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first_imgThe Guyana Action Committee (GAC) on Friday handed over a cheque for million to the Burnham EducationMembers of the GAC handing over the cheque to BEST representatives in the presence of PNC Chairman Basil WilliamsScholarship Trust (BEST).The money was proceeds of a fund-raising Gala and Dinner hosted by the US-based organisation at the Pegasus Hotel last Saturday. The $1 million cheque was handed over to representatives of BEST in the presence of Chairman of the People’s National Congress, Basil Williams.BEST was established in 2012 by then Leader of PNC and Opposition Leader David Granger and gives bursary awardes to children whose parents have affiliation with PNC.President of GAC Errol Lewis disclosed that about a year ago the Committee was asked to support the work of the Scholarship Trust and increase the number of awardees: “We thought that as this year would be the 50th year of Independence, we would host a gala and give the proceeds to the Burnham Education Scholarship Trust so that they continue their work,” he stated.Meanwhile, Operations Director of GAC Bonita Montague stated that the organisation is happy to make such a contribution, especially since it has a vested interest in literacy development in Guyana. She noted that the committee is particularly concerned about education status and thus wants to do whatever is necessary to help.“For us, this is more than a donation; for us, it’s an exercise of changing lives, a commitment to humanity, building our future, developing Guyana and for us, it is developing literacy in Guyana,” Montague stated.Moreover, the US-based organisation is calling on persons in the diaspora to do their part and support the development of Guyana in any way they can.Meanwhile, representative from BEST Cheryl Sampson noted that since the establishment of the Fund, they have distributed bursary awards of $30,000 per person to some 46 children from across Guyana. She noted that these awardees are selected by the party’s regional representatives.“BEST is particularly thankful for your contribution, it will be greatly helpful for those children who are selected to be awarded,” the Trust’s Board said.The Guyana Action Committee has done several projects locally most of which aims at promoting and encouraging education among children. They have held annual literacy activities, information technology literacy programmes and constructed several recreational facilities throughout the country, among other projects.Another area that GAC is passionate about is domestic violence and as such the organisation is working on constructing a transitional centre for women and children.last_img read more

first_imgAfter weeks of flooded canals and inundated rice lands, residents of Hampton Court and other Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) areas let out a sigh of relief when the Regional Administration dispatched an excavator to clear clogged drains and a pontoon excavator to clear a sluice and open same.The pumps at Hampton Court, Region Two (Pomeroon Supenaam) fully functionalThis effort brought great relief to residents whose rice lands were under threat as a result of the flood.Several reports were made to the regional office whose initial efforts were unsuccessful in getting the water to recede. However, after the sluice was opened, the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) dredge began works in the area and the water drained off in a short time.A few of the rice farmers who spoke to Guyana Times on Monday stated that the effort is much appreciated but urged that the Administration execute regular draining and irrigation works in the future so as to prevent much downtime for farmers during the rainy season.Thalakdari Singh, who spoke to this publication on Monday, commended the effort as he is now able to access his rice lands that had been swamped for several weeks. “I am very happy about the clearing the agriculture department did. It was a challenge because after they finish the first set of clearing no water drained off but with the NDIA excavator it was better and the lands are now dry. There is no flooding anywhere,” he said.Singh urged the department to maintain regular upgrades and clearing works in the area so that future showers will not affect farmers in a major way. “I would be glad if they could upkeep the works. And not only wait till it’s flooded before they do something. Is weeks and weeks we were swamped and after a group of us went to the outreach, we pleaded with the Minister for assistance and finally we got through,” he added.Another resident, Shawn Persaud, who also spoke to this publication, welcomed the drainage works and echoed calls for the authorities to upkeep the works. He also called on the regional officials to carry out regular inspections in the usually affected areas so as to be aware of when to commence draining before the problem gets out of hand. “We glad for the work but we wish that they could be more proactive in the future. This will save us time and money. Don’t wait till it get so bad,” he opined.Another resident, Farouk Basir, who also spoke to this publication, related that he visited the Windsor Castle, Hampton Court and Devonshire Castle areas on Monday afternoon and the water had been completely drained off all residential and rice field areas. He noted that the pumps were in operation along with the sluices to ensure maximum water is taken off the land. Additionally, since the works were done, drainage was significantly improved and there was no more buildup of water. “The place has been dry since and nowhere is experiencing any flood at the moment. The pump is on and the sluice is closed,” he said.During the Government outreach at Anna Regina last month, several farmers who visited the Ministry of Agriculture’s booth voiced their frustration over the drainage and irrigation issues significantly affecting their rice production.The farmers highlighted how the situation has been costing them as the canals were clogged and in need of urgent cleaning. Another plight was the issue of non-working kokers.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NDIA, Federick Flatts, had committed to having those issues resolved within two weeks. Further, additional works were to be done to tackle the areas and specific locations related by farmers. “We have our normal working programme and we will continue to carry out our programme, based on what the farmers have said, there are some works that are needed outside of our current work programme and we are planning to visit the areas within two weeks and based on those visits we will seek to execute additional programmes,” Flatts said.last_img read more

first_imgRight after the shot, Oregon coach Ernie Kent either fell or was accidentally knocked down. He was clutching his left arm when he was helped up, and afterward said it likely was a rotator-cuff injury. Kent had surgery on his other arm before the season. Arizona regained the lead on Radenovic’s turnaround jumper, and Budinger made two free throws for the final margin. “This ended up being a great college basketball game,” Kent said. “It was a game of runs back and forth. Unfortunately, they made the last shot they had and we didn’t get an opportunity to make ours.” Bryce Taylor had 18 points for the Ducks, who have lost four of six. No. 14 Washington State 59, California 46: Daven Harmeling scored 26 points as the host Cougars (21-4, 10-3) swept the season series from the Bears (12-12, 4-8). California made only 16 of 46 field-goal attempts (34 percent) in its sixth straight loss. Oregon State 59, Arizona State 55: Sasa Cuic had 22 points as the host Beavers (10-16, 2-11) ended a seven-game losing streak. The Sun Devils (6-18, 0-13) lost their 14 straight. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Freshman Chase Budinger had 30 points and 10 rebounds, Ivan Radenovic made a go-ahead jumper with six seconds left and No. 24 Arizona rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat No. 13 Oregon 77-74 Saturday. “I wanted the ball on the last play, and coach (Lute Olson) said, `Don’t worry about it, we’re going to make this basket. Then make sure we defend,”‘ Radenovic said. center_img Jawann McClellan’s 3-pointer pulled the Wildcats to 66-64 before Budinger’s jumper tied it. Marcus Williams’ hook shot put Arizona ahead for the first time at 68-66 with 3:17 left. The visiting Wildcats (17-7, 8-5 Pacific-10 Conference) stretched the lead to 73-66 on Budinger’s 3-pointer. But Aaron Brooks made two free throws with 57 seconds remaining to cut it to 73-71, and Tajuan Porter’s 3-pointer put Oregon (20-5, 8-5) up 74-73 with 22.2seconds to go. last_img

first_imgDD FOOD: It’s always tempting to reach for the chocolate spread or jam for a quick grab-and-go breakfast but a few key ingredients can mean the difference between a sugar overload and an energy boost.Toppings that will add nutrition to your day, such as fruit, vegetables, nuts or seeds will also help to combat a mid-morning feeling of sluggishness.Try to use a good quality wholemeal bread. Be aware of salt quantities and look at the label and choose breads with 1g or less per 100g or less than 0.4g per slice. Chop apples, strawberries or other fruit the night before, leave out nuts, seeds and nut butter and you are good to go.1. Peanut butter, banana, crushed almonds(or flaxseeds, pumpkins seeds) and a sprinkle of cinnamon.2. Almond butter and sliced strawberries3. Sliced Apple and Honey 4.Sliced Avocado + Crumbled Feta + Pomegranates + Olive Oil5.Avocado and sliced tomato6.Almond butter and berries DD FOOD: EASY TOAST FOR BREAKFAST OR AFTERNOON PICK-ME-UPS was last modified: April 19th, 2016 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:Donegal Daily Foodrecipetoastlast_img read more

first_img impact Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Arrizabalaga made his Chelsea debut on Saturday highlights Chelsea can shape their long-term future around Kepa Arrizabalaga, according to former goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.The Blues made Arrizabalaga the world’s most expensive goalkeeper by spending £71m on the 23-year-old to replace Thibaut Courtois. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ALTERED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS smart causal Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible xi How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA 1 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible standings While eyebrows were raised by the fee, Begovic insists his former club have acquired a well-established shot-stopper who they can depend on for a good while.He told talkSPORT: “I think he was performing quite well at Bilbao, coming through the ranks there and trying to break into the national team. So he’s definitely been on the scene for a little while.“That’s just the way the market is going. Some prices are being thrown around and this is the price of doing business these days.“From Chelsea’s view, this is a long term move. It’s a seven-year deal and he’s at a great age so I think this is someone Chelsea can really build around for many years to come.”Arrizabalaga made his first Chelsea appearance in the 3-0 victory over Huddersfield and kept a clean sheet. gameday Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dacklast_img read more

first_imgIT’S one of the most sought-after Christmas presents this year – and a college student from Milford is today celebrating getting her hands on one thanks to Donegal Daily, the Picture House Letterkenny and the County Board.The limited edition prints of the Donegal team on the day of the All-Ireland win comes framed with the signatures of every squad member and manager Jim McGuinness.Just 200 have been produced. And we offered one of them in our free-to-enter competition.The winner of our framed print is Stacey McGarvey from Milford.“I’m studying at college in Limerick and coming home for Christmas this weekend and can’t wait to pick it up,” she said.Just ten of the prints remain, with so many being snapped up from home and abroad – with all proceeds going to the players’ Training Fund. (The last few can be bought via The Picture House/Christeph Gallery in Letterkenny on 07491 26411. And if you’re looking for a different souvenir and want to help the Training Fund, the Official Donegal GAA Calendar for 2013 is on sale at all good newsagents, Evolve Menswear, Brian McCormick Sports priced at just €10.It’s packed with superb pictures from Donegal’s year of triumph.And they are flying off the shelves….so get one for your Christmas stocking before it’s too late. AND THE WINNER OF THE SIGNED DONEGAL GAA PRINT IS…. was last modified: December 18th, 2012 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:AND THE WINNER OF THE SIGNED DONEGAL GAA PRINT IS….LimerickMilfordlast_img read more

first_imgThe lads from An Post in Letterkenny are to cycle from Mizen to Malin Head on the June Bank Holiday Weekend for charity.There will be a total of eight cyclists and two helpers on the five day charity trek.There will be seven postmen from Letterkenny and the lone ranger from Dungloe! The cyclists are Paul Herrity, Martin McGinley, Liam O’Grady, Eamon McGlinchey, Mark Nee, Jarlaith Lee, Austin Lee and the Dungloe patriot Eoin Coyle.All money raised from the trip will go to the Donegal Hospice.The boys have been in training for months in preparation for the 678 km marathon.A fundraising table-quiz will take place on April 25th next in the Station House Hotel at 9.30pm sharp. All are welcome. Tony Duffy is the quizmaster so expect plenty of sticky questions. Teams of four €20. DONEGAL POSTMEN TO DELIVER ON MIZEN TO MALIN CYCLE! was last modified: April 16th, 2014 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:An PostdonegalletterkennyMizen to Malinlast_img read more

first_imgSAN JOSE — With 28 players still in training camp at that point, defenseman Ryan Merkley didn’t have a stall of his own inside the Sharks’ dressing room at SAP Center this weekend. So he was given a chair to sit in right in the middle of the room.On his right were Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Erik Karlsson. On his left were Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns.“It’s pretty cool. Just sitting here, getting dressed with all of the guys, watching them play,” Merkley said Sunday. “Watching …last_img read more

first_imgThe Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Friday announced its 2019 inductees.The glittering selections from all corners of the sports spectrum include Dave Dravecky, Brad Gilbert, Jason Kidd, Keena Turner and Tara VanDerveer.They need no introductions. But let’s do it anyway.Dravecky pitched in the major leagues for eight years, helping the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants to postseason berths in 1984, 1987 and 1989. However, he is best known for a wrenching misfortune that came his way …last_img read more

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