Wowetta Women’s Group commission farine factory

first_imgThe Wowetta Women’s Agro-Processers Group has officially commissioned their farine processing factory in the North Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) as part of Agriculture Month 2018 celebrations.Two members of the Wowetta Women’s Agro-Processers Group showcasing their productsThe factory project commenced in 2015, and was funded by the Canadian Government with support from the Guyana Government, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and Conservation International. It was executed under the title: “Empowering the women of Wowetta to mitigate threats of food security resulting from drought, flooding, wildfire, and extreme climate change.”Agriculture Minister Noel Holder and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock were present at the commissioning ceremony held at the Wowetta Benab in the Annai sub-district of Region Nine.During his feature address, Minister Allicock said the project goes hand in hand with the vision of creating a green economy by empowering the people at the village level.From time immemorial, he said, the Indigenous people have been using cassava as their main staple, and today cassava has about 20 by-products.“The farine factory will now need large supplies of cassava, and you, the people, can supply the facility. Neighbouring Aranaputa has peanuts; let us begin to think about other products and support each other. Let us also begin to look at other crops that are not on the market, and process (them) and make an income for yourselves and the villages,” the minister is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Minister Allicock also said Wowetta is leading women’s empowerment in the North Rupununi, and urged other villages to follow suit.Minister Holder said the contribution of the agriculture sector to the reduction of poverty and enhancement of food security can be undermined by both obvious and less visible disasters due to flooding and drought. “Therefore, we are tasked with attaining more resilient food systems. To achieve this, we need to foster the development of those systems which are designed to reduce disaster risk, such as this farine processing facility with the stocking capacity of 10,000 pounds of farine,” Minister Allicock said.He underscored the importance of adding value to the products produced at the factory, and assured the women’s group that the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) would purchase their products. He noted that their farine already is available in the Guyana Shop in Georgetown.Chairperson of the Wowetta Women’s Group, Priscilla Torres, explained that the group started in 2008, when it was observed that a large number of women in the village were migrating to Brazil to seek jobs.During that time, Torres said, the women’s group began farming several acres of land by way of self-help. The Village Council and Woweta Village Enterprise provided support to the venture.“Today our dreams have come true. While we had a number of challenges, we are happy with the success of the project, and we are proud to say that we have achieved all of our goals,” she declared.From inception of the project, the women benefited from training in customer care, record keeping, maintenance, food handling and business management, among other areas.Once completed, the facility was registered, and an inspection conducted by the Health Ministry’s Food and Drug Department.last_img read more

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Vikes having their way in SCC South

first_img A slow start What a difference a few months – and the loss of the top pitcher in California – can make. Long Beach City’s baseball team, which capped a stellar season in May with the school’s fifth state title, has struggled mightily in the first few weeks of 2007. The Vikings lost their first six games of the season and didn’t earn a victory until Tuesday, when they topped College of the Desert, 3-0. LBCC was outscored 46-19 through the first six games and scored more than three runs only once. Last season, pitching and defense carried the Vikings all the way to a 41-10 record and their first state crown since 1976. Led by South Coast Conference MVP and state player of the year Tommy Peale, LBCC’s pitching staff had a minuscule 2.29 ERA. LBCC also had a .957 fielding percentage and routinely bailed its pitchers out of tough situations with excellent defense. But defense has abandoned the Vikings so far this year. In Saturday’s 7-2 home loss to Chaffey, LBCC committed five errors and wasted a fine effort from sophomore Josh Williams, who allowed just one earned run in 6.1 innings. The Falcons kept the game close throughout – there were 17 lead changes – but fell to 2-3 in the SCC South and 9-17 overall. LBCC visits L.A. Harbor tonight at 7:30 for an SCC South contest. Cerritos hosts Harbor at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The winning streak has reached 11 for the Long Beach City College men’s basketball team. The Vikings improved to 18-10 overall and 5-0 in the South Coast Conference South Division on Friday when they edged rival Cerritos, 89-85. Freshman Chris Brown broke an 85-85 tie with a putback basket with three seconds left and Deon Tresvant sealed the win with a pair of free throws. center_img LBCC hosts Riverside at 2 p.m. Thursday. Cerritos, on the other hand, is off to a fine 6-1 start. The Falcons went 12 innings to beat Palomar 2-1 on Friday, then swept a doubleheader from San Diego Mesa on Saturday, 10-5 and 17-15. Cerritos hosts Victor Valley at 2 p.m. Friday. Above the net LBCC’s men’s volleyball team hosts Orange Coast in a nonconference match at 6 p.m. tonight. The Vikings opened the season by going 4-1 at the LBCC Tournament. They are the defending state champions and have won two of the last three state titles. David Felton can be reached at david.felton@presstelegram.com or (562) 499-1318. 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

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David Flatman Column: If football kicks out every manager like Mackay, there won’t be many left

first_img Malky Mackay This column appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad App from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on twitter @sportmagukImagine someone knocking on your door, barging in and taking away your phone. No time for censoring. Then, imagine a nerd in a dark room raking through it as he listens to thrash metal and twiddles his unwashed hair.For the vast majority of us, it would be torturous. Ask yourself: are you confident there is not one thing on an email, text or old internet search that might offend? There is on mine.Of course, I refer to Malky Mackay, who has been found to have sent some indisputably awful messages. However you look at it, some of his chat was vile.The world of team sport is one full of humour, confrontation, aggression, politics, loyalty, honesty and honour.But allow me to confirm: at least half the jokes that go on in a rugby changing room are unprintable. The themes and language involved would land on news desks across the country like an atom bomb at a barbecue.Don’t imagine, please, muggy rooms full of racist, sexist animals tearing into one another. But do imagine a dynamic where very little is off limits. If you’re white, fat, black, religious, bald, Irish, Welsh, English, Australian – whatever, you’ll get it. Vegetarians keep very quiet.My point isn’t that Mackay’s language and insinuations were acceptable; they were coarse and indicative of a socially uneducated, ignorant mind. But I don’t think this should be the end of his career.If he is to be booted out of football, those doing the booting must have never sent a message that might have offended had it been printed. Do those people exist? I’m not sure I know any.Also, if we remove all football managers who lack the social intelligence to avoid using such language then, much as I love the game, there won’t be many left. 1last_img read more

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Has Luis Suarez put on weight? Pictures of ex-Liverpool star playing for Barcelona

first_imgHe’s been known to enjoy the odd bite, but it looks as though Luis Suarez has been tucking into a few too many defenders when he took to the pitch for Barcelona ‘B’s clash with Indonesia U19 yesterday.The former Liverpool man looked rounder, compared to the lean attacker who terrorised defences and fired the Reds within touching distance of Premier League glory last season. It ultimately mattered little, as Barca won 6-0 with Suarez bagging a brace, and with the Uruguayan still a month away from returning to first team action following his ban, we’re confident he’ll be fighting fit soon enough.Click the arrow on the image above to see more shots of large Luis and check out his goals below… 7 7 Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona ‘B’ Luis Suarez looked quite porky as he turned out for Barcelona ‘B’ – Click the arrow to see more images 7 7 Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona ‘B’ – Click the arrow to see more images Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona ‘B’ – Click the arrow to see more images 7 7 Luis Suarez looked more ‘robust’ as he turned out for Barcelona ‘B’ – Click the arrow to see more images Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona ‘B’ – Click the arrow to see more images 7 Luis Suarez in action for Barcelona ‘B’ – Click the arrow to see more images last_img read more

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SOCCER – BONAGEE UTD CLUB NOTES

first_imgLast Sunday the Donegal league team drew 1-1 away against Kerrykeel. They now play Ballybofey Utd. on Sunday week in Ballyare in the play off for promotion.The U.S.L. team defeated Fanad away 5-2 in the League Cup last Tuesday night with goals from Aiden Mc Laughlin (2) Dean Larkin, Jason Ashmore and Anthony Appiah. They are home to Drumkeen this Sunday 21st in the cup.The under 14 tigers completed an historic season for the management team of Mickey Kelly, Charlie Patton and Bernard Harkin, when they defeated Swilly Ramblers 3-1 in the cup final at Ballyare last Saturday evening. Having already clinched the league title, Clement Abu notched a brace of goals while Ronan Mc Cann was also on target. In a great all round team performance, Ross Marley emerged player of the match. The under 14 team defeated an under strength Swilly Rovers side, with James Carolan scoring 5, while on Saturday morning at the Aura centre, James scored a hat -trick, and Peter Mc Eniff added another as they defeated Letterkenny Rovers 4-3. They were due to play Dunfanaghy this week. They complete their league season with games against champions elect Illistrin and Ballyraine. Having won the Europa league a few weeks ago, the under 16 side are due to meet Illistin in the league cup final this Saturday. Kick off at 5.30pm at Leckview Pk. All support welcome. In the last 10 days our u12 team defeated Glencar 6-0, Adam Murphy 1, Peter Carr 1 Daragh Ellision and Jordan Nugent both scored 2,Jack Murphy and Peter Carr were best for Bonagee. They also beat Lagan 5-1, Peter Carr, Jonathan Coady, Dylan O’Brien Jordan Nugent and Jack Murphy all on the Score sheet to guarantee second place in the League. Daragh Ellision was man of the match.There was one match five no. winner in the clubs weekly lotto draw Jim O’Donnell Correnagh who gets €50. Numbers drawn were 3, 4,6,10,11,14 lucky no. 8. Next weeks jackpot is now €2100. Lucky no. winner’s Jasmine Funston Sligo, Sammy Harvey Drumnahoe, David Lackey Dublin, Jack Gildea Correnagh and Ryan Rainey Drumany. Lotto Plus winner’s €50 Donal M. Coyle Correnagh, €30 Kevin O’ Malley Dromore and €20 Katie Haughey Listillion. The club are holding a table quiz in Arena 7 next Friday night 26th April starting at ten sharp. Teams of four are welcome on the night SOCCER – BONAGEE UTD CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 17th, 2013 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:Bonagee Utd club noteslast_img read more

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Liverpool release new away kit for 2018/19 season

first_img1 Liverpool have released their away kit for the 2018/19 season. Away from Anfield.Wear the Liver Bird proudly on your chest.The #NBFootball @LFC 18-19 away kit has arrived.#ThisMeansMore #LFC pic.twitter.com/RpSrQXnbRi— New Balance Football (@NBFootball) June 13, 2018According to liverpoolfc.com: ‘The New Balance design comes in a deep violet shade, which last featured on the team’s third strip for 2012/13, and provides a striking alternative to the traditional home kit.’In case anyone was wondering, the hashtag accompanying kit releases that never make any sense is #thismeansmore.Does the purple remind anyone else of Harchester United, everyone’s favourite fictional footy team?last_img read more

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Man United make enquiry for £65m star who is ‘confident’ deal will be done soon

first_imgHarry Maguire is confident he will be a Manchester United player before the start of the Premier League season.The Red Devils have enquired about the availability of the Leicester City man, who is valued at £65 million. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM targets Harry Maguire impressed in his debut season for Leicester City The report goes on to claim the commanding centre-back was attracting the attention of the likes of United and Manchester City before the tournament in Russia.During the Carabao Cup quarter-final against City, Pep Guardiola commended the former Sheffield United man on the pitch for his display.United are in the market for a ball-playing defender after selling Daley Blind back to Ajax earlier this month. REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Harry Maguire scored England’s first goal against Sweden in the quarter-final GETTY center_img IN DEMAND Although they were interested in Tottenham Hotspur star Toby Alderweireld, a deal between the two parties looks incredibly unlikely to happen.Daniel Levy has refused to trade with the Premier League side since 2008. 2 Latest Transfer stories from talksport.com LATEST targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ And he is sure the deal will be done before United’s Premier League game of the season…against the Foxes.According to the Daily Mirror, the defender is extremely ambitious and is set to reject his current club’s new £100,000-a-week contract offer.Maguire only joined Leicester from relegated Hull City last summer in a £17 million.But after starring for England at the World Cup in Russia (where he helped Gareth Southgate’s men reach the semi-finals) he has his heart set on a move. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland last_img read more

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FLANAGAN’S FURNITURE OWNER -THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO FOR PEOPLE OWED MONEY

first_imgThe owner of the ill-fated Flanagan’s Furniture Store has urged people to write to his store if they have paid for furniture which they have not received.Brian Flanagan said he cannot give out any furniture as all of his assets have been frozen following the liquidation of the Buncrana store.The company, which had five stores across Ireland, closed on Saturday evening with the loss of up to 50 jobs. A spokesman for the store said staff had tried to contact as many people who had paid deposits as possible to let them know about the liquidation.A number of people have since contacted the store saying they have paid for furniture which they have not received.One woman said she had paid €3,000 for furniture which she had not received.Mr Flanagan said if people contacted his store by letter, he would pass the letters on to the liquidator. It is hoped that this liquidator will be appointed in the coming days.FLANAGAN’S FURNITURE OWNER -THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO FOR PEOPLE OWED MONEY was last modified: November 22nd, 2011 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:Flanagan’s Furniturelast_img read more

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DRUNKEN MAN ACCUSED CUSTOMER AT CHINATOWER RESTAURANT OF BEING WITH THE ‘SPECIAL BRANCH’

first_imgA man has been fined for threatening, abusive and insulting behavior in a public place. Gordon McBrearty, pleaded guilty to the offence which occurred on the 21st of March, 2014.The court were told that Mr McBrearty made a string of insulting remarks to a Chinese member of staff, at the popular Chinatower Restaurant located on the Ramelton Road, Letterkenny. Mr McBrearty then launched into a drunken tirade against an innocent customer in the same restaurant.He accused the man of being with involved with the ‘Special Branch’ before adding that he also believed the man was an ‘informer’ and a ‘rat’.The court were told how Mr McBrearty had 12 previous convictions, which were mostly caused due to an excess consumption of alcohol.Mr McBrearty’s solicitor Mr Rory O’Brien said his client was deeply remorseful for his actions, and said he was just having ‘banter’ with the staff member and just wanted to talk to her, and insisted he didn’t mean to cause any harm or offence.O’Brien also added that Mr McBrearty denied making some of the remarks he is accused of but pleaded guilty to the offence because he wanted to put the incident behind him.O’Brien told the court that Mr McBrearty had been in bad place following the break-up of a ten year relationship from which he has two young children.O’Brien added that McBrearty a qualified architect technologist had been out of that line of work since 2008, and it’s only since 2009 and the break-up of his relationship that the convictions he received began to accumulate.O’Brien said, Mr McBrearty no longer drank alcohol and was making an honest attempt to get his life back on track.Judge Paul Kelly said, “What you said was grossly offensive and borders on being racist, there is no excuse for that type of behavior.“It’s clear you have an issue with alcohol, as in previous convictions it has been a contributing factor in your other convictions.“This is your yellow card so to speak, I don’t want to see you up before me again.He fined McBrearty €250 and and gave him two months to pay the fine.DRUNKEN MAN ACCUSED CUSTOMER AT CHINATOWER RESTAURANT OF BEING WITH THE ‘SPECIAL BRANCH’ was last modified: June 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:courtsnewslast_img read more

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Shop manager who fell out with owner torched pub in arson attack

first_imgA shop-manager who had a disagreement with the owner later went and torched the adjoining pub.Shane McGinley of Crievesmith, Letterkenny, set fire to the Snug 39 pub after getting into the premises through a side window on January 2nd last year. Gardai had received a report concerning the premises at Oldtown, Letterkenny, and CCTV footage identified the defendant as the culprit.Garda Michelle Kelly told Letterkenny Circuit Court she had gone to investigate and found the premises filled with smoke “and a lot of damage done”.A cash register had been removed along with optics and bottles.McGinley, aged 35, formerly of Killylastin Heights, was plainly seen on the CCTV footage.Local businessman, John Larkin, knew the defendant who had managed the shop attached to the pub.There had been a disagreement between them and the relationship did not come to an amicable end, Garda witness told the court.The Garda added “He had drink taken and thought he would do some damage to the property.”McGinley admitted the arson attack after being arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.He had two previous convictions relating to minor road traffic offenses.Following the incident at the pub, he had sought a place in the White Oaks rehabilitation centre.The court was told that the injured party had chosen not to make a victim impact statement.Barrister for the accused, Ivan Toner said when Gardai called to his client’s home, he had led them to the property immediately. “When Gardai arrived at the door, he showed them where the items were before being asked.”On the night of the fire, McGinley admitted he had taken drink and sleeping tablets. He had not come to the attention of Gardai since.Barrister Ivan Toner said his client had a troubled life and in 2002 had suffered “very serious injuries” after being knocked over by a drunk driver.It had triggered a “depressive state” and on four subsequent occasions, he had attempted to take his own life.Describing the incident as a “moment of madness”, the barrister pointed to a very favourable probation and welfare report and suggested a number of conditions be attached to whatever sentence was imposed.“He knows it was completely wrong and irrational and should not have happened”, said Mr Toner who told the court it had been an “isolated incident”.Judge John Aylmer said arson was “always a very serious offense” but said the defendant clearly had a very troubled background.Referring to the defendant’s depression and a history of mental illness, Judge Aylmer offered to give him the fullest possible credit for the mitigating features involved and described it as an unusual case.He sentenced the defendant to three and a half years imprisonment, suspended for a period of two years on condition that he enter into a bond of 100 euro to keep the peace and be of good behaviour and remain under the supervision of the Probation Services.He also ordered McGinley to stay away from alcohol and unprescribed intoxicants and to attend all appointments with the probation board and to engage in one to one programmes with the services.Shop manager who fell out with owner torched pub in arson attack was last modified: July 16th, 2018 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:arsonattackletterkennyOldtownpublast_img read more

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