6 families whose homes were razed by fire get help from GRC

first_imgThe families that received their donations on FridayThe Guyana Relief Council (GRC) continues in its mission to provide relief by donating to six families on Friday who had lost their homes by fire.Donations of groceries, mattresses, furniture and disability tools were handed over to the families at the Council’s head office, Riverview, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.The beneficiaries are the Boodie family of the West Bank of Demerara (WBD); the Clarks; the Lumelino family of Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD); the Andrews family of Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD), the Bacchus family of Grove, EBD, and the Alder family of Haslington, ECD.Welfare Convener of GRC, Rohini Bonar said that out of the six families, two have been able to rebuild and as such, the organisation saw it fit to present them with furniture.She expressed gratitude to the individuals and organisations for the generous donations as it assists greatly in helping the Council carry out its mandate.“The Guyana Relief Council expresses sincere gratitude to those organisations and individuals who continue to give support so that we would fulfil our motto of Caring and Sharing” Bonar thanked.GRC is mainly funded through fundraisers, which are held several times yearly. Just last month, the Chinese Food Festival was held and in October, the Council will hold their Grand Annual Luncheon at the Guyana Pegasus.A team in Florida also hosts a fundraiser once annually which they use to purchase and send donations to the organisation.The Government of Guyana also makes a small donation towards the cause, however, according to Bonar, the said donation is not nearly enough.“We get a Government subvention but really and though we are grateful, that cannot run the office of the Guyana Relief Council. So we really have to do a lot of fundraising to achieve helping persons” Bonar disclosed.The Yvonne Hinds Home of Hope shelter is also housed aback the Council and is used to render assistance to fire victims following disasters.For the year 2019, 50 families consisting of over 200 persons received relief from the organisation. Those desirous of sending donations to GRC are asked to contact the organisation on 225-3081.last_img read more

Horgan’s Harps’ squad stretched for trip to Cork

first_imgFinn Harps will attempt to extend their recent unbeaten run to four games against Cork City on this Friday night at Turners Cross (kick-off 7.45). If Harps better Wexford’s result (they play Galway at home) then survival in the premier will be mathematically guaranteed. That will be a tall order against the second best team in the country.Cork did suffer a big blow on Tuesday night when losing to leaders Dundalk at Oriel Park and it now leaves John Caufield’s side four points behind Dundalk with five league games each remaining. They will be going all out for victory against Harps as there is still an outside chance that the title could go to the Leesiders. Ollie Horgan, fresh from his contract extension, will have to travel minus central defender Keith Cowan, who sustained a serious knee injury during Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with St. Pat’s in Ballybofey.Packie Mailey looks the most likely replacement for Cowan while the manager will have to make late assessments on other players carrying knocks. The manager rates Sean Houston and Barry Molloy as very doubtful while Adam Hanlon (hamstring) who didn’t feature against Pat’s might be fit enough to return for the Cork trip.Horgan has been working on trying to get Josh Mailey back from the UK for the game. Ruairi Keating (ankle ligaments) and Kevin McHugh (hand) will not be part of the squad.“Squad wise we’re really struggling for tomorrow night. Keith Cowan has gone in for surgery on his knee so his season is over and Kevin McHugh won’t play in the three games we have left. We won’t have Ruairi Keating in Cork either. And I am very worried about Sean Houston and Barry Molloy in terms of being fit for tomorrow night. “I am bit more hopeful on Adam Hanlon who didn’t play against Pat’s due to a tight hamstring. With the number of players doubtful I am trying to see if I can get Josh Mailey back from England but as of I now I don’t know whether that is possible. With our U19 semi-final against UCD being put back to Sunday we will have a couple of the U19 players in the squad” Horgan said.Harps have lost twice to Cork already this season, 3-1 at Turner’s Cross and 1-0 in Ballybofey a couple of weeks ago in a game that was decided by a controversial second half Sean Maguire penalty.“We have a poor record against Cork this season with the two defeats. It’s a game they have to win tomorrow night to have any chance of taking the league title. So we are expecting that there will be a big response from their players after losing to Dundalk on Tuesday night.”TEAM NEWSSuspended: NoneDoubtful: Adam Hanlon, Barry Molloy, Sean HoustonInjured: Keith Cowan, Ruairi Keating, Kevin McHugh RECORD AGAINST CORK CITY (All Competitions)Monday’s game will be the 38th meeting of the two clubs, and the 19th to be played in Cork.Total Games: 37 (18 in Cork)Harps Wins: 4 (1 in Cork)Cork Wins: 24 (14 in Cork)Draws: 9 (3 in Cork)Harps Goals: 22 (7 in Cork)Cork Goals: 57 (38 in Cork)LAST 10 GAMES v CORK CITY11-Jul-08 Finn Harps 0-1 Cork City (Premier Division)10-Oct-08 Cork City 1-1 Finn Harps (Premier Division)30-Apr-10 Finn Harps 0-0 Cork City (First Division)23-Jul-10 Cork City 2-1 Finn Harps (First Division)15-Oct-10 Finn Harps 1-0 Cork City (First Division)15-Apr-11 Cork City 5-0 Finn Harps (First Division)02-Jul-11 Finn Harps 0-2 Cork City (First Division)30-Sep-11 Cork City 5-2 Finn Harps (First Division)22-Apr-16 Cork City 3-1 Finn Harps (Premier Division)19-Sept-16 Finn Harps 0-1 Cork City (Premier Division)OUR LAST MEETING WITH CORK CITYMonday 19th September 2016 League of Ireland Premier DivisionFinn Harps 0Cork City 1, Sean Maguire 70Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; Ethan Boyle, Keith Cowan, Josh Mailey, Ciaran Coll; Michael Funston (Ryan Curran 74), Barry Molloy (Gareth Harkin 56), Sean Houston, Adam Hanlon (Tony McNamee 80); Ruairi Keating, Dave Scully. Cork City: Mark McNulty; Steven Beattie, Alan Bennett, Dave Mulcahy, Kevin O’Connor; Greg Bolger, Gearoid Morrisey (Mark O’Sullivan 92), Garry Buckley; Stephen Dooley (Michael McSweeney 80), Sean Maguire, Karl Sheppard (Danny Morrisey 59). FINN HARPS GOALSCORERS 2016Sean Houston – 7Ryan Curran – 6David Scully – 3Kevin McHugh – 1Damien McNulty – 1Tony McNamee – 1Ruairi Keating – 1Adam Hanlon – 1Josh Mailey – 1Ethan Boyle – 1 (in League Cup)Horgan’s Harps’ squad stretched for trip to Cork was last modified: October 13th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Three, including infant, missing in several boat incidents in Assam

first_imgAn 18-month-old infant girl has been missing after a reportedly overcrowded boat capsized in Rakhaldubi river in western Assam’s Goalpara district on Monday evening, while two more boat incidents occurred across the State on Tuesday evening. The Rakhaldubi mishap is the third boat capsize in the State in the last one week after a mechanised country boat sank in the Brahmaputra off Guwahati killing four. Officials in Goalpara district said the unregistered row-boat had 15 people on board when it sank in the river. All other passengers were rescued by locals.Around the same time, a mechanised country boat also capsized in the Beki river near Kalgachia in Barpeta district. The boat drifted after its engine failed and hit the pillar of a bridge across the river. Around 30 people on board managed to either swim ashore or were rescued.In another incident on Tuesday, a rowboat sank in western Assam’s Goalpara district around dusk, the fourth such incident since a mechanised country boat capsized in the Brahmaputra off Guwahati on September 5. According to initial reports from the district, two people — Bilal Hussain, 26 and Amina Khatun, 7 — were missing after the boat with at least four people on board sank at Khankhowa Char near Goalpara town.These mishaps involving unregistered boats happened on non-notified routes. We have registered cases against the operators,” Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, director of the State’s Inland Water Transport Department, said.On Monday, Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said no mechanised country boats would be allowed to operate in the entire river system of the State. After a review meeting with IWT officials, he ordered all single-engine ferries to be converted into double-engine ones with reversible gears.“As per the safety norms, there must be one life jacket for each passenger in the vessel and it will be mandatory for each passenger to put on the life jacket while boarding the vessel. The deputy commissioners shall conduct a safety audit of the ferry vessels within their respective districts,” Mr. Patowary said.last_img read more

CTCRI notifies recruitment for 18 Skilled Support Staff posts

first_imgThe Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) has invited applications for various posts. The interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by August 4.Post details:Total posts: 18 Post name: Skilled Support StaffEligibility criteria:Age limit:The candidates applying for this post should age between 18 and 25 years as on August 4, 2014. In case, the candidates belong to SC/ ST category, five years relaxation in the upper age limit is applicable. And for those belonging to OBC category, three years relaxation is applicable.Educational qualification:The candidates applying for this post should have passed ITI or should have passed their matriculation exam.Pay Scale:Rs 5,200-20,200 with Grade Pay Rs 1,800 per month.Selection process:The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performances in the written test and the interview.How to apply:Candidates should send their duly-filled applications to “the Director, CTCRI, Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram-695 017, Kerala”. The candidates are required to send a latest passport size photograph, DD, attested copies of certificates in proof of age, educational qualification, mark sheets, experience, caste status along.CTCRI:Established in the year 1963, it is a constituent institute under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).last_img read more