Residents of one of the Sime Darby Community, one of the most densely populated communities within Bomi County, on Saturday, February 22, petitioned Ambassador Neh Dukuly Tolbert to contest the upcoming special senatorial election.The citizens, in their petition, said: “Residents of Bomi county have unanimously agreed to petition you as the choice of the people that will bring the expectation of Bomi citizens to fruition.”Their expectations include good schools for their children, water and sanitation, medical facilities and agricultural programs across the four political districts of the county.They described her as the “political light of Bomi County.”According to the citizens, the career of Ambassador Tolbert has blazed a historic and stellar path for the county in the most difficult moments. They added: “It is now time that the international stage can produce direct benefits for the people and country she loves and where like her distinguished ancestors, she will make contribution.”They expressed the hope that Ambassador Tolbert would reconstruct, prioritize development needs, and create business opportunities, things they said her father— Former Secretary of State Momolu Dukuly—did for their county.According to the citizens of Bomi County, it was time to change the political playing field of the county. They envisioned that under her senatorial leadership, Bomi will become a county of paved roads, many schools and vibrant human capacity.The citizens, who gathered at the Sime Darby Central High School to petition the Ambassador, said it was time to demonstrate a true ideas of dedication of democracy for which the county can have a genuine representation at the level of the senate.Responding, Ambassador Neh Dukuly Tolbert expressed gratitude to the people of the county for their position and promised to work collectively to ensure that the hopes and dreams of the people are achieved.The Special Senatorial election is scheduled for October 14, 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
GMSA AGM hears…as GMSA sees 14% membership growthMinister of State, Joseph Harmon said Government was working with the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission to enforce compliance with the Consumer Affairs Act to target, among other things, price fixing, conspiracy, dumping of inferior and harmful products, and misleading advertisements.He noted this move was to protect consumers from errant Private Sector operatives.The Minister made the statement following a call by former Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) President Ramesh Dookhoo for theOutgoing President Shyam Nokta addressing stakeholdersimplementation of anti-dumping legislation. He made the call at the GMSA’s Annual General Meeting at the Pegasus Hotel on Wednesday.“We need to introduce anti-dumping legislation in Guyana. We have been preaching this for 10 years… we have moved from a state where we never had anything in 1985 and now we moved to a stage where we import everything. It don’t matter what the standard is. We import everything into Guyana,” Dookhoo noted.He said the Private Sector would have written letters to over six Ministers during various Governments pleading with them to provide the relative framework to combat the dumping issue, but had no success.Providing an example, Dookhoo, who is an executive at Banks DIH, said there was currently a beer on the market selling six for $1000 causing unfair competition.In response, Minister Harmon urged the Private Sector to ensure there were noA section of the stakeholdersdouble standards when the Government fully implemented measures to tackle dumping.“I recall last year when certain arms within the Government started to take steps to clamp down on dumping, many of us here in the Private Sector cried foul. When people were bringing items that were mislabelled and passing it off on the Guyanese consumers, we were castigated about that, but it is the responsibility of the Government and I must say that it is your responsibility as the GMSA to ensure that consumers are protected from these vile practices,” Harmon indicated.Addressing stakeholders was outgoing GMSA President Shyam Nokta, who noted that despite several measures implemented in the 2018 Budget, most of the proposed measures critical to the manufacturing process and the overall growth of the sector were still outstanding. He added that at the end of June 2017, light manufacturing had marginally grown from 1.3 per cent to 1.9 per cent with a 2.4 per cent projected growth for 2018.“We are still waiting for full-year statistics from the Bank of Guyana for 2017,” Nokta noted.He added that key barriers to the manufacturing sector continued to prevail, but explained that they were being addressed through the Ministerial Roundtable engagement with Finance Minister Winston Jordan. Additionally, Nokta explained that the GMSA advocated for the removal of Valued Added Tax (VAT) on electricity as well as for locally manufactured items to be given a greater share in public procurement.“In addition to the removal of VAT on electricity, to have adjusted/reduced tariffs for manufacturing entities based on performance thresholds and incentives for renewable energy technologies most critical for urgent action to address the transmission and distribution system and advance mature and feasible initiatives for renewable energy,” Nokta said.He also called for the Government to include the GMSA in the booming oil and gas sector, adding that a local content framework was integral to ensuring that local businesses benefit from the opportunities offered by the sector.Nokta also revealed that in addition to raising the profile of the GMSA, they have been able to spark renewed interest among existing members as well as encourage new members. He revealed that at the end of February 2018, the GMSA would have seen its membership growing by 14 per cent.
The run will be taking place at the Fish Creek Community Forest, and will feature a 5 km distance for adults, a 3 km distance for juveniles, as well as a 1.5 km distance for children.Racers running in the 5 km event will be running to take home the Holy Grail, a trophy annually handed out to the winner of the event, inspired by the Monty Python Holy Grail.The race is part of a collection of races run by the Grande Prairie Regional College, where runners earn points towards the season championship.- Advertisement -Despite the fact that some runners will be competing for points, anyone from around the Peace interested in strapping on their running shoes is more than encouraged to join in on the athletic fun. Registration for the event will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Northern Lights College Community Forest, with the race set to begin at 10 a.m.
Local weather watchers have shifted their focus back to rainfall amounts from high temperatures. 8.4 millimeters of rain yesterday, added to 7.8 on Sunday, gave the region nearly 30 percent of the August average of 56.1 in the first three days of the month. In addition, in some isolated areas of the region, there have been reports of up to double the official two day total of 16 point two millimeters. – Advertisement -Meantime, the local area July total, was 55.4 millimeters, but despite being more than two a half times the amount we received, in the same month last year…that’s still only two-thirds of the July average, of 83.2. It was also the third consecutive month, of below normal precipitation…and it left the total this year for the months of May, June and July, at 125.5 millimeters. That’s a three month shortfall of 68 millimeters so to cover it and the August norm, we’ll need another 125 millimeters, this month alone.Advertisement
Arsenal are unlikely to catch up to the top four to qualify for the Champions League, which has put more pressure on the team to win the Europa League. The north London side will take on AC Milan in Italy on Thursday for a last-16 first-leg clash and Wenger is hoping his players can bounce back.“At the moment, it is certainly difficult when you go through a patch like that but I believe as well it is a good opportunity to show you have the quality and the strengths,” said Wenger, according to the Evening Standard.“You can only show that when it is difficult. It is a good opportunity to show we can deal with that and as well, on the longer term, it will make the team even stronger.“The players are a bit affected by what happens because the players want to win. In life, you forget quickly how good you are.“When you have a bad week, players change their mind about their own quality. We have not to forget we are good football players. But as well to fix reachable targets.“Be practical, pragmatic – focus on what you can do better and analyse well what you didn’t do well and not be scared too much about the consequences of a bad result. Focus on defending better, playing quicker and doing more things together. Reachable targets to improve the team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s fourth straight loss piled the pressure on manager Arsene WengerNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 8 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the club’s recent slump in form is a good opportunity for the players to show their strength and quality.The Gunners have lost four consecutive games in all competitions, most recently going down 2-1 at Brighton, and have fallen 13 points behind the Premier League’s top four.
FOUR MASTERS GAA NEWS:Four Masters issue an appeal for volunteers.Four Masters Bord na nÓg have made a call out for volunteers to join the clubs fundraising efforts. As every GAA club in the country knows fundraising is the most difficult of all tasks and the most vital to ensuring that the club can function.Chairman, Laurence Doherty, commented, “The club is thriving at the minute and the numbers involved throughout underage are at their highest levels.“Of course with this huge involvement in the club comes increased financial obligations”.“Four Masters are presently training 18 underage teams across football, hurling and camogie which means the club is responsible for hundreds of children from nursery through to Minor. Bord na nÓg PRO, Jim McLaughlin, added, “The club strive to ensure that costs to families are kept to a minimum and therefore that requires fundraising initiatives.” It is vital that we can continue to meet the needs of the local community, so to this end we are creating a fundraising group to specifically work on developing and supporting fundraising within the club.“We know that there are a wide range of very talented people who support the club and we are asking for them to give us a little of their time and enthusiasm.“People can give whatever time they can spare”.Laurence Doherty, concluded, “All of us who recognise the benefits of Gaelic games for our children’s well being have a part to play. “No part is too great or too small, no one is too young or too old to assist the collective effort”.Registration for underage and adult members commences on Wednesday 4th February in Tir Conaill Park. For further information please speak with a coach or contact Laurence 087 753 2705.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS ISSUE AN APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS was last modified: January 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:four mastersGAANoticesSport
Strictly star Daniel O’Donnell has said he feels he is dancing like Thunderbirds star Virgil.Daniel thinks he is dancing like Virgil from Thunderbirds!Daniel, 53, said he only thought he could dance before the show.He said his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff is so elegant that she makes him feel so awkward. “I’m like the character Virgil out of the TV series Thunderbirds. I’m trying to get my figure and arms in the right position.“Then when I get that sorted, I have my head to think about.“My head is supposed to be steady, but like Virgil’s it’s tilted and wobbling as if it’s on a string,” he said.The Kincasslagh man says he is getting very little sleep as he is constantly thinking about his moves and often wakes up in the middle of the night to practise. Daniel and Kristina.‘I’M DANCING LIKE VIRGIL FROM THUNDERBIRDS’ – DANIEL! was last modified: September 13th, 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:daniel o’donnellStrictly Come DancingThunderbirdsVirgil
An 11-year-old darts player from Donegal has made history by qualifying for the Worthington’s Champion of Champions finals in Wales later this month.Alex Hughes, a pupil at Frosses National School, won a qualifying event on Friday night at Kirk’s Bar in Clady.Over 40 registered players, including players from the PDC Development Tour, took part, but rising star Hughes made light of them all, just four days after celebrating his 11th birthday. It was his first time competing in a full men’s tournament.Competing in the Donegal darts circuit since he was just nine, Alex used to carry a small stool in a rucksack to enable him to collect his darts from the board.“When he started off he couldn’t reach the darts at the top of the board, but he’s grown a good bit in the last two years,” dad Peter said.A place in the finals night at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on August 26 when 246 champions will play off to become the Red Dragon Champion of Champions was up for grabs on Friday when wins over Davy Donnelly and Mickey Doyle shot him into a semi-final meeting with John Porter. After Porter missed double eight to win it, Hughes landed a superb attempt at a 130 checkout.In the final, ‘The Hunter’ hit a 180 and wired double 20 and the bullseye for 130 and 160 checkouts as he defeated Alan Byrne.Alex Hughes with Andy Fordham, the former BDO World champion“This is my first ever full men’s event win and I cannot believe how happy I am,” the Inver schoolboy said.“I’ve practiced every day for the last two years so to play in full men’s events like the Champion of Champions is a dream come true”.The tournament has a prize pot of £20,000. Simon Hall Head of Marketing for Red Dragon Darts said “Words failed me when I saw on Twitter that Alex had qualified for the finals as an 11 year old darts player, and I am still a bit shocked now”.This 11-year-old Donegal boy is taking aim at world’s top darts players was last modified: August 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Alex HughescladyDartsFROSSESFrosses National School
SAN JOSE — Sharks center Joe Thornton is one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, the NHL announced Friday.Other finalists named were winger Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets and goaltender Robin Lehner of the New York Islanders. The award is given “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”Thornton, 39, overcame major injuries from the prior two seasons, suffering a torn ACL and MCL in both his left …