An 18-year-old aspiring entrepreneur has won the inaugural ‘I am a big Deal’ Miss Berbice pageant.Farah Valentina Bates copped the title from eleven other contestants on Sunday morning at the Albion Sports Complex. Bates, a Rose Hall Town Corentyne resident who is pursuing a diploma in Public Management at the University of Guyana Berbice Campus, competed under the platform ‘suicide awareness and prevention’.The queen, Farah BatesThe contest saw the delegates competing in four categories: talent, costume, beach wear and evening wear, with the top five having to answer a question based on their platform in the intelligence segment, to decide the winner and positions the others will occupy.The first runner-up is 17-year-old Tatiana Lancaster of Rose Hall Town, who competed under the platform ‘climate change and its impact on Guyana’. Lancaster, who was a crowd favourite throughout the competition, is also a university student pursuing an associate degree in Social Work.Pre-contest favourite Lottoya Williamson, a 30-year-old English major at the University of Guyana, copped the third place spot, as she represented her platform, ‘violence against women’, an issue which has affected members of her close family.The top five contestants in the pageantThe fourth spot went to Atasha Pantlitz, 17, of Princetown, Corriverton, after she sought to bring awareness about HIV/AIDS. Pantlitz attends the Upper Corentyne Industrial Training Centre.Shaquilla Sharpe, a 22-year-old from Limlair Village, Corentyne, placed fifth.Meanwhile, Bates also won the best gown prize. Her gown was designed by Randy Madray. She also won best smile and best talent. The People’s Choice award was given to Latoya Williamson, while 19-year-old Kelisha Ramoutar, who chose domestic violence as her platform, was judged Miss Photogenic.The person with the best walk throughout the pageant was 17-year-old Tatiana Lancaster, who performed under the platform of ‘global warming awareness’.The “I’m a Big Deal/Miss Berbice Beauty” pageant was promoted by RD Productions.Promoter Royston Drakes says the event will be an annual one. According to him, the concept is to “empower young women” in every aspects of their lives. The pageant focused on education, empowerment, discipline, talent, and building self-confidence and leadership qualities.The pageant is also aimed at encouraging women to take up roles as leaders in society. (Andrew Carmichael)
Share your voice Tags Top 5 things Avengers: Endgame sets up for the future TV and Movies This means Endgame is sailing past Avatar’s $761 million in domestic ticket sales and taking the No. 2 spot here, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is still No. 1 domestically with $937 million in the box office sales.Worldwide, Endgame has now sold an estimated $2.6 billion in tickets, including $76.2 million this weekend. But Avatar still reigns at No. 1 with $2.79 billion in ticket sales globally.Disney, by the way, owns all three franchises, so we know who the real winner is. 26 Photos Watch out, Avatar. Here they come. Marvel Studios Fans are still waiting for Avengers: Endgame to inevitably snap Avatar’s record as the No. 1 movie of all time worldwide. But this weekend, Endgame has taken another step toward that milestone, racing past Avatar’s ticket sales domestically.According to box office estimates and Disney, Endgame will take in $29.4 million domestically — as in the US and Canada — at the end of its fourth weekend for a total of $770.8 million in domestic ticket sales. 0 Post a comment 2:58 Now playing: Watch this: How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order
Kolkata: Want to enjoy French and Croatian cuisine? Café Ekante in New Town has made an elaborate arrangement to welcome its guests to enjoy quality food and the FIFA World Cup 2018 final on Sunday.The guests can enjoy the game on a big screen, while enjoying French and Croatian special dishes. The final between France and Croatia will start at 8.30 pm. The welcome drinks include Snipper Modrij and Young Embapa. As starters, the guests can have cheese, corn nuggets and fish rolls stuffed with spinach and mushroom sauce. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn the main course there will be caesar salad, green bouquet with French dressing, grilled chicken with reduced espagnole sauce, seafood pasta agloi polio, bread roll and butter, sauce vegetable, herbed rice and caramel custard. The dishes will cost Rs 500 plus 5% GST. Café Ekante, named by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has celebrated World Cup 2018 in a befitting manner for the past one month. The restaurant has been decorated with jerseys and footballs. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThere is a mini goalpost and the guests who can score two goals, will get a discount on their food bill. Those who can predict the name of the winning team, will get a 20% discount on the food bill, which will be valid for one month from the date of the final match. Experts chefs have supervised cooking of the French and Croatian cuisines. Café Ekante has become popular in New Town and its neighbourhoods, as well as in Kolkata. Getting a seat on Saturdays and Sundays is quite difficult. The ambience and food have become popular among foodies. During the World Cup, there were special dishes every day on the countries that were participating in the matches. For example, on the day when England faced Croatia, there was fish and chips on offer.
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals July 1, 2014 2 min read On-the-go and in dire need of cell phone fuel? Fear not, Bostonians: a burgeoning fleet of solar-powered benches are currently being installed within city parks to recharge depleting devices.In addition to charging electronics, the Soofas — as they’re called — are also able to capture environmental data such as weather, noise levels, air quality and number of passersby per hour. These findings are then uploaded, via Verizon’s wireless network, to soofa.co for public consumption.“Your cell phone doesn’t just make phone calls,” Boston Mayor Martin Walsh told The Boston Globe. ”Why should our benches just be seats?” City officials added that initial units are being funded entirely by Cisco Systems, the San Francisco-based networking equipment manufacturer.Related: With National Rollout, Will Starbucks Make Wireless Phone Charging the New Wi-Fi?Soofa was conceived by Changing Environments, an MIT Media Lab spinoff founded by a trio of female inventors. They say their aim is to get residents out of the house “and into a new, smarter and more sustainable city.”After the invention made its debut at the White House Maker Faire last month, 10 Soofas have currently been installed throughout Boston and Cambridge.Changing Environments is now inviting the public to suggest potential Soofa destinations and to name each of the benches on its website. While Hedy was unveiled in Washington, for instance, Boston is now home to Nanweigo, Spencer, Franklin, Nan, Bela, Lisa, DJ, Mia, Joe and Layla.Related: 13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »
Sherry Zhang presents at the Open Deal Screening.Milwaukee-based genomic testing startup GenoPalate Inc. has raised a $1.35 million funding round from investors.Sherry Zhang presents her company to investors.The company, which provides personalized nutrition recommendations based on a DNA analysis, expects to close this latest round of funding later in the week. The funds are to come from committed investors in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Texas.GenoPalate previously raised a $357,000 equity and debt round in May.Founded in 2016, GenoPalate has grown to about 900 customers. In June, it moved into an office at Work Lofts on Milwaukee’s East Side. And in August, it relaunched its website with two adjacent product offerings to drive additional recurring revenue. “We empower people with their genetic information to walk into a store and know which foods are healthier for them, based on their unique genetic makeup,” said Sherry Zhang, Ph.D., founder and chief executive officer of GenoPalate.GenoPalate last year completed the Milwaukee cohort of startup accelerator gener8tor, which made the lead equity investment in the earlier seed funding round as part of the program.“Through Sherry’s inspired leadership, GenoPalate has created industry-leading genetics technology that best informs customers on how to manage their diet and health,” said Joe Kirgues, co-founder of gener8tor. “Today’s financing enables the company to execute on its go-to-market strategy and offers GenoPalate the opportunity to be one of the region’s breakout startups.” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe