Bong Teams are DonamiSports/YMCA Challenge Champions

first_imgMr. Toe presents the winners trophy to the skipper of the U-12Two youth teams in Gbarnga, Bong County have won the DonamiSports/YMCA Cities Challenge Cup competitions.Bong County’s U-12 team defeated New Kru Town U-12 1-0 and their U-14 team defeated Clara Town All Stars U-14 2-1.Both losers were the winners of the previous tournament held in Monrovia. The new winners will travel to Monrovia to meet their counterparts at the ELWA Community in a date to be announced later.The Challenge Cup tournaments are scheduled in the way that the winners also go to the next community to play.The Gbarnga tournament was held at the Catholic Compound and a large crowd of people came to see the youngsters play their game.The organizers, DonamiSports and YMCA, had representatives at the game. The winners from Gbarnga lifted two giant-size trophies and the losers also received consolation trophies.One of the New Kru Town U-12 players during the presentation of the trophies broke down and wept for his team’s loss, while the Gbarnga boys went into jubilation, singing, “That’s how we do it here.”Both winners showed great skill on the field and it was clear that they were prepared to win their matches. And as every game must have a winner, the Gbarnga boys won their games and are now new champions.The two teams in a future date will come to Monrovia to play against two teams in ELWA Community to continue with the process and the winners will continue to another county to continue the challenge.Before presenting the trophies to the two skippers of the winners, DonamiSports’ coordinator Josiah Toe informed the kids of the great passion that DonamiSports’ president Doc Lawson has for the development of their talents with the hope that they could become superstars for Liberia.“Doc Lawson wants you to become great players like he was as a young player in America,” he told the kids as they cheered.“The teams that you beat,” Mr. Toe said, “also beat other teams. Being and playing together show that we can continue to play across the country as we identify talented youths for Liberia.”He urged them to continue to play with their passion and work along with DonamiSports/YMCA to expose their talents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Defence seeks paper committal

first_imgTaxi driver’s murderFollowing numerous delays in the commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the death of Owayne Lynch, a taxi driver who was killed while plying his trade in Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, Attorney-at-Law Glen Hanoman, who is representing the accused, is seeking to have a paper committal to determine whether adequate evidence exists for his client to stand trial in the High Court.Forty-eight-year-old Kwayana Fernandes, a mason of 475 Cemetery Road, Mocha, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on August 6 last, at Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, he murdered Lynch.The matter was then adjourned to January 8, 2020.It was reported that on the night in question, Lynch was plying his trade in a black Toyota IST when the dispatcher sent him to an area in Sophia to pick up a passenger who was reportedly heading for Mocha.It was reported that the taxi driver and the passenger got into an argument over the payment and it was then that the passenger pulled out an ice pick from his pocket and dealt him several stabs to his body.Lynch was later seen lying motionless on Cemetery Road, Mocha. His body bore multiple wounds and an ice pick was found near the scene. He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Lynch, of Stevedore Housing Scheme, was employed at Swift Cabs, located on Dennis Street, Sophia.last_img read more

Casey’s Liquor Store robbed by suspect with knife

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP is investigating a robbery that occurred at Casey’s Liquor Store yesterday afternoon.A suspect with a knife demanded cash from an employee at the store around 1:20 PM, and fled on foot with all the money from the register down the alley behind Casey’s – towards the bypass road.Police searched the area, and made numerous patrols, but were unable to locate the man.- Advertisement -The suspect is described as being anywhere from 20 to 25 years old, approximately 6′ tall and having a slim build. He was wearing a camo toque, a red hoodie, jeans and runners.He wore a black bandana around his face during the robbery.If you can identify this man or have information about his whereabouts, please contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisementlast_img read more

Woman caught with taser said it was for her own protection

first_imgA young woman who was caught with a taser gun said she carried it for her own protection after a previous experience.Shauna Gallagher was caught with the taser which was shaped like a torch when stopped by Gardai at Manorcunningham on March 20th last. Gardai had stopped the Subaru Legacy car which Ms Gallagher was traveling as part of a drugs investigation.The taser was found in the back of the car and Ms Gallagher, aged 23, admitted she owned the instrument.She told Garda Darren Carter that she had bought the taser online after she had suffered a previous experience.Garda Carter asked if she knew it was illegal to own such an instrument and she said she did not.She said she knew that the taser would give a sting to someone and would allow time to escape from a situation.She told Gardai “I haven’t hurt anyone in my life. This is the first time in my life I have been in trouble and it is for trying to protect myself.“I have this fear that something is going to happen to me. I wasn’t aware that it is illegal to have it and I have never used it.”Ms Gallagher, of Riverview Apartments in Letterkenny was arrested and later charged with an offence under the Firearms and Dangerous Weapons Act.Having heard the evidence solicitor Rory O’Brien said he was seeking an application to have the charge dismissed.He said that Gardai could not prove that Ms Gallagher had intended to use the taser to intimidate or hurt anyone.He also said that when the taser was seized it was in a public place but was in a private car.Judge Paul Kelly said he felt there was an intention to use the instrument as the accused woman had admitted she knew it would give a sting.However, he accepted the taser was found in a private vehicle parked in a public place.Because of that the taser was not in a public place and it was in a private car which a person would have to be invited into if the taser was to be used.Because of this the application to dismiss the case was accepted.Woman caught with taser said it was for her own protection was last modified: September 7th, 2019 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:courtguntazerlast_img read more

Bayern Munich, Spurs and Juventus locked in transfer battle to sign Ajax starlet

first_img 2 2 Already adept on the big stage, the young defender marked Cristiano Ronaldo while playing for the Netherlands Bayern Munich have joined Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.The 18-year-old is regarded as a future star of Dutch football and it is considered only a matter of time before he secures a big move. Juventus and Tottenham are both interested in the centre-back, who established himself as a regular at Ajax last season.Bayern Munich, however, are now also in hunt to sign De Ligt and could make an offer in the coming weeks.Indeed, according to Sport Bild, the German champions have added the Dutchman to their shortlist as they fear they may have to sign a centre-back. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng is wanted by both Real Madrid and Manchester United, and he is considering his options.That would leave Bayern needing a new centre-back and as a result they have started to track De Ligt. De Ligt tackles Marcus Rashford while on international duty last_img read more

€20k raised for charity in honour of Calum Nugent

first_imgTwo very worthy charities were presented with cheques for €10,000 eachfrom funds raised in memory of the late Calum Nugent.The popular Letterkenny lad passed away aged just 25 after battling along illness that he bore with great dignity and he still managed tolive a very full life thanks to his positive outlook and his devotedfamily.During his life Calum got to befriend many stars of stage, screen,sport and the airwaves and two of those, Today FM’s Ian Dempsey andMario Rosenstock, came to Letterkenny to perform a special charityconcert in his honour back in May. This saw a packed house enjoy a hilarious show.There was also spot prizes, raffles and a bag packing event.In total they raised a brilliant €20,000 and on Wednesday morning theNugent family presented the proceeds of €10,000 each to the charities The Donegal Hospice and Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital.Calum’s parents Eddie and Pauline, siblings Rhys, Jordan and Grace,met with representatives from both groups on the grounds of DonegalHospice to hand over the money. Peter Cutliffe said on behalf of the Friends of Letterkenny UniversityHospital they would sincerely like to thank the Nugent family formaking such a generous contribution to the group and that it was avery fitting way to honour Calum’s memory.This was endorsed by Cllr Ian McGarvey who said it was a wonderfulgesture and lovely way to remember Calum.Anne McGowan said she was speaking on behalf of both charities whenshe said they all were so proud of the family for what they had donein raising such a large amount of money and added Calum’s memory willnot be forgotten.The donation for the hospice will go towards a newly constructedfully-furnished gazebo on the hospice grounds so visiting familymembers and patients can spend some time outside in comfort.Pauline said they would like to thank Beaver Log Cabins for theirgenerous donation of a ‘love seat’ to go with the new gazebo theysupplied. The funds raised for the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospitalwill go toward a specialised EBUS machine used to diagnose lung cancerand other conditions.Pauline said they would like to thank everyone who helped with thefundraising that raised so much for two great causes and a specialthanks to Mario and Ian, two great friends of Calum’s, for coming allthe way to Donegal at their own expense and putting on a great show.€20k raised for charity in honour of Calum Nugent was last modified: August 6th, 2019 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:Calum NugentChequePresentationlast_img read more

Fr Mick is ‘Grassroots Hero’ as National Football Exhibition comes to Donegal

first_imgLEGENDARY FORMER Fanad United manager and soccer administrator Fr Michael Sweeney was last night presented with a Grassroots Hero by the Football Association of Ireland.The award was presented at the official launch of the FAI’s National Football Exhibition, which is open in Letterkenny until September 29.Fr Michael Sweeney with former Republic of Ireland International Ray Houghton, left, and Jim McConnell, right. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile  As part of the launch, the FAI sought nominations for a local Grassroots Hero.‘Fr Mick’ is one of the best known figures in Donegal soccer for over four decades now.In total five teams under Fr. Mick’s guidance won national titles from 1978 to 1988. He won the FAI Youth Cup with Fanad in 1979 and then the famous Intermediate Cup with Fanad in 1988.He lead PCC Falcarragh to three FAI All-Ireland Schools titles, two U16s Cups and a senior crown, while the small rural team was selected to represent the Republic of Ireland at an international tournament in Belgium in 1983. He managed Fanad United for almost 20 years in the Donegal League and Ulster Senior League.Indeed, he is a founder member of both Leagues, while he was instrumental in the Donegal League’s purchase of the parcel of land and initial development of the League’s fine headquarters at The Diamond Park, Ballyare.Fr. Mick highlighted winning the FAI Youth Cup Final in Ramelton in 1979 as a very big breakthrough on the national stage and of course defeating Derry City at the Brandywell was definitely another occasion that was ‘right up there’.However, his biggest triumph, surely, was when he guided Fanad United to victory over Tramore Athletic at Dalymount Park in 1988.Fr Mick is ‘Grassroots Hero’ as National Football Exhibition comes to Donegal was last modified: September 20th, 2019 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:Donegal LeagueFAIFANAD UNITEDFr Michael SweeneyRay HoughtonUlster Senior Leaguelast_img read more

DeBoer puts Sharks forward on alert as team gets healthy

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer is putting Joonas Donskoi on alert: get your game in shape or you could be the odd man out.With Evander Kane’s return to practice on Wednesday, the Sharks forward group is on the verge of being fully healthy for the first time since they acquired Gus Nyquist at the trade deadline last week. As a result, someone will be getting bumped from the lineup in the near future, and at this point, Donskoi is a leading candidate, struggling through another cold stretch …last_img

Yinchuan is the smart city choice for China

first_imgCNN just reported that Yinchuan is on a path to be the blueprint “smart city” for all the urban metropolises across China. The city has hosted TM Forum’s Smart City InFocus conference for two years.Located in the north of China, Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia Hui province, has a population of 1.5 million people. It is home to the annual China-Arab States Expo, making the city appear to be one of the most Arab-friendly places in China.China is focused on informatization, industrialization and urbanization, and Yinchuan is one of China’s 193 smart city pilot projects working towards these goals.  The city is already progressive, using facial recognition systems in buses, holograms at the City Hall and solar-powered waste bins among other programs.Yinchuan a surprise choice‘Many may be surprised that this city was selected, but there are clear reasons why Yinchuan is the more favorable “smart city” leader than Shanghai or Beijing.  A big part of it is its size.“The problem is these cities are already too big. A blank canvas like Yinchuan can more flexibly adopt new technologies, and then ‘attract people that would otherwise have gone to Beijing or Shanghai,’” explains Carl Piva, TM Forum’s vice president of strategic programs.Piva says China is focused on creating a “repeatable pattern” that it can use to build and “roll out” a smart city.  He also says that the West doesn’t appear to have that same focus of “rolling out” the smart cities. Tags:#China#Internet of Things#IoT#smart city#TM Forum#Yinchuan How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Amanda Razanicenter_img Related Posts For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Citieslast_img read more

Causes behind Brahmaputra turning black could be natural: Union minister

first_img He added that according to the preliminary findings, the path of the river was temporarily obstructed after an earthquake in Tibet on November 17.“There is a strong possibility that the colour (of the river’s water) has changed due to natural reasons,” the minister said.Congress MP Ninong Ering, representing the Arunachal East constituency in Parliament, had recently written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard, noting that the water of the river changing its colour was an unusual phenomenon in the winter months.In his letter, Mr. Ering had also pointed out that there were reports of China constructing a 600-km tunnel in its Yunnan province to divert the Siang water to the Taklamakan desert through the Xinjiang province, even though the neighbouriong country had denied any such development.He had mentioned in the letter that the reports of the Tsangpo (Siang or Brahmaputra) being diverted had appeared a few months back. Although China had denied it, the matter remained an area of concern for India, the Congress MP had mentioned in his letter to the Prime Minister.“After these reports appeared, the water of the river Siang has turned muddy and slushy. It has been two months since the Siang turned black and contaminated. It is an unusual phenomenon. The reason for the river getting dirty is unknown. I have already put up questions for discussions in Parliament under rule 377. But since the House is not in session, I am requesting you to use your good office to seek the reason for the river turning muddy in this season, when the water is usually crystal clear,” Mr. Ering had written in his letter to Mr. Modi.He had also pointed out that there could be no reason for the river getting contaminated in the month of November other than a possible heavy land excavation on the Chinese side, adding that it had to be verified by an international team.Certain reports claim that the water of the river have become unusable and that a number of fish had died in the river in the recent past. Understanding the Brahmaputra and the annual flooding in Assam A preliminary study has found that the water of the Siang river, which originates in southern Tibet and becomes the Brahmaputra upon entering Assam through Arunachal Pradesh, is turning black due to a recent earthquake in the region, Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has said.“We have been getting reports of pollution in the river and its water turning black. The Central Water Commission (CWC) has started looking into the matter recently and people have been sent to the internal areas,” the Union minister of state for water resources said here on Sunday.Also Readlast_img read more

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