2018 is coming to a close, and most of us, in our reflections, would accept that it has been one fraught with many challenges, as well as some positive developments. This year will go down as yet another year when Guyana experienced some of the most horrific road accidents, resulting in the loss of lives and injuries to countless others. The three most recent accidents involved teens who were killed in accidents that could have been avoid had caution be taken on the roadway.On Friday last, Police Commissioner Leslie James, in giving a breakdown of some crime and accident statistics for 2018, said there has been an overall spike in the number of fatal accidents recorded when compared to the same period last year.He used his platform to make some requests, which can affect how the GPF can function in a positive manner. Those include provisions for a traffic advisory board, training board and promotion board. At present, consultations have been convened to determine whether these panels should be reinstated. As a matter of fact, the Commissioner is quoted as saying, “There is need for the traffic advisory board. There is need for a training board and, of course, a promotion board. We have strongly recommended the resuscitation of those boards. If we are an organisation that can be recognised as a prudent organisation, those boards ought to be in place.”Guyana has been ranked in top countries in the world that have not undertaken sufficient efforts to reduce accidents, in keeping with the UN strategy. Guyana must therefore step up its efforts in order to catch up with the other countries, and be on track towards achieving the goal set out in the UN agreement.Almost every week, there is some news that someone has been killed on our roadways, and despite actions on several fronts, including enacting the relevant legislation and increasing the number of ‘campaigns’, we do not seem to be winning the battle in significantly reducing the number of road deaths.Even though there is legislation in place to ensure that persons use the roads in a responsible manner, there are still major lapses in the system which need to be addressed. To begin with, we stress the need for greater enforcement of the traffic laws. This has been the call from almost every stakeholder in the country. There is legislation in place in relation to driving under the influence, loud music in vehicles, overloading, speeding, etc; but if the laws are not adequately implemented, they become useless.It would be interesting to find out how many of the drivers/conductors who are actually stopped for breaking a traffic law are actually charged and sent to court. While we do not intend to paint the entire Police Force with the same brush, as there are many professional and honest officers within the Force, we are convinced that unless what is perceived as the endemic corruption in the organisation — and the Traffic Section in particular — is addressed in a systematic way, we will be unsuccessful in dealing with the issue.Further, collecting reliable data is also essential to improving road safety and reducing risks for pedestrians. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), data systems in most countries remain poor.Along with the measures being undertaken by the law enforcement authorities to reduce the number of road fatalities, there is need for all Guyanese to move away from the culture of disregard and irresponsibility in relation to using the roadways. The Education Ministry and other relevant stakeholders should examine the possibility of strengthening the school’s curriculum with the aim of increasing knowledge, skills and understanding among children and young people about the responsible use of our roadways. Similar efforts should also be made targeting the adult population, as they, too, are sometimes found to be irresponsible when using our roadways.Even though some progress has been made, our hope is that 2019 will see a drastic reduction in road fatalities here.
Donna was greatly respected and admired by her colleagues and students, many whom were in regular contact. During her teaching career, Donna was an active member of SCTA, ISTA, and NEA. As President and Bargaining Chairperson of SCTA, she was able to meet her husband, Bill.Donna was also a gifted writer and a published poet. As a member of Women Who Write in Louisville, she taught creative writing to her students, and several of these students were honored as Promising Young Writers in Indiana.Donna was a long-time member and elder of the historic Salem Presbyterian Church in Salem, Indiana, where she and Bill were married in 1987. Following her retirement in 2004, Donna devoted her time volunteering for multiple causes. She was a long-time Red Cross blood donor, a reader/recorder for the Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic Studio, devoted 10 years to the NICU for premature and drug-addicted babies at the children’s hospital, and a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years.Donna was also an active member of Coterie and PEO in New Albany and Eternal Health Yoga Studio in Louisville.Donna and Bill traveled extensively, visiting all 50 states, a majority of Canadian Provinces, and many European countries. Their favorite places together were San Francisco, Paris, Ireland, and Nova Scotia. Another highlight was coming together with all six children and spouses at Jekyll Island, Georgia, in 2014.Donna is survived by her husband of 30 years, William O. “Bill” LaFollette; sister, Darlene (Emmons) Blanford from Indianapolis, Indiana; their blended family of children, Michael S. Ratliff, Marla S. Ratliff, Sharon S. LaFollette, Scott A. LaFollette (Sandy), Todd G. LaFollette (Robbyn), and Jennifer L. LaFollette; nephews, Richard Blanford (Anita) and Steven Blanford (Connie); grandchildren, Emmons, Elias, Chasarae, Jacquelynn, Zachary (Holly), Sydni M., Mikal (Jeff), Patrick, and Bailey; great-grandchildren, Madison, Parker, Reagan, Caleb, Breanna, and Mason.Donna cherished her many friends from Indianapolis, Salem, New Albany, Louisville and elsewhere. Her faith, caring nature, and loyalty endeared Donna and Bill to family and friends throughout her well-lived life. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the caring staff in the Palliative Care Unit of Baptist East Hospital and Chaplin Jim Ivey.Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, Indiana 47150). Her Funeral Service will be on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Salem Presbyterian Church at 110 North High Street, Salem, Indiana 47167. Donna S. (Emmons) LaFollette, 76, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, departed this life for her eternal home in Heaven, Friday, May 11, 2018.Donna was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late Richard and Mildred (Schomberg) Emmons. A graduate of Southport High School in 1960, she attended Purdue University and then earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Butler University in 1964.She continued her education by receiving her Master’s degree from Indiana University. Donna was an English and Language Arts teacher for 37 years, primarily in Salem Community Schools. She was honored as Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Middle Level Education Association in 1996.
The estimated Powerball jackpot has climbed to $460 million, making it the nation’s 10th largest lottery prize.Players have until Wednesday night to spend $2 for a chance at the prize, awarded to anyone matching five white balls drawn from one drum and a red Powerball drawn from another.The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.It’s the biggest Powerball jackpot since a $758.7 million prize won last August.The $460 million prize refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years.The cash prize would be $291 million.Lottery players also can vie for another giant prize, as the Mega Millions game’s grand prize will be $418 million in Friday’s drawing.The odds of one person winning jackpots in both games? One in more than 88 quadrillion.
[Reuters] the state power seems to night, can see the ten year old beauty mask brand figure in WeChat, micro-blog in various social channels, a large number of recruitment agency information, consumers after use, of course also involves many voices of doubt.
, the ten year old beauty emerge out of thin air as if covered with a layer of mystery, is difficult to ascertain the details of the outside world. To this end, the state power grid further ten year old beauty camp, with founder Wu Bin’s remarks and chat, gradually understand the life of the ten year old beauty.
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ten year old beauty at the beginning of 2013 officially entered the market, a year after the sales reached 4 hundred million. This is the result of Wu Bin did not expect, although their products have great confidence, but did not expect such a rapid outbreak.
in fact, although Wu Bin has rich experience in business, but had not been engaged in the cosmetics industry, do not have any relevant contacts. As a cosmetics brand emerging at the beginning of 2013, ten year old beauty is difficult to quickly stationed in major shopping malls and other offline channels, only in Beijing Cade MALL Sun Palace opened a special counter.
March 2013, ten year old beauty in Cade MALL sun palace official business, the first month sales of less than 10 thousand, second months is only about 20 thousand. As the market for ten year old beauty entirely unfamiliar, sales growth is slow, poor sales is difficult to support the ten year old beauty behind the whole system of investment.
at the end of 2012 to early 2013, ten year old beauty has recruited three marketing team, marketing plan is nothing more than investment advertising, celebrity endorsements, laying the line channels. Wu Bin believes that the traditional way to build the brand is too slow, and has been outdated, and now the brand is not only rely on money to build.
it is reported that the relevant research from 2000 onwards Wu Bin led research team of mask, before the ten year old beauty market has laid the foundation for more than ten years, a gold face cosmetics factory has production in Guangzhou.
and in the ten year old beauty market, the company has prepared a one hundred million yuan of funds. Wu Bin said: "the ten year old beauty is neither industry nor the brand based foundation, but also expand the traditional store is a very difficult thing, need analysis of location, location, consumer groups. In accordance with the traditional way to build a lot of money to invest in the brand, one hundred million yuan is also difficult to really occupy the market."
foreign sales is expanding, the internal development direction is also difficult to determine, during that time, ten year old beauty has a huge backlog of goods. However, at this moment, the ten year old beauty is almost equally difficult to go on or retreat quietly ushered in a turning point.
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