Indian Cinema has lost an icon

first_imgDear Editor,Julie’s little sister, Sredevi; an iconic and irreplaceable Indian actress has just transitioned. I honestly thought it was fake news when it first surfaced until it was confirmed from the press reports in India. I became speechless and took a very deep breath and exhaled.Being exposed to both Indian and English movies from an early age, Sredevi became an instant interest. Perhaps it’s from dancing skills which she is professed as a classical dancer, her beauty and acting. She was a diva of an actress and there is no doubt in my mind that she will be missed by her many fans globally.She has some amazing and classic movies to her credit and I will not take up much space to name the many, but I will say that “Lamhe” is a killer with the hit song “Kabhi Main kahoon” and as a child actress in the famous movie “Julie” which featured the hit song “My heart is beating” which she was seen.Pradeep Samtani, we have lost someone special and unique from the Indian cinemas globally.Yours faithfully,T Pembertonlast_img read more

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There is no ‘ethnic impetus’ with regard to domestic abuse

first_imgDear Editor,With respect to a recent letter in the local media, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) categorically and emphatically states that there is no ‘ethnic impetus’ for domestic violence. There never has been and anyone familiar with the literature will know that no research, survey, poll or study has ever found ‘ethnic impetus’ for domestic violence.The letter cited a recent article in another section of the media by Queens, New York City-based lawyer and activist, Aminta Khilawan, and then stated: “I believe she did not go far enough in capturing the racial elements in cases of domestic violence, suicide and abuse among Guyanese.” The fact is that Aminta’s article focused on the Indo-Caribbean community in New York City, more specifically Queens. So naturally, all her references would be located within that focus. She was addressing the problem within the Indo Caribbean community in New York City, not “capturing the racial elements in cases of domestic violence, suicide and abuse among Guyanese”.In fact, a look at the statistics in the US will reveal that Blacks are most likely to experience domestic abuse, followed by Hispanics, then Whites. Asians (including Indo Americans) are least likely to experience domestic abuse. But then 40 per cent of Police officer families experience domestic violence, in contrast to 10 per cent of families in the general population. And do note that 77.7 per cent of Police officers are whites. As well a content analysis of the US media will reveal that a vast majority of domestic abuse cases in the police force have to do with whites.The fact is that the root causes of domestic violence are the same globally as are the risk factors, although they may be manifested differently in different societies. Domestic abuse is the result of gender inequality and inequitable gender power relations and abusers are fueled by the culture of patriarchy and their desire to assert power and control. One should note that in the latest global human development ranking Guyana is ranked 118 out of 162 countries on the gender inequality index.In effect “violence is part of a system of coercive controls through which men maintain societal dominance over women” (Anderson 1997: 655).“Rape and domestic violence, for example, can be seen as the effect of social structures that situate men in a hierarchical relation to women and to each other according to historical forms of social differentiation” (Ingraham 1994: 205).“Marital power is derived from the amount of resources (eg, income, education, and communication skills), and when one partner lacks resources, violence is used to maintain and restore a sense of power in the relationship” (Ronfeldt, Kimerling & Arias 1998: 71)A man in a highly patriarchal society who feels that he cannot prove his masculinity through legitimate means, ie being the breadwinner for his family, may attempt to prove his masculinity through violence. In his 1971 study, Goode “argued that individuals lacking other means of power, income or educational status, will be more likely to rely on violence to achieve greater power within a relationship” (Anderson 1997: 656).Risk factors for gender-based violence include low education levels, a history of child maltreatment, exposure to domestic violence against their mothers, harmful use of alcohol, unequal gender norms including attitudes accepting of violence, a sense of entitlement over women, abuse during childhood, attitudes accepting violence, male privilege, women’s subordinate status, alcohol and drug use, unemployment and poverty, weak community sanctions against violence, stress and depression, dysfunctional relationships and emotional dependence and insecurity.The latest figures (2018) for global rates of domestic violence lists the following top fifteen nations: Namibia, Guinea, Gabon, Zimbabwe, LiberiaCongo, Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Haiti, Tanzania, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Bangladesh, Ghana. These are followed (in no specific order) by Chad, Afghanistan, Sudan, Guatemala, Mali, Somalia, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Russia. A look at the ethno-differentiation among these nations will clearly debunk any assertion about ‘ethnic impetus’ for domestic abuse.It would seem then that if one group in a society does indicate a higher prevalence of DV, then that group would obviously be characterised to a greater extent by the root causes and risk factors, none of which have anything to do with ethnic impetus or ’racial elements’. In fact, currently in Guyana, the group that has the highest rate of domestic abuse is the Amerindians for many and varied reasons including the rupturing of their cultural bedrock and traditional way of life resulting in an array of risk factors that did not previously exist as well as the creation of a deepening gender inequity.Once again, The Caribbean Voice urges those who want to write about issues like domestic violence to please get the facts as the only way that these issues can be addressed is through evidence-based prevention measures. Thus perpetuating myths, misinformation and baseless opinions not only make harder the work of prevention groups such as TCV but also compounds the entire issue.Finally, without going into details, it is important to also point out that like gender-based violence, suicide has no ethnic impetus or racial elements.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

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Convicted 63-year-old drug trafficker to stand trial

first_imgThe South Ruimveldt, Georgetown resident who was previously convicted of trafficking cocaine and who was earlier this year caught attempting to traffic cocaine for a second time was committed to stand trial for the offence by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Sixty-three-year-old Dennis Jones heard from the Chief Magistrate that a prima facie case was made out against him for the offence.The charges originally instituted against Jones alleged that on January 18, 2017, at the General Post Office Corporation (GPOC), he had 10.618kg of cocaine, which he attempted to post out of Guyana for the purpose of trafficking.It was also alleged that between September 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016 in Georgetown, with intent to defraud, Jones forged a national identification card in the name of Josiah Jones knowing it to be false.Accused: Dennis JonesCustoms Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents intercepted a box containing a total of nine kilos in baking /custard powder bags and 1.62 kilos of liquid cocaine in two Banko Wine bottles found in a package destined for Canada. The package was due to leave Guyana on January 20 via a Fly Jamaica flight in the mail consignment.Jones was later caught by the ranks hiding in the ceiling of his home. He was arrested and charged.The prosecution in its case pointed out to the court that it was convinced there was overwhelming evidence to convict Jones of the offence when it showed video surveillance footage from the GPOC which showed the defendant in action.Police reports indicate that Jones was in 2012 charged and convicted for trafficking over 300 kilograms of cocaine in soap powder to Niger, West Africa for which he served time at the Camp Street Prison. Jones was deported from the United States after he was convicted of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.last_img read more

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Vignettes produced for Alaska Highway’s upcoming 75th anniversary

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City will be premiering four vignettes about life in the Energetic City during the construction of the iconic Alaska Highway.The Fort St. John Tourism Board completed the project in anticipation of the Alaska Highway’s 75th anniversary, in 2017. The videos that will be screened are a mixture of old photos from that point in time and interviews with current residents who were here for the construction of the highway.The North Peace Historical Society and Tourism FSJ will be speaking at the event, followed by the viewing of the short videos.- Advertisement -“I am very excited to see this project come to its fruition,” said Councillor Larry Evans.“This is a very important part of our history and I am pleased that we now have it documented.”This showing is a chance for seniors and other residents to view the vignettes before they are shared on social media. After their first premiere, the videos will be uploaded to the City’s YouTube channel.Advertisement Tap’Know’n’Go kiosks will also be playing them, and they will continually be used for education, awareness, and as advertising for our region.The videos will be launched in the activities room of the North Peace Senior Housing Society’s Apartment #1 on Feb. 17, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Divers Hyundai now hiring Stores Person

first_imgJob Vacancy: Divers Hyundai in Letterkenny, Donegal’s main Hyundai dealer, are inviting applications for the post of Store Person.The person we are looking for must be diligent, a good communicator as well as having the people skills required to work in this ever changing and busy environment.Responsibilities will include maintaining adequate inventory as well as having excellent organisational skills. Candidates must also be computer literate. Previous experience of working in a garage store or having a mechanical background is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided to the successful applicant.If you feel that you meet the criteria we would like to hear from you in the hope that you could be joining our busy main dealership.Please email your application including your CV to info@diversgarage.ie or you can post it to The Manager, Divers Hyundai, Canal Road, Letterkenny. The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 5pm.Job Vacancy: Divers Hyundai now hiring Stores Person was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Diver’s Hyundailetterkenny jobsstores personlast_img read more

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‘This should be our front four next year’ – Gooners excited by this possibility

first_img1 The idea of Julian Draxler coming to Arsenal is thrilling some Gooners The idea of Julian Draxler playing for Arsenal has filled some Gooners with delight.Wolfsburg and Germany’s midfielder has been linked with a £43m transfer to north London and fans are already thinking about how the attack might look.Draxler, who has only been at Wolfsburg since 2015, has been linked with the Gunners before, and manager Arsene Wenger may finally get his man if his bosses find the cash to tempt the Germans to sell.Take a look at some of the comments Gooners have been making about the prospect of Draxler signing…last_img

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Applications invited for teams to join Letterkenny and District Darts League

first_imgSPORTS: The annual AGM of the Letterkenny and District Darts league was held recently in the Glencar Inn Letterkenny ahead of the new 2016/17 season which starts on Wednesday 5th October.There was one major change to the outgoing committee with Treasurer Dave McGowan stepping down to be replaced by Irish National Darts Organisation Chairman John O’Brien. Chairman of the league Martin McCloskey was successfully voted back into place as the league goes from strength to strength under his stewardship with Marian McDermott reclaiming her post as league Secretary.Shane Buchanan and Nigel Hegarty make up the rest of the 2016/17 committee as Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary/PRO respectively. Expressions of interest for new teams wishing to enter the league are being sought ahead of registration night on Wednesday 21st September in the Glencar Inn at 9pm. Chairman Martin McCloskey has said; “All new teams are welcome to join our growing league, irrespective of past experience or ability. With enough entrants, the league can be split into two divisions of A and B sides, and expressions are being sought from lapsed B league teams and anyone with an interest in throwing darts in the Letterkenny area, including pubs from outside the town with entries from pubs such as Wilkins Churchill and The Silver Tassie in recent years.”Last seasons league saw 9 teams taking part and already indications are that this will grow further in the coming season.Each side is allowed a maximum of one senior county player in a team of a maximum of six named players. A minimum of four is required to be named as each match consists of four ‘singles’ games and two ‘doubles’ games.Entry fee per pub team is €100 and pubs are allowed to enter more than one team provided they can host such. Fee must be paid on registration night Wednesday 21st September. Letterkenny and District Darts League can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LetterkennyDartsLeague   Applications invited for teams to join Letterkenny and District Darts League was last modified: September 12th, 2016 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:AGMDartsLetterkenny and District Darts LeagueSportslast_img read more

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Arsenal icon Thierry Henry wants managerial job after leaving punditry role

first_imgThierry Henry has left his role as a pundit for Sky Sports to pursue his ambition of becoming a manager.The former Arsenal and Barcelona star has been working with the sports broadcaster for the past four years. 2 Henry helped Belgium secure their best ever World Cup finish this summer, with the Red Devils knocking out favourites Brazil on their way to the semi-finals.They lost to eventual winners France in the last four but went on to seal third place in Russia, beating England 2-0 in Saturday’s play-off match.Henry is Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorer and was linked with the manager’s job at the north London club after Arsene Wenger’s departure, before the Gunners appointed Unai Emery. Thierry Henry has been a coach of Belgium since 2016 He has been combining his work in the media with his role as part of Roberto Martinez’s backroom staff with the Belgium national team for the past two years.But the Frenchman now wants to commit full-time to his coaching career as he looks to land a top managerial job in the future.He said: “Over the last four years I have had some extremely rewarding coaching experiences in football. These experiences have only made me more determined to fulfil my long-term ambition to become a football manager.“It is with sadness, therefore, that I have decided that I must leave Sky Sports to enable me to spend more time on the pitch and concentrate on my journey to achieving that goal.“I would like to thank everyone at Sky for making me feel so welcome and at ease throughout my time with them and I wish them all the best for the future. Great memories.” 2 Thierry Henry was part of a successful World Cup campaign for Belgium last_img read more

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Remembering when Jamie Vardy turned into the world’s best striker

first_img huge blow 5 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE Vardy’s record-breaking run no dice Latest Football News Latest Football News Another goal, another win this time against West Brom Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Not only did Vardy match the prolific Dutchman’s feat when Leicester saw off Newcastle in 2015, he bettered it by becoming the first man to do so in just one season, surpassing him by scoring against United and making many Fantasy Premier League managers very happy in the process, too.Incidentally, St James’ Park was also where Van Nistelrooy scored for the tenth game running when he levelled to help United prevail 2-1 in August 2003. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED huge blow BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Jamie Vardy equalled the record against Newcastle United Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 24 goals from Vardy helped Leicester win the Premier League 1. Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester – 29 August (one goal)2. Leicester 3-2 Aston Villa – 13 September (one goal)3. Stoke 2-2 Leicester – 19 September (one goal)4. Leicester 2-5 Arsenal – 26 September (two goals)5. Norwich 1-2 Leicester – 3 October (one goal)6. Southampton 2-2 Leicester – 17 October (two goals)7. Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace – 24 October (one goal)8. West Brom 2-3 Leicester – 31 October (one goal)9. Leicester 2-1 Watford – 7 November (one goal)10. Newcastle 0-3 Leicester – 21 November (one goal)11. Leicester 1-1 Man United – 28 November (one goal) From there on, his route to the top was hardly a glamorous one, with humbling spells at Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town, before his break with the Foxes in 2012, the then Championship club paid around £1m for his services.That moment against Newcastle was just one of many highlights for both Vardy and Leicester in a fairy tale 2015/16 season, which culminated in Premier League glory, one of the greatest sporting achievements of all time. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice 5 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Defeat to Arsenal, meant his double was merely a consolation, but his penalty against Norwich got Leicester back to winning ways.Another Leicester comeback, another Vardy brace against Southampton followed before he hit winners in victories over Crystal Palace, West Brom and Watford. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE The Leicester striker began his run against Bournemouth 5 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF MONEY Vardy began his his memorable run in August 2015 when he scored an 86th-minute penalty to earn a point against Bournemouth and he followed that up with equalisers against Aston Villa and Stoke City. It was four years ago when Jamie Vardy was lauded as the best striker around.The Leicester man scored for the 10th consecutive Premier League match, equalling Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy’s long-standing record, before going on to make history by breaking it. Well done vardy7! You’re number one now and you deserved it. #11inarow. https://t.co/qJHjZlnFDA— Ruud van Nistelrooy (@RvN1776) November 28, 2015“Five years ago he played in non-league, it is difficult to grow up so quickly and this fantastic man is not only our goalscorer but he presses, he works hard, he is important,” a beaming Claudio Ranieri said afterwards. 5 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Vardy ended the campaign with 24 league goals, a Premier League winners’ medal and a place in the PFA Team of the Year as well as being named Premier League Player of the Season and Football Writers’ Player of the Year. Newcastle were next to witness the lethal striker’s finishing and he seemed destined to break the record.And he was even congratulated by Van Nistelrooy after scoring against his old team. REVEALED RANKED To put the achievement in context, Vardy was plying his trade for Stocksbridge Park Steels’ youth team when the United forward was giving goalkeepers nightmares. REVEALED 5 Vardy celebrates a goal during his Fleetwood Town days last_img read more

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DOLE CRASH SUSPECT STILL IN HOSPITAL COURT HEARS

first_imgA man who allegedly crashed a jeep into a pub and then a dole office could not appear in court yesterday because he is in hospital.The jeep which crashed into the dole office in Buncrana.Joseph McGonigle, 40, was due to appear before Buncrana District Court today. He is charged with drink driving and also two counts of dangerous driving on December 27th last at Ballymacarry Road, Buncrana.The case relates to an incident in which thousands of euro in damage was caused to the Department of Social Protection at McCarter Road in Buncrana after it was struck by a four wheel drive vehicle.Nobody was hurt during the incidents.Garda Inspector David Murphy told the court they were waiting on directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions and said further charges may come before the court.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said McGonigle may be in hospital for “some considerable time.”Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case against McGonigle of Aught Road, Muff, until April.DOLE CRASH SUSPECT STILL IN HOSPITAL COURT HEARS was last modified: January 9th, 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:buncranacrashdole officeJames McGoniglejeepmufflast_img read more

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