The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) over the weekend graduated 575 persons, who underwent four months of computer training.The closing exercise of the YMCA ‘Cycle 21’ computer training program brought together several persons including some of the trainees, Liberia YMCA senior staffers, volunteers, parents and well-wishers of the graduates.The graduates were awarded certificates after completing various computer software applications which include introduction to computer system and Windows- MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, while at the intermediate level, trainees underwent courses in database management, layout design and graphic design, among others.Deputy Minister for Technical Services at the Ministry of Post & Telecommunications, D. Zotawon Titus, in his address, challenged the trainees to make every conscious effort to obtain value through the skills they have acquired. “The knowledge you acquired at the YMCA is a platform for success, and so I caution you against complacency after graduation. Make the most of your training,” Minister Titus challenged the graduates.He also recognized stakeholders in the training process and appreciated support from the YMCA partners and friends of young Liberians.“Amid minimum resources in this competing world, you have been able to add value to yourselves through what you have learned,” Mr. Titus told the graduates as they applauded in appreciation for the admonition.Earlier, YMCA National General-Secretary, Edward Gboe, commended the young people for their interest in undergoing the training program.He called on the graduates to remain disciplined and not become complacent and to serve as ambassadors for the youthful population, some of whom are resilient and hard working.For his part, the training Coordinator, Derrick Barchell, said since the establishment of the center in 2004, over 12, 000 persons have been trained with 83 percent of them being female.Most of the beneficiaries, he said, are now working in the public and private sectors thereby enhancing self -employment and development.Mr. Barchell said the Cycle 21, like all other cycles, was embedded with sports and social interactions aimed at getting the trainees to know the mission and values of the YMCA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 12, 2020
There have been a 20.8 per cent increase in fatal accidents and a 19.2 per cent increase in deaths resulting from fatal accidents for the period of January 1 to April 3, 2019 as compared to the corresponding period last year, says the Guyana Police Force (GPF).Acting Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie“One death is one too many,” acting Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie is quoted as telling the heads of the traffic units countrywide during a meeting Thursday.Hoppie congratulated the gathering of senior and junior ranks for their “efforts to remain relevant in a changing and dynamic environment”.Furthermore, he highlighted the importance of monitoring and evaluation which are critical tools in remaining relevant as well as effectively tracking the progress of any organisation or department whose focus is service oriented.Consideration of the fact that “enforcement” is sometimes reduced to facilitate “traffic direction” as well as the dynamics of development and how they would affect the number of vehicles on our roads and influence the demands on the Traffic Department were also part of the focus of the Deputy Commissioner’s address.The Department has been engaged in a massive education and sensitisation campaign, which has placed great emphasis on youths and students as well as minibus owners and operators.
January 11, 2020
The senior women’s football team commonly known as the “Lady Jags” has moved 35 places up the FIFA Women’s World Ranking to 83, entering for the first time the top 100 bracket of countries in the world.This movement has resulted in the team being placed eight among the CONCACAF member associations, and fourth in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) following re-launch of the programme in 2017.In an invited comment, Head Coach of the “Lady Jags”, Dr. Ivan Joseph, said this is a first step in a continuous effort to raise the bar on women’s football.“This is a great first step to validate the work of the Federation, and what our female athletes have put into the programme. Our coaching staff look to continuing our efforts to advance the Lady Jaguars’ standing at the international level,” Dr Joseph declared.Ian Greenwood, Technical Director of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), saidGuyana’s senior women’s football team the Lady Jagsthis is a positive step in the right direction. “The relaunch of the Lady Jags programme required an innovative approach, and we are very confident under Dr. Ivan and his experienced staff it will continue to grow. The recent rankings show a very positive push in the right direction, but also highlights that we must be consistent in our women’s development programmes, as we still have a long way to go on this journey.”The International Women’s Coordinator and Coordinator of the International Supporters Group (ISG), Paul Beresford, noted that this new ranking is an achievement of the targets established by the ISG; which are, achieving top 100 in the FIFA Rankings, top 10 in CONCACAF, and top five in CFU respectively. I would like to thank the GFF for their innovative approach when faced with the challenge of relaunching a programme that had been dormant for two years, and the confidence placed in the coaching and support staff, especially Coach Ivan and his team, and members of the International Supporters Group (ISG) during this initial period.”“This is a fine example of what is possible when we believe in a mission that is beyond the might of one person, said President Wayne Forde.“The collective strategic focus of the Executive Committee, the GFF International Support Group (ISG), our technical staff, parents, and most importantly our courageous young women, has produced early dividends which have certainly elevated the credibility and direction of our Women’s programme.“The GFF-Scotiabank Academy Training Centres (ATC) are injecting a higher percentage of quality players into our national programme, which will result in the creation of many more scholarship opportunities for our girls in the coming years. This is truly a proud moment for our nation,” Forde declared.Since the relaunch of the women’s programme, the “Lady Jags” have been engaged competitively in two tournaments – the CFU Women’s Challenge Series and the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s Qualifiers. The team placed third in the CFU Women’s Challenge Series in March, and tied nil-all against Barbados in May 2018 in their final qualifier match of the latter tournament.
January 11, 2020
“I don’t want to be a distraction to my team and there’s things that they’re trying to do on the field to be ready for the coming season. I do want to tell you guys that at the appropriate time I will address the matter.” In less than two weeks of workouts with his new team after signing a five-year, $50million contract this offseason, Matthews is getting attention for all the wrong reasons. On Wednesday, P. David Soares, district attorney of Albany County, N.Y., said in a statement: “We have investigated, and are prosecuting, one of the largest narcotics and steroid distributors in the nation.” In addition to Matthews, former baseball star Jose Canseco and former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield were allegedly on the customer list of Applied Pharmacy Services in Mobile, Ala., whose two owners have been indicted by an Albany County grand jury. At the start of Wednesday morning’s meeting, Matthews immediately apologized for being associated with a possible team distraction. TEMPE, Ariz. – Gary Matthews Jr. had a busier morning that usual Wednesday, addressing a newspaper article that connected him with a performance-enhancing drug scandal and then meeting with the club’s top brass. After meeting with club officials Tuesday, the product of Granada Hills High and Mission College had a discussion Wednesday morning with manager Mike Scioscia, general manager Bill Stoneman, owner Arte Moreno and vice president of communications Tim Mead. “I just want to tell you guys that I’m not really in a position to answer any specific questions on (Tuesday’s) story,” Matthews told a media gathering that was at least twice as large as normal. “I do want to say that I do expect it to resolve itself here in the near future, pretty soon. “I’ve got my representative (agent Scott Leventhal) looking for more information on it and to find out stuff, and until we find out more stuff, I just can’t comment on it. I ask that you guys respect my position on it. Moreno seemed impressed with the gesture. “Gary immediately walked in and apologized for any distraction and said he would try to get it resolved as quickly as possible,” Moreno said. Moreno added that the meeting wasn’t to ask Matthews if he has used any type of performance-enhancing substance. “We had a meeting really just to basically tell him how we felt, that we’re not going to ask you any questions until you’re able to tell us, but we’d like you to be straight up with us,” Moreno said. “I felt it was important for him to know he has our support. “For me, I like to be proactive and make sure that we communicate well. I just stressed that the communication was the most important thing here.” Stoneman declined to say if Matthews had a clause in his contract that offered the team recourse in case he was found to have used performance- enhancing substances. Manager Mike Scioscia, who has maintained a strong stance against performance-enhancing drugs, admitted the situation has the potential for distraction. “There are things you’re going to deal with during a course of the season, whether it’s a guy upset over playing time or a guy not performing and it becomes an issue,” he said. “Things come into the clubhouse, and you have to keep moving forward, playing ball, and we’re going to do that.” Scioscia seems satisfied that Matthews is not burdened by the situation. “Anyone who signs a big contract, the one thing you want to put into a player’s mind is, you’re the same player you were before, you don’t have to go above and beyond, just bring your game and play it,” Scioscia said. Asked how how his name might have been linked to the situation, Matthews did not have an answer. “That’s exactly what we’re working on right now, gathering information,” Matthews said. firstname.lastname@example.org (626)962-8811, Ext. 2731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
December 28, 2019
THE sun shone in Moville has thousands of people packed into the town for their St Patrick’s Day parade.Liam Skelly was there with his camera – here’s his wonderful picture special. PICTURE SPECIAL: MOVILLE’S STUNNING ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE was last modified: March 17th, 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:2015movilleSt Patrick’s Day
December 27, 2019
GAA: TRENCH CUP LYIT 3-13, TALLAGHT IT 1-05DONEGAL have beaten Dublin today in gaelic football – thanks to the college boys of LYIT.The local side had a comprehensive win over Tallaght IT, with a winning margin of 14 points by the final whistle. Shane Coyle, Anthony Brown, Brian McLaughlin and Paddy McConigley all put in solid performances for LYIT.The Letterkenny college will play Waterford IT in the quarter final next Tuesday. GAA: LYIT 3-13, TALLAGHT IT 1-05 was last modified: February 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: LYIT 3-13TALLAGHT IT 1-05
December 27, 2019
CHANCES: DONEGAL SOCCER STAR CARL MCHUGHA TEENAGE soccer sensation from County Donegal may be about to get a crack at the English game.Carl McHugh, from Lettermacaward, is on trial with League Two side Bradford City.Phil Parkinson, the City boss wants to add another “two or three” new faces to the squad are a tour of Ireland. Co Donegal teenager Carl McHugh could be in the reckoning to join the Yorkshire club.The 19-year-old former Reading trainee, who can play both centre half or left back, missed Saturday’s 2-1 win at Bray with a minor knock.But Parkinson has liked what he has seen of McHugh so far and wants to keep close tabs on him.He said: “Carl’s done really well and he’s got a lot of good attributes. “He had a slight injury but he’s coming over so we can have a good look at him.” DONEGAL TEEN ON TRIAL WITH BRADFORD CITY was last modified: August 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 TEEN ON TRIAL WITH BRADFORD CITYLettermacaward
December 27, 2019
***Club Membership***Club membership is due for renewal; cost of adult membership is €30. Please contact Marie McClafferty (086-835 1996), Martin Duggan (086-3119186). ***National Club Draw***Many thanks to all those who volunteered and helped out in the selling of tickets last week. We had a large number helping out which was a huge help in getting the areas covered in such a short time! Many thanks to you all!A particular thank you to those who supported the club by purchasing the tickets – 100% of all monies raised from the sale of these tickets stays within the club. The money raised goes a long way in the running of the club from under-age right up to senior level. Thank you all!***Ladies Board**** A complete list of the ladies board for 2016 is as follows:Chairperson Tom FeeneyVice-Chairperson Laura GallagherSecretary Desiree CoxAssistant Secretary Kelly Mc FaddenRegistrar Laura Gallagher Children’s Officer Tom FeeneyDelegates to County Board Tom Feeney / Brian Dolan / Rosemary McGinleyWe wish the new committee the very best for 2016 and it’s great to see new blood come into the committee!The Ladies senior team are still looking for a Manager and Coach for the forthcoming season. If anybody would be interested in the position please contact Tom on 087-2785601***Club Notes***Anything to be included in the weekly club notes needs to be with the PRO by 8PM Monday evenings. Please contact Anna Marie on 086-1567503TOM FEENEY APPOINTED CHAIRPERSON OF CLOUGHANEELY LADIES BOARD was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 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:CloughaneelyGAASport
December 25, 2019
A Judge has told young car enthusiasts who fit illegal number plates that they might as well put neon signs on their cars asking Gardai to stop them.Judge Paul Kelly was speaking as he heard the case of a young Gortahork man who was before the courts today on a number of driving offences.Conor Catteron was stopped by Gardai at Carrowcannon, Falcarragh on April 17th last. Garda Sean O’Hara told the court that he stopped the 19 year old driving the 15 year old car.As well as having no rear indicator lights, the car had no brake lights, illegal number plates and three bald tyres as well as displaying both yellow and white number plates.Defense solicitor Frank Dorrian said the strange thing was that the car had actually passed the NCT test some time before.However, he accecpted the condition in which the car was found.Judge Paul Kelly told the court that such cases baffle him.“It always baffles me that young men use these license plates. It’s like putting a neon sign on your car saying ‘please stop me.’He fined Catterton, of Derryconnor, Gortahork, a total of €300 for two bald tyres, not having brake lights and took other charges into consideration.“I’m not sure what accumulation of penalty points that will mean but that is up to you,” added Judge Kelly.DRIVERS WHO USE ILLEGAL NUMBER PLATES MIGHT AS WELL USE NEON SIGNS ASKING TO BE STOPPED – JUDGE was last modified: October 15th, 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) Tags:donegalDRIVERSilegal number plates
December 24, 2019
DDTV: ARDARA GAA CLUB GETS READY FOR ITS STRICTLY COME DANCING! was last modified: November 26th, 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) Tags:Ardara GAA ClubStrictly Come Dancing