LNFCS Trains 64 Farmers on Gender Based Violence Prevention

first_imgThe Liberia National Federation of Cooperative Societies (LNFCS) in collaboration with Farmer to Farmer of the ACDI–VOCA, recently trained 64 farmer representatives from across Nimba County on prevention of gender based violence.According to the LNFCS, there had been instances of gender based violence among farmers’ organizations in Nimba County, depriving many females of participating or playing leadership roles in farming organizations.The training focused on the importance of gender balance in every organization, especially the farming organization, and in the community at large, said Mr. Patrick Yattol, Director of Farmer to Farmer of ACDI – VOCA .“This workshop is intended to improve gender balance and good relationship, build the farmers’ agricultural strength and also develop their skills in financial management in order to improve their community,” said Joseph Wallace of the Cooperative Development Society.“The workshop is the first of its kind to be held for farmers in Nimba,” one farmer commented.The workshop brought together 36 farming groups from across Nimba. It was organized by the LNFCS, and the training was provided by ACDI – VOCA.The farmers participating in the training workshops provided their own food and lodging support the workshop and reduce their dependence on donor support for everything including lodging, feeding and transportation.The chief trainer, Priya Dhanani, expressed satisfaction for the level of corporation received from the participants.She said since she started training across Africa, the Nimba workshop was among the best.“We now know that in every organization, women and men have to work side by side in order to foster developments in their community,” said one of the participants. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Site C Request For Qualifications

first_imgCommunity Relations Manager Dave Conway confirms the company has posted a Request for Qualifications on the BC Bids website.“So, what we’re doing is looking for four qualified contractors, who have the ability to respond to the fully-detailed RFP (Request for Proposal) that we would issue in the Summer of 2014, once we have the qualified contractors, and then, they would work on responding to that RFP, and we would hope to award the contract in the Summer of 2015,”  Conway admits the project still needs approval and certification before any actual work can begin.- Advertisement -The next step in the process is a  final report by a Joint Review Panel, expected later this month or in early June.last_img read more

Arsenal defender to have late fitness test ahead of Manchester United trip

first_img Gabriel Paulista in action for Arsenal 1 Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista faces a late fitness test ahead of Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford.The Brazilian has missed the last three matches after picking up a hamstring injury in training.However, he is close to a return and Wenger will put the 25-year-old through his paces before this weekend’s clash with Manchester United.“Gabriel has a test today and tomorrow. Then we will see if he is available for the game,” said Wenger.last_img

Woman arrested after air rage incident on Donegal flight

first_imgA Scottish businesswoman who sparked an air rage alert was on her way to Co Donegal to sign into a rehabilitation centre.Alison Devine downed a bottle of wine and then several small bottles of gin before getting on board an Aer Lingus flight from Glasgow to Carrickfinn Airport. However, the 41-year-old mother-of-two had to be restrained by cabin crew when she became violent on the flight.She attacked an air hostess and had to be restrained by another passenger before the plane landed.Mrs Devine was arrested on landing and appeared at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court today on two charges.Garda Eamon McGinley told Judge Paul Kelly that he arrested Ms Devine under the State Airport Shannon group Act of 2014 for both a charge of being drunk and also assaulting air hostess Haley Walsh.When the charge of assault was put to Ms Devine at Letterkenny Garda station, she replied “She didn’t like me from the start, she was obnoxious.”Garda McGinley told the court that the air hostess had suffered bruising and was quite traumatised when Ms Devine grabbed her by the wrists.He stressed that Ms Devine was not served alcohol on the Aer Lingus flight and how it would not have been able to land in Donegal but for the intervention of another passenger is helping to restrain the accused woman.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher told the court that his client, of 279 Main Street, Bogside, Lanarkshire, Scotland, was pleading to both charges.He revealed how Ms Devine had come to Donegal to attend the De Exetor Rehabilitation Centre in Termon.The centre had arranged to meet Ms Devine off her flight and a counsellor from the centre was there when she landed.However, Mr Gallagher said that his client’s family had left her at Glasgow Airport and she was allowed to access to alcohol.“She was basically left at the airport alone and allowed to get the plane to Ireland. There was no support on the other side for her. She drank a bottle of wine in literally two minutes and bought five or six small bottles of gin and down them.“She is a Jeckyl and Hyde character and she is deeply tearful and fearful of where she has now ended up,”he said.Judge Paul Kelly said he was agreeing to bail in the case on the understanding that Ms Devine attend the rehab centre which she had come to Ireland for.He ordered her to surrender her passport and driver’s license and to reside at De Exetor House in Termon until March 30th next.He also asked Garda Inspector Sean Grant to find out if the airline or air hostess Ms Walsh was out of pocket.Woman arrested after air rage incident on Donegal flight was last modified: March 24th, 2017 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:arrestedCarrickfin AirportcourtDonegal AirportGardailast_img read more

Bolton Wanderers squad take drastic action after failing to get paid

first_img EFL result ROUND-UP goalless CONFUSION REPLY stalemate Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer 1 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack center_img Manager Phil Parkinson is in a difficult situation at the Macron Stadium Despite ongoing financial problems, Bolton secured Championship survival at the end of last season with a dramatic final-day victory over Nottingham Forest.Citing their reasons for deciding to strike, the statement read: “Over the course of the two years on numerous occasions contracted players have not been paid on time. This has culminated in certain players not receiving their June wage.“On each occasion this has happened we have received no notification or an explanation as to why. We feel this is totally unacceptable after a huge effort from everybody over the last two seasons.” Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues GREAT NEWS Bolton Wanderers have been forced to cancel Saturday’s scheduled friendly against St Mirren after their players went on strike over unpaid wages and bonuses.In a statement issued to the Bolton News, the players said it was with ‘deep regret’ they would refuse to play the game, saying they had been left in an ‘impossible position’. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Latest EFL news Macclesfield set for further EFL sanctions after Plymouth match is called off Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off A short statement on the club’s official website simply read: “Bolton Wanderers Football Club can confirm that Saturday’s friendly game against St Mirren has been called off.“The football club would like to apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.”Wanderers finished in 21st place last season, but were in the Premier League just six years ago.last_img read more

MAN APPEARS ON LITANY OF SEX ABUSE CHARGES

first_imgA man has appeared in court charged with 15 counts of indecent sexual assault.The man appeared at Dungloe District Court this morning.The accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to all the charges. All the charges relate to one alleged victim.No bail application was made by the man’s solicitor Patsy Gallagher.The man is to appear by videolink to the next sitting of Letterkenny District Court next Monday.MAN APPEARS ON LITANY OF SEX ABUSE CHARGES was last modified: July 9th, 2013 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:Dungloe District Courtsex abuse chargeslast_img read more

SPORT-BCCI 2 LAST (SLUG)

first_imgAmong other decisions taken today, Shirke, who was the Among other decisions taken today, Shirke, who was the lone nominee for the Secretarys position, retained the job, while the audited statement of accounts for the year ending March 31, 2016 and the budget for the year 2016-17 were approved. “The Working Committee, Standing Committee and Special Committees elected in 2015-16 were continued with vacancies being filled where necessary,” the Board stated. With the term of its first Ombudsman A P Shah drawing to an end, the “House authorised the President and Hony Secretary to appoint Ombudsman for the year 2016-17”. Another noteworthy decision was to nominate Board President Anurag Thakur as Indias representative in the ICC and the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). Former BCCI and ICC President Sharad Pawar was chosen to be the Boards alternate director for ICC meetings. Shirke, meanwhile, will represent BCCI in the CEC meeting of the ICC. Besides, the House approved the proposal to take possession of alternate land offered by the Karnataka Government in lieu of the earlier land, which was allotted but not handed over at Bengaluru. “The House also accepted the proposal of land being offered by the government of Himachal Pradesh in Dharamsala for the development of facilities for NCA.” The Lodha panel had directed the BCCI that the AGM must be “limited only to routine business concerning the past year (2015-16)”. Already Aditya Verma, secretary of the non-affiliated Cricket Association of Bihar ? the petitioner in the case in the SC against the Board, has requested the Lodha panel to start “contempt of court” proceedings against the BCCI by pointing out the agenda for the meeting. PTI SSR PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

I didn’t choke on match points, Pliskova played her best tennis: Serena Williams

first_imgFour times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals.On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. The owner of the best serve in the sport would lose every point she served the rest of the way.And so it was that a startling reversal and result would follow Wednesday at Melbourne, with Williams dropping the last six games of a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 loss to No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.”I can’t say that I choked on those match points,” Williams said. “She literally played her best tennis ever on those shots.”The 37-year-old American didn’t call for a trainer during the match and later wouldn’t blame the ankle for the way everything changed down the stretch, saying afterward that it “seems to be fine.”But instead of Williams moving closer to an eighth championship at the Australian Open and record-tying 24th Grand Slam title overall, it is Pliskova who will continue the pursuit of her first major trophy.”I was almost in the locker room,” Pliskova told the Rod Laver Arena crowd, “but now I’m standing here as the winner.”At 5-1 down in the third set against Serena Williams, @KaPliskova’s mind was in the locker room…Somehow she ended up in the #AusOpen semifinals.This is how. pic.twitter.com/O8IpYeh27D#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 23, 2019In the semifinals, Pliskova will face No. 4-seeded Naomi Osaka, who advanced by beating No. 6 Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-1 earlier Wednesday. The other women’s semifinal will be two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova against unseeded American Danielle Collins.advertisementIn the men’s quarterfinals Wednesday, 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic met No. 28 Lucas Pouille, before 14-time major champion Novak Djokovic was scheduled to face 2014 U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori at night.Williams’ surprising departure scuttled what would have been a much-anticipated rematch against Osaka, who beat her in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September.This defeat is the earliest in Australia for Williams since way back in 2014, when she exited with a fourth-round loss to Ana Ivanovic. Since then? She won the tournament in 2015, lost in the final in 2016, and won again in 2017 while pregnant, before missing last year’s edition a few months after the birth of her daughter.As for chasing Margaret Court’s all-time mark of 24 Slam trophies in singles, Williams said: “It hasn’t happened yet, but I feel like it’s going to happen.””My ankle is fine, maybe I’ll feel it tomorrow. I think she played incredible on match points, just hitting lines. I didn’t call the trainer out because I didn’t feel I needed it.”- @serenawilliams #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/9yfHbLWIUy#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 23, 2019The match against Pliskova was played under a stifling sun, with the temperature around 80 degrees (25 Celsius). Williams — coming off an intense three-set victory over No. 1 Simona Halep in the fourth round — often stepped into the patches of shade behind each baseline.She did not start well, not well at all. Her mistakes were mounting and deficit was growing.In the first set alone, Williams made more than twice as many unforced errors as her opponent, 11-5, a pattern that would continue throughout. By the end, the margin was 37-15.Looking increasingly frustrated, Williams would yell at herself after mistakes or gesture as if to say, “That’s NOT how I should be hitting the ball!” Add it all up, and Pliskova led by a set and a break at 3-2 in the second.Only then did Williams get going. From there, she immediately earned her first break point of the match and converted it to get to 3-all, beginning a run in which she claimed nine of 11 games.”You don’t really feel,” Pliskova said, “like you’re going to win this match.” Karolina Pliskova termed the turnaround against Serena Williams as “the best comeback ever so far in my life”. (Reuters Photo)Serving for the victory at 5-1, 40-30, Williams was called for a foot fault — reminiscent of an infamous such ruling at the U.S. Open a decade ago. During the ensuing point Wednesday, Williams twisted her left ankle and dumped a forehand into the net.She grabbed at her foot afterward, then double-faulted and would go on to cede that game.Not a big deal, right? She still had a sizable lead.Except that three more match points would follow while Pliskova served, and she saved each one.advertisement”There’s nothing I did wrong on those match points. I didn’t do anything wrong. I stayed aggressive,” Williams said. “She just literally hit the lines on some of them.”Williams would again serve for the match at 5-3 — and again get broken. The owner of the most feared and respected serve in women’s tennis was broken for a third time in a row at 5-all, and Pliskova was on her way.”She got a little bit shaky in the end,” Pliskova said. “So I took my chances. And I won.”Osaka will carry a 12-match Grand Slam winning streak into the semifinals.The 21-year-old from Japan moved closer to a second consecutive major championship by parlaying her aggressive and powerful style into a 31-11 edge in winners against Svitolina.”For me, right now, I just try to keep looking forward. So I’m not really satisfied. Like, I am happy that I’m here, but at the same time, I want to keep going,” said Osaka, who never had been past the fourth round at the Australian Open. “There is more matches to win.”Also Read | I am a ghost: Naomi Osaka says no one recognises her in MelbourneAlso Read | Barbecued chicken – Frances Tiafoe coins term for the ball hit by Rafa Nadal’s powerAlso Watch | Serena Williams walks out to world No.1 announcement by mistakelast_img read more

José Mourinho tells Marouane Fellaini to ‘shut up’ and sign United deal

first_imgShare via Email Share on LinkedIn José Mourinho says he has told Marouane Fellaini to “shut up” and accept Manchester United’s contract offer before the seriousness of the midfielder’s knee injury is diagnosed.The manager was smiling as he recounted the conversation but behind his jokingly delivered line to Fellaini appeared to lie a serious point. Fellaini’s deal ends on 1 July and the 30-year-old wants a sizeable increase on a salary thought to be around £120,000 a week. He suffered a knee problem that limited him to seven minutes as a substitute in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat away to Tottenham. news “I told him yesterday: ‘Sign the contract and shut up,’” said Mourinho. “I told him: ‘Don’t gamble too much. Sign the contract before you know the extent of the injury.’ It is not an ACL, a complete rupture of any structure of the knee. But we need him, the Champions League is arriving [on 21 February] and lots of tough matches to play and probably we are going to lose him for a few weeks. Two, three, four or five, I cannot say at the moment.”Mourinho has conceded the title to Manchester City for the first time but wants their raising of the bar to be the “click” that drives his team on next season. Mourinho draws inspiration from United’s response after his Chelsea side won the Premier League for a second successive season more than a decade ago.“I always remember when Sir Alex [Ferguson] said in 2005-06, when we won the second title with Chelsea: ‘We need to improve a lot because they have raised the bar to such a level,’” Mourinho said. “They [Chelsea] won two titles in a row, the second title was easier than the first and then the biggest manager in the Premier League said Man Utd needed to improve a lot. That was the click for the improvement of the team.“In 2006-07 Man Utd won the title back. It has to be like that [for us]. That is why every match until the end of the season is important for us. It is not just about the points and finishing in the top four, which is important. Try to finish second. Try to play the best we can and improve the players individually the best we can and be the best possible team at the end of the season.“Then we must try to start next season in a good way, like we did this season, but try to be consistent and try not to lose points like we did this season in some matches where we shouldn’t.” Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend José Mourinho Manchester United Topicscenter_img Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Read more Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Watch: Ziva Dhoni teaches Rishabh Pant Hindi vowels in viral video

first_imgWatch: Ziva Dhoni teaches Rishabh Pant Hindi vowels in viral videoIPL 2019: In a video posted on Ziva Dhoni’s Instagram account, the 4-year-old is seen giving wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant nursery lessons.advertisement India Today Web Desk VisakhapatnamMay 11, 2019UPDATED: May 11, 2019 17:45 IST MS Dhoni with daughter Ziva Dhoni ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSIn a viral video, Ziva Dhoni was seen teaching Rishabh Pant Hindi vowelsChennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals to book their spot in the 2019 IPL finalCSK will face Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2019 final for a record fourth title on May 12MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings made it to their 8th Indian Premier League final on Saturday, crushing Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets and an over to spare in Qualifier 2 in Vizag.With a final berth at stake, the match between Delhi Capitals was also considered to be a contest between master and apprenticeMS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant.On Saturday, the Delhi Capitals had lost the Qualifer 2 to Chennai, but after the match Rishabh Pant was seen taking some tips from MS Dhoni.Shortly after the one-sided contest, Pant was seen interacting with MS Dhoni’s daughter, Ziva Dhoni. In a video posted on Ziva Dhoni’s official Instagram account, the 4-year-old was seen teaching Rishabh Pant Hindi vowels. And here too, Rishabh Pant was being a good student to the teacher.Watch the video here:Rishabh Pant is considered to be the next big finisher after MS Dhoni but the young cricketer is still in the nascent stages of his careers. Pant has been idolising MS Dhoni and has revealed he has learnt a lot while watching him bat and sharing the crease with the senior wicketkeeper-batsman.”Whenever I needed any support from Mahi bhai, I used to ask him. From my IPL contract to my wicket-keeping, he’s advised me on everything,” Rishabh Pant had said in the past.Rishabh Pant had hit 25-ball 38 in the IPL 2019 Qualifier 2 where Delhi Capitals failed to make it to their first IPL final ever.advertisementThe IPL 2019 final will be contested between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on Sunday in Hyderabad.Also Read | Ziva kisses MS Dhoni after CSK beat Delhi Capitals to enter 8th IPL finalAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni shares insights, Rishabh Pant listens with rapt attentionAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ziva DhoniFollow IPL 2019 QualiferFollow MS DhoniFollow IPL finallast_img read more