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The Guyanese Diaspora in the Tri-state New York area will once again be able to celebrate Guyana’s independence in full pomp and splendor. The Guyana Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York) has announced their calendar of events which will take place from June 3–10 in Brooklyn. This year’s event will be themed ‘Celebrate Guyana To the World.’ The annual celebration is the largest independence commemoration outside of Guyana’s shores.The ceremonial honours at the commemorative event will once again feature collaborations between members of the Disciplined Services of Guyana and their Guyanese-American counterparts in the United States Armed Forces. The Committee disclosed that this move is part of their patriotic duty.Director of the Committee, Nevlon Duguid, has disclosed that the New York-based committee had first organised a successful Jubilee celebration which garnered the attendance of over 20,000 Guyanese nationals.Meanwhile, the 2017 celebration attracted over 10,000 nationals. Duguid expressed the hope of attracting even larger numbers of Guyanese for the 2018 celebrations, referencing the great feedback the Committee has received. The Committee’s website has since received over four million hits. He urged the Guyanese population in the Tri-State area to come out and ‘Celebrate Guyana to the world’.This year’s festivities will kick off with the flag-raising ceremony on June 3, the annual Guyana Independence Parade (Mashramani in New York) and the annual Guyanese Unity Concert following on the same day. On June 9 there will be a Guyana Independence Festival and the celebration will culminate with the Independence Cup Soccer Tournament on June 10.The Guyana Independence celebration has become the second largest West Indian celebration in New York, second only to the annual Labour Day parade. Duguid stated that organizsations, businesses, groups, or individuals who are interested in participating in the celebration, placing a truck or float on the parade, or in vending, should contact the Committee as soon as possible.Last year’s Unity Concert was graced with performances by Jamaican Dancehall star Charlie Black; Guyana’s own, Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo; Adrian Dutchin; Lisa Punch; and various other artistes. They were accompanied by the Queens-based, Guyanese owned Angel’s Caribbean Band. It was hinted that a surprise international artiste will headline this year’s Unity Concert and patrons were urged to get their tickets as early as possible.Tickets will go on sale on May 1.
Bouchard is with the Canadian Cowboys for the European Tour from now until August 13. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – 11-year-old Nate Bouchard, of Fort St. John, is currently in Europe with the Canadian Cowboys for the European Tour.Bouchard, a member of the Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association, is touring Europe and representing Canada in the Czech Challenge Cup Tournament.Bouchard is travelling to the Czech Republic, Austria, and Italy in an all-exclusive 12-day hockey tour.- Advertisement -Back in April, Bouchard was seeking sponsorship donations to help with travelling costs and to bring his grandpa with him, who never misses a game.Bouchard’s mother, Anisa Mihailoff, said her son is dedicated to playing hockey and even has aspirations of making it one day to the NHL.“He works out twice a day, minimum, he’s always shooting pucks, and he won’t eat junk food. He’s very dedicated, he wants to be in the NHL one day; he works very hard towards it.”Advertisement
Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, attributed the reduction in violence not only to the increased security presence but also to an apparent decision by the militias and insurgents to lie low for a while. “But make no mistake, we do not believe … that’s going to continue, and we do expect there are going to be some very rough, difficult days ahead,” Fil said. “And this enemy knows how – they understand lethality and they have a thirst for blood like I have never seen anywhere before.” The contrasting outlooks cut across the entire mission, dubbed Operation Law and Order, which seeks to reclaim the streets. Powerful militias and freelance vigilantes have carved Baghdad into fiefdoms and made even daily errands a gamble that could end with a car bombing or gunfire. The Iraqis are eager to show clear progress to boost the leadership of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. U.S. commanders, however, are approaching the neighbor-by-neighbor sweep as a methodical campaign without quick victories – learning from past mistakes of pouring through an area, only to find that militiamen simply went underground and returned after American forces left. “We are just at the beginning stages,” reminded Garver. But evidence of the offensive against militants appeared around the country. Borders to Iran and Syria have been temporarily sealed in attempts to foil suspected supply routes. In Diyala province northeast of Baghdad, U.S. forces are under sharply escalating attacks from Sunni Muslim insurgents – suggesting that some groups have shifted from Baghdad to other areas to sidestep the crackdown in the capital. U.S. military officials said demolition experts destroyed a bomb-making factory they linked to the al-Qaida in Iraq faction in Salman Pak, just southwest of Baghdad. The statement said the workshop contained about 1,000 pounds of explosives. But doubt was cast on another reported blow to al-Qaida in Iraq. The Interior Ministry said leader Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was wounded and an aide killed Thursday in a clash with Iraqi forces near Balad, north of Baghdad. Garver, the U.S. military spokesman, later said the Pentagon had no information that al-Masri was hit. The al-Masri deputy reported killed, identified as Abu Abdullah al-Majemaai, was detained last week and remains in jail, said an Iraqi army officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the information.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – As a military offensive seeks to bring Baghdad from the brink of anarchy, a top Iraqi security officer tried Friday to measure its early stages using the grim logic of a place with daily bloodshed: by counting the bodies arriving at the morgue. A total of 10 corpses were collected off the streets – apparently all victims of the city’s lawless jumble of gang justice and sectarian payback. The daily body tally recently has often been 40 or more, excluding major bombings, said Brig. Gen. Qassim Moussawi. This was the basis for an upbeat message by Moussawi, a spokesman for the joint U.S.-Iraqi security sweep that began this week and has so far faced limited resistance. But his American counterparts remain much more guarded. “I would say that it is way too early to establish any trends,” said Lt. Col. Chris Garver, a U.S. military spokesman. “We’ve just started to focus our operations. We have months to go to see if we are going to succeed or not.”
(213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Police Chief William Bratton will join the mayor for a meeting with Salvadoran officials to discuss criminal activity by international gangs. Villaraigosa and Salvadoran President Antonio Saca are slated to discuss business opportunities between the two countries. In Mexico, Villaraigosa is scheduled to visit Mexico City, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Leon and Guanajuato. He is to meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to promote investment and long-term business opportunities and discuss issues such as joint environmental and clean-air initiatives. Los Angeles has more than $293 billion in international trade, making it the 17th largest in commerce in the world. Last year, Villaraigosa traveled for two weeks to Asia and he has said he hopes to visit Europe this year on a similar trade mission. email@example.com Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa plans to meet this week with the U.S. Olympic Committee, which is set to announce Saturday whether it will nominate Los Angeles or Chicago to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Villaraigosa’s office announced on Saturday that the mayor is scheduled to meet with USOC officials the day before their official announcement in Washington, D.C. The mayor has been actively involved with the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, trying to win the designation for a third time. The Mayor’s Office also announced that Villaraigosa will leave May 1 for a nine-day trade mission to El Salvador and Mexico.
However, Chair of the Pool Commission, Arthur Hadland says the wave and the tots’ pool will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time in an effort to “facilitate further detection work.”“We think there’s a leak in there too which we haven’t found yet, so that will have to be attended to sooner than later,” Hadland said.For those who have children taking swimming lessons in the tots’ pool, they’ll be accommodated by staff.- Advertisement -The initial leak was detected in the leisure pool on October 1.The regular winter pool schedule will begin on Saturday November 1, at which point, the temporary pool schedule will no longer be in effect.
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Live Stats – at SIU ESPN3 – at SIU Print Friendly Version The Drake University volleyball team continues its three-match road swing this weekend with a Friday match at SIU followed by a Saturday match at Missouri State.Both matches are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. with Friday’s match being broadcast on ESPN3 while the Saturday match will air on ESPN+.The Bulldogs enter the weekend with a 1-2 record in conference play after falling at Loyola, 3-1, Monday evening. SIU is 1-1 in the league standings while Missouri State is searching for its first conference win of the season. Drake has won three of its last four matches against SIU, including a pair of 3-0 sweeps last year.Senior setter Paige Aspinwall has responded to the Bulldogs’ recent shift in offenses with three-straight double-doubles, including a season-high 50 assists at Loyola combined with a career-high 21 digs. In addition to ranking No. 4 in career assists and Drake, she needs just 75 more digs to move into the all-time top-10 in that category as well.In last weekend’s win over Indiana State, Gillian Gergen notched a career-high 11 blocks as Drake had 14 team blocks. Gergen leads the MVC in blocks this season with 1.15 per set. In just 16 matches this season, she has already surpassed her block total from last year.Following this weekend’s matches, the Bulldogs return home next week to host Bradley and Illinois State. Story Links Drake Match Notes Live Stats – at MSU ESPN+ – at MSU
2 March 2010 Pretoria’s streets were a sea of yellow and green on Tuesday as South Africans wearing Bafana Bafana jerseys celebrated the 100 days countdown to the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Speaking to BuaNews, vuvuzelas in hand, ordinary South Africans said they wanted to be part of the celebrations, and assured the national team that they were behind them. A second-year student from the University of Pretoria, Samantha Naidoo, 21, said she wouldn’t miss the “once-in-a-lifetime” event for anything. Wearing her yellow jersey, Naidoo said she had already bought tickets for four matches, including the opening game. “It is history in the making, which may never come back in our lifetime, and I want the whole world to see how proud we are of our country,” Naidoo said. Nokwanda Makaula, 34, from the Eastern Cape, said the tournament would put Africa, especially South Africa, on the map. “Generations to come will know that the first world cup in Africa was held here,” Makaula said, adding that she would be watching all the matches at the fan parks. “I would have loved to go to the stadiums, but I don’t have the money, but I’ll watch the games at the fan parks and big screens organised by the municipalities,” Makaula told BuaNews. For 40-year-old Bheki Mkhize from Sunnyside, Pretoria, the World Cup will boost the country’s economy. “Everyone is looking forward to coming to the country, and that means more money for us,” Mkhize said. “After today’s celebrations, no one will ever doubt that the tournament is really coming here and we are ready.” With the little income she gets from selling fruits in central Pretoria, Lynette Tau, 38, said she had managed to buy the national team’s soccer jersey. “I was so excited and saved my money so that I can have enough to buy the jersey, and I did. “I’m a proud South African, and hopefully I will live longer to tell my grandchildren about it,” Tau said, adding that it wasn’t about winning the World Cup, but about proving to the world that the country is capable of hosting big events just like any developed country. Source: BuaNews
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