“Disaster risk management is everybody’s business” – Harmon tells regional heads

first_imgMinister of State Joseph Harmon, who holds responsibility for the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), on Thursday said the responsibility of disaster risk management and response rests not only with Central Government but rather, it requires a concerted effort from every member of society.The Minister was at the time delivering the feature address at the opening of the first Annual Regional Disaster Risk Management (RDRM) Conference for Regional Chairmen and Regional Executive Officers from the 10 administrative regions at Cara Lodge, Georgetown. He noted that Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) are a very important layer in the governance system of the country and particularly in disaster risk management and response, since it is the first responder to theRegional chairpersons and REOs at the Regional Disaster Risk Management Conference held at Cara Lodge, Georgetownneeds of the citizens in their respective regions.The Minister is quoted by the Ministry of the Presidency as saying that Guyana has been experiencing the effects of climate change since the massive floods of 2005 which left many communities across the country inundated. Since then, Guyana has experienced several disastrous situations as a result of climate change and global warming. These disasters, he said, severely affected the livelihoods of many villages and the overall economic and infrastructural landscape of the respective regions. Disaster risk management and response planning must therefore become a concern of every stakeholder.Harmon then noted that the Conference will become an annual feature that will see all regions coming together and planning for the year as there is requirement for this system all across the country.Director General (Ag) of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig in his remarks to the gathering said this year’s Conference was held with the aim of examining the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in the Regional Disaster Risk Management System, which the Commission has already rolled out in eight of the 10 regions. Additionally, he noted that the work of the regions as it relates to disaster management in 2018 has been reviewed while plans for 2019 are being finalised.To date, the CDC has produced 24 community disaster risk management plans, five municipality plans, six disaster risk assessments and a risk assessment for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). It has also finalised and handed over eight regional multi-hazard preparedness and response plans to eight regions. The Commission hopes to complete Region Four and Region Eight’s (Potaro-Siparuni) regional multi-hazard preparedness and response plans by the end of 2019, thereby equipping all of the regions to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters.last_img read more

178 graduated from GITC at 53rd graduation exercise

first_imgOne hundred and seventy-eight (178) of the country’s young men and women graduated with honours from the Guyana Industrial Training Centre (GITC), after successfully completing various skill programmes.The GITC’s graduating class of 2019The graduates were recipients of both the National Vocational Qualification certificate and Caribbean Vocational Qualification certificate for expertise in areas such as data operations, masonry, metalwork engineering, plumbing, motor vehicle repairs, furniture making, electrical installation and welding.Chairman of GITC and Government Technical Institute’s (GTI) Board, Vincent Alexander urged the graduates to understand the standards to which they were exposed.He charged them to pursue higher qualifications and keep abreast with developments in their particular field so they remain relevant.Professor Michael Scott delivering the feature addressDelivering the feature address at the 53rd ceremony, was Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Michael Scott. He told the graduates that the graduation exercise marks the provision of employable people in the new dispensation within Guyana.As such, he encouraged them to set themselves another target. “It’s better to aim at something and miss than to aim at nothing and always hit it.”The graduation was held under the theme “Embracing change, and strengthening capacity”.The theme, according to the GITC’s administrator, Dexter Cornette, delivers a message that it is essential to remain relevant in order to create an impact in society.With this, he disclosed that for 2019 only, the centre graduated its largest batch in history, with its enrolment for the 2019-2020 year being 401. Meanwhile, office administration and refrigeration along with AC repair will be added to the list of programmes.last_img read more

‘Reminds me of Yaya’ – Some Liverpool fans finally praise their ‘flop’ and ‘fraud’

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Fabinho finally made his Premier League debut on Saturday evening, playing just over 20 minutes of the Reds’ defeat of Huddersfield.The Brazil international, who was signed for an initial £40million earlier this year, has found his early life on Merseyside something of a disaster. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 2 Fabinho came on and was composed today, he’ll definitely strengthen our midfield #LFC— Vinni (@Alvino_9) October 20, 2018 The belief is that Fabinho has not played much for Liverpool so far as he is not used to Klopp’s style of play, and his early performances have been heavily criticised by Liverpool supporters; his showing against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup was blasted, with Fabinho labelled a ‘flop’ and a ‘fraud’ by supporters.However, things appeared to have started to turn around for the former Monaco ace, with fans impressed by Fabinho as he helped Liverpool secure all three points against Huddersfield on Saturday evening. predicted Liked the little of what we saw from Fabinho today. Understand the reason why he’s been eased in, but see him taking over the 6 soon. #LFC— C. Coy (@coachcoy23) October 20, 2018 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 I’d start Fabinho-Lallana-Gini next game, those three look solid yesterday #LFC— . (@shiddiq_r) October 21, 2018 Fabinho’s full debut for Liverpool came in the Carabao Cup – and it was not good gameday cracker Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury whoops tense changes I thought Fabinho looked really good when he came on yesterday. Got a feeling he’s gonna be a top player for us. Nice eye for a pass and really good running the ball in midfield. Reminds me a bit of ya ya toure! #lfc #fabinho— WelshRed🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🔴 (@WelshRed3) October 21, 2018 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Why isn’t Fabinho starting is Baffling. He legit did more than Henderson did but apparently he’s still adaptingI’ll take that over Henderson ngl #LFC #FabforStartingXI— Aniketh (@upthereds7) October 20, 2018 Liked what I saw from Fabinho from his appearance today. Big things to come from that man! #LFC— LFCEXPRESS (@LFCExpress15) October 20, 2018 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City TOP WORK Thought Fabinho was excellent when he came on. Solidified the midfield and played forward with purpose and intent. Needs to play more now #LFC— George (@reid1892) October 20, 2018 Good to see Fabinho getting some minutes we need him up to speed,seems like he is now getting the urgency and intensity into his game #LFC— Andy46LFC (@didgy40) October 20, 2018center_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? SORRY 2 latest Top teams win when they play poorly. We are creating the right situations but rushing the final pass or shot. Frustrating but it will come. Fabinho bright when he came on. Shaqiri excellent. #LFC #HUDLIV— Jamie Holme (@JamieHolme) October 20, 2018 He has not been trusted by Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, to represent his new team on many occasions, with his only start to date coming in the Carabao Cup.Fabinho hadn’t even made a Premier League appearance up until matchday nine, with his first appearance in England’s top flight coming as a second half substitute. I thought Fabinho was really good when he came on. He was really sharp and also quick on the ball. He deserves a start now #LFC— Michael (@MichaelLFC1892) October 20, 2018 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Thought Fabinho was class was he came on. Passing was to a high standard, read the game well and read moments before they became dangers. Hope to see him more from now on. #LFC— Shivam Rughani (@ShivamRughani) October 20, 2018 Fabinho looked decent when he came on. Like a taller, Brazilian version of Wijnaldum. #LFC— Chris Berry (@chrisberry86) October 20, 2018 huge blow Fabinho played well today imo, he should start more often. Team vs Red Star should be Alisson – TAA, Gomez, VVD, Robbo – Fabinho, Gini, Milner – Shaq, Firmino, Salah #lfc— Jacob (@lfcjacob_) October 20, 2018 Most read in Premier League Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed Fabinho slightly improved from recent outings and beginning to look more comfortable and confident. 👍 #LFC— David Comerford ⚽️🏁 (@Dave_Comerford) October 20, 2018 Supporters took to social media to comment of Fabinho’s performance against the Terriers, and you can see the best reaction below… Things were much better for Fabinho when he was introduced against Huddersfield Job done in the end can see salah getting his touch back and Fabinho looked solid when he come on if klopp has told them to hold back on attacking and then we go full throttle after Xmas then could be perfect plan #LFC— Darren Mountain (@DJDAZZA84) October 20, 2018last_img read more

FUBA NBL: Warriors out for revenge against wounded Canons

first_img Tags: David DengFUBA NBLRonnie MutebiSaidi AmistopUCU CanonsWarriors Warriors lost to UCU in the first round. (PHOTOS/File)FUBA National Basketball LeagueYMCA Courts, WandegeyaFriday, 16-08-2019 -Ndejje Angels vs Sharing Youths-Warriors vs UCU CanonsWANDEGEYA – Warriors will be eyeing revenge when they take on UCU Canons in one of the two FUBA National Basketball League games to be played on Friday evening.Ronnie Mutebi’s side lost 60-62 to UCU in the first round, one of only two defeats they have suffered all season.The first-round game is one that Warriors will feel they should not have lost and Friday presents a chance to straighten the record.“Friday’s game will help us maintain the low number of losses,” said Mutebi ahead of the game.“We lost to UCU cannons in the first round so we have a score to settle.“We also have just lost terribly to city oilers so we really want to come out of this pit we have put ourselves into.”While Mutebi eyes victory, he is also worried about the threat that UCU poses going into the game.“UCU has proved to also be a title contender so we want to dominate them for us to gauge our preparedness.“We have been hit by many injuries on top of the suspension of Carmelo so the odds are tight on our side but we will go through strong.“It’s a chance for the warriors to prove to the doubters especially ourselves that this year is ours.”Warriors are one of only two sides that are still unbeaten in the second round having won all their 5 games so far. The other is Oilers who are 6-0 in terms of second-round record.For UCU Canons, they come into the game on the back of a first second-round loss of the season.Nicholas Natuhereza’s side lost 64-67 to Oilers on Wednesday night and will very much want to return to winning ways.Going into the contest, David Deng is a major doubt for Canons while Warriors are still without the suspended Saidi ‘Camelo’ Amis.UCU have the best record for the season so far, winning 15 of their 17 fixtures so far.UCU have won 15 of their first 17 games this season.For Warriors, they have won 14 in 16.The other fixture on the night will see Ndejje Angels take on Sharing Youth.After a decent run in the first round, Ndejje have struggled in the second, winning only 2 of their six games so far.For Sharing, they have so far won three and lost as many in 6 second-round games.Comments last_img read more