GuySuCo reports fall in world market price for sugar

first_img… GAWU says projection inaccurateThe world market price for sugar has dropped significantly, with a range of US$250 to $275 per tonne which is in the vicinity of $12.5 cents per pound, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has said.However the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) hasGAWU President Komal Chanddebunked those claims saying the figures are inaccurate and does not represent a true picture of what prices on the world market are.GuySuCo on Wednesday claimed that as of June 28, 2017, the prices per pound of sugar were US$12.66. But President of GAWU Komal Chand told Guyana Times that international price is US$12.77, which if calculated by tonnage would result in a greater income.GuySuCo stated that it supplies annually 65,000 tonnes of bagged and packaged sugar to Caribbean and local markets. Another 12,000 tonnes of raw sugar is supplied to the North American market while the remainder which is also raw sugar, is sold on the European market. The supply to Europe for the second crop 2017 will total some 70,000 tonnes.The company also claimed that the current forecast is that there will be a surplus of sugar on the world market for the marketing year 2017/2018. In addition, from October 1, 2017, the European Union (EU) market will also see some radical changes since it is anticipated that significant additional amounts of beet sugar will be available for sale and this will compete directly with cane sugar.GuySuCo said this may result in reduced sugar prices in Europe. Due to the competition with beet producers, the price paid by the refiners for raw cane sugar (as supplied by GuySuCo) will be more in line with the world market price, which currently is trading at US$275 per tonne and the forecast is that it will not increase significantly in the near future. The price at the commencement of the year was US$396 per tonne.However, Chand told Guyana Times that based on the international market prices and reports from Czarnikow Group Limited, a company that provides sugar market services to sugar producers, consumers, and processors in the United Kingdom and internationally, this may not be true.The GAWU head said the company is responsible for analysing different sugar production areas in the world and they come up with projections. “They pointed out that the end of the sugar year which is in September; the production will be 177.8 tonnes which is an increase by 4.9 million tonnes,” he said.Consumption, on the other hand, will be 187.1 million tonnes and stocks which are kept at a certain level so as to deal with situations that may arise from natural disasters has been dwindling.“As of September this year, that stock is forecasted to be 30.8 million tonnes and it was 38 million tonnes last year. These numbers are telling you that the sugar prices will go up. So, where GuySuCo get this projection from that they will be there isn’t when you take into account the production, consumption and stock,” he asserted.However, GuySuCo maintained that the anticipated lower prices for the sugar sold will not assist the Corporation’s fragile financial position and poor liquidity will continue to pose a serious challenge in the upcoming second crop.Former President Donald Ramotar also gave his opinion on the matter, stating that fluctuating prices will occur but this does not have the potential to devastate the industry, especially if GuySuCo continues to work towards expanding its value added production.last_img read more

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Tottenham starlet leaves to join Peterborough in permanent deal

first_img Shaquile Coulthirst 1 Peterborough have signed striker Shaquile Coulthirst from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.Coulthirst has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year contract with the League One club after opting to join up with Posh boss Graham Westley.“The manager really demonstrated that he wanted me to sign for the football club and as a player if you feel wanted then it makes the decision easier,” the 21-year-old told the club’s official website.“Peterborough are a good side, they score lots of goals and I cannot wait to get started.“It is a tough decision to leave Tottenham because I have been there a really long time, but I feel it is the right time to make the move and I feel this is the right club to be at.”Coulthirst progressed through Tottenham’s academy and has had loan spells at Leyton Orient, Torquay, Southend, York and Wigan.Manager Westley added: “He is a sought after player, we are not the only club at the top of our league that have been after him so I am delighted that he has decided that we are the place he wants to join.“I think he wants to try and become the next Conor Washington, the next Craig Mackail-Smith, the next Britt Assombalonga and he has all the talent and attributes to fulfil that.”last_img read more

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INNOVATIVE NEW BUSINESS ‘THE CANDY BUFFET’ OPENS IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe Candy Buffet” is a new, locally owned business which offers Candy Buffet rental to those hosting wedding parties and various other events. The Stylish designs of these candy buffets, topped off with an array of mouth watering sweet choices will make sure that your event is that little extra bit special! The owner designed his first candy buffet to be displayed at a family member’s wedding function, and given the popularity it received, it was then apparent that this business would be a success.Market research and attention to detail has now resulted in the creation of three eye catching buffet designs.When ordering a candy buffet, our customers can also choose from three sweet packages which include the most popular varieties of treats!• Teeth • Strawberries• Strawberry BonBons• Blueberry BonBons• Flying Saucers• Fizzy Cherries• Jelly Snakes • Jelly Mix• Fruit Pops• Lovehearts• Black & Fruit Jacks These buffets are competitively priced and extremely affordable – starting at just €159 including free delivery/collection inside Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Sligo and Leitrim.Delivery costs vary for other regions.Feel free to browse our e-commerce site at http://www.candybuffet.eu and remember to like us below!www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.phpINNOVATIVE NEW BUSINESS ‘THE CANDY BUFFET’ OPENS IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesInnovativenewsThe Candy Buffetlast_img read more

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Whey to go: New kind of coffeehouse will open in Torrance

first_img“We saw a bag of coffee in her office and we said, `What’s this?”‘ recalled Andrew Genato, 43. “And she told us about the company and asked us if we wanted to be investors.” Genato liked the idea. So did his wife. The company opened its first store in June in West Hollywood. The Torrance coffeeshop, which the Genatos are licensing from the corporation, will be the second. Thirty-eight stores are “in line to open,” with eight to 10 planned for next year, said Mrs. Genato, also 43. Each store will require $300,000 to $500,000 to open, Genato said. The healthy concept is not new, said Bruce Milletto, who advises gourmet coffee retailers through his Portland, Ore.-based Bellissimo Coffee InfoGroup. Several years ago, an investment group in Oregon started a company to market nutrient-rich coffee. But the effort failed, possibly because the investors, who were lawyers, did not have experience in the food industry, Milletto said. “It seemed to me at the time that it could be a very plausible idea,” Milletto said. Most gourmet coffee drinkers are “fairly” health conscious, highly educated and with disposable income, Milletto said. “People do a lot of different things to coffee,” Milletto said. “A lot of independents right now are basically looking for specific niches, and this could be a good one. I don’t know.” While the Healthy Bean headquarters is in Los Angeles, company President Ray Basa is developing new coffee flavors as well as a line of “healthy” teas and “healthier” baked goods from a Downey warehouse. The teas and baked goods will be introduced in about a month, Basa said. Basa also is developing Healthy Bean bottled water fortified with nutrients. “We’re basically a coffee company, but we’re coming out with a lot of products, not just coffee,” said Basa, who spent most of his career in food technology, developing nutritional supplements. Basa and his main partner Violeta Cristobal founded the company in 2003. Genato, who runs care homes for the elderly, will act as manager of the Torrance store for the first few months. He wants to be there to get all the kinks out of the system as the store begins operations. The Genatos said that they chose their Torrance location because there are no other coffee retailers within walking distance. But other Healthy Beans may be closer to the competition. That does not seem to bother Genato. “We want to go against Starbucks,” he said. muhammed.el-hasan@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe Healthy Bean will have its soft opening this week, offering coffee infused with antioxidants and whey protein. “As a medical doctor, this all made sense to me,” said Sharon Genato, a local internist and half of the husband-wife team behind the Torrance store on Hawthorne Boulevard near Lomita Boulevard. The Torrance opening may serve as a prelude to another Healthy Bean planned for Redondo Beach or Manhattan Beach possibly next year. The Genatos hope the concept will draw health-conscious coffee lovers in an already crowded industry dominated by Starbucks and other large chains. A year ago, the Torrance couple learned about Healthy Bean during a visit to their accountant, who served as the company’s chief financial officer. A wall covered with green bamboo awaits a trickle-down fountain to be installed just inside the front entrance. Abstract paintings are going up on vermilion walls. An empty glass case will soon boast baked goods. And as early as Wednesday, the aroma of hot coffee will waft out of Torrance’s newest coffeehouse. last_img
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DONEGAL CHILDCARE WORKERS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD AT DAIL EIREANN

first_imgACP Rally supported by Deputy Charlie McConalogueA delegation of almost 100 Donegal early childhood educators and service providers joined over 2,500 of their colleagues for a national rally outside Dáil Éireann yesterday organised by the Association of Childcare Professionals.The rally was organised to highlight the lack of investment and poor working conditions for those employed in the early childhood education sector.At present, the Donegal early childhood 800 strong workforce are angry that although many of the workforce are qualified to degree level and with many years of experience, they earn as little as €18,000 per annum. This is set against a backdrop of continually being asked to upskill whilst existing on low pay.Avril McMonagle, Manager of Donegal County Childcare says that this not a new problem and has been effectively ignored for years so it is not surprising that the sector has finally said – no more.“What seems to have caused the revolt now is that the early childhood workforce has faced ever increasing expectations in terms of training, regulations and compliance whilst this has not been matched with an increase in pay or any improvement in working conditions.”Members of the Donegal Early Childhood Delegation in Dublin.One of the major drivers for discontent from the workforce is the conditions around providing the free pre-school year, which gives 15 hours’ care and education a week for 38 weeks to 2,300 three- and four-year-olds across Donegal. The State only pays early childhood services for 15 hours of direct contact with children and the necessary time staff need for administration surrounding the role is unpaid.However, as a requirement of regulations and to meet compliance, time for programme planning, observation and assessment, staff and parent meetings is necessary but go largely unpaid.The pattern for years has been that the sector continually loses staff trained to graduate level as the sector is unappealing in terms of status, value and pay. Qualified personnel are constantly leaving the sector due to lack of professional pathways and equitable pay meaning that it is very difficult to build up a professional, experienced workforce which we need so badly to increase quality provision of early childhood care and education.Avril added that multi dimensional reform to child and family policy is urgently required to tackle a variety of issues that stem from lack of significant investment in early childhood services.“Interconnecting policies such as extended parental leave and tax relief to address costs for working parents, increased capitation rates for child places to make childcare services more sustainable and the implementation of the workforce development plan with a nationally agreed pay scale and working conditions to incentivise staff would both raise quality standards and afford parental choice.” St Johnston Community ChildcareDONEGAL CHILDCARE WORKERS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD AT DAIL EIREANN was last modified: February 18th, 2015 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:Dail EireannDonegal Childcare Committeeprotestlast_img read more

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Dem hopefuls say their prayers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Later he appeared at a rally in San Francisco with California’s two U.S. senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, who urged Democrats to ignore the attack ads on television. “It’s so hard out there because the negative spots depress turnout,” Feinstein said. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson predicted Friday that just 38 percent of registered voters would cast ballots on Tuesday. Even those who intend to vote are holding their noses. A quarter have told pollsters they have yet to make up their minds, the highest percentage this late in an election in six decades of polling, according to Mark Baldassare of the Field Poll. “I caught the drift of it early on and I said, `Oh, jeez, keep me out of this,”‘ said Billy Mernit, a writer in his 50s from Venice, expressing dismay at the nasty television ads. The Democratic candidates for governor went to church on Sunday and prayed for victory, as well they might in a race that is neck-and-neck heading into Tuesday’s primary. Westly, who made his fortune at eBay, and Angelides, a wealthy former developer, have been battering each other with nasty television ads for several weeks. Analysts say voters may respond to the negativity campaign by not voting. Westly, the state controller, appeared with Rep. Diane Watson, D-Los Angeles, at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, which he joined three months ago. He used his moment at the pulpit to quote the Bible and urge people to the polls. Angelides, the state treasurer, attended morning services at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco with Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland. He said he plans to vote, but thinks the Democrats’ infighting has only helped Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who will face the Democratic winner in November. Unions that have endorsed Angelides say they are going to turn out to vote, but likely won’t match the enthusiasm of last year’s special elections, when unions turned out enough angry voters to defeat every initiative in the special election called by Schwarzenegger. Barbara Kerr, the head of the California Teachers Association, said her 335,000 members would be working for Angelides, whom they support because he has promised to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy to fund education. “This is an important election for us,” she said. “We really believe Phil is our candidate.” Westly, who has little union get-out-the-vote muscle behind his campaign, put out close to 2 million automated phone calls urging voters to go online and watch a short video of him speaking. In the final days of the race, both candidates have spent money on ads that burnish their own images without running down their opponents. Westly put up a new spot on Sunday touting his campaign and replacing his hit against Angelides for supposedly dumping dredged spoils into Lake Tahoe. Westly has never proved Angelides knew it was happening. Angelides is running his honor roll of endorsements from high-ranking Democrats, interest groups and the state party. But that was not enough to sway Deborah Lee, 48, a financial adviser from Sherman Oaks. She laughed at an earlier ad from Angelides blaming Westly for going negative first and then going on the attack himself. “If you don’t want to do it, don’t do it,” she said. “I don’t know whether to believe any of them.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Saunders unable to take the fifth

first_imgSEATTLE — The Angels hoped Joe Saunders would be the answer for filling the fifth spot in the starting rotation with left-hander Jarrod Washburn on the shelf with forearm tendinitis. That answer turned out to be incorrect as Saunders was rocked by the Seattle Mariners for six runs in just two innings on Wednesday, which helped put the Angels in a 6-0 hole before the sun could even break through the morning cloud cover. If the Angels skip the fifth spot and ace Bartolo Colon remains on his normal four days’ rest, he’ll pitch Tuesday against Texas. But that would also put him in line to miss the following critical four-game series against Oakland. “There’s a lot between now and that Oakland series, but if we have to juggle, we’ll get him in that series somewhere,” Scioscia said. Colon is scheduled to pitch today against Detroit when he can become the first Angel since Nolan Ryan in 1974 to win 20 games. Colon won a combined 20 games during stops in Cleveland and Montreal in 2002. – The Angels were also the beneficiaries of the Seattle rotation. Despite playing the Mariners nine times in three different three-game series over the past month, the Angels never had to face 19-year-old rookie phenom Felix Hernandez. Hernandez is 3-3 with a 2.33 ERA in eight starts this season. He has struck out 55 batters in 58 innings and is allowing opponents a .187 batting average. “We’re going to have to face him (eventually), we don’t look at it as catching a break,” Scioscia said. “There’s no denying he’s a special pitcher, but the last couple nights (Joel) Pineiro and (Ryan) Franklin have pitched as well as anyone.” — Keven Chavez can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at keven.chavez@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The search for the answer will continue as Angels manager Mike Scioscia suggested Washburn’s injury isn’t likely to be a quick fix. “(Washburn) is feeling better but it could be more than one start (missed),” Scioscia said. “He’ll pitch when he’s at a level that he can go out there and compete and not be at risk.” The other possibility for Wednesday’s start was Kelvim Escobar, but Scioscia elected to keep him in the bullpen. That didn’t work out either as Escobar was touched up for four hits and two runs in two innings of relief. “On the mound we weren’t very good today,” Scioscia said. “It obviously wasn’t what we anticipated.” – The Angels might take advantage of Monday’s off-day to either skip the fifth spot or juggle the rotation entirely. center_img It certainly wasn’t for lack of strength. Saunders hadn’t pitched since Sept. 1 with Triple-A Salt Lake. “My arm felt good, probably too good,” the 24-year-old rookie said. “I just didn’t have the stuff today. Two weeks off and I didn’t have the command.” last_img read more

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100KM/HR WINDS ON THE WAY IN NEW MET EIREANN WEATHER WARNING

first_imgMET EIREANN has issued a Yellow Alert weather warning for Donegal this evening.Winds with gusts of up to 100km/hr will pound the county, says the forecaster.There is a wind warning for all 26 counties. “South to southeast winds will reach mean speeds 45 to 65 km/hr, gusts to 80 or 90 km/hr this (Monday) afternoon and evening in exposed regions,” said Met Eireann“Tonight southerly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/hr, gusts 90 to 100 km/hr, highest values in exposed coastal regions.”The warning will continue until 7pm tomorrow evening.STATUS YELLOW Wind Warning for Munster, Leinster, Connacht, Donegal, Monaghan and CavanSouth to Southeast winds will reach mean speeds 45 to 65 km/hr, gusts to 80 or 90 km/hr this afternoon and evening in exposed regions.Tonight and on Tuesday: Southerly winds veering Westerly will reach mean speeds 50 to 65 km/hr, gusts 90 to 100 km/hr, highest values in exposed coastal regions.Issued:Monday 24 February 2014 06:00Valid:Monday 24 February 2014 12:00 to Tuesday 25 February 2014 19:00 STATUS YELLOW – Weather Alert – Be AwareThe concept behind YELLOW level weather alerts is to notify those who are at risk because of their location and/or activity, and to allow them to take preventative action. It is implicit that YELLOW level weather alerts are for weather conditions that do not pose an immediate threat to the general population, but only to those exposed to risk by nature of their location and/or activity.100KM/HR WINDS ON THE WAY IN NEW MET EIREANN WEATHER WARNING was last modified: February 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalweather warninglast_img read more

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DONEGAL SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP TO CLIMB ERRIGAL ON NEW YEAR’S DAY

first_imgTHE Donegal Branch of the Living Links suicide support group will host a charity New Year’s Day climb of Errigal.ErrigalThe charity, whose patron is GAA pundit Martin McHugh, provides a listening/support service is free of charge to anyone in the community who have in any way been affected by suicide.Registration is open from 10 am, and climbing will be starting from the car park at 11 am. Good footwear and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. DONEGAL SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP TO CLIMB ERRIGAL ON NEW YEAR’S DAY was last modified: December 24th, 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:climbdonegalErrigalliving linksSUICIDE SUPPORTlast_img read more

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Targeted weed control improves irrigated farm land

first_imgThe RotoWiper, a revolutionary rotary wiper herbicide applicator, is available for rent to local landowners and land managers to help control weeds in and around Tehama County.The Resource Conservation District of Tehama County has made this tool available to the public for the last five years and encourages its use now and throughout the summer before undesirable pesky weeds carpet pasture and rangelands.Weeds take in moisture and trace elements from the soil that challenge the productivity …last_img

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