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Heavy school bags a real pain in the back for students – The New India Express

Published: 06th February 2019 – The New India Express

Children going to school with heavy school bags.

By Express News Service
BENGALURU: For six-year-old Sulekha (name changed), the burden of a heavy school bag led to severe back pains, forcing her parents to take her to a neurologist for consultations. Her bones were found to be normal, but the pain never reduced.

She would get only temporary relief after using pain killers. It was later found that the pain was due to walking till her school with a heavy school bag on her shoulders. The pain eventually ceased once the load was reduced.

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Politics: Cyril Ramaphosa is South Africa’s new president – Reforms are required

Cyril Ramaphosa

By Jason Burke – The Guardian UK – 26 May 2019

Voters are looking for the newly inaugurated president to take on networks of graft now they have given him a new mandate

In his long career as an activist, businessman and politician, Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s president, has overcome many challenges. But few have been as daunting as those he will face when he sits down in his office in Pretoria.

The first is to consolidate his own position. Despite his electoral win this month, and Saturday’s spectacular inauguration, the 66-year-old is politically weaker than he looks. The African National Congress is deeply divided. Many opposed Ramaphosa’s successful bid for power at an ANC conference in December 2017. Some believe he is too “pro-business” to take radical measures to redistribute wealth in one of the most unequal countries in the world and too close to South Africa’s business community.       Continue reading

New Orleans mayor to apologize to Italian-Americans for 1891 lynchings

New Orleans mayor to apologize to Italian-Americans for 1891 lynchings

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she will apologize to Italian-Americans for the 1891 lynching of 11 Italian immigrants, widely considered to be the deadliest in U.S. history.
Cantrell said she plans to issue a formal apology April 12 for the violence that took place in 1891 after a police chief was thought to have been murdered by Italian immigrants, according to NOLA.com.
Eleven Italian immigrants lost their lives in violent lynchings following acquittals in police Commissioner David Hennessy’s murder case.
“Our office has worked with the Italian-American community on this issue and will be releasing a proclamation,” spokesman for the mayor’s office Joseph Caruso told the local news outlet.
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RURAL FEMINIST, COLLISION SPECIALIST AND TEACHER DOREEN BUTCHER DIES

RURAL FEMINIST, COLLISION SPECIALIST AND TEACHER DOREEN BUTCHER DIES

MICHAEL BOLTON    –   HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU

Doreen Butcher

Leo born  rural feminist,  collision specialist and teacher Ms. Doreen Alida Butcher’s death was announced on the eve of Mashramani 2019 in her hometown, The Peoples Republic of Victoria and will be funeralised on Friday March 1st, at the local Methodist Church in the  afternoon.

Doreen was a staunch advocate for women’s rights and used science, technology , electronics and math in the class rooms in rural Guyana to encourage young women especially to realise their full potential.

TEACH”  as she was familiarly called throughout her approximate 6 decades of teaching always walked in the communities in which she lived and worked.  She was a classic slim and trim resilient community minded  sojourner who collided deliberately with all sectors of the community without being judgemental.           Continue reading

THE ORIGINAL JEGGAE 83, WILL BE FUNERALISED ON PRESIDENTS DAY IN BROOKLYN

UNCLE CHARLIE WILSON – I AM BLESSED

THE ORIGINAL JEGGAE 83, WILL BE FUNERALISED PRESIDENTS DAY IN BROOKLYN

The Original “Jeggae”

The bar has been raised for the hosting of wakes in the diaspora.  The original Jeggae ….given name Randolph Desmond Bacchus aka Winston has set the gold standard for wakes in Crooklyn.  Last Friday nite, six musical outfits and two dance troupes under the aegis of the Guyana Cultural Association performed at the gala wake and prelude to the funeral of native Victorian, the original Jeggae.

Jeggae, the son, and anta banta specialist also performed for the throw down group and invoked the spirits of content and gratitude for his Dad who passed away a week ago after a prolonged illness.
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The ‘angel’ who secretly pays patients’ hospital bills in Nigeria – BBC News

The ‘angel’ who secretly pays patients’ hospital bills

In Nigeria, very few medical services are free of charge, and if you can’t pay your hospital bill you may not be allowed to leave. Who will help? In this deeply religious society, many stranded patients hope for divine intervention.

Zeal Akaraiwai does not have the wings of an angel – he has a sleek black Mercedes, all purring engine and deep leather seats. This 40-something financial consultant – trim and neat – steps out of his car in a potholed government hospital car park in Lagos. He is greeted warmly by a team of social workers, and gets straight to business. He asks them for “the list”.

Neatly printed on A4 paper are the names of patients who are well enough to go home. But they are not going anywhere, because they cannot pay their medical bills.

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-46637822

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Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake
20 December 2018


Vintage Scotch whiskies found to be fake

More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at a specialist laboratory have been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned.

Twenty-one out of 55 bottles of rare Scotch were deemed to be outright fakes or whiskies not distilled in the year declared.

The tests were conducted at the East Kilbride-based Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).   It used advanced radiocarbon dating techniques to reach its conclusions.

SUERC measured residual concentrations of a radioactive isotope of carbon present in the alcohol contained in each bottle in order to establish the ages of the whiskies.             Continue reading