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first_img“Our concern is mainly based on the unnecessary and inexplicable haste exerted to reach the decision, along with a total lack of dialogue or consultation with the affected clubs”“The decision also ignores the millions of pounds invested and the countless hours spent by the clubs, and it also has critical financial implications.”“In writing this joint letter, we acknowledge that the decision to drop the results for the 2019-20 season is still pending official ratification by the FA Council.”“However, we believe that it is unacceptable that such a decision has been transmitted to us in this way. We urgently seek a constructive dialogue with the FA with the aim of reconsidering the decision.” A total of sixty-six English non-professional clubs have sent an open letter to the FA requesting that the agency reconsider “urgently” the decision to terminate their seasons, reports BBC Sport.Meanwhile, some MPs have told these clubs to write to the sports minister, Caroline Dinenage, to ask her to intervene in what they consider a “disappointing” decision.Last week it was announced that football in England that is below the three divisions of the National League ended immediately and void all results up to that point. This means that there would be no promotion or descent in a total of 91 leagues. This decision has not yet been ratified by the FA Council.The clubs letter to the FA says the following:last_img read more

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first_imgTuesday, October 10, 2017 promises to be a great day in Liberian history—the day on which Liberia will have its second post-war democratic transition from one administration to another. But how great will that day be? Remember we have had so many elections since 1847, when Joseph Jenkins Robert became our first President. That and all subsequent elections have produced many Presidents, few of whom we can truly call significant or great. President Roberts’ election set our nation on its course, saving its territory from being colonized by the imperial powers. He opened Liberia’s diplomatic relations, beginning with Queen Victoria’s Great Britain in 1848. He also founded and became the first president of our first institution of higher learning, Liberia College, now University of Liberia (UL). President Roberts also left all his money and real property to the Methodist Church to fund the education of Liberian youth.The second was Steven Allen Benson; third, President Daniel Bashiel Warner, who wrote the words to the Liberian National Anthem and invited people from Barbados, West Indies, to immigrate to Liberia. They settled in Crozierville, but a few of the families, notably the Barclays,Grimes and Wiles, remained in Monrovia and joined the political class. Two of their descendants, Arthur and Edwin Barclay, became Presidents of Liberia; and another, Louis Arthur Grimes, became a renowned Chief Justice. His son Rudolph became one of our longest serving Secretary of State; and another Barbadian descendant, Rocheforte L. Weeks, became the first Liberian UL President. Another descendant, Albert Porte, became the conscience of the nation and through his writings that spanned nearly 60 years, tried to save Liberia from bad governance. One of the most popularly elected Presidents was the 11th, Hilary Richard Wright Johnson, son of Elijah Johnson, because Hilary was nominated by the two main political parties—the Republican and True Whig parties (TWP). He chose his Cabinet from both parties. That spelled the end of the Republican Party. The long TWP hegemony continued, starting in 1878 with President Anthony W. Gardiner, and dominated Liberian politics for over a century. It continued through Arthur Barclay, the first immigrant from Barbados to become President (1904-1912). He created the Liberia Frontier Force (now Armed Forces of Liberia). After President Daniel E. Howard came President C.D.B. King, who brought in the first major concession, Firestone, and our first vocational and technical school, the Booker Washington Institute (BWI). Along came President Edwin Barclay who, along with his Secretary of State Louis Arthur Grimes, saved Liberia from colonization by a European power following President King’s Fernando Po crisis (1930). President Barclay forcibly relieved Liberia of the Firestone loan’s bankruptcy tentacles. President William V.S. Tubman came next, remembered for six primary things. First, through his local and foreign scholarship program, he trained the first cadre of Liberian professionals; and in so doing, brought Liberia into the modern age. Part of this was his founding, in 1951, of UL. Second, he introduced the Open Door Policy, which attracted many foreign investments. But this policy seriously marginalized Liberian entrepreneurs, leading quickly to foreign domination of the Liberian economy and the continuation of mass poverty. Tubman’s third and most important contribution was his Unification Policy, through which he won the approval of all Liberian Paramount and Clan Chiefs to forget their differences, unite and join with their “Settler” brothers and sisters in the building of one united Liberia. Fourth was his role in the liberation of Africa from colonial rule and white racist domination in Southern Africa. He gave personal encouragement to Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Sam Nujoma of Namibia and many other leaders of liberation struggles in Africa. Fifth was the key role he played, along with Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah, Guinea’s Sekou Toure and others, in fostering African unity and creating the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU). Its Charter came from the Liberian Draft. Tubman is noted, sixth, for becoming our longest serving President—27 years. Enter President William R. Tolbert Jr. (1971 to 1980). He founded the National Bank of Liberia (now Central Bank), built multilateral high schools in several counties, started building the first housing estates, boosted Liberia’s coffee and cocoa production and rescued Bong County’s Phebe Hospital from bankruptcy. There came Samuel K. Doe, our first indigenous Head of State. He built a few highways, including the S.K.D. Boulevard linking Congo Town to Gardnersville and the paved road to the Liberia-Sierra Leone border at Bo Waterside.After Doe came President Charles Taylor whose National Patriotic Front invaded Liberia from the Ivory Coast in December 1989, igniting the 14-year civil war. Taylor was followed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who slowly began rebuilding the infrastructure devastated by the war. She rebuilt Liberia’s international relations, redeemed Liberia from its US$4 billion debt burden and initiated road reconstruction in Monrovia, highways to Buchanan and the Guinea border, and reconstruction of the Mount Coffee Hydroelectric Dam. Several other projects are in the pipeline.Following her two-term presidency, Liberia is set to elect its 24th President. Will that be Liberia’s D-Day? First, what was D-Day? It was the landing, on June 6, 1944, of the Allied Forces at Normandy, France, commanded by American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, which led to the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. That, in addition to America’s atomic bombs detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, spelled the end of World War II. Will Liberians elect a President who will, at last, liberate us from many decades of misrule and lead us to economic independence and true development?Fellow Liberians, let us closely watch, study, and learn about the true character and history of each legislative and presidential candidate and determine who will lead us to D-Day. Are they the ones to deliver Liberia, at long last, from economic dependency and slavery in our own country, and empower us educationally, agriculturally, economically and culturally to create the great nation God has destined us to be?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe 2019 Mother’s Day Run is taking place on Sunday, May 12 at the Surerus ball diamonds in Fort St. John.To register, you can sign up online at strideandglide.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Today, May 9, is the final day to register for the Rotary Club’s 2019 Mother’s Day Run.The fees to register for the Run is $30 for 5km and $35 for 10km.In addition to the 5 km and 10 km runs, there will be a 1 km run for kids and a dash for the little ones.- Advertisement -According to event organizer, Sam Warren, all participants will receive grab bags, great door prizes, and a free pancake breakfast.Before the run, there will be morning yoga and jazzercise.This year’s goal is to raise over $25,000 with net proceeds from this run going towards the Women’s Resource Society.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgCity have been riding high all season and face Chelsea on the back of successive 3-0 drubbings of Arsenal in last weekend’s League Cup final and then the Premier League on Thursday.Sitting 16 points clear of second-placed Manchester United, it is only a matter of time before City are crowned champions and Blues boss Conte acknowledged their rivals’ quality makes them almost impossible to beat.“In this moment they seem unstoppable,” Conte told reporters on Friday.“We must have great admiration for this team because they are having a fantastic path in this season.“Sometimes it’s very difficult to find a weakness in this team.”City finished third, 15 points behind Chelsea, in Guardiola’s first season in charge, but now are champions elect.Asked the reason for the turnaround in such a short space of time, Conte’s answer hinted at his season-long frustration with Chelsea following a series of reported disagreements with the club’s hierarchy over transfer policy.“When you work very well and there is a great feeling between the manager and the club, you can work in the way you want, to try to improve your team in the best way,” Conte said.“Manchester City has the possibility to spend a lot of money. When you link this situation, good manager, much money to spend in the transfer market, the same ambition, this is the final result.”Asked if he expects City to dominate again next season, Conte had a worrying answer for the rest of the Premier League.“Yes, for sure because they have the possibility to spend money, to improve the quality of the starting XI, the quality of the squad,” he said.“If you remember I always said for the other teams, they have to pay great attention to Manchester City. Manchester City is a fantastic reality.“I think last season Manchester City were always a fantastic team. But after one season, then the manager tried to improve the quality of the starting XI, to improve the quality in his squad. This is the result.”Chelsea are seeking to avoid three successive away league defeats for the first time in five years as they battle to secure a top-four finish.Conte’s team are two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and he called on his players to fight to qualify for the Champions League.“As I said before, for us, now in this moment, we have to try to get a place in the Champions League. It won’t be easy,” he said.“There are many teams very strong. We must be ready to fight and try to get a place for next season in the Champions League.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Man City restored their 16-point lead at the Premier League summit by dismantling Arsenal on Thursday © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 2 – Antonio Conte has saluted “unstoppable” Manchester City as the Chelsea manager prepares for Sunday’s clash with the runaway Premier League leaders.Conte’s reigning champions head to Manchester lagging 22 points behind City and look certain to have to surrender the title to Pep Guardiola’s men.last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Before the season,” Timson said, “either people didn’t know about it or didn’t want to do it. Now a lot of them want to do it.” The Antelopes, who finished the regular season 13-3 overall and 6-0 in league, received victories from Timson, Timothy Javines (145), Justin Marks (152), Justin Paulson (171), Luis Michel (189), William Carranza (103) and Matt Najera (112) in the decisive triumph. A.V. claimed the league’s 1 entry into the Southern Section Div. V Dual Meet finals Feb. 11 at Kaiser High in Fontana. Highland’s winners were Jordan Wreesman (119), Josh Purpus (125), Paul Petros (130), Jerry Galaviz (135), Ryan Gifford (160), Robert Davis (215) and Jesus Lopez (heavyweight). The Bulldogs also advanced to the Div. V finals at Kaiser. They are seeking their third section Dual Meet title in four years and fourth overall. Looking back: Antelope Valley last won a league wrestling title in 1987, when an Antelopes team coached by Al Chronister shared first place with Quartz Hill, each losing on the other’s mat. Coleman was a wrestler on that Quartz Hill team, which was coached by Jim McNaughton. The glow of Antelope Valley’s first Golden League wrestling championship in 19 years extended into the classroom on the Antelopes’ Lancaster campus Thursday morning. One of coach Ron Coleman’s wrestlers was greeted with applause upon his arrival. The school public-address system helped get the word out early in the wake of the Antelopes’ victory Wednesday night over 12-time Golden League champion Highland, when A.V. prevailed on the ninth tiebreaker after rallying for a 29-29 draw. “The announcement this morning said, ‘This is the first time we’ve won league in 20 years, so if you meet wrestlers, congratulate them,’ ” senior 140-pounder Eric Timson reported. “Everybody’s all into wrestling now.” That hasn’t always been the case at Antelope Valley. Antelope Valley, which shifted from the Channel League after the Golden League was formed in 1960, also won league titles in 1965, ’66, ’67 and ’68. Looking ahead: The Golden League’s Southern Section individual qualifying tournament will be held today at Quartz Hill, with elimination matches starting at 10 a.m. Three wrestlers from each of 14 weight classes advance to the Feb. 17-18 Central Division championships at Brea Olinda High. Antelope Valley’s Timson has qualified for three Southern Section finals, but he is seeking his first league title after placing second the past three seasons. He lost to Lancaster’s Chris Day at 135 pounds in the 2003 final, to Palmdale’s Matt Kennedy at 140 in the 2004 final, and to Highland’s Steve Frehn at 145 last season. Timson, who competes at 152 pounds in freestyle wrestling in the high school offseason, enters the league finals with a 27-3 record, 21 pins, five technical falls and a major decision. “Timson has had a Timson season. Every season is a Timson season,” said Coleman, whose three-year captain went 26-14 as a freshman, 43-8 as a sophomore and 42-8 last season. Timson has 58 pins since the end of his freshman year. His most recent, against cousin Greg Burton of Highland, started the Antelopes on their comeback from a 15-point deficit at Highland. Timson credited Coleman and camaraderie for the victory over Highland. “He gave us the talk, he got us ready and we did it,” Timson said. “This team is really close. I’ve never been on a team like this, never seen a team like this. That’s why we won.” Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 dave.shelburne@dailynews.com 160Want 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

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventFish and others from the district met Tuesday with the school board and child-care employees to discuss ways the programs will be groomed, from custodians to classrooms. Changes start with a new director who will soon be hired to oversee the programs and will serve in a principal-like role over preschool and child care at the schools. Programs are not available at all school sites. Tuition for the programs is expected to eventually increase, but district officials said they haven’t reviewed the budget yet to know what the new fees will be. Before- and after-school care for a first-grader costs $76 a week at the district. The same type of service at a local private day-care center costs more than $120. Rick Grove, assistant superintendent of personnel, said tuition had not been increased for the programs for this school year, but that there was a 15 percent hike for the 2004-05 school calendar. In addition, he said the new tuition rates will reflect costs from construction soon to happen at a few schools to accommodate the programs, from renovating a building to installing new bathrooms. SAUGUS – School-based child care started as an idea for the Saugus Union School District more than 15 years ago and has since grown into a program that includes preschool and nets more than $5.4 million annually. Opened in 1990 with about 185 kids, today the tuition-based service accommodates nearly 2,110 with before- and after-school child care and preschool. Now district officials are looking for ways to develop the services as they continue to grow. “We’ve got some great things going on at our sites, and now it seems the time to grow on it,” said Superintendent Judy Fish. “It has to be self-sufficient,” Fish said of the programs’ operations and their costs. “We can’t use funds for K-6 to pay for child care.” Many child-care directors from the schools attended the meeting and expressed relief at the changes under consideration. The women told the board about struggles they’ve had with the programs, from high staff turnover to finding enough space for their students, among Girl Scouts, book fairs and other after-school activities taking place on campuses. “Those little things will make a big difference, because they’ll see us as part of the school and not child care,” said Mary Gilbert, child-care director at Mountain View School. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661)257-5254160Want 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

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first_imgA major feature film has started filming across Donegal in a number of locations including Killea, Letterkenny and Moville.A scene from Bravado.Bravado is the new feature film from Derry born, writer and director David Harkin.The film is financed solely by the producers David Harkin, Eoin Daly & Golda Mansilla and has received no third party funding whatsoever. Bravado is a crime story that tells the story of Rebecca Kelly (Shauna Lawson) who is looking to get in touch with her estranged husband Martin Doherty (Sean Green).Martin has neglected his parental responsibilities and has vanished.Rebecca seeking answers; enlists the help of private investigator Christopher Swann (James McLaughlin). Swann uncovers a lot more about Martin than he ever intended and gets himself mixed up in the middle of a gang war with no easy way out.The cast also includes Hugh Barbour, Johnny French, Geoff Coke, Ciaran Keogh, Brendan Gallagher and Nina Vallee. David Harkin is best known for his short film Politics, which won the Greer Garson Film Award at the University of Ulster and for his zero-budget feature Murderous, which won Best Local Film at last year’s Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival in Belfast.  MAJOR FEATURE FILM STARTS SHOOTING IN DONEGAL was last modified: August 20th, 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:BravadoDavid Harkinfilmlast_img read more

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first_imgExcitement is rising for the release of the next Star Wars blockbuster after a new behind the scenes video was released on Saturday.The newest Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer shows many shots filmed in Ireland along with a stand-out scene from Donegal’s Malin Head (featured above).Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, is seen sprinting towards a moving camera with the otherworldly landscape of Malin in the background. Malin’s scenery is set to be part of Ahch-To, the new planet which will have an epic battle in the eighth Star Wars chapter. The production shot features a six-wheel Polaris and stabilised head from the Celtic Grips equipment company.The Star Wars crew visited Donegal last year to film on-location on the Wild Atlantic Way. Skellig Michael off the Kerry coast appears heavily in the trailer, with impressive rock formations providing a dramatic background to other action shots.The trailer also features the late Carrie Fisher, who died shortly after filming her scenes as General Leia. Malin Head in Donegal has already felt the force of having the famous franchise filmed at the location, with many tourists coming to see the striking landscape which hosted the Millenium Falcon last year.Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in cinemas in mid-December.WATCH: Amazing Malin Head features in new Star Wars trailer was last modified: July 17th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Malin HeadMovieStar Warsthe last jeditourismtrailerlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Glencar Inn in Letterkenny was the place to be for the class of ’92 from the Tech! There was a terrific attendance of more than 30 of the 40 or so pupils who completed the Leaving Certificate in 1992.The organisers of the night have thanked the Glencar Inn and to all who turned up including the lovely Margaret Vaughan from the canteen. For those who couldn’t make it, here’s a few pictures of how some of the class of 1992 have turned out! So how did the class of 1992 from The Tech turn out? Pic Special was last modified: October 2nd, 2017 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:class of 1992errigal collegeletterkennylast_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) welcomes Lucas P. Crumley as director of public policy and nutrient management. In this role Crumley will oversee legislative activities and will manage nutrient management issues for the organization.“Advocating for good policy is a fundamental reason our organization exists,” said Tadd Nicholson, the executive director of OCWGA. “Luke brings with him a strong foundation and extensive government experience, a great network and a diverse set of experiences that will benefit Ohio Corn & Wheat. With nutrient management issues becoming more complex, we look forward to having Luke spearhead oversight of these issues.”Prior to joining OCW, Crumley worked for two members of congress, advocating for local community initiatives, building coalition groups, and overseeing constituent services. He has been active in flood prevention and water management projects across central Ohio. From 2007 to 2011, Crumley served as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, deploying twice with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.Crumley is active in the community, volunteering for and supporting several non-profits focused on veteran and healthcare issues.A graduate of Otterbein University, Crumley has a Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in Political Science. In 2012, Crumley earned a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs.He currently resides in Hilliard, Ohio with his wife Alyssa and daughter Lennon Grace.last_img read more

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