March 13, 2020

All about winning the RSPL title, says MoBay United striker Gordon

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Arnett Gardens FC will have just another 90-plus minutes to try and keep hold of their Red Stripe Premier League title when they battle Montego Bay United (MBU) in the return leg semi-final on Sunday at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.Hopes of returning home with an advantage were dashed on Monday night when they stumbled to a 2-1 loss in Montego Bay; a gallant effort, but not good enough on the night against resolute MBU, who showed glimpses of the kind of football their fans love to see.The MBU forward, Owayne Gordon, was at his imperious best once more, capping his night with a spectacular goal in the 23rd minute.Arnett responded like true champions when Michaelos Martin prodded home from close range in the 43rd for the equaliser.Midfielder Ronaldo Rodney sealed victory for the home side when he poked home his chance after some shocking goalkeeping from Peter Harrison in the Arnett Gardens goal.”We deserve the win because all season we have had it rough against this Arnett side,” said Gordon, who was scoring his league leading 20th goal.”It’s all about the final and winning the title. Nothing else matters. Once we get there, if Humble Lion or Portmore make it, we will win it,” Gordon added.NEW-FOUND CONFIDENCEThe forward has been a revelation all season and is relishing his new-found confidence. In tandem with either out-of-favour Dino Williams or the industrious Cory Hylton in attack, he just continues scoring goals.Against one of the better defensive teams in the defending champions, he was great. His goal was sublime to say the least.He picked up the ball in midfield sped by his marker, slid the ball to Hylton, who back-heeled the ball into his running path and without breaking stride Gordon took one touch before curling the ball expertly into the net.”I am really feeling good, and I am promising another goal on their ground next week because we know now that we can defeat them,” he added.Arnett Gardens were left ruing a number of missed chances, but will have loads of confidence playing at home, where MBU have found it difficult this season, as they have not done particularly well on their travels to the capital city Kingston.”It’s an advantage we can work with. We haven’t done greatly playing in Kingston this season, but it is an opportunity for us to show quality if we can hold off this Arnett Gardens team in their home,” said Dillon Thelwell, MBU’s assistant coach.last_img read more

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Tutorial Project Set to Overcome WASSCE Failures

first_imgThe Womens’ NGO Secretariat of Liberia under the Direct Aid Program is conducting a four-month pilot tutorial for 600 twelve graders from 12 high schools, 75 students for computer skills and 75 students for psycho social training. The program is being implemented at the Addo Mills International school system at the Barnersville Junction, District #12, outside Monrovia.The Direct Aid Program funded by the Australian government is working in collaboration with WONGOSAL (Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia) to implement the education intervention.  It seeks to increase access to educational services such as reading room information center, professional mentoring, computer skills training and after school tutorial classes for 12th graders to prepare them for the upcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and circle psycho social.The executive director, Mrs. Marpue Speare of WONGOSAL, the pilot project intended to reduce the mass failure over the years of 12 grade students  who have sat the National Exams administered by the Monrovia National office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).Benefiting from the tutorial project are students from Jannie High School, Grace AGM, Salvation and Deliverance, Elizabeth Blunt, Liberia Christian Community College and Henry Wilmot Dennis. Others are Haweh Academy, Addo Mills International School System, Liberia Dujar High School System, Kulah Memorial Academy, Richard C. Hunters and Bishop Tue High School.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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50 Youth Leaders Trained in Sustainable Development

first_imgOrganizers and participants of tr youth NGO Summit at the US Embassy (photo credit: US Embassy)Several heads of youth-related non-governmental organization (NGO) from Montserrado County over the weekend benefited from a one day national youth NGO summit aimed at providing leadership skills in sustainable development.The daylong event was held under the theme, “Sustaining the Growth of Youth NGOs through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” at the US Embassy in Monrovia. It was hosted by Green Liberia Incorporated with support from the US Embassy.Darius Bleh, founder of Green Liberia Incorporated, said the SGDs identify areas for intervention and developed strategies that can be used to achieve targeted global impacts.Bleh said youth organizations in Liberia are yet to ­­align their works with the SDGs, and because of this, there is a low impact in the implementation of the SGDs in the country.“Lots of the organizations have passion to create the needed change with commitments, but what remain lacking is the required skill to make the intervention, the opportunities for expansion and a plan that directs their focus towards sustainable programs,” he said.It is from this backdrop that the organization with support from the US Embassy and other partners decided to provide leaders in youth-oriented organizations knowledge to align their organizations’ focus to the SDGs and develop long-term strategies.Mac Nelson, executive director of the Pursuit for Positive Action Youth Organization, who served as one of the speakers, said one of the key strategies youth leaders can use to sustain their organization is incorporating social entrepreneurship into organizations’ programs.“Social entrepreneurship, which is based on innovation and creativity is a driving force that brings solutions and builds a strong and sustainable organization,” Nelson said.Other speakers, including Numene B. Reeves, Assistant Director at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planing, who presented papers on “The SDGs and Us,” and Blamo Nimle, executive director, Sustainable Development Network also presented papers on “Integrating the SDGs into non-profit organizations.”One of the participants, Jeremiah Kerkula, a youth volunteer, thanked the organizers, because he feels the summit helped him to become knowledgeable about the SDGs, and how his organization can align its focus with it to develop a formal intervention for sustainability.The summit comprised of presentations, group discussions, and experience sharing among the participants.Meanwhile, Green Liberia is expected to present a post summit evaluation after monitoring and evaluating very shortly.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cessna Caravans safe – GCAA

first_img…suspension lifted after investigation completedThe Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Friday announced that an investigation and inspection exercise has been completed on all Cessna Caravans at the Eugene F Correia International Airport at Ogle on the East Coast of Demerara, and it has shown that the aircraft are safe for operation.The aircraft would have been grounded on Thursday after a landing gear collapsed on one of the planes destined for a hinterland location on Wednesday.Guyana Times understands that the left main landing gear of aircraft C208B, belonging to Air Services Limited, collapsed while the craft was being loaded at the Ogle Airport. Some passengers had already boarded the plane when the incident occurred.The suspension was issued by GCAA Director General Field, who noted that the grounding would be imposed until all inspections are completed.Following the investigation and findings, Director General of the GCAA, Egbert Field, lifted the suspension which was instituted earlier in the week.This gives the operators the green light to continue using this type of aircraft as part of their fleet. However, it was hinted that a more “in-depth” inspection would be conducted at a later date.In November 2018, A Boeing 757 aircraft operated by Fly Jamaica crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, East Bank Demerara.The aircraft, carrying 118 adults along with two infants and an 8-member crew, took off from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at about 02:10h, but after some time, the aircraft encountered hydraulic problems and as such returned to the CJIA, where it crash-landed. The aircraft was destined for Toronto, Canada.Most of the passengers were subsequently transported to their home or hotels, while arrangements were finalised with Caribbean Airlines to transport some to Canada as soon as possible. Moments after the aircraft crash-landed, the Control Tower reportedly contacted the Duty Officer and the Guyana Fire Service.Minister of State Joseph Harmon revealed the report into the emergency landing was presented to Cabinet, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson presented the report, complete with details on the incident, to cabinet.An 85-year-old woman, Rookhia Kalloo, who was aboard the Canada-bound plane, succumbed to her injuries sustained from the crash.last_img read more

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UEFA increases Nasri doping ban from six to 18 months

first_img0Shares0000SAMIR NASRINYON, Switzerland, Aug 1 – UEFA extended former France international Samir Nasri’s doping ban from six to 18 months on Wednesday over the intravenous drip treatment he received at a Los Angeles clinic in 2016.The 31-year-old, who is currently without a club, was suspended for six months in February after taking a multi-vitamin booster in contravention of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules. The ban was backdated to July 1, 2017, meaning the ex-Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder will be cleared to return next January. He can resume training with a club at the start of November.Nasri had the drip treatment while he was on loan at Sevilla during the 2016-17 season, prompting the Spanish anti-doping agency to open an investigation.He retroactively appealed to UEFA to grant him a therapeutic use exemption (TUE), but his request was refused by European football’s governing body.Nasri left Turkish side Antalya in January after disappointing six-month spell following his arrival from Manchester City.Six-time Olympic swimming champion Ryan Lochte was handed a 14-month suspension last week for a similar infraction, with athletes usually only allowed to receive an IV in the case of medical treatment.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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It’s a plan

first_imgGeneral Patreaus, don’t betray us. – Ed Schlossman Thousand Oaks Natural as the toilet Re “Debate over public breast-feeding” (Sept. 8): After watching Gen. David Petreaus and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker testify to Congress for the past two days, we now know President Bush’s Iraqi exit strategy: Stay the course, run out the clock, and let the next president figure it out! – Richard Buratti Northridge A point in rhyme Breast-feeding is natural; so is urinating. Should people be allowed to relieve themselves anywhere they want because it’s “natural”? Maybe it’s time for everyone to consider each other’s feelings. The world will surely be a better place. – Cindy Trujillo Palmdale Opposite effect I generally support the causes championed by the MoveOn folks, but the latest ad they ran attacking Gen. Petraeus showed terrible judgment and was extremely distasteful. If MoveOn was trying to win hearts and minds for pulling out of Iraq, they accomplished just the opposite by attacking the general’s integrity. I understand how frustrating the Iraq war has been to both sides of the issue, but it wouldn’t it be more productive for us to concentrate on finding solutions to the Iraq war than spending energy venting our emotions? – Rhod Zimmerman West Hills Consider feelings I nursed both my babies, one for a year and the other for six months. I rarely found myself in a situation where I had to breast-feed in public as I arranged my outings around my babies’ schedules. But on the occasions when I did have to nurse in public settings, it was never a big deal to drape a small blanket over my shoulder for privacy. I just think it’s kind to consider other people’s feelings, and being a nursing mother didn’t make the world all about me! – Christine Norton Valencia Unrealistic idea Re “Promises, promises” (Our opinions, Sept. 10): The Daily News is misinformed in its editorial calling for more regionalization in our air transportation planning. First, according to studies just prior to Sept. 11, 2001, when LAX volume reached its highest level, 90 percent of rush-hour traffic on the 405 Freeway was unrelated to LAX. Peak-load hours at LAX are between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., which is the ideal time to use the 405 Freeway between the South Bay and Sepulveda Pass. Second, absent taxpayer subsidies, it is unrealistic to expect airlines to serve Palmdale Airport until that area can sustain air commerce. It is 35 miles farther from its market than the most distant airport in the United States. Ontario has proven to be a viable option because millions of people live in or near the Inland Empire. – Robert L. Rodine Chairman, Aviation Committee Valley Industry & Commerce Association Important anniversary Calvin Coolidge said, “The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom.” Does anyone remember that Sept. 17 is the 220th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution? Does anyone care? We are guaranteed the freedoms we enjoy today by this historic document. Let us never forget how this country began and the price that the Revolutionary War patriots paid for our freedom. – Julie Stranges Chatsworth Smart global growth Re “State must face tsunami of growth” (Sept. 10): Mark Cromer fails to think globally. He plans to control California’s population in isolation. Immigration from Mexico and Central America helps to reduce the growth of the world population because city dwellers have smaller families than subsistence farmers. This migration also helps to reduce world poverty. California can support a much larger population without infringing on either wilderness or farmland. In the center of Los Angeles, new structures should be 100 or 200 stories, instead of 56. And if we want the new residents to use the subway, just tell the developers to stop supplying parking to the residents. We should be investing in subways, not freeways. If we make the right choices, we could make a great contribution to solving the world’s problems with population, poverty and the environment. – Ron McMullen Chairman, Social and Economic Justice Committee, SEIU Local 721 Mission Hills160Want 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

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Incredible World Cup stat Tottenham and Chelsea fans will want to hear

first_img 5 There is now a 50% chance that a Tottenham player will be the man to step up and lift the World Cup on July 15, and a 25% chance it will be a Chelsea player.This is because, of the four teams left in the tournament, two of their captains play for Spurs, while one plays for the Blues. 5 5 Harry Kane is England’s skipper Of course, this doesn’t account for each teams actual odds of winning the tournament, and just takes their chances at a base rate of 25%, however it is still an interesting prospect nonetheless.England’s captain is Tottenham’s Harry Kane and he would assume responsibility of lifting the trophy, should the Three Lions win their two remaining matches. Germany’s captain Philipp Lahm lifted the trophy in 2014 Hugo Lloris would lift the trophy for France getty center_img 5 While you might be surprised to hear it, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is Belgium’s captain.The Blues star leads his country, despite them having the likes of Vincent Kompany among their ranks. Eden Hazard wears the armband for Belgium France meanwhile are lead by another Spurs man, Hugo Lloris, and he would be the man to claim the honour should his side go all the way. The only way a non-Premier League player can lift the trophy this year is if Croatia now go on to win the entire tournament.Their skipper is Real Madrid man Luka Modric. 5 Luka Modric is the captain of Croatialast_img read more

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Hearts and Hibernian set for disciplinary action over derby confrontation

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY RANKED Latest Football News Hibernian boss Neil Lennon ADVICE Both clubs have until next Monday to respond to the charge, with a principal hearing set for Thursday, November 15. huge blow REVEALED center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED no dice BEST OF The clubs have been charged with breaching rule 204, which carries a maximum fine of £10,000 in cases where “three or more players and/or members of team staff from one team are involved in a confrontation with opposing players and/or members of team staff of the opposing team during and/or directly after a match”.The 0-0 draw was overshadowed by violent scenes which saw Hibs boss Neil Lennon struck with a coin, Jambos goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal the victim of punch to the face from a visiting supporter and both linesmen also targeted by missiles thrown from the terracing.One of the incidents under scrutiny from SFA compliance officer Clare Whyte was sparked when Leith striker Flo Kamberi collided with Hearts midfielder Oliver Bozanic, earning the Swiss striker a second yellow card. shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Hearts and Hibernian face a stiff financial penalty after both clubs were charged with a mass confrontation during last week’s controversial Edinburgh derby.The capital duo have each been issued with notices of complaints from the Scottish Football Association following two second-half flash-points at Tynecastle.last_img read more

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first_imgA Donegal woman whose house was burgled had to drive a Garda to her home because he didn’t have access to a patrol car.The woman arrived to find her home in Manorcunningham wrecked after it had been entered by burglars.The woman contacted her husband who told her to contact the Gardai. When she did so she was told by Gardai in Newtowncunningham that they did not have access to a patrol car at the time.The woman then went and collected the Garda who carried out an investigation into the crime.The situation has been slammed by local county councillor Paul Canning who said the area is drastically undermanned by Gardai“This is a terrible situation when something like this has to happen in order for a crime to be investigated. “I am not blaming the Gardai but something drastic needs to be done.“We have a situation where we only have one patrol car between a number of stations and it’s juts not good enough,” he slammed.When asked to comment on the matter, a spokesman for the Garda press office said they did not comment on third party reports.Manorcunningham has been hit by a spate of crime in recent weeks including the burglary of a blind pensioner, the robbery of a chip shop and the theft of three cars form Colm Dillon Car sales. WOMAN HAD TO DRIVE GARDA TO HER BURGLED HOME BECAUSE NO PATROL CAR AVAILABLE was last modified: July 3rd, 2012 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:GardaNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more


Post Office closures are the start of government’s ‘dangerous anti-rural policy’ – Pat the Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle has hit out at the Government over the latest rural Post Office controversy.The Donegal Deputy has called on the Government to wake up to the fact that there is life beyond Dublin and realise that rural life is at risk if Post Office services are withdrawn from towns and villages.Thirteen Donegal communities have been shocked to learn today that their Post Offices are to close under the latest An Post scheme which was approved by the Government. The affected areas on the list are: Bunbeg, Gortahork, Dunfanaghy, Quigley’s Point, Ballyliffin, Ballymagan, Burnfoot, Kindrum, Churchill, Culkeeny, Dunaff and Dunkineely. Pat the Cope has strongly criticised the list, saying that this is a policy decision of a ‘Government that simply does not know or understand rural life’.Pat the Cope said: “Earlier I had warned that many closures could result from this poorly thought out policy of Leo Varadkar’s Government but the full extent of the closures is devastating and will result in many villages and towns being left without a Post Office. “It is not terribly long since in the Dáil that Government Ministers were giving absolute commitments that not one single Post Office would close on their watch – these words ring hollow today with 13 due to close in Donegal alone.”Pat the Cope added, “This entire policy of the Government and An Post has been a cloak and dagger approach, with An Post ordinarily offering a normal redundancy package to the various Post Offices but with the added sting which was if accepted then no replacement Post Office would be allowed in that area. “This policy should never had been given Government approval especially in rural areas where little or no public transport exists – in urban areas Post Office will be allowed every 2 km, but in rural areas the distance permitted is up to 15 km apart.  It is self-evident that the rurally based Ministers of this Government sitting at cabinet were asleep when the details of this Post Office Scheme were approved by Cabinet.“The terms of this scheme are far too blunt with its one size fits all approach and the policy is entirely anti rural in that it is more adversely affecting rural areas than urban areas. Time and time again this Government has failed to rural proof its policies – in rural areas where we have lesser populated areas, it is necessary to provide a social and economic dimension to policy not simply one based on a business model. It is this cold business and indifferent business approach of this Government that is ultimately destroying rural Ireland whereby if it is not making money, abolish it, regardless of the service need or social provision of what they abolish.Pat the Cope challenged the Government to revisit this ‘policy disaster’ in relation to Post Office closures in rural areas and to put in place a ‘rural friendly amendment’ to the policy which will allow Post office services to be provided in these 13 areas affected by these imminent closures of their local Post Offices. Pat the Cope added: “Transport connectivity  and ease of access to the next nearest Post office  must be a factor when closing a post office, it is also necessary to look at the area’s population both local and tourist potential before closure is considered, other factors such as location of next nearest Bank must also be considered before closure is allowed. “Fundamentally, this is the Government admitting publicly that living in these rural communities will not be supported by the State and that is the beginning of a very dangerous anti rural policy. “Fianna Fáil believes that the Department should initiate a Public Service Obligation (PSO) to keep these at risk post offices open and to maintain the post office network at current levels in order to save our rural way of living in our different communities.“Minister Naughten cannot allow these decisions to be made solely on the basis of profit margins. Rural post offices deliver a service that cannot be measured in profit and loss. “The population demographics must also be considered. Policies which are based on shear business models will only result in one thing in rural Ireland and that is the complete eventual shut down of services and social living standards in our rural communities throughout Donegal.“The Government must now at this late stage awake from their slumber and finally realise there is life beyond the Red Cow Junction in west Dublin, but if they fail to change this policy then life in many rural villages and towns in Donegal will have changed totally and will reduce living standards of rural communities in the short time ahead,” concluded Pat the Cope.Post Office closures are the start of government’s ‘dangerous anti-rural policy’ – Pat the Cope was last modified: August 2nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:An PostPat The Cope Gallagherport officeslast_img read more

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