Football Stakeholders Confirm Statutory Committees

first_imgThe assembly of stakeholders, dubbed Congress, which is the supreme governing body of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), have for the first time endorsed seven legal committees which are not subjected to dismissal by its president.The decision was made on Saturday, January 18, 2014 during an Extra-Ordinary Congress of the LFA, with about 50 days to elections.Each member of the committees is serving for four years, and can only be dismissed by a 2/3rd majority votes in Congress.Fifty six out of the 58 delegates accepted the committees and its members in accordance with Chapter 18 of the ‘New LFA Approved Statues,’ styled: “LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE.”The committees include External Audit, Election, Election Appeal, Ethics, Disciplinary, Appeal and Arbitration Board.Chapter 18, Article 30 states, “Congress is the supreme and Legislative Body; the Executive Committee shall be the Executive Body and the General Secretariat of LFA shall be the Administrative Body, and whereas the Disciplinary, Ethics and Appeal Committees shall constitute the Judicial Bodies of the LFA.”“Electoral committee and the Election Appeals Committee shall organize and supervise the election process,” Article 30.5 states.Chairmen of the various committees include: John Davis, External Audit; Malcolm Joseph, Election; Justice Soko Sackor, Election Appeal; Atty. Medina Wesseh, Ethics; Cllr. Izetta S. Wesley, Disciplinary; Cllr. John Kollie, Appeal; Atty. Sarfuah Gray, Abitration.The president of FC BYC, Sekou Konneh alarmed the inclusion of Mamadee Djakete on the Arbitration Committee, who is serving as Deputy Managing Director of the Renaissance Communications Incorporated (RCI) a conglomeration of Truth FM, Real TV and Renaissance Newspaper, owned by LFA president Musa Bility.Sekou Konneh quieted when he was told by the Congress chairman Musa Bility to show his disagreement through his vote.Some changes in the statutes stated that every member of the Executive Committee will be elected by Congress, and every candidate must be proposed by five members (clubs). Before, members of the Executive Committee were elected by their constituents, which were their clubs.The revised statutes have reduced the number of members of the Executive Committee from 18 to 13, which include the president, two vice presidents, the women representative and other nine members of the Executive Committee.According to the New Statutes, all executive members will not be younger than 25 years, and the president and vice presidents will have a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree. The other members of the Executive Committee will have a minimum qualification of a high school diploma.“They shall not have found guilty of a criminal offence. They shall have the Liberian nationality and shall have the residency within the territory of Liberia,” the Statutes states.The new statutes categorically emphasized the neutrality of the football house, saying that the LFA is neutral in matters of politics and religion.The statutes said the discrimination of any kind against a country, private person or group of people on account of race, skin color, ethnic, national or social origin, gender, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, wealth, birth or any other status, sexual orientation or any other reason is strictly prohibited and punishable by suspension or expulsion.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PeeWee A Flyers win Burns Lake Tournament

first_imgThe Flyers opened the tournament with a close game against the host team. After giving up the first goal, they came back with 3 unanswered goals and shut down Burns Lake the rest of the way. Scoring for the Flyers were Lien Miller-Jeannotte (1 goal, 2 assists), Brandon Howard (1 goal), Jake Gardner (1 goal) and Thomas Webster (1 assist). Sean Gjernes played a strong game in goal. Flyers players of the game were Brandon Howard on offense and Ryan Good on defense. Fort St John 3  Burns Lake 1 Fort St John 10  Fort St James 3Advertisement Fort St John 8  Kitimat 1Advertisement In a match up between the tournament’s undefeated teams, the Flyers came out on top with a strong team effort. Fort St John came out hard in the first period, scoring three times and then shut down their opponents the rest of the way. Scoring for the Flyers were Lien Miller-Jeannotte (2 goals), Thomas Webster (1 goal, 1 assist), Kane Shallow (1 goal), Brandon Howard (1 assist), Brayden Hickey (1 assist) and Brittany Bakstad (1 assist). Sean Gjernes backstopped the Flyers to the win in goal. Flyers players of the game were Thomas Webster on offense and Aiden June on defense. After spotting their opponents the first goal, the Flyers came storming back to score a decisive win over Kitimat. It was a total team effort at both ends of the ice. Scoring for the Flyers were Thomas Webster (3 goals, 2 assists), Lien miller-Jeannotte (2 goals, 1 assist), Brandon Howard (2 assists), Ryan Good (1 goal), Jeff Bochon (1 goal), Kane Shallow (1 goal), Brittany Bakstad (1 assist), Darin O’Hanley (1 assist) and Jake Gardner (1 assist). Garet Whitford was solid in net, shutting down the Kitimat snipers. Flyers players of the game were Lien Miller-Jeannotte on offense and Brittany Bakstad on defense.center_img – Advertisement -The Fort St John Peewee A Flyers travelled to Burns Lake this past weekend and came away with the tournament championship. The team played their best hockey of the season in going undefeated over four games. Fort St John 4  Smithers 1 **SubmittedPEEWEE A FLYERS WIN BURNS LAKE TOURNAMENT In their final game of the tournament, the Flyers came out with a decisive win over Fort St James. Scoring for the Flyers were Jeff Bochon (4 goals, 1 assist), Jake Gardner (1 goal, 4 assists), Thomas Webster (2 goals, 1 assist), Darin O’Hanley (1 goal, 2 assists), Lien Miller-Jeannotte (2 goals), Brittany Bakstad (1 assist), Alec Burchell (1 assist) and Brandon Howard (1 assist). Garet Whitford played another strong game in goal. Flyers players of the game were Jeff Bochon on offense and Kane Shallow on defense.last_img read more

Chelsea line up v Southampton: Surprised by this defence?

first_imgChelsea vs Southampton is live on talkSPORT.It has been another torrid seven days for Chelsea.After the 2-2 draw with Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend, the Blues were beaten by Porto in the Champions League and all focus – once again – was firmly fixed on manager Jose Mourinho’s line up.MOURINHO: ‘THIS IS THE WORST PERIOD OF MY CAREER’Having publicly declared that no player is guaranteed a start, the Portuguese manager dropped Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic, while Loic Remy, Oscar and Radamel Falcao did not even travel with the squad.So, will Mourinho significantly alter his team sheet again for the Saints clash?Take a look at how we think Chelsea will line up at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 11 26. John Terry (centre back) 11 4. Cesc Fabregas (centre midfield) 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 11 11 1. Asmir Begovic (goalkeeper) – to see our complete line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! Agree or disagree with our prediction? Let us know by leaving a comment below 11 5. Kurt Zouma (centre back) 10. Eden Hazard (left winger) 21. Nemanja Matic (centre midfield) 11 6. Abdul Baba Rahman (left back) 9. Radamel Falcao (striker) 11 22. Willian (right winger) 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (left back) 11 11 11last_img read more

Honda robots: How about tea?

first_imgAsimo – which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility and is a play on the Japanese word for “legs” – first became available for rental in 2000. It’s considered one of the world’s most advanced humanoids. It can walk, even jog, wave, avoid obstacles and carry on simple conversations. “By the end of 2010s, we’d like to see these robots working at every street corner of the city,” said Tomohiko Kawanabe of Honda’s Fundamental Technology Research Center.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TOKYO – As if the idea of having one robot to serve you wasn’t unusual enough, Honda says its humanoids are ready to work in pairs – and they can even serve drinks. At a demonstration Tuesday at its Tokyo headquarters, automaker Honda Motor Co. showed off two of the child-sized Asimo robots serving tea and performing other tasks in coordination with one another. The bubble-headed robots seemed to pick their steps carefully as they made their way around the room, picking up and putting down drink trays and pushing around a refreshments cart. Honda said it has developed a system to link its robots together so they can share information about where each one is and what each is doing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe 51-inch tall Asimo is “smarter” now, thanks to upgrades that allow it to do more tasks without human help, the company said. The robot can, for example, recognize drink choices and carry a tray with the requested drink to the person who placed the order. The Asimo, which looks like a child in a white spacesuit, also does a better job of moving around people because of technology that allows it to better predict people’s movements so it doesn’t get in the way. The robot can even automatically head off to the nearest charging station when its batteries fall below a certain level. Honda has been working on robots since 1986. Rival Toyota Motor Corp. has been aggressively beefing up its own robotics team, showing off last week a robot that could play the violin. The Japanese government has been pushing companies and researchers to make robotics a pillar of this nation’s business. Other companies, including Hitachi Ltd., Fujitsu Ltd. and NEC Corp., are also developing robots. last_img read more

Most popular baby names of 2016 revealed

first_imgThe Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, has announced the most popular baby names by passport application for 2016.Based on passport applications for infants, James was the most popular baby boy name in 2016 and Emily was the most popular baby girl name.Of the 17,752 passports issued to children born in 2016, 116 went to babies called Emily, and 158 went to boys called James. Here are the most popular baby names for 2016: Girls:1. Emily2. Amelia3. Olivia4. Grace5. Emma6. Anna7. Aoife8. Sophie9. Mia10. SaoirseBoys:1. James2. Daniel3. Jack4. Conor5. Finn6. Adam7. Noah8. Liam9. Oliver10. LukeMinister Charlie Flanagan said; “The list of most popular names reflects the continued overall popularity of Irish-language names, such as Aoife and Finn. It is interesting, however, to look back to 1911, just five years before the Easter rising, when such names hardly registered at all, with John and Mary being the most popular baby names.” “The 2016 figures also highlight that Ireland is nowadays very much a multicultural society, with Freya and Muhammad the highest new entriesThe Minister also added; “It is however, disappointing to see that that the name Charlie has dropped down to number 24 from last year’s rank of 11. We will have to see what can be done about that! I take some comfort in the fact that my middle name – James – topped the poll of the boys’ names!”To check out the top 200 names for children under three you can click here.Most popular baby names of 2016 revealed was last modified: January 8th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:2016babiesIrelandnamesPassportslast_img read more

MAN WHO ‘KNEW THE LAW’ AND CALLED GARDAI BASTARDS IS FINED €200

first_imgLetterkenny District CourtA  32 year old Falcarragh man who called Gardai ‘bastards’ and refused to leave the scene of an incident has been fined €200.Tommy Rodgers, of 33 Ballina, Falcarragh, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. He was charged with failing to comply with the directions of the Gardai and being intoxicated.The court heard how a friend of the accused man had been set upon by other men at Main Street, Falcarragh.Gardai arrived and an altercation ensued after Gardai told Rodgers to move on from the area.He refused and told Gardai that he knew the law but was subsequently arrested.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been off the drink for many years but had turned from working in the UK and had fallen off the wagon.The court heard the accused has 27 previous convictions and is currently working in England here he earns up to £450 sterling.Judge Paul Kelly fined the accused €200.MAN WHO ‘KNEW THE LAW’ AND CALLED GARDAI BASTARDS IS FINED €200 was last modified: October 21st, 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

HUGE CHELSEA BLOW! Eden Hazard fractures ankle in Belgium training

first_imgNo timeframe has been officially put on the injury – although he will miss Belgium’s international against the Czech Republic on Monday and a World Cup qualifying match in Estonia on Friday.However, it is reported Hazard is facing a recovery period of around two to three months, which would be bad news for Premier League champions Chelsea.Hazard was back to his best last season as Antonio Conte steered the Blues to the English title in his first season in charge.The 2017/18 campaign starts in less than ten weeks on August 12 – but three weeks before that there are pre-season games against Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in Singapore from July 22-29, then the Community Shield against the Gunners on August 6.That’s if Hazard is still at the club by the start of the new campaign…The Belgian has been strongly linked with a move to Champions League winners Real Madrid, and even admitted earlier on Sunday that, while he is happy in London, he would consider leaving if the Spanish giants made an approach to sign him. There are fears Blues star Eden Hazard could miss the start of the season Chelsea are facing a nervous wait to discover if Eden Hazard will be fit for the start of next season after he fractured his right ankle.The Blues’ star man suffered the injury during a training session with Belgium on Sunday.A tweet from his national team confirmed the news: Update | Medical imaging showed that @hazardeden10 has a fracture in his right ankle #belcze #estbel #roadtorussia— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 4, 2017//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js 1last_img read more

Pep: Last season a disaster… City need ten years to match Europe’s elite clubs

first_img Pep is hugely disappointed with City’s progress last season Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed last season was a ‘disaster’ and believes it will take ten years to reach the level of Europe’s elite clubs.City finished fourth last season, but failed to land any silverware, and the pressure is on Guardiola to deliver this coming season. Speaking at an event for Rory McIlroy at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall yesterday, he revealed just how big a task he faces at the Etihad.He said: “I don’t think anyone regarded last year as a season of transition, if you don’t win a trophy it is a disaster.“But we still won’t begin this season thinking we need to win that trophy and this trophy.He added: “City are a great team, but getting to Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus… it’s very complicated. You need time, a decade.” 1last_img read more

Urris defeated in final game of league season away to Letterkenny Gaels

first_imgSENIOR FOOTBALL: In our final game of the season away to Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday there was no luck. Final score Letterkenny Gaels 0-12 Urris 1-07.MATCH “N” WIN: October October 13th: No jackpot winner: Numbers drawn: 4, 15, 19 & 20. €15 winners:Joe Mc Carron, Roxtown.Dan Harkin, Glasmullan.Niall Devlin, Annaugh.Sammy Harkin, Urrismanagh.Neil O’Donnell, Rooskey.Jackpot next week €2,060. Thanks as ever to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St Mary,s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. Side prizes this week for Halloween. CLUB MERCHANDISE: Please check our Facebook page for the link to all current available O’Neills Gear for Urris GAA for adults and youths. Prices reflected are only if ordering from the O’Neills site as they include postage and packaging. Contact Donal Kelly for all orders and cheaper prices on 0876461707. https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-te…/…/ireland/urris-gaa.htmlFOUNDATION COURSE: Names are now being taken for anyone interested in doing a Coaching Course Level 1 over two weekends in November in the Malin GAA CLUbhouse. If interested please contact John Friel on 0860523550.U6 & U8 & U10 Gaelic Football Training:Training on Friday, U6 are upstairs in the Youth Club and the U8 on the Astro from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.U10 girls also on the astro from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Friday too.U10 boys on Saturday morning from 11am to 12 pm. Cost €2 per child.Please Note: Parents/Guardians of all ages must sign their children on Friday evening & on Saturday morning if it their first time attending training.DATE FOR DIARY: Monster Bingo on Sunday November 13th. €1,000 to be won on the 9th page. Congratulations to CLG Burt on winning the Intermediate Championship at the weekend. Well Done to all involved.Please check our Facebook page daily for all club news.Urris defeated in final game of league season away to Letterkenny Gaels was last modified: October 17th, 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsSportURRISlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY TURNS OUT TO SAY GOODBYE TO ONE OF ITS MOST-LOVED CITIZENS

first_imgA hushed silence fell over Letterkenny today as the funeral cortege of one of its best-known and respected citizens made its way down the town’s Main Street.Businessman and proud community activist Jim McCormick always put the town before his needs as the main instigator of its Tidy Town efforts.And today the people of Letterkenny came out in their hundreds to say a final and fond farewell to the popular pharmacist. Mr McCormick, 69, died suddenly in Spain last week while on holiday with his loving wife Fionnula.There were many tears shed as Jim’s funeral cortege stopped outside Magee’s Chemist – the business he helped develop for so many years and which he only retired form earlier this year.Among those who paid their respects to Mr McCormick were members of Letterkenny Town Council, Donegal County Council and many ordinary people from the Cathedral Town.Traffic was brought to a standstill as the local Garda Traffic Corps directed by Garda Sgt Mick Foy marshaled the funeral cortege down the street. Among those who said a final fond farewell to Mr McCormick included Cllrs Tom McCrossan, Ciaran Brogan, Dessie Larkin, Gerry McMonagle, Jim Lynch, Jimmy Kavanagh, Pascal Blake and Tagdh Culbert.Members of Magee’s Chemist walked behind Mr McCormick’s funeral car – many in tears.Mr McCormick’s remains will be taken to Fanad where he will be buried after funeral mass at Fanavolty on Saturday.EndsLETTERKENNY TURNS OUT TO SAY GOODBYE TO ONE OF ITS MOST-LOVED CITIZENS was last modified: September 22nd, 2011 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:Jim McCormick. Magee’s Chemistlast_img read more