Defense Minister Lauds Nigerian for Support to AFL

Defense Minister Lauds Nigerian for Support to AFL

first_imgDefense Minister Brownie J. Samukai,Jr., has lauded the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for its continued assistance to Liberia, particularly in the training of personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) at the Nigerian Defense Academy.Minister Samukai made the commendation when the visiting Nigerian Defense Attaché accredited to Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Liberia, Colonel Stanley Nnaemeka Eze, paid him a courtesy call at his Barclay Training Center (BTC) office in Monrovia over the weekend. He informed the visiting delegation that Liberia is aware of the current security challenges Nigeria is faced with as a result of the Islamist insurgency of Boko Haram; a militant group that branded Western education as bad and anti-Islamic.He pledged Liberia’s readiness to assist Nigeria in combating this menace (threat) when the need arises.Minister Samukai further pledged Liberia’s commitment in fighting terrorism, which he noted, has no boundaries, adding, “What affects one country has the potential to spread to another.”He then praised Nigeria for assigning to Liberia one of its finest sons, the former Command Officer- in-Charge of AFL, Major General Suraj Alao Abdurrahman, “whose innovations and leadership skills contributed to the AFL becoming a citizen’s army and a force for good.”Defense Minister Samukai appealed to Nigeria through the visiting delegation to provide more support, training, and mentorship for the AFL.Making remarks, Colonel Nnaemeka Eze expressed gratitude to Minister Samukai for the level of improvement at the MOD. He stated that his visit was intended to introduce himself and his new assignment, as well as inform Minister Samukai and his staff about the new challenges Nigeria is facing with the issue of terrorism caused by the Boko Haram insurgency.He said his country is reviewing a plan to increase more training opportunities for the AFL in Nigerian Military Academies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Suspect confesses to killing Corentyne labourer

first_imgFollowing the gruesome murder of a Corentyne labourer late Saturday night, Police have arrested one of the suspects who has since confessed to the crime. They are currently seeking his brother, who is believed to have fled the country.The suspect goes by the nickname “Saltfish”.Reports are the duo killed Anand Sookram, also called “Radesh” and “Halfway” atDead: Anand Sookramhis Lot 50 Friendship, Corentyne, Berbice home on Saturday evening. The 42-year-old labourer’s body was discovered in a pool of blood on his bed about 07:30h on Sunday morning with his throat slit.Guyana Times was told that the deceased man’s 17-year-old son made the gruesome discovery after he went to check on his father.According to the teenager, when he arrived at his father’s house, the door was open and after calling and receiving no answer, he ventured inside, only to see blood on the floor. The teen said he realised something was amiss and ventured to his father’s bed where he saw his motionless body lying in a pool of blood. The 17-year-old related that he then raised an alarm and neighbours and other relatives gathered. The Police were subsequently summoned.This newspaper was told by a neighbour that screams were heard coming from Sookram’s house. According to a neighbour, the man was shouting a particular name, which has since been related to the Police. However, despite his screams,The house in which Sookram was killedno one went to his assistance.The dead man’s brother Alan (only name given) told this publication that on Saturday night he saw the two suspects on the road, adding that they had previously threatened to kill his brother over an old grievance.According to Allan, on he was also threatened by the brothers previously.‘“All you nah get long moh to drop; one all you got to dead before this year out,’” he related was the threat to him.Sookram had moved from the house after the brothers threatened the family, but returned on Friday.Police were able to arrest the prime suspect, who has since admitted to committing the crime. However, even as the other suspect remains on the run, another son of the dead man, a 14-year-old, said he had a frightening encounter with the “Raju” since the incident.He said he and some of his siblings and friends were on the road when the wanted suspect was passing by and he called out to him saying he was going to kill him. The 14-year-old said he ran away. The incident has since been reported to the Police.Meanwhile, another son of the now dead man had one of his ears severed two years ago by the suspect who is in custody.Sookram leaves to mourn seven children, a wife, his mother and several siblings.last_img read more

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CJIA records over 31,000 arrivals for May

first_img…linked to Guyana Carnival 2019 The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has released flight statistics for this year thus far, which show a whopping 6000 increase in arrivals for May when compared to last year’s figures. This increase primarily points to the recent Carnival events.According to these numbers, 31,653 persons arrived in the country in May, when compared to 25,447 for the same period last year. An overall analysis showed 130,784 arrivals for 2019 thus far, significantly more than the 123,447 recorded in 2018.For 2019, the figures have shown 256,178 departures and arrivals for the first five months, an increase of 10,000 from last year.The spike in travel activities during the month of May is linked to the days-long Carnival event which recently concluded.The 10-day celebrations commenced on May 17 and culminated on May 27, with concerts and other events to attract tourists and persons from the Diaspora.Some persons travelled from as far as Australia and Europe to partake in the activities. The hospitality sector and partnering companies would have also benefited from the Private Sector event.Speaking with Guyana Time one week ago, Hits and Jams Director Kerwin Bollers, who is also part of the Guyana Carnival Committee, stated that the event this year topped the previous year and it would only get better in the years to come.He explained that the events were planned to observe Guyana’s 53rd Independence anniversary in grand style and he was convinced the aim of the event, which is to enhance Guyana’s tourism sector, has been realised.The HJ Director was only too happy to reveal that the service industry has benefited tremendously as a result of the hosting of Guyana Carnival.“We have undoubtedly done our part to boost the economy … we have taken a month that is economically dead and revitalised it … The hotels were filled, the airline had a boost in ticket sales, the food vendors got a piece of the pie, the taxi services and we can go on and on,” he declared.They are of the belief that “Kes – Stinging Nettle” was one of the best shows to be held over the 10-day period, while some were in favour of the J’Ouvert at the National Park Tarmac.“Wet Wednesday” featuring Machel Montano was another concert that had good reviews but the icing on the cake was definitely the “I Am Legend” concert featuring Jamaican Reggae artiste Buju Banton, who is currently on a world tour titled “Long Walk To Freedom”.last_img read more

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PSG ready for Neymar return ahead of Champions League campaign

first_imgNeymar has since been away on international duty for Brazil in two friendly matches in the USA, scoring one goal and making another in a 2-2 draw with Colombia and then coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 loss to Peru.Those were his first appearances this season after the 27-year-old was left out of PSG’s opening four league games amid the uncertainty over his future.If he is passed fit after a long trip back across the Atlantic, coach Thomas Tuchel may choose to select Neymar in Saturday’s game against Strasbourg, the team against whom he suffered a fractured foot in a cup tie back in January.PSG are already without Kylian Mbappe, who has a hamstring injury, as they prepare to start their Champions League campaign at home to Real Madrid next week. Edinson Cavani is also struggling for fitness.Argentine striker Mauro Icardi is available after joining from Inter, but Tuchel may be tempted to turn to Neymar, even though the Brazilian is suspended for the game against Real and seems unlikely to receive a warm welcome from fans unhappy with his posturing for a transfer.“He knows that he has made mistakes, but he has no bad intentions,” said his club and international colleague Thiago Silva. “He is an incredible kid. I hope he has a great season.”Even Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has had her say, urging Neymar to get his head down and help PSG finally succeed in Europe.“We turned the Eiffel Tower red and white for him, in the colours of PSG,” she told magazine Tele Loisirs.“Now my boy, we love you a lot, and you are going to have to work hard and win us the Champions League.”One to watch: The standsSeveral matches have already been interrupted in Ligue 1 this season due to homophobic chants and banners © AFP/File / CHRISTOPHE SIMONFrench football has been consumed by its battle to eradicate homophobia from stadiums, so all eyes will be on the stands this weekend to see if more matches will be halted by referees.Seven games have been interrupted so far this season because of anti-gay chants and banners, including a hold-up of more than 10 minutes during a match between Nice and Marseille.The last week has seen French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet enter into a war of words with the country’s sports minister, former Olympic swimmer Roxana Maracineanu, after saying in a radio interview that stopping matches in such circumstances was “a mistake”.On Wednesday the French league (LFP) called on politicians to let them get on with leading the fight against homophobia, while insisting that referees will be left to decide whether to stop matches if they hear “discriminatory” words from the stands.“For a long time we have tolerated certain chants in stadiums, but today society no longer accepts them,” said LFP president Nathalie Boy de la Tour.Key stats53 – The number of league goals scored by Florian Thauvin for Marseille in the last three seasons. This week the French World Cup-winning winger was ruled out until January as he requires ankle surgery.876 – In millions of dollars, the amount made by French top-flight clubs during the summer transfer window, more than any other league worldwide, according to analysis by FIFA.7 – Lille are back in the Champions League group stage for the first time in seven years. Before visiting Ajax next midweek, they play Angers in the French league on Friday.Fixtures (GMT)FridayLille v Angers (1700), Amiens v Lyon (1845)SaturdayParis Saint-Germain v Strasbourg (1530), Bordeaux v Metz, Brest v Rennes, Dijon v Nimes, Montpellier v Nice (all 1800)SundayNantes v Reims (1300), Saint-Etienne v Toulouse (1500), Monaco v Marseille (1900)0Shares0000(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000After featuring in Brazil’s two friendly matches in the USA, Neymar could make his return for PSG this weekend © AFP/File / Mark RALSTONPARIS, France, Sep 13 – With the saga over his on-off move back to Barcelona now over, Neymar could return to action with Paris Saint-Germain this weekend.The world’s most expensive player has had to come to terms with a third season in Ligue 1 after PSG and his former club failed to agree terms on a transfer before the transfer window shut on September 2.last_img read more

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Klopp: I won’t take pills to stop me celebrating if Liverpool score at Dortmund

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will celebrate in his usual extravagant style if his team score against Borussia Dortmund, the club he managed for seven seasons. Klopp joined Liverpool in October, but still retains fond memories of his former club and joked he won’t ‘take any pills’ to keep him calm, should the Reds score at the Westfalenstadion. He was a huge success Dortmund, leading them to two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final, before taking a spell out of the game, and says it will be business as usual on Thursday night. Klopp said: “I will not go there and take some pills which mean I won’t celebrate a goal,’ he said.“If it’s in the first minute, I won’t go running down the line. But if it’s important, if it’s decisive, in this moment then that’s what happens.‘Of course I will celebrate. I did it when I went back to Mainz with Dortmund, and I was there for 18 years (as a player and manager).He added: “I did everything for Mainz, I did everything for Dortmund and now I do everything for Liverpool – it is like it is.“We all started playing against our best friends and I can’t remember a moment where, because it was my best friend, I did not want to win. That is absolutely bulls***!”Commentary of Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool is on talkSPORT from 7pm – listen LIVE! 1 Jurgen Klopp celebrates a goal for Liverpool in his inimitable style last_img read more

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DONEGAL CENTRA STORES RENEW SPONSORSHIP OF COUNTY GAA

first_imgMairtin Kelly and Shaun Boyce, Donegal Centra Stores are pictured presenting Michael Murphy, Donegal captain with the 2015 Sponsorship cheque for Senior Division 3 and the U-21 Football Championship.This is the 5th year that Donegal Centra stores have provided sponsorship and represents the continued commitment of all local Centra stores to Donegal GAA Clubs throughout the county.  DONEGAL CENTRA STORES RENEW SPONSORSHIP OF COUNTY GAA was last modified: April 30th, 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:CentradonegalGAAMairtin KellyMichael MurphyShaun Boycesponsorshiplast_img read more

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CROLLY’S WATER PROBLEM SORTED AS PIPES REPLACED

first_imgOriginal cast-iron water pipes which were causing water discolouration in Crolly have been replaced after a long campaign.The moves has been welcomed by local Sinn Fein county councillor Marie Therese Gallagher.“I am glad that these works are currently under-way. I attended a meeting in the Crolly village with residents and business’s affected by the discolouration of the water supply, at that time residents were unable to wash clothes and were buying drinking water in large quantities from shops. “Donegal County Council undertook remedial works at that time to alleviate the problem, the works presently underway are a permanent solution to the water problem for local people.“This issue has taken a long time to resolve, and the unacceptable levels of red-tape that apply to having pipe replacement works carried out has to be tackled within the department of environment.”“There has been delays in the area while works have been ongoing, Donegal County Council expect works to be complete within a six week time frame which will enable them to lay this new infrastructure.“There are more area’s within the water supply that need necessary replacement and I will continue to pursue this issue within the council,” said Colr Gallagher.  CROLLY’S WATER PROBLEM SORTED AS PIPES REPLACED was last modified: February 8th, 2013 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:Colr Marie Therese GallagherCrollywater pipeslast_img read more

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USC wants to let go

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The Notre Dame game is one of those things I haven’t thought about it unless I get asked,” center Ryan Kalil said. “But I get asked a lot.” Although the Trojans are sequestered in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, Carroll doesn’t want to totally endorse leaving home, because that goes against the traditional coaches’ code. “In one regard, it’s good to get out on the road,” Carroll said. “In another, it would be nice to have a home crowd. “We talked about how this is a classic situation where all of the media is going to ask all of the questions about letting down the next week. We are going to try to show you that we can go the other way and we can perform better than you can imagine us to perform.” Although Carroll would never admit it, USC’s schedule gets a lot easier beginning today. After grueling victories over three teams (Oregon, Arizona State, Notre Dame) ranked in the top 25 when they played USC, the Trojans enter the cushy phase of the schedule. SEATTLE – Another game already? Around USC, people are still talking about last week’s thrilling victory over Notre Dame, no matter how many times Trojans coach Pete Carroll tells players to forget about it. Washington (1-5) would be winless without a victory over lowly Idaho, and USC hosts Washington State and Stanford the following two weeks before traveling to face sinking California. “Man, we need to come out and blow people out,” USC receiver Steve Smith (Taft of Woodland Hills) said. “We’ve had enough close games already.” But even with players like Smith weary of the recent emotional finishes, Carroll worries the Trojans (6-0) will play down to the level of their opponent, which happened two weeks ago in a closer-than-expected victory against Arizona. “We want to be hard to beat again, that is a big mentality for us,” Carroll said. “But right now it is not showing up as clear as it has in years past.” Carroll craves a game like last year’s 45-7 blowout of Arizona State, in which USC put together a complete performance. It could happen today. Then again, USC has dropped seven of the past 11 games at Husky Stadium. The one Carroll remembers was a last-second 27-24 loss in 2001 during his first season. The schools’ fortunes have changed drastically since. Back then, Washington was ranked No. 11 in the nation and USC entered the game with a 1-3 record. That loss was Carroll’s only other visit here and it still lingers. “That one really hurt,” Carroll said. Today, USC figures to inflict the pain. This should be a game in which Matt Leinart erases those nagging doubts about his sharpness, and maybe even tailback LenDale White gets reintroduced to the offense after a one-week sabbatical. Or maybe even tight end Dominique Byrd and fullbacks David Kirtman and Brandon Hancock will see a few passes? But let’s not get too carried away. “It hasn’t been necessary in the games yet for that to happen,” Carroll said. “(Byrd) is doing a nice job, he is blocking well, it just hasn’t been a necessary part of the game. It is going to happen. It will pop up. I know he is probably a little bit frustrated by it. He will catch a lot of balls by the time the season is over.” Uh huh. Byrd caught 37 passes in nine games last season. This year, he has caught just 12 passes in six games. That’s a minor quibble, however, for a team seeking its third consecutive national championship. Just because the game of the decade occurred last week, USC needs a short memory or last week’s dramatic victory won’t matter. “We created a lifelong memory but we wouldn’t forget a loss at this point either,” offensive lineman Winston Justice said. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 scott.wolf@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “Pretty much everyone is asking me,” USC receiver Dwayne Jarrett said. “But that’s in the past. At least that’s what we’re told all the time by coach Carroll.” Although USC completes a brutal stretch of four road games in five weeks, the schedule might assist the No. 1-ranked Trojans today. They get out of Los Angeles and away from the Notre Dame afterglow that gripped the campus and play Washington, a team no one will confuse with the Irish. last_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: COUPLE TRAPPED AS FIRE BREAKS OUT AT APARTMENT BLOCK

first_imgFiremen attempt to take the couple from the apartment. Picture copyright Donegal Daily.UPDATED 5.30PM: A man and woman have been rescued following an apartment block fire in Letterkenny.The fire broke out at a hallway in an apartment block at Lower Main Street.The emergency services rushed to the scene of the fire before 5pm. A hoist was used to take the man and woman from the apartment at Westside apartments.It is understood the fire may have started in a hallway outside the couple’s apartment.It is not known if anybody has been hurt as a result of the fire and it is not known how the blaze started.We will bring you more on this story as it develops.   BREAKING NEWS: COUPLE TRAPPED AS FIRE BREAKS OUT AT APARTMENT BLOCK was last modified: November 25th, 2014 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

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Ireland West Airport Knock are now offering flights to Majorca!

first_imgIreland West Airport Knock has announced that they are now offering flights to Majorca with TUI!The idyllic Mediterranean island is the perfect location to unwind and shake off the winter cobwebs.Book with your local travel agent or check out their extraordinary online deals by following this link: https://goo.gl/ewgewW Ireland West Airport Knock are now offering flights to Majorca! was last modified: February 21st, 2018 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) Tags:FlightsmajorcaMediterraneanspainsummer holidaysunTUIlast_img read more

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