World leaders MVP

first_imgWestern Bureau: MVP Track Club, anchored by World Championships 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, ran a world-leading 43.31 seconds to win the women’s 4×100 metres at yesterday’s 38th staging of the Milo Western Relays inside the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Fraser-Pryce powered her team to victory after receiving the baton from new teammate Bahamian Shanique Ferguson. Carrie Russell led off for MVP and took little time to close down the field before handing the baton to second-leg runner and World 200m silver medalist Elaine Thompson. G.C. Foster College ‘A’ took silver in 43.94, with the University of Technology crossing the line third in 44.55. It’s a belated start to the outdoor season for the double World champion Fraser-Pryce, who showed little rust as she took control of her leg to blitz the field. “It was a good race for me; my first of the season, and I am just happy to have gotten this race out of the way,” Fraser-Pryce said. “As a team, I feel we did well, even with a new teammate, and I just couldn’t be happier, as usual, running at the Milo Relays,” she said. – More on yesterday’s meet in tomorrow’s Gleaner.last_img read more

Federer tested, beats Krajinovic in Swiss Indoors 1st round

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Federer next plays Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday. The 52nd-ranked German beat Australia’s John Millman, who eliminated Federer at the U.S. Open last month, 7-6 (3), 6-2.Seventh-seeded Daniil Medvedev, who is also in Federer’s half of the draw, beat Maximilian Marterer of Germany 6-3, 7-5.Medvedev next faces Andreas Seppi, the 34-year-old Italian, who eased past qualifier Taro Daniel 6-0, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The top-seeded Swiss seemed in control after winning seven straight games to take the first set and lead by a break in the second.The 35th-ranked Serb then broke Federer’s serve three times, including back-to-back to clinch the set and level the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFederer got the key break early in the deciding set and reeled off five straight points when facing three break chances in the sixth game. He clinched the win when Krajinovic sent a backhand long.While Federer hit 10 aces, he also had six double faults and landed fewer than half of his first serves. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ronaldo wins again at Old Trafford as Juventus beats Manchester United Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns a ball to Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic during their first round match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Georgios Kefalas/ Keystone via AP)BASEL, Switzerland — Roger Federer was tested by Filip Krajinovic before winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of his hometown tournament Swiss Indoors on Tuesday.Seeking a ninth title at Basel — where he has once a ball boy and reached the final in his last 11 appearances — Federer last dropped a set in his opening match 10 years ago.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

WE-CARE FOUNDATION Honors Liberian Teachers

first_imgWE-CARE Foundation, a local non- for- profit education NGO on Saturday, December 28, 2013 held its annual teachers award ceremony with a beach party under the theme “Celebrating Teachers.” The program was held at the Barnes Beach in Thinker’s Village on the Robertsfield Highway. It was attended by teachers of WE-CARE’s Reading Liberia focused schools and their families, members of the Liberia Association of Writers (LAW), illustrators, youth groups, and students of the University of Liberia and high schools.Speaking at the program was the Board Chair of WE-CARE Amb. M. Kronyan W            eefur who said “Today you have been rewarded for your hard work in the classroom. Lots of eyes will be watching you to see your next step as we enter 2014. Whether you will retain this particular award or get another one in 2014, depends solely on you.”  He called on other teachers to do their best by emulating their colleagues.The Executive Director, T. Michael Weah gave a brief overview of WE-CARE Foundation activities. He said WE-CARE was founded in 1992 as an education NGO and presently works in the area of training teachers, writers, illustrators, establishing libraries, and publishing culturally relevant children books. Mr. Weah said Reading Liberia is a program under WE-CARE, supported bye CODE, the Canadian Organization for Development through Education and is presently in 66 public schools. The Foundation operates the WE-CARE Library, on Carey & Gurley Streets, with all services free including the internet.Individuals and institutions awarded at the program are: Miss Susan P. Nagbe of C.W. Brumskine School on Front Street in Monrovia as Teacher of the Year; Miss Beatrice Berrien of Samukai Town Public School, Samukai Town, Caldwell for Most Decorated classroom and Mr. Elijah Turpah of VOA Public School, Careysburg, as Teacher Monitor of the Year. Others are Mr. Amos W. Quaye of Marie Washington School, Gardnerville as Principal of the Year and Monrovia Demonstration School on Clay Street received the Most Used Library of the Year Award. The Most Outstanding Reading Liberia Club of the year award was received by MR. Abraham Queegbo of C.W. Brumskie School on Front School while Miss Siatta T. Gateweh of WE-CARE Foundation took home Reading Liberia Trainer of the Year Award.Speaking on behalf of the honorees was Mr. Amos Quaye of Marie Washington School. He thanked WE-CARE for the award and said their journey to impacting quality education had just begun.WE-CARE teachers’ award program is an annual ceremony held on the last Saturday of every year to celebrate Liberian teachers that are sacrificing for a literate and educated Liberia by using the methodologies and strategies of critical thinking in the classroom. The award ceremony ends with a beach party where teachers and their families and colleagues share together the joy of being one and wishing All the Best for the coming school year. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bumper crop for Black Bush farmers as cash crop farmers receive low pay

first_imgRice farmers in Black Bush Polder are celebrating a bumper crop boasting yields of 45 bags of paddy per acre, while cash crop farmers in the same area are worrying about the low pay they are being offered for their produce.Sixty-five per cent of the 18,000 acres under rice cultivation has already been harvested in the four polders. Another 4500 acres remain in the fields to beBumper rice crop in Black Bush Polderharvested before the crop comes to an end. While those farmers are happy, the cash crop farmers are worried about the low prices they are receiving for vegetables.Seeram Ownauth is a cash crop farmer who has five acres under cultivation in Yakusari. He says sellers who come to his farm to purchase do not pay until after selling the vegetables to retailers.“When they come back then they pay you and they give you what they want. The cash crop farmers are being offered $1000 for a bag of eggplant. Ochro, he said, is offered $10 per pound.Some of the low prices are reflected in the market. While the farmers are being offered $10 per pound of okra, it is being retailed at $80 per pound at some outlets. Meanwhile, the rice farmers are counting big dollars. Roshad Gafoor has 45 acres under rice cultivation. He told Guyana Times that he is expecting to receive $1.9 million for all of his paddy. Another rice farmer in the Polder, Sasenarine Ramnarine, is smiling after reaping his 21 acres. According to him, he reaped an average of 35 to 40 bags of paddy per acre. This he referred to as excellent. During the last crop, some farmers were reaping 25 bags of paddy per acre in the Black Bush Polder.He attributed this bumper crop to proper field management and the correct usageRegion Six Chairman David Armogan met with some rice farmers in Black Bolder Polder on Wednesdayof fertilisers and insecticides.Previously, Ramnarine planted the hybrid strain referred to as GRDB 10 which is a hybrid from Brazil. Some farmers who have planted the GRDB 10 have reported similar yields to Ramnarine.However, that production could be considered low as farmers are seeing as many as 50 bags of paddy per acre being harvested from some fields.Meanwhile, Region Six Chairman David Armogan met with some of the farmers on Wednesday morning, saying several other factors affecting operational cost have resulted in larger profits for the rice farmers. He explained that the cost to hire trucks during this crop has decreased. The price of hiring a combine has also decreased and that will also help the farmers to make more profits this crop, the Regional Chairman related.In the Black Bush Polder, 18,000 acres are under rice cultivation and a further 24,000 in what is considered the front lands or the Corentyne coast between Adventure and Number 43 Village.The Chairman explained that there is a problem in trying to ensure that while the backlands (Black Bush Polder) needs the fields to be dry for harvesting, those in the front lands who will be harvesting in a few weeks need water so that they can pump into their fields.“So that is a little problem that we have to keep the water in the canal at a level that it can reach to the front lands for those farmers and also at a level that if it rains there will be no flooding in Black Bush because then the farmers will not be able to reap and those who have not finished reaping will have big loses,” Armogan added.last_img read more

“I will continue to stand strong” – industrious HEYS entrepreneur

first_imgAdela Robertson, a young and industrious resident of Aishalton, Deep South Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), continues to defy the odds.Adela Robertson having a busy dayAdela operates a thriving snackette including lunch specials (she bakes her own pastries) and also sells a variety of agricultural produce in her village, which was established through the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry’s Youth initiative, the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) Programme.Speaking of the steady progress she’s experienced over the past nine months, the 29-year-old businesswoman said “I continue my entrepreneur with the $50,000 grant booster, I also employ somebody to roast every evening for me and I’m glad that I’m trying and I will continue to stand strong.”While she credited the success of her business to the support she continues to receive from villagers, Adela praised her parents for standing by her side through the difficult times.She noted that “my mother and father always tell me to stand strong and to get my business bigger and greater and to employ youths as I plan to in the future. I can also help youths that need help or advice and I’m now twenty-nine years of age, single, without a boyfriend and no children and I will do my best.”Adela, who is the last of five siblings (all sisters), added that “I also sell provision, farine and plenty things to keep my business running and I have almost everyone in the village support me.”Her father, Bernard Robertson, said he undertook the construction of the shop and also provided support in acquiring much-needed equipment so villagers can enjoy a variety of cold beverages among other things.“I’m a farmer and I does try to help her with the provision and the lil things to prepare her snack, farine, banana and things like that and she going up. We help her to buy a generator and a freezer to keep her lil things cool, she sweet drink, icicle, cool down and she got everything out there.”During the evenings, Adela’s hired help, Alex Carlos, ensures her customers enjoy delicious roast meat (chicken/beef) with both eat-in and takeaway services readily available.Due to the success of the business, Adela was able to acquire a motorcycle which is the family’s only mode of transportation to and from the business since they reside about ten minutes outside of the village.Her mother, Freda Robertson explained, “her father (Bernard) would bring me in the night and I would keep her company because it is not really safe for her to be alone is a busy place, vehicles up and down all the time and you don’t know people, plenty of them does be passing through so I would come or Ananias (another successful HEYS student) would help out. We would stay here till about ten or so and then we close up and go home.”Adela, who was an Aeronautical Engineering student in Brazil where all of her siblings reside, (only had ten months to complete her practical) said she had to make a hard decision to quit the training and return home (Aishalton) because of the love she has for her parents who needed her support because of illness.She said despite this setback, she is determined to give herself and her parents an opportunity to live a prosperous life and “I am working towards that, I love my parents”.With plans to extend her business, Adela has also already applied to the Aishalton Village Council for another piece of land to construct and open another shop.According to her, this new venture will see clothing and footwear, groceries and other much-needed commodities available for sale.Adela was among twenty young people selected from Aishalton to participate in the HEYS Programme which has been a life changing initiative for close to four thousand Indigenous youth across Guyana.last_img read more

MMA-ADA head office robbed

first_imgA Police investigation is now in full swing after the Mahaica/ Mahaicony/Abary Agriculture Development Association (MMA-ADA) main office in Number 27 Village, Onverwagting (Region Five) was ransacked by bandits during the wee hours of Thursday.MMA-ADA head office in Number 27 Village, Onverwagting was ransacked during the wee hours of ThursdayGeneral Manager of the establishment, Aubrey Charles related to the press that the incident reportedly occurred at approximately 00:30h; however, he explained that he was only made aware around 02:30h.The General Manager expressed his reluctance to impart any information given the premature stage of the investigation.This newspaper understands that no one was injured during the robbery. Details surrounding the stolen articles remain undisclosed.Efforts made by the media to contact the Divisional Commander proved futile.last_img read more

GPA calls for more frequent interactions with President

first_imgBy Samuel SukhnandanWhile making a commitment to continue professionalising the local media corps, the Guyana Press Association (GPA) called on President David Granger to facilitate more frequent interactions with the press apart from informal gathering like the annual media brunch held at State House on Sunday.This call was made on Sunday by GPA Vice President Zoisa Fraser at the same event. She said in light of the theme for World Press Freedom Day 2018, “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law”, the GPA would like to have more frequent interactions with the President.Media practitioners of Guyana Times/TVG with President David GrangerIn addition to this, the GPA also used the opportunity to request the assistance of the President to facilitate familiarisation trips for media practitioners to understand Guyana’s borders. Fraser said the Guyanese media needed to benefit increasingly from more exposure to issues about our borders.“In this regard, the Guyana Press Association seeks the support of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces in facilitating greater understanding and appreciation of our border locations, especially the one to our west. We specifically ask that you use your esteemed office to have the Guyana Defence Force facilitate visits by groups of media personnel to that border area during this year,” she said.This, according to her, will undoubtedly aid in creating a better understanding by media practitioners and the wider Guyanese community who may never get an opportunity to visit the area.President David Granger addressing members of the media on SundayBesides that, the GPA said it would remain committed to initiating programmes of training for its members. Fraser said the organisation would also widen its mandate and training capacity in the coming years to ensure that a professional media corps became a permanent feature in Guyana. It also plans to expand training, especially on oil and gas in the coming years.In delivering his address at the media brunch on Sunday, the President said the annual event, which was held for the third consecutive year was an acknowledgement of the important role of the media in society and an expression of the Administration’s respect for professionalism of the press corps.“The media is an important profession and must be supported by the Administration, if nothing else to help it develop its professionalism. This government, no government, could work with a docile media. It needs vigilance, critical analysis and this is why I promised hard money…and will continue to support the education of members of the Guyanese media, especially those in the GPA,” he asserted.GPA Vice President Zoisa FraserThe Head of State stressed the need for a professional press corps, which should be able to deliver on professional standards and ethics, and social responsibility. While he acknowledged that every person has a bias, the President noted that this bias must sometimes be suppressed to allow for more objective, professional and responsible journalism to prevail.He also noted that the GPA must take on the responsibility of being able to discipline its members who step out of line. Making reference to other associations like the Bar Association and the Engineers’ Association, he said the GPA should have the authority to discipline its members.“There should be no need for the courts or Government intervention. A professional media corps must have the ability to discipline its own members when they go out of line or breach media ethics. That’s the responsibility of the corps itself. That is why we need a strong Guyana Press Association and that is why I continue to support the Guyana Press Association,” the President added.The annual media brunch held at State House on Sunday saw media practitioners from every media entity in the country taking part. The event was attended by several senior and junior Government Ministers, editors, broadcasters, journalists, videographers and photojournalists.last_img read more

No decision on Linden – Mabura Road, Kingston – Ogle seawall projects next phase…

first_imgUnited Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn, earlier today (Friday) said that no decisions have been taken on the next phases of the road between Linden and Mabura and the development of the Kingston-Ogle Seawall.High Commissioner Quinn said in a statement, ‘As part of the UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Fund (UKCIF), launched in 2016, over the last year the UK has supported initial design work for the construction of the road between Linden and Mabura and the bridge at Kurupukari which is being implemented by the Caribbean Development Bank. No decision has yet been made on the next, construction, phase of this project. Similarly whilst the UK funded the design phase of the Kingston-Ogle seawall project through UKCIF, no decision has been taken on the next phase of this project either.’Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, recently said that the project is expected to kick off the ground by October 1.More details in the Saturday, September 28, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

Senior Menu

first_imgFriday: Beef and broccoli, peas and pearl onions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Donation is $5, or $2.25 for ages 60 and older. Reservations are due 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. Call (805) 517-6261. Meals include salad, whole-grain bread, fruit, milk and choice of yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese stick. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Glazed chicken, cauliflower. Tuesday: Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce, baby lima beans. Wednesday: Macaroni and cheese, chopped spinach. Thursday: Chicken teriyaki, vegetable blend five-way. last_img read more

URGENT: GARDA CHILD RESCUE ALERT FOR 3-YEAR-OLD

first_imgBREAKING: Nationwide Alert: Gardaí in Co.Cavan are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of three year old Saoirse Carr, Holburn Hill, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.It is believed that Saoirse is in the company of her mother, Rachel Mc Donald Carr, 45 years, of Holburn Hill, Belturbet, Co Cavan. They were last seen at approximately 12.30 p.m. today 16th February at their home.Rachel McDonald is described as 5’7’’, of broad build with brown hair and brown eyes. It is believed Rachel and Saoirse are travelling in a blue MG registered number 02 D 13074.Anyone with information is asked to dial 999 or 112.Please do not approach those involved, instead immediately dial 999 or 112.(THE GARDA CONFIDENTIAL NUMBER SHOULD NOT BE USED AS THE NUMBER IS NOT MANNED ON A 24 HOUR BASIS)  URGENT: GARDA CHILD RESCUE ALERT FOR 3-YEAR-OLD was last modified: February 16th, 2014 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:child rescue alertGardaRachelSaoirselast_img read more