In Liberia, small-holder rubber farmers depend on Firestone to purchase their rubber harvests for export to the world market.– Farmers Hopeful for ResumptionFirestone Rubber Plantation announced over the weekend that from August 10 through August 24, 2017, the company would suspend all rubber purchasing “due to the current extreme oversupply of our rubber inventory.”The company however pledged to make every effort to minimize this interruption and will endeavor to resume purchasing before August 25th, if possible.Small-holder farmers depend on the regular purchase of their rubber inventory — their main source of income — by Firestone, which in turn exports the commodity in bulk to customers abroad.However, given the consistent decline in the price of the commodity globally and the lack of functioning value-adding facilities for natural rubber in Liberia, the measure by Firestone renders a hiccup in the already fragile industry, especially local farmers at the bottom of the value chain. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) J. B. Sackie, a rubber farmer in Salala District, Bong County told the Daily Observer that the decision would greatly affect many smallholder rubber farmers, if the announced schedule elapses. While it is true that rubber farmers will be out of business within the next two weeks, the decision to stop rubber purchases from smallholder farmers means some level of economic hardship for rubber farmers.“Many farmers, especially those in Salala District, depend solely on the rubber business for the support of their families. We do not have any option for the sale of rubber and will appreciate if Firestone would resume rubber purchase very soon,” he stated.In the announcement, Firestone noted: “We understand the inconvenience and disruption this action may cause our valued farmers. However, due to the current space constraints in our factory, we have no other options,” the Firestone announcement said. “We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.”
Judicial Review Act– to file contempt of court proceedings todayDespite several efforts to serve Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams personally with a copy of Chief Justice Roxane George’s order which compels him to bring the Judicial Review Act into force by July 31, 2018 have thus far proven futile, another action will be taken.Attorney Anil Nandlall claimed that during an attempt to serve the AG with a copy of the order at his office at 95 Carmichael Street, Georgetown on Wednesday, he was informed by his personal assistant that the Attorney General cannot be served personally by a marshal with an order of court.“Yesterday (Tuesday), a copy of the said order was served by a marshal on the Personal Assistant of the Attorney General at the AG Chambers. On Monday, a copy of the said order was also served on a Clerk at the Attorney General’s Chambers, as well,” Nandlall claimed.As such, the Attorney General said he could only conclude that the AG is acting above the law, by avoiding personal service. “The arms of the law are very long. I have outlined sufficient evidence which will establish to any court that the AG is aware of the order and that he is avoiding personal service of the same,” he said.Nandlall said he has accumulated enough evidence in relation to service and will move to file contempt of court proceedings today. “It is unfortunate that a person holding such offices is demonstrating such gross disrespect for the Judiciary and the rule of law, generally,” he added.The Solicitor General and two other lawyers from the Attorney General’s Office were present in Court when Chief Justice George made her Order. The ruling of the Chief Justice, according to Nandlall, was carried on the front-page of at least three daily newspapers of Guyana, the day after it was made.“This Administration, from the President to its most Junior Ministers, have repeatedly and callously demonstrated crass disrespect for the laws of this country, our Judges and the legal process and of course the Constitution. It is up to the Judiciary to now play its part,” he opined.Last year, Nandlall, a former AG himself, moved to the court to have the following issues addressed: 1) Whether the Minister had discretion to bring into force the Judicial Review Act after the promulgation of Civil Procedure Rules; 2) Whether the Minister had a duty to issue the order to bring into force the Act; and 3) Whether the Honourable Court can compel the Minister to fulfil his duty.In December 2017, Chief Justice George had granted an Order Rue Nisi of Mandamus, directing the AG to show cause why the said Order Nisi should not be made absolute.After reviewing all the affidavits files by both sides, and legal arguments, Chief Justice George on Monday, May 28, made the Order Rule Nisi absolute, and directed the Legal Affairs Minister to bring the Judicial Review Act into force. The court also ordered Williams to pay to the applicant $100,000 in costs.The Bar Council of the Bar Association of Guyana welcomes the recent High Court ruling that compels Attorney General Basil Williams to implement the Judicial Review Act. The Council deems it a move which fills a lacuna in the new Civil Procedure Rule 2016.According to the Bar Council on Thursday, the implementation of the Act remedies a lacuna in the new Civil Procedure Rules of 2016, which contain procedures contemplating remedies under the Act.The legal body further outlined that it had previously raised the matter of the implementation of the Act at a meeting with Williams, during a July 22, 2017 meeting, and then again by way of letter dated November 15, 2017 requesting the urgent implementation of the Judicial Review Act.
Some 60 parents from the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) recently attended a lecture by the Guyana Police Force, where they were urged to be more involved in their children’s lives.A rank of G Division speaking to parents at the Anna Regina Multilateral School“Children are the future and imparting knowledge to them through their parents, is imperative,” the Force said in a statement on Wednesday.According to the press release, the parents were edified about the Sexual Offences and Juvenile Offences Acts, the importance of educating their children about moral, values and ethics, as well peer pressure; and the benefits of their children being involved in Police youth groups.The lecture was a collaborative effort between the Commander of G Division (Essequibo coast-Islands), Senior Superintendent Khali Pareshram and the Ministries of Education and Social Protection. It was hosted at the Anna Regina Multilateral Secondary School earlier this month.
– says “foot soldiers” call threatens cohesion Delivering the feature address on Thursday at the Annual GDF Officers’ Conference at Base Camp Ayanganna in the city, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President David Granger, called on members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to be vigilant against mass actions.– This charge comes days after Opposition Leader Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo urgedCommander-in-Chief President David Granger and Chief-of-Staff of GDF along with other government officials and senior officiers of the military at the opening of the Annual Officers’ Conference on ThursdayGuyanese on Sunday last to be “foot soldiers” in order to uphold the country’s democracy, when he addressed the 20th observance of President Cheddi Jagan’s death anniversary, held at the Babu Jaan Crematorium site at Port Mourant on the Corentyne Coast in East Berbice.Having recognised that efforts of the army have resulted in the reduction of domestic and transnational crimes, the Head of State pointed out that the recent calls in regard to foot soldiers can potentially threaten the country’s cohesion.“Threats might arise, however, from elements who wish to undermine internal security. Reckless remarks about an uprising and the provocative calls for the mobilisation of foot soldiers have the potential to rip apart the fragile fabric of cohesion that we enjoy,” the President outlined.To this end, he reminded the army men and women of the Defence Act, which charges the military with the defence and maintenance of order in the country, and any other such duties that are defined by the Defence Board.“This implies that the Force must be constantly in a state of readiness to deployPresident Granger addressing the GDF Officers’ conferencetroops effectively and on short notice; to conduct operations, by day or by night, in heavy weather or terrain in any part of the country, to meet any emergency,” the Commander in Chief asserted.The Opposition Leader has posited that there is need for supporters of the PPP to become foot soldiers of that party since, according to him, the current administration is sending clear signals that it wants to drive fear into the working class and, to a lesser extent, the business community. This fear, he said, the Government is also trying to drive into certain ethnic communities.“Many of our supporters are worried. But how do you address it? People are looking to the People’s Progressive Party for leadership in this country. So then we must offer the leadership, and we cannot offer the leadership if we are fearful ourselves. We are the only party that stands between this corrupt Government and dictatorship… Don’t be intimidated, it can’t disappear all of us. This is a different era, and we have to respond by doing a number of things,” Jagdeo had told supporters at Babu Jaan.
Photo: Three of the civilian performers demonstrate their aerobatic techniques before Wednesday’s Dawson Creek Airshow./ Kimberley Molina [asset|aid=3028|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e00ebe6d776af9e0dab94510ab7634f9-Shetterly – airshow_1_Pub.mp3] Hamre says the show should last between 3 and 3 ½ hours.She says people of all ages can come out to take part in the event but reminds people they are not allowed to bring their pets as the noise can hurt their ears and people should bring earplugs for children if necessary.She adds that there will not be a children’s play area at the event this year.Advertisement – Advertisement -The Dawson Creek air show will showcase the Snowbirds and various other aerobatic talents for residents of the area on Wednesday.Darlene Hamre is the show producer and says there will be many exciting activities and aerobatic techniques on display.She says on top of the snowbirds, there will be two A10 planes from Arizona and the Canadian F18s, as well as many civilian aerobatic performers.[asset|aid=3027|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e00ebe6d776af9e0dab94510ab7634f9-Hamre – Airshow _1_Pub.mp3] Joe Shetterly is one of the A10 pilots and says his group will be performing different maneuvers for the people viewing.Advertisement The air show is free to attend and will take place at the Dawson Creek airport starting at 6:30 p.m. with a free shuttle running from the Dawson Mall starting at 4:15 p.m.Residents are encouraged to take the shuttle as there will be a $10 fee for parking at the airport.
Hungry to remain in the top tier league, Nakumatt showed hunger from the opening minute of the game. In the seventh minute, Timonah Wanyonyi came to the end of a brilliant team move he had initiated himself, breaking into the box but his eventual shot was saved by Nakumatt keeper Kennedy Obwanda.They came close again after 18 minutes off a well executed counter attack, Cornelius Juma sent Wanyonyi through on the left, the former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards man cutting back for Joe Waithira whose one time shot was saved by Obwanda.However, Nakumatt were one up just three minutes later.Waithira was fouled from 25 yards out by David Otieno and midfielder Tom Adwar took responsibility taking a superb low shot straight into the net with Ushuru keeper Obwanda thinking he would be going for a cross instead of a direct effort.Three minutes after conceding, Ushuru had a chance to draw back level but keeper Philip Odhiambo punched out Evans Maliachi’s inswinging corner. The rebound fell on the left back again, but his shot from the right came against the crossbar.Ushuru FC midfielder Benson Amianda tries to go past Nakumatt’s Boniface Mukhekhe during the promotion and relegation play-off at Camp Toyoyo on October 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNakumatt continued dictating the tempo of the game and pinning the taxmen in their own half. In the 28th minute, Luis Masika lost the ball in midfield to Waithira with the striker trying to lob the keeper off his line but the effort went wide.On the other end, Ushuru had a chance with a freekick from a good scoring range but veteran Oscar Mbugua sent the effort straight to the wall. Antony Ndolo picked the rebound at the edge of the six yard box, but he couldn’t get on target.Four minutes to the break, Ushuru came close but were denied by the upright but Bill Oporia’s shot came off the post and the rebound huffed away by the defense.In the second half, Ken Kenyatta’s men came back an improved side and they were more adventurous offensively. Nelson Marasowe came on for Fredrick Kentile as the tactician sought to have a more dynamic and mobile backline.They had a chance in the 66th minute when Benson Amianda poked the ball towards Oscar Mbugua, but the former City Stars man lifted the ball over the bar with only the keeper to beat.Ushuru FC defender Fredrick Kentile tries to block Nakumatt’s Joe Waithira during the promotion and relegation play-off at Camp Toyoyo on October 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThey continued to put Nakumatt on the back foot, creating chance after chance but they couldn’t get the composure to hit the back of the net.Ten minutes to time, they came very close when a split pass from midfield found an overlapping Maliachi on the left with the wingback striking a superb first time shot on his stronger left foot but it came off the bar.The taxmen piled the pressure, dumping ball after ball into the Nakumatt box but they couldn’t find the composure to score.Burly striker Maxwel Ravel came on to force in the goals, but he was kept at bay. Skipper Eugene Ambulwa had to make a superb tackle inside the box in added time to block the forward’s shot after he had broken into the box.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC forward Timonah Wanyonyi controls the ball under pressure from Ushuru FC’s Bill Oporia during a play-off tie at Camp Toyoyo on October 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – Nakumatt FC earned the advantage over Ushuru FC hitting the National Super League side 1-0 at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Friday in the first leg of the Kenyan Premier League promotion and relegation play-off.Tom Adwar hit the all important goal in the 21st minute as the KPL side avoided conceding an away goal, putting them a step into remaining the top tier ahead of the second leg next Sunday.
10 OUT: Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) – De Bruyne was as poor as the rest of the Belgium side and picked up an injury during the defeat to Italy. At 10.0m De Bruyne takes up a large chunk of your budget considering he is a doubt, it would be wiser to use your money elsewhere. 10 10 OUT: Anthony Martial (France) – A lot of people picked Martial as he is listed as a midfielder in the game rather than as a striker but his place in the side is currently being filled by Payet. At 9.0m, he is too expensive to have a place in your team and not be playing. IN: Luka Modric (Croatia) – Modric was stunning in Croatias opener and he scored what could be the goal of the tournament already. Expect the 7.0m priced midfielder to pick up more goals and assists as the championship progresses, especially against Czech Republic in the next game. OUT: Lorik Cana (Albania) – Another player to see red in his opening game. Cana was the first sending off at Euro 2016 and will miss the France game as a result. OUT: Aleksandar Dragovic (Austria) – click the arrow, right, to see all of talkSPORT’s Euro 2016 fantasy football tips – Dragovic was sent off in Austrias shock 2-0 defeat to Hungary and will miss the clash with Portugal as a result. At 5.0m it will be better to replace him now, rather than use your substitutes and wait for him to return against Iceland. IN: Julian Draxler (Germany) – Draxler started the game against Ukraine and played well, meaning you would expect to see him play again in the next two games. He is also only 6.5m and considering the way Germany started the tournament he could be a fixture in your team for a long time. 10 IN: Eric Dier (England) – Dier is listed as a defender on the Euro Fantasy website so take full advantage and bring him in at only 5.0m. After his success against Russia, he will surely stay on free kicks and is always a danger in the air. 10 10 IN: Leonardo Bonucci (Italy) – Bonucci was fantastic against Belgium and picked up a clean sheet as well as a fantastic assist. He is only 5.5m and given the organisation of the Italian defence, you can expect him to pick up a few more points. 10 IN: Dimitri Payet (France) – Payet was phenomenal in the opening fixture against Romania and topped off his performance with a stunning winner. The West Ham man will certainly start the next game which is against minnows Albania so he should pick up plenty more points. 10 10 10 OUT: Darijo Srna (Croatia) – Srna unfortunately lost his father following the win over Turkey on Sunday and is therefore a doubt for the Czech Republic game. If he were to return for the final group game against Spain, it is unlikely he would score many points so it is wisest to take out the right back now. The first round of fixtures at Euro 2016 has been completed and people are checking their fantasy football to see how they got on.A lot of the big players failed to pick up points with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Thomas Muller all failing to find the net.So with all players guaranteed at least another two games in the group stages, who should you be bringing in and who should you be taking out of your fantasy teams?Click the arrow above, right, the see talkSPORT’s transfer tips ahead of Matchday 2 of Euro 2016 Fantasy Football.
The Jim McCormick Urban Garden will be officially opened today.He was responsible for so many green shoots through his own hard work and foresight during his lifetime.And so it is fitting that the life and times of the late Jim McCormick should be enshrined with a garden in the middle of the bustling town he helped to create.The official opening and naming ceremony of the Jim McCormick Urban Garden in Letterkenny takes place today (Thurs) at noon. This new facility, which is located on the Paddy Harte Road adjacent to Century Cinemas, will be opened by the Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Michael McBride.The area in question was identified some time back as one in need of enhancement and, in cooperation with a local landowner the plot of land has been transformed into a valuable addition to the town’s environmental landscape.The late and great Jim McCormick.Funding of €35,000 was sourced by the former Letterkenny Town Council under the Public Area Enhancement Scheme from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.Work was carried out by the Town Council’s Open Spaces team under Town Gardiner, David Donnelly. Speaking before the launch Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District explained that as the work progressed it was felt the development would also be a fitting tribute to honour the former chairman of the local Tidy Towns committee, the late Jim McCormick.He stated “Jim pioneered town enhancement projects for years and proved to be one of the driving forces behind Letterkenny’s progress in the annual Tidy Towns competition. His efforts through his committee and the various residents associations ensured the growth of the town was matched and enhanced with the development of its overall appearance”.Mayor McBride concluded that today’s ceremony would allow them to recognise Mr McCormick’s huge achievements and the ongoing progress of the Tidy Towns Committee as well as the progress made over the years in cooperation with Donegal County Council.“Jim McCormick was such a man and believed in the common good ahead of individual achievement. I would hope that this garden can serve as an inspiration to the next generation of young people and would call upon them to take up the mantle of community engagement, one grasped by Jim at every opportunity”.MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR SO MANY GREEN SHOOTS GETS HIS OWN GARDEN was last modified: May 14th, 2015 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:donegalgardenJim McCormickletterkenny
Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Izzy Brown made his long-awaited return from injury after featuring for Leeds’ Under-23 team today (Friday).The 21-year-old joined Leeds on loan from Chelsea in the summer, but is yet to make a senior appearance due to a serious knee injury. 10 months out, first 45 mins back out there! It’s never felt so good to be on a pitch. Thank you so much for all the positive energy in such a difficult time, it’s appreciated! #lufc #mot pic.twitter.com/VMqLn6CLM1— Isaiah Brown (@izzyjaybrown) November 16, 2018The young forward boasts Championship experience with Rotherham and Huddersfield – he helped the latter achieve promotion to the Premier League two seasons ago.And that will only aid Leeds as they look to end their 15-year top-flight exile. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED 1 shining Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED ADVICE Brown tore his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for Brighton in another loan stint, in January.But he marked his comeback with a 45-minute cameo as Leeds lost 3-0 to Birmingham in a Professional Development League game.Brown’s return to fitness is a huge boost for Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa, whose side are just one point off an automatic promotion spot. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Izzy Brown’s return to fitness is a huge boost for Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Most Popular Football News REPLY BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars
ENTERTAINMENT: The Mount Errigal Hotel have announced that the superbly talented Whistlin Donkeys will play over the festive period. The Mount Errigal have some sensational packages for Christmas Parties and it’s the ideal venue for you to celebrate the festivities. The Fairytale of Donegal Christmas Party with the Whistlin’ Donkeys at the Mount Errigal Hotel on Saturday December 12, 2015 promises to be a superb night of entertainment.It’s a night that surely cannot be missed! Enjoy the ‘Fairytale of Donegal’ Christmas Party with the Whistlin’ Donkeys who successfully released their Christmas single last year ‘Fairytale of New York’.The single is amazing and extremely festive. We expect the atmosphere to be electric when the band play this live on the night along with many other hits!Guaranteed, rocking atmosphere with this superb, 6 piece Irish folk band. The hotel have tried all year to secure a Christmas date amongst their USA tour.The Whistlin’ Donkeys have been gaining national and international attention in the last 12 months, touring with The Beach Boys, Hot Chocolate, Kian Egan, and Shane Filan, and gaining a reputation in their own right at numerous festivals throughout the country.Package Includes:Queen of New York City Cocktail on ArrivalDelicious 4 Course MealWhistlin’ Donkeys Live, followed by DiscoTickets €39, Ticket B&B €85pps.For more info click here:http://www.mounterrigal.com/en/events/2015/12/THE SUPERB WHISTLIN DONKEYS TO PERFORM AT MOUNT ERRIGAL CHRISTMAS PARTY BASH was last modified: September 16th, 2015 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)