Liberia’s Duo Sealed Deal amidst Ebola Rage

first_imgDespite the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa, including Liberia, which became the second utmost Ebola-hit country, two Liberian players successfully penned loan deals with a Jordanian first division football club, Al-Ahli Club (Ammam).According to reports, Lone Star and FC BYC’s central defender, Teah Tennis, who left the country, last July for trial, concluded a one-year loan deal, three months (September) later.In January 2015, another Liberian player, former LISCR FC hitman, Marcus McCauley, joined Al-Ahli as a free agent, in a six-month loan deal.Due to fears of Ebola, reports said the players were thoroughly examined and quarantined and subsequently made their respective line-ups.Liberia Football Association (LFA) vice president for administration Musa Shannon, who was very instrumental in their loan deals, told the Daily Observer that Teah and Marcus are positively making impacts on the team.Mr. Shannon said Teah is in the defense, while Marcus is on the frontline and has scored about three goals in at least seven matches.“Even thought the spread of the Ebola virus has had a serious impact on Liberian football with all competitive games stopped since July 27, 2014, Teah and Marcus are so far the only successfully transferred players,” Mr. Shannon said.“We must be grateful to the players for standing tall in Jordan and we’re optimistic that at the end of their loan contracts, they would be signed normal contracts,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Senior CAREBACO championship kicks off in Suriname

first_imgFollowing a perfect outing at the junior championship this past weekend, a few of Guyana’s senior badminton players have shown remarkable grit as the senior championships opened on Monday.The Guyanese senior badminton team displays their home flag in SurinameBeing hosted in Paramaribo, Suriname, that country’s Director of Sport, Mitchell Kisoor, and the President of the Surinamese Olympic Association, Mr Ramon TJON-A-FAT, were present at the auspicious opening ceremony, before the players from around the Caribbean took to the courts.The Guyanese contingent consisting of Narayan Ramdhani, Jonathan Mangra, Darrell Carpenay, Akili Haynes, Tyrese Jeffrey, and recently crowned Junior Champion Priyanna Ramdhani, got off to a flying start in the first round.Priyanna RamdhaniNarayan Ramdhani cruised to a victory over Amir Mahabir of Trinidad and Tobago in straight sets, 21-6 and 21-2. Jonathan Mangra followed suit in straight sets with a win over Denzel Sweet of Suriname 21-11 and 21-10. Darrell Carpenay later defeated Jai Luo of Suriname: 21-13, 19-21, 21-13. However, Akili Haynes did not have the same fortune, losing to Mitchel Wongsodikromo of Suriname: 21-8, 21-6 and Tyrese Jeffrey overpowered by Kevin Yao Lin Zou of Suriname: 21-9, 21-11.Over in the women’s singles, Priyanna continued on her winning streak defeating Imani Mangroe of Suriname: 18-21, 21-7, 21-13.In round two of the men’s singles, Darell Carpenay was knocked out of contention by Gilmar Jones of Suriname: 21-7, 21-6. On the other hand, in an unfortunate pairing, the Guyanese males remaining in the running were pitted against each other in their round two matchup.Narayan Ramdhani got the better of Jonathan Mangra 21-17, 21-11.In the first mixed doubles round, the Ramdhani sibling paired up to hand a loss to Gilmar Jones & Rugshaar Ishaak of Suriname: 24-22, 11-21, 17-21.Narayan will continue his quest for the men’s singles title with a matchup against Robert Mann of Luxembourg, whilst his younger sister plays Monyata Riviera of Barbados in the Women’s singles.In the men’s doubles Akili Haynes and Tyrese Jeffery will team up against Shae Michael Martin and Dakeil Jonathan of Barbados. Narayan Ramdhani and Jonathan Mangra will face off with Jia Luo and Alain Toney of Suriname in the same category.Later on, the Ramdhani pair will enter the second round of the mixed doubles against Suriname’s Soren Opti and Mary-Ann Zhong.last_img read more

Local art student’s Marilyn Monroe replica dress being displayed in LA

first_imgSheck says the exhibit runs in LA from May 27 to sometime around the end of August/early September.“This will be down in Los Angeles all summer but I’m thinking about what to do with it after, so that can definitely be a possibility – have it shown up here [in Fort St. John].”Sheck hopes he can take a trip to LA to see his work, meet the people that put it on display and bring the dress back to Fort St. John. He’s looking for financial assistance and is doing so through a gofundme page. “It’s all old film strips – its 16 mm film,” explains Shceck of the dress. “It actually has images of women in 1950’s style advertisement on it.”Sheck says the dress is an exact fit of Monroe’s measurements and is completely wearable – right down to the zipper and buckle. It’s essentially an exact replica, expect for the fact that it’s black rather than white for the obvious reason of the standard colour of film.He also says initially, he wasn’t sure how successful the project would be. That is until a friend and owner of an art shop in Vancouver inquired about its worth – which lead Sheck to begin his own inquiries through collectors.- Advertisement -“One of the collectors…got in contact with the Hollywood Museum, and then about a week ago now, I got a phone call from the President of the Hollywood Museum and they’ll be shipping the dress down to Los Angeles soon,” explains Sheck.Sheck says the entire experience has so far been “surreal.”“I haven’t even finished my art degree yet, I am only in my third year, but I have already been given this crazy opportunity,” Sheck goes on to say. “It’s kind of cool to have that foot in the door already.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Parliament to slash Sh4.2bn CHAN budget

first_img0Shares0000Sports CS Hassan Wario makes submissions to a Parliamentary Committee during hearings over the Rio FIASCO in 2016. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya Oct 5 – The Ministry of Sports is set to lose close to Sh3bn of the Sh4.2bn set aside in the Supplementary Budget following the failed bid to host next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN).This is after Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario told a Parliamentary Committee scrutinizing the Supplementary Estimates that Ministry will no longer undertake the refurbishment worth Sh873 million of the Machakos Stadium due to a contractual dispute between the ministry and County Government of Machakos. “The contract for Machakos is on hold, because when we advertised for the main Machakos Stadium and there was a contractor who was engaged to undertake the work there but later the Governor of Machakos changed the venue so we said the contract was signed for a certain venue once you change it the contract changes,” Wario told the Parliamentary Committee.MPs led by the chairman Joseph Limo (Kipkelion East) and Kimani Ichungwah (Kikuyu) indicated that they will also recommend for the reallocation of Sh603mn meant for soft grass services as well as Sh1.6bn for access control and lighting.However, the Moi International Sports Complex (Sh300 million), Nyayo National Stadium (Sh703 million), Eldoret Kipchoge Kieno Stadium (Sh630 million) and Meru Kinoru Stadium (Sh869 million) will retain the respective allocations because of ongoing works which are nearing completion.Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich had on Monday voiced his objection to the legislators plot to reallocated the funds citing contracts for the construction of the stadia had been signed.But MPs led by Qalicha Wario (Moyale) wanted the money reallocated to other items as Treasury struggles to raise cash following a slowdown on the economy, prompting budget cuts including Sh30 billion of development spending.Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua is accompanied by Sports Kenya Chairman Fred Muteti (left) and CHAN Local Organizing Committee members during a tour of the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/CourtesyThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) on September 23 stripped Kenya of the right to host the 2018 CHAN because of delays in preparations.But the Ministry of Sports and the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Chairman Nick Mwendwa blamed the political events for Kenya’s failure to host the event.The tourney which is open for players who play in their respective local leagues is ranked second in the continent for national teams in Africa behind the African Cup of Nations.Limo told off Wario after he requested the Committee to allocate his Ministry Sh500 million for international competitions such as the Commonwealth Games, Olympics and anything that involves any of the national teams going out the country.The CS also demanded for Sh647 million to be allocated to the cash award scheme.“Cash awards are mandatory because every time we out athletes win gold, silver or bronze we have to give them money according to that. So if it is gold you get Sh1 million, if is silver you get Sh750,000 and then 500,000 for bronze and that must be paid especially next year when we have Commonwealth competitions, athletes expect us to pay them,” he said.The Committee Chairman and MPs asked Wario why he chose to prosecute the request before them and not before the Cabinet where the estimates initially originated from.“CS you know you are part of the Cabinet and you are among the members of the Cabinet who sat down and approved that we need to do the following which was verily approved by Cabinet. What we need from you is for you to show us which areas cannot wait for Supplementary Estimates 2 (slated for January) or the next financial year, so that it will help us in term of prioritisation,” Limo said as he guided the CS and his team.The CS and Kimani (Kikuyu MP) later had an altercation after the latter described the minister and his officers as ‘uninnovative’ because they had failed to take advantage of the corporates to sponsor some of key bodies which were formed as a result of the coming into place of the Sports Act as the Kenya Academy for Sports, Sports Kenya and National Sports Fund but have not been fully operationalised due to lack of funds from the Exchequer.“You are talking to us about a Bill on betting – which your ministry did not have an input in – it will be effective in January next year.”“But in your own innovation what are you doing I was just wondering with all the corporates in this country. Where is the innovation and desire to go out to them, you tell us you need a Sh100 to make the Sports Academy operational, yet you have not approached the Safaricoms or the EABLs of this world you are just looking up to the Exchequer to fund everything in the Ministry,” said the Kikuyu MP.Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Arts Hassan Wario. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWario fired back stating that he had done a lot more at the Ministry than he is been credited for.“We are the most creative ministry you will find anywhere. When I come into office, it was me who brought Safaricom and they gave us Sh100 million and we started selling branding rights. Unfortunately branding rights in this country is still not that well developed we tried it Nyayo with Britam but it went overboard that it almost killed the identity of the facility; now we are re-thinking branding,” he said.The CS had spurred the confrontation after he requested Sh483 to finish the Kenya Sports Academy and unspecified funds to initiate the National Sports Lottery.“In the last Parliament there was debate on 35 percent taxation on betting and gambling organisations and that those proceeds should go to the National Sports Fund and from that basket then we can develop sports and sports infrastructure, we can support talent and so forth. Our request is if this is activated then we will be less of a burden to the budgetary allocation in this country. That money will take us to our desired vision and our plans,” Wario said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL TOURISM GETS INTO THE SWING OF THINGS WITH GOLF SUPPLEMENT

first_imgDonegal tourism received a huge shot in the arm with a 12-page supplement in today’s Irish Independent which promotes Donegal as a golfing and tourism destination.The supplement has been described as a “useful marketing tool” for the county by local TD Deputy Joe McHugh.The supplement, which has been produced by Fáilte Ireland, gives major promotion to Donegal golf courses and many of the county’s other tourism attractions. Ballyliffin, Rosapenna, Portsalon, Bundoran, Narin & Portnoo golf courses are the subjects of major features in the supplement which is called Tee Time in Donegal.The supplement will circulate to the Irish Independent’s 477,000 daily readers and will also promote other Donegal tourism attractions, including Glenveagh National Park, the Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly ferries, the Sliabh Liag cliffs and Donegal Good Food Taverns.Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar requested Fáilte Ireland to produce the supplement, following discussions with Deputy Joe McHugh and Donegal tourism representatives at the Colmcille Winter School in Gartan last February.Deputy McHugh had first raised the idea with Minister Varadkar at a meeting last winter. “The 12-page supplement in today’s edition of the Irish Independent, gives major promotion to Donegal as a golfing and tourism destination.“The supplement, entitled Tee Time in Donegal, is ideal exposure for some of our county’s leading golf courses. The supplement also promotes a range of our county’s other tourism features, and the quality of our county’s hospitality sector is highlighted through references and advertisements for a range of hostelries and hotels across the county. It will hopefully prove to be a useful marketing tool for Donegal tourism this summer.“The supplement is a direct pitch to Irish golfing enthusiasts who will attend the Irish Open at the Royal Portrush course in June. The Irish Open has particular significance this year because of the participation of Major winners Darren Clarke, Rory Mcllroy and Graeme McDowell. Portrush is 20 miles from McGilligan, which is a 15-minute ferry journey from Greencastle. The Irish Open is on Donegal’s doorstep, and this supplement encourages golf fans to stay in Donegal when attending the Open.“I am grateful to Minister Varadkar for coming to Gartan on the last weekend of February to address the Colmcille Winter School, and for visiting Rosapenna Golf Club that weekend to meet with Fáilte Ireland and Donegal golf representatives. Minister Varadkar played a crucial role in getting this initiative off the ground.“I compliment Fáilte Ireland and particularly Ms Joan Crawford of Fáilte Ireland Donegal, for that organisation’s work on producing the supplement,” he said. Letterkenny Town Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh has also welcomed the supplementDONEGAL TOURISM GETS INTO THE SWING OF THINGS WITH GOLF SUPPLEMENT was last modified: April 18th, 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:golfIrish IndependentJoe McHughlast_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012

first_imgMARGARET QUINNThe death has occurred of Margaret Quinn, 3 Lawsdale and formerly of Finn View, Ballybofey. Peacefully,surrounded by her loving family in the tender care of the wonderful staff at the Donegal Hospice. Much loved mother of Helen,John & Janet. Sadly missed by her son,daughters,uncle,grandchildren, relatives and friends. May She Rest in Peace. Funeral arrangements will be confirmed later.ANTON MCBRIDE The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Anton McBride, Kinnerlargey, Downings. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral on Friday to The Church of St John the Baptist, Carrigart for Requiem Mass at 11am with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny GeneralHospital, c/o any family member. Family time please from 11pm to 10amPHILIP CORCORANThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of Phillip Corcoran, Killyclug, Letterkenny. His remains will repose at his late residence from 7pm today. Removal from there on Friday evening at 6pm going to St Aidan’s Church, Monasteraden, Co Sligo, to arrive at approx 9pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am with burial afterwards in Faulmore cemetery, Blacksod, Belmullet, Co Mayo at approx 3.30pm.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Donegal Hospice or I.M.N.D.A. House private please from 12 midnight til 10am.SHEILA HUTCHINSON The death has taken place at her residence of Sheila Hutchinson, 45 The Woods, Buncrana, formerly of Hutchinson’s Shop, Bridgend. Funeral leaving her late residence on Friday morning at 9.30am going to St Mary’s Oratory, Buncrana for Requiem Mass at 10am with burial afterwards in Burt cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Day Centre, Buncrana Nursing Unit c/o any family member.FINBARR MCBRIDEThe sudden death has occurred of Finbarr McBride, Meendernasloe, Anagry. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 11am in The Star of the Sea Church, Annagry with burial afterwards in the new cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to North West Cancer Care, c/o Shaun McGlynn Funeral Directors or any family member. House is private from 11pm to 9am. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012 was last modified: June 6th, 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAYJUNE 6last_img read more

Watch: South Africa at the 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa

first_imgSouth Africa sent a high-powered delegation of government, business and civil society leaders to the 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 11 to 13 May. Watch video coverage of their contribution to the continental gathering.South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (right) greets Philipp Rösler, head of the Centre for Regional Strategies at the World Economic Forum, at WEF Africa in Kigali on 12 May 2016. (Image: WEF / Benedikt von Loebell)last_img

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