The president of the Liberia Karate-do Federation (LKF) Master William Philip Anderson is poised to train at least 50 kids in martial arts in three counties, beginning with Grand Bassa.He named Maryland and Montserrado as the remaining counties to introduce martial in the next six months.He told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview over the weekend in Buchanan that the program is his passion to develop professional karate athletes.“For the past three weeks, every Saturday, I have been offering free training to interested kids from every part of Bassa at this court,” he said, “I intend to do the same in Maryland and Montserrado.”He added: “Karate helps the practitioner to benefit physically and develops self discipline and for the kids.”He promised to revamp the Black Belt Association, which comprises of amateur black belt holders from every aspect of martial arts, including karate, taekwondo, kick-boxing and wushu.Master Anderson is Liberia’s retired 7-time Karate champion and Africa’s kick-boxing champion.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…as Govt’s reluctance to resolve issue intensifiesOne day after the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) came out declaring that Finance Minister Winston Jordan had denied a request to meet, though the Private Sector Commission (PSC) had sought to set it up, the Minister has since come out to say it is premature.Jordan told media operatives on Wednesday that he did not receive a letter from the BBCI itself requesting any meeting, but that he in fact received one from the PSC.“I got a letter from the PSC requesting a meeting. I sent a response indicating that the request was premature and that the matter is being honoured by the Attorney General Chambers,” he indicated.BBCI’s Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Paul Cheong who highlighted concerns with what he said were lies being peddled in a section of media with regards to the reason why the company was forced to increase its tolls.He said, “It would be of interest to the public to know that BBCI asked the PSC toFinance Minister Winston Jordanuse its good offices to arrange an urgent meeting with the Minister of Finance in the matter of the toll adjustment and that the Minister of Finance has refused to entertain the request.”Ever since the announcement by the BBCI Chairman, Dr Surendra Persaud, the company hopes to implement an increase, the Government has shown a high level of reluctance to meet with the company, and has made known its intention not to buy out the Bridge.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has stated that a Government buyout of the BBCI is not economically feasible and the Government’s proposed annual subsidy is the best option to reduce tolls for travellers. He said Government has a restrictive financial budget.Questioned further during a recent press conference, the Minister said that no consideration will be given to taking over the Bridge. However, in the same breath he said Government is committed to a reduction of the tolls and not the other way around.He further explained that if such consideration is ever given, Government will have to honor payments to shareholders and a number of other issues will have to be ironed out. According to him, the final pay-out for the Bridge would be significantly greater than it appears now.However, there have been persistent calls for Government to move in that direction to avoid placing a heavy burden on Guyanese living in the Berbice region and others.Outspoken political activist and former Presidential Advisor Ramon Gaskin, a trained economist is suggesting a total buyout of the bridge by Government so as to resolve the issue.“You don’t need to make a profit, just cover maintenance and pay the NIS interest on their investment and you could lower the rate to where it was and it could go lower,” he advised.On the other hand, Gaskin also suggested that NIS could put in for receivership. This is a remedy available to secured creditors to recover amounts outstanding under a secured loan in the event the company defaults on its loan payments.Overseas-based economist Professor Tarron Khemraj also feels that Government should buy over the Berbice Bridge in its entirety. He said the Bridge is now financially unsustainable, as compared to when the proposal for its construction was implemented.He said that once the Government owns the bridge, some decisions would have to be made to address the high operating costs. According to him, decisions would have to be made with the objective of motivating private sector employment in Berbice.A former advisor to the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj is also opposed to increasing the Bridge tolls, especially because the traffic flow to accommodate the higher tolls is not there.At this stage, Khemraj said, it is clear the bridge has a dimension of higher public good than the private aspect. Therefore, he recommended, Government should buy out all of the shares.As per the increases, cars and minibuses will now be charged $8040; pickups, small trucks and four wheel drive vehicles, $14,600; medium trucks, $27,720; large trucks, $49,600; art trucks, $116,680; freight, $1680 and boats passing through the river will be charged $401,040.The proposed increases are scheduled to take effect on November 12 and as the time draws closer to the date set for the imposition of fare increases at the Berbice River Bridge, there continues to be great worry over whether this could in fact take effect, or whether the Government would step in and reverse the decision.
Join Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning for an entertainingly irreverent take on football fandom.This week, the lads are joined by former Chelsea, Birmingham, Wigan and Netherlands defender Mario Melchiot.
Twenty years after Anthony Molloy first raised the Sam Maguire, Donegal are on the march again.And now a lucky Donegal Daily reader and a guest will have the chance to enjoy the semi-final encounter with Cork at Croke Park in the lap of luxury.We have teamed up with Croke Park management to bring you a spectacular FREE competition that will make this visit to GAA headquarters one to remember. The prize includes includes TWO VIP tickets to the semi-final, drinks on arrival, a three course lunch, full complimentary bar, an official match day programme as well as post match drinks with canapes.And all you have to do is to answer a simple question – the answer to which can be found on the www.crokepark.ie website.The question is “Who will be leading the GAA Museum Legends tour of Croke Park in 25 August?A slight clue may be that he is from this parish but check out the www.crokepark.ie website to make sure. All you have to do then is to send your answer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am next Thursday. Make sure to include your address and mobile phone number.Most Donegal people will make a real weekend out of the semi-final encounter and the perfect part of that weekend could be a visit to the GAA Museum at Croke Park.Why not enhance your match-day experience and get a truly unique behind-the-scenes tour of Croke Park with a pre-match guided tour of the stadium.You could be one of the first people inside the stadium before the turnstiles open to the public and see what happens as Croke Park gears up for operations in advance of the All Ireland football semi-final.For all details simply log onto www.crokepark.ie where pre-match tours can be booked with admission prices including your match ticket. And while you’re on the website, why not also check out this link http://www.skylinecrokepark.ie/ to find out about the most amazing view of Croke Park you will ever encounter.WIN A FREE VIP TRIP TO CROKE PARK FOR DONEGAL’S BIG DAY was last modified: August 19th, 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)
1 Douglas Costa Manchester City and Manchester United target Douglas Costa could be back on the market with his move to Juventus on the verge of collapse.The Brazilian star had looked set to join the Serie A champions following a mixed season with Bayern Munich, when he started just 14 games.However, according to Bild, Juve are about to pull out of the deal completely because they are not allowed to acquire more than two non-EU players per season.The Serie A club have already signed Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur and are also hoping to land Real Madrid’s Brazilian defender Danilo.That will leave his compatriot Costa out in the cold, which could allow either City or United to reignite their interest in the 26-year-old schemer.
Arsene Wenger wants to cure his boredom by taking a job at one of Europe’s top clubs.The Frenchman ended his 22-year love affair with Arsenal in May after a disappointing season where they finished sixth and reached the Europa League semi-final. Following his exit, the 69-year-old spoke of taking a small break from the game he loves, but the workaholic is now looking for a fresh challenge.“It is exciting now because I can be tested again, he told beIN Sports. “That’s what I want in my life. I am a competitor who wants to be tested.“I don’t know what will happen but I’m in front of an empty page and I have to write the next chapter.“I’m not very gifted to enjoy life and lie on the beach. I envy friends of mine who can do that.“Very quickly I am bored because it is an addiction I have created. I have the addicted gene and you have to live with it.”Wenger also hinted his next club will need to have a “special” bond with style of play and the fans.“A big club has to have ambition,” he added.“To get the fan to wake up and say: ‘Ah, today my team plays and maybe I will see something special’.“That hope that I can deliver the perfect game is my real motivator.”Unai Emery was given the task of replacing Wenger, whose words suggest Gooners may even see their former boss in the away dugout at the Emirates at some point in the future.The new manager reportedly wants to build his side around Aaron Ramsey with the midfielder being offered a five-year contract. The Gunners also have their eyes on Paris Saint-Germain’s Yacine Adli. 1
When do yellow cards get reset at the 2018 World Cup?Yellow cards will be wiped out after the quarter-final stage in this year’s World Cup.Up until the 2010 tournament it was always done following the group stages, but was switched to the last-eight to try prevent stars getting cheap suspensions and missing the final.One of the most famous examples of this was German skipper Michael Ballack, who picked up a yellow card in the 2002 semi-final and subsequently missed the final defeat to Brazil.And everyone remembers Gazza at Italia 90, who famously burst into tears after being booked and potentially missing the showdown.Who is in danger of missing games?Neymar avoided getting booked against Mexico and must do the same against Belgium in the quarter-final or risk missing the semi-final.But team-mate Casemiro will miss Brazil’s quarter-final against Belgium after being booked in the same game.French star Paul Pogba is in the same boat and will be keen not to pick up a booking against Uruguay.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Neymar is one of the tournament’s stars who is on a booking 1 Getty Some of the world’s best are strutting their stuff in Russia – but treading a fine line in the process.Yellow cards are totting up and could mean suspensions as countries start to dream of glory on July 15.
Daniel and his team!Daniel O’Donnell and his family are set to appear on ITV’s Family Fortunes gameshow.Daniel, wife Majella and team will appear on the popular ITV show on February 1st after the show was recorded last year.Daniel was greeted by the show’s host Vernon Kay. We’ll have to wait until the show is aired to see if Daniel knows exactly what some of those surveys say!WILL DANIEL WIN FAMILY FORTUNES? OUR SURVEY SAID………..! was last modified: January 13th, 2015 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:daniel o’donnellFamily fortunes
DONEGAL SFC: Michael Murphy scored 1-5 to ensure Glenswilly earned a superb win against a resilient Gaoth Dobhair side in a game played in dreadful conditions in Magheragallon. Gaoth Dobhair played with the advantage of a strong wind at their backs in the first-half but they failed to reflect their dominance on the scoreboard.Odhran Mac Niallais scored two outstanding opening points to give Gaoth Dobhair an early platform to build on. Gary McFadden hit back from a free before Mac Niallias added another for Gaoth Dobhair to put them back out in front by two.Glenswilly then levelled when McFadden scored again twice from placed balls.Mac Niallais landed a monster score and a fine score from Cian Mulligan put Gaoth Dobhair back into a two point lead as the game ticked towards half-time.Gaoth Dobhair were then hit with a body blow when referee Andrew Mullan awarded Glenswilly a penalty after a long direct ball inside wasn’t dealt with by the Gaoth Dobhair full-back line. Michael Murphy made no mistake and expertly dispatched his penalty into the bottom corner giving Joe Duffy no chance.HALF-TIME – Gaoth Dobhair 0-05 Glenswilly 1-03However, early in the second-half Gaoth Dobhair were handed a lifeline when a long ball inside was spilled and Cian Mulligan was on hand to bury the ball to the back of the net.Ciaran Bonner and Michael Murphy (2) responded quickly to restore their advantage and Glenswilly never looked back.Murphy scored two absolutely superb points to put Glenswilly three ahead with ten minutes to go. Gaoth Dobhair battled hard and introduced Michael Carroll and he looked dangerous.Mac Niallais added a free to narrow the gap but Glenswilly added another late on to ensure Glenswilly secured a crucial win.Final score – Gaoth Dobhair 1-07 Glenswilly – 1-10DONEGAL SFC: MURPHY MASTERCLASS ENSURES GLENSWILLY SEE OFF SPIRITED GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: May 23rd, 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:Donegal SFCGAAGaoth DobhairglenswillynewsSport
GAA: The GPA (Gaelic Players Association) has backed former Donegal manager over his dispute with the Donegal County Board regarding last year’s team holiday. McGuinness revealed that he and SIX other members of the Donegal panel hadn’t received compensation from being unable to go on the team holiday to Dubai. Traditionally, those unable to attend the holiday have received compensation in the form of travel vouchers.However, nearly a year on McGuinness broke his silence on the row and apologized for airing dirty linen in public.McGuinness felt he had no choice other than to raise the matter in public after he felt the Donegal County Board were trying to brush the issue under the carpet.McGuinness says the players and staff that had dedicated so much time and effort to Donegal deserved the compensation and blasted the Donegal County Board in a hard-hitting column with The Irish Times. The GPA Head of Communications Seán Potts has backed McGuinness and dismissed the clarifying statement from the Donegal County Board.The issue of revenue is an issue for an individual – they wouldn’t be in breach of anything,” he remarked.“The idea that a few players would miss out on the ability to travel is wrong and it shouldn’t have happened.“It seems really unfortunate that it would be left unattended to and what Jim and that squad have done in the last number of years has been quite phenomenal in terms of achievement.“This should have been sorted, this should not have been left in abeyance and it’s quite simply bad management in terms of administration.“Vouchers should’ve been secured and, as far as I’m aware, that’s what’s happened in similar situations in other counties.” GPA BACK MCGUINNESS OVER STAND-OFF WITH DONEGAL COUNTY BOARD was last modified: September 30th, 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:Home-page Sportnews