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More than 20 hinterland communities benefited from transportation in the form of buses; All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs); pickups; tractor-trailers; boats, and engines, in 2017.The vehicles and engines were procured through the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry’s 2017 Capital programme, to aid in emergencies, agriculture, tourism drives, and the transport of seniors to uplift their pensions and students within the hinterland communities.During her 2018 Budget presentation, Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe explained that during 2017, funds were released to procure four buses to transport students to and from schools at Santa Rosa, Port Kaituma, Thomas Hills and Moblissa. These buses form part of President David Granger’s 5 Bs (buses, bicycles, boats, breakfast, and books) Initiative.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), a total of 13 villages in Regions One, Five, Seven, Eight and Ten received outboard engines, while 12 villages got grants to construct boats for the engines. Two villages also received ATVs.“…The Government is committed to providing such transportation relief to the Indigenous communities to provide assistance to our people, especially the elderly, children and also for emergency purposes,” Minister Garrido-Lowe emphasised.The Minister announced that in 2018, the Ministry will extend its transportation programme by procuring one additional bus to serve the scholarship students at the Hinterland Dormitory at Liliendaal.An additional six villages will receive support with outboard engines, while 10 villages will receive grants to construct boats. Four ATVs will be bought in 2018 to serve communities in Regions Two, Eight and Nine.
Bandits have carted off millions in gold, diamond and silver jewellery after they broke into the popular L Seepersaud Maraj and Sons Jewellery Store located at Stabroek Market. It is believed the robbery was executed between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.Guyana Times understands that upon arrival at the jewellery store on Tuesday morning, the owner and staff realised the stall was broken into. Upon checking, the entire store was ransacked and the vault was torched open.In a press release late Tuesday night, the family said the robbery was the work of “highly-skilled thieves”.“We have consulted with several security specialists and others trained in ironwork and welding, and we have been informed that it would have taken no less than five (5) hours for the vaults to be cut open. We have spoken directly to two City Constables who claimed that checks were done earlier in the market, but nothing was discovered. As stall owners operating under market rules, we have no choice but to depend on the City Constabulary for security whenever the market is closed. At the time of writing this, we have not been contacted by anyone from the Mayor and City Council’s Office or the Town Clerk’s Office. We are surprised at the lack of care and diligence by the City Constabulary in not observing that such an elaborate crime was being perpetuated over so many hours. Additionally, the stall was secured with an alarm system that was being monitored by the MMC Security Force. We contacted the MMC Security Force late this afternoon and we were informed that the alarm was indeed set off three times last night. However, MMC never informed us or the Police that the alarms went off. On every other occasion, whenever the alarm is set off, MMC would call us immediately and the fact that we never received any calls or reports from them is puzzling.”While assuring customers that no one was hurt or harmed, the family said “our losses cannot be estimated at this time as we have not done a full check of inventory” and asked customers who may have information regarding the robbery to contact them or the Police.Meanwhile, Crime Chief Paul Williams headed a team to the scene, who were able to collect fingerprints from one of the heavy-duty safes in which the jewellery was secured. Upon closer inspection, the investigators discovered that the padlock to the stall was cut and the locks to the safe were torched.The robbery has yet again raised concerns about security at the market. Police thought it was quite strange that no one heard any abnormal noises or saw any abnormal movement since a robbery to that magnitude could take a few hours. It was later disclosed that the City Constabulary officers have access to the Market at all times through the southern gate.Up to press time, no one has been apprehended in connection with the robbery.Only recently, the City Constabulary named Stabroek and Bourda markets as popular criminal hotspots where consumers are attacked and robbed on a daily basis. These offences are suspected to be gang-related.Chief Constable Andrew Foo has stated that the markets have been on the radar for quite a while now in light of the increase in criminal activities in those areas.Foo explained that at the Stabroek Market, since it is a transportation hub, persons entering and leaving public transportation are the main targets. With respect to Bourda Market, most of the incidents occur among vendors and shoppers in the rush hours, when sales are at a peak.
Several commissioners suggested they will formally oppose allowing officers to work second jobs in the security or investigations fields. The LAPD surveyed 38 other police agencies and found that all permit off-duty jobs, but that more than 55 percent prohibit private investigations work. Police officials are now studying increasing their oversight over outside work and possibly banning private investigation-related moonlighting. However, the city attorney has advised the department that any such ban would probably require discussions with the officers’ union. Cmdr. Kenneth Garner, head of the LAPD’s Personnel Group, said officials are considering probing deeper into the type of outside work its officers are doing. He noted that the employee involved in the Pellicano case did not have a permit. “If you’re doing something shady, you’re not going to ask for a work permit,” he said. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 email@example.com 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The number of officers with permits to work an outside job rose sharply after the LAPD adopted schedules that allow cops to work three 12-hour days or four 10-hour days a week, giving them large blocks of free time to do other work. When the flexible schedule took effect in 2002 the number of permits issued was 500, up from 300 in 2001. The flexible schedule has been welcomed by the officers’ union and Chief William Bratton but criticized by former Chief Bernard Parks, who is now a councilman. Commission President John Mack said outside work could affect officers’ performance and create the potential for conflicts of interest. “It increases the probability of burnout, in addition to some highly questionable ethical issues,” he said. Almost a quarter of Los Angeles cops have permits to work second jobs, officials said Tuesday, leading some Police Commissioners to call for stricter controls over moonlighting. Los Angeles Police Department officials told the commission that only eight officers are licensed private investigators but that 2,200 more officers have permits allowing some sort of outside work. “When I look at this I don’t know how an officer can serve two masters,” said Commissioner Anthony Pacheco. “As a member of the public, I want to know officers are beholden to my interest only and not private interests.” The review was prompted by the involvement of a retired Los Angeles Police Department sergeant in the scandal surrounding gumshoe Anthony Pellicano, who is accused of using illicit wiretapping and other tactics to help his high-profile clients.
Author and children’s education expert Dr. Mary Roche visited the Central Library in Letterkenny on Wednesday last to launch a fantastic new booklet called ‘Babbling Babies Nursery Rhyme and Action Song Book’.Dr. Roche is the author of ‘Developing Children’s Critical Thinking through Picture books: a guide for primary and early years’ students and teachers’. She had previously taught for many years in primary schools in Cork and is now a Senior Lecturer in the Education Department of St Patrick’s College, Thurles, Co Tipperary.Mary is passionate about encouraging parents to read with babies and children and was delighted to be launching this new book which was developed by Lifestart Services with support from Donegal Library Service and HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Service. The booklet will be distributed to families throughout Donegal in the coming weeks and months, through Lifestart Services, the library network and other partner organisations. Dr. Mary Roche enthralling her young audience during the launch of Babbling Babies Nursery Rhyme and Action Song Book in the Central Library, Letterkenny on Wednesday last.Mary said: “Saying and singing rhymes along with your child is great fun and also develops essential pre-reading skills. By reading aloud and discussing books with children you are stimulating their imaginations, developing their understanding of how language works, reinforcing the value of reading, helping them to discover the joys of reading, strengthening the relationship with your child, and giving them a great start to their education.”Studies show that if babies and children are read to early, they will enjoy reading and learning more, and do better in school. The aim of the booklet is to encourage language and reading development, and to promote the importance of reading to children. Rhymes and songs in English, Irish, Polish, Romanian, Hindi and Kiswahili (Kenya) are included. Babbling Babies Nursery Rhyme and Action Song Book which was launched by Dr. Mary Roche in the Central Library, Letterkenny on Wednesday last and which will be distributed to families throughout Donegal in the coming weeks and months.Speaking at the launch, the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle said “I would like to congratulate and thank all involved for their hard work on bringing this lovely booklet to completion. I hope it will be enjoyed by families throughout Donegal in the weeks and months to come.“If you are not familiar with Donegal County Library Service yet, I encourage you to join. It is a wonderful resource, freely accessible to everyone and has much more than books to offer. Check out the library website to see what your little library card can do for you and your family”.Babbling Babies Nursery Rhyme and Action Song Book is an initiative of the Education & Learning Sub Committee of Donegal CYPSC (Children and Young People’s Services Committee) – which includes Lifestart Services, the Library Service and HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Service. The booklet was funded by The Parenting Support Initiative (PSI), administered through a collaborative partnership between the Katharine Howard Foundation and the Community Fund for Ireland.Donegal babies to benefit from new book launched at Letterkenny Library was last modified: April 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Babbling Babies Nursery Rhyme and Action Song Bookbook launchcentral library letterkennyDr. Mary RochefamiliesPARENTS
South Africa’s first Anti-Racism Week starts on 14 March and ends on Human Rights Day, 21 March. It comes from various civil society organisations, with the aim of uniting South Africans and celebrating our commonalities. We look back on inspiring leaders, and what they have said about unity.South Africa’s first Anti-Racism Week runs from 14 to 21 March 2016, ending on Human Rights Day. (Image: Brand South Africa)• Multimedia: South Africa, the United Nations and apartheid• Robert Sobukwe: South Africa’s non-racial Africanist• How our African neighbours helped end apartheid• South Africans championing human rights• Ginwala helped shape South Africa’s history Today, 14 March, is the start of the inaugural Anti-Racism Week in South Africa.The initiative comes from the newly established Anti-Racism Network South Africa (Arnsa) and is a mechanism to deal with racism in the country.Spearheaded by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, the network was launched in November 2015 and is made up of approximately 80 civil society organisations and government institutions.“People of different religions and cultures live side by side in almost every part of the world, and most of us have overlapping identities which unite us with very different groups,” said former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. “We can love what we are, without hating what – and who – we are not. We can thrive in our own tradition, even as we learn from others, and come to respect their teachings.”His words ring true for South Africa too.When struggle veteran Kathrada addressed a special sitting of the UN two years ago, he called for a global response to racism – a “Greenpeace of anti-racism” he called it. “The ideal would be to strive towards creating a global anti-racism network to focus on anti-racism education training in all schools across the world,” he said.Kathrada believes Arnsa is the start of such a movement.To commemorate Anti-Racism Week, we read the words of global leaders who support a world beyond race.Academic, lawyer and founder of the Pan-Africanist Congress Robert Sobukwe was vocal that there was only one human race. (Image: SABC)Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on humans to love each other. (Image: Unesco, Facebook)American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian and a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, used non-violent civil disobedience as a means to build a non-racial society. (Image: Unesco, Facebook)Nelson Mandela famously said love came more naturally than hate. (Image: Unesco, Facebook)Indian Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda celebrated humanity’s oneness. (Image: Unesco, Facebook)
A Chicago cardiologist is charged with bilking more than $13 million in improper reimbursements from Medicare and other insurers According to prosecutors, between January 2002 and July 2007, Sushil Sheth, 49, of Burr Ridge, Ill., secured private healthcare information on scores of patients and submitted fraudulent claims totaling $8.3 million to Medicare and $5.1 millionto other insurers for costly cardiac treatment he never performed.Prosecutors are seeking to reclaim $13.4 million and properties in Arizona and Illinois from Sheth and his wife, plus two properties each in Arizona and Illinois Related Items
Rameswaram (TN), Apr 5 (PTI) Various articles used by former president Dr Abdul Kalam, including 1,000 books, would be collected from his house here by Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra and taken to the national capital to be placed for public view from July 21, his grandson Salim said today.”Kapil Mishra, Delhi Tourism Minister will collect the things used by Kalam from his house here and these will be placed at Sarojini Nagar in New Delhi for public view from July 21″ he said.Salim told PTIthat Mishra would tomorrow morning visit Paikarumbu, where Kalam is buried, from where he would go to Kalams house at around 9.30 AM to collect the items, including 1,000 books and various clothes worn by him. PTI COR APR ANP
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Mumbai, Jan 9 (PTI) Thirty players from ten countries, including India, are to take part in the inaugural edition of the USD 35,000 Vedanta Indian Squash Open 2018, a Professional Squash Association event to be held here from February 6-11.The event, to be held at the NSCI courts in Worli, has attracted participants from ten countries. Besides the hosts India, other participating countries include Egypt, France, Switzerland, Australia, the UK, Malaysia and Kuwait, said a media release here today.The tournament, promoted by 5 Sports, is supported by the PSA, the governing body for professional squash in the world, and the Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI).India no. 1 Sourav Ghosal and other top Indian players including Harinder Pal Sandhu and Mahesh Mangaonkar are set to take part in the PSA event, the release added. PTI SSR RSY BAS