The Ministry of Youth and Sports has reminded the Standing Committees on Youth and Sports at the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate on the proposed raise in the County Meet budget from US$500,000 to US$1M.Assistant Sports Minister Murvee Gray told newsmen Monday that the increment is a ‘win-win’ situation amidst the growing momentum to re-brand the annual sports event for the broader participation.He said the Ministry’s appeal is in consonance with his ministry’s meetings with the Youth and Sports Committees from both houses and with some Representatives and Senators, including Reps. Geraldine Doe-Sherrif, Henry Yallah, Ballah Zayzay, Adolph Lawrence and Ben Fofana among others. Minister Gray said the increment will foster infrastructure development; improve temporary job scheme for players and technicians as well as their transportation and accommodation. The US$1m, if approved, will also encourage the addition of disciplines which target youths who are actively involved in the games, he said.For the past three years, about US$500,000 has been allotted for the County Meet; and the US$21,000 disbursed for preparation fees for all of the five disciplines of football, athletics, basketball, volleyball and kickball has sparked outcries from County Sports Coordinators and Superintendents on. About 50% is disbursed to counties prior to the preliminary stage and the remainder is expended based on qualification to the next round.Counties hosting the games in the preliminary rounds also complained of the meagre US$10,000 given them to advance their facilities in preparation.“The US$21,000 for five disciplines is not enough, taking into consideration training kits, transportation, accommodation, feeding and per diem amongst other [expenses],” Assistant Minister Gray said.Meanwhile information from the Standing Committees on Youth and Sports at the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate hinted to the Daily Observer that an increase in the budget could get a positive hearing because of the County Meet’s unique transformation since its inception, with the youths taking center stage in the process.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Fifty-year-old Rudolph Adams of Mocha, East Bank Demerara was on Wednesday driving motorcycle CH 3068 along the East Coast Demerara Public Road with 31-year-old Brian Murray of Haslington, ECD as his pillion rider.While at Golden Grove, a motor car driven by a 31-year-old man of Nabaclis reportedly collided with the motorcycle, causing it to crash into a parked vehicle.The impact sent Adams and Murray flying for some distance before sustaining a rough landing on the roadway.They were picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they were admitted and are nursing their injuries. The car driver, however, has been taken into Police custody as they continue their investigations into the accident.
The 106th anniversary of Rose Hall Estate Martyrs was on Wednesday observed with a wreath laying ceremony at the monument site at Rose Hall, East Canje.It was on March 13, 1913, that 15 indentured labourers attached to the Rose Hall Estate were killed by Police and were buried in a mass grave during their bid for a better life.A relative of one of the martyrs lying wreath at the memorial site in East Canje of WednesdayThe workers were Motey Khan; Bholay; Sohan; Hulas; Badri; Jugai; Sadula; Sarjoo; Lalji; Durga; Gafur; Roopan; Juggoo; Nibur; and Gobindei, the lone female. In an effort to improve the conditions on the sugar plantation, the labourers had protested the retraction of a four-day holiday awarded to them for a grinding season.On January 28, the Manager reportedly changed his mind and ordered them to go to work because he had some planting to do. Some were inclined while others were dissuaded from following the orders. Seven men were served summonses to attend court. The Manager asked that they pay for the cost of the summons. The workers agreed to pay it in instalments but the Manager rejected the suggestion. The problem escalated from that point.The Rose Hall Martyrs monument at Rose Hall, East Canje, BerbiceWhen the court date came, hundreds of immigrant workers proceeded to the Reliance Magistrate’s Court where the labourers were found guilty of instigating resistance to work. This ruling angered workers which led to protests. Management subsequently threatened to transfer the protesting families to distant plantations and in response, the sugar workers protested even further. On March 13 of that year, colonial Police attempted to follow up on warrants, which had been issued for the leaders of the protest, but after the workers resisted, the Police opened fire, injuring 56 persons and killing 15 workers.These workers were then remembered as the Rose Hall Martyrs. The remembrance service on Wednesday was organised by the Social Cohesion Ministry.
10 years ago, 74.8 per cent of Aboriginal students in School District 60 graduated with a Dogwood diploma within six years of starting Grade 8. That rate plummeted to 43.8 per cent in 2013/2013. At the same time, the graduation rate in Fort Nelson has drastically increased to 87.1 per cent – the best among northern school districts. That’s up 47 per cent from just 40.1 per cent of School District 81 Aboriginal students completing high school in six years in 2002/2003. School District 59 has also seen an increase of nearly 17 per cent, from 42.4 per cent to 59.2. – Advertisement -Province-wide, the Aboriginal student completion rate has increased 72 per cent over 2002/2013 with 3,319 graduating last year. All three school districts in northeast B.C. have Aboriginal Education Advancement Agreements that include partnerships with local Aboriginal communities to share in making decisions and setting goals.Advertisement
The RCMP say members of the team are highly trained and have access to a range of advanced equipment to assist in their underwater searches.Earlier this week the RCMP announced they would scall back the search for Schmegelsky and McLeod in Northern Manitoba. In the next Province, the OPP have been investigating several tips that the pair is now in that Province. So far the OPP have not been able to confirm the tips.Police continue to stress, that if you believe you’ve seen Kam McLeod and Bryer Schemelsky, contact your local police department immediately or 911. Sightings have been posted to social media before being shared with the RCMP, that has caused delays in the investigation.According to MyGrandePrairieNow.com, the RCMP have confirmed the pair were seen in a Fairview Gas Station on July 20. The sighting was not reported to the RCMP until several days later. This is the second confirmed sighting of the pair in Alberta.Advertisement The last confirmed sighting of the pair was on July 22 in Gillam Manitoba. The pair are wanted in connection with three homicides in Northern B.C. that all occurred during the week of July 15, 2019. GILLAM, M.B. – The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team has finished searching the Nelson River for any signs of Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.The RCMP say they will not be conducting any further dives in the area and Police have now set up a roadblock near Sundance Manitoba. Sundance is Northeast of Gillam along the Nelson River.The Underwater Recovery Team has completed their work following the discovery of a boat on the shore of the Nelson River. They will not be conducting any additional dives. A police roadblock has been put in place today in the Sundance, MB, area for ongoing search efforts. #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/mKSR7xieVh— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 5, 2019- Advertisement -On Sunday the RCMP confirmed they called in Underwater Recovery Team on Friday after finding RCMP officers searching from a helicopter, located a damaged aluminum boat on the shore of the Nelson River.Based on this new information, five members of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) were immediately deployed. They arrived in Gillam on Saturday, August 3rd, and did some underwater searches on Sunday.Advertisement
1 Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao Manchester United’s on-loan striker Radamel Falcao insists he has not lost his desire to succeed at the club despite his bit-part role under boss Louis Van Gaal.The Colombian star has scored just four goals in 22 appearances for the Red Devils and hasn’t featured in the starting line-up since last month’s 2-0 victory over Sunderland.It appears there is little chance United will opt to make Falcao’s loan move from Monaco permanent at the end of the season but the player insists he has not given up hope.In quotes carried by the Manchester Evening News from an interview with Colombian radio station Radio Caracol, Falcao said: “I just need to play.“I can’t let myself get worried, I need to be prepared to take the opportunity when it comes.“I am happy at the club and with how the fans and my teammates have treated me. I will keep fighting until the end at Manchester United.”Falcao is currently on international duty preparing for his country’s friendly games in Bahrain and Kuwait.And the 29-year-old, who was recently linked with a shock switch rivals club Liverpool, appeared to acknowledge that he would need certain assurances in the increasingly unlikely event United move to extend his Old Trafford stay.“When the championship finishes, of course I will sit down, analyse things and decide what is best for me,” Falcao added.“Obviously I need to find a place where I have continuity and where I can play.“I am totally focused on the club. There are eight games left and anything can happen.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“Unfortunately, what will happen is the same thing with all of these types of programs is that people who have pretty much useless firearms, many of them will not function or are so old to be unsafe, worthless pieces of junk, that will be turned in for a gift card,” said Sam Paredes of Gun Owners of California. “Who can hardly blame somebody for trading in a piece of junk for something of value?” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Guns-for-gift-card exchanges will be held in Compton Saturday and Sunday in an attempt to reduce gang violence in the city, though the program’s effectiveness has been questioned. People turning in a gun to sheriff’s personnel will receive a $50 gift card to Best Buy, Home Depot, Ralphs or Target. In addition, $100 gift cards will be given for each of the first 50 guns turned in. About 400 guns were turned in at a similar exchange in 2005, according to Sgt. Rich Pena of the sheriff’s Compton Station. A figure from last year’s exchanges was not available. In a 2006 interview, the executive director of political committee dedicated to preserving rights of gun owners and electing pro-law enforcement candidates called the guns-for-card exchanges “nothing more than a really nice, feel-good measure to try to make people feel like this is a positive step, but the fact of the matter is there is probably minus zero number of criminals who are going to give up their firearms in order to get a gift card.”
Donegal athletes excel at National Indoor Championships: A busy weekend with the priority the National Junior /u 23 indoor champs at Athlone IT.John Kelly has had a remarkable career to this point and today on the back of heavy training he got out to a winning 17.68m in the shot 5m ahead of his nearest rival and the Lyit student now has Scottish champs very much as his focus, a further study will indicate that this is 1m ahead of where he was at in 2014 at this time. Arlene Crossan had a pb 5.64m to win the long jump and the talented Loreto student really can go way out to 6m or therabouts if she continues to build relentlessly in this discipline . An indication of her all round ability a silver in 400m 59.02 and first things first nice to see her banging out a 58 low in the coming weeks . Liam Mc Devitt whose local connnection is with Kilcar born in England former professional soccer player now a student at St Marys University College , Twickenham . His debut in Irish competition netted a 51.12 400m u 23 silver but he has a sub 50 a few weeks ago so we look forward to his progress . Blathnaid Patton a bronze 10.82m triple medal but you would like to report a 11m plus return but it will come . Today top 3 reads 11.67,11.60 and Blathnaid 10.82m . Well done to Shannon Mc Laughlin who narrowly failed to Q for 400m final .Congrats to Mountcharles native Karl Griffin competing with Ucd a 800m u 23 victory .We reported a 4.35m pole vault clearance by Tori Pena in U S and Teresa Mc Gloin in the Raheny 5 mile 7th while refreshing to note a number of our young athletes in UUJ jumps meet important in view of the Ulster 12–19 champs in Magherafelt next weekend . A 5.67 long jump added to by a 1.65 high by Sommer Lecky but big shout out to coaches Niall and Paul Wilkinson for undertaking this competition with their athletes .Next weekend as related to its the Ulster underage Saturday/Sunday . 82 have been entered by Finn Valley ac and interest is at an all time high . ATHLETICS NEWS: KARL GRIFFIN WINS 800M AT NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: January 25th, 2015 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:athleticsNoticespicture specialSport
DUNGLOE caused the shock of the Championship by coming from behind and dumping holders Glenswilly out of the tournament in a topsy-turvy clash at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny today.Dungloe’s Adrian Sweeney pointed three times in a row, to firstly level the game and then to put them two points ahead.And then a poor kick-out gifted Dungloe a goal as Conor Greene went through to make it 2-07 to 0-08. Glenswilly had stormed four points ahead at the start of the second half, with Donegal captain Michael Murphy – the victim of persistent fouling – converting a free after being fouled again.Darren McGinley and Oisin Crawford took points to make it 0-08 to 0-04 for the Glen men.But Dungloe, to their credit, began to play some good football and levelled with two quick scores.Noel McBride fisted the ball home for a goal before sub Adrian Sweeney pointed the first of three points to tie the match. Dungloe had to finish the game with 14 men after Martin Redmond was sent off, but their two goals was enough to see them through to the quarter-finals.Glenswilly had been a point ahead at O’Donnell Park at half-time, leading 0-05 to 0-04.Points from Glenswilly’s county stars had them ahead.Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher hit a point each – with Gary McFadden hitting three.Gerard Walsh, Sean Sharkey (2) and Adrian Sweeney responded for Dungloe. It had been a poor game with lots of off-the-ball incidents and several melees, with both Murphy and Gallagher given yellow cards –GAA: SHOCK AS DUNGLOE DUMP GLENSWILLY OUT OF CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: October 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegal gaa championshipdungloeglenswillysenior football
A CO Donegal man is one of three people who have pleaded not guilty today to charges relating to Anglo Irish Bank.William McAteer, 63, from Auburn Villas, Rathgar in Dublin and originally from Rathmullan appeared at the Central Criminal Court this morning.Mr McAteer (pictured) is charged with 16 counts of providing unlawful assistance to 16 individuals in July 2008 to buy shares in the former Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Plc. He replied ‘not guilty’ to each of the charges when they were put to him.Sean FitzPatrick, 65, from Whitshed Road Greystones in Co Wicklow and Pat Whelan, 51, of Coast Road, Malahide in Dublin, face the same charges. They also pleaded not guilty. Mr Whelan also denied a further seven charges.Fifteen jurors are being selected today for a trial expected to last several months.Twelve jurors will hear the case, with three reserve jurors also selected in the event one of the 12 is unable to continue.DONEGAL MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ANGLO BANK CHARGES was last modified: January 31st, 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:ANGLO IRISH BANKchargeswilliam mcateer