LBA Neglects Trash at Sports Commission

first_imgDue to the current tussle in the leadership of the Liberia Basketball Association, a roomful of trash has been neglected by workers at the Sports Commission in Monrovia.A visit by the Daily Observer yesterday gathered that since the leadership crisis began several months ago, sanitation worker, who was not identified has not showed up for work.A member of the outgoing administration’s Executive Committee, Dennis Herbert, known popularly as Shakara, confirmed that the worker has not been coming to work and meanwhile angrily accused the Daily Observer for not fairly reporting events surrounding the leadership crisis.“I did not see a report when the doors to the Sports Commission were illegally sealed off,” he said, but when he was told it was reported, he demanded to see the edition the report appeared.Though rest rooms at the Sports Commission were locked, overpowering smell of pepe filled its surroundings.One of the doors of the Commission is open while the other is still sealed off, and empty mineral water plastic bags thrown about several places at the Sports Commission.Mr. Hebert, owner of Commissioners (male and female teams) and Sacbase, was furious when a question was posed to him about the unsanitary condition at the Sports Commission.“There are no sports journalists who report objectively in this country (Liberia),” he fumed, “you only report what you want to report.”He ignored the question.Mr. Herbert’s anger, according to information, is due to the long period that the current leadership crisis has been going on that there seems no authority is prepared to bring to an end.The outgoing leadership, led by Rufus Anderson and other stakeholders have failed to settle their differences and as a result have been unable to find a way forward.Though Anderson is considering re-election, and has been opposed by several basketball presidents and at least on four occasions, proposed congress and elections were aborted.The Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Liberia National Olympic Committee have unsuccessfully mediated in the crisis.Recent suggestion of an inclusive administration with the aggrieved stakeholders did not meet expectations of aggrieved stakeholders who have accused Anderson of financial improprieties.The case is presently with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to decide the way forward but the longer the ministry stays to decide the next course of action, the longer the frustration of those who love and want to see the game develop.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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Guyana Peace Council observes International Day of Non-Violence

first_img…non-violent approach was continuously used by JaganSeveral members of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP); Indian High Commissioner V Mahalingam and former President Donald Ramotar were present at the Mahatma Gandhi celebratory event at the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre.Addressing individuals present at the event, High Commissioner Mahalingam noted that Mahatma Gandhi was considered the founder of the non-violence movement. Non-violence is the way of taking positive action to resist oppression or bring about positive change.The Indian High Commissioner, who was born in Gandhi’s homeland, added that the aim of non-violent conflict (satyagraha) was to convert your opponent, to win over their mind and heart and persuade them that your point of view is right.An important element is often to make sure that the opponent is given a face-saving way of changing their mind. Non-violent protest seeks a ‘win-win’ solutionHead of the Women and Gender Equality Commission, Indra Chandarpal addressing the gathering on Tuesdaywhenever possible.Additionally, Head of the Women and Gender Equality Commission, Indra Chandarpal reminded individuals that Dr Cheddi Jagan used a non-violent approach in the 1973 elections, when the Army wanted to take over the ballot boxes.Former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, speaking on behalf of the Guyana Peace Council, thanked the Indian High Commissioner for the informative celebratory Mahatma Gandhi anniversary event.Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India. He died on January 30, 1948, in Delhi. He was a lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India.As such, he came to be considered the father of his country. Gandhi is internationally esteemed for his doctrine of non-violent protest (satyagraha) to achieve political and social progress.last_img read more

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More allegations levelled against Cops at 51 Police Station

first_imgIn the wake of reports that a Corentyne, Berbice housewife was beaten with a baton and her teen son slapped by a Policeman at the Number 51 Police Station, more accusations are being made against what was described as the “unprofessional attitude” of officers at that station.On Wednesday, a 74-woman reported that an officer at the Number 51 Police Station refused to take a report from her and also verbally abused her.The woman, Lucille Oudkerk, is also claiming that her house was stoned by the persons whom she went to the station to make a report against. The woman is contending that ranks from the station reportedly called the family and informed the family that she was there to make a report against them.“I don’t think they will do anything. The last time I went to them they did not evenSeventy-four-year-old Lucille Oudkerkwant to take a statement from me,” the pensioner told Guyana Times.Oudkerk took her concerns to Freedom House in New Amsterdam hoping that officials there might be able to assist in getting her justice.According to Oudkerk, on October 28, 2018, she reported that a family member of hers was ripping down her fence. She reported that by damaging the fence, her sheep would be able to leave the yard. She claims that the officer that she made the report to told the relative what she was alleging.“They come and they cuss me out and say why I go to the Police,” the elderly woman said. She is also claiming that she went to the Number 51 Police Station on November 11, 2018, to make a report and met the same officer.According to her, the officer refused to take a statement from her.“He was very abusive to me… he had me waiting from 9 o’clock till after 2:00pm. People come in after me and he take statements from them. When I talk, he tell another Police to come to me and he take out a small book and write down something and say I could go…” the woman stated.Oudkerk, who lives at Kilturn Village, Corentyne, Berbice, also claims that she was reluctant to report the Tuesday evening incident to the Police.Meanwhile, the woman, who was allegedly beaten by Police at the Number 51 Police Station last week, and was told to go to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) on Tuesday which was a holiday, is now losing confidence in that office.Takurdai Jugnanand’s concerns were raised on Wednesday when she visited the office for a second day. She told Guyana Times that female officers in the office at the time were mocking her as she related her story.She also noted that even though it has been reported that her 15-year-old son claims that he was slapped by one of the officers at the Number 51 Police Station, they did not invite the boy to the OPR office.She told this publication that during the meeting, three officers who were at the Police Station were present.“They did not bring the one that beat me and say that he gone on some course. And one of them who was sitting there when he was lashing me with the baton tell them that he was not there, that he walk out the office.”Meanwhile, in an invited comment, Divisional Commander Paul Langevine toldGuyana Times that if members of the public are not satisfied with the treatment they receive at Police Stations, they should ask to speak with a senior officer or Sub-Divisional Officer.Langevine said he is also available at the Central Police Station and is assuring that he will work towards giving persons satisfaction. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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A FOR ALISON’S AMAZING JUNIOR CERTIFICATE RESULTS

first_imgAlison Duffy, her mother Louise and Principal Liam GalbraithThe hard work of a Donegal student has paid off as she received impressive Junior Certificate results last week.Crana College student Alison Duffy from Lisfannon earned 10As in the Junior Certificate exams. She took all higher level subjects.The bright student was congratulated by Principal Liam Galbraith for her achievement.  A FOR ALISON’S AMAZING JUNIOR CERTIFICATE RESULTS was last modified: September 19th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CRANA COLLEGEJunior Certlast_img read more

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Liverpool record-breaker thrilled to sign new deal

first_img Salah enjoyed an incredible first season at the club ALTERED who plays? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? gameday crackers Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more NEW ERA 1 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? possible xi center_img How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Mohamed Salah has expressed his delight and confidence about the future after signing a new contract with Liverpool.The Reds announced on Monday morning that Salah, who joined them from Roma last summer, had agreed a new “long-term” deal. predicted It is understood the contract is for five years, with no release clause.The Egyptian forward, scorer of 44 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions for the club last season, said in a video posted on Liverpool’s official social media accounts: “Hello to Liverpool fans, I’m very happy to say I have signed a new contract with the club.“My first year at the club was an incredible experience for me and my family. I have to thank everyone at Liverpool and also you, our supporters. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes highlights LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS “I know we can achieve a lot of things together (and) I’m looking forward to seeing you. See you soon.”Salah finished last term as the Premier League Golden Boot winner with a 32-goal haul, a new record in a 38-game season, and he was named both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year.last_img read more

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JARLA’S VIEW ON HEALTH MINISTER’S VISIT TO LETTERKENNY GENERAL

first_imgJARLA’S VIEW ON HEALTH MINISTER’S VISIT TO LETTERKENNY GENERAL was last modified: March 4th, 2014 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:Health Minister James ReillyJarlaLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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EXHIBITION OF DONEGAL LIFE DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS WORTH A VISIT

first_imgA Donegal County Archives Touring Exhibition is now available for viewing at the Donegal Public Service Centre, Drumlonagher, Donegal town.The exhibition runs from 1 April 2014 to 30 May 2014.The exhibition celebrates 250 years of Donegal’s unique history and the relevance of local history for people living today. The exhibition showcases Donegal County Archives’ many and varied archival collections.Nine panels are on display which are based around the following themes- Homesteads; Donegal Wains; Fun and Games; Days of Toil; Faith and Worship; Landlords and Tenants; Conflict; Local Democracy; Journeys in Time.The panels contain a brief history of the themes and are accompanied by images scanned from the County Archives’ many collections. Images include photographs, posters, leaflets, extracts from letters, registers, minute books and other items.Included in the exhibition are some of the photographs kindly loaned to the County Archives for the purpose of the exhibition. For further information, please contact Niamh at 074 91 72 490 or archivist@donegalcoco.ieEXHIBITION OF DONEGAL LIFE DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS WORTH A VISIT was last modified: April 1st, 2014 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:Donegal lifeexhibitionlast_img read more

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No-spin zones

first_imgLos Angeles Unified School District officials last week unwittingly validated Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s bid to gain control of the district when they responded to his effort by starting to plan a public relations blitz against this reform effort, as they have similar efforts in the past. Whether LAUSD officials find a way to dip into their $13 billion budget for a few million, or tap their unions and other anti-reformers, they no doubt will get expert advice in developing a slick public relations operation to blitz the media with scare tactics and a catchy marketing slogan or two. Government at all levels has found that it can often obscure the failure to solve people’s problems and deliver on promises with a smoke screen of half truths and outright lies. Clearly, public officials are exempt from truth-in-advertising laws. Los Angeles’ City Hall has used such tactics extensively for years, but found such tactics can backfire. The Department of Water and Power, for instance, threw millions of dollars to a P.R. firm only to find the money was wasted when it led to federal investigations and indictments. 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Is that the kind of image-making LAUSD board members want? Yes, the district has made some inroads into boosting school achievement and reducing overcrowded classrooms with a massive school construction project still under way – and its small in-house public relations staff has done a good job of communicating its achievements to the world at large. But none of that has changed the fact that many people want the district broken up into manageable pieces, want more power for parents and teachers, and want more students to graduate instead of dropping out. It’s absurd to argue that the $862,000 the LAUSD spends each year for its communication staff is inadequate. The LAUSD was created to educate children, not to mislead the public about reform efforts. Schools ought to be non-spin zones. If the district wants to get some kudos, it must earn them. Student achievement, happy parents and inspired teachers are the best P.R. that money can’t buy.last_img read more

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BreakOut take a break in Gartan for a fun-filled weekend

first_imgYoung people from BreakOut groups from around the county gathered in Gartan recently for a fun-filled and action packed weekend. BreakOut is a project for young LGBTI people, LGBTI Allies and young people that believe in social justice aged 12-30, and is operated by Donegal Youth Service.  Currently there are groups meeting up regularly in Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Glenties and Moville offering information, training, one-to-one support and guaranteed craic.Participants had a wide range of activities to try over the weekend.  From archery to kayaking and everything in between, as well as loads of team building activities.  Young people also spent time coming up with designs for a new BreakOut hoodie to show their pride. Finally, a big rainbow filled BreakOut cake was enjoyed by all. The aim of BreakOut is to ‘work for an Ireland where LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) young people are empowered to embrace their development and growth confidently and to participate as agents of positive social change in their own environment’. You do not need to be ‘out’ to attend BreakOut.  Young people who are unsure, are questioning, or are looking for support are welcome to come along and bring their straight friends for support.  The groups offer a safe, non-judgemental space to all. BreakOut operates with a countrywide steering group consisting of personnel from the HSE, Gardai, Youth Reach, Donegal Youth Service, Donegal Youth Council, Letterkenny Youth and Family Service, ETB Youth Officer, Inishowen Development Partnership, Pobail Le Cheile, Family Resource Centres and Belong to. The project has been in operation since April 2009. The weekend was made possible thanks to funding from Healthy Ireland.  For more information about BreakOut contact Sinead Murray at Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road Letterkenny, 074 91 29630, www.donegalyouthservice.ie, or find BreakOut on Facebook.  Donegal Youth Service are a registered charity, Charity No. CHY 15027.Healthy Ireland LogoBreakOut take a break in Gartan for a fun-filled weekend was last modified: May 9th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:breakoutDonegal Youth Servicegartanresidentiallast_img read more

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Derelict buildings in Ramelton ‘a shame’ to see – Cllr

first_imgThe Letterkenny-Milford council is being called on to deal with the high number of derelict properties in many areas of Ramelton.Cllr Ian McGarvey said that the number of empty buildings has been a major issue for some time at The Mall, Bridge Street, Castle Street, Town Hall and the Quay.He said the problem has affected Ramelton over the years and it can also be a liability to property owners. Letterkenny-Milford Mayor John O’Donnell backed Cllr McGarvey’s motion and said: “We definitely need to take the lead on this as the local authority.”He said he thinks it’s “a shame” to see derelict properties all over the town.In response, the council said that there has been a limited application of the Derelict Sites legislation across the country due to the likely review of the legislation flagged in discussions under the Rebuilding Ireland initiative.Meanwhile, Ramelton is due to be examined under work programme of the council’s Regeneration and Development team. Derelict buildings in Ramelton ‘a shame’ to see – Cllr was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:letterkenny-milfordRameltonlast_img read more

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