To help contain the further spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia, the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) over the weekend declared a week of National Fast and Prayer throughout the 15 counties seeking God’s Divine intervention. At a press conference on Friday, April 4, LCC First Vice President, Rev. Dr. Kortu K. Brown, said the LCC is working in collaboration with the various denominations under its umbrella to observe a period of national fast and prayer, which began yesterday, Sunday, April 6. Some of the denominations in the crusade are the Liberian Fellowship of Full Gospel Ministries, Association of Evangelicals of Liberia, and Christian Community of Liberia, Pentecostal Fellowship Union of Liberia, and the Prophetic Call to Ministry.The LCC is calling on all Liberians and residents within the country’s territorial limits to observe a period of national Fast and Prayer throughout the country. The LCC’s decision, according to Rev. Brown, was reached as a result of an Executive Committee meeting of the Council on Wednesday, April 2, affirming a resolution of the 29th General Assembly to observe the 2nd Friday in April as a Day of Prayer against hunger and poverty. The exercise will be hosted on the theme: “Heal Our Land, Lord.” It is based on 2 Chronicle 7:13-14, with a focus on the prayer against hunger, poverty, pestilence (a fatal epidemic disease) such as Ebola, insecurity and lack of genuine love amongst the Liberian people. “Liberia,” Rev. Brown said, “is confronted with many challenges, the latest being the development of the Ebola virus that is slowly stealing innocent lives because it has no cure. Other issues like hunger, poverty, lack of reconciliation, love and care for one another, stair us in the face daily. He said, “the LCC, as people of faith, live according to the words enshrined in the preamble of the Liberian Constitution” which reads, “We the people of the Republic of Liberia, acknowledge our devour gratitude to God for our existence as a free, sovereign and independent state, and rely on His Divine Guidance for our survival as a Nation…” Therefore, from yesterday, Sunday, April 6 to Thursday, April 10, all Liberians are requested to fast and pray for mercy, forgiveness and compassion for the nation in their respective homes, offices, market places and various places of worship. On Friday, April 11, the national Fast and Prayer will be climaxed at the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia beginning at 10 a.m. for a Special Intercessory and Thanksgiving service to involve all churches, intercessors, evangelists, pastors and national stakeholders. Thereafter, Archbishop Lewis J. Zeigler of the Catholic Diocese of Monrovia will deliver a special meditation the climax the exercise. The LCC has in that line requested churches in rural parts of the country to climax the weeklong event in their respective areas of worship instead of coming to Monrovia. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information has announced a new radio program, dubbed: “Ebola Half Hour” to respond to the reported Ebola outbreak. Acting Information Minister, Isaac Jackson, Jr., said the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn or a designee will appear on UNMIL Radio from 12:10-12:45 p.m. to provide the latest information on the status of the disease in the country. There will also be simultaneous broadcasts on Radio Veritas, Fabric FM, Truth FM, Power, Hott FM and the LBS.According to a statement from the ministry, the program will be relayed on community radio stations across the country. Minister Jackson said the information provided on the “Ebola Half Hour” will be the outcome of daily technical meetings between the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and its partners including the WHO. In addition, a situation room is being set up at MOH/SW. You can reach the Ministry’s hotlines on 0770198517; 0777549805; 0886530260; and 08869805 where local and international journalists can gather further information on the outbreak. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Good Hope double murder…5th suspect on the runThe four men who were arrested and charged with the burning to death of Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo couple Mohammed and Bibi Jamila Munir were made to stand before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday.Sanjay George, called “Coolie Boy”; Jason Howard, called “Smelly”; Joel Blair called “Joey” and Shabadeen Mohammed called “Milo”, all with sullen faces, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty.They had the murder charge read to them which stated that on April 17, 2016 at Good Hope, they murdered Mohammed and Bibi Jamila Munir during the course of arson. They were not required to plead to the indictable offence.All of the accused were remanded to prison until January 12, 2017, when they will appear before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.Last week, the men were arrested and were said to have confessed to Police, giving a detailed account of the crime which they committed. A fifth person, Gavin Sheppard, called “Pepsi”, is currently being hunted by Police, to face the charge of murder.Dead: Mohamed and Jamilla MunirAccording to the suspects, the attempted robbery was hatched after information that the couple had a large sum of money in their home. On the night of the incident, the elderly couple, who were reportedly asleep, were awakened by noises and later ordered out of their bedroom by the men.However, as the couple failed to comply, one of the suspects confessed to setting a sofa in the home alight, after which he tossed a fuel cylinder into the fire which caused a huge explosion.They then made good their escape. Attempts by neighbours to rescue the couple, who were heard and seen screaming for help from a grilled window of their home, proved futile. Their charred remains were discovered together after the blaze was doused.One of the suspects, Jason Howard was also charged with five additional counts of robbery under arms. And he, along with another, Curtis Vasconcellos, was charged with another count of robbery under arms and attempted murder.That charge alleged that the two men, on December 14, 2016 at Main Street, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, wounded Valmick Persaud with intent to murder him. They were also charged with robbing Hotel Tower accountant Baldeo Seegobin on December 14, 2016 of $1.2 million, one chequebook and other items, all valued $2.9 million.All were remanded and were expected to reappear before the court on January 12, 2017.
There’s a real buzz of excitement ahead of Bump and Baby Expo Letterkenny this Saturday and Sunday, says the career-mum behind the event that boasts all things pregnancy to pre-school.The North West’s biggest baby fair, in association with Browne’s Autos, will see major retailers such as Mothercare, Smyths and Boots join with niche baby product and service providers to ensure families enjoy everything required from tummy to toddler – all under one roof. The event features an impressive line-up of expert speakers who will provide helpful tips and essential advice on topics ranging from paediatric first aid to breast feeding and baby nutrition to the signs of labour.Admission to the family fun event is free for children and €4 for adults with free entry to a big prize giveaway. Doors open from 11am to 5pm each day.Bump and Baby Expo founder Martina Cullen said excitement is brewing as local mums and dads join the countdown to biggest baby weekend in the North West this year.“There’s a great buzz surrounding Bump and Baby Expo Letterkenny this Saturday and Sunday. We’re very excited with the wonderful response to the event which promises to be big hit with mums-to- be, mums, dads, kids, grannies, grandas and guardians from all over Donegal. “The event is designed to guide parents and guardians gracefully through the products and services that matter during this most exciting time of their lives.“We have assembled a team of experts and leading suppliers of products and services, who are brimming with helpful advice on all things from tummy to toddler.The local mum-in-business – whose daily routine involves a balancing act of leading a successful HR consultancy while caring for two adorable baby girls – became acutely aware of the need for an informative baby show with everything under one roof after having her first child in 2012.As a busy working mum she knew just how important it would be to have a one-stop- shop for expert guidance and advice on the best baby products and services available.“I have two bouncing baby girls, aged one and three and – as anyone with young children will tell you – it can be hard to keep up with the latest information on products, child safety and health matters for mums and babies.“After having our first child I was surprised at just how difficult it was to find information that’s really essential for parents. “That’s why at Bump and Baby Expo we have designed our events to be highly informative in all the important things – right from pregnancy to pre-school.”Bump and Baby Expo Letterkenny on will take place this weekend (August 20 and 21 from 11am to 5pm) and is the first in a series of events planned for 2016 in the North West.For further information on the event or to get involved check out Bump and Baby Expo on Facebook or log on to www.bumpandbabyexpo.comBump & Baby Expo Buzz Grips Letterkenny! was last modified: August 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:babiesbump and baby expoletterkennyPARENTSpregnancy
SAM’ COMING HOME TO THE HILLSIT maybe for four days to Arthur’s Day, but Sunday, September 23, 2012 will go down in the history of the GAA as ‘Jimmy’s Day’.So let’s raise a glass of the black stuff to Jimmy McGuinness who has nutured and trained his Donegal team into a fine group of true warriors who today beat Mayo at Croke Park to bring the Sam Maguire trophy back to Tir Conaill. They lost out last year to Dublin on their home turf but from the first minute of this game, Donegal had their nose in front with two quick goals and and a point leaving Mayo manager James Horan huffing and puffing on the touchline.At the end of nearly 80 minutes of scintialating football, Donegal were crowned for the second time in their history as All Ireland football champions.And it was left to 23-year-old captain Michael Murphy, to walk up the Hogan Stand and accept the Sam Maguire trophy and raise it proudly above his head to the roar of the crowd of 82,269 who had packed into Croke Park to watch Donegal convincingly beat Mayo.It wasn’t a great day for the Taoiseach Enda Kenny who turned up to cheer on his native Mayo who were outplayed from the first whistle. As streams fell from the sky, while Donegal fans lit fireworks in the stands, Michael told the crowd: “I am delighted to accept this trophy on behalf of the Donegal team.“It is an absolute fanatastic honour to climb these steps on behalf of each and everyone of these players out there and each everyone of the people of Donegal.“To these players, their commitment and everything they have done over the last two and a half years. They are an absolute credit to the county. They have put their shoulders to the wheel over these past two years. Thanks boys.“To the families, to the wives, the girlfriends, familiess, friends and each and everyone of the backroom team, and to each and everyone of the players I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the continuous support you have given us throughout the last couple of years.“The massive dedication you had to put in. A big thank you to you.“To the backroom team. Thanks a million or getting us in shape. To the medical team, thanks a million for keeping us injury free. And thanks to our sponsors.” And he thanked the Mayo team for what he called a “sporting game”. “Three cheers for Mayo.”But he kept his special thanks to manager Jimmy McGuinness and Rory Gallagher.“To Rory, for all his help and footballing knowledge. He has been a fantastic addition to Donegal.Aidan Mc Ginley, Annagry celebrating Donegal’s victory in New Delhi, India with a bit of help from a few locals“From all the players here today I want to thank you very much.” And last but not least Jimmy Guinness.“Jim McGuinnnes. Where do we start?” Then the roars ring out around Croke Park to applaud the Donegal manager.“Every man and woman Donegal, both players and alike, owe a massive debt of gratitude to Jim.“The man’s work ethici is undescribable. He has been passionate about Donegal football throughout the past two years.“And another thing is undescribable. Is our debt of gratitude, not just from the players, but also from all the people of Donegal. Thanks a million Jim.”And Michael didn’t forget to praise the fans who had made the long trek from the north west of Ireland to Dublin.“A massive thanks to you the fans and all the people in Donegal. We went out onto the pitch today to represent you the fans.”And before he finished his speech, Michael addressed the throng and sang: “Jimmy’s winning matches, Jimmy’s winning matches.“Jimmy is bringing Sam back to Donegal!!” And with that the captain proudly holds the Sam Maguire aloft in his left hand.Mayo manager James Horan, who was finding it tough on the touchline watching his players keep in touch with Donegal, was magnanimous in defeat.“All credit to my players. They tried to keep the scoreline close, but Donegal are a serious team. They kept going and going. Unfortunately for us, Donegal ran out winners.”After two minutes of added time, Laois referee Maurice Deegan blew the whistle and Donegal were crowned the champions: 2-11 to Mayo’s 0-13. Magnficient performance from Jimmy’s boys.Although Donegal run out winners, they did have a few heart stopping moments. With time added on the clock Donegal keeper Paul Durcan saved what could have been a sure fire goal for Mayo. PHEW!!Mayo, who were in the final after dumping last year’s winners Dublin in the semi final, fought right to the end. Jason Gibbons pegged the gap back to four points with just a few minutes to go.His point just came after Donegal’s Neil Gallagher pumped the ball over the bar with three minutes to go.Horan’s heroes from the semi-final clash kept the pressure up on Donegal with Lee Lee Keegan narrowing the margin towards the end of the second half. Donegal hearts were pounding.Cillian O’Connor, who was probably Mayo’s best player, had a great chance late in the second half but sent it wide. It was a rare miss from the gifted footballer who by that stage hadn’t scored a point for 11 minutes. And not a single point from open play. Amazing stats and ones James Horan will have to look at in his after match post mortem.Capain Michael Murphy sailed a point over the bar with his equisite footwork, putting a six point marging between them and Mayo. But as Donegal fans knew in their hearts, Mayo would not go down with out a fight.Even with ten minutes to go, and with Donegal having a five point breathing space, fans in the ground and back home in the hills were having a nail biting time.Even at 13 minutes after the break, Donegal were 2-8, Mayo 0-10 but nobody believed that Mayo would go down without a fight.Cillian O’Connor, twice at the start of the second half, saved Mayo’s blushes by sending points over the bar, including one from a tight angle on the left touchline.As Mayo start to find their game, Jimmy McGuinness started to ring a few changes and brought fresh legs, particulary for Padd McBrearty who worked his socks off for Dun na nGnall.Murphy, the captain and hero kept Donegal’s nose ahead with point, even with the odd wide for the men from the hills as dangerous Mayo stil had the potential to launch a late strike back.But at times it looked like some of Mayo’s players left their shooting boots in the dressing room, spuring good chances and hitting the ball wide of the posts. By this stage they had six wides, an it looked ominous that Mayo would rue those wides at the end of the match.At one point, Mayo manager James Horan shook his head in disgust watching Enda Varney sending a great chance wide. The Gods just were not shining on Mayo.As Donegal feared a push from Mayo, Jimmy McGuinness looked to strengthen his outfield and took 0ff Ryan Bradley and replaced him with David Walsh just five minutes of the second half.Seconds earlier Frank McGlynn scored a great point and the match was finally balanced with Donegal 2-6 to Mayo’s 0-8.As the second half got under way, Mayo find their rhythm again and get a point and narrow the gap to just three points after Donegal opened the half with another point.During the first half, Donegal were on top of the game for the majority of the first half scoring two goals and a point in the first 11 minutes.Colm McFadden got a second goal after great passing throw the midfield and after the ball came off the post he rifled it into the back of the net with his left peg.Donegal added a couple of more points to the board as a shell shocked Mayo, who had two players yellow-carded in the first six minutes tried to regroup.And it was in the 15th minute before Mayo’s Kevin McLaughlin broke Mayo’s duck with a point.But Donegal, who looked fit and fast, seeemed to take the foot off the pedal as Mayo started to grow their way into the final.And as referee Maurice Deegan blew the half time whistle, Mayo had clocked up another six points leaving them just three points behind at the break.Michael Murphy got Donegal off to a flyer of a start with a goal with just two minutes and 25 seconds on the clock.Mayo hit the post and it is a free to Mayo.There is just five minutes to half time and Donegal have a five point cushion over Mayo who finally finding their feet at Croke Park.Free on the right touchline to Donegal.Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor is 25 minutes out and he puts it over the bar. 2-3 to Donegal and Mayo are 0-4. Mayo are five points behind.PHEW!! Almost a howler of a mistake by the Donegal backs. The ball is safely cleared. Free to Mayo.A point to Mayo. they are now two goals behind.With ten minutes to half time, Donegal are certainly on top. Mayo have yet to find their stride.to Mayo and Cillian O’Connor sends his 45 wide of the post. Three wides to Mayo. They are seven points behind after 23 minutes.Donegal’s Eamonn McGee is getting treatment on his 100th game for his county.With 21 minutes gone its 2-3 to Donegal. Mayo 0-2.Free to Donegal. And a point to Colm McFadden. That’s a goal and two points to his name.Ryan Bradley gets off the score sheet for Donegal as 19 minutes approach. 2-2 to 0-2 to Donegal. Mayo and Donegal have two wides each now.Donegal’s Michael Muprhy misses a hand pass over the bar. Saved by David Clarke. 2-1 to 0-2 to Donegal.Sixteen minutes gone, and Cillian O’Connor settles Mayo’s nerves with a second point from a free.Mayo have got their first point with Kevin McLaughlin on 15 minutes and 20 seconds. He has saved Mayo’s blushes.David Clarke saves what could have been a third goal to Donegal. 15 minutes gone and Mayo are facing a rout.May0 now have three men on yellow cards. Its tense stuff here at Croke Park.Yellow cards to Cillian O’Connor and Mayo’s Eamon McGee.And it is a second goal to Donegal!!! Colm McFadden. 2-1 to no score. Mayo are on the ropes and their defence looks very brittle.WITH ten minutes gone, Donegal are certainly on top. Mayo’s ball handling is poor. Free out for Donegal.Free to Mayo on right hand side. Enda Varney could Mayo on the scoreboard. No, it drops in the box and Donegal are on the march again.Another free to Donegal. Mayo Colm Boyle with a late tackle. Donegal are on top with just 8 minutes gone.And it is 1-1 for Donegal after a free in after just six minutes. Mayo have one wide as do Donegal.Referee Maurice Deegan has issued two yellow cards in just the first six minutes against Mayo.And it is a goal by Michael Murphy to Donegal after just 2 mins and 25 seconds!!!!! Not the fastest ever goal in an All Ireland final.FULL TIME ALL-IRELAND FINAL – WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS MO CHARA!! was last modified: September 23rd, 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:ALL-IRELAND FINAL – DONEGAL V MAYO LIVE FROM CROKE PARK
Caroline Callaghan, Murrin Fanad who was selected as the Dubai Rose of Tralee on Frday night. She is pictured in the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai with her boyfriend, Barry McGettigan and his dad, Eugene.A Fanad teacher has been selected to represent Dubai in the Rose of Tralee 2013.Caroline Callaghan, who hails from Murrin in Fanad, has been teaching in Dubai for two years while back home in Donegal her parents, Henry, Kathleen and sister Sharon run the Callaghan Transport Company.After reaching the final four, Caroline was crowned Dubai Rose at an event in the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai on Friday night. And the hotel was full of Donegal folks, some had travelled hundreds of miles to support Caroline. Among them was her neighbour and former Fanad band drummer Sean Hall who is teaching in Quatar.Meanwhile as the judges in Dubai pondered on their decision, back in Fanad the local band where Caroline was a member and leader for eleven years were on tenterhooks at the Fanad Community Centre during their weekly rehearsals.Caroline will now attend the regional final in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. Her family and friends are looking forward to seeing her when she travels to Ireland for the next stage of the competition on the June Bank Holiday weekend.This is not the first time Dubai has been represented in the competition by a Donegal teacher. Grainne Boyle from Gartan was the Dubai Rose in 2011. The Rose of Tralee International Festival is Ireland’s largest and longest running festival and is celebrating 54 years in 2013. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee and there are seventy Rose Centres around the world. The Regional Festival is the event that has been established to get this number of Roses down to the 32 Roses that appear on the RTÉ television show in August.“I am delighted to be representing Dubai In the next stage of the competition and am very excited about my trip to Portlaoise,’ Caroline said. FANAD GIRL IS CROWNED DUBAI ROSE OF TRALEE was last modified: May 9th, 2013 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)
WALNUT — Two longtime records fell at the 36th Annual San Gabriel Valley Championships cross country meet Saturday morning over the Mt. San Antonio College course. The Bonita High School girls team broke a record set by Bishop Amat in 1982. The Bearcats’ team time of 99:15 broke the old mark by more than 20 seconds and helped win the Division II title. “We did want that record,’ Bearcats coach Lonnie Carr said. “We didn’t run as well as we could have given (the) competition. We were hoping South Hills would run because that would help us.’ South Hills finished second in Division I behind Arcadia but ran without its top two runners, who were nursing injuries. The Bearcats were led by twins Laura and Julie Heuring. Laura Heuring finished second behind the record-setting Christy Adamyk of Glendora. She tied the Bonita school record with her time of 18:35. Julie Heuring’s time was about 20 seconds slower than Laura’s, but she easily won her race, as did seniors Wendy Darling, JoJo Siebert and London Tennant. “I was 40 seconds behind Laura at the start of the year,’ Julie Heuring said. “It’s all mental.’ The Northview girls finished a strong second to the Bearcats even though they were running without their No. 1 runner, Jackie Juarez, who was taking her SAT. Running in girls race four, sophomore Tatiana Padilla turned in the fastest time of the day for the Vikings. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Adamyk gave the rest of the runners a head start but was able to win girls race one in 17:47, breaking the mark set by St. Lucy’s Annie Ebiner in 1995. “I was still stretching,’ Adamyk said. “I saw the girls going to the line so I started looking for the gate. My dad started yelling and the gun went off. He literally threw me through the gate and I started running. I was five or 10 seconds behind everybody.’ After college and the Peace Corps, Ebiner became a registered nurse and is also an assistant coach at her alma mater. She was sad to see her record go, but happy that Adamyk was the one to break it. “She’s a great runner,’ Ebiner said. “If anybody gets it, I would like it to be someone who is legitimate, and she is.’ Derek DeSantiago of Damien also ran well. He won his race and covered the course in 18:38, moving into the No. 11 spot on the all-time list. The Spartans might have been the surprise team of the day. Coach Mike Williams was out of town and several seniors were taking SATs. Williams handed the reins to his assistant, Quincy Sims. “Doc (Williams) made all the decisions before he left,’ Sims said. “We put our No. 6 runner (Eric Arrevalo) at No. 3 and he did OK.’ Spartans sophomore Brad Brooks also starred for Damien, winning race four. “Coach wanted us to have a good race mentally,’ Brooks said. “We’re all pretty fast. We were pretty good last year and we’re good this year.’ Charter Oak, the top boys team in the Miramonte League, finished third in Division I. The Chargers were led by Chris Cruz and Zack Wall, who both finished in 17:10. Montview league powerhouse Azusa finished second in boys Division II. The Aztecs were led by senior Max Yrieta, who ran a 17:03. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Nissan Qashqai has been voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2015 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association (IMWA).It’s no big surprise that the Qashqai has been given this honour as it continues to be one of Ireland’s top selling models.The Nissan Qashqai doesn’t just look robust and stylish. It is robust and stylish and provides perfect driving experience for town or country(side). The Nissan Qashqai is a great all-rounder, excellent build quality and has low running costs. The Qashqai is the definition of no compromise.On presenting the award to Nissan’s Ireland CEO, Tom Dennigan of sponsor, Continental Tyres Ireland, told Donegal Daily, “From a great crop of entrants for this year’s award, the Irish motoring writers have selected an exciting model to carry the 2015 title and no doubt the Continental Irish Car of the Year accolade will provide a great badge of honour for the Nissan Qashqai to help it in the competitive Irish market next year.There’s only one place in Donegal you can take a test drive in one of these new Qashqai’s.Why not see what all the fuss is about and pop in to Inishowen Motors, Drumkeen, Letterkenny and test drive the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2015 awarded by IMWA. Call 074 91 34567 and book a test drive with Donegal’s only Nissan dealership today! NISSAN QASHQUI AVAILABLE AT INISHOWEN MOTORS – VOTED CAR OF THE YEAR was last modified: December 18th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnews
PIC SPECIAL: These lovely images were taken earlier this morning at the scenic locations in Dunlewey and Poison Glen.Donegal has been soaked in wonderful sunshine all week and everybody has been revelling in the good weather.However, forecasters are predicting that the weather is set to break later this evening.So get out if you can and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, and if you want to send us any of your images then forward them on to firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks to Breid Harley for sending the above images into us.BEAUTIFUL IMAGES OF DUNLEWEY AND POISON GLEN – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: April 23rd, 2015 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:DunleweyFeaturesnewspic specialPoison Glen
Take the Cape Town open-top bus tour, ride the Table Mountain Cableway and explore the Two Oceans Aquarium – at reduced rates, without having to queue, in the space of one amazing day! That’s the Cape Town Go Card offer. Join us as we check it out!Click arrow to play video.Published on SouthAfrica.info on 10 March 2010.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest President-elect Trump is being sworn in as the next President. In the weeks since his election we have heard lots of posturing and speculation about what his Administration will undertake. It is important to realize we are now in a new era of what the media’s role will be in coming years. We have seen many news stories in this election cycle that have been questioned for validity and authenticity. In the past, journalism seemed to focus on being right and having multiple sources to confirm major changes or events. Today the focus seems to have shifted to being “first” with accuracy being an unfortunate casualty.I have been asked many times how President Trump will affect agriculture in the next four years. Bottom line, I don’t know. There is a reason for the delay in the selection of the Secretary of Agriculture. President Trump has interviewed many people for this position. He knows nothing about agriculture and wants to place the best possible person in that huge role. USDA has employees all across the country. Trump wants to see spending cut across all levels of government. Cutting spending means reducing people. It also means cutting food stamp spending, which accounts for at least 70% of the USDA budget.The early successes or failures of presidential administrations are often measured by the barometer of what they accomplish in their first 100 days in office. During that time we can see what their major focus has become and how that will be carried out. We have heard plenty of posturing of what his focus should be. At the recent ADMIS Brokers conference last month, David Hightower of the Hightower Report suggested that President Trump needed to focus on two major items: tax reform and stimulating the economy. Those would be measures that can be outlined and worked through the halls of Congress in months, not years. In other words, don’t do the hardest things during the first weeks of office. The analogy I would draw is similar to a newly minted quarterback for a football team. The coaching staff outlines the game plan with simple things that can be accomplished. Using the long bomb, “going for the fence” pass plays are not seen in the first few series of plays. As simple plays are successfully completed, the new quarterback gains confidence in leading the team. More can be expected as time passes. If President Trump focuses on very complex issues as his first priority, he quickly becomes bogged down with very little accomplished. He is a successful businessman programmed to see results. Momentum and capital will be forfeited, and likely to be very difficult to regain at later dates.In the next 90 days producers can expect a plethora of news events to drive the grain markets, including but not limited to, Trump announcements, weather, money flow, South America, and China. U.S. producers are most concerned about the mid-January announcement by China of imposing import tariffs on DDGs imported from the U.S. While the import tax or higher tariffs did indeed happen, China’s imports of U.S. DDGs have been slowing since last summer. In addition, those imports are dramatically below levels seen three or four years ago. While not welcomed, the import tax implications are not a death sentence for corn.Cash rents and input costs will consume many of Ohio’s producers in the next 60 days. Input buying is reaching the final stretch for producers. They are fine tuning costs as the final planting mix for 2017 corn and soybeans nears completion. Those who have negotiated flexible rents based on commodity prices are seeing benefits to the bottom line.USDA estimated Argentina’s soybean production at 57 million tons. With the heavy rain extremes in late December and early January, don’t be surprised to see that number declining in coming months.