Women Farmers to Get Awareness on Climate Change

first_imgIn an effort to combat climate change in the country, at least 75 female farmers from two districts in Gbarpolu County are expected tomorrow to commence a two-day climate change adaptation sensitization training.The expected exercise is under the auspices of a local NGO “Good Neighbor Women Empowerment” in collaboration with the Climate Change Adaptation Agriculture Project (CCAAP) of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA).The Assistant Minister for Technical Services at the MoA, Chea Garley made the disclosure to the Daily Observer Farmer Desk Monday, January 12, in Fendell, outside Monrovia.Minister Garley stated that the awareness campaign is intended to provide knowledge to farmers on how to cope with climate change effects.He explained that farmers in Gbarpolu County are experiencing the effect of climate change in crops production.“Climate change is not a strange happening for farmers but it is the coping mechanism knowledge that farmers lack.He said that it seriously undermines growth in the agricultural sector, so there is need that farmers get awareness.According to Minister Gurley in order for farmers to overcome the impact of climate change, the current farming practices carried out by them must be changed.“To ensure that farmers improve in agriculture, the MoA is encouraging farmers to prioritize lowland crop development.He said that such agricultural practices will help to increase the production of food in the country.The MOA CCAAP was established in 2011 with an assistance from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to enhance the resilience to climate change by mainstreaming adaptation concerns in development of the agriculture sector.The project is a vehicle for implementing priority interventions identified in Liberia’s national adaptation program of action for the agriculture sector.It is a four-year project now piloting in Grand Gedeh and Bong Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Scientific Gears Up for Album Release

first_imgRapper ScientificScientific, arguably one of Liberia’s best rappers, is gearing up to drop his highly anticipated debut album ‘Best of Scientific.’The rapper’s debut album, which has been long in the making, is expect to be released on November 27 on iTunes , Spotify, Amazon and other sites.The 20-track album comes with genres ranging from hip-hop, R&B, Afrobeat and features artists like Sarkodie, Castro, Jayso and the late Quincy B.The album also comes with a few new songs and previous fan favorites. Most of the old featured tracks are award-winning songs.The ‘Best of Scientific’ is a mix-album addressing issues from politics to poverty, race and everyday life activities. The album is coming as a relief for Scientific who, as a rap legend and national treasure that is celebrated as one of the greatest rappers of all time in Liberia due to his unique flow and content, has not been able to drop an album despite teasing fans for a long time about it.“This is definitely a relief for me especially as an artist of such legendary stature who not a day passes without a loyal fan requesting for an album. They have been hungry for so long and I’m happy they will be getting their long awaiting desire. The date is set and nothing will change,” Scientific said.All singles from the 20-track album including songs like ‘Da News There?’ ‘Rotate’ and ‘Ticket to Ride’ will come along with videos. And the response coming from fans for the album is great as they cannot wait to grab a copy. ‘Best of Scientific’ is indeed an album to grab a hold of.And now that Scientific is set to drop his album, it appears that things are now moving for the artist in the right direction since he traveled to the US for his tour.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Elderly woman attempts suicide, pulled from trench by PPP MP

first_imgEighty-two-year old Bibi Zahora, called “Betty”, of Cotton Tree Village, West Berbice, attempted to take her own life at around 14:50hrs on Sunday, and had to be pulled from a trench in Cotton Tree Village by People’s Progressive Party/CivicBibi Zahora(PPP/C) Member of Parliament(MP) Harry Gill.Gill reportedly heard a loud splash in the Latino Canal at Cotton Tree, and upon investigating saw the elderly woman struggling and screaming in the water. He quickly ran over to the canal and pulled her to safety.The distraught woman was heard repeating over and over, “Me a throw myself there to dead and me nah a dead to…God nah a tek me life. You nah know my punishment and my pain, night and day…my children don’t visit me…”Ranks of the Blairmont Police Station were called, and the woman was taken into custody as officers began investigating the incident.last_img read more

Promise of stable electricity for Essequibo Coast short-lived

first_img…Region without electricity days after $1.8B power plant commissionedResidents on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are faced once again with constant power outages just one day after the commissioning of a $1.8 billion power plant at Anna Regina.The new power plant at Anna ReginaThe multibillion-dollar plant was commissioned by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and other Government officials over the weekend. At the commissioning, the Prime Minister boasted that with the new power plant, there will be stable and reliable flow of electricity.However, mere hours after the launch, the entire Essequibo Coast was plunged into darkness. At that time, residents thought it was just a changeover but they remained without electricity. On Monday and Tuesday, the situation worsened with the electricity fluctuating all day.At the commissioning ceremony, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson told the gathering that the three generators that were installed are new and have a lifespan of over 20 years. He also promised that they will now receive a more stable and reliable flow of electricity.The long overdue 5.4-megawatt power station was commissioned on Saturday.In 2017 and 2018, residents living along the Essequibo Coast were plagued by a series of nonstop power outages, which affected persons throughout the region. At the time, residents had said they had lost faith in the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) which they said was incapable of ending their woes.In 2018, only two of the five standby generators at the Anna Regina Power Station were functional. As such, engineers are appointed to work on a 24-hour shift.It was related that residents have been affected by this issue, which is a major inconvenience. Additionally, the business community in the region had complained about the significant losses which are incurred, since frozen items thaw and spoil. Further, this publication was told at the time there was a heavy cost attached to running individual standby generators and the high fuel prices were adding to the burden of residents, as well as the wider business community.In August 2018, the Essequibo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) had called on Government to intervene to alleviate the blackout situation since residents, especially the business sector, expressed their fear of losing millions of dollars in cool storage items.ECCI President, Suean Seewnarayan had told Guyana Times that the commerce in the region was collapsing due to the poor service offered by GPL. She revealed that businesses were dumping products and those who have standby generators are pumping thousands of dollars into fuel and maintenance costs.The Chamber had said Government was silent on the very important issue.last_img read more

Swindon ready to sign French midfielder following successful trial

first_img1 Swindon Town are in talks to sign Fabien Robert, brother of former Newcastle star Laurent, following an impressive trial spell.The 26-year-old midfielder, who is without a club having left Lorient this summer, has impressed during the Robins’ pre-season campaign.Robert has 57 Ligue 1 outings to his name and has also played in the English Championship during a 2012 loan spell at Doncaster, during which he scored twice in 13 outings.And now he looks set for a permanent move to England with Swindon keen on offering him a contract at the County Ground. Fabien Robert last_img

Arsenal and Tottenham blow! Top summer target signs new Borussia Dortmund contract

first_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Highly-sought after striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new long-term contract with Borussia Dortmund, snubbing interest from a host of top European and Premier League clubs.The 26-year-old Gabon star was linked with moves to Arsenal and Tottenham this summer on the back of a prolific season for the German outfit, netting 25 goals in all competitions.Liverpool were also thought to be chasing the rapid forward, who still had three years remaining on his previous contract.However, the Bundesliga giants were determined to keep hold of their star man and decided to “prematurely extend” his deal to fend off potential suitors, with Aubameyang penning a new five-year deal, committing to the club until 2020.“I’m absolutely delighted that the next years of my career will be spent at Borussia Dortmund,” said the forward, who arrived at the Westfalenstadion for just £10million from French side St Etienne in 2013“I feel very happy at the club, in this team and in this city. BVB has become like a second home to me. Every part of me wants to be here and I have never wanted to leave.”Sporting Director Michael Zorc added: “Auba has developed outstandingly. We are very happy that we have been able to tie him down to a long-term contract.” 1last_img read more

FREE CINEMA TICKETS FOR CRAZY TUESDAY!

first_imgWe have a batch of FOUR tickets to any show for the Eclipse Cinema in Lifford to give away for FREE!All you have to do is to answer the following question and email the answer with your phone number to info@eclipsecinemas.comThe question is – what price is a ticket on Crazy Tuesday? Best of luck and enjoy your evening at Eclipse Cinemas in Lifford.  FREE CINEMA TICKETS FOR CRAZY TUESDAY! was last modified: August 26th, 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) Tags:Eclipse Cinemasfree ticketsLiffordlast_img read more

Kings’ quiet man lets his game do the talking

first_imgJeremy Roenick and Craig Conroy both talk a better game, but Pavol Demitra, the most subdued and passive of the Kings’ new additions, has the potential to make the biggest impact this season. For the second time in as many home games, Demitra scored the decisive goal, albeit in more dramatic fashion this time, as he beat Minnesota goaltender Manny Fernandez with a wrist shot 3:31 into overtime to lift the Kings to a 2-1 victory Sunday before 17,275 at Staples Center. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 No problem. Demitra, who came under mild criticism during training camp for his perceived reluctance to shoot, had no such problems after the Kings completed a crucial penalty kill early in overtime. Conroy controlled the puck just inside the blue line and nudged the puck to his right into an open space for Demitra, who came flying across the line and into the slot and beat Fernandez with a wrist shot. “I just got a puck and tried to beat a guy,” Demitra said, with typical understatement. “(Conroy) went to the net and I got an open lane. I had speed and he saw me and went for it. It was a great play by him.” The Wild put forth a strong effort, especially considering they played the night before in Phoenix, and the Jacques Lemaire-coached team put forth a typically strong defensive effort. Despite a poor start that drew the ire of coach Andy Murray, the Kings rebounded well and mostly played with discipline. They took only one penalty in each of the first two periods, but things nearly unraveled. “The bigger the moment, the more it seems he wants to be in the game,” Luc Robitaille said of Demitra, who also scored the Kings’ third and final goal Thursday. When the Kings signed Demitra, who had led St. Louis in scoring in six of the previous eight seasons, to a three-year, $13.5 million contract, it was with the hope that he would form a dynamic combination with his countryman, Ziggy Palffy. But Palffy spurned the Kings to join Pittsburgh. With just under five minutes remaining in the third period, a scrum developed in front of the Kings’ net. Minnesota forward Wes Walz stabbed at the puck while it was under the arm of Kings goaltender Mathieu Garon and appeared to push it over the line, but a video review was inconclusive. “I guess common sense doesn’t mean anything there,” Walz said. “I didn’t see the replay, but common sense will tell you that if the glove and the arm are behind the goal line, there’s a pretty good chance the puck is underneath it,” Garon said he was aware of where the puck was at all times, and it went down as one of his 24 saves, an aesthetically better performance than the one he turned in Wednesday, when he allowed five goals. This time, the Kings didn’t spend a significant portion of the game killing penalties, and Garon didn’t face nearly as many tough scoring chances. “This is the kind of game you want to play” Garon said. “We were more disciplined, so when it got to the third period and overtime, we had more energy.” The Kings trailed when Walz scored seven minutes into the game, but Eric Belanger tied the game three minutes into the second period. Kings forward Michael Cammalleri was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game, as the Kings, unsure how Mattias Norstrom would fare in his first game back, dressed seven defensemen. 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

Men’s Tennis Returns To Roger Knapp Tennis Center, Saturday

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team returns to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center Saturday for a doubleheader. The Bulldogs will face off against No. 35 Old Dominion at 11 a.m. and then they will take on UMKC at 6 p.m. After the doubleheader Saturday, Drake hosts another double-header on April 14 against Wichita State at 10 a.m. and Valparaiso at 5 p.m. Print Friendly Version UMKC is on a three-game winning streak after hosting a three-day event last weekend, but they have struggled on the road with only two wins in ten matches. UMKC has four separate players with eight singles wins, led by Airam Castellano who has the best record at 8-5. Castellano and another eight-win singles player, Alex Pozo, are the team’s leading doubles pair with a record of 9-4. Old Dominion is currently the No. 35 team in the nation, and Junior Aziz Kijametovic is a big part of their success. Kijametovic is the No. 89 singles player nationally, in addition to a No. 73 ranking with his doubles partner Francois Musitelli. The Monarchs have won six straight meets, including a 4-0 win over Middle Tennessee. The match against Drake will be their eighth straight match on the road.center_img The Bulldogs lost their last match 4-2 on the road against Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders won the first two doubles matches, which put them up 1-0. Drake fought hard in the singles portion of the meet, but couldn’t pull ahead of Middle Tennessee. Ben Clark was the first Bulldog to get a point with a 6-4, 6-4 win. Barney Thorold won the other point for Drake despite dropping the first set 6-2. Ben Clark’s win put his singles win total at 13, which is the best on the team. Not far behind is Tom Hands, who dropped his singles match after taking an early lead, with 12 wins.last_img read more

‘Out of this World’ Halloween happenings in Derry and Strabane

first_imgDonegal people looking for spooktacular Halloween celebrations this year won’t have far to go as Derry and Strabane promise to host a party that’s ‘Out of this World’. The City and District are planning a party like no other as it marks the 30th anniversary of their Halloween festivities.The official “best Halloween destination in the world” is gearing itself up for the best celebration yet with a packed programme of events and activities for revellers of all ages to enjoy and participate in. Among the key highlights of the festival include a welcome return of the Awakening of the Walls when the ancient City Walls will come to life with music, animation and light, creating a realm of fantasy fire and flame from Friday 28 to Sunday 30th October from 6-8pm each night.Other highlights include spooky Gothic organ recitals at the Guildhall on the evening of Sunday 30 October, terrifying haunted tours at the Tower Museum, Weird and Wonderful Witches Tales at the Guildhall, a Halloween panto at Strabane’s Alley Theatre, Monstrous Halloween workshops and Storytelling at Strabane Community Library and family entertainment including mask making workshops and arts and crafts at the Craft Village.New to this year is a Made in Derry Halloween focused food tour on Saturday 29 October from 12-4pm where you can adorn your favourite Halloween costume and eat and drink your way around the city centre and sample delights from over 30 different food and drink producers and venues.On Halloween night Monday 31 October, both Derry and Strabane will host an evening of fun and entertainment when the City of Bones Street Carnival Parade will make its way along Derry’s Queen’s Quay from 7pm followed by a fabulous Fireworks Finale at 8pm, while in Strabane, the Upper Main Street car park will be transformed into a family friendly fun area from 7-8.30pm and a fireworks display over the River Mourne at 8pm. Every year, the crowds are bigger, the music gets louder and the costumes get more creative making it an unforgettable experience for all who attend. So book now for a Halloween that’s simply ‘Out of this World!’. For more info go to www.derrystrabane.com/Halloween‘Out of this World’ Halloween happenings in Derry and Strabane was last modified: October 12th, 2016 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)last_img read more