Dear Editor,When Sir VS Naipaul wrote about Man Man in Miguel Street how prophetic was he about life and people in Guyana? Naipaul wrote: “Then one day Man Man said he had seen God after having a bath. This didn’t surprise many of us. Seeing God was quite common in Port of Spain and, indeed, in Trinidad at that time. Ganesh Pundit, the mystic masseur from Fuente Grove, had started it. He had seen God, too, and had published a little booklet called What God Told Me. Many rival mystics and not a few masseurs had announced the same thing, and I suppose it was natural that since God was in the area Man Man should see Him.Man Man began preaching at the corner of Miguel Street, under the awning of Mary’s shop. He did this every Saturday night.He let his beard grow and he dressed in a long white robe. He got a Bible and other holy things and stood in the white light of an acetylene lamp and preached. He was an impressive preacher, and he preached in an odd way.He made women cry, and he made people really worried. He used to hold the Bible in his right hand and slap it with his left and say in his perfect English accent, “I have been talking to God these few days, and what he tell me about you people wasn’t really nice to hear.These days you hear all the politicians and them talking about making the island self-sufficient. You know what God tell me last night? Last night self, just after I finish eating? God say, “Man Man, come and have a look at these people.”’Man Man must have been looking at people in Guyana. Who is our Man Man self? Preaching nu, Freddie Kissoon admits that God has been talking to him. Personally. Hope Kissoon is not going mad. Kissoon actually kept good notes of what God said to him. Don’t believe me? Read the article titled “God gave Guyanese a chance in 2015. He will not do it again.” Without his daily brimstone column what would Guyana be? No hopeless nation can afford to lose such national treasures like him and ACDA’s Eric Philips.Kissoon wrote: “If you are a believer, then you will accept that the hand of God intervened to save Guyana in May 2015.” (Maybe God is Gecom which rigged the elections or the ABC countries who supervised it to prevent a coup and mayhem) How does Kissoon know for sure? He says he “has an interesting explanation as to why people suffer when there is a God who can prevent it.” Guyanese are fortunate that daily the Indian Kissoon and Black Phillips better bears our crosses. Like promised coalition messiahs only they can make Guyana into heaven. For only 20 per cent of Guyana’s lands the ACDA and Phillips would end poverty for all Black Guyanese. Seal the deal before the mind wanders, I say.Kissoon wrote: “God paid special attention to this country in May 2015 and said to it that I am giving you one last chance. Will the chance be grabbed with both hands?” Like the promised redeemer Kissoon adds from his written notes what God told him. He wrote: “God will not give a second chance. He normally doesn’t do it.” Kissoon obviously must be God’s beloved son in whom he is well-pleased to know what God does, or would not do. By Kissoon’s miracle of turning philosophy into scripture like water became wine he wrote that “God created space for humans to conduct their affairs and he gave them the independence to act as good souls; you cannot fault God or deny that he exists if humans chose to go on the wrong path.”How does anyone confirm if the promised redeemer was actually the Guyanese duo in coalition living amongst us all this time? And we never knew it till now!Sincerely,Sultan Mohamed
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided US$290,000 through IREX to Search for Common Ground (SFCG) to sensitize communities on the negative impacts stigma makes on Ebola survivors.Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia, those who survived the disease have reportedly suffered stigma in various communities, thus causing them to feel discriminated against.The stigma comes about because of fear that survivors could still be transmit the virus when they are touched since it is one way of contracting EVD.During a 4-day workshop in Gbarnga, Bong County over the weekend, the Executive Director of SFCG, Oscar Bloh, said integration of Ebola survivors remains a challenge in the country. To address this problem, USAID through IREX provided the funds to work with civil society organizations and community radios in rural Montserrado, Bong, Margibi, Lofa and Nimba Counties to educate and sensitize communities in order to eradicate stigma.He outlined stigma, survivors’ benefits, and livelihood status as key issues faced in the recovery process through which the CSOs and community radios have to propagate messages about survivors’ reintegration into society in three months.Mr. Bloh also indicated that the project will seek to sensitize communities hit by the virus to plan memorial programs for those who died of the virus.According to him, many of the victims were not properly buried, and therefore, there is a need to assist communities to plan programs that will memorialize their deceased.He said the project will be implemented through community dialogue in which women, youths and men will participate to have it done in the way they want, suggesting fixing of memorial plates bearing names of victims, feast among other activities.He clarified that they will not give out money to communities for a memorial program, but when they (communities) design and begin an activity that will memorialize the victims, USAID and its implementing partners may come in with an affordable assistance.At the workshop in Gbarnga, SFCG taught CSOs and community radio journalists messages that will be balanced between survivors and none survivors.They also taught them to use messages that will not contravene issues about transmission, which is still under investigation, with emphasis on speculation that the disease can be transmitted from survivors through sexual intercourse.A consensus was reached between USAID, IREX and SFCG on the one hand, and community radios on the other that the messages about reintegration of survivors and memorializing the victims begin early September and end late November 2015.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Blues are the champions and won the title at a canter last season, but Wenger has urged his players not to let the west Londoners get away from them this time around.“Chelsea won it by a margin last year so they are the favourites,” he said.“After that let’s see how it goes. After 15 games you will know more about that.“Last year, after 12 games we were 15 points behind Chelsea, and in the next 26 we took 58 points and Chelsea 55 — so that means we missed our start to the season because it was after the World Cup.“So let’s start strong this season and I believe we have the needed ingredients.”Asked if he thought Arsenal could win the title for the first time since 2004, Wenger was adamant.“I believe yes, all going well, and us maintaining our game.“That’s important as well — that we develop what we do well and do not stand still.“That means we develop our cohesion, our passing game. If we are capable to keep the cohesion and the solidarity we have at the moment through the 38 games, we have a good chance.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s head coach Arsene Wenger holds the trophy with Nacho Monreal after the English FA Cup final soccer match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Arsenal won the match 4-0.LONDON, August 7- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his team to get off to a strong start this season to maintain a title push.The Gunners host West Ham United on Sunday in their opening Premier League fixture with the Community Shield already in their trophy cabinet following last weekend’s 1-0 win over Chelsea.
Tottenham are considering a summer swoop for former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle.The Germany international has only been at Wolfsburg for 18 months after leaving Stamford Bridge for £22m, but he is reportedly unsettled.The 25-year-old is said to be unhappy with life under head coach Dieter Hecking and he wants out.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, according to SportBild, is now ready to give Schurrle a lifeline as Spurs weigh up a move for him this summer.The north Londoners are in the market for a forward and they are attracted by the German’s ability to play out wide or through the middle.As well as interest from Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund are also keeping tabs on Schurrle’s future. 1 Andre Schurrle
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleQuartz Hill had three of the varsity level’s singles and doubles finalists, and had two semifinalists in the freshman/sophomore division, whose results counted in the team standings. Litchfield defeated Smith 6-1, 6-2 in the title match. “It’s good and bad,” Litchfield said. “I’ve played (former teammate Prapti Singh) before, and it’s nice because you get to goof off a little bit and have fun, but it’s bad because I really want Carolyn to win, but I’m not going to let her beat me.” Quartz Hill’s doubles partners Renuka Rudra and Nisha Kurani advanced to the title match, where they lost to Lancaster’s Jesica Abraguin and Linda Reickgenannt. In the freshman/sophomore division, Quartz Hill’s Danielle Koss and Navolito Ikahihifo advanced to the semifinals. All six players Quartz Hill fielded in the tournament were involved in winning at least one match, which contributed to the team’s scoring total. “I think it was nice that everyone got to contribute,” Quartz Hill coach Bill Lenaway said. Lenaway said one of the most important aspects of competing in early-season tournaments such as the one his team hosted was developing “match-toughness” for the playoffs and the remainder of league play. Quartz Hill, the defending Southern Section Div. IV semifinalists, has won 18 consecutive league titles. “The main thing is to get people a lot of matches, and we had most of our girls on the court all day,” Lenaway said. Winning combination: Reickgenannt, a junior German exchange student, and Agraguin became Lancaster’s first doubles team to win a title at the tournament, which was hosted by Palmdale for at least 20 years before being moved to Quartz Hill this season. “I’m very excited to play here in America and win a medal,” Reickgenannt said. email@example.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! QUARTZ HILL – Quartz Hill High senior Ashley Litchfield is one of the Golden League’s most dominant girls’ tennis players ever. Carolyn Smith, a junior who’s Quartz Hill’s No. 2 singles player, has emerged as a rising star in local tennis circles. On Saturday, the two met in the title match of a tournament their team hosted. Quartz Hill won the tournament with 18 team points, six more than second-place Moorpark.
Look at that lovely stenciling with edible glitter! These cookies are large; one fills and entire snack plate. The taste is basic bland sugar cookie, but they sure are pretty to look at.At the time we purchased our cookie, there were no prices listed on the display and our cashier was a bit confused about what to charge us. We ended up paying $3.29, but you may encounter something different.Photos: Christina Harrison Share This!Gasparilla Grill, the quick service dining venue over at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian, is serving some special cookies for this July 4th week.
AccessibilityWomen in UX: Meet Henny Swan, Advocate for UX Inclusivity: Henny Swan is well-known for her work in creating a more inclusive web at the BBC, The Royal National Institute of Blind People, and now The Paciello Group. In her Adobe interview, she discusses five ways designers can make their designs more inclusive.Useful Accessibility Tools: Thanks to Graham Armfield for sharing his slides from his presentation at Manchester WordPress User Group. You’ll find hardware tools, browser extensions, and WordPress plugins to help improve and check web accessibility.Five Ways in Which Artificial Intelligence Changes the Face of Web Accessibility: Personally, as someone who managed translations for software applications for years, I’m excited about the artificial intelligence advances with real-time translation.Landmarks Extension: Thanks to Matthew Atkinson for releasing a new version of his browser extension, which allows you to navigate a web page (keyboard of pop-up menu) via Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) landmarks. Avialable for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.Promote Equality by Building Accessible Content in Salesforce: I like how Philippe Ozil used inaccessible form code example, explained how to fix it, check it in screen reader, test it with aXe and keyboard.WordPressWordPress 4.9.2 Patches XSS Vulnerability: Released earlier this week, the WordPress 4.9.2 version fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability as well as 21 other bugs. If you’ve enabled autoupdate, your site would have been automatically updated to 4.9.2.Will Gutenberg Kill WordPress Page Builders? Not So Fast…: Whether Gutenberg will replace page builders like Beaver Builder and Elementor has been a hotly discussed topic the past few months. Colin Newcomer shares his thoughts on why it’s not a replacement. Yet.But in its current iteration, Gutenberg just isn’t even close to a 1:1 replacement for a WordPress page builder.Shopify vs WooCommerce – Which is the Better Platform? (Comparison): Wondering whether to use Shopify or WooCommerce? Check out this in-depth comparison guide from WPBeginner, which compares costs, ease of use, add-ons, scalability, and more.Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A About Gutenberg at WordPress Orlando: Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic, stopped in at the Orlando WordPress meetup this week to chat about Gutenberg, how agencies can prepare, what to expect. Eye opening to read his comment that accessibility features are added into WordPress core after iterations, rather than at the beginning.CSS and HTMLHow Big Is That Box? Understanding Sizing In CSS Layout: Long article, but worthwhile to learn how sizing works in CSS Grid and how it can reduce the number of media queries you use in your design.The Title Attribute: What are the valid reasons for using the title attribute? asks Arnold Goodway. Note: there aren’t many.Meet the New Dialog Element: Keith Grant steps you through the basics of the new dialog element, showing you basic setup, browser support and polyfills, styling, and how you can better control it. Check out his demo.CSS Grid: Learn CSS in this free 25-video (about four hours) online course from Wes Bos.The building for just one browser thing: Like Internet Explorer in the mid-2000’s, many companies are releasing websites and apps that work in only one browser. Robert Nyman explains why that’s not a good idea.What I Found InterestingCombine Your Mobile Screenshots Into a Seamless Single Photo: This handy free app for iOS and Android lets you combine all your screenshots in one photo that you can share or upload to a private URL.Make Your Coding Easier, Use DuckDuckGo Cheat Sheets: Thanks to a Kezz Bracey’s TutsPlus post this week, I discovered DuckDuckGo is more than a great search engine.Write Web Design Proposals That Will Get You The Job: Good tips on writing web design proposals for your clients, addressing the three main concerns of your client. It’s not mentioned in the article, but I’ve found Bidsketch makes it easy to create your proposals.If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedOctober 5, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn why every designer should have a foundation in psychology, find out the tentative schedule for WordPress 5.0, discover how to improve color accessibility on your website/apps, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”October 19, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the relationship between information architecture and content strategy, find pragmatic rules for web accessibility, discover how and why you would use negative grid lines in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I…In “Web design & development links”January 4, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsHappy New Year! Welcome to 2019 and my weekly web design and development news roundup. In this week’s roundup you’ll learn 12 tips to design a better user onboarding experience, find out how to improve your blog traffic, discover how to learn CSS, and more. If you’re new to my…In “Web design & development links” In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how the false Hawaiian missile alert was caused by poor design, find out whether WordPress Gutenberg will replace page builders, discover a free online CSS Grid course, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the Week“Building spaces that deepen relationships (wa), generate new knowledge (ba), connect to the world around us (tokoro), and allow moments of quiet and integration (ma) can enrich our experience of the world and that of those around us” ❤️ #wellbeing #design— Pamela Pavliscak (@paminthelab) January 18, 2018User ExperienceWhat the Erroneous Hawaiian Missile Alert Can Teach Us About Error Prevention: The user experience community couldn’t stop talking about this week’s false Hawaiian missile alert. Kim Flaherty from Nielsen Norman Group explains how a better design could have prevented the error.The Hawaii Missile Alert Culprit: Poorly Chosen File Names: Jared Spool also points out the issues with the design, highlighting the need for testing our designs.We don’t do enough work to stress test our own designs.What Healthcare.gov has to do with the Hawaii false alarm — and what to do about it: And last, but not least, Erie Meyer compares the Hawaiian missile alert with her experience and lessons learned from the initial United States healthcare.gov website, and offers recommendations on what people working on the problem can do now.And finally, what about the choice of a dropdown?A dropdown is a perfectly valid design choice when you have limited space & multiple options that won’t panic an entire populace.— Kim Goodwin (@kimgoodwin) January 15, 2018
rick turoczy 1 Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In an economic environment where a number of companies are stumbling, it’s important to remember that sometimes even Google makes bad decisions. Such would be the case with Lively, a browser-based virtual world environment – and purported Second Life killer – that Google launched this summer to great fanfare.Now, a little over four months after Lively’s launch, Google has decided to turn the lights out on the alternate reality, announcing that they are discontinuing Lively at the end of this year.Google tried to be polite about pulling the plug:“Since Lively’s launch, we have been delighted to see the creative ways you’ve used the product. We enjoyed hanging out in Jen’s coffee house, and checking out the Brasil Party room. We got a kick out of the YouTube videos in a variety of languages telling stories about your avatars. And we’ve been awed by the elaborate rooms that you’ve constructed, using mosaic tiles and photo gadgets in novel ways.” But ultimately, it decided to shut the whole thing down. Why?There will be all varieties of speculation as to why Lively failed to remain a viable application for Google. Perhaps the traffic Google expected never materialized? Maybe it was going to be too distracting to take on a well-entrenched Linden Labs and its faithful user base? Was the “Windows only” format a problem? Could it be that, in today’s economic conditions, Google simply couldn’t afford to fund it?I think we can take Ockham’s Razor to this one. Because I think the answer is quite simple: It seemed like a good idea at the time. But, in actuality, Lively didn’t offer Google any relevant data. And that, ultimately, is what killed Lively.The world of Google – everything on which Google focuses its time and effort – is built on relevant data. A portion of that world involves making that data searchable. But the far more lucrative portion of that world involves analyzing how users are accessing that data and finding ways to monetize those behaviors.Example? Think of the silliest Google app that you can. I’ll pick Google Mail Goggles, a Gmail Labs feature that makes you answer math questions before you’re allowed to send an email to prevent you from drunk-emailing your friends. But you could take Gmail emoticons, because – honestly – that’s pretty silly too. Even those seemingly ridiculous apps provide thousands of data points through their use: Which users deem themselves “at risk” for sending unwarranted emails? How good are inebriated people at math? What’s the trend of sad emoticons now that the economy has turned? How many people opt for traditional emoticons versus graphic ones? You could go on and on with the potential data points.But those examples only make sense because of one thing: users. It’s much more difficult to make that leap with Lively – which didn’t boast anywhere near the traffic of Gmail – and as such, it just simply didn’t fit in to Google’s larger plan. And when traffic started to tank, it wasn’t worth additional investment, because Google likely wasn’t seeing any relevant application for the data as part of its core structure.Yes, I’m sure other factors came into play, and I’m sure it wasn’t easy to pull the plug on a splashy product that launched mere months earlier. But it’s an important reminder that Google has a larger goal in mind and you’re a big part of it. If you’re not playing, nobody’s paying. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
App.net cofounders Bryan Berg and Dalton CaldwellIf you haven’t heard much about App.net lately, there’s a reason: The developer-friendly alternative to Twitter and Facebook hasn’t had anyone working there full-time since May.Now its founder and CEO, Dalton Caldwell, has taken a new job as a partner at Y Combinator, the startup factory that produced Reddit, Airbnb, Dropbox, and Stripe, among other fast-growing tech companies.In May, Caldwell announced that App.net, a Twitter-like platform for information distribution which sought to operate through user subscriptions rather than advertising, would no longer have any employees, himself included.Instead, it’s been running through the use of contractors, with Caldwell and cofounder Bryan Berg “responsible for operations.” Since May, Berg has remained active on Alpha, a messaging service built on top of App.net. Caldwell, by contrast, went silent after the May announcement, and only recently returned to post about his new job at Y Combinator. (Caldwell told an Alpha user that he “needed a break.”)“I don’t think it means less of an involvement than what I anticipated when I wrote that post in May,” Caldwell told ReadWrite in an email. “Now that I have my full-time job figured out I think I will be able to have a better sense of how to balance my time across projects.”In a reply to an App.net user who asked about his continuing role at App.net, Caldwell also noted that Y Combinator was “the sort of gig where it’s OK/encouraged to work on projects that interest me alongside my full-time job.”App.net hackers at a company-sponsored hackathon in 2013.More than ever, this means that App.net’s fate is in the hands of developers building on top of it. Like Caldwell, who wrote about turning down a large offer to sell his company to Facebook, they are independent-minded sorts.While App.net offered them that independence, and freedom from the sometimes arbitrary changes Twitter and Facebook have made to their platforms, Caldwell’s salvo at the social giants has not delivered on other things a software builder might want, like a large set of consumers they can reach with their wares.It’s not clear, for example, how Backer, App.net’s service for raising funds to build software features, will deliver on its promise that App.net staff “will help out developers” with marketing and advice, given that App.net no longer has any staff.“At this point the main focus is on keeping the service running well, and trying to let things organically happen,” Caldwell told us. “For instance, will Backer start getting used more or less? Will new interesting tools or products that use the API be released?”Caldwell said he and Berg want to “let things settle down some more before deciding which direction to take.” Perhaps, at Y Combinator, Caldwell can spark someone else’s dream to build a successor to App.net—one that can thrive as an independent force and a counterbalance to the dominant social platforms that hem in developers.Photo of Bryan Berg and Dalton Caldwell and App.net hackathon by Jon Mitchell for ReadWrite Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts owen thomas Tags:#App.net#Dalton Caldwell#Messaging Services#platforms#social networks 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?
(AP) – A Missouri inmate has been executed for killing a man in 1996 in a string of violence that included several other crimes, despite concerns that the prisoner’s rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal injection.Russell Bucklew was put to death Tuesday evening at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was Missouri’s first execution since January 2017.Bucklew looked around and twitched his feet beneath the sheet as he lay on the gurney just before the lethal injection. He suddenly took a deep breath and all movement stopped. There were no outward signs of distress.Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had denied clemency for a convicted killer hours before the man is scheduled to be put to death.Defense attorney Cheryl Pilate confirmed Parson denied clemency.Bucklew was convicted of killing Michael Sanders in 1996.He suffers from cavernous hemangioma. He has blood-filled tumors in his head, neck and throat. A permanent tracheostomy in his throat helps him breathe. His attorneys said in the clemency request that if one of the throat tumors bursts, Bucklew could choke to death.The U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for the execution in April; Pilate didn’t say if any last-minute court appeals are planned.