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first_imgIn playing its part in the observance of Guyana’s Golden Jubilee anniversary, ANSA McAL on WednesdayRepresentatives from ANSA McAL during the promotion launch on Wednesday at the 704 Bar and Loungelaunched its 50/50 Stag promotion at the 704 Bar and Lounge.The promotion which will be running for the remaining days leading up the grand independence celebration will give 50 persons a chance to win $50,000.Speaking at the launching, Dharshanie Yussuf, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the company explained that in light of the anniversary, they will be giving back to their customers.Persons purchasing the newly branded Stag beer, bearing the 50th anniversary logo, can submit their crowns for a chance to be a part of the grand draw.Yussuf said persons are required to submit five Stag crowns at boxes provided countrywide at participating supermarkets and bars.Meanwhile, Linden Henry, Brand Coordinator of ANSA McAL, said the company has moved on from branding this nature of promotions as a corporate responsibility but rather a norm in rewarding its faithful supporters.Henry added that since the company is geared at getting on board in pulling off the nation’s 50th Independence celebrations, there was no better way of doing it than giving back to the Guyanese public.The grand drawings will be held on five separate days in different parts of the country, where 10 persons will be pulled each day to be winners of the $50,000 cash prize.In addition, the company had also recently launched its Ariel promotion, with focus being on 50 years as an independent nation. With this promotion, the company is putting up for grabs 50 50-inch television sets for lucky participating customers.Another one of its initiatives in marking the Golden Jubilee, ANSA McAL will be hosting its anniversary concert on May 27 at the National Stadium which is anticipated to be one of the largest.These promotions and initiatives by the company will add to the already long list of events which have been planned for the anniversary by a number of entities across Guyana.Since this is expected to be the most grand anniversary celebration in Guyana’s history, more and more companies have been indicating their desire to get on board in helping the Government pull off the extravagant affair.last_img read more


first_imgThe Mission Director for United States Agency for International development (USAID) to Liberia, John Mark Winfield, has assured the business community that the entity will continue to provide financial and technical assistances to local businesses in the country.Mr. Winfield made the assertion over the weekend when he signed an Agreement with two banking institutions, including Ecobank Liberia Limited and the International Bank to expand support to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) across the country.According to him, USAID through its Liberia-IBEX program focuses on enterprise development, and provides key business development and financial management services that entrepreneurs—specifically female entrepreneurs- could use to their benefit.“Women are contributors to the economic viability of any nation,” Mr. Winfield declared.He added that, IBEX could help prepare business financial records and loan packages, and then refer any entrepreneur to the banks as well as building the bank staffs’ capacity to deal effectively with SMEs.Mr. Winfield also pointed out that Liberian entrepreneurs’ reliance should now be on their profits for expansion and sustainability of their businesses.IBEX-Liberia has, in recent time, provided lots of services to Liberian businesses; including technical support and capacity building for SMEs, banks, and small entrepreneurs accessing finance.The USAID Mission Director also used the occasion to re-assure the people of Liberia of the U.S.’s continued support to building the capacity of entrepreneurs.For his part, Ecobank Managing Director, Kola Adeleke, promised to work with international partners to ensure that the Liberian economic is well developed.According to him, no country can prosper without the help of donors, adding, “We need to provide loans to local businesses in the country.”The Ecobank executive reiterated his bank’s commitment to provide loans to SME’s. Henry Saamoi, International Bank’s Managing Director said the only way Liberia can grow is when Liberians themselves are involved in the economic development of the country.Mr. Saamoi told the delegates that International Bank would ensure that the country’s economic system improves.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe stolen quad.Gardai are hunting a gang who stole this racing quad from a house outside Donegal Town in recent days.The blue Yamaha 700CC raptor racing quad was taken from the Clar area.Its owners have offered a cash reward for any information which may see its return. Gardai in Donegal Town can be contacted with any information on the stolen quad.GARDAI HUNT GANG WHO STOLE RACING QUAD was last modified: October 28th, 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:Donegal TownGardaiquadYamahalast_img read more


first_img Trent Alexander-Arnold takes a throw for Liverpool England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY possible standings ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool’s throw-in coach has brushed off belittling comments from Andy Gray and explained his philosophy, in an interview with Training Ground Guru.Thomas Gronnemark is trying to help the Reds improve their ability from the touchline and help them to a first title since 1990. BEST OF To highlight how devastating a poor throw-in can be, he highlighted in the 2011 Champions League final.He recalled: “Eric Abidal had a throw-in from the left back position close to his own penalty area. His technique was bad and the ball didn’t go very far, meaning possession was lost. Seven seconds later, Wayne Rooney scored for Manchester United.”And to further illustrate his talents, Gronnemark’s tutelage of Andreas Poulsen will be of note to Liverpool fans.The player studied under the coach at Midtjylland, who netted 10 times from throw-ins last-term, and improved the distance of his throws from 24.25m to 37.9m.“Think about the throwing area,” Gronnemark explained. “If you draw a half circle from the touchline to the area that Poulsen is able to reach, it’s gone from 923 to 2256 square metres, which is well over double.“That creates so much more space between the players, which opens up a lot of attacking opportunities.” How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack silverware Latest Football News 3 Danish full-back Andreas Poulsen improved his ability from throw-ins thanks to Gronnemark. center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED smart causal 3 impact highlights But rather than hitting back at Gray, Gronnemark chose to explain his background and theory.He told Training Ground Guru: “I have no problem with what he [Andy Gray] said, because everyone is entitled to their opinion and debate is good but perhaps he could be a little more curious.“On average, there are 40 to 50 throw ins per game. In fact when Liverpool played Brighton on Saturday, they had 54. That’s about 12 minutes per game taken up by throw-ins and situations arising from them.“On average, they lose the ball more than half the time from under-pressure throw-ins, when their team-mates are closely marked.“Have you noticed that the commentators never mention a bad throw-in during a game? I think it’s because there are so many and their expectations are very low. It becomes so they barely notice.” Former Everton star Andy Gray, though, mocked the employment of Gronnemark with withering remarks on beIN SPORTS.“Maybe we are going to see Andy Robertson do a headstand and take it,” he joked. “Here is a lesson: Pick the ball up, take it behind your head, throw it to a teammate and keep both feet on the ground.“I have got a new one. I want to be the first kick-off coach!” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Joe Gomez is one of several Liverpool stars who will be learning from Thomas Gronnemark. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 3 RANKED And the coach’s ‘long. fast, and clever’ philosophy seems to dovetail perfectly with Liverpool’s strategy.He added: “I’m a former sprinter and love the fast, fluent game. I coach how to get the ball back very quickly after it goes out, how to keep possession, how to make the counter attack super-fast.“Long, because players are improving the distance of their throws by 15 metres; fast, because of the counter-attacking opportunities; clever because you’re keeping possession of the ball.”last_img read more


first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDTHE GOVERNMENT is under fire for waiting FOUR YEARS to reinstate rheumatology services to Donegal.Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue has called on the Health Minister and the North West Hospital Group to immediately set a date for the reinstatement of rheumatology services at Letterkenny General Hospital.Deputy McConalogue told Donegal Daily: “The North West Hospital Group has been giving assurances since early 2011 that rheumatology services would be reinstated at Letterkenny General Hospital, however, almost 4 years later arthritis sufferers are still being forced to travel to Co. Leitrim for treatment. “In the first six months of this year more than 200 Donegal patients made the arduous journey to Our Lady’s Hospital in Manorhamilton to see a consultant.“The North West Hospital Group has been dragging its heels on this important issue, and seems unwilling to allocate or re-direct doctors to staff an out-reach clinic at Letterkenny. This is a completely unacceptable position and just serves to highlight the fact that the needs of the patients in Donegal do not come before a staff rota issue at Sligo General Hospital. There are almost 300 rheumatology patients in Donegal, more than justifying an outreach clinic at Letterkenny.“The lack of action in addressing this extremely serious situation further emphasises this Government’s disinterest and distain for people living outside the capital.“This Dublin-based and Dublin-focused Health Minister seems content to force patients from Donegal, suffering acute pain as a result of their condition, to make the gruelling journey to Manorhamilton rather than re-instating the outreach clinic at Letterkenny. This is inappropriate and cruel; as well as causing great discomfort, patients face an additional financial cost to subsidise the regular trips to Our Lady’s Hospital. “I am calling on Minister Varadkar to intervene immediately and sort this situation out. Donegal patients cannot be expected to wait any longer for this service” concluded Deputy McConalogue. McCONALOGUE ANGRY AT FAILURE TO REINSTATE RHEUMATOLOGY SERVICES AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL was last modified: October 1st, 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:letterkennyRheumatology serviceslast_img read more


first_img Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Preview Next Game: Box Score (HTML) Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) center_img ESPN+ Watch Live Story Links SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University volleyball team extended its season by grinding out a 3-2 win over Bradley in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament Thursday evening at Hammons Student Center.The Bulldogs were the final team to qualify for the six-team field and upended No. 3 seed Bradley by set scores of 25-15, 15-25, 25-23, 22-25, 17-15.The victory was the Bulldogs’ first in the MVC Tournament since 1998. They advance to face the No. 2 seed, Illinois State, Friday at 5 p.m. on ESPN+.Drake’s (21-13) senior hitters continued to do lead the offense as they have all year with Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) battling through injury to match a career-high with 19 kills on 59 attempts. Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) added 12 kills and 22 digs along with seven blocks just hours after earning first-team All-MVC honors.Sophomore Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) helped lift the Bulldogs with a career-high 12 kills on 29 attempts, three aces and two blocks in a match where the Bulldogs out-blocked the Braves 14-9. Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) led that blocking performance with a career-high 10 blocks.Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) had another strong showing defensively with 30 digs on a night where the Bulldogs recorded 110 digs.Bradley was eliminated from the tournament despite 23 kills from All-MVC first team selection Erica Haslag and 18 kills from the league’s Freshman of the Year, Hannah Thompson. After swapping the first four sets, the Bulldogs jumped out to an early 5-2 lead in the fifth set behind two aces from Tubbs. Drake never trailed going forward, despite Bradley pulling within a point or trying the score eight times. Three kills from Schofield gave the Bulldogs match point at 14-11 and Drake needed every bit of that cushion as three-straight points from Bradley tied the match at 14-14. Finally, back-to-back kills from Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) and Cheek gave the Bulldogs the two-point, 17-15, advantage to propel the Bulldogs into the semifinals of the MVC Tournament. vs. Illinois State 11/23/2018 – 5 p.m.last_img read more


first_imgClick here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO — Through nearly three seasons in the minor leagues, Shaun Anderson tallied a career batting average of .114.His current Major League average: 1.000.The Giants’ top pitching prospect performed admirably on the mound in his big league debut Wednesday, but it was his bat — and even more so his former teammate’s bat — that made the bulk of the noise, as the Giants rallied and held on to defeat Toronto, 4-3, for a …last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd HultmanDTN AnalystBack in early May 2017, “The Other Wheat Sneaks Higher,” was this column’s attempt to describe bullish changes happening in spring wheat prices. At the time, no one knew that drought would take prices from the low-$5s in early May to $7.78 a bushel by early July. In fact, moderate drought conditions had not even appeared yet on the U.S. Drought Monitor. (https://www.dtnpf.com/…) One of the early bullish clues talked about was how commercials responded to lower prices in early April by going net-long. By May 26, which is slightly more than one year ago, DTN’s cash index of spring wheat prices amped up the bullish argument when it closed at a new three-month high. The drought was still not considered serious, but the market was clearly showing bullish concerns. By the time extreme drought conditions began to show up in Montana and the Dakotas it was June 20, and prices were already at $6.15 a bushel. I mention this to point out how paying attention to the market’s own clues can be helpful, even before the reasons for a certain price behavior can be explained. Strangely enough, as we now look at DTN’s national index of cash spring wheat prices, we are once again starting to see bullish market clues emerge without a strong fundamental explanation. The most bullish clue was Friday’s ending price of $6.33 a bushel, the highest weekly close in nine months. Getting to Friday’s new high was a bit of a roller coaster as prices dove after USDA estimated 12.6 million acres (ma) of spring wheat plantings on March 31, a 15% increase on the year. Prices bounced back after winter weather disrupted planting in April and when the April 10 column, “Cold Puts the Spring Back in Wheat,” was released, it was not clear how planting would go in 2018. (https://www.dtnpf.com/…) Tuesday afternoon’s Crop Progress report from USDA is likely to show planting near 90% complete, near its five-year average. Even though spring wheat planting is mostly back on track, prices left behind a bullish outside weekly reversal in early April that still stands — a technical mark of support in the market. As it was a year ago, it is difficult to explain yet just why spring wheat prices are rising from a fundamental point of view, but we can see the September/December futures spread is showing a 5 1/2-cent premium in the December contract, which suggests bullish interest from commercial buying. We also know that the demand source is likely domestic, as export shipments of U.S. spring wheat are down 30% from a year ago. Another factor with bullish potential to keep an eye on is an area of moderate drought in the eastern Dakotas. It is not serious yet, but we have to note that the current drought is worse than conditions a year ago at this time. Dry conditions are also an early concern in Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan. We cannot say that just because spring wheat prices are showing bullish clues as they were last year, the U.S. crop is going to suffer another drought and produce an early summer rally of $2 or more. However, Friday’s new nine-month high deserves respect as it appears to be backed up by firm commercial demand. It is a little odd how prices appear to be repeating last year’s bullish breakout. Even though the fundamental reasons are not yet clear for spring wheat, the bullish potential is there. Todd Hultman can be reached at Todd.Hultman@dtn.com Follow him on Twitter @ToddHultman1(ES/BAS/SK)© Copyright 2018 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTToday’s Resource Discovery features a Dr. Jackson Katz Ted.com video titled Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue. Katz considers himself an anti-sexism educator. He also is an  author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who focuses on the fields of gender violence prevention education and media literacy. Dr. Katz is a co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), which enlists men in the struggle to prevent men’s violence against women. In this video, Katz asserts:“I’m going to share with you a paradigm-shifting perspective on the issues of gender violence — sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse of children. That whole range of issues that I’ll refer to in shorthand as “gender violence issues,”they’ve been seen as women’s issues that some good men help out with, but I have a problem with that frame and I don’t accept it. I don’t see these as women’s issues that some good men help out with. In fact, I’m going to argue that these are men’s issues, first and foremost.”Be sure to explore many of our past MFLN Family Development blog posts on gender violence and related issues. Here’s a list to get you started:Violence Against Women: A Global Health ProblemEmpowering Victims through PartnershipsDomestic Violence: Warning SignsDomestic Violence: DefinitionsChildren’s Exposure to Violence: Treatment ConsiderationsChildren’s Exposure to Violence: Prevalence & EffectsWorking with different types of Domestic Violence: Assessment & InterventionDistinguishing between Types of Domestic ViolenceResource Discovery: Therapeutic Book for Child TraumaResource Discovery: Childhood Maltreatment Effects on the BrainFamily Factors Affecting Child Well-beingFamily Development WEBINAR:Trauma in Young Children Under 4-Years of AgeChild Brain Development & Trauma This post was written by Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT, Social Media Specialist, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more


first_imgThe idea germinated in his mind when the two neighbouring states, West Bengal and Odisha, were fighting over the ownership of the iconic rosogolla.And just when the dust settled over the matter last November with the Banglar rosogolla getting the GI tag, Krishna Sundar Das, now 71, made up his mind. He decided that the rosogolla would be the theme of his community puja in distant Malda town.“The squabble between Odisha and West Bengal made me think of using this as a theme for our puja, organised by the Malda Dilip Smriti Sangha. Moreover, this is also the 150th year since the invention of this sweet by Nobin Chandra Das,” Mr. Das, president of the puja, told The Hindu from Malda.So what exactly is being done there? “We will recreate the sweet’s manufacturing process right from the stage of milking of a cow to preparing of the sweet and placing it in a sweetshop. We have engaged artists and potters to create clay models of the various stages of making this sweet,” he said, adding that the rains brought on by Cyclone Titli was making their job hard.There will be a traditional cowshed, a sweet-making unit with a cauldron full of boiling rosogollas, and a sweet shop – all through life-size clay models. Artisans led by Raj Kumar Pandit are working round-the-clock to complete their work before Durga Puja starts early next week. There would also be a bust of Nobin Chandra Das.Even the goddess and her children will be wearing ornaments in the form of the various sweets that West Bengal is famous for. “Our budget is modest by Kolkata standards, say around ₹5.5 lakh. We raise it mainly through contributions,” Mr. Das said.Inaugurating this puja would be Dhiman Das, executive director of KC Das Pvt Ltd and fifth generation descendant of Nobin Chandra Das. “We are thankful to Odisha historians who raised this issue of the origins of the sweet in June 2015,” Mr. Das said, “this helped us get the records straight.”It may be mentioned here that a bitter-war had broken out over the origins of this `white-dripping-with-sweetness-ball of cottage-cheese,’ between the two eastern states with each claiming its ownership. Odisha staked claim to have invented years ago the sweet, associating it with a centuries old ritual of Lord Jagannath while West Bengal always thought of it as its own.The city’s Das family rallied to stave off the `threat’ even as the Chief Minister Banerjee swung into action. Dhiman Das told The Hindu that the sweets offered to Lord Jagannath were never made of chhana (casein), so they cannot be called rosogolla. They look different and are made differently. Rosogolla is a cow-milk product made out of cottage cheese, sugar and water and using heat energy. It was invented in 1868 according to him. A GI tag is a sign used on products which have specific geographical origin. EOMPhoto ‘A’ Caption: Work in progress on a model of a sister offering sweets to brother on Bhai Phonta ( Bhai Duj) Photo ‘B’ Caption: Goddess Durga and her family will adorn clay replicas of rosogolla and other Bengali sweets as ornaments and decorations at this puja.last_img