Man shot over cattle/rice dispute in Berbice

first_imgA cattle farmer is now a patient of the New Amsterdam Hospital after he was shot twice at his Manchester, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) home.Injured is Glenroy Collins, 27, a cattle farmer. Reports are Collins was shot during a dispute over his cattle rearing in the suspect’s rice field, destroying thousands of dollars of rice. This newspaper was told that the shooting occurred on Saturday morning.The suspect is in Police custody. However, they were unable to locate the weapon.Earlier this year, several cattle were poisoned as rice farmers retaliated to the destruction of their crop by animals.last_img read more

Closure of Skeldon Sugar Estate takes toll on Corriverton businesses

first_imgThe closure of the Skeldon Sugar Estate has taken a toll on the business community in the bordering town of Corriverton, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). Nine months after the estate was closed, businesses are recording very low sales and many of them are operating at a loss.Inside the Corriverton market, where some vendors have chosen to close their businessesFollowing the closure of four sugar factories last year, and the displacing of almost 5000 workers, several communities recognised a slowdown in commercial activity.Last year, 1851 workers were sacked from the Skeldon Sugar Estate, 1181 from the Rose Hall Estate, 1480 from the East Demerara Sugar Estate and 251 from the Wales Sugar Estate.The impact on Corriverton as a result of the Skeldon closure is being referred to as great.During a visit to the market area by Guyana Times, business persons complained about the low sales as they struggle to keep their heads above water.“The reality is that income has been slashed by more than 50 per cent so that the business can continue to keep its doors open,” this newspaper was told by one business person.Additionally, some persons reported that they were forced to reduce their staff while others have given staff reduced working hours.The town, in which the estate once operated, is used to being a hive of activity but now the only movement is mainly due to the town’s geographical location in relation to Suriname – this keeps the commercial activity going in Corriverton.In the market, the reality is evident. Some stalls were closed. Vendors reported that it is not profitable to operate every day. The market was in the past the busiest part of the town but now shows a dramatic change owing to the closure of the sugar estate.Many of the operators there told Guyana Times that some days they record no sales. Fish vendors claim they are now spending more money on ice than they spend on purchasing fish. This, they explained, is so because of the length of time it takes to sell the fish they buy.“Me use to buy one bakie fish and sell it out before afternoon. Now I only buying one bucket and it taking me three days to sell out… leave out how much I go to throw away,” one vendor told this publication.Another one said since the estate closed, the Corriverton market has become very slow.There have also been reports of persons in communities being barely able to provide one meal per day for their families and cannot find even meager jobs.According to one businessman, despite the reality which the people on the Upper Corentyne are being faced with, attempts are not being made by the Government to put a comprehensive programme in place to assist the community. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers to host 4th Annual Foodbank Hockey Game this Friday

first_img For this game, the Trackers will be hosting the Grande Prairie Storm. – Advertisement -While this game is open to the public, Coulter suggests that the public should attend early as the stands will fill up quickly by students from local schools. The 4th Annual Trackers’ Foodbank Hockey Game is this Friday, December 13 with Puck drop at 12:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena. Tickets will also be on sale for the Trackers’ $5,000 Gift Card Christmas Raffle.Advertisement Admission to the game is by donation of a non-perishable food item, which then will be collected for the Salvation Army Foodbank. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers will be hosting their 4th Annual Foodbank Hockey Game this Friday, December 13. According to Energetic Learning Campus Vice-Principal, Lori Coulter, this special Foodbank game will be held during the school day to allow students to watch the game as they cheer on their fellow schoolmates, as all of the Trackers attend North Peace Secondary School or the ELC.last_img read more

Sarri eager to face Premier League’s top bosses

first_img“Chelsea is one of the most important clubs in the most important championship in Europe,” Sarri said when speaking to official club app the 5th Stand on Monday.“In the Premier League there are all the most important coaches in Europe, maybe in the world.“It will be for me very exciting to play against Guardiola, Pochettino, Mourinho, Klopp and the others.”Chelsea finished fifth last season and so missed out on a place in Europe’s elite Champions League.“I think Chelsea is a good team,” said former Napoli boss Sarri.“The problem is that in England there are another five, six very good teams. With one or two adjustments we can try to play my football.“I want to enjoy, first of all, myself. The players have to enjoy themselves. First of all I hope that fans can enjoy the team.”Sarri’s comments came as Conte, 48, issued a statement through England’s League Managers’ Association.Conte was sacked on Friday, just 55 days after guiding Chelsea to FA Cup glory at Wembley in his final match in charge of the London club.He was replaced by Sarri just 24 hours later amid reports that Conte’s final months at Stamford Bridge had been marred by infighting with Chelsea chiefs, particularly over transfer policy.— ‘Unforgettable seasons’ —But there was no trace of bitterness in his LMA statement, with Conte insisting: “I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together.“It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart.“I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season.”He added: “I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”Conte won the 2016/17 Premier League title with Chelsea in his first season as coach and signed an improved contract, but not an extension to the deal which was due to expire in June 2019.Sarri’s first game in charge of Chelsea is set to be their pre-season friendly against Perth Glory in Western Australia on July 23.The 59-year-old is the ninth full-time manager of Chelsea since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the club 15 years ago.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s new manager Maurizio Sarri said he is looking forward to facing the “important coaches” in the Premier League. © AFP/File / ALBERTO PIZZOLILONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 16 – New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has spoken of his excitement at facing many of the world’s leading managers now that he in charge of a Premier League side.The Italian’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, where he replaces compatriot Antonio Conte, sees him join a multi-national cast of managers in English football’s top-flight, with Spain’s Pep Guardiola in charge of champions Manchester City, Argentina’s Mauricio Pochettino the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Portugal’s Jose Mourinho at the helm of Manchester United and Germany’s Jurgen Klopp in control at Liverpool.last_img read more

Wow! Liverpool XI for first game v Stoke compared to team that lost 6-1 against same opponents

first_img 3 Liverpool players, including former captain Steven Gerrard, react during last season’s 6-1 defeat to Stoke 3 3 Following last season’s 6-1 final day drubbing at the hands of Stoke, Liverpool will be on the hunt for revenge when the teams meet again in their historic opening game of the new Premier League campaign.The Reds were absolutely woeful that day, as Steven Gerrard’s illustrious Liverpool career came to a sorry end, despite finding the net with his side’s only goal, with the club’s worst competitive defeat since 1963.But Brendan Rodgers’ side have a chance for redemption on August 9, when, for the first time ever in English football, they travel to the Britannia Stadium for a second consecutive league fixture on the opening day of the season.And, following a productive summer transfer window, Rodgers is sure to field a new and improved side. So let’s have a look on how they could line up…Stoke 6-1 Liverpool – Liverpool starting XI Stoke v Liverpool 2015/16 – Predicted starting XI: Liverpool’s impressive early business has seen them address most of their problem areas, with the main coup being £32.5million man Christian Benteke, who Rodgers is hoping will finally end the Reds’ striker woes.Daniel Sturridge could well form another lethal partnership upfront with his new team-mate, but the Belgian will have to go it alone in the first few games with the England striker out injured until September.With the Anfield futures of Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert still uncertain, it leaves Danny Ings and Divock Origi also available, though it is likely Benteke will be drafted straight into the first-team against the Potters.The frequent line-up changes last term indicated Rodgers’ dissatisfaction with his squad, so the arrivals of both James Milner and Roberto Firmino are great boosts for the manager, especially with both players’ ability – along with playmaker Philippe Coutinho – to provide for Benteke, who the side will likely be built around.But the most important signing of all might prove to be £12.5million signing Nathaniel Clyne, who is a big upgrade on Emre Can and Glen Johnson at right-back.Departed defender Johnson endured a tough final season for the Reds and it was no surprise to see him leave for free. While Can has promise in midfield, his performances in defence showed why they needed a direct replacement.Clyne’s sheer speed makes him a vital asset in defence as well as providing support in attack, and he could shine as a wing-back, too, if Rodgers continues to experiment with a back-three.Meanwhile, Alberto Moreno might not have enjoyed the best debut season for the Reds, but he showed his attacking presence at times (the wonderful goal against Tottenham comes to mind) and could come into his own on the flank this time around.However, he has competition for places this season, with Andre Wisdom back in the fold and summer signing Joe Gomez impressing both manager and fans during pre-season – could the former Charlton man push for a surprise starting birth?Disagree, Liverpool fans? Select your best XI and share your thoughts in the comments below…last_img read more


first_imgSix Donegal students have won top prizes in this year’s 58th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.In Category A, third prize (EUR750) was won by Siobhan McBrearty (17), St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar from for her work entitled ‘Down the Road’.Other Donegal winners, all of whom won Special Merit Awards, were Hannah Mooney (16), Loreto Community School, Millford; Aine Connell (16), St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs; Jessica Ogujawa (14) and Lilla Kardos (14), Loreto Convent, Letterkenny; Rocco Mitchell (4), St. Agnes’ Specialist Pre-School, Donegal. Prizes will be presented at a ceremony that takes place in Dublin in May at which all 161 top prize winners will be in attendance.PHOTO CAPTION TOPProud winner: Siobhan McBrearty, a pupil at St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar is a winner in this year’s 58th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, having come third in Category A. She is pictured holding her prize-winning painting entitled ‘Down the Road’. The picture was taken at a function to announce the top winners held in the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery.PHOTO CAPTION BELOW:Proud winner: Siobhan McBrearty, a pupil at St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar is a winner in this year’s 58th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, having come third in Category A. She is pictured holding her prize-winning painting entitled ‘Down the Road’ along with her brother Christopher, father Patrick and mother Anne. The picture was taken at a function to announce the top winners held in the Dublin City Hugh Lane Gallery. DONEGAL STUDENTS AMONG TEXACO CHILDREN’S ART WINNERS was last modified: April 5th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgA recently published report has found that Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) has the highest economic impact of all third level colleges in Ireland.The LYIT campusEssentially, every euro invested in LYIT creates an economic boost worth more than four euro. This means investment in LYIT has a greater economic impact nationally than a similar investment at any of the country’s Universities or at any of the other Institutes of Technology.The TIONCHAR PROJECT examines the gross economic output of each euro spent on higher education. LYIT has the highest of all the multipliers (4.25) calculated for the country’s seven Universities and fourteen Institutes of Technology. LYIT President Paul Hannigan said the Institute is a significant contributor to economic development in the region.“We have seen significant cuts in third-level education funding in recent years. Despite this, we have increased student numbers and delivered new courses to meet changing needs of the marketplace. This has been accomplished with the commitment of staff to provide quality education, however, it is not sustainable long term. With new international links established in the US and China, we want to further develop student mobility both outward and inward.”“The report shows that investment at LYIT has the greatest knock-on effect, which has repercussions for future budgets since the reverse is also true, a reduction in state funding for LYIT will have a much higher negative economic impact on the region and nationally. I hope these findings will be taken into account in the allocation of future budgets for third-level education.”One of the authors of the report, Brian Lucey, Professor of Finance at Trinity College Dublin, said, “Irish Higher Education delivers a significant ‘bang for the buck’. Letterkenny shows that this is delivered by all sorts of institutions – IoTs and universities, urban and regional, all play a part in this. Letterkenny IT is delivering quality education and a high economic impact and should be recognised and rewarded for doing so.”  LYIT GETS TOP MARKS IN NATIONAL ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY was last modified: October 25th, 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)last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp reviews Fabinho and Naby Keita’s Liverpool debuts

first_img 3 Jurgen Klopp was impressed with Naby Keita’s Liverpool debut but admitted Fabinho, who also arrived at Anfield this summer, will need more time to adjust to the team’s playing style.Keita and Fabinho played 45 minutes of the Reds’ first pre-season friendly on Saturday – a 7-0 victory away at National League North side Chester. Unsurprisingly Liverpool coasted to victory in a game which also saw Loris Karius – who made two costly errors during the Reds’ Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid – receive a standing ovation from the Reds fans.The game happened at the same time as England’s quarter-final victory over Sweden at the World Cup and Klopp was full of praise for the Liverpool members of Gareth Southgate’s squad – Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.“So far he [Henderson] has played a brilliant World Cup. So mature, a proper leader in the team. “You can see this team is offensively really skilled and you need a few serious people in the team to keep it together and I like how he is doing that while still being involved offensively. He had a few wonderful passes, controls the game and I really like it.“Trent [Alexander-Arnold] won his first cap before the World Cup and then played his first World Cup game. I waited 51 years for that and he has done it already after 18. He did really well.“I am happy for the boys but I am happy for Gareth [Southgate] as he is doing a fantastic job. England and Belgiums managers are doing an incredible job. I like it.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Klopp admitted Fabinho did not have a good half but is confident he will be able to adapt to Liverpool’s style Asked what he thought Fabinho and Keita would bring to Liverpool, Klopp continued: “Naby comes from Leipzig and knows the football philosophy that’s a similar one.“[He’s] very sharp in the challenges, very quick in mind in these situations of counter-pressing, [his] impulses look kind of natural, which is good.“Monaco played a completely different style, so Fabinho probably needs a few more days. That’s how it is.“But he’s a fantastic football player, a good passer, his challenges are good – a proper defensive midfielder with the option of being a No. 8 as well, his heading is good.“So if you want to be a part of our squad then you need to be good and these two boys are.” Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Keita impressed the boss on his long-awaited first game for Liverpool center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Latest transfer news on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND 3 moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 3 targets Karius was back in a Liverpool jersey for the first time since the Reds’ Champions League final loss Fabinho, who signed for Liverpool last month for around £40million, started the match before Keita came on at half-time when the Champions League runners-up were 2-0 up.“It’s hard for them,” Klopp said of his two new midfielders. “You can see. We always measure the heart rates and if you don’t speak the language then you already have 100 when you only listen to me. So that’s how the first week is. But it’s all good.“[For] Fabinho today it was not too easy. How I said, it was not a good half and then it’s difficult to find him in the game. Naby felt much better in the second half. That’s how it is.“We know about the quality. We don’t test these boys. A few others have tests — the young lads need to show up in games like this, 100 percent. They, for sure, have another two, three games to do so and then we will see.”last_img read more

Volleyball club holds tryouts

first_img Whittier team set for USTA event WHITTIER — The Greater Whittier Tennis Club’s Senior 3.0 Team from Palm Park recently won the San Gabriel Valley League Championship and USTA Sectionals, advancing to the national championships Oct. 28-30 in Palm Springs. The San Gabriel Volleyball Club will hold tryouts for girls 12-18 to compete in various age groups in its program. Tryouts will be held Saturday and Sunday plus Oct. 29-30 at the women’s gym at Pasadena City College. For more information, call (626) 524-3721 or visit AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week This is the first time a Palm Park representative has ever qualified for the USTA nationals. Key victories were turned in by the doubles teams of Manuel Ahuero and Alain LeCoz, Chuck Woo and Tommy Chu and Jack Georger and Takashi Ikushima. Peete to speak to QB Club PASADENA –Former USC and NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, now a television commentator, will be the featured speaker at today’s noon luncheon meeting of the Pasadena Quarterbacks Club at Brookside Golf Course. The public is invited. Wrestling Club has openings GLENDORA — The Glendora Wrestling Club has openings for interested athletes for its program, which is open to elementary, middle and high school students. The $75 fee includes the mandatory USA wrestling card, Glendora Wrestling Club T-shirt and practice sessions for the season. Practices are held at Glendora High School on Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call Rob Voors at (626) 705-7754. Pitching classes begin Oct. 29 MONROVIA — Grand Slam Sports Center will offer pitching classes for baseball players Oct. 29 at its facility. Class size is limited to six students. Cost is $125. The one-hour classes last five weeks at beginner and intermediate levels. For details, call (626) 357-1551. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal doll-maker has topped the poll in the Independent Toy Awards in the UK.The new Lottie doll is seen as a safe doll for Donegal childrenArklu Dolls, who are based in the CoLab in Letterkenny, won the dolls section of the prestigious awards for their doll Lottie.The company’s managing director Ian Harkin, from Ballybofey, said he was delighted by the award. The awards, which are judged by toymakers, celebrate the toys they think parents should be buying this Christmas.Mr Harkin said “We are delighted and we are very proud of the Lottie range.“Our doll is a responsible doll and a lot of thought has gone into what she looks like and the message she takes to children.“We are delighted we have been rewarded for this effort.”  DONEGAL DOLL-MAKER TOPS UK TOY AWARDS was last modified: September 20th, 2013 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:ARKLUdollsIan HarkinLottieUK Independent Toy Awardslast_img read more