Dear Editor,Recently, two men – whom all who knew them would agree they were role models, not only to the people from Aurora, Essequibo Coast but for the entire country – Ramjohn Mohamed Khan, called “Uncle Johono” or “Johano Majey”; and Gladstone Augustus Mack, familiarly called “Brother Mack” and “Uncle Mackie”, died about a month of each other.“Uncle Johono” lived for 105 years and “Uncle Mackie” for 107. They were both farmers, devoted husband and fathers, had the same number of children – 10 – were community minded, worked very hard to educate their children, and similar earning habits and religious convictions were very strong.Aurora Village, on the Essequibo Coast, has traditionally and will always be agriculture based; rice cultivation and ground provision, as well as greens, and other vegetables. “Uncle Johono” was a rice farmer; he and my father were very good friends, their rice farms were close so as a lad in company with my father, we would walk to and from our home with “Uncle Johono” and would also visit each other’s watch house.Those were the days when the farmer ploughs the land with his bull, plants the rice, cut it by hand, fetch with bull and slide, mash it, wind it, bag it, fetch it again then sell it; the entire process was manual. Now, the entire process can be mechanical. “Uncle Johono” was also during all those days a member of the church committee, and later became the Imam of the Aurora Masjid.As for “Uncle Mackie” or “Brother Mack”, he was a ground provision farmer whose farm land was about eight miles away from his home and the only means of transportation was by boat, and before he bought a seagull engine he would sail or paddle his boat with his produce to the market place. My father and “Uncle Mackie” were good friends too, and their farm lands were next to each other, so as a boy I was fortunate to spend a lot of time in his company. When I became a farmer decades later, I got a lot of advice from him as it relates to farming; he was always a member of the farming group and strongly believed that together we aspire, together we would achieve. He was tireless in his advocating for better prices for farmers’ produce, yet he found the time to be at church every Sunday and in the absence of the priest, would conduct services at the Methodist Church in the village.Aurora, a place known to have produced many academics, doctors, lawyers, head masters and head mistress, entrepreneur, etc but when any discussion takes place, “Uncle Johono” and “Uncle Mackie’s” names have to be mentioned. It is interesting to note there were other persons in the village that lived close to the century landmark. The two men are at the top for many, many reasons.The amount of people, from all walks of life, race and religion, who attended their funerals and paid tributes, expressed condolences and sympathy to their children and other relatives were a testimony to the exemplary lives both of these men lived and may their souls rest in peace.Yours faithfully,Archie W CordisResident of Aurora
The Canadian Army SkyHawks Demonstration Parachute Team made a stop in Fort St. John yesterday to take some local media on the ride of their lives by jumping out of a plane 12,000 feet above Fort St. John.Take a look at this video of Adam Reaburn from Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca jumping with the SkyHawks.- Advertisement -The 2009 Fort St. John International Air Show goes this Sunday at the North Peace Airport – for more information check out the Air Show website atwww.fsjairshow.com
The Fort St. John Huskies wrapped up their preseason with a 7-2 win over Peace River on Sunday.Dan Pappin led the way with a pair of goals, and the line of Pappin, Cody Kalb, and Dylan Apsassin was all over the scoresheet.Garrett Muir and Ty Gullickson again split the duties in goal, and coach Bob Kalb says he was very impressed with their efforts.- Advertisement -The win gives the Huskies a 3-0 preseason record, as they look ahead to the opening of the regular season. The pups host Dawson Creek for their home opener on Friday night (Sept. 25th), at 8pm at the North Peace Arena. The Huskies also host the Slave Lake Wolves on Saturday.
Manchester United target Dries Mertens is finally set to snub interest from the Premier League by signing a new deal at Napoli.That is the revelation from the Serie A club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who is confident that the star striker will stay with them.Mertens has scored 24 goals in just 32 Serie A outings this term having been moved into a centre-forward position.However his long-term future has remained unclear with his current deal set to expire next year – and an extension still not signed.Manchester United have been heavily linked with the Belgian hotshot all season while it has been suggested that West Ham are also lining up a surprise offer of their own.But after months of negotiations, De Laurentiis believes Napoli have finally convinced the 29-year-old to stay.He told Corriere dello Sport: “I believe that we are close and therefore the signature should arrive shortly.“Let’s just say that in a week we should achieve what we have been talking about.” Dries Mertens has scored 24 goals in Serie A this season 1
SOCCER: Derry City star Mark Timlin has been singled out for praise by former Republic of Ireland international Clinton Morrison. Timlin, a native of Buncrana starred for Derry City in their 3-0 FAI Cup win over Edenderry Town on Sunday.Morrison was a guest analyst on RTE show Soccer Republic – which shows the highlights of the week’s League of Ireland action. Derry City have endured a difficult season so far and some section of the support have been calling for Peter Hutton’s head.However, former Ipswich Town star Mark Timlin has been on of their leading lights and has been impressive all season for The Candystripes.Morrison said, Timlin, the winger caused them all sorts of problems all day and I think he was probably the star player on show.Click on the video above to see Timlin’s stunning free-kick. DONEGAL SOCCER STAR PRAISED BY FORMER IRELAND INTERNATIONAL CLINTON MORRISON was last modified: June 3rd, 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:buncranaClinton Morrisonderry citydonegalMark TimlinnewsSport
Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has voiced his strong opposition to the Government’s plans to axe the Rural Transport Network, describing the move as ‘another attack on rural Ireland’.The Fianna Fáil TD was reacting to reports that the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar plans to scrap the Rural Transport Network, replacing it with a new system that doesn’t involve the input of community groups.According to Deputy McConalogue, “This has been an extremely successful and cost-effective scheme since its inception in 2002. Why would the Government seek to change something that has been working so well for more than a decade? “This scheme is evidence of the real benefits of involving the community in local services. It has exceeded expectations in tackling rural isolation and providing valuable transport links to those who would otherwise have been isolated in their homes. It is the community element of this scheme that makes it so successful and in my view the removal of community input will only undermine the service.“This is yet another example of the Government’s complete insensitivity to the effect that their policy agenda is having on communities. So many towns and villages across Donegal and the North West region have lost their garda stations, post offices and local bank branches over the past year, while the threat remains over the future of many small rural schools. People in rural areas in particular are despairing about the future of their communities. This latest news about the Rural Transport Network will add to those concerns.“The Minister needs to get out Dublin to understand the impact of this particular policy decision. I want the Minister to immediately clarify his plans in light of these latest reports,” Deputy McConalogue said. ANGER AS DONEGAL COMMUNITY GROUPS AXED FROM RURAL TRANSPORT NETWORK was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ANGER AS DONEGAL COMMUNITY GROUPS AXED FROM RURAL TRANSPORT NETWORKCharlie McConalogue
THE Ballybofey, Stranorlar and District Historical Society would like to invite you to journey into the past at a photographic exhibition which will take place this Saturday, May 11, from 10 am to 6 pm in the central atrium of the new Butt Hall (of which the Balor Arts Centre is part).This exhibition will include a number of rare, and never seen in public before, old photographs. The society, which was formed a year ago, will also launch a new ‘history trail’ brochure detailing a brief history of the Twin Towns at the event.Admission is €3 for adults and €1 for children/students and this payment also enters you into a draw for some donated spot prizes.Everyone is welcome.The society is also planning a number of summer field trips, the first trip will be to the caves at Gortletterlagh and the date has yet to be confirmed. The next meeting of the society will take place at the end of the month in the Henderson Hall, Stranorlar. The date and time will be confirmed shortly.New members are always welcome, for more information please come along to the next meeting or contact the Society Chairperson, Aubrey Oliver. JOIN A JOURNEY INTO THE TWIN TOWNS’ PAST THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 8th, 2013 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:Ballybofeyhistorical societyStranorlar
Sukkot service, 10:45 a.m. today, Adat Y’shua Ha Adon Messianic Jewish Congregation, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 222-0200. “Western Roundup Parish Fair,” noon-10 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5011 White Oak Ave., Encino. Call (818) 342-4686. Musician Paul Pitman will perform a gospel and pops concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Encino, 4963 Balboa Blvd. Tickets: $10 prepaid or $12 at the door. Call (818) 788-1147. “Metal and Glass,” a documentary on child labor in Nicaragua, will be screened and discussed by the Rev. Mendelson Davila at 6 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Hills Presbyterian Church, 5751 Platt Ave., Woodland Hills. A 5 p.m. potluck dinner will be held and reservations are requested. Call (818) 346-7894. “A Buddhist Perspective on Peace Within” will be the topic of Kelsang Tsulma, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 363-8136. Simchat Torah service and Torah scroll unrolling, 8 p.m. Friday at Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 831-0835 or see www.bethtorah-sfv.org. “Extraordinary Women 2005” will be shown via satellite TV, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. Lunch will be provided. Reservations requested. Call (818) 767-4488. Harvest Festival, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Valley Park Church, 16514 Nordhoff St., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9316. Harvest Hoedown, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Granada Hills Baptist Church, 10949 Zelzah Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-2104. “A Blueprint to End Hunger” forum, co-sponsored by the Valley Interfaith Council, 2-5 p.m. Oct. 30 at Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. Congresswoman Hilda Solis will speak. Call (818) 718-6460, Ext. 3002, or see www.vic-la.org. “The ABCs of Financial Success” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby at 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday at West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. “Your Mind Determines Your Experience” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell at 10 a.m. Sunday at Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Call (818) 244-8171. “Life’s Greatest Dividends” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “What Can You Do in a Moment?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond at 10 a.m. Sunday when the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meets at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “Divine Flipping” will be the message delivered by Karen Morse at 10 a.m. Sunday at La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Avenue. Call (818) 249-1045. “A Model for All People” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Ken Hahn at 10 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18425 Kittridge St., Reseda. Call (818) 342-1633. “A Love that Unites Us” will be the message delivered by the Rev. John Wilker at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0556. “Laity Sunday,” featuring three members of the congregation delivering the message, will be held at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. Call (805) 529-8422. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to Holly.Andres@dailynews.com. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Simchat Torah service, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Congregation Beth Meier, 11725 Moorpark St., Studio City. A Shabbat service with Hasidic music will be held at 8 p.m. Friday. Call (818) 769-0515. Simchat Torah services, 7 p.m. Tuesday at four locations: Chabad of Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St.; Chabad of Westlake Village, 2524 Townsgate Road; Chabad of Oak Park, 5998 Conifer St; and Chabad of Thousand Oaks, 2060 Avenida de los Arboles. Call (818) 991-0991. Simchat Torah celebration, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Chabad Jewish Center, 3810 Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard. Call (805) 382-4770 or see www.ChabadofOxnard.com. “Dancing with Scrolls: A Simchat Torah Service,” 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 346-0811. Earthquake preparedness will be the topic when the Fellowship Club meets at 7:45 p.m. Friday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations for the potluck are due by Wednesday. Call (818) 240-3860.
Tags: abdallah mubiruCOSAFA 2019topUganda Cranes LUGOGO – The Uganda Cranes COSAFA squad is expected to depart for the final tournament on Wednesday, May 29th. (PHOTOS/FILE)On Tuesday, the team which is under the guidance of Police FC tactician Abdallah Mubiru held another training session at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.After the session, Mubiru expressed his delight that the players were responding well to training and claimed they are all ready to thrive in the COSAFA tournament.“The response by the players is very positive and it is encouraging to the side of the coach. Said Mubiru.“Everyone of the players is striving to give their best in training and they are showing that they are ready to out compete opponents come the first match day.“Today (Tuesday), we mainly concentrated on transition and focused on how we respond when we lose possession, transiting from attacking to defending and vice versa. Continued the Police FC head coach.“Am happy that everyone is beginning to understand what needs to be done when playing which is very positive.When asked whether he is happy with the set of players he currently has in camp, Mubiru was quick to say that, he believes they are the best players he could have worked with at the moment.“This is the best team we can select at the moment and i can assure that we do not have any regrets over the players who are in the team.“I have full confidence in the boys and like i said earlier, they are all committed to the cause.Uganda was invited to take part in the 2019 COSAFA Cup as guests. They will start at the quarter final stage and will take on Lesotho for a place in the last four.The COSAFA Cranes will play their first game on June 1st, 2019.Asked about the opposition, Mubiru, a former KCCA FC and Vipers SC tactician had this to say;“All teams in COSAFA understand how to play the game in its three phases.“I have watched up to 7 games in the competition so far and I am yet to learn of any outstanding players in their squads so that is encouraging for us.The COSAFA 2019 kicked off on the 25th of this match. Uganda will play their first match, one of the four quarter finals on Saturday, June 1st, at the Princess Magogo Stadiam.The Final COSAFA SquadGoalkeepersCharles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and James Alitho (URA FC).DefendersPaul Willa (Police), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA), John Revita (Express), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS), Mustafa Mujjuzi (Proline), Hassan Musana (KCCA), Patrick Mbowa (URA FC).MidfieldersNicholas Kasozi (KCCA), Shafik Kagimu (URA), Muzamir Mutyaba (KCCA), Allan Kayiwa (Tooro United), Juma Balinya (Police) and Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City), Michael Birungi (Express FC).StrikersNelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars), Daniel Sserunkuma (Vipers), Bright Anukani (Proline FC) and Daniel Isiagi (SC Villa).Comments
10 January 2006Five South Africans have been included in the World Economic Forum’s 2006 Forum of Young Global Leaders, announced in Switzerland on Monday.The South Africans are Cyrille Nkontchou, founder and chief executive officer of LiquidAfrica (Pty) Ltd; Brian Molefe of the Public Investment Corporation; Paul Kapelus, CEO of the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship; Wits University’s Raenette Taljaard; and Sunday Times editor Mondli Makhanya.Unique communityThe Forum of Young Global Leaders is an independent, Geneva-based foundation that seeks to build a unique community of the world’s most extraordinary leaders under the age of 40 and give them a platform to collaborate and shape best practices for the future of the world.This year’s almost 200 Young Global Leaders have been drawn from 50 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.They were chosen from 3 500 candidates by a nominating committee headed by Queen Rania of Jordan and ratified by the chairman of the World Economic Forum’s board, Professor Klaus Schwab.The 2006 Young Global Leaders will join the 2005 group in a series of forums and workshops to understand current and future trends, risks and opportunities at global and regional levels.These sessions form part of the ongoing 2020 Initiative, a comprehensive effort by the Forum of Young Global Leaders to address the complex challenges of today in order to help shape a better future for the world.South Africa’s 2006 Young Global LeadersPaul Kapelus is a founding director of the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship and currently holds the position of CEO.Mondli Makhanya is the editor of the Sunday Times, recently returning from a stint as editor of the Mail & Guardian. He started his career in journalism at the Weekly Mail in 1990, and is on the national council of the South African National Editors’ Forum.Brian Molefe has been CEO of South Africa’s Public Investment commission since July 2003. He was previously deputy director-general of asset and liability management at South Africa’s national treasury, and chief director of strategic planning in the office of the premier of Limpopo.Cameroonian-born Cyrille Nkontchou started Johannesburg-based LiquidAfrica, an online trading site that allows global investors to buy and sell stocks across Africa, in 2000.Raenette Taljaard is a senior lecturer at the School for Public and Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is the youngest woman ever elected to South Africa’s Parliament, where she was the spokesperson for the opposition on a number of key committees before stepping down from her seat in late 2004.Eight South Africans represented the country on the 2005 Young Global Leaders Forum: Taddy Blecher, CEO of Cida City Campus.Thoko Didiza, agriculture and land affairs minister.Ayisi Makatiani, CEO of Gallium Capital Partners.Gugu Moloi, CEO of Umgeni Water.Kumi Naidoo, CEO of Civicus.Nicky Newton-King, deputy CEO of the JSE Ltd.Jonathan Oppenheimer, MD of De Beers.Sandile Zungu, chairman of Denel.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material