UN Women, 12 Men Partner to End Violence against Women

first_imgThe United Nations Women and 12 Men non-governmental organizations have begun a collaborative campaign to tackle the growing wave of rape and other forms of violence against women.The two organizations last week engaged over 50 community dwellers in a one-day dialogue in the Moulton Corner Community in Brewerville outside Monrovia.This community mourned the recent death of a 13-year old girl who was allegedly raped to death by a man in his 50s.The dialogue, according to Mr. Arkie J. Tarr, lead facilitator of 12 Men, was intended to help community members to discuss and find ways to curb the gruesome act perpetrated against women, mainly children.Mr. Tarr revealed that the goal of the dialogue was to listen to community dwellers on possible causes of rape and how to mitigate the atrocity against females.“Today we understood that rape can be committed based on ritualistic purpose, we understood that poverty is a major cause of rape.  We understood that forced child marriage is a form of rape, and we also learned from the community dwellers that indecent dress code is also a factor of rape.  The lack of parental care is also part of the problem,” Mr. Tarr explained.He further revealed that 12 Men will shortly focus its attention in Bong, Grand Bassa and Margibi Counties to support similar dialogues.He continued, “Right now, the group is targeting areas in which the atrocity is mostly committed, because community dwellers in those areas are concerned.”Mr. Tarr indicated that, “At the just ended awareness-raising program, held at the S. T. Nagbe United Methodist Church in Monrovia, most panelists called for strong community partnership and engagement in combating rape and other forms of violence against women.”At the conclusion of the dialogue, community members in a focus group discussion decided on several recommendations, including empowering women, crafting drastic laws against perpetrators, engaging parents in self-employment initiatives to help alleviate poverty, including the execution of educational activities on modest dress codes for students, especially females.    Academic institutions and community leaders were encouraged to promote proper dress codes, especially for girls and young women.Regular engagement in dialogue to increase awareness was also encouraged.Speaking earlier, Zone 6 Police Superintendent, Blama Yancy, commended UN Women for the interaction and pledged his support in addressing violence against women.Supt. Yancy indicated that such a gathering creates a platform for community members to formulate ways to curtail rape and other crimes.He used the forum to admonish community dwellers not to engage in mob justice but should rather turn alleged perpetrators of crimes over to the law enforcement officers for proper redress.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GABF awards CBC Championship team

first_imgThe Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) hosted its awards ceremony for the senior men’s team that historically won Guyana’s first Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship gold medal last month in Suriname.Basketball supporters came out to the GABF ceremony and witnessed the recommissioning of the Burnham Basketball CourtThe team, which played unbeaten in the tournament, was led on all fronts by 18-year-old Stanton Rose, who was the youngest captain in Guyana’s basketball history. His outstanding performances led to him being adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the competition held at the Anthony Nesty Sporthal in Paramaribo.During his address at the simple but significant ceremony at the resurfaced Burnham hard court on Saturday night, Rose said, “It was a pleasure leading you guys and my country to the Caribbean Championship and I will keep working, so I can do it again in the future.”Guyana are now ranked 95th in the world after winning the tournament, moving up from the 117th position which they had prior to claiming the CAC title.A few of the awardees from the 2018 CAC Senior Men’s Championship teamOverseas-based Kevon Wiggins was the youngest player on the team, aged 17 years, and he was the top scorer in Guyana’s first group game. During his brief address, he noted that he was proud to be part of a championship winning team at such a young age, and noted that he would always represent Guyana, because here is where he belongs.Coach of the team, Junior Hercules explained that the key ingredient that was missing in the past that this 2018 team had was that the players believed that they could win the tournament. “I hope that this victory will inspire the future generation of ballers in Guyana.”“To be successful at basketball you need three Ds: determination, dedication and defence. And, defence is what took us to the title,” Assistant Coach Dennis Clarke added.GABF Vice President Kenrick Thomas, who played a major role in the resurfacing of Burnham hard court, honoured the players’ desire to win every game.Meanwhile, GABF President Nigel Hinds thanked the players for their dedication and hard work while acknowledging the Coach and his efforts.Hinds mentioned the significance of the Road to Mecca championship and the warm-up series in Barbados which were pivotal during Guyana’s preparation. He thanked all the sponsors, including Ministers Joseph Harmon and David Patterson who contributed $1 million each out of pocket, towards the team’s costs for participation in the event.At the end of the ceremony, each player, along with the coaches, was awarded $100,000.Meanwhile, the commissioning of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC)-owned but GABF-maintained Burnham hard court capped off the evening.The court recently underwent an $11 million resurfacing project, which was funded by the GABF.last_img read more

Tottenham weigh up move for Chelsea reject

first_imgTottenham are eyeing up a move for Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah this summer.The highly-rated Egyptian spent the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina as part of the deal which saw Juan Cuadrado move the other way.The Tuscan side remain the frontrunners to secure Salah’s services next term and are open to agreeing another loan deal with Chelsea.But, according to TMW, Tottenham are preparing to submit a bid with the aim of completing a permanent transfer for the 23-year-old winger which could persuade Chelsea to enter talks with their London rivals.Sources claim Salah would be open to a move back to London, although he is still thought to be keen on making an impact at Stamford Bridge rather than another club. 1 Mohamed Salah last_img read more

Striker snubs Arsenal and Manchester United to sign new deal

first_img Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette 1 Reported Arsenal and Manchester United target Alexandre Lacazette has committed his future to Lyon for another year.The 24-year-old forward, who scored 27 Ligue 1 goals and 31 in total for Les Gones in the 2014-15 season, has extended his contract at the Stade Gerland until 2019.The surprise announcement was made during the official presentation of former United defender Rafael, with Lacazette saying: “I am very happy and proud to prolong my deal.“Now the gossiping can stop… but I hope people are able to keep talking about me because I’m scoring goals and Lyon are winning things.”He then turned his attention to new team-mate Rafael, the Brazilian who this week signed a four-year contract in east-central France after seven years in Manchester.“Everybody is really happy that Rafael is here. He is a modern full-back, quick and technically gifted,” added Lacazette.Lyon, whose league campaign begins against Lorient on Sunday, finished as runners-up to Paris St Germain last season.last_img read more

Donegal getting ready to ‘connect’ with unique reach-out project

first_imgA new and ambitious initiative to reach out to all Donegal people and all those who have a love and an affinity for Donegal will be launched on Friday next at Donegal Airport.Donegal Connect is a 10-day event which will take place this autumn from 27th Sept to 6th Oct and aims to continue to strengthen links with Donegal people both on the island of Ireland and across the world by reaching out to them and inviting them to come home and connect again with the county.There will be something for everyone including events focussed on culture and heritage, sport, and music, genealogy, employment and business development opportunities, education and career opportunities, networking events and workshops on the practicalities of relocating or returning to Donegal. Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill believes that this initiative will be a celebration of all things Donegal.He said “We in Donegal are very fortunate to live in a county of outstanding beauty and one that offers a unique family friendly lifestyle, a fantastic quality of life, a place where investment and employment opportunities exist and where businesses and employees can successfully operate and compete on a global stage through many of our locally based worldwide employers.“Through connecting with our diaspora we want to create mutually beneficial opportunities that build on the success of the work of our Diaspora office”.Donegal Connect is about enticing people to make the journey back to Donegal to explore the county and find out why it is a great place to visit, to relocate to, to grow up in, to be educated in, to work in, to invest in or to retire in. An important element of the initiative is the creation of new opportunities for investment, business development and employment. Donegal Connect wants to communicate the message that Donegal is open for business, has lots of employment opportunities and offers a great quality of life.Donegal has received some impressive accolades over the last few years including being named as the ‘coolest place on the planet’ in 2017 by National Geographic and more recently Donegal Airport being voted the most scenic landing strip in the world.This along with the filming of Star Wars at Malin Head Ireland’s most northerly point and the hosting of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Ballyliffin last summer has showcased the splendour of Donegal to the world putting it most definitely on the map.Donegal Connect will be launched on Friday 1st March at 2.30pm at Donegal Airport, Carrickfinn.Donegal getting ready to ‘connect’ with unique reach-out project was last modified: February 25th, 2019 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:DiasporaDonegal Connectlaunchreachlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES

first_imgRoyal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 10/02/2013 were 1, 3, 6 &13. There was no winner of the jackpot of €700. Consolation prizes went to Conal McGinley, Calhame, Lee & Shay Byrne, Dunkineely & Anaoise Alvey, Quarry Lane. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €740.The Senior Presentation Night took place Saturday February 9th in MacLaughlin’s Point Bar. We would like to thank all who attended and to MacLaughlin’s Point Bar for hosting the event and providing the music.Winners of this years awards are as follows : Dermot Gallier – Senior Player of the Year, Adrian Nesbitt – Reserve Player of the Year and Joe Alvey – Young Player of the Year. The 25 card drive continues this Wednesday night. It commences at it’s usual time of 8:30pm.Membership for the oncoming year can be paid as of now and up until the beginning of February. Please note how important membership is, it’s values were shown last year during the scramble for All-Ireland Tickets. €30 – General Membership, €50 – Senior/Reserve, €30 – Student/Unemployed, €20 – Minior, €15 – U16’s to U10’s and €70 – Family Membership.The club are now taking names for the vacancy in the Reserve Manager position. If anyone is interested in fulfilling the position please forward your name to the club secretary Stephanie Kyles on 0876307570 by Saturday February 16th. After last year’s success Dunkineely’s Got Talent is back for Round 2. All entrants in by Feb 19th. First round begins Saturday Feb 23rd at 10pmGAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 11th, 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:Naomh Ultan Club Noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: KILCAR PRAYING FOR A ST MICHAELS WIN AS THEY HOST BUNDORAN

first_imgMark McHugh knows Kilcar need to win and possibly win well if they’re to have any chance of progressing to the last eight of the Donegal SFC.Kilcar host Bundoran this weekend in Towney, knowing a big victory over Brian McEniff’s side may not be enough to see them advance to the last eight. Glenswilly host St Michaels and if they secure a win, then John McNulty’s side would need to record a huge win over Bundoran to advance on scoring difference.Kilcar currently sit third in the group on two points, Glenswilly sit on second, but have a superior scoring difference after hammering Bundoran by 6-15 to 0-09 last Saturday. Kilcar can only concentrate on themselves on Saturday night, and will look to first secure the win before they start thinking about how much they’re going to win by.But there’s no doubt the Kilcar management will be informed of what’s going in Foxhall and there players will be aware of what’s going on throughout their match.Bundoran have suffered two heavy defeats and it’s hard to see anything other than a Kilcar win.With Kilcar knowing they may need to rack up a huge score against Bundoran, expect to see a ruthless display. With Patrick McBrearty and Ashley Carr in their forward line, Kilcar carry a serious threat inside and it could be a long hour for Brian McEniff’s men on Saturday evening.VERDICT – KILCAR  DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: KILCAR PRAYING FOR A ST MICHAELS WIN AS THEY HOST BUNDORAN was last modified: October 9th, 2014 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:bundoranDonegal SFCGAAkilcarnewsSportlast_img read more

‘Premier League title will be between Liverpool and Man City this season’

first_imgWelcome to @LFC, @Alissonbecker. 🔴https://t.co/t4msWAm2sU pic.twitter.com/2xefw3zIFU— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 19, 2018And Redknapp believes the new-look Reds have what it takes to take the battle to the defending champions this season.“Man City are obviously the favourites again, but I’ve got a strong feeling Liverpool will chase them all the way this year,” the former Spurs boss told Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Now they’ve made the two or three signings they were maybe short of last season, Klopp is gradually, bit-by-bit, putting the pieces of that team together.“I think he’s very, very close to it at Liverpool now and I think they are going to be big contenders this year for sure.EXCLUSIVE: ‘Liverpool have sent a message to the world this summer’- Former Reds striker Dean Saunders“Tottenham are going to be there again, and so are Manchester United. If anyone is going to miss out, unless Arsenal improve drastically and Chelsea, they may end up finishing fifth and sixth again.“I’d be surprised in Spurs didn’t make the top four again, I think they’re capable, but I think Liverpool and Man City will fight it out for the Premier League title this year.”Listen back to Harry Redknapp on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! Liverpool and Manchester City will fight it out for the Premier League title this season, believes former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp.Pep Guardiola’s City stormed to the top flight crown last season, winning a massive 19 points clear of second-placed Manchester United.Liverpool finished 25 points behind the champions in fourth place but, after season which saw their Champions League dreams go up in smoke and their top-four bid almost derailed by defensive and goalkeeping mistakes, Jurgen Klopp has dived into the transfer market to strengthen his squad.The Reds have spent over £160million this summer, reinforcing the core of his midfield with the arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho, adding to his attacking options with Swiss winger XherdanShaqiri and finally addressing the club’s goalkeeper woes with the arrival of Brazil No.1 Alisson for a world-record fee.last_img read more

All you need to know about Chelsea v Perth Glory, including confirmed teams

first_imgWhat time is kick-off?This game will take place on Monday, July 23.Kick-off is at 12:30pm UK timeThe match is set to be first match played at the Optus Stadium, which holds a capacity of 60,000.What channel is it on and can I live stream it?It is on Chelsea TV. In Australia, the match will be simulcast via The World Game website, app, and SBS on Demand.You can keep up to date with all pre-season games and results here.What is being said?“He [Sarri] is bringing a different style, a different formation and we just need to grow into it,” Cesc Fabregas said.“We need to learn. We have been two years with Antonio working in a system with 5-4-1, 3-5-2, depending on the game. It is very different to play with five or three at the back than it is to play with four. We need time to re-adapt to a back four and to what the boss wants from us but I believe we are intelligent players and players at the top level who will try to adapt as soon as possible.”What are the teams?Chelsea XI: Bulka, Zappacosta, Luiz, Ampadu, Alonso, Fabregas, Jorginho, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Morata, PedroPerth Glory XI: Reddy, Grant, Lowry, Franjic, Djulbic, Kilkenny, Keogh, Wilson, Italiano, Ferreira, Neville 2 2 Chelsea will face Australia’s Perth Glory in what will be Maurizio Sarri’s first game as manager of the Blues.The FA Cup winners have been down under for the last few days and training in the pouring rain as they prepare to begin their pre-season tour.center_img The Perth Glory game will be Sarri’s first game in charge Cesc Fabregas is among the Chelsea squad in Australialast_img read more

MAYOR OF LETTERKENNY ‘DEVASTATED’ BY DEATHS OF TWO YOUNG MEN

first_imgThe Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Pascal Blake, has said he is devastated by the news of the death of two young men from the town in Rathmullan earlier today.Mayor Pascal Blake – devastated by death of two young Letterkenny men.Cllr Blake said he knows one of the family personally and has already been to visit them at their home in the Ballymacool area.“Once again we are waking to horrific news of carnage on our roads. “I know one of the families personally and I have been to visit them and they are understandably just devastated.“It has been a tough week for Letterkenny with the devastation to our hospital but this puts everything into perspective.“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of these two young men and the other two men injured in the crash,” he said.Deputy Joe McHugh described the deaths as ‘extremely tragic’. He added: “My thoughts and the thoughts of everyone in Donegal will be with the families of these young men.” MAYOR OF LETTERKENNY ‘DEVASTATED’ BY DEATHS OF TWO YOUNG MEN was last modified: August 3rd, 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:letterkennyMayor Pascal Blakesympathylast_img read more