Supenaam-Good Hope youths call for Govt’s intervention to fix sport facility

first_imgYouths in Supenaam-Good Hope and neighbouring villages on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Supenaam-Pomeroon), are calling on Government to fix the community centre to facilitate sports and other events, which will help them to engage in meaningful activities.The current state of the Good Hope groundThe call by the young people was echoed and reiterated by Coach and educator Albert Tucker. Tucker told Guyana Times that the plot of land, which was given to the community for sports, if fixed, would be a tribute to young people being constructively engaged. The land is in Good Hope village. He said that last year the Social Cohesion Ministry had promised to donate some money towards the development of the ground, but that promise was yet to materialise.The Community Centre building is being taken over by vegetationPresently, the ground is in a deplorable state. The Coach added that once assistance was given by the Government, the community was willing to assist in the works to be carried out. He added that they could also adapt the Community Centre building, next door to the ground, which was presently not functioning and was slowly being taken over by vegetation. According to the Coach, he is presently engaging the youths, both male and female, in cricket and football, but space to practice is the problem. He said that he was hoping that the Administration would come on board and fix the Community Centre Ground, to encourage youths to engage in positive activities.last_img read more

FSJ will bid to host 2014 BC Winter Games

first_imgHowever, Councillor Don Irwin, who seconded a motion to host the games, said he felt that the letters of support signaled more than enough interest. The move comes despite the city receiving only 5 letters of support for the bid after asking for letters from over 70 regional sport organizations in September. [asset|aid=600|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=moosefm_news-20081110T2322.mp3] If the city is successful in the bid, it will have to put forward a minimum of $45,000 cash and $50,000 in-kind services. However, Councillor Larry Evans, who was involved in the 1984 Winter Games, says the games should also bring financial benefit to the city.center_img – Advertisement -Council voted in favour of the bid at Monday night’s council meeting. If this bid is successful, it will be the second time the city has hosted the winter games. It will also be the thirtieth anniversary of the first time the city hosted the games back in 1984. The city of Fort St. John has officially decided to put forth a bid to host the 2014 BC Winter Games.last_img read more

North Peace Cultural Centre presents Vivace

first_imgPosted to the NPCC website, the four beautiful voices ~ One glorious sound Canada’s biggest classical-pop group to emerge since “The Canadian Tenors”- Advertisement -Vivace is a sophisticated and thrilling combination of four exceptional pop and classical singers who have toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada, captivating audiences everywhere they go.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Cultural Centre presents live, Vivace. Vivace’s stirring combination of male and female voices creates a sound that is exclusively their own, setting them apart in the classical-crossover pantheon. With a rich and diverse repertoire ranging from pop songs to opera arias, to their own self-written material, Vivace undoubtedly puts a fresh spin on both classical and contemporary music.To watch Vivace perform at the North Peace Cultural Centre they are performing Monday, January 13, 2020, at 7:30 PM.For tickets; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Shaw relishing England return after long road back from leg break

first_imgFollowing a difficult first season at Old Trafford, he was in fine form during the first few weeks of the 2015/16 season before having his leg broken by PSV Eindhoven’s Hector Moreno in the Champions League.Shaw has only played seven minutes of international football in the three years since as he has struggled to hold down a place in the United team until the start of this season.Manchester United’s Luke Shaw suffered a horrendous leg break against PSV Eindhoven in September 2015 © AFP / JOHN THYSBut it could have been much worse were it not for emergency surgery before being flown home from the Netherlands after his leg break.“I was really close to losing my leg. I never knew that until six months later when the doctor told me,” said Shaw on Tuesday.“At the time they were thinking about flying me back and, if I had flown back, then I would have probably lost my leg because of the blood clots and stuff in the leg.“I’ve got two scars down the side of my leg where they had to cut them open and remove them.”– World Cup ‘gutting’ to watch –A lot period of rehab followed. But even after returning to the field, Shaw has struggled for form and fitness over the past two seasons and been singled out for some stinging criticism by manager Jose Mourinho.As a result, he was just another fan as Gareth Southgate’s England side captivated the hearts of a nation in reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia.“That made me want it more. The World Cup is the biggest stage for any footballer. It was wonderful to see how well we did as a team, and how far we got was brilliant. But also it was quite gutting not to be there,” he added.Shaw went away to do extra training in Dubai over the summer to get fit for the new campaign and has impressed Mourinho in an otherwise troubled start to the season for United.That has been recognised by Southgate with a return to the national team when qualifying for Euro 2020 begins with a Nations League opener against Spain at Wembley on Saturday.“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about stopping playing football but I had a lot of good people around me, good friends, good family and they helped me through it.“This is where I want to be, playing football in the biggest games possible. I want to be winning trophies and doing this kind of stuff.“That’s my motivation and I want to one day be recognised as one of the best left-backs in the world.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fighting fit: Luke Shaw has battled back from a lack of form and fitness to earn an England recall © AFP / Oli SCARFFBurton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, Sep 4 – Luke Shaw considered retiring after a horrific injury that could have seen his right leg amputated three years ago, but the Manchester United left-back believes he is finally fully fit and ready to deliver on his potential after earning an England recall.Shaw was the world’s most expensive teenager when he signed for United from Southampton for a reported £27 million ($35 million) in 2014, weeks after representing England at the World Cup in Brazil.last_img read more


first_imgAs sheep farmers face a huge cut in lamb prices, Donegal is being hardest hit with losses per head down by over €20 a head on last season.Davy Keith of the IFA has described the situation as ‘a catastrophe’.And as the fleecing of the sheep men continues they have to contend with the factories having pulled back on prices by as much as €17 per head in the past fortnight alone. Mr Keith says that the price crash is a mystery and he does not accept that an oversupply is to blame. Officials from the IFA have been meeting with factory bosses in midweek in an attempt to deliver a better deal and officials were in Brussels on Tuesday meeting with farm ministers to try and resolve the issue.Mr. Keith told the Tirconail Tribune that until the primary producers, the farmers get enough money to be in profit the situation will not be resolved.A price of €5 a kilo is seen as the bottom line and IFA officials are to travel to France and the UK in the coming days to promote the value of Irish lamb. The Association is also seeking to meet the major supermarket chains to promote lamb products. At the same time lamb prices in the UK have fallen to their lowest point in five years and this situation is also have a negative impact on the Irish trade.And as concerns mount, the ICSA’s sheep Chairman, John Brooks says farmers are producing a high quality product but are being force to sell at a loss. Donegal has the country’s largest number of flock owners and with over 12.5% of the national sheep totals there are serious concerns that prices may drop close to the €4 mark. And should this happen in the coming two months many flock owners fear their losses will force them out of business.There appears to be a general consensus that lambs need to attract €5 per kilo for any semblance of profit but that now seems to be wishful thinking says sources in the industry.This county has around 5,500 flocks and as a consequence it is highly dependent on sheep prices remaining stable. And given that its been a very cost intensive year for sheep due to inclement weather and increased feed prices, the farmers say they badly need to achieve a floor price per kilo of €5.However they are not going to come anywhere close to that figure, according to well-known Glenkeeragh sheep farmer, Cllr. James Pat McDaid.He busy is preparing around 180 lambs for sale over the coming months and admits that income on sheep farms is going to fall far short of what they need to make a profit. He said that last year’s prices were boosted with a big demand in France and live exports drove the prices upwards.However, he says that at the moment there is very little hope of that happening.He does admit that it is essentially a buyers market place at the moment because supply is outstripping demand and there are too many lambs coming to market.While the current supply so far this year is down by 1% at the mid point of the season, the forecast is that when the total production for the year is calculated there will be a 4% increase in sheep production. There is also an emerging picture of a downward trend in consumer spending across Europe and this is also having a big impact. Since 2010 the national sheep herd has increased by close to half a million. The current flock stands at 3.53 million with the Donegal total approaching a figure of 450,000.With such high dependency on income from sheep, the reality is that 60% of the Donegal base of 9,240 farm holdings are highly dependent on lamb prices.And this is particularly relevant on the coastal landscape and the hillsides where much of the land is held in commonages. Income among this group is also at its lowest point in agriculture and in the lead in to the election, the politicians will come under pressure to find a more stable mechanism that guarantees some degree of stability on prices.Ironically, along with Donegal, the other major sheep producers reside on the western seaboard: in Galway with sheep numbers estimated at 387,000: Mayo with numbers running at 369,99 and Kerry with 308,000.Eddie Downey, the IFA Leader says direct support of €20 per ewe must be the Government’s objective, financed from a combination of EU and national funds.He said the new Rural Development Programme for 2015-2020 has funding of €580m per annum available and new schemes are being rolled out through GLAS, Knowledge Transfer and TAMS II. He said IFA will be insisting that sheep farmers get the best deal possible from these schemes.Davy Keith for the IFA said the sheep sector is deserving of strong support through a combination of CAP and national funds. The 2014 sheep census, showing a 38,000 decline in ewe numbers, and the 2014 Teagasc Farm Income Survey which shows an average sheep farm income of €14,500 per annum, point to a real need for strong action from Minister Coveney.He said: “The sheep sector is vital in terms of the number of farmers involved, strong export earnings (€250m), the very positive social and environmental contributions it makes in rural areas and particularly in remote areas and on the hills, where it is not possible to conduct any other type of farming enterprise.Total sheep meat production amounts to 55,000 tonnes per annum, and Ireland is the third largest exporter in the EU with exports of 45,000t. Our main markets are France, UK, Belgium, Germany, and Scandinavia.”But right now that is seen as stats by sheep farmers battling for their survival and not too many would bet on their success.FURY AS DONEGAL SHEEP FARMERS ARE FLEECED was last modified: July 2nd, 2015 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:donegalfleecedsheep farmerswool priceslast_img read more

Fulham and Watford to battle for signing of Milan defender in January

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Fulham and Watford are set to go head-to-head for AC Milan defender Mateo Musacchio in January, according to reports in Italy.The 28-year-old hardly featured in the San Siro giants’ previous campaign, however with new signing Mattia Caldara taking time to settle in, the Argentine has made seven appearances so far this season. 1 LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Fulham were tracking Musacchio over the summer, while Watford have also emerged as strong contenders to snap the defender up during the mid-season window.And, despite featuring in seven of their eight league matches so far this term, Milan are reportedly willing to let Musacchio discuss a move to the Premier League in January, according to Calciomercato.Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso is set to hold talks with the former Villarreal defender before January and could well let him leave if the Italian giants can draft in a suitable replacement. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets center_img targets three-way race Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing REVEALED moving on RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? TOP WORK IN DEMAND last_img read more


first_imgTHERE was traffic chaos at Lurgybrack this morning after a road smash at roadworks there.There long tailbacks into Letterkenny as a result. No-one was seriously hurt in the incident.Gardai are also at an accident on the outskirts of Lifford shortly before 9am. A car and a lorry were involved in the crash on the Letterkenny road. Gardai and ambulance are at the scene.An eye-witness told “Traffic is being diverted away from the scene.”TRAFFIC CHAOS AFTER ACCIDENT AT ROADWORKS was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:letterkennyLiffordLURGYBRACKlast_img read more


first_imgThe public are being asked to remain alert following suspicious activity in the St Johnston area this morning.Two vehicles containing five people were spotted in the Drumtoland area.The first vehicle is a white van with a partial NUI registration. The second is a silver family car with a partial registration of GIG.People are asked to contact the Gardai if the cars are spotted in the area.Locals say the cars may be simply visiting the area but a number of people have reported them acting suspiciously around houses and farmyards.  COMMUNITY ALERT: SUSPICIOUS CAR ACTIVITY IN THE ST JOHNSTON AREA was last modified: April 20th, 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:donegalGardaiSt Johnstonsuspicious activitylast_img read more

Family fun day in memory of tragic Bruckless women

first_imgA family fun day has been planned for tomorrow to fundraise for the families of mother and daughter Margaret McGonigle (69) and Mairead Mundy (39), and close friend Racheal Cassidy Battles (37), who tragically died in July.The women had been traveling home from Dublin airport following a dream holiday in Turkey when they were involved in a three-car road traffic collision in Louth at 1am.The event will take place tomorrow at Bruckless Community Centre between 2pm and 6pm, with a whole host of activities on offer for everyone in the family. St. Catherine’s Band will be in attendance, and live music will be played throughout the afternoon.For the little ones there will be a bouncy castle, face painting, and we even hear that Mickey and Minnie Mouse will make an appearance!Donegal rally champion Donagh Kelly’s rally car will be on display, and there will be a raffle to win a signed jersey from Killybegs native and football legend Seamie Coleman.All funds collected will go towards supporting the women’s dependents. Local TD Thomas Pringle says: ” If anybody is free this Sunday, make sure to call into this event.“It’s lovely to see a community pull together to support both families.”Family fun day in memory of tragic Bruckless women was last modified: October 1st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:BrucklessFamily Fun Daylast_img read more

Kalmbach Feeds to acquire Cumberland Valley Cooperative

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. (KFI) of Upper Sandusky, OH and Cumberland Valley Cooperative (CVC) of Shippensburg, PA are excited to announce that an agreement has been reached and approved by the shareholders of CVC for KFI to acquire a majority of the assets of CVC. Both companies have a long history in agriculture and believe that this opportunity represents a great platform for KFI to continue expanding its market while benefiting the agricultural community that CVC has served for over 80 years.“We are looking forward to the opportunities this acquisition will present. This market is an outstanding agriculture area and we are excited for the opportunity to serve both current and future customers,” said, Paul Kalmbach, KFI president.The transaction is expected to close in late September, and there will be no disruptions to the business during closing. KFI is committed to honoring the grain contracts and grain bank system that CVC has used historically to insure a smooth transition for customers. Both parties want to assure that customers will continue to have options for quality products and great service for many years to come.“CVC has a long history of serving this community through employment, high quality products, and customer service,” said Vernon Horst, Chairman of the CVC Board. “We believe that we have found a partner that can continue this tradition while providing much needed growth for the future.”last_img read more