Cyrille Regis, former West Brom and England striker, dies aged 59

first_imgShare on WhatsApp 1993 Joins Wolverhampton Wanderers 1989 Regis becomes a born-again Christian after the death of his former team-mate Cunningham in a car crash Was this helpful? Football was engulfed in grief but united in its admiration for Cyrille Regis following his untimely death at the age of 59.The former West Brom and England striker, who endured grotesque abuse from the terraces in the 1970s and 80s, blazed a trail for black footballers in England through his spellbinding goals and iron will, which transformed attitudes on and off the field, in concert at Albion with Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson. Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn)Cyrille Regis was a true hero of football. He helped change attitudes on the terraces and in society, while often being subject to horrific racist abuse himself. #RIPCyrille @Coventry_City @WBAJanuary 15, 2018 Share on LinkedIn Big Ron Atkinson (@BigRonAtkinson)An unbelievable player and a gentleman respected by all his fellow professionals RIP my friend you will be sadly missed 🙏 pic.twitter.com/XsT5QRvm18January 15, 2018 Topics Football 1958 Regis is born in Maripasoula, French Guiana 2004 He was voted West Bromwich Albion’s all-time cult hero in a BBC Sport poll and was named as one of the Baggies’ 16 greatest players in a poll organised as part of the club’s 125th anniversary celebrations 1987 Is part of the Coventry City side who beat Tottenham in the FA Cup final and it was also the year he made his final appearance for England, in October against Turkey 1991 Joins Aston Villa “He also became one of the great symbols of the fight against racism in Britain as a pioneer for black footballers across this nation and beyond. Cyrille is survived by two children Robert and Michelle and three grandchildren Jayda, Renée and Riley.”His widow, Julia, said: “Cyrille and I were soulmates, he was the perfect man for me and we had a wonderful life together. He was a beautiful man and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Losing him has turned my whole world upside down. It is a void that will never be filled.“He came into football the hard way and never lost his passion for the game. He was a role model for so many because he always treated everyone he met with kindness and respect.”Viv Anderson, the first black player to play for England, offered his own tribute, saying: “Cyrille was a demon on the pitch but off it he was a kind and warm-hearted person. All three of them [the Albion trio] were pioneers. I still look up to them. They forged a way for everybody and were admired by all, not just West Brom fans.” From the archive: Ian Ridley interviews Cyrille Regis – 1990 Share via Email Thank you for your feedback. Read more 1982 Wins his first senior England cap (against Northern Ireland) after representing the England Under-21 and B sides. He also won the BBC’s Goal of the Season award for a long-range strike for West Brom against Norwich City in the FA Cup 1984 Signs for Coventry City Share on Pinterest news West Bromwich Albion 1994 Joins Wycombe Wanderers 1977 In May, West Bromwich Albion sign Regis from non-league Hayes for an initial £5,000. West Brom’s chief scout, Ronnie Allen, offers to pay the fee from his own pocket, so sure was he that Regis would make it in the top tier of English football. In August, Regis scores twice on his West Brom debut in a win against Rotherham in the League Cup 1995 Joins Chester City 1996 He retires as a player and went on to work as an agent for Stellar Football The Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive, Gordon Taylor, added: “Cyrille was a true legend, a great pioneer for equality, a former PFA young player of the year and real gentleman who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.”Regis was born in French Guiana in February 1958 but moved to London with his family at the age of five. He did not come through the youth ranks with a professional club and was instead spotted playing Sunday morning football. Timeline Cyrille Regis timeline Cyrille Regis Ron Atkinson, who managed Albion from 1978-81, told the BBC: “He got five international caps but today he would get 60 or 70 at least. I think he was the best centre-forward I’ve ever had and I’ve had some top players. But I also think he was a better bloke than a player.“In full flow there wasn’t a better sight in football. Visiting fans took to him. I can remember us playing at Leeds and we were all getting abuse, but he scored two wonder goals and afterwards he got a standing ovation from the Leeds crowd.” Show Read more Richard Williams 1963 Regis and his family join their father in Britain, settling in London, and he went on to train as an electrician Coventry City Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Cyrille Regis: a pioneer on the pitch and the leader of a generation 2008 Appointed an MBE for his services to the voluntary sector and football 1979 Voted PFA Young Player of the Year after a brilliant season for a West Brom side also featuring fellow black players Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson Regis, who died following a heart attack on Sunday, won five England caps between 1982 and 1987, having been one of the shining lights at West Brom from 1977-1984. He scored 112 goals in 297 games for Albion before moving on to Coventry, winning the FA Cup with the Sky Blues in 1987. He was appointed an MBE in 2008.After the shock and sadness at Regis’s death there was, however, universal celebration of his legacy within the game and the significance of his immense contribution.A statement from the Hawthorns read: “West Bromwich Albion are today deeply saddened and shocked to confirm that one of our greatest players, Cyrille Regis, has passed away. Cyrille, the iconic figurehead of the club’s legendary ‘Three Degrees’ team of the late 1970s, was taken ill late last night. Cyrille lit up the Hawthorns with his thrilling brand of forward play. Hide West Brom signed him for £5,000 in May 1977 and he made a spectacular start, scoring twice in a League Cup tie against Rotherham in September of that year. Along with Cunningham and Batson, he helped “the Three Degrees” team finish third in Division One in 1979 and fourth two years later. After his spell at Coventry, he went on to play for Aston Villa, Wolves, Wycombe and Chester before hanging up his boots in 1996. Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Tired of Dodging Bullets at Work? Check Out This Bulletproof Briefcase

first_img A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season Editors’ Recommendations Are you tired of being pelted by a deluge of gunfire on your way to work? Tell us about it. Nothing can give you a case of the Mondays faster than a slug to the chest. Fortunately, the heroes at the Force Training Institute have you covered.The MTS™ Multi-Threat Shield –also called the “Savior”– is a totally usable briefcase that doubles as a bulletproof shield. That’s right — in addition to carrying your neglected TPS reports, this briefcase can STOP A FREAKING BULLET. According to the Force Training Institute website, the Savior can be “deployed” (read: opened) in seconds to provide 639 square inches of protection against ballistics.This briefcase is made of 1680 Denier ballistic nylon and laminated Kevlar, and comes with blunt force inserts. Together, these materials can handle anything up to a .44 magnum round. In short, it’s a pretty tough bag.This potential life-saver weighs just 8 lbs., which is not bad considering it can STOP A FREAKING BULLET. All you have to do is open the top, and suddenly you have a 3-foot long shield. The base model will protect you against handguns and “pistol-caliber sub-machine gun threats,” as well as attacks from blunt and edged weapons.If you want protection against high-powered rifles, you’ll need to spring for the Level III insert plate, which is sold separately. For protection from a Tomahawk cruise missile, you’ll need a bigger briefcase.Related: Check Out This Mesmerizing Video of a Beretta Shotgun Being MadeOh yeah, we almost forgot: the Savior can also be used as a briefcase, with plenty of space for your laptop, tablet, documents, 92FS Beretta, and whatever else you need for the average workday. It also has a handle and shoulder strap for convenient carrying. At $899, the Savior is a bit on the steep side for a briefcase, but it’s about right for a briefcase that can STOP A FREAKING BULLET.Whether you’re lobbying for “007” as your new office nickname or you want to give new meaning to the term “white-collar crime,” the Savior could be a good fit for you. All we ask is that you don’t go looking for trouble; for example, you probably shouldn’t call your boss a punk and/or ask if he feels lucky.MTS™ Multi-Threat Shield — $899 on the Force Training Institute’s website A Guide to Bodywork: Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and More 17 Essential Non-Fiction Books to Add to Your Shelves 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall last_img read more

USS ‘Makin Island’ Finishes Sea Trials

first_imgzoom USS Makin Island (LHD 8) completed a nine-day scheduled sea trials on Jan. 17, after coming out of a 13-month Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA).During the nine-day underway period, Makin Island crew members tested a number of shipboard systems, including communication circuits, damage control systems, navigation systems and propulsion plant. The crew also conducted full-power runs of the ship, ballasting demonstrations and flight operations.Sea trials gave the ship an opportunity to operate and test equipment as designed following a lengthy maintenance period. It was also a chance to see if the repairs were done correctly, according to Capt. Alvin Holsey, Makin Island’s commanding officer.“After a 13-month maintenance period, the crew performed exceptionally well,” said Holsey. “We had a few growing pains, but their focus remained on executing safe and precise evolutions.”Makin Island’s Executive Officer, Capt. Michael S. Feyedelem, expressed the PMA provided an opportunity to upgrade existing ship systems, repair damaged or degraded equipment and bring the ship back to a level commensurate with a brand new ship.“The maintenance period allowed significant repairs and design changes to be made to the ship’s exhaust stacks as well as numerous other upgrades to keep Makin Island at the forefront of operational capability,” said Feyedelem.Inspectors observed Makin Island crew members as they conducted in-port and at-sea demonstrations and checks, of critical shipboard systems.“I think the more practice we get the better,” said Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Patrick J. Webb, Makin Island crew member. “Most of the crew has never been out to sea, so doing these drills gave us a taste of what to expect when we’re out on deployment. I’d rather go through trial and error during a drill now, then not knowing what to do during a real casualty.”Makin Island is the first U.S. Navy ship to deploy using a hybrid-electric propulsion system. By using this unique propulsion system, the Navy expects over the course of the ship’s lifecycle, to see fuel savings of more than $250 million, proving the Navy’s commitment to energy awareness and conservation.The ship’s hybrid-electric propulsion system is designed to run on auxiliary propulsion motors at low speeds and on gas turbines at higher speeds. This technology allows the Department of the Navy to reduce the use of fossil fuels that leads to reduced carbon emissions and cleaner air.This initiative is one of many throughout the Navy and Marine Corps that will enable the Department of the Navy to achieve the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals to improve our energy security and efficiency afloat and ashore, increase our energy independence and help lead the nation toward a clean energy economy.US Navy, January 22, 2014last_img read more

Svitzer Seeks to Put an End to AIMPE’s Strikes

first_imgzoom Following Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers’ (AIMPE) decision to escalate a strike campaign at the nation’s ports, Danish tug operator Svitzer has turned to the Fair Work Commission seeking to terminate these actions, according to GAC.The move comes as AIMPE revealed plans to expand the initially announced strikes from 12-hour and 24-hour stoppages in the ports to 48 hours.The AIMPE engineers’ union has proceeded with industrial action as planned on Svitzer operated tugs, with the first round of stoppages completed at Geelong, Newcastle, Sydney/Botany and Brisbane, and the upcoming 12-hour stoppages at Australia’s Western Coast ports of Fremantle and Kwinana today.Besides the already announced 24-hour stoppages, the union plans to simultaneously stop work for 24 hours at Newcastle, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Geelong on January 19, while operations are expected to be halted for 48 hours in Sydney/Botany, Fremantle and Kwinana on January 18.Commenting on the industrial action Svitzer said that “the industrial action is not about an engineer’s wages, conditions and qualifications. Under the proposed new single agreement all wages and conditions the engineers receive today will remain unchanged for the next four years. The industrial action is about the engineers not wanting to be on the same enterprise agreement as their crew mates.”Svitzer claims that the “most disappointing of all is the fact that this situation could have been avoided altogether. Back on the 19th of December the Fair Work Commission in Sydney put a positive proposal to both parties, namely Svitzer hold further discussions with AIMPE and that AIMPE in turn delay taking industrial action. While Svitzer readily agreed to this proposal, AIMPE rejected it out of hand.”As World Maritime News reported, the strikes, which affect all coal carriers, fuel carriers, car importers and bulk container vessels entering port, are due to the tug crews’ disagreement with Svitzer’s proposed industrial contract which would force three-person crews, consisting of a skipper, a deckhand and an engineer, under a single industrial agreement.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Teekay Cuts Steel for Second Yamal LNG Icebreaker

first_imgImage Courtesy: Teekay LNG PartnersOwner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers Teekay LNG Partners held a steel cutting ceremony for Rudolf Samoylovich, an LNG icebreaker, at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea on November 22, 2016. Rudolf Samoylovich is Teekay’s second of six 172,000 cubic meter ARC7 LNG carriers to be built for the Yamal LNG project in Northern Russia.The 110,000 gross ton vessel will feature a length of 298 meters and a width of 45.8 meters.The construction of the first icebreaker, Eduard Toll, began earlier this year with the steel cutting completed in April, according to the company.Both vessels have been named after Russian explorers known for their arctic and polar expeditions.Teekay finalized the shipbuilding contract for the construction of the six icebreakers in 2014.The Yamal LNG project is expected to produce 16.5 million metric tons of LNG annually. The project, sponsored by Novatek OAO, Total SA, China National Petroleum Corporation and Silk Road Fund, is scheduled to commence production in 2017.A series of fifteen vessels will be built for the purposes of the project, each capable of transporting 172,000 cubic meters and operating year-round in second-year ice up to 2.5 meters thick. Yamal LNG has awarded Sovcomflot, MOL, Teekay and Dynagas one, three, six and five vessels respectively. They will be built to dual Bureau Veritas/Russian Register class.last_img read more

Eight Community Transit Groups Receive Funding

first_imgThe province is improving public transit options through investments in eight community projects. Through the Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program, more than $220,000 will be invested in projects such as feasibility studies and pilot projects for transit in rural and unserviced urban areas. “Having available public transit is important to communities throughout the province,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “This funding will allow eight community organizations or municipalities to conduct feasibility studies or pilot projects to start or expand transit systems, or help cover costs in their first year of transit operations.” The program provides up to 100 per cent of eligible costs to a maximum grant of $50,000 for approved projects. “Having accessible transportation contributes to active living and quality of life in our community,” said Claredon Robicheau, president of the Transport de Clare Society. “This provincial funding will allow us to pilot a door-to-door transportation system in the Town of Digby.” A list of approved projects can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/infr/ns-trip.asp .last_img read more

March Is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

first_imgMarch is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month and the Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) and its nearly 91,000 members in more than 100 countries will celebrate by honoring the many collaborators who have helped to make it the largest organization of its kind.Since its founding in 1990 by the late Eugene P. Schonfeld, Ph.D., KCA has developed scores of highly effective relationships with organizations and institutions around the world.Carrie Konosky, KCA Vice President for Development, says, “By working with others who specialize in helping people whose lives have been touched by renal cancers, we’ve made remarkable strides in the investigation of new medicines, along with advancements in surgery, and helping patient families to manage the psychosocial aspects of dealing with cancer.”Among the earliest collaborations were those that brought medical experts on board as advisors to KCA. Doctors and researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering, University of Chicago, Loyola University, Cleveland Clinic, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and other major academic centers were among the first to join this effort. Soon faculty from West Coast institutions joined, followed by doctors from the major European centers.In the 1990s, KCA joined the Washington, DC, based Cancer Leadership Council, where others with a shared interest in the eradication of death and suffering from cancer gather monthly to work on a common advocacy agenda.Members of KCA have served on the governing board of Friends of Cancer Research and as advisors to the director of the National Cancer Institute through the Director’s Consumer Liaison Group.KCA’s longstanding affiliation with Patient Advocate Foundation enables families to receive prompt assistance with questions related to health insurance, as well as co-payment assistance for drugs.Nurses working in the biotherapy unit at Providence Portland Medical Center answer patients’ questions related to side-effects from drug treatments and also provide referrals to expert physicians.“Obviously, there are too many KCA collaborations for us to list, ” Konosky says. “These relationships will be evident to anyone who visits our website. Recently, we began working with Lotsa Helping Hands, a group that facilitates online connections for families that need help dealing with routine tasks because of a loved one’s experience with kidney cancer.”KCA also collaborates with two groups that help patients to raise funds for medical expenses. Details are available on the charity’s website, where information about one-to-one patient support through Imerman Angels may also be found.Konosky adds, “We’re grateful to Hollywood star Denise Richards, one of our directors, for helping to bring much needed awareness to kidney cancer, the disease that took her mother’s life in 2007. Denise has been wonderfully supportive in helping us to raise funds, so that KCA’s work can continue.”KCA CEO, Bill Bro, a 26-year kidney cancer survivor, serves as a member of National Cancer Institute’s Renal Cancer Task Force, as well as being an active participant in endeavors aimed at improving patient care.Find out more here.last_img read more

As Bubonic and Pneumonic plagues spread in Madagascar UN health agency ramps

“WHO is concerned that plague could spread further because it is already present in several cities and this is the start of the epidemic season, which usually runs from September to April,” said Charlotte Ndiaye, the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Madagascar in a news update. Plague is a disease of poverty. It thrives in places with poor sanitary conditions and inadequate health services. It can kill quickly if left untreated, but can also be cured by common antibiotics if delivered early, according to WHO. The Government of Madagascar has confirmed that the death of a Seychellois basketball coach visiting the nation for a sports event was due to pneumonic plague. He died in the hospital in Antananarivo on 27 September. Health authorities are tracing people with whom he came in contact, thus exposing them, to administer antibiotics as a precautionary measure to prevent infection. The incident brings the total number of dead to 21 since the outbreak was identified in late August while at least 114 others have been infected. “Our teams are on the ground in Madagascar providing technical guidance, conducting assessments, supporting disease surveillance and engaging with communities,” Dr. Ndiaye explained. Further deployments of WHO staff and response partners in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network are underway, as well as increased supplies of antibiotics, personal protective equipment and other supplies. “We are doing everything we can to support the Government’s efforts, including by coordinating health actors,” she added. The Malagasy Red Cross is also scaling-up community surveillance, contact tracing and communication in to stem the spread as it points out that the bubonic plague bacterium can travel to a person’s lungs, causing pneumonic plague, which can spread quickly from person to person through droplets in the air. WHO has released $300,000 in emergency funds, as well as critical medical supplies, to quickly scale up operational efforts, and is appealing for $1.5 million to support the response. Plague is endemic to Madagascar, where around 400 cases of – mostly bubonic – plague are reported annually. Contrary to past outbreaks, this one is affecting large urban areas, which increases the risk of transmission. The number of cases identified to date is higher than expected for this time of year. Bubonic plague is spread by infected rats via flea bite while pneumonic is transmitted person-to-person. The current outbreak includes both forms of plague. Nearly half of the cases identified so far are of pneumonic plague. The last reported outbreak in December 2016 was mainly bubonic plague occurring in remote area. read more

Warning after meat disease strikes Christmas geese and ducks

first_imgChristmas goose with chestnutsCredit:Alamy Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Christmas goose with chestnuts A number of groups, including the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), Liverpool Universityand the BASC, have joined forces to conduct the first comprehensive survey of the disease in Britain.A spokesman for the UK Wildfowl Sarcocystis Survey said: “It is hoped that this survey will help us monitor the disease over time in the UK and better understand which bird species are affected and any impacts it may be having.“Wildfowlers are well placed to look out for this disease and report likely cases as the pathology is quite striking.”The disease could have an ultimately serious impact on the population of ducks and geese in Britain as it weakens their ability to reproduce, hampering the growth of species already suffering from the effect of climate change and changes to migration patterns.Dr Ellis said: “We don’t know as yet the full impact the disease is having on the population, so surveillance is essential to give us a more complete picture.“There is a concern from our partners in eastern Europe that it is impacting on breeding success, which could affect our numbers here as reproduction takes place over there before the ducks migrate.”Dr Ruth Cromie, Head of Ecosystem Health for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, said: “Monitoring and understanding diseases of our wildlife is the first step to achieving healthy populations of birds, which is what we all want.“Harnessing the ‘eyes on the ground’ of our reserve wardens, who look out for dead birds, and wildfowlers, who are able to spot the disease easily in shot ducks, gives us an excellent way of getting to grips with this apparently emerging infection.”Anyone who spots wildfowl meat infected with rice grain disease is asked to complete the UK Wildfowl Sarcocystis Survey online athttp://www.sarcocystissurvey. org.uk If the old nursery rhyme is to be believed, with Christmas coming now is the time for the goose to be getting fat.But with so many people looking forward to consuming the bird it is unfortunate that a mysterious new disease is plaguing the British wildfowl population. Sarcocystosis, or ‘rice breast’ disease, is infecting a growing number of geese and ducks across Britain. It’s not dangerous if consumed by humans, but it is unpleasant to eat the infected meat as it creates a gritty texture.Dr Matt Ellis, scientific adviser for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation The disease, caused by the Sarcocystis spp parasite, creates cysts throughout the birds’ muscles, in particular the breast and leg, which have the appearance and texture of small grains of rice.Experts have now warned consumers not to eat infected birds.While Sarcocystis in birds is not thought to pose a risk to human health, as the cooking process kills all stages of the parasite, it does make the meat unpleasant to eat – leaving a gritty, rice-like texture.It also poses a health danger if fed to dogs, as it could infect the animal as well as spreading the disease further.Dr Matt Ellis, scientific adviser for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), said: “It’s not dangerous if consumed by humans, but it is unpleasant to eat the infected meat as it creates a gritty texture.”The disease is common among ducks in the United States, but this is the first time it has been detected here in any great numbers since it was first spotted in 2010.Already more than a dozen cases have been reported in the UK, with many more instances thought to have gone undetected.last_img read more

US pushes United Nations to address Venezuela crisis

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – Venezuela is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must work together to ensure President Nicolas Maduro restores democracy, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday.The UN Security Council will discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 42 dead, at the request of the United States.“In Venezuela, we are on the verge of humanitarian crisis,” Haley said in a statement ahead of the meeting.“Peaceful protesters have been injured, arrested and even killed by their own government. Medicine is unavailable, hospitals lack supplies, and it’s become difficult to find food.”“For the sake of the Venezuelan people, and the security of the region, we must work together to ensure Maduro ends this violence and oppression and restores democracy to the people,” she added.Diplomats said they did not expect a decision on a course of action by the council during the meeting, scheduled to begin around 12:30 pm (1630 GMT).Opposition demonstrators have held daily protests since April 1, angry at what they see as moves to strengthen Maduro’s hold on power.Prosecutors said Tuesday that a 17-year-old boy and two men died after being shot during anti-government protests, bringing to 42 the number of people killed in six weeks. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPence asks UN to recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s leaderApril 10, 2019In “latest news”CARICOM reiterates call for peaceful solution to Venezuela crisisFebruary 12, 2019In “latest news”1.1 million children affected by Venezuela crisis — UNICEFApril 5, 2019In “latest news” read more

EYEWITNESS Empty rhetoric…

…on rural womenYesterday was International Women’s Day and as usual the international coordinators came up with a theme for the year: “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. On the claim for the transformation of rural women’s lives, your Eyewitness’s reaction was, “Really??”He’s quite aware of the bevy of women’s organisations working away in Georgetown who also may claim to have rural women’s interests in mind. But the need for specific WOMEN’S organisations should remind the essentially urban women that rural women need to speak for themselves, act up for themselves, and accomplish for themselves.Funny thing is that there are several such organisations, but they don’t even show up on the radar of the urban credentialising process – which is mostly self-referential, to begin with.Take the greatest tragedy to hit Guyanese women in the last decade – the arbitrary firing of some 5700 sugar workers, and the redundancy of another 2000 working for private cane farmers — by this PNC-led coalition Government.Can these urban women’s groups say how many of those fired workers were women?? Of course they can’t!! But they should know that the task of ensuring the families of each of those fired workers survive will fall on the 7700 women in the families. So yes, these women’s lives have been transformed all right: into living nightmares!So who’ve spoken out for these women? Did the GWI think to place a moratorium on the water bills of the affected 7700 families?? And what about concrete actions – local content — for the rural women plunged into the vortex of unemployment.There is, of course, the notion of “intersectionality”, which proposes that an individual may be oppressed along several axes – which then “intersect” in the person to reinforce each other.So that’s why the theme made a distinction between “urban” and “rural” women. Sure all women are oppressed in patriarchal societies – meaning, ALL societies. But rural women are doubly oppressed, since, unlike their urban “sisters,” they’re considered — even by the latter — as “backward”. Like, for instance, assuming those rural women haven’t organized themselves in different ways than they have.In Guyana, the “rural” category is further broken down: coastal women look down on rural/interior women. These women are therefore triply oppressed.Back in the late sixties, Virginia Slims cigarette came up with a slogan to attract women: “You’ve come a long way, baby!!”In Guyana, the rural women are still moribund.…on crimeEven as the Business Minister (he owns a business, your Eyewitness was told!) extolled the Exxon ‘bird in the bush’ as opposed to the gold ‘bird in the hand’, the latest criminal depredation might give even the Texas company pause. Seems some kick-down-the-door bandits invaded the home of their Director of Shore Operations and viciously beat and robbed him and his family.Now, the American Embassy has already warned its citizens about the rampant crime wave washing over our country, even as the Security Minister (he’s secure in his job, your Eyewitness was told, because he’s good window dressing!!) insists that “serious” crime is plummeting!!Now, can you imagine the reaction in the business community which the Exxon oil strike has attracted? Reading the declassified US Embassy files, we learnt a posting to Guyana was like being sent to the armpit of the world. With the crime wave, we might just become the new Colombia. But there might be a silver lining to that reputation.“Local content” will increase with the need for private security!!…and bluffGECOM Chair, Octogenarian ex (Chief?) Justice Patterson, had his snide and obscene bluff to the Auditor General called. The AG will hand over the smoking gun files on Patterson’s CEO to the DPP.Who’s tumescent now? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Shared responsibility…March 10, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”International Women’s Day 2018 messagesMarch 8, 2018In “latest news”Letter: Proud achievements of Guyanese women being rapidly undermined, reversedMarch 8, 2018In “Letters” read more

What is happening in the Kazakh uranium fields

first_imgMacquarie Commodities reports receiving “conflicting messages from Kazakh officials as to the outlook for Kazakh uranium output. Kazakhstan is the world’s largest producer and has driven almost all of the global growth in production over the past five years. Sauat Mynbayev, Kazakhstan’s energy minister, has noted, “We’re already the top country in terms of output volume, but do we need this? Our main task is to sell fuel, not uranium ore, or at least to sell the majority of our uranium in the form of fuel, processed as much as possible in Kazakhstan.” Meanwhile, the press service of Kazatomprom said that Kazakh uranium output will rise to 18,000 t U in 2010, up from 8,500 t in 2008. What happens in Kazakhstan is key to the outlook for the uranium market over the next one to two years.”last_img read more

Garda colleagues of Tony Golden will never get over what happened to

first_img Short URL LAST WEEK, QUESTIONS were raised about whether Adrian Crevan Mackin, the man who shot dead Garda Tony Golden in 2015, was a garda informer.Now, as an investigation has been launched by the Garda Ombudsman, gardaí in Louth say they are still grieving his loss. Speaking about his members in the Louth division, the Garda Representative Association’s (GRA) Robbie Peelo said “there’s no district and no division that will get over what’s happened”.Golden was accompanying domestic violence victim Siobhán Phillips to the home she shared with Crevan Mackin to retrieve her belongings when he was killed. The then 21-year-old woman was seriously injured in the incident.A recent RTÉ Investigates programme pointed out Crevan Macken had admitted to gardaí to possessing guns just nine months beforehand. However, he was not charged with firearms offences despite those admissions.The day after this broadcast, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) announced it was investigating the events surrounding the killing of Garda Golden. As well as examining whether gardaí acted appropriately upon their knowledge of the risk posed by Crevan Mackin, the inquiry will also assess whether Siobhán Philips’ complaints about being beaten by the 24-year-old were adequately treated.Peelo spoke yesterday evening of the loss of Golden and that of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was also murdered in Louth in January 2013. 15,546 Views Share4 Tweet Email1 By Michelle Hennessy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3356437 Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 12:05 AM Source: CONOR Ó MEARÁINO’Neill spoke of the impact the stressful nature of the job has on the health of its members.“While it might seem reasonable to assume that policing is inherently stressful because of this exposure to dangerous or traumatic situations, there is growing empirical evidence that suggests organisational issues may be more stressful than operational issues – issues that are interlinked; role ambiguity and conflict.“Notwithstanding oversight of management, the judiciary, Ombudsman, policing authority and the media; the number of traumatic events a garda may experience in a month could exceed that experienced in anyone else’s lifetime.”Extensive research confirms that the pressures of law enforcement puts officers at real risk of high blood pressure, insomnia, dangerous levels of destructive stress hormones, heart problems, post traumatic stress disorder and suicide.The GRA is calling for a mandatory sentence of at least one year for any offender convicted of an assault on a member of frontline staff. In the absence of specific legislation for this, O’Neill said his members want the Garda Commissioner to provide them with equipment like tasers to deal with volatile situations.For live updates from the conference in Galway over the next three days, follow @michellehetweet.Read: Gardaí on breath test scandal: ‘It’s not collective responsibility, it’s a management issue’> Apr 25th 2017, 12:05 AM 11 Comments Source: CONOR Ó MEARÁIN“We’ve lost two colleagues, families have lost husbands, parents have lost sons,” he said. “There’s no way to answer that question because we’ll never be able to get over what happened.”Though he said there had been an influx of new members, shortfalls in other areas like the detective branch were “still leaving guards on the ground stuck for numbers”.Speaking ahead of the opening of the GRA’s annual delegate conference in Salthill, Co Galway, the association’s president Ciaran O’Neill said policing in Ireland “remains a dangerous job”.“The Minister for Justice and Equality has recently confirmed that 631 gardaí were injured on duty in 2015. This is massively underreported. Official figures show that 5,417 gardaí were injured on duty since 2006 and there were five on-duty fatalities,” he said.Our workplace is every single part of the State – where every conceivable danger is possible from high speed pursuit to armed robbery, from hypodermic needles to dangerous animals. We provide a catchall service that is the last line of defence between our people and mortal danger.He also pointed out that management does not class gardaí as victims on the system when they have been assaulted on the job.In the victims’ charter, every person who is assaulted in Pulse is a victim unless they’re a member of An Garda Síochána. If they’re a member of An Garda Síochána they’re not. Garda colleagues of Tony Golden ‘will never get over what happened’ to him The Garda Ombudsman last week launched an investigation into the events surrounding the garda’s killing. last_img read more

House Committee MarksUp Highway Bill Amendment on Truck Weights Pushed to House

first_imgThe House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee marked-up its draft Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRRA) of 2015 (aka Highway Bill) on Thursday.The bill is a multi-year reauthorization of highway transportation programs, which would provide certainty for state and local governments to maintain and move forward with transportation projects. It also provides new flexibilities and streamlines environmental review and permitting processes aimed at accelerating projects.The bill also establishes a National Highway Freight Policy, Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program, and National Multi-modal Freight Network, which are aimed at improving freight movement and strengthening U.S. economic competitiveness. It includes an extension of the deadline for implementing Positive Train Control (PTC), which the American Soybean Association (ASA) strongly supports.While there are numerous positive aspects of the Committee passed bill, there are several issues important to ASA that are not yet addressed in the bill. Most significantly, the bill does not address the ability for states to allow increased truck weights on federal interstates within their state for trucks with an additional (sixth) axle. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) has indicated his intent to offer an amendment, when the bill reaches the House floor, to include the increased truck weight provisions. The bill could be considered on the House floor the week of Oct. 26 or the week of Nov. 2.Some other issues impacting farmers that the agricultural community is seeking to address in the STRRA include:Exemption to a hazardous materials endorsement for custom harvesters and other operators of similar equipment to enable them to transport the amount of fuel necessary for a single day of field operations with today’s agricultural equipment. Currently Class A CDL holders cannot haul more than 118 gallons of diesel fuel without a hazardous materials endorsement.Clarify that states may adopt standards on “covered farm vehicles” that are more reasonable to farmers and farm employees operating farm trucks near the farm, without jeopardizing federal transportation funding in those states.Hours-of-Service Rule for Livestock and Poultry: removing the 30-minute break after eight hours of service requirement. Permanently removing this rule will avoid unnecessary discomfort for livestock and poultry.last_img read more

Hearst Shutters Quick Simple

first_imgHearst Magazines announced that it will shutter Quick & Simple, its three-year-old women’s weekly. The shuttering is effective with the July 29 issue currently on newsstands.The company will, instead, shift its focus to the 300,000-circulation magazine’s “newly enhanced Web site.”“Since its launch in August 2005, the magazine has attracted a growing consumer base and excellent advertiser response,” the company said in a statement. “However, due to market conditions and significantly escalating paper costs, it has become increasingly challenging to produce a low-cost, low-priced weekly.”The move comes less than a month after Hearst president and CEO Victor F. Ganzi resigned citing irreconcilable policy differences with the board of trustees over the future of the company. Hearst says it remains “committed to introducing and acquiring print titles, investing in our established ones” and growing its digital media unit, which includes 23 Web sites and nine mobile sites.Through March, advertising revenue for Quick & Simple was up over 50 percent over the same period in 2007, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. Advertising pages were up 16.2 percent.The numbers, however, include an extra issue of the magazine.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday Sep 13 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowBeneath political firestorm on Arctic Ocean drilling, two projects make steady progressElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageYes, Shell’s multi-billion dollar effort to find oil in federal Arctic waters is a thing of the past. And yes, the Obama administration then took several steps to cut back on drilling in Arctic waters — actions the Trump administration is now working to undo. But there is movement to get oil out of federally-owned parts of the Arctic Ocean.For third year in a row, Alaska seabirds wash up deadElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauFor the third year in a row, seabirds are washing up dead along the coastline in Alaska. Hundreds of birds have been discovered along a stretch of the Bering Sea, on the Pribilof Islands and as far north as Deering.Stampede suspected in dozens of walrus deathsAssociated PressThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 64 walruses died on a northwest Alaska beach, and the animals may have been killed in stampedes.National labs to field test microgrid tech in CordovaRachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageSeveral national labs and universities will partner with the Alaska community of Cordova to field test new technologies on the city’s power grid.State denies ballot initiative on salmon habitatJoe Viechnicki, KFSK – PetersburgAlaska’s Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has denied a proposed ballot initiative designed to offer greater protections for salmon habitat from mining or other development.Arctic climate change researchers still conflicted over UAF’s coal-fired powerplantTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe University of Alaska Fairbanks is building a heat-and-power plant to replace the old facility that went into service in 1964. The new $245 million powerplant, scheduled to come online next year, will feature updated technology that’ll reduce most pollutants – but it will continue to emit greenhouse gases blamed for warming the planet.Ahtna rejects continued public use of Klutina Lake RoadDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe Ahtna Native Corporation board has rejected a proposed settlement with the State to allow continued public use of Klutina Lake Road. The 25-mile road off the Richardson Highway near Copper Center, crosses Ahtna land, to the Klutina River and Klutina Lake.Terror Lake hydroelectric project expansion gets the go-aheadKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakThe Kodiak Electric Association received a permit to start its Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project expansion, which would increase the lake’s clean energy production.Igiugig is set to embark on its Native Foods ChallengeAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamNutrition related health concerns plague the United States as a whole, and rural Alaska is no exception. People in village of Igiugig are aiming to improve their health this fall with a Native Foods Challenge.Unalaska-bound cruise ship changes destination to SitkaZoe Sobel, KUCB – UnalaskaA 2000-passenger cruise ship was supposed to dock in Unalaska today [WED] instead it decided to go to Sitka. Although Unalaska is known as America’s top fishing port, tourism — in particular the cruise ship industry – is a growing source of revenue especially for small businesses and non-profits.last_img read more

He is the future Virat Kohli makes massive prediction about young player

first_imgWhen Rishabh Pant was picked for the West Indies tour, there was a lot of talk about giving him a long rope and grooming the young man for the future. He was travelling to the West Indies as the primary wicket-keeper and hence, the spotlight was solely on him. However, in the first two matches, he was disappointing and there was a lot of pressure on the young man to stand up and perform.In the third match, India were chasing down a target of 147 and the stage was set up for Rishabh Pant to combine with his captain and take India over the line. The young man did not disappoint and this time, he took his time and then got going. There were a number of typical Pant strokes, but he was more consistent and willing to take the side over the line. The 21-year-old stayed unbeaten and this drew praise from the captain who hailed him as the future of Indian cricket.’He has come a long way’ Virat KohliRobert Cianflone/Getty Images”We are looking at him (Rishabh Pant) as the future. He’s got a lot of skill and lot of talent. It is about giving him some space and not putting too much of pressure. He’s come a long way since he’s started,” Kohli said after the match.The skipper also said that as of now, they are not thinking too much about the 2023 World Cup as the priority right now is to be a consistent side and keep Indian cricket on top.”2023 is too far ahead to be honest,” said the 30-year-old during the post-match press conference after the thirdT20I. “You start looking forward to the World Cup and planning for it 12 months prior. Not four years away. I think the priority is to keep Indian cricket at the top. Play consistent cricket, go out there and win games.” Rishabh PantAlbert Perez/Getty ImagesKohli also lauded the effort of young Deepak Chahar and said that he used the conditions to his advantage and like the IPL, he got the ball to swing and made life difficult for the batsmen.”We set out to get the results that we wanted and we’ve achieved that. Deepak stepped up today. I think all the bowlers were on the mark. This was a much better wicket that what we saw in Miami. Very similar to Bhuvi, his (Deepak Chahar) skill with the new ball is right up there. That’s been his USP in the IPL as well,” Kohli said.After this whitewash, the Indian team will now take on West Indies in a 3-match ODI series after which they will lock horns with the hosts in a 2-match Test series which will be a part of the World Test Championship.last_img read more

CSPCA says animal welfare services in disarray

first_imgThe reason effective animal protection and welfare has not been possible so far is not because competent state services are not under one roof but due to disarray within existing services, the Cyprus Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA) said on Friday.The group was not impressed by the cabinet decision earlier in the week for the creation of a new animal welfare department falling under the responsibility of the veterinary services. The new service, which will handle all responsibilities that have to do with animals, is aimed at changing and making more effective the current system, where duties are scattered across different government services.But according to the head of the CSPCA, Toula Poyiadji, such a service, tasked with animal welfare under the state vet services, already exists and has been operating since 1994 with staff costing the taxpayer several thousands of euros each month.The problem is however, that ‘this sector has never been able to get organised and work effectively for the benefit of the animals’, Poyiadji said in an announcement.She added that, also since 1994, district animal welfare committees have existed with members from all involved state services. The coordinator of these committees, she said, is the vet services and the agriculture minister.“These committees have never been able to coordinate and take collective decisions for the protection of animal protection and welfare. We can say they are in disarray,” Poyiadji said.Resolving the problem of animal protection and welfare, she said, ‘is so simple and can be done without additional funds and procedures’.“But for their own reasons, they want to present it as difficult and expensive,” she said.She added that the CSPCA has already submitted suggestions that do not require funds, but could bring in thousands of euros to the state coffers each month. At the same time, they would force owners to respect the law and their animals.Unfortunately, Poyiadji said, ‘we were not taken seriously’.Agriculture Minister Nikos Kouyialis said last Wednesday that the cabinet decision was a very important one that would bring ‘tangible and meaningful results’.The CSPCA said in another announcement that they are not bound by announcements and statements by the Animal Party, which announced on Thursday that it would back President Nicos Anastasiades in the upcoming elections.“We are not a political group. Each member has their own personal ethics and opinions,” the CSPCA said.You May LikeThrone: Free Online GamesIf You’re Over 40 And Own A Computer, This Game Is A Must!Throne: Free Online GamesUndoScience101Experts Evaluated All 190 Dog Breeds And Ranked Them According To Their SmartsScience101UndoKelley Blue BookSubcompact Luxury SUV Best Buy of 2019Kelley Blue BookUndo Three arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more