Govt employing smoke and mirror tactics

first_imgDear Editor,As Guyanese say “When yuh hand in tiger mouth, yuh got to pat he head” and so it is in Guyana presently, with a Government facing an unhappy electorate, the patting of heads has begun in earnest.The Ministers who have recently fallen from ivory towers have dusted off unused hearts, affixed same to sleeves and are among the populace in small packs, in a hurry to give you goodies from the bags of promises previously made but heretofore forgotten.The election injection is indeed the cure for all inflictions. The coalition Government is employing smoke and mirror tactics to avoid that cure, but given the record of the incumbent Attorney General, they are nonetheless pragmatically engaged in ‘Government outreach’ to persuade the population that the fruits of all the magic bean trees are now ripe for the picking. House lots; Cash grants; Jobs that do not involve breadfruits; ICT hubs; call centres; Small business loans are among the contents of the ‘I Heart you’ package. When Damien Marley sang “Some boy nuh know dis, dem only come around like tourist, On the beach with a few club sodas, Bedtime stories,… And don’t know the real hardcore” he could well have been talking about Granger’s band of kavakamites.Editor, it is only fair for a deprived population to take what is on offer. I urge my fellow Guyanese to go get whatever is being shared; it is, after all, our patrimony. We have been taxed an additional $88 billion a year by this Administration.We, the people, have paid for their extravagances, their jet-setting, ‘doing anything but work for the people’ lifestyles. So take what’s on offer, but do not be fooled, all skin teeth nah laugh, these are the forced baring of fangs, false love and patience on display and after this ‘nice time’ cometh our penance should they ever be voted into office again.The ominous signs are plain for all to see, if this hand evades the bite of the Constitution, the bite that demands lawful elections, the bite that expresses the true will of the people, then the Granger Administration will destroy all the tigers that keep them in check, the Constitution; GECOM: Integrity Commission; Procurement Commission and of course the parliamentary Opposition. Jessie Burnham famously penned “Beware, I say my brother Forbes, His motto is the personal ends of power justify any mean means used to achieve them. His Bible is the Prince by Machiavelli. And we the people should he come to power will be only pawns in his endless game of self-advancement.” A similar warning is now issued about Forbes’ acolyte David Granger, complete with evidence of his rule to date. Stay Woke.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Liverpool star Salah backs Egypt women’s rights campaign

first_img0Shares0000Since arriving at Liverpool from Roma in the close-season, Mohamed Salah has already scored 10 times, including four in his last three appearancesCAIRO, Egypt, Nov 23 – Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has thrown his support behind a UN-sponsored campaign to end violence against women in his homeland Egypt where sexual harassment is rampant.Hundreds of thousands of people viewed an animated video teaching men to respect women and their rights after national team icon Salah shared it online. “Because I’m a man who understands that a man and a woman have the same rights and responsibilities, I decided to support the ‘Because I’m a man’ campaign,” Salah wrote in posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Wednesday.Salah, feted as a hero at home after his late penalty in October sent Egypt to the World Cup for the first time since 1990, is currently the leading scorer in the English Premier League this season.He is also high up in the running for African footballer of the year awards.The video, produced as part of a campaign by UN Women Egypt and Egypt’s state-run National Council for Women, showed a man rejecting widespread stereotypes over the role of women in the country’s conservative society.“Because I’m a chivalrous man, I stood up to violence against women,” a voice says.The treatment of women is a major problem in Egypt where a UN study in 2013 said that 99.3 percent of them had experienced at least one form of harassment and 82.6 percent did not feel safe in the streets.Getting backing by popular figures like Salah is a key way for campaigns to spread their message and UN Women Egypt sent him “special thanks” online for being “one of the first supporters”.Egypt’s qualification for the World Cup sparked jubilation across the nation and days of press coverage, with Salah’s hometown Basyoun renaming a school in his honour.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GM unloads health trust fund

first_imgGM shares rose $3.22, or 9.4 percent, to $37.64. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said it may raise GM’s long-term debt rating, which is currently below investment grade. “We view the tentative agreement and its apparent terms as a historic milestone toward the long-term improvement in fundamentals and survival at the North American automakers,” KeyBanc analyst Brett Hoselton wrote in a note to investors. The GM contract will be reviewed by local UAW presidents this week and will be subject to a vote of GM’s 74,000 rank-and-file members. Voting is expected to begin this weekend, Gettelfinger said. If members vote against the agreement they could go back on strike, but Gettelfinger said he’s confident it will be ratified. “We’re very comfortable with this agreement and we’re happy to be able to recommend it to our membership,” Gettelfinger said. Tom Brune, who works at a GM plant in Wentzville, Mo., said he was happy to go back to work. “There is a lot of relief, but that’s coupled with anxiety to see details of the agreement,” Brune said as he stood near a pile of strike placards at UAW Local 2250. GM and the UAW said the tentative contract includes the health care trust but said they wouldn’t release more details until the contract is ratified. GM said the contract will make it significantly more competitive. The company, which lost $2 billion last year and is in the midst of a restructuring, went into the negotiations seeking to cut or erase what it said is about a $25-per-hour labor cost disparity with the U.S. employees of Japanese competitors. GM has said it pays workers $73.26 an hour in wages and benefits. “This agreement helps us close the fundamental competitive gaps that exist in our business,” Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said. “There’s no question this was one of the most complex and difficult bargaining sessions in the history of the GM-UAW relationship.” Deutsche Bank auto analyst Rod Lache said the agreement to move retiree health care costs off GM’s books could eventually reduce the labor cost gap by $18 an hour. GM would pay about 70 percent of its obligation, or nearly $36 billion, into the trust, called a Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association, according to a person who was briefed on the contract and asked not to be identified by name because the contract details aren’t yet public. Gettelfinger said the UAW’s projections show the VEBA will secure retirees for 80 years. GM currently has 340,000 hourly retirees and spouses. Gettelfinger said he recognizes some in the union are opposed to the VEBA, but the union has supported the idea for several years. After ratification, the VEBA memorandum would have to be approved by the courts and would be reviewed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, GM said. One of the people briefed on the contract said that because GM’s pension fund has more money than its expected obligations, both sides agreed to tap into it to fund the trust. Retirees also would get a pension increase, but it would be offset by an equal increase in health care contributions, the person said. In exchange for their ratification, union members would get a one-time bonus of $3,000 and then bonuses of 3 percent, 4 percent and 3 percent of their annual pay each year for the last three years of the contract, said one of the people briefed on the contract. GM also committed to future investments in U.S. plants, that person said. Gettelfinger said job security was the major issue that caused the strike, but he wouldn’t say Wednesday whether GM has promised specific future products to U.S. factories. That person also said GM would hire temporary autoworkers at full company wages and benefits. The company has approximately 6,000 temporary workers, the person said. Temporary workers who have been at the company for less than 90 days would be hired at a lower wage, the person said. The pact also includes a lower wage structure for newly hired workers in certain nonmanufacturing jobs such as sanitation workers, that person said. The person said in order to make way for the new hires, GM would offer early retirement and buyout packages of $35,000 to workers now in the positions. Hoselton said that agreement paves the way for a two-tier wage structure throughout the company and industry, something the automakers have been seeking.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – General Motors Corp. won its struggle to unload $51 billion in retiree health costs and improve competitiveness in the latest round of contract talks with the United Auto Workers, but not without a short-lived strike that wrung promises out of GM to keep jobs at U.S. plants. The two sides tentatively agreed Wednesday to a groundbreaking agreement that allows GM to move its unfunded retiree health care costs into an independent trust administered by the UAW. The union also agreed to lower wages for some workers. In exchange, the UAW won commitments from GM to invest in U.S. plants, bonuses and an agreement to hire thousands of temporary workers, which will boost UAW membership, according to a person who was briefed on the contract. The person requested anonymity because the details haven’t been publicly released. Wall Street applauded news of the deal, sending GM shares up more than 9 percent. The union said the agreement with the nation’s largest automaker was reached shortly after 3 a.m. The UAW canceled its two-day strike about an hour later and workers were back in GM’s 80 U.S. facilities Wednesday afternoon. GM lost production of about 25,000 vehicles due to the strike, according to CSM Worldwide Inc. Analysts had suggested a short strike could actually improve GM’s outlook because it would cut back on inventory levels. last_img read more

Roddick ready for No. 1 & Co.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Roddick does acknowledge having idle thoughts about Federer when he’s practicing, but only because Federer’s the world’s best player. “You think about it just because you’re trying to shoot for the best,” Roddick explained. “Obviously, he’s established himself as that in the last couple of years. But, “am I obsessed with it? Do I have pictures on my wall or something? No.” Roddick lost his opening match at the U.S. Open last August to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who was making his debut in the tournament. The upset, on his 23rd birthday, stung Roddick and fueled some intense offseason workouts. MELBOURNE, Australia — Andy Roddick is taking the Australian Open one Swiss at a time. The second-seeded Roddick opens the season’s first major against Michael Lammer, a 23-year-old qualifier from Switzerland. If the men’s draw plays out according to seedings, Roddick will meet top-ranked Roger Federer, the 24-year-old Swiss star and overwhelming favorite, in the final. But after a shocking first-round exit at the U.S. Open, Roddick is not planning any further ahead than tonight’s encounter with Lammer on Rod Laver Arena. “We get asked about possible matchups down the road all the time, but I’m only worried about Lammer right now that’s the honest truth,” said Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion. “I want to get through that one and then just keep going.” center_img “To be completely frank, it really (ticked) me off, put a little bit of a chip on my shoulder,” Roddick said. “But I think I work better like that. It gave me something to prove. “I feel more motivated for this than I ever have been.” In other men’s matches today, Masters Cup champion David Nalbandian is against Udomchoke Danai of Thailand and Sydney International winner James Blake faces Jose Acasuso of Argentina. On the women’s side, top-ranked Lindsay Davenport faces Australian wild-card entry Casey Dellacqua and defending champion Serena Williams is against China’s Li Na. Venus Williams, seeded 10th, faces Tszvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria and 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova plays Germany’s Sandra Kloesel. Justine Henin-Hardenne, the 2004 Australian Open winner and reigning French Open champion, won the Sydney International on Saturday in her comeback from a right hamstring strain. The 23-year-old Belgian faces Marta Domachowska of Poland in the first round. Henin-Hardenne’s compatriot, U.S. Open winner Kim Clijsters, said she’s still no certainty to be fit for her first-round match against Cho Yoon-jeong of South Korea. Clijsters injured her left hip and withdrew from the Sydney tournament last Wednesday and still is not confident it’s 100 percent. “Hopefully it will get better. It’s a lot better than what it was when it happened,” said Clijsters, who sought and was granted a Tuesday start. She was able to practice on Sunday morning and hoped to build up the intensity, leaving a decision on her fitness for as long as she can. As of Sunday evening, all of the top 20 ranked women and 46 of the top 50 were entered in the draw. It is only the second time in 30 years that all of the top 10 ranked women are entered in the main draw at the Australian Open. Martina Hingis, making a comeback to the majors after three years off the tour, is among the eight women in the draw who have held the No. 1 ranking. She won three straight titles at Melbourne Park from 1997-99, then lost three finals in a row from 2000-02. Hingis isn’t ranked and relied on a wild-card entry from organizers to make the main draw. “It feels different definitely from coming here playing in ’95 when I was 15, (as a) fearless rookie,” she said Sunday. “Ten years later, definitely you have some butterflies in your stomach.” She lost to Henin-Hardenne in the first round at Sydney last week, but said it helped her work out where she fits into the scene. “I don’t think it was too bad to lose to the eventual champion,” Hingis said. “Playing her definitely showed me what it’s all about now, being a top-10 player and winning Slams.” She can take a lead from fellow Swiss, Federer. Federer lost an exhibition match to Tommy Haas at Kooyong on Wednesday, but said it didn’t hurt his preparation. And he doesn’t mind his status as the favorite in Melbourne to pick up his seventh Grand Slam title. “I enjoy being the big favorite, you know, not just the favorite but the big one,” Federer said. “I always prefer the situation to be the favorite than the contender because I always feel the contender needs to do their work and all this, where the favorite, he can see what the other guys do. “I obviously have to make sure that I win my matches, but mentally I’m that tough that I don’t have a problem with that.” For results of early Monday matches, see Scoreboard/B7. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Santa Clarita Senior Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Computer training for the visually impaired will be offered, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A3. Canasta will be played, 1-4 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. The following events will take place this week at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. For information, call (661) 259-9444. MONDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Group Crafts, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A2. Computer Training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. Oil painting class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. TUESDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Emotional support, 10-11 a.m. in the Modular. Grief support, 11 a.m.-noon in the Modular. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Creative-writing class, open to all ages, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Cost: $4 per class. Santa Clarita Senior Hams will meet, 1-2 p.m. in Room A2. Tap dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Watercolor class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. Duplicate bridge will be played, 6:45-10 p.m. in the dining room. Call Kathy at (661) 253-1105 or Rand at (661) 295-4644. WEDNESDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Oil painting class, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A1. Archaeology & Anthropology, 9:30-11:15 a.m. in Room A3. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Arthritis exercise group will meet, 10:20-10:50 a.m. in the dining room. Blood pressure checks, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Calligraphy class, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Line Dance, 6:30-8 p.m. THURSDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room A2. Computer Training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Ballroom dancing will be taught, 7-8 p.m. in the dining room. FRIDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Caregiver support, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Modular. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Food bingo will be played, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Room A1. Computer training for the visually impaired, noon-2 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Live, Love and Laugh will meet, 1-2 p.m. in the Modular. SATURDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bingo will be played, 3:30-9:30 p.m. in the dining room. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgSponsored SkydiveJulie Patton from Drumkeen and friends Emma Brolly and Eimear Mc Elchar are taking part in a sponsored skydive at Galway airport on the 29th March 2014, in memory of Shane Patton and Shane Brolly. All proceeds going to Our Lady’s Hospital for sick children Crumlin, donations big or small would be greatly appreciated. Contact Julie on 086 1958421 or email if you would like to donate. Drumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 07th Mar 7.30-9.30 pm. Leaders on duty this week Sandra Kennedy, Lauren Guthrie and John Mc Laughlin. Thanks to AB Fitness for the fun workout last week“Date for your Diary” our Easter quiz is on Fri 11th April, more details later Drumkeen Community ChildcareEnrolment Evening (ECCE / Playschool places only)Date: Monday 10th March 2014 Time: 7.30pm Venue: Drumkeen Community ChildcareParents are asked to bring the following information;Both child & parent’s PPS number, Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate, Copy of Child’s Immunisation,Authorisation of collection photos (person collecting your child on your behalf)To qualify your child must be no less than 3 years 2 months and no more than 4 years 7 months on September 2014 (children must be born between 2 February 2010 and 30 June 2011). Phone 074 91 49919 for enquiries Spinning/Circuits/BoxerciseSpinning classes continue mornings and evenings, also circuit training and Boxercise? There is something to suit everyone just give Benny a call on 086 4562271 for details or check out our Facebook page AB Fitness.Jiving ClassesJiving classes continue in the parish hall every Monday from 9pm-10pm. For more information contact Aaron on 086 2431359. St. Mary’s GAABingo continues in Hall at 8.30 The National GAA Draw tickets are now on Sale priced at €10 ALL money goes directly to your Local GAA Club there are great prizes to be won from All-Ireland Football and Hurling packages AND trips to Australia and New York . Ticket sellers from St Marys Club will be calling around the Parish soon. Underage training from 6-7 on Fri Bring €2 and Drink Can all parents please ensure that their child keeps on the Footpath and that they are collected from the Playing Field after each session.Senior men Training as NormLadies training 7-8 Tues evening and sun morning 10.30 till 11-30 in clubhouse check page for detail new players welcomeBest wishes to our Ladies Niamh Mailey, Cathy De Ward and Kelly Wilson in their matches for the Donegal Senior ladiesDrumkeen Utd FCLotto Results 23rd Feb 08, 10, 15, 18. No jackpot winner 3 winners €34 each. Concepta Mc Namee, Drumkeen. Kathleen Bonner, Aughygault. Darelle Mc Daid, Stralongford. Next weeks jackpot € 3,300.00 Lotto’s only €2Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 26th Feb 13, 14, 15, 21. No jackpot winner. 1 winner €100 Laurence Arbuckle, Muff. Next weeks jackpot €2,100. Go raibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN WOMAN TO UNDERTAKE SKYDIVE FOR CHARITY was last modified: March 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

Chelsea v West Brom line-ups: Costa starts, Remy on bench, Albion duo return

first_imgDiego Costa starts for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion despite limping off during the final stages of Sunday’s FA Cup win against Scunthorpe.John Mikel Obi is again given the nod in midfield, while skipper John Terry returns to the starting line-up after being rested at the weekend. Loic Remy is on the Blues bench after recovering from injury.Meanwhile, Jonas Olsson and Victor Anichebe are back in the Albion squad following hamstring injuries. Olsson starts and Anichebe is a substitute.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Matic, Ramires, Kenedy, Loftus-Cheek, Remy.West Brom: Myhill; Olsson, Yacob, Evans, Morrison, Brunt, McClean, McAuley, Fletcher, Dawson, Rondon.Subs: Foster; Chester, Gardner, Anichebe, Berahino, McManaman, Sessegnon.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

A’s Matt Chapman doesn’t start, while Sean Manaea inches closer

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Matt Chapman was left out of the A’s starting lineup for the second game in a row with ankle soreness, but he did enter in the ninth inning as a defensive replacement.It’s precautionary, manager Bob Melvin noted before the game, about not starting Chapman.“You don’t want to go out a bit sore and have it get worse or linger,” Melvin said.Chapman has been on a tear lately, batting .563 in 16 at-bats since the All-Star break with a 1.152 OPS dating back to June 14. …last_img read more

South African family gets house for Mandela Day

first_img20 July 2015When Gloria Mokgothu’s shack in Klerksdorp Extension 12, in North West was destroyed twice by fire in 2012, she had to rebuild her home from the debris; being a home owner was only a distant dream.But now, thanks to Nelson Mandela International Day, which was celebrated on 18 July, Mokgothu is the proud owner of a fully furnished five-room house. It consists of two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and a bathroom with a toilet.The house was donated by Masikhule Projects as it joined the rest of the world and heeded the call for people to recognise their individual power to make an imprint by changing the lives of ordinary people.Every year on 18 July, South Africans and the international community honour the late Nelson Mandela by doing acts of kindness for others and helping the less fortunate on his birthday.This is an annual international day of humanitarian action in celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy, and has been declared by the United Nations.A mother of four, Mokgothu, 55, shared the shack with her ill husband, Kenneth, 54. The whole family relies on her husband’s old age grant, which is the only source of income.Receiving the house, an elated Mokgothu said her family would no longer have to run for cover during windy and rainy seasons.“I have nothing but praises for Masikhule Projects for what they have done for me and my family and I wish them success in their business venture,” she said.Masikhule Projects chief operating officer Major Nguphane encouraged other business people to invest in changing lives in their communities.“If each one of us can help at least one person or one family, we can definitely make a huge difference in improving the quality of life of our people,” Nguphane said.North West local government and human settlements MEC Collen Maine, who witnessed the house being handed over, appealed to other business people to work with the government to change the lives of people in disadvantaged communities.“Government alone cannot reach out to each and every citizen. Those who are more fortunate must appreciate what they already have and plough back to their communities,” Maine said.Meanwhile, other several housing developers pledged to donate 29 houses to needy and destitute families throughout the province, as part of commemorating Nelson Mandela International Day.Speaking to some of the families in Taung on Friday, Maine said the department had, through ward councillors, identified families living in awful conditions, especially where there were elderly and disabled people.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Tonsee® Noble Crystal Crown Newborn Baby Kids Girl Pearl Hair Band Princess Headwear : Lovely for a doll.

first_img Looks so cute just leaves a little mark on front of her head n not tight at all don’t bother my daughter tho. I didn’t expect it to be as nice as it was,fast delivery too. The most adorable little headband for such a cheap price. This is the most adorable item i have bought for my granddaughter, it is just beautiful. The delivery was way faster than expected, all in all i’m extremely happy with this product. Would definitely order from this seller again. Better than expected for the price. Lovely little prop for newborn photography. Really cute, it’s a little heavy but will look very pretty. Git this for my niece as she is a flower girl at our wedding. Great size, neither too big nor small and looks so cute on. Cannot believe how good a price this was. My daughter looks lovely with it on well worth the money x. Looks good on my little one. Arrive on time as stated looks lovely. Super cute, never seen such beautiful headbands for baby. Super cute, never seen such beautiful headbands for baby girls. Bought this as a gift for a pregnant mom who is expecting a girl, shes loves it. The band is very soft for babys head. I have given this 5 stars as for the purpose i need this it’s perfect. I bought this for my daughters doll, however i would not put this on a real baby. The tiara part is metal and would be in direct contact with the babies head. Fits my tiny 1 perfectly – thank you. The crown a bit heavy for baby head can’t stay in it long. Happy with this item and i would be happy to buy from this seller again. Perfect for a photo shoot and sizing is good for newborns. The crown part might be a bit to heavy for s new borns head. Lovely for a doll.super cute, never seen such beautiful headbands for baby Princess headbandTonsee® Noble Crystal Crown Newborn Baby Kids Girl Pearl Hair Band Princess Headwear (C)Material: FabricOK for baby age from 0-12 Years oldGood Elastic DesignBrand NewBest choice for birthday, party and photo!last_img read more