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Vendors call for Town Clerk, Mayor’s removal

first_imgStabroek Market vendors along with the Guyana Vendors Market Union staged a protest in front of City HallProtestors assembled outside City Hall on Fridayon Friday, calling for the removal of the Mayor, Town Clerk and Chief Constable.Scores of vendors picketed City Hall, calling for the removal of Town Clerk, Royston King, Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Chief Constable Andrew Foo from their posts.They expressed frustration at the recent decision to have them removed from the Stabroek Market Canopy area, claiming that they were not consulted – a frequent habit.One vendor vented her frustration to Guyana Times, stating that they need urgent discussions with King: “We want talks with City Council, with Royston King because they are hiding and they are denying the union; we need to have talks, they need to have on the table discussions with the vendors.”President of the Guyana Vendors Market Union, Eon Andrews, told this publication that the protest was prompted due to the many empty promises made by the Mayor and Town Clerk.He further questioned the authenticity of the promises to build a more modernised market to facilitate vending: “There was a structure that was presented to this council and to the city to be built behind of Stabroek where that wharf is deteriorated and now we are not hearing anything about it, so I think that it is a lot of talks. Unless the leaders at City Hall aren’t removed, then there will be nothing that will change because they have no vision,” he said.President of the Guyana Trades Union Congress, Russell Gonsalves also joined the protest in support of the vendors and questioned the Town Clerk’s refusal to engage in discussions with the Market Union. Gonsalves declared: “My question is why is it that the town clerk don’t want to meet with the head of the union for discussions as it relates to going forward; because you can’t just move people out of the roadway where they are accustomed to plying their trade.”Other vendors told this publication that they feel victimised by the Chief Constable, Andrew Foo, especially after a rifle was found under the Stabroek Market Canopy some days ago.last_img read more

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Bush re-elected to National Corn Board

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Anthony Bush of Mt. Gilead was re-elected to serve on the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) board for a three-year term during Corn Congress.Bush is a 4th generation grain farmer with years of experience working on behalf of corn and agriculture.“I am honored to continue my service to this industry that is so important to my family and our country,” Bush said. “I have been blessed with two kids that wish to pursue careers in agriculture, and they are the driving force behind my service here at NCGA.  It is their passion that inspires me to get involved and make a difference.”During his three-year term, he will combine hands-on leadership experience that he has gained from his current and past leadership experiences.  Bush serves as the NCGA finance committee chair and is a board member of the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association.  Bush is also past chairman of the NCGA Public Policy Action Team.Bush was elected during Corn Congress, a national policy meeting where farmer delegates of the respective corn state associations discuss grassroots policy.  Corn Congress allows farmers to speak directly with representation in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. This year the major area of focus included: ethanol, public policy, production and stewardship, trade policy and biotechnology, research and business development, and grower services.The NCGA Corn Board is 15 members board representing America’s corn industry charged with implementing the policies that guide the organization to best serve U.S. corn farmers. Board members represent the federation of state organizations, and acts as spokesmen to enhance the organization’s public standing.last_img read more

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“La dent du Turc” GC1PP6C GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 18, 2011

first_img SharePrint RelatedLair GC5D2D GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 21, 2012May 21, 2012In “Community”Cova Tancada – GC1ZW11 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 15, 2012November 15, 2012In “Community”TIN MAN – GC3JAY4 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 18, 2012October 18, 2012In “Community” View from near grounds zero of GC1PP6C“La dent du Turc” GC1PP6C translates into English as “Turk’s Tooth.” The rugged rock ridge erupts from the French countryside. Franky84 hide the cache some 400 meters above sea-level back in 2009. The difficulty 2, terrain 5 geocache has already garnered 9 Geocaching.com Favorite Points.Relaxing after logging a smileyThe cache page is written in both French and English and warns adventurers about the terrain.  There’s also some advice. Franky84 writes, “If you’ve never been up there. Try this cache! You will never forget it.” More than 30 people have logged a “Found it” on La dent du Turc.Geocachers use their log entries to thank the cache owner for taking them to a new vista. One geocacher writes, “This was a great challenge for me. And I made it to the top . Thanks for this great cache.”This Geocache of the Week was chosen from suggestions on the Geocaching.com Facebook page.Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Ground zero for “La dent du Turc” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Sindhu and Srikanth out, Satwik-Chirag make first French Open semi-finals

first_imgIndia’s singles campaign in French Open came to a screeching halt as the country’s top three shuttlers crashed out of the tournament on the same day, one by one. Men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are now the only Indians in the tournament in Paris.Satwik and Chirag completely outplayed their senior compatriots Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy 21-17, 21-11 in just 31 minutes to march into the semi-finals of the tournament on a day that was largely disappointing for India with Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu being shown the door.This is a first French Open semi-final for the young duo of Satwik and Chirag, who have been showing a consistent progress on the circuit in the past year or so.Earlier in the year, Satwik and Chirag also won a historic silver medal in men’s doubles at the Commonwealth Games to stamp their class on the badminton circuit.Even as the young duo have made it remarkably into the semi-finals, they have an uphill task ahead as they face world No.1 and Denmark Open winners last week Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia.Young doubles duo, @satwiksairaj & @Shettychirag04 outplay compatriot @AtriManu & @buss_reddy 21-17;21-11 to storm into the semis of #FrenchOpenSuper750.This will be te first time a doubles pair has reached the semis.Well done boys! Give your best. #IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/4Q0aZnj6wbBAI Media (@BAI_Media) October 26, 2018Satwik-Chriag have met Gideon-Sukamuljo twice this year in the Asian Games 2018 for Team event and Indonesia Open 2018 early in the year. While Satwik-Chirag lost in straight games in Indonesia, they managed to take the world No.1 pair to three games in the Asian Games before losing out in a close encounter in 48 minutes.advertisementSINDHU, SRIKANTH OUTIn a strange singles day for India, all the Indians in contention proved to be no match for their opponents as Saina, Sindhu and Srikanth all lost to their opponents in straight games in Paris.Saina’s was the first Indian singles match of the day, where she went down to world No.1 and Denmark Open winner Tai Tzu Ying 20-22, 11-21 to bow out of the tournament.YONEX FRENCH OPEN 2018 | Badminton MS – QF – Highlights #badminton #HSBCBWFbadminton pic.twitter.com/Dl1OjMt95IBWF (@bwfmedia) October 26, 2018Next up was Kidambi Srikanth against Kento Momota, who is currently ranked No.1 in the world and won the Denmark Open last week. Srikanth failed to stretch Momota and went down 16-21, 19-21 in 52 minutes.Srikanth initially had the lead in both games as Momota looked like settling into the match. However, once Momota got into his own, Srikanth simply found it difficult to counter him and find answers.Momota comfortable took the first game even as the second game was more of a battle.Srikanth once again was in the lead at the start of the game but Momota display his array of strokes and stormed right back in the game to level at 7-7 and then absolutely raced ahead, leaving Srikanth gasping for break, trying to figure out where he was going wrong.Srikanth was at the brink of defeated trailing 10-17. However, Srikanth suddenly found his touch, patient play and attacking accuracy while Momota began to make errors as a run of nine straight points saw Srikanth take a 19-17 lead.Right when it looked like Srikanth might take the match to the decider, he made two sloppy errors to let Momota level again at 19-19 and Momota then took the match away with an absolutely brilliant defensive stroke to cap his performance.PV Sindhu was the last player to take the court on Friday and simply failed to gain any ground against China’s He Bingjiao and went down meekly 13-21, 16-21 in just 40 minutes.YONEX FRENCH OPEN 2018 | Badminton WS – QF – Highlights #badminton #HSBCBWFbadminton pic.twitter.com/W7q8AYQRYNBWF (@bwfmedia) October 26, 2018Bingjiao put on display her repertoire of deceptive strokes and instinctive play and Sindhu simply struggled to find her footing against the deception that the Chinese put behind the shuttle.Even though Sindhu did manage to show some delightful attacking badminton every now and then, Bingjiao largely controlled the match and that showed on the scoreline.With the loss, Sindhu has now lost her second straight match to Bingjiao and trails 5-7 in their overall head-to-head record. They earlier met in the Indonesia Open this year, where Sindhu lost in straight games as well.advertisementlast_img read more

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How a mothers weight influences childs BMI

first_imgBonnie babies, tiny tots, good things come in small sizes, petite cute baby, he/she looks exactly like his/her grandma/grandpa – these are some of the words people say when a newborn is born. But despite all these, Indians are obsessed with “big babies” – they expect babies to gain weight and become chubby soon after the birth (if they are not born chubby).According to a study published recently, it has been found that despite the genetic factors, mother’s weight can directly influence a child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) in adolescence. In India, nearly all the consultations about weight gain are ‘a waste of time’ as the babies are perfectly healthy most of the time. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThey are smaller because of mothers’ BMI and anemia at the time of pregnancy. Generally the BMI (Body Mass Index) of Indian mothers range anywhere between 16 to 22 – where as most mothers in the western world have a BMI of 20 to 26. (And naturally bigger parents make bigger babies. The size of the baby is determined by the genetics, parental health status and epigenetics. Malnutrition in parents (whether micro or macro nutrient deficiency) can also cause smaller babies. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardHowever, being heavier, with a raised body mass index (BMI), does make it more likely that you’ll be affected by certain complications. In India, we need to scale up efforts to reduce the number of babies born with Low Birth Weight (LBW). Low birth weight is a consequence of being born too small or too early. Babies born small for gestational age (SGA) are at increased risk of death as well as developmental and behavioural problems in childhood. Children who are LBW & SGA, if suddenly grow their BMI, tend to increase disproportionately leading to ‘Foetal Origins of Adult Disease (FOAD)’ – predisposing these people to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, hypertension and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Low BMI and malnutrition in the mothers is not good, so there is an urgent need for the public health system to take this matter seriously and educate the population about the importance of diet and save our future generation. (Inputs by Dr Kishore Kumar, Chairman and Neonatologist, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Bangalore)last_img read more