Newly-constructed Wismar road ends at REO’s residence

first_imgThe completed section of the roadwayThe deplorable state of the raodResidents of Block 22, Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) say they want answers as to who made a decision to end the area’s access road in front of the home of Regional Executive Officer (REO), Gavin Clarke.Residents say they have waited years for a “proper” road and now that it has been constructed, it is only benefiting a selected few.One resident Owen DeSouza disclosed he have contacted the Regional Chairman, Renis Morian who told him Region 10 was only allocated the construction of 10 roads, so Block 22 was “fortunate to have one”.Many residents are questioning the authenticity of the Council since the road has ended just at the residence of the REO.“I think he just push for this road so it could accommodate him. You don’t see is right where he live the road end?” one resident queried.The road was constructed shortly after First Lady Sandra Granger visited the community and reassured the residents that she would look in to addressing the deplorable state of the town’s thoroughfares.last_img read more

“Restore Better Community Relationship”

first_imgMr. Dorbor M. Suah, Executive Director of Hope Worldwide-Liberia (HWWL), has pledged his organization’s commitment to restore better community relationships for the good of society. He made the commitment at a program marking the closing exercise of a Community Healing Dialogue held over the weekend at the A. B. Tolbert Road. The activities included drama, singing as well as the certification of those who completed the six-week dialogue. “The approach of residents on A. B. Tolbert Road to dialogue on community matters can be decentralized to other communities. This psychosocial dialogue helps in healing communities that are broken apart,” Mr. Suah said. He observed the need to restore better community relationships through which the residents can have the confidence to discuss issues that affect their general welfare as community members. According to him, in many communities, people fall apart owing to gaps that failed to address some of their pertinent concerns, but in spite of that, he remains confident that residents of the A. B. Tolbert Community will use the dialogue to handle issues affecting them and the community. He said his organization has previously identified the need for the residents to help in handling community matters through dialogue, which also circumvented the residents from using the courts to seek redress.The chairlady of A. B. Tolbert Road Community and a participant of the dialogue, Lucy Kobbah, expressed appreciation for the initiative and she believes that the impact will help to “image the community in a more unique form.” “This dialogue will strengthen us to resolve our differences among ourselves instead of taking each other to court or to the police station,” Madam Kobbah said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Literacy Society to host Mad Hatter Golf Tournament this Saturday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society will be hosting a Golf Tournament this Saturday, May 11 at the Lone Wolf Golf Club.According to Lone Wolf Marketing and Events Coordinator, L.J. Lawson, the theme for the Golf Tournament is Mad Hatter.Lawson says, since it’s the first year, they have set a goal of $10,000 with all proceeds going towards youth programs at the Literacy Society.- Advertisement -“The Literacy Society is hosting a Golf Tournament next Saturday, May 11 and it is a Mad Hatter theme. It’s the first tournament for them, so hopefully, we can raise $10,000 and all this will go to support youth programming at the Fort St. John Literacy Society.”The fee to register is $100 per person. Included in the fee will be 18 holes of golf, along a Mad Hatter themed dinner.The Literacy Society’s Mad Hatter Golf Tournament is taking place at the Lone Wolf Golf Club on Saturday, May 11, 2019.Advertisement For more information, you can visit the Lone Wolf Golf Club’s website.last_img read more

Gundogan, Ozil meet German president

first_img“It was important to both of them to clear up any misunderstandings that came up.”Steinmeier said the players affirmed their loyalty to Germany during the meeting.“I grew up here and I’m faithful to my country,” Gelsenkirchen-born Ozil was quoted as saying, while Gundogan added, “Germany is today clearly my country and my team”.Arsenal star Ozil and Manchester City’s Gundogan found themselves at the centre of a political storm for meeting Erdogan last Sunday during his three-day visit to Britain.The pair each presented Erdogan with a signed Arsenal and City jersey respectively, but were criticised by both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German FA (DFB) for their actions.Several German politicians slammed the pair, especially as Gundogan’s shirt had ‘With respect to my president’ written on it, which was immediately pounced upon by Germany’s political right.“Why does Gundogan play for the German national team, if he precognises Erdogan as his president?”, tweeted AfD politician Beatrix von Storch.DFB president Reinhard Grindel said the pair allowed themselves to be “manipulated” in Erdogan’s election campaign as he seeks re-election on June 24.Both were named in the extended 27-man World Cup squad which was announced on Tuesday as Germany head coach Joachim Loew ignored calls to drop them.Ozil and Gundogan also sat down with senior DFB officials before the German Cup final on Saturday.“Both assured us that they did not want to send any political signal with their actions,” said Grindel.“It deserves respect and recognition that Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan personally wanted to remove the irritation.“This open and honest exchange with the players was important to us at the DFB.”Ozil won an award in 2010 for his integration work and the pair were defended by national team director Oliver Bierhoff.“I’ve known both players for years and know how much they identify with the national team and our values ​​in Germany,” said Bierhoff.“Mesut and Ilkay continue to be good ambassadors for integration, not just because of their decision to play for Germany.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“I grew up here and I’m faithful to my country,” Gelsenkirchen-born Mesut Ozil was quoted as saying © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISBERLIN, Germany, May 19 – Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan met Germany president Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Saturday in a series of clear the air talks following their controversial photos alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.“Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil expressed a desire to visit me,” Steinmeier posted on Facebook alongside a picture of him with the Germany stars in Berlin.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES

first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes 08/10/2012Seniors: It’s all down to sixty minutes this Sunday 14th October for our senior team, as we try and maintain our incredible record in championship finals.Sunday’s opponents KKG have made a habit of winning against the odds this season and will go into the game full of confidence.A huge effort has gone in on this special year and a victory on Sunday would be the icing on the cake. The club asks all members to come out in force in what should be an entertaining game and give the lads the support they deserve.Throw-in is at 3.30pm. Ladies:Our ladies team will take to the field at Ruislip this Saturday in the junior championship final against Thomas McCurtains.Amazingly this team have only being playing together for less than six months, credit must go to the management and coaching staff on helping the girls get this far.The opposition will go into this game as strong favourites but already the girls have made all around the club take notice. So again we ask all members to be at Ruislip for the 11am throw-in and hopefully start the weekend in style.Golf Day:The club hosted another hugely successful golf day last Friday at South Herts golf club with the Kelly team winning the team event. An embarrassed Seamus Carr collected the cup on behalf of the team with a winning score of 94 (amazing considering they spent most of the round in the trees)Well done to Chairman Tom Mohan on organising and running another fantastic day and raising much needed funds for the club.Gala Dinner:All tickets have now been sold out for this historic night which is now less than three weeks away. All members are reminded that it is a black tie affair; the event starts at 7pm with a champagne reception, the Barry Owen band will provide the music with a special guest or two appearing on the night. Check the club website throughout the coming weeks for more updated information.Engagement:The club would to pass on our best wishes to club member Brian Corry and his fiancé Louise Sammon on their recent engagement.The happy couple will be holding a party to celebrate the occasion in The Life of Reilly pub, Kenton lane, Harrow on Saturday 20th October at 8pm. Free bar!Lottery:Lotto results for 06/10/2012Jackpot £2,300 Numbers drawn 3 –5 –17 -23No jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, Denis Boyle, c/o British Queen, Marty McCoy, c/o TCG, Tony Dalton, c/o Conningham Arms, Maurice Carr, c/o TCGThis weeks jackpot £2,350, draw takes place on Thursday 13th Oct in the clubhouse. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 7th, 2012 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:Tir Chonaill club noteslast_img read more

U.S. millionaire at space station

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! KOROLYOV, Russia – A Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station today, delivering American millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen and a new Russian-American crew. Members of Olsen’s family and U.S. and Russian space officials at Russian Mission Control applauded when the docking was announced. It was expected to take another three hours before the final air locks would be opened and the Soyuz capsule passengers would meet with the crew that has inhabited the orbiting station for six months. Astronaut William McArthur and cosmonaut Valery Tokarev are to spend six months aloft, while Olsen is to return to Earth next week with the space station’s current crew. – Associated Press AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 last_img read more

Yastrzemski homers in Fenway Park debut, Rodríguez finishes off 15-inning win

first_imgBOSTON — Hall of Fame slugger and Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski stood on the grass at Fenway Park on Tuesday afternoon and explained that the Giants were causing him to lose sleep.Carl insisted he watches all of his grandson Mike’s games with the San Francisco Giants until the final out and still wakes up at 6:30 every morning.The grandfather was thrilled to see Mike on Tuesday when the Giants arrived in the Eastern Time Zone, but Carl, 80, didn’t go to bed any earlier. The Giants and Red …last_img read more

Use land productively, beneficiaries told

first_img23 April 2012Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti has urged beneficiaries of land redistribution to use their new assets productively to help them participate in the mainstream of South Africa’s economy.“Our message to land claimants is that … once we give you the piece of land, you must use it productively to fight poverty and unemployment,” Nkwinti said at a ceremony marking the restoration of 12 503 hectares of land to the Lomshiyo Community outside Barberton in Mpumalanga province on Saturday.“This government is moving faster in redistributing land to its rightful owners through negotiated settlements with the private sector because the majority of our people want their ancestral land [for farming],” Nkwinti said.“We don’t want this timber plantation farmland to become a white elephant.”‘Like coming back to life from the dead’An estimated 2 593 people, comprising 485 households, of which 203 are headed by women, will benefit from the handover of the land.The chairperson of the Lomshiyo community, Mandla Mavuso, has big plans for its use and development.“Getting our ancestral land back feels like coming back to life from the dead,” Mavuso told BuaNews. “We are willing to work with those who have been using this piece of land. We want to keep this farmland productive.“We will also look at the possibility of turning this area into a tourist destination,” he added.The restored land was part of Shannon Properties – who have been using it as a timber plantation – as well as other surrounding farms. There are 58 farms in total in the area, and 90 percent of them are privately owned.‘Agricultural sustainability the goal’Nkwinti told BuaNews that the sustainability of South Africa’s agricultural sector was a key goal of the state’s land reform programme.Nkwinti added that he was pleased with progress made in the redistribution of land in Mpumalanga province, while the 16 outstanding land claims in the Free State would be finalised in June this year. The Eastern Cape still had 600 outstanding cases, he said.The government has set itself the goal of redistributing 30 percent of South Africa’s land to historically disadvantaged communities by 2014.“By speeding up the process of redistributing land to its rightful owners, we think that we are moving towards achieving that mission,” Nkwinti said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Ohio soybean fields showing signs of Phytophthora Root Rot

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Over the last few days, many farmers in Ohio have noticed some patches or large areas that appear to be wilting, turning yellow or brown, and dying. Below are just a few photos of the symptoms we are seeing. All of these symptoms are being found in areas of Ohio where large amounts of rain occurred over a short period of time. The map below highlights where these areas can be found (the tan, orange, and red spots).The plants are dying from Phytophthora root rot, which is a fungus that infects plants under saturated conditions. Some varieties may show more symptoms than others based on the race specific gene and the field tolerance of the variety, but no variety is resistant. We have noticed that the vast majority of damage is showing up in low lying areas and areas that are not compacted.Compacted areas of the field are showing little symptomology. This is probably due to the water infiltration being better in the non-compacted areas, which is causing a saturated root zone. In compacted areas (i.e. wheel tracks) however, the water ran off.In my experience, plants showing symptoms like those in the pictures above will not recover and these sections will need to be replanted. Rarely is an entire field affected, so it should not be necessary to replant the entire field! I have noticed little damage in the higher spots of fields. If the lower leaves and the growing point look green and healthy then the plant was not impacted and should turn out to be normal.Please reach out to your local agronomist, seed advisor or Beck’s dealer if you have concerns about Phytophthora root rot in your fields.Mark Apelt | Regional Product Specialistlast_img read more

Agitating OSRTC employees call off strike

first_imgAgitating employees of the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation called off their three-day strike that began on Monday following an assurance from the State Commerce and Transport Minister.The State-wide strike call had been given by the All Odisha State Road Transport Staff Association over their demands vis-a-vis contractual employees.Due to the strike call, no OSRTC buses plied on the roads in Odisha from morning till afternoon on Monday. The agitating employees of the State government-owned transport corporation held demonstrations in front of major depots throughout the State, including Berhampur.The strike impacted south Odisha as OSRTC buses are a major source of transportation in underdeveloped districts like Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and Rayagada.Demands of the OSRTC employees include regularisation of all contractual employees, same wage for same work, dearness allowance at par with government employees and scope for promotion.According to OSRTC Staff Federation (Berhampur) general secretary Arun Kumar Padhi, during a discussion with leaders of AOSRTSA in Bhubaneswar, the State Transport Minister promised to raise the monthly wage of contractual employees by 20%.That apart, the Minister also promised to hold a high-level meeting to chalk out the process of regularising contractual employees of OSRTC. Following the promise, the agitating employees called off their strike.last_img read more