GA-FDD seizes 90 bags of flour

first_img…as entity clamps down on illegal repackagingThe Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has seized close to 90 bags of flour from several shops and supermarkets on the East Coast of Demerara and Georgetown. Reports are the seizures were part of its ongoing campaign to clamp down on the repackaging of the staple under unhealthy conditions. During the campaign, the GA-FDD inspectors visited several retail entities in Georgetown and on the lower East Coast corridor, where the repackaging practice is said to be prevalent.The Food and Drug Department was keen to note that this practice violates the country’s Food and Drug Act (Chapter 34:03) as well as Section (18) (1) of the Food and Drug Regulations and Part (6) (2) of the 1971 Food and Drugs Act.As such, importers and distributors who persist in repackaging under insanitary conditions will leave the department “with no other alternative than to rescind their licenses/permits to repackage and/or import wheaten flour in 45kg bags,” the GA-FDD warned.It was observed that these stores usually repackage the flour and offer it for sale in unlabelled plastic bags.However, the GA-FDD advised the public to only purchase flour that is in properly-labelled bags to help protect their health and safety.The agency also committed to conducting similar exercises across the country. “Similar exercises will be conducted nationwide by enforcers of the National Food and Safety Control Committee who will be authorised to carry out the implement action against wrongdoers in their respective regions,” the food and drug agency said.In January this year, the Department had warned that Daflon 500mg tablets are being counterfeited and circulated in the local market.While the original pills are sold in a white box with blue borders and contains sixty 500mg tablets that are further divided into four silver blister packs, each containing fifteen tablets, the counterfeited/fake product is sold in a white box with no border and contains sixty 500mg tablets that are further divided into six silver with blue blister packs, each containing ten tablets.Last September the GA-FDD urged consumers to make complaints against unauthentic products sold to them.According to the Director of the Department, Marlon Cole, there is an increased need for monitoring of supermarkets, especially with the recent incident where the popular milk powder was being relabelled.In January 2018 the GA-FDD said it will be moving to take legal actions against persons or businesses who are selling fake products on the local market.His statement was made after reports surfaced that a Bourda, Georgetown grocery store had sold a woman fake milk powder.last_img read more

Stabroek Block holds 2 billion barrels of recoverable oil

first_img…as Govt decides to formally hand ExxonMobil Production Licence – Trotman    The Stabroek Basin offshore Guyana, where exploration activities are currently underway, holds potentially 2 billion barrels of recoverable oil, and the exploring companies, including ExxonMobil, are slated to make a formal announcement in the coming days.It was also announced that Government has taken a decision to give ExxonMobil and its partners a formal Production Licence, after approving the Liza Phase 1 Development plan.Stena Carron, the drillship used for drilling in the Stabroek blockThe announcements were made on Thursday evening by Minister of Natural Resources (MNRE) Raphael Trotman, as members of the National Assembly gathered to consider the second reading of the Petroleum Commission of Guyana Bill.Delivering his preamble to the debate on the Petroleum Bill – meant in part to create the Petroleum Commission – Minister Trotman recalled for the House the significant discovery made by ExxonMobil and its partners, as announced back in May 2015.Since that discovery, Trotman told the House, the MNRE has been able to assess the quantum and value of that find at the Liza Well, which is said to contain a minimum of some 800 million barrels, and possibly a maximum of 1.4 billion barrels.He said, too, that the companies have continued exploration activities, making two further discoveries. Here he pre-empted the expected announcement that the Stabroek Block has since been re-evaluated to be holding some 2 billion barrels of oil.“You may read about it in the news tomorrow…it is likely to make the news in the morning,” he said.According to Minister Trotman, the other international operators in Guyana have signalled their intention to continue with exploration activities.Only recently, one such operator – Tullow — operating in the Orinduik block, indicated that it would be scaling-up its exploration activities to encompass its entire concession.In making the announcement, Trotman was adamant that ever since May 2015, Government, through the Ministry of Natural Resources and other ministries, such as Finance, Public Infrastructure, Business and Agriculture, have been working for first oil.“We have had support from the Commonwealth Secretariat, Oceanic and Natural Resources Division.”He said, too, Government has drafted an Upstream and Local Content Policy in anticipation of the start of production in 2020.Trotman was at the time piloting the Petroleum Bill which he asked to be sent to a Special Select Committee for further consultationsOn the matter of the Production Licence to be handed to ExxonMobil. The Minister recalled for the members of the House that ExxonMobil had submitted its development plans and its application for licence back in December 2016.“Government indicated a few weeks ago (that) it is prepared to give licence,” Trotman declared.He said Government has since formally taken the decision to issue that licence, and that this move was based on advice proffered by world renowned experts that have reviewed the application.The Natural Resources Ministry as an “important milestone” towards the first phase of oil production at the Liza field offshore Guyana.Following the approval of the Production Licence and environmental permit, it is expected that ExxonMobil and co-venturers Nexen and Hess will make a final investment decision on the Liza Phase 1 development.Meanwhile, in a separate process, the Guyana Environmental Protection Agency issued the Liza field environmental permit on June 1. The environmental permit ensures that the environment is protected through the lifecycle of the project.The Liza Phase 1 development plan includes completion of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel designed to produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day.last_img read more

Dissidents in Myanmar appear to lose hope

first_imgYANGON, Myanmar – Die-hard protesters waved the peacock flag of the crushed pro-democracy movement on a solitary march Saturday through the eerily quiet streets of Myanmar’s largest city, where many dissidents said they were resigned to defeat without international intervention. Housewives and shop owners taunted troops but quickly disappeared into alleyways. According to diplomats briefed by witnesses, residents of three neighborhoods blocked soldiers from entering the monasteries in a crackdown on Buddhist monks, who led the largest in a month of demonstrations. The soldiers left threatening to return with reinforcements. The top U.N. envoy on Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, arrived in the country but many protesters said they were seeing a repeat of the global reaction to a 1988 pro-democracy uprising, when the world stood by as protesters were gunned down in the streets. “Gambari is coming, but I don’t think it will make much of a difference,” said one hotel worker, who like other residents asked not to be named, fearing retaliation. “We have to find a solution ourselves.” Soldiers and police were posted on almost all corners in the cities of Yangon and Mandalay. Shopping malls, grocery stores and public parks were closed and few people dared to venture out of their homes. A young woman who took part in a massive demonstration in Yangon on Thursday said she didn’t think “we have any more hope to win.” She was separated from her boyfriend when police broke up the protest by firing into crowds and has not seen him since. “The monks are the ones who give us courage,” she said. Most of the clerics are now besieged in their monasteries behind locked gates and barbed wire. Gambari was taken immediately to Naypyitaw, the remote, bunker-like capital where the country’s military leaders are based. The White House urged the junta to allow him to have access to Aung San Suu Kyi – the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who is under house arrest – and ordinary Myanmar residents. The demonstrations began last month as people angry over massive fuel price hikes took to the streets – then mushroomed into the tens of thousands after the monks began marching. The junta, which has a long history of snuffing out dissent, started cracking down Wednesday, when the first of at least 10 deaths was reported, and then let loose on Thursday, shooting into a crowd of protesters and clubbing them with batons. The crackdown triggered an unprecedented verbal flaying of Myanmar’s generals from almost every corner of the world – even some criticism from No. 1 ally China. But little else that might stay the junta’s heavy hand is seen in the foreseeable future. The United States, which exercises meager leverage, froze any assets that 14 Myanmar leaders may have in U.S. financial institutions and prohibited American citizens from doing business with them. The leaders, including Than Shwe, are believed to have few if any such connections. The United Nations has compiled a lengthy record of failure in trying to broker reconciliation between the junta and Suu Kyi. Gambari has been snubbed and sometimes barred from entry by the ruling State Peace and Development Council, as the ruling junta is formally known. The United States, Japan and others have turned a hopeful eye on China – Myanmar’s biggest trading partner – as the most likely outside catalyst for change. But China, India and Russia do not seem prepared to go beyond words in their dealings with the junta, ruling out sanctions as they jostle for a chance to get at Myanmar’s bountiful and largely untapped natural resources, especially its oil and gas.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

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 12th AugustCongratulations: The Opel GAA All Stars announced last week that Ryan Bradley has been selected as the GAA Football Player of the Month for July. The Buncrana player has been awarded by his fellow-county players for the outstanding individual contribution he has made in Donegal’s championship encounters throughout the past month. Not only did Bradley help Donegal secure a place in the All-Ireland semi-final, he also contributed to Donegal’s Ulster Championship victory against Down. Ryan returned to club training on Tuesday night following the Kerry game and put in another excellent performance on Saturday past in the league. Congratulations Ryan and best of luck in the upcoming Semi-Final against Cork. All-Ireland Football Semi-Final: There is a real buzz around the county about the upcoming All-Ireland Semi-Final, when Donegal will attempt to go one step further than last year’s campaign by defeating 2010 All-Ireland Champions Cork. Many Buncrana Gaels will no doubt make the pilgrimage south to GAA Headquarters again to support Ryan and the rest of the lads. Please note that ticket orders will be taken on Tuesday 14th between 6.00pm and 8.30pm at the Scarvey.Senior Football: The Senior footballers resumed league action on Saturday evening when they faced Burt at the Scarvey. The first half was a close affair with neither side managing to dominate possession. Buncrana went in at half-time with a one point lead, thanks in part to scores from Ryan Bradley, Kevin Treacy and Adrian Doherty. In the second half Buncrana began to dominate in Midfield and attack in numbers, with Calvin Jones particularly impressive. Further scores were added by Adrian Doherty, Ryan Bradley, Oisin Doherty, Peter McLaughlin, Christopher McDermott and a goal from full forward Kevin Treacy. Buncrana will be satisfied with the overall performance but will be aware that there is further room for improvement over the coming weeks leading into the Intermediate Championship. Final Score: Buncrana 1-17 Burt 0-11. The Senior Reserves also recorded a victory, with good performances from Stephen McGonigle, Bruce Waldron, Anthony McGonagle and Gareth porter who 4 great points. Final Score: Buncrana 1-10 Burt 0-11.Buncrana GAA Annual BBQ: The Annual Buncrana GAA BBQ takes place on Saturday 18th August @ The Scarvey from 8 til’ late. ADM €5. Music by Palomino and Mickey & Charlie. Lamb on the spit, Charity Challenge (Wax, Shave or Dye) & Fundraising draw for All Ireland Semi Final Tickets, signed Donegal Jersey’s & Luxury Food Hamper take place on the night. A great nights craic guaranteed, everyone very welcome. Strictly over 18’s.Buncrana GAA Charity Challenge & Fundraising Draw: Some of the Club & Community’s bravest souls will be putting their vanity on the line & testing the limits of their pain thresholds at this years Annual GAA BBQ all in the name of charity. They will be waxed, shaved or dyed in order to raise funds for the club & for a local charity of their choice; the particpiant who raises the most money will see part of their sponsorship go to their chosen local charity, so if you see one of these hairy lads in your area please give generously!There will also be a fundraising draw on the same night with some excellent prizes; 2 All Ireland Semi Final Tickets, 2 signed Donegal Jerseys (1 yellow & 1 pink) kindly donated by Shoe & Sports Store & John Barr Fashions as well as a Luxury Food Hamper. Lines €2 or 3 for €5 onsale throughout the town or from any club member.U8 Football: U8 Football Training has now finished for the season and the management team would like to thank all we participated in a busy year for both training and blitz’s. Thanks to all parent who helped throughout the year. A note will be sent out when the training is to re-startBuncrana GAA Summer Camp/Fundays for Boys and Girls aged 6/7 years: Monday 13th to Wednesday the 15th August from 11.00am until 2.00pm. Everyone welcome! Entry is free. Parents and Guardians are welcome to help if they want, even for an hour. Please bring waterproof clothing, packed lunch and water. Names to be in for Saturday 11th August please, contact Declan Doherty on 0870916662.U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at the Scarvey between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. Please could all children be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome. Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. New and returning players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome. Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,980 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 7th August in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 13-16-18-22. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:Donal Carey, Main St.Deirdre McLaughlin, GleneelyJarlath Herrity, Tuath NuaArlana Barrett, Orchard Bar, GleneelyM. Doherty, BuncranaCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 13th, 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENFIN TO HOST THEIR ANNUAL PRESENTAITON NIGHT

first_imgGLENFIN GAA NOTESLotto; Winning numbers for Tuesday the 02/02/2016: 1-6- 3- 4- 8- 2- 5- 7. Deirdre Ward,  Boltifree won €60.  Jackpot for draw on Tuesday the 09/02/2016 is €2650.00Club Membership now due Adults €50.00. U18 €20.00Minor Board:Under age training: Wednesdays, under 8, 6pm to 7pm, under 10, 7pm to 8pm. Thursdays, under 12, under 13 & under 14 Boys 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Senior Men:2016 Gaeltacht competition Juniors home to Termon, Seniors home to Kilcar dates TBCLadies: Minor Training Wednesday 8pm to 9pm.On Sunday the Donegal ladies had a great result in the National Football League in Westmeath. They win on a score line of 08 to 3.04. Well done to Glenfin ladies, Yvonne McMonagle, Katy Herron, Karen Guthrie, Gemma Glackin and Grainne Houston who are all involved. Handball:Handball training for all National schools on Monday nights from 6.30pm to 8.00pmPresentation night:.CLG Gleann Fhinne will hold their annual presentation night in Harkin’s Brocagh on Saturday the 20th February. With our ladies winning the County Senior Gaeltacht, our U21 team winning the county B Championship and our reserves winning the Division 2 league it should be a great night. Tickets are €15.00 each which includes buffet and music.Congratulation to Frank McGlynn who had another great weekend on the sporting front. Firstly on Friday night Frank received the Donegal GAA Sport star award and then on Saturday night played a big part in Donegal’s victory over Down in the first round of the National football league. Well done Frank. Next Club Meeting 07/03/2016GAA NEWS: GLENFIN TO HOST THEIR ANNUAL PRESENTAITON NIGHT was last modified: February 4th, 2016 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:GLENFIN GAA NOTESlast_img read more

Crying at work may be excused

first_imgDear Readers, When I wrote a few weeks ago about what I see as a positive trend – the growing acceptability of men crying in public, even at work – Hurricane Katrina had yet to rain down on us. Since then, lots of men and women have been sobbing in the streets. Holding in sadness, horror, confusion and pain has not been an option – certainly not for the victims of this natural disaster and national challenge. But it’s also proved difficult for several of the hard-edged, competitive journalists who have witnessed the devastation firsthand. Jeanne Meserve, a distinguished CNN reporter, broke down in tears during an audio report with Aaron Brown. In my view, her inability to contain her emotions is far more telling than all the words and pictures from Mississippi and New Orleans flooding the airwaves. By expressing her personal feelings, Meserve enhanced her professional performance. Several readers have written in response to that previous column: one to gripe, others to recount their saddest moments at work. Here’s what they said: Dear Leslie, I did cry at work. My wife called me to tell me her doctor felt a lump on her breast. I broke down. My wife’s sister has cancer. My wife told me not to cry. I couldn’t even talk. I came home from work. I wasn’t able to think straight. My wife was happy I came home to be with her while she made more doctor’s appointments. Dear Leslie, Years ago I decided to leave my job and start a home-based business. When I gave notice, my boss said it would be hard to find someone to replace me, and he shed a few tears. I had never seen him cry; he was a large, masculine man. I was very moved. Before I left that job, I helped him find a new employee with skills and background similar to mine. MAD AS HECK Dear Leslie, Haven’t you “goody-two shoes” women “castrated” enough men in the last 30 years? You are not a man, so shut up and let us men be the way that has worked for us all, male and female, since the beginning of time. Dear Readers, I hesitated to run the last letter because I could not think of anything to write that would make a difference to this correspondent. But I would welcome hearing from any readers who have a more thoughtful response. Leslie Whitaker is co-author of “The Good Girl’s Guide to Negotiating.” Write her at goodgirls@contentthatworks.com.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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Dear Leslie, I had been in business for 22 years when our largest customer (a customer for 21 years) informed me that we had been neglecting him, overcharging him by charging him the same rates as someone who walked in off the street, and that he was leaving us. We had never lost a client for dissatisfaction before. I called a meeting of our top five managers. I paced the floor and, facing the wall with tears in my eyes, blurted out that we wouldn’t be doing any more work for our longtime client. I cried again two years later when I had to lay off two of those managers, one a 15-year employee, due to lack of business. My wife of 46 years died six months ago. I have cried a lot since then. last_img read more

A guide to South Africa’s best beaches

first_imgFrom the Cape West Coast on the desert border with Namibia to northern KwaZulu-Natal, the South African coastline stretches more 2 500 kilometres and boasts some of the most beautiful beach landscapes in the world. Kei Mouth in the Eastern Cape is one of many beaches along the South African coastline that you can enjoy this summer. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterEverything from popular blue flag beaches to secluded sandy stretches seemingly untouched by the modern world, South Africa’s beaches have something for everyone and every taste: surfing, fishing or relaxing.Here are captivating images of just a small portion of the majestic South African coastline.Hobie Beach: When in Port Elizabeth, check out Hobie Beach. Situated in the vicinity of The Boardwalk, the beach hosts the annual Splash Festival, which has great shopping and entertainment. The beach, which is a favourite for swimming, sunbathing and body surfing, also offers sheltered rock pools with interesting inter-tidal sea life. It also includes a launching place for sailing and rubber ducking. (Image: Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism)Jeffreys Bay: South Africa’s home of surfing is a laid back hamlet that always opens its arms to tourists. Try your hand at surfing or just relax with a drink at the Jolly Dolphin pub. (Image: South African Tourism)Kei Mouth: The small seaside village of Kei Mouth is less than 100km from East London. With a comfortable climate and uncluttered beaches on the western bank of the Great Kei River, the area is a popular fishing spot and for those looking for a slower pace. (Image: Wikipedia)Morgans Bay: Just an hour’s drive from East London, this little resort town has been the Eastern Cape’s best kept secret for its frequent visitors until recently. Now, it graces must-visit lists. Don’t be surprised if the beach is packed in December. Book early. (Image: Morgan Bay Hotel)Nahoon: Nahoon is a popular East London beach, and is one of the region’s top surf spots with almost perfect waves. Watersports, safe swimming and fishing are also big attractions for locals and tourists alike. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Umhlanga Rocks: Meaning “the place of reeds” in Zulu, Umhlanga Rocks makes for a fine getaway for those looking to do some shopping and fine dining. And if you want to stay in luxury with a great view of the ocean, The Oyster Box Hotel should be your first choice. (Image: Caelus Aerial Photography)Boulders Beach: Boulders Beach, near Simon’s Town, Cape Town, is renowned for its penguin population and picture-postcard family-friendly beaches. Boardwalk tours through the penguin colony give visitors a close-up view of the endangered African penguin. (Image: South African Tourism)Christmas Bay: Situated in Ballito Bay, it is here that the wreck of the Phoenix can be spotted. (Image: Tourism KwaDukuza)Camps Bay: As one of South Africa’s most famous beaches, Camp’s Bay attracts tourists and locals alike with pristine white sand beaches, favourable summer weather and one-in-a-million views of the majestic Table Mountain. (Image: Wikipedia)Hermanus: Hermanus is a coastal town on the southern coast of the Western Cape, renowned for its perfect whale-watching experience. Humpbacks and blue whales can be spotted along its coast from June to December. (Southern Destinations.com)Noordhoek: As one of the Cape’s best kept secrets, Noordhoek hides in the shadow of Chapman’s Peak. Its picturesque and sandy shoreline is popular with horse riders and families. (Image: Noordhoek Tourism)Paternoster: Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the west coast of South Africa. (Image: Audley Travel)Santos Beach, Mossel Bay: As one of South Africa’s most recent blue flag beaches on the Garden Route, Santos is becoming a popular destination for families and young people in the region.Coffee Bay: Coffee Bay is a rustic beachcomber village, close to Port St Johns on the Eastern Cape coast, offering fishing, swimming and diving for visitors looking for a tranquil but adventurous ocean experience. (Image: Pank Seelen, Flickr)Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay: Situated on the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast, The Hole is part of a natural rock formation that connects the ocean to the Mpako River. The booming waves against the rock give it its isiXhosa name ‘esiKhaleni’ – the place of sound. (Image: Rodger Bosch, Brand South Africa)Source: SAA 26 Degrees South Bloglast_img read more

Clean up continues after massive grain spill in New Carlisle

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Late Sunday night Sam Sutherly got a catastrophic phone call he never wanted.“When I got the phone call I just said, ‘Oh that’s nice.’ I turned to my wife and said, ‘I really don’t want to go.’”The Sutherly family owns Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle where a grain tank collapsed late on Jan. 21, spilling around 365,000 bushels of corn worth over $1.25 million.“The tank gave way and the impact of the corn caused the nearby transformers to explode,” Sutherly said. “Our renters there at the elevator — there is a house on the grounds — said it sounded like a jet airplane was coming in and she looked out and all the corn was laying on the ground. The tank was built in 1968 when the government wanted to do some government storage. It was full. It was 72-feet tall to the edge and then an additional 20 feet tall to the peak of the cone.”The wave of corn washed over the grounds, leveled multiple buildings and buried Route 571. The road had to be closed. Power was lost but restored fairly quickly by Dayton Power and Light.When Sutherly arrived at the scene after that ominous late-night phone call, he was prepared but still surprised at the magnitude of the problem.“I had an idea of what I’d be walking into. I knew it would be catastrophic, but when I got here I was shocked,” Sutherly said on Jan. 23. “We were very fortunate that no one was here working. It couldn’t have happened at a better time. At 11:40 on a Sunday night there was little to no traffic on 571.“You never know when you walk into a situation like that where to start. It is like putting a puzzle together. We just brought some big square straw bales from our farm in to make a retaining wall to keep our feed mill facility cleared. We started with two dump tracks and pay loaders piling corn. We eventually brought in track-hoes and two more dump trucks. We have been trying to run them 24-7 to get the road clear. We’re trying to tuck corn anywhere on our property we can. We are pretty close to getting the road open here soon.”The family got started with the business 23 years ago when the Sutherlys bought the local elevator.“My brother Jim left his Extension job to start at Miami Valley Feed and Grain to learn grain marketing. After college I came back and started running the fertilizer business and trying to expand that. Jim handled nutrition. Then we incorporated my younger sister Molly and my younger cousin David and he runs the grain facility. Molly keeps everything straight and my mother works here part time too. It is a family business,” Sutherly said. “The growth on the grain side has been due to some local closures and co-op mergers. A lot of feed facilities have shut down and we are one of the few feed facilities that still custom mix and we have grown through word of mouth. We try to treat everyone with respect and give them the best service we can.”Sutherly said the response from Feed and Grain employees and the farm community has been incredible following the incident.“My employees are very loyal. They came out to help and one told me that he was either going to lay in bed or cry, so he might as well help. It has been phenomenal the people who have reached out to us,” Sutherly said. “It makes me feel really good. I have friends that work in the co-op system at Heritage and Sunrise, and they might be competitors, but they are great friends and they have reached out to us to offer help. They have been through some problems throughout the years and they have some experts on handling these situations. I think of that commercial with Paul Harvey about ‘When God made a farmer,’ well God made some courageous farmers who are really good people.”There is more good news from the terrible situation.“The corn is salvageable. The salvage company is in here right now. They analyzed it and they say 80% of it is salvageable. The corn in that tank was in excellent condition. It was cooled down and dried appropriately so there was no issue with the corn. That is a good thing,” Sutherly said. “We do carry insurance and have a nice policy and it looks like we will be very well covered. The grain is covered, the facilities are covered and it looks like we’ll be able to rebuild and make our place a little more user friendly. To be honest, it wasn’t a very user-friendly place for semis. There was a lot of backing and turning sharp corners. Our focus is to rebuild and continue to serve our customers. We know they’ll have to be patient to let us get to that point. Obviously it will be a long process to get there.”Sometimes, a catastrophe can be a miracle too. This “before” picture shows the grain tank that collapsed on the right. Photo provided by Laura Sutherly. At Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle a grain tank collapsed late on Jan. 21, spilling around 365,000 bushels of corn worth over $1.25 million. Photo by Harold Brentlinger Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Call Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Call Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Call Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Calllast_img read more

LOOK: Conor McGregor, Draymond Green trade barbs on Instagram

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ AP source: Free agent Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavs Call me C.J Watson! https://t.co/9m2Omw4Wca pic.twitter.com/GZMzxxTsbb— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 11, 2017In true McGregor fashion, he left another stinging comment and made sure he had the last word.“Now ask yourself why I’m rocking C.j. when I don’t know or give a f**k about basketball,” he wrote. “I dribble heads off the floor. Not a ball. This is no game here kid.”  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes View comments FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES As if the ongoing war of words between UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t enough, another high-profile athlete has decided to enter the picture.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAhead of the monumental bout between the combat sports’ biggest athletes, reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green took a swipe at the Irish superstar on Instagram for wearing a classic Golden State Warriors jersey.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “The Notorious” was rocking a No. 23 jersey, which just so happens to be currently used by the eccentric forward. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “We rocking with Floyd bro not you… take that off bruh,” Green captioned the photo, expressing his allegiance to the undefeated boxer.As anticipated, the equally brash McGregor fired back at his unlikely detractor, explaining who the jersey was intended for.“That’s C.J. Watson mate,” he responded. I don’t know who the f**k you are. No disrespect tho kid, keep hustling and stay in school.”McGregor, of course, was referring to former Warriors guard C.J. Watson, who used the same jersey number during his stint with the team from 2008 to 2010.In a tweet last January, McGregor also used Watson to troll his boxing opponent, after rumors that the NBA veteran had been involved with Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresslast_img read more

Juventus close in on title, Totti scores late brace in Roma win

first_imgAS Roma stalwart Francesco Totti came off the bench with four minutes left and scored twice to give his Champions League-chasing side a dramatic 3-2 win over Torino in Serie A on Wednesday.The 39-year-old’s performance, the latest twist in a career spanning an extraordinary 24 seasons at Roma, overshadowed leaders Juventus who moved closed to their seemingly inevitable fifth successive title with a 3-0 win over 10-man Lazio.Totti, whose lack of playing time since January has reportedly caused friction with coach Luciano Spalletti, needed just 22 seconds to equalise with his first touch, volleying in at the far post after Miralem Pjanic’s cross was touched on.The irrepressible playmaker jumped over two advertising hoardings, barely managing to clear them, as he went to celebrate the goal with the Curva Sud, who had jeered Spalletti and applauded Totti at the start of the game. Totti was back for more three minutes later, stepping up to convert a penalty after Nikola Maksimovi was harshly ruled to have handled to keep Roma firmly in third place, the Champions League playoff spot.Totti had begun the match on the bench and watched helplessly as Andrea Belotti put Torino in front from a penalty, Konstantinos Manolas headed Roma level and Josef Martinez put the visitors back in front.Juventus had no such problems as they notched their 23rd win in their last 24 league games to stay nine points clear of Napoli, who had briefly reduced the deficit with a 6-0 demolition of Bologna on Tuesday. Mario Mandzukic gave Juventus a halftime lead and the game was effectively over after Lazio had Gil Patric sent off for a second bookable offence three minutes after the break.advertisementPaulo Dybala converted a penalty after Leonardo Bonucci went tumbling in the area, a decision which provoked angry Lazio protests, and the Argentine finished off a typically incisive break just after the hour to complete the win.Juventus have 82 points from 34 games, with Napoli on 73 and Roma on 68.Roberto Mancini’s Inter saw their Champions League hopes all but extinguished in a 1-0 defeat at Genoa where Sebastian De Maio scored the winner with 13 minutes left.Bottom three Frosinone, Palermo and Verona all moved closer to Serie B after a dramatic evening at the basement end of the table. Daniel Ciofani gave Frosinone a fifth minute lead at Chievo but they then had Arlind Ajeti and Raman Chibsah sent off as they crashed to a 5-1 defeat.Palermo also got off to a flying start when Franco Vazquez converted a second-minute penalty at home to Atalanta.However, Marco Boriello and Gabriel Paletta replied for the visitors and the Sicilians, where Davide Ballardini is in his second stint of the season as coach, needed a late equaliser from Aljaz Struna for a point.Verona were left seven points adrift at the bottom and almost certain to go down after they were beaten 1-0 at Empoli by a second-half goal from Massimo Maccarone.last_img read more