Floyd Quarrie is in his fourth year at the helm of the Immaculate Conception High School track and field Team and it was a very confident coach who spoke to The Gleaner last Thursday, minutes before a training session at the Stadium East Complex. “We have a little team, but we hoping to make a big bite,” Quarrie said when asked about the expectations of his team ahead of this week’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships. “As usual, we have a young team as we’re building from the bottom up, and we are full in classes four and three and we will make our presence felt,” he said. “Preparation has been going on well this season and the girls have been getting lots of personal bests. These helped to build on their self-confidence. Except for a few niggles here and there, we have little to complain about injuries and we are happy with where we are,” he said. Asked about a top 10 and a high finish as a Corporate Area team, his response was: “I see teams like Excelsior, Queen’s and Camperdown as our main challengers, as they do have big squads and we are hoping to capitalise on any errors they do make so we can be among the top 10,” he responded. SOME EXPECTED TO SHINE Quarrie singled out some of his charges who he expects to do well at the Championships. “We expect a lot from the likes of Tyefah Saunders, who was third in the Open Javelin last year; first year Class two athlete Shaunelle Wallace, who has been doing well in both the 100 and 200m; and young Hughasia Fyffe in the Class three sprints. She was second in the 100m at the Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet. Sprint hurdlers Jada Thomas and Aaliyah McDonald, and we also expect good results in Classes 1, 2 and three 4x100m relays”, he said. “We have been underdogs for the past couple years and we have been doing well, as we have been building. We have come to the point where we can make a big dent at these championships. We are hoping to raise a few eyebrows and have a few upsets and be in contention with the big girls,” Quarrie said. – R.G.
A Kwakwani, Berbice resident was intercepted by ranks at Itaballi, Cuyuni, on Saturday with a large quantity of cannabis.According to a Police statement, the 33-year-old was arrested around 15:00h as he was attempting to pass through the Itaballi Police Checkpoint.A search was reportedly carried out on the vehicle in which he was travelling when the 1654 grams of cannabis was discovered.As such, the man was taken into Police custody. He is expected to be charged shortly.Additionally, Police ranks conducting a routine stop-and-search operation on the Fort Wellington Public Road, Berbice found some two and a half kilograms of cannabis concealed in a compartment of a hire car that they stopped and searched.The discovery was made around 20:20h and five persons, inclusive of a female, were taken into custody.They are said to be cooperating with Police as ranks continue their investigations.
The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) had in March intended to host twenty-two cricket tournaments at different levels. Today it is on the verge of not only achieving that intention, but even surpassing it. Female cricket is special to Berbice cricket, and the BCB is as such pleased to partner with the largest company in Berbice — Nand Persaud & Company — to host a tournament for females.BCB President, Hilbert Foster, receiving the sponsorship cheque from Amanda Budhoo in the presence of fellow staffers of Nand Persaud & Company LimitedThe tournament, to be contested between the Rose Hall Town Metro Female Team and a combined New Amsterdam/Canje Team, will be played on a best-of-three match basis, with the team winning twice being declared champion.Players such as Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Tremayne Smartt, Shaneeta Grimmond, Shabika Gajnabi, Plaffiana Millington, Sherica Campbelle, Ameera Abrams, Ashley Ramnauth, Dian Prahalad, Uma Matadin and Mariam Samaroo are expected to participate in this historic tournament.President of the BCB, Hilbert Foster, has hailed this Nand Persaud investment in female cricket, and has said he enjoys a close working relationship with Managing Director of Nand Persaud & Company, Mohindra Persaud. He had been one of several well-known Berbicians who had endorsed Foster for the BCB Presidency when the election of the Board was held.This company will also be sponsoring two Under-15 trial matches in 2018 as part of the pro-active BCB early preparation for the Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) Inter-County Tournament for 2019.The BCB will also be hosting the 2019 Mike’s PharmacyUnder-15 tournament, and a squad of 26 will be shortlisted after the completion of three rounds of matches.Those selected will then form the core of the Berbice Team, and the coaches will have at least two months prior to the tournament to work with these selectees.Similar arrangements would also be made for the Berbice Under-17, Under-19, Female Under-19 and Berbice Female Senior teams.As Managing Director of Nand Persaud & Company Limited, Mohindra Persaud hailed the outstanding work of the BCB and expressed his company’s delight to be on board with such a dynamic, organised entity. The company also committed to continue supporting cricket in Berbice once the proper management is in place.
The first and second round of matches will be played back to back between November 11-19 with the second and third round of matches scheduled for between August 31 and September 8 2020.Match day five of the group phase of the qualifiers will be played between October 5-13 2020 with the final qualification round scheduled for between November 9-17 2020For match day three, Kenya will play Comoros at home before travelling to the island nation for the back to back home and away ties. For match day five, Kenya will welcome Mo Salah and crew before they finish off the qualifiers away to Togo.The top two teams from each group will qualify for the 2021 edition of the tournament.Kenya wqill be looking to progress to a second AFCON final, having broken a 15-year wait to participate in the last AFCON held in Egypt where they finished third in Group C behind finalists Senegal and Algeria.“It is possible for us to go to 2021. If we can take our results at home then I believe we can do it,” Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa told Capital Sport last week.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne walks into training during a session at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, Paris on June 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 23 – Harambee Stars will kick off the road to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Cameroon 2021 with an away tie to Egypt’s Pharaohs with the second match scheduled at home against Togo.The match against Togo will be a sentimental one for Stars head coach Sebastien Migne who will come up against his mentor Claude Le Roy.
Rosses CDP NewsCeilí in the Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe on Sunday the 16th of November Starting at 8pm. Music by Micheal Coyle and admission is €8.Craft Fair on Saturday the 22nd of November from 12 -pm to 3pm in the Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe. Stalls selling bric a brac, home baking, jewelery, wood products, knitwear and many more. Entry is free. Everyone is welcome. DD LOCAL: ROSSES CDP TO HOST CEILÍ LATER THIS MONTH was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 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:cdpDD LocalFeaturesNoticesRosses CDP
A total of €70,000 has been announced to improve childcare services for children of school going age and make life easier for parents and families.The first two strands of this funding announced will help create over 5,000 extra childcare places in 225 school age childcare services nationwide.The extra spaces will further increase capacity ahead of new childcare supports which will benefit up to 70,000 children across the country from September. Minister McHugh said this funding is one or a raft of new measures to make thing easier for parents here with funding to groups in Letterkenny, Greencastle, Killygordon, Glenties“We are determined to reach out to parents and inform them of the supports that will be available to them from this September,” said Minister McHugh.“The funding announced for School Aged Childcare services, totalling €70,000 here in Donegal will be used for the establishment of new SAC services as well as the expansion of existing services.McHugh said the following local childcare services have received funding under the scheme: Provision of new services to create new places:Letterkenny Community Development Project Learn N Play – €5,161Little Acorns Montessori Buncrana & Carndonagh- €14,984Aurora’s Hobbits Killygordon- €20,000Expansion of existing services to create new places:Errigal Montessori & Creche, Letterkenny – €10,000Greencastle Community Childcare – €9,985Glenties Community Playgroup Limited – €9,8181“As Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone has said, this is the first big step, but there is still much work to done in this area. I am assured that the Minister is focused on quality of childcare, accessibility and also recognition for the workers who provide services. “I strongly encourage all parents everyone with children in childcare to visit – affordablechildcare.ie – to see the supports available to their family.”Cllr Terence Slowey said the funding was just the latest round of allocations for Donegal families.“With hundreds of extra child care places for pre-school children available from next month and now this funding for groups across the county, it shows once again this Government’s commitment to parents and families,” said Cllr Slowey.“I am particulary pleased for Glenties Community Playgroup who have an outstanding reputation and deliver superb services for children in the town and surrounding areas.” Speaking at the launch of the new funding, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said: “In a Republic of Opportunity everyone should have the chance to access employment and education. Childcare can often be a barrier to this, whereas it should be a bridge to opportunity for parents, their children and our economy.“These new subsidies will create greater parental choice and financial support for families so they can achieve their full potential. I’m delighted that investment made this year will help families begin to feel a difference in their pockets from September.”€70,000 in funding announced for extra childcare places in Donegal was last modified: August 1st, 2017 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:childcaredonegalfundingMinister Joe McHugh
Senior running back Kein Mazzotti scored two first half touchdowns and Arcata High topped McKinleyville 32-0 in a Little 4 Conference battle Friday night at the Redwood Bowl.It was senior night for the Tigers as they faced off against their local rivals.They made a statement from the start.“Tonight, I thought we played well offensively,” Arcata head coach Jamal Jones said. “Next week we have to come to play if we want to make it to playoffs.” Mazzotti has been a force for the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That may be where the similarities end in terms of agriculture-related policy viewpoints.Every four years, the American Farm Bureau Federation asks the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees to address the issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most. Democratic nominee Clinton and Republican nominee Trump were asked the same questions.Both candidates explained their positions on biotechnology, trade, immigration reform, regulatory reform, food safety and more. For additional information on Clinton, go to http://election16.fb.org/hillary-clinton/. For more on Trump, go to http://election16.fb.org/donald-trump/. Follow all the election news from agriculture’s perspective on Farm Bureau’s blog at http://election16.fb.org/.Here are some of their responses. Clean waterThe Environmental Protection Agency has clear direction from both Congress and the Supreme Court on the limitations of its authority under the Clean Water Act, and yet the agency continues to push the limits or ignore them completely. What would you do as president to ensure that the EPA acts within the bounds of the Clean Water Act?Trump response: “First, I will appoint a pro-farmer Administrator of EPA. Next, I will eliminate the unconstitutional ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule, and will direct the Army Corps of Engineers and EPA to no longer use this unlawful rule and related guidance documents in making jurisdictional determinations. This rule is so extreme that it gives federal agencies control over creeks, small streams, and even puddles or mostly dry areas on private property. I will also ensure that these agencies respect the valid exclusions under environmental statutes for agricultural practices. To be clear, my Administration will work to ensure clean water for all Americans while also restoring the proper limits of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Unlike the Obama-Clinton team, my Administration will work cooperatively with the States — most of which have been completely ignored by EPA under the Obama Administration — to achieve shared, common-sense environmental goals.”Clinton response: “The Clean Water Act is one of our most successful environmental regulations, helping fulfill the basic right of all Americans to accessing clean water. Not too long ago our rivers were literally on fire, and polluters were free to dump toxic chemicals at will. The Clean Water Act not only stemmed these environmental disasters, but helped to reverse course and restore healthy swimmable and fishable waters for all Americans to enjoy. As president, Hillary will continue this legacy. She will work to ensure waters are safe and protected, will maintain the longstanding exemptions for common farming practices, and will continue pushing for clarity within the law.” Immigration reform and ag laborAs president, what would you do to advance immigration reform and resolve the critical labor shortage that many farmers and ranchers face each year? How would you address the issue of undocumented workers who are already working on farms across America, as well as the need for a long-term supply of agricultural workers?Clinton response: ” Hillary knows that migrant farmworkers play a critical role in developing and supporting our agricultural economy. She has heard from farmers across the country who have expressed their frustrations about our broken immigration system.That’s why as president, Hillary will introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full and equal citizenship within her first 100 days in office. It will treat every person with dignity, fix the family visa backlog, uphold the rule of law, protect our borders and national security, and bring millions of hardworking people into the formal economy. Hillary understands that the agricultural industry needs comprehensive immigration reform to protect both farm owners and the workers they employ, and ensure American families are able to put affordable, fresh food on their tables.”Trump response: “I recognize the unique labor challenges facing the American farm community and will include farmers and ranchers in the process of determining the best possible immigration policies. To be clear, the Obama-Clinton system of open borders is wreaking havoc on our rural communities. Enormous stresses are being placed on state and local government services, while jobs for American citizens and wages for American workers are in decline. Here are my three core principles of real immigration reform:1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans. On August 31, 2016, I gave a policy speech in Phoenix, Arizona, where I provided details on my immigration plan. This speech is available for review on my website,www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-address-on-immigration .” Farm billFarm programs cost less than 1% of our entire federal budget, while they keep our nation strong and non-reliant on other countries for our most basic need — food. Yet these long-standing, much reformed programs have been under fire by liberals and conservatives alike. As president, how will you stand with farm and ranch families and consumers to protect these important programs?Trump response: “The Trump-Pence Administration will be an active participant in writing the next Farm Bill and delivering it on time! Our farmers deserve a good farm bill written by those who are thankful for our remarkable food system in this country. I support a strong safety net for our nation’s farmers.“Importantly, I have assembled an Agriculture Advisory Committee comprised of leaders who represent the best that America can offer to help serve agricultural communities. Many of these officials have been elected by their communities to solve the issues that impact our rural areas every day. I’m very proud to stand with these men and women, and look forward to serving with them in serving all Americans from the White House. A full-list of members of my Agriculture Advisory Committee is available at www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/trump-campaign-announces-agricultural-advisory-committee.Clinton response: “Hillary knows the Farm Bill’s reauthorization presents an incredibly important opportunity to set both our agricultural and rural development policy priorities-which are central to our economy, energy, and food security.That’s why she will work to ensure we provide a focused safety net for farmers and ranchers by continuing to make progress in targeting federal resources in commodity payment, crop insurance, and disaster assistance programs-which is all the more important with current commodity market prices. She will also support the next generation of farmers by doubling funding for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development program and strengthening USDA grant programs to make them less about bureaucratic buckets and more about funding flexibility, leveraging local resources, and measuring results.The Farm Bill also provides the opportunity to improve and enhance our rural development programs that are so pivotal to raising the standard of living in many rural communities-including programs to enhance broadband access, improve soil health and manage wastewater, and expand access to credit for small businesses.”
Mark your calendars! Join us September 26-29 for our free virtual conference. This dynamic virtual learning and networking experience for professionals working with military service members and their families will center around the theme “Learning Through Change.” Conference keynotes and interactive sessions and activities will explore professional and organizational change from multiple angles:How do we respond to change as individuals, and what do these responses mean for our professional selves?How can we nurture our own professional development in times of uncertainty?How can we lead effectively through change?How can we contribute to positive organizational change within the military service context?What is the impact of an intergenerational workforce on change management?Be sure to stay up-to-date with the latest developments by visiting the conference homepage and signing up for email updates.We also have a host of engaging professional development opportunities coming up in June that you won’t want to miss! Visit the events page for a listing of all upcoming programming.