GALLERY: Team Lakay champions hailed in heroes parade

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James Harden has 2nd straight triple-double, Rockets top Grizzlies

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Harden, who had 50 points in a triple-double in the Rockets’ victory over the Lakers on Thursday, recorded his 10th assist on a pass to Clint Capela with 21.3 seconds left as the Grizzlies tried to trap defensively in hopes of whittling the Houston lead in the final minute.Asked if he would have gotten the assist without the Memphis defensive pressure, Harden replied with a sly grin through his thick, black beard : “That’s a good question. You never know, right?”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCapela’s basket gave him 26 points to go with 10 rebounds. Gerald Green scored 17 points.Mike Conley led Memphis with 22 points, while Marc Gasol added 17 points and nine rebounds. JaMychal Green had 13 points. The Rockets made 13 3-pointers, near their average, compared to only five for the Grizzlies.“We’ve got to do a better job of getting there,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said of his team’s 3-point defense. “We’ve got schemes in place to protect us from those, and we were just late in our rotations.”The Rockets appeared to be coasting in the fourth, holding a 15-point lead with about 7 minutes remaining, but Memphis clicked off a 14-5 run to cut it to 97-91. But the Grizzlies got no closer.The run was fueled by rookie Jevon Carter making his first appearance of the season. He finished with 11 points with a couple of steals and a blocked shot. His defense sparked the Grizzlies’ rally that at least made the ending interesting.“It was just good to be out there,” Carter said of his debut, when he guarded Harden and Chris Paul. “It was fun. I’m a competitor. I want to play against the best and at this level, that’s just what it’s going to be night-in and night-out.”ADVERTISEMENT Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — James Harden may be getting on a roll, notching his second straight triple-double to help the Houston Rockets grab their third consecutive win.Harden had 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Rockets weathered a fourth-quarter burst to beat the Grizzlies 105-97 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img A trio of 3-pointers by Gerald Green reversed the momentum gained when Memphis scored 11 straight points to open the third period. Green collected 12 points in the third, helping Houston maintain a 79-65 lead in the fourth.“Gerald Green came in and gave us a boost,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It was something that he was missing in the first half, like he was out of wind.”TIP-INSRockets: G Eric Gordon, who was listed as questionable because of left knee soreness, scored four points. . Capela reached at least 20 points for the ninth time this season. … Harden has 38 triple-doubles for his career. It was his first against the Grizzlies. … Paul finished with 10 points and 10 assists.Grizzlies: F Kyle Anderson did not play due to a left ankle sprain suffered in the fourth quarter of Friday’s loss to Miami. Anderson’s absence ended a streak of 25 straight games where Memphis used the same starting lineup: Anderson, Gasol, Conley, Garrett Temple and rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. Shelvin Mack started in Anderson’s place.FIRST IMPRESSIONSCarter’s debut drew nice reviews from Harden, particularly regarding the rookie’s defense. “He’s very active. . He plays his butt off,” Harden said. “He is everywhere on the floor. He did an unbelievable job of pressing me and Chris up the floor, creating some defense to offense.”NON-TRADE TALKFriday night’s three-team trade that never happened still was buzzing before the game. The Grizzlies’ MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden were believed to be headed to Phoenix after the trade talks surfaced Friday night.Instead, confusion over whether the Grizzlies were including MarShon or Dillon Brooks killed the Memphis part of the deal, leading to a lot of talk on Saturday. Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he apologized to the players. MarShon Brooks still expressed his confusion over the circumstances. His mother learned of the trade near the end of Friday’s night’s game with Miami, even trying to tell him of the report from her seat in the stands. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award “It’s a little awkward, you know. I’m a human,” Brooks said. “I’ve got feelings. I’m not just numb to the situation.“I don’t know how it happened. I guess (the general managers) were in a group text or something.”UP NEXTRockets: Host Utah on Monday.Grizzlies: Open a four-game road trip on Monday at Golden State.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canelo Alvarez stops Rocky Fielding in 3rd round for 3rd division title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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Kylian Mbappe scores again as runaway leader PSG beats Nimes

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Belinda Bencic beats Petra Kvitova to win Dubai Championship Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nkunku had put PSG ahead late in the first half with an excellent control and finish from Marco Verratti’s pass.The victory moves coach Thomas Tuchel’s side 17 points ahead of second-place Lille, having played one game fewer.OTHER MATCHESAmiens won 1-0 at home to Patrick Vieira’s Nice to edge further away from the relegation zone, into 16th place.Striker Serhou Guirassy’s 11th-minute goal was his first for the club.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. His 22 goals have come in 20 league games, and he’s the youngest player to reach 50 league goals in French league history.“Every day I work hard to help my team as much as I can, and to enjoy myself as well,” said Mbappe, who turned 20 in December. “Football’s still about enjoying yourself, scoring goals, breaking records. That’s what drives me so I’m very happy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOnly Barcelona star Lionel Messi has more goals in Europe’s top five leagues, after taking his tally to 25 with a hat trick Saturday.France’s World Cup winner Mbappe scored his first goal in the 69th minute when he turned in Juan Bernat’s pass to make it 2-0. He grabbed his second in the 89th with a fine low finish after collecting Christopher Nkunku’s pass and cutting in from the left. Guingamp remains bottom despite winning 1-0 at home to Angers with an injury-time effort from midfielder Lucas Deaux.SUNDAY’S GAMESThird-place Lyon can move within two points of Lille in the race for an automatic Champions League place if it wins at Monaco.But Lyon will be without forward Nabil Fekir after he picked up a knock in training.Elsewhere, fifth-place Marseille is at Rennes and sixth-place Montpellier hosts seventh-place Reims.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES PSG’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s fifth goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Montpellier at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS — Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his league-leading tally to 22 goals as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nimes 3-0 on Saturday to move 17 points clear at the top.Mbappe has scored in all four games since PSG lost forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani to injury, and the France star’s second-half double took him to 51 goals in the league since bursting on the scene with Monaco three years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

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‘Don’t Limit Your Education’, University Professor Urges Graduates

first_imgA university professor has challenged students graduating from various schools across the country to pursue further education as long as there is an opportunity for them to continue their academic sojourn.Mulbah B. Sumo, professor at the African Methodist Episcopal (AME- Zion) University in Monrovia, made the admonition to graduates recently at a program marking the close of his educational philosophy and health classes.45 students acquired knowledge in philosophy and health education to hold the program.According to Prof. Sumo, getting more education enables a person to withstand the difficult circumstances of life. He, therefore, urged the students to continue focusing their attention on furthering their education.He added that being well educated helps to make an individual undertake any given task whenever assigned to do so.“Don’t ever be satisfied with your level of education at the moment. Always put yourself in the position to further your education whenever there is an opportunity. This will enable you to represent yourself and your country,” he advised the graduates.According to him, the age of anyone desirous of learning should not serve as a barrier once there was the time set aside for study.“Continue to claim the hope for a better future,” he added as the graduates gave him a round of applause.He then challenged the graduates to step out in their communities and impart the knowledge acquired to others.    Prof. Mullah also disclosed plans for his school to shortly introduce courses for primary education.For his part, the Dean for Liberal Arts College at the A.M.E Zion University, Felix B. Dorbor, underscored the need for more attention to be given to primary education to better prepare school going age Liberians for the future.“Education is a constraint for our country and requires more attention. To meet that demand, there is a need that we prioritize primary education.Mr. Dorbor used the occasion to call on the graduates to be professional in their respective daily activities.Lecturer of philosophy and Health education, Veronica D. Yemi, used the occasion to call on government to improve education by providing scholarships for students who want to study in the area of education at the country’s various universities.While closing the event, student leader, Marcus F. Gonatua pleaded with his colleagues not to compromise their educations in whatever they intend to do.He cautioned them to see the teaching profession as a place of sacrifices and not one of wealth.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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Chief Justice Worries over Ebola Outbreak at Prison

first_imgChief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor In a move to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus into prison facilities around the country, the Chief Justice Tuesday, August 5, began holding consultative meetings with judicial actors to find a way to temporarily release people from jail on bond.Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor named pretrial detainees (people in jail and not yet sent to court) and convicted prisoners that would not pose any danger to themselves or the society as beneficiaries of the bond initiative.But the Chief Justice was quick to point out that the initiative would be done in line with the laws of the land. “We have to act now or else, if the Ebola virus were to enter our congested cells, I fear that we would be losing hundreds of lives. But we need to take into consideration the laws,” the Supreme Court boss stated.According to him, he and his judicial colleagues have met with the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), Circuit Court Judges and Magistrates in that direction.“We will be meeting with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), lawyers and family members of those in prisons, so that we may together discuss the release of their detained relatives on bond,” Chief Justice Korkpor added.He continued, “We will only be releasing them into the care of prominent individuals or their lawyers, who would make sure they return whenever they are needed by the court.”“These are measures that we are putting into place to help save our people in jail from being victims of the deadly virus,” Chief Justice Korkpor reiterated.“If we allow people to die from Ebola in prison, then who are we going to prosecute? The dead or those that are alive in jail?” he asked.Cautioning people against handling of the rapid spread of the virus, the Chief Justice said, “We have to handle this deadly disease with care. We need to do everything humanly possible to help protect the lives of our people.”“The protection of our people against the spread of the disease is my greatest worry.This is the period that we, leaders, need to do so much to protect our people,” Chief Justice Korkpor averred.Another issue, the Chief Justice dealt with was that of the jury selection process.According to him, the laws give the right to a person accused of committing a crime to   decide whether he wants the jury to hear his case or only a judge.The Chief Justice said he and his colleagues were considering a temporary suspension of the jury selection process.“For now we will want only judges to hear cases and not jury. This is to prevent the over crowdedness of the courtroom.”“You know that the Ebola virus can spread faster, if people gathered together at a particular place; so we have to suspend jury congregating at our courts,” Chief Justice Korkpor further explained.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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Government Cries Foul

first_imgCote d’Ivoire was the first neighboring country to close its border to Liberia and halt movements of people, ships and flights. The Foreign Ministry stressed that the current Ebola outbreak is not only a problem for Liberia and other worst-hit countries: “It is also a test of human solidarity amidst human adversity”.      The Ministry, meanwhile paid tribute to the many countries, whether big or small, that have rendered exemplary assistance and empathy to Liberia since the outset of the Ebola epidemic in the country, adding that those countries deserve tremendous credit for the progress Liberia is beginning to register in its fight against Ebola. These measures, the Statement noted, are inconsistent with advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and other experts. The Liberian Government, the Statement noted, has protested against these unnecessary restrictions and stigmatization through a variety of channels, including direct diplomatic contacts to the countries involved and advocacy at multilateral fora, including the AU and the United Nations.  The Liberian Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has reiterated its concern over the manner in which Liberian citizens are being stigmatized due to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the country. The Statement particularly hailed the Government and people of Cote d’Ivoire for the resumption of flights by its national carrier, Air Cote d’Ivoire, to Liberia and other Ebola affected countries: “We hope that others will soon follow suit in line with commitments made over a month ago.” “Blanket visa suspensions and other extremely harsh actions do not necessarily isolate Ebola; they only isolate countries affected by Ebola; and by so doing, they do not only undermine the ability of affected countries to effectively and expeditiously fight the disease but also compound the long-term socio-economic impacts of the Ebola crisis”, the statement said. Minister Ngafuan termed this situation as the height of unfairness and blanket stigmatization attitudes by some countries to treat every Liberian who constitutes a part of the country’s 4 million population as though he or she is an Ebola carrier because over 6,000 persons have been infected with the virus in Liberia since March 2014. The statement also noted that countries perpetrating these harsh measures do not take into consideration such particularities as to whether or not the Liberian passport holder had in fact been in Liberia over the past one month or so or whether or not the passport holder had come in close contact with any infected person. The Ministry asserted that the Liberian Government does not contest the right of any Government to protect, first and foremost, the interest and well-being of its own citizens and residents; but strongly urges leaders of the world – heads of state and government, parliamentarians, ministers, etc., to take measures that achieve the double objective of protecting their own citizens and at the same time assisting countries battling with Ebola to quickly contain the disease.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asserted that these harsh measures also run counter to the September 18, 2014 UN Security Council Resolution 2177, sponsored by over 130 countries, and the decision of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) held on September 8, 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Foreign Ministry, as a way of averting and promptly responding to travel and other complications that may be experienced by Liberians due to stigmatization, disclosed a series of local and international phone numbers, and email addresses as well as the Ministry’s FaceBook address. Foreign Minister Ngafuan noted that citizens and residents of Ebola affected countries have already been victimized by the deadly virus and that it is unfair and unconscionable for them to be doubly victimized by actions that are not necessarily aimed at attacking the disease, but rather attacking the fact that they hold a particular type of passport.  The Foreign Ministry further narrated that in order to forestall such difficulties, it advises officials of government and ordinary Liberian citizens, to the extent they feel comfortable to do so, to apprize the Ministry via email of their travel itineraries at least two days before their date of travel out of Liberia: “This will enable the Ministry to contact the Liberian mission(s) accredited to the country (ies) of travel to take proactive actions and be on the alert to assist whenever travel complications arise.” The Foreign Minister referenced the ordeal of a young Liberian lady named A. Boffah Kollie, who was denied entry at the airport of a country (name withheld) in which she had gone to begin graduate studies in Medicine.  This, said the Minister, is just one of many heart-rending stories that the Foreign Ministry receives daily.  Of recent, Morocco has expressed skepticism about hosting the African Cup of Nations in Rabat fearing that people from Ebola-affected countries may spread the disease in that north African country. The contact channels will afford Liberians facing these stigmatizing circumstances the opportunity to alert the Ministry of the specifics of their case: “While we cannot guarantee that acceptable redress will be found in every case, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs assures the general Liberian public that it will exhaust all available diplomatic options to bring relief to Liberians or groups of Liberians facing such embarrassment.” The Ministry then disclosed that in order to improve the safety of travel and enhance confidence internationally, the Government of Liberia, with capacity support from partners including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been implementing robust and strict exit and entry screening procedures at all our air, land and sea ports.CONTACT DETAILSDirect Contact to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia:CELL NO: +231 770 262 756 and + 231 886 002 728Email: foreignaffairslib1847@yahoo.comFacebook: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of LiberiaLiberians may choose to also contact the following hotlines at the following Liberian missions abroad:United States of America:Hotlines:+1 646-287-9755 and +1240-396-7246United Kingdom (UK):Hotlines:+44-7459704031 and +44-7438516153Belgium:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) “While we appreciate the assistance from governments and other partners from across the world in our fight against Ebola, it should be noted that no amount of external assistance can be more appreciated by the Liberian people in these trying times than to be treated with respect and dignity.” South Africa was the second to announce stopping its citizens from entering Liberia and Liberians from entering South Africa. A Foreign Ministry press statement read, by Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan at the daily news briefing of the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism (MICAT) last Wednesday, expressed deep concern over a rising trend of measures and reactions on the part of some members of the global community that can only be described as disproportionate and panic-driven. Also citing another reference to the UN, the Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the UN Security Council, in its unanimous Resolution 2177 “expressed concern about the detrimental effect of the isolation of the affected countries as a result of trade and travel restrictions imposed on the affected countries”, and called on “Member States, including of the region, to lift general travel and border restrictions, imposed as a result of the Ebola outbreak, that contribute to the further isolation of the affected countries”.last_img read more

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Caretaker Govt petrified to face electorate

first_imgDear Editor,Having issued no Amerindian land titles nor extensions since coming to office in May 2015, the Department of Public Information’s announcement on September 6 that the “Cabinet has given the green light for absolute grants of land titles for eight Indigenous communities” must be met with a huge dose of cynicism.After all, this is a decision of a President and Cabinet that has “stood resigned” since December 21, 2018, according to Article 106 (6) and (7) of our Constitution and upheld by the Caribbean Court of Justice on June 18 and July 12, 2019. Therefore, under what authority will the President sign such absolute grants and titles when the Caribbean Court of Justice explicitly ruled in its consequential orders of July 12 that the Government would be a caretaker Government with restricted legal authority?The same release goes on to refer to the “establishment of legal boundaries” and names four communities – Parabara, Rockstone, Tasserene and Kangaruma. Interesting choice of words. Does this mean that the illegal Cabinet is commencing the demarcation of these communities and therefore the DPI is misinforming and misleading the public and the Amerindian communities that “absolute grants of land titles” are being issued?Without the no-confidence vote and the growing demand for now long overdue elections since March 21, 2019, the caretaker Government would not have moved an inch to issue any absolute grants. This last-minute ditch to win votes in Amerindian communities during Amerindian Heritage Month is just an election gimmick.One must remember that the PPP/C Government left US$10 million for Amerindian Land Titling. Over the past 4 years, the PPP/C has repeatedly raised the issue of no titles and extensions being granted in the National Assembly, in the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources, and in many other fora to no avail. The National Toshaos Council also repeatedly raised this issue to no avail over these four years. Individual communities have also raised their outstanding applications for extensions and titles with the Government to no avail.This new election gimmick is like another recent announcement of the removal of the 14 per cent VAT for hinterland passengers travelling to interior locations. Following this announcement, the GRA issued a list of 54 airstrips where the VAT would not apply. However, with the exception of Kamarang, few flights, if any, ever go to the other 53 airstrips, maybe only a charter here and there. For example, no planes have gone to the listed airstrips in Region Nine for years with the exception of RAMS.This is another election ruse by a caretaker Government and we should expect and witness many more to come.The Guyanese people remember the plethora of promises of decriminalising marijuana and amending the sentencing for small quantities, the promise of 20 per cent salary increases for public servants and teachers, just to name a few. All are “broken promises.”In the 2019 Amerindian Heritage Month celebrating the first peoples of Guyana, the APNU/AFC is once again trying to fool our Amerindian peoples.September 10, Amerindian Heritage Day, in honour of the first elected Amerindian Member of Parliament, Mr Stephen Campbell, the caretaker President and his large entourage accompanied by its “green cheerleading brigade” descended on the Riverview community.No matter what the caretaker Government promises at this stage, nothing can remove the fact that the electorate knows that this caretaker Government is petrified to face the electorate.Within a few days, on September 18, 2019, the caretaker Government will be illegal.Sincerely,Gail Teixeiralast_img read more

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Minibus drivers slapped with second causing death charge

first_imgIndependence night accident…Michael Thorne, driver of the Route 42 minibus involved in the Independence Night accident, was on Friday slapped with another causing death charge.Jamal McCloudRoxanne MitchellHe along with the other defendant, Jamal McCloud, appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The offence brought against them alleged that on May 26, 2016 at Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara, they drove vehicles bearing licence plate BPP 6158 and BPP 167, respectively, thereby causing the death of Joycelyn Elcock.The prior offence alleged that on the same day at the same location, they drove the said vehicles, thereby causing the death of Roxanne Mitchell.They were both previously placed on $250,000 bail.According to the Prosecution’s facts, Elcock did not fully recover following the accident and died on July 22. Bail this time around was granted at $100,000 each.They are going to be brought before the court again on August 15, 2016.On the day of the accident, Mitchell and her family were returning home, having attended the Flag Raising Ceremony at D’Urban Park.According to reports, the accident occurred around 01:30h.Mitchell’s husband told police that the Route 42 bus slammed into the Route 32 bus that his family was travelling in at the time.As a result of the impact, half of the Mitchell’s body went through the windscreen of the vehicle. The other vehicle that was driven by McCloud then slammed into her, pinning her.Firefighters on the scene successfully removed the woman’s body from between the two mangled vehicles and rushed her to hospital where she was pronounced dead.The two drivers also sustained injuries, but were treated and sent away after which they were arrested and charged.last_img read more

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Americans visit St Cuthberts Mission during cultural exchange

first_imgOver two dozen students and faculty members from universities across the United States were taken on aSt Cuthberts Mission Toshao Lennox Shuman demonstrates the proper use of an indigenous bow and arrow to CULP participantscultural exchange visit to local Amerindian village, Saint Cuthberts Mission.The event was planned by members of the US Embassy in Guyana and village leader Lennox Shuman.While in the village, the 32 students conducted various exercises in youth leadership and team building with the 70 plus school-aged youths in attendance.In addition to providing some lessons on the basics of leadership and the importance of role models and personal values, the event provided local youths and their American counterparts with the opportunity to interact and develop an understanding of each other’s culture and way of life.After some practice with traditional bow and arrows and hunting spears, the US visitors enjoyed a traditional Guyanese lunch of “cook up.”The students and staff are part of the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) programme that provides college students and faculty with the opportunity to travel around the world to conduct humanitarian projects and events, enhancing their understanding of different lifestyles and cultures.The US Embassy will continue with its commitment to support local, regional and national government initiatives to support on-going programmes for youth and remote populations throughout Guyana.last_img read more

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GPF/Zara computer training programme concludes

first_img− 321 students benefitedThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) hosted its third annual graduation ceremony at the Zara Training Centre, in Eve Leary, on Friday to certify students who have successfully completed various Information Technology training programmes.Among the graduates were Commander of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) and Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus, who was labelled as one of the highest achievers with a 98.9 per cent pass.Addressing the graduates, Superintendent Shivpersaud Bacchus encouraged the students to continue their education along the Information Communication Technology (ICT) field.Graduates and members of the Guyana Police ForceHe said “We will need to leverage the best tools which are available, undoubtedly so, in today’s modern world, Information Communication Technology is one of those tools.”Bacchus noted that the ICT training was made available to Guyanese from 2012, through a partnership between the US-based Zara Group of Companies and the GPF.“Education is not only about bookish knowledge. It is also about practical knowledge,” he said, quoting from the annually published Zara Group of Companies book.During the course overview of the ICT trainings conducted, the Information Technology Trainer, Woman Corporal Andries Smith, revealed that there was successful completion of 20 programmes, including eight adult courses, six foundation programmes, one advanced programme, one Personal Computer (PC) repairs and maintenance programme, three youth foundation programmes, one work preparedness programme, one Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) Electronic Data Preparation and Management (EDPM) and Information Technology (IT) programme, four summer programmes (two of which are from the C Division) and four Police programmes.Smith added that the subject EDPM received nine Grade Ones, eight Grade Twos and two Grade Threes, while IT received two Grade Threes.“Our students ranged from seven years to the oldest, 73 years, which is a plain indication that no matter your age, anyone can become computer literate,” she said.She said too that in future training sessions, there will be additions of two new foundation programmes, one youth programme and one advance programme, which she said is expected to attract an estimated 170 new participants.“We will continue to display professionalism and increase the standard of the Guyana Police Force/Zara Computer Centre and further build a stronger community relationship,” she concluded.The Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams, opined that the training programmes will enable persons from different counties to become skilled in the ICT sector, adding that through this skill, jobs can easily be attained or created.Williams also encouraged others to apply for the courses; interested persons can uplift an application form from the Guyana Police Force’s Training Centre, in Eve Leary.last_img read more

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