Several businesses in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) met with Business Minister Dominic Gaskin and a team comprising personnel from the Ministry and the Small Business Bureau where concerns about the factors hampering business in the area were discussed.During the meeting, the business community noted that among the issues affecting economic activity were the state of the Linden-Mahdia road, high cost of transportation, the lack of business registration and licensing services in the sub-district, and access to finance and banking services.Minister Gaskin while addressing the concerns raised by several business owners in the area assured that Government was interested in sustainable long-term economic development driven by private enterprise.The Minister also stressed the need for diversification into value-added products in order to increase economic benefits to the community and reduce dependence on primary products.He reiterated that increasing value-added productivity was a priority of the current Administration.A section of the gathering at the business meetingA representative of the Small Business Bureau used the opportunity to explain the work of the Bureau to individuals attending the various meetings, highlighting the various opportunities for small businesses with reference to training and support.The outreach is a continued effort by the Business Ministry to collaborate with Regional Democratic Councils to promote investor-ready projects within the 10 regions.
0Shares0000Kenya Sevens players pose with the branded jerseysNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5 – The national rugby sevens team has received a major financial boost for the remaining four legs of the World Sevens Series after landing a Sh14mn sponsorship.Chukua Selfie, a Menstar coalition campaign encouraging 18-24 year old men to know their HIV status through self-test, has entered into partnership with the Kenya Rugby Union as a Shirt sponsor for the team The Sh14mn deal will see Chukua Selfie sponsor the Hong Kong/Singapore and London/Paris legs. This partnership will see the Shujaa front of shirt branded with the Chukua Selfie logo.Chukua Selfie Brand representative Eric Achola said: “We chose rugby because it is widely followed by our target audience, we want to remind all the young men that even as they have fun they need to do so responsibly.”“This sponsorship is timely, and it will enable us meet priority needs for Shujaa as they take on the world this season. We are also aware of the importance of promoting self-testing for both our players and fans. This is why we gladly accepted this partnership,” said Oduor Gangla, the newly elected KRU Chairman.Shujaa has been without a front of the jersey sponsor since the expiry of the Magical Kenya deal at the end of last season. Bidco company was the team’s only sponsor, but their logo was at the back of the shirt.The financial boost will come in handy especially as the team looks to evade relegation this season and the extra financial motivation might lire senior players who had not committed to the team this season to come back.0Shares0000(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)
“The death penalty is reserved for the worst of the worst,” Scott’s attorney told the panel, saying his client is “not the worst of the worst.” Another man, Ronnie Johnson, who was charged along with Scott, was convicted of Trice’s murder and is serving a life prison sentence without the possibility of parole.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 28-year-old man convicted of murdering two people during separate robberies in the Antelope Valley in 2003 was sentenced today today to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Ernest Scott apologized to the families of Victoria Gnerlich and Charles Trice before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Bob S. Bowers Jr. imposed the sentence. “I regret it every day,” he said. “I never thought I would be responsible for shattering someone’s family.” Scott was convicted July 30 of first-degree murder for the July 2003 slaying of Victoria Gnerlich and the October 2003 killing of Charles Trice in Littlerock. Jurors recommended on Aug. 17 that Scott be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole rather than the death penalty. Gnerlich, who was 46 and had multiple sclerosis, was beaten and hit over the head with a crockery pot. She tried to crawl a few steps to the front of her store, Victoria’s Antique Garden, along Pearblossom Highway, Deputy District Attorney Robert Sherwood told jurors in his closing argument. Scott left his fingerprint on a jar Gnerlich had in the store to collect donations for the Multiple Sclerosis Society — a container that was found empty on the floor, Sherwood said. About 2 1/2 months later, Trice, 76, was bound and beaten and left to die of asphyxiation and a neck injury in his Littlerock home. In his closing argument, defense attorney Morton Philip Borenstein told jurors they could do the right thing by recommending a life prison sentence.
Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 05.03.13In Association with Brian McCormick Sports & LeisureThe Annual Dinner Dance takes place in the Mt. Errigal Hotel this Friday night, March 8th with the meal at 8pm. Tickets are €25 and are available from Anne Forde (086-8342449) or Paul McGovern (086-8114151). Special guests will include Sam Maguire. We will also be presenting a Lifetime Dedication Award to a very worthy recipient and All-Ireland Medal winners Rory Kavanagh and Kevin Rafferty will be in attendance. We have provisionally set up a ticket collection night for the Dinner Dance on Wednesday evening (March 6th) in the Mt. Errigal Hotel foyer between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Please call in and get your tickets so we can try to give the Hotel approx. numbers attending. The Dinner Dance takes place this Friday evening (March 8th). The Minor Boys footballers will begin their League campaign this Sunday with a tough away trip to Scarvey to meet Buncrana with a 12noon throw-in. Best of luck to Christy, Eunan, Seamus, Gerard and the players.The Seniors and Reserves will begin their league campaigns over Easter weekend. First up on Good Friday (March 29th) are home games v Kilcar before travelling to Gaoth Dobhair on Easter Sunday.The boxers are training hard in preparation for Lord of the Rings IV that will see them take on the Rugby club in a night not to be missed on Friday, March 15th in the Mt. Errigal. Tickets are €20 and are available from the Mt. Errigal Reception, Charlie Robinson’s, Blake’s Bar or from the boxers themselves.The Senior ladies travelled to Buncrana for a friendly on Sunday and came away with a good win. The training pitch will open in the next couple of weeks to all teams. Please use common sense in bad weather. The training pitch will close for 4 to 6 weeks in the summer to give it a much needed rest, the new ground behind the far goals will be used over that period. Details of dates will follow in due course.The new Letterkenny & District Schools League threw-in last week with huge numbers of kids taking part from schools in the greater Letterkenny area under the guidance of our Peace III funded initiative – GAA For All. There are games in Termon and O’Donnell Park this Wednesday, see local press for details.The Sunday Morning Football Academy will recommence on April 7th at 11am.Anyone interested in helping out with the St. Patricks Day collection for Conradh na Gaeilge is asked to contact Oifigeach na Gaeilge – Fergus McGee on 086 854 4445.There were 2 winners that matched 3 numbers in this week’s Lotto draw and they win €50 each. The numbers drawn were: 2-13-20-23. Aisling Doyle, Simonstown, Co. Westmeath (Adrian) and Brian McDermott, Kilmacrennan (card). Next week’s jackpot is €2,975. GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: March 5th, 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:GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS
Leeds United are considering a January loan move for Tottenham defender Juan Foyth, according to reports.Foyth, the centre-back, joined Spurs last summer but has still not made a single Premier League appearance for the club. 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father three-way race LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 IN DEMAND targets Bielsa is reportedly watching Foyth ahead of a potential January swoop for the defender LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Despite his lack of competitive action for Spurs over the past 14 months, Foyth received his first senior Argentina call-up for the recent international break, though he did not appear in the country’s matches against Iraq or Brazil. targets RANKED TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Foyth has still not been trusted to turn out in the league despite playing in the Champions League, EFL Cup and FA Cup Despite Leeds’ excellent start to the season that sees them third in the Championship table after 12 matches, they have been hit by a number of injury problems quite consistently.The Whites’ defence has especially struggled with various players missing at different times, with all of Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper, Luke Ayling and Gaetano Berardi absent for portions of the campaign.Leeds were previously linked with Foyth over the summer following Bielsa’s appointment as manager of the Elland Road club. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The 20-year-old remains highly-rated, and has represented the north London club eight times in all competitions, but he is said to be looking for a temporary move away from Spurs in January to increase his game time.And, according to AS Argentina, Foyth could drop down a division with Leeds United keen on securing the talented youngster’s services.Marcelo Bielsa, the Elland Road club’s coach, is said to have been keeping tabs on Foyth with the view of moving form him when the transfer window reopens. REVEALED
JOURNALIST Eugene Moloney was laid to rest this afternoon, buried alongside his mother in a graveyard in Co Donegal.Members of Eugene’s family including brother Sean and sister Roisin were joined by cousins from the extended Flanagan family at the graveside at St Mura’s Chapel in Fahan.Girlfriend Chichi Tran wept as Eugene’s coffin was lowered into the grave. Local businessman William McCarter was among the mourners.Eugene was killed ten days ago after being attacked in Dublin city centre.He was a former reporter with the Irish Independent and Irish News.His funeral was held yesterday in Dublin where hundreds of mourners included dozens of journalists from throughout Ireland. Today Fahan priest father Neil McGoldrick said prayers at the graveside as Eugene’s remains were lowered beside his mum Margaret ‘Peig’ Moloney (nee Flanagan). His trademark hat was buried with him.A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of the 55-year-old.Our report from last night on yesterday’s funeral is here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/07/04/journalist-eugene-to-be-buried-in-donegal-today-with-his-trademark-hat/ REPORTER EUGENE LAID TO REST BESIDE HIS MUM was last modified: July 4th, 2012 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:REPORTER EUGENE LAID TO REST BESIDE HIS MUM
Some of Donegal’s best-known buildings and landmarks are Lighting Up Gold this month as part of the 2nd annual Light It Up Gold campaign for the Childhood Cancer Foundation.Letterkenny’s Polestar is to turn gold in aid of cancer research.The Irish campaign, launched recently by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, is part of a wider international campaign originating in the USA, that has seen buildings across the world ‘Light It Up Gold’ in September to shine a light on the bravery of children dealing with cancer.“We are getting a great response from buildings across Ireland, north and south. Our aim this year is to have gold shining in 32 counties across Ireland. My own daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia in February 2013 and prior to that I was completely unaware of childhood cancer. “Now I want to ensure that everyone is aware. Increased awareness will improve early detection and increase understanding among policy makers and communities which will hopefully reduce the isolation of families going through childhood cancer treatment and side effects,” Mary Claire Rennick of Childhood Cancer Foundation said.In Donegal, the Public Service Centres in Donegal Town and Milford are going gold, in Buncrana, the Council Offices, Castle Bridge and the Roundabout are all already lit up gold as indeed is the Coast Guard Station at Malin Head, An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny and the Castle at Oakfield Park in Raphoe.The Polestar Roundabout in Letterkenny will also be lit up gold this weekend.“We are so grateful to everyone who has come on board with the campaign and especially to Liam O’Hara of O’Hara & Harrison Electrical Contractors who have worked for free to install temporary lights for us. Also special thanks to John McCarron in the Council who has been a wonderful support too.” Mary Claire explained that the Childhood Cancer Foundation (comprising of family members of children affected by different childhood cancers) was launched earlier this year on 15 February, International Childhood Cancer Day, with a balloon release in Russborough House, County Wicklow attended by many families affected by childhood cancer. The website www.childhoodcancer.ie was launched on the same day.The group had initially got together to organise the Light It Up Gold campaign in September 2013. That campaign was very successful and received significant positive feedback from families of children affected by childhood cancer and from adult survivors of the disease.As a result, the group decided to formalise its structure in order to achieve specific goals. The objectives of Childhood Cancer Foundation (CCF) are to raise awareness of childhood cancer and to support education and research projects. Everyone involved in CCF works on a voluntary basis.Earlier this year the charity, with the supoprt support of the Robinson family, held a hugely successful family-fun day in Oakfield Park, Raphoe, raising awareness and funds for the Foundation.“Over 200 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in Ireland. That’s 4 families each week who hear the devastating news that their child, brother, sister or grandchild has cancer. “Childhood cancer is the biggest cause of death by disease in children in Ireland and the Childhood Cancer Foundation is committed to raising public awareness of the issues surrounding childhood cancer, developing early diagnosis programmes amongst health care professionals, advocating for improved services for children affected by cancer and assisting to fund vital services for children and families affected by this disease,” Mary Clare said.She concluded: “Currently children diagnosed with cancer are not automatically entitled to a medical card and their families must undergo a means test. The form filling and information gathering required for this process are an added burden on families facing an extremely stressful time.“Without the medical card families are forced to pay for inpatient treatment and for medications, medical equipment and dressings etc needed for children going through treatment. Those affected by childhood cancer should have an automatic entitlement to a medical card given the serious nature of their illness.”DONEGAL LANDMARKS TO TURN ‘GOLD’ FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION was last modified: September 10th, 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:Childhood cancer Foundaitondonegalletterkenny
Jason Black said he simply can’t wait to reach the Port Bridge and to see the lights of his hometown of Letterkenny.Jason BlackThe Irish mountaineer failed in his attempt to summit K2 after all his tam’s gear was lost in a huge avalanche which covered Camp 4.Now Jason has reached base camp and is heading back towards the KKH highway after 34 hours on a bus and towards the airport for home. In his latest blog he chats about having his first shower after SEVEN weeks and looking forward to a curry from the Tin Tai!“Monday 3rd August marks finally the end of the K2 basecamp trail as we finished the gruelling 95km trek out of the Baltero valley to our end point at Askole from there it’s my mechanical means as we take to Toyota jeeps on the harsh dusty roads to Skardu. Half way along the twisting mountain dust roads one of our five jeeps leading, just narrowly missed out on been hit by a landslide of mud and rock from above, stopping our jeep in which we were travelling in behind. As normal on expedition, it was all hands on deck as we dug and picked our way a clear passage of road. Making our way down the valley passing small little independently run villages where wild life wandered the dusty streets ,elders sat in conversation and kids played with the simple things in life. Such a simple life but by the smiles on the locals faces as they greeted us , wonderful and happy removed from the effects of the commercial world. Stopping off from time to time along the route the trees were filled with fresh fruits in full bloom ,for me it was the apricots a real treat, picking and eating as we went on our journey it was simply wonderful, but all the time in the back of my mind so looking forward to that first meal of real food, free from the dry tasteless high altitude daily diet… Sucked along like the Bisto kids with the tempting smells of spices from small village to village making the juices flow. Arriving in the small Concordia hotel in Skardu it was time for that first shower , yes you heard right 7weeks later peeling those baselayers “big and smalls” the hum you can’t imagine …..direct to the bin. For my poor trekking shoes ,the smiles on the toes where the socks were nearly peeking out have did there job perfectly, but sadly must retire. My poor feet. So Pakistan Pakistan what a real treat, totally different and so captivating the food the culture the music the people so warm & inviting, stepping into this world has been so rewarding in so many ways, a community of people so miss understood by the outside world and falsely betrayed by the media and the handful of rebels that’s hell bent on painting a picture that the western world or western influences aren’t welcome, well so further from the truth this is … I would so highly recommend a journey in Pakistan, yes there’s restrictions and politics but that’s a world wide issue…go off that typical commercial holiday experience and reap the rewards of a full blooded Pakistani culture .. You won’t be disappointed. For now it’s 34 hours on a bus to Islamabad back on the KKH highway, yes round two with the Taliban… Time for home time for some real food…. Tin tai can’t wait. Best curry in town. Can’t wait to see that letterkenny port bridge… Jason”HOMEWARD BOUND! MOUNTAINEER BLACK IS DREAMING OF THE PORT BRIDGE AND CURRY FROM THE TIN TAI! was last modified: August 3rd, 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:donegalJason BlackK2letterkennymountainTin Tai
Tags: Azam UPLDaniel Sserunkumamiguel da costaupdf fcvipers sc Vipers SC thought they had won the league after defeating Express 5-0 in their last game (Photos by Agencies)Azam Uganda Premier LeagueVipers SC vs UPDF FCSt. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeFriday, 25-05-2018Vipers SC will be targeting all three points that will see them win the 2017/18 Azam Uganda Premier League title, when they host relegation threatened UPDF.The Venoms lead the standing by two points going into match day 30 of the league and will know that any slip ups may see KCCA who are second, leap frog them (Vipers) atop the summit.Migual da Costa’s men celebrated pre-maturely last time round after thrashing Express FC 5-0, thinking KCCA had drawn 1-1 at home to Bul. But when the news that Derrick Nsibambi has scored a late winner at Lugogo, they now need a win to guarantee a maiden UPL title in three years.“Yes we celebrated after the last game but only because we thought KCCA had drawn, said Vipers coach Miguel da Costa.“We know it is just a matter of three points and we win the league and that is the motivation we take into the UPDF game.“It is not going to be easy because they (UPDF) is fighting to retain its league status.“All in all, we are confident going into the last game and i hope we win because the championship means so much to this club and special group of players.Da Costa is expected to be at the bench on Friday despite facing a disciplinary hearing following the comments made on Tuesday following KCCA’s last minute winner.The Venoms saw Steven Mukwala miss the Express FC game following a knock. The U-20 striker took part in the last training but is unlikely to feature on Friday.Other than him, the rest of the squad is fully fit.For UPDF, they start the day only a point away from the relegation zone and faliour to win the game may see them relegated at final whistle sound.UPDF FC start the day a point above relegationThe Army side know that this situation should not have been like this had they not fielded an eligible player in their second round win over Bul which resulted into a three point loss.They may also stay up even if that lost to Vipers but that would also require both Proline and Express losing their Friday fixtures.Match Stats:Head to Head.The reverse fixture between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at the Bombo Barracks stadium last November.Vipers SC.Vipers enter the game on a run of 20 games in all competitions, winning 17 and drawing the other three.In the league, the Venoms had home 16 consecutive games without testing defeat (W13 D3). The last time that were defeated was in 28-11-2018, in a 2-1 loss at home to URA.At the St. Mary’s stadium, Vipers have won all of their last eight league fixtures, scoring at least two goals in every match throughout that period.In the same period, the Venoms have scored a league high 23 goals whilst conceding only five at the other end.Daniel Muzei Sserunkuma has scored a league high 16 league goals this season, 10 of which have come in the second round including a hat trick against Express in the last game.Dan Sserunkuma (right) scored a hat trick against Express FC in the last game.UPDF FC.UPDF goes into the game with a single win in their last six league games (D1 L4)They have registered only one victory on the road this season, losing 10 of their fixtures and drawing three. That is a tally of six points accumulated out of a possible 42.Away to the top three, they have lost all of their two games so far, losing by a score line of 2-0 to both KCCA and SC Villa who occupy second and third spot respectivelyComments
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