Category: cnnwibmv

Disrespect for authority endemic in society

first_imgReports of schoolchildren being hurt by fellow students or school drop-outs who attend school fund-raising activities are increasing in number. Many times bullies are left alone by authority figures, and depart the scenes of their attacks unharmed because there are no visible wounds on their victims. But what about the emotional and psychological scars those victim will have to cope with?Some children are lucky, in the sense that they have sensible and enlightened adults in their lives who can guide them safely through the murky waters of traumas. However, there are the parents and caregivers who find it difficult to cope with all the intricacies of the physical, social, emotional, and psychological traumas being endured by the child.There are many more victims of violence being perpetrated by young people all across the country – actually, all across the world — and it is recognised that this global phenomenon needs to be addressed holistically, with world leaders eschewing their petty squabbles to take their young people, who are the future human capital of any nation’s developmental paradigm, and channel their energies into constructive mechanisms for personal and national development and growth. But it needs to begin with the family, and a restoration of the value systems and moral compass of years past.The peoples of Guyana, although their ancestors spanned racial and cultural divides, shared one common tradition: absolute respect for one’s elders, who were integral to the survival and sustenance of the individual family and the community in general.The village elder system of jurisprudence prevailed within British Guiana village enclaves over the system as prescribed by the British Constitution; and, until now, the ‘Panchaayat’ system holds sway over rural communities in India and Africa before the more formalised court system of justice is sought.Within homes and families, the elders were the one who guided the family in their daily pursuits, and they had the final say in decisions involving the family. That respect the younger members of a family and community had for their elders has been gradually eroding, until it has almost dissipated – although not absolutely, because there are yet some families who adhere stringently to old traditions.Unless and until governments, through their educational systems; communities, through their church bodies and other social constructs; and families can come together and formulate a holistic plan to address this ever-widening chasm — which is separating the youths of today from the value systems of the societal framework that inculcated ethical values and moral compasses as guides to behavioural patterns that outline and dictate the way they should interact with authority figures, their peers, and elders within their communities — the degradation of value systems within the younger generation will soon cross irredeemable boundaries, and the consequences to society would be too frightening to contemplate.Now is the time to re-evaluate the statistical data and societal paradigms that have created such a deceleration of traditional value systems; before there is an irretrievable moral standardisation that infests the young generation with decay that festers in the minds to the extent that they lose all sense of the humane and their own groundings in humanity.last_img read more

Read More »

Audit of GCAA likely soon – new Director

first_imgBY SHEMUEL FANFAIRAn international audit on aviation is expected to be conducted into the operations of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA). Soon to be appointed Director General, Egbert Field, made this revelation at the welcoming ceremony of the inaugural flight of Fly AllWays airline at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Tuesday.His comments came on the heels that most air carriers operating out of Guyana are unable to land at airports in North America due to the lack of international Category One aviation status. On this note, Field told reporters that immediately upon him taking office, one of the priorities will be to raise the country’s level of compliance in line with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).“No airline that is registered and based in Guyana has the ability to go to airports North America because we are in Category Two,” he noted.It was explained that ICAO representatives will soon be in Guyana to carry out an assessment after which it is hoped that the country can move from a Category Two status to Category One.“After the audit, depending on our level of compliance, we may have some corrective actions to do but I can see us moving toward Category One [which] we will gain from the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority)… gaining Category One will allow airlines starting up and basing themselves in Guyana will have the opportunity to fly to North America,” the new GCAA Director noted.With his 40 years of experience in the aviation sector, including some 30 years as a Guyana Airways pilot and later a stint in Jamaica’s Aviation Authority, Field posited that this has made him suitable to lead the country’s aviation sector.“I’m a retired Colonel, also a captain… with over 30 years experience flying – over 18,000 hours, I know what I can do for this industry and we may have a return to Guyana Airways in the future,” Field expressed.The retired military officer shared the view that Guyana achieving the improved aviation status is especially timely since he believes that air traffic will increase once the oil sector takes off.Established in March 2002, The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is guided by Civil Aviation Act (2000) which governs navigation, licensing and security regulations for air transport services in Guyana.last_img read more

Read More »

Montney assets purchased from Terra Energy

first_imgYesterday, Crew Energy Inc. formally notified Terra Energy Corp. that it would exercise its option of purchasing the $20 million package of Montney assets.Under the terms of an Additional Option, Terra Energy Corp. granted Crew the option to acquire the balance of its Montney assets, located in Northeast B.C., for a price of $36 million.That price may consist of any combination of cash or Crew Energy shares, but must include a minimum cash component of $10 million and must be exercised before June 3, 2013.- Advertisement -Following the February 28 transaction, Terra Energy continues to hold close to 80 net sections of high prospective Montney lands in the Farrell Creek/Altares, Hudson and Mica areas of Northeast B.C.Net proceeds from the sale will be utilized by Terra Energy Corp. to reduce their bank facility from $70 million to $51.5 million, with a further reduction set to take place by March 31, 2012 to $49.9 million.last_img read more

Read More »

Man United record bid for Champions League star who would ‘consider’ move – all the latest Muller rumours

first_imgPrior to Manchester United’s second game of their US pre-season tour, against San Jose Earthquakes, Louis van Gaal sent the internet into overdrive.He suggested the club were in talks to sign a player but refused to give any information on the identity of United’s latest transfer target – who was promptly dubbed the ‘mystery striker’.Social media linked the club with every striker under the sun, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Karim Benzema, Fernando Llorente, Pedro and Thomas Muller.Reports have been mixed on the deal with Muller, some denying any bids at all and others confirming British records.Click the arrow above, right, as talkSPORT investigates the latest updates on the forward. BILD claim Manchester United have €100m bid for Muller rejected – get the full story, below, then click right to see what the British press had to say on the matter! – Reports coming out of Germany seemingly unmasked the mystery ‘striker’, as German newspaper BILD revealed Muller to indeed be the focus of Van Gaal’s affections. They said the Red Devils had bid a British record €100m (£70.5m) but that the Bavarian club do not need the money and the approach was quickly rebuffed. 5 Van Gaal says United are close to a ‘surprise’ signing, but is he a striker? Read all about it, below, then find out about Man United’s reported mega money bid for Muller by clicking the arrow above! – “He’s in the process,” Van Gaal said of his mystery man. “It’s not the striker that the media has written about. You will have to wait and see.” This cryptic message set alarm bells ringing as ever striker at Europe’s top teams were debated and assessed. The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson told talkSPORT the player would consider a move – Speaking on the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show, Jackson was adamant Muller was Van Gaal’s top target and that should an offer be accepted, the German would be open to a move to Old Trafford. He said the only stumbling block would be Rummenigge’s claims that Bayern would not sell another star to Manchester United. 5 MEN say there has been no bid for Muller from United – details below, then click right to see what Bayern’s chief had to say about United’s reported interest – However, back in England, Manchester Evening News denied there had been a record bid for the World Cup winner and that their counterparts in the German media had got the wrong end of the story. Van Gaal also denies ever saying it was a striker who was the ‘surprise’ signing, but refuses to elaborate any further after the 3-1 victory with San Jose. 5 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge calls Muller “priceless” – all you need to know, below, then click right for reports that Muller himself fancies a Manchester move – It was thought Rummenigge rejected Wenger’s advances for the job 5 5last_img read more

Read More »

The Warm Up with Max Rushden – Sunday, November 8

first_imgListen to Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning discuss the weekend’s sport, and much more. After Diego Costa’s accusation of Ryan Shawcross’s body odour, they create an Odour XI team and after a bad couple of weeks for managers, we have a ‘football managers are nice’ feature.They review Saturday’s Premier League action and also talk to Leeds United cult hero Dominic Matteo on the 15-year anniversary on his famous goal against AC Milan in the Champions League.Personal trainer Luke Grainger provides his diet tip of the week and much more on this week’s edition.To get the Warm Up with Max Rushden podcast every week, click here and download from the iTunes store for freelast_img read more

Read More »

Help cancer patients cope

first_imgWhen Harriet Benjamin contracted breast cancer in the 1980s, her husband, Harold, became concerned. She was receiving excellent medical care, but he felt that the other side of her care – the emotional ramifications of the disease and the treatment – needed to be addressed also. Harold Benjamin, an attorney, founded the Wellness Community in Santa Monica and, in 1990, the Pasadena branch was started. The organization feels, and evidence has confirmed, that patients have a better recovery result when they are informed about their diagnosis, and have input about their treatment options. Ignorance brings fear, anxiety, depression, feelings of loss of control, all of which work against recovery. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Wellness Community-Pasadena works with traditional medical treatment providers and facilities, always giving support services for not only the patient, but also the caregivers. As a volunteer with the Wellness Community-Pasadena, the recruit gets training and orientation in answering questions and providing direction for the newly diagnosed, making sure they know what their options and treatment possibilities are and what they involve, how to give input and how to handle the emotional side of their medical situation. The organization is about “filling your life with wellness and well-being regardless of diagnosis,” according to Beverly Rouse, executive director. People interested in volunteering must be 18 or older, willing to make a commitment, and have the maturity needed to handle delicate situations. The person must be able to provide his or her own transportation; the location is next to the Arroyo and Del Mar Gold Line stop. There is a half-day of training and refresher meetings each quarter. All volunteers are welcomed, and men especially are needed to help other men feel comfortable. Please call Tim Bogle, (626) 796-1083, Ext. 207. Our first volunteer opportunity in this column was to share information about Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and their Upland location. Huell Howser will be visiting the Los Angeles Unit, in Hollywood, which airs on KCET at 7:30 on Friday evening, Nov. 2. Just a couple of additions/corrections about last week’s column on Whittier’s Interfaith Food Center. New families are welcome to sign up for assistance after the first of the year, and the most desperate volunteer need is for drivers to make pickups from local supermarkets. They should have a good driving record, be able to lift, be reliable and be available mornings. Send information about your organization to linda.gold@sgvn.com, (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2252; or fax to (626) 856-2758. ——— >VOLUNTEER NOW160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Read More »

Gallery special: Every official Euro match ball from 1968 to Euro 2016

first_img The Roteiro football was used at Euro 2004, hosted Portugal – The name Roteiro translates in Portuguese as ‘route’ and was named in honour of the country’s famous explorer Vasco da Gama. It was the first ball developed with the ‘innovative thermal-bonding production technique’. Greece won the tournament, beating Portugal 1-0 in the final. 13 The Telstar Durlast football was used at Euro 1972, hosted by Belgium – First used at the 1970 World Cup, the Telstar Durlast was an updated version of the 1968 Elast, with water resistance improved. Hosted in Belgium, West Germany went on to claim the 1972 European Championship trophy, beating the Soviet Union 3-0 in the final. The Tango Europa football was used at Euro 1988, hosted by West Germany – The sixth edition of the Tango series. The Netherlands won the tournament, claiming their first title after victory over the Soviet Union in the final. 13 13 13 As with kits and boots, the football itself is ever changing, constantly undergoing a revamp.Each league and cup has its own official match ball – including this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament in France.With this in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at not only the ball that will take centre stage on June 10th, but every ball that has been unveiled for a European Championship final since 1968.Check them out by viewing the slideshow above. 13 13 The Tango Mundial football was used at Euro 1984, hosted by France – This was the first non-leather ball to take to the field and the fourth of the Tango collection. Host country France won the tournament by winning the final 2-0 against Spain. An updated Telstar Durlast football was used at Euro 1976, hosted by Yugoslavia – Water resistance was again the priority for the latest in the Telstar series. 1976 was Czechoslovakia’s year, as they won a final penalty-shootout 5-3, having finished 2-2 against defending European and World champions West Germany after extra time in the final. The Etrvsco Unico football was used at Euro 1992, hosted by Sweden – The Etrvsco Unico was an updated version of the Etrusco Unico ball used in the 1990 World Cup. Denmark beat Germany in the final to claim their first title. The Tango River Plate football was used at Euro 1980, hosted by Italy – The second of Adidas’ Tango series, after the 1978 World Cup ball, the Tango Durlast. West Germany won the 1980 competition, beating Belgium 2-1 in the final. 13 13 13 13 13 The Europass football was used at Euro 2008, hosted by Austria and Switzerland – A silver version was used for the final. Spain won the 2008 finals, beating Germany 1-0. The Telstar Elast football was used at Euro 1968, hosted by Italy – click the arrow above, right, to see every official match ball from 1968 to 2016 – For the first two editions of the European Championship finals there was no official ball, but this changed in 1968. This was the first of the Telstar collection, which would be developed for the 1970 World Cup and beyond. Italy won the 1968 tournament, beating Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay after the initial final had finished 1-1. The Questra Europa football was used at Euro 1996, hosted by England – This was the first coloured football to take to the stage in a major international tournament. The England badge was the inspiration behind the design, but Germany claimed the trophy for the first time as a unified nation (West Germany had previously won in 1972 and 1980). 13 The Terrestra Silverstream football was used at Euro 2000, hosted by Belgium and the Netherlands – Adidas took inspiration from the rivers of host countries Belgium and the Netherlands for the name Silverstream. France went on to win the tournament, beating Italy 2-1 through the golden goal rule. 13 The Tango 12 football was used at Euro 2012, hosted by Poland and Ukraine – The Euro 2012 finals saw the return of the popular Tango, which was met with relief after the heavily criticised Jabulani ball from the 2010 World Cup. Spain cruised to glory, dispatching four without reply past Italy in the final. The Beau Jeu football will be used at Euro 2016, hosted by France – Beau Jeu translates to the ‘Beautiful Game’. It was unveiled mid-November and will take to the stage on Friday June 10th as hosts France take on Romania.last_img read more

Read More »

Eight reasons everyone is really, really excited for the Premier League season

first_img 8 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Ibrahimovic’s arrival – as the player himself will continue to inform us on social media for the next month – is huge for the Premier League. Few players can match the marketing appeal of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, but Ibrahimovic is certainly up there. Only time will tell if he’ll deliver the goods for Manchester United, but what is certain is that his debut is one of the most eagerly awaited in the league’s history. 8 7. Spurs’ English core – Tottenham Hotspur, despite their disappointing final few games, were superb under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino last season. What really impressed was the emergence of Eric Dier and Dele Alli, along with the convincing form of Harry Kane, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose. The Euro 2016 finals may have been an unforgettable campaign for England, riddled with misery, but Pochettino’s development of Spurs’ English core will still be watched with anticipation come August. Now the 2016 European Championship is finished, we can devote our attention firmly on the Premier League.England’s top flight gets underway in a month’s time, on Saturday 13 August, and kick off can’t come soon enough.With Jose Mourinho already splashing Manchester United’s cash on Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Pep Guardiola officially arriving at Manchester City, there’s so much to look forward to.And so we’ve put together a list of eight reasons why you should be really, really excited ahead of the new season.Check out those points by viewing the slideshow above. 8 3. The summer signings – On the topic of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the summer transfer window may have officially opened just 13 days ago, but already so much has gone on in the market. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have already opened their wallets to seal deals for new players, and plenty more activity is anticipated. Will Henrikh Mkhitaryan set up chance after chance for Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Is Michy Batshuayi the answer to Chelsea’s goalscoring woes? Have Arsenal found the perfect holding midfielder in Granit Xhaka? These are the questions we can’t wait to have answered. 8 8 5. The rivalries – A new season often signals new rivalries. And with such top managers and players arriving, throughout the 2016/17 campaign we can indulge in Jose Mourinho v Pep Guardiola, Zlatan Ibrahimovic v Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte v whoever dares to upset him and more. It’s down to those we can’t wait to see go head-to-head to deliver on the Premier League stage. 1. The Leicester City effect – read all about this below, then click the arrow above, right, to see more reasons excitement should be rising ahead of the new Premier League season – Prior to last season, the Premier League title race seemed a closed shop, but Leicester’s triumph has shown that nothing can be taken for granted. Now the likes of Stoke City, Southampton and West Ham United can legitimately dream of the ultimate glory, even if it does end up proving beyond them this coming season. With the supposedly ‘smaller’ clubs having their coffers swelled by a huge new TV deal, the spread of talent is getting more even and thanks to Leicester, psychologically no side need feel beaten before they step on the pitch. All of which makes the Premier League far more exciting than the lopsided contests in Spain, Italy, Germany and France. 4. The managers – With the exception of Carlo Ancelotti and Diego Simeone, the Premier League now can boast a virtual monopoly on the world’s best football managers. Over the past few seasons, some may have thought England was losing its appeal, with the most glamorous of names preferring glittering moves abroad. This season, though, the Premier League is the one to watch. And much of that will be centred on the excitement on the side-lines, not only on the field. 6. Friday night games – Manchester United took on Aston Villa on a Friday night in April last season, in a glimpse of the Premier League’s future. From 2016-17 to 2018-19 fixtures will take place at the end of the working week, warming us up for the weekend’s clashes. With another night of football added to the schedule, what’s not to look forward to? 8 8 8 8. The Olympic Stadium – West Ham bade farewell to Upton Park in May – coming from behind to beat Manchester United 3-2 in a Premier League thriller – as the club make their move to the Olympic Stadium. The Hammers’ deal to take over the ground was confirmed in March 2013 and finally the date for the switch has arrived. Pressure is at its highest on the club to deliver and it’ll be interesting to see how Slaven Bilic’s men perform in England and in Europe on such a stage.last_img read more

Read More »

Man United urged to sign Tottenham defender instead of Harry Maguire

first_img targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? getty Toby Alderweireld has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the past Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK United’s long search for a new centre-back dates back to last summer when they tried to sign Alderweireld from Premier League rivals Spurs.The 30-year-old is available for just £25million until Friday, due to a release clause in his contract, yet the Belgian looks set to remain a Tottenham player next season. Dean Saunders has urged Manchester United to scrap their deal for Harry Maguire and sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld instead.The Red Devils have reportedly agreed an £80million fee with Leicester for Maguire, which would make the 26-year-old the world’s most expensive defender. Manchester United look set to sign Leicester’s Harry Maguire this summer Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing And Saunders believes United have missed a trick, insisting Alderweireld is a better defender than Maguire.“It’s got ridiculous now, hasn’t it? £80million for Harry Maguire,” the Welshman told talkSPORT.“It’s not his fault, but where is it going to stop? Getty Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father center_img “It’s got ridiculous.” 😡“£80million for Harry Maguire. It’s not his fault, but where’s it going to stop?”“Maguire for £80m or Toby Alderweireld for £25m? Toby is a better player.”Dean Saunders says #MUFC are paying too much with Maguire for £80million. pic.twitter.com/5e7JqShyI7— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 21, 2019Roma have expressed an interest in Alderweireld, but the Tottenham centre-back insists he is not seeking a move away this summer.“I’ve always said, I’m focused on Spurs and trying to deliver the job that I need to do,” he told reporters after the 3-2 victory over Juventus in the Audi Cup.When asked if he expects to be a Spurs player at the beginning of the season, he replied: “Yes, that’s my focus.” three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM targets moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST 2 LATEST TRANSFER NEWS 2 “Would you take Toby Alderweireld for £25million or Harry Maguire for £80million? You can’t get your money back on Alderweireld, he’s 30, but he’s probably a better player right now.“As a striker, I’d be thinking to myself, ‘If I can get Maguire out in the channels and get him isolated, he’s not mobile’.” REVEALED last_img read more

Read More »

Awareness Class to Open Outdoor Fitness Area at Homer/Mill Streets

first_imgThe AWC Class of 2014 (Awareness Washington County) recently announced the imminent completion of its class project. The class has completed site preparation and on Saturday, JuneRyan Hollen handles the power auger to dig through the rocky soil.Gail Littell removes large rocks from the soil while digging holes for the equipment installation. Holes had to be 20″ deep and 15″ in diamater.Kristy Purlee takes a turn at the power Auger, supervised by Fox Purlee and Gail Littell.Members of the AWC Class of 2014, and family worked several hours to dig and clean out holes for installation day. L to R: Gail Littell, Beth Smith, Will Cummins, Lynessa Cummins, and John Cummins6 they will commence installation of 9 pieces of permanent outdoor exercise equipment at the corner of Homer and Mill Streets. In close proximity to the Walking Trail, this will be a family friendly site that is free to the public.The class is seeking the public’s help in naming this site – stay tuned for site-naming contest! Equipment sponsors, materials and other financial donors are Eddie Gilstrap Motors, John Jones, St. Vincent Salem Hospital, Salem Crossing, GKN, City of Salem, Senior Citizens Center,Jeans Extrusions, Jason Wade State Farm, La Gene’s Jewelers, Quick Seal, Meadowview, FoxPurlee, Knapp Miller Brown, Deer Country, Ace Hardware, Ewen Insurance, Anne Terrell, and Tom Fultz. The class would especially like to thank Temple and Temple who excavated anddrilled through rock in order to prepare the site, without which the project would have been impossible on the current property. Property was donated by the City of Salem, formerlyowned and donated by the Tarr family.The purpose of Awareness Washington County is to develop informed, skilled, and committedcivic leadership. The program is designed to assist a diverse group of participants in acquiring abroad understanding of the issues facing the Washington County area, fostering leadershippotential, enriching leadership skills, and building relationships that will facilitate collaborativeefforts in resolving today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. It is a leadership developmentexperience different from most of the trainings given by companies. AWC helps individualsdevelop and strengthen their own leadership potential, empowering them to make positivechange in the community wherever they see the need. Anyone who lives or works inWashington County is eligible for membership. Contact Marji Morris or Debbie Mildenburgerfor more details or to join next year’s class (mlmsoar@hotmail.com,dmildenburger@gmail.com).last_img read more

Read More »

FashionBuzz © 2015 | All Rights Reserved Theme by Flythemes