Current Political Situation: Nailing the unemployment lie (Part 2)

first_imgThis is a continuation from the contentions put forward last week on this subject matter. On the other suggestion put forward, the one having to do with farming, opportunities exist in the supply of fruits etc., and indeed those are good initiatives; but as far as this author is aware (and I stand corrected), no lands were transferred to the ownership of these workers, as was promised to them, to get into farming of other crops. This notwithstanding, while the idea sounds ambitious, in practice there are some completely different peculiarities altogether.Again, hypothetically, if a few thousands of these people do get into farming, who will they sell to? The process to convert cane lands into alternative agricultural lands would attract a financial cost which sugar workers and farmers would certainly not be able to bear. Consideration must be given to what other crops will be planted. There is excessive production of the common provisions and cash crops, and lack of export market for these produce is another concern.In addition, without value-added mechanisms in place, excessive production would ultimately lead to wastage and depressed pricing.There is also the other initiative of training with new skills, such as carpentry, plumbing, and so on; as the sacked workers themselves said – speaking to the press not too long ago – how much work will they get as carpenters, and how often? Most of the homes already have plumbing. Ironically, too, the administration of the day has squashed the housing drive that was pioneered under the previous administration, which had seen thousands of homes being built and the development of huge housing schemes and other such like developments across the country – a time when there was virtually a housing or construction boom.So it is very ironic that there is no substantive policy to fuel a construction boom in which carpenters and other tradesmen could have a steady flow of work, and ultimately income to support their livelihoods.In the most basic sense, demand side policies versus supply side policies in the context of GuySuCo’s fiasco is such that, in order for there to be sustained and increasing demand for goods and services in an economy, the consumers need to have the spending power. More disposable income drives a demand which in turn propels economic growth.On the supply side of things, if people don’t have the spending power, how will businesses get sales? Sales will fall, which could also lead to unemployment. If someone decides to invest $500,000 into a business, selling clothing or any other commodity or venture, if people don’t have money to spend and support that business/investment, then it will simply fail.That being said, advising the sacked sugar workers to take their severance and invest in a business is totally nonsensical. Who will buy? Who have the power to buy?This author understands that the sugar workers were also advised to invest in stocks; meaning, shares in companies on the local stock exchange. Again, this is hilarious. If one were to invest one million dollars in shares, first of all, companies are not necessarily obligated to pay dividends; that depends on the financial state and strategic plans of the company; and return on that would be very minimal or insignificant, bearing in mind that dividends are paid only once or twice a year. People invest in those kinds of investments only when they have excess cash or liquidity. This means that they have a steady flow of monthly income to maintain their normal lifestyles, pay their bills, travel, go on a vacation, party, have properties and vehicles, enjoy a good quality of life, could afford to send their children to school and university, and still have excess cash; which would more or less be in a savings account.It is those savings – referred to as excess cash – that are usually invested in company shares and other financial instruments in the financial markets.And last, but not least, this retrenchment will cost the economy approximately $10 billion in income distribution annually, which in turn is utilised for consumer spending. Consumer spending fuels economic growth; sustains the livelihoods of businesses, such as retailers, the fisher man, the taxi driver, hire car drivers, minibus operators, the vendors on the streets, the village shops, and the wider retail and distribution sector, in addition to spending in their own village economies; and the list goes on.And this is how approximately 40,000 plus dependents are affected adversely in ways that will have far-reaching implications for the economy. Unemployment will increase, poverty will be on the rise, and social and economic hardships will be activated for a wide cross-section of the Guyanese people, and by extension the economy.last_img read more

Al Ahly bow to Corinthians might

first_imgMuch had been expected from the South American champions, including Chelsea transfer target Paulinho, and the Brazilians dominated possession in the first half with Al Ahly happy to let their opponents knock the ball around.However, they were unable to turn possession into chances and goal-scoring opportunities were few and far between during the opening period.Corinthians midfielder Douglas was the first to go close, the number ten’s shot from the edge of the box creeping past goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy’s right-hand post on nine minutes.Moments later Ramy Rabia missed a golden opportunity to put Al Ahly in front, heading wide from an unmarked position as the Corinthians’ defence stepped forward and failed to catch him offside.The Sao Paulo club breathed a sigh of relief and regrouped, continuing to see most of the ball and on the half-hour mark they had their breakthrough, with Douglas again in the thick of the action.The left-footed player floated an inch-perfect cross into the box that Guerrero headed across goal into the bottom corner, giving Ekramy no chance and sending the upwards of 20,000 Corinthians fans into raptures.Corinthians pressed for a second as midfield dynamo Paulinho started to make inroads into the opposition half, but a second goal inside the first 45 minutes was not forthcoming.In the second half it was all Al Ahly as the Egyptians surged forward, desperately looking for an equaliser.Midfielder Ahmed Fathi wasted the best chance for the seven-time African champions with a low shot into the side netting as the Corinthians defence started to look increasingly uncomfortable.As the clock ran down a spirited Al Ahly began to send the ball into the opposition’s box at every opportunity but they were unable to level the game.“I am frustrated that we lost. The players performed very well and I was hoping we could win,” Al Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry said.Corinthians boss Tite said he was “extremely satisfied” with his side’s first half performance, adding that he felt they deserved to win overall.“In the first half everything was dominated by Corinthians,” he said.“But we weren’t able to get the second goal so that encouraged Al Ahly.“The second half was a totally different game. They started to connect passes and became more aggressive… That was why we had a hard time.“But if you compare both halves you will understand why we were the winners.”The South American champions will probably face Chelsea in Sunday’s final in Yokohama, though the English Premier League club first need to dispose of Mexican side Monterrey in the other semi-final on Thursday.Earlier at Toyota Stadium, J-League winners Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat the AFC Champions League holders Ulsan Hyundai 3-2 to secure fifth place at the intercontinental showpiece.The Japanese champions went 1-0 down, but bounced back to take a 3-1 lead, thanks to two goals from forward Hisato Sato, before conceding a late consolation goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000TOYOTA, Japan, December 12 – Brazilian giants Corinthians overcame Egypt’s Al Ahly 1-0 in the last four of the Club World Cup in Japan on Wednesday to set up a likely final against European champions Chelsea.A solitary goal from centre-forward Paolo Guerrero was enough to see the Copa Libertadores winners progress, but it was nowhere near a convincing performance.last_img read more

Tottenham to face Chelsea in League Cup final

first_img0Shares0000SHEFFIELD, January 29 – Two moments of magic from Christian Eriksen helped Tottenham Hotspur reach the final of the League Cup with a 3-2 aggregate victory over resilient League One club Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Dane Eriksen’s sublime first-half free-kick put Maurico Pochettino’s team 1-0 up on the night and they looked to be in cruise control before two goals in as many minutes from 18-year-old substitute Che Adams levelled the tie overall.But a calm finish from Eriksen with three minutes left meant the Premier League side prevailed without the need for extra-time.With most of the 30,236 supporters roaring on the home team at a Bramall Lane lashed by wintry showers, it was the sort of night to expose any flaws in character and Tottenham only just survived.Their reward is a meeting with Chelsea in the final on March 1, Spurs’ first Wembley final since 2009, and a chance to win the League Cup for a fifth time.Sheffield United will point to marginal moments that mounted up and cost them the tie and, before Eriksen’s opener, they might have taken the lead and levelled the aggregate score.Michel Vorm’s late error led to Tottenham’s FA Cup exit at the hands of Leicester City on Saturday and the goalkeeper endured another uncomfortable moment as the Blades made a bright start.The Netherlands international, under pressure from Marc McNulty, spilt Jamal Campbell-Ryce’s cross and McNulty prodded the ball to Jamie Murphy, only for the winger to see his shot blocked on the line by Kyle Walker, Tottenham’s Sheffield-born defender.Tottenham’s defeat came on the same day that Chelsea were stunned 4-2 by League One side Bradford City and Manchester City lost 2-0 against Middlesbrough, of the Championship.Nigel Clough, the Sheffield United manager, has criticised top-flight teams for deprioritising the FA Cup and League Cups and he is in a position to judge.This was only his second defeat in 20 FA or League Cup fixtures with the South Yorkshire club.The Blades beat Southampton in the last round and have beaten fellow Premier League clubs West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup this season.Even given their impressive record in knockout competitions, Sheffield United knew it they faced an uphill task to reach Wembley for a second time in two seasons, having reached the FA Cup semi-final last season.Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Clough had spoken of the need to prevent the Premier League side from scoring but, faced with Eriksen’s quality that is easier said than done.A momentary lapse in concentration from Jay McEveley cost Sheffield United in the first leg, with the defender conceding a penalty for handball. This time it was Bob Harris who gave Tottenham a helping hand.His poor clearance allowed Tottenham to break. Michael Doyle fouled Benjamin Stambouli and Eriksen whipped in a magical free kick to score his ninth goal of the season.It left the home team needing three goals to progress and it looked like a smooth ride into the final for Tottenham until the introduction of Adams as a substitute.Within five minutes of coming on, the teenager had scored his first two goals in professional football to stun Tottenham.First, he met Ryan Flynn’s cross to fire the ball beyond Vorm to give the home fans hope. Two minutes later, Adams converted Jamie Murphy’s cross to give the supporters something to really shout about.With the aggregate score at 2-2, the match was heading for extra time but another moment of magic from Eriksen eased Tottenham’s worries.The 22-year-old former Ajax midfielder latched on to Kane’s through ball and clipped a delightful finish beyond Howard and into the bottom corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for South Peace and Alberta Peace

first_img Total snow amounts of 15 to 25 cm by early Saturday morning elsewhere. An intense Pacific frontal system moving across the province has spread snow to much of the interior. Total snowfall amounts are forecast to be near 10 cm today over the central interior and near 15 cm tonight over the B.C. South Peace River. Higher accumulations are anticipated over the Kootenay and Columbia districts where total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected by early Saturday morning. The snow will ease Saturday morning as the weather system moves away from the area. A strong low pressure system off the British Columbia coast is forecast to track into Alberta today. Snow will begin in the Grande Prairie and Hinton regions late this afternoon and will spread east southeastward into the Edmonton region by late evening. 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is expected by Saturday evening. Strong easterly winds will develop on Saturday resulting in reduced visibilities, particularly in the lloyminster region.- Advertisement – This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements. Total snow amounts near 10 cm by this evening for the central interior regions.center_img 10:36 AM MST Friday 24 February 2012 Snowfall warning for  Grande Prairie – Beaverlodge – Valleyview issued Up to 15 centimetres of snow expected by Saturday evening. 10:54 AM PST Friday 24 February 2012 Snowfall warning for  B.C. South Peace River issuedlast_img read more

Champions League 2015-16: Find out which clubs have qualified for the round of 16 here

first_imgAs the Champions League group stages enter their final round of games, we are starting to know which teams have progressed to the round of 16.A number of teams, including Manchester City, confirmed their place after only four group games.So which clubs have already booked their place in the next round? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the arrow above, right, to see which teams will enter the knockout stages. 16 16 16 Bayern Munich – Winners of Group F – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … 16 16 16 16 Chelsea – Winners of Group G – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … Manchester City – Winners of Group D – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … 16 16 Benfica – Runners-up of Group C – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … PSV Eindhoven – Runners-up of Group B – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … Real Madrid – Winners of Group A – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … Atletico Madrid – Winners of Group C – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … 16 FC Zenit – Winners of Group H – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … 16 Roma – Runners-up of Group E – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … 16 Juventus – Runners-up of Group D – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … Wolfsburg – Winners of Group B – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … 16 16 Barcelona – Winners of Group E – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … Dynamo Kiev – Runners-up of Group G – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … Paris Saint-Germain – Runners-up of Group A – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … Arsenal – Runners-up of Group F – Click right to find out which clubs will make up the Champions League round of 16 … 16 KAA Gent – Runners-up of Group H 16last_img read more

Kids go fishin’ for careers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe California fisherman, a South Dakota rancher, and a farmer, firefighter and miner, each from Montana, taught students about their jobs as part of a nationwide, privately funded program called Provider Pals. The goal is to bridge the gap between town and country, both for students and for the mainly rural workers who visit schools involved in the program. Phillips explained that, as his own boss and as the owner of his own boat, he can also take off weeks at a time when the fish aren’t running and be with family. He only goes out in good weather, which means sometimes he goes stretches when he only fishes twice a week. The eighth-grade students in the class were all immigrants learning English. What they really wanted to hear was the tall fish tales – of the truthful variety. And Phillips, a 27-year veteran of the ocean, had plenty of those. Phillips told of once grabbing a huge thresher shark by the tail and getting swatted around the boat before another crewman shot it in the head with a gun. GLENDALE – There’re no days off and no taking breaks when the fish are running, a California fisherman told students at Roosevelt Middle School on Wednesday. In a physical science class, Bob Phillips explained how he makes a living from the ocean – especially when there’re plenty of fish to catch and he is logging 16-hour days. “If it’s really good, you just go,” Phillips told the kids. “You go until it hurts. You go until you can’t get up in the morning, and then you go again.” It was a glimpse into a different sort of life in a daylong lesson meant to show where the fish and produce the students eat and the silver jewelry they wear come from. That shark was worth nearly $1,000, Phillips said as the classroom’s teacher shuffled around the room with a laptop, showing students a picture of a thresher shark. Phillips also explained that when he fishes in the winter, he bundles up in three sweat shirts and a coat while piloting the boat, before taking off some layers to bring in traps. “I don’t know how he goes fishing in the winter, and I can’t believe it, but it’s really cool,” student Nicole Kim, 13, said after the lesson. In the school library, Montana mine manager Clint Jensen handed out chunks of silver and gold and gave a slide show presentation about his mine. In another class, Montana farmer Jill Lorang invited students to examine the head of wheat, sheep’s wool and unprocessed honey that she brought. Lorang, a lifelong farmer, explained that an extract from sheep’s wool called lanolin is used in some lotions. Student Rozanna Azoumanian, 12, left the class holding a stick of honey, a head of wheat and a baggie filled with soy beans and lentils. “It was interesting,” she said. On the ranch, “one small dog gets to chase the cows, and it was interesting that we get food from them.” 818-546-3304 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

Keane, Van der Vaart and Berbatov among legends to play match at Spurs’ new stadium

first_imgTottenham are closing in on the opening of their new stadium with the two required test events scheduled in for later this month.The first takes place on March 24 and sees the club’s Under-18s take on Southampton, before Spurs Legends play Inter Forever at the £1billion ground six days later. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 ADVICE Keane, who spent two spells at Tottenham between 2002 and 2011, said: “It means such a lot to me to have the opportunity to play in this game.“Spurs is obviously a club that I hold very close to my heart and I have so many great memories of playing for the Club over the years, but to see the new stadium and how good it looks, it’s going to be absolutely unbelievable to play inside it as one of the first players ever to do so. The stadium is incredible and I can’t wait to get out there and play in it.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF Tottenham hope to move into their new stadium next month shining Both test events have to take place for the stadium to be awarded the safety certificates required for it to open for proper use.And Tottenham have planned two events which are seeped in the club’s history, both recent and distant.Ryan Mason, the former Spurs midfielder, will be in the dugout for the Under-18s match having been shadowing academy staff since retiring through injury last year. REVEALED Bayern Munich vs Liverpool (Wednesday) – talkSPORTNottingham Forest vs Aston Villa (Wednesday) – talkSPORT 2Dynamo Kyiv vs Chelsea (Thursday) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Crystal Palace (Saturday) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield United (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Huddersfield (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Swansea vs Manchester City (Saturday) – talkSPORTWolves vs Manchester United (Saturday) – talkSPORTMillwall vs Brighton (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Fulham vs Liverpool (Sunday) – talkSPORT Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LIVE on talkSPORT 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury There is no confirmation as to whether the 27-year-old will be involved in the legends match on March 30, though the roster is already filling up with famous faces from yesteryear.Tottenham’s former captain and second-highest appearance maker Gary Mabbutt will be manager of a team which includes Robbie Keane, Rafael van der Vaart, Dimitar Berbatov, Allan Nielsen, David Howells, Stephen Carr, Darren Anderton and goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt.Tottenham promise there are ‘many more stars still to be revealed’. RANKED MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade getty no dice Robbie Keane will be scoring goals in a Spurs shirt once again There are 10 live commentaries remaining across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and when you can hear them, below… Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The Inter Forever team is made up of players formerly on the books of Internazionale of Milan, with the likes of Francesco Toldo, Dejan Stankovic and Javier Zanetti all previous representing the side since their formation in 2011.Their squad for the visit to Tottenham’s new stadium will be confirmed in due course.last_img read more

Football Talk: Wilson says no, Caixinha still in Qatar

first_imgMeanwhile, in our social media section, you’ll see the best reactions to Arsenal’s (second) Champions League humiliation. And we all know everyone loves to pounce on a Twitter typo but the reactions to Celtic’s mistake yesterday were so good even the club didn’t delete their tweet.As football fans, we 10-2 sit up and notice a big defeat…Everyone loves to pounce on a mistake but at least this time they had a sense of humour. It’s not plain sailing for Rangers as they search for a new manager and director of football.Ross Wilson is said to have turned down the move to Ibrox while Pedro Caixinha still isn’t on a plane to Glasgow. It’s reported he will take charge of Al-Gharafa’s reserves in Qatar today, and will then go on holiday with his family. The wait grows longer…last_img read more

Carol Bishop, 76, Campbellsburg

first_imgOn June 26, 1960, she married Alvin Lee “Buck” Bishop, who survivesAlso surviving are:Daughter: Leann (Mark) Bush of Little York, Indiana;2 Sons: Greg (Lana) Bishop and Brent (Angie) Bishop, both of Campbellsburg.7 Grandchildren: Brady (Amy) Bishop, Alandra (Austin) Henderson, Brock(Brooklyn) Bush, Olivia Bush and Alec, Easton and Tucker Bishop.1 Great Granddaughter: Aria Bishop.She was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Ray and Lee Edward Stephensonand 2 sisters: Irma Bullington and Bonnie Badger.Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Tuesday and 9 to 11 am Wednesday at Dawalt FuneralHome.Funeral Service: 11:00 am Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Bro.Jimmy Applegate officiating.Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Tuesday and 9 to 11 am Wednesday.Interment and Committal at Livonia Cemetery following the funeral.Memorial Contributions to:Livonia Cemetery AssociationC/O Rita Walton175 South Jefferson StreetLivonia, Indiana 47108 Carol Bishop, age 76 of Campbellsburg, Indiana passed away Saturday,January 12, 2019 at 9:18 pm, in her residence.Born February 28, 1942 in Livonia, Indiana, she was the daughter of thelate Lester H. and Alma F. (Sullivan) Stephenson.She was a retired owner of Florence’s Flowers by Carol in Salem, was alife resident of Washington County and a member of the WestviewChristian Church.last_img read more

Women of excellence: Linda Ben, active citizen of the world

first_img“Because of my will to win, I never settled on my past successes,” says entrepreneur Linda Ben. “Once I became the best at what I did, I moved on and found new challenges. Since then I have not looked back.”Independent and determined, Play Your Part Ambassador Linda Ben is the founder and owner of project management consultancy Leshaua’s, a mentor to young women, and served as the 2014 national president of Junior Chamber International, a global network of active citizens committed to creating change in their communities.Born and bred in the rural Eastern Cape, Linda was raised by strong and equally independent parents, who she credits for her charisma. This strength came through in her matric year, when she took her future in her own hands.“Not knowing what to do after matric and determined not to spend my life wasting away, I went to a nearby bank in Queenstown and asked to speak to the manager,” she recalls in Kasi News.Wearing her school uniform and extremely nervous, she was not taken seriously by the bank staff. But she persevered.“When the manager arrived I told him: ‘This is my final year of high school. I am determined to make something of my life and would like to work here as soon as I have completed my final exams.’”There was a silence, and then the manager responded. “Well then, go and write your exams. I will see you once they are done.” This, Ben says, was the beginning.After a year at the bank she asked for a transfer and moved to Johannesburg to further her education, “with nothing but a bag full of clothes and a dream to make it,” she says. And make it she did, being named the bank’s Employee of the Month several times in a row.Ben then resigned to manage a new restaurant in trendy Newtown, and was soon profiled in the Sowetan newspaper as one of the youngest black women in the restaurant management business.“For me, that was a highlight on my journey to break stereotypes in male-dominated areas, and I was humbled as I represented all women,” she says.Watch Linda Ben discuss entrepreneurship in the UN Economic and Social Council and International Labour Organisation video conversation “Inspiring and Educating Young Entrepreneurs”. Ben’s contribution begins at the five-minute mark:“My journey did not stop there and I soon came across many more challenges. Because of my will to win, I never settled on my past successes. Once I became the best at what I did, I moved on and found new challenges. Since then I have not looked back.”Today, Ben holds a National Diploma in Management from Wits Technikon and a B-Tech degree in Business Administration from the University of Johannesburg. She majored in management and financial management. Her extensive experience in customer relations and services allows her business, Leshaua’s, to flourish.In addition to running her business, Ben has a passion for developing the youth in her community. She is a long-term member of Junior Chamber International, or JCI, which she has served as 2011 Sandton Local President and 2014 National President.JCI is a community of young active citizens aged between 18 and 40 who share a belief that in order to create lasting positive change, people must empower themselves so they are able to empower other people. Opportunities at JCI include individual growth, business exposure and community development.“My raw experience of Joburg has remained with me and has crafted the woman I am,” Ben says. “Growing up, I did not understand why young girls sought definition from older men, and exchanged their value for lunch or pocket money.“I was taught to work hard and to take ownership of my own success. This is embedded in every decision that I make.“Since then, I have decided to mentor young girls. It helps when one has someone to send a ‘please call me’ to, or someone willing to help you find your first job, because not everyone is lucky enough to have an upbringing like mine.”last_img read more