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January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe President of the Republic of Liberia and Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed deep concern about current developments in the Islamic Republic of The Gambia. Referring to the call for new elections by President Jammeh on grounds of alleged abnormalities in the electoral process, The ECOWAS Chair said that this reversal of position by President Jammeh was unacceptable and threatened peace not only in the Gambia but the entire West African Sub-region.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf insisted that the will of the Gambian people, freely expressed in exercise of their franchise, must be respected by all without precondition. This includes President Jammeh and officials of his government. The ECOWAS Chairperson supports the joint statement issued by the African Union, ECOWAS and the United Nations, noting that it leaves no doubt that the reversal in the position of President Jammeh is totally unacceptable.In this twenty-first century, President Sirleaf continued, leaders have no room for selectivity – to accept only outcomes which give a mandate to lead and deny a result which withdraws that mandate, especially when election procedures and modalities are similarly applied. “Our common commitment to the precepts in the Charters and Treaties of these regional, continental and global institutions are binding and prescribe consequences for non-compliance,” President Sirleaf emphasized.The ECOWAS Chairperson concluded with a plea to President Jammeh to do the right thing and take actions to facilitate a smooth and peaceful transition in The Gambia, respecting the election results, which reflect the freely expressed will of the Gambian people. She noted that the Gambian President’s initial and principled position of acceptance of these results have already been lauded by all in the global community, including herself, as the mark of enlightened leadership and patriotism.President Sirleaf made a similar appeal to President-elect Barrow and members of the opposition to exercise restraint, underscoring that they too have a responsibility to act maturely in the interest of preserving peace and calm in their country. She also call on the people of The Gambia to remain calm and peaceful.Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has sent a special message to President Jammeh of The Gambia to accept the elections result.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgTaxi driver Dwayne Lynch, who reportedly assaulted his elderly mother Coreen Hilliman on August 20 at their Lot 3521 Stevedore Housing Scheme, Georgetown home, found himself before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly facing three charges.The first charge alleged that Lynch used abusive language towards his mother, thereby causing a breach of peace.The second charge alleged that on the same day and at the same location, the father of two unlawfully and maliciously damaged one wardrobe glass valued $17,000, property of Hilliman.The third charge alleged that the 41-year-old assaulted his mother on August 20 at their home.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh did not object to Lynch being placed on bail, but asked that he also be placed on a bond to keep the peace.Singh further informed the court that this was not the first time that Lynch’s mother was making a report against him.He was placed on $10,000 bail for each offence, and the matters will continue on August 27.last_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan confirmed the appointment of Attorney-at-Law Sonia Joseph as the new Legal Advisor to the Guyana Police Force (GPF).New Guyana Police Force Legal Advisor, Sonia JosephThe post became vacant after Retired Justice Claudette Singh was appointed the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) back in July.The post was advertised a few months ago where suitable persons had applied.The Legal Advisor will be tasked with advising the GPF on all matters regarding evidence gathering, the supervision of case preparation for prosecution, and the taking of caution statements for criminal investigations.She will also give support to the GPF with the training of staff in various areas inclusive of legal, research, and the execution of criminal investigations and prosecutions.Sonia Joseph was the former acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).last_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast BC Yukon Trackers are looking to improve upon the progress that they made against the Prince George Tier 1 Midget Cougars last weekend, despite the difference on the scoreboard.After losing the first game at the Pomeroy Sports Centre last Saturday 5-1, coach David Johnston says that the Trackers outplayed last year’s provincial championship team for 40 minutes in game two. After being tied 1-1 for two periods, the Trackers gave up three goals in 4 minutes in the third period. Sadly the team wasn’t able to regain momentum and ultimately lost 4-1.In spite of this, Johnston says that the Trackers didn’t take the easy way out by playing against a weaker team to start the year, and have been practising all week on defensive end plays in order to help the players avoid having a defensive collapse again.- Advertisement -The Trackers will be playing against the Tier 1 Cougars tomorrow and Sunday in Prince George.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgJochem said the pilot program is being funded through state and federal grants secured by the MWD. After receiving the new controller participants will attend a 30-minute class to learn how to properly install and program their new irrigation controller. For more information, call the district’s Water Conservation Department at (626)443-2298. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District is promoting water conservation by urging residents to trade in their old sprinkler systems for a smarter gadget for free. The state-of-the-art “smart” system monitors a landscape’s environmental conditions and waters accordingly and is part of a pilot program sponsored by the water district and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Residents who live in the Upper San Gabriel Valley water district service area who have an irrigation system to exchange are eligible to receive a free smart system March 24, but must call before to make an appointment. Tim Jochem, the district’s general manager, said the systems have the potential to conserve up to 50,000 gallons of an average household’s annual water use. “The conventional automatic sprinkler controllers we are used to are convenient because you can set them and forget them, but they kind of create a disadvantage for water conservation,” Jochem said. “The reason is because they will come on regardless of the weather. The new systems in a sense allow us to conserve without thinking about it.” James Kent of Glendora received his smart system last year and said he has been impressed with the way it works. “It’s a great unit,” Kent said. “It senses the weather so if it’s going to rain it senses the moisture in the air and the sprinklers won’t turn on. Then it goes back to the way I programmed it the next day.” Bob Muir, spokesman for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, said the smart controllers have already shown great potential for hundreds of homeowners across the Southland. “Up to 70 percent of water used in household is used outside,” Muir said. “These smart controllers go a long way to reduce that water usage to as much as 50 percent without affecting the quality or health of your plants.” last_img read more

January 10, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img0Shares0000Pierre Gasly will join Max Verstappen at Red Bull next season © AFP/File / Boris HORVATPARIS, France, Aug 20 – French driver Pierre Gasly will replace the departing Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull next season, the Formula One team announced on Monday.The 22-year-old Gasly, who currently drives for Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso, will line up alongside Max Verstappen after Australian Ricciardo leaves for Renault at the end of the 2018 campaign. “It has been my goal to race for this team since I joined the Red Bull Junior Driver Programme in 2013, and this incredible opportunity is another step forward in my ambition to win Grands Prix and compete for world championships,” said Gasly.The Frenchman only made his Formula One debut at the Malaysian Grand Prix last October, but has scored 26 points for Toro Rosso this year, with a best finish of fourth in Bahrain.He is 13th in the drivers’ standings and has scored 24 more points than the second Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley.“Since Pierre first stepped into a Formula One seat with Scuderia Toro Rosso less than a year ago he has proved the undoubted talent that Red Bull has nurtured since his early career,” team principal Christian Horner said on the Red Bull website, adding that Gasly was “one of the most exciting young drivers in motorsport”.Red Bull have struggled for consistency this year, but have managed to win three races, with two of those coming from Ricciardo.Gasly will join one of his good friends in the paddock, 20-year-old Dutchman Max Verstappen, to form a particularly young and eye-catching driver tandem.Horner also pointed out that Gasly brings valuable technical experience, because Red Bull are switching engines next season from Renault to Honda, who already supply Toro Rosso.“Red Bull has always looked to fight for championships or victories and that’s what I want,” added Gasly.“I’m a really competitive guy and when I do something it’s always to fight for the best and top positions.”Gasly comes from a motorsports family and his four brothers all drive. He started karting at the age of six before advancing to single-seater cars, winning a first title in Eurocop Formula Renault 2.0 in 2013 before being recruited by Red Bull and winning a GP2 title in 2016.He is, one of his former mechanics said, “funny, endearing and perfectionist”. He is also known for his rare ability to analyse data from his car.With nine races left in a season that does not end until November 25 in Abu Dhabi, the announcement means that several of the top teams have already made significant moves in the annual game of musical drivers’ seats.Mercedes announced before the German Grand Prix on July 22 that they had locked their two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, to contract extensions.Then Renault recruited Ricciardo to beef up their challenge next season and that seems to have had a double knock-on effect, freeing a seat at Red Bull for Gasly and creating a crowd of three at the French team.One of Renault’s young drivers, Spaniard Carlos Sainz, like Ricciardo and Gasly a product of Red Bull’s driver development programme, announced last Thursday that he was moving to McLaren to replace the retiring Fernando Alonso.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 10, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgTo date, since it’s beginning in 1993, over 167 million Shoeboxes have been delivered to children hurt by war, poverty, natural disaster, disease and famine.Shoeboxes also can be picked up and dropped off anytime at The Dollar Tree, Homesteader Health Foods, or Hard Edge Sports (in the Pomeroy centre).For a link to the FB Group; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Operation Christmas Child Group is holding its packing shoebox event for children around the world living in impoverished conditions.Saturday, November 16th, 2019, volunteers are getting together in the basement of the Peace Lutheran Church located at 9812 – 108th Ave at 10:00 AM to pack shoeboxes full of gifts that will be delivered to children.Crystal Holden, Volunteer Regional Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child of the Fort St. John Operation Christmas Child Group shares, a question she is asked, do the boxes actually get to children in which she replies, yes indeed, the boxes are hand-delivered by teams of people.- Advertisement -Holden goes on to say, this year, Canada is sending boxes to eight different countries, as Operation Christmas Child is part of the international non-profit organization called Samaritans Purse.The group is still collecting donations and is lacking items for older kids like sunglasses, hair items, soccer balls with pumps, jewellery, flashlights and batteries. The group does not accept liquids, candy, knives or war toys.It is so wonderful to help children in this way. For most of these children – it is the only gift they will receive in their lifetime, shares Holden this is an incredible opportunity to share hope, peace and prosperityAdvertisementlast_img read more

January 6, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFrom financial difficulties to thrills and action on the pitch, Capital Sports takes a look at the local club football scene and how it all went down in 2019.Financial difficulties: SportPesa exitSportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri (left) with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Sports PS Kirimi Kaberia during a dinner party for Gor Mahia in Everton on November 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe decision by gaming firm SportPesa to close their business in Kenya proved to be a fatal blow to Kenyan sports especially football with a huge dependence on their financial backing.SportPesa announced their exit on September 28 after a tussle with the taxman and the government and this proved detrimental to the league, and two of the biggest clubs; Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.The league suddenly shook to its roots, exposing its lack of sustainability without the sponsors especially with Pay TV partners SuperSport having folded their equipment two seasons ago. The referees could not be paid and the normal operations of the secretariat were almost collapsed.It has not only been the league managers struggling, but both AFC and Gor have literally stretched out the begging bowls on the streets.The two clubs have struggled to pay salaries for their players with strikes and sit-ins being the order of the day. AFC have already lost their skipper Soter Kayumba to Rayon Sports due to non payment of salaries while midfielder Tresor Ndikumana has also asked to be released.Gor have seen Gnamin Yikpe cross over to Yanga, though the Wanajangwani are more or less on the same financial page with K’Ogalo.SportPesa’s exit had a ripple effect with most of the clubs facing tumultuous financial times.Sony Sugar were demoted from the top tier after dishing out three walkovers with their parent company unable to bankroll their football activities. They failed to raise enough money to transport them to games and the league managers had no choice but to send them to the second tier.For a promising side that finished fifth last year, it was sad ending to a beautiful story.Chemelil Sugar are also on the brink and are just one game away from relegation if they dish out another walkover.Sofapaka had struggled for the longest time after their sponsors Betika reduced their sponsorship significantly, but were given a huge shot in the arm when the betting firm unveiled a new deal that has seen the club gain stability by a good margin.Everton visit KenyaKariobangi Sharks striker Duke Abuya in action against Everton FC in friendly. Photo/COURTESYBefore SportPesa made their exit, they ensured the visit of a top English football club when Everton visited in July to play Kariobangi Sharks in a friendly match.Sharks won the friendly game on penalties at a fully packed and sold out Kasarani Stadium.They won the right to play Hull CIty after winning the third edition of the SportPesa Cup in Dar es Salaam, beating fellow Kenyan side Bandari FC in the final.Top Everton players like Theo Walcott were in the country for the match and it gave Kenyan soccer a huge platform to advertise itself to the rest of the world.Gor dominate KPL againGor Mahia striker Nicholas Kipkirui leads team-mates in celebrating with the trophy. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSDespite having a packed up calendar that included increased matches in the CAF Champions League, Gor Mahia were no match to anyone in the Kenyan Premier League.K’Ogalo clinched the title with two matches left when it was mathematically impossible for second placed Bandari to overhaul their overall lead on the apex.They went on to clinch the title with a 12 point buffer, accumulating 71 points from 34 matches; winning 21 of them, drawing nine and losing only four.For Bandari, it was their best ever performance in top flight league action as they finished second, much thanks to an improved and result oriented team set up by Bernard Mwalala.The 2019-20 season started in August for the first time in the top flight history as the country conforms to new requirements by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA.Continental football:Gor Mahia winger Boniface Omondi tries to put in a cross under pressure from a USM Alger player during their CAF Confederations Cup first round return leg match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 29, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIt was Gor once again who took all the plaudits for Kenyan teams in continental football on a year that two seasons have been played in the same calendar year.Gor made history by progressing to the quarter finals of the 2018-19 Confederations Cup after that famous 1-0 win over Petro Atletico with Jacques Tuyisenge scoring the lone goal at the Kasarani Stadium.They would have made further history by breaking into the semis but lost 7-1 on aggregate to eventual finalists RS Berkane. The drama surrounding that much off the field was all that derailed Gor from achieving history.Late travel to Berkane meant players arrived in the Moroccan city only a few hours to the match and without proper rest or pre-match feeling of the pitch, Gor were thumped 5-1.Coming to the return leg, the drama took another twist when players refused to train and were ultimately ‘begged’ by coach Hassan Oktay to come to the stadium and honor the match, one they ended up losing 2-0.In the 2019-20 season, Gor dropped out of the Champions League in the first round and went into the play-off round of the Confederations Cup where they fell to DC Motema Pembe.Bandari FC players line up with their trophy after clinching the Football Kenya Federation Shield title at the Kasarani Stadium on June 2, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaKariobangi Sharks represented Kenya in the 2018-19 season of the Confederations Cup and lost out in the play-off round to Asante Kotoko.Bandari took over Kenya’s slot in 2019-20 and reached the play-off round, but couldn’t get past the experience of Guinean giants Horoya who beat them 5-2 on aggregate.The dockers won the ticket to play at the Confederations Cup after sealing their second Shield title following a victory over Sharks in a final that was played in two days.The first game was called off in the second half due to rain with Bandari leading 2-1. The game resumed the following day, July 2, with the dockers scoring one to win the tie 3-1.Since that loss, Sharks have not been the same and are currently struggling in the KPL.0Shares0000(Visited 99 times, 4 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players celebrating with the KPL trophy after winning the 2018/19 season. Photo/SPORTPESA NEWSNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 25 – For the fifth time in six seasons, Gor Mahia once again totally dominated The Kenyan Premier League, showing superb form to clinch the 2018-19 title for a record extending 18th crown.While Gor dominated the league, coastal side Bandari FC clinched the Football Kenya Federation shield title for a second time to qualify for the CAF Confederations Cup.last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe victorious St Eunan’s U13 girlsTHERE was a festival of finals across the county as the U13 Championship Sunday saw no less than five deciders today.St Eunan’s, Na Dunaibh, Glenswilly, Red Hughs and Killybegs girls were all celebrating victories.First up in the county b final St Eunan’s took on Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon in perfect conditions in Glenfin. It was the Aodh Ruadh who took an early lead in a closely contested first ten minutes but the Eunan’s girls soon settled and led well at the break with Sinead McIntyre outstanding in the back line, Caoimhe Kelly and Niamh Harkin running midfield and full forward Shannon Cunningham netting consistently up front.It was more of the same in the second half as Eunan’s ran out comfortable winners.Na Dunaibh girls were crowned county c championsN Colmcille in Newtowncunningham was the venue for the pairing of Downings and St Naul’s in the c final.It was a closely contested first half with little to separate the teams. But Na Dunaibh with captain Lauren McBride leading by example pushed on in the second half to win comfortably against the Mountcharles girls.The Glenswilly U13s were d champions todayFour Masters was the venue for the remaining three finals, with the host club taking on Glenswilly in the first game in the D final.Fair play to Glenswilly, who gave up a neutral venue to take on the challenge – and their sporting gesture was rewarded with a fine ‘away’ win.Imogen Hards and Blathnait Gallagher were in superb form and helped drive on a fantastic team effort against Four Masters.Red Hughs U13s won the E titleNext up in Donegal Town was the clash of Red Hughs and N Columba. Both teams can boast players on the county academy teams but it was one of them who proved the difference as Aimee Callaghan hit a stunning 2-05 on their way to a good victory.Manager Maura McCrudden said afterwards she was so proud of taking the club’s first ever ladies county title back to the Red Hughs clubhouse this afternoon.The victorious Killybegs team – county f winnersLastly – and as it turned out – not leastly, was the incredible clash of Killybegs and St Mary’s Convoy.St Mary’s dominated the early proceedings and led at one stage by 12 points. But Killybegs came storming back and the game ended in a draw Killybegs 5-10, St Mary’s 6-07.So the game headed into extra time between two battling and brave teams.In the first period of extra time, Convoy hit the net again – only for Killybegs to hit three points to tie the game yet again.Two more goals followed but it was Killybegs who won it – 7-12 (33 points) to 8-07 (31 points).County chairman Hugh Devenney praised all those involved in today’s games, remarking at how the level of commitment of all players was a testament to the advance of ladies gaelic football in Donegal.The gallant St Mary’s Convoy team who played their part in an incredible F FinalLADIES FOOTBALL: FESTIVAL OF FINALS IN U13 CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: October 18th, 2015 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:DowningsglenswillyKillybegsRED HUGHS.St Eunanslast_img read more

December 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIt’s not so long ago that people in Letterkenny nevermind the rest of the country had heard about BEO.Now the competition which has its roots at Colasite Ailigh has gone nationwide. The National BEO Competition Final approaches on 11th May at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny with a glitterati of whose who judging the final.The competition involves students organising a series of live music gigs and social workshops in their area.The ultimate aim of BEO is to promote local music but also to encourage the use of a cupla focal during the events.This year’s event has seen the competition go nationwide with other schools across the country competing to take up the mantle left off by the likes of Colaiste Ailigh, St Eunan’s College and Loreto Convent. And there is certainly no doubting the pedigree of personnel on board for this year’s event.The name Jackie Hayden is synonymous with Irish rock music for the past four decades.The talent spotter, who is also a critic and director of the Hot Press music magazine, is also the man who first spotted and signed a young band called U2.Other judges on the night include Paddy McKenna of 2FM who will also perform along with his band Storyfold as well as The Dirty 9s and Jamaican Vampires.The competition would not have been possible without the sponsorship from Donegal County Council and the VEC and not least the tremendous support shown to BEO by the Principals and Transition Year Co-Ordinators of Coláiste Ailigh, The Loreto Convent and St. Eunans College.More details of hat promises to be a terrific night for all ages will be carried in the coming days and weeks. BEO – €5,000, THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED U2 AND A GREAT NIGHT! was last modified: April 23rd, 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:Beolast_img read more