Layou women receives assistance following Layou flooding

first_img Share Tweet LocalNews Layou women receives assistance following Layou flooding by: – January 20, 2012 10 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Hon. Kelver Darroux. Government has secured funds under the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to assist women in the Layou community who have been affected by last year’s flooding in that community.Parliamentary Representative for Layou Kelver Darroux said in a statement on Friday that the women are currently benefiting from a $US20, 000.00 made available by the UNDP.“After the collapse of the Matthieu Dam in Layou last year, a meeting was held with the women in that community and staff of the ministry of finance and coming out of that, a report was submitted to the cabinet and funds to the tune of US$20,000.00 were approved to target the women in Layou. One of the areas that they will benefit is terms of the provision of 25 coolers. The women usually have their fish and titiri for sale and that will assist them in storage,’ Darroux explained.The women will also benefit in capacity and enhancement where 25 women will complete a training program in health and sanitation which will be conducted by the Environmental Health Department.“Upon completion they will be certified as food handlers. There will also be another component to that program where 25 women will be trained in the areas of training and international cooking which will be conducted by the adult education division,” he added.He said the aim is to empower women in the Layou community.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Poessnecker makes long-awaited return to victory lane

first_imgBy Randy Pospishilsports@norfolkdailynews.comNORFOLK, Neb. (Aug. 4) – It’s been a long time between wins for Dusty Poessnecker.So his excitement was no surprise after his win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature Saturday at Off Road Speedway.A family-comes-first decision in 2013, to establish a local business in his hometown of Atkinson, put Poessnecker’s racing career on hold for four years until this season.“It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” he said. “But I needed to concentrate on my family and the business, a hometown body shop which I bought from my uncle.”So this rseason, with the business underway and with the help of Dale Bittner of Big Daddy Rac­ing, Poessnecker – who began racing when he was 11 years old – is back on the racetrack.“I couldn’t have done it without Dale. He put me back in a racecar,” Poessnecker said. “I got back into racing this season in the Hobby Stocks (division), where I’ve had some success over the years, with four or five track titles.”But after four weeks of racing in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, where he qualified for four fea­tures and finished among the top five twice, Poessnecker switched to the SportMods, a first-ever experience which did not produce immediate results.Since then, during four weeks of competing in the new division, Poessnecker had qualified for just two features before Saturday night’s victory.“The car wasn’t doing what we wanted it to do, nor was the driver,” he said. “We just needed to get our relationship together, so with the three weeks off here at Off Road, we definitely spent some time visiting, me and the car, and we came to an agreement on how it was going to run.”Despite starting on the pole, Poessnecker faced a race-long battle among several cars before securing the lead midway through the 20-lap race to finish just ahead of Karl Brewer and Cam­eron Meyer.“The car was liking the track, I was liking the track; I kind of liked running the top, and the track was good up there,” Poessnecker said. “Everything was good; everything clicked. We’re definitely go­ing to make notes on what worked, and I think we’ll be right in there in the future.”“The competition here is outstanding,” he said. “They started 18 cars in the feature, and I would say every one of them has a chance to win.”Another driver with a ‘big win’ was Gage Koch, who earned his first Off Road Speedway win of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature.In the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature, Ramsey Meyer extended his season’s undefeated streak at Off Road to nine while TeJay Mielke won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.last_img read more

Montpellier pull clear of Racing

first_imgMontpellier won 11-10 on home soil, Jan Serfontein’s try adding to a pair of Ruan Pienaar penalties, with Bordeaux left to count the cost of failing to convert either of Ed Fidow’s scores.Charlie Slade impressed for Pau, booting 11 points, as they kept their noses ahead of Racing throughout.Watisoni Votu scored a second-half double to help Pau move level on points with Toulon and Toulouse in the final play-off spots, ahead of those sides’ assignments on Sunday.Racing’s reverse snapped an eight-game winning run across all competitions and Castres are now just three points behind them in the table after beating Lyon 33-22.Benjamin Urdapilleta kicked three penalties and converted veteran flanker Rodrigo Capo Ortega’s score as Castres took a 16-7 lead into the interval. They were soon behind, though, as Toby Arnold crossed twice, but the reliable Urdapilleta split the posts again before adding the extras to tries from Armand Batlle and Julien Dumora to take the game away from Lyon.Agen climbed out of the bottom two by beating Stade Francais 36-34 in a thriller, while rock-bottom Oyonnax beat Clermont 18-12, just their second win of the season. Photo Getty Images. Caption: Montpellier centre Jan Serfonteinlast_img read more