These empty promises

first_imgDear Editor,With amusement, I watched on as this Administration once again started making empty promises and building voters’ hopes up in an attempt to win back the voters that they greatly disappointed.What is ironic is that they failed to address the empty promises they made before the last general election and interestingly, they are making new promises. The President tries to portray the image of a no-nonsense person but immediately after awarding himself and Ministers a huge salary increase, my confidence for them diminished.After that, he attempted to fool the people once again by disbanding Ministries, and amazingly, there are more Ministers than the previous Administration had. Many come to realise their ministerial position was created just to give them a portfolio and we all see that they have so much time and taxpayers’ money to waste that they could have gone to the CCJ just to attempt to get support.Meanwhile, all Ministries are still fumbling to perform their duties properly, whilst the country is crying out for help. Editor, since the No-Confidence Motion, under the shelter of ‘Ministerial Outreach’, the Ministers and party supporters have been running all over the country trying to bribe voters by making promises.What I find comical is that these Ministers and supporters know the conditions and issues affecting places and they never attempt to address any. Now that their fun is about to be cut, they are running around asking people of issues affecting them when they fully well know of the issues. At the Tuschen New Scheme, for instance, all the streets are in deplorable conditions, the main access road is the only one that is in a decent condition for vehicles to traverse.As a result of the condition of the streets, motorists find themselves spending a huge amount of money to repair their vehicles constantly and they are forced to overcharge passengers traversing the area. Now this is a scheme that developed under the PPP/C’s tenure and because the area was developing, heavy-duty vehicles were constantly using the streets, thus, after time, they started to deteriorate.Now this Administration, under the guise of ‘Ministerial Outreach’, is going around campaigning and pretending to listen to people’s cries. They fully well know the conditions of these areas and know that almost everywhere they go, residents will be asking for better roads, telephone lines, proper security, street lights, etc, but because their intentions are not what residents expect, the residents are being misled.What I am saying is that it makes no sense for you to be wasting hours going somewhere under the guise of going to help when you already know the situation of the place. Added to that, you have the NDC and the Regional Council that would be au fait with the conditions of these places and I am quite sure that this information would reach each Minister for their attention, which in most cases are being ignored, so instead of being in their office trying to do a proper job, they are wasting time and taxpayers’ money distracting people. Yes, taxpayers’ money is being squandered meaninglessly.So, they are piggybacking on the works of the PPP/C, riddled with more accusations of corruption and incompetence than the PPP/C and they have nothing tangible to show for the time they have been in office but they are wasting time going around the country in a feeble attempt to buy Guyanese votes. They should understand by now that Guyanese are not stupid and are fully well aware of their incompetence!Regards,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

Tesouro Resources donates to orphanages

first_imgTesouro Resources, as part of its constant contributions to society, on Thursday made four substantial donations to four organisations that were in need of the assistance, through the The Dean Hassan Giving Voices Grants (DHGVG) fund.The institutions, which included John Bosco Orphanage, St Anne’s Orphanage, Shaheed’s Orphanage and Joshua House, were the recipients of varying services and support which were necessary.Dean Hassan presenting the donation to one of the recipients, Shaheed’s OrphanageResources Office Manager of the company, Jaswick Williams highlighted that the donations would be made by the company at specific periods during the year, where toys and meals would be provided to children, animals and the elderly. However, this initiative was targeted at the direct needs of the orphanages. As such, a grant committee was established whereby the organisations would get an opportunity to send their request of their proposals which would later be sanctioned, followed by the materialisation of the idea.Also speaking at the event was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesouro, Dean Hassan, who noted that the company has been making these contributions for a number of years and will continue to do so in the future adding, “I’m here, willing and able to assist when called upon”.This year, St John’s Bosco Orphanage received the assistance of 20 beds while psychological support was given for the girls of St Anne’s Orphanage, a computer lab to Shaheed’s Orphanage and Johsua House is expected to see the refurbishment of their kitchen and outdoor facilities.The aim of the DHGVG funding is to provide a grant of a minimum of $1,000,000 each to five orphanages in Georgetown.last_img read more

‘COME AND TRY’ WITH THE DONEGAL SPORT PARTNERSHIP’S SPORTS ABILITY DAY

first_imgThe Donegal Sports Partnership will host their Annual Sports Ability Day on Saturday 24th of September in Aura Leisure Complex in Letterkenny from 10-2pm.The event, which this year runs as part of Social Inclusion week and is also supported by Donegal County Council, is a “Come and Try” event for people with disabilities and offers them the opportunity to try sports which they may not have previously tried.Donegal Sports Ability Day is part of the overall Sport Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO) Programme which runs under the umbrella of Donegal Sports Partnership. The initiative which was launched in 2008 is supported by the Irish Sports Council has seen many positive developments to-date in Donegal with approximately 700 people with disabilities having participated in sports participation programmes or events with similar numbers having participated in education and training programmes.Speaking in advance of the event SIDO with Donegal Sports Partnership Thérèse Laverty encouraged people of all abilities to come along to the Aura Leisure Complex and join in on the day.“The event is hosted on an annual basis and gives people the opportunity to try new sports, I’d like to encourage people with disabilities, their friends and family members to attend the event and see what we have on offer.“Many individuals have a preconception about disability sport but when they get to experience the sports this normally changes. “We’d also like to see as many local club coaches come along and join in the coaching with the various National Governing Bodies of Sport which will be present such as the GAA, FAI, Badminton Ireland and Athletics Ireland, everyone is welcome. We are also hoping to have some of the Donegal GAA County Players attend on the day to meet the participants.”Further information on the event can obtained from www.activedonegal.com or by contacting Donegal Sports Partnership on 074(91)16078/79 or by email on sidoactivedonegal@gmail.com.Ends‘COME AND TRY’ WITH THE DONEGAL SPORT PARTNERSHIP’S SPORTS ABILITY DAY was last modified: September 5th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Aura CentreDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPSports Ability Daylast_img read more

WATCH: Pinehill Studios welcomes hundreds to class of 2017/18

first_imgAfter a successful registration day on Saturday, Pinehill Studios Letterkenny is ready for a very exciting year ahead. With 11 facilitators and over 50 classes on the timetable for 2017/18 it wasn’t enough for the crowds that gathered in hope to get a space in some of their favourite classes. We have now added classes to accommodate all who have registered and look forward to meeting you all over the next week.If you did not make our Registration day on Saturday but would like to attend a class here at Pinehill Studios, please contact us for information on availability for the class you are interested in participating in.Classes available here at Pinehill Studios include:Children’s classes; Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Arts & Crafts, Disco Freestyle, Irish Dancing, Baby Sensory, and Dance Tots Adult classes; Hip Hop, Irish Dancing, Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Pilates, Dance with me Baby, Piloxing and Piloxing Knockout.If you would like any further details on the activities held at Pinehill Studios, you can go to www.pinehillstudios.ie to see all the class timetables and contact details for all the instructors at the studio.Visit Pinehill Studios on Facebook here. WATCH: Pinehill Studios welcomes hundreds to class of 2017/18 was last modified: September 6th, 2017 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:activitieschildrenClassesDANCEPinehill StudiosregistrationVideoslast_img read more

Warriors Q&A: Bob Myers on managing the season, KD-Draymond incident and team’s technicals

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!NEW ORLEANS — On the surface, everything looks great. The Warriors (56-24) enter Tuesday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans (33-48) with the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, five All-Stars and a nearly fully healthy roster.Dig a bit deeper, though, and the Warriors faced plenty of challenges. Just as they did through three NBA championships in four …last_img read more

How to Save Money by Migrating to Cloud Computing

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Much has been written about the benefits of cloud computing. Cost savings are one of the biggest benefits cited, but how can you make sure you’re actually maximizing your savings? Diversity analyst Ben Kepes has written a white paper for Rackspace called Moving your Infrastructure to the Cloud: How to Maximize Benefits and Avoid Pitfalls. This paper is a good introduction to the subject of cloud computing and would be of benefit to anyone making a decision about migrating to the cloud.Refreshingly, the white paper is available in HTML instead of as a PDF and requires no email address or registration to view.Capacity vs. UsageKepes emphasizes the following financial benefits of Infrastructure-as-a-Service:Economies of scale – IaaS vendors can offer cheaper access to infrastructure by purchasing equipment in bulk.Pay as you go for what you use – With cloud computing, you can pay for what you use, like a utility, instead of investing in a fixed capacity infrastructure that may either exceed or fall short of your organization’s needs.Cloud services can be paid for out of the operating expenditures budget – And because computing resources are paid for like a utility, they can be paid for out of the operating expenditures budget instead of capital investments.Kepes emphasizes the need for organizations to select IaaS vendors that allow them to actually take advantage of these benefits. For example, it’s important that customers make sure than billing for cloud services is as granular as possible.Kepes also looks at issues such as Service Level Agreements, support and compliance. This is the first of a series of free white papers by Kepes. Hopefully we’ll see further depth as wall as papers for more advanced practitioners.Photo credits: Flickr user Kevin Dooley Related Posts klint finleycenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#cloud computing last_img read more

Melbourne Renegades open to Chris Gayle’s return despite ‘don’t blush’ furore

first_imgThe Melbourne Renegades are considering bringing back Chris Gayle for another Big Bash season despite the furore the West Indies batsman caused by asking a reporter out on a date during a televised interview.Gayle was fined A$10,000 ($7,500) and slammed by Renegades’ management in January after directing personal comments at Channel Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin.”To see your eyes for the first time is nice,” the 36-year-old said. “Hopefully we can have a drink afterwards. Don’t blush, baby.”The Jamaican later told reporters it was a “simple joke” that had been blown out of proportion and offered a qualified apology to McLaughlin.Victoria state and Renegades coach David Saker said that while Gayle’s behaviour was wrong it would not factor into his recruiting decisions.”I just pick a squad of players. If the hierarchies or people in higher positions than myself come down on that, they do,” Saker told local media.”We know it was the wrong thing to do and he probably identified that quite quickly. We all did. But I think what happened afterwards was a bit of a beat-up.”There’s still a chance of recruiting Gayle. To be fair we probably need an overseas bowler though. We’re looking at whether to go down that track or to recruit a bowler from inside Australia. So we’re going through whether we need to re-sign Chris Gayle.”One of the world’s most devastating limited overs batsmen, the former West Indies captain celebrated a second World Twenty20 win in India last month.advertisementlast_img read more

India is passionate giant of football: Infantino

first_imgPanaji, Sep 27 (PTI) FIFA President Gianni Infantino today described India as the “passionate giant” of football and asked AIFF to ensure that there is a steady growth of the sport in the country. “India has always been mentioned as the Sleeping Giant. But from what I have seen here I am sure that India is now the passionate giant of Football,” Infantino said at a media interaction here today. “India are the World Champions of passion. The work done by AIFF is impressive and it is not a coincidence that Football is developing in India and the passion is growing year after year. Results wont be immediate but it will follow in coming years. “India is a passionate giant because I have been seeing the graph of development. The Mission Eleven Million which the AIFF is working on to indulge the youth is commendable. The passion of the people, of the fans, of the Players, of the youth and the people associated with Football is heart-warming and makes the future bright,” he added. Infantino, who is on his first visit to India since being elected the FIFA President, also mentioned that its needs to be made sure that there is a “steady growth of Football in India.” “Football is already one of the top sports of India and it is the number one sport for the Indian youth. We aim to make it the number one sport in India for everybody. FIFA together with AIFF has to develop Football in India and we need to make sure that there is a steady growth of Football in India,” the FIFA President maintained. AIFF President Praful Patel dubbed the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 to be a “milestone for Indian Football.” “The FIFA U-17 World Cup is a new chapter in the history of Indian Football and we need to make sure that it is one of the best FIFA Tournaments ever held in the World,” he echoed. “The passion for Football has the ability to take us forward from the U-17 World Cup and we need to capitalize on that,” he added. PTI ATK “I like the Indian Football Federation being called the All India Football Federation. It has the feeling of the magnitude of India and embracing everyone. India is a Continent which is developing and Football will become the No. 1 sport in the Country,” he expressed. PTI MCS ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

John Terry signs Aston Villa deal, confirms club owner

first_imgFormer Chelsea captain John Terry is all set to join Aston Villa.Aston Villa owner Tony Xia confirmed the news on Monday.”Welcome JT to Birmingham city … Aston Villa!” Xia tweeted.??????????????????Welcome JT to Birmingham city…Aston Villa???!#UTV! @AVFCOfficial Announcement shortly!- Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) July 3, 2017Terry was given a perfect sendoff by Chelsea in May after the club registered an astounding 5-1 win over bottom club Sunderland to end their Premier League campaign.He had hinted at possibly retiring in the wake of winning the title last season and also had offers to move abroad, reports the Guardian.The 37-year-old formally became a free agent on Saturday but has now decided his immediate future.The contract of Terry, who made more than 700 senior appearances for Chelsea, is understood to be lucrative, especially by Championship standards, as he is set to earn around 60,000-a-week at Villa.It is believed that despite interest from West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Bournemouth, Terry has been persuaded to drop down to England’s second tier by Villa manager Steve Bruce.last_img read more

PM launches first phase of Hyderabad Metro

first_imgHyderabad, Nov 28 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the first phase of the 72-km elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project at the Miyapur station here. After launching the 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations in between, the prime minister took a ride on the train on its inaugural run. He was accompanied by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, Telangana Information Technology Minister K T Rama Rao and state BJP chief K Laxman, among others.The prime minister, with other dignitaries, took a ride in the inaugural run from Miyapur station to Kukatpally station (a distance of five km) and back, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) Managing Director N V S Reddy told PTI. A mobile app named T Savari for Metro passengers was launched by the prime minister, who was also given a power-point presentation on the project at Miyapur station.The metro would be open for public from tomorrow. The 30-km stretch in the opening phase is the longest for any metro in the country on inauguration, Rama Rao said.It was a proud day for loco pilots S Supriya and M Rajasekhara Chary as they were in the drivers seat for the inaugural run.The trains would run from 6 am to 10 pm initially which would be rescheduled to 5:30 am to 11 pm depending on the traffic and demand, Rama Rao said. Hyderabad metro rail is the largest project of its kind in the world in the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode, he said.advertisementThe concessionaire, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, which is developing the 72-km project, has fixed a minimum fare of Rs 10 for a distance of up to two km while the maximum fare is Rs 60 for travelling more than 26 km. Each train would initially have three coaches and 330 people can travel in each coach. The number of coaches can be increased to six depending on traffic, Rao said.The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) will start feeder services for the metro from tomorrow. A smart card was launched last Saturday for metro passengers.As many as 546 security personnel from private agencies will man the stations on the Miyapur-Nagole stretch. They will be working under three police officials per station in each shift, HMRL officials said.The L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) has already installed sophisticated CCTV cameras at all the stations and in trains.Reddy said several measures have been taken to ensure comfortable travel for the disabled too. The project on which work began in July 2012, was initially scheduled to be completed by June this year but delays due to land acquisition and other issues resulted in it overshooting the deadline. The project overcame many hurdles such as a default by the first concessionaire — Maytas Infra-led consortium — and subsequent developments, crucial land acquisition by the state government and logjam for sometime over route alignment.He also unveiled the inaugural plaza and the specially designed pylon located next to the entrance of Miyapur metro station.The inaugural Plaza-Pylon embodies the rich heritage of Hyderabad and yet it sports a contemporary look.Unlike other monuments generally fenced off, this one has been built as an open structure, accessible to all and would be a selfie point the residents and tourists visiting the city, HMRL said. PTI VVK RS KRK SKlast_img read more