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Aqua Dolls/Babes pool party for Aracari resortAqua Dolls/Babes pool party for Aracari resort

first_imgKAST Talent Management proudly presents its first ever bikini pool party called “Aqua Dolls/Babes” this evening at the Aracari Resort, Versailles, West Bank Demerara.Come out and be a part of the most innovative party concept; come out in your colorful bikinis and swimwear and rock to the amazing sounds of Mix Master Tony.Don’t forget their main feature performance by Guyanese local sensation Esan Benzy as he sets fire to the stage with his hit single “OOOUUU” remix and of course get to mingle with the sexy KAST models as they make this an event to be remembered.Admission to the event costs $1000 and an additional $500 will be charged to use the pool. Gates open at 17:00h. This is one event you don’t want to miss.last_img

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Cash grant for flood victimsCash grant for flood victims

first_imgDear Editor,In 2014, flooding caused much damage to some 6,000 homes in the UK. David Cameron donned his Welles (long boots) on a walkabout into the areas affected by the floods, and instantly promised to pay each householder STG 5,000 (pounds) as a “repair and renewal” grant. As the head of Government, he delivered on that promise.When Bharat Jagdeo was in office, he also visited victims of flooding during his tenure and instantly offered each householder Gy,000 as a “flood relief” grant. He also delivered on that promise.Today we have Minister Ronald Bulkan and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo visiting the people of Rupununi is dress shoes, and all they can offer the people affected by the flood is a delaying concept of “contemplation”; and after one month they have not delivered on it, as they keep themselves a distance away from the misery of the ordinary people.In the National Assembly, when asked the question what compensation is on the table for the flood victims in the hinterland, especially Region Eight, this is what Bulkan said, “The question of compensation is not normally one that is provided by the state in situations such as this (one). What will be contemplated is assistance”. Well, that is a plain untruth, because I have already pointed to two examples in two countries where compensation was offered without all that bureaucratic bunkum from Minister Bulkan.For his edification, the meaning of compensation, according to the Cambridge dictionary, is “the action of awarding money or resources for losses”. Similarly, the meaning of assistance is “the provision of money and resources to help someone.”So who really is Bulkan trying to fool? And why can’t he just ensure with haste that those who are suffering do have the resources to stabilize their lives?In early July, when Nagamootoo and Bulkan visited Rupununi to be with the flood victims, they most comically went with dress shoes – talk about being out of touch with reality (see picture below).When Jagdeo was in power, he went fully equipped, and fully inserted himself into local conditions, unlike these aloft and arrogant people like Bulkan, who want to have the authority to be ministers but choose instead to hide from their responsibilities. They can never earn emotive intelligence and passion for serving the people from behind a desk and with dress shoes from a distance. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan, and the team discussing the flood situation in Central Lethem).I call on Bulkan to deliver a cash grant for the flood victims of Guyana, but then I remembered, his name is not Harmon and he is nothing but a powerless poodle that can only parrot a message given to him. So I am calling on Government to facilitate a cash grant for the recovering householders who suffered from the 2017 floods.Regards,Sase Singhlast_img read more

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On corruption…On corruption…

first_img…and vendettasAhhh…how the haughty have been brought low!! When they were in Opposition, the PNC – operating under its fig leaf “APNU” – and its sidekick the AFC washed their mouths daily on the PPP and their appointees about “corruption”. Now, after four years with them in Government, it’s clear they were performing what Freud called “projection”!! This, of course, is a defence mechanism, adopted by folks who have thoughts they know are unacceptable – like ‘taking’ from the Government – but then attribute those thoughts to others!!Simply put, all the PNC and AFC fellas and felines were thinking about was “taking’” from the treasury, but projected that onto the PPP. In Guyana, we’ve got a much more succinct expression: “taking your doo-doo and rubbing it on someone else’s bamsie!” Now this isn’t just any theory by your Eyewitness. How else can you explain the orgy of taking from the public purse – which started from the moment the PNC/AFC entered office?The enormity of those criminal depradations is on a scale that aren’t just happenstance – or even coincidence. They came out of years of obsessing on the ways and means to get their hands on the loot. In a Freudian slip, this was revealed early on – when this paper published that the bloated  Cabinet of 27 Ministers; four Vice Presidents and one Prime Minister had given themselves 50 per cent raises while dropping a 5 per cent crumb to Public Service workers and FIRING 7000 sugar workers!! Now if that ain’t highway robbery, what is? The slip was the Minister of State justifying the mega salaries by claiming it was meant to curb kleptocratic tendencies in the governmental big wigs!!But it didn’t work, did it? Even those who some thought were above the grime became caught into what was to become a vortex of corruption. Rupert Roopnaraine, the erstwhile comrade of the inimitable Walter Rodney, was caught with his hand in the till when over $600 million couldn’t be accounted for in starting the wood ants-infested Jubilee Stadium that was being rushed for Guyana’s Golden Jubilee. The revelations made some wish the British had never departed. Ironically, Roopnaraine was recently defrocked as being British!! Say wot!!?As the looting continued with Exxon-bonus-gate; warehouse-gate; pharma-gate; new DHB gate; more pharma-gate; house-contract-gate; advertisement-gate; GuySuCo Bond-gate; factory-scrap-iron-gate, etc, etc, the PNC/AFC went on to launch a misdirection initiative against alleged PPP’s corruption by siccing the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) – boosted by special British anti-corruption “experts” – and a newly-created State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) on the PPP, after any number of high-priced audits were conducted.Turns out SOCU – including the Brits – was taking as much as the PNC/AFC!!Monkey see; monkey do!?!…and ostentationYour Eyewitness is reminded of Henry II’s famous ejaculation against his Chancellor Thomas Becket, “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest”?? Save in this case it’s not a recalcitrant priest who won’t go, but a VICE Chancellor! If we’re to go, however, by the court this UG VC  has created at what was once called “Jagan’s night school”, one might be inclined not to compare him with Henry II, but with Louis XIV’s wife Marie Antoinette!! It was her, after all, who after being told that the peasants were storming the Palace because they wanted “bread” asked without irony, “Then why don’t they eat cake?”!!As with dear Marie, it’s clear this VC has no conception of how the staff – academic and services – have to grunge for their bread. After all, his Cabinet – yes Cabinet!! – shields him from the hoi polloi!!On to a good thing, he has his foreign buddies lobbying for him in the press.As if they know what it is not to have “bread”!!…and revolutionThe PNC/AFC have done their darndest to provoke a rebellion – without success. Shutting down sugar factories, strangulating businesses, giving away the store on oil, etc, etc, haven’t worked.But the announcement that Banks Brewery has run out of beer might just do the trick!!last_img read more

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Expect delays tonight on the Taylor BridgeExpect delays tonight on the Taylor Bridge

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Yellowhead Road and Bridge will be doing emergency repairs to the north end of the Taylor Bridge Tuesday night.The welding will happen from 6:30 to 11 p.m. October 31 only.  The bridge will be reduced to single lane alternating traffic with delays of up to 20 minutes. A pilot vehicle, along with traffic control personnel, will be in place to control traffic. Drive with caution while on the bridge as there will be personnel and equipment working.For questions or concerns, please contact our office toll free at 1-888-883-6688. You can also follow us on Twitter for updates!- Advertisement –last_img

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Second pot farm uncovered, this time in La Tuna Canyon ParkSecond pot farm uncovered, this time in La Tuna Canyon Park

first_img Narcotics detectives hiked up the mountain and discovered a sophisticated marijuana farm. The operators had designed a watering system using water from a tower that was designed to be used in case of brush fires, police said. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. For the second time in as many weeks, police have seized over 5,000 marijuana plants and dismantled a sophisticated cultivation and drip irrigation system, this time in the Verdugo Mountains and La Tuna Canyon Park in Los Angeles, officials said today. The Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT), Glendale Police Department, Burbank Police Department, LA County Park Police, and the LA Police Department located and seized two separate marijuana grows. The farming techniques and irrigation systems suggest that both grows were farmed by the same sophisticated marijuana trafficking organization. The traffickers raided thousands of gallons of water from a nearby storage tank that was designed to provide an emergency water supply for firefighting. The high-grade, sensimilla marijuana crops were found in two remote locations in the Verdugo Mountains and La Tuna Canyon Park, and were ferried out via helicopter. LA IMPACT investigators estimate the crops to yield approximately five thousand (5,000) plants with a street value of more than $3.8 million. On Aug. 16, police seized about 5,000 marijuana plants found nestled in the Verdugo Mountains above Glendale. The seizures were discovered by a police helicopter that had been scouring the area for signs of fires, police said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Alexis Sanchez 3/1 to leave Arsenal before next season and MORE odds – CORAL DDAlexis Sanchez 3/1 to leave Arsenal before next season and MORE odds – CORAL DD

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Arsenal look set with another transfer saga, with reports claiming they could lose both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil over contract demands.Today’s odds round-up focusses on Chilean superstar Sanchez – will he still be a Gunner next season? He is 1/5 to STAY at the Emirates and 3/1 to LEAVE ahead of the opening day of the next campaign.If he does leave, it seems the forward will have his pick of Europe’s best clubs, with Sanchez 3/1 to join Barcelona, 4/1 for Real Madrid, 5/1 Manchester City, 8/1 Juventus, 12/1 with Chelsea and 10/1 Manchester United.Get all this and more, including latest odds ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clashes, in today’s Coral Daily Download!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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School meals take new, healthier turnSchool meals take new, healthier turn

first_imgPamela Shayne Murray, education specialist for Otis Spunkmeyer, said sometimes it’s harder for recognizable brands to change their products. Spunkmeyer, known for its muffins, also has opted for fruit purees instead of refined sugar, and has reduced the size of muffins for school customers. “Our regular muffins are two servings, but I don’t know anyone who only eats half of the muffin,” Murray said. While Murray said the consistency of the products was a priority, she said one of the muffin flavors has received some complaints. “Our regular chocolate muffins have tons of chocolate chips, but these have a few. Kids notice that.” Fasella acknowledged that not all students are thrilled with the changes. “We have had a definite decline in a la carte sales,” she said. But she seemed confident that time would change things. “It took 20 years or so for the obesity epidemic to reach the state it’s in now. It’s great that there is all this attention but it will take time to reverse.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – It’s official, the health food trend is deepening its roots in local schools. But cafeterias aren’t eliminating typical kid fare such as pizza and chips – they’re offering more healthful versions of the classic school favorites. Whole-wheat grilled-cheese sandwiches, reduced-fat chips and fat-free yogurt have replaced their more fattening counterparts in response to new state and federal requirements. Hoping to curb the obesity epidemic that has hit American young people in the past two decades, a federal mandate effective since June says school-meal plans must follow strict health and wellness guidelines. Schools must also incorporate nutrition into school lessons. “It’s really about trying to create that healthy school environment,” said Tracy Fasella, nutrition specialist for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Services Agency, the central kitchen that prepares meals for most Santa Clarita Valley school cafeterias. Fasella said childhood obesity is of primary concern. According to a study released last year, almost 24 percent of a sample of 1,385 fifth-, seventh- and ninth-graders were overweight. “We are very concerned with child obesity, it is growing out here just as it is around the country,” Fasella said. One of the biggest areas of change in school-meal plans is in nutrient standards. Entire school meals need to be less than 30 percent fat. A la carte items, which used to include sodas, chips and cookies, are now also subject to stricter nutrition guidelines. No single item can exceed 35 percent fat. To keep themselves in the school-food business, food vendors have had to go back to the test kitchen to change recipes so cafeteria food falls within the new nutrition standards. At the Santa Clarita Food Service Agency’s recent annual vendor fair, food-company representatives shared that the task hasn’t been easy. “It’s tough,” said Ben Godinez, a representative for ConAgra foods who said the company was forced to reformulate many of its school products. Supplementing fruit puree for sugar and using whole-wheat tortillas for burritos are two changes the company has made. last_img read more

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Arsenal starting XI – Key star to be rested for Huddersfield game?Arsenal starting XI – Key star to be rested for Huddersfield game?

first_img 7. Alexis Sanchez (attacking midfield) 12. Olivier Giroud (striker) 4. Per Mertesacker (centre-back) – click the right arrow to see the predicted Arsenal XI 31. Sead Kolasinac (left wing-back) 11 11 8. Aaron Ramsey (central midfield) 11 24. Hector Bellerin (right wing-back) 11 11 20. Shkodran Mustafi (centre-back) 11 11 18. Nacho Monreal (centre-back) 10. Jack Wilshere (attacking midfield) 11 11 11 Things are looking up for Arsenal as they head into a midweek Premier League fixture with Huddersfield.The Terriers visit the Emirates following a late loss to Manchester City on Sunday, while the Gunners host their opponents after a 1-0 win over Burnley moved them into the top four.Arseene Wenger could have Mesut Ozil back for the match on Wednesday, following illness, but Laurent Koscielny may miss out due to his long-term Achilles issues.Meanwhile, Alexi Iwobi and Santi Cazorla are also absent for the clash.So, how could the Gunners line-up against Huddersfield? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted Arsenal XI listed in squad number order… 29. Granit Xhaka (central midfield) 11 33. Petr Cech (Goalkeeper)last_img read more

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The spectacular lob that sent Spurs on the way to Cup success 20 years agoThe spectacular lob that sent Spurs on the way to Cup success 20 years ago

first_img no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions For Wimbledon, who had won the FA Cup 11 years earlier by beating Liverpool, they eventually ceased to exist, but have been reborn as AFC Wimbledon and are dreaming of a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. RANKED Dons on talkSPORT LATEST FOOTBALL NEWScenter_img One touch to control it, another to lob it over Neil Sullivan in the Wimbledon goal, great finish!20 years ago today Steffen Iversen sends Spurs through to the Worthington Cup Final. pic.twitter.com/pUjx3iv6s4— When Football Was Better (@FootballInT80s) February 16, 2019Tottenham then won a first trophy since their FA Cup success in 1991 by beating Leicester 1-0 thanks to a last minute Allan Nielsen goal.It was Arsenal legend George Graham’s first season in charge of Spurs and, despite his standing with the club’s supporters, guided them to victory in the League Cup and a place in the FA Cup semi-finals, too. huge blow REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade shining BEST OF Twenty years have passed since Steffen Iversen scored the only goal of Spurs’ two-legged League Cup semi-final win against Wimbledon.It was the sixth meeting between the clubs that season, and the fifth in a month. Prior to this there was one win for each side and three draws, but here it was Tottenham on their way to Wembley thanks to this delightful lob from Iversen. MONEY ADVICE AFC Wimbledon’s fifth round FA Cup clash against Millwall is live on talkSPORT at 15:00 on Saturday 16 February here Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ last_img read more

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Kids shop with their holiday heroesKids shop with their holiday heroes

first_imgWith their new friends at their sides, local kids had a chance to get ready for the holidays on Saturday.The sixth-annual Holiday with a Hero event brought together 95 children between the ages of six and 12 with approximately 100 first responders.Taking part were members of the Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services, Chatham-Kent EMS, the Chatham-Kent Police Service, Chatham-Kent OPP, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Ontario Parks.Chatham-Kent Const. Renee Cowell said the purpose of the day was to foster positive relationships between children and law enforcement officers.“We always say today is a win-win for everyone,” she said. “We are fortunate to be able to give back during the holiday season.”The participating kids from across the municipality were selected in partnership with local school boards and agencies. Each child received a Walmart gift card to purchase presents for their immediate family.The gift cards were purchased through donations from individuals, businesses and organizations.The children were assigned their own first responder as their personal shopping assistant, who escorted them around the store to help select appropriate gifts for each family member.Afterward, the children were taken to the John D. Bradley Convention Centre to enjoy breakfast with Santa and other fun activities while volunteer elves wrapped their presents.Hailey McGaffey, 10, said she enjoyed the event and shopping for her loved ones.“I like how I got to spend time with a cop and get presents for my family,” she said.tterfloth@postmedia.com Twitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

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