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Date: 15 Aug 17 05:23am
By Dr. Zulfikar BuxIt’s the beginning of a new year and we all have goals which we would like to achieve during the year.  My personalDr Zulfikar Buxgoal is to shed a few pounds that I have accumulated over the past year.  It is important that we keep our weight in check, since it is an essential predictor of length of life.Everyone is different and will therefore lose weight differently. Given the same plan, some persons may be able to lose more weight than others. But having a healthy weight loss/ weight maintenance plan and sticking to it should help you to keep your body in check. I therefore wish to share my personal plan, with the hope that I’ll be able to maintain the discipline to upkeep it and at least someone else can benefit from it.EAT LIGHTER AS THE DAY PROGRESSESOur body is prepared in the morning for a hefty meal. Our metabolism is at its highest in the morning and slows down as the day progresses. We should therefore eat to suit our metabolism and our heaviest meal should obviously be in the morning and our dinner should be the lightest. If we eat a heavy and late dinner (which is usually my case because it’s when I have more time) then our body will just store excess food as fat. Our dinner should be at least three hours before bedtime so that we give our body enough time to process and utilize the food that we ate.EAT SMALLER AMOUNTS MORE OFTENEating three large meals tends to overwhelm our body, and it affects the proper metabolism of foods. This causes surges in blood glucose levels and makes us feel tired and often want to sleep. Having five smaller divided meals will prevent our body from being overwhelmed and improves our metabolism. This ultimately helps with the weight loss and maintenance process.MINIMIZE THE BAD CARBOHYDRATESProteins: your building blocks.Our body needs carbohydrates for energy. Having too many carbohydrates in a meal; such as a plate full of rice or more roti than curry will let our body convert these excess carbohydrates to fats for storage. Foods rich in carbohydrates such as sweet foods, rice, cake, potato products, Kenedy Chelsea Jersey, ice cream, bread etc. play a role in our diet, but should be kept to a minimum. Carbohydrate foods high in fibre are not readily absorbed and are therefore healthy for us. So using carbohydrate foods such as vegetables, some fruits (banana, orange, apple, dates etc.), whole wheat bread and flour, grains and oats etc., will help to make us feel full, but prevent excess food absorption.USE MORE PROTEIN RICH FOODSFoods rich in proteins are healthy for us, since proteins help to maintain our muscle structure and lessen fat storage. Proteins are responsible for the toned and well-formed body physique of fit persons. Therefore it is important to ensure we eat protein-containing foods in our diet. Examples of protein-healthy foods are: eggs, white-meat poultry, yogurt, lean beef, seafood, beans etc.  Having these foods among others as part of our meals should help us to maintain muscle structure that is important in having that lean physique.So far we have focused mostly on what we eat. Next week we will conclude the plan with other factors that are vital in the weight loss/maintenance process. It is important to focus on our diet if we want to maintain a healthy weight. There is a wise proverb which encapsulates this very efficiently; “we are what we eat”.(Dr Zulfikar Bux is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Vanderbilt University and Medical Center and holds the position of Head of the Georgetown Public Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department.)
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Date: 15 Aug 17 05:23am
The driver of this car miraculously escaped serious injury when he lost control while reportedlyThe driver of this vehicle miraculously escaped serious injury.trying to avoid colliding with a horse on Sunday night.The incident which occurred near the treacherous Coldingen turn on the East Coast of Demerara, saw the car severing a wooden utility pole, Marcus Maye Jersey, plunging the surrounding communities into blackout, before settling into the nearby trench.Eyewitnesses said that the car was proceeding at a fast rate of speed and the driver tried his best to swerve from some wild horses.Residents however lamented the prevalence of stray animals on the roads at night, which they said will result in incidents that are worse than what occurred on Sunday night.Apart from the cost associated with the repairs to the car, the owner will have to bear the cost of replacing the damaged public infrastructure.
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Date: 15 Aug 17 05:22am
The Alliance For Change (AFC) has demanded that the government “come clean” on the “secretive affairs” relating to the Amaila Falls project.  Party leader, Khemraj Ramjattan noted that government’s boast of transparency and accountability would demand that it would, Alexis Sanchez Jersey, ever so often, make releases about the status of major projects that “affect all citizens of this country.”Ramjattan was responding to questions relating to this newspaper’s recently published article; headlined “Amaila Falls Hydro Project…Construction unlikely before 2015.”Kaieteur News had quoted a senior engineer connected to the project.Ramjattan’s position, on behalf of his party, is that the government should have been the source of information for “such a major and valuable project to society.”The party leader stated emphatically that the government needs to find it necessary to be accountable to the Guyanese public; “…that has not been happening, ” he noted.Further, he expressed that “We understand that the delay has to do with the fact that the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) hasn’t finalized its US$100M into the deal. We understand too that there might be problems in relation to issues dealing with the back-up electricity generating plants.”Ramjattan noted that, assuming the dry weather comes “as suggested by the President”, the government hasn’t put any mechanism in place for electricity to still be generated in the absence of water force.Asked if his party has any trust in the Guyana Power & Light Inc. (GPL) as it relates to its technical capacity to accommodate the project, Ramjattan stated that GPL has presented the AFC with a detailed plan of improvements needed to be implemented so that the project could be accommodated. However, Ramjattan said that “if it will come through is another matter.”Kaieteur News reported that the Amaila Falls Hydro Project will be facing major setbacks and is unlikely to start anytime soon.This newspaper learnt that delays in road construction and the completion of a feasibility study of the project coupled with due diligence by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will contribute to the hold up. However, the IDB has already signed a mandate letter, paving the way for due diligence to begin.The Bank is being sought after for US$175M to complete the consortium of investors in the project which has an announced price tag of US$840M.The senior engineer explained that the feasibility study is important as the project has to show that it can generate enough revenue to service its debt, grow the economy and not become another Government “’sinkhole’ like the Skeldon Factory”.Among other things, the bank will want to examine GPL management’s technical capacity and its ability to reduce electricity losses from thefts and system inefficiencies. Further, it was noted, that the IDB would have conditions to its loan, including improvements to GPL’s systems.In September, government announced that Sithe Global had signed a US$506M Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) agreement with China Railway First Group (CRFG) for the project.The 165-megawatt project is to be built in Region Eight with funding coming from a number of sources including US$100M in equity from the Guyana government.
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Date: 15 Aug 17 05:22am
By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname- Vowing to cooperate more closely in their fight against crime, Suriname and Guyana on Monday signed a bilateral anti-crime agreement, the so-called ‘Nieuw-Nickerie Declaration’.The pact came as delegations from Suriname and Guyana, respectively led by Minister of Justice and Police Chandrikapersad Santokhi and his Guyanese counterpart of Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, met for a one-day bilateral meeting in Nickerie, Delano Hill Seahawks Jersey, which is at the border with Guyana.It is the intention of both countries to cooperate intensively to tackle crime and security threats in Suriname and Guyana, said Santokhi, who further disclosed that it was the first time that the two neighbours have signed an agreement at the level of their Ministers of Security. The agreement covers areas such as trans-national crimes, money-laundering, trafficking in illegal firearms and drugs, smuggling, trafficking in persons, piracy, and violent crimes.The two delegations have further decided to establish a permanent 24-hour communication line at the political and operational levels between the two ministers and the Police Forces of Suriname and Guyana. There will also be the enhanced exchange of intelligence and expertise.The agreement also stipulates that the two ministers will hold talks at least once a year to assess if there is progress in the implementation of the agreed issues.“We had very fruitful and intensive discussions, and as ministers we have received valuable and instructive information from both sides, ” said the Surinamese official. The two ministers recognized that Suriname and Guyana are being confronted by similar crime and security issues. “This indicates that one country can’t address the problems on its own, but must cooperate with the other to be successful, ” Santokhi argued. He further noticed that Guyana and Suriname, for an extended period of time, have worked together on an informal basis, while criminal elements have exploited the lack of official cooperation between the two neighbouring countries.“That period has come to an end now, and let this be a clear message to all criminal elements that we will tackle crime between the two countries together, ” he said.According to Minister Rohee, Suriname and Guyana, with the signing of the agreement, are setting a trend for other CARICOM member states. With the closer cooperation, security for the peoples of Guyana and Suriname should improve, said the Guyanese official.He recognised that often the follow-up on agreements could bring about challenges. “However, it’s always the follow-up; what mechanisms do we put in place to follow up to translate what we have decided on into concrete activities to result in development for our respective countries, ” said Rohee.He contended that the inbuilt mechanisms and establishment of vocal points, and the usefulness of bringing together the officials to sit and interface with each other, would bear more results, “so that it’s no longer a telephone number, a fax number or e-mail address”. It is now a face; it is now a person; it is now the chemistry that will bring the process forward, ” he added.According to Rohee, all the ingredients are in place to make the cooperation a success.
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Date: 15 Aug 17 05:22am
The Caution Statement, (CS) taken from murder accused, Dennis Williams, was yesterday admitted into evidence before Justice Roxanne George and a mixed 12-member jury.Dennis Williams called AnacondaWilliams, called “Anaconda, ” is one of three men on trial for the February 17, 2008 killings at Bartica.According to reports, at approximately 21:40 hours on that date, gunmen attacked Bartica, slaughtering one dozen people, including three policemen during an hour-long strafing. It was reported that the gunmen attacked the police station first, killing the policemen and freeing prisoners.The men allegedly then took the vehicle assigned to the police station and went on a rampage, terrorizing the community before departing the island by boat, Budda Baker Jersey, taking with them firearms they had grabbed from the police station and from a mining company.When the trial continued at the Georgetown High Court yesterday, Police Witness Trevor Reid was called to the stand by State Prosecutors Stacey Goodings and Diana Kaulesar.Officer Reid testified to obtaining the caution statement from Williams after he was arrested. He then proceeded to read the Caution statement taken from Williams in open court, yesterday.According to the statement which Officer Reid read aloud to the court, Williams told police that he joined his friend, Clebert Reece, whom he knew as “Chi Chi, ” on a trip to collect something from the “bush.”The accused told police that the trip started with a boat ride from Kingston, Georgetown.“Me and Chi Chi left wid the boat from the back of the wharf at Kingston and we reach dem man pon land at the back of some place. Me ain’t really know the place. About five or six ah dem come pun the boat wid nuff big guns, ” the witness read.According to the witness, Williams recalled travelling by boat to Bartica. After reaching the community, Williams told the police that the men disembarked the vessel but he remained in the boat with a group of young men whom he met when they arrived.“Me and a couple youth man stay in the boat and Chi Chi and them man went on land with the guns. Shortly after, we hear shooting.”The shooting, he said lasted for about 20 minutes “and them man come back on the boat with two big canisters.”“Then them youth man that went wid me stick up some men pon the Stelling and before them man could go in the boat, they shoot them.”In his statement, Williams further told police that although he witnessed the shooting at the stelling he could not identify the shooters because, he didn’t know the “youth men.”However, he said Chi Chi and the others joined the boat again and they drove up the river.In the statement, the accused further told investigators, that the men abandoned the boat up the river and ventured into the bush with the canister; they traveled through the bush until they came to a camp and joined a 4X4 pickup truck.According to the statement which Officer Reid read, the accused and Chi Chi spent about two days in the bush before they travelled to Georgetown.Williams also told police that he did not see what was in the canister but Chi Chi gave him about three ounces of raw gold.The next day, he took the raw gold and converted it to cash under the clock at Stabroek Market.“Me ain’t know the man but he give me about $200, 000 fuh de gold. Me buy clothes wid some ah the money and me spent out the rest pun food and other things. That is all I know, me ain’t know who plan it. Me bin go with Chi Chi in the bush to collect something…“Dem man give the gold because me see what happen… To tell you the truth Big man (Officer), ah vex about the whole thing, ” Williams’ statement concluded.Moments after it was read into evidence, the authenticity of the statement was taken to task by Williams’s attorney, Saphier Hussein. The attorney had suggested to the witness that his client was beaten to give the alleged statement.Hussein also suggested that police officers had used “a baton to shock” his client into admitting that he had involvement in the Bartica killings. The witness denied the suggestions.Several of Hussein’s questions were met with objections from the Prosecution and Judge.The questions posed by the attorney to the witness were met with a number of “don’t answer that question” from Justice George.The judge would ask the attorney on occasions to either rephrase the question or tell the witness to completely disregard the question owing to its irrelevance.
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