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They plan an “ATP Finals” with the British behind closed doors

first_imgIt could be performed with out an viewers and it’s potential that with out ball boys or linesmen to keep away from contacts. The initiative is led by Jamie Murray, brother of former particular person primary Andy Murray. The format can be much like that of the London ATP Finals, with two teams of 4 gamers, of which two tennis gamers would go on to the closing. The championship would come with each singles and doubles tournaments. In keeping with the rating, the contributors in the match can be Andy Murray, Daniel Evans, Kyle Edmund, Cameron Norrie, Jay Clarke, Liam Broady, James Ward, and Jack Draper. British tennis gamers are organizing a closed-door match, with a format much like that of the ATP Finals, which might contain the UK’s prime eight racquets. In keeping with the British newspaper The Occasions, the championship can be positioned in weeks Wimbledon has been launched (June 29-July 12), though the headquarters is unknown.last_img read more

Painful Rules to Cope with Revenue Decline

first_imgThe Assistant Minister for Budget at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MOFDP), Mr. Augustine Blama, has disclosed that with the reduction of cases in Ebola, there are tentative signs that the government is declining in domestic revenues and increasing in spending pressures.As a result of added spending expectations, the government has had to take some difficult and painful short-term measures by putting in place fiscal rules to realize some savings which are being redirected to sectors badly hit by EVD, Mr. Blama disclosed.“Some of the fiscal rules involve prioritizing spending on Ebola patient wellbeing, payment of GOL salaries, halting all non-essential purchases including vehicles, furniture, fixture, reduction in foreign travel by 40% and reduction of fuel and lubricant consumption in all GOL ministries and agencies by 25% with exception of those in the Ebola response effort,” he revealed.Mr. Blama made the worrisome disclosures yesterday during a one day National Budget Forum under the Theme: “Our money, Our Business, Mainstreaming Citizens’ Voices in the 2014/2015 National Budgeting Process” at a resort in Monrovia where he represented his boss, Minister Amara Konneh.Mr.Blama said, the projected revenue for fiscal year 2014/2015 budget initially put at USD 559.3million has declined to USD 473.0 million while national budget was before the national legislature for passage.He said the situation required the executive to revise the original budget to address some of the critical issues affecting the sectors hardest hit by Ebola such as the education, health, agriculture, infrastructure and the private sector.The Assistant Minster for Budget blamed the decline in domestic revenues to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic adding that “the Ebola outbreak has struck our nation at the time efforts were being exerted to rebuild an economy devastated by fourteen years of civil conflict. We were at the point where we were beginning to see some positive results from our efforts at lifting people out of poverty.”Public investments in agriculture, health, education, infrastructure and energy were providing direct employment for some while creating incentives for others to undertake private business initiatives to improve their livelihoods.”He conceded that  the redirection of resources toward containment, prevention and eventual eradication of Ebola as well as tackling its effects on the lives of citizens have inflicted additional spending pressure on the  budget in the wake of declining activities in all sectors of the economy.He said the ministry is consolidating short to medium term plans requiring substantial budgetary outlays from an already constrained resource capacity to kick start recovery efforts in the most seriously affected sectors.According to him, the government of Liberia has allocated through the fiscal year 2014/2015 national budget USD37.0 million as an initial commitment towards the revitalization of the economy.  The amount will cover a health revitalization fund of USD22.0m, agriculture recovery fund of USD5.0m, education recovery fund of USD7.0 million and the private sector taking USD3.0 million.“These funds are allocated through the budget to enhance a gradual return of these sectors to normal activities,” he stated.Despite these interventions on the domestic front, he disclosed that the GOL is also committed to settling its domestic and external debt obligations.He stated that in the current approved budget, the government appropriated 15.9 million for principal payment of domestic debt, 5.0 million for interest payments while 6.8 million is committed to external debt principal payment and 4.4 million for interest payments.The forum was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD), International Research and Exchange (IREX).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Labourer remanded on theft charge

first_imgThirty-five-year-old Moni Lall called “Sunny” was on Friday remanded to prison by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared before her, charged for breaking and entering a mechanic shop.Remanded: Moni Lall, called “Sunny”Lall, a labourer, pleaded not guilty to the charge which detailed that between August 13 and 14, 2019, at Georgetown, he broke and entered Shawn Clarke’s mechanic shop and stole a number of motorcycle batteries, car batteries and equipment valued $300,000.While no facts were presented in court, Police Prosecutor Traceyann Gittens objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant has no fixed place of abode.Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Lall to prison. The case will continue on August 30, 2019.last_img

Man City eye record books after clinching title

first_img0Shares0000Leader of the pack: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 16 – Champions Manchester City have set their sights on rewriting the record books after clinching the Premier League title.Pep Guardiola’s side were crowned kings of English football on Sunday as their arch rivals Manchester United slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat against struggling West Bromwich Albion. City are 16 points clear of second placed United, who can only take a maximum of 15 points from their remaining matches.Given the way they have demolished all challengers in the league, it was apparent months ago that it was only a matter of when rather than if City would take the title.But sealing the silverware thanks to a slip from old enemies United and their boss Jose Mourinho — a long-time rival of Guardiola — was a sweet moment, especially after they lost to their neighbours in the Manchester derby last weekend.Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era — matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team.That is just one of a welter of statistical feats that have led some to rank City among the Premier League’s greatest ever teams.Whether they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Manchester United’s 1999 treble winners or the 2004 Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ is up for debate.But City, who will stage a title party when they host Swansea on Sunday, have a chance to underline their credentials over their last five matches.Fuelled by the majestic form of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, City set a new Premier League record earlier this season by winning 18 successive matches.The Premier League’s record points tally of 95, set by Chelsea in 2004-05, is within City’s reach if they can take nine from their last fixtures.With 28 league victories so far, City need three more wins to top Chelsea’s record of 30 Premier League wins in a season.Top dog: A dog wears a City coat outside the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Sunday © AFP / Paul ELLISUnited hold the current record Premier League winning margin of 18 points and that could also fall to City.City have won 14 games on the road this season and have two to go away from home — winning both of those would beat Chelsea’s record of 15.Guardiola’s players will focus on those targets once they have recovered from a boisterous evening of celebrations in Manchester.– Get the party started –After starting the title party with his Mancunian wife and his United-supporting father-in-law, City captain Vincent Kompany joined team-mates to raise a glass to their success.“It is the same feeling as the first time, you can’t describe it,” Kompany said.“The first time you think you are going to win all of them and the first time you lose it you think you are never going to win it again.“It shows how football is in Manchester. There have been a lot more good days for the Red side but today it is for the Blue.“The first one was special but this one is perhaps the one I’m most proud of. It’s a privilege to be a part of this team.”Unlike Belgian defender Kompany, Guardiola spent Sunday afternoon playing golf with his son instead of watching the United match.In his second season in charge, Guardiola, aided by the vast financial backing of City’s Abu Dhabi-based owners, has created a sublime team that helped him become the first Spanish coach to win the English top-flight title.It was a far cry from his trophy-less first season with City and Kompany said Guardiola’s tenacious attitude led them to the summit.Manchester City since 2008: championship victories and player signings © AFP / Thomas SAINT-CRICQ“It is one of the first things I noticed within the first month,” he said.“There was a period of adaptation for him coming into the league and for us taking in his methods.“He has been able to transfer to the team that hunger and desire to never be satisfied.”Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola was all smiles when he was pictured arriving home after his golf outing.City’s title is the 24th trophy of his glittering career.Speaking after Saturday’s 3-1 win over Tottenham, the 47-year-old gave all the credit to his players.“I am so glad to be here and be part of this club. These guys are fantastic, awesome, they are incredible,” he said.“This club is absolutely amazing in all terms.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

In a far corner of Mozambique, a World Cup under the stars

first_imgOn Friday, the first quarter-final between France and Uruguay began in harsh daylight, rendering the canvas screen unwatchable.Local barefooted players instead kicked around a ball made of plastic bags as other villagers listened to the commentary on large speakers until sun sank below the horizon.Children in scruffy school uniforms followed the game eagerly, still carrying their notebooks and pens in hand.The village of Alua has no mains power and only a few wealthier individuals have televisions powered by generators, and they charge other residents to watch.“We usually have to pay,” Leonardo Joao Batista, sitting a few rows from the front, told AFP.It is often too expensive for Batista, a farmer and father of seven children.“Today you do not have to know people to get in,” he said.– Cheers for Neymar –Cheers rose from the crowd in Mozambique whenever Brazil star Neymar appeared on the screen © AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIAMany locals, including Batista, had little idea who was playing in the quarter-finals or that the tournament is being held in Russia.But the crowd soon developed a fierce loyalty to France in the first quarter-final, as several of the team’s players have African heritage. They transferred their loyalty to Brazil in the second match.“Brazil speaks Portuguese like us,” explained Erasmus Anadani, 15.After France won the first game, the audience erupted into wild cheers whenever Brazilian star Neymar appeared on screen.Portugal, Mozambique’s former colonial ruler, was eliminated in the Round of 16, and many fans pinned all their hopes on Brazil.Earlier, the large screen was erected on rough ground and held firm with guy-ropes while organisers crisscrossed Alua village with a megaphone to announce that the broadcast was about to begin.Between the two games, songs, dances and short plays spread messages on how to detect early warning signs of cancer and when to seek treatment — though medical facilities are basic and very scarce.One mother, Lourdes Darin, promised to go to the health centre urgently to learn how to examine breasts and detect any problems.“Football is a way to reach a lot of people, so we combine sport and health education,” said Bastos Azarias, of the Mozambican Ministry of Health, a project partner.“It’s a good way to convey information,” agreed Caetano Alberto, a teacher enjoying the night out.“You have to go to the hospital to be examined,” he said, summarising the health guidance.– The tour moves on –On Saturday, it is the turn of the inhabitants of Namapa, 30 kilometres (20 miles) further north to gather in front the screen.The free big screen viewing was a rare treat for people in the village © AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA“Every day we change villages or city, and the final on July 15 will be inside the old fortress on the Ilha de Mocambique,” said Fabrizio Falcone, director of CinemArena, the Italian initiative behind the broadcasts.“Everyone loves football, everyone wants to see the matches.”In the Brazil game, the final whistle brings deep disappointment as the Selecao suffer a surprise 2-1 defeat to Belgium and go out of the World Cup.The buzz of the generator ceases, the screen goes out and villagers drift into the dark night, their heads full of images.“Since my wedding here, I’ve never seen such a party,” said Teresinia Antonio, his child wrapped in a scarf on his back.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000In the Mozambique village of Alua residents watched the World Cup and were given health advice too © AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIAALUA, Mozambique, Jul 7 – In front of a large screen in a dusty field in remote northern Mozambique, a crowd is gripped by the second World Cup quarter-final, desperately willing Brazil to victory.The project to show live football for free in the remotest parts of Mozambique is a novel attempt to provide a rare night of entertainment and also spread public health awareness.last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana Youth Drop-In, main street Buncrana, has a homework/study Club every Friday evening between 4 & 5pm for all secondary school students.There is also the possibility of free grinds for certain subjects.“Why not come along and find out what we can offer you,” said organiser Jessica Dalton. “This new club will be supervised by Garda vetted Youth Workers.”For further information contact; Jessica on 0863627300. STUDY CLUB LAUNCHED IN BUNCRANA was last modified: January 11th, 2014 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:STUDY CLUB LAUNCHED IN BUNCRANAlast_img read more


first_imgThe staff team at Donegal County Childcare breathed a huge sigh of relief this week on managing to successfully reach what three weeks ago they thought was an unreachable target for requests to the Presents for Percy Appeal.The team at DCCC have managed to collect a staggering €25,000 and have placed somewhere in the region of €3,000 worth of toy donations for children of all ages across the county.To put this into context in terms of numbers, the appeal has supported over 530 families to facilitate the Santa requests of approximately 1,300 children. All families live in Donegal and the appeal has responded to requests in all parts of the county from Inis Eoghain to Killybegs and everywhere in between.Avril McMonagle, Manager of Donegal County Childcare said just three weeks ago she couldn’t see how they were going to meet the requests made to the appeal.“Following the support of the Donegal media to promote the appeal, we are absolutely delighted with the response and the final amount raised. I would like to thank each and every person who got in touch to lend their support, who made a donation, purchased vouchers, organised collections, raffles and fundraisers. We also received many large donations from local business people – some of which were anonymous. We greatly appreciate the collective effort and generosity of everyone who helped’.Avril concluded ‘the generosity of spirit shown by young and old across Donegal has been humbling. Together we have ensured 1,300 smiles this coming Christmas morning and a childhood memory that will be retained for years to come’.   DDTV: SEE HOW YOU MADE 1,300 DONEGAL CHILDREN SMILE THIS CHRISTMAS! was last modified: December 18th, 2014 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:donegalDonegal County ChildcarePresents for Percylast_img read more

Donegal men devastated as jobs to marry Icelandic women confirmed as hoax!

first_imgA number of Donegal men have been left devastated after the Iceland Government confirmed that they don’t need immigrants to marry Icelandic women. An article appeared online earlier this week, in which it suggested the Icelandic Government was willingly to pay immigrants €5,000 a-month to marry Icelandic  women due to a ‘shortage’ of men in the country.The story went viral all over the globe, and Iceland’s Foreign Ministry was inundated with hundreds of enquiries regarding the controversial proposal. Due to the volume of enquiries, a spokesman from Iceland’s Foreign Ministry was forced to issue a statement to an Icelandic media outlet in order to confirm the story as a hoax.A spokesman for the department told the Iceland Monitor, “Iceland’s Foreign Ministry has received dozens of enquiries from men interested in taking up the Icelandic government’s offer of $5,000 to marry an Icelandic woman and make up for the lack of men in the country.“Unfortunately for the interested gentlemen, news of this exciting offer is a not-so-elaborate hoax posted on a website called ‘The Spirit Whispers’.“Despite the exceedingly questionable nature of the posting, dozens of men have contacted Iceland’s Foreign Ministry to get more information on this alleged proposal.. “Every enquiry has been personally answered – obviously to the effect that the piece is a complete hoax and that there is absolutely no initiative in place to pay foreign men to come to Iceland and marry local women.”It hasn’t been officially confirmed but it is believed at least fifty men from Donegal were among the hundreds that enquired about the unique initiative. 😉Donegal men devastated as jobs to marry Icelandic women confirmed as hoax! was last modified: September 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:donegalFeaturesicelandIcelandicimmigrantsjobsMennewsWomenlast_img read more

Timmer Named To MVC Men’s Basketball Preseason First Team

first_imgTimmer was one of six student-athletes named to the first teams and one of 12 total student-athletes to earn preseason all-conference honors. The league also announced its annual preseason poll in which the Bulldogs were selected 10th. Missouri State, led by MVC Preseason Player of the Year Alize Johnson, were tabbed as the preseason favorites with 30 of the 40 first-place votes. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named to the 2017-18 Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Team, the league announced Tuesday, Oct. 24, as part of its annual media day. Timmer returns as Drake’s leading scorer after averaging 15.3 points per game in 2016-17 and is ranked second among all MVC returning MVC scorers entering the 2017-18 season. The guard also added 55 total three-pointers last season and has 121 career three-pointers to rank just outside of Drake’s top-10. His 1,348 career points rank as the ninth most in school history and he is tied for fourth in career free throws with 367 in his career.center_img Last season, he earned All-MVC honorable mention accolades and was named the MVC Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season. The Bulldogs, guided by first-year head coach Niko Medved, open their 2017-18 season at home Nov. 11 against Coe College. The team will also host an exhibition Nov. 4 against Minnesota Crookston at 1 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Donegal company launch Ireland’s first National Retail Apprenticeship Programme

first_imgDonegal based Retail Ireland Skillnet, the Ibec group that develops and delivers training and education programmes for those employed in the retail sector, has launched Ireland’s first national apprenticeship programme for the sector.Over a three-year period, Retail Ireland Skillnet collaborated with leading national and international retailers and work-based learning experts to ensure the programme addresses the skill requirements of the ever-changing retail sector.Speaking at the launch, Programme Director, Dr. Oran Doherty said retailers have recognised that in order to compete successfully in a knowledge economy, they need to continuously invest in their most important asset – their people. He said “The two-year Level 6 programme is targeted at existing retail employees who aspire to be retail leaders. The apprenticeship has been extremely well received by industry with over forty retailers from a wide range of subsectors including fashion, pharmacy, homeware, DIY, food, department stores and convenience stores currently participating on the programme.“The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision commenced in October 2019, with over 100 apprentices from 24 counties around Ireland attending class in either Dublin or Galway”.Based in the Colab in Letterkenny, Retail Ireland Skillnet are widely recognised as leaders in the design and delivery of work-based training and education programmes for the Irish retail sector.Retail Ireland Skillnet has over the last twenty years delivered bespoke training to over 14,000 people working in the retail sector. According to Sean Carlin, founder and Manager of Retail Ireland Skillnet, “the launch of the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision is a game-changer in professionalising the retail sector. It provides retailers with an opportunity to attract and retain talented individuals, while helping further define clear retail career paths.There are a number of reasons why multiple and independent retailers nationwide have responded positively to the programme. Namely, there are no registration fees for an employer or apprentice wishing to enrol on the programme.In addition, there is minimal disruption to the workplace as the Apprentice is only required to attend classroom-based learning 24 days per year which are delivered in two-three #day blocks. Furthermore, the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision addresses the practical opportunities and challenges currently impacting the Irish retail sector”.The Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision is primarily targeting existing retail employees who have been identified as future managers. Retail Ireland Skillnet can only take applications for the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision from retailers. School leavers and career-switchers interested in enrolling on this programme should secure retail employment with a retailer willing to sponsor them over the two years.The programme commences annually with registrations for September 2020 accepted from retailers from January 2020. To find out more about the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision, visit or contact the Retail Ireland Skillnet Team on 074 9176853. Donegal company launch Ireland’s first National Retail Apprenticeship Programme was last modified: November 25th, 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:donegalletterkennySkillnetlast_img read more

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