China ready to aid Guyana’s infrastructural development

first_imgChinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchu said his country stands ready to aid the infrastructural development of Guyana in light of the expected oil and gas boom, adding that in order for a country to develop, the necessary infrastructure needs to be put in place.Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui JianchuThe Ambassador made the statement while delivering the Vice Chancellor’s Seventh Renaissance Lecture on Monday at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus. He told the gathering of students, lecturers and members of civil society that the Chinese businesses are willing to invest in Guyana’s development and that the Private Sector should play a much more integral role in the country’s development.He added too that Guyana is on China’s list for aid and as part of his Government’s strategy of extending diplomatic relations, the idea of President David Granger’s dream of realising a paved highway from Linden to Lethem would be realised.“In China we have a thing that if you want to get rich then you have to build your road. There is the opportunity in Guyana for China and Guyana because we not only have the experience, we have the human power and we think the two countries can work together,” he noted.“The President told me how can we build the road from Lethem to Linden and I told my colleagues we have to spend time to go there and to drive there. We think that if we develop Guyana, we know you have gas and oil by 2020 but we think we could have the opportunity to invest more resources in infrastructure and I think that is a good move,” the diplomat added.He further stated that he is committed to working with the Guyanese businesses and Government to realise the infrastructure potentials, making specific reference to the current expansion project at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) being executed by China Harbour Engineering.“I am ready to work with the Guyanese business people, the Government to make the infrastructure. To try to make the infrastructure first eye, the vision into action and to make reality. The Cheddi Jagan Airport is done by Chinese Harbour and it is expected to be finished by year end and it is really important step. We also want to see how can we have deep harbour, how can we have the highway because in China we have suffered a lot… without infrastructure we cannot support development in the country,” Jianchung related.He added that they are aggressively working with the Government to implement the “Jainchung Initiative” or the 5 IT strategy that focuses on: Infrastructure, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Investment, Industry and Integration in addition to Talks, Talent, Technology, Trade and Tourism. He said the initiative is consistent with Guyana’s green agenda as well as its overall development policy and it can form the basis for increased investment and trade between Guyana and China.“Integration – this is one of the hardest for us because not a lot of Chinese know about Guyana and those here are recognised as one of the nations. We have them in every field and we are working to have them integrated in the Guyanese society,” he highlighted.The ambassador said as a part of facilitating development in developing nations, the Chinese Government started the One Belt One Road Initiative (OBORI) or simply called the Silk Road Economic Belt. The OBORI aims to connect the disparate regions in China’s near and distant neighbourhood through a massive programme of infrastructure building and is expected to cost some $100 trillion with over four per cent of that amount already being invested.last_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan’s Rasta look spins magic

first_imgShah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan stepped out of a swanky Lamborghini and onto a collegiate campus in the city to host a quiz show, looking natty in a formal suit teamed with a scraggy hairdo and rider shades.If the sartorial statement seems like a strange cocktail, only SRK could have pulled it off. For the record, this is the look he will be sporting in his upcoming flick Don 2 and this is the first time that he has unveiled the peculiar fashion statement at a public event in India.The crowd of more than 1,000, who were waiting to welcome the superstar went wild, naturally. In the mini riot that broke out, the fact that King Khan had actually arrived a full three hours after his scheduled time of 1 pm was forgotten. The quiz was scheduled to start at 3pm, but thanks to the superstar’s delayed arrival could only begin around 6pm.SRK of course was quick to make light of the situation with his trademark wit. He promptly mouthed a line from Don 2 : “It’s no longer about the police in just 11 nations, Don is now wanted by the police in 132 nations.” In between waving to the crowd and giving quick photo-ops to the press, SRK found time to leave a few soundbytes for the gathering.”I was Delhi student too, so I can relate to all of you. I must say it’s nice that you guys are studying in such a posh campus,” he said, as the ecstatic crowd drowned his voice. While organisational mismanagement saw half the media leave even before the actual quiz started, SRK made all hassles well worth facing once he took centrestage.When some of the quiz participants seemed nervous, SRK quipped: “I would often wonder how to prepare for something important in life. Till Mr Amitabh Bachchan gave me the right tip. I recall being at a show with him in New York, and I was quite nervous. I asked him how he got over anxiety pangs. He told me, ‘I just ensure my zipper is pulled up’. So, absorb all knowledge that comes your way and zip it up. Seize the day, live the moment.” As the quiz kicked off, SRK was in fine form. He ripped the college jackets off contestants who gave wrong answers, made a couple of teams that argued over a right answer do push- ups, in the process joining them in an impromptu push- up session himself.As the evening rolled, the quiz became a keen contest that unfolded amidst fun fare-SRK style. Contestants and the audience alike would have wished the quiz lasted for a little longer.advertisementlast_img read more

Justice Ministry and NIA Enter New Phase of Partnership

first_img “We shall be supporting the implementation of the Child Diversion Act to include training of police officers and other agents in the justice system,” said the NIA’s Executive Director, Professor Trevor Munroe. The Ministry of Justice and National Integrity Action (NIA) has entered a new phase of collaboration. The Ministry of Justice and National Integrity Action (NIA) has entered a new phase of collaboration.“We shall be supporting the implementation of the Child Diversion Act to include training of police officers and other agents in the justice system,” said the NIA’s Executive Director, Professor Trevor Munroe.He said that the NIA will also continue its drive for legislative reforms to strengthen the justice system framework.He was speaking at a press conference at the Ministry’s Constant Spring Road headquarters on Friday (Feb.15).Professor Munroe noted that the NIA will continue to support the sensitisation of Justices of the Peace (JP) and will facilitate a series of island-wide two-day training seminars to strengthen the capacity of JPs to properly administer justice through legislation and alternative dispute resolution.He said that over 1000 JPs will be targeted.The NIA will be integrating restorative justice practices in its integrity clubs, which are being implemented in schools across the island in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.“We shall be expecting to produce awareness-building communication products, commercial advertisements so that the public becomes more aware of new developments particularly in the area of alternative dispute resolution,” Professor Monroe noted further.The NIA Executive Director said that the mandate of the entity, since its launch in December 2011 remains to combat corruption in all its forms, to strengthen integrity at all levels and to enhance good governance in all sectors particularly in the areas of transparency and accountability.“Fundamental to the advancement of this mission is the justice sector and therefore, part of our responsibility has been and remains to assist in making that sector more efficient and equitable in the service of the Jamaican people,” he noted.“We are excited by this new phase of our longstanding partnership and our expectation is that the collaboration will contribute to greater levels of integrity in the justice system,” Professor Monroe said. Story Highlights He said that the NIA will also continue its drive for legislative reforms to strengthen the justice system framework.last_img read more

LIL TAY TALKS LIKE SHES THE FAMILY BREADWINNER AND THATS DISTURBING

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The short video has racked up nearly seven million views. In the past two weeks, Lil Tay herself has scored coverage by the CBC, National Post, Vice, South China Morning Post, and Newsweek. She is on the radar of gossip empire TMZ. Lil Tay could be described as an internet celebrity of sorts. In her online videos, she swears, flashes stacks of cash, poses in luxury cars and homes, and references drugs and trap houses. She is the self-described “youngest flexer of the century.” Recently, she appeared with rapper Chief Keef and collaborated with Jake Paul, a 21-year-old with 15 million YouTube subscribers. Together, they showered the ground with dollar bills next to a Lamborghini. Her abiding ethos is the wanton attainment and celebration of wealth.When Lil Tay first entered the public consciousness a couple of weeks ago, her team mostly avoided commenting to reporters. (It’s not entirely clear if this was intentional or just due to disorganization.) Now, however, Lil Tay and those supporting her are prepared to capitalize on the attention. The family is moving from Vancouver to Los Angeles, where stars are made. One day earlier this month, Lil Tay sat behind the wheel of a white Rolls Royce, her nine-year-old frame barely tall enough for her to see over the dashboard. She drove forward a few feet, lurched to a stop and hopped out. “All y’all grown ass men hating on a nine-year-old. I ain’t got no license, but I just dropped 400 racks on this car, bitch,” she shouted at a camera recording the diatribe for her 2.1 million Instagram followers. A large dog panted nearby in the front seat. His name is Swaggy and he has more than 800,000 Instagram followers. Lil Tay went on to excoriate those who accuse her of being fake and exaggerating her wealth. “If I rented my cars, do you think I be doing this?” Lil Tay gave the Rolls Royce a few swift kicks. Lil Tay, a viral social media star, poses for a portrait at in Los Angeles, California on May 22, 2018. (Photograph by Philip Cheung)last_img read more

Imperial Beach residents concerned after another sewage spill could close beaches on

first_imgImperial Beach residents concerned after another sewage spill could close beaches on Independence Day Dan Plante 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – Many Imperial Beach residents are concerned they can’t enjoy celebrating Independence Day after about a million gallons of sewage spills from the Tijuana River Valley.Beach closures are expected, and that could spoil the fun for celebrating America’s birthday in Imperial Beach.KUSI’s Dan Plante has the details. July 3, 2019 Updated: 5:56 PM Classic California Beach Town DUMPED ON Before 4th Of July. Another 800-Thousand Gallons Of Raw Sewage Headed Toward Imperial Beach. City Leaders Want To Declare “Public Health Crisis”. But Beach Will Be Open. KUSI Tonight. pic.twitter.com/gXYyHuTeoT— Dan Plante (@DanPlanteKUSI) July 3, 2019 Posted: July 3, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante, last_img read more

Rihannas Fenty Beauty Collection Now Available

first_imgNews Facebook Released on Sept. 7 at a live-streamed event from Brooklyn, New York, the extensive line of beauty products include primers, foundation, highlighters, powders, brushes, blotting paper, and lip luminizer, among others. Available colors range from light to dark skin tones so everyone will be able to find the perfect shade. All products are also cruelty free. Get Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Collection rihannas-fenty-beauty-collection-now-available GRAMMY winner takes her fashion icon status to the next level with her own line of beauty products, now availableRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 8, 2017 – 3:39 pm Long known as an icon of both music and fashion, Rihanna has taken her style status to a new level with her recently released and highly anticipated beauty line, Fenty Beauty. Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Collection Now Available center_img Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Rihanna: GRAMMY Audience Cam Email The beauty line is produced by Kendo Brands, an indie division of beauty giant Sephora, which also carries lines such as Kat Von D and Marc Jacobs Beauty. If you have to get your hands on this collection, you can find it at Sephora stores globally or online via Sephora or Fenty Beauty.With this beauty line, you’ll be ready to “Work, work, work” in no time.See Rihanna’s Crop Over Fashion In Barbadoslast_img read more

STATE REP RACE QA Erin Buckley Discusses Education Issues Negative Campaigning

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Erin Buckley (R-Tewksbury).#13) The Massachusetts education funding formula hasn’t been updated in 25 years. This Chapter 70 formula fails to provide the funding needed for school districts to fund core expenses. The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center published a report last week (“Building An Education System That Works For Everyone: Funding Reforms To Help All Our Children Thrive“) detailing the problem. The Wilmington & Tewksbury School Committees have long advocated for the State House to update the Chapter 70 formula. Do you commit to fighting for an updated formula? What else will you do as State Representative to help our public schools?Yes, I support the fight to re-evaluate the Education Funding Formula. This has not been done since the Education Reform Act of 1993, under Governor Celluci. I would also favor additional language that would make the formula automatically reviewed after a certain number of years. The economic conditions of our Commonwealth change, school systems change, and therefor the language to keep Chapter 70 an advanced and productive means to fund our educational system must change as well. I believe that the fiscal 2019 Budget does address some funding shortfalls with $100m more dollars to chapter 70, as well as regional school bussing, charter school reimbursement, and Special Education Circuit Breaker funding; however these changes are only for next year and we need to take a good look at how the formula should work for the long-term betterment of our schools’ futures.#14) Define “negative campaigning.” Do you pledge not to engage in any negative campaigning during this election? Why or why not? When responding to an attack, will you follow the “when they go low, we go high” Michelle Obama mantra or the “when someone attacks me, I always attack back… except 100x more” Donald Trump mantra?I take umbrage with this question — and beyond the not-so-subtle implication that Democrats engage in a superior form of politics than Republicans. Politics is the arena for a battle of ideas. Voters should take into account a variety of factors about a candidate: intelligence, experience, community involvement, history of accomplishment and service, etc. If a fellow candidate lacks these crucial characteristics, that is well within the arena and must be discussed. If a candidate holds beliefs that another candidate finds potentially damaging to the contested district or state or body, that must be shared and if it warrants strong speech, so be it. “Negative campaigning” is in the eye and ear of the beholder and it is too often defined along party lines. For me, truly negative campaigning is any action or speech that promotes no agenda and only works to reduce the process itself. And that is something I refuse to both engage in — nor suffer quietly. As the saying goes, let the best candidate win!(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE Q&A: Pina Prinzivalli Discusses Education Issues, Negative CampaigningIn “Government”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Erika Johnson Discusses Education Issues, Negative CampaigningIn “Government”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Mark Kratman Discusses Education Issues, Negative CampaigningIn “Government”last_img read more

2 killed in Gopalganj road crash

first_imgTwo persons, including an NGO official, were killed and five others injured as a microbus crashed into a motorcycle and a rickshaw van Gopalganj’s Ratil in Kashiani upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased were Nurul Islam, 40, manager of Kathi Bazar branch of Jagorani Chakra Foundation in Sadar upazila and son of M Abdul Morol of Rupdia in Jashore Sadar upazila, and rickshaw van driver Rakib Sheikh, 45, son of Noor Mohammad Sheikh of Dhankora village in Kashiani.Officer-in-charge of Kashiani police Station M Azizur Rahman said the microbus first smashed into the motorcycle of Nurul and then the van around 2:30pm before plunging into a roadside ditch after its driver lost control over the steering.The accident left the NGO official dead on the spot and Rakib and five passengers of the microbus injured.Physicians at Kashiani Upazila Health Complex declared the van driver dead on arrival after the injured were taken there.The rest of the injured were later sent to Faridpur Medical College Hospital, the OC said.last_img read more

Barisal University students continue protests demanding VCs removal

first_imgBarisal University students stage demonstration by putting up barricades on Barishal-Patuakhali highway. Photo: Prothom AloBarisal University (BU) students have been staging demonstration by putting up barricades on Barishal-Patuakhali highway since Wednesday morning demanding the vice-chancellor’s resignation, reports UNB.The agitated students also vowed to continue their protest unit their demand is met.Meanwhile, communication of Barishal with Patuakhali, Barguna and Bhola districts remained suspended since the morning, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.Witnesses said the students took to the street around 11:00am after keeping the main entrance of the academic building locked. They also boycotted all classes and examinations.On 28 March, authorities shut down the university for an indefinite period amid student protests demanding withdrawal of the VC for his ‘offensive’ comment made while addressing a programme marking the 49th Independence Day on the campus.The following day, professor Imamul Huq apologised for his comment, saying it was misunderstood by the students.On 26 March, students started demonstrations claiming that the VC organised the Independence Day programme on the campus without inviting students. During the programme, the VC reportedly labelled them as offspring of collaborators who helped Pakistani army in Bangladesh’s liberation war in 1971.However, a meeting of the district administration, teachers and students decided to reopen the university on Sunday.last_img read more

Sedition pleas against Priya Saha dismissed

first_imgPriya Saha raises allegations of minority repression in Bangladesh during a meeting with US president Donald Trump. Photo: Collected.Two sedition pleas filed here against Priya Saha, who raised allegations of minority repression in Bangladesh during a meeting with US president Donald Trump, were dismissed hours after filing of those on Sunday, reports UNB.Lawyer Syed Sayedul Haque Suman and Ibrahim Khalil filed the pleas with separate magistrate courts on Sunday morning which were dismissed in the afternoon as it requires permission from the ministry of home affairs.Meanwhile, Khulna district Awami League general secretary Md Kamruzzaman Jamal and Modon Kumar Saha moved the court seeking permission to file sedition cases against her.Khulna metropolitan magistrate Md Amirul Islam listened to them and said the sedition complaints have been kept for hearing as it needs permission from the home ministry.Priya Saha complained to Trump that 37 million Hindus, Buddhists and Christians had disappeared from Bangladesh and that her home was torched and her land grabbed by Muslim fundamentalists.Bangladesh strongly condemned the allegations. The government on Saturday said there appears to be an ulterior motive behind Priya Saha’s false and concocted stories aimed at maligning Bangladesh.last_img read more