Given the high prevalence of suicide and other social ills in Guyana, acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George on Friday, during a workshop hosted for the media, underscored the need for helplines to be placed at the end of such reports to proffer assistance from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George“Might I suggest that the Guyana Press Association (GPA) take the initiative, if it has not done so already, to partner with our leading NGO’s on gender based violence so as to set guidelines for Guyana and get the permission to place helpline information at the end of each story,” the Chief Justice stated.Justice George added that if such a method has been practiced before, then it needs to be considered for revision and/or recommitment, on the part of the media, to follow such guidelines.Her call comes at a time when Guyana has been listed among the countries with the highest suicide rates in the world. But Clinical Psychologist attached to the Public Health Ministry, Balogun Osunbiyi recently told Guyana Times that these eyebrow-raising figures have decreased significantly.In 2012, according to Osunbiyi, suicide death rates in Guyana stood at 44.2 per cent. However, over the years, this high percentage has decreased with 2016 figures standing at 29 per cent and 24.67 per cent in 2017. Although the figures for 2018 have not been officially released, this newspaper was told that suicide-related deaths were down by at least 50 per cent.While these numbers may be good for the country, The Caribbean Voice had a different view on the matter.In fact, the Managing Director of the agency, Bibi Ahamad, believes that the numbers have not significantly decreased and that the Health Ministry might be trying to paint that picture.She said that the numbers suggested that the figures may have been reduced, but many suicidal attempts are smeared when victims are rushed to the hospital and are treated.Law amendmentWhen it comes to the safety and protection of domestic violence victims, the local Judiciary is very strict and is, in fact, seeking to up its game in this regard.Already, media personnel can be fined $2 million for identifying complainants and witnesses in sexual offense cases.As explained by the Chief Justice, such cases are “deeply personal” and “traumatic” for not only victims, but their children and other relatives, and reporting in a reckless manner can leave lifelong scars and labels on these persons. As such, she explained the need for an amendment to the law to allow for in-camera hearings of domestic violence cases, in addition to sexual offenses.She said, “…we may have to seek amendment to the law to provide for in-camera hearings of criminal cases that are domestic violence related, like the provisions in place for sexual offenses cases.” (Davina Ramdass)
Paul Durcan will be hoping to put the disappointment of last weekend’s All-Ireland final loss to Kerry behind him when Four Masters host Ardara in the Donegal SFC.Four Masters welcome Ardara to Pairc Tir Conaill this weekend for their eagerly anticipated Donegal SFC clash.In their opening group match of this year’s championship, Four Masters welcome a formidable force in the form of Ardara.Ardara reached the semi-final of last season’s Donegal SFC and were narrowly defeated by just one point by eventual champions Glenswilly. Ardara will welcome county star Paddy McGrath back into their side after his exploits with Donegal all summer.Four Masters will welcome back county stars Karl Lacey, Paul Durcan and Luke Keaney for the weekend’s crucial clash.Both Four Masters and Ardara are fancied to get out of the group, and the winners of this weekend’s match will more than likely determine who tops the group.It will be a closely fought match, with both sides dependent on scores from forwards Gareth Concarr and Michael Doherty. Whoever comes out on top in that shoot-out will more than likely determine the victor.It’s a hard one to call, but with home advantage Four Masters should shade it.VERDICT – FOUR MASTERSDONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: FOUR MASTERS V ARDARA was last modified: September 26th, 2014 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:Donegal SFCfour mastersglenfinnewsSport
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Shouldn’t Darwin Day be named Darwin-Wallace Day? After all, Alfred Russell Wallace is by most accounts the co-discoverer of natural selection. Papers by Wallace and Darwin were read together at the Linnean Society meeting of 1858, over a year before Origin of Species was published. Some groups are seeking to give Wallace his due in the limelight – or, in the language of presidential politics, at least let him be Darwin’s running mate. In a letter to Nature,1 George W. Beccaloni and Vincent S. Smith complained that celebrations for Darwin Day are downplaying Wallace’s role. This was not to disparage the great Darwin, for they agreed with Kevin Padian (02/11/2008) that next year’s 200th birthday should be “celebrated enthusiastically.” But 2009 is also the 150th anniversary of the discovery of natural selection. There has been a long-standing attempt to marginalize the great Wallace, they argued. It almost seems intentional:This lack of interest in the 2008 anniversary is indicative of how Wallace’s achievements have been overshadowed by Darwin’s since Wallace’s death in 1913, a process certainly not helped by the Darwin ‘industry’ of recent decades. During his lifetime, Wallace received plenty of recognition from his contemporaries for his part in the discovery, as indicated by the many honours bestowed on him. These include the Darwin-Wallace and Linnean Gold Medals (Linnean Society); the Copley, Darwin and Royal Medals (Royal Society); and the Order of Merit. Isn’t it perhaps time for the current darwinocentric view of the history of biology to be revised?A website has been erected called The Alfred Russell Wallace Memorial Fund. The sponsors seek to correct the darwinocentric view of the history of biology and give Wallace more recognition.1. George W. Beccaloni and Vincent S. Smith, Correspondence, “Celebrations for Darwin downplay Wallace’s role,” Nature 451, 1050 (28 February 2008) | doi:10.1038/4511050d.Yes, it is time for the darwinocentric view of the history of biology to be revised. But adding one more misguided racist apostate storyteller is a process certainly not helped by the Darwin-Wallace industry of recent decades. Reasons why Wallace doesn’t get the press Darwin gets: (1) he was from a lower social class, (2) he delved into spiritualism and held some other weird beliefs, and (3) he did not believe that natural selection could explain man’s soul, rationality and morals. For this Darwin could only barely tolerate him. Since Wallace did not go all the way to complete naturalism, he could not share the glory of the Grand Tale that allowed Dawkins to become an intellectually fool-filled atheist. Darwin was devastated when Wallace had sent him that 1858 letter outlining the same theory of natural selection that he had been working on for years. Didn’t Darwin do the right thing, though, to share the stage at the Linnean Society with Wallace by having both their papers read together? Janet Browne in her excellent biography Charles Darwin: The Power of Place (Princeton, 2002) told how it was a scheme to protect Darwin from criticism while guaranteeing him the limelight. Darwin’s X-Men friends gave Wallace just enough press to keep him from complaining about priority, but afterwards did little to share the honor with him, and worked to ensconce Charlie as the “real” hero of the Law of Natural Selection. It was “audacious skulduggery” – as Browne termed the plan Charlie & Charlie (Darwin and Lyell) cooked up. “No pair of practised fixers could, if they wished, have cooked up a better scheme for promoting Darwin’s interests” (p. 35). Read all about it in chapter 1. The Wallace Fund site contains a quote from old man Wallace in 1913: “Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations, and every fresh truth is received unwillingly. To expect the world to receive a new truth, or even an old truth, without challenging it, is to look for one of those miracles which do not occur.” Great. Let’s challenge Wallace and Darwin both. Question number one: How does Truth evolve?(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The Absa Bank call centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. (Image: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Mary AlexanderWith South Africa largely sheltered from the subprime crisis and resultant economic meltdown, the country’s banks now have a larger market capitalisation than the world’s major corporate banks.Absa Bank now has an equivalent market cap to its major shareholder, the once-giant Barclays UK, and Standard Bank is larger.South Africa’s stringent credit regulations are largely recognised as having prevented local banks being caught in the web of the subprime lending craze that entangled financial institutions across the world. “They have been pounded like you can’t believe,” said Wayne McCurrie of RMB Asset Management on Summit TV. “Our banks are nothing like the overseas banks.“Barclays UK was a massive bank – its market capitalisation, in other words what shareholders value the company at or what the share market values the company at – is not dissimilar to Absa’s market capitalisation, and it’s less than Standard Bank.“So our banks are now bigger in market cap terms than the major corporate banks.”In 2005 Barclays paid some R33-billion for a majority stake in Absa. The British bank’s share price has tumbled headlong recently.McCurrie said on Tuesday that the world’s major corporate banks had fallen us much as 30% to 40% in two days. “And that comes after an 80% fall – so they are now a fraction of what they used to be.“We are lucky in South Africa – not only are our banks insulated, the majority of our economy is insulated.“The resource sector is not – we’ve seen resource prices falling with platinum falling from US$2 200 an ounce to around $800 or $900 now. It’s been a dramatic effect. Unfortunately this adds to the general economic downturn we see in South Africa.“But it’s important to see that South Africa is in a downturn – it’s not a crisis, it’s not a collapse.”On Wednesday Absa assured investors that it was “unaffected” by Barclays UK’s troubled position. “Absa is a separately listed company on the JSE and is a South African registered bank regulated by the South African Reserve Bank,” Patrick Wadula, Absa’s head of media relations, told Sapa.The sell-off of banking shares in London continued on Wednesday, with Barclays’s shares falling to a 24-year-low, with rumours that the British government would nationalise the bank.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.orgRelated articlesSeize the new yearWhy 2008 isn’t 1998 Africa captures investors’ eyes SA’s competitiveness steady Doing business easier in SA South Africa’s economy: key sectors Useful linksSummit TV transcript of interview with Wayne McCurrieSummit TVAbsa BankStandard BankNedbankFirst National BankJSE LimitedSouth African Reserve Bank
20 October 2014 Africa’s growth is fuelled by strong investments in infrastructure. (Photo: Jaques Fernandes, AfDB) Africa can achieve sustainable economic growth and development if it plays a more active role in global economics, according to the latest African Economic Outlook report from the African Development Bank (AfDB).“In order to sustain the economic growth and ensure that it creates opportunities for all, African countries should continue to rebuild shock absorbers and exercise prudent macro management. Any slackening on macro management will undermine future economic growth,’ said Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice-President of the AfDB in a statement.“In the medium- to long-term, the opportunity for participating in global value chains, should be viewed as part as part of the strategy for achieving strong, sustained and inclusive growth,’ he said.The African Economic Outlook report is produced annually by the AfDB, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This year’s report shows that Africa has weathered internal and external shocks and is poised to achieve healthy economic growth rates.Africa’s economic potentialThe report is bullish on Africa’s growth potential. It anticipates the continent’s economy to push to 4.8% in 2014, and then 5 to 6% in 2015, driven by domestic demand, infrastructure and increased trade in manufactured goods. However, the report states, Africa has to participate more effectively in regional and global value chains, a move that will serve as a catalyst for economic diversification, domestic resource mobilisation and investment in critical infrastructure on the continent.“In order to do so, however, the continent needs to avoid getting stuck in low value-added activities.“For instance, Africa’s exports to the rest of the world grew faster than those of any other region in 2012, but they remain dominated by primary commodities and accounted for only 3.5% of world merchandise exports in 2012,’ says the report.Africa can avoid the trap by investing in new and more productive sectors, building skills, creating jobs and acquiring new technology and market information. South Africa is a good example of an African country which has avoided this trap, according to the report.South Africa“[South Africa] achieved a remarkable turnaround in its automotive industry by removing obstacles and providing incentives for component producers and assembly lines. It also shows that the development of agribusiness value chains in countries such as Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia has contributed to economic growth and job creation.’Commenting on the Africa’s economic potential, director of the OECD Development Centre, Mario Pezzini, said countries on the continent have a great potential “to build on their demographic dynamism, rapid urbanisation and natural- resources assets’.“The challenge now for many of them is to ensure that greater insertion into global value chains is achieved and has a positive impact on people’s lives.“Public policies need to be articulated in a targeted strategy that promotes more equitable economic and social transformation and an environmentally sound development,’ said Pezzini.Human developmentOn the social development front, the report notes that there has been remarkable progress in human development, with lower poverty levels, rising incomes and improving rates of school enrolment and health coverage.However, to achieve real human development gains requires empowering people and ensuring environmental sustainability, so that economic growth can yield benefits for all.Pedro Conceiçao, Chief Economist at UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa, said engagement with global value chains deepens, the appropriate measures need to be in place to mitigate the risks which they can bring about, such as volatile prices, unfair competition and increased vulnerability. “While regional and global economic networks present immense opportunities, women, men and communities must be able to compete from a position of strength,’ he said.SAinfo reporter
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its record unblemished but not after overcoming a gritty stand by Far Eastern University, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Finals Wednesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jaja Santiago dominated anew for the Lady Bulldogs, who shoot for a finals sweep and a perfect season in Game 2 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Aiko Urdas delivered a pair of clutch hits for NU and FEU committed a couple of costly errors from Heather Guinoo and Celine Domingo to end Game 1.Sato added 12 points while Jasmine Nabor had 46 excellent sets. Urdas finished with eight points and 16 digs.Czarina Carandang paced the Lady Tamaraws, who were without team captain Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, with 17 points.Pons and Atienza are focused on playing for FEU in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament and likely to miss Game 2 as well.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Santiago, who averaged 26 points per game in the semifinals, picked up where she left off with 23 points, including four blocks and four service aces. “The game was a bit tight but I give it to the evolution of the team,” said NU coach Babes Castillo. “They played a bit relaxed under pressure, though, they have yet to find the balance between being relaxed and assertive.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We will try our best to win. Hopefully, very, very convincingly. We have to limit our errors, we want to be more intelligent and organized,” Castillo said.The Lady Bulldogs blew a big lead twice. The last instance was in the fourth set where the Lady Tamaraws rose from six points down, 21-15, to tie the match at 22 after Risa Sato’s attempt went out. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After frustrating him in NCAA, Thompson looks to turn tables on Amer in PBA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:28Groups urge swift passage of bill on higher tax on e-cigs, liquor01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Although they didn’t always see eye to eye on some matters, the duo formed one of the most celebrated player-coach relationships in all of sports.Bryant, meanwhile, has also been referred to as the closest player to Jordan, and was considered his heir apparent during his career.The two played the same position and displayed a seemingly frenzied drive and passion for the game.Other big-name stars eligible for the loaded Hall of Fame Class of 2021 include Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Warriors come back to beat Wizards; Green, Beal ejected John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kobe Bryant gestures to fans as he takes the court for his last game for the Los Angeles Lakers against Utah Jazz in their season-ending NBA western division matchup n Los Angeles, California, on April 13, 2016. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNKobe Bryant is definitely a shoo-in in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in four years’ time.In a storied career that span 20 seasons, the five-time NBA champion has worked with and played against some of the biggest names in basketball.ADVERTISEMENT But when it comes to the person he wants to present him come the historic day, “The Black Mamba” already has two people in mind.“For me it’s two people: Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson,” Bryant told Complex’s Liz Levy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They’ve been the greatest mentors, not only in my career as an athlete but also as a person. And what I might say is just a lot of thank yous. ‘Cause I’ve had a lotta help along the way. A lotta lotta help.”Jackson, of course, steered the ship for Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers’ championship dynasty from 2000 to 2002, and again in 2009 and 2010.
Real Madrid Real Madrid’s Benzema unhurt after car accident Alberto Piñero Last updated 2 years ago 23:43 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Real Madrid Karim Benzema Deportivo Alavés v Real Madrid Deportivo Alavés Primera División The France international’s vehicle was struck from behind near Madrid airport, with no serious injuries incurred by either of the parties involved Real Madrid star Karim Benzema emerged unhurt after suffering a car crash in the Spanish capital. Reports indicate that the accident took place on the M-13 road close to Madrid’s Barajas Airport on Friday evening. Goal understands that Benzema’s vehicle was hit from behind by another car, with no fault attached to the forward and no injuries suffered. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Local police were called to the scene, where they observed damage to both vehicles. Benzema and the unidentified driver were given breathalyser tests, which both came up negative. The Frenchman is currently unavailable for Madrid, as he recovers from a muscle injury unrelated to the events of Friday.
Arsenal Man City pile fresh misery on Arsenal with record-breaking first-half Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 04:55 3/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Manchester City Arsenal v Manchester City Arsène Wenger Leroy Sané The Gunners suffered a historic low in the Premier League on Thursday as they suffered a woeful start to their latest test against the leaders Manchester City inflicted Arsenal’s worst first-half performance of the Premier League era on the Gunners with a breathtaking display in a 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.Leroy Sane helped to set up two brilliant goals for Bernardo and David Silva and scored the third himself as the champions-elect ran riot over Arsenal again, four days after Sunday’s 3-0 Wembley win in the Carabao Cup final.Arsenal had never conceded three goals before half-time at home in the Premier League before, but they were perhaps fortunate to escape without further punishment, with Petr Cech denying Sergio Aguero his 200th City goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player 3 – Arsenal have conceded three goals in the first half of a Premier League home game for the first time ever. Overwhelmed. pic.twitter.com/BGR7ok0X7f— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2018Henrikh Mkhitaryan had urged Arsenal to “fight” for under-fire manager Arsene Wenger, but an awful defensive display will likely lead to fresh calls for the Frenchman to be replaced.The result was City’s biggest victory at Arsenal in any competition since a 4-0 win in November 1912. Furthermore, the match tied the record for Arsenal’s worst loss at home in the Premier League, with the Gunners also falling by three-goal margins to Coventry in 1993, Middlesbrough in 2001 and Chelsea twice in 2009.With seven defeats, Wenger’s men also have lost more matches in all competitions in 2018 than any other Premier League team.”Not a lot to talk about, it was a game with a team of top quality full of confidence, we are a bit low on confidence,” Wenger told Sky Sports . “First half was difficult for us after what happened on Sunday.”But they took advantage of our lack of confidence and I must say our team put a real physical effort in, technically as well. We are going through a difficult period, their quality made it difficult for us.”It’s tough but it’s explainable by the fact [of] what happened on Sunday, the consequences of the hype about our performance, it hits you. But I think the players put in huge effort today and unfortunately we had some weak defending.”Arsenal — now sitting in sixth place, 10 points out of the top four — travel to face Brighton on Sunday before facing AC Milan next Thursday at the San Siro in the first leg of a Europa League last-16 clash. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.