Permaul puts Jaguars in command

first_img(CMC):Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claimed his 19th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket and became the fifth bowler to take 300 wickets in the modern version of the Regional Four-Day Championship, to put Guyana Jaguars in control of their opening-round game against Jamaica Scorpions here yesterday.Defending their first-innings total of 298, Jaguars bundled out Scorpions for an inadequate 208 in reply, with Permaul finishing with five for 60 and fellow left-arm spinner, Gudakesh Motie, picking up four for 61.Together, they combined to wreck the visitors innings, which appeared in great shape at 113 for one.Opener John Campbell carried the fight for the visitors with 71 and Andre McCarthy got 36, but once Permaul and Motie got stuck in, wickets tumbled steadily, with the last six collapsing for the addition of just 41 runs.26 WITHOUT LOSSIn their second turn at the crease, Jaguars were 26 without loss – an overall lead of 116 heading into the third day at the Guyana National Stadium.Earlier, captain and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller finished with four for 71 and seamer Derval Green, three for 72, as Jaguars managed to add only 19 runs after resuming on 279 for seven.Left-hander Campbell then gave Scorpions the ideal start, posting 73 for the first wicket with hometown boy Trevon Griffith (20) and another 40 for the second wicket with Devon Thomas (20).All told, the 23-year-old West Indies A batsman stroked ten fours in an entertaining 101-ball innings.AT WARNER PARK: Pride trail by 275 runs with seven wickets intact.LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES, 377 (Nkrumah Bonner, 94; Rahkeem Cornwall, 84; Jahmar Hamilton, 65; Kenroy Williams, 4-26; Kevin Stoute, 3-35).BARBADOS PRIDE 102 for three (Roston Chase, 29; Rahkeem Cornwall, 2-42).AT GUYANA NATIONAL STADIUM: Jaguars lead by 116 runs.GUYANA JAGUARS 298 (Shiv Chanderpaul, 91; Rajendra Chandrika, 86; Raymon Reifer, 40; Nikita Miller, 4-71; Derval Green, 3-72) and 26 without loss.JAMAICA SCORPIONS 208 (John Campbell, 71; Andre McCarthy, 36; Veerasammy Permaul, 5-60; Gudakesh Motie 4-61).last_img read more

Fighting the Odds: Young Agripreneur Produces Cereal to Combat Malnutrition

first_imgPackaged Munch Nutri CerealMalnutrition is a hostile force that is ripping off the lives of African children and stealing the joy of many African mothers.According to the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), one in every five households in Liberia suffers food insecurity.  UNICEF made the impact of malnutrition clearer when it reported that about 230,000 children under the age of five risk suffering from chronic malnutrition in Liberia.Malnutrition is caused by unbalanced diet, underfeeding practices and sometimes low feed quality. It results in high death rates, reduces growth, and makes victims susceptible to disease attacks.Amid these effects, 23-year old Elton Reeves has risen up to convince his community that true entrepreneurs are born to solve societal problems.“When I read the report of UNICEF that said about 230,000 could suffer from malnutrition, I started to ask, ‘how can we create a company that will provide quality and affordable feeding solutions?’ This question led us to organize Mosh Food Incorporated,” he said.The two-month old company collects produce from farmers to make local baby cereals that contain vitamin A, protein and carbohydrates.“Currently we have one product that is made from organic rice [country rice] and benny seed that we blend to create the Munch Nutri Cereal,” said Reeves.Unlike some promising agripreneurs in the country who find it difficult to penetrate the market, the young businessman is already enjoying some level of success, disclosing that the reception of his product on the market is positive.  “We currently supply the Pipeline Clinic and the St. Joseph Hospital but we intend starting active sales early next year,” Elton disclosed.The 23-year old is formulating creative strategies to eliminate his financial challenges, as he described bank loans as very “difficult to earn” for startup businesses in Liberia.“Every entrepreneur knows the importance of finance but as a startup in Liberia, raising money through the bank is difficult, so we are working around this challenge by introducing our ‘pre-buy’ campaign that will soon be launched,” Elton disclosed.Despite social, educational, economic and health issues in the Liberian society, Elton urged Liberian youth to challenge themselves to solving the society’s problems.“As a young person coming up, what you should do is not just complain about problems but you should see problems as an opportunity to create ideas to solve them. While solving problems, sometimes people will not believe in your solutions until they see tangible effects, so all you need to do is start with what you have,”  Elton advised.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Farmers meet with DDL to discuss TOPCO expansion project

first_img…to get price increase from February 2020As Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) has embarked on its multi-billion-dollar expansion project for their TOPCO brand, 40 local farmers met with the company’s officials and representatives of other agencies on Friday at Diamond, East Bank Demerara, to discuss a variety of matters which will help to ensure that the project and operations are successful.Farmers touring the TOPCO expansion facilityThe farmers present already supply fruit to DDL for its TOPCO juice operations and they are now eager to increase their cultivation in order to meet the increased demand of the company which has since expanded its juice line for the purpose of local consumption as well as export.Representatives of the Agriculture Ministry, the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) and the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED) offered advice and support to help to guide farmers as they expand cultivation. This included assistance with the provision of agriculture extension services which would deal with cultivation best practices, soil testing, treatment of infestation and advise on measures to reduce post-harvest losses.The farmers raised the issue of pricing for their fruit produce to which DDL’s Chairman, Komal Samaroo, responded by assuring that they will soon benefit from a price increase effective February 2020. That would mark one year since the last price increase.Samaroo also assured the farmers that systems will be put in place to ensure that they receive payment no later than three days of their fruit supply and he also said that payment will be deposited to farmers’ bank accounts.“This is a serious partnership between TOPCO and you, the farmers. Arrangements are for the guaranteed purchase of your fruit at a guaranteed price. So, when the market price goes down you will still be receiving the price upon which we agreed. This is a contract between you and us. We need each other and must address all the issues that will make this partnership mutually successful,” the Chairman said.Presentations were made by representatives of the various agencies who attended after which they engaged in question and answer segments with the farmers. Among the presenters were TOPCO Plant Manager Rebecca Rampher-Adams, Benjamin Frank of NAREI and Kaimlall Chattergoon of IPED.The TOPCO Plant Manager emphasised the importance of the quality of their produce to the farmers and she also stated that a number of agencies will provide technical advice and assistance to help ensure that standards outlined are met.Chattergoon of IPED briefed the farmers on the various services from which they would be able to benefit from, including the development of business plans, financial management and loans which are not subject to the credit ratings of the farmers.Friday’s meeting and tour of the expansion works saw farmers coming from as far as the Pomeroon to be in attendance.last_img read more

GRA undergoes major reshuffle

first_img– Human Resources, Customs Head firedBy Alexis RodneyThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Monday announced that it has made significant changes in what it said are some critical areas of operation, with the firing of the Heads of the Human Resources and Customs departments.The tax collection body announced also that it has promoted another senior staff to the position of Deputy Commissioner General.These changes, according to chairman of the governing board Rawle Lucas, are being done as the organisation seeks to realise its objective of improving its relationship with Guyanese taxpayers, and increasing the collection of revenues.Head of the Human Resources Management Division Archana Joshi and Head of Customs, Jameel Baksh have been relieved of their duties“We were not satisfied with the extent to which our revenues were being collected with respect to our customs operation and we felt that it was in the best interest of the organisation to make some changes,” he explainedEmanating from an in-depth review by the board and from a number of concerns raised by the business community, Lucas said the GRA has reshuffled the system, taking former head of the law enforcement and investigation division Carol Chapman to oversee the transition programme.The transition programme he said, is the new vehicle now being used, to put the organisation back on its right path. According to Lucas, currently GRA operates as a functional type organisation that essentially reflects functions or tasks that have to be performed by various persons.According to him, it was found that those organisational arrangements are insufficient to enable the authority to maximise revenue collection.At an earlier media conference this year, Lucas said some economic centres have not been generating as much revenues as they ought to. The new transition programmes should help to turn things around.“In the view of the board, the functional structure leaves large amounts of revenues uncollected and communities of taxpayers underserved and the staff demoralised. The new transition programme will focus on the regional approach to revenue collection and focus on taxpayers’ needs, ease of doing business and creating a more acceptable working condition for the staff. All the regions will be more equipped to provide all the services being offered at to persons in Georgetown,” Lucas had said.He shared the experiences of persons outside of the capital city, noting that it costs a businessman in Lethem some $50,000 for him to have a compliance certificate which is given free. He said this is only because the service is not provided in Lethem.Lucas said GRA has moved to extend several services such as the validity of compliance certificates from three to six months, has undertaken a review of the internal policies affecting staff and have begun to examine a number of proposals relating to compensation and education policy.“GRA also looked at some other measures particularly those relating to trade facilitation in order to help with the expediting of the clearing of certain goods.”According to Lucas, the organisation recently held interviews for the position of Commissioner General, which is currently being held by Ingrid Griffith. He said the evaluation of the candidates who took part in the interview is still to be completed as the organisation has been functioning without a substantive head for some time now.He reported that Fitzroy Corlette, who has been functioning as head of projects division will now head the Law Enforcement and Investigative Divisions. Lancelot Wills, an international trade lawyer will take over Customs division.The board also on Monday appointed Hema Khan as Deputy Commissioner General. Khan had worked as the Deputy Commissioner for tax operations and services.Acting Commissioner General Griffith has proceeded on leave, however upon her return she will take up full responsibility of the cooperative services.last_img read more

Flyers announce second round playoff schedule

first_imgThe Fort St. John Senior Flyers have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2016-2017 NPHL playoff semi-finals.The Flyers will be playing against the Spirit River Rangers in the second round. The Flyers beat the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks in five games during the first round of the playoffs last week. Spirit River meanwhile needed six games to eliminate the Grand Prairie Athletics.The Flyers will be hosting the Rangers at the North Peace Arena on Thursday, February 16th. Puck drops at 8:30 p.m. The full best-of-seven playoff series schedule can be found below. Home games are in BOLD. Start time for all games is 8:30 p.m.Game 1: Thur. Feb 16th Rangers at FlyersGame 2: Sat. Feb 18th Flyers at RangerGame 3: Tue. Feb 21st Rangers at FlyersGame 4: Thur. Feb 23rd Flyers at RangersGame 5: Sat. Feb 25th Rangers at Flyers*Game 6: Tue. Feb 28th Flyers at Rangers*Game 7: Thur. Mar 2nd Rangers at Flyers** if necessary- Advertisement –last_img read more

Cleaner hybrid tugboats expected to chug into ports

first_imgSince diesel engines burn fuel less efficiently at lower speeds, switching to battery power could cut particle and nitrous oxide emissions by 44 percent, along with reducing fuel use and noise, Foss said. The hybrid is based on a conventional tug model that usually costs about $6 million. Adding the new hybrid engine increases the price by up to $3 million, said Susan Hayman, a Foss vice president. Los Angeles and Long Beach port officials are contributing about $1.3 million to the project. In exchange, Foss agreed to base the first hybrid tug at the twin ports for five years. “It was sort of good timing,” Hayman said. “We had the technology, we had the design. The ports had a desire to fund some new technologies.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Use of the hybrid tugs could be expanded if they perform to the standards set by their dirtier cousins, port officials said. Foss also hopes to offer hybrid engines for retrofitting older tugs. “It should have a profound impact on tug technology in the decades ahead,” said Port of Los Angeles spokesman Arley Baker. “It’s a huge step forward.” Foss’ hybrid design is generally similar to the technology used in hybrid cars such as the Toyota Prius, although the tug’s engine was more directly inspired by diesel hybrids used in some railroad vehicles. The hybrid tug would still have diesel engines, which provide the horsepower needed to guide a massive container ship or pull a loaded barge. But when idling in a harbor or doing less strenuous tasks, the hybrid would rely on electric batteries, supplemented by diesel generators, for its power. SEATTLE – A large tugboat company hopes to give the shipping industry’s grimy workhorse an ecological makeover, adding an electric hybrid system to the tug’s powerful diesel engines. Foss Maritime, a top U.S. tug and barge operator based in Seattle, is teaming with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to build the electric-diesel hybrid tug. The first boat could start production later this year and be delivered in 2008 to the Los Angeles area, home of the nation’s largest port complex, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. The pilot project is part of ongoing efforts to cut pollution from the locomotives, trucks and ships that flood the country’s two busiest container ports. last_img read more

A sneak peek at The Cope Dungloe Black Friday offers

first_imgOver the past few years, Black Friday has become a household shopping event in Ireland. Bargain hunters hoping to find unbeatable discounts during this year’s Black Friday shopping frenzy have been given bonus shopping days at the Cope Dungloe! The Cope have extended their Black Friday Sale from Thursday through Saturday and they’ve also extended their opening hours on Thursday and Friday from 9am to 8pm. You’ll find most retailers will be keeping tight lipped about what’s to come, but the Cope Dungloe have given shoppers an opportunity to get a sneak peek of what’s come in all their Departments at Main Street Dungloe, Builders Providers Meenmore, the Foodstore Annagry & the Foodstore Falcarragh.Tech Products is one of the top focuses of Black Friday, and 2017 is no different, with Hubtec, the Cope’s IT Sales & Services Store, offering mega savings on televisions, including Technika 40” TV’s only €285 & Toshiba 24” TV’s only €160 but hurry there’s only 3 of each in stock and they’ve also got Philips 32” TV only €225! This year shoppers can also snap up cut-price goods such as Tablets, Tech Gadgets and Electronic Appliances over the three-day bonanza! The Cope have an impressive range of Black Friday Bargains across Fashion, Homewares and the all important Christmas Decorations.  Highlights from their clothing offers include up to 70% off Ladies Fashion, at least 20% off ALL Vera Moda stock, 30% All Mens Suits, Buy One Get One Free on Lloyd Attre Mens Shirts and there’s 20% off all non-discounted Clothing & Footwear!Savings for your home includes 50% off Suites of Furniture and Buy One Get One Free on Armchairs and 20% off all Carpets & Lino.  The ever popular Henry Hoover is also appearing in the Black Friday Bonanza, shoppers can save €30, as Henry will be only €119.  For all you Yankee Candle lovers, it’s an opportunity to stock up as two large Yankee Candles are only €35!At The Cope’s Black Friday Sale, there is a rare opportunity to save on Christmas Decorations before the January Sales. In The Cope’s newly launched Christmas Shop on Cope Street – When you spend €50, get €10 back.  When you spend €100, get €20 back.  When you spend €200, get €40 back. Amazing Savings!The Cope Christmas ShopThe Cope Christmas ShopAnd for a real bonus for the 3 Day Black Friday Sale: Kids can play in An Club Beag for only €2! Usual prices €8 for over 4’s and €5 for under 4’s.  That’s €2 for 90 minutes of Play Time!Also in An Club Beag’s Teddy Mountain Corner, you can Build your own Teddy for only €7.50, that’s half price!Black Friday is known as the Sale Day after Thanksgiving but with these unreal savings, your pocket will be thanking you. Happy Shopping! Make sure to visit the Cope this weekend, and follow them on Facebook here for more incredible deals: www.facebook.com/TheCopeDungloeSponsored PostA sneak peek at The Cope Dungloe Black Friday offers was last modified: November 20th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:bargainsBlack FridaySALEThe Cope Dungloelast_img read more

DONEGAL WINNERS SCOOP €73,000 ON BIG MONEY TV SHOW

first_imgLoadsamoney: Damian TimoneyDONEGAL winners have scooped money and prizes worth an incredible €73,000 between them on RTE’s Big Money RTE show.Donegal Town man Damian Timoney won €36,000 and Rita Bogle from Raphoe €34,000 and a holiday worth €3,000 on tonight’s programme.Damian, from Castle Street in the town and who works in the Bank Bar won €22,000 in the Jokers’ Wild part of the show. The Four Masters GAA club man – who has one son Kevin – said he’d be helping him to go to America for a holiday with his aunt and uncle who live out there.He even got a plug in for DMG Motors, saying a friend there had told him what numbers to pick on the show. He then added another €12,000 in the later rounds.Meanwhile Mark Bogle, playing for his sister Rita who is a nurse with disabled children at Altnagelvin, pocketed €25,000 in the opening section of the show.The father of eight from Raphoe also won a €3,000 holiday in the Canary Islands for his sister and another €9,000. Rita: Very Happy in the audienceLast weekend Trevor Curran from Burt, Co. Donegal who won €74,050 on the TV Gameshow.And Liam McIntyre from Waterloo Place in Donegal Town won a city break in New York. DONEGAL WINNERS SCOOP €73,000 ON BIG MONEY TV SHOW was last modified: July 7th, 2013 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:000 ON BIG MONEY TV SHOWBig Money GameDonegal TownDONEGAL WINNERS SCOOP €73Rpahoelast_img read more

Softball Drops Final Game At UNLV Classic To FAU, 8-0

first_img vs. Ohio 3/12/2016 – 11:15 AM Live Stats LAS VEGAS – The Drake University softball team dropped its final game of the UNLV Classic on Sunday losing to Florida Atlantic, 8-0, in five innings. Drake (7-7) fell behind early to FAU (17-2) as the Owls hit a two-run home run in the first inning. FAU added two more runs in the third inning, one in the fourth inning and ended the game early with three runs in the fifth inning. Drake’s offense struggled against FAU managing just three hits and the Owls capitalized on three errors by the Bulldogs. Junior Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.) finished with two hits while sophomore Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) had the other hit. Sophomore pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) took her third loss of the season to fall to 6-3 on the year in the circle. Newman allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits in three innings. She battled control problems handing out four walks and recording just one strikeout. Senior Mariah McKinnon (Oxford, Iowa) allowed three runs (one earned) in two innings of relief. A nine-game spring break road trip is next on the schedule for the Bulldogs as the trip begins with neutral site games against Ohio on March 12 and 13 in Bloomington, Ind., followed by a doubleheader at Indiana on March 14. Drake then plays at Saint Louis on March 15 and at SIUE on March 16 before opening Missouri Valley Conference play at Evansville on March 19 (DH) and 20. Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster center_img Next Game: Previewlast_img read more

Hemsted named Livestock Man of the Year

first_imgThe California State Chamber of Commerce and the Grand National Rodeo Horse and Stock Show recently announced the selection of Jerry Hemsted as the 2016 Livestock Man of the year.Hemsted will accept the prestigious award at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Saturday evening, Oct. 15.Hemsted was born into the cattle industry. He demonstrated his first love of the industry with the purchase of a heifer named “Domino Princess the 44th” at the age of 10 in Millville. He partnered with his dad …last_img read more