THE Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) has deemed its International Drag Race meet a success just twenty-four hours after completion.According to Committee member, Motilall Deodass, they were able to achieve a successful International event even though the lack of a ferry service kept Suriname away.“We held a fanatastic day of racing on Sunday and despite two rain breaks, we were able to complete all the races,” Deodass told Chronicle Sport.“We want to thank Team Trinidad for coming here. The rail car especially brought a lot of fans out for the weekend and we want to say congratulations to them on taking the unlimited class.”Meanwhile, in spite of setting an unseen 7.9 second time on the strip on Saturday, Andy Bissessar’s Rail Car was not the fastest car on the race day.In fact, the fastest time of the day came out of the Team Mohamed’s Black GTR (Goliath) with 8.561 though Bissessar did manage to squeeze an 8.584 during one of the runs.There were also 8.916 and 9.006-second runs by the Mad Dog Supra of Deryck Jaisingh while the fastest bike time of the day came from Micheal Mathurine/Joel Bruce of Trinidad with 9.746.There is still doubt as to who has the fastest quarter mile machine as the run between the Godzilla GTR of team Mohamed’s Enterprise and the Rail car ended with an inconclusive result; the rail car jumping the light and the GTR breaking before the finish line.Representing the Trinidad team, Jadgeo ‘Mad Cow’ Seecharran commented, “We definitely love Guyana and we will be back here next year to compete again once we are invited.”Sponsors for the event included ISG, Tropical Shipping, DELCO ICE, Dereck Jaisingh Trucking Services and Machinery Rental, Associate Construction Co. Limited, Trans pacific Auto Spares and Auto Sales, BM Soat Auto Spares and Auto Sales, Mohamed’s Enterprise, A and R Jiwanram Printery, Hand in Hand, I Bet Supreme, Motul, E-Networks, Imran Auto Works, GT Tuners, Marcia’s Flight Service, Miracle Optical, Ready Mix Concrete, Innovations America, Fullworks and Blue Spring Water, Homeline Furnishing, Prem’s Electrical, Air Services Limited, Windjammer Hotel, Tropical View Hotel, KGM, First Class Auto Sales and Spares, Secure Innovations and Concepts Limited, Ramchand’s Crash Truck Service, Cyril’s Taxi Service and Choke Service Station.
Donegal Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn will today outline a wide range of supports that are still required from Government following the devastating floods in Inishowen last August.Speaking in the Seanad, he will also outline some of the next steps that will be needed from Government to prevent flooding as much as possible in the future.Ahead of today’s debate, Senator Mac Lochlainn said: “I have raised the issue of the need for Government support to rebuild Swan Park in Buncrana and Glenevin Waterfall in Clonmany every week in the Seanad since it returned as well as tabling questions to a range of Ministers. This and much more is needed from the Government.“Today, in the Seanad, on the back of my representations, there will be statements on flood prevention measures with the Minister of State at the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin Boxer Moran present.“I will be raising the following issues with the Minister:“The need for urgent Government financial support to rebuild Swan Park in Buncrana and Glenevin Waterfall in Clonmany,“The need for a new partnership approach between the Office of Public Works, Inland Fisheries Ireland and the National Parks and Wildlife Service with farmers and local authorities to ensure the proper maintenance of our rivers and streams. This will include regular cutting back of trees, realignment of rivers where necessary; and dredging at appropriate locations,“The need for a range of flood defences to be commenced and completed across Donegal. In particular, flood defences at Burnfoot village.“The need for clarification on the funding of sporting organisations that were affected by the floods, particularly Cockhill Celtic FC in Buncrana.“The need for the Minister for Agriculture to put in place adequate financial aid for potato growers and crop growers that were devastated by the floods. The losses of one Donegal potato grower is estimated at €300,000 with no compensation to date. And the need for the Minister to meet local farming organisations in Donegal to address their concerns about the funding shortfalls.“The need for fast-tracked investment in water and sewerage infrastructure across Donegal, particularly at locations vulnerable to flooding.“The need for an enhanced L.I.S package and a one-off special roads fund for Donegal to reflect the wide-spread damage from the recent floods to private roads and lanes across the Inishowen and East Donegal area”.He concluded: “Despite the talk of “once in a hundred year” floods over recent years. We in Donegal have seen communities flooded again and again. Finn Valley, Kilmacrennan, Kerrykeel, Ramelton, Letterkenny Hospital and now Inishowen and East Donegal. “It is shocking that after all these floods in Donegal and across the State, that the European Commission has had to launch infringement procedures against the Irish Government because the Flood Risk Management Plans that were due to be submitted to the commission in 2015 have still not been received.“The lessons have to be learned and our Government need to seriously get their act together”.“Government need to get their act together”: Senator slams delay in Flood Risk Management Plans was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:floodflood risk management planPadraig Mac LochlainnSENATE