Dear Editor,It’s with much annoyance and frustration I pen this letter. The archaic banking system in Guyana has again caused tremendous inconvenience to my busy life.My most recent encounter with a local bank has resulted in me being blocked from accessing my money because of a blunder made by staff in the bank. My account was blocked because a mail which was dispatched to my purported address was returned to the bank. The reason the mail was returned is because the address was incorrect. I live on the East Bank of Demerara but the mail was addressed to the East Coast of Demerara. I was required to take in a proof of address to get the situation rectified.However, the last mail I received from the bank (my only source of proof of address, as I still live with my parents and all mail are in my father’s name) was addressed to the ECD as well.I never picked up on this error because the mail were still delivered to my EBD home despite being addressed to the ECD. So I visited the bank with that mail and outlined the situation to the employee in the card centre. She informed me that I needed a mail in my name in order to unblock the account. I informed her that I do not receive mail in my name outside of those from the bank. Nonetheless, I offered her my driver’s licence, which is usually accepted as proof of address at other institutions.The employee informed me that my driver’s licence will not work. My father is not within the district, and therefore cannot go down with me to verify that his proof of address is also mine. I will now have to resort to sending myself? a letter, which will take approximately one week to be delivered.In the meantime, my account will be blocked and I will be temporarily banned from accessing my money — all because of a problem that originated within the bank.Sincerely,Devina Samaroo
FORT NELSON, B.C. – An audit by the Forest Practices Board has found that Canadian Forest Products Ltd. failed to maintain 10 bridges in the Fort Nelson area as required by the provincial Forest and Range Practices Act. The audit examined activities under forest licence A17007, which is located in the Fort Nelson Resource District in northeastern B.C. The Board says that Canfor has not harvested any trees on this licence since 2008, so the audit was limited to road and silviculture obligations, primarily maintenance and reforestation. Canfor has an active silviculture program, and met all requirements for planting and establishing new trees on harvested sites.Board vice-chair Bruce Larson said in the audit that the bridges examined in the audit had structural deficiencies, but were not closed or load-rated to warn users. Larson said that the discovery was a significant concern because two of the bridges had been used by oil and gas companies, and four others were accessible by pick-up trucks. – Advertisement -“Anyone could have driven over them,” said Larson. However, the audit notes that, “Canfor responded to these findings in a positive and timely manner by removing one bridge and restricting access and posting new signs for the others.”The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and the provincial government.
1 Steven Gerrard has admitted he would have remained a Liverpool player for many seasons to come if the club had offered him a new contract in the summer.Reds fans were shocked last week when the captain revealed he will leave the Merseyside outfit at the end of the season after a glittering 17-year career at Anfield, with the United States his next destination.The news came following months of speculation over his future at the club, despite retiring from international football after the World Cup to focus on his Liverpool duties.However, a contract offer was not made the 34-year-old until November, by which time he had already been told by manager Brendan Rodgers that his playing time would be managed.The heroic skipper was left on the bench for Liverpool’s crucial Champions League clash at Real Madrid and that, combined with the delay in offering him an extension, resulted in the player coming to a decision about his future.However, Gerrard insists he does not want to “point the finger” at anyone for his impending departure.“If a contract had been put in front of me in pre-season I would have signed it,” he told the Liverpool Echo.“I’d just retired from England to concentrate all my efforts on Liverpool. I didn’t want my club games to be tailored.“My injury record had been fantastic for the past two and a half years and I had a great season from a personal point of view last season.“It’s all ifs, buts and hindsight now. That period between the summer and the end of November gave me thinking time.“There’s no blame and I’m not angry about it. There are other people in the squad and the club had other things to worry about.“There is no finger pointing from me towards the manager or anyone else at the club.”Rodgers spoke to Gerrard in late November and it came as something of a surprise to the player.But once the writing was on the wall the former England captain knew his days at Anfield were numbered.“I’ve got to be honest, that chat with Brendan came earlier than I was expecting,” he added.“It was about a month before that he first mentioned to me about managing my game time.“We had another chat on the subject recently – ten days to two weeks ago.“It was tough but I understood. It’s been very amicable. Everyone knows how much I rate Brendan. Our relationship is very good.“There hasn’t been a cross word between us. Brendan has been fantastic for me.“My only regret is that I didn’t get to work with him at a younger age.“Since I was 16, 17 years of age, the moment I come into work on a Monday morning my preparations begin to play 90 minutes the following weekend.“That’s the buzz. I’ve always worked hard all week to prepare and make sure my performance is right come the weekend.“When it gets to the stage where you don’t know if you’re going to be starting or not it becomes different.“I’ve never wanted to be a squad player. If I was missing games now, I’d be sitting out even more next season.“I knew it would get worse and worse as time went on.” Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard
Yet, something needs to be done about those additional dropouts and the problem of having students pass every course, meet every requirement except the exit exam, but still not graduate. Last spring, at long last, some California school districts realized they have an easy solution at hand, one that allows recognition for students who pass the test while still letting those who meet every other qualification participate in graduation ceremonies and emerge with a diploma. They gave those students a different kind of sheepskin, calling it a “certificate of completion.” No, these did not have official state recognition as diplomas, but they were signed by all the appropriate local school officials who sign other sheepskins. The figures are not yet in, but the betting here is that senior-year dropout rates were reduced in the two dozen or so districts that tried this tactic. Something like that was clearly needed and still is across most of California. In June 2006, only 279,000 out of 421,000 high school seniors who started the year actually graduated. The rate was probably worse this year, with specific numbers not yet reported. The state is thus admitting that more than one-third of students who start each year as seniors will not graduate. Those numbers show why it’s crucial to come up with new ways to keep kids in school, even those terrified by the exit exam. The alternative diploma can do this job, and legislators casting about for a way to stem dropouts while retaining the meat of the exit exam should embrace it. There’s really nothing new about this concept. Colleges and universities for hundreds of years have recognized different levels of diplomas: Designations like magna cum laude and summa cum laude essentially say that some graduates have been more academically proficient than others, even though all grads meet the basic requirements. Similarly, certificates of completion tell prospective employers that students have attended and passed enough classes to graduate, even if they couldn’t pass one test. Meanwhile, the full-fledged diplomas received by those who pass the exit exam tell employers the minimum skills and knowledge the graduates possess. Yes, there is differentiation, as there should be. But it’s differentiation without the public humiliation of being left out. Instead of driving test-phobic kids away, why not recognize them for attending and passing plenty of classes? Elias is author of the current book The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But the newest surge in dropouts has one very different apparent cause: the state’s high school exit exam. Yes, the happy talk at the time results are published each spring tells us that performance is improving year-by-year, that a higher percentage of high school seniors have passed the test by graduation day each year than the year before. This may be true for those who take the test. But not for thousands of kids scared away from school by the prospect of sitting for the exam. They know that, under today’s rules, if they don’t pass, they won’t graduate. They’ll suffer the humiliation of not walking across the stage with other classmates and never getting to hurl a mortarboard skyward. That won’t be assuaged by an August lawsuit settlement guaranteeing free instruction for up to two years to students who fail the test repeatedly and don’t graduate. Today’s reality is that many kids leave, perhaps after taking the test and failing it once or twice. And the overall dropout rate between freshman enrollment day and graduation day rises 5 percent to 10 percent above previous levels. That’s not exactly what the exit exam was intended for. Realizing this, and realizing that some kids are simply test-phobic and bound to fail despite remedial instructions and despite meeting all other graduation requirements, some parent groups and state legislators want to create an alternate criterion to qualify for graduation. But that would be wrong. The exit exam exists to give credibility to high school diplomas in a day of rampant grade inflation and automatic promotions. For each of the past five years, it’s been accurate to warn entering high school freshmen that if they look around at their classmates, about one-third of the youngsters they see won’t be present on graduation day almost four years later. They will have dropped out. But the days of mere 30 percent to 35 percent dropout rates are gone; early departures now stand at about 40 per- cent statewide, as much as 45 percent in some large urban districts including Los Angeles. Charter schools have not stemmed this tide. Traditional dropouts have been driven by gang activity, plain laziness, curriculum that often seems boring or irrelevant to many students, and the need of many youngsters to take jobs and help support their families.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“That’s the one thing you use to judge a police chief. And he has done it without the officers he needs,” he said. But Councilman Bernard Parks, who preceded Bratton as chief, questioned whether the crime figures are accurate. Parks has long complained that the department changes the way it measures crime by eliminating domestic-violence cases. Bratton and the department argue that they follow federal crime reporting guidelines. “It’s easy to say you’ve reduced violent crime when you’ve taken 20,000 to 30,000 violent crimes out of the reports,” Parks said. “The fact is, the people I represent, if you ask them, do not feel any safer today.” Bratton does have the highest level of City Hall support, however, with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “Bill Bratton is the best chief in the United States,” Villaraigosa said in a statement. “We are lucky to have him. He is the right man in the right job at the right time.” Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton earlier this week touted his achievements to the new Police Commission and laid out future goals. Crime is down in all categories since he took office in 2002, with violent crimes down 31percent and property crimes down 25percent, he said. “The credit goes to the men and women of this department who have been able to achieve this with virtually no increase in the size of the department,” Bratton said. “We are only beginning to see the impact of new hires on the department.” And he said a federal consent decree governing the department’s use of force has put the city at the nation’s forefront in dealing with the issue. Bratton was hired after serving as one of the monitors of the consent decree and earns $300,422 a year in his post. To City Councilman Dennis Zine, an avid Bratton supporter, the chief’s ability is seen in a simple fact: “Crime is down.” And Bratton has merged well into the civic life of Los Angeles. Replacing an African-American as police chief, Bratton has consistently reached out to black leaders in the city, visiting churches and community groups. Bratton also has been able to repair relations with the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which was frequently at odds with Parks and former Chief Willie Williams. Bratton has opened a dialogue with the league and officers, has developed a more consistent discipline policy and is at the scene of all major incidents. “We support the chief for another five-year term,” the league said in a statement. “… He has shown the willingness to hear our views and weigh our positions on a variety of issues.” email@example.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett was accused of robbing two people at gunpoint in an alley behind a Columbus, Ohio, bar early Sunday, the latest trouble for the Buckeyes star who left the school in disgrace and failed to gain early entry into the NFL. Clarett fled the scene and was wanted on two counts of aggravated robbery. According to police, he left in a white sport utility vehicle with two other men and took only a cell phone from his alleged victims, who weren’t injured. The 22-year-old Clarett fled when the bar owner or manager, who knew both Clarett and the victims, came into the alley and identified him shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, detectives said. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said he was informed of the incident on his way to the Fiesta Bowl news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. No ill-will Reigning Olympic skeleton champion Tristan Gale, one of two athletes involved in a sexual harassment scandal surrounding U.S. national coach Tim Nardiello, denied Sunday that her alleged claims stem from not having the chance to defend her gold medal at the Turin Games. Gale said she has not filed any formal grievance against Nardiello, but confirmed that her mother had recently written the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation to detail a long pattern of alleged harassment. Nardiello was placed on administrative leave Saturday amid the harassment allegations, and both the federation and U.S. Olympic Committee are investigating the claims. Lancers finish strong The Lakewood High wrestling team secured the consolation title at the Iolani Tournament in Honolulu on Saturday with a 48-29 victory over Nevada Union. Lakewood finished the tournament 5-2. Mike Bleidestel (171-pound class) pinned his opponent to finsish the tournament 6-0, all via pins. He was also selected to the all-tournament first team. Heavyweight Alex Richie also had a pin in the consolation final. Jack Burch (160) went 6-1 and was a second-team selection, while David Bonthuis (125) was a third-team selection. 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “Obviously, my reaction to that is it’s sad,” Tressel said, “because, as I said the last few times people have brought up the subject, my hope would be that he would have an opportunity to go over to NFL Europe and make a comeback.” “I hope it’s not true, but beyond that, I don’t know much, but my reaction is, I was sad.” Weis nets honor Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis received the Eddie Robinson Award as the nation’s top college football coach. The award, given by the Football Writers Association of America, was presented at the final Fiesta Bowl news conference. Weis’ Fighting Irish meet Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl today. Weis guided Notre Dame to a 9-2 record in his first season at the school after being lured from the New England Patriots, where as offensive coordinator he helped the team win three Super Bowls in four seasons.
FOR the want of a simple lab test, as many as five serial killers may be roaming Los Angeles’ streets. That’s what LAPD Chief Bill Bratton said last week as he and other law enforcement officials pressured Sacramento to fully fund the state’s DNA processing lab, which has a backlog of about 300,000 cases. Police aren’t positive there are serial killers still on the loose. But they do know that thousands of homicide and rape cases are lingering because DNA evidence in the cases has yet to be processed. This clog in DNA cases is bad enough now. But it’s only going to get worse in 2009, when the state starts maintaining data on the DNA of all convicted felons, as approved by the 2004 ballot measure, Proposition 69. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThis is a problem that needs a top priority in Sacramento. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Verizon-USA Luge Slider Search will seek kids aged 11-14 who want to experience the thrill of luge and train with the USA Luge national team, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Centre Pointe Parkway near Ferry Court, Santa Clarita. Cost: $15. Call (800) 872-5843 to register. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Film historian Marc Wanamaker will speak on the history of movie making in the Santa Clarita Valley, 2 p.m. Saturday at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. A membership ice cream social will precede Wanamaker’s presentation at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Call Pat Salatore at (661) 254-1275. Gospel Gumbo Family Fest will feature Crystal Lewis and selected local talent, 6 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Visit TIX.com for tickets. Call Gloria Locke at (661) 775-2775. Spazmatics will perform 1980s pop songs as part of the city’s free Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Star Party will feature telescopes set up for public viewing of the summer night sky, sunset Saturday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call Steve Petzold of the Local Group Astronomy Club at (661) 609-1739 or visit www.lgscv.org. Campfire program, 8-9 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want 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 MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“Fiddler on the Roof” will be presented by the Canyon Theatre Guild, 2 p.m. today at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10-$24. Call (661) 799-2702. Everette Harp will perform instrumental jazz, 6 p.m. today in the amphitheatre at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita. Call (661) 296-8737. Santa Clarita Pop Star competition, 6 p.m. Thursday at Panera Bread, 24133 Baywood Lane, Valencia. Visit www.santaclaritapopstar.com. Tom Nolan Band will perform as part of the Jazz & Blues Concert Series, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday outside the Hyatt Valencia on the corner of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 290-2911. Hot Nights, Cool Tunes dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Annual Downed Officer Support Ride will begin with a memorial ceremony, 8:45 a.m. today at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 799-5112. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. “Meshuggah-Nuns” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with some 2 p.m. Sunday matinees through Aug. 27 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$17. Call (661) 799-2702. “Black Comedy” and “The Real Inspector Hound” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 2 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000.
Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Getty Getty Images – Getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS statement Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week 3 Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future PEP TALK 3 LATEST Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Bulgaria vs England (Monday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTSwitzerland vs Republic of Ireland (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBlackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Gareth Southgate’s England side travel to Bulgaria on Monday targets 3 Southgate admitted it was ‘the poorest’ England had played ‘for a long time’ as goals from Jakub Brabec and Zdenek Ondrasek cancelled out Harry Kane’s fourth-minute penalty.England lead second-placed Czech Republic on goal difference in Group A – and Southgate is looking for a response from his team against Bulgaria.He said: “I don’t think defeats harm teams. If the reaction is good, then what you learn from defeats, what you gain in resilience from defeats, are an important part of a player’s career and a person’s life.“Maybe we were all focusing a lot on next summer, talking a lot about next summer, answering questions about a home tournament and I’ve always maintained that the first thing is we have to qualify.“We haven’t secured that qualification yet, so our focus tomorrow is to get the performance and the result that we need.” appointed LIVE on talkSPORT Gareth Southgate could ring the changes for England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria on Monday.The Three Lions suffered their first qualifying defeat in 10 years when they were beaten 2-1 by the Czech Republic on Friday. rookie error Is this how England could line up against Bulgaria? The England boss could make at three chances to his back-four for the trip to Bulgaria, which is LIVE on talkSPORT.Trent Alexander-Arnold is likely to come in for Kieran Trippier, while Ben Chilwell is the obvious replacement for the suspended Danny Rose, who was slammed by Roy Keane for his performance in Prague.Meanwhile, The Daily Mail claim Tyrone Mings is in line for an England debut at the expense of Michael Keane.It would be a blow to Joe Gomez, whose lack of first-team football at Liverpool appears to be affecting his starting place in the national team. Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff latest Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Marcus Rashford could be given an England start against Bulgaria Despite an injury to Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren was picked ahead of the 22-year-old to partner Virgil van Dijk in the Liverpool defence in their 2-1 win over Leicester before the international break.Meanwhile, Harry Winks could come in for Declan Rice to offer more creativity from a deep-lying midfield role with Jordan Henderson and Mason Mount playing slightly further ahead.Mount failed to make an impression on his first England start against the Czech Republic, but his creativity could be vital in attempting to break down Bulgaria’s defence. Jadon Sancho had little impact at the Sinobo Stadium and could be replaced by Marcus Rashford, who has been preferred as a winger rather than a striker under Southgate.England captain Harry Kane is expected to the lead the line, despite the goalscoring form of Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, with Raheem Sterling on the right wing.How England could look against Bulgaria stalemate on target
14 March 2012 South Africa is seeking international funding for its multi-billion rand water infrastructure building plans, Deputy Water Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said at the World Water Forum (WWF) in Marseille, France on Tuesday.“We’ve got countries coming forward and offering us technology. They’re saying they’d like to partner with us,” Mabudafhasi said after opening a joint South Africa-Lesotho display at the WWF.Asked if South Africa was hoping to attract foreign capital for its plan to spend more than R60-billion on water infrastructure over the next three years, she said: “Yes, that is why we have this stand. We need funding for infrastructure.”Mabudafhasi declined to reveal any details, or to say whether a big deal was imminent. “We are still talking,” she told Sapa.The display-stand at the WWF includes a backdrop photograph of the giant Khatse Dam in Lesotho, the main reservoir for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP).One of the biggest projects in the worldThe project, one of the biggest of its kind in the world, supplies water from Lesotho to South Africa’s industrial heartland, Gauteng.Phase two of the project, which includes the building of a second big dam in Lesotho, as well as the boring of a 38km-long tunnel, is set to start supplying water in July 2020. It will cost an estimated R15.4-billion.Cutting a ribbon to officially open the display, Mabudafhasi described the LHWP as a “classic example” of how to manage water across a border.“Both countries benefit from the water that flows from the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. It’s a classical example of [trans-border] water management.”Lesotho benefited from the revenue it received, and from the jobs the project had created in that country; South Africa benefited from an assured supply of water for Gauteng.Posing for photographs with officials from the Lesotho Highlands Water Commission, the deputy minister assured them: “We won’t waste a drop.”Growing demand for waterShe also noted that urban migration and ageing infrastructure had put a strain on the delivery of water and the provision of sanitation in South Africa.Supplying rural areas and meeting the demands of the country’s growing economy were also contributing factors.Asked to comment on forecasts of a water crunch in South Africa about a decade from now, she said: “We’re very confident our water won’t get finished.”The exhibition hall where she was speaking had a water problem of its own around midday on Tuesday.While several of the country stands inside the hall displayed dozens of ingenious water and sanitation devices, a queue was forming outside the door of the venue’s single, three-toilet restroom.Sapa