Decision to relocate not a whimsical move – President Granger

first_imgPresident David GrangerWalter Roth MuseumPresident David Granger on Monday justified the Government’s decision for the removal of the Walter Roth Museum from its Main Street, Georgetown location to the Guyana National Museum. He insisted that the move was not “whimsical” but was made on the basis of organisational changes in the administration.The museum – which is the oldest museum of anthropology in the English-speaking Caribbean – will be moved to the western wing of the National Museum.President Granger stated that he does not view the removal of the museum from the heritage building as a “problem but as an improvement”. He assured that there will be no damage to the artefacts or documents that are housed in the building.“It is an administrative decision which was made because of organisational changes in Government,” he said, adding that the establishment of the Ministry of Presidency Department of Environment has brought on the need for more space.He stated that there is no need for worry since the new housing arrangement will be up to international standard.“It is not tumbling out. It is an improvement…if it could have been avoided we would have avoided it but we need to deploy staff from the Ministry of Presidency,” he noted, explaining that the merge of the two museums would improve access to the exhibits.He also stated that it is quite likely that he will be working from one of those departments, hinting that the department of protocol might be one of those departments.The Walter Roth MuseumIn an invited comment on the issue, Former Culture Youth and Sport Minister Dr Frank Anthony had stated that the National Museum was already overcrowded with its own artefacts. He said that instead of dismantling the Walter Roth, its heritage should be preserved.“We have to see what this is all about…it is an institution and instead of dismantling it, we have to be preserving it and growing it because it has a very important role to play in Guyana,” he said.Dr Anthony said he does not think the President is aware of the space the National Museum has, since it has been overcrowded with its artefacts: “They cannot display their current holdings because there is a lack of space and to move an entire museum and somehow cram it into the space of the National Museum, I don’t think that is possible.”Dr Anthony added that if it is true that the President wanted all the museums in one place then the Government would have to build another building and he does not believe that they are rebuilding the current museum, and “if they are doing that, where are they getting the budget from because there was no budget voted in 2016 for it.”The Walter Roth Museum was established in 1974 but did not open to the public until 1982. It is located on Main Street, Georgetown. It is famous for its journals in some of the leading universities of the world.However, President Granger assured that there will be no damage to the pieces in the museum but it will be moved to the other building which will meet international standards.Walter Roth museum was founded with the collections of Guyanese Archaeologist, Dr Denis Williams and in 1980, the ethnographic collections of Dr Walter Roth, JJ Quelch and Sir Everardim Thurn were transferred to the museum from the National Museum. The museum’s collections also include subterranean artefacts from all 10 Administrative Regions.last_img read more

Mark Warburton matches record of Rangers legend after just eight games in charge

first_img1 Rangers beat Queen of the South 5-1 Rangers moved two points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship thanks to a 5-1 thrashing of Queen of the South at Palmerston.Andy Halliday, Jason Holt and Barrie McKay scored in addition to a brace of Martyn Waghorn penalties and, though Aidan Smith scored for the hosts on 75 minutes, the Gers cruised to a fourth win from four league games this season.Going in to the match, Queens also boasted a 100 per cent record, but there was no repeat of the crushing defeats suffered by Rangers in Dumfries on their two visits in the previous campaign.The 5-1 scoreline also means Mark Warburton has become the first Rangers manager since Bill Struth in 1920 to win his first eight games in charge in all competitions, albeit at a lower level.Struth was in charge at Ibrox between 1920 and 1954 and led Rangers to a remarkable 18 league titles, including the club’s first ever league and cup double and treble.Warburton will do well to achieve a fraction of his illustrious predecessor’s success and the Ibrox faithful will settle for promotion this season.last_img read more


first_imgKevin Cassidy has said the comments Jim McGuinness made about Dublin last week were ‘silly’ and ‘unnecessary’.Former Donegal player Kevin Cassidy has blasted Jim McGuinness for making ‘silly’ comments about Dublin in the run-up to Sunday’s crunch All-Ireland semi-final between the two counties.McGuinness compared the strength of resources available to Dublin as similar to those Roman Ambramovich has at his disposal at Chelsea, and said there was a divide beginning to develop between Dublin and the rest of the counties.Cassidy and McGuinness had a very public fall-out, the Gaoth Dobhair manager was removed from the Donegal panel prior to the 2012 All-Ireland winning campaign for contributions he made to the award winning book ‘This Is Our Year’ by Declan Bogue. However, Cassidy feels the latest comments made by McGuinness are both ‘silly’ and ‘unnecessary’Cassidy told The Irish Times, “To be honest I think it was a silly comment, he has given out to Mark McHugh and Eamon McGee in the past for making silly comments.“I don’t know if it is pressure or if Jim is trying to direct stuff away or whatever, but Dublin didn’t need any more ammunition because there is enough there already.“I know some things can be taken out of context, and maybe that’s what happened, but there is no need for it. “Dublin deserve credit they don’t deserve it to be said they’re successful because of money.Cassidy alluded to the fact that Donegal went on a warm weather training camp in Portugal earlier this season, and have just returned from a five-day training camp at Johnstown House, Enfield.“To be honest there is a lot of money in our county as well. Maybe for Jim to say that wasn’t right, but I’m sure he realises that now.Cassidy also feels Dublin may have too many big guns on the day and says it’s hard to see past a Dublin victory, but believes Donegal have a chance.“It’s tough to see outside Dublin, to be honest. I think Donegal have a chance but I’m not going to sit here and say Donegal have better players than Dublin because they don’t. But every team is due an off day. “Donegal have a chance.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: CASSIDY BLASTS MCGUINNESS FOR ‘SILLY’ COMMENTS ABOUT DUBLIN was last modified: August 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:CommentsCountdown to CrokerKevin CassidynewssillySportunecessarylast_img read more

High Tech, high praise

first_imgPersonal attention makes a big difference. It was former Los Angeles school board member Roberta Weintraub’s personal attention that led to the creation of the High Tech High charter school on the campus of Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa. It’s the personal attention High Tech High pays its students that has made the school, in just one year, one of California’s best. And it’s the personal attention paid by math and physics teacher Matthew McLenahan that’s earned him a Milken National Educator Award and $25,000. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals A great honor for a great teacher, made possible by the personal attention of Birmingham alumnus Lowell Milken, whose family foundation funds these awards to celebrate excellent educators. When people personally invest themselves in education, great things happen. 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

Donegal farm named as finalist in National Quality Milk Awards

first_imgA Donegal farmer, Sean Lynch, from Glencrow in Moville, has been announced as a National Finalist in the Quality Milk Awards nominated by Aurivo. Sean’s father starting milking on this family farm in 1966. Sean now looks after it with his wife Marie, their son John will take it over in the future.Sean has three daughters Gemma, Ellen and Catherine and one son. John currently works full-time, but dedicates time to help out on the farm in the evenings and at the weekend. They won the Aurivo supplier award with lowest TBC manufacturing in 2016. Their motto is “You can’t get clean milk from dirty cows” The winners were announced in Dublin yesterday with presentations to 14 of Ireland’s top dairy farms by Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed.The country’s top prize for best quality milk has been awarded to John and Maria Walsh, from Cahir, Co Tipperary who supply their milk to Dairygold Co-op. The NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards has been running since 1996 and celebrates excellence in Irish dairy farming.Winners John and Maria were accompanied by their family and received a prize of €5,000 and the coveted NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards perpetual cup.The farmers who are nominated for the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards are representing milk pools of hundreds or sometimes even thousands of dairy farmers in their own co-ops. It is a serious short-listing process for the three judges, Professor Pat Wall from UCD, Dr. David Gleeson (Teagasc) and Dr. Jack Kennedy (Irish Farmers Journal. This year Irish chef Clodagh McKenna is the Food Ambassador celebrating the delicious taste and quality of Irish dairy produce both at home and abroad.Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said “Irish farming is more than just a business; it is a way of life. Irish farmers learn their craft from their parents and grandparents before them. It is no accident that Irish dairy products are regarded as the best in the world. Irish farmers and their family’s commitment to delivering world class quality milk, day in day out, coupled with our grass based farming systems has enabled us to build successful markets for dairy products around the world”.Zoe Kavanagh, CEO of the NDC said “Our work in the NDC is really made possible because of the high quality of Irish milk and dairy produce available to consumers here, produced from top quality farms, off grassland”Kevin Lane, Chief Executive of Ornua said “At Ornua, we are very proud to sponsor the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards which is going from strength to strength each year. It is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate Irish farmers who are role models and who raise the bar for everyone in the industry, encouraging all of us to work harder and do better. Irish farmers, and their families, unrivalled commitment to delivering world class quality milk, day in day out, has enabled us to build Kerrygold into the much-loved growing global brand that it is today.”Dr David Gleeson from Teagasc spoke on behalf of the national judging panel and thanked the farmers and co-ops for participating in the national awards, he said “When we visit the short-listed farms every year as judges we see at first hand the genuine pride of Irish farmers and why they are #madeforthis. Twenty-two farms were nominated and 14 were short listed for a farm visit. These farms were located in 9 different counties from west Cork to Donegal. Three of the key milk quality parameters assessed in the shortlisting process are TBC; SCC and protein percentage. The milk quality standards being achieved on these nominated farms are GETTING higher each year. What stands out is dedication to doing things right; a thirst for sharing knowledge and learning about ways to improve how things are done; and a heartfelt wish to carry on the tradition of the family farm, passing on the farm as good as, or better than it was before to the next generation.”Donegal farm named as finalist in National Quality Milk Awards was last modified: October 5th, 2017 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:donegalmilk awardsmovilleSean Lynchlast_img read more

Joint alert issued on drowning risks to avoid summer tragedy

first_imgIrish Water Safety, Coast Guard and RNLI have issued a joint appeal reminding the public to stay alert to the risk of drowning at all times and especially in the current hot weather.On average, five people drown in Ireland every fortnight and the risks increase during July and August, the most popular months for swimming and other water based activities.Do you know what to do to avoid the risk of drowning? Here is some advice to avoid a summer tragedy: Swim within your depth and stay within your depth. Never swim alone.Wear a Lifejacket/Personal Floatation Device when on or near the water and make sure that it has a correctly fitting crotch strap. This applies when boating but equally to both experienced and once-off casual anglers fishing from shore.Supervise children closely and NEVER NEVER use inflatable toys in open water.Swim at Lifeguarded waterways listed on or in areas that are known locally as safe and where there are ringbuoys present to conduct a safe rescue.If you see someone in difficulty, these simple steps may save a life:A. Shout to the casualty and encourage them to shore. This may orientate them just enough.B. Reach out with a long object such a branch or a piece of clothing but do not enter the water yourself.C. Throw a ringbuoy or any floating object, call 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.Reminder – If you see somebody in trouble in the water, or if you think they are in trouble Dial 112 and ask for the Coast GuardJoint alert issued on drowning risks to avoid summer tragedy was last modified: July 5th, 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)last_img read more

Crabs add former player Dettman as assistant coach

first_imgARCATA >> Humboldt Crabs manager Robin Guiver has finalized his staff of assistant coaches for the 2017 campaign. Crabs alumni and Feather River College assistant coach Ryan Dettman will be added to the Crabs’ coaching staff the upcoming season. He will join pitching coach Eric Giacone and Brad Morgan for the 74th consecutive year of Crabs baseball on the North Coast. Fans may remember Dettman was an outfielder for the Crabs during the summer of 2012, while he was playing at Oregon State …last_img

Top stories: Killer chimps, artificial sweeteners, and the ‘Kardashian Index’

first_imgEbola vaccine: Little and lateAs the Ebola outbreak accelerates, the containment measures that worked in the past clearly have failed. This has spurred hopes that biomedical countermeasures, such as monoclonal antibodies and vaccines, can help save lives and slow spread. But even as President Barack Obama calls for an aggressive ramp up of the U.S. government’s response, resolve is colliding with a grim reality: The epidemic is outpacing the speed with which drugs and vaccines can be produced.See all of Science’s coverage of the Ebola outbreak, including the U.N. 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Don’t put down your Diet Coke quite yet—some scientists say these results fly in the face of previous research and may be wrong.The top 50 science stars of TwitterScience compiled a list of some of the most followed scientists on Twitter and calculated their “Kardashian Index”—a comparison of a scientist’s number of Twitter followers with their academic citations. We know we missed a few—tell us who and we’ll add them to our updated list, coming soon! ’Artificial spleen’ could help treat sepsisSepsis—the body’s over-the-top reaction to an infection—is one of the world’s leading killers. Now, researchers have figured out a new way to fight sepsis by filtering microbes from patients’ blood.last_img read more

Madhya Pradesh’s Happiness Dept. to open Time Bank

first_imgWhether it’s a banker or a gardener, time progresses the same way for everyone, acting as an equaliser. So, the Madhya Pradesh government’s Happiness Department plans to set up a Time Bank that would lend currency to an hour, which could be exchanged to learn a new skill without the need for any paper money.Whenever a bank member needs a service or wants to acquire a skill, say gardening or playing a guitar, she could exchange a credit, worth an hour, with another member knowing the skill.“It is a new way to link untapped social capacity to unmet social needs,” said Akhilesh Argal, CEO of the State government department. “The core values are that we all are assets and driven by reciprocity.”50,000 volunteersAt the start, the 50,000 volunteers registered with the department through local networks will form community-level banks and list skills they could impart or services they could offer. An experienced volunteer will induct new members and keep a record of all the transactions.Striking a note of caution, Mr. Argal said,“Since there is persisting trust deficit in society, we’ll start by forming groups with people we know.” Whether you need someone to drive you to a supermarket, tend to an ailing grandmother or simply a jogging partner, it could all be sought at the bank.Conceived at the Cincinnati Time Store in 1827, the concept gained currency with the setting up of the first Time Bank in Japan in 1973, and later when Edgar Cahn, CEO of TimeBanks USA, popularised ‘Time Dollars’. Today, there are more than 500 such communities across 32 countries.In Madhya Pradesh, time banks will enable person-to-person, person-to-agency and agency-to-agency transactions. “Members will start with zero credits, which they could gradually acquire by imparting skills. Credits can even go in negative. And in case a skill becomes popular over time benefiting only a few members, other members will be compelled to do their mite with vigour to collect more credits,” said Mr. Argal.Common denominatorAs the bank would measure all kinds of skills and services through a common denominator — time, members would view them, and those offering it, as an equal, said Mr. Argal. “Networks are stronger than individuals. Heeding different voices will help promote equality and dignity of labour.” Those interested in becoming a Time Bank member could register on the department’s website as a volunteer.last_img read more