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first_imgDear EditorI see the British High Commissioner to Guyana (Gregory Quinn) has waded into the discussion on how Guyana should spend its oil money.On the face of it, High Commissioner Gregory Quinn’s suggestion to use Guyana’s oil money for infrastructural work does not seem like a bad idea. However, regarding this infrastructural work that is being peddled: Can Guyanese actually do infrastructure work? Or will it have to be done by foreign companies (which would make it spending Guyana’s oil money on imports of goods and services)?If the answer is the latter, then even Guyana’s pittance of an oil revenue (pittance, because when ExxonMobil is finished with Guyana, it will be a pittance) will be spent on importing infrastructure projects. And let’s not talk about the maintenance costs.As for Professor Clive Thomas’s idea about direct cash transfers to individuals to alleviate poverty, this is just a vote-buying scheme; as you need to work your way out of poverty, not buy your way out of poverty. Being in poverty is not just about lacking money; it is also about lacking the education and skills necessary to progress.Saying that, direct cash transfer may work as a ONE-OFF cash injection, as it does not create a dependency syndrome.What should happen with Guyana’s oil money is that the private sector should become more empowered to create jobs. This may mean lowering the Personal Income Tax to 25% and the Corporation Tax to 25%.Yours faithfully,Sean Orilast_img read more

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first_imgA 12-hour-long operation along the Ebini River in Berbice has led to six fields with an estimated 600,000 cannabis plants measuring four inches to five feet in height being unearthed and destroyed by members of the Police Narcotics Branch.In addition, a total of 200kgs of dried cannabis was also discovered. During the eradication exercise on Wednesday, two unlicensed shotguns and 55 live cartridges were also found. The police also destroyed four camps that were at the location.No arrests were made but the Police are attempting to locate the owner of the marijuana farm.last_img

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first_img0Shares0000Team owner Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars walks out to the field prior to the start of their game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field on September 17, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida © Getty/AFP/File / Logan BowlesNEW YORK, United States, Oct 19 – Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan says US President Donald Trump is “jealous” of the NFL and trying to soil its image in “personal” attacks in an interview with USA Today published Thursday.The 67-year-old Pakistani-born American billionaire, who also owns English football club Fulham, spoke at NFL owners meetings in New York, where team owners and players met to discuss Trump’s call for the league to force all players to stand for the pre-game playing of the US national anthem. “This is a very personal issue with him,” Khan told the newspaper, calling Trump “a divider, not a uniter” and noting Trump’s failed 2014 bid to purchase the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.“He has been elected President, where maybe a great goal he had in life — to own an NFL team — is not very likely,” Khan said. “So to make it tougher, or to hurt the league, it’s very calculated.”Khan, who purchased the Jaguars in 2011 for $760 million, linked arms with players during the US anthem in September in the days after Trump first spoke out against NFL players kneeling in protest during the anthem, calling for them to be fired.Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protest kneel move last year to raise awareness of racial inequality and social injustice issues in the wake of several fatal police shootings of unarmed African-Americans.Trump has accused players of insulting the flag, the nation and its soldiers by kneeling for the anthem while players have steadfastly denied any such motives. Many teams have interlocked arms in unity during the anthem with some players kneeling at games across the league, using the very freedoms the US flag represents.Khan said the NFL issue is a lesser one compared to the ethic and religious insults and remarks Trump has uttered since starting his run for office.“Let’s get real,” Khan told USA Today. “The attacks on Muslims, the attacks on minorities, the attacks on Jews — I think the NFL doesn’t even come close to that on the level of being offensive.“Here, it’s about money, or messing with — trying to soil a league or a brand that he’s jealous of.”Trump tweeted Wednesday in the wake of the NFL refusing to require players stand during the anthem that the league was showing “total disrespect” for the nation.The NFL remains the most popular US sports league and the world’s richest sports league at $3.2 billion in total income, it’s 32 teams averaging $2.5 billion in value. The Dallas Cowboys are valued at a league-high $4.8 billion with a Bills at a low of $1.6 billion in Forbes magazine’s list of team worth published last month.Khan was among seven NFL team owners who made financial contributions to Trump, donating $1 million to his inaguration fund, a move he says he does not regret.“I have no regrets in life,” Khan said. “This ugly, toxic side sours the whole experience.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgMACARTHUR PARK – Watching her fellow students play softball during a quiet afternoon at MacArthur Park on Tuesday, 14-year-old Osmery Batrez recalled a much different scene at the park May 1. “They beat my brother up,” said the Soledad Enrichment Action Charter School student, referring to Los Angeles Police Department officers. “They just came and started pushing people around. We were just protesting.” Batrez said despite the self-critical report issued Tuesday by the LAPD, she doesn’t believe the top brass will make any real changes. Her sentiments were echoed by others who live, work or go to school in this largely immigrant Latino community. “They killed a reporter, Ruben Salazar,” Hernandez said, recounting the 1970 march and subsequent riot in which Los Angeles Times reporter Salazar was killed by a sheriff’s tear-gas cannister while he sat in a bar. “You can put a number or a name on the helmet; they’re still going to be the same,” he said, commenting on the report’s recommendation to put officers’ names or identifying numbers on their helmets or vests, something missing May 1. Hernandez, a South Los Angeles resident, said the treatment of lower-working-class people by police in areas such as MacArthur Park is much different from the way wealthier people are treated in such places as Beverly Hills or Malibu. “As long as we have this brown skin, it’s never going to change,” Hernandez said. Marisol Guevara, 16, a resident of the MacArthur Park neighborhood, was at the May 1 rally and witnessed some of the violence. She said some of the officers’ actions that day betrayed the trust of many innocent people. “There were a lot of people getting hurt for no reason,” she said. “They made a little thing into a big thing. It was crazy that day. It was the craziest day. … There were a lot of kids, a lot of moms, a lot of old people. I was trying to help the old people. … It was really not necessary.” She hopes the report will lead to significant change. “It’s good if they learn,” Guevara said, adding that the LAPD should make sure more Spanish-speaking officers are on site when working a similar event. Seventy-two-year-old Micaela Chavez has worked at the same newsstand near the corner of Alvarado and Seventh streets, selling novela magazines and cigarettes, for 30 years. Acknowledging the difficult task of effective police work, Chavez had one question: “Why are they fighting with the Latino people who they’re supposed to serve?” rick.coca@dailynews.com (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“These riots are not an isolated thing,” Batrez said. “It’s been going on for years.” Rogelio Garcia, a teacher at Soledad, who was leading Batrez and a group of girls through a physical-education class at the park Tuesday, said as long as LAPD officer-discipline hearings are not open to the public, he doesn’t hold out much hope that Tuesday’s report will improve things. “We have to hold them responsible to the community,” Garcia said. Others said that problems with the department, as well as other law enforcement agencies, have been brewing for decades. And the May Day melee has only heightened the Latino community’s mistrust of the police, they said. “Remember what happened in East Los Angeles?” said Jose Hernandez, 40, who operates a lunch truck across the street from the park. last_img read more

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first_imgWith 56 percent of the votes, Councilman Alex Padilla won the Democratic primary for the 20th Senate seat, which all but assures his win in November for the heavily Democratic district. Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez, who will leave her 39th District Assembly seat next year, conceded the race early Wednesday morning and announced she will run for Padilla’s City Council seat in a special election later this year. “The votes we’re getting are results, that people recognize that I’ve been fighting for the Valley for the last seven years,” Padilla said. Padilla is vying for the seat of termed-out Sen. Richard Alarcón, whose district covers the San Fernando Valley from Sylmar to Van Nuys to Canoga Park. Padilla highlighted his experience balancing city budgets, securing funds to build the new Children’s Museum at Hansen Dam and trying to protect funding for local governments. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2It’s been a closely watched race between two of the Democratic Party’s rising stars. Montañez, an assemblywoman and former mayor of San Fernando, nabbed the support of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Alarcón. Padilla, a Los Angeles city councilman since 1999 and former president of the council, garnered endorsements from much of the Los Angeles City Council and the state’s congressional delegation, including U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. Both Montañez and Padilla pledged to fight for more transportation and infrastructure funding for the Valley, and work to get more police officers for the area. Montañez touted her Assembly record and her focus on urban environmental cleanup, health care and consumer protections, including drafting the Used Car Buyers Bill of Rights. last_img read more

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first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardai in Letterkenny have sealed off an area outside a local hotel after a vicious knife attack.It is believed one man in his late 20s has been hospitalised as a result of the attack which happened on the footpath outside Gallagher’s Hotel just after 7.30pm.It is understood the man was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital but has since been transferred to Dublin for further treatment. Gardai have been at the scene of the attack and have sealed off the area between Gallagher’s Hotel and the neighbouring McCarry’s Bar.Passers-by told Donegaldaily.com that there was still evidence of blood on the ground.It is not known if there have been any arrests at this stage.Gardai have also been taking statements from people in the vicinity of the assault. The victim of the knife attack is believed to be a local Letterkenny man.His injuries are said to be “very serious.”  MAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER VICIOUS KNIFE ATTACK was last modified: April 24th, 2012 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:GALLAGHER’S HOTELhospitalisedknife attacklast_img read more

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first_imgIn just three weeks time Jim McGuinness and Declan Bonner will lead their respective sides out for the All-Ireland Minor and Senior finals at Croke Park in what is a truly historic occasion for Donegal GAA. In support of this great achievement, Donegal Daily are offering local and overseas ​businesses the opportunity to advertise their business at a special rate and, at the same time, express their support for the management and players in both squads.In addition to this, any business availing of this offer will be entered into a draw for the chance to win ONE MONTH’S FREE ADVERTISING on Donegal Daily at a time of their own choice. For more information, contact Don Sheridan on 085 850 4125 or send him an e-mail at donjsheridan1@gmail.com or email Mark at admin@donegaldaily.comWhat you get as as an advertiser on Donegal Daily:  1. 24/7 Coverage2. Daily Readership circa 50,000 – 3.3 million page views in August. 3. All adverts linked to your own website or Facebook page.4. Huge social media presence with over 24,000 followers on Facebook and over 8,000      followers on Twitter.5. You can monitor your own advertsing campaign by availing of our Google analytic breakdown.6. Editorial published on the main news feed to maximize your marketing campaign.7. Advert also placed on mobile phone application for Donegal Daily. ALL-IRELAND ADVERTISING SPECIAL – SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR DONEGAL AND ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS was last modified: September 4th, 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:AdvertisingBusinessDonegal DailynewsSpecial offerSportlast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The median household income for the nation was $43,318. Census figures show that Southern and Western states have been growing in population much faster than those in the Northeast and Midwest. But despite those population shifts, the list of wealthiest – and poorest – states in 2003 looks a lot like the list from a decade before. “You’re going to see those areas – Mississippi, Appalachia – those are just characteristically, throughout history, poorer areas,” said David Waddington, chief of the Census Bureau’s small area estimates branch. The wage gap among counties was even more pronounced than the one for states. WASHINGTON – Americans have been migrating south and west for decades, but it appears they’ve been leaving some high-paying jobs behind. While there are many pockets of wealth in the South and West, the states with the highest wage earners line the East Coast, according to Census data released Tuesday. Connecticut, with a median household income of $56,409, supplanted New Jersey as the country’s highest wage state in 2003, the most recent year available. New Jersey slid to second, at $56,356, followed by Maryland, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Mississippi had the lowest median income, at $32,397. West Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana and Montana rounded out the bottom five. Los Alamos County in New Mexico, home of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, had the nation’s highest median income, at $93,089. It was followed by Douglas County in Colorado and Loudoun County in northern Virginia. Buffalo County in South Dakota, home of the Crow Creek Indian Reservation, had the lowest, at $17,003. It was followed by Owsley County in Kentucky and Ziebach County, also in South Dakota. Most of the wealthiest counties were suburban, and nearly all the poorest ones were rural. “This is a reflection of a poverty problem in nonmetro areas,” said Dean Jolliffe, an economist at the Department of Agriculture. “These are areas where there really isn’t any economic development going on.” Jolliffe tracks “persistent poverty” counties, ones in which at least 20 percent of the population have lived below the poverty level for at least 30 years. There were 386 persistent poverty counties in 2000, and 340 were outside metropolitan areas. None was in the Northeast. Most were in the South. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgI are not able to say it would not do what it suggests as i can place my hair up and permit it down afterwards and theres no ‘dents’ in it like there is with typical bobbles. On the other hand, having browse some hyped up opinions about this products i was anticipating more, i come across it pretty hard to essentially be in a position to tie my hair up in a ‘tight’ ponytail with this bobble, theres usually a piece that finishes up free and it usually takes numerous tries, and i dont actually like how it feels when i set it up in a pony as it feels alternatively loose and like its not holding the hair again (it holds it perfectly but i obtain it not comfortable). I’m not guaranteed why that is maybe its for the reason that i have thick hair. The only hairstyle i make employing this bobble is a loose messy bun for all over the home.Wonderful product and good price for 3 in the box. Arrived promptly and i didn’t realise but you get three in the box. These do their work very well, as i have prolonged hair and as soon as i’ve tied it up for likely to mattress or the gymnasium at lunchtime, i’m remaining with kinks. Nonetheless, these go away your hair kink no cost.They also depart your hair injury free as they are kinder and will not snag like usual hair ties. Would endorse, only desire i realized about them faster.Terrific products, variety to hair. My hair is curly and bobbles generally get caught in elastic bobbles. It hardly ever takes place with these and they are definitely sturdy. They can be worn comfortably on the wrist. They never depart my hair kinked.Comments from buyers“if people knew how to look after these, they’d get more stars!, Great product, great price, Pretty color but looses its shape quite quickly (after a “These are excellent, love my ponytail as they look to splay it out producing it glimpse fuller.A wonderful option to fabric or rubber hair bands – waterproof, very good for swimming, and fairly stretchy adequate to twist a handful of instances.They keep my hair very well for perform and then i can let it down when i end devoid of stressing about kinks.I initial acquired my pack of invi-bobbles in september 2014, i employed a single of these bobbles until finally the end of august, when it lastly gave way and snapped, when the bobble is not in my hair, it is all over my wrist. These have not got trapped in my hair when i try and just take it out unlike other hairbands and do not give me a headache. I am now on to the future bobble, which with any luck , will previous as prolonged as my initially.Mine have lasted so properly as i experienced listened to that they do extend out around time. I have prolonged but marginally thin hair and i was nervous that these would not grip in my hair nonetheless, they perform really nicely. My hair can get so tangled around regular hairties and i am so happy that these never tug at all. I will certainly order these once more when they have eventually stretched out of use but i have had these for about three months presently and expect to have them for a when additional just before i have to re-obtain.Simple to use does go away a slight mark but not as poor as usual holders.Normally i would have snapped a band in the thirty day period that i have been making use of these but it has my afro hair genuinely effectively. A commenter stated to place the bands in boiling h2o if they extend out much too a lot, and it really will work. My bands have just returned to nearly their initial dimension. I don’t think i am going to go back standard hair bands again.If people realized how to seem after these, they’d get additional stars. I have incredibly thick hair and it does seem to grip it properly. I desired to tighten my hair a minimal, durung use, consequently the four stars. I’m shocked at there staying no treatment details, anything which would fix a ton of issues for customers. They extend out of condition, but you simply just pop them into boiling drinking water for a pair of seconds and it shrinks appropriate back again to form – need to be some sort of thermoset plastic, very intelligent. So several reviews on right here are people moaning that they extend our of form and so it really should only have one or two stars. Please put treatment guidance on description and packet. The good thing is my hairdresser gave me the incredibly hot drinking water trick.These are excellent, love my ponytail as they look to splay it out producing it glimpse fuller.I are not able to say it would not do what it suggests as i can place my hair up and permit it down afterwards and theres no ‘dents’ in it like there is with typical bobbles. On the other hand, having browse some hyped up opinions about this products i was anticipating more, i come across it pretty hard to essentially be in a position to tie my hair up in a ‘tight’ ponytail with this bobble, theres usually a piece that finishes up free and it usually takes numerous tries, and i dont actually like how it feels when i set it up in a pony as it feels alternatively loose and like its not holding the hair again (it holds it perfectly but i obtain it not comfortable). I’m not guaranteed why that is maybe its for the reason that i have thick hair. The only hairstyle i make employing this bobble is a loose messy bun for all over the home.Like these bobblesno tangling, no snagging & they previous for ages. I have been making use of them for all over twelve months now & have in no way has just one breakthey at times take a working day or so o go back again to their first size when they have been used, but they usually go again. My 1st pack of 3 lasted me more than twelve months & i gave one to a friend. Only just introduced extra as a again up, but have not experienced to crack them open up but as the two from the firs lot that i had are continue to likely sturdy.They keep my hair very well for perform and then i can let it down when i end devoid of stressing about kinks.They do get stretchy right after some time but get back again to their standard size if you pour boiling water around them. What i do is only go away the in the lavatory when i just take a shower and they’re again to their ordinary sizedon’t discover them supportive ample for my exercises but for working day-to-working day use they’re great and my hair is surely grateful for that.Terrific products, variety to hair. My hair is curly and bobbles generally get caught in elastic bobbles. It hardly ever takes place with these and they are definitely sturdy. They can be worn comfortably on the wrist. They never depart my hair kinked.Simple to use does go away a slight mark but not as poor as usual holders.I’ve utilized these both of those in my mid back again duration thick hair and in my toddlers unruly shoulder duration curls and they have held each of our diverse styles and heads of hair in ideal put all day. Delighted with them, they continue to be put without the need of stressing the hair or scalp and take out effortlessly with no yanking or tugging at all , excellent in soaked or dry hair also. As the other assessments have pointed out, just pop in very hot water and they swiftly and easily get back their authentic form and measurement. Will unquestionably repurchase these, excellent benefit and they do what they really should. Arrived extremely promptly also, thanks.Where have these been all my daily life. It’s just one of these solutions regardless of the brand name or price they do go out of shape, just like a typical hair bobble. Really does lower the volume of hair dropped or stuck.Not the wonderful matters i believed they’d be and i nonetheless get complications when donning a pony tail, which was the explanation i purchased these as they assert you will not. That reported i do use them practically day-to-day, just not for too extensive at a time.I am a huge fan of invisibobbles. I generally tie my fringe and bangs up on a night time when i snooze – otherwise i wake up freaking out that a spider’s strolling on my experience. I utilised to use elastic hair bands (owww in the morning eradicating them and the ensuing hair bump) or the flumpy/fluffy variety kinds, that commonly occur out throughout the night. I normally get 3 wraparound of my hair, making sure it can be not much too tight, two wraps is a little bit loose, but even if i depart it at that, it will not occur out when i snooze. Both way, the only time i at any time have hair bumps in the morning is when i go to rest with wet/damp hair, and to be honest, nothing’s likely to quit the hair bumps thenas anyone who isn’t going to clean their hair each day but who straightens it just about every time i do, working with invisibobbles signifies i never have to restraighten in the early morning. Additional time for coffeeone issue i definitely like employing them for is when i am in the shower. I’ll put on a hair mask and mainly because i have extensive hair i get an invisibobble and tie my hair up in a rubbish-kind of hair bun so i can do the rest of my shower with the hair mask on. Test undertaking that with a hair band on damp hairi began making use of invisibobbles when they 1st arrived out, and they have been very expensive, not like now where by they are seriously a wonderful rate.I like that hair will not get knotted in it, and it arrives out quickly adequate. I would advocate this product.What a good solution, so very simple but is effective terrific in my lengthy curly hair, by no means gets trapped, just the reverse slides out with out a tug, like a lot and recommed.last_img read more

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