…BudgetThese PNC types are so transparent…but then, when something’s in your genes, it HAS to be expressed! Genotypes and phenotypes and all that!! Take the Budget Winston Jordan just read out in Parliament over a stupefying five hours!! Your Eyewitness doesn’t have to say he “told you so” on the PNC’s priorities: every Tom, Dick and Harilall predicted they’d be spelling out it’s a “bigger and better” Budget, stacked with handouts for its supporters!!But, as all Guyanese should know by now, bigger isn’t necessarily better – it’s how you use what you have to do the job. And with Budgets, the job is to spend the hard-earned taxpayers’ money to encourage high-paying job creation. It’s not surprising people prefer jobs over handouts. They know that, in this world, nothing’s really free…and with those PNC handouts, they’ll be expected to stifle their consciences and vote them back in 2020!!On the other hand, when you have a job, you’re your own man or woman; you call your own shots. But that’s precisely what the PNC doesn’t want…they’d rather have a ring through your nose!! Look at how they fired those 7000 sugar workers! But even with the jobs they control in the Government service, they’ll be doling out salary increases in dribs and drabs – for one reason and one reason only: control!!The pattern should’ve been clear in the PNC handling of the teachers’ demand for a “living wage”. It was not a “negotiation”, but a declaration that it’s either the PNC’s way or the highway! You can go through the Budget with a fine-tooth comb and you’ll be hard pressed to find an initiative that leads to job creation in the private sector.The most pressing need of the latter is to get a cheap and reliable supply of electricity. If that’s provided, businesses will be encouraged to expand – and of course expand employment – because their cost of production will now be competitive with those foreign products we now import. With US$80 million of its own in the game, Norway told this Government the Amaila Falls Hydro is the best way forward with generating “green” energy for our industrialisation. But rather than AFHEP, we see these dinky little solar projects that can’t offer us 24/7 TV!! Control!!As your Eyewitness has been stressing, a Budget, while detailing Govt spending for the next year, has to be part of an overall strategy to develop the country — by creating jobs. Forget all the hoopla about “Green Development Strategy” – where are the green jobs? If they were serious about developing people, wouldn’t they’ve diversified Wales into green co-ops so the small man could become the real man?But it’s all a big mamaguy!!…and reparationsWith Britain finally getting the terms of its divorce from the EU, all the signs are we’ll be left out to swing (slowly) in the wind! By both the EU and Britain. Your Eyewitness was idly wondering whether their closer ties with Africa was because they’re not demanding reparations when he was seized by the headline “Glasgow University to make reparations valued at £200m extracted from Caribbean”!!It seems the indefatigable Sir Hilary Beckles had worked out this deal while everyone was napping!! When the frisson of excitement had subsided, your Eyewitness then worried how the money was going to be shared out between all the territories of Caricom. Were we all going to get a lump sum payout like Professor Thomas had suggested for our oil money? Another delicious shiver of excitement!But then he noticed the fine print in the article: the ‘reparations” were to be in “cash and kind”. More specifically, “research in chronic diseases in the Caribbean, including hypertension, diabetes, and childhood obesity”.Meaning most of the money will go to Glasgow’s personnel!!…on President’s healthYour Eyewitness had already complained about the President’s PR handlers putting too much pressure on him by announcing he’s “fully back on the job”.They’ve thankfully backtracked and admitted he’s cut back his public engagements.
Envy has been defined as the desire for that which is not yours and the begrudging of the individual who really possesses it.And the object of the coveted possession may not be merely material possessions, but could cover a wide-ranging cornucopia of desirability, ie, good looks, a job, academic achievements, social popularity, ability to overcome difficult circumstances and advance despite inhibiting constraints, among a plethora of others.The twin sins of envy and covetousness have destroyed many relationships and laid waste to lives and the quality of lives of those victimised because of the greed, envy, and covetousness of others.According to philosopher and student of human behaviour Lansing, “covetousness is the desire of that which is not yours and is presently unattainable as it belongs to someone else or lies outside of your ability to get.” But he should have clarified “… to get except by nefarious or criminal means”.Commenting on the negative emotion of jealousy, Lansing posits: “People get envious in a relationship once they really feel that someone else is trying to destroy, steal, or take over that romantic relationship. A lady will get jealous when she thinks her guy is spending as well much time with or around an additional woman. A man will get jealous when he sees an additional guy flirting with his girlfriend or wife.”Victims of those who are covetous, envious and/or jealous often revert to defensive emotion that seeks to protect the victimised individual from the actions of those who do not choose to suppress their negative emotional traits. Some become depressed and withdraw into themselves, while others react in multiple other ways, sometimes even leading to violence.In the Biblical Book of Proverbs, jealousy is deemed as ‘the rage of a man’. Those who possess the negative emotional traits of envy, jealousy, and covetousness are often irrational and, most times, act with vindictiveness and spitefulness toward their victims.The psychological attachment to things coveted and the envy of the possessor by the covetous can have dire consequences and afflict the object of desire, as well as dependants; such as the instance of a spurned lover burning down the house of a woman, who is cremated alive with her children. Thus, these emotions can become lethal if acted upon.A blog on the website of the popular Greg Gardner posits: “Covetousness will be the emotional desire for and attachment to something that isn’t yours and is presently unattainable. The Bible clearly forbids us to covet our neighbour’s wife. Once we allow a psychological attachment and desire for someone which has reserved himself or herself to another person, we’re strolling on a very treacherous floor.“You can say that it’s covetousness that produces envy. When a partner starts to covet an existence outside of his relationship, he is certain to provoke his spouse to jealousy. When a lady starts to covet a man currently married, she will provoke that man’s spouse to jealousy.“Covetousness is a signal of discontent. If you are beginning to appear outside your marriage for a happy existence, plainly, you have to get assistance with your relationship. This discontent often provokes other people to jealousy, which only compounds the problem.”Discontent with one’s lot could be a precipitator for striving for enhancement of one’s life and lifestyle, or it could induce one to harm the object of their desire; or to wrest the coveted article by violent or criminal means.Rancorous feelings toward someone emanating from envy and/or jealousy of that person, or greed and covetousness for the possessions of someone else, can lead to situations of conflict that could very well be avoided if one tries to be content with his/her lot and endeavour for their own upward mobility through their own efforts.Envy, greed, jealousy, covetousness are bitter fruits of discontent that could poison one’s entire life and inhibit one’s capacity for enjoyment of life and the zeal to achieve to one’s optimum potential for personal growth and development. Even worse, the innocent victims of their desires are the collateral damage of their egomania and psychoses.
Instead, the ‘Flying Singh’ has maintained he will retain his current Kabras Sugar Racing Mitsubishi Evolution 10 as he plots yet another title defense.Chager first won the KNRC in 2008 in a Subaru N12 then racked-up back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2014.Chager says Evolutions have so far proved very reliable on Kenya’s rugged terrains hitherto regarded as the toughest on the continent’s racing arena.Chager and his partner Ravi Soni retained the KNRC title in Naivasha last month for the second year running despite retiring on the season-ending KCB Guru Nanak Rally, where they had earlier stopped to say sorry to a crestfallen Carl “Flash” Tundo after his early retirement.“So many people have asked me whether I am planning to acquire S2000 but to be very honest, I’m still very skeptical about this. I’m not really sure if it’s the best decision but again terrains in Kenya are tough and need a very strong car.“The Mitsubishi EVOX has proved to be a very strong car. However, the S2000s are equally very quick as long as they are problem free and so there are pros and cons,” Chager declared.Kabras Sugar Racing Team Manager Anish Chouhan, believes the three Evolutions that also include Tejveer Rai and Onkar Singh Rai will be spectacular next year.“We are going to do a lot of weight savings on the car. S2000s are no threat at all as we beat them in 2014. Tejveer will give teams stiff competition as he has come to grips with the new car.“Chager will be going for his third successive championship victory and Onkar for a strong top three position. We are all very excited about our 2015 participation and I wish the trio all best,” Chouhan stated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, December 29 – Three-time Kenyan national rally champion (KNRC) Baldev Chager has denied he is planning to import a Super 2000 machine for next season.
Laikipia Country Executive Committee Member in charge of Trade, Tourism, Co-operatives and Industrial Development Biwott Tirop said the race will transverse over 8 conservancies with a variety of wildlife including the big five.Supported by the County Government of Laikipia and Destination Laikipia, the race will rev off in Nanyuki and finish in Louniek near Mugie Conservancy but not until tasting the rigours of the picturesque landscape in the wild.The race is open to Two Wheel Drives and 4X4s. It is designed with spectators in mind and indeed some mind-boggling puzzles as the race wears on.Throughout the event there will be safety marshalls who will be on location to guide competitors who stray from the course.In the wake of the energy-sapping race, crews will overnight at Louniek where they will intermingle with the communities in the region.This year’s Laikipia Amateur Fun Race is set to cut across several conservancies and villages on the scenic northern segment of the region covering a gruelling distance of 180km.Ongoing torrential rains are also bound to add a little zest for the third edition of the race with mud-splattering sections sure to treat the race traffic to some scintilating displays.Laikipia Amateur Fun Race has taken place twice and one of the success stories of the project is Community Social Responsibility (CSR) activities where they contribute towards communites’ well-being.The Fun Race has assisted in building a secondary school for the locals who have over the years encountered challenges of acquiring quality education.As part of celebrations to mark the culmination of the race, organisers have arranged for overnight traditional dances with the communities and modern entertainment where participants and locals will be treated to some exhilarating entertainment.“The essence of this annual motor race is to passify the region which has had to contend conflict time and time again. We will be using the race to sensitise communities on the need to coexist.Secondly, the race provides a desirable platform for sports tourism, giving back to the community and indeed making the difference in their lives through CSR activities,” Biwott said, adding: “As a County, we will continue to strengthen the diversity of our quality products in order to achieve our marketing efforts to promote Laikipia as a potential sports hub.In the past few years, we have seen the growing trend of sports enthusiasts seeking a unique competitive moment and indeed a memorable holiday experience in Laikipia, the Fun Race is the answer. Our strategy now is to promote Laikipia as a Sports Dream Destination in the country.”During the launch in Nairobi, Organisers announced the route course. They also stated that the race will be run on 80 % conservancy roads.“On grounds of safety, we have over 100 marshalls deployed to assist spectators and competitors,” said Biwott.Biwott also added that there is a game drive at Mugie Conservancy on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Laikipia Amateur Fun Race set to restore peace amongst warring communities. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 25 – This year’s Laikipia Amateur Fun Race is set to cut across several conservancies and villages on the scenic northern segment of the region covering a gruelling distance of 180km.The race, scheduled to run on November 23, has attracted over 80 car drivers who will navigate through Laikipia’s wild with the noble objective of promoting peaceful co-existence amongst more than 24 tribes living in Laikipia.
Joshua Macharia sent Kenya ahead eight minutes after kick-off, but Namibia touched down a converted try through Pieter Diergaardt in the 17th minute to take the two point lead.Kenya U20 finished second at the 2018 Rugby Africa Barthes Cup South championship in NamibiaHowever, a resilient Chipu levelled matters in the 34th minute thanks to Mark Mutuku’s try before Xavier Bett added the extras for a 12-12 tie.Namibia reclaimed the lead four minutes later when Oderich Mouton went over to hand his side a 17-12 lead at the interval.On resumption, Kenya reduced the deficit courtesy of Bett’s penalty but Namibia could not allow them to narrow the gap as Gershwin Mouton touched down before Diergaardt completed a brace in the 64th minute.Namibia extended the lead after Kenya conceded a penalty and not even a Macharia penalty in the 76th minute could salvage Chipu as Namibia wrapped up the win with a try three minutes to the final whistle.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chipu fall to NamibiaNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 31 – The Kenya rugby Under-20 team’s hopes of winning a first ever African title were thwarted after they fell 37-18 to Namibia in the Barthes South final played on Saturday.Kenya, under the tutelage of Paul Odera, grounded two tries and converted two penalties as Namibia were too strong scoring six tries and one penalty to extend their dominance over Kenya.
Stuart Pearce has urged the Nottingham Forest hierarchy to give the club some stability as they begin their search for a new manager.Dougie Freedman was sacked this weekend after just 13 months in the job.The former Crystal Palace and Bolton boss was axed after leading Forest to a run of just two wins in ten games, with a 3-0 defeat at home to Sheffield Wednesday, a result which left them 14th in the Championship, the final straw for club chiefs.First-team coach Paul Williams has taken over for the rest of the season, and club legend Peace – who has managed the club twice, most recently taking charge last season before Freedman’s appointment – believes chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi needs to oversee a complete change of structure to lift Forest out of their rut.“The club needs a bit of structure, a bit of stability from top to bottom,” Pearce told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“The way the chairman is at the moment, he’s not setting that structure in place to enable that change to happen.“Clubs have got to be built, you can’t just turn up and all of a sudden [something happens].“It’s a shame, it saddens me to see Forest in this way. I’ve been very close to it recently on the inside and am acutely aware, probably more than most, of the potential problems at the club.“And until you address those problems, until you build a football club from the bottom, you’ll get what is happening to them now.“The bottom line is that a real building process needs to be put into place there. The club needs addressing from top to bottom I’m afraid.“There are other teams who are going to out-gun Forest each year until they establish a better structure to take the club forward.” 1 Former Nottingham Forest captain and manager Stuart Pearce
Business Boot Camp are seeking young entrepreneurs for the third wave of the highly successful Business Boot Camp Programme.Businesses based in County Donegal will be eligible to participate.The programme also runs in the Council areas of Belfast, North Down, Lisburn, Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus, and participants will have a chance to meet businesses from these areas. The programmes has been described by past participants as hugely beneficial in terms of growing your business and developing and learning business skills and techniques.This cross- border programme is funded through the European Regional Development Fund under the INTERREG IVA Programme.What is the Business Bootcamp Programme?The Business Boot Camp Programme is a results-focused and practical programme which aims to provide practical assistance to young entrepreneurs to consolidate and grow their businesses [despite the current adverse economic conditions.] The Boot Camp Growth Programme is aimed at young entrepreneurs who have been trading for at least 6 months and who are 16 – 35 years old.The programme aims to offer flexible and tailored business support to young owner-managers whose businesses are based in County Donegal and the COMET region.It will help participants to:Adopt Best Practice business ideas.Manage their businesses more effectively. Plan for the future with confidence.Develop the skills and the confidence to achieve business growth.The programme is therefore designed to provide young entrepreneurs with the tools, the confidence and the expertise to really maximise the potential of their businesses.What will the Programme involve? There are 4 distinct but interlinked elements to the Business Boot Camp Growth Programme. These are:How long will the Programme run for?We understand the time pressures that face all owner-managers. The Programme is therefore spread over a 6 month period starting in June 2014.Indicative dates are:Date Times Event Location (TBC)24 June 2014 11am – 1pm Information Event COLAB, Letterkenny25th June 2014 11am-1pm7.30-9.30pm Information EventInformation Event Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs09 July 2014 9.30am – 3pm Workshop 1Gearing up to grow your business Killybegs10 September 2014 9.30am – 2pm Workshop 2 – Understanding the Market place Killybegs*25/26 September OR 2/3 October 2014 9.30am Thursday to 4pm Friday Residential Coleraine*22 October 9.30am – 2.30pm Workshop 3 – Selling Skills Killybegs*NOV TBC 9.30am – 4pm Best Practice Visits to existing successful businesses TBC26 November 2014 9.30am – 2.30pm Workshop 4 – Managing Costs in a small business17 January 2015 9.30am – 2.30pm Workshop 5 – How to keep key Customers Killybegs*11 February 2015 9.30am – 2.30pm Workshop 6 – Marketing on a Shoestring and Using Social Media Killybegs** Provisional locations – These locations can be changed depending on the participants’ preference.How much does it cost to secure a place on Business Bootcamp?The Programme is FREE to you assuming that:1. Your business is based in County Donegal or the COMET region [Belfast City Council, Lisburn, Castlereagh Borough Council, Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey or North Down]2. You have been trading for longer than 6 months.3. You are aged between 16 – 35 at the start of the Programme.Who should apply?YOU should apply if you want to:1. Address constraints to growth within your business.2. Grow / develop your business.3. Out-perform your competitors.4. Learn from experts in the field of SME and micro enterprise development.Interested …?Please contact Patricia Keane at email@example.com or 074 9724420/0863165820 for an application pack.Completed application forms need to be returned to us by 12:00pm on Monday 30th June 2014.We will assess your application and will be in contact soon afterwards.Please note: If your application is successful, you must be available for the first workshop on Wednesday 9th July 2014.BUSINESS BOOT CAMP CAN TURN THAT IDEA INTO A REALITY FOR ENTREPRENEURS was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessBusiness Boot CampEntrepreneursFeaturesnewsProgramme
The Feb. 4 riot that began the current siege of trouble in the jail system involved as many as 2,000 inmates. In addition to the death, dozens were injured. Since then, smaller fights along racial lines have broken out at the Pitchess Detention Center and other jail facilities. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sheriff’s officials worked Monday to transfer hundreds of county jail inmates to the state corrections system after continuing racial brawls led to the second inmate death this month. About 200 inmates, mostly parole violators and those awaiting transfer to state prison, have already been moved out, and 400 more were expected to be transferred this week, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department official said. “We are in the process of getting all the prisoners we can out of here and into the state prison system,” said Marc Klugman of the department, who heads of the nation’s largest jail system. A 38-year-old black inmate collapsed and died Sunday after a fight between four Latinos and two blacks in a six-man cell at the downtown Men’s Central Jail. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Another black inmate had been killed Feb. 4 in racial fighting at the Pitchess Detention Center’s North Facility in Castaic. Racial trouble continued Sunday at the Pitchess Detention Center, with two large scuffles between blacks and Hispanics, officials said. At a news conference Monday, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he worries that racial violence in the jails could spread to the streets of Los Angeles. He said he had called Sheriff Lee Baca over the weekend and offered to mediate or negotiate a truce inside the jails. “I am concerned that this can go beyond the borders of the jails,” Villaraigosa said. “I think we should all be concerned about that, and clearly there are some important issues that we have to address. I think that part of why these things happen are not just the racial animus, but there are larger social ills here.” The county jail system, which held 18,425 inmates as of Monday morning, remained on lockdown, with restricted inmate movement inside the jails and a loss of privileges like visiting rights.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Heimler is one of a growing number of homeowners who say it’s pretty easy being green, thanks to new environmentally friendly products at most home improvement stores, environmental design consultants, green-building support groups and financial incentives for energy- and water-efficient projects. And as a result, green-building advocacy groups say they’re seeing many new converts. When Eco-Home Network founder Julia Russell began offering tours of green homes in 1988, most of the folks were interested in environmental issues, but weren’t planning their own projects. But more homeowners have been taking advantage of low interest rates to refinance their mortgages for cash to remodel. In Los Angeles County, homeowners spent nearly $2 billion in 2005 to remodel their homes, compared with $1.2 billion in 2002. And Russell says most of the participants in her home tours now want green ideas for their remodels. “It is still more of an effort to get the green materials,” Russell said. “But more people are beginning to understand it’s a good investment of their time, energy and money if it’s a little more expensive. “It not only protects the environment but their own health and family.” A growing number of options have emerged to help homeowners find materials and learn more information. At the Green Building Resources Center in Santa Monica the walls are lined with samples of flooring, paints, woods and other recycled or sustainable building materials. Operated by nonprofit Global Green USA and the city of Santa Monica, the storefront center is one of a kind in Los Angeles and offers workshops, advice, a database of contractors and information on financial incentives or rebates from power utilities and water companies for going green. When the center opened in April 2004, coordinator Monica Gilchrist saw just five to 10 clients a day, and she had to seek out building professionals interested in green building. Now she gets 20 to 40 walk-ins a day and said builders come to her and ask, “What do we do?” For Heimler, an architect, the overhaul of his home was done one project at a time over 12 years. He chose to keep the house relatively small – 1,900 square feet – which requires less energy, uses less building material and conserves open space. Concerned that buildings consume 65 percent of electricity produced in the United States, Heimler cut his home energy consumption in half. He installed 5 kilowatts of solar panels using a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rebate. Inside, he used dimmer lights, energy-efficient appliances and light fixtures, and a tankless water heater that warms water only when you need it. It also has a timer to shut down the heater when it’s not needed. His wife, Cynthia, is a landscape architect, so she reduced the lawn and installed an intelligent irrigation system designed to water according to the plants’ needs. Now, the hillside automatically gets less water and the roses get more. For the woodsy cabin feel, Heimler used knotty pine paneling that is certified sustainably grown, meaning the wood was logged under environmental guidelines. The home’s foundation is recycled concrete, with nails and steel framing also made from recycled metal. The drywall is made from recycled gypsum. The Trex composite deck is created from recycled plastic grocery bags and wood waste. All construction waste from the remodel also was recycled. While Heimler admits he splurged on imported bathroom tile – because it was just what he and his wife wanted – he notes that the creamy porcelain was fired in a super energy-efficient plant in Italy. “The first thing is you put what you want in the house. You never put what is environmental first because you’ll never be happy with it,” he said. “Do what you want and make it integrate with the environment.” Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 firstname.lastname@example.org BEING GREEN For information about the Eco-Home Network, visit www.ecohome.org. The group will tour James Heimler’s Woodland Hills home from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (323) 662-5207 for reservations. For information about green buildings, Global Green and the city of Santa Monica have a Green Building Resource Center at 2218 Main St., Santa Monica. Visit www.globalgreen.org/gbrc or call (310) 452-7677. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – At first glance, James Heimler’s 1946 house looks like a classic, woodsy cabin. But look closer and you’ll see that the architect has turned his lodge into a “green” home, refitted with energy-efficient appliances, recycled building materials, and low or nontoxic paints and finishes. “It doesn’t look state of the art. It doesn’t feel state of the art, but in reality it is state of the art,” said Heimler, who will open his home Sunday to an Eco-Home Network tour. “I’m hoping that people can see that you can do things environmentally and it can still have character. It doesn’t have to be all boxes and clean lines.”
Yesterday evening around 6:30 pm, Fred Moss, 50, from Louisville, KY, but a frequent visitor to the Scottsburg area, was walking east across U.S. #31 in Scottsburg at Cherry Street.As he was walking in the south bound lane, a 1999 maroon Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, driven by Lucas Petty, 23, from Scottsburg, struck him in the roadway.After Moss was struck, he was knocked into the north bound lanes, still in the roadway, where another vehicle, a white 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by, Travis Riley, 37, from Seymour, IN, struck him again. U.S. #31 was closed for approximately two hours while the investigation was completed. Indiana State Police Re-constructionists were called to the scene to assist in the investigation of the crash.After it is completed it will then be forwarded to the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office for review. The Scottsburg City Police, Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Scottsburg Fire Department, Scott County Coroner’s Office and Scott County E.M.S. all assisted at the scene. Moss was pronounced deceased at the scene. No further information is available at this time.