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GCCI, CDB host workshop on management development

first_imgThe Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in collaboration with the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG), will host a three-day workshop to enhance decision-making skills among organisations.THAG Executive Director Treina Butts, former GCCI President Lance Hinds and new GCCI President Vishnu Doerga at the opening ceremony of the MfDR workshopThe workshop is being held at Cara Lodge, Georgetown, under the theme “Managing for Development Results (MfDR) for Business Support Organisations in Guyana”.MfDR is a management strategy that focuses on using performance information to improve decision-making. The MfDR strategy involves using practical tools for strategic planning, risk management, process monitoring, and outcome evaluation.Representatives from various local businesses and Business Support Organisations (BSOs) who are involved in coordinating and facilitating technical assistance to Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) are participating in the intensive three-day workshop.The sessions will see participants being trained in MfDR strategy that will empower local BSOs to improve their chances of garnering funding from international donors for developmental projects because MfDR tools are internationally recognised as the standard.In addition, the workshop will enable the participants to design quality proposals which will display a response to the needs and priorities of the community and key stakeholders. BSOs are being held accountable by international donors to demonstrate results, and they must prove that they are providing value for money.One of the facilitators will be Executive Director of THAG, Treina Butts, who had participated in a Training/Facilitator support workshop in Barbados last year.Speaking at the opening ceremony on Thursday, Butts said during the three-day session she will enlighten the participants on MfDR. She noted that MfDR goals were clear and measurable, limited in number and concrete with time-bound targets.“MfDR is more than a methodology, it is a way of thinking and acting built on practical toolbox for improved public management,” she stated.According to Butts, the MfDR cycle involves five core stages: setting goals and agreeing on targets and strategies, allocating the available resources to activities that will contribute to achievement of the desired results, monitoring and evaluating whether resources allocated are making the intended difference, reporting on performance to the public and feeding that information back into the decision-making process.Meanwhile, GCCI President Vishnu Doerga encouraged the participants to share the knowledge they gained from the workshop with their respective colleagues to spread MfDR practices.“The only way to know if you really understand something is to teach it. So I’d urge you to get back into your organisations and teach your colleagues the things you have learnt… It’s very frustrating to push organisations forward when nobody understands what you are talking about,” he stated.last_img read more


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Roger Federer has impressive start to new tennis season

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Switzerland’s Roger Federer volleys during his match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)PERTH, Australia — Roger Federer started preparation for his Australian Open title defense in style with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup on Sunday.The 37-year-old Federer sent his 23-year-old opponent from Britain back to reality in a one-sided match lasting just 57 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES The No. 91-ranked Norrie had defeated Greece’s No. 15-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets on Saturday in one of the biggest victories of his career, but was outclassed in his first match against Federer.“This was a great start but obviously a long way to go here and in Melbourne,” Federer said. “It’s nice that I’m feeling as good as I am and played a wonderful match against Cameron.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionFederer started the match nervously and dropped the first three points, but dug out of a hole with trademark clutch serving. He discovered his groove by dominating Norrie’s serve and broke in the second game with a powerful cross-court backhand winner.Federer moved the British player around by crisply hitting the lines as he won five games in a row to take control of the set. Norrie was saved total humiliation by saving two set points in the sixth game to get on the scoreboard and earn healthy applause from the near capacity crowd. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Kerber ended a five-match losing streak against Garbine Muguruza with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win. No. 4-ranked Zverev beat David Ferrer 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (0) in the men’s singles match before the German pair combined to win the mixed doubles 4-2, 4-3 in the Fast4 format.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Mentally-rejuvenated Nick Kyrgios to cut back on 2019 schedule Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Norrie seemed momentarily inspired as he gained two break points before Federer once again recovered to close out the first set in 31 minutes.The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion broke immediately in the second set and looked sharp as he cruised to an easy first-up victory in the tournament.Federer’s appearances at the past two Hopman Cups laid the groundwork for successful Australian Open campaigns.His playing partner Belinda Bencic will be aiming to give Switzerland the match when she plays Katie Boulter in the women’s singles match later.Earlier, Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev gave Germany a 3-0 victory against Spain.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more


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Valverde: Messi is pulverising records

first_imgLionel Messi Messi’s capacity for ‘pulverising records’ saluted by Barcelona boss Valverde Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 15:33 1/10/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) LionelMessi-Cropped Getty Images Lionel Messi Barcelona Ernesto Valverde Barcelona v Las Palmas Las Palmas Primera División The mercurial Argentine is poised to take in his 594th appearance for the La Liga giants, with his manager in awe of his appetite for milestones Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has praised Lionel Messi’s capacity for “pulverising records” as he prepares to surpass Carles Puyol’s tally of club appearances.Messi is already joint-third with Puyol on Barca’s all-time list with 593 and will move on to 594 when Barca host Las Palmas in La Liga on Sunday.Barcelona 10/1 to beat Las Palmas 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Speaking at his pre-match media conference, Valverde said of the Argentina international: “His capacity for pulverising records – it’s one record after the other, beating record after record after record. “Puyol was here for lots of years, and Messi is just 30 and he is already past Puyol.”Leo #Messi equals @Carles5puyol and is now third on the all time appearance list for Barça https://t.co/7NOcHS9ygQ pic.twitter.com/qqYRNWtUvd— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 27, 2017Valverde has won eight from eight as Barca coach in La Liga and the Champions League, helping to allay concerns following Neymar’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain and their Supercopa de Espana loss to arch-rivals Real Madrid.Asked if their start had raised morale in the dressing room, Valverde replied: “Winning is always nice. It’s good for everybody, even though you win you can’t let your guard down.”You permanently need to be cautious and need to keep that tension to keep wanting to win all the time.”If you want to convince somebody about a project then you need to win. In football that’s how it works because no matter how nice the script is, if you don’t win at the end of the day you’re not doing your job right.”Barca face a Las Palmas side under the tutelage of Pako Ayestaran, who took over from Manolo Marquez this week following his resignation.But Valverde does not expect the change in the dugout to impact the game too much.”With such a short turnaround there’s not going to have been very much change to the team,” he added.”This is one of those games where it is perhaps hard to judge, where we can think about what Pako Ayestaran did at Valencia. It’s going to be difficult because we know Pako Ayestaran likes to organise his team well.”last_img read more