45 YEARS (Young Children’s Program)

first_img45 YEARS — Mrs. Donna’s 4 year old class with the Division of Recreation Young Children’s Program began a great school celebrating 45 years and counting! From left to right are Areebah, Elijah, Alivia, Sophia, Dax, Emma, Logan, Genevieve, Aiden, Ayaan, and Mrs.Donna Killmer ×last_img

Presidential primaries, vaccination referendum to be held Tuesday

first_imgPolling places will be open across the state Tuesday, as Maine holds its first Presidential Primary in years and a state referendum on required immunizations for public school students.Presidential PrimaryThe 129th Maine Legislature enacted LD 1626 last year – An Act To Implement a Presidential Primary System in Maine – with Governor Janet Mills signing it into law on June 20, 2019. The state previously utilized caucuses to select delegates for the past 20 years.For the Republican party, the only candidate on the ballot will be President Donald Trump. There is no declared write-in candidate, so any write-in votes will be counted as blank.For the Democratic party, a dozen candidates submitted petitions to the state’s Secretary of State by the Dec. 23, 2019 deadline and will therefore appear on the ballot. However, several of those candidates have since dropped out, leaving Democratic party voters with six options as of Monday morning: Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. There is once again no declared write-in candidates, and write-in votes will be counted as blanks.Only enrolled members of both parties will be allowed to cast a vote in the Presidential Primary Tuesday. Unenrolled or unregistered voters may register as a member of a political party and vote but those currently enrolled with a party cannot switch party registration on March 3 and vote in the primary.The Presidential Primary is separate from Maine’s general primary, scheduled for June 9. Candidates for U.S. or state legislature, as well as local races, will take part in that primary.Question 1Any registered voter may vote on Question 1, a People’s Veto brought forward via a citizen’s petition. This is how the question will appear on the ballot:Do you want to reject the new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions to requiring immunization against certain communicable diseases for students to attend schools and colleges and for employees of nursery schools and health care facilities? The state legislature enacted An Act To Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Diseases by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements earlier this year, removing religious or philosophical objections as a basis to avoid immunization requirements for certain categories of people.Per the Office of Attorney General, proof of immunity is required for students in public or private elementary and secondary schools; students who attend any post-secondary school in Maine, including colleges, universities, community colleges, and schools for the health professions; employees of nursery schools (but not day care facilities); and employees of designated health care facilities, which include hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, multi-level health care facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities and home health agencies. The specific diseases that the law applies to are listed in rules adopted by the Maine Department of Education and Maine Department of Health and Human Service: diphtheria, chickenpox, measles, mumps, pertussis, poliomyelitis, rubella, meningococcal meningitis and tetanus.Individuals in those categories are exempt from the requirement if they submit a written statement from a physician. That exemption is not impacted by either the new law or the proposed veto.Prior to the enactment of the new law, individuals falling in some of those categories – including students, nursery school staff members and health care employees – could be exempted from the requirement if they had a religious or philosophical objection. Those exemptions were eliminated by last year’s change, which will take effect on Sept. 21, 2021 if the veto is unsuccessful.A ‘yes’ vote means that the voter supports the veto and maintaining the religious and philosophical immunization requirement exemptions. A ‘no’ vote means that the voter rejects the veto, approving of the new law and the removal of those exemptions.Poll locations and timesAvon – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Avon Municipal BuildingCarrabassett Valley – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeCarthage – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeChesterville – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town HallCoplin Plantation (and Wyman) – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeDallas Plantation – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – TownhouseEustis – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeFarmington – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Community CenterIndustry – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town HallJay – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Community BuildingKingfield – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Webster HallNew Sharon – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Masonic Lodge No. 123New Vineyard – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Smith Memorial HallPhillips (and Madrid) – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeRangeley – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeRangeley Plantation – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – School HouseSandy River Plantation – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeStarks – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Starks Town OfficeStrong (and Freeman) – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Forster BuildingTemple – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town HallVienna – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Community BuildingWeld – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town Office Multi-Purpose RoomWilton (and Washington Plt.) – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town Officelast_img read more

Sirleaf Blames Finance, Central Bank for Soaring Exchange Rate

first_imgSeveral renowned economists, including Samuel P. Jackson have said that the depreciation of the Liberian dollars to that of the United States dollars is as a result of the country’s lack of exporting power.According to them, the exporting power would have helped close the gap within the balance of trade and other factors.Because of this lack of exporting power for the Liberia, the prices of comodities on the local market have skyrocketed.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has a totally different point of view. She blamed the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Liberia for the current stress that the banking sector is undergoing and the soaring exchange rate.Addressing the nation Wednesday May 28, on the state of the Liberian economy, President Sirleaf indicated that the lack of or the absence of full cooperation between the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Liberia, has created stress in the banking system and the depreciation in the exchange rate.The drastic depreciation of the Liberian dollars to the United States dollars in recent times is having an adverse effect on the Liberian economy with the accompanying soaring prices which is causing too much economic hardship for many Liberians, most especially the ordinary ones.President Sirleaf also said although government has been able to meet core targets, decline in the level of anticipated revenues on account of procurement fraud and corruption have combined to delay the payment of government’s financial commitment.“Although core targets have been met, the decline in the level of anticipated revenues on account of procurement fraud and corruption have combined to delay the payment of government’s financial commitment, which, in the absence of full cooperation between the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Liberia, has created stress in the banking system and the depreciation in the exchange rate,” the Liberian leader said.The country is experiencing its third budget-shortfall since Amara Konneh took over the leadership of the Finance Ministry. This situation has brought criticisms and lots of questions, especially from lawmakers, about Minister Konneh’s ability to head the fiscal arm of the government.Minister Konneh, while appearing before the lawmakers recently to answer questions about why the continuous budget-shortfalls, told the lawmakers that the country’s economy was strong despite the challenges that nation was experiencing at the moment.It can be recalled that Minister of Finance allegedly accused CBL Governor, Dr. Mills Jones, of infusing over L$8 million into the economy. This infusion led to the depreciation of the Liberia dollar, according to some people.This accusation was vehemently denied by the CBL boss and the Finance Ministry also stated that Minister Konneh never made such statement.However, the accusation triggered words of war between the two top government officials and their entities.Further addressing the nation, the Liberian leader vowed to take the bull by the horn and make the hard decisions that will help relieve the economy of this devastating stress that it is undergoing by removing some government officials who are showing ineptness in the current positions.Speaking from her Foreign Ministry office solemnly renewed her pledge to the Liberian people that the economy will be restored to its full potentials.“This effort is already underway with my direct leadership. This effort will require changes in officials, prosecutions of offenders, challenges to partners, as well as reforms in policies and actions,” she said.She also noted that restoring the economy to its full potentials will also require the various Branches of our Government continuously working together for the common good of those they were elected to serve.“It will require new thinking and strategic repositioning. It may require new and more robust partnerships with civil society and the media. And it will require understanding from our citizens to whom we owe so much,” said President Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL COMPANY SET TO TAKE ON NEW EMPLOYEES AFTER eBAY COUP

first_imgA Donegal IT company is set to take on new workers after it pulled off a major coup with the world’s biggest online auction company eBay.Donegal company 3D Issue puled off a major coup with eBay.Letterkenny-based 3D Issue created an internal communications systems for eBay’s thousands of employees.It came after eBay recently officially separated from PayPal. The technical giant’s marketing team wanted to create a digital magazine, a native mobile app and an online web portal dedicated to the first day of their independence.And of all the technology companies across the globe which tried to find one solution, the Donegal company was the only one which could answer all the questions.The CEO of 3D Issue, Paul McNulty from College Farm Road in the Cathedral Town, paid tribute to his workers.While the company has now grown to 25 employees, Paul is confident that can grow to 40 employees in the near future. “We have fantastic engineers in-house that put in a lot of overtime to get this project over the line. The credit is theirs.”And he addd “The best thing is that eBay were so delighted with the technology that they have decided to make it a part of the internal marketing workflow.”Sara Luker of eBay praised the work of the Donegal company.“I couldn’t recommend the 3D Issue team more highly. They quickly felt like an extension of my team and worked to very tight deadlines to pull off a site, ezine and app for us. I was so impressed I’m now working with them to continue using their products as a regular channel.”Now the buzz around the eBay initiative has attracted a number of other fortune 500 companies who are also looking to source mobile solutions for their internal communications. 3D Issue continues to innovate and will shortly be launching a new mobile apps platform that allows companies to create their own news-stands where they can run hundreds or thousands of apps within a single native app environment.Paul said one of the most rewarding aspects about the growth of his company is that it manages to remain local.“The greatest joy in developing software is seeing your ideas come to life and be validated in the market by top tier clients such as eBay. And that’s what we love doing; looking at the market and trying to conceptualise improvements and new products that will assist our clients in being more productive.“And best of all, we are doing it all from our offices in Letterkenny. With 99% of our customers overseas, it goes to show that it doesn’t really matter where you are located if you have a good product. Our biggest obstacle is actually recruiting. Currently, we are at 25 people, but we are rapidly expanding and hope to grow our development team significantly over the next 18 months to bring our headcount to 40.” Although most outside of the technology industry will be baffled by what 3D Issue pulled off, Paul explained what his company did for 3D Issue.‘We had the 3 platforms they needed. We have a digital magazine platform, a content aggregation hub that can pull content from any online source and a ‘build your own mobile news app’ platform.“The tricky part, however, was the fact they wanted all of their employees to be able to share content on their personal facebook, twitter and Instagram pages. They gave each employee a special hashtag for identifying that the content was in reference to the campaign and they wanted our platform to be able to pull that content from everyone of their 15,000 employees social sites.“We had to develop an algorithm that could find every reference to that launch, validate that they were an employee and then extract that image, article or video and push that content instantly into their social magazine, hub and app.“Standard apps are very linear and matched to a particular content channel. Large organisations have multiple content channels and need mobile platforms that allow their readers to specify their requirements and load the app content that matters to them. That’s the problem we are addressing next.”DONEGAL COMPANY SET TO TAKE ON NEW EMPLOYEES AFTER eBAY COUP was last modified: August 27th, 2015 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:3D issuecoupdealdonegaleBAYlast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE: RETURNING TO EXERCISE AFTER BIRTH

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: I have been contacted by a few parents who are keen to train again now that the kiddies are back in school/crèche/playschool, I will be running a 10am version of my Better Bodies Challenge from the 22nd of September, as well as the usual 7pm class.Many “new mammies” want to know when it is safe to begin training again. Every lady is different but here are some guidelines.If you have been cleared for exercise by your G.P, or if you want further advice, please contact me through the link below. Firstly, if you have recently given birth, congratulations! As a parent, I can happily say that being a parent is the most demanding, exhausting and yet wonderful job in the world. Nothing is more awe-inspiring than a baby.The type of birth you had will determine when you are able to safely return/begin an exercise program.If you have had an uncomplicated natural delivery, the general guideline is that it is safe to begin 6 weeks after delivery.If it is not your first child and you have been active throughout the pregnancy it is generally safe to return when you feel ready. If you had a C-section or a complicated birth you will have to be checked and cleared by a medical professional before you can begin an exercise programme.Please ensure that if you are using a gym or trainer, it is essential that you inform them of your situation.There are numerous benefits to exercising after pregnancy.Here are some benefits taken from the ‘Mayo Clinic’“Promote weight loss, particularly when combined with reduced calorie intake Improve your cardiovascular fitnessRestore muscle strength and toneCondition your abdominal musclesBoost your energy levels Improve your moodRelieve stressHelp prevent and promote recovery from postpartum depression”Better yet, including physical activity in your daily routine helps you set a positive example for your child now and in the years to come.When returning to exercise after childbirth the best way is to start slow and slowly build up the duration and intensity of the routine.Walking with the buggy is a great way to start; Getting out of the house, clearing your head and using the resistance that the buggy provides to work your legs, arms and core.Why not get a few friends or new mothers involved and create a social circle to support and encourage each other?After GP approval, also consider these specific exercises for the core.The Pelvic tiltThe Kegel exerciseThe contraction of the abdominal muscles is an effective way to begin strengthening your core after pregnancy.While some mothers might start moving around within just days of giving birth, don’t expect to resume your old level of exercise right away.In most cases, your joints and ligaments will be looser than usual following birth, which could lead to diminished coordination and potential falls.Consider these guidelines from the ‘Mayo Clinic’ when undertaking an exercise routine;“Take time to warm up and cool down.Begin slowly and increase your pace gradually.Drink plenty of fluids.Wear a supportive bra.Avoid excessive fatigue.Stop exercising if you feel pain.”Being the parent to a new baby is pretty exhausting.Lack of sleep, hormonal changes, tiredness and bad eating patterns can make the thought of exercise seem like a distant memory.Try and have some support in place that you can tap into whenever you want to engage in physical activity.Seek the support of your partner, family and friendsSome days you might simply feel too tired for a full workout.That doesn’t mean that you should put physical activity on the back burner, however.Instead, do what you can.Try to schedule time for physical activity.Exercise with a friend to stay motivated.Include your baby, either in a buggy while you walk or lying next to you on the floor while you do abdominal exercises.Remember, exercise after pregnancy might not be easy — but it can do wonders for your well-being, as well as give you the energy you need to care for yourself and your baby.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118?sk=timelineEMMET RUSHE: RETURNING TO EXERCISE AFTER BIRTH was last modified: September 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Birthemmet rusheexerciselast_img read more

One person killed in accident on Strabane to Derry Road

first_imgThe main Strabane to Derry Road is expected to be closed for the rest of the day following a crash which claimed the life of one person.The collision happened early this morning and the PSNI say the Victoria Road will remain closed until further notice.Diversions are in place. The identity of the deceased person has not yet been released.One person killed in accident on Strabane to Derry Road was last modified: October 14th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Uganda Cranes striker Okwi joins Egyptian side

first_imgOkwi has signed a two-year deal. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda Cranes striker Emmanuel Okwi has sealed a move to Egyptian top tier side  Al Ittihad Alexandria Club.Okwi who impressed at the just concluded AFCON 2019 finals in Egypt has been a free agent ever since his deal with Tanzania’s Simba SC expired a couple of months ago.He was linked to South African-Soweto Giants Kaizer Chiefs but will instead play in Egypt.Okwi is understood to have signed a two-year deal at Alexandria based side.Al Ittihad confirmed Okwi’s capture via a statement on their official website.“Club president Mohamed Mosselhi finalized the deal with Emmanuel Okwi Today and the Ugandan striker signed a two-year contract until 2021,” read the statement.Okwi was arguably Uganda’s best performer at AFCON 2019, scoring two goals.He scored the second as the Cranes defeated DR Congo in their opener before opening the scores in the 1-1 draw against Zimbabwe.Okwi, a 26-year-old has had an adventurous journey which is rooted at SC Villa. He featured for the Jogoos in the 2009 and 2010 seasons before securing a move to Simba SC.Okwi first played for Simba outside Uganda.At Simba, he lasted three seasons from 2010-2013 before moving to Etoile du Sahel where he played only one league game. He then returned to Villa but his second stint was short-lived as he moved to Young Africans for the 2013/14 season.After one season, he made a return to Simba where he played the 2014/15 season before moving to Denmark’s SonderjyskE. At SonderjyskE, he last two years but his stay was troubled as he featured in only four league games, scoring no goals.For a third time, he signed for SC Villa in 2017 and after 6 months, he once again returned to Simba SC where he played until AFCON 2019.Okwi is a full Uganda Cranes international, playing 67 games and scoring 22 goals since his debut in 2011.He becomes the third Ugandan to seal a move to Egypt post-AFCON 2019, following into the footsteps of Khalid Aucho and Abdul Lumala.About Okwi’s Egyptian sideAl Ittihad Alexandria Club is an Egyptian football club that plays in the Egyptian Premier League.The team was founded in 1914 in Alexandria. It has the fourth-largest number of fans in Egypt, after Al Ahly, Zamalek and Ismaily.The club is the first club that rushed to endorse the idea of founding the Egyptian Football Association in 1921 which contributed to increased popularity in Alexandria.It was established in 1906 under the name of the club of the Union headed by Hassan Ismail. In 1908 they change the name of the club from Union club to the Union National Club.Al Ittihad have never won the Egyptian Premier League but have triumphed in the Cup on 6 separate occasions with the last coming in 1976.Comments Tags: Abdul LumalaAl Ittihad Alexandria ClubEmmanuel OkwiKaizer ChiefsKhalid AuchoMohamed MosselhiSC VillaSimba SCtoplast_img read more

Sappi unveils R800m empowerment deal

first_imgGlobal pulp and paper group Sappi has announced a black economic empowerment (BEE) deal that will see approximately 4.5% of the company, worth about R814-million, being transferred to employees, black managers, a community foundation and strategic partner companies. The second part of the deal entails the issue of approximately 4.3-million ordinary, listed shares to the participants of the group’s 2006 plantation BEE deal, namely Lereko Investments (who will now hold 0.37% of issued shares), Malibongwe Women Development Trust (0.08%), and AMB Capital (0.12%). 25 March 2010 “The transaction recognises the crucial role that our staff play in making the company a success and builds on the strong relationship we have developed with Lereko.” This transaction also includes qualifying Sappi employees represented by an employee share ownership plan, and follows the unwinding of the rights of all parties from the 2006 deal. New manager, employee trusts “Sappi views broad-based black economic empowerment as a key requirement for sustainable growth and social development in South Africa,” Sappi Limited CEO Ralph Boettger said in a statement on Wednesday. “We believe this investment will show significant upside for the consortium over the coming years. We are also confident that we will be able to assist Sappi in its other empowerment and transformation activities.” The first part of the deal consists of the creation of about 20-million of a new class of equity shares, which will be vendor financed and unlisted on the JSE, which will be allocated to three new trusts that have been created through the deal.center_img “Our relationship with Sappi has been substantive and has created significant opportunities for the consortium,” Lereko Investments executive director Lulu Gwagwa said. “While this work will continue, we are excited by the opportunity presented to us to become Sappi’s strategic partner at the holding company level. Strategic BEE partners “The transaction empowers our South African employees; will help attract and retain staff and in particular highly skilled black managers; and reinforces Sappi’s position as a responsible corporate citizen within the communities where we operate,” said Sappi Southern Africa CEO Jan Labuschagne. The deal translates into the empowerment of approximately 30% of the company’s South African business. “Furthermore, the transaction accommodates the key principles of [empowerment] and maximises the ownership component in terms of the Forest Sector Charter with Sappi moving from a Level Six Contributor to a Level Four Contributor on the Charter scorecard.” These includes an employee share ownership trust, which is for all Sappi full-time employees in South Africa who do not currently participate in a Sappi share scheme (holding 2.81% of issued shares); a management share ownership trust for all African, Coloured and Indian managers (0.67%); and the Sappi Foundation, which will focus on projects benefiting the communities around Sappi’s mills and plantations (0.45%). SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

R5.5m a record for South African sculpture

first_img13 November 2013History was made at an art auction in Johannesburg on Monday night when Jane Alexander’s Untitled sold for a R5.5-million, setting a new record for a South African sculpture.It was a record for Jane Alexander as well as a record for contemporary art in South Africa.Untitled soared above its pre-sale estimate of R2-3 million at the Strauss & Co evening auction as two buyers bid ferociously against each other until it was finally knocked down at R5.5 million – double the previous record set for a South African sculpture.The piece is the companion work to Alexander’s seminal Butcher Boys, widely considered the most arresting acquisition in the Iziko National Gallery’s collection in Cape Town.Previous recordThe record for a South African sculpture was previously held by Anton van Wouw, whose Bad News sold for R2.2-million in 2010.Alexander’s previous record was also achieved in 2010 for Racework – In The Event of an Earthquake, which sold for just over R1-million. Her West Coast African Angel sold for R682 000 on Monday night.Works by Alexander rarely appear at auction. Stephan Welz, managing director of Strauss & Co said in a statement: “From the moment Untitled came through Strauss & Co’s doors, we knew it was going to generate tremendous interest.”Other highlights of the saleIncluded in Monday night’s “top 10” were two sculptures by Anton van Wouw – Bushman Hunter, which sold for R909 440, and The Scout, which sold for R863 968. Sydney Kumalo’s Horse and Rider sold for R625 000, while Adriaan Hendrik Boshoff’s Summer Fun sold for R568 400.Other highlights included works by Walter Battiss – Atlantic Coast of America II and Watermelon Eater – which sold for R909 440 each.Monday’s sale realised a total of R32-million. South African Art Times reports on other results from the auction:Tretchikoff, Poinsettia: R280 000JH Pierneef, Lanzerac, Stellenbosch: R568 400Bernard Buffet, Bouquet de Pavots: R1.3-millionMarion Burnett, Cape Vulture: R70 000, almost double its estimateIrma Stern, Watussi King: R400 000Rosamund Everard, Barbeton Daisies: R240 000Diederick During, Zulu Maiden with pot: R100 000Robert Hodgins, Bad News General: R320 000Source: Strauss & Co and South African Art Timeslast_img read more

Live Twitter chat with Dr Clinton Carter-Brown on renewable energy in South Africa

first_imgOn Wednesday, 22 April, Brand South Africa will host a live Twitter chat on renewable energy with the technical director of energy at Aurecon, Dr Clinton Carter-Brown. The Department of Energy says 3 725 megawatts need to be generated from renewable energies to ensure the continued uninterrupted supply of electricity. (Image: Shamin Chibba) Technical director of energy at Aurecon, Dr Clinton Carter-BrownJoin Brand South Africa on Wednesday 22 April for a live Twitter chat with Dr Clinton Carter-Brown, the technical director of the energy unit at engineering and technical services company, Aurecon.Carter-Brown will discuss South Africa’s renewable energy programme, which aims to have an installed capacity of 3 725 megawatts (MW) by 2030.According to the Department of Energy, South Africa has a high level of renewable energy potential and is currently targeting 10 000 gigawatts (GW). Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson  has said that 3 725 megawatts (MW) need to be generated from these sources to ensure the continued uninterrupted supply of electricity.Tweet your questions for Carter-Brown on @Brand_SA.• Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015• Time: 1pm-2pm South African time• Hashtag: #CompetitiveSAAbout Dr Clinton Carter-BrownCarter-Brown graduated from the University of Natal, cum laude, in 1995 with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.In 1996 he joined Eskom Distribution Network Planning and undertook research leading to a part time master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town. Carter-Brown completed his part time PhD in electrical engineering from UCT in 2006, which looked at the probabilistic design of electrification networks.His ground breaking research into voltage regulation design and management led to him receiving the 2003 Eskom Chairman’s Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation, and the 2003 South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Young Achieves Award. He has also been  awarded the “2012 Specialist of the Year” title in the Eskom Technology Group.He chaired the 2010 Electrical Supply Industry forum, which coordinated the electrical supply readiness and operational response for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.He is currently technical director in the energy unit at Aurecon. He has been seconded as head of technical within the South African Independent Power Producer (IPP) office, where he is supporting the procurement of electricity generation from the private sector.last_img read more