Daily Archives: June 14, 2019

U.S. — Cynicism is driving force behind the political race to the bottom — By Mohamed Hamaludin

— By Mohamed Hamaludin

A recent effort to eliminate federal funding for the Special Olympics that helps special needs children reflects the cynicism behind policies proposed or implemented during Donald Trump’s presidency. Billionaire education secretary Betsy Devos wanted to eliminate the $17.6 million allocation.

Congress when controlled by Republicans voted more than 60 times to repeal Obamacare and take health insurance away from 20 million people. A federal judge declared the measure unconstitutional in a lawsuit filed by 20 states with Republican governors, including then Florida governor Rick Scott. Trump has backed away from wanting the law repealed, saying he will wait until after the 2020 presidential election. Then he put Rick Scott in charge.        Continue reading

Having a Say—On Father’s Day – By Yvonne Sam

 By Yvonne Sam

I recall from my early years a quote from Aristotle the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist:

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act but a habit. Fatherhood is not an act it is what males should repeatedly do.  It should be a natural instinct not governed by rules.

Father’s Day is just a few days away, the day set aside to celebrate the special man that is or was in each of our lives. Needless to say it should be every day. While mothers are usually considered the ones who nurture families, on the corresponding hand I think of fathers as the backbones of families.  Continue reading

FATHER’S DAY 2019: Ghanaian Fathers and Father Figures – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Guyana was honoured last week with a State Visit by the Head-of-State of the West African country of The Republic of Ghana, His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo. As such, I decided to throw the spotlight on Ghanaian fathers and Father figures, in this my 2019 FATHER’S DAY Feature  Article.

The Ghanaian Head-of-State, President Nana Akufo-Addo and First Lady Rebecca, have three daughters. Guyana’s President David Granger is also a father of daughters. For those observing the way the Ghanaian president interacted with the Bishops’ High School and other students who turned up to greet him at the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Non-Aligned Monument Garden in Georgetown last Tuesday, would have no doubt that the President of Ghana, is a loving father and Father figure to millions in his native Ghana (Population 27 million) and abroad.      Continue reading

Toronto celebrates Raptors’ historic NBA win – Articles and videos – BBC News

Toronto celebrates Raptors’ historic NBA win

The city of Toronto erupted in celebration after its basketball team, the Raptors, made history by winning the NBA championship – the first Canadian team to take the American title.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-48633649/toronto-celebrates-raptors-historic-nba-win

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