Chicken shortage may roll over into September – GPPA

first_imgThe current shortage of chicken in Guyana is likely to roll over into September although it was expected to come to an end by mid-August.Guyana Poultry Producers Association DirectorPatrick De GrootDirector of the Guyana Poultry Producers Association (GPPA), Patrick De Groot in an interview with Guyana Times on Monday explained that a few other major chicken manufactures are still short of the produce.He is anticipating that production should return to normalcy by the second week in September.He was keen to note that although there may be a shortage of meat supply, eggs are still being sold as normal on the market as no shortage has been recorded.Further, De Groot indicated that he was made to understand that chicken smugglers are still at work. In fact, he related that a few smugglers were caught by agents of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) over the weekend.De Groot said that while not properly briefed on the issue, he is aware that chicken in commercial quantities was seized.As a result of the shortage, small chicken businesses were forced to cease operations and as such, this has taken a toll on their livelihood.On July 24, the Guyana Livestock and Development Authority (GLDA) announced the shortage of chicken.The Authority said based on their records, there has been a reduction in the number of cases of hatching eggs imported when compared to 2018 and without a doubt, this was attributed to the shortage.Additionally, some farmers have also been complaining of reduced growth rates and higher mortality, which resulted in the reduction of poultry meat on the market.One week later, the GPPA had stated that local poultry farmers were thrown off-balance by chicken smugglers. According to the Association, smuggling of chicken in large quantities began in early 2018.It explained at that time that Suriname only had a five per cent duty on imported chickens, which resulted in the meat bird being imported into the country in large quantities from the United States and Brazil legally. The poultry was then smuggled across the Surinamese border into Guyana.Further, the GPPA had stated that the surplus lasted from May 2018 to March 2019, which accounted for the largest glut of chicken Guyana has ever experienced.The GPPA further noted that last month, the duty on imported chicken to Suriname climbed from five to 40 per cent, which put a dent in the smuggling business.Moreover, it said the Enforcement Department of the GRA would have stepped up its campaign against chicken smuggling. “It appeared that their efforts resulted in large seizures of chicken brought in illegally from across the border.”Additionally, in March of this year, the Poultry Association said farmers were left with excess birds in their pens which were between 12 and 15 weeks old although the normal growth period was six weeks.This too, played a part in the current shortage.last_img

Surprise? The Premier League’s loudest stadium last weekend ranked by decibel

first_imgFollowing his outburst to talkSPORT regarding the atmosphere (or lack of it) at Stamford Bridge just a few weeks ago, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was in better spirits when describing the Blues’ support during their 2-0 victory over West Brom this weekend.“It improved a lot. You know the answer – there is no comparison,” the Portuguese boss said.But how much has it really improved? The Press Association has offered some sort of answer, after once again using its ‘sound meter’ to record the noise levels at top-flight grounds.While it is by no means an entirely balanced scientific experiment, it does offer an indication as to who has the loudest support.Click the arrow to see who is number one this time around. Joint 1. Arsenal v Man United (Attendance: 60,074) Decibel Level 83 – Despite the Emirates getting a poor reputation for atmosphere, both Arsenal and Man United fans were in full voice on Saturday. The Gunners increased their noise from 77 to 83 decibels, based on previous recordings. 9 9 9. Crystal Palace v Liverpool (Attendance: 24,862) Decibel Level 76 (out of 120) – Click the arrow to see which stadiums were louder! – Widely regarded as one of the most atmospheric stadiums in the top flight, Selhurst Park was rocking as Palace beat Liverpool 3-1, but the 24,862 crammed inside could only make enough noise to make it into ninth spot this week. Joint 7. Everton v West Ham (Attendance: 39,182) Decibel Level 78 – Goodison Park is magnificent old ground, but according to PA, most of the noise came from West Ham’s travelling fans. Joint 7. Leicester v Sunderland (Attendance: 31,825) Decibel Level 78 – For a 0-0 bore draw, the King Power stadium saw some vociferous support from both sets of fans. 9 9 Joint 1. Chelsea v West Brom (Attendance: 41,600) Decibel Level 83 – Mourinho may bemoan the lack of noise at Stamford Bridge, but the Blues support certainly responded to his jibes, by recording the joint highest decibel level last weekend. Previous recordings had Chelsea at 80 decibels, while this time they recorded 83. 5. Man City v Swansea (Attendance: 45,448) Decibel Level 81 – City have struggled to get fans into the Etihad this season, but the ones that did turn up cranked up the noise, althought it was only loud enough to reach fifth spot this week. 6. Newcastle v QPR (Attendance: 51,915) Decibel Level 80 – The Toon Army always turn up in full voice and while they offered good support, it was only good enough to reach sixth last weekend. Maybe they’re louder when they’re angrier? Joint 1. Hull v Tottenham (Attendance: 23,561) Decibel Level 83 – Hull fans may feel slightly aggrieved at the result on the pitch, but they won the battle of the stands, running out as the joint loudest last weekend. 9 9 9 Joint 1. Stoke v Burnley (Attendance: 27,018) Decibel Level 83 – Stoke have earned quite the reputation as being a fierce place to play, and Burnley certainly found that out last weekend, according to PA. 9 9last_img

‘Nathaniel Clyne is the BEST right-back around… it’s super business by Liverpool’

first_imgNathaniel Clyne is the best right-back in England and is a terrific signing for Liverpool, his former boss Neil Warnock has told talkSPORT.Clyne, 24, is set to become Liverpool’s sixth summer signing after the Reds agreed a £12.5million fee with Southampton on Thursday.Warnock knows the defender well having handed him his senior debut when in charge of Crystal Palace back in 2008, and he believes that Brendan Rodgers has pulled off a major coup in luring him to Anfield.“I said he was the best right-back defensive-wise in the country two years ago and nothing has changed,” said the former Eagles boss, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He has still got flaws, but he is learning all the time and he is very good going forward.“I think he is the best there is and it is a super bit of business by Brendan Rodgers. He should be in the England team.”last_img

Matteo Darmian to Man United: Torino coach gives defender blessing

first_imgTorino coach Giampiero Ventura has given his blessing for Matteo Darmian to join Manchester United.The Italy international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer and Sky Italia say an agreement has now been reached between the two clubs.Torino are said to have accepted an initial fee of 18million euros (£12.9million) with a further two million euros (£1.43million) in add-ons.Ventura told Sky Italia: “We have worked together for some time.“Because of his desire, humility and will to achieve things, it’s right to grant him the opportunity to realise a dream to play in the Champions League in a team that will fight to win it.“The transfer of an important player like him can open the door for us to build a stronger side.”Darmian will reportedly sign a four-year deal with United worth £2million per season and will undergo a medical on Friday.Italy’s first-choice right-back, Darmian has attracted the attention of top European clubs after another solid campaign with Torino.Toro president Urbano Cairo hinted earlier this week that Darmian could depart after four seasons at the club.“I told Darmian last year after the World Cup that if offers arrived for him I could not sell him then,” Cairo told the Italian press.“We had already sold (Ciro) Immobile and (Alessio) Cerci and I could not afford to lose another excellent player.“But I promised him we would review his situation this summer.“Football is like this and it’s normal that an extraordinary man like Matteo wants to try and win the Champions League.“Torino can’t win the Champions League.” 1 Torino defender Matteo Darmian last_img


first_imgMichael Murphy playing with children at Glenswilly this week – Pic Geraldine DiverDONEGAL captain Michael Murphy has rounded on critics of his team and insisted he and his players are ready for battle with Laois this Saturday (5pm Carrick on Shannon).The Glenswilly man also dismissed reports in the national media that the players were tired from over-training.“When you get beat people make up things and says you didn’t do this or you didn’t do that,” said Murphy. “We trained hard. Any time we come we train hard, we train collectively and we train good. We have gone through everything preparation wise, the exact same way we prepared for every other game.“We didn’t perform. Monaghan performed and won an Ulster Championship. Champions, deal with it, move on and let’s get on the bandwagon, let’s get at it again and put the best foot forward for Donegal.“People maybe put two and two together, fair assumption fair enough point, but, nah, everything, the legs felt good, mentally we felt we were in a good place, we just didn’t perform.“Monaghan performed in all the facets and I’m going around in circles, but I’ll say it again, they out-defended us and the out-attacked us and we are going to have to out-defend Laois and out-attack Laois and try to score more than them and concede less. That’s it.” Murphy said he and the team met with Jim McGuinness and coach Rory Gallagher on Monday to discuss Sunday’s defeat.“There was a collective positivity. Everybody was there. Everybody was down naturally from the game,” said Michael.“But, everybody was still positive to put it right. We will train the way we always train, the way we always prepare.“Laois will be a huge game. They are coming off the back of a number of wins, good wins at that, and they will be fairly positive from people will maybe look at it as a different mindset.“It will be a tough game. Every qualifier is a tough game. It’s do or die now. “I think any team that gets beaten in a game is mad to go out the next day to try to redeem themselves. If you get beat, you want to try to put it right.“We’re going to prepare the exact same way we did before the Monaghan game, the Tyrone game and the Down game. We’ll prepare for it well, travel well.“We’ll try to get the result and get ready for the next game. We’ve been in the position many times where we’ve got beat and that’s where we are now. We’ll try to put it right.”MURPHY: ‘WE WANT TO MAKE UP FOR ULSTER FINAL DEFEAT’ was last modified: July 24th, 2013 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:MURPHY: ‘WE WANT TO MAKE UP FOR ULSTER FINAL DEFEAT’last_img


first_imgUPDATED: Exclusive: A Donegal county councillor has admitted his role in sending a fake legal letter to Cllr Terence Slowey.Cllr Brendan Byrne addressed the council chamber after it emerged he had helped send a letter to the Ardara politician on behalf of former county manager Michael McLoone.The letter – sent before Christmas – threatened defamation proceedings. Cllr Byrne said he wished to acknowledge that Mr McLoone had never authorised him to send any letter or instruct any solicitor on his behalf.“I acknowledge the letter issued from Mc McLoone was issued in error,” said Byrne.“He has never called into question Cllr Slowey’s good name. I have not or nor do I intend to petition in any court in this matter but I deserve the right to my good name. I thank you for facilitating me and I intend to make no further comment.”After as series of adjournments, Council Director of Service Liam Ward read all the legal correspondence into the record shortly before 3.20pm, taking almost ten minutes to do so. In the correspondence, given to councillors this morning, Mr McLoone has expressed concern that it had been claimed he was taking an action for defamation against independent councillor Terence Slowey.Included in the correspondence is a letter purporting to come from solicitors representing Mr McLoone to Cllr Slowey – but Mr McLoone has said this legal firm does not represent him.And that he had never initiated proceedings against Cllr Slowey. Advertisement “Through media reports our client has been made aware of certain allegations which were made at the January meeting of Donegal County Council,” said solicitor Patrick J McEllin on behalf of Mr McLoone.“According to media reports it was alleged that our client, Michael McLoone and former County Mayor Cllr Brendan Byrne sent legal letters to Cllr Terence Slowey over comments made at a Council meeting.“Please note that our client never contemplated let alone issued instructions to any Solicitor to issue such a letter on his behalf.”Mr McEllin then goes on to include other legal documents – including the ‘bogus’ letter sent to Cllr Slowey. Advertisement He goes on to include several other correspondence.The solicitor for the former county manager goes on: “It is quite clear from the correspondence that Mr McLoone never retained the services (of the legal firm) and that it was Cllr Byrne who took it upon himself to instruct this firm of solicitors on behalf of Mr McLoone.“Mr McLoone never discussed nor gave any authority to Cllr Byrne to act in this manner.”Councillors have spent the morning reading the correspondence.The meeting erupted into uproar on a number of occasions as Cllr Ciaran Brogan (FF) accused Mayor Frank McBrearty of “bias” in his handling of proceedings. The Mayor threatened to remove several Fianna Fail members from the chamber if they didn’t stop interrupting. The entire series of letters were then read into the record.They detailed how Cllr Slowey had received a letter threatening defamation for comments he made last November. One letter was sent to him before Christmas purporting to be from Mr McLoone.However Mr McLoone clarified in a letter on Tuesday that he had not instructed any legal firm to issue proceedings. County manager Seamus Neely said he believed putting the correspondence before the councillors today was necessary.Fine Gael Councillor Bernard McGuinness said he was “in total shock” that Cllr Byrne had not apologised to Cllr Slowey.He said Cllr Slowey had received the letter “in the mouth of Christmas causing great distress to his family.”He said it was ‘unbelievable’ that Cllr Byrne had not said sorry.Cllr Slowey could be seen crying as other councillors paid tribute to him. FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR ADMITS ROLE IN SENDING FAKE LEGAL LETTERS TO CLLR SLOWEY was last modified: February 20th, 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:COUNCIL ROCKED BY SHOCK LEGAL ACTION CLAIM BY FORMER COUNTY MANAGERlast_img

Four vying for a spot in Uganda Premier League

first_imgPaidah Black Anglesmis one of the four clubs involved in the Big League playoffsFUFA Big League Play-offsStarTimes Stadium LugogoThursday, 17-05-2018Kabale Sharp vs Paidha Black Angels Time : 2:00pmKitara FC vs Kyetume FC Time : 4:00pmAfter Nyamityobora FC and Ndejje FC securing direct promotion to the topflight league, four other teams will be tussling it out in the play offs for the last promotion slot on Thursday 17th May 2018.Paidha Black Angels and Kyetume FC are from the Elgon group whereas Kitara FC and Kabale Sharp FC represent the Rwenzori group.The overall winners in both ties will face off in the promotion play off final to be played on Saturday 19th May 2018 at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.Paidha Black AngelsAllan Kabonge coached side Paidha Black Angels painfully missed out on a direct promotion slot after losing 1-0 to JMC at Kakindu Stadium as their close rivals Ndejje University played to a barren stalemate with Kamuli Park in their last game of the regular season.Paidha Black Angels finished second with 39 points from 23 games, one point behind table leaders Ndejje University who gained promotion for the first time in 10 years.Their coach Allan Kabonge will be aiming to guide a third team to the top flight promotion in 3 consecutive seasons, having guided Masavu FC and Onduparaka FC 2017 and 2016 respectively.Kabale Sharp Kabale Sharp FC will be seeking to gain back to back promotions having joined the FUFA Big league in the 2017/18 season. They finished third on the Rwenzori Group table with 42 points collected from 24 games.They come into the playoff semi final fresh from a morale boosting 1-0 win over Greater Masaka in their last encounter on Tuesday 15th May.Vialli Binomugisha is the man at the helms of Kabale Sharp. He has previously coached Lweza FC, Kisugu United and Mbarara City.KyetumeMukono based side Kyetume FC made it to the play offs having finished third from Elgon group with 38 points collected from 23 points.They made the play offs in their first ever season in the Big league after defeating their close rivals Amuka Bright Stars 2-1 in Arua.Former Onduparaka tactician, Livingstone Mbabazi took over the helms of Kyetume FC in final half of the season replacing Augustine Nsumba.Kitara FCBunyoro based side Kitara FC have also made it to the play offs in their second season in the second tier. Kitara FC finished second in the Rwenzori Group with 45 points from 24 games 7 points behind Nyamityobora FC the table leaders.Kitara finished second in the Rwenzori groupKitara FC who were also Quarter finalists of 2018 Uganda Cup are under the tutelage of Tonny Ssekito. John Stuart Mwesiga is the only Kitara player ruled out of the tie against Kyetume due to an injury.Derrick Tekkwo, Julius Rulinda, skipper Timothy Kato and Pius Mbidde will be the key players to lead Kitara FC in their struggle for top flight promotion.Comments Tags: fufa big leagueKitara fcpaidha black angleslast_img

Competition: Win VIP passes to Camelphat and dinner at the Orchard Inn!

first_imgFancy being in with the chance of winning two VIP meet and greet passes to Camelphat’s highly anticipated Letterkenny gig and a meal for two?Outhouse proudly presents British chart-topping DJs Camelphat this coming Saturday 23rd in ‘Fifth Avenue’ at The Orchard.After the release of their massively successful track “Cola”, Camphelphat have been dominating the tech/house scene. To celebrate the tech duo’s arrival in Letterkenny, The Orchard is giving you and a friend the chance to win VIP meet and greet passes. But that’s not all – they’re also offering a delicious meal for two!To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize simply LIKE, SHARE, and TAG A FRIEND on this post: tickets have sold out, but you can pay at the door on the night! Doors open at 11pm.Good luck! Competition: Win VIP passes to Camelphat and dinner at the Orchard Inn! was last modified: December 17th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:camelphatfifth avenueletterkennythe orchardlast_img

ASTI Donegal hold retirement function in Letterkenny for recently retired teachers

first_imgThe Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) Donegal Branch held a retirement function in Letterkenny recently for recently retired teachers. The special occasion marked the end of wonderful careers for post-primary school teachers that have taught from across the county.The event was marked in the Silver Tassie Hotel by the ASTI Donegal Branch. Picture order: Back Row, left to right: Kevin Fitzsimons, Emily Boal, Katrina Mc Caffrey, Cabrini Friel, Neil Curran, Philomena O Donnell, Paddy Doherty, Charlotte Brewer.Front Row, left to right: Mary O Brien, Geraldine Mc Gee, Breda Lynch(ASTI President), Diarmaid de Paor (ASTI Deputy General Secretary), Bernie Curran, Padraic O Doherty (RTSA).ASTI Donegal hold retirement function in Letterkenny for recently retired teachers was last modified: August 11th, 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)last_img