City of Life newly constructed water processing plant at Upper Caldwell in Monrovia– Urges GOVT to Treat Liberian Business entities with dignityCity of Life Mineral Water Incorporated (CLMWI) after a week’s closure and the seizure of vital equipment from its facilities on Bushrod Island will take legal action against the National Public Health Institute (NPHI).In a strongly worded statement at a press conference in Monrovia on Sunday, proprietor Omaru Sheriff told newsmen that a legal team has been assembled to seek redress in the court. In a writ of summons issued on July 21 at the New Kru Town Magisterial Court, Sheriff claimed an action of economic sabotage against NPHI. The writ alleged that NPHI’s action is a violation of 14.51, 15.80 and 14.27 of the New Penal Code Law of Liberia.Accordingly, the writ said officials of NPHI must appear in court to show cause why they should not be held for economic sabotage against the company. The statement said CLMWI is a reputable and legitimate business entity that is in compliance with the General Business Law of Liberia and policies governing the water industry and all safety, environmental, health and sanitary standards established by the government.The court document said the CLMWI cooperated under the watchful eyes of the joint inspection and mapping exercise of its establishment in the protection of packaged drinking water for commercial purposes in Liberia. Besides, it noted that as a one hundred percent Liberian owned company and being mindful of the health and safety of the general public, CLMWI has consistently seen to it that the company complied with all regulatory agencies overseeing the sachet water industry.“Our company has come out successfully, with all of the preconditions, qualifications, and benchmarks that are required to satisfy prior to being allowed to continue production,” the statement said.The writ said the CLMWI has on many occasions disagreed with an increment in the price of mineral water in the country owing to fact that such increment would hurt many Liberians. Court documents quoted the complainant, however, as saying that the recent action by the NPHI is a gross witch hunt and intimidation of a legitimate Liberian business that continues to offer safe drinking water, and is a duly registered business entity in the country.Mr. Sheriff told reporters that the action by the NPHI was not a collective decision of stakeholders in the water sector. He further told reporters that those that are out to hike the price of mineral water want to punish the CLMWI by using some Liberian government agencies in the country. Proprietor Sheriff called on the government to swiftly intervene and bring the situation under control.Mr. Sheriff recalled that on February 13, 2017, the National Standard Laboratory conducted its testing relative to the quality of CLMWI water and declared that the water was safe for drinking. Mr. Sheriff has urged the government and stakeholders in the water sector to treat Liberian businesses with dignity and protect them against some greedy minded Liberians in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa with Betin Marketing Director Carlo Buttaci during the unveiling of the Harambee Stars partnership on March 12, 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – Betting firm Betin has been unveiled as the official Harambee Stars partner for its journey to the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in June in a deal worth Sh20mn.According to Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa, Sh5mn of the 20mn will be used for kitting while the rest will be used to help the team prepare for the competition from this month’s game against Ghana, the camp in France and the final tournament in Egypt. “With Mariga (MacDonald) being an icon of Kenyan football and Betin brand ambassador, this is a huge thing for us and the national team. We are happy to welcome BetIn to the family and we thank them for finding value to come on board especially for the Cup of Nations,” Mwendwa said.Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa and Betin Marketing Director Carlo Buttaci exchange documens after signing a Sh20mn sponsorship deal for the Harambee Stars on Macrh 12, 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“We are extremely proud with this exciting partnership and the timing is perfect as we join Kenyans to watch the team prepare and play at the Cup of Nations for first time in 15 years. This will mark the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial partnership between Betin and football in Kenya,” Betin Marketing Director Carlo Buttaci said.He added; “In the near future we aim to develop a strategy to benefit not only the upper tier of football in Kenya but also the grassroot which is equally important for the future stars of the national team. We will focus our efforts to ensure we give a platform for them to be able to one day line up with in the national team,”Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne and Betin Marketing Director Carlo Buttaci after signing a Sh20mn sponsorship deal for the Harambee Stars on March 12, 2019. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe same sentiments were echoed by FKF boss Mwendwa who welcomed Betin to enter into a longer partnership with the national team as well as explore other avenues of helping to grow the local game.Secretary general Robert Muthomi added; “We also believe that with the value delivered to the brand, they will see more opportunities for partnership with Kenyan football at different level. We have the Harambee Starlets and a very competitive National Super League. Our women’s league continues to grow in popularity and we have now created the third tier of women’s football.”The partnership will steer Stars through the final qualification match against Ghana later this month, iinto the training camp scheduled for France from May 15 and the ultimate tournament in Egypt in June.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)
The Football Association is urging English clubs to unearth the next generation of home-grown stars by enforcing new rules which intend to reduce the number of non-EU players in the Premier League.Stricter regulations, approved by the Home Office on Friday, will come into force from May 1 and will make it more difficult for foreign players – who are seen to be blocking English talent – to secure work permits this summer.FA chairman Greg Dyke said he wants club to discover the ‘next Harry Kane’, following the young Tottenham striker’s remarkable breakthrough top flight season.The 21-year-old Spurs sensation is currently the Premier League’s joint top goalscorer and was rewarded for his fine form with a debut call-up to the England senior side this week.Dyke also wants to persuade the Premier League to drop the number of non-home grown players allowed in a 25-man squad from 17 to 13 and to adjust the definition of ‘home-grown’ so that players only qualify if they are registered for three years prior to turning 18, rather than 21.The Premier League is understood to have serious reservations about both changes to the home-grown players rule, including whether there would be legal implications.The proposals come from the FA’s England Commission, launched in 2013 to help English youngsters succeed at the highest level and achieve Dyke’s ambitious target of winning the 2022 World Cup.English players currently represent just 35 per cent of those playing in the top flight and Dyke wants that figure to rise to “around 40 per cent” in the next five years.The home-grown proposals may prove difficult to push through, however, which is where Dyke hopes Kane’s 29 goals in all competitions this season can prove persuasive.Dyke said: “We will go round [the clubs] and try to convince them. We will ask: ‘Are you sure you haven’t got a Harry Kane playing in your youth side?’.“It must help negotiations mustn’t it? Suddenly an English kid who was out on loan at four different places, who was touch and go to get a game in the first team, is suddenly the top scorer in English football.“It’s great news. How many more Harry Kanes are there out there, who just can’t get a game?”The FA calculates that 33 per cent of players who gained entry under the old rules would have been turned down under the new system.Those include Mame Diouf, Geoff Cameron and Brek Shea at Stoke, Bryan Oviedo at Everton, Roger Espinoza at Wigan and Ryo Miyaichi at Arsenal.The FA will now set about convincing the Premier League to increase the home-grown quota in 25-man squads from eight to 12, and to lower the age at which players must be attached to FA clubs from 18 to 15.Under the current rules, Cesc Fabregas, Gael Clichy and Asmir Begovic all count as home-grown players in the Premier League despite earning more than 150 caps between them for Spain, France and Bosnia and Herzegovina respectively.“The Premier League has already embraced the idea of home-grown player requirements, but the current rules are not having the desired impact,” Dyke said.“These proposed changes will encourage clubs to play the genuine home-grown talent that is being developed through their and other academies.” 1 Young Tottenham striker Harry Kane
Kevin is a freelance graphic & website designer, mural artist, and illustrator. From his studio in Dungloe, he has been painting, drawing, and creating since he could hold a pencil!He uses many different mediums, with airbrush being his main tool for creating murals. He adds; “I have to confess to being a total technology and design nerd too!” Not one to be shy, Kevin has a great affection for the stage and has performed over the years in many productions with the Balor Theatre’s Balor DCA and Butt Drama Circle. Although he doesn’t get to act as much as he would like to these days, when he does, he is in his element as he revels in the process of bringing thoughts and ideas to life.Kevin’s motto is “do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life”.This is Kevin’s Donegal…(1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?It has to be Maghery beach, about 5 miles outside Dungloe. Beautiful for a walk, it can be wild in the winter, but great for blowing of the cobwebs. There’s a nice wee pub called The Strand Bar too, good for a hot whiskey. (2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?Perhaps the temperature could be a little higher at times, but the unpredictable weather is part of it’s charm.(3) Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Don’t want to name any one person, but I admire anyone who has ventured into business large or small, they should be encouraged and applauded.(4) Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?I don’t follow football, and despise country music so neither really mean much to me. They are both talented in their chosen profession.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?I guess the football thing.(6) What was Donegal’s saddest moment?The needless tragic road deaths that have such devastating effects on communities all over Donegal.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Irish Fish Canners from Dungloe, and Donegal rapeseed oil, although any local food producer deserves recognition!(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?I don’t think I can name one single person, I think that many different people in many different ways influence the world some; in small ways, some big.Musician Rory Gallagher had a big influence in music the world over, and of course Clannad. (9) Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Moya Doherty.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Dave Gallaher was a New Zealand rugby union footballer best remembered as the captain of the “Original All Blacks”(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?I would have to say Castle Murray. They have this wonderful starter with Langoustine Prawn & Killybegs Monkfish, best dish I have ever tasted, and stunning views, a real nice place.(12) Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Basking Sharks, noble gentle creatures.(13) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“It will be grand”.(14) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?I guess we all have our own challenges, feeling good about yourself should be the goal I guess.(15) What is your favourite Donegal food?Steak, crab claws. (16) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?I have a strong dislike of country music, it scrapes on the brain, there is too much of it.(17) Do you have a favourite local band?Can’t say I do, I don’t get out enough! I don’t think I know of any to be honest.(18) What inspired you to pursue a career in graphic design?I have alway be in the creative arts in some way or another, be it painting, acting or designing. I enjoy the process of creating something original that has a meaning and purpose. I am passionate about design and art in all its forms.(19) If you had a million euro to spend improving something in Donegal what would it be?Maybe spread it among community groups and commissioning a piece of art that tells a positive story about that area.(20) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? Donegal has produced some very impressive people who have influenced the art word, it has also inspired song, written word and painting. It has touched people in many ways. I’m proud of that influence and I am lucky to have it on my doorstep.If you’d like to check out more of Kevin’s work you can check out his website, Facebook page, or Twitter.My Donegal… with graphic designer Kevin Gallagher was last modified: August 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ACTORairbrush artdungloegraphic artistkevin gallagherMY DONEGAL
18 June 2009 It’s every schoolboy’s dream – playing with the superstars of the Brazilian national football team – and for a lucky group of soccer-mad youngsters from Tshwane/Pretoria, that seemingly impossible dream came true this week. When the call from the management of the famous Seleçao came that the team was looking for some young opponents to help them at their first training session in Pretoria, the honour of “helping out” fell to the under-17 team of local Premiership champions SuperSport United. The Brazilians were made to sweat for their hard-fought 4-3 win against African champions Egypt in their first game of the Fifa Confederations Cup in Mangaung/Bloemfontein on Monday night. So when they limbered up for their first session in Tshwane before Thursday’s game against the United States at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, some of the team’s first-choice stars like Kaka, Dani Alves, Robinho and Lucio were given a relatively easy night, taking a few laps around the field, as the team’s reserve squad took on the SuperSport youngsters in a light practice match. But Brazil’s “reserves” are no ordinary set of benchwarmers; they’re global superstars in their own right. Sixteen-year-old defender Brandon Joshua certainly won’t forget the day he “marked” – or tried to mark anyway – Brazil’s AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato, tipped as Brazil’s next really big football name. “I could not believe it when we ran out on the field together, it was really tremendous,” Joshua said after spending 30 minutes closer than he ever thought he would get to Pato’s quicksilver feet. “These guys play in top clubs and for their country, and now they play against me, a 16-year-old. This is such a big step for us, we do not usually get the opportunity see such big players, let alone play against them. This has been the greatest moment of my football career so far.” If Joshua had it tough, some of his SuperSport teammates couldn’t have enjoyed the sight of Real Madrid’s Julio Baptista bearing down on them in full flight, either. Thankfully, the Brazilians went relatively easy on the local boys, rattling in three goals in the 30-minute session before calling it a night. And what a night it was for the local youngsters, who won’t forget their Confederations Cup experience in a hurry. “This has been the greatest feeling ever, and I will cherish this moment for the rest of my life,” said 16-year-old midfielder Mbusa Manyoni, still in awe at meeting Kaka before the game. “This has been a once in a lifetime opportunity; my dream has come earlier than expected,” said 16-year-old Miguel Timm. “It has been a great motivation for me, and I will work very hard to be able to play against these guys for real in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.”Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee
The alleged assaults occurred at this Lethbridge arena. (Alberta Tourism)APTN NewsLethbridge police say they’ve charged a second man in connection with an incident where a referee and coach were assaulted over the weekend during a youth hockey tournament.In a statement on its website, the Alberta police service said Todd William Cross Child, 36, of Lethbridge is charged with two counts of assault.Police say they’ve also charged Robert Farrell Creighton, 55, of Standoff, Alta., with one count of assault.Both men are due to appear in court Oct. 9.The incident, which was caught on cellphone video, happened Sept. 8 at the Crossings Ice Centre.Police said a 10-year-old male player was involved in “a verbal altercation with a ref which escalated to the youth striking the ref twice with his stick and the ref pushing him to the ice.”At that point, police said a group of adults, including coaches and a relative of the 10-year-old player, came onto the ice. A coach from the opposing team was shoved to the ground and the ref was punched multiple times before the altercation was broken up.The 10-year-old boy was examined by emergency responders and was not injured. The ref and coach both sustained non-life-threatening injuries.