World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi AdesinaUS Vice-President praises Laureate, pledges more collaboration on food security“I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.”With these words, Governor Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, on behalf of the World Food Prize Foundation, setting off an atmosphere of festive celebration at the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines, an APO dispatch has said.Accompanied by Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, and John Mahama, former President of Ghana, Adesina took elegant steps to the podium to receive the award – the world’s highest recognition for food and agriculture, with his wife Grace and his two children, Rotimi and Segun, and a large and distinguished crowd cheering him on. Representatives of the Nigerian Government, Purdue University, his alma mater, friends, associates and Bank staff were among the well-wishers who came in out in large numbers to celebrate the African agriculture icon, known as “Africa’s Norman Borlaug.”According to the dispatch, in line with his avowed commitment to a new deal for youth empowerment, Adesina pledged devote the US$250,000 prize money to a fund in support of young African farmers and agriculture entrepreneurs, or “agripreneurs.”“And so, even though I don’t have the cash in my hand, I hereby commit my $250,000 as a cash prize for the World Food Prize award to set up a fund fully dedicated to providing financing for the youth of Africa in agriculture to feed Africa,” Adesina said.“We will arise and feed Africa. The day is coming very soon when all its children will be well-fed, when millions of small-holder farmers will be able to send their kids to school,” Adesina said.“Then you will hear a new song across Africa: ‘Thank God our lives are better at last.’”The President of the World Food Prize Foundation, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, paid tribute to Adesina, “whose breakthrough achievements have impacted millions of farmers and those living in rural poverty in Nigeria and throughout Africa, and whose leadership holds great promise for uplifting millions and millions more across that continent.”In a speech at the colorful ceremony, the Vice-President of the United States of America, Michael Pence, commended the Laureate in a speech read on his behalf by Mark Green, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).“As our global food system is stretched, and the need to feed more people grows, agricultural transformation will require persistence from leaders like you in driving change and capitalizing on public- and private-sector expertise,” Pence said.The Vice-President described Adesina’s devotion to the cause of fighting global hunger as admirable, and deeply needed, and on behalf of President Donald Trump, extended heartfelt congratulations.“The United States is and remains committed to food security, and we will continue to work with leaders like you to find innovative ways to end global hunger,” he said.The Purdue University Glee Club and multiple award-winning all-female Nigerian signing group Adunni and Nefertiti set the mood of the evening with musical performances, followed by the star act: Omawumi, a popular Nigerian vocalist, who had flown in from Lagos for the occasion. The infectious rhythms of Adunni and Nefertiti and popular songs of Omawumi soon moved Adesina and his wife to get up on the dance floor, where they were joined by Obasanjo.The evening was capped by an elegant award ceremony dinner in the Capitol Rotunda.Under President Adesina’s leadership, the AfDB is accelerating agricultural development through its Feed Africa Strategy with planned investment of US $24 billion over the next 10 years. The World Food Prize also recognizes Adesina’s work over the past two decades with the Rockefeller Foundation, at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture of Agriculture and Rural Development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Category: gykfyfoqloyifjyi Taylor adds on to its operating budget
Among some of the bigger increases are $20,000 for a Northern Development Initiative Trust intern, $18,200 to increase the number of hours spent enforcing bylaws, and $29,100 to increase the emergency program budget. The Taylor Fire Department is looking at a $34,200 increase for new supplies and training and there’s an additional $69,500 for the Lone Wolf Golf Club’s Clubhouse and $19,900 more for golf course maintenance. The board itself added $2,000 to have someone cover for the emergency specialist when they’re out of town and $1,000 for an assessment of the audio system at the Taylor Community Hall. – Advertisement -Both the operating and capital budgets will be sent to the next meeting for a resolution by council, and the draft budgets will be put up for public consultation in February.
Category: gykfyfoqloyifjyi Video of justice minister’s anti-Site C comments surfaces online
Cullen said Wilson-Raybould needs to be the same person she was before she was elected – one who had views and values he was familiar with.According to him, her saying, ‘I fought for this, but lost in cabinet’ is a quote ‘very, very weak excuse for not doing the right thing.’When it was asked about the matter, the B.C. government responded with a statement from its Energy Ministry — declaring Site C has been developed by BC Hydro over 35 years and then approved in 2014 after vast consultation that includes nine years of outreach to First Nations.The statement said their government respects the right of anyone who wants to be involved in a peaceful protest, whether it be Site C or any other issue.Advertisement Wilson-Raybould’s spokesperson responded to inquiries about the video with a statement saying Site C was approved by the previous government, which set legally binding conditions with which the proponent must comply, and that the government is examining an appeal on the matter.Opponents of Site C continue to fight to stop construction of the dam, which would flood 5,000 hectares of land in the Peace.A group of protesters have initiated a hunger strike in Downtown Vancouver, outside of BC Hydro’s office — and have now abstained from eating for roughly two weeks.One protester, Kristin Henry, says she will not eat until the project is stopped. The Province says the $9-billion project will create hundreds of jobs over it’s 10-year construction period, and BC Hydro saw upwards of 5,000 people apply for work in the northern B.C. job fairs.Advertisement VANCOUVER, B.C. — Questions are being asked as comments against Site C made four years ago by the federal justice minister have surfaced.According to the Globe and Mail, Jody Wilson-Raybould reportedly said there are other ways to create and preserve power that don’t involve destruction of ‘pristine valleys’ in a video posted by the Common Sense Canadian to YouTube this week.The video in question was filmed at Paddle for the Peace in 2012, and uploaded to YouTube just days ago.- Advertisement -Elected in 2015 as the MP for Vancouver-Granville, Wilson-Raybould also remarked at the ‘country’s reputation is at stake with approval of projects like Site C, and Enbridge pipeline.’The criticism she expressed in the video came as a surprise to some, like Nathan Cullen.The NDP environment critic and MP for Skeena – Bulkley Valley said he thinks she still holds the views expressed in the video, and that raises some questions about why she is not speaking out now for stalling the project.Advertisement
Category: gykfyfoqloyifjyi DOUBLE-KILLER GALLAGHER APPEARS IN COURT AS WITNESS AGAINST BROTHER
Double-killer John Gallagher has appeared in court in a case against his brother.John GallagherThe Co Donegal man became infamous after he shot his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Anne Gillespie, and her mother Annie, 51, in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital one evening in 1988. Gallagher appeared at Letterkenny Garda District Court as a witness against his brother Donal today.Gallagher was tried for murder but was found to be insane. Twelve years later he escaped from custody in Dundrum Central Mental Hospital.Mr Gallagher’s brother Donal (51) of Urney, Strabane, has been charged with criminal damage at Main Street in Lifford, Co Donegal on 27th October, 2012.The court was told that John Gallagher was the only witness in the case.Mr Gallagher, who also lives in Strabane, was in court for the hearing.Judge Paul Kelly heard that CCTV taken from a camera in John Gallagher’s van will be used in evidence in the case.The footage from the alleged incident was downloaded from the in-van camera and put onto a laptop and given to Gardai.Garda Alan Harrington, the investigating officer in the case, had been forced off on sick leave however.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Kieran Dillon, said his client was happy to press ahead with the case even without Garda Harrington.However Judge Kelly said he would prefer to hear all the facts and evidence with Garda Harrington present.He adjourned the case until May 18th.DOUBLE-KILLER GALLAGHER APPEARS IN COURT AS WITNESS AGAINST BROTHER was last modified: April 21st, 2015 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)
Category: gykfyfoqloyifjyi GAA NEWS: MALIN GAA CLUB NOTES
MENS FOOTBALLAfter our dramatic injury time win v N. Conaill on Sunday, things don’t get much easier as we welcome Senior Champions St Eunans to Connolly Park on Friday evening and then face a long trek to the west of the county to take on Gweedore on Sunday. Our victory on Sunday, against a N Conaill side which featured at least half a dozen players who have represented Donegal within the last few years has sent shockwaves throughtout the county. Two wins from our opening 2 games have made more of the more fancied sides in the league sit up and take notice, and judging on our performances to date, no side can afford to take our lads lightly.A very much depleted reserve side were no match for the N Conaill counterparts losing out on a scoreline of 0-5 2-11. LADIES FOOTBALLLadies Football training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8pm to 9pm. GIRLS FOOTBALLTraining for the Under 14/16 girls continues at 5:15pm on Wednesdays. Last Friday saw the U16 girls being defeated against a stronger Urris side.U12 Girls continue to train on Wednesdays at 4:15pm.This Saturday sees the U12 and U10 Girls take part in the skills finals of the “Off The Wall” Competition. Best of luck to all the girls involved.Training for the Under 10/8/6 girls takes place on Saturday at 11:15am- 12:15pm. All newcomers welcome, sessions cost €2.BOYS FOOTBALLTraining continues for the Under 6 age group in the club, gym on Sunday mornings from 10 to 11-15. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend. Training for the Under 8 age group takes place in the club gym from 11 to 12-30 on Sunday mornings also in the club.This is followed by training for the Under 10 age group, which runs from 12.30 to 1.30.Under 14s take on N. Colmcille in Newton on Wednesday evening. They opened their Northern Board League campaign with a victory over Red Hughs and played out a entertaining draw v Carndonagh last week.Under 14 training continues on Monday from 5-6 and on Thursday from 4.30 to 6.00. OFF THE WALLCongratulations to all the boys who took part in the “Off The Wall” competiton which was held at various locations throughout the peninsula on Saurday. Malin prize winners on the day were Zack Conlon who took first place in the Under 8 Gold Section, runner up in this section was his team mate Ryan Mc Geoghegan. Mack Mc Laughlin was the winner in the Under 8 Bronze category. Daniel Mc Laughlin was the winner in the Under 10 Silver section. We recorded a one-two in the Under 10 Bronze category where Sean O Kane narrowly defeated Finn Ward for first place. Adam Mc Feeley came out on top in the Under 12 Silver category and Michael Conway secured the runners up spot in the Under 12 Bronze section. Well done to all.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €650. The sequence drawn was 2-7-5-4-1-3-6. The €50 winner was Angie Doherty, Malin Head with the €20 sellers prize going to Seamus Doherty (PM). Next weeks lotto jackpot is €700 and we thank the local community for its continued support of our weekly lotto draw.MAILING LISTAnyone wishing to be included in the club text service, to avail of club fixtures and news are asked to send their number to 0868668531 or also you can follow the club and receive regular updates on the clubs facebook page.NOTESAnyone wishing to have information included in the club notes are reminded to contact Martin Doherty on 086 1585880, or alternatively send an email to the new club email address email@example.com at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. Please note thGAA NEWS: MALIN GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 15th, 2013 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:Malin GAA Club notes
Category: gykfyfoqloyifjyi DJ REUBEN TAKES IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Donegal DJ sensation Reuben Keeney has released one of the most ambitious records of his short but high-flying career to date. The young Letterkenny man has recorded ‘Give It Some Time’ with vocals from Derry singer ‘Glenn Rosborough’.Reuben has been working on the record for the past two years and has signed to Toolroom Records, one of the world’s leading labels, for the new release.The video was shot in Brighton last month by the Abbey Road Studios.Reuben, who has toured with many of the world’s top DJs since he was just 16, is hoping the record could propel him onto the world stage. * CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO SEE REUBEN’S BRILLIANT NEW SONG AND VIDEO DJ REUBEN TAKES IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL was last modified: May 11th, 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:Reuben Keeney
Category: gykfyfoqloyifjyi Unbeaten Bruins in good spirits
“We play together as a team more (than in 2004),’ UCLA sophomore receiver Brandon Breazell said. “We’re more like a family this year. We’re together on and off the field. I see a lot more smiles. After guys make big plays, and we’re celebrating, there are teeth all over the field. It’s a good feeling.’ Senior linebacker Spencer Havner, who is one of the team leaders, said UCLA’s better understanding of the importance of game-week preparation is a key reason. Washington State officials announced a change in postgame procedures, blocking off the walkway the visiting team uses to get to the locker room, which is a couple of hundred yards away from the field. The move comes in the wake of UCLA strong safety Jarrad Page telling this newspaper earlier this week fans shouted racial remarks at him during the Bruins’ 2003 visit. “When all visiting-team personnel arrives at their locker room, we will open access to the sidewalks,’ Washington State assistant athletic director John David Wicker said. UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said reserve tight end Matt Raney would make the trip in place of linebacker Kyle Bosworth, a special teams contributor out with a broken thumb … Weather shouldn’t be a factor. Chance of rain is 10 percent, and temperatures are forecasted to be near 65 degrees at kickoff. Brian Dohn can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s a product of staying focused in practice and getting all your work done, and you’re confident in what you’re doing in the game,’ Havner said. “Then mistakes don’t happen as much and you have fun. I remember (NFL quarterback) Brett Favre talking about it. You can be loose on game day as long as you prepared the week before, because it should be second nature.’ Third-year Washington State coach Bill Doba noticed the difference watching game film. “I think the biggest thing is just their aggressiveness, and they just seem to be having fun,’ Doba said. “They seem to be flying around the football.’ Doba said he told reporters Thursday leading receiver Jason Hill was “doubtful’ with a thigh bruise. Hill missed last week’s game against Stanford, but still leads WSU with 28 catches, 528 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Also, 6-foot-8, 300-pound Cougars defensive tackle Ropati Pitoitua, who missed training camp with a broken leg, returned to practice and could play 10 to 15 plays. LOS ANGELES — There are more smiles, more good-natured ribbing and more fun for the players these days at UCLA, and it’s not all because the Bruins are 5-0 and No. 12 in the nation entering Saturday’s game at Washington State. The early winning created confidence, but the Bruins say their success goes deeper than results. Several players said more fun during the week carries over to better play on Saturdays.
Category: gykfyfoqloyifjyi Haitian elections postponed by problems for fourth time
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti’s national elections, set for Jan. 8 and plagued by delays and disorganization, will be postponed for a fourth time, electoral officials said Friday. Three Organization of American States election workers were kidnapped Thursday, police said, illustrating the lack of security surrounding the vote. The presidential and legislative elections – the first since a rebellion ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide nearly two years ago – were to have been held in November and have since been postponed three times. Delays in distributing 3.5 million voter ID cards, disorganized voting centers and problems with the voter database were the main reasons for the latest postponement, Rosemond Pradel, secretary general of Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council, told The Associated Press. There are 35 candidates for president and hundreds for 129 legislative seats in the elections, which are being funded by the international community. The winners will replace an interim government installed after Aristide’s ouster in February 2004. 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake There has been no official announcement about the postponement. “In public, the date is still Jan. 8, but in private, everybody knows that this won’t be the case, and that we probably won’t even be able to announce a new date for the elections by then,” Pradel said in a telephone interview. Max Mathurin, chairman of the Provisional Electoral Council, said the council would meet with political leaders later Friday to explain the situation and consider a new date. “My goal is to clarify the calendar,” Mathurin told AP. He said he would hold elections “as soon as is realistically possible,” but could not predict when that will be. The United Nations and the Organization of American States – which are providing most of the logistics for the vote – declined to comment ahead of an official announcement by the electoral council.
Category: gykfyfoqloyifjyi SA planning ‘massive’ rail investment
Increase in people’s movement “It is generally agreed that new rail technology generates social benefits which stem from savings, increase in reliability, comfort and safety, as well as from the reduction of congestion and accidents … It is the most environmentally friendly mode of transport,” Mahlalela said. The department’s director-general, George Mahlalela, said the investment will include beefing up operations in the passenger rail sector, with potential high-speed rail projects identified in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Musina in Limpopo province. Mahlalela said most of the country’s commuter rail system was nearing the end of its life-span. “We believe that an ambitious programme of introducing new rail stock and technology in our system is an absolute necessity,” he said. Sustainable investment environment The plan comes a week Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele and his Chinese counterpart, Liu Zhijun, signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation in the rail sector. 2 September 2010 The department says the investment programme, which is expected to run for the next 20 years, will create “certainty” and allow manufacturers to retool their businesses, leading to sustainable local industrial activities. The Department of Transport says it is working on a multi-billion rand rail investment programme to upgrade and modernise South Africa’s aging rail network. “We are seeing a massive increase in long distance travel in South Africa … This puts a major strain on our roads and air traffic, and these challenges can only be addressed through rapid rail system,” he said. Source: BuaNews Mahlalela said the massive increase in people’s movement and road traffic was posing serious challenges for South Africa’s economy. “Our view is that the rail sector should be one of the major investment areas for the transport sector and the economy of South Africa.” Over R40-billion has been invested in the past five years in passenger rail infrastructure across the country. Mahlalela said this included the R25-billion invested on the Gautrain and almost R13-billion on the rehabilitation of passenger coaches and signalling systems.
Category: gykfyfoqloyifjyi Brand South Africa plays its part for Mandela Day
Brand South Africa wishes Madiba a very Happy 95th Birthday tomorrow. We would like to congratulate all South Africans who will be embracing International Mandela Day and playing their part in making this country a better place for all who live in it as envisioned by Madiba.Brand South Africa has been informed of a number of International Mandela Day activities by individuals and corporates alike and citizens can be proud in the knowledge that the legacy of Nelson Mandela will live on through the actions of his countrymen by keeping his dream alive and committing 67 minutes of service for good.We would encourage every person to get involved in the campaign and play their part. Nelson Mandela played his part by dedicating so much of himself to the people of South Africa and the world and now it is up to us. As Mandela said “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference”.With that in mind Brand South Africa will be playing its part this Mandela day. The entire Brand SA team will be supporting the Ebenezer Home for the destitute, in Walkerville. This year Brand South Africa will be focusing on children aged between 1 and 19 years-old. Some of the children are HIV/Aids orphans or are from broken homes, while others come from the surrounding impoverished area. The staff will be assisting with the refurbishment of the home. They will also be hosting the children in a robust programme around literacy, games, arts and crafts and music. Brand South Africa is calling on all South Africans to do the same and continue to keep the legacy of Nelson Mandela alive and play your part.TIME: 10h00VENUE: Ebenezer Home, Walkerville………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………For further information regarding Brand South Africa Mandela Day activities contact:Maredi MogodiPR International083 760 09 70 firstname.lastname@example.org