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NAREI helps Region 2 farmers eliminate caterpillar infestationNAREI helps Region 2 farmers eliminate caterpillar infestation

first_imgRegion Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) farmers currently battling a caterpillar infestation have expressed satisfaction with the intervention by the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) in combatting the situation.The caterpillars, which infested farmlands at Wakapoa, Curimaru, Myrie and Yarrashirima, all riverine areas, affected over 200 acres of cassava plants.According to a recent statement, the farmers are pleased with the chemicals provided by NAREI, noting that they were definitely effective in destroying caterpillars that had infested their farms earlier this month.Farmers are now nurturing their crops to ensure the cassava matures.Some of the caterpillars that had overrun the farmlands in Region TwoStanley Emanuel, whose farm was affected, said of his two-and-a-half acres only half acre was saved from the pest.Had it not been for NAREI’s intervention the prospect of reviving the other two acres would have been bleak, he indicated.According to Emanuel, farmers are grateful for the assistance offered by NAREI.Extension officers of NAREI have been working with farmers since the report was made on May 4.Following the report, extension officers visited the communities to assess the situation. Chemicals and blowers were sent into the area for farmers to tackle the pest. Demonstrations were done to enlighten farmers of how much chemical to use and how to handle the blowers for optimal results.Emanuel found NAREI’s response to be highly effective since there is no caterpillar visible.However, he is heeding NAREI’s advice to monitor his farm regularly for any signs of the pest.Another farmer who shared his experience with NAREI is Joel Smith. His entire three-and-a-half acres were destroyed by the pest. He is thankful for the assistance from NAREI but is troubled about his finances.“The fields damage real bad… I am happy the chemicals really helped… they don’t have any caterpillar right now but I have to wait and see how this crop turn out,” Smith said.last_img read more

New Peace Corps trainees arrive in GuyanaNew Peace Corps trainees arrive in Guyana

first_imgLess than a week after the new Peace Corps Country Director, Kury Cobham arrived in Guyana, a new batch of about 38 Peace Corps trainees arrived in the country on Tuesday to begin their two years of service to Guyanese.The 30th group of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Guyana has already begun pre-service training on the Essequibo Coast, living with local host families andThe new batch of Peace Corps trainees have arrived to commence their two-year stint herelearning the Guyanese way of life in the villages of Suddie, Huis t’ Dieren, Queenstown, Windsor Castle, Capoey Lake, Lake Mainstay and Anna Regina.As health and education volunteers, they will engage in field practicums in local schools and health centres. The group is expected to be officially sworn in as Peace Corps volunteers in early April, after which they will begin service throughout Guyana.Late US President John F Kennedy created the Peace Corps in March 1961 to provide human resources and technical assistance to developing countries that request such engagement.  The Peace Corps was first active in Guyana from 1966 to 1971.In 1993, the Peace Corps was invited to return to Guyana by late President, Dr Cheddi Jagan.  Since 1995, nearly 700 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Guyana in the health and education sectors. The Peace Corps and the US Embassy extend their gratitude to the Government and the Guyanese people for their hospitality and the opportunity to work together to advance Guyana’s sustainable development aspirations.last_img read more

Surprise package Celta eye Real scalpSurprise package Celta eye Real scalp

first_img0Shares0000Celta Vigo host Real Madrid on Saturday hoping to dish out the same punishment that saw Barcelona thrashed 4-1 in Galicia last month. Celta seperate Madrid and Barca on goal difference with all three tied on 18 points at La Liga top after eight games. PHOTO/AFPMADRID, October 24- Top visits second in La Liga on Saturday as Celta Vigo host Real Madrid hoping to dish out the same punishment that saw Barcelona thrashed 4-1 in Galicia last month.Celta seperate Madrid and Barca on goal difference with all three tied on 18 points at the top after eight games. As well as victory over Barca, Eduardo Berizzo’s men have swept aside Sevilla and previous table toppers Villarreal in recent weeks to pose an unexpected challenge to Spanish football’s two behemoths.Barca coach Luis Enrique, who left Celta to join the Catalans 17 months ago, hailed his former side for not only beating but outclassing the European champions and their offensive style has attracted a sell-out crowd at Balaidos this weekend.“That the fans are excited and coming to Balaidos shows that we are doing things well,” Celta ‘keeper Sergio Alvarez told the club’s website.“Real Madrid are one of the best teams in the world. They are very good in transitions from defence to attack, so we have to use the ball well and finish our attacks.”On top of an opponent in a rich vein of form, Madrid will have to cope with a raft of injuries for the trip to Vigo.Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez, Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic and Pepe are all doubtful, whilst Dani Carvajal is definitely out.Despite missing so many key players, Madrid still managed a creditable 0-0 draw away to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.“We are not at our best due to the absences, but we need to look forward,” said Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.“We can’t conform nor make excuses. We have a big squad with players that are desperate to show what they can do.”Jese Rodriguez and Lucas Vazquez were handed rare starts at the Parc des Princes and Rafael Benitez could be left with no other option but to field the youngsters again if Bale and Benzema don’t recover in time.“Jese and Lucas showed they have the level to compete and help us improve as a team,” added Ramos.– Iniesta back –Barcelona captain, Andres Iniesta. PHOTO/FileBarcelona have a much easier task on paper when they host Basque minnows Eibar at the Camp Nou on Sunday.The European champions’ own injury crisis has been eased by the return of Andres Iniesta. However, midfielder Sergi Roberto has been ruled out for 10 days with a groin strain and four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi misses out once more due to knee ligament damage.Neymar has stepped up in Messi’s absence – scoring four against Rayo Vallecano last weekend and providing both assists for Ivan Rakitic in Tuesday’s 2-0 win away at BATE Borisov.Yet, Javier Mascherano believes there is a lot more to come from the Catalans.“I think it is clear we are not at the best level we can be. The team is aware of that, we can give a lot more,” he said.“By working hard and above all correcting the errors defensively and offensively it is the first step to get to the level we want.”Eibar were only sparred of relegation last season due to Elche’s financial troubles sending them down to the second division.However, the side from a town of just 27,000 people have made a great start to just their second season in the top flight having suffered just one defeat in their opening eight games.There is a clash between two of Spain’s five Champions League participants on Sunday as Atletico Madrid welcome Valencia to the Vicente Calderon.Atletico sit just two points off the top and will be able to welcome back a host of first team regulars who were rested by Diego Simeone for Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Kazak champions Astana.Meanwhile, former Manchester United manager David Moyes is under huge pressure to get a result when his Real Sociedad side visit fellow strugglers Levante.Sociedad remain out of the relegation zone only on goal difference and a third consecutive defeat could see the Scot’s time in Spain brought to a premature end.Fixtures (all times GMT)SaturdayCelta Vigo v Real Madrid (1400), Granada v Real Betis (1615), Sevilla v Getafe (1830), Malaga v Deportivo la Coruna (2005)SundayLevante v Real Sociedad (1000), Las Palmas v Villarreal (1400), Barcelona v Eibar (1615), Atletico Madrid v Valencia (1830)MondayAthletic Bilbao v Sporting Gijon (1830)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfer blow for Man United and Man City! World Cup going nowhere, claims Ligue 1 chairmanTransfer blow for Man United and Man City! World Cup going nowhere, claims Ligue 1 chairman

first_img Edinson Cavani in action for PSG The chairman of Paris Saint-Germain Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists Manchester United and Arsenal target Edinson Cavani is going nowhere this summer.The Uruguayan has been strongly linked with both English sides, as well as major clubs in both Italy and Spain as he continues to struggle to produce his best in Paris.It has been suggested that PSG will look to sell Cavani, still one of their most valuable assets, to raise funds this summer with FFP in mind.And that had encouraged clubs like United and Arsenal to line up summer bids for the 50m-rated star.But Al-Khelaifi has now cooled speculation about a possible departure by insisting they have not even discussed it.He told Le Parisien: “Edinson Cavani is a player I like a lot. I can tell you that he is very much with us, and the question of his departure does not arise. Paris loves him and he loves Paris.” 1last_img read more

Mayor pushes reform at first town hall talkMayor pushes reform at first town hall talk

first_imgAddressing a Wednesday evening crowd of nearly 1,000 parents and community members, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa touted his plan to reform the city’s schools, saying it’s the only way to improve public education, which he called the “civil rights issue of our time.” During the first in a series of four town hall meetings designed to build support for his proposal, Villaraigosa answered 15 questions submitted by the audience at Victory Baptist Church in South Los Angeles. He urged parents to get involved in their children’s education and demand an equitable education in order to reduce dropout rates and close the widening achievement gap between minority and white students. The questions dealt with specifics of Assembly Bill 1381 – set for debate in Sacramento next month – which would split much of the responsibility for running LAUSD between the Mayor’s Office and educators at individual schools. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Given that Villaraigosa had initially proposed a mayoral takeover of Los Angeles Unified, parents wanted to know how the plan he hashed out in closed-door meetings with teachers’ unions would reduce bureaucracy if both the mayor and superintendent were in charge. “Over time, I understood that if I was going to get this legislation through Sacramento, I had to be open to having a number of entities involved in this decision-making,” said Villaraigosa, emphasizing his plan still would allow him to hire the superintendent and grant that person greater authority. “I got 70 to 75 percent of my original plan and the bully pulpit will give me the other 25 percent. Working with you and empowering you will do the rest.” Vera Lewis, whose niece attends a public school in Los Angeles, said the mayor’s plan will falter without support from parents. “I think that his plan is part of the answer, but getting parents involved is a big part of the answer,” she said. “If you put parents on his staff, not just heads, I think this plan will work wonderfully. “We need to wake the parents up because until they get involved, he can do whatever he wants, but it’s not going to work.” State Sen. Gloria Romero, the Los Angeles Democrat who introduced the bill, also urged the audience to get involved in the debate, saying their input will help legislators make a decision on the issue. “Tonight we have an opportunity to change the way L.A. educates our children. This is not about a power struggle – it’s about educating our children,” Romero said. “We can stay the way we are – status quo, stagnant numbers. How long do we wait? Time is important. “We are here to say: Reform and change is now.” The Mayor’s Committee for Government Excellence and Accountability organized the community to attend the meeting and paid for transportation by bus and taxi. Alma Marquez, an organizer for the Small Schools Alliance and a panelist at the event, warned the audience that if their support and energy waned, nothing would change at their children’s schools. “I challenge you to keep this energy up and make a difference for our kids. … Give us your help,” Marquez said. (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Calendar of 9-11 eventsCalendar of 9-11 events

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleA 1.8-mile Freedom Walk will begin at 5p.m. Monday at the Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, and end at Rancho Madera Community Park on Wood Ranch Parkway. “At Dusk … New Dawn,” is scheduled for 6-8:30p.m. Monday at the city’s 9-11 memorial at North Hollywood Park, 5301 Tujunga Ave. Candle-lighting ceremony and memorial at 6:45p.m. Monday at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd. A screening of Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center” will follow. Screening is free; reservations required. Call (310) 772-2529. Here is a list of events planned to mark the fifth anniversary of 9-11. “We Remember Walk,” 10a.m. Sunday, Sherman Oaks Galleria, Ventura and Sepulveda boulevards; walk to Fire Station 88, 5101 N. Sepulveda Blvd., at 11a.m.; program at 11:45a.m. A remembrance ceremony for the 343 New York City firefighters killed in the collapse of the Twin Towers will begin at 10a.m. Monday at the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park, 1700 Stadium Way. The Hollywood/Los Angeles Beautification Team and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will honor Los Angeles police and firefighters and other first-responders, 1p.m. Monday at The Grove reflecting pond, Third Street and Fairfax Avenue, Hollywood. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Internal conflict of GOPInternal conflict of GOP

first_img“It is a reinforcement of the fact there are serious tensions between the governor and the \ legislative caucus – in part because of ideology. The governor ignores them, and it’s built into the role,” she said. The latter is explained by the need for a two-thirds vote to approve a budget, Stone said. It’s a negative power that Republicans have, she added. “It’s the responsibility of the minority to use the two-thirds vote on the budget to keep things from going crazy,” she said. “It seems to be me the Republicans in the Legislature are emphasizing that.” Huff said his blog wasn’t meant as an attack on Schwarzenegger. “We all wanted to see the governor get re-elected,” he said. “Arnold came into office during a fiscal crisis, repealed the $4 billion car tax and held the line on raising taxes.” Although Schwarzenegger and Republicans they have differences, the party is big enough for both of them, Huff said. “I would like to see the governor next year be the governor that was elected during the Davis recall. The governor then was going to blow up the boxes and sweep corruption out of Sacramento.” HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: Kathleen Brugger, vice president of the California Republican Federated Women, will install new officers for the Whittier Republican Women Federated at its 11 a.m. Friday meeting. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Maybe Hendricks, (562) 696-3345. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562)698-0450; phone (562)698-0955.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Look for some tension next year between Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative Republicans. Locally Assemblyman Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, is trying to explain it all. Huff wrote a column in the blog FlashReports defending the change in leadership from Assemblyman George Plescia, R-San Diego, to Assemblyman Mike Villines, R-Fresno. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Huff said Schwarzenegger’s win at the polls made the change in leadership necessary. He said it lets Schwarzenegger know the caucus this year will be different and not a pushover for him. Otherwise, Schwarzenegger would continue to drive an agenda “inconsistent with the principles” of the Republican party through the Legislature, possibly hurting the economy, he wrote in his column. “As Arnold and the Democrats prioritize extending health care coverage to the uninsured in a down budget year \, it is more critical than ever that those who wish to move California forward in a fiscally sustainable manner have an equal voice and vote at the table,” he stated. Barbara Stone, professor emeritus of political science at Cal State Fullerton, said Huff’s blog is an example of the potential conflict between Republican legislators and the Republican governor. But this is no surprise, Stone said. last_img read more

Mo Salah joins stars in New York for ‘world’s most influential people’ galaMo Salah joins stars in New York for ‘world’s most influential people’ gala

first_imgThe 26-year-old was chosen as one of six cover stars for the magazine’s annual issue.Other cover stars included actors Sandra Oh and Dwayne Johnson, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift and news presenter Gayle King.He was pictured on the red carpet with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, Jimmy Fallon and Rami Malek.In his interview with the magazine, he discussed the importance of women’s equality. Salah received the Premier League Golden Boot for the 2017/18 campaign for scoring 32 times, and has so far scored 19 goals for Jurgen Klopp’s table-toppers this season.He was named this year’s Confederation of African Football’s Player of the Year, having also picked up the trophy in 2018, and he was named both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year last year. BEST OF Mohamed Salah on the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 Mohamed Salah with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke Solskjaer and Guardiola go head to head in the Premier League tonight Salah with actor Rami Malek In a piece for Time, comedian and Liverpool fan John Oliver said he ‘absolutely’ loved the footballer.“Mo Salah is a better human being than he is a football player. And he’s one of the best football players in the world,” he wrote. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img getty 4 Mohamed Salah was in New York for the Time 100 Gala as he was named one of the world’s most influential people.The Liverpool forward joined political heavyweights and Hollywood stars on the red carpet. huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Salah, along with his team-mates, will put rivalry aside on Wednesday to cheer on Manchester United against Manchester City. The derby will play a big part on who is crowned Premier League champion at the end of the season.A win for United at Old Trafford will leave Liverpool two points clear at the top of the table with three games to left to play. City, meanwhile, can reclaim top spot by taking all three points. 4 shining no dice REPLY REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ “We need to change the way we treat women in our culture,” the Egypt international told Time.“I support the woman more than I did before, because I feel like she deserves more than what they give her now, at the moment.“That has to be, it’s not optional.”last_img read more

Klopp calls Man United target ‘one of the biggest talents in world football’Klopp calls Man United target ‘one of the biggest talents in world football’

first_img Jadon Sancho in action for Borussia Dortmund against Liverpool getty images getty images Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:54Loaded: 2.80%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 2 Jurgen Klopp has described Jadon Sancho as ‘one of the biggest talents in world football’ after watching the Borussia Dortmund winger in the flesh.The Liverpool boss put out an inexperienced side to face the Bundesliga runners-up at the Notre Dame stadium in Indiana as the Reds succumbed to a 3-2 defeat. 2 Jurgen Klopp watches his side, but was impressed with Sancho in particular Liverpool fan Dan reckons the Premier League is rigged against the Reds “But especially for his game tonight, he defended against our 18-year-old Yasser [Larouci], who played against one of the biggest talents in world football and did pretty well the whole night.“So no doubt about Jadon Sancho.” “An exceptional talent,” Klopp said. “But he’s not the only one in England at the moment.“That age group has a few, we have Rhian Brewster who is the same age, Raheem Sterling for example I don’t want to forget any wingers because there are a lot of talents.“There’s a lot of very young, promising players in England so there’s no doubt about the potential of Jadon Sancho.“His speed and body control in high speed is his main strength. Being good in big spaces and in small spaces makes you a pretty interesting player and that’s what Jadon is for sure. But the game was as much a chance to ease senior players back into the squad as it was to ingratiate some of the younger stars, like goalscorers Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster.For Sancho however, he finds himself in the rare situation of being both a senior member of the squad and still a teenager. The 19-year-old came through the Manchester City academy, before moving to Germany to gain invaluable first team experience.In the past 12 months the winger has developed into a crucial player for Lucien Favre’s side, scoring 12 times and making 14 assists. Such form has attracted the attention of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Manchester United manager reportedly keen to bring the teen to Old Trafford – if he can offload Paul Pogba.And Klopp believes the hype surrounding Sancho is fully justified.last_img read more