To ensure that members of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia, (SWAL) are held accountable for what they write and broadcast, LFA president Musa Bility has said that only current SWAL ID Card holders will be admitted to its programs.“We want to complain you whenever you write or broadcast inaccurate information about us,” Bility said, at the end of year press conference last Saturday at the LFA headquarters in Monrovia.He said the LFA will also hold sports journalists responsible for unbalanced reporting that they themselves may not realize it because of their inadequacy or their inability to get correct sources for their reports.“This year 2016 we want to learn from each other and as journalists you probably learn every day but that does not mean that we should accept when you attribute statements to me that I have not said,” he said.He warned both the LFA and sports journalists must be accountable for what they say, and it need be, “I will seek redress in the court of law.”He made specific reference to a certain newspaper that quoted a report by Transparency International discussing the loss of millions of dollars in FIFA, and used his photograph on that report.“That story did not have anything to do with me or the LFA,” Bility said, “and yet my picture was placed on the story to give the lazy reader the impression that I was involved in the story.”To complain bias reporting for immediate redress, he said is to ensure that all sports journalists are accredited by the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.“From now only sports journalists with SWAL current accreditation will be allowed to conduct their affairs at the LFA and other areas under our control,” Bility said.Mr. Bility’s position might have stemmed from his recent experience with his FIFA presidency bid where the Ad-Hoc Elections Commission used unsubstantiated reports in the media against him.In his first rejection, the committee noted two types of beaches which it claimed undermined his eligibility as a candidate. One was Liberian related issues in his involvement in cases in the courts of Liberia, though he was never found guilty of any, and the other was his suspension by CAF.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Following weeks of public outcry, the Public Infrastructure Ministry on Thursday announced that a contract has been signed which will see the rehabilitation of the Puruni Road, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) in the coming weeks.After Guyana Times published several articles highlighting the hardships miners are facing, the Ministry on Thursday said the contract was inked in order to facilitate the rehabilitation and construction of the Itabali to Puruni Road and works are expected to commence in a few weeks.“While the responsibility for this road falls specifically under the Guyana GeologyVehicles manoeuvring through the deplorable trailand Mines Commission (GGMC), the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has recognised the urgency of repair and assures that all efforts are being made by the Ministry to advance the efforts of the GGMC to have this road rehabilitated,” a statement from the Ministry said.The trail which was dubbed the “gateway” to the interior has been massively deteriorating over the past months.Although an $89 million contract was awarded to JR Construction Services and Mekdeci Mining Company (MMC), to facilitate upgrade works back in 2017, miners and other commuters were still praying for the road to be fixed.In fact, the state of the road has now left miners and other road users fearful for their stocks and moreover their lives, as it becomes more and more difficult to use the trail every day. Persons were even forced to suspend their operations at various intervals owing to the nearly impassable roads in the area.A few frustrated miners who are obligated to use the trail with their heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles have been experiencing the full discomfort, having their faith and adrenaline tested as they venture into the almost impassable roads.Guyana Times was told that the loam trail becomes the most difficult to get by when it rains, with miners almost considering themselves lucky to get through the sticky roads alive without their trucks toppling or becoming stuck in the mud.The miners have been calling on the Government to rectify the situation as itThe current state of the Puruni trailcontinues to affect their livelihood.President of the mining syndicates, Cheryl Williams, recently told reporters that she has been incurring losses, along with her fellow miners, and noted that she too was forced to suspend her operations, saying that others were also forced to suspend mining. It was explained that the road was “neglected” for over one year and it has deteriorated over the past several months. In some cases, she noted, persons have been injured.She further explained that while individuals would pay $15,000 to travel by road or $20,000 by water, the prices heighten as the roads worsen.“The trucks that going in would charge $300,000 to $1,000,000 to get in when the road is bad and you take four to five days just to reach Puruni… we are pleading with the Government, the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission to fix the Puruni Road and rid miners of the trials currently faced to accessing mining areas,” she noted.The Puruni Road runs from Itaballi through Papishpou and is said to be the only entrance and exit to various sections of Region Seven.
… call for more lucrative markets to be secured for industryThe rice sector in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) is responsible for a significant proportion of Guyana’s rice production. But according to business leaders in the region, farmers with no way out of the industry are predominantly operating at a break-even point.According to the President of the Region Three Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Radesh Rameshwar, this situation was brought to his attention through complaints from rice farmers in the region.Region Three rice landsHe estimated that approximately 95 per cent of the farmers who would have been planting during the previous season, have returned to continue doing so. But he noted that the price they were getting per bag of paddy continued to be a challenge.“Obviously, we know that the price for rice has been a challenge for them,” he related, in a recent interview. “And most of them are complaining that now many of them have to work at a break even cost right now.”“But what else can they do? So they’re trying their utmost best, hoping that the price will improve. And that (more) markets can be secured for them, so that they can be able to get better prices for their paddy.”Traditionally, diplomatic envoys have been seen as the brokers of economic pacts with other countries. So much so that last year, President David Granger had charged new diplomats to strengthen their economic diplomacy and market Guyana’s products in a more forceful manner.MarketsLast year, the Agriculture Ministry disclosed in July that 17,000 tonnes of paddy were shipped to Mexico in a deal said to be worth some US$17 million (GY$3 billion), and 43,000 tonnes more will be shipped to the Central American country over the next few months.However, the days of farmers getting premium rates for their paddy crops have since passed, following the end of the PetroCaribe (rice-for-oil) deal which was cancelled by Venezuela in 2015. Under that arrangement, farmers accrued primum per bag of paddy, but this has been reduced to between $1800 and $2500, depending on location.When Guyana Times interviewed farmers in July, their reluctance to engage in production this year was noted, but they took into consideration that some of them are owed for their produce. One miller who owes farmers millions of dollars had reportedly switched off his mobile phone and had refused to take telephone calls from farmers at that time.This publication had also reported that a similar situation of non-payment obtained on the island of Leguan, where numerous farmers there had also not been paid for their paddy.State of the sectorCollectively, recent end of crop figures provided by the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) showed that farmers harvested a total of 89,290 hectares or 23 per cent over the first crop 2016, resulting in a paddy production of 518,667 metric tonnes of paddy – 26 percent more than for the same period last year.However, while there have been increases in production, the Rice Board has been grappling with a decrease in exports of rice and paddy for the first four months of the year. This is as a result of exports to the Panama market for the first crop not being realised.For the first crop 2017, exports amounted to 239,442 metric tonnes, some 60,000 tonnes less that for the same period last year. Foreign exchange earnings from the export of rice and paddy amounted to US$92,026 million.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The nomination process has officially begun for the 9th Annual City of Fort St. John Community Awards.If you know someone, or a group, who has gone above and beyond in the community and deserves to be recognized for it, nominations can be submitted online. Alternatively, the traditional nomination packages are available at the Pomeroy Sports Centre, at the North Peace Leisure Pool, or at City Hall, as well.There are six awards to be given out: Cultural Award, Recreation Award, Literacy Award, Humanitarian Award, Youth Award, and Mayor’s Citizen of the Year.- Advertisement -The Cultural Award recognizes an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in historical, visual, performing, or literary arts.The Recreation Award recognizes those who volunteer and promote organizing sports, or leisure pursuits including healthy and active living.The Literacy Award recognizes special contributions of an individual or group towards promoting literacy, language, and multiculturalism.Advertisement The Humanitarian Award recognizes an member of the community, or an organization of volunteers whose actions, commitment, volunteer leadership, service and community spirit have made a difference in the lives of those in the community.The Youth Award recognizes an individual under 19-years-old who has made a positive contribution to the community on a volunteer basis such as developing a project, serving on a committee, or contributing volunteer work to organizations or groups.The Mayor’s Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual that has achieved positive notoriety outside of the community for their actions, is recognized as a leader or role model, or has won international, national, or provincial titles for their efforts.The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Mar. 11, 2016. The Community Awards Gala will be held on the night of Apr. 21, 2016 at the Lido Theatre.Advertisement
Donegal Investment Group, formerly Donegal Creameries, has announced that the Swiss specialist fund Quaero Capital S.A. has pulled out as a shareholder.Quaero Capital S.A. was one of the biggest shareholders of Donegal Investment Group, having held 8.02% of the company.The market was informed on 17th December that Quaero Capital no longer has a notifiable interest in the company. Revenue rose by 11.4% to €45.2m last year at Donegal Investment Group, as it enjoyed soaring segmental profit, with a 47% increase to €4m in the year ending 31 August 2019.The strong performance was put down to continued double-digit growth in the speciality dairy business Nomadic, as well as strong demand for their produce businesses’ seed potato varieties.Swiss fund pulls out of Donegal Investment Group was last modified: December 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
The annual Lady Captains outing took place at the weekend to Redcastle Hotel and Golf resort. The sun shone on the Lady Captain, Angela Kilgallen, to take the honours with a great score of 37 points. Celine Bradley, a lady who has never been far from the prize winners enclosure this season, came 2nd with 35 points and another lady who has worn out her shoes walking the floor, Mary Murray 34 points, came 3rd. Grainne Hines took the front 9 with 18 points and the Lady Vice Captain, Sandra McMonagle took the back 9 with 19 points. A wonderful weekend was had by everyone and many thanks to the Redcastle Hotel for their wonderful hospitality.The heavy rain has put paid to some competitions. Please check online or notice board for upcoming events. The beginning of October will see the start of the turkey and hamper competitions. Hamper competitions will be 18 hole re-entry on weekends only. 9 hole re-entry turkey competitions, may be played anytime during the week.Commiserations to the Fred Daly Team who were so narrowly defeated at the 21st hole in the final in Knock on Sunday. Congratulations to the Donegal Team, who are the pride of the county, on their fantastic win on Sunday, in particular to our own club members who were part of the team and squad. Team Captain Michael Murphy, Colm McFadden, Neil Gallagher, Michael Boyle and Thomas McKinley, bringing joy to everyone. GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY LADIES GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 25th, 2012 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:Letterkenny Ladies Golf Club notes
ANTI-austerity campaigners were left red-faced – after staging a protest for a Minister who had never planned to be there.Donegal Action Against Austerity picketed the Mount Errigal hotel on Friday.A meeting of the quango the Local Authority Members Association was taking place there. The DAAA later claimed to have Minister Phil Hogan “on the run” after he didn’t turn up at the function.But he had NEVER planned to be there.“He was at an engagement in Wexford all afternoon followed by aother engagement in Dublin,” said a spokesman for the Environment Minister.“We were a bit mystified when we heard of this protest in Co Donegal because the Minister was never pencilled in to be there. It’s a strange one.” ANTI-AUSTERITY CAMPAIGNERS LEFT RED-FACED AFTER ‘PHIL HOGAN’ PROTEST was last modified: September 29th, 2012 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:ANTI-AUSTERITY CAMPAIGNERS LEFT RED-FACED AFTER ‘PHIL HOGAN’ PROTEST
Print Friendly Version In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year). DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team was awarded the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team Award on Tuesday, while Summer Brills, Tess Herder, Joely Lomas, Kenya Williams and Megan Webb were recipients of the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award. Brills and Herder each boasted a perfect 4.0 GPA, while Webb, Williams and Lomas maintained a 3.76, 3.63 and 3.55, respectively. The recognition is bestowed on squads maintaining a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale) for the 2017-18 academic year. Drake registered a 3.46 team GPA for the 2017-18 academic year.
Donegal South West TDs Deputy Pearse Doherty and Deputy Thomas Pringle have both welcomed the announcement by diagnostics group Randox that it plans to create up to 540 new jobs at its Dungloe facility, ‘Randox Teoranta’, by 2020.“Randox has committed itself to producing high quality and innovative diagnostic solutions and over these last thirty years, it has grown to become the success story that it is today – a world leader in in-vitro diagnostics, supplying reliable, innovative and sophisticated laboratory instruments and tests to customers in over 145 countries across the globe,” said Deputy Doherty.“Randox plays a pioneering role in laboratory medicine; the company believes that by placing a huge emphasis on research and development, it can continuously improve its existing product range and also develop innovative new ones. It’s no surprise then, that Research and Development remains at the very heart of what the company does today.” “To aid this endeavour, Randox Teoranta opened their diagnostic manufacturing and research and development facility right here in Dungloe back in 2008. This was a monumental vote of confidence in both the workforce and in the community here as a whole, and today’s announcement by Randox to invest significantly in its operations here in Dungloe is yet further evidence of Randox’s firm belief and commitment to doing business in Donegal.“Randox technology – researched and developed here in Ireland – continues to contribute to earlier diagnosis, more accurate treatment and better outcomes for patients, and I think it only right that today we recognise the hard work and commitment of the workers here at Randox Teoranta and I want to wish them every success both now and for the years ahead.”Deputy Pringle said: “I am delighted at the announcement of over 500 hundred jobs at Randox Teoranta, a diagnostic manufacturing and research and development facility in Dungloe, making available these highly skilled jobs by 2020, with over 60 of these to be allocated within a year.“This morning I attended the launch of Randox Dungloe 2020 where this very positive news was officially announced and it was great to be there and witness the positive energy it has injected into the area. “This announcement shows that sustainable jobs can be created in rural Ireland and I hope they will all be delivered within the specified time period and give the area the boost that it needs.” TDs WELCOME RANDOX INVESTMENT IN DUNGLOE was last modified: October 20th, 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:donegal jobsjobsPearse DohertyrandoxThomas Pringle
The Donegal International Rally kicks off this Friday, with 20 stages taking place across the county over the next three days.The rally begins in Letterkenny on Friday morning, before cars move out to South Inishowen for the first stages.Many roads will be closed on a temporary basis over the weekend. Alternative routes have been planned where possible. Motorists are advised to plan their journeys in advance and note the following road closure schedule issued by Donegal County Council:Friday 21st June 2019STAGES 1 & 4 (MOULDY HILL) 11.00hrs – 17.55 hrsRoads for Closure:Calhame, Carrontlieve, Craigtown, Carrowmullan/Rooskey, Ballynahone, Annaslee,Tullydish Upper, Tullydish Upper, Gortnaskee, Gortnaskee, GortnaskeeThe road numbers involved are:L-7391-1,L-7371-1, -L-1831-1,L-7331-1, L-7331-2, L-7341-1, L-7261-3, L-7261-2, L-1781-3, L-1781-4, L-1871-3 Alternative Routes:No alternative routeSTAGES 2 & 5 (GRIANAN) 11.30hrs – 18.25hrsRoads for Closure:Carrowreagh, Granian Mountain, Ardnamoyle/Bohullion Upper, Cornamount, Bridgetown,Irishtown, Bogayhill/Ardnamoyle, Drumbarret/Gortinlieve, Gortinlieve, Bogayhill, Bogay/Castruse/Garshooey, Catrusse/AltaghderryThe road numbers involved are:L-2021-2, L-7981-1, L-1991-2, L-1981-1, L-1971-4, L-7971-1, L-7971-2, L-1991-1, L-2111-2, L-2111-1, L-8421-2, L-2111-3Alternative Routes:No alternative route STAGES 3 & 6 (DOOISH) 12.00hrs – 18.55hrsRoads for Closure:Creve, Tullyannan/Drumlougher, Tulltannan, Gortree, Gortree/Bogtown, Bogtown/Ryelands Ryelands/Monclink, Galdonagh/Monclink, Sallybrook, Sallybrook/Burnside, Burnside/Errity,ErrityThe Road numbers involved are:L-8271-2, L-2091-2, L-8181-1, L-8171-1, L-2071-1, L-1224-2, L-5214-1, L-1214-3, L-5434-1, L-5424-2, L-5242-1, L-5444-1 Alternative Routes:No alternative routeAll public roads connecting to the roads listed shall be closed for a distance of 300m from their junction with the listed roads, and also any lay-bys and carparks on the stages.SATURDAY 22nd JUNE 2019STAGES 7 &9 (GARTAN) – 08.30hrs to 15.45hrsRoads for Closure:Currin, Drumlurgagh, Doon, Tirkillen, Cloncarney, Bohoelon Cloncarney Boholeolan, Tirargus, Kilmore, Tirargus, Glebe, Roshine, Lacknacoe, Churchtown, Carrownatrasna, White Hall, Lossett and Ballybuninabber.The Road numbers involved are:L1432/1, L6262/1, L6292/1, L1512/2, L1512/1, R251/6, L1462/2, L1462/1, R251/7, and R251/8.Alternative Routes:N56 Kilmacrennan to Termon and R255 Termon to Glenveagh.STAGES 8 & 10 (GLEN) – 09.00hrs to 16.15hrsRoads for Closure:Carmoney, Coole Lower, Woodquarter, Coole Upper, Coole Lower, Island RoyBarr/Drumfin, Glenkeo, Glengillagrana High, Glenmenagh, Drumlackagh, Glenineeny,Glengillargrana High, Glenieraragh and Derriscligh.The road numbers involved are:L12123, L1212/7, L1212/6, L1212/5, L1212-4, L1192-3, L1212/3, L1212/2 and L1212/1.Alternative Route:N56 Kilmacrennan – Creeslough, R245 Creeslough – Carrigart-Milford.STAGES 11 & 13 (KNOCKALLA) – 12.00hrs to 20.00hrsRoads for Closure:Greenfort Demense, Kilavee, Drumany, Carran Lwr and Upr, Magherawaden, Bunnaton, Tirevlin, Lurganbrack, Tirlayden, Carrowreagh,Meentaghmore, Meentagh, Gortnatraw South, Gortcally, Meentaghconlon, Creeveoughter, Inishkill, Killycolman, Lehardan, Drumhallagh Lower, Saltpans, Clondallon Near, Newtowncarradoan, Drumhallagh Upper, Legland and Glencross.The road numbers involved are:R268/6, R268/5, R268/4, L1172/4, L1172/5, L1172/6, R247/13, R247/12, L5472/1,L11824/1, L54624, L54624, L5462/2, L11825, R268/1, R247/10, L5462/1, L54621, L5432/2Alternative Route:R246 Portsalon – Kerrykeel – Milford, R245 Ramelton and R247 Rathmullan..STAGES 12 & 14 (CARNHILL) – 14.15hrs – 21.30hrsRoads for Closure:Booragh, Meenatole,Barrack,Wallace’s Brae, Ballyare,Mullagheep, Grovehill, Drumman, Tullymore, Ards, Tully.The Road numbers involved are:L1382-1, L1572-1, L58422-0, L5822-1, L5842-1, L1352-5, L5862-1, L5882-1, L5892-1,L1412-2, L14122-0, R249-4, L1352-3/4, L5742-1Alternative Routes:R245-Milford to Ramelton to LetterkennyR246-Milford to KilmacrennanN56- Letterkenny to KilmacrennanMILFORD SERVICE STATION – 09.00hrs to 19.00hrs.Roads for Closure:Aghanurson, Forquar, Glenkeen and Legmuckduff.The road numbers involved are:L5582/2, L1372/2 and the L1372/1Alternative RouteR245 Ramelton to Milford and the R246 Milford to KerrykeelAll public roads connecting to the roads listed shall be closed for a distance of 300m from their junction with the listed roads, and also any lay-bys and carparks on the stages.SUNDAY 23RD JUNE 2019STAGES 15 & 18 (FANAD HEAD) – 10.40hrs to 18.45hrsRoads for Closure:Tullynadall, Ballyhiernan, Falleneas, Cashel Glebe, Tonbane Glebe, Rinboy, Ballyhiernan, Rinmore, Cooladerry, Shanaghdoo, Magheradrumman, Ballincrick, Ballynabrocky, Ballynalost, Ballymichael, Baloor, Ballynalost, Doaghbeg, Drumnacraig, Drumavohy and Ballybolagan, Carryblagh, Lurganboy and Croaghross.The road numbers involved are:L5062/2, L5062/1, L5062/1, L50623, L1072/1, R247/22, R247/23, LP1112/1, LS5022/1,LS5012/1, R247/24, L1072/5, L1072/6, L1072/7, L5042/1, L50322/2, L10724 and L1072/9Alternative RouteR247 Kindrum to Balymagowan and R246 Portsalon to Kerrykeel.STAGES 16 & 19 (ATLANTIC DRIVE) – 11.30hrs to 19.30hrsRoads for Closure:Magherabeg, Larganreagh, Derrycassan, Crocknamurleog, Downies, Ardbane, Doagh, Glenoory, Glebe, Dundoan Upper, Clontallagh, Meevagh, Kinnalargy, Rosepenna and Ballyohagan.The road numbers involved are:L5112/1, L5112/2, L1012/1, L50922, L50921, L5092/1, L1012/2, L1012/3, L1022/1,L10323, L1032-2 and L1032-1No Alternative Route.STAGES 17 & 20 (PORT LAKE) – From 12.15hrs to 20.00hrsRoads for Closure:Derryart, Swillybrin, Kildarragh, Roshin, Carrownamaddy, Derryherrif Glebe, Faymore, Creenasmeer, Kilmackiloo, Rooskey, Ballyboe & CreesloughThe road numbers involved are:L-1282-1, L-1282-2, L-3283-1, L-5153-1, L-51431, L-1282-3, L-5162-1, L5142-1, L-1282-5, L-5182-1, L-5192-2, L-1262-3 & L-5232-1Alternative Route:Include the N56, R251, R255 and R256.MILFORD SERVICE STATION – From 09.30hrs to 17.00hrsRoads for Closure:Aghanurson, Forquar, Glenkeen and Legmuckduff.The road numbers involved are:L5582/2, L1372/2 and the L1372/1Alternative RouteNo alternative routeAll public roads connecting to the roads listed shall be closed for a distance of 300m from their junction with the listed roads, and also any lay-bys and carparks on the stages.Donegal Rally: Your guide to road closures this weekend was last modified: June 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:donegal international rallyroad closurestravel alert