Scrum-half Marmion’s fifth try of the RaboDirect PRO12 campaign came in a Connacht-dominated first half which ended 24-6 in their favour. Fionn Carr and John Muldoon also touched down before the break, and in a rain-lashed second period captain Muldoon scored once more from a successful lineout maul and returning number eight Eoin McKeon added a fifth try late on in a 38-6 triumph. The heavy wind and rain disrupted both sides on the resumption, a crooked lineout throw spoiling a good opportunity for Connacht and a Treviso scrum was pushed backwards just when the visitors looked set to pounce for a try. The worsening conditions meant Connacht had to show patience in their pursuit of try number four, with a Carr run and a lineout steal by Andrew Browne getting them back into scoring range. Parks kicked a scrum penalty to the corner and Muldoon was driven over from a 63rd-minute lineout maul to register the bonus point. Parks’ conversion widened the margin to 25 points. The Italian side’s woes were compounded by yellow cards for replacement prop Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet (69 minutes) and number eight Marco Filippucci (70), the former seeing yellow for a high tackle on Marmion. McKeon then marked his return from injury by breaking off a close-in scrum for a final try which Parks’ replacement Miah Nikora converted. It was Connacht’s third straight league win and a second successive bonus-point victory – a tremendous turnaround after the deflation of January’s Heineken Cup hammering by Saracens. The Irish side entered this block of four league games at the bottom of the table, but they have now leapfrogged Zebre, Treviso and latterly Cardiff Blues to sit ninth overall. Beaten 23-3 by Treviso back in October, Pat Lam’s men hit the front after five minutes in Galway when Carr ran in a converted effort after good work by Robbie Henshaw and Eoin Griffin. Mat Berquist responded with a penalty but Connacht pressed home their early advantage, a well-orchestrated maul giving Muldoon the opportunity to crash over for a second seven-pointer. Connacht’s discipline slipped again in allowing Berquist to make it 14-6, but Parks – whose control of proceedings earned him the man-of-the-match honour – soon cancelled out those three points. Ireland hopeful Marmion grabbed a try against Zebre last Sunday and he repeated the trick by dummying his way through a gap to score, with Treviso’s calls for obstruction dismissed by referee Leighton Hodges. Parks’ successful conversion put 18 points between the sides, but one area that was letting Connacht down was their usually reliable scrum. The Italian set-piece powered through to force a late penalty but Berquist’s kick was off target. Kieran Marmion marked his 50th provincial cap with a try as Connacht ran out comfortable bonus-point winners over Benetton Treviso at the Sportsground. Press Association
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BRAC officials and members of the EU delegation. Four European Ambassadors who paid courtesy visits to the program intervention areas of BRAC, an international non-governmental organization, took the opportunity to review its food security and livelihood program in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.The delegation led by Helene Cave, EU Ambassador, Hubert J. Jäger, German Ambassador, British Ambassador David Belgrove and French Ambassador Terence Wills. The delegation visited BRAC’s poultry, hatchery and feed mill at Neekrin Township.According to a BRAC release, the feasibility, operation, business model and future plan of the poultry hatchery and feed mill were presented and discussed at a briefing during the visit. Alberto Menghini, head of the cooperation section of the EU delegation to Liberia, was present.BRAC also briefed the delegation about the hatchery and feed mill which started operation in 2014 with support from Chevron and the European Union, which has successfully produced day-old chicks and feed.The team also visited a community level farmers’ training session to understand how communities are engaging the BRAC project.The training was organized by the ‘PRO ACT 2015’ project started in 2016 and funded by the EU. The objective of the project is to “improve food and nutrition security situation of vulnerable population groups.” The group also had discussions with the trainees and conducted household visits with several beneficiaries to assess the impact the project was making on their lives.The EU ambassadors appreciated BRAC’s efforts in the successful implementation of its program and encouraged the farmers to continue their poultry and livestock farming.BRAC Liberia was launched in 2008 as an international non-governmental organization with the holistic development approach geared toward engaging local communities to focus on agriculture and livestock, education, healthcare, empowering young people, and providing microfinance for business purposes. BRAC strives to realize its vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential, a release said.BRAC is an expert in the science of delivery, engaging with communities for the long term, and creating approaches that are frugal, scalable, and sustainable. BRAC release further said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)