The commander of the DEA Bong County detachment Col. Darius Paye has divulged that over the weekend more than three hundred kilograms of marijuana with a street value of L$3m was discovered in the central town of Salala.Addressing journalists at his DEA office in Gbarnga last Tuesday, Col. Paye said dangerous substances were found in a bush few yards away from the Salala Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization checkpoint, following a tip off.He said the harmful substance was placed in empty rice bags ready for Monrovia and noted there has not been any suspects in custody.Col. Paye maintained that while the Government of Liberia is making considerable progress on reducing drug trafficking in the county, youth unemployment remains the most destabilizing force.The DEA officer indicated that except urgent steps are taken to deal with youth unemployment such a situation would continue to confront the country.“Drug trafficking is truly undermining government’s effort to fight corruption and the government must first contain the trafficking by promoting youth employment,” Col. Paye said.He informed journalists such harmful drugs are kept at a DEA warehouse in Gbarnga awaiting to be burned by relevant authorities.Col. Paye used the occasion to call on Liberians to engage in profitable ventures and avoid farming activities that would violate health and safety laws of Liberia.Meanwhile, the regional coordinator of a civil society group, George Johnson told the Daily Observer that drug trafficking is undermining the country’s anti-corruption fight and there is the need for more efforts to tackle the situation.He said Liberia has emerged as a busy route for illicit drugs in recent times as the result of extreme poverty and weak border control. Johnson said since anti-corruption campaign was launched in 2009 to stamp out corruption at all levels in government, weak laws have made success impossible and therefore appealed to the National Legislature to legislate punitive anti drug laws to make illicit drug trafficking a non-bail able offense.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000President Uhuru Kenyatta holds the FIFA World Cup trophy during a luncheon hosted at State House on February 26, 2018. PHOTO/Moses MuokiNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26- President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged national football team Harambee Stars to give a stab at qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, saying with the vast talent the country has, qualification is an achievable target.The Head of State was speaking on Monday evening as he hosted the FIFA World Cup trophy at State House Nairobi ahead of its two-day tour of the country. “Today is a day for us to be proud; today is a day for us to remember that we still have the chance to one day enter that great field and participate in a World Cup tournament,” the President said in the full presence of Football Kenya Federation officials and players led by president Nick Mwendwa.Mwendwa whose rise to the top of the federation seat was anchored on a promise to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar also added his voice to the ambition of making it into the prestigious tournament especially with FIFA increasing the number of participating nations to 48 from 2022.“As a federation that is our ambition and that is the target we set for ourselves. 2022, 2026 is possible and that is why we have started investing in the younger generation and training of trainers,” Mwendwa said in a separate interview with Capital Sport.In the earnest ambition of achieving the target, President Kenyatta has also promised to work with county governments to ensure that football talent is developed from a tender age.President Uhuru Kenyatta poses for a photo with the FIFA World Cup trophy alongside Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa during a luncheon hosted at State House on February 26, 2018. PHOTO/Moses Muoki“Sports is a devolved function and I am glad to see governors here to celebrate the arrival of this trophy. It is also a sign of partnership between county and national governments in developing sports across the country,” Kenyatta said.He added; “I want to commit to them that as national government, we will look to work together to develop talent of our young people.”The FIFA World Cup trophy touched down in Kenya from Ethiopia at exactly 11:02am and was received with the ceremonial water canon celebration.The plane carrying the FIFA World Cup trophy taxis at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as it arrived from Ethiopia on February 26, 2018. PHOTO/Moses MuokiAt hand to welcome the trophy into the country from Ethiopia was new Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa, his Tourism counterpart Najib Balala, Youth and Gender’s Margaret Kobia, Nairobi women representative Esther Passaris and other high ranking government and Cocacola officials.From the airport, the trophy headed to the House on the Hill where it was received by the head of state, the only Kenyan allowed to lay his hands on the coveted piece of silverware.“It’s a great pleasure that for the third time our country has been honoured by the arrival of this magnificent trophy in its world tour. On behalf of all Kenyans we are grateful both to Coca-cola and FIFA for once again picking Kenya as one of the countries during this cup’s tour across the world,”“It shows considerable partnership, friendship and the growing contribution of our partners in terms of helping us develop our sports in this country,” Kenyatta said as he appreciated the trophy’s stop in the country.The trophy which is scheduled to tour over 51 countries will be at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Tuesday for public viewing beginning 11am.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)
The Paris Saint-Germain striker has not played since February, but knows that soccer-mad Brazil hopes he is fit to lead their team to glory in the World Cup.“I know that people are a little anxious, but nobody more than me, nobody is as nervous about my comeback and nobody is more scared than me,” Neymar told Brazilian station TV Globo.The world’s most expensive player was injured on February 25 playing for PSG against Marseille in the French league.The 26-year-old striker underwent surgery on a bone in his right foot in Brazil at the start of Match and has since dedicated himself to preparing for the World Cup.“It’s a very difficult time, right? I think it’s one of the most difficult I’ve ever had, because I’m very close to a dream I have, which is the World Cup,” said Neymar, who broke a bone in his neck in the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and missed the semifinal, which the hosts lost, 7-1, to Germany.“Thank God I have this further opportunity, this further chance, to try to be a world champion for my country, which is a dream that I have had since childhood,” Neymar said. “It is my goal. I hope it is my cup.”Neymar was on Tuesday included in the 23-man provisional Brazilian squad for the World Cup which starts in Russia on June 14. Brazil are aiming to add a sixth star on their shirts.Neymar resumed training with PSG last Sunday. If he is to gain match practice before the World Cup his chances will come in warm-up games against Croatia in Liverpool on June 3 and against Austria in Vienna three days later.Brazil kick off their World Cup against Switzerland in Rostov on June 17. Their group also includes Costa Rica and Serbia.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar sported a Brazilian look when he went to the French football awards where he was named best player in France. © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFESAO PAULO, Brazil, May 16 – As Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, battles to be fit for Brazil’s World Cup campaign, he is aware of the pressure.“Nobody is as scared as me,” he said on Tuesday.
0Shares0000Dembele was the star as Lyon downed PSG on Sunday © AFP / JEFF PACHOUDPARIS, France, Feb 4 – Moussa Dembele scored and won a penalty as Lyon stunned Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Sunday to end the runaway leaders’ hopes of an unbeaten Ligue 1 campaign.Angel Di Maria fired PSG into a seventh-minute lead, but Dembele equalised and Nabil Fekir scored the winner from the spot three minutes after half-time. “I don’t know if the defeat was deserved. In the first half it was deserved, but after half-time, we still dominated,” said PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.The reigning champions remain 10 points clear of second-placed Lille at the top of the table despite the defeat, with two games in hand, while Lyon strengthened their grip on third spot, three points further back.“We did what we had planned, namely high pressing, quick transitions, and to cause them problems every time we had the ball,” said Lyon coach Bruno Genesio. “I don’t think they’re used to that in Ligue 1.”All eyes will now turn to the Champions League for PSG, with only a French Cup tie at third-tier Villefranche and a home game against Bordeaux to come before the last-16, first-leg clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on February 12.Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant Mike Phelan were both in attendance at the Groupama Stadium on Sunday, just hours after their side’s 1-0 Premier League win at Leicester.The pair would have learned plenty from watching Lyon regularly slice through the PSG defence against seemingly little resistance, while Mbappe shouldered the majority of the attacking responsibility in the absence of the injured Neymar.“I’m not worried about the Champions League,” insisted Mbappe. “We must take it match by match and wait for the Champions League.”On paper, this looked the toughest test remaining for PSG in their bid to go through the league season unbeaten, having won on just two of their previous 13 Ligue 1 visits to Lyon, losing seven.But Thomas Tuchel’s men almost forged ahead inside the first two minutes, as Kylian Mbappe raced clear only to shoot tamely at Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.The away side did not have to wait long to strike, though, as Houssem Aouar carelessly gifted possession to Julian Draxler, who strode forward and teed up Di Maria to slot in his 10th goal of the season.– Lyon dominate –Mbappe cut a frustrated figure as he was denied multiple times by Lopes © AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUEBut Lyon, on a six-match unbeaten run in the league themselves, quickly improved and twice wasted clear-cut chances to level, as PSG ‘keeper Alphonse Areola denied Bertrand Traore from point-blank range before Dembele nodded wide.Areola had to be alert again, springing to his right to tip away a vicious long-range drive from Nabil Fekir, before producing a wonderful double stop from Traore and Memphis Depay.However, just seconds after another excellent save to deny Fekir, Areola was totally at fault for Lyon’s 33rd-minute equaliser.The 25-year-old misjudged Leo Dubois’ cross, allowing Dembele the simplest of tasks to head into the net.PSG almost snatched a half-time lead against the run of play, but Lyon centre-back Jason Denayer made an incredible diving header to keep out Draxler’s close-range shot.Lyon, who face Barcelona in the Champions League knockout stage, continued to dominate after the restart, and were awarded a spot-kick when Dembele was brought down by Thiago Silva, with Fekir doing the rest.That provoked PSG into life, and Lopes made two brilliant saves from Mbappe in the space of just 20 seconds.Mbappe was PSG’s best hope of salvaging their unbeaten record, but he saw Lopes divert away a low drive, before former Celtic striker Dembele wasted a golden opportunity to wrap up the points as he was again foiled by Areola.But Lyon held on anyhow, ending their opponents’ 21-game unbeaten run in the French top flight.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Leighton Baines has made 15 appearances for Everton this season Leighton Baines has claimed Everton’s players lack chemistry following a third successive Premier League defeat at the weekend.The Toffees fell to a 1-0 loss at Manchester United on Sunday and were booed off by the travelling fans, whose side are 12th in the table and level on points with Bournemouth.Although Roberto Martinez’s side have an FA Cup semi-final to contest later this month, their league form has frustrated supporters that believe a squad featuring John Stones, Ross Barkley and 25-goal striker Romelu Lukaku should be higher up the division.And Baines insists Everton’s current team are not gelling together as they should.He told the Liverpool Echo: “I just don’t feel as though the chemistry is quite there with the team on the pitch at the moment, and it hasn’t been for a while.“We are maybe leaning too heavily on individuals to come up with something.“We’re in games; we were in the game on Sunday and had a couple of chances, but we’re not performing as a team to the level we know we can or we should be.“Results have an impact on that because chemistry and confidence go hand in hand. Look at the teams who are having success this year and you’d say they have chemistry. “If I had to say one thing, I just don’t know if it’s there with us at the moment, for whatever reason.”With 13 points separating the Toffees and sixth-placed West Ham, European qualification through the league is now seemingly out of reach.Baines has therefore urged his team-mates to put things right ahead of their semi-final date at Wembley to try and salvage what is turning out to be a disappointing campaign.“We’re not where we should be,” the 31-year-old added.“We haven’t won enough games to make excuses. You get judged at the end of the season and we’re getting towards the end of the season, and we’re not near a position we should be in given what we’ve got.“We’re all accountable. We try and put it right but we’ve not been able to. That’s the third loss on the bounce in the league which is disappointing to us all.“We want to win every time we go out to play and we’d like to go into that cup game with a few wins behind us. That’s our season in some respects now, it certainly is from the fans’ point of view and we’ve let them down a lot, it’s our only way of making it up to them.”
1 Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium Manchester City’s signing of teenager Benjamin Garre will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday.City signed Garre at the age of 16 but the teenager’s Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield claimed the move breached world governing body FIFA’s rules over the signing of minors from outside the European Union.Velez appealed to the CAS after FIFA ruled in City’s favour following a complaint about Garre’s move to the Premier League club in July 2016.The Argentinian outfit claim FIFA rules allow players under 18 to move between clubs only in European countries.City argued Garre held an Italian passport and was entitled to move after his 16th birthday.Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have all been subjected to transfer bans in the past few years after being found guilty of breaching rules around the signing of international players under the age of 18.It is understood it could be several weeks before there is an outcome from the CAS hearing.
GLENSWILLY are behind at half time in the Ulster SFC Club Final at Healy Park in Omagh.Derry champions Ballinderry lead by four points – 1-06, to 1-02.The Donegal champions had led with Michael Murphy scoring a goal, a point and setting up the other of their scores. But Ballinderry came flying back into it.FOLLOW THE GAME LIVE ON DD AIB ULSTER CLUB SFC FINAL: GLENSWILLY BEHIND AT HALF-TIME was last modified: December 1st, 2013 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:ballinderry liveglenswilly
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SCOTS police investigating death threats against Celtic boss Neil Lennon have arrested two men in raids targeting loyalist bigots behind sectarian hate crimes on the internet.A 23-year-old and a 27-year-old are in police custody after the raids in the early hours of the morning.The arrests were made in Paisley and Dalmarnock in the east end of Glasgow. Both men have been charged with sectarian breach of the peace Cops are hunting 50 people involved in incitement to attack the Lurgan man.Supt Kirk Kinnell, from Strathclyde Police’s anti-violence directorate, said: “I would like to deliver a clear message to those who continue to make hate-filled comments and cause distress to decent members of the public, that we will pursue you relentlessly until this behaviour is stopped.“Some people seem to think that they are anonymous online or can hide in a crowd, but technology can also be used to bring the police directly to you wherever you are.”The raids, which police said were ongoing, target postings of religious and racial hate comments about Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Rangers striker El Hadji-Diouf. An extra 1,000 officers will be out in Glasgow on Sunday for Celtic and Rangers last game of the season.Lennon has endured sectarian threats against him throughout his career as a player and manager at Celtic and was the target of a parcel bomb campaign, which also saw devices sent to QC Paul McBride and MSP Trish Godman.Mr McBride told the BBC: “The internet appears to be a driver for individuals to come together and spew their hatred and bile out.“And I’m afraid it’s resulted in people dying. People are being stabbed in a sectarian way in Glasgow. As a person who works in the High Court as a QC every day of the week, I see the result of sectarian crime.”First Minister Alex Salmond said there should be “no hiding place” for those responsible for sectarian abuse on the internet. He said: “We also have to have key legal changes which make convictions in that area, because of corroboration, more possible, but we have already done that for different types of offences, for example sex crimes through the internet.“It can certainly be done for sectarian crime.”CELTIC ATTACKS: COPS QUIZ TWO OVER INTERNET HATE CAMPAIGN was last modified: April 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
DONEGAL Ladies Gaelic Football Association has organised a refresher Level 2 Referee Course for ALL referees currently officiating at Ladies games.“Clubs need now to get their club refs signed up for this course, so we can get a good pool of refs to officiate at our games,” said Donegal LGFA development officer Donal O Searcaigh.All the details are below: LEVEL TWO REFEREE COURSE.Monday 9th of June in the Clanree Hotel @7PM.What is this course about?• Provide a refresher on the rules of the Ladies Football … • Study the red and yellow cards associated with Ladies FootballTarget Group:• All referees who have COMPLETED the LGFA Grab Your Whistle Level 1 course• All referees who have refereed for a minimum of 5 years in Ladies Football or with the GAA• All participants must be 17 years and over Duration: 2 1/2 hours.A minimum number of 12 referees are required for the course to be viable.DONEGAL LGFA: LEVEL TWO COURSE FOR ALL REFEREES was last modified: May 16th, 2014 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:Donegal LGFAreferee course