Children should not be vending, begging – CCPA Head

first_img“When you purchase from a child that is vending, you are part of the problem, and you are part of the exploitation of that child and if you throw a dollar in a child’s outstretched hand, you are part of the problem, you are part of his exploitation.”Those were the sentiments shared by the Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA), Ann Greene at the Agency’s head office on Charles and Broad Streets, Georgetown on Monday during one of the initial events being hosted to observe Child Protection Week.CCPA Director Ann GreeneHer statements came after being questioned by Guyana Times about the recent increase in children vending water and other items at traffic lights.According to the Director, such activities should not be condoned by sympathetic persons, since it will only result in the action being continued rather than being resolved.She said too that it only supported the exploitation of the child, since many times those monies were taken away from the children by their parents.“People should not (buy from those children), what people should do is link them to the services (CCPA), like talk with them, find out what is happening and tell them where they can come…if you stop (giving or buying from them) you become part of the solution and not problem…but don’t keep giving children money or purchase from children who are vending. We would never get it to stop,” she informed.Greene reminded that child vending was illegal as was child begging, and they ought not to be on the streets but in school. She explained that children who were on the streets become vulnerable since they endanger their lives while running to a person’s vehicle, in an attempt to help their parents or guardians put food on the table.According to her, such matters should be reported to the CCPA, which can result in action being taken against the parents or guardians as have happened before.She said the purpose of the CCPA was to investigate matters such as these and help children who are in need. Greene added while she understood poverty was a sore issue which often resulted in these activities, it was not a child’s duty to help parents earn an income.This newspaper was told that on various streets in the city of Georgetown, children have been running to vehicles to sell water and other beverages, especially at stoplights. They have also found themselves at these very stoplights wiping windshields for an extra dollar in their pockets.last_img read more

Pogba v Mou: Is this the end of the road at Man United?

first_imgFresh from playing a pivotal role in France’s World Cup success, the midfielder has started to deliver on his price tag this season — scoring four times so far and deputising as captain in the absence of Antonio Valencia.But Mourinho appears to have lost his patience with his high-profile star after Pogba urged United to attack more following a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend, implicitly criticising the cautious approach of his boss at a club famed for gung-ho football.According to The Times, Mourinho informed Pogba of his decision on the captaincy in front of his teammates on Tuesday, claiming the 25-year-old “doesn’t represent what a captain is and Manchester United is bigger than anyone”.“The only truth is I made the decision of Paul not to be the second captain anymore,” said Mourinho after Tuesday’s shock League Cup defeat against Derby County on penalties, for which Pogba was rested.Paul Pogba (centre), dressed in white, sits in the stands during the League Cup match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford © AFP / Paul ELLISThe Portuguese said there would be “no fall-out at all, no problem at all”.But it does not look that way to fans of United, watching on helplessly as their side falls further behind great rivals Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League.The often-abrasive Mourinho has a history of falling out with high-profile players.While at Real Madrid he demoted Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas to the anger of the club’s fans and at Chelsea he did not see eye-to-eye with Juan Mata, whom he now manages at Old Trafford.– Barcelona move? –It looks increasingly likely that Mourinho will be unable to repair his relationship with Pogba, and it seems to be more a question of who will be first to leave the club.The former United youth player may eventually get the move to Barcelona that was mooted in August, with the Daily Mail on Wednesday reporting he has already told Mourinho he wants to leave for Spain.That may seem a relatively simple solution but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is reportedly desperate not to lose the biggest global star at the club.And despite Pogba’s griping and noise from his super agent, Mino Raiola, Mourinho will not necessarily be seen as the bad guy in the saga by United fans.Mourinho, who is again the favourite with one leading bookmaker to be the first Premier League manager sacked this season, said in his programme notes for Tuesday’s League Cup clash against second-tier Derby that “95 percent isn’t enough when others give 101 percent”.Whether or not that was a barb aimed at Pogba, sections of United’s fans have been intensely frustrated with the midfielder’s inconsistent performances for the club.Ironically, Pogba’s provocative remarks about United’s style came after Mourinho had held out an olive branch.Paul Pogba won the World Cup with France but has had a troubled relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSENThe United boss said Pogba’s success with France has given the midfielder an extra surge of energy.“I think good results, and good performances, they make miracles,” said Mourinho at his press conference on Friday before the Premier League match against Wolves.“And bad results and bad performances, they make you look more tired, more upset, more ugly, more everything.”Mourinho had reportedly angered Pogba last month when he implied Pogba played much better for France at the World Cup than he did for United last season as he was not surrounded by his entourage.The Manchester United manager cited the German philosopher Georg Hegel earlier this month and he may be mindful of one of his quotes when it comes to his relationship with Pogba.“We learn from history that we do not learn from history.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Is the relationship between Paul Pogba (left) and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho broken beyond repair? © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 26 – Paul Pogba’s relationship with Jose Mourinho appears to be fractured beyond repair after the Manchester United boss said the French World Cup star would never captain the side again.Pogba, who returned to Manchester in 2016 for a then world-record fee of £89 million ($117 million) struggled towards the end of last season, left out of the starting line-up or substituted on a number of occasions.last_img read more

Raiders’ Kyle Wilber is leader of rebuilt special teams

first_imgGet Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter.ALAMEDA — The roll call of team captains contained few surprises with the exception of Kyle Wilber.The seven-year veteran is listed as a linebacker by the Raiders and may play there on occasion, but his calling as an NFL player has been special teams.“It’s called the all-trust team,” Wilber said as the Raiders completed their final practice Saturday before their regular-season opener against the Los Angeles …last_img read more