The establishing of a new capital city

first_imgDear Editor,After giving quite a bit of thought to our current unfortunate situation on the coast, it has become apparent that we will eventually need to relocate our coastal population to a new capital city.Let’s consider this new and future reality and what steps we could take to create a more sustainable habitat for our citizens that will easily last for several centuries.a) Knowing that the rise in sea level will continue based on climate change factors, we must first take a high position in a location where our national security is strengthened. Providing access to our borders, while also allowing for a defendable position of the new capital city, our resources and our citizens.b) Simultaneously we must incorporate easy access to key resources such as fresh water, agricultural/fertile lands, building materials, and renewable energy.Given the distribution of our natural resources, the configuration of our borders and topography of our land, a central position appears to be both doable and defendable. However, a short in-depth study should be conducted to facilitate our site selection. Upon determining the feasibility and cost for such a venture, the long-term development plan to accomplish the relocation of the coastal population should be established with the appropriate timelines and budgetary needs.As for the coastal plains, plans for long term usage given the forecasted environmental changes should be adjusted accordingly. We have a limited number of opportunities to get the population migration efforts done correctly and it will require a team effort within Parliament to get this done both efficiently and in a timely manner. There will also be a necessity for land allocation to the citizens within such a migration plan.Also, in the interim, it must be quickly determined what mitigation efforts we can afford to implement to defend our current capital from the effects of climate change, while also supporting the migration plan to the interior of the country and its associated budgetary needs to implement the plan for the new capital city. This is a good start to how we should think about spending the forecasted funds we plan to obtain for the sale and non-usage of some of our natural resources.Let’s spend it where it matters most in the long term and be cautious of spending too much on developing an area that will eventually be destroyed by climate change. Maintenance and defence of what we have in low-lying areas should be the preferred approach vs continual expansion within the low-lying areas over the long term.Best regards,Jamil Changleelast_img read more

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Co-ops to be resuscitated

first_imgThe Social Protection Ministry’s Labour Department  is working to resuscitate cooperatives across Guyana. This announcement was made by Minister within the Social Protection Ministry with responsibility for Labour, Keith Scott, who said there are plans to have youths involved in the process.On Monday, Scott met with members from the cooperative societies in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) at the Toevlugt/Patentia Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC). The meeting was held at Good Intent Village.Some members of cooperatives present at the meetingScott said the Ministry planned to visit all the cooperative societies to assist them in restructuring their systems and those that are able to manage themselves properly would be assisted further. He said for those that are corrupted, interim management councils would be set up to ensure systems fall in line.According to Scott, the Ministry plans to bring on stream thrift societies and a children credit union.The Minister plans to have another meeting with members of the cooperative societies of Region Three since one meeting was not enough to cover all the issues of the Region.Earlier in the year, Scott had said his Ministry was working on crafting a policy to boost the cooperative society movement.There are currently over 1000 functioning cooperatives in Guyana, all of which are currently being audited. “What we need to have in place is total accountability: auditing accounts that must be audited and a cooperation existing between the league and each cooperative because we need to understand that we have obligations to the league, we need to understand that we have obligations to the members,” Minister Scott said.last_img read more

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Youth Network to Hold Sub-regional Dialogue at YMCA

first_imgThe West African Youth Network will collaborate with the Center for Security Studies and Development (CENSSAD) from May 31- June 1, 2017 at the YMCA headquarters to hold a sub-regional dialogue for the leaders of the youth wing of political parties in Monrovia, drawn from Guinea, Sierra Leone and host country Liberia, a release said yesterday.The dialogue will be held under the theme: “Mobilizing Democratic Forces: Engaging an Innovative Youth Participation in Democratic and Political Governance in the Mano River Union.”The release said dialogue will “enhance experience sharing and network building among youth groups and youth wings of political parties at local and regional levels to improve their collective capacity to negotiate with and influence political and democratic processes.”The event is expected to bring together 30 participants from across the Mano River Union region.According to Program Manager Arthur R.M. Becker, the dialogue forum is part of a series of collaborative efforts by his organization and the Center for Security and Development (CENSSAD) to foster peace consolidation and sub-regional peace and security promotion with the full participation and involvement of young people.He said further that the series of additional initiatives are also expected to be carried out to promote peaceful and non-violent democratic transitions in Liberia come October 2017 during the Presidential and Legislative elections, as well as in Sierra Leone, where the country goes to elections in March 2018.Meanwhile, Mr. Becker said the dialogue forum comes at an historic moment for Liberia when ECOWAS is similarly holding several key meetings under the stewardship of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. This, he said, manifests the spirit of mutual sub-regional cooperation that should be maintained by all.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Vendor charged for attacking girlfriend with scissors

first_imgA vendor, who reportedly attacked his girlfriend with a pair of scissors while allegedly threatening to kill her on Tuesday, was hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the offence.Shawn Glasgow, 47, of Regent and Cummings Streets, Georgetown appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman where he denied the charge.The charge alleged that on June 3, 2018, at Hadfield Street, Georgetown, he assaulted Renetta Small. Glasgow also denied using threatening behaviour towards Small on the same day at the said location.It is being reported that Small, who has been in a three-year relationship with Glasgow, was walking along Hadfield Street on June 3 when she was attacked from behind by him.Glasgow reportedly dealt the woman several slaps after which he pulled out a pair of scissors and threatened to kill her.Small, who managed to escape, went to the Brickdam Police Station where she filed a report.The defendant was later picked up by Police, arrested and charged. He was released on $50,000 bail. However, he indicated to the court that he was unable to pay the sum as he has no family living in Guyana.last_img read more

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Driver on causing death charge on $400,000 bail

first_imgA 27-year-old man, who allegedly struck down and killed a 27-year-old labourer at Peters Hall, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was on Friday slapped with a causing-death-by dangerous-driving charge.Oscar Stoll, of Lot 675 Perseverance, EBD, denied the charge which stated that on December 10, 2018 at Peters Hall, he drove motor car PWW 9187 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Kwason Lewis.Stoll was represented by Attorney-at-Law Patrice Henry, who in a bail application told the court that his client was not a flight risk.Meanwhile, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield did not object to bail, but asked that conditions be applied if the defendant was to be released.Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan released Stoll on $400,000 bail. As a condition of bail, he is required to lodge his travel documents and report to the Providence Police Station every Friday until completion of trial. His driver’s licence was also suspended. The case was adjourned to January 18, 2019.According to reports, Lewis, along with his colleagues who are all attached to a private waste management company, was cleaning debris along the median on the eastern carriageway of the road. However, Stoll, who was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway, at a fast rate, swerved westward and hit the labourer.The now dead man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit. However, Lewis later succumbed to his injuries.last_img read more

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Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, June 15

first_imgWill Gavin is in the hotseat this Wednesday morning as we discuss Russia’s suspended disqualification from Euro 2016.We’ll also be reviewing yesterday’s action as Iceland held Portugal to a 1-1 draw aswell as continuing our build-up to tomorrow’s Group B clash between England and Wales.We’ll also get the latest from Queens Club and Royal Ascot.last_img

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Orphanage in Mexico gets Lions’ share of gifts

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Christmas celebrations came early for an orphanage in Tecate, Mexico, when more than a dozen members of the Montebello Lions Club arrived bearing gifts, food and money.In its first Orphanage Christmas Party on Dec. 10, the club showered toys, games, clothes, books and several computers on the 29 children at San Juan Bosco Orphanage.A past president of the Montebello club, Valente Herrera, owns a tile and flooring factory in Tecate. After witnessing the scarce resources at the orphanage, Valente decided to ask the club to unofficially “adopt” the facility earlier this year, said member Jerry Banuelos.“The place is run by volunteers,” said Banuelos, who is also the crime-prevention coordinator for the Montebello Police Department. “It’s a state facility, so like is often the case here in the U.S., they didn’t have enough staff for the 40 kids they used to have. They had to relocate some of them. It’s a mid-sized town which has a need for facilities for orphans.”Banuelos said the club hosted a barbecue, where Montebello City Clerk Bob King served as one of the chefs. The children feasted on carne asada, chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers.Those who wish to donate to the orphanage should contact Valente Herrera at (323) 721-9759. pam.wight@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘I LOVE GOING HOME BECAUSE NOBODY TREATS ME LIKE A CELEBRITY’ – COLEMAN

first_imgDonegal soccer star Seamus Coleman has said he loves going home to Killybegs because nobody treats him any differently.The highly-paid Everton star may be able to eat at fancy restaurants and drive flash cars with his salary.But the modest 26 year old says he is treated just like one of the lads when he gets a chance to come home. “Where I come from, you don’t have the celebrity mindset. I grew up playing football with all the lads who are still back home and when I see them, they are my pals.“That is one of the reasons why I enjoy my time back home so much. The people in Killybegs wish me well and they are all delighted for me, but they don’t treat me any different and that’s the way I like it,” he said.Coleman, who played for Sligo Rovers before heading across the water to become a major star with Everton, says he hopes a lot of other young Irish lads can follow in his footsteps.But he warned that it is tough making it as a footballer and luck also plays a part. “The disappointments I suffered along the way was one of the reasons why I was so determined to make a success of this move to Everton when it happened.“I knew what I wanted the minute I got here. I had to take this chance and I was desperate to get into the first team. Well, I managed to do that and I stayed there,” he said. ‘I LOVE GOING HOME BECAUSE NOBODY TREATS ME LIKE A CELEBRITY’ – COLEMAN was last modified: March 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalevertonKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more

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DD Fitness: Gwyneth Paltrow and the alkaline diet

first_imgThere are many diets out there and all of them proclaim to be the one that will work the best for your weight and health issues.Whenever a celebrity gets involved and starts to promote them, you always have to take them with a pinch of salt.Gwyneth Paltrow has teamed up with ‘Flow’ Alkaline water and will be making it part of her ‘Goop’ beauty brand throughout 2019. “The first of its kind campaign for the rapidly growing brand features Paltrow highlighting Flow’s naturally occurring essential minerals, electrolytes and an alkaline pH of +/- 8.1.”So, what is Alkaline water, and should we be drinking it for our health, and can it make any difference to it?The idea with these kinds of things come originally from the alkaline diet. While the Alkaline diet isn’t overly bad compared to some of the extreme diets that are on the market, what it claims to be able to do for your health is what the main issue is. The idea behind it is that many foods are the culprit of excessive acidity within our body.This is claimed to be the cause of weight gain, bone disorders like osteoporosis, energy loss, inflammation, ageing and even cancer*. (1)They claim that eating alkaline-forming foods can offset these issues and can even cure cancer.Food to include in the diet are: (2)Vegetables, green vegetables and fermented vegetablesFruits like apples, berries, lemon.Fat such as, avocado, almonds, seedsGrains like quinoaOther foods to include are; herbal tea, apple-cider vinegar and coconut water.Foods to exclude: Eggs, caffeinated drinks, milk, pasta and processed grains, alcoholSo, are our bodies in an ‘Acidic’ state and do they need regulation to ‘fix’ the other issues?When we look at the science on our bodies PH levels you will find that it is a very tightly regulated system.So tight, that even a small shift in blood PH can cause severe illness and even death. (3)Food alone cannot change the blood PH levels or have any effect on them, and this one point more or less debunks the main claims that the diet has. The levels of PH are measured in the diet through urine tests on litmus paper, and while foods can change the PH of urine they cannot change the PH of the blood. (Urine is separated from the blood by the bladder.) (4)It cannot help with osteoporosis.It absolutely cannot cure cancer and the creator of the diet has been jailed in the USA after people he was ‘treating’ died from their cancers. Why then do people make claims about the diet and claim that it ‘cured’ them from ailments and helped with their weight and health issues?That is simple.The diet consists of whole foods with huge amounts of fruit, vegetables and healthy meat sources.It is high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and apart from needlessly excluding foods, isn’t a bad way to set up your diet.The benefits you are getting from the Alkaline diet are just the benefits you are getting from ANY diet that reduces or eliminates highly processed foods and alcohol and increases whole foods, fruits and veg and water intake.There is nothing special about it and it doesn’t have any special miracle cures.It is simply another diet that has exaggerated claims that don’t stack up.Flow is set to be promoted throughout Europe over the next few months. With a high-profile celebrity like Paltrow behind them, I’m sure that we will begin to see another rise of the Alkaline diet along with it.Just know that you will be spending your money on something that will not and cannot have any effect on your health.So, save your money and just hydrate with normal water and eat more whole foods.That will stand to you better in the long run.#leanin2019Our next set of Lean in 2019 classes starts this Monday, September 16th.Now the kids are back to school, you can get back into routine and have time for yourself.Let us help you to achieve your goals.Click the link below to see our extensive range of times and membership options.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/Spaces are filling up fast so don’t delay, get booking NOW and get the rest of 2019 off to a great start!References:1.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3195546/2. http://thenutritionpress.com/debunking-the-alkaline-diet/3.https://www.rudymawer.com/blog/scientific-review-alkaline-diet-fact-fiction/4. https://sciencebasedpharmacy.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/your-urine-is-not-a-window-to-your-body-ph-balancing-a-failed-hypothesis/DD Fitness: Gwyneth Paltrow and the alkaline diet was last modified: September 13th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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)last_img read more

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Protect soybean profits for 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It was another week of relatively boring, range-bound markets. With the holidays approaching it seems like the trend will continue.Since harvest I’ve been presenting Grain Marketing Workshops to farmers throughout the Midwest. During these meetings, I’ve had the chance to talk to many farmers about future plans. Many farmers have indicated they will plant more beans in 2017, since beans currently are above $10 and corn is under $4. Obviously this is anecdotal information. We won’t receive confirmation on this until the March 31 USDA report.If this does happen, corn may have more upside potential several months from now, maybe even $4 by summer. For the time-being though (the next 100 days) I expect unexciting trading in the corn market.Dry weather concerns in Argentina are keeping prices firmly above $10. However, the Brazil harvest is expected to be a record and the problems of last year are unlikely. The market is weighing these issues along with uncertain demand from China.As mentioned above, I think a lot of farmers will switch corn acres to beans in 2017. I also don’t think the market has this change built into prices yet. Therefore, I want to cover and protect my last 25% of 2017 crop. The tradeWith beans around $10.15, I purchased a Nov $10 put for 55 cents and sold a Nov $11 call for 35 cents (20-cent net cost). What does this mean?If at the end of October beans are trading:Below $10 — I have $10 floor price (less the 20 cents) – $9.80Above $11 — I have $11 maximum or ceiling price (less 20 cents) – $10.80Between $10 to $11 — I can set my price wherever the market is (less 20 cents)Before this trade I was 75% priced at an average of $9.73. Now, I’m 100% priced with a guaranteed $9.75 floor and an opportunity to hit a $10 average (if prices are $11+ next fall).Obviously I don’t know where bean prices will ultimately go, but I know at the prices above I am well above my cost of production. Today I am more worried about bean prices falling and being forced to take less than current levels and less concerned about missing upside potential. As always, my goal is to have a profitable farm operation, and at these prices I have guaranteed that. Understanding and accepting bean volatilityLast week I was in a meeting with a global grain trading company and farmers discussing why the bean market was so strong. The farmers were concerned with such high prices despite so many bearish fundamentals in the market. This confusion over irrational market behavior was causing many farmers to hold when they should consider selling. Nearly all of the farmers in the room still had unpriced 2016 beans and most had nothing sold yet for 2017.Often farmers can suffer from a case of “analysis paralysis,” scrutinizing all the data and details to make sense of the market. They hope with all this analysis they will be able to sell at the top of the market, making the biggest profit possible. The thing is, farmers aren’t traders or speculators (who are also analyzing enormous amounts of data), so they need to think differently. Farmers are producers who will always have more product to sell. And to continue to be a farmer, they need to ideally sell at a profit every year.The problem with beans is that they are usually much more volatile than corn. There are many reasons for this, but one of the biggest reasons is that South America produces over 50% of the world’s beans while the U.S. produces only about 33%. The two harvests are only six months apart. Honestly, farmers should really just focus on not losing money on beans every year, rather than trying to hit the top of the market.Following is an example for why worrying about hitting the top of the bean market is not necessary. I plan to produce 20,000 bean bushels in 2017. If beans were to rally $3 next year I could miss out on $60,000 being 100% priced today. While this would be unfortunate, it’s important to realize that if beans rally, corn would most likely ALSO rally — probably $.50-$1 per bushel in a $3 bean rally scenario. Since I will produce 130,000 corn bushels in 2017, this would mean $65,000 to $130,000 in corn profit. So, I’m still ahead if a bean rally happens, I would just take advantage of it with corn instead. Plus the opportunity is so much bigger with corn. Also I’m expecting the odds of beans being over $10 next year to be low.Rather than trying to rationalize bean market volatility so you can sell at the top of the bean market, focus on just taking profits on all of your beans consistently every year. Waiting too long may mean missed opportunities. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at jon@superiorfeed.com.last_img read more

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