Scrap land titling CoI – PPP

first_img… as Party throws support behind Toshaos CouncilThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has thrown its support behind the National Toshaos Council, which remains opposed to Government establishing a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into matters related to land and titling.President David Granger addressing the Commissioners of the Land CoIAccording to the Party, the President’s “unilateral” decision was taken without consultations with the NTC. It noted that the NTC is the sole legitimate representative of the Amerindian people and communities of Guyana and is recognised in the Constitution.“The President’s statement that the decision was announced at the NTC Conference last year exposes the Government’s lack of understanding or their total disregard for Free Prior and Informed Consent,” the Party said.According to the Party, the fact that the Terms of Reference of the CoI were only published in the Official Gazette on March 11, 2017, the day after six of the seven members of the Commission of Inquiry were sworn in is instructive.With this in mind, the Party stated that the Government surreptitiously denied the NTC, Amerindian communities and Amerindian non-governmental organisations, “of the right to be informed and consulted as to the objectives of this Commission of Inquiry.”“The PPP also supports the NTC’s statement calling on the President to repeal his decision to hold such an inquiry. The NTC statement followed a similar statement by the four Amerindian non-governmental organisations which were published on March 11th, 2017.”Pointing to this, the Party stated that the major bodies that represent the Amerindian people and communities of Guyana “categorically and jointly made their opposition to the Commission of Inquiry known.”“Just as noteworthy is that the President and the Government denied every other Guyanese of being so informed as to the sweeping scope of this Commission which includes “any other matters relative to land titling in Guyana”.According to the PPP, such an expansive mandate is dangerous and will undermine the legitimacy of Amerindian land rights. The Party said that it would lead to the dispossession of Amerindian land titles and future land titling.The Party noted that the membership of the Commission of Inquiry is also questionable; According to the Party, “it is devoid of the legitimate representation of the NTC and devoid of expertise to address such complex, profound and controversial constitutional, legal, historical and cartographical matters.”The PPP made it clear that it supported the NTC’s position that if the Government wants to “address individual, joint or communal ownership of lands acquired by freed Africans” this should be addressed separately from Amerindian land titling.“The latter has been adequately addressed in the Amerindian Act of 2006 which provides a robust framework and clearly defined process for Amerindian land titling which is supported by the Constitution and international law.”“The fact that under this statute, almost 100 Amerindian communities have been able to acquire communal titles absolute and forever, representing over 14 per cent of Guyana’s land mass, speaks to the success of this legal framework,” the Party said.Minister of State Joseph Harmon had announced that the CoI would seek to resolve all the issues and uncertainties surrounding the individual, joint or communal ownership of lands acquired by free Africans and Amerindian land titling claims.But the NTC on March 28 argued that the two issues are unique and need to be addressed separately.“While we support reparations and repatriation of African Lands and addressing that issue with a great degree of urgency, the Indigenous Lands issue cannot and should not be viewed in the same light, nor can it be addressed under the same framework,” the body emphasised.The NTC had called for the establishment of two separate entities to deal with the two different issues as it voiced its refusal to cooperative with the current lands CoI.The NTC also complained of “severe” lack of consultations on the matter – an assertion which President David Granger has denied.The Head of State told reporters that the statement was “inaccurate”, stating that “the proposal to establish a body was announced by me in August last year at the National Toshaos Council meeting.”President Granger also alluded to the fact that Attorney David James, a former Legal Adviser to the Amerindian People’s Association (APA) is a Commissioner, to support his claims of consultation.But even the APA has come out criticising Government’s land CoI.Other organisations including the Guyanese Organisation of Indigenous Peoples, The Amerindian Action Movement, South Central Peoples Development Association, and the National Amerindian Development Foundation, have all protested the merging of the two issues under one blanket.last_img read more

City begins its series of MLK events

first_img Councilwoman Jan Perry said Rosa Parks serves as an inspiration. “Much has changed since 1955 and we cannot forget what her role was in accomplishing that,” Perry said. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com EVENTS The city of Inglewood will host its 23rd annual “Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration” and tribute to Rosa Parks, 9 a.m. today, at Faithful Central Bible Church, 321 N. Eucalyptus Ave., Inglewood. At 11:30 a.m., participants will march south along Eucalyptus to Hollywood Park Racetrack. The Los Angeles chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Martin Luther King Legacy Association of Los Angeles, African Diaspora Foundation and the UCLA Labor Center will host a daylong youth civil-rights teach-in, titled “Overcoming Violence on L.A. Campuses and in our Community,” 9 a.m. today at First A.M.E. Zion Church, 1449 W. Adams Blvd. Call (323) 290-4100. The Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, will host several events: The influence of Martin Luther King Jr. on the lives of sports figures, jazz musicians and educators, 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations, call (310) 772-2526. “Citizen King,” a 2004 documentary on King’s life, 2 p.m. Monday. For reservations, call (310) 772-2527. An exhibit by Los Angeles Ribet Academy depicting King’s contributions will be on display through Friday. For more information, see www.museumoftolerance.com. Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., will be the keynote speaker at a ceremony honoring her father’s legacy, 9 a.m. Monday at the Soka Gakai International auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. The King Day Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday along Martin Luther King Boulevard, from Crenshaw Boulevard to Western Avenue. The two-mile parade, hosted by the Council on Racial Equality, will include numerous floats, marching bands, drill teams and local dignitaries. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will serve as grand marshal. “The Road to Civil Rights,” featuring a screening of “Negroes with Guns,” 4 p.m. Monday, West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles city officials kicked off commemorations Friday marking the civil-rights movement, honoring the legacies of Rosa Parks and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The City Hall ceremony – attended by civil-rights leaders and members of the Parks family – came in advance of Monday’s holiday honoring King’s birth. Dozens of events are planned across the city, including Monday’s King Day Parade in the Crenshaw District and a monthlong celebration in February of African-American heritage. “I have said that if it were not for (former Mayor) Tom Bradley, Martin Luther King and the civil-rights movement, I would not be standing here today,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “A good number of us sitting here – women and people of color – every one of us were blessed by the sacrifices and courage and the indomitable spirit of Rosa Parks and the courage of Martin Luther King.” Members of the Parks family traveled from Detroit to take part in the event, during which Villaraigosa declared it Rosa Parks Day in the city. Parks died last year at age 92, and Villaraigosa was among the dignitaries who spoke at her funeral. Councilman Bernard Parks said Rosa Parks became the symbol of the civil-rights movement in 1955, when she refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Ala. – an act of civil defiance that resulted in abolition of the racial segregation laws. He said he was most impressed with Parks’ humility. “She never understood what all the fuss was about with her,” the councilman said. “As much as she had achieved and all the accolades she had received, she was mystified why people thought she was so great. She never understood all the fanfare.” last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE DEFEATED COMFORTABLY BY STRONG NAOMH COLUMBA SIDE

first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA NotesNaomh Colmcille hosted Naomh Columba at Pairc Colmcille on Sunday afternoon.The visitors had the narrowest of leads at half time but extended this to nine points helped by their goal in the second half. Naomh Colmcille reduced the lead with two late points to leave the final score Naomh Colmcille 1-5 1-12 Naomh Columba The reserves lost out in the earlier match to Naomh Columba on a scoreline of Naomh Colmcille 3-9 3-13 Naomh Columba.Naomh Colmcille are running a guess the score competition for the Donegal V Dublin All-Ireland semi-final. €2 per guess and €100 for the winner. Entry sheets in local businesses or contact any commitee member.The Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion has now finished. Please continue to collect bottle tops in anticipation of future promotions. Thanks.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc. Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups.The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors and reserves. Training on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm. Players to be down for 6:45 pm. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week. U18. See Facebook for further updates.U16. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.U10. Training continues Friday 29th August at 6:30 pm.U10. Training continues Friday 29th August at 6:30 pm. Girls U12-16 Gaelic. Training Monday (25th) at 7:00 pm. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly LottoThis week’s numbers are 2, 11, 12, 17, 22 and the most correct winners are Justy Burke Birdy Callaghan Gerard McDaid’s butchers and June Cruise who win €25 each.Next week’s jackpot €6,050. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated.Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE DEFEATED COMFORTABLY BY STRONG NAOMH COLUMBA SIDE was last modified: August 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH COLUMBANoticesSportlast_img read more

Ambati Rayudu happy with his progress in ODI cricket

first_imgAmbati Rayudu has always been used as a floater in India’s one-day international team, but the Hyderabad batsman has made best use of the opportunities that have come his way.Rayudu, 30, has scored 1055 runs from 33 ODIs at a staggering average of 50.23. His unbeaten knock of 62 in the first game against Zimbabwe made him the joint third fastest (along with skipper MS Dhoni – 33 innings) Indian to reach the 1000-run mark in one-dayers. Only Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Navjot Singh Sidhu have got to 1000 in fewer games. (Also read: Mahendra Singh Dhoni ends 20-month wait for ODI series win) Despite not being a regular in the side, Rayudu said he was happy with the way his career has progressed so far. After smashing an unbeaten 41 to guide India to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Monday, Rayudu said it was important for him to stay focussed. (Also read: When Makhaya Ntini almost hung himself after losing ODI series to India) “I am really happy with the way my one-day career has gone. Given the guys that we have in the team, somebody has to do the role that I am doing. It’s just important to stay focussed and take my opportunities when they come,” Rayudu said. (Also read: Dhoni defies logic by choosing Rayudu over Pandey at No. 3) ‘DON’T SET MYSELF ANY GOALS’Rayudu said he didn’t take the Zimbabwe tour lightly and trained hard to adapt to the conditions on offer. Notably, Rayudu made his debut at the Harare Sports Club in 2013 and smashed an unbeaten 63 in his maiden ODI innings.advertisement”For me, generally, it’s just about getting my batting in shape. Visualization is the key I think. I try to keep myself motivated and focussed. I prepare myself before a game as though I am going to play it. It doesn’t really matter what series it is, preparation is the same. I just just prepared the way I would for any series. I don’t set myself any goals,”  he said.Rayudu said he was feeling confident about his batting and that he had worked on his game to suit the team’s needs. “I am happy with the way I am batting. Unfortunately, everybody couldn’t get a chance. You know the conditions well, but still it’s different every time. I haven’t really looked into the past. I have worked on my game and I am happy with that.”‘KEEN TO WIN LAST GAME’Asked if India are eyeing a whitewash now, he said, “I think when you put on this jersey, definitely, you need to go and do the job for your country, it doesn’t really matter whom you are playing against. I am sure everybody would be keen to win the last game.”It was a dominant performance yet again from the new-look Indian side whose bowlers first skittled the hosts for a lowly 126 in 34.3 overs and the batsmen hardly broke a sweat to get past the target in only 26.5 overs in the second ODI on Monday.last_img read more

Watch: Two-year-old kid from Bangladesh floors ICC with his batting

first_imgA two-year-old kid from Bangladesh was named the ICC’s Fan of the Week on Thursday for his “gorgeous” off-side technique.In a video posted by ICC on Twitter, Ali could be seen playing some exquisite cover drives as his father pitched the ball.The video was captioned: “You are the ICC’s Fan of the Week! With some more throw-downs from dad, you could very well be playing for Bangladesh one day”He’s only two, but his off-side technique is absolutely gorgeousStrike a pose Ali – you are the ICC’s Fan of the Week! With some more throw-downs from dad, you could very well be playing for Bangladesh one day pic.twitter.com/wXMdeOpAAwICC (@ICC) July 26, 2018The ICC later also posted a remix video of Ali playing with a match commentary being played in the background and footage of fans in the stadium spliced in between Ali’s shots.REEEEEEEMIIIIXXXXXXXX! pic.twitter.com/7k5iQH8wyDICC (@ICC) July 26, 2018The Twitter users enjoyed Ali’s batting as they praised him for his beautiful technique.WaoGood work champStay blessedmfj.chughtai (@MFarhanChughtai) July 26, 2018What a beautiful off side square drive. Reminds me of Yasir Hameed. Lovely!!i/1+exp(s) (@SigmoidFunction) July 26, 2018Its almost a miracle to see such a young kid hitting a very fast ball as good as him.S.A.H (@SAHTPW1) July 26, 2018Very nice! Future tiger team member!azam khan (@azamgk) July 26, 2018Smashing them straight thru covers 4 all the way along the deck elbow nice n high yes we will see him for the Tigers in 16 years timeadvertisementDarren Camilleri (@camo2572) July 26, 2018A few days back another video of a six-year-old leg-spinner from Pakistan went viral on Twitter for having a bowling style similar to that of legendary Shane Warne.Eli Mikal Khan had uploaded a number of videos showcasing his leg-spin skills.Please watch my new video on YouTubehttps://t.co/8LQ9GUGlGF pic.twitter.com/dIg5ue4HneEli Mikal Khan (@EliMikal) February 15, 2018Khan also impressed Warne with his bowling as the former cricketer also praised him on Twitter.Dear Eli, your bowling looks fantastic, keep up the great work & thankyou for your kind words ! https://t.co/gosvIHHv9IShane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 28, 2018Before Khan, another video of a young bowler from Pakistan producing Wasim Akram-like left-arm swing had gone viral.In the video, the young pacer could be seen bowling some deadly left-arm swing bowling. No doubt the veteran was super impressed with the kid.Where is this boy??? We have serious talent flowing through the veins of our nation and no platform for these kids to be discovered. Its time we do something about it #TheFutureOfCricketIsWithOurYouth https://t.co/ybzd5ASeTxWasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) February 28, 2018last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G launched: Key specs, price and availability

first_imgSamsung first announced the Galaxy S10 5G alongside the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e at its Unpacked 2019 event in February. This is Samsung first commercial 5G smartphone that packs a 5G chipset, quad camera setup and large 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED, among other things. The Galaxy S10 5G has now been launched with South Korea being the first market to get it starting Friday, April 5. Korean mobile operators will also start 5G services on that day.Samsung provides an end-to-end 5G solution from chipsets, network core, radio solutions and user devices. Samsung’s 5G commercial network has been on air since December 1, 2018 in Korea making it an ideal market to launch the Galaxy S10 5G. “We are at the beginning of a new era where the incredible speed and connectivity of 5G becomes a reality, bringing the world closer to Samsung’s vision of connected living,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.Samsung Galaxy S10 5G specificationsThe Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S10 5G has a design similar to the Galaxy S10+ (Review) only with a bigger display. It sports a 6.7-inch Curved Dynamic AMOLED display with a Quad HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. The handset is equipped with either the Snapdragon 855 with the X50 modem or Exynos 9820 chipset with Samsung’s in-house 5G modem depending on the market. This is paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of internal storage.The Galaxy S10 5G touts a quad camera setup that includes a 12MP wide-angle camera with Dual Aperture (f/1.5 to f/2.4) and OIS, a 12MP telephoto camera with PDAF, f/2.4 and OIS, a 16MP ultra wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 3D depth sensor as the fourth camera. The Galaxy S10 5G also gets dual selfie camera housed in the pill-shaped hole in the display. The front camera setup includes a 10MP Dual Pixel camera and a 3D depth camera.advertisementSamsung’s 5G smartphone measures 77.1 x 162.6 x 7.9mm and weighs 198 grams. It houses a large 4,500mAh battery with support for wireless charging and Wireless PowerShare. The smartphone will ship with Android Pie with One UI on top. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz) and support for 1.2Gbps download and upload speeds.Samsung Galaxy S10 5G price and availabilityThe Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will reportedly cost KRW 1.39 million (approx Rs 85,000) for the 256GB version and KRW 1.55 million (approx Rs 95,000) for the 512GB variant, although Samsung has not yet revealed the official pricing. The Galaxy 5G will go on sale in Korea starting April 5 in Majestic Black, Royal Gold, Crown Silver colors. The smartphone will launch in additional markets soon after, and there is no word on the India availability just yet.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10+ review: Close to perfectionlast_img read more

Ozil to miss Huddersfield – Wenger

first_imgArsenal Ozil to miss Arsenal’s midweek Huddersfield match Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 04:07 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) mesutozil - cropped Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Burnley v Arsenal Burnley Mesut Özil The Germany international is unlikely to feature on Wednesday after coming down with a mystery ailment prior to Arsenal’s weekend clash Arsene Wenger expects Mesut Ozil to miss Arsenal’s midweek clash with Huddersfield Town despite not being sure on the illness that sidelined his playmaker at Burnley.Ozil, who has recently been linked with a move to Barcelona, travelled to Lancashire ahead of Sunday’s dramatic 1-0 win but was ruled out of contention on matchday and returned to London.Huddersfield +2 13/10 v Arsenal Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal clearly missed the Germany international as they battled to break down Sean Dyche’s side until a stoppage time penalty from Alexis Sanchez settled the contest.And the Gunners will likely have to make do without Ozil’s services at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.”I don’t know [what the illness is], I haven’t seen him,” Wenger said at his post-match press conference.THIS is what it means#WeAreTheArsenal  pic.twitter.com/TveTDpOfB5— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 26, 2017″The doctor came to see me and said he had to travel back home. He was in the hotel with us.”Certainly he will be short for Wednesday. We will see what it is exactly.”Arsenal’s win at Turf Moor – their third successive 1-0 victory away to Burnley – meant they leapfrogged rivals Tottenham into fourth on the Premier League table. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Former 4-Star Texas QB Cameron Rising Announces Transfer Destination

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)College football’s transfer market has been busy over the past few weeks. The action kicked off with former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields announcing his plans to transfer to Ohio State to play for the Buckeyes in 2019.Since then, Jalen Hurts, Tate Martell and Brandon Wimbush have all announced their transfer destinations – Oklahoma, Miami, and UCF respectively.Now, another former top quarterback recruit is on the move. Former four-star quarterback recruit Cameron Rising announced his plans to leave Texas after the 2018 season came to a close and now he’s found his new program.Rising is headed to the Pac-12 to join the Utah Utes. He announced the news on Twitter.“‘I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.’ Go Utes!” Rising said on Twitter Thursday night.“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Go Utes! pic.twitter.com/HRu18tDZCQ— Cameron Rising (@crising7) January 17, 2019247Sports had Rising rated as a four-star prospect coming out of high school in 2018. He was the No. 11 rated Pro-Style quarterback in the class, and the No. 33 prospect from the state of California.If Rising had remained at Texas, he likely would have played backup to Sam Ehlinger for two years. By transferring to Utah, Rising has a path to the starting job by 2020 after Tyler Huntley finishes his senior year.last_img read more

ONTARIO TEEN FAITH DICKINSON CHOSEN AS THE FACE OF THE PRINCESS DIANA

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter The new campaign celebrates the award’s 20th anniversary and continues to honour the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. The award is given to youth for their humanitarian work in their communities.Dickinson won a Diana Award in 2017 after starting “Cuddles for Cancer,” a non-profit that provides blankets to people in hospital.But now, Dickinson is joining 11 other youth as the faces of #Change_Makers, challenging the negative stereotypes young people are often labelled with.Dickinson also made headlines last year when she attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as a guest on behalf of the foundation.“I have been blessed with numerous opportunities through The Diana Award, including accepting the Diana Award in Princess Diana’s memory, attending the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and participating in the Change Makers campaign,” Dickinson said in a statement. “Princess Diana was known worldwide for her kindness, compassion and her belief that young people can change the world. I am proud to carry on her legacy through encouraging youth to make a difference. I invite Canadians to nominate youth who are Change Makers in their communities.”Dickinson accepted her Diana Award at a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London directly from Prince William and Prince Harry.Faith has made over 4,000 blankets to spread joy to those that need it. Here she explains the inspiration behind her journey and how kindness can change the world.This is for the #Change_Makers https://t.co/GFt7eXSPP4— The Diana Award (@DianaAward) March 25, 2019Nominations are now open for young people aged 9 to 25-years-old. The deadline is Friday, March 29 to put forward a young person you think should be recognized with the honour.By Aynslee Darmon ~ ET Canada Advertisement Facebook Faith Dickinson of Peterborough, Ont. is getting the royal treatment.Dickinson, 16, has been named as one of the new faces of the prestigious Diana Award and their new #Change_Makers campaign. Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

GLASS TIGER SURPRISES ALBERTA SENIOR WITH PRIVATE SERENADE

first_imgGlass Tiger (Handout) Advertisement MAYERTHORPE, Alta. — Alan Frew and his ’80s band Glass Tiger surprised one of their biggest fans with an impromptu serenade at an Alberta seniors’ home.Staff at the Pleasant View Lodge, in Mayerthorpe, Alta., say the Canadian hitmakers stopped by after learning that 95-year-old Jean Savage regularly listened to a CD of their music.Frew posted a video of Friday’s encounter on his Facebook page, in which he can be seen singing “Someday” mere feet from Savage, who claps intermittently in appreciation. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Accompanied by a piano and backing vocalist, Frew steps forward at one point to hold both of Savage’s hands while she beams.Chief administrative officer Dena Krysik says it was an “amazing” performance and that Savage is still talking about it days later.Krysik says a staff member contacted the band when she learned they were set to perform in the nearby town of Whitecourt, and told them about a very special fan at the seniors’ home.Frew says on his Facebook page that he couldn’t resist the opportunity to meet “this dear, sweet, lady.”“Her face when I approached her was beyond priceless and we shared the biggest hug,” says Frew says in a Facebook post.“Thank you Jean, you probably think we gave a gift to you…. believe me, nothing could be farther from the truth…..You are the gift.”Krysik says the brief visit came just as Savage was about to head to a bingo game. While staff knew the band was considering the favour, they weren’t sure if they’d actually come by, or when. Krysik says they ended up spending about 20 minutes at the facility that afternoon.“It was so great of them to actually do that for her,” Krysik said Monday when reached by phone.“It was just a great experience (and) watching the joy that she got from it was unexplainable, really.”The Canadian Press Twitterlast_img read more