Magda PollardThe Women and Gender Equality Commission on Friday launched its online Women’s Hall of Fame, providing a virtual introduction to some influential women who shaped Guyana’s history and others who made valuable contributions.Commission Chairperson Indranie Chandarpal related that the initiative has been in the making for some time.In the early days of the feminist movement , efforts were made to document the work of outstanding women using typewriters. This later evolved to using computers to save important information.Now, the website will speak to a wider audience and most importantly, the younger generation that is technologically savvy.“Since we are in the age of technology, we believe that it is a most timely opportunity for us to add our virtual hall of fame…We’re looking at people from pre-Independence, politicians, rights defenders, grassroot women leaders, differently abled, culture and art, sport and academic,” she stated.Some individuals who were recognised include Guyana’s First Female Head of State, Janet Jagan; Viola Burnham; Gertie Wood; Kowsilla; Claudette Maasdammer; Mary Noel Menezes; Margery Kirkpatrick; Jane Phillips-Gay; Paulette Allicock; Odessa Blair; Philomena Sahoye-Shury and Sheila Holder. Persons can also make recommendations for other women, who will be added in the future.Just a few days ago, stalwart women’s activists Magda Pollard and Andaiye passed away and for this reason, special emphasis was placed on their influential roles.The Commission was established back in 2010. Chandarpal functions as the Chairperson, with Cheryl Sampson from the National Congress of Women as the Deputy Chairperson. The other Commissioners are drawn from the labour unions, regional women’s affairs committees, cultural and ethnic groups, and the Private Sector.Janet Jagan
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I’m graduating, and I’d like to go out with my senior class,” Harwell . “I want to try to help my team this year.” That’s good news for UCLA, since it’s sustained several injuries to the defensive line. Yet the happiness is tempered because there’s no timetable for Harwell’s return. Harwell tore the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during the BYU game and has missed the last six games. “I’m just trying to take it week by week,” Harwell said. “I’m doing drills, and I still have a ways to go. I get the weekend off and those two days have helped.” In the injury sense, they’ve helped, but watching UCLA games from the couch is another story. He’s had to watch a few ugly losses, including the debacle at Washington State. “I’m not even going to say what I did in my apartment,” Harwell said. “I just want to come back this year. It’s frustrating. This team means so much to me.” Patrick Cowan should be a more mobile quarterback than he was against Washington State last week, and that would be a big thing for the Bruins. “I think he’s getting in better shape,” Coach Karl Dorrell said. “The more he’s practicing, the more comfortable he’s getting wearing that brace. He’s getting in shape. I think the knee is getting stronger. It’s good – a good sign.” said He won’t play Saturday at Arizona. More mobility Linebacker John Hale has a slight hamstring pull, according to Dorrell. Hale injured it at the beginning of Tuesday’s practice and didn’t practice on Wednesday. Asked if he would need to practice today in order to play on Saturday, Dorrell said: “We’ll see.” … Defensive end Jeff Miller has a sports hernia and is expected to have surgery. Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter threw the ball for the first time since he sprained the thumb on his throwing hand Saturday. Carpenter is expected to play when the sixth-ranked Sun Devils (8-0) visit No. 4 Oregon. “I thought he threw it real well,” Coach Dennis Erickson said. UCLA injury report Carpenter throws well Around the nation LSU: Linebacker Derrick Odom was charged with a misdemeanor, accused of smashing a car window after a brawl at a nightclub last week. Odom faces one count of simple criminal damage to property, according to Baton Rouge police. Soon after the report, Odom was kicked off the team, Coach Les Miles said. Tennessee: Tailback LaMarcus Coker and defensive tackle Demonte Bolden will miss the game against Louisiana-Lafayette because of a violation of team rules. Bolden is a starter on the defensive line while Coker returns kicks and plays behind starter Arian Foster. Tulane: Conference USA officials said referees in the Tulane-Memphis game got the call right when they kept the clock running after the Green Wave completed a pass along the sidelines late in a 28-27 loss to Memphis on Saturday. The league announced its findings a day after Tulane coach Bob Toledo said he had sent video of the play to conference headquarters as part of a formal complaint. The Associated Press contributed to this report.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Jill Painter Staff Writer Brigham Harwell wants to play for UCLA again – this year. Harwell has returned to limited practice and is doing drills with the defense. He said he doesn’t plan to redshirt.
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