…calls made to redefine power at every levelHeads of State of four nations sat side-by-side young leaders and grassroots advocates as delegates from more than 165 countries kicked off the Women Deliver 2019 Conference on Monday in Vancouver, Canada.Women Deliver President/CEO Katja IversenThe Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women, kicked off with more than 8000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, and activists.The conference will focus on power, and how it can drive – or hinder – progress and change; and how societies must redefine the concept of ‘power’ and use it as a force for good.The conference will examine power operating at three levels: the individual’s power – girls’ and women’s individual power, self-esteem, and agency – and how to strengthen that power; structural power –systems, barriers, and opportunities for progress in power relations, including political, economic, and social structures. And finally, the conference will examine the power of movements and how we can shape critical consciousness and marshal collective action for change.While the Women Deliver 2019 Conference and global dialogue will place a special emphasis on power, the conference will offer solutions to fill the gap on a vast array of issues crucial to gender equality: economic empowerment; women and the environment; nutrition; education; political participation; preventing gender-based violence; health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights; human rights, and much more.“The Women Deliver 2019 Conference is much more than a conference, it is one important step on the march towards gender equality,” Women Deliver President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Katja Iversen said at the opening press conference. “We all have power to contribute to a more gender equal world. If we use our individual and collective power – boldly, smartly and collaboratively – progress will follow.”
WCB accidentThe 26-year-old, Berbice welder, who was struck down on August 7 while making his way home in Sheildstown, West Coast Berbice (WCB), succumbed on Thursday night.Irfaan AhmadIrfaan Ahmad, a father of one, died hours after being removed from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Family members of the accident victim are now in a state of shock as they had expected Ahmad to recover.The welder was struck while making his way home at about 22:00h following his shift at the Blairmont Sugar Estate. The young father was on a pedal cycle when he was struck from behind by a motorcar, which was driven by an overseas-based Guyanese.As a result of the impact, the man was thrown from his bicycle into the corner of the road.At this time, the driver of the car, who was still at the scene, was instructed by public-spirited persons to take Ahmad to the hospital, to which he complied. Ahmad was taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital but was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was nursing two broken arms and legs, a disconnected hip, spinal injuries and swelling to his brain.The driver of the motorcar is yet to be charged and family members have since expressed concerns over this fact since he is an overseas-based Guyanese.Traffic ranks attached to the Blairmont Police Station are also coming in for harsh criticism after they reportedly visited the scene of the accident several days after to take measurements.
No progress has been made as the search continues for the “missing” US million for the sale of the 20 perDonald Ramotarcent shares in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) in 2012.During the recent broadcast of his weekly television podcast ‘The Public Interest’, President David Granger indicated that the matter is currently at a standstill.He disclosed that there are no leads on where to locate the money, who could be responsible for its disappearance, or have knowledge of its whereabouts.“We have not located the money and we have not identified any person who could be regarded as culpable,” the Head of State stated.Nonetheless, President Granger said the search will continue, given that US$5 million is a significant amount of money.The National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) disposed of its 20 per cent shares in the sale to Hong Kong Golden Telecom Company Limited (HKGT) to the tune of US$30 million.The Company made a down payment of US$25 million and the outstanding US$5 million was to be paid on October 22, 2014 but it never did despite several written requests by NICIL.Minister of State Joseph Harmon and NICIL Legal Counsel Natalia Seepersaud subsequently had travelled toJoseph HarmonChina with the intention of collecting the money but were informed that the money was already paid.Government spokesperson Raphael Trotman had announced that Harmon has been able to retrieve some documents which show that the monies were paid.In light of the controversy this revelation sparked, NICIL released a statement rejecting the Government’s assertions.While pointing out that the information is yet to be authenticated, NICIL claimed that Guyana’s former Ambassador to China David Dabydeen facilitated a US$5 million debt waiver with the Chinese Company on the grounds that it was not granted the same minority protection rights enjoyed by NICIL (that is, two, instead of one, representatives on the GT&T Board of Directors). NICIL conceded that no payment of the outstanding US$5 million was ever received from the Chinese Company.But former President Donald Ramotar contended that there was no side deal debt write-off.“I am saying explicitly that there was no such agreement or transaction… It is absolutely untrue… It is not a question of whether or not I am aware of such an agreement, I am telling you that there was no such arrangement to write-off those monies,” he firmly posited.
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Gary Cahill insists he has no issue with Jose Mourinho’s decision to leave him out of Chelsea’s clash with Liverpool on Tuesday night.The centre-back was dropped for the crunch League Cup semi-final second leg tie at Stamford Bridge, with Mourinho instead opting to play youngster Kurt Zouma alongside John Terry at the heart of the home side’s defence.Cahill admits news of his axe, delivered at a team meeting on the morning of the game, left him gutted, but the 29-year-old concedes he can have no cause for complaint after the Blues won 1-0 to book their place at Wembley.Speaking to Drivetime, the England international said: “I don’t need to tell you how disappointed I was I wasn’t playing but the bigger picture is the team and how well we have done to get to the final in what was a difficult tie over two legs. It’s a great achievement and another chance to win some silverware with Chelsea.”Cahill was not given any warning he would be benched before Mourinho informed the squad of his starting XI to face Liverpool, but that did not disappoint the former Bolton man.“His door is always open. If you need to go and speak to him about anything, you can go and speak to him,” he said.“I don’t think he feels he needs to explain every decision, but he is approachable. His door is open and you can go and see him. He changes the team up as and when he feels and he has done that this season.“It’s a squad game. Throughout the whole of the season it is impossible to play every single game and the bigger picture is how well the team has done. I thought they were fantastic last night, it was a great game to watch, and the outcome was exactly how we wanted it. It was a great night.”
WHITTIER – As a 75-year-old bachelor, Whittier resident Clifford Slater would have eaten a canned meal alone at home, he said, if not for the free Thanksgiving dinner he received Thursday at St. Matthias Episcopal Church.Joining more than 600 people inside the Whittier church’s crowded auditorium, where piano music played in the background, Slater, dressed in a brown suit and red-striped tie, dug into a feast.His plate was loaded with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes and Jell-O salad, with a side dish of pumpkin pie and a cup of coffee.“I’m a bachelor, so this means a lot – to come and share the enjoyment with everybody,” he said. “Otherwise I’d be eating by myself.”Dave Donovan, who has organized St. Matthias’ Thanksgiving Day dinner for the past 30 years, said the event was started by a priest in 1975, when 25 people showed up – 24 of whom were church members.The tradition carries on through parish donations of pumpkin pies, turkeys, Jell-O salads and about $1,000 in cash. In addition, important outside help comes largely from Whittier-area postal carriers, Donovan said.“People don’t necessarily have no means, just not enough means,” Donovan said.“Many are senior citizens, families and some are homeless. We reach out to people who we know don’t have much money by putting fliers, in Spanish and English, in all the local laundromats. Usually people with no money don’t have washers and dryers.”Frank Cota, 49, came for the free dinner because he lives on a fixed income and cannot find a steady job, he said. “I come to get a good meal and because I like the people,” he said. “And it reminds me of my mom. She died three years ago, and her birthday was Nov. 27. She used to volunteer all the time, feeding the homeless and poor people.”Volunteers started arriving at 2a.m. to begin cooking many of the 49 donated turkeys, some of which were cooked earlier in the week. Altogether, 75 volunteers served nearly 800 meals, Donovan estimated. “It’s a juggling act to get all the turkeys cooked,” he said. “We can cook six to 12 at a time, depending on the size.“People started cooking turkeys on Monday. We just can’t possibly cook 50 turkeys on the same day. Doesn’t work.”The diverse group of volunteers ranged from Los Altos High students to 80-year-old parishioners.“The people need this, but the rest of us need it, too,” said volunteer Susan Marie Smith, dishing up Jell-O salad. “Thanksgiving is giving back some of what we’ve received.” firstname.lastname@example.org(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Mc Ginty Tractors on Clar Road, Donegal Town, are hosting their annual open day tomorrow, April 5th.Machinery shown on the day will include: Vicon, Nugent, Kverneland, Redrock, McHale, Major, Weidemann, and Valtra.Refreshments will be served between 2pm and 9pm. McGinty Tractors can source all of your agricultural needs, with some excellent finance packages available.Why not drop in?For sales enquiries, call:Trevor – 087 1711323Ciaran – 087 6408883Rory – 087 2446508For more, check out their website: www.mcgintytractors.com McGinty Tractors to host super open day was last modified: April 4th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Townmc ginty tractorsopen day
Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.PHOENIX — If the Giants are going to make Bruce Bochy’s farewell tour any easier on their manager, the core players Bochy has been with the longest will need to lead an inspired charge.With a game and series on the line, Brandon Crawford and Pablo Sandoval carried the torch.Thanks to a diving stop from Crawford that sent Sunday’s game to extra innings and a pinch-hit home run from Sandoval in the top of the 10th, the …
If there is anything critics of Ben Stein’s documentary Expelled are griping about, it is the association of Hitler with Darwin. What is the movie claiming and not claiming, and how solid is the historical connection? Scientific American, in particular, loathed the implication that Darwinism has anything to do with the Holocaust (but see rebuttal on Evolution News). The American Thinker was a little sympathetic, but still asked whether the imagery of Dachau and Hademar “begs [the] question of the ontological connection between Darwinism and Nazism” In response, historian Richard Weikart, PhD at UC Stanislaus, wrote an article for the The American Spectator to clarify the relationship between “Darwin and the Nazis.” He acknowledges that today’s Darwinists are not Nazis—far from it. Nevertheless, he listed six principles embedded in Darwin’s world view that cheapen the value of human life:Humans are animals.There is no soul.Morality is relative.Humans are unequal.Nature is a struggle for existence.Death is an engine of progress.These principles were imbibed wholeheartedly by German scientists and philosophers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They, in turn, strongly influenced Hitler. In addition, Weikart, author of From Darwin to Hitler, showed how today’s staunch Darwinists believe the same principles. “Today’s Darwinists are not Nazis and not all Darwinists agree with Dawkins, Wilson, Ruse, Singer, or Watson,” he ended. “However, some of the ideas being promoted today by prominent Darwinists in the name of Darwinism have an eerily similar ring to the ideologies that eroded respect for human life in the pre-Nazi era.” Dennis Prager interviewed Ben Stein on his radio program Tuesday. In the interview, which can be heard on DennisPrager.com (34 minutes), Prager made a similar point. He stated emphatically that neither he, Ben Stein, nor the film are claiming that Darwinists are Nazi sympathizers or that Darwinism produced the Holocaust. The point made by Expelled was that the Darwinian world view facilitated the devaluation of human life – and that Nazis pointed to Darwinism as a scientific justification for their views. That, Prager said, is a fact of history acknowledged by all historians. A great deal of misinformation about this film has been circulating. Chuck Colson addressed some of these myths on BreakPoint. His commentary has links for additional information. Expelled the Movie also has blogs, news, downloads, and many other features. Some others who have addressed the Darwin-Nazi issue on Evolution News & Views include Robert Crowther and David Klinghoffer #1 and #2.The Darwin Party attack force is in full battle array to destroy this film. Reviews by science journals and pro-Darwin rags have unleashed a torrent of invective. The NCSE has launched a campaign to pre-empt the damage this movie could do to the DODO (Darwin-Only 2x) policy (see rebuttal by John West). The mainstream media are strangely silent. It’s as if the culture is poised to see what is going to happen on opening night. You can make a difference. Go see this movie. Take your friends, your family, your church, your co-workers. Tear down this wall that protects atheistic materialism from scrutiny. Open the gates. Start the debate. Nothing is gained by inaction, and the status quo is intolerable. If you want to start to loosen Darwin’s grip on the culture, the schools, the courts, the media, science and religion, then here is a chance to do something. Vote at the box office. Some movie reviews worth checking: MovieGuide.org, AIG, ICR, CMI, Rush Limbaugh and World Magazine. Bloggers and debaters sometimes joke about “Godwin’s Law” or reduction at Hitlerum – the tendency for an argument to degenerate into a discussion about Hitler. It is true that references to Hitler against an opponent are tasteless if overdone. But it is worse to forget! When the shoe fits, and there is a real case to be made, it is cowardly to avoid making the association out of fear of Godwin’s Law. Cowardice in the face of a battle for truth is the Devilwin’s Law.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0