32 women of Parishara trained in catering, preservation of food

first_imgThirty-two (32) women of Parishara, Central Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), are now trained and certified in catering and the preservation of food including fruits and vegetables. The women also learned etiquette and basic table setting skills.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock viewing some of the food items prepared by members of the Parishara Organic Food Processors which were on displayIndigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock; Community Development Officer (CDO), Vincent Henry; Toshao of Nappi, Guy Fredericks; Senior Councillor of Parishara, Roy Andrew and the members of the Parishara Organic Food Processors groupAccording to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the women are members of the Parishara Organic Food Processors which already produces nut butter from cashew nuts and flour from cassava, sweet potatoes and eddo. The training was made possible through the Government’s Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) programme which allows groups to access funding for income-generating community ventures.Addressing the graduation ceremony held at the Parishara Primary School, Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Honourable Sydney Allicock explained that the programme is part of a larger initiative to empower Indigenous people. He added that from this training exercise, the women can establish their businesses or even seek employment.“Our Government is for everyone… We believe in providing opportunities, we believe in partnership… We have major developments across Guyana and this is one of our key focus points because it allows our people to live a healthy life leading on to a good life.”These skills, he said, will be in demand once the Linden to Lethem road is completed and the Lethem aerodrome is upgraded into an international hub. Villagers are also planning to construct a guesthouse and create tourism activities around Nappi Lake. Minister Allicock, therefore, urged the women to develop the skills learnt during the course so when these facilities become available they would be fully equipped to deliver quality service to visitors.He commended the Ministry of Social Protection, headed by the Honourable Amna Ally, for initiating such a programme which has allowed the Indigenous people to access funding to empower themselves.More than 277 households benefitted from income-generating activities under the Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) programme in 2018. An estimated 1264 persons including women, young people and entrepreneurs were the beneficiaries.Community Development Officer (CDO), Vincent Henry explained that the programme has been “life-changing” for many in Region Nine. In the South Rupununi, the Maruranau Woman’s Cooperatives purchased a minibus with their funds; Sand Creek Youth Cooperatives are in the process of constructing over 60 shade houses and a building for preservation of fruits and vegetables; in Shulinab, the women are producing dried fruits and vegetable with their solar dryers; while Patarinau will be establishing a ranch and constructing a butchery.Other villages that benefitted from the programme included Hiawa, Moco Moco, Aranaputa and Aishalton.Leader of the Parishara Organic Food Processors, Erlene McDonald said that her dream was to work towards establishing a training programme to empower women in her village, many of whom are single parents. She commended the Government for its continued support towards the development of the Indigenous peoples of Guyana.The women also had on display several food items they had prepared and preserved.last_img read more

Taylor approves one time funding for school buses

first_imgAt an undecided time in 2015, council will sit down with the Ministry of Education and try to hammer out a more long term solution for rural residents. The funds will address 77 rural students needing a mode of transportation for their daily out of town commute. This is a one time funding which applies to students in grade 7 – 12 for the 2014 – 2015 school season.Director of Financial Services, Melany De Weerdt says the charge onto the municipality was unexpected, and she’s now looking into the budget and trying to garnish surplus from other projects or expenses in attempt help finance the initiative.  – Advertisement -The website for School District 60 says after the financial details have been worked out with the local governments, refunds will be made to any families that have already paid fees from rural areas.It is still important to register your student for bussing so the Transportation Department can build routes in the summer.Registration forms are available at www.prn.bc.ca/transportation/.Advertisementlast_img read more

Messi brace inspires Barca to Juve revenge

first_img0Shares0000Luis Suarez, celebrates with Messi and new team-mate Ousmane Dembele following the Argentine’s second of the nightBARCELONA, Spain, Sep 12 – Barcelona defied an outgoing off-field crisis as another Lionel Messi-inspired display exacted revenge on Juventus to open their Champions League campaign with a resounding 3-0 win on Tuesday.Messi was involved in all three goals as he beat Gianluigi Buffon for the first time in his career to open the floodgates just before half-time. Ivan Rakitic added a second after Messi’s run and cross opened up the Juventus defence before the Argentine rounded off the scoring by drilling home his second of the evening 19 minutes from time.Victory puts Barca on top of Group D alongside Sporting Lisbon, who were 3-2 winners at Olympiakos.Barca’s start to the season has been dominated by calls for president Josep Maria Bartomeu to resign following Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain and the Catalan giants’ bungled moves to replace the Brazilian.However, Ousmane Dembele impressed on his full debut following a 105 million-euro ($126 million) move from Borussia Dortmund, as Barca proved as long as they have Messi there is life after Neymar.Juventus showed even more upheaval since the sides last met in last season’s quarter-finals with six changes from their trip to the Camp Nou just five months ago.The Italian champions progressed comprehensively 3-0 on aggregate back then and threatened to expose Barca again early on with Marc-Andre ter Stegen forced into three early saves to deny Mattia de Sciglio, Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanic.Dembele was showing plenty of promise, but often tried to beat one man too many in his quest to impress as Barca struggled to create early on.Their best effort before opening the scoring came when a Messi free-kick rebounded back into Luis Suarez’s path and his fierce effort was turned over by Buffon.Dembele was involved in the move as Messi broke his personal duck against Buffon in the final minute of the first half.Messi picked up the Frenchman’s pass before exchanging a one-two with Suarez and firing with unerring accuracy just inside the far post.Juventus had a big chance to respond right at the start of the second half, but Dybala couldn’t match his international teammate’s finish and he lifted his shot over the bar.Messi was inches away from his second as another rasping left-foot drive came back off the inside of the post, rebounded off the back of Buffon’s head and dropped just wide.Yet, Messi was also fortunate to escape his first ever red card at club level moments later as he was booked by Slovenian referee Tomaz Klancnik for his attempts to get a Juventus player cautioned.Aided by his teammates, though, Messi continued his protests and could easily have been shown a second yellow by a more stringent official.His clash with the referee only seemed to inspire Messi to greater heights as he drove through the Juventus defence once more and, when his low cross was only partially cleared by Stefano Sturaro, Rakitic slotted home the rebound.Buffon momentarily denied Messi his double with a fine save from a free-kick.However, the veteran goalkeeper was helpless once more 21 minutes from time when Messi cut inside onto his left foot and buried the ball into the bottom corner for his eighth goal of the season already.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal ponder move for another Chile star, but face fight with Valencia

first_imgValencia are ready to battle Arsenal for Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas, according to reports in Italy.The Chile attacker is reportedly being tracked by the Gunners, who have already signed his international teammate Alexis Sanchez this summer.Vargas has now been left out of Napoli’s Champions League qualifier squad, meaning he would not be cup-tied in Europe should he depart the Serie A side for North London.However, according to Il Mattino, Valencia are now trying to steal ahead of Arsenal in the race for Vargas.?The 24-year-old spent six months on loan at Valencia last season, netting five goals in 25 appearances. Eduardo Vargas 1last_img


first_imgGareth Leslie from Killybegs is walking the Camino de Santiago in aid of Ireland’s Make-A-Wish foundation. The trail stretches from the north west of Spain and snakes through France. Since leaving St. Jean Pied de Port on Friday, he has walked more than 140 kilometers.  He has a fundraising page which has already doubled its goal of €1000, and with SeaQuest Systems promising to donate €2.50 for every kilometer walked, his total amount raised so far is a staggering €2,360.The Make-A-Wish foundation makes dreams come true for children between the ages of 3 to 17 with life-threatening illnesses. Since the foundation was founded in 1992, they have granted over 1,800 wishes in Ireland. Everything from meeting football idols to being a Disney princess for a day is catered for.If you would like to donate you can do so by clicking here. Advertisement KILLYBEGS MAN’S AMAZING TREK FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY was last modified: June 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:charitydonegalKillybegsMake A Wish FoundationWALKlast_img read more


first_imgToday is the last day for nominations for the vacant Donegal manager’s job with Rory Gallagher still many people’s favourite to take the job.Rory GallagherThe Fermanagh man, who was formerly Jim McGuinness’ number two, is remaining tight-lipped about his chances on getting the job.His Kilcar side surprisingly crashed out of the club championship last week despite being many people’s tip for glory. Alongside Gallagher, another candidate in the frame Donegal man Paddy Carr.Now based in Louth, he is currently at the Burren Club but also led Kilmacud Crokes to club success in Dublin.Both Declan Bonner and Martin McHugh have said they are not interested in the post but it is still not know if there is any other outside interest.Gallagher would still appear to be favourite to take over where McGuinness left off. It is expected that the Donegal County Board will begin interviewing immediately and could appoint a new manager before the end of the month. GALLAGHER STILL FAVOURITE FOR DONEGAL POST AS NOMINATIONS CLOSE TODAY was last modified: October 17th, 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:donegalGAAJim McGuinnessRory Gallagherlast_img read more


first_imgBloodbikes can save lives.Bloodbike northwest are looking for new volunteers to join them.Th group is looking for riders, co -ordinatiors and group members.If you are interested in joining BBNW, an information and free training day will be held this Sunday. It will be held on Leck Road in Letterkenny at the old Honda garage beside Century Cinemas.Starting at 10am, the day will finish at 2pm approx .This is open to all even if you do not own a motorbike there is still areas where you can help for only a few hours a month.For motorcycle riders you need to have held a full bike licence for at least 2 years. DO YOU WANT TO SAVE LIVES WITH BLOODBIKES NORTHWEST? was last modified: September 14th, 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:Bloodbikes Northwestdonegalvolunteerslast_img read more

Paradise football kicks off season, first athletic event at the school since the Camp Fire

first_imgPARADISE — Lukas Hartley still gets goosebumps when he thinks about the first high school football game he watched as a fan at Om Wraith Field.Hartley was in the fourth grade when he witnessed Albert Stevens, a record-setting running back for Paradise High, display his running prowess on the field.Stevens broke from the 30-yard line to score a touchdown. It left Hartley in awe.“I was just like ‘that’s the manliest thing I’ve ever seen. That’s what I want to do when I grow up,’” Hartley said. …last_img

MFLN “Network News” – October 2016

first_imgYou’re invited! Join the MFLN Military Caregiving concentration area for the three-part virtual learning event (VLE) on October 12, 19 and 26.  Military family service providers (MFSPs) and military families can have difficulty discussing certain issues.  Each of the VLE sessions will focus on helping MSFPs to acquire skills and strategies for improved communication in times of crisis and encouraging preventative action and efforts. The overall ambition of the VLE is to decrease apprehension and resistance for MFSPs and caregivers to address sensitive topics.  Each of the sessions will offer 1.5 continuing education credits National Association of Social Workers (NASW) as well as a certificate of completion.  Session 1: Communication for Interpersonal RelationshipsWednesday, October 12, 201611 am – 12:30 pm EasternSession 2: Challenges Facing Families in CrisisWednesday, October 19, 201611:00 am – 12:30 pm EasternSession 3: Empowering Caregivers and FamiliesWednesday, October 26, 201611:00 am – 12:30 pm EasternVisit the VLE homepage for complete information. Don’t forget to check out our other programming for the month of October!  We look forward to having you join us.last_img read more

Moto E4 Plus to launch today in India at 12pm IST, could be priced under Rs 12,000

first_imgLenovo is set to launch the Moto E4 Plus smartphone today in India. The smartphone was announced in June along with the Moto E4. The E4 is already available in India at Rs  8,999.The Moto E4 Plus was unveiled globally at a price of $179.99 (roughly Rs 11,600).The India pricing of the phone is expected to be somewhat similar to its US price. The company has earlier confirmed that the phone will be Flipkart exclusive.The upcoming Moto E4 Plus is a heftier version of the E4. The smartphone features a  5.5-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixels of screen resolution. The phone is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is backed by a massive 5,000mAh non-removable battery.On the photography front, the E4 Plus sports a 13MP camera on the rear, and a 5MP front facing camera. The connectivity options include 4G VoLTE,  GPS, BlueTooth v4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Micro-USB.  The other features on board are ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer and  magnetometer.Also Read: Moto C Plus review: Buy it only for Stock AndroidThe Moto E4 which is already available in India at Rs 8,999 sports a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card.  The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. The Moto E4 sports an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The phone is backed by a 2,800mAh removable battery.advertisementLenovo recently launched the Moto C Plus smartphone in India at Rs 6,999. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 2GB of RAM.  The device features a  5-inch 720p HD display and comes with 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via a micro-SD card slot. Further the E4 runs on a stock build of Android Nougat out of the box and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.The Moto E4 Plus will be launched today at 12pm IST and you can watch the live stream of the launch right here.last_img read more