first_imgSenate Pro Tempore, Albert T. Chie As Liberia Celebrates World Day against Trafficking in Persons (TIP), Senate President Pro-Tempore Albert T. Chie has committed the Government of Liberia (GoL), most especially the Legislature, to enact stronger laws and provide budgetary support to the fight against human trafficking and other related crimes.Chie’s statement comes as Liberia joins other countries around the world in observance of World Day against Trafficking.He said GoL will continue to maintain partnership with international organizations, community leaders, the private sector, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations (CSOs) to fight against human trafficking and all other forms of human rights abuses.He further said that this would guarantee the right of each individual to free movement; the right to adequate standards of living, and the right to dignity and social protection.“Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery, undermines national security, and according to data available from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and other institutions, it enriches national and transnational criminals, terrorist organizations, and contributes to money laundering,” Senator Chie declared.Chie made the statement on Monday, July 30, when he served as guest speaker at the Monrovia City Hall at the first official program marking the celebration of World Day against Trafficking. He acknowledged that despite the numerous economic challenges, the government is committed to providing resources to fight human trafficking and other forms of human rights abuses in the country.He told the gathering that instead of joyous celebrations, the day should be sad, mournful and pensive as the country remembers thousands of human beings who have been victimized by traffickers.“In my mind, such a day should rather not be a day to celebrate, but a day to ponder and take vigorous action against this inhumane practice that has gravely permeated our society and the world at large,” Senator Chie said.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_imgAn early morning fire of unknown origin has claimed the life of an unidentified male at Lot 1 Area A Goedverwagting, Wales, West Bank Demerara.The Wales, WBD home destroyed by fire early Thursday morningAccording to reports, the fire started at about 01:30h on Thursday in the upper flat of the two-storied wooden and concrete building. Reports also state that the charred remains which were found in a bathroom were unidentified because the body was burnt beyond recognition.Guyana Times understands that the man who died might have broken into the house since the owner resides at Timehri, East Bank Demerara.However, persons in the neighbourhood are of the belief that it might have been the caretaker who was burnt to death.When this newspaper visited the scene Thursday morning, relatives of the owner were tightlipped regarding the details of the fire while officials of the Guyana Fire Service conducted their investigations into the fatal blaze.An eyewitness who rushed to the scene after an alarm was raised explained how the events unfolded.“Around bout 1:30, 2, one ah dem boys see and shout fire and everybody run. When I come I see the Estate Fire reel went here trying to calm down de fire,” he noted.The witness further explained that as the gate was padlocked, police ranks scaled the fence to allow fire officers better access to the premises. It was explained that the hearse retrieved the body in daylight hours.“De body bun so badly, yo cant know is who,” the man expressed.The burnt West Bank Demerara property once housed the Prince of Wales Cinema but was sold to the now deceased Abdool Khan and his daughter Elisabeth Sattaur, who has been a businesswoman for a number of years. This newspaper was told Sattaur would sometimes visit her house at Wales.This latest fire comes just a few days after the charred remains Satesh Jagmoham, 19, of Area G Squatting Area, De Willem Village, West Coast Demerara was found among the debris following a fire there.It was reported that the young man along with another teenager would normally stay at an uncle’s house but on the evening of the fire, the other young man had been collected and was taken home.That fire reportedly started at about 23:00h and quickly engulfed the two-bedroom structure thus leaving him no room to escape. Jagmoham’s relatives have since suspected foul play, claiming that kerosene was found scattered around the yard. (Shemuel Fanfair & Bisham Mohamed)last_img read more

first_imgFOUR MASTERS GAA NEWS: The coaching academy for 4-7 year old continues every Saturday from 11am in Tir Chonaill, all welcome.Results from the training pitch development draw: 1st Prize: All Ireland Football Final Package: Oran Sweeney. Lurganboy, Donegal Town.2nd Prize: Relaxing 2 Night Break for 2 people. B&B plus 1 evening meal in Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan Co. Waterford Sponsored by the Abbey Hotel: Robert Morrow. Drumhorey, Laghey.3rd Prize: 32” Widescreen Smart TV. Sponsored by Mc Groarty’s Expert Electrical Superstore: Alec Reid Jr., Rossylongan, Donegal Town.4th Prize : €300 Shopping Voucher Sponsored by Supervalue: Philip Campbell. Ballydevitt, Donegal Town. 5th Prize: €300 of Home Heating Oil Sponsored by E&J Oil Services Ltd: Gareth Britton. Clogher, Donegal Town.6th Prize: Gourmet Dinner for two in Cedar’s Restaurant Sponsored by Solice Lough Eske Castle. : Lisa Mc Glanaghy. C/O John & Mary Drumrooske, Donegal Town.Thanks to all club members and parents for supporting this draw again this year.As the winter time approaches and the football comes to an end we turn our attention to Scor na nOgScor is made up of the following:Ballad Group / Balead GhrupaCeili Dancing / Rince CeiliSet Dancing  / Rince SeitDrama / LeiruReciatation / AithriseoireachtInstrumental Music / Ceol UirliseSolo Singing / AmhranaiochtQuiz / Trath na gCeistAnyone interested in entering under any of the above categories or interested in any aspect of Scor please contact Ann on 0876215513 or Pauline on 0868211148. The first semi final will for this area will be held in the Bosco on the 18 November at 7.30pm. All support welcome.Club Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot €2,700 in week 11 of the 2016/17 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on the 26th September 2016. The €50 winners in the lucky dip were Liam McCrea , Tullyearl and Enda Nolan, Rossylongan. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 15 and 24. Congratulation to all winners. The next draw takes place on the the 3rd of October. Club Lotto: Renew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.Club Notes: Any club managers, mentors or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email fourmasterspro@gmail.com before Monday at lunchtime to ensure it is included.Follow us via facebook, twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comFour Masters coaching academy continues this weekend was last modified: September 27th, 2016 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:Coaching Academyfour mastersGAASportlast_img read more

first_imgPicture courtesy of Jack MurrayHE went on to become a Hollywood legend, but back in 1989 Will Ferrell was just like every other American dude of his generation – he wanted to go on holiday to….BUNDORAN.And here are the pictures to prove it.They belong to Sinn Fein councillor Jack Murray (in nappies back then) but show Ferrell in Bundoran. The then Sports Science student was dating one of Cllr Murray’s long lost relatives in California and had come to Donegal with her that summer.The top picture shows Will with Jack’s uncle Dom, at Dom’s home in Bundoran.Said Jack: “Our cousin came to Ireland regularly to visit relatives and on this trip she brought her boyfriend Will to Bundoran.“They were there for a week or so and met all the family who lived there. He wasn’t famous at the time of course….but apparently he was funny but fairly shy and quiet.” And here’s Will playing Trivial Pursuit with Jack’s relatives.Will playing board games on his holiday in BundoranME, MY FAMILY AND ACTOR WILL FERRELL – BY COUNCILLOR JACK MURRAY! was last modified: February 11th, 2014 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:bundoranCouncillorJack MurrayWill Ferrelllast_img read more

first_img Marshall knows a good football player when he sees one but the scary thing is, he knows Roman didn’t win all those games alone. That’s where Pioneers’ senior center Brock Clayton comes in. He watches Roman’s back. He has been for a long time. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Ever since they were old enough to play together in a sandbox, Roman and Clayton have been inseparable. On Friday, they’ll try to lead Artesia to its fifth victory of the season when it hosts the Gladiators (4-2) at 7 p.m. “Our moms are best friends so we’ve known each other since we were 3 years old,” Roman said. “We went to kindergarten together and we know everything about each other.” Entering this season, a lot of people knew who Roman was while Clayton went mostly anonymous. Roman was a first-team All-Suburban League quarterback last year after leading Artesia to a 7-4 record and a win in the playoffs. This season, he’s off to another great start, leading the team in passing (982 yards) and rushing (487) while throwing for 13 touchdowns and running for another four. It’s 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night and Gahr High football coach Greg Marshall has already forgotten about his team’s 26-0 victory over Cerritos two days earlier when he starts thinking about Artesia senior quarterback Steven Roman. He knows Roman throws the ball well, runs the ball well, and wins. center_img More importantly, in the Pioneers’ offense that uses the shotgun formation 95 percent of the time, Roman is completing 67 percent of his passes. “He’s our leader,” Clayton said. “A lot of guys look up to him. He’s not a big guy, he’s only 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, but he finds away to win games, and you won’t find a player that’s more respected in the locker room than Steve is.” A lot of the reasons, however, Roman has put up great numbers are because Clayton allows it. Clayton, a 6-1, 270-pound center, has been the anchor on the offensive line for the last three seasons. Last year, he made second-team Suburban League. But this season, Clayton is the only returnee on the offensive line. Alex Avila, Juan Rodriguez, Mike Toledo, Robert Alvarez and Thomas Perez are all in their first year on the varsity squad and it’s up to Clayton to make sure they all know their assignments and, more importantly, to make sure Roman is standing after every play. “Brock makes sure everybody knows what they’re doing,” Roman said. “He’s the leader of that unit and he’s a very physical lineman. He can go one-on-one with any defensive lineman and that allows our other guys to double team someone if they have to.” But Roman and Clayton’s friendship extends well beyond the classroom and the football field. They’re so close, they got jobs working together at a pizza restaurant near the Artesia campus. In fact, they’ve had a running bet all year. If Roman gets sacked in a game, Clayton has to buy him dinner. If he doesn’t, Roman not only has to buy Clayton dinner, but the rest of the offensive line and offensive line coach Juan Troncoso as well. “I think sometimes late in games he drops back and purposely falls down so he doesn’t have to buy us dinner,” Clayton said. All kidding aside, Roman hasn’t been touched much this season and because of that, the Pioneers (4-2, 2-1 Suburban League) are a team on the rise. They barely lost to Mayfair earlier in the season (49-42), losing on a touchdown with three seconds left in the game. Last week, they held on to beat Suburban power La Mirada 42-34. “We easily could be 6-0 and a lot of that has to do with Steven and Brock,” Artesia coach Norm Flowers said. “Steve is so competitive, he could play linebacker or safety. He doesn’t want to lose and he refuses to do so. “And Brock’s play has been flawless. He hasn’t had one bad snap all year and he’s been watching Steven’s back for the last three. I don’t know where we would be without them.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Butler comes to Lancaster after spending the 2005 season as the Diamondbacks’ first-base coach. He managed the Single-A Gulf Coast Mets in the Florida State League in 2003. Arizona has fielded winning teams in Lancaster for seven consecutive halves, going back to the second half of 2002. The JetHawks were Baseball America’s Team of the Year in 2004, when they came within a game of winning the California League title. Butler replaces Bill Plummer, who will manage the Diamondbacks’ Double-A Tennessee affiliate in the Southern League. “I’m excited about the opportunity and the challenge,” Butler said. “They’ve done really well here the last couple of years and we’re going to try to improve on that.” Butler, who was known for his scrappy style of play during his major-league career, said that although personnel will dictate his managerial strategy, don’t expect him to wait around for the three-run homer, even if he has a slugging team in the homer-happy High Desert. LANCASTER – During his 17-year major-league career, former Dodgers outfielder Brett Butler relied mostly on his speed. Butler, who was recently assigned to manage the JetHawks, will now count on his smarts to get that extra step. He’ll draw on a wealth of experience from playing for some of baseball’s top managers, including Tommy Lasorda with the Dodgers, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre when he came up with the Atlanta Braves, and Roger Craig, whom Butler played for during his prime with the San Francisco Giants. “You take things from each one of those guys, some good, some bad, and hopefully that makes you better,” said Butler, who visited the Antelope Valley last week for the first time since the JetHawks’ parent Arizona Diamondbacks announced he’d manage the team. Butler is among 26 players in baseball history with 500 stolen bases and 2,000 hits. “I’m going to manage like I played,” he said. “You’ll see fundamental baseball being taught. There’s not going to be any room for selfishness on this team. We’re going to play as a team.” Butler said he’ll emphasize developing character as much as he will baseball skills, something he believes to be integral to the development process. “What I want to try to teach these kids is not just how to get to the big leagues, but how to be a big-leaguer,” he said. “I want them to think about the team, to think about the community and to think about the organization that they’re playing for and representing them as best they can.” Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgSuper Jason Quigley notched off number six on his professional scorecard as he knocked out journeyman Joshua Synder in California in the early hours of this morning.Quigley and his opponent weigh in before the Donegal man easily dispatched of Synder.The Ballybofey man, 23, was in stinging form as he put away his opponent in just the second round at the Fantasy Springs event Centre in California.The Donegal man’s opponent was still finding his feet 44 seconds into the round when Quigley pounced with a solid left hook and then put Synder to the canvass with a crushing right hand. Snyder never recovered and Quigley continued with his unbeaten record.America got their first taste of Jason as his bout was broadcast live to millions on the Fox Channel.The exposure will do the Donegal man’s career no harm at all as manager Oscar De La Hoya continues to talk his man up as “one to watch.”Speaking after the fight, Quigley had barely broke sweat but said there was no better feeling than watching his opponent stopped. The Quigley train rolls onto the next station. SIX PACK! SUPER JASON NOTCHES UP ANOTHER WIN WITH SUPER KNOCKOUT was last modified: May 1st, 2015 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:boxingdonegalJason Quigleylast_img read more

first_imgBrand South Africa is in the hands ofnew leaders, with the appointment ofChichi Maponya and Happy Ntshingilaas chair and deputy chair respectively.(Image: Brand South Africa)MEDIA CONTACTS • Barry HilesBrand South AfricaDigital content manager+27 11 483-0122Source: The PresidencyPresident Jacob Zuma has, in terms of article 7 (1) (1) of Brand South Africa Trust Deed, appointed a new chairperson and deputy chairperson of the board of trustees of Brand South Africa, formerly known as the International Marketing Council.The president has appointed leading businesswoman Charlotte Chichi Maponya as chairperson and marketer and PR guru Happy Ntshingila as the deputy chairperson.Currently a director with Absa Bank, Ntshingila takes over as CEO of pay channel Supersport in April 2012, while Maponya, the daughter of entrepreneur and property magnate Richard Maponya, followed in her mother’s footsteps by scooping the entrepreneurial category of the 2008 BWA Businesswoman of the Year Awards. In 1982 the late Marina Maponya took home the same award.Maponya replaces Anitha Soni who has chaired the board since 2009.The president conveyed his gratitude and appreciation to Soni for steering Brand South Africa during the past two and half years, including the exciting and challenging period of marketing the 2010 Fifa World Cup.“Ms Soni and the board have done extremely well in promoting the South African brand, making it instantly recognisable world-wide especially during the World Cup tournament and huge marketing opportunities such as the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos,” said Zuma.“We are happy that Ms Soni will remain on the board as a trustee, sharing her expertise and experience,” he added.Zuma wished Maponya and Ntshingila well in their new positions of marketing the country locally and abroad.“Given their track record and business acumen, the South African brand is in good hands. They will have our support all the way,” said Zuma.last_img read more

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