Not paid for six months– for executing NDIA works in Crabwood CreekBy Andrew CarmichaelSeveral contractors employed by the Crabwood Creek Water Users Association (CCWUA) have not received a cent in payment for D&I works carried out during the first six months of the year, and the CCWUA is calling on the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) to provide the money to pay the contractors.The CCWUA has warned of the onset of dire consequences if payments are not made urgently as the second half of the year commences.The NDIA has not paid for any of the manual maintenance work done by the CCWUA during the first half of the year on the drainage and irrigation canals in Crabwood Creek, although it had engaged (contracted) the CCWUA to carry out the work by providing six-month contracts.The CCWUA, in turn, had reportedly been sub-contracting the project to villagers, ensuring that employment is provided to stakeholders and that they are the ones executing the contracts.This trench is one that has been cleared by the CCWUA contractorsThe contract between the NDIA and the CCWUA expired on December 31, 2016, but the CCWUA kept the workers it had contracted on the job for the past six months, hoping that the NDIA would renew the contract. To date, that contract has not been renewed.Acting manager of the CCWUA, Sasenarine Kumar, has said the NDIA is still to respond to the CCWUA request that the contract be renewed, made since January 2017. “For 2017, we requested for contracts, but they did not respond to us as yet. When we spoke with officials at the NDIA, they say that the contract is at Cabinet and they are waiting for a ‘no objection’ to proceed.”Kumar has said that, as of July 2017, the CCWUA would not be able to hold the contractors, thus no maintenance work would be done on the irrigation canals in Crabwood Creek. “All the canals will be silted up, and the farming community will punish in Crabwood Creek,” the CCWUA boss has revealed. Many of the canals in the Crabwood Creek community are used by farmers to transport their produce from the farm to areas where they are marketed.“We have canals in Crabwood Creek that are in excellent condition and all of the farms were flooded for five days. If the canals can’t (be cleaned), it might be three of four weeks that they will be flooded (for) if the rain continues,” Kumar disclosed. Hesaid the CCWUA does not have money to pay the contractors for work done from January to June 2017.According to one contractor, Surijlall Sahadeo, the NDIA urgently needs to pay the CCWUA, so that the contractors can be paid. “If they don’t (maintain) the canal, it will cost them more. This is because if it is left unattended for six weeks it will become totally blocked with weeds, especially in this weather… And when the canal is blocked, you would have to send a machine to clean it, because you can’t do manual maintenance any longer. So it will cost the taxpayers and the Government more money to pay for the maintenance,” he explained.According to Kumar, at a rate of pay of between $19 and $21.50 per rod, the CCWUA contractors earn the least money to carry out manual maintenance work on the canals. “So it helps the Government and saves taxpayers (money),” he pointed out.
While the Northern Vac Track in the Enerplex is still under construction, the City of Fort St. John is providing the community with a make-shift walking space. Residents are now encouraged to use the area around the main floor’s ice-rinks for the time being. The area around the ice surfaces will be open from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily. The City says it will ensure the space is kept clear and safe for those to walk on.- Advertisement -The City will open the facility’s third-floor Northern Vac Track once it is complete.
Marcel van der Kraan, talkSPORT’s Dutch football correspondent, brings Hawksbee and Jacobs the inside info on Daley Blind’s future.The Ajax ace is being tipped to link up with his former Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.Van der Kraan says there has been no official move yet from United, but claims the Eredivisie champions are preparing for the 24-year-old to make the move to Old Trafford.“Ajax are waiting for the moment Louis van Gaal comes calling,” he said. “The fact they have already made enquires for a replacement for Daley Blind is a strong signal that they think Louis van Gaal might call before the transfer window closes.”Blind has publicly claimed he is happy at Ajax but, according to Van der Kraan, he would jump at the chance to join Van Gaal in Manchester.“He loved working under Van Gaal at the World Cup,” he claimed. “His dad, Danny Blind, the former Holland and Ajax captain, has worked as an assistant coach to Van Gaal for many years and Van Gaal actually asked his dad to come to Manchester with him, but he wanted to work for the Dutch FA. If he [Van Gaal] asked his son [to follow him to Manchester United], I don’t think he would get the same answer.”
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• Photo Gallery: Doo Dah tryouts PASADENA – About 100 area residents gathered Sunday to celebrate the bizarre and elect a queen of this year’s Doo Dah Parade. Covina resident and San Gabriel Valley Newspapers features reporter Michelle Mills, dancing under the alter ego “Naughty Mickie,” beat out 15 other contestants to be named queen of the parade, which is scheduled to march down the streets of Old Town Pasadena on Jan. 20. The gathering was held at the American Legion Post 280, 179 N. Vinedo Ave., and included many of the parade’s perennial favorites, such as Uncle Fester, Narayana the belly dancer, and Honest Abraham Lincoln. For Charles Delvalle of Twentynine Palms, also known as Uncle Fester, the children’s reactions are what have drawn him back for his 12th Doo Dah Parade. The 42-year-old computer technician at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms said that for him, “It’s all about the kids. There’s no way I can not do it every year.” Despite ill health over recent months, 52-year-old Anaheim resident Gerald Maddox, who is portraying Abraham Lincoln for this ninth year in the Doo Dah Parade, said he had to come. Maddox also credits children with his repeat performances. “It’s seeing the kids react, not only to me, but also to the other performers,” he said. “Those kids are always my priority.” Other favorites of the evening included a cross-dressing guitarist named Eric(a) Valentine, the self-proclaimed deity the “Entity in White,” and a Marilyn Monroe impersonator who identified herself as Roobie Breastnut. Above all, Doo Dah is a celebration of the weird, said Maddox, “and there’s nothing wrong with that.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 ——— To see a photo gallery, log on to: www.whittierdailynews.com160Want 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Queen hopefuls, judges, and spectators alike danced to live music provided by rock bands Snotty Scotty and the Hankies and the Tribal Horses. Mills said being chosen as this year’s queen came as “a total shock and surprise.” After being a runner-up for the position for five straight years, she said it felt good to be elected queen. Mills added that she looks forward to being able to “spread the joy of Doo Dah.” This will be Mills’ sixth time participating in the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, she said. “It’s a good time and a lot of fun,” she said, “but being for a good cause makes it even better.” The Light Bringer Project, a nonprofit group, is sponsoring the parade and will use all proceeds to benefit local projects such as arts in the community, children’s programs, and mental health programs, Mills explained. “That’s why I keep coming back,” she said.
Milford, along with 12 other towns nationally, has been chosen out of 100’s of entries to take part in a TG4 competition to promote the Irish language.The competition challenges the towns to use their native tongue in their daily routines.The 10 part series sees the towns compete against each other for the opportunity to call themselves the ‘G-Team Winner 2011’ and win a €40,000 Foras na Gaeilge prize to use in promoting their local area. TG4, in association with Adare Productions, are producing this brand new series which will be broadcast on our screens early next year.The town, therefore, has been busy preparing for the penultimate ‘G-Day’ on the 22nd of July which will coincide with the Town’s ‘Window to the Past’ Festival and due to this, an excellent sense of community that has enveloped the town.The Tidy Towns committee have planted new shrubs at the top of the town and are continuing their excellent work throughout the town.And in an effort to improve the standard of Irish, there are events such as weekly Irish conversational lessons and bi-lingual quizzes that are open to everyone and have proven to be a huge success. TRIP TO MILFORDLast week, TG4 made their third trip to Milford to capture some of the preparations taking place in the lead up to G-Day on the 22nd of July.The first stop of the day was to Lough Fern were the crew were taken out for some early morning fishing and then on to visit the Kearney family who are undertaking the challenge to integrate Irish into their everyday life.They then visited the local library where a group of 2nd class pupils from Scoil Mhuire, Milford took part in games though Irish and children from the local YMCA put on an Irish puppet show.Other stops for the cameras were at the erection of the Tidy Towns signage on the approach roads to the town, rehearsals for Paul Smiths upcoming film as well as to Kenneth Bradley’s pig farm! Overall the day was a success and we look forward to their next visit in early July. For more information about these and other events check out Milford’s Facebook(Milford Donegal) and Twitter(@Milford_Donegal) for updates and ways to get involved.EndsMILFORD HOPING TO SCOOP €40,000 TOP PRIZE IN TG4 COMPETITION was last modified: July 1st, 2011 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:MilfordTG4
Donegal animal charity Animals In Need looked after a staggering 600 animals last year.But looking after such a large amount of pets doesn’t come cheap.And so the group will be hosting a Fundraising Variety Show this Friday 28th February at The St John Bosco Centre in Donegal Town from 8pm. Acts performing at this all singing, all dancing, musical extravanganza will include The Big Jigs, The Donegal Tenors, Tirconnel Youth Choir, Shane Gallagher and Kimberly Harris (winners of Opportunity Knocks), the young Byrne Brothers, Barnie and Agnes, McNeelin’s Irish School of Dancing, Ardahy Pipe Band and Siobhan McGroarty so please come along and enjoy a night of top class entertainment provided by the cream of our local talent.Every cent raised will go towards the goal of purchasing a desperately needed van for transporting the rescued animals.Last year Animals In Need rescued over 600 animals, including 409 dogs, most of who were saved from death row at the Pound, so please come along and support this worthy cause.Tickets are only €10 and are available from outlets around town including Conway’s Newsagent, The Olde Village Tearoom in Mounthcharles or from AIN’s helpline on 087 1356188. HITTING THE RIGHT NOTE FOR DONEGAL’S ANIMALS IN NEED! was last modified: February 28th, 2014 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:animals in needconcertdonegal
First-place College of the Canyons and the rest of the Western State Conference golf teams will get a test run Monday on the course that will be used for the state community college men’s championship. Coach Gary Peterson’s Cougars, coming off a sweep of the fifth WSC tournament of the season, will take a 26-4 conference record to SCGA Golf Course in Murrieta, the site of the May 8 state championship. Canyons and the rest of the conference teams are playing the SCGA course to take advantage of the WSC’s neutral-site week for the sixth WSC tournament. Phil Martinez, who in his senior year helped Granada Hills High win the eighth of its nine City Section titles, led Canyons’ conference sweep Monday on the Cougars’ home course, TPC Valencia. Martinez shot 72 for tournament medalist honors, followed by Riley Marshall (74), Kyle Marshall (76), Joe Greiner (77) and Damian Yi (77), as Canyons totaled 376 to hold off runner-up Moorpark by four strokes. Canyons entered the competition at TPC Valencia tied with Santa Barbara for the conference lead and finished the day with a three-win lead as Santa Barbara (23-7) placed fourth at 390, behind a 383 compiled by Hancock of Santa Maria. Ventura (399), Bakersfield (400) and Citrus (401) completed the team scoring. Martinez was the second tournament medalist in three weeks for the Cougars, following Edgar Reyes, who led Canyons to the title in the Citrus Invitational at Glendora Country Club – the third invitational championship of the year for Peterson’s team. “I think we’re down to eight golfers,” Peterson said. “On any given day, any one of them can be low. It’s good, because they’re all beating each other up.” The Cougars have plenty of experience, as only Reyes and Greiner are freshmen, and Peterson is guardedly optimistic about another strong postseason by his program, which has produced three state champions. “I think we’ll be OK,” he said, “but Santa Barbara is good, and Moorpark (in third place at 16-14) is coming on, so we’ll see what happens.” Moorpark is host school for the conference finals, scheduled for April 24 at Lost Canyons Golf Club in Simi Valley. The Southern California finals are scheduled for the following week – May 1 at Santa Maria Country Club – with the top four finishers advancing to the state tournament. Rain makeup: The second Foothill League tournament of the season, rained out Tuesday at Elkins Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore, was rescheduled for Friday at Wilson Golf Course in Griffith Park. Valencia (385), Hart (394) and Burroughs of Burbank (402) took the top three spots in the first league tournament, played March 21 at De Bell Golf Course in Burbank. Valencia freshman Max Homa was medalist, at even-par 71. Saugus, fourth at 424 in the opener, also is expected to contend for one of three postseason berths, determined in five six-team tournaments. The remaining team tournaments are scheduled for April 18 at Hansen Dam Golf Course in Pacoima, April 25 at Encino Golf Course and May 3 at Harding Golf Course at Griffith Park. The league final for individuals is scheduled for May 4 at Griffith Park’s Wilson Golf Course. Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 email@example.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
E20 are expected to be backed by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) until next March, though Mayor of London Sadiq Khan may pull the plug on the use of public money to fund the stadium.West Ham are currently in a legal dispute with E20 after the latter refused to accept a £380,000 offer from the club to install claret material surrounding the pitch.The landlord wants the club to pay £325,000-per-year to change the colour of the material, according to the Times.Lyn Garner, E20’s chief executive, said: “No other Premier League football club has such an opportunity to have a track cover with its colours on.”“We think that the club should pay not a one-off cost for the track cover but an annual fee.” 2 tense changes Most read in Premier League silverware Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? West Ham have been criticised by the owners of the London Stadium for failing to cover matchday costs with the peppercorn rent they pay to use the former Olympic Stadium.talkSPORT told you last month that E20 Stadium LLP could go bust sometime in the coming months after taking a £14million loan to cover annual losses of £22million in the year to March 31, 2018. West Ham moved into the London Stadium in 2016 whoops Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won West Ham’s dispute with the London Stadium’s owners is threatening to boil over predicted Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Garner went on to outline the real issue with West Ham’s tenancy is the peppercorn rent paid by the club, with their annual £2.5million payment not covering matchday costs.“What is really driving the problems are the low rents paid by the concessionaires, particularly West Ham,” Garner continued.“I’ve got to say the elephant in the room is the fee that they pay us is the usage cost does not cover the event-day costs and that’s before we go anywhere near a commercial advantage.”E20 have also put almost £2million aside to cover the costs of legal action with West Ham.The club, who sit last in the Premier League after losing each of their first four matches, responded to the claims.“West Ham United initially offered to purchase London Stadium but our request was denied. We were given a tenancy agreement because we were the best offer by far on the table.“As LLDC acknowledged at the hearing today the losses at the stadium are due to a number of factors, including the extraordinary cost of moving the retractable seating, inefficient operating costs and the absence of a naming rights partner. There are other commercial opportunities that they have ignored. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed SORRY latest 2 REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion “West Ham United have offered our experience, expertise and opportunities for shared endeavour every step of the way but these have so far has been rejected, as well as considerable cash for additional rights, all of which have also been rejected.”
Órán Nibbs – Needs YOUR helpA number of friends and family will gather in Tesco in Letterkenny on Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th of August for a bag packing event aimed at raising money for The Órán Nibbs Fund. Órán suffers from Mitochondrial Disease, a complicated and progressive genetic disorder. The fund aims to help improve Órán’s quality of life.The Letterkenny boy’s rare disease means that, at three years old, he is unable to walk, talk, crawl or even feed himself. He has weekly multiple epileptic seizures and has little to no muscle tone. Órán will soon even have to have a feeding tube fitted to his body as his illness has meant that he cannot get the nutrients he needs from his food.The bagpacking begins in Tesco Letterkenny on Friday at 1pm to 7pm and begins again on Saturday from 12 noon to 8pm. Event organiser, Emer Mc Williams is still looking for volunteers to man the checkouts and anybody willing to help out can get in touch via our Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .Any and all support is more than welcome! Please do give generously if you are in Tesco and see the bag packers!Further Details / Contact: Phone: 0871341753email – email@example.comWeb: www.helporan.comFacebook: The Oran Nibbs Fund – www.facebook.com/theorannibbsfundTwitter: @OranNibbsFund BAG-PACKING WEEKEND AT TESCO FOR LITTLE ORAN was last modified: August 15th, 2012 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:BAG-PACKING WEEKEND AT TESCO FOR LITTLE ORAN