first_imgThe people of the Iroquois Confederacy believe that “All members of Creation have spirits, and that, at the creation of Man, they were instructed that “We who walk about on the Earth are to express a great respect, an affection, and a gratitude toward all the spirits which create and support life ….. when people cease to respect and express gratitude for these many things, then all life will be destroyed, and human life on this planet will come to an end.” They believe that the Earth is our mother, and it’s true, as the Earth nurtures and cares for us all. But a caregiver has to be healthy to give care, and our Earth is anything but healthy.Overpopulation and our consumer society have lead to the pollution of air and water, destruction of forests, and leaching of soil fertility.  Soon, Mother Earth will no longer be able to care for us, and the Iroquois will be right.We will die out. You can help by conserving fossil fuels and think before you buy, “Do I really need this, or do I just want it?”Jahnn Swanker-GibsonJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationBroadalbin-Perth’s Tomlinson seizing the day by competing in cross country and golf this fallEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

first_imgGuinness Nigeria Plc. has held the grand finale of the 2017 edition of Guinness Cup. Guinness Cup is an employee competition that fosters team spirit and celebrates employees’ prowess in a range of sporting activities.This year’s edition of the competition featured games such as:  football, volleyball, scrabble, draughts and table tennis. The tournament began with preliminary games and culminated in a high-profile final which held at Agege stadium Lagos.Speaking at the finals, Managing Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Peter Ndegwa, noted that Guinness Cup provided a unique opportunity for Guinness Nigeria employees to ‘live’ the organisation’s purpose – “To Celebrate Life Everyday Everywhere”. He said: “I look forward to the Guinness Cup every year because it presents a unique platform for all Guinness Nigeria employees to have a great time, and celebrate life together in line with our purpose.“Sport is not just a physical activity that produces a winner and the loser. Rather, sporting activities present a unique opportunity to celebrate the best qualities of the human spirit. Qualities like: resilience, teamwork, adaptability, creativity, stamina and the determined pursuit of excellence. I am therefore delighted to enjoy the finals but also recognise employees who are participating in various games”Team Benin emerged overall winner of the football tournament beating the Lagos team to clinch the coveted trophy for the first time in three years.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more