Baksh was a strong believer in young people – PYO

first_imgProgressive Youth Organisation (PYO) in offering its condolences on the passing of former parliamentarian and Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Chairman Alli Baksh, reflected on his life and contributions.Former Minister Alli Baksh“He was a mentor and exceptional example for young people in the Party. He played an integral role in nurturing and developing the careers of many leaders,” the PYO said in a statement on Friday.According to the PYO, Baksh’s loyalty, commitment, and selflessness in the struggles against “oppression, discrimination and dictatorship were most admirable. Comrade Alli was a wise counsel who was patient and attentive to the concerns of youths and these qualities made him an exceptional leader.”Representatives of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) youth arm further noted, “Comrade Alli was a strong believer in young people and played particular emphasis on their involvement at all levels of leadership. To the end, he remained a guiding force and inspirational motivator to the PYO. He spoke with passion about the youth arm as he himself played a crucial and fundamental role is its early days.”Baksh was appointed Minister within the Agriculture Ministry after then President Donald Ramotar took office in 2011.Prior to that, Baksh took on the role of Region Two Chairman from 1992, and operated in that capacity for almost 20 years. Additionally, he also served as a Member of Parliament representing the PPP/Civic.Meanwhile, Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO) leader Sheila Mathura stated on Friday that Baksh would “go down in history as the one who spearheaded the structural, social and economic developments on the Essequibo Coast”.Baksh will be laid to rest today in Essequibo.last_img read more

Sister act sparks Redondo to victory

first_imgFrom staff reports The Taylor sisters are making life tough for opposing girls tennis teams this season. Della and Elle Taylor, continuing to roll in nonleague action, each swept their three singles sets as host Redondo defeated Bishop Montgomery, 16-2, on Monday. The doubles team of Patricia Engeberg and Tatiana Stewart also won its three sets to spark undefeated Redondo (6-0). Melanie Scott and Danielle Butler won singles sets for Bishop Montgomery (1-1). Hamilton 7, Westchester 0: Kourtney Johnson came closest to victory, dropping her singles match, 8-6, to Hamilton’s Emily Pompan, but Westchester fell to 4-1, 2-1. In a nonleague match … South Torrance 15, West Torrance 3: South went 9-0 in singles without dropping a single game at West Torrance. Leanne Gutierrez, Kathrina Gregana and Esther Kim all swept at love for South (3-6). Girls golf Peninsula (318) captured the Martin Luther King Invitational title, edging Mission Viejo (327) at the Quail Ranch Golf Course in Moreno Valley. In a format that takes the top four 18-hole scores out of five players per team, Peninsula’s Jenny Coleman and Katia Joo carded 6-over-par 78s. Ayane Itamura shot 79 and Kristin Coleman finished with an 81 for Peninsula, which won the tournament for the third consecutive season. Boys cross country Palos Verdes took first place at the Iolani Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii, on Sunday with 49 points, edging Lakewood (84) and Leilehua (96). Leading the way for Palos Verdes was Trevor Webber with a sixth-place time of 16 minutes, 52.39 seconds. Mike Stillo (16:52) took seventh and Garrett Delgado (16:58.80) took 10th in the three-mile race. Also clocking in with top times were Palos Verdes’ Josh Richland (17:12.82) in 12th place, Peter Cohen (17:16.36) in 14th place and Daniel Varon (17:20.79) in 16th place. Girls cross country Palos Verdes finished fourth with 132 points at the Iolani Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii, Sunday. Leading the way for Palos Verdes was Melanie Solandt, who had a sixth-place time of 19 minutes, 54 seconds. Erica Capellino took 22nd at 20:45 and Erin Simmons finished 31st (21:16). Also finishing high was Chanelle Garcia (21:23.) in 36th place and Michelle Yamashita (21:24) in 37th place for the Sea Kings. Girls volleyball Shannon Miller had seven kills and seven aces, and Marisa Bubica added 21 assists and six aces for San Pedro (3-1, 3-0) in a 25-16, 25-11, 25-8 win at Gardena. Also in the Marine League … Carson def. Washington, 3-0: Kristiano Tuaniga had 13 aces and eight kills as Carson won at home, 25-6, 25-14, 25-7. Kristine Fernando had eight aces and Crystal Lopez added seven aces for Carson (4-0, 2-0). Washington fell to 1-1 in league play. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Redondo hosts North Torrance today in its final tuneup before starting Bay League action Thursday against visiting Peninsula, which captured the league crown last year. “We typically do well against Ocean and Pioneer league teams in the preseason,” Redondo coach Jim Ball said. “Once we get to the Bay League, that’s when it gets really tough for us.” In a Marine League match … Banning 4, Narbonne 3: Nancy Melgoza edged Lily Kurosaki, 8-7 (5), to give host Banning the victory. Kurosaki was behind, 5-4, before making her comeback. It marked the only singles win of the night for Banning (2-0, 1-0), which won all three doubles matches. Sharon Kim, Michelle Gil and Whitney Robinson all won in singles for Narbonne (0-3, 0-1). The doubles teams of Melissa Hernandez-Diana Alvarado, Norma Santamaria-Kathy Ngo and Cristina Alvarado-Jasmin Jimenez were victorious for Banning. In a Western League match … last_img read more

Canada Mosaic puts Canadian music on the map

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Legacy? Well, all five composers are dead now and they number among the major figures of our musical past. Yet they are known by few of their fellow Canadians. Gary Kulesha, the TSO’s composer adviser, expresses no surprise. As he puts it, “would the average Canadian know who Brahms was?”Probably not, but the average Canadian lover of classical music certainly would know Brahms, whereas such native figures as Mercure and Weinzweig?There are various reasons for this situation, Kulesha acknowledges, including the diminished profile of music in our public schools, and on radio and television. Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Login/Register With: And it surely is a welcome way to fund some major commissions to our composers in addition to 40 or so two-minute fanfares to be performed by the TSO and partner orchestras from British Columbia to Newfoundland.The whole enterprise begins next Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Roy Thomson Hall, when Victor Feldbrill and Alain Trudel preside over a program titled Canadian Legacy, featuring Godfrey Ridout’s Fall Fair, Pierre Mercure’s Kaléidoscope, Jean Coulthard’s “Introduction” and “Three Folk Songs” from Canada Mosaic, John Weinzweig’s Suite from Red Ear of Corn and André Mathieu’s Rhapsodie romantique, the latter with Alain Lefèvre as piano soloist. “Innovators. Renegades. Pioneers. Canadian musicians have long punched above their weight both at home and internationally.”Or so claims a news release announcing Canada Mosaic, an ambitious cross-country celebration of Canadian music and musicians spearheaded by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and funded (to the tune of $7.5 million) by the government of Canada.“What a wonderful way to celebrate our 150th,” enthuses Mélanie Joly, minister of Canadian Heritage.last_img read more