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17-year-old US-based Guyanese scholar meets President

first_imgKelly Hyles, the 17-year-old Guyanese girl who was accepted into 21 colleges across the United States of America, including eight Ivy League universities, on Thursday met with President David Granger at his Georgetown office.A Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) statement said that President Granger congratulated the young scholar, referring to her as a product of Guyanese society and a citizen of whom the nation is proud.“Everything I do, everything the Cabinet and the Government does is so that our young people can have a bright future… This country can only be developed [with] intelligent and educated persons like you. We are happy and encouraged by your achievements,” President Granger said.The teenager was accompanied by her mother, Anetta Earl; her aunt, Shaundelle Inniss-Munroe; her uncle, Kenneth Earl and social activist Mark Benschop, while the President was accompanied by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.Hyles and her mother arrived in Guyana on Sunday evening to be part of the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations on May 26, the same day she would be celebrating her 18th birthday.Hyles was accepted into some of the most distinguished tertiary institutions in the US, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania, and has decided on Harvard, where she will be pursuing studies in either bio-chemistry or neuroscience.Hyles migrated to the USA to live with her mother in 2009 at the age of 11.President David Granger in conversation with Kelly Hyleslast_img read more

Fish vendor remanded for narco trafficking

first_imgA fish vendor who was found with a small quantity of cannabis at the Stabroek Market Square was on Monday remanded to prison.Forty-two-year-old Troy Nedd, of Charlestown, Georgetown, denied that on February 2, 2018, he was found with 27.4 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail, telling the court that Nedd gave Police two different addresses.Moore disclosed the facts of the case which revealed that Nedd was caught by ranks of the City Constabulary with the cannabis in his pocket.He was remanded to prison until February 26, 2018.last_img

Savings from Medicare sought in ’07 budget

first_img Elsewhere, the $2.7 trillion budget will ask virtually every domestic Cabinet department except Homeland Security to operate at or below current budget levels. The Pentagon would receive a nearly 5 percent increase in its budget, to $439.3 billion, defense officials said, with an additional $120 billion earmarked for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those war funds would be spread over both the current budget year and fiscal 2007, which begins Oct. 1. The budget will also project about $18 billion more for hurricane relief along the Gulf Coast. The White House says the burgeoning costs of the war and hurricane aid will cause the budget deficit to exceed $400 billion for the current year, up from $319 billion in 2005. The record deficit in dollar terms is $413 billion, set in 2004. Bush said in his State of the Union address Tuesday that the budget would keep his promise, made in 2004, to bring the deficit below $260 billion by the time he leaves office. The White House will not divulge details of the budget before its Monday release, but congressional aides briefed on parts of it shared some details with The Associated Press. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity. The Homeland Security Department would receive a 6 percent budget boost to its $33.3 billion budget for this year, but that increase depends on enactment of new fees on air travel of $5 each way. Comparable fees proposed a year ago were dead on arrival on Capitol Hill. Amtrak, the financially troubled national rail carrier, would receive $900 million under Bush’s budget, a cut of about $400 million from current levels. But that’s a significantly higher budget than proposed for the railroad last year, when Bush proposed eliminating Amtrak’s operating subsidy in a move aimed at closing unprofitable long-distance routes – a move resoundingly rejected by Congress. The National Institutes of Health, which funds health care research, would see its budget essentially frozen at slightly more than $28 billion. NASA, however, would receive a 3 percent budget increase and the National Science Foundation would receive about an 8 percent increase. Bush also plans to ask Congress for more than $130 million for a system employers would be required to use to verify job applicants are legally eligible to work in the U.S. 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Bush is expected to steer clear of proposals asking direct election-year sacrifices from Medicare beneficiaries, who are already agitated over foul-ups in the startup of the new prescription drug program. But hospitals and other powerful interest groups are girding for battle over cuts they will be asked to take. Adopting the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s recommendations would give the White House political cover for Bush’s new proposals. The commission recommended reducing payments to hospitals for both inpatient and outpatient care by about half of 1 percent below scheduled inflation adjustments. Home health care providers under Medicare fear seeing their payments frozen as recommended by MedPAC. The advisory commission also has recommended freezing payments to nursing homes and long-term care facilities. “It’s doable and it’s good health care policy,” Senate Budget Committee Chairman Judd Gregg, R-N.H., said of the MedPAC recommendations. Gregg said he expects significant Medicare cost curbs to be included in Bush’s budget. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush hopes to seize momentum from a just-completed budget cut bill by proposing tens of billions of dollars in savings from the Medicare program when he submits his 2007 budget on Monday. The budget is expected to wring perhaps $40 billion over the next five years from Medicare providers like hospitals and home health care providers, as called for by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, a bipartisan panel of experts that makes Medicare policy recommendations to Congress. Last year, Bush urged Congress to leave Medicare alone as the administration began implementing the new Medicare drug benefit. He instead focused on finding savings from the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled. After Congress just squeezed $28 billion from Medicaid over the next decade – considerably less than the $45 billion proposed by Bush a year ago – the president is looking for big savings from the rapidly growing Medicare program, said lawmakers, staff aides and health industry lobbyists. last_img read more

Man United Women begin Championship campaign with Aston Villa rout

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Defending champions Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw against Manchester City while Lucy Graham’s goal earned Bristol City a 1-0 win at Brighton.Goals from Coral-Jade Haines and Josie Green helped Tottenham to a 2-1 win over London Bees in the Championship while Leicester beat Crystal Palace 2-0 and Lewes Women were 3-0 winners at Millwall Lionesses. Manchester United made a real statement of intent as they began their FA Women’s Championship campaign with a 12-0 hammering of Aston Villa.United, managed by former England international Casey Stoney, are playing their first season since being reformed after they were originally disbanded in 2005. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade They won one and lost one of their first two Continental Tyres League Cup games but began their league challenge in some style.Jess Sigworth ran riot as she scored five goals, while Lauren James and Kirsty Hanson grabbed braces in the rout.Katie Zalem, Mollie Green and Ella Toone also bagged as Villa had no answer to United’s superiority.In the Super League, there was also an enjoyable day for Arsenal as Vivianne Miedema’s hat-trick fired them to a dream start in a 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Miedema scored two and made goals for Lisa Evans and Kim Little as the Gunners stormed to a 4-0 half-time lead and then made sure she took the matchball home after the break.It means Reds boss Neil Redfearn is waiting for his first win and goal since taking over earlier in the summer, having lost to Manchester United in the League Cup.Reading were big winners as well, with Gemma Davison, Fara Williams, Lauren Bruton and Remi Allen scoring in a 4-0 win over Yeovil. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Sigworth was on fire 2 GETTY IMAGES – GETTY silverware REVEALED center_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact Stoney enjoyed the best possible start smart causal Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more MONEY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack RANKED possible standings 2 highlights Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more

DONEGAL SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR TAKES STATES BY STORM

first_imgA CO Donegal actor is being lauded by the critics in America.James Conway, from Rathmullan, has the staring role of Brutus in Arizona Reparatory Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and a review in the Arizona Daily Star (link included below) started with the words “Remember this name: James Conway He has star power.”James is the son of the late Frances Conway and James Conway Snr. A chair in the Marhoney Theatre where he performs is dedicated to his late mother – It reads  “In Loving Memory of Frances Conway”.James Jnr is a senior at the University of Arizona.And there is no-one more supportive that his dedicated father, James, who has been nothing but incredibly supportive and present for every performance of his son.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily  http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/az-rep-presents-powerful-julius-caesar/article_df545fcd-26f4-53ed-9da8-eb18781cc89f.html DONEGAL SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR TAKES STATES BY STORM was last modified: March 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR TAKES STATES BY STORMRathmullanlast_img read more