12 Jan

Training recommended for sandpit operators

first_imgSandpit operators could, for the first time ever, receive formal training in regard to setting up safe operations and calculating quantities of material extracted, among other things.This training would come from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) as part of reforming quarrying operations.Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, has said she would be speaking with the GGMC Commissioner to facilitate the training.This training was among the issues discussed on Tuesday at the Ministry of Natural Resources’ Duke Street offices between the minister, sandpit operators, holders of licences, and officials of the GGMC.“I’m going to recommend that when we go on site at these pits, the [GGMC] officers talk to the persons on the ground, (explaining) what we are measuring and doing; so, even practically, on the ground, they can start to have some training in that regard,” Minister Broomes is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The meeting is a follow-up to visits the minister made to sandpits along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. She is leading efforts to ensure greater compliance with professional standards in the quarrying sector, and is also seeking to have paid all outstanding royalties which are owed to the GGMC.The GGMC is mulling reintroducing a monthly payment system, according to Acting Mines Manager Krishna Ramdass.Ramdass explained that the GGMC sold payment books to operators, “and they would use slips… What that really did was to, at the end of the month, redeem that book to GGMC and pay off that royalty”.Many of the quarry operators the minister met with agreed to work with the Natural Resources Ministry (MNRE) to ensure greater compliance with regulations in their operations. There is also a proposal for the MNRE and GGMC to meet with operators on a regular basis.Inspections done to sand and loam pits are to gather a “comprehensive overlook” of the sector as part of efforts towards ensuring the GGMC is better equipped to monitor, enforce, and recover costs in the quarrying sector, it was explained.last_img read more

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27 Dec


first_imgFour Masters GAA NotesWell done: Huge well done to the Seniors who beat Glenswilly on Sun 8th June last with a convincing 10 point win. Hard luck to Reserves in losing their first game of the league campaign to Glenswilly. Condolences: The Club would like to offer sincere condolences and express our sympathy to the Hannigan Family on the recent death of Rosaleen and also to the Meehan family on the recent death of Tommy.Both families have a long association with the Club. May they both rest in peace.Virtual Sod: The Club officially launched a new fundraiser initiative ‘Sponsor a virtual sod’ on Friday 6th June 2014 in Public Service Centre.The club wishes to thank everyone who attended and supported this initiative. Sponsor a Virtual Sod is available on a new link on our website www.fourmastersgaa.com or contact any club officer about details.Please support this initiative if you can.Lotto: There was no jackpot winner this week in the weekly lotto. The two lucky dip winners were, Eugene Gallon, Eurosaver and Harry Stewart, St Joseph’s Terrace. Both receive €50 each.The numbers drawn were 7, 14, 17 and 24. Next weeks jackpot sits at €2500.Kavanagh’s Supervalu Kits for Clubs: The Club is calling on all our members and supporters across our community that when shopping in Supervalu could you please support this new initiative. Every time you spend €20 in a single transaction in Kavanagh’s SuperValu Donegal Town, you will receive 1 voucher.The till operator will hand you the pre-printed voucher along with your till receipt at time of payment.Drop this voucher into the Four Masters GAA Club entry box located at the customer service desk in store.If you would like any additional information on this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the Club Officers or committee members. Under 12 Ladies football: Four Masters Ladies Under 12 squad travelled to Ballyshannon on Sat 7th June for an U12 blitz.8 teams attended altogether. The squad was split into two teams.The Senior team won their 3 matches against Aodh Ruadh, St Nauls and Killybegs with some excellent individual displays as well as great team work.The Junior team won 1 out of their 3 games against St Nauls, Aodh Ruadh and Bundoran. They performed well in all the games and after the nervousness of the first game they settled down and played some dazzling football with even some of our backs scoring a goal.Thanks to Aodh Ruadh who put on a great spread of food for everyone, all the girls enjoyed the outing and are looking forward to further blitzes in coming weeks.Four Masters will host their own blitz on Sat 5th July at 1pm.Under 10 boys: The clubs under10 boys travelled to Ardara last Thursday evening for a blitz with the host club and Glenties.Each club had two teams playing on the night. Both our teams gave a great account of themselves in what was a very entertaining evenings football.Well done to all the boys concerned and a big thank you to Ardara and to the parents who helped with transport and supported our lads on the night.We have two blitzes coming up in the next two weeks on Saturdays the 14th and the 21st of June at 11am.Both are on at Tir Conaill Park. Also the Kevin Faulkner memorial will be held on Wednesdays the 18th and 25th of June from 6 till 8 pm.This is an in house competition for our under 10 boys and girls and is always very entertaining culminating in the final on Wednesday 25th June.Birth in the family: Congratulations to our two senior players Barry Dunnion and Nicola Lacey on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter.Under 12 Footballers: Well done to a number of our Under 12 squad who competed very successfully in the Schools competition. Representing the Town school, they got to the County Final and were unlucky to lose out by 2 points to Kilmacrennan.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LAUNCH SPONSOR A ‘VIRTUAL SOD’ INITIATIVE was last modified: June 10th, 2014 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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