NCW hosts annual wreath-laying ceremony in tribute of late President Burnham

first_imgThe National Congress of Women (NCW), the women’s arm of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), on Sunday paid tribute to the late President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham with a simple wreath-laying ceremony at its headquarters, Kitty Public Road, Georgetown.Some of the officals at the wreath laying ceremony on SundayToday marks the 33rd death anniversary of President Burnham and as such, the small group of women along with special guests, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and PNCR Chairman Basil Williams, congregated to reflect on the life and work of the late President.As the wreaths were laid at the Burnham statue, there was the singing of a number of National Songs.In her brief remarks, Minister Lawrence reflected on the late President, remembering that he valued and believed in women.As such, she made the call for woman to not only be given the respect that they deserved in society today but to also be represented regarding issues affecting them.Wreaths were also laid by a representative of the Burnham family along with representatives of several organisations as well as a representative from a number of Guyana’s administrative regions. Also paying a floral tribute to the late founder of the PNC was Williams.The ceremony was reportedly kept simple this year as the country is preparing for Local Government Elections (LGE) and the PNCR for Congress.Burnham served as Prime Minister of Guyana from 1964 and as Executive President from 1980 until the time of his death in 1985 at the age of 62. He was also a lawyer and a father of six.Burnham was elected Prime Minister of the self-governing colony then named British Guiana in 1964 and became the country’s first Prime Minister at Independence two years later. He won re-election in 1968, 1973, and 1978, although his critics accused him of fixing the elections.After having the Constitution changed to make Guyana a “cooperative republic,” Burnham was elected “Executive President” in 1980.Burnham was one of the founding leaders of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which was launched on January 1, 1950.Burnham broke with co-founders Dr Cheddi and Janet Jagan in 1957 and formed the People’s National Congress (PNC).last_img read more

For Aguero Citys challenge is the quadruple

first_imgThe English Premier League team is currently playing in four different competition in England and in Europe.Manchester City’s schedule is very busy this time of the year.The Citizens are playing in four different competitions: the English Premier League, the FA Cup, the Football League Final and the UEFA Champions League.And for Argentinean footballer Sergio Aguero, the challenge is to win all four titles for his team.“If you get to this stage in the season with a chance to win four titles it means you are doing well,” Aguero was quoted by Four Four Two.“And I wish it would happen. I’m ­ambitious and you have to aim high.”“I know that nobody has ever done it before and I would like us to go down in history. For me, too, I want to be the one who scores goals in all the finals,” he added.“I see this City team as having the ­capacity to win everything – and so that is our challenge.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“City are a champion team with a champion coach. What else am I going to want?” he said.“I’m very happy at City and for now I don’t even think about leaving,” he explained as there are some rumors he might leave the club.“It’s a great club that always looks after its players. I saw it from the very first day I arrived and it’s continued ever since.”“I still don’t know what I will do when I finish ­playing, but I will continue in the football world, that’s for sure,” he added.“For now I just dream of winning titles with City every season, that is my main challenge.”Bien hecho chicos 🤟🏽! A cuartos de la #FACup! 💪🏽//Well done, lads 🤟🏽 onwards to the #FACup quarterfinals! C’mon, City! 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/eSLNgj1rsz— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) February 16, 2019last_img read more

Its Final Texas Rejects MexicanAmerican Studies Textbook

first_imgJORGE SANHUEZA-LYON | KUTThe Responsible Ethnic Studies Textbook Coalition holds a rally to call on the Texas State Board of Education to reject a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook on September 13, 2016.About a dozen professors across Texas found hundreds of factual errors in the textbook. Many were also upset that the book, titled “Mexican-American Heritage,” promoted stereotypes of groups of people.The book called Mexican people lazy and said Chicanos wanted to destroy society. State Board of Education Member Ruben Cortez says, sometimes, these fights come down to ideology.“But, when it came to this topic it was a clear, clear 15-0 vote,” Cortez said. “So, it was obvious that they didn’t want to put any factually inaccurate book in the hands of kids.”The vote comes after a preliminary 14-0 vote to reject the textbook.“Aside from the all the stereotypes in the book that people found deeply offensive, we have a job as the state board and we can’t allow any book that has factual errors.”UT Austin Professor Emilio Zamora was one of the most vocal opponents to the book. Zamora says he spent hours documenting mistakes and is happy his hard work paid off.“I’m glad that people recognize the seriousness of this and I think a lot of people showed up and we put in the long hours in large part because we understood the important of this,” Zamora says. “It’s important not only for our children in the schools of all background, but it’s all important for the rest of nation because the fact that Texas influences the rest of the country in the adoption of books and sale of books by major publishers.”The State Board of Education has already put out a fresh request for what it calls special topics in social studies textbooks for next year. Sharelast_img read more