Anderson 100% Sure of Winning August 7 Election

first_imgThe embattled President of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) said he is confident of winning the August 7 election in spite of the misunderstanding between his leadership and some aggrieved stakeholders over the “legitimacy and expiration of tenure” of his administration.Mr. Anderson confirmed the certainty in the pending election which has been suspended four different times. He said as his statutory duty as the head of basketball, he is carrying out renovation of the Sports Commission that will last two weeks.The basketball boss said the “blank benches” would be changed to “concrete” and subsequently the entire Commission would be refurbished.He said the renovation is expected to precede the official closing of the 2013/2014 LBA League which is scheduled anytime in July.He said the LBA would adhere to 100% of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was on Wednesday, June 3, crafted at the Youth and Sports Ministry, on 19th Street Sinkor.According to the MOU, Congress is scheduled for Thursday – Friday, the 6th -7th of August, to be climaxed with elections.By Friday, July 3, the Election Commission should have been set up by Mr. Anderson in consultations with the Executive Committee, and the Commission would have responsibility to provide guidelines in consonance with the Constitution of the LBA.The Congressional documents would be distributed to the stakeholders in mid-July through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.“Forty nine stakeholders are expected to go to the polls, including 34 clubs and 15 members of the Executive Committee,” Mr. Anderson said. “We were able to reach a common ground for the 3rd division clubs, with eight clubs being accepted while six clubs dropped.”He added: “Only current presidents of clubs and members of the Executive Committee are eligible to contest the presidency.”Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Jr., having failed in previous negotiations, including the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC), initiated the reconciliation for the third time.It may be recalled that Minister Yonton banned basketball activities and wrote FIBA-Africa for intervention.The aggrieved stakeholders raised five issues, which include: the violation of the constitution of the LBA by the ongoing president, Mr. Rufus Anderson; the failure to holding elections on the fourth year.Another contention was that clubs which didn’t participate in the immediate past basketball league season should be scrapped and the leadership should publish listing of teams eligible for congress.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Body found in Pomeroon River identified

first_imgOne week after the body of a man was discovered floating in the Pomeroon River, it has been identified as that of Orlando Naughton of Charity Squatting Area, Pomeroon. According to information received, Keith Naughton, father of the now dead man, visited the Charity Police Station, and informed the ranks that the body that was retrieved from the river was suspected to be that of his 26-year-old son. As such, the devastated father was taken to the mortuary where he positively identified the body.Guyana Times understands that the deceased man was an alcoholic who worked as a labourer at the Charity Waterfront.The grieving father revealed that his son lived alone at Charity and he was last seen alive two Fridays ago.Reports revealed that the body was seen floating face down next to a boat last Monday by a farmer in the vicinity of Grant Stelling, Hope, Lower Pomeroon.As such, residents were alerted and the Police were summoned. The body was then recovered from the water and taken to the Suddie Mortuary, where a post-mortem examination was scheduled to be performed. There was no identification attached to the body at the time it was found.It was revealed that there were no marks of violence to determine whether foul play was involved in the death of Naughton.last_img read more

Wanted fugitive nabbed in Black Bush

first_imgCorentyne robberies– escaped twice, served time for murderPolice in Berbice have successfully apprehend a man who is believed to have been a part of the notorious gang that has been terrorising on the Corentyne over the past weeks.The intelligence-led operation which started on Wednesday evening and ended on Thursday morning, led to the arrest of two-time prison escapee Vinod Gopaul, 29, who was found hiding in an abandoned house at Yakusari, Black Bush Polder.Gopaul was wanted by the Police following the shooting to death of three bandits on May 19, 2019, at Black Bush Polder.Thursday’s operation also involved members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. Gopaul was charged for several counts of armed robberies. Most of the robberies were allegedly committed in the Black Bush Polder area and on the Corentyne Coast.In June 2011, he escaped from custody. At the time he was serving a sentence for the 2004 murder of his father whom he shot and killed.He was also among 18 prisoners who escaped from the Camp Street Prison in 2007 and was recaptured shortly after and charged while some of the other prisoners were shot dead.Further, he escaped again in June 2011 along with notorious high seas pirate, Kevin “Long Hair” Narine, Rickford Le Fleur, and Vijay Seenarine of Skeldon.However, following several robberies on the Corentyne, Police ranks raided the backlands of Johanna in the Black Bush Polder with the aim of capturing the wanted bandits.Wanted bandit: Vinod Gopaullast_img read more

Chelsea outcast lined up for Inter Milan move in January

first_imgInter Milan have begun talks to sign Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, according to reports in Italy.The Egypt international has struggled to nail down regular first-team football at Stamford Bridge since signing for the Blues from Basel for £11m in January and the Nerazzurri are expected to launch a bid to buy the 22-year-old in in the next windowInter sporting director Piero Ausilio has made contact with Salah’s representatives and sources close to the Blues star claim he is ready to leave the Stamford Bridge club.Jose Mourinho is reportedly willing to let the wide-man leave on loan initially and include a clause in the deal to give Inter the option to sign Salah permanently at the end of the season.Salah has made only six appearances this term for the Blues. Mohamed Salah 1last_img

Jedinak admits VAR ‘frustration’ but Ausssie have moved on

first_imgBut Australia were beaten 2-1 by France after finding themselves on the wrong end of Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha’s decision to award the French a penalty just before the hour mark.Cunha appeared to wave play on after a tackle by Australia defender Josh Risdon brought down Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann early in the second half.After being informed by the assistant referee that the incident merited a review, he consulted video footage of the incident before pointing to the penalty spot.Griezmann went on to score the first VAR-assisted goal in World Cup history.Jedinak pulled the Socceroos back into the game with a penalty of his own but an 81st-minute Aziz Behich own goal gave France a scrappy victory.– ‘Hard done by’ –Australia’s players claim they are ready to “move on” and are focusing on trying to beat Denmark on Thursday in a bid to reignite their bid for a place in the last 16.But Aston Villa midfielder Jedinak admitted: “If I said I wasn’t frustrated by this decision, I wouldn’t be lying.”He added: “But we can’t change it now. The score says 2-1, penalty to Griezmann and yellow card for Risdon. It is what it is.”“I feel hard done by,” said Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan, who was powerless against Griezmann’s well-struck spot kick.“I don’t feel we were beaten by a better team but almost by technology a little bit.”Roared on by a sizeable support at Kazan Arena, it is likely many of the fans wearing Australia’s green and gold were left feeling the same.For France coach Didier Deschamps, there were — not surprisingly — no complaints: “I’m not going to complain about the use of video today, because it went in our favour.“The referee saw there had been an error, and recitifed it because there was a foul.“We’ve already been on the wrong end of it (VAR) in the past. That’s how it is, so you have to get used to it.“Even with the video (VAR), decisions are still open to interpretation. The referee is alerted, but in the end it’s him who decides.”VAR focuses on four key areas: goals, penalty decisions, direct red card incidents and mistaken identity.Specifically, when it comes to penalty decisions, FIFA’s rules state: “The role of the VAR is to ensure that no clearly wrong decisions are made in conjunction with the award or non-award of a penalty kick.”Jedinak said the issue of whether the penalty was valid could be “debated for as long as we’re here, and beyond”.But he reasoned: “It’s here and it’s here to stay. I think we just have to move on.“People could debate it for as long as we’re here, and beyond. But you know what, it is what it is now and we have to move forward, as harsh as it may be.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mile Jedinak says Australia were frustrated at being on the receiving end of the first VAR-assisted penalty in World Cup history © A / SAEED KHANKAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Australia captain Mile Jedinak put on a brave face but admitted the frustration was palpable a day after the Socceroos’ World Cup campaign was compounded by a historic but controversial VAR decision.Making its World Cup debut at Russia 2018, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is the latest technological measure introduced into the ‘beautiful game’ in a bid to eliminate the grey areas surrounding key refereeing decisions.last_img read more

Atletico shoot for football future in cricket-mad Pakistan

first_img“We are not looking for players for Atletico Madrid because we know that this is going to be very difficult… Our target is to improve the football here,” coach Javier Visea told AFP.To succeed in carving out a place for football, they will need to overcome marginal government support, poor infrastructure and a troubled history with FIFA that has resulted in multiple bans for violating the body’s rules.The country remains on thin ice with the governing organisation, currently sits 199th in the FIFA rankings and has still never qualified for a football World Cup.– Cricket country –Things weren’t always so dire.The national squad boasted a top 10 place in Asian football until the 1970s. The sport remains widely watched by middle-class Pakistanis, and football video games like the FIFA franchise are as popular as ever.Those seeds of fandom are what Atletico hopes to nurture with their facility, which opened last September in the nation of over 200 million.“We know cricket is the main sport,” said Visea. “But … there are a lot of football fans, they are following (the) Premier League, they are following La Liga.”A promising future for football in Pakistsn may not be as quixotic as it sounds © AFP / ARIF ALIAtletico aims to promote football, health, and sports in general, he said — along with their own brand in the vast untapped football market that is South Asia.And a promising future for football may not be as quixotic as it sounds.For decades, field hockey was the most popular sport in the country as Pakistan dominated international competitions and won four World Cup titles.The sport was only overshadowed by cricket with the rise of the dashing all-rounder, and now prime minister, Imran Khan — culminating with the country’s World Cup win in 1992 under Khan’s leadership.Cricket has ruled the sporting roost ever since — but the hope is that another strong personality with a winning streak in football could change everything again.– ‘A little bit scared’ –Ten-year-old Fiza Shahid dreams of becoming a footballer like her heroes Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, practising in her backyard before joining Atletico’s academy.Father Muhammad Shahid said he takes great pride in watching his daughter Fiza Shahid play the beautiful game in conservative Pakistan © AFP / ARIF ALIAs she sprinted down the new facility’s pitch, her father Muhammad Shahid said he takes great pride in watching his daughter play the beautiful game in conservative Pakistan, where boys are more likely to be allowed to compete in sports than girls.Shahid, who is from a humble background and holds conservative religious beliefs, is a firm believer in his daughter’s right to play.“Both the sons and daughters have equal rights,” he said.For 12-year-old Hussam Suhail the Atletico academy not only provides a place to emulate his idols but also a safe pitch to hone his skills.“In the streets there are trees and cars coming, you can’t play well, while here you can play very well without stopping,” he said.Pakistan currently sits at 199 in the FIFA rankings and has still never qualified for a World Cup © AFP / ARIF ALIThe opening of the academy also comes as security has dramatically improved across Pakistan after years of militancy, paving the way for the gradual return of international sports.“At the moment they asked us about coming here we were a little bit scared because all the news coming from Pakistan to Spain (is) not good news,” said coach Daniel Limones.But things changed when he landed in Pakistan.“We are feeling like if we are Spain, so there is no security issue or those things,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Atletico Madrid hopes to nurture Pakistan’s football with their facility, which opened last September in the nation of over 200 million © AFP / ARIF ALILAHORE, Pakistan, Jan 20 – Spain’s Atletico Madrid are taking on a challenge tougher than winning La Liga — developing football in cricket-mad Pakistan, where bat and ball are king, pitches come with stumps not goalposts, and even the prime minister is a former World Cup winner.During a recent session at the club’s new facility in Lahore — the country’s first European football academy — a cabal of Spanish coaches watched as a new class of young Pakistani hopefuls fired off penalty kicks.last_img read more

Man City’s title bid in tatters after collapse at Wolves

first_img0Shares0000Wolves defender Matt Doherty scored the winner against Manchester City © AFP / Paul ELLISWOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Dec 28 – Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City’s faint hopes of retaining the Premier League title were in tatters as they blew a two-goal lead and had Ederson sent in a dramatic 3-2 defeat at Wolves on Friday.Guardiola’s side recovered from Ederson’s 12th minute dismissal to take control thanks to Raheem Sterling’s double either side of half-time. But City’s fatigued stars were unable to go the distance as Adama Traore’s goal started a thrilling Wolves fightback.Raul Jimenez equalised with eight minutes to go and Matt Doherty hit the winner to send Molineux wild in the 89th minute.“Always the goals can be avoided but sometimes it’s tiredness. It’s a lot of minutes to defend with 10 men,” Guardiola said.“No regrets, they did absolutely everything to defend a result for 80 minutes but it was difficult.”Third placed City trail runaway leaders Liverpool by 14 points and, Jurgen Klopp’s red-hot team have a game in hand, making it hard to imagine the champions getting their hands on the trophy for a third successive season.“It is a big gap for a long time. It’s not a race if you think about it,” Guardiola said.“I have been asked the question for a long time and it is the same answer. It’s not realistic to think about the title race.“We have to think of the next game and about winning our games.”Wolves, flying high in fifth place, have contributed to City’s downfall more than most and, after winning 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium in October, they celebrated a top-flight double over the Manchester club for the first time since 1960-61.The only blemish for Wolves were the missiles thrown from the stands when City celebrated their second goal, an incident that prompted the Football Association to launch an investigation.Referee Martin Atkinson was seen passing a metal hip flask to the fourth official as an announcement over the tannoy warned “numerous instances of objects being thrown have been seen. CCTV will be used to prosecute offenders”.It was a bitter night for Guardiola, whose team have lost five league games this season after being beaten just four times in the whole of last term.City had looked closer to their best in recent wins over Arsenal and Leicester, but they could not have made a worse start at Molineux.When Diogo Jota escaped with a well-timed run behind the City defence, Ederson rashly raced out of his area.The Brazilian misjudged the bounce of the ball and clipped Jota, earning a red card. Guardiola then replaced Sergio Aguero with reserve keeper Claudio Bravo.City responded by snatching the lead in controversial fashion in the 25th minute.Riyad Mahrez made an incisive run that ended with Leander Dendoncker stepping on the Algerian’s foot, leading VAR to award a penalty.That was not the end of the drama as Sterling’s spot-kick was saved by Rui Patricio, only for VAR to intervene again as the penalty was retaken for encroachment.– Relentless pressure –Sterling shot to the same side with his second kick, but although Patricio saved again, this time the winger followed up to tap in the rebound.When Sterling doubled the lead in the 50th minute, City looked in charge.Beating the offside trap with ease, Sterling ran onto Kevin De Bruyne’s pass and clipped a deft finish over Patricio.But Sterling’s eventful night wasn’t finished yet and, when he surrendered possession careless in midfield five minutes later, Wolves took advantage to reduce the deficit.Traore’s blistering pace makes him a tough opponent, so City backed off just enough to allow the wing-back to blast a low drive past Bravo from 20 yards.Raheem Sterling gave City the from the rebound after missing a penalty kick twice © AFP / Paul ELLISWolves’ relentless pressure in the closing stages finally forced City to crack.Benjamin Mendy made a mess of trying to shepherd the ball out for a goal-kick and Traore stole possession.Traore crossed for Jimenez to stab past Bravo from close-range, leaving City’s exhausted players on their knees in frustration.There was even worse to come for City in the 89th minute as Doherty took Jimenez’s backheel, slalomed past Nicolas Otamendi and smashed a fine finish into the far corner.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United fans explain why they DON’T need £40m striker with 21 goals

first_img Karim Benzema is a reported transfer target of Man United 1 Man United manager Louis van Gaal will be seeking a new striker in the summer.Radamel Falcao’s season-long loan will not be turned into a permanent deal following a campaign where he scored just four times, while Wayne Rooney did his best with 12 strikes, despite being played in midfield.As a result, the club have been linked with £40m-rated Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, who scored 15 goals in the Liga and six in the Champions League this season.Here, talkSPORT looks at the reaction from some Man United fans on Twitter.last_img

I.T. SERVICES AND REPAIR COMPANY LK IT CENTRE LAUNCHES ITS NEW BUSINESS

first_imgLK IT CENTRE is Letterkenny’s newest I.T. services and repair company and have just opened for business.They’ve a wide range of services such as laptop and desktop computer repairs for both home and business clients.The new office is located at Donegal Farm Machinery Business Park, Bonagee. They help solve all types of computer problems as well as offering you a wide range of I.T. Services such as digital marketing over social media.We can help your business grow by quickly attracting new clients in a very specific and targeted way that can be customised to suit each business regardless of size.Special training is offered for the over 50’s who feel left out of the technology loop.We can give you easy to understand, jargon free training lessons on a one to one basis, we can help you get the basics right and let you move on to a more advanced level at a pace time that suits you. We don’t tell you what you need to know we let you tell us.With many years experience in computer repairs they hope to offer their Donegal clients a new unrivalled hardware and software repair service with an eye on both quality and speed of repairs, with a 24 hour repair time for most computer problems for both home & business clients.LK IT Centre want to be there for you when things go wrong.LK IT Centre will be offering you a special priority emergency computer repair service for when you get that sinking feeling and things go badly wrong, we will quickly help you get them right again.Special discounted computer repairs for College student. And much more..So if your computer is full of viruses, running really slowly or if you just need some I.T. consultancy, give us a call on 086 3756907 or find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/LetterkennyitcentreI.T. SERVICES AND REPAIR COMPANY LK IT CENTRE LAUNCHES ITS NEW BUSINESS was last modified: October 17th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

FREE HEALTH AND BEAUTY INFORMATION DAY AT THE COURTYARD SHOPPING CENTRE THIS THURSDAY

first_imgThis Thursday the annual Health and Beauty Information Day will take place at the Courtyard Shopping Centre from 12 noon-5 pm. Over 30 exhibitors are taking part, one of the biggest Health Day iniatives held in Donegal.All information, advice, demonstrations, consultations etc are free to the public and Everyone is welcome.There will be free blood sugar level testing, free blood pressure testing, free BMI, free EyesightTesting, free Hearing and Wax checks.Dillons Hotel on Main Street Letterkenny will provide Healthy Dishes and samples. Exhibitors include:Donegal Red CrossHarkins ChiropodistsConnect HearingHungarian Dental Clinic Mc Quaids OpticiansIrish Cancer Society Letterkenny Daffodil CentreLindas Body & Beauty ClinicCongress Resource Centre Mc Kinney Family ChiropracticNatural Health L/KCara HouseReflexologyHerbal LifeLetterkenny Womens CentreLetterkenny Mens ShedsDonegal Sports PartnershipDonegal Living LinksThe Good Morning ServiceJM Physical TherapyLetterkenny CDPKriston Method Pelvic HealthLYIT – Student NursesLetterkenny Youth & Family ServiceParent StopThe Loft Youth ProjectThe Doorway ProjectDe-Exeter HouseThe Carers AssociationThe Living Wheel System for Managing ChangeWheatgrassJuice PlusLYIT – Hula Hoop Guinness Book of Records ChallengeDonegal Travellers Primary Healthcare ProjectAura centre LetterkennyAll information on www.courtyardletterkenny.comFREE HEALTH AND BEAUTY INFORMATION DAY AT THE COURTYARD SHOPPING CENTRE THIS THURSDAY was last modified: March 10th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Courtyard Shopping Centrelast_img read more