60 Participate in Labor Congress Seminar

first_imgLiberia Labor Congress has ended a two-day capacity-building seminar aimed at enhancing LEITI’s multi-stakeholders steering group feedback and promoting awareness on extractive resource governance.The seminar was held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, and brought together 60 participants within the extractive industries from across the 15 political sub division of the country.Deputy Secretary General for Administration of Liberia Labor Congress, Obediah Tarlue, said the seminar also encouraged active, sustainable participation with members of the organization. According to him, not much has been done in the extractive industry in terms of monitoring and has led members not to understand issues affecting the sector.He said the society building initiative will now promote and enhance understanding of the dynamics about resource governance and foster cooperation with the government.Mr. Tarlu wants a new term of collaboration with the GOL and the Bassa seminar helped outline government policy issues that would benefit the country’s workforce.Contributing, Deputy Head of Secretariat of LEITI, Myer Saye, said Africa is experiencing growth, but lack development which has increased poverty.Mr. Saye pointed out that to find the root cause of the problem, the mismanagement of the country’s natural resources over the past decades should be discussed.He said it is time for mineral rich countries to plan strategies in addressing the economic hardship of their citizens.He explained further that transparency in the natural resource sector should also be given a top priority if at all Liberia and other countries would succeed in meeting their goals.“As part of ensuring transparency in the resource sector, we want to make sure that everybody is on par with the information in the sector,” he added.Meanwhile participants commended both the Labor Congress and LEITI for what they called an eye-opening seminar and said they would continue to be supportive in seeking to transform the sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cameroon, Angola sound out Stars

first_img“We have received requests from the two nations as well as other countries and we are considering their applications before making the final decision of which team we shall play.“We will announce soon which country we have chosen since we want to maintain the momentum we saw against South Africa by improving the team through playing quality matches,” FKF secretary general, Lordvick Aduda told Capital Sport on Thursday.Goals from Tekelo Rantie and Christopher Wekesa who put through to his own net saw Bafana coach Gordon Ingesund escape with his first away win since his appointment after captain Dennis Oliech pegged his team back from the spot. Kenya beat Angola 2-1 at home before losing 1-0 in Luanda in the 2012 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers last year while Cameroon hit them 3-1 in 2010 in a friendly in Nairobi the last time the pair clashed.Angola made it to South Africa 2013 while the Indomitable Lions were stunned by first timers Cape Verde during the final round of knock-out qualifiers last weekend.Frenchman Michel who has taken Cameroon, Tunisia, Morocco and Ivory Coast to the World Cup, earned plaudits for his team’s display despite the loss to South Africa that got his reign off to a deflating start.Debutants Wesley Kemboi, Francis Arita and Eugene Asike who started as well as Moses Arita and Ayub Timbe who came on after the break sparkled in the match where Bafana midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi who plies his trade in English side Crystal Palace won the man of the match award.After the match, Oliech urged his compatriots to give Michel the space to weave his expertise with the side itching to move up their lowly Fifa ranking of 128.“I only trained with him for four days and I could see the experience he has from many years in Europe and Africa that we need to become a good team. The new boys he brought played well and we need to give him time,” the AJ Auxerre striker added.Stars are preparing for their Africa Home Nations Championships qualifier against Burundi in December with entry in the regional CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup still in doubt due to conflicting dates with the continental event.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, October 17- After pushing South Africa to the limit in their 2-1 loss on Tuesday, Cameroon and Angola have expressed interest in fielding against Harambee Stars next month.According to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) the pair are among a host of teams that have indicated interest to play against Henri Michel’s side during the next Fifa window between November 13 and 14.last_img read more

FIFA names woman as secretary general for first time

first_img0Shares0000Fatma Samoura, 54, comes from outside the football world, having worked with the United Nations for 21 years. She is currently based in Nigeria for the UN Development Program- PHOTO/FIFAMEXICO City, Mexico May 13- FIFA named a Senegalese UN diplomat as its first ever female secretary general on Friday, a surprise and historic move announced at a congress to overhaul the scandal-plagued organization.Fatma Samoura, 54, comes from outside the football world, having worked with the United Nations for 21 years. She is currently based in Nigeria for the UN Development Program. FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who announced her appointment during the annual congress in Mexico City, said his future number two was “a great person” with experience managing big organizations, budgets and staff.“We have to be serious when we say we embrace diversity and we believe in gender equality,” Infantino said.“She will bring a fresh wind to FIFA, somebody from outside, not somebody from inside, not somebody from the past but somebody new.”Samoura will take her post by mid-June after undergoing an eligibility check administered by an independent review committee.“Today is a wonderful day for me, and I am honored to take on the role of FIFA’s secretary general,” Samoura, who has also worked at the World Food Program, said in a statement.“I also look forward to bringing my experience in governance and compliance to bear on the important reform work that is already underway at FIFA.”The former secretary general, Jerome Valcke of France, was sacked in January and banned from football for 12 years over misconduct in television deals and World Cup ticket sales — one of the many scandals that hit FIFA.Germany’s Markus Kattner had been serving as interim secretary general since then.– FIFA ‘reborn’ –FIFA officials gathered in the Mexican capital to formally implement changes that were adopted at an extraordinary congress in February to overcome a deep corruption crisis.“Today we pass from the words to the actions, from the proclamations to the facts,” said Infantino, who was elected in February after his predecessor Sepp Blatter was brought down by the scandal.“You will see us reborn” through this congress, he added.In another step towards restoring trust, the North and Central American and Caribbean football confederation (CONCACAF), which has been in the eye of the corruption storm, elected a new president on Thursday.Canadian football chief Victor Montagliani became CONCACAF’s fourth president in five years after his three predecessors were ensnared in corruption allegations, with the last one arrested in December.FIFA’s new council, meanwhile, resumed on Tuesday the process to select the host of the 2026 World Cup, which had been frozen since last year over claims of misdeeds in awarding the tournaments to Russia for 2018 and Qatar for 2022.“After all the issues, or criticisms, or whatever, which happened around the last World Cup bidding process, it is absolutely crucial for FIFA’s credibility that we have a bullet-poof bidding process in place for 2026,” Infantino said.He noted that human rights requirements will be examined during the process for the first time and that bidders that fail technical requirements will be excluded.But the scandals keep haunting world football.On Monday, Infantino’s former boss, Michel Platini, said he will step down as head of European football body UEFA after failing to overturn his ban from all football-related activity over allegations that he received a dubious two million Swiss franc ($2 million, 1.8 million euros) payment from FIFA.Earlier this month, FIFA banned two top executive members from Chile and Colombia for life over bribes.– New members –World football’s governing body must now ratify reforms that were approved by the special congress, which renamed the disgraced executive committee as the FIFA Council and pruned its powers.The reforms came into force on April 27, 60 days after the vote.The governance reforms include term limits, transparency in salaries and more powers for the secretary general.In other decisions, the congress faces prickly votes over the admission of Gibraltar and the former Serbian province of Kosovo, taking the world body to 211 members.The FIFA Council recommended on Tuesday that both be admitted, which would entitle them to participate in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.FIFA’s executive originally rejected Gibraltar’s bid, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ordered that the congress take a vote on the British territory, which is also claimed by Spain.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sin-bin could be introduced by Ifab

first_img0Shares0000Sin-bin plan to be looked at by football’s lawmaking body Ifab. PHOTO/BCC.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Sin-bins for yellow-card offences in football could be given the go-ahead as early as next month.Football’s law-making body Ifab will look at the proposal at its annual meeting in London in March. The measure has been tested in Uefa development competitions and some amateur leagues in recent years.If approved, sin-bins will come in at youth and amateur levels and could be introduced to the professional game within two to three years.Other proposals to be discussed at the meeting include allowing national associations more freedom to decide on the number of substitutions in a game.The move is intended to help the development of the game at lower levels, “by promoting and encouraging more people to take part,” the International Football Association Board agenda reads.There is also a line in the release about “fairness” and that “particular focus will be given to the role of the captain and how her/his responsibilities could be enhanced as part of a move to improve on-field discipline and create better communication between players and match officials”.This is likely to refer to a suggestion by Marco van Basten, the chief technical officer of governing body Fifa, that only the captain should be able to speak to the referee.Ifab is made up of Fifa and the four British home associations – the FAs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – and is responsible for making the final decision on law changes.By BBC0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Reports – Manchester United striker agrees four-year deal with Fenerbache

first_img1 Robin van Persie Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has reportedly agreed a four-year deal with Fenerbahce.The Dutchman has been the subject of speculation this summer after a disappointing personal 2014/2015 season with the Red Devils, and it appears the Turkish side have swooped for his signature.Reports emerging today revealed the 31-year-old flew out to Istanbul with his family to finalise the details with Fenerbahce after initially turning down an approach by rival Super Lig club Besiktas.Van Persie’s wife, Bouchra, initially opposed the move citing safety reasons but has allegedly now been convinced after the visit to the Turkish capital.Van Persie will join up with a former United team-mate at the Turkish runners-up after Portuguese winger Nani completed a £4.25million move earlier this week.Fenerbache expect to officially announce the signing of the former Arsenal striker by the weekend.Van Persie’s move to Old Trafford in 2012 was shrouded in acrimony, but the big-money deal was vindicated as he spearheaded the Red Devils to a 20th Premier League title with 26 goals.He played a part in every league game in his debut season for United, but only managed 21 and 27 appearances in his next two respectively as he was hampered by debilitating injuries.In what appears to be his final campaign with Louis van Gaal’s side, van Persie scored 10 goals as United regained their place in the Champions League after a disastrous previous season under David Moyes’ stewardship.last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgMovies Under the Stars, 7 p.m., Mason Recreation Center, 10500 Mason Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 998-6377. Josh Kelley, 8 p.m., Marie Kerr Park, Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.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 MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesOrchid Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Free. Call (805) 523-1857 or (818) 889-1895. Great Backbone Trail Celebration, 11 a.m., Peter Strauss Ranch. Kanan Road exit south to Mulholland Highway and Troutdale Road. Meet by the ranch house. Call (805) 370-2301. Gospel Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sports Center, 11770 Orcas Ave., Lake View Terrace. Membership Drive Fiesta, 2-5 p.m., Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road. Call (818) 222-6511. Ranger-led hike, 6-8 p.m., Deukmejian Wilderness Park Amphitheater, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta. Call (818) 548-3795. SATURDAY American Cancer Society Relay 4 Life, 9-10 a.m.today and Sunday, Highland High School, 39055 25th St. W., Palmdale. Call (661) 945-7585. Basketball Trophy Ceremony, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Winnetka Recreation Center, 8401 Winnetka Ave. Call (818) 756-7876. Latino Heritage Celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. Call (323) 644-4200. last_img read more

The Master’s women shine in Bahamas

first_imgNEWHALL — A brief trip to the Bahamas was a successful way to send The Master’s College women’s basketball team into the holidays on a high note. The Mustangs won both of their games at this week’s Bahamas Sunshine Shootout, and senior guard Kinsley Mittel was named tournament MVP, helping The Master’s rebound in a big way from the 61-point loss it suffered to Vanguard in its last game before the tournament. The Mustangs finished the tournament Tuesday with a 79-58 victory over Roger Williams University of Rhode Island to earn a share of the tournament championship. On Monday, The Master’s (6-1) defeated Ursuline of Ohio 79-51, taking an 11-0 lead and never looking back. The Mustangs shot 47 percent from the field. Mittel led the way on both games. After scoring 13 points against Ursuline, she had her second-highest scoring total of the season Tuesday with a game-high 24 points and three assists and three steals. The Mustangs return to action on Thursday in the GSAC Challenge at Azusa Pacific, where they open the two-day event against Holy Names. Sharp shooters: The Master’s scored a season-high 11 3-pointers against Roger Williams. The long distance shots came from a variety of sources. Among those contributing 3-pointers were Mittel, Briannae Yahn, Jennifer Ayers-Stamper and freshmen Lisa Chenoweth, Shayla Corder and Tana Palmason. The Mustangs are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc this season — second-best in the Golden State Athletic Conference — with 51 3-pointers through seven games. Twice as nice: Mustangs sophomore forward Stacy Nanninga had her second career double-double in Monday’s win over Ursuline. She contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds. Nanninga is averaging 8.6 points and six rebounds a game. Honored: College of the Canyons sophomore Melissa Tachias was selected Western State Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week for scoring 43 points with 21 rebounds and 10 steals in two games last week. She was 19 of 25 from the field. Her biggest game came in a 97-56 victory over Riverside in which she scored 25 points with 14 rebounds and seven steals. Tachias, a 6-foot forward from Poly of Sun Valley, entered the week as the WSC’s third-leading rebounder, averaging 12.1 rebounds a game. Up next: After a three-day break, COC returns to action Wednesday at the Lady Jag Classic in San Jose. The three-day event is the Cougars’ final tuneup before beginning WSC play Jan. 6 against Glendale. — Heather Gripp, (818)713-3607 heather.gripp@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mourinho ‘expected’ to return to Real Madrid as Bernabeu fans chant his name

first_img Jose Mourinho has been tipped to take over from Santiago Solari in the summer Real Madrid are likely to appoint Jose Mourinho as their next manager at the end of the season after a disastrous campaign for current boss Santiago Solari, talkSPORT has been told.Spanish football journalist Graham Hunter says he ‘expects’ the Portuguese coach to return to the Spanish giants, who are now out of the running for a trophy this term following their shock Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax on Tuesday.And it appears that’s who supporters want in the hotseat, after a group of Los Blancos fans were filmed chanting his name after the defeat. The history-making Real Madrid team have been dumped out of the Champions League 3 Mauricio Pochettino has also been linked with the job and is thought to be Real Madrid’s top target, but Hunter believes it will practically impossible to tempt him away from Tottenham.Instead, he says the capital club will give Mourinho a second chance in the Bernabeu dugout.Solari will take the hit, but he’s not to blame for Real’s demise“It’s been my opinion since last summer that there was a very, very high chance of Jose Mourinho leaving Manchester United at the end of the season, making sure he was in position for this Real Madrid job that he knew was coming up,” said Hunter on Wednesday’s Sports Breakfast.“I will bet you that Jose Mourinho and his agent, Jorge Mendes, had the idea of becoming the next Real Madrid manager in the summer of 2019 on the very day last June when Zinedine Zidane walked out on the club. “It’s my opinion that they will find it very difficult to get Pochettino from Tottenham. They wanted him. They wanted him to be the manager in charge this season, but the fact he renewed at Spurs and didn’t put a buyout clause in his contract meant Real Madrid couldn’t get their first choice.“Pochettino knows this completely and with Tottenham’s new stadium, their progress in the Champions League, with the way this squad has very much been brought together by Pochettino’s guidance, I don’t know how they will get him.“Thus, I think it will be Mourinho.”And it appears the Special One’s return will be warmly welcomed by a number of Real Madrid supporters, who were filmed chanting Mourinho’s name outside the gates of the Bernabeu after Tuesday’s stunning result.Video footage, posted by Spanish publication AS, shows a number of livid fans urging the club to bring back their former boss, while also calling for the resignation of unpopular president Florentino Perez.Listen back to Graham Hunter on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL abovecenter_img 3 The European champions were mercilessly dumped out of by the rampant Dutch side, who sealed an emphatic 4-1 victory at the Bernabeu on Tuesday to go through 5-3 on aggregate.Real are now out of every competition after last week’s Copa Del Rey semi-final exit against Barcelona, while they currently sit third in LaLiga, a full 12 points adrift of their arch rivals who sit on the summit.Solari, who only replaced Julen Lopetegui in October, almost certainly looks to be heading out of the door. Santiago Solari is under mounting pressure at Real Madrid 3last_img read more

McTominay, Rashford and Martial goals down Norwich as Man United miss two penalties

first_img Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Tim Krul saved two first-half penalties from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial rookie error PEP TALK United broke the deadlock through Scott McTominay’s low drive and in the process became the first club to score 2,000 Premier League goals.The visitors were then awarded a penalty after a VAR review in the 28th minute, only for Tim Krul to save Marcus Rashford’s effort, but the England international made up for it moments later to bag his 50th United goal.Solskjaer’s side missed their second penalty before half-time when Anthony Martial was denied as Krul again guessed correctly to keep his side in the game.It was 3-0 in the 73rd minute as Martial got on the score sheet, before Norwich pulled one back in the 88th minute through half-time substitute Onel Hernandez.The Canaries saw a lot of the ball in the early minutes and had the first chance of the game when Todd Cantwell fired over the bar.United soon took charge and Rashford was denied by Krul after the 21-year-old got a shot off from a narrow angle.The Dutch goalkeeper was again called into action as he made a brilliant, instinctive stop to deny Martial from close range.But from the resulting corner, the home side could not clear and McTominay fired in a low drive. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ latest update appointed 2 stalemate Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Manchester United recorded their first Premier League away win since February despite missing two penalties in a 3-1 win at Norwich.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ended their 11-match run without a win away from Old Trafford by beating Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League in midweek, and backed it up with an impressive performance at Carrow Road. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Getty Images – Getty targets Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman AFP or licensors statement LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS VAR was used for the first time in the 28th minute when Ben Godfrey was adjudged to have brought down Daniel James in the box after a lengthy review, only for Rashford to be denied by Krul from the subsequent spot-kick.But just two minutes later Rashford made amends for his second missed spot-kick of the season as he beat the poor Norwich offside trap to collect James’ pass and slot home.After a long period without threatening, Norwich forced David de Gea into action six minutes before the break. Cantwell let fly but the Spain goalkeeper tipped the ball over for a corner.For the second time in the first half, the visitors were awarded a penalty after another VAR review, this time for a handball by Cantwell in the area.Martial stepped up to take the spot kick, but Krul made a diving save low to his right to thwart the United forward. on target Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Anthony Martial made up for his penalty miss by scoring United’s final goal Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule LATEST 2 The Canaries started the second half brightly, with Max Aarons running the ball all the way to the byline before cutting back only for Teemu Pukki to side-foot the ball over the bar.United wrapped up all three points in the 73rd minute as Rashford and Martial linked up with a clever one-two before the French forward – in his first Premier League start since August – slotted home his third league goal of the season.Just as the game looked to be petering out the Canaries pulled one back, with Hernandez hitting his first goal of the season after a solo run.last_img read more

Transfer Talk: McFadden trains with Queens, McLean stays

first_imgJames McFadden may be 34 years old and nearing the end of his playing career but he has fully immersed himself in pre-season training.After leaving his post as Motherwell assistant manager at the end of last season, McFadden has teamed up with his former Everton team-mate Gary Naysmith and is training with Queen of the South. Meanwhile, Dons boss Derek McInnes says Kenny McLean – and every other Aberdeen player for that matter – will be going nowhere this summer. It comes after the club turned down an offer from Rangers, saying McLean’s not for sale. And the Kyle Lafferty tug-of-war continues as Hibernian maintain their interest in the former Rangers striker. They want to steal him away from Edinburgh rivals Hearts, who have been in talks with him over the past week.last_img