Odit Ramjattan of Bush Lot Village, Essequibo Coast, was on Wednesday granted bail on two separate charges.Ramjattan made his first appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court charged with simple larceny and burglary respectively.The Police alleged that on May 2, 2016, he broke into the dwelling place of Norlondo Brown in the night therein to steal. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.The other charge stated that on April 18 and 19, 2016, Ramjattan broke into Ester Blackman’s place and stole a wooden ladder, which was later recovered. The defendant also pleaded not guilty to that charge. He told the Court that he was 40 years old, had six children and was not a flight risk, nor did he have any brushes with the law.There was no objection to bail. Ramjattan was granted ,000 bail for the burglary charge and ,000 for the simple larceny charge.He is expected to return to court on May 18, 2016.
It has been exactly twenty years since the UN placed the problematic of “culture” on its agenda and resolved to have its members appreciate its fundamental role in all aspects of human development, including economic development. But somehow our policy makers in Guyana have studiously ignored all the exhortations even as our lagging development was bemoaned.In 1996, UNESCO published the Report of the World Commission on Culture and Development, “Our Creative Diversity”, which established the culture and development agenda, and identified culture as a development priority. In the years that followed, the new agenda was supported by several policy papers and reports, the names of a few which suggest the contours of the debate and discussion:“From the Margins: A Contribution to the Debate on Culture and Development in Europe”; “Culture, Creativity and Markets”; “Cultural Diversity, Conflicts and Pluralism”; “Creative Industries and Development”.In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an explicit resolution on culture and development. It emphasised the important contribution of culture for sustainable development and for the achievement of national and international development objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals.As it stated, “Indeed, culture is a powerful economic tool which generates employment and income through cultural industries, cultural tourism and local traditional know-how. Moreover, it contributes also in fostering dialogue and social cohesion. Cultural dimension, as an essential component of human development, remains, nevertheless, not sufficiently included in development policies and activities.“This UN resolution invites, thus, the main development stakeholders to: Incorporate culture into all development policies; Promote its positive value, as an essential investment for the world’s future; Raise public awareness of the importance of cultural diversity for sustainable development; Support and assist the development of a dynamic cultural and creative sector in developing countries by encouraging creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and providing technical and vocational training for culture professionals.”As stated before, to a large degree, this recognition of the pivotal role of culture in development was not evident in Guyana even as the experience of several countries that pulled themselves out of poverty illustrated that the traditional “factors of production” needed to be augmented.In line with the trend of thinking summarised by UNESCO, the main factors of economic and social growth were posited to be knowledge, creativity, originality and skills.This new development paradigm for what has been called a “post-industrial society” in those countries such as Britain which had witnessed the diminution of traditional manufacturing, not only changed the economic structure of societies, but also the concepts of growth and development.As far back as the later 1980s one theorist had deployed the term “cultural industries” to tie the “cultural turn” to economic development. He explained he was referring to industries” in our society which employ the characteristic modes of production and organisation of industrial corporations to produce and to disseminate symbols in the form of cultural goods and services–usually as commodities”.The main characteristics of those industries are “to use capital-intensive process, technological means of mass production and/or distribution, highly developed divisions of labour and hierarchical modes of managerial organisation.”From the above perspective, we can consider the cultural industries sector to consist of four circles that may intersect each other in a dynamic fashion. One circle would encompass what may be considered the core “creative arts” that are not usually seen as “industrial”: literature, music, performing arts and visual arts.Another circle, consisting of film, museum, galleries, libraries, photography would be easier visualised as “creative industries” since they already “provide employment”.Even more so would be heritage, publishing and printing, sound recording, television and radio, video and computing game which form the wider cultural industries network.Rounding it off would be the circle of related industries – advertising, architecture, design, fashion, etc.It was mentioned recently, en passant, that Guyana has been engaged in a Caricom initiative on “Cultural Industries”. Would sharing this engagement also expose us to “industrial appropriation”, a la the parking meters?
Liverpool have started the season with some promise, winning their first two games as Brendan Rodgers beds in his big summer signings.The 1-0 victories away to Stoke and at home to Bournemouth weren’t the most convincing performances, though, and a daunting visit to Arsenal will test how far the Reds have progressed after disappointing last season.‘Liverpool can land a psychological blow with a win at Arsenal’ – click here to read Brendan Rodgers’ thoughts on tonight’s matchWith just one win at the Emirates Stadium since it opened in 2006, it’s been far from a happy hunting ground for Liverpool.But records are there to be broken and Rodgers will need to get his selection right in order to take anything away from North London.Five reasons for Liverpool fans to be optimisticTake a look at our predicted line up, above, and let us know what team your would choose by commenting below… 11 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) – to see who will hold the midfield together in Jordan Henderson’s anticipated absence, click right – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic 11. Roberto Firmino (right side attack) – to see who has surprised everyone so far this season and could be selected again, click right – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic 11 11 9. Christian Benteke (striker) – to see who will be key to Liverpool keeping possession, click right – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic 10. Philippe Coutinho (midfield) – to see who all Liverpool fans are praying will be selected, click right – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic 23. Emre Can (midfield) – to find out who will be vital for the Reds if they are to take points away from the Emirates Stadium, click right – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic 7. James Milner (centre midfield) – to see who will be aiming to scare the Arsenal defence, click right – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic 12. Joe Gomez (left back) – to see who could be handed a reprieve against Arsenal, despite a poor start to the campaign, click right – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic 11 11 11 11 11 11 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) – to find out who should replace Henderson in midfield, click right – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic 11 20. Adam Lallana (left side attack) – to see who is a cert to start, click right – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic 37. Martin Skrtel (centre back) – Click here for five reasons Liverpool fans can be optimistic
EUNAN DOHERTY TOOK THIS PICTURE AT MALIN HEADA SPECTACULAR sunset in Co Donegal this evening has started a debate – over where it was most stunning.You can send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.GARETH AUSTIN TOOK THIS PICTURE AT AN GRIANAN FORTEIMEAR QUINN TOOK THIS WONDERFUL PIC IN DONEGAL TOWN….STUNNINGMARY COOKE CAPTURED THIS LOVELY IMAGE NEAR LAGHEY RITA WILSON CERTAINLY GOT A FANTASTIC PIC AT DOOEY UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY – PAUL McGEADY TOOK THIS INCREDIBLE PICTURE IN GAOTH DOBHAIRGERALDINE MCBREARTY TOOK THIS INCREDIBLE PICTURE IN DONEGAL TOWNSunset on Drumneary Lake Fintown taken by Alan Coyle Dungloe bay at 16.30 by Brigid O’DonnellTaken at Gortlee Letterkenny Marion McGinley SPECTACULAR SUNSET GETS OUR READERS SNAPPING was last modified: November 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SPECTACULAR SUNSET GETS OUR READERS SNAPPING
Jose Mourinho felt let down by Manchester United’s players, accusing them of ignoring his advice and treating the Europa League clash at Fenerbahce like a “summer friendly”.On the back of Saturday’s frustrating goalless draw against Burnley and with a touchline ban looming at Swansea this weekend, any hopes the United boss had of a morale-boosting win in Istanbul was swiftly extinguished.Moussa Sow’s outrageous overhead kick after 65 seconds gave Fenerbahce a lead that Jeremain Lens, on loan from Sunderland, extended with a superb second-half free-kick.Wayne Rooney pulled one back late on – equalling Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 38-goal record as United’s all-time European top scorer – but a frantic final few minutes was unable to prevent a 2-1 loss.Mourinho pulled no punches in his post-match assessment, saying: “Our problem started in our global attitude.“They (Fenerbahce) were playing the Champions League final and we were playing a summer friendly. That is the reality of the way the game started.”This was always going to be a far cry from United’s 4-1 win over Fenerbahce at Old Trafford a fortnight ago, but they froze in front of the baying Sukru Saracoglu Stadium crowd.“What disappointed me more is that I have quite a big experience of playing against Turkish teams,” Mourinho, who lost Paul Pogba to injury after 30 minutes, said in the post-match press conference.“I played twice with Real Madrid and twice with Chelsea, I played with Porto too, so I pass to the players all my experience.“And my experience is that when you play against them in our home, it’s easy. It’s always 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, it’s easy.“You come to Turkey and it is completely different story, so I told them to wait for that, told them not to be focused on the easy game we had at Old Trafford and to be ready for a completely different game,“We started the game sleeping. I know that we have a problem and especially away from home, it’s difficult to play without two proper central defenders.“Football play starts with goalkeeper, two strong central defenders. We are playing with two left-backs (Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo) as central defenders and poor Blind is even having to play central defender on the right, which is even more complicated.“So I think at this moment we lack that structure there, but they start 100 miles per hour and we start really slowly.“They had the kick-off, they go immediately, the referee gives a free-kick. They take the free-kick in a fast way, we are sleeping, we don’t react. Then it’s a ball in the other side, we lose the second ball. Then the cross is coming, we don’t mark Sow in the box and then the game is a different story.“Then they are where they want to be. They are in front, then they can control the game, they can defend with a lot of bodies, they can wait for counter-attacks. They can simulate a few fouls, put some pressure on the referee, stop the game, win time, provoke some conflicts.“But it is not their fault, it our fault that we let them be 1-0 in front.“Then obviously when you are losing 2-0, the players had a reaction and they tried and probably they could (have equalised).“But I think we don’t deserve because for me football is from the first second and Fenerbahce played an emotional game. Football is an emotional game and they deserve (to win).” 1 Jose Mourinho watches on as Manchester United lost to Fenerbahce
1 If you thought Olivier Giroud’s wonder strike v Crystal Palace was a fluke, think again.The 30-year-old has scored in back-to-back games since returning to Arsenal’s starting XI in the Premier League, helping Arsene Wenger’s side to beat West Brom and Palace.His recent goal was one of the best you will see this year and footage has emerged showing it is not just a one-off.The French forward can be seen netting a scorpion kick in similar fashion in training. Giroud shows good feet to beat his marker and his shot rebounds behind him.He instinctively reaches out a leg and manages to send the ball into the back of the net – see below… Olivier Giroud: The French forward netted a goal-of-the-season contender v Crystal Palace
Tigers to play Appleton North on Saturday in sectional finalBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUPACA — The Marshfield and Neenah girls basketball teams had their backs against the wall time and time again during Thursday night’s WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal. When one team hit, the other hit back.In the end it was Marshfield that was able to come out on top, surviving a wild finish to win 74-71 in overtime at Waupaca High School and advance to Saturday’s sectional final.Neenah’s Abby Rudolph made a shot from half-court as time expired to force the extra four-minute period, but the Tigers never trailed in overtime as senior McKayla Scheuer scored 10 of her 27 points in the final 2:38 to lift Marshfield to the victory.The Tigers (23-2) will play Appleton North (21-4) in a sectional final at 1 p.m. Saturday at D.C. Everest High School for a berth in next week’s WIAA State Girls Basketball Tournament in Green Bay.“I was upset,” Marshfield coach Heidi Michaelis said of what transpired after the half-court heave to tie the game. “You think, ‘That just doesn’t happen.’ You just have to pick yourself up and battle. They were in the same position with people in foul trouble. It’s a kick in the face when that happens, but it shows a lot of character from our kids to hang in there.”Marshfield will be trying to qualify for the state tournament for the sixth time in school history and first since 2009. This will be the Tigers’ first sectional final since 2012 when they lost to Oshkosh West.“We’re so excited,” said Marshfield junior Ema Fehrenbach, who had 30 points before fouling out with 2:10 to go in regulation. “We know how much our hard work has paid off, and we’re really excited to be there to play.”Marshfield seemed in control early, jumping out to a 12-3 lead as Fehrenbach scored eight points to push the Tigers out in front.Neenah quickly made a game of it, scoring six of the next eight points, and it was tight the rest of the way.Marshfield led 30-24 at halftime, and Neenah used a 9-0 run to counter three baskets by Fehrenbach to take its first lead at 39-36 with 13:08 remaining in regulation.The Rockets (17-8) led by as many as four only to see Marshfield counter and tie the game at 47-47 on a 3-pointer by Meg Bryan with 8:30 left.There were six lead changes and four ties during the final 5 ½ minutes.Fehrenbach, who made 13 of 17 shots from the field, scored her last points at the 2:50 mark but then picked up two fouls in an 11-second span and fouled out with 2:10 to go. Nicole Marquardt’s two free throws gave Neenah a 57-55 lead.Marshfield senior guard McKayla Scheuer pushes in for a shot during the Tigers’ 74-71 overtime win over Neenah in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal Thursday night at Waupaca High School.Scheuer made one of two at the line but got the rebound on the miss, and after a timeout freshman Jenna Jakobi hit a short jumper off a rebound to put Marshfield back on top by one.Neenah missed on its next two possessions before Scheuer missed two free throws with 19.3 seconds to go. After another miss by the Rockets, Scheuer redeemed herself with two makes at the line, giving the Tigers a 60-57 lead with 5.3 seconds left.Neenah called a timeout and got the ball to Rudolph, who put up a shot from half court with 3 seconds left, and it swished through just before the buzzer sounded to send the game to overtime.“We couldn’t put our heads down, and we had to keep going,” Fehrenbach said. “The overtime was so much time for us to play. We had to keep pushing.”The game was tied three times in the extra frame, but the Tigers never trailed.Scheuer hit a 3-pointer, Bryan made two free throws, and Scheuer hit a driving lay-in only to see Neenah come back and score each time.A basket by Rudolph knotted the score at 69-69 with 52 seconds to go. Scheuer made five of six at the line over the final 46 seconds, including two with 11.9 to go to put Marshfield up three.Neenah had no more heroics left as Paige Helgerson missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds to seal the win for Marshfield.“These girls hung in there and found a way to win. I don’t know how else to say it,” Michaelis said. “It goes back and forth the entire game. They made big shots. We told McKayla to get the ball and, if they are going to call fouls, drive to the hoop.“I looked at her and told her, ‘Don’t give it up. If we’re going to lose, we’re going to lose with it in your hands.’ She took it upon herself to make a little dribbling (clinic) and make them follow her. She was upset after she missed those two free throws (at the end of regulation), and she wasn’t going to let it happen again.”Michaelis expects another tough one with Appleton North on Saturday. North defeated Eau Claire Memorial 61-53 on Thursday and beat Neenah by nine and 18 points in its two matchups during the Fox Valley Association season.“They have good guards and are going to pick you up full court and pressure you,” Michaelis said of North. “As tough as Neenah was, they are probably better. We’re going to have to play defense. That’s just the way it is.“We wanted that opportunity to play in the one game to make it worth everything. Anytime you play in a sectional final game, it’s up for grabs. It comes down to who makes shots, who comes out ready to go. We know we’re going to have to play probably our best game, and we’re OK with that. They’ve found a way to win all year when their backs are against the wall, and they’ve continued to play for each other, and that’s been really fun to see.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 74, Rockets 71 (OT)Neenah 24 36 11 – 71Marshfield 30 30 14 – 74NEENAH (71): Alyssa Barnes 2-4 2-2 6, Abby Rudolph 6-16 0-0 14, Katie Sukanen 3-9 4-8 10, Rachel Resch 2-9 6-8 10, Paige Helgerson 0-5 0-0 0, Julia Harvath 2-3 0-0 6, Nicole Marquardt 5-15 15-19 25, Kate Dietzen 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 20-62. FT: 27-37. 3-pointers: 4-16 (Rudolph 2-8, Harvath 2-2, Heldgerson 0-5, Dietzen 0-1). Rebounds: 37 (Marquardt 16). Turnovers: 10. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: Barnes. Record: 17-8.MARSHFIELD (74): McKayla Scheuer 8-18 8-12 27, Meg Bryan 1-5 2-2 5, Sara Dasler 2-3 0-0 4, Jenna Jakobi 2-6 0-0 4, Maddie Nikolai 2-7 0-1 4, Ema Fehrenbach 13-17 4-4 30, Hannah Meverden 0-1 0-1 0. FG: 28-57. FT: 14-20. 3-pointers: 4-18 (Scheuer 3-12, Bryan 1-5, Dasler 0-1). Rebounds: 37 (Fehrenbach 8, Meverden 7, Scheuer 7). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 25. Fouled out: Fehrenbach, Meverden. Record: 23-2.
9 October 2013 South Africa has received R3-billion from the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe announced during a meeting of the South African National Aids Council (Sanac) in Rustenburg, North West province on Tuesday. Motlanthe, who is chairperson of Sanac, said the approval of the largest Global Fund grant South Africa had ever received would allow the country to expand its programmes for the treatment of Aids and TB, but also for the important work of preventing new infections. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said 52% of the grant would go to the national Department of Health, with the rest being divided among a range of NGOs working in the field, such as Right to Care, the National Religious Association for Social Development, and the National Aids Convention of South Africa. On HIV/Aids, Motsoaledi said the money would be spent on various programmes, including the procurement of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines for 350 000 patients within the country, and on strengthening the central procurement unit to avoid drug stock-outs. Sanac CEO Dr Fareed Abdullah said the grant would also allow the country to tackle the causes of new infections in young women, as well as in high-risk populations such as sex workers.TB: focus on prisons, mines On tuberculosis, Motsoaledi said the biggest concentration of TB in South Africa was in the country’s prisons. On World TB Day in March, a new diagnostic tool, GeneXpert, had been unveiled at Polsmoor Prison. Between March and August, in Polsmoor alone, 12 656 inmates had been screened for TB, of whom 2 327 had been found suspicious and taken through the GeneXpert technology, with 176 being diagnosed with TB. Eight of them were found to have multiple drug-resistant (MDR) TB, and all were receiving treatment within 24 hours. “With this money, we are going to be able to do it in all the correctional services facilities in the country,” Motsoaledi said. “Every inmate will have to be screened and those [found to be] suspicious will be taken through GeneXpert. Those with TB will be put on treatment immediately. [We will] also follow their families, who will be visited and also be screened.” The funding would also enable the Department of Health to de-centralise treatment, with an increasing focus on community-based treatment to ensure that patients were treated in their communities. From the prisons, Motsoaledi said, the department would move to the country’s minse. Over 100 000 miners in small mines would be screened. Follow-ups will also be done in big mines to check their compliance with TB treatment/prevention programmes.SA ‘on track’ to meeting targets During Tuesday’s meeting, it was noted that South Africa was making progress towards achieving the global target set by the United Nations of reducing HIV and Aids by 50% by 2015. The country has successfully rolled out its ARV treatment programme, with two-million people receiving free treatment, making it the largest treatment programme in the world. The country is also on course to achieving the target of eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission by 2015. South Africa’s transmission rate is now at 2.7%, down from 8% in 2008. Source: SAnews.gov.za
Chris Howard, research vice president at Gartner, said that “four years ago, AI implementation was rare, only 10% of survey respondents reported that their organizations had deployed AI or would do so shortly. For 2019, that number has leapt to 37% — a 270% increase in four years. If you are a CIO and your organisation doesn’t use AI, chances are high that your competitors do and this should be a concern.” The sudden ramp up in using AI has led to a shortage of AI-knowledgeable employees. Major tech businesses now, like Microsoft, Google, Nvidia, and Amazon have large number of job openings for AI engineers. All companies, especially smaller ones, are having a hard time of finding and recruiting AI talent. Howard said that “we still remain far from general AI that can wholly take over complex tasks, but we have now entered the realm of AI-augmented work and decision science — what we call ‘augmented intelligence’.” Enterprises now see Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as tools for their organizations. AI adoption has tripled over the last year.