He should think of his political future

first_imgDear Editor,The AFC, from all indications, is operating as a separate dictatorship faction within the Coalition Government. This gets into the realm of promoting corruption when the current situation is analyzed.The reinstatement of an NCN Berbice branch official is a glowing tribute to cronyism and corruption in the AFC, and its intolerance of transparency and accountability. This person was sent on administrative leave for 10 months, and was paid full salary with all benefits. Now the person is back on the job despite evidence surfacing during the investigation to warrant this person’s dismissal. According to statements given by the staff who were dismissed, this official instructed them to prepare ‘fake invoices’ and to make ‘fake log’ entries.The reason for this person’s reinstatement would have been because of a ‘good relationship’ with the same AFC Minister who is in charge of NCN.The CEO of NCN was apparently instructed by this high ranking Minister to reinstate this person.The recent firing of Chronicle columnists David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis was allegedly done at the behest of this high ranking AFC Minister. In a letter to the press, Mr Hinds stated that, ‘a senior AFC Minister has, over time, been raising at the Cabinet level the issue of Hinds’ and Lewis’s columns. It was that same minister who gave instructions to the Editor-in-Chief to axe the columns’.He added that, ‘the Chronicle and the rest of the State media are controlled by the AFC as part of the distribution of spoils after the election. The Prime Minister has direct oversight of this sector’. Even two top AFC members who are members of the Board allegedly rubber-stamped the decision to fire the columnists, according to Hinds’s letter.It can be seen from the two examples that the same Senior Minister gave instructions to reinstate the person spoken about at NCN, and to fire the reputable and independent columnists.These two actions will not improve the already poor image of the AFC and its disappearing supporters. Apart from being silent on many important issues, what is clearly manifested is the AFC’s promotion of corruption and its dictatorship tendencies.I also have compelling evidence to support the allegation that AFC’s most prominent and well-respected member in Berbice, Mr Gobin Harbhajan, is extremely disgruntled and disappointed with some of his AFC colleagues. This gentleman has been the only face of the AFC in Berbice, and has been doing a fantastic job in the resolution of many problems facing Berbicians.Berbice is vitally important for the survival of the AFC, but it seems that the AFC leaders are quite content with their ‘good life,’ and no longer care about continued existence of the AFC. At this point, there is only one person who is keeping the AFC alive in Region 6, and that is Mr Gobin Harbhajan, a man who is not corrupt, and is dedicating his energies to assist persons in various communities. I am sure he has a large following, and should he decide to walk away from the AFC, then a lot of supporters will follow him.Mr Harbhajan should seriously think about his political future and the need to be of continued service to his fellowmen.Yours sincerely,Doodnauth Jagmohanlast_img read more

Cross Country Teams Shine In Two Meets

first_imgStory Links Oz Memorial Results Hawkeye InvitationalIowa City, IowaMen’s Team Results1. Iowa, 262. Drake, 513. Iowa Central, 874. Illinois State, 915. UNI, 1056. Hawkeye CC, 181Drake Men’s Individual Results6 Kilometers1. Adam Fogg, 18:06.88. Kyle Brandt, 18:26.612. Isaac Basten, 18:39.514. Kevin Kelly, 18:44.527. Matt Cozine, 19:10.037. Xavier Lechleitner, 19:46.543. Kyle Cass, 20:08.0Women’s Team Results1. Iowa, 362. Iowa State, 473. Iowa Central, 494. Northern Iowa, 1105. Drake, 1236. Illinois State, 1487. Hawkeye CC, 225Drake Women’s Individual Results4 Kilometers13. Millie Bretl, 14:42.228. Rachel Selva, 15:12.730. Olivia Rogers, 15:17.133. MyKaela Cole, 15:25.844. Lindsey Rowatt, 15:39.346. Elizabeth Aho, 15:52.552. Alexa Andrews, 16:19.957. Lucy Avenson, 16:27.7Oz MemorialFalcon Heights, Minn.Men’s Team Results1. Minnesota (Gold), 212. Minnesota (Maroon), 343. Minnesota-Duluth, 754. Drake, 101Drake Men’s Individual Results4 Miles14. Andrew Berndt, 21:39.022. Joe Romain, 22:07.425. Jack Zettl, 22:23.327. Cole Friedman, 22:34.029. Bradley Brodsky, 22:56.830. Rylee Miller, 23:04.1 Print Friendly Version The Drake University cross country teams turned in strong performances in two regional meets Friday evening as the teams competed at the Hawkeye Invitational and the Oz Memorial.Drake’s men’s team took second at the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City as newcomer Adam Fogg won the 6-kilometer race in 18:06.8 at the Ashton Cross Country Course. He won the race by nearly 10 seconds in his first competition as a Bulldog.Fogg was followed by Kyle Brandt in eighth place in 18:26.6 while newcomer Isaac Basten was 12th in 18:39.5.Iowa won the team competition with 26 points, followed by the Bulldogs with 51.Drake’s women were paced by current Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week Millie Bretl again. She took 13th on the 4-kilometer course in 14:42.2, just 11 seconds out of the top 10. Rachel Selva was the next Bulldog across the line in 15:12.7, followed by Olivia Rogers in 30th with a 15:17.1 finish.Drake’s women finished fifth in the seven-team event.A group of men’s competitors also traveled north to race in the Oz Memorial, hosted by the University of Minnesota in honor of the Bulldogs’ former head coach, Gary Osborn.Drake finished third in the four-team event. Andrew Berndt led the Bulldogs on the 4-mile course with a time of 21:39.0 to finish 14th. Hawkeye Invitational Results last_img read more

FUFA Big League: Wakiso Giants maintain unbeaten run as they edge Bukedea

first_img Tags: Bukedea TCfufa big leaguetopWakiso Giants Bengo celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game (Photo by Wakiso Media)FUFA Big League 2018/19Wakiso Giants 1-0 Bukedea Town Council Kyabazinga Stadium, BugembeSaturday, 02-03-2019BUGEMBE – Wakiso Giants maintained their unbeaten run in the FUFA Big League on Saturday, defeating Bukedea 1-0 on the day.Troubled former Express, KCCA and SC Villa midfielder, Steven Bengo was the hero on the day, scoring the only goal of the contest.At the start, it was Bukedea who started strongly, forcing Wakiso goalkeeper into a brilliant save on 4 minutes.Wakiso who had struggled to get to grips in the game suffered a set-back on 20 minutes as midfielder enforcer Hakim Ssenkumba was replaced by Richard Kigozi after the former KCCA midfielder got injured.Moments later Yasim Mugume robbed a Bukedea defender, of the ball and set up Bengo whose attempted effort was saved by the goalkeeper.Three minutes past the half hour mark, Norman Ojik headed a Muwadda cross onto the cross bar as the home side piled on the pressure.With nine minutes of the first half to play, Bengo who had earlier in the season been suspended by the club, put Wakiso 1-0 up, side footing a poorly defended ball, past the keeper.By halftime, Wakiso looked to be in close control of the game and holding a slender 1-0 lead.The second half was a more open contest with both side getting a fair share of goal scoring opportunities.On 50 minutes, Ojik who did not look lively at all headed wide an Ernest Lubobi well weighted cross while unmarked in the area.Ojik was guilty of missing another opportunity later on while substitute Isaac Ntege shot wide off a counter, inside the area.Bukedea also had glorious chances to level the scores but were on more than one occasions let down by lousy finishing.On the end, it was Wakiso who took home the three points that see them move onto 32 for the season after 14 games.The Purple Sharks who are still unbeaten this season are edging closer to gaining promotion to the top tier.For Bukedea, they remain 6th on the standings with 16 points with 6 games to play.Comments last_img read more

Video: Relive the Sharks’ incredible 4-goal power play in Game 7 vs. Vegas

first_imgSAN JOSE — With captain Joe Pavelski limp on the ice, the Sharks’ playoff outlook was bleak. They trailed the Vegas Golden Knights 3-0 with less than 10 minutes to play in Game 7.The Sharks responded to Pavelski’s apparent head injury with four goals on the ensuing five-minute power play to take a 4-3 lead and send the SAP Center into absolute chaos. They eventually won 5-4 in overtime.Logan Couture started the scoring just seven seconds into the power play, then turned and gestured to the …last_img read more

Cape Town’s new bus system

first_img2010 host city Cape Town is getting anadvanced integrated rapid transportsystem, just in time for the World Cup. The Green Point stadium construction site.The stadium precinct will link to the citycentre, airport and residential areas in thecity bowl.(Images: City of Cape Town)Janine ErasmusIn May 2008 the City of Cape Town unveiled plans for a world-class integrated rapid transport system. Now the first phase has received the green light and will be operational by March 2010, say city authorities. The entire four-phase project will be implemented over the next 10 to 12 years.An integrated rapid transport (IRT) system brings various modes of public transport together into a united effort, and takes priority over private transport.“In the context of our goal of infrastructure-led economic growth and job creation, this is possibly our single most important project,” said Cape Town mayor Helen Zille, recently voted the world’s top mayor for 2008 by the London-based World Mayor Project.“The 2010 Football World Cup is our chance to show the world what we are capable of as a city and as a nation,” commented Zille. “It is one of our best opportunities to market Cape Town as an investment and tourist destination. It is also an important opportunity to fast forward a few years in infrastructure investment, and create a lasting legacy for our citizens.”Cape Town’s IRT system will bring the city up to the required standard for the national Department of Transport’s 2010 host city transport operations plan, as well as the host city agreement signed with Fifa. These plans will make maximum use of existing transport resources, ensuring that security and emergency response strategies are in place, and catering to those with special needs.However, Cape Town citizens will benefit from the new system for many years to come. The initial Phase 1A is designed to demonstrate the system’s capabilities and garner maximum public support ahead of the expansion into the full Phase 1 plan. Each phase has been designed to be financially self-sustaining independent of any future development.Better bus serviceCape Town’s system largely involves an efficient and reliable bus service that will run in two parts – main or trunk routes and feeder routes. The trunk routes will feature dedicated bus lanes, in most cases in the middle of the road, for special 18m articulated vehicles. These vehicles will feature wide doors to allow many people to embark and disembark simultaneously into weatherproof stations, while fares will be collected beforehand using smart cards at station entrances.The emphasis is on easy access between the system and other transport options such as bicycles, taxis and walking, as well as convenience for children, the elderly and the disabled. In addition, vehicles will feature clean, low-noise technology and the whole system is designed as an environmental showcase for Cape Town.The feeder services will connect communities with trunk routes using use smaller 8m and 12m vehicles running on normal streets. Passengers will pay with smart cards as they board. These services are expected to run for longer hours than the city’s current public transport systems.Linking the city and communitiesThe R1.3-billion ($130-million) phase 1A will link Cape Town International Airport and the inner city with the Green Point stadium precinct, a requirement of Cape Town’s status as 2010 host city. Key destinations in the city include Central Station, the V&A Waterfront, Long Street, Sea Point, as well as Hout Bay. Nearby residential areas such as Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Vredehoek and Gardens will be serviced by the feeder system.The inner city service will provide an affordable and convenient way of getting around, not just for the millions of tourists who are expected to pour into South Africa’s host cities during the weeks of the Fifa World Cup, but also for the many thousands of people who live and work in Cape Town’s city bowl.The airport link will provide rapid, high frequency services between the airport and the city centre, Green Point and Sea Point via the N2 freeway’s dedicated bus and minibus taxi lane, which went live on 1 August 2007. The bus lane is already proving to be a great success, getting city commuters to their destinations with a 20 minute saving over previous journey times.Phase 1A will also reach out to high-density residential areas and low-income communities up the west coast, including Bloubergstrand, Table View, Mamre, Atlantis, Doornbach and Du Noon. Many of these communities currently have no sustainable public transport option to boost employment and the new service is expected to breathe new life into the region as well as alleviate high levels of traffic congestion closer to Cape Town.The next three phases will cover the northern and southern suburbs and the Cape Flats communities of Mitchell’s Plain, Khayelitsha, Delft and Blue Downs, as well as the university town of Stellenbosch, located about 50km from the Cape Town city centre.Public participationIn order to ensure that public needs and concerns are met, the City is holding a series of information meetings during October and November 2008. The meetings will involve communities, people and businesses affected by the first phase.City authorities are also working to provide all existing bus and minibus owners the opportunity to participate in the Cape Town IRT system.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Useful linksCape Town IRT websiteDepartment of Transport 2010 transport projectslast_img read more

AT&T Texts iPhone 4 Owners with Activation Details

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… AT&T customers who have purchased or upgraded to the new iPhone 4 have started to receive SMS text messages pointing them to a newly published resource guide containing “important information about activating your device.” The link directs recipients to the page at www.att.com/iphone4upgradesupport which provides all the information needed regarding how to activate the new iPhone – yet another indication that iPhones may be shipping, as reported elsewhere, a day earlier than previously expected.According to the AT&T activation guide, there are just four “simple steps” to activating your new device. However, as previous iPhone owners know, AT&T’s and Apple’s activation systems tend to get bogged down as a large number of new iPhone owners attempt to activate their phones at the same time. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Last summer, with the launch of the iPhone 3GS, some users reported that it was taking up to 48 hours to complete the activation process. The issues caused by this overload of activation requests have gotten better over the years, at least – the 3GS delays were a vast improvement over the 3G problems that plagued the 3G launch.But when a company sells 600,000 phones on its launch day alone, as Apple has with the iPhone 4, activation issues are bound to happen.…or are they?According to numerous sources, Apple has begun sending out emails to some iPhone 4 customers informing them that their device will arrive on June 23rd – a day earlier than expected. The most obvious reasoning behind these missives is to spread out the activation process over the course of two days instead of one. Of course, new iPhone 4 users are just glad they’ll be getting the revamped device a day early, no matter the reason. And being the recipient of the text message doesn’t necessarily mean you’re among the chosen few to get your iPhone 4 early. Tags:#Apple#web sarah perez Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Premiere Pro Shortcut: Switching Between Panels in the Editing Interface

first_img SHIFT and 3 = Timeline SHIFT and 4 = Program Monitor  SHIFT and 5 = Effects Controls SHIFT and 6 = Audio Mixer  SHIFT and 7 = Effects SHIFT and 8 = Media Browser Activate Premiere Pro panels in rotation to the right:Hold down CTRL and SHIFT and tap the period key.Activate Premiere Pro panels in rotation to the left:Hold down CTRL and SHIFT and tap the comma key.A gold line appears around a panel when it’s selected:Interested in learning more Adobe Premiere Pro shortcuts?Check out our previous post showing you how to customize your own.center_img Save time in post by quickly navigating the Premiere Pro interface with a set of keyboard shortcuts.If you’re already a Premiere Pro shortcut user, you can give your edits an additional speed boost by learning the shortcuts for switching between the panels.  Sure, you can use your mouse and click the panels to select them, but reaching for your mouse will slow you down.Either use one of the following shortcuts to select an exact panel or cycle through the each of the panels in the Premiere Pro user interface.   Shortcuts increase your editing efficiency – use them!  SHIFT and 1 = Project Panel SHIFT and 2 = Source Monitorlast_img read more

Parrikar makes birthday resolution

first_imgPanaji – Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on his 62nd birthday on Wednesday said in the coming year he would work towards extending the duration the State Legislative Assembly meets to more than 45 days a year. He was speaking to reporters at the State Legislative Assembly complex after cutting a cake in the presence of legislators and Speaker Pramod Sawant during a break in the winter session of the Assembly, which began on Wednesday. Mr. Parrikar said, “My resolution is that the House should run for a longer period. From the coming budget session, the House should run for a minimum of 40-45 days a year. So, next year, I will cross 40 days because if a House functions for a longer time, then those who asks several questions can then spread their questions over more days. If the House does not run for a longer time, there are no pointed questions. If there are no sharp questions, there are no solutions.”last_img read more

No room for SAI sports medicine centre in Delhi

first_imgThe Sports Authority of India’s sports medicine centre at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium has not been set up again after the venue was demolished in 2008.Initially set up in 1986, the sports medicine centre was a big help for thousands of Indian athletes who were either part of the SAI training programmes or were taking part in national camps in the Capital and needed medical cover.Once the stadium was broken down for renovation in 2008, the sports medicine centre went into rubble. And now, two months after the Commonwealth Games (CWG) ended, no space has been allotted for the centre to be set up again.When Mail Today contacted SAI sports medicine expert PSM Chandran, he said: “I have no idea when the centre will come up again. Whatever equipment we had then is now not there.”As it is, the equipment had outlived its utility, having been used for over two decades. I am hopeful the authorities will wake up and re- establish the centre as national camps will again be held in the Capital.” It is well known that when the Nehru Stadium and other venues in the Capital hosted national camps, the SAI sports medicine centre was most sought after. In addition, athletes who were training in SAI venues could also access the place for treatment.Chandran says while a skeletal staff is still there “with no work to do”, he is hoping money will again be spent on this project.”The next year will again be important as in the lead- up to the 2012 London Olympics, national camps will be held in New Delhi. If we start now and order equipment and hire staff, we can set up the centre again in a couple of months,” added Chandran.advertisementIt is well known that apart from sports medicine doctors, the centre requires physiotherapists, masseurs, sports psychologists, nutritionists, physiologists and nursing staff.At a time when people in the sports ministry and the SAI are breaking their heads over what will be the legacy value of the CWG, the SAI sports medicine centre surely seems to have been forgotten.last_img read more