Homes in the Funday section of New Kru Town were inundated by water from the Atlantic Ocean last weekend, forcing residents to seek shelter with neighbors.Great swelling waves from the Atlantic Ocean pounded the community repeatedly, residents said, flooding homes in the community of mostly unemployed people who are unable to move and relocate from the area.“It began Saturday night and though we did not think it would have gotten worse, it did,” said a female resident who spoke to the Daily Observer.She added: “The water was ankle deep and it entered into our homes, into our bedrooms and everything we have is affected.”Some residents said they were packing and leaving the community since the situation occurs every year; and although the heavy rains have not yet come, they know it would be worse during the rainy season.“We don’t really have a particular plan that we are working with right now,” a resident said, “but we have got to do something otherwise we know the worst is yet to come.”Another woman who said she stood up throughout the night, noted, “Someone must come and help us because we are poor people and we are not able to go and live somewhere else.”She said the Borough Government of New Kru Town has not been able to provide leadership whenever they are affected by calamities such as floods and fire, and did not think it is able to provide any help.“We want the government to help us because us we are also citizens but we are not sure since the government never helped in the past that may not do it now,” she said.An official of the Borough of New Kru Town told the Daily Observer that the administration does not have the kind of empowerment to provide assistance in fire and water disasters. “It’s unfortunate but due to the country we find ourselves in,” said the man, who did not want to be identified, because he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the Borough, “they have a choice to remain and suffer more during the raining season or move to other neighborhood if they are able.”Among the homes that were affected was the Faith in Christ Church School System that caters to hundreds of children in the community and beyond.Constant erosion has been blamed on climatic changes that are responsible for the loss of large land mass in New Kru Town.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A picture of the “fake” milk at the centre of the issueThe Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) will be moving to take legal actions against persons/businesses who are selling fake products on the local market.GA-FDD head Marlon Cole, gave the warning on Tuesday after reports surfaced that a Bourda, Georgetown grocery store had sold a woman fake powered milk.Reports are the customer returned the milk to a store and informed the employees that the milk was not authentic and that she could not risk feeding it to her children.A picture of the “fake” milk at the centre of the issueThe customer examined the product; it was dented and had a label printed in a foreign language.Speaking with this publication, Cole said besides the regular inspections his department conducts, the GA-FDD has to act based upon complaints. He said once a formal complaint is lodged, an investigation will be launched.Speaking directly about the fake milk, Cole said, “We would have to make a determination, particularly as to the source of such milk…There are legal repercussions in terms of someone selling milk (or any consumable) that is fake… That is knowingly or deliberately selling a product not up to standard.”“Currently,” he continued, “The period between January and March we make stops and visit (business places) for licensing purposes by our officers, public health officers and sanitary inspectors.”He affirmed that customers have the right to seek refunds on their purchases if it does not reach the legal standard. That being said, Cole noted that such matters must be thoroughly examined because of instances where claims made have no merit.Part II, section 6 of the Food and Drugs Act states “Any person who labels, packages, treats, processes, sells or advertises any food in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character, value, quantity, composition, merit or safety is guilty of an offence.”Part seven also reinforces this message, stating that “Where a standard has been prescribed for a food, any person who labels, packages, sells or advertises any article in such a manner that it is likely to be mistaken for such food, is, unless the article complies with the prescribed standard, guilty of an offence.”The GA-FDD is the regulatory body enforcing these laws and ensuring that consumable goods including drugs, food and beverages meet international standards and requirements. It also bears the responsibility for ensuring that goods are healthy for human consumption.The Department also ensures that when these items are imported they are screened, and pass the mark set for local standards before being released to the market for sale. It is not the first time the agency would have encountered fake milk or other fake products.It was only last year that the Department had cause to refuse entry to these shores some 2000 cases of tuna.According to reports, the containers were labelled “BUIWICK” instead of “BRUNSWICK” and the exact address of the manufacturer in the country of origin was not stated.The actions were taken by the Department after they were informed by an inspector’s report of the issue.The Department refused the cartons on the basis of the section six of the Food and Drugs Act previously quoted.At the time, it was reported that the Department would be notifying the regulatory agency of the People’s Republic of China on their findings and action, because official documentation with attestation were used to facilitate the shipment of the falsely labelled tuna to Guyana.Consumers were also being warned to always take a second look at labels, to ensure the ‘country of origin’ and the exact name and address of manufacturers are clearly stated.
The new features available at PremiumBeat take music search and music discovery to new heights. Check out the newest tools and enhancements that make your search for that perfect track a breeze.Over the last several months, the PremiumBeat team has been hard at work making your experience with our site more pleasant. We knocked on multiple doors, called tons of numbers, and sent thousands of emails asking videographers, filmmakers, and podcasters what they’d improve in music search and music discovery.Afterward, we put together a list, rolled up our sleeves, and got to work. Now we’re proud to walk you through all the great enhancements and additions we’ve brought to PremiumBeat.Let’s take a look.Impressive HomepageLet’s start with the new homepage. We combined all the most important parts in the dynamic tabs, so you don’t have to scroll. The Browse view helps you find the tracks that our musicians curate for you. 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Our team looked at the most-requested refinements and added them to the site’s search. Now you can refine your music search results to get to that ideal track in no time.We added a whole family of Advanced Filters.Start with the Editor’s Pick filter. Explore our music team’s curated favorites. We put hours into these playlists, and we hope you’ll love them as much as we do.You probably know that all PremiumBeat music tracks come with shorts and loops. A vast majority of our tracks also include stems. You can now filter all tracks and listen only to the tracks with Stems, with Short versions, and/or with Loops.If you don’t know what those terms mean, here’s a quick rundown:Music Stems are audio files split into several music elements. Stems offer more editing control over the audio.Shorts are shortened versions of a music track.Loops are short sections of a music track edited to repeat continuously.If your project needs instrumental music, we have you covered with the new Instrumental Only advanced filter. It takes you just a click to exclude vocals from your search results. Give it a try!Advanced Music Search TechniquesNow that you’ve made it all the way here, how about a treat?Whether you’re new to PremiumBeat or you’ve been using the music library for quite a while, you’ve probably set up a number of music playlists. Scrolling through them all may be time-consuming. To make your life easier, you can search all your carefully selected playlists. Just use the search field in the playlist area of your PremiumBeat account. Search by the playlist name, the name of the track, or the artist’s name.We also added Instruments in our search prompts. 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The Keyboard Shortcuts are true time savers!While browsing the site and listening to various music tracks, you’ll notice that the music player is there with you. We’ve made sure it’s present while you navigate from page to page. You can always pause the music.More Features ComingFinding the perfect music track isn’t easy; we know it can be time-consuming. But we designed all these enhancements to make your experience on our site truly better.With new music going up on the PremiumBeat library every day, our team is committed to helping you find the perfect track for your creative needs as efficiently as possible. And we’re planning to add even more useful tools.So stick around. We’ll be right back!All the above enhancements and updates can be already found on PremiumBeat.com.Looking for more details about adding music to your projects? 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Driven apart by three decades of conflict, Jammu and Kashmir’s two separated communities, Muslims and Pandits, on June 11 witnessed a rare union on the annual festival of Zyeshth Ashtami at the Kheer Bhawani temple in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal, as hundreds of Pandits from across the country converged to pay obeisance.Keeping the age-old tradition alive, local Muslim shopkeepers were seen selling earthenware lamps, marigold flowers and other puja paraphernalia at the temple located at Tulmulla area, 30 km away from Srinagar.“It was heartening to see local Muslim music artists playing on the occasion, while Pandits were whirling around,” said Neerja Kaul, 63, a Pandit who had migrated to Delhi after militancy broke out in the 1990s.The festival is fast emerging as a source of healing of relationships between the Pandits and Muslims of Kashmir. Aliya Assad, manager at the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering and a resident of Baramulla, makes it a point every year to visit the temple to meet old friends and get new ones.“I visit the temple to meet my old friends. I met a lovely couple this year. Their sweet daughter, Avishi Pandita, became my friend. We enjoyed ‘kheer’, ‘halwa’, etc. We also clicked selfies,” said Ms. Assad.Brotherhood and harmonyShe urged the Pandit community to pray for brotherhood and harmony. “For centuries, the celebration of the ‘mela’ has been an epitome of harmony and brotherhood. There is a need to strengthen the bond of togetherness between various sections of society,” said Ms. Assad.With the temple and the sacred pond nestled under the shade of the centuries-old mighty Chinar trees, the festival sees the new generation of Pandits also connecting with their roots and the Muslim brethren. “It’s my first visit. I am moved by the warmth showed by the locals,” said Shaina, 17, from Delhi.Special buses were arranged to ferry hundreds of Pandits from Jammu to Srinagar on the occasion.BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav also visited the temple.Separatists also see the occasion as one where they can reach out to the displaced community. Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also greeted the community. “It was heartening to see a large number of Pandits visiting the Valley,” said the Mirwaiz. In the past, JKLF chief Yasin Malik started a tradition to meet the migrant devotees at the temple.Meanwhile, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti also welcomed the devotees.Governor Satya Pal Malik also visited the Kheer Bhawani shrine.“Brotherhood and communal harmony is so evident here. All communities have gathered to facilitate the organisation of this ‘mela’. I appreciate the wholehearted support of locals in making this religious congregation a successful event,” said Mr. Malik.Hundreds of Pandits left the Valley in 1990s following raging militancy. While many settled in Jammu, hundreds left their homes to settle in different parts of the country.
Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to bury the harrowing memory of the last FIFA World Cup and write a new chapter in the country’s storied football history in Russia next year.Saddled with the pressure of hosting their first World Cup in 64 years, Brazil’s hopes of winning a fairytale sixth title in 2014 collapsed spectacularly with a 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany.Speaking to the media after participating in a five-a-side match in Brazil on Saturday, Neymar admitted the scars of the loss in Belo Horizonte are yet to heal, Xinhua news agency reported.”We can’t erase what happened. It’s in the history books,” the Barcelona forward said.”But people always remember it, as if it were the only thing that ever happened (to Brazilian football). Let’s start talking about our victories and other positive things.”The upcoming season promises a lot and I hope that it’s the best one of my life. My dream of winning the World Cup could be just around the corner.”Brazil, who secured a World Cup berth in March, currently hold a nine-point lead over second-placed Colombia at the top of the South American zone qualifying standings.The 2018 World Cup will be played in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Man Utd long-termby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Manchester United beyond the end of the season.The caretaker manager is on-loan from Molde until June.Asked about a permanent role in the Old Trafford dugout, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “My job is for the next five months, because I’m going to leave them to someone else when they come in. “That’s the plan and that’s what my job is at the moment, it runs out at the end of May – actually the end of June but we don’t play many games in June. “So my job is to affect the players on what it is all about at Manchester United.“Of course, results and all that stuff too but I have to make sure I guide them and help them so in a year or two when I sit down and see these players perform again and keep winning trophies, I might feel a part of this.“You’re always ambitious of course, but as I’ve told Ed [Woodward] and the owners, I’m here to do as well as I can. “And if in May you decide someone else will be coming in then fantastic, and if you decide it’s me I’m sure we will agree.”
AC Milan midfielder Bakayoko: Chelsea must decide my futureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko doesn’t expect a decision about his future at Chelsea until June.Bakayoko has shone over last month for Milan after a difficult start to the season.After victory over SPAL, the midfielder said: “I do not think anything special has changed. I continued to train and work hard and when you do so things change. I’m happy because I’m playing well with the team. “The future? I’m happy here but it’s not my decision, it’s the club and Chelsea. At the end of the season we will talk to understand what to do.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel: My players deserved this winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJamie Vardy produced the winner for Leicester City at Everton on Tuesday.Vardy raced away and finished expertly just before the hour mark after a defensive mistake from Michael Keane presented him with some room to run in behind the Everton back line.Afterwards, Foxes boss Claude Puel said: “I think we had a disappointment after the game against Cardiff. “It was important to have the right reaction in this situation. I am happy, of course, about my players and about their work and togetherness today.“They gave their best, it was the same thing against Cardiff. I think against Cardiff, we lacked a little more freshness to have the efficiency and precision in their play – good pass, good touches, good control and good moves, all these things.“It was difficult also for Everton to find a solution against us because we defended very well, deep, with togetherness and quality.“After, I think it was difficult after our recovery to have good moves and it was important in the second half to try and use some good opportunities when we recovered the ball.“We tried to score. With the ball recovery and a good assist from Ricky (Ricardo Pereira), he gave a good ball with good timing and space for Jamie [Vardy]. We know the quality of Jamie in this situation.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Burnley winger Gudmunsson ruled out of Leicester clashby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson is set to miss their clash against Leicester City.The Clarets will have to do without the Icelandic star as he was injured on international duty.Gudmundsson did not complete his country’s 1-0 defeat against France last week.The attacking midfielder has one goal in four Premier League appearances this season.Speaking at a press conference, Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: “Johann Gudmundsson won’t be figuring.”Unfortunately he got injured on international duty, a reasonably serious hamstring injury, so it certainly won’t be days, it will be more like weeks and I don’t know how many yet, but it’s serious enough to speak in that way.”
ESPN Announces College Football Broadcast Teams For Fall, Kaylee Hartung To Be Featured More Prominently
ESPN has announced its college football broadcast teams for the fall. Most of the teams are similar to last year – Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox are still the network’s top team and will call the primetime Saturday night game on ABC; Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will have the prime Saturday night contest on ESPN. There are some changes, though. Among them: Kaylee Hartung, everyone’s favorite sideline reporter, has been promoted to ESPN’s Thursday night team with Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer and David Pollack. Maria Taylor will take Hartung’s sideline spot for the SEC Network’s top Saturday game. Beyond thrilled to join ESPN’s Thursday night crew and keep rolling with SEC Nation on Saturdays. Let’s go!! https://t.co/K6yfxwBT0J— Kaylee Hartung (@KayleeHartung) August 6, 2015Only Kaylee Hartung can make Nick Saban smile. pic.twitter.com/PqwP4JBktB— Curtis (@Curtos07) February 4, 2015Here are the full pairings, from ESPN. ESPN. ESPN ESPNThe season can’t get here soon enough.Related: Kaylee Hartung Commits Cardinal Sin Of Baseball >>>