Former GCCI President lashes back at Minister Gaskin

first_img– for telling Private Sector to stay out of politicsBusiness Minister Dominic Gaskin’s advice that the Private Sector should stay out of politics until elections time has been rebuffed, with a former Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President reminding him that politics is very much the Private Sector’s business.Addressing the second day of the Business Development Forum, former GCCI President Vishnu Doerga pointed out that the business community is, by virtue of paying its taxes, already involved in politics. At the same time, he noted the importance of the Private Sector ensuring it is in compliance with the laws.“We (the business community) understand that we’re all in politics,” he related. “Who funds all of this? It’s your taxpayers’ money that funds all of this, so that actually means that we’re all involved in politics…,” he contended.“Make sure that you comply; pay everything that you need to pay, so that you can actually open your mouth. If you don’t, that’s why the Minister said to stay quiet. Because if you’re not paying the levels, you shouldn’t be talking. But if you are, and you meet all your obligations, it is your responsibility to (have a) say,” Doerga charged.Business Minister Dominic GaskinHe cited an example wherein businesses would have to interact with regulatory agencies such as the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) due to the importance of ensuring they are selling and consuming products safely.“And is that politics? If it is where the money is coming from, and how we’re being taxed, and how it’s being used, then I’ll say yes, do get involved!” Doerga related.Stay outAt the opening of the forum on Friday, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin had advised the Private Sector to stay clear of politics until the time comes to fund the elections, and to place their focus on business.He was addressing the inaugural Business Development Forum hosted by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) at the Pegasus Hotel.The Minister managed to raise eyebrows at the launching with his pronouncement that he believes the business sector ought to stay out of politics until the election period, and should rather concentrate on what it does best.“I believe that the Private Sector should concentrate on business, and stay out of politics, at least until the election season comes around, when you can decide which parties you want to support or which candidates you want to fund, because funding is of course a very key component of the election campaigning process. But certainly, in the off season, you need to concentrate on business, and Government is supportive of that… let the Private Sector do what it does best: compete, comply and get compensated,” he said.He went on to say that, for far too long, Guyanese have been blaming bad politics in Guyana for bad business practices, as he compared Guyana to other countries.last_img read more

BLOODY SCENE LEAVES SIGNS OF BRUTAL ASSAULT IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgThis is the bloody scene after a man was seriously assaulted in Letterkenny in the early hours of this morning.The assault took place just after 2am at the town’s Lower Main Street and blood can clearly be seen at the side of a local butcher’s shop following the attack.A man in his 20s was seriously assaulted and was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital by ambulance. Both the Gardai and ambulance personnel rushed to the scene of the assault this morning.Gardai sealed off the area last night but that had been lifted by earlier today.However locals passing the scene could still see signs of the savage assault.There is little detail on the man’s condition in hospital although it is believed he is serious. One eye-witness, who came across the scene just moments after the assault, told Donegaldaily.com what she saw.“I just saw the man being put into the ambulance and he was covered in blood.“Gardai were sealing off the little lane where the man was found. I don’t know what happened but he looked to be in very bad shape,” said the woman.EndsBLOODY SCENE LEAVES SIGNS OF BRUTAL ASSAULT IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultletterkennylast_img read more

Bochy: Max Muncy ‘poking the bear’ with t-shirt targeting Madison Bumgarner

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Max Muncy won’t be hitting any home runs into the water on Thursday night, but that didn’t stop the slugger from wearing a specially-designed “Go Get It Out Of The Ocean,” shirt during batting practice at Dodger Stadium.Muncy’s shirt features the comment he made to Giants ace Madison Bumgarner after launching a solo home run off the lefty that landed in McCovey Cove on Sunday, June 9.Is Muncy’s taunting good for the rivalry? Giants manager Bruce Bochy doesn’t seem to think so. …last_img

New country souvenir, Costa Rica, with Geocache of the Week: Rainbow Valley Cache

first_img SharePrint RelatedNew country souvenir, Cuba, with Geocache of the Week: Virtual Reward – FusterlandiaAugust 21, 2019In “community”It’s time to get stealthy. – Atomium – stealth challenge (Expo58) (GC1EG4C) – Geocache of the WeekDecember 11, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”New country souvenir, United Arab Emirates, with Geocache of the Week: Burj Khalifa a Virtual RewardNovember 20, 2019In “Community” TraditionalGC221QZby Wolf64 + Mikkky Difficulty:1.5Terrain:1.5 Today we release a new country/regional souvenir for Costa Rica! If you have found a geocache in Costa Rica, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.Costa Rica is often said to be one of the happiest countries in the world. Known for their outstanding democracy and quality of life, Costa Ricans are often said to live the Pura Vida, literally “pure life.” Though it might be a tiny country, it has a mighty amount of flora and fauna. It represents about 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity. The Monteverde cloud forest alone hosts over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 2,500 species of plants—and of course, one Geocache of the Week!It’s easy to see how our Geocache of the Week earned its name! Image by goldeneagles.Rainbow Valley Cache is an unassuming hide, located at the edge of the Cloud Forest. IT’s a classic container with room for plenty of swag that will leave both you and any young geocacher you bring with smiles upon your logs and your faces. The logs don’t lie! It certainly is a beautiful view. Image by 2010august.Take a hike over a vibrant blue suspension bridge or celebrate your find with a cool drink in a treehouse bar as you explore the astounding surroundings.Adventure is out there! Image by 2010August.And of course, check out the wildlife teeming in the area. A monkey and a coati—a small sampling of the animals you’ll discover en route to this cache. Images by CanadianRockies.Speaking of wildlife, when you find the cache, don’t forget to camouflage it appropriately or, as the cache page warns, the “monkeys will steal it!”Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Location:Costa RicaN 10° 18.566′ W 084° 49.728′last_img read more

Three Hackers Arrested in Wake of DDOS Attacks

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#NYT#Real World#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… One of the more cringe-worthy stories to come out of the Wikileaks-Anonymous-DDOS plotline in the last few weeks is the lack of security practiced by just about everyone involved. Authorities found the name of a designer named Alex Tapanaris embedded in a PDF press release purporting to come from the hacker group Anonymous. His site was later inaccessible and he was said to have been arrested. Several other people were arrested, said to be allied to Anonymous, in the Netherlands. Their identities may have been ascertained because the LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon) software used for the retaliatory DDOS attacks carried user information with it. In Holland, two teenagers, a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old, have been arrested. The first, from The Hague, was said to have been involved in Operation Payback. The second, Martijn Gonlag of Hoogezand-Sappemeer, was arrested for an attack, possibly related, on the Dutch attorney general’s website. The back-and-forth DDOS attacks from supporters, opponents and random extras, has created an environment of compromised security on each side. Perhaps this will point up how much those who believe themselves bulletproof have to learn. But just like any other fight, the instant people stop talking and start attacking each other, the discourse coarsens precipitously, and often permanently. Here are the DDOS attacks so far by target. curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting WikileaksVisa and MastercardAmazonPayPalWikileaksGawker (if this is related to the other, it’s oblique, but it’s often hard to tell which way the battle lines are pointing)PandaLabs Blog has a good timeline of these attacks.Some here at ReadWriteWeb have made the case that DDOS attacks are really a type of civil disobedience. Others see it as the beginning of a war. (I hold with those who favor fire.) If there’s anyone smart out there in either camp – pro-Wikileaks or anti-Wikileaks, pro-DDOS or anti-DDOS – they’d best do something to stop this before it gains such momentum that no one person can have an effect on it. Anyone who doesn’t will bear responsibility for what it becomes. Now, what is that quote about war and truth? “Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages.”Yeah. That’s the one.Other sources: OpenTopic, Softpedia, BoingBoing 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Ducks increase oxygen in water: Tripura CM

first_imgTripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday said ducks help recycle water and increase oxygen levels in water bodies besides boosting the rural economy.Addressing an inaugural event of a traditional boat race at Rudrasagar, an artificial lake about 50 km from Agartala, he announced he would distribute 50,000 ducklings of local species to fishermen who live nearby and other villagers across Tripura.‘Healthy droppings’“When 50,000 white ducks swim in water, they will look beautiful and increase oxygen levels in the water bodies,” he said. This, he added, will help the fish get more oxygen. The Chief Minister also said droppings of the ducks would make the fish grow faster organically.Experts in Tripura said movement does aerate water bodies, but there is no scientific evidence to attribute the aeration job to swimming ducks.Mr. Deb also criticised the previous Left Front government for damaging old village culture of rearing ducks and poultry. “CPI(M) activists would force people to attend their frequent rallies, hardly giving them time to for rearing fowls. I want every rural family in Tripura to rear four-five ducks, which will help meet protein and vitamin requirements of children,” he said.The CPI(M) said it was expected of Mr. Deb to make outlandish observations.last_img read more

CBCTV commissions comedy about raccoon whisperer

first_imgAdvertisement The man behind Trailer Park Boys is bringing a new comedy to CBC-TV and Comedy Central in the U.S.TPP creator Mike Clattenburg and Mike O’Neill, a singer-songwriter, actor and screenwriter, have co-created Crawford, about a young man who moves back in with his polyamorous parents after his record label drops his metal band. He makes a business out of his “natural ability to relate to raccoons” — a “raccoon whisperer” in the words of CBC-TV general manager of programming Sally Catto.Yes, you read that right. Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img

Liberals promise to improve FNs education

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Liberals have released its list of election promises.The Red Book was unveiled over the past weekend and it promised to deal with First Nations issues that have been in the headlines for years.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis looks at the Liberal’s education promise.last_img