Tweet 7 Views no discussions Share Share Banana plant infected with black sigatoka. Image via: ipm.iastate.eduAgriculture Minister Matthew Walter says government is continuing to take steps to prevent the Black Sigatoka, leaf spot disease from entering the country.The agriculture minister told parliament today that if preventative measures are not taken it could cost a significant amount of money to control. “We in Dominica need to take into consideration the financial situation globally and the monies that we would be using to control and manage Black Sigatoka can be used otherwise. This is why it is imperative. The people of Dominica need to understand the seriousness of that threat,” he said.He said persons travelling to countries where Black Sigatoka is present, must take the necessary step to sanitize themselves before they come back to Dominica.“The disease is airborne. It can be caught by your clothes and then we can see the infestation of this which we do not want to welcome here at all,” he said.Meantime Walter said government continues to invest heavily into the agriculture sector.“We have always given agriculture priority. We realize the significance of agriculture and Dominica has always been the country that provides the rest of the region with food,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Government is continuing to take steps to prevent the Black Sigatoka by: – October 27, 2011
Ex Black Stars goalkeeper Sammy Adjei has revealed to Asempa Sports that he never planned to retire from the senior national team as reported in 2008.The 32-year old goalkeeper of Accra Hearts Of Oak made these Revelations on Asempa sports heroes program over the weekend and described it as an ordeal.Ex Black Stars goalkeeper Sammy Adjei has revealed to Asempa Sports that he had never planned to retire from the senior national team as reported in 2008.Adjei who had stints in the Israeli league with FC Ashdod before the 2008 Africa cup of nations in Ghana said that he had never wanted to retire from the national team but was forced to retire by his club because he decided to leave the club to come and play for Ghana in the 2008 Nations cup.In addition he reiterated his resignation letter to quit the Black Stars was written by FC Ashdod and not him because they had warned him to stay and play for them but he refused and came to Ghana for the tournament.He explained that he was given conditions to stay and play for the club or else he would lose his starting place in the team after the Nations cup tournament. The club authorities lured him made to sign a letter to show that he was going for the Nations cup but he later realized it was a resignation letter.The veteran goalkeeper expressed his disappointment in the Ghana Football Association(GFA) saying that most of the officials there including the then GFA vice president Fred Pappoe knew about the issue but never tried to defend him when the news broke.On the flip side goalkeeper Sammy Adjei said he was hoping to get back to his best since he still has a lot to offer.He played for Club Africain of Tunisia in 2004 and was part of the Accra Hearts of Oak team that conquered Africa in 2000 and the Black stars team that went to the 1st ever World cup in Germany in 2006.Sammy Adjei also promised he may not join any team if Hearts of Oak rejects him as its been speculated.
Donegal’s Great Outdoors By Iain MillerThe Hidden GemsMy name is Iain Miller and I am a Mountain Instructor living, working and playing in County Donegal. Over the last ten years I have explored every corner of the county from the great storm beach of Glenlough Bay to the blow holes of Umphin Island. Over the coming months I will take you to places in Donegal where few people know exist and even fewer people have ever been. I have made the first ascents of over 60 of Donegal’s previously unclimbed sea stacks and over a 1000 new rock climbs in both Scotland and Ireland, I’ve visited every mountain peak in the county both guiding international visitors and teaching trainee Mountain Leaders navigation and am currently writing a guidebook to the enormous amount of rock climbing locations in Donegal.For the last three years I have been running http://www.uniqueascent.ie/, a mountain training and guiding company with a very simple ethos, “Every ascent is unique to you” I will take you to places where fewer people have ever stood than have stood moon.The County of Donegal is blessed with the amount and quality of its natural and unspoilt scenery, with miles of empty sandy beaches, an archipelago of beautiful islands off its western coast, spectacular sea cliff scenery and many many miles of uninhabited and rarely frequented open uplands.But where Donegal’s true blessing is found is high in its mountain ranges. With more climbable rock than the rest of Ireland combined boasting two major Irish mountain ranges, over a thousand kilometres of coastline, one hundred sea stacks and many diverse climbing and walking locations from the mudstone roofs at Muckross in the South West of the county to the Granite slabs of Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point. Donegal currently plays host to a lifetime’s worth of world class rock climbing and hill walking in some of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in Ireland. The scope for your personal exploration and the opportunity to discover solitude in the county’s little known places is unlimited, as there is an unexplored adventure waiting through every mountain pass and around every remote coastal headland. Some of the places we will visit over the coming months are as diverse in their nature as they are unique and beautiful.We will visit the lake under the lake on Owey Island, the summit of the Tormore Ridge on Tory Island, the Land of the Giants in Glenlough Bay, The Sturrall Headland, the ice falls of Muckish and the Derryveagh Mountains. These are but a few of what the great outdoors of Donegal has to offer everyone from the casual walker to the hardened mountaineer.Play my videos above – and enjoySlieve Snaght from Errigal SlievetooeyThe view from the summit of the Sturrall HeadlandNEW COLUMN: IAIN MILLER’S GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS – THE HIDDEN GEMS was last modified: October 11th, 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:climbingdonegalGreat OutdoorsIain Milleruniqueascent.iewalking