As part of ensuring that youths are being provided with important life skills that will enable them to have better lives while simultaneously equipping them to make meaningful contributions to society, the Guyanese of Indian Ancestry Association (GIAA) has commenced youth development forums.The first of this series of events was hosted at the Madina Building of the GIAA’s conference room in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and saw a turnout of over 40 participants between the age of 12 and 19.These participants represented various groups from both Region Three and Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).According to the team from the GIAA which is spearheading these youth development forums, such an initiative was deemed necessary since each forum will allow participants the opportunity of becoming “better persons for the future.”During the first session, a young lecturer at the Government Technical Institute (GTI), Asif Ishak, focused heavily on the usefulness and importance of time management.He explained that managing one’s time is vital in an individual’s approach towards achieving any goal and self-development.“Effective time management should be taught from an early age so that the workforce is more effective. The youths were able to identify the ways in which their times are consumed by irrelevant and unnecessary activities,” the GIAA stated in a release.The GIAA team was established two years ago and has been the driving force behind the Annual Indian Heritage Expos at the National Track and Field Stadium, Leonora, Region Three.The team is comprised of persons from various backgrounds whose interest is to promote Indian culture and build a better society.Another activity scheduled by the Indian Heritage committee that is slated within the coming weeks is its Food Fest and Curry Competition. The event is slated for September 22, 2019, at the National Track and Field Stadium, Leonora, WCD.According to the GIAA, this event will be “the first of its kind to be held in Guyana with over half of a million in prizes up for grabs.”
DePodesta has said repeatedly he wants the situation resolved before he leaves on Wednesday afternoon for his sister’s wedding in Italy. Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy, meanwhile, made an ominously similar statement to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sunday. “We will know more … of the important information in about two days,” he said. The Pirates fired most of their coaching staff Sunday, including interim manager Pete Mackanin, and reassigned the rest within the organization. That eliminates Mackanin from consideration for the job. DODGERS NOTES: Mike Rose hit his first major-league homer, but the Dodgers struck out 11 times against Padres starter Adam Eaton. Elmer Dessens (1-2) started and pitched four innings for the Dodgers, allowing one run to finish the season with a solid 3.56 ERA. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Tracy was a minor-league manager for the Expos from 1993-94 and was then-Expos manager Felipe Alou’s bench coach from 1995-98. Littlefield joined the Expos in 1991 as a national crosschecker and East Coast scouting supervisor and was the club’s player development director from 1996-98. Tracy is signed through next season, but has an escape clause that allows him to leave the Dodgers and pursue other opportunities. That clause must be exercised within the next eight days or not at all. Tracy has requested a contract extension, but doesn’t appear likely to receive one with the Dodgers coming off a lackluster season in which they went 71-91 and finished fourth in the National League West, 11 games behind the division champion Padres. That means Tracy likely will finish out his contract next season or be fired. Asked on Sunday morning what he thought the next few days would be like for him, Tracy said he planned to watch his youngest son Mark, 17, play football for Claremont High for the first time this season Friday night. Asked if he thought his situation would be cleared up by then, Tracy said, “I hope so. But beyond that, I don’t know that there is anything else to say at this time.” SAN DIEGO — While Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta and manager Jim Tracy remained mostly silent on the subject of Tracy’s future on Sunday the day the club concluded its season with a 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres before 37,748 at Petco Park Tracy appears to have emerged as a leading candidate for the managerial vacancy in Pittsburgh. Tracy developed a strong relationship with Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield during the late 1990s while both were employed by the Montreal Expos and is known to have been on the Pirates’ short list since Littlefield fired Lloyd McClendon on Sept. 6. The other top candidates for the job are former Pirates manager Jim Leyland, now a scout for St. Louis, and Oakland manager Ken Macha, a Pittsburgh-area native who reportedly is negotiating a possible contract extension with the A’s. Tracy’s ties to Littlefield might put him ahead of both Leyland and Macha. Littlefield joined the Pirates during a four-game series at Dodger Stadium Sept. 23-26, arriving separately from the team on a commercial flight. Assistant general manager Doug Strange also was with the club on that trip. A source close to the Pirates said Sunday it is highly unusual for both Littlefield and Strange to be on the road with the club at the same time.