices, Administrator-General, Lona Brown, extended congratulations to the students on their success.She also lauded the guardians of the beneficiaries for their continued support.“We are pleased that we are here for you although we cannot replace those you have lost, but we consider you all a part of the AGD family and we thank God that he has placed us together,” she told them.To the parents who are staff of the AGD, Mrs. Brown noted that she had knowledge of “what they all went through” and heard of their “triumphant shouts of joy when they heard the results of the examinations”.She wished for the students continued success throughout their academic life. Of the recipients, 57 are beneficiaries of estates being administered by the Department, while the other nine are children of employees.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Haiti, February 2, 2018, Port-au-Prince – The Digicel Haiti Foundation this week opened the PJ Mara de Jolivert National School located in the commune of Bassin Bleu in the Northwest department. Mr. Denis O’Brien, founder of the Digicel Foundation, was in attendance along with a delegation from Ireland and numerous local authorities including the Departmental Director of National Education, Mr. Yves Félizaire. This school is a special project dedicated to the memory of Mr. Patrick James Mara, member of Digicel Group’s Board of Director, who passed away in 2016.Founded in July 2011, this school, which was operating in a makeshift shelter, is now lodged in new earthquake-resistant and hurricane-resistant premises. The school has 11 classrooms that can accommodate more than 400 students, an administrative building, a computer lab, a library, a sports field, a kitchen, and a warehouse, as well as bathroom facilities. This institution, which cost almost US$500,000, is the 174th school built by the Foundation since its inception. It serves the community of Jolivert, which lacked a school structure that conformed to international building codes. As a result of this latest addition, the number of students that attend schools built by the Foundation in Haiti now totals 60,000.Commenting on the opening of the school, Denis O’Brien, Chairman and founder of Digicel Group and Patron of the Digicel Haiti Foundation, said; “Education provided in a safe, friendly and conducive learning environment is the bridge to a brighter future for Haiti’s children and we are so happy to be doing what we can to help these children realise their enormous potential. Dedicated to the memory of my great friend and colleague PJ Mara who had a particular fondness for and affinity to Haiti and its people, the PJ Mara de Jolivert National School holds a special place in all our hearts.”Believing firmly that agriculture also constitutes one of the pillars of the country’s development, the Foundation, in collaboration with the school Principal, Mrs. Loutte Yvette, started a “School Garden” programme to teach students about and involve them in national agricultural production. Starting with preschool, students will learn to plant vegetables and fruits, to grow them, and to harvest their own produce – a part which will be used for the school canteen and the remainder of which will be sold by the school administration with the revenue contributing to the school’s maintenance.“We are happy to be able to offer this new school to the Northwest department, which already has 12 schools built by the Foundation. We are confident that it will train several future leaders and contribute to the development of Bassin Bleu,” declared Mrs. Josefa Gauthier, Non-Executive President of the Digicel Haiti Foundation.Press Release: Digicel