Amb. Conteh Pays Tribute to Nigerian Military

first_imgLiberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Professor Al-Hassan Conteh, has paid tribute to the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in the search of lasting peace and security in the world.A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says the Liberian envoy recognized in particular the important role and sacrifices of the Nigerian military in maintaining national and global peace and security.“The Nigerian military has taken a vanguard role restoring peace and stability in West Africa. My sister here [the Sierra Leonean High Commissioner] mentioned Sierra Leone and of course I can mention the same about Liberia. You know the history [about ECOMOG’s intervention],” the Ambassador said. Ambassador Conteh made the commendation when he delivered his goodwill message during the observance of World Peace Day held in Abuja last week at a continental hotel.The program was hosted by the Coalition of Civil Societies in Nigeria with a focus on ‘All Civil Society Conference on Peace, Security and Military Relations in commemoration of the United Nations World Peace Day.’ Speaking on how civil society and the military can collaborate, Ambassador Conteh said the civil-military collaboration must also address problems of abject poverty, extreme hunger, mass unemployment, and political marginalization. Ambassador Conteh insisted that civil society must continue its work with the military to confront insurgencies and armed conflicts which are the causes of wanton global fatalities: “Civil society and the military must complement each other to ensure a stable and violent-free world.” He warned that if this must work, governments must provide the enabling environment for peace to thrive. He also said civil society must be in the vanguard to mobilize other relevant stakeholders to work for peace: “This is a collective responsibility that all stakeholders must steadfastly support.” Ambassador Conteh, who also delivered the goodwill message on behalf of the Dean of the Diplomatic Community, stated that he and his fellow envoys remain unflinchingly committed to supporting and promoting peace and security: “We will continue to work with every segment of the Nigerian society through joint actions and partnerships that are mutually reinforcing to institutionalize the culture of peace in Nigeria, Africa and the world.” Citing the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Armed Conflict Survey, the Liberian Ambassador noted that there are currently 42 armed conflicts around the world, ranging from civil wars, insurgencies to other forms of violent unrests.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man who robbed cop jailed for 14 months

first_imgA 20-year-old mechanic who was recently charged for robbing a Policeman at gunpoint was sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment on Tuesday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Levar MooreLevar Moore, of Lot 59, Leopold Street, Georgetown, had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated on November 9, 2019, at Princess Street, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun and in the company of others, he robbed Sherwin Thornhill of a motorcycle valued $270,000.When the matter was called before Magistrate Annette Singh, who was conducting the trial on Tuesday, Moore requested that his plea be changed.According to the prosecution’s case, the Policeman was seated on his parked motorcycle in front of the special constabulary headquarters talking to a female friend when Moore and others pounced on him. The court heard that Moore then placed a firearm to the Policeman’s head and demanded him to hand over the motorcycle. The Virtual Complainant complied and the men made good their escape with the motorcycle. He then reported the matter and the men were intercepted with the bike at a Police roadblock.last_img read more

Wajir’s Al-Hayat to face Ifpo in North Eastern Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final

first_img0Shares0000Ahmed Sabri produced the man of the match performance after notching a brace for a strong Al-Hayat side and ensure the Wajir based side qualify for the final that will be played on Sunday at the same venue.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6 – Al-Hayat from Wajir will battle it out with Ifpo from Garissa County in the final of the North Eastern Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final after whipping Jamia from Mandera 2-1 in the second semi-final hosted at the Garissa University on Saturday.Ahmed Sabri produced the man of the match performance after notching a brace for a strong Al-Hayat side and ensure the Wajir based side qualify for the final that will be played on Sunday at the same venue. Earlier on Ifpo eliminated Jack Boys by handing the Dadaab based side a 3-0 thrashing in the first-semi final.The last match of the day was an eye catching one with players from Al-Hayat displaying their skills in the presence of a sizeable crowd despite playing on a dusty ground and to make matters worse under a scotching sun.Sabri, a lethal winger deservedly sent Al-Hayat ahead seven minutes after kick-off after scoring a brilliant goal from a tight left angle, forcing the Jamia FC keeper, Ibrahim Siyad to punch the ball into his own net.The goal was coming after Al Hayat pressed Jamia on their box but lady luck was not on their side as they saw their efforts miss the target.Maalim Ibrahim could have handed Jamia the consolation in the 24th minute after dribbling past the Al-Hayat defence but fluffed the glorious chance, blazing over his shot.Mohammed Abdulahi came to Jamia’s rescue after clearing the ball on the line in the 40th minute but five minutes later Siyad completed his brace after scoring a sparkling goal from a solo effort.He had picked the ball from the midfield to dribble past Jamia players to smash the ball on the right wing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Egyptian court fines PSG president for BeIN anti-trust breach

first_img0Shares0000Nasser Al-Khelaifi is also the president of French football giants PSG, who were knocked out of the Champions League last week by Real Madrid © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFECAIRO, Egypt, Mar 13 – Qatar’s BeIN Sports chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who is also the president of Paris Saint-Germain, was hit with a second anti-trust fine by an Egyptian court on Monday.The court accuses BeIN of forcing its Egyptian customers to replace their existing satellites to obtain their services. A fine of 400 million Egyptian pounds ($22.7 million, 18 million euros) has been handed down after prosecution by the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) in a Cairo economic court.The fine is the second one BeIN has incurred in Egypt after a similar one was imposed in January.The decision imposed comes at a politically-charged time for the two countries, with ties between Egypt and Qatar deeply strained.Egypt was one of several countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, which broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting extremists and being too close to Iran.Qatar denies the allegations.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL MARKS WORLD MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

first_imgWorld Mental Health Week runs from 10th – 16th October and this year a variety of events will take place throughout Donegal to highlight the importance of positive mental health.The theme for the week is ‘Building Resilience Together’.According to Bill Vaughan, Mental Health Ireland ‘resilience is about the ability to ‘bounce back’ from difficulties and have the strength to change and adapt to new circumstances.’ He said: “Considering that we are all facing more and more challenges it is vital that we practice ways to build our resilience. That way we can maintain good mental health even in the face of difficulties.”World Mental Health Week provides an opportunity to show case initiatives promoting mental health in the county. Anne Sheridan, Mental Health Promotion officer, HSE said: ‘Many groups and organisations around the county are doing fantastic work in the area of positive mental health. There is no doubt that it is a major concern in communities at the moment and the array of events during this week will certainly put the spotlight on the many ways in which community, voluntary and statutory services can provide support.”She added: “I am particularly thrilled to see the work going on in a number of schools this week because schools are an important place for young people to learn the skills for good mental health”One of the week’s events will involve Donegal Youth Council developing postcards with ‘tips to unwind your mind’ for distribution around the county. Marie Duffy from Donegal Youth Council said: “It is great to see young people taking an active role in promoting positive mental health in their schools. Promoting positive mental health is a top priority for Donegal Youth Council and they have been working hard to reduce the stigma associated with it.”The good news is that resilience can be developed and learned and ten tips to promote resilience is a key message of the week. According to Bill Vaughan, Mental Health Ireland the tips are practical and don’t cost money.They include:Have the courage to be imperfectTake time for yourselfSign up for that course or join that clubBe active daily in as many ways as you canSpend time with people who make you feel goodLaugh out loud each dayGet your sleepAsk for helpTalk out your troublesRemember that this too shall passSo, whether it is going for a walk or listening to a talk… a cup of tea and a chat, or yoga on a mat …laughter at your lunch, or joining a new bunch – do something to acknowledge Mental Health Week …. you’re worth it !WORLD MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 10th – 16th October 2011 Theme: Building Resilience Together A creative installation to celebrate World Mental Health Day will be placed in a public space in Letterkenny created by Green Leaf Garden Centre, St. Conal’s. Tuesday 11thOctoberPositive Quotes & Happy Thoughts Posters LetterkennyErrigal College Letterkenny will put posters up around their school on positiveMental Health. Advertisement Coffee Morning & Seaside Walk Falcarragh10-12am at Falcarragh Mental Health Day Centre. OPEN TO PUBLIC Walk n Talk Carrick plus Community Garden tour Carrick Advertisement 10.15am at Carrick Day-care Centre car park. Enjoy a short stroll along the riverbankfollowed by a guided tour of the Community Garden & information sharing.Light refreshments afterwards. OPEN TO PUBLIC. Building Resilience Carrick 11am at Carrick Day Centre. Talk on “Developing individual strengths to help meetchallenges of life and build strong communities”. Speaker is Bill Vaughan, MentalHealth Ireland. OPEN TO PUBLIC. Keep Fit Morning Moville 10.30am in Serenity House Moville with personal trainer Shane Canning.OPEN TO PUBLIC. Stress Management Moville10.30am in Moville Family Resource Centre. Talk on “Stress Management &Relaxation” to Moville’s Women’s Group by Nicki Cross. OPEN TO PUBLIC. Music Festivities Falcarragh2pm in Seanbharraic for some music and craic with Solas. The Celebration day takesplace in conjunction with Mental Health Day Services, Solas Programme & MentalHealth Association, Friends & Relatives. OPEN TO PUBLIC.Helping Your Child Being Resilient in a Changing Environment LetterkennyHelen Kelly from Parentstop will be giving a talk to Loreto Secondary School ParentsAssociation before their Annual General Meeting. 100 Ways to Look After Yourself LetterkennyErrigal College Letterkenny will hold a poetry competition on positive mental health. Information Day Moville Serenity House are holding an information day were they will be distributing literaturearound Mental Health and its Association. OPEN TO PUBLIC. Solas Walk Falcarragh10.30am at An Sean Barracks, Main Street, Falcarragh for a 8km Beach Walk(weather permitting), 1.30pm Lunch, 2.30-3.30 OPEN FORUM. OPEN TO PUBLIC. Launch of Supporting your Mental Health Leaflet LetterkennyDonegal Mental Health Service and Mental Health Ireland. Acute Psychiatric UnitGeneral Hospital Letterkenny. Resilient Parents, Resilient Children Letterkenny3-4pm in Parentstop, Letterkenny. If you are a young mum you are invited to comealong and hear a talk on “Building up resilience in the early years of your child’s life.”Speaker is Denise Gillespie OPEN TO PUBLIC. Comedy Afternoon Raphoe Deele College Raphoe is having a comedy afternoon with their TY, 4th & 5th yeargroups. Wednesday 12th OctoberSaturday 15th OctoberMorning Walk Glenveagh7am in Glenveagh National Park, meeting in the car park for a short guided tract walk, 1-2 hrs. Suitable for all. Walk costs €5 per adult. Children are free. Places mustbe booked in advance at 074 9137698. Breakfast is available in Tea Rooms after for€10. OPEN TO PUBLIC.A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Moville 9am – 4.30pm in Moville Family Resource Centre. For more details contact074 9385548.A Changed LifeA support group for people who have lost someone to suicide.This support group will commence on 25th October and will be closed on the first night, i.e. no new members will be allowed to join the group once it has commenced.Contact the Pastoral Centre on 074 9121853 for details.DONEGAL MARKS WORLD MENTAL HEALTH WEEK was last modified: October 7th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

Football Closes 2018 Campaign In Kentucky

first_img Drake Game Notes The Drake University football team travels to Kentucky to face Morehead State Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon CDT to close the 2018 season. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and on radio in Des Moines on Praise 940-AMDrake (6-3, 5-2 PFL) played another stellar defensive game last week in its 13-10 win over Marist College. The Bulldogs held the Marist running game to negative nine yards on 32 attempts. Junior safety Will Warner had another three interceptions to bring his season total to eight, which ties a Drake record for a single season. Warner’s eight interceptions is the most in all of FCS football, and he also leads the nation with 223 interception return yards. For his great play, Warner was named the STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week along with his second PFL Defensive Player of the Week award. Warner is not the only weekly award winner making the trip to Morehead State. Kicker Danny Donley was named the PFL Special Teams Player of the Week for scoring seven of the Bulldogs’ 13 points, including the game-winning field goal, in the victory over Marist. On the season, Donley is a perfect 9-of-9 on his field goal attempts.Morehead State (3-7, 2-5 PFL) is looking to end its season on a high note after hitting a rough patch the past few weeks. In their last three games, the Eagles have allowed an average of 53.0 points per game including 63 points last week against Dayton. However, the Eagles pass defense is the best in the PFL, giving up just 200 yards per game through the air.The Eagles have been successful on the ground this season, averaging 200.0 rushing yards per game, but their offense hasn’t been able to make up for a defense that is ninth for yards allowed in the PFL.Drake leads the all-time series 8-3, but the Eagles are 3-2 at home against the Bulldogs. The last meeting between the two teams was a narrow 30-28 Drake win at home in 2016. Print Friendly Version Live Audio Story Links Live Stats ESPN+ last_img read more

Jeep fire causes long delays as diversions in place on N13 dual carriageway

first_imgEmergency services are attending to the scene of a vehicle on fire on the N13 dual carriageway out of Letterkenny.The Fire Service along with ambulance personnel and Gardaí are at the scene, with the outbound lanes closed.Diversions are in place and there are lengthy tailbacks on the road out of Letterkenny. A jeep caught fire at around 1.45pm.There are no reports of any injuries.Jeep fire causes long delays as diversions in place on N13 dual carriageway was last modified: March 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:DiversionsDual Carraigewayemergency servicesfireletterkennyN13last_img read more

Gardaí probe CCTV after gang damage occupied van in Letterkenny

first_imgAn investigation is underway after a gang of people set upon a van as it tried to make its way down Letterkenny Main Street last weekend.The incident occurred on Saturday night, one of the busiest nights of the year for Letterkenny as crowds gathered for the rally weekend.A van was travelling down Main Street at 10.20pm when it met large crowds standing on both sides of the road outside Dillon’s Hotel. The driver was trying to move around the crowds when a number of people set up on the van.Gardaí report that the group was banging on the sides of the van and opening the doors.The incident resulted in one of the doors being significantly damaged. The locking mechanism was broken and the van owner can no longer close the door.CCTV footage is set to be analysed as part of the investigation. Gardaí are also appealing for witnesses to come forward, or anyone with any information is being asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on (074) 916 7100 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111   Gardaí probe CCTV after gang damage occupied van in Letterkenny was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:criminal damageGardailetterkennylast_img read more

No-deal Brexit will ‘virtually stop’ cross-border trade in Northern Ireland, leaked memo warns

first_imgNorthern Ireland’s cross-border agriculture trade will “virtually stop” in the event of no-deal Brexit, according to a leaked UK government document.The document also warns that a no-deal Brexit could trigger “consumer panic”, food shortages and an increased security threat in the UK within a fortnight.Marked “official sensitive” and titled “What this could look like on the ground”, it also warns that UK nationals in the European Union could lose access to services and residence rights within the first 24 hours. According to the Irish Independent, the slide, prepared for ministers and obtained by Sky News, says the pound could fall in the first month while Northern Ireland may face law and order challenges.Picture: Sky NewsCharlie McConalogue, Fianna Fáil Agriculture spokesman, said: “I think it’s very important that the British Government recognises the impact of a no-deal because there has been a serious lack of awareness at senior government levels in the UK.“Northern Ireland has been seen as an inconvenience from a Brexiteer agenda and hasn’t been given serious consideration to date,” he said.“The two critical factors for us would be the issue of standards for agricultural products and livestock, and also the key issue of tariffs. “In the event of a hard Brexit, you would be looking at tariffs from both dairy and beef rising up to 50pc, which would have a massive impact overnight. This would result in a massive shock to trade and interconnective relationships between the north and south,” he added.No-deal Brexit will ‘virtually stop’ cross-border trade in Northern Ireland, leaked memo warns was last modified: August 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Filing your tax returns

first_img13 June 2003The SA Revenue Service (Sars) has urged South Africans earning over R60 000 per annum to submit their income tax returns before July 11 – and has simplified the process for individuals by issuing a new, user-friendly form called the IT 12S.Sars will be running kiosks at shopping centres around the country, staffed by officials and consultants to help customers complete the new returns.If you’re looking for online help with filling in your form, MyTax.co.za carries a link to the PSIberASSESS personal tax assessment assistant. You can also check out Sars’ guide for completing your IT 12S.Note, though, that electronic filing for individuals is not yet available – though it is for certain other categories of taxpayers: see the Sars e-filing page.Employees earning R60 000 per annum or more are required to complete and submit their income tax forms. Employees first need to obtain an IRP5 certificate from their employer that reflects how much they earn per annum and deductions pertaining to medical aid, pension and housing. The IRP5 certificates should be attached to the income tax forms.Sars spokesperson Christo Henning said those who could not meet the July 11 deadline should ask their local revenue offices for an extension – or apply for an extension online. Failure to do so could result in penalties.“We will do our best to cater for everyone, especially those who will be needing assistance in as far as filling in the forms is concerned”, Henning said.Sars’ publicity drive seeks to reduce the number of requests from taxpayers for extensions and help customers complete their tax returns correctly. Roughly 30%of tax returns received by Sars are either incorrectly completed, partially completed or without the necessary substantiating documentation.There are 3 856 498 individuals and trusts, 1 209 665 companies, 503 905 Value-Added Tax (VAT) vendors, and 251 775 Pay-As-You-Earn cases registered with Sars.Sars had issued 3.8 million returns by the end of May – a 6.84% growth in the total tax base since the last financial year.For fiscal year 2002/2003, Sars electronically paid out R7.3-billion in refunds to 911 416 taxpayers, and about R6.028-billion in refunds issued via secure mail and the post to about 961 674 taxpayers. The recipients included trusts, individuals and companies.For more information, visit the Sars website – click on “income tax” in the left menu.Easy guide for completing your IT 12SFor online help with filling in your form, MyTax.co.za carries a link to the PSIberASSESS personal tax assessment assistant.Online extensionsSouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more