Weah to Probe 2015 County Meet Opening

first_imgMontserrado County Senator, Amb. George M. Weah is investigating the kickoff of the 2015 National County Meet, amidst the stoppage of the usual US$350,000 from the government.Senate Plenary mandated the Montserrado County Lawmaker, who is former world class player, in its Tuesday’s Session to lead a specialized committee to probe the unsupported 2015 National County Meet, and advice the Senate in a week.The choice of Senator Weah’s Committee was owing to a communication from Rivercess County Francis S. Paye, indulging his colleagues not to allow the County Meet to kick-off in March because there is no government’s budgetary support.Senator Payne urged his colleagues to postpone the County Meet to October, considering sufficient time and government’s support.He said enough time should be given for preparation for the 15 counties and there must be adequate financial support from government as in the past.It may be recalled that Youth and Sports Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs has set the Annual National County Meet in March.The 2015 County Meet would officially begin in March and run through the Easter week in April to last for about three weeks.The official kick-off will be held in Sanniqullie, Nimba County; and all the 15 counties have been placed in four regional groups for the first rounds to be played at venues in Nimba, Bong, Grand Gedeh and Margibi Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Violence mars Greek Cup final after turbulent season

first_imgThe Greek government deployed 5,000 police officers to try and prevent violence.But two riot-trained police officers were left hospitalised, according to local media reports.A Molotov Cocktail thrown by AEK hooligans set ablaze a van with five PAOK supporters inside near the stadium.Media reports said two of the passengers were injured after being beaten up and were taken to a local hospital.Each team were issued only 17,196 tickets at the 69,618-capacity stadium with many gaps to keep supporters separated for safety reasons, after a season of high tension between PAOK and the Athens clubs.For the first time in 43 years a foreign referee was used in the Greek Cup final, with 44-year-old Spaniard David Borbalan being called to duty.Earlier this year, PAOK president Ivan Savvidis stormed onto the pitch with a holstered gun on his belt during a match against AEK, after becoming incensed over a refereeing decision.AEK later pipped PAOK to the Super League title after the latter’s appeal against a three-point deduction failed.Crowd violence has been prevalent all season, with former Olympiakos coach Oscar Garcia being injured in February when he was struck in the face by a cashier’s roll thrown by a PAOK fan.On Saturday, AEK missed out on a first double since 1978 as goals from Vieirinha and Dimitris Pelkas gained PAOK a measure of revenge for their defeat in the league title race.It was their second straight Cup final triumph over AEK, after a 2-1 win last season which was also tainted by violent incidents before the match.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Trouble spot: PAOK fans throw flares towards police © AFP / ANDREAS PAPAKONSTANTINOUATHENS, Greece, May 12 – Violent clashes between PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK Athens fans marred Saturday’s Greek Cup final at the Olympic Stadium, with two PAOK fans reported injured after a Molotov Cocktail was thrown inside their van.One PAOK supporter was also reportedly stabbed on Friday as fans of the Thessaloniki outfit, AEK and Olympiakos fought in the capital the night before the game, which PAOK won 2-0.last_img read more

ANGER AS TOURISTS ROBBED IN DAYLIGHT RAID

first_imgTHERE is anger among people in Co Donegal today after tourists were robbed – in broad daylight.Thieves broke into a camper van parked in Bundoran yesterday and made off with jewellery and cash.Gardai say the raid took place at some stage between 3pm and 5pm while the camper van’s owners were out enjoying the seaside town. “The thieves made off with a substantial sum in cash,” said a Garda spokesman.Anyone who noticed anything suspicious is asked to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 98 51102. ANGER AS TOURISTS ROBBED IN DAYLIGHT RAID was last modified: August 7th, 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:ANGER AS TOURISTS ROBBED IN DAYLIGHT RAIDbundoran robberylast_img read more