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Caricom seems to support unconstitutionality of Guyana’s Govt

first_imgDear Editor,On the side of the Caricom Youth conference currently being held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, the Secretary General was asked to comment on the no-confidence situation in Guyana. Instead of addressing the real matter of the legal passage of the no-confidence motion on December 21, 2018, and the subsequent reaffirmation of the Speaker to that ruling and motion, the SG instead choose to hide behind the court case, taking the safe way like the Government. He indicated that the democratic process of the court is at work. Mr SG, what about the democratic and constitutional process of the no-confidence motion being passed by a majority decision of Guyana’s Parliament. Why not give credence to this rather than taking the tail end of the court which for all intents and purposes is a delaying tactic to stall the legal and constitutional process of lawful elections in 90 days.This approach is exactly why Caricom, for all wants and purposes has deemed a failure in many ways and list a few:1.      The Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) has been a talk-shop for over three decades and is nowhere close to fruition. Similar is the single currency.2.      Free movement of people and skills is still a big hoax.3.      West Indies cricket in crisis and yet, no action by Caricom.4.      Travel in the region even by regional carriers is so expensive, it’s cheaper to go north than some Caricom countries.5.      The CCJ is also a failure – only three or four member states have signed on to CCJ. The SG’s own home country has refused to sign on to the CCJ.Caricom is run by a few elites who are privileged to get a job there and contributes very little to any sensible deliverable. It’s a big social organisation with very little impact on economic issues and solving the region’s problem. If Guyana is to do a tally on the number of monies that go towards supporting the secretariat and the duty-free concessions given to staff, that will be more than enough to give Public Servants a handsome increase.So again, Caricom needs to take an impartial role in Guyana’s political situation and call it for what it is. Don’t skirt behind the issue and say it’s democracy at work.Sincerely,Pauline Wonglast_img read more

Garda probe after driver seriously injured in crash

first_imgGardaí are appealing for witnesses to a collision that occurred in Fintown last week. A two-car collision on Thursday last resulted in one driver being hospitalised for serious injuries.An investigation is underway, while gardaí are appealing to anyone that was in the area at 8.20am that witnessed the incident or if anyone had a dash-cam from the time to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on  074-9167100. Any information will be passed to Glenties Garda station from there.Garda probe after driver seriously injured in crash was last modified: June 11th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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

Ryan Lee, July 20

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This is going to go down as the year that could have been.The earlier the crops were planted, the better off they are, but even in the early crops the constant rain is starting to take its toll. We are starting to see more areas giving up, but I know there is a lot of nitrogen to be put on in areas north of here and I’m not sure that is going to happen for those guys.There is some northern corn leaf blight showing up in corn and we are hearing some reports of frogeye leaf spot in the beans. But looking at the fields and how badly they are beat up, I don’t know that there will be any return from spraying fungicides. We still have a chunk of beans to spray with herbicide. We made the most of the day and a half that we had to spray. It wasn’t the conditions we wanted but it was not as bad as I thought it would be.We are wet here and have had constant rain but we are in a gap that is missing a lot of the rains people have been getting to the north and south. I am glad that I do not have hay to make or wheat in my rotation. Those two crops have been really tough this year. I know some guys who had to choose between cutting wheat and spraying beans. Then they either had to pay in terms of the drying bill and harvest loss for harvesting early or pay later in terms of vomitoxin, test weight and sprouting.With the forecast now hopefully they can get it wrapped up. I thought there might be some wheat harvested in August around here.last_img read more

29th Annual Buckeye Farm Antique, Inc. Show highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Lea Kimley, OCJ field reporterThe Memorial Day weekend was marked with a tradition of traditions at the Shelby County Fairgrounds with the 29th Annual Buckeye Farm Antique, Inc. Show.“From 1 to 101 there is something for everyone,” said Ester Geyer, the event coordinator. “There are nearly 500 antique tractors to see, free comedy entertainment, flea market hunting, and tractor pulls.”International Harvester Chapter 6 was celebrating 25 years. The club originally formed at the antique show. Dennis Wilson, member secretary, brought a unique international truck that was built in Ohio at the Springfield plant. He will travel a few more places this summer anticipating the restoration of another one of his prized processions. Wilson has been an active member of the club for 15 years.“These shows are great because of the people,” Wilson said. “That’s my favorite part.”There were a few new attractions at this year’s show. Both a wood carver and blacksmith ventured to Sidney and had interesting stories to tell. Dayle Lewis, wood carver, has been perfecting his sculptures for 20 years. His business grew to chainsaw carving as soon as he tried the craft for a Christmas present.Jack Howison, blacksmith, was inspired when seeing a fellow blacksmith’s craftsmanship. Howison eventually learned more about the Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA) and became a member. There are 900 members making it the largest blacksmith organization in the world. Lewis and Howison both turned their enjoyable hobbies into a thriving business. There was a lot of excitement for these new additions to the show.Every tractor sitting on the fairgrounds embodied a unique story. Three generations of the Luedeke Family exhibited a John Deere antique tractor at the show. There were rows upon rows of antique tractors in every shape, size, and color. However, all the owners shared the same appreciation for the hobby. It is the personal connection to the craft and the tradition that has kept everyone coming back for 29 years. Three generations of the Luedeke Family exhibited a John Deere antique tractor at the show. Jack Howison, blacksmith, was interested in the work on display at the show. Wood carving was featured at the show. Dennis Wilson brought a unique international truck that was built in Ohio at the Springfield plant. Dale talked with Ester Geyer, the event coordinator.last_img read more

The Rebel up for a bit of reboot says outlet founder Ezra

first_imgOTTAWA – The founder of the online news site The Rebel admits its content and management need more oversight in the wake of a string of controversies.One reporter was fired, another founder quit and two other contributors resigned last week after the outlet came under intense criticism for its coverage of deadly protests in Virginia.While some believed the outlet to be on its last legs, Rebel founder Ezra Levant said late Tuesday that’s not the plan.“I’m a flawed leader who has made mistakes,” he wrote in a post on the conservative news site late Tuesday.“But as long as you stand with me, I will still stand.”Levant said he’s going to bring in better management of both the business and editorial side of the operation and hire new journalists.Levant said he is partially to blame, and can no longer run the whole company.“Maybe I could when we were just eight people in my living room. But not now, with 45 people in four countries, I can’t do my show, and all our campaigns, and also run the company,” he said.“I need help.”Levant said while he thinks The Rebel’s coverage has been great, if even one per cent were “wrong editorially,” it could, and has, embarrassed them.“I think we need more oversight — not more censorship — just to make sure we’re really being on brand with what we believe, what we stand for,” he wrote.The Rebel has long found itself on the defensive about its coverage, but criticism soared to new heights last week after reporter Faith Goldy travelled to cover protests by white nationalists in Virginia who went on to clash with counter protesters.Her coverage was seen as being sympathetic to the causes of the nationalists who were chanting anti-Semitic slurs at the event, drawing condemnation from a host of politicians.Among them — after several days of questions — was Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who suggested Goldy had crossed the line between reporting the facts and giving those groups a platform.He pledged no further interviews with the Rebel until it changed its editorial direction.Levant had sent out a memo in the aftermath of the Virginia protests seeking to distance The Rebel from the so-called “alt-right,” the name adopted by white nationalist and supremacist groups.But when it emerged, Goldy had also appeared on a podcast affiliated with white supremacist group The Daily Stormer, Levant fired her.Goldy has since called that a “poor decision.”Levant also confirmed Tuesday that contributor Gavin McInnes is leaving the outlet, a move he said has been in the works for awhile.Among his controversial contributions had been a post about a trip to Israel originally titled “10 things I hate about Jews,” though that was changed after an outcry.That trip was among those The Rebel paid for by crowdfunding, and Levant is now pledging greater transparency over how much money the Rebel raises and how it gets spent.That promise comes after two other former contributors levied a string of allegations last week about misuse of donations.On Tuesday, Levant said in the past fiscal year, The Rebel raised $1.54 million via crowdfunding, with the average gift being $78.He said that nearly covers the $1.67 million in the outlet’s expenses.He said charity campaigns run by The Rebel have netted upward of $853,000 for causes including the Fort McMurray wildfires and saving Christians in the Middle East.In addition to donations, The Rebel asks people to subscribe to their premium online content for $8 a month. Levant did not release figures Tuesday on the number of paid subscribers.There are currently about 855,000 subscribers to the site’s YouTube channel, down more than 15,000 since last week.The Rebel was launched in 2015 following the demise of the conservative Sun News Network.last_img read more

The Latest UK police probing reports of Heathrow drone

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on a reported drone sighting at London’s Heathrow Airport (all times local):6:15 p.m.The Metropolitan Police is investigating reports about the sighting of a drone near London’s Heathrow Airport.The force said “officers based at Heathrow are currently investigating the reports with colleagues from (the) airport.”It added it first received the reports at about 5:05 p.m. Tuesday.Heathrow officials said shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday that flight departures have been suspended as a precaution.___5:50 p.m.London’s Heathrow Airport says flight departures have been suspended as a precaution after a reported drone sighting.The suspension of takeoffs from Britain’s busiest airport was announced shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday.Airport officials say they are working closely with police to clarify the situation.The report follows the pre-Christmas shutdown of London’s Gatwick Airport for parts of three consecutive days due to reported drone sightings.The Gatwick closure led to more than 100,000 people being stranded or delayed, the worst ever drone-related disruption at an international airport.The Associated Presslast_img read more

11 infants admitted with adenovirus infection at Institute of Child Health

first_imgKolkata: As many as 11 babies have been admitted at the Institute of Child Health with adenovirus. Some of them are stated to be in serious condition.According to sources in the hospital, five babies have been kept in ventilation while six others have been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. As many as 60-70 children affected with adenovirus have been treated at the hospital for the past two months. Some of the patients died despite best efforts by the doctors. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThere have been some of cases of pneumonia reported in the hospital as well. It has also been learnt that some children and a few elderly patients have been under medication at various hospitals in the city with similar symptoms. Dr Prabhas Prasun Giri, intensivist at the Institute of child Health, said that the babies who have been admitted to the hospital are aged between four months and one year. A large number of patients have been treated in the hospital so far, most of whom have already been released. Adenovirus can be a serious cause when it comes to morbidity and mortality. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to a senior official of the hospital, there is also a crisis of influenza vaccine due to the rising number of viral infection patients in the past two months. There is no proper vaccine for adenovirus and hence the doctors are administering other medicines to the patients. The affected children are developing a lung infection, which eventually leads to pneumonia. Children are more susceptible to the virus due to their low immunity. The infection can spread fast among the children who tend to be in close contact with the affected ones. Earlier, it was difficult to identify the virus. Respiratory problem, sore throat, fever, persisting cough and cold are the signs of the virus. If fever keeps recurring despite medication, the patient should be taken to the hospital and also if they complain of irritation in eyes or muscle pain. “Adenovirus appears to be like a common respiratory tract infection. Antibiotics do not properly work when the patient is affected with this virus. We fail to convince the family members that there is no proper medicine for adenovirus. If the symptoms persist for more than two to three days, the cause should get investigated without further delay,” an official of the hospital said.last_img read more

EC order restraining Modi biopic applies to NaMo TV Official

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission order banning the screening of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi also applies to NaMo TV, which also cannot be aired during the poll period, a senior official of the poll panel said on Wednesday. The official referred to a paragraph in the order which said,”that any poster or publicity material concerning any such certified content, which either depicts a candidate (including prospective) for the furtherance (or purported to further) of electoral prospects, directly or indirectly, shall not be put on display in electronic media in the area where MCC is in force.” The EC has banned the release of the Modi biopic, saying any such film that subserves purpose of any political entity or individual should not be displayed in the electronic media.last_img read more

Roy Hodgson signs new oneyear deal at Crystal Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace have announced that manager Roy Hodgson has signed a new one-year deal at the clubThe former Liverpool and England boss was appointed by the Eagles in September 2017 and impressively guided the club from bottom of the Premier League table without a single point or goal after seven games to a respectable 11th-place finish.Now Palace have awarded Hodgson with a new deal that will see him remain at Selhurst Park until at least the end of the 2019-20 campaign.“I am delighted to have extended my contract with Crystal Palace. It is a club that has been close to my heart since I was a youngster growing up in the borough of Croydon, and having stood on the terraces in the 1950s, it is a wonderful thing to be managing my boyhood club all these years later,” Hodgson told the club website.“We can be proud of our achievements last season in turning things around despite a poor start, but this year we want to ensure we don’t endure the same struggles. I am thrilled that I have the support of the owners, who believe that I am the right man to help this club move forward and I will do everything I can to make that happen.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Chairman Steve Parish added: “I’m thrilled that Roy has agreed to extend his contract and I know the news will be a big lift to everyone connected with the club.“We are looking to build on the hard work and results achieved last season and I believe this is the most important part of making that happen. It’s of course fantastic that Roy has a long connection with the club and I think that understanding the South London mentality is a benefit but make no mistake he’s here because he’s the very best man for the job as we look to take this club forward on and off the pitch.“I am equally pleased that Ray Lewington has also extended for the same period, putting us in great shape for this season and beyond.”Palace will face Hodgson’s former club Fulham on Saturday for their first game of the new Premier League seasonlast_img read more

Barcelona president doesnt care about politics on sports

first_imgThe Blaugrana executive Josep Maria Bartomeu also believes the United States La Liga game against Girona is “a great idea”Barcelona and Girona are waiting for the approval to play an official Spanish La Liga match in the United States.And for the Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu, this game is good for football.“To us, it seems a great idea. The game with Girona, for me, is only a football match, a match in La Liga,” he told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.For him, politics should stay out of football.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“There should be no political concern. The match behind closed doors with Las Palmas? The most difficult decision. Things happened in Catalonia which we didn’t agree with. People have the right to vote, the repression was very hard.”“And for us as Barca, it was difficult to choose. The members today support our political line,” he added.“We are in favor of democracy, freedom of expression, the ideas shared by the majority of the Catalans. We are against the imprisonment of the politicians.”“No matter what happens Barca will play in La Liga. Tebas knows and all our members know, I have always said. We will continue to play in La Liga,” he concluded.last_img read more