Warner’s record 100 brightens drawn Test

first_img WICKET TAKERS Bowling: Taylor 4-0-27-0, Holder 4-1-15-0, Roach 4-0-29-0, Warrican 15-1-62-2, C Brathwaite 7-0-23-0, K Brathwaite 4-0-20-0. Result: Match drawn. Series: Australia win three-match series 2-0. Man-of-the-Match: David Warner. Man-of-the-Series: Adam Voges. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: C Gaffaney, I Gould; TV – M Erasmus. SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Opener David Warner stroked the fastest ever Test hundred at the Sydney Cricket Ground as the rain-ravaged third and final Test against West Indies predictably ended in a draw yesterday. With the adverse weather having allowed just 68 deliveries on the second day and then forced the abandonment of the third and fourth days, the result of the game was never really in doubt, but Warner nonetheless put on a spectacle for the nearly 7,000 spectators who turned up. The left-hander blasted his way to three figures off a mere 82 balls en route to an unbeaten 122 as Australia raced to 176 for two off just 38 overs in their first innings. Fellow Australian Matthew Hayden previously held the record with an 84-ball hundred against Zimbabwe, 13 years ago. Warner put on a hundred for the first wicket with Joe Burns who scored 26, and a further 54 for the second wicket with Mitchell Marsh who got 21, while left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican picked up both wickets to fall for 62 runs. Denesh Ramdin had earlier converted his overnight 30 into 62 as West Indies, resuming on 248 for seven, were dismissed for 330. Warrican finished on 21 not out as West Indies passed 300 for the first time in the series. Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Hope), 2-104 (Bravo), 3-115 (Samuels), 4-131 (Blackwood), 5-158 (K Brathwaite), 6-159 (Holder), 7-246 (C Brathwaite), 8-296 (Ramdin), 9-300 (Roach), 10-330 (Taylor)center_img Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe (3-63) and off-spinner Nathan Lyon (3-120) picked up three wickets apiece while pacer James Pattinson ended with two for 76. The Aussies had offered West Indies the chance to make a game of it. They proposed declaring their first innings without a run on the board in response to West Indies’ overnight score of 248, allowing the visitors seven overs to make 121, and then attempting to chase down 370 off 70 overs for victory. However, captain Jason Holder rejected the offer, allowing the game to peter out into a tame affair. Adam Voges was adjudged Man of the Series for his 375 runs in two innings without being dismissed, while Warner copped the Man of the Match award for his record hundred. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES 1st innings (overnight 248 for seven) +D. Ramdin c Smith b O’Keefe 62 *J. Holder c Burns b O’Keefe 1 K. Roach c Burns b Lyon 15 J. Taylor c Lyon b O’Keefe 13 J. Warrican not out 21 Extras (b5, lb2, nb1) 8 TOTAL (all out, 112.1 overs) 330 Bowling: Hazlewood 18-5-49-1, Pattinson 18-3-76-2 (nb1), Lyon 46-12-120-3, Marsh 4-1-15-0, O’Keefe 26.1-7-63-3, AUSTRALIA 1st innings D. Warner not out 122 J. Burns c Roach b Warrican 26 M. Marsh c Blackwood b Warrican 21 +P. Nevill not out 7 TOTAL (2 wkts decl, 38 overs) 176 Did not bat: U Khawaja, *S Smith, A Voges, S O’Keefe, J Pattinson, J Hazlewood, N Lyon. Fall of wickets: 1-100 (Burns), 2-154 (Marsh)last_img read more

American Rogers in first ‘Slam’ last eight

first_imgPARIS (AP): When Shelby Rogers finished last season at No. 146, she set a rather modest goal for 2016 – boosting her ranking enough to gain direct entry into Grand Slam tournaments so she wouldn’t need to go through qualifying rounds. She managed to accomplish that for the French Open but barely. At No. 108, the 23-year-old American was the last player admitted to the field at the time of the rankings cut-off last month. Maybe it’s time to aim higher because just look at her now. By beating a seeded player at Roland Garros for the third time in a week, Rogers reached the first major quarter-final of her nascent career with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 25 Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania yesterday. In the last 30 years, only five women ranked lower than Rogers have made it to the quarter-finals at the French Open. “I keep reminding myself to play one point at a time and that this is just another tennis match. But that’s getting a little bit harder to do as the rounds get farther,” said the 23-year-old Rogers, who is from South Carolina. “I have nothing to lose. I have no pressure. It’s just been a great experience here, and I want to keep enjoying it and keep pushing myself,” Rogers said. “I’m definitely outside of my comfort zone already, and I keep telling myself you belong here, you belong here.” When it ended, Rogers dropped her racket and covered her face with both hands. Soon enough, she was crying, so much so that Rogers was handed a tissue by 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, who conducted the on-court interview afterwards; not that the emotional display was anything new for Rogers. “One-hundred per cent, tears all the time. Sad, happy, hungry, reading a book, watching a movie. They flow very easily,” she said through a wide smile at her news conference. “Those little puppy commercials: ‘Adopt a puppy’. No, change the channel. Can’t do it.” Only once before had Rogers even been as far as the third round at a major tournament, losing at that stage at last year’s US Open as a qualifier. Otherwise, of her nine previous Grand Slam appearances, six ended in the first round, the others in the second. Rogers’ next test comes against No. 4 Garbine Muguruza, the 2015 Wimbledon runner-up, who will be playing in her third consecutive quarter-final at Roland Garros after overwhelming 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4. Two other fourth-round matches were suspended because of rain – No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Tsvetana Pironkova, and No. 6 Simona Halep vs. 2011 US. Open champion Sam Stosur. Thanks to Rogers, the United States could have multiple French Open quarter-finalists for the first time since 2004. Three other American women play in the fourth round today – No. 1 Serena Williams, No. 9 Venus Williams and No. 15 Madison Keys. The last US, man in the draw, No. 15 John Isner, bowed out with a 7-6 (9), 6-4, 6-3 loss to No. 2 Andy Murray. Murray next faces No. 9 Richard Gasquet of France. Gasquet advanced to his first French Open quarter-final with a rain-interrupted 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory over No. 5 Kei Nishikori. Another quarter final will be defending champion Stan Wawrinka against 55th-ranked Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Wawrinka beat No. 22 Viktor Troicki 7-6 (5), 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-2, and Ramos-Vinolas surprised No. 8 Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.last_img read more

Driver who caused death of Army rank charged

first_img…granted $500,000 bailNavin Rampersaud of Schoonord, West Bank Demerara on Thursday appeared before Leonora Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool on the understated charges.(1): That on December 10, 2017 at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, he drove a motor vehicle recklessly, thereby causing the death of 22-year-old Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal Marvin Dodson of Cross Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown.(2): That on the same day and at the same location, he drove a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, thereby causing the death of Dodson.(3): That on the same day and at the same location, he failed to render assistance after an accident had occurred.The 31-year-old Rampersaud denied all the charges brought against him, and was placed on $500,000 bail. He will return to Court on January 8, 2018.RECAPThe accident in which Dodson lost his life occurred at about 03:10h on the day in question, while Dodson was among a group of partygoers who were milling outside of a popular bar/nightclub.Minibus BTT 8922 was reportedly proceeding in a southerly direction along the eastern carriageway of the West Bank Demerara public road allegedly at a fast pace when it slammed into Lance Corporal Dodson.Following the accident, the allegedly drunken driver had reportedly attempted to flee the scene, dragging the victim’s body along the roadway as he proceeded.Dodson was subsequently picked up and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where he was treated before being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) in light of the severity of his injuries. He succumbed to his injuries at the GPHC while in surgery.The driver of the speeding minibus had stopped a short distance away from the point of impact. As a result of what had transpired, he was allegedly assaulted by a group of angry persons who were present outside the nightclub at the time of the accident.Shortly after, he was whisked away by officers and transported to the WDRH for medical attention as well. He was later arrested and charged for the offence.last_img read more

Consultations on revision of 2006 Amerindian Act begins

first_imgThe Steering Committee for the Amerindian Act 2006 Revision has completed training of facilitators to enable a smooth process in making informed recommendations for the Amerindian Act 2006 revision that is currently taking place.This Steering Committee is comprised of representatives of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA), The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG), the Guyanese Organisation of Indigenous Peoples (GOIP), and the Amerindian Development Foundation (ADF).Facilitators at the conclusion of the training workshopThe last of a four part training workshop concluded on June 22, 2018 in Georgetown with a plan to ensure that as many Indigenous villages and communities as possible, especially those that operate as District Councils, are prepared to make recommendations in a systematic manner.The facilitators will assist the Village Councils and other residents to better understand the current Act as it relates to their concerns, and to document their recommendations for revision. These recommendations are expected to be submitted in written form to the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, which has officially commenced consultations.The Moruca Sub-Region District Council is meeting in the host village of Santa Rosa, Moruca, Region 1, from June 30 to July 2, 2018. The Upper Mazaruni District Council and the North Pakaraimas District Council are also expected to meet in early July. The communities of Region 2 are slated to have their revision meetings in the first week of July.last_img read more

“I don’t like vendors, I don’t like vending” – Mayor

first_imgCity Hall CoI hearing…market clerks seized $400,000 worth in goodsThe probe into City Hall’s operations continued on Friday at the Critchlow Labour College on Woolford Avenue, by means of a public hearing during which it was heard that Mayor Patricia Chase Green before taking the substantive post, made “not so good” comments about vendors and their trade.Mayor Patricia Chase GreenDesrey Dey, a vendor at Bourda Market, whose stall along with 21 others was demolished in September 2015, gave her testimony which included a statement that was made by Chase Green during an encounter.Under oath, she stated the vendors were told by Town Clerk Royston King that they would have to remove their stalls to make accommodation for works at the Bedford School which is located in close proximity to the market.Consequently, meetings were held but King did not show up which kept the vendors waiting at City Hall for hours.A few days later, he instructed that an excavator be taken to the market to shred the stands, causing major destruction.Dey noted that at that time, the machine pounded on the roofing support of the structure, demolishing the stands and all of the goods the vendors would have bought to sell for the Christmas season. It is estimated that she would have lost close to $300,000 in goods.Carol Carter during her testimony“He trashed everything that was in that stall and broke them up. They hit the stands from the top with the bucket [of the excavator] and all the glassware and so break up.”Furthermore, she was paying a weekly rent of $1400 with an additional cost of $300 on weekdays and $600 on weekends, even though it was her stall.The aftermath of the incident saw a ‘hostile’ Town Clerk whenever the affected vendors would arrive at the Council to sort out the matter.“He went on at a rate. I don’t know what happened that day but he was just ranting and raving like a mad bull… he was very aggressive.”She further stated that when the then Deputy Mayor was engaged, she said to the merchants, “I don’t like vendors and I don’t like vending.”Additionally, Vice President of the Guyana Market Vendors Union, Carol Carter, made her way to the stand as she testified to an incident at the Stabroek Market in 2016, where her goods valued at $400,000 were taken despite her being a registered stall owner.The Commission heard that revenue staffers of the Clerk of Markets’ Office stormed her business establishment in front of the market where they took sneakers, shoes and other footwear valued at over $400,000.“The stalls were covered, they raise up the tarpaulin that cover the stall and take away most of my goods from the stall. They take away most of my goods that I had displayed at the stall that I paid a rent for and up to now I didn’t get back anything,” explained Carter.Since then, the items haven’t been returned and Carter has suffered the losses and has managed to barely revive the family business.Testimonies were also made on another incident which involved the removal of her stall after it was recently rebuilt. According to the vendor, she had applied for a spot to operate and was granted permission in 2013.However, after the spot was regularised and her stall was built in 2016 at the cost of $145,032, the stall was removed and taken away by revenue staff the following day. Another loss was incurred as the stall was not returned to her.The Vice President of the Guyana Market Vendors Union is of the view that she is being victimised due to the fact that the Council does not recognise the Union.The Commission is expected to hear more from those who wish to submit their evidence along with Town Clerk Royston King and Mayor Patricia Chase Green.So far, it was heard that the Town Clerk rented a section of the Route 44 bus park and leased lands to a shipping company which was not owned by the Council but rather by the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited.The inquiry is expected to conclude on October 31, where the necessary recommendations will be submitted after all evidence is presented before the Commission.last_img read more

TIGI slams Govt for deliberate deception

first_imgUS$20M oil bonus…as Finance Minister maintains no bonus receivedTransparency and anti-corruption advocates are up in arms over revelations that Government had moved to open a secret account with the Bank of Guyana (BoG) to facilitate receipt of a signing bonus from ExxonMobil after claiming ignorance of this very bonus.According to the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI), the coalition, while on the Opposition benches, had been vociferous about the transparent management of state finances. Now that it has formed the Government, it is failing to show that it can accountably manage oil resources.The letter requesting the opening of a bank account for the US$20 million bonusThe TIGI on Friday lashed out at the Government for the way it had handled this bonus issue, saying that ever since Christopher Ram’s revelation that the coalition Government had extracted a signature bonus of US$20 million from ExxonMobil for the renegotiated contract, there has been a combination of avoiding the question, silence on the matter, and outright contradiction of the assertion by various officials.“Confirmation that a signing bonus was indeed negotiated and that the Bank of Guyana was asked to create an account to receive it is a shock to anti-corruption advocates and to Guyana as a whole”, TIGI has said.On September 26 last, Christopher Ram had questioned Minister Raphael Trotman’s signing of a new agreement with ExxonMobil. He followed this with the assertion that a signing bonus of US$20 million had been paid to the Government, and asserted that this was the real reason behind the renegotiated contract. By then, the Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, had been asked whether a signature bonus was paid, but he provided no direct answer. He, however, indicated that the new contract was not much different from the previous one.Finance Minister Winston JordanTIGI noted that Finance Minister Winston Jordan had also been asked about the signing bonus, and he had responded that there was “no agreement for any bonus”; and further, he had indicated the assertion was a “figment of the imagination.”“There is now proof that there was a signature bonus, and furthermore, that the Government had acted on it more than a year ago, before the recorded comments were made. On top of this discovery that a signing bonus was secured, there are the matters of how it has been, and is being, handled, and whether this explains the secrecy and falsehood in which it was shrouded,” the TIGI said on Friday.The APNU/AFC coalition Government, TIGI says, is therefore well aware of the law governing the Consolidated Fund, and about what moneys should be deposited there.“The move to set up a separate account to receive the signature bonus therefore appears as a move to avoid accountability. Was the idea to use this new account to initiate a Sovereign Wealth Fund? If so, can we expect that the appropriate legislation will follow?”  TIGI has asked.According to TIGI, not only has the Government failed to hanle with transparency matters related to oil, it appears to have deliberately engaged in deception in relation to the signature bonus.“We don’t care”Meanwhile, Finance Minister Winston Jordan was nonchalant about the leaked correspondence. During his contribution to the 2018 budget debates on Friday, Jordan in fact said the Government “doesn’t care” that the matter is now in the open.Dealing with Government’s consistent denial of any knowledge of the bonus, Jordan said ill-directed questions were put to him by the media, and he was not obliged to provide information he was not asked about. Jordan said he subsequently checked, and the Government has not received any bonus from ExxonMobil.The leaked correspondence in question was dated September 20, 2016 and addressed to the Governor of the Bank of Guyana with this subject: “Signing bonus granted by ExxonMobil – Request to open bank account”.It shows that Finance Secretary at the Finance Ministry, Hector Butts, has requested that a foreign currency account be opened at the Bank in order to receive a deposit in the form of a ‘signing bonus’ to be given by ExxonMobil.The letter stated, “This account should not be treated as part of the Bank’s reserves. Instead, the proceeds should be held in the currency of the deposit; that is, United States dollars, and invested in secured interest-bearing securities.”The missive also listed the signatories to the account: Hector Butts, Finance Secretary at the Finance Ministry; Louise Bouyea, Deputy Finance Secretary at the Finance Ministry; Jawahar Persaud, Accountant General (Acting) at the Finance Ministry; and Jennifer Chapman, Deputy Accountant General at the Finance Ministry. The letter was also copied to Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman.At a press conference held two weeks ago, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo demanded that Government come clean on this signing bonus, stating that he could ‘reasonably confirm’ that it was true, especially since members of Government have neither confirmed nor denied the allegation when confronted.He also queried the whereabouts of the money.last_img read more

Braves’ winning formula

first_imgBALDWIN PARK – Whenever Aaron Salazar scores a goal, the Baldwin Park High boys soccer team tends to win. That’s the sort of impact the Braves are counting on as they prepare to make a deep run in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs after winning the Valle Vista League crown. “He shares his confidence with all of our players,” Braves head coach Ricardo Mira said. “He has great ball control and great movement, and his confidence in himself brings everyone else up.” Take a look at Salazar on the practice field, and it’s easy to see he’s a dynamic team leader. The 18-year-old co-captain handles the ball well, distributes it with intelligence and responds as his teammates call out his name in its Spanish pronunciation, “Ah-r n.” “,” said Salazar, who speaks Spanish but can understand some English, as Mira interpreted. After transferring from Rowland in mid-season last year, Salazar made an immediate impact by helping Baldwin Park capture the league crown and playing well in the playoffs. His favorite soccer moment came when he scored the final goal and eventual game-winner in an important playoff contest. Salazar, a senior midfielder, leads the team with 16 goals and, except for an aberrant 8-3 loss to Covina, Baldwin Park (15-5-2 overall, 8-2-1 league) has won every game in which he has scored. The Braves will play host to Santiago in the first round of the Division IV playoffs Saturday. center_img “I always try to be the best,” Salazar said, then humbly added he doesn’t believe he’s better than his teammates. At 5-foot-10, Salazar has good height he uses to his advantage by challenging opponents, and creates plenty of scoring opportunities – for himself and teammates – with his ball-handling skills. “He’s got talent, incredible talent,” Mira said. It’s the sort of innate talent that only can be gained by living and breathing soccer from an early age, which Salazar did in Mexico. Growing up in Mochoacan, where soccer simply is the cultural thing to do, Salazar played for years as part of a club team and got his start as a goalie. He said he began playing when he was three years old, and never lost the passion for it when he moved to the United States about seven years ago. Mira noted the Braves sometimes have trouble finishing off games with goals, but he thinks the semifinals are possible. As long as Salazar scores, there’s no telling how far Baldwin Park can go. Getting along with my teammates is the most important part of playing james.figueroa@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

It’s not coming home! Croatia beat England to reach World Cup final

first_imgKieran Trippier’s magnificent early free-kick had seemingly set England on course to reach their first final since they lifted the trophy on home soil back in 1966.But it wasn’t to be, as Croatia came roaring back in the second half and equalised through Ivan Perisic before somehow finding the energy to win despite being taken to extra time for the third time in 10 days.The biggest winners of the night could well be France, who have had an extra day’s rest for Sunday’s final after edging out Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.That will not matter too much right now for Croatia, who are the smallest nation to make it to the final since Uruguay back in 1950.England had been the ones hoping to make history, in what was their first appearance in the semi-finals in 28 years.Then they were beaten on penalties by West Germany. Having ended their famous penalty curse by beating Colombia in a shootout in the last 16, they might have fancied repeating here.But Croatia, having won on penalties against Denmark and Russia in the last two rounds, saw the game out, dousing the World Cup dream of Gareth Southgate’s side that had gone from the improbable to the possible over the last month in Russia.Southgate stuck with the same starting line-up as that which eased past Sweden in the quarter-finals, while Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic replaced Andrej Kramaric in the Croatian line-up.– England’s dream start –Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his team’s winner against England in the World Cup semi-finalsThey were looking to the inspirational Luke Modric to control the game, but instead it was he who gave away the early free-kick from which Trippier put England ahead.It was a fantastic curling effort from 25 yards from the Tottenham Hotspur full-back, and England’s first goal direct from a free-kick at the World Cup since David Beckham against Ecuador in 2006.England could not have imagined a better start.Croatia were stunned, and Ivan Rakitic, usually so accomplished, was especially off his game.Zlatko Dalic’s side did gradually grow into the contest, but they could still be relieved to go in at half-time only one goal down, especially as Harry Kane was denied by a combination of goalkeeper Danijel Subasic and the woodwork on the half-hour mark.Croatia hung on and it was to their immense credit that they turned the tide after the break in what developed into an epic encounter.Shooting towards the end of the Luzhniki Stadium where most of their fans were gathered, they equalised in the 68th minute, as Sime Vrsaljko crossed from the right and Perisic stole in front of the stooping Kyle Walker to score with his left foot.Having looked so comfortable earlier, England’s young side were rattled, and they were lucky not to go behind soon after as Perisic sent a low shot across Jordan Pickford and off the far post.Unable to get the second goal while they were on top, Croatia were forced into extra time again.Vrsaljko cleared a John Stones header away from in front of the line, but England had Pickford to thank for a brilliant save as Mandzukic connected with a devilish Perisic cross.It was a wonder the Juventus forward did not break a limb as Pickford crunched into him.He managed to carry on after treatment, and he was on hand to sweep the ball low past Pickford after Perisic’s header back into the area caught the England defence on the hop to finally decide a brilliant contest.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Croatian players rush to congratulate the match-winner Mandzukic as they head to their first ever World Cup final. Photo/COURTESYMOSCOW, Russia, July 11 – Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal deep in extra time as Croatia beat England 2-1 in an utterly gripping World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday to set up a final date with France.The Juventus forward netted in the 109th minute to complete a remarkable comeback from a shattered Croatian team and take the small nation of little more than four million people into the World Cup final for the first time in their short history.last_img read more

Manchester City wait to learn full extent of Vincent Kompany injury

first_img Vincent Kompany: The Belgian defender picked up an injury after less than ten minutes in Madrid 1 Manchester City are still waiting to learn the full extent of captain Vincent Kompany’s latest injury.The Belgium defender limped out of City’s Champions League semi-final defeat to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu after just 10 minutes in midweek.It seems the 30-year-old’s season could have been ended by the groin problem – the 33rd injury of his eight-year City career – and Belgium could also be concerned ahead of Euro 2016.City boss Manuel Pellegrini said: “We don’t have yet the medical examinations so we don’t know exactly in this moment. He is with the doctor making some exams. Probably on Monday we will know.”Kompany has been one of City’s most influential players since joining the club in 2008 but his absences have become all too familiar. He has made just 20 starts this season and his latest setback came on just his third appearance since his last lay-off.Pellegrini insisted that no shortcuts have been taken with any of his recoveries.The Chilean said: “Every time he was in the starting XI it was because he was fully fit to play – you can be absolutely sure (of that).“The other reasons he couldn’t play the full game is more of a medical answer.”There are now fears over Kompany’s long-term future and whether his body can withstand the intensity of the City workload but Pellegrini, who is leaving at the end of the season, would not comment.Speaking at a press conference, Pellegrini said: “It is an issue for the future that I don’t feel I must answer. You must talk with the doctor and the player and the people who will be in charge of Manchester City next season. It is not an answer I can give. It is a medical answer.”last_img read more

Forthcoming Budget needs financial aid for agri-sector – McConalogue

first_imgFianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, says the forthcoming budget should include specific financial aid for the agri-sector due to the adverse impact of Brexit.He said the agri-sector needs aid like other areas set to be addressed in the Budget.“The government should commit to supporting the agri-sector in the forthcoming budget. It is expected that other sectors will have financial supports delivered in the forthcoming budget. The agri-sector should be included in any Brexit minded budget. “Brexit has harmed the sector like never before. Since May beef farmers have losses of €100m. These losses are set to continue and government intervention in this budget is needed.“My colleagues and I have made the case to the government that our largest indigenous sector must be safeguarded from all Brexit scenarios in the upcoming budget.“We must plan for all eventualities and have a mitigation fund. The government must deliver a sectoral fund in the budget,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.Forthcoming Budget needs financial aid for agri-sector – McConalogue was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more