– 1 in custodyThe house in Herstelling where the robbery occurredA 42-year-old man is now dead after he was shot by armed bandits who stormed a family gathering at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD), during which an overseas-based family was also robbed.Dead: Ameer KhanDead is Ameer Subrati of Peter’s Hall, EBD. The man was shot to the back of his neck sometime around 02:00h on Thursday when five men, two of whom were armed with handguns, pounced on the family and escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash, three cellular phones and other items.The injured man was picked up and rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre and was subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) where he underwent surgery. Although doctors listed him as being in stable but critical condition, the man died sometime after midday on Thursday.According to reports, Subrati’s brother and his family came into the country on Tuesday and as such, he along with others would usually keep their company at the Lot 320 Third Street, Herstelling residence.Speaking with Guyana Times shortly after Subrati’s death, the visiting sister-in-law, Amika Appiah, related that sometime around 02:00h, she decided to take a shower in the outdoor bathroom, leaving her husband upstairs and some other relatives in front of the yard.“I came down to go to shower and one of the bandits step out from the bathroom, pointing a gun at me and whispered something but I didn’t hear what. When I realised what was happening, I screamed and then the four rushed out from the (adjoining) toilet,” she recalled.The woman said that upon hearing her scream, her husband rushed down the back steps and the (four) others at the back were shouting “shoot him, shoot him” to the one that was holding her at gunpoint. She added that she then fell down and the other relatives rushed to the back.“(Relatives) rushed into the bandits, who start firing bullets; I guess that’s when Ameer got shot,” the woman stated, while continuing that during this time, she along with the other relatives managed to run into hiding, while her husband ran back into the house and secured himself.Appiah added that it seemed as though the robbery was “hatched” since the gunmen were specific about what they wanted.“It seemed that it’s (my husband) and I they were targeting… They were asking for the white bag, which was my bag with everything inside (passports, travel documents, cash, jewellery, etc)… They went upstairs, took the bag and came back down, firing about four shots again before existing through the front gate.But they gain entrance through the back because we were in front all the time and they were waiting for us. I guess they somehow knew we went down late to shower the first night but they didn’t expect the relatives would retaliate,” the woman pointed out.Residents in the street told the victims that the men were seen running in the southern direction over a bridge into ‘Bell City’ – a squatting area locating in neighbouring Farm.According to the traumatised victims, they believe that the robbery was set up by tenants – a couple occupying the lower flat of the house, since they would have known about the time they showered the night before and what colour her bag is. Moreover, Appiah noted that while all five of the perpetrators were masked, her husband managed to recognise one of them as the brother of one of the female tenants.“I think that’s the one that had the gun on me because my husband said when he came down the backstep, that’s the person that was over me with the gun. And he did not do us anything because he knew us but the ones (four gunmen) at the back were telling him to shoot. He didn’t shoot, it was the one at the back with the gun who opened fire,” the woman stated.The overseas-based victim went on to relate that on Wednesday, the downstairs apartment was locked from the outside but the tenant’s brother and a female were locked inside all day unknown to them.“We had no idea the two of them were locked in that house all day. When the wife (tenant) came in, she opened the door and came out with a bag of clothes along with those two. They called a cab and left just like that so I guess they knew what was going to happen that night,” Appiah remarked.She noted that after they returned from the hospital just over an hour after the robbery, the tenants were back at the house and upon seeing the Police, the male tenant scaled the fence and hid in the neighbour’s yard. Nevertheless, he was arrested and taken into custody, assisting with the investigations.The victims’ family claims that the Police have been harassing them while preferential treatment is being given to the suspect and his family. They are fearful that the suspect would be released and another attacked would be carried out on the visiting family.
While ElBaradei has quietly been arguing that Washington and its European allies should consider letting Iran operate a small number of centrifuges as part of a face-saving compromise that would sharply limit its nuclear activities, Burns said the United States and its allies are headed the other way: toward tougher sanctions, at the United Nations and beyond. The IAEA is a U.N. agency. U.S. intelligence agencies are still trying to assess the significance of Iran’s work on uranium enrichment, including whether the progress on centrifuges requires revising current estimates that Iran remains at least several years away from producing a nuclear weapon. While the report indicated that Iran’s 1,300 centrifuges were all running during a surprise inspection nine days ago, it also said Iran had fed only 260kilograms of uranium hexafluoride into the machines for enrichment during the past few months. Experts said that was a low amount, suggesting that the centrifuges were running quite slowly, perhaps to keep them from failing. The decision to press for tougher sanctions comes one year after the United States and five other nations made Iran an offer that it has so far refused to accept. At its core is a package of economic incentives in exchange for Iran’s suspension of its enrichment program. Bush’s aides insist that even though Iran has spurned the offer for a year, they have no intention of changing course. They say they will continue to demand that Iran suspend enrichment or face ever-deeper sanctions. WASHINGTON – The Bush administration said Wednesday that it would use a new report detailing Iran’s progress in enriching uranium to encourage European and Asian allies to seek a major expansion of sanctions against Tehran, an economic crackdown that could extend beyond what the U.N. Security Council has authorized. In an interview, R. Nicholas Burns, the under secretary of state for political affairs, said the report, by the International Atomic Energy Agency, was “alarming” because it showed that earlier this month, Iran was operating 1,300 centrifuges simultaneously. But it is unclear whether Iran can sustain that level of activity, and Burns stopped well short of endorsing the conclusion last week by Mohamed ElBaradei, the director general of the agency, that the Iranians “pretty much have the knowledge about how to enrich.” Burns sharply disagreed with ElBaradei’s characterization of the current stalemate with Iran as evidence that the American-European strategy had failed, and he insisted that Iran had been successfully isolated, even though it is pressing forward with uranium production. Further inflaming tensions with Iran, the United States has dispatched nine warships with 17,000 troops into the Persian Gulf. The Navy said the ships, including two aircraft carriers, would conduct exercises as part of a long-planned effort to reassure Arab allies of Washington’s commitment to their security.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
THIS was the scene at Rossnowlagh beach earlier this evening, as one motorist said ‘goodbye’ to his beloved red Toyota.The car was gobbled up by one of the highest tides of the year.Of course it isn’t the first time it has happened on the golden sands at Rossnowlagh. And it probably won’t be the last.As one local man said afterwards: “That’s one way of dipping your headlights.”The incident however baffled many.Paul Diver, owner of the Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa, told us: “This has happened many times over the years. “As locals we are amazed it continues to happen. It’s very sad for the car’s owner but anyone who parks on a beach should know the tide does come back in again.“It’s also a high tide this evening.”Last Saturday a local man had to tow another car out of the water after a motorist dozed off whilst parked on the beach. GOING, GOING GONE! CAR SWEPT OUT TO SEA WITH THE HIGH TIDE was last modified: October 9th, 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:beachcarRossnowlaghSANDHOUSE HOTELwashed away
targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Chelsea have submitted a bid to sign Juventus defender Mattia Caldara, according to reports.Caldara, the centre-back, has yet to make an appearance for Juve following his arrival at the club in January 2017. He came through Atalanta’s impressive academy and established himself as one of Serie A’s best defenders at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, before Juve bought him and loaned him back to Atalanta until the summer of 2018. three-way race Latest transfer news Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade TOP WORK Caldara won his first cap for Italy at the end of last season LIVING THE DREAM targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? However, Juventus do not want to sell the Italy international and are said to have instantly rejected the bid.Caldara is not the only Juve defender Chelsea are hoping to sign this summer, with a deal to bring Daniele Rugani to Stamford Bridge in the works. REVEALED Chelsea are close to making Rugani their second signing of the summer IN DEMAND He is now back at Juve for pre-season, but there are questions being raised about his future as Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund are interested in the 24-year-old.In fact, according to Calciomercato, the Blues have already made an official approach for Caldara, submitting a bid worth around £27million (€30m). 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on RANKED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Rugani, as talkSPORT told you earlier this month, is set to join Chelsea for £35m. The central defender will sign a long-term contract worth over £70,000-a-week.
The cover of the wonderful calendar by Geraldine Diver.After the hugely successful year enjoyed by Glenswilly, local photographer Geraldine Diver thought it would be a shame to let all those amazing memories sit in her camera.So Geraldine has gone and produced what can only be described as a superb calendar capturing all the best moments of life at Glenswilly GAA club.The calendar will go on sale at the Underage Presentation on Sunday evening at 6pm in the clubhouse. Priced at €10, they are excellent value and all proceeds of the calendar will be going towards the underage players activities and development.The calendars have been kindly sponsored by local business, Larkin’s of Newmills.So if you want Murphy, Big Neil, Copper, Shorty or Crawford on your wall for Christmas, then now is your chance!Tickets for the club’s dinner dance on the 29th of December will also be available on Sunday night. WONDERFUL YEAR FOR GLENSWILLY CAPTURED IN STUNNING CALENDAR was last modified: December 13th, 2013 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:calendarsGeraldine DiverGlenswilly GAA Club
A glorious day once again, in excess of 1100 youngsters chasing coveted medals and a truly representative participation response from North, South, East and West certificates for all, add in excellent organistion by the local organising committee who have maintained and progressed the project year on year from humble beginnings back in 1970. Best School in the 3 categories were Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana, St Marys, Castlefinn Roshine, Dungloe.The next schools engagement at Finn Valley is what has become a very busy and well supported is the cross country late September a 2 day programme with primary and secondary schools involved. 44th schools Athletics Challenge at Finn Valley AC May 28thBorn in 2007Born 2007 60 m Boys School1stTerry ScoilColmcille, Letterkenny2n LaightKhamias Woodlands3rd Sawyer Campbell Fintown4th Troy Preston Holder ScoilColmcilleLetterkennyBorn 2007 60 m Girls School1stReena Doherty Stranoarlar2n Jessica McNamee Convoy3rd Grace Osehge Illistrin4th Ciara Keogh S.M.G.S LetterkennyBorn 2006Born 2006 60m Boys School1stFavour Okoroji Illistrin2nd Liam Carlin Lifford3rd Michael Hannahan St Orans4th Michael Toner Glenswilly Born 2006 60 m Girls School1stBreegeMcGilloway Iosagain2nd Maria Mc Bride Castlefin3rdReenaMcColgan St Brigids4thToibatOladnagi WoodlandsBorn 2006 100m Boys School1st Favour Okoroji Illistrin2nd Liam Carlin Lifford3rd Michael Toner Glenswilly4thBorn 2006 100m Girls1stMaria Mc Bride Castlefin2nd Gillian Miggit S.M.G.S Letterkenny3rd Ella Costello NiamhBrid Muff4thBorn in 2005Born 2005 80m Boys1stOisinMcCann Gaelscoil2n Elvis Okoh Colmcille, Letterkenny3rdCaolan Collins Iosagain4th Luka Browne StranorlarBorn 2005 80m Girls1stHannah Murray Castlefin2n ShannonMc Dermott St Orans, Buncrana3rd Aoife Magee Rosine, Dungloe4thAleshaCuskelly CarrigansBorn 2005 300m Boys1stMax Roarty 52.39 Creeslough2ndIdrisOdoku CollimcilleLetterkenny3rd Declan Doherty Colimcille, Letterkenny4thKeelin Collins IosaganBorn 2005 300m Girls1stHannah Murray 52.97 Castlefin2nd Alisha Cuskelly Carrigans3rd Abbey McGranaghan Castlefin4th Jenna Rahen Iosagan Born 2005 Long Jump – Boys1stMax Roarty 3.59 Creeslough2 Hugh McGonagle Iosagain3rdDairmuid O Donnell Dooish4thHarry Davis IosagainBorn 2005 Long Jump – Girls1stAbbieMcGranaghan 3.35 St Mary’s Castlefin2nd Alisha Cuskelly Carrigans3rd Jessica Wilson Donaghmore4th Bethany Wilson StranorlarBorn 2005 Turbo Javelin – Boys School1stDonal Gallagher 16.00 Stramore, Churchill2n Sean Mc Laughlin Iosagain3rd Shane Byrne Fintra4th Sam McGlinchey CastlefinBorn 2005 Turbo Javelin – Girls School1stElisha Cuskelly 9.81 Carrigans2nd Marie Barr Iosagain3rdSaoirse Hanley S.M.G.S. Letterkenny4thOrla Neely KilmacrennanBorn 2004/2005 Relay – Boys Large Boys – Medium Small1stCollimcilleLetterkenny Castlefin Gleneeley2ndGaelscoilLetterkenny Milford Teevogue3rdIosagainBuncrana ScoilCollimcille, Newton St Conaills, Nairn4t Dooish, Ballybofey Sessiaghoneill Bruckless Born 2004Born 2004 80m – Boys School1stFouan Basher Collimcille, Letterkenny2ndAbrahaim Hassan Gaelscoil, Letterkenny3rd Michael Aidoo Collmcille, Letterkenny4thArminusKasparbicus StranorlarBorn 2004 80m – Girls School1stLucy Mc Glynn Holy Family2ndMajaKorythowska Stranorlar3rd Brenda Collins Iosagainn4thMikela Galvin LurgybrackBorn 2004 600m – Boys School1stOisin Kelly 1.55.74 Kilmacrennan2nd Neil Mulcahy Castlefin3rd Cole Sheridan Iosagan4th Liam Donnelly CranfordBorn 2004 600m – Girls School1stMajaKorythowska 2.19.25 Stranorlar2nd Abbey Logue Clady3rd Sophie Duffy Dromore4thAine Irwin DromoreBorn 2004 High Jump – Boys School1stAndrew Crawford 1.11m Murlog2nd Colin Murphy Iosagain2nd Ryan Galvin Stranorlar4th Cormac MC Hugh St ColumbasBorn 2004 High Jump – Girls School1stCaoimheDorthey 1m Iosagan2nd Cara Wilkinson Dromore2nd Nicole Canning Woodlands4th Emma Mc Laughlin IosaganBorn 2004 Turbo Javelin – Boys School1stScott Mc Beth 23.10 Raphoe Central2ndMicheal MC Gonigle Sessiaghoneill3rd Leonard Acheampag Illistrin4th Aaron Dooher LiffordBorn 2004 Turbo Javelin – Girls School1stCaitlin McGranaghan 12.09 Castlefin2ndCuisleMcGrath St Pats3rd Aoife Giles Cranford4thAbbey Galivn IosagainBorn 2004 Long Jump – Boys School1stOisin Kelly 4.01 Kilmacrennan2nd Liam Donnelly Cranford3rd NeilMulcahy Castlefin4th Rain O Murchu PortnooBorn 2004 Long Jump – Girls School1stBrenda Carr 3.80m Dooish2ndCliona Doherty GaelscoilBuncrana3rdKeeva Thompson Dooish4th Demi Crossan LurgybrackBorn 2004/2005 RelayLarge Girls Medium – Girls Small girls1stIosagain, Buncrana Dromore Gleneeley2nd Stranorlar Castlefin Holy Family3rdLurgybrack Carndonagh Tierna, Sligo4thDooish Toobin FintraBorn 2003Born 2003 100m – Boys School1stRyan Coyle Dromore2nd Jimmy Murray Stranorlar3rdKerian Coleman Castlefin4thConorMcDaid DrumkeenBorn 2003 100m – Girls School1st Amy McMenamain Dromore2nd Stephanie Okoh S.M.G. S Letterkenny3rd Marcella Dolan Creeslough4th Honour Okeroji IllistrinBorn 2003 600m – Boys School1stConor Bradley St. Patricks2n Liam Hannigan GaelscoilLetterkennhy3rd Joseph Aidoo ColmcilleLetterkenny4thBorn 2003 600m – Girls School1st Andrea Browne 1.54.49 Castlefin2nd Amy McMenamin Dromore3rd Connie Doherty Iosagan4th Chloe Coyle DromoreBorn 2003 High Jump – Boys School1stOwen Breslin 1.20 Murlog2nd Jimmy Murray Stranorlar3rd Jimmy McDaid Iosagain4th Ryan Canning WoodlandsBorn 2003 High Jump – Girls School1stAmy McMenamin 1.20m Dromore2nd Caitlin Mc Elroy Iosagain3rd Rachel McCallion St Orans4th Clara Porter IosagainBorn 2003 Long Jump – Boys School1stLennon Lafferty 3.70 Murlog2nd Dean Quinn Castlefin3rd Kieran Gallagher Illistrin4thConor Thompson St Mary’s CastlefinBorn 2003 Long Jump – Girls School1stStephanie Okan 4.20 S.M.G.S. Letterkenny2nd Andrea Browne Castlefin3rd Chloe Coyle Dromore4th C. Doherty StranorlarBorn 2003 Shot Put – Boys School1stToby Akinyimile 7.70 CollimcilleLetterkenny2ndConorMcDaid Drumkeen3rd Kieran Coleman Castlefin4th Bobby Goudie Raphoe CentralBorn 2003 Shot Put – Girls School1st Emily Croke 7.35 Roshine, Dungloe2nd Josephine Gallagher Taobhoig, Glenfin3rd Amy Sweeney Stramore4th Aoife McDaid IosagainBorn 2003 Turbo Javelin- Boys School1stOran Mc Laughlin 21.10 Iosagain2nd Owen Keenan Woodlands3rdDarragh Curran Iosagain4th Declan Slevin SessiaghoneillBorn 2003 Turbo Javelin – Girls School1stCaitlin Geary 13.19 Dromore2nd Gracie Dillon Castlefin3rd Charlene Patton Stranorlar4th CJ Doherty StranorlarBorn in 2002Born 2002 100m – Boys School1stFinnian O Donnell Glenswilly2n Jason McDaid Drumkeen3rd David Smith Lurgybrack4thCartha Hughes IllistrinBorn 2002 100m – Girls School1st Lauren Callaghan Dromore2nd Kate Smith Lifford3rdAalighMcCormick S.M.G.S Letterkenny4thCaoimhe Kelly S.M.G.SBorn 2002 800m – Boys School1stDavid Smith 2.29 Lurgybrack2n Adam Curran Iosagan3rdOisinFarren Gaelscoil4th Carlos O Reilly CreesloughBorn 2002 800m – Girls School1stDaniella Jansen 2.43 Dromore2n Molly Trearty Creeslough3rd Megan Ryan Milford4thAine Wilkinson DromoreBorn 2002 High Jump – Boys School1st Kieran Thompson 1.35 Dooish2nd Ben Lynch Iosagain3rd Wilson Craig Raphoe Central4th Adam Whoirskey IosagainBorn 2002 High Jump – Girls School1stAbbey Meehan 1.29 Stranorlar2nd Caitlin McGonagle Sessiaghoneill3rdAine Wilkinson Dromore4th Aoife Lennon IosagainBorn 2002 Long Jump – Boys School1stThomas McMenamin 3.91m St Mary’s Stranorlar2ndPete Byrne 3.73m St Mary’s Stranorlar3rdDiarmuidMc Hugh 3.70m St Cairell’sAghyaryn4thCaolanMcGlinchey 3.50 St Cairell’sAghyarynBorn 2002 Long Jump – Girls School1stLauren Callaghan 4.70 Dromore NS2nd Kate Smyth 4.40 Cloughfin NS3rd Olivia Cushkelly4thMolly Trearty CreesloughBorn 2002 Turbo Javelin – Girls School1st Nikita Saliman 19.70 S.M.G.S. Letterkenny2nd Olivia Cuskelly Carrigans3rd Leah Gallen Dooish4th Sarah Tinney Raphoe CentralBorn 2002 Turbo Javelin – Boys School1stOwen Moore 30.80 EoinBaiste, Carrigart2ndLughanDevenney Gaelscoil, Buncrana3rd Oran Tourish Iosagain4th Ryan Stewart LiffordBorn 2002/2003 RelayLarge BoysMedium BoysSmall Boys1stStranorlar Lifford Drumkeen2ndIllistrin St Brigids Convoy Tierna, Sligo3rdGaelscoilLetterkenny Castlefin Holy Family4thScoilColmcilleLetterkenny FintraBorn 2002/2003Girls LargeGirls MediumGirls Small1stS.M.G. Letterkenny Dromore Tierna, Sligo2n IosagannBuncrana St Brigids, Convoy Donoughmore3rdGaelscoilLetterkenny Lifford Roshine, Dungloe4thIllistrin Carndonagh FintraBorn in 2001/2002Born 2001/2002 Shot Putt – Boys School1stTomas Pyszka 11.55 ColimcilleLetterkenny2ndFilpokDudek Iosagain3rdModestasFofonevas Iosagain4thShane O Donnell LurgybrackBorn 2001/2002 Shot Putt – Girls School1stKaryn Doherty 8.06 Dooish2nd Shannon Hegarty Buncrana3rd Faith Harkin Dooish4th Felicia O Donnell St BrigidsBorn in 2001Born 2001 100 m – Boys School1st Dennis McGinley Milford2nd Shane O Donnell Collimcille, Letterkenny3rd PJ McDaid Drumkeen4thConor O Donnell IllistrinBorn 2001 100m – Girls School1st Lee Walsh S.M.G. S Letterkenny2n Shannon Hegarty Iosagan3rd Kim Kelly Castlefin4th Hannah Mulcahy CastlefinBorn 2001 800m – Boys School1stShane O Donnell ColimcilleLetterkenny2nd Jack Gillespie Gleneeley3rd Shane McMonagle Toobin4th Joshua Lynch ToobinBorn 2001 800m Girls School1st Karen Gallagher 2.37 Cashel Fanad2nd Anna MC Ginley Iosagan3rd Lauren McDaid Toobin4th Claudia Gallen GleneelyWheelchair Race1. Erin Harrold, Dooish2. Louise Callaghan, Dromore3. Niamh Bonner, Glenswilly4. Emma Rose Gildea, LurgybrackBest SchoolBest School – Large1st ScoilIosogain N.S.2nd St Mary’s Stranorlar N.S.3rd ScoilColmcille N.S., LetterkennyBest School – Medium1st St Mary’s N.S. Castlfin2nd Dromore N.S. Killygordon3rd Drumkeen N.S.Best School – Small1st Roshine N.S. Dungloe2nd Tirnasligo N.S.3rd Cloughfinn N.S.DONEGAL ATHLETICS PRIMARY SCHOOLS FINAL RESULTS was last modified: May 29th, 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:newsSport
An FBI spokesman says the man stood up during the flight Monday to make the claim but that there is no indication that any passengers were poisoned. United Airlines says Flight 116 continued as scheduled after the man made the statement.A passenger from another plane at the terminal says a heavy police contingent greeted the flight’s arrival at Newark Liberty Airport.University of San Francisco student Merrill Amos tells The Associated Press than more than a couple dozen police and emergency vehicles were on the tarmac. She says she saw a staircase pulled up to the plane and an ambulance nearby.“He wasn’t passed-out limp, but he looked very sluggish,” Ms Amos said.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Serving the lives of individuals with autism, Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse, Ohio, has built an impressive agriculture program that will be detailed by executive director Vicki Obee at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).Obee was the visionary for developing the organization’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and shelf-stable food products. Many of these holistic activities have proven to be of great therapeutic value and contribute strongly to vocational training.Bittersweet opened in 1983 and was the first farmstead in the U.S. that offers unique support that encourages individuals with autism to grow and develop their abilities and talents in an agricultural setting. Bittersweet has remained a leader in the autism community and many organizations across the country have utilized this unique model and philosophy.Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. The cost is just $10 per person (cash or check at the door) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.The Agricultural Incubator Foundation is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) inBowling Green. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.