Sherwood Content residents want Bolt statue erected in community

first_imgWestern Bureau: Moments after Usain Bolt crossed the finish line to win a record third straight 100 metres Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday, August 14, thus cementing his legendary status in world athletics, scores of people from his boyhood community of Sherwood Content in Trelawny began calls for a statue of their hero to be erected in his hometown instead of the proposed Falmouth site. Bolt rewrote the record books, when he stormed to his triple-triple of 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles at the Olympic Games, becoming the first in history to win all three in consecutive Olympics. The residents, embolden by Bolt’s historic achievement then made it clear to The Gleaner that they will not sit idly by and watch the erection of a statue of their hero outside the community. Plans have already been made to be erect a statue of the track legend at the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier. “That plan will not work; we are adamant that we will not allow that. Bolt belongs first and foremost to the people of Sherwood Content. We watched him as a little boy run on our streets and became world champion as a grown man,” stated Owen ‘Foot’ Barrett. TRUE ORIGINS “Bolt was not born in Falmouth. His navel string was cut right here in the lands of Sherwood Content,” reasoned Barrett. In 2013, Falmouth Mayor Garth Wilkinson said a statue of the iconic Jamaican would be erected in Water Square, Falmouth in December of that year. The idea, according to Mayor Wilkinson, was to have the statue as the main tourist attraction in the parish capital. A new plan subsequently emerged which detailed the erection of a Bolt statue inside the Pier, much to the chagrin of the residents of Sherwood Content. “What sense would it make to place Bolt’s statue inside the Pier?” asked another resident, Ainsley Pottinger. “That would serve as motivation for our young children to have that great man’s statue to look at and draw inspiration from it if it is placed here in Sherwood Content,” said another, Oneil Case. They point to another legendary Jamaican figure, Bob Marley, whose boyhood house in Nine Miles, St Ann now serves as a museum, pulling hundreds of tourists and an effective means of economic activity for the locals. “That is what we are demanding for Sherwood Content. Usain Bolt is a Jamaican of rare genius, born right here. It is only fair that we the people share in his legacy. The Member of Parliament, the Mayor, and the government must stand with us, as we will not relent,” said a strident Barrett in defence of his stance.last_img read more

Region 6 RDC not satisfied with work done on EBB Road

first_imgThe Region Six Regional Democratic Council (RDC) has expressed concern over the rehabilitation work currently undertaken on the East Bank Berbice access road.The issue attracted a heated debate on Thursday when the RDC met. The $1.2 billion project is being undertaken by the Public Infrastructure Ministry, and should see a new road being constructed from Marks Bridge to Everton, covering 5.5 kilometres. Back in 2017, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had acknowledged that residents had been on the protest line since 2009, demanding the new road. He had said the project would no longer be funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as had initially been announced, but by the Public Infrastructure Ministry (MPI) under the Special Projects Unit of that Ministry.Sixteen months after its launch, Region Six Councillors have expressed dissatisfaction with the project, and Regional Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop is claiming that it is not the same project that had been stated by Minister Patterson back in 2017.“I can’t understand the logic of what is happening with this project. I am foreseeing that by the time we complete this project, we would spend twice as much as the IDB was going to spend on the road,” DeRoop related.Minister Patterson had said the MPI would save taxpayers $1 billion since the IDB was loaning the country $2.2 billion.DeRoop told the RDC he had believed that Government was trying to save money. Referring to the design which the IDB had approved and was funding under the PPP administration, DeRoop said it was an immaculate one.“It is a design that had heavy steel frames and concrete for the drains, and the light poles (were) made of steel. We are not seeing that. They have also reduced the width of the road from what the IDB design had. By the time they are finished, they would (have spent) twice as much as the IDB would have spent,” DeRoop posited.The East Bank Berbice Road currently supports two lanes of traffic from New Amsterdam to Mara. The road provides access to both the adjacent housing communities and the agriculture-based communities, and has several bridges and drainage structures which outfall into the Berbice River.Addressing the RDC meeting, Councillor Zamal Hussain opined that Government was not getting value for money expended, since a lot of man hours are being wasted.“Many of these workers are just (sheltering) sitting from the sun in people’s yards, and not much is going on. I want to believe that they are being paid in full, and for the entire day. We should ask for a commission of inquiry (CoI) into this project, so that we can put the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to the test, to ensure that the people of this Region are not short-changed in this particular project,” Hussain noted.Figures from the Public Infrastructure Ministry (MPI) indicate that the volume of traffic in New Amsterdam along Main Street is approximately 9,200 vehicles per day heading southward. This volume is reduced to 2,000 vehicles per day heading southward near Edinburgh; 850 vehicles per day in Brothers, and 200 vehicles per day in Light Town, further south.Regional Chairman David Armogan, weighing in on the debate, said the Government was forced to undertake the project after the IDB pulled out because the current administration did not want to deal with the contractor which the IDB had chosen.“When the IDB is giving you money, they supervise it almost every day. They supervise their money, so you can’t really misspend the money or spend it as you like. The IDB wanted to decide who the contractor is. That was based on a submission from a list of contractors; the IDB picked the best contractor for the job based on the submissions of those contractors, (but) the Government did not want that contractor, and then the IDB pulled out,” he explained.Back in 2015, this publication was told that the IDB had selected H Nauth and Sons Construction.Resident engineer Joel Tucker had said in September that some 1.9 kilometres of the base layer and the final layer of asphalt were slated for completion in Glasgow. Preparations are underway to begin the final layer of asphalt in the Edinburgh, Everton and Islington areas shortly.Construction of the culvert at Baptiste Turn, Edinburgh is finished, and another at Glasgow is approximately 90 per cent complete. The remaining structures to be done are the bridges at Gay Park, Providence and one recently added at Everton.This project has been slated for completion in three phases, but it is still unclear when it would finally be completed.last_img read more

Pressure mounting on President to sanction Norton

first_imgPharmagate… “This entre thing is a mess” – Dr Jeffrey Pressure is mounting on President David Granger to sanction and even to fire, embattled Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton, who lied to the National Assembly over a comedy of errors involving the sole-sourcing of a pharmaceutical storage bond under construction, under the pretext that there was an urgent need for a storage facility.Public Health Minister, Dr George NortonPPP General Secretary Clement RoheeEconomist Ramon GaskinDr Norton was caught misleading the National Assembly last Monday during his bid to defend a $25 million advance from Contingency Fund to pay Linden Holdings Inc for the storage of pharmaceuticals as a result of an “emergency”.Speaking on the fiasco, former Government Minister and political commentator, Dr Henry Jeffrey declared “this entre thing is a mess,” adding that it is now for President David Granger to take appropriate actions, which can certainly define his presidency.“There is no question this whole thing appears to be quite underhand. Mr Granger has to deal with it, how he will deal with it will define what his presidency would be like. He has an option to reshuffle his Cabinet, he can sack the Minister; he has to do something about this,” Dr Jeffrey stated.He said the issue is a grave one since the Minister seems to have misled both the National Assembly and Cabinet. Jeffrey made it clear the Minister must take responsibility for the fiasco, but added that a proper investigation could reveal if the Minister placed himself in this embarrassing situation or if he was led there by those under his charge who may have provided him with misleading information.Jeffrey said while instances of emergency allow for sole-sourcing, this was not the case, but rather a situation where the Minister manufactured an emergency.“It was definitely not an emergency… it is quite clear the situation was not an emergency and not the kind of situation that called for sole souring. It they could have left it in Bobby Ramroop’s Bond (NEW GPC INC) until they find something… He created an emergency by not wanting to pay Bobby Ramroop a lesser price than he is going to pay this other man for a facility of lesser standards,” Dr Jeffrey stated.Meanwhile, Economist Ramon Gaskin called for the entire contract to be quashed and for there to be an open and public tendering process.“The deal as badly done. It was not advertised or tendered or so on and it has to be retendered. They cannot go ahead because the deal is not properly done,” Gaskin said in a brief comment.Former Vice President of Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI) and Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram, declared from the onset that the Procurement Act must be followed and clearly this was not the case.With regards to the Minister misleading the National Assembly, Ram said that it always improper and very dangerous for anyone to mislead the august body.Ram said if the Minister Norton committed a breach, then he must be sanctioned. “I am generally not in favour of reshuffling, because all you do is transferring the problem, if there is one, somewhere else. If the Minister knows he has broken the law or if he breached the rules, then there should be sanctions,” Ram said.But People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee was stern on his call for the Public Health Minister to be fired, describing the entire episode as “disgraceful”.“I think he should be sent packing. This thing is so disgraceful. I sat in the Parliament and listened to a number of lies told to the Parliament,” Rohee said, adding that he was shocked at the “mirth and the laughter” on the Government benches when the Minister was asked about the location of the bond.“Mr Norton, as we have said publicly, must face the full brunt of the Privileges Committee when Parliament is reconvened. This slap on the wrist of a public apology is unacceptable,” Rohee declared.Meanwhile, asked about calls for his sacking during a news conference on Wednesday, Dr Norton said he was unmoved, but singled out Rohee’s calls for his removal, declaring, “Fortunately, I wasn’t hired by the PPP.”The Government in 2015 terminated the prequalification system for procurement of pharmaceuticals for the Public Health Ministry (MoH) and the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC). NEW GPC had provided free storage at its PAHO/WHO approved warehouse for the drugs it supplied on the bids it won. The MoH then requested the NEW GPC to quote for its warehouse of 70,000 square feet. The NEW GPC quoted at the equivalent of $237 per square foot, yet the MoH forked over the $25 million deposit to Linden Holding Inc – a company whose majority shareholder is listed as Larry Singh – for rental of the building in Sussex Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, to be used as a storage bond for drugs and medical supplies for the Public Health Ministry and the Georgetown Public Hospital at a rate that works out to $1250 per square foot.Dr Norton, in defence of the course of action taken by Government, has suggested that the rental fee asked by NEW GPC was exorbitant and that the new facility was required on an emergency basis.He said too that the facility now rented by the Public Health Ministry and the Georgetown Public Hospital is in fact certified as meeting PAHO/WHO standards by relevant Ministry departments, including the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Administration Department.But, investigations by <<>>, however, indicate that Minister Norton was being more than disingenuous in his pronouncements on the matter regarding public funds.Dr Norton was also found to be misleading when he told the National Assembly that NEW GPC was asking an exorbitant fee.It was later revealed that the NEW GPC has never received any rent from the Government of Guyana for use of its state-of-the-art storage facility for over a decade.last_img read more

Free curling week in Fort St. John before leagues start October 15

first_imgAll they need is a clean pair of shoes, as equipment will be provided. A beginner’s clinic will be held on Saturday, October 12, with an advanced clinic on the 13th, just in time for league play to begin the following Tuesday. The AGM has also been moved to November 2. – Advertisement -The junior season will begin on October 21, running each Monday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m. until early March. To register for a clinic, or for more information on the curling club leagues or programs, call 250-785-2037.Advertisementlast_img

CLLR JOHN O’DONNELL BACK IN COURT OVER MISSED PAYMENTS

first_imgCllr John O’Donnell as he appeared in the RTE Investigates programme.A SOLICITOR for Cllr John O’Donnell has claimed the re-entry of a civil case against him in Letterkenny District Court today was an attempt to embarrass him.Cllr O’Donnell agreed on March 2 at the same court to begin making weekly payments of €100 to a woman he injured in a car accident 16 years ago. Petra Kucklick, a German native from Mill Cottage, Rooskey, Creeslough, sued O’Donnell for an outstanding €33,000 debt from a personal injury claim. She was awarded the money in 2008 but Cllr O’Donnell had stopped making payments.After a number of cases earlier this year Cllr O’Donnell agreed to begin payments again.However Judge Paul Kelly was told today by Ms Kucklick’s barrister Laura O’Reilly that the independent politician from Kilmacrennan had missed the first two payments in April.This was only settled this morning by cheque she said.She also complained that although payments had to be made each Friday, these were not arriving in Ms Kucklick’s bank account until the following Monday.However solicitor Kevin McElhinney, representing Cllr O’Donnell, said the re-entry of the case was an attempt to embarrass his client.“My client has met all his commitments in full and has been complying with the order,” said the solicitor.“This case is an attempt to further ridicule and embarrass my client.”He also objected to an application to have payments made earlier each week.Mr McElhinney said Cllr O’Donnell had set up a standing order each Friday as he was paid on that day each week and any delay between the money leaving his account and arriving in Ms Kucklick’s account was a matter for the banks.He said changing payments to a Wednesday or a Thursday wouldn’t suit Cllr O’Donnell as this was before he received his wages.Judge Kelly agreed and said he would not change the payment date.However he awarded costs to Ms Kucklick for today’s hearing as Cllr O’Donnell had missed the first two payments, saying the politician had been in court in March and knew the dates on which payments had to begin in April.CLLR JOHN O’DONNELL BACK IN COURT OVER MISSED PAYMENTS was last modified: July 6th, 2016 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) Tags:civil actionCllr John O’Donnellcourtdonegalpaymentslast_img read more

IRELAND GIVEN ‘JUNK’ STATUS ON MARKETS – DOHERTY SLAMS GOVERNMENT

first_imgThe Government is furious tonight after the credit agency Moody’s downgraded Ireland’s debt rating to the junk status of Ba1.Moody’s said it reduced the rating by one notch because there was a ‘growing likelihood’ that Ireland will require a second bailout in two years’ time.The Department of Finance said the move was a ‘disappointing development’ saying Ireland had done all it can can ‘to put our house in order’. In simple terms, it means the rating agency believes Ireland will need more cash despite the massive austerity measures.Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has accused the Government of sleepwalking Ireland into a second bailout because of its failure to deal with the banks and the debt crisis.Deputy Doherty said: “Today’s downgrade by Moody’s of Ireland’s credit rating to junk status is another wake up call to the government and our European partners.“The key driver in Moody’s decision is the growing possibility that Ireland will require a second bailout and sovereign bondholders will have to absorb losses. “The government’s failure to acknowledge that Ireland’s debt levels are unsustainable and its inaction in reducing those levels have placed us in this position.“Sinn Féin has consistently said that Ireland will have to shed some of its debt burden if we are to regain entry into the bond markets.“However rather than impose losses on sovereign bondholders as part of a second bailout we have argued that the losses must be imposed now and only on the private banking debt.”The Donegal South West TD said Fine Gael & Labour were sleepwalking the country into a second bailout.He added: “Far more significant than the actual downgrade is the fact that Moody’s has stated that a second bailout is likely and Ireland is likely to default post 2013. “The government’s inaction is leading us to a second bailout, ensuring a default on sovereign debt, prolonging the loss or our financial sovereignty and imposing a decade of severe austerity.“While the government can rightly blame Fianna Fáil for the first bailout the second one will clearly be their responsibility.  This can all be avoided if the correct decisions are taken now.”IRELAND GIVEN ‘JUNK’ STATUS ON MARKETS – DOHERTY SLAMS GOVERNMENT was last modified: July 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:country feckedIreland EU/IMF debtsMoodys rating agencylast_img read more

DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgRAPHOE NOTES WEEK ENDING 23rd March 2013Raphoe Family Resource CentreMONDAY MORNING DROP-IN The Monday morning drop-in continues in the Family Resource Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm each Monday so why not call in when you are passing for a cup of tea and a chat or bring a newspaper or book and relax in a warm friendly environment. The Family Resource Centre has a book library and you can swop a book anytime you are in. We look forward to seeing you.FRIDAY’S NIGHTS AT THE FRC:The next Movie nite will be held on Friday 12th April from 7.00 – 9.pm .Parents/guardians are very welcome to come along to help supervise. COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre is now in a position to offer a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service will be for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. It will operate on an appointment basis only. Contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS APPEAL 2013Raphoe Official Bronze Medal Award Winner 2011 & Silver Medal Winner 2012.It’s that time of year again when we begin to think about spring cleaning and tidying up. The Tidy Towns are seeking the help of our entire community as in past years. What can you do to help Raphoe for this year’s Tidy Towns Competition? You couldKeep your area litter free, Remove weeds or overgrowth from boundary walls Paint your homes/properties & Tidy your Gardens, Keep green areas well mown and tidyPut out hanging baskets or window boxes, Respect Wildlife & Recycle your wasteIf you own a derelict property please have it cleaned up, Donate paint, flowers or shrubs for the town.If you wish to sponsor bedding plants for the summer it would be very much appreciated this year especially. A Sincere Thank You from the Committee, Supervisor & Staff of Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd for all your help over the years. Together we can make Raphoe a better place to live, work, visit and play in, today and into the future. For further information on our work please contact the Raphoe Tidy Towns Office on 9145692.ST VINCENT DE PAULThe St. Vincent De Paul Shop Meeting House St Raphoe Co. Donegal Sale now on. Great bargains available.GREASE THE MUSICALDeele College presents Grease the Musical on Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April in Deele College. Doors open 7.30 p.m. Show starts at 8.00 p.m. sharp. Tickets now on sale Adults €7.00 Children €5.00, Children under 3 free.HOLISTIC HAVENMeditation Classes starting Wednesday 27th March from 7.00 – 8.30 p.m. To book or for more information please contact Edna on 0876267867 or e-mail ednameh@eircom.net beginners and advanced welcome.IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE BLOOD DONORS NEEDED IN BALLYBOFEYThe Irish Blood Transfusion Service Board’s mobile unity team will be in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey on Monday 25th March from 6.30 – 9.30 p.m. and Tuesday 26th March, Wednesday 27th 2013 from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 – 9.30 p.m.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBIt was standing room only in the Cathedral Hall on Friday night last when local boxing club staged their annual Billy Spider Kelly Memorial Tournament and the capacity crowd were treated to 14 excellent bouts of amateur boxing when Raphoe boxers faced a highly rated Ulster all Star selection. Raphoe’s head coach and matchmaker Gary Mc Cullagh can take great credit for his excellent match-making that saw all 14 contests go the scheduled distance. The Raphoe boxers who took part were, Cody Lafferty, Oran Devine, Charlie Mc Donagh, Ronan Kelly, Jade Crossan, Patrick Friel, Eoin Kelly, Glen Hamilton,Adrian Herrity, Denis Lafferty, Gerard Crawford, Caroline Connolly, Danny Duggan and Tony Stokes. A special thanks goes to Mike Kelly of Shercloon Developments the main sponsor, to Ronnie Goudie of Cathedral Hall, to all the ladies in the canteen and ticket sellers and the three local beauties who ring-card girls on the night Cathy Quinn, Meghan Laird and Amelia Mc Cullagh. On Tuesday night last Raphoe boxers Oran Devine and Charlie Mc Donagh were both crowned N.W. Zone Champions in Dungiven Co. Derry and both now go through to the Ulster Fianls to be held in Pilots Row Derry on Sunday 24th March and everyone at the Raphoe club extend best wishes for every success to both boxers.ST. MARYS GAELIC 4 MOTHERS & OTHERSTraining every Wednesday Night at 8:15p.m.If you are 18 years and over and would like to get fit, learn a new skill,have fun and meet new friends then this is the team for you!DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 23rd, 2013 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:DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

HISTORY-MAKERS AS GLENGAD WIN FIRST EVER ULSTER JUNIOR CUP

first_imgGlengad Utd 0 Gweedore Celtic 0. (Glengad won 4-2 on pens) Inishowen League side Glengad Utd won the Ulster Junior cup for the first time but only after overcoming a dogged and determined Gweedore Celtic side at Ballyare this evening.Glengad started well and John Mc Daid got over a cross but David Mc Gee charged down Terence Doherty’s shot. In the next attack Paul Rua Mc Bride put in a great challenge to stop John G. Mc Laughlin. Gweedore threatened on twenty minutes when Thoma Diver seized on a mix up between Gerard Crossan and one of his defenders, but Crossan did well to force him wide and the danger was averted.In the next attack Eamonn Curran got in a great challenge to stop Terence Doherty again. Minutes later Glengad were awarded a free wide on the right.Terence Doherty got a foot to the inswinger but Michael McKelvey pulled off a superb save. The half continued with Glengad pressing and when Terence Doherty found Michael Byrne, McKelvey again produced a great save.The second half continued in much the same vein with Glengad pressing and Gweedore tackling doggedly. On sixty minutes John G. Mc Laughlin rounded Chris Porter on the byeline but Michael Mc Kelvey saved bravely at his feet. From the resulting corner John G. Mc Laughlins header was headed off the line by Kevin Friel. Glengad continued to dominate but Gweedore refused to yield with Damien O’Sullivan and Cathal Campbell working like trojans in midfield.In the ensuing extra time Glengad still had the lion’s share of possession with Thomas Diver and Brendan Mc Geady posing an occasional threat for Gweedore. And so to the dreaded penalty shoot out. Michael Byrne(Glengad) and Chris Porter(Gweedore) both scored. Michal Mc kelvey saved John G. Mc Laughlins effort and Gerard Crossan saved Johnny Mc Ginty’s. Adam Byrne(Glengad) converted but Paul Rua Mc Bride shot over for Gweedore.With Patrick Mc Dermott(Glengad) and Jamie Boyle(Gweedore) scoring, Terence Doherty stepped up and scored the decisive penalty for Glengad. Overall Glengad were deserving winners but Gweeedore showed great heart and pride right to the finish.Referee: Kevin Logue. Linesmen: Marty Quinn and Joe Mc Hugh. HISTORY-MAKERS AS GLENGAD WIN FIRST EVER ULSTER JUNIOR CUP was last modified: April 27th, 2014 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) Tags:Glengad UnitedGweedoreJunior Cup Finallast_img read more

SC Villa out to secure top tier status when Tooro rolls into Namboole

first_imgVilla are only Five points away from the relegation zone. (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueSC Villa vs Tooro United Mandela National Stadium, NambooleTuesday, 30-04-2019 @4pmNAMBOOLE – 2018/19 has been a trying season for SC Villa and it continues to be as long as they have not secured their StarTimes Uganda Premier League status.Eliminated from the Cup by Regional side, Nkambi Coffee, the Jogoos have spent most of their season close to the relegation zone and are yet to secure their status with two games play.Sitting just five points ahead of 14th placed Ndejje University, the SC Villa require just two points to ensure they will be in the League next season but judging from how the season has paved out for them so far, nothing is for certain.On Tuesday afternoon, they host an in-form Tooro United side at the Mandela National Stadium in game that no one is sure Villa can win.Tooro are a side that was built around former SC Villa staff as all of Godfrey Lwesibawa, Mahad Yaya, Simon Peter Sserunkuma, Musa Mukasa, Issa Lumu and coach Wasswa Bbosa, were once at Villa park.After their first game of the season, which ended 2-2, Villa sacked then head coach Moses Basena and replaced him with Douglas Bamweyana.Having won 4 of their last 5 League games, Bbosa’s side will be a hard nut to crack and if Ndejje register a victory in their Match-Day 29 game at home to Onduparaka, Villa may enter into the last game still concerned about their safety.Tooro United have won 4 of their last 5 games. (file photo)Team NewsSC Villa are expected to be without Charles Lwanga, Moses Kiggundu, Derrick Ndahiro and first choice goalkeeper Saidi Keni, who are all nursing injuries. The good news for the Jogoos is that Top scorer Bashir Mutanda is fit to feature after overcoming illness.For Tooro, they have no major injury issues going into the game so Bbosa will have a reasonable pool of players to pick from for the match.Match FactsThis will be the 12th meeting between Tooro United (formally Soana) and SC Villa since the former was promoted to the top tier in 2013.In the first 11 meetings, Villa have won six, lost once and drawn the other four.Tooro have never defeated SC Villa away from home with the reverse fixture last season ending in a 1-0 win for the Jogoos.When the two sides met earlier in the season at Buhinga, they played out a 2-2 draw.Villa goes into Tuesday’s game having won only two of their last 9 games in the League (D4 L3).At home, however, the Jogoos have lost only one of their last 6 games (W2 D3).For Tooro, they go into the game having lost only one of their last 8 League games (W5 D2).However, away from home, Bbosa’s side have won only two of their last 12 games (D5 L5).The other games on Tuesday-Bul FC vs Mbarara City FC-Maroons FC vs Kirinya JSSComments Tags: Bashir MutandaDouglas BamweyanaMoses BasenaSC VillaTooro unitedtopwasswa bbosalast_img read more

Sonnenberg joins staff to head up Ohio Field Leader

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dusty Sonnenberg is excited to join the staff of Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net with Field Leader, an Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff program. Sonnenberg will be providing Ohio Field Leader content about soybean agronomics, production research, and nutrient management, among other topics. The goal of Ohio Field Leader is to bring the most up-to-date agronomist, research, and best management practice information to Ohio soybean farmers.Sonnenberg will also be a regular contributor to Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net in his role. Ohio Field Leader content will be distributed to other state and national media outlets as well.“Dusty brings tremendous on-farm, agronomic and communications experience to this position and we are excited about moving this project forward,” said Bart Johnson, owner of Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net. “Dusty will be a real asset to our team and Ohio agriculture.”Sonnenberg is a Certified Crop Advisor and Technical Service Provider writing nutrient management plans. Dusty received his Bachelor of Science Degree from The Ohio State University in Agriculture. He earned his Master’s Degree in Business from Defiance College.Sonnenberg and his wife Cheryl, with their sons Cody and Bailey, own and operate Sonnenberg Farms, which is a cash grain and freezer beef operation in Henry County. They raise soybeans, corn, wheat and hay. They also own and operate Jay Calf Ranch, where they start replacement heifer calves for a local dairy. Sonnenberg is a member of the Board Directors for Ag Credit, ACA. He is a part owner and Operations Manager of Tri-State RTK Network, LLC. He is a Trustee and currently vice president for Tricounty Rural Electric Cooperative. He serves as Executive Director for the Henry County Community Foundation. Sonnenberg is a member of the Henry County Dairy Producers, Henry County Cattlemen’s Association, and Holgate FFA Alumni. He is a past trustee for the Henry County Farm Bureau Board.In 2002, Sonnenberg was the National Winner of the American Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet, and in 2005, the Sonnenbergs placed second nationally as runners-up in the American Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Agriculture contest.last_img read more