Father of 4 drowns during fishing trip

first_imgA father of four of Airy Hall Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) was discovered Wednesday afternoon floating in a trench.Reports are 53-year-old Latchman Persaud, called Lall, left home about 13:00h to go fishing. This publication was told that family members became worried after Persaud did not return home some four hours later. As such, relatives and close friends began searching for him. His family’s worst fears were confirmed when the man’s body was spotted floating about 17:00h in a trench in the backdam.An alarm was raised and the Police was informed. They visited the scene and the body were examined. No marks of violence were noticed. The body was taken to the Suddie Public Hospital. An autopsy will be conducted shortly. Only recently, Persaud’s nephew drowned during a picnic at the Aurora Village seawall. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

€26M FOR DONEGAL FARMERS

first_imgDinny McGinley TDFine Gael TD Dinny Mc Ginley confirmed the beginning of advance payments to farmers. A total of €26,823,264.60 will be available for farmers in Donegal.“€26,823,264.20 have begun issuing to farmers in Donegal. The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, was very aware of the need to maximise cash flow and so has ensured these payments started issuing as soon as possible,” said Deputy McGinley.“Payments to farmers under the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) Scheme also continue to issue and the initial advance of the BPS and Greening Payment, together with ANC payments, means approximately €775 million will have issued to Irish farmers under these Schemes in the last month alone. “Budget 2016 has introduced a series of agri-taxation measures including the extension of the general stock relief, stock relief for young farmers and stamp duty exemptions for young trained farmers up to the end of 2018. There will be a tax credit of €5,000 per annum for five years for farmers who transfer their land to successors over a period of time, making it easier for farms to be passed from one generation to the next. These measures make farming more attractive to younger people and to families.“Farmers in Donegal will now be able to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit of €550. It will also apply to a spouse where a couple both work on the farm. This will begin the process of tax equalisation for the self-employed and PAYE workers, including farmers.“Minister Coveney has also launched the second tranche of GLAS, the new agri-environmental scheme which replaces REPS and AEOS.“The first tranche of GLAS, which closed on 26th May this year, proved a huge success, attracting almost 27,000 applications. The second tranche will increase this to at least 35,000 and up to 40,000. The overall target for GLAS is to attract 50,000 farmers into the new scheme over its lifetime and Minister Coveney commented that it was clear that GLAS was well on its way to meeting that target. “Fine Gael is standing up for rural Ireland and last week’s budget contains an extra €109 million investment agriculture and agri-food.“The last few budgets have been hard, but they made it possible for Ireland to exit the bailout, reduce our debts, and move into a real recovery.“The top priority this year is to keep the recovery going in all parts of the country, while providing relief and better services. This budget is affordable, responsible and consistent with the Government’s plan to eliminate Government borrowing by 2018 and to promote regional economic growth, jobs and future recovery.“ €26M FOR DONEGAL FARMERS was last modified: October 20th, 2015 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)last_img read more

R23m for North West housing project

first_imgDevelopers are on site to fix poor workmanship at 35 incomplete housing units in Borolelo Ext 2 and 3, which are apart of 500 houses under construction in the area. An additional 59 units are being built in Regaile Ext 3. 26 July 2011 Mohono appealed to the municipality to speed up the identification of beneficiaries and stands for subsidy applications, as well as the approval of house designs, so the project can start immediately after its registration by the National Home Builders Registration Council. The North West provincial government has set aside R23-million for a housing development project aimed at providing decent accommodation for people living in informal settlements around the town of Koster. Provincial MEC for Human Settlements Desbo Mohono made the announcement during her meeting with the local mayor, Kim Medupi, on Monday. Identifying beneficiaries The project management team says geotechnical investigations for construction of 268 housing units at a cost of R15-million in Reagile Extension 6 and 7 have been concluded.center_img She said the housing development project for Redirile/Derby is expected to commence shortly, with 129 housing units to be built. The beneficiaries currently live in informal settlements in Reagile Township, Redirile and Derby. The project’s ultimate aim is to rid the Kgetleng River Local Municipality of informal settlements altogether. Meanwhile, the provincial department is also engaged in financial and physical audits for the 1 137 housing units completed in Reagile and 440 units in Borolelo to bring the multimillion housing development projects to closure. Mohono added that her department will assist Kgetleng Rivier Local Municipality with beneficiary house allocations and subsidy administration to ensure that the occupation of completed houses at the R51.6-million Mazista Integrated Human Settlement goes without glitches and runs concurrently with the demolition of shacks at the Skierlik informal settlement. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Keeping farm workers safe

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farming is considered one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, and the 2017 Farm Science Review (FSR) is ready to help with information to keep farm workers safe.The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Safety and Health program will offer live demonstrations during FSR, Sept. 19-21, at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio, including the following farm safety displays and demonstrations.New to the Review this year is the Farm Safety Scene, a tabletop hazard hunt depicting a farm. People can inspect the mini farm scene to determine the number of safety hazards they can find, such as mishandling farm equipment or standing in an unsafe area.The Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) project will offer a free bottle of water for completing a quick survey about chores teens are doing on the farm. SAY is a grant project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop safety and health curriculum for youth involved in agriculture. “The main goal is for youth to be involved in agriculture and to stay safe while they are working,” said Dee Jepsen, State Leader for Agricultural Safety and Health in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).Stop by the Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer) for a live demonstration on grain safety awareness at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on all three days of the Review. Grain kept in on-farm bins or at commercial grain elevators can pose a risk if employees don’t follow safe work practices. Ohio State University Extension offers training on how to avoid that scenario and what to do in an emergency.Safety gear for ATVs will be on display, featuring a newly desiged lightweight helmet and a “crush bar” that provides protection in the event the vehicle flips over. The ATV crush bar is a small, hairpin-shaped hoop that is mounted to the tow bar to prevent the operator from being pinned during a roll-over. The bar is designed to be unobtrusive and to not catch on low hanging obstacles or limit rear cargo capacity. The newly designed ATV helmet is lightweight, has ventilation ducts and lets the wearer see and hear clearly. The helmet has been recommended for occupational use with ATV’s and UTV’s.Tickets for the Review are $7 online, at OSU Extension county offices and at participating agribusinesses, and are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and under are free. More than 120,000 people typically attend the Review, an event sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. For additional information, go to fsr.osu.edu.last_img read more

PM, Gilani talks positive, encouraging: Rao

first_imgIndian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, and Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, applaud the players, prior to the start of the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between Pakistan and India in Mohali on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistan counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday had a wide wide-ranging conversation of various issues on the sidelines of World Cup semi-final encounter between the two countries at Mohali. Manmohan said India and Pakistan should put ‘our ancient animosities behind to attend to the problems of our nation’. “Both PMs have had a wide-ranging conversation of various issues relevant to both countries. Just as we spoke of a Thimpu spirit last April, it would be appropriate to say today there is a Mohali spirit. Positive and encouraging spirit was generated today,” Foreign Secretary Nirupamo Rao told reporters. The two PMs believed there was a need for more parliamentary interaction. “The dialogue process has been set in motion. It will be followed by meeting of the secretaries. We have begun with a positive agenda. The meeting today reaffirms the intention of the government to take things forward,” Rao said. “Cricket has a truly constructive spirit. Sporting contact epitomises many senses like people-to-people contact, cementing our friendship. Both the PMs spoke of importance of such exchanges between MPs. Our RS and LS chairmens have called parliamentarians’ delegation from Pakistan. It could strengthen our dialogue,” the foreign secretary said, adding, “This dialogue has come after an interim. We have a number of issues flowing from home secretaries’ meeting that we hope to follow up on. The commerce secretaries will meet next month in Islamabad and foreign secretaries will meet in the middle of this year. We’ve begun 2011 with a good augury for the future. It has reaffirmed our intention to take forward process of dialogue. The goal is to normalise relations.” Rao said the game of cricket provided the impetus for this meeting and the manner that game has been played in has provided very good examples of how things can be taken forward. “We have not forgotten 26\11. We raised this issue on the on-going talks. It’s important that there should be proper closure to it,” Rao added. While Gilani extended an invitation to Manmohan to visit Pakistan, the two PMs felt the neighbours had to engage directly with a focus on development, economic and health issues. Both the PMs sought a spirit to address challenges to find solutions to the problems, Rao said. Manmohan said at the dinner he hosted for Gilani that India and Pakistan ‘should put our ancient animosities behind to attend to the problems of our nation’. “We have the will to persevere – we have the will to overcome. We should be working together to find cooperative solutions. We need permanent reconciliation to live together in dignity and honour,” said the PM, reiterating the need for an atmosphere free of violence. Gilani shared this sentiment. Political level contacts has a very positive impact on the relationship, the two felt. Both the PMs spoke about how good sporting contacts are between the two countries and ‘we would like sporting contests’. Geelani said that he would like the Indian team to visit Pakistan.The sense of the situation was that both nations will have to address each other directly. There will be challenges and opportunities.advertisementlast_img read more

StealthGas to Add Two LPG Units to Its Fleet

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: StealthGas LPG shipping company StealthGas has reached agreements to expand its fleet with the acquisition of two vessels.Namely, the company concluded a deal to purchase a new 11,000 cbm pressurized vessel, its largest pressurized ship to-date. The unit is scheduled to be delivered from a Japanese shipyard in 2021.Additionally, the shipowner, together with its joint venture partner, took delivery of a secondhand 38,000 cbm fully refrigerated LPG ship. The vessel in question is the 2007-built Eco Nebula that is already fixed on a six-month time charter.With the latest addition, the company’s recently established joint venture scheme now counts five vessels. Four out of the five units are currently on time charter contracts.The acquisitions marked the company’s expansion into new areas of LPG, according to Michael Jolliffe, StealthGas Chairman, said in the second quarter of 2019 conference call.“With these deals, our company further strengthens its presence across the LPG size spectrum. We felt the timing was right to diversify our revenue stream, whilst remaining in the LPG segment, in which we have gained significant expertise across the years.“It is with no doubt that the smaller LPG pressurized market will always remain our core activity, but we felt we should expand our activity especially now that the broader LPG transportation market looks so promising.”During the second quarter ended June 30, 2019, StealthGas delivered a net loss of USD 0.2 million, compared to a net loss of USD 0.4 million reported in the same period a year earlier.Revenues for the quarter amounted to USD 34.1 million, decreasing by 21.4% from USD 43.4 million seen in the second quarter of 2018, mainly as a result of the strategic reduction of the company’s owned fleet by ten vessels, one less charter-in vessel and reduced revenue as a result of the weak Asian spot market.last_img read more