Linden Block 42 residents voice concerns over land issues

first_imgResidents of Block 42, a developing community in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), have voiced numerous concerns regarding land access and ownership with Indigenous Peoples Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock.Some of the residents along with Minister Allicock at the meetingIssues such as the occupation of lands and its allocation as well as concerns regarding land titles were raised with the Minister during a recent visit to the Speightland community situated at Mackenzie, Linden.Residents of Block 42, who attended the meeting, said they were fearful that the untitled lands that they occupy might be taken away by persons as was the case in the past.Issues regarding land for both housing and commercial purposes are major concerns within the region and according to officials, this is majorly due to National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) having ownership of the land.During the meeting, Haniff Emamudin, a resident, stated, “Minister, this land thing, we’re just asking if you could just look into it…where I am living, I’m on a part of NICIL land and I’m not looking that somebody would come now and say, ‘well listen my great grandfather used to occupy this land here fifty years ago and you just came here the other day’. I believe people who develop this land and is living there with their families, making a living and develop this land …at least they should get some rights. Not a man who was [here] fifty years ago, as they say, ‘a mark land’”, the resident noted.The resident noted that he has put a lot of labour into the plot of land he is currently occupying and it would be unreasonable if someone turns up to inform him that their relatives are the owners.“This has happened in the past, that people come up with a whole map of 50 or 60 years back and a man who put his soul out there [on the land] they had a big problem”, he outlined.Another resident noted that 61 plots of land in the community have already been surveyed but noted that people are coming into the community and selling them.“People coming in from all sides now and they claiming lands which is not dem own”, the resident alleged.“I’ve been pushing a long time to get title for me land”, another resident noted.In response, the Minister noted that checks have to be made with NICIL, which he explained would take some time. He further encouraged residents to check for records related to land before laying their foundations.He also alluded that an Inquiry, which was expected to deal with such issues across the country, had been shut down years ago.“That is why the President, in 2015, recognised the difficulty with lands in Guyana in general and ordered that there be a Commission of Inquiry into all lands. That process started and it had a period of time it was stopped. For us, as Indigenous Peoples, we had a number of groups including the National Toshao’s Council saying they didn’t want it and put it to a halt. And that is now back to haunt us because this could have been something in progress. The idea was to sort out all these land issues and let everybody be treated equally, fairly”, the Minister related.The outcome, he noted, is that presently there are communities fighting amongst themselves as it relates to land and the issue is difficult to sort it out.Nevertheless, the Minister said the Region 10 Democratic Council and Linden Mayor and Town Council have a lot of work to do as it relates to sorting out the lands and their titles.“As somebody was saying, there’s confusion in the lands here. You don’t know where your boundaries [are] and all of that. These need to be sorted out and it’s not easy. So I understand what the people are saying. It is for us to settle it, how do we go about this”, the Minister said.He also recalled situations where lands have been sold multiple times.Minister Allicock believes that one day, the situation will be sorted out and is optimistic that residents and Government have to work in resolving these issues. For the developing community of Block 42, he said it is slowly evolving with improvements in water, lighting and roads.last_img read more

Ideas about women in sport must change: FA official

first_imgThe country’s women cricketers and rugby players have also enjoyed notable success on the global stage in recent years, with Lord’s packed for England’s win against India last year in the Women’s World Cup final.Marzena Bogdanowicz, head of marketing and commercial for women’s football at the FA, told a panel in London discussing unlocking the potential of women in sport, that she had been struck by a story about a young girl who wanted to take drastic measures so she could play football.“I read on social media the other day this little girl came home and said to her mother ‘I want to be a boy mummy’ and this carried on for a whole week,” she said.“Then finally the mum realised actually the only reason she wanted to be a boy was because she wanted to play football.“The little girl managed to find a programme for football for girls. This is an instance where we can help the club change the perception it is OK for girls to play football.“It is just amazing that is still happening and we are slowly changing that. This girl is now playing for her local club, she is confident and bold and got new friends.”– ‘Marginalised’ –Bogdanowicz, in her role since 2017, said it was important to learn lessons from such cases.“It is really sad that she believed she had to be a boy to play football,” she said. “It almost made me cry. Perceptions, though, are those things you don’t need investment for.“They just need a sea change, an area where the media can help in delivering the message ‘it is OK for girls to play any sport they want’.”Alex Teasdale, senior growth projects manager at the Rugby Football Union, said women rugby players had faced hurdles in being accepted.“When I first started in this role five years ago we talked to women in the game about how they felt as part of a rugby club,” said Teasdale. “Many felt very marginalised.“An early example of that that sticks in my mind was at a particular club the women’s team could not have post-match teas as the television was in that room and the committee were watching something so they had to forego their opportunity of eating.”However, Teasdale said the tide had turned and women were now seen as part of the fabric of clubs as opposed to being a financial drain.Teasdale said the division of how many of either sex played the game was irrelevant.“At the end of the day we mark ourselves on the number of people playing, the number of teams and matches and it doesn’t matter whether they are men or women playing,” she said.“Clubs have really, really tapped into that and are understanding that now themselves.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England celebrate a goal in their bronze medal match against Germany at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup © AFP/File / GEOFF ROBINSLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 17 – A “sea change” in perceptions is needed to convince girls they can play any sport they want, says a Football Association official as interest in women’s sport soars.England’s women footballers reached the 2015 World Cup semi-finals and the same stage at last year’s European Championship — attracting a peak TV audience of four million people.last_img read more

FBI searches home, office of outgoing CIA Director

first_img Wilkes has been described in court papers as an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to bribe then-Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, a California Republican who is now serving time in a federal prison for taking $2.4 million from government contractors. FBI agents also have been investigating whether Wilkes provided Cunningham with prostitutes, limousines and hotel suites. Foggo has acknowledged participating in the poker parties at the hotel rooms, but he has said there was nothing untoward about that. “If he attended occasional card games with friends over the years, Mr. Foggo insists they were that and nothing more,” the CIA statement said. Foggo’s associates have said he received the Intelligence Commendation Medal for supporting the war on terror in 2002. Before becoming the agency’s No. 3 leader in 2004, he was the chief of base at a classified facility that supports the war on terror. As executive director, Foggo had the powerful position of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the CIA. One FBI agent told reporters from Copley News Service, who were at Foggo’s residence, that Foggo was not at home in his quiet suburban neighborhood near CIA headquarters and had not been detained. The agents refused to answer other questions about the raid. A neighbor told Copley that the agents arrived about 8 a.m. EDT. A white Chevrolet van was backed up to the carport of the split-level brick home and, at one point, a man wearing latex gloves emerged from the house and went around back.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals In a statement, CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Millerwise Dyck also confirmed the searches of his home and office on Friday morning. “The agency is cooperating fully with the Department of Justice and the FBI,” she said. “Agency leaders outside of the (inspector general’s office) were informed just prior to the execution of the search warrants, in keeping with standard law enforcement procedures.” This week, Foggo announced his retirement from the agency after 25 years serving around the world. His decision came three days after CIA Director Porter Goss also announced he would be stepping down from the agency. Dyck said the Foggo investigation has “absolutely nothing, zero” to do with Goss’ resignation. In a statement on Foggo’s behalf last week, the CIA said he denied any improprieties. “Mr. Foggo maintains that government contracts for which he was responsible were properly awarded and administered,” the agency said. WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials executed search warrants Friday on the house and office of CIA’s outgoing executive director as part of an investigation into corruption involving agency contracts, the FBI said. The CIA’s third ranking official, Kyle “Dusty” Foggo, has been under investigation by the FBI, IRS, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the CIA’s inspector general and the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego, said FBI spokeswoman April Langwell in San Diego. Under a sealed warrant, officials searched Foggo’s Virginia home and his office at the CIA’s Langley, Va., campus, Langwell said. She could provide no other details. The FBI and other agencies have been investigating whether Foggo improperly intervened in the award of contracts to a San Diego businessman and personal friend, Brent Wilkes, who has been implicated in a congressional bribery scandal.last_img read more


first_imgA move by the National Roads Authority to fund a major new roundabout near the site of the former Unifi plant to help ease serious traffic congestion in Letterkenny is a massive boost, said county councillor Ciaran Brogan.Cllr Ciaran BroganHe said that before and since the N.R.A. acquired the necessary land two years ago for the purpose, he had made strong representations on the matterNow we have it confirmed that the proposed roundabout at the Business Park Road at Lisnennan has taken a step nearer. The roads authority is allocating funding towards a detailed design plan and the preparation of the tender documents, all of which is being done in conjunction with Donegal County Council.The work, the estimated cost for which is 2 million euro, will then to go tender with the planning process having been finalised some time ago.Cllr Brogan said “There have been huge issues with traffic congestion in this area for some years now and this will help ease them considerably. I have had frequent meetings with the N.R.A. where I have raised the issue and am delighted that they have agreed to come up with the funding of the proposed new roundabout’s construction.“This is very good news and the fact that the planning process has been successfully gone through means this will happen sooner rather than later. “I know there have been a lot of concerns about the traffic build-up in that area at certain times just as I’m well aware of the traffic tailbacks on the Ramelton Road.“I have also been vigorously pursuing the issue of the proposed Bonagee link route with the N.R.A. and will continue to over the coming months. But meanwhile, I feel the proposed new roundabout at the Unifi site will help enormously in the relief of traffic coming and going from that part of Donegal.”NEW ROUNDABOUT IS A HUGE BOOST FOR LETTERKENNY – CLLR BROGAN was last modified: September 9th, 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:donegalletterkennyRoundaboutlast_img read more

TQWY Gothic Style servant girl Jewelry Rose Headband Hair Band Festival Christmas decorations : Wasn’t expecting much for the price but

first_imgA great and a very beautiful product. I love it for both everyday and to go out. And the relation between price and quality is very good, i am very happy with this purchase. The item is the same as a picture. The delivery was quick that i expected. And the relation between price and quality is very good, i am very happy with this purchase. Fitted well and was comfortable to wear. A wee bit large but all in all as shown in the picture. Beautiful Gothic HairbandAnd the relation between price and quality is very good, I am very happy with this purchaseWasn’t expecting much for the price butgood quality. Thank youTQWY Gothic Style servant girl Jewelry Red Rose Headband Hair Band Festival Christmas decorationsMaterial: pull rope, non-woven fabrics, velvet rosesSize: adjustable sizeHair Band Festival Accessory Decoration Headband HeaddressVery elegant,perfect gift for girls and womenSuitable for wearing in wedding or other formal occasions Wasn’t expecting much for the price but. . This is actually really pretty and well made. It arrived quickly too, which also exceeded my expectations. This is a lovely hairband and worth every penny. It is very well made and i bought it to wear at my gothic wedding in may, rather than a veil. It is not overpowering like a lot of hairbands that i have seen and i am very pleased with it and looking forward to wearing it on my special day. It takes quite a long time to arrive so order well in advance but for the price it’s well worth the wait. Item as described,good quality.last_img read more

OSU hops tours

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers and brewers can learn about hops and how to grow the increasingly popular crop during the First Fridays Hops Tours at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon.The tours, which are offered on the first Friday of the months of May, June and July, will allow participants to learn more about the Ohio hops research being conducted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.The tours are part of the Hop Production to Enhance Economic Opportunities for Farmers and Brewers project. They include a classroom session on hops led by researchers with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and a tour of the hop fields at the Piketon facility, said Charissa Gardner, program assistant with South Centers.Registration requiredIn addition to basic information on the ins and outs of hops production, topics addressed at the First Fridays sessions will include:* Hop yard construction.* Establishment costs.* Bine training.* Irrigation.* Variety selection.* Fertilization.The sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon on May 6, June 3 and July 1, she said.The tours are hosted by Brad Bergefurd, an OSU Extension educator, and assisted by Thom Harker, a horticulture research assistant with the South Centers.Interested parties must register by the Wednesday before the tour by contacting Gardner at 740-289-2071, ext. 132, or Registration is $15 per family or farm.last_img read more

Goa govt.’s mining-lease renewal a bigger scam than illegal mining: Goa AAP

first_imgThe “hurried renewal” of 88 mining leases in Goa by the BJP-led coalition government was a huge scam, a top official of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the State said on Wednesday.”This scam is much bigger than the ₹ 35,000 crore illegal mining scam exposed in 2012 by the judicial commission headed by Justice (retd.) MB Shah,” AAP Goa State Convenor Elvis Gomes alleged on Wednesday, demanding a probe into the entire lease-renewal process.AAP’s response came soon after the Supreme Court earlier in the day cancelled all existing iron ore mining leases in Goa and ordered that the leases should be auctioned to new licencees after obtaining fresh environmental clearances. The court said that mining activity will be allowed only till 2018 in the present form.”The Justice M.B. Shah Commission had exposed a ₹ 35,000 crore illegal mining scam. There was no action on it by the government. The hurried renewal of 89 mining leases, before the Central act which made auctioning of leases mandatory, is an even bigger scam.“It is shameful for the government. There should be probe into how the leases were renewed. I congratulate the Goa Foundation [petitioner],” Mr. Gomes told the press.Goa exported over 50 million tons of ore annually, before the Shah Commission report implicated government agencies associated with mining of iron ore and exports and also nearly all major mining industrial houses in the scam, along with the then Chief Minister Digambar Kamat (of the Congress party) and key bureaucrats.Iron ore extraction in Goa was subsequently banned by the State and Central governments and eventually by a final ban by the Supreme Court in 2012 on extraction and export.However, after the apex court lifted the ban partially in over a year with an annual cap of 20 million tons of ore extraction for the State’s mining industry, the subsequent BJP-led coalition government in 2014-15 renewed the mining leases in favour of the same mining companies accused by the Shah Commission of illegal mining.This action of the government was challenged in the court by Goa Foundation, and it had finally reached the Supreme Court.last_img read more

Top stories: Giant amphibians, ancient gut bacteria, and genes you don’t need

first_imgJupiter destroyed ‘super-Earths’ in our early solar systemLucky us: If Jupiter and Saturn hadn’t formed where they did—and at the sizes they did—as the disk of dust and gas around our sun coalesced, then our solar system would be a very different and possibly more hostile place, new research suggests.Giant ancient amphibian was bigger than a humanSign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Thanks to a fossil discovery in Portugal, we know that 230 million years ago, one of Earth’s top predators was a salamanderlike amphibian that was more than 2 meters long, weighed as much as 100 kilograms, and had a broad flat head the size and shape of a toilet seat.Scientists argue over access to remaining Ebola hotspotsThe slowdown in the West African Ebola epidemic is welcome news—but it’s also creating a new problem. With fewer new cases occurring, it is becoming more and more difficult to test vaccines and drugs. As a result, conflicts are looming over who can test Ebola drugs and vaccines in Guinea and Sierra Leone.Here are one thousand genes you could live withoutResearchers this week unveiled the largest ever set of full genomes from a single population: Iceland. They’ve found new disease risk genes, insights into human evolution—and a list of more than 1000 genes that people can apparently live without!Ancient bacteria found in hunter-gatherer gutsAttention paleo dieters: A new study suggests that humans who live in industrialized societies don’t have the guts to stomach a real hunter-gatherer diet. Compared with hunter-gatherers, industrialized peoples’ intestines have fewer kinds of microbes—and are missing at least one major group of ancient bacteria.last_img read more

ICC announces recruitment process for an independent director

first_imgDubai, Nov 12 (PTI) The ICC today announced the process for the recruitment of an Independent Director with an aim to improve the global governance of the sport.The introduction of an Independent Director, who must be woman, was approved by the ICC Full Council in June this year as part of wide ranging constitutional change.The candidate is expected to have a genuine passion for and interest in the sport combined with recent and relevant experience at a senior level in a commercial, voluntary or public environment.She must be independent of the International Cricket Council and during the term of her appointment must not hold any office or perform any executive or operational duties for any ICC Member or state, association or member of any Member.The ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said that the appointment would be an important step forward in improving the governance.”This is a key appointment to the ICC Board and adding another independent director — particularly a female — is an important step forward in improving our governance. We are open-minded about the expertise the successful candidate might bring to the table but they must be a cricket enthusiast who complements the existing skills and experience already on our Board,” said Manohar.The Independent Director will be appointed for a two-year term, although she may be re-appointed for two further terms with a maximum six year consecutive period of service. PTI CM CMlast_img read more

Ashes 2017, 4th Test: Alastair Cook’s double ton puts England in commanding position on Day 3

first_imgEngland took the honour’s for the second successive day in the third Test as they reached 491 for 9 at stumps and a lead of 164 runs with Alastair Cook unbeaten on 244, which is his fifth double hundred in the longest format.The Australian players walked up to Cook to congratulate him for his outstanding effort on Day 3. His innings came from sheer grit, determination and loads of concentration as he batted the whole day and now is on course to carry his bat.Already England’s greatest run-scorer, the 33-year-old opener stonewalled Australia’s bowling attack for more than 10 hours, eclipsing a stack of historical batting records along the way.The former England skipper’s knock included 27 boundaries and he is now joint-13 with Rahul Dravid and Graeme Smith on the list of batsmen with most double centuries.Cook surpassed West Indies legends Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul to grab the 6th spot on the list of batsmen with most runs in Test cricket.He also became the first Englishman since Wally Hammond to score a double hundred at the MCG (in 1928) and his 244 not out is now the highest score made by any player against Australia in Melbourne, breaking the 208 Viv Richards made for the West Indies in 1984.After resuming on 104, Cook reached his 200 after tea when he drove Jackson Bird straight down the ground for four. He was dropped twice by the Australian captain Steve Smith, on 66 then again on 153, but hardly played another false shot during a marathon innings.By the time stumps were drawn, Cook had batted a total of 634 minutes, faced 409 balls and struck 27 boundaries. He walked off to a standing ovation with his team in a great position to salvage a consolation win after losing the first three matches in the five-test series to surrender the Ashes.advertisementCook had managed a meagre total of just 83 runs from the first three Tests but was well supported by England’s lower order, which had also struggled in the previous matches, when he needed their help most.Stuart Board made a swashbuckling 56 batting at 10, and was at the non-striker’s end when Cook passed the major his milestones, while Chris Woakes (26), Jonny Bairstow (22) and Moeen Ali (20) all made important contributions.The England captain Joe Root chipped in with 61 but threw his wicket away before lunch when he holed out at deep square leg but it mattered little as the tourists turned the tables and all but ended Australia’s hopes of a series sweep.The Australians struggled in the absence of key strike bowler Mitch Starc, who was ruled out of the match with a foot injury.His replacement Bird failed to take wicket while pacemen Josh Hazlewood (3/95), Pat Cummins (3/117) and off-spinner Nathan Lyon (3/109) captured three wickets each after toiling hard.last_img read more