Less than a year after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo declared that Guyana alone cannot sustain the Iwokrama Rainforest Project, President David Granger has affirmed that steps must be taken to lessen the country’s dependence on foreign funding.Iwokrama’s current financial model includes funding from various sources including revenues from services and investments (from businesses and partners), donor funding and intellectual property and services (including eco-system services) to meet its core costs of an estimated US.2 million annually.President David Granger during his recent visit to IwokramaShortly before demitting office, then President Donald Ramotar had stated that the Iwokrama Project was in jeopardy owing to the lack of critical financial support from the international community.Iwokrama Rainforest is to be used as a research and development centre, as well as a test model of sustainable forestry with international and local community partnerships.Ramotar had explained however that the success of this noble intention is in deep trouble due to lack of critical financial support.He had said that with very few exceptions, the global community simply has not supported the activities of Iwokrama and consequently, Guyana was faced with an unacceptable situation where its Government is forced to inject monies to allow for continuity.But President Granger believes that Guyana should get rid of its addiction to foreign financial support.“I believe we can rely less on foreign donations and more on our own efforts…Over the last 20 years and the project is 20 years old, we relied too much on foreigners. I am not saying that we shouldn’t seek foreign assistance but overreliance can be addictive,” he stated.Nonetheless, he explained that Guyana will still welcome international support but not so much in monetary terms.For example foreign students can visit Iwokrama to study the biodiversity in one of the unique ecological zones of the world.In this way, Iwokrama would be able to generate its own revenue for financial sustainability.The President explained that one of the main reasons why Iwokrama’s revenue stream remained stunted was owing to poor infrastructure, which led to the high cost to access the area, ultimately demotivating persons from visiting.In this regard, he said steps are being made to develop infrastructure to make it more accessible to visit Iwokrama.Currently, the Fairview airstrip, just minutes from Iwokrama River Lodge, is being transformed with an extended runway and the construction of an aerodrome.Upon completion, it is expected that visitors can reach Iwokrama in less than an hour when travelling from the Eugene F. Correia Airport in Ogle.Via the hinterland roads, persons can take up to 16 hours to arrive in Iwokrama.Iwokrama sees on average 1100-1300 tourists annually; a small number, but one which has grown in comparison to an average of 60 tourists annually up to 1999.
The Blue Field was filled with excitement after BYC commenced regular training for the league seasonBarrack Young Controllers (BYC) players were excited to return to normal duties for the upcoming league season. The Blue Field was filled with excitement after the ‘Go Blue Boys’ commenced regular training for the league season.According to BYC captain Van-Dave Harmon, the resumption of training and preparation for the upcoming season have reawakened their enthusiasm.“We have few weeks until the start of the season; everyone seems to have come back with a good mindset, excitement, and eagerness to touch down on the pitch, so we are looking forward to seeing how our pre-season unfolds. This is what we love doing best, so it means a lot to us,” Captain Harmon said.On his new teammates, Harmon said: “We are all friends and have played together at the junior and senior levels of the national team. We are always in a happy atmosphere as players.”Skipper Harmon led the team comprising newly signed players during the first warm-up session of the club.He said his teammates’ excitement is a sign of good sportsmanship between them and the technical staff of the team for the 2017/2018 league season.“We have been joined by several new players for the next season with Coach Robert Lartey since he took over the team during the final half of last season. This is another challenge, another opportunity for us as players.”It was also a thrilling moment for Harmon’s teammate David Tweh. The 18-year-old forward said he has been waiting for this moment following a long period of ‘self-training.’“After a long break you always want to come back and get started with new skills and styles of play to achieve good results in the new season,” he said. “It is always a new feeling when you are with teammates on the pitch and I am keen to learn new skills and explore them on the pitch for the new season.”The young forward was a key factor in the team’s impressive performance last season despite failing to retain its championship and dropping out of the CAF competition.In its preparation for the upcoming season, BYC has played several matches. The ‘Go Blue Boys’ will host Samira FC of December 21 at the Blue Field, and will go up against Invincible Eleven on December 23 to complete their pre-season games.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Registration is now open for the 2020 Canada 55+ Games. The 2020 edition of the Canada 55+ Games is scheduled to take place on August 25 to the 28 in Kamloops. According to Organizers, registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and athletes who have taken part and that have won medals in the 2019 B.C. 55+ Games are being given priority when it comes to registering for the Games. – Advertisement -Some of the events that will be offered for the Canada 55+ Games will include five-pin bowling, slo-pitch, and golf. For more information and to register for the Canada 55+ Games, you can visit kamloops55games.com.
Daniele De Rossi, another former world champion, was back at Roma for Saturday’s ‘Derby della Capitale’ against bitter city rivals Lazio.“Obviously nobody expected it to end this way. It was an immense letdown not just for us, but for all Italians,” said Roma’s Stephan El Shaarawy after the 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat by Sweden left four-time champions Italy out of the World Cup for the first time since 1958.“I feel great bitterness, but we must get back on our feet and try to work towards the future,” he added.Napoli’s Dries Mertens kikcks the ball during their Italian Serie A match against Chievo Verona, at the Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, on November 5, 2017 © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOJuventus captain Buffon and his Italian teammates can now fully focus on a chasing a seventh straight Serie A title and their Champions League campaign which continues against Barcelona midweek.Napoli are top of the Italian league standings with 32 points from 12 games, a point ahead of Juventus with Inter Milan third on 30.Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus head to Genoa to play Sampdoria, sixth with a game in hand, boosted by the return of German world champion Benedikt Hoewedes from injury.Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back after being held before the international break, as they host under-pressure AC Milan.Vincenzo Montella’s Milan are seventh after a 2-0 win over Sassuolo last time out but have struggled with big name rivals this season.– Shadow of Anne Frank row –Meanwhile, Rome’s bitter rivals clash for the first time this weekend since the storm triggered by Lazio fans posting anti-Semitic photos of Anne Frank in a Roma jersey.The photos and stickers of Frank — the Jewish teenager who died in Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in 1945 — were stuck on glass barriers during a game against Cagliari three weeks ago.The incident led to protests throughout Italy with Italian president Sergio Mattarella deploring the use of an image of Frank, with passages from her diary read before matches throughout the country.The clash in the Stadio Olympico will be highly-charged as both teams have a lot at stake as they ride high in the league standings.Lazio, in fourth, are four points adrift of Napoli with Roma a further point back in fifth, with both capital sides having a game in hand.“It’ll be a game between two sides high in the standings,” said Eusebio Di Francesco, who oversees his first derby as Roma boss, and remembers with emotion playing it during his footballing days.“The first time I played in a derby, we all came out under the Curva before the game. I never went weak in the knees before a game, but that time I did. It’s a unique emotion, it has never been a match like all the others.”Roma’s Ciro Immobile, the top scorer in Serie A, is a doubt after aggravating a muscular problem playing for Italy.Inter Milan will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run at home against mid-table Atalanta Sunday, but captain Mauro Icardi is uncertain as he recovers from a knee inflammation that kept him from playing with Argentina.In mid-table, Chievo travel to Torino and Fiorentina play at struggling SPAL, with Bologna heading to Verona on Monday. Tailenders Benevento have a chance to end their record losing streak at home against fellow strugglers Sassuolo.Fixtures (all times GMT)SaturdayRoma v Lazio (1700), Napoli v AC Milan (1945)SundayCrotone v Genoa (1130), Benevento v Sassuolo, Sampdoria v Juventus, SPAL v Fiorentina, Torino v Chievo, Udinese v Cagliari (all 1400), Inter Milan v Atalanta (1945)MondayVerona v Bologna (1945)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus’ goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (R) celebrates with teammates at the end of their Italian Serie A match against AC Milan, at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, on October 28, 2017 © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Nov 17 – Italy’s stunned internationals return to the mundane setting of Serie A this weekend days after their star status in world football imploded with a shocking World Cup exit.Goalkeeping great Gianluigi Buffon was back training with Juventus after his emotional retirement from international duty after two decades, preparing for Sunday’s game at Sampdoria, along with fellow 2006 World Cup winner Andrea Barzagli, and Giorgio Chiellini.
1 Pablo Armero in action for AC Milan Former West Ham defender Pablo Armero could be in line for a shock return to the Premier League, according to reports.The Colombian international, who is currently on loan at Italian giants AC Milan from Udinese, endured a difficult spell in England with the Hammers last season – making only five appearances for Sam Allardyce’s side.But, according to reports in Italy, both Hull City and Sunderland have made enquiries to the defender’s representative over his availability, who will be a free agent next summer.In an interview with MilanNews, the 28-year-old’s agent Luciano Ramalho has insisted his client, who has recently forced his way back into Filippo Inzaghi’s first-team plans, could stay on at the San Siro beyond his loan spell but would be willing listen to other offers.He said: “Armero’s focused on Milan. If there’s an important offer, whether that is from [AC] Milan, Udinese or another club then obviously we’d try to find an agreement.“Anything is possible in football, but at the moment there is nothing. Armero has a contract with Milan, he’s got his head down and is working hard.”
A mother of a little boy who is addicted to eating small objects including batteries, ear-rings and coins says she is terrified he will choke to death.The mother-of-two from Letterkenny says her four year old son has already had ten choking episodes.Now Fiona, who asked that her full identity not be revealed, says she wants to highlight the problem. She has taken her son to consultants at Letterkenny General Hospital who suspect her son is suffering from Prader Willi Syndrome.The young mother revealed that her son has even tried to eat broken light-bulb which he found in a recycling bin.“I am close to having a nervous breakdown. I just don’t know what he is going to try and eat next.“We have already had ten choking episodes. On one occasion we suspected he had swallowed an ear-ring but it turned out he had swallowed the pair. “He has also swallowed batteries, coins – anything that is small and he can get in his mouth,” she said.Fiona had to warn her son’s crèche of his addiction and they had to use child-friendly toys and dispose of anything he may have been able to swallow.She also revealed that social services asked to see her home because they were concerned about the number of incidents of choking before her son was diagnose with the condition.“They called to my home and they couldn’t believe how tidy it was. It has to be because my son would try to swallow anything that was lying around.“I can understand their concern because we were constantly visiting the doctor but I think they understand now,” she said. Fiona is now concerned that her son will be out of her supervision soon when he starts school.“I’m really worried and I’m hoping he will grow out of it or realise that he can’t swallow these objects.“I also want to warn other parents about the dangers of the syndrome in case their children are showing signs of it,” she said.TERRIFIED DONEGAL MOTHER REVEALS HOW HER SON EATS BATTERIES, COINS, EAR-RINGS AND LIGHT-BULBS was last modified: October 10th, 2012 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:batteriesboycoinsear-ringsletterkennyPrader Willi Syndrome
* Send reports to email@example.comCONVOY 1-1 TERMON 4-12Report By Harry McGlynn In what was a much tighter game than the scoreline suggests Termon came away with2 points in this Division 3 game. With the wind at their backs Termon went into an earlylead with a goals from Lisa Mc Glynn and Jamie Lee Murray. They then added a further 4points before Carolyn Duffy scored a superb goal. Half time score Termon 3-5 Convoy 0-1. Convoy came out strongly in the second half and pulled back an early goal. However Termonagain asserted their superiority and scored a fourth goal through Anna Gallagher. They alsoadded 6 more points to run out convincing winners.Termon – Caroline Gallagher. Maura Kelly. Martina Kelly. Leanne Duffy. Anne McGlynn.Shauna Kelly. Anna Gallagher. Aisling Ryan. Helen Vickery. Aileen McGlynn. Carolyn Duffy Holly McDaid. Jamie Lee Murray. Lisa McGlynn. Aoife Ryan. Emer McGlynn. RosaleenGallagher. Jacinta Walsh. Amanda Mc Laughlin.Convoy- Ciara Gallagher. Mairead Brown. Mairead Bonner. Caroline Black. Aine Gallagher.Marie Boyle. Ciara Mc Daid. Martina Mc Daid. Jessica McGill. G.Gallagher.Anne Strain. Aine Reilly. L.Doherty. C.ShovlinLADIES GAA: CONVOY 1-01, TERMON 4-12 was last modified: April 21st, 2013 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)Tags:LADIES GAA: CONVOY 1-01TERMON 4-12
If Cupid’s arrow has missed it’s target, it might be time to try world famous matchmaker Willie Daly at the Ardara Matchmaking Festival next month.North Clare farmer Willie is one of the last traditional matchmakers in the country and has set up around 3,000 marriages since he started following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps over 45 years ago.Each year his tiny home town of Lisdoonvarna (population 800) hosts a matchmaking festival that attracts 40,000 visitors from around the world. The annual Matchmaking Festival in Ardara takes place over a weekend and also includes fortune-telling, tarot cards, traffic-light dating, blind date and speed dating as well as live music.Described as “the horse-whisperer of matchmaking”, Willie’s top tips for love are:Never quit looking.Avoid looking at love through the eyes of another person. Love can be around the next bend in the road.Always hope that it will happen sooner than you expect.Treat love with respect and it will respect you in return and you will enjoy the magic of romance.If there is someone in your dreams don’t be afraid to open your arms and tell them that you love them.Believe and you will, you will, you will find love and be happiness for the rest of your life. Love is a wine of a rare vintage and is waiting for you to uncork and indulge.Willie Daly also swears by his 150 year old “Lucky Book”. If you touch the book you’ll be married and in love inside of six months. If you are already married, you will recreate the honeymoon period you first had.He said he realised there was a need for matchmaking when he saw his Neighbours living and dying alone.“I saw my neighbours, good, fine people, dying off, alone, and the farmhouses and our way of life going to ruin. There was no one for them and without a real knowledge of what I was doing, I started introducing people to one another.” Meet Willie and you could also find the love of your life at Ardara Matchmaking Festival, November 7th, 8th, 9th.LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT ARDARA MATCHMAKING FESTIVAL was last modified: October 26th, 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:ArdaraMatchmaking FestivalWillie Daly
“Less commute, less buses,” he said. “Probably cut out a good 30 to 45 minutes. I’ll know it after tomorrow.” The MTA had 500 workers in orange T-shirts helping riders navigate the new line. The MTA will have 50 to 60 workers doing the same thing through this week. The orange brigade had its work cut out for it, managing all the riders packing the buses and lining up at the stations. “Come on, people, this is Sepulveda,” MTA worker David Halford yelled to riders on a crowded bus as it rolled into his station, trying to coax some to get out from the crush. “This is the best station on the line,” he said. As of 3 p.m. Sunday, there were no accidents but a number of close calls. Shortly before 11:30 a.m., a car got onto the busway just before the Van Nuys Station and workers motioned for the motorist to get off the bus route. Earlier in the morning, at the intersection with Tyrone Avenue, a bicyclist coasted across the busway as a bus driver bearing down on him honked, causing him to get out of the way. Errol Segal, the owner of Active Recycling Center at 14300 Bessemer St. in Van Nuys, said he is concerned about how safe the line is. But after getting a letter from the city this month ordering him to keep the inside and outside of the center trash-free, he has other concerns. Segal gave a speech to more than a dozen homeless people Sunday morning, saying recyclables are appreciated at the center but they must stop loitering and dropping garbage. “You people really deserve a medal from the mayor for (collecting recyclables), but not for littering,” he said. Homeless man Mark Siebert, 54, said there were too many people on the Orange Line when he went to have a look at it. “When it’s a free ride, everyone wants something for free,” he said. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I would be pleased if we got between 5,000 and 7,000,” said Richard Hunt, general manager for the San Fernando Valley service sector. In planning the line, the MTA expected to get 22,000 daily riders by 2020 as the city’s population increases. “I think it will be a steady increase as riders figure out what it will do for them, because it’s going to do different things for different people,” Hunt said. John Cannon, 49, a nurse at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center who lives in Sherman Oaks, said he got on the line Sunday to see how it might get him to work. Cannon was hopeful the line would help him. Riders flocked to the Metro Orange Line on Sunday like tourists to an amusement park, taking advantage of a second day of free rides to eat at the other end of town, visit family or make a test run for the morning commute. Thousands of cheerful passengers boarded the packed, extra-long gray buses to the delight of Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials. “Every single bus today has been standing-room only, every single bus yesterday standing-room only,” said Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a member of the MTA board. “That is a vote of confidence. And it’s also an indication of how the Valley has thirsted for public transit.” After estimating Saturday that 30,000 riders used the system its first day, the MTA revised that to a more accurate count of about 44,500. The MTA expected similarly high numbers Sunday, but less ridership today, when the free rides end.
8 October 2013 South Africa and Kazakhstan will be looking to strengthen their ties when Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim hosts Kazakhstan’s deputy foreign minister, Kairat Sarybay, in Pretoria on Thursday. Sarybay will be in South Africa on a one-day working visit, during which he will co-chair the 3rd round of inter-governmental consultations between the two countries Top of the agenda, according to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, will be a review of progress on draft agreements to be signed during the planned state visit of the president of Kazakhstan in December. South Africa and Kazakhstan’s interests overlap in areas including trade, the production and collaborative marketing of strategic minerals, technology exchanges, machine production, as well as oil procurement for South Africa. Total trade between South Africa and Kazakhstan has been fluctuating, but has remained in South Africa’s favour since 2009. It increased from R44-million in 2009 to R137-million in 2010, dropped to R88-million in 2011 and increased to R90-million in 2012. Exports increased from R42-million in 2009 to R101-million in 2010 compared to imports of R2-million in 2009 and R36-million in 2010. In September 2009, South Africa’s second micro-satellite, SumbandilaSat, was launched from Kazakhstan. Before a blast of solar radiation put it out of commission by damaging its on-board computer in July 2011, SumbandilaSat delivered over 1 000 very usable, cloud-free images, and became well-known by the amateur radio satellite society worldwide for the excellent results from its amateur radio payload. Denel Spaceteq, the newly launched space engineering unit of aerospace and defence manufacturer Denel, has started the initial work on South Africa’s third low-orbit satellite, a multispectral, high-resolution earth observation satellite called EO-Sat1. SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter