Job Vacancy: Chef de Partie sought by Radisson Blu

first_imgJob Vacancy: Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny are currently seeking a motivated Chef de Partie to join their top-class team.Is BLU for you?Do you crave the taste of success? Say ‘Yes I Can!’  because here at the Radisson Blu, Letterkenny we’re looking for foodies just like you! At Radisson Blu Hotels, we stand out together as one team and make memorable moments for our guests.If you love a fast paced, inspirational environment, full of people who are powered by passion, then you are just what we need.Our Chefs are talented individuals and team players with a flare for great food concepts. Requirements & Responsibilities: Qualification in Professional and Practical Cookery with 3-4 years experience preferably in a fast-paced environment or with 4-star hotel experience.HACCP qualification essential.Must be passionate about food and focused on working to the highest standards.Must be able to work as part of a team or independently and have excellent communication skills.Well groomed neat and professional in both appearance and attitude.Be able to assist in the preparation of food to a high standard and to be able to guide junior staff in the kitchen.Terms/BenefitsAn attractive salary, rostered over five daysFree Health Club Membership50% off food bills in Hotel restaurant and barDiscounted employee rates in Radisson Group Hotels in Ireland and throughout the world.To apply for the vacancy please email your CV to collette.langan@radissonblu.comJob Vacancy: Chef de Partie sought by Radisson Blu was last modified: May 29th, 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

Warriors likely to keep final roster spot open for financial flexibility

first_imgThe Warriors have made all of their free-agent and draft signings official by Thursday, and technically they could still do more.It appears unlikely, though. The Warriors plan to keep their 15th and final regular-season spot open both to trim salary and maximize roster flexibility in case they want to sign a training camp invitee or acquire an additional player in a mid-season trade.After acquiring D’Angelo Russell from Brooklyn in a sign-and-trade to offset Kevin Durant’s departure, the …last_img

#SheSpeaks by Lady Nam: Find Your Voice with Nambitha Ben-Mazwi

first_imgPlay Your Part ambassador, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, affectionately known as Lady Nam is an entertainer and philanthropist with a passion for community development. Lady Nam’s philanthropy is driven by a longing to make a positive impact in society using her personal brand and platform to reach out, educate and empower young girls and women.“Girls compete with girls, but women empower other women” says Lady Nam.Most notably, Lady Nam has created a platform for engagement on social media called #SheSpeaks by Lady Nam. This initiative aims to uplift young girls and women by encouraging them to find their voices in their careers and personal lives using #SheSpeaks by Lady Nam. Discussions address topics such as financial management, entrepreneurship, career guidance, spirituality, health and beauty.The initiative lives off social media and is amplified through various face-to-face interactions that Lady Nam has with experts from various fields, her entertainment industry peers and her mentees.“#SheSpeaks by Lady Nam is a women’s movement. It’s about empowering young girls and women. It’s about women finding their voice and after finding their voice, it’s about them walking, speaking and living their purpose.” says Lady Nam.Follow Lady Nam on YouTube to find out how you can get involved and find your voice.last_img read more

Book review: ‘A Corner of a Foreign field: The Indian History of a British Sport’

first_imgA Corner of a Foreign field: The Indian History of a British Sport By Ramachandra Guha Picador When Aamir Khan turned the story of a fictional cricket match in the 19th century into both a commercial success and a bold cultural statement, it appeared that Ashis Nandy’s contention that cricket,A Corner of a Foreign field: The Indian History of a British Sport By Ramachandra Guha Picador When Aamir Khan turned the story of a fictional cricket match in the 19th century into both a commercial success and a bold cultural statement, it appeared that Ashis Nandy’s contention that cricket was an Indian game invented by the English had received the final endorsement. After all, now, Bollywood had even decided to create a mythology around it.Indian sport’s most famous and historically documented anti-colonial statement was the 1911 victory of the barefoot Mohun Bagan football team over the East Yorkshire Regiment. But in the early 21st century football didn’t give rise to a Lagaan. Cricket did.Ramachandra Guha, writer and historian, throws this pitiful piece of sociological analysis into the dustbin. Well before the Yorkshire Regiment and Lagaan, in 1906 a team of Hindus beat a team of Europeans in a match in Bombay that was written about with great glee in the press, including in the faraway Madras Mail.Guha recounts this and more with relish in his new book, a social history of Indian cricket. It will drive large holes in popular perceptions about the growth and development of cricket in the Indian imagination. Urban India, Guha believes, was drawn to cricket and deeply linked with it long before Independence. A Corner of a Foreign Field is, he says, the story of “forgotten connections and forgotten cricketers”.Ramachandra Guha: Historian on weekdays, cricket writer over the weekendsThe 44-year-old Bangalore-based writer says, “Indian cricket has always reflected the issues of the society around it-whether it was caste, race and religion in the early years of the 20th century or nationalism and commerce today.” That’s not the story we’ve been told.The accepted social history of Indian cricket involves colonial inheritance, princely patronage, quirky tales about Porbander and Vizzy and Lord Harris slowly evolving into the inspired leadership of the Nawab of Pataudi, the great wins in 1971, followed by the era of Sunil Gavaskar, the 1983 World Cup, Kapil Dev, satellite television, Sachin Tendulkar and the high-pitched mayhem we now know and love.advertisementThat remained the tale because, says Guha, “historians are not interested in sports and sports writers are not interested in history and politics”. Er … guilty as charged, on both sides.Guha too considers himself a historian on weekdays and a cricket writer over the weekend, choosing to keep the two occupations divorced from each other. “I always thought cricket and history would be separate. Maybe at the back of my mind I didn’t want to contaminate a sport I loved with politics.”Foreign Field then is a masterly crossover both ways. The differences between Indian history and Indian cricket history were, he discovered, not quite irreconcilable. They came together in the form of a man who is one of Guha’s two personal favourites: the Dalit cricketer Palwankar Baloo, researched and reintroduced to the wider world by Guha in the 1990s.This book happened, he says, by “accident” as he continued his research into Baloo’s life. Baloo, in fact, is almost a metaphor for the entire book, for the centrality of cricket in Indian cultural life: a cricketer of great skill, Baloo was a giant to his own community, a figure so influential he mediated between Gandhi and Ambedkar in 1932. In 1937, he was the Congress candidate against Ambedkar in an election which he lost by a nar row margin. “It started with Baloo but by the time I’d finished … I didn’t think I’d have so much.”Indians have, he says, “always been crazy about cricket”-their adoration for the marvellous Colonel C.K. Nayudu is proof enough. In Nayudu, they had a “nationalist icon-easily the equal of Tendulkar” in an age before mass media and live television.Guha’s writing on cricketers of old has always been like a good sepia-toned photograph, containing within it both nostalgia and clarity. On the contemporary batch he is understated and generous, qualities hard to find in the quote-and-dagger, push-and-shove of the modern cricket press.He certainly has more sympathy for Sourav Ganguly & Co. “In the 1950s, when India began to win Test matches, Jawaharlal Nehru never entered the picture. Today our cricketers are expected to substitute for all our failures-they must win matches because our economy is bad or whatever. It’s an unfair burden.”Losing is a “national humiliation/ shame/ disgrace”, India-Pakistan cricket is a crown of thorns and we are forever being told that the sport has a special status because it evokes “national sentiment”; Guha pokes the cricket chauvinists in the eye in Foreign Field, recounting the time when RSS leader M.S. Golwalkar demanded that the game be banned from post-Independence India. Today, Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani smiles and feeds Wasim Akram a few ladoos.advertisementForeign Field will become-and it’s not even a professional risk to say this-a modern classic of Indian cricket writing. There are bound to be comparisons to C.L.R. James’ Beyond the Boundary, something that makes the genteel Guha wince.This is not-the Arundhati Roy episode notwithstanding-a man of the screaming headline or the 10-second soundbite. “Boundary is inimitable. All I wanted to do was write a social history of Indian cricket and make it interesting.” He is currently working on a history of Independent India. Don’t be too surprised if cricketers begin to pop up in it.There are, he believes, entire libraries waiting to be written on the subject, treasures waiting to be found for the scholar or the cricket writer who ventures beyond the conventional boundaries of their individual subject- regional histories, cricket folklore or even the spread of the game beyond the major metros. Foreign Field should certainly spark off a few other searches. Cultural anthropologist, social historian, sociologist, cricket writer … whoever turns to Indian cricket will not end up emptyhanded.Plus, of course, there could even be another Bollywood blockbuster waiting to be made. Based, this time, on a true story.EXCERPTCricket chauvinismAfter their victories in the West Indies and England in 1971, a further twelve years were to pass before India won anything of substance on the cricket field. But this was the big prize, the World Cup itself.The tournament was played in England, and the fancied teams included the hosts, Pakistan, and the West Indies. India started at 50 to 1 outsiders, and even the captain, the superb all-round cricketer Kapil Dev, thought only that his men were ‘capable of a surprise or two’.But they played above themselves to reach the semi-finals. In this round they beat England. Now they would play the West Indies, who had won the trophy in 1975 and 1979, and were generally regarded as unbeatable in the one-day game.For the final at Lord’s the rival supporters ‘had turned the ground into a carnival with the cymbals and bongos of the West Indian supporters in disharmonious rhythm with the dholaks and temple bells of the Indian supporters’.The latter fell silent when Kapil Dev’s side were shot out for the low score of 183. But a few West Indian wickets fell early, panic set in the lower-middle order, and finally they fell forty-three runs short.As it happened, Indira Gandhi was now prime minister once more. Mrs Gandhi sent an early telegram to the cricketers, which said, interalia, that ‘My slogan is India can do it. Thank you for living up to it’. (This slogan, with the cricketers’ photographs, was then displayed on state-owned petrol stations all over India.)The patriotic spirit had caught the players. When they landed at Bombay airport to a crowd shouting ‘Kapil Dev zindabad’, the captain immediately corrected them by saying ‘Bharat zindabad’.advertisementAfter a reception in Bombay the players went home for a few days, and reassembled in Delhi to meet the prime minister. For her reception to the players, held on the lawns of Hyderabad House, Mrs Gandhi was dressed in cricket colours: a dotted white sari with a matching white blouse.The Prime Minister spoke to each player, held the Cup herself, posed for photographs and made a short speech where she told the players: ‘Shabash, keep the flag flying.’What she said next was more notable: to quote a press report, ‘the Prime Minister however expressed surprise that the English press was underplaying the achievement of the Indian team. She said the entire nation had been thrilled at the victory’ The Indian cricket victories of 1971 had taken place in between two personal political victories for Mrs Gandhi; in the elections of January, and on the battlefield in December.Indeed, after that winter’s war against Pakistan-which India won, comprehensively-the cricketers were commandeered for national service. They were asked to play a round of matches to raise money for the Bangladesh Fund.At these games, played all over India, lesser politicians sought also to reflect some of the glory onto themselves. The cricketers, wrote one critic in disgust, ‘became part of a multipurpose circus that went round and round the country- a bandwagon to climb for leaders from all shades of public life’.The nationalism of Mrs Gandhi was a curious mixture of paranoia and triumphalism. Even at the time of her greatest victories she spoke darkly of the ‘enemies of the nation’. In 1971 these were the princes, the capitalists, and the western world.The United States had openly supported Pakistan, and even sent the Seventh Fleet into the Indian Ocean. In this context cricket and cricketers would be used to help Indira, and India, keep those ever-threatening forces at bay.When the Indian team won the World Cup in 1983 Mrs Gandhi was not as firmly in control as in 1971. Her party was riven by inner tensions, her nation riven by regional loyalties-or disloyalties-in particular the rebellions then active in Assam and the Punjab.And the external enemies were also present: note the brooding reference in her speech to the apparent hostility to Indian cricketers of the British press. To suggest that Indira Gandhi saw herself as the Kapil Dev of politics may not be entirely far-fetched.Should the cricket craze in India be compared with the Brazilian love for soccer, then? In that country soccer has become the vehicle for the unfulfilled aspirations of everyday life.The game of football provides a ‘breathing space between a horrific immediate past and an anxiously uncertain future’. Brazil still grapples with an unequal society and an imperfect democracy, but at least they win the World Cup, world sport’s greatest prize, once in every two or three attempts.In India, however, the expression of sporting nationalism is accentuated both by the continuing poverty of its peoples and the very widely dispersed nature of its on-field triumphs.Between 1986 and 1999 India did not lose a single Test series at home, playing in a climate and general environment suitable to its players and on pitches doctored for its spin bowlers. In that same period it only won one Test match overseas, in Sri Lanka.It has won one World Cup out of seven played thus far. It is thirty years since it won a Test series in West Indies, and it has still never won one in Australia. But hope lingers, kept alive by memories of other victories: in West Indies and England in 1971, the World Cup in 1983, the World Championship of Cricket in 1985.Meanwhile, the integration of the world through television and the liberalisation of India’s own economy have made comparisons with other countries more obvious and less palatable.India will never be a Tiger to match the other Asian Tigers. India ranks at about 150 in the World Development Report, just below Namibia and just above Haiti. It is the cricketers, and they alone, who are asked to redeem these failures.Especially in the last decade, cricket nationalism has become more intense and ferocious. One sign is the increasing hostility to cricketers from other countries. In the past, the Indian cricket fan was inclusive in his sympathies; he would worship the West Indian Frankie Worrell and the Englishman Tony Greig alongside Vinoo Mankad and Gundappa Viswanath.This characteristic seemed to confirm the remark of the anthropologist Verrier Elwin that where Christians believe more in God, Hindus believe in more Gods. But it appears that Hinduism has become semiticised.Chauvinism has triumphed over generosity. Our side must win, at any cost. Stone throwing, arson and other acts of vandalism have become increasingly common, especially when India is on the verge of defeat.Such hyper-nationalism places a massive burden on our cricketers. When they lose, the response tends to the vicious. Newspapers call into question the fitness, probity and patriotism of the defeated cricketers.Fans burn their effigies on the streets, and sometimes throw stones at their homes. Win or lose, it is hard work playing cricket for India nowadays. I suppose the ever-increasing pay packet compensates.Edited excerpts from A Corner of a Foreign Field. Ramachandra Guha 2002last_img read more

Womens Entrepreneurship A No Ceilings Conversation with Chelsea Clinton

first_imgOn Monday, April 6, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will join Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, the Chairman of Twitter, and a founder of both, to host Women’s Entrepreneurship: A No Ceilings Conversation at Spelman College.They will be joined by Beverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spelman College, Tina Wells, CEO of Buzz Marketing, Cherita Kempson, Co-Founder of Endulge Cupcakes, Spelman students and local business owners to discuss what works in women’s entrepreneurship.New data recently released by No Ceilings finds that critical barriers to women’s full economic participation remain — both in the United States and abroad. Monday’s event will highlight the ways in which new technologies are empowering small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. It will also discuss how young women in STEM can excel through programs like College Code Camp — a five-day immersion program that brings together women engineering students to build a stronger community around women in technology.Women’s Entrepreneurship: A No Ceilings Conversation is the continuation in a series of live and virtual discussions designed to hear directly from women and girls, as well as men and boys, about how to support and expand opportunities for all. This conversation follows the release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report on March 9, which analyzes data from more than 190 countries on the gains made for women and girls over the last twenty years, and the gaps that still remain, as well as the No Ceilings Full Participation Plan, which provides a roadmap to close gaps in full participation.WHATWomen’s Entrepreneurship: A No Ceilings ConversationWHOChelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton FoundationJack Dorsey, CEO of Square, the Chairman of Twitter, and a founder of bothBeverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spelman CollegeTina Wells, CEO, Buzz MarketingCherita Kempson, Co-Founder, Endulge CupcakesWHENMonday, April 6, 20154:30 PM ETWHERESpelman College, Science Center Auditorium350 Spelman Ln SWAtlanta, GA 30314last_img read more

Nunavut minister faces media for first time in territory since Rankin Inlet

first_imgAPTN National NewsFor much of December 2014, Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq was forced to explain herself.It started when an APTN Investigates episode showed residents of Rankin Inlet, NU foraging in the local dump for food.Following that broadcast, the minister was heard heckling opposition members on the issue in the house of commons, is alleged to have asked for an apology from the town’s deputy mayor for raising the subject, and nonchalantly reading a newspaper in the house while the debate on high food prices in the north raged around her.Today in Iqaluit, Aglukkaq surfaced to meet the media and begin 2015 where 2014 left off.APTN’s Kent Driscoll reports.last_img

Thunder Bay police turn to the province for help to stop gang

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NewsThunder Bay police are seeking help from the province to try and slow the drug trafficking and gang violence in the city which includes a homicide last week.It was the city’s third homicide in two weeks and seventh this year.The latest was Geoffrey Corbeil, 35, who was originally from Lac Des Milles Lac First Nation northwest of Thunder Bay but has been in Thunder Bay for some time.Corbeil was known to police as a former Native Syndicate gang member and investigators say the killing was likely drug-related.In the last three weeks, police have made 22 drug arrests.“Now we’re seeing so much Fentanyl and as we all know very addictive, very dangerous and it’s just becoming more and more prevalent,” said Staff Sgt. Shawn Harrison.Earlier this week, police seized Fentanyl from two residences with an estimated street value of approximately $85,000.Many of the arrests involve people from southern Ontario and are known gang members.“They’re males and they’re usually in their early 20’s to mid 20’s,” said Harrison.Harrison said Thunder Bay and the surrounding area is a lucrative market for drug traffickers.He said the city has a lot of people with substance abuse issues – and that is what is attracting the gangs.“What these guys will do is sell or not sell them, provide them some drugs and at that point there’s an owe that’s required, right,” he said.“So to pay off your debt I’ll have to come in your house and almost essentially force their way into it and they’ll sell out of their residence.”Harrison said with gangs comes the violence that is associated with them.And the problem there he said, is that the violence is so bad that it is silencing victims.“They have a tendency to use violence. There’s also an intimidation factor they wield to keep people in line. We do find we do encounter large amounts of fear by people and thus having a hard time getting statements, witness statements, victim statements for that matter.”Harrison said they’ve been able to execute several search warrants in local city residences with the help of other police services in the region who are seeing the same problem.“They can charge more up in Thunder Bay for drugs than they can for in southern Ontario and even more so up in the northern communities. So we see that are they are moving out of the Thunder Bay area and thus the partnerships we made.”The Thunder Bay police requested assistance from the province in September.In a statement to APTN, the police chief said she recently sent a second letter to the province and so far no commitments have been made.A ministry spokesperson said they’ve received one letter but not a read more