Opening Ceremony of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Mexico Friendship Bridge

first_img Share 149 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Press ReleaseThe official Opening of the Cumberland Bridge Reconstruction and River Embankment Protection Project was held today, March 20th, in a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister, H.E. Ralph Gonsalves; the Minister of Transport, Works, Urban Development and Local Government and Postal Services, Hon. Julian Francis; the General Director of Cooperation in the Caribbean and Central America of Mexico, Min. Julian Juarez, and the Ambassador of Mexico to the East Caribbean States, H.E. Oscar Esparza Vargas, as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps, other Government officials and local residents. The project in question was financed by Mexico through the Infrastructure Fund for Mesoamerican and Caribbean Countries, with a grant of 13.5 million EC dollars (5 million USD). The project encompassed various components related to the Cumberland River and the communities surrounding it, including protection of the embankment, three small bridges, road repair and the main bridge that crosses the Cumberland River. In that regard, Ambassador Esparza Vargas thanked Prime Minister Gonzalvez for renaming the said main component of the project “Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Mexico Friendship Bridge”, noting that the gesture will serve as a testimony of the good relations and close ties between the two countries.In his speech, Min. Julian Juarez reiterated that “Mexico is part of the Greater Caribbean and, as such, is committed to contribution in the development of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as of its other Caribbean neighbours”. He also emphasized that, the Caribbean region should take advantages of the synergies between countries and “face common challenges together, as allies”.In the morning of the ceremony, Min. Julián Juarez and H.E. Oscar Esparza held a meeting with Prime Minister Gonsalves to discuss, amongst other things, the regional and bilateral cooperation projects currently offered by Mexico, aimed at strengthening the integration, resilience and sustainability of the Caribbean. Some of these include technical and scientific cooperation regarding disaster risk management, agriculture, the financial sector, and education, amongst other areas.center_img NewsRegional Opening Ceremony of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Mexico Friendship Bridge by: – March 21, 2018 Share Sharelast_img read more

Golfers fire in first round of match play

first_imgCARDINIA BEACONHILLS GOLF THE first round of the Brian Balcombe Match Play event was played on Saturday at Cardinia Beaconhills…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Council on summer break

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON A BUNYIP resident is fuming that a Cardinia Shire Council-owned parcel of land adjacent to his property…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Late Vees Comeback Falls Smoke Eaters In Overtime

first_imgWith just a minute remaining in overtime, David Silye banked a pass of the right-wing boards and was skated on to by Ryan Sandelin, who cut into the net on a breakaway and went to his backhand to lift the puck over a sprawled Marcoux to give the Vees a 4-3 overtime victory. Adam Marcoux turned aside 20 of the 24 shots he faced in the game in his 10th loss of the season while Derek Krall stopped 19 of the 22 shots thrown his way for his 3rd victory of the season. FINAL SCORE: 4-3 VeesSHOTS ON GOAL: 24-22 VeesSMOKE EATERS PP: 1/5SMOKE EATERS PK: 4/53 STARS:1) Ryan Sandelin (1-0-1)2) James Miller (1-2-3)3) Spencer McLean (1-0-1)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Peter Muzyka (0-0-0)ATTENDANCE: 3,149The Smoke Eaters (8-10-4-2) return home to begin a three-game week with a midweek matchup against the Vernon Vipers (8-7-6-2) at the Trail Memorial Centre. It’s the first “Welcome Wednesday” of the season with tickets available for purchase at the Smoke Eaters front office as well as at the door ahead of the opening face-off, scheduled for 7 p.m.. The Trail Smoke Eaters got a late shorthanded goal from Spencer McLean but fell once again in overtime, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The first period only had 10 shots to show on the score clock with offensive chances few and far between but it was the Vees who opened the scoring in the game at the 10:46 mark of the opening frame coming courtesy of David Silye. Luke Loheit had his shot from the right face-off circle stopped by Smoke Eaters netminder Adam Marcoux with the rebound being batted out of the air and past his glove side to give the Vees a 1-0 lead. Trail had an opportunity late in the period to try and even the score heading into the intermission as they earned a five-on-three-man advantage for the last 50 seconds of the frame, throwing a pair of shots on the Vees goal but goaltender Derek Krall turned those aside to keep the Vees ahead by a 1-0 margin.Although the Smoke Eaters were unable to score on the two-man power play, Trevor Zins got the game tied moments later just 22 seconds into the 2nd period. Zins took a wrist shot from the left-wing point that found its way through traffic and past Krall for his 6th goal of the season on the power play to get the score even at 1-1. It was another power play which changed the score of the game in the 2nd period as Penticton regained their lead with an extra man on the ice. James Miller crept down the left-wing side and threw the puck at the net before it was tipped through the legs of Marcoux from Eric Linell at the 5:00 mark to give the Vees a 2-1 advantage.Trail was able to get the game evened up once more at the 6:00 mark of the final regulation period as Michael Hodge walked down the right side and took a shot that got caught up in the air and batted in by Owen Ozar, who collected his 4th goal of the season and was able to get the game knotted up at 2-2.A Vees power play midway through the 3rd period helped the Smoke Eaters take their first lead of the game at the 10:28 mark with a shorthanded marker. James Miller had his point shot blocked and kick-started an odd man rush the other way with Spencer McLean dishing from the right wing to Jeremy Smith in the middle as he differed to go back to McLean as he beat Krall on the blocker side from the right face-off circle and his first goal of the season gave Trail a 3-2 lead with 9:32 remaining in regulation.Penticton got another power play late in the 3rd period which had some pressure and resulted in the score being tied just as the man advantage expired at the 18:21 mark of the 3rd frame with James Miller blasted a shot from the left side past Marcoux on the glove hand to even the game at 3-3 and force overtime.The Smoke Eaters had their best chance of the extra frame come at the 2:32 mark as Jeremy Smith was hooked from behind on a breakaway that resulted in a penalty shot. Smith tried to beat Krall with a backhand attempt but the Vees netminder kept the game alive. last_img read more

Galway Teams Wins Six Titles At Community Games Connacht Finals

first_imgU/13 Chess Dunmore/Garrafrauns/Kiltevna Galway 5 Kilteevan 0 A great day of sport and competition took place on Saturday when over eighty teams from the five Counties of Connaught took part in the Aldi Community Games Finals hosted by Leitrim in twenty three team events. U/13 Boys Basketball Oranmore/Maree 33 Ballina 15 U/13 Girls BasketballOranmore/Maree 23  Scramogue 6 We especially congratulate all the children from Galway who took part and we offer best wishes to the winners who will now go forward to represent the Province at the Aldi Community Games Final in University of Limerick on the weekend of 25th to 27th May 2018.It was again a grand slam for Galway in the Basketball with Oranmore Maree winning all 5 Competitions, Dunmore/Garrafrauns /Kiltevna winning Gold and Silver in the U/13 and U/16Chess, Claregalway/Lackagh won gold in the U/10 Indoor soccer after AET while Annaghdown won the silver medals in the girls U13 Indoor Soccer. A big congrats to allCheck into Galway Community Games Facebook page and Connaught Community Games Facebook to see photos from the Connaught Finals.2018 Galway Results from Aldi Community Games Connaught Finals hosted by Leitrim.WinnersU/11 Mixed Basketball Oranmore/Maree 15 Castlerea 10 U/10 Boys Indoor Soccer Claregalway Lackagh 1 Aughanagh Sligo 1 AETClaregalway Lackagh won 3 – 2 on Penalties U/16 Boys Basketball Oranmore/Maree 63 Drumcliffe 19 U/16 Girls Basketball Oranmore/Maree 45 Boyle 18 U/16 Chess Manorhamilton 2 ½ Dunmore/Garrafrauns/Kiltevna 1 ½ U/10 Girls Indoor Soccer Strokestown 2 Annaghdown 0print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway Community Games wish to thank the Connaught Council of Community Games and the Leitrim Community Games Committee for hosting the event.  Thanks also to all the officials, the governing bodies, schools community centre etc who allowed Community Games organize the various events in their facilities.last_img read more

Boost for Donegal company as Aldi gives them €7M juice contract

first_imgSupermarket giant Aldi has given Ballybofey company Mulrines a huge boost.The chain agreed a one-year contract extension with the juice producer Mulrines that will see the business provide over €7 million worth of Irish-made fruit juices and smoothies to Aldi’s 137 stores nationwide.Under the new agreement, Mulrines will increase the volume of product it supplies to Aldi by over 20% year on year. It will also see several new innovative products developed exclusively for Aldi customers, including a premium 100% Irish fresh apple juice.Mulrines is one of Aldi’s longest-serving suppliers in Ireland, partnering with Aldi since 2002.Since 2003, it has also worked with Aldi’s UK business and will supply 1.8m units of juice products to Aldi UK stores this year.With production facilities and orchards in Ballybofey and Kill, Co. Kildare respectively, Mulrines has created first-class Irish fruit juices and smoothies since 1919. It employs 180 people across production, sales and innovation roles. It is the only juice producer in Ireland that grows its own fruit, processes it and sells the finished product. This year, Mulrines is celebrating being in business for 100 years.Welcoming the new agreement, Peter Mulrine, CEO of Mulrines said: “The new contract extension is great news for our business and for Aldi shoppers, who will now get the chance to enjoy even more of our home-grown and produced juices. Our ongoing success is down to our unwavering focus on product innovation, quality and responding to ever changing customer preferences.”Aldi’s Group Buying Director, John Curtin said: “We know that for our customers, Irish produced products are always their first choice. Mulrines share our passion for making the very best Irish products available to consumers at prices that can’t be beaten. We are looking forward to continuing to work with them to bring many new and exciting Irish fruit juices to our customers.”Aldi is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available in its stores. It is investing more than €500,000 in year two of its Grow with Aldi supplier development programme, which offers up-and-coming artisan Irish food and drink producers the chance to have their products listed in Aldi’s 137 stores.Aldi also recently increased its support for small Irish suppliers by reducing its payment terms to 14 days for suppliers that transact up to €300k annually with Aldi. Aldi will sell over €700 million worth of Irish goods this year, sourced from Irish producers, manufacturers and suppliers across the country. Boost for Donegal company as Aldi gives them €7M juice contract was last modified: March 5th, 2019 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:ALDIcontractjuiceMulrineslast_img read more

Competing Online: Are Small Businesses At A Disadvantage In Search Advertising?

center_img There are two common ways that businesses use search enginesto drive traffic to their websites: ”.) Spend time finding the right , stay tuned.] If you’re already spending money on paid search advertising, make sure you monitor your results closely.  If you are in a competitive industry, chances are, you’ve already seen an increase in the average price per click you are paying.  Make sure that the value you are getting from these clicks warrant the increased price. So, what does this mean for you?  Here’s what Ithink: Paid Advertising, usually through programs like Google’s AdWords Originally published Jan 15, 2007 12:35:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Start thinking harder about your brand.  Just because you’re small and focused on a niche market doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from having a brand that has credibility and authority in your market.  Often, a small, focused marketing investment in increasing the visibility of your brand can reap long-term benefits.  If you have a name that your potential clients recognize on the web, you’re more likely to get the click-through when you do show up on search pages. PPC search terms to focus on.  The best terms are those that have a combination of high search volume (i.e. lots of users are typing the term into search engines) and low competition from other businesses.  [We’re building a software tool to help identify some of these opportunities.  This will be like our very popularlast_img read more