CIOG donates supplies to over 650 persons

first_imgOver 650 persons were assisted by the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) on Thursday with the donation of supplies for children and elderly persons across the country.A few persons who benefitted from CIOG’s distribution exerciseA formal donation exercise saw mattresses and basic necessities being disbursed to the elderly while stationery and school supplies followed for school-aged students that were in need of assistance. These vulnerable children will also be given textbooks that are needed in the classroom setting.Shaikh Moen-ul-Hack of the organisation told Guyana Times that this exercise was made possible through donors in the diaspora and will continue at Meten-Meer-Zorg on the West Coast of Demerara throughout the week.The International Development Relief Foundation (IDRF) has been funding a number of distribution exercises at the organisation. However, this donation cost about $5 million.“The handing over of mattresses, walkers and adult disposable items for the less fortunate in our community was made possible through the International Development Relief Foundation based in Canada. They have funded a number of projects here in Guyana through the CIOG. More than 450 orphans and vulnerable children in all three counties will benefit from this donation and more than 200 poor elderly persons will benefit from basic necessities which IDRF has funded,” he said.Moen-ul-Hack related that they accept monetary and tangible donations from the public to support these ventures. Persons can also donate their time to deliver the items to the recipients. Over the past year, they have also received assistance from other religious groups.“Our motto is caring and sharing and to be kind to the less fortunate. So the CIOG receives both donations in cash as well as in kind. Our contributions are extended to everyone regardless of race or religion. We accept distribution of clothing, foodstuff, household items and so on.”Victims of flooding, fires and other disasters also receive support whenever the need arises. It was explained that the local community has played an important role in reaching those that require help.“Our local community has stood with us, both corporate and Guyanese individuals right across from Food for the Poor, the Humanitarian Assistance Programme, members of the Hindu as well as Christian organisations,” Moen-ul-Hack expressed.last_img read more

Manchester City are in a competitive position to challenge for the Premier League, insists Manuel Pellegrini

first_img1 Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is happy with his side’s positioning halfway through the title race.City are third in the Barclays Premier League after 19 games, three points behind leaders Arsenal.City have already been beaten five times and, with 36 points, are well down on their tallies at the equivalent stages of their title-winning campaigns of 2011-12 (45) and 2013-14 (41).But Pellegrini does not think that matters as none of the leading contenders have been able to find consistency.The Chilean said: “Of course we are in a good position. Always the best position is to be top of the table but I think that this is a special season in the Premier League.“With the amount of points we have at this moment, it is not good to fight for the title in a normal season, but we are now just three points behind the leaders. I hope we are going to complete with a very good second part of the season.”To get their challenge firing City need to address their away form. Pellegrini’s men have won just three of their nine games on the road and the last of them was on September 12. Yaya Toure’s late consolation in the 2-1 loss at Arsenal on December 21 was also their only goal in their last five away games.But Pellegrini saw positives in Tuesday’s goalless draw at second-placed Leicester and the team will look to build on that as they travel to Watford on Saturday.He said: “If we didn’t win the last games that we played away, it is because we must improve.“But it was good to have a clean sheet and for me the best thing from that game was continuing to playing the same way we did in the last two games.“We didn’t win against Arsenal but I don’t think we played a bad game and we played very well against Sunderland. I think we also played very well against Leicester. Maybe we have to finish a little bit more but I think we are in the correct way.”Promoted Watford have been one of the season’s surprise packages and go into the game against City at Vicarage Road just two points off fifth place.Pellegrini said: “Maybe at the beginning of the season it can be a surprise, the same as Leicester, but when you play 19 games, half of the season, and you are still talking about Watford or Leicester, they continue playing in a good way, it is because they have important players in a good moment of high performance and managers that are doing very well their job.”City’s clean sheet against Leicester was their first this season without injured captain Vincent Kompany, who could be out for another month with calf trouble. Left-back Gael Clichy and midfielders Fernando and Fabian Delph are back in contention. Manuel Pellegrini last_img read more

CARRIGANS MAN TO MUSCLE IN ON HIS DREAM

first_imgJonathan Gillen knows how to muscle in on a winning combination.The Carrigans man is to represent Donegal in the 2012 NABBA Mr Ireland Bodybuilding Show in Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Sunday.The winner is given the title of Mr Ireland 2012 and qualifies for the Mr Universe Competition in November in England. He trains between X-treme Fitness in Derry and Railway Gym in Lifford.More power to your elbow Jonathan and your biceps and your triceps!Bring home the title to Donegal.   CARRIGANS MAN TO MUSCLE IN ON HIS DREAM was last modified: September 28th, 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:CarrigansJonathan GillenMr Ireland Bodybuilding Showlast_img read more

Plan to extend cycle lane from Letterkenny to Kilmacrennan moves step closer

first_imgOptions are being explored to extend a potential 20km (round-trip) cycle and walkway lane from Mountain Top, Letterkenny to Kilmacrennan, it was confirmed on Monday.The roads body overseeing the €19.3M Blue Banks project confirmed over the weekend it was reviewing options to extend the cycle and walkway lane.The current contractor has already been tasked with extending the cycle path from Coolboy to Illistrin but Transport Infrastructure Ireland confirmed the possibility of a further extended route is currently being examined. “Anyone who has travelled the new road from Kilmacrennan to Coolboy in the past couple of weeks will have seen the incredible result of this scheme delivered by Minister Joe McHugh,” said Eimer Friel, a Fine Gael council election candidate in the Milford Electoral Area on May 24th.“It was Joe who pulled together TII and Irish Water, knowing that the new supply from Lough Salt to Letterkenny – which benefits so many communities along the route – should be done at the same time as a new road.“Millions of euro were saved and the third benefit of this joined-up thinking was the cycle/walkway from Kilmacrennan to Coolboy. I am delighted to confirm that the current contractor has been tasked with extending this cycle path from Coolboy to Illistrin with options being examined to extend it to Mountain Top in Letterkenny.“I have no doubt that this will be an economic driver for Kilmacrennan with families and tourists taking advantage of this new 10km route. It also makes access to Termon and Glenveagh much easier for those wanting to undertake a longer cycling route.” Letterkenny Fine Gael candidate Bernie Moran says TII is moving ahead with the plans for the Illistrin to Mountain Top route.“The gradient on the route is an issue so the National Roads Office team in Donegal Town – who do incredible work for our county – are examining alternative ways of linking Illistrin and Mountain Top and routes are being examined at the moment,” said Moran.“I am delighted with this progress. Once completed, the route will be a 20km round-trip for cyclists and walkers to Kilmacrennan and back to Letterkenny – or the other way around. This is real progress being delivered by Fine Gael.”Friel praised contractors and sub-contractors for their work on removing the notorious Blue Banks bends and thanked local people and motorists for their patience.“There was a lot of disruption locally during construction of the new road but I think that has already been forgotten. The new route is simply stunning. Adding the cycle way extension is the cherry on the cake,” added Friel. Plan to extend cycle lane from Letterkenny to Kilmacrennan moves step closer was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:kilmacrennanletterkennyMountain Toplast_img read more

Geologists Fight Over Demise of Dinosaurs

first_img“No basis in fact” and “circular reasoning” are some of the phrases in a UK News Telegraph report about the cause of dinosaur extinction, along with words like “feud” and “no consensus” and “doggedly undecided.”  Despite the “much-loved disaster movie scenario” of an asteroid impact wiping out the dinosaurs, a significant number of critics dispute the idea.  They claim the impact predated the extinction, and even doubt that one theory can explain it.Note the distinction between the real backroom brawls in historical sciences vs. the absolute certainty conveyed in the children’s TV shows.  Here is another reason for “teach the controversy.”(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img

DRDGold in R250m plant expansion

first_img15 February 2012South African gold miner DRDGold is to spend R250-million to expand its treatment plant in Brakpan, east of Johannesburg, a move that will enable the company to extract up to 20% more gold from the mine dumps that it re-treats.According to DRDGold CEO Niel Pretorius, the decision to proceed with the addition of a flotation and fine-grind circuit to the plant stems from the findings of about two years of in-house research and development (R&D), the purpose of which was to find a way to liberate more gold from the mine dumps.“It was discovered during R&D that gold trapped in high-pyrite material contained in the total feed to the Brakpan plant was not being liberated by the plant’s conventional carbon in leach process,” he told SouthAfrica.info this week.The Brakpan plant forms part of the company’s Ergo operation, which was established in 2007 as a joint venture between DRDGold and Mintails Limited to recover and treat surface tailings in the Elsburg Tailings Complex.Now wholly owned by DRDGold, Ergo has a network of surface rights that provide access to surface tailings deposited across the western, central and eastern Witwatersrand.More gold extracted, possible uranium recoveryThe company’s research also revealed that by putting the total feed to the plant through a flotation process, the high-pyrite material could be separated from the rest of the feed.The separated high-pyrite material would then be fine-ground through a separate milling process, and the gold it contained could be recovered.“So, the decision has been made to spend some R250-million to refurbish Ergo’s existing flotation plant to do the necessary flotation and to build a fine-grind milling circuit to fine-grind the high-pyrite material,” said Pretorius. “It is expected that the flotation [and] fine-grind process will liberate between 16-20% more gold.”He added that the fine-grind process has another potential benefit: by linking it to resin-in-pulp technology, it should be possible to recover uranium contained in the feed material at a fraction of the cost of building and operating a conventional uranium extraction plant.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more