first_imgDIstrict Governor Akilad Allen…Ends week-long visit to LiberiaThe District Governor for District 9101 of Rotary International, Akiladi Allen, has called for collaboration between Rotary Clubs in Liberia, the government and other institutions.Mr. Allen said through their collaborative efforts, Rotarians will undertake initiatives that will impact the lives of the people.He thanked members of the four Rotary Clubs in Liberia for services they continue to render the Liberians and foreign residents.Allen said in the absence of collaboration, Rotarians in Liberia will not easily reach out to the hundreds of thousands of people across the country that are desperately in need of help.“One of the ways Rotary Clubs in Liberia can be successful in the accomplishment of their services is to share with government and other institutions what they are venturing into”, Mr. Allen said.He spoke on Thursday, September 27, in Monrovia during a reception held in his honor by members of the Rotary Clubs of Monrovia, Sinkor, Harper and Gbarnga. He urged Rotarians to focus on retaining the current membership of the four Rotary Clubs in the country than establishing new clubs.“I am not against the establishment of new clubs in Liberia; what I want you [Rotarians] to do is to retain the existing membership by helping other clubs that are struggling to bring them to a level where they push forward in doing those things involve with Rotary International,” Allen cautioned fellow Rotarians.He said he was impressed with the level of work Rotarians are doing in the country, and therefore called on the Rotary Clubs of Monrovia and Sinkor, who are grounded to strengthen the other two clubs — in Harper, Maryland County and in Gbarnga, Bong County.Mr. Allen: “It may not be surprising to you Rotarians in Liberia that through your hard work, coupled with dedication and commitment, one of you can become president for Rotary International.”While in the country, Allen toured several projects of the Rotary Clubs of Monrovia, Sinkor and Gbarnga respectively.Allen arrived in the country on Wednesday, September 25 to assess activities of Rotary Clubs in Liberia and departs the country today, October 1.During his visit, he met with some state actors, and relevant United Nations Organizations and toured most of Rotary Clubs’ projects where they are carrying out interventions.Currently, there are four clubs in Liberia that are working together in getting Rotary International’s goals accomplished.The clubs are working with their international partners on many projects. They were actively involved in fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country, and are supporting the fight to eradicate polio, water and sanitation initiative, basic education and literacy, maternal and child health, economic and community development and peace and conflict prevention.In August this year, the Rotary Clubs in Liberia worked with their counterpart, Rotaplast International, an international medical team from the United States, a sub group of Rotary International, to carry out free medical reconstructive surgeries for more than 60 Liberians who would have otherwise not have the opportunity to have such serious surgeries.Rotary International District 9101 comprises ten countries in West Africa. And these countries are Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau and La Cote d’Ivoire.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA seminar held at the Grand Coastal Hotel at Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on Wednesday is seeking to accelerate the Government’s Green ‘economy’ agenda in the regions.United Nations Resident Coordinator Mikiko TanakaThe Administration and the United Nations (UN) Environment Programme have partnered to host the one-day awareness forum on the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS).Region Four Chairperson Genevieve Allen explained that the forum, the first of its kind, targets a wide cross-section of local government officials in order to promote leadership and ownership of the strategy.Allen urged the participants to emulate the recommendations of the workshop and to implement them in their respective communities, in order to propel the Government’s agenda.“We will hope that you will not allow the conversation to conclude within these walls, but that you take this conversation to all the corners of Guyana, that you will engage all the stakeholders, constituencies at all levels within your community so that coming out of these deliberations, we can have contribution for inclusion in the GSDS,” the Regional Chairperson said.Director of the Department of Environment, Ministry of the Presidency, Ndibi SchwiersUN Resident Coordinator Mikiko Tanaka said that though this was the starting point of the countrywide awareness workshop, the strategy could be considered quite ambitious.Meanwhile, Ndibi Schwiers, Director of the Department of Environment, Ministry of the Presidency, said that the focus of the GSDS created a different pathway for the country regarding its coming oil production market as opposed to other countries that did not implement policies to safeguard their environment.“We have the benefit, or we have the gift of hindsight. We are in a very fortunate position as we can now learn from those societies. We can do what they did not do, the Green State Development Strategy is intended to bring together all of our sector policies and various sector strategies,” Schwiers said.She added that the lack of policies and strategies when dealing with the economy and development of a country could lead to a catastrophe hence the implementation of the GSDS.Region Four Chairperson Genevieve AllenSchwiers reiterated that using the GSDS would holistically ensure that benefits are reaped from the country’s resources as a way to guarantee the good life for future generations.The aim of the GSDS is to guide the country’s economic and socio-cultural development by diversifying the economy, and reducing dependence on traditional sectors, while creating new sustainable income and investment opportunities.This Strategy also aims to achieve the goals set in Agenda 2030 – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to attain the establishment of a Green Economy assured by the Government. (DPI)last_img read more

first_imgGuyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) opened its first Triennial Delegates Conference on Tuesday evening in the Bertram Hamilton Auditorium of the Union’s Woolford Avenue, Georgetown headquarters.A section of the gathering at the launching of the GTU’s first Triennial Delegates ConferenceThe conference will conclude on Friday. GTU’s membership is being represented by delegates from all three counties – Essequibo, Berbice and Demerara.President of the GTU, Mark Lyte in his address, said that the Union is proud to be recognised as one of the oldest and most vocal trade unions in Guyana.He is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that there has been an improved relationship between the Education Ministry and the GTU. He said that the Union recognises that healthy partnerships are paramount to any successful partnership.He added that as a stakeholder in the delivery of education to the Guyanese populace, the GTU is committed to ensuring that regular meetings are held and decisions taken, are carried. He said that there must be a continued collaboration between all stakeholders in the education sector to ensure the smooth implementation of policies.Further, the GTU President said that the Union has experienced several achievements over the last three years. He said that several of those achievements were directly related to the honouring of specifics agreed to in the last Memorandum of Agreement between the Ministry of Education and the GTU.Regarding the business of the Triennial Delegates Conference, Lyte said that the event seeks to engage each participant in meaningful discussions so that the future of the Union can be brighter.“As a union, we are not limiting ourselves to trade union matters but also to the business of education and the relevant changes we need to vehemently support which are critical to the advancement of an educated nation,” DPI quoted him as saying.Education Minister, Nicolette Henry in delivering her message said that the contributions of teachers and the GTU to the development of Guyana are recognised and respected.She said that with this recognition, like so many other countries, Guyana is working assiduously to strengthen its human and social development platform and that a key part of this effort is the preparation of empowerment of citizens with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to realise sustainable development.She said that the Ministry is aware that the Guyana Teachers’ Union has responsibility for ensuring that the working conditions and welfare of teachers are satisfactorily met.Moreover, Minister Henry noted that this year, the two parties are back at the negotiating table working towards even more favourable outcomes.During the opening session, the GTU showed its appreciation for those members that have made significant contributions by distributing several awards. There was also the awarding of the Presidential Medal to three members. Those members that have passed away were also remembered.last_img read more

first_imgAccording to Ewing, an Alaska man acquired the recording while serving in the armed forces overseas. It was a common practice in the 1950s for the networks to send kinescopes – made by using a movie camera to film a television broadcast directly off the screen – of the World Series to U.S. forces to watch, with the condition that they be destroyed afterward. The Larsen game managed to survive, and from Alaska made its way to an Oregon flea market, where a collector noticed it and notified Ewing. Ewing, of Naperville, Ill., didn’t show it publicly or reproduce it for fear of having it pirated, he said. He said he has approached the major networks as well as YES, the Yankees’ television network, but has not reached a deal to have the game shown on TV. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It will be the first time Larsen and Berra have seen the game since they played in it. “I’m anxious to see it,” Berra said Thursday. “I want to hear the play-by-play, see the commercials. It got a lot of reaction from people, it was amazing. A lot of them said they saw it and want to see it again.” The 80 tickets, priced at $300 each, sold out “in a hurry,” according to David Kaplan, the museum’s director. Nostalgia buffs are coming from as far away as Seattle and Kansas City, he said. A portion of the ticket sales will go to the museum and to the Don Larsen Foundation, which donates to several charities, including the ALS Association. “It’ll be just like playing hooky from school and going home and sitting in your living room and watching the game on television, with the original commercials,” Ewing said. The broadcast found its way into Ewing’s hands via a circuitous path. Then, an Illinois sports film collector revealed last year that in the early 1990s he had acquired a kinescope of the television broadcast that featured all but the first inning of Game 5 between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Yankees. Tonight, Doak Ewing will show the recording in public for the first time, to an audience at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center at Montclair State University that will include Larsen, Berra and Bob Wolff, who did the original radio broadcast. center_img NEWARK, N.J. – It is one of sport’s most enduring images: New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaping into Don Larsen’s arms after the final out of the pitcher’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. For decades, it also was considered one of the few images that survived from that day – black-and-white highlight reels of the last inning were common, but footage from the original broadcast of the entire game was assumed to be lost forever. last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, estimated by Forbes magazine to be worth $820 million, wants to buy the Carolina Panthers and become the first African American owner of an NFL team © AFP/File / MARK RALSTONNEW YORK, United States, Dec 19 – With racial tensions casting a pall over American football, rap mogul Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers and become the first African American owner of an NFL team.The New York rapper, estimated by Forbes magazine to be worth $820 million, voiced his interest as Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson stepped down in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. “I would like to buy the @Panthers. Spread the word,” tweeted Diddy, who is also known as Puff Daddy and whose real name is Sean Combs.“There are no majority African American NFL owners. Let’s make history,” he wrote.After Diddy’s initial tweets late Sunday, two African American sporting stars said they wanted to join his bid — Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry.Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, began a movement of players kneeling rather than holding their hearts during the national anthem as a protest against police brutality and other racial injustices in the United States.Kaepernick no longer has a job — retaliation, his supporters say, for his outspoken politics — and President Donald Trump has seized on the issue, demanding that owners punish athletes who do not stand for the anthem.Colin Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, began a movement of players kneeling rather than holding their hearts during the national anthem as a protest against police brutality and racial injustices in the US © GETTY/AFP/File / Matt WinkelmeyerAmid Trump’s attacks on the athletes, Curry, a history-making shooter for the Golden State Warriors, said he would not want to visit the White House with his NBA championship-winning team.While more than two-thirds of players in the National Football League are black, only one team has an owner who is an ethnic minority — the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are owned by Pakistani-born tycoon Shahid Khan.Only one team in all of professional sports has a black owner — the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, whose controling interest is held by basketball legend Michael Jordan.Still, Diddy would face forbidding odds to buy the Panthers. The move would need approval from other NFL owners, some of whom might be loath to a deal that gives a role to Kaepernick.The hard-living Diddy has also had his own share of controversy, including his arrest on weapons charges after a 1999 shooting at a New York club, although he was acquitted.Diddy, 48, was ranked the world’s top-paid celebrity on the last Forbes list in June, raking in $130 million in the previous year.Outside of music, his business empire includes fashion lines and a stake in French-made Ciroc vodka.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The schedule of dates for Regular Council Meetings has been approved by Council.Monday, January 13, 2020, and Monday, January 27, 2020Monday, February 10, 2020, and Monday, February 24, 2020Monday, March 9, 2020, and Monday, March 23, 2020Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and Monday, April 27, 2020Monday, May 11, 2020, and Monday, May 25, 2020Monday, June 8, 2020, and Monday, June 22, 2020Monday, July 13, 2020, and Monday, July 27, 2020Monday, August 10, 2020, and Monday, August 24, 2020Monday, September 14, 2020, and Tuesday, October 13, 2020Monday, October 26, 2020, and Monday, November 9, 2020Monday, November 23, 2020, and Monday, December 14, 2020For a list of Agendas and Minutes; CLICK HERE – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia FC attacking midfielder Francis Kahata during a training session at Everton FC’s Finch Farm ground on November 4, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, Jun 18 – Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Kahata is set to leave the club after his contract comes to an end at the close of this month, and the former Thika United man says he exits as a proud man.With Gor Mahia, the playmaker who joined in from Thika United has won the Kenyan Premier League title every year since he came in apart from 2016 when they lost it to Tusker after being docked three points for crowd trouble. This year, he was a key member of the team that saw Gor progress to the quarter finals of the CAF Confederations Cup for the first time in the club’s history.“I believe I have done my job well here at the club together with my teammates. Gor has been like my second home since leaving Thika and I believe that I have given them my best in all those three years we have won the title back to back,” Kahata told Capital Sports.He added; “I still believe that it is a good team with good players and they are capable of retaining the title in the new season as well and doing well in the CAF competitions.Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Kahata vies for the ball against a Petro Atletico player during their CAF Confederations Cup Group D match at the Kasarani Stadium on March 17, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe creative midfielder has been a subject of interest from Tanzanian giants Simba SC with several North African clubs also circling around for his signature.He was on the verge of leaving the club at the start of last season for Algerian outfit CS Constantine but the deal fell through in the last minutes. Kahata has previously also had a short stint with Albanian side KF Tirana before returning home to Thika United.But, he says he will not make a decision on his future just yet, but will do so after the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which kicks off on July 21 in Cairo, Egypt.Kahata is in Kenya’s 23-man squad for the competition and will be expected to play a starting role having been a core part of the team that qualified.“It is such an honor being in this squad because there are so many players who were competing. Focus now for me is to do well for the team. It is prestigious being in the AFCON for the first time in 15 years and as a team, we will go out there to do our best,” Kahata commented.Harambee Stars Midfielder Francis Kahata attempts to close down a Madagascar opponent during their friendly match at the Stade Robert Bobin in Paris, France on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I could say this is a dream come true for me to be in this squad. We have tried and failed before but this time, we got it right,” he further stated.Stars have been camping in Paris, France at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis for the last three weeks and will travel to Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday evening ahead of the tournament’s opening ceremony on Friday.The midfielder says the camp in France has done them a world of good and believes the team leaves for France a better side.“Training has been great and everyone is happy. The facilities that are here are world class and our minds have been focused because everyone knows what we want as a team. Everyday has been a learning process and we also thank the Federation for ensuring as players, everything is catered for,” Kahata notes.Kenya is pooled in Group C with Senegal, Algeria and neighbors Tanzania, and the team has a minimum target of getting to the round of 16, something Kahata believes it is a possibility.Harambee Stars Midfielder Francis Kahata during a training session at the National Rugby Centre in Paris, France on June 11, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is a very tough group but if we can get points from Senegal and Algeria, I believe that will place us at a prime position to get to the round of 16. I believe we have a very good team and we have built a strong outfit to enable us achieve what we have set out to do,” he added.He has asked fans to rally behind the team at their AFCON campaign and promised they will repay their loyalty with success at the tournament.“I thank the fans for sticking with us all through from the qualifiers. All players who will get a chance to play at AFCON will give their best knowing they are representing the over 40million Kenyans. We want to give the fans something to be happy about,” Kahata noted.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img1 Valencia have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the race for Marseille hotshot Michy Batshuayi.The 22-year-old has emerged as one of the most promising centre-forwards of his kind in European football after hitting eight goals in just 13 Ligue 1 outings this term.His form has been even more remarkable considering Marseille are struggling in 16th place in the table – and he scored just nine in the whole of last season.Arsenal and Chelsea are big fans of the Belgian, who arrived in the south of France from Standard Liege in August of last year.Marseille paid under £5m for Batshuayi but they now insist they can net around £35m if they sell him in the current market.And, according to reports in Spain, Valencia have not been put off by the high asking price and are lining up a January bid to test the French club’s resolve to keep hold of the striker. Michy Batshuayi last_img read more

first_imgGaelic for Mothers and others at 8.15 on Wed New Players are welcome come along for the fun and of course fitnessLadies training as Norm Wed and Fri new players welcomeMen Training continues as Normal new players welcomeThe Club presentation night will be held shortly details to followThanks to Everyone who attend the Easter Camp and A big thanks to All who helped out especially our younger club members .Well done to all our players who represented the Club at county Level at the weekend keep up the good work .Any managers who wish to have notes includedContact PRO Mairead 0872140060GAA NEWS: GAELIC FOR MOTHERS AND OTHERS AT CONVOY! was last modified: April 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:convoyGAASportlast_img read more

first_imgSnow-covered roads at Ballyare outside Ramelton this morning.UPDATED 12.10pm: Drivers are warned to exercise extreme caution following a fall of snow across the county this morning.Warnings are coming in off heavy snow falling across Inishowen including Carndonagh and Buncrana. Other areas being affected include Creeslough and Milford.Met Eireann has warned the falls are the first of what could be a number in the next two days as temperatures plummet. Snowfalls overnight were washed away by rain but further snow just before rush-hour caused some delays for motorists.Although most roads are passable, motorists have been warned that there is ice in many places and to drive carefully and at a reasonable speed.Met Eireann has issued an orange weather alert with Donegal and Leitrim expected to be hit by the heaviest falls of snow.There are no reports of any major accidents as a result of the freezing weather.  MORE SNOW FORECAST AS DRIVERS WARNED TO TAKE EXTRA CARE was last modified: February 11th, 2014 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:donegalsnowlast_img read more