MAN CITY (4-2-3-1)HART,SAGNA, DEMICHELIS, OTAMENDI, KOLAROV,FERNANDINHO,FERNANDO,DE BRUYNE, SILVA, STERLING,BONYSWANSEA (4-2-3-1)GOMIS,ROUTLEDGE, SIGURDSSON, AYEW,BRITTON, KI,TAYLOR, BARTLEY, WILLIAMS, NAUGHTON,FABIANSKIOn Tuesday, Manchester City beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2, thanks to three goals in the final 11 minutes, enabling them to finish top of their Champions League group.City, though, were knocked off the top of the Barclays Premier League last weekend when they were beaten 2-0 by Stoke City, enabling Leicester City to take the leadership.Interestingly, City have failed to come back and win after being two goals or more behind in their last 59 attempts in the Premier League.That loss at Stoke means that City have won only once in their last four league games, dropping eight points from a possible 12.City have won six of their eight home games and scored 23 goals – the most in the Premier League.Swansea arrive on the back of a poor run, having taken just one point from their last five games and a possible 15. That sequence of four defeats from five league games has ended with the sacking of manager Garry Monk, with former boss Brendan Rodgers, recently sacked by Liverpool, being tipped with a shock return to the Liberty Stadium.
Prashad’s Medical and Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Guyana Red Cross Society and the Blood Bank, will be hosting a blood donation drive on Saturday, July 28, with the aim of enabling people to donate to an important cause while helping to save lives.The blood drive, which will be hosted at the Prashad’s Medical and Pharmacy at Lot 62 Second Street, Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), will run from 10:00h to 16:00h.The organisers are expecting more than 100 donors, and the event will also provide a medium ‘to educate and break the barriers of blood donation stigma’.It was related that some of the healthy benefits that are associated with blood donating include the enhancement of production of new blood cells, improved overall cardiovascular health, reduced chance of heart attacks and lowered risk of strokes and cancers.To be an eligible donor, one must be in good health, weigh at least 110lbs, and must not have undergone a tattoo operation within the past one year.Donors can expect a free gift, door hamper prizes, free sampling of products, free medical advice, and a prestigious gift basket giveaway. Additionally, there will be free testing for blood sugar, pressure, haemoglobin, cholesterol, and tests for all high school entrance students.The general public is asked to participate in this activity, since the proceeds will go towards a noble cause. Music and other entertainment will also be in abundance, and booths will be stationed for persons to be educated on health products and lifestyle management.
…Region 5 Admin supports farmers’ rejection of land rate increasesThe Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary Agriculture Development Authority (MMA/ADA) Board has refused to honour an agreement to meet with representatives from the Rice Producers Association (RPA) to discuss Government’s decision to increase rates for land users.The RPA had been promised that the MMA/ADA Board will meet with them on Tuesday to discuss plans by the Agriculture Ministry to increase the cost of land rentals in the Region Five (Mahaica/Berbice) agricultural scheme.The team, headed by General Secretary of the RPA, Dharamkumar Seeraj went to the MMA office situated at Onverwagt on the West Coast of Berbice for the proposed meeting. However, shortly after, the team was seen leaving the building.Seeraj told this publication that the board did not honour a commitment made by General Manager of the MMA/ADA, Aubrey Charles to the RPA.The Agriculture Ministry is seeking to increase land rent from $3500 to $15,000 per acre, which will represent a 600 per cent increase and land rates from $1000 to $7000.Seeraj, before the proposed meeting, addressed scores of cash crop, rice and cattle farmers on the issue of the propose increases.RPA General Secretary Dharamkumar Seeraj addressing the protestersHe said these increases, if allowed to be implemented, will bring a great burden to the farmers in the rice industry; one which they will not be able to cope with.He said no one in the agricultural sector supports the proposal.“It is the high-handiness of the Minister of Agriculture to come to Region Five and impose that increase of $15000. How are we going to survive? How are we going to contribute to development? How are we going to contribute to the economy? How are we going to contribute to exports? How are we going to contribute to foreign exchange earning, if we are unable to cultivate to plant our lands? The Minister simply doesn’t understand this,” Seeraj said.Seeraj pointed out that if Government wants to go ahead with the proposed increases, then it should ensure that they get to $3200 per bag of paddy, which was promised to the farmers by the Coalition. Meanwhile, a letter is to be penned by the RPA to the MMA Board seeking a meeting with them.SupportThe Region Five Administration, on Tuesday, also signalled its support of rice and cash crop farmers on their opposition towards a decision by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder to implement increases in the rates MMA will charge them as land users.This was after rice farmers protested outside of the MMA office in Region Five over the decision to increase rates. The more than 100 protesters held placards expressing their disapproval over the unilateral way the decision was made.The farmers’ actions were aimed at the Minister and the MMA Board of Directors who were having a meeting at the time.Regional Vice Chairman, Rion Peters, addressing the farmers, assured them that the administration supports their call for the Government to rethink its proposal of increasing land rates by 600 percent.Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal said Agriculture Minister Noel Holder erred by not consulting with stakeholders before making a decision.“At the RDC we are in solidarity with the farmers of this Region, this proposed increased implemented will only create hardship among our people. This process should be done with consultation with our people. We should meet with them first and listen to what they have to say and then decide on whether we should increase or not. I am of the view and I am with the farmers that there should not be any increase in land rentals or D&I charges,” the regional Chairman told the protesters.President of the Rice Producers Association (RPA) Leikha Rambrich, stressed that if Government is allowed to ahead with the proposal, which will affect rice farmers in Region Five, then Government will move to implement such measures in other rice producing regions.“This is a testing ground, once they test the soil here and realise that the $15000 will work for some farmers in Region Five, especially the MMA area it means that it will be spread right across the country and the RPA will not stand and allow this to continue. We are with you, we want yours as well,” he said.Meanwhile, rice farmers say they cannot afford to pay $15,000 per acre of rice land which they cultivate. The farmers had been paying $3,500 per acre. The fee is implemented so that the MMA can take care of drainage and irrigation. Cattle and other crop farmers are not spared, as pasture users are being proposed to go from $200 to $1400The RPA is calling on all farmers to resist this draconian increase and show solidarity in the call for the reversal of this decision which was taken without any consultation with farmers, their association or any other stakeholders.
SAN DIEGO – Subversive snorkelers be warned: Koa and her buddies from Naval Special Clearance Team One are looking for you. The Atlantic bottlenose dolphin is one of about 100 marine mammals housed at Naval Base Point Loma. She’ll do anything for a fresh fish – including alerting her human handlers to potential terrorists. Officials at the base, located on a scenic peninsula jutting into San Diego Harbor, briefly opened their doors to the media Thursday for the first time since the start of the war in Iraq. The display came a few weeks after the Navy announced plans to ship up to 30 dolphins and sea lions to patrol the waters of Washington state’s Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, which is home to nuclear submarines, ships and laboratories. Even in today’s high-tech world of underwater robotics and unmanned vehicles, the Navy says animals like Koa are its best line of defense against attacks from the sea. “Biologically, they are better than anything we have ever made,” said Mike Rothe, head of science for the Navy’s marine mammal program. About 75 dolphins and 25 sea lions are in the program. Both species can find mines and swimmers in murky waters. Working in unison, the dolphins are trained to drop a flashing light by the target, while sea lions can attach a tether to it. The dolphins live in a series of interconnected pens by several jetties in the harbor. Most enclosures are about 30 feet wide by about 30 feet long, with net floors about 10 feet down. By opening gates between the pens, handlers let the dolphins interact for much of the day, Rothe said. About 200 technicians, trainers and other staff care for the animals. Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Dallaglio said all the dolphins had different personalities and seemed to enjoy their work. He helps look after Ten, a 24-year-old Atlantic bottlenose. “When she was born, she was perfect, and she’s perfect still,” he said. “She’s a real sweetheart.” The Navy’s sea mammal program started in the late 1950s and grew to comprise 140 animals during the Cold War. Dolphins helped protect a pier during the Vietnam War. A veteran from that conflict, a dolphin nearing 50 years of age, still lives in San Diego at the naval base. The last time the marine mammals were deployed overseas was in the Iraqi harbor of Umm Qasr in 2003, where they located underwater mines and cleared a path for Marines to land. They also were used in San Diego in 1996 when they patrolled the bay during the Republican national convention. Rogue swimmers planting bombs pose a real threat, said Cmdr. Jon Wood, who deployed to Iraq with the mammals. He said there were several cases of insurgent forces laying charges on floating objects in Vietnam. The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was sunk in 1985 after saboteurs planted limpet mines on its hull. By the late 1990s, Navy officials began phasing out the program, expecting technology to take over. But that still has not happened and dolphins and sea lions will be used until at least 2012. In response to questions about whether the animals have been trained to attack, officials said no. “We have never trained any Navy marine mammals to do any harming, attacking or stabbing,” Navy spokesman Tom LaPuzza said. “We have never done anything like that, and we never will. Animal rights activists are resisting Navy plans to ship the dolphins and sea lions to Washington. They worry that waters in the region, about 10 degrees cooler than in San Diego Harbor, could put stress on the animals. They also are concerned diseases could be transmitted to the area’s native orca population. “There are no bottlenose dolphins in these waters for a reason, and I would say it’s because it’s too darn cold,” said Seattle-area marine biologist Toni Frohoff. Protesters showed up at public meetings held by the Navy in the Seattle area to discuss the Navy’s plan. Several of them knitted woolly hats and sailor uniforms for the animals as a way of drawing attention to the issue – costumes that could never actually be worn. “People contributed some handsome hats, and there’s talk of mittens,” said Knitting for Dolphins member Janet Bailey. Dr. Stephanie Wong, a military veterinarian, said the dolphins are closely monitored for any signs of disease. The Navy’s plan to ship marine mammals to Washington state is still in its early stages. Officials aim to complete an environmental impact report by the fall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“Michael Zorc (Dortmund’s director of sport) has the lead on this, he knows my opinion and expectation.”Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, on loan from Chelsea, scored twice on his debut last Friday when Dortmund won 3-2 at Bundesliga bottom side Cologne to finish the weekend fourth in Germany’s top flight.However, Andre Schuerrle’s late winner for Dortmund did not disguise another poor team performance after drawing their three previous games.Dortmund are 19 points behind run-away German league leaders Bayern Munich.Borussia remain unbeaten in the league under head coach Peter Stoeger, who took over in December when his predecessor Peter Bosz was sacked after eight league games without a win.The German club dropped down to the Europa League knock-out stages after finishing third in their Champions League group behind Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur.Several of Dortmund’s stars, such as Turkey midfielder Nuri Sahin, chief defender Sokratis and goalkeeper Roman Burki, are struggling to produce consistent performances.English teenager Jadon Sancho, 17, currently out with an ankle injury, Swedish striker Alexander Isak, 18 and Germany winger Maximilian Philipp, 23, have all impressed and give hope for Dortmund’s future.However, below-par team performances have irked Watzke.“The team that won the 2011 and 2012 (Bundesliga) titles, weren’t as good as today’s team, but had the best mentality imaginable,” said Watzke.Having signed Batshuayi only until the end of the season, Dortmund have no option to buy the 24-year-old and they need a proven goal-scorer after selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal.Dortmund fans are hoping Germany winger Marco Reus, who is recovering from a knee injury, will extend his contract, which expires in June 2019, to avoid later losing him on a free transfer.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dortmund´s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said the current squad are not playing to their talent and threatened to have a clear out © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZBERLIN, Germany, Feb 6 – Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has threatened to clean out the current squad at the end of the season — unless results improve.“We need a squad adjustment in the summer, things will be clearer after the second half of the season,” Watzke told Frankfurt-based newspaper FAZ.
Vagner Love scored a consolation goal for Besiktas before back-up Bayern striker Sandro Wagner came off the bench to mark his Champions League debut with a goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Second half substitute Sandro Wagner chested in a third from close range to seal the win on the night for the Germans. Photo/DMISTANBUL, Turkey, Mar 14 – Bayern Munich reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday as their 3-1 win at Besiktas in the second leg of their last-16 tie sealed an 8-1 aggregate win.Thiago Alcantara gave Bayern a first-half lead in Istanbul before a Gokhan Gonul own goal extended Bayern’s advantage early in the second half.
DDTV: MOUNT Errigal Hotel owner Terry McEniff thought everything was going to plan as staff joined Buster (actor Danny O’Carroll) to shoot a video for their Christmas launch.Filming finished, he didn’t realise he was about to take part in an ice bucket challenge (without the challenge bit). click Play above to see what happens next..And click play below to see the Mount Errigal Hotel Christmas Video launch. HOTEL BOSS TERRY GETS ICE BUCKETED AS BUSTER FLEES XMAS LAUNCH was last modified: September 6th, 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:BusterChristmas videoDanny O’CarrollDDTVMount Errigal Hotel
POLICE in Glasgow have confirmed that John McGarrigle, whose family is from Letterkenny, is among the nine people killed in the city’s helicopter disaster.John Jnr, left, pictured with his dad on a previous visit to the same barMr McGarrigle’s son John Jnr had been staging a vigil at the site of the Clutha Bar where his father was last seen alive on Friday night last, shortly before the police helicopter crashed on to the pub’s roof.Glasgow Police confirmed 57-year-old Mr McGarrigle, a poet and writer, was one of the victims shortly after midnight. GLASGOW HELICOPTER DISASTER: POLICE CONFIRM JOHN McGARRIGLE AMONG DEAD was last modified: December 3rd, 2013 by johngerardShare 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:deadGlasgowhelicopterjohnmcgarriglepub
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The new Food and Farm Facts Junior edition, produced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, is now available.“We’re pleased to announce this exciting addition to the popular Food and Farm Facts series,” said Christy Lilja, executive director of the Foundation. “Questions about agriculture are not always easy to answer. The new Food and Farm Facts Junior edition explains farming practices to young learners in an age-appropriate way.”Questions explored in the 12-page full-color book, which was developed for kindergarten through third-grade students, include:Who is a farmer? What is agriculture? How do farmers use the land and take care of it? What is food safety? Does chocolate milk come from brown cows? What is the difference between wool and cotton? What happens when I flip on a light switch? Where does my pizza come from? Who works on the weekends? Who is driving the tractor? Who will I be in agriculture?Copies of Food and Farm Facts Junior may be purchased for $3.00 each. A price break is available for purchases of 25 or more ($2.00 each). Visit http://bit.ly/FFFJR18 for more information and to order copies.The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture helps learners of all ages understand agriculture and the important role it plays in our daily lives.
If you are going to be successful, you are going to have to work with people with whom you disagree. The more effectively you can do so, the better leader you become.The fastest and easiest way to get what you need from somebody is to help them get what they need. What they need is always something deeper than what is presented. What you need is also always something deeper than what you present.What you heard and what was said are different. Work harder to discern what was said and don’t worry so much about what you heard.Persuasion is better than force. Force is often the tool of choice for the unpersuasive. Persuasion generates buy-in. Force generates resistance.At their core, all problems are the result of a scarcity mindset and a lack of resourcefulness. The universe knows no scarcity. Perhaps not coincidentally, neither does the human imagination.All human beings seek meaning, significance. They need to know that they matter and that they can make a difference. We follow people who provide that meaning.The fastest way to cure a foul mood is to do something to help someone else. The second fastest way is to exercise. The best way to avoid a foul mood in the first place is to get enough sleep.You are the greatest obstacle to your own success. The sooner you recognize this fact and act on it the sooner you produce better results in all areas of your life.You have a story that you tell about yourself. Change the meaning of the events in that story and you change your future (for good or for ill).Adversity is a gift cleverly wrapped in a breath-taking challenge. Unwrap it and grow.Each day, the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. This is true no matter what happens on this little spinning rock we call home. Don’t worry too much.