Academic Activities Resume at Monrovia Football Academy

first_imgThe Monrovia Football Academy (MFA) will today resume normal school activities at a new location to provide quality education, along with soccer education to its students.Due to inadequate space at the Conquerors Christian Foundation Academy on Lynch Street, MFA will now host its student athletes at the Muslim Congress High School on Mechlin Street, the administration says. Though the new school is far from football pitches, MFA will provide transportation for its students and staff to continue the training and practices.The administration in a release also disclosed that recruitment of an additional 26 students and the hiring of three new staff members are underway. This brings to 53 the number of students now representing 20 different communities across Montserrado County. During the previous academic calendar, there were 27 students (athletes) from 12 different communities across Monrovia and they have returned for the next academic year. “We have 16 returning 5th-grade students and 11 returning 3rd-grade students. With the new addition, we now have 19 students in 3rd grade, 12 students in the 4th grade, and 22 students in 5th grade,” the release said. It added, “To accommodate growth in our student population, we have hired two new teachers and one new cook. Our new teachers, Klon Hinneh and Cecelia Tyler, hold bachelor’s degrees from the University of Liberia and a wealth of experience as teachers and administrators. Our new cook, Zoe Anderson, will help run a highly recommended catering service in Paynesville.”Meanwhile, the Vice President for Administration at the Liberia Football Association, Musa Shannon, has been added as a member of the Academy’s Board of Directors. According to the MFA release, Shannon, a former member of the Liberia national team, played in Division 1 college soccer at the Roberts Morris University in the United States before playing professional football in the MLS, Portugal and China, and will use his background in business and football to help the Academy from the start-up phase to sustainability.Meanwhile, the MFA will on October 2 play a charity match against FACE Africa. The match is scheduled to take place in Brooklyn, New York. FACE Africa is a Liberian-run organization that provides clean water, adequate sanitation, and hygiene service to Liberians across the country.“A portion of the income from the match will go directly to our water tower,” the release said.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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Bulkan announces plans for new town, more NDCs

first_imgDetailing the Communities Ministry’s plans to establish a new town and eight new villages as Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC), subject Minister Ronald Bulkan on Friday launched a new initiative ahead of the local government elections, to sensitise voters and potential candidates to their important roles.Although the minister did not give much details as to where the new township and villages will be, he said Government is committed to giving its citizens their right to a democratic environment.A section of the gathering at the launching of the local government elections sensitisation programme“We are not only interested in deepening the system of local democracy, but we are also broadening and extending it to other parts of Guyana. Each part of our country must develop, hence in the local government elections that will take place later this year, towards the middle of November, it is anticipated (that people will see eight new Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and one new township, making it a total of 70 NDCs and 10 townships, or 80 of those local democratic organs,” the minister posited.Meanwhile, his latest initiative, deemed a ‘Public Awareness and Stakeholders Education Campaign,’ was launched on the lawns of Parliament Buildings in Brickdam, Georgetown as the ministry exhausts all efforts to secure better participation of civilians in the local government elections.During the launch, it was pointed out that similar events will be held in the various neighbourhoods participating in the elections, which will share the same focus.Along with the minister, co-chair of the National Regional Democratic Consultative Committee, Genevieve Allen; Executive Director of the National Coordinating Coalition Civil Society, Simone Sills; Councillor of the Beterverwagting/Triumph NDC, Jimmual Bagot; and Project Team Member Vincent Alexander were among others in attendance at the event.Bagot, youngest at the head table, was encouraged by the minister to continue striving as a leader. The teenager, who shared remarks, said his journey has not been an easy one; however, despite the challenges and negative energy he got from his fellow young people, he continued to strive in his journey of becoming an exceptional leader.He took the opportunity to encourage youths to be part of the local government elections, not only as voters, but as candidates; which empowers them to make strategic decisions, such as how clean they want to see their communities, and other things.last_img read more

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Labourer jailed for escaping from Police custody

first_imgA 39-year-old labourer was last week sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment after he admitted to escaping from Police custody.Roy Abrahams stood before Magistrate Leron Daly and admitted that on April 24, 2019, he escaped lawful custody from the Alberttown Police Station.The court was informed that the labourer was arrested and placed in custody on a simple larceny allegation.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh stated that Abrahams was handcuffed and placed in the inquiry department to sit but he managed to open the handcuffs and ran out of the police station. He was eventually recaptured on May 2.However, after admitting to the offence, Abrahams told the court that he was being locked up regularly and this caused him to escape.“They keep locking me up steady steady, so I had to find a way to escape…I pick the lock and I beat out. They catch me back though,” Abrahams told the court.Magistrate Daly sentenced the defendant to nine months in prison.last_img read more

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Essequibo Pandit’s house gutted in early morning fire

first_imgA fire of unknown origin has completely gutted a two-storey house at Lot 31 Spring Garden, Essequibo Coast.The house was owned by a popular Essequibo Coast Pandit, Manesh Danraj, called “Sir” of Spring Garden village.According to information reaching Guyana Times, Danraj was in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) when he received the tragic news that his home was on fire.  The fire started at 03:15h Tuesday morning. Information revealed that the concrete and wooden building, which had been completely furnished, was completely gutted.The gutted houseAccording to head of the Anna Regina Fire Station, Clive Mc Donald, the Station received a call around 04:06h and fire-fighters were dispatched to the location.He said the firemen were prompt and managed to save a nearby building that was in the same yard. Mc Donald said investigations were currently ongoing in an effort to discover the cost of the fire.Meanwhile, residents said that calls were made to the Fire Station around 03:20h. Neighbours related that they smelt smoke and immediately rushed outside. According to one neighbour, the family has a business at Bartica and would usually come home on weekends. A security guard was at the premises at the time of the fire and contacted the Anna Regina Fire Station.last_img read more

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November 15th Community Events Photos

first_imgThe North Peace Art Gallery hosted it’s Grand Opening of the Magical Christmas Market.                                                                                                                                               Picture: Amber DavyThe Magical Christmas Market will be selling crafts and artworks, made by local artists, until the end of December.                                                                                                          Picture: Amber Davy  Many people from the Energetic City take advantage of their Sunday afternoon to spend time at the North Peace Leisure Pool.                                                                          Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Valencia threaten more trouble for Madrid

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane (C) gives instructions to his players during a training session in Madrid, on December 30, 2017 © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Jan 26 – A Real Madrid slip-up in Valencia led to Zinedine Zidane being appointed coach, but another setback for the reigning Spanish and European champions at Mestalla this weekend would leave the Frenchman hanging onto his job.Zidane’s promotion to the role of coach dates back to January 2016, a day after Real had twice squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw at Valencia, costing Rafa Benitez his job. Benitez was ruthlessly dispensed with at the first opportunity just six months after his appointment, but Zidane is still in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu despite a dreadful recent run culminating in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final exit at the hands of Leganes.Zidane admitted after that game that his job is now on the line, with his team now out of the Cup as well as languishing in fourth place in La Liga, 19 points behind leaders Barcelona.However, the aura around Zidane — whose first two years were soaked in success — is such that he looks set to at least be given the upcoming Champions League last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain to prove he can still turn things around.“If at the end of the year we win the Champions League it will be an incredible year,” Cristiano Ronaldo — whose own decline has been a source of huge concern — told Chinese football app Dongqiudi.“This season we didn’t start well in the league. We are disappointed, we are not happy but we have to work towards the Champions League, the most important trophy.”Rather more focus on the league may be wise, though — Real are as close to the relegation zone in terms of points as they are to Barcelona.Indeed they are five points behind third-placed Valencia, albeit with a game in hand, so can ill afford to lose on Saturday, especially with Villarreal and Sevilla coming up behind.“We are playing against one of the best teams in the world, even if they seem to be not doing great,” said Valencia skipper Dani Parejo, who came through the Real youth system.“We are above them and we are playing at home, but I think Madrid are the favourites,” added Parejo, whose side did make it through to the Copa del Rey semi-finals in midweek.– Atletico floundering too –The spotlight on Real has taken the focus away from Atletico Madrid, but Diego Simeone’s side are underperforming too and were also sent packing from the Copa del Rey, losing at Sevilla on Tuesday.“The responsibility is absolutely mine. Now we need to improve, and we have four months left,” said Simeone, whose team host struggling Las Palmas on Sunday.Meanwhile, French defender Aymeric Laporte was named in Athletic Bilbao’s squad to face Basque neighbours Eibar on Friday.Manchester City are reportedly ready to pay the 23-year-old’s 65 million-euro (£57 million, $81 million) release clause with the transfer deadline looming.But Athletic coach Cuco Ziganda said: “I am counting on Laporte. He has told me he is calm and that he is training. He has not told me he is leaving.He added: “Those who are in the best shape physically and mentally will play.”Player to watch: Philippe CoutinhoThe Brazilian will hope to make his La Liga debut for Barcelona having shaken off the thigh injury with which he arrived at the Camp Nou earlier this month.Coutinho, who joined from Liverpool for 160 million euros, was on the bench for Thursday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg against Espanyol.Fixtures FridayAthletic Bilbao v Eibar (11pm)SaturdayDeportivo v Levante (3pm), Valencia v Real Madrid (6:15pm), Malaga v Girona (8:30pm), Villarreal v Real Sociedad (10:45pm)SundayLeganes v Espanyol (2pm), Atletico Madrid v Las Palmas (6:15pm), Sevilla v Getafe (8:30pm), Barcelona v Alaves (10:45)MondayCelta Vigo v Betis (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Premier League Preview Show

first_imgThis week, Tom Rennie is joined by the former Leicester City striker Iwan Roberts to reflect on the Foxes winning the Premier League title on Monday… and to ask where they go from here?Kevin Watson, the former Tottenham midfielder, who covered the Chelsea game on Monday reflects on the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ which saw NINE Spurs players booked.The former Charlton & Southampton striker Jason Euell looks at the relegation picture at the bottom of the league… and predicts that Sunderland will be the team to survive.And Jack Collison joins Tom to look ahead to the final two matches EVER at the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, before West Ham move to the Olympic Stadium.last_img

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CLOUGHANEELY MINORS DEFEAT MALIN TO WIN DIVISION TWO LEAGUE TITLE

first_img***Reserves / Seniors***Tá an dá fhoireann ag imirt sa baile in  éadan na Cella Beaga ar an Sathairn seo (28ú Bealtaine)  – 6:00 agus 7:30.Last Sunday’s League game against MacCumhaills was cancelled. Our seniors/reserves are now scheduled to play Killybegs at home this Saturday, May 28th, reserves 6:00 pm and seniors 7:30 pm. ***Minors***Congratulations to our Minor Team who are the new Div 2 League County Champions- they defeated Malin 3-8 to 0-7 on Wednesday, May 18th, in Killygordon! Great achievement for the lads, well done to the team and management!***U-14 Boys***Our U-14 Boys had an extremely busy and successful week! They won the Div 2 Northern Final on Wednesday, May 18th, where they defeated Moville 5-13 to 3-8! On Sunday, May 22nd, they then proceeded to win the Div 2 All County Semi Final against Naomh Muire in Magheragallon! They now progress to the county Final! Well done to the team and management. Please keep an eye on the club facebook/twitter page for update on game fixture for the final! It was encouraging for the team to see a large crowd of supporters there for their semi-final; and we hope to see an even bigger crowd come to support to these young players in their final!***Club Lotto***Winning numbers last week were 1, 2, 3, 6, 8,19! We had no match 6 winners so jackpot rises to €2,650! We had 2 match 5 winners who win €50 each- congratulations to K Kelly c/o Kellys Shop and Seán Mac Aoidh, Dunmore!***Sympathies***The club would like to extend it’s sincere sympathies to the Wife, family, friends & work colleagues of Gerry Flynn. Gerry was always a pleasure to deal with and a true gentleman. He will be sadly missed. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam. R.I.P.CLOUGHANEELY MINORS DEFEAT MALIN TO WIN DIVISION TWO LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: May 24th, 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)last_img read more

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Narin and Portnoo Golf Club: Finn McCrory earns incredible score

first_imgThe Am Am Club Classic is on Sat. 17th September and there is some fantastic prizes to be won so to make sure your in with a chance the B.R.S. is now open for teams of four so put your team on as soon as possible or ring the Pro-Shop 0749545107IIf you are interested in joining Narin & Portnoo Golf Club please ring the above number to find out about our Membership dealsIt’s every golfers dream to return a top score in any competition so last Sunday Finn McCrory had what only can be described as a day he will not forget for a while returning a score of 47pts of a handicap of (9) a clear winner by nine shotsResults Sunday 4th Sept. 1st Finn McCrory (9) 47pts, 2nd Mickey Campbell (10) 38pts, 3rd P J Gallagher (11) 37pts b.o.t., Front Nine John Byrne 23pts, Back Nine Patrick Murray 20pts, Cat A Willie Quinn (7) 37pts, Cat B Patrick Breslin (17) 37pts, Cat C Hugh Smith (18) 36pts Fixtures Open every Wed. Sunday 11th Sept. Sponsors Day Single StablefordNarin and Portnoo Golf Club: Finn McCrory earns incredible score was last modified: September 6th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:am am club classicfinn mc croryNarin-Portnoolast_img read more

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