US$16M for Liberia’s ‘Poor’

first_imgThe Government of Liberia (GOL) and the World Bank Group, along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed a US$16 million agreement that is geared toward improving the living standards of poor Liberians.The Agreement which is under the title, “Liberia Social Safety Nets Project” (LSSNP), is funded by the World Bank and USAID. The Bank is infusing US$10 million as a loan, while the Americans are expected to grant the Liberian people US$6 million. The project is expected to directly benefit about 10,000 households in four counties, including Bomi, Maryland, Grand Kru and River Gee.At the signing ceremony on Monday, September 19, at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), the Bank’s Country Manager, Ms. Larisa Leshchenko, said the project will benefit “extremely poor” and food insecure households. Ms. Leshchenko said before 2014, Liberia made significant progress in stimulating economic growth, reducing poverty and improving service delivery. “However, the gains made were negatively impacted by the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the region, which claimed the lives of over 4,800 Liberians.” The EVD outbreak, she said demonstrated the need for the GOL to put in place a robust social protection system that can be used to reach the extreme poor in times of emergency.According to her, the LSSNP, which has a total financing of US$15.8 million, will not only deliver cash transfer to the poor, but will also implement accompanying measures aimed at promoting the growing quick and high yielding nutritious food through home gardening.“The project will also provide support for increasing awareness on improved nutrition among targeted households as a means of reducing vulnerability,” she said. Also making remarks, USAID’s Deputy Mission Director Merryn Farroe, expressed the hope that the money would be expended in ways that will bring benefits to the targeted households. Mr. Peter Roberts, Acting Gender Minister, Peter Roberts, said the LSSN project was designed to address vulnerability. Roberts said the Ministry will send it social workers into the field to identify the homes to benefit from money. He also stated that prior to the EVD outbreak, the Ministry was implementing the same project, and depending on the number of dependents, some homes were receiving amounts which ranged from US$40, US$50 and up to US$150.The Gender Ministry is the lead Ministry in the implementation of the project. For his part, Finance and Development Planning Minister Boima Kamara, thanked the donors for the money, adding, “The money has come at a time when the country is in need of funding to address its social problems.” He added further that the Agreement demonstrates the government’s interest in and willingness to address issues of poverty and hunger and how vulnerable people could be reached.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

West Ham woe, cold custard and hamburger hell – it’s Moose’s diary

first_img The Moose meets Ronald Koeman Then it was time to talk to (or stalk! – Ed) some players. I had a chat with both Jack Cork and Ryan Bertrand, before catching up with Ray Winstone in the BM6 lounge. It’s the international break now so this weekend I will swap the Premier League for League Two Stevenage.Hopefully the boardroom awaits… Yum! 7 The big man was good enough to bring me some chips, and some apple crumble and custard. If I’m being picky (why change the habit of a lifetime? – Ed), the custard could have been a touch hotter, but it’s probably being churlish to complain. (Yes, it is free, after all – Ed).Eagle-eyed readers might spot that it’s not actually Ray Winstone. In fact, it’s my mate Trevor, who goes around telling people he’s Britain’s best Ray Winstone look-a-like. Next time you see him, ask him for the odds for the next scorer. He loves that…! 7 It’s that time of the week again when Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams brings you the latest instalment of his Premier League diary, a weekly tale of personalties, points and pies…I think I need to take a month off from watching West Ham. After three defeats in as many weeks, not that it’s my fault, I’m beginning to think I’m a bad luck charm. (Maybe they’ll keep Big Sam and sack you instead! – Ed).Having said all that, the day started so well. Trevor Francis and Chris Kamara were in the press room – cue my very loud “unbelievable Jeff” Kammy impersonation. (Well, it’s certainly unbelievable he thinks it’s an impression of Kamara! – Ed). 7center_img 7 7 Never one to miss an opportunity to have my picture taken with a terrific player from the past, I grabbed a word with Saints boss Ronald Koeman (see top of page). Luckily my own personal photographer was on hand to capture the shot. What a role that would be, eh? Imagine being my personal photographer? (Better than being your personal food shopper, I suppose! – Ed).So far, so good. But then the match started.West Ham produced an awful display, which is perhaps being slightly unfair on Southampton, who were terrific, but I’m never a great fan of praising teams that beat mine. (You must be getting used to it by now! – Ed)Having pestered half the Saints team for their reaction after the game, I mooched over to England goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who’s recently swapped Ross County firing shots at him to watching his side beat West Ham. Not sure which was the more taxing game?! No snide remarks, thank you. (Too easy – Ed) 7 7 To complete my miserable afternoon, I was then confronted by the sort of sight that haunts my dreams – a closed burger bar! So not even a bag of chips to console me in my hour of need.last_img read more

MAC GIOLLA EASBUIG – “PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR TRADE UNIONS TO CALL A GENERAL STRIKE”

first_imgIndependent candidate Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has called for people to stand firm over water charges.Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has said now is the perfect opportunity for Trade Union leaders to call a general strike.The Independent county councillor is in Dublin to take part in the national demonstration against the water charges the Government are attempting to implement. Mac Giolla Easbuig has called for people to stand firm on the Right2Water protests, but firmly believes that now is also the perfect opportunity for Trade Unions to call a general strike.“I’d be hoping that Trade Union leaders would use this opportunity to call a general strike.“It’s a great opportunity for them to do it, and I’m calling on them to use their power to support the boycott.Mac Giolla Easbuig is amongst a large group from Donegal attending the demonstration in Dublin this afternoon. He’s calling on people to stand firm over the issue, and believes if people continue to stand firm and support the boycott then the Government will have no other option but to scrap the water charges legislation.“I’d appeal to people not attending the demonstration today to stand firm over these unjust charges.“We’re winning, the campaign is getting stronger and there is a real anger among people.“We need to stick together and continue to send a clear message to the Government that these charges will not be tolerated and accepted by the Irish people.Mac Giolla Easbuig also said that for many protestors on his bus, today was the first time they had gone to a protest rally.He revealed that they had paid the household charge and property tax but that the water charges were the straw that broke the camels back. “We have people on this bus attending a protest rally for the first time.“They paid the property tax and the household charge, now they weren’t happy about it but they accepted it and paid it.“But since the Government introduced their plans to charge for the basic human right of using water they simply said enough is enough.“That was the straw that broke the camels back for them, and they believe that if the water charges are passed they will eventually be sold and privatised.” MAC GIOLLA EASBUIG – “PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR TRADE UNIONS TO CALL A GENERAL STRIKE” was last modified: December 10th, 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:FeaturesMichael Cholm EasbuignewsPoliticsprotestswater chargeslast_img read more

GAA: COUNTY PLAY-OFF RESULTS

first_imgDivision One Relegation Play-OffGlenswilly 1-14 Malin 0-09 Division Two Relegation Play-OffGlenfin 2-12 Naomh Columba 0-07Division Four Promotion Play-OffNaomh Padraig Muff 0-09 Naomh Padraig Lifford 0-07 GAA: COUNTY PLAY-OFF RESULTS was last modified: November 20th, 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) Tags:COUNTY DONEGAL GAA RESULTSlast_img

RUGBY: TIR CHONAILL RUGBY CLUB NEWS

first_imgTuesday saw the youths begin their training for the upcoming season at 6pm sharp in carrickfinn beside the airport all new members are welcome and if players are still to register please do so on the night.Also senior training commences after the youths at 7pm sharp again all new members are always welcome and encouraged to take a look and take part in the most up and coming sport in ireland.This Saturday sees Tir Chonaill make their home debut against Ballymoney 5 rfc at Rosses community sports field in Carrickfinn,the team will be looking to make Carrickfinn a fortress this season and no game in Carrickfinn will be an easy affair for the visiting teams. Game kicks off at 2.30pm and all Tir Chonaill players are asked to be there early to prepare,all supporters are more than welcome to come along and cheer on the lads and why not bring along a friend also. RUGBY: TIR CHONAILL RUGBY CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 20th, 2012 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) Tags:RUGBY: TIR CHONAILL RUGBY CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Chelsea star’s response when asked about his future at Stamford Bridge

first_img Morata struggled following his club record £60m move to Chelsea 2 Alvaro Morata has made it clear he still does not know what his future holds, despite rumours linking him with a summer transfer away from Chelsea.Morata, the forward, is expected to depart Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks following a disappointing campaign which has seen him lose his place in Spain’s squad for the upcoming World Cup.Morata has not been called up by Spain coach Julen Lopetegui for this summer’s World CupThe 26-year-old scored just 15 goals after arriving at Chelsea from Real Madrid for a club record £60m, and he has been linked with returning to Juventus – having spent two years in Turin between 2014/16 – or signing for Real’s local rivals Atletico Madrid.However, Morata has made it clear he does not know where his future lies right now, having been questioned on it by Sport Mediaset.He said:  “For now I do not know anything about my future at Chelsea or Atletico. At this moment I’m thinking only of holidays.”Morata’s future is unlikely to be decided until Chelsea confirm the expected sacking of Antonio Conte and appoint a new manager to succeed the Italian.last_img read more

Liverpool legend slams Jose Mourinho for losing the Man United dressing room

first_img 4 revealed 4 gameday cracker 4 Defeats to Derby County and West Ham United in the space of a week have left the club in free-fall; out of the Carabao Cup and nine points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City already.However, Carragher believes what we are witnessing is nothing new. In fact, Mourinho’s self-destruction in charge of a huge club is merely history repeating itself.Writing in his Sky Sports column, Carragher said: “The last two Manchester United games I’ve seen live, in midweek in the Carabao Cup and what I saw at the weekend against West Ham, the performances were not far away from a disgrace.“What I saw at the weekend, every team will have a game like that this season, maybe two where your character and commitment get questioned. However, it might only happen once or twice a season. We’ve seen this now three or four times in 10 games under Jose Mourinho and that’s the worrying thing. Latest Premier League News tense BEST OF England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Mourinho’s deteriorating relationship with Paul Pogba seems to be the crux of his problems Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars And the former Liverpool man believes Mourinho has made the same mistakes once again, with equally devastating results.Carragher added: “There was an interview I read at the weekend with Rui Faria, Jose’s former assistant. He was speaking about the players they had at Chelsea and whatever they said, those players – John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba – went with. He was saying about the difference in the players now, they think they know it all and they’ve always got an answer. So that’s really Jose speaking as well. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED latest Rumours of division in the Man United ranks have begun to circulate Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT shining Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “I have no doubt, from his comments today in his press conference when he said some players are trying harder than others, that he’s lost the dressing room. That’s not rocket science, I don’t even think that’s that controversial a thing to say.“The problem with that is it’s now the third time it has happened. It started at Real Madrid with Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos. When it happened at Chelsea it was Eden Hazard and other players there. Now there’s talk of a group led by Paul Pogba at this club so there’s no doubt there are massive problems there.”The irreparable divisions caused by Mourinho at his former clubs seemingly could have been avoided on both occasions, or at least put down to his fiery character.But the enigmatic character who once declared himself ‘The Special One’ or poked assistant coaches in the eye seems to have become a shell of his former self. gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Most Popular Football Stories no dice Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion “I’m not speaking out of turn here. I had a conversation with Mourinho after he left Chelsea. He was manager at the Soccer Aid game, a charity game. It wasn’t just me and him so I’m not betraying confidence. There were four or five people there. The big thing he said he learnt from the Chelsea exit was that you couldn’t single out a player in a meeting in front of the other players because the players do not accept this now.“But it looks as if he has gone back to that or is still doing that at Manchester United. He’s stripped Pogba of the captaincy, which I agreed with, but it sounds like it was in front of the players. The players don’t want that now and that’s why he has lost the dressing room, and it’s not the first time.” With Zinedine Zidane seemingly set to replace him Jamie Carragher believes Jose Mourinho has lost the Manchester United dressing room in the same way he did at Real Madrid and Chelsea.The Portuguese is seemingly on the brink at Old Trafford, with Zinedine Zidane lurking ominously in the shadows. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury silverware 4 Mourinho is seemingly on the brink at Old Trafford SORRY last_img read more

Leicester City owner feared to have died in helicopter crash outside stadium

first_img🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) October 27, 2018 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏— James Maddison (@Madders10) October 27, 2018 Images of the scene began to emerge quickly after the incident There had been rumours manager Claude Puel was also on board the helicopter, but the Frenchman confirmed to media in his homeland on Sunday that he and his partner were not.A Leicester City spokesman said: “We are assisting Leicestershire Police and the Emergency Services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium.“The club will issue a more detailed statement once further information has been established.”Srivaddhanaprabha leaves the stadium in his helicopter, which lands on the pitch, after every Leicester home game. The helicopter was captured on camera and video just moments before it set off The Thai businessman, who owns the King Power company, bought the club in 2010 and became chairman the following February.Under his ownership, Leicester won the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season. Leicestershire Police has said the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) will be leading the investigation into the circumstances of the helicopter crash.In a statement released in the early hours of Sunday, the force said: “The aircraft came down in a car park near the stadium shortly after 8.30pm yesterday evening (Saturday 27 October) with Leicestershire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service all responding to the incident.“A cordon is currently in place at the scene to enable the AAIB to examine the area and complete their initial enquiries.“Leicestershire Police will be supporting the AAIB in its investigation, liaising closely with Leicester City Football Club as enquiries continue.”BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey had pointed to the aircraft from the studio during a live broadcast at the stadium and said: “As you can see the owners are now heading off.”The crash occurred just moments later and was confirmed by the host live on air. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is feared to have been on board 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/Pr9bvnVUwl— Ben Chilwell (@BenChilwell) October 27, 2018 4 The fireball was pictured from the car park 4 The Leicester helicopter just as it took off, minutes before the crash; footage as broadcast on BT Sport. Still no confirmation who was aboard.pic.twitter.com/GHlruA1qJt— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) October 27, 2018Witness Megan Blockley, who was across the road when the crash happened, said: “The damage was really bad. They’d just put the fire out when I got there and it had been burned right through.“I was just in the bingo hall across the road and I heard the sirens.“I rushed out and there were four fire engines and loads of police.”One man, who wished not to be named, but has had a season ticket for over 40 years, said: “I saw Kasper Schmeichel run out first and then loads of security guards and stewards.“I was stood outside the ground but it crashed on the other side.“I hope everyone is OK.” pic.twitter.com/MJ6kmuX98z— Keith Mason (@masekwm) October 27, 2018 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼— Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) October 27, 2018 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) October 27, 2018 4 Thoughts from all at the Premier League are with everyone affected by tonight’s incident at @LCFC— Premier League (@premierleague) October 27, 2018 Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is feared to have died in a helicopter crash outside the club’s ground on Saturday.The helicopter took off from the pitch at the King Power Stadium around one hour after the Premier League match against West Ham on Saturday, at approximately 8.30pm, and came down just moments later in a staff car park.Police and emergency services rushed to the scene, with video footage showing flames coming from the crashed helicopter. The area was quickly evacuated.No casualties have yet been confirmed but, according to Reuters news agency, Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people on board the aircraft when the crash occurred. Theres a major incident by the King Power Stadium. Emergency services attending. pic.twitter.com/GtAbo6AHpD— Mr Geoff Peters (@mrgeoffpeters) October 27, 2018Leicester City footballers Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire both tweeted praying hands emojis.Jonathan Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, tweeted: “Awful horrific scenes at @LCFC with the helicopter crash. I’ve been in touch with our emergency services and thanked them for responding so quickly. Our hopes and prayers for all those caught up in this desperately awful incident.”West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta, who played in the game, tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers are with all those involved in the helicopter accident at Leicester City.His teammate Declan Rice tweeted: “Horrendous scenes at the king power tonight, my prayers & thoughts go out to everyone involved at Leicester” 4last_img read more

STUDENTS SLAM MASSIVE LETTERKENNY RENT HIKE

first_imgTHE price of a house in Donegal may have halved in recent years – but student leaders are furious at a survey showing that rents have been hiked UP ahead of exam results this week.It means students wanting to go to Letterkenny IT will pay a whopping 7.5% more than last year.Students enrolling in Trinity, DIT, GMIT, Waterford IT, Sligo IT and NUI Galway all benefiting from lower asking prices than at this time last year. Only student rental properties for students going to the University of Limerick were higher – at more than 8% up.However it should be pointed out that Letterkenny is still the CHEAPEST place in the country to rent, despite the hike.Students’ Union welfare officer Rachel Breslin said the increase in rental prices was ‘almost ironic’ given how students would now have to live farther away from their colleges in order to qualify for the highest rate of college grants.A league table of rental prices is below: CollegeAreaAvg. Monthly RentYear On Year ChangeTCD/DITDublin City Centre€485-3.2%UCD/IT TallaghtSouth Dublin City€466-0.2%DCUNorth Dublin City€398-1.0%IT BlanchardstownWest County Dublin€372-1.1%NUI MaynoothMaynooth€352-2.5%UCCCork City Centre€335-2.9%NUI Galway/ GMITGalway City Centre€328-3.2%Cork ITCork City Suburbs€3260.3%Carlow ITCarlow Town€2890.0%UL / Limerick ITLimerick City€2888.7%Waterford ITWaterford City€271-5.2%IT TraleeTralee€2642.7%Athlone ITAthlone€259-1.1%Sligo ITSligo€255-4.1%GMITCastlebar€241-7.3%IT LetterkennyLetterkenny€2357.3%The full report can be seen here: www.daft.ie/report/Daft-Rental-Report-Q2-2011.pdfSTUDENTS SLAM MASSIVE LETTERKENNY RENT HIKE was last modified: August 16th, 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) Tags:donegalDonegal rentsDonegal to letletterkennyLetterkenny ITrental priceslast_img read more

HARRY STYLES WHO? – A POEM FOR CONOR

first_imgHundreds of people have left messages of sympathy and support for Conor Boyle and his family.Tragic ConorOne such message was this poem left by a friend of Conor’s.We asked the young person permission to use her words which she has agreed to. She stressed that she was not best friends with Conor but knew him from afar – but enough to pay this beautiful tribute to him.“Such style and such swag but you didn’t bragYour sparkling smile could make life so worthwhile,Your twinkling eyes made the ladies all sigh, So cool you could rule all the kids in the schoolA star on the pitch, a star in the ring, a star on the stage- a star to all age.A savvy young chap the sky was your limit, Harry Styles who? When Conor Boyle was”innit”..A beauty to watch and a beauty inside, it’s no wonder your friends reach so far and wide.Close friends you have many and they want you to know that they stand by your side as you brave this big ride. So dance with the angels and sing songs of joyYou’ll make heaven look cool with your swagger like Jagger.Turn your face to the sun and leave the shadows behindYou fought til the end take a rest now young friend.” HARRY STYLES WHO? – A POEM FOR CONOR was last modified: September 21st, 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:Conor BoylecrashdonegalLoughanurepoemlast_img read more