Corentyne fire leaves farmer homeless

first_imgA fire, believed to be of electrical origin, completely destroyed a Port Mourant, Corentyne home on Wednesday.Deodat Tasso, 46, a cash crop farmer, told this publication that he was not at home when the fire started.The Port Mourant, Corentyne home on fireAccording to the farmer, he was at his farm situated about half a mile from his home all day and upon his return at about 16:00h, there was a blackout in the community. Tasso said he did not venture into his house, but stayed downstairs and was separating vegetables he brought, in which a vendor wanted to purchase from him. He said that he then left and went to a nearby shop when he received a message saying that his house was on fire. According to Tasso, he was away from the building for about ten minutes when he received the message.“When I go back home, I see fire inside the whole house. I run and try to pull some of the pumpkin that I had under the house but the heat was too much,” he said.Villagers tried to form a bucket brigade when smoke was seen coming from inside of the building but to no avail. The farmer was unable to save anything from his home. Tasso has been living at the Port Mourant house for more than 30 years.Meanwhile, one fire truck from Rose Hall Town Fire Service arrived at the scene and fire fighters were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.last_img read more

More nominations today for seat on Fort Nelson City Council

first_imgThe new additions include Councillor Todd Osbourne and Lorraine Gerwing.These two are being added to the list that already includes Councillor Laurie Dolan and Nathan Bauder.Meanwhile, Mayor Bill Streeper is being challenged for his position by Councillor Kimberly Eglinski.- Advertisement -Stay up-to-date with on the latest developments with

You Can’t Have a Slow Day

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now How is it possible to have a slow day? How can you have a day where there’s very little to do, one in which you don’t get much done?The very idea that one can have a slow day tells you more about the person that makes that statement than they might imagine. What it suggests is that they believe they need to do the work that shows up as it shows up. They are doing work in real time. That work probably shows up in their email inbox. This is an indication that the person who had a “slow day” is reactive, passively waiting for tasks to appear so that they can complete them. After completing tasks, they wait for another to present them with work to do.Having a slow day is an indication that tasks are be being assigned by someone else. The work isn’t something they have decided to do because it is important, meaningful work.If one were to be proactive, intentional, taking control of their day, it would be impossible to have a slow day. If you are dictating the tempo, then that pace is going to be whatever you set. If you are designing the work that needs to be done, committing to doing it in 60 to 90-minute blocks, and giving your full focus and attention to those tasks that move the needle, you cannot have a slow day. Instead you have a productive day. You have a day where you produce results that matter. You create outcomes that, were you to look at a highlight reel from the week, would make you look like a superstar.Having a slow day isn’t something that need ever happen to you. It is a choice you make. You can be intentional and productive, or you can be something less than those things.last_img read more

A Tiny Dose of Poison Every Day

first_imgPeople who are negative don’t know they’re negative. They also don’t know how they were infected with cynicism, scarcity, negativity, and other poor and disempowering beliefs. Negativity doesn’t turn on all at once or very quickly. It builds up little by little, transforming those who are infected over time.At the dinner table, someone describes “others” as being responsible for all that is wrong with the world. “Others” are the cause of bad things. The world is split into good ones and bad ones, our side and their side. Soon, that belief, never chosen is a tiny drop of poison that clouds the lens through which the infected sees their world.The television and the internet provide a constant flow of bad news designed to provoke attention and clicks. Stories are sensationalized to provoke feelings, and to split people into “sides.” Those who are provoked spit vitriol at those who see things different, arguing over events, even though they don’t benefit from the event, nor are they harmed. The poison comes in through the eyes and ears, building up over time.At work, those who are infected are subversive, whispering in the ears of those who struggling, absolving them of responsibility for their problems and blaming “them.” The leadership team. The clients. The competitors. The challenges their operations team never seems to outrun.And then there are the complainers who provide a never ending stream of whining and bellyaching. They wish things were different, better even, but they never lift a finger to make anything better. A drip of venom from the tongue unintentionally transferred to those who unknowingly accept something toxic.This poison tastes sweet to those who want desperately to believe that they are not the ones responsible for their results. A tiny does of poison over the course of days, and weeks, and month, and years, and those who allow it to seep in through their ears are fully infected—and most likely, carriers.After all of this poison, is it any wonder that those who have been taken in so much negativity see everything as negative? Is it any wonder they assume bad intentions from anyone and everyone? How could they possibly not blame “others” for their circumstances, for the things that are wrong, for the cause of their suffering?To avoid taking in this poison, you must remain vigilant, recognizing and eliminating the sources. When you encounter the sources in your personal life, you have to protect yourself by working to beat back their infection with your positive, optimistic demeanor and disposition.You do not have to take in a small of dose of poison every day. You can inoculate yourself by taking in so much of what is positive that you build an immunity to that which would harm you. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Playing Billy Vunipola against USA is not a risk, insists Eddie Jones

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Rugby World Cup Nick Evans The aerial battle will be the key to unlocking defences in World Cup The day after England’s scratchy victory over Tonga, Ludlam explained how the players had barely turned their attentions to the USA and that it would be primarily done in Wednesday’s training session.Jones, though, has been preparing for this match for some time. Against Japan last November he curtailed his side’s preparation to replicate this four-day turnaround and made 11 changes to his starting XV. On Tuesday the players went out for lunch to sample Kobe’s famous beef; in the week leading up to Japan, Jones arranged a sushi night at the team hotel.Against Japan, however, England were dreadful in the first half, run ragged by the fleet-footed Brave Blossoms with Owen Farrell having to come on at half-time to turn the tide. It is no surprise then that Farrell is again on the bench, just in case. Indeed, Jones was so displeased with that first half that it ended, or at least put on hold, a few international careers – none of Danny Care, Alex Lozowski or Zach Mercer has played for England since. “We could have the same problems,” said the head coach. “It’s difficult having a quick turnaround. There’s no quick solution to it but we feel it’s maybe more psychological than physical.”Only three players who started against Japan are due to line up against the USA but, if that November afternoon made Jones rip up his plans in terms of personnel, it came together again last month. Just as the side who beat Tonga contained 13 of the team who thrashed Ireland in the warm-up series, so the XV named on Tuesday has 12 survivors from the team picked to face Wales in Cardiff. Maybe that is why Jones was so happy after that match despite the defeat. They may have narrowly lost but there was no going off script. England rugby union team Was this helpful? England team to face USAElliot Daly; Ruaridh McConnochie, Jonathan Joseph, Piers Francis, Joe Cokanasiga; George Ford (capt), Willi Heinz, Joe Marler, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, George Kruis, Tom Curry, Lewis Ludlam, Billy Vunipola Replacements Jack Singleton, Ellis Genge, Kyle Sinckler, Courtney Lawes, Mark Wilson, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Anthony Watson  Show Share on LinkedIn Eddie Jones bristled at the suggestion he is taking a risk by on Tuesday naming Billy Vunipola to start for the second time in five days against the USA, and issuing a stark warning to the 10 new faces in his England side. Vunipola is one of five players who will keep their place in the starting lineup for England’s second World Cup match on Thursday but it is those incoming at the forefront of Jones’s mind.This will be Vunipola’s 11th successive appearance for England – he was the only player to start all four warm‑up matches – but, given his recent injury history, concerns would seem justified. Before the first of those 11 games he managed two Tests in two years and in the second of those he broke his arm for the second time. Jones, though, is adamant “the best way to keep him fit is to play him”. Moreover Mark Wilson is not quite ready to start, so the head coach’s options at No 8 are limited.“I’ve got to pick 23 so by definition there has to be players backing up,” said Jones. “So what do you want me to do, go in with less players?”Vunipola is joined in backing up by George Ford, who captains the side, Tom Curry, who Jones says needs more experience at blindside flanker, Elliot Daly and Joe Marler. There is no Henry Slade because of his knee injury, though Jones claimed he could have played if needed, but Joe Cokanasiga and Ruaridh McConnochie come into the side on the wings and Dan Cole, who moves joint-third on the list of England’s record appearance holders, will also start, as will Lewis Ludlam. Share via Email The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Read more Rugby union Share on Facebook Topics Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. 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Reuse this content Rugby World Cup 2019 Hide Thank you for your feedback. Jones recalled on Tuesday a pool match when working with South Africa in 2007 against Tonga. The Springboks squeezed to a 30-25 victory en route to lifting the trophy but Jones saw a number of fringe players putting personal gain before the collective. “That’s the danger for us,” the England head coach said. “It can happen in the second or the third game, where players who might think it’s their only game of the World Cup go out there and they try to play for themselves rather than play for the team.”That may go some way to explaining why Marler has retained his place in the side. It is not hard to imagine him and Cole as the enforcers within the squad. They sit at the back of the England team bus and no doubt keep the youngsters in line. “This squad is quite young, so having those older two props is quite important,” Jones said.It also emphasises the importance of Ford on Thursday. He was captain against Japan – a tough afternoon for him, says Jones – but he has been a part of all but one of Jones’s 46 matchday Test squads. “It could be easy to try and be impressive and try to stand out individually,” Ford said.“I think we’ll be fine but it’s something we’ve got to keep our eye on in the next 24-48 hours. In a funny sort of way when you’ve got only three or four days you get right down to the nitty gritty of the plan.” Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Quick guide England team to face USA Share on Twitter Share on Messengerlast_img read more