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IE Out, LISCR In

first_imgThe Invincible Eleven & Majestic Sports Association has been dropped from the Coca-Cola 8-team tournament and would face additional punishment after failing to participate in the tournament’s media launch to confirm her participation.The Secretary General of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), B. Alphonso Armah said IE was immediately dropped yesterday having fallen short to the invite urging all clubs to participate in all the activities of the tournament “without any excuse.”The LFA Chief Scribe said Gardnersville based outfit, LISCR FC was immediately written to fill IE’s space.Armah stated that LISCR invitation was owing to Article 1, Section 1.15 of the LFA Revised Statutes which mandates all registered clubs to participate in all competitions by the LFA.“The decision to drop IE is intended to standardize our league as for instance the CAF Club License and the decision we have taken will also be the same in any competition, including the national league,” Armah said.He said though dropping IE will cause some public outcry this is the time for change and “we are ready to make the change.”An official of LISCR FC, who begged for anonymity, told the Daily Observer yesterday that LISCR FC might not honor the invitation owing to the “belated invite” and afraid of being responsible for the dropping of IE from the tournament.The LFA’s chief scribe has further announced that the draw of the Coca-Cola 8-team is scheduled today at the headquarters of the LFA at 2:00pm.It may be recalled that last weekend’s media launch, the Coca-Cola 8-team tourney was announced to be scheduled from Friday, May 1 to Friday, May 8, at the Blue Field.The value of the Coca-Cola Top 8 Tournament is US$15,000.The participating teams are BYC I, FC Fassell, Nimba United and NPA Anchors, Watanga FC, Aries FC, LISCR FC and Barolle.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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GPF ranks to receive counter-terrorism training in Russia

first_img– as more Police Officers set to receive overseas trainingCabinet has given approval for several police officers to participate in training programmes overseas, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced on Thursday.He said Cabinet has given approval for members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to participate in training courses in modern forms and methods of counteraction against terrorism and extremism. Minister Harmon said, “This forms part of (the) overall thrust of the Government to build capacity within the Guyana Police Force and to ensure also that the skillset of our police officers continues to improve.”Assistant Police Superintendents Mitchell Caesar, Wayne DeHarte and Simeon Reid are slated to attend a training course to be held in Russia from April 15 to September 25, 2017. This course will address issues related to terrorism and extremism, counteraction against narcotics and psychotropic substances, and the organisation of units to combat economic crimes.Cabinet has also approved Guyana’s participation in a cooperation project hosted by the Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Centre in Jamaica.Minister Harmon has said this course seeks to boost the capacity of countries along the regional cocaine trafficking transportation route to combat maritime trafficking in a coordinative manner. Corporal Higgins of the GPF will be participating in this course.Over the past two years, members of the GPF have benefited from participation in more than 200 overseas training courses. The GPF’s 2017 training schedule includes improving ranks’ capacity in training subordinate officers and inspectors with facilitation skills to increase standardisation across the Force.Some of the recent training police officers have received include training to handle domestic violence cases, conduct trafficking-in-persons cases, training in the ‘use of force’, leadership, and cyber-security and cybercrime.last_img read more

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Hitting books and boards

first_img“I’m just having fun,” Watson said. Before she began high school, Tenaya and her mother Cynthia felt that King-Drew Magnet High School in Compton offered a strong academic foundation and would be the perfect basketball program for the incoming freshman to make a name for herself on the court. Basketball came easy to Tenaya. She learned the game from her three older brothers – Charlie Watson III, Dariyon Watson and Keith Johnson – and guys she had played against in the playground. What didn’t come easily to Tenaya was freshman English. As hard as Tenaya worked in class, she brought home failing grades. Often times, Tenaya and Cynthia, a single mother then, stayed up late going over homework and writing assignments, but they didn’t see any progress. Disappointment and frustration led to Tenaya a negative attitude toward school. But her most impressive and important statistic? It’s a 2.86 GPA. Her “A” in geometry is another reason for her to celebrate. LONG BEACH – For the first time in Tenaya Watson’s four years of high school, the Wilson senior guard is having a dream season on the court and in the classroom. The 5-foot-9, athletic two-guard has averaged 19.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game en route to leading the Bruins to a 21-8 record, a second-place finish in the Moore League, and a first-round CIF Southern Section Division I-AA home game against J Serra tonight at 7:30. center_img “I didn’t care,” she said. Tenaya transferred to Wilson her sophomore year, where she concentrated on academics instead of playing JV basketball, her father Charlie Watson III said. Last year, Tenaya met the minimum 2.0 GPA standards, and she played a significant role in helping Wilson earn a share of the Moore League title with Millikan after Poly had to forfeit its crown because of an ineligible player. Why has Tenaya turned up her game in the classroom this season? Cynthia believes Tenaya’s recent progress has a lot to do with three factors – Cynthia marrying Charlie Watson III last March, their son Charlie Watson IV graduating from Southern University in Louisiana the same year, and the hiring of coach Byron Ferguson this season. Ferguson requires athletes to meet a 2.5 standard to compete. “Me and her mother sat her down and said school is first and basketball is second,” Tenaya’s stepfather said. “What happens if you get injured? After we had that conversation, it was a done deal. We told her if your grades are not right, you are not going to play ball. We can’t go to school and do your work for you. We all know she can play basketball. I want her head together.” Tenaya has played on a bad left ankle since a collision with Etiwanda’s center at the Ayala Tournament earlier in the season. Last Thursday against Poly in the Moore League championship game, she played through an asthma attack in the first quarter. After taking some medicine, she finished with 20 points and seven rebounds. “I think playing with her brothers and father made her tougher physically and mentally,” Ferguson said. “She is the toughest kid I have ever coached.” Rice, Arizona, UC Irvine and San Francisco have shown interest in her, but she’ll likely have to play JC ball before she can enter an NCAA Division I program. Her parents said that not being prepared to enter a four-year institution bothers their daughter. “Now, she understands the consequences,” Cynthia said. “She wishes I would have stayed on her more. It wouldn’t be so hard on her now.” Earl Williams can be reached at earl.williams@presstelegram.com or (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Site C opposition: Hudson’s Hope request for support and project implication

first_imgWhen asked about the many court cases against Site C that are currently underway, Mayor Johansson replied, “Certainly we are going to be watching what happens with those, but as far as being able to judge whether they’re strong or weak – that’s beyond my capabilities I’m afraid.”Mayor Johansson concludes by explaining the bottom line is every energy source carries with it different pros and cons – but ultimately she would rather see the province invest in a combination of geothermal, solar, wind and natural gas resources. “We live in a society in which we should be making our views known or our concerns known,” Mayor Johansson explains. “So I guess that’s what we’re doing, we want to make sure the province, local governments and also the population in general knows what the implications of this project are because I don’t think they’ve been terribly well known.”Mayor Johansson says the letters were sent to every municipality in the province, as well as all of the regional districts – expect for the PRRD, as she says they’re already well aware of Site C and Hudson’s Hope’s position. Mayor Johansson says the district also sent the letters to as many B.C. First Nations they were able to track down.“This project is not just a northern project and not just a concern for the northeast – it’s a provincial thing, it has provincial implications; both on the impact on electricity rates, and on the fact that borrowing that significant amount of money is then going to, as Minister De Jong pointed out, it may push some other projects off the table because you already used up your borrowing room,” says Mayor Johansson.- Advertisement -Some public infrastructure projects that Mayor Johansson points to as an example include the George Massey Tunnel Replacement, other bridge repairs, and the Rapid Transit System being discussed on the Lower Mainland.“Besides the two proponents, which are B.C. Hydro and the province, the only independents eyes that have looked at that this time around was that Environmental Assessment Joint Review Panel, and what the panel said was if you [the proponents] decide to go forward, then you need to take it to the B.C. Utilities Commission, especially on cost, because they said they didn’t have the information, or the time, or the resources to comment on whether – at that time $7.9 billion estimate – was accurate,” Mayor Johansson goes on to say. “…We’re [Hudson’s Hope] saying ‘ok you appointed this panel to make recommendations, they did that so would you please follow the recommendations.”“We’re not way out of line here, or asking for the moon, or anything that’s outside the box.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Jack Wilshere replies to Fabregas’ claim that ‘Arsenal fans love me’ – It’s Fakebook

first_imgDISCLAIMER: Fakebook is a spoof social network – it is about as genuine as a Wenger apology to Mourinho.talkSPORT’s Fakebook is back, where we take a tongue-in-cheek look at the spoof social networking of football’s biggest stars.This time round, fresh from Chelsea seeing off Arsenal 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, it’s Cesc Fabregas getting the Fakebook treatment.The Spaniard repeats his claim that Gooners still ‘love me’, to which Jack Wilshere can’t resist replying. Plus, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho get stuck in to each other, outside the technical area again.For lots more fun sports videos, check out talkSPORT on YouTube here!last_img read more

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Belgium too good for England in World Cup play-off

first_imgBelgium have now defeated England twice in a fortnight, having waited 82 years to beat them before winning 1-0 in their group stage encounter.Gareth Southgate’s men were forced to settle for England’s joint best performance at a World Cup abroad, matching that of the 1990 generation.He made five changes to the team beaten 2-1 by Croatia in the last four, as England fielded their youngest World Cup line-up in history — with an average age of 25 years and 174 days.Phil Jones, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all came into the side, while Belgium boss Roberto Martinez recalled Meunier and handed a start to Youri Tielemans.Paris Saint-Germain defender Meunier made a quick impression by firing Belgium in front following an attack started by Romelu Lukaku.The Manchester United forward released Nacer Chadli down the right into space behind the England defence, and his cross was turned home by Meunier who stepped in front of a static Rose.Jordan Pickford readjusted his body superbly to deny Kevin De Bruyne a second time, the Everton goalkeeper clawing away the ball after a sizeable deflection off Kieran Trippier.– Alderweireld’s goal-saving clearance –Eden Hazard sought to exploit the spaces at every opportunity, the Belgium captain linked up intelligently with Tielemans on the edge of the area but was blocked off as he tried to pull the trigger.England slowly worked their way into the contest as Loftus-Cheek headed straight at Thibaut Courtois on 15 minutes.Harry Kane blew a terrific chance to add to his six goals in Russia, the favourite for the Golden Boot scuffing harmlessly wide after an inviting lay-off from Raheem Sterling.Toby Alderweireld, one of six Tottenham players on the pitch, then hooked just over after a mishit Tielemans shot dropped to the Belgium defender at a corner.Belgium lost Chadli to a hamstring injury before half-time, while Southgate introduced Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard at the break for Sterling and Rose.Their pace and directness gave England renewed vigour, with Lingard volleying across goal just out of the reach of a lunging Kane.They received a let-off when Lukaku failed to control a defence-splitting pass from De Bruyne, allowing Pickford to charge off his line to smother.And it looked as though Dier was going to draw England level when he lifted the ball over Courtois, only for Alderweireld to race back to clear off the line.With England pushing forward, Meunier nearly produced one of the goals of the tournament, his crisp volley from a Dries Mertens cross drawing an excellent one-handed stop from Pickford.There was nothing Pickford could do though as De Bruyne and Hazard combined to wrap up the victory on 82 minutes, the latter drilling low inside the near post for his third goal of the competition.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eden Hazard scored and led Belgium to third place in the World Cup© AFP Giuseppe CACACESAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, July 14 – Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in Saturday’s third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg.Meunier, who missed the semi-final loss to France due to suspension, scored after just four minutes before Hazard grabbed a late second as Belgium eclipsed the side that came fourth at the 1986 edition.last_img read more

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Memorial Day events to honor the fallen

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 10 a.m., Simi Valley Pioneer Cemetery, 1461 Thompson Lane, just west of Rancho Simi Community Park by the Arroyo Simi. 10:30 a.m., Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd., includes a flyover by F-16 fighter jets from Edwards Air Force Base, a flight of AT6 planes by the Condor Squadron, music by the 300th Army Band, a rifle salute and a tribute to female veterans. Maj. Gen. James W. Comstock will speak at the event, which will also commemorate the 31st anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. 10:30 a.m., Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village, includes musicians from the Simi Valley High School Concert Band, an F-16 fighter jet from Edwards Air Force Base and nine World War II fighter planes from the Condor Squadron doing a flyover in formation. 11 a.m., Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade, Sherman Way and Remmet Street, with the theme “Military Families Keep the Home Fires Burning.” 11:30 a.m., San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, Foothill Boulevard and Bledsoe Street in Sylmar, includes speakers who fought in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Military veterans, relatives and supporters will pay their respects today to fallen U.S. soldiers during Memorial Day events ranging from solemn ceremonies to community barbecues. Here are some of the events planned around Southern California: 9 a.m., Topanga Memorial Day Parade, Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Pine Tree Circle. The theme is The Spirit of Topanga: Past, Present and Future. 10 a.m., Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Mortuary, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, includes a portrayal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, a rifle salute by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a performance by the Air National Guard Band. 1 p.m., Forest Lawn, 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale, includes a march from the Little Church of the Flowers to the burial site of a Civil War soldier, a performance by The Band of the California Battalion and a Civil War musket and cannon salute.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bacterial tie to asthma probed

first_imgA decade ago, Cushman-Neal was getting state-of-the-art treatments – but asthma was slowly taking her life. “I was 21, and my friends were all starting careers, having a good time, and I was in the hospital,” she said. “I needed assistance to walk to the bathroom.” Her doctors in San Diego laid out her options: a lung transplant; an experimental treatment with chemotherapy; or giving up. “My doctor said `we’re running out of options,”‘ Cushman-Neal said. At National Jewish, recognized nationally for the research and treatment of respirator, immune and allergic disorders, Martin took a biopsy of her lungs. As the lab technician looked at Cushman-Neal’s sample amplified by an electron microscope, he summoned Martin. “He said, `look at all these squiggly things,” Martin said. The squiggly things were the same bacteria that, in larger amounts, cause pneumonia. Martin put Cushman-Neal on antibiotics – which she says changed her life. In 2005, Cushman-Neal, who now lives in Denver, did a sprint-distance triathlon in San Diego and she has run the Boulder Bolder 10-kilometer race. She also got married, and adopted two children.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The goal is to find out how antibiotic treatment impacts asthma symptoms. Martin, who is chairman of National Jewish’s department of medicine, said he also hopes to perfect a new method for identifying lung bacteria. The current method, a bronchoscopy, requires putting a tube into the lungs, an procedure uncomfortable enough that patients must be sedated. The study’s two goals could help physicians decide whether to prescribe antibiotics for asthma patients, Martin said. This project might never have happened if it weren’t for Diane Cushman-Neal. DENVER – Can bacterial infection cause chronic asthma? The National Institutes of Health have awarded $7.5 million to National Jewish Medical and Research Center to find the answer. The study, which could dramatically alter treatment of the ailment afflicting 20 million Americans, all started with one woman’s crippling asthma and discovery of bacteria in her lungs. Dr. Richard Martin, the study’s lead investigator, said he and researchers at seven other centers hope to enroll 126 chronic asthma patients from around the country. last_img

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Rovers host Cockhill Celtic in massive FAI Intermediate Cup clash at Leckview

first_imgNational Cup action takes pride of place this weekend with the seniors in FAI intermediate Cup action against Cockhill Celtic  this Sunday at Leckview with a 2pm start. All support would be greatly appreciated and Eamon McConigleys men will go into this one on the back of an excellent 2-1 win on the opening day of the League season against Derry City Reserves with goalscorers being Steve Okakpo-Emeka and Darren McElwaine.U12 SFAI Cup action takes place on Saturday morning when Eddie McGraths side travel to play Bonagee with a 10.30am start.Last weekend was a very good one for the club with most of our sides emerging victorious with our Youths winning 5-1 at Gweedore Utd in the Donegal Youth League. Goalscorers were Shane Doherty, Darragh Morrison(2), Ciaran Daffan and Cameron Gormley and they play Fanad this Saturday at the Aura at 2pm. Our 16s drew with Bonagee 0-0 before winning 7-2 against Dunfanaghy with goals from Clinton Ilupeju(2), Ryan O’Donnell (2), Joe McGill, Brandon Manues and Oran Winston and they travel to play Swilly this Saturday at 2pm.Our u14s Rovers drew 0-0 with Gweedore Celtic and are have two trips in three days as they head to play Gweedore Utd on Thursday before a trip to Mulroy on Saturday morning at 1145am. Our u14s Crusaders lost out 3-1 to Gweedore Celtic with Sean McGinley netting and they head to Glenea this Saturday at 1145am while the u14s United had a big 7-1 win over Gweedore Celtic Impact with goals from Paul McGreevy, Brian Anthony, Talha Altaf, Sean Pascual and Mohammed Khan with a hattrick and they head to play Lurgy Celtic on Sunday at 1130am.Our u12s Rovers had a great 3-1 win at Gweedore Utd with goals from  Ben Cassidy, Josh Patton(pen) and Fawad Bashar in that one while the u12s Crusaders won 7-1 at Bonaee Arcade and on the mark there were Donal Gallagher (2), Conor Kelly (2) and Kian McGrath, Mark Bonner and Elijah and they are home to Gweedore Cosmos at the Aura junior pitch on Sunday at 10am.The clubs annual draw tickets are now on sale priced at ten euro and everyone within the club is asked to try and put in as much effort as possible to ensure its continued success. This weeks mini Lotto numbers are 1,4, 11 and 17.Five people Matched three numbers and receive 15euro each;Arthur Gent, Gerry Meehan, Ginia Kelly, Agnes Kavanagh and Rory O’Gorman the lucky winners.Next weeks jackpot is 4100 euro.Club Bingo continues in the Station House Hotel every Thursday night at 830pm sharp. Snowball is 1275 euro on 45 numbers or less.Rovers host Cockhill Celtic in massive FAI Intermediate Cup clash at Leckview was last modified: September 13th, 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:Cockhill Celticfai intermediate cupFootballLetterkenny RoversSportlast_img read more

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SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – NAOMH MHUIRE PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgConall Bonner & Cathal Casey meeting Sam at Naomh MhuireIT was late when the Donegal 2012 heroes arrived at the Banks; but no-one cared.All evening message on Twitter, Facebook and Donegal Daily kept Naomh Mhuire parish members up to date on Sam’s arrival.Some parents put their children to bed early – so they could get up again to see the Sam Maguire, a certain Mr McGuinness – and a bus loaded with football heroes. If you have pictures,  you can send them to info@donegaldaily.com. Sarah Sharkey was delighted when Colm McFadden posed for a pic with three week old Charlie.Jim McGuinness also got to meet Charlie. “Jim and Colm were real gentlemen,” said Sarah    SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – NAOMH MHUIRE PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 27th, 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)last_img read more

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