It’s official – construction has never had it so good

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Fisheries Division Reports 1,000lbs of Fish Exports Weekly

first_imgThe Fisheries Division says it is not only facilitating a constant supply of fresh fish for local consumers but it is helping fishers to feed the region as well.Fisheries Officer, Wynonna Joseph says fishers are maintaining local supply and export stock.“Fish is landed everyday at every fish landing site so there is no shortage of fish. Last week we exported about 1,000 pounds of fish to our neighboring islands. We are again facilitating another shipment this week,” she detailed.This collaborative effort, Joseph says can only continue if fishers register their trade with the Division which is pleased to note increasingly youthful interest in the industry and invites new or unregistered fishers to join the group.“The numbers of persons interested in fishing have increased and…we find that younger persons are involved in fishing,” she said encouraging others to register and enjoy the opportunities that come with cooperation.“The registration of new fishers will take place through mobile communication with follow-up by zonal extension officers.“Fishers must provide an updated photo ID, recent passport-sized pictures to complete registration and a registration fee of $15.Contact 266-5381 to register. 181 Views   no discussions LocalNews Fisheries Division Reports 1,000lbs of Fish Exports Weekly by: – May 7, 2020 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Jacobs’ side of the story; his batting slump explained

first_imgHe was once regarded as one of Guyana’s brightest batting prospect, almost poster boy like and expected to deliver the goods. However, Steven Jacobs, who is a year shy of his 30th birthday, is today a shadow of the bright batting prospect he once was.Some have cast blame on the ‘system’ – the structure of Guyana’s cricket for the fall away in his batting while others have attributed his downfall to his own doing.But whatever the cause, his fall from grace, has been until now unexplained. At the time of his recognisable batting competence, his leadership credentials were also quite noticeable as he stood tall, commanding his troops with much valour.He was, and still is, well respected among his peers; classed among a few who ‘knows the game.’As his story is written, he led Guyana to consecutive titles in the then TCL Regional U19 tournament in 2006 and the year after and then went on to lead a West Indies U19 Select XI in the 2007 KFC Cup as part of their preparation for the 2008 ICC U19 World Cup. To underline his batsmanship, Jacobs, just prior to that tournament,  scored approximately five first-division centuries in that season for his local club side Malteenoes.He then went on to score another in the 2007 ICC  U19 World Cup.Surely, there was no turning back from there. Jacobs, however, quickly recognised the complexities of the then national side and adopted his off-spin as his primary focus for which, more than anything else, has kept him relevant, becoming one of Guyana’s most valued asset in the short format of the game.“When I had started, predominately as a batsman, we had the likes of [Shivnarine] Chanderpaul and [Ramnaresh] Sarwan in their prime, and I couldn’t really establish a place in the side.“But after they had tailed off, you had Narsingh [Deonarine] and a couple of the other batsmen in the side, and basically when I was playing, I was doing a lot more bowling, especially in the one-day format. So, I would say, between that time that is where things went wrong for me in terms of my batting because a lot of emphasis was placed on my bowling since I was making a lot of teams as a bowler,” Jacobs explained of his failure to kick on as a batsman. A look at his numbers would quickly justify his explanation since, after 26 first-class appearances with the bat, he averages a little under 18 after scoring five fifties.After 38 list-A matches, he has only scored one fifty and averages 14.15.His bowling, on the other hand, has produced impressive returns. He has captured 54 first-class wickets with his best match haul being 8-91 at an economy rate of 2.57.In the shorter format, where he has been most effective, Jacobs has an economy rate of 3.23 after taking 38 wickets with a best of 4-21. His T20 numbers are also not that bad, as he bowls at an economy rate of just under seven. Those numbers, for the most part, were achieved bowling alongside either or both Devendra Bishoo and Veerasammy Permaul.Jacobs, nonetheless, feels that he is still able to contribute with the bat and is even sourcing a coach to assist in this regard.“To date, it still feels that I have the ability to provide some runs with the bat. I’ve done it in the recent past in the four-day tournament. “So, for me, it’s just getting back where I was. There is still time, and I’m actually looking for a coach to assist in that capacity heading into the CPL, and I feel that with time things could still happen,” he pointed out.His assertions are spot on since he would indeed need to contribute more substantively with the bat if he is to retain his place in either of the Jaguars’ line up.He has all the more reason to focus on his contributions with the willow as many have felt that his lean returns were the main factor for him being dropped from this year’s Regional one-day tournament for the Jamaican, Ramaal Lewis.last_img read more

HSI Sport Horse Foal Qualifier Results from Newcastle West Show

first_img HSI Sport Horse Foal Qualifier Results from Newcastle West Show Tags: 17 July 2017, 14:05 The Sport Horse Foal Championship aims to identify, evaluate and reward breeders who have bred a foal that has the potential to be competitive at the highest International level in the disciplines of Show Jumping or eventing.The region 3 HSI sport horse foal qualifier took place on Sunday 16th July at Newcastlewest Show. The show jumping qualifier which was judged by Tiernan Gill and Michael Duignan and the Eventing qualifier was judged by Janet Murray and George Chapman.Show Jumping FoalsThe colt section was won by Andries de Bont with a colt by I’m Special De Muze (BWP) out of Wulfin (KWPN)  by Voltaire (HANN). The reserve was awarded to Michael Keane’s colt foal by Tyson (KWPN) out of Ringwood Poppet (ISH) by Ringwood Harley Carol (ISH).The show jumping filly section was won by PJ Lehane with a filly by Womaniser (KWPN) out of PJS Delight (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). The reserve show jumping filly went to John Lee foal by Yeats (ISH) out of Carrabawn Z (ISH) by Ricardo Z (ZANG).Eventing FoalsThe colt section was won by Kieran O’Gorman with a colt by Munther (TB) out of Brookfield Miss Lux (ISH) by Lux Z (HANN). The reserve was awarded to Deirdre Connolly’s colt foal by Cormint (HOLST) out of Monicas Dream (ISH) by Maltstriker (KWPN).The eventing filly section was won by Jane and John Joe Grace with a filly by Rosheen Yeats (ID) out of Ballaghmore Storm (ISH) by Farlow (HESS). The reserve eventing filly went to Mark Hession’s foal by Sandro Boy (OLD) out of Cruising Pearl (ISH) by Cruising (ISH).The next regional qualifier will be taking place at Coilog Equestrian Centre (Region 1) on the Friday 4th August. For further information on the Championship please download this INFORMATION NOTE Home  »  Breeding News  »  HSI Sport Horse Foal Qualifier Results from Newcastle West Show last_img read more