first_imgEVERTON may be struggling to find form but Killybegs man Seamus Coleman continues to go from strength to strength.The modest Donegal man put the Premiership side in front with a fine placed header as David Moyes side eventually beat Fulham 2-1.Indeed the former Sligo Rovers man could have grabbed a second with a fine long range effort. Coleman’s performance and his goal will put him in good shape for the Republic of Ireland’s game against Macedonia next Saturday.EndsCOLEMAN HELPS EVERTON NAB THREE VITAL POINTS was last modified: March 20th, 2011 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)last_img read more

SA to speed up taxi recap

first_img12 February 2007President Thabo Mbeki says the government will speed up implementation of its R7.7-billion taxi recapitalisation programme, which aims to rid South Africa’s roads of unsafe minibus taxis and introduce new and safer vehicles.The National Taxi Alliance (NTA) is opposed to the implementation of the programme, which aims to scrap more than 10 000 old taxis by December.In terms of the programme, owners who wish to leave the industry or buy new vehicles are offered R50 000 for each unroadworthy minibus taxi that they possess, for it to be removed from the road.The NTA has protested against the scrapping of old taxis, arguing that the government’s R50 000 offer is not enough for taxi owners to put down a deposit on new vehicles.However, the government says it has reached consensus with the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) on the offer.And on Friday, Mbeki said the government and Santaco would not be pressurised to stop or slow implementation of the taxi recap programme.“Let me take this opportunity to emphasise that government and our partners in Santaco will not be bullied into abandoning the taxi recapitalisation project, and any attempts to undermine public order in pursuit of selfish interests will be dealt with accordingly,” he warned.Mbeki said the government had over the past few years developed and started implementing various programmes aimed at improving passenger transport in South Africa. These included the taxi recap project, as well as:The multi-billion rand Gautrain rapid rail link project, which links up with other modes of public transport;The Moloto Rail Corridor in Mpumalanga, around which feasibility work had started; andThe Klipfontein Corridor in Cape Town.Mbeki said the government would also be implementing detailed plans for improving passenger rail and road transport, including creating a bus rapid transit system in all metropolitan municipalities, and recapitalising Metrorail.“These and many other initiatives form part of a comprehensive passenger transport strategy, combining both road and rail,” Mbeki said. “We will attend to the urgent implementation of these programmes to improve the quality of life, especially of the working people.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

New owners for Hills Supply

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hills Supply, the well-known dairy supply company founded in 1979 has new owners. Partners Frank Burkett and Mick Heiby completed their purchase of the company on Nov. 1, 2018 and immediately announced the purchase to the Hills employees and more than 850 customers.Frank Burkett is a fourth-generation dairyman and the managing partner of Clardale Farms in Stark County, Ohio where they currently milk 695 head of Holstein cattle, raise replacements, and manage 900 acres of land for crop production. He has served as chairman of the Hills Supply transition team since the tragic death of David Hill, and his wife, Shin in December of 2016. Burkett is also the current president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.“We see ourselves and our company as partners in production with our customers. Our experience in the industry gives us the unique understanding of the dairy business necessary to best serve dairy producers,” Burkett said.Mick Heiby has been a member of the Hills Supply team since 2009 serving as a dairy hygiene specialist and account manager. Prior to his employment with Hills, he held a number of positions that provided unique experiences key to the dairy industry including field representative for Milk Marketing, Inc., Farm Inspection Section Head for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and vice president of agricultural banking at National City Bank. He was also a partner in several dairy operations including Dalwood Farms.“Our number one goal is to maintain and improve the excellent customer relationships and service that have been hallmarks of the company since its creation in 1979. We are going to put our customers and employees first. Everything else will work itself out,” Heiby said.Together the partners are a dynamic leadership team poised to lead the dedicated men and women who make Hills Supply a premium supplier of dairy equipment and supplies in Ohio and the surrounding states. Their combined and varied experience in the agriculture and dairy industries puts them in a unique position to understand the challenges facing modern dairy farmers and to offer cost-effective solutions to their customers.Hills Supply will host a series of meet and greet events in December where dairymen and women can meet with the new owners, current staff, and key vendors. The meet and greets will be held at five locations during the week of Dec. 17.Monday, Dec. 17 at Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House 1948 Leesburg-Grove City Rd, Grove City, PA 16127Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Das Dutch Kitchen 14278 East Lincoln way (US 30), Dalton, OH 44618Wednesday, Dec. 19 Deer Creek Lodge 22300 State Park Rd 20, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143Thursday, Dec. 20 Romer’s Catering 321 South Eastern Ave (SR 118), St. Henry, OH 45883Friday, Dec. 21 Kahle Farms 9351 County Road I-15 Ottawa, OH 45875Appetizers and refreshments will be served. All dairy producers are welcome. Please RSVP via email to: [email protected] or call 330-854-5720.“We are excited for the opportunity to meet our customers and fellow dairyman from Ohio and the surrounding states,” Heiby said.last_img read more