Grand Gedeans Petition Ex-Supt. Bailey

first_imgMr. Bailey promises to develop Tchien District if elected, and unify Grand-GedeansResidents of Tchien Electoral District #1 in Grand Gedeh County have petitioned the county’s former Superintendent Christopher Beh Bailey to contest for the representative seat in the upcoming October elections.The district is currently represented at the Legislature by Zoe Emmanuel Pennue.The residents through their spokesperson presented the petition statement to Mr. Bailey, who promised to address the citizens’ concerns if elected in the October polls.He told the petitioners that the only way their district will be developed “as the first among the rest” is to make the right choice by electing an educated leader, who has a vision that will uplift the residents by lobbying for institutions and companies to build their human capacity.Bailey then called on Grand Gedeans to always welcome members of other tribes, “and treat them as you would want others to treat you so that the county can grow.”“You must open your lands to those who want to invest in the gold, diamond, forest areas and other natural resources that the county has in abundance,” Mr. Bailey told his audience.Mr. Bailey once served as Superintendent of the county from April 2006 to May 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science from the University of Liberia.He was dismissed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for alleged corruption of which he was indicted.Though he denied being involved, he said turned over the superintendent’s office to his successor on June 24, 2012, adding that there has been no writ of arrest issued against him since he was declared wanted by the government for prosecution in the alleged corruption saga.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hull City tie throws Gor’s Kerr into dilemma

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23- The possibility of facing English second tier side Hull City in a friendly match in Kasarani on May 13 has thrown Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr into a huge dilemma especially with the club’s campaign in the CAF Confederations Cup taking shape.K’Ogalo are scheduled to travel to Kigali, Rwanda to face Rayon Sport in their first CAF Confederation Group D match on May 6 and will be hosting Algeria’s USM Alger 10 days later in Nairobi. They are required to participate in a play-off with FKF Cup holders AFC leopards on May 1 in Nakuru in a match that will determine who between them will play Hull on May 13. In the event that Gor win the tie and book a friendly date with Hull, Kerr is faced with a headache.“We are the league’s defending champions and the league leaders, so I think we should have been selected to play Hull. I don’t know why we had to go into this play-off,” Kerr posed.“Also, I am faced with a big dilemma because at this point, my focus is on the Confederations Cup to be honest. We play on the 6th away and the 16th at home and in between, we might be playing Hull City. I am left with a decision to make because playing against a Championship side is a huge opportunity for these players like we had with Everton last year,” said Kerr.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr analyzing the match as his side fluffed chances against Esperance of Tunisia in the first leg of the CAF Champions League First Round. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I need all my best players to be fresh and injury-free for the Confed Cup and that means I will have to disappoint a few players by not playing them in this prestigious match if we get the chance. We also have the play-off to think about. Tough decisions await but I will take that responsibility as coach,”“I mean it’s a great opportunity and I thank the sponsors for that. It is football and we need to deal with how things come. I am optimistic we will find a way,” the tactician further stated.Hull who are also sponsored by betting firm SportPesa just like Gor and AFC arrive in the country on May 11 for a five day tour that will include football clinics within Nairobi with their visit ultimately culminating in a friendly match against either of the two Kenyan giants.“It is a great opportunity obviously for Hull to come and learn from the growing game in Kenya like Everton did last year and this is an opportunity for our players here to also learn from them,” Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri said on Monday.Cliff Kasuti of Sportpesa All Stars challenges for the ball against a Hull City select player. PHOTO/CourtesyHull Commercial Manager Joe Clutterbrook told the club’s official website: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the club and one we are all very much excited about. Whilst the match against either Gor Mahia or AFC Leopards is obviously the centrepiece of the tour, we are also very keen to engage with the local community in Nairobi, as well as experience the culture on offer.”While Gor will be left with huge weighing scales to look at, their opponents AFC Leopards will be salivating at the opportunity of facing the English side with their new coach Rodolfo Zapata.Chairman Dan Mule speaking to Capital Sport says it will be a momentous opportunity for his team which will work their socks off to beat Gor and get the opportunity.“We will do our best in the match. Now we have a new coach and we hope that by then he will have had time with the team and will be ready for the game,” Mule noted.The match will be staged at the Kasarani Stadium and just like they did with Everton in Tanzania last year, SportPesa have taken it upon themselves to renovate the playing surface to mirror the same quality that Hull have at their KCOM home pitch.This will be the second time a Kenyan team is facing a side from Hull. Last year, a KPL select team travelled to the English club’s home and played a friendly against their development side, losing 2-1.Meanwhile, the government has promised that the Kasarani Stadium which has been closed for renovation since January will be ready for the tie.The Moi Sports Centre Kasarani had a refreshed look prior to last year’s IAAF World Under-18 Championship. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We are promising that this stadium will be complete. We are aware that there have been challenges but we will work closely with the contractors to ensure everything is in place,” Sports Principal Secretary Peter Kaberia said.He has also added that both Nyayo and Kinoru Stadia will be ready by June 1 with the Kinoru Stadium scheduled to host the Madaraka Day national celebrations. Initially, Kaberia had exuded confidence that the three stadia would have been complete by end of March.The completion of the three stadia especially Nyayo and Kasarani will be welcome news for Gor who have been playing their CAF matches at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos which has greatly dilapidated due to overuse.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Reports – Derby make offer for Spanish defender

first_imgDerby County have made an offer for Spanish defender Jesus Garcia Tena, according to reports in Italy.Tena is currently playing his football in Scotland, where he has helped Hamilton defy the odds and climb to the fifth in the Scottish Premiership.The 24-year-old’s performances have caught the eye of several clubs, with sides in Italy expressing an interest.However, according to TMW, Derby are leading the chase for the defender and have made contact with Hamilton.Tena is a product of Espanyol’s youth academy and Rams boss Steve McClaren is said to be a huge fan of his talents.Derby have already added defensive reinforcements during the January transfer window, with Stephen Warnock and Raul Albentosa arriving. 1 Jesus Garcia Tena in action for Hamilton last_img read more

Dodgers’ Furcal set for surgery

first_imgShortstop Rafael Furcal, who signed a $39 million, three-year free agent contract with the Dodgers last month, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Monday that the procedure on Furcal’s meniscus cartilage will be minor. Furcal is expected to fully recovery in two to three weeks and should be ready when spring training opens, Colletti said. The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday in Los Angeles. Only three pitchers who spent a large part of their careers as relievers are in the Hall: Hoyt Wilhelm (52 starts), Rollie Fingers (37 starts) and Dennis Eckersley (361 starts). Wilhelm was elected to the Hall in 1985, Fingers in 1992 and Eckersley in 2004. “Lee Smith, Sutter, Goose Gossage. I’d like to see more closers,” Ryne Sandberg said after he was elected last year, “There’s nothing better on a team than a big closer.” Cy Young Award winners Orel Hershiser and Dwight Gooden were among the 14 first-time eligibles on the ballot, a group that also included Albert Belle, Will Clark and Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. Pete Rose was not on the ballot because he remains on the permanently suspended list. Patterson dealt Outfielder Corey Patterson, once projected as the Chicago Cubs’ star of the future, was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday for a pair of minor leaguers: shortstop Nate Spears and left-hander Carlos Perez. The 26-year-old Patterson hit .252 with 70 homers in parts of six major league seasons with the Cubs, appearing in 589 games. He was the Cubs’ first-round pick and third player taken overall in the 1998 amateur draft. Patterson tore a knee ligament midway through 2003 during a breakout season, when he batted .298 with 13 homers. He started 111 games in center field for the Cubs last year, struggling with .215 average and just 13 homers in 126 games. The Cubs demoted him to Triple-A Iowa to work on his batting stroke, and he played 24 games in the minors before returning. Other signings Outfielder Bobby Kielty agreed to a $1.85 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Monday, avoiding salary arbitration. Kielty, who has spent parts of five seasons in the big leagues, struggled in his first season with the A’s in 2004 and appeared in only 83 games. Free agent outfielder Michael Tucker agreed Monday to a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals, who also gave a $2.2 million, two-year contract with reliever Luis Ayala. Kevin Appier and Fernando Vina, who haven’t played since 2004, agreed Monday to minor league contracts with the Seattle Mariners. Appier, a 38-year-old right-hander, has not pitched in a regular-season game since throwing one inning on April 23, 2004, for the Kansas City Royals against Minnesota. He has pitched in only two regular-season games and four innings in the last 29 months. Outfielder Eli Marrero agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies and was invited to spring training. Twins go to court The Minnesota Twins will play the 2006 season at the Metrodome, but the team’s lawyer asked a judge Monday to declare the organization free of any obligation to stick around after next fall. The team’s lawyers and the Metropolitan Sports Commission appeared in Minneapolis before Hennepin County District Judge Charles Porter Jr., who indicated he would rule on the Twins’ request in about two weeks. In a lawsuit filed in October, the Twins challenged the commission’s position that a lease that expired after the 2003 season still applies. The commission contends the lease remains in effect because the team has continued to play under its terms. Carter promoted Hall of Famer Gary Carter was promoted Monday to manager of the Class-A St. Lucie (Fla.) Mets after managing New York’s Gulf Coast League team last year. An 11-time All-Star catcher, Carter hopes to become a major league manager. “The Mets have given me the opportunity, and I’m doing everything I can to get there,” Carter said. “If it doesn’t happen in a couple years, then fine. If it does happen, it will be a great day.” Carter managed the Gulf Coast Mets to a 37-16 record and the league playoffs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Dodgers’ GM said Furcal probably could have made it through the upcoming season without having surgery, but the Dodgers decided it was better to have it done now. The switch-hitting Furcal, 2000 NL Rookie of the Year, hit .284 for Atlanta last season, with 12 homers, 58 RBIs, 100 runs and 46 steals in 56 attempts. Sutter on deck? Bruce Sutter could become the first pitcher with no career starts elected to the Hall of Fame when results of 2006 balloting released today. With no strong first-year candidates, Sutter, fellow reliever Rich Gossage and outfielder Jim Rice appear to be the players most likely to gain election among the 29 on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot. center_img Colletti said the Dodgers were aware of the problem when they signed Furcal on Dec. 7 at baseball’s winter meetings. “It hindered him last season a bit and he had it drained a few times. But it gave us no concern,” Colletti said in a conference call. “We knew there was a possibility he would need a little cleanup on it at some point in time.” last_img read more

Is this Arsenal’s XI next season with four top signings?

first_img 11 Arsenal’s tumultuous season is finally over, and it ended in success with an FA Cup victory over Premier League champions Chelsea.Arsene Wenger has also signed a new deal with club, which could extend his spell with the club to 23 years should he stay for both campaigns.And to kick off this new era, new signings are a must for the Frenchman – and there are plenty of rumours flying about.But how could Arsenal look next season after taking current rumours into account?You can see the team by clicking the right arrow, above… Right-back: Hector Bellerin – With the summer to get over some niggling issues, the young Spaniard should be back into the first-team as a regular starter come August. 11 Right-wing: Riyad Mahrez – A Premier League winner with Leicester City, the Algerian wasn’t quite as good last year and now wants to quit the Foxes for a bigger club. The Gunners expressed an interest in the player last summer and may come back in for him again. Striker: Carlos Bacca – AC Milan are about to overhaul their playing squad with Alvaro Morata one of a host of new signings mooted in the press. This would see Bacca become available and Arsenal could benefit. Attacking midfield: Mesut Ozil – Will the Germany international quit the Emirates this summer, move for free next year, or sign a new contract? It’s a big decision for all concerned but at the moment we can see him staying where he is. Centre-back: Shkodran Mustafi – Bought for around £35m last summer, the German hasn’t quite proved he was worth that outlay just yet. The Gunners will hope he kicks on next year, while Rob Holding will attempt to break into the team ahead of him. 11 Goalkeeper: Petr Cech – Click the right arrow above to see how Arsenal could look with four new signings next season… – David Ospina is set to leave Arsenal, but experienced shot-stopper Cech is likely to remain until an heir is found for him at the Emirates. 11 Left-wing: Thomas Lemar – One of Monaco’s many talents, Lemar has the ability to play as a winger, inside forward or central midfielder. With the club likely to lose Alexis Sanchez, Gunners fans will hope, if there’s any justice in the world, they will land the Frenchman. 11 11 11 11 11 Left-back: Sead Kolasinac – Bosnia international Kolasinac will come into the Gunners side next season, despite a renaissance from Nacho Monreal. He will bring toughness to the defence and also add a little going forward, having scored three goals in the Bundesliga this season. Central midfield: Granit Xhaka – Slowly getting used to the Premier League and stifling his indiscipline, Xhaka could perk up a lot next year, especially with a regular partner in midfield. Central midfield: Aaron Ramsey – It was a largely forgettable season for the Welshman until their brilliant run at the end of the season in a tweaked formation. He could continue his partnership with Xhaka, especially after another FA Cup winning goal. Centre-back: Laurent Koscielny – A rare leader at the Emirates, losing the Frenchman is unimaginable right now, but it must be remembered he will be 32 years old not long after the new season starts. 11 11last_img read more


first_imgFOOTBALL: Letterkenny Rovers U12’s were crowed North-West League Division champions after a 3-1 victory over Lurgy Celtic.The squad have enjoyed a sensational season under the tutelage of Eddie McGrath. They sealed their league title success with a hard fought win over Lurgy Celtic yesterday morning at the AURA Leisure Centre.What has made their success all the more remarkable – is the fact that this talented Letterkenny side have gone the entire season unbeaten!A remarkable feat at any level, in any sport.Congratulations to all the management and players on their incredible achievement. Plenty of stars in the making at Leckview!LETTERKENNY ROVERS U12’S ARE ‘THE INVINCIBLES’ AS THEY GO ENTIRE SEASON UNBEATEN was last modified: March 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Letterkenny Rovers FCnewssoccerSportlast_img read more


first_imgGardai are investigating an alleged arson attack on a home in Letterkenny.The incident happened on the Ard Na Ri estate in the Glencar area of the town shortly around 7pm last night.It is believed something was used to set fire to the back of a house. There was scorch damage and extensive damage to a wooden fence at the back of a house.There are no reports of any injuries as a result of the blaze.At least one unit of Letterkenny Fire Service arrived at the scene to deal with the was contacted by a member of the local community in the area who claimed the attack may have been racially motivated. The resident said the family’s home has been targeted on a number of occasions with windows being smashed, their door smashed in as well as damage to a car.The resident said “This family has lived on this estate for almost three years and there are certain people who do not like them.“I have no doubt that these attacks are racially motivated. There are 23 houses on this close and this is the only house to be attacked.“As far as I understand the family have sought to be moved but that hasn’t happened yet.“This is the last straw. Something very serious could have happened as a result of this latest attack,” he said. It is believed that Garda forensic officers will carry out a full investigation on the house today.EndsLETTERKENNY FAMILY’S HOME TARGETED IN ALLEGED ARSON ATTACK was last modified: July 26th, 2011 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:Ard Na Riarson attackletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin councillor Gary Doherty has called for extra Garda resources for the border area after a spate of crime in the East Donegal area.Cllr Gary DohertyRecent weeks have seen a surge in crime in the area, in particular house burglaries in Castlefinn.Cllr Doherty said, “On Saturday night a house was burgled in Castlefinn and the house ransacked. A number of valuable items were stolen from the property and the owners are naturally in a state of shock and distress. This is the second house burglary in the town in the space of just a week and the residents are very concerned. Neither Castlefinn nor Lifford have a full-time Garda presence despite their close proximity to Strabane which at the last census showed a population of around 17,000 people.Cllr Doherty continued “on any given day there is always a large and visible police presence in Strabane. It stands to reason that criminal elements in the town would take advantage of the opportunity that presents itself just a few miles across the border where there are towns and villages which do not have permanent Gardaí.“I would call on Minister Shatter and the Garda Commissioner to look at the Garda presence in border towns as a matter of urgency.”Councillor Doherty, who is from Castlefinn himself, has also urged the local communities to be more vigilant. “I would encourage the residents of border towns to set up Neighbourhood Watch schemes which would help deter these criminals. If communities stand together we can send a clear message to these criminals that we will not stand for their actions.” CALL FOR MORE GARDA MANPOWER ALONG BORDER AS BURGLARS STRIKE AGAIN was last modified: January 20th, 2014 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:burglaryCastelfinnCLLR GARY DOHERTYGardailast_img read more


first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: ULTIMATE SURVIVOR EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: July 8th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more

Lampard wanted by Arsenal – report

first_imgFrank Lampard is wanted by Arsenal, according to the Sunday Mirror.It is claimed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is weighing up whether to make an offer for the 34-year-old midfielder in January or wait until his Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season.The Sunday People say Lampard’s uncle Harry Redknapp wants to take him to QPR on a two-and-a-half-year contract.The People also say Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala – managed by former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink – are looking to sign Fernando Torres.Hiddink has a good relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and the pair are understood to have discussed Torres’ current problems at Stamford Bridge.Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is finalising a £12m January bid for Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge, according to the Sunday Express.And the Sunday Mirror suggest striker Darrent Bent could join QPR from Aston Villa despite falling out with Redknapp when they were at Tottenham.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more