The Telecommunications Ministry, in collaboration with the Agriculture Ministry, on Tuesday launched a website dubbed FarmersMarket.gy to help farmers sell their produce on both the local and international markets. The trading platform will enable farmers to buy and sell fresh fruits and vegetables for now. In the near future, the Farmers Market App will be extended to include the marketing of livestock, poultry, fish and dairy.Farmers will, however, have to be certified by the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) by proving their goods are of an exceptional standard.A representative from the Agriculture Ministry explained that the farm certification means that the Agriculture Ministry, or NAREI, in particular, are providing the assurance that the produce being exported or traded are of the highest quality. This assurance also extends to the face that the products would have passed through a certification programme that ensures that it is free from pests and diseases.The representative explained that the Agriculture Ministry’s NAREI branch will be responsible for visiting farmers and advising them to ensure they meet the requirements for certification. The representative stressed the importance of certification, as he alluded to the point that the Ministry is seeking to market these goods on the international front.Meanwhile, the Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes, pointed out the importance of the App, as she highlighted that some parts of the world are struggling to produce their own food“The most important thing about this App too is it lets us know what’s on demand (so) who in Miami, who in Canada is looking for what”.The Minister said the App will help farmers to properly choose a crop to plant based on the demands of the public, rather than planting on presumptions.This will reduce the occurrence of spoilage and more importantly, revenue loss.It was also explained that several international firms are already looking to purchase goods from Guyana on a large scale. Hughes encouraged farmers to team up to meet the demands of those customers, rather than decline to supply the items based on its possible “larger scale”.The new App was developed by 2017’s winner of the Ministry’s Hackathon, Innovative Systems.
First on the list are the Dawson Creek Jr Canucks on the road in Dawson Creek. A game you can catch live on the Moose at 7:45 Friday night. The Jr Canucks have returned a lot of veteran players this year and looked strong in the preseason when they beat the Huskies. But the Pups have a much more rounded roster now that the regular season is underway. This is going to be an all out battle due to the bad blood that always exists between the BC rivals. (the preseason game was a very chippy affair) The Jr Canucks have beaten Grande Prairie so far this season, the same GP team that beat Whitecourt, and it seems as though the Jr Canucks will compete with the Huskies, Wolverines, Navs and Wheelers for home ice in the first round of the playoffs.- Advertisement – Then on Saturday and Sunday the Huskies are on home ice against the Wolverines. It has been a fairly slow start for Whitecourt all things considered having lost to GP and narrowly beaten Sexsmith, Peace River and Beaverlodge by a combined 4 goals. They needed an empty netter to secure a win against Sexsmith as the Vipers were pouring it on in the third and Whitecourt also barely scraped past Peace River with a late goal securing the 3-2 victory in that one. So what am I trying to say here? That the Wolverines look ripe for the picking? Maybe. But that’s precisely why they are so dangerous. They have talented players, very good coaches and a front office that doesn’t accept losing. I expect the Wolverines to be much improved this weekend. Let me start by saying that this is nothing against both the Slave Lake Wolves and the Sexsmith Vipers. In fact I was in Sexsmith Saturday night as the Vipers played their season opener against the Whitecourt Wolverines, and frankly the Vipers deserved better than the 6-4 loss. (Whitecourt then beat Beaverlodge Sunday by a score of 3-2) But there is a feeling that this weekend the Huskies will face their first real challenge of the season. Slave Lake and Sexsmith have given the Pups three tough games so far but the level of competition is about to take a step up. So the Pups have their first road game of the year against a very good team down the Alaska Highway in Dawson and then two on home ice against the Wolverines who are still the class of this league until someone proves otherwise. A big weekend looms indeed.
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1 Chelsea striker Diego Costa celebrates his brace against Everton Everton were made to pay for a series of defensive blunders as Chelsea came out on top of a frantic nine-goal thriller at Goodison Park, Diego Costa netting twice in a 6-3 away win.The visitors were boosted by the surprise inclusion of thought-to-be-injured frontman Costa and the Spaniard gave Chelsea the lead inside the first minute, with Branislav Ivanovic doubling the advantage two minutes later.And while the Toffees rallied when Kevin Mirallas pulled one back with a header on the stroke of half-time, Jose Mourinho’s men ran riot after the break.Seamus Coleman first flicked Eden Hazard’s cross into his own net, and while Steven Naismith’s goal gave Everton hope by reducing the deficit, Nemanja Matic quickly struck back to restore Chelsea’s two-goal cushion.Roberto Martinez then handed Samuel Eto’o his Everton debut, with the veteran frontman coming off the bench to net against his former team-mates to make it 4-3.But the London outfit refused to sit back on their slender lead, with Ramires adding another and Costa notching his brace in the closing stages to conclude a remarkable contest between the top flight sides.Ahead of the game the focus was on two forwards, with rumours suggesting Chelsea’s summer signing Costa could be ruled out for weeks with a hamstring problem, while eyes were also on Everton’s record arrival Romelu Lukaku who had a point to prove against his former club.But the Costa rumours proved false as the Spanish forward put the visitors in front after just 45 seconds.His darting run through the middle was missed by the distracted Sylvain Distin but was found by another inch-perfect assist from Cesc Fabregas, with Costa running clean through on goal and coolly finishing through Tim Howard’s legs.Mourinho’s ruthless side completed their rapid start just two minutes later, Ivanovic slotting a second after neat passing between Costa and Ramires, though replays showed the full-back had strayed just offside.Credit to the hosts, though, as they gathered themselves from their nightmare opening and began to test Thibaut Courtois.First, Lukaku saw his header – a rare chance for the forward – clatter the bar, with Distin seemingly atoning for his earlier mistake to fire in the rebound only for the linesman to correctly rule out the goal for offside.Naismith was next to go close for the Toffees, the Scottish striker finding himself in acres of space before his clever turn and shot was well parried by Courtois.Everton were having the most joy on the right, with Seamus Coleman and Aiden Mcgeady overpowering Blues left-back Cesar Azpilicueta with their pace and intricate link-up play.But as much as Roberto Martinez’s men gallantly attempted to work their way towards goal, the disciplined Terry, Gary Cahill and Ivanovic restricted the hosts from posing much of a threat to their young stopper, his only other real save looking easy as he gathered Mirallas’ swerving drive.And, after doing well to get themselves back into the contest, Everton were close to having any hope of a comeback snatched away from them when Costa again broke through, this time after Phil Jagielka was dragged out of position, but the Spanish hitman was denied by the post, with the linesman flagging for offside anyway.Having survived that scare, Martinez’s men ensured they were in a better position at the break when Mirallas made their sustained pressure count to plant a looped header past Courtios, Coleman with the assist after the full-back again exposed Chelsea’s vulnerable right flank.But if you thought the first-half was impressive, you hadn’t seen anything yet.The hosts began quickly after the restart as Distin went close with a deflected header, but Chelsea soon reinstated their dominance and could have put the game well and truly to bed when Costa again broke through of Everton’s shoddy back-four, though Howard was their saviour this time as the American tipped the striker’s side-footed effort round his post with the toe of his boot.It was then that the goals began to flurry, with five scored in a freak ten minute spell.Chelsea found their third on 67 minutes when Eden Hazard’s goal-bound cross was poked past Howard by the unlucky Coleman, but the hosts immediately hit back as Naismith netted his third goal in as many games with a confident finish from McGeady’s perfect pass.The Goodison Park faithful were roaring their team towards what seemed would be an impending equaliser, but they instead fell to pieces at the back as Matic re-established his side’s two-goal lead with a deflected effort off Jagielka.However, the hosts again mustered an instant response, with Eto’o scoring his first goal with his first touch in Everton blue, finding the net with a clinically-placed header just two minutes later.Surely, with just a goal in it once again, this was the time the Toffees would make it count, but the end-to-end battle continued as the Stamford Bridge outfit went back two in front in their very next attack as Ramires found the net from close-range.The Merseysiders were a whisker away from continuing the goal frenzy, but Courtois was on hand to prevent Mirallas whose improvised backheel flick was tipped onto the bar by his Belgian compatriot.And any hope Martinez’s spirited side harboured was completely erased when Costa landed the knock-out blow in the 90th minute, darting around the onrushing Howard and tapping into an empty net to finally seal the three points and lift Chelsea top of the table.
Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem 1 Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem has revealed he will leave the club on loan next season if he fails to force his way into Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans.The midfielder, 18, is highly-rated at the Emirates and has previously been likened to former Gunner Cesc Fabregas, while also earning comparisons with Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta.Zelalem has starred for USA’s Under-20 side at the current World Cup in New Zealand this summer, impressing with his skill and his pass selection.And after their exit from the tournament on penalties at the hands of Serbia, he looked ahead to the new season and what the future holds for him at Arsenal.“I’m going to go back for pre-season and try to get into the first team and play some games,” he told FIFA’s official website.“If I can do that, great. If not, I’ll look to get out on loan somewhere. It’s a dream come true to be at a club like Arsenal and I want to get into the first team this season, play minutes and start matches. I have high expectations of myself and if I was to be starting week in, week out, I wouldn’t be surprised.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It looks like that long-awaited cool-down in the median price of a San Fernando Valley house arrived in April with an annual increase of 8.2 percent, the first single-digit increase in many months. At least that’s what is suggested by a preliminary analysis of April’s numbers. The final report will be released sometime this week and it will show the median price of a Valley house at about $598,500, down 2.7 percent from March’s record $615,000. A year ago it was $553,500. This is further proof that buyers are gaining more traction in a market that long favored sellers. But even with prices moderating, they still are not a bargain. Sales should be OK, too. Just not as good as they were a year ago. “I’m guessing it was pretty good,” Jim Link, executive vice president of the Van Nuys-based Southland Regional Association of Realtors, said of April. “On a historical level it’s a pretty decent month. It’s not doom and gloom but compared to last year it’s definitely off.” Last month there were more communities with a median price above $1 million than there were below $500,000. The former were Calabasas at $1.7 million, Tarzana at $1.1 million and Studio City at $1.3 million. The latter were Panorama City at $490,000 and San Fernando at $495,000. The condo market behaved in like fashion. Sales will be under the year-ago level. The condo median price last month hit $385,000. That’s an 11.6 percent annual increase, again likely the smallest in many months. And the condo price fell 3.5 percent from March. Fifty percent of home sales were at the list price while 54.7 percent of condos sold at list. The average time on market was 84 days for houses and 85 days for condos. One thing that market watchers have not seen yet this year is the housing affordability index from the California Association of Realtors. Here’s why. Los Angeles-based CAR scrapped its monthly report in favor of a quarterly one. This is probably a good thing because the monthly index did not seem to track closely to reality. For most of last year it showed activity statewide and in Southern California stuck in the teens while sales stayed on a record pace for much of the year. If affordability was so horrible, why were sales so good? One answer is lots of those buyers bought when prices were a bargain and using their equity to trade up. But CAR’s methodology has some flaws, too. For example, it assumed purchases were made with a 20 percent down payment and 30-year fixed-rate loan. And no more than 30 percent of the household income servicing the mortgage debt. Leslie Appleton-Young, the association’s vice president and chief economist, said earlier that they were going to tweak the model to more reflect current market conditions. This week we will also find out how much tweaking was done with the release of the index in its new form. Now we’ve got a half-century mortgage, thanks to Statewide Bancorp in Rancho Cucamonga. The Inland Empire lender began offering the longest term home loan to California residents in March. Alex Diaz Jr., the lender’s vice president, told the Web site bankrate.com that they have received quite a few applications. He also noted that getting a 50-year loan is a perfectly rational way to avoid an interest-only or payment-option adjustable-rate mortgage. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3743
Letterkenny Golf NewsA hearty congratulations and a standing ovation greeted ex-captain and ex-president of Letterkenny Golf Club Eamonn O’Carroll on Saturday evening when he rose to receive the first ever “major” of his golfing career – Mr. Barry Ramsay’s President’s Prize. A great coincidence for both gentlemen was that Barry, also an ex-captain, had been Eamonn’s vice-captain! Playing the very popular format of “V.PAR”, the inconsistant Irish weather did little to deter the one hundred odd members who turned out to honour their most popular President, and it was Eamonn who showed them the way home with a winning total of +5. With birdies at 5th and 8th holeshelping to accumulate the equivalent of 37shots on front nine, Eamonn’s “blanks” at 13th and 18th had no effect on the final outcome and a very popular winner was inthe clubhouse. Claiming runner-up spot was club team stalwart Kieron Walsh  who topped a 4-way BOT on +3 despite bogeys on the last quadruple holes.Also on a score of +3 was Liam Sweeney  who responded to a “blank” at 4th with a birdie at 5th followed by another birdie at 15th only to lose out on the countback. In fourth place was Malcolm Crawford  and Joe Mc Nulty  relegated to fifth on that BOT split.Best Gross on the day was returned by competitions committee memberEamon Mc Glinchey  +2, recording birdies at 2nd, 13th and 16th, whilst Cat 4. prize was won by local Ronald Mc Donald House charity volunteer Victor Byrne  on +2.Past President’s prize was won by Pat Keating on –3 and veteran’s prizewinner was M.J.Gallagher on –1.A word of consolation to club house-convenor Enda Mannion, who followed his birdie  at 3rd with an eagle  at 4th, recorded with a six iron on his approach shot,only to allow the excitement get too much for him and………well, the story ends there! Mr. President, Barry ,would like to thank all those members and guests who took part in all competitions, all the lady members and those who helped in any way during the week, and those who made charitable contributions to his chosen charity, Ronald Mc Donald House.“EVAN WINS PRESIDENT’S JUNIOR PRIZE”Congratulations to Evan Mc Croary  who won the President’s Prize to Juniors [Mr. Barry Ramsay] at Letterkenny Golf Club.Beating off a large entry of junior golfers, Evan’s score of 40pts was two points clear of his nearest rival. Recording a birdie at 6th, helping him to return a front nine score of 21pts., Evan kept a “steady head” on back nine to finish outright winner of this prestigious prize.In runner-up spot was Eoghan Harkin  on 38pts and in third place was James Tourish  winning through on a 5-way BOT with 37pts.Gross prize was won by the ever consistant Christopher Duffy  and the cat.4 for Juniors was won by Darragh Mc Grath [28 with 37pts.The President’s prize to Cat.4., played over 11 holes, was won by stalwart Columba Crawford, who spreadeagled the field on a blustery Monday evening with 24pts.In second place was Hugh Kelly on 20pts and third place went to Michael Shiel with 19pts.President’s week continued on Wednesday 27th with the J.J.Reid sponsored Open and coming to the “fore” in another well supported competition of over one hundred entries was the very popular member James Mc Fadden [ 13] who returned 37pts on a very wet and somewhat stormy day.On a 3-way BOT, James’ only birdie at 2nd helped him to 17pts on front nine but he cannily used his handicap shots on inward nine to return a winning finish on the countback.Relegated to second place was David Johnston [6ith birdies at 4th and 11th, but an unusual bogey at 18th losing him top spot.In third place was cat 4. member Peter Mc Ginty [2returning a magnificent outward nine score of 24pts .Gross prize was won by the cat 1 golfer who is in great form at the moment, Eamonn Mc Dermott [3ith 32 gross points.Congratulations to lady member Grainne Hines who won the President’s prize to ladies on the Thursday while the President’s Mixed Foursomes on Friday 29th was won by Michael Boyd and Angela Bradley with a winning score of 30.7.In second place was Cliff Malone and Vera Mc Fadden with 32.4, Greg Sullivan and Marian O’Sullivan in third with 32.6 on a BOT from Eamon Mc Glinchey and Cynthia Furey, also with 32.6.Sunday 31st Confined competition, which had another sizeable entry despite “the match”, was won by Clifford Malone [8n BOT. Clifford’s birdies at 5th, 10th & 17th gave him 19pts on each nine and an overall 38ptsto beat runner-up William White [1espite “posting” a double bogey at 4th, William also returned 19pts each nine but was edged out on the countback by Clifford’s birdie on 17th.Junior Notes:There will be a fun Scramble for Juniors on this Sunday 7th September at 3-30pm sharp,shotgun start. All prize-giving will commence afterwards in the clubhouse with food and soft drinks.The front nine will be closed on Sunday from 1-30pm.All club members would like to congratulate Christopher Duffy and Jack Patton on their recent achievements in the Irish Junior Open tournament In Killymoon, in which Jack came second overall, shooting 5 over for both rounds, and Christopher finishing 13 over and tied 5th. A tremendous achievement in a competition which had two Irish Internationals playing, so well done lads! The club also had Cian Harkin, recent winner of the the Ton-Up Cup in Portsalon and now playing of 11 handicap at the age of 12, who came 6th overall in his section and will no doubt come on in leaps and bounds for the experience in this type of competition.We also have our under-16 team playing the first leg of their Final in Donegal GC [M[Murvagh]his coming Saturday 6th, tee off 3pm, and we wish them all the best. Some support would be nice for these young lads who are a great credit to our cluband deserve all the support and praise we can give.Congratulations and best of luck to club captains’ Tom Mc Donagh, Catherine Cooke-Harkin and President Barry Ramsay who are off to K Club to represent Letterkenny Golf Club in the All-Ireland Captains’ and Presidents’ annual competition.Our honourable threeball won through to this prestigious final by finishing in the top three places in the Ulster qualifier in Malone.Congratulations also to the pairings of Simon Stephens & Maureen Shanahan and Victor Byrne &Patricia Mc Laughlin who will contest the final of the club’s Mc Donalds sponsored Mixed Foursomes on Sunday 14th Sept.Letterkenny Golf Club extends hearty congratulations to members Michael Murphy, Donegal GAA team captain, and Neil Gallagher on the emphatic win over Dublin last weekend. Best of luck in the final lads!Competition secretary would like to point out that their has been a notable increase in the number of [1nsigned competition cards; [2nentered handicaps; [3nreturned cards [n[nr]please note these “disqualification” errors!Dates for the Diary!Friday 5th Sept. the club will host the 6th annual Silver Tasssie Charity Classic in aid of Breast Care Unit at Letterkenny Hospital. Teams of 4-any combination.Saturday 6th will see the Laois Challenge Open, a 4Ball Betterball competition of any combination. The winners will qualify for the All Ireland final in May 2015.Wednesday 17th Open will be sponsored by Murphy’s Sports & Leisure, Letterkenny.GOLF NEWS: EAMONN O’CARROLL WINS HIS FIRST MAJOR AT BARNHILL was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 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:BarnhillgolfNoticesSport
England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won As some supporters pointed out, had it not been for an errant seven-minute spell against Watford they would be sitting pretty atop the table.They didn’t sign any players, they’ve got numerous injury issues, and have had them all season so far, but they’re getting business done – just.Their position definitely doesn’t quite reflect the nature of their performances which have been below-par at best – bar their demolishing of Manchester United at Old Trafford. no dice REAL DEAL silverware Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring against Barcelona. 3 Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate scoring against Huddersfield Town. REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow It doesn’t matter too much though as they have rattled together good form, sneaking wins over Newcastle, Brighton, Huddersfield, and now Cardiff City – and done it with a depleted squad.Indeed, it’s the first time in the Premier League era Tottenham have won six of their first eight games.And there are plenty of other stunning statistics which make the nature of Spurs’ start to the season more baffling.Striker Harry Kane is currently averaging just 3.3 shots per game, the least since 2014/15, but still has five goals in eight matches, putting him on course for a 24-goal campaign. REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker tense 3 Latest Premier League News 3 It’s all the more surprising given the club have lost four games in all competitions, a number it took them until November 18 to reach last season.And it all comes with Tottenham playing five games away from home, more than anyone else in the Premier League, although fans will tell you its eight.Surely it can only get better for Tottenham judging by this and if it does, who says they can’t win the title. Harry Kane and Lucas Moura celebrate in the victory over Manchester United. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Even though Spurs have lost twice, they’re already up three points on the exact matches last season, if you take Cardiff as Stoke City and Fulham as West Brom.They also have the fifth best defence, despite only keeping three clean sheets and have registered seven different goalscorers, having only manager 10 last season, with Christian Eriksen, Heung-Min Son, and Fernando Llorente among those who haven’t yet netted in the league. shining If you speak to Tottenham Hotspur fans, they haven’t been too impressed with their start to the season.Yet, with eight games gone, they find themselves sitting fifth in the Premier League and just two points off top spot following the 0-0 draw between Liverpool and Manchester City. deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January
Under terms of the deal, Jefferson-Pilot shareholders will receive 1.0906 Lincoln shares, a cash payment or a combination of shares and cash valued at $55.48 for each Jefferson-Pilot share they own. The combination offer represents a 9.2 percent premium over Jefferson’s Friday closing price of $50.79 on the New York Stock Exchange. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It makes perfect sense, and it’s just what the doctor ordered,” analyst Tamara Kravec, who follows both companies for Bank of America Securities LLC, wrote to investors after the announcement. “Given the challenging operating environment for life insurers, we believe this merger makes perfect sense,” she wrote. “The products and distribution channels of both companies are complementary and there is little overlap.” In an interview, Kravec compared the deal to MetLife Inc.’s $11.5 billion purchase of Citigroup Inc.’s Travelers Life & Annuity and most of Citigroup’s international insurance business earlier this year. “From a strategic sense, they both were in a search for scale and size,” she said. “Scale is more important than it used to be. Shelf space is dwindling, and you need to be in the top five to get market share.” The deal would combine Lincoln’s strengths in life and annuities products with Jefferson-Pilot’s sizable presence in fixed and variable universal life and fixed annuities, including equity-indexed annuities and other insurance, the companies said. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Lincoln National Corp. said Monday that it will acquire rival Jefferson-Pilot Corp. for about $7.5 billion in cash and stock, as the two century-old companies create what executives said would be one of the largest publicly traded life insurance companies in the U.S. The buyer, which will retain the Lincoln National and Lincoln Financial Group names, will be the nation’s largest seller of universal life insurance products and a leader in group disability insurance and retirement plan assets, the companies said. The deal is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2006 after shareholder and regulatory approval. Executives predicted annual cost savings of about $180 million after the two companies are combined. Lincoln National has annual sales of $5.4 billion, while Jefferson-Pilot has annual sales of $4.1 billion.