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Rice farmers of Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) have said they stand to lose in the 2018 spring crop as a result of a possible low yield, and are blaming a delay in starting the pumps along the Canje River for what could be a poor rice crop.The farmers recently met with the Rice Producers Association and the Numbers 52/74 Water Users Association to address the late irrigation of lands which depend on the pumps at Manarabisi.Some 2000 farmers engaged in rice, cattle, cash crop and coconut farming on 15,000 acres of land are being affected by the delay in activating the pumps.President of the Rice Producers Association (RPA), Leeka Rambrich, said he had engaged the Water Users Association at the start of the month, explaining the urgent need for water. Four weeks later, rice farmers are being forced to meet with the association in person.According to Rambrich, the farmers are eager to go into the 2018 spring crop. “If they sew in January, it will force them to harvest in the latter part of May, and that might pose some problems in terms of harvesting during the rainy season. It would also affect them going back into the fields for the next crop,” the RPA President explained.Rambrich had said in October that arrangements were being made to have the three pumps at Manarabisi activated from November 1. The pumps are under the control of the regional administration.“Since the later part of October, I was in constant dialogue with the region to have the pumps start (working) on the first of the month, because Black Bush Polder started to get water on the twenty-sixth of October. The Chairman told me that they have contractors working at the pump station building some revetment, and so they will need some more time. He said the RPA spoke with the contractor on Saturday (and he) claimed that the revetment work was completed three weeks prior.”Meanwhile, Head of the Water Users Association, Castro Rajab, said three months ago he had addressed the issue with the Regional Administration, explaining that there were some breaches which needed to be sealed so that the water does not get to the savannah when the pumps are turned on.“That is what is holding us back….On Tuesday they got a contractor to seal the breach, and so that is completed…“Despite the request being made in September for the breaches to be sealed, the Regional Administration waited until November and awarded the contract as an emergency contract,” he charged.But according to the Regional Chairman, the delay was at the level of the Regional Executive Officer, who did all of the arrangements after being instructed ten weeks ago. He added that more worrying is the fact that the contract was given as an emergency contract to seal the breaches while at the time there was a contractor in the area with the required equipment to do the job. The contract was worth $13 million. (Andrew Carmichael)
President David Granger said the integrity of the Judiciary requires, in part, that judicial vacancies are filled expeditiously and meritoriously. The appointment of an adequate complement of Judges is necessary to ensure to that justice is delivered in a timely manner. The appointment of Judges is provided for by Article 128 (1) of the Constitution of Guyana, which states that the “Judges, other than the Chancellor and Chief Justice, shall be appointed by the President, who shall act in accordance with the advice of the Judicial Service Commission.”Speaking at the swearing in of Attorney Fidela Corbin-Lincoln as Puisne Judge, the Head of State said “I have received such advice and I have acted dutifully inFidela Corbin-Lincoln taking the Oath of Office as Puisne Judgeaccordance with the Constitution in administering the oath of office today… This ceremony today, aimed at filling a vacancy in our judicial system, is a simple yet serious re-affirmation of the supremacy of the Constitution. It is a means of ensuring the independence, impartiality and integrity of the Judiciary.”The President said in addition to exemplifying the qualities of independence, impartiality and integrity, judicial officers must ensure that independence of the institution, which they serve by resisting any attempt at executive and legislative encroachment; guarantee the impartiality of their decisions by guarding against bias, prejudice and favouritism; and to ensure the integrity of their reputations by acting, always, in a manner which upholds the dignity of their office.President Granger reiterated that his Administration remains committed to the independence of the Judiciary and will do everything in its power to ensure that the work of the judicial branch is protected. “The independence of the Judiciary is necessary to protect citizens’ rights and to ensure that legal issues are settled fairly. The independence of the Judiciary emphasises that the three branches of Government; the Executive, Legislative and Judicial, respect each other’s Constitutional roles and functions. The independence of the Judiciary is respected and protected by the Government of the Republic, which has no interest in interfering in the work of the Judiciary or in undermining the rule of law,” he said.Meanwhile, Corbin-Lincoln, who previously served as Master/Chamber Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, said she looks forward to bringing her experience to bear in her new appointment and contribute meaningfully to jurisprudence in Guyana. “I always wanted to return home and the opportunity came and I thought this was a good time to come home,” she said.The President has been on a mission to ensure that all vacant judicial offices are filled to ensure the effective functioning of the Judiciary. In January and February, Dr Arif Bulkan and Senior Counsel Rafiq Khan were appointed Justices of the Court of Appeal.
Clarke Carlisle in action for Northampton Clarke Carlisle is “very poorly” but remains “alive and stable”, according to his wife Gemma.The former Professional Footballers’ Association chairman was reported to have sustained “serious injuries” following a road accident involving a lorry on Monday evening.Carlisle’s wife Gemma said she was “overwhelmed” by the reaction from well-wishers after the 35-year-old was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.“Clarke’s very poorly but he’s alive and stable,” Gemma revealed on Twitter. “Best Christmas gift we as a family could wish for. Thanks again.”Peter Crouch and Joey Barton also took to the social media site to offer their support for the former Burnley defender.Crouch wrote: “Just heard about Clarke Carlisle. Was close to Clarke @QPRFC lovely fella. Praying for him and his family #FootballFamily”Barton said: “Just heard the news about Clarke Carlisle. My thoughts are with his friends and family.” 1
In a wide-ranging interview, the 82-year-old also expressed his support for the 2026 World Cup to be staged in Morocco and not awarded to the United States/Canada/Mexico bid.Blatter was president of FIFA from 1998 until June 2015 when he quit days after winning re-election for a fifth term as a wave of scandals broke.He was later banned from football by FIFA for eight years, a sentence then reduced to six years over a payment to Platini, his former friend and ally.Blatter said that he and Platini were the victims of a “double elimination.”“In certain circles they did not want Platini to become president of FIFA because he was the reason the 2022 World Cup was not awarded to the USA (but to Qatar). And others, including some within FIFA, said ‘we’ve had enough of Blatter’.”Blatter also said he wants the 2026 World Cup to be staged in Morocco, claiming that joint bids are a “nightmare”.“My heart beats for Africa,” he said. “After the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, we came to the conclusion that having co-organisation was a nightmare.“We decided that as long as we had a single nomination, it would be privileged. It was a written law. If Morocco is able to organize this World Cup with 48 teams, then it must be chosen.”Meanwhile, Blatter said that many of his positive contributions at FIFA have been ignored or dismantled.“We worked on a medical strategy,” he said adding that after successor Gianni Infantino’s arrival, “FIFA immediately put an end to the health program, it’s a mistake.“We had created a committee against racism, it was not very active, but it was there. It has also been removed. Racism is still there.”-‘Show me more respect’-“When I left, FIFA’s finances were booming, with $1.4bn in reserves,” Blatter said.“They could therefore show me more respect.”Infantino has also changed the personnel of the ethics committees.That, said Blatter, can only further delay his attempt to have his sentence overturned“How can they reopen the case with the new members of the ethics committee? They will take at least a year to understand the case.”Unlike Blatter, Platini has fought his own, four-year, ban in the civil courts. After being rebuffed by a Swiss tribunal, the Frenchman appealed to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.The lawyers of both men were summoned two weeks ago by the Swiss courts in Bern.“Two weeks ago the Swiss court heard the Platini clan in Bern, my lawyer was also present and he again showed that the payment to Platini was done correctly,” Blatter explained.Platini is 62 and Blatter believes he could still have a future in UEFA or FIFA.“Platini is young and I know he thinks about it,” Blatter said. “Surely he thinks of it, he cannot give up like that, because he is suffering now. A return? It would be really deserved.”Blatter also wants to be cleared.“I wish we could finish,” Blatter said. “What I want to do is work alongside Swiss justice but also find the arguments necessary to obtain a reversal of the decision of the (FIFA) ethics commission.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter told the media that he was tired of his never-ending corruption case © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINIZURICH, Switzerland, Mar 8 – Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Thursday that he is growing impatient with the corruption investigation which led to his and Michel Platini’s downfall.Blatter said “nothing” had happened since September 2015, the date of the opening of proceedings against him for “corrupt management” stemming from the two million Swiss Franc (1.8mn euro,) payment to Platini, the former head of European governing body UEFA, adding “it’s a bit long”.
A babysitter managed to crack two different safes belonging to her employers and stole a total of €8,000.Marian Rodgers got a job as a residential childminder for a family in Letterkenny after losing her job in the insurance business.Rodgers, 25, owed money on a car loan which she could not pay and began to steal from the safe of her new employer Sarah McDevitt. Detective Garda Alfie McHale told Letterkenny District Court that he investigated claims that amounts between €400 and €2,500 had been taken from the safe at Ms McDevitt’s home in Letterkenny between August 2011 and March, 2012.He told the court that when money went missing from the safe initially, it had ben replaced with a new safe but that too was breached by the thief.Det. Garda McHale said he later saw the accused in the Oldtown area of Letterkenny and arrested her.A search of her car found items that included an envelope with the victim’s name on it and eleven used AIB banking bags and €394.45 in coins.Solicitor Michael Gillespie said the sum had now been repaid in full and she was fully co-operative with Gardai at all times.Rodgers, from Annagry East, moved to Lettekenny five years ago to work in the insurance business and secured a car loan at that time. Within a year she had lost her job and ended up in a “financial mess” and turned to money-lenders in an effort to keep her car.It was then she started child minding and became a residential child minder for Ms McDevitt.It was while in a “desperate state” she took the money as she had no one to confide in with her problems within her own family.She suffered acute anxiety and depression at the time and had a “unrealistic belief she could sort this out.”He added she was ashamed of her actions and wishes to apologise to the McDevitt family. She is now working in a shop and earning just over €200 a week.Judge Paul Kelly said there was a series of incidents over a period of seven to eight months during which a considerable degree of trust had been shown by the injured party.Judge Kelly convicted Rodgers on one count of theft, fined her €500 and took all other charges into consideration.BABYSITTER CRACKED TWO SAFES AND STOLE €8,000 FROM FAMILY was last modified: January 29th, 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:Annagry EastchildminderDetective Garda Alfie McHaleinsurance businessJudge Paul KellyMarian RodgerssafeSarah McDevittstole
A lotto player drove for more than two hours hoping to cash in on some lotto fever – and her risk paid off.Margaret O’Donnell was so taken by the luck of Ballybofey’s €5 million lotto-selling Coscutter shop that she decided to do her lotto there.She drove from her home in Kilcar to the Costcutters Supermarket – 65kms away. And Margaret’s gamble has paid off after she was picked to play on this Thursday’s TeleBingo Risk Player where she has a chance to scoop €10,000.Margaret said she was over the moon at winning the chance to win some cash.“It certainly seems like a lucky shop. It’s not €5 million but I certainly won’t turn down the chance to win some cash,” she said.The owner of the lucky Costcutters Supermarket, Michael Doherty, said he was delighted by his second slice of luck since the big lotto win on April 7th last. “She is from Kilcar and after reading about the winning ticket that was sold in this shop, she felt it was a good omen for her and decided to travel a considerable distance to buy her Telly Bingo ticket.”“It just goes to show you how superstitious some people can be, but it has paid off for this woman.“We’re delighted for her and anyone that is feeling lucky will have to buy their Lotto tickets in Costcutter in Ballybofey from now on. They say things come in threes so hopefully we’ll have another winner soon,” he said. LOTTO PLAYER’S NUMBERS COME UP AFTER MARATHON DRIVE TO ‘LUCKY’ SHOP was last modified: April 22nd, 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:BallybofeyCostcutterlottoMargaret O’Donnellwinner
SAN JOSE — The Sharks will be heading into Tuesday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers feeling as good about themselves and their game as they have all season.Still, even after the Sharks put forth what was their most complete and compelling victory Saturday, there is a certain reality they can’t escape.“Big win, but we’re still where we’re at. We’re still 7-10-1 now,” Logan Couture said after the Sharks’ 2-1 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators. “Still got to claw our way back to …
Brand South Africa in collaboration with the National Heritage Council hosted a heritage schools outreach camp from the 23rd to 27th of September 2019. The national camp, with all nine provinces represented, took place in Bela Bela, Warmbaths in Limpopo, with the aim of inculcating the culture of self-appreciation and national identity for school learners.For the past 10 years the NHC has been leading the schools programme to promote the embracing of culture and self-identity. This is in line with Brand South Africa’s mandate of promoting pride and patriotism. “Our goal is to ensure that young people in South Africa must be exposed to the diverse cultures this country is known for, thereby learning to appreciate who they are, where they come from and how this contributes to the positive image and reputation of the country, said Ms Toni Gumede, the Strategic Relationship Manager for government at Brand South Africa.The week-long heritage camp focused on learners’ research skills, time management and oral presentation skills. Several stakeholders such as the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture, the Nelson Mandela Foundation as well as the Department of Military Veterans participated as adjudicators.The award ceremony on the 26th of September ended with an announcement of the winners, with Sitintile Secondary School from Mpumalanga taking first place, Vuyani Mawethu High School from North West 2nd place; 3rd place Nsikayethu High School from Kwazulu Natal and Theron High School from Western Cape taking 4th place.Winners received laptops, tablets and other goodies. The prizes were given as a way of helping the learners to have access to tools that would assist them adapt to the digital era and hone their computer skills.Brand South Africa would like to congratulate the winners and to encourage them to continue playing their part in building a better future for their communities.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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