…Cheddi JaganDavid Granger is a historian and therefore he knows more than most about historiography that goes beyond the cliché about history being written by the victors. He’d know about the groundbreaking work by the Haitian anthropologist Michel-Rolph Trouillet, whose book Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History opened up the wider public’s eye to the phenomenon of “silencing” and its use in creating narratives by silencing other stories.“Silencing” as used by Trouillet is not merely inadvertently leaving out facts or because one doesn’t consider them “important” – it’s a conscious, deliberate act intended to deny the “silenced” any agency in history. From that standpoint, silencing is an act of violence – an epistemic one, as pointed out by Gaytri Spivak, since the public is being denied knowledge of the complete truth. Granger deployed “silencing”, when, in the capacity of President of the Guyanese Republic, he delivered the feature address at the dedication of the Indian Arrival Monument (IAM) at Palymra in Berbice.It was a very comprehensive overview of Indian contributions to Guyana, as Granger took pains to mention Indian Guyanese who were outstanding in various fields of endeavour, he even noted the work of Dr Deborah Persaud in medicine. Persaud left Guyana when she was 16 and achieved fame in 2014 when she was part of a team at Johns Hopkins who confirmed the first “cure” of an Aids patient. Not many Guyanese know of her.But Granger omitted the field of politics and in doing so omitted the name of Dr Cheddi Jagan, the Indian Guyanese who made the greatest contribution to that field. And it’s not by chance that Jagan was silenced, but because in the narrative Granger wants to construct, to praise Cheddi Jagan would in his estimation diminish his great hero, Forbes Burnham. It’s as plain and simple as that!! It was a mean-spirited act that ripped away the mask of urbanity Granger adopts for the public’s consumption.How could he not mention the man who was the first to introduce multiracial politics in Guyana with the formation of the Political Affairs Committee in 1947, which fired the imagination of the young intellectuals – urban and rural as with Martin Carter, Eusi Kwayana and Balram Singh Rai? How could he not mention the man who pioneered the People’s Progressive Party and asked Ashton Chase to step aside for the newly-minted lawyer Forbes Burnham, who’d been recommended by the British Communist Party??But that’s the nub of the problem, isn’t it?? Burnham suffers by comparison with Jagan as so must be silenced!“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.”…protests over CJIA’s scandalYour Eyewitness is waiting with bated breath for the “value for money” audit the Auditor General will be conducting on the new CJIA terminal we were supposed to get for shelling out US$150 million!! Your Eyewitness recently left and returned via this boondoggle and believe him, it’s a crying shame what’s been done to us taxpayers – who will be paying through our noses for the next decades. And he’s not even talking about the ADDITIONAL $7000 fee imposed just to rub salt into our wounds!!If one wants to know what went on – or went down – at Timehri, just look next door at the (loaned) billions of dollars spent on a Chinese company that was supposed to make Venezuela self-sufficient in rice. After bribing local Venezuelan Government officials to the tune of US$100 million, and “investing” in a still uncompleted rice mill, not a grain of rice has been produced after a decade!!From what we know of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative in other parts of the world, that’s their standard operating practice.Let the audit begin!!…criminal connectionsYour Eyewitness isn’t surprised at what the powers-that-be in our law enforcement agencies have been allowed to get away with on the shooting of the Director of the School of Nations.Power flexed??
Abbeyfield Society President Ann Bergen says, “the automatic door makes the resident’s lives so much easier,” as many use walkers or canes, wheelchairs or simply have their hands full. North Peace Savings allocates 4 per cent of its annual operating funds to its Social Responsibility Fund to support eligible community groups and organizations. Paul McAfee, Vice President of Service says, “Giving back to the community is a core value of the Credit Union. When Abbeyfield contacted us about their need for a new door, we were happy to help provide easier accessibility for seniors living at the facility.” Groups can apply to the Social Responsibility Committee for funding to assist with various events and projects. More information about the Credit Union’s Social Responsibility Fund and how to apply can be found at www.npscu.ca.- Advertisement –
TAYLOR, B.C. – Voters will need to decide who will be the District of Taylor’s next mayor, and the race will be an interesting one.Incumbent mayor Rob Fraser will be looking to get re-elected to a second term in the upcoming election. Fraser served as a councillor in Taylor from 1994 to 2006 before being elected mayor in 2014 to succeed former mayor Fred Jarvis. Jarvis declined to run for re-election that year, after serving as the District’s mayor for 28 years.On Friday, Laura Prosko became the lone other candidate to file nomination papers in the mayoral race. Prosko was, until recently, the District’s Director of Community Services.- Advertisement -Incumbent councillors Betty Ponto, Brent Taillefer, and Dave Lueneberg have officially submitted re-election bids. The trio were all acclaimed in 2014 but will need to campaign in this year’s election after two other candidates officially submitted nomination papers.Sherry Davies and Michelle Turnbull will be looking to get elected to one of the four seats on Taylor Council.This year’s municipal election is taking place on October 20th, with advance voting days on the 10th and 17th.Advertisement
Brighton have reportedly agreed to pay Tottenham £8m for their 23-year-old academy product Alex Pritchard. And while fans will be disappointed to see him go, the large fee has led to some high praise for chairman Daniel Levy given the player’s lack of playing time.The White Hart Lane faithful had high hopes for the player after seeing some of his dazzling displays for the club’s U21 side. However, injuries have hampered his progress and he has found it difficult to break into the first team under Mauricio Pochettino.He was loaned to West Brom on deadline day in the 2016 January transfer window but made just two substitute appearances, though he impressed in a season long loan at Brentford in the 2014/15 season.Here’s a selection of tweets from supporters following news of the potential transfer. 1 Alex Pritchard appears to be leaving Brighton for Tottenham
Jesse Lingard has signed a new and improved deal that will keep him at Manchester United until at least 2021.With the club since the age of seven, the winger established himself in the first-team under Louis van Gaal last season after several loan spells away from Old Trafford.Lingard ended the campaign by netting the winner in the FA Cup final and this term scored at Wembley in United’s Community Shield and EFL Cup triumphs.The 24-year-old’s performances have led to four England appearances and his club to negotiate a new deal, with the academy graduate’s contract expiring at the end of next season.Lingard has now signed an agreement keeping him at Old Trafford until June 2021, with the option to extend for a further year.“Manchester United has always been a big part of my life,” the winger said.“I have been with the club since the age of seven and I feel great pride every time I pull the shirt on. To have scored in two cup finals for my boyhood club were immensely proud moments for me and my family.“As a team, we have already won a major trophy this season and I look forward to helping us win many more under this great manager.“I would like to say a special thank you to the fans for the great support they have always given me and the team.”Lingard’s deal is reported to be worth £100,000-a-week and comes after blossoming late at Old Trafford, having been farmed out on loan to Leicester, Birmingham, Brighton and Derby.He always looked likely to sign an extension at United and manager Jose Mourinho was delighted to see him put pen to paper.“Jesse has been with the club since the age of seven,” he said.“He has good intelligence which, when combined with his energy and ability, makes for a player with a great future ahead of him.“Jesse is a popular member of the squad and I am delighted he has signed a new contract.” 1 It is understood the 24-year-old will see his wages rise to £100,000-a-week
WHITTIER – There were multiple casualties in the mall food court. Then a bomb went off. “Law enforcement: be advised. Report to an explosion in the food court,” the Incident Commander said into a radio. “We have multiple people down, and a large dark cloud. It’s unknown what it is,” a law enforcement official responded. On Tuesday, respresentatives from 12 county law enforcement and fire agencies participated in a demonstration of the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles The program looks like a video game, and uses virtual reality technology to train emergency first responders. Rio Hondo College tested the ADMS this week, and will try out other similar training programs before it purchases one, said Joe Santoro, dean of Administration of Justice, Corrections, and Fire Science academies. The college hopes to make the purchase, which will be the beginning of the school’s Homeland Security Training Institute, within a year. “The idea is to bring first responders from all over and talk about their basic needs,” said Santoro. “Now, there is very little if any hands-on training for terrorism.” For the complete story, read Wednesday’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Today Sharpcast is launching an invite-only private beta of it’s much-anticipated Project Hummingbird product, with full public launch to follow this Spring. The product has been re-named SugarSync and with it you will be able to sync and backup your files and media across all of your computers, the web and mobile phone. Sharpcast CEO Gibu Thomas described this to me in an interview as “the holy grail”.ReadWriteWeb was given exclusive early access to the beta of SugarSync. As well as the first look, we have 1,500 beta invites for our readers (details at the end of this post).At the end of 2006 ReadWriteWeb named Sharpcast as our Most Promising Web Company, because it was solving a big problem – syncing data across Web, desktop and other devices. At the time we wrote that “if Sharpcast can successfully roll out its Project Hummingbird in 2007 – which will sync all types of data – then it will be hitting a very sweet spot in the world of Internet-connected data.” Well it’s a bit late in arriving, but today we can finally check out if Sharpcast lives up to its promise.SugarSync was built on a platform called Sharpcast Universal Synchronization Platform, which Sharpcast plans to make available to mobile phone operators and others. Sharpcast claims that SugarSync is “the only comprehensive synchronization service that offers real-time sync and backup of your data across all of your computers, the web and your phone.” The SugarSync beta is, we’re told, only a subset of what the platform will eventually do. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Product Reviews#web richard macmanus Sharpcast first made its name in 2006-07 as a sync manager for photos. That was always meant to be a proof of concept of the more extensive file sync functionality. With SugarSync, you download a desktop app to your computer(s), but you can also access it online at sugarsync.com and on your mobile at m.sugarsync.com.Mobile access in general has been beefed up, with special mobile applications for different media types. In the beta, there is a downloadable gallery application for photos, enabling you to (for example) view and share your Picasa photos from your phone, or wirelessly sync camera phone photos back to your Vista gallery. Currently there are mobile apps available at m.sugarsync.com for Blackberry and Windows Smartphones; with J2ME, Symbian and Brew clients in development. Mobile apps for music and video syncing/streaming are coming soon too.The private beta SugarSync is Windows-only at this point, but the Mac version is coming soon and will certainly be there on public launch. Linux will also eventually be supported.How SugarSync WorksThe real beauty of SugarSync is that it’s real-time – so when you update something on the cloud, it is automatically synced to your computer (and vice versa). The way this works is that SugarSync monitors files on your computer and keeps a synchronized copy of them on their secure central server. For the Web and mobile access, you basically receive a personal website where you can access your data – the company says that this is securely backed up in two carrier grade data centers. Users get 1 GB of data free and there will be premium options available for more data. However note that during the beta period, you can get up to 11 GB of storage for free. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Sharpcast CTO Ben Strong, the architect of the Sharpcast Universal Sync platform which SugarSync is built on, told ReadWriteWeb that SugarSync aims to be “a system that combines the best attributes of the online vault and remote access solutions.” By online vault, he means online storage solutions such as Windows Live Drive; and by remote access solutions he means products like GoToMyPC and Soonr. Strong told us:“We want access through any web browser and automatic backup plus great integration with our desktop applications and access to the most recent version of the files on our computers. And the pieces must be fully integrated, so that changes made in the vault are fully reflected on all our computers and devices. And to top it off, we need to be able to easily publish media from our vault to social networks and content sites like Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.”It’s taken about 4 years for Sharpcast to come up with this sync platform and the product now known as SugarSync. Also, as noted above, some of the features mentioned (such as social network syncing) are not yet available in the beta. So some of this theory won’t be seen in the wild for months, but it is a big problem that Sharpcast is tackling.As of now, Strong said that SugarSync supports “a broad array of consumer data types, including both files (e.g., documents and media), and database-resident objects (e.g., contacts, calendars, and playlists), with the ability to easily add new data types without modifying the core sync engine.”Platform Access to Third Party DevelopersA question always asked in this day and age is: will third party developers have access to the platform? For SugarSync, the answer is yes according to Sharpcast Ben Strong:“We have a set of APIs that allow developers to either access and modify data that has been created by other applications and services, or to create and sync their own custom file and object types. They work with a simple set of data access primitives, while we take care of hard parts of sync: conflict resolution, scalable and secure server-side storage, efficient change notification, access control, account management, billing, and all the features mentioned above. This dramatically reduces the level of effort required to build a new application that works seamlessly across multiple devices. Furthermore, we are committed to working with interested parties to standardize next-generation sync protocols and APIs.”A possible example of how the platform could be utilized by third party developers is Outlook talking to iCal, something which many people would like. So a third party developer could create a solution that syncs those two products together.The APIs will probably be released later in 2008, but there is no firm date at this time.Target MarketSharpcast’s target market for SugarSync is “prosumers” – a mix of home, SMB and enterprise users. In our interview, CEO Gibu Thomas told me that down the line they will tackle enterprise more – e.g. one option will be for enterprises to host the central and web servers in-house.Our TakeIt’s obvious that Sharpcast is aiming to become the leading platform for sync services, becoming a connecting cog in the world of data on desktops, mobile and Web. In a way, Sharpcast reminds me of Feedburner, in that it wants to become the leading platform for a new type of media service that only came into being in the Internet age. In Feedburner’s case it was syndication (specifically RSS), which turned out to be a key part of today’s Web – and led to Google acquiring Feedburner last year. In Sharpcast’s case, sync services are also primed to become a key part of the Internet ecosystem. I’m not aware of any other comprehensive sync platform, just as when Feedburner started there were no other comprehensive RSS platforms.The big Internet companies – particularly Microsoft, Google and Adobe – are all working on sync services of their own. But, if the technology lives up to its promise, Sharpcast is poised to become the leader in this space. So I wouldn’t be surprised if Sharpcast becomes an acquisition target (if it isn’t already) for those bigcos. It must be said that it’s taken a long time for Sharpcast to fulfil the promise that we saw in it in 2006. And it’s still only private beta mode, so too early to tell for sure if this will be successful. The messaging could also be improved a little (the distinction between the platform and SugarSync isn’t entirely clear right now). But still, the Feedburner analogy is looking pretty strong to me – I expect Sharpcast to become a familiar name to Web users before the year is out.ReadWriteWeb Exclusive Private Beta Invites to SugarSyncWe have 1,500 beta invites to the SugarSync to give away to RWW readers. Click here and enter the code: RWW (it will be auto-populated with the code). When you check out the service, be sure to come back to ReadWriteWeb and leave a comment about your experiences. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Carbon3D, recently announced a new technique that leapfrogs existing 3D printing technology to be able to create 3D objects 25-100 times faster and of geometries significantly more complex than what is possible with existing 3D printing technologies.The new process is called Continuous Liquid Interphase Printing (CLIP). The process works by shining light through an oxygen permeable window and fuses and then solidifies oxygen with liquid resin to grow a 3 dimensional object.The Carbon3D website explains that “3D printing has struggled to deliver on its promise to transform manufacturing. Prints take forever, parts are mechanically weak, and material choices are far too limited. That’s because current 3D printing technology is really just 2D printing, over and over again.”Joseph M. DeSimone, professor of chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill, said that “current 3D printing technology has failed to deliver on its promise to revolutionize manufacturing. Our CLIP technology offers the game-changing speed, consistent mechanical properties and choice of materials required for complex commercial quality parts… By rethinking the whole approach to 3D printing, and the chemistry and physics behind the process, we have developed a new technology that can create parts radically faster than traditional technologies by essentially ‘growing’ them in a pool of liquid… In addition to using new materials, CLIP can allow us to make stronger objects with unique geometries that other techniques cannot achieve, such as cardiac stents personally tailored to meet the needs of a specific patient. Since CLIP facilitates 3D polymeric object fabrication in a matter of minutes instead of hours or days, it would not be impossible within coming years to enable personalized coronary stents, dental implants or prosthetics to be 3D printed on-demand in a medical setting.”Jim Goetz, Carbon3D board member and Sequoia partner, said that “if 3D printing hopes to break out of the prototyping niche it has been trapped in for decades, we need to find a disruptive technology that attacks the problem from a fresh perspective and addresses 3D printing’s fundamental weaknesses. When we met Joe and saw what his team had invented, it was immediately clear to us that 3D printing would never be the same.”
Chelsea sacked Di Matteo who won them their 1st ever Champions league in the early stages of the following season.They sacked Jose when form dipped right after he won them the Premier LeagueBut we’re supposed to believe in “Ole’s plan” and “give him time”#GlazersOut #OleOut— Akshat LUHG 🔰 (@therealsexpectr) September 26, 2019 Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisementSince Sir Alex Ferguson ended his 26 year long managerial career, Manchester United have been on a rough patch. With no Premier League or Champions League title since 2013, the club slowly started losing its stature it had built in the past two decades. The ones that arrived later, the likes of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and José Mourinho, failed to restore the club’s former glory. Even to this day, with former club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjær on the helm, things aren’t really looking the way it should have been. With fans already agitated, will sacking another gaffer bring any change?Time over for the former fan favourite Norwegian? (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)Back in the December of 2018 Solskjær arrived at Old Trafford to a club that was 19 points behind the leaders, and 10 losses out of 17 matches already. Since firing José, the hierarchy and fans had high hopes that their ex superstar attacker, who spent 11 years at the club, was finally the right man to lift United up.However, the task proved to be difficult. Even after managing to secure 14 wins out of 19 matches, Ole could only manage a sixth position for United in the league table, missing out on a Champions League entry.Although the club’s star forwards Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanches both departed to Serie A giants Inter Milan, the summer transfer window wasn’t all loss and no gain for the coach and the club, as the Devils managed to land Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan Bissaka, Daniel James.With Ole on the helm, everyone expected this season is the one that will put United back on the throne. And it started expectantly, as United started off the season with a 4-0 thrashing of rivals Chelsea.The atmosphere of rejoice after the thrashing of Blues, which didn’t last very long. (Image Courtesy: Reuters)Unfortunately, the excitement was temporary. Only managing one win since the season opener, the Devils managed to draw against Wolves and Southamton, and suffered defeat against Crystal Palace and last Sunday’s West Ham face off, where Manuel Pellegrini’s boys swiftly picked up a 2-0 victory at the London area.Manchester United are now placed 8th on the league table, trailing 10 points behind from Liverpool, who are topping with 18 points.Defeat against West Ham: how worse can it get? (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)There already were #OleOut posts present on Twitter, and it has skyrocketed after today’s Carabao Cup fixture against Rochdale saw United only managing a 1-1 draw in full time, only being able to secure a victory through penalty shootout. The fans are starting to lose faith.I NEVER thought we could get worse than under Jose. But this is something else. I’m actually pissing myself laughing at how bad we are. #OleOUT @manutd— 🔰 #GlazersOUT 🔰 (@Mark_Champ20ns) September 25, 2019 Don’t care whether you agree or disagree, but if you’re still backing Ole, you don’t deserve to support this clubPiss off and take your tinpot mentality with you as well End of story#OleOut— T 🔰 (@ftblTANVEER) September 25, 2019Some fans even started choosing their next manager, and the former Gunners man Arsène Wenger seem to be a favourite. With 22 years of English top flight experience, the supporters believe him to be the right man to restore United.Recently, Ed Woodward, the executive vice chairman of United, came forward in defence of Ole.Although targeted by United supporters through #WoodWardOut petitions back in August, he stated that with the proper amount of time, the 46 year old will be able to turn things around.The #WoodWardOut flyer seen over Turf Moor in August (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)In addition to the monumental annual financial revenue of £627.1 million last year, Woodward showcased optimism about the future. Still, some fans till this date believe Woodward to be the main problem at the club.Simon Jordan, the former owner of Crystal Palace, stated recently that he believes Solskjaer was not the man for the job the United hierarchy expected him to be.“You’re going to need a manager that’s capable of competing with Guardiola, with Pochettino and with Klopp. And if you think that’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, then I think you should think again.” Jordan said in an interview.“I can’t help thinking Ole’s in trouble.” talkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil opened up after the shambolic performance against Rochdale.“They should have been able to put a 3rd team out to beat Rochdale. It may not be his fault but I think he’s in big trouble, I’m sorry.”United will be facing Arsenal at home in their next EPL match on Tuesday, the result of which may just be the ultimatum for Solskjær.Advertisement