Corruption becomes culture

first_imgDear Editor,Recently, Cathy Hughes, the Honorable Minister revealed an irrational stance on corruption when she insulted members of the public that they are corrupt just like her Government and that corruption is a culture in Guyana. In effect, Minister Hughes aims to deter members of the public from calling out corruption within her Government because she is also allegedly involved in it.Minister Hughes must know that corruption becomes culture because corrupt practices are copied, especially from role models or from those in powerful positions.To this end, Minister Hughes cannot escape the fact that she is spreading corrupt values. Specifically, it has been widely reported that Minister Hughes is being handed government contracts to her personal business for selfish gains. And this is evidence of corruption by a powerful government minister who has no other option but to defend this scourge because of her alleged involvement. She has no moral grounds to stand and fight it.Further, Minister Hughes needs to be reminded that corruption robs human beings of basic needs like food, water, health care and shelter. This is exactly the tragedy in Guyana where the majority of Guyanese, including members of my own family fall into hopelessness, suicide and emigration. Life is unbearable in Guyana because of corruption primarily in government. And most would agree that Guyana is ruled by thieves.Editor, without a doubt, Minister Hughes is unfit to effectively serve in her capacity because of her alleged involvement in corruption. How can a minister not see that her behaviors embolden corrupt practices which destroy lives? Further, Minister Hughes and others with similar values in government have caused Guyana to remain poor in spite of our vast natural resources. And the Government of Guyana must understand that corruption is a brainless and destructive act which is ever supported or defended by decent human beings.Sincerely,Annie Baliram (PhD)last_img read more

Man City to return to China after Beijing debacle

first_imgPep Guardiola’s City will hope there is no repeat when they compete in the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy, which will be held in Nanjing on July 17 and nearby Shanghai on July 20.The other teams will be Newcastle United, West Ham United and Chinese-owned Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Premier League said on Tuesday.Each side will play two games in the mini tournament, which is likely to be testing for the players with peak temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius (86F) and the possibility of torrential rain.The Asia Trophy was similarly dogged by pitch problems — again after rain — when it was held in Hong Kong in 2013.Then-Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio labelled the muddy surface “a killer pitch” and Tottenham Hotspur’s Jan Vertonghen suffered an ankle injury on the waterlogged surface.While uncomfortable conditions for players and disruptive to managers’ pre-season preparations, the Premier League and clubs see such trips as a prime opportunity to grow their fan bases in China, the world’s second-biggest economy.City recently purchased a stake in Chinese third-tier club Sichuan Jiuniu as part of their overseas expansion drive.“In Manchester City we have the reigning Premier League champions competing for the trophy,” the league’s interim chief executive Richard Masters said when naming the July line-up.“I have no doubt the fans can expect some competitive and thrilling Premier League action.”A glut of European football clubs look set to visit China in pre-season, with Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur also committed to coming.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s 2016 game against Manchester United was called off due to an unplayable surface at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. © AFP / GREG BAKERSHANGHAI, China, Mar 26 – Manchester City will return to China this year for the first time since their ill-fated visit of 2016, when a game with cross-town rivals United was called off at the last minute.The first overseas Manchester derby was cancelled just hours before kick-off because of an unplayable surface at Beijing’s “Bird’s Nest” stadium following heavy rain.last_img read more

Sharks defenseman injured in Game 2 vs. Golden Knights

first_imgThoughts and prayers to #SJSharks forward, Logan Couture. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/OT3GlKGkkr— Vinnie Parise (@VinnieParise) April 13, 2019SAN JOSE — Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic and center Logan Couture were both injured in the second period of the Sharks’ game against the Golden Knights on Friday. Couture would return to the ice in the third period but Vlasic remained out of the game. The Sharks lost 5-3 to the Golden Knights at SAP Center in Game 2 of their opening round playoff …last_img

Saudi jet under threat?

first_imgA false alarm over a suspected hijacking of a Saudia Arabian Airlines Boeing 777-300 with 410 passengers and 21 crew aboard has sparked a massive security operation at Manila Airport.According to local authorities the pilot told air traffic controllers that the 777 was “under threat” as it approached the airport.Saudi Arabian Airlines clarified the situation saying that the incident was a “false alarm for hijacking”.However, the flight from Jeddah was isolated after the threat.According to the UK’s Independent “officials said a hijack warning button was repeatedly pressed by the flight crew, sparking the mobilisation of security forces and isolation procedures.”The Boeing 777 landed at 3pm local time.last_img

AT&T pilots smart city projects around Chicago

first_imgHow Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Tags:#AT&T#CES2017#Chicago#IoT#Smart Cities#smart city#transportation Donal Power How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … AT&T and the City of Chicago are deepening their smart city partnership with a pilot project for smart kiosks and bus shelters.The telecoms giant is expanding its smart cities work in the city with the new structures that will provide free Wi-Fi.The announcement of the project, which will roll the technology out within the next couple months was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.Besides internet connectivity, the smart transit shelters will include digital delays tracking bus arrival times and intelligent lighting. Ericsson is also a technology partner on the shelters.As for the kiosks, they will feature touchscreens, USB charging ports and tourist information.  They also may include expanded information like public safety and weather alerts, along with restaurant offers.“All the pilots we’re doing are designed to keep the residents more productive and engaged as they move about town,” said Mike Zeto of AT&T’s Smart Cities program. “The goal is to help the city try out tech that will provide benefits.”She said that the city would be launching up to three prototype bus shelters and five kiosks around the city. The locations of the test beds will be announced in the coming weeks.Looking to make O’Hare smarter, tooMeanwhile, AT&T Smart Cities is expanding its presence at O’Hare International Airport. It currently is installing digital displays that show real-time ground transport information.And now it is adding a new project which will capture passenger data as they move around the airport.“We’re leveraging big data to look at the flow of people throughout the airport to help us understand where people are coming from and where they are going,” said Chicago’s Chief Information Officer Brenna Berman. “That kind of data will help the team that manages O’Hare better understand how to help the travelers at O’Hare. For example, is there a better way to manage the taxi queue?”Chicago was one of the first U.S. cities involved in AT&T’s smart cities program, announced last year.center_img Related Posts Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

Bolts keep hopes alive

first_imgPhoenix’s Jeff Chan drives for a layup against Meralco’s Jason Ballesteros (left) and KG Canaleta. —SHERWIN VARDELEONMeralco coach Norman Black wanted his Bolts to treat the clash against the Phoenix Fuel Masters as a championship game. He was glad his players responded to the challenge.With the threat of another early exit hanging over their heads, the Bolts slipped past the Fuel Masters, 92-90, last Tuesday night to stay alive in the playoff race in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Garvo Lanete fired 24 points built on four triples, while Cliff Hodge had 17 points before leaving the game due to a knee injury as the Bolts survived a late onslaught by the Fuel Masters, who almost snatched the win at the buzzer only for Jeff Chan to miss on his three-point attempt.“For us, it was a championship game,” said Black, whose team improved to 3-6. “That was a really hard fought game. I’m just happy that the guys stayed in the game and kept fighting up until the end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Bolts stopped their losing streak at three games, while keeping the playoff race interesting with eight teams still in the hunt for the remaining five playoff spots.Later, GlobalPort leaned on a stellar game from Nico Elorde to repulse a listless TNT, 99-84, and boost its own playoff hopes, while pushing Ka Tropa out of the quarterfinal picture. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding On record-setting night, Ceres highlights big leap MOST READ Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Playing his finest game yet, Elorde tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Batang Pier, who climbed up to seventh with a 4-4 record.It was Ka Tropa’s third straight loss in a week that also saw them suffer a double-digit defeat to Barangay Ginebra. Ka Tropa fell to ninth at 4-6.“We started aggressively because our mind-set was TNT has already played three games in a week so we wanted to take advantage and push the tempo,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio.Phoenix came roaring back from a 16-point deficit early and nearly erased an 87-92 lead in the final 1:23 of the match. Jaypee Mendoza’s hustle play gave the Fuel Masters one final crack to steal the win, but Chris Newsome bothered Chan as he shot the potential game-winning triple.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Mourinho: My 2 friends in the Premier League

first_imgMan Utd boss Mourinho: My 2 friends in the Premier Leagueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho says two of his fellow Portuguese are the Premier League managers who are closest to him.In an interview with Soccer AM, he revealed who his best pal is among the current crop of Premier League bosses. “Nuno (Espirito Santo) was my player so I have a relationship with him from before,” he said.”Marco (Silva at Everton) I have known for years and he’s a good guy too.”Former goalkeeper Nuno was at Porto for years in two separate spells, with Mourinho his boss from 2002-04.When asked if he ever had a night on the town with Nuno, Mourinho was a little more coy.”In spite of the fact that we are both now managers I think we have a thing that I was your manager and you were my player,” he added.”That’s nice for me. There is always that little thing in the relationship.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Watch Arizona’s Football Players Do Their First Haka War Dance Of The 2015 Season

first_imgArizona players watch as teammates perform their first Haka dance of the season.Arizona Haka DancePregame routines don’t get much more intimidating than Arizona’s “Haka” dance. The dance, a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand, has become a tradition for the Wildcats. Arizona’s football players have performed the first Haka of the season. It’s pretty awesome. First Haka of the Year #HardEdgeCamp #BearDown pic.twitter.com/BpIvKAUEXe— Matt Dudek (@AZ_Matty_D) August 23, 2015That’ll get you fired up. Arizona opens its 2015 season Sept. 3 against UTSA.last_img

Jamaica to Sign New Air-Service Agreements

first_imgCabinet has given approval for the signing of new air-service agreements with the Governments of Slovenia, the Kingdom of Morocco, The Bahamas and South Africa.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, during Wednesday’s (October 17) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.He said Cabinet took special note of the outcome of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Services Agreement, which, since 2008, had provided states with an avenue to conduct air-services negotiations or consultations.“This is important in negotiating direct flights to Jamaica. Cabinet noted that Jamaica had participated in 16 air-service agreement negotiation sessions since 2008,” he said.last_img

Rep Rendon applauds House approval of bill to reopen Baldwin prison create

first_img Measure authorizes privately-operated prison in Lake CountyA bill was approved by the Michigan House this week to permit the reopening of Lake County’s Baldwin prison, announced state Rep. Bruce Rendon.In a county where jobs can be hard to find, Rep. Rendon said he celebrates the opportunity to reestablish this facility and create approximately 150 career opportunities for Michiganders.“The Baldwin facility can safely and effectively house inmates,” said Rep. Rendon, R-Lake City. “Reopening this local employer will result in significant economic influence to the people of Lake County and surrounding areas.”House Bill 4467—sponsored by Rep. Jon Bumstead and co-sponsored by Rep. Rendon—allows a privately-run prison to house inmates of any security level because the Michigan Department of Corrections has determined that the Baldwin facility can handle prisoners without issue.“Opening the facility after 10 years of inactivity would make use of currently underutilized infrastructure and create employment and economic growth that this community deserves,” said Rep. Rendon.The bill will be considered further by the Senate. 07May Rep. Rendon applauds House approval of bill to reopen Baldwin prison, create jobs Categories: Rendon Newslast_img read more