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first_imgThe draft proposal was presented to Agriculture Minister Noel Holder by Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Rear Admiral (Rtd) Gary Best, at the Ministry of the PresidencyIn an effort to facilitate a “climate resilient economy”, a draft proposal was presented to Agriculture Minister Noel Holder on the Green Bartica Development/Land Use Plan which would see Bartica becoming Guyana’s “first green town.”The presentation was made by Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Rear Admiral (Rtd) Gary Best, at the Ministry of the Presidency on Monday.It was outlined that the draft plan seeks to establish a “green pathway” for the foundation of a new Guyana, “which will result in reducing the overall carbon footprint in agriculture, fisheries, water, forestry, waste, manufacturing, transport, construction, tourism and other sectors.”“Some of the elements which will be looked at during the planning will be mainstreaming, Disaster Risk Management, alternative energy, meeting international standards and the land use plan, which will determine the viability of the proposal,” Best expressed.It was explained that the draft proposal was presented to the Ministry of Communities, National Land Use Committee and the Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GL&SC).“The green proposal, which is presently in the 2nd phase, saw presentations being done on the committee’s plan to further promote an inter-sectoral approach to environment and economic development,” the Ministry of Agriculture noted.Earlier this year President David Granger on a visit to Bartica, declared that it should become Guyana’s first green town.“Bartica has to lead the way, become our first green town…Solar energy, electrical vehicles, wind energy, solid waste management, recycling… Bartica is going to become a laboratory for Guyana’s green economy…it must be a model town for our green economy, showing all other towns and other regions how Guyana would supply enough energy without depending on fossil fuel,” the President had stated.last_img read more


first_imgThe National Toshaos Council (NTC) has informed local stakeholders and community development officials of their annual conference, which will be held over the course of five days next month.Under the theme “Guyana’s first people united in the promotion of the green economy through preservation of our languages, lands and rights”, the conference is scheduled for October 7 to October 11.Throughout this engagement, Toshaos and other personnel will be able to share issues that are affecting their people and villages. In recent time, the Indigenous peoples have complained about the issuance of land titles, which was promised by Government.After heavy criticism, Government approved grants for the establishment of legal boundaries in the communities of Parabaru, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Essequibo); Rockstone, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), and in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Tasserene and Kangaruma. Meanwhile, existing communities which had their grants approved for extensions are Mainstay/Whyaka, Mashabo and Capoey, on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).This was announced by Director General at the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, who told reporters that these approvals were granted based on recommendations from the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, which has responsibility for the ALT Project.The Amerindian Land Titling process was facilitated by the Amerindian Act of 2006 which catered for land titling and extensions.This led to the establishment of the Amerindian Land Titling Project, which commenced in 2013 and was scheduled to end in 2016. This was a US$10.7 million project funded by the GRIF programme and according to the Director General, the allotted sum has not been exhausted.The Amerindian Act of 2006 states that a village may apply in writing to the Minister (of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs) for a grant of State lands as an extension to its village lands.Furthermore, Indigenous communities can apply in writing to the subject Minister provided that it has been in existence for over 25 years at the time of application and for the immediately preceding five years, it comprises at least 150 persons among others.last_img read more


first_imgThe Fort St. John Ladies Curling Club is holding a general meeting Tuesday, September 30th at 7:30 pm at the Curling Rink. All past, current and new curlers invited to attend to discuss the upcoming year. Ladies league starts October 14th. For more info contact Karen at 250-262-7222- Advertisement –last_img


first_img“The water leak has not surfaced and crews are continuing to search for the location of the leak,” the city writes on their Facebook page. “In order to facilitate us finding the location of the leak, crews will be isolating water main lines within the city.”The city goes on to warn that there will be short periods of time where your residence or business may not have any water, however this should not exceed 20 minutes in time.“We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our residents,” the city concludes. “This work will proceed until the water break has been located and isolated. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.”- Advertisement –last_img


first_imgThe value for the equipment sale was not given. “(Raytheon) is projecting the layoffs to be completed by the end of the year, but it may or may not end up that way,” said Kevin Dodd, president of Electronics and Space Technicians Local 1553 in Hawthorne, which represented the affected employees. “It depends on how successfully the new company that bought these operations will be able to complete the work.” While the agreement between Raytheon and the union calls for a maximum of 60 employees to be affected by the reorganization, Steele and Dodd both said the final figure could be closer to 50. By Dodd’s last count, layoffs will include about 21 technicians and 16 assemblers, with about a dozen voluntary buyouts. Such outsourcing agreements and other types of shifting of resources are common in the industry, Dodd said. A Natel official did not return a call seeking comment. However, a Natel release in July said: “The transaction is a positive development for both parties, with (Raytheon) divesting a non-core product and Natel strengthening its position as a RF/Microwave manufacturer.” Another part of the agreement between Raytheon and the union is that laid-off employees would have opportunities to return to the El Segundo firm under different job classifications. Laid-off employees often can return to Raytheon if a position that fits their job classification opens. However, the affected employees in the reorganization have such specialized job classifications that finding an equivalent job is unlikely, Dodd said. “This was a specialized operation in Raytheon,” Dodd said. “A lot of people have never held job classifications outside of that area. So through our negotiations, we were able to give both assemblers and technicians the opportunity to be re-employed in other areas that are similar to the work they used to do.” muhammed.el-hasan@dailybreeze.com160Want 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAs many as 60 employees will be impacted by the defense giant’s outsourcing of some operations to a Chatsworth company called Natel Engineering Co., Raytheon said Thursday. Raytheon did not give the number of employees affected by the first wave of layoffs. “We adjust how we do business over time,” Raytheon spokeswoman Sabrina Steele said. “Sometimes we make decisions based on our suppliers’ ability to assume discreet tasks. Other times, we shift the work our employees do to meet our customer requirements.” The affected workers are a small fraction of the 8,000 Raytheon employs in El Segundo. In July, Raytheon sold Natel equipment to manufacture microwave integrated circuits used in tactical radar and electronic warfare products. As a result, Natel is expected to manufacture those products for Raytheon as part of a long-term supplier agreement. EL SEGUNDO: Adjustments are made after outsourcing cut into defense company’s needs. By Muhammed El-Hasan STAFF WRITER The first group of employees to be laid off because of a restructured business area at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo saw their last day Wednesday, the company said. last_img read more


first_imgBEO is back!The national final of the annual schools competition will be held in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, this Friday.Babhta Ceannais IMRO Comórtas BEO 2015 is a national competition which enourages the nurturing and promotion of original music amongst second level school students. This year’s finalists are Colaiste na Carraige, Pobal Scoil na Rossan, Lón, St Joseph’s Castlebar, St Columba’s Stranorlar, Colaiste Ide agu Iosef and Scoil Phol Kilfinnan.Each school will begin the day of the competition with a ten-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute question period from the judges.Jackie Hayden from Hot Press will again be a judge.This year’s judges are Caitheoirleach Noel Mac Giolla Bhride; stalwart Irish music writer Jackie Hayden, Barbara Níc Dhonnacha (iRadio), Nadine Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh (Iarscolaire Coláiste Ailigh), as well as a surprise judge from IMRO.While the schools are presenting there will be an open mic session at 2pm. The Nameless and Johnny Weitbrecht will headline the open mic session at 3.20pm. There will also be a Wii, PlayStation and board games available to keep all entertained. Later on that evening there will be performances from DOGS, Team RKT, The Good Youth agus The Nameless as well as an address by Aire na Gaeltachta Joe Mc Hugh TD.This year’s BEO will come to a close with a disco with Johnny Weitbrecht. BEO IS BACK WITH A BANG AS NATIONAL FINAL TAKES PLACE TODAY was last modified: April 24th, 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:BANDSBeodonegalletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgA man is expected to appear in Carndonagh Court later today charged with burglary offences.The man was arrested by Gardai following a number of alleged incidents in the Termon area.It is understood that a number of holiday homes were broken into. The man was questioned by Gardai and is expected to appear in court this morning.MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT AFTER SPATE OF BURGLARIES was last modified: January 29th, 2014 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:arrestedburglariesCARNDONAGH DISTRICT COURTTermonlast_img read more


first_img no dice 3 MONEY The victory will be extra sweet for Liverpool fans, however, thanks to an incident involving Eric Dier and Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.Dier clattered into Ramos early in the game which got Kopites on Twitter hailing the Tottenham midfielder’s actions.Liverpool fans are still raw that Ramos’ challenge on Mohamed Salah on the Champions League final in May went unpunished as the Egyptian was forced off injured during the Reds’ 3-1 defeat in Kiev.And although the referee gave a foul for Dier’s challenge, these Liverpool supporters were adamant the England man was not in the wrong. Below you can see some of the best tweets. Latest Football News REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 REVEALED Dier 👏👏👏 #LFC— Vegard Nielsen (@Vegard_Nielsen) October 15, 2018 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England mesmerised the watching millions when producing one of their best performances in recent times, securing a superb a 3-2 defeat of Spain in the UEFA Nations League.Raheem Sterling’s double either side of Marcus Rashford’s solo strike keeps the Three Lions’ hopes of reaching the final stage of the tournament alive on an historic night for Gareth Southgate’s men. Safe to say Eric Dier had a few quid on #LFC in the CL Final! Warm round of applause in order when he gets to Anfield next!— Paul Winn (@Paul_Winn) October 15, 2018 RANKED center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 3 Dier is a Salah fan 😂 #LFC #ESPENG— Peter Middleton (@PBMidd86) October 15, 2018 huge blow These Liverpool fans were definitely team Dier! It was a complete display from Southgate’s side #SPAENG Not a foul that on Ramos but well done Dier! #LFC— Paul Jepson (@jpjepson) October 15, 2018last_img read more


first_img Tags: bright stars fcBul FCExpress FCKCCA FCkirinya jssMbarara Cityndejje universityNyamityoborax Bul FConduparaka fcPaidah Black AnglesStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeagueTooro unitedURA FC KCCA (in yellow) have now accumulated 24 points (Photo by UPL media)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueSaturday, 08-12-2018– KCCA FC 3-1 Ndejje University FC-Onduparaka FC 2-1 Paidah Black Angels FC -Bright Stars FC 1-1 Bul FC-Kirinya JSS FC 1-0 Express FC -Mbarara City FC 1-1 URA FC-Tooro United 2-1 Nyamityobora FC KCCA FC now hold a four point caution atop the StarTimes Uganda Premier League following a 3-1 hard fought victory over Ndejje University at Lugogo on Saturday.The game was delayed before Kick-off after the visitors-Ndejje arrived late but despite threats for the fixture being postponed, it kicked off any way.Despite the home side enjoying the Lion’s share of possession, they could not bleach Ndejje’s resistance in the first 45 minutes and referee of the year, Brian Nsubuga sent both sides into the break dead-locked at 0-0.Nine minutes into the second half, Muzamir Mutyaba who was returning from injury gave Mike Mutebi’s side the lead and you could feel the relief around Lugogo.However, their lead lasted only 10 minutes before Ndejje equalized through Anwar Ntege.The goal only ignited KCCA to go forward and scored two quick goals in a space of four minutes to seal the game.First it was Muwadda Mawejje who struck on 73 minutes to restore the Kasasiros’ lead and then young-star Steven Sserwadda made the points safe with his first of the season on 77 minutes.The victory took KCCA onto 24 points, four ahead of Onduparaka FC in second.For Ndejje, the remained in 14th having accumulated only 7 points from their first 10 games.In the Arua Derby, Onduparaka required two second half goals to come from a one down and defeat sworn enemies Paidah Black Angels 2-1 at the Green Light Stadium.Andrew Kidega put the visitors in front on 9 minutes with a well taken strike and despite efforts by Onduparaka to restore purity before the break, Muhammad Kiseka’s side held on to go into the break with a slim one goal advantage.11 minutes after the break, Gadafi Gadinho equalized for the home side to send the Green Light Stadium into a frenzy.With 7 minutes on the clock, Ceaser Ochuti scored the winner for Onduparaka and in the process, broke Paidah’s hearts.Victory for Onduparaka elevated them into second on the log with 20 points after 10 games while Paidah remain bottom on four points.At Mwerere, Bright Stars were held to a second consecutive home draw by Jinja based, Bul FC.Going into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Express FC, Fred Kajoba’s side took the lead on 48 minutes through talismanic Captain-Nelson Ssenkatuka who took his season’s tally to six.However, the three points would not come for the Stars as Deogratious Ojok equalized for the visitors on the hour mark.The relentless pressure on Bul’s goal late on in the game would not tell for the home side as both teams settled for a point in the end.Bright Stars slip into 3rd on the table with 19 points while Bul remain 6th on 15.In the game played at the Mighty Arena in Jinja, Express FC were subjected to a third loss of the season, a second in a row.After losing to Onduparaka in their last game, the Red Eagles were optimistic of a result but in a game in which they barely created clear-cut chances, Kefa Kisala’s side were undone by a Joel Madondo goal with only 9 minutes of the 90 to play.This was Madondo’s 7th strike of the season and it came after a four game drought for October’s player of the month.The loss for Express sees them drop into 10th on the table with 13 points from 10 games.For Kirinya, they climb into 9th having accumulated 14 points so far in the season.At Kakyeka, Mbarara City and ten-man URA FC played out a 1-1 draw in front of a mammoth crowed.URA who have now drawn all their last six games, took the lead through a Tayo Odongo’s 42nd goal and thought they were headed for a third victory of the season.However, all their hard work was undone in four crazy second half minutes.First, Sirage Ssentamu was shown a second yellow and given his marching orders with 10 minutes to play. Then Rashid Mohammed happened on 84 minutes as the forward struck to level matters for the Ankole Lions.The draw is the 8th for Sam Simbwa’s side and despite still enjoying a unbeaten start to the league, the Tax Collectors sit a disappointing 7th on the table.For Mbarara, they slip into 5th on the table with 17 points, their best tally at this stage since returning to the top flight three seasons ago.In the last game of the day played in Buhinga, Tooro United defeated Nyamityobora 2-1.With all the three goals coming in the first half, Steven Omuria put the hosts-Tooro United in the lead inside the first 8 minutes.Charles Musige equalized for Asaph Mwebaze’s side on 20 minutes but Mike Kawooya struck with 13 of the first half to play, to restore Tooro’s one goal caution going into the break.Neither side could strike in the last 45 minutes as Tooro United registered their second victory of the season while Nyamityobora were subjected to a eighth loss this campaign.Tooro now sit 12 on the log with 10 points while Nyamityobora who have gathered only four points this campaign, are still second from bottom.The StarTimes Uganda Premier League resumes on Sunday witb Vipers SC at home to Police FC in Kitende.Comments last_img read more


first_imgAngola, Kenya and Uganda came out tops in the Africa Agility photo competition. The aim of the contest was to encourage amateur and professional photographers to capture development in Africa in three categories: cities, industry, and technology. Uganda’s Mohsen Taha was named the overall winner. The Digital Age: Everyone in Uganda, from rural to urban areas, can now afford to have a cellphone. The photographer’s one-year-old son uses a mobile phone during a blackout. The photo is the winner in the technology category of the Africa Agility photo competition, as well as the overall winner. (Image: Mohsen Taha, Uganda)• Biogas backpack revolutionises cooking in Ethiopia • Maasai women lead solar revolution in Kenya• Telling our African stories • Kenyan filmmaker takes on race and women• Photo competition to showcase a positive Africa Priya PitamberThe city of Luanda in Angola, wheat fields in Kenya, and a child holding a cellphone in Uganda, were the winning images in the Africa Agility 2015 photo competition.The contest focused on capturing a modern Africa and called on amateur and professional photographers to submit images that showed the growth and development of Africa.A cash prize of $2 000 (about R27 000) was awarded to the winners in each competition category.They were: Carlos Aguiar from Angola (cities), Ahmed A Osman from Kenya (industry) and Mohsen Taha from Uganda (technology).Taha received an additional $2 000 for his photo of a boy holding a mobile phone as the overall competition winner.“I’m proud to be a part of a competition that helps to promote the economic development happening right now in Africa,” said Taha. Wheat fields in Narok embody the rapid growth of Africa’s agriculture sector, which plays a critical role in improving the lives of farmers. The image won in the industry category of the Africa Agility photo competition. (Image: Ahmed A Osman, Kenya) A city striving forward: urban developments in Luanda, Angola. The photograph won in the cities category of the Africa Agility photo competition. (Carlos Aguiar, Angola)“This competition has allowed photographers to show the various aspects of Africa and how we have grown and developed into something different, and better,” Taha said. “Six years ago, I couldn’t afford a mobile phone. Today in Uganda, everyone from rural to urban areas can afford one. These advancements are significant.”@Agility@AgilityAfrica A BIG THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY YOU HAVE GIVEN US TO MAKE THIS A BETTER AFRICA— The Nikon Ambassador (@nikonambassug) September 14, 2015The competition was judged by an independent panel that consisted of Sneha Shah, the managing director of Thomson Reuters Africa; Bronwyn Nielsen, the editor-in-chief of CNBC Africa; and the renowned Ghanaian artist, Professor Ablade Glover.last_img read more