A man and a woman were on Wednesday arrested after Police ranks discovered an illegal firearm and matching ammunition in a boat that was in their possession.According to Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Police Force, Ivelaw Whittaker, the incident occurred around 10:30h. According to initial reports, Police ranks conducted a search on a boat at Eteringbang, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).During the search, they unearthed an unlicensed 12-gauge shotgun along with 14 cartridges. The ranks subsequently arrested the man and the woman.The two suspects remain in custody and are assisting with the investigations.
One of Liberia’s foremost adult literacy entities, Alfalit-Liberia and the Ministry of Education (MOE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at promoting adult literacy in the country.Speaking at the signing ceremony Tuesday, May 27, at MOE’s Computer Training Center, Education Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh called for the translation of the signed document into a practical context that would enhance the learning process of adults in the country.Minister Tarpeh also stressed the hope that the MOE’s collaboration with Alfalit-International Liberia will build a vibrant educational system at the grass-roots level for the nation’s adult population.The Education Minister wishes that her relationship with Alfalit-Liberia will also promote and enhance productivity in the educational system of the country.“No one person at the MOE would be able to do all the adult literacy work in this country. It should be the collective responsibility of all Liberians, irrespective of background,” Minister Tarpeh declared.She further admitted that many adult literacy organizations have tried in many ways, but perhaps their initiatives were not highly successful owing to the condition in the country at that time.She urged adult literacy entities operating in the country to train adult learners also in some basic negotiation skills that further empower them not only in reading and writing, but in carrying out successful business activities. The Ministry of Education head also underscored the need for the teaching of local languages in the adult education sector as an alternative for the better understanding of the subject matter. She also urged adult literacy groups in the country to include in their training manuals the training of marketable skills to the adult literacy learners.Minister Tarpeh in closing congratulated Alfalit-Liberia’s staff for their commitment, resilience and determination over years in training adult Liberians in literacy.In a special statement, the chairman of Alfalit-Liberia’s Board of Directors, Kenneth Y. Best, gave the overview of the adult literacy entity since it was established in Liberia in 2006.Chairman Best explained that Alfalit-Liberia has trained about 55,000 adult literacy learners in Liberia and adult literacy centers have been established in all 15 counties of Liberia.Mr. Best, who is also Publisher and Managing Director of the Daily Observer newspaper, recalled chat he once had with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, that the nation could achieve functional literacy in five years. However, he maintained that in order to accomplish this goal, “All stakeholders have to be on board.” These include the Liberian government, especially the Ministry of Education, all schools and educational institutions around the country, civil society organizations and the development partners.Mr. Best thanked Education Minister Tarpeh and her staff for accepting Alfalit-Liberia as a solid partner with the MOE in promoting adult literacy.Chairman Best also narrated a passionate success story of Alfalit-Liberia’s education initiative that transformed the life of a market woman into a productive adult literacy reader and writer.For her part, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Education Team Leader, Dr. Julia B. Richards, acknowledged the huge challenges of the MOE in meeting many with its demands in the country.She pointed out that no skill would serve better than empowering adult literacy learners with the knowledge to read and write good English.Dr. Richards also commended Alfalit-Liberia for its determination in enhancing the adult literacy program in the country.She underscored the need for civil society organizations and other major stakeholders in education to work together as a united team to promote adult literacy.Earlier, the Policy Advisor to Minister Tarpeh, Dr. Albert Coleman, welcomed the Alfalit-Liberia’s officials and staff to the signing ceremony and hoped that both parties would live up to the terms and conditions of the MOU.In brief remarks, the Executive Director of Alfalit-Liberia, Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings said the signing of the MOU with the MOE marks a significant breakthrough in the nation’s adult literacy program.The MOE and Alfalit-Liberia’s MOU signing was also attended by one of the board members, Mrs. Helen Roberts Evans, who also works at the Ministry of Education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Union activists are currently outside the Education Ministry anxiously awaiting word as GTU’s meeting with Gov’t gets underway. This meeting follows the impasse between the two sides.Full details can be found in the Guyana Times Newspaper on Friday, August 17, 2018.
0Shares0000Caermoon World Cup trailblazer Roger Milla reflects on Italia ’90 with AFP © AFP / GERARD FOUETYAOUNDE, Cameroon, Jun 11 – Cameroon great Roger Milla has told AFP that he never received the credit he deserved for his World Cup goal-scoring exploits.Milla, lured out of retirement at the ripe old age of 38, left an indelible mark on the 1990 finals in Italy. Considered an intriguing addition to a Cameroon team expected to head home after the group stages, Milla turned the tournament, and the fate of African football, on its head.Following a shock 1-0 win over Argentina, Milla came off the bench to score twice in the final minutes of a 2-1 win over Romania, his second a fierce strike from the right side of the area.After a 4-0 drubbing by the Soviet Union, Milla, again, stepped up to the plate.He came off the bench again to hit his second brace, in extra-time, to secure a 2-1 win over Colombia that sent Cameroon into the last eight, the first African side to make it to the quarter-finals.In Russia, Cameroon will be absent but Milla can take pride from the presence of a record five African teams — Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia — in the 32-nation World Cup starting Thursday.Thoughts of that strong African contingent got Milla reflecting on those heroics 28 years ago.“The most beautiful goal was my second against Romania,” he told AFP.“I hope you’re going to write about it, because no other player has scored a goal like that!”He added: “I don’t know why you (the media) don’t talk more about Africans. For me, it’s because of racism!“If a Brazilian, German or Frenchman had scored a goal like that, you would burst everyone’s eardrums talking about it.“But since it was a Cameroonian, a black player, it was hardly talked about. Still, Europeans told me that it should be rated among the world’s best.”– Oldest World Cup scorer –After Milla’s heroics, a record five African teams are among the 32 nations in Russia for the 2018 finals © AFP / ANTONIO SCORZAEach of Milla’s strikes were followed by what would become his trademark celebration — running to the corner flag and shimmying his hips from side to side as if dancing to his own personal tune.In the run-up to Italia 90, the striker who had played for French clubs Bastia and Saint-Etienne had been anticipating a life of retirement in the sun on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.But a last-minute request by Cameroon president Paul Biya, who urged him to grab his boots and get on a plane to Italy, made sure Milla, and African football, would never be the same again.Milla’s magic was felt far beyond Italy.“After that first qualification for the quarter-finals, FIFA’s eye were opened,” said Milla.“The whole world understood that in Africa there are a lot of great players, and some great football-playing nations.“Ghana (2010), Senegal (2002) went on to emulate our achievements. But that year, a door opened for African football.”Aside from the 1990 finals, Milla had seen a “perfectly good goal” disallowed in a scoreless draw with Peru at Cameroon’s maiden World Cup at Spain ’82.Then, at USA ’94, he became at 42, the tournament’s oldest ever scorer.After a 2-2 draw with Sweden and a 3-0 defeat to Brazil, a 6-1 drubbing by Russia, in which Milla scored, capped a poor campaign by the Africans.“I scored the only goal against Russia in our final match with technical ease and the strength of a player much younger than myself!“I showed the whole world that, even at 42, if you’ve treated yourself well, you can do it.“I’m a legend in Africa, and in South America, where ‘King Pele’ asked me why I wasn’t born a Brazilian!“I did for my country and for my continent, I’d like it if they talked about it more in Europe, and in France, where I spent my entire career.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Those close-season Football Manager marathons seem to be paying off over at the Britannia Stadium.If Stoke supporters were surprised by the signing of former Barcelona prodigy Bojan last summer, they were left stunned when the club announced the arrival of another ex-Barca star Ibrahim Afellay on Monday – and on a free transfer too!Once linked with a host of top European sides, the 29-year-old Dutch flyer left the Catalan club this summer and has penned a two-year deal with Mark Hughes’ side.Afellay’s arrival takes the number of ex-Barca players in the Potteries up to FOUR – and Monday’s news got some fans wondering who might be the next man to trade the hallowed Nou Camp for the lowly Britannia… New Stoke City forward Ibrahim Afellay lifts the Champions League trophy with Barcelona 1
Judge Seamus Hughes is to leave Donegal and take up an appointment in Mullingar District Court.The Mayo native and former Fianna Fail TD is to become Judge John Neilan’s replacement.He will take up his post in District Number Nine, which incorporates Mullingar, on March 7th. The Government made the decision to appoint Judge Hughes to this area last week.A native of Westport, Seamus Hughes was a Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo between 1992 and 1997. He was appointed as a District Court Judge in the summer of 2009.Since December of that year he has worked in District Court area Number One, which incorporates areas in Donegal including Buncrana, Dungloe, Glenties, and Letterkenny.During his time in Donegal he criticised public order offences as well as the boy racer mentality of some young drivers.He famous ordered a Rathmullan man to climb Croagh Patrick after the man abused a Garda and told him to go back to Mayo.EndsJUDGE HUGHES TO LEAVE DONEGAL FOR MULLINGAR ON MARCH 7TH was last modified: February 16th, 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)
7. Daley Blind (Manchester United) – Whether its at centre-back, left-back or in central midfield, Blind is almost guaranteed to put in an excellent shift. The Dutchman has largely filled the left-back position for United this season, while also covering in the heart of their defence as a result of injuries. He will remain a useful player to the Red Devils, but will be getting frustrated at not being a regular starter. 8 5. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) – Antonio has played in so many different positions for West Ham that its difficult to ascertain which he might actually favour. The former Nottingham Forest man can play on either flank, in defence and midfield, and perform across the attack. Hes the Hammers top scorer this season and has been a big miss while out with injury since mid-April. 2. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) – Azpilicueta can play anywhere across the back four and doesnt get the attention he deserves. Not one to take the limelight, the Spaniard quietly meets his managers demands with minimal fuss. His not being included in the PFA Team of the Year has disappointed plenty, particularly with this season arguably his best at Stamford Bridge. 8 8 6. Victor Moses (Chelsea) – No one, perhaps not even Moses himself, will have predicted such a season from the 26-year-old. Before this term he was very much considered a winger, now hes made the wing-back role fashionable. If Chelsea were to revert to a back four Antonio Conte wouldnt hesitate to play him at right-back, either. Its taken him much longer than he would have liked to settle at Stamford Bridge and its his versatility that has ultimately been key to his establishing a place in the team. 8 1. Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) – click the arrow above, right, to check out more brilliant utility players in the Premier League – Dier isnt short of trust at White Hart Lane and has quickly become a favourite with the Spurs support. The majority of his appearances have come as a centre back this season, deputising in the absence of Toby Alderweireld through injury, while hes also often been a figure in central midfield. His performances arent always perfect, but he never shies away from the task at hand. Its little surprise, therefore, that a player with his attitude is reportedly wanted by Jose Mourinho. 8 8. Emre Can (Liverpool) – Can has his critics, but theres little doubt he’s become a key player to Jurgen Klopp. This season the 23-year-old has played solely in central midfield, but he has before shown his ability to move into defence, particularly at centre-back. He prefers a deeper position in the centre of the park, though, which The Guardian report is causing issues in negotiations over a new contract. 8 8 Is Eric Dier the best utility player in the Premier League?With a £40m bid to come from Manchester United in the summer, the Daily Mail report, it would seem the Tottenham Hotspur man’s stock has hugely risen this season.And Dier’s versatility could be the very reason Jose Mourinho is reportedly so intent on luring him to Old Trafford.So inspired by his ability to perform in various roles on the pitch, we’ve compiled a list of the best utility players in the English top flight.Scroll through the gallery above to check out who features. 8 3. Phil Jones (Manchester United) – Jones has always been a utility player at Manchester United. Since moving to Old Trafford in June 2011 hes played at centre-back, right-back and in midfield, with his versatility a welcome addition to the team. Hes previously said hes happy to fulfil whatever position is asked of him and has performed well under Jose Mourinho, who, according to the player himself, stopped him from leaving the club last summer. 4. James Milner (Liverpool) – You get the feeling if Jurgen Klopp told Milner he needed him to play in goal, hed jump at the chance. The 31-year-old is the exemplary team player, willing to fill whatever position is asked by his manager. Hes the ultimate utility man and this season has been a revelation at left-back, leaving Alberto Moreno to become a forgotten figure on the sidelines. He must be a dream to manage.
Claude Makelele 1 Swansea assistant manager Claude Makelele has put pen to paper on a new contract with the club.The former Real Madrid, Chelsea and France midfielder joined the Swans as one of the number twos to new boss Paul Clement at the start of the year on a short-term deal which was due to expire this summer.And after Swansea guaranteed their Premier League safety by claiming four wins and a draw from their final five fixtures of the season, Makelele has handed the south Wales club a further boost by agreeing to remain at the Liberty Stadium.The details of the 44-year-old’s new contract have not been disclosed but he will continue as part of Clement’s coaching staff alongside fellow assistants Nigel Gibbs, goalkeeper coach Tony Roberts and head of physical performance Karl Halabi.Clement, who worked with Makelele – widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation – at Chelsea and Paris St Germain, said on the club’s official website: “We are very happy that he is going to be staying on because he is very popular.“He is a quiet, humble man considering what he did as a player. He has great experience and he has passed that on to the players.”
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is most likely to start against Porto after he was rested on the weekend. Photo by Agencies.FC Basel vs Manchester CitySt. Jakob Park, BaselTuesday @10:45pmReferee: Jonas Eriksson(Sweden)Basel looks likely to be without defensive midfielder Luca Zuffi as the Switzerland international struggles with injury, while goalkeeper Germano Vailati remains a long-term absentee.Manchester City may be boosted by the surprise return of German international Leroy Sane who has been included in the match day squad. Gabriel Jesus (knee) and Benjamin Mendy (knee) will both miss Tuesday’s clash.David Silva remains a doubt for the game after he missed Saturday’s 5-1 win against Leicester City with abdominal issues. Record signing Aymeric Laporte is a slight doubt after pulling out of training on Monday.FC Basel finished second in group A which consisted of another Manchester side, Manchester United and will be high in confidence as they defeated City’s sworn enemies 1-0 here a little less than three months ago.For Man City, the table leaders in England cruised through group F winning all but one game and subsequently topping the group.This will be the first meeting between these two sides but Basel have won four of their five home fixtures against English opponents in the competition.The home side will also take confidence in the fact that their opponents have won only one of their six away games at this stage and they(City) have also ever progressed past this round on only one occasion in the past, back in 2015/16 when they where defeated in the semi finals by Real Madrid.It is high time City’s powers are tested fully as they have swept apart their opponents in the domestic league and what better way to prove their worth by toppling the sides they face in Europe. Basel may not be ideal for them at current form but its the huddle they need to get past first on their way to the huge stumbling blocks that await them in the next rounds.Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid stand in the way of PSG. Photo by Agencies.Juventus vs Tottenham HotspursAllianz Stadium, TorinoTuesday @10:45pmReferee: Felix Brych(German)Juventus will host the first leg of this tie after finishing behind Barcelona in group D while Spurs topped a strong group H which consisted of two time defending champions Real Madrid and 2013 finalists Borrusia Dortmund.Juventus have to do without a quartet of first team players as star player Paulo Dybala, Midfielders Blaise Matuidi and Juan Cuadrado plus defender Andrea Barzagli. Brazilian winger Douglas Costa is also a doubt as he continues his recovery from a Hamstring injury.Tottenham Hotspurs have been dealt a major blow as defender Toby Alderweireld has not traveled with the team as he eases his recovery from a Hamstring injury suffered in Novenmber. The only other absentees for the North London side are fellow defenders Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters.Juventus are in some form currently despite seating second in the Italian Serie A as the Turin side have conceded only one goal in their last 16 matches in all competitions and in the process won 14 of them whilst drawing the other two.This will be the first competitive meeting between the clubs but this fixture sees one of four teams still unbeaten in the competition(Spurs) take on a Juventus who have lost only two of their past 19 Champions League games (v Real Madrid in last season’s final and Barcelona in this season’s group stages), winning 12 and drawing five.Tottenham have reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the second time in three appearances but have never progressed further than the quarter-finals. For Juventus, they enter into the game unbeaten at home in the competition for the last 22 games since Bayern Munich beat them in Turin, back in April 2013.It will be a huge test for Mauricio Pocchetino’s men against another giant in Europe after humbling Real Madrid in the group stages and if they can manage to eliminate Juventus, who knows where their adventure may lead them.Leroy Sane has been included in the team to face Basel on Tuesday night. Photo by Agencies.FC Porto vs Liverpool FCEstadio Do Dragao, PortoWednesday @10:45pmReferee: Daniele Orsato(Italy).Porto will be hoping to have Ivan Marcano available. The defender has a thigh problem and his absense could leave Porto paper thin at the back as Fabiano is a long-term absentee with a cruciate ligament injury and Felipe Monteiro is suspended. Midfielder Andre Andre will also miss out with an ankle injury, while Danilo Pereira and leading scorer Vincent Aboubakar are both doubtful.For Liverpool, they will be without Midfielder Emre Can who serves a one match suspension and Nathanial Clyne a long term absentee but defender Alberto Moreno is in contention after recovering from Injury. Jordan Henderson is expected to start after he was rested for Saturday’s 2-0 win at Southampton but Jurgen Klopp will also be hoping to have Joe Gomez available again.Despite winning only half of their group stage matches, Liverpool managed to top Group E above Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor as for Porto, the Portuguese side finished as runners-up in a difficult Group G, above RB Leipzig and Monaco, but behind Besiktas.Porto haven’t lost a single competitive match since the group stages ended either, winning 12 of their 14 matches and taking themselves to 2nd in the Primeira Liga, just a point behind leaders Benfica. However, during this time they haven’t faced a side of Liverpool’s quality, and this will be a huge test for them. The visitors are in fine form at the moment as well, beating Southampton at the weekend to make it seven wins from their last ten competitive matches.The two side have met once in the Champions league before as they played out a 1-1 draw here before Liverpool won the return leg at Anfiled 4-1 during the 2007/08 group stages.Neymar has greatly improved PSG but they face a major test when the French league leaders take on Real Mdrid at the Bernabue. Photo by Agencies.Real Madrid vs PSGEstadio Santiago Bernabeu, MadridWednesday @10:45pm Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)Los Blancos will be missing the vital services of their incredible right-back Dani Carvajal due to a card suspension and will also be without defender Vallejo to a hamstring injury. Dani Ceballos should return from a sprained ankle on February 8, but he is expected to be on the bench while Gareth Bale should make a proper start after a long season of injuries and make a major impact.The Parisians have no significant injury except that of Ben Arfa. Midfielder Thiago Motta has come back and came on as a sub in the cup game against Sochaux.PSG manager Unai Emery will have a pleasant selection headache while selecting his three forwards in his preferred 4-3-3 formation from Di Maria, Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar. Di Maria if selected will be facing his former side and looking at his recent form which has seen him score five goals in his last three starts, he will surely be a handful for Real’s porous defence that has conceded eight goals in their last five outings.The last time the two teams faced competitively was in the group stages two seasons ago. However, the form and quality of the two teams at the moment is vastly different as the French side have added one of the best players in the world, Neymar and have enjoyed better form in the league and Europe.Real Madrid are enduring one of their worst seasons in recent memory, although the defending Champions League holders are still in contention to win a third straight European Cup. Zinedine Zidane’s side remain 4th in La Liga following Saturday’s 5-2 win over Real Sociedad. By Madrid’s standards, their recent record of 4 wins in their last nine is well below par.Real Madrid pose a serious question to PSG: do they have the mental capacity to knock out one of European football’s big boys? PSG have never reached the semifinals of the Champions League but start off as slight favorites as Los Blancos love affair with the Champions League will make them hard to write offComments
Dream defeated Equator last week. (File Photos)Futsal Super League International Futsal Courts, MengoThursday, 02-05-2019-Elephants vs Dream @6pm-Bajim vs Park @7pm-Equator vs Typhoon @7pm-Crown vs Yeak Kabowa @8pm-Mengo City vs Kabowa United @8pm-Nomad vs Yap Stars @9pm-Aidenal vs Parakeets @9pmMENGO – Defending a championship is always a hard task and it requires a lot to execute.For Dream, they have made a complete mess of their Futsal Super League crown defence throughout the entire 2018/19 season.Having won it in the inaugural campaign, the Wankulukuku based side are languishing in 5th, 16 points off the pace with just 7 games to play.Their season has been marred by difficulties on and off the pitch and by the look of things, the troubles are not going to end any time soon.Payment of players has become an issue, training is no longer regular and sides they beat with ease last season, come into games against Dream thinking they can very much defeat them (Dream).“We have had off-field issues that have destabilized us throughout the season. Disclosed one of Dream’s players who preferred anonymity.“Payments are no longer regular and timely like it was in the first season and in turn, motivation has sunk to it’s lowest.“We were forced to change our training ground in the course of the season and it only destabilized is further.“Some of the players no longer turn up on a daily basis and I am scared the team may be no more at the end of the season.With all that in mind, Dream have another league game on Thursday against Elephants.Having secured a 3-2 victory over Equator last week, the defending champions have a chance to make it two victories in as many games.They may not be gunning for the title anymore but will very much want to finish as high up the table as possible.Currently, they sit 5th on 35 points but a run of good results can see them at least finish third on the log by the end of the season.Their Thursday opponents, Elephants, start the day in 12th with 14 points.Meanwhile, the top two of Yeak Kabowa and Park will also be in action on the same day.Yeak who are currently top of the standings with 51 points will take on Crown at 8pm.The Kabowa based side have been in fine form lately, winning all of their last three league games.Yeak have won all their last three games.With Park hot on their heels, they know they can not afford any slip-ups at this stage.“We are aware of the situation below us and we will try to win as many games as possible so as we do not allow Park any chance of getting closer to us. Said Yeak striker Robert Bakka ahead of the game on Thursday.“We take on Crown, a side that always complicates matters but we know we have the players to beat them.Yeak have been dealt a major blow ahead of the game as they will be without top scorer Enock Ssebagala who was sent off in the 2-1 win over Crown last week. In the stands, Ssebagala will be joined by John Musasizi who also saw red in the same game.For Park, they will take on hard-fighting Bajim at 7pm.Park are coming off a 5-2 victory against Bajim in their last game.Four points behind Yeak, they know that they still have a big chance to win this year’s championship but they need to win games on a regular basis.“We are under no pressure going into the last 7 games of the season, noted Park Captain Iddi Babu.“Our target is to win all our remaining games and see what happens at the end of the season.Bajim will however be no pushover for Park as they have developed a never say die attitude throughout the season.The Derrick Mubiru captained side have picked up more points from losing positions than any other side in the League this season.Currently in 6th, their target if finishing high up the table as possible.In the other day’s games, Equator takes on Typhoon, Mengo City play Kabowa United, Nomad and Yap Stars also do battle while Parakeets locks horns with Aidenal.Yeak’s Enock Ssebagala still leads the scoring charts with 36 goals, one ahead of teammate Shaffic Avemah.Comments Tags: DreamEncok SsebagalaFutsal Super LeagueIddi BabuParkRobert BakkaShafick AvemahYeak Kabowa