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Be humble enough to say ‘sorry’

first_imgDear Editor,Congratulations to Volda Lawrence for becoming the Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR).Now, with Ms Lawrence being seen as a potential future presidential candidate in addition to being a current Cabinet member, and being now the second most powerful person in the PNCR, she needs to send clear messages to the Guyanese nation that she has no problem with apologising for wrong things said or done.Such a gesture would be indicative of her mature and people-centred leadership and suggest that Ms. Lawrence is ready to be a leader of empathy and caring concern. Thus Ms Lawrence should:1. Apologise to the nation in general, and females in particular, for referring to rape as ‘deflowering’. After all, rape — especially of children — is a heinous crime that now carries the death sentence in some nations, and that often leaves lifetime trauma in its wake.2. Apologise to the nation, and especially children, for saying that sexual molestation of children is a ‘family matter’. The fact is that the rape of our children should be everyone’s concern, and should be treaated with utmost seriousness every which way, including legally.Indeed, Ms Lawrence has created history by her ascension to the chairmanship of the PNC. Now she needs to create history by proving that she is a leader who has no qualms about apologising for seeming to condone and/or water down the most horrible of crimes against the nation’s most vulnerable citizens – our children.Madam Chairman, please rise to the level of leadership demanded of your position. Prove to the nation that you are big and strong and humble enough to say ‘sorry’.Sincerely,Annan Boodramlast_img read more

Fire destroys upper flat of Robb Street business

first_imgA city businessman is now counting his losses after a fire razed the upper flat of his four-storey premises on Robb Street, Georgetown on Friday morning.According to A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander, Clifton Hicken, the fire started just around 09:00h on Robb Street, between Camp and Alexander Streets.He noted that the area was immediately cordoned off so as to allow the Guyana Fire Service the necessary space to extinguish the fire.Fire Fighters trying to contain the blaze in the upper flat of the burning buildingSpeaking with Guyana Times, the owner of a nearby business, Jab Rahaman, related that three men were using a welding machine on the upper flat of the four-storey building at the time when the fire started. This newspaper was told that the generator which was being used to power the machine suffered a short circuit and burst into flames.However, Rahaman stated that instead of extinguishing the fire, the three men who were reportedly working, ran away from the scene.“When the smoke start come through the ceiling then everybody get to understand is a fire, then I get a call and I came down,” he said, while noting that upon arrival, he immediately turned off the power in his business.Up to Friday afternoon, the three men who were allegedly present when the fire began have not yet been identified. Also present at the scene was Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan. There were no reported injuries.An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Berbice crab catchers reportedly missing in Suriname

first_img– boat with over 4000 crabs, clothes & other items foundThe hunt is on for four young Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) men reportedly missing in neighbouring Suriname after leaving home more than a week ago on a crab-catching expedition.The missing men have been identified as: Yogeshwar Mangal, also called “Bouyo”, of Number Two Village, East Canje; Nelson Dejonge, 22, of Fort Ordinance Housing Scheme; Ramdat Goonraj, 23, also called “Azad”, of Rose Hall Town, and Anand Deoharry of Cumberland, East Canje.Guyana Times understands that the men’s boat with their belongings was found washed up on a remote beach in Nickerie, Suriname on Saturday.The men reportedly left home on December 1, 2019 for Nickerie and were expected back the following day.After not hearing from the crab catchers for more than one week, family members formed a search party and went to the Dutch-speaking country in search of the missing men.This newspaper was told that a five-member search party went across the Corentyne River in a small boat and was able to locate the crab catchers’ boat that was found abandoned along with the engine, gasoline, and the catch of thousands of crabs.According to Milton Persaud, a relative of one of the missing men, at the time of the discovery of the boat, it was stuck on the bank of a river. Persaud could not name the river, but said from all indications, the missing men had removed their clothes and might have left on foot to get help.“When we see the boat, we feel nice that we find them and we say that we gon anchor the boat and bring them over and then go back for the crab; but when we reach the boat – nobody inside,” he explained.Initial investigations seem to suggest that the boat might have got grounded on the river bank as a result of the tide, so the crab catchers probably abandoned it and went inland.This publication was told, however, that it could take the men days before they find any residential area.“We don’t know how near people living, but we just suggesting that it might take them two days to meet people and that is if they don’t get lost … If they had walked on the beach, we would have seen them,” Persaud related.Relatives believe that the young men only left to get help on Saturday.According to Persaud, this is based on the fact that many dead crabs were seen around the boat.“It look like they throw out all the dead crab Saturday and leave the rest there in the boat and then go away,” he said.Persaud disclosed that the search party examined the area extensively, but found nothing other than evidence the four crab catchers and their “good clothes” were missing.Meanwhile, the matter has been reported to the Police at Springlands.However, Persaud has expressed concern that the Police seemed to be more interested in getting the height of the missing men rather than getting assistance to go in search of the crab catchers, who are out in the elements and at risk of becoming dehydrated.last_img read more


first_imgTHERE are celebrations in the Glens – Coláiste Na Carraige U16 boys have landed their first ever U16 A title.Congratulations to Coláiste na Carraige U16 Team, their trainers, staff and all involved in seeing these young lads triumph today over Breifne college Cavan in Omagh and will for the first time take home to the hills the Arthurs Cup.The Donegal lads won 2-11 to 1-8. A goal in each half from hero David Love helped the Donegal champions to victory.They led 1-06 to 0-03 lead at half-time and with Aaron Doherty hitting six points, four from frees, they were never in trouble – even when the Cavan boys hit a late late consolation goal from a penalty.    THE HISTORY BOYS AS COLÁISTE NA CARRAIGE LAND FIRST EVER U16 ULSTER A TITLE was last modified: March 8th, 2016 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:Colaiste Na CarraigeGaelic Footballlast_img read more

Highlighting rural health

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dee Jepsen and Shoshanah InwoodNational Rural Health Day was Thursday November 21, 2019. This day brings attention to the unique challenges rural communities face when it comes to health services and healthy people.Each year, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health selects a topic to organize its efforts and creates awareness for health care services. The 2019 theme is: Plug into the power of rural. Ohio has rural health deficitsWhen it comes to health care services, 50% of Ohio counties are designated as Governor’s certified shortage areas. There are 44 counties, or regions within counties, considered underserved.Rural communities do not see the same health advancements as urban counties. Residents within rural areas face accessibility issues and an overall lack of providers. Access to ambulatory and emergency medical services are especially critical in rural America, where the majority of trauma deaths occur. The opioid crisis can also affect rural communities’ need for first-responder services.Rural residents are typically an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and a large percentage of rural Americans are uninsured or underinsured when it comes to health care.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates rural areas have a 50% higher rate of unintentional injuries than in urban areas. There are increased injuries from falls, motor vehicle crashes and drug overdoses.A past article from the National Conference of State Legislatures, offers several options for improving conditions in rural communities. A policy associate, Charlie Severance-Medaris, suggests these approaches. Focusing on health care workforce recruitment and retention — Many rural communities struggle to attract and retain health care professionals, especially behavioral and mental health care providers. Addressing these shortages is a key strategy for improving access to health care and preventive services for people in rural areas. Strengthening disease prevention, screening and treatment efforts — Prevention programs and screenings can help early detection and treatment of heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases. Supporting healthier behaviors and neighborhoods — Tobacco use and obesity are significant risk factors within rural communities that contribute to the overall health of the residents. The leading causes of death associated with tobacco use and obesity are heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory disease. Improving health coverage — Rural Americans would seek health care if additional consideration were given to make health insurance more affordable or increase the number of service providers in the area. Continuing efforts to prevent opioid overdose deaths — Many states have identified the need and put programs in place to reduce the effects of drug addiction and abuse. Expanding telehealth services — Telehealth can extend the reach of health care into rural areas by providing over the phone counseling, diagnosis of certain medical conditions and remote pharmacy/prescription services. State office to support rural healthOhio has a State Office of Rural Health, which serves as the anchor of information and support for rural communities. They advocate strengthening health care delivery systems through their resources and programs, and encourage recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural areas. Their website answers questions and offers additional information to help leverage partnerships locally, statewide and nationally. Visit https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/state-office-of-rural-health. The Ohio State University initiatives to support rural healthThe College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences hosted a day-long interactive forum for individuals and organizations in both the health and agriculture sectors to come together and discuss health care issues. Participants were encouraged to explore the ways in which health, access to health care and health insurance affect the health and vitality of Ohio’s farmers and Ohio’s rural and farm economy. This event was based on the findings of the national USDA funded project “Health Insurance Rural Economic Development and Agriculture” (HIREDnAg). Additional information on the ways in which access to health care and health insurance affects economic development and quality of life in the farm sector see: www.hirednag.net.Forum activities examined the ways personal, family and community health affect the vitality of farming enterprises, and also the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our rural communities. Participants from around the state came together to forge new partnerships and identify projects, programs and policies that will strengthen the health and vitality of Ohio’s farm sector. Ohio State offered $10,000 in mini-grants to individuals and organizations to implement projects developed during the forum, and awardees will be announced later in November.The power of ruralNational Rural Health Day brings awareness to the health-related issues so prevalent in rural areas. A special website (www.PowerofRural.org) has been established for rural health stakeholders to explore national resources. Highlights of this page are a partnership pledge and a toolkit for advocacy. There is also a showcase of individuals and organizations selected as their 2019 Community Stars.In the nation and in Ohio, rural health care is a critical topic. The one-day celebration of National Rural Health Day allows individuals and organizations to rally behind the valuable services provided to the rural communities. Collectively these activities are designed to improve the quality of life for rural Americans and sustain our rural communities as wonderful places to live and work.last_img read more

GeoTour Spotlight: Visit Utah (GT54)

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Location:UtahFavorite Points:2045Utah is a four-season adventure destination. In spring geocachers can take advantage of pleasant temperatures and colorful, red rock landscapes surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges. This land is full of dramatic visual contrast and a rich prehistoric past you may discover when geocaching near ancient rock art such as Parowan Gap Petroglyphs (GC5HA8V), or Dinosaur National Monument (GC5H2HW). SharePrint RelatedUltramafic Magnificence – Geocache of the WeekMarch 7, 2018In “Community”Geocaching Games Find Growing PopularityApril 18, 2012In “Community”Colorado’s South Park GeoTourJuly 10, 2015In “GeoTours”center_img In the fall, Utah’s mountain ranges are ablaze with brilliant rust colors. Discover the Pando Grove (GC6JGXJ), the world’s most massive organism, comprised of an 80,000 year-old aspen grove with approximately 47,000 trees, spanning 107 acres, and weighing 6,615 tons. The golden leaves of these quaking aspens in autumn are a rare and spectacular sight.Goblin Valley State Park (GC5BVT8) is full of thousands of bizarre rock formations called hoodoos which resemble goblins, giving the park its name. Find the geocache and spend some extra time exploring this strange and incredible place. It’s no wonder Goblin Valley was chosen for an alien landscape in the movie, Galaxy Quest.Hidden Gem (something only locals know about)The Red Fleet State Park cache (GC6BN1D) offers Dinosaur Trackway, featuring 200 million-year-old dinosaur tracks in sandstone near the Red Fleet Reservoir. Stay for camping, boating, fishing, and exploring this extraordinary landscape between the Uinta Mountains and Dinosaur National Monument.PrizesFind three or more GeoTour caches in each of Utah’s 29 counties and earn a unique patch. Once you earn 10 patches, complete the geocoin request form and earn an official Visit Utah GeoTour geocoin! The ambitious few who complete all 29 counties qualify for the official Visit Utah GeoAmbassador jacket or display case to show off your patches.If you’d like a paper Visit Utah GeoTour Passport, email your request to [email protected] exploring one of the largest GeoTours, also visit Utah’s Mighty 5® National Parks (Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion), 43 state parks, and millions of acres of the most scenic landscapes on Earth.What geocachers are sayingThe GeoTour has been absolutely amazing. We have gotten to see so many sights that were on our bucket list like Dinosaur, Arches, Canyonlands, Natural Bridges, and Capitol Reef. Plus some state parks that we probably would not have seen like Steinaker and Fremont Indian. Plus some beautiful towns like Vernal, Torrey, and Spring City. Spent a total of 7 days in your marvelous state and enjoyed each one! Thank you Visit Utah and Geocaching.com. — YoungHummersWell this is quite the tour you have put together. My road trip crew are back again to visit Utah. This is my third time back to Utah! This time I plan to spend about a week here. I have never been to Utah before this year, now I have spent about 3 and a half weeks here. Your state is so beautiful, it really is impressive. I am loving the tour! — Swagwags[…]This GeoTour was (altogether) the trip of a lifetime! Plus the stories that we can tell, the jokes that we share…priceless! I am so happy I completed it. I am so happy my friends were able to do this with me. We are better people for it! Goblin Valley was a bucket list item for me. Thank you for putting that one on the geotour. Dinosaur National Monument and Red Canyon or Flaming Gorge are also places that come to mind. — anonymous GeoTour cacherFind out more about the Visit Utah GeoTour here.Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.last_img read more

Letran gets support from San Miguel

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Arum excited for Ancajas’ Top Rank debut Read Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 202:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Photo from Letran Rector’s OfficeIt’s a new era for Colegio de San Juan de Letran.The Muralla-based school announced on Thursday that San Miguel Corporation will lend a helping hand to the Knights’ sports program.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Letran finished sixth in the tally in NCAA Season 92.center_img — LETRAN MANILA (@LetranOfficial) February 1, 2018The union, as the school announced, won’t just be limited to the basketball program as the scope will be for all sports.Chua is an alumnus of Letran as he was part of the high school batch of 1985 before going to University of Santo Tomas.The Knights last hoisted the overall NCAA seniors championship in 2010 back in Season 85.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH San Miguel Corporation sports director Alfrancis Chua paid a visit to Letran and sealed the partnership before Letran rector Fr. Clarence Marquez, OP and athletic director Fr. Vic Calvo, OP.Alfrancis Chua, the sports director of San Miguel Corporation and an alumnus of the Colegio (HS Batch 1985), has vowed to help the Letran Sports Program.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutArriba!#WeAreLetran #SiempreArribaPHOTOS | Rector’s Office and Fr. Vic Calvo pic.twitter.com/AcINDu8ojClast_img read more

Added Security to US bound Flights from July 18th

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 12th 2017: Expect added security on US bound flights as of Tuesday, July 18th. The Nassau Airport Development Company, NAD, confirmed plans to implement enhanced security measures for all commercial flights to the United States. This means that travelers to the US will have to arrive at least an estimated three hours before departure time. The changes apply more to passengers traveling with electronics larger than a mobile phone whether the device is within their carry on or check-in luggage. The move comes after US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announced last month enhanced security measures for international flights into the US.Some 104 countries including The Bahamas has been impacted by the new security measures. In its statement, the Nassau Airport Development says it expects the majority of these changes at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to fall under the purview of the Airport Authority (AA) and the airlines that service US destinations.NAD is also asking passengers to stay connected to the airport and their airlines with social media for important updates.#MagneticMediaNews#AddedSecurityOnUSboundFlightsJuly18th2017 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

ExGermany star warns Luka Jovic against La Liga move

first_imgFormer winger Mario Basler has advised Luka Jovic against pursuing a transfer to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.The 21-year-old forward has enjoyed a sensational second stint on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt this season and leads the Bundesliga scoring charts with 14 goals in 20 appearances.Jovic’s eye-catching progress in Germany has reportedly captured the interest of La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, while Premier League side Chelsea and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have also been linked.It’s understood that Frankfurt plan to take up their buy option on Jovic this summer for just €6m and will then allegedly make him available for sale with an asking price of €60m.Although reports indicate that bids in the region of €35m are more likely to be offered instead for Jovic’s signature, who is “honoured” by the strong interest in him.But Basler, who won two Bundesliga titles at Bayern between 1996 to 1999, has advised the young Serbian that staying at Frankfurt may be the best option for his career.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“What good does it do me if I wear the Barcelona jersey, but sit on the bench?,” Basler told Der Hessische Rundfunk.Former Frankfurt coach Dragoslav Stepanovic has also advised his compatriot to think twice about leaving the Commerzbank-Arena at the end of the season.“He’s now showing that he can become a really good player,” said Stepanovic.“But if he makes a switch now, two or three people will be in front of him again. It could ruin his career.”After graduating through the youth ranks at Serbian side Red Star Belgrade, who famously defeated Liverpool 2-0 in the Champions League earlier this season, Jovic joined Benfica in February 2016 but struggled to make his mark in Portugal.The Serbia international has since spent the last two years over at Frankfurt and has found the net 22 times in 42 Bundesliga matches.Luka Jovic becomes youngest player to score five goals in one matchFRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – OCTOBER 19: Luka Jovic of Eintracht Frankfurt (8) celebrates as he scores his team’s seventh goal and his fifth during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fortuna Duesseldorf at Commerzbank-Arena on October 19, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)last_img read more