National Christian Taskforce Plans 3-Day Nation-Wide Fast & Prayer

first_imgIn support of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus by the religious people across the country, the National Christian Taskforce has planned a three day nation wide fast and prayer aimed at praying for the eradication of the epidemic and presenting the nation to God.“We have obediently and prayerfully set Thursday January 29 to Saturday January 31 2015 for the next united three days nation wide fast and prayer, to come to God as one people, to thank, worship and glorify Jesus all across Liberia,” the acting chairperson of the National Christian Taskforce, David Benitoe told news reporters.Making the disclosure over the weekend at the Bethel Cathedral Church in Oldest Congo Town, Benitoe, said the primary purpose of the fast and prayer is to spiritually deal with spill-over issues of prior years and set the course of a new year for the nation.“This is a nation wide fast and prayer, which means that believers in all the various counties will simultaneously fast and pray on the three days to God to restore normality to the nation and also eradicate this deadly virus from Liberia.”“We pray that no vaccine that has not been proven safe for humans by the appropriate international regulatory bodies must be tested on Ebola free Liberians,” he warned.He continued, “We must all come together in one place, in each city or town in one accord and in humility to publicly exalt and glorify Jesus all across the land on January 31, the final and third day of the fast and prayer.” Mr. Benitoe further disclosed that “God has warned that if we do not remain steadfast and consistent this time in prayer as a nation and people, we will see more difficult times then we have seen in recent past.”He stressed that the evil ones are determined to trouble Liberia, but God is more determined to fight for Liberia if we, His people cooperate with Him, adding that, “We do not want to scare anyone, but as watchmen over the nation, the church must blow the trumpet to keep all awake and alert.”“This time, we will strive to be more spiritually proactive than reactive as a church and people of God in our nation. We will not just look for solutions to problems, we should and will prevent problems as God directs.”According to him, the focus point for the fast and prayer will be for us to repent, worship and thank God as well as asking for God’s perfect will to be done in Liberia.“Only what God approves should happen in Liberia after this fast and prayer. Let God destroy every godless plan and permit only his plan for Liberia should stand,” he asserted.Mr. Benitoe further stressed that the nation was vulnerable at this time and holding together as people and nation in prayer for a breakthrough would help us also for medical solutions to Ebola. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PPP moves to have delinquent MPs criminally charged

first_imgIntegrity Act breachThe People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Opposition is forging ahead with plans to have private criminal actions brought against People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) parliamentarians, who breached the provisions of the Integrity Commission Act. The Party wrote the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Abeena Moore, on Wednesday requesting the relevant information about the delinquent PNCR and APNU parliamentarians, a statement from the Opposition Leader’s Office said.The letter was sent by Opposition Member of Parliament, Juan Edghill, in his capacity as a private citizen, which is allowed under provisions of the Access to Information Act of 2011.In the letter, which was released to the media, Edghill indicated to Moore, in her capacity as a public authority, that the information being requested is intended to be used in the pursuit of private criminal charges against identified delinquents, who failed to file declaration with the Integrity Commission, in accordance with section 22 of Integrity Commission Acts 1997.The Opposition parliamentarian is asking for the names of the PNCR parliamentarians of the 8th and 9th Parliament, who failed to submit to the Integrity Commission of Guyana the statutorily required submission of the schedule iii declaration forms (2) disclosing their Income, Assets and Liabilities of themselves and immediate family for the years 2001 to 2006 and 2006 to 2011.Edghill is also requesting information on APNU parliamentarians in the 10th Parliament who failed to submit to the Integrity Commission of Guyana the statutorily required submission of the schedule iii declaration forms (2) disclosing their Income, Assets and Liabilities of themselves and immediate family for the years 2011 to 2015.The Commission which is responsible for accountability of persons holding public office has been without a Chairman for some time and has reportedly been functioning with a skeletal staff.Only a month ago, Moore appeared before the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and admitted that the Integrity Commission has been basically dismantled by the coalition Government with only one staff member at the Commission’s Secretariat.This comes even as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, on numerous occasions before, called out Government for refusing to support an Opposition sponsored-motion to have all parliamentarians make certain submissions to the Integrity Commission.In January 2016, Government used its one-seat parliamentary majority to turn down a motion tabled by the Opposition that would provide for all Members of Parliament (MPs) making public declarations of taxable income and all assets over the last 10 years to the Integrity Commission and released to the public.The coalition noted that it was not in favour of the public declaration, and would prefer to make such disclosures to the Integrity Commission instead. It had said that such a move would violate privacy of the members.In defeating the motion, the Government MPs had proposed amendments to the motion for the National Assembly to support the enforcement of the legal requirement for all MPs to file their Income Tax returns and make declarations to the Integrity Commission.However, that proposal was protested by the Opposition and eventually resulted in Edghill calling for his motion to be withdrawn, arguing that the amendments significantly changed the intent of the original motion.But the coalition MPs declined the withdrawal request and at the end of the debate, succeeded in passing the amended motion.last_img read more

Inconnu Swim Club narrowly miss out on first place at Grande Prairie swim meet

first_img15 & Over Boys: 1st- Skyeler Kerr, 2nd- Cale Murdock, 3rd- Benjamin Blackmon 11-12 Boys: 1st- Eric Louie, 3rd- Logan Schar13-14 Girls: 1st- Brittany Welsh, 3rd- Alexandria Hedges13-14 Boys: 1st- Tate Haugan15 & Over Girls: 2nd- Chelsea KerrAdvertisement After day one of the event the Inconnu had the lead by 100 points. Two Inconnu records fell at the meet. In the 15 and over free relay, Benjamin Blackmon, Cale Murdock, Skyeler Kerr, and Aaron Glover registered a time of 1:40.60. The same group set another club record in the 200 metre IM relay at 1:49.85.The following age group aggregate point awards went to the following Inconnu members:8 & Under Girls: 2nd- Rihanna Arnold, 3rd- Zara Schwarz- Advertisement -8 & Under Boys: 2nd- Maverick Arnold, 3rd- Jack Shipalesky9-10 Girls: 2nd- Piper Finkensiep, 3rd- Brooklyn Brown9-10 Boys: 1st- Kade SchwarzAdvertisementlast_img read more

Stage North finds new home

first_imgThe search for a new location that met its needs and budget proved to be difficult for some time, but the first sponsor of the season has also provided the non-profit organization with a place to rehearse, store costumes and build sets. Sean Surerus of Surerus Pipelines will be handing over the keys to a large metal shed on his personal property to Executive Director Sue Popesku later this afternoon, and the big move in will begin on August 1. Without that space, Popesku argues the performances it puts on would not be able to happen. “In order to do those performances, we do need a space such as what we just found, where we can do the rehearsals, we can do the set construction, the cast can work with the set before they actually move in to the Cultural Centre, and we can store and make our costumes,” she explains. “All that preparation is required prior to actually moving into the Cultural Centre and doing the performances.” Now that a space has been found, a full season of shows has been scheduled, beginning with The Taming of the Shrew this November, followed by a Christmas show, Alice in the spring and its entry into the Peace River North Festival. There is also enough space that the idea of holding a performance in the shed is also being thrown around, as well the possibility of an outdoor show in the spring or summer. – Advertisement -“The space is big enough for a small audience of about 30 to 50 people,” says Popesku. “We’re going to try that out this year and see if that will work. We’re not as confined as we were in previous spaces. This is a bit of a wide open space with a lot of green space around, and I think it’s going to be very conducive to creative theatre.” The green space is just one of the perks of the building that help balance the higher rent than the approximately $20,000 spent at the Co-op Mall. In addition to having heat, electricity and a cement floor, it also has a bathroom, something that was missing in Stage North’s previous location. Located on the East Bypass Road along the bend, it’s also close enough for younger members to get dropped off by their parents, and has plenty of space for parking. Advertisement “We’re on our way to bigger and better things,” says Popesku.last_img read more

Villa teach Liverpool kids lesson, reach League Cup semi

first_imgThat inexperience showed defensively despite a much better performance from the visitors than the scoreline suggests.“I thought we were magnificent,” said Liverpool’s stand-in manager Neil Critchley.“We were really unfortunate to concede from a free-kick and a cruel deflection and find ourselves 2-0 down.“It was an incredible night and no-one wanted it to end.”Villa made 10 changes themselves with Premier League survival their priority and could have had a much tougher night had Liverpool taken advantage of a bright start.“It was a bit of a weird game, probably the weirdest one I’ve been involved in for a quarter-final of a major competition,” said Villa boss Dean Smith.“I came through coaching those sorts of age groups. It was great to see them on that stage tonight, so we had to be very professional.”Harvey Elliot became the youngest player to ever play in the Premier League just a month after his 16th birthday last season when at Fulham before a summer move to Anfield.And he was the standout performer of Liverpool’s young crop as his driven effort produced a good early save from Orjan Nyland.However, the floodgates opened 14 minutes in when Conor Hourihane’s free-kick evaded everyone and flew under Caoimhin Kelleher’s grasp.“It was a lose-lose for us,” Hourihane told Sky Sports. “Everyone expected us to win and we just had to do our jobs.”The Irish under-21 international goalkeeper was unfortunate again moments later when Ahmed Elmohamady’s attempted cross deflected off Morgan Boyes and looped in at the far post for an own goal.An unrecognisable Liverpool line-up contained five debutants and an average age of 19 years, six months and three daysKodjia had not scored this season prior to kick-off with his chances in Smith’s first team severely restricted by the signing of Brazilian striker Wesley in the summer.However, he made the most of the chance for a confidence boost by slotting past Kelleher and then turning home another Elmohamady cross from the right.Villa showed some mercy by easing up on the youngsters after the break, but could still easily have scored more than five.Wesley came off the bench to round off the scoring in stoppage time with his first goal in 10 games.Liverpool’s decision to play two games in two days in two different continents and with two very different squads was criticised in some quarters for showing a lack of respect to the League Cup.But amidst a run of 15 games in 50 days across five competitions, it was well down the list of Liverpool’s priorities as they attempt to win a first league title for 30 years and hope to defend the Champions League come the new year.Villa, meanwhile, can look forward to a first cup semi-final in five years with the other three quarter-final ties taking place on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Aston Villa players celebrating one of their five goals against LiverpoolBIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, Dec 18 – Liverpool’s youngest ever team suffered a harsh lesson on Tuesday as Aston Villa ran out 5-0 winners to reach the League Cup semi-finals, with Jonathan Kodjia scoring twice.An unrecognisable Liverpool line-up contained five debutants and an average age of 19 years, six months and three days with the European champions’ first team and coaching staff, including manager Jurgen Klopp, in Qatar for their Club World Cup semi-final against Monterrey on Wednesday.last_img read more

Gaeil Fhánada: Club planning workshop takes place on Friday

first_imgCLG Gaeil Fhánada are holding a Club planning workshop this Friday 9th December in Rosnakill Community Centre at 7:30pm for everyone in the community, all past or present members, parents, players, supporters, diaspora, teachers, business owners and officers. The club is in the process of developing a five-year strategic plan, which will map out the future direction of the Club.This is an extremely important development for the club as the aim is to assess the past and present and build for a successful future on and off the pitch. The purpose of this workshop is to give everyone in the community the opportunity to have their say in the future of the club. This will be a workshop based event and will take no longer than two hours.It is stressed that this is not an AGM but rather a platform for everyone in the community to share their views and ideas on how the club will proceed going forward and will be facilitated by an external party.  A totally confidential survey can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MWDDVH8 or available from committee members in hardcopy.Lotto ResultsNumbers drawn were 03, 07, 10, 13, 17 – bonus 06. No jackpot winner, €100 winner Seamus Rogers Gortnabrade, €50 winner Niamh Sweeney Tullynadall. Next week’s jackpot €1,150. Support your wee club by buying a ticket!Seniors All at Gaeil Fhánada would like to thank Michael O’Connor and wish him all the very best in his future career after giving the last few years commitment to our Club and players. Ádh mór a Mhíchéal!County ConventionOur delegates will be attending this year’s County Convention this weekend.Gaeil Fhánada: Club planning workshop takes place on Friday was last modified: December 6th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alli and Sterling will be ‘fortunate’ to start against Sweden – Le Tissier

first_img 2 2 Matt Le Tissier believes England duo Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling will be ‘fortunate’ to keep their places in the starting XI for Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.So far the Tottenham midfielder and Manchester City forward have yet to make a major impact for the Three Lions in Russia.Alli has struggled with injury throughout the tournament and Sterling has not looked the same player who terrified Premir League defences and scored 23 goals for champions City last season.Much has been made of Sterling’s lack of form, but the 23-year-old is playing a different role in Gareth Southgate’s team, and while has not been directly involved in many goals – he did get the assist for Jesse Lingard’s strike against Panama – he has been praised for his work-rate and attacking movement.Alli, meanwhile, is a minor injury doubt ahead of the Sweden game after suffering a groin problem in the penalty shoot-out win over Columbia. Raheem Sterling is yet to score for England at the World Cup center_img Alli was forced off against Colombia with a suspected groin problem They are both important players for England, but penalty king Le Tissier believes their places in the team could be under threat for Saturday’s Sweden showdown, live on talkSPORT.“The pair of them will be very fortunate if they’re still in the starting line-up come Saturday,” Le Tissier said on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Loftus-Cheek is pushing hard for a place and Rashford is as well.“It’s going to be an interesting one because I think Gareth probably will be loyal to the players he thinks are his best side.“But at the same time you’ve also got to make some tough decisions sometimes.“They’ve had two or three games now and it’s not happening for them – it’s time to give someone else a chance.”Listen to Matt Le Tissier on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL aboveTune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of Sweden v England in the World Cup quarter-finals – Saturday, June 7: KICK OFF 3PM BSTlast_img read more

DONEGAL WEATHER: FORECAST FOR EASTER WEEKEND

first_imgTHE BITING cold of recent days is set to disappear over the Easter weekend as normal seasonal temperatures return.There will be a lot of drizzle and showers over the weekend, so might be a time to head indoors for a swim. Waterworld Bundoran has opened its doors for the holidays (pictured).Here’s the outlook from Met Eireann over the next few days. TODAY (GOOD FRIDAY) will be mostly cloudy, with the best of the bright or short sunny spells in the morning. Some patches of drizzle and light rain, these mainly over Co Donegal. Top temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate northwest breezes. Tonight is expected to be rather cloudy and fairly mild with a little patchy drizzle and lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degree.HOLY SATURDAY: For Holy Saturday there will be some bright or sunny spells, but many areas will stay cloudy. Some patchy drizzle about, especially in Donegal. Temperatures around normal for April, ranging 10 to 13 degrees, in moderate to fresh northwesterly winds. A mild cloudy night will follow to most places.EASTER SUNDAY: The day should start dry and bright with some sunny spells –  but cloud will increase all the while and some rain looks set to develop over Donegal in the early to mid afternoon. This rain will extend to all places later and overnight. Moderate westerly winds will increase fresh and gusty in the afternoon and evening also. Top temperatures will range 10 to 13 degrees.EASTER MONDAY: It looks like being a cool, windy and quite a wet day, with heavy showers or longer spells of rain. Winds will be strong and gusty westerly. OUTLOOK : Cool, breezy weather is expected for the following few days, with moderate to fresh northwesterly winds. These winds will bring bright or sunny spells and showers, some heavy. Temperatures will be slightly below normal and some grass frost is expected at night. DONEGAL WEATHER: FORECAST FOR EASTER WEEKEND was last modified: April 6th, 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:DONEGAL WEATHER: FORECAST FOR EASTER WEEKENDlast_img read more

PATRICK DOES DONEGAL PROUD WITH FOUR MEDALS AT WORLD SPECIAL OLYMPICS

first_imgPatrick with proud dad Mick and Angela O’Donnell McGeePatrick Qunlivan might need a few more dollars to pay for the extra weight in his suitcase on the way home from the World Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles.After all, four medals do weigh a little more in the average suitcase.The  well-known 33-year-old Letterkenny man won bronze medals in the Male Rings, Male Parallel Bars, Male Vault and Male Horizontal Bar. He was also fourth in the male pommel horse and male floor exercise.Patrick, who works in the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny, was in great form and was cheered on by his ever proud dad Mick.A huge welcome now awaits Patrick and the other Donegal athletes when they arrive back in Donegal later this week.   PATRICK DOES DONEGAL PROUD WITH FOUR MEDALS AT WORLD SPECIAL OLYMPICS was last modified: August 2nd, 2015 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)last_img read more

Incredible Coleman donates €5,000 for little Rory’s wish to walk

first_imgSeamus Coleman has once again showed what a fantastic person he is by donating €5,000 towards a fundraising initiative to help a little boy realise his dream of walking. A fundraising initiative has been set up to help little Rory Gallagher (4) who has cerebral palsy, achieve his wish to one day be able to walk.His family need to raise 10,000 in order for him to receive surgeries in the USA. The Everton and Ireland star got behind the fundraising drive and donated €5,000, which is half of what they need.Rory’s mum Shauna posted the following message on her Facebook timeline, “Shaking here in the kitchen from excitement !!! Happiest tears EVER ~ I can’t believe that Seamie Coleman 💙⚽️ has just donated €5,000 towards little Rory Gallagher’s Wish To Walk 💙Seamie your amazing!!!“This is just the happy news that we needed. Seamie you have just made a massive impact on our wee Rory’s future. He will WALK for sure !!!!!!!“He has been accepted into a neurological center in Spain – for rehabilitation following his Surgery in December, the costs are very high & we could’nt figure out how we work it …….but now its going to happen – words cant describe what this means to us a family but especially wee Rory ❣I’m still crying !! “Thank you so much Seamie xxx Sending you lots of love & biggest hugs Shauna, Gerry & little Rory G xxx!”What an incredible gesture from a great person, and we hope little Rory gets to the USA in December for his surgery.Incredible Coleman donates €5,000 for little Rory’s wish to walk was last modified: September 25th, 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)last_img read more