NAACIE head inadvertently left off National Awardees list

first_imgGeneral Secretary of the National Association of Agricultural Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) Union Kenneth Joseph was accidentally left off the list of National Awardees which was issued Wednesday last.NAACIE General Secretary Kenneth JosephThis is according to an advertisement published in the local dailies by the Ministry of the Presidency.The notice states that the NAACIE Head will be invested with the insignia of the Golden Arrow of Achievement at a ceremony sometime later this year.President David Granger awarded individuals for outstanding performances at the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations at D’Urban Park on Wednesday last.Some awardees included: Speaker of the National Assembly Barton Scotland, Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Audrey Waddel, Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana Harold Lutchman, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Former Opposition Leader Robert Corbin, among others.last_img read more

Father of 4 drowns during fishing trip

first_imgA father of four of Airy Hall Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was discovered Wednesday afternoon floating in a trench.Reports are 53-year-old Latchman Persaud, called Lall, left home about 13:00h to go fishing. This publication was told that family members became worried after Persaud did not return home some four hours later. As such, relatives and close friends began searching for him. His family’s worst fears were confirmed when the man’s body was spotted floating about 17:00h in a trench in the backdam.An alarm was raised and the Police was informed. They visited the scene and the body were examined. No marks of violence were noticed. The body was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital. An autopsy will be conducted shortly. Only recently, Persaud’s nephew drowned during a picnic at the Aurora Village seawall. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

Man wanted in Fort St. John area

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Fort St. John man who is wanted, as of September 7, 2015, for three counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and three counts of Breach of Recognizance.Joel Jasper Thomas is a 23 year old Aboriginal, 6 feet tall, weighs approximately 200 pounds and has a cross tattoo on his left arm.Thomas is believed to be in the Fort St. John area.- Advertisement -Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Thomas should contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img

Manchester United to revise interest in Bayern Munich star?

first_img1 Manchester United could revisit their interest in Mehdi Benatia after he publicly discussed leaving Bayern Munich.United were in the running to sign the centre-back when he left Roma last year but he chose to join the German giants instead.The 28-year-old started just 13 Bundesliga matches for Pep Guardiola’s side last season, in his debut campaign for the club, and he now readily admits he wants to play more regularly.Benatia told Moroccan website AlmarssadPro: “I’m at a great club, to whom I’m bound by contract for another four years.“My goal is to win the Champions League but my main objective is to play 35-40 games next season.“If I should realise that I’m not going to be able to do that, then I will start to look around.“In football, as you know, anything can happen.” Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia last_img read more

Arsene Wenger could have left Arsenal had they lost to Hull in the FA Cup final

first_imgArsene Wenger has revealed he may have ended his Arsenal tenure had his side failed to beat Hull in the 2014 FA Cup final.Arsenal, who host Steve Bruce’s side in the fifth round of this season’s tournament on Saturday, ended their nine-year trophy drought with a 3-2 victory against Hull.The north London club were overwhelming favourites to win the showpiece at Wembley but found themselves two goals down inside eight minutes.Santi Cazorla pulled one back for Arsenal before half-time before Laurent Koscienly took the game to extra time where Aaron Ramsey scored the winner.“I don’t know, honestly, I don’t know,” said Wenger when asked if he would have lost his job if Arsenal had failed to win.“It was up in the air and we had to give everything to win that final. If we had lost it I don’t know.“It would have been a problem if we had not won. It would have been a massive disappointment for everyone, but we won.”Wenger, who signed a new three-year extension 13 days after the victory, added: “Usually I respect my contracts and I fight for everything. I think as well to say to you that if 17 years at a club depend on one Cup final, it is better you don’t go to the final.” 1 Arsenal lifted the FA Cup in 2014 last_img read more

TRIATHLON: SILVERWARE SUCCESS IN ATHY FOR 24/7 CLUB

first_img24/7 Silverware Success in Athy  Athy county Kildare was the destination for the 24/7 club last weekend, for another leg of the hugely popular national series competition. The weekend promised to be an eventful one with action packed racing, considering the 1600 plus athletes that would be taking part throughout the weekend.  Saturday’s race was the Olympic distance, with Aidan Callaghan, Nick Fowell, Pauric Kelly, Margret Kelly, Hazel Scorer and Paul Doherty taking part and giving a very good account of themselves. With almost perfect conditions athletes took to the river barrow for the swim leg with a 40km bike around the roads of Athy and 10km run along the banks of the river to finish, and indeed the run was tough and energy sapping on the already tiring legs due to the uneven underfoot conditions that cross country running provides. Athletes were given a shot in the arm with the news that F1 star Jenson Button would be competing, and the thought of beating a world champion gave a lot of competitors a little boast come the start of the race. Margret Kelly continued her early season charge with 2nd in her age group, while Hazel Scorer also managed the same in her age group. Aidan was first home for the club and will be happy in 16th position overall and 5th in his age group on his return from a pretty bad smash on the bike during his last outing in Valentia Island earlier in the month. Nick had another great day with 9th in his age group, a good result considering he hasn’t trained in two weeks with I.T band trouble, Pauric Kelly and Paul Doherty had another ding dong battle with less than 40 seconds separating the pair at the finish line.  After the post race cool down in the river barrow, it was time to stock up on the carbs and dissect each and every aspect of the race. You would think that would be it for the weekend….. But not this crew!! Sunday saw the sprint event and the 24/7 athletes were joined by fellow members who travelled down on the day including, Mathew Mc Dowell, Gavin Crawford, Pauric Mitchell, Micheal Duffy, Alan Mitchell and Siobhan Gallagher. So come 10 a.m it was back into the river for part two of the weekend, and again several athletes on the day performed well and took some silverware back to the northwest. In what were more testing conditions than the Saturday, due to the torrents of rain that were falling, making biking that little bit more dangerous, and the run even more draining on already tired and deoxygenated leg muscles, Margret Kelly continued her great start to the weekend with another 2nd in her age group, as did Siobhan Gallagher 1st and Pauric Mitchell 1st in their respective age groups with Gavin Crawford and Pauric Kelly finishing just outside the podium positions in their age groups. Attention is now shifted to Camlough Lake on the outskirts of Newry this Saturday. Here’s hoping we can bring more silverware back across the border.TRIATHLON: SILVERWARE SUCCESS IN ATHY FOR 24/7 CLUB was last modified: June 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:TRIATHLON: SILVERWARE SUCCESS IN ATHY FOR 24/7 CLUBlast_img read more

Watch: “I was at Rory Gallagher festival and I loved it”, says Brian Kerr

first_imgHaving been in Ballyshannon at the Rory Gallagher Festival this week, Brian Kerr wasn’t too amused by Imagine Dragons’ pre-game showing at the Champions League final.Former Republic of Ireland manager Kerr spent a couple of days in Ballyshannon at the end of the week.Tonight, Kerr is one of Virgin Media’s match analysts for the Champions League final between Liverpool at Tottenham Hotspur at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. In the build-up, Imagine Dragons played to the crowd – but Kerr feels the supporters should have been allowed create their own atmosphere.“The music bit of it, to me…look I was at Rory Gallagher festival the last couple of days and I loved it. If Rory could come back from the dead and play tonight it’d be brilliant,” Kerr said.“And I’d put him on ahead of yer man, but anyway — other than that, I’d say that this is a waste of time; they should just let the supporters sing on and create that atmosphere.”Virgin Media’s coverage is fronted by Annagry native Tommy Martin. ”If Rory could back from the dead and play it would be brilliant”Brian Kerr is not a fan of the music before the Champions League final unless it was Rory Gallagher. 😂😂😂 #VMSport #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/O7TDL0HITL— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) June 1, 2019 Advertisement Watch: “I was at Rory Gallagher festival and I loved it”, says Brian Kerr was last modified: June 2nd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BallyshannonBrian KerrChampions LeagueLiverpoolmadridRory Gallagherrory gallagher festivalTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

Gallery: Brand South Africa in Davos – the campaign

first_imgBrand South Africa had a strong and vibrant presence at the 40th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in late January 2010, with a particular focus on the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The following adverts supported the campaign.Click on a thumbnail for a larger image. BRAND SOUTH AFRICA IN DAVOS PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 THE CAMPAIGN More galleries: For more great South African photography, including the Proteas jetting off to the ICC World Cup, grassroots football, Nelson Mandela meeting Bafana Bafana, high-rise office buildings in Sandton, and South Africa’s new ape-man fossil – visit the Media Club South Africa gallery page.last_img

Experts unpack meaning of human rights memorial

first_imgDr Rachel Ibreck, Director of Justice Africa and Mekdes Mezgebu, AUHRM Coordinator at Justice Africa. Justice Africa is an advocacy organisation and research institute that campaigns for human rights and social justice across Africa. It works closely with survivors and museums, and develops concepts and ideas to present to the AU. (Image: Melissa Jane Cook) • Dr Rachel Ibreck Acting Director Justice Africa +44 0207 354 8400 racheli@justiceafrica.org • Freedom Park: celebrating peace • Isandlwana is a memorial to the tragedy of war • Memorial honours Cape slaves • Cash boost for Baartman memorial • Trekker site gets heritage statusMelissa Jane CookIt was astonishing how quickly victims became killers, said Professor Andreas Esheté, the case in point being South Sudan. Too little had been done about the “never again” slogan.“We stand by when others violate this slogan. We need to take stock of what we have seen and we must see how these places reflect experiences there,” said Esheté, the chair of the AUHRM Board. He was speaking at a dialogue hosted by Constitution Hill in Johannesburg and Justice Africa in support of the proposed African Union Human Rights Memorial (AUHRM)There must be a symbol of the collective commitment of African citizens and states to renounce complicity or indifference in the face of threats to fundamental human rights anywhere on African soil, he added. He also emphasized that the memorial must demonstrate the AU’s ethical role as a crusader for the protection of the human rights of all Africans, at present and in the future.Lecturers, directors, professors, managers and others involved in citizen engagement and human rights issues from across the continent, and as far afield as New York and London, attended the dialogue, where they spoke about the meaning of memorialisation, as well as condemned apartheid, racism, brutality and prison atrocities. The consultation for an AUHRM was organised in collaboration with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience Africa.It was part of a series of civil society dialogues designed to gather views and experiences from experts on memorialisation, human rights and survivors groups in Africa, and to feed these back to the AU Commission. Previous meetings have been held in Kigali, Rwanda on genocide; in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the Red Terror; and in Dakar, Senegal on slavery. A platform will also be given to North African participants after a similar consultation – planned for Abu Salim Prison in Libya – was cancelled as a result of security concerns.Constitution HillThe World Peace Foundation is a project partner in efforts to create the permanent memorial at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. Petal Thring, the chief executive of Constitution Hill, welcomed the delegates and said it was wonderful to host such a large group of people who were driven by peace and social justice. Constitution Hill was a fitting venue, a place once known for its deep injustice and brutality that has been transformed into a multi-purpose complex. It includes a museum and the Constitutional Court, which serves as an arbiter of justice.South Africa took a leading role in launching the AUHRM initiative. In January 2012, President Jacob Zuma joined presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Yayi Boni of Benin to lay the foundation stone for the memorial.The AU headquarters stands on the site of the former Addis Ababa central prison, known as Alem Bekagn, which means “farewell to the world”. In recognition of the thousands of people who perished at this site, and the millions of other survivors and victims of human rights abuses in Africa, including genocide, the AU has resolved to establish a permanent memorial on the site, and to hold regular commemorative events.Societies undertake memorial activities to preserve historical memory relating to traumatic events. Memorialisation refers to processes through which memory is perpetuated. It is a means of honouring, recognising and remembering and is an age-old concept.The aim of the AUHRM is to preserve the memory of mass atrocities, in recognition of past suffering and in the interests of future peace and security. It was established in the union’s constitutive act, a commitment to continental co-operation on the basis of human rights principles, constitutionalism, and the responsibility to intervene in crimes against humanity or genocide. The AUHRM will reflect a series of grave crimes committed against Africans, including the Red Terror in Ethiopia, the Rwandan genocide, apartheid and slavery.A memorial cultureDelegates at the dialogue were unanimous that Africa needed to entrench a memorial culture. Also important was the need to find out whose narrative would be told.Dr Rachel Ibreck, the director of Justice Africa, said there are many tensions and complexities in defining a memorial. “It is a merging of human rights and memory. There are so many questions about how to remember and who to remember. It is a very enriching process, with much exchanging of ideas between countries. Out of all this, much solidarity comes out of the process.”Justice Africa is an advocacy organisation and research institute that campaigns for human rights and social justice across Africa. It works closely with survivors and museums, and develops concepts and ideas to present to the AU.On the panel reflecting on memorialising apartheid at the AUHRM, Lauren Segal, the head of exhibition at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, said three critical points must be raised. Firstly, there must be geographical markers on the site to make significant acknowledgment of what happened there. Secondly, there must be an exhibition of sorts to present the stories and atrocities that unfolded in the place; and thirdly, there must be symbolic ways to acknowledge that the site spoke to the past of the building. “We must acknowledge these traces of what happened before.”Annie Coombes, professor of material and visual culture in the department of history of art at Birkbeck, University of London, said the space for the AUHRM was on the edge of things, the periphery, and it must become centre stage. “It is not just for survivors but also a reminder to leaders of the AU to remember the importance of human rights.” She said that memorials were often built and then forgotten. “Often what it commemorates becomes invisible. There must be the idea of a process and reanimation. It needs to be animated by people and their voices.”Historical and artistic perspectiveMany individuals should be part of the discussion, said Bonita Bennett, the director of the District Six Museum in Cape Town. It should not only be a historical perspective, but also artistic. The heritage, NGO, and justice sectors, as well as victims, survivors and teachers must all play a part. “The AU must secure ownership and funding and support the various initiatives and dialogues. These places hold memory and retain consciousness. The memorial must be more than one thing; it must play a crucial role in art and education.”The process of memorialisation was very complex and “we need to engage in conversation, discover the systematic issues that underpinned apartheid and ask fundamental questions. We need to interlock experiences,” said Noor Nieftagodien, a senior lecturer in the history department at Wits University. A key issue was that things were often relegated to the bin of history. “When we say ‘never again’, look at today, the police brutality; that is worse than the violence during apartheid. Have we learned anything?”Ibreck said the site must be a visible memorial and a place to disseminate information. “It must document stories, archives, and house temporary exhibitions. Ideally the institutional status of the centre must be owned by the AU but it must be managed by NGOs as they have a better understanding of these issues.”AUHRM will be a dynamic site and will evolve in partnership with a network of groups and associations dedicated to the remembrance of atrocities in Africa. At the conclusion of the dialogue, a clear consensus was reached on the need to remember and learn from the past and on the importance of using the memorial as a site that would serve as an educational centre to help prevent the recurrence of such atrocities in the future.last_img read more

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