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Former Cultural Minister Frank AnthonyTwo former Culture Ministers have come out with a petition to stop the eviction of the Walter Roth Museum from its home at Main Street, Georgetown, to the Guyana National Museum, criticising the government for not holding any consultations.The relocation of the museum – which is the oldest museum of anthropology in the English-speaking Caribbean, is ill conceived and wrong. This is according to former Culture Ministers Gail Teixeira and Dr Frank Anthony, who stated that the decision by Government was made without any consultation with the Amerindian peoples and anthropological and archaeological experts.“Removing the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology to the crowded National Museum is a grievous act and the greatest insult in modern times to all Amerindian people. The reason for the removal to allow for its usage by the Ministry of the Presidency is even more appalling and outrageous,” the petition stated, while pleadingwith the public to sign against the relocation of the museum and its staffs.President David Granger on Monday justified the Government’s decision for the removal of the Walter Roth Museum. He insisted that the move was not “whimsical” but was made on the basis of organisational changes in the Administration.He assured that there will be no damage to the artefacts or documents that are housed in the building. “It is an administrative decision which was made because of organisational changes in Government,” he said, adding that the establishment of the Ministry of Presidency’s Department of Environment has brought on the need forFormer Minister Gail Teixeiramore space.He stated that there is no need for worry since the new housing arrangement will be up to international standards. “It is not tumbling out. It is an improvement… if it could have been avoided we would have avoided it but we need to deploy staff from the Ministry of the Presidency,” he noted, explaining that the merge of the two museums would improve access to the exhibits.Nevertheless, the petition argued that the removal is in violation of article 149 G under “The Protection of Fundamental Rights” in the Guyana Constitution which provides that “indigenous peoples shall have the right to the protection, preservation and promulgation of their languages, cultural heritage and way of life”.It noted that it is also a violation of the UNESCO Conventions on Cultural Diversity and Intangible Heritage which Guyana has signed on to, adding that it will disrupt the archaeological and anthropological research that the institution currently conducts, displace the Denis Williams Field School, disrupt the Junior Archaeology programme, disband the library and research facilities housed there and disrupt and dilute the current efforts to sustain indigenous languages.“Removing the Walter Roth Museum is an affront to the memory and the work of those dedicated to the maintenance and elevation of our cultural heritage and poses a great threat to the integrity and safety of priceless and delicate archaeological samples which are thousands of years old,” the petition stated.Meanwhile, Anthony argued that the relocation of the museum to a section of an already crowded National Museum will compromise the safe storage and access to the artefacts and dissipate the programmes offered to the public and researchers.He stated that it the dismantling of the museum is a clear example that it was not discussed properly. He stated that the correct step would have been to budget for the construction of a new building, erect it and then remove the artefacts. “This is backward,” he posited.However, President Granger assured that there will be no damage to the pieces in the museum but it will be moved to the other building which will meet international standards.The Walter Roth Museum was established in 1974 but did not open to the public until 1982. It is located on Main Street, Georgetown. It is famous for its journals in some of the leading universities of the world.It was founded with the collections of Guyanese Archaeologist, Dr Denis Williams and in 1980, the ethnographic collections of Dr Walter Roth, JJ Quelch and Sir Everard im Thurn were transferred to the museum from the National Museum. The museum’s collections also include subterranean artefacts from all 10 administrative regions.Calls for government to reconsider the move was also made by Jennifer Wishart, who was one of the co-founders of the museum along with Dr Williams.She noted that the collections stored and displayed apart from being very fragile would be destroyed if moved.Wishart in a letter said that “we do not as yet have the expertise required for the removal of such delicate and very ancient artifacts dating back to some 7,200 years ago…I therefore appeal to the authorities concerned to please reconsider this move. I have learnt over the years that in order to change something we need to build something. Let us preserve what we have and build on it.”
Emerging Liberian Afrobeats hit-maker, Jaredo.The story of Liberia’s fast-rising Afrobeats singer Jaredo18-year old singer Jaredo’s sudden rise in the music industry is a testimony of the importance of hard work and dedication.The “Nobody” singer in a year has dropped back to back hit records, which continue to rock every club and community across the entire country.However, the young man’s success in the music industry did not just happen overnight. It is indeed the result of hard work and passion for the music game.As an upcoming vocalist back in high school, Jaredo was constantly mocked by friends and family members for his quest to pursue music as a professional career.“This is the saddest thing that happens to you as a young man trying to pursue a dream without any support. It is sad because you are mocked and branded less talented from people who you expect to be supportive of your dream,” Says Jaredo.But despite the odds, he kept his head, struggling to prove himself right and has eventually come out stronger.His dedication and passion for the music game paid off when King Jaffar, founder of SOG Records, took him under his tutorship after proving his musical skills to the record label owner during a freestyle session.“When I first saw Jaredo, I never knew he had that kind of talent until he demonstrated it to me. Jaredo is a hardworking artist who is committed to everything he does with maximum passion. He’s a true musician and someone with greater potential,” says Jaffar.A few weeks later after his meeting with King Jaffar, Jaredo secured a collaboration record deal with CIC, SOG record’s leading artist on the song “Pekin John,” a move which helped to cement his place in the music industry. CIC is also brand ambassador for telecom giant, Lonestar Cell MTN.Fast-forward to 2018, a year later after being signed to SOG, Jaredo emerged in the limelight with two hit bangers — “Wait For You” and “Nobody” — featuring Stunna and PCK respectively.“We are the ultimate deciders of our own fate, not other people. It was for this reason that I decided that no matter the circumstances, I’m going to pursue my dream as a musician and now, that determination is paying off little by little,” Jaredo told LIB Life.The path to his music careerJaredo appears to be gradually but consistently gaining ground in the Liberian music industry with his gentle but unmistakable solo voice that carries over even the hardest tracks. And then, there’s his growing portfolio of local and international collaborations, including a recent record with promising Ghanaian music artist Kuami Eugene, titled “Your Waist.”Jaredo says he became obsessed with music after listening to some of Wizkid’s songs. “I never thought of becoming a musician until I started listening to Wizkid’s songs, and his story inspired me to pursue a similar path. Although when I started singing, I was not too good, I worked hard to perfect my voice and to bring something new to the music industry.”Such determination led Jaredo to not just self-training his vocals, but his writing skills as well, so as to battle the fear of being seen as an artist who sticks to one style of singing because of the lack of lyrics.Due to such dedication to his craft, Jaredo has found himself among a few artists in the country who do not have one singing style, a move that also showcases his uniqueness as an artist.“Jaredo is a talented musician whose confidence is growing each day. It is quite difficult to find artistes at his age who are committed to their craft by caring about what they write and release. And Jaredo is a good artist with lots of potential,” says Charles Bruce, founder of Imedia, a social media platform that is geared towards supporting Liberian entertainment.“I love music; therefore, I ’m careful about the kind of music I put out there for the public use. For this reason, I continue to work harder to perfect and diversify my lyrics and singing style in each song I put out there,” Jaredo added.Reconciling with doubters Despite the earlier lack of support, Jaredo has now reconciled with those friends and family members that once mocked him during the start of his musical journey.“Their lack of support taught me to be resilient and passionate about my career. One way or another, they contributed to the growth of my career by not supporting me.“I’m a kind of person that does not look up to people, and everything I do, I try to rely on myself. If I’m not strong for myself, no one else will be. Therefore, I have to stand up for myself to get what I want,” the Afrobeat singer noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Malin GAA NewsLOTTOCongratulations to Tara Kelly, Upper Drumcarbit who scooped this weeks lotto jackpot of €900 (not a bad start to 2015). Winning sequence drawn was 4-2-5-7-6-3-1 €50 sellers prize winner was P and D Fildara. Next weeks jackpot returns to €500 and as always we would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw. Envelopes are just €2 or 3 for €5 euro and are available in most pubs and shops in the area or alternatively from our band of young eager sellers. CLUB NOTESAny items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Martin on 086 1585880 or Linda on 086 3452769 or alternatively send an email to the club email address email@example.com at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. CLUB NEWSYou can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures. If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts. FINALLY….We would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New year. Also we would like to say a big thank you to anyone who has helped out during the year, players, managers, referees, club officers, lotto sellers, lotto buyers, coaches, FAS workers, caterers, kit washers, bus drivers, groundsmen, supporters, sponsors, the local press or basically anyone who has contributed to our success over the past year. 2014 has been another great year for the club and we look forward to 2015 with great anticipation. GAA NEWS: TARA KELLY GETS 2015 OFF TO A FLYER AS SHE SCOOPS MALIN GAA LOTTO was last modified: January 5th, 2015 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:GAAMalinNoticesSport
Na Rossa GAA 5K 2015PlaceBibNameSexAGClubTime186Christian BonnermJM17:30.8253Mark Mc ColemJM17:44.0354Matthew Mc ColemJM18:34.448Jason HanlonmJMNa Rossa547John Paul WilsonmSMRosses AC18:44.9674Mark SweeneymSM19:15.7752Oran WallacemJMRosses AC19:16.9864Charlie O’ DonnellmSM19:21.3963Donal HaugheymM60Tir Chonnaill AC19:48.01026Michael RodgersmM50Rosses AC20:42.31182Margaret SweeneywW50Tir Chonnaill AC21:00.31246Drew DohertymM50Finn Valley AC21:03.81362Paul Mc GonaglemSM21:05.61448Ed WilsonmSMRosses AC21:20.01544Logan MellymJM1670Oisin CaulfieldmJM21:30.71725Paul Mc KelveymSM21:31.21875Rory O’ DonnellmSM21:46.71987Clive O Donohoemsm21:54.52036Helen Mc CreadywSWRosses AC22:14.22121Owen CoylemM50Rosses AC22:15.02234Niamh BreslinwJWNa Rossa2384Jackie HarveywW50Tir Chonnaill AC23:23.52435John Paul BreslinmSMNa Rossa2567Cillion BonnermJMNa Rossa25:13.22672Jamie DohertymJMNa Rossa25:21.3279Pauric O’ DonnellmJMNa Rossa25:53.22896Sinead BranniganwW4026:04.32932Grainne Mc MonaglewSW27:17.93030Marion GallagherwSWGlenfinn27:34.63111Mark BonnermJM27:34.83283Ellie Mc DonnellwJWTir Chonnaill AC27:45.63313Mark Mc Creadym27:54.53422Jamie O’ DonnellmJM27:55.93597Veronica LaughlinwSW28:03.03618Hannah GibbonswJW29:26.63728Nessa CampbellwW40Hughies Babes29:58.13869Dolores Mc MonaglewSWHughies Babes30:10.13920Marie Mc GillwW4530:19.7404Erin CalderwJW30:31.94168Matthew BoylemJMNa Rossa31:33.74216Nabla CampbellwSW31:38.64385Maureen BoylewW40Tir Chonnaill AC31:56.24465Patricia Mc MonaglewSWHughies Babes32:01.74537Joseph MageemJMAshbourne Donaghmore32:15.24676Amy GibbonswJW32:32.04715Mairead MolloywW4032:39.94849Marie Mc MonaglewW40Hughies Babes32:40.44929Nuala Mc CoolwSWHughies Babes32:42.05066Paul O’ DonnellmJM33:03.05140Natalie Mc DevittwJW33:45.45293Bridget MolloywSW33:47.95394Daithí MolloymJM33:48.7543Thomas Mc DevittmJMNaomh Conaill34:45.2556Conor Mc DevittmSM34:47.45659Aidan Mc GeehanmJM35:03.85778Kathleen Mc DevittwW4035:03.95841Emily Mc DevittwJW35:33.6597Ciara HanlonwJWNa Rossa35:58.76031Michael GallaghermSMGlenfinn36:04.06173Kieran DohertymJMNa Rossa36:34.06233Breda BreslinwSWNa Rossa36:34.16351Ailish Mc MonaglewJW36:48.66424Tara Mc KelveywJW36:48.86588Grainne QuinnwJW37:23.46690Shauna BoylewJW37:24.16739Janet MellywSW37:24.66891Philip O’ DonnellmM4037:34.16989Clodagh BoylewJW37:37.67038Saran O’ DonnellwSWAshbourne Donaghmore37:46.77145Jordan O’ DonnellmJMNa Rossa37:48.67217Carol GibbonswW40Hughies Babes37:51.57356Caroline Mc GillwSWHughies Babes37:52.37427Kevina Mc KelveywSW37:52.4752Maureen Mc DevittwSW38:36.4765Roisin Mc DevittwJW38:39.37779Deboral HannonwW50Fintown38:52.17880Ciaran Mc GeehanmJM38:52.47923Teresa Mc KelveywSWHughies Babes39:06:008050Caoimhe Mc MonaglewJW39:34.08171Ava CaulfieldwJW39:38.28261J.p. Mc GeehanmJM39:52.38360James Mc GeehanmSM39:54.28457Collette GallagherwSW40:18.38558Brenda Mc GeehanwSWHughies Babes40:27.88619Hugh Mc GillmM4040:28.28777Geraldine GibbonswW5042:38.28895Martin & Noah MolloymJM42:38.5891Joey O’ DonnellmJM46:47.79014Aina Mc GeehanwJW47:23.89155Mairead Mc GeehanwSWHughies Babes47:43.29292Peter DohertymSM56:10.09398Liam Mc Geehanmjm56:10.0RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE DOOCHARY NA ROSSA 5K? was last modified: August 10th, 2015 by John2Share 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:2015NA ROSSA 5KResults
Gardai in Buncrana have appealed today for information on a car crash which left a Quigleys Point man dead.Danny Doherty, a welder who was in his 60s, died in the crash around 4.30pm close to the Bayview Bar on the Redcastle to Moville Road.His car was in collision with a 4×4 landrover. The driver of that vehicles was injured and taken to hospital but four passengers were unhurt. Gardai who are investigating the collision have appealed for witnesses to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 0749320540.The road remains sealed off today while a technical examination takes place.https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/12/09/quigleys-point-man-died-in-car-smash/ GARDAI APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON FATAL DONEGAL CRASH was last modified: December 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegal road deathmovilleredcastle
BREAKING NEWS: The Army Bomb Disposal Team are on their way to Tullyarvan Mill in Buncrana after the discovery of a suspected pipe bomb.A tube wrapped in silver tape has been left on a wall at the car park of the centre.Gardai are at the scene of the find. A number of people have been forced to stay inside the building.Some people have suggested there could be nails inside the cylinder.The suspicious object was first spotted by centre manager Michael Diver at around 10.30am and they contacted the Gardai.The bomb disposal team are expected to arrive to deal with the object shortly. One passer by said “The entire area is cordoned off and nobody knows if is real or not.“It could be harmless bit we can’t take the chance.”The centre is home to Coláiste Chineál Eoghain secondary school, a hostel and a number of community groups and social enterprises.Students were collecting their Leaving Certificate results when the suspicious device was spotted.The centre, which has a 51 bedroom hostel, is also busy with a number of tourists staying for the Fleadh Ceoil in Derry. Gardai keep the public away from the incident at Tullyarvan Mill.BOMB DISPOSAL TEAM ON WAY TO BUNCRANA AFTER DISCOVERY OF SUSPICIOUS OBJECT was last modified: August 14th, 2013 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:bombbuncranaTullyarvan Mill
Re “Animal manager gets axed” (Dec. 16): So the message is clear. If you don’t like a government official, terrorize him and his family. Don’t like the liberal replacement either, just smoke-bomb his house too. Keep the pressure up on the dumbfounded mayor as well, hounding him and chanting at all his press conferences. Villaraigosa, just out of curiosity, would you have handed over the keys to the USA after 9-11 as well? What’s the difference? Terrorism, whether its eco, PETA, religion, or whatever, needs to be stopped. The bad guys just got another victory. Thanks, Antonio. Peter Bodner Thousand Oaks A new hope Re “Animal house” (Editorial, Dec. 16): It is unfair to characterize all those opposed to the city’s previous general manager of Animal Services as extremists. It’s simply not true. Mayor Villaraigosa is to be congratulated for his appointment of an experienced director, Ed Boks, who brings with him a new hope for the lives of our shelter animals. Bill Dyer Venice Animal extremists Re “Animal house” (Editorial, Dec 16): Finally! An editorial that does not kowtow to the animal extremists. Political correctness has everyone scared to death of them. This editorial was courageous, intelligent and long overdue. Thank you, Daily News. Laverne Williams Van Nuys Going downhill Re “Officials suspend two LAUSD officers” (Briefly, Dec. 16): Excessive force by LAUSD police? This story is proof positive about why this country is going downhill regarding the discipline of our youths. The story shows a school cop punching a student twice and asks the question why the officer had to use excessive force on this child. Roy Romer said the officer would be investigated for excessive force. Roy never once said the student may have caused this situation and is being investigated or is suspended until it is determined if an infraction has occurred. Protecting these young punk, gangbanging, hand-sign-waving and graffiti-painting jerks should be listed as a criminal offense punishable by termination of employment. This includes Romer. Michael C. Hines West Hills Died an honest man I am sick and tired of people saying that “Tookie got what he deserved.” Tookie was a scapegoat in a system that is severely flawed. Because Arnold lost all of his propositions at the ballot and his popularity is at an all-time low, he needed a political comeback, and what person could serve that purpose? Tookie. How about incompetence during the actual execution? Needles were inserted and reinserted, taking a total of almost 22 minutes before it was done “right” with Tookie dying shortly thereafter. As far as the “overwhelming evidence” against Tookie, where was the DNA? Tookie was well aware that admitting “guilt” could possibly save his life. Rather, he chose to tell the truth even if it cost him his life. He died an honest man, in my view. May he rest in peace. Sophia Sherman Sherman Oaks Justice, not race Re “In their name” (Your Opinions, Dec. 16): Myrna Hill stated “perhaps vengeful whites’ blood lust will be satisfied” by Tookie William’s execution. Williams founded an organization responsible for the deaths of more African-Americans than the Ku Klux Klan. The Crips’ horrible transgressions had virtually no impact on “white” communities, but have devastated black communities. Despite these facts, the NAACP fought vigorously to oppose Tookie Williams’ execution. They ignored his substance and made their decisions based on the color of his skin – the very definition of racism. California has executed 12 people in the last quarter century. Nine were white. Is it fair to say that the execution of nine white criminals was done to satisfy the blood lust of African-Americans? This is not an issue of race, but of justice. Chris Bennett Chatsworth AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
When Nazreen, a resident of Lisadi Gate area of Meerut, filed a case against her husband Salman on August 2 for giving her instant triple talaq, she expected the police to arrest him.“It has been 17 days, and he is still at large. My guess is that he fled to Saudi Arabia where his father is working as a driver. He used to beat me, asked for dowry and on July 29, he gave me instant triple talaq over the phone,” Nazreen told The Hindu.The police registered an FIR under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, Sections 3 and 4 of Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, but Nazreen said it didn’t meet her expectations from the law.Tanveer, brother of Bushra, who was given instant triple talaq by her husband Mohsin in Jaani area of Meerut, had similar expectations from the police. “There has been no movement in the case. I want to see him [Bushra’s husband] behind bars,” said Tanveer. Like Nazreen, Bushra also allegedly faced domestic violence and dowry demands.FIRs against husbandsIt has almost been three weeks since The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 came into practice and Uttar Pradesh is seeing a spurt in cases where Muslim women are lodging FIRs to put their husbands behind bars for giving them instant triple talaq.According to an agency report, three dozen cases of instant triple talaq have been filed in the State since August 1, when the President put his seal on the Bill.In Hapur, a woman was allegedly given instant triple talaq on August 13 after she asked her husband to provide ₹30 to buy medicines. In Bareilly, Chand Bi was allegedly given instant triple talaq by her husband because she didn’t know how to cook. On August 9, three cases of instant triple talaq were registered in Bareilly in a day.In Etah, Aamir allegedly said talaq thrice to his wife Seema in the court of a Chief Judicial Magistrate where the two had gone for the hearing of a domestic violence case.Going by the number of cases, it seems, either the Act is not working as a deterrent, or women are filing complaints under sections of the new Act to add bite to already existing cases of domestic violence and dowry.Criminal proceedings Superintendent of Police (Rural), Meerut, Avinash Pandey said criminal proceedings have been started in the case that is under his domain. “There could be a perception that the FIR will lead to immediate arrest in such cases but the due investigation process needs to be followed. In Sections, which attract punishment of fewer than seven years, an immediate arrest is not necessary unless there is a threat to the life of the victim.”On the triple talaq law, he said it definitely has more teeth than Section 498A which asks for a period of mediation. “If used with the right intentions, it could be an empowering tool,” Mr. Pandey said.An anti-triple talaq crusader, who spoke on condition of anonymity, differed. “When we took the fight to the Supreme Court, we expected to get a fortified Act on the lines of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. What we have got at the end is a politically motivated legislation that seeks to put more Muslim men in jail.”Harvard-trained lawyer and gender activist Nazia Izuddin said, “The triple talaq law, if aimed at reformation, must be able to empower lawyers to get monetary relief/alimony, custody of children and safety and protection of the life of the woman and children. In its current form, the law doesn’t provide these remedies or restitution of marital rights to the woman.”