Super Bowl winner Kubiak steps down as Broncos coach

first_img“This decision is strictly my decision, based on what I’ve been through this year and how I’m feeling,” Kubiak said. “I just feel like it’s time for me to do something different. Now, I’m retiring from coaching, I’m getting out of coaching, but I’ve got a lot to give and I’m going to find something else to do… but it’s time for me to step away from the coaching field.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnKubiak said it wasn’t a specific medical problem that prompted his decision but rather a feeling that he couldn’t meet the demands of the job as he would like.“I’ve always taken a lot of pride that I could coach the football team, be there for the players, be there for the coaches, be there for the organization, do a game plan, call some plays on Sunday. View comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Man United beats 10-man West Ham for 6th successive win 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “I’ve always taken a lot of pride in the fact I could do all those things, but this year I haven’t been able to do that. “It’s been tough and for the first time I’ve had to tell myself, ‘Hey, you can’t do that anymore.’”Kubiak was hospitalized briefly in October and missed coaching one game with what doctors called a “complex migraine condition” characterized by extreme fatigue and weakness.In 2013 while Kubiak was head coach of the Houston Texans he collapsed during a game with what was diagnosed as a “mini stroke.”Kubiak had told players and staff after Sunday’s season-ending 24-6 victory over the playoff-bound Oakland Raiders that he was giving up the job after two years with the team.ADVERTISEMENT Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 1, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Justin Edmonds/Getty Images/AFPAn emotional Gary Kubiak stepped down as coach of the Denver Broncos on Monday because of health concerns, less than a year after he led the team to a Super Bowl crown.The 55-year-old fought back tears as he told reporters he was “retiring from coaching” at a farewell press conference in Denver, hours after the club confirmed his departure in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “Although we fell short of our goals this year, I’m proud of our teams these past two seasons. Helping to bring Mr. (Pat) Bowlen, his family and this organization its third Super Bowl is something that will always be very special to me,” Kubiak said in a statement.Super Bowl triumphJohn Elway, a former Broncos star quarterback and now executive vice president of football operations/general manager, was expected to begin searching for a replacement immediately.Elway hired Kubiak — his backup in their playing days — as the 15th head coach in franchise history on January 19, 2015 and Kubiak helped the Broncos to the second-most wins in the NFL in his two seasons with a 24-11 (.686) record.During the 2015 season Kubiak became only the fourth head coach in NFL history to lead a team to a Super Bowl victory in his first year, the Broncos beating the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 in February 2016.Elway called Kubiak’s management of the team over that season “one of the best coaching jobs I’ve ever seen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

UST to only focus on itself in tight Final Four race, says Rondina

first_imgPrince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas’ energetic skipper Cherry Rondina said on Saturday that the Golden Tigresses will only focus on their own record as the Final Four race heats up in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.UST is currently in third place at 6-4 with only four games left in the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT NU strengthens UAAP Final Four bid, downs UE “We’ll just stick to our goal [of trying to make it to the Final Four] and we won’t take advantage of the other teams’ losses,” said Rondina after UST fended off Adamson University 25-12, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19 at Filoil Flying V Centre.Prior to the victory, the Tigresses were stuck in a four-way tie with National University, Far Eastern University, and University of the Philippines with 5-4 slates and they hope to separate themselves from the pack to avoid complications in the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnRondina added they want to enter the Final Four not just for them as players, but also for their coaching staff and the whole Thomasian community.“I really want to make it to the Final Four so that we can give something to the school and repay the sacrifices the coaches made for us,” said Rondina, who had 18 points in the win. ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awardslast_img read more

Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs for 3-0 lead

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions “All I was looking at was the bottom of the net,” Durant said. “I saw he (James) was playing his heels behind the 3-point line. I’ve been working on that shot my whole life. To see that go in, that was liberating, man. We’ve got one more to go.”After Golden State went up, Irving missed a 3 from his favorite spot on the right side and the Warriors closed it out with four free throws in the final 12.9 seconds before celebrating briefly on the floor and then charging down the hallway to their locker room.After winning Games 1 and 2 by a combined 41 points at home, the Warriors had to scrap for all 48 minutes to take down the Cavs, who will need a similar effort to avoid being swept by a team with few — if any — weaknesses.READ: Kevin Durant’s menacing defense leads the way for Warriors“It’s the most firepower I’ve played in my career,” James said. “I’ve played against some great teams, but I don’t think no team has had this type of firepower.”James and Irving were relentless in the second half and it appeared they had done enough to get Cleveland over the top and perhaps back in the series.Durant, though, was not going to be denied. Not after getting this close, not after enduring so much heat for turning his back on the Thunder, not with a chance to put the Cavaliers in an insurmountable hole.READ: Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1 The 7-footer finished 10 of 18 from the field with eight rebounds and four assists. Curry, who has benefited more than any other player by Durant’s arrival and is healthy in these Finals, added 13 rebounds and six assists.With Kerr back on the bench for the second straight game after battling back pain, Golden State, which made a record 9 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished 16 of 33 behind the arc, also got just what it needed from its reserves as Andre Iguodala had several big plays, none bigger than stripping James of the ball on a potential tying 3-pointer with 12.6 seconds left. Perfect.Durant drained the shot of his professional life — a 3-pointer over LeBron James with 45.3 seconds left — and scored 31 points as the Warriors, pushed harder than they have been throughout their pristine postseason, moved within one win of a title and payback by rallying to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundREAD: Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs for 3-0 leadThe Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant, criticized for leaving Oklahoma City last summer to chase a championship, brought them back, scoring 14 in the fourth. Nishikori’s erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open “He took over,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “You can tell, he knows this is his moment. He’s been an amazing player in this league for a long time, and he senses this is his time, his moment, his team.”With their 15th straight win, the Warriors now have the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major professional sports.READ: Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1But that means little to Golden State’s players, who with a win in Game 4 on Friday night can exorcise those haunting demons from last June when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers.No team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit, and it doesn’t appear any team is equipped to hang with these Warriors, who may go down as one of the best ever.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Still, Durant isn’t looking too far ahead.READ: Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in NBA Finals“I never been in this position before,” said Durant, long accused of not being able to win the big game. “I don’t want to relax. It’s not over. This is a crazy game. Anything can happen. So I don’t want to relax or feel like it’s over, it’s not.”Klay Thompson added 30 points and Stephen Curry had 26 for the Warriors, who are one win from their second title in three years.If not for their meltdown last year, the Warriors, whose record-setting 73-win season got lost in the Finals aftermath, would be looking for a third straight crown.READ: Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors “We talked about it since the finals last year that the last season was a very unique year, for a lot of different reasons, and we learned a lot,” Curry said. “I think we have grown and matured just mentally of how to just pace yourself through this long year and take every day as a new experience and something that you can kind of take control of.”James shook off a knee-buckling blow to the chin while scoring 39 and Kyrie Irving added 38 for the Cavs, who took a 113-107 lead with 3:09 left on J.R. Smith’s 3-pointer.Curry hit a layup and after both James and Irving missed for the Cavs, Durant dropped his 3 — a shot that could be the one most remembered in this magnificent run by the Warriors.READ: Durant gets chance to follow Lebron’s path to title Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Kevin Durant #35 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after a play in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND—Kevin Durant released his deep shot, the one he always makes in his dreams.As the ball hung in the air, his plan to win a championship, Golden State’s grip on the series, Cleveland’s last-gasp attempt to defend its title, all of it was on the line.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Always Dreaming moving smoothly ahead of Preakness

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP): Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has gone for a routine gallop ahead of the Preakness, which trainer Todd Pletcher sees as a positive development. Pletcher says “everything went very smoothly” with Always Dreaming on Tuesday, saying he had “good energy” and a “good controlled gallop”. That hasn’t always been the case for the dark bay colt who figures to be heavily favoured in Saturday’s Preakness. The colt, who is 4-for-4 this season, tends to be overly aggressive in his morning exercise. That was the case Monday when he took a slight stumble at the start and tried to buck off the exercise rider. On Tuesday, Always Dreaming was all business for the 11/2-mile gallop. Pletcher says: “He was moving really well. As they say: It was exactly what we were looking for.”last_img read more

JOA president hails determined Alia

first_img IMMENSE PLEASURE BARRABNUILLA, Colombia: President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Christopher Samuda has lauded champion swimmer Alia Atkinson for the class, grit, and determination exuded in winning the country’s first gold medal at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in the women’s 100m breaststroke ‘A’ final on Friday night. Atkinson established a Games record 1:06.83 to shrug off some late race pressure from Mexico’s Byanca Rodriguez (1:07.80), whose team-mate, Esther Gonzalez, was third in 1:10.80. Rodriguez had earlier beaten Atkinson to break the Jamaican’s 2010 record of 1:10.25, lowering the mark to 1:07.99 with a strong finish to pip Atkinson (1:08.00) on the line. In a very competitive final, Atkinson led and built up a good lead throughout but had to draw on her reserves and rally to hold off Rodriguez in the final. “I’m absolutely elated. Alia has justified her credentials,” said Samuda. “It is long overdue, and she has done the country very proud. It’s a swim of determination, a swim of character, and a swim of mental fortitude, and we only knew that she would do it well, and she has done it, and we must applaud her.” Samuda also congratulated Atkinson, co-captain of the Jamaica women’s contingent and captain of the swim team, for the qualities of leadership embodied in her success. “She has led from the front. She’s the team captain, and she has demonstrated strong and remarkable leadership,” said Samuda. Coach of the Jamaica swim team Gillian Millwood got immense pleasure from Atkinson’s progress. “In our team meeting yesterday, we were just trying to get all the jitters out … we all set our goals, and that’s one of them, to get back to a time that’s similar to when she was excelling, powerful, and there she was, went up on 30.85, really quick, really strong, really powerful and then came off the wall with those famous under waters that we know and love,” outlined Millwood. “It gave us the signal that this was to be an amazing race. She came down, started to tighten up a little bit in the last 10 metres, but she put her head down, pushed to the wall and dominated that race in a Games Record. I’m absolutely proud of her.” In other finals, Dols finished eighth in the men’s 200m butterfly A final in 2:02.41, which that was won by Colombia’s Noriega Gomez in 1:57.03; Michael Gunning led, but lost huge ground at the turn in the B final won by Cuba’s Vengata Martin (2:02.58), to finish fourth in 2:03.64; while Bryanna Renuart placed seventh in the women’s 100m breaststroke final in 1:15.50.last_img read more

26th edition of Mother & Daughter Pageant for May 13 @ NCC

first_imgThe 26th edition of the Mother and Daughter Pageant is billed for the National Cultural Centre for May 13. The competition will have three categories – junior, middle and senior. This year, the theme for the pageant is the ‘Rhythm of Love’.This pageant is one of the longest running pageants and is promoted by Supa Stylistics Productions under the direction of Dr Sulan Fung-Browne and her mother, Ingrid Fung.Tickets for the pageant cost $3000, $2500 and $2000 and are available at the National Cultural Centre box office.last_img read more

“I Am US” for the NCC this weekend

first_imgThe unity stage play “I Am Us”, presented by the Ethnic Relations Commission, will be held on Saturday, March 9; and Sunday, March 10; at the National Cultural Centre (NCC).The Commission will also be declaring the venue a ‘safe space’ – symbolic of promoting continued tolerance and good relations among Guyanese, despite issues which may be considered contentious, being brought into the open and examined during the play.Remarks made and situations presented during the play are intended to allow Guyanese to ponder their sense of purpose for a united Guyana.“I Am Us”, which has a mixed cast of almost 40 persons; inclusive of actors, dancers and musicians, represents the hurdles faced by two neighbouring families composed of the two major ethnic groups.Members of both families display qualities of trust and togetherness in everyday life but suspicions and mistrust surface during an upcoming election. The play also has its share of typical Guyanese humour which the local audience would welcome.Tickets for the one-of-a-kind play were sold out days after release due to an unexpected overwhelming response. A holdover performance is being considered, as well as taking the play to other regions of Guyana in the future.The show was written in 2015 by Neaz Subhan but will now come to life. The cast includes Simone Dowding, Godfrey Naughton, Paul Budnah, Troy Parboo, Romel Edmondson, Ladonna Kissoon, Yohance Koama and Gerald Gilkes.last_img read more

Wuk pan dem!!

first_imgSatiricus was ecstatic as he hurried over to the Back Street Bar. This was a special time of the year – IT WAS WARRIORS’ TIME!! The fellas’ favourite team – bar none – would be arriving this week for four games, and today was the planning session for the four days they’d be going to the ball game. This was like a campaign, like in that movie on the Dunkirk landing that ended WWII!!“Well chaps, ‘e all come dong pan abee, yuh know,” said Bungi. “Dem bais play all dem game outside, and yuh see how dem lose all t’ree?”“Yep!” agreed Satiricus fervently. “But weren’t most of those fans in Florida from Guyana?”“Not because they were wearing Warriors T-shirts mean they were REAL Guyanese,” said Hari darkly. “They’ve been living outside too long.”“Yes!” said Bungi. “An’ dem na gat nobaddy fuh play obeah pan de adda team.”“Well, that’s why we’re taking you to all four games in Guyana Bungi, ole buddy!” said Satiricus enthusiastically as he ordered another round of beer. “You have to wuk pon dem right here in Guyana!”“Yeah,” agreed Hari. “It’s clear those islanders were able to play their obeah on our boys with nobody to counter them.”“Me guh gat fuh get me real strang stuff,” said Bungi as he looked to Satiricus. “Put dong t’ree baatle high wine.”“OK,” said Satiricus. “What else?”“An bunjal two fowl cack fuh me eat,” continued Bungi, this time to Hari. “But save de four foot fuh me wuk de obeah a’ de groun’.”“OK,” said Hari. “My wife wondered why you need so much chicken to eat.”“Budday, tell yuh wife fuh na ques-chan wan obeah man,” answered Bungi. “She duz aks she dacta wha’ mek ‘e does put mass pan ‘e face when he aparate pan she?”last_img read more

Race and racism

first_imgWith elections on the horizon, “race”, of course, has taken centre stage once again. In Guyana, we have been very generous with the use of the word “race”. This is another legacy of the British who defined us as “the land of six races”. Many Guyanese in the pre-independence era actually boasted about this classification. “Race” has been a very fluid, changing concept and it is not coincidental that the modern usage of the term is bound up with the history of the West Indies since “race” and “African slavery” are modern twins, as are “White” and “Black” as racial categories.The early civilisations such as Greeks and Indians, etc, did not distinguish so much on “race” as we know it today, as on cultural characteristics of peoples: “Barbarians” – Greeks, “Anarya/Ignoble” – Indians. All classifications are based on some schema that presuppose some value or other.  During the 19th century, the European classificatory schemes of science were imbued with the evolutionary paradigm proposed by Darwin in “the origin of species”.  This presumed a hierarchical ordering of phenomena and objects from the atoms of Mendelev to the races of man in a great “chain of being”.A classification, we must always remember, is an analytic tool.  In itself, distinguishing between individuals on physical or other criteria is not a problem – but becomes one when we make a social evaluation on the physical characteristics. Race was a key concept formulated during the ‘Enlightenment’ and was used as one of many hegemonic elements to convince the subjugated groups, starting with Africans, to accept their subordinate condition: after all, the “inferior” races were being done a favour as the White man laboured mightily to lift up his “burden”.The paradigmatic use of racism, of course, was used to justify the enslavement of Africans, after the Spanish clerics purported to discover vestiges of a soul in the Amerindians (after they died off like flies and proved unwilling to labour for the Europeans) as so possibly capable of receiving salvation. The Africans were adjudged to be beyond this pale.At its logical conclusion, it was used to justify the extermination of whole groups since if evolutionary theory showed that only the “fittest” survived, maybe it was the duty of the self-selected fittest to move the process along. While conquerors have always concluded that the conquered were in some way inferior, it was the first time that the reasons for the inferiority were given as physical characteristics. This invidious notion of race still survives in Guyana, deeply embedded in all of our European Enlightenment-centric education and it is this usage that must be eradicated.This discourse encompassed all other non-white groups as the colonial expansion spread exponentially and is the beginning of “racism” in the modern sense of the word. Indians, for instance, were “wogs” to the British – indistinguishable in its import from the “N” word. Race and racism were born as inseparable twins: racism could never be disjunctured from race (in the sense that the latter could merely be a neutral descriptive term). It is for this reason I have preferred to distinguish humans on the basis of their ethnicity or their cultural characteristics.To maintain consistency with the overriding need to define themselves as a superior group, the Europeans in Guyana performed all sorts of semantic gymnastics. The categories of race, supposedly immutable, were adjusted in the colonial milieu as needed and terms such as “Caucasian” – used by the British in other contexts were jettisoned since, it could have lumped them with the Portuguese and, horror of horrors, the Indians! The Portuguese, were not even classified by the geographical term “European” by the British colonials, since this would have hinted at the commonality of race.The dominant Europeans have oppressed all non-White groups, to one degree or another in Guyana. Not in the sense that they were merely disliked by the White majority (exhibiting prejudice or racial discrimination), but that they were forced into certain roles by it – roles of subservience. Even the “coloureds/mixed group who lorded over the rest were accepting their “place” beneath the Whites.Where the principle of domination (stated or unstated) of the use of power is based on race, it is “racism” and is one of the major legacies that has to be eradicated in the construction of a just and democratic Guyanese state.last_img read more

Taking action…

first_img…or pot shots?Henry Jeffrey is one of the founders of ANUG – one of the new parties on the block. But for some reason – which your Eyewitness has been unable to pin down – Jeffrey doesn’t seem to have any position in the surviving ANUG executive. (Several other worthies have since decamped). Was he struck by the mysterious illness that had brought down Raphael Trotman back in 2011, when Khemraj Ramjattan was slotted to be the AFC’s presidential candidate?? Is it possible that he too may have a miraculous recovery and show up after the elections, when appointed to a slot in the new administration??Anyhow, Jeffrey’s been given to issuing some ponderous articles in the SN supporting his insistence that constitutional change mandating “shared governance” is the silver bullet that’ll destroy the dark ethnic, political forces sucking the blood out of our country. What has struck your Eyewitness with fellas like Jeffrey and their quick fixes is how they gloss over the elephant in the room. To wit, exactly how will they get the two political biggies to go along with their proposal to turn their political swords into cooperative ploughshares?This was brought out by Jeffrey’s rather caustic riposte to PPP’s presidential candidate Irfaan Ali – who, like Jeffrey has a PhD – because the latter insisted before Guyana can have shared governance, there has to be “trust” engendered between the PNC and PPP. More precisely, Ali said, “We cannot have political trust and we cannot build political trust and we cannot have inclusion if we do not, first and foremost, respect this document that speaks to this which is the Constitution of our country.” Jeffrey dismissed this concern as “harping upon the old PPP/C mantra of the need to build trust and abide by/ uphold the Constitution.”Now why would Jeffrey be dismissive of the PPP’s position? Is it an irrational one? As the co-author of a book on the Burnhamite PNC regime – and as a lecturer in their ideological school – has he forgotten that it’s in the institutional DNA of the PNC that they’d never SHARE real power with any other entity?? But we don’t have to go back to Burnham’s rejection of Jagan’s offer on PS back in the 1970s, do we??Hasn’t he analysed and counted the ways in which Granger’s PNC flouted their “Accord” with the AFC to share power? Hasn’t he bemoaned the PNC’s refusal to PRACTICE power sharing when they cut the leg from under their AFC “partner” by unilaterally shuttering four sugar estates and firing 7000 workers – from where the latter had garnered strategic support??Why should Ali and the PP trust the PNC to treat them differently?? …finally on sugarGAWU massed its sugar workers at the Ministry of the Presidency to agitate for wage increases. They finally seemed to’ve realised the insightful wisdom of Fredrick Douglass – the great anti-slavery fighter: “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favour freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without ploughing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.”A word to Beneba…!…to cut Guyana’s noseOn the Tacuba Lodge bloodletting seems that the sacked professional Director General had informed Granger about Minister Cummings and our UN Rep lobbying for the latter to chair the moribund “Group of 77”.Granger agrees it’s worth US$1 million to boost the latter’s ego!last_img read more