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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently chaired a special meeting of the Liberia Development Alliance (LDA) Steering Committee. The meeting was intended to assess progress in development initiatives that are ongoing and at the same time advancing strategies for the post-Ebola period.Speaking at the meeting, which was held in the Foreign Ministry’s C. Cecil Dennis auditorium last Wednesday, President Sirleaf stressed that the special LDA Steering Committee meeting was aimed at advancing preparation for the post-Ebola era and the resumption of normal economic activities.“We will seek to acquaint ourselves with actions and processes to be undertaken for support and cooperation. By this, we are commencing the process to be followed during the post-Ebola period,” she said. The LDA was established after the adoption of the “Vision 2030” Development Plan and the Agenda for Transformation to oversee the implementation of the country’s development programs.The LDA brings together government, the private sector and civil society to ensure the implementation of the Agenda for Transformation – the country’s five-year development plan drawn from the “Vision 2030” Development Plan.Opening the meeting, President Sirleaf acknowledged the role of all sectors of the Liberian society and international partners, which include the United States government, European Union, United Nations and its numerous bodies and others, in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.Meanwhile, reports and updates were received on the status of national development projects in the areas of energy, infrastructure, agriculture and ports. Submissions were also made on concessions in the mining and agriculture sectors.The lead of the sectors such the Ministries of Public Works, Lands, Mines and Energy, Agriculture, Roberts International Airport and Bureau of Concessions, updated the Steering Committee Meeting on the status of national development projects and decided on the way forward for those projects.The Minister of Finance and Development Planning, who is also the national coordinator of the LDA, updated the meeting on the status of the Fiscal Year 2014/2015 Budget and the country’s economic recovery plan.The LDA was established after the adoption of the “Vision 2030” Development Plan and the Agenda for Transformation to oversee the implementation of the country’s development programs.It includes major partners such as the United States and Chinese Governments, European Union Governments, the European Union, African Development Bank, World Bank, International Non-Governmental Organizations, private sector institutions and representation from Liberia’s civil society organizations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– following Top Cop’s inspection Police Commissioner Leslie James on Friday officiated the promotion of 32 ranks, inclusive of scout leaders attached to E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) as he wrapped up his countrywide Commissioner’s Inspection Exercise across divisions. The exercise was conducted at the Division’s Headquarters at Mackenzie, Linden, in the presence of senior officers and the Police and Station Management Committee, as well as regional officials. Twenty-nine ranks were promoted on the spot from the position of Police Constable to Sergeant, Corporal and Lance Corporal, while three scout leaders also received higher promotions. Commissioner James, in his address, congratulated the ranks and Divisional Commander Linden Lord, as well as the previous Commander for a job well done.Noting a few shortcomings which he observed, the Commissioner urged ranks to take pride in their work. He noted that the exercise was being undertaken at a time when the Police Force is going through a reformation process, as he pointed out that by the end of the first quarter of 2019, a much more reformed Police Force is expected. In such regard, James said the need for training has been highlighted. “We’ve recognised that there is much need for training in the Force. Ranks with numbers of years of service, were without the requisite rank – 14 years, 17 years (as) Constables…”, he said.Commissioner James, in signalling the promoted ranks to come forward, urged all to be self-motivated, which he noted is a necessary requirement. Pointing to the three pillars which the Force has embarked on, James said training, infrastructure and human resources management are three main areas of focus. “…We are not running a Force with ranks who are demotivated. We need to have motivated people in the Guyana Police Force, and we are aware that through motivation, when you are working in the communities across the state of Guyana you will do so with professional and exemplary-type conduct… that is what prompted me to have some of you promoted on the spot…part of our function is to ensure that those who are deserving are promoted”, he said.The Commissioner also advised that the Force’s standing order be complied with. In so doing, he said those not in compliance will be dealt with as he reminded ranks of the qualities of a good Police. “Those of you who got Subordinates to discipline, they must be disciplined… it’s the nature of the job. You have duties, you are given instructions, you have to carry them out. Failure to do so, the necessary action must be taken”, he admonished. James also encouraged those who were not promoted to understand what is taking place in the Force as he pointed out the seriousness of ranks welfare. In this regard, he note that the Force does not want persons to be with many years of service to not be promoted. “I will not be part of a system whereby we have ranks eligible for promotion and not promoting them”.
Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane called police after an ‘incident’ at the team’s hotel, the Football Association of Ireland have confirmed.Reports emerged on Wednesday that the former Manchester United captain had been involved in an altercation with a member of the public in the reception area at the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links in Dublin.A man was claimed to have been hospitalised after becoming involved in a heated exchange with Keane.In a statement released late on Wednesday night, the FAI confirmed an incident took place, but described media reports about it as ‘inaccurate’ and offered its backing to the 43-year-old.The statement said: “Following inaccurate media reports which refer to an incident involving a member of the public this evening at the Republic of Ireland team hotel, we wish to clarify that Roy Keane called the Gardai following the incident.“The manager, Martin O’Neill and the FAI are fully aware of the circumstances surrounding this event, and the Assistant Manager has their full support.”A Garda spokesman confirmed officers received reports of an incident at a hotel in north Dublin. The incident occurred at 3.30pm.An ambulance was also called to the scene, but it is not clear whether someone was assessed at the hotel or if they required further treatment.No arrest was made and the spokesman said no complaint has been made.“Gardai are investigating an incident which occurred at a hotel in Portmarnock in the late afternoon,” the Garda spokesman said.The Ireland squad is due to fly out of Dublin on Thursday afternoon for Glasgow, where they face Scotland in vital Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday evening.Martin O’Neill’s men are currently joint top of Group D after taking seven of the first nine points available to them.O’Neill and number two Keane, who is also assistant manager of Premier League side Aston Villa, celebrated a year in charge of the Ireland team earlier this month. 1 Roy Keane
The result placed added scrutiny on Valverde’s decision to rest Messi, who was not even included on the bench at the City of Valencia Stadium, as Barca chased an equaliser in the final 20 minutes.But Messi did come on as a substitute in South Africa three days later as Barca took part in a friendly to contribute to celebrations marking 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela.“In South Africa I played him for 15 minutes because of a contractual issue,” Valverde said on Saturday. “But he has helped us a lot and the idea now is to rest him.”Messi has made 57 appearances for club and country this season and with Barcelona’s domestic double already confirmed, his next focus is Argentina and this summer’s World Cup.Valverde indicated Messi is also likely to be spared Sunday’s final league game of the season at home to Real Sociedad.“Messi has played a lot of big matches, even sometimes playing with discomfort,” Valverde said. “Now the plan is to rest him a little.”Barca will be hoping to finish on a high against Real Sociedad as Andres Iniesta plays his final game for the club.Iniesta joined Barcelona’s academy 22 years ago and Valverde accepts the Spaniard will be impossible to replace.“We shouldn’t make the mistake of trying to find an Iniesta replica because we’re never going to find one,” Valverde said. “We will all have to make up for his absence together.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted Lionel Messi played in a friendly against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday due to a “contractual issue” even though the striker was left out of last weekend’s loss to Levante © AFP/File / PHILL MAGAKOEBARCELONA, Spain, May 19 – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted Lionel Messi played in a friendly against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday due to a “contractual issue” even though the striker was left out of last weekend’s loss to Levante.Levante’s shock 5-4 victory ended Barca’s hopes of completing their first ever unbeaten La Liga season in what was their 37th, and penultimate, match of the campaign.
Comhghairdeas le Coiste Forbartha Dhobhair, (Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Gaoth Dobhair) buaiteoir Duais Náisiúnta Ghlór na nGael 2012, agus Trófaí Foras na Gaeilge, a bronnadh ar an choiste Dé Satharn 20ú Aibreán ag imeacht mór i gCaisleán Chluain Tarbh.Glór na nGael is a national award presented to community groups for their work within the community and promotion of the Irish language.Glór na nGael have been in existence since 1961, approximately 120 community groups throughout the 32 counties of Ireland participated in this year’s Glór na nGael Awards.Five community groups were shortlisted for the National Prize almost two months ago. Among the five groups shortlisted were Coiste Forbartha Dhobhair (Ionad Naomh Pádraig). Coiste Forbartha Dhobhair were announced National Winners at a gala event in Clontarf Castle on Saturday 20th April. The community group received Glór na nGael’s National Trophy sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge, a cheque for €40,000 presented by Aire na Gaeltachta, Donnchadh Mac Fhionnghaile, and a gold medal.Máire Uí Chomhaill, manager of Ionad Naomh Pádraig, spoke on behalf of Coiste Forbartha Dhobhair and thanked Glór na nGael and everyone who helped and supported them throughout the years and assisted them in bringing their vision of a vibrant community centre with a wide and varied range of services to fruition. DDTV: COMHGHAIRDEAS LE COISTE FORBARTHA DHOBHAIR was last modified: April 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: COMHGHAIRDEAS LE COISTE FORBARTHA DHOBHAIR
1 Pietro Pellegri Teen star Pietro Pellegri has snubbed the chance to join Manchester City.The 16-year-old burst onto the scene last season when he became the youngest scorer in Serie A history after finding the net against for Genoa against Roma in May.Big sides are now looking to lure the striker away from his boyhood club and he recently had a tour of AC Milan’s training ground.Manchester City were another club after Pellegri but, according to Calciomercato, he has rejected their approach.The teenager reportedly wants to continue his development at Genoa for now and has no plans to leave.For that reason, Pellegri has also snubbed Milan’s offer and may even hold talks over a new deal soon.
An Inishowen man has been sent forward for trial to the present sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with harassing a woman.Martin Hughes (66) of Three Trees, Quigley’s Point, was before a sitting of Carndonagh District Court where he was served with a book of evidence. The accused is charged with harassing Ms Michelle Doherty within the State between April 1, 2011, and January 31, 2016.Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions consented to the accused being sent forward for trial to the present sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Giving the accused his alibi warning, Judge Kelly sent Hughes forward for trial to the present sitting, granting his Solicitor, Ms Geraldine Conaghan legal aid, including one junior counsel.Man charged with harassing woman to go forward for trial was last modified: February 24th, 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:courtharassmentInishowenMartin Hughes
GAA: The All-County League Division One clash between St Michael’s and Bundoran was halted for over twenty minutes this afternoon. The referee was forced to stop the match after a St Michael’s player picked up a nasty head injury with just eleven minutes of normal time remaining.The clash was sustained as a result of an accidental collision, and an ambulance was called to take the injured player to hospital. The St Michael’s player was taken to Sligo General Hospital, where he is expected to be kept in overnight for observation.Before the game was stopped, relegation threatened Bundoran were leading St Michael’s by three points.However, Eddie Harkin’s side dug deep and managed to claw themselves back into the contest to earn a share of the spoils. Colm McFadden, Christy Toye, Martin McElhinney and Mark Anthony McGinley all returned to action for St Michael’s this afternoon.Bundoran showed tremendous fighting spirit and battling qualities and showed they’ll be a handful for any side in the Division on their home patch.Final score: Bundoran 0-17 St Michael’s 1-14Donegal club player rushed to hospital after suffering nasty head injury was last modified: August 14th, 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:bundoranGAAnewsSportSt Michaels
GAVIN CULLEN, Cockhill Celtic’s manager, is not letting his side rest on their laurels despite the ever-widening gap at the top of the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League.A 2-1 win over Fanad United at Triagh-A-Loch on Sunday opened up a five-point gap, with Cockhill having a game in a hand – which they play this Sunday against Finn Harps Reserves.The four-in-a-row champions are a real force and already look likely winners again. For Cullen, though, it was business as usual after extending their fine start.“It’s another three points,” the former Finn Harps goalkeeper said.“We’ll have to approach the Harps game in the right manner.“Harps are well improved and Joe Boyle will have them well set up for the game. “I think we do deserve to be in the position we’re in, but there is improvement. It’s a tight League and teams are taking points off each other, but that will change.“It’s been to our advantage so far because we’ve been consistently good.“That Fanad team will be thereabouts, Letterkenny are quality, Harps and Derry will come strong and use first-team players. It’s too early to be looking at it. That’s only maybe a third of the season gone for us.“Points on the board are always an advantage. You always like to have it in the bag. You can’t ask for much more, we’ve only dropped two points all year and we’ve had a great start.”Garbhán Friel and Gerry Gill netted the goals for Cockhill in Fanad to put them 2-0 ahead with John McGarvey’s injury time goal scant consolation for the home side. Cullen said: “It’s the most difficult place in the League to get a result, there are no two ways about that. There aren’t many teams who’ll get three points down here.“I felt that three points here would leave us in a nice position and we got that. We did it very well. We battled. For a young, footballing side, we showed the ugly side as well. I’m very proud of the players for that.”RESULTSFriday Bonagee United 3 Swilly Rovers 0 SundayDerry City Reserves 2 Letterkenny Rovers 3Fanad United 1 Cockhill Celtic 2 FIXTURESunday, December 11, 2pmFinn Harps Reserves v Cockhill Celtic USLPWDLFAGDPTSCockhill Celtic65102051516Fanad United7322138511Letterkenny Rovers72411413110Bonagee United7313714-710Derry City Reserves7304191459Finn Harps Reserves5113814-64Swilly Rovers7034720-133 TOP GOALSCORERS (League only)Cathal Farren (Derry City Reserves) 8Darren McElwaine (Letterkenny Rovers) 6Mark Moran (Cockhill Celtic) 5Aaron McCready (Finn Harps Reserves) 4Stephen Duffy (Derry City Reserves) 3Aidan McLaughlin (Bonagee United) 3Gerard McLaughlin (Cockhill Celtic) 3Max Karner (Derry City Reserves) 3FIXTURES NOTESUNDAY’S game between Finn Harps Reserves and Cockhill Celtic will be the final 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League game before Christmas with action resuming again on Sunday, January 8th.USL: Cockhill can open up eight-point gap this weekend was last modified: December 7th, 2016 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:Cockhill Celticfinn harpsFinn Harps ReservesGavin Cullen