Football is dead – Tomlinson … Westmoreland football in danger of losing a season

first_imgWestern Bureau: The new year brings with it a worsening cry from Everton Tomlinson, the Westmoreland Football Association president, who is once again lamenting the lack of effort to assist his administration in its bid to develop football in the parish. Key to his vision is the rehabilitation of the playing field at the association-owned Llandilo Sports Complex, and while work has started, it has stalled dramatically, throwing the entire season into doubt, as the parish has no other quality playing fields they can utilise. According to Tomlinson, work which began several months ago by the Institute of Sports (Insports) in adding marl to level-off the playing surface, has hit a snag and he is unsure when those rehabilitation work will be completed. “We are struggling right now because Insports came in and started some work but they have also failed to pay workers and because of that the work has stopped,” said Tomlinson. “The problem is compounded by the fact that in this big parish, there is no other field we can use.” “Frome is home to a number of Super League clubs and Reno play home games there in the Premier League, which leaves the window for our competitions very tight,” he said. An official at Insports, who requested anonymity, told The Gleaner that the agency was having challenges making payments to workers, but that the situation is being dealt with, while referring further information be gleaned from the Ian Andrews, the Insports chairman. However, calls to his mobile phone went unanswered yesterday. Meanwhile, the Westmoreland FA-operated Major League, Division One, Under-17, Under-15 and Under-13 competitions are in danger of not being played at all this season, causing a major worry for the association’s affiliates and sponsors. “We are very worried and it is a cause for concern because I know factually, that this could never happen in Kingston,” reasoned Tomlinson. “Rural parishes like Westmoreland are suffering because we will not get the attention of the political directorate and the other agencies associated with sports development,” he said. “It is increasingly sad and it continues to infuriate me as an administrator that nobody can see the full value of developing proper facilities for the young people of this country.” Tomlinson pointed out that the systemic deficiencies in the overall development of sports, particular football is sending the sport to an early grave. The long-standing football administrator insists that those charged with such responsibilities must find new methods and dream big to secure the future for young people. “I am tired of going to funerals of young men, who played in our age group competitions, represent their schools at football but are killed as a consequence of gun war because there is nothing in the football for them,” stated Tomlinson. “This is really the fact. And for Insports not being too keen on completing what they have started, it leaves me to wonder what is next,” he said. “Football is indeed dead and nobody is seeing it fit to try resurrect the beautiful game.”last_img read more

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BHP, Sime Darby, Others Owe Taxes

first_imgFour leading concessions in Liberia have been accused of owing taxes to the government of Liberia. BHP Billiton, Sime Darby, AmLib and Golden Veroleum have all been accused by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA)of failing to pay their taxes to the Government.Making the disclosure to journalists recently at a local resort in Monrovia, the LRA Commissioner General, Elfrieda Tamba revealed that BHP Billiton owes government US$400,000, Sime Darby US$ 25,000, Amlib US$ 36,000, Golden Veroleum US$50,000 and BHP Scientific Research US$50,000.The LRA boss had earlier assured the general public that within the first year of its operation, LRA would prosecute persons or institutions found guilty of tax evasion.  They will be sued on criminal charges, depending on the magnitude because tax evasion is a criminal offense, she said.She promised that “the LRA will ensure that these companies fullfil their tax obligations to the Government of Liberia.”  She pointed out that the LRA’s  strategic principles include the enforcement of revenue law; efficient organization; effective systems  and procedures, voluntary compliance and self-assessment systems as well as setting up customer service centers throughout the country where taxpayers can proceed to pay their revenues.The LRA boss admitted that there have been leakages in the revenue system of the country. The entity will therefore be mandated to prosecute those evading the system, she said.The LRA boss further disclosed that the new management structure hopes to adapt the principles to ensure that the leadership of the entity will make a big difference in collecting the revenues of the country.She appealed to government to invest more in the LRA as an institution in order to strengthen it to collect needed revenues to finance development projects across the country.“We believe that if government will invest in this entity, we will have an increase in tax collection motivation and an improvement in staff integrity,” said the LRA boss.Mrs. Tamba said that the revenue collected by the entity is used directly by the government to fund public services to benefit all citizens as well as residents and non-residents, legal and non-legal aliens, “because government uses these tax resources to provide basic services, such as, building schools, medical services, electricity and good road facilities.”As part of the LRA’s modernization programme, she said, the institution has promised to implement more modern and innovative strategies to enhance revenue collection.Meanwhile, the Domestic Task Division of the LRA is engaging various entities to see how best they can meet up with their tax obligations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fire Destroys 5 Zinc Houses in New Kru Town

first_imgA fire outbreak, apparently caused by an unattended candle, last Saturday consumed five zinc houses in New Kru Town, rendering several families homeless and unspecified amounts of Liberian and US dollars destroyed. The incident took place about 10:30 p.m., according to landlord Mr. D. Sonpon Weah, who told journalists that he suspected the cause of the fire to be an unattended candle or a cigarette. “I was watching television in the other house when I heard the noise of fire outside,” said Weah.  “So I rushed outside to find out that fire was already blazing in one of the rooms.” He said he rallied support from the community and many cameto help extinguish the fire.   One of them that he could not identify reportedly picked up a gallon that contained ‘cane juice’ and poured it on the fire, which immediately increased its intensity.  One of the victims, Ms. Christiana Alfred, (Ama) said she lost her business, including unspecified amounts of Liberian and US dollars. “The Liberian dollars could be more than 50,000, along with the US dollars,” she said. “Now everything is gone,” she cried.  Ms. Alfred deals in cold water and soft drinks and draws her customers from the community and beyond.    Meanwhile, Mr. Weah told the Daily Observer that his lap top and other important items, including his clothes, were burnt and he would need urgent support from the Liberia National Red Cross Society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Good Hope businessman charged for narcotics found in fishing vessel

first_imgA Good Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) businessman who was arrested following the discovery of a large amount of cocaine and ganja in a fishing vessel at Mon Repos, ECD, was on Tuesday remanded to prison by Magistrate Alisha George when he appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.The drugs found in the fishing vesselAzim Baksh, known as “Bato”, of Phase One, Good Hope, denied the charge when it was read to him. The Police stated that he trafficked 91.132 kilograms of cocaine and 56.008 kilograms of cannabis on July 14, 2018.His Attorney, Bernard DaSilva, told the court that the drugs were not found in his client’s possession but rather in a boat.DaSilva further argued that at the time of the discovery, Baksh was in his motor car on the Mon Repos Public Road, ECD.However, CANU Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford told the Court that the defendant has been under their watch for a lengthy period. On the day in question, he, along with another man, was reportedly seen by CANU ranks on the boat where the illegal substances were found.As such, Baksh was arrested after CANU had issue d a wanted bulletin for him. He will make his next court appearance on August 10, 2018.last_img read more

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Runaway teen girl still missing

first_img**Update – Jayden’s mother reports she has been found safe in Prince George.  She hopes to bring her home to Dawson Creek shortly.  Her mom would also like to thank everyone for their help. A teenaged girl is still missing, almost a week since disappearing from her Dawson Creek home.15 year-old Jayden Jennings ran away last Thursday with her 19 year old boyfriend.- Advertisement -Her mother, Beverly Jennings, believes Jayden is living in a shelter in Prince George. [asset|aid=823|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e23fbbfacc0eccd9acf1d955c707751f-beverly jennings 1_1_Pub.mp3]Jennings is described as 5 foot 4 inches, and 105 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes, with a small stud under her bottom lip. After a facebook group was set up to find the missing teen, Jayden sent a text message last night to her mother last night, saying she was alright.Advertisement But, Beverly Jennings is still concerned, and asking for the safe return of her daughter. [asset|aid=824|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e23fbbfacc0eccd9acf1d955c707751f-beverly jennings_1_Pub.mp3]If you think you have seen Jayden, contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300. You can also join the Facebook group: ‘Missing!!! Please help find Jayden at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45853302765last_img read more

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Exclusive – Liverpool have still not replaced Carragher, claims Henchoz

first_imgStephane Henchoz claims Liverpool lack a natural defensive leader – having never replaced Jamie Carragher.Brendan Rodgers tried to strengthen his leaky defence in the summer, after seeing his side concede 50 goals in the Premier League last campaign.Southampton’s Dejan Lovren and Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno both arrived permanently, while Javier Manquillo joined on a two-year loan deal.All three played in the Merseyside derby, but watched on as Everton stopper Phil Jagielka scored a late equaliser in the 1-1 draw.And Henchoz claims Rodgers’ side will continue to ship goals unless they can find a leader at the back in the mould of his former teammate Carragher, who retired in 2013.“One of the main problems as a back four is that they have two new guys playing at full-back, along with Lovren,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“Skrtel is the only one who has some experience at Liverpool. They don’t have a natural leader.“Since Jamie Carragher retired, they haven’t had that natural leader at the back. It’s a problem.”And Henchoz added the situation at Liverpool is not helped by Simon Mignolet’s indifferent form.“On top of that they have Mignolet in goal, who’s not had a great start to the season,” he said.“He didn’t have a good time last year either. He’s not a big personality.“It’s difficult to play as a back four when you know the goalkeeper doesn’t have any confidence.”last_img read more

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‘He’s a super-hero’: Tearful Pochettino salutes hero Moura

first_imgWith just seconds left at the Johan Cruyff Arena, Tottenham were heading out of the tournament, but Brazilian forward Lucas came to the rescue with a superb strike from the edge of the area.It was all too much for Pochettino, who danced with delight before burying his head in the turf as he let his emotions run wild.When the final whistle went, Pochettino sobbed uncontrollably and he was still misty-eyed when he spoke to the media.Tottenham booked their place in the final of the Champions League with an incredible second-half comeback against Ajax. Photo/DAILY MAIL“It’s still difficult to talk. The emotion is amazing, thank you to football. My players are heroes — in the last year I was telling everyone this group are heroes,” Pochettino told BT Sport.“They are all heroes but Lucas was a super-hero. Unbelievable hat-trick. He deserves it, he is a great guy.“The second half they were amazing. Thank you football! This type of emotion without football is not possible.”Tottenham were written off in some quarters before the match after losing the first leg at home 1-0, a match that Ajax dominated for long periods.And Pochettino took a subtle swipe at the doubters when he said: “Thank you to everyone who has believed in us. To describe this in words is difficult.“We were talking before the game that when you work and when you feel the love it’s not stress, it’s passion of the team.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino celebrates with Hugo Lloris after their stunning win at Ajax© AFP Adrian DENNIS“We showed we love the sport and football. Today was amazing. It was a joy to watch this kind of game.“It’s difficult to compete at this level. I am so grateful to be a coach. To be in football and to live this type of football.”Welling up with emotion, Pochettino was crying again towards the end of the interview as he dedicated the astonishing triumph to his family.“To have the chance to play a final is amazing. I want to remember my family, it is for them too. For the people who support us in that moment, it is amazing to reward them,” he said as the tears flowed once more.“I think everyone deserves it in this club, with all the tough times we’ve had in the five years that we have been here.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was reduced to tears at the end as Ajax’s players lay on the turf in Amsterdam. Photo/COURTESYAMSTERDAM, United Kingdom, May 9 – Mauricio Pochettino wept tears of joy as the emotional Tottenham manager hailed “super-hero” Lucas Moura for the incredible hat-trick that fired Tottenham into their first Champions League final.Tottenham enjoyed arguably the greatest night in their history as Lucas’s second-half treble clinched a 3-2 semi-final second-leg win that sent Pochettino’s side through on away goals.last_img read more

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LET’S GET WALKING AND TALKING IN DONEGAL

first_imgSee Change has teamed up with the Irish Farmers Association, Coillte and Mental Health Ireland to organise the third annual nationwide series of “Let’s Talk and Walk” events as part of Green Ribbon month 2015.The walks will be family friendly in duration and route and will be led by a forest park ranger with volunteers present from all partners.The dates for this year’s “Let’s Talk and Walk” events have been announced and are listed below.Th Donegal walk will take place on Sunday, May 24th at 3pm in Ards Forest Park.LET’S GET WALKING AND TALKING IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 18th, 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

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GAA: NAOMH MUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgBord na nÓgThe U14s have two league games this week. On Wednesday they travel to Ballyshannon to take on Aodh Ruadh and on Friday they are at home to Ard a’ Ratha.Peil na mBan / Ladies Gaelic4Girls Enters Week 5 was held on Monday 13th from 4.45pm to 6.15pm and the girls are all progressing well and are now onto game situations. Monday was also Parents’ night where all parents were shown the coaches in action putting the girls through their paces at the session. A talk was given on how we intend this G4G Programme to progress onto registration into the club and joining u10-u12-u14 teams this season. Thanks to all the parents who attended. Please remember that all girls wishing to play competitive football this year must become club members. Details of the Ready Steady Coach programme will be available soon.The U16 County semi-finals see us drawn to play Moville, with the venue and time still to be decided. Keep an eye out on facebook and also the website for updates.Ádh mór ar Charoline, Jade agus Erica i gcluiche ceannais mionúr Uladha bheas ar siúl i Inis Cheithleann an Satharn seo chugainn.The U14 fixture will be confirmed this week, as will the format for U12 Blitzes. All the information will be posted on the website and Facebook when they are known. Donegal GAA Supporters ClubDonegal GAA Supporters Club are holding a Discussion Forum, in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny on Wednesday 22nd May at 8pm. Special guests on the night are Martin McHugh, Anthony Molloy, John Lynch, and Pat McAnneney, compere on the night will be Highland Radios own Charlie Collins, music entertainment will be provided by Pat Gallagher( Goats Don’t Shave ) Eddie Gallagher and David Craig Admission is only €10. All proceeds go to training fund of all our county teams. For tickets please contact Aidan Cannon 0871223177 or An Grianan Theatre 074 9120777.come along and feel the atmosphere in the lead up to the Donegal /Tyrone game.TicketsAll tickets for the Tyrone game have now been distributed. Tickets were reduced to one each since the allocation was greatly reduced. No further requests for tickets will be taken. A points system was used as the fairest way to allocate the tickets. Thanks to all who applied for their patience and understanding. Development WorkThe development work continues at the Banks. If anyone can give a day or a few please contact Michael on 087-2925544.100 ClubBhí an chéad tharraingt do chlub an chéid ann ar an 29 Bealtaine. There are still places available in the 100 club. Please email naomhmuire@gmail.com if you would like to be with a chance of winning €500 each month. Treanáil / TrainingA full training schedule for all age groups is available on the club website.Cluichí / FixturesBhí bua maith ag an foireann óg tacaíochta ar an Domhnach ach níor éirigh leis an foireann sinsear nuair a d’imir siad c.l.g. Sheáin Mhic Cumhaill.Níl cluiche ar bith an deireadh seachtaine seo. Beidh an chead chluichí eile sraithe ar an Sathairn 25ú áit a mbeidh an foireann tacaíocht i nGleann Fhinne ar 7:30i.n. agus an foireann eile ag imirt in éadán Cloich Cheann Fhaola ar na Méillte ag 5:00i.n.GAA: NAOMH MUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 13th, 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:NAOMH MUIRE CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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Derby County boss Frank Lampard adds former Manchester City star to staff

first_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Given arrived in English football in 1994 when Blackburn Rovers boss Sir Kenny Dalglish brought him over from Ireland on a free transfer.After impressing on loan at Sunderland, Dalglish signed him again for new club Newcastle United in 1997.He established himself as one of the brightest talents in the Premier League and duly earned a move to big-spending Manchester City in 2009. crackers Boss Roberto Mancini described him as ‘one of the five best goalkeepers in the world’ during his time at the Etihad, before leaving for Aston Villa in 2011.A brief loan spell back in the North-East with Middlesbrough was followed by a move to Stoke City in 2015 before his eventual retirement two years later. New Derby County boss Frank Lampard has confirmed Shay Given will join the club’s backroom staff.Given, who only hung up his gloves in 2017, is set to become the Rams’ new goalkeeping coach. Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics possible xi How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? who plays? gameday Given finished his career with Stoke City Latest Football News 2 2 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes As the second most capped player in the Republic of Ireland’s history, the 42-year-old will undoubtedly bring a wealth of experience in what is his first coaching role.And Lampard, about to embark on his debut season in management, was delighted to recruit Given for the role.He told the club’s official website: “I know Shay and his standing in the game as a goalkeeper and he’s right up there at the very top.“He’s had many, many, years as a top goalkeeper. Performance wise he was incredible and he has now achieved his goalkeeper coaching license.“I’m very pleased to have Shay as part of the team and not just for what he will bring as a goalkeeper coach, but what he will also bring to the dressing room in a much broader scheme.” predicted Given in action for Manchester City in 2009 highlights How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence ALTERED last_img read more

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