D Division Police to receive new ground from region’s administration – Jaikaran

first_imgIn light of the consistent humanitarian exercises by D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) of the Guyana Police Force, Region’s Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) administration has vowed to reward the ranks by establishing for them, a special ground where their activities can be carried out in comfort.Region Three REO Dennis JaikaranThis was according to the region’s Regional Executive Officer (REO) Dennis Jaikaran, during his congratulatory speech to the Force on making a major contribution to the establishment of a library at the Parfait Harmonie Primary School.During the delivery of his speech, Jaikaran said the Force has been making a major impact in the lives of residents of the region and for this reason, they are eligible for a reward.Giving back to the community by way of aiding was just one of the initiatives of the Force, as over the years it has taken the affairs of the residents as its priority and worked tediously to address them.This is not only in the sense of offering security to the residents, but also in the form of charitable and self-building activities to achieve ultimate development.Jaikaran assured the Force that in the near future the administration will be paving the way for the provision of a new ground that will be built specifically for the ranks and for the hosting of activities of the Force.As the activities are many, he said that this indeed will be a beneficial move, not only for the Force, but also the region.He also said this would help to foster growth and expansion in the region even as the country aims to accomplish extensive development and improve the productivity level of its population.The REO added that the activities of the Force should be embodied by the rest of the region so that they also can make an impact on regional and national advancement.He encouraged the region to get on board and be active bodies for the purpose of building a land that would eventually be more sustainable, safe and productive for human living.Jaikaran therefore commended the ranks for having the interest of the country at heart and acting to ensure that the goals they want to see in the lives of Guyanese are achieved.He urged them to continue their work in serving Guyana and making every effort to move the country closer to its goal of extensive progression.Making his remarks on behalf of the D Division, Commander Stephen Mansell said that the Force will continue to do its part in fostering Guyana’s growth.He disclosed that the Guyana Police Force over the years has undertaken a number of activities that have been beneficial to the public and there are a wide range of others that it will be embarking on in the near future.Mansell cited that over the course of one of its most recent activity, the Force had been able to get more than 185 youths from the Region Three district off of the streets and living sustainable lives.Over the remainder of this year, the Police Force will be additionally offering two sets of programmes that target the region’s youths.The Commander said this includes the cookery programme that is currently running and will provide the foundation for youths who find an interest in food and nutrition. This programme will be running for six weeks.Additionally, in August, the Force will also be commencing its vocational training slated for one month and designed primarily for youths.Mansell urged the public to take advantage of these activities as they are intended to promote self building.last_img read more

Urban wineries are settling in

first_imgWhen blending, Cohn reaches as far out as France, making wine with his friend Pierre Guillard in the Cote Rotie. “A lot of wineries are focused on doing estate or local,” Cohn says. “But being here, we can have our pick of the best vineyard sources.” The pair’s Pourquoi Pas is a blend of Cohn’s Rockpile Syrah and Guillard’s Cote Rozier – an herby cassis-meets-game innovation worth its $135 sticker. Dashe, whose r sum includes Ridge and Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, offers just as broad a portfolio. He started Dashe Cellars in 1996 with his wife, Anne, who trained and worked in Bordeaux. Together, they make wines of exceptional complexity from top Sonoma vineyards. They are also graduates of Rosenblum, and it’s evident in their zinfandels, which also nix jam in favor of spicy minerality. Dashe’s artistic lineup also includes whites: His dry, Alsatian-style Riesling is an up-and-coming star. “We weren’t interested in making chardonnay or sauvignon blanc,” Dashe says. “We wanted to make something with unusual character and bigger acidity.” Something different, much like the urban landscape where he makes his wines. “It’s a vibrant scene being near all the restaurants and retailers,” Dashe says. “Napa and Sonoma are beautiful, but there we’d be one of many. Here, we’re unique.” Along with long-established Rosenblum, Dashe and JC Cellars anchor the East Bay Vintners Alliance, now 15 wineries strong and growing. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose muscular style nicely reflects the no-nonsense spirit of urban wineries, declared September as California Wine Month. I think we can all agree they make city life just a little juicier. jyadegaran@bayareanewsgroup.com. (925) 943-8155 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They may be 100 miles or more from Napa, Sonoma or Mendocino, but Cohn and other urban winemakers are producing some of the state’s most exciting wines – in small storefronts and industrial warehouses tucked in Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville. Urban wineries have arrived, and both their spirit and mission evoke old Napa – a time before urbane conceit and corporate dollars reigned. Metro East Bay’s focused, high-quality winemakers are epitomized by Jeff Cohn of JC Cellars and Mike Dashe of Dashe Cellars. The two share a warehouse winery that parallels the 880 Freeway in Oakland. Cohn spent a decade making wine at Rosenblum in Alameda before launching JC Cellars, where he focuses on elegant northern Rhone-style wines. His Syrahs are dark, lush and meaty, softened by hints of lavender. His zins are lean, not jammy. And First Date, his blend of Marsanne and Roussanne, will revive white wine drinkers tired of the usual suspects. OAKLAND — They pick at night, when the grapes are at their prime – crisp and filled with flavor. The rolling fog tickles the trellised vines, and by twilight they are bare. Back at the estate, a large staff grooms the harvest before destemming the grapes and pumping them into steel tanks. The winery dog licks up scrap skins, charming fanny-packed customers who’ve stolen a peak from the mahogany-walled tasting room. Romantic, yes, but for winemaker Jeff Cohn it was the roar of traffic nearby that signaled “crush” on a recent weekday afternoon. A truckload of premium petite sirah grapes pulls into JC Cellars’ industrial warehouse in downtown Oakland. Accompanied by two assistants, Cohn grabs a tight cluster and pulls a grape to his lips. “How beautiful is that?” he says. last_img read more

Done deal? Liverpool on the brink securing transfer of gifted £16m star according to reports

first_img Liverpool transfer news: Mario Balotelli set to seal loan deal? 1 Liverpool are close to sealing a deal that would see striker Mario Balotelli leave the club on a season-long loan, according to Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is reported to have met with the Italian striker in Florence on Saturday, ahead of the seven-times European champions’ first game of the season at Fiorentina.Having scored just one Premier League goal for Liverpool since signing from Milan for £16m in August 2014, Balotelli does not feature in Reds’ manager Brendan Rodgers plans for this season, prompting efforts to offload him before the summer transfer window closes.But Balotelli’s troublesome reputation and high wages have meant finding a club has been far from straightforward, despite his pedigree as a gifted attacker.Now it appears a return to the San Siro is a real possibility.“I’m not going to comment,” Milan’s general manager Adriano Galliani said of the reports linking his club with Balotelli, before hinting that they are interested in a deal.“Like (Italian singer) Antonello Venditti once said, there are certain loves which go such a long way and then they come back. And I and the president are both romantic people.”Balotelli spent two seasons with the Rossoneri before moving to Merseyside last year, making 43 Serie A appearances for the Milanese club, scoring 26 goals.last_img read more

Taoiseach promises best Brexit deal possible at Letterkenny Business Lunch

first_imgAn Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Letterkenny Chamber that all scenarios are being planned for as Brexit presents one of the greatest challenges since Ireland’s independence.The Taoiseach was the guest speaker at the Letterkenny Chamber President’s Lunch this afternoon, where over 160 members turned out to hear the Fine Gael leader’s address. Varadkar said that the Government’s mission is to be behind towns such as Letterkenny and support development through maintaining a strong economy.He said: “Today Letterkenny is a modern vibrant town and retail hub with a highly successful Institute of Technology and that is a testament to many people’s efforts, including your own.“Letterkenny’s track record in attracting and retaining investment from leading multinationals like Pramerica, the largest employer in the North-West, is a strong endorsement of what this town has to offer. ”On Brexit, Varadkar said the Government is ‘working tirelessly to get the best possible deal for this country’. An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo Clive WassonVaradkar told the Chamber that Brexit presents one of the greatest challenges since independence and that plans are in plans for all scenarios, including a no deal.He said: “The Government has already approved a number of significant Brexit preparedness measures focused on East-West trade, including the preparation of our ports and airports to take account of a changed trading relationship with Britain post-Brexit.“This complements actions already taken including measures were announced in Budget 2018 and over €450m has already been allocated in business supports, including a €300m Brexit Loan Scheme for Business and a €25m Brexit Response Loan Scheme for the Agri-food sector.“I want to reiterate to this Chamber that it is our desire that there will be the closest possible relationship between the EU and the UK after Brexit.”Photo Clive WassonVaradkar shared the Government’s commitment to protecting the Good Friday Agreement and concluding the Withdrawal Agreement which encompasses the backstop, as well as the need to protect the EU’s Single Market.“You can be sure that the Government will be deeply engaged and vigilant on all aspects of Brexit in the weeks ahead. We will bring home the best deal possible and we will stand our ground,” Varadkar said. His speech ended with a message of hope ahead of the challenges Brexit may present to local businesspeople:The Taoiseach said: “When Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce was founded there was a great deal of hope it would open up this part of the country to the rest of the world, during a time of challenge and opportunity.“Today we face new challenges and new opportunities, but the same spirit of optimism, courage, and enterprise which motivated your forebears will help us prevail.”Letterkenny Chamber President Leonard Watson. Photo Clive WassonPresident of the Letterkenny Chamber Leonard Watson spoke on behalf of 250 businesses in the North West when he told the Taoiseach that members are still genuinely concerned about Brexit. Mr Watson told the Taoiseach: “We have welcomed your commitment, and consistent line in terms of the border and a special case for the island, but it seems like a no deal scenario looks more possible than ever.“I just want to emphasise that we are one of the most vulnerable areas.  Any hardening of the border could bring immense difficulties and will deter investment. Our councils on both sides of the border are willing and open to help businesses but uncertainty is not good for business.“We cannot emphasise enough and at every opportunity how important a Brexit deal that acknowledges the unique position of Ireland and the border counties. We hope and I know you will remain steadfast in your commitment during these delicate negotiations.”Mr Watson outlined key plans for the growth of Letterkenny and the North West Strategic Growth Partnership. An ambitious plan for Letterkenny would see the town growing by 50% to a population of 35,000 in the next 10-15 years, he said. Public sector support is necessary to achieve this growth, mainly by addressing infrastructure issues, Mr Watson said.Mr Watson called for funding and support to progress the TEN-T strategic routes proposal for Donegal and for further effort to make the A5/N2 from Derry to Monaghan a reality.Mr Watson said: “All the stakeholders here in Letterkenny and across the region, have worked hard over the years to create what is now a vibrant town steeped in heritage, rich in enterprise and alive with ambition.“We hope that with the support of you and your government and with funding for infrastructure to match, this will help us deliver on our shared ambitions.”Taoiseach promises best Brexit deal possible at Letterkenny Business Lunch was last modified: September 11th, 2018 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:An Taoiseach Leo Varadkarbusiness lunchLetterkenny Chamberlast_img read more

INISHOWEN AUTISM CHILDREN MUST BE ALLOWED TO GO TO SCHOOL IN DERRY – MURRAY

first_imgInishowen Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray has confirmed that he has submitted a motion for debate at his party’s Ard Fheis calling for greater cross-border co-operation in terms of access to education for second level pupils with autism.The motion will be debated at the Ard Fheis is Castlebar, Co. Mayo this weekend.It reads: “That Sinn Féin recognises the need for greater cross-border co-operation in terms of second level education for pupils with autism, and campaigns through our Education Minister in the Northern Executive and Educational Spokesperson in the Dáil to remove any bureaucracy which prevents second level schools from accommodating autistic children from neighbouring counties on either side of the border. This Ard Fheis recognises that such a move would ease the burden of 51 families in border areas that currently send their children on long journeys to access education while a suitable scholl may be much closer in the neighbouring jurisdiction.” Commenting in advance of the motion Cllr Murray said: “I moved this motion in order to ensure that a common sense approach is taken to special needs education in border areas.“Currently a family in Inishowen whose child reaches secondary school age and requires special needs education must travel to Letterkenny to continue their education.“This journey can be exhausting for the many children from Inishowen who make the trip as, when pick-ups and drop-offs are taken into account, it can take between 1 and 2 hours each way. A special needs assistant must also accompany the children on the round trip.“Having spoken to some of the families affected, I am aware that they would prefer to have their children educated in Derry – should the option become available. This option would greatly reduce the journey that the children must make to go to school. “In my opinion this would make far more sense and I am confident that the motion will receive widespread support from the delegates at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis.” INISHOWEN AUTISM CHILDREN MUST BE ALLOWED TO GO TO SCHOOL IN DERRY – MURRAY was last modified: April 10th, 2013 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:INISHOWEN AUTISM CHILDREN MUST BE ALLOWED TO GO TO SCHOOL IN DERRY – MURRAYlast_img read more

Wakiso Gaints, Proline face off in Big League title decider

first_img Tags: Andy Lulefufa big leagueproline fcShafick BisasoWakiso Giants Wakiso won the Elgon Group with 41 Points. (PHOTOS/FILE)FUFA Big League finalProline FC vs Wakiso GiantsStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 18-05-2019Referee: Shamirah NabaddaLUGOGO – All good things have to come to an end and for Wakiso Giants and Proline, the day has come.The two sides have been cruising throughout the 2018/19 FUFA Big League season and either side would be forgiven for not wanting the it to end.However, it has to, and for one of them, it will end with a title in the hands as the two will contest the final on Saturday, 18th May, at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.Wakiso Giants earned their finals’ spot after topping the Elgon Group following a run of 11 wins, 8 draws and only one defeat.In their maiden season, the Purple Sharks have been the envy of everyone else in the division and it would only feel right for their faithful, if it climaxed with a first ever championship.“It’s an important game for us, says Wakiso Assistant coach Andy Lule ahead of the game.“Although our main target of promotion was achieved, we would love to crown the season with a trophy.Wakiso was only given birth-to, last year after they bought off the now defunct Kamuli Park. Their target was to attain promotion at the first time of asking but with a trophy now on line, who would turn it down anyways!Going into Saturday’s encounter, Wakiso goalkeeper Yasin Mugabi is back from injury and could start in goal ahead of Ivan Mutumba. However, there is no place for Norman Ogik who is still nursing an injury. Winger Yasin Mugume is a major doubtful for the games as well.For Proline, they are also aiming to end the season on a high.After succumbing to relegation from the top tier last year, the Lugogo based side made big changes especially in management. Out stepped long serving coach Mujib Kasule and he was replaced by Shafick Bisaso.In his maiden season back at the club, Bisaso knew that promotion back to the top tier, was the primary target and he achieved that in style.With 42 points, Proline won the Rwenzori Group boosting the best record in the entire division.Proline finished the regular season with the best record in the Big League.With a Uganda Cup final against Bright Stars coming later this month, the Proline faithful couldn’t have asked for more at the start of the season.“We have had a dream season as per our standards, said Bisaso.“We won the Rwenzori Group and are into the finals of both the Big League and Uganda Cup. What more would we have asked for for God!“Everyone at the club knows we still have two games to play in the season and victories in both games will see as crowned double champions.Despite finishing ahead of Wakiso in terms of points, Bisaso is worry of the threat that the Purple Sharks possess.“Wakiso Giants is a very good side with proper management and administration.“They have very good experienced players some of whom at one point featured in the National team. But my team is also good and with God on our side, we will win the contest.Proline will feel they have a slight advantage going into the contest as it will be played at a venue on which they have been hosting their League games for the last three years.Match FactsThis will be the first ever competitive meeting between the two sides.Both side won their respective Big League Groups with Wakiso topping the Elgon Group on 41 points while Proline did likewise in the Rwenzori Group, one point better off the the Purple Sharks.In their last games, Wakiso drew 1-1 away to Dove All Stars while Proline defeated Kabale Sharpe 2-0.Comments last_img read more

FUBA NBL Finals: Abei Priscilla wins it late for Lady Canons, take lead against Dolphins

first_imgAbei Priscilla (14) sank the game-winning shot as UCU Lady Canons defeated JKL Lady Dolphins on Wednesday. (PHOTO/FUBA)FUBA National Basket LeagueJKL Lady Dolphins 69-71 UCU Lady CanonsMTN Arena, LugogoWednesday, 27-11-2019Abei Priscilla scored with three seconds on the clock as UCU Lady Canons beat defending champions JKL Lady Dolphins in game one of their FUBA National Basketball League on Wednesday.With the game tied at 69-69, Priscilla picked up an offensive rebound after Zainah Lukwameri had failed with her hook shot, executed a layup and with JKL out of time-outs, succumbed to defeat in a well-contested game.The two points were part of only 7 that Priscilla managed in the whole contest despite playing 20 minutes.Earlier, UCU had taken the first quarter 17-13 despite conceding the first points on the night.The second would them belong to JKL who managed 25 points, five more than UCU and ensure the defending champions led 38-37 at half time.In the third quarter, UCU came out better, taking it 22-19 to lead by two (59-57) going into the fourth.UCU led for most of the fourth until Ritah Imanishimwe threw-down two free-throws to level the contest at 69-69 inside the final minute.It was then left for Priscilla to win it for UCU who lost 4-0 to JKL in last year’s final.Rose Akon was once again vital for UCU as she managed another post-season double double. Akon scored a game-high 22 points and collected 17 boards in the winning effort.Lokwameri was the other Lady Canon who managed double figures in terms of scoring on the night as she scored 11 points.For the Lady Dolphins, they had five players in double figures with substitute Stella Oyella top-scoring with 14 points, Flavia Oketcho 12, Ritah Imanishimwe 10, Hope Okello 10 and Mayimunah Namuwaya 10.Game two of the Ladies final will be played at the MTN Arena on Friday.Comments Tags: Abei PriscillaFlavia OketchoFubaFUBA NBLHope AkelloJKL DolphinsMayimunah NamuwayaRitah ImanishimweRose AkonStella OyellaUCU Lady CanonsZainah Lukwamerilast_img read more

Warriors-Knicks cheatsheet: New York’s young core looking to push the champs

first_imgThe young Knicks enter the Bay Area with hopes their young core can disrupt the inconsistent Warriors.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSBA)Knicks projected starters: Luke Kornet, Noah Vonleh, Kevin Knox, Emmanuel Mudiay, Tim Hardaway Jr. Knicks stock report:New York has been abysmal this season. Entering Tuesday, the Knicks have lost 17 of their last 10 games. With first-year coach David Fizdale and a roster that’s …last_img

Two sons of BJP lawmaker in Bihar booked for molestation

first_imgTwo sons of a Bhartiya Janata Party lawmaker Awadhesh Narayan Singh have been booked allegedly for molesting a 24-year old woman, who works as a cabin crew member with a private airline in Mumbai.The woman has filed an FIR at the women’s police station in Patna against the two brothers — Sushant Ranjan and Prashant Ranjan — for allegedly holding her captive in a room and beating her up with the intention of sexually assaulting her.The incident reportedly took place on May 16 in Patna at the official residence of the BJP MLC Awadhesh Narayan Singh.Both the sons of the lawmaker run a franchise of a private travel agency.“The police have lodged an FIR based on the woman’s complaint and we’re verifying the charges…if found true, necessary action will be taken”, said D. Amarkesh, Patna Superintendent of Police (Central).Meanwhile, Mr. Singh, who is also a former chairman of the Bihar Legislative Council, said that he was not in Patna on May 16 but was ready for any investigation.Meanwhile, the opposition RJD has taken a dig at the BJP over the incident. “This is a Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao of BJP?”, said RJD MLA and spokesperson Shakti Yadav while adding that, “such incidents bring disrepute to the State”.last_img read more

2,000 Fisher Folk Receive Safety Gear

first_imgSome 2,000 fisher folk from six parishes have benefitted from the donation of safety gear, as part of the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI). The beneficiaries will also receive training under the initiative which is spearheaded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. An additional 400 fish vendors will receive igloos and training in food safety and sanitation, under the Jamaica Fishermen Co-operative Enhancement of Fish Cold Chain Supply and Safety Equipment Project. Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at the Old Harbour Bay fishing beach in St. Catherine on February 21, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, said the programme will not only improve the personal safety of local fishers, but will also improve the quality of the seafood that Jamaicans consume. The project has received funding support of some $21.6 million from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the World Bank. It is geared at increasing awareness among local fishers to practise safety at sea, thereby reducing the incidences of being lost at sea or losing their lives, as well as improving the quality assurance of local seafood. Under the project, fisher folk from the fishing communities of Old Harbour Bay in St. Catherine; Savannah-La-Mar , Belmont and Whitehouse in Westmoreland; Annotto Bay and Pagee in St. Mary; Manchioneal in Portland; Discovery Bay in St. Ann; and Rocky Point in Clarendon received life jackets and marine distress flares to be used while at sea. They will also benefit from training in several areas, including safety at sea, basic seamanship and navigation skills, safe and proper use of the life jackets and other safety equipment. In the meantime, the Minister lauded the JSIF for its part in implementing the programme, which he said represents a significant contribution to the fisheries sector. “We should all be concerned that it is not only the lives of fishers at sea which is important, but also the quality of the fish we are consuming. Everything that can be done must be done to ensure that the fish we eat is wholesome, fresh and safe,” Mr. Clarke emphasised. He implored the fishers to follow the necessary safety guidelines provided by the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard and the Fisheries Division, to protect themselves while at sea. The Minister said each year, the Coast Guard responds to more than 30 search and rescue cases at sea, noting that fishing vessels accounted for 65 per cent of these cases. For her part, Managing Director at JSIF, Scarlette Gillings, said the project is directly connected to the Government’s aim to improve food safety and create a modern and enabling business environment as part of the Vision 2030 goals. Vision 2030 Jamaica is the country’s first long-term national development plan, which aims at enabling Jamaica to achieve developed country status by 2030. Mrs. Gillings said the programme also aims to promote sustainability of the fishing industry and will complement work being done under the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA) project.The IICA project will see the upgrading of the physical infrastructure at six fishing beaches islandwide.She said there will be further collaboration under the JSIF’s Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) for the provision of organisational strengthening and training to the fishermen’s co-operatives.last_img read more