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Dear Editor,Allows us a space within your newspaper to express the disappointment and disenchantment that we, the Hindus of this country, continue to face because of an uncaring Government.We are positively sure that everyone throughout the length and breadth of this country is aware of the problems facing the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha. Over the last year, many Hindus from different parts of the country would’ve taken to your newspaper, via letters and other means, to highlight the issues facing the Maha Sabha, and ultimately the Hindu community at large. The Maha Sabha, being the oldest Hindu religious and cultural organisation in the country, holds a dear and special place in the hearts of many Hindus in Guyana, and therefore its problems and the turmoil it is currently facing have affected us all!On many occasions, if not at all times Editor, calls were made by these persons to the Government, literally begging their attention and intervention in order to restore order and legitimacy to the Maha Sabha. All have since fallen on deaf ears!Editor, there is a term that is quite popular among the older folks who are in touch with their Hindi – “Bilaway”. This term, Editor, refers to the wasteful or corrupt spending of one’s resources. The cabal that has been in charge of the Maha Sabha since the year 2000 has only sought to “bilaway” the resources of the Maha Sabha. For 22 years the Maha Sabha has not held an election to renew membership or to change office bearers, although its by-laws state this must happen at least every five years!The treasurer of the Sabha is no longer a resident of Guyana, but has been signing cheques of the organisation and spending the organisation’s money as if it belongs to them! The organising Secretary has been serving in that capacity for years on end, and has also been paying a hefty sum to themselves every single month for the last five years! Tell me Editor, isn’t it time that the Government of Guyana look into this situation?Many may argue that the Government has no business in the affairs of the Sabha, but at the same time, one must be cognisant of the fact that the Maha Sabha is incorporated as a parliamentary body under Act no. 42 of 1954! This in itself gives the Government of Guyana the prerogative to intervene for the betterment of the organisation. Very recently, we saw this happening at the Guyana Public Service Credit Union, where the Government installed an interim management committee (IMC) to bring order and to stamp out the corruption that had engulfed the GPSCU.The question, Editor, is: Why hasn’t the same been done at the Maha Sabha? Why does the Government continue to overlook and ignore the situation facing the Maha Sabha despite numerous calls for Government to intervene? Has the Government of Guyana forsaken its Hindu populace?These are questions that the Hindus of this country will remember come 2020, and should the Coalition Government fail to answer them by that time, then we will surely show the power of the ballot.Editor, justice has to be served to those who have wreaked havoc at the Maha Sabha in the name of power and money, and it can only be done through the help and assistance of the Government of the day. We, the members of the Maha Sabha, therefore renew our call to the President and the Government of Guyana to look into the affairs of the Maha Sabha, and to do what is necessary in the eyes of the law to bring back the organisation to functionality and legitimacy!We will no longer sit and allow our pleas to be ignored, nor do we plan to sit and allow the Maha Sabha to sail into oblivion. We will continue to fight until this prestigious organisation is rescued and returned to its rightful place in the heart of every Hindu!Yours respectfully,Vishnu B. Persaud – Centeral GeorgetownShakti Arora – LeonoraJeewan Singh – CharityTamesh Deodat – East BerbiceRaymond Sharma – West Berbice
The Government, through the Natural Resources Ministry is aiming to submit its application for membershipNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and World Bank Consultant on EITI Ana Maria Rodriguezto the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in November.Ana Maria Rodriguez, a consultant from the World Bank, is in Guyana assisting the ministry to establish a Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG). Rodriguez will be providing technical support on the process for creating the MSG and advancing the preparation, once the MSG is established, to draft a work plan.In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Rodriguez said that she will be assisting stakeholders to, “Understand the process in order to accommodate that process to the context of the country so that they can actually prepare for the candidacy for EITI and come up with a good work plan that is going to be helpful for the country”.Rodriguez explained that EITI is a good tool to generate public dialogue and trust within the sectors: “I think EITI is a great start to set up the table, create dialogue between the three sectors that most of the time they are not sitting down at the same table and being informed and asking questions about the transparency.”The EITI is a global organisation of 51 countries that have subscribed to establishing, upholding and promoting the standards and tenets of good governance, transparency and accountability in the management of extractive industries.At its core the EITI promotes the belief that natural resources belong to the people and are to be extracted and managed on behalf of the people; both for current and future generations.The MSG consists of a tripartite of government, civil society and industrie stakeholders. Establishing a MSG is an important requirement of EITI.Last month, a senior mining specialist and extractive industries specialist visited Guyana on behalf of the World Bank to discuss how it can support Guyana in its candidacy. Rodriguez’ visit is a result of that meeting and is part of a first mission by the World Bank in its support to Guyana for two weeks.Meanwhile, the ministry will be hosting a National Symposium on Wednesday to engage stakeholders in the process of creating the MSG. Rodriguez is expected to guide the process of selecting representatives of the MSG.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman said the symposium is a, “good start” towards reinvigorating interest in EITI: “We wouldn’t be expecting that everything would be completed at the symposium on Wednesday, it’s the process of taking us toward membership and then, having attained membership your job is now starting in a sense because, you then have to ensure that you submit declarations.”Minister Trotman noted that he would like to see the standard in place before Guyana begins oil production: “It would be good for us to put this standard in place by having our membership sorted out and accredited so when we start to benefit from the revenue from oil we would (have) already been subscribing to that standard and being transparent and open.”Guyana had reaffirmed its commitment to join EITI at the world summit in Peru last February.
Shaheed “Roger” Khan, was earlier today released from Police custody on $200,000 bail, according to his Attorney Glenn Hanoman.Speaking with the Guyana Times on Tuesday, Hanoman related that his client will have to report to CID Headquarters as so instructed by the Police.Khan was deported from the United States after spending a number of years in prison for drug trafficking and other crimes. He arrived in Guyana Friday night and was immediately whisked away to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Police Headquarters, Eve Leary where he remained in custody.The Police said that they have been investigating Khan for the murders of rights activist, Ronald Waddell, and boxing coach, Donald Allison.Waddell was gunned down in his car outside his seaside Subryanville, Georgetown home in January 10, 2006. A US informant, Selwyn Vaughn, had testified in a US court saying that he had been a member of an alleged death squad that had been headed by Khan, and he had known that the drug trafficker had ordered the hit on Waddell.In addition, Allison was shot dead outside the Ricola Boxing Gym in Agricola on the East Bank of Demerara, on September 8, 2005 because he had been believed to have been supporting heavily-armed gunmen in Buxton.Khan was sentenced in 2009 after he pleaded guilty to arms trafficking, drug trafficking, conspiracy and witness tampering. He was nabbed in neighbouring Suriname back in June 2006 after fleeing Guyana.After serving his sentence, he released from prison on July 8, 2019, placed in the custody of ICE, and was being held at the Krome Detention Facility in Miami before his deportation.
Seniors Lunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Donation is $5, or $2.25 for ages 60 and older. Reservations are due 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. Call (805) 517-6261. Thursday: Chicken teriyaki, cauliflower. Friday: Beef and broccoli, chopped spinach. Schools The Simi Valley Unified School District offers lunch for $2. Optional lunch includes a low-fat yogurt and a low-fat peanut butter and jelly sandwich. All lunches include a choice of a half-pint of nonfat white or chocolate milk. Menu subject to change. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Cheese pizza, salad, orange and apple slices, animal crackers. Tuesday: Beef chalupa, salsa cup, pears, churro. Wednesday: Chicken sandwich, pickle, pineapple, juice bar. Thursday: Chicken bagel dog, baby carrots, grapes. Friday: Ham and cheese deli roll, celery sticks, fruit bites. The Moorpark Unified School District offers lunch, including milk, for $2. Menu is subject to change. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Mini cheeseburgers, carrot sticks, peaches, juice bar. Tuesday: Mini corn dogs, Tater Tots, green beans, mixed fruit. Wednesday: Sloppy Joes, salad, corn, cookie. Thursday: Macaroni and cheese, roll, salad, banana. Friday: Turkey sandwich, pickle, tater tots, apple. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Meals include salad, whole-grain bread, fruit, milk and choice of yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese stick. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Cheese pizza, vegetable mix five-way. Tuesday: Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce, broccoli. Wednesday: Macaroni and cheese, peas.
Joao Moutinho has been linked with a Monaco exit 2 Arsenal’s shortcomings this season have been there for all to see, with the Gunners looking incredibly lightweight and threadbare for a side supposedly tipped to challenge for major honours every year.For all of their periods of dominance against Manchester United at the weekend, it was a familiar scenario for Arsene Wenger’s side as they failed to take their chances and were eventually overrun in midfield, an area in which – on paper at least – they have a number of options.Fans’ vociferous responses have underlined that something needs to change and with the January transfer window rapidly approaching, Wenger has the perfect opportunity to do enact that.While the Frenchman remains coy over what his movements in the winter will be, the club continue to be linked with an array of midfielders, with Real Madrid misfit Sami Khedira prime among them.The German World Cup winner has seemingly fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu, and while reports of a move to Bayern Munich may hold some weight, he seems to be exactly what Arsenal need. Or is he?According to latest rumblings in the French press, Monaco’s versatile midfield star Joao Moutinho is making all the noises of a man seeking a move, with Arsenal tipped as a potential beneficiary of his discontent.The Portuguese international had been strongly linked with a move to England before his mega money switch to the principality, and given the increasing need to replace an ageing Mikel Arteta, his angst could have come at the right moment.So far this season, Moutinho has operated in an array of positions for Monaco, ranging from deep-lying playmaker, to wideman, to central midfield and it is arguably the latter of these three that is of most use to Arsenal. Despite the insistence that the Gunners need a robust defensive midfielder, Wenger doesn’t seem interested in altering his set-up to incorporate such a player, so instead the likeliest arrival would be a more central operator.For this reason alone, Moutinho is therefore an excellent option given the current options available.Statistically speaking, the Portuguese offers everything required of a central midfielder, from excellent passing accuracy and ball retention (81.9 per-cent accuracy this season, with an average of 85.11 per-cent over the past two years), to chance creation (22 this season, 80 in total during his time at Monaco).His recent use as a substitute suggests there is some substance to rumours of his discontent at the club, so expect his current valuation of £25m to decrease somewhat.Now isn’t the time for financial frugality at the Emirates. As Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov recently admitted, there is money in the club, and the club must use it.In Moutinho, Arsenal could have the ideal investment.Arsenal fans, do you think would Joao Moutinho be a good signing? Comment below… 2
BY EMMET RUSHE: The low fat craze is something that was a bit of a slow starter.It originally began in the 70’s from studies on cholesterol and heart health in which they mistakenly proved a cause and correlation between dietary fat and heart attacks.It wasn’t until March 1984 when ‘Time Magazine’ ran a cover entitled ‘Cholesterol and now the bad news’ , that the public caught onto the notion that fat was bad for your health. The sub headline of the article was ‘Cholesterol is proved deadly, and our diet may never be the same’.I wonder if the author of the article knew at the time how right that paragraph would be.For the next two decades, the low fat craze took off like a steam train on overdrive.Every shop and supermarket you went into was selling some sort of fat-free produce. Diet companies were started with their whole mantra based on low fat eating.The premise for low fat diets seemed like a simple one; eat less fat and you will lose fat; what could be simpler than that?However, when we look at the statistics that came out of the 80’s regarding the low fat diet we see a different story altogether.‘During the fat-free era, fat consumption decreased by 33 percent and obesity increased by 11 percent’.If we look at the low fat and fat-free diet era as a whole, what we have actually ended up with is an obesity epidemic. When it comes to diet and nutrition, fat is a nutrient that has been stigmatized as something that you should avoid.For years you have been told that if you want to lose weight, you have to eat low-fat foods or avoid fat all together.This may seem like a good idea, but if you eliminate fat from your diet you will deprive your body of essential nutrients that your body needs to be healthy.Instead of eliminating fat from your diet, it is better to eliminate certain types of fat and include others. Trans-fats are found in food like chips, margarine, crackers, biscuits, snack foods, fast foods and processed foods.Trans-fats are worse for cholesterol levels than saturated fats because trans-fats raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol at the same time.The way to spot them on products is to look out for partially hydrogenated fats and hydrogenated fats on the ingredients list.The truth of the matter is that eating fat can actually help you to burn stored body fat.Nutritionist Alan Aragon M.S says:“Research shows that the fat in meat and milk (a saturated fat known as stearic acid) is actually good for you’Also, omega-3 fatty acids (which are commonly found in fish) can do everything from decrease blood pressure and inflammation, to improve bone health and help you lose weight.In contrast, trans fats, which are industrially produced and lurk under names like “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil,” will wreak havoc on your body.So what types of fat can we eat and are actually good for our health?(It is important to remember that this will work best if your diet is made up of whole foods rather than processed foods.)Foods like;Oily fish or omega 3 supplements (2-4 times per week), extra virgin olive oil, flax seeds, nuts (not peanuts), nut butters (almond, cashew), seeds, avocados, coconut oil, steak, minced steak, milk, cheese, Greek yoghurt, cottage cheese.These are a few choice sources of fat that you can include in your diet that, taken in moderation, can help improve a number of health issues in the body and may also help lose some stored body fat.The next issue of ‘Time Magazine’ is due out on the 23rd of June.On the cover is a picture of a spiral of butter and the heading is ‘Ending the War on Fat’#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program to help you reach your weight loss/weight gain goals, please contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WILL EATING FAT MAKE YOU FAT? was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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:cholestrolEating fatemmet rusheFatlosing weightobesitytrans-fats
In a related matter, a federal judge last week rejected the city’s claims that federal agencies, including the BLM, failed to perform an adequate environmental analysis before granting Cemex the right to mine. As a city planner, Luoma said he hopes the annexation process will be finalized by about May. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Cemex intends to make its position clear to LAFCO that annexation of the Soledad Canyon property into the city’s municipal boundaries is inappropriate,” said Kerry Shapiro, the lead attorney for Cemex’s Soledad Canyon project. “The city has previously made public statements to the effect that annexation of the Soledad project is part of a broader plan to block implementation of the project.” Several years ago, LAFCO denied city officials’ attempt to add the mining area to Santa Clarita’s sphere of influence as a probable forerunner to annexation. LAFCO’s executive director, Larry Calemine, said the agency would take its earlier decision into account as “one of many factors” in making a decision about the current application. The agency could approve or reject the application as a whole, or it could selectively approve or deny portions of the city’s proposal. Zoning in the area would allow for residential development, parkland and open space. City planners have said the annexation would have no significant environmental impact. Cemex and the federal Bureau of Land Management officials contend the city’s annexation plan fails to adequately describe the site’s mineral resources and Cemex’s mining plans. Jan Bedrosian, a spokeswoman for the bureau, said the BLM is reviewing its options for airing its views to LAFCO. SANTA CLARITA – While acknowledging that jurisdiction over the land would not give them authority over mining, city officials have taken steps to annex 1,885 acres in Soledad Canyon, where a mega-mining operation they oppose is planned. On Tuesday, Santa Clarita planners filed an application with the Local Agency Formation Commission – the agency that oversees municipal boundary changes in Los Angeles County – to annex the undeveloped land, including 906 acres the city owns. “We are hoping for a smooth, successful annexation,” said Kai Luoma, a planner. The City Council approved the move Nov. 22. Mexico-based Cemex, which was granted the right to mine 56.1 million tons of sand and gravel by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in 1990, plans to contest the city’s application with the LAFCO.
Tags: FUFA Big League 2018/19Hassan Wasswa DazoIbrahim KiryaNebbi CentraltopWakiso Giants Wakiso are four points clear at the top of the Big League-Elgon Group (file photo)FUFA Big League 2018/19Nebbi Central vs Waiso GiantsNebbi Grounds, NebbiThursday, 18-04-2019 @4pmNEBBI – Three games to the end of the season, Wakiso Giants are four points clear at the top of the FUFA Big League-Elgon Group.The Purple Sharks who went on a massive recruitment spree, at the start of the season are nearing their dream of attaining promotion to the top tier at the first time of asking.Not that it has been a bed of roses however, as the Money-Bags have endured testing times recently.Going into the game away to Nebbi Central, Wakiso Giants have gone three games minus victory. In that period, they have drawn 0-0 against Kyetume, lost 2-0 away to UPDF and drew 1-1 with Light SS.Despite the poor run of form that has seen Ibrahim Kirya’s side collect only 2 out of a possible 9 points, the others directly below then have done themselves no favours hence Wakiso still enjoying a four point lead at the top.Two more victories and the dream is complete but they will need to forget about what has been happening in the recent past and concentrate on what lies ahead.“The past is behind us, said Kirya ahead of Thursday’s game.“We are in good condition and the players fired up and the target is to pick maximum points.Hassan Wasswa Dazo is back from an injury that has kept him out of the past three games. Striker Norman Ogik, midfielder Yasin Mugume and goalie Yasin Mugabi are all ruled out due to respective injuries.Dazo (left) returns for Wakiso after three games out. (Wakiso Photo)For Nebbi, they are entangled in a fight for their lives in the second tier.At the start of the day, Nebbi sit bottom of the standings with 11 points from their first 16 games.With only four matches to play, they know that they need to start accumulating points as soon as possible or face the drop.Defeating Wakiso has been one of the hardest things to do in the Elgon Group as the Purple Sharks have lost only one game all season.However, if Nebbi can pull it off, it could be the result that kick-starts their bid to fend off relegation.Elsewhere in the Elgon Group, UPDF visit Kyetume FC at Nakisunga playground, in a game both want to win to keep pressure on Wakiso Giants.The two sides are 3rd and 4th with 28 points each and victory for either side, will see the winner jump to second on the log.The other two games in the group will see Light SS host Bukedea Town Council at the Amuria High School playgrounds while Kataka and Entebbe FC square off at CRO Sanisiro Grounds in Mbale.In the Rwenzori Group, Dove FC host Water, Kansai Plascon are away to Ntinda United while Kireka United entertain Kiboga Young.The other FUFA Big League fixtures on Thursday:-Dove Fc vs Water FC-Ntinda United vs Kansai Plascon-Kireka United vs Kiboga Young-Kyetume vs UPDF FC-Light SS vs Bukedea Town council-Kataka FC vs Entebbe FC-Nebbi Central vs Wakiso GiantsWednesday’s Result:-Proline 9-0 BumateComments
The slaughter of eight deer near Ards Friary has shocked the wider community with fears that the meat from the carcasses is making its way illegally into the food chain.Gardai were called to Ards on Saturday by a local man, Neil Gallagher after he noted a man with a gun in a location near the Friary where shooting of deer is prohibited.Later a deer was found shot dead in the field. It is understood that a total of eight carcasses were later removed from the scene by wildlife rangers and brought to Glenveagh.Mr. Gallagher said it was a scene of carnage and the deer population locally has all but been wiped out by gangs of poachers roaming and killing the animals at will.Neil Gallagher told the Tirconail Tribune that he understands that Gardai have interviewed one man who is not from the locality.He says the community is keeping a watch on at least seven gangs who are coming into the Ards area. “I believe these gangs are making around €250 per carcass selling the meat into the food chain without any monitoring or health checks for animal’s status. It is very sad that there are so many gangs roaming the countryside killing off the deer population and their only motivation is profit,” said Mr. Gallagher.He pointed out that only a certain type of gun can be legally licensed for culling deer and there is much local suspicion that the poachers are also breaking the law in this regard.“The illegal deer trade is thriving and that is why so many gangs are out there and prepared to take a risk they will not be apprehended. There have been many reported cases of deer escaping with gunshot wounds and left to die a very painful death,” he said.Mr.Gallagher has appealed to the public with any information on those involved to contact the Gardai urgently.Outrage as eight deer found slaughtered near Ards Friary was last modified: December 8th, 2017 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:Ards FriaryCreesloughdeerslaughtered