Nhyira Fm Community Gala: Ahinsan crowned champions

first_imgThe  maiden edition of  Nhyira Fm’s Community Gala saw  team Ahinsan crowned as champions on Saturday in Kumasi.The three-day football competition attracted 16 communities in the Kumasi Metropolis who competed for supremacy at the Asem School Park.The grand finale witnessed Ahinsan Community defeating the Suame Community by 2-1, to run home with a giant trophy and a cash prize of GHC2, 000 whiles Suame settled for GHC1, 000 for placing second. But the most cheered team,the Tech community, had to settle for the third slot after they beat Adum on penalties. Tech took home GHC500 for placing third.Prince Anaman of Ahinsan was adjudged the Best Player of the entire competition.   Community members who trooped to the park were excited to be part of a live broadcast of the station’s Power Sports programme at the competition grounds.Business Development Manager for Multimedia Kumasi, Jim Aglah, said the gala was part of Nhyira Fm’s commitment to add value to community life and excite listeners through the game of soccer and promised that the event will be organized regularly following the successes  attained in the  maiden edition  in terms of  patronage by the various communities.last_img read more

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Law officers put special effort on finding drunks, texters & other dangerous drivers

first_imgLaw officers across Iowa will start a two-week enforcement effort on the state’s highways today as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Patrick Hoye, spokesman for the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, says August and Labor Day weekend are among the deadliest times to travel Iowa’s roads.“It really is for traffic in the state of Iowa, one of the highest travel count days and months for the state,” Hoye says. “Unfortunately, because of the additional traffic, that means there are additional crashes and unfortunately, a lot of those are alcohol-related.” Law officers will concentrate on several key problem areas.“They will be looking for violations such as impaired driving and not being buckled up and texting and driving,” Hoye says. “Those are all things that, over the course of history, we have found to be very dangerous activities.” He offers a few simple recommendations for motorists.“It really is imperative that if you’re going out and are going to be drinking that you have a plan before you leave the house,” Hoye says. “Whether it be having a designated driver, spending the night, or if you’re in a city that has Uber or Lyft, those are certainly the things that we want to do.” Hoye says there were five traffic fatalities in Iowa over Labor Day weekend last year.last_img read more

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HALF OF DONEGAL’S POST OFFICES WILL CLOSE IF GOVERNMENT TAKES AWAY SOCIAL WELFARE PAYMENTS CONTRACT

first_imgUp to half of Donegal’s post offices will be forced to close if An Post loses the contract for making Social Welfare payments, the Irish Postmasters’ Union said yesterday.IPU General Secretary Brian McGann said the post-office network would be “decimated” and hundreds of job losses if the Department of Social Protection pushes ahead with plans to put the welfare payments contract out to tender.The future of the contract is currently being considered by the Department of Social Protection and a decision is expected shortly. Speaking at yesterday’s (SUN) IPU annual conference in Letterkenny’s Radisson Hotel, Mr McGann said any plans by Government to withdraw the social welfare payment contract will also have a disastrous affect on the social fabric of the country.“Any decision to move away from using the Post Office as the primary channel for making Social Welfare payments will be politically disastrous on the scale of Charlie McCreevy’s ill fated plan to decentralise Government Departments.“Many Social Welfare recipients want to use their local Post Offices because it’s friendly, convenient and accessible.“Local Post Offices also play a vital role in preventing fraud because of the face to face nature of its role. Postmasters are highly committed to detecting and stamping out fraud. We see the people, meet the people and we know them because they are part of our community. “This deters fraudsters who often rely on faceless, impersonal systems of payment to perpetrate their fraud,” Mr McGann said.The President of the IPU, Brian Cannon, whose post office has been in his family for 100 years in Leitermacaward, said he will lose 80% of his business is social welfare payments are taken from An Post.“That’s the reality of the situation. The local post office network is making strides to keep up with the demands of modern life.“But if the social welfare payment contract is taken away, it will be a massive blow to us – a blow which many post offices could not survive. Personally it would mean a reduction of 80% of my business,” he said.IPU General Secretary Mr McGann called on the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, to give a greater role to Post Offices in delivering welfare services. “We want to add value to what we do and there is no reason why Post Offices cannot also provide additional services for the Department such as signing on, means testing, identity checking etc.,” he said.“All our offices are automated, open 5½ days each week and we are an accessible part of every community throughout the Country. However, we won’t be open for business if the Department pulls the plug on the Welfare payments contract.“The last thing that communities across the country need is a decision that will force the closure of hundreds of Post Offices,” the IPU General Secretary said.The theme of the two day conference was ‘Open For Business’ with delegates also hearing calls to allow local post offices be a hub for many other services including the payment of motor tax. EndsHALF OF DONEGAL’S POST OFFICES WILL CLOSE IF GOVERNMENT TAKES AWAY SOCIAL WELFARE PAYMENTS CONTRACT was last modified: May 2nd, 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)Tags:Brian CannonIPU Presidentpost officeslast_img read more

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TOP BROADCASTER BRANDS DONEGAL’S INTERVIEW ON LATE LATE A “DISGRACE”

first_imgThe controversy surrounding the Donegal team’s brief appearance on RTE’s Late Late Show has been reignited by one of Ireland’s top broadcasters.Well-known and hugely respected former UTV sports commentator Adrian Logan has branded the interview a disgrace.Logan, affectionately known as Logie, tweeted that RTE should forget about interviewing All-Ireland champions if this was the best they could do. He tweeted “Ryan Tubridy’s so-called interview with Donegal was a disgrace. If that’s the best he and RTE can do then forget about it.”Many of Donegal’s army of fans are outraged after their team’s very brief appearance on RTE’s Late Late Show.The team made the 300 mile round-trip on Friday for the show but were only given a little more than four minutes of television time by host Ryan Tubridy.The RTE appearance came after the team had completed a marathon four day bus journey across Donegal visiting most of its towns and village with the Sam Maguire Cup. Captain Michael Murphy and manager Jim McGuinness were interviewed on the floor of the RTE studio with the entire team behind them.However this compares to a full fourteen minute sit-down interview with last year’s champions Dublin.Fans have jammed social media sites complaining about the Donegal side’s treatment.While none of the Donegal team or management have expressed an opinion on the rapid appearance, many of their fans are annoyed.  TOP BROADCASTER BRANDS DONEGAL’S INTERVIEW ON LATE LATE A “DISGRACE” was last modified: September 30th, 2012 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:Adrian LogandonegalLate Late ShowRTERyan TubridyUTVlast_img read more

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