Red Lions, BYC Continue CAF Campaigns

first_imgLiberian CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Red Lions are now set to play their 1/16th final against their Algerian counterparts, Club Sportif Constantinois today at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.The Algerians are already in the country and all is set for their game against their Liberian counterparts this afternoon.Liberian champions, Barrack Young Controllers will be in action against their Ivorian counters, Sewe Sports of San Pedro on Sunday at the same venue.The Ivorians are also in the country and therefore their game against the Liberian champions are also set and soccer fans are encouraged to come in their numbers to give their continental campaigners the much needed moral support.The Algerians and the Ivorians are here to ensure that their respective return leg matches next week end would become less burdensome.The fewer goals they concede the better it will be for their home matches.It is a truism that Liberian football has come of age, based on the recent elimination of Africa’s Club of the Century, Kumasi Asante Kotoko.The respect that African football has for Ghanaian football and particularly Asante Kotoko, has placed Liberian clubs at the pedestal that clubs like Club Sportif Constantinois and Sewe Sports of San Pedro are in their class to ensure that the Antoinette Tubman Stadium does not become their waterloo.In all due respect Club Sportif Constantinois, as one of the oldest clubs in Algeria since its rebirth in 1929 is an indication of how much respect soccer fans have for the Algerians.Sewe Sports of San Pedro, as local West Africans, are not strange to Liberian football. This is because if a country like Liberia in the past could produce the World’s Greatest Footballer, where none of their countrymen has ever reached, then of course Liberian clubs should be considered with due respect.But to return to this afternoon’s game and that of Sunday, Liberians expect a good performance with positive results from their heroes, and they are aware that their chances of going further into the CAF Championship League and CAF Confederation Cup will depend how well they manage against their opponents.But for us at the Daily Observer Sports, we can only wish our heroes the best of luck and God speed.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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A SEMINAR YOU CAN BANK ON WITHOUT THE CHARGES

first_imgWE may have had our fill of banks but a unique seminar could be about to give the power back to the people of Donegal.The unusual ‘Timebank’ seminar takes place in Letterkenny’s Mount Errigal Hotel tomorrow (WED) in a bid to get people making more of their time.All those involved with community and voluntary groups including sporting, youth, and faith based organisations and the geenral public is invoted to attend. The aim of the seminar is to bring people together who can swap their time on a ‘timebank’ basis and nopt have to pay people with money they don’t have.Time banks are a new and exciting way for people to come together to help others and help themselves at the same time by sharing their skills.Participants “deposit” their time in the bank by giving practical help and/or support to others and are able to “withdraw” their time when they need something done themselves.Everyone’s time is equally valued. There are different models of timebanking including – person to person, person – agency and agency – agency. Timebanking has the potential to strengthen communities through reciprocity. To book your place at this exciting FREE seminar please contact Joanne Curran on (074) 9172376 or e-mail: [email protected] Please note spaces are limited so early booking is advisable.A SEMINAR YOU CAN BANK ON WITHOUT THE CHARGES was last modified: March 7th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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Rockall agreement labelled ‘unconstitutional’ in Seanad

first_imgDonegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has said that a 2013 agreement between Ireland and the UK on Rockall should be void.A agreement, co-signed by Ireland at the UK, recognises the exclusive economic zone of the UK. That includes Rockall, the tiny rock which lies some 400km off the coast of Donegal.Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Mac Lochlainn claimed that the agreement was in contravention of the constitution as it was not brought before the Houses of the Oireachtas. He said that the Irish government should fight for rights to fish in the waters around Rockall.“I’m not so brazen as to claim far away territories but we certainly must insist always on the right to everything, the fishing resources or whatever resources that are around Rockall, as a shared resource,” Senator Mac Lochlainn said to Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed.He asked why Ireland is not uniting with Iceland and Denmark to contest the bilateral agreement to the UN to ensure that Rockall is a shared space.“My fear is, whatever about the EU Fishery Policy, after Brexit, we’ve got a serious problem on our hands,” Senator Mac Lochlainn said. The debate was raised more than once this week in the Oireachtas. On Tuesday, Tanaiste Simon Coveney stated that the issue of Rockall did not arise in the 2013 agreement on the exclusive economic zone.  He told Pat the Cope Gallagher TD that sovereignty over uninhabitable rocks such as Rockall is irrelevant for the purposes of establishing boundaries between continental shelves and EEZs of neighbouring states.Rockall agreement labelled ‘unconstitutional’ in Seanad was last modified: June 20th, 2019 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:rockallSenator Padraig Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more

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Angola’s four-year plan for health

first_imgChildren play outside their home in BoaVista informal settlement in Luanda,Angola.(Image: Jaspreet Kindra, Irin Photo)Angola’s new government is promising better health facilities at both primary and secondary care levels, as well as to reduce the prevalence of HIV/Aids over the next four years.The oil- and diamond-rich nation went to the polls earlier last month and returned the ruling MPLA party to power with more than four-fifths of the votes, giving it 191 seats in the 220-member legislature. Unita, the largest opposition party, only managed to garner 10% of the vote, which gave the former rebel movement 16 seats.Fernando Dias dos Santos, the former prime minister and newly appointed Speaker, said at the swearing-in of parliament in the capital, Luanda, on 30 September, that “Angola is turning an important page in her history by starting a new cycle of a better life for all.”The legislative elections were the first since 1992, and six years after Unita founder and leader Jonas Savimbi was killed in a skirmish, ending the country’s long-running civil war. Presidential elections are scheduled for 2009, although it is unclear whether President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has held power for 30 years, will contest the ballot.According to Angola’s state press association, the deputy health minister, Evelise Fresta, told parliament the government intended “to reinforce the vaccination and disease prevention programmes, improve aid and expand rehabilitation and social assistance to patients.”“These goals are intended to combat HIV/Aids, reduce the prevalence by 3%, address 70% of the cases of tuberculosis and cure 85% of the sick,” the press association said.Fresta said the government aimed to achieve a ratio of three doctors to 10 000 people; currently there is one physician for every 10 000 inhabitants.About 2.1% of Angola’s 15-million people are infected with HIV, according to UNAids, a relatively low figure for the region. This is attributed to the years of conflict, in that “the relatively slow spread of HIV might have resulted from a lack of mobility during the war.”Oil revenuesIn September Angola was widely acknowledged as Africa’s biggest oil producer, overtaking Nigeria, whose production had declined as a consequence of the upsurge in rebel activity in its oil-producing areas, mainly by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).However, revenues from Angola’s estimated production of 1.9 million barrels per day have done little to alleviate poverty. About 70% of the population live on US$2 or less a day, rising to 94% in rural areas, and according to the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, health services cover only 30% of the rural population.Source: Irin NewsDo you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] linksAngolan Embassy Washington DClast_img read more

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Spa Bath Shower Make Up Wash Face Cosmetic Headband Hair Band Pink, A tad short but just ok

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IPL 2017 Live Streaming, MI vs DD: Where and when to watch

first_imgIn-form Mumbai Indians will look to exploiting their home conditions when they take on Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.Sitting at the top with five wins in six matches, Mumbai will look for their sixth consecutive win in the ongoing edition as the home side seems superior to the visiting side on current form and paper.The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai had a nagging concern about the non-performance of their top-order — but it also clicked in the last match against Punjab.Mumbai’s middle-order batsmen, especially Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, have been in prime form.The bowling department seemed balanced as Mumbai have a bunch of experienced bowlers in their line-up.Veteran pacer Harbhajan Singh has been fantastic in the first six overs, while Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah have been consistent in the death overs. Mitchell McClenaghan has also provided the breakthroughs at the crucial moments.On the other hand, Delhi, who are currently at the fourth spot with two wins and three losses, lost their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) despite a good performance.Packed with young batsmen like Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer, the Zaheer Khan-led Delhi’s strength lies in their array of talented seam-bowling all-rounders.Bowlers like Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews and Pat Cummins provide the depth and balance to the side. But the exciting team sometimes faces an absence of a pivot around which the team will bat.advertisementSo, in the clash, Delhi will be eyeing a win this time to regain their winning momentum.Where to watch online?The match will be streamed online on Hotstar.Which channel has the TV rights in India?The match will be broadcast live on TV by Sony Pictures Network (Sony Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD).Where to follow match updates online?For best and timely updates follow – http://indiatoday.intoday.in/ipl2017/The match coverage begins at 19.30 IST.last_img read more

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Mira Sorvino Writes OpEd California Can Be Leader In Sexual Harassment Protection

first_imgMira Sorvino wrote an Op-Ed in the LA Times this week, covering how California has the potential to be the leader in sexual harassment protection.We now stand a year in from the publication of the fateful articles in the New York Times and the New Yorker that first exposed the predation of film world titan Harvey Weinstein,” she wrote. “I was one of the women interviewed by journalist Ronan Farrow, and I contributed my story because I wanted to make change in the world into which my daughters and sons will come of age.“To institute lasting change, and promote protection and equality under the law for everyone, we must enact legislation that reflects our newfound awareness. Since last winter, I have been championing a slate of bills in the California Legislature under the hashtag #TakeTheLead, which refers to the state’s opportunity to move to the forefront of protecting women’s and all workers’ rights. Co-sponsored by Equal Rights Advocates and the California Employment Lawyers Assn., this is the toughest slate of anti-sexual harassment bills in the nation.“Five critical bills concerning workplace harassment — AB 1870, SB 224, SB 1343, SB 1300 and AB 3080 — sit on the governor’s desk… Yet we in the survivor community hear that Brown is under intense lobbying pressure to veto at least one of the bills, SB 1300, which would do away with non-disparagement clauses that are slipped into routine paperwork employees must sign when they’re hired, offered a raised or given a bonus. The clauses can come with a hefty fine (up to $1 million) if employees do speak out — against, for example, an abusive boss — even if the statements are true and the conduct broke the law. Untold numbers of victims have been silenced this way, especially those who lack the financial resources for a long, drawn-out legal battle to fight the unfairness of the clause.“Gov. Brown has spoken out vehemently against corruption, dishonesty and abuse of power in government. Now we urge him to oppose corrupt corporate interests that seek to stifle survivors’ voices and protect illegal, inhuman behavior. We ask him to stand with the millions of people around the world who have raised their voices in a brave chorus of #MeToo and #TimesUp, and to add to his legacy the fearless protection of all working people. We count on him to sign all five bills, and to turn a dream of our movement into reality.”To read the full Op-Ed, click here.last_img read more

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