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The issue of fathers and their roles and responsibilities in the family, and society as a whole, took centre stage last Sunday when Guyana joined other countries, mainly those in the West, in celebrating Father’s Day. Normally, once Father’s Day approaches, religious organisations and other social groups utilise the opportunity to re-emphasise the need for fathers to take up their responsibilities more seriously so as to help create and build stronger family units.It is generally accepted that when both parents are present in a home and carry out their roles fully in nurturing and providing the necessary guidance and support for children; they (children) turn out to lead more responsible and progressive lives as adults. On the other hand, when families disintegrate and one of the parents is missing from the home, there are lasting negative effects on children, especially in cases where such disintegration happens when the children are very young.In Guyana, while there are no readily available statistics, it is believed that there is a huge percentage of children growing up in single-parent headed homes; in most cases without the much needed guidance and support of a father figure. Even in some cases where the fathers are present, they do not play an active role in their children’s early years of development. No one can deny the importance of fathers in helping to nurture and care for children, especially in their early stages of development.According to a new UNICEF analysis, more than half – or 55 per cent – of children aged between three and four years old in 74 countries – approximately 40 million – have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning activities with them. UNICEF Director of Data, Research and Policy Laurence Chandy said that what these numbers show us is that fathers are struggling to play an active role in their children’s early years.The UNICEF analysis, which uses Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) data on parenting behaviours, looked at whether children aged three and four engaged in any play and early learning activities with their fathers. The activities include having their father read to the children, tell them stories or sing with them; taking them outside, playing with them; and naming, counting or drawing with them. The MICS is the largest collection of comparable data on parental behaviours in the world.Certainly, much more could be done to encourage more fathers to play an active role in their young children’s development. The relevant government agencies, religious and community organisations must continue to highlight the importance of love, play, protection and good nutrition for the healthy development of young children’s brains.According to UNICEF, advances in neuroscience have proven that when children spend their earliest years in a nurturing, stimulating environment, new neural connections can form at a once-in-a-lifetime speed of 1000 per second. These connections help determine their health, ability to learn and deal with stress, and even influence their earning capacity as adults.Research also suggests that exposure to violence and a lack of stimulation and care can prevent neural connections from occurring; and when children positively interact with their fathers, they have better psychological health, self-esteem and life-satisfaction in the long-term.The Lancet’s Series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale, launched in October 2016, revealed nearly 250 million children under five were at risk of poor development due to stunting and extreme poverty. The Series also revealed that programmes promoting nurturing care — health, nutrition, responsive caregiving, security and safety, and early learning — can cost as little as 50 cents per capita per year when combined with existing health services.International organisations, such as UNICEF, have embarked on a campaign to encourage governments and the Private Sector to increase spending and influence policies to support early childhood development programmes that focus on providing parents with the resources and information they need to provide nurturing care to their children.As stated by UNICEF: “We must break down the barriers that prevent fathers from providing their babies and young children a conducive environment for them to thrive, including love, play, protection and nutritious food. We must ensure that all parents have the time, resources and knowledge they need to fully support their children’s early development.”
The ex-bodyguard of a popular convicted drug lord and a female remain in custody as Police continue investigations into the fatal shooting of Ryan Sergeant, 19, at the Rio Nightclub on Monday last.Dead: Ryan SergeantA source close to the investigations revealed that the woman in custody was seen leaving the nightclub with two men – one turned himself in while the other remains on the run. It is believed that on the night of the fatal shooting, the argument started over the young lady.However, both persons in custody remain tight-lipped and have not been cooperating with Police. The Police are nevertheless hunting for the third suspect.The former ‘phantom’ group member turned himself in on Friday in company of his lawyer, while the woman was arrested at a house on Hadfield Street, Georgetown, during a Police operation, that led to the discovery of two illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition.The others who were arrested were released.Ryan “Harry” Sergeant of Lot 2530 Layon Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was shot and killed, while another teenager remains in a critical state at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he too was shot. The injured teen is Jeffrey Ferrel also of North Ruimveldt Housing Scheme.Sergeant was shot once to the jaw during an exchange of gunfire that started in the night club and ended on the outside.After the shooting, the now dead man was picked up by his ‘gang members’ and dropped off at the Woodlands Hospital. It was reported that Ferrel, who is now hospitalised, was involved in an altercation with one of the suspects who in turn left the club with another friend and a female.Further reports stated that after the trio left, they were followed by Ferrel and the now dead man and the argument resumed.During the argument, the suspect whipped out a gun and discharge several rounds, hitting Ferrel to the neck and shoulder. Attempting to rescue his shot friend, Sergeant was shot to the jaw. The suspects then fled the scene.It was during the review of the surveillance footage that the three suspects were positively identified.
…as part of fuel purchase probeRanks of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Thursday morning swooped down on the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) Head Office at Quamina Street as the probe continues into financial crimes allegedly committed at the agency relative to fuel purchases.Updating media operatives outside the GEA, Head of SOCU, Assistant PoliceSOCU Head, Sydney James, updating the media on the probeCommissioner Sydney James, explained that his team’s presence at the agency was in relation to two investigations which SOCU had been mandated to investigate.“One relates to the forensic audit of the Guyana Energy Agency, and the second one relates to an investigation which was done by the Ministry of the Presidency with respect to malpractices and mismanagement in the purchase of fuel by the Guyana Oil (Company) and the Guyana Energy Agency,” James detailed.Led by ACP James, the SOCU team arrived at the Quamina Street, Georgetown destination at sometime after 10:00h, moments after obtaining warrants from the court.“We have a search warrant signed by a magistrate…this morning,” James revealed.According to the SOCU Head, the unit had previously requested the relevant documents from the Energy Agency to facilitate its probe, but there were “challenges” that forced SOCU personnel to turn up at the office.“We did ask, but there were some challenges; that’s all I care to comment on,” James indicated to reporters.While ACP James did not reveal whether his officers had taken with them any documents from the building, he did note that both GEA Head Dr Mahender Sharma and the staff were cooperating and assisting with the probe.Government had, back in March 2016, set up a three-member Board of Inquiry (BoI) led by Assistant Commissioner Winston Cosbert to investigate allegations of wrong doing, malpractices, and mismanagement in the purchase of fuel by GUYOIL and GEA.The Board was commissioned following several allegations of misconduct levelled against staff within both fuel agencies. The aim of the inquiry is to advise the state on the veracity of those allegations, to report findings and conclusions to the Government, and to make recommendations on actions to be taken if individuals are found culpable.GEA has been under the spotlight for its management of fuel purchases for the country. A forensic audit done on the agency highlighted a number of issues.Then, in January of this year, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told media operatives at a post-Cabinet briefing that Government would be moving to take action against persons found culpable of mismanagement at the GEA and other State agencies, after the forensic audits into those entities have revealed a number of financial irregularities and had recommended that reports be handed over to the police for further investigations.The following month, several forensic audit reports, including GEA along with the BoI report, were handed over to the Police Force.
Listen back to the highlights of Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. Danny Kelly, in for Alan Brazil, and Ray Wilkins were joined on today’s show by QPR manager Harry Redknapp, ex-Liverpool striker Emile Heskey, Kevin Campbell, Norwich City boss Neil Adams and Sir Jackie Stewart.
WHITTIER – Starting this weekend, patrons of 6740, a bar and restaurant in Uptown, will not be only able to feed their appetites but also their minds. The restaurant is hosting a monthlong art exhibit by local artist Manuel S. Cuchilla, a Whittier High School graduate. The exhibit opens today. “I just hope people connect with the drawings,” said Cuchilla, 24. He wants his audience to be inspired by his work, which focuses on making people appear funny-looking and giving animals human characteristics. “Maybe they’ll come up with a story of their own about what they see,” he said. Cuchilla has his own story, which includes a year-and-a-half stint in Iraq that began in 2003. The deployment with the U.S. Army’s 208th Transportation Company out of Arizona interrupted his education at the California Institute of Art in Valencia. But it did not interrupt his artist’s eye on the world. Cuchilla, who helped provide security for munition convoys traveling from Kuwait to bases around Iraq, took photos of his fellow soldiers, landscapes littered with damaged equipment and local Iraqis. His work, which he intended to show the truth of what it is like for soldiers and civilians alike in Iraq, was displayed locally last November at the Whittier Public Library. Now his work in a different medium – watercolor, ink and acrylic – will be seen again by residents and visitors to the city in which he grew up. “I want people to see things in a different way and enjoy the work,” he said. Cuchilla’s enjoyment comes not from the finished product but the process. “The process is what matters most, it’s a way of meditation for me,” he explained. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Jonny Evans is continuing to plead his innocence over the spitting storm that saw the Manchester United defender hit with a lengthy ban.The 27-year-old was retrospectively punished by the Football Association after television replays appeared to show him spitting at Papiss Cisse during United’s 1-0 win over Newcastle at St James’ Park earlier this month.Evans denied the charge but the FA decided his actions warranted a six-match suspension.Cisse was banned for seven games after a clearer spit in the aftermath of the clash between the two players, with the extra game due to an earlier suspension for violent conduct.However, Evans still does not accept his part in the incident and says his family would have been “disgusted” with him if the allegations were true.“I did not have the intent to spit at an opponent, so when the FA charged me with that I could never accept it,” Evans told The Times.“To spit at anyone is one of the most disgusting things you can do; it’s low and cheap. I would never think to spit at someone. You just look like an idiot.“So I can totally understand there is an image around that, and in the British game and our society it’s not something that is accepted, and rightly so.“But I was able to go home and look my mum and dad in the eye because if I’d genuinely spat at someone I think they would have been disgusted in me.“It’s not the background I come from in Northern Ireland. My mum and dad would have given me a rollicking if I had done that.”Evans admitted that he is a ‘habitual’ spitter and has been pulled up on it by his wife Helen several times.He is now working to cut it out of his game and believes it could be a nervous habit.Evans added: “In training this week I turned to spit and thought, ‘No, I can’t spit’ and tried to stop myself. So that’s something I’m trying to work on.”Evans has still to serve part of his ban and will miss the Premier League games against Liverpool, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Chelsea. Jonny Evans 1
Big Sam joined Big Al in the studio for Thursday’s Sports Breakfast show – which made it the perfect opportunity for another roulette challenge!Find out what Sam Allardyce really thinks about Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp and his “frosty” relationship with Arsene Wenger
11 Right midfield: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool*) – 7.8 – *Oxlade-Chamberlain was playing for Arsenal in August. 11 Centre-back: Nicolas Otamendi (Man City) – 7.7 Right-back: Antonio Valencia (Man United) – 7.4 Striker: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 7.8 Central attacking midfield: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Man United) – 8.5 11 11 11 11 11 Central midfield: Paul Pogba (Man United) – 8.2 11 Left-back: Daley Blind (Man United) – 7.7 Goalkeeper: Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield) 7.6 rating on WhoScored.com Who do you think were the best performing Premier League players in August?According to WhoScored.com it is the 11 names you see in the gallery above.Huddersfield have started brightly, winning all three games and conceding zero goals, with goalkeeper Jonas Lossl – on loan from Mainz – getting the no.1 spot.And as you’ll see Man United have very a strong presence.Have a look at the team, statistically calculated by WhoScored.com, and leave your XI in the comments below. 11 Left midfield: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) – 8.0 Centre-back: Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield) – 7.8 11 11 Striker: Romelu Lukaku (Man United) – 8.0
Have you seen the Aretha Franklin mural in Detroit’s Eastern Market? It’s well hidden and if you didn’t know it was there, you might not find it. I was told it was on the back wall of Gratiot Central Market, but I went around the block three times before I discovered it. The Aretha mural is part of a larger mural London artist Richard Wilson painted as part of the 2018 Murals in the Market art event. But when vehicles are parked in the back parking lot, the mural is blocked from view. You need to get out of your vehicle, walk to the back of the market in the parking lot, and find a spot where few vehicles are in front of the wall. There you’ll see it, in the bottom left corner of the wall: Wilson’s mural of Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul. 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…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Murals in the Market 2017Last year, fall took on a different meaning for me beyond enjoying local apple cider, viewing gorgeous falls colors, and gathering the last vegetables from the garden. That’s when I first visited the Murals in the Market international mural festival at Eastern Market in Detroit. What a fantastic event, watching…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Murals in the Market at Eastern MarketIf you didn’t know to travel down a back alley to peer across an empty field surrounded by three buildings, you might have missed the two-story tall lion mural on the building at the edge of Detroit’s Eastern Market. The piercing blue eyes of the lion seemed to follow me,…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Stevie Wonder Mural at Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing ArtsFinished in mid-summer 2019, the 100-foot-tall colorful mural of Stevie Wonder can’t be missed as you walk north on Brush toward Detroit’s Music Hall. The mural stands out on the south wall of the Music Hall, rising out of the back of a downtown Detroit parking lot. Created by London-based…In “Michigan”