ExxonMobil funds SSYDR “Work Wear 101” initiative

first_imgHundreds of persons that benefited from training in various fields by the Specialists in Sustained Youth Development and Research (SSYDR Inc) over the years will now be given the opportunity of obtaining clothing for the workplace free of cost under a “Work Wear 101” initiative.Magda Wills Executive Director SSYDR left, along with Shola BishopThis programme is sponsored by US oil giant ExxonMobil and will allow eligible persons to be able to enter the work environment in professional attireExecutive Director of SSYDR Inc, Magda Wills disclosed that the organisation has recognised a need to do more for youths.“We have been training our young people in entrepreneurship, linking them to livelihood opportunities and ensuring they get access to grants to start their own businesses,” Wills said.“One of the things this organisation have been doing on a small scale is purchasing clothes for youths to attend school or to work, but what we wanted to do this time around with “Work Wear 101” is to provide a space where young people, who are now entering the workforce, will be able to come here and get an outfit for work at the cost of zero dollars,” she added.Some of the clothing on displayShe said that it is envisioned that the initiative will reach the 10 administrative regions of Guyana.“Our next launch for “Work Wear 101” workforce will be held in Region Six shortly.”Board Member of SSYDR Inc, Shola Bishop explained that the initiative is a “basic clothing opportunity” being provided to the youths who are in need of assistance.“It is targeting the youths who would have passed through one of the organisation programmes, we will be making sure that not only will the youths be equipped with skills but they look good and feel good when they go for an interview or job. This initiative is basically to start them off to the good life we promised the youths of this nation.”With the closing off of USAID funding, the group of specialists understanding the great need for youths to benefit from the package came together under the leadership of Magda Wills to form the Specialists in Sustained Youth Development and Research (SSYDR Inc). SSYDR Inc’s team of specialists continue to work with key organisations for our nation’s youth.last_img read more

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Bayern Munich eyeing double swoop for Manchester United targets

first_img Matteo Darmian and Kamil Glik in action for Torino Bayern Munich are eyeing up a double swoop for Torino pair Matteo Darmian and Kamil Glik – despite growing interest from Manchester United.Glik has been linked with a move this summer after impressing in Serie A and helping Torino to a top-half finish.talkSPORT told you back in May about United’s interest in the 27-year-old, who is valued at around £10m.Louis van Gaal’s side are also known admirers of Glik’s team-mate, Darmian, as the Red Devils continue their search for a new right-back.The Italian impressed at last summer’s World Cup in Brazil and has continued that form for Torino.However, according to Tuttosport, United are set for a major blow with Bayern preparing a double swoop for the pair.Manager Pep Guardiola is hungry to add to his squad this summer and is hoping that a joint offer of £22m will land Darmian and Glik. 1last_img read more

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NASA tests way to drop a saucer

first_imgLOS ANGELES — NASA has tested technology designed to lower spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely onto Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute tangled on the way down.Saturday’s $150 million experiment is the first of three involving the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator vehicle. Tests are being conducted at high altitude on Earth to mimic descent through the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet.A balloon hauled the saucer-shaped craft 120,000 feet into the sky from a Navy missile range on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Then the craft’s own rocket boosted it to more than 30 miles high at supersonic speeds. As the craft prepared to fall back, a doughnut-shaped tube around it expanded, creating atmospheric drag to dramatically slow it down from Mach 4, or four times the speed of sound.Then the parachute unfurled — incompletely. The vehicle made a hard landing in the Pacific Ocean.“In a way, that’s a more valuable experience for us than if everything had gone exactly according to plan,” he said.A ship was sent to recover a “black box” designed to separate from the vehicle and float. Outfitted with a GPS beacon, the box contains the flight data that scientists are eager to analyze.last_img read more

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