DUBAI, UAE, CMC – Batsman Lendl Simmons has become the latest player to withdraw from the West Indies squad for next week’s Twenty20 World Cup in India.The 31-year-old has failed to recover from a back injury and missed the ongoing preparation camp here. He will remain in Trinidad and Tobago to recuperate.Simmons, one of the leading Twenty20 openers, joins Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo, who have all pulled out of the squad.Pollard withdrew because of injury, Narine requested more time to work on his action while Bravo opted to play for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the Regional four-day championship.
Liberian golfers, both professionals and amateurs, came in their numbers from golf clubs in the country last Sunday to the Seaview Golf Club, located near the Unity Conference Center, Virginia outside Monrovia.The rains held back, providing the assembly of golfers a perfect atmosphere as they scrambled to register for the mini-tournament organized by the Liberia Golfers Association, said its training director George Smart.Among the golfers were national captain David Gwee; Papa Gibson and Aaron Anderson both professional golfers.“This is a pre-mini tournament that gets us prepare for the July 26 Monrovia Breweries Incorporated (MBI) Open,” Smart said.Among the enthusiastic number of golfers were those from the Firestone Golf Club, who stood chatting excitedly with friends. There were others from golf clubs in Grand Bassa County. The Seaview Golf Club is Liberia’s prestigious and only 18 Holes golf course.The club sat on one hundred acres of a beautiful landscape at the edge of where the St. Paul River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Established in June 2004, the Liberian Golf Association has been headed by Dr. C. Nelson Oniyama.“We are moving ahead for July, 26,” Chairman Oniyama told the Daily Observer in a brief interview, “and as you can see many golfers have come to register to participate in this mini-tournament.”The mini-tournament got underway few minutes afterward and the assembled golfers and their caddies began the competition with enthusiasm.“There will be two rounds of 9 to add up to the 18 holes,” the Daily Observer learned.Other golfers included Yusuf, George Smart, L. Uthey, Vanessa, who happened to be the only female in the tournament, A. Sam and R. Klee. For the next two hours, the golfers moved after each other and golf balls flew across the Course.At the end of the first round of 9 holes, David Gwee was out of 38 points, Yusuf, 43 points and George Smart 52 points.L. Uthey had 39 points out, Vanessa had 41 points out and A. Sam and R. Klee had completed 44 and 41 outs points respectively.An interesting side attraction was the presence of a golfer known as ‘The Veteran,’ Mr. Sheka N. B. Kargbo. Kargbo is a professional golfer who graduated from the Sierra Leonean Golf Association in 1982.He was so excited about the mini-tournament and told the Daily Observer, “With this tournament we anticipate a better future for golfers in Liberia.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The leadership of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZC) in Liberia has launched what it terms “Collaboration at the Connectional Level,” with other Methodist churches in the United States of America (USA). The collaboration meeting, which was held in the US, brought together the prelates of the AME Zion Church, the AME Church, the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CMEC) and the United Methodist Church. “The collaboration is being launched under the auspices of the West African (W/A) Methodist Collaboration Against Ebola, the co-chair,” Dr. Benjamin D. Lartey said. He made the disclosure recently when the AME Zion Church, through its Anti-Ebola Taskforce, distributed huge donations of food and non-food items to four other presiding elders’ districts in the country, valued over US$25,000. Of this amount, the 25 pieces of the electronic non-contact thermometers, one of which was donated to Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), contained 85 percent of the total cost of the intervention. Items distributed included 25 pieces of the thermometers, several bags of 25Kg rice, buckets with faucets, gallons of vegetable oil, disinfectants, etc. According to Dr. Lartey, districts that benefited during the Churches Task Force intervention, included Monrovia, Brewerville, Todee and Bomi. The Taskforce is headed by Mr. Osbert K. Newlands and co-chaired by Dr. Lartey. The Taskforce, Dr. Lartey said, was established to respond to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in an aggressive manner. It also identifies with members of the various churches, aimed at eradicating the EVD from Liberia. “Our first activity was to cater to our churches and the members, and so the intervention was carried out in four of our districts,” Dr. Lartey disclosed. Under the Monrovia District alone, which Dr. Lartey spear-headed, churches that benefited included the Brown Memorial, Evangelical, Christ Temple, Bridgeway, Elijah, University, Full Gospel, Salvation and St. Philips.The members expressed gratitude to the leadership of the AMEZC in Liberia and the presiding prelate of the Western West Africa Episcopal District, AMEZC, Rev. Dr. Seth O. Lartey. The Todee distribution exercise was headed by Rev. Emmanuel F. Johnson I, while Rev. Melvin Kennedy led the team to Brewerville and Bomi respectively. Other churches that benefited were Annie Blackwell, Sardayah and Faith, Immanuel, New Century, God’s Power, Messiah Temple, Good Shepherd, Burning Bush and Bread of Life, among other churches. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– at Land of CanaanPolice in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank) recovered a high-powered weapon during a patrol along the East Bank of Demerara late Saturday night.According to Public Relations Officer (PRO), Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, around 23:30h, a group of Police ranks were on patrol duty when they observedThe sub-machine gun and ammunition foundtwo males standing at a street corner at Land of Canaan. Upon observing the ranks approaching them, the men dropped a bag and quickly made good their escape through a nearby unlit street. The ranks were able to retrieve the bag and upon examination, they found that it contained a sub-machine gun and a magazine with nine live 9mm rounds.The ranks subsequently combed the area, but the two suspects were nowhere to be found. The gun and ammunition have since been lodged. A ballistics test is expected to be conducted on the weapon to ascertain whether it was used in the commission of any crime.
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An exciting new entrepreneur support programme designed to create sustainable knowledge and technology businesses is to be set up between Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Sligo IT.New Frontiers is perfect for anyone who has an idea or is in the process of developing a new product in the following sectors: food & consumer products, information & communication technology, engineering & electronics, medical devices, biotechnology, pharma, digital media and eligible internationally traded services.The programme is funded and coordinated by Enterprise Ireland. This programme will be most beneficial to high-potential entrepreneurs with the commitment and capability required to develop and deliver sustainable businesses. In the future it is anticipated that the programme will produce a pipeline of companies eligible for Enterprise Ireland’s high-potential start-up (HPSU) supports.According to Patsy Donaghy, CoLab Manager, “The focus of the New Frontiers programme is developing people into entrepreneurs – laying the foundations and imparting the entrepreneurship skills needed to move from business concept to reality. In essence surrounding these people with the expertise and information they need to turn their idea into a viable business.”The core element of New Frontiers is a six-month intensive programme which will focus on developing the person’s entrepreneurial abilities, equipping them with the skills they need to run, and crucially to develop, sustainable businesses. The programme will be delivered over 3 phases.LYIT and IT Sligo is now inviting people to apply for the first phase of the programme (28 places) where their business idea and their capabilities as a potential entrepreneur will be tested. During this part-time 8 week phase the participants will benefit from workshops on the business value proposition, market research & validation, sales training and financial management. The deadline is 12 April, 2012.After phase one is completed, participants will then be selected for the second phase (12 places) based on the viability of their business, where they will receive financial support of €15,000 from Enterprise Ireland as they focus all their efforts on developing a business during this six-month period. They will also be given office space in the Institute of Technology’s incubation centre, mentoring and access to networking opportunities with potential investors.The New Frontiers programme is now inviting applications before the deadline of 12 April for a programme start on 5 May. To apply for the New Frontiers programme contact Patsy Donaghy at LYIT on 074 91 86703 or email Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org LYIT CALLS ALL ENTREPRENEURS FOR NEW ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME was last modified: April 1st, 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:LYITNEW FRONTIERS
Shay Given believes Alan Pardew should be given more time to turn around Newcastle’s season.Former Newcastle United player Shay Given believes Alan Pardew should be given more time to try and sort out Newcastle’s problems.Newcastle are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League after a disastrous start to the season.Pressure is mounting on owner Mike Ashley to part company with Pardew. Newcastle fans have held protests calling for Pardew’s head, but former Newcastle legend Shay Given believes he should be given more time.Given said, “Mike Ashley has given him a huge contract, and has shown a lot of trust in him.“Newcastle have had a terrible start, but it’s too early to hit the panic button and sack him.“I think he deserves more time as he’s done a decent job in his time at the club, if the results continue like they have done, then it will be inevitable he get’s the sack. SHAY THINKS ALAN PARDEW SHOULD BE ‘GIVEN’ MORE TIME was last modified: October 1st, 2014 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:Alan PardewNewcastleSackedShay GivenSport
McGuinness delivering a presentation at the FAI Pro-License course.Former Chelsea and Spurs goalkeeper Caro Cudicini has lavished praise on Jim McGuinness after being blown away by a presentation given by the former Donegal manager.McGuinness delivered a presentation at the FAI Coach-Education – Pro License course which the former Premier League winner attended yesterday.Cudicini was clearly impressed with his presentation and tweeted how he found the charismatic Celtic FC Sports Psychologist interesting and motivating. Cudicini tweeted, “Just listened to Jim McGuinness presentation at the @FAICoachEd Pro-License course.“Very Interesting and motivating. His work is outstanding.Cudicini has worked with the Jose Mourihno who famously refers to himself as the ‘special one’.However, McGuinness who took Donegal for footballing obscurity to All-Ireland glory in two short years as manager is regarded by many GAA followers as the ‘special one’ in Donegal. McGuinness has began taking coaching courses and believes if he develops a better understanding of soccer it will help him improve in his role at Celtic FC.However, many see it as McGuinness using the badges to get the qualifications required to gain a pathway into professional coaching. FORMER PREMIER LEAGUE WINNER HUGELY IMPRESSED BY JIM MCGUINNESS was last modified: June 3rd, 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:Carlo CudiciniFAI Pro-LicenseGAAHome-page SportJim McGuinnessnews
Shane Byrne and Ronnie Whelan are bringing their Celebrity Charity Golf Classic back to Donegal this October. On October 3rd an A-List of celebrities will be joined by local golfers and businessmen and women at the stunning links course on the Sheephaven Bay Peninsula, The Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort in Downings.You just never know who you will play alongside. Its a great boost for the area and also for those teams who get to take part in a fun day of golf and celebrate afterwards with a Buffet dinner and entertainment for guests.It is expected that a list of well-known celebrities will join this duo on October 3rd 2019.This year’s chosen charity is Fighting Blindness Ireland, a patient-led charity with a vision to cure blindness, supporting people living with sight loss and empowering patients.They are the only Irish charity funding research into treatments for sight loss. To date, they have invested over €18 million in more than 100 research and clinical projects. They provide professional counselling and therapeutic services for individuals and families living with vision impairment and blindness.They advocate for equity of access to timely and appropriate diagnosis, healthcare, therapies and support services and, through education and information provision, they work to empower the 247,000 children and adults in Ireland who are blind or visually impaired.Irwin Expert Electrical has been sponsoring this event for a number of years along with Flo Gas and Boc Pix. Declan Irwin is calling out to anyone who would like to take part to either enter a team or sponsor a tee. The craic not to mention the prizes for the winners are amazing.Irwin Expert Electrical are in business for over 40 years, with a showroom based in Letterkenny and another in Buncrana.They are the No. 1 Electrical Retail outlet in the North West and are delighted to be associated with this charity. If you are interested in putting in a team, you can call Gary Keating from GK Events and PR who is the main organiser of this event by calling +353872287541 or emailing email@example.com.Shane Byrne and Ronnie Whelan to host charity golf tournament in Donegal was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)