A motion for the adoption of the long anticipated National Youth Policy is expected to be moved on Thursday in the National Assembly by Junior Education Minister Nicolette Henry.Junior Education Minister Nicolette HenryThe adoption of the policy will allow the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport within the Education Ministry along with its stakeholders, to carry out activities that target youth development.The policy is centred on a framework of five strategic areas. These are to improve the social, emotional and cultural skills of young people; produce a productive and enterprising youth workforce; develop quality education and market oriented skills; encourage leadership, participation and representation; and promote good health, security and safety.Presidential Adviser on Youth Empowerment Aubrey NortonEarlier this year, President David Granger had announced that the policy would come on stream soon. The policy was laid in the National Assembly on June 30, 2016.In August 2015, Presidential Adviser on Youth Empowerment Aubrey Norton had announced that the National Youth Policy draft had been completed and was awaiting review from President Granger and Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine.The National Youth Policy is supposed to be a comprehensive policy document that states the vision of the Government of Guyana for the youths of the country and also how this vision would be realised by the Government. The Policy caters for the needs of the youths in the age group of 15-35 years, which constitutes over 50 per cent of the population.It also identifies the vision and the five key objectives that are further sub-divided into several priority areas for youth development. It further suggests policy imperatives that should be implemented in each of these identified priority areas.The previous Administration had held numerous consultations on this initiative in an effort to finalise and subsequently implement the policy.
Celebration erupted yesterday afternoon at the Criminal Court ‘C,’ Temple of Justice, after Judge Peter Gbeneweleh ordered talk show host Henry Costa released, describing his arrest and subsequent detention by the Liberian National Police (LNP) as “unthinkable and unbelievable.” Judge Gbeneweleh, in his ruling declared that it was “unthinkable and unbelievable,” that Costa was detained because “he had been hiding behind his microphone for the past three weeks to escape arrest.” State lawyers alleged that Costa was arrested because of his statement on radio that government unlawfully deported a Lebanese national, Sam Fawah, one of the owners of SSF, a construction company. The lawyers further alleged that Costa was invited to clarify his statement against the government, but Costa reportedly refused to attend the police hearing. However, Judge Gbeneweleh rhetorically asked, “How would the police say Costa had been behind the canopy of the radio to prevent his own arrest, until he was picked up on February 7, for curfew violation?” “Where did they arrest him, in his house or on the street?” Answering the question, he said, “Costa was not in hiding, he was arrested on the street because he violated the curfew.” He quoted Article 21 ( g) of the 1986 Constitution which says “The right to the writ of habeas corpus, being essential to the protection of human rights, shall be guaranteed at all times, and any person arrested or detained and not presented to court within the period specified may in consequence exercise this right.” Based on that, the Judge observed that it was necessary for Costa’s lawyers to file the writ of Habeas corpus before the court for Mr. Costa’s immediate release. According to him, curfew violation is not a crime rather if an individual is arrested because of violating it, that person is only liable to pay a fine of $25, not making specific reference to any of the currencies in circulation in the country. “You said, you arrested 34 persons including Costa in connection to curfew violation, but you went ahead to release 33 of those arrested leaving only Costa. What kind of justice is this?” Judge Gbeneweleh wondered. “It is a complete violation of the rights of his liberty as provided in the constitution,” the Judge declared. He explained that during the argument, state lawyers claimed that they invited Costa to appear before the police on several occasions to give clarity about statements he made on radio that government unlawfully deported a Lebanese national, Sam Fawah, one of the owners of SSF. “But, they failed to show any documentary evidence about the invitation they sent to Costa to attend their hearing to this court,” Judge Gbeneweleh said. Besides, he said, there was no appropriate writ to show that Costa was charged by the police beyond the 48 hours he was detained in violation of Article 21 (c) of the Constitution. “Therefore, the writ for habeas corpus is hereby granted and Costa is immediately released from further detention. It is hereby ordered, matter suspended,” Judge Gbeneweleh declared. The release order brought cheers from the eagerly waiting family members who had tried unsuccessfully to get Costa out of detention for more than three days.Immediately upon his release, Costa told journalists he would address the issue leading to his arrest on his talk show today, Friday. His statement was greeted with cheers and a round of applause from his supporters and admirers in the gathering as they shouted, “Costa has won the Ministry of Justice, and the government since he has been given justice. Nobody will stop him from saying the truth on radio.” Costa was temporary released last Tuesday and placed into the care of the Sheriff of the court by Judge Gbeneweleh, after Costa’s legal team filed a writ of habeas corpus for his unconditional release. He was arrested at about 2 a.m., on Saturday, February 7, after police said, he along with 34 others were in violation of the curfew imposed by government, as part of its fight against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000AFC Leopards midfielder Whyvonne Isuza vies for the ball with Singida United’s Ally Kenny during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Jun 5- Hopes of a Mashemeji Derby in the semi finals of the SportPesa Super Cup were dashed when Tanzanian outfit Singida United beat AFC Leopards 4-2 on post match penalties in the quarter finals on Tuesday evening.The game was forced to penalties after a barren draw in regulation time and AFC will have only themselves to blame after missing a penalty in regulation time, Whyvonne Isuza seeing his 68th minute kick saved by Singida keeper Peter Manyika. Singida have now booked a date against defending champions Gor Mahia, the game set to Thursday at 3pm.On penalties, only Ally Kenny missed for Singida with Shafik Batambuze, Adam Miraji, Danny Lyanga and Sumbi Elynyesia scoring.AFC missed two of their four kicks with Baker Lukooya hitting the crossbar while Moses Mburu struck his effort wide. Robinson Kamura and Isuza scored AFC’s efforts.The light afternoon showers at the Afraha Stadium made the playing conditions difficult with the ground becoming slippery and players finding it tough to have their feet on the ground.It almost cost Singida the opener within the opening three minutes when Salum Kipaga slipped as he tried to pass the ball back to his keeper, but good for him AFC forward Ray Omondi was not fast enough to the ball allowing Kennedy Juma to race back and block his effort at stealing the ball.AFC Leopards midfielder Marvin Nabwire vies for the ball with Singida United’s John Tibar during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSingida were doing all they can to pass the ball around despite the tough conditions of the Afraha pitch and they had a good chance in the sixth minute when Danny Lyanga’s header from a John Tibar cross was well handled by Ezekiel Owade in the AFC goal.Ingwe didn’t look organized in the opening minutes and they kept spraying stray passes with Singida picking them up and attempting to build up play.Amidst the confusion, Ingwe almost had the opener in the 22nd minute when Dennis Sikhayi’s dipping cross from the right headed on target, but Singida keeper Peter Manyika backtracked to turn the ball behind for a corner.Ingwe had an even better opportunity two minutes later when Brian Marita raced away from his markers on the right before slicing in a cross back, but Whyvone Isuza and Omondi clashed going for the same ball.The cross fell on Jaffary Owiti at the backpost but the youngster’s shot at goal was well handled by Manyika.On the other end, Owade almost gifted Singida the opener when he punched Deus Kaseke’s cross right into Habib Kyombo’s path, but the Tanzanian’s shot went wide.Owade made the same mistake in the 28th minute this time spilling Tibar’s shot from distance but the keeper dodged a bullet once again when Kyombo’s effort from the rebound unmarked inside the six yard box went wide.In the final seven minutes of the opening half, Ingwe had chances to break the deadlock.AFC Leopards winger Brian Marita wheels past Singida United’s Kennedy Juma during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFirst Omondi’s connection from a Marita cross being saved by Manyika while in the second instance three minutes to half time the custodian parried away a stinging freekick from Robinson Kamura.The second half turned out to be a Peter Manyika show, the Tanzanian keeper standing tall in the Singida goal making crucial saves.Three minutes after the restart, Manyika pulled a brilliant double save, first acrobatically tipping behind a Kamura freekick for a corner and from the resultant set piece made a full stretch save to his left to punch away a ferocious shot from Victor Majid who picked the ball on the right.In the 65th minute, the custodian was once again well placed to pick out a stinging freekick from Marita.His AFC had a golden chance to break the deadlock just three minutes later when Owiti was hacked down inside the box by Salum Kipaga, but nothing could beat Manyika.The custodian made a brilliant leap to save Whyvonne Isuza’s penalty before bouncing back up to save Ray Omondi’s rebound.The ball fell kindly to Omondi once again from the save, but the forward who lacked sharpness on the day shot high over the bar.AFC Leopards midfielder Marvin Nabwire attempts to go past Singida United’s Daby Amara during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWith 15 minutes left and Singida’s confidence increased by Manyika’s saves, AFC head coach Rodolfo Zapata made two changes, the ineffective Omondi coming off for Vincent Oburu while Baker Lukooya replaced Brian Marita.Nonetheless, nothing the two sides did could change the score-line.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Rampant Razzle won the An-Cu Veterinary 525 Final, the feature race at tonight’s greyhound racing in Lifford.Crossing the finish line in 28.97 seconds, the 6/1 outsider, owned and trained by Mark Duffy, had three lengths to spare from 5/4 favourite Turbine Tulip, owned and trained by Willie Foley.Tonight’s results were: Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Friend of Jack 5/2; 2, Pollys Ace 3/1. Time: 19.63. Distance: half a length.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Gilti Aero 4.6 fav; 2, Fridays Berlin 2/1. Time: 18.94. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 3 The Try a Trio 525 (525 yards): 1, Hather for Luck 9/4 fav; 2, Tommylees Buddy 4/1. Time: 29.73. Distance: half a length.Race 4 The Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Whoop Whoop 2/1; 2, Hather Eve 4/1. Time: 29.04. Distance: 3.35 lengths. Race 5 “Like” Us on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Barberfort Rock 6/4 fav; 2, Drumsna Royal 7/2. Time: 29.25. Distance: a length.Race 6 The Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 350 (350 yards): 1, Backdoor Bucko 5/1; 2, China Moments 4/1. Time: 19.29. Distance: 1.75 lengths.Race 7 The Upcoming Sweepstakes (525 yards): 1, Tahina Sabrina 5/2; 2, Thrill Me 3/1. Time 28.79. Distance: 4 lengths.Race 8 The Lifford €15 Special (525 yards): 1, Corrin Gooch 5/4 fav; 2, Hather Lock 3/1. Time: 28.88. Distance: 2.5 lengths.Race 9 The Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Hather Two Bake 3/1; 2, Ill Get That 5/2. Time: 28.85. Distance: 1.25 lengths. Race 10 The An-Cu Veterinary 525 Final (525 yards): 1, Rampant Razzle 6/1; Turbine Tulip 5/4 fav. Time: 28.97. Distance: 3.25 lengths.Race 11 www.liffordgreyhound.com 525 (525 yards): 1, Fridays Warsaw 1/1 fav; 2, Mullrook Dabhoyo 5/1. Time: 29.15. Distance: a short head.Race 12 The Getting Out 575 Bumper Stakes (575 yards): 1, Another Choice 4/1; 2, Budders Reward 5/1. Time: 32.14. Distance: a length.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: July 26th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordResults
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Nolan McSwain connected with Chris Rhodes on a 57-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter for Blair. Rosamond’s defense, led by defensive linemen Cody Hubkey and Jesus Chamarro, limited Blair to 91 yards total offense and minus-9 yards rushing. — Steve Collins ROSAMOND — Rodney Spencer rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries as the Rosamond High School football team topped visiting Blair High. Tight end Eric Leon scored twice for Rosamond a 67-yard pass from Nick Gutierrez and a 14-yard run and gained 119 all-purpose yards. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Budders Reward took the honours in the final of The Finn 575, the feature race at last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford.The 7/4 joint favourite, owned and trained by Seamus Teague, romped to victory in a time of 31.78 to finish seven lengths ahead of second-placed Rocky High, owned and trained by Noel Lynch. Results were:Race 1 The Quick Fire 350 first semi-final (350 yards): 1, Loyal Lamp; 2, Ballougry Bound. Time: 19.61. Distance: a length.Race 2 The Quick Fire 350 second semi-final (350 yards): 1, Tober Scolari 4/5 fav; 2, Coolcholly Kate 5/1. Time: 19.22. Distance: 3 lengths.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, GoodintheHoo 5/2; 2, Macsruso 3/1. Favourite: Corner Plane 2/1. Time: 19.20. Distance: 2.5 lengths. Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Some Effort 4/1; 2, Amarillos Girl 6/1. Joint favourites: Colarhouse Bound and Friend of Jack, 5/4. Time: 29.59. Distance: half a length.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Wrong Note 5/2 jt fav; 2, Holborn Oscar 4/1. Jt. Favourite: Heather If. Time: 29.21. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Drumsna Major 61; 2, Kilnacloy Prince 9/4. Favourite: Free Falling 5/4. Time: 19.95. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 7 (525 yards): 1, Ulster Idea; 2, Fridays Maye. Time 28.61. Distance: 6.75 lengths.Race 8 (525 yards): 1, Altmore Champ 3/1; Tahina Sabrina 2/1. Favourite: Do It Kim 6/4. Time: 28.91. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 9 The Quick Draw semi-final one (350 yards); 1, Saberry 5/2; 2, Drumsna Lilly 4/1. Favourite: Fridays Berlin 6/4. Time: 19.15. Distance: 2.25 lengths. Race 10 (350 yards): 1, Saberry 5/2; 2, Drumsna Lilly 4/1. Favourite: Fridays Berlin 6/4. Time: 19.15. Distance: 2.25 lengths.Race 11 The Finn 575 Final (575 yards): 1, Budders Reward 7/4 jt fav; 2, Rocky High 6/1. Joint favourite: Culture Annie. Time: 31.78. Distance: 7 lengths.Race 12 (525 yards): 1, Budders Luck 7/4 fav; 2, Drumsna Canyon 3/1. Time: 28.86. Distance: 6 lengths. GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:575finngreyhoundLiffordRacingResults
A local fishing crew caught a lot more than they bargained for when they caught a glimpse of a humpback whale in Donegal Bay on Tuesday.The mighty creature was spotted off South Donegal among schools of dolpins and bluefin tuna.The whale wasn’t shy either, as it surfaced only a few feet away from the fishing boat. The amazing marine moment was caught on camera and shared by the Donegal Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, but viewers are advised that the video contains expletives:Video: Donegal IWDGThese events follow another sighting of a humpback whale off St John’s Point on Sunday. Sightings are expected around the Irish coast at this time of year as whales come to their seasonal feeding grounds. However, two whales in Kerry baffled researchers after returning to the region together 20 years after their first recorded sighting.The Donegal branch of IWDG advised that there is a good chance of seeing the humpbacks off the north west coast at St John’s Point, Sliabh Liag and Carrick. If you do see the whales, the public is asked to report all sightings to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. Watch: The humpback is back for an amazing encounter with fishermen was last modified: September 26th, 2019 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:CoastfishHumpback WhaleMarine
Get live updates, news and analysis Sunday at 1:05 p.m. as the Raiders try to slow down the high-scoring Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum.Kansas City (9-2) comes into Oakland on the heels of a scandalous episode that resulted in the Chiefs releasing their star running back Kareem Hunt Friday. Hunt was let go hours after a video surfaced of him physically assaulting a woman last February. Hunt, who was fifth in the NFL with 824 rushing yards, will be replaced by veteran backup …
29 September 2015The Lions will be the first team to play a Super Rugby match in Japan when the new-era, 18-team competition kicks off in February 2016.They will face the Tokyo franchise at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium on Saturday, 27 February as confirmed by the draw, which was issued by Sanzar yesterday. Sanzar (South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby) is the body charged with running two of the world’s pre-eminent Rugby Union competitions – Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship.The Cheetahs will similarly become the first team to play the new entrant from Argentina, when they host the Buenos Aires-based team in Bloemfontein on the competition’s opening evening, Friday, 26 February.The Kings return to the competition with a derby against the Sharks, while the opening round is completed for a game at Newlands, where the Stormers will host the Bulls.The six South African teams are grouped into two African pools along with the new entrants from Japan and Argentina. The existing 10 Australasian teams will be divided into New Zealand and Australian pools.The winners of each pool will earn automatic entry into the knockout Vodacom Super Rugby Finals Series. The next highest-ranked team from the African conference will also be placed in the Finals Series along with the three next highest- ranked teams from the Australasian conference.Unbridled excitementSanzar interim chief executive officer Brendan Morris said fans could look forward to the upcoming season with a great deal of optimism and enthusiasm. “We are in the envious position to be delivering our great brand of rugby to new cities and international markets, unlocking a host of commercial opportunities and delivering the unbridled excitement of Super Rugby to a legion of new and existing fans,” he said.“As successful as our competition has been in the past, we cannot rest on our laurels. We want to grow our fan base and ensure existing fans stay loving our game. We will be working hard alongside our national unions, teams, broadcasters and venues to keep finding new and innovative ways to ensure Super Rugby continues to be the best provincial rugby competition in the world both on and off the field,” Morris said.The African pools play home and away against the other teams in their pool; they also play either home or away against the teams in the other African pool and their programme is completed by matches against all the teams from either the Australian or New Zealand conference.Africa Conference 1, which will play against the Australian conference in 2016, is made up of the Bulls, Cheetahs, Stormers and the Japanese team.Africa Conference 2, which will play against the New Zealand conference in 2016, features the Kings, Lions, Sharks and the Argentinian team.To lessen the travel burden on the South African teams, three of the Japanese entrant’s matches against South African teams will be played in Singapore. The Cheetahs will add another first to the list by appearing at the Singapore National Stadium in round three, followed by the Bulls (round five) and Stormers (round 12).New trophyThe new-look competition will also be contested for a new trophy, made by Blue Sky Design. The chrome and gold-plated piece is intended to capture the prestige, grandeur and resilience of one of the world’s toughest sporting competitions.The 360-degree design features eight blade legs, representing the eight teams that will qualify for the Finals Series, arranged to provide an iconic representation of a rugby ball and evoke visual nostalgic links to the former trophy. It is now eternal property of the Highlanders.The 13.5kg prize has a flat base catering for engraving and seamless expansion as more teams etch their name into Super Rugby history as champions in the coming years.About Super RugbyAccording to Sanzar, in 1986, the Australian teams of New South Wales and Queensland played against Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington from New Zealand, as well as a composite Fiji side.“For five years the tournament was played, a South Pacific Championship or Super Six, which led to ‘expansion’ when South Africa re-entered the rugby world and it was reborn into the Super 10 in 1993, where it ran until 1995, prior to the game becoming professional.“In 1996, as Sanzar was formed, the Super 12 was created, a professional competition and the first official ‘international domestic’ tournament featuring the strongest teams – which would become franchises – across New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.”In 2011, Super Rugby expanded to 15 teams, with the Melbourne Rebels the new franchise, and split into three conferences, each with five teams and based in one of the three nations.Rugby World CupThere are eight Sharks players, seven Stormers, three Cheetahs and six Bulls players who are representing South Africa’s Springboks in the Rugby World Cup in England this month. South Africa is in Pool B. Although the Springboks lost in their first match against Japan on 19 September, they beat Samoa 46-6 on 26 September, putting them second on the log of Pool B. Scotland is number 1. The Springboks will fly the flag high against Scotland on 3 October at St James Park in Newcastle.Source: News24Wire