Following the signing of an Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation in 2018 between the Government of Guyana and the Government of the People’s Republic of China, a number of technical employees in the country’s agricultural sector on Saturday last commenced training in the area of planting technology, a course offered under the said agreement.Representatives of the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI); the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDG); the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the University of Guyana, at the opening ceremonySpecialised lecturers in the field of cassava and vegetables, sugar and rice have arrived from the foreign country to offer their expertise to the technical employees attached to organisations including the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the University of GuyanaThe four-week course is being offered by the Ministry of Commerce, China, through the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (in Guyana) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture.In addressing the opening ceremony on Monday at the Guyana School of Agriculture, Chief Executive Officer of NAREI, Dr Oudho Homenauth explained that discussions on the course started more than a year ago between representatives of the two countries.“This exercise started more than a year ago where we would have had intense discussion between representatives from China and our personnel here before this course was finalised,” he said.The CEO further pointed out that rice and sugar were selected because these are the two main commodities produced in Guyana while cassava was chosen because it is a major source of food security, especially in the hinterland communities.“China is offering the course on cassava because the country is ranked among the top 10 countries in the world in respect to cassava production. They produce approximately five million tons of cassava annually and cultivate 300,000 hectares,” NAREI’s CEO explained.On this note, Homenauth urged the staff to pay keen attention since this course can provide new information in cassava production, pro-harvesting and industrial processing.Meanwhile, a representative from the Ministry of Commerce, Hanming Hu stated that his country has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Guyana for a long time and has offered support in the health, educational and agricultural sectors.In 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on the training course presently being offered. Later this year, another course will be offered in the field of soil and gas development.At the end of the current course, participants are expected to transfer the knowledge learnt to end users such as farmers since agriculture is among the main income givers within the country.
Game one will take place Thursday, October 25, when the Huskies tango with the Sexsmith Vipers, for the teams’ first meeting of the season.Thursday’s game is a significant one for the Huskies, as not only can the Huskies catch fifth place Sexsmith (3-5-0-0) in the standings with a win, but it’s also Fort St. John’s Pink at the Rink campaign, raising money in support of breast cancer research.A donation box will be set up at Thursday’s game, as the Huskies organization will try to raise as much money as they can for breast cancer research. To show their support, the Huskies will also be wearing some form of pink within their uniforms.- Advertisement -There won’t be much time for the team to rest, as they will get right back on the ice Friday, hosting the Fairview Flyers, a team they have lost two twice this year, as they were swept by the Flyers in a pre-season home-and-home series.Fairview enters Friday’s game sitting in last place in the NWJHL standings with a record of 1-6-0-0, but can overtake both Fort St. John and Beaverlodge with a Friday road win.The Huskies will have Saturday to rest their paws, then it’s right back to the grind for a Sunday afternoon game in Fort St. John, when the team welcomes the Slave Lake Wolves to the North Peace Arena.Advertisement Slave Lake currently sits tied for second place in the league standings, boasting a record of 4-3-0-0 with eight points, sharing that second place ranking with both Peace River and Dawson Creek.It’s a big week in the standings for Fort St. John with a possible six points on the line, which could really help the team in climbing the NWJHL rankings.Thursday and Friday’s games will begin at 8 p.m. while the rare Sunday afternoon game will commence at 2 p.m. All three games will be held at the North Peace Arena.
The Braves (2-2) managed only a field goal in a nonleague loss to Valencia (4-0) on the road. La Mirada 50, Norwalk 14 The visiting Matadores capitalized on mistakes and beat the Lancers in the Suburban League opener at Excelsior Memorial Stadium. In the first quarter, the Matadores jumped to a 16-0 lead on Brandon Stein’s 3-yard scoring run, a safety and Zach Coelho’s touchdown on a fumble recovery. — Bob Daily Paramount 26, Verbum Dei 14 Senior running back Gaston Wilson ran for 171 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns as Paramount improved to 3-1 with a win over the visiting Eagles (2-2) in nonleague action. Rolando Upshaw had 126 yards on 12 carries. Millikan 19, Jordan 9 Zach Sullivan scored on a 25-yard pass from Santos Gonzalez in the third quarter to help seal the win as the Rams (2-2, 1-0) defeated the visiting Panthers (2-2, 0-1) in the Moore League opener for both schools. “It was a really exciting game,” Millikan coach Kirk Diego said. “We had some guys that really stepped up and our defense was tremendous tonight. I certainly hope we can build off this win but of course, we go up against Poly next week and they’re monsters.” Garfield 26, South Gate 21 Senior quarterback Daniel Kozasky threw touchdown passes to Manuel Rosales and Deandre Carter, but was tackled on the 1-yard line to end the game as the Rams (1-3-1, 0-1) fell short of victory in the Eastern League opener at Garfield (3-2, 1-0). Valley Christian 41, Montclair Prep 14 The combination of Steven Kruid and Shea Struiksma put on quite a show for the visiting Crusaders, as they connected for four scores as Valley Christian (3-1) scored in every quarter in a route. While Kruid, a senior, threw for 148 yards and five touchdowns (with six passes going to the junior Struiksma for 103 yards), senior Jason Chang racked up 113 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Bellflower 58, Cerritos 13 The Buccaneers exploded for 27 points in the third quarter and never looked back at home against the Dons. Senior running back Jeremy Avery carried the ball 19 times for 219 yard and two touchdowns (runs of 34 and 27), junior quarterback Reggie Williams completed 7 of 10 for 106 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran one in on a 17-yard keeper. Josh Thompson caught a 17-yard TD pass. San Pedro 28, Locke 21 Trailing 21-0 in the second quarter after Locke (2-2) returned a fumble for a score following a sack of San Pedro quarterback Jason Garneau, the Pirates (2-2) came all the way back thanks to three touchdown runs from senior fullback Devin Carter. Carter carried the ball 21 times for 86 yards and scored the game-winner with 4:40 remaining as San Pedro halted a two-game skid. Leuzinger 20, Carson 13 With only four of 22 starters returning from last season’s playoff team, the Colts made the wrong kind of history Friday, beginning their season 0-4 for the first time since 1965. Trailing 20-0 after three quarters, senior Derek Reed caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Lewis, who also scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak to begin a comeback. But when the Colts’ defense forced Leuzinger into a fourth-and-4 situation with less than two minutes remaining, a Carson linebacker jumped offsides and the penalty gave the Olympians the first down, enabling them to run out the clock. Huntington Park 41, Daniel Murphy 0 Senior quarterback Jonathan Ortiz completed 5-of-11 passes for 111 yards and threw three touchdown passes in the first half as the Spartans went on to record a lopsided victory at home. Bell 41, South East 3 The Eagles (2-2, 1-0) gave the new kids on the block a real welcome to the Eastern League. Senior tailback Johnny Villaverde carried the ball 13 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns and senior quarterback David Cordova completed 11-of-14 passes for 185 yards, including two touchdowns to junior wide receivers Greggory Mead and Chris Iniquez. On the defensive side, Rafael Munoz had five solo tackles and five assists for Bell. Downey 36, Cypress 17 Junior quarterback Keith Shetler carried the ball nine times for 70 yards and scored two touchdowns, and junior running back Darren Tubbs had 11 carries for 84 yards and touchdown as the Vikings (3-1) won at home. Junior receiver Willie Bobbitt scored on 60-yard pass from senior quarterback Kyle Diaz. Calvary Chapel Downey 35, Capistrano Valley Christian 0 After watching the defense dominate the first half, the Grizzlies’ offense and special teams did their part in the second half, leading Calvary Chapel Downey (1-3) to a blowout on the road. Senior Michael Nuno ran for 171 yards and two TDs and Silvino Sanchez had 126 yards and a score. Joey Salamanca added a 47-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! St. Paul 22, Banning 0 The Swordsmen dominated and cruised to a shutout victory over the visiting Pilots. St. Paul running back Nicolas Grigsby led the way with 233 yards on 16 carries and scored on runs of 86 and 18 yards. — Rudy J. Ramos Valencia 30, St. John Bosco 3 Wide receiver Donte Moss and tight end John Piraino, both seniors, each caught a pair of touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Austin Muhleka, who completed 6-of-11 attempts for 111 yards and four scores, and also kicked six PATs. Strong safety John Carcamo had 14 tackles and an interception for St. Anthony. If there is a patron saint of dominating football games, the St. Anthony High football team (4-0) has been under that wing the last three weeks. Senior running back Sidney Gonzalez ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the Saints to their third consecutive double-digit nonleague victory, this time against the visiting Fighting Frogs of Ribet Academy, 49-6.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week WHITTIER — Whittier Police Department officers arrested a suspected neighborhood prowler after he was caught allegedly peering into hotel windows. The man, identified by police as Victor Casas, 30, a transient whose last known address is Whittier. He was arrested at 3:55 a.m. Friday, after allegedly entering a garage. He was discovered by the resident, said officer Alan dela Pena. Detectives believe the suspect was involved in a previous call at the Vagabond Hotel, where someone was looking into room windows, dela Pena said. Casas was booked on suspicion of residential burglary, dela Pena said. Halloweenfest slated Monday in La Mirada LA MIRADA The city will hold its annual Halloweenfest from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the city’s gymnasium, 15105 Alicante Road. Pumpkin and costume contests will be held at 6:30 p.m. Also included will be games, a moon bounce, photo booth, arts and crafts and snacks. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Vendors sought for Santa’s Workshop LA MIRADA — The city of La Mirada is seeking vendors to participate in the annual Santa’s Workshop Arts & Crafts Boutique, to be held at 9 a.m. Dec. 3 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Vendors are needed to sell handmade or hand-decorated items such as home and holiday decorations, wood crafts, dolls and toys, and stocking stuffers. The fee for a vendor space is $32. La Mirada food vendor spaces are free of charge. Registration ends Nov. 21 or when spaces are filled. For more information, call (562) 902-3160 or visit www.cityoflamirada.org. Forest Service tour set for Saturday ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — The U.S. Forest Service’s monthly naturalist-led tour at 9 a.m. Saturday will explore areas of natural disasters in the local mountains and foothills, including fires, floods and landslides. The tour will visit areas of the Curve and Williams fires, ancient landslide areas, the San Gabriel Fault Zone and how they have affected the forest and our surrounding communities. Visitors will learn about the 1929 Forks Dam Fiasco. A slide presentation on the Curve and Williams fires will be shown, as well as a short video of the 1938 flood of the San Gabriel Canyon. There will also be a discussion on how to be prepared for natural disasters. The tour is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants are to meet at the San Gabriel Canyon Environmental Education Center, 0.7 miles PAST the East Fork Bridge on Highway 39 above the city of Azusa. Cost is $5 per person. Good Scouts to be honored Nov. 10 WHITTIER –WHITTIER – The Good Scouts of the Year Awards will be presented to Dr. Ron Crowell and his wife, Susan, of Santa Fe Springs and Whittier Daily News Editor Bill Bell at the annual fundraising event hosted by the Rio Hondo District of the Boy Scouts of America on Nov. 10 at Whittier’s Radisson Hotel, 7320 Greenleaf Ave. A gathering reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m., said Joe Corey, this year’s co-chairman, along with Santa Fe Springs City Councilwoman Petty Putnam. Tickets range from $125 per person and various tables of 10 for $1,250 to $1,750 and program book ads from $50 to $1,000. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA — Authorities Monday still had not identified the remains of a woman found Sept. 30 in trash bags on Lexington-Gallatin Road in Pico Rivera. A torso found in a trash bin in Los Angeles a few days later is believed to be from the same victim. Coroner’s officials have been working on identifying the remains since they were discovered, but the victim remained listed Monday as a Jane Doe, officials said. Suspected prowler caught in Whittier
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It has been barely even 24 hours since Stephen Curry has returned to his hometown. Just like he does with countless 3-pointers, Curry does not need much time to find some joy.He ate at his favorite spot, Bojangles, a local fast food joint that pleases Curry’s tastebuds with its fried chicken and biscuits. Curry talked with Davidson players through Facetime. And he brain stormed some ideas about the 3-point contest on Saturday.Not only will Curry compete against his brother, …