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‘Nothing to Celebrate’

first_imgAbout 85 legislators of the 103-member body were nowhere to be seen at the official program marking the 167th independence anniversary celebration held last Saturday at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia.Members of the National Legislature, the first branch of the Liberian government, and even members of the President’s cabinet, are becoming accustomed to snubbing major functions of late, a trend that is receiving increasing outcry and criticism from the public.The deliberate absence of senior government officials from major national events, not to even mention opposition political leaders, is gradually becoming a tradition in the country. This has on several occasions led prominent Liberians, including Dr. Amos Sawyer, to voice out their frustration about the lack of coordination in the government.Although there was a good crowd at the program, despite some empty seats in the pavilion, the majority of the seats reserved by protocol officers for members of the national legislature were noticeably empty.There were only 16 lawmakers of both houses, and they were seen clustered together while the vast majority of the seats were left unoccupied at the back. In addition to those few lawmakers, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Alex Tyler, and Senate Pro-Tempore, Gbehzongar M. Findley, were also present and seated at the high table along with the President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the National Orator, Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell, and Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan.Senators present at the program were: Senators Cletus Wotorson of Grand Kru County, Edward Dargoseh of Grand Cape Mount County, and George Tengbeh of Lofa County. Representatives were, Sahr Fofie Bimba of Lofa, William Darkel and Munah Pelham-Youngblood Montserrado County.“Why is it that most of our lawmakers are always absent at major national events? Is it that they don’t want to represent the interest of their people? This is getting serious and we as Liberians need to do something about this situation,” a Liberian woman at the ceremony said in frustration.It may be recalled that the leadership of the legislature recently snubbed the official launch of the Common African Position on the Post-2015 Global Development Agenda, held in the C. Cecil Dennis Memorial Auditorium at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Some lawmakers, prior to the Independence Day, had called for the cancellation of the entire event, but it is yet to be known whether this is the reason why they decided to snub the program. Some of them had proposed for the day to be observed for national fasting and prayer for God to heal the country in the midst of the Ebola calamity.The lawmakers said that there is nothing about the Independence Day for Liberians to celebrate as the country is plagued with disasters.The Liberian government, in the midst of numerous challenges including the budget shortfall and the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, decided to cancel the festive aspects normally associated with the Independence Day celebration. The celebration was slated to be held in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties, but was cancelled due to bad roads.Members of the opposition community also snubbed the Independence Day celebration, with the only noticeable opposition figure present being Winston Tubman, formerly of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ronaldo to begin Juve adventure in intimate alpine friendly

first_img0Shares0000Juventus fans will have their first sight of Cristiano Ronaldo in black and white stripes in a pre-season match against the club’s B team on Sunday. A Turin hit by Cristiano Ronaldo fever awaits the striker as Juventus prepare to unveil the surprise signing, that after the end of the World Cup, puts all eyes on the Italian champions and Serie A. © AFP/File / MIGUEL MEDINAROME, Italy, Aug 11 – Juventus fans will get their first glimpse of superstar summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo in rarified surroundings on Sunday, when he makes his debut for the Italian champions at the foot of the Alps a week before the start of the new Serie A season.Ronaldo, who signed for Juventus from European champions Real Madrid in a shock 100 million euro ($117 million) deal exactly a month ago, will wear the Juventus kit for the first time in the club’s traditional pre-season friendly between Juve’s first XI and a “B” team in Villar Perosa, a small town 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Turin. Set in a valley at the foot of the Italian Alps, Villar Perosa (population: roughly 4,100) is the home of the family estate and summer retreat of the powerful Agnellis, who, apart from a brief period around the Second World War, have run Juventus since 1923 and established the traditional alpine curtain raiser.Members of the industrial dynasty — founders of Fiat car manufacturers and often called the “Italian Kennedys” — have lived at “The Castle” in Villar Perosa since the 19th century, while deceased former club chairman Gianni Agnelli was town mayor between 1945 and 1980.– Up close and personal –Used to imposing arenas such as the Camp Nou, Old Trafford and the Bernabeu, current Ballon d’Or holder Ronaldo will take his first steps in black and white stripes at the town’s compact ground, named after notoriously brutal Italy centre-back Gaetano Scirea.There should be more fans at the match than the entire population of Villar Perosa, with the 5,000 tickets available long-since sold out and even more supporters desperate to try and catch a glimpse of their new idol.Such is the enthusiasm for Ronaldo’s debut, that special security measures have been drafted in the town for the match, including a complete ban on the sale of alcohol from Saturday.Ronaldo’s arrival had sparked rumours that the match would be moved to the Allianz Stadium such was the enthusiasm from fans after his signing, but the club decided to stick with the traditional bucolic setting.That could mean Ronaldo gets even more up close and personal with Juve fans.Established custom dictates that five minutes after half-time fans invade the pitch, bringing the game to a halt as fans charge after and greet their heroes.– Superhuman? –Ronaldo joined the team for training on Wednesday with Juventus two important players lighter after their return from the International Champions Cup in the United States.The 33-year-old’s arrival pushed striker Gonzalo Higuain to rivals AC Milan, and the Argentine was joined by the impressive Mattia Caldara, who has established himself as one of Serie A’s best defenders since breaking through at Atalanta two years ago.Caldara arrived at Juve in early July only to be swapped last week with Leonardo Bonucci, who returned to Turin after just one unconvincing season with Milan.The decision to deprive themselves of a proven Serie A goalscorer and in particular to swap Caldara, 24, for 31-year-old Bonucci has left some question marks over Juventus despite Ronaldo’s proven prowess.His domestic form — despite scoring 26 goals in La Liga — was below the almost superhuman levels that had characterised his time in Spain as Madrid finished third behind local rivals Atletico and a whole 17 points behind champions Barcelona.However Juve’s closest recent challengers — Napoli and Roma — have sold important players this summer, and Napoli have to adapt to new coach Carlo Ancelotti following talismanic Maurizio Sarri’s departure and subsequent move to Chelsea.– Euro ambitions –Juventus have signed Ronaldo not to cement their domestic dominance, after winning seven straight league titles, but to boost their international profile and bag their first Champions League triumph in over two decades.Last season, Ronaldo was his usual dominant self in Europe as he smashed 15 goals to top the Champions League scoring charts and fired Real Madrid to continental glory for the third straight year.Leonardo Bonucci has returned to Juventus after an unhappy year with AC Milan. © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOInterest in Juve and in Italian football has spiked following Ronaldo’s arrival. July visits to the club museum shot up 15 percent compared to last year, and were nearly a third more than in 2016, and the over 29,000 season tickets available to fans have been sold despite a deeply unpopular 30 percent price bump announced before Ronaldo’s arrival.ESPN have snatched the rights to broadcast Serie A in the United States from BeIN Sports (although the league has not said how much the network will pay) and World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric is also pondering a move to join former teammate Ronaldo in Italy — at Juve’s arch rivals Inter Milan.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Weather Network is calling for normal to above-average temperatures for this winter.

first_imgAccording to the Weather Network, after experiencing a cool start to the season, milder than normal temperatures are forecasted for mid and late fall across British Columbia. Above-average precipitation is expected across the northern parts of the province. Near normal to slightly above temperatures FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Weather Network has released its winter forecast for Canada and British Columbia and Northeastern B.C. are expected to see near normal to slightly above normal temperatures. The above map shows the temperature forecast for the months of December, January and February. A mild winter is expected along the B.C. coast and across much of northern B.C., while near-normal temperatures are expected from northeastern B.C. Systems from the Northwest give the potential for low elevation snowfall For more on the winter forecast; CLICK HERE Advertisement – Advertisement -The Northwest will experience a storm track travelling south along the coastline delivering high impact snow events for the south coast. Extended periods with reduced threats for the Arctic Outflow This season the Weather Network Says we can expect; Significant winter weather possible, highest potential in Februarylast_img read more

Premier League Previews – Fixtures, team news and live commentary

first_img Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez will clash as Manchester City host Arsenal this weekend 1 This feature appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad App from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on Twitter @sportmagukManchester City v Arsenal; Sunday, January 18, Etihad Stadium (live outside of the UK and Ireland on talkSPORT.com), 4pmSergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez were both on the score sheet during Manchester City’s 2-2 draw at the Emirates earlier this season. But the City striker has two more goals (on 14) than Sanchez (with 12) in the league so far, despite recently missing seven games with a knee injury. In his absence, the Chilean has impressed, contributing to a massive 51.4 per cent of Arsenal’s league goals. While Arsene Wenger knows he can rely on his new signing to deliver, he will be more anxious about what he might get at the other end of the pitch. A sixth clean sheet of the season against Stoke last weekend will have boosted Arsenal’s confidence, but when you have shipped six at a ground (as they did at the Etihad last season), the memories tend to stick.Aston Villa v Liverpool; Saturday, January 17, Villa Park (live outside of the UK and Ireland on talkSPORT.com), 3pmIt’s no wins and four red cards in six for Paul Lambert’s side in the league. Their form makes it hard to believe they won at Anfield in their fourth game of the season. Only two league wins have followed. Liverpool have only two wins in their past six against Villa though, so Brendan Rodgers will be approaching this one with caution.Burnley v Crystal Palace; Saturday, January 17, Turf Moor (live outside of the UK and Ireland on talkSPORT.com), 3pmThree of Burnley’s four league wins this season have come at Turf Moor, including the 2-1 win over QPR that moved them out of the bottom three last weekend. The Clarets are level on points with Palace, so both managers will see this game as an opportunity to climb further away from the drop zone, while pushing the other towards it.Leicester v Stoke; Saturday, January 17, King Power Stadium (live outside of the UK and Ireland on talkSPORT.com), 3pmLeicester have won their past two at the KP (one an FA Cup tie) and have already beaten Stoke this season. Ryan Shawcross has had four different partners at centre-half so far this term and the Potters have suffered for it, conceding more from set-pieces (13) than any other side. Can the Foxes make the most of Stoke’s defensive uncertainty?QPR v Manchester United; Saturday, January 17, Loftus Road (live outside of the UK and Ireland on talkSPORT.com), 3pmHarry Redknapp has the worst win percentage (19.6 per cent) of any permanent QPR boss in the league. But Louis van Gaal’s own record isn’t one he’ll be shouting about either. He has the same number of points after 21 games as David Moyes had. Having put four past QPR in September, the United boss will insist on a similar showing here.Swansea v Chelsea; Saturday, January 17, Liberty Stadium (live outside of the UK and Ireland on talkSPORT.com), 3pmChelsea’s first road trip since a New Year’s Day defeat to Tottenham pits them against a side adjusting to the loss of their main goal threat, Wilfried Bony. Couple that with the Blues’ ruthless form of late and the Swans could be sunk on Saturday.Tottenham v Sunderland; Saturday, January 17, White Hart Lane (live outside of the UK and Ireland on talkSPORT.com), 3pmSmashing five past Chelsea, then losing to Crystal Palace nine days later: new year, same old Tottenham. Even their deadly weapon Harry The Kane misfired against Sunderland last time out, scoring an own goal in a 2-2 draw. The Black Cats need all the help they can get: with 18 goals they’re the league’s lowest scorers. Apart from Aston Villa.Newcastle v Southampton; Saturday, January 17, St James’ Park (live on talkSPORT, and live outside of the UK and Ireland on talkSPORT.com), 5.30pmWith 21 league games gone, Southampton have played Manchester United and Arsenal twice. Time to take their push for the top four seriously. Newcastle have won one in six and are missing reported Swansea target Papiss Cisse, but showed real fight against Chelsea last weekend. Plus they have Tim Krul back between the sticks.West Ham v Hull; Sunday, January 18, Lofts Road (live on talkSPORT, and live outside of the UK and Ireland on talkSPORT.com), 1.30pmWith Hull’s Nikica Jelavic, Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame all likely to be out injured, City’s top-scoring fit player is defender James Chester. He has two goals this season. West Ham are without their own top scorer Diafra Sakho, but after just one win in six (admittedly tricky) league fixtures, relegation strugglers Hull will be welcome visitors.Everton v West Brom; Monday, January 19; The Hawthorns (live outside of the UK and Ireland on talkSPORT.com), 8pmAfter last week’s draw with Manchester City, it’s no league wins in five for Everton. West Brom lost tamely to the the Toffees near the season’s start, but Tony Pulis  could make a big difference. With Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal three of West Brom’s last four fixtures of the season, he needs points on the board.last_img read more

Marcello, Ovella set to join Swedish club

first_img0Shares0000Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma and Ovella Ochieng were joined by friends before departing for Stockholm Sweden ahead of their move to third tier side Vassalund IFNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 22- Youngsters Ovella Ochieng and Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma left the country Saturday night for Sweden ahead of a move to Division Two side Vassalund IF, former home to Kenyan international Eric Johannah.While Ochieng makes the move from Kariobangi Sharks, Ouma has been in the country for the past three months after a protracted move to Albanian side KF Tirana failed to materialize and has now found a new home. “It has been a long time since I played actively. Things didn’t work out in Albania and I couldn’t agree to effect my contract with Tirana. I am happy that I have landed another opportunity to redeem myself,” Ouma told Capital Sport before he embarked on his new journey.Ouma had moved to Tirana after a season-long stint in Georgia with Kolkheti Poti, but the club immediately loaned him to another second tier side Kastrioti.The agreement was a six-month loan deal that would see the left back move back to Tirana on July 1, but they failed to reach an agreement with the club seeing him return home. He had a chance to build his confidence playing in Harambee Stars’ friendly games in May.Harambee Stars left back Erick Marcelo Ouma attempts to go past Uganda Cranes’ Yunus Ssentamu.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am happy to have recovered from injury and had a chance with the national team. That gave me a lot of confidence and now I know I have the motivation to work harder and reach new heights. Sweden is the ideal destination for this and I am hopeful things will turn out okay,” added the left back.Ouma had made a breakthrough at Gor Mahia where he slotted straight into the starting team as a new signing from Kakamega High School and it didn’t take long before he became a hit with the national team as well.However, a move to Georgia coupled with an injury meant his progress slowed down, but he is now ready to work his way back to his initial form.Meanwhile, Ochieng who has had several trial stints in Sweden is looking forward to his first venture outside Sharks after finally getting his breakthrough.“I am very happy to be starting this new journey and I am hoping I can have the same success I have had with Sharks. I never knew that we would get promoted to the Kenyan Premier League and in the same season get to the final of the FKF Shield. It was something special and I want to have the same success in Sweden,” the speedy winger said.Ovellah Ochieng celebrates his goal against Muhoroni Youth in a Kenyan Premier League match on November 4, 2017 at the Kasarani Stadium.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe added; “I thank Sharks for the opportunity they gave me and I have learnt so much from them. Sharks will forever be in my heart.”The duo will get straight into business with Vassalund and are expected to start training on Monday. The Swedish Division Two is currently on mid season break with vassalund leading the 14-team league with 37 points, seven ahead of second placed Stocksund.Finishing top will guarantee them a slot in next season’s Division One, the second tier of Swedish football. The second placed team in the league will earn a slot in the promotion play off.The duo now hope to have the same success Johannah had, having played there for a season after moving from Mathare United before making the breakthrough to the top tier.Johannah is now playing for top tier side IF Bromma, alongside compatriot David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng.Vasalund is based in Solna Municipality in Stockholm County in south-east Sweden, located just north of the Stockholm City Centre.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal will BEAT faltering champions Chelsea this weekend, claims former Blues star

first_img Arsene Wenger 1 Tony Cascarino expects Arsenal to heap further misery on Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea team this weekend.Mourinho has seen his side suffer a woeful start to their Premier League title defence, with the champions already 11 points adrift of leaders Manchester City after suffering their third defeat in just five games at Everton on Saturday.Blues fans will be hoping they can spark their season into life by beating the Gunners at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but Cascarino believes there is little chance of his old club claiming victory against Arsene Wenger’s side with the way they are currently playing.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “I’m not convinced by what I have seen from Chelsea defensively. If you are leaking on average of two goals a game, you are in trouble as a team.“At the moment, Chelsea are having to score three and maybe even four goals to win a football match. It doesn’t feel like Chelsea have got enough to get over the Arsenal.“Arsenal could easily go for the jugular. They have got loads of pace. They have got a poor record [against Chelsea] but it just doesn’t feel like a Jose team that we have seen for many years at the moment.”last_img read more

WINNERS OF DONEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY

first_imgSome of those who took part in Donegal Business week – Pictured are Mary Farrell, Tax Advice Services, Joe Coyle, Joe Coyle Financial Consultants and Joseph Doherty, Simply Inish, who will host the workshop. Also pictured are Cllr Ciaran Brogan, Cathaoirleach Donegal County Council, Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Donegal LEO, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council and Liam Ward, Director of Services, Donegal County Council.Donegal’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has announced the finalists for the Donegal Business Awards.Now in their 20th year, the Donegal Business Awards are firmly established as one of Donegal’s most prestigious business accolades, recognising and honouring innovation and entrepreneurial flair within the county.The ten finalists are shortlisted across three categories: ‘Best Start-Up Business’ (18 months or less), ‘Best New Business Idea’, and ‘Best Established Business’ (over 18 months).Shortlisted for Best New Business Idea are John Bradley and John McNamara, of Get Brain Fit, an empowering online brain training service which gives the brain a daily workout via quality content and stimulation. Also in this category is Vincent Farrelly, Health Union Technologies Ltd, who has been shortlisted for his product, VerDx, a cloud based portable device that monitors a person’s current status and future health risks. Catriona McGinley of Orwell & Browne is one of five finalists shortlisted for Best Start Up Business. Catriona impressed judges with her Irish heritage brand, which manufactures and supplies luxurious handmade Donegal Tweed products. Also in this category is Peter Blake, a former construction worker, who established Peadar Jim’s Property Maintenance after he obliged a neighbour by doing some outside cleaning and grass cutting. The third finalist is Aisling Cunningham of Powder ‘n’ Pout Cosmetics, who identified a gap in the market for high-end make-up brushes.Richard and Olivia Finney made the shortlist for their business, The Counter, which began as a wine shop franchise, until they diversified into an independent wine and artisan food shop, with the addition of a coffee shop and food offering last year. Finally, Catherine and Bernard Devlin of Wild Atlantic Way Adventures were selected for their new business, which developed from Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre. This has recently been developed into a comprehensive adventure centre offering adventure, activity, heritage packages combined with on-site accommodation.Meanwhile, there are three finalists in the running for Best Established Business. Charlene Patton founded Charlene Patton Auctioneers in 2008 and offers a wide range of auctioneering services. She also has the distinction of being the only female auctioneer in Donegal. Other finalists in this category include Clement and Tania McGroarty of Digitel, a business offering smart home solutions for security, heating and light, home cinema and parental control. Mark Patton of Joe Bonnar Metal Crafts Ltd. is also a finalist. Established in 1993, the business is one of the country’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of bespoke decorative craft metal work in a variety of metals for interior and exterior use.As part of Donegal Business Week, all finalists will attend a boot camp with serial entrepreneur, Padraig O’Ceidigh, the Connemara man synonymous with Aer Arann. Following this, the winners will be announced at a business lunch today in The Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey. The winners in each category will receive a prize of €1,500, while the overall winner of ‘Donegal Business of the Year’ will receive a prize of €2,500. On the day, one of the finalists will also be named as the chosen business to represent Donegal at the National Enterprise Awards’ Final.WINNERS OF DONEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS TO BE ANNOUNCED TODAY was last modified: March 11th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Report finds poorer families relying on grandparents for childcare

first_imgFamilies are more likely to rely on grandparents to provide childcare, a new report has found.Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone has defended the fact that the supports are only targeted at those using creches or childminders which are registered with Tusla.Now the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has found following a report that less well-off families are unlikely to use creches.A spokesman for Minister Zappone has claimed that the findings of the report from the ESRI “prove the minister’s point”.“For many people on low incomes, childcare is not an option,” he said. “The findings do support the policy.”Ms Zappone has said that the scheme is the first step in reforming the childcare situation in Ireland, she said the funding would allow people to move away from relying on relatives for childcare.‘Cherishing All of the Children Equally?’ – the report by the ESRI noted: “State investment in early care and education for children aged three and under…has been very, very low. The private sector dominates the market and costs to most parents are very expensive.”Similar to earlier research, the report showed again that relatives (usually grandparents) were the most common form of childcare in Ireland, while childminders were the second most common, followed by centre-based care, such as creches.Children from advantaged backgrounds were more likely to be cared for by childminders or creches.“Class differences in access to care and education are marked in the early years in Ireland, partly linked to the relatively high cost of childcare for parents,” the report has added.The supports introduced by Ms Zappone include a universal payment of up to €80 per month toward childcare.A means tested subsidy scheme is also due to come into effect, which will see low-income earners benefit from subsidised payments of up to €5.38 per hour. The measures have been met with mixed reactions following the announcement of Budget 2017.The National Women’s Council of Ireland this week welcomed the funding allocation, which they said would help get women back to work.Meanwhile, CEO of the National Childminding Association, Teresa Heeney, has warned that the new measures could force this type of provider out of the market.Childminders can register with Tusla, which will make their clients eligible to apply for the supports. However, at the moment less than 1% are registered. Report finds poorer families relying on grandparents for childcare was last modified: October 13th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:budget 2017childcareersilast_img read more

Celtic will face Kazakhstan or Lithuanian side IF they beat the Lincoln Red Imps

first_img1 Astana FC’s stadium Celtic will face either Astana of Kazakhstan or Zalgiris Vilnius of Lithuania in the Champions League third qualifying round if they manage to overcome Lincoln Red Imps.The Hoops are favourites to reach the next stage despite an embarrassing 1-0 loss to part-timers Lincoln in the first leg of their second-round tie.Manager Brendan Rodgers suffered a humiliating first game in charge when a second-half goal from Ministry of Defence police officer Lee Casciaro condemned the Scottish champions to defeat in Gibraltar.Should Celtic overturn that deficit in the second leg at Parkhead next Wednesday, they face a long trip to either central Asia, to face Astana, or the Baltics to meet Vilnius.The third-round ties will be played on July 26/27 and August 2/3.The draw, held in Nyon, Switzerland, was preceded by a moment’s silence for the Nice attack on Thursday night.last_img read more