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  • 2017 Intra-Government Tourney Begins March 23

    first_imgThe 2017 edition of the Intra-Government Tournament, which brings the three branches of government together, is expected to kick-off on Thursday, March 23, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has announced.This year’s tournament will be played at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium and BYC’s Blue Field, both in Monrovia.In a letter to the Legislature, the first branch of government, the Ministry said under the auspices of the Bureau of Sports, it organizes the annually intra-governmental tournament with a goal to enhance socialcohesion and bridge the gap between top and lower level managers/employees in the public sector.“All affiliated institutions attached to the Executive, Judiciary and Legislative branches of government are eligible to participate in the two disciplines to be competed for in both categories (football and kickball) during the tournament, and a fee of US$500 is required for registration. “The registration process begins Friday, February 17 and ends Friday, March 17, at 4pm,” stated Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton Jr.“I look forward to solicit your cooperation in the interest of promoting physical fitness in the public sector…”In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer via mobile phone, Minister Yonton said the draw for the tournament is scheduled for Monday, March 20.“We are expecting at least 36 institutions from the government; and the games will be played both at the ATS and the BYC’s Blue Field,” Minister Yonton said.It may be recalled that the football segment of the 2016 intra-government tourney was won by the Ministry of Information, Cultural and Tourism (MICAT), while the Judiciary won the kickball title.“The tournament also promotes physical fitness and recreation among civil servants and top government officials for the enhancement of good health, while at the same time promoting friendship and good sportsmanship,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Bandits kill father of 2

    first_imgA father of two was this morning shot dead by two armed bandits who attempted to relieve him of a gold chain at Craig, East Bank Demerara.Dead is 40-year-old Purcell Moore of Cayenne, French Guiana who was gunned downed while leaving his parents residence at Old Road, Craig, EBD.Dead: Purcell MooreDetails will follow in the December 21, 2017 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

  • Peace River Teen Killed on Dirt Bike

    first_imgA 14-year-old boy died while riding his dirt bike near Peace River Alberta.The boy crashed into a trailer towed by a gravel truck just after 1pm on Thursday. Emergency medical personnel tried to resuscitate the boy en route to the Peace River Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.Police say the boy was travelling at a high rate of speed. They do not believe alcohol was a factor. The boys name has not been released. The driver of the gravel truck was not injured.- Advertisement –last_img read more

  • Flyers continue rough stretch

    first_imgThe Fort St. John Senior Flyers lost suffered their third loss in four games on Saturday night, dropping a 6-4 decision to the Hythe Mustangs. Tied 3-3 heading into the third period, the Flyers took a lead on a Jeff Fast goal 7 minutes in.  But, in a familiar storyline, the Mustangs scored three straight even-strength goals in the third, to win the game 6-4.Ian Munro, Bryan Lewis, and Paul Weins scored the other Flyer goals, while Brenan Rycroft (2), Marty Jones, Mike Lefley, and Ryan Lizzotte responded for Hythe.  Lizzotte secured the win with an empty-netter with 36 seconds remaining in regulation.- Advertisement -It was the second time this season the Mustangs have beaten the Flyers at the North Peace Arena, the other being a shootout win on Nov. 21st.  The Flyers beat Hythe 5-4 in Fort St. John on January 9th, and will look to respond when they visit Hythe on Thursday Jan. 21st.  You can hear Thursday’s game live on Moose FM starting with the pre-game show at 8:15pm.last_img read more

  • Literacy Society seeks tutors

    first_imgThe Literacy Society is looking for people who are interested in sharing their knowledge English language.Volunteers would work with adults who want to upgrade their basic literacy skills or who want to learn English as a Second Language. – Advertisement -The group is offering a free 18-hour tutor training seminar, which would run for four weeks every Monday evening.The training includes strategies for teaching adults reading, writing, math and English as a Second Language.In return, tutors are asked to make a six month commitment and will receive ongoing support throughout the process.Anyone interested in volunteering can call 250-785-2110 or email info@Fort St. Johnliteracy.caAdvertisement By stafflast_img read more

  • Zucker named new CEO of NBC

    first_imgIn addition to directing NBC’s attempts to revive its prime-time fortunes, Zucker is in charge of a stable of networks including USA, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, Sci Fi and Telemundo. The company also owns the Universal movie studio and theme parks in Florida and California. Immelt said Zucker, who was NBC’s entertainment president from 2000 to 2005, shouldn’t solely be blamed for the network’s drop from the top in prime time. Many of the factors in the fall, like the end of longtime hits like “Friends” and NBC’s failure to jump quickly into reality TV, predated him. He also said it was a plus for Zucker that NBC has remained on top in the ratings for morning and evening news and late-night entertainment, despite the prime-time slump. NBC’s cable companies, which are either doing very well or, in the case of CNBC and MSNBC, showing signs of breaking out of longtime slumps, have succeeded under Zucker’s watch, he said. “There’s a whole lot more to NBC Universal today than just prime time,” Immelt said. “Jeff knows we want to be No. 1, and he’s committed to getting there.” NEW YORK – How Jeff Zucker handled adversity as NBC plunged to fourth place in the prime-time ratings was one of the measuring sticks General Electric Co. chief Jeffrey Immelt used in choosing him to run NBC Universal, Immelt said Tuesday. Zucker’s rise from directing Katie Couric in the morning to running a huge media conglomerate was completed when corporate owner GE announced his appointment as president and CEO of NBC Universal. He replaces Bob Wright, who has run NBC for 21 years. Zucker, 41 and a two-time cancer survivor, has essentially been trying out for Wright’s job over the past two years in running the company’s television operations. “We like the way Jeff has handled tough times,” said Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE. “He never got down and continued to drive the company in a positive way.” Zucker is also charged with keeping the large company nimble as the Internet transforms old entertainment habits. “This company is about producing great content in all of our divisions,” Zucker said. “The issue is how do we get that great content before new eyeballs on new platforms with new money attached to it.” The Harvard-educated Zucker knows NBC better than anyone and seems equipped to face all of the new challenges facing entertainment companies today, said C. Samuel Craig, director of the entertainment media department at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. “I think everyone faces the same kind of challenges because it’s uncharted territory,” Craig said. “He understands the business and is smart enough to figure it out.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • Blow for Arsenal and Liverpool! Real Madrid star signs new deal

    first_imgArsenal and Liverpool’s hopes of landing Real Madrid star Karim Benzema appear to be over after the forward signed a new five-year contract with the European champions.The France international had been tipped for a move away due to Los Blancos signing Colombia star James Rodriguez and their reported interest in Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.But the 26-year-old has agreed fresh terms at Santiago Bernabeu, putting an end to rumours linking him with a £30million move to either the Gunners or the Reds. Benzema enjoyed a great season last time out, scoring 17 goals in La Liga as he formed one third of Real’s potent attack, which included superstars Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. 1 France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema last_img read more


    first_imgSouth-West Community News:Niall Mor Centre  07497 41863Niall Mor Community Childcare Centre:  07497 48000 Accredited Courses:Business AdministrationManual & Computerised AccountsPayroll Manual & ComputerisedAll courses are FETAC AccreditedContact:  07491 20500Evening Courses:Art ClassesSpanish ClassesDigital PhotographyIT Classes (Basic & Intermediate)Health & Well Being in the CommunityCourses available on demand:Safe PassManual HandlingPediatric First Aid 1 Day courseOccupational First Aid 3 Day courseLetterkenny Womens Centre Councelling Service 07491 24985Niall Mor Community Childcare Centre Summer Camp July 2015contact Melissa 07497 48000ECCE Free Pre-School year we are now taking names contact MelissaJC Fitness Monday-Saturday contact:  087 9617436Get Walking Ireland. 8 week Active community walking programme Wednesday 17th June 10am-11am all welcomeCOMMUNITY NEWS: SPANISH CLASSES AVAILABLE AT NIALL MÓR CENTRE was last modified: June 11th, 2015 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:CommunityFeaturesNiall Mor CentreNoticeslast_img read more

  • Carer pleads guilty to stealing €20,000 from elderly woman

    first_imgA carer has pleaded guilty to stealing a total of €20,000 from an elderly woman whom she helped look after.Marjorie Gallagher appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal charged with four thefts of €5,000 from 76-year-old Bridget McLaughlin. All the alleged thefts took place at the home of Ms McLaughlin of Meenmore in Dungloe.The accused woman, a 56-year-old from Maghery in Dungloe, only spoke to plead guilty to the thefts which took place between January 1st, 2016 and September 4th, 2018.No specific details of the thefts were given during the arraignment of the accused woman.Barrister for Gallagher, Mr Shane Costello, told the court that this was not a straight forward theft case.“The facts of this case are very odd and there are issues in the background that are extraordinary,” he said.He explained that Ms Gallagher had been a home-carer for Ms McLaughlin and that the thefts took place in a relatively short space of time.He asked for both a psychiatric and psychological assessment be carried out on his client as well as a probation an community service report.Ms Patricia McLaughlin, prosecution barrister, explained to Judge John Aylmer that the victim in the case was a terminally ill woman and that they were anxious to compile a victim impact statement in the case.Judge Aylmer adjourned the case until the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court in November when Gallagher will be sentenced.Carer pleads guilty to stealing €20,000 from elderly woman was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bridget McLaughlincarercourtdungloeMarjorie Galaghertheftlast_img read more


    first_imgLetterkenny Golf News: Results from Tuesday 17th February 13-hole re-entry . Winner Celine Bradley (17) 25pts bot. Runner-up Marian O’Sullivan (10) 25pts bot. Third Anne Cannon (11) 25pts. Well done to all.Due to unsuitable weather conditions the Drive-in is again postponed. Revised date in next weeks bulletin. A reminder of the rescheduled Bingo Sunday now happening on March 1st at 5.30 after the rugby match in the clubhouse. Keep that date free and bring along any family and friends who fancy their luck. A raffle will also be held with lots of prizes.GOLF NEWS: CELINE BRADLEY COMES OUT ON TOP AT BARNHILL was last modified: February 24th, 2015 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:golfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more