MINISTER IS ‘SHOCKED AND DISGUSTED’ BY ATTACK ON CONVOY ORANGE HALL

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first_imgMinister of State Joe McHugh TD said he is shocked and disgusted by the fire at the Orange Hall in Convoy.The Orange Hall in Convoy which was attacked last night.Deputy McHugh has visited the scene of the suspected arson attack – the second in just three weeks following another attack on an Orange Hall in Newtowncunningham.The Minister said he has now contacted Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, about the matters. “As soon as I was informed of what happened, I came to the site to see firsthand the damage that was done and to meet with community members and those involved with the Hall, to share in their grief and offer my sympathies and support.“I have spoken with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan and the Taoiseach has been informed of what has happened in Convoy.“I have also met with members of the Presbyterian Church in Convoy and having spoken with members of the Gardai, I understand they are making enquiries into a number of attempted attacks on the Church, which also took place in the early hours of this morning,” he said.Deputy Joe McHughHe described the latest incident as worrying and stressed that such behaviour will not be accepted. “It is very worrying that this has happened so recently to the arson attack on the Orange Hall at Newtowncunningham and I want to make clear that this sort of vicious behaviour is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. A Gardai investigation has already begun and they will have the full support of the community, the local authority and the Government.“The community here in Convoy have very good relations with their neighbouring communities and we need to ensure that these acts of vandalism carried out by a few does not disrupt or strain the very important relationships which have been built up over many years.” MINISTER IS ‘SHOCKED AND DISGUSTED’ BY ATTACK ON CONVOY ORANGE HALL was last modified: October 3rd, 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:arsonconvoydeputy joe mchughGardaiOrange Halllast_img read more


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first_imgDonegal Sports Star Awards October review: The month of October will live long in the memory of Ballybofey woman Avril McNamee who won gold in the final of the US Handball Open at Fountain Valley, California. McNamee’s international sporting success was one of the highlights of the Donegal Sports Star Awards monthly review after the MacCumhaill’s Club member defeated Julie Jordan from Anchorage, Alaska on a 21-6, 21-4 scoreline for an impressive final victory. In the semi-final she had won against Ellen O’Connor from Leixlip, Co Kildare, on a scoreline of 21-11, 21-12. There was a range of exceptional achievements in October, which one would expect to see featuring in the Donegal Sports Star Awards nominations list, which will be published early in the New Year. Nominations for the 2016 awards close on Friday 25th November. For further details go to donegalsportsstarawards.ie14-year-old Rhys Irwin’s fantastic season continued as he secured the 125cc/300cc Irish Masters Championship at Mondello International Race Circuit with two rounds in hand and a 100 per cent winning record on his little 125cc Aprilia against the more powerful 300cc bikes. Then, at Cadwell Park in the UK, in the final round of the British Superteens Championship the Kilmacrennan lad won the last race by a staggering 20-second margin. But he just missed out on the championship title by a single point having had mechanical problems in earlier races over the weekend. Still the runner-up place was a remarkable achievement for Irwin who was three years younger than the new champion. It was a truly memorable month for Rhys who was the only Irish rider from the 2016 season to be selected to travel to Spain for the Red Bull Rookies Moto GP trials. He was one of 100 of the World’s best teen motorcycle riders picked from a World-wide selection of 5,500 applicants. And immediately after that terrific experience Rhys and his older brother Caolán landed back in Ireland just in time to be on track at the prestigious Sunflower Trophy races at Bishopscourt Race. He took part in the 125 cc Young Guns Championship adding two more wins to his list of accolades and lifted the impressive Hillsborough Club Perpetual Trophy. Rhys was also invited to the final of the Irish Masters Young Rider of the Year competition at Mondello Park. He was one of ix of Irelands top young riders of 2016 selected to compete for this prestigious prize which will be presented to the winner at an awards function before the end of the year.Also on the same weekend at Mondello Park his older brother Caolán on a 550cc Aprilia was down on power to the more powerful 650 cc Supertwins but still put on a great show taking the Holeshot in Race 1 to finish in a highly creditable eighth position overall against a grid of 45 bikes. Earlier in October at Caldwell Park the 18-year-old had taken his second British win of the season and also had a second place finish at the famous UK motorcycling venue.  Another Kilmacrennan motorcyclist Richard Kerr won both Moto 3 races at the prestigious Sunflower Trophy at Bishopscourt in Co Down. Kerr led in both races from start to finish and broke the lap record on his way to victory in race two.On the international soccer front it was another good month for Seamus Coleman who was given the captain’s armband again by manager Martin O’Neill for the World Cup qualifier against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium. The Everton player was named ‘Man of the Match’ as he scored his first ever goal in the vital 1-0 victory. At the third attempt Finn Harps secured a victory and a first goal against Bohemians in their final game of the 2016 League of Premier Division season in Ballybofey.Sean Houston was honoured twice after the game picking up both the Harps 54 Crew and Dublin Supporters ‘Player of the Year’ awards. Ethan Boyle was named ‘Young Player of the Year’ and it was also the night that the club and fans bade farewell to Kevin McHugh who retired from senior soccer after an outstanding career. The Killea man who made his debut for Harps in August 1998 and went on to score 186 goals in 438 times for Donegal’s only senior club. Earlier that week Ollie Horgan’s side had secured their Premier Division status without kicking a ball after Wexford Youths failed to secure the necessary three points against Cork City. A victory for Shane Keegan’s side at Turners Cross would have meant Harps needing a draw in that final game against Bohemians to be sure of top-flight football in 2017. After a dismal run of ten games without a win October was good for Harps with a scoreless draw against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds; a 2-1 home win over Bray Wanderers and a 92nd minute Houston goal earned the hosts a precious point in a 1-1 draw with St. Patrick’s Athletic in Ballybofey. Those results had put Horgan’s outfit nine points ahead of Wexford Youths with three league fixtures remaining. Harps did lose 2-0 to Cork City but then secured a priceless 0-0 draw against Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park.Meanwhile, there was heartbreak for the Finn Harps U19s who missed out on a place in the FAI National League Final after a 2-1 extra-time defeat at the hands of UCD in Ballybofey. And it was a similar story for the U17s who lost 2-1 to UCD at Belfield in an FAI National League quarter-final. Staying with soccer St. Johnston’s Tyler Toland was a member of the Republic of Ireland U17 side that clinched qualification for the European Championships with a 2-0 win over Belarus in Cork.On the last Sunday in October in the National Section of the Dublin City Marathon Letterkenny AC’s Catriona Jennings finished second in a time of 2.44.59 while Inishowen A.C’s Pauric McKinney won the Male O-50 category clocking 2.35.03 for the 26-miles. There was a first for the Milford Athletic Club when their Novice team finished third at the Donegal Cross-Country Championships in Fanad.Far from home Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon club member and two-time Donegal Sports Star Awards winner Aidan Callaghan finished 383rd out of 2,000 competitors at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.  Donegal finished runners-up at the 40th Inter-counties Surfing Championships behind Sligo at Tullan Strand in Bundoran and Creevy National School Ballyshannon Junior Boys Relay team of James Monaghan, Caolan McCauley, Darragh Summerville and Alan Vaughan won gold at the Ulster Schools Swim Championships in BangorGlenswilly were crowned Donegal Senior Football champions for the third time in six years after executing a near perfect game plan to defeat Kilcar by a point (1-10 to 0-12) at McCumhaill. On a miserable wet afternoon Michael Murphy’s ninth minute goal was the decisive score of the decider. But the Glen men’s interest in the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship ended disappointingly in Newry after being well placed at a stage to bid for a semi-final spot early in the second half against Down’s Kilcoo. The turning point came ten minutes into the second half when Michael Canning’s side was leading 1-6 to 0-7. Cathal Gallagher was unable to convert a decent goal scoring opportunity chance and disaster then struck when he was sent off after giving away a penalty at the other end, which Kilcoo converted. The Glen men failed to score again in the quarter-final as their opponents tagged on 1-5 to reach the last four of the provincial competition. Still October was a good month for the Foxhall Club as their third string squad won the Donegal Senior C Championship title. The Manus Kelly managed side defeated Naomh Conaill 1-5 to 0-6 in the final at the O’Donnell Park.Early in the month at the O’Donnell Park the Downings had arguably the biggest success in the club’s history as their two teams took county titles at the O’Donnell Park. Few clubs can boast winning two Donegal Football Championship titles on the one day.For that to happen the reserve team had to complete the first part of the double act and the side jointly managed by Francie McHugh and John Byrne did exactly that with an excellent 2-8 to 0-9 win over Letterkenny Gaels.The second leg of the double bid proved a bit more challenging for the Connor brothers Andy and Seimi as their opponents Naomh Padraig from Muff put it up to them for long periods of the decider in Letterkenny. However, Na Dunaibh came good when it mattered most with late points from Lorcan Connor and sub Gary ‘Ban’ McClafferty finally killing off a very determined effort from the Inishowen outfit. The Downings first string carried that good form into Ulster as County U21 player Lorcan Connor played a huge role as his club Downings advanced to the semi-finals of the Ulster Junior Football Championships for the first time ever thanks to a two-point win over Derry side Magilligan (1-9 to 0-10) at Celtic Park. In the middle of October there was an historic success for Burt who upset the odds to defeat Milford and take the Donegal Intermediate Football Championship title for the first time 2-11 to 1-12 after a relay at the O’Donnell Park. Naomh Conaill won the Donegal Minor Football Championship for the ninth time with a 1-11 to 0-11 victory over St. Eunan’s in Convoy and on the last Saturday of October an early Conor Boyle goal paved the way for Gweedore to take the County U21A Championship title with a 1-10 to 0-8 win over St. Eunan’s in Glenties. McCumhhaills hopes of an Ulster Junior Hurling Championship title were dashed as Antrim’s Lamh Dhearg won the provincial final by 0-16 to 0-13. Setanta’s Danny Cullen played his part but couldn’t help Ireland to victory over Scotland in the annual shinty-hurling international.On the first Sunday of the month Letterkenny crew Brian Brogan and Damien Mc Gettigan claimed their second National victory of the year in the Cork 20 Rally . Having already clinched the West Cork Rally back in March the pair secued victory by over one minute from Tommy Doyle and Liam Moynihan in their Renault Clio. The following weekend the 2014 Donegal Sports Star ‘Motorsport’ Award winners Declan and Brian Boyle in their Ford Fiesta WRC won the Martin Howley Memorial Donegal Harvest Rally for the third successive year in KillybegsRaphoe’s Peter O’Donnell was inducted into the Donegal Boxing Hall of Fame at the organisations’ annual awards in the Central Hotel, Donegal TownIn Martial Arts where was success for the Three Rivers Shotokan Karate Club at the Champions International Karate Association (CIKA) European Open with gold for the Crawford brothers Ciaran and Eoin Crawford in the Kumite section. Ciaran also won silver in the Kata category. It was bronze for Megan Gallagher and Ace Rodriguez in the Kata. In the Kunite there was silver for Emma Dolan with a bronze going to Brodie Hannigan. There was gold for the team of Emma Dolan, Jamie-Lee Simpson and Natasha Doherty in the U14 category. Three-Rivers finished sixth out of the 45 clubs that took part in the competition. The youngsters from Three Rivers also did very well at the ONAKAI Junior Kunite Championships in Dublin with golds for Natasha Doherty  (10-11 years), Emma Dolan (12-13 years) and Ciaran Crawford (10-11 years). There was also silver for Jamie-Lee Simpson (12-13 years) and six-year-old Eoin Crawford took bronze (6-7 years).In soccer an Ulster side backboned by Donegal boys was crowned FAI U18 Schools Inter-provincial champions on Sunday thanks to a 3-2 victory over Connacht in Dublin. The goals were scored by Coaliste Ailigh’s Jeaic McKelvey, Sean McBride and Corrie-Lee Bogan. Ulster ended up with two wins and a draw over the weekend. In the middle of October the Ulster Senior League just missed out on glory at the FAI Intermediate Inter-provincial Tournament in Cork. After a 3-1 win over Leinster on the Friday night with Mark Moran, Paul McVeigh and Ryan Varma scoring. The USL team managed by Bonagee United’s Peter Moran defeated Connacht 2-0 on the Saturday thanks to a brace from Walsh. However, the holders and hosts, Munster, defeated the the USL 2-0 on Sunday to keep the silverware.For further information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to donegalsportsstarawards.ie or visit us on Facebook at Donegalsport Star-awards.Harps stay up and Glenswilly win Donegal SFC – October Sports star awards review: was last modified: November 7th, 2016 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)last_img read more


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first_imgThe axe officially fell on Tuesday — Salmon ports from Eureka to Gold Beach will remain off limits for recreational salmon fishing this year. Because of the historically low numbers of adult Klamath River fall Chinook, a lingering effect of five years of drought water mismanagement and poor ocean conditions, the PFMC reaffirmed their decision to officially close recreational salmon fishing within the California and Oregon KMZ areas.Fisheries to our south, which have far less impact on the …last_img


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first_imgAfter losing four straight games, can the injury-plagued Warriors (12-7) overcome Damian Lillard and the Portland Trailblazers (12-6)?When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSBA)Projected Blazers starters: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Al-Farouq Aminu, Jake Layman, Jusuf NurkicHow the Blazers are doing: After finishing third in the Western Conference last season, Portland looks poised for another top-5 finish this year. Through 18 games, the Blazers boast wins over the Clippers, …last_img


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first_imgAJ Stubbs scored a team high 18 points, 12 of which came in the second half, and the McKinleyville Panthers outlasted the Hoopa Warriors 80-72 to win its first-round Logger Classic game, Thursday night at Jay Willard Gymnasium.With Thursday’s win the Panthers (4-3) advance to the semifinal round of the Logger Classic where they will face Dougherty Valley (5-1) today at 8:30 p.m.“I thought we matched their intensity tonight, which is something I didn’t think we did as good a job of the first …last_img


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first_imgLOS ANGELES–The San Francisco Giants have long believed that Steven Duggar is their center fielder of the future.He’s now their right fielder of the present.One day after the Giants acquired outfielder Kevin Pillar from the Toronto Blue Jays, Duggar will make his first major league appearance in right field as San Francisco will start Pillar in center.“I’m accepting to all of it,” Duggar said. “I’m excited for the opportunity and I think if a ball drops out there, it was meant to be a hit.” …last_img


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first_imgOAKLAND — A 5-year-old Liam Hendriks, like most other Australian kids, had to decide on a summer sport to pursue.T-ball or cricket?Tradition might’ve pulled Hendriks toward cricket — a more popular sport among Australians than baseball — but there was just something a bit more logical about T-ball for a young, short-attention spanned Hendriks and his friends.“T-ball is thirty minutes long every Saturday and cricket starts turning into three hours, six hours,” Hendriks said. “And my parents …last_img


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first_imgA biological motor has been found, of all places, on the seeds of wild wheat.  A team of German and Israeli scientists watched wheat seeds and found they could dig themselves into the ground.  How can a dry seed, with no muscles, nerves or circulatory system, accomplish such a feat?  It all becomes clear when you look under the awning.    You’ve probably seen the long strands attached to the seeds of grasses like wheat and oats.  These are called awns.  They’re not just decorative; they are actively involved in seed dispersal.  Once the seed drops to the ground, with awns still attached, a remarkable mechanism goes into action.  As the humidity rises and falls throughout the day and night, the awns respond by bending or twisting.    How does the bending take place?  At first, it seemed surprising anything would happen, because the tissues in cross section look uniform under an electron microscope.  The authors, though, found a remarkable feature: a “huge acoustic impedance contrast” in cross section that affects the stiffness of the awn shaft from one side to the other.  In cross section, the shaft resembles the shape of a mushroom with a cap.  The cap portion had twice the Young’s modulus as the stem – a stiffness the equivalent of spruce wood.  As humidity changes, the differential stiffness causes the entire awn to bend.  By analogy, consider how a bimetal strip, like the coil in a thermostat, bends and straightens in response to temperature.  Not only that, “silica tiles stiffen the epidermis and protect the structure as it interacts with the soil.”    So let’s follow the action in the wild.  The seed, awns and all, falls to the ground.  In real time, it might look like nothing is happening.  The seed, after all, is dead; its tissues are removed from any source of nourishment or internal energy.  A time lapse movie, however, shows the seed appearing to spring back to life.  This time, it’s a robotic life exacting its energy from the air.  The alternate bending and unbending of the awns gives a kind of “muscle” to the seed, propelling it along the ground – and even into the soil!    This mechanism for seed dispersal has been known for some time.  What’s new is that the scientists found tiny silicified hairs on the outside of the awns that act like a ratchet – they force the motion to go one way.  As a result, when oriented horizontally, the seed will swim like a frog along the ground.  (They actually said this: “The movement is reversible; thus, the humidity cycle causes a periodic movement of the awns, which resembles the swimming stroke of frog legs.”)  When oriented vertically, the seed acts like a power shovel.  The awns open and close like the handles of a post hole digger.  Meanwhile, those silicified hairs latch onto the soil particles, only allowing the seed to go down, not up.  Thus, the seed works its way deeper and deeper into the soil – safely out of the reach of predators, fire and drought.  “This suggests that the dead tissue is analogous to a motor,” they said.  “Fueled by the daily humidity cycle, the awns induce the motility required for seed dispersal.”    This mechanism is optimized, they said, for the soil environment of the Fertile Crescent, where civilization first began to farm wheat thousands of years ago.  In some kinds of domesticated wheat, the awns are no longer active.  The authors speculated that the length of time since domestication has reduced the function of the awns without removing them entirely.  Because humans now provide the muscle to plow the seeds into the soil, the awns have atrophied.  Apparently “use it or lose it” applies to seed muscle as well as the animal kind.    In their summary, the authors suggested that humans might gain additional nourishment from wheat – food for thought, that is.  The passive-muscle mechanism in wheat seeds might inspire, among other things, new ways to move weed killers where needed:The understanding of this seed dispersal mechanism may help in developing new concepts in weed control.  The microscopic mechanism found to provide motility to the seed may also serve as a model in biomimetic materials research.  Indeed, a hydration-dependent bending movement was recently reported in an artificial system consisting of nano-silicon columns embedded in a hydrogel film.  From a mechanistic point of view, we have discovered a device for movement that is composed of passive elements.  Locomotion is provided by a volume containing nonoriented cellulose crystallites that shortens on drying and pulls the awn like a muscle.  The energy source for this active movement is the daily cycle of air humidity.Maybe someday artificial muscles in robotic devices will work without batteries, extracting the energy they need from the environment – all inspired by the slender filaments on the grass at your feet.1Elbaum, Zaltzman, Burgert and Fratzl, “The Role of Wheat Awns in the Seed Dispersal Unit,” Science, 11 May 2007: Vol. 316. no. 5826, pp. 884-886, DOI: 10.1126/science.1140097.A passive muscle driven by moisture in the air—amazing.  Could a lowly grass figure out that it needed both a tissue differential with the right acoustic impedance to produce bending at the correct Young’s modulus, at the same time that it needed silicified hairs to act as a ratchet?  Without both, this “frog” would swim in place and get nowhere.  And what contractor laid the silica tiles?  Silicon is not a normal part of plant tissue; it had to be guided into place by epidermal cells while the seed was growing.  The fibrils in the awns, also, need to be arranged exactly right to produce the differential impedance.  The arrangement of all the parts needs to be complete before the mechanism will work.  Think of that – then think about the additional wonder that there are more motors, ratchets and machines at work, on a much smaller scale, inside every cell of the plant.    It was nice of the authors to spare us any evolutionary just-so stories about how this all came together by chance.  Their only use of the E word was in reference to human history: “The short evolutionary time since domestication (about 10,000 years), probably allowed the complete loss of awns in several domesticated wheat lines, but not the alteration of the awn structure.”  If so, this is a case of devolution, not evolution.  They actually used the word design twice.*  Anyone believing evolution could design this mechanism needs to eat more whole wheat to provide better nourishment to the brain.    The authors provided a couple of short time-lapse video clips to illustrate the bending action, but the best way to see this is to get a copy of the wonderful Moody Video production called Journey of Life.  The filmmakers made an eye-popping time-lapse sequence of wild oat seeds, which propel themselves by a similar mechanism, but with twisting action instead of bending.  You would swear you were looking at insects crawling along the ground instead of plant seeds.  This and many other ingenious seed-dispersal mechanisms are wonderfully illustrated in this film (also recapped in Part 1 of the trilogy Wonders of God’s Creation).**    Plants may seem passive, anchored to the ground.  In their own ways, though, they get around like world travelers: crawling, climbing, boating, ballooning, launching, helicoptering, hitchhiking and hunting (e.g., Venus flytrap), surprising us each time with their built-in ingenuity.*Anecdote:  One of the authors of the paper works for the Biotechnology Department of the Tel Hai Academic College in Upper Galilee, Israel.  This is in the vicinity where a certain Teacher told some parables about wheat and sowing (e.g., Matthew 13).  He also said, “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed.  But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” (John 12:24).  He was speaking in reference to the results His impending death would accomplish.**Project:  This article and the Moody films suggest a science project for your junior-high or high-school student.  Many video camcorders have a time-lapse function (sometimes called interval timer).  If you already own one, you have the most expensive part of a good science project.  Look for backyard weeds and grasses with awns or other external structures; for instance, the seeds of filaree (Erodium cicurarium) work like little power drills.  Suggest a hypothesis for how the shape of the seed contributes to its dispersal.  Build a terrarium where you can control the cycles of temperature and humidity using electrical timers, and use the camcorder interval timer to record the action.  Show your video clips with your display at the science fair.  This seems like a sure way to attract the attention of the judges – and the envy of the other students.  Better still, a demonstration of biological design might kindle some thoughts about a Designer. 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first_img9 November 2011President Jacob Zuma, speaking at the launch of the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative in Mkhondo local municipality in Mpumalanga province on Sunday, urged emerging farmers to use their farms to help create jobs and alleviate poverty in the country.He told community members that through agricultural projects initiated in the area, people could get jobs and poverty could be alleviated.“If you stand firm and make sure that these projects don’t fail in your hands, poverty can be alleviated and job creation can be high,” Zuma said. “We need to wake up and do things ourselves. Government is here to help you. People must not rely on [social] grants for a living when they have land.”Zuma co-founded the nationwide Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative with KwaZulu-Natal businessman Daebo Mzobe.On Sunday, he visited various agricultural projects that fall under the initiative around Piet Retief, handed over five houses, and also handed over the newly built Ezakheni Combined Boarding School in Donkerhoek. The school will accommodate children from child-headed families.‘Let the supermarkets buy from them’Zuma was accompanied by Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza.He promised that offices of the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative would be built in Mpumalanga soon.“We have taken a resolution to build offices here in Mpumalanga, where Mpumalanga people can access them easily. We want people, including businessmen, to volunteer and boost projects in their communities.“We do not want the community to buy food from supermarkets, but let the supermarkets buy from them.”Mabuza promised that his administration would support the Masibambisane famers by buying food from them.“We will make sure that to sustain these projects, as government, we will buy food and vegetables for schools, hospitals and other government institutions. We will also help process them,” Mabuza said.Five houses handed overA recipient of one of the five houses handed over by Zuma at eThandakukhanya township, Nelisiwe Mbokazi, 37, who cares for 10 children, including six of her own, couldn’t hide her joy when she stepped into the solar-powered house.“This is something I will never forget in my life. I’ve been staying in a shack all my life, but having Zuma give me this house has changed all our lives,” she said. Mbokazi’s house was fully-furnished.Gigaba told the community that his department would spend R1-million electrifying 63 houses in eThandakukhanya township.He said R300 000 would also be spent electrifying agricultural projects that have been initiated in the area to boost their irrigation.“All the aforesaid help, especially the electrification of the houses, will start this week,” Gigaba said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


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first_imgAway from their families, players of the Indian cricket team on Friday celebrated Diwali at the residence of Gujarat Ranji skipper Pathiv Patel in Ahmedabad.India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, VVS Laxman and others were spotted at Parthiv’s house.Dhoni and Raina were seen bursting fire crackers on the terrace of Parthiv’s house, along with other members of the team.India and New Zealand players are engaged in a Test series.Parthiv has been out of the Indian team for over two years and has been leading the Gujarat Ranji Trophy team where he as a player has performed well, despite the team’s inconsistent performance.Meanwhile, a few Kiwi players and their family members also celebrated the festival of lights at their hotel.Wives and children of the Kiwi players were seen burning sparklers and other fire crackers.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more