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Police in Linden, Region 10, have swooped down on an illegal mining operation up the Demerara River, and have detained several persons.This publication understands that a number of Brazilians, along with others, including two female cooks, were taken into custody on Saturday following intervention by Linden Municipal Councillor Lennox Gasper and other officials of Linden and Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).A Policeman checking the passport of one of the miners (Photo courtesy of Lennox Gasper)Councillor Gasper indicated that following reports, he and Regional Executive Officer Orrin Gordon intercepted what is believed to be an attempt to commence mining in the upper reaches of the Demerara River.According to them, “they had permission to do mining up in the river. However, after speaking with the man (in charge), I asked him quite clearly if it’s mining they’re doing or just dredge they’re dredging the river, but then we understand that it was mining,” Gasper stated.Gasper said he enquired from Gordon if anyone had received permission to conduct any such operation in the Demerara River, and the response was in the negative. “I said to him (the man in charge), ‘Did you get your EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) assessment and all of that to go ahead with it?’ He wasn’t sure what I meant. Well, he’s Brazilian,” the Councillor related.Gasper said he later alerted Regional Chairman Renis Morian, who then called in the Police. The Police have since shut down the operations.“Upon investigation, we recognised that not only they did not — based on the records presented — get permission to mine in the Demerara River, but some passports will be expiring in as short as three days. And they didn’t provide any work permit. So the Police eventually detained all of them,” Gasper told this publication.He said that in order for those persons to pass the Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge, they would have had to dismantle the roof of their dragger. And they were in the process of reconstructing it at the back of the Watooka Complex when the team confronted them. According to Gasper, persons were aware that the group had been operating under the pretense of transporting parts of a dredge to dredge the Kwakwani River to assist in flood relief efforts. (Utamu Belle)
Culture of tolerance of violence must change through education – Help and ShelterCulture of tolerance of violence must change through education – Help and Shelter
Help and Shelter has called for national sensitisation programmes to be held on gender issues as the body believes it can play a major role in addressing gender equality and gender discrimination.Help and Shelter representative,Danuta RadzikThe lobbying efforts were made by representative from the organisation, Danuta Radzik at a recent European Union Forum to tackle domestic violence against women and girls.According to her, between November 1995 and September 2018, some 11,768 clients were counselled of which 9710 were women and girls. In addition, about 1600 adult women, children and Trafficking in Persons survivors were housed from 2006 to 2018.Radzik noted, “Help and Shelter believes that the culture of tolerance of violence must and can be changed through education.Needed is a nationwide sensitisation and awareness programme on gender and root causes of sexual and gender-based violence which challenges gender stereotypes, addresses gender inequality and gender discrimination and builds skills for equality, equity, respectful relationships and peaceful conflict resolution,” the representative explained.She further went to on say that the programme should not be a “one size fits all” but rather include creative and multimedia approaches which are pretested, diverse, modern, culturally sensitive, appropriate and effective for different target groups such as women, youths, men and even the Lesbian, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, faith-based organisations as well as the urban, rural and hinterland populations.The Private Sector, according to her, must play a role in the sensitisation process as they too can assist with billboard messages among others.It was on that note that Radzik said the education system must not be excluded in the process. “The education/school system emphasis must be shifted from a preoccupation with just academics to expand the teaching of life skills preparing children to be productive, responsible citizens with the skills and knowledge to live healthy, violence-free lives, free from exploitation and abuse”.The lobbyist alluded to the Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) programme which is taught in schools. She said that the programme needs to be re-evaluated and revised for maximum effectiveness.In addition, she asserted that the National Gender Policy when finalised may be another alternative for Government and civil-society engagements.
Aston Villa’s new owners branded ‘autograph hunters’ over Henry pursuitAston Villa’s new owners branded ‘autograph hunters’ over Henry pursuit
2 Could Thierry Henry be set to take over from Steve Bruce at Aston Villa? 2 The Arsenal legend has been linked with replacing Steve Bruce as manager at Villa Park, with new majority shareholders Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens set to meet with the boss on Wednesday to discuss his future.The news has not gone down well with many in the Midlands.Club legend Lee Hendrie has told talkSPORT it would be a ‘crying shame’ if Bruce was given the boot by his new bosses, while former Villa striker Darren Bent also urged the club to stick with the experienced boss.Midlands football correspondent Tom Ross joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday morning to discuss the latest news on the Bruce and Henry speculation.And he said, for him, the whole scenario proved that football is ‘morally bankrupt from top to bottom’.He said: “Steve Bruce inherited a club that was in a shambles financially and got them to within one game of the Premier League. getty Will Bruce be waving goodbye to Aston Villa this week? “I think there needs to be some loyalty there to a man of Steve’s class, because his record of getting teams out [of the Championship] is excellent“But you know, there are new owners who are basically autograph hunters.“Thierry Henry has been one of the game’s great players, but he’s only played with great players and he’s only coached great players at Belgium.“How is he going to work out in the Championship, a league he knows nothing about, dealing with Championship players who don’t think like him, even?“It’s going to be an interesting scenario but for me it highlights how the game really is morally bankrupt from top to bottom.” Aston Villa’s new billionaire owners have been branded ‘autograph hunters’ for their reported pursuit of Thierry Henry. 😠 “The game is morally bankrupt from top to bottom.”🖊️ “The new owners are basically autograph hunters.”@talkSPORT’s midlands correspondent Tom Ross [@TheGoalZone] speaks passionately about the current situation at #AVFC 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/lDBg1pLyqp— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) July 25, 2018
CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS FLEE RAMELTON AFTER PUBLIC PRESSURECONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS FLEE RAMELTON AFTER PUBLIC PRESSURE
Two convicted sex-offenders have left Ramelton following public pressure and concerns over their presence in the area.The two sex offenders left Ramelton last weekend but one is understood to have returned.The two men, who were sharing the same house, left the area under cover of darkness on Saturday night.The men are from East Donegal but are understood to have connections with Ramelton. Both men had served prison sentences for sex offences in the past.However Donegal Daily has learned that despite leaving the house on Saturday night, one of the men has been returning to the area.Locals have expressed concerns over the presence of the man and Gardai have been monitoring the situation.Members of the public have contacted public representatives who have, in turn, spoken to Gardai about the public’s concern. There are many young families living in close proximity to where the men had been staying.One local resident said “It was bad enough that they were here in the first place and we knew nothing about it.“It was a relief when they left but now there are suggestions they are coming back and forth to this house.“We don’t want these type of people settling in our community where there are hundreds of youngsters.“Monitoring these people is no good. We know how under-resourced the Gardai are. “We need these people moved on for good from our area.”CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS FLEE RAMELTON AFTER PUBLIC PRESSURE was last modified: March 11th, 2015 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:donegalfledGardaiRameltonSex offenders
McHugh: Tourism “thriving” as Donegal scoops another tourism accoladeMcHugh: Tourism “thriving” as Donegal scoops another tourism accolade
Donegal TD Joe McHugh has welcomed another tourism accolade for Donegal after the Wild Atlantic Way was named as one of the world’s ultimate road trips.Travel bible Lonely Planet also named the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland in its new publication ‘Epic Drives of the World’.“Once again the Wild Atlantic Way, an initiative of a Fine Gael led Government and championed by colleagues Leo Varadkar and Michael Ring, has been recognised by the travel industry,” said Minister McHugh. “More and more tourists are coming to Ireland and the latest figures have shown another increase on last year.“In Donegal we are seeing the increasing number of tourists from overseas, particularly from mainland Europe and North America and our tourism industry continues to thrive.“This week another documentary on Donegal is being filmed for broadcast to millions of viewers in the United States this year.“I am delighted that the Lonely Planet has recognised the Wild Atlantic Way in its latest publication. “It follows the National Geographic magazine publication this month with a special edition on Donegal, named by the publication as the Coolest Place to Visit on the Planet.”Minister McHugh added: “I want to commend all those working so hard in our tourism industry throughout the country.“I know our own tourism offering in the county from Sliabh Liag to Glenveagh to Malin Head and everywhere in between is really setting us apart and making Ireland and Donegal the number one choice for so many tourists from around the world.”McHugh: Tourism “thriving” as Donegal scoops another tourism accolade was last modified: August 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:joe mc hughlonely planettop drivesWild Atlantic Way
5 February 2013 The government is ready to work with mining to build a South African industry that is “resurgent, resilient and able to function successfully to its full potential,” Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu told delegates at the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Tuesday. More than 7 500 delegates, representing 1 800 international companies, are in South Africa this week to discuss mining interests in Africa, at a time when the local industry is struggling in the face of labour disputes, rising costs and slowing demand due to a stagnant global economy. Shabangu reassured investors that the country was open for business, while calling on mining companies to work with the government to transform the industry for long-term social and economic sustainability.‘Partnerships premised on trust’ “We cannot over-emphasize the importance of partnerships premised on trust, shared vision, and confidence. These partnerships must include workers as an integral part of the entirety of the mining value chain.” Shabangu noted that the ruling African National Congress’s (ANC’s) elective conference in Mangaung in December had confirmed that nationalising South Africa’s mines was “not an option for our country”, adding that the government was fully aware of the reality that mineral development “cannot happen unless capital is invested by the private sector. “There is room for both private and public returns. Indeed, these are interdependent.” At the same, the minister said, the industry had to work with the government in addressing the underlying socio-economic realities that resulted in the violence and tragic loss of life at the Marikana platinum mine in Rustenburg, North West province in August 2012.Transformation ‘a business imperative’ “The country and the industry cannot afford the prospect of another Marikana,” Shabangu said. Transformation was therefore not just a moral but also a business imperative, and should not be “reduced to a compliance issue”. “Ours is a nation endowed with a young population and workforce, the envy of many others. In order for us to leverage the population dividend for the growth of the economy generally and the mining industry specifically, we need to work collectively to design responsive skills development interventions.” Shabangu noted that the number of mines in South Africa had grown from 993 in 2004 to almost 1 600 today, while the revenue they generated grew in nominal terms from R98-billion to R370-billion by the end of 2011, and employment grew from just under 449 000 to 530 000 in June 2012. “This performance is factual and demonstrates the vibrant nature of the South African mining sector, which continues to provide opportunities for both local and international investment. “We will continue to ensure that an enabling environment is created, while at the same time developing an environment that is responsive to the changing global economic environment and the dynamism of the contemporary mining industry.” The minister said the government’s massive infrastructure programme, launched last year by President Jacob Zuma, was demonstration of the government’s commitment to unlocking the country’s mineral potential. “I invite you to walk with us on this journey of partnership to build a mining industry of the future which will give practical meaning to our assertion that Africa’s time has come.” SAinfo reporter
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. When it’s time to cover wall sheathing with a water-resistive barrier (WRB), most residential builders choose plastic housewrap, asphalt felt, building paper, or rigid foam sheathing. Some commercial builders, however, choose a fifth option: a liquid-applied building wrap.Liquid-applied WRBs come in a bucket and are applied to wall sheathing or concrete blocks with a roller or a spray rig. These products cure to form a tenacious, flexible coating that seals small cracks and penetrations.Although liquid-applied WRBs cost more than housewrap, they also perform better. Once cured, these rubbery coatings have a major advantage over housewrap or asphalt felt: they provide a very high level of airtightness. While the cured films are highly resistant to water penetration, they are fairly permeable to water vapor. In other words, a wall coated with a liquid-applied WRB can still dry to the exterior.For builders who prefer to establish a home’s air barrier at the sheathing layer, liquid-applied WRBs are a good alternative to Zip System sheathing.The Sto Corporation was the first manufacturer to develop a liquid-applied WRB (StoGuard) that is vapor-permeable. Released in 2000, StoGuard remains the market leader. Sto’s competitors include W. R. Grace (the manufacturer of Perm-A-Barrier VP), Henry Company (the manufacturer of Air Bloc 31), DuPont Tyvek (the manufacturer of the Fluid Applied WB System), and Tremco (the manufacturer of Enviro-Dri). GBA’s review of Enviro-Dri was published in July 2012.I’ll take an in-depth look at two of these products — the ones manufactured by Sto and DuPont.According to the ICC Evaluation Service, StoGuard is an acceptable alternative to water-resistive barriers specified in the International codes. (Manufacturers interesting in getting code approval for a liquid-applied WRB must submit evidence to the ICC-ES that their product complies with AC212, Acceptance Criteria for Water-Resistive Coatings Used as…
Chandigarh stalking case: State BJP rules out Barala’s resignationChandigarh stalking case: State BJP rules out Barala’s resignation
Senior BJP leader Anil Jain, incharge of the party’s Haryana affairs, today ruled out the resignation of its state unit chief Subhash Barala following the arrest of the latter’s son in a stalking case here.“Subhash Barala has nothing to with the Vikas Barala case. The law is taking its own course. There is no reason for Subhash Barala’s resignation,” Mr. Jain said in a statement here.Mr. Jain’s statement ruling out Mr. Subhash’s resignation comes a day after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also said that the BJP state unit chief had “nothing to do with incident”.The opposition has been mounting pressure seeking Mr. Subhash’s resignation on the issue.“Subhash Barala has nothing to do with this incident. It is an individual happening, the accused will face action once found guilty. This is my official stand, this was my stand yesterday and today also this is my stand. After this, on this issue, no question, no answer,” Mr. Khattar had told reporters on Sunday.Mr. Subhash had earlier said that he respects the law and the “truth” will come out through the judicial process.The son of Haryana’s ruling BJP chief was arrested along with his friend for allegedly stalking a woman here.Both the accused, Vikas Barala (23) and Ashish Kumar (27), were released later on bail as they were booked under bailable sections of the IPC and the Motor Vehicles Act, amid a major outcry.The incident came to light when the woman, around 28 years of age, called up the police on Friday night and complained that two youth were chasing her.Meanwhile, Haryana Congress Chief Ashok Tanwar on Monday met the victim and her family at her residence here and assured her of support in fighting the case.A protest march was also taken out here over the incident.“We appreciate the brave girl for standing up to harassment by two men, one of them belonging to an influential family. The whole of Chandigarh stands by her side,” said a citizen.A Congress worker also accused the Chandigarh police of acting under pressure in the stalking case to protect the accused.
Preparations have started across the political spectrum in Rajasthan for the upcoming municipal elections, which are likely to reflect people’s perception about the performance of the Congress government. While the Congress has appointed committees for selection of candidates in the 49 local bodies going to the polls, the Opposition BJP nominated its candidates in Kota and Sikar districts on Monday.Polling for the first round of elections, covering over 2,100 municipal seats, will take place on November 16. AICC general secretary Avinash Pande, who attended a meeting of the Pradesh Congress Committee here on Sunday, said the party would make every effort to touch the maximum number of people and win the polls.Mr. Pande said the municipal elections were important for ground workers of the ruling Congress. PCC president and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said since the people had shown faith in developmental works of the State government, the Congress would “sweep the polls” in the urban local bodies.BJP State president Satish Poonia, who laid the foundation stone of the party’s new office building in Sikar, told reporters that the party workers had assumed charge at the booth level and the local units would release vision documents for development of the respective areas. BJP’s ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, which has won three seats in the State Assembly, has decided to stay away from the municipal elections, after the BJP announced that it had a “strong base” in the urban areas and would contest the polls alone. RLP founder-president Hanuman Beniwal said his party would extend support to individual candidates if the local workers favoured it. “We may also allow a candidate to fight on RLP’s symbol if the majority of party workers in a local body support the move.”‘BSP to contest all seats’The Bahujan Samaj Party has decided to contest all the seats in the local bodies in an attempt to rebuild its organisation after all of its six MLAs switched sides and joined the ruling Congress. The party is finalising candidates in consultation with the district units.