Guyana Chronicle hatch-job on Jagdeo a shameless attempt to influence the CCJ third-term decision

first_imgDear Editor,In the Chronicle’s editorial of June 22, the editor proceeded to do a hatch-job on the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo. Not content with what Khemraj Ramjattan, Basil Williams and others have been pontificating that the CCJ will rule against Jagdeo, it appears that the government is shamelessly using the Guyana Chronicle to make a last-ditch effort to adversely influence the third term decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) which will be announced on Tuesday. In any event, even if the CCJ disallows a third term, Bharrat Jagdeo will remain the Party’s General Secretary to ensure a PPP victory at the polls in 2020, and will play an active role in the next government.The irony is, that after more than three (3) years into this APNU/AFC Administration, the People’s Progressive Party is still being blamed for everything that goes wrong in Guyana.During the run-up to the 2015 general and regional elections, Guyanese were asked to vote for the Coalition because they will fix everything that was wrong with the country. The APNU/AFC campaigned on getting rid of corruption; restoring accountability and transparency. They promised to improve the economy and to create jobs for our young people. They also promised to reduce crime and to get rid of the drug trade. But most importantly, they promised every Guyanese the “good life”. They have failed miserably.In his address to the National Assembly almost two years ago, President Granger said his government “entered a depressing financial landscape in May 2015… Economic mismanagement was accompanied by huge debts for unpaid international obligations and court judgements.” He added that the absence of a policy to provide employment opportunities for youth and to reduce extreme poverty and the failure to energise the manufacturing sector helped to weaken the economy (Guyana Times, October 14, 2016).But compared to the bankrupt economy the PPP inherited from his party, the PNC in 1992, the APNU+AFC inherited US$670 million (G$134 Billion) in Foreign Exchange Reserves from the PPP/C in May of 2015 (source: theGlobalEconomy.com). This amount is in addition to the approximately $150 Billions this government inherited in recurring revenues and the $35 Billion from semi-autonomous agencies. In addition, Granger inherited an economy with the lowest debt payment in the entire Caribbean with only 4 percent as compared to 153 percent of revenue that went to service foreign debt in 1992.The new government inherited an economy that was growing on an average of 4.5 percent for the preceding eight years.Our President was being less than truthful in his address when he claimed to have inherited a “depressing financial landscape”. For in fact, the APNU/AFC inherited a buoyant economy; good international reserves; a big revenue base; small debt-servicing; and an inflow of foreign direct investments of about US$400 million a year with ExonMobile spending hundreds of millions already; and from the two new gold mines that have already started large scale production. The APNU/AFC coalition is yet to attract a single foreign investor.The economic crisis facing the nation and all Guyanese has nothing to do with the PPP, it is the economic mismanagement of the Granger Administration, led by a runaway spending that is responsible.In his campaign speech to the people of Berbice, Khemraj Ramjattan said, “The propaganda you are hearing that the APNU/AFC coalition is going to ground both industries (rice and sugar) to the dirt is all lies. We are not going to in any way, close the sugar industry.” Now that the APNU/AFC government has indeed closed four sugar estates putting an estimated 12,000 sugar workers and their families on the bread-line, the Chronicle editorial shamelessly blames Jagdeo for causing the “demise” of GUYSUCO.The Guyana Chronicle editorial made reference to an article that appeared earlier in the Kaieteur News, accusing Jagdeo of evading media questions “as to sums of money that oil companies had paid to the state for oil-exploration activities, prior to 2015.” The editorial asks, “How can Jagdeo still refer to the $18MU.S. signing bonus, as among his “bigger concerns’’ when this government has already accounted for such sum? In typical Jagdeo evasive style, he deprecates the sums paid to his former administration, inferring that they are small sums in comparison. Again, Jagdeo should be reminded that accountability is about every sum, of any amount, that is paid into the state’s coffers, and that includes the sums paid to the PPP/C under his stewardship, by those oil and gas companies as reported.”Well, the US$18 million is still not deposited in the consolidated funds, and senior government ministers denied receiving it for over a year until the lie was exposed. In comparison, Bharrat Jagdeo made it clear that every cent of the estimated US$100,000 his government received as licensing fees from the oil companies, was accounted for, and this information could be found at the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission. The Guyana Chronicle should stop parroting the government’s propaganda and do some investigative journalism to determine the facts before publication.Was the PPP responsible for the 50%-100% pay raise President Granger approved for his Ministers? Did the PPP increase the amount of Government Ministers from 17 under the Ramotar Administration to the 26 Ministers now in government?Was the PPP responsible for setting up new ministries at an enormous financial burden to the Guyanese taxpayers? And could anyone in their right mind hold the PPP responsible for the astronomical amounts of $500,000 and $1.5 million that this government pays to accommodate Ministers? And what about the $12.5 million it’s costing taxpayers every month to rent a drug bond from a PNC financier? Remember, had it not been for the PPP, these APNU/AFC scandals and corruptions would never be known to the Guyanese people. So much for transparency and accountability.But this “blame Jagdeo and the PPP” syndrome is not only propagated by the government, it is aided and abetted by a few Jagdeo-haters, the likes of Dr. David Hinds; Dr Eric Phillips; Lincoln Lewis; Freddie Kissoon; and Adam Harris. All of whom have their own ax to grind with the former President and the People’s Progressive Party.You would never hear them giving credit to Jagdeo and the PPP for all the good they have done for Guyana and the Guyanese people.David Hinds and Eric Philips were both cut from the same bolt of cloth. They are only interested in the welfare of certain Guyanese, and brands the PPP as a racist party. Adam Harris is frustrated and feels betrayed by the many failures of the incompetent government he supports. Yet he can hardly write a critical editorial of this government without some comparison to the PPP/C that suggests the PPP/C may have done the same thing or worst. And the Dem Boys Seh column in the Kaieteur News can hardly mention Jagdeo’s name without the words “that scamp” preceding it.Lincoln Lewis is a known Jagdeo-hater. His venom came about years ago when he took a personal loan of over US20,000 from the bauxite company Omai, to buy a car at the time he, as head of the bauxite union, was representing the interest of the bauxite workers at Linden. When his duty free concession for the car was cancelled, he blamed it on Jagdeo who was at the Ministry of Finance at that time.Everyone knows Freddie Kissoon has his own selfish motive for hating Jagdeo and the PPP. He blames the PPP for his dismissal at UG. But the truth is, at the time of his dismissal, he had passed the age of retirement, and never published anything of substance to keep his job, a basic requirement of an academic.Kissoon also blames the PPP for the “dismissal” of his wife from Go-Invest. In fact, Freddie’s wife served well into the Jagdeo tenure, and took an early retirement from her government job with full honours and gratuities after that agency was restructured.Freddie Kissoon despises former President Bharrat Jagdeo for revoking his privilege from swimming at the Castellani swimming pool. But this was only done after it was discovered that Kissoon was using the venue to eavesdrop on the conversations of other pool guests, and was using the information he was getting clandestinely to write his Freddie Kissoon columns in the Kaieteur News.Some time ago, Kissoon complained that after a meeting with the former President to discuss getting duty-free concession for a car, Jagdeo was so harsh with him that he lost his sight temporarily when he went out on the road.But despite his known hatred for Jagdeo, Freddie Kissoon always had access to the former President: In the swimming pool at Castellani, and in his office to ask for duty-free concession. I wonder how much access he has now with a President he helped put in office.No one mentions about the positive things the PPP has done to bring about economic growth and prosperity in Guyana from a bankrupt nation in 1992, but the “blame Jagdeo and the PPP” syndrome continues.Jagdeo was accused of giving away land to the owner of the Two-Brothers gas station. That is, until the businessman Shiraz Ali himself refuted this claim as preposterous, as he was never friendly with the PPP Administration given his well-known support of the People’s National Congress (PNC) long before Jagdeo even held a ministerial position.Jagdeo was accused of giving away 11 radio licences to “family, friends and cronies of the PPP”, but no one mentions the names of the others that were given radio licenses.Jagdeo again was accused of giving away all of Guyana’s forest and off-shore oil blocks until those too were proven to be lies. Yet no one in the government has the decency to apologise to the Leader of the Opposition.It is time that the Granger Administration accept responsibility for the management of our nation. They can no longer blame Bharrat Jagdeo nor the PPP for their incompetence, ineptitude, and the sufferings of the Guyanese people. They are in government now. Whatever needs fixing, they must fix it now before their remaining two years run out.Sincerely,HARRY GILLPPP/C Member of Parliamentlast_img read more

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Activa, LNP Collaborate to Promote Road Safety

first_imgACTIVA CEO, Gbalazeh making presentation to LNPCommissioner for Public Safety, Miekee Gray-Insurance company donates office equipment to LNP Traffic DivisionOne of the leading Insurance Companies in Liberia  has joined the Liberia National Police (LNP) in a collaborative effort intended to boost road safety through traffic education and improving road users output. ACTIVA International Insurance Company (Lib) Limited, a Pan-African Insurer, has reached an agreement with the Traffic Section of the LNP to sponsor its activities across the country.At a brief ceremony held at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP), ACTIVA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Atty. Gbalazeh, and LNP Commissioner for Public Safety, Miekee Gray sealed a deal intended to provide sponsorship of Traffic and Road Safety Education of the LNP Traffic Section.Under the arrangement, the company has obligated itself to provide funding for all of the LNP road safety workshops and other education programs. Gbalazeh wants businesses and entrepreneurs to collaborate with the LNP as a way of giving back to the communities. The company also made a donation of electronic office equipment at the ceremony.“Vehicular and other forms of traffic accidents have been increasing tremendously in the past years and we thought to find a way to collaborate with the traffic section of the LNP to see how we can help to address serious national crisis,” Atty. Gbalazeh saidRoad traffic accidents (RTAs) continue to be an important public health issue which needs to be tackled from various fronts. But the rate of RTA injuries and deaths is becoming alarming and, according to the ACTIVA boss, the number of fatal and disabling road accidents taking place is increasing day by day and is a real public health challenge for all the concerned agencies to prevent it.“We are willing to collaborate with the LNP traffic division, through sponsorship, to address some of these issues,” he said.Gbalazeh noted that awareness creation, strict implementation of traffic rules, are needed to prevent this public health catastrophe.According to the United Nations, injuries and deaths due to RTA are major public health problems in developing countries.  1.2 million People are killed on roads every year and up to 50 million more are injured.Few years ago, the UN, through its General Assembly, launched RTA as a worldwide initiative aimed to establish action plans to reduce the alarming 1.3 million fatalities and the alarming injuries and disability related crashes worldwide. These casualties, the UN said, will increase if action is not taken.The ACTIVA CEO making brief remarks at the ceremonyIt is against this backdrop that Atty. Gbalazeh and his company are endeavoring to see an innovative coalition that would bring together the private sector (business houses and companies) and the government (LNP) that would come out with innovative measures to ensure road safety. “It will simply be these businesses’ way of giving back to the society and the various communities within which they operate,” he said.“Public safety is a shared responsibility; therefore partnerships between law enforcement and community stakeholders are essential.”  The Community Oriented Policing (COPs) Office — a systemic use of partnerships and problem solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues — could be a good start.Atty. Gbalazeh said ensuring road safety is in line with the government’s pro-poor agenda because it seeks the protection of the masses, many of whom are victims of the traffic fatalities.“The highest burden of injuries and fatalities is borne disproportionately by poor people, as they are mostly pedestrians, cyclists, and passengers of buses and minibuses and these are the people this government seeks to protect.”A high prevalence of old vehicles that often carry many more people than they are designed to carry, negligence of safety belts and helmets, poor road design and maintenance contribute to the high rate of crashes in less developed countries. Reducing risk through the avoidance of dangerous situations helps maintain driving safety on the road, he noted.“There are solutions to the road safety problem,” he added. “A wide range of effective interventions exist, and experience in countries with long histories of motorized travel has shown that a scientific, ‘systems approach’ to road safety is essential to tackling the problem.”LNP officers at the ceremonyThis approach, he said, addresses the traffic system as a whole and looks at the interactions between vehicles, road users and the road infrastructure to identify solutions—with an integrated approach that addresses vehicles, the people who use roads, and the road infrastructure, roads can be made safer.“This is why we want to work with the LNP. This is our own way of giving back to the communities within which we operate. We do not just come here to make project, but we should in return invest some of what we have made into the communities to make it a better place for all of us. This is what we stand for at ACTIVA.”Mr. Gray lauded the ACTIVA family for the collaboration and called on others to join in helping the LNP in ensuring safety in the country. “We are faced with numerous challenges and we highly appreciate this intervention. We hope others would emulate your good example,” Mr. Gray noted.Meanwhile, ACTIVA is the originator of the Globus Network, which is a grouping of 40 well-positioned and dynamic insurance companies in 40 African countries. The Globus Network is the largest of its kind in Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Essequibo Coast business saved after fire breaks out

first_imgOne of the largest commercial enterprises at the Charity Waterfront on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was saved from erupting in flames by firefighters on Friday morning.Based on information received, a security guard attached to the A & S Complex reported that she was at the front of the building at about 00:50h when the scent of burning tires caught her attention.The 41-year-old woman, Kowsilla Boodram, said she later saw smoke emanatingThe A & S Complex which was partially scorchedfrom the third floor and immediately raised an alarm. The Guyana Fire Service was summoned and officers on duty quickly brought the fire under control. Guyana Times understands that the section of the business which was burnt housed the electrical department, and contained millions of dollars in stocks.When this publication arrived at the scene, the management was still calculating their losses while officers from the fire service were assessing the situation to determine the cause of the fire. General Manager of the Complex, Eric Gomes, said he was informed of the fire and rushed to the scene.The enterprise is one of the most modern commercial buildings in Region Two, which houses a bar, a modern hotel, shopping centre, supermarket and restaurant.One of the main concerns faced by residents is the plague of vending on the roadway. In the event of a fire, the roadway remains blocked and fire tenders face difficulties in accessing the waterfront.last_img read more

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Georgetown contingent seeks redemption

first_imgGuinness “Greatest of the Streets”…As preparations intensify for this weekend’s start of the Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” national play-offs, the excitement associated with the event has reached fever-pitch and fans are eagerly awaiting the commencement of play.The Guinness-sponsored street tournament, now in its ninth Edition, has become the most talked-about event in the shorter version of the game, and the organisers cognisant of this fact have been steadily looking at ways to improve the experience for spectators, while also seeking to increase the lucrative prize monies that are on offer.Georgetown teams have generally ruled the roost in the competition’s history, but Linden’s Dave & Celena All Stars ended that dominion last year and will no doubt be aiming to duplicate that performance to erase any lingering suspicion of a fluke.On the other hand, with Georgetown’s aura slightly tarnished, other zone winners will feel inspired by the Lindeners’ performance and raise their level of play as well to ensure that the trophy goes elsewhere.However, this could instigate the cadre of teams that has qualified to represent Georgetown to lift their game and the mere thought of the resulting rivalry is what could inspire strong turnout of the respective teams’ supporters.Bartica Zone winner Disconnection Crew, with their Brazilian connection have been touted to be the spoilers in this year’s competition, while the defending champs Dave & Celena All Stars, East Coast champions Uprising, and Berbice champions Trafalgar showed enough class to make the tournament interesting.As usual, West Front Road-Gold is Money, who are the reigning Georgetown champions, having beaten the most successful team in the tournament’s history, Sparta Boss in their zone final will also attempt to prove that their undoing of the Bosses was no fluke, while Sparta Boss will be looking to restore that imposing record that made them the most feared team in the format.With the provision of seating accommodation for fans, the organisers are predicting an even bigger turnout than previous years as they seek to broaden the diversity of the fanbase.“We are constantly reviewing past tournaments and we felt that seating accommodation was one of the areas that we needed to improve and fans will see an improvement in this area when the final is hosted at the National Gymnasium,” Guinness Brand Manager Lee Baptiste assured.Baptiste said they have every intention of making this year’s national play-offs as inclusive as possible and all the stops were being pulled out to ensure that the tournament’s legacy is protected and preserved.Last year saw the introduction of colourful uniforms and balls in keeping with the new trend seen internationally and this year promises to be no different.The tournament opens on July 27 at Pouderoyen Tarmac, West Demerara and then moves to Haslington Tarmac, East Coast Demerara on August 1, before the final showdown set for August 4 at the National Stadium.last_img read more

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Matthews getting support

first_img“Specifically, the Angels have asked (Matthews) to come forward and fully answer all questions surrounding the recent allegations against him. The organization continues to expect that this matter will come to a quick conclusion.” The statement certainly was not to infer the Angels have started to turn their back on their new center fielder and are siding with Major League Baseball instead. “We’re supportive of our player and we’re protective of the game and protective of our brand,” Mead said. “Gary’s situation, he has now hired counsel to look into it. That’s a personal issue. But (the Angels) have been the focus either directly or indirectly since this issue started. How you measure it, we don’t know. “We pride ourselves on trying to do the right thing. We pride ourselves in taking care of our players and providing support as well, and there have been many conversations this week with Gary and with his agent. It just reached a point where we need to let our fan base know that we’re focused on the big picture here as well, and for nobody to lose sight of that. The big picture includes the Angels and the game of baseball.” Matthews’ new high-profile attorney, Robert Shapiro, said Matthews will make a statement once all investigations are complete. Moreno’s statement was intended to be the team’s all-encompassing view on the subject, according to Angels spokesman Tim Mead. “This week, the Angels and I were disappointed to learn that the name of one of our players, Gary Matthews Jr., has been allegedly associated with an investigation into the sale of performance-enhancing substances by an Internet pharmacy in Florida,” Moreno said in the statement. “Both the Angels and I have strongly encouraged Gary to cooperate with any authority investigating this matter. Garret Anderson is expected to make his Cactus League debut today at home against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Mike Scioscia said Anderson’s delay in playing wasn’t because of any specific problem, it was just to give his left fielder some time to round into shape. “He doesn’t need that many at-bats to be ready,” Scioscia said. “For him to get into games, you want to make sure you have a foundation under him, make sure he has all the stiffness out of his legs.” Francisco Rodriguez and Justin Speier each pitched in a simulated game Sunday and threw about 20 pitches each. Speier is ready for Cactus League action, but Rodriguez will pitch in one more simulated game before making his debut. Scot Shields, who has a sore right shoulder, is expected to make his first appearance in a game at the same time as Rodriguez. John Lackey will have a bullpen session today, his first since missing five days with bronchitis. He is scheduled to start Thursday at Tucson against Arizona. Juan Rivera is showing some progress in his rehabilitation from a broken left tibia in winter ball. Rivera was walking without crutches for the first time Sunday. When he arrived in camp more than a week ago, he was on two crutches and in recent days had been using just one crutch to get around. doug.padilla@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img TEMPE, Ariz. The fact that there is no resolution in sight to the Gary Matthews Jr. situation led to the statement released by owner Arte Moreno on Saturday evening. An investigation last week alleged Matthews was a customer of an Internet pharmacy that illegally has distributed human growth hormone. A later story on Sports Illustrated’s Web site revealed what Matthews allegedly purchased, when he purchased it and where it was delivered. last_img read more

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Another town feels the consequences of Husky oil spill

first_imgA Husky official has been quoted as saying, the cause is still unknown and it could take weeks and/or months for the investigation to be completed. The South Saskatchewan is said to be a clean, viable and safe potable drinking water source, while the North Saskatchewan is expected to be dealing with lingering hydrocarbons and contaminants for up to two months.If all goes as planned, 18 pumps will be used, to keep the water flowing, but given the high risk of operational problems, the city is also exploring backup emergency supply plans, from private and city owned retention ponds in the area.The city has been forced to use its reserve water supply, and impose strict water conservation measures under the threat of fines for those who ignore them.The Mayor says he’s been assured by the CEO of Husky that the company will cover all costs incurred by the city because of the spill.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The town of Melfort is the latest Saskatchewan community moving to take measures against last week’s pipeline oil spill in north/central part of that province, near the Alberta border.The water pipeline network that serves the community southeast of Prince Albert, stopped its intake yesterday from a reservoir near the North Saskatchewan River as the oil sheen made its way downstream.Latest reports now suggest the spill occurred last Wednesday, not Thursday, and Husky Energy says there will be an investigation as to why it took 14 hours to inform the Saskatchewan government.- Advertisement -Both Prince Albert and North Battleford, the closest down river city to the spill site—have also taken drastic steps to conserve water, and have closed their river water intakes.The spill near Maidstone, southeast of the border community of Lloydminster, is said to have involved up to 250-thousand litres of heavy crude. Prince Albert, with a population of roughly 35 thousand and the third largest city in the province, has set  up an emergency 30 kilometre waterline to the South Saskatchewan River, which merges with the North Saskatchewan east of the city.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Breast-cancer chemo unnecessary for some

first_img 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“We are backing off on chemotherapy and using chemotherapy more selectively,” said Dr. Eric Winer of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The gene test in particular “will start changing practice nearly immediately,” said Dr. Peter Ravdin of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. “The results are compelling that this test … helps select patients who will most benefit from chemotherapy.” Breast cancer is the most common major cancer in American women. More than 178,000 new cases are expected this year. Most are helped to grow by estrogen, and hormone-blocking medicines such as tamoxifen are used to treat those. Chemo usually is added if the disease has spread to the lymph nodes – a situation faced by about 45,000 U.S. women each year. Doctors know that chemo won’t help most of these women, but they have had no good way to tell who can safely skip its cost and misery. SAN ANTONIO – Thousands of breast-cancer patients each year could be spared chemotherapy or get gentler versions of it without harming their odds of beating the disease, new research suggests. One study found that some women did better – were less likely to die or have a relapse – if given a less harsh drug than Adriamycin, a mainstay of treatment for decades. Another study found that a gene test can help predict whether some women need chemo at all – even among those whose cancer has spread to their lymph nodes, which now typically brings full treatment. The findings are sure to speed the growing trend toward moving away from using chemo for many breast-cancer patients and aiming it at a smaller group of women who truly need chemo, doctors said Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, where the studies were reported. last_img read more

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Liang third in short program

first_img “And because of the way I made those comments in the ’60 Minutes’ interview it caused a lot of confusion and pain for all those people and obviously that’s not something I want to do so, firstly, I’d like to apologize to them,” he added. 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Earlier, two-time champion Johnny Weir won the men’s short program with 83.28, almost six points ahead of Michael Weiss. Skeleton troubles: In the U.S. team’s worst showing at a major international race in at least five seasons, no American man finished in the top 10 at a World Cup race in Konigssee, Germany. Chris Soule’s 15th-place finish was as good as it got for the U.S. in its first race since the suspensions of Olympic gold-medal hopeful Zach Lund and coach Tim Nardiello. Sorry about that: World Cup champion downhiller Bode Miller apologized for his comments about skiing and drinking during a TV interview, regretting the “confusion and pain” he caused. “The most important thing is that I wanted to come straight out and apologize to mostly my family, friends,” Miller said during a news conference at an elementary school in Switzerland. “But also we have a lot of people who supported me along the way, through my team and even just family and friends who have supported me, who I think are subject to only what the media puts out in America. Granada Hills’ Bebe Liang, the last of 19 skaters for the night, took advantage of mistakes by two others ahead of her to grab third place after the women’s short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Thursday night at St. Louis. Liang ended up with 58.82 points, just .29 points behind Emily Hughes, the younger sister of 2002 Olympic champion Sarah. Sasha Cohen, the 21-year-old two-time world silver medalist and considered a lock for the national title with Michelle Kwan out, scored 65.15 points to easily win the short program. center_img Simi Valley’s Danielle Kahle finished 15th with 38.74 points. Cohen is well-positioned for Saturday’s free skate – and the one guaranteed spot on the U.S. team for next month’s Olympics. last_img read more

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THE COPE BUILDERS PROVIDERS DUNGLOE STILL GOING STRONG AFTER 110 YEARS!

first_imgThe Cope Builders Providers Dungloe have announced an increase in sales, and have said the future looks much more positive after a number of difficult years in business.The economic downturn effected all industry’s across the Country, but the construction sector realty felt the pinch and multiple jobs and business were lost during the recession.The Cope Builders Providers faced many difficult challenges during that period and worked tirelessly to ensure it continue and improve the service it provides. Management at The Cope Builders Providers Dungloe have been over-whelmed with the interest in their new range of Solid Fuel Heating systems.The Cope are the main distributor for Metal Fach solid fuel heating systems, which are manufactured in Poland.Laurence McDaid, Manager of the Builders and Providers said, “The main differential of the Metal Fach heating systems is the build quality and product reliability.“Once installed we have seen customers save up to 50% on fuel bills and now with the exchange rates being what they are, we have seen a significant increase in enquiries from customers in Northern Ireland. Laurence also pointed out that the Cope Builders Providers has experienced a consistent increase in sales over the last number of monthsHe added, “One area of the home that people are improving is their home-heating systems.“There are so many products available to lower annual heating bills, that it makes sense to spend now and save on your bills later.”Mark Sharkey, Chief Executive of the Cope, says all businesses in the Cope are showing signs of growth.“The last number of years in business have been demanding without doubt. At the Cope all of our team have worked tirelessly to improve and grow our Co-operative in difficult times. “We have added three new business units during the recession including, An Club Beag a 8,000 sq. foot Children’s Play Area, hubtec our Computer Sales & Services Shop and Cope Cycles.“At the Cope we always remain committed to the community who support us – since 2010 The Cope has fund-raised and sponsored over €147,000 to local clubs and organisations.“We are seeing a strong improvement in Sales so as we look forward to our 110th year, I have every faith that The Cope will be around for another 110 years!THE COPE BUILDERS PROVIDERS DUNGLOE STILL GOING STRONG AFTER 110 YEARS! was last modified: March 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessdungloeFeaturesnewsTHE COPElast_img read more

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