Residents at the crossroads town of Gbarnga, Bong County, have hailed Internews-Liberia, a USAID funded media development NGO, for the one day Community Media Forum held at the Gbarnga Intellectual Center. The Community Media Forum was the first forum organized by Internews-Liberia under the Liberia Media Development Program (LMD).The forum under the topic, “Delay in the completion of the Bong County Technical College, the challenges and prospects,” citizens said through the conduct of the forum, some of them were able to understand some of the factors responsible for the delay in the completion of the community college.Some of the citizens admitted that since the construction of the college in December 2010, the forum was the first public gathering that informed them to understand the actual amount of money being infused into the college project.At the forum, citizens were given the opportunity to ask the panelists and other stakeholders with questions as it relates to the delay in the completion of the project.The program was attended by Bong County Electoral District #3 Representative George Sylvester Mulbah, the Assistant Superintendent for Development, Anthony Boakai Sheriff, the County Project Specialist, and Thomas Cisco, who was also one of the panelists, and scores of citizens from across the county. The forum was addressed by three panelists drawn from the Project Management Committee (PMC) and Civil Society Organizations on the delay in the completion of the project.Earlier, Internews-Liberia Senior Radio Advisor, Mrs. Torwon Sulonteh Brown, said the exercise seeks to increase citizens’ access to independent and consistent information and empower them engage in knowledgeable public discussion on issues affecting them.Mrs. Brown told the gathering that as the result of the USAID interest in the development of the Liberian media, the forum was hosted with the intent to amplify morality of voices in the media by giving ordinary people or marginalized groups the opportunity for their voices to be heard.USAID Deputy Team Leader, Ms. April O’Neill, informed the gathering that the forum was not intended to lash at the government for any wrong doing, but to provide the platform for citizens where they can see and engage key players involved with projects in their county.Ms. O’Neill reminded the citizens that the exercise was meant to raise development issues overlooked by national media outlets at the local levels.Meanwhile, Representative Mulbah formed the forum that the college was underestimated to the initial amount of US$ 2.5 million contrary to the recent US$5.5 million estimated by the Ministry of Public Works.Mulbah then lauded Internews-Liberia for the forum and expressed the hope that the exercise will help to widen the citizens’ ideas on the current status of the college and other projects in the county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
MFA Career Fair 20181 of 5 Representatives from Accountability Lab- Liberia present their organizations’ papers to two of MFA student-athletes. Student-athletes of the Monrovia Football Academy (MFA) yesterday participated in their first career fair hosted at the Muslim Congress High School on Mechlin Street.The “MFA Career Fair,” like any other career fairs, is an event in which employers, recruiters, and school administrations give information to potential employees.At yesterday’s event, students were able to network with representatives from a wide range of companies and organizations, to discover career opportunities that they can pursue in the future.Companies and organizations at the “MFA Career Fair” presented papers on their respective organizations and companies as well as how to become employable. It also included presentations on innovation skills, to boost students’ careers and support their entrepreneurship.Representatives from several other organizations and companies attended the occasion. They came from Orange Liberia, Activa Insurance Company, Smart Liberia, Nobel, ICampus, More Than Me and Accountability Lab.Before the presentations, a brief discussion about the academy was held, with a few staff and student-athletes serving as panelists.Sekou Manubah, Co-founder and director for football at the academy, pledged the academy’s commitment to partnering with more companies and organizations, to provide opportunities for their student-athletes.He spoke of being motivated by the desire to give back to society, to help underprivileged kids become better future leaders.Blessing Kieh, a female student-athlete at the academy, also spoke of how different the MFA is from her previous institution, where she did not have the opportunity to learn leadership, individual accountability, and other basic life skills training.Student-athlete Kieh expressed satisfaction for playing among male athletes, in spite of being a female. “It doesn’t matter whether I am a female or not,” she said.MFA is the first school to combine football with quality education in the country. Established in 2015, the academy currently has 68 student-athletes with an ultimate mission to reach 90 by September, and a maximum capacity of 160 students from across the country.Meanwhile, the academy’s female team is today expected to play a female all-star team of More Than Me from England, UK, at the Blue Field in a friendly encounter. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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0Shares0000Sofapaka players celebrate Peter Lwassa’s early goal for Sofapaka during their Kenyan Premier League match against Bandari at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on October 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 6 – Brian Nyakan stepped off the bench to score the winner six minutes from time as Sofapaka beat Bandari 2-1 in a controversial Kenyan Premier League tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.If there was a day that Bandari hoped there was VAR (Video Assistant Referee) in the Kenyan league then it was today. Wycliffe Ochomo scored what looked like a winner for Bandari after William Wadri had cancelled out Peter Lwassa’s early goal for Sofapaka, but a push and shove over the legitimacy of the goal that lasted almost five minutes threatened to turn the football tie into a boxing contest.Referee Andrew Juma had initially given the goal but Sofapaka players furiously protested that Ochomo had guided Fred Nkata’s cross into the net with his arms, forcing him to go to the first assistant referee to consult as he was clouded with players from both sides.The assistant ref Maryanne Njoroge acknowledged that the Bandari striker had indeed used his arms to guide the ball home, escalating what was already a pressure cooker.The Bandari players pushed Juma to the side, forcing him to go to the Live Transmission control station asking him to look at replays, something that Juma did not do.Bandari head coach Bernard Mwalala was livid on the touchline and had to run into the tie to hold his players off as tempers escalated.He went back to his spot on the bench, red in anger and kicking bottles in dismay.Sofapaka’s Elli Asieche passes the ball under pressure from Bandari’s Fred Nkata during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on October 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the end, Juma’s decision stood and the game restarted.Five minutes later, the home side was celebrating a winner after two substitutes combined. Bandari defender Brian Otieno slipped and fell under pressure from Ronald Okoth who won the ball and squared to Nyakan who slapped the ball home.It was a game of two halves with Sofapaka dominating the opener while Bandari came back stronger in the final 45.Batoto ba Mungu who had erstwhile enjoyed only one win so far got into the lead after just three minutes of play, Ugandan Lwassa finishing smoothly inside the box from a Cersidy Okeyo brilliant pass.On the opposite end, Wadri had a chance when a cross from Abdallah Hassan found him unmarked but his bouncing header went wide, Sofapaka keeper Isma Watenga left screaming at his defense.Lwassa and Okeyo combined again and it was nearly two for Sofapaka, the two linking up same way they did for the opener.However, this time round, Lwassa’s chip over the advancing Mike Wanyika was cleared three yards off the line by Bandari skipper Felly Mulumba.Sofapaka’s Peter Lwassa closes down Bandari’s Fred Nkata during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on October 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBandari were back stronger in the second half and in the 56th minute after a period of dominance, Wadri struck them level.With the slippery nature of the ground due to the afternoon rains, Sofapaka were slow in clearing the lines and Wadri picked up the ball inside the box to slam a powerful shot past Watenga.Sofapaka almost restored their single goal cushion in the 68th when off an Elli Asieche corner, Kepha Aswani’s header was saved by Wanyika while George Maelo’s attempt at the rebound went against the upright.0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)
Have you ever seen someone score a goal by somersaulting a football into the back of the net?That’s just one of the incredible goals you can see in this video, which includes many stunning strikes and hilarious fails from FIFA 15.Let us know which goal is your favourite in the comments!All the clips are courtesy of LetsFifa, so be sure to subscribe to them on Youtube for more amazing FIFA goals.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventWe say, right on, Ms. Coyle. She is not alone. Others are having problems with the 20 seconds allowed for pedestrians to cross five lanes. Other senior citizens have complained to the city about the intersection and the inability to cross it during the light. And schoolchildren often have to run to get across the street before the light turns. Police responded in a myopic way, only seeing the world through a cop’s eyes: We are just trying to protect pedestrians from getting creamed on the roadway. Surely, it would be better – and more economical, too – to adjust the light a few seconds instead of sending out cops to bust kids and old folks. The city ought to move fast on this intersection before anyone gets hurt – or cited again. Slowing down for a few seconds more is a small price to pay for the safety of pedestrians. It’s true that we live in a rush-rush world, where the hare’s frantic speed is prized over the turtle’s plodding slowness. But when cops are spending their time hustling old women across the street to save motorists a few seconds – and hitting the old ladies with a ticket if they lag – things have reached an absurd extreme. That’s what happened to Mayvis Coyle, an 82-year-old woman who got cited by a police officer for crossing a Sunland stretch of treacherous Foothill Boulevard at Woodward Avenue in February. The slow-walking woman didn’t reach the other side before the light turned red, and a Los Angeles police officer cited her. Instead of feeling ashamed and writing a check for $114 to the city, Coyle got mad. Now she’s fighting both to get her ticket quashed and for the city to do something about what many say is a short crosswalk light that doesn’t allow pedestrians enough time to get safely across. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
FEATURES: On the 5th of September it’s all farm hands on deck!Farmer Tinney from Tinney’s Toys needs help on the farm. The farm has been crazy over the summer and Farmer Tinney needs some little farmers to get things back to normal.He needs help with the animals, his tractor rides and lots more!To get little farmers for Farmer Tinney, Tinney’s toys are having this event that is fun for all the family.There will be Tractor rides, Gator rides, facepainting, refreshments and more! Kids will get the real farm experience, everything from riding behind a tractor to petting live animals.Everyone is welcome to this fun day out.Help Farmer Make hay while the sun shines, come along to Tinney’s Toys Family Fun on the Farm!FARMER TINNEY NEEDS YOUR HELP ON THE FARM THIS WEEKEND! was last modified: September 4th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnews
USL League Cup game at Traigh a Loch Wed 19th June 2013Fanad Utd 1 – Kildrum 4Kildrum were fast out of the traps and Crossan scored with his first touch of the half after five minutes beating Daffan in the Fanad goals from an acute angle. Fanad lifted their game and competed well but were caught again on the forty-third minute when Ferry headed home from close range. Half time – 2 nil.Fanad were caught cold again at the start of the second half after a through ball from O’ Donnell beat the Fanad defence and Ferry again slotted home. Fanad created some chances but were unable to beat the Kildrum keeper. On the sixty-fifth minute Lloyd finished a good move to put Kildrum four ahead. Mc Daid pull one back for Fanad on the eighty’s minute but it was too little too late. Fanad dominated the remainder of the game with Mc Veigh and Mc Daid coming close on two occasions.Best for Fanad, Murray and Mc Daid and Ferry and Crossan for Kildrum.Fanad Team: S. Daffan, J. Mc Bride, O. Shiels, K. Murray, R. Mc Gonigle, O. Hassett, G. Mc Nulty, P. Mc Grenaghan, B. Mc Veigh, P. Ferry, D. Mc Daid. Subs: C. Ryan, E. Coll, C. Mathewson, D. Mc Carry, K. Burke, C. Mc Gonigle, D. Sweeney. Referee: J. Mc Hugh. ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: KILDRUM HIT FANAD UNITED FOR FOUR was last modified: June 19th, 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:ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: KILDRUM HIT FANAD UNITED FOR FOUR
PAUL JIGGINS“Not much to choose between the pair technically and statistically, but I would plump for Messi as he strikes me as more a team player.” MARK IRWIN“Probably the best players in the history of football, at club level there is nothing to choose between them. But on the international stage, Cristiano has always delivered for a distinctly average Portuguese team while a far more talented Argentina side has regularly underwhelmed despite Messi‘s presence. So on that basis I have to give my vote to Ronaldo.” TOM BARCLAY“If you had to pick one now, it would be Ronaldo because he, unbelievably, is getting better with age while Messi is not quite at the stratospheric level he was five or six years ago. I’d still have 2012 Messi over any-era Ronaldo every day of the week though.” Who would you prefer in your team? 8 Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi are football’s main men. They are the best players in the world playing for two of the club game’s best teams. They have fans around the globe and continue to break records and set new ones. They are wrecking balls designed with the sole purpose of demolishing the steeliest defences.But who is better? Apparently you can only pick one of them, so how do decide? Having watched Ronaldo score a hat-trick against Spain in Portugal’s opening World Cup game and Messi stutter for Argentina against Iceland, talkSPORT.com asked a handful of SunSport writers – all of whom have seen the deadly duo live – to try and settle the Ronaldo v Messi debate. CHARLIE WYETT“Ronaldo is incredible but I still go for Messi. Amazing skill and the best player I have ever watched.” Messi is Argentina’s top scoring player with 64 goals, scored in 124 games 8 Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered to be the best two players in football right now, with both winning the Ballon d’Or award five times 8 8 Ronaldo has scored 657 career goals for club and country, 41 more than Messi 8 8 talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit talkSPORT.com for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia. Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 for a then record £80m 8 Ronaldo is level with Ferenc Puskas for international goals scored, placing him joint second behind Iran’s Ali Daei’s 109 MARTIN LIPTON“To make my soul soar, Messi. To play for my life, Ronaldo. And pragmatism is always the safest policy!” Messi has scored 552 goals for Barcelona since making his debut in 2004 Ronaldo is Portugal’s captain and has scored 84 goals in 151 games NEIL CUSTIS PHIL THOMAS“Ronaldo wins it every day of the week for me. Stronger, faster, better in the air, totally two-footed. One of the few who stands comparison with George Best to United fans. If he was from Argentina, they wouldn’t still be waiting for a first World Cup since 1986.” “It’s Ronaldo for me every time. He could play in any team in the world and lift them to another level. His shear athleticism means he can dig in and play in a rough tough game, but his brilliance on the ball matches anything out there too in a match full of quality.” 8
Honda made its commitment to the IRL as Chevrolet and Toyota are preparing to leave the open-wheel racing series. Chevrolet is gone after the 2005 season. Toyota will leave after 2006. As it stands, Honda will be the sole engine supplier to the IRL when the 2007 season starts. “Clearly we have a focus on open-wheel racing,” said Robert Clarke, president of Honda Performance Development. “In this decision process, there was no other consideration. The only discussion was whether to stay or leave.” Lack of competition and the ability to supply every driver in the series with an engine are two of the main concerns for Honda Performance Development, which is based in Santa Clarita, and the IRL. But both were confident Honda would be able to meet the demands of the IRL teams. “We welcome competition,” Clarke said. “Then again, we understand that we may be the only manufacturer involved. We’re OK with that.” Brian Barnhart, president and chief operating officer of the IRL, said the series is actively pursuing other manufacturers to join the series. “We’ve been contacting all of them,” Barnhart said. “As (Clarke) stated, it’s his preference to have competition. At the same time, it’s our preference to have competition as well. “At this point in time, we don’t have any other manufacturers who have taken up the challenge of taking on Honda and their participation in the Indy Car Series.” Honda will be supplying engines to Indy Racing League teams through 2009, it was announced Saturday at California Speedway. Whether any other engine manufacturers will join Honda in the IRL is yet to be determined. Clarke said competition is one of the main reasons Honda is involved in racing. But Clarke added that he sees some advantages to being the only engine supplier in the series. “Our desire is to be involved in a series as we view as the pinnacle and the premier open-wheel racing series,” Clarke said, “and see that as maybe a priority over the need to have competition.” Barnhart said teams and drivers will be using equipment that is equally competitive, and that would be another advantage to having one engine supplier in the IRL. “If there is no competition in 2007, there are some short term benefits to that as well,” Barnhart said. “And it certainly gives you the opportunity to equal supply, equal performance, to reduce some costs and reduce some barriers of entry into the series.” With the possibility of Honda being the only engine supplier in the series, Barnhart said the IRL’s relationship with Honda is going to change. “The key is we are going to have a very open-minded relationship with Honda over the next several years to take a different approach on how the series is grown,” Barnhart said. Honda joined the IRL in 2003 and its current agreement with the series expires at the end of the 2006 season. In three years of IRL competition, Honda and its drivers and teams have won the past two IRL championships (Tony Kanaan and Dan Wheldon), the past two Indianapolis 500s (Buddy Rice and Wheldlon) and 27 Indy Car Series races. Honda drivers have also won the past three rookies of the year (Wheldon, Kosuke Matsuura and Danica Patrick). — Tim Haddock The California Speedway may not be without an open-wheel race for very long. “It just didn’t work out in 2006, but I’m confident we will be back in this market in 2007,” said Barnhardt, IRL’s president and CEO. His sentiment was echoed by track president Gillian Zucker. “I don’t think there’s a relationship to re-cultivate,” she said. “We don’t dislike each other. They made a business decision.” Zucker lobbied for her track to host the first race following the Indy 500. But that June 4, 2006, date instead went to Watkins Glen, the venerable road course in New York. “We don’t have a race right now a week after Indianapolis,” Barnhardt said. “By adding a race a week after, you run the risk of Indy being a rainout. The race after Indianapolis has to have the flexibility to the end of the year.” The last time that happened was 1986 when the CART race in Milwaukee had to be moved later in the season. That wouldn’t be a problem for Watkins Glen since its lone NASCAR race is scheduled for August 13. — A.J. Perez 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!