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Dear Editor,Crime is an aspect of life that all citizens must deal with as it seems to have been around as long as civilization itself. Crime has ravished communities for centuries and one assertion is that crime is more prevalent in poor inner-city neighborhoods than it is in equivalents that are more affluent. Finding the root source of this plague has been on the minds of criminologists and others for centuries. This is because the control, reduction, and prevention of crime has been a major problem in our society and many others. There have been many different angles that have been studied as the potential cause of crime. Currently, the three major aspects include a lack of education, living in poverty, and being raised in a single parent home. Each of these perspectives offer insight to crimes but it seems that none can stand alone. Crime is a complex issue that may stem from many sources, but a lack of education, generational poverty, and the rupture of family structure each seem to play a prominent role in criminal activity.Since, the closure of the Wales Sugar Estate, crimes, crimes and more crimes are the talk of the village, recently a prominent business man was robbed, 65-year-old pensioner was robbed, even the little detergent, clothing in the backyards are now gone missing, to me and others this is an act of desperation. No jobs, no opportunities, are presented in the lives of these villagers, so the way to eat, and to feed some of their families are to steal and rob.I guess the prediction made by the People’s Progressive Party is so true; it’s now a village that is left behind the back of the APNU administration, it’s a ghost town so to speak, depression and thoughts of suicide are on the minds of many because of the lack of resources. Villagers are complaining that the privatized companies are now cutting their wages, our village needs another source of hope, to this administration where is good life you promised, its nearing to election and there’s no sight of the good life.Sincerely,Pt Surendra Tiwari
Wales Estate closureSome six months after official confirmation that the sugar operations at Wales Estate will cease, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder has not given a definitive pronouncement on how the proposed conversion plans for the Estate will be implemented.In February, the Minister told the National Assembly that the sugar factory would be converted into a business establishment that will see the rearing of poultry and other livestock.GAWU President Komal ChandWhile these plans will impact on the livelihoods of hundreds of sugar workers, there has been a lack of consultations with the relevant unions. This is the contention of President of the Guyana General and Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand, who told Guyana Times on Tuesday that neither the Agriculture Minister nor the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has given word on the future plans for the Estate.“In January, they promised to inform us about the new venture, what they hoped to do with the land…we haven’t heard from them and GuySuCo hasn’t got back to us and neither have we heard from the Minister,” Chand noted.He explained that while Government was not legally required to discuss the new venture as it was a policy position, the livelihood of workers at Wales was at stake; therefore, Government had to engage in discussions with the Union.With regard to cane planters who are reluctant to transfer their cane to the Uitvlugt Estate, citing transportation costs and implausibility, Chand noted that Government had “a political responsibility” to assist planters in having their canes transferred to the factory on the West Coast of Demerara.“They [Government] said that, ‘look we are integrating the two estates’,” the GAWU President pointed out.Chand further related that the 99 workers who have been denied severance pay continued to be unemployed, even though workers wrote GuySuCo earlier in June appealing for jobs while the High Court case on the matter was ongoing.“GuySuCo has not yet responded to that letter in which the workers appealed to the Sugar Corporation to give them employment in the time which they are waiting to hear the severance case,” Chand said.Meanwhile, this newspaper has learnt that the Sugar Corporation has filed an affidavit in response to the High Court litigation and GAWU’s legal team was working on its response.This court action was first brought after GuySuCo began discussions with individual employees of the Wales Estate to negotiate severance packages without informing or involving the unions. At one point, workers were given a three-day ultimatum to make their decision, but GuySuCo subsequently folded these plans as information got out.On June 7, Justice Roxanne George had granted the Sugar Corporation time to respond to the legal action, which was brought by GAWU and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) on the deployment of Wales Estate workers. The case will continue in the High Court on June 28.
MODENA, Italy – Luciano Pavarotti received a final, tearful standing ovation at his somber funeral Saturday after a recording of the Italian tenor and his father singing “Panis Angelicus” filled his hometown cathedral. Many of the mourners cried as Pavarotti’s unmistakable voice filled the cathedral, a poignant reminder of the talent lost with his death Thursday at age 71 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Pavarotti and his father had sung the duet in 1978 in the same cathedral – an event Archbishop Benito Cocchi said was described by someone who attended it as “a weaving of two tenors.” In a series of eulogies, Pavarotti was remembered as one of the world’s greatest singers, a symbol of Italy, a humanitarian and – in a message from his 4-year-old daughter, Alice – a father. “Papa, you have loved me so much. I know you will always protect me,” his daughter said in a message read during the service, while her mother, Nicoletta Mantovani, sobbed in the front row. Among the 700 guests were Italian Premier Romano Prodi, U2 lead singer Bono, U2 guitarist The Edge, movie director Franco Zeffirelli and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Also sitting in the front row were Pavarotti’s first wife, Adua, his three grown daughters and his sister. The 90-minute service was filled with music, from Bulgarian-born soprano Raina Kabaivanska, who cried as she sang the opening hymn, Verdi’s “Ave Maria,” to tenor Andrea Bocelli’s “Ave Verum” during the communion. Flutist Andrea Griminelli played a solo. Thousands of admirers filled the piazza outside the cathedral watching the service on a big screen. The crowd erupted in applause when the white, maple casket covered with flowers – including Pavarotti’s favorite, sunflowers – was carried outside by 11 pallbearers. At the same instant, the Italian air force’s precision flying team roared overhead, trailing vapors of green, red and white – the colors of the Italian flag. Modena’s streets were filled with admirers who applauded as a black hearse bearing Pavarotti’s body went by. The tenor was buried at Montale Rangone cemetery, where members of his family, including his parents and stillborn son, Riccardo, are also interred. In his homily, Cocchi said the presence of so many dignitaries was a sign “of the esteem, the affection and the gratitude that universally surrounds the great artist.” But he said it was also significant how Modena residents paid tribute to their native son, breaking their silent vigil outside the cathedral when Pavarotti’s body arrived Thursday night with applause “not joyous, as in other occasions, but intense and sincere.” “The death of Luciano Pavarotti has made us feel more impoverished,” the archbishop said. “The maestro was and will always be a symbol for our city.” Pope Benedict XVI sent a telegram, saying Pavarotti had “honored the divine gift of music through his extraordinary interpretative talent.” Prodi praised Pavarotti for his humanitarian work and peace efforts and also expressed the gratitude of all Italians for the image of the nation he carried to all corners of the globe. “Italy is sad today, but it is also proud of him,” Prodi said during the service. “Here, in the cathedral of his hometown, Italy expresses its gratitude to him.” Pavarotti was beloved by generations of operagoers and pop fans alike for his breathtaking high Cs, hearty renditions of popular folk songs such as “O Sole Mio” and collaborations with singers such as Bono, with whom he recorded “Miss Sarajevo” in 1995 to raise money to help rebuild Bosnia. Pavarotti was the world’s best-selling classical artist, with more than 100 million records sold since the 1960s, and he had the first classical album to reach No. 1 on the pop charts. During a public viewing period that began Thursday night and continued until hours before the funeral, more than 100,000 people filed past Pavarotti’s casket and filled condolence books placed by vases of sunflowers outside the cathedral. Similar books are being made available at Italian embassies and consulates around the world, the Foreign Ministry said. “You can feel the legend. You feel it from the air that circulates inside the cathedral,” said Susy Cavallini, a 43-year-old Modena resident. “He was an exceptional man, for his humanity, for his culture and for his friendships.” That Pavarotti – a divorced man who had a child out of wedlock – was given a public viewing and a funeral in the cathedral spurred some debate. A Modena parish priest, the Rev. Giorgio Bellei, told the Corriere della Sera daily newspaper that the move amounted to “profanation of the temple.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Scholarship Winners for the LYIT Clubs and Societies who received there awards at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.Pictured fron row (l-r) Maria McBride, Law Society, Kevin Carter, LGBT Society, Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society, Hugh Hunter, Riadh Egan, Canoe Club, Conor Boyd, Gaisce Society, Ian Smyth, LGBT Society.Back Row (L-R) Paul Hannigan President LYIT, Anne-Marie Kelly, Vicky O’ Rourke, Paddy Gallagher Sports officer LYIT, Fiona Kelly Student Admistrator, Brian Mc Elwaine LYIT Student Union President and Tayna Russel Welfare Officer LYIT. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.The Annual LYIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in Letterkenny.Among the awards for presentation were the Most Outstanding Club Member, Leadership Award, Best Society and the Civic, Charity & Community Engagement Award – an award now highly regarded in third level education circles, and awarded in recognition of the club that best displayed their skills in linking with the community.Club Scholarships were also presented to 7 successful candidates selected from 33 applicants, each of the winners, who lead their clubs and their organisation with distinction, received the award worth €1,400 which will assist in progressing their studies. Included in the guest list were previous winners of the scholarship categories and members of both the Canoe Club and Gaisce Society, winners of the Best Club category in the past.In the area of Civic, Charity and Community engagement both Paul Hannigan, President and Patsy McGonagle, Irish Olympic Team Manager and guest speaker on the night, focussed on the growing need for increased levels of engagement in the community.Club award winners at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny are front row (l-r) Adam Crossan, Ian Smyth and Kevin Carter LGBT, Riadh Eagan Canoe Club, Conor Boyd Gaisce Society and John Mc Clean Gardening Society. Back Row (L-R) Paddy Gallagher Sports officer LYIT, Vickey O’ Rourke, Brian Mc Elwaine LYIT Student Union President, Anne-Marie Kelly, Fiona Kelly Student Admistrator and Paul Hannigan President of LYIT. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.Patsy McGonagle related to many of his own life experiences being founded on a good community spirit which helped him and many others to develop as leaders.Paul Hannigan, in addressing the assembled group of students, referred to the many demands of the education system in third level colleges such as LYIT and hoped that the Clubs and Societies programme, which had started many years ago in the institute, would continue to grow in the manner that it has done to date. This could not have happened without the support of the people behind the scenes, namely the Finance Committee and Registration Committee, Fiona Kelly SU Administrator and Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer all of whom he congratulated for their efforts.Members of the LYIT Ladies soccer team who won team of the year at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.Included in the photo with team members are Patsy Mc Gonagle,Tommy Harkin and Niall Mc Gonagle team Coaches ,Paddy Gallagher sports officer and Paul Hanningan LYIT president.Photo by Gerard Mc HughThe Winners;1. Riadh Egan, Canoe Club, Most Outstanding Club Member 20142. Gaisce Society, Award for Civic, Charity and Community Engagement 20143. John Mc Clean, Gardening Club, Leadership Award 2014 4. LGBT Society, Best Society 2014Scholarship Winners 20141. Maria McBride, Law Society2. Ian Smyth, LGBT Society 3. Hugh Hunter, Canoe Club4. Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society5. Conor Boyd, Gaisce Society6. Riadh Egan, Canoe Club7. Kevin Carter, LGBT SocietySports Awards 20141. Danny Tourish, Individual Sports Star Award 20142. Ladies Soccer, Team of the Year 2014 .LYIT STUDENTS PUT ON THE STYLE FOR CLUBS AND SOCIETIES AWARDS was last modified: April 10th, 2014 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:awardsdonegalletterkennyLYITstudents
DONEGAL Boxer and triple European champion Jason Quigley wooed Miriam O’Callaghan on her TV show tonight.The Ballybofey man was a special guest of the RTE show alongside boxers John Joe Nevin, Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan.All four returned from the European Championships with medals – with our Jason winning his first senior title after golds at underage level. “It was unbelievable; words can’t describe how you feel after all the hard work and dedication you put in,” Jason told Miriam when she asked about his ‘gorgeous’ gold medal.Miriam pointed out to the audience that the Donegal man had to beat the world number one, the world number two and the world number four – telling him: “You had to win it the hard way.”Said Jason: “I got the hard end of the draw and I never looked past the first opponent that I had but when I look back now I beat the best to get it.”The boxer spoke of his pride that more than 2,000 people had turned out to welcome him home. “It was massive for such a small area,” he said.“The whole town got a great buzz and they were all following my fights all the way to the final and it gave everybody a lift in the town.”Jason was also involved in some banter with Paddy Barnes who admitted that he had described the Twin Towns man’s two junior gold as “kids’ medals.”And Michael teased fellow Belfast man Paddy Barnes saying he was jealous because he had gone away on holiday with Jason!DONEGAL GOLDEN BOY JASON WOOS MIRIAM ON HER TV SHOW was last modified: July 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL GOLDEN BOY JASON WOOS MIRIAM ON HER TV SHOW
A Co Donegal man has become the editor-in-chief at popular radio station Newstalk.Garrett HarteGarrett Harte from Raphoe takes up the new role with immediate effect.He is the son of former TD Paddy Harte and his wife Rosaleen and comes from a highly-repected background.His brothers include Senator Jimmy Harte, LYIT lecturer Paddy Harte, cameraman Emmett Harte and one of his sisters is journalist Mary Harte. As Editor in Chief, Mr Harte will be responsible for the development of the Newstalk brand and content across all platforms. The creation of this new role is in response to the continued and ongoing growth of the station which now attracts over 400,000 listeners every day.Mr Harte, who has worked in Newstalk for over 13 years, was previously the Editor of the station.Commenting on the announcement, Gervaise Slowey, CEO of Communicorp Group, said: “The Newstalk brand is continuing to grow and in order to build the brand further we have created a new role of Editor in Chief. This is a vital appointment which will allow the brand to develop across all platforms and I am delighted that Garrett has accepted this senior leadership role within the Group.“Garrett’s experience and knowledge of both the station and the industry will be vital as the station continues to evolve in response to listeners’ changing demands and preferences,” Ms Slowey added. According to the latest JNLR figures (30th April 2015), Newstalk now reaches a record 404,000 listeners daily and 711,000 listeners weekly. The station has increased its market share to 6.6%, from 5.6% last year and has seen increased listenership across the country with strong growth in Leinster, Connacht and Ulster and continued growth in Dublin.DONEGAL MAN BECOMES EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AT NEWSTALK was last modified: May 7th, 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:donegalGarrett HarteNewstalkRaphoe
Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna headed to Myanmar on Monday after reaffirming India’s commitment to economic and strategic cooperation with its Mayanmar’s new nominally civilian government.Krishna is the first high-level Indian official to visit Myanmar since an elected government replaced a military junta in March.India and Myanmar have developed deep economic and security ties over the past decade. India has said it believes talking quietly is a better approach than sanctions in dealing with Myanmar’s military-backed government, which has been widely criticized for human rights abuses.On Monday, Krishna did not reply directly to a question about whether he would meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during his three-day visit. “I don’t know if I will get a chance to interact with other leaders during my brief stay in Yangon,” he said.India is also wary of China’s growing influence in Myanmar, and is in competition with its large regional rival for access to the country’s large natural gas resources.India and Myanmar have widened cooperation between their security forces since the mid-1990s, with both countries fighting armed insurgencies along their shared border.India says separatist rebels in its northeastern states often slip across the 1,000-mile-long border and take shelter in jungle bases inside Myanmar.Krishna, who will meet Myanmar President Thein Sein, said he will explore ways to increase trade and investment in oil and gas projects, hydroelectric power and railways.Two-way trade, which has doubled since 2006, reached $1.57 billion in 2010. The two countries will also review progress on a $110 million project to improve transport links to India’s remote northeastern states, Krishna said.advertisementThe ambitious Kaladan project includes the building of roads, a waterway on the Kaladan River and development of Sittwe port in western Myanmar, which will provide an opening to the sea for India’s landlocked northeastern states.- With AP inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
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Mark Hughes has been sacked as Stoke City manager after his side’s 2-1 loss against Fourth-tier Coventry City in the FA Cup third round on Saturday night.Stoke dropped into the Premier League’s relegation zone this week after a run of just two wins in its last 12 matches. It was surprising that Hughes made it to the Coventry match, given the significance of a home loss at Newcastle in the league on Monday.”I’m not naive,” Hughes said after the loss at the Ricoh Arena, “and I realize people will talk about my position.”Three hours later, he was out.Hughes was in charge for 4 1/2 years, guiding the club from central England to three straight ninth-place finishes in his first three seasons.This season, however, Stoke has been undermined by defensive problems – it has conceded 47 goals in 22 games in the league, more than any other team – and has lost eight of its last 11 games.In a brief statement, Stoke said it would look to hire a replacement “as soon as possible.”Stoke is in 18th place in the 20-team Premier League, the final relegation spot.Hughes, a former Manchester United striker, had exactly 200 games in charge of Stoke, following spells as coach of Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Manchester City, Blackburn and Wales’ national team.After taking over from the pragmatic Tony Pulis, Hughes tried to make Stoke more expansive and bought a number of talented players from across Europe who had lost their way after bright starts to their careers.advertisementThe likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Bojan Krkic, Marko Arnautovic and Ibrahim Afellay impressed in spells but were not consistent. Stoke gradually lost its identity – it started to concede more goals but was never prolific at the other end of the field – and was in disarray in recent weeks.(With AP inputs)