As Guyana joins the rest of the world in observing Child Protection Week under the theme “Children’s Safety and Security, Our Priority”, the haunting incidents of rape and sexual assault against women and girls continue to trouble this nation. The sad reality of this recently unfolded when a 21-year-old mother of one died following a sexual attack by a minibus driver. So severe were her injuries that a child is now left motherless. In 2015, there were over 230 reports of rape, but only 36 persons were charged. Compounding this actuality is also the fact that there is a stark court backlog on tackling cases of sexual violence.A recent United States Department report on human rights outlined that in Guyana, a high number of rape and sexual assaults are unreported to authorities, citing that this was most likely as a result of fear of stigma, a lack of confidence in authorities, retribution, or further violence.As with any form of violence, sexual violence tears at the fabric of a country’s well-being. However, when the agency responsible for helping victims of rape describes this horrendous crime as mere “deflowering”, the sad unravelled truth of our country’s approach to this crime is evident. “Deflowering” means to deprive (a woman) of her virginity, but is that what rape is? Mere deflowering? The Social Protection Ministry, in its statement on Guyana’s observances for Child Protection Week, stated that “incest and underage sexual activity in childhood (are) also of grave concern to the Childcare & Protection Agency (CPA), an arm of the Ministry. This deflowering of our children must stop.”It is frighteningly obvious that the Social Protection Ministry needs a trained psychologist to educate its staff about the true meaning of rape, particularly child rape, which is not simply “deflowering” even if the victim was virginal. Rape is more than “deflowering”; rape is sexual abuse, a lifelong scar. The Ministry needs to also be enlightened that rape and other forms of sexual assault have traumatic psychological, emotional, physical, social, interpersonal, and financial impact on victims. According to a study conducted by Rape Victims Advocates (RVA), each survivor reacts to sexual assault in their own unique way. Personal style, culture, and context of the survivor’s life may affect these reactions. Some victims may tell others right away what happened, others will wait weeks, months, or even years before discussing the assault, if they ever choose to do so.Earlier this year, Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence came in for much criticism after she made some unfortunate remarks and had a casual approach in defence of a man, who was charged for sexual molestation. The Minister, in defence of the man, was quoted by another section of the media as saying, “This is a family issue that has been going on and on and on and on for whatever reason, I can’t tell you, because if I had a brother, even if there was an accusation, this is not how I would go about helping him.”What was rather disappointing is that the alleged molester’s sister further alleged that she told the Minister that her brother needed to be jailed for his involvement, but Lawrence asked her not to pursue such actions.Less than six months later, there is a statement issued by the Ministry the same Minister heads defining rape of children as simply “deflowering”.The Social Protection Ministry is where victims of such a dreadful crime seek refuge not only for their physical well-being but also for justice. As such, if rape/sexual assault victims’ tragedy is seen as mere “deflowering” by this ministry, then where can they truly seek help? This time around, President David Granger needs to do much more than modestly ask the Minister for an explanation.
The bistate Columbia River Crossing project has consumed $118 million without turning a single shovel full of dirt.What did we get for all that money?The Columbian requested all information related to project expenditures from the project office in Vancouver. This week, the newspaper received two discs full of hundreds of pages of invoices, receipts, time sheets, color-coded reports and other items describing expenditures since 2005.As we pore over the data, we’re also making it available to the general public at www.columbian.com/i5bridge. We invite you to page through more than 350 files. If you find something that raises questions or causes concern, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.The crossing is the biggest single public works project in the region’s history.Now estimated to cost $3.6 billion, the overall project will replace the existing twin three-lane drawbridges with a 10-lane river crossing, extend Portland’s light-rail transit system into Vancouver and improve five miles of Interstate 5 across two states.State transportation officials will conduct two listening sessions today regarding their proposed recommendation for a composite truss bridge design. The first will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the Portland Expo Center, Hall D, 2060 N. Marine Drive in Portland. The second will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Washington Department of Transportation, 11018 N.E. 51st Circle in Vancouver. Comments also can be submitted online at columbiarivercrossing.org.The proposed design for a new Interstate 5 bridge is coming in for a rough review among architects and design professionals.They say the composite deck truss is, in a word, ugly.Worse, they say, the truss design may not turn out to be as inexpensive or as expedient as the more visually appealing cable-stayed alternative. That’s because an ugly bridge is more likely to generate continued citizen opposition and legal challenges, according to a summary of concerns by members of the bistate Columbia River Crossing’s urban design advisory group.
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today in the forum to see a post, the title is "everyone knows that Taobao customers, Taobao customers will not exist", see this title can not help but we are worried, because you really want to have that day off Taobao does not exist, webmasters may be a no source of income, even the unemployment, Taobao customers feed a large number of people, many people put off when Taobao full-time job, like every day to work as hard, 15 monthly wages on time. It is hard to imagine that if Taobao really does not exist today, the owners will be engaged in what kind of work. Baidu, Google advertising alliance to make money? No traffic, it is difficult to do! The local industry website? There is no economic base, more difficult to do full-time! SEO? Technology is not mature, very difficult! What Taobao will be how to develop? Let us boldly guess.
we don’t be frightened and change color after Taobao, now living well, everyone knows that Taobao customer, do you think it possible? Maybe everyone may know the name "Taobao", but I think everyone may not know what is the Taobao customer, how do you do? Unless Taobao go CCTV to Taobao customers are playing advertising, said Taobao customer is free, everyone can participate in the project to make money online, I am afraid Chinese nobody does not go to Baidu search Taobao customers, who are unable to withstand the temptation of money, want to make more money. In addition, Taobao off relatively many people, there are still some technical content, at least for a certain time to learn, learn the basic web code, learning promotion methods, like I know the first Taobao guest, I only know that Taobao can make money, but I have for a long time not to pay attention to it always think, I can’t play it, think this thing is very far away from me, that I do not understand the technology also do not understand, only playing games, watching movies, until a friend took me personally do Taobao off I know Taobao off in the end how to play; another example of Taobao, estimates of each of the Internet people know that he is more famous than Taobao customers, but to know that many people still have no Taobao bought anything, because some people feel very troublesome, we need to have online banking, online banking has not said, Many people are afraid to buy things in Taobao will be cheated. In the same way, Taobao than Taobao to buy things even harder, it is difficult to make money ideas and methods. Besides, Chinese now has 450 million users, all classes, all ages are more familiar with the network, general office or younger age is, the higher cultural level of Internet users, there are a lot of people just learned how to use the Internet, how could they know Taobao guest.
customers, we conjecture may not be all the people know, or that sentence, even if know, also just know a "Taobao" this name, so we don’t need to worry about now, as an old saying goes "where the mountain which cut firewood, as long as we come up with a positive attitude, try hard to do stand, learning promotion methods, I believe that Taobao off even really to death that day, your website will almost have to feed themselves, do the same transformation will make money.