Region 10 students to benefit from “Feeding Angels” initiative

first_imgPrimary and secondary school students in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are expected to benefit from a school hot meal feeding programme, organised through the Region’s People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) office.According to the PNCR Region 10 Chairman Deron Adams, who is presently seeking additional sponsorship for the programme, the initiative will target students who encounter financial difficulties and those considered disadvantaged.The feeding programme is expected to commence on February 5 at the PNCR party office at Mackenzie, Linden and will be conducted on Mondays and Fridays.“The brain needs food to learn. With the help of sponsors, the PNCR Region 10 Committee is trying to emphasise the importance of a good and healthy meal,” Adams noted.“Since we are fully aware of the many difficult problems pupils of primary and secondary schools encounter in their daily life, we have established a feeding programme for those who need it most. The feeding programme reaches out to pupils who encounter daily financial problems, or those from particularly disadvantaged backgrounds.We are aware that single-parent families struggle really hard to get enough income to provide for their children hence this initiative is timely,” he continued, while he stressed the need for the help of sponsors.He added that in the future, a database would be created after careful analysis of those who may need additional assistance via the outreach programme, as he welcomed sponsors to partner with the Committee to support the initiative.last_img read more

Natural Resources Ministry signs MoU with WWF, NTC

first_imgIn a bid to formalise relations it shares with the National Toshaos Council (NTC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Natural Resources Ministry on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formally establish relations.The MoU will also pave the way for the Ministry to establish and maintain an effective communication channel with the Indigenous communities, through – but not limited to – the NTC and therefore promote tits programme as it relates to Guyana’s Indigenous stakeholders and other interested parties, and to workNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman (seated second from right) among executives from the NTC and WWFtogether on any other issues as may be mutually agreed upon between the parties.The collaboration between those two parties will ensure the mandate as set out in Part IV, Section 41 of the Amerindian Act 2006 as it relates to the areas of good governance and the preparing of strategies and plans for the protection, conservation and sustainable management of Indigenous community lands.Meanwhile, the MoU between the Natural Resources Ministry and the WWF serves as a renewal of a previous one.“It will now continue the working relationship between the Cooperative Government of the Republic of Guyana and World Wildlife Fund Inc, and extend it to incorporate specific relations between WWF; Ministry of the Presidency – Department of Environment (DoE); Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR); the Environmental Protection Agency; Guyana Forestry Commission; Guyana Geology and Mines Commission; Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission; Protected Areas Commission, Office of Climate Change, Department of Fisheries, Non-Governmental Organisations and Community-Based Organisations for the implementation of the WWF Guianas programme of activities in Guyana,” the Ministry explained in a statement.Attending the event were the Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman; NTC Chairman Toshao Nicholas Fredericks; Director of Environment, Ndibi Schwiers; WWF Guianas Representative Laurens Gomes and a few other officers.Trotman, who gave the feature address, alluded to the Ministry’s commitment to its motto to “Explore, Develop, Sustain” and said that it was recognised that these values could not be realised without strong partnerships. He said that it was upon this foundation that the MoUs with the WWF and the NTC will rest, since these agencies are recognised as partners who care about the sustainable management and development of the sector.The Minister also noted the productive engagements that the Ministry has had with both the WWF and the NTC in the past. The WWF has been a consistent partner and has provided financial, administrative, institutional and technical assistance and support to key natural resource agencies.last_img read more

Princes Street man gets 1 year for theft

first_imgA garbage collector was on Monday slapped with three break-and-enter charges when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Aubrey Price, of Lot 75 Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown, stood before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, and pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated between June 11 and June 12, 2019 at Princes Street, Lodge, he broke into a storage bond of Sheron Nurse and stole four cases of Banks beer bottles.He, however, pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on February 15, 2019 at Princes Street, he broke into the home of Marsha Baird and stole a Samsung tablet valued $40,000; two flatscreen televisions valued $216,000; a cellular phone valued $30,000; one laptop valued $100,000 and a Rubis gas cylinder valued $6000.It was further alleged that on March 15, 2019, at Princes Street, he stole one gas cylinder valued $6000, a charge to which he pleaded guilty with explanation.The defendant told the court that he saw the house open and as such, he entered and took the gas cylinder. He further told the court that he recently served two sentences.Prosecutor Shellon Daniels objected to bail given the three charges, and asked that the summary application be disclosed.The facts of the matter presented to the court stated that on February 15, Baird secured her home leaving the mentioned articles in the kitchen, but upon returning home at 16:00h, she discovered her door was wrenched open.As she entered her home, she saw that the house was ransacked and the gas cylinder was missing.A report was made at the East La Penitence Police Station and an investigation was launched. The suspect was subsequently arrested.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus sentenced the man to one year in prison for the charges to which the defendant pleaded guilty. He was nevertheless remanded to prison for the other charges and his next court appearance was slated for June 24, 2019.last_img read more

Flyers get stomped by Athletics in their season opener 7-0

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are going back to the drawing board after a 7-0 loss in Grande Prairie on Saturday.The Flyers were playing a couple of defenceman short, so forwards had to fill in for the game. The Flyers would end up taking six penalties on the night after being down 3-0 after the first 20 minutes. Goaltender Dylan Bergmark would make 31 of 38 saves for the visitors. The Flyers would fire 33 shots of their own on the Athletics goaltender.General Manager Lee Hartman said, “The score didn’t indicated how close the game actually was. We didn’t have any second and third chances on their goalie who was seeing everything we fired at him. Sometimes that’s how Senior hockey goes.”- Advertisement -Next up for the Flyers is on Thursday in Dawson Creek. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.last_img

Mickelson back on track

first_imgMallinger, however, started his round on the 10th hole in the virtual calm of the morning. The wind didn’t arrive until he had only five holes remaining, and by then he had done most of his damage. Of course, it helped that he made 100 feet worth of birdie putts on his first three holes, starting with a 60-footer just off the green. “I got 14 holes with good weather,” Mallinger said. “Those are where you make your birdies, so when you’ve got good weather, you’ve got an advantage.” Over at Spyglass, Furyk played his best golf in the worst conditions. His 2-under start was wiped out by a double bogey from two bunkers on the sixth hole, and he was even when the trees began to shake. Then he made five birdies on the back nine. “I’m glad I got through there,” he said. Mickelson ran off three straight birdies on the back nine at Poppy Hills and then settled for pars in the cold, blustery conditions. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Robert Rock shot an opening-round 6-under-par 66 for a one-shot lead in the Malaysian Open. The Englishman leads Indian rookie S.S.P. Chowrasia, who matched Rock with seven birdies before finishing with a 5-under 67 at the Saujana Golf and Country Club. GOLD COAST, Australia – South Korea’s Ahn Sun-ju shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Ladies Masters. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PEBBLE BEACH – Four tournaments into his season, Phil Mickelson showed signs of turning the corner on Thursday. Mickelson, nowhere near the leaderboard since his collapse at the U.S. Open last summer, eagled his final hole at Poppy Hills for a 7-under 65 to share the lead with rookie John Mallinger and Nick Watney in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. “I didn’t think it would take three tournaments to get to where I wanted to be,” said Mickelson, playing for the fourth straight week. “But each tournament, I saw progress.” Mickelson and the rest of the 180-man field also saw a return of the notorious weather – known in these parts as “Crosby” weather as a tribute to when Bing Crosby was host of a tournament that featured every element just about every hour. center_img Cold. Windy. Wet. It was better to be at Poppy Hills than the other two courses in the rotation because it is the farthest from the Pacific Ocean and protected by tree-lined fairways. That’s where Mickelson and Watney played. The best round belonged to Mallinger, who was on the wrong course, but at the right time. Pebble Beach sits along the bluffs of the Pacific, bare to the wintry wind that was so strong at times it toppled a tree on the 17th fairway around the corner at Spyglass Hill. “There’s nowhere to hide there,” Jim Furyk said after his 67 at Spyglass. last_img read more

Dog and catastrophe

first_imgMenu Foods, the Canadian maker of the food, announced Friday that it was recalling 60 million cans and pouches of wet dog and cat food sold throughout North America. It affects 91 brands, including Food Lion, Iams and Nutro, sold under store and brand labels at Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other retailers. Testing by Menu Foods since the first complaints of kidney failure were reported Feb. 20 also found that of 40 to 50 dogs and cats fed the affected “cuts and gravy” style, seven died. Other companies – Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Nestle Purina PetCare and Procter & Gamble – voluntarily have recalled products made by Menu Foods. “If your pet has been on one of the foods, it is worth going to your veterinarian and having blood work and a urine test done to see if your pet is having a problem with kidney function,” said Dr. Amy Worell, owner of All Pets Medical Center in West Hills. “The quicker you jump on it, the better the outcome will be.” By noon, Worell and officials at other San Fernando Valley veterinary centers said phones had been ringing all morning. SHERMAN OAKS – Ten days ago, Pebbles seemed healthy. She ate breakfast and went for a walk with her owner, Jeff Kerner. But when they returned to the apartment, Pebbles threw up. The 7-year-old Yorkshire terrier continued over the next few days until her stomach was dry. She became lethargic, depressed. By Friday, Pebbles was in the hospital with renal failure, the apparent victim of tainted dog food, one of an unknown number of pets nationwide sickened by bad dog and cat chow. Ten have died. “Last Saturday, I was thinking my dog will be here another eight to 10 years,” said Kerner, 48, of Sherman Oaks. “Now, I’m worrying about whether she will make it through the weekend.” “People are pretty worried about the recall,” said Worell, who ran blood tests on two dogs Sunday. “We’ve had lots of calls today. We’ve not had anybody call with clinical signs related to the pet foods – just plain worried.” The recall covers wet-style food sold in cans and pouches between Dec. 3 and March 6. Menu Foods’ stock has fallen 45 percent. The company established two toll-free phone numbers for concerned pet owners, and both were consistently busy Monday. The Food and Drug Administration is focusing on wheat gluten as a likely source of the contamination. Menu Foods said it had recently switched suppliers of wheat gluten, a source of protein, but has since dropped that provider. Wheat gluten alone wouldn’t cause kidney failure but it could if it were contaminated by other substances, such as heavy metals or fungal toxins. Two years ago, a corn fungus contamination sparked a dog-food recall. When Kerner heard about the recall, Pebbles had already been admitted to Collett Veterinary Clinic in Sylmar. After futilely trying to reach Menu Foods by phone, he went to the Web site and looked at the affected dates and serial numbers. “The three pouches I have left,” he said, “matched number for number.” Pebbles remained at the Sylmar clinic Monday, receiving nutrition intravenously and running up an unknown medical bill. “I used to work as a demonstrator for Nutro years ago, and I know it is a great product,” Kerner said. “You spend extra money for the more expensive food because you think you are doing the right thing. But then something like this happens.” The Associated Press contributed to this report. (818) 713-3634last_img read more

Ronaldo ‘wants England return’ -reports

first_img0Shares0000Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Aug 5 – Cristiano Ronaldo told a Spanish court he “would like to return to England” due to his tax troubles in Spain, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported on Saturday.The Real Madrid star was called to testify in court on Monday over accusations he evaded 14.7 million euros ($17.3 million) in tax on his image rights via a complicated web of shell companies based in the British Virgin Islands and Ireland. However, Ronaldo has insisted he did not create a “special structure” to manage his image rights when he moved to Real in 2009 but simply maintained the one set up in 2004 while he was at Manchester United.That structure had been recommended to the Portuguese captain by United via their specialist sports lawyer Chris Farnell.“Chris told me it was what all the footballers did and I didn’t want to be an exception,” Ronaldo added in court.“On the field I always want to be an exception, but off it I want to be like everyone else.”If Ronaldo is found guilty he faces a fine of at least 28 million euros and potentially a three-and-a half year jail term, according to the Gestha union of experts at Spain’s Inland Revenue.However, despite being just the latest in a series of high-profile players to be investigated over their image rights in recent years, Ronaldo believes he is being targeted due to his fame.“If I wasn’t called Cristiano Ronaldo I wouldn’t be here,” Ronaldo also reportedly told the court according to Spanish media.The four-time World Player of the Year posted on social media site Instagram on Tuesday: “What bothers people is my brilliance, insects only attack lamps that shine!!!!”Ronaldo will return to training with his Madrid teammates later on Saturday for the first time since lifting the Champions League final in June.Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane had given Ronaldo an extended break due to his participation in the Confederations Cup with Portugal and his court appearance.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: Maracana Magic!

first_imgThe Maracana has seen plenty of magical goals over the years, but it will take something special to beat this strike from Cortiba’s Germano.last_img

Manchester City’s Champions League qualification: Results City need to qualify from Group E

first_imgBayern are through to the last 16 of the Champions League, so Roma, CSKA and Man City will fight for second place in order to delay their exit from the competition for another round.All three teams are on five points, with Man City playing Roma in Italy and here’s what needs to happen in order for the Premier League champions to qualify for the knockout stage. 1 How Man City can still qualify for the Champions League knockout stage 1 Man City will qualify for the last 16 if…They beat Roma and CSKA fail to win against Bayern in Munich.They get a score draw with Roma and CSKA lose to Bayern. City drew 1-1 with the Italians at the Etihad and another draw would mean their head-to-head will go down to goal difference. A 0-0 in Rome would see the hosts progress, owing to their away goal in Manchester, but if City score two or more goals and draw, they will go through on away goals. Even if it ends 1-1, Pellegrini’s side would qualify based on their superior goal difference overall in the group (see table above).City will be out if…Both games end in a draw (Roma progress).If CSKA and City both win, then the Russians will qualify because of their superior head-to-head record against City.For full match commentary of Roma v Man City, keep it talkSPORT from 7pm on Wednesday 10 December.last_img read more

Tomlin set for team’s big rivals

first_imgFrom news services For the first time in 15 years, the Browns-Steelers rivalry will be missing a familiar face, one with a very prominent feature. Bill Cowher and his famous chin won’t be hanging around today. A new chapter opens in one of the NFL’s fiercest and closest rivalries as Pittsburgh plays its first game under rookie coach Mike Tomlin. He has the unenviable task of trying to replace Cowher, the immensely popular Steelers coach who abandoned the stresses of the sideline for the comforts of the TV booth – for now. Tomlin may be the 16th coach in Steelers history, but he’s only the third since 1970, following in the Hall of Fame footsteps of Chuck Noll and Cowher, whose distinctive bust could one day be in Canton, too. Along with averaging 11 wins per season, 10 playoff appearances, six visits to the AFC championship game and a Super Bowl victory, Cowher did something else better than any coach in Steelers history. He pounded the Browns like a drum. Including two playoff wins, Cowher went 21-5 against Cleveland, which has lost 13 of the last 14 and seven in a row against its hated neighbor from just down the Ohio Turnpike. Tomlin, who spent last season as Minnesota’s defensive coordinator, senses he’s about to become part of something special. “It’s been an intense rivalry for a long time, I think dating back to 1950,” said Tomlin, who was a summer coaching intern with the Browns in 2000. “The geographical distances makes it unique – the fact that the two cities are close. “It’s been very impressive. Both organizations, franchises and storied histories, it’s great to be part of it and I’m sure I’ll develop a better appreciation for it as I get into it.” Despite Pittsburgh’s overwhelming recent dominance, the Steelers-Browns’ series is knotted, 55-55. The 35-year-old Tomlin had the perfect pedigree to replace Cowher, whose teams were built around strong running games and relentless, blitzing defenses. When he took over the Steelers, Tomlin said Cowher gave him some simple, sound guidance. “He said, `Do it your way,”‘ Tomlin said. “I’m sure he received the same advice from Chuck Noll. I think the longer I’m on the job, and I knew it going in, but the longer I’m on the job, then the more comfortable you have to feel doing things your way. I am, and I think that’s why I’m having fun.” ETC.: Browns punter Dave Zastudil will not play today because of a back injury. He had been listed as questionable by the team Friday. The Browns signed former Broncos punter Paul Ernster. Around the league Giants: The team activated defensive end Michael Strahan, reporting on its Web site that the seven-time Pro Bowler will likely play in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys tonight. The Giants waved cornerback Dovonte Edwards to make room for Strahan on their 53-man roster. Eagles: Tight end L.J. Smith was downgraded to questionable for Philadelphia’s opener at Green Bay following the team’s walkthrough. Smith had been bothered by a groin injury that forced him to sit out all the preseason games and kept him off the field most of training camp. He practiced this week and had been listed as probable for today’s game against the Packers.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img