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Even spread for GMR&SC 2018 events

first_img… Karting events addedTHERE will be an even spread of popular racing events when the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s 2018 calendar is released today.The calendar will feature three instalments of the quarter-mile drag-racing action, three endurance races and three of the marquee circuit-racing events.According to a source, the events are to ensure that all racing enthusiasts and competitors get a chance to enjoy at least three of their event types.According to the source, the endurance meet will also take a model of the circuit event with a yearly championship being awarded at the end of the calendar year.In addition to those events, the club has incorporated several karting events which are organised by the GT Motorsports in Georgetown.President of the Club, Rameez Mohamed, noted the plan is to ensure that racing enthusiasts have an event for almost every month of the year.Ryan Lue of Jamaica and Jeremy Ten-pow of Guyana congratulate each other during one of the GT Motorsports Grand Prix. The racing calendar 2018 will feature a number of local as well as exchange events.“What we saw last year is a large number of persons not only competitors, but fans support one particular set of events and we want to encourage maximum support this year.”“While I cannot release the dates just yet as the committee meets tonight (Thursday night), I can safely say that there is an even spread of events to ensure all racing lovers get something out of 2018,” Mohamed added.Meanwhile a proposed shift in the legs of Caribbean Motor Racing Associations (CMRA) calendar will have to wait until next year.The body, through its Trinidad representatives, was opting for a shift to make that country the season-opener in March instead of the usual Jamaica leg but plans were reverted to the original standing following issues.The JAMWEST Raceway will continue to host the first leg set for mid-May following the hosting of its traditional Easter meet.Barbados is set to host round three in early September with Guyana hosting the season finale and presentation during the second week of November.Trinidad and Tobago are the defending country champions with the Riders championship won by Guyana’s Bryce Price, the Group Two title held by Barbados’ Mark Thompson and Group Three by Trinidad’s Paul Vieira.The Group Four all-wheel-drive title was won last year by Guyana’s Andrew King with the two-wheel-drive end of things carted off for another year by Barbadian Mark Maloney.last_img read more

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USC riding late-season momentum

first_imgRiding a four-match winning streak, the No. 15 USC women’s volleyball team looks to close out its season on a strong note this weekend as it takes on Arizona State and No. 19 Arizona at the Galen Center.USC (19-9, 8-8) defeated Arizona State on the road earlier this season behind a career outing by outside hitter Alex Jupiter. The sophomore tallied career highs of 31 kills and 20 digs against the Sun Devils (13-15, 3-13), as the Women of Troy won their first road conference match of the season.USC will try to keep Sun Devils outside hitter Sarah Reaves in check. In the first meeting between the two teams, the junior led Arizona State with 20 kills and 10 digs. Reaves leads the Sun Devils with 433 kills (4.37 kills per set).The Arizona Wildcats have been much more successful than their rivals this year.They posted an impressive victory over then-No. 11 Cal last weekend. The Wildcats (19-8, 8-8) are looking to end their season on a high note against UCLA and USC before heading into the NCAA tournament.The Wildcats defeated USC 3-1 earlier this season when the Women of Troy combined for an uncharacteristic 25 errors in the contest. Arizona’s outside hitter Tiffany Owens ignited her team with 16 kills and 13 digs in the match. The junior leads the Wildcats with 330 kills (3.67 kps) this season.Despite some midseason struggles, USC coach Mick Haley believes his team is peaking at the right time and is ready to finish the season streaking.The action starts on Friday at 3 p.m., when USC takes on Arizona State and continues Saturday at 2 p.m. as the Women of Troy end their regular season against Arizona.last_img read more

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Luckbox recruits David Lyons as Player Engagement lead

first_img Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Recapitalised Luckbox calls for a recruitment drive  June 30, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit David Lyons – LuckboxEsports betting enterprise Luckbox continues to bolster its executive management ranks, as it prepares for its upcoming product launch this 2018.David Lyons becomes the latest former PokerStars executive to join the Luckbox enterprise team, taking on the responsibilities of Director of Player Engagement.Lyons will be tasked with developing Luckbox’s initial player rewards system, a key component for the start-up’s growth strategy. Lyons describes his job as “finding cool ways to give value back to our players”.Working for PokerStars since 2010, Lyons has been a key stakeholder in developing the leading online poker room’s extensive player engagement capabilities and expanding retention dynamics.Lyons now joins former PokerStars executives Vadim Soloveychik (CMO), Quentin Martin (COO) and Luckbox co-founders Lars Lien and Mike Stevens, in seeking to develop the world’s leading destination and community for esports betting.“I was intrigued by Luckbox’s motto of ‘esports betting done right’ and when I saw that industry heavy-hitters Archie Watt (CFO) and Vadim were getting involved, and got a chance to meet the rest of the leadership team, I realised that this was start-up with a difference”“It’s a chance to build something with the right foundations – an opportunity too good to miss,” Lyons commented on joining the Luckbox enterprise.last_img read more

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Sports Ministry hints at slashing Black Stars winning bonus

first_imgIt’s been raging for months, and the discussions as to whether the Black Stars bonuses be slashed continue.The latest is that Ghana’s sports minister says his outfit have not taken any decision on whether to proceed. But he’s hinted the team could receive less the $10,000 usually paid.Widespread media reports indicate that the Sports Ministry after a meeting with the Ghana FA executives last week told the FA to inform the players of their decision to pay them $5000, instead of $10,000 in subsequent games.This brought enough consternation in the camp to the extent that forced captain Asamoah Gyan to voice his concern about the possible reduction.“To tell you the truth I am quite upset with this,” Gyan had told Montie FM in Accra. “I think it is an issue against personalities. We as footballers should also be considered as workers and after a hard day’s work, one needs to get paid.The skipper will lead the troops in a double header with Comoros on Friday and next week Tuesday as the World Cup qualifiers continue. “I don’t think when I hang up my boots and fall sick I will go into the offices of a minister and say because I played for the national team he should give me money to take care of my medical expenses.”“We are not slaves so such things cannot be enforced in the manner in which I hear it is being enforced,” he added.But the minister, Mustapha Ahmed, stated there is no law which prescribes how much the team should be paid. “I don’t think there is any law that prescribes how much should be paid to the Black Stars. It is driven by the ability to pay so when you are going through challenges, you want to look back and see if you can reason up with your partners,” said Dr Ahmed.“There is nothing that is written or cast in stone but it is a matter of concern to us that for quite a number of months we have not been able to get the money to pay them their bonuses. So would it be fair to continue to promise them that you will get $10,000 when you are unable to pay that?” “So that is the conversation perhaps we need to have with the GFA and the playing body but no firm decision has been taken yet.”Public opinion continues to be split on the matter, with many feeling that the Stars’ inability to win major silverware since 1982 does not help their cause.But a section of the public also feel that constructive dialogue must be employed in dealing with the players, rather than the seeming take-it-or-leave-it arbitrary approach the government sometimes prefers.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Cowboys’ Jason Witten still has ‘jitters’ entering 16th NFL season

first_img Antonio Brown’s new helmet fails test; receiver reacts with harsh tweet All the years of experience Jason Witten has in the NFL still couldn’t prepare him for his return to action for the first time in 20 months.The Cowboys tight end played his first game since Dec. 31, 2017, Saturday as Dallas defeated the Rams in their second preseason meeting, and while Witten may need some more warming up, his transition from the broadcast booth was smooth considering his break. Witten, who came out of retirement in February to return to the Cowboys after a tepid season as a “Monday Night Football” analyst, caught just one pass for 10 yards on the first team’s only drive of the Cowboys’ 14-10 win at Aloha Stadium. But that was all he needed to feel good and comfortable. Patriots players ‘pulling for’ reinstated receiver Josh Gordon Andrew Luck sighting: Colts quarterback warms up ahead of Week 2 preseason game “Doing what I love, no place I’d rather be,” Witten said. “Feel like I’m on schedule. This is the next step for us, and all through training camp, I felt good. We shall see as we move forward, but I wouldn’t bet against.”Witten played 15 seasons for the Cowboys from 2003-17, which included 11 Pro Bowls, the most in franchise history by any offensive player before he retired and started the TV gig at ESPN. He returns with 1,152 career receptions (fourth in NFL history) and 12,448 career receiving yards (21st in league history) to go with his 68 touchdowns in that span.The Cowboys went 10-6 in 2018, winning a wild-card game before falling to the Rams in the NFC’s divisional round. “A year away from the game, all the work to get back here since March, getting in shape, getting your body ready, having an opportunity, I know I’ve got a lot to prove,” Witten said, per ESPN.com.”It wasn’t perfect. I thought we’re on schedule with the things I want to work on. Able to get a third-down conversion. Dak showed he had the confidence on that. Some of the other things in the passing game, running game, I felt good with. It’s always tricky when you’re coming back out here … so the jitters were real. A lot of work to get back to here, but it felt good.” Related Newslast_img read more

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WWE Backlash 2020 results: Randy Orton tops Edge in ‘Greatest Wrestling Match Ever’ showdown

first_imgWWE Backlash boasted what would be “The Greatest Match Ever” between Randy Orton and Edge. Although they may not have eclipsed some of the legendary matches in the history of professional wrestling, the duo delivered an exceptional showdown that is easily worthy of the best WWE match of 2020.  “Slap him in the chest! Multiple times!”@FightOwensFight offers top-notch commentary as @WWEApollo defends his #USTitle against @AndradeCienWWE on the #WWEBacklash Kickoff!@AngelGarzaWwe @Zelina_VegaWWE pic.twitter.com/DYcdR3y5YZ— WWE (@WWE) June 14, 2020Crews and Andrade worked hard with some great spots including Andrade’s slingshot DDT and a wicked belly to belly into the corner by Crews. This definitely needed more time and only scratches the surface of what these two can deliver. Owens hit a stunner on Garza — who tried to interfere on Andrade’s behalf – and Crews hit his spin-out powerbomb finisher to retain the United States title. They teased more friction between Garza and Andrade (splitting them up is a bad idea) and this angle involving all four may not be finished yet. Grade: B-WWE Backlash 2020 ResultsRandy Orton def. Edge (44:45)Street Profits vs. Viking Raiders (N/A)Drew McIntyre def. Bobby Lashley (13:15)Braun Strowman def. The Miz & John Morrison (7:20)Asuka and Nia Jax ended in a double count out (8:25)Sheamus def. Jeff Hardy (16:50)Bayley & Sasha Banks def. Alexa Bliss & Nicki Cross and The Iiconics (8:50)Apollo Crews def. Andrade (7:25) Orton would have to resort to dirty tactics to pick up the win over his rival as the future of The Rated R Superstar is in question after his latest setback. It was easily the highlight of a show that underwhelmed in spots and also had what might be one of the worst “matches” of the year.Here are the results and match grades for WWE Backlash 2020. Randy Orton vs. EdgeIt may not have been The Greatest Match Ever, but it was a damn good encounter between a pair of living legends in the WWE. The WWE did Orton and Edge no favors by billing this match as The Greatest Match Ever and would have benefited by leaving people pleasantly surprised. Instead, what we got was one of the best Orton matches in years and Edge proving that he can still work a really good match. They certainly gave this a big match feel with the late Howard Finkel on introductions, piped in crowd noise and enhanced lighting. And it wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t feel so contrived to deliver “The Greatest Match Ever.”The crowd noise was a little obnoxious considering that there weren’t that many Performance Center talents in the crowd to begin with and they overreacted to every single hip toss and arm drag as if they had never seen a wrestling match before. But that shouldn’t take away from how hard these two worked. There was some excellent chain wrestling, familiar callbacks to past eras, some color courtesy of Orton, near falls and all of the ingredients that should deliver a great match. Unfortunately, they rammed the concept down our throat to create an unachievable high. Regardless, this was the best WWE match of the year. “YOU STILL GOT IT!” 👏👏 👏👏👏”YOU STILL GOT IT!” 👏👏 👏👏👏”YOU STILL GOT IT!” 👏👏 👏👏👏”YOU STILL GOT IT!” 👏👏 👏👏👏”YOU STILL GOT IT!” 👏👏 👏👏👏#WWEBacklash @EdgeRatedR pic.twitter.com/iKg9FXdoBL— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 15, 2020A brilliant sequence that saw Edge attempt to hit Christian’s Unprettier before Orton reversed into an RKO attempt only for Edge to hit the Edge-O-Matic for a near fall. Edge hit a pedigree as a callback to his Evolution mentor Triple H for another near fall. Shortly after, Edge hit a finisher from Triple H’s rival The Rock with a Rock Bottom to nearly get a three count. Is it GAME OVER for @EdgeRatedR?!#WWEBacklash @RandyOrton @TripleH pic.twitter.com/zAtSODK8np— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 15, 2020Again, the only thing that actually hurt this match was that WWE production was trying too hard to convince everyone that this was the greatest match ever. It would have worked perfectly fine if it didn’t feel forced. A series of reversals saw Edge finally hit an RKO on Edge but the Rated R Superstar kicked out. Orton was running low on options and attempted a punt kick but Edge nailed his foe with a pair of spears for another near fall. Orton hit his trademark counter RKO on Edge coming off the top rope but he couldn’t keep Edge down. The end came when Orton countered an Anti-Venom from Edge with a low blow that followed with a punt kick for the win. This was a fantastic match that suffered only from being overhyped.#TheViper @RandyOrton is ending this match the same way he started it.What does this mean for @EdgeRatedR?#WWEBacklash pic.twitter.com/zimSYiaUyr— WWE (@WWE) June 15, 2020Grade: A- Street Profits vs. Viking RaidersThey just had to work a cinematic match into this PPV, didn’t they?After weeks of the Dave & Busters decathlon of silliness, Street Profits and Viking Raiders ended up in a comedy “match: that was absolutely terrible. These teams deserve so much better than bad scripted comedy. When your #WWERaw #TagTeamChampionship Match starts off by WRECKING @BraunStrowman’s ride…😬 😬 😬 😬 😬 😬 😬 😬 😬 😬 😬 😬 @MontezFordWWE @AngeloDawkins @Ivar_WWE @Erik_WWE #WWEBacklash pic.twitter.com/SueHr4IfPX— WWE (@WWE) June 15, 2020Akira Towzawa showing up in a stereotypical ninja motorcycle gang scene was the icing on the proverbial cake as the attempt to deliver something fun fell with a resounding thud. Don’t blame either tag team because they worked with what they had. But this might be the worst thing the WWE has done this year. Grade: FDrew McIntyre vs. Bobby LashleyAn exceptional hoss match that was utterly ruined by a nonsensical ending that could have been saved for Raw.Although the ending hurt the match, what preceded it was excellent as Lashley and McIntyre delivered with a series of power moves and hard strikes that continued to ramp up as the match went along. Lashley immediately locked in the full nelson before the match started and several referees needed to pull him off. It set up the ongoing narrative of Drew McIntryre powering through disadvantages and forced him to work from underneath. The added touch of McIntyre kicking out at one has also been a nice touch on his character and was worked into this match at just the right time A PRE-EMPTIVE FULL NELSON IS LOCKED IN on @DMcIntyreWWE!#WWEBacklash @fightbobby pic.twitter.com/QPKfogo1M1— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 15, 2020A well-paced and hard-hitting match with an incredible final stretch that looked to deliver one of the best WWE matches of the year until they had to insert Lana. PURE. POWER.#WWEBacklash #WWEChampionship @fightbobby pic.twitter.com/HyiorKy4CB— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 15, 2020McIntyre escaped a second full nelson attempt and hit a reverse Alabama slam for a near fall. A nice series of escapes and reversals followed with McIntyre turning a spear attempt into a kimura lock. Lashley countered a Claymore Kick with a spear for a near fall. And then the Lana came out and ruined the entire match with nonsense. For no reason in particular, Lana argued with the referee. This led to McIntyre pushing Lashley into Lana and hitting the Claymore Kick to ruin a perfectly good match. Grade: BBraun Strowman vs. The Miz & John MorrisonBraun Strowman’s title reign has been extremely underwhelming and this match was little more than a placeholder for when Bray Wyatt returns from maternity leave to continue their feud. The added stipulation that whoever gained the pinfall would be recognized as the WWE Universal Champion was meant to add some friction. And we got that after a double stomp/Skull Crushing Finale nearly earned the win but Miz interrupted Morrison’s pinfall attempt. That led to Strowman powering up, nailing the running power slam on Morrison and retaining the title. For what it’s worth, Miz and Morrison worked very well together in taking down the big powerhouse. But there wasn’t much to write home about here. HEY! HEY!HEY!@mikethemiz & @TheRealMorrison brought the fight to #UniversalChampion @BraunStrowman tonight at #WWEBacklash! pic.twitter.com/VrBl82hbGr— WWE (@WWE) June 15, 2020Grade: C-Asuka vs. Nia JaxNothing Asuka could do could help this from being an extremely slow and plodding match with a baffling finish. It seems as if Nia Jax has regressed over the past few years. Maybe a lot of that can be blamed on the injuries but this just didn’t work. Asuka can’t be blamed because she more than played her part with her offense. But something about Nia Jax just isn’t clicking. A weird tumble outside from a botched armbar led to a double count-out that leaves everyone scratching their heads. They are going to keep this feud going and nobody really knows why. A parting gift for @NiaJaxWWE…#WWERaw @WWEAsuka pic.twitter.com/UzS1azu8No— WWE (@WWE) June 15, 2020Grade: DJeff Hardy vs. SheamusThe use of Jeff Hardy’s real life issues with alcohol and substance abuse for a storyline has come off somewhat tone deaf but there was hope that this match could deliver and rinse the taste of an awful build. Nope. Sheamus continuing to call back to Hardy’s alcohol issues were just too on-the-nose and brought back the reality that this match had zero heat. What it tried to manufacture simply didn’t work and we ended up with a plodding match that Sheamus dominated far too long for until Hardy finally got some offense in late.Right in @JEFFHARDYBRAND’s wheelhouse. #WWEBacklash pic.twitter.com/ZBdykhq51E— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 14, 2020Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick on the outside and followed with another Brogue Kick back in the ring to pick up the victory. Hopefully this loss doesn’t leads to an angle where Jeff Hardy is drinking again because he failed. Grade: DThe IIconics vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss & Nicki CrossIf the WWE decided to really invest in women’s tag team wrestling, they could have some great matches. Hopefully this is a sign for a move in that direction rather than using the tag titles as a prop for an eventual breakup of Sasha Banks and Bayley. It’s a predictable split that’s dragged on too long and should be scrapped because Banks and Bayley have great chemistry as a heel tag team. This match was perfectly fine for what it was as it tried to keep the action consistent between all six women. There were still some pretty sloppy moments that exposed Peyton Royce and Billie Kay as the greenest team in the match. Nevertheless, this was handled as well as it could be.A double-team maneuver @ShinsukeN would appreciate.#WWEBacklash #KneeToFace @SashaBanksWWE @itsBayleyWWE pic.twitter.com/jzqLKDnNyT— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 14, 2020There was a car crash dive that was fun along with some nice double team spots but the right team won as Sasha Banks pinned Alexa Bliss clean to retain the titles. Hopefully, they find a way to keep the tag division going and give some of the underutilized women (Naomi, Bianca Belair, Shayna Bayzler) some room to shine.  Grade: C+Apollo Crews vs. AndradeIt wasn’t so long ago when both Crews and Andrade appeared to be dead in the water from the creative side. It had nothing to do with their talent, but everything to do with the characters they were saddled with. But now they are engaged in a notable feud for the United States character. That part is well deserved. For all the criticism Raw and Smackdown has received in recent weeks, this rivalry has been a bright spot both in and out of the ring. Kevin Owens joined commentary for the match while Angel Garza was with Andrade and Zelina Vega. last_img read more

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Bill to limit flags over Iowa government buildings after transgender flag flown

first_imgDES MOINES — Two Republican senators have advanced a bill to limit the kind of flags that may be flown over public schools and government buildings in Iowa. The proposal comes after a pink, white and blue “Transgender Pride Flag” was flown over the Iowa capitol in November. Republican Senator Roby Smith of Davenport sponsored the bill and discussed it during a subcommittee hearing at the capitol.“We have to draw lines in this building all the time and we’re drawing a line and saying that the American flag, the Iowa flag and the (Prisoner of War) flag,” he said.If the bill becomes law, those are the only three flags which may be flown over schools as well as city, county and state buildings. Senator Tony Bisignano, a Democrat from Des Moines, opposes the bill. Bisignano said he went online and found a lot of people he called “homophobes” who objected to the pink flag flying over the Iowa Capitol on Transgender Remembrance Day.“I don’t understand the disturbance with people that have a problem with the recognition of a day for pride and I don’t mean that in (just) gay pride, ” Bisignano said. “I mean that in pride of anything.”Senator Jake Chapman of Adel, a Republican, said flags at public buildings should be about patriotism and unification.“If we go down this path of allowing all these different flags to fly, we will run into a situation where we’re all uncomfortable, perhaps (people would request) the KKK flag or white supremacy or the Nazi flag (be flown) and so if it’s okay for one, it’s okay for the other,” Chapman said. “…We have to draw that line.”The bill is now eligible for debate in a full Senate committee. Officials at the state universities are seeking some exceptions. “The concern is about the football stadiums where they have numerous flags” Big 12, Big 10, all the affiliations with the conferences,” said Carolann Jensen, a lobbyist for Iowa State University.Only one group — the Iowa Association of Labor — is registered in opposition to the bill.The transgender flag flew over the capitol for about five minutes in late November at the request of an organization called Iowa Safe Schools.last_img read more

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Acquittal of Clemenceau Urey, Others: A Serious Warning to Government

first_imgClemenceau Urey, former National Oil Company (NOCAL) Chairman, and nine other former NOCAL board members, officials and others connected with the 52nd National Legislature were Friday acquitted of solicitation payments and receipt of money for the ratification by the 52nd National Legislature of oil contracts entered into by NOCAL and several oil companies. The amount involved was US$120,400.Others allegedly involved were NOCAL Board members Cllr. Stephen B. Dunbar, Jr., Peter B. Jallah Jr., Dr. Evelyn Kandakai and Albert T. Chie.Other were NOCAL’s former CEO, Dr. Fodee Kromah, Fulton Reeves, Comptroller, and Timothy G. Wiapiah, former Senior Accountant, as well as Alomiza Ennos Barr, former member of the 52nd Legislature and Senate Secretary J. Nanborlor Singbe Sr. GOL claimed that those individuals, between the periods of May 2006 to May 2007, allegedly engaged in solicitation payments and receipt of money for the ratification by the 52nd Legislature of oil contracts entered into by NOCAL and several oil companies. GOL charged these individuals with multiple crimes, which included “economic sabotage, criminal conspiracy and bribery” of which GOL sought the court intervention to convict the defendants.In his ruling dismissing the case last Friday, Criminal Court ‘C” Judge Peter Gbeneweleh stated that “the state failed to commence prosecution of the defendants within the statutory period of five years, as provided for in Section 4.2 (a) of the Criminal Procedure Law.”Section 4.2 (a), according to him, provides that “a prosecution for a felony must commence within five years after the alleged offense had been committed.”Judge Gbeneweleh further ruled that “the prosecution of the defendants is barred by a statute of limitation.” He declared, “Therefore, the request to dismiss the indictment (charge) is hereby granted and government’s resistance is denied.”Several leading questions arise, some of which this newspaper has raised before, shortly after these individuals had been indicted. The first is why did the GOL take so long to prosecute these individuals? Secondly, if GOL accused these individuals of having bribed the Legislature, who received the bribes and why were they, too, not indicted, since in common and penal (criminal) law, the receiver is just as guilty as the rogue?Another question raised then by this newspaper was, what about officials of the Ministries of Finance, Justice (MOJ) and Lands and Mines, who also sit on the NOCAL Board—why were they not also indicted? Remember, too, MOJ, GOL’s Legal Advisor, was consulted and gave the green light to pay the Legislators the money. Finally, the payment to the Legislators was approved by the Executive, one of the three branches of government. But no one in the Executive branch was among those indicted—why?The Liberian Government has to be very careful how it treats its citizens, especially those who work for government. Take Dr. Evelyn Kandakai, a professional educator who has served in several administrations as Minister of Education. Who ever heard of her being involved in any scandal whatsoever?Take Counselor Stephen Dunbar, Jr., who returned home after qualifying as an attorney-at-law in the United States, with licenses to practice in several American states, including New York City and Washington, D.C. He has worked for government for only two years—one year as an Assistant Minister of Commerce Minister William E. Dennis, 1972; and one year on the NOCAL Board—that’s all. Clemenceau Urey is CEO and proprietor of a multimillion dollar insurance company. Does he really need a government job? He only answered the call to be NOCAL’s Chair when he was asked to do so. When he was summarily replaced by the President’s son Robert Sirleaf, NOCAL Board Chair Urey left US$31 million in NOCAL’s accounts. Today the talk on the street is that NOCAL is broke. What happened to all that money? Will it ever be accounted for?Our final point is that should GOL continue wrongfully to castigate and mistreat the honest and well meaning people who work for her, GOL will end up attracting into its administration not reputable and well-meaning people but mostly crooks, who are eagerly awaiting an appointment to eat, or to exercise vigorously the three G’s: get, grab and go.A hint to the wise is quite sufficient.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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DDTV: Donegal woman’s Pop Up Pub’s drone video is the ‘Greatest Ever’!

first_imgA drone video made by Catriona Mulhern of “Pop Up Pubs” will be shown on American channel truTV’s show Greatest Ever – proving there’s no greater party than a Donegal event!Donegal’s biggest celebrity charity event held at Rosapenna Golf Course last May organised by Danny O’Carroll, also known as Buster Brady from Mrs Brown’s Boys, featured a host of stars who took part in a charity golf day to raise money for the family of the the tragedy at Buncrana Pier, Co. Donegal in 2016, when 5 people lost their lives.The event also raised money for Pieta House, a non-profit organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self- harming based in Ireland. Catriona Mulhern kindly donated the use of her “Pop Up Pubs” to this charity event which took place in the middle of the Golf Course on one of the world’s most renowned courses, The Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Club located in a small fishing & seaside resort, along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, Downings, Co. Donegal.The “Pop Up Pub” hosted a unique and quirky venue right on the golf course with a range of stars, popping in for a drink, having travelled to Donegal for the event.Celebrity guests included Football stars Noel Hunt, Stephen Hunt, Kevin Foley and Peter Odemwingie who were joined by former Ireland legends Ronnie Whelan and Ray Houghton. Even Daniel O’Donnell popped in for his “Cup of Tea” tea and former Irish rugby star Shane Byrne and most of the cast from Mrs Brown’s Boys also popped in. As it was a huge event, one of the biggest charity events in Donegal’s calendar year to date, Catriona decided to commission a drone video which was then used to launch her Global “Pop Up Pub” Business.To her amazement and delight, she was contacted in December by the producer of Meeting House productions based in New York who produce materials for TV Channels right across America, asking her could they use her Pop Up Pub Drone footage in their new show on truTV called “Greatest Ever” and they would like to feature the video in their upcoming “Parties” themed episode which is due to be aired in the States this month. They found the video on youtube while looking for extravagant parties. and they loved the idea of an Irish Inflatable Pub!Catriona’s response was “How cool of you to find us all the way over here in Donegal, Ireland, we love our drone footage. The scenic ancient Donegal landscape and frame moves to an inflatable pub of all things. So, we would only be delighted if our footage was used as we have just launched our US & Canadian global corporate agent search this year and your timing is bang on”!“We actually created the world’s first Irish Thatched Cottage Air Building ‘The Thatch’ for the Ohio Celtic Festival last August and have a bespoke Irish pub design in production for Hot Springs, Arkansas “The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Parade” and we have many fun ideas on the way to the States at present for the St. Patrick’s Day & July 4th celebrations.”Catriona, a mother of two from County Donegal launched her business in February 2015 after leaving her full-time job to start her own business and launched “Pop Up Pub”, which has become a global business providing themed air building for events everywhere!Following the recession and the mass Donegal emigration of Irish relocating to the four corners of the globe, Catriona believes that her success to date in the states boils down to a “hankering after a piece of home.” Her pubs, though provide Irish expats with that taste of home. Catriona’s plan is to maintain the quality of her design and manufacturing of her inflatables, and has created a further range of Irish themed air buildings and structures which is receiving huge demand from a global audience. “To think that anyone can have an idea, especially from a remote part of Ireland, but to establish it as a global brand to a wide range of markets and clients, for me has been an incredible journey, a journey that has really just started & to get this recognition from a TV production company in the States is a testament to those that have helped me along the way!“We are going to be popping up in a lot of places with unique, fun and quirky ways for the Irish Diaspora to share their piece of Ireland with their own “Irish Pop Up Pub Themed Parties” all over the world. Living in Donegal and working with clients in different time zones has never been a problem, the power of internet and social media has allowed us to connect with a wider audience than we could ever have dreamed of”!Take a look at the Drone Video Footage which will be shown on truTV’s “Greatest Ever” show in the States this month.Pop Up Pub from KDM Ireland (Oliver Ferris) on Vimeo. DDTV: Donegal woman’s Pop Up Pub’s drone video is the ‘Greatest Ever’! was last modified: January 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Catriona MulherndronePop-Up-PubTVlast_img read more

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MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERS OF DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS IN OMAGH BLAST

first_imgMurdered: Oran DohertyDETECTIVES investigating the murders of 29 people including three schoolboys from Buncrana have tonight charged a man in the North.Seamus Daly, from Culloville, County Monaghan, was arrested by PSNI serious crime branch detectives in Newry on Monday in relation to the 1998 Omagh bomb. He was one of four men ordered to pay more than £1.5m in damages to the victims’ families in a civil case.The Buncrana boys who died were Oran Doherty, James Barker and Sean McLaughlin.It was the worst atrocity of the Troubles and was carried out by dissident terrorists calling themselves the Real IRA.The Donegal boys were on a trip to Omagh the day of the bombing.Daly, 43, was tonight charged with the murders of 29 people.MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERS OF DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS IN OMAGH BLAST was last modified: April 10th, 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:buncranachargedOmagh bombSeamus Dalylast_img read more

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