Football House Worried over Allotment in Nat’l Budget

first_imgTwo days after the submission of the 2014/2015 National Budget to the Legislature by the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning, the Liberia Football Association has expressed concern about its recommended allotment of US$500K to promote and develop football in the country including the erection of stadiums and sponsoring of grassroots programs.The acting president of LFA, Musa Shannon said the football house will need US$5m to be able to provide long-term value participation for young people and build sports stadiums.Shannon said the sports stadiums would not only have the potential to increase participation but also reduce anti-social behavior.He made the remarks in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer yesterday in Monrovia.He further stated that the allotment of US$5m would also be able to develop grassroots football across the country.Shannon urged the Legislature to substantially boost football allotment if the Ministry of Youth and Sports through the Executive Branch forgot to consider LFA’s recommendation.“It will be a positive move if the Ministry of Youth and Sports give us what we proposed, but if for any reason the Ministry fails, we want to urge the Legislature to invest in Liberian football for the sake of the youthful population,” Shannon said.He added: “For Liberia to be on par with other countries in football we must support football like those countries are doing.”It may be recalled that on April 14 2014, the LFA submitted a football program to the Liberian government in the amount of US$5m.Bility said the program highlighted the erection of sports infrastructure and youthful football programs amongst others.A month later, in a press conference, Bility reiterated the need for the allocation of US$5m in the 2014/2015 national budget, arguing that the LFA needs a fair share of the country’s resources to develop the game in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Land sale” lands accused fraudster in court

first_imgNeil Benjamin was on Friday slapped with two counts of fraud and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Benjamin admitted to one of the charges but denied the other after it was read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly.The prosecution is contending that on April 27, 2018, while in the vicinity of Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, he falsely obtained $250,000 from Shelly-Ann Peters by falsely pretending that he could acquire a plot of land for her. To this charge he admitted.The other charge stated that on April 24, 2018, also in the vicinity of Vlissengen Road, he again falsely obtained $253,000 from the said Peters for the same purpose. He however denied this charge.In answering the guilty plea, Benjamin told the Magistrate that the “money was not for the purchase of a land.”As such, a not guilty plea was entered. He was granted bail in the sum of $60,000 on each charge.The matter will continue on July 20.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Canadians Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen are among 2018’s most bankable stars.24/7 Wall Street has put together a list of Hollywood’s biggest box-office attractions based on their average box office gross and number of appearances as lead performer.The list, boasting 25 high-profile celebrities, includes only 11 who made films in 2018. Actors and actresses from multiple genres — including drama, action, and comedy — made the list. Ryan Reynolds (Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock) Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter “24/7 Wall St. analyzed the average box office per film of 2,383 actors with data from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). Only films in which the actor has a lead acting credit were considered, and only films with at least 10,000 user ratings on IMDb were included,” the piece from USA Today explains. “Actors with fewer than five unique lead credits – excluding sequels – were not considered. Actors were also excluded from consideration if 25 per cent or more of their lead acting credits were in sequels to their own movies.”“As a result, actors who star in major franchises but may not claim primary responsibility for each film’s success – such as Daisy Ridley who has starred in the last two Star Wars films – were excluded,” the article added. “If an actor met the qualifications, however, their films that are sequels or included in a franchise were included in the average gross. Finally, actors who had not starred in at least two movies that had grossed at least $100 million since 2010 or one movie grossing at least $100 million since 2013 were excluded.”Will Smith topped the list with an average box office gross of $132.9 million. Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks rounded out the top three with $121.4 million and $113.5 million respectively.See the top 25 below.Will Smith (average box office gross: $132.9 million)Leonardo DiCaprio (average box office gross: $121.4 million)Tom Hanks (average box office gross: $112.5 million)Daniel Craig (average box office gross: $109.5 million)Hugh Jackman (average box office gross: $109.3 million)Bradley Cooper (average box office gross: $108.3 million)Tom Cruise (average box office gross: $108.1 million)Steve Carell (average box office gross: $107.4 million)Adam Sandler (average box office gross: $94.9 million)Sandra Bullock (average box office gross: $94.5 million)Christian Bale (average box office gross: $90.9 million)Ben Stiller (average box office gross: $90.2 million)Owen Wilson (average box office gross: $88.6 million)Melissa McCarthy (average box office gross: $87.9 million)Dwayne Johnson (average box office gross: $87.2 million)Angelina Jolie (average box office gross: $87.0 million)Seth Rogen (average box office gross: $86.7 million)Anna Kendrick (average box office gross: $86.6 million)Shailene Woodley (average box office gross: $83.9 million)Will Ferrell (average box office gross: $82.1 million)Johnny Depp (average box office gross: $81.4 million)Jack Black (average box office gross: $78.4 million)Andrew Garfield (average box office gross: $77.3 million)Ben Affleck (average box office gross: $76.9 million)Ryan Reynolds (average box office gross: $73.4 million).By SHAKIEL MAHJOURI | ET CANADAlast_img read more

Former President George HW Bush Will Remain In Methodist Hospital Through The

first_img Share Photo via Wikimedia CommonsFormer President George H.W. Bush, who this file photo shows at a public event, will stay hospitalized this weekend.Family spokesman Jim McGrath said former President George H.W. Bush will remain hospitalized through the weekend as he recovers from an infection that required his hospitalization a day after his wife’s funeral.Fmr President @GeorgeHWBush will remain in @MethodistHosp through the weekend to continue his recovery and regaining strength. 41 is in excellent spirits, and is looking forward to resuming his schedule and going to Maine next month.— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 27, 2018Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 22. He’s being treated for an infection that spread to his blood.McGrath said Friday that the 93-year-old Bush “is in excellent spirits” and is looking forward to resuming his schedule and traveling next month to his family’s home in Maine, where he usually spends the summers.Bush has a form of Parkinson’s disease along with a history of pneumonia and other infections.He was hospitalized after attending the funeral and burial of his 92-year-old wife, Barbara Bush, who died on April 17 at their Houston home.last_img read more

Darjeeling residents fall victim to postal parcel scam

first_imgDARJEELING: A racket has spread its tentacles in Darjeeling whereby people are being sent parcels with stones inside which they are being duped into buying (cash on delivery). Many have already fallen victim to the fraud while some unclaimed packages are still there at the Darjeeling General Post Office.Usually a person first receives a phone call where the caller says that the person has won a high-end cell phone in a lucky draw, which can be had against paying a nominal amount through cash on delivery system. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”Around 10 days ago, I had received a call from a lady introducing herself as Kavya. She stated that I had won a high-end cell phone costing around Rs. 40,000. Then I was asked for my address. I was reluctant and told her that I would spend any money on it. She maintained that I would have to pay a nominal amount after having received the cell-phone. I then proceeded to give her my address,” stated Bishal Rai, a resident. On Thursday, Rai received a call from the General Post Office, Darjeeling stating that a parcel has arrived in his name and that he would have to pay Rs. 3500 in order to take the delivery home. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedFollowing the call from the post office, Rai went and asked them to show the parcel. He was informed that if he opened it, he would have to pay the amount mentioned. However, the post office authorities warned him against it as in the recent past, many have been duped. People had found stones inside the parcels. On contacting Raju Singh, the Post Master of the Darjeeling General Post Office, he stated that the Post Office merely delivers whatever parcels arrive and are not aware or responsible for the contents. “However, people should be aware of fake companies and advertisements. Many such packages had come to the post office and remained undelivered, while many others had chosen to take it back home after paying under the Cash on Delivery scheme,” added the post master.He added that the parcels had different senders’ name. Some of them also had fake company names and addresses. Rai’s parcel was from Delhi. He tried to call back on the number but the number was not available. A person who had received a similar phone call and had landed up paying Rs 6000.last_img read more

Play one at a time

first_imgGet ready for a theatrical treat as Pierrot’s Troupe is back with some of its popular plays. Starting from June 26, five plays – Ghalib in New Delhi, Big B, KL Saigal, Lal Qile Ka Aakhri Mushaera and Cut…Cut…Cut – will be staged in the national Capital. Ghalib In New Delhi talks about Mirza Ghalib’s re-birth in 21st century Delhi, highlighting his trials, travails and tribulations. This rip-roaring comedy has the great erstwhile Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib, revisiting his beloved ‘Dehli’, now ‘Delhi’, in 2015 to witness and enjoy his posthumous fame. The Hindi-Urdu comedy written and directed by M Sayeed Alam will be staged at  Lok Kala Manch on June 28. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The play titled Big B will be staged on July 5 at the same venue. Big B is a dramatic version of Premchand’s short story Bade Bhai Saheb. It is based on two brothers – the ‘studious’ Kamta Prasad and the ‘sporty’ Samta Prasad. The play revolves around the desi gilli danda, hockey, cricket, history, chemistry, and geography. M Sayeed Alam has penned the script, while Niti Phool has directed the play.   Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe next act by the troupe will be KL Saigal. It is the only play based on the life, times, works and worth of the legendary singer, actor and the first superstar of Indian Cinema – KL Saigal. It is a virtual re-creation of good old years of Indian music and cinema. The play is dotted with the live recital of Saigal’s ghazals, dadras, thumris and film songs. Featuring Tom Alter and Yashraj Malik, the play will be staged on July 11 at Sri Ram Centre.  KL Saigal will be followed by Lal Qile Ka Aakhri Mushaera, which will be staged on July 12 at Lok Kala Manch. Lal Qile Ka Aakhri Mushaera recreates the last mushaera that took place at the historic Lal Qila (Red Fort), before the revolt of 1857. It brings together some of the greatest figures of Urdu poetry on one stage ­ such as — Ghalib, Zauq, Momin, Dagh, Tishnah, Sheftah and Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.  The last play to be staged by the group will be Cut…Cut…Cut directed by M Sayeed Alam. The play with its funny characters, hilarious situations, comic relationships and bizarre events promises a laughter riot. It depicts problems faced by a theatre group  in an amusing way. Cut…Cut…Cut will be staged at Lok Kala Manch on July 26.last_img read more

Great day on the links for YellowBird with money raised for Turks

first_img Posted by Share Monday, May 27, 2019 TORONTO — The travel industry came out in full force to support The YellowBird Foundation on Friday at the annual YellowBird Charity Golf Classic held at Glen Abbey in Oakville, sponsored by WestJet and WestJet Vacations.The event was to raise funds for a school in the Turks and Caicos, the Ianthe Pratt Primary School, which was one of many schools severely damaged during the 2017 hurricane season. Two years later they are still struggling to rebuild and The YellowBird Foundation and Sandals Foundation are raising money to help rebuild 5 different sections of the school, benefitting 560 children ages 5 – 11.“The weather cooperated and it has been another successful day raising money for a very worthy cause,” says Devin Kinasz, Publisher, Travelweek. “We all love travelling around the world, but very few of the destinations enjoy the standards of living we do in Canada, so it is important to give back and help when we can.”More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesThe WestJet and WestJet Vacations team was on hand to lend support including Jane Clementino, Director of Agency Sales, and Tim Croyle, Vice President and General Manager of WestJet Vacations. WestJet’s newly appointed Vice President of Sales, Chuck Crowder, encouraged the golfers to “remember why we are here and that’s to support children and education in the Caribbean.”The golf tournament on Friday was a fun day on the links, followed by a lunch with a silent and live auction.Since its inception in 2005, The YellowBird Foundation has donated nearly $500,000 to educational initiatives in the Caribbean and Latin America, largely from money raised at this annual golf tournament.“It is a fun day, but more importantly we raise money for a great cause and help children get the education they deserve,” says Kinasz. “I hope the projects we support will give children the opportunity to grow and understand there are people in the world who want to see them succeed.”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”The YellowBird Foundation and WestJet thank all the participants and look forward to welcoming everyone again next year. Travelweek Group center_img Great day on the links for YellowBird with money raised for Turks & Caicos school Tags: Charity, Glen Abbey, Golf, Travelweek, Turks and Caicos, WestJet, WestJet Vacations, Yellowbird Foundation << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more