Dear Editor,Can the Gov’t please tell us where the Grant/ free money that Guyana got for the purpose of building 10,000 septic tanks for the poor people of Guyana is?Also, where is the Grant/free money Guyana got to repair Stabroek Market Clock?At this time I would also like to inform, that any person from any Commonwealth Country can vote in Guyana’s Parliament, and Canada is a Commonwealth Country. Let anyone check the law to verify this.I would also like to point out that one local newspaper said that the PPP is willing to let Guyanese contact them through email to say what we expect from the PPP if they win the election but the paper did not provide the email address, can you please publish it so we can give our views?And one thing I want to suggest to the PPP is if they win; I would like for Gov’t to stop taking the 20 per cent withholding tax from our savings account.Sincerely,Mohamed Azad
6 May 2016South African writer Faraaz Mahomed has been selected the Africa Regional winner for his short story The Pigeon for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.“I am an unseasoned writer, who continues to struggle with the insecurities and anxieties of inexperience,” said Mahomed. “Winning the Commonwealth Prize for the African region is more than an accolade, it’s a prompting to continue down this path.”Based on Johannesburg, Mahomed is a clinical psychologist and human rights researcher. His previous writing has been largely academic, reads the Commonwealth Writers website. Mahomed has published articles in journals relating to issues of human rights.He also has fellowships from the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg; and is a former Fulbright scholar. Mahomed would like to write a novel and obtain a PhD on mental health and human rights.“The Africa region included stories on almost every conceivable theme, accentuating the endless complexity and beauty of the continent; a testament to the inexhaustible talent that abounds there,” said Africa region judge Helon Habila.“The Pigeon is a carefully and patiently woven tale about love, lust, guilt, and escape. It illustrates just how, as humans, we will always come short of our ideals, and we must learn to live with that.”The other winners include:Pacific Regional Winner: Tina Makereti for Black Milk from New ZealandAsia Regional Winner: Parashar Kulkarni for Cow and Company from IndiaCanada and Europe Regional Winner: Stefanie Seddon for Eel from the UKCaribbean Regional Winner: Lance Dowrich for Ethelbert and the Free Cheese from Trinidad and TobagoChair of judges, South African novelist and playwright Gillian Slovo, said the winners were all worthy of their award and they “show how well the short story is flourishing in the Commonwealth”.Read short excerpt from The Pigeon: Each morning, for about four months now, I am woken by the same foul, fat pigeon. I am certain that he’s the same one, even though I have no means to prove it. In truth, I have no way to be sure he is a he either. It used to occur to me that maybe he had left something at the window, or inside and was hoping that being here to retrieve it would allow him some release. On most Saturdays, I leave the window open. It makes me feel kind, because I am easing his spirit into the next phase or something of that nature.The Commonwealth Short Story Prize aims to “bring stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience”.The five winners selected each win £2 500 (about R53 000) each. The overall winner will be announced at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica on 5 June, and will walk away with £5 000 (about R106 000) in prize money.The 2016 #CWPrize #regional #winners have been announced!Congratulations to the 5 writers.https://t.co/Er1s2Cuuob pic.twitter.com/g38zsfcAuy— Commonwealth Writers (@cwwriters) May 4, 2016 Source: Commonwealth Writers
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Crystal Palace new suitor for Chelsea striker Batshuayiby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have emerged as a destination for Michy Batshuayi.The Belgian attacker is leaving Valencia, with his loan cut short due to poor performances.He is wanted by both Palace and Everton in the Premier League, per the Evening Standard.Chelsea are likely to be happy with a loan, as they do want to try and bring up the player’s value ahead of the summer.Reports suggest Everton would offer £14 million for a permanent transfer, but that amount is considered too low for Chelsea to accept. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsFor most of us, the picture of the Canadian .25 cents quarter is as close to the woodland caribou as we’re going to get.That’s not the case for the James Bay Cree, at least right now.But they fear that future may become a reality with a declining herd, as the number has dropped by half in the past decade.Many point to logging as the culprit.APTN’s Tom Fennario reports there is a way to save the herd – if everyone agrees to it.
The Bank of Montreal’s (TSX:BMO) participation in a major financing deal for licensed marijuana producer Canopy Growth marks a big policy shift for Canada’s biggest banks, which may be warming up to the cannabis sector.Canopy (TSX:WEED), Canada’s biggest licensed cannabis producer, announced yesterday that BMO Capital Markets and GMP Securities were leading its $175-million bought deal offering of roughly five million shares.Until now, Canadian banks have been reluctant to service the country’s burgeoning marijuana industry, leaving smaller banks and financial institutions to cash in on pot companies’ financing and commercial banking needs.However, the legislative landscape in Canada is changing rapidly as the federal and provincial governments gear up for legalization of cannabis for recreational use by this summer, and pot stocks have seen significant gains over the past year in anticipation.But BMO’s participation in the Canopy deal comes as lawmakers crack down south of the border — where many of Canada’s big banks have ties — on marijuana, which remains illegal in the U.S. under federal law.Attorney-General Jeff Sessions earlier this month rescinded an Obama-era memo that suggested that federal lawmakers would not intervene in states where the drug is legal, allowing legalization to flourish.
Kolkata: With the exception of some stray incidents of clashes, the first phase of elections in Bengal passed peacefully at Alipurduar and Cooch Behar on Thursday. The voting percentage in both the Lok Sabha seats was above 80 percent.”The election has been fair and peaceful throughout the state. There were a few stray incidents but there have been no injuries to anybody. Senior officers and observers have rushed to the spot whenever we received complaints,” said Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ariz Aftab. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTaking the cue from the CEO, state ADG (Law and Order) Siddh Nath Gupta, who was also present at the press conference, said: “Necessary action has been taken wherever we have received any sort of complaint.” He maintained that the security arrangements were adequate. Earlier in the day, Special Police Observer Vivek Dubey had also stated that peaceful elections were held in both the constituencies. He also acknowledged the role of state police in ensuring maintenance of the law and order situation in both the constituencies. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAlipurduar saw a voter turnout of 81.58 percent, with Cooch Behar seeing a 80.11 percent turnout till 6 pm. People standing in queues to cast their votes expressed satisfaction with the security arrangements at the polling booths. Meanwhile, the police arrested seven people from Cooch Behar and one from Alipurduar for trying to create disturbance during the voting process. An official in the state CEO’s office said that three FIRs were filed for alleged vandalising of the vehicle of the All India Forward Bloc candidate at Mathabhanga in Cooch Behar, damaging an EVM at Dinhata and alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct in Cooch Behar. “Two show-causes have been issued to presiding officers in connection with damage to an EVM in a booth and for allegedly allowing an outsider into a booth at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar,” the official said. Trinamool Congress Cooch Behar district president Rabindra Nath Ghosh has alleged interference on the part of Central Forces in the election. “BSF jawans have entered a booth which they are not entitled to do as per the commission’s rule. They are required to guard the polling premises and remain outside the booth. This is a clear indication that they have some sort of ulterior motive. I have informed the District Magistrate. I have also been informed that they have entered some bordering booths as well. Voting could have been better if state police were deployed,” Ghosh said. It has been learnt that the Election Commission has sought a report from the IG, BSF regarding the complaint. Ghosh also spoke with Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee and informed her about some EVMs going defunct at Dinhata, apart from his complaint against BSF. Ghosh also alleged conspiracy behind a number of EVMs going defunct at booths in Cooch Behar. Sources in the Commission said that polling had to be called off at Sitalkuchi due to some trouble and the matter would be taken up during the scrutiny on Friday. At Mathabhanga, the vehicle of Forward Bloc candidate Govinda Roy was vandalised and a case has been started against five accused persons regarding the incident. The EVM and VVPAT were damaged and had to be replaced at a booth in Dinhata. Meanwhile, BJP candidate from Cooch Behar Nisith Pramanik sat on a dharna in front of the DM’s office on Thursday, demanding repoll in all 837 booths where there was no deployment of Central Forces, whereas a Left Front delegation led by senior CPI(M) leader Rabin Deb met the CEO and demanded a repoll in 170 polling booths.
Four-time MLA and former industries minister Mukesh Agnihotri is currently the Leader of Opposition in the Himachal Pradesh State Assembly. A journalist turned politician, Agnihotri made his own place in the state politics, emerging from a humble background. He is the most vocal leader of the Congress party against Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. Agnihotri spoke to Ashwani Sharma, Assistant Editor, the Millennium Post in middle of party campaign in Kangra: Excerpts: Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghA fortnight left for the poll in Himachal Pradesh, what’s the Congress position? We are very comfortable. People want changes. They are fed up with lies, meaningless ‘bhashan’ and ‘jumla-politics’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Congress will win all four seats. The results in Himachal Pradesh will be very different this time. In 2014 elections, the BJP had won all four seats despite the Congress being in the power. What has changed now? A/ It was Modi factor playing against all issues in the poll. People believed in him. They are feeling cheated. This time Modi factor will not be there to swing in BJP’s favour, rather anti-incumbency against NDA will seal their fate. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadBut the Congress campaign doesn’t look very well coordinated as compared to the BJP? When people make up their mind to defeat the ruling dispensation they don’t look at campaign styles. The BJP has tried to pull out all its resources, use money power and resort to every cheap tactic, ethical or unethical. We have been able to counter them effectively and make a dent. What are core issues in the poll this time? A; We are highlighting failures of the Narendra Modi government and his corruption. Whatever promises Modi made with the masses whether about jobs, building Ram temple, Ganga Abhiyan, bringing black money back to the country and teaching Pakistan a lesson have fallen flat. Modi also promised a lot of things in Himachal Pradesh. He spoke about apple import duty, National Highways and farmers’ issues. The net result is zero. This time when he comes he should rather tender an apology to the people instead of seeking votes. The BJP sees gains in Himachal Pradesh as being in the power only for one and half year. Let Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur tells the people few achievements of his government. Because he has not done anything concrete as promised, the Chief Minister is bringing in irrelevant issues to the polls. His narrative is poor. He only feels happy to ridicule Congress president Rahul Gandhi and speak about him in poor light. What will he say if we also call him names? Their party president Satpal Satti has used abusive words against Rahul Gandhi and was punished by EC with a ban on his campaign. Is this the way the campaign is done? What’s your charge against the BJP government led by Jai Ram Thakur? A/. At first place, Jai Ram Thakur was never a chief ministerial face in 2017 poll. It was Prem Kumar Dhumal, who was defeated at Sujanpur by Congress candidate Rajendra Rana. Thakur became Chief Minister accidentally. Law and order are in the worst state. There are 350 cases or murders an equal number of rape cases. An alleged rape case has come to light in Shimla — the capital city and the police were trying to suppress it. Mining mafia is active. The BJP raised money from mining mafia thus there is no check on them. Drug mafia and liquor mafia are active more than ever. But BJP is highlighting surgical strike and has accused the Congress of undermining valour of the Indian army against Pakistan? We are proud of the Indian Army. They have always been made the country and people proud. You tell me who is saying “Modi ki Sena’? Are they not ashamed of it by politicising the army? People of this country don’t have to learn patriotism from Modi and his brigade, who only spread lies and communal hatred. What’s Virbhadra Singh’s role in the poll? A/ Virbhadra Singh is a towering Congress leader, not only in Himachal Pradesh but country. He never worked against the interests of the Congress. He is campaigning actively even at this age. No one can match his energy, mass contact and popularity. What are Rahul Gandhi’s chances to be Prime Minister? Rahul Gandhi has worked very hard. The Congress party’s manifesto and his poll narrative have received overwhelming support. He has exposed Prime Minister and Amit Shah combine’s corruption. He will make a good Prime Minister that the country needs. Modi has no second chance.
Luciano Goizueta’s love for science, self-awareness and art combine in colorful, texturized acrylic works inspired by scientific phenomena. Goizueta studied architecture for six months at the Technology Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) and then graphic design at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), but never finished because illness forced him to spend a significant period of time in isolation. During that time, he began developing his artistic career through painting, photography, and drawing.At only 34, he has participated in exhibitions in Argentina, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama, Switzerland and the United States. On a sunny, warm morning, accompanied by the delightful jazz melodies playing in Goizueta’s studio in Escazú, The Tico Times sat down with the artist to chat about his life and work. Excerpts follow.What do you most like to photograph?Everything. I’m obsessed with the idea of truly understanding the velocity of time. Usually you think that time’s longer than what it is, because during the present moment, time seems longer, but when you seek the future or the past, it becomes smaller, like a snail. Photography is a way in which I can document that path through that snail. The more information you have, the more possibilities you have to access the past. What I’m most interested in is capturing everything that has to do with the city, but the abandoned city, the uninhabited city. I like to explore the B side of a city: the waste, the things that are left behind such as cars, motorcycles and dumps.I also like to photograph the things that happen on a daily basis, looking at what your everyday routine was five years ago and how different it is now. It’s that idea that you’ll never get to experiment that precise moment again, and it is composed by a lot of structures that are very temporary. It’s very interesting to see what we take for granted in those paths that we travel in order to get from point A to point B. Right now I’m working on a series called “From A to B,” which is a documentation of the path I travel every day from my house to the studio and backwards at a certain hour. I take photographs of what’s going on in front of me, and afterwards I turn it into a drawing.How do you choose the theme of each series?The series’ themes have generally appeared after I’ve worked on a piece. Usually I get interested in something, paint it and then work on it. After that I choose which ones go together. Now I do it more [deliberately]… having an idea and then begin working from that point onward.Either way, all the ideas you have are linked to one another. Nothing is spontaneous… when you’re interested in something, it’s because there was a path you traveled to reach that place and that moment. From that point on you’ll get immersed in it and dedicate more time to it, and it’ll become more complex. There’s an inevitable natural process. Goizueta explores the idea of abandonment in cities. (Courtesy of Luciano Goizueta)What do you like to explore on an artistic level within your work?Everything can be included. I’m very interested in phenomena that maybe are not so related with art. I’m not very interested in being immersed in the art world per se. Of course I’d like to participate in a biennial or in an exhibition, but that’s not where my main focus lies. I’m very interested in science, physics, biology, time and all the different things I want to focus my attention on.I’ve got all these ideas about the educational formation of a person. Going to school and college is great, but actually switching into the idea of, “OK, I learned all of this and now I’m going to leave it all behind” is not that simple. You’re already impregnated [with that system] and it’s very difficult to get out of it. You’re constantly discovering new things. That’s nothing new. However, it’ll be more yours and in that sense it’s more valuable…. I never studied painting, and I try to avoid the structure of things.What is your research process?I research through observation. I often draw everything, and drawing is observing in detail… Lately I’ve been very interested in physics, especially about a self-taught physicist called Nassim Haramein. He has done a lot of physics predictions related with subatomic particles and very complex quantum physics; he has been questioning quantum physics since the beginning. He talks about this idea that physics contemplates the human being within its mathematics… the universe can be understood in the same way as a person or an atom. Haramein has this theory about a fractal universe. What we have are particles with the same complexity, but different sizes. An atom is as complex as the universe, the galaxy and a cell. Goizueta often creates detailed collages. (Courtesy of Luciano Goizueta)How do defragmentation and chaos theory relate to your work?Decontextualization is something I like to do. I like to take objects out of their context in order to eliminate things and leave an object out of its context. Then, there’s the idea of defragmentation… It’s about a lot of images that get filtered and can create another image, like a collage. Regarding chaos theory, I think the theory is a mere excuse to say that chaos does not exist. What exists are randomness generators based on a lot of information, from factors including climate and the stock exchange. To generate a sense of randomness, it must be completely linked to a structure. Nothing can be random and chaos does not exist…. Order leads to chaos and chaos leads to order. When things are ordered they tend towards disorder, but when things are completely disordered they tend to find a logical order.Read more Weekend Arts Spotlight interviews here.Our “Weekend Arts Spotlight” presents Sunday interviews with artists who are from, working in, or inspired by Costa Rica, ranging from writers and actors to dancers and musicians. Do you know of an artist we should consider, whether a long-time favorite or an up-and-comer? Email us at email@example.com. Facebook Comments Related posts:5 questions for blues musician Steve Arvey 5 questions for Costa Rican street artist MUSH 5 questions for a Costa Rican singer 5 questions for a couple of clowns in Costa Rica
Categories: Howrylak News 09Jun Rep. Howrylak announces consumer education event on June 16 State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to host his fourth consumer education event this year on Friday, June 16 at the Hunter Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Court in Clawson.This event is intended to provide citizens with information regarding the latest phone, mail and online scams.“I hope to provide an opportunity for citizens of all ages to learn the warning signs of potential scams and how to avoid them,” Rep. Howrylak said.The presentation begins at 11 a.m. with a light lunch provided. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Rep. Howrylak’s office at (517) 373-1783 or via email at MartinHowrylak@house.mi.gov.