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first_imgJAMESTOWN – New York State Senator George Borrello is holding a Facebook LIVE Q&A Tuesday afternoon to explain more about his plan to reopen New York State.Last month, Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell announced a plan that would re-open New York with a regional approach during the COVID-19 pandemic.Just last week, the two published a follow-up to the “Restarting New York” plan which details a new schedule for reopening business sectors based on their inherent risk levels and the ability to mitigate those risks.“With the progress we’ve made against the COVID-19 crisis, one of the biggest conversations happening in our state and nation right now is how to reopen our economy and get folks back to work in a way that will keep them safe and prevent future outbreaks,” said Senator Borrello in a post on Facebook. “Since we announced the plan two weeks ago, the topic of reopening New York’s economy has moved to the forefront and generated lots of questions.” Borrello is hosting the Facebook LIVE Q&A chat at 4 p.m. Those interested in watching can view the live video here. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgFood prices are reaching record highs as the summer “Grilling Season” hits full throttle on Memorial Day. Meat prices are stable now but will increase by Thanksgiving or Christmas, say University of Georgia economists. From March to April, U.S. food prices increased almost 1 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic Consumer Price Index. This is the largest one-month jump in 18 years. If the rate continues, food next year will cost 12 percent more than food today, said John McKissick, an economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Meat prices overall haven’t changed much recently, he said. But they will by the end of the year. More of the nation’s corn crop is being used to make ethanol. This leaves less corn to feed animals, making it more expensive. Livestock producers are starting to cut production because of it. “Right now, we are not really feeling the impact in the meat market of these high feed prices. Prices we are seeing now are reflections of the decisions made last year,” McKissick said. The price of cheaper cuts of meat is increasing because the demand for them is also increasing. The demand for choice steaks is decreasing, driving down their prices.“What we see is people will trade down, people will quit buying rib-eyes, but will buy sirloin. They have a grocery budget and a certain amount they are willing to spend on beef,” said Curt Lacy, a livestock economist with the UGA Cooperative Extension Service. “People will trade steak for ground beef or steak for roast.”Ground chuck has increased 20 cents per pound over the last year, while choice boneless steaks have decreased eight cents per pound. Pork prices are also down. Ham is 13 cents cheaper per pound. Pork chops are a penny cheaper per pound than they were last year, according to Lacy. Chicken prices have increased 10 cents per pound regardless of the cut. Due to the structure of the industry and short life-cycle of chickens, consumers can expect chicken prices to go even higher in August as producers adjust to rising feed costs, McKissick said. Pork producers increased production last year due to several years of good profits, but now they are cutting back, too. “We have to cut back in the animal industry,” McKissick said. “There will be less meat for consumers to eat and it will be at higher prices.”Consumers can look for sales and buy now, freeze and eat the meat later, said Elizabeth Andress, food safety expert with the UGA Cooperative Extension Service. By April SorrowUniversity of Georgia “Most meats and poultry, for best quality, keep three to four months in the freezer, although some raw meat roasts and cuts may last up to a year if packaged and stored correctly,” she said. “Hams have a much shorter shelf life and some types are limited to one to two months in the freezer.”(April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more


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first_img Comment Advertisement Coral BarryWednesday 24 Apr 2019 5:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link259Shares Arsenal have come to an agreement to sign Martinelli (Picture: Instagram @ituanofc)Arsenal are so confident Gabriel Martinelli will be a success at the club that they will set a date for the 17-year-old to make his debut for the club, reports say.Unai Emery is on the verge of completing his first summer transfer signing having agreed a fee with Martinelli’s club, Ituano.Along with a host of Brazilian clubs, Martinelli was tracked by Manchester United and Barcelona and trained with both clubs.Yahoo Brasil claim the transfer fee will be £6million and the forward will be unveiled when he turns 18 in June.ADVERTISEMENT Emery previews Wolves game as Gunners make last push for top fourTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 14:21FullscreenEmery previews Wolves game as Gunners make last push for top fourhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-previews-wolves-game-gunners-make-push-four-1910990/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Emery’s plan is to first allow Martinelli to assimilate into Arsenal’s youth set-up and the club will have a route in place for him to move into the first-team.AdvertisementAdvertisementThere will be a date in mind for Martinelli to make his first-team debut and there will be a push by the Gunners to get his European passport in place so a work visa can be granted.Martinelli qualifies for an Italian passport, but hails from Sao Paulo in Brazil. Arsenal will set debut date for Gabriel Martinelli once transfer is complete Emery must be strategic with his spending this summer (Picture: Getty)Although the coup of Martinelli will serve as an excellent start to the window for Emery, the Arsenal boss must be frugal this summer.Arsenal could hand Emery a transfer budget as little as £45m, should the Spaniard fail to deliver Champions League football.Emery needs to replace Aaron Ramsey, who is joining Juventus, and is also on the hunt for a left-back and wide forward.Arsenal have been linked with a host of bargain options this summer, including Bournemouth star Ryan Fraser.MORE: Arsenal board add major restrictions to Unai Emery summer plansMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgWright, who turns 39 on Tuesday, went 2-2 with a 3.09 ERA last season with the Tampa Bay Rays. He was not re-signed by the Dodgers after going 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 66 appearances in 2012.The Dodgers already committed $18.5 million next season to two set-up men in 2014 — Brian Wilson and Brandon League, both former closers themselves. Between Wilson, League and Perez, the Dodgers have 377 career saves sitting in the bullpen before giving the ball to ninth-inning man Kenley Jansen.That gives the Dodgers the most experienced, and arguably the deepest, bullpen in the majors. Left-handers J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez and Onelki Garcia, and right-handers Jose Dominguez and Chris Withrow, all figure to compete for innings in spring training. Perez also has a connection to Los Angeles. In September, he pleaded no contest in Ohio to a misdemeanor drug abuse charge and was found guilty of receiving a small package of marijuana mailed to his home — reportedly from Los Angeles — on June 4.In September 2012, Perez stirred the pot by criticizing the Indians’ ownership regime for its frugality. He should be happy with his new bosses. The Dodgers have committed roughly $200 million to 19 players for next season, including the recently agreed-to contracts for third baseman Juan Uribe and Howell. Last year, the team reportedly spent $237 million on payroll. Of that, less than 10 percent — somewhere in the $13 to $15 million range — went to full-time relievers. That percentage could increase significantly in 2014.The additions of Perez and Wright would give the Dodgers the maximum 40 players on their major-league roster. The Dodgers will put the finishing touches on their bullpen by signing former Cleveland Indians right-hander Chris Perez and an old friend, Jamey Wright, according to multiple reports Monday.Financial terms have not been reported for the contracts, which would not become official until each pitcher passes a physical.Perez started the 2013 season 17-for-19 in save opportunities with a 2.52 earned-run average through his first 35 2/3 innings. Then in an Aug. 5 game against the Detroit Tigers, Perez allowed four earned runs without recording an out. He would go on to allow 16 earned runs over his final 18 1/3 innings as an Indian.The right-hander finished the season with a 4.33 ERA and five blown saves in 30 opportunities.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


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first_imgFormer Ireland rugby skipper Brian O’Driscoll @BrianODriscoll“I was so excited for this race and as a sports fan I feel robbed. Couldnt have been a worse result. Can deal with Bolt losing but not to a cheat #thedarksideofsport.”Retired British swimmer Karen Pickering, now a TV commentator @Karen_Pickering“Didn’t agree with booing of @justingatlin at #IAAFWorlds but no denying this result is disaster for sport.”Veteran athletics correspondent Duncan Mackay @Duncan_ITG“Over an hour after the 100m, Usain Bolt is still responding to fans and their chants of “Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt” before doing more media.”Athletics Weekly @AthleticsWeekly“What a moment to be there live for @usainbolt’s last 100m race. A great man on and off the track, who has inspired many. What a legend!”British heavyweight boxer David Haye @mrdavidhayeShare on: WhatsApp Justin Gatlin bow to Usain Bolt after the race.London, United Kingdom | AFP | Justin Gatlin shrugged off the boos to stun Usain Bolt in the 100m final at the world championships on Saturday.Here’s how Twitter reacted:“FINAL INSULT…WHAT A DOPE.”Mail on Sunday tweet their sports front page, condemning Gatlin who has served two doping bans.“Leaves a sour taste in the mouth but #Bolt won’t be remembered for tonight. Total game changer. #legend.”Former England football star Michael Owen @themichaelowen“No one saw that happening no one wanted that to happen #Gatlin.”British athlete Kelly Sotherton @KellySotherton“Imagine becoming world champion only to have the fans boo you and chant the name of the guy in 3rd place. London fans are savage.”Ex-400m runner Dai Greene @DaiGreene“The cheat!!!! Nooooooooo…..”last_img read more


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first_imgThe page goes on to indicate Kamil was athletic. “Kamil was a great athlete at Mahopac High School, playing football and lacrosse, and later touched many more lives at Mount Saint Mary College, where he continued his lacrosse career and studied criminal justice. Kamil has a monumental love of the outdoors. He loves hiking, biking, fishing, and any sort of adventure. His dreams to become a police officer and have a beautiful life are postponed for now.” The text of the appeal closes with hope in mind. “We are asking for any sort of gesture to help him and his family conquer this situation, and participation from you in his long journey. Hopefully we can celebrate one day his regain of what he has lost.”Catherine Butkiewicz, whose family is listed as one of the organizers of the appeal, emailed that Sudol’s family lives in Bedford, N.Y. A GoFundMe campaign began Monday for the benefit of 20-year-old Kamil Sudol, who dove off Little Bridge in Oak Bluffs on August 3 and suffered injuries that have paralyzed him from the chest down. Sudol reportedly dove into the shallow waters beneath the bridge headfirst and, according to a police report, struck his head.  “Kamil was in a horrifying accident on August 3rd, 2020, leaving his body paralyzed from the chest down as a result of jumping into water he didn’t know was shallow while vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard,” the fundraising page states. “Kamil was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is in critical condition with fractures to his vertebrae; facing severe injury to his spinal cord, leaving his 20-year-old body without any sensation and mobility immediately from his chest down, still remaining with some limited sensation in his arms.” The bridge is posted with signs warning against jumping or diving from the bridge. The campaign, which is roughly 24 hours old and was begun by Taylor Moreau, seeks to raise $750,000. By 8 am August 12 it had generated 924 donors and just over $93,000 in funds. center_img “Kamil will be facing many obstacles and treatments on his way to his desire of recovery,” the page states. “In preparation for the immense emotional and financial toll this will take on his family, we are looking to do everything possible to aid Kamil along his journey.”It further states, “If you cannot donate, please pray and please share this in support of Kamil. He is a huge part of our lives, and we are hoping to face this with strength, support, and in faith.”Kamil is described as someone of “great courage” and “amazing character” and as having “selflessness and a wholehearted soul.” last_img read more


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first_imgLoading…Sponsored ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? It was – as United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attested afterward – the team’s worst 45 minutes of the season, the latest example of the gulf which has opened up between the blue and red halves of Manchester. In the end, Manchester City came away from Old Trafford on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory but with hint of frustration that the score wasn’t even bigger after a one-sided first leg of the English League Cup semifinals.“Of course, Manchester United can come back,” City manager Pep Guardiola said, looking ahead to the second leg at Etihad Stadium on Jan. 29. “They have the shirt which means history and pride.”Guardiola will know, however, that this semifinal should be over.City put on a first-half clinic, netting three goals from the 19th to the 38th minutes and looking like scoring every time the team went forward. Guardiola didn’t play a recognized striker, instead flooding his midfield in order to dominate possession and spring forward in attack.United couldn’t cope.“We didn’t deal with their system well enough,” Solskjaer said.When the visitors went 3-0 up courtesy of an own-goal by Andreas Pereira, memories were revived of the 6-1 win served up on this ground by Roberto Mancini’s City in 2011 that was one signal of the shifting of the balance of soccer power in Manchester. It was the first time since 1997 that United conceded three first-half goals in a match at Old Trafford.However, United managed to avoid conceding any more goals and a 70th-minute strike by Marcus Rashford gave Solskjaer’s team a glimmer of hope heading into the second leg. Both Solskjaer and Guardiola made reference post-match to United advancing from the Champions League round of 16 last season after losing 2-0 to Paris Saint-Germain at home in the first leg.“We’ve shown before we have been down from a home tie and turned it around,” Solskjaer said. “PSG is the latest example and we have to believe that we can put on a performance.”City has won the League Cup the last two seasons and is now unbeaten in 16 straight matches in the competition, dating back to a loss at United in the fourth round in October 2016.Aston Villa takes on Leicester in the other semifinal on Wednesday.Mindful of how United tore apart his City team on the counterattack in a Premier League game won by Solskjaer’s side at the Etihad last month, Guardiola chose not to field either of his two strikers – Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus were on the bench – and overloaded the midfield.“We win and we’re a genius,” Guardiola said, “but if we don’t win I know what will happen. We try to control the counterattacks because they’re a wonderful team.”City’s midfielders picked their moments to charge forward, and did so with devastating effect.Bernardo Silva was unchallenged as he advanced toward the edge of United’s penalty area and drove a fierce, curling shot into the top corner in the 17th minute, with goalkeeper David De Gea unable to get close.The Portugal playmaker then wriggled into space in the center of the field and threaded a perfectly weighted through ball to Riyad Mahrez, who ran onto the pass, rounded De Gea and slotted the ball into an empty net in the 33rd.United was reeling and it got even worse six minutes later. Again its defense opened up as Kevin De Bruyne went round Phil Jones with ease and fired in a left-footed shot that was saved by De Gea, only for the ball to ricochet off the shin of Pereira and rebound into the net.With Raheem Sterling wasting two glorious chances that were teed up for him from crosses from the right, City should have gone into halftime with an even bigger lead.“You might say we were lucky to be only 3-0 down at half time,” Solskjaer said.Mahrez struck the outside of the post early in the second half and also brought out a good save from the feet of De Gea, before United finally got in behind City’s defense to score a goal that could yet prove to be more than a consolation.Mason Greenwood slipped a well-timed pass into the path of Rashford, who took a touch and finished low past City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.Away goals do not count double if the aggregate score is tied after two legs in the League Cup.“Football is crazy, anything can happen,” City defender Kyle Walker said. “But we’re in a good position.”center_img Manchester United’s Fred, centre tackles Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, left, for the ball during the English League Cup semifinal first leg soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City and at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. 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first_imgImage Courtesy: Pond5/GettyAdvertisement 7e3oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2wkvcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1y0i( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2aWould you ever consider trying this?😱2Can your students do this? 🌚7vRoller skating! Powered by Firework Year by year, India has been gaining pace in the battle against the usage of performance-enhancing substances, and over the years, the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) has discovered some of the most prominent names from the country’s sporting fraternity. However, NADA’s latest unearthing is probably its biggest catch ever. An astounding twenty two Indian rowers were recently put to a drug test, and every single of them ended up having positive results, and surprisingly, all of them tested positive for the same substance!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Pond5/GettyThe 22 male and female rowers, all aged between 16 to 18 years and members of the national under 18 squad, were tested back in July last year, during the preparation camp for the 2019 Asian Junior Rowing Championships.While the names of the teenagers haven’t been disclosed, their urine test samples, which just returned from the Doha Labratory, reveal the presence of probenecid. A drug used to treat gouty arthritis and hyperuricemia, probenecid is listed under ‘Diuretics and Masking Agents’ in World Anti Doping Agency (WADA)’s 2020 list of prohibited substances.Advertisement Following their test back in 2019 July, the U18 rowing team of 24 members had taken part at the Asian Junior Rowing Championships in Pattaya, Thailand. The minor rowers of the country had also clinched two silver medals at the event that was hosted from 16th to 22nd December.However, following the positive results, the Indian team have been served an ‘Adverse Analytical Finding’ (AAF) notice by NADA. It was also reported that the minor rowers waived off their rights for B sample testing, and haven’t opted for optional provisional suspension. As a result, they will lose the two silvers the had secured in the championships last year.Advertisement Such a huge doping scandal is an embarrassment of the Rowing Federation of India (RFI) and is sure to put a stain on their reputation, and raises several questions. However, the federation secretary general M.V. Sriram has been vocal about lending support to the young rowers, as he believes the drug test has some ‘error’ is in place.“We are very sure that it (probenecid) is from a supplement which is approved by the Sports Authority of India,” Sriram said in an interview with AFP.“Though maybe in that particular batch there may have been some spiking which we were not aware of,” he added.Speaking to Times of India, NADA’s director general, Navin Agarwal raised question on the RFI’s irresponsibility on letting such a large scale consumption of a banned substance happen.“The RFI needs to examine why such a large number of junior athletes were allowed to consume this substance in the camp. Coaches and organisers must tell the reason,” Agarwal said.“There are NSFs which seek our support for anti-doping awareness programmes. Sadly, the RFI never asked or approached us for informative sessions for their athletes,” The director general also lamanted on RFI’s disinterest.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Djokovic’s charity tennis tournament throws up more cases of COVID-19!Flight of shame: ‘White lives matter’ banner flown over Man City vs Burnley game Advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force stormed into the final of the Regional Super50 when they produced a clinical bowling performance to whip Guyana Jaguars by 54 runs in the semi-final here Wednesday night.In a repeat of last year’s final, Red Force raised a competitive 259 for nine off their 50 overs and then used their spin attack on a turning Queen’s Park Oval track, to bundle out Jaguars for a disappointing 205 off 48.3 overs.Left-hander Darren Bravo missed out on a sixth regional one-day hundred when he fell for 95 while West Indies teammate Denesh Ramdin weighed in with an attacking 43 off 44 balls and Kjorn Ottley, a well-played 33 off 62 deliveries.Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul was the leading bowler with three for 56 while off-spinner Steven Jacobs (2-12) and seamer Paul Wintz (2-67) picked up two wickets apiece.In reply, Jaguars suffered from a sluggish start before losing wickets steadily as the Red Force spinners crippled the innings.Wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble resisted with a cameo 51 while Paul Wintz struck 26. Chris Barnwell got 22 and captain Leon Johnson and opener Vishaul Singh both scored 20.The damage was done by Jon-Russ Jaggesar who claimed three for 36 while fellow off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine (2-35) and left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (2-42) picked up two wickets apiece.Red Force will now await the winners of last night’s second semi-final between Barbados Pride and Windward Islands Volcanoes, to know their opponents in tomorrow’s final.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is questioning the process by which the Alliance For Change (AFC) managed to pull out last minute from almost 10 Local Authority Areas (LAAs), for which they had planned to contest at the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE).The Party’s General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo told a media conference on Thursday that he finds it thought-provoking that the AFC is reluctant to give the locations of those areas.“What is very interesting, is (David) Patterson said that…we are not telling you where. So, they wrote this down on a piece of paper and they folded this paper carefully and locked it in a safe because like it’s a State secret about which areas they are pulling out of,” Jagdeo stated.The AFC on Wednesday announced plans to contest only 38 Local Authority Areas at the upcoming Local Government Elections. This announcement follows previous statements made by the party, where they had initially said the AFC had planned to contest the elections in more than 50 areas.The party blamed a number of issues for the decision not to contest more areas, including political bullying and issues with communication. Patterson said nevertheless, he is satisfied with the position the AFC is in at the moment and the AFC will continue to work hard to prepare for LGE.But the PPP General Secretary questioned the method used by the AFC to pull out, explaining that this would have had to be done within a specific timeframe. “[The Guyana Elections Commission] GECOM is not accepting pulling out anymore. GECOM has already printed the ballots. So, if GECOM printed the ballots and you pull out now, the candidates’ names will still be on the ballot,” he explained.Jagdeo’s contention is since GECOM has made it clear to the PPP that the lists cannot be adjusted, he is now thinking about what mechanism was used to pull out. The PPP had pulled out of one constituency in Wakenaam, but he said this was done within the prescribed period.“If they pull out and we don’t know where they are pulling out from, they are going to still be on the ballot, so how will GECOM treat this? I don’t know if they understand this is not a simple matter and it begs a lot of questions. If GECOM is allowing them to pull out now, then GECOM is complicit. They say they can’t make adjustments in PPP areas, but they can for the AFC? And then again if GECOM has not accepted this, then this is all a farce,” he added.DebatesThe Party’s General Secretary criticised the AFC for now coming up with the idea of hosting a debate. Jagdeo said the call by the AFC is nothing more than a “sham”, since he believes the party currently has nothing else going for it as LGE approaches.“Imagine these people shut down debates in Parliament, they rush through bills, they refuse to answer questions and we have a long list of questions in Parliament that they refuse to give answers to… And now he (Patterson) wants debates here. But I think it is just another sham, because they have nothing else going for them,” he declared.Patterson also announced his support for the hosting of public debates among constituency candidates vying for positions within their Local Government organisations. He expressed his Party’s willingness to participate in any such event as the time draws closer for the LGE.“We do feel there should be a debate among candidates, particularly, in the larger constituencies and municipalities, like persons in the constituencies in Georgetown, Linden, Bartica, New Amsterdam, Rose Hall, should have a public debate…on policies and positions,” he said Wednesday.However, Patterson says the AFC will not seek to organise any such debates itself, as it may be viewed as a strategy to dominate. Nevertheless, the party said it is willing to participate in any event organised by any civil society group or organisation in Guyana.The party’s campaign manager was clear, however, as to the conditions under which AFC candidates will participate. He said the party would prefer having these debates hosted in the larger constituencies, rather than smaller ones spread across the country.The PPP General Secretary also lashed out at the AFC for using “Fit and proper” as its campaign slogan. Jagdeo referred to the origin of those words which were used by President David Granger to describe GECOM Commissioner James Patterson, although there were concerns.The PPP has since challenged the President’s unilateral appointment. Jagdeo said the AFC appears to be laughing at all of Guyana, with its adoption of the term as its political campaign. He also accused the President of abusing State resources to campaign for his party at the LGE.last_img read more