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President promises annual subvention to GPA

By on January 12, 2020

first_img– urges fair and unbiased reporting during elections coverageThe Guyana Press Association (GPA) has been promised an annual subvention by caretaker President David Granger, who made the announcement at the Annual Media Brunch held at the Baridi Benab, State House, Georgetown, on Sunday.The President and members of the media on SundayDuring his brief remarks, the President noted that the Finance Minister is yet to introduce a budget for 2020 but vowed to keep the promise.The President urged the GPA to continue to work to keep the association alive and wished the media a successful decade of work.As the GPA observes its 75th anniversary, the executives would have used the opportunity to discuss developmental roles and responsibilities of the press corps in Guyana with the Head of State.He, nevertheless, stated that the media workers lack training while commenting on the use of the English language by reporters.He also reminded those in attendance of the guidelines of journalism and the need for fair and unbiased reporting, especially as the country prepares for General and Regional Elections in March.The President addressing media operatives“I urge that your statements in the future be guided by accurate representation words and check with this little book and see what fair means, and I will urge your statements in the future be guided by accurate representation of the words,” the President stated.The caretaker President read from an Oxford pocket dictionary, quoting – “Fair – treating people equally, equitable, honest, impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced, neutral, even-handed.”In closing GPA’s President, Nazima Raghubir outlined that the evolution of the press to social media platforms brings many challenges.However, she encouraged that journalists use fact-checking, clarity and research to provide balanced, unbiased and factual reports, especially during this electoral phase.The media brunch was attended by Government Ministers.last_img read more

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Maruti Suzuki India sales fall for fifth consecutive month, company registers 14 per cent drop in June 2019

By on November 16, 2019

first_imgMaruti Suzuki India today reported a 14 per cent decline in monthly sales to 1,24,708 units during June 2019. In comparison, the figure stood at 1,44,981 units during June 2018. This is the fifth consecutive month when the country’s largest carmaker has seen its sales going down.Barring January 2019, when the sales had risen by a marginal 0.2 per cent, there has been a continuous fall. There was a decline of 0.8 per cent in February 2019, 1.6 per cent in March 2019, 17.2 per cent in April 2019 and 22 per cent in May 2019.Of the 1,24,708 units sold during June 2019, the total domestic sales accounted for 1,14,861 units, while the total export sales stood at 9,847 units. The total domestic sales also include 1,830 units sold to other OEMs.During June 2019, there was a decline of 36.2 per cent in the mini sub-segment to 18,733 units and 12.1 per cent in the compact sub-segment to 62,897 units. However, the mid-size sub-segment witnessed a 47.1 per cent jump in monthly sales to 2,322 units.The mini sub-segment includes Alto and Old WagonR. The compact sub-segment comprises of the all-new third-generation WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno and Dzire. The mid-size sub-segment has Ciaz.Coming to the utility vehicles sub-segment, there was a 7.9 per cent drop in monthly sales to 17,797 units during June 2019, while the vans sub-segment registered a 24 per cent drop in sales to 9,265 units.The utility vehicles sub-segment includes Gypsy, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross. The vans sub-segment has Omni and Eeco.The light commercial vehicle category of Maruti Suzuki India witnessed a 24 per cent rise in monthly sales to 2,017 units in June 2019. This section comprises of Super Carry.advertisementFor the quarter ended June 30, 2019, Maruti Suzuki India reported a 17.9 per cent loss in total sales to 4,02,594 units. The company had sold 4,90,479 units during the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.ALSO READ | Audi e-tron previewed in India, expected to priced around Rs 1.15 croreALSO READ | MG Hector: 5 reasons why new premium SUV may beat Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass, Hyundai CretaALSO READ | Jaguar Land Rover India hands over specially prepared Discovery Sport to NGO for relief operationslast_img read more

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Country music has a woman problem

By on October 17, 2019

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, when you think of the great women of country music, names like Shania, Loretta, and Dolly probably come to mind. But turn on any country music radio station today, and you’ll no doubt notice men getting way more airtime than women. A new report by Dr. Jada Watson (done in consultation with WOMAN Nashville) finds that from the start of the millennium to the year 2018, representation of women on country radio dropped roughly 20 per cent. Why is this? And what impact is it having on female artists? On the industry as a whole?Country music fan Sarah Boesveld guest hosts this week of The Big Story. She spoke with Dr. Watson about how deep this issue runs, what’s being done, and what more can be done to close the gender gap.Guest: Dr. Jada Watson, SongData ProjectGuest host: Sarah BoesveldAudio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/chtbl.com/track/G9G45/rogers-aod.leanstream.co/rogers/thebigstory_dai/tbs_07292019_dai.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

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