Dear Editor,As Guyanese say “When yuh hand in tiger mouth, yuh got to pat he head” and so it is in Guyana presently, with a Government facing an unhappy electorate, the patting of heads has begun in earnest.The Ministers who have recently fallen from ivory towers have dusted off unused hearts, affixed same to sleeves and are among the populace in small packs, in a hurry to give you goodies from the bags of promises previously made but heretofore forgotten.The election injection is indeed the cure for all inflictions. The coalition Government is employing smoke and mirror tactics to avoid that cure, but given the record of the incumbent Attorney General, they are nonetheless pragmatically engaged in ‘Government outreach’ to persuade the population that the fruits of all the magic bean trees are now ripe for the picking. House lots; Cash grants; Jobs that do not involve breadfruits; ICT hubs; call centres; Small business loans are among the contents of the ‘I Heart you’ package. When Damien Marley sang “Some boy nuh know dis, dem only come around like tourist, On the beach with a few club sodas, Bedtime stories,… And don’t know the real hardcore” he could well have been talking about Granger’s band of kavakamites.Editor, it is only fair for a deprived population to take what is on offer. I urge my fellow Guyanese to go get whatever is being shared; it is, after all, our patrimony. We have been taxed an additional $88 billion a year by this Administration.We, the people, have paid for their extravagances, their jet-setting, ‘doing anything but work for the people’ lifestyles. So take what’s on offer, but do not be fooled, all skin teeth nah laugh, these are the forced baring of fangs, false love and patience on display and after this ‘nice time’ cometh our penance should they ever be voted into office again.The ominous signs are plain for all to see, if this hand evades the bite of the Constitution, the bite that demands lawful elections, the bite that expresses the true will of the people, then the Granger Administration will destroy all the tigers that keep them in check, the Constitution; GECOM: Integrity Commission; Procurement Commission and of course the parliamentary Opposition. Jessie Burnham famously penned “Beware, I say my brother Forbes, His motto is the personal ends of power justify any mean means used to achieve them. His Bible is the Prince by Machiavelli. And we the people should he come to power will be only pawns in his endless game of self-advancement.” A similar warning is now issued about Forbes’ acolyte David Granger, complete with evidence of his rule to date. Stay Woke.Respectfully,Robin Singh
Lunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Donation is $5, or $2.25 for ages 60 and older. Reservations are due 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. Call (805) 517-6261. Meals include salad, whole-grain bread, fruit, milk and choice of yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese stick. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Hearty beef stew, baby lima beans. Tuesday: Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce, broccoli. Wednesday: Macaroni and cheese, peas. Thursday: Chicken teriyaki, cauliflower. Friday: Cook’s choice. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
LETTERKENNY COMMUNITY GAMES – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: February 10th, 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:Letterkenny Community Games
MIAMI – National home-builder Lennar Corp., which owns Newhall Land and is developing Stevenson Ranch, reported a 39 percent slide in third-quarter profits Tuesday. Miami-based Lennar lowered its outlook for the fourth quarter as the housing market continued to slow. Revenues rose as the company worked to reduce inventory. Net income fell to $206.7 million, or $1.30 per share, from $337.3 million, or $2.06 per share, in the year-ago period. Revenues rose 20 percent, to $4.18 billion from $3.5 billion, as home deliveries rose 17 percent and the average sale price of homes delivered increased 3 percent. New home orders fell 5 percent from the same period a year ago, a relatively modest drop considering the slowdown in the market. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsAnalysts polled by Thomson Financial were looking for third-quarter earnings of $1.28 per share on sales of $3.72 billion. Third-quarter results were within the company’s previously announced revised goal of $1.25 to $1.35 per share. Lennar shares rose 7 cents to close at $46.95 on the New York Stock Exchange. CEO Stuart Miller said during a conference call that the company was still using incentives and discounts to sell homes as cancellations in gross orders increased 30 percent from the year-ago period. Miller said the company was managing inventory and generating cash by delivering homes while also restricting land purchases. Lennar reported a 39 percent decrease in earnings from continuing operations and a 31 percent rise in costs of homes sold, land sold and general and administrative expenses. Buyer incentives and upgrades to new homes are included in these costs, but it’s the fall in demand that really hurt profits, said home-building analyst Todd Vencil of BB&T Capital Markets. Gross margins on home sales totaled $729.2 million, or 18.7 percent, down sharply from $846.4 million, or 26.3 percent, last year. The company cited decreases in all of its home-building segments, primarily due to higher sales incentives offered to home buyers and $32 million of inventory valuation adjustments. The new-homes market has seen its share of problems this year. Housing construction plunged in August, falling to the lowest level in more than three years, the Commerce Department reported Sept. 19. Construction of new homes and apartments fell by 6 percent, and the annual rate for construction was down to 1.665 million units, the slowest pace since April 2003. Lennar also cut fourth-quarter earnings guidance to a broad range of $1 to $1.30 per share due to current market conditions. Analysts had been forecasting $1.60 per share. Miller said uncertainty in market factors such as changes in interest rates, inventory overhang and home pricing raised questions concerning short-term progress. “Primary purchasers either are on the sidelines or are demanding better prices before purchasing,” Miller said. “Customers in backlog are also demanding concessions or are walking from deposits. It is unclear today whether or not there is another shoe to drop.” Vencil noted that Lennar was continuing to build new homes, using a strategy in which it keeps home starts on par with the amount of homes delivered. “They start a new home when another new home is delivered,” Vencil said. “By keying your home starts off deliveries you’re going to, over time, gravitate your building to where the natural course of the market is, without disrupting it.” Two other large home-builders, Beazer Homes USA Inc. and KB Home, cut their full-year financial forecasts this month.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Sergi Roberto in action for Barcelona Barcelona have rejected Manchester United’s audacious swoop for utility man Sergi Roberto, who is also attracting the interest of Chelsea.The 25-year-old Barca academy product became an important member of the first-team squad last season and clocked up 47 appearances across all competitions.Roberto is firmly in Ernesto Valverde’s plans for next season, but it hasn’t stopped other clubs from showing an interest in snaring him away from the Nou Camp this summer.Manchester United are firmly chasing the midfielder, who can also operate at right-back, and according to Mundo Deportivo they recently tabled a £36m offer for Roberto which Barca have rejected.United are not the only English club who are interested in Roberto as it has been claimed that Premier League champions Chelsea are keeping tabs on him.The player’s entourage have insisted that Roberto wants to continue at Barcelona, but have also indicated that anything could happen from now until the end of the summer window.Roberto has a contract until 2019 with the Catalan giants.
Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Powell represented a number of clubs throughout his 23-year playing career, and also won five caps for England RANKED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LIVE on talkSPORT Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice ADVICE Chris Powell has been sacked as manager of Southend United, the League One club have confirmed.Powell, the former England international, has been in charge at Roots Hall since January 2018, but is dismissed after a run of 11 games without a win. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Powell, who spent six years playing for Southend, took up the managerial reins last year as Phil Brown’s successor.The Essex club finished 10th last season and occupied that position in the League One table on this January 19 after an emphatic 4-0 defeat of Bradford.However, they failed to win any of their following 11 matches – falling to seven defeats in that run – to drop down level on points with Walsall in the final relegation place. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT It is with much regret that the Club has this morning terminated Chris Powell’s contract.— Southend United (@SUFCRootsHall) March 26, 2019Southend’s poor form leaves them outside the relegation places only due to their goal difference.“It is with much regret that the club has this morning terminated Chris Powell’s contract,” a Southend statement read. 1 REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF huge blow gameday cracker Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Czech Republic vs Brazil (Tuesday) – talkSPORT 2West Brom vs Birmingham (Friday) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Southampton (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Everton (Saturday) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Norwich (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Portsmouth vs Sunderland (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars There are six live commentaries across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and where to hear them, below… Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED REVEALED “The results over a number of weeks, eleven games without a win, has impacted all concerned and immediate changes needed to be made. The club’s interests are paramount, but the board are nevertheless disappointed to see Chris Powell leave.”Ricky Duncan, the club’s academy chief, has been installed as interim manager following Powell’s dismissal. The Shrimpers’ -10 goal difference is far better than the majority of their relegation rivals, however, with all four teams below Southend recording a differential of -19 or larger.Southend have seven matches remaining before the end of the season, including trips to bottom four sides Walsall and Rochdale.Duncan will begin his reign as interim manager this Saturday with the visit of Shrewsbury – who are one point and one place above Southend in the League One table – to Roots Hall.
He added: “£80million, he’s had a full pre-season, he’s been waiting for this move. There will not be anyone out there more nervous than him.“Manchester United bought him for playing out but when you haven’t got the ball you’re a central defender. You have to make fewer mistakes than any player other than the goalkeeper.“Every team that wins the league or finishes in the top two has the best defensive record and we tend to forget that.“If you look at what Pep Guardiola said [after Manchester City’s 5-0 win over West Ham], scoring five is great but he also said ‘we got a clean sheet.’” OFF Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:11Loaded: 2.49%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Lukaku spent two seasons at Old Trafford LATEST LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Lukaku made no secret of his desire to play in Italy and even took to training with former club Anderlecht before the move went through.It has also given the Red Devils the chance to make up some funds spent this summer, having forked out over £140m on new signings.However, Allardyce, who has managed seven different sides in the Premier League, said he would not have let Lukaku leave if he was in charge at United as it means the club’s attacking options look ‘a bit short’.Allardyce told talkSPORT: “There’s been a little bit of grumbling about the lack of spending. I think the net spend has not quite been as good as the United fans expected. deals FAREWELL Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January targets Allardyce believes United could regret letting Lukaku leave this summer New job AFP Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Manchester United should NOT have sold Romelu Lukaku this summer, according to former Premier League manager Sam Alladryce.The striker completed his long-awaited move to Italy this week after joining Inter Milan for a fee of £72million. latest Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Martin Lipton has his say on Man United’s transfer policy“This is my point of view as a manager, nobody else’s; I wouldn’t have let Lukaku go because they had no replacement.“Manchester United look a bit short up front and that is a problem.“If you have the replacement then that’s fine but if you look at Manchester United’s front line then you say to yourself that it’s very talented but also very similar.“I don’t think you need to be very experienced in the game to know that. getty “It eludes to only one style of play… I find that rather strange when you consider the game today and it’s the diversity of the game which is what makes the Premier League so good.”United kick off their 2019/20 Premier League campaign when they face top four rivals Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.Harry Maguire makes his Red Devils debut and the England international carries a hefty price tag with him having been bought for £80m from Leicester – a world-record fee for a defender.And Allardyce said Maguire is likely to be feeling the pressure.
AFP or licensors 2 2 Brendan Rodgers labelled Marcus Rashford ‘cute’ after the striker won the decisive penalty for Manchester United in their 1-0 win over Leicester.The Englishman was brought down by Caglar Soyuncu in the box with just seven minutes played at Old Trafford. Rodgers thinks Rashford was looking for the penalty And referee Martin Atkinson didn’t hesitate to point to the spot, with Rashford expertly converting the spot-kick which ultimately proved to be the difference between the sides.Rodgers admitted it was probably a penalty, but suggested Rashford went down looking for the decision.He said: “It was a soft penalty but I think it was one. Rashford is cute. There is a little bit of contact.”The win was the Red Devils’ first since the opening day of the season and they had to work hard for it, with several first-team members sidelined through injury. Getty Images – Getty Rashford netted from the spot against Leicester And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased with his side’s performance after a difficult start to the campaign.“We hung in there,’ he said. ‘It was the first time this season where we have had to defend for large periods.“We have dominated the other games but today we saw a team that could defend in their own half.“They are a good side who want to get into the top four.“To keep a clean sheet is great but let’s not get too excited because we know we can play better. We defended as a proper team.”
Patterson was taken to St. Vincent Salem Hospital where he died as a result of nine gunshot wounds to his torso and one to the leg. The autopsy was completed this morning at the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville, KY preliminarily revealed Patterson died from multiple gunshot wounds to his body.According to Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Jerry Goodin, these autopsy results are preliminary pending results from toxicology tests that usually take up to six weeks to complete.At this time detectives are still looking for possible witnesses who may have been on the Salem Bypass from 9:15 pm to 9:30 pm.At approximately 9:26 pm Wednesday evening, a 911 call came into the Washington County 911 center of two men injured on the side of the road on the Salem Bypass just west of State Road 60.Police and Washington County EMS were dispatched to the scene. Officers from the Salem City Police along with deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded to the location.When police arrived they discovered two male subjects on the side of the roadway that had been shot.There was no vehicle at the scene.According to SPD Officer Russell Wilcoxson, one of the victims had been shot nine times in the torso and the leg. The other man had been shot in the back of the head. “They stated they were from Louisville and they were lost and didn’t know where they were at,” said Wilcoxson. “They wouldn’t tell us names or a description of the vehicle they were in.”It is not known if both men were shot with the same gun or with different caliber handguns. Wilcoxson did say the other two men in the vehicle were also reportedly from Louisville.Wilcoxson said “the victims stated that they came up here and the two guys driving the car kicked them out…once they kicked them out, and they were on the side of the road, they started shooting them and then took off.”Indiana State Police Crime Scene Investigators along with Indiana State Police Detectives processed the crime scene and know that at least one shooter left the crime scene.The western portion of the bypass between State Road 60 and State Road 135 was closed last night to traffic for approx. two hours. There are no suspects.If anyone has any information you are encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Post at 1-800-872-6743 or 812-246-5424. Callers can remain anonymous.Detectives still believe at least one and maybe more suspects are on the loose. Two men who were shot on Salem’s Bypass last night have now been identified by police. The victim transported to the University of Louisville Hospital by air ambulance last evening after being shot has been identified as Delquan Edward Standard, 19, from Louisville, KY.The deceased victim has been identified as Marty Jay Patterson, III, 18, from Louisville, KY.
The severe force of Storm Callum is due to strike Ireland tonight, bringing wind gusts of up to 130km/h to the west coast.Donegal will be under an Orange alert from 10pm Thursday night until 12noon on Friday morning, when the worst of Callum will hit.Met Éireann said incoming wind speeds have the capacity to produce “dangerous, stormy conditions which may constitute a risk to life and property.” People are being warned to secure items around their properties and take precautions for personal safety. The strongest of the winds set to impact coastal areas, which includes much of Donegal.Storm Callum is the 3rd named storm of the 2018/19 season. The weather systems has been described as a rapidly deepening Atlantic storm depression, which will advance towards the west of Ireland and track northwards by midday Friday.Met Éireann Harmonie model’s forecast for winds and pressure pattern for 7am Friday. Image: Met.ie“The strongest winds associated with this event will occur during the night-time hours and Friday morning rush-hour commute,” Met Éireann forecasters said.People are being warned to stay away from exposed coastal areas for the period of the Orange warning. Motorists are advised to take extreme care and drive to anticipate strong crosswinds and other hazards such as falling/fallen trees. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds – slow down and give extra space to pedestrians and cyclists. “Even though the high winds will be the main concern, a spell of heavy and possibly thundery rain will occur too, making for an extremely windy and wet start, with squally conditions associated with the secondary cold front as it tracks north-eastwards up across the country,” said forecasters.“Additionally there is a concern for storm surge, coastal flooding, and overtopping of waves around coasts, especially Atlantic coasts, due to the coinciding high spring tides. Very high seas are expected too, along with storm and possibly violent storm force winds at sea.”The winds are due to ease by late Friday morning.Storm Callum follows the destructive Storm Ali (19th September) and Bronagh (20th September). Storm Ali had a severe impact on the country and led to over 186,000 ESB customers losing power for some time.Storm Callum: Forecasters warn of ‘risk to life and property’ was last modified: October 12th, 2018 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)