Kickball Dishes Out L$52,000 to Winners

first_imgThe Liberia Kickball Federation (LKF) has for the first time doled out cash prizes to winners in both the kickball championship and knockout competitions.Aries Kickball Club received L$18,000 as the titleholder in the championship league as well as L$10,000 for winning the knockout.1st runner-up Amazon Kickball Club in the championship league bagged L$14,000, while CYE received L$10,000.The president of LKF, J. Yourvor Kollie, extended his thanks and appreciation to the presidents, coaches, referees and players of the 14 clubs which participated in the 2013/2014 Kickball Championship and Knockout Competitions.Secretary General of LKF, Milton W. Padmore described the just ended league as a success story.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Driver of suspected drug-laden car turns out to be a cop

first_imgCANU high-speed chase…turns self in at CIDA police constable, who was driving the motorcar that smashed through the gate at the Demerara Harbour Bridge, after being pursued by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is now under close arrest at the Tactical Services Unit (TSU), Eve Leary.Less than 24 hours after the high-speed chase took place along the East Bank Demerara (EBD) roadway with the police officer and his accomplices making good their escape, the cop turned himself in at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Sunday afternoon.Guyana Times was told that the constable is attached to a police station in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).According to a senior police source, when the damaged car was unearthed at the residence of a “bodywork repairman”, the man was at church but a relative informed the police that it was a cop would took the car there for repairs.“Investigators had no choice but to go to the church to find him…he came out and give the police an explanation. He didn’t know where the car came from, how it damaged, all he doing is working,” the police source stated. According to the rank close to the investigation, the policeman did not pay for the repairs but had notified the mechanic that he was travelling to Region Two and would return for the vehicle soon. He promised to pay for the repairs then.This newspaper was told that “certain” persons who were aware of the situation contacted police ranks to raise their concerns about the car repair transaction. The source stated that a photograph of the cop was sent to ranks at Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), and they were advised to be on the lookout for the constable, who was heading to the Essequibo Coast.However, before the investigators could locate the constable and arrest him, the rank allegedly received a “tip-off” and turned himself in to the CID headquarters, the source said.Meanwhile, when contacted, Commander of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo), Senior Superintendent Linden Lord confirmed that ranks from the Division were instructed to take the car, the mechanic, and others who gave statements into Police custody.“The ranks did the groundwork and worked tirelessly to carry out the investigation and ensure that the police constable was found and detained. This would not have been possible without the hard work of the ranks in my Division so they deserve credit for their dedication to this case,” Commander Lord noted.However, at the time of the chase with CANU, the car in question had five occupants. The rank is being questioned about the whereabouts of the occupants of the car.When contacted, CANU Head, Major General (ret’d) Michael Atherly told this publication on Monday that one suspect involved in the high-speed chase on Sunday was in the custody of law enforcement officials.He stated that it is unclear at this point when “the suspect” would appear before the court and what charges he would be facing, however, he will have to face charges related to the destruction of the gate at the Demerara Harbour Bridge.last_img read more

Essequibo River man goes berserk: stabs 3, rapes teen, commits suicide

first_imgBy Kristen MacklingamA saw man of Faul Mouth Village, Essequibo River, on Wednesday went berserk and stabbed three persons and raped a 14-year-old girl before taking his own life.Dead is 23-year-old Raphael Charles.Guyana Times was told that Charles’ father was celebrating his birthday at the teen’s family home where they were all imbibing.However, at about 02:30h on Wednesday, a 14-year-old girl and her parents retired to bed leaving their 15-year-old son and Charles watching television.Shortly afterwards, Charles armed himself with a knife and slashed the 15-year-old boy to his neck and then went to the teen’s parents’ bedroom where he dealt them several stabs about their bodies. The parents ran out of the house leaving their teenaged daughter in the bedroom.According to the Police, the 23-year-old man then sexually assaulted the girl. She managed to escape and ran out of the home.Guyana Times was told that the three injured persons were rushed to the Bartica District Hospital where they were admitted but because of the extent of their injuries, they were transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital.The Police say that their conditions are being regarded as “serious but stable.”Meanwhile, Charles after committing the gruesome acts, used a rope to hang himself from a beam inside the family’s house. His body has since been taken to the Bartica mortuary. The Police are investigating.last_img read more

1st Annual Passion for Life 10K walk/run tomorrow

first_imgTaking place Saturday, August 24, the day will start with a Zumba session at 8:15 a.m., with walkers leaving at 8:30 a.m. and runners at 9. The kid’s 1K run will start at 10:45.After the run, a yoga cool down will be led by Mark Enriquez, along with a 50/50 draw and the opportunity for other prizes.Last minute registration and package pickup can be done this afternoon at the Totem Mall from 3 to 7 p.m., as well as at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.- Advertisement –last_img

Meetings 3/26

first_imgSun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. April 10 in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7p.m. April 11, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411. Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. April 12, Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. April 12 in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818)982-2174. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 7p.m. April 12, Tulsa Street Elementary School, 10900 Hayvenhurst Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see www.ghsnc.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. April 16, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Studio City Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. April 18 in the edit building, Suite 6 at CBS Studios, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. Call (818)655-5400 or see www.scnc.info. Panorama City Neighborhood Council, 6:30p.m. April 26 in the second floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818)785-9355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. today, Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818)360-4346 or see www.ghnnc.org. Tarzana Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Tarzana Elementary School, 5726 Topeka Drive, Tarzana. Call (818) 345-1966. Encino Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Capt. John Sherman, Los Angeles Police Department, West Valley, is scheduled to be the guest speaker. Call (818) 255-1040 or see www.EncinoCouncil.org. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818)346-4892. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. April 4, Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511 or see www.chatsworthcouncil.org. West Van Nuys-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, 7:30 p.m. April 4, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9883 or see www.wvnlbnc.org. North Hills East Neighborhood Council, 7p.m. April 9 in the library at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. last_img read more

Eddie Howe rules himself out of the running for Newcastle job

first_img1 Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe Eddie Howe has no interest in succeeding Alan Pardew as manager of Newcastle United.The Magpies are currently without a permanent boss following Pardew’s exit to Crystal Palace.Caretaker John Carver has admitted he is keen on the full-time job, but Bournemouth boss Howe is reportedly high on the club’s list of potential candidates.At 37, Howe is one of England’s most promising young managers, having guided his side to the top of the Championship.And although the young coach admits to being flattered by reports linking him with the vacancy at St James’ Park, he insists he is not interested in leaving his current post for any other job.“It’s flattering,” Howe said. “I am not going to say that you don’t want to be linked with jobs because I think if you are not linked with jobs you are not winning games – so I will take that for winning games.“But I have no interest in any other jobs bar this one. I don’t listen to speculation or what the media say, it is very much about the day-to-day running of this football club. I love doing the job here and I am focussed on our next game on Saturday.”Howe played for the South Coast side during two permanent spells and a loan and he is currently enjoying his second time round as manager.Instead of taking over at tenth placed Newcastle, Howe wants to guide the club he joined as a schoolboy into the Premier League this season.“The overall aim is to get there,” Howe said about the Cherries’ top-flight aspirations.“I have never set targets, I have never said we are going to achieve anything, you just have to prove it.“We are still in the middle of a busy period of games and we will see where that leads us.“All I will say is that we will work incredibly hard and look to improve on every aspect so we can get there but it is a long season.”last_img read more

Klopp or Ancelotti? Revealed! Who Liverpool fans want as the next Reds boss

first_img1 Klopp or Ancelotti for Liverpool? Jurgen Klopp is the current favourite to be appointed next Liverpool manager after Brendan Rodgers’ sacking, but Carlo Ancelotti is also in the running.Former Liverpool player Danny Murphy told talkSPORT that he thinks appointing Klopp would be more of a risk than Ancelotti (read/listen to Murphy’s view here).But who would you prefer to be Liverpool’s next manager?Vote now and take a look at who the majority want…last_img

LETTERKENNY AND DERRY SHOULD ESTABLISH NEW NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY, SAYS ELECTION CANDIDATE

first_imgThe LYIT campus – could it be a university?Sinn Féin Councillor and general election candidate Gary Doherty says he wants to see a new North West University – with campuses in Derry and Letterkenny.Doherty will be a third candidate for his party in Donegal in next February’s general election when it is rubber-stamped by party colleagues.Cllr Doherty, who himself is a former graduate of University of Ulster Magee, says that a greater cross-border approach to course delivery could have the potential to yield significant economic and societal benefits which, in turn, could strategically advance Irish higher education on an all-island basis. Cllr Doherty said:“LYIT and University of Ulster Magee are two institutions of reputable standing, not only here in the Northwest but internationally. Collectively, they have brought a number of economic and societal benefits to the region as well as having provided a great number of educational opportunities to those wishing to avail of further and higher education locally.”“Notwithstanding this, I believe that there is even greater potential to exploit further benefits from both colleges if a more joined up and collaborative approach to course delivery was employed: this could be facilitated through both LYIT and Magee entering into an Alliance or Cluster agreement.”“I believe that this can be achieved through greater co-operation between the Higher Education Authority, the Department of Education and Skills in the south as well as the Executive’s Department of Employment and Learning in Belfast: each of which have a responsibility in the governance and regulation of higher education on this island.” “In essence, what is needed in order to assist this process is for the government here to explore the possibility of introducing legislation which would act as a legal instrument – without compromising institutional autonomy – to give effect and recognition to such alliances between the relevant institutions while also setting out their core objectives.”“I feel that there is an appetite for such a measure, not only from students and the institutions themselves but also from other key stakeholders including the wider business community. In fact a report compiled in 2009 by Indecon International Economic Consultants, highlighted a need to further augment higher education in the region in order to make it more attractive for high-value added activities such as software development and business services.”“Past experience has taught us that joint initiatives between LYIT and the University of Ulster, such as the MSc in Innovation Management in the Public Services, enables candidates to gain dual accreditation namely an MSc through University of Ulster and a HETAC Level 9 in LYIT, and this is both beneficial to students and attractive to potential employers.”“Taking this all into consideration, I have asked my party colleague Deputy Pearse Doherty to raise this issue with the Minister for Education in the Dáil in which he’ll be asking the Minister what plans the government now has to assist with the development of greater inter-institutional collaboration going forward.”“Potentially, such an alliance could pave the way for the creation of a North West University – something which Sinn Féin has in the past expressed their support for and which would be funded on a cross border basis consisting of twin campuses – this has the potential to bolster higher education provision in the Northwest region as a whole and improve the region’s overall density of higher education attainment.” LETTERKENNY AND DERRY SHOULD ESTABLISH NEW NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY, SAYS ELECTION CANDIDATE was last modified: October 15th, 2015 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:LYITmageeUniversitylast_img read more

COUNCIL OFFERS 34 GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2016

first_imgDonegal County Council, through its Coiste na Gaeilge and in association with the Irish Summer Colleges, is offering local students scholarships to attend Irish Colleges in the summer of 2016.The colleges in question are: Coláiste Bhun an Inbhir, Gaoth Dobhair; Coláiste Chill Chartha, Cill Chartha; Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, Teileann; Coláiste na RosannAnagaire; Coláiste Árainn Mhóir, Árainn Mhóir; Coláiste Chú Chulainn, Gaoth Dobhair; Coláiste Bhríde, Rann na Feirste and Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún Lúiche.The scholarships are being offered to students between the ages of 10 and 18 years of age living within County Donegal.Donegal County Council acknowledges, with thanks, the continued support of the colleges for the scheme. The Council will be responsible for selecting the successful candidates through an open draw. Those who have received scholarships in the past will be entered onto a Reserve List.Up to 34 Scholarships will be awarded.For further information visit www.donegalcoco.ie or contact Seán Ó Daimhín at (074) 9172496.COUNCIL OFFERS 34 GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2016 was last modified: December 8th, 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)last_img read more

GAA: PEILE NA GAELTACHTA

first_imgPeil na Gaeltachta 12.00 An Tearmann 6c-13pt v Gleann Fhinne 6pt Cluiche Ceannais na mBan Sinsear1.30 An Tearmann 1c-13pt v Naomh Naille 1c-12pt Sóisir 3.30 Gaeil Fhánada 2c-11pt v Ard an Ratha 1c-11pt Sinsir5.00 Gaoth Dobhair 3c-7pt v Naomh Columba 2c-9pt Sóisir6.30 Gaoth Dobhair 11pt v Naomh Conaill 5pt Sinsir8.00 Cloich Cheann Fhaola 1c-9pt v Cill Chartha 2c-5pt Cluichí leathcheannais Peil na mBan SóisearBháin Gaeil Ghánada – Tráth na gCeist sin iad Maghnus Mac Giolla Bháin, Seán Ó Dorraidhin, Brian Mac Eiteagáin, Micheál Ó FrílBháin Eibhlín Ní Chanáinn, Cloich Cheann Fhaola Cailín Gaelach Dhún na nGallCluichí Dé Luain12.00 Ard an Ratha v Baile na nGalloglach Cluiche Ceannais Peil na mBan – Idirmheanach1.30 Gaoth Dobhair v An Tearmainn Cluiche Ceannais Sóisir 3.00 Gaoth Dobhair v Gaeil Fhánada Cluiche Ceannais Sinsir5.00 Gaoth Dobhair v Cloich Cheann Fhaola Cluiche Ceannais Peil na mBan – Sóisir6.30 Gaoth Dobhair v Naomh Micheal Faoi 15 Ar CéalGAA: PEILE NA GAELTACHTA was last modified: May 7th, 2012 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:GAA Peile na Gaeltachtalast_img read more