…workers’ request to meet with Agri Minister unansweredCane planters attached to the East Demerara (Enmore Estate) have said they will not bend to the demands of the Guyana Sugar Cooperation (GuySuCo) to become cane harvesters, and is requesting pay for the four weeks they have been without a job.The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU), during a press conference on Tuesday, informed the media that it would continue to support the 75 affected workers.Some of the affected cane planters at the press conferenceGAWU’s General Secretary, Seepaul Narine, who was joined by several of these workers, at the Union’s headquarters, stated that cane-cutting assignments were not among the usual tasks, which the planters were given whenever they were not required to plant canes.Seepaul said that a delegation from the Union met with members of GuySuCo’s Industrial Relations Department and the estate management on March 24, 2017. It was agreed then that the planters would be offered alternative work in the areas of the factory, rat baiting, infield weeding, and canal cleaning.“Contrary to the undertaking, the workers, on their arrival to work on March 27, 2017, were advised by the management of the estate that only cane-cutting tasks would be provided to them. In addition to this violation of an understanding agreed upon in a matter of days, the workers are calling on GuySuCo to give them the required payment for the days GuySuCo has denied them work opportunities,” Seepaul explained.Cane planter Brian Norville explaining to the media how GuySuCo’s decision has affected him and his familyThe Union’s General Secretary strongly believes that the planters are being given a “raw deal” and described GuySuCo’s move as unlawful and unsympathetic.“The Corporation’s adamant stance that they must cut canes, which for them is difficult due to several factors, is reminiscent of the dark past in the sugar industry. The workers have related to our Union that they have their families to take care of and the Corporation’s stance is surely going to contribute to an already trying situation in the home for ends to meet,” Seepaul said.The Union noted that workers were also perturbed that a request by GAWU to meet with Agriculture Minister Noel Holder to discuss their concerns remained unanswered.During a meeting with Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott on March 27, GAWU was told to discuss the issue with Minister Holder. But weeks have passed since GAWU wrote Holder and the Union was yet to receive a response or invitation.One of the cane planters, Brian Norville, explained how he was affected by the decision taken by GuySuCo. He said four weeks without work was troubling, as he was the breadwinner for his family.Norville used the opportunity to call on President David Granger and Minister Holder to treat the issue with some urgency, so that they could return to work soon.“We are living in a society where we expected the Government of the day should be concerned about its fellow citizen…To know the Minister not even showing his face or even pay us any attention while our family is starving,” Norville complained.GAWU noted that the cessation of cane planting, which GuySuCo said was temporary, pointed to the estate’s possible closure.The Union is also of the view that the Government’s proposals to close Enmore and Rose Hall Estates and to sell Skeldon Estate were becoming more and more a reality.GuySuCo is facing major financial issues and has been engaged in major restructuring.
…pushes Stabroek Block beyond 6B barrelsBy Jarryl BryanFresh on the heels of first oil, ExxonMobil announced on Monday that it had made its 15th oil find off the coast of Guyana and the fifth for this year, this time striking oil in its Mako-1 well southeast of the Liza Field.Exxon Senior Vice President Mike CousinsIn a statement, Exxon explained that the discovery added to the more than six billion oil equivalent barrels estimated for the Block. According to Exxon, the drill ship encountered 164 feet of high-quality oil-bearing reservoirs.The Mako-1 well was drilled in 5315 feet of water and is just 10 kilometres southeast of the Liza Field. This is Exxon’s fifth oil find for the year, with the last oil find being the Tripletail discovery in September.In his comments accompanying the statement, Exxon’s Senior Vice President in charge of exploration and new ventures, Mike Cousins, gave credit to its full-wave seismic technology for the rapid development of the Block.“New discoveries in this world-class basin have the potential to support additional developments. Our proprietary full-wave seismic inversion technology continues to help us better define our discovered resource and move rapidly to the development phase,” Cousins said.In a Ministry of the Presidency statement, Energy Department head, Dr Mark Bynoe called this a historic moment. He also noted that his department would continue to strengthen its capacity and put in place a legislative framework.Diagram of the Stabroek Block showing some of the previous discoveries“This discovery by ExxonMobil and its partners comes on the heels of the start of oil production. The Cooperative Republic of Guyana is experiencing a truly historic moment that has all the ingredients to facilitate a paradigm shift towards sustained economic transformation,” Dr Bynoe was quoted as saying.Meanwhile, Exxon continues its drilling activities with four drill ships to further explore and appraise new resources. The company also noted that pending Government approvals and project sanctioning of a third development, production from the Payara field north of the Liza discoveries could start as early as 2023, with oil production reaching an estimated 220,000 barrels per day.Top producerIt was only a few months ago that Guyana was ranked second in the world, after only Russia, for most oil finds this year. This was revealed in a report by Norwegian research company Rystad Energy, which compiled all the discoveries of oil around the world and came up with a list of the top 10 countries.At the time, Russia was followed closely by Guyana, where oil was found in the Liza 1 field in the Stabroek Block by the US-based ExxonMobil and in the Orinduik Block by British oil firm Tullow.A distant third was Cyprus. They were followed by South Africa, Malaysia, Norway, Angola and Indonesia. The United Kingdom (UK) and the US were in the cellar on the top 10 oil finds list.Commenting on the steep rise in oil drilling in the Caribbean, the report had noted that in 2013, only seven offshore wells were drilled in the Region. Now, the report noted, 23 new exploration wells are expected for 2019.“Rystad Energy expects the Guyana-Suriname basin will continue to occupy headlines with a few planned wells in both Guyana and Suriname. The basin is pinned as one of the most prospective, underexplored basins in the world and will definitely get a facelift from its current assigned volumes if hydrocarbons are established towards the east,” a statement from the company had said.So far, Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) – Exxon’s local subsidiary – has now made 15 oil finds in the Stabroek Block over 100 miles offshore Guyana.Last year, the company made five discoveries. These discoveries have pushed the total estimated recoverable barrels of oil equivalent to over six billion. In addition, Exxon is moving ahead with its Liza phase two project, which will contain approximately 30 wells.The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s first Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, arrived in local waters at the end of August. The vessel will play a key role in oil production.It was only on Friday that first oil officially started flowing in the Liza field, which has the capacity to produce 120,000 barrels of oil per day. While the news has been greeted with optimism in some quarters, others have not shared this sunny outlook. There has been criticism that critical policies such as a local content policy is not in place.
The first opportunity to prove themselves came on Friday, and the Lancers didn’t waste any time, jumping out to a double-digit lead in the opening minutes en route to a 66-52 victory over No. 13 seed Crenshaw of Los Angeles in the opening round of the City Section playoffs. Amanda Corona had a team-high 16 points and Mariam Asaryan added 15 points for the Lancers (18-0), which never trailed after taking a 16-0 lead six minutes into the first quarter. Asaryan connected on three 3-pointers in the opening 2:25 to help stake the Lancers to the early advantage. “We wanted to come out strong and prove with can play with anybody in the City Section,” said Asaryan, who finished with four 3-pointers on the night. “This is a big win for us, but we aren’t satisfied yet.” Crenshaw (17-9) cut its deficit to 23-18 midway through the second quarter on a layup by Shaunte Pearson, but the Cougars never got any closer. Four players scored in double figures for Grant, which won despite getting no points from leading scores Andrea Chavez and Arpine Amirkhanyan in the first half. Chavez finished with six points and seven assists, and Amirkhanyan had seven points and 13 rebounds after sitting out much of the first half with foul trouble. “We aren’t a team that relies on one or two players to win,” Chavez said. “Everybosy stepped up tonight.” Blue Sanders scored 13 points and Liseth Orrego added 10 points and nine rebounds for Grant, which will host Wilson of Los Angeles or King Drew of Los Angeles on Wednesday. Pearson had a team-high 16 points for the Cougars, who won the City title in 2004. firstname.lastname@example.org (818)713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – The Grant High of Van Nuys girls’ basketball team was not happy last week when the City Section girls’ basketball playoff pairings were released. Despite boasting the only undefeated record in the City Section, the Lancers were handed the fourth seed in the City bracket, leaving them with much to prove in the coming weeks.
Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Career Open House for health care professionals, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Greeley Education Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8370. Free health lecture, “Memory Loss and Stroke: Know the Facts,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Opera Tales, 3:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. “A Toast to Roberta” will celebrate the life of Roberta Gillis, 6-8 p.m. at Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia. Call Leigh at (661) 296-4278 or visit www.MyTownUSA.com. “Zorro” discussion group 7 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 24445 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 286-1131. Beverly Hillbillies Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. THURSDAY Grand Opening, 5:30 p.m. at Gateway Cleaners, 28227 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Hispanic Business Committee Mixer, 6 p.m. at South Point Argentine Grill, 24320 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call Felicia Scorse at (661) 702-6977. Reading Group will discuss “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Agnes Zagar at (661) 259-8942. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. Le Tip Business Network Group will meet, 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24201 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Lisa Eichman at (661) 297-3333 or visit www.allvalleyletip.com. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY National Trails Day event needs volunteers to help clear trails, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Volunteer Orientation, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Free used oil recycling kits will be distributed, 6 p.m. at Valencia AutoSpa, 23440 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 286-4098. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at email@example.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Grand Opening, 3 p.m. at Canyon Dental Group, 28237 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Start Smart, a free class geared toward new or soon-to-be drivers and their parents, 6 p.m. at The California Highway Patrol office, 28648 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Wendy Hahn at (661) 294-5540. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. TODAY Memorial Day program, 10 a.m. at Eternal Valley, 23287 N. Sierra Hwy., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0800. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY
47 19. Blackburn Rovers’ highest home Premier League attendance is 30,895 v Liverpool (24 February 1996) 47 47 6. Newcastle United’s highest home Premier League attendance is 52,546 v Manchester City (6 May 2012) 27. Cardiff City’s highest home Premier League attendance is 28,018 v Liverpool (22 March 2014) Since the Premier League broke away from the Football League in 1992, its popularity has grown and grown.So far a total of 47 clubs have played in the competition, with Brighton and Huddersfield to become the 48th and 49th Premier League clubs in the coming season.We have ranked all 47 by their highest home attendance in the Premier League – see where your club ranks in the gallery above. 47 47 14. Middlesbrough’s highest home Premier League attendance is 34,836 v Norwich City (28 December 2004) 47 44. Swindon Town’s highest home Premier League attendance is 18,102 v Manchester United (19 March 1994) 28. Stoke City’s highest home Premier League attendance is 27,833 v Southampton (12 March 2016) 47 17. Leicester City’s highest home Premier League attendance is 32,242 v Sunderland (8 August 2015) 18. Southampton’s highest home Premier League attendance is 32,151 v Arsenal (29 December 2003) 30. Norwich City’s highest home Premier League attendance is 27,137 v Newcastle United (2 April 2016) 47 45. Oldham Athletic’s highest home Premier League attendance is 17,106 v Manchester United (9 March 1993) 47 47 2. Arsenal’s highest home Premier League attendance is 60,161 v Manchester United (3 November 2007) 37. Bradford City’s highest home Premier League attendance is 22,057 v Liverpool (1 May 2001) 25. Ipswich Town’s highest home Premier League attendance is 28,433 v Manchester United (27 April 2002) 15. Derby County’s highest home Premier League attendance is 33,378 v Liverpool (18 March 2000) 47. Bournemouth’s highest home Premier League attendance is just 11,388 v Burnley, on 13 May 2017. Click right to count down to the number one 47 47 47 47 33. Coventry City’s highest home Premier League attendance is 25,659 v Tottenham (31 December 1994) 29. West Bromwich Albion’s highest home Premier League attendance is 27,751 v Portsmouth (15 May 2005) 22. Nottingham Forest’s highest home Premier League attendance is 30,025 v Manchester United (6 February 1999) 47 47 47 5. Liverpool’s highest home Premier League attendance is 53,292 v Bournemouth (5 April 2017) 47 47 35. Hull City’s highest home Premier League attendance is 25,030 v Liverpool (9 May 2010) 47 =20. Wimbledon’s highest home Premier League attendance is 30,115 v Manchester United (9 May 1993) 47 47 47 47 3. West Ham United’s highest home Premier League attendance is 56,996 v Manchester United (2 January 2017) 47 40. QPR’s highest home Premier League attendance is 21,267 v Manchester United (5 February 1994) 10. Leeds United’s highest home Premier League attendance is 41,125 v Manchester United 27 April 1994 23. Birmingham City’s highest home Premier League attendance is 29,588 v Arsenal (22 November 2003) 12. Sheffield Wednesday’s highest home Premier League attendance is 39,640 v Manchester United (2 February 2000) 34. Wigan Athletic’s highest home Premier League attendance is 25,133 v Manchester United (11 May 2008) 47 47 47 16. Sheffield United’s highest home Premier League attendance is 32,604 v Wigan Athletic (13 May 2007) 41. Swansea City’s highest home Premier League attendance is 20,972 v Liverpool (1 May 2016) 47 47 39. Watford’s highest home Premier League attendance is 21,590 v Sunderland (27 November 1999) 47 36. Reading’s highest home Premier League attendance is 24,184 v Everton (17 November 2012) 47 47 47 4. Manchester City’s highest home Premier League attendance is 54,693 v Leicester City (5 February 2016) 47 47 31. Charlton Athletic’s highest home Premier League attendance is 27,111 v Chelsea (3 February 2007) 43. Barnsley highest home Premier League attendance is 18,694 v Manchester United (10 May 1998) 47 47 =20. Crystal Palace’s highest home Premier League attendance is 30,115 v Manchester United (21 April 1993) 32. Fulham’s highest home Premier League attendance is 25,700 v Hull City (26 April 2014) 38. Burnley’s highest home Premier League attendance is 21,870 v Manchester United (23 April 2017) 24. Wolverhampton Wanderers’ highest home Premier League attendance is 29,396 v Manchester United (17 January 2004) 47 9. Chelsea’s highest home Premier League attendance is 43,417 v West Bromwich Albion 26 (December 2008) 47 47 46. Blackpool’s highest home Premier League attendance is 16,116 v Manchester City (17 October 2010) 7. Sunderland’s highest home Premier League attendance is 48,355 v Liverpool (13 April 2002) 11. Everton’s highest home Premier League attendance is 40,552 v Liverpool (11 December 2004) 47 42. Portsmouth’s highest home Premier League attendance is 20,821 v Tottenham (17 October 2009) 47 26. Bolton Wanderers’ highest home Premier League attendance is 28,353 v Leicester City (28 December 2003) 1. Manchester United’s highest home Premier League attendance is 76,098 v Blackburn Rovers (31 March 2007) 47 8. Aston Villa’s highest home Premier League attendance is 45,347 v Liverpool (7 May 1994) 47 47 13. Tottenham Hotspur’s highest home Premier League attendance is 36,763 v Sunderland (19 May 2013) 47
The Donegal Championship U14 team which lifted the Ulster Blitz title on SaturdayDONEGAL Ladies U14 gaelic footballers returned victorious from the All-Ulster annual blitz – with both teams picking up silverware.A total of 54 girls from clubs across Donegal are playing for their county this year in Championship and League competitions.In the traditional curtain-raiser the Donegal Championship team saw off the challenge of the eight other counties. They won six games in a row at the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, to lift the coveted top prize – the A Championship Cup, defeating Armagh in the final. The Donegal League side, not to be outdone, won the plate final in a gritty performance, defeating Down in their play-off.Both teams open their campaign proper next Saturday, March 19, at St Mary’s GAA club in Convoy. The league development side play Fermanagh at 1.30pm. The Championship team take on Derry in their title opener at 3pm.Many Ladies clubs across the county are taking their U12 and U14 club members to St Mary’s to see the games.Many of the players involved in both county teams were part of the 12-week autumn development camp run at Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny. The Donegal U14 girls league team who lifted the Ulster PlateLADIES GAELIC: DONEGAL U14s DO THE DOUBLE AT ALL-ULSTER BLITZ was last modified: March 13th, 2016 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:donegal ladies footballu14
A Support Fund has been approved for farmers in Inishowen who suffered losses in last month’s flash flooding.Farmers in North East Donegal will be able to avail of funding measures ranging from €250 to €15,000 for the loss of livestock, fodder and for clean-up and repairs.The funding scheme was announced today by Michael Creed TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Application forms will be available shortly on the Department of Agriculture website. The scheme was approved today to provide direct support to farmers that have borne the brunt of the flooding, the Minister said.Government Chief Whip Joe McHugh has welcomed the approval of the Support Fund for farmers affected by the storm, which was approved in a Cabinet meeting he attended today.Minister McHugh said “I want to thank Minister Creed for visiting so many farms so quickly after the flood and for initiating a survey of the damage which was done to farms. I also want to thank him for setting up this special assistance programme.”Minister Michael CreedMinister Creed said: ‘I witnessed first-hand some of the very significant problems that a number of farmers experienced as a result of the sudden flooding event, when I visited North East Donegal with my colleague Minister Joe McHugh. “I committed during my visit to supporting these farmers and I am satisfied that my Department in conjunction with other State Agencies have moved swiftly to offer practical solutions to those affected.”Minister McHugh said that support under this measure will apply to losses of livestock, the loss of conserved fodder (Hay or Silage) and as a contribution towards the clean-up cost of agricultural lands, including repair to fences damaged by debris washed up by the floods.A final overall amount won’t be available until all data from the current surveys are completed.The measure builds on the availability of support through the Animal Welfare Helpline and through the advisory assistance made available by Teagasc in the region.Minister Creed added: “While it is not possible to address all of the problems the floods caused on farms, the measures I have announced today will specifically direct support to those that have borne the brunt of the flooding. “I would particularly like to pay tribute to the tremendous community spirit of the people in Donegal in supporting those affected by the flooding.”Farmers will soon be able to apply for the funding from the department, with an early closing date proposed to allow prompt processing of requests for financial support.The detailed provisions of the measure, including eligibility criteria will be set out in the application form which will be available on the Department’s website.In the case of livestock losses including cattle, sheep or pigs; these must have been formally notified to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Regional Veterinary Office, Raphoe. Eligible fodder losses are those lost during the floods and are limited solely to conserved hay or silage.Agricultural land damaged by the deposition of debris or other river spoil will be eligible for a contribution towards the clear up costs for debris or other deposition so that the land can be returned to productive use.Support will also be available for the repair of fencing damaged by floodwater.Only losses not covered by insurance will be eligible for consideration.Featured image by Eye in the SkySupport Fund announced for farmers affected by flooding in Donegal was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:farmersfundingInishowen Flooding
Fulham, without suspended keeper Marcus Bettinelli, have Gabor Kiraly in goal at Leeds United, who are unchanged and are without defender Giuseppe Bellusci. Leeds: Silvestri, Byram, Pearce, Cooper, Warnock, Cook, Bianchi, Mowatt, Adryan, Antenucci, Doukara.Subs: S Taylor, Berardi, Del Fabro, Tonge, Austin, Sloth, Sharp. Fulham: Kiraly; Grimmer, Bodurov, Hutchinson, Stafylidis; Christensen, Fofana, Hyndman; Ruiz; Rodallega, McCormack.Subs: Rodák, Zverotić, Burn, Kavanagh, Williams, Roberts, Woodrow.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
13 December 2012 South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a cash reward of R100 000 to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of poachers and a further R1-million for a successful conviction of a poaching syndicate mastermind. “We are also happy to announce our partnership with South Africa’s Crime Line, a ground-breaking initiative that allows members of the public to make anonymous SMS tip-offs on suspected crimes at any time of the day,” SANParks chief executive officer David Mabunda announced on Wednesday. SANParks has also appointed a retired, decorated army major-general, Johan Jooste, to oversee the anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park, as part of its multi-pronged strategy to combat rhino poaching. “This strategy is to leverage on existing capacities and strategic alliances, while bringing much-needed thinking and innovation on existing gaps and loopholes,” Mabunda said. Mabunda commended a Kruger National Park ranger who, three weeks ago, alerted SANParks officials and the police to an offer of collusion from suspected poachers, helping to stage the sting operation that led to their successful arrest. “His honesty, commitment and diligence to the cause of protecting the rhino has not gone unnoticed; the organization will reward his good deed accordingly,” Mabunda said. South Africa has lost an unprecedented number of rhinos over the last five years, most which were killed in the Kruger National Park. Major-General Jooste, 60, has vast experience in military intelligence and border protection, knowledge of modern technology use and integration, and some knowledge of conservation. Jooste said he was “not a Messiah, but a proven leader and a team player. I will do my best to bring acceptable results. This fight against poaching is not about an individual, and success depends on the collective collaboration and commitment from the men and women tasked with the responsibility of conserving our heritage.” Jooste’s appointment follows the deployment of a Seeker Seabird reconnaissance aircraft donated by the Ichikowits Family Foundation, as well as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Seeker 2, loaned to SANParks by arms manufacturer Denel. The two aircraft will provide the much needed intelligence, especially at night, when most poaching incidents take place. “This will give added advantage to the ground troops and will hopefully act as a deterrent,” Mabunda said. Source: SANews.gov.za