With the Tobacco Legislation already having two sessions of consultation at Cabinet level, the Minister of Health is hoping that the final draft will be approved at the next meeting and will make its way to Parliament for final debating.As the government is embarking on a number of initiatives to promote a healthier Guyana, the legislation has been on top of the agenda of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) since it is believed this will increase the productivity of the country’s population.Guyana Times speaking with Health Minister Dr George Norton on Sunday, learned that the legislation has been going through Cabinet and amendments are being made to produce the final draft.Public Health Minister, Dr George NortonAccording to Dr Norton, after the proposal was made the draft was taken to Cabinet at one of its meetings and there had been discussions on how this can be modified.Subsequent to this, the draft had passed through the legal draftsman who did the necessary alterations.Dr Norton related to Guyana Times that at the next meeting of Cabinet he is hoping this will be the final draft that will be sent to Parliament for further analysis and consultations: “I am hoping that before this session is completed, the bill is taken before Parliament and made (into) law because this is something that I am genuinely anxious about.”However, the minister is optimistic that, when presented to Parliament it will get approval to become law since its benefits and importance are clearly outlined with a direct link on the positive impact it will have on the population.Norton further added that this is an initiative that is of utmost value since the country’s human resources should be given preference when it comes to ensuring their healthy lifestyles.Noting how crucial it is to raise a healthy generation, he related that not only because of his personal take on the issue was the legislation drafted but also the obvious benefits of having such a bill passed.Norton’s remarks come on the heels of comments made by People’s Progressive Party parliamentary spokesperson on Health Dr Frank Anthony about the slow pace at which the government was taking to lay the Tobacco legislation in the National Assembly.Anthony had said in observation of World Tobacco Day last month, that government should stop giving lip service to the need to introduce stricter legislations on tobacco usage.In April, Junior Minister of Health Dr Karen Cummings had made the announcement that the ministry is mulling legislation that will modify how readily available tobacco is for purchase.She had affirmed that the ministry is not bent on banning its use but is rather keen on ensuring that the consumption of tobacco is significantly decreased.Cummings went on to add that this would not only be for the betterment of the country’s population but also for the government as it relates to finances having to be exhausted on medical supplies and drugs to treat persons who come down with an illness because of their consumption of the substance.There had been a stir of conflicts subsequent to the announcement many questioning the fall of the tobacco industry if the legislation becomes law.Nonetheless, the ministry had affirmed that it will continue to work alongside government to implement initiatives that will target the healthy growth and productivity of the human resources.
Holland is hoping to step back into the octagon as soon as possible, and is open to anything including jiu-jitsu competitions, kick boxing or anything else that comes her way. Holland says that even though it was great stepping into the octagon for the first time, she feels it was a fight that got away from her.“It was awesome, but it should have been my fight. I have to give her props though. I had a reach on her, I just didn’t finish. I’m planning on having a rematch; I want one,” she emphasized. “I can’t wait to do it again.”Despite losing, Holland knows what she would have done differently during the match.- Advertisement -“I watched the video, I should have just finished. In the first round I had her, and if I would have kept my distance and kept moving so that she couldn’t clinch me, it would have changed everything. That was my fault though, and I’ve learned from it.The butterflies were present for Holland as she was entering her first fight.“It was something else; I’ve never felt that way before. When I was warming up I couldn’t stay still. I was excited and maybe lost some energy from that.”Advertisement
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONG BEACH – Misty May-Treanor will be the featured speaker at the Long Beach Century Club’s meeting Tuesday at The Grand, 4101 E. Willow St. in Long Beach. The public is invited and admission is free. With volleyball partner Kerri Walsh, May-Treanor won 16 tournaments on the AVP and FIVB tours in 24 starts during the 2006 season. May-Treanor, who played at Long Beach State, teamed with Walsh to capture the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics.
Ryan McHugh will feature in the Dr McKenna Cup – but who will it be for?Donegal GAA star Ryan McHugh has admitted he doesn’t know who he will feature for in this year’s Dr McKenna Cup.The pre-season competition used primarily to blood new players called into the Donegal squad starts early next month.However, McHugh, a student at UUJ is eligible to represent both his University and Donegal. Prior to his enrolment at UUJ – McHugh was a student in Sligo IT, and played for them in the Connacht equivalent of the Dr McKenna Cup which was the FBD League.McHugh says one way or another he will be playing in the Dr McKenna Cup – but who for will be decided when both sets of management teams discuss the issue.McHugh told The Irish News, “It’s probably not for me to decide. Managers will have to sit down and talk so I’m not sure what team I’ll be playing for, but I’ll be playing McKenna Cup one way or the other.“Maybe if one team gets through to the semi-final I’ll get playing for both. “I enjoyed every minute of the FBD League, you play different teams in a different competition and it was a good standard of football. It’ll be my debut in a different competition so I’m looking forward to it.“Pitches are heavy, players maybe aren’t as fit as for championship but like every other player in Ireland, I’d rather be out playing games than training. You can’t beat games to improve fitness and sharpness.”DONEGAL STAR DOESN’T KNOW WHO HE WILL FEATURE FOR IN DR MCKENNA CUP was last modified: December 9th, 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:donegalDr McKenna CupGAARyan McHughUUJ
Naomh Colmcille Club notes 3rd April 2016Club lotto:There was no winner of this weeks jackpot which rolls over to next weeks jackpot of €3,100.Weekly winners:Brid o Brien 6-12-17Clement Clarke 6-12-18Margaret Kildea 6-12-18All €25 eachMinors:The naomh colmcille minors lined out this week against an experienced and physical Glenswilly but the Glenswilly side couldn’t keep up with the hard work, skill and determination of the Pairc colmcille lads.The final score showed a Naomh colmcille victory of 3-6 to 1-5 which records naomh colmcille their 2nd win out of 3 matches and 4th point out of 6 which leaves them right in contention for the league title.Seniors:The naomh colmcille seniors had no fixture this week as they had a bye into the next week of the competition.Training: Under 18’s Training is already up and running, contact Joe Donaghey for further Details.Under 16’s will be starting in the coming weeks contact padraig carberry for further details.Under 14’s are continuing with their circuits down in the Club House on Monday nights @ 7pm. Contact Adrian Marsh for further details.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE MINORS EARN SUPERB WIN OVER GLENSWILLY was last modified: April 4th, 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) Tags:GAANaomh ColmcilleSport
Arlene gets gold!Arlene Crossan a student at Loreto Convent ,Letterkenny posted an impressive series of results to win the Ulster Schools Multi events at the recently refurbished Mary Peters track in Belfast.She returned the following marks – hurdles 12.48;long jump 5.11m;high jump 1.51m a pb; shot with 3.25kg – 7.64.She was all set for the final event the 800m trailing by 40 pts in her quest for gold. Well she nailed it at 2.30 odd for a win and a total of 2904.It was a good day’s work and next time she could head for 3000 plus.A big thanks to Sharon Bradley and Mum Bernie who travelled with her to Belfast and of course coach Shauna Carlin. SUPER ARLENE WINS ULSTER SCHOOLS ATHLETICS TITLE was last modified: September 19th, 2013 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:Arlene CrossanathleticsFinn Valley ACSUPER ARLENE WINS ULSTER SCHOOLS ATHLETICS TITLEUlster title
The overturned Transit Van and Ford Focus which were involved in a collision at Tullyrap Bridge on the Lifford to Letterkenny road this morning. (NW Newspix)UPDATED from scene: A number of people have been injured – one of them seriously – in an horrific car crash in Co Donegal today.It is understood that three people have now been taken to hospital after the accident but it is not known how badly injured they are.The crash happened after 8am on the main Letterkenny to Lifford Road close to Tully’s Tyres at Tullyrap. The driver of a van was thrown from his vehicle in the accident involving a BMW car, a Ford Focus and the van.He was treated at the scene before being taken to Letterkenny General Hospital along with two other people.There were long delays in the area as traffic on the normally busy road was diverted via side roads and through both Ballindrait and Raphoe.A Garda spokesman said: “Officers are attending the scene of a serious road traffic collision earlier today. “The main Letterkenny to Lifford Road will remain closed for some time whilst an investigation into the incident continues.”Gardaí appealed for motorists to take care and drive with patience whilst the diversions remain in place. DRIVER THROWN FROM VAN IN HORRIFIC ROAD CRASH was last modified: April 4th, 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:accidentGardaletterkennyLifford
A fine ram is auctioned at last year’s event.The Ardara Poor Farmers Association are holding their 9th Charity Auction in Teague’s Bar, Ardara, tonight, 29th December 2014 at 9pm.Auctioneers Moy and DanielsTo date the P.F.A has raised an astonishing €190,409.00 for the local Hospice homecare and Cancer Research. Don’t forget this year’s theme is Cowboys and Indians – Fancy Dress. Prize for Best Dressed.This year we will split the proceeds between the • Killybegs Hospice Suite,• Alzheimer’s Donegal Branch and• Cancer Care West.The P.F.A. committee has purchased 2 Horned Blackfaced Ewe’s From Mark Smyth, Macosquin, Coleraine running with €1000 Doldy Ram, 2 Westie from Connie Toland and 2 CF52 straws. The P.F.A. auction we will be as usual a great night’s crack. Furniture and fixtures are removed and replaced with bales of hay to sit on with saw-dust covering the floors. The stage is also transformed into a bidding table for the auctioneer taking charge of proceedings over the usual dance floor which also morphs, on the night, into ‘the mart ring’ but seeing is believing so be sure to make your way to Teague’s Bar on the 29th Dec. 2014.In the past, lots have included sheep, heifers, bags of turf, chickens, gates, bags of nuts and bales of silage to name but a few.“We’ve lots flying in as we speak. And we’re expecting a wide and varied range of items to be in place by the time the night comes around. If you’ve never been to the event, then you should make the effort this year as it’s truly a unique night that will live long in your memory – it’s crazy – but it’s all for such a great cause!”Anyone looking to donate items or place a reserve bid is asked to contact anyone of the organising committee, or Cathy Boyd 087 613 3085, John Breslin 087 826 5334, Gerard McHugh 087 648 8628 POOR FARMER’S AUCTION TO ATTRACT BIG CROWD IN ARDARA TONIGHT was last modified: December 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:ArdaradonegalPoor Farmer’s Auction
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Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday expelled its senior leader from Amritsar Upkar Singh Sandhu over alleged anti-party activities, a day after he criticised the decision to make Sangrur MP Bhagwant Maan as the party Punjab unit chief.Mr. Sandhu, who had unsuccessfully contested for Amritsar Lok Sabha seat by-poll, had on Wednesday opposed the decision of the party high command to appoint Mr. Mann as the convenor for the party’s Punjab unit.Mr. Sandhu has been expelled for his activities against the party, Mr. Mann said in a statement. “Volunteers are the backbone of the party, but anti-party activities would not be tolerated,” he said.Meanwhile, Gurpreet Singh Waraich, outgoing convenor of the Punjab unit resigned from AAP’s primary membership, saying the party has deviated from its principles.Mr. Sandhu had resigned from SAD on October 24 last year. He rejoined the party a month later. Before joining AAP, he had defected to the Congress from SAD.On Tuesday, Mr. Sandhu said the AAP high command should consider appointing MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira as the party’s state chief.Earlier on Monday, in a meeting chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the party appointed Mr. Mann as the convener and party MLA from Sunam, Aman Arora as the co-convener.Shortly after the decision, AAP spokesperson and the chief whip of the party in the state Assembly, Mr. Khaira had asked Mr. Kejriwal to remove him from the posts.“I have asked (Arvind) Kejriwal to remove me from the posts of the party’s chief whip in the Assembly and party spokesperson with immediate effect,” the Bholath MLA had said.