MYS, Indiana University to Partner on Youth Project

first_imgYouth and Sports Minister D. Zoegar Wilson.The government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) and Indiana University of the United States, have begun collaborative efforts to establish a youth development project in Liberia.Titled Youth Enrichment through Sport (YES), the project will focus on using sports as a tool for youth development and healthy living.In a letter to MYS Director of Youth Development Mamakizel S. Sicar, Indiana University School of Public Health Associate Professor Sarah J. Young said YES participants will include both adults and youth.“The adults,” according to Young, are expected “to work with youth and implement recreational sports programs on a weekly basis with time-outs for discussions about health issues.”“Youth should be willing to be ambassadors for the YES program by promoting the program and recruiting other youth to join.”Young says a two-member team, including herself, will travel to Monrovia in late April to be joined by Paul Hinshaw, Public Affairs Officer at the U. S. Embassy, to select, through a vetting process, nine participants to travel to Bloomington and the university’s campus for a two-week training workshop, relative to implementation of the scheme.Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, has been selected to host the project.Meanwhile, MYS Deputy Minister for Sports Development G. Andy Quamie has welcomed the program, saying his ministry is “extremely grateful to the YES initiatives and Indiana University for their thoughtfulness in the selection of Liberia from among 54 countries in Africa to implement the project.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tottenham players are looking forward to Arsenal clash, says wing star

first_img Tottenham Aaron Lennon 1 Aaron Lennon believes “everything changes” for Tottenham players when the club prepares to face arch-rivals Arsenal in the north London derby.Spurs head to the Emirates searching for their first victory at their neighbours since 2010, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men have endured a tough start to the season and claimed just one point from their last three Premier League games.Lennon, who scored a last-gasp equaliser against the Gunners at the Emirates in the memorable 4–4 draw in 2008, has admitted he is well aware this is not just any other game for the club.“The whole week when you play Arsenal, everything changes”, the pacy winger told the official Tottenham website.“You can feel the difference in training, in players’ minds. It’s one of the games everyone looks forward to, no doubt.”Tottenham were beaten twice in the league against Arsenal last term, and the Gunners also won their Fourth Round FA Cup meeting 2-0.And now, Lennon has echoed his manager’s sentiments that the outcome of this weekend’s derby means more to Spurs’ supporters than virtually any other fixture.“We’ve had great moments, moments when we’ve felt on top of the world but at the same time, we’ve had a couple of defeats where you don’t want to go anywhere for a few days afterwards.”last_img read more


first_imgDESPITE claims from the Government junior Minister Dinny McGinley that reports of 26 jobs losses are ‘misleading’ it has been confirmed that 26 people are losing their jobs at Largo Foods in Gaoth Dobhair.And can reveal details of conditions of a massive €579,000 grant to the crisp factory owners do not include any guarantee on new jobs.Largo Foods has confirmed that 52 part-time positions are going at the factory on the Gaoth Dobhair industrial estate. These will be replaced by 26 full-time positions, leaving 26 people out of work by the end of the year.These voluntary redundancies have, according to the Minister, been agreed with staff.However his claims today that 24 new full-time positions will be created as a result of this week’s grant from Údarás na Gaeltachta isn’t correct, sources told of the money – no exact figure has been officially released – is to be spent on research and development of new products. But if that research fails to produce a market-winning new crisp, no new jobs will be created, a document shown to us clearly reveals.We have been told that there is no condition in the grant handover that Largo Foods has to create new positions in Co Donegal.It simply mentions the ‘possibility’ of creating 24 new jobs. Largo is not duty bound to do so.One insider told us: “The crisp factory provides vital employment in the area and we are glad of it; but the company must be more clear in its communications.“No-one is disputing that the same amount of work will continue but the bottom line is that 26 people will be on the dole at the end of this process. “And it should be made clear no new jobs come with this grant money; just a desire to create new positions. But it isn’t compulsory. And it’s not in the contract.”© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on TRUTH ABOUT CRISP FACTORY: 26 PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS – AND ‘ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE’ OF NEW JOBS DESPITE MASSIVE GRANT was last modified: February 23rd, 2012 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:THE TRUTH ABOUT CRISP FACTORY: 26 PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS – AND ‘ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE’ OF NEW JOBS DESPITE MASSIVE GRANTlast_img read more

Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg to take charge of Euro 2016 final

first_img1 Mark Clattenburg will referee Sunday’s Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal, UEFA has announced.The 41-year-old Englishman, who officiated the Champions League final in May, becomes the second man to take charge of both major European occasions in the same year after Pedro Proença in 2012.Clattenburg, a former electrician, also took charge of May’s FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace.He has officiated three games at the Euros, Belgium v Italy, Croatia v Czech Republic and Switzerland v Poland.Now he will become only the third Englishman to referee a European Championship final, following in the footsteps of Arthur Ellis (1960) and Arthur Holland (1964).Clattenburg will be joined by assistant referees Simon Beck and Jake Collin and additional assistant referees Andre Marriner and Anthony Taylor for Sunday’s showpiece at the Stade de France in Paris. Mark Clattenburg last_img read more


first_imgIF you’re lucky enough to have tickets for Sunday’s All-Ireland Football Final, you should be aware of Garda restrictions in Dublin that day.It’s easy for the guards – they do this every year.We only get to do it once every 20 years….so please read the notice below from the GAA & Gardai. If you end up being sent in a direction you don’t want to go, before or after the game, this will kind of explain it: GAA patrons attending Sunday’s All-Ireland football final should note that the stadium’s full traffic plan in relation to both pedestrians and motorists will be operational.In the interest of efficient and effective crowd management patrons will not be allowed to meet or congregate on Jones’ Rd before or after the game and will be asked to follow the instructions of stewards and Gardaí.After recent consultations with An Garda Síochána, members and supporters attending the game should also note the following arrangements:• Hard tickets checks will be in place from 10.30am at the corner of Nth Circular Rd and Jones’ Rd (Gill’s Corner) and Clonliffe Rd and Jones Rd. • Only patrons with the following tickets will gain access to Jones’ Rd; Nally, Hogan, Premium, Suite ticket holders and Ard Chomhairle.• Ticket collections should be made outside the match day cordon.• Access to the Croke Park Hotel Car Park (with valid parking pass) will be via Gill’s corner only.• After the match there will be a restriction on movement on Jones Rd between the Hill 16 end of the stadium towards the hotel and canal as part of efforts to manage the movement of large numbers of people.These measures will be enforced by An Garda Síochána in an effort to streamline the movement of people attending the games, particularly after the games. Supporters are asked to plan their departure from the stadium choosing an exit that best suits their post match travel plans. For full details on the GAA’s colour coded traffic plans please see the back of all match tickets or visit are also asking all supporters to refrain from entering the pitch at the end of game in the interest of spectator and player safety and to remain in their positions for the post match celebrations and lap of honour.We thank you in advance for your co-operation and hope that your visit to Croke Park is a safe and enjoyable one.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MATCH DAY TRAVEL PLANS WARNING was last modified: September 21st, 2012 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MATCH DAY TRAVEL PLANS WARNINGlast_img read more


first_imgMegan pictured with coach Neil Barrett from FitHub Letterkenny where Megan trainsYOUNG Donegal athlete Megan Keown combined strength and finesse to lift her way to a championship performance at the World Crossfit Open.The 14-year-old power lifter was awarded first place in Europe and sixth place in the world rankings after completing five gruelling workouts in her scaled category.Amazingly, the Loreto Milford pupil only started Crossfit training a year and a half ago. Her delighted mum, Cecelia, said: “It’s fantastic news. She was nervous because it was her first competition and she didn’t know what to expect but she was very determined to give it a go.“Even when she started Crossfit she wasn’t too sure what to expect but her coach said she had a talent and she seemed to take to it quite quickly.”Describing one of the competition workouts as “quite disgusting” (tough) Megan also said she couldn’t believe the results.“There were loads of burpees. It was hard but I’m glad I did it. I think it’s a good thing for girls to lift weights. It’s good for your fitness and its fun as well,” added the talented sports star from Letterkenny. Megan’s coach, Neil Barrett of FitHub Letterkenny, said it was a fantastic achievement for the teenager.He said: “Megan is a dedicated athlete and it is a well-deserved success. She has come a long way in her Crossfit training in such a short time. She is very humble about her success and we are very proud of her.”Raising the bar- Megan Keown  CROSSFIT: SUPER MEGAN RAISES THE BAR TO BECOME NO 1 IN EUROPE was last modified: April 2nd, 2016 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:CrossfitFitHubletterkennyMegan Keownlast_img read more

Revealed: All the Donegal winners in the Irish Restaurant Awards Regional Final

first_imgThe last of four regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place at La Mon Hotel, Belfast, last night where 135 awards were presented to the country’s leading chefs, restaurants and pubs.Over 400 people attended the Ulster Regional Final on Wednesday evening where the top establishments in each county were named.The awards covered a wide range of venues and the winners from each of Ulster’s nine counties were selected from the following categories: Best Casual Dining, Best Emerging Irish Cuisine, Best Kids Size Me, Best ‘Free From’, Best World Cuisine, Best Restaurant Manager, Best Wine Experience, Pub of the Year, Best Café, Best Customer Service, Best Gastro Pub, Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant, Best Newcomer, Best Chef and Best Restaurant. There was also a special Regional award for Ulster’s Local Food Hero. Speaking at the awards, Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) said: “Now in their tenth year, the Irish Restaurant Awards continue to showcase the exquisite and admirable calibre of food available in our restaurants and pubs nationwide.“Online nominations have increased from 9,000 in 2013 to over 80,000 this year and with the increase in interest comes an increase in standards, making the judging process more difficult than ever.“Our small island boasts everything from fine dining to high quality gastropubs, from the exotic taste explosions of world cuisine to the comfort of traditional dishes.“We have an appreciation for what we eat, for the journey of our food from farm to fork, and for the dedication of those working in the food industry to serve up Ireland’s finest food.” Below is the full list of Donegal winners:Best Casual Dining sponsored by San Pellegrino – Quay West Restaurant Donegal TownBest Emerging Irish Cuisine sponsored by Odaios Foods – The Lemon Tree RestaurantBest Kids Size Me sponsored by Dubliner Cheese – Market House RestaurantBest ‘Free From’ sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free – Simple SimonsBest World Cuisine sponsored by Aryzta – Chandpur Restaurant Best Newcomer sponsored by Elavon – Benny & Co Coffee Bar & RestaurantBest Wine Experience sponsored by ClassicDrinks – Lough Eske Castle, a Solís Hotel & SpaPub of the Year sponsored by Bushmills – The ForgeBest Café sponsored by Illy – Sonder Best Gastro Pub sponsored by Coca Cola & Schweppes Kennedy’s Bar & RestaurantBest Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant sponsored by BWG Foodservice – Lakeside Restaurant at Harvey’s PointBest Customer Service sponsored by – Harvey’s PointBest Restaurant Manager sponsored by AIB Merchant Services – Jo Daly of Quay West RestaurantBest Chef sponsored by Nisbets – Colin McKee of Harvey’s PointBest Restaurant sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants – Cook & Gardener Restaurant at Rathmullan HouseRevealed: All the Donegal winners in the Irish Restaurant Awards Regional Final was last modified: April 6th, 2018 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:Belfastdonegalirish restaurant awardsrestaurantslast_img read more

A’s sign Billy Beane, David Forst, Bob Melvin to contract extensions

first_imgFresh off one of their most satisfying seasons in years, the A’s announced Monday they’re keeping their leadership intact by signing long-term contracts with vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane, general manager David Forst and manager Bob Melvin.All three were instrumental in helping Oakland become the most surprising team in baseball this season – the A’s went from three straight last-place finishes to 97 wins and a wild card berth in 2018.“I’m proud of the tremendous success …last_img read more

Crafting a 2018 farm bill to provide shelter from the storm

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It has been said that if it takes five weeks to build a barn, a wise carpenter should spend the first three drawing up plans, gathering material and preparing the site. In Farm Bureau’s mission to advance sound public policy that helps America’s farm and ranch families earn a living from the land, we know essential spadework must be tackled before any nail can be driven and any rafter hoisted into place.In the vast barnyard of national issues that affects agriculture in one way or another, one structure rises above all others in offering shelter from the storm — the farm bill. As the 2018 farm bill approaches, we have already begun preparations. This barn raising is one of the biggest events coming up on the ag calendar, and it’s important that we do everything in our power to make sure Congress gets it right — with squared-up corners and leveled-up beams. Change is constantNo farm bill is ever perfect. The challenge is that in the life cycle of all farm bills, complete with shifting weather challenges, drifting market patterns and unpredictable global economics, defects can come to light after the law is approved. There have been unforeseen commodity sector and regional challenges in the current farm bill, and as we draw up our plan for what we would like to see in the 2018 farm bill, it is clear that Congress needs to address program shortfalls for cotton and dairy producers. We also need to consider ways to overcome discrepancies in how some programs offer vastly different levels of support, sometimes even to neighboring farmers.Make no mistake, we are going through challenging times in farm country right now and many farm families are dipping into reserves as they face prices at break-even levels or below. The good news is that productivity over the last couple years has topped the charts, but in many cases, that has not been sufficient to offset prices that have taken a historic tumble. The risk-management function of crop insurance and the basic economic safety net offered by farm programs are more important than ever. Function and formFarm bills are written for times like these — the challenging years. Our farm bill is like an insurance policy. Benefits are paid when the situation warrants. In the case of the farm economy in 2016, the barn has caught on fire. According to USDA estimates, net farm income for 2016 is at $54.8 billion, compared to $123.3 billion in 2013. Anyone who criticizes the amount of risk management funds going to farm families at this critical time should remember that’s what the farm bill is designed to do.To make sure the farm bill continues to work as intended, those of us in agriculture are beginning to design the next one. AFBF has appointed an advisory group of state Farm Bureau farm bill specialists to discuss what’s working in the current farm bill and what isn’t. A group of agricultural economists from farm and commodity groups soon will get together to determine what factors might come into play and what the budget for this construction project might look like. Grassroots gatheringsAt county and state Farm Bureau annual meetings across the land, farmers and ranchers are gathering to add their voices to the policy development process we will follow in advocating for the 2018 farm bill. We need this grassroots input.Using this blueprint, we will encourage Congress to craft the 2018 farm bill within the economic projections and budget parameters. We will focus on securing the best possible shelter from the storm. To do that, we must have input from inside agriculture. Only then will we be able to best help America’s farm and ranch families manage their many risks, make sure we are investing in research for a brighter tomorrow, provide programs aimed at conserving our most important resource—America’s farmland — and help feed Americans who need a helping hand to benefit from the bounty we produce from the land.While the 2018 farm bill is still on the horizon, it really is time to sound the bell for preparation for this great American barn raising.last_img read more

Get PRSM, The Social Network To Monitor Your Life

first_imgRelated Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos PRSM was created to shine a light on the NSA’s questionable spying practices. Imagine an online platform that stores all your data and connects all your social networks. You’ll have unlimited storage, the ability to connect with people who might not even be online and never be bombarded with advertising.That’s what new online application PRSM boasts. With partners like Google, Facebook, Apple and Yahoo, it’s clear they have some corporate power behind them.And not a little make-believe. Repeat the name PRSM one more time, and you should catch on to the joke. You’ll Laugh, Until You CryThe creators of PRSM claim it is “a brand new way to share everything,” where you’ll find “every person you’ve ever known, even grandma.”When you first visit the website, it looks mildly appealing for those of us who are spread out among a variety of social networks and would like a simple way of pulling it all in once place. But as you start scrolling through the well designed website, you notice the satire emanating from the “Titan Supercomputer” and the data center that can store up to “five zettabytes” of information.Of course, if you’re still interested in joining the site resembling Big Brother, prepare to be disappointed. After clicking on the sign up button, you’re faced with the hard truth: someone is already monitoring your networks.DataCoup, a platform that allows people to securely exchange their data and information on a commercial marketplace, created the parody site with the hope that users will click through to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) website encouraging people to shine a light on the National Security Agency’s questionable communications monitoring practices. If you try to sign up for PRSM, you will be directed to the EFF’s call to action page, where you are prompted to email members of Congress.PRSM is just the latest effort from concerned citizens encouraging the country to learn more about the questionable practices by government intelligence agencies. The awareness campaign appears to be working: the site has gained some attention from Twitter users today, many of whom applauded the effort to raise the alarms about our slowly depleting digital privacy.  selena larson Tags:#nsa#parody#Prism#privacy#PRSM#security center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more