LFA Guinness Beach Soccer Tournament Hits New Kru Town

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association will hold its 2nd Beach Soccer Football Tournament this weekend in the Borough of New Kru Town at the Lagoon Beach Soccer field.The 2nd Beach Soccer tournament is being held under the sponsorship of Guinness, one of the brands of Club Beer and is code named the LFA Guinness Beach Soccer Tournament.LFA 1st Vice President Musa Shannon said the beach soccer tournament will run for two days and will bring together 4 teams from Monrovia.He named the participating teams as PHP (winners of the last tournament), West Point, Ambassadors and host New Kru Town. He said the tournament is being played on a knockout basis with the two winners playing in the grand final on Sunday.The LFA Vice President stated the tournament is in line with the strategic plan of the LFA and its beach soccer development program and it will run from May 28 through 29.Mr. Shannon said the LFA wants to bring the fun and excitement to the people of New Kru Town just like West Point and is hopeful the people of the Borough will turn out and give their support.According to a release from the LFA, the tournament will be the last before the end of the current dry season as the rainy season is quickly closing in.A refresher workshop on the rules and laws of beach soccer will be held among the participating teams ahead of the tournament.The workshop will bring together coaches, referees and technicians of the LFA Beach Soccer Committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA: RED HUGHS GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgRed Hughs NotesLotto & 100+ Club There was no jackpot winning sequence in this weeks Lotto draw but Glenoir Kelly won €30 in the lucky dip. Numbers drawn were 1,2,4,6,5,7,3,8. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €2,300. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 25th May – Gerard McColgan, 1st June – Samuel Patterson, 8th June – Liam Kelly and 15th June – Paul Bradley.The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was Damien McKelvey who wins €100. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club. Seniors & ReservesThe seniors played St Nauls in Mountcharles on Sunday afternoon. The lads got off to a great start with a well taken goal from Martin Bonner and the sides were level at half time. But in the second half the home team finished strong to end up winners. Final score: Red Hughs 1-11 St Nauls 3-11. Damien Browne (0-7), Martin Bonner (1-0), Colm Melaugh (0-2), Peadar McGlinchey (0-1) and Thomas McMenamin (0-1) got the scores.Both teams are down to play Naomh Colmcille at home next Saturday 25th May with the senior at 7.30pm and reserve at 6.00pm. All come out and support the teams. This fixture is subject to change so keep an eye on facebook page and local press for details.Minor BoardWell done to the U8 & U10 teams who took part in blitzes over the weekend.The U12 A & B teams take on N. Colmcille, Newtown away next Monday 27th May at 7.00pm.Underage training continues this Saturday from 11.00-12.00 noon for all children. U12 girls training is also on Saturday from 11.00-12.00 noon. All new players are still welcome.U14 girls training continues at the pitch on Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. All girls are asked to attend. All new players still welcome. Donegal Creameries 5K Run/Jog/WalkDonegal Creameries are holding a 5k run/jog/walk next Tuesday 28th May starting from the Cross at 7.00pm. Registration at Donegal Creameries until 6.30pm. Cost of entry €5. All proceeds are in aid of Special Olympics Ireland and all are welcome.Circuit TrainingCircuit training classes take place in the clubhouse on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Classes are open to men and women of all fitness levels and are a great chance to meet your fitness goals giving a total body workout. Classes takes place on Monday at 7.00pm, Wednesday at 10.30am and Thursday at 6.30pm. Classes are open to all within or outside the Red Hughs club. Contact Troy McCormick (087) 7501680 or Calvin Bradley (086) 2424248 for more details. GAA: RED HUGHS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 21st, 2013 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:GAA: RED HUGHS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Gov’t Meets Six of 10 EGC Policy Recommendations

first_imgStory Highlights Additionally, he noted that the Ministry completed work to develop the framework for public debt reduction through a programme of State asset privatisation and sale. Mr. Lee-Chin also advised that the Ministry of National Security has commenced a feasibility study to create a Global Jamaican Immigration Card for issuance to members of the Diaspora. The Government has met six of the 10 Economic Growth Council (EGC) policy recommendations targeted for implementation during the April to June quarter.EGC Chairman, Michael Lee-Chin, made the disclosure at the presentation of the Council’s third quarterly report at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on Thursday, July 27.The policy recommendations come under three areas of reform – business climate, specifically public procurement; asset utilisation, in particular debt reduction and State asset privatisation; and Diaspora involvement in relation to immigration.Mr. Lee-Chin said that among the targets met in the area of business climate reform was work by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service to draft the Public Procurement (Techniques, Procedures and Offsets) Regulations and Public Procurement (Reconsideration and Review) Regulations, which were completed and tabled in Parliament in May.Additionally, he noted that the Ministry completed work to develop the framework for public debt reduction through a programme of State asset privatisation and sale.The Chairman noted, however, that the May timeline to finalise and table the Public Procurement (Registration and Classification of Suppliers) Regulations, and complete the Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures were missed.“The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has advised that they are actively working on the establishment of the Public Procurement Commission, which is a prerequisite for the tabling of the third (set of) regulations,” he said.“Public procurement is an important tool for stimulating economic growth and development. The central government and its public bodies, together, purchased approximately $100 billion of goods and services last year. We are, therefore, urging the Ministry of Finance to urgently finalise the regulations and enact the Public Procurement Act,” he emphasised.center_img The Government has met six of the 10 Economic Growth Council (EGC) policy recommendations targeted for implementation during the April to June quarter. Mr. Lee-Chin also advised that the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) met the April timeline for the creation of a protocol supporting the establishment of enterprise teams to handle transactions related to improving the scalability and efficiency of the privatisation and sale of State assets as well as the public/private partnership process through which these would be pursued.Additionally, he said the DBJ submitted a protocol and framework to Cabinet for the outsourcing of privatisation processes to for-profit firms.The Chairman pointed out, however, that Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and Factories Corporation of Jamaica, which fall under the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, missed the May timeline for the submission of a plan to divest up to 20 per cent of their assets.“The Ministry is finalising the submissions with respect to the UDC’s assets, and the FCJ’s Board is working on a list of assets to be proposed for divestment,” he informed.Mr. Lee-Chin also advised that the Ministry of National Security has commenced a feasibility study to create a Global Jamaican Immigration Card for issuance to members of the Diaspora.This exercise, which got underway in May, is being undertaken by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus in St. Andrew.Chairman of the EGC’s Diaspora Engagement Subcommittee, Dr. David Panton, told delegates attending the just concluded Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference that SALISES was selected through a competitive tender process.Meanwhile, Mr. Lee-Chin advised that while regulatory amendments that will facilitate the investment of pension funds in a wide range of products have been drafted, the June timeline for their tabling in Parliament has been deferred to allow for further analysis and consultations.last_img read more

NYK to Use Binary Cycle Power Generation on New Panamax

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) intends to deploy a binary cycle power generation system on a newly constructed Panamax bulk carrier to be operated by the company. As explained, the system will generate electricity from the exhaust heat emitted by the marine engine’s air cooler.In addition, NYK is to provide the system developer with operational data from the ship to help improve the product.A binary cycle power generation system for ships has been jointly developed by Kobe Steel, Miura, and Asahi Shipping and has received approval as “environmental equipment” from Japan’s ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK).The generated electric power will serve as auxiliary power and is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 2.3 percent by decreasing fuel consumption.NYK has previously equipped Capesize bulk carriers and pure car and truck carriers with hybrid power supply systems to utilize exhaust heat from engine exhaust gas. However, the binary cycle power generation system will give the opportunity to reuse engine exhaust heat to generate electricity on Panamax vessels, according to NYK.last_img read more