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  • Lennon are female champions again … Beat XLCR on penalties to retain title

    first_img BETTER PLAY Lennon High School defeated Excelsior High 2-0 on penalty kicks in the ISSA Schoolgirl football final at Prison Oval yesterday, to win their seventh championship and their second in succession. After battling to a 0-0 regulation and extra-time scoreline, Renae Gordon and captain Petakaye Green converted from the spot for the Clarendon-based school, while Excelsior missed all their four kicks. Lennon had to go through extra-time and penalties in the semi-finals against Denham Town on Tuesday and although they had to do it all over again coach Sherlon Lennon, said they were well prepared. “We got most of the chances in regular time, but we didn’t finish off the game and we had to go to penalties but we were well prepared for it, and winning the title and bringing it back to the community is a wonderful feeling,” he said. Lennon had the better play for most of the game with Gordon, Shanesia Smith, Judian Jones and Christine Graham putting the Xavier Gilbert-coached team on the defensive for most of the regular time, but lacked the quality to get the job done. Excelsior were not totally outplayed and did have their moments. They relied heavily on the presence of Tarania Clarke and her deliveries from set-pieces. For losing coach Gilbert, his team exceeded his expectations this season. “The girls were every disappointed they didn’t win, but I am proud of them, we did not expect to reach this far. We did not execute well (penalties) but their legs were tired and I don’t know if played a part,” he said.last_img read more

  • New Deputy Foreign AffairsMinister Takes Office

    first_imgThe newly appointed Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for Administration, Edward M. Eesiah, has assured employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that his administration will work collaboratively with them to achieve the Ministry’s agenda aimed at enhancing government’s foreign policy thrust. Deputy Minister Eesiah, who replaces Dr. Wede Elliott Brownell as Deputy Minister for Administration, stated that if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to achieve its desired objectives, there must be a smooth working relationship among employees on one hand and the administration and workforce on the other hand. According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, the new Deputy Minister gave the assurance on Tuesday, October 11, when he was being formally introduced to the staff by Foreign Affairs Minister Marjon V. Kamara during a general staff meeting. Deputy Minister Eesiah used the occasion to extend gratitude to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for his preferment and assured her that he will deliver to her expectation. For her part, Minister Kamara, after introducing Deputy Minister Eesiah, urged her staff to cooperate with and support Deputy Minister Eesiah to achieve the objectives of the Ministry. Minister Kamara also noted among other things that the appointment of Mr. Eesiah to the current position is based on his numerous experiences within the public sector, including his immediate past position at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), where he served as Deputy Minister for Administration. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • New legislation likely for Gold Board

    first_imgAt a recent meeting between Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and local gold dealers, it was announced that a new set of legislation is likely to be enacted to facilitate the smooth operation of the Guyana Gold Board. The new legislation, he noted, will benefit both sides of the table.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanProposed amendments to the present legislation include changes to the quantity of gold that may be legally possessed by a person; extension of the period within which a producer may legally possess gold before selling same to the Guyana Gold Board; introduction of a special dealer’s licence to possess, sell, or export gold; the ‘fit and proper’ criterion to be applied to persons seeking to possess this licence; increases in application fees, bonds, fines and penalties; and new regulations related to the acquisition of foreign exchange and the strengthening of the gold trading regime.The discussions were deemed ‘fruitful’. The frank and open discussions made for a good understanding of the challenges and expectations of both the Government of Guyana and the licensed gold dealers.In a release issued by the Natural Resources Ministry, it was pointed out that the eight licensed gold dealers were able to make a number of compromises to ensure that the views and positions of all stakeholders were given due consideration.“Minister Trotman undertook to brief his Cabinet colleague, Minister of Finance Honourable Winston Jordan, on a number of positions the dealers have laid out, with a view to reaching a final position that could see the passage of the proposed amendments in the National Assembly after consultations with the licensed gold dealers,” the release said.The companies represented at that meeting were GBTI Property Holdings, El Dorado Trading, Gold Bar Development and Consulting Inc., Mohamed’s Enterprise, Pure Diamond Inc., Excel Minerals Inc., Dinar Trading and Adamantium Metals.Also present at the meeting were Guyana Gold Board Chairman GHK Lall, Gold Board General Manager Eondrene Thompson, and that entity’s Legal Officer, Stacey Weever.last_img read more

  • Enmore woman allegedly takes own life after arguing with mother

    first_imgA 22-year-old Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) woman allegedly took her own life on Saturday last following a heated argument with her mother, who resides overseas.Dead: Shelly Parsharm SinghThe dead woman was identified as Shelly Parsharm Singh, a mother of one. She was found hanging by family members after 12:00h on the day in question.According to reports, the young woman allegedly received a call from her mother on Saturday, but the conversation turned into an argument.The argument reportedly stemmed from the woman not approving of Singh’s husband. Later that day, relatives discovered the young woman’s body hanging from a rafter in one of the bedrooms in her home.Relatives are, however, crying foul as Singh’s husband was at home at the time of the incident. The matter is being investigated as Police have not ruled out foul play and have indicated that the now dead woman’s husband may be questioned.last_img read more

  • Annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Salvation Army is holding its annual traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Friday, October 11th, 2019.Cameron Eggie, the Executive Director of the Salvation Army, shares they are expecting to feed between 150-200 people.The Community Thanksgiving Dinner takes place between 12-2 pm at the Northern Centre of Hope in the community meal centre located at 9824 – 99th Avenue.- Advertisement -All are welcome for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.If you would like to donate, helping with the cost or give your time to serve or clean up, call 250-261-1933.last_img read more

  • COMPETITION: AND THE WINNER OF OUR RAW NUTRITION CENTRE PRIZE IS…

    first_imgTHE WINNER OF OUR ‘FREE YOURSELF FROM SUGAR’ COMPETITION IN ASSOCIATION WITH RAW NUTRITION IS PATRICIA BOYLE FROM GARGRIM, FROSSES, CO DONEGALBased in Donegal Town and Letterkenny, Raw Nutrition Centre also offers a food intolerance test at its two centres.To book an appointment with Niamh or Caitriona all you have to do is private message on Facebook or call on 087 795 1159. They are based in Donegal Town on a Monday.Appointment times are:Monday 9:30am-7pmAppointments for LetterkennyTuesdays 9:00am- 6:00pmWednesday 9:00am-7:30pmThursday 9:00am -6:00pmFriday 9:00am-5:00pmThe Raw Nutrition online programme Free Yourself from Sugar programme is a six week personalised service that will help you curb your sugar cravings and help eliminate refined sugars from your diet.   Caitriona can be contacted at:Raw Nutrition087 795 1159or Click here:https://www.facebook.com/RawLK?ref=hl COMPETITION: AND THE WINNER OF OUR RAW NUTRITION CENTRE PRIZE IS… was last modified: October 9th, 2015 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:Raw Nutritionlast_img read more

  • Rescued worker in critical state

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A 25-year-old construction worker was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after he was trapped under hundreds of pounds of moist soil from a collapsed excavation trench, officials said. The worker was standing in a trench for a new sewer line when the walls collapsed, trapping him with only his head and one shoulder exposed, Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Dozens of firefighters and rescue team members responded to the 9:55 a.m. incident in the 5300 block of Woodman Avenue, where a two-story home was under construction.last_img read more

  • GOVERNMENT WON’T ANNOUNCE WATER CHARGES UNTIL AFTER ELECTIONS – TD

    first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of putting politics before people by refusing to disclose the extent of water charges facing Donegal households. The Fianna Fáil TD claims the Government is delaying the announcement on water charge amounts in order to salvage votes in the upcoming local and European elections.“It is disgraceful that Donegal households, who are trying to manage their budgets, are still being left in the dark about the water charges that will kick in from October. This secrecy is completely unnecessary. The only logic for refusing to be upfront with households is that Fine Gael and Labour are afraid it will lose them more votes in May,” said Deputy McConalogue. “This has become about the Government parties trying to save their own skin and avoid having to answer more questions ahead of polling day on May 23rd. Meanwhile, families across Co Donegal are left unable to work out their household budgets.“It’s an added insult to Donegal households who will soon be clocking up charges for a completely inadequate water service. Many communities across this county have been plagued by poor water quality and are regularly subjected to boil water notices. How are they expected to pay hefty charges for this poor service?“Approximately €800 million of taxpayers’ money has been spent on setting up the Government’s new Super Quango Irish Water, paying for exorbitant consultancy fees, staff bonuses and perks, and on installing water meters. Not one cent has been spent on the water system. It’s proof that the Government’s claim about this being all about an improved service is completely bogus.“Far from upgrading our water supply, the entire focus of the Government and Irish Water has been on setting up a corporate entity to charge people. The only thing that Donegal households are getting in return is charges – not any improvement in service. “I am calling on Fine Gael and Labour representatives across Co Donegal to start being upfront with people about the charges that are coming down the line. I am also calling on them to ensure that any significant problems with the local water supply are fixed before people are expected to pay for their water,” said Deputy McConalogue. GOVERNMENT WON’T ANNOUNCE WATER CHARGES UNTIL AFTER ELECTIONS – TD was last modified: April 11th, 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalTDwater chargeslast_img read more

  • How to avoid giving away your storage

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The recent market collapse was largely caused by higher than expected corn and soybean yields and carryouts. In the end, increased production in the western Corn Belt made up for lower yields in the east due to the wet spring. Also, world carryout increased because the USDA is estimating that China hasn’t used as much corn for feed as expected the last three years. None of this is bullish grain near-term or long-term.Supply disruptions are likely the only possibility for $4 corn and $9 beans right now — for instance, a South American weather problem or a major U.S. weather event next summer. Lack of farmer selling should keep prices from a free fall, but some have suggested $3.35 corn and $8 beans as a possibility.What should farmers do now? I continue to stress that farmers need to learn how to use futures, spreads and basis more than ever to get every penny they can out of the market. In many cases, just focusing on the cash price will make profit more difficult to achieve for farmers who are unpriced. Don’t give your storage awayOften in grain marketing farmers need to think about things a little bit differently than the “common” or “conventional” wisdom out there to get bigger premiums and profits out of the market. The following is an example of a common mistake I see among farmers that don’t have 100% on-farm storage.Usually I see farmers make sales for December or January delivery as their first and only sale before harvest and often they do this to get the market carry as a premium. Most farmers do this because conventional wisdom says that farmers will have to sell grain they need to core out of their bins. However, this wisdom is only true for farmers with 100% on-farm storage and the wrong thing to do for those that do not. Let me explain.Last July corn delivered for December was $4.60 while harvest delivery was $4.50. Basically, it means there was a 10-cent premium to hold the grain for two months after harvest, or about five cents per month. Many farmers that don’t have 100% on-farm storage know they still need to core their bins sometime in the winter and that is why they originally sold for December delivery to capture the carry, thinking they were getting the best deal. However, these farmers still have to deliver grain at harvest because of their lack of storage. Today, the market is under $3.70 and many farmers don’t want to sell their grain at these levels. So, they will pay storage fees at their commercial facility, which are likely at five cents per month, waiting until prices go up.Farmers that tried to capture the carry early, will wipe away all the profits from the original trade waiting for better prices on the unpriced grain in commercial storage. Many wind up paying around 30 cents to store grain until the spring. By doing this, the 10-cent premium on the grain they sold first will eventually be wiped away, creating a net loss of 20 cents on their marketing program. Most farmers are too focused on cash prices and not paying attention to expenses of storage.I understand the need to core bins in the winter. Farmers are trying to take advantage of the market carry for December delivery and that makes some sense. However, farmers really could wait until the end of January to core bins. If they were to do this it would give them an extra two months’ worth of free storage in their own bins at home. This would allow for a longer time period for prices to move and possibly basis levels to improve. Thus, a farmer doesn’t give away any storage.It’s difficult for farmers without 100% on-farm storage to estimate how much storage they will need each year. This is why I like to use futures, it gives me the flexibility to decide when, where, and how much grain I want to move at harvest or the middle of winter. Flexibility in your grain marketing strategy will lead to increased profitability.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at jon@superiorfeed.com.last_img read more

  • Odisha changes norms in food, procurement policy

    first_imgThe Odisha government on Monday decided to facilitate entry of more small and marginal farmers and share-croppers into the procurement fold by bringing changes in the norms of food and procurement policy for the Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2018-19.“The past practice of deducting towards personal consumption requirement at the rate of three quintals of paddy per member in the family of farmer for computation of marketable surplus of paddy is waived out from KMS 2018-19,” the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department said in a press release after the Cabinet meeting.The Cabinet, which approved the food and procurement policy for KMS 2019 to regulate all aspects of paddy and rice procurement during the ensuing KMS, decided that paddy (Kharif crop) will be procured between November, 2018 and April, 2019. The paddy (Rabi crop) will be procured from May to June, 2019.A tentative target to procure 55 lakh tonnes of paddy from farmers has been fixed which will be around 37 lakh tonnes in terms of rice. Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Minister has been authorised to revise the target if need arises.The farmers would be paid the Minimum Support Price (MSP) fixed by the Central government at ₹1,750 per quintal for the common variety of paddy and ₹ 1,770 for Grade-A variety. The money would be directly paid into the bank accounts of farmers within three days of the procurement.MoU with CentreWhile 23 lakh tonnes of the procured rice will be pumped into the Public Distribution System in the State, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will evacuate the remaining 14 lakh tonnes of rice to other States as per the MoU with the Centre.Like previous year, paddy procurement process in all 308 procuring blocks will be conducted through paddy procurement automation system (P-PAS). All documents in connection with paddy procurement shall be generated from computer through P-PAS software to make the process hassle-free and transparent.Farmer leader and activist Lingaraj, however, said the State government should issue farmer identification cards to all farmers in order to bring more small and marginal farmers and share-croppers into the procurement fold.last_img read more