Brathwaite focused on long innings

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia, (CMC): West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite says his focus at the top of the order remains on playing long innings for the team’s benefit. The right-hander started the new year on a high note with a doughty, solid batting display, which held the team’s innings together on the opening day of the third and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground before 33,000 fans. He made 85 off 174 balls in four hours, on a day truncated due to heavy rain in the second and third sessions, as West Indies closed on 207 for six. “I always look to bat long. I always look to set up the innings for my team, and that requires me to stay, provide a solid start and then look to capitalise on the bad balls, if any come along,” said the 23-year-old. “I back my technique, and I always look to play to my strengths. I enjoy batting for long periods, and that requires a lot of concentration, so I trying to dig in whenever I get a start.” Brathwaite played sensibly from the start, mixing sound defence with aggression, which brought him ten boundaries. He added 91 for the second wicket with left-hander Darren Bravo (33) after he lost opening partner Shai Hope cheaply for nine early in the morning session. Brathwaite, who made a robust 94 in the first Test, seemed set for his maiden century Down Under when he fell to off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who was again Australia’s best bowler, on a pitch offering turn. “It’s a good challenge. He [Lyon] is bowling quite well, and you just have to keep believing in your ability,” Brathwaite explained. “He bowled well to his field and, for me, it’s about trusting my defence because he obviously turns the ball a bit. Going forward, I just have to keep believing in my ability and working at my plans. “This is a tour where I’m learning. I just want to keep going out there and building a foundation for my team and learning the process.” He added: “Last year (2014-2015), we toured South Africa, and I learned a lot from that tour. It’s all about getting better as a player and as a team. There is a lot of work to be done, but a lot can be achieved as a team if we continue to play together.” Sensible playinglast_img read more

Students can make UG payments using GTT Mobile Money app

first_img… service charge of 0 attachedProspective and current students of the University of Guyana can now say goodbye to long lines for paying fees, since they can now make those payments using the GTT Mobile Money Guyana app. However, they will be subjected to a $100 service charge for the transaction.On Friday, at the Turkeyen Campus, Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith andVice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith (centre) and GTT CEO, Justin NeddGTT’s Chief Executive Officer Justin Nedd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) paving the way for the introduction of the service.Griffith said one of the central reasons any university exists is to serve its main constituency, which are the students. He noted that the introduction of the online payment service assists in the delivery of service mandate of the university.“For me this is more than a simple milestone, this is a milestone of enhancing the delivery of quality services; it is also the opportunity to do the enhancement of the partnership with GTT-allowing us to access the technology that is available with a business enterprise that has reputational value,” Professor Griffith said.In order to access the Mobile Money Guyana Services, you would have to download the app from the Google Play Store or the BlackBerry app store. Upon completion, you would have to visit any GTT office or a MMG agent to sign up. A pin, just like your bank account, protects the MMG wallet.Students desirous of using the MMG app to make UG payments can begin doing so since it is up and running. They can also choose from over 140 agents countrywide to be registered.The VC said the students utilising the MMG service would be benefiting in the form of additional financial savings, convenience and a faster turnaround time for their applications and processing of fees.“One of the things that will be captured is the opportunity for the partnership between GTT and UG to have other tangible elements. Part of what we are looking for in the partnership is to enable GTT to give to the university and its students additional benefits. I have asked that some of the additional benefits go to sports, medical services so there are a number of things from the vantage point of GTT are win-win and from the vantage point of UG are win-win,” he said.Utilisation of that method of payment would also guarantee cash security since one would not have to withdraw large sums money from the bank to make the payments.The service would also be of convenience for foreign students according to the VC.There are students from over 33 countries attending UG and of the 8600 students approximately, 60 per cent pays cash.“At GTT, we are focused on the customer and doing more and this is just another step in doing more. What the Mobile Money app allows you to do is to pay several university fees. It eliminates the cue. With Mobile Money you are able to pay your application fees, your dormitory fees, your processing fees,” GTT CEO, Justin Nedd, said.He explained that more than 20,000 persons are using the MMG service and its growing and with this initiative it will continue to grow. However, there are strict rules governing the service since it is almost identical to the banking service. There are limits from $500 minimum to $60,000 maximum per transaction; in addition, the daily cap is $100,000.The Mobile Money Service was introduced in 2012 and can be used to pay bills and purchase GTT cellphone credit. It is also available on the Digicel network.last_img read more

9/11 mastermind confesses

first_imgWASHINGTON – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, confessed to that attack and a string of others during a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a transcript released Wednesday by the Pentagon. “I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z,” Mohammed said in a statement read during the session, which was held last Saturday. The transcripts also refer to a claim by Mohammed that he was tortured by the CIA, although he said he was not under duress when he confessed to his role in the attacks. In a chilling list of attacks – some of which were carried out, some not – Mohammed claimed responsibility for planning, financing and training others for plots ranging from the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center to the attempt by would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes. “Is any statement that you made, was it because of this treatment, to use your word, you claim torture,” the colonel asked. “Do you make any statements because of that?” Portions of Mohammed’s response were deleted from the transcript, and his immediate answer was unclear. He later said his confession read at the hearing to the long list of attacks was given without any pressure, threats or duress. The colonel said that Mohammed’s torture allegations would be “reported for any investigation that may be appropriate” and also would be taken into account in consideration of his enemy combatant status. The Pentagon also released transcripts of the hearings of Abu Faraj al-Libi and Ramzi Binalshibh, though Binalshibh refused to attend his session. Binalshibh, a Yemeni, is suspected of helping Mohammed with the Sept. 11, 2001, attack plan and is also linked to a foiled plot to crash aircraft into London’s Heathrow Airport. Al-Libi is a Libyan who reportedly masterminded two bombings 11 days apart in Pakistan in December 2003 that targeted President Pervez Musharraf for his support of the U.S.-led war on terror. The hearings, which began last Friday, are being conducted in secret by the military as it tries to determine whether 14 alleged terrorist leaders should be declared “enemy combatants” who can be held indefinitely and prosecuted by military tribunals. Hearings for six of the 14 have already been held. The military is not allowing reporters to attend the sessions and is limiting the information it provides about them, arguing that it wants to prevent sensitive information from being disclosed. The 14 were moved in September from a secret CIA prison network to the prison at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, where about 385 men are being held on suspicion of links to al-Qaida or the Taliban. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He said he was involved in planning the 2002 bombing of a Kenya beach resort frequented by Israelis and the failed missile attack on an Israeli passenger jet after it took off from Mombasa, Kenya. He also said he was responsible for the bombing of a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia. In 2002, 202 were killed when two Bali nightclubs were bombed. Other plots he said he was responsible for included planned attacks against the Sears Tower in Chicago, the Empire State Building and New York Stock Exchange, the Panama Canal and Big Ben and Heathrow Airport in London – none of which occurred. He also said he was involved in planning assassination attempts against former Presidents Carter and Clinton, attacks on U.S. nuclear power plants and suspension bridges in New York, the destruction of American and Israeli embassies in Asia and Australia, attacks on American naval vessels and oil tankers around the world and an attempt to destroy an oil company he said was owned by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Sumatra, Indonesia. In all, Mohammed said he was responsible for planning 28 individual attacks. The comments were included in a 26-page transcript released by the Pentagon, which blacked out some of his remarks. Mohammed also claimed he was tortured by the CIA after his capture in 2003, according to an exchange he had with the military colonel who heads the three-member panel that heard his case. last_img read more

LETTERKENNY CHAMBER TO PUT ‘FRIGHTENERS’ ON DERRY WITH HUGE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL

first_imgLetterkenny Chamber of Commerce is enticing people to stay in Letterkenny rather than go to Derry for Halloween after organising a huge Halloween festival.On October 31st the town centre will be filled with music, entertainment, face painting, trick or treating and a surprise or two for those who attend.The Chamber are launching this campaign at an apt time as the sterling rate against the Euro is £0.80p=€1.00 and a lot of local Letterkenny businesses are offering £1.oo=€1.25. This festival is a first for Letterkenny. A number of businesses will be participating in a trick or treat trail. This involves children accompanied by adults registering at Market Square.They will receive wrist bands and a list of participating business where they can collect treats. Registered children and adults can avail of free face painting. There will be fancy dress competitions, interactive story telling and lots more.Thanks to funding from Letterkenny Town Council, ShopLK has organised plenty of activities and campaigns throughout the year and there is lots more to come by the end of the year.John Watson Chamber President said it is great to see all the retailers getting behind this campaign. “We want people to re-discover Letterkenny. This town is the shopping centre of Donegal and with more involvement from the community we can build on this year after year. As Chamber President I am delighted to be part of this.“We’d love to see as many families and young people as possible come to Main Street and the other shopping areas. There are prizes for the best costumes and some surprises along the way. ”LETTERKENNY CHAMBER TO PUT ‘FRIGHTENERS’ ON DERRY WITH HUGE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL was last modified: October 16th, 2012 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:Chamber President John WatsonDerryLetterkenny Halloween festivallast_img read more

GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgBord na nÓgThe u14 hurlers continued their remarkable season with a convincing 6-17 to 0-0 win in the championship semi-final, against MacCumhaills in Ballybofey on Thursday night.  The Buncrana boys were on fire from the start and notched up an impressive scoreline with ease, the reliable free taking of Tom Clare back-boned by some great scores from open play were the platform for their win.  In defense,  Patrick Wilson, James Doherty and Aedan Stokes excelled.  In the midfield area Sam Doherty, Darren Doherty, Paul Nelson and Tom Clare will be happy with the afternoons work and up front Dylan Duffy, PJ McCarron impressed asdid Declan McCarron and Aaron Craig who staked a claim for a starting spot.  The win sets up a final against Ballyshannon in MacCumhaill Park on Thursday at 7pm, all support welcome.The U8 hurlers hosted a poorly attended blitz on Sunday with only neighbours Burt travelling, despite this, the weather held out and all boys and girls got a chance to shine in their early careers.The U12 league starts on Thursday the 30th June when we make the short trip to St Eunans.  Attendance at training is essential, which takes place every Sunday at 11am. Ryan Bradley wasn’t the only Bradley on show in Breffne Park Cavan, when younger brother Ben lined out in the Go Games blitz at half time in the Ulster quarter final.Irish Language ClassesImprove your spoken and written Irish in active fun classes one evening per week during the summer €10 per class (€8 for a club member) at the Scarvey GAA clubhouse.  Contact:  Maria – 086 161 9171.  The classes are aimed at over ten year olds, Maria is  willing to cater for different ages in different classes.  The lessons objectives is to improve students spoken and written Irish in an active and fun way through activities as well as written exercises.  The times of the classes have to be confirmed yet but are dependant on when the clubhouse is free.   Classes will last just over an hour continuing  for the duration of the summer depending on demand.  Please contact Maria on the above number to register your interest and to get further information.Ladies Football – Gaelic for MothersFounded in 1974, Ladies Gaelic Football is still recognised as one of the fastest growing female sports in Europe. With over 1,000 clubs in Ireland and membership growing by the day, Ladies Gaelic is reaching women and girls from all over the country. Not stopping there however, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association has many overseas clubs, one of the latest additions coming from Cape Town in South Africa.The Ladies Gaelic Football Association provides a social outlet and a healthy activity for thousands of people around the world. Starting with club football for primary schools girls, an individual can keep playing Ladies Gaelic for as long as she wants, especially now with our Gaelic4Mothers initiative for those adults interested in recreational or non-competitive participation. Many competitions and events are run throughout a season but undoubtedly the highlight of the Ladies Gaelic calendar is the All Ireland Finals day in Croke Park. The last Sunday in September sees Croke Park play host to all three of the Ladies Gaelic Championship Finals (Junior, Intermediate and Senior).  With the Hill decorated and mini games of kids and mothers alike at all the half times,  the Ladies Football Finals day is one of a kind. Attendance at this colourful event is steadily growing and can now boast as being one of the highest attended female only sports events in the world.Coming a long way since 1974 the Ladies Gaelic Football Association now has 17 full time employees, ten of whom are based in Croke Park, and the remaining 7 based in various regional locations throught the country.The Ladies Gaelic Football Association strives to be a modern, innovative and well run organisation that provides a quality service and support system for all members, from an 8 year old girl kicking her first ball in her local club to an elite athlete scoring her first point in Croke Park.Anyone interested in receiving a pdf copy of  the June Edition of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association magazine should email me asking for a copy – buncrana.pro@gmail.comLottoThe results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 7th June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows.   The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 06-13-20-24.There were no winners.   The winning numbers for the €1,975 Lotto Plus draw were 04-10-20-26.  There were also no winners.   There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Niall McGee, Ardmor House, Clonglash;Oisin O’Flaherty, C/o Bar;Daithi McColgan, Clonglash;Peter McKinney, Marion Park;Mary Breslin, Grianan Park. For the purposes of hygiene and efficiency all players at ALL levels should bring their own water to all training sessions, from seniors down.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108).  Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

LOCAL NEW: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 13th April 2012 MARIE KEATING FOUNDATION On Thursday 19th April the Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Donegal Local Development Company is again hosting the Marie Keating Foundation Mobile Unit, which will be located in The Diamond, Raphoe from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to thank Margaret Doherty, Project Officer with DLDC for her kind support and co-operation.The Marie Keating Foundation aims to increase awareness and knowledge of cancer and related issues to all sectors of the community. The Unit is equipped with take home information leaflets on each of the key cancers and the nurse provides practical advice on healthy lifestyle choices. The Family Resource would encourage the local community to visit the Mobile Unit to become more informed about early detection and self awareness techniques. ASIST For each of the past 3 years the Family Resource Centre has hosted the ASIST Suicide Awareness Training and again in 2012 we are proposing to host the training. The training which is for 2 full days is for parents, caregivers, youth workers, volunteers, teachers, sport coaches and anyone living or working in the community who wish to feel more competent, confident and comfortable in reducing the risk of suicide. The ASIST training is planned for Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June. For further information or to book a place, please contact 0749145796. Safe TALK TrainingThe Family Resource Centre is proposing to host the safe TALK training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called ‘suicide alertness’. The half-day training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become ‘suicide alert’.For further information or to book a place on the training programme please contact 0749145796. WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.  COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public.  This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality.  The service operates on an appointment basis only. Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m. Raphoe Family RESOURCE CENTRE Afterschool Programmes NEW TIMETABLETuesday:       3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm 5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pmWednesday:  Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm 1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm Youth Café 1st -3rd Year 7.15-9.00pmThursday:     Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm 1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm Youth Café Transition, 4th & 5th Year 7.00-9.00pmRegistration forms are available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes. Little Smiles with big DreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre.  We are open every Wednesday morning from 10.30 – 12 noon.   Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults.  It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided. RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS APPEAL 2012The National Tidy Town Application for Raphoe has arrived and as in past years the Tidy Towns are seeking your great help and support as always. In recent weeks the Tidy Towns community employment scheme workers have collected over 124 bags of litter from 7 of our approach roads with a number still to do for Spring Clean 2012. You can help us this year again by keeping your properties/businesses and gardens to a good and tidy standard, donate paint, shrubs or flowers, tidy derelict properties, put out window boxes or hanging baskets & keep your area litter free. If you intend painting please consider doing so during April and May. The success of Tidy Towns each year is community effort by all in Raphoe from children right through to our seniors which is very much appreciated. If you can help us in any way it will be very much appreciated. Special thanks to FAS DSP, Donegal Co Council, RCIA Ltd The Volt House, all local Schools, businesses, Churches, & our entire community for their ongoing support over many years. If you can help this year by way of financial sponsorship it would be a great help. Further information on Tidy Towns activities please contact the office on 9145692 email raphoetidy@eircom.net or call in to the Office at the Volt House. THANK YOU 10 YEAR CELEBRATION: Congratulations to Springboard Castlegrove Raphoe on their recent 10 year anniversary celebrations. Wishing the committee, management & staff continued success in your caring and support work here in Raphoe & district. Well done to you all from everyone in Raphoe Tidy Towns.  SELF MANAGEMENT COURSEThe HSE is providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promotes self care.  Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours.  Courses are being provided across the county.  If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email paula.quinn@hse.ie. All enquiries are welcome. RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB: Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.  RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTERCommunity News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at volthouse@eircom.net or to Lisa at raphoetidy@eircom.net Thank You.  Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to raphoefrc@eircom.net every Thursday to meet the print deadline.LOCAL NEW: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: April 13th, 2012 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:LOCAL NEW: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEDNESDAY Sweet Talkers Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Wilsona School District boardroom, 18050 E. Ave. 0, Lake Los Angeles. Call (661) 944-1216 or 944-1130. J&J Social and Travel Club will host a games social, 7 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring a snack to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 946-5222. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 will serve specialty meals, or hamburger baskets, 5:30-8 p.m. at the post, 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Proceeds will benefit community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Kids Managing Anger Together for ages 13-17 will meet, 4:30-6 p.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite. B-1, Palmdale. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Women’s Group will deal with the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of relationship, infertility and other issues, noon-1:30 p.m. Call (661) 266-8700. Fobi-Lyte Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to address the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight-loss surgery in fourth-floor Conference Room 16 at Antelope Valley Outpatient Imaging Center, 44105 15th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 723-5123. Caregivers Support Group meets, 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, 44421 10th St. W., Suite I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-4852. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Eye Opener Toastmasters Club will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2005 W. Ave. K, Lancaster. Call Al Moore at (661) 726-3627. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente. Call Alan Strech at (661) 940-4640. Scrapbookers Club will meet, 5-7 p.m. at Peldyns, 27021 Twenty Mule Team Road, Boron. Free tools for use. Bring book and photos. Call (760) 608-1422. Antelope Valley Intertribal Council meeting, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 435-0423. AIDS-related death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Sudden-death support group meets, 5:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. Dual Recovery Anonymous, an informal 12-step group for mental health consumers with a history of substance abuse, will meet, 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call (661) 947-1595. Antelope Valley Interfaith Choir will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. For adults and mature teenagers. Call Kathe Walters at (661) 285-8306. Hi-Desert Woodworkers Club meets, 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Don’s Restaurant, Victorville. Call (760) 240-4705. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 2 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Belly dancing classes, 7-9 p.m. at the Alpine Grange, 8650 E. Ave. T-8, Littlerock. Lessons: $2. Call (661) 944-1747. Desert Noon Lions Club meets, noon-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the California Pantry, 120 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call Barbara at (661) 947-4079. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 7-9 p.m. in Lancaster. Free. For information and location, call (661) 538-1846. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose meeting room on the second floor at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. The organization is a 12-step, self-help group. Call (661) 943-5466. Little Angels, a support group for families with young children with Down syndrome, meets, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster. Call Cyndee Moore at (661) 945-6761 or e-mail cyndeem@nlacrc.com. Al-Anon discussion group will meet, 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale; Alateen at 7 p.m. at 39055 10th St. W., Palmdale, and a women’s discussion group at 7:30 p.m. at 32142 Crown Valley Road, Acton. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. A Course in Miracles discussion, 7-9 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 10 a.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Bridge Club for seniors will meet, noon-3 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Beginner and intermediate players welcome. Call (661) 267-5551. Blood pressure testing for seniors, 10-11:15 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Knitting and crocheting for seniors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 704 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Bring your own supplies. Call (661) 267-5551. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Palmdale Children’s Youth Library, 38510 Sierra Highway. Call Kathy at (661) 265-1839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room 2 at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 256-7064. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Women’s Eating Disorder Group will meet, 6-7:30 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. Bingo for seniors, 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Cost: 25 cents per card. Call (661) 267-5551. Talents Unlimited Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Center, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 949-7423. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org. THURSDAY High Desert Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. at 1008 W. Ave. M-4, Palmdale. Call (661) 992-3229 or 944-1130. High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club meets, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the Experimental Test Pilots Association boardroom, 44814 Elm Ave., Lancaster. Call Bob Drury at (661) 400-4479. Cedar Open Reading meets weekly, 7-9 p.m. in Cedar Hall, 44851 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, except on the second Thursday of the month when the meeting is in the gallery, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4314. The Overcomers, an emotional and educational support group for mental health consumers, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G. Call Bill Slocum or Mary Rogers at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Aces & Deuces Square Dance Club will meet, 7-8:15 p.m. for beginners and 8:15-9:30 p.m. for plus at Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, for ages 10 and up. Cost: $3. Call (661) 256-7650. Grief/Bereavement Group will meet, 10 a.m. at ProCare Hospice, 42442 10th St. W., Suite D, Lancaster. Call (661) 951-1146. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite G, Palmdale. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. Facilitated Anger Management Group for teens will meet, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults will meet, 6:30-8 p.m., at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Al-Anon will host a discussion, 1 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale; a step study at 7 p.m. at 1827 E. Ave. Q-10, Palmdale; and a meeting on Steps, Traditions, Concepts at 7:30 p.m. at 44815 Fig Ave., Suite 101, Lancaster. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Emotions Anonymous will meet, 7-8:30 p.m. Information and location: (661) 723-9967. Desert Aire Women’s Golf Association will meet at Desert Aire Golf Course at Avenue P and 40th Street East in Palmdale. Call (661) 269-5982. Cardio Knockout Blast, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Sierra Club will offer one- to two-hour conditioning hikes leaving at 6 p.m. from the Palmdale Park and Ride lot, Avenue S at Antelope Valley Freeway. Moderately conditioned beginning hikers are welcome. Call (661) 273-2761. Country line dance lessons for seniors, 1-2 p.m. for beginners and 2:15 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Donation requested. Call (661) 267-5551. Soroptimist International of Antelope Valley will meet, noon at the Holiday Inn of Palmdale-Lancaster, 38630 5th St. W., Palmdale. Business and professional women are invited. Call (661) 946-1609. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-4178. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 569 will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Grecian Isles Mobile Home Park, 4444 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-7672 or (661) 285-5003. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m. Step Workbook reading and writing. Call (661) 947-7935. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Support group for women in abusive or battering situations will meet, 1-3:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Spanish-language group also will meet, 10 a.m.-noon. Call (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. FRIDAY Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Lancaster Presbyterian Church, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Call (661) 951-2988. Celebrate Recovery will meet, 7 p.m. at the Harvest Office and Ministry Center, 43209 10th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 942-2803. Emotional Freedom Technique Group offers weekly demonstrations and practices, 6:30 p.m. (except before three-day weekends). Self-help tapping technique used to reduce or eliminate stress, cravings, pains, fears, phobias. Call (661) 945-4045. Speakers in the Wind Toastmasters will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Jack Knight at (661) 946-7166. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Low-cost Facilitated Parenting Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. Court approved. Call (661) 266-8700. Successful Marriage and Parenting course, 10 a.m.-noon. Call Carmen Andersen at (661) 273-8122. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets, 9:15 a.m.-noon the first and third Fridays of each month at Church of Christ, 1655 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. Includes a hot breakfast buffet, discussion groups, featured speaker, craft and demonstrations. Children welcome. Cost: $5 for moms and $3 for kids. Call (661) 943-3162 or (661) 942-1638. Stress Management will meet, 1 p.m. at 43423 Division St., Suite 107, Lancaster. Call (661) 947-1595 or (661) 726-2850, Ext. 221. Speakers in the Wind Toastmaster Club 2867 will meet, noon-1 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call Joyce Hall at (661) 946-1181 or Barbara Linde at (661) 947-2537. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Celebrate Recovery, a biblically based 12-step recovery program, will meet, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 44648 15th St. W. Call Pastor Pat Tanner at (661) 948-0855. The Lightkeepers, Spiritual Discussion Group, will meet, 7:30 p.m. at Center of Light, A.V. Church, 1030 West Ave. L-8, Lancaster. Call (661) 718-8731. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3000 and Ladies Auxiliary will serve steak or shrimp dinners, 5:30-8 p.m. at 4342 W. Ave. L, Quartz Hill. Takeout orders. Proceeds will go to community affairs. Members, guests and public welcome. Call (661) 943-2225. Meditation class, 7-8:30 p.m. For location and information, call (661) 945-9832. Schizophrenics Anonymous will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the mental health ward at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Ups and Downs, a support group for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Friendship Center, 43423 Division St. Suite 107, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595 or (661) 319-5101. The Kaiser Permanente Grief Support Group will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at the clinic offices, 44444 20th St. W., Lancaster. Open to the community. Free. Call (661) 951-2988. The Weekenders, a social and recreational group for mental health consumers, will meet, 1-2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Discovery Center, 1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale. Call (661) 947-1595. Al-Anon will have a 12-and-12 meeting at 10:30 a.m. at 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. and a beginners meeting at 7 p.m. at 1737 E. Ave. R, Room 104, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Pinochle Group for seniors, 6-9 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Billiard Gang for seniors, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Oil painting class for seniors, 9-11 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Shop Talk Toastmasters will meet, 7-8:30 a.m. at Crazy Otto’s Diner. Call Stan Main at (661) 269-1424. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 1681 will meet, 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 14 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-4459. Rosamond Moose Lodge, 1105 Sierra Highway, Rosamond, will serve dinner, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $4-$6. Bingo will start at 10 a.m., offered by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M, Lancaster. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Room 13, Lancaster. Call (661) 943-0595. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. SATURDAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host an Italian potluck and dance party, 7:30 p.m. in Lancaster. Bring food to share and a beverage. Call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 945-1217. Seniors Lunch-Bingo Hour, noon-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Sponsored by Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity). Call Emerita Ross at (661) 723-7876 or Marie Cabrera at (661) 726-5309. Al-Anon will have a Spanish-speaking discussion meeting, 9 a.m. at 38345 30th St. E., Suite C-3, Palmdale. Call (661) 274-9353. Facilitated Anger Management Group for ages 8-11 will meet, 2:30-4 p.m.; teens, 4:30-6 p.m., and adults, 10:30-noon or 12:30-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or (800) 479-CARE or visit the Web site: www.frf.av.org. Beginning yoga, 9-10 a.m. at Unity Church of Antelope Valley, 39149 8th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 273-3341. Women and Self-esteem support group meets in the Acton area. Call (661) 947-0839. Healing Heart support group will meet, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army store, 45001 Beech Ave. in Lancaster. Call (661) 943-5830. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 9 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1737 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Call Jane at (661) 945-4798. Women Midlife Transition Support Group for women over age 40 is facilitated by a professional psychotherapist. Call (661) 947-0839. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 13 at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 724-1820. Hotline: (661) 789-5806. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.todayna.org or www.sava-na.org. SUNDAY Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call (661) 718-8997. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5, students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 1/2 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780. Snyders Dance Groove will give ballroom, Latin, country and swing dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. For ages 40 and up. Cost: $3 per person. Call (661) 609-6510. Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet, 9-10:30 a.m. Call (661) 272-0207 or (661) 947-7672. Co-Dependents Anonymous Step Study will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927. 12 Step Recovery Groups for alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, relationship addiction, overeating, fear and anxiety issues, will meet, 7 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Recovery Inc., a self-help group for people with panic attacks, anxiety or depression, will meet, 2 p.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster, third floor. Call (661) 943-3956. The Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo at 5:30 p.m. The grill will be open. Call (661) 947-2027. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 6-7 p.m. at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 722-0393. Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a 12-step recovery program, 7:30-9 p.m., at Antelope Valley Hospital, multipurpose meeting room, second floor, 1600 W. Ave. J, Lancaster. Call (661) 944-4927 or (661) 946-5846. Grief Recovery Outreach Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700 or visit www.frf.av.org. Adult Anger Management Group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 38345 30th St. E., Suite A-2, Palmdale. Call (661) 266-8700. The Highs and Lows, a support group for those diagnosed with manic depression or related disorders, will meet, 7-9 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 725 E. Ave. J, Lancaster. Al-Anon will have a discussion, 7 p.m. at 51st Street West and Avenue K, Lancaster. Child care provided. Call (661) 274-9353 or (800) 344-2666. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 572 will meet, 9-11 a.m. at the Mayflower Gardens chapel, 6570 W. Ave. L-12, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 943-3089. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. with regular games beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmdale Elks Lodge, 2705 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale. Call (661) 947-2027. Early bird bingo games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular games beginning at 7 p.m. at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 943-3255, Monday evenings: (661) 943-1017. Billiard Gang for seniors will meet, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Call (661) 267-5551. Flex and stretch, a workout for seniors, 8-9 a.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Bring a floor mat and hand weights. Call (661) 267-5551. Parent support group will meet, 6:30-8 p.m. at Family Resource Foundation, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 203, Palmdale. The facilitated group is for parents who need help coping with family issues. Call (661) 266-8700. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous – HOW Concept will meet, 6 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38530 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Call (661) 273-1016. Expectant parents can tour the Antelope Valley Hospital obstetrics department, 1600 W. Ave. J in Lancaster, and get information on what to expect during hospitalization, at sessions starting at 6 p.m. Visitors meet in the main lobby. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org.last_img read more

Vodacom’s R5.6bn African expansion

first_img29 August 2008South African cellular company Vodacom is spending US$700-million (about R5.6-billion) to acquire Gateway Telecommunications, which is Africa’s largest independent provider of interconnection via satellite and terrestrial infrastructure.The transaction amount includes an enterprise value of approximately $675-million, as well as a make-whole payment of approximately $25-million in relation to Gateway’s high-yield bond.“The acquisition of Gateway reflects Vodacom’s strategy to reposition itself as a leading pan-African provider of communications services and to diversify from its current status as primarily a mobile-centric network operator,” Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys said in a statement this week.“We believe that Gateway’s significant presence across Africa will allow Vodacom to tap into the huge potential for growth in business services and connectivity and will enhance our position with multinational corporations.”Gateway, which also provides an extensive range of high quality, end-to-end connectivity solutions to multinational corporations operating across Africa, employs approximately 350 employees in 17 countries throughout Africa and Europe, and recorded sales of $257-million (about R1.9-billion) for the financial year ended in December 2007.The Gateway Broadcast Services Group, which is the broadcasting business held by Gateway Telecommunications, does not form part of the transaction and will be retained by the current owners.According to the statement, the acquisition provided Vodacom with benefits such as accelerated international expansion, as well as broadening the cellular operator’s international presence in key markets throughout Africa, especially Nigeria, and creates a platform for further future expansion and growth potential.The move also positions Vodacom as a partner of choice for multinational customers and international telecommunications providers seeking African connectivity, and complements Vodacom’s business services strategy in South Africa, allowing the roll-out of existing and new products and services across the continent.In addition, the deal offered cost savings through revenue synergies as well as on satellite operations, vertical integration and procurement, as well as access to Gateway Telecommunication’s blue chip customer base.“This is an exciting milestone in Gateway’s development as a unique pan-African service provider,” said Gateway Telecommunications CEO Peter Gbedemah. “We will increase resources, efficiency, and product range and continue our relentless focus on meeting the requirements of all Africa’s mobile networks and multinational corporations.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

ODA launches a new website to help holiday shopper buy Ohio Proud

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Proud, a marketing program which helps consumers identify food and agricultural products produced in the state, announced today the launch of its newly revamped website: www.ohioproud.org. The new, user-friendly, mobile site offers quick and easy access to more than 500 Ohio Proud partners located across the state. The website also features an interactive mapthat allows consumers to more easily locate Ohio Proud businesses in their area.“We are very excited to have our new website launch during this year’s holiday season,” said Lori Panda, senior program manager of Ohio Proud. “It’s always our goal to connect shoppers with locally made products because when you shop local, you are supporting our state’s businesses and farmers. Looking for Ohio Proud and other hometown products is a great way to get unique gifts for loved ones this holiday season while giving back to your local community.”Created in 1993, Ohio Proud is the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s marketing program. Companies that grow, make or process at least 50 percent of their product in Ohio are eligible to join Ohio Proud. Becoming an Ohio Proud member gives businesses another way to market their products, and provides consumers a quick and reliable way to identify local food and agricultural goods. From local fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, to snack foods, wine and baked goods you will find Ohio Proud products at many specialty retailers and in every aisle of your favorite grocery store.For more information on the program, businesses and shoppers can visit the new Ohio Proud web site at www.ohioproud.org.last_img read more

Plow days set for July 28 in Alvordton

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Saturday July 28, 2018 in a wheat stubble field on the east edge of Alvordton, Ohio, antique tractors of all types will arrive with moldboard plows in tow as well as “antique” farmers will arrive with grandchildren in tow. Massey Harris tractors of all sizes will arrive and tractor enthusiasts as well as nostalgia seekers will come to “see how we used to do it.”The Annual Plow Days Event is hosted by the Alvordton-Millcreek Township Volunteer Fire Department in cooperation with Kunkle Farms LLC and Darin Meyers Farms.This year’s event will feature big power and big iron with not one, but two Big Bud tractors. Featured tractors will be a 650-50 Big Bud, one of only 5 Ag models produced and the only remaining in the United States pulling a DMI 21 bottom hydra-flex moldboard ploy, the largest moldboard plow ever produced. Also featured will be a 525-50 Big Bud, pulling an 18 bottom Will-Rich plow, also the largest model produced by the company. Antique tractor owners are invited to participate with tractors 40 years old or older and plows suited to fit the horsepowerThe Massey Harris Collectors Association will be holding their national meeting at the event, with all models of Massey Harris tractors welcome.The Alvordton-Millcreek Township Firefighters will be providing their delicious open pit barbecue chicken dinners starting at noon. Registration for the event starts at 10AM with plowing beginning at 11AM. Alvordton is located on US Route 20 between Angola, Indiana and Toledo, Ohio. Additional information can be obtained by calling event coordinator Don Kunkle at 419-553-9523.last_img read more