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… reflections in observation of 13 years in GuyanaEven after 13 years of robust advocacy and campaigns, the Society Against Sexual Orientation DiscriminationPanellists: From left, Dr Thomas, Antonio Paul, Derwayne Wills and Joel Simpson(SASOD) Guyana observed that the political will to address issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community remains largely unchanged.SASOD Guyana hosted a discussion forum in observance of its 13th anniversary on June 7, where LGBT human rights advocates and organisations reflected on the struggles and progress made in reducing the discrimination against those vulnerable groups in society.The discussions were moderated by SASOD Managing Director Joel Simpson and the panel included Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Guyana, Dr Jewel Thomas, transgender advocate Antonio Paul, and University of West Indies student of Sociology and Gender and Development Studies Derwayne Wills.PoliticsAccording to the panelists, the LGBT movement in Guyana is bound to make little progress unless the country’s political leaders demonstrate genuine willingness to reduce instances of discrimination and violence against LGBT persons.Wills posited that the movement needs to start with politicians and that the lack of political willing to make the necessary changes and the fear of losing constituencies have contributed significantly to why homophobia persists in the Guyanese society.“They are afraid to speak out in defence of the weak and poor because they might lose a few voters,” Wills remarked.It was also observed that extreme homophobia and punitive laws are still being enforced by the State, creating a difficult society as discrimination and prejudice with extreme homophobia supported by the State stifles and chokes many vulnerable communities, especially in rural areas. She said though this is a terrible social ill, it can lead to stronger inter-personal relationships and people who feel weak or voiceless can come together to find community support – much like what is seen in the LGBT community with SASOD and the Guyana Trans United (GTU).“Homophobia robs people of the right to speak and participate in societies. What we see is that LGBT people will then have to navigate in their own space and are effectively being made refugees in their own countries. It really is a difficult society when homophobia is left to foster, much less endorsed by the State,” Dr Thomas lamented.Living in a “difficult society”Paul, a community advocate, commonly known as “Sir Paul” in her Vreed-en-Hoop neighbourhood reminisced on her experience growing up, knowing since the age of 11 that she – a male-to-female transgender – felt different.She explained that for her, there were many challenges in the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) community where she grew up, but she used her education to progress in society and attached to influential community leaders like teachers to gain more knowledge and eventually respect.“You have to establish yourself,” she said.A trained Cyril Potter College of Education teacher, Paul taught in the West Demerara region, sits on the Regional Health Committee, and manages various projects in the Region Three administration. “The West Side is one of the best places in Guyana to live and belong, we have a strong transgender community and we are all in it to develop the entire region as a whole,” she commented.MediaCalls were also made for the media to play a more integral role in the fight against LGBT discrimination and violence.“The role of the media, particularly the State media,” Wills, also a member of the media fraternity, expressed.He continued, “The media should be really be giving voice to minority groups, marginalised communities, and really legitimising the existence of these vulnerable groups in our society.”
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The games will kick-off Thursday 20th June with quarter finals set be played at Kinoru Stadium and Meru Showgrounds.“We started the tournament with over 1,600 teams back in September last year, got the best 32 regional players who trained in Spain for a period of ten days and now we are looking forward to seeing the best 15 sides in action this week in Meru battling it out for the top spot. All the best and May the best team win”, said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom.In the boys’ quarterfinals, Lugari Blue Saints from Western will face Super Solico from Eastern as Euronuts from Central take on Nyanza champions Manyatta United.In the other quarter final games, Berlin FC from North Eastern will play Al Ahly from Rift Valley as Shimanzi Youth from Coast take on Nairobi’s South B United.In the girls’ category, Acakoro Ladies from Nairobi will play Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza as St Marys’ Ndovea from Eastern face Barcelona Ladies from Central.Arch Bishop Njenga from Western and Kitale Queens from Rift Valley will also battle for a place in the last four. Changamwe Ladies from Coast got a bye to the semis as there was no girls’ team from North Eastern.The 32 players who trained in Spain for a 10-day have already rejoined their teams and are expected to be key in assisting their respective teams clinch the top spot.The finals will be graced by Spanish legendary footballer and former Liverpool and Barcelona winger Luis Javier Garcia who is also La Liga ambassador.“Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom offers an opportunity to Kenyan youth to develop and grow their talents. I will be joining the teams in Meru for the finals and mentorship sessions with players and hope to leave an impact in their lives. See you in Meru for the finals”, said Garcia.Teams that qualify for the semifinals are set to pocket Ksh 250,000 each, while the finalists will take home Ksh 500,000. The overall winners in each category will receive Ksh 1 Million among other individual prizes.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares000015 teams arrive in Meru ahead of Chapa Dimba finalMERU, Kenya, June 19 – The second edition of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom football youth tournament concludes this weekend at the Kinoru Stadium where one region in the boys and girls category will be crowned champions.Eight boys’ teams and seven girls’ teams drawn from across the country on Wednesday received mentorship and training on life skills from renowned Kenyan football stars; Ronald Okoth – former Kenyan legendary footballer and Doreen Nabwire – former coach cum Harambee Starlets player.
A nurse had to be taken off Tory Island after being confronted at her home and threatened.The Public Health Nurse was taken from the island by the Bunbeg coastguard late last night.It is understood the man at the centre of the threats had been involved in an earlier dispute at his own house. The nurse was accompanied from the island and was not hurt.Gardai later arrived on the island and interviewed a young man but there have been no charges yet.One local source said the nurse, who has worked on the island for a number of years and is very well liked and respected, was badly shaken.“It is disgraceful that somebody would threatened the nurse like this. She is on the island for our benefit. “Thankfully she has not been hurt in any way and that is the end of the matter.“We would like the nurse to know that we are sorry for what happened to her and that we are looking forward to her coming back to us,” said the source.EndsNURSE TAKEN FROM TORY ISLAND AFTER STAND-OFF WITH MAN was last modified: September 20th, 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:Bunbeg coastguardPublic Health NurseTory Island
Adele Smyth knows her onions.The well known Donegal woman has a fruit and veg stall at the Kilross Junction outside Stranorlar. It’s open in all sorts of weather.So there was no surprise when Adele dropped by the stall yesterday – on her way to her own wedding reception.A very understanding new hubby Giles Auchmuty just took it all in his stride.The couple were greeted by friends before heading to Solis Lough Eske for their very special day. Pictures by kind permission of Clive Wasson. A BAG OF SPUDS…..AND GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME! was last modified: August 10th, 2012 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:Adele Smythfruit and veg stallwedding day
A Donegal Sinn Fein member accused of murdering four British solders in the 1982 IRA bombing in Hyde Park, London, has appeared in court for a bail hearing.John DowneyJohn Anthony Downey, 61, of Ards, Creeslough, is charged with the murders of Roy John Bright, Dennis Richard Anthony Daly, Simon Andrew Tipper and Geoffrey Vernon Young. The four Household Cavalry members were killed on route to Buckingham Palace.No bail application was made and Mr Downey was remanded until 5 June.He will then appear at a preliminary hearing before Mr Justice Sweeney at the Old Bailey.Mr Downey – who was arrested at Gatwick Airport on Sunday – is also charged with intending to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.During Friday’s bail hearing he appeared in the court via videolink from Belmarsh prison.DONEGAL MAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY ACCUSED OF HYDE PARK BOMBING was last modified: May 24th, 2013 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:CreesloughHyde Park bombingsJohn DowneyOld Bailey
Car-owners have been warned to lock their cars at night after a spate of break-ins to unlocked vehicles on two adjoining housing estates.Six cars were broken into and robbed.Opportunist thieves broke into at least six cars on both the Summerhill and Burwood estates in Buncrana in the early hours of yesterday morning.None of the cars were locked when they were broken into between midnight and 5.30am. Cash, phones, a sat nav, a purse and a handbag were among the valuables stolen in the raids.The insides of some of the cars were ransacked.Local town councillor Ciaran McLaughlin said there is anger, frustration and bewilderment amongst the local community.Last year there was a spate of home-heating oil thefts on the same estates. Clr McLaughlin said the days of leaving doors locked are over.He admitted that local Gardai were quick on the scene and carried out a full forensic examination.But he added “Garda numbers are down 28% in Inishowen since 2007. That’s twice the Donegal average and almost three times than that across the State.“That’s a real issue for our communities. When the Garda have the numbers and intelligence they can defeat these criminals that plague our communities. Senior Gardaí and Minister Shatter need to wake up and smell the coffee,” he fumed.OUTRAGE AFTER SPATE OF CAR BREAK-INS ON HOUSING ESTATES was last modified: April 24th, 2014 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:break-insbuncranacarsCllr Ciaran McLaughlindonegalGardai
BOULDER, Colo. – Home Depot was sued by a shopper who claims he got stuck to a restroom toilet seat because a prankster had smeared it with glue. Bob Dougherty, 57, accused employees of ignoring his cries for help for about 15 minutes because they thought he was kidding. “They left me there, going through all that stress,” Dougherty told The (Boulder) Daily Camera. “They just let me rot.” The lawsuit, filed Friday, said Dougherty was recovering from heart bypass surgery and thought he was having a heart attack when he got stuck at the Louisville store on the day before Halloween 2003. A store employee who heard him calling for help informed the head clerk by radio, but the head clerk “believed it to be a hoax,” the lawsuit said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Home Depot spokeswoman Kathryn Gallagher said she could not comment on pending litigation. The lawsuit said store officials called for an ambulance after about 15 minutes. Paramedics unbolted the toilet seat, and as they wheeled the “frightened and humiliated” Dougherty out of the store, he passed out. The lawsuit said the toilet seat separated from his skin, leaving abrasions. “This is not Home Depot’s fault,” he said. “But I am blaming them for letting me hang in there and just ignoring me.”
SANTA CLARITA – New technology will help manage traffic around the city. Seventeen closed-circuit cameras linked by 13 miles of fiber optic cable will allow traffic engineers at City Hall to monitor key intersections, letting them adjust traffic signals to make traffic flow better. “We will be able to change timing to accommodate traffic conditions and we can ask Field Services or the Sheriff’s Department to control traffic manually,” said Andrew Yi, city traffic engineer. Real-time video images will be transmitted to two 46-inch flat-screen plasma TVs in the city’s operations center. The images will not be recorded, though they could be in the future. Images as far away as 1,500 to 2,000 feet could be captured by the cameras, which can be aimed by remote control. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “It’s going to allow us to have more eyes out there,” said Cesar Romo, assistant traffic engineer. “We can be reactive to traffic.” Installation of the $3.5 million project began in August and is expected to be finished by June. Once the system is fine-tuned, drivers who observe the speed limit could expect to pass through four or five intersections in a row without being stopped by a red signal, said assistant engineer Terry Brice. Other agencies may eventually be able to tap into the camera system. The County of Los Angeles, Caltrans and the Sheriff’s and Fire departments could be given access codes, Brice said. Only one remote user at a time would be able to pivot the cameras. Satellite city operations at Central Park and the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center may also be able to join the network, gaining the ability to “talk” with computers and phone lines at City Hall. Cameras will be positioned at intersections that include ones along Valencia Boulevard, Magic Mountain Parkway, Bouquet Canyon Road, Soledad Canyon Road, Sierra Highway, Lyons Avenue, San Fernando Road and Orchard Village Road. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!