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first_imgDivine FC players listen to coach after training session at the ‘Action Field’ in Fish MarketNot much progress as many expect is being made in Liberia with regards to the world’s most popular sport — football. However, because of passion, the establishment of football clubs in the country continues to grow with several rising to top level football.Top tier clubs, including LISCR FC, Barrack Young Controllers, and Monrovia Club Breweries, had their own beginnings. Like those clubs, Divine FC have a beginning. Founded in 2008, the idea of establishing a youth football club was crafted by three young passionate footballers: Jallah Cordor, Edward Toetoe, and Joshua Colkahn.Their reasons for establishing the club is similar to many clubs, which is to get young males off the streets. They, therefore, decided to name it Divine FC in honor of their church, Divine Ministries, back then a newly-established church located in Fish Market.The club was financially supported by the founders and later broke down in 2010 due to finical constraints. Thankfully, things later returned to normal after one of the founders, Jallah Cordor, traveled to the United States. He had his team on his mind and decided to reawaken the club when he got the financial strength. Divine FC was later revamped in 2015 after the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak.Since then, Divine FC have become one of the popular football clubs in the Sinkor block, with several young people with great ambitions enjoying their stay at the club. Eric Mulbah, captain of the club, believes that his club is just a few steps away from rising to the top despite being a non-division team.“We have great players that are committed to the team. Although we are still a non-division club, we all feel happy playing for the club and sacrificing our own because we believe that we will one day enter the top division of Liberian football and make a difference,” Mulbah said.With talented players, the boys at Divine FC have become major contenders in organized tournaments in the Sinkor block. Since 2015, Divine FC, under the guidance of coach Joshua Colkahn, have lost two finals. They may not be well known for now, but Divine FC is a rising football club in Liberian football.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgVindra Siriram on Tuesday denied murdering the mother of his three children, Shelly Ann Persaud, at their Friendship, East Bank Demerara home in June of 2014. The woman was found with her head in a bucket of water but when Siriram appeared before Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court, he entered a not guilty plea. As such, a 12-member jury was empaneled to hear the case.Murder accused:Vindra SiriramThe State’s indictment read that Siriram committed the act between June 9 and 10, 2014. In September 2014, Vindra Siriram was committed to stand trial for the woman’s murder. He is being represented by Attorney Damian Da Silva while the State’s Prosecutors are Shawnette Austin and Seeta Bishundial.On the day in questioned, Persaud, a mother of three, was found with her head submerged inside a five-gallon bucket of water. The post-mortem examination later revealed that she died as a result of drowning and manual strangulation.According to reports, Siriram and Persaud were heard arguing prior to the woman’s death.last_img read more

first_img– for final planning session on establishment of women’s shelterLinden Mayor Waneka Arrindell has departed Guyana for Arizona, United States, to attend the final planning conference for the establishment of a women’s shelter and two community centres in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Arrindell left Guyana on Monday for the discussion, which will be centred on the plans for construction of the facilities.Last year, the Mayor had announced that the US Armed Forces Southern Command (New Horizons) will be pursuing the initiative in collaboration with the Guyana Government. The engineers were expected to commence construction in January as part of “Exercise New Horizon 2019”.The women’s shelter is expected to cater for abused women seeking assistanceLinden Mayor Waneka Arrindellwhile the community centres are to be built at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie and Blueberry Hill, Wismar. Both will have recreational spaces for the young people in the various communities.The Mayor had attended a similar meeting in Arizona last May, which saw discussion on land acquisition and design of the buildings.As part of community development initiatives, Arrindell, through the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC), is also currently seeking twinning opportunities with Stonecrest, Georgia and Newark, New Jersey and visited both towns in September 2018.While she recently noted that there has been no official response on these plans, she will head to Newark for a follow-up prior to her return to Guyana.last_img read more

first_imgCategory 2 and 3 open fires are still prohibited throughout the fire centre, with the exception of the Fort Nelson Fire Zone.Specifically, the Category 2 open fire prohibition applies to the burning of any material, piled or unpiled, smaller than two metres high and three metres wide, including burning barrels.It also applies to stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres, as well as fireworks.- Advertisement -Keep in mind, this open fire prohibition does not ban campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, or apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.“Anyone lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris from the campfire area, must never leave the campfire unattended, and must have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire before leaving the area for any length of time,” Kelsh said.The prohibition covers all B.C. Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by fire departments.Advertisement For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca. Kelsh advises residents to check with local authorities for any other restrictions before lighting a fire.Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be fined $345 or, if convicted in court, may be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail.If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img1 Thiago Alcantara was the hero for Bayern Munich on Wednesday as he scored their winning penalty against Bayer Leverkusen – but he was also lucky to still be on the pitch.The midfielder has had a tough time at Bayern Munich with injuries restricting his time on the pitch over the last two seasons.And while we’re sure he wanted to do make an impact in the DFB Pokal quarter-final clash, we don’t think this is what he meant.Deep into added time after 90 minutes of action, Thiago, in his second appearance of the season clattered into opponent Stefan Kiessling with a high boot.The referee decided a yellow card was enough for the kung fu kick though, allowing the Spaniard to, after extra time, score the Bavarian side’s winning spot-kick.You can check out the tackle below… Thiago tends to a stricken Stefan Kiessling last_img read more

first_imgMONROVIA – Temple City High School’s boys soccer team survived two late goals on penalty kicks and held on for a 3-2 victory over Monrovia in a Rio Hondo League game on Friday. Rams junior Dante Bruno-Lopez scored twice, including what proved to be the deciding goal in the 69th minute to put Temple City ahead, 3-1. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardBruno-Lopez gave the Rams a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute when he chased down a throw-in and shot across his body to the far post. Junior Jack Ren scored a goal early in the second half to give the Rams a 2-0 lead. The Wildcats (10-4-1 overall, 1-2-1 in league) struggled early without leading scorer German Rivas, who missed the game because he received a red card in Monrovia’s previous game. The Wildcats had the ball in the Rams’ half for much of the early going, but it was obvious they were missing Rivas’ offensive spark. “You can’t have a person of that caliber not on the field and have it not be an impact for a squad,” Monrovia coach Mike Martinez said. With the ball bouncing around in front of the Wildcats goal, Bruno-Lopez found it as it squirted through the defense and beat Monrovia goalie Mario Umanzor. “Dante has been putting goals in left and right this season,” Temple City coach Thomas La Rochelle said. “He’s distributed the ball well. He’s not there yet though. He has a lot of improvement to do and I still have another year with him. He’s only a junior.” center_img But Monrovia responded in the second half, taking advantage of a Temple City defense that was depleted because three starters left the game at halftime to go on a church retreat. “I lost all three of my sophomore defenders,” La Rochelle said. “It changed the entire makeup of the game.” The forced lineup changes allowed Monrovia to draw a costly foul against the new defense that led to a penalty-kick goal by junior Tony Serhal in the 66th minute, cutting the Wildcats’ deficit to 2-1. After the Rams responded to go up 3-1, Monrovia midfielder Daniel Rojas again drew a foul and scored on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute to make it a 3-2 game. Though the Wildcats ran out of time before they could complete the comeback, Martinez’s second-half plan seemed to work well. “That was part of our strategy,” Martinez said. “We needed to go in on their defense. I think that’s their one weak point.” darren.spoon@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgDonegal Sports Partnership wish to announce a Children’s Officer Workshop, this workshop is open to all clubs and sporting bodies in Co. Donegal who have completed the Irish Sports Council’s Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children’s Sport (Basic Awareness). Details of the role of Children’s Office and Booking Application can be downloaded from: www.activedonegal.com or by contacting Donegal Sports Partnership at details below.Date: Saturday 8th October 2011Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Venue: Donegal Sports Partnership, River Front House, Pearse Road, LetterkennyTel: 074 9116078 – Email: danny@activedonegal.comCost: €25.00 per person]Ends DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP HOLDS CHILDREN’S OFFICER WORKSHOP was last modified: September 5th, 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

first_imgThe launch of the 2012 North West Charity 10k will take place on Monday, March 12th in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 7 p.m. sharp.On the night 10k Chairperson Grace Boyle will announce the three charities that will be offered support by the organizing committee in their fundraising initiatives in the lead up to the charity race and walk which takes place this year on Sunday, May 6th in Letterkenny.All other charities taking part in the event must register with the 10k committee and are invited to come along on the launch night to confirm their participation. “We have had a huge level of interest since we first invited expressions of interest from charitable groups and organizations in November” the 10k Chairperson Grace Boyle said.With the committee having agreed to provide support to three charities for fundraising campaigns ahead of the event, interviews were held recently to select the successful applicants.The groups concerned will be notified shortly and will be officially unveiled on the launch night. However, all other charities interested in taking party on May 6th must also register with the 10k committee and are invited to come along on March 12th to confirm their participation. Over 2,500 took part in the 2011 charity race and walk. All are welcome to come along to the launch.  NORTH WEST 10K COMMITTEE TO ANNOUNCE THREE CHOSEN CHARITIES was last modified: February 14th, 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:North West 10klast_img read more

first_imgTICKETS are selling fast to the Donegal Ladies Footballers gala banquet at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny next Saturday night (January 2)The county’s U21 ladies – who landed the All-Ireland B title this year – will be honoured on the night.The senior ladies, who landed their first ever senior Ulster Championship title this year, will also be presented with their winners’ medals. It promises to be a great night of entertainment as the girls rightly celebrate their Ulster crown.Tickets are available from the County Secretary on siobhan.coyle5@mail.dcu.ie. DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND U21 CHAMPION LADIES TO BE HONOURED AT GALA BALL was last modified: December 18th, 2015 by John2Share 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:all-irelanddinnergalaLGFAU21Blast_img read more