Down on working girls

first_imgSatiricus saw the other foot had fallen. The first foot was when under direction from the Society Protection Ministry, a “house of ill repute” – or “bad house” as they were called in rural Guyana had been raided and 15 strippers arrested.“Cappo, I wonder how the cops knew the girls had been “trafficked”?” Satiricus asked.“Sato, dem police a wuk just like SOCU,” Cappo answered, “Dem a seize fuss and aks question afta!”“Yes,” replied Satiricus, “Looks like if girls are working in a club, that is a prima facile case they had been “trafficked”.“Bai, Sato,” Cappo asked, “Ah how yuh know ‘bout dis trafficking!”Satiricus explained when he first heard about the noun “traffic” used as a verb like in “Trafficking girls into prostitution”, he had this image of nubile females being shuttled back and forth on highways in fast moving vehicles to assignations with “Johns”. But he knew better now. The girls were forcibly – or under false pretences – tricked by lecherous exploiters to enter Guyana from other countries or other neighbourhoods into “doing the dirty” for money.Georgie was visiting from NY and buying beers at the Back Street Bar. “Last week, I heard the Society Protection Minister vowed “We have to ensure that we find these perpetrators, irrespective of who they are, rich or poor, high or low, we have to and we must bring them to justice.” And lo and behold, a week later action! Wow!!”Suresh piped in: “The lady kinda sound like Jack the Ripper. I remember from the movie, the Ripper wrote, “I am down on whores and I shan’t quit ripping them till I do get buckled.”Satiricus pointed out of the 15 girls arrested, four had been released immediately. “I wonder how they’d proved to the police they weren’t “trafficked” but the others couldn’t.”Georgie piped up, “Your police have been receiving training in the matters from our American police. They knew about recognising certain “types”. You see how they pick up potential evildoers in America – just like that? Even when the evildoers are just driving!”Satiricus explained he read six of the working girls who were from the Dominican Republic had been convicted for “overstaying their time” in Guyana. “Not a word about whether they’d been trafficked!” he exclaimed.Cappo slapped his hand on the table: “Budday! De can-sti- stu-shan seh dem gyaals gat de right fuh wuk!”“But talking off your clothes isn’t work?” said Satiricus. “So maybe they have no protection?”All the fellas down their beers as they commiserated on the woes of working girls.last_img read more

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I AM SORRY

first_imgIt is with much frustrationThat I scribe this ordealA heart wrenching eventThe bane of a lost creedWhat is expected is voidI Am Sorry It is their inability to thinkThat what is grasped earlyAn act of tragic magnitudeThe grown man’s memoryWhat one gets is so dumbI Am SorryIt behooves everyday lifeThat they cannot use keysAs simply turning a lock offThe thought aches my soulWhat a low state to pass byI Am SorryIt requires more and desireThat we groom a ready lotAs fit to hold the ship reinsThe task velvets their crownWhat a superb steed to beI Am SorryShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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Defense Ministry Honors U.S. Soldier

first_imgAuthorities of the Ministry of Defense (MOD) in collaboration with the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) on Saturday conferred on Major General Darryl A. Williams the “Distinguish Service Order” (DSO) for “his committed and dedicated service to the AFL and above all, to the fight that defeated the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia.” Maj. Gen. Williams is the US Army Commander who headed Operation United Assistance (OUA) to Liberia last year during the height of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) that claimed the lives of over 4,000 persons.During Saturday’s ceremony at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) in Monrovia, Williams expressed gratitude to Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai and AFL’s Chief of Staff (COS), Brigadier General Daniel Dee Ziankahn, “and the entire gallant men of the AFL for what they have done over the years to keep the country stable and particularly in the face of the Ebola outbreak.”“I am grateful for the DSO, which Minister Samukai presented to me. But my mission in Liberia is to continue the U.S. Army’s partnership with the AFL through the COS, Brig. Gen. Ziankahn, to support the AFL,” said Maj. Gen. Williams.From October 2014 to the weekend ceremony, which was attended by US Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac, Maj. Gen. Williams transferred authority in the U.S. led OUA to Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky before departing for the United States. Maj. Gen. Williams is a decorated professional military officer who the MOD described as a “trailblazer.” He was the first commander of the Joint Taskforce Operation United Assistance (JTF-OUA), and commander of the United States Army, Africa Division. He holds three Masters Degrees. The first is in Military Arts and Science from the United States Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His second Master’s Degree is in National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, and the third is in Leadership Development from the United States Military Academy. General Williams served in various military positions including Deputy Director for Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and Assistant Surgeon General for Warrior Care and Transition. Maj. Gen. Williams also served as Army Aide to former US President Bill Clinton.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Robbers tie up Downey family in home invasion

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. DOWNEY – Several gunmen tied up a family during a home-invasion robbery in Downey, police said Tuesday. The robbery happened just after 11 p.m. Monday in the 13600 block of Bixler Avenue, near Downey Avenue, said Downey police Sgt. Dwayne Cooper. Several gunmen entered the house, tied up the family inside, and then robbed the place. It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries, but paramedics took an elderly woman from the scene to a hospital, Cooper said.last_img

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City, United, Chelsea and each PL club’s points compared to same stage last year

first_imgChelsea won the Premier League last season, and are actually doing better after six games this time around than they did in 2016/17.The Blues had already lost twice by this stage last term, whereas they only have one defeat to their name since the start of this campaign.But how is every other top flight club performing in relation to last season? talkSPORT have compared every team’s points total after six games this year to the points total they had after the first six matches in 2016/17.You can see all 20 Premier League teams, ranked from worst to best points difference, by clicking the right arrow, above… 20 =13. Newcastle United are three points worse off than they were at this stage last season in the Championship – 2016/17 record (in the Championship): P6 W4 D0 L2 Pts12
2017/18 record: P6 W3 D0 L3 Pts9 =3. Stoke City are three points better off than they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: P6 W0 D2 L4 Pts2
2017/18 record: P6 W1 D2 L3 Pts5 20 20 10. Brighton and Hove Albion are one point worse off than they were at this stage last season in the Championship – 2016/17 record (in the Championship): P6 W2 D2 L2 Pts8
2017/18 record: P6 W2 D1 L3 Pts7 20 =1. Watford’s points difference is +4 – 2016/17 record: P6 W2 D1 L3 Pts7
2017/18 record: P6 W3 D2 L1 Pts11 18. Everton’s points difference is -6 – 2016/17 record: P6 W4 D1 L1 Pts13
2017/18 record: P6 W2 D1 L3 Pts7 19. Huddersfield Town are seven points worse off than they were at this stage last season in the Championship – 2016/17 record (in the Championship): P6 W5 D1 L0 Pts16
2017/18 record: P6 W2 D3 L1 Pts9 20 20 20 20 20 =13. Leicester City are three points worse off than they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: P6 W2 D1 L3 Pts7
2017/18 record: P6 W1 D1 L4 Pts4 20 20. Crystal Palace are 10 points worse off than they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: P6 W3 D1 L2 Pts10
2017/18 record: P6 W0 D0 L6 Pts0 20 =8. West Bromwich Albion’s points difference is 0 – 2016/17 record: P6 W2 D2 L2 Pts8
2017/18 record: P6 W2 D2 L2 Pts8 20 20 17. Bournemouth are four points worse off than they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: Pl6 W2 D1 L3 Pts7
2017/18 record: P6 W1 D0 L5 Pts3 =8. Southampton are on the same number of points as they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: P6 W2 D2 L2 Pts8
2017/18 record: P6 W2 D2 L2 Pts8 20 =11. Manchester City are two points worse off than they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: P6 W6 D0 L0 Pts18
2017/18 record: P6 W5 D1 L0 Pts16 20 =13. Tottenham Hotspur are three points worse off than they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: P6 W4 D2 L0 Pts14
2017/18 record: P6 W3 D2 L1 Pts11 20 =6. West Ham United’s points difference is +1 – 2016/17 record: P6 W1 D0 L5 Pts3
2017/18 record: P6 W1 D1 L4 Pts4 =13. Arsenal are three points worse off than they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: P6 W4 D1 L1 Pts13
2017/18 record: P6 W3 D1 L2 Pts10 =6. Swansea City are one point better off than they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: P6 W1 D1 L4 Pts4
2017/18 record: P6 W1 D2 L3 Pts5 20 5. Burnley’s points difference is +2 – 2016/17 record: P6 W2 D1 L3 Pts7
2017/18 record: P6 W2 D3 L1 Pts9 20 =3. Chelsea’s points difference is +3 – 2016/17 record: P6 W3 D1 L2 Pts10
2017/18 record: P6 W4 D1 L1 Pts13 20 =11. Liverpool are two points worse off than they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: P6 W4 D1 L1 Pts13
2017/18 record: P6 W3 D2 L1 Pts11 20 =1. Manchester United are four points better off than they were at this stage last season – 2016/17 record: P6 W4 D0 L2 Pts12
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Portsalon Golf Club pays tribute to the late Seamus Farren

first_imgThe Captain, Lady Captain, President, Council and members of Portsalon Golf Club were saddened to learn of the passing of Seamus Farren last week. Seamus was a familiar and friendly face in Portsalon down the years, both on the fairways and in his role with Farren Roarty Accountants, the club’s long-time auditors. He fought a typically brave battle with illness over recent years, all the while skippering his Letterkenny GC team to successive Donegal League titles in the face of ill-health. Sympathy is extended his wife Anne and family, as well as his many friends in Letterkenny Golf Club.  Christmas Stocking FillersLooking for the perfect Christmas gift or stocking filler? Why not buy one a Portsalon Club Development Draw ticket for a loved one! Not only are you supporting a local club, you are making a donation to the Donegal Hospice and supporting the next generation of young golfers, while you’re also in with a chance of winning a 2020 Hyundai Tucson and some other great prizes valued at over €50k! Tickets cost €50 and are available from Portsalon Golf Club, club members and online via portsalongolfclub.ie – it could be the perfect Christmas gift! 2019 Gents Christmas HamperThe Christmas Hamper competition takes place this Sunday 7th December.  Gents ResultsGents Open – Wednesday 27th NovemberWinner: Hugh Doherty (22) – 45 ptsRunner-up: Eamonn McConigley (6) – 44 ptsGross: Stephen Connolly (6) – 36 gross ptsThird: Ciaran Blaney (29) – 42 pts Saturday 30th November Gents Members StablefordWinner: Diarmuid Logue (6) – 35 ptsRunner-up: Johnny Shields (4) – 34 ptsCSS: NQ Sunday 1st December Gents Members StablefordWinner: Brendan Gallagher (12) – 38 pts BOTRunner-up: Michael Shields (15) – 38 ptsGross: Kevin McGonagle (5) – 32 gross ptsThird: Tony Kingston (14) – 36 ptsCSS: NQLadies SectionGolfer of the YearCongratulations to Ladies Golfer of the Year Pamela Clinton-McDermott, who confirmed her position with a fine third in the Christmas Hamper on Sunday. Pamela also won the ILGU Silver Medal and Silver Spoon for her for great scores in the monthly stroke competitions in 2019.Ladies’ Winter Links 2019 – Thursday 28th NovemberWinner: Pamela Carelton (20) Dunfanaghy – 41ptsRunner-up: Margaret McColgan (15) Buncrana – 38ptsGross: Claire McGonagle (6) 29 gross ptsThird: Evelyn O’Malley (36) Letterkenny – 37ptsFourth: Augusta Neff (20) North West – 36pts BOTFifth: Bridie Faulkner (18) B&S – 36ptsFirst Nine: Grace McFadden (23) Dunfanaghy 21pts – BOTSecond Nine: Sarah Nicholl (16) – 20ptsTwos: Hazel Russell, Claire Lenny, Anne Burns, Brid Ui Chearnaigh Ladies Christmas Hamper 2019 – Saturday 30th November Winner: Claire Ferry (15) 35ptsRunner-up: Noreen McConigley (24) 34pts BOTThird: Pamela Clinton McDermott (15) 34ptsFront Nine: Claire McGonagle (6) 18pts BOTBack Nine: Monica McGettigan (23) 17ptsCSS: NQPortsalon Golf Club pays tribute to the late Seamus Farren was last modified: December 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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Stratford softball wins at Newman Catholic

first_imgTigers now 7-1 in Marawood SouthBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — Brittany Bredemann continued her torrid pace at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored, to lead the Stratford softball team to a 7-3 victory over Wausau Newman Catholic on Monday at Sunnyvale Park.Stratford is now 12-3 overall and 7-1 in the Marawood Conference South Division. Newman falls to 2-4 overall and in the conference.Kiana Weiler earned the win for the Tigers, striking out nine and walking one in seven innings.Dallas Adams and Casey Kolbeck each drove in a pair of runs, and Lorrie Luepke and Sammy Griesbach each had two hits for Stratford.The Tigers host Edgar in a nonconference matchup Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 7, Cardinals 3Stratford 102 202 0 – 7 13 0Newman Catholic 000 030 0 – 3 6 1WP: Kiana Weiler. LP: T. Jankowski.SO: Weiler 9; Jankowski 2. BB: Weiler 1; Jankowski 3.Top hitters: S, Sammy Griesbach 2×5, 2 runs; Brittany Bredemann 3×4, 3 runs; Lorrie Luepke 2×4, 3B; Casey Kolbeck 2 RBIs; Weiler 2×3. N, B. Kimball 2×2, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs.Records: Stratford 12-3, 7-1 Marawood South; Newman Catholic 2-4 overall and Marawood South.last_img read more

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Rec Philly Takes Over Pub Webb For A A3C Kickoff Concert, Friday October 2

first_img Rec Philly is making major noise in the Philadelphia music scene. Not only are they spreading the message of collaboration in the city, they’re also taking the show on the road! All the way to Atlanta, GA to be exact for the upcoming A3C Hip Hop Festival which has garnered major traction over the years. On October 10, Rec Philly alongside Turnt Up Daily will host an official hip hop music stage at the growing festival for the second time. Rec Philly is giving a platform to tons of indie artists as they work to reconstruct a sustainable music industry in the city. It’s no secret that Philadelphia was at the epicenter of soul music in the late 90s and early 2000s and the Rec Philly crew is confident that the city can again break artists in the same way it did Jill Scott, Kindred the Family Soul, Musiq, Bilal, and many more. A great opportunity to expose local talent to a national market, Philly artists that will perform include Armani White, Theodore Grams, Milton, Tierra Whack, Ant Beale, Voss, and Eddie Madrid. The show will be headlined by Alex Wiley. In addition to the performers, Rec Philly also put together a busload of 40 artists and supporters to head down to Atlanta for a good old fashion road trip! And what’s a road trip without a proper send off? It’s going down at Pub Webb Live on Friday, Oct. 2nd! This celebration will feature performances from all the local acts set to be a part of the showcase at A3C and it’s free! So be sure to head out and show your support! Maximizing opportunities for local artists on a national scale takes a lot of effort. So be sure to check out more about Rec Philly and all they’re doing to try to uplift the Philly music scene! If you’re heading to A3C, make sure you hit the show and connect with the awesome artists and fans heading down 95! You can also check out the hot new music from the featured artists here! Official Kickoff Concert When: Friday, Oct. 2, 9 PM Where: Pub Webb Live, Cost: Free with RSVP More Info: Click here. Philly 360° Music(D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly)last_img read more

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Tri-series final, Australia vs England: as it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to the coverage of the tri-series final between Australia and England in Perth.ScorecardEngland won by 112 runs:39.1 overs: Hazlewood finally wraps up England’s innings as Australia snatch a massive 112-run victory to clinch the tri-series. Glenn Maxwell put up an all-round performance by  scoring 95 and claiming 4 wickets.28.6 overs: Out. Glenn Maxwell ends Stuart Broad’s brief resistance by getting him for 24 caught at deep midwicket. England 130 for 8. 24.6 overs: Glenn Maxwell strikes in successive balls to dismiss Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes. England 105 for 7 chasing 279. 19.1 overs: Out. James Faulkner strikes in his first ball to trap Joe Root lbw for 25 and this was also his 50th ODI wicket. England 77 for 5. 10.6 overs: Two wickets in successive balls and maiden – dream over from Mitchell Johnson. First he bounces out Moeen Ali and then follows up to castle Eoin Morgan for a duck. England reeling at 46 for 4 in their chase of 279.3.3 overs: Out. Brilliant take by Brad Haddin diving to his right as he pouches an outside edge to send Ian Bell (8) early. The delivery from Hazlewood held its line and swung enough to take the outside edge. Australia 278 for 8:50 overs: Australia did really well to put up a competitive 278 for 8 in 50 overs thanks to James Faukner’s unbeaten 50 off 24 balls. Top of the order, Maxwell scored 95 and Marsh with a fine 60. 43.1 overs: Out. Silly run out as there was no second run in that. James Anderson from third man throws back to Buttler and the wicketkeeper runs Marsh out for 60 with a direct hit. Big wicket for England. advertisement41.5 overs: Mitchell Marsh takes a single to long on to bring up his half-century. Australia 204 for 5. 40.6 overs: Out. Trying to reach his century in style, Maxwell perishes on 95 getting a top edge to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler. Australia 201 for 5. 39.6 overs: Maxwell decides to go after Chris Woakes and scores four boundaries and 18 off the over. Australia 192 for 4 with Maxwell on 95. 34.6 overs: Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh rebuild for Australia after England pacers picked up early wickets to put the home team under pressure. Maxwell on 64, Marsh unbeaten on 26 with Australia 146 for 4 in 35 overs. 17.4 overs: Out. Moeen Ali strikes in his first over by getting the wicket of well-set Steven Smith for 40. Smith steps out but misses the ball and fumbling Jos Buttler does well at the end to take the bails off.11.6 overs: Out. Brilliant short ball from Stuart Broad that took George Bailey by surprise. Bailey failed to keep the ball down and played to short leg fielder James Taylor. 9.6 overs: James Anderson provided England the right kind of start by claiming two wickets early in the form of Aaron Finch and David Warner. Australia 42 for 2. Teams: Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, George Bailey(c), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin(w), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh HazlewoodEngland: Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James AndersonToss and team news: England won the toss and opted to bowl. England didn’t want to tamper with their winning combination and have fielded an unchanged side. While for Australia, Mitchell Johnson makes a comeback.last_img read more

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India vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada fined for sending off Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgKagiso Rabada has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his gestures and comments after he dismissed India opener Shikhar Dhawan during the fifth ODI at Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.ICC has given Rabada one demerit point after he was found guilty of breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel yesterday.In the eighth over of the Indian innings, Dhawan fell Rabada’s short-ball trap.Rabada banged the short ball in the middle and Dhawan tried to play a pull shot and ended up sending the ball straight into the hands of Phehlukwayo at deep square leg.ALSO WATCHDelighted by the wicket, Rabada waved at Dhawan and according to the ICC release, made comments that could have resulted into a reaction from the Indian opener.Rabada was charged by the on-field umpires Ian Gould and Shaun George, third umpire Aleem Dar and fourth umpire Bongani Jele under article 2.1.7, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”After the match, Rabada admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.India secured their maiden bilateral ODI series victory on South African soil on Tuesday. In fact, this was India’s first-ever bilateral series triumph in South Africa in any format.advertisementIndia defeated South Africa by 73 runs in the fifth ODI at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth to take a 4-1 lead in the six-match series. India’s dominant display throughout the series in South Africa also saw them secure the No. 1 ODI rank.Rohit Sharma finally came good, scoring his first hundred in South Africa and helped India put a good total of 274/7 from their 50 overs on a slow pitch. The hosts started off well but lost regular wickets and despite some earnest but meek efforts from Hashim Amla and David Miller to provide some resistance, it was the spin twins who wreaked havoc.The pair shared six-wickets among them and Hardik Pandya made meaningful contribution with the ball after yet another dud with the bat.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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