…as Berbice Expo and Trade Fair launchedThe 15th Annual Berbice Expo and Trade Fair was recently launched under the theme “Promoting a favourable business and investment climate”.Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce President Mohamed RaffikThe four-day event, which is promoted by the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (CCCC), will be held at the Albion Sports Complex from September 27 to 30.The exposition was officially launched by Business Minister Haimraj Rajkumar, who emphasised the need to push agriculture and tourism.He admitted that the economic contributions that Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) made to the national economy were enormous. On this note, he added that only recently, the American Stock Exchange recognised that Guyana’s economy was one of the fastest growing in the world.Business Minister Haimraj RajkumarNevertheless, he stated that the tourism sector has also been growing at a fast rate.“We are going in the right direction,” Rajkumar added while noting that the future of Guyana depended heavily on its agriculture and emergent oil and gas sector.“We will continue to promote these two sectors – tourism and agriculture so in October we will be having an agri-tourism drive, where we will be sensitising persons on how they can use agri-tourism to develop themselves. Region Six has the potential and has been contributing in agricultural sector. All we have to do now is bridge the two sectors and make one big product – agri-tourism.”The Minister added that the agri-tourism expo will be held with the goal of developing a green tourism sector.“With this coming on stream, the Private Sector will play an integral role in tourism and in agriculture. They will have to come together to plan and plot a way forward, so that all the players will be able to have a product that persons in Guyana and those abroad can benefit from,” Rajkumar added.He explained that over the years, Guyana has been receiving significant interest from persons wanting to invest in the country. This can be attributed to the new-found resources in Guyana.“So, a lot of persons will be coming to our country wherever to work industry or bringing their families to spend some time with them while in Guyana. We must be prepared. We must have the required standards so that when visitors arrive, they will be able to be accommodated up to the standards expected.”Meanwhile, CCCC President Mohamed Raffik explained the Chamber spent over $2 million it made from the last Expo on developmental projects in the community.Since the Expo started 19 years ago, Raffik highlighted that 14 schools have benefited from projects undertaken by the Chamber.“The money that we get from the Expo is spent quite a lot on community projects. Recently, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rose Hall Town Council to develop a playfield, which is situated not far from our Chamber’s office so that children in the area could have recreational time,” Raffik explained.The CCCC will be giving concessions to small entrepreneurs, continuing an initiative which was started two years ago.
QPR boss Mark Hughes has admitted it has been difficult for him to anticipate which Chelsea players his side will come up against in today’s derby.Blues interim boss Roberto Di Matteo – a former Stamford Bridge team-mate of Hughes – is expected to make changes following Chelsea’s gruelling Champions League tussle with Barcelona.But this afternoon’s encounter is still important for the home side as they chase a top-four finish, plus their options for the final games of the season have been limited by injuries and suspensions.“It’s a little bit difficult to get an angle on who they’re going to pick,” said Hughes.“They’ve obviously got a big squad and can mix things around after their excursions in midweek. I’ve no doubt they’ll use that squad.“From my point of view, in terms of planning for individuals who might play, it’s possibly a little bit more difficult than it might have been.“But we’ll have a fair idea – a fair guess at it – and we’ll have to wait and see who turns up.”Click here for our Chelsea v Rangers quizSee also:Rangers boss considers tactical switch for Chelsea clashPremier League suggested QPR form guard of honour for ChelseaBoss Hughes predicts exciting derbyDi Matteo: Terry is ready to face QPRProblems for QPR ahead of derby clashFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more
Former Games OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi Kalmadi has accused the OC members for the CWG scam.The government seems to be distancing itself from Suresh Kalmadi after he pinned the blame on the authorities in the Commonwealth Games scam case, demanding the questioning of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and former sports minister M.S. Gill. In an attempt to avoid a confrontation with the former CWG Organising Committe chief, Sports Minister Ajay Maken has indicated that he is not willing to share the dias with him at the closing ceremony of the National Games. This comes a day after Kalmadi hit out at the authorities for being singled out and being blamed for the CWG scam. The Delhi government has been facing the heat from Kalmadi, who insists on a JPC to probe the CWG mess. In his defence, Kalmadi has accused the authorities of categorically targeting the OC members. Kalmadi claims all decisions with regard to the Games were taken at several levels and by several people. read more
Give Tylan Wallace some light on the edge, and kiss him goodbye.Wallace got the call early on in their Thursday evening matchup with a jet sweep to the left side, and he took care of business with this insanely smooth touchdown jaunt down the sideline, showing off his speed and long stride in the process:10:03Q1 @SouthHillsFB WR Tylan Wallace takes jet sweep 70+ yds for opening TD, Scorpions up quick 6-0 on Trimble Tech #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/VpL2iQpIBz— Matt Martinez (@MCTinez817) September 23, 2016South Hills and Tylan Wallace squared off with their rival Trimble Tech on Thursday in a lopsided contest. The South Hills scorpions handly defeated Trimble Tech 68-7. Wallace hauled in five catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns in their dominating performance per stats from DFWvarsity.com.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! read more
Disturbance at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility involved nearly 50 inmates SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility officials in Otay Mesa said they are investigating a riot involving nearly 50 people.Officials said the incident happened Friday just after 9 a.m. on the Facility A yard, a medium-custody yard.The riot occurred when multiple fights and attacks broke out in several areas simultaneously, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.Corrections officials said officers immediately responded to the various areas, and gave multiple orders to stop fighting. When inmates did not comply, officers used pepper spray to quell the incidents. Only non-lethal force was used and multiple inmate-manufactured weapons were recovered at the scene, according to the CDCR.Ten inmates were injured and transferred to area hospitals. One of the injured inmates suffered serious head injuries and was transported to an area hospital by emergency life flight.Officials said no officers were seriously injured. Some correctional staff members were exposed to pepper spray. They were treated at the prison.Cal Fire San Diego said they’ve sent several ambulances to the incident at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility near Otay Mesa.The KUSI Chopper flew over the Correctional Facility as prison guards detained some inmates in the yard. Posted: February 15, 2019 February 15, 2019 Updated: 5:12 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter read more