Ungrateful…

first_img…to the Police?The Police Association (PA) – claiming to represent the largest number of police ranks and officers – says the Berbice Chambers of Commerce (BCC) are “ungrateful”.The BCC had criticised Minister of National Security Khemraj Ramjattan on several fronts including refusing to meet them because he was “too busy” with Jubilee preparations. The BCC’s overall concern was the crime-wave in Berbice.The Police Association believes the BCC are “ungrateful” to them and Minister Ramjattan. Now both the Association and Minister are paid from the public purse – into which Berbice puts a whole lot more money than is spent back in their Ancient County. So if anyone should be grateful it’d be the Policemen and the Minister, nuh?But it’s clear the Policemen don’t think paying taxes to pay their wages is sufficient to earn their goodwill. They harrumphed, “over the last five years” unlike other groups in other parts of the country, the BCC haven’t been coughing up for projects organised by the police. Maybe like Police BBQ’s? Well now we know what it takes for the Police not to call you “ungrateful”!!Ramjattan had also consistently berated policemen for using “too much violence” and the BCC suggested he might’ve sent the wrong signal to bandits. Not so!! We now have a kinder gentler force! As for being “ungrateful” to Minister Ramjattan, the PA compared the situation in 2014 when a LAPOP poll showed the police force was “the least trusted organisation in Guyana”. “Today”, the PA trumpeted, “this has all changed in a very positive way and certainly Minister Khemraj Ramjattan’s initiatives have contributed significantly to this current development.”Can you believe this? The Police are supposed to have their ears to the ground and know what’s going on in society, and THIS is what they hear? That the Police is NOT the “least trusted organisation” any longer? So who’s replaced them? The government? This is what the vaunted “intelligence led policing” produced? No wonder bandits launch attacks on businesses next to police stations – like the invasions of Sterling Products and Ramada next to Providence Station! Some intelligence!And what exactly are these “initiatives” of Ramjattan that produced a “turnaround” in the fight against crime? The 2:am curfew? Maybe if the curfew wasn’t on, the “insider” wouldn’t have told the bandits that the attack would be best after that time – since the Casino wouldn’t have too many patrons then. The “dog and pony” unit? We’re still waiting.And whatever happened to “Operation Dragnet” – incidentally introduced by President Granger and not Ramjattan? Wasn’t this supposed to eliminate both “internal and external threats”?Maybe Ramjattan can induce “Operation Cast-net”??…to sugar workersUnlike what we hear about elephants, most people have short memories. Take this PNC-led government – of which President Granger’s leader, as he reminded the nation at the party’s annual meet last week. Back in the seventies they imposed a levy on every ton of sugar shipped out of this country and in this way, drained billions of dollars from the industry. That could’ve gone into refurbishing the already old factories and such like.Rather, the money was frittered away on Hydro in Mazaruni, glass factory, bicycle factory, etc. All of which never saw the light of day. So now sugar’s fallen on hard times, all the PNC-led APNU/AFC coalition can do is to tell sugar workers “tough luck”!! On its closure of Wales it couldn’t refurbish for $1.7 billion and save 1700 jobs but could write off $3 billion taxes for a company that uses sugar’s by-product, molasses.Isn’t it ingratitude when the goose that laid the golden egg doesn’t get sauce like the gander?…to Prison CoITrying to speed up the Prison CoI, its Chairman caused Lawyer Lalloo to storm out when his speeches were cut short. And still Pressie’s impatient!The old song says, “If you can’t please everyone, you might as well please yourself”!last_img read more

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Cherry Rondina, Bernadeth Pons team up anew as PH hosts FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The Philippines is set to host an FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 1-star event with Beach Volleyball Republic organizing a double-gender tournament in Boracay from May 23 to 26.The tournament has attracted a total of 20 women’s and 28 men’s teams from 17 countries with 11 pairs coming from the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists This will also feature the reunion of the indomitable pairing of Cherry Rondina and Bernadeth Pons who won two straight Philippine Super Liga beach volleyball titles and once represented the Philippines in the 29th Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Championships.Other Philippine teams in the women’s division are the pairings of Dij Rodriguez & Bea Tan, Jackie Estoquia & DM Demontaño, and Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBabylove Barbon—Rondina’s last teammate in University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament—and Gen Eslapor will go through the qualifiers.Air Force’s Ranran Abdilla and Jesse Lopez will head the men’s teams that also include then partnerships of James Buytrago & Krung Arbasto, and Mike Abria & Jade Becaldo. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ronald Tubid sorry for punching PBA crasher Tan and Rodriguez have won three BVR on Tour legs this year while Barbon and Eslapor ruled Dumaguete in April.Abdilla and Lopez won the first three legs this season in the men’s division before Abria and Becaldo won in Lingayen.The Philippines’ first foray into the FIVB beach volleyball circuit in 2018 when it hosted the Beach World Tour with the partnership of Rondina and Gervacio finishing fifth—the highest the country got.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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FUSA Gets L$52K Scholarship Boost

first_imgFoya University Student Association (FUSA) received L$52,000 from the office of District Representative, Eugene Fallah Kparker on Tuesday, as part of an assistance package to boost its scholarship fund drive.According to Rep. Kparkar’s office, the amount is an initial contribution to the association’s scholarship program to benefit students from Foya Statutory District attending various universities in the country. “This is, however, a promise fulfilled,” said Rep. Kparkar.Presenting the amount to the association at his Capitol Building Office was the representative’s administrative assistant, Borbor S. Borngouh, who said that the amount was part payment of the L$100, 000 pledged by Rep. Kparkar to the association for the ensuing academic semester. Rep. Kparkar, who is currently representing Liberia at a Pan African Parliament meeting in South Africa, said prior to his departure that he had instructed Mr. Borngouh to make the money available to the association. “This is because most of the students are currently facing financial obligations at their various universities in order to begin the semester,” said Borngouh.He also disclosed that the balance payment of L$48, 000 will be made available immediately upon Rep. Kparkar’s return to the country. He emphasized the desire of the lawmaker to continue his support to the association, saying, “The Representative remains unbending to ensuring that young people of Liberia, especially from Foya, will always be reached in times like this.” Receiving the cash on behalf of FUSA,its Scholarship Committee Chairman, Jerry Dukoe, thanked Rep. Kparkar and his team for the contribution. In his statement, Mr. Dukoe acknowledged the many financial contributions Rep. Kparkar has made to the association, adding, “This, I know about Rep. Kparkar, which he continues to do, especially for the students.” He promised that the amount will be used for its intended purpose.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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BLUES DOWN GAELS IN PRESEASON PLAY

first_img The Varsity Blues traveled to Kingston on Sunday, September 1 to take on the Queen’s Gaels in a preseason exhibition game, coming out with a 7-5 victory. Queen’s scored one minute into the first quarter but Toronto responded with five consecutive man-up goals to take an early 5-1 lead after the first quarter.  Darren Elliott with one and Jackson Hickey and Jason Barnable with two goals each had the man-up goals.   Each team scored once in the fourth quarter with Alex Emerson scoring the clincher for a 7-5 Toronto win.   Barnable led Toronto scorers with two goals and two assists.  Hickey and Elliott each had two goals and an assist.  The Blues open their regular season on Saturday, September 7 at Laurentian.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version “We got off to a great start and the defence played really well but we got sloppy later in the game and let Queen’s back into it.” stated Head Coach Joe Nizich. “We have to learn to take more control of the game and dictate the pace when we need to.” The Gaels came back with two markers in the second quarter and opened the third quarter before Elliott countered with his second of the game on an assist from Barnable.  The score was 6-5 Toronto after three quarters.   Story Linkslast_img read more

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City acts to ban apartment and condo smoking

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The council approved the measure Tuesday night by a 3-2 vote. The plan would also prohibit smoking in outdoor public places such as parks and stadiums, and in “service lines” such as those at ATMs. Belmont’s ordinance would be the first in the United States to ban smoking in apartments and condos, said Warden, who voted for the measure. The council must still approve it on a second reading Sept. 25; if it does so, as expected, the law will take effect Oct. 25. The ban in the San Mateo County city would be complaint-driven, meaning residents whose units are getting secondhand smoke can call police. Critics of the ordinance contend it infringes on people’s right to smoke in their own homes. By Jonathan Curiel SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BELMONT – The City Council has voted to approve an ordinance prohibiting smoking in multiunit housing, a measure hailed by supporters as a landmark ban that would give residents relief from secondhand smoke drifting into their apartments and condominiums. “It’s to give people who are intolerant of secondhand smoke a chance to say, `Please stop – you’re violating the city’s ordinance,’ in the same way that if your neighbor has a loud rock band, you can say, `Please stop,”‘ City Councilman Dave Warden said Wednesday. last_img
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A hothead but Arsenal target ‘ideal’ for any top team in England – January transfer?

first_img2 2 If the price is right, then Granit Xhaka could leave Borussia Monchengladbach and WhoScored.com have the stats to support him moving to the Premier League. Check out lots of brilliant Arsenal statistics here, and read on for WhoScored’s take on Xhaka…Fuelling speculation a move to England lies ahead, Granit Xhaka stated this week: “If I were someday to go to a top, top, top club, I want to play there [in the Premier League].”Indeed, the Switzerland international isn’t short of admirers in the Premier League, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea all credited with an interest in the young midfielder, and for good reason.Xhaka has gone on to establish himself as a first team regular for Borussia Monchengladbach since signing for the Bundesliga giants back in 2012.The 23-year-old had done enough at Basel to convince Gladbach to bring him to Borussia-Park and in his three-and-a-half years in Germany, Xhaka hasn’t disappointed.A collective Bundesliga WhoScored.com rating of 7.16 during his time with The Foals has helped propel him into the spotlight.While Gladbach would be loathe to losing one of their prized assets – Xhaka has started 15 of the club’s 17 league games this season – his performances have indeed not gone unnoticed.His best asset is his passing. Often deployed in a deeper midfield role, he is the player required to successfully retain possession and hold on to the ball to ensure the opposition are unable to instigate attacks.An average of 81.3 passes per game is bettered only by Bayern’s Xabi Alonso (91.7) and Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan (85.6) in the Bundesliga this season, reinforcing why passing is one of his statistically calculated strengths on WhoScored.com.With the onus in the Premier League now on possession, Xhaka is perhaps the ideal midfielder for any of the top teams in England.Furthermore, a total of 81 tackles and interceptions combined is one of the better returns in Germany’s top division and further accentuates his ability to not only retain possession, but also successfully win the ball off the opposition.These traits would undoubtedly benefit any team in the Premier League, and Chelsea in particular could maximise his qualities, especially in the wake of Mohamed Elneny’s move to Arsenal. Arsenal transfer target Granit Xhaka (left) battles with Julian Draxler A soft underbelly in the Blues’ midfield has left their title defence in tatters and it goes without saying a player of Xhaka’s ability would improve their side in the middle third of the pitch.Indeed, given his performances in the league and in Europe, any club on the Continent would be wise to invest their time in checking up on the Swiss star.However, they will be left disappointed if they scouts were sent to Germany to keep an eye on Xhaka’s progress over the coming weeks.A red card in Gladbach’s 3-2 win against Darmstadt in December prior to the Bundesliga’s winter break means the midfielder must sit out the next three league games. An inability to keep his emotions in check on the pitch means one of Xhaka’s weaknesses on WhoScored.com is discipline.Only Carlos Zambrano (36) has received more yellow cards since the start of the 2012/13 Bundesliga season than Xhaka (28).An average of 3.1 fouls per game is also the most in the Bundesliga this term. A battling approach would help endear him to fans, but it’s this style of play that often lands him in hot water with officials and is a facet of his game that needs curbing if he is to make his name at a top level team.Indeed, the young midfielder is the only player in Europe’s top five leagues to have received his marching orders three times already this season.Nonetheless, the pros heavily outweigh the cons and Xhaka is one of the finest midfielders in Germany, particularly of those not plying their trade for one of the conventional top duo of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.Any team prepared to splash the cash on Xhaka would be landing themselves a top quality player who still has the potential to improve immensely.For more stats on Granit Xhaka, click here to view his WhoScored.com player pagelast_img read more

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Bayern director says they ‘really want to sign’ Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi

first_imgBayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is a “very interesting player” who has all the qualities they are looking for as they continue their pursuit of the teenager.Hudson-Odoi, 18, has been heavily linked with a January move to the Allianz Arena with Bayern reportedly making a number of bids to land the England youth international, most recently tabling a £35m offer. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is a big fan of Callum Hudson-Odoi Most Read In Football 2 Hudson-Odoi has refused to discuss a new contract with Chelsea, having been offered a five-year deal last summer.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has urged Hudson-Odoi to remain with the Blues though and handed him a start in Tuesday’s 1-0 Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg defeat to Tottenham.But Bayern, who trail league leaders Borussia Dortmund by six points, are still chasing their man and Salihamidzic sees Hudson-Odoi as an ideal player for the club.“He is a very interesting player we really want to sign,” he told German newspaper Bild during a winter training camp in Doha. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF gameday cracker Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade revealed center_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 The 18-year-old was outstanding in Chelsea’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Tottenham last night Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT scrap SORRY RANKED “He has qualities that fit our game. He can dribble, he is fast, he moves well towards the goal. “He is a young player who has great potential to evolve.“I see in him a really good player who would certainly be a good face to join us.”If Hudson-Odoi was to make the move to Germany he would become the latest English talent to head to the Bundesliga, with Jadon Sancho starring at Dortmund and Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson on loan at Hoffenheim. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion latest REVEALED last_img read more

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Land claimants eye eco-tourism

first_img12 July 2005A R150-million investment could turn a poor community of 5 000 households into one of the richest in Mpumalanga’s Nkomazi region.The Lugedlane community was recently given the 3 852-hectare Ludwichlust Farm, which is worth R24-million, after lodging a successful land claim.Now Sandton-based developers Hanrob CC and Associates are offering to turn the farm into a R150-million five-star eco-tourism destination, complete with two hotels, a golf course, 30 corporate lodges, 400 residential houses, a school, clinic, a resort on the Crocodile River and a community complex.“This project will contribute to achieving successful land reform in South Africa as a result of sustainable development of the land,” said Hanrob spokesperson Hennie Joubert.The farm borders the N4 highway and part of the Kruger National Park along a strip of the Crocodile River.“We want to make this development an international benchmark for best practice in effective community partnerships in the tourism sector,” Joubert said.Frank Lesenyego, spokesperson for the Mpumalanga Land Claims Commission, confirmed that the community had signed a memorandum of understanding with Hanrob.An initial investment of R50-million will kick-start the project later this year.Construction should be complete by 2009, and the entire project is then expected to generate profits in the region of R10-million a year.During construction, an estimated 4 020 jobs will be created. The total number of permanent jobs to be created is expected to reach 1 020.“Job creation, ploughing back resources and sustainable development are part of the philosophy of our company and part of the way we see our country moving towards broad based black economic empowerment in this successful tourist enterprise,” said Joubert.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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VMWorld Chalktalks: “Demystifying VMmark”

first_imgI was over in Cannes France a few weeks back listening to some of the Chalk Talks at the Intel Booth. Here’s a short video with Guillaume Field, Enterprise Technologist with Dell.His chalk talk covers basics of the VMmark tiles, and how to compare different plaform configurations, such as 2-socket & 4-socket and also between different server vendors. If you are benchmarking a virtualized environment, this is a must see. Thanks for watchinglast_img

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Sunil Narine back in West Indies ODI squad

first_imgJason Mohammed has been recalled four years after he made his debut while Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood is poised for his first one-day appearance in a 15-man West Indies squad to contest the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series in Sri Lanka starting on October.Off-spinner Sunil Narine, who had pulled out of the World Cup squad to continue work on his action, has returned as part of eight changes to the side which reached the quarter-finals of the ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year, reports CMC.As expected, no room has been found for the Trinidadian duo of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard through they have been included in the 15-man Twenty20 squad, also announced on Tuesday.Their exclusion from the ODI squad prompted claims of “outside interference” in the selection process from head coach Phil Simmons and led to his suspension on Monday.Mohammed, meanwhile, has been handed a chance to revive his international career at age 29.The right-hander shone in the Super50 Championship earlier this year, averaging 50 runs per innings and stroking an unbeaten century in the final, as Red Force beat Guyana Jaguars.Blackwood, 23, has played 10 Tests where he averages 41 but has been given the opportunity to transfer his attacking batting into the shorter format. Narine’s re-inclusion, one 13 months after he played his last game for the West Indies, is a huge filip for the regional side.The right-armer’s action has come under heavy international scrutiny and after being called during last year’s Champions League Twenty20, he opted not to travel to the World Cup.advertisementMeanwhile, several other familiar faces have returned to the squad. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, who recently made his Test comeback, has been included four years since playing his last ODI while batsman Andre Fletcher is back after last suiting up in 2010.Pacer Ravi Rampaul is also back, having not played since October last year. Test captain Jason Holder also leads the one-day side. All-rounder Darren Sammy, left out of the one-day squad, will take charge of the Twenty20 unit which also includes leg-spinner Samuel Badree.The West Indies will be play the first two ODIs in Colombo on October 31 and November 4 before closing out with the final game in Pallekele on November 7The two T20s are scheduled for November 10 Pallekele and November 12 in Colombo.The squads:ODI – Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome TaylorT20I – Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor.last_img read more

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