Self-hate…

first_img…and insulting IndiaPart of the problem with some Guyanese is: they’re so consumed with self-hate they just can’t imagine that folks who may look like them can achieve anything and are confident. They therefore put down their own and exalt ones who’re different who oppress them. Just look at Nagamootoo’s — in charge of “Information” in this Government — Director of Public Information (DPI), I. Khan. He’s now broadened his attack from the Indian Ambassador to the entire Indian Government!And the Government spokesmen — including Ramjattan, Chairman of the AFC — insist their DPI isn’t speaking for the Government; he’s speaking on his own personal behalf!! This even though he’s posting his vituperations on his Facebook page that identifies him prominently as the DPI!! Does anybody really believe the folks who follow Khan’s postings do so for his looks?While “free speech” is protected, it does not cover a Government employee who’s OVERTLY in charge of the country’s PUBLIC information. It is disingenuous for the Government to hold up this fig leaf in defence of their official’s attack on a country that has been in Guyana’s corner even before its independence.This Eyewitness is totally convinced PM Nagamootoo’s behind these attacks: HIS silence on his employee’s attacks speaks volumes.When the President’s PR person made some outrageous remarks in a hacked “private” Facebook post, he didn’t defend the outburst on the basis of “free speech”. He investigated the incident, and said there was “no malice” when the statement was made. The President at least understood that public officials just can’t say whatever they want and get away with it under the “free speech” get-out-of-jail card!But your Eyewitness returns to the self-hate of Nagamootoo that is fuelling his flunkey’s attack on a budding world power. The latter fact was acknowledged by Khan, since he posted a news item saying just that! People like Nagamootoo just can’t accept that India can amount to anything simply because THEY’VE never amounted to anything. Just look at how he’s allowed himself to become the doormat of APNU!! Where’s the self-respect? So while he’ll attack India, he’ll never order his flunkey to directly take on the President of the US for calling Haiti and several countries “shitholes”. He sees himself as one!!The sad point of Khan’s attacks is that they’re based on “fake news”. First, he claimed India invited Jamaica’s AG, so why not Guyanese Ministers — presumably like Nagamootoo. After being informed that in Jamaica the AG is NOT a Minister, he now asks if the PPP and UNC were in office, whether India would have impose the Ministerial bar!!Does the DPI know that Mauritius has at least 14 PIO Ministers who were barred? Wanker!!…and MLK’s answerToday, the US commemorates “Martin Luther King’s Day” for many reasons. We usually hear about his struggle for civil rights for African Americans based on non-violence pioneered by Gandhi in South Africa. But that was a struggle against “negative freedom” — to cast off chains on others from OUTSIDE.But MLK also preached the doctrine of “positive freedom” — the need for those oppressed people to achieve their human potential through self-belief and self-development.  In the year before his assassination, MLK gave one of his most powerful speeches on this subject to some black schoolchildren in the American South. Nagamootoo and his lackey should listen to this speech and integrate the message into their lives.While colonials invented racism to justify slavery of Africans, they conjured up a “chain of being” that placed all other “races” – Chinese, Indians, Amerindians etc in descending order — with European whites, like Norwegians, at the top of the pinnacle.MLK preached that non-whites — like Nagamootoo and his lackey — should reject that idea.And they’ll see India and Africa in a new light!…and angerThe most insidious element in self-hate in that the colonised subjects are the aforementioned projection of the hate to those who may be successful.And it’s not confined to those in other countries!!last_img read more

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NCAA: Final 4-bound Letran stops Perpetual

first_imgLATEST STORIES “I told him that I will not use him anymore. He probably got scared and played his usual game,’’ said Letran coach Boni Tan in Filipino after the Knights notched their 11th win in 17 games, a record that already merited a semifinal spot.The Knights were actually in control right from the get-go with Jerrick Balanza, Fran Yu and Edson Batiller taking turns at attacking the rim.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Even seldom-used center Christian Balagasay contributed heavily to neutralize Perpetual’s Ben Adamos and forced the Altas to unleash more shots from afar instead of driving it hard in the paint.“We want to be in peak form in time for the semifinals. I really went all-out in this game,’’ said Ular, who happily surpassed Tan’s target of 15 rebounds every game. Already out of contention with an identical 4-11 record with the Arellano Chiefs, the Altas leaned on Edgar Charcos and Jielo Razon who scored 15 points apiece.LETRAN 88—Balanza 18, Balagasay 18, Ular 17, Yu 14, Batiller 6, Caralipio 6, Ambohot 3, Mina 3, Reyson 2, Muyang 1, Pambid 0, Guarino 0, Javillonar 0, Sangalang 0.PERPETUAL 69—Charcos 15, Razon 15, Peralta 13, Aurin 11, Adamos 10, Giussani 5, Barasi 0, Tamayo 0, Martel 0, Cuevas 0, Lanoy 0, Sevilla 0, Lucero 0.Quarters: 22-16, 50-30, 68-53, 88-69.ADVERTISEMENT Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption View comments Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdowncenter_img No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ MOST READ Under Armour Philippines 3×3 basketball clinic equips next generation Filipino basketball enthusiasts Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines–Rugged forward Ato Ular showed up in his usual lethal self by controlling the boards to help the Letran Knights defeat the Perpetual Altas, 88-69, Friday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.Ular had 17 points and 16 rebounds, nine of them on the offensive end, in an assertive performance that the Knights missed in their past two encounters.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Lagunalast_img read more

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Interpersonal violence remains unacceptably high

first_imgDear Editor,The recent spate of violence perpetrated on citizens in Guyana, in particular against women and children, compels the Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) to once again unfortunately have to publicly voice its extreme concern.It seems to be no longer the exception but rather the norm to several times a week be apprised of violence being experienced and perpetrated on persons in most dramatic and heinous ways. Examples that may be identified are: the death of the teenager Leonard Archibald and the alleged surrounding circumstances; the tragic beating death of a school teacher; and alleged shooting-suicide by a young Policeman.Some members of our society appear to have become so intemperate towards each other as if intending to outdo each other to paint as terrible an image as possible and inflict maximum pain on the victim. The apparent increase in such a trend suggests that there may be an awakening or existence of a disturbing psyche that no longer values human life nor cares to have one’s behaviour checked by the fear and likelihood of being caught and prosecuted.While the GAWL recognises the efforts of the authorities to curb crime, interpersonal violence remains unacceptably high and its symptoms must be addressed. We urge our fellow Guyanese citizens to be more vigilant and caring about the other person. Be aware of issues which may be affecting children as it is incumbent on the adults to protect them.In keeping with our motto of “Women Supporting Justice and Equality”, GAWL stands ready to provide support to any initiatives which would help to address this disturbing trend, whether governmental in nature, or otherwise. The GAWL is eager to assist in being part of the solution and will continue its programmes in educating the public throughout the country as it has been doing for the past 30 years.It is important that there be decisive action. We all have to see what part can play to reduce this disturbing trend which is taking hold of our society.Sincerely,Guyana Association of Women Lawyerslast_img read more

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BLUES WIN RMC CUP

first_imgStory Links The University of Toronto Varsity Blues fencing team won the RMC Cup at the 50th annual RMC Invitational this past weekend (Nov. 2-3) in Kingston, Ont.The Blues earned three silver-medal finishes over the weekend. The men’s foil team of David Chen-Li, Téo Lemay and Edward Li placed second out of 33 teams, while the men’s epee team of Beston Leung, Johnathan Zimmerman and Sebastian Sun were second of 37 teams.Toronto’s women’s sabre team of Rebecca Jeffrey, Isadora Esther Falkson and Astrid Chandler also finished second in a field of 18 teams.U of T’s men’s sabre team of Filbert Yung, Cameron Haigh and Boris Ng placed sixth out of 27 teams, while the women’s foil team of Siobhan Drysdale, Caroline Placko and Yan Li were seventh out of 21 teams.The Blues women’s epee team of Leanna Lui, Yilin Xu and Yena Lee placed 12th out of 26 teams.UP NEXT: The Blues head to St. Catharines, Ont., for the Brock Invitational, November 16-17.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Arcadia: Sign up for 3-on-3 bball tournament

first_imgThe Arcadia Mania 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17 at First Avenue Middle School, 301 S. First Ave. This half-court, single elimination event features three age divisions: middle school, high school and adult. Check in times are as follows: middle school, 8 a.m.; high school, 9 a.m.; adults, 10 a.m. Registration is under way. The fee is $35 per team if received before Feb. 1, and $45 after. Teams are limited to five people. For information call (626) 821-4368. 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

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Coral Daily Download – No shocks expected for Tottenham against Sheffield United

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The boys preview Tottenham’s Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Sheffield United at White Hart Lane, and the Coral spokesperson claims we should not expect any shocks in north London.There’s also a preview of the Australian Open in Melbourne, with Novak Djokovic the man to beat, along with a look ahead to some of the biggest horse racing meetings in the coming weeks.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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Dyche insists Burnley won’t be priced out of the transfer market

first_img1 Sean Dyche does not fear being priced out of deals as he looks to add to his Burnley squad before the end of the transfer window.Having so far been rebuffed in attempts to sign Hull midfielder Sam Clucas and, reportedly, Leeds striker Chris Wood, the Clarets must consider whether to increase their bids in a market where fees continue to rise.There is money in the Turf Moor pot after the sales of Michael Keane and Andre Gray for a combined figure of nearly £50million, but Burnley’s more modest budget compared to some of their top-flight rivals means they cannot simply throw cash at clubs for replacements.However, when asked if Burnley were being priced out of the current market, Dyche replied: “Not necessarily. Certain situations are beyond our capabilities, we know that, so we tend to focus on the ones that are within our capabilities and see if we can get them done.“There’s a structure at the club that although it’s hard to manage sometimes, it’s probably appropriate for this club, for the bigger picture of the future. We work in a market that we think is something we can do rather than worrying about the things we can’t do.“As long as it’s in what the chairman (Mike Garlick), the board and myself agree is appropriate for this club then there’s no problem. Obviously some things go way beyond that, and for different clubs it’s for different reasons.“It’s very difficult at times to find a healthy balance. It must be found so we continue to search to do that.“Usually I know the market we’re in and I definitely know the market we’re not in, both in fees but definitely in wages. Usually we (Dyche and Garlick) are aligned. We try and get the best players possible for what we are. It’s how we work with them when we get them into the camp – are they open minded, do they want to continue improving as individuals?“As much background as we can get on people is important for me. That’s a key focus.”Although Burnley are yet to recruit a centre-back in this window to replace Keane and have made no signings since Gray’s exit last week, they responded to fears over their squad’s strength by beating champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.James Tarkowski has long been seen as the heir apparent to Keane and Sam Vokes’ brace, which took his tally to seven in his past six, showed that maybe the Clarets do possess the requisite fire-power in Gray’s absence. And Dyche is confident in the depth he currently has at his disposal, even if the group is not supplemented with additions this month.“I’ve got a squad here who I believe in,” he added.“If we can get competition by adding players we will. If not, we’ll be looking at what’s here.“I said with Andre going that’s a great opportunity for someone else and then Vokesy scores two, he was our top scorer in the league last year.“Ideally we want to keep supporting the group and keep growing, if that doesn’t happen we’ll continue to work as we have done in the past with the players we’ve got and continue doing everything we can to develop them as individuals and as a team.” Burnley boss Sean Dyche is on the lookout for new signings last_img read more

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Montrose parade has a star

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’With the theme of “American Family,” the parade will feature 135 entries, including school marching bands and Santa Claus, who will arrive by a Glendale Police Department helicopter. Though the parade’s origins can be traced back to the mid-1950s, the current incarnation was founded in 1976 by merchant Frank Roberts to attract holiday shoppers. Roberts died in October 2005, but his event has become an indispensable part of the community. “It just grew into a community event that everybody just loves,” said Dana Banks, the parade’s coordinator. “It’s a good place to meet and have a good time, and it’s such a close family feeling.” Banks recalled watching the first parade sitting on the curb with her 3-year-old son. “Now he’s on the committee for the parade,” she said. “It’s become much more sophisticated. It’s televised now. But it’s still a small-town parade in that every local youth group and school is involved.” MONTROSE – Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney will serve as grand marshal of the 30th Montrose Christmas Parade on Saturday. Beginning at 6 p.m., the parade will march down Honolulu Avenue, from La Crescenta to Rosemont avenues. Rooney, 86, who received an Academy Award for lifetime achievement in 1983 for a career that now spans more than 70 years, said he is thrilled to participate in the local holiday tradition. “Let’s keep it going,” he said Thursday in a phone interview. “The children love it. They love the parades. They love the bands. It will be a festive evening.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want 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

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EFL reject Newcastle’s ticket request for Sunderland Checkatrade Trophy clash

first_imgHowever, after considering written submissions from Northumbria Police and other key stakeholders, the English Football League decided to turn down the request.An EFL statement said: “It has been determined that Newcastle United supporters will be allocated 2,800 tickets for their upcoming Checkatrade Trophy Round Three tie with Sunderland.“The EFL reviewed written representations made by Northumbria Police and other key stakeholders in relation to supporter safety following a request from Newcastle United for an increased provision, in line with competition rules, and a recommendation was made to maintain an allocation of 2,800, which is consistent with the Club’s previous visits to the Stadium of Light. Latest Football News The EFL has rejected Newcastle’s request for more tickets for their Under-21s’ Checkatrade Trophy trip to arch-rivals Sunderland due to safety concerns.The Magpies’ initial allocation of 2,800 for the third round tie at the 48,000-capacity Stadium of Light on January 8 has sold out. 2 BEST OF MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “The EFL would like to thank Newcastle United for respecting the recommendation.”Even though the tie represents a clash between League One Sunderland and Premier League Newcastle’s youngsters, it has stirred considerable interest.The two clubs have not met at senior level since March 2016, when a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park ended the Black Cats’ run of six successive derby victories. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED The Stadium of Light has a 48,000 capacity Newcastle have seen their request for more tickets rejected Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow 2 REVEALED ADVICE They last went head-to-head on Wearside in October 2015 when Sunderland won 3-0 after Magpies skipper Fabricio Coloccini had been sent off.However, there has been a history of unrest around fixtures involving the neighbours and there was trouble during an Under-23’s Premier League International Cup quarter-final in March this year when a minority among a 300-strong contingent of travelling fans at the Stadium of Light damaged seating and toilet blocks.last_img read more

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Ian Drake steps down as chief executive of British Cycling

first_imgBritish Cycling is currently being investigated by UK Anti-Doping over allegations relating to the use of the controversial painkiller Tramadol, and claims a British Cycling staff member flew a “medical package” to Team Sky during the Criterium du Dauphine cycling race in 2011. Mr Drake added: “All organisations, particularly those operating at the highest level of sport, periodically require new leadership to take them to greater heights and tackle their new challenges – now is the right moment for both myself and British Cycling to move on.”Sir Bradley Wiggins has faced criticism for alleged unethical behaviour. PA WireBritish Cycling has come under intense scrutiny in recent months after Russian hackers released confidential medical data belonging to a number of athletes including Sir Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France champion.The leaks revealed that Wiggins applied for and was granted therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) to use corticosteroid triamcinolone before three major races.Although the TUEs were approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency, Wiggins was accused of unethical behaviour due to the reputation of triamcinolone as a performance enhancing drug. Ian Drake has announced that he will step down as chief executive of British Cycling in April 2017.Mr Drake said in a statement that the end of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games was the “natural moment” for him to resign and allow a new chief executive to take the organisation forward to the Tokyo Games and beyond.“I have been involved with British Cycling in some form for almost 20 years, the last eight as CEO, and it is an organisation that I will always love,” he said.“I have been privileged to be a part of the amazing success we have experienced over those two decades and I know that it will go on to even greater heights in the years to come.”last_img read more

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