Large number of Guyanese pursuing ABE qualification – regional manager

first_imgABE Regional Manager Kereesa Carrington-Nunez (centre) along with students of the Accountancy Training Centre (ATC)The Association of Business Executives (ABE), a United Kingdom organisation, which seeks to develop business and management qualifications internationally, aims to raise awareness on the significance of its programme, with Guyana being one of its targeted countries.During a question-and-answer session at the Accountancy Training Centre (ATC) on Tuesday, ABE Regional Manager to the Caribbean, Kereesa Carrington-Nunez disclosed that Guyana was in the top five for ABE centres globally, noting that there were a large number of students pursuing the ABE qualification locally.“ABE is a not-for-profit organisation out of the UK … we have social mission, and that social mission means that a student can start ABE with little or no qualification, and use our qualification to progress into degrees and masters. Guyana is actually in the top five for ABE centres globally, we have a large number of students right here in Guyana studying the ABE qualification,” she stated.The Regional Manager underscored that the ABE programme was highly recommended for persons who have the interest to study abroad, but lack much-needed resources to do so. She added that persons can gain internationally recognised qualifications without expensive fees.“What you get from ABE is that you get an internationally recognised qualification at fraction of the cost … because we are not-for-profit, all fees are much lower, so to the average Guyanese who would’ve dreamt about studying abroad and don’t have the means to study abroad, this is a qualification for you because you can have an international qualification right here at home, unlike universities we are not as rigid, students can study the ABE qualification at their speed,” Nunez pointed out.The ABE offers qualification in areas including business management, marketing management, human resources management, tourism and hospitality. These programmes have no required start-up skills, no age restrictions, can be comfortably achieved in two years and include key benefits such as flexibility, accessibility, affordability, and international recognition.Persons can begin the ABE programme by registering with accredited tuition provider ATC, which gives access to tuition, study materials, and exam practice. ATC is one of the institutions, which offer the ABE qualification credit framework (QFC) at levels four, five and six, with diplomas in the listed areas.last_img read more

Kohli open to transition talk with SL, but only after series

first_imgPallekele, Aug 23 (PTI) He is open to the idea of discussing Sri Lankas transitional issues with their coach Nic Pothas, but India skipper Virat Kohli will only do it once he is done with the ongoing limited overs series. Kohli was asked about Pothas comment that they would interact with the Indian team management to overcome the transition period difficulties their team is facing currently. “We havent had any discussions yet. Those things may happen after the competitive zone is over and done with the series. I think that will happen after September 6 if it has to happen from their end,” Kohli said at the pre-match press conference here today. The hosts team bus was subject of angry reaction from fans at Dambulla after the heavy defeat in the first ODI. Kohli spoke about how India managed the transition phase after many of their own greats retired. “…But look it is difficult for any team going through transition. One thing that we decided to do as a team was take more responsibility and ownership of what we do on the field when playing for the country. We just needed to change our mindset.” Mental preparation was key to standing upto challenges, according to the captain. “It didnt matter if we were playing against a side that has played 60 Tests each ? if we are mentally more prepared than them then we are in a better position to win. So we decided to put our heads in that zone where experience didnt matter much for us. “It was the fight and competitiveness we were willing to show and the desire to fight for longer periods that helped us get through that phase quicker than what others might have faced,” said the skipper. Kohli said extreme reactions from fans are beyond the players control and they would rather focus on the task at hand only. “Im not someone who will sit here after not performing and request the fans to be patient with us or (tell them) please dont react in a bad way. Thats a very personal choice. “If I, as a fan, am watching a game and I see a team not being able to do well I would feel compassion. I would not burn effigies or smash faces, put on mannequins and what not. I would show compassion because you can understand at a human level that everyones trying hard out there and no one wants to go out there to lose or fail.” The Indian captain added, “I think people find the ease and convenience, and the pleasure in pulling other people down which I personally dont believe in. “Im sure its tough for the players to see such things. But you cant really control whats happening from another person, you can only control what you can do on the park and the mindset that you can be in,” he added. Last but not the least, the topic of Lasith Malinga also came up as he is seen by many as a fading star in this young and inexperienced Sri Lankan line-up. Asked about Malinga, Kohli said, “Obviously, age is always a factor in sport. I cannot speak for Lasith but everyone wants to keep up with their peak fitness and manage their bodies well through the course of their career. When you look at his bowling action and the kind of success he has had for such a long period of time is actually remarkable. “With the dynamics of his bowling, its not very natural. What he has been able to achieve for Sri Lanka has been outstanding. Thats why they have been such a dangerous side over the last few years in limited overs format,” said Kohli. The skipper felt Malinga could still get back into his groove. “Even when he played Test cricket, he made an impact. Its very easy to say that he is not bowling as well anymore but it could just be a phase. Once he starts hitting those yorkers again, those slower balls again, and picks up wickets on a regular basis then these talks can be otherwise also. “I cant talk about his body, only he would know. But as long as we play him we obviously respect his skills and what he can bring to the table and how he can turn the game around. “We always play him like that, we have always played him like that and well continue to play him like that till he plays for Sri Lanka,” Kohli signed off. PTI CN AH AHadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Best opportunity for England to win their 1st World Cup: Michael Vaughan

first_imgIn-form England have the ‘best opportunity’ to break their title jinx in the ODI World Cup and they will be at the heart of what promises to be a ‘special’ showpiece event, said former captain Michael Vaughan.”It’s the best opportunity in my time for England – I remember 1992 as a youngster, watching that final at college,” Vaughan said.”They got to the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy two years ago but didn’t get over the line on that occasion. They’ve got to see that as a real positive experience and if they get into the semis again, play smart cricket.”Vaughan also termed England’s 15-man World Cup squad as the best he has ever seen.”This England squad is the best I’ve seen. They have earned the right to be favourites,” Vaughan was quoted as saying by BBC Sport after England named their 15-man squad for the tournament, which begins on May 30.”I think we’re in for a special World Cup – world-class players, world-class teams – and I think England will be right at the heart of it,” he said.England have reached the 50-over World Cup final thrice in the past — 1979, 1987 and 1992 — but finished second-best on all three occasions.England included pace sensation Jofra Archer in the squad besides all-rounder Tom Curran and Hampshire off-spinner Liam Dawson.David Willey and Joe Denly, who were named in England’s provisional squad, however missed out on the final 15.”I feel for Willey, he hasn’t really let England down, but it’s the nature of international sport that you have to be ruthless,” Vaughan said.advertisement”You have to pick who you feel is the right 15 and I feel they’ve got it right.”Also Read | Determined to prove Arthur wrong at World Cup: Wahab Riaz after Pakistan call-upAlso Read | Virat Kohli is the ‘form batsman’ going into the World Cup: Jos ButtlerAlso Seelast_img read more