30 CJIA food vendors participate in food safety training

first_imgThirty food vendors, who vend at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at Timehri on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD), were participants of a two-day food handlers training exercise which was hosted by the Veterinary Public Health Department (VPH) of the Public Health Ministry, as a measure to improve the safety of the food that is being sold to consumers.The training commenced on Wednesday and the food handlers were briefed on the negative impact of unsafe food and food-borne diseases that is growing around the world and being blamed for some 80 percent of deaths globally.One of the coordinators, Dr Colin James related, “The negative impact of unsafe food is enormous and it also creates a vicious cycle of disease and malnutrition, particularly affecting infants, young children, elderly and the sick,” James said.While unsafe food and food-borne diseases constitute a significant public health problem, food diseases impede socioeconomic development by straining health care systems and harming national economies, tourism and trade.“Food safety incidents, or plant and animal trans-boundary disease outbreaks have had negative impacts on public health, on trade, on peoples’ livelihood and on countries’ economies over the years,” he added.James confirmed that a large proportion of ready-to-eat foods are being sold by informal sector operators, especially street vendors who offer it at low prices and provide essential services to workers, shoppers, travellers, school children and low-income earners. The consumption of these foods is common in many urbanised countries.He told that participants that in responding to the health challenges related to food safety, the MoPH strives to support food vendors to ensure that the foods supplied are safe and nutritious.Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of CJIA Andre Kellman, applauded the ministry’s effort and urged participants to take the lessons learnt and put it into practice.“As international airport, vendors need to be very mindful of the travelling public because we are being constantly verify for international standards”, Kellman said.Additionally, Manager of Lotus Restaurant Davieanie Bhim, stated that she plans to reinforce all food safety and hygiene rules in keeping with the regulations of the MoPH. She noted that within the two days, a total of eight staff from her restaurant will participate in the food handlers training.The World Health Organisation (WHO) notes that access to safe and nutritious food is central to sustaining life and promotion of good health. The organisation estimates that every year, food and water-borne diarrhoeal diseases kill about 2.2 million people.The training will continue today.last_img read more

1 dead, 4 injured smash-up in Mahaicony smash-up

first_imgA three-vehicle collision at Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) has reportedly left at least one person dead and four others injured.The accident occurred about 11:00h on Wednesday. Dead is Esmee Rockliffe, 61, of Lot 6 L Enterprise, Mahaicony. The retired Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO) of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) was reportedly heading home from Berbice when the accident occurred.One of the vehicles involved in the accidentWhile details remain sketchy, Guyana Times understands that the collision involved two minibuses and a car, and might have been caused by reckless driving on the part of one of the drivers. One of the minibuses reportedly toppled several times before coming to a halt.The now dead woman was tossed from one of the minibuses and landed on the roadway where she sustained severe head injuries. The injured persons were taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital where they were admitted. Nyasha Rockliffe, the eldest daughter of the now dead woman, told Guyana Times that the accident occurred about 11:00h, but they received the news about 13:20h. She,  along with other relatives, rushed to the hospital, where they saw her mother lying on a bed with blood on her head.The grieving daughter noted that her mother took her last breath around 14:00h. The now deceased woman left home about 08:00h to accompany another daughter to transact some business at New Amsterdam.“She was heading back home when the accident occurred… we don’t know which vehicle she was in, all we got is a call and we rushed to the hospital,” the daughter noted.Traffic Chief Dion Moore confirmed to Guyana Times that the accident involved three vehicles, while noting that several persons were injured. Rockliffe leaves to mourn her five children, among other relatives. The drivers of the two minibuses were detained by the Police, while the driver of the car was admitted to the hospital. Only recently, the Guyana Police Force revealed that analysis showed seven fatal accidents between September 15 and October 20, 2016 across the country, compared to 12 in 2015; 25 serious accidents compared to 37 during the same period in 2015; 35 minor accidents compared to 44 during the same period in 2015; and 42 accidents where damage was incurred compared to 56 in 2015.In addition, 821 persons were charged for tinted vehicles, driving unlicensed, private hire, using cell phones while driving, failing to wear seat belts, failing to wear safety helmets and breach of traffic light signals.last_img read more

Flashflood hit Essequibo Coast villages

first_img…farmers worried about rice cropResidents of several villages on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were faced with floodwaters as inclement weather conditions hit the region.Communities such as Charity, New Road, Suddie and Aurora suffered the worst of the floodwaters which even forced some to vacate the lower flat of their homes.A resident walking in floodwaters in his patioMany residents have complained that their kitchen gardens, rice cultivations and poultry were affected.Several rice farmers met with the acting Regional Chairperson Nandranie Coonjah and Councillor Nathram at an emergency meeting on Thursday to seek assistance, especially in the Charity/New Road area. A promise was made for a team, including the regional engineers, to visit the affected areas today.Rice farmers met with acting Regional Chairperson Nandranie Coonjah on ThursdayAt the meeting, rice farmers complained of badly deteriorated dams, faulty kokers, low price paid by millers, late payments and Police harassment.According to the rice farmers, due to the heavy rainfall, most of the rice cultivation is under water and in some areas the grains are germinating. Farmers are fearful of losing their crop. The farmers said when they tried to salvage some of the crops, the Police are giving them a hard time because the mud on the wheels of the tractors and trailers are deposited onto the roads. Additionally, the farmers said the millers are taking advantage of the situation and are paying them between $800 to $1200 per bag for paddy. Some claimed that they took loans from commercial banks and may not meet their installment this month.last_img read more

City to bring ‘pet owner liability’ discusson to next NCLGA, UBCM

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — At the next North Central Local Government Association’s Annual General Meeting, Fort St. John will be bringing the potential for a law that would place liability on pet owners to the table.Earlier, Council discussed the law with just dogs in mind. But today, Mayor Lori Ackerman brought up the possibility of, instead, making the law affect owners of all pets.“It would expand the scope of it,” said Mayor Ackerman in this afternoon’s Committee of the Whole meeting.- Advertisement -“Once we get this to the NCLGA and to UBCM, they may be debate and conversation along the way that brings it back to dog owner liability, or whatever the case may be. But the reality is, we shouldn’t be picking on any particular breed, and we shouldn’t be pointing out just dogs.”Council resolved to bring the revised resolution, which regards all pets, to NCLGA and the Union of B.C. Municipalities — or UBCM for short — later this year.The push for this law comes after three different hugely-publicized dog attacks occurred within the last month in B.C. — including the attack on Christmas Day in Fort St. John.Advertisement The NCLGA’s AGM will be in Dawson Creek this May, and the Union of BC Municipality’s AGM is in Victoria this September. Previously, Council directed staff to research Ontario’s own Dog Owners’ Liability Act, since British Columbia does not have legislation in regards to a dog owner’s responsibility when their dog attacks another person, animal or damages property.“Ontario’s legislation is very comprehensive and could be utilized for issues taking place in BC,” the report reads. “The one downfall of this legislation is that it is breed specific for Pitbulls only.”Earlier reports indicated the dogs responsible for the Christmas Day attack were Pitbulls. But the City says their Bylaw Department has confirmed the dogs were American Bulldogs.Last year, the Bylaw Department drafted a new Animal Control bylaw which addresses aggressive dogs and a comprehensive licensing structure to deal with dog issues that arise. This bylaw places the onus back onto the dog owner, although does not include liability since there isn’t the province-wide legislation to support it.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgSouth West Donegal Darts LeagueRound 9 ResultsGlenhead P-P Cope House Match cancelled by GlenheadKilcar House 10 Bridge Bar 0Kilcar House started 2013 with a whitewash of The Bridge Bar, Colm Carr defeated Adrian Byrne 3-2 in the opening singles in a closely fought match the home side only dropped four legs on the night. This result moves them into second place and a step closer to securing a playoff spot while the Bridge Bar are still looking for their first league win of the season.O’Donnell’s 6 Big Francies 4 O’Donnell’s completed the double over Big Francies with a good 6-4 win last Saturday, John Gallagher beat Mike Naulty Jnr 3-1 in the opening singles match. Andrew Gillespie and John Murphy had 180’s and Mike Naulty a 100 checkout this result moves O’Donnell’s into the top four but with two games more played than the Cope House.Round 5Roartys 8 Big Francies 2In the rearranged match played last Thursday Roartys superior finishing got them a 8-2 win in Ardara, John McGinley defeated Mike Naulty 3-2 in the two pointer match with John taking out 106 to win the match he also had a 180 and two 18 dart legs, Mike had a 136 finish and 17 and 18 dart legs. Dermot McGuire had 17 and 19 dart legsP W D L Pts Roartys 7 7 0 0 53Kilcar House 8 5 1 2 47Big Francies 8 5 0 3 45O’Donnell’s 8 4 1 3 37 Cope House 6 2 0 4 33Glenhead 7 2 0 5 27Bridge Bar 8 0 0 8 18FixturesFriday 11 January 2013Big Francies v Cope HouseSaturdayO’Donnell’s v Kilcar HouseRoartys v GlenheadThe 2013 Con Sean Darts TournamentThe 15th hosting of this event takes place in The Bridge Bar, Carrick on Saturday 19th January starting at 5pm. €600 in prize money and trophies for the winner, runner-up and highest checkout the format this year is changed open draws each round and matches to be played in the order they are drawn so all boards will be in operation at all times this should speed up the tournament, contact James at 086-9969256 for enquiries.The 2013 Knockout Cup draw takes place at 4pm at the above eventVisit our website for more about our league on www.donegaldarts.comSOUTH WEST DONEGAL DARTS LEAGUE was last modified: January 6th, 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:South West Donegal Darts Leaguelast_img read more

World Cup 2018 Super Computer predicts the winner in Russia

first_img 16 16 16 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 16 16 The 2018 World Cup in Russia is now just around the corner.The final friendlies are taking place as all the teams get ready for their group stage fixtures.But who will win the biggest tournament in world sport this summer?talkSPORT.com has input the latest data into its trusty Super Computer and have had the results delivered!You can see who qualify from each group below and the how the knockout stages will pan out. 16 16 16center_img 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16last_img


first_imgMcHugh, the McGees and Murphy: Pic Kieran Murray Sports ImagesDONEGAL fans overseas can now view highlights of games on a new smart phone app.The GAA is enjoying unprecedented growth of their games on an international level with new clubs emerging on a regular basis in every continent, country and city across the world.This new diaspora network, it’s desire to interact with the GAA back home in Ireland and the subsequent demand to access any available GAA content has never been stronger. With this in mind, the GAA have developed a smart phone app that will enable Gaelic games fans worldwide to watch weekly highlights of all the latest football and hurling action including inter-county, club, Under 21, minor and third level games. Furthermore, the app allows viewers to revisit action from weeks gone by in the ‘Archive’ section, as well as read exclusive analysis and opinion from some of the GAA’s writers.‘GAA JUST PLAY’ is now available to download from the app store (https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/gaa-just-play/id601947666?mt=8) and is priced at just 0.89 cent (or local equivalent) for a limited time only. DONEGAL GAA FANS ABROAD CAN NOW SEE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ON NEW GAA APP was last modified: February 27th, 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:DONEGAL GAA FANS ABROAD CAN NOW SEE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ON NEW GAA APPlast_img read more


first_imgMaxi Curran: Was grabbed by fanA GLENSWILLY fan who went onto the pitch during a home match to grab the manager of the St Eunan’s team has been banned from GAA games for 48 weeks.The incident is one of a number still being investigated by Gardaí following the Division One league clash between the clubs in April.During one of the incidents in Glenswilly the fan went onto the pitch and grabbed  St Eunan’s manager Maxi Curran. The fan can appeal the decision.Glenswilly has been fined €500 with an additional €500 fine if there is another breach of GAA rules. The club meets next week to see how it will react to the disciplinarySt Eunan’s went on to win the game 3-13 to 1-07 despite having two players sent off.  GLENSWILLY FAN BANNED FOR A YEAR FOR ATTACK ON ST EUNAN’S MANAGER was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 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:fanGAAglenswillySt Eunanslast_img read more

Defending champions Jinja, Kibuli and Masaka SS off to winning starts on day one of Copa Coca-Cola

first_imgRecord champions Kibuli won 5-0 on opening dayDefending champions Jinja SS sent out a clear signal that they are out to defend their Copa Coca-Cola crown when they thrashed Bishop Negri 7-1 on day one of the tournament.After St. Mary’s Kitende had drawn 1-1 with Kawempe Moslem, it was 10 time record champions, Kibuli SS’s turn to fire warning shots and they did it in style, defeating Amuria SS 5-0.The other winners on the day involved two home based schools from Mbarara, hosts Mbarara High won 4-0 at home to St. Peters and Welden High School where 3-0 victors over Kamwenge SS.In the other results, Masaka S.S overcame Kampala representative Lubiri S.S, the same result is what Blessed Sacrament Kimanya required to out muscle St Josephine’s Bakita.Mityana based Royal Giant came good over Mbale representative Maluku S.S 3-1 and Kigezi got of to a winning start with a 3-0 win over JOVOC.Another pre-tournament favourite, Standard High Zana was also held, one all by West Nile based school, Paidha SS.Match day two continues on Tuesday with a couple of matches, and the official opening ceremony of the tournament that has been played for the last 25 years, will take place at the Kakyeka Stadium.A number of current and retired Uganda Cranes internationals graduated through this tournament including the likes of David Obua, Tonny Mawejje, Faruku Miya, Khalid Aucho, Yunus Sentamu, Erisa Ssekisambu, Denis Iguma, Alex Kakuba among others.The finals will be played on May 19th.Day One Results:• Jinja S.S 7-1 Bishop Negri• Kibuli ss 5-0 Amuria ss• Mbarara High 4-0 St Peters• London College 4-0 St Mary’s Nsambya• Welden High School 3-0 Kamwenge• Kigezi High 3-0 JOVOC• Royal Giant 3-1 Maluku• St Edwards Bukumi 1-3 Mentor S.S• Ryakasinga CHE 2-1 Iganga Progressive• St Julian Gayaza 1-0 St Paul• Blessed Sacrament Kimanya 1-0 St Josephine’s Bakita• Layibi 0-1 Hands of grace• Jinja Progressive 1-0 Lira Town College• Saviour S.S 1-0 Kitara Model• Masaka S.S 1-0 Lubiri S.S• Paidha S.S 1-1 Standard High School, Zana• Kawempe Muslim 1-1 St Mary’s Kitende.Copa Coca-Cola Groups 2018.GROUP A1.Kamuge High School – Bukedi2.Blessed Sacrement Secondary School – Masaka3.Panyango Secondary School- West Nile.4.Mbarara High School – Mbarara5.ST.Peters Secondary School – Hoima.6.Adwari Secondary School – Lango.7.Bakita.GROUP B1.Lubiru Secondary School – Kampala2.Masaka Secondary School – Masaka3. Kamwenge Secondary and Vocational School- Rwenzori4.Welden High School- Mbarara5.Jinja Secondary School- Busoga6.Green Valley High School – Mukono7.ST.Joseph Buyala- Mbale8.Bishop Angelo Negri College- Acholi.GROUP C1.St Julian High School – Wakiso2.Saviour High School – Luweero3.St. Paul Secondary School- Rwenzori4.Kitala Model Secondary School – Bumyoro5.Royal Giant High School – Mityana6.Rock High School- Bukedi7. Maluku Secondary School -Mbale.GROUP D1.Light Secondary School – Teso2.Kakungulu Memorial School- Kampala3-Kisozi Seed Secondary School – Mpigi4.Lira Town College- Mango5.Kakungulu Memorial School – Kampala6.Jinja Progressive- Busoga7.UUUMO Progressive Secondary School – Bushenyi.GROUP E1.Iganga Town View Secondary School- Busoga2.Sebei College School- Sebei3.Kibuli Secondary School- Kampala4.Buddo Secondary School- Wakiso5.Nakaseke International College- Luweero6.Amuria High School-Teso7.Ryakisinga CHE- Bushenyi.GROUP F1.Mentor High School- Lango2.Kawempe Moslem Secondary School – Kampala3.ST.Marys Kitende- Wakiso4.Hill View College- Bulangira- Bukedi5.Hope Senior Secondary School – Mpigi6.ST.Gerald’s Nakibale- Kigezi7.ST.Edwards Bukuumi- BunyoroGROUP GHands Of Grace Secondary School- Mukono2.London College Nansana- Wakiso3.Old Kampala Secondary School Kampala4.Serere Secondary School Teso5.ST Joseph’s College – Layibi-6.High Standard Secondary School Katera- Luweero7.ST Marys Secondary School Simbya-Rwenzori8.Sironko Progressive – MbaleGROUP H1.Standard High School Zzana- Wakiso2.Kigezi High School – Kigezi3.Paidha Secondary School- West Nile4.Namagabi Secondary School – Mukono5.ST.Joseph Buyaga- Mbale6.Agape Secondary School – Busoga7.Biyaya Secondary School- West Nile.Comments Tags: copa coca-colalast_img read more

Sharks’ Brent Burns in running to win another Norris Trophy

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.LAS VEGAS — Brent Burns was named a finalist for the Norris Trophy for the third time in four years Sunday after he posted another record-breaking season for a Sharks defenseman.Burns joins Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames and Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning as finalists for the award, given annually to the NHL’s best defenseman. Burns won the award in 2017, becoming the first Sharks player to do so, and …last_img