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first_imgThe Liberia Football Association (LFA) has denied reports that two foreign-based players, Sekou Jabateh and Alseny Keita, clashed with Liberia FA President Musa Bility over bonuses before the 1-0 victory over Lesotho on Sunday.LFA General Secretary Alphonso Amah said the reports were false and misleading, adding that no such incident occurred prior to the Lesotho encounter at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.“No players complained as to what was allotted for them, including the two overseas players Sekou Jabateh and Alseny Keita,” he pointed out.The LFA chief scribe revealed that each foreign-based player received US$500 while home-based players got US$250.“At no time [did] LFA President Musa Bility clash with Sekou Jabateh and Alseny Keita over money issues. The news is only intended to damage the good work of Bility’s administration,” he stressed.A local sports newspaper, Champions Sports, claimed on Monday that LFA President Musa Bility and two foreign-based players clashed over bonuses before the match with Lesotho.On Sunday, it finished 1-0 to Liberia at home in the African Cup of nations qualifier against Lesotho at Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia. Liberian skipper and midfielder Anthony Laffor grabbed the only goal of the game. Laffor, who plays for South African side Super Sports, struck five minutes before half time.The Liberians will take a slim lead to Maseru for the return leg.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. J. Mills Jones, received a thunderous reception over the weekend in Greenville, Sinoe County, where he had gone to dedicate the newly built Sinoe County Community Bank, as part of the CBL Micro-finance project.The warm reception accorded the CBL boss indeed brought the truth in the popular saying that there is nowhere like home. And as many people noted, it might just be one of the biggest receptions so far throughout his visits around the country.The citizens were highly overwhelmed in welcoming one of their sons who has had such a great impact in the lives of ordinary Liberians through the Central Bank of Liberia’s nationwide financial assistance scheme.At the program marking the dedication of the Sinoe County Community Bank in Greenville City, Governor Jones, who hails from the county, told his fellow compatriots that he has brought them hope.“The message that I bring to you, the people of Sinoe, and to all Liberians is hope; we believe in ourselves and to lift ourselves out of the valley of poverty. This is the message of hope that I brought to all Liberians, we take the opportunity that is given to us by the President and by this endeavor we need to take it seriously,” Dr. Jones told them.He stated, “We believe we will be given this time in order to make the difference in the lives of other Liberians. This is what is behind the politics in financial inclusion that we must show at the Central Bank of Liberia.”He said it is because of the quest for financial inclusion for every Liberian that the CBL, under his stewardship, has embarked on the financial inclusion exercise through the provision of loans to marketers and other ordinary Liberians.Dr. Jones asked rhetorically, “What is financial inclusion?,” and explained, “it is big English but in simple English and in simple terms it means that we are trying to give hope to majority of our people the opportunity for themselves, so that their lives can be better; so that they can get access to small money to do something to improve their lives.”He indicated that if only few people have money then they are the few that reside in Monrovia and who have access to the natural resources of the country.Dr. Jones noted that his presence in the county indicated the dawning of a new day. “A new day is dawning in Sinoe from the crowd I see here today, from this crowd it says to me that it is time for healing in Sinoe,” he said.He indicated that the honor bestowed upon him in Sinoe surely indicated that he was home. “I had some very good experience while growing up and it contributed immensely to shaping who I am today, although I was young, I know that I am in the place where I need to impact the lives some of the community, and share each other’s joy as well as sorrow.”“We were taught to respect our elders, respect those that are in authority, we were taught to be disciplined and from both our father and mother, we want to appreciate their values of hard work, though their pay was low but then were hardworking people. Our teachers taught us to be competitive and encouraged students to focus on their learning,” he said.Earlier, Sinoe County Superintendent T. Romeo Quioh lauded the CBL boss for economically empowering Liberians, which has helped greatly to improve the lives of ordinary Liberians.He, however, indicated that the county cannot be developed without the involvement of every citizen, and called all citizens to put their difference aside and contribute their quota to the development of their beloved county.He said that the bank will be of great help to the people, especially business people who are often involved in financial transactions.Marketers of the county overwhelming lauded the CBL Governor for the development initiative which they indicated will go a long way in augmenting their businesses.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img– miller accepts responsibility although probe did not reveal when, where it happenedThe rejected shipment of rice to Panama has not injured or hurt the local market and rice exportations from Guyana to that country continue to progress.A shipment of rice being prepared for PanamaThat is according to General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Nizam Hassan who told reporters on Tuesday morning during a press briefing that investigations into the matter have been concluded and that the GRDB is not to be blamed.“It was not the rice ordered by the buyer – rather than white rice it was parboiled rice returned to Guyana and replaced with white rice…There were no wrongdoings on the part of the GRDB or its staff. All the relevant and requisite procedures were followed by the GRDB and its staff in the execution of its duties,” he said.According to Hassan, it was 33 containers of rice that had been rejected by Panama but his agency executed the duties that it was mandated to.“The GRDB did, in terms of when products are inspected for export, the GRDB did all the relevant activities with regards to testing, sampling the rice, to ensure that it reaches the criteria, witnessing the loading of the container, witnessing the seal that is put on the container. The GRDB did all of that.”However, this issue has been resolved, and relations between the two countries remain strong and fruitful, he noted.“We have not lost the market nor was there any injury. We apologised, we the GRDB apologised to the Institute, informing them that we are sorry about this and we will replace the rice and we did so.”The GRDB Head explained that the contract for which the issue arrived was fully serviced in 2018 and through a new contract for 2019 that commenced in late December of last year, Panama continues to be supplied with rice from Guyana.Meanwhile, Attorney-at-law Juman Yassin, on behalf of the miller that shipped that batch of rejected rice to Panama, told the media that his client accepts full responsibility for the “mix-up” in the rice shipment.“He has accepted responsibility for this mix-up and he has also accepted responsibility publicly here today for this apparent mix-up for the shipment being parboiled rice instead of white rice. He indicates that there must have been some negligence involved and as the owner of the mill he has accepted responsibility and will ensure that in the future there is stricter safeguards and control,” Yassin noted.Additionally, the Chairman of the Guyana Rice Exporters and Millers Association, Rajendra Persaud, explained that there was no way that the miller in question could have benefitted financially from such a move if it had been intentional on the miller’s part.“The said miller produces both parboiled rice and white rice…from value standpoint, parboiled rice is approximately 20 per cent higher than white rice so there is no financial advantage to ship parboil in the place of white rice. If it was the reverse, then you would have seen financial advantage. So I am not sure what went on, I cannot really comment on that, but from my standpoint, I think there is no financial advantage.”Persaud added that such a mix-up should never occur again by any miller because although it did not affect export relations between Guyana and that country on this occasion if it occurs again then it could possibly have a worse effect.“The rice that was shipped to Panama, the parboiled rice was found on the port and not really in the customer’s premises. It was intercepted on the way to the customer. So it didn’t hurt that much but at the same time we need to fix it.”last_img read more

first_imgThe 15th Seven Seas 11-Stage Cycling Programme, sponsored by Massy and organised by National Coach Hassan Mohammed, will pedal off at the National Park from August 4-15.Mohammed, the veteran cycling coach, will again help to exhibit Guyana’s vast talent on two wheels with a number of top cyclists billed for the event. The 2017Flashback! 2017 winners, organisers and family at the 13th Regan Rodrigues Memorial Road Raceedition saw Raul Leal winning the senior 35-lap race while Nigel Duguid emerged winner of the junior 10-lap category.Meanwhile, the 14th annual Regan Rodrigues Memorial 46-Mile Road Race sponsored by Ricks and Sari Industries will ride off on Sunday, August 5, starting from the West Bank at the Harbour Bridge to Bushy Park and back. Rodrigues was a former champion motor racer and cyclist as well as a former President of the Guyana Cycling Federation.Last year’s champ, a top rider in the senior category, Jamaul John will be looking forward to a repeat while junior winner Briton John will also seek to emerge champ as he did last year.last_img read more

first_imgBut racism reared its ugly head on Tuesday when French players Ousmane Dembele and Paul Pogba were targeted during France’s 3-1 friendly victory over Russia in Saint Petersburg.An AFP photographer heard imitation ape noises aimed at Barcelona forward Dembele, while internet users reported similar abuse from sections of the 50,000 crowd targeting Manchester United’s star Pogba.Following calls from French sports minister Laura Flessel for “European and international” action, football’s ruling body FIFA is now investigating.Although the Russian Football Union’s initial response was sceptical — its security council chief said his monitors “did not hear or record anything of the kind” — anti-discrimination inspector Alexei Smertin later said a RFU probe was already underway.The Russian parliament’s deputy speaker, Igor Lebedev — a sports fanatic who sits on the RFU’s executive committee — addressed racist abuse the way few football officials had done before.“I want to call on fans to stop this,” he told the Championat sports news site.“This is not just a problem with our fans’ perception of African American and black players.“The problem is elsewhere: none of this bad behaviour will stop until we start punishing it.”Russia’s history of all forms of discrimination stretches back to its Soviet era and is rarely tackled head on.Critics say it is only being fomented by a mix of nationalist and socially conservative Kremlin ideology that at times borders on xenophobia.Lebedev further appealed to Russians’ sense of patriotism and pride in “our nation’s prestige”.“Do we want to embarrass the country?” he asked.– ‘Ultras’ and bananas –Racism is especially closely associated with football because of the right-wing hooligans and club “ultras” attracted to the game.The scourge swept across Europe and was especially severe in countries such as England and Italy between the 1970s and 1990s.This hatred spilled onto Russian football stadiums in the last two decades as clubs began signing African and Latin American players.One of the starkest episodes saw Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos walk off the pitch in disgust after a banana was thrown his way in 2011.“I hope that the Russian football authorities get to grips with this,” he said at the time.Fellow Brazilian Hulk complained after another incident in 2015 that “nobody is paying attention to this problem, neither the referees nor the RFU.”The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) anti-discrimination network reported 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016/17 season.But for French former World Cup winner Lilian Thuram, nothing concrete is being done to resolve the problem: “Is there any real will on the part of FIFA, the Russian federation or society in general to address this issue ?“If this happens during the World Cup, will the referee stop the game? I doubt it.“We will only see how serious FIFA are if they decide to stop a game.”Anti-discrimination officer Smertin has been one of the sport’s most vocal proponents of change.The former Spartak and Chelsea midfielder visits schools and has organised a Moscow State University course for combating discrimination in football.Smertin now wants to introduce similar studies nationwide.“These lessons won’t just be about football but about dialogue between different people,” he wrote in the Moscow Times.“And football, in my opinion, is a great platform for dialogue.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Midfielder Paul Pogba was one of two France players targeted by racist chants during a 3-1 friendly win over World Cup hosts Russia © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Mar 29 – A new racism scandal has rocked Russian football in the run-up to the World Cup — and anxious Moscow authorities are taking it seriously.The idea of fans targeting black players with monkey chants is haunting Russian football chiefs heading into the June 14 to July 15 celebration of the ‘beautiful game’.last_img read more

first_img Vincent Kompany 1 Besiktas are planning an ambitious move for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, according to reports in Turkey.The Turkish champions are believed to have a huge transfer war chest this summer ahead of their return to the Champions League group stages and have lined up a £25m bid for the Belgian. City are extremely unlikely to sell their club captain this summer, who is determined to make an impression on new head coach Pep Guardiola. According to Fanatik, Besiktas are still set to go ahead with the bid as they aim to turn Kompany’s head with the view of perhaps signing him in a future transfer window. Kompany has been at City since 2008 and has led the club to two Premier League titles as captain.last_img read more

first_imgCONVICTED child rapist Liam Adams claimed a paedophile ring operated in County Donegal.The brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is behind bars awaiting sentence for the vile abuse of his own daughter.But in 1998 he told the Irish Independent newspaper that a paedophile ring was operating in Louth where he worked as a youth worker – and it had links to Co Donegal. But in an article in the Irish Independent in July 1998 on paedophilia in Co Louth, Liam Adams warned about groups of paedophiles.The article read: “Youth community leader Liam Adams says there is a strong local involvement in what he described as a ‘very well organised arrangement’ which may also have links in Donegal. ‘We have names of well-known business people who we are 100pc sure are involved.’“But he says that the authorities should be doing more to investigate the situation based on the evidence which has emerged so far.”Of course what no-one knew then – apart from daughter Aine – was he himself was was a paedophile.Adams, 58, from Bernagh Drive, Belfast, was found guilty of ten offences, including rape and gross indecency against his daughter Áine AdamsThe abuse was committed over a six-year period between 1977 and 1983, when she was aged between four and nine.Áine Adams has said she could now begin her life at 40 and “lay to rest the memory of the five-year-old who was abused.”Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams admitted confronting his brother in a house in Buncrana about the incidents in 1987.Aine claimed her uncle threatened her father with a hammer, a claim denied by the politician.The RUC had been aware of the allegations from 1987, but the PSNI only investigated the allegations 20 years later.REVEALED: CHILD ABUSER LIAM ADAMS CLAIMED A PAEDOPHILE RING OPERATED IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 5th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Liam Adamspervertlast_img read more

first_imgOn this week’s Sky Bet EFL Review Show Ian Abrahams is joined by Walsall defender Scott Laird as they look back on the action in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two over the weekend.last_img

first_imgMcElhinneys  are delighted to be en-route to London for the prestigious Drapers Magazine Awards ceremony.Management at McElhinneys have expressed their delight at being named named finalists in both the Best Department Store UK and Ireland and Best Multichannel Operator UK and Ireland at the Drapers Magazine Independents Awards in London later this month.General manager Martin McElhinney told Donegal Daily, “This is a massive honour for all the team here at McElhinney’s. “We know we wouldn’t be there without the support of our brilliant customers who make it possible for us to do what we do, so THANK YOU.“Not bad for a wee shop from Ballybofey.MCELHINNEYS HEAD TO LONDON FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS CEREMONY was last modified: September 4th, 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:Businessnewslast_img read more

first_imgThere is delight across Donegal tonight as the Fanad, Ramelton, Donegal Town and Mullaghduff bands captured All-Ireland titles at the Fleadh in Derry.Current Fanad band leader Aishling Shields with former leader and Rose of Dubai Caroline Callaghan.All bands put in terrific displays to win their respective categories with stiff competition from across the country.Donegal Town won the Junior Miscellaneous title, Fanad captured the Junior accordian, Mullaghduff won thePipe and Drum title while Ramelton won the Senior Miscellaneous title. One Fanad band member who could not be part of the celebrations was Caroline Callaghan, the current Rose of Tralee.Caroline, a proud Fanad band member and former leader, is currently in Tralee getting ready for tomorrow’s Rose of Tralee final.But the good news for Caroline is that she will get a chance to celebrate with her former bandmates.A large group of the band have decided to travel to Tralee to support Caroline. A homecoming party has been organised to meet at Kerrykeel at 9pm heading for Tria-Lough.Congratulations to all bands on their fantastic success!The successful Ramelton band.The Fanad bandFANAD, RAMELTON, DONEGAL TOWN AND MULLAGHDUFF BANDS CAPTURE ALL-IRELAND FLEADH TITLES was last modified: August 18th, 2013 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:All-Ireland FleadhDerryFanad BandRamelton Bandlast_img read more