The National Library will be hosting its annual National Library Week from April 10-16.Over the years the National Library has been the main source of literature in Guyana. Centralised in the country’s capital, it stands at a point easily accessible to the Georgetown populace.Throughout the week activities will sensitise the public on areas of importance in Guyana.The list of events are being held under the theme of “Transforming your communities with help at National Library.com”Sunday (today) will be the advent of activities with a fitness walk beginning at 06:00 hours from National Library along Church Street north into Vlissengen Road up to Thomas Lands and conclude at the National Park.This event is slated on the heels of World Health Day recently and wishes to emphasise to the public the significance of a healthy lifestyle. The public is also invited to visit the National Library’s collection of fitness books.Monday is for the religious aspect of the Library Week with an interfaith service commencing at 08:45 hours. Religion has always been a centrepiece of Guyanese with the three main religious bodies: Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. Ideally, this service will include prayers from leaders of the three main denominations in Guyana.Tuesday’s schedule extends to cover advocacy, by means of a ‘big read’ programme at 09:00 hours followed by an open poetry and symposium at the Bagotville Library. The event is slated for Guyanese poets and staff who will showcase their talent.On Wednesday the public can expect a detailed tour of the National Library. This tour, commencing at 10:00 hours and finishing at 16:00 hours will include an in-depth look at the services provided by the National Library.‘Ask a lawyer’ is set for Thursday. The National Library in collaboration with the Guyana Bar Association will sensitise the general public on troubling questions of the law that affect their daily lives.Approaching the end of the week staff of the National Library will be appreciated with a breakfast service at 08:45 hours and move on to a surprise event later in the day.The week of events will conclude with a story-telling marathon and book give-away ceremony at the Library.The public is invited to celebrate National Library Week with stakeholders and staff of one of Guyana’s main research facilities.
…accepts that some “older” comrades against his leadership styleThe Peoples Progressive Party will continue its policy of affording its younger and more talented members and supporters access to meaningful opportunities to serve the party at various levels, as it continues its bid to regain the reins of executive office.PPP General Secretary Bharrat JagdeoThis is the only way the PPP can train and nurture the best quality of leaders, who will be tasked with continuing the legacy, political ideology, and belief system of the PPP.These sentiments were expressed by that party’s General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, who on Thursday told media operatives that he is fully aware that there are some older members of his party who disagree with his leadership style and the fact that they are sometimes not being selected for certain roles.Jagdeo, one of Guyana’s youngest and longest serving former Presidents, made no apologies for putting youths first, but insisted that in order for the PPP to survive in the current political climate, a new cadre of leaders must, from within its youth corps, emerge capable of carrying on the struggle with the full support and mentorship of their elders and the party’s treasured “old guards”.“For me, one thing is important for the party…I got an opportunity as a young man from this party…and that this party continues to appreciate professionals, continues to give young people room to grow,” he insisted when asked if he was concerned that there may be divisions within his party because of the nonsupport of some seniors, which is seen as vital to his success as General Secretary.Acknowledging that it is a fact that “many have a problem” with his leadership style, the PPP General Secretary said he is concerned about the energy and vitality of those who wanted to serve the party in its quest to move forward.“If you’re spent, there is a place for you”, the General Secretary remarked, before adding, “But you shift down a bit and allow others to emerge and be new leaders. And you can be spent as a young person or as an old person”.Jagdeo explained that he is doing his best; and for him, the future of the PPP is more important than personalities and people’s quest for personal aggrandisement and fame.He stoutly defended his style as GS and the policies he has embarked upon, stating that while “there may be occasional concerns about that…we have no choice but to do that for the sake of the future of Guyana, future of our party”.Jagdeo explained: “We have to get the older comrades to see their responsibility as incubating another generation of leaders, bringing in young people.” He was confident, nonetheless, that he is making the right choices and decisions at this time in Guyana’s history; choices that would result in innumerable benefits for the party in the long run.He reasoned that it was not possible to get the support of “100” percent of all of the members, but he insisted that a major of the top ranking and grass roots supporters and PPP members were firmly behind him and supporting his leadership. (Michael Younge)
MP Jay Hill and Premier Gordon Campbell have issued statements following the death of Dawson Creek Mayor Calvin Kruk.Hill praised Kruk’s “unwavering dedication to enriching recreation and culture in his community,” but saying Kruk would be remembered most for his strong environmental leadership in the city.Campbell called Kruk a friend as well as a colleague, calling him an “outstanding advocate” for his city and praising his pride in the people and community of Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -Kruk passed away this weekend in Dawson Creek at the age of 43.
The plaintiffs wanted to prevent Caruso from using the information, which they deemed highly confidential, and sought to get it back. Superior Court Judge Ann Kough ordered Caruso to return the documents on Jan. 23. Officials with Caruso Affiliated could not be reached for comment Wednesday, but the court order stated the Los Angeles-based developer has not admitted they had confidential information or had obtained it through “improper means.” General Growth attorney David Battaglia said the decision shows Caruso, which filed a $40 million antitrust claim in 2004 against his client, also engaged in unfair business practices. “Caruso secretly has been harboring General Growth’s confidential tenant information related to the Galleria for years, and the court order affirms Caruso’s unfair conduct,” he said Wednesday. Caruso’s lawsuit accuses General Growth of violating business practices by asking Caruso to join a partnership and divide tenants between the Galleria and the Americana. Caruso also accused General Growth of threatening store chains by saying it would delay or deny them leases at other malls if they lease at the Americana. Battaglia said the allegations were unfounded. “Caruso originally alleged that General Growth was competing unfairly by threatening the Cheesecake Factory and other alleged unnamed tenants not to do business with him,” he said. “But the Cheesecake Factory was deposed, and confirmed what it has been saying publicly since 2004, that no such business ever occurred.” General Growth had attempted to block construction of the Americana by challenging in court the city of Glendale’s study of the project site. The lawsuit was dropped in 2005 after losing at the state Court of Appeal. email@example.com (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! GLENDALE – Construction is under way at the $324 million Americana at Brand center, but its developer Caruso Affiliated and Chicago-based General Growth Properties, which owns the adjacent Glendale Galleria, continue to clash in court. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge recently ordered Caruso to return confidential leasing documents to General Growth. Meanwhile, a lawsuit filed by Caruso in 2004 alleging its neighbor and competitor violated antitrust laws and engaged in unfair business practices is slated to go to court this summer. It’s part of the ongoing legal tussle since Caruso proposed the 15.5-acre shopping and resident project in downtown. Americana is scheduled to open next year right next to the Galleria shopping center. In December, General Growth filed an injunction against Caruso Affiliated and developer Rick Caruso, who allegedly had obtained information including rent rolls, lease and sales data for Glendale Galleria tenants from a third party.
Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican and candidate for president who advocates a troop increase in Iraq, said in an upbeat news conference here Sunday that the Iraqis had demonstrated political progress by committing to revising the de-Baathification law. But an aide to al-Sistani said Monday that there was a “general feeling of rejection” over the proposal. Al-Sistani, who lives in the holy city of Najaf, generally does not issue proclamations himself, preferring to make his edicts known through his aides or other Iraqi officials. His word is considered sacrosanct not only among the Shiites in Iraq but also among those throughout the world, so his rejection of the draft law means it has virtually no chance of passage. The comments from the ayatollah’s office came a day after he met with Ahmad Chalabi, the former Pentagon favorite and head of the de-Baathification commission, who has opposed any serious attempt to roll back the purging of former Baathists. After the meeting Sunday, Chalabi said at a news conference that al-Sistani was aware of the law and that he had told Chalabi it “would not be the final one and there would be other drafts.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – The most powerful Shiite cleric in Iraq has rejected an American-backed proposal to allow thousands of former members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party to return to government service, an aide to the cleric said Monday. The rejection by the cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, appears certain to fuel hostility between the majority Shiites and the former ruling Sunni Arabs, since many Sunni Arabs say they were unfairly purged from the government in the clampdown on the Baath Party. The Americans say a partial reversal of the de-Baathification process, which began in 2003, is one of the most crucial steps the Iraqi government can take in wooing back disaffected Sunni Arabs and draining the Sunni-led insurgency of its zealotry. The White House has repeatedly told the Iraqi government that the process must be changed. The latest proposal was announced by Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki and President Jalal Talabani on March 26 at the strong urging of Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, the senior American envoy to Iraq, who left his job the same day. American officials oversaw the drafting of the proposal.
Brendan Rodgers and Raheem Sterling Brendan Rodgers has revealed Liverpool have opened talks with Raheem Sterling about a new deal amid reported interest from Real Madrid.The teenage England international, arguably the Reds’ most impressive performer so far this season, has recently been linked with the Spanish giants.The 19-year-old, who joined Liverpool’s academy from QPR in 2010, signed a “long-term” deal with the Merseysiders in 2012.And regarding the situation in terms of fresh contract talks with Sterling, Rodgers says “everything is calm”.The manager, quoted by the Liverpool Echo, said: “It is not a big issue for us.“(Liverpool chief executive) Ian Ayre has spoken to his representatives and is quite relaxed.“The club is dealing with the agent so everything is calm.“The boy is remarkably happy here and there are no secondary thoughts about anything else other than continuing to play for Liverpool.“He still has a lot of growth and for that the best place for him to be is here.“His representatives know that and we as a club respect that so that will get sorted out with time.”Asked if Sterling’s representatives believe Liverpool is the best place for him, Rodgers replied: “I don’t see anything different from that.“His agent is a good agent and understands that this is the perfect place for him.” 1
1 Barca are in the market for a new central midfielder and Pogba is said to be at the very top of their wish list.It has been suggested that the Frenchman, who cost United £89m in August 2016, has a strained relationship with Jose Mourinho and he has hinted that all is not well behind the scenes.But he is still a key member of the first team at Old Trafford and opened his account for the season by scoring in United’s 2-1 win over Leicester on Friday.Barca, however, remain interested in doing a deal before September and Bartomeu remained coy when quizzed on the likelihood of a late approach.Speaking after Barca’s 2-1 in over Sevilla on Sunday, he said: “Pogba? I won’t speak of any names.“We have respect for all clubs and there are 20 days left [of the window].“We’ll see which players come out.” Paul Pogba’s relationship with Jose Mourinho has reportedly soured Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has refused to rule out a stunning late bid for Manchester United star Paul Pogba.Although the transfer window in England closed last week, clubs in the rest of Europe are able to make signings until the end of August.
Jason Quigley looks in great physical condition for his pro debut against Howard Reece at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas.Jason Quigley has weighed in before his first professional bout later tonight in Las Vegas, and judging by the pictures the Donegal boxer has got himself in sensational shape for the fight. Quigley fights Florida’s Howard Reece at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.Quigley is on the undercard for the Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s fight with Erislandy Lara. The Finn Valley boxer shot to prominence when he won European Gold last year.Just a few months later he made history, when he became the first Irish fighter to reach a World Championship final.Quigley was narrowly defeated in that historic bout, but he had done enough to attract the attention of Golden Boy Promotions.Golden Boy Promotions are headed by former World Champion Oscar De La Hoya, and the Mexican moved quick to land Quigley. Quigley penned a lucrative deal with Golden Boy Promotions, with De La Hoya declaring that the Donegal fighter has the potential to go all the way to the top in Professional boxing.Tomorrow night, Quigley fights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, which is not a bad venue to make your professional bow.Good luck Jason, the people of Donegal are behind you. GOLDEN BOY JASON WEIGHS IN AHEAD OF PROFESSIONAL DEBUT was last modified: July 12th, 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:boxingHome-page SportJason Quigley. weigh-inLas VegasnewsPro Debut
USC coach Pete Carroll reprimanded two football players this week for rowdy behavior at an off-campus party following the Trojans’ victory over Arizona. The two players, who were not identified, caused a disturbance at a large gathering two blocks from campus Saturday night, sources said. No complaints were filed with police or university security, but Carroll acted quickly this week when alerted to the situation and met with the players. Carroll declined comment Wednesday. Cushing turnaround: Linebacker Brian Cushing, expected to redshirt with nerve damage in his shoulder, made an unexpected recovery and got cleared by doctors to play Saturday against Notre Dame. Technically, Cushing can play and still redshirt if he gets hurt, because it’s the Trojans’ sixth game. Under NCAA rules, players cannot redshirt after competing past the sixth game. “It feels pretty good, the doctors can’t believe it,” Cushing said. “I can play now. I’m a little (hesitant). We’ll see how this game goes.” Carroll said he believed could see a limited role against the Irish. “We’re not going to put a lot of responsibility on him,” Carroll said. “He’s 100 percent and we were really thinking we weren’t going to get him back.” Cushing is happy because he wanted to play against Notre Dame more than any opponent this season. “It’s the game I’ve been anticipating and I pretty much was going to go there before (Tyrone) Willingham left,” Cushing said. Carroll wants Cushing because Thomas Williams remains bothered with a groin injury. “Thomas is taking a ton of plays,” Carroll said. Meanwhile, linebacker Dallas Sartz (dislocated shoulder) is expected to redshirt, but Sartz and Carroll offered different views whether he can play against Notre Dame first. “This is his last shot and he’s not making it,” Carroll said. Sartz said, “I’m going to suit up and see if I can go for a little bit in this game. Every couple days it gets better.” It’s likely Sartz will need surgery to repair the shoulder. Bush practices: Although he appeared cautious, tailback Reggie Bush (sore knee) practiced Wednesday. “Reggie did a nice job,” Carroll said. Wednesday in the park: Carroll sent USC’s kickers to the center of campus Wednesday night to practice kicking in McCarthy Quad, which contains thick grass. He’s worried Notre Dame’s turf could be thicker than normal and throw off the kickers. Carroll also shuffled the kickoff team, with linebacker Oscar Lua replacing tight end Fred Davis, while linebackers Clay Matthews and Kaluka Maiava flipped positions, as the Trojans tried to shore up their weakness. Carroll spent a good portion of Wednesday addressing special teams. Quick-strike offense: USC has compiled 11 scoring drives of two minutes or less this season, behind only Texas Tech and Louisville, which have 15. USC’s average scoring drive is two minutes, 35 seconds, third-best in the nation behind Texas Tech (2:21) and Louisville (2:25). Report card: Here’s USC’s report card from the Arizona game. Quarterback: B-. Running backs: A+. Receivers: B+. Offensive line: C+. Defensive line: B. Linebackers: B-. Secondary: C+. Special teams: D+. Coaching: B. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Forecasters Monday were tracking a low pressure system that could, if it moves farther south, draw rain into the Southern California area. Light rain from the system was falling Monday in Northern California.Some sprinkles were forecast for Whittier and the Los Angeles area for overnight Monday and into early morning today.The low pressure system was “kind of all over the place” Monday, making pinpointing the arrival of significant moisture into Los Angeles a bit tricky for forecasters, said Stewart Seto, a weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard.As it stood Monday, the NWS was calling for a 20 percent- to 30-percent chance of rain from today Friday.The chances could increase if the low moves to the south and draws in more moisture, he said. In fact, the system could stall over the area, increasing the chance of measurable rain, he said.“We’re not really sure which will be the good rain day,” Seto said.Skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy through Friday, with daytime highs in the low 70s, dropping to the 40s and 50s overnight.By Saturday and through the weekend, forecasters predict skies will be mostly clear, with temperatures slightly warmer, in the mid- to upper-70s. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!