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Dear Editor,The Private Sector Commission (PSC) notes the disclosure in the media of internal correspondence of the Commission with the obvious intention of causing public mischief.The Council of the Private Sector Commission today met to consider this matter and unanimously agreed that it is the duty and responsibility of the Commission to represent, not only the interest of the business community, but the overall interest of the country and its people in addressing matters of public concern and importance without fear or favour to any political party, whether in or out of Government.The Private Sector Commission recognises and will defend the democratic right of any of its individual members to express their views publicly, as they deem fit, on any matter of their choosing and will defend their right to do so.The history of the Private Sector Commission will record that the Commission has always spoken out in defence of democracy as an advocate for the respect of the Constitution, for compliance with the rule of law and for the stability of our country. The Private Sector Commission will continue to do so.The Private Sector Commission will continue to speak openly, frankly and truthfully on any and all matters which impact upon the economic development, good governance and political stability of our country.The PSC will continue to call a spade a spade. As a national institution, the PSC must stand by the Constitution, law and order and good governance. The PSC’s status and values are derived from its responsibility to take the lead and not be distracted by persons or organisations that set out to achieve the opposite to our values.History must record that we stood for the correct principles of law and order and compliance with the Constitution. The PSC stands strong and united in its determination to continue advocating for the creation of a conducive and enabling business environment.The Private Sector Commission notes that one our members, Mr Kit Nascimento, has been singled out and targeted for the views he expressed in a letter published in the media on February 13, 2019, in defence of the Commission.The Commission fully endorses the facts laid out in Mr Nascimento’s letter and that “the PSC’s mandate is to insist on adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law by all of the political parties”.Sincerely,Private Sector Commission
“Let us use the country’s resources wisely and tackle the problem of under-development by doing for ourselves what others cannot do for us.” Those were the words of Central Bank of Liberia Executive Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones as he recently addressed students at the Nimba County Community College’s first Matriculation Program in Sanniqellie.Dr. Jones said Liberia is at a crossroads and it’s high time that Liberians take decisive actions to tackle the problem of under-development and economic stagnation.Governor Jones told the students that transformation, especially economic transformation, does not come from despair but from a determined people.He cautioned the students and all Liberians to make economic transformation the order of the day for Liberia to move forward.Dr Jones noted that countries that have done more in terms of economic, human and infrastructure transformations are those that are thinking outside the box.“Yes we must encourage foreign investors but the development of the local entrepreneurship should seriously be encouraged,” he added.Jones, whose administration at the CBL has led to the transformation of Liberia’s banking sector, reiterated that those in authority must play a pivotal role in uplifting the downtrodden, adding, “That is why we have made economic inclusion a cardinal part of our administration at the CBL.”Since his ascendancy to the CBL’s top post, Dr Jones has instituted several reforms, including the revival of the credit unions, the opening of several rural financial institutions as well as the utilization and empowerment of village savings and loan associations throughout the country. “We must see the need to lift our people out of poverty and stop the too much talking because talking is cheap, and promises are even cheaper,” he said.The Bank Governor told the students that it is good for one to do something that can impress the people instead of making promises. He said if the people know what the individuals have done they can give such persons the chance to lead.Dr. Jones said successful nations do not live on talk or promises but actually do what is to be done for the uplifting of their people, adding, “It is time for action and not time for fancy reports or seminars that don’t not lead to human development.”He also observed that at times those who pass the conventional test can also fail the wisdom test, with a caution to the students to be somebody who can contribute meaningfully to national development.He cautioned students to “be someone,” saying, “If you must move forward, see yourself as a Liberian first. Do not have room for tribalism and sectionalism.”Dr. Jones further encouraged the students to “preach the message of unity, one people, one nation and above all the message of hope.” The Central Bank Governor said since college education is about excellence, the students must be committed to hard work and discipline, which will automatically be equal to success.“I urge you to be nationalists if you are to move Liberia forward. Do not focus on bringing down those who are succeeding or we will all remain at the bottom of the bucket. Study hard, work hard and a good future lies ahead of you,” Dr. Jones stressed.Earlier, the President of the NCCC, Dr. Yar Donlah Gionway-Gono, welcomed Dr. Jones and his entourage to the campus of the NCCC, noting that since the college was established it has been making some positive strides.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice), Ovid Morrison, has prevented Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal from attending the monthly meeting of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority Board (NDIA).Reports reaching this newspaper are that the REO allegedly did not make the vehicle available to take the chairman to the meeting on Wednesday. According to the Regional Chairman, on Tuesday he informed his driver of his schedule for the following day, which included his attendance at the meeting.Regional ChairmanVickchand Ramphal“The driver went to Mr Morrison, who is the REO, late Tuesday afternoon for him to authorize the purchase of fuel. Mr Morrison refused to do so, stating that the Regional Chairman has to send him a copy of the invitation that came from National Drainage and Irrigation Authority,” Ramphal told this publication.The Regional Chairman further stated that he later tried to make contact with the REO, but to no avail. He said that when the REO finally answered, he told him he wanted to see the invitation for the board meeting from the NDIA before he authorises the purchase of fuel.Ramphal claims it is not a normal practice, since never in the past, working with two previous REOs, had any one of them requested such document, and/or tried to monitor the movements of the regional chairman.Region Five REO,Ovid MorrisonHe said he can only see this strange behaviour of the REO as one of retaliation because of him engaging a group of security guards recently who were not paid, and Morrison appeared to be very upset over the fact that the guards were getting the attention of the Chairman, since he himself (Morrison) had refused to address their concerns.When the meeting was called, Morrison chased the guards out of the Regional Boardroom, stating that he wanted to use it.“Is this the price elected officials have to pay when they make representation on behalf of the people of this dear land?” Ramphal questioned.He lamented that many of the drainage and irrigation issues that are affecting the residents and farmers of Region Five could have been addressed at the NDIA board meeting. “Now those issues will take another month, or even longer, to be addressed because of the REO’s disrespectfulness and uncaring attitude, the Regional Chairman told Guyana Times.(Andrew Carmichael)
President of the Guyana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar, has called for better provisions to be put in place for persons wishing to expand or develop local businesses.He made this call on Friday during the launching of the inaugural Business Development Forum for local businesses at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown.According to Indar, in most cases, persons wishing to develop a business are left with no other option but “to borrow: we (may) have some savings, some family member lends us some money, or pool the money into it, or we go to the bank for a loan.”He stressed that when persons go to the bank for a loan, there is a collateral requirement which, in many instances, serves as an impediment.“When we go to the bank for a loan, regardless of which institution in Guyana, there is some form of collateral requirement which is the impediment. It is a grave impediment that makes small business (unable to) grow, and we have to address that. We have to approach the appraisal system of banks (to determine) if it needs modification so that small businesses can get money,” Indar noted.He expressed dissatisfaction that when businesses, especially small businesses, are allotted money, they are often pressured to repay those loans instantly, thereby stifling their chance at economic growth.“When they do get access to funding, it must be (disadvantageous). You can’t have funding at a price that is blocking the foot of the business before it even starts to walk. So what we have to do is ensure we look at a capital market development, where money can be accessed that is less rigorous to get and more competitive (to borrow),” he argued.Indar said the capital market would allow for businesses to develop from the micro stage to being large scale. He said it is quite ironic that large businesses have access to bank loans, whereas small businesses would be challenged despite being the ones needing capital. It is because of this ironic situation, Indar pointed out, that small businesses remain stagnant.He shared those views as the inaugural Business Development Forum kicked off on Friday.Back in June, the GCCI launched its Business Development Forum with the aim of expanding all businesses, whether small scale or large scale.The two-day Business Development Forum, which concluded on Saturday, focused on areas such as access to capital, insurance policies, incentives for investment, export market readiness, donor agency funding, modern marketing tools, registration, and compliance.The event was hosted in partnership with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA); Nations University; Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business; Republic Bank Guyana Limited, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).A fee of $20,000 was attached to attendance at the two-day event.
The middleweight title fight is one of five title bouts on the card for the evening, and tickets for the event can be purchased at the Encana Events Centre Box Office, or the Fivestar Training Facility. Stewart will be entering the bout with a record of 5-2, and will be squaring off against Matt “The Riotmaker” Baker for the Fivestar Fight League’s middleweight title. It won’t be the first time these two have met, as Stewart previously dropped a split decision to Baker in 2010.Stewart says that this time around he’ll be better prepared for Baker.“I’ve been working on my cardio. My first fight, I didn’t have as much time to train as this fight,” he says. “I wasn’t in good enough shape for it, so I got gassed right away so I think that will make the difference. My striking is a lot better, and I have another two years of training in.”- Advertisement -Baker meanwhile enters the contest with a record of 8-3 and was victorious in his last fight in July of last year.Stewart says that Baker is a fighter who likes to take things to the ground.“He does a lot of jiu-jitsu, from what I’ve seen, a lot of ground and pound. He does a lot of take downs as well.”Advertisement
CHICAGO – Forget “40 is the new 30.” Now even twentysomethings are joining the quest for eternal youth by using anti-aging products and wrinkle treatments. Some young adults say they want to reverse the effects the sun has already had on their skin. Others already are feeling social pressure to retain their fresh-faced looks. “Instead of starting when you’re 40 or 45, you might as well start now,” says Joanne Katsigiannis, a 24-year-old from suburban Chicago who’s been using anti-aging products for about two years. Like a lot of people her age, Katsigiannis once spent hours at tanning booths and out in the sun without using much sunscreen. She thought she looked better tan, until she realized her skin was starting to scar. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake For Leslie Speyers, it’s as much about keeping up appearances as anything. “Vanity is probably the main reason I started using anti-aging products, as superficial as it is,” says Speyers, a 24-year-old who works for a publishing company in Grand Rapids, Mich. She notes that maintaining a youthful look is a common worry among her friends – including one who’s begun to dye her dark brown hair to hide some gray and another who uses skin-firming lotion on her legs because she thinks they look too flabby. Both genders agree that women bear the brunt of this kind of anti-aging pressure – though not exclusively. “For guys my age, investing in your face is less of a priority than investing in a house or car,” says Josh Levitt, a 23-year-old in Laguna Beach, Calif. Still, even he has started using anti-aging products at the urging of his mother, who wants him to preserve his “golden boy” looks, as she puts it. Levitt’s product of choice is a moisturizer with sunscreen made by British company Zirh. Speyers uses a Mary Kay anti-aging moisturizer on her face and neck and a L’Oreal eye wrinkle cream, while Katsigiannis uses products made by Neaclear, a brand developed by Dr. Sam Speron, a plastic surgeon in suburban Chicago. Speron created his product line with women ages 35 to 55 in mind. But he’s found that about a quarter of those who’ve purchased it at his practice and online store are younger than 30. “It’s a little surprising, but I can’t say it’s shocking,” Speron says. He sees young adults as more educated about the effects of aging, including skin cancer, and more focused on “maintaining what you have.” Tina Wells, the young CEO of the New York-based Buzz Marketing Group, thinks the focus on skin care also has grown out of a wish to avoid plastic surgery and Botox injections down the road. Wells has had her own facial abrasion treatments, which exfoliate the skin in an attempt to keep wrinkles in check. “I’m 25 – and I’m trying to keep up with the ‘Desperate Housewives,”‘ she says, noting the youthful appeal that even some baby boomers have. Indeed, boomer women are grabbing the spotlight in ways women their age may not have in the past. Models Christie Brinkley and Cheryl Tiegs, for instance, have been on a recent campaign to take a popular catch-phrase one step farther by touting that “50 is the new 30.” And people are buying it. “Now younger women are looking at these boomer women and saying ‘Wow, it’s not so bad growing older,”‘ says Denise Fedewa, a senior vice president at Chicago-based ad agency Leo Burnett who recently completed a study on women older than 45. “Maybe they’re as much the trendsetters as younger women.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Comments Tags: Betway PowerFUBA NBL 2019JKL DolphinsKIU RangersUCU Canons Action between Betway Power and UCU Canons on Wednesday. (PHOTOS/FUBA)FUBA National Basketball League-2019UCU Canons 56-59 Betway PowerMTN Arena, LugogoWednesday, 13-11-2019Betway Power took a 1-0 series lead in their National Basketball League semi-final playoffs series against UCU Canons on Wednesday night.The Betway financed side had to hang on in the final minutes of the contest to win it 59-56.Power got off to a good start with Joseph Ikong sinking a three and Syrus Kiviri adding two off a pull-up jumper and in the process take a 5-0 lead inside first two minutes.By the end of the first quarter, they were leading 17-12, having five different scorers.In the second quarter, UCU came out stronger and won it 14-12 to cut Power’s lead to just three points at the long break.Again, UCU took the third 19-15 to take a one-point lead (45-44) into the final 10 minutes.Geoffrey Soro came up big for Power at the start of the fourth, sinking four early points and ensuring Power flipped the game on its head inside the opening minute.With just over two minutes to play, Chuma Fadhili sank a two to level scores at 55 all and set tone for a thrilling climax.However, Power scored four more points whilst restricting UCU to just a single Chuma free-throw, to win the contest 59-56.Power had three players reach double figures in terms of points with Kiviri managing 12 while Ikong and Soro got 11 each; Philip Ameny came up big on the board as he gathered 10 rebounds.For UCU, David Deng top-scored on the day with 18 points while Joas Maheta helped himself to 13 points.UCU now take a 1-0 lead in the best of three series which will return with a second game on Sunday.In the Women’s division, JKL Lady Dolphins’ bench produced 42 points as they beat KIU Rangers 54-46 in game one of their semifinals.Action between JKL Lady Dolphins and KIU Rangers on Wednesday.Ritah Imanishimwe’s 14 points and Stella Oyella’s 13 proved instrumental for JKL in a hotly contested encounter.None of JKL’s starters breached the 10-point mark with Evelyn Nakirija top-scoring with 9 points.For KIU, Rachael Adiambo managed an impressive 19 points but it was not enough on the day.The two sides will square off in game two on Sunday while KCCA Leopards clash with UCU Lady Canons in the other semifinal-game one on FridayNBL Upcoming fixtures-City Oilers vs Warriors (Men) – Friday, 15-11-2019 @8:30pm-KCCA Leopards vs UCU Lady Canons (Women) – Friday, 15-11-2019 @5pm
So you think a cow is a cow is a cow? Think again. South Africa’s indigenous Nguni cattle, long the mainstay of traditional Zulu culture, are possibly the most beautiful cattle in the world, with their variously patterned and multicoloured hides everywhere in demand.Their beauty and the lore and terminology that has become associated with them in Zulu culture is celebrated in a richly illustrated coffee table book called The Abundant Herds, which has fast become a worldwide bestseller.imatshoNgoye – the stones of the Ngoye forestFirst published in November 2003, the book was sold out by the end of the year. The reprint of June 2004 was entirely snapped up by September of that year, and it was printed again in November 2004. The third reprint appeared in December 2005.The Abundant Herds: A Celebration of the Nguni Cattle of the Zulu People is an appreciation of the creative imagination and linguistic versatility of the Zulu people. Written by acclaimed author Marguerite Poland and social anthropologist David Hammond-Tooke, it is an overview of the history of the Nguni cattle and their economic, social, political and spiritual importance to the Zulu people, both past and present.There are two species of cattle in the world: Bos taurus, or European cattle, are the more familiar brown-and-black breeds such as Jersey and Holstein. Bos indicus, on the other hand, are found mainly in India and Africa, and include more unusual creatures such as Zebu, Sanga and Nguni cattle. They are characterised by their enormous horns and magnificent hides.inkampu – of cutting in twoWith beautiful oil and watercolour paintings and sepia drawings by artist Leigh Voigt, The Abundant Herds examines the role played by cattle and cattle-related imagery in the oral tradition of the Zulu people – how cattle terminology can form part of the worldview associated with Zulu culture.For hundreds of years, the well-being of the herds and the Zulu people have been so closely connected that cattle have become a part of the people’s spiritual and aesthetic lives.inkomo eyezindlu – the beast which is housesThe poetry of namingThis has given rise to a poetic and complex naming practice. The Abundant Herds explains that the fine and subtle nuance of the isiZulu language captures the delicate interrelationship between cattle terminology and the natural world, where the colour and pattern of a hide or the shape of a pair of horns is linked to images in nature.In a chapter called The Poetry of Naming, Poland discusses this colour-pattern terminology, its origins and its metaphorical associations with natural phenomena such as birds, animals and plants. Animals with specific colours and patterns on their hides are given unique Zulu names, which translate as follows:The eggs of the lark – a creamy coat spotted with fine rust speckles.The gaps between the branches of the trees silhouetted against the sky – a deeply dappled animal.The hornbill takes to flight – a dark beast which shows a flash of white beneath its flank when its walks.What stabs the rain – the upright points of a young steer’s horns.While these terms form the core of a fascinating system of classification, cattle imagery also abounds in Zulu oral history and poetry; in tales, proverbs, riddles and the praises of individual beasts, celebrated by their owners for their fertility, their vigour and their character and which subtly reflect the changing fortunes and social concerns of the Zulu people.engabantubegulile – like old peopleAlthough cattle terms continue to be used today among peasant farmers in rural communities throughout Africa, for the younger, urban generation this knowledge is fading. Despite the resurgence of interest in the economic importance of Sanga-Nguni cattle in South Africa today, there is a real danger that a precious branch of indigenous knowledge will disappear.The aim of this work is not only to record something of this heritage for posterity but also to celebrate the richness of Zulu linguistic versatility and the creative imagination of the Zulu people. imaqandakahuye – the eggs of the larkThe authorsDr Marguerite Poland is a distinguished writer, having published 10 children’s books before turning to adult fiction. She has received the Percy Fitzpatrick Award and the Sankei Honourable Award for Children’s Books for the Japanese translation of The Mantis and the Moon. In May 2005, at the Literary awards, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievers Award in English by Arts and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan. The Abundant Herds is based on research for her doctoral thesis at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, awarded in 1997.The late Professor David Hammond-Tooke was Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at Wits University. He conducted extensive research among South African groups, especially the South Nguni and North Sotho, and his theoretical interests included kinship, local government, religion, folklore, indigenous symbolic systems, historiography and comparative ethnography.inala – abundanceLeigh Voigt is an internationally acclaimed artist, known particularly for her paintings of birds and wildlife. She has illustrated eight books and has exhibited in South Africa, Europe, Great Britain, Canada and the US, where her work is represented in numerous private and public collections. Lulu Phezulu: Leigh Voigt’s African Album, her autobiographical account of life in the bushveld, which she both wrote and illustrated, won the prestigious BookData Booksellers’ Award in 2000.The Abundant Herds: A Celebration of the Nguni Cattle of the Zulu People (ISBN 1 874950 69 5) is published by Fernwood Press.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers, farm representatives and rural landowners can learn more about the special issues with farm tax returns during a daylong tax webinar and workshop Dec. 14 hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.Topics such as inherited property and income tax on farm transfers will be discussed during the workshop, which focuses on issues specific to farm tax returns related to agriculture and natural resources, said Larry Gearhardt, director of the Ohio State University Income Tax School Program of Ohio State University Extension.The six-hour program, which will be presented in a live webinar format, is open to tax preparers as well as individuals who file their own farm taxes, Gearhardt said.The program, which is an intermediate-level course, will focus on the changes in tax laws, in particular those that deal with agriculture like Section 179 expense deductions and bonus depreciation, he said.“Right now we are in a holding pattern waiting to see if Congress takes any action on making changes to this section,” Gearhardt said.Other topics to be discussed during the webinar include: repair regulations, farmer net investment income tax issues, commodity credit corporation loans, and livestock transaction.The cost for the one-day school is $130, and organizers have applied for continuing education credits for the course, Gearhardt said. More information on the workshop, including how to register, can be found at go.osu.edu/taxschools. Participants can contact Gearhardt at 614-292-2433 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Registration includes the Agricultural Tax Issues Book. The deadline to register is Nov. 23 in order to ensure participants can get the manual via mail in time for the workshop. The live webinar, which will also feature a real-time Q-and-A, can be viewed at several host locations statewide and will include lunch. Participants also have the option to view the webinar from home if they aren’t able to attend a host location, he said.For those who choose not to attend the host location, a web address for the webinar will be sent to those who have registered a week in advance of the Dec. 14 presentation, Gearhardt said. Participants must be registered before Nov. 23 to ensure receipt of the tax issues workbook by mail before the webinar, he said.Host locations include:Ashtabula County:OSU Extension Office39 Wall St., JeffersonAuglaize County:OSU Extension Office208 S. Blackhoof St., WapakonetaClermont County:OSU Extension Office1000 Locust St., OwensvilleFulton County:OSU Extension Office8770 SR 108, Suite A, WauseonMiami CountyOSU Extension Office201 W. Main St., Old Courthouse, TroyNoble County:OSU Extension South Central Region Office16714 Wolf Run Road, CaldwellPutnam County:OSU Extension Office1206 E. Second St., OttawaRoss County:OSU Extension Office475 Western Ave., ChillicotheWayne County:Fisher Auditorium1680 Madison Ave., WoosterWyandot County:Elks Lodge320 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky