14 01 20

first_img????????????????????????????????????Repossession of house lots…citizens, mostly the poor, who are still unable to complete construction on their homes on house lots allocated by the government, are calling on the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to “show mercy” and reconsider its decision to repossess unoccupied house lots.Some land owners told Guyana Times the decision is inconsiderate and may have been taken without proper consultations, since those who are unable to occupy are the poorer class in society.According to the allottees, the CH&PA should take into consideration the financial situations of many families, as well as the current cost of building a house.One land owner, Sarah Williams, currently squatting on a government reserve, explained that while she was allocated a low income house lot in 2013, she spent all of her savings to pay for it. As such, she had no money to commence the construction of her house.“Right now, me got three children’ fuh send to school and it nah easy. Me husband does do labour work and me does do cleaning fuh people. Between the two ah we, we barely managing fuh survive, much less fuh start build,” the woman explained.She related that she plans to commence construction when her eldest child completes secondary school, as the family by then may be in a better financial position.“We plan fuh start the building as soon as meh big daughter done school next year. She could pick up a lil’ wuk and help run the house and the father and me gon see fuh put money fuh the house. Ah just begging fuh them nah tek’ back the land yet. We can’t live in this squatting dam all the days ah we life,” she lamented.Meanwhile, Sally Deonarine, a landowner who currently resides with her mother, explained that she shares a similar plight. The woman explained that while she has had her housing plan drawn and began constructing the foundation of her house; works were put on hold as she is currently experiencing financial difficulties. “My only child and I live with my mother. I started the basic construction works like laying out the foundation and digging it. But I am a vendor and business slow down for the longest while so I had to halt construction cause the money wasn’t coming,” she stated.Jai Singh, a cane harvester at Wales Estate explained that he too is in receipt of a house lot which is located in the Belle West Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara, but due to issues with employment, he was forced to use the savings that were set aside for the construction of his house to maintain his family.“Bai, it nat easy having to maintain three school-age children, run a house an build a house. Cane cutters don’t make no kind ah money. Right now meh living with meh wife family but ah want mek somewhere fuh meh children call they own. I cyah do duh right now, but ah still got time. Is just up to the people at Housing fuh show lil mercy and leff we alone,” he stated.Earlier this week, Chairman of CH&PA Hamilton Green revealed that repossession of lands will commence immediately after completion of an analysis of the situation. It was explained that CH&PA has finalised the list of defaulters and has commenced dispatching letters to landowners, informing them of government’s intention to repossess the house lots while encouraging them to occupy their land.It was disclosed that thousands of persons are affected by this move, given that only 60 per cent of all the lands allocated have been occupied.Green stated that the Housing Authority would “not tolerate defaulters” within the housing sector, especially those who have been in possession of the government issued lands for a number of years, but are yet to begin construction.“If you gave a house lot to an individual and it’s been there and he is not using it for a number of years without good reason… let somebody else get it,” he stated.He further related that those persons who no longer wish to have these plots of land or build on them can return the land to the CH&PA and they would be reimbursed for it.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_img…at Dharmic Sabha’s annual motorcade in EssequiboBy Indrawattie NatramCreativity was at its best at this year’s annual Dharmic Sabha motorcade held on Monday evening at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Mandir members displayed intricate sculptures depicting the true meaning of the Hindu festival, Diwali. Young girls were dressed like Goddess Lakshmi in huge floats, giving an illustration of the Hindu Goddess.The winning float from the Golden Fleece mandirOutshining 11 other illuminated floats was Golden Fleece Vishwa Jhotir mandir. This mandir managed to retain its first position from last year by wooing the judges with expertly crafted and a modern designed float. The float depicted Goddess Lakshmi and her consort Lord Vishnu. The float also depicted how Goddess Lakshmi came into being (by the churning of the milky ocean). Young girls from the mandir were beautifully dressed in colourful saris for the competition.The Airy Hall Mandir; with a well-crafted float, neatly decorated with lights, won the second position. Two mandirs, Reliance and Aurora Estate, jointly copped the third prize.  Adventure mandir and Anna Regina mandir copped the other prizes.Consolation prizes were awarded to the Queenstown, Richmond, Affiance, Huist Deen and Spring Garden Vishnu mandirs.Floats were judged based on dress, discipline, music, originality, punctuality, lights (quantity and arrangements), creativity, relevance, oral depiction, theme and banner. The designs were traditional, which was testimony that members from the various mandirs prepared for the activity long before the actual night. At various floats youths were seen actively involved. They were clad in decorative Indian wear, paying homage to their ancestral history. The Chief Judge was Radha Lall and she was assisted by dance teacher Bhooma Devi Ramnarine and Demerara Bank Manager Devendra Persaud.Meanwhile, in her address to the large gathering, President of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, Dr Vindhya Persaud, called on Essequibians to uphold the Hindu tradition and culture with pride and dignity and not to allow anyone to dim the lights on the festival. She pointed out that this is the 42nd year that the Sabha was hosting Diwali motorcades throughout Guyana, and as such, thanked all the Sabhas throughout the country for preserving the mandate of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha.Persaud also commended the efforts of participating mandirs for their creativity and urged them to journey their beautifully designed floats to take part in the float parades which was held on Tuesday night at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara and the grand Georgetown float slated for this evening. The Sabha’s President also noted that every year, the Essequibo motorcade has been improving and she is happy that persons are taking the time to place more emphasis on the festival and its meaning. She said the concept of the motorcade was conceptualised by her father, the late Pandit Reepu Daman Persaud.She also urged her fellow Hindus not to be afraid and to hold hands in an effort to upkeep the Hindu tradition, customs and beliefs.Dr Persaud thanked the Essequibo population for always supporting the Dharmic Sabha’s activities throughout the year and urged residents to stand up for what they believe and to never surrender to difficulties.Shubh Diwali greetings were also extended by the Vice President of the Sabha, Pandit Jagmohan Persaud. He used the opportunity to urge Hindus to celebrate the festival on Thursday since it’s the appropriate date. Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt also graced the occasion and used the opportunity to extend Deepvali greetings to his fellow Essequibians. Ramdatt said Diwali is a time for togetherness, and as such, called on all Hindus to celebrate the festival with love, peace and unity.The cultural programme featured items such as dances, live tassa drumming and songs. Dances were performed by popular dance troupes Dharmic Swarswattie Dance Academy and the Khandhiya.Persons who did not make it to the Anna Regina Community Centre ground cheered the floats on as they made their way through the various villages on the Essequibo Coast.last_img read more

6 01 20

first_imgCardiff striker Javi Guerra is set to complete a loan move to Malaga until the end of the season.talkSPORT told you earlier this month that the Championship side were willing to let the Spanish forward make a move back to La Liga.And reports in Spain now claim that he is set to travel to the south coast of Spain on Wednesday to undergo a medical and complete the deal.Guerra has suffered a nightmare spell in England following his move from Valladolid last summer and has only played 41 minutes in the Championship.But he is hoping to get his career back on track with a move back to Spain and the former Valencia striker could even make it a permanent deal if he impresses over the next few months. Javi Guerra 1last_img

6 01 20

first_imgMureithi has promised that the team will not struggle financially and was upbeat the club that was previously owned by Supermarket chain Nakumat Holdings will compete for titles in the new season that kicks-off in December.“We promise to have a new beginning of vibrant competitive soccer during the new season that starts in December. Mt Kenya United ia s team to watch,” Mureithi, who contested for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat in the 2017 general elections, vowed.Nakumatt FC finished 16th in the 2018 KPL season with 37 points, winning nine matches, drawing 10 and losing 15.0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC players celebrate Joe Waithira’s goal against Ushuru during their Kenyan Premier League relegation and promotion play-off at the Kasarani Stadium on October 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 9 – Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Nakumatt FC has been renamed to Mt Kenya United by politician Francis Mureithi who bought the club in April this year.Nakumatt FC, have faced financial crisis that have had an adverse effect on their performance this season, seeing them survive being relegated from the Kenyan Premier League after beading National Super League side Ushuru FC 2-1 on aggregate in the KPL promotion playoff.last_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgThe seniors traveled to Killygordon last Saturday evening and were unlucky not to come away with at least a point from the game as Red Hugh’s won by the minimum by a score line 9 points to 8. This Saturday evening the lads host Carndonagh in Dooey with a 5.15pm throw in.The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall.  Numbers drawn were 11,12,18 & 28. No jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dips receive 50 euro Tony Cannon Farrigans & Jimmy Molloy Toome. Next weeks jackpot stands at 2700 euro. The clubs committee would like to wish Edward McCready a speedy recovery from his recent illness. Hope to see you pitch side very sood Edward. Best wishes from all at the club.GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA WISH EDWARD MCCREADY A SPEEDY RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS was last modified: April 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANa RossaSportlast_img read more

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first_img latest 3 Eric Cantona is restrained after kung-fu kicking a Crystal Palace fan in 1995 Despite battling against racial abuse at away grounds, Wright was prolific in his six-year spell with Palace and earned a then club-record £2.5million move to Arsenal in 1991.It was four years later when Cantona, playing for Manchester United, famously kung-fu kicked a Crystal Palace fan after being sent off at Selhurst Park.Cantona received a nine-month football ban along with a £20,000 fine from the FA.Former England striker Wright, 55, added: “Every black player had ten times more reasons to kung-fu kick a fan. LATEST ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Ian Wright has spoken out about the shocking racial abuse he received as a player – and says he was ‘jealous’ of Eric Cantona for kung-fu kicking a mouthy Crystal Palace fan.The Arsenal legend signed his first professional contract at Palace as a 22-year-old and recalls tension between himself and his teammates. revealed Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 PAYBACK Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img gameday cracker RANKED Ian Wright (left) with former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand scrap Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Speaking in ITV4’s Out of Their Skin documentary, Wright said: “When I first signed for Palace I got abuse in the changing room. It was just an accepted thing to do that.“Steve Coppell had started to assemble a team that were young, vibrant, athletic and there was a lot of tension with the older players at the time.“In training we played blacks against whites, people are flying in, flare-ups. A lot of the time the black guys won, you know. Some of the times there was friction.“Black players had a submissive way about them, in a predominantly white environment. Somewhere along the line you’re going to be the butt of jokes.“If you’re not somebody who is going to laugh and joke about with it, then you’re seen as ‘Oh watch him, he’s got a little bit of a chip on his shoulder’.” tense BEST OF “People say how I felt that night when I watched it. If I’m being totally honest I felt jealous… jealous.“Cantona was allegedly told to f*** off back to France. The guy denied it and was never convicted of a racist charge.“People like Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson – as wrong as it was what Cantona did – they had ten times more reasons to kick a fan. 3 Wright played for Crystal Palace before joining Arsenal in 1991 SORRY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos “You couldn’t as a black man try to bring up racial issues and be taken seriously.“‘You’ve got a race card burning a hole in your pocket. You’ve got chips on your shoulder’ – you couldn’t do it.“It took a Frenchman to bring home the issues of racism – a white Frenchman.”Wright’s two-part documentary Out Of Their Skin airs on ITV4 at 10pm on Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28.last_img read more

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first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!After serving as a Warriors’ player, head coach, general manager and long-time ambassador, Al Attles will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor on Sept. 6.“Our entire organization is elated for Alvin and his call to the Hall,” Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob said in a statement. “Alvin’s name has become synonymous with …last_img

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first_img“We are very excited to begin collaborating with NTT to expand and deliver this joint value to our clients.” Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), a leading global telecoms provider, has reached a deal with two major shareholders of Dimension Data that will see NTT acquiring the JSE-listed company for approximately £2.1-billion (about R24.3-billion). “NTT provides a world-class IT and communications platform globally while Dimension Data brings expertise and capabilities in specialist managed IT infrastructure and services,” he said. NTT president and CEO Satoshi Miura said that by leveraging the complementary strengths of both companies, they would be able to provide global, end-to-end, high-quality ICT services. New standards, cloud computing Dimension Data executive chairman Jeremy Ord said that together, NTT and Dimension Data would define “a new industry standard” for IT service quality, delivery, and support. 16 July 2010 “The combined companies will hold a strong competitive position serving global corporations [that are] moving to managed infrastructure services and cloud computing.” “NTT’s network capabilities and assets coupled with Dimension Data’s global system integrator expertise skills create an incredible powerful and unprecedented combination of capabilities and skills,” he said. Shared vision, entrepreneurial culture NTT’s offer has secured the support of the boards of both the companies, as well as South Africa’s Venfin DD Holdings and Allan Gray, who collectively own 52% of Dimension Data’s issued shares. Dimension Data CEO Brett Dawson said that NTT recognised the value of Dimension Data’s entrepreneurial culture and business model, adding that the company’s operational processes, brands and methodologies would all remain. Ord added that he believed the two companies had a shared vision on how the market would evolve, and the combination of the two’s resources would allow them to accelerate their medium- and long-term strategies. “Dimension Data and NTT share the common vision to create new services and values to succeed in the coming age of cloud computing,” he said. “Our combined strength will allow us to accelerate execution of our strategies and achieve our shared vision.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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first_imgTags:#news#NYT#search#web marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Last fall Google began experimenting with a new feature called Social Search, and we called it a big chess move against Facebook. Today Google Social Search is opening up in beta for all Google users. The experimental feature will surface search results from the social streams (bookmarks, blog posts, photos, etc.) of a user’s contacts on services like Gmail, Google Reader or Twitter.Social Search still doesn’t have a super-prominent place in the Google Search results pages, but make no mistake: This is a very big step. What’s your portal to the Internet: Google’s algorithmic search of the Web at large, or your social circle of people on Facebook? That’s the battle for the future that Google and Facebook are waging now, and Google Social Search is a big move. Facebook search is nowhere near as good.You may need to go to Google.com/experimental to turn on Social Search and you should try an image search once you have. It will be turned on by default for an increasing number of users over the next few days. The feature requires you to be logged in and discovers your friend connections through your Google Profile.Last week we wrote about how social networking is fast approaching the importance of online of search in terms of Web traffic. One vision of the future, though, has posited that social and search won’t remain separate forever.Do you want to have your questions answered only via your friends and their online content? No, probably not. But do you want to have your questions answered without the input of your friends and their trusted content? You probably don’t want that either. Google Social Search is a nice combination of search and social. Facebook’s search is terribly weak in comparison. That’s where the real competition is, not between Google and Bing or Yahoo.One interesting caveat, of course, is that most people have friend networks on Facebook, not in Gmail or Google Reader. Your Facebook Friends aren’t included in Google Social Search, as far as we can tell. Update: Limited information from Facebook may be included in Google Social Search if your friends have associated their Facebook profiles with Google Profiles. But after chasing the Google Social Search team around on the phone for 15 minutes and just getting a PR-answer about this, we’re left to conclude that the rivalry is as heated as we originally reported. Murali Viswanathan, Social Search product manager sent this by email: “If someone links to their Facebook account from their Google profile, Social Search may surface that user’s public profile page. These are the same public profile pages already available on a search of Google.com and other search engines today.”Give it a try and let us know what you think. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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first_imgForget what you think you heard and whatever conjecture the Internet has been throwing around. Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems are not going to merge into one. According to a report from Reuters, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said that the two operating systems may overlap features but will remain separate and distinct. Speculation arose earlier this month that Android and Chrome would merge when Google replaced Andy Rubin, the longtime head of its Android division, with Sundar Pichai, the manager of Chrome OS. Andy Rubin Prohibitive Technical ChallengesFrom a theoretical perspective, the move to merge Google’s mobile operating system and its desktop operating system has long made sense. Each OS could benefit from properties of the other and Google could streamline its device lineup by combining the two. From a business and technical perspective, folding Chrome into Android was never realistic. Android uses the Linux kernel but is very Java-based, as the public learned in a big way last year when Oracle sued Google over the use of Java in Android. Chrome is mostly Linux based. While it is possible to merge the two kernels, the work behind a combination would have been daunting to the point of being prohibitive for Google to even bother. Why would Google want to merge the two anyway? Android is the world’s most-used mobile operating system. It already has Chrome functionality as the default browser in most new devices such as the ability to sign in to your Google account, share search history and bookmarks. Chrome OS is a browser-based operating system that is tangential to the features that are offered in Android. Room For Both To GrowGoogle can continue to focus its efforts in Chrome OS towards laptops and notebooks, possibly tablets. Chrome OS competes in the realm of Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Despite declining PC sales, the market is still big enough to warrant Google’s attention with a dedicated operating system and Chrome is what Google has to bring to the fight. The fact of the matter is that Android does not need Chrome OS to grow and succeed in the mobile market. Chrome OS has the potential to grow into a significant business for Google, regardless of Android. The two can work well in cohort while still maintaining individual identities.Google’s game for both Android and Chrome OS is to get more people on the Web, using Google services such as search, Gmail and Maps. There is room for more than one operating system to fulfill that goal.Top image: Chrome plated Android statue at Google campus from Paul Wilcox. Tags:#Android#Chrome OS#Eric Schmidt What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more