Keys to victory: Creamline vs PayMaya, BanKo vs Pocari Sweat

first_imgAfter a thrilling quarterfinal round, the Final Four of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference will finally commence on Sunday.After league leaders Creamline and PayMaya put up stellar campaigns in the preliminaries to earn semifinals berths, Pocari Sweat-Air Force and BanKo followed suit after two weeks of playoff actions.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Creamline has national players Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado while the Lady Warriors have Myla Pablo.Making thins even more interesting is that Pablo and Valdez play the same position, outside hitter, and the two are the two top scoring locals after the preliminaries.Valdez is the at the top of the scoring list among local players having amassed a total of 118 points while Pablo is not far behind with 116.There’s also a key matchup between the setters as Morado will face Pocari’s two playmakers in Wendy Seman and Gena Andaya.Morado puts up an average of 7.58 excellent sets per set, the second-best mark in the league, while Andaya and Semana combine for 7.14 per set.ADVERTISEMENT Youth vs. ExperienceAs with the matchup in the other semifinal series, the one between PayMaya and BanKo also has an encompassing theme—age.The Perlas Spikers are some of the most experienced players in the league while the High Flyers are on the other end of the spectrum with most of their players either still in college or have just graduated.BanKo has three players who are at least 30-years-old—Rysabelle Devanadera, captain Sue Roces, and Thai import Jutarat Montripila—and the whole team have an average age of 27 years.PayMaya, meanwhile, doesn’t have a single player in the 30-year-old range with 29-year-old Lizlee Ann Pantone the oldest of the bunch.The High Flyers have three teenagers in 19-year-olds Angelica Cayuna, captain Jasmine Nabor, and Celine Domingo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIEScenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Both Creamline and defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force are teams that are loaded with talent both in terms of local and foreign players but what separates these two teams from the rest of the league are the three stars between them. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Here’s to watch out for in the best-of-three semifinals:National clashFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown With World Cup field halved, here’s a look at what’s nextlast_img read more

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ERC to meet Jagdeo on GECOM racial bias complaint

first_img– as commission pays courtesy call on PresidentThe Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is expected to meet Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to discuss matters related to complaints of racial bias at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoJagdeo himself spoke of this impending meeting during his weekly press conference on Thursday. According to the Opposition Leader, he received a letter from the Ethnic Relations Commission wherein he was informed of an intention to pay a courtesy call on him.“Last week, I received a letter from the ERC saying that they would like to pay a courtesy call on me to have a discussion,” Jagdeo related. “So I’m waiting for that to take place. At that meeting, I will raise these and some other matters in keeping with their mandate.”On Friday, when this publication made contact with ERC Chairman Dr John Smith, he confirmed that the commissioners intend to have a meeting with the Opposition Leader. While there is no definitive date set aside, the Chairman noted, the meeting will happen soon.Last week, GECOM Commissioners Bibi Shadick, Sase Gunraj and Robeson Benn wrote a letter of complaint to the ERC, contending there is a manifest ethnic imbalance at GECOM, and that hiring practices are being manipulated in favour of one group. The letter has asked for the commission to investigate.Asked for an update on this matter, Smith said investigations have not yet commenced, owing to financial and staffing challenges. According to Smith, the commission has “to get staff. We advertised for staff and are working to get the machine in place so we can do the work.”Meeting with PresidentMeanwhile, the commissioners met with President David Granger on Friday at the Ministry of the Presidency, during which the Head of State described the ERC as perhaps the single most important commission in existence in Guyana at this time.He noted that there is a resurgence of xenophobia based on ethnic differences elsewhere in the world, and said the resuscitation and work of the ERC was therefore preventative action to ensure that ethnic harmony is maintained.The ERC Commissioners meeting with President David Granger (centre) “Without a greater sense of social cohesion, this country will remain unequal; and anything we try to achieve politically or economically will be difficult…Society has the potential for social cohesion, but we must not allow divisive elements to separate us…there is more that unites us than separate us,” the President said.He reminded the Commissioners that a lot would depend on the advice of the ERC, and told them that they would be expected to conduct outreaches and work to promote the message and practise of social cohesion.The President also urged the Commissioners to ensure that their service is tailored to meet the needs of the indigenous population. “You cannot ignore the peculiar reality in Guyana, whereby a large part of the population communicates in languages that people in other parts of the country cannot comprehend,” President Granger said.Discrimination complaintsMeanwhile, ERC Chairman Dr John Smith informed that since resuscitation of this commission, the ERC has been flooded with requests. Some of the main issues that engaged the Commission’s attention were the allegations of discrimination at Mae’s School, which has since been resolved; and claims of ethnic imbalance at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).The Chairman also informed that the Commission is currently refining its work plan, looking at its legal framework, and recruiting to bring its staff complement to working strength.Retired Major General Norman McLean, who is a member of the Commission, has said that despite the challenges, the Commissioners are committed to working as a team to ensure that social cohesion is truly realised. This, he said, is the main objective of the work programme that is being drafted.Similar sentiments were also expressed by the other Commissioners. (Jarryl Bryan)last_img read more

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Roof Top Challenge comes to a close in record time

first_imgPhoto: Luke Dickinson (left) and Danielle Armstrong (right) show that they need 20 volunteers before they can come down from the chilly rooftop – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe Big Brothers and Sisters of Fort St. John Roof Top challenge ended in record time Friday.After only 12 hours Big Brothers and Sisters of Fort St. John was able to sign up 20 volunteers.  Those 20 volunteers will now go through the process of becoming a mentor to a child in Fort St. John and the North Peace.- Advertisement -If you would like to sign up to be a mentor, you still can.  Big Brothers and Sisters Volunteers will still be on hand Saturday at the North Peace Leisure Pool until 12pm. After that time you can always call 250-787-9674.This year Big Brothers and Sisters of Fort St. John is celebrating 25 years in the community.   The organization also recently announced they would be expanding to provide services to the community of Dawson Creek in the coming months.last_img read more

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Kerr reads stern riot act to Gor Mahia players

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan premier League clash against Mathare United on April 29, 2018 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 30- With the mid-season transfer window just over a month away, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has hinted that he may be going out into the market to strengthen the team and has warned his players not to start getting comfortable.The British tactician was left red with anger after Sunday evening’s 2-2 draw with Mathare United in Machakos and was specifically enraged with winger Samuel Onyango for two reasons; first, he missed a brilliant opportunity to make it 3-1 off a counter and second, lost the ball in the build up to Mathare’s late equalizer. “We conceded a goal off our own mistake. Our so called good players can’t keep the ball. The work that I do off the field, the preparations by watching other teams and in training, it is like I am talking to a brick wall sometimes,” Kerr fumed after the match against Mathare.He added; “I need to do some serious hunting in the June transfer window because I have seen, and I don’t want complacency to set in. We got the quality but we don’t use that quality.”The second consecutive 2-2 draw posted by the record Kenyan champions sees their lead remain three points at the top, though they have the prestige of two un-played matches due to their CAF Confederation Cup schedule.Gor Mahia skipper Harun Shakava controls the ball under pressure from Mathare United’s Chris Oduor and Francis Omondi during their Kenyan Premier League clash on April 29, 2018 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe weight of the congested calendar seems to have already started settling into the feet of the players and their concession of eight goals in four matches has been a huge grey area to the Kenyan giants.“It is very hard for me because we have a tough run of fixtures and some of the mistakes we do in matches should be corrected in training. We have a plan in place to keep the players refreshed but sometimes it is very tough because you don’t want to tire the players,” the tactician further noted.After Mathare’s tedious game on Sunday, Gor will only have a day for rest and recovery before switching their attention to the Hull City play-off match against arch rivals AFC Leopards on Tuesday in Nakuru.This will be a headache of sorts for the tactician whose side travels to Kigali, Rwanda, for their first CAF Confederations Cup match against Rayon Sports just five days later.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shouts instructions on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Mathare United on April 29, 2018 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“It’s tricky for me because we can’t even do a recovery session for the players. We have travel to think about, we have the game then five days later we have the Confederations Cup which is important for us,” the coach says.“But we know we have a derby which is important for the fans and the Hull City is important to my players because they want to have a chance to play against an English side. I have to pick a team of players who want to play, who want to win,” the coach further noted.He expects a tough challenge from Ingwe despite the fact that they have not been doing well in the league, but he is yet to conclude whether or not to field his best team for the Tuesday afternoon tie.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Reports – Real Madrid plotting bold bid for rival Barcelona forward Neymar

first_imgReal Madrid are hoping to beat Manchester United to the signing of Neymar by making an audacious summer swoop for his signature.The Brazilian is at present locked in contract talks with Barcelona as he looks to extend his current deal, which expires in 2018.United are desperate to land the forward and were linked with a world-record bid last summer.However, according to AS, Real Madrid are now hoping to pull off a shock move for Neymar at the end of the season.The club’s president, Florentino Perez, is reportedly obsessed with signing the 23-year-old and believes he can be lured away from Barcelona.Real would be willing to offer Neymar over £10.5m-a-year and make him the focal point of the team if he elected to join. 1 Barcelona forward Neymar last_img read more

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Fancy a career in Reflexology? New courses start at The Base

first_imgEDUCATION: This September the Irish School of Reflexology is going to branch off and start teaching their Diploma in Reflexology at the Base Enterprise Centre in Stranorlar. There are only a few weeks left till the 24th and 25th of September when the first class will take place.This is going to be a great opportunity for the people from the area who are interested in Complementary therapies, want to change their career or expand their skills, to get involved and enroll for the new term. Tatiana Grosso Lawless, Principal of the ISR, told Donegal Daily, “This is our first year teaching our Practitioner’s Diploma in Reflexology in Co. Donegal and we are very excited about this new adventure.“We are very proud of our school and the level of preparation we provide during the class and one to one teaching we supply during the year. The sequence we teach is the Eunice Ingham’s sequence and it has proven to be very effective.”The Irish School of Reflexology provide professional training in traditional reflexology, which enables students to build their own practice or add to their existing health care practice. Tatiana added, “The school aims to offer students a fulfilling learning experience and build confidence in their ability to help others. Our overall mission is to promote healing through the benefits of reflexology.“The diploma course consists of 150 hours of tutoring plus 60 hours of practical work, and covers different aspects of reflexology, including theory, anatomy, physiology and practical application.“At the ISR we are very proud of the standard of our teaching and the level of preparation that we provide. We are constantly getting great feed back about the effectiveness of the treatment that we teach, the syllabus and that makes us even more proud to be part of the ISR.“The year is a great opportunity for the students to get to know new people but also themselves . We see it constantly in our students. They change throughout the year, they discover their true potential, meet new friends and settle in very well in the classroom.”At the end of the term students will be required to complete case studies and the examination will be held approximates two months after.After their Graduation students are eligible for Membership with the National Register of Reflexologists (IRL). It will open up many opportunities for them: start their own Practice, work in beauty salons, Hotel , hospitals and many more. The course is designed to enable students to develop the skill and in-depth knowledge required for effective treatment and evaluation of a client, by having good techniques, by taking good consultation notes and keeping accurate records; by using good listening skills and by an overall caring attitude; to help students gain confidence and experience through supervised work; to understand the holistic approach – mental, physical, spiritual and social; and to become informed about the skills necessary to start up and manage a professional practice.For more information, visit the web site www.irishschoolofreflexology.com.Or call Tatiana NOW on 0862071065!Fancy a career in Reflexology? New courses start at The Base was last modified: August 10th, 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:BusinesscoursesFeaturesNewnewsReflexologyThe Baselast_img read more

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Wakiso Giants sign former UPL top scorer

first_imgSserunkuma signing for Wakiso Giants on Monday. (PHOTO/WAKISO)KAMPALA – Uganda Premier League newbie Wakiso Giants have made a ‘big’ signing ahead of the 2019/2020 season.The Wakiso based side which will be playing in their debut season in the top flight have secured the signing of Geoffrey Sserunkuma.The 36-year old is understood to have signed a short term deal that will see him at the Purple Sharks for less than a year. The rest of the details in the deal have been withheld.The deal was confirmed by Wakiso on Monday afternoon via their Twitter page;“Here is a very important announcement….. Welcome, Geoffrey Sserunkuma! Read Wakiso’s tweet.Here is a very important announcement…..Welcome Geoffrey Sserunkuma! #PrideOfWakiso#WeArePurpleSharks #preseasonMode pic.twitter.com/jU24gN7Mpu— Wakiso Giants FC (@WakisoGiantsFC) August 5, 2019This is a major cope for Wakiso who will be attempting to finish as high as possible on the table, in their maiden top-flight campaign.Started just last year, the Purple Sharks finished second in the Big League-last season-to ensure promotion.Despite conceding the least number of goals (11) in the 2018/19 Big League season, Wakiso were not exceptional at the other end as they scored only 28.Sserunkuma’s arrival is viewed as a short-term solution to the goal scoring short-comings for Kefa Kisala, at least for next season.Sserunkuma who has won two Uganda Premier League top scoring accolades (2005 and 2016/17) before, becomes the 9th signing for Wakiso in the offseason after securing the services of Derrick Emukule, Aggrey Madoi, Ivan Sebuguzi, Hassan Senyonjo, Duncan Seninde, Simon Namwanja, Hassan Ssenyonjo and Muwadda Mawejje.Sserunkuma’s careerSserunkuma started his career at Police Jinja in 2002 before joining KCCA FC the following year.In his first stint with the Kasasiro, he played for just two years before departing in 2006 after his deal expired.Sserunkuma first joined KCCA FC in 2004.Sserunkuma then moved to South Africa in 2007 where he lasted only a few months before returning to Uganda and signing for Nalubale for who he played for, in the 2007/08 season.After one season at Nalubale, he returned to South Africa, signing for Bloemfontein Celtic. At Celtic, he lasted just a season, scoring 7 goals in 20 league games before once again returning to Uganda and joining KCCA FC for who he featured in the 2009/10 season.After a single season, Ssrunkuma once again moved, returning to South Africa and signing for Bidvest Wits where he played only 7 games and scoring one goal.Bidvest then loaned him to Vasco Dagama for the 2011-12 season. The following season, he joined the now-defunct Victoria University before joining Lweza for the 2015/16 season. At Lweza, he scored 8 goals in 24 games.A free agent at the time, Sserunkuma was surprisingly signed by KCCA FC for a third time, under the stewardship of Mike Mutebi.Sserunkuma was top scorer of the league in the 2016/17 season and also had a good showing in the CAF Champions League, attracting interest from clubs abroad and eventually joining Buildcon FC of Zambia.Fourteen games, 7 goals and just a single season, Sserunkuma left Buildcon and signed for Nepster FC in 2018 but his stay was troubled as he managed just 7 games whilst scoring a single league goal.The journeyman is a full Uganda Cranes international, scoring 15 goals in 47 matches since making his debut in 2002.Comments Tags: Geoffrey sserunkumaKCCA FCMike MutebitopWakiso Giantslast_img read more

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My Donegal… with singer/songwriter Keith Harkin

first_imgKeith Harkin is an LA-based singer/songwriter who now spends much of his time travelling across the US and around the world. The 31-year-old considers both Derry and Donegal his home – he was born in Derry and lived in Donegal for around 20 years.The former Celtic Thunder band member went solo in 2012, releasing world chart-topping albums and gaining a loyal and supportive legion of fans – called the Harkin Army.Keith’s parents Kevin and Siobhan Harkin are handmade soap producers in Donegal. His sister Rebecca is also a musician making her name in Donegal/Derry and the USA. In The Round – Get it now on Amazon.co.ukThis month saw the release of Keith’s new record, an intimate live album titled In the Round. The hotly anticipated CD is an experience of acoustic songs and stories from Keith and his band, filmed in an old church in California.We caught up with the multi-genre artist on his way to a live session in New York City last week. (You can click here to watch the session from Paste Studio NYC) Keith may lead a busy life as a world-wanderer, but he was eager to give his take on his homeplace in this My Donegal.Keith HarkinThis is Keith Harkin’s Donegal…What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?To me, it is Biddy’s Gap (Barnesmore) on the way to Ballybofey. When I drive through the big valley now I remember going on my summer holidays to Sligo. It is just beautiful, with the amazing scenery and waterfalls and I still love it when I’m travelling through to go surfing.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?If you changed anything in Donegal it would lose its charm. I know everyone talks about the weather, but from travelling all over the world I know that if Donegal had good weather all the time the beaches would be packed, the coasts would be covered with houses and it would be crowded. Donegal is perfect the way it is. Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?My wee sister Rebecca. I know how hard it is being in the business we’re in and she is doing the same thing and creating her own business.I respect young people in general who do their own thing and make things happen for themselves. They are the ones that keep the Donegal flag flying.Photo: @keithharkinDaniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?I’ll have to go with our Daniel. It’s amazing, I would be in the middle of nowhere in America and I would see posters of a gig for Daniel. It’s amazing how far his career has reached and all he has done around the world.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?National Geographic making Donegal the number one tourist destination in 2018. From travelling and seeing all around me, I see that if people utilise what we have and our natural resources for things like hiking, fishing then we really have it all.It’s absolutely stunning in Donegal and the fact the National Geographic is telling the world about all the beautiful places to go it gives Donegal the best opportunities for tourism and jobs. What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?For me, it’s nice to hear from people and musicians who are doing very well complimenting my work.My buddy Jack Tempchin, who is known as The Eagles’ songwriter just called me up the other day and said ‘I’ve listening to your album on the road and I love your record’.Billy Ray Cyrus gave me massive shoutout as well when he asked me to cover Achy Breaky Heart for his anniversary record.I’ve become good friends with Jane Seymour and I played at her gala in LA. I played at the Monaco Grand Prix this year too – the Prince and Princess of Monaco were on the same boat we were on, it was a great big session, like something you would go to in the Drift Inn.Photo: @keithharkinWhat is your favourite Donegal-made product?My mum and dad’s soap! If they made Guinness in Donegal it would be number two. Even though it’s made in Dublin, I’m sure Guinness tastes better in Donegal. Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?Donegal summer – it’s the same thing, that’s a trick a question!Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Let’s say the whole Burt GAA teamWhat is your favourite Donegal restaurant?The Drift Inn, BuncranaWhat would you do on your ideal day in Donegal?I would head out on the boat and do a load of fishing out at Dunree, then stop in at the Drift Inn for a pint, go home and maybe I would have gone to the 19th Hole for a few pints in the evening. That’s a good day, fishing and drinking Guinness.Photo: @keithharkinWhat is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?‘Beat it intae ye!’What is your favourite Donegal food?Fish and chip, and maybe a bit of the Donegal fruity curry. You don’t get that anywhere else.Do you spend Christmas in Donegal, and if so, how do you do it?Normally I do be home for Christmas, this is only my second Christmas away from home because I’m touring right up to Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is about being in my house with all the family. We get up on Christmas morning and go visiting to give presents to the kids in Derry and Donegal. We go home like everyone else and eat too much food, watch TV and sleep.On Boxing Day we’d normally go for a morning walk or a big hike. Then in the evening we go to the pub or somewhere local, bring few guitars and have a good session.Photo: @keithharkinDo you have a favourite local band?There are so many I love. There’s a band I used to play in called Ard Ri. They’re all friends of mine, they’re a good bunch of lads and the music is great. There are so many others I like, I don’t want to insult anyone!If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?I would improve the public transportation in Donegal. I created a Facebook page a long time ago calling for a motorway from Donegal to Derry, Dublin or anywhere. It’s so hard to get to Derry from Donegal and it stops people travelling for work and college. I think good transport will create a lot of jobs.What has been the most exciting moment of your career so far?This year when I played at the Monaco Grand Prix. I was sitting in the back of this superyacht with a helicopter above my head. Our boat was right across from the race track and a red carpet was laid out for the Prince and Princess of Monaco. I was playing songs I’ve played in pubs in Derry and Donegal my whole life. I remember standing there and thinking: ‘This is absolutely mental’.Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?I’m so proud of Donegal in general. I tell everyone about it all the time, everybody asks me where to go in Ireland and I say go see Donegal. The people in Donegal make it great. Everybody gets the craic.Follow Keith Harkin on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/keithharkinofficialPick up the new album here:Would you like to take part in the next My Donegal? Email info@donegaldaily.comMy Donegal… with singer/songwriter Keith Harkin was last modified: December 15th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:keith harkinMUSICMY DONEGALsingerlast_img read more

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Food banks reach out to the needy

first_img10 November 2009The South African government, working through four “food banks”, has distributed up to 600 tons of food to more than 100 000 people in need of emergency food relief since May, says Public Works Minister Geoff Doidge.Briefing the media in Cape Town this week, Doidge said that the four food banks, located in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, had distributed food through 900 agencies.Food bank networkEach food bank acts on behalf of social services agencies, by procuring food which is mainly donated by the food and grocery industries, government agencies, individuals and other organisations.The government plans to have a food bank, complemented by a network of village food banks, set up in each of the country’s nine provinces.The food banks are being set up under FoodBank South Africa, a non-profit organisation formed by the South African Forum for Food Security – a partnership between government, civil society and the corporate sector.Public-private partnershipsSouth Africa and sub-Sahara’s first food bank was launched in Cape Town in March, and already a number of countries around the world have set up their own networks of food banks.“We are grateful to the civil society and corporate sector for their cooperation in setting up the SA Food Bank and the community food bank networks,” Doidge said. “This is the kind of partnership that our country needs during these hard economic times.”He said government had also introduced various other measures to assist poor households in the production of food and collection of water. One was that households are being provided with agricultural starter packs which include seeds, farming implements and fertilisers.Micro farming projectsAnother measure is an intervention by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, which together with the Food Agriculture Organisation, has so far helped finance eight micro farming projects through the UN’s Tele-Food Fund.Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries director general Kgabi Mogajane said the government was able to secure a grant of US$23 000 (R170 000) to fund the programme.The Department of Environmental Affairs has also initiated a rainwater harvesting programme aimed at rural areas plagued by water shortages.“We have what we call veggie towers which have been erected particularly in drier areas where we know very well that they don’t have adequate water,” said Mogajane.She said these towers had been erected in Muyexe, Limpopo and would also be set up in Riemvasmaak in the Northern Cape and Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal.For more information, visit the FoodBank South Africa websiteSource: BuaNewslast_img read more

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60 Pcs Single Prong Sectioning Clip Alligator Pinch Clips – For Non Hair Purposes

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