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“Echos From The Plantation” to be released in time for 180th anniversary of Indian…

first_img“Echos From The Plantation” – a movie that portrays the livelihood of Indians on the sugar plantation will be released on Saturday at the Nirvana Humanitarian Foundation at Metem-Mere-Zorg, West Coast Demerara, in time for the 180th anniversary of the arrival of East Indians to Guyana.The movie which has a cast of local cane, provision and rice farmers was directed by Kishore Sewnarine out of New York.The movie came about in 2014 when the director made a research presentation at his office as a speech.One year later, he used that speech as an opening monologue for a play staged by Nirvana Humanitarian Foundation Inc, USA.While performing the monologue both in NYC and Toronto, Sewnarine noticed tears in the eyes of the audience as they related to the story. After the production, many asked if he can record the monolog and post it up to YouTube.While it caught his ears, it did not satisfy his artistic desire. He had been acting since 1977 and to slap together a YouTube video with stock footage from the Internet was not sounding good to him. As such, he committed to making a movie.He began writing the script in 2016 and the scenes were shot it in 2017. The scenes were shot in Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo. In one of the scenes, the village of India was built from scratch in Perseverance Estate on the Essequibo coast.The logee and slave ship were also built at Bola Sawmill in Hubu.The primary reason for this production is to celebrate/commemorate the 180th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in Guyana.Because of that intention, the movie focuses on the first batch of Indians only. There are many other elements of the Indian history in Guyana but many of those elements happened later in the saga.last_img read more

Fearing Olympic chaos, Tokyo tells workers: stay home

first_imgDuterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Officials also hope that promoting working from home during the Games will encourage a more easy-going approach in a country known for its cases of ‘karoshi’, or death from overwork.“We are expecting… up to 920,000 spectators and Olympic staff members a day,” said Kasumi Yamasaki, who oversees transport issues for the Games at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsExperts expect a 10 percent rise in passengers on trains, and a 20 percent increase in express highway users, which could result in lengthy delays and even dangerous crowding.Railway operators are planning to put more trains into service but “railway transportation is already at full capacity during the rush hours from 7 to 9am”, Yamasaki told AFP. Commuters fill the street during the evening rush hours in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Japan’s famously diligent workers spend more hours at the office than employees in almost any other country. But to avoid traffic chaos at next year’s Olympics, authorities have a message: stay home.Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend Olympic and Paralympic events in Tokyo during the 2020 Games, putting additional strain on the city’s already notoriously crowded commuter routes.ADVERTISEMENT Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FIFA bans Botswana official for life for taking bribes LATEST STORIES View comments On July 22, one year before the Games, Tokyo rolled out a month-long “Telework Days” campaign, with government offices and private business committing to avoiding peak commuting hours.Nearly 3,000 companies including auto giant Toyota and trading house Sumitomo Corp. are taking part.The concept isn’t entirely unfamiliar in Japan, where the government has been urging employers to be more flexible, hoping to help parents and others caring for elderly relatives to better balance their work and home responsibilities.‘Stress-free lifestyle’The efforts have run up against various obstacles, said Kanako Nakayama, an internal affairs ministry official in charge of telework.ADVERTISEMENT Others also see the Olympics as a chance to break existing work habits.“This is a chance to make telework a legacy of the Games that will take root” in Japanese society, Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said in a recent forum to promote flexible work.And some officials are hoping that a more open-minded approach to work could encourage people to take “workations” — working remotely from far-flung locations with attractive leisure options.Several towns have already used government subsidies to build offices intended to attract people for temporary “workations” or encourage companies to set up satellite hubs.Shirahama, a small town in western Japan, now has two business office buildings packed with workers.“We made sales pitches to companies that we have beaches, hot springs, and good access to an airport that connects with Tokyo’s Haneda airport,” local official Masakatsu Ogawa told AFP.The town’s revenue from corporate tax has skyrocketed “but we also received benefits that can’t be expressed in figures — a vibrant community with young people from the cities,” he said.The town has already started planning construction of a third office building, and has big dreams, said Ogawa.“We’re aiming to become Japan’s Silicon Valley.” Benefits of township livingcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer “Concerns over the security of sensitive information, the difficulty of controlling working conditions, and the fact that corporate culture stresses the importance of face-to-face communications have deterred” some firms, she told AFP.Officials hope the campaign will show firms that employees can actually “work even more effectively” when they stay home, she added.That has been Yoshie Midorikawa’s experience.She starts her day by opening her laptop at home and sending her colleagues a message on a smartphone app, letting them know she is online after dropping her daughter at a nearby nursery.“You can save lots of time and energy that would have been used for commuting, especially when trains are delayed or carriages are crowded,” said Midorikawa, 42, a sales manager at technology firm Kunai, Inc.“I can work effectively since you don’t have to pick up telemarketer calls here,” she said in her quiet, neat living room.Experts and government officials hope that Olympic efforts to expand telework might serve as something of a legacy for the Games.Tokyo 2020 “is a chance to actively introduce telework, which can create a stress-free lifestyle,” said Azuma Taguchi, a professor of engineering at Chuo University.He is among the loudest voices urging authorities to take serious measures to tackle Olympic traffic, warning of potentially “fatal congestion” in railway stations if action is not taken.Take a ‘workation’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Divisionlast_img read more

Injera sparkles as Mwamba cage KCB Lions

first_imgSharesNAIROBI, Kenya, January 16- Collins Injera’s two tries, a penalty and assist led 1984 Kenya Cup winners Mwamba RFC back to the top of the league table as they beat Kenya Commercial Bank 22-10 at the RFUEA Grounds over the weekend.Mwamba, hosting this fixture at the RFUEA grounds owing to the unavailability of their new home venue, Nyayo National Stadium, came into this fixture lying second on the log with 15 points, two adrift of KCB.last_img

Colombian president: Rebels, not crossfire, killed 11 lawmakers

first_imgBOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s president accused guerrillas of murdering 11 state lawmakers in cold blood, making a live television broadcast Thursday to dispute a rebel claim that the hostages died in crossfire during a military attack. President Alvaro Uribe denied a rescue attempt was made for the hostages. He said there were no such military operations in areas where the hostages are thought to have been held on June 18, the date that the FARC rebel movement said the attack occurred. The news highlighted the precarious state of more than 3,000 people being held by various Colombian armed factions, including three American defense contractors seized four years ago by FARC, the Western Hemisphere’s oldest and most potent insurgency. “I’m totally lost. We don’t know what we’re going to do,” said a sobbing Fabiola Perdomo, wife of one of the lawmakers reported dead, said in a telephone interview. 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


first_imgLetterkenny retailers are taking part in a unique project aimed at ‘cashing in’ on the strength of sterling especially along borders regions.Over the next month many Letterkenny retailers are offering an exchange rate of £1 = €1.25.Over the last number of months the Sterling Euro exchange rate has been moving in favour of Donegal and Letterkenny is all set to reap the rewards and attract Northern customers back into town. John Watson, Letterkenny Chamber President said “We have seen an steady increase in sterling customers over the last few months and we know that this will increase more quickly as the summer holidays start.“This exchange rate offer by a large number of independent businesses will help set Letterkenny apart. There is already excellent value to be had in terms of prices and this exchange rate is an added bonus that we want to take advantage of.”Under the Shop LK initiative Letterkenny Chamber has produced a poster for participating shops which very simply tells customers the exchange rate in vibrant pink.These have been distributed around independent retailers who will proudly display them on their shop windows. John added “With the financial support of the Town Council we are promoting shopping in Letterkenny like never before and retailers being able to offer rates better than the banks will help in this promotional campaign.“This is Letterkenny’s time to shine and time for our Northern customers who were always fond of Letterkenny to re-discover what Letterkenny has to offer. This town has a great shopping reputation and we are keen to keep our loyal customers and to attract back those who may not have been here for a while.”Letterkenny has a high number of independent retailers stocking all the big brands at fantastic prices and more than that Letterkenny offers a great shopping experience.There’s the traditional main street, the shopping centres, the retail parks and lots more in between and after a few hours shopping there’s lots of places to relax for a coffee, a meal or for family entertainment.This exchange rate campaign will last well into the Summer so keep out an eye for the bright pink signs. LETTERKENNY PUTS IN A ‘STERLING’ PERFORMANCE TO GET SHOPPERS IN was last modified: June 15th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Flower pioneer Pinheiro’s art to be displayed

first_img She served as a member of both the Antelope Valley Fair board and of the first board of the Antelope Valley Hospital District. In the early 1960s, she began showing her paintings and providing information on where wildflowers were blooming each spring at a Lancaster storefront. She was joined by other members of the Lancaster Woman’s Club, which led to the creation of a committee that raised money toward buying land for the poppy reserve. The west Lancaster land that the Wildflower Preservation Committee raised money to buy was added to and became the 1,745-acre state reserve, which state officials say is on the most consistent poppy-bearing land in California. Pinheiro was named to the state poppy reserve citizens advisory committee, and served as its chairwoman until her death. Four years after she died, the reserve’s visitor center was named for her. She wrote of herself, “Really, I’ve never considered myself very important. I seem to have an innate sense of service and just happen to have been around where and when things needed to be done. It just seems to me, the world should be a better place for each of us having been here.” The Pinheiro display will run through April 30. Admission to the museum is free. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The show will open with a public reception from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Milt Stark, president of the Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association, will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday on “Who was Jane Pinheiro?” Born in Denver in 1907, she earned her teaching credentials at college in Utah and in the late 1920s moved to Pasadena. There she met Joe Pinheiro, whom she married in 1930. The Pinheiros came to the Antelope Valley when Joe Pinheiro got a job working for famous aviatrix and dude ranch owner Florence “Pancho” Barnes, who sold milk to the men at what is now Edwards Air Force Base. Jane Pinheiro began gathering wildflowers and painting botanically accurate depictions, compiling information about where the plants were found and their time of blooming. Described by a friend as “a tall woman, large in structure, always commanding in appearance … capable of a caustic, witty tongue,” Pinheiro also became active in Antelope Valley civic organizations. LANCASTER – Self-taught artist Jane Pinheiro spent nearly 35 years painting and drawing the desert wildflowers of the Antelope Valley, where she came in 1941 with her dairyman husband. Pinheiro’s love for wildflowers came to fruition in 1976 with the dedication of the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, whose visitors center is now named for her. Pinheiro died in 1978 but her wildflower paintings will nonetheless have a special showing this season. More than 100 watercolors will go on display Saturday at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, 44801 Sierra Highway. last_img read more

Master’s team goes into turnaround

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Things couldn’t get much worse than they were a season ago for The Master’s College men’s basketball team, which endured its share of struggles and finished 10th out of 11 teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference. A new coaching staff was put into place over the summer, five players return with added experience and four promising additions to the team have the Mustangs thinking a turnaround is coming sooner rather than later. “We’re anxious to get things started,” first-year coach Chuck Martin said. “I like the potential this group has.” Martin comes to the NAIA program with plenty of experience, having coached at the high school level in Alaska for 14 years before moving on to Liberty University in Texas for the past five. Isaiak Kottke, Eric Durso, Matt Sowa and Aaron Dixon are back as well and will be expected to provide leadership for newcomers Lucian Graham, Kalief Washington, Thomas Millar and Josh Herman, a Hart High of Newhall graduate. According to Martin, The Master’s has one more scholarship available and Jeremy Haggerty, from Canyon High of Canyon Country, could be a potential candidate. “I think we’re all excited,” Herman said. “We’ve been working hard and are going to do whatever it takes to get a chance to play and contribute.” The first official practice is in early October and the season begins in mid-November. In the meantime, there is work to be done and some of the players are voluntarily working out in the Mustangs’ gym. “I like what I’ve seen so far this summer,” Martin said. “There`s some potential here. “There’s a real fine line between winning and losing in college basketball and things didn’t work out last season. We’re going to do our best to improve and I think we have some kids here to make that happen.” sean.ceglinsky@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Chris Connolly, also from Texas, is the lone assistant on Martin’s staff. “We expect the first year to be difficult at times but we also expect to make some big strides,” Martin said. “Our goal is to get into the upper half of the division and go from there.” If the Mustangs are to improve, the play of its returnees – Ryan Zamroz, in particular – will be key. The 6-foot-3 sophomore started at point guard last season and averaged 7.6 points and 2.3 assists per game. His primary role figures to be running the offense once again, though he might have to be more assertive considering the Mustangs lost their top three scorers from a season ago: Ryan Read, Giovanni St. Amant and Caleb Adcock, all of whom averaged more than 13 points per game. “(Zamroz) is capable of doing a lot of different things for us,” Martin said. “He’s very skilled.” last_img

Stoke confirm negotiations with Luton manager Nathan Jones

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars He impressively steered them clear of relegation by winning 11 of his opening 21 matches in charge and, in his first full season at the helm, led them to automatic promotion.This term, he has the Hatters well poised for a second successive promotion.They are currently sitting second in the League One table, five points off top of the table Portsmouth. Stoke have confirmed they are negotiating with Luton boss Jones REPLY 1 MONEY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED BEST OF center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining In a statement released on Twitter, Stoke wrote: “Stoke City can confirm that the club is in discussions with Nathan Jones over the vacant managerial position.”Jones guided Luton to promotion from League Two last season and his side are currently having an impressive season in League One – sitting in second position.The Potters hierarchy will be hoping the 45-year-old is the man who can turn their fortunes around – with the West Midland’s club currently 14th in the Championship.Jones coached at Charlton and Brighton before kicking off his managerial career in January 2016 with Luton. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Stoke have confirmed they are in discussions with Luton manager Nathan Jones over their vacant manager’s position.Gary Rowett was sacked on Tuesday after less than eight months in charge, with the club having won just eight of their 26 Championship fixtures this season. no dice Latest Football Newslast_img read more

Students: verify your institutions

first_imgHigher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has urged potential students to contact the department’s call centre to verify the existence of private educational institutions before enrolling. The minister said there were bogus institutions which were not registered with the Department of Education and were therefore not legitimate.Some institutions also offered certain subjects in order to get students to register but ended up teaching other subjects. This was in a bid to get more money from students.He said potential students should call 0800 87 22 22 to check if the institution was in fact registered with the department and what subjects they were registered to offer.The minister was speaking in Pretoria on Thursday at the launch of the Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training, which is aimed at aligning the post-school education and training system with South Africa’s overall development agenda.Earlier this week, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said the police would be clamping down on bogus institutions.Operations will be carried out across the country targeting unregistered schools, colleges and universities, and the special investigative team which probes such institutions is to be beefed up.Source: SANews.co.zalast_img read more