What is the point of the Amendment?

first_imgDear Editor,With regard to President David Granger unilaterally selecting Justice (rtd) James Patterson as GECOM Chairman without furnishing reasons for rejecting three lists submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, questions need to be asked as to what criteria President David Granger used in rejecting the three lists.Without furnishing reason/s for rejecting the lists, how is anyone going to be able to know whether the President acted rationally or irrationally?The whole point of the Amendment (Article 161) from what existed before was to prevent the President from unilaterally selecting the GECOM Chairman, which the President has done anyway.What, then, is the point of the Amendment, other than for decorative purposes?Yours faithfullySean Orilast_img

WATCH: Long-term Arsenal and Liverpool target stars with two goals against PSG

first_imgLong-term Liverpool and Arsenal attacking target Andre-Pierre Giganc starred for Marseille on Sunday, although his side eventually succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to PSG in Le Classique.The 29-year-old took his tally to 20 goals in all competitions this season with a clinical brace in a damaging home defeat at the Stade Velodrome in their bid for the Ligue 1 title.Gignac opened the scoring with a powerful header, before scoring again just before half time to secure a 2-1 lead for the hosts at the break.Goals from Blaise Matuidi, Marquinhos and Jeremy Morel’s own goal, however, meant reigning champions PSG leapfrogged Lyon to the Ligue 1 summit.last_img

Job Vacancy: Wholesale fruit & vegetable company seek administrator

first_imgAn exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated person with clerical/numerical skills to join a fast moving accounts team in a busy wholesale company.Duties/Skills include:Updating of data with stock analysisLiaising with other departmentsCash in-take and inputIntrastat compliance Required:Computer literacy especially Excel.Knowledge of Sage Line 50 an advantage but not necessaryStrong communication and excellent organisational skillsImmediate startPlease send CV’s to foylefruitdeirdre@outlook.com.Closing date: March 1, 2019Job Vacancy: Wholesale fruit & vegetable company seek administrator was last modified: February 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Cross border jobsDerrydonegalFoyle fruitsJob Vacancyjobslast_img read more


first_imgIt’s all systems go for Letterkenny AC’s annual 5K turkey trot which takes take place on Sunday, December 2nd at 11.30 am.The race, which will be held in association with United Health Group, will be run over the popular inter-firms course.The ten runners who run closest to their predicted times will win a turkey. Entry fee is eight euro and remember, watches are strictly forbidden! Looking ahead to the race, Letterkenny AC Chairman, Brendan McDaid said he was hopeful of a good turnout.“It’s been a few months since there’s been a road race locally and with the weather forecast good for Sunday, we are confident of that the race will attract a large entry,” he commented.Registrations will be taken at Aura from 10 am.ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE LETTERKENNY AC TURKEY TROT was last modified: December 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letetrkenny ACturkey trotlast_img read more


first_imgULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE CUP FINALDrumkeen united              3Letterkenny Rovers       5  Letterkenny  Rovers defeated Drumkeen United in the final of the Ulster Senior League Cup after a 8 goal thriller in Bonagee on Sunday. With the game all square after 90 minutes, Rovers dominated the extra time period and eventually won the game 5-3.The teams went in at half time a goal apiece. Drumkeen took the lead through Conar Carlin but Rovers equalised through Jamie Doherty. Letterkenny Rovers then  scored two goals without reply midway through the second half from  Davitt Walsh and Glenn Hamilton.But to Drumkeen’s  credit they never gave up and were rewarded when first Carlin scored and with time running out ,Richie Moore scored to send the game into extra time. Into  extra time and Rovers dominated the period and scored in either half thanks to strikes from Chris Malseed and a second goal from Davitt Walsh. SOCCER: LETTERKENNY ROVERS WIN LEAGUE CUP FINAL was last modified: July 30th, 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:SOCCER: LETTERKENNY ROVERS WIN LEAGUE CUP FINALlast_img read more


first_imgKarl-Heinz Riedle with CRUIT ISLAND golf captain Gerard Dickey.Former Liverpool and Werder Bremen striker Karl-Heinz Riedle was completely blown away by the beauty of CRUIT ISLAND golf course on his visit to Donegal this weekend.Riedle who won the World Cup with Germany in 1990 was stunned at the beauty of the scenic golf venue which is located in the Rosses area of Donegal.Riedle was joined by a group of his friends on their Irish golfing trip, and they all participated in the club’s OPEN WEEK which was held over the weekend. CRUIT ISLAND captain Gerard Dickey revealed that the former German star was blown away by the beauty of the golf course and its scenic backdrop.Dickey revealed the OPEN WEEK was a huge success and that Riedle and his friends mixed brilliantly with all members over the weekend.Dickey told Donegal Daily, “I’m a huge football fan, and I remember Karl-Heinz from the great German side that won the World Cup in 1990.“Obviously in Ireland we have fond memories of Italia 90 and we’ve all been reminiscing about them again as we look back on them twenty-five years later. “Germany won the World Cup, and I remember thinking Karl-Heinz was a brilliant, powerful striker.“We were delighted to see him and his friends participate in the OPEN WEEK and they all had a superb time.“Karl-Heinz told me how he was struck by the rugged beauty of CRUIT and said it was one of the most beautiful golf courses he’d ever played on.Dickey revealed Karl-Heinz and his group of friends are touring around Donegal as part of a golfing holiday, but said some were nursing sore heads after a great night in the clubhouse.Dickey added , “The lads are doing a tour and said they absolutely love Donegal, they were very complimentary not only about the beauty of Donegal but also about how friendly everybody was. “They mixed great with everybody and we had a great night on Saturday, although when I seen them on Sunday they were less energetic than they were the night before.GERMAN WORLD CUP WINNER BLOWN AWAY BY BEAUTY OF DONEGAL GOLF COURSE was last modified: June 22nd, 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:Cruit IslandgolfKarl-Heinz RiedlenewsOpen weekSportlast_img read more

UK energy scheme uses SA wind turbine

first_img5 October 2012South African wind turbine company Kestrel Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of battery manufacturer Eveready, was awarded United Kingdom certification for its small wind turbine in August, and the turbine will be used for the UK’s feed-in tariff (Fit) scheme.The Kestrel e400nb 3.5kW turbine is the first of its kind to receive approval from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).MCS is an independent product certification scheme that is supported by the UK Government’s energy and climate change department and the MCS Steering Group.The Fit scheme allows UK citizens who own wind turbines to be paid for the electricity it produces.“The Kestrel e400nb is rated at 3.5kW and being a high quality machine, has a mass of 250kg with a blade rotor diameter of four metres,” Kestrel said in a statement.“The electricity supply is preferentially wind power and any shortfall during peak demand is supplied by the grid. The end users’ energy bill is therefore reduced by the amount of wind energy harvested.”As a result of the MCS certification, the Kestrel wind turbine has also been conditionally registered in the United States with the North American Small Wind Certification Council.“The US government and state incentives to install wind energy in the US include tax credits, interest-free loans and Fit schemes,” Kestrel said.“The MCS certification is also cited by many European countries as a benchmark of robust quality, performance and safety.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

SA ‘explorer’ for National Geographic

first_img22 August 2013 Palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger from the Institute for Human Evolution at South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has been named an explorer-in- residence for US magazine National Geographic. Berger is renowned for his discovery of the most complete early hominin fossils discovered, Australopithecus sediba, at the Malapa cave at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in Gauteng. “The explorers-in-residence programme was created to enhance National Geographic’s long-standing relationship with some of the world’s best explorers and scientists,” the magazine said. “Our explorers’ groundbreaking discoveries fuel the kind of critical information, conservation initiatives and compelling stories that are the trademark of the National Geographic Society.” Berger will continue his work at Malapa as an explorer – leading one of the largest palaeontological projects of over 100 scientists studying fossils. “We’ll be opening excavations again at the Malapa site and creating a virtual online laboratory where people from around the world can observe and interact with the preparation of early-human fossils,” Berger said. “We’ll also be developing an exploration academy to impart basic and advanced skills in exploration sciences to the next generation of explorers.” Berger was awarded the National Geographic Society’s first Prize for Research and Exploration in 1997 and has written over 200 papers, several of which have been awarded “top science stories of the year” by Time, Scientific American and Discover magazines. “Lee Berger perfectly embodies the new age of exploration that the National Geographic Society is celebrating in its 125th year,” said Mission Programs’ executive vice-president, Terry Garcia. Mission Programs is run by National Geographic and offers conservation, research and exploration grants; the explorer programme falls under it. “We’re honoured to have the chance to work directly with this dynamic explorer who is a pioneer in his field,” Garcia said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Big crops in 2016 pushing need to boost demand

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The USDA weekly crop progress report of Nov. 7 had the U.S. corn harvest at 86% while the soybean harvest was 93% complete. Ohio was at a very similar pace that showed corn harvest at 81% with soybeans at 95% complete. The five-year average harvest pace for Ohio had corn harvest at 67% and soybean harvest at 85%. The fantastic harvest weather since early October had Ohio’s producers experiencing very few delays due to rain events. In fact, the weather has been pretty much one of a prolonged trend of normal to above normal temperatures with below normal rainfall. It allowed those producers planting wheat to get it sowed timely during the first two weeks of October. Then for many, rains followed within seven to 10 days, pushing wheat to a fantastic early start with fields a deep green, bringing smiles to producers. Unfortunately, with world wheat stocks at record levels, wheat prices are in the tank as they continue to trade at 10-year lows. For many in Ohio, wheat prices for new crop 2017 wheat are near the $4.30 mark, certainly nothing to be excited about. Those that can double crop soybeans following wheat will certainly be well pleased with the 30 to 40 bushels per acre many experienced with double crop soybeans in 2016.The Nov. 9 USDA supply and demand report proved to be bearish as corn and soybean production, yields, and ending stocks were all above trader expectations. USDA put U.S. corn production at 15.226 billion bushels and the yield at 175.3 bushels per acre. Both are at new record levels. Corn ending stocks rose 83 million bushels from October, now at 2.403 billion bushels. Corn is flirting near the critical ending stock number of 2.5 billion bushels. That kind of a number often brings about negative price thoughts that can last for months. Demand for corn is above levels of last year. All eyes will continue to watch U.S. corn exports in the months ahead, now at 2.15 billion bushels. It will be crucial to watch since those exports were lowered 100 million bushels last month. December CBOT corn currently has a contract low of $3.1475. For much of this fall it traded in a sideways range of $3.30 to $3.60.USDA estimated U.S. soybean production at 4.361 billion bushels with a yield of 52.5 bushels per acre. Ending stocks are at 480 million bushels, up 85 million bushels from the October report. Both U.S. corn and soybean production and yields are at record levels this year. The U.S. soybean yield has risen every month since the actual field reports began with the August report. At that time USDA estimated the soybean yield at 48.9 bushels per acre. It should be no surprise that the U.S. soybean yield in November was up 7% or 3.6 bushels from August. The 2016 soybean production year has been compared to 1994 with similar weather patterns. In 1994 the November yield compared to August rose 11%.Grain producers, especially soybeans, are being treated to a new news event. No, it is not the election of Donald Trump as President. Rather, it comes from China. On Friday, Nov. 11, grain markets watched with anxiety and surprise all at the same time. That day January 2017 CBOT soybeans closed at $9.86, down 12 cents, and near the lows for the month of November. News that the Chinese government had capped speculation on the trading of commodities in China aided the day’s decline. Rumor had it that China had forced a large fund to liquidate large long soybean positions as the fund exceeded position limits. More details will certainly be seen in coming months.With harvest quickly coming to a halt as of mid-November, harvest selling pressure is now behind us. Producers seemed to be willing to sell soybeans this harvest season to give them operating funds. They are holding quite a bit of of corn in anticipation of prices hopefully moving near the $4 mark in coming months. In the near-term the market will continue to focus on record production and less on record demand.last_img read more