President Granger to attend Commonwealth Heads’ Meeting in London

first_imgPresident David Granger will be attending the 25th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations, slated for April 16-20, 2018 in London, and to be held under the theme, “Towards a Common Future”.This was announced today by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during a post-Cabinet press conference.The president will be accompanied by Second Vice President and Minister ofPresident David GrangerForeign Affairs, Carl Greenidge; Director General Audrey Waddell, and Guyana’s High Commissioner to London, Frederick Hamley Case.President Granger will emphasize Guyana’s role in, and contribution to, the green agenda of the Commonwealth.“It will be pointed out that 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Iwokrama Reserve. It will also be recalled that Guyana has dedicated approximately 700,000 hectares of protected area on Konashen, the home of our Wai-Wai people in the South Rupununi, in the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy,” Minister Harmon pointed out.Guyana will, therefore, use the opportunity of the Heads of Government Meeting to continue its leadership role in the establishment of the green agenda in the Commonwealth, even as the country seeks to establish a green economy and state as a model of development.According to the State Minister, the 2018 meeting is likely to orient the Commonwealth towards a more proactive and relevant global role as this relates to increasing global turbulence and unease.last_img read more

Ruben Neves emerges as contender to win PFA Young Player of the Year

first_imgRuben Neves has emerged as a contender to land the PFA Young Player of the Year award this season. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Neves has been one of this season’s bright sparks early on no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “The star of Wolves’ climb back to the Premier League, Neves drew rave reviews in the Championship, and that momentum is more than carrying over to the Premier League.“He’s being heavily backed to make a splash in his first season in the top division, with over a third of all bets being placed on the 21-year-old taking the title off last year’s winner Leroy Sane.” Latest Premier League News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED shining 2center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Sterling is still the favourite to land the award possible standings 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware The Wolves midfielder, 21, is up there with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Naby Keita to claim the prize following his strong start to the season.According to Oddschecker, Neves has attracted 36% of all bets over the past week after the Portuguese shined during Wolves’ 1-0 win away at West Ham last weekend.As a result, bookies have cut odds on him winning the accolade, from 25/1 to as short as 12/1.However, Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is still the bookies’ favourite to win the award at 5/1, followed by Naby Keita (7/1), Leroy Sane (9/1) and Richarlison (11/1). REVEALED smart causal Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

In Anchorage some eagerly wait to catch a glimpse of the chief

first_imgCrowds gathered in downtown Anchorage this afternoon to await the arrival of the president. KSKA’s Anne Hillman waited behind the Denaina Center, hoping for a brief glimpse.Download Audio.Amaris Elise Estell-Tate and Lorraine Estell pose with an old friend–the doctor who delivered Amaris. Hillman/KSKAPeople trickled slowly toward the corner of 8th and F. Lorraine Estell walked up with her seven-year-old granddaughter, Amaris, in tow.“I wanna try to get a selfie with him,” Amaris stated with confidence.“With who?” Estell asks her.“The president,” she replies as if it’s the most obvious thing in the world.“What do you think is so cool about seeing the president?” I ask.“Umm… We’re both black, I guess?”“That’s it?” her grandmother presses. “What else?”“I like the president. I like his daughters, too,” she says with more thought. “I learned from them to be yourself and be unique.”Estell smiles in agreement. “Awesome.”As the crowd grew and airplanes flew overhead, police gave directions, nudging people away from the street.“I’d like your cooperation if I could, please,” an officer addressed the crowd as he set out neon green collapsible barriers. “It would make it nice for everyone if we could get back up on the sidewalk. I’m sorry.”As time inched by rumors flew – did they move the cones to let the president’s car through? Did they block off the Hilton? Is that his car? What did the secret service say?“Kinda weird down here,” says Steve Benzler, who waited for more than four hours for a glimpse. “Kind of a carnival atmosphere with helicopters and jets above. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew it would be different and special, so I had to come down and check it out.”A crowd awaits Obama’s arrival outside of the Dena’ina Center. Hillman/KSKAThe waiting continued, and Amarius grew restless. Her grandmother points out members of the secret service.“Where? I can’t see anything,” she whines.Then – eventually – Estelle sees movement from the garage at the back of the convention center, far from where our section of crowd waits.“Three people…” she says. “Wearing plain clothes. They’re wearing hats with a little jacket on. And a bullet proof vest. Oh my gosh!”“Did you see them?” I ask awkwardly trying to peer over the crowd as screams erupt around me.“That was his car! You saw the seal? You saw the seal?” Estell shouts to everyone around.And with that, the president was inside, his press pool walking past. All Estell saw was a small bit of his vehicle, but it was enough…for her.“So what do you think? You just saw it from a distance, but was it still cool?” I ask, having seen nothing.“Still awesome,” she nods. “Still awesome. Yeah. The fact that he’s here is great.”Her granddaughter nuzzles up against her. “I didn’t get to see the president,” she says, voice filled with disappointment.“It’s okay, it’s okay,” Estell says hugging her close.But Amaris was not going to let the moment go by without some sort of splash. As the last of the press walked around the corner, the crowd started to chant. “Obama! Obama!”“Welcome to Alaska!” Amaris belts with all of her might.The crowd erupts in laughter. “What a girl!” Estell says. “You tell him.”last_img read more