Track and Field legend Usain Bolt has said that whatever the outcome of a possible appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by the legal team of Jamaican sprint relay teammate Nesta Carter, the two will always remain friends.Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team of Bolt, Carter, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Dwight Thomas, which won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China had to hand over the gold medals to the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) yesterday.This was after Carter was disqualified by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from the Games, after retroactively testing positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine.NO RECENT CONTACTBolt told The Gleaner that he does not know how the other affected members of the team are feeling as he has not spoken with any of them since Wednesday’s ruling.”I haven’t had a discussion with anybody,” Bolt said. “I haven’t seen anybody in a while, so I guess when we see them, we’ll have a discussion.”It has been public discussion that Bolt and his teammates may now harbour bad feelings towards Carter, especially since being stripped of the medal means he can no longer claim to have won a ‘triple treble’ of Olympic gold medals in the 100m and 200m sprints as well as the 4x100m relays.However, Bolt has dismissed this, saying his friendship with Carter is too strong to be affected by the decision.”I’m not gonna despise anybody for anything,” Bolt said. “Nesta and I are still friends. We came up through the ranks in high school, so we’re still friends, and I really don’t have a problem with Nesta.”Bolt said that all that is on his mind at this moment is continuing to win in 2017, although he has not yet finished planning which meets he will compete in this season.”It’s all about winning, and that’s always my focus. That’s what I want,” Bolt added. “My calendar’s not made up yet, and we’re (he and his management team) just taking our time and working our way from there. I’m not sure which race I’ll be running yet though.”
Providing legal recognition for communities’ customary land ownership rights is a new phenomenon in the history of land tenure in Liberia. In the past, especially with the enactment of the 1956 Aborigines Law, a large swath of land in the interior of Liberia was given use or secondary rights under public land.However, as part of its reform agenda, the Land commission formulated and consulted the Land Rights Policy, which was subsequently c validated and adopted by the Government and people of Liberia in May, 2013. The Policy establishes for the first time in the history of Liberia, four tenure rights categories: Private, Public, Government and Customary Land, which give a more defined land ownership status to communities. This also means that communities as a collective will have the authority to manage lands in their respective territories. The Land Rights Policy (LRP) of 2013, and the proposed Land Rights Law (currently pending before the legislature), represent a critical break from the past by providing for legal recognition of customary land rights with equal status to private land rights. Liberians living in rural communities and utilizing customary tenure were regarded by the State as users of their land, rather than as owners. The State held all land not privately deeded as public land, which could be converted to private land through a process culminating in the signing of a deed by the President. The recognition of community land rights is also considered critical to safeguarding local livelihoods and fostering sustainable development. The LRP, which was adopted following extensive national consultations, commits the government working collaboratively with communities to ensure that they a) self-define, b) determine their boundaries, c) establish themselves as legal entities, and d) establish strong community governance institutions that are consistent with the principles of the policy. The government, in addition to providing resources and technical assistance, will be responsible providing legal recognition through deeds to communities and ensuring that competing rights and claims are respected. In the Land Rights Policy, the rights to Customary Land, including ownership rights, must be secured by ensuring that these rights are equally protected as private land rights. Rights to Customary Land include rights of the community as a collective land owner and rights of groups, families, and individuals within the community. In the same vain, strong customary land rights produce many benefits which include among other things, increasing investment in land and the benefits to communities from natural resource use, reducing the growth of the urban poor, improving local governance, fostering a sense of nationhood among rural Liberians by demonstrating respect for their rights and local values, and promoting legal certainty for businesses. To begin planning for the implementation of the customary land rights of communities after the enactment into law of the Land Rights Act and field-testing the processes for the legal recognition of customary land rights as contained in the Land Rights Policy, the Land Commission in February 2014, established the Customary Land Rights Unit (CLRU) as a structure within the Technical Secretariat of the Commission.This Unit is charged with the responsibilities to prepare action plans and develop mechanisms to ensure the smooth transition of the program to communities. Other key inputs leading for achieving the mandate of the Unit include but not limited to: conducting orientation and field training of staff on the processes for recognition and documentation of customary land rights; developing steps and procedures for implementation of customary land recognition; assisting in building the capacities of local civil society organizations; assisting with establishing local land governance structures; and conducting inventory and developing data base on concessions in the natural resources sector on customary land. Under the proposed institutional framework for land, the Unit will be charged with the mandate to provide effective supervision for the implementation of the customary land rights of communities. In a related development, in 2014 the staff of the Community Land Rights Unit underwent four months of theoretical and practical trainings from which they acquired basic understanding of customary land tenure system, norms, and practices in a customary community, collaborative decision making and conflict mediation to assist customary communities secure their land rights, and basic skills and knowledge in GPS undertaking. These trainings resulted to the “transfer of knowledge” that guided the preparation of a proposed guide for developing a national framework for implementing customary land rights recognition and documentation by staff of the unit. The CLRU will be training and effectively facilitating local CSOs, CBOs, and NGOs who will be working with customary communities as they go through the processes of customary land rights recognition and documentation. Presently, The CLRU is collaborating with the National Civil Society Council to ensure that rural communities’ dwellers have an understanding of the Land Rights Policy, the proposed Land Rights Act and the steps and procedures listed in the proposed guide framework for implementing customary land rights of communities.The policy is expected to be strengthened by the Land Rights Act currently before the National Legislature for enactment into law. And, when it is enacted into law, the training of other staffs and stakeholders to understand and be familiar with the merit and demerit of the customary land tenure system, as well as education and sensitization, including workshops will be crucial on the agenda of the Land Commission.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Local dignitaries were at the NPCC to greet Brown, as well as some of the sponsors of the run. Both Peace River Regional District Chair Karen Goodings and MP Bob Zimmer commented on the clear need for a treatment centre in northeast B.C., with Zimmer adding, “Now it’s my job to go to the federal government… and try to get some money to fund this.” At last update around $20,000 had been raised, with a final tally expected by next week. More importantly, Lantz argues that the run itself has raised awareness for the Recovery Centre, which will lead to more funding. Her route took her from the Energetic City to Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd and Dawson Creek, before the last stretch back up the Alaska Highway to Taylor last night. All of her efforts have been to raise money for the Northern Lights Recovery Centre, a drug and alcohol treatment centre being built in the Fort St. John area. At a welcoming ceremony at the North Peace Cultural Centre this afternoon, Society President Bruce Lantz was beaming with pride at the success of their efforts.“When we started this journey, I wasn’t sure how it would be; I wasn’t sure what Wendy would be like in the process, but seeing her in action and seeing the people that have come out to support her and to support this project… it’s been very humbling for me personally,” he admits. “It reinforces that this is a problem that runs right across our area and beyond.” – Advertisement -The run was Brown’s idea, as she wanted to give back to the community after it supported her hometown of the Babine Lake First Nation after the fatal sawmill explosion last year through a walking fundraiser she held. Despite running approximately 33 kilometres a day for the past 11 days, she stayed smiling throughout, a clear sign of her passion for the project.“The entire time that I was running, all I could do is pray in hopes that this facility will impact people’s lives to the point where they want to start making some positive changes for their future and the future of their children,” she says. “It has been an honour.” Advertisement
Manchester United can move back into second spot if they beat Chelsea on Sunday, but Klopp said that was not so important compared to Liverpool maintaining their current form, while heaping praise on Salah.“In football it’s all about doing the right thing in the right moment. And I like Mo’s desire for goals, you could see that,” said Klopp.“Yes he is doing well, he scored from not the biggest chance we had in the game. It was a nice goal.“And Mo is obviously a boy who is full of greed to score goals, that’s what you need in front of goal.”The German coach said watching his side play like that was a “joy”.“When I woke up this morning I didn’t expect a game like this – I only hoped for it,” added Klopp.“It was a joy to watch. It was a fantastic football game – it was fluid, flexible, intense, aggressive, angry and full of desire. I saw a lot of things I wish to see in a football game – it’s not often a game delivers all of that, today was one of those days.”He was also impressed with his team’s improved play at set pieces.“We always remember a time where everyone spoke to me about Liverpool at set-pieces, as we suffer from it,” Klopp said.“Against West Ham you can always get problems – they are tall and physically strong. We did well and scored one – which is a fantastic thing. The other goals we scored were fantastic football moments.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring for the sixth straight game as Liverpool beat West Ham 4-1 on February 24, 2018LIVERPOOL, United kingdom, Feb 25- Jurgen Klopp lauded Egyptian star Mohamed Salah’s greed for goals as his Liverpool team convincingly beat West Ham 4-1 at Anfield on Saturday to move into second place in the Premier League table.A first-half header from Emre Can, plus further strikes from Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane sealed the win for the rampant reds with Michail Antonio grabbing a consolation for the Hammers.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 1 Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association, after the Chelsea manager claimed there is a “clear campaign” against his club.The 51-year-old made the comments after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Southampton in December, while he also accused referee Anthony Taylor of making a “huge mistake” by denying the Blues a penalty.Mourinho has until 6pm on 13 January 2015 to respond to the charge.An FA statement read: “It is alleged his remarks constitute improper conduct in that they allege and/or imply bias on the part of a referee or referees and/or bring the game into disrepute.”The Blues boss was also angered by the Londoners’ 5-3 defeat at Tottenham on New Year’s Day, claiming the referee in charge, Phil Dowd, was “too slow”.
BEST OF Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion latest scrap Leigh Griffiths came off the bench to score a late winner for Celtic in their Europa League Group B opener against old foes Rosenborg at Parkhead.The Hoops knocked the Norwegian outfit out of the Champions League qualifiers earlier in the season and also in 2017. Scott Sinclair couldn’t find a way past the Norwegian side for Celtic 3 predicted The visitors looked solid enough in the early stages, their flair coming from Tunisian striker Issam Jebali, who, along with Serbian midfielder Djordje Denic, were new faces in the side from the last visit to Glasgow.Amid the early skirmishes, though, Jebali was booked by Polish referee Pawel Gil for simulation after he went to ground inside the Celtic penalty area when taking on Lustig.Minutes later Hoops centre-back Filip Benkovic, making his European debut for the home side, tested Hansen with a header from a Callum McGregor corner before French striker Edouard fired a Tom Rogic pass over the bar from 16 yards.However, for all the possession, the zip was missing from Celtic’s play. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Top Football News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring the winner The Norwegian side were camped at the edge of their own box without hinting that they were looking to win the match.Celtic pressed but with diminishing belief.Griffiths, who recently signed a new four-year deal with the Parkhead club, replaced Edouard in the 76th minute before Johnston turned a Kieran Tierney cut-back over the bar.However, all was well when Griffiths, from right in front of goal and unmarked, headed Boyata’s set-up from a Scott Brown cross past Hansen to secure the points. 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Olivier Ntcham struggles with the Norway side The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 SORRY revealed But in the 42nd minute Hansen made a fine double save, first from Rogic’s left-footed drive from 16 yards before pushing Edouard’s close-range effort from the rebound on to the outside of the post for a corner which came to nothing.Rogic had another chance when he broke forward in a counter five minutes after the break but with McGregor steaming up in support, the Australia international chose to fire straight at Hansen.Just before the hour mark Rogic and James Forrest were replaced by Scott Sinclair and Mikey Johnston as Brendan Rodgers tried a speedier route to the opener.The two substitutes combined in the 62nd minute when Johnston burst into the box and crossed for Sinclair but his volley on the stretch from 12 yards missed the target. That familiarity appeared to contribute to an insipid first 45 minutes which ended with visiting keeper Andre Hansen touching a shot from Odsonne Edouard on to the outside of the post.The Scottish champions continued their struggle in the second half until the 87th minute when Griffiths, on for Edouard, headed in a Dedryck Boyata knock down for a 1-0 win and three points that had looked like escaping them.The first half only warmed up towards the interval.Celtic had lost just once in eight previous meetings with Rosenborg so there was a certain expectancy among the home support, who saw defender Mikael Lustig take over from an ill Kristoffer Ajer. gameday cracker
The final of the Buy a Buster 350 is the feature race on tonight’s greyhound racing card at Lifford Stadium.There are 12 races listed and the runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Toogoodtoobeat; 2, Cailin Or; 3, Toobufftootough; 4, Crash My World; 5, Bovally Mist; 6, Lisbuoy Fire. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Ballougry Bound; 2, Leahs Finch; 3, Wilma; 4, Cushie Willow; 5, Coolcholly Kate; 6, Backdoor Jamie.Race 3 Booking Office Novice 350 (350 yards): 1, Oghill Surprise; 2, Bardic Rose; 3, Burma Baby; 4, Pipeline Jean; 5, School Run; 6, Tons of Speed.Race 4 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal (525 yards): 1, Bua Napoleon; 2, Cant Change It; 3, Friend of Jack; 4, Original Song; 5, Keady Gift; 6, Claires Diamond.Race 5 “Like” Us on Facebook (525 yards): 1, Longrange Bazie; 2, Shinrone Dash; 3, Mullrook No Cash; 4, Quill Rocket; 5, Bua Milan; 6, Bold Cola. Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 525 (525 yards): 1, Hi Dibbles; 2, Blackstone Maxx; 3, Do It Ruso; 4, Goodinthehood; 5, Glebe Flyer; 6, Altmore Rose.Race 7 www.liffordgreyhounds.com 350 (350 yards): 1, Ghetto Buddy; 2, Garlyn Patch; 3, So So; 3, Quare Evening; 5, Ballybun Oshea; 6, Ardnasool Kagawa.Race 8 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Rampant Razzle; 2, Westwood Lee; 3, Uncle Lez; 4, Blackstone Hugh; 5, Longrange Shaw; 6, Nosey Taz.Race 9 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Belindas Cruise; 2, Do It Boy; 3, Whoop Whoop; 4, Smuring Convoy; 5, Altmore Champ; 6, Tahina Ace.Race 10 Buy a Buster 350 Final (350 yards): 1, Mottos Impact; 2, Mizen Magic; 3, Coldwater Aoife; 4, Tahina Kadyn; 5, Tahina Sabrina; 6, Blackhall Hero. Race 11 Gearoid McCafferty Stag Party 525 Stakes (525 yards): 1, Tommylees Buddy; 2, Killacolla Babe; 3, Tullna Island; 4, Townsend Panter; 5, Maid of More; 6, Mullrook Kofi.Race 12 Getting Out 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Shanmoyle Legend; 2, Counterfit; 3, Quare Flame; 4, Hather If; 5, Mollies Fast; 6, Crash the Party.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacing
Residents in South Inishowen are being urged to attend a public meeting on Thursday to voice their opinions over the ongoing stench coming from the Grianan Estate.Concern has been raised in recent weeks over the continued spreading of digestate in the 2,500-acre area with home and business owners suffering as a result.It is understood that hundreds of homes in the area have been affected by the smell and resident have decided to take matters into their own hands by calling a meeting in Burt Hall on Thursday at 8pm. Inishowen councillor, Jack Murray said the current situation was far from acceptable and that it was about time the spreading of digestate in the area was stopped completely.He told Donegal Daily: “I think the people in South Inishowen have really reached the end of their tether because the spreading had only stopped at the weekend temporarily for a funeral.“What these people are forced to endure is disgraceful, to say the least,” he added.“I had a woman on to be this morning who has cancer and is currently receiving treatment and she said once that smell returns she has no appetite and she feels much sicker. “I’ve had another resident, who is a parent and has a child with lung problems, and they can’t let their child outside to play, they are locking their windows and doors and it is still getting through to the house and that child is feeling ill.“It much more than an inconvenience at this stage, it is affecting peoples lives.”Murray said the current aim was to stop the smell in the region completely, with the Finn Valley company having applied for machinery that would turn the digestate into pellets – eliminating the smell.The Inishowen councillor continued: “I think the companies current plans will be a solution but I think at the moment they just need to stop spreading.“I think the people in that area need that commitment. I understand that they have a solution and that is great but, at the minute, this is affecting peoples lives.” The Sinn Fein councillor has urged residents to attend the meeting on Thursday and make their views known on the matter.“There are hundreds of families that have been affected by this and I think people need to come out and voice their anger.“I have been bombarded with people contacting me and I would encourage them to come out and voice their frustration with this issue, it must be stopped at this stage.”Residents urged to kick up a stink at public meeting was last modified: July 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
CD AndersonThe anti-apartheid film Dilemma (also known as A World of Strangers) is based on a novel by Nadine Gordimer, that depicts divisions and boundaries between ordinary South Africans during the early years of apartheid. The novel was banned in South Africa for 12 years.Dilemma, the 1962 docudrama by Henning Carlsen was secretly filmed in apartheid-era South Africa (pic: Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/dBYEyM7eln— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) September 9, 2016Filmed in South Africa by renowned Danish documentarian Henning Carlsen in 1962, the gritty black-and-white drama was filmed in secret. It offered international audiences their first glimpse behind the veil of how apartheid was taking its toll on the country.At the time, Carlsen had arrived in South Africa with a small film crew, telling government officials he was in the country to film a documentary about South African music and, bizarrely, “an industrial film about South African housewives and their refrigerators”, according to a 2013 blog post.Instead, he gathered a group of local actors, included Zakes Mokae and Evelyn Frank, to tell the story of Toby (Ivan Jackson), a wide-eyed young businessman facing difficult choices in a country in turmoil.At first oblivious to the deep-seated racial prejudices of white South Africans, Toby befriends an anti-apartheid activist (Frank) and a black South African (Mokae). Both of them, through a number of fervent discussions and clandestine visits to townships, open his eyes to the oppression of the system.The harsh realities of this divided society force him to choose between living a blissfully unaware middle class life in the suburbs or using his influence to change the system. It is a choice that itself, ultimately, has tragic consequences.Dilemma was secretly shot at various private locations around Johannesburg and Soweto, including the affluent white suburb of Sandringham and assorted Soweto shebeens. Carlsen smuggled completed film reels out of South Africa through the Danish embassy, according to the 2013 blog post, written on behalf of Frank’s son, Eddie Frank.For a detailed account of the making of the film, read the blog.In the film’s hauntingly striking opening scene, a hurried early morning commute out of the smoky haze of Soweto, accompanied by a frantic African jazz percussion soundtrack, contains jarring juxtapositions of everyday life in 1960s apartheid South Africa.Between gritty, fly-on-the-wall depictions of South African life, Dilemma contains a host of great South African music supplied by legendary jazz pianist Gideon “Mgibe” Nxumalo. There are also performances by Tandi Mpambane (Klaasen), Abigail Kubeka, Kippie Moeketsi and Wanda Makhubu.In 2008, the film’s music-rich shebeen scenes were featured in the Jazz Scores exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art, which celebrated jazz music and its role in film and politics. The New York Times hailed the film as “a crown jewel” of South African musical authenticity and heritage.South African actor Zakes Mokae in Dilemma, the 1962 anti-apartheid film by Henning Carlsen. pic.twitter.com/ql9gByGYkA— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) September 9, 2016Similar to the work of 1960s American independent cinéma vérité filmmaker John Cassavetes, Dilemma mixes ironic humour with powerful, visual elements. The improvised, urgent acting is passionate yet realistic, particularly from Mokae. He went on to build a long, illustrious career as a character actor in Hollywood until his death in 2009.Frank left South Africa shortly after the film was made, to become a respected theatre actress in Europe and the United States.Carlsen became one of Denmark’s most revered filmmakers, making films such as the award-winning social realism film The Hunger (1966) and a film version of the Gabriel García Márquez novella Memories of my Melancholy Whores in 2012. Carlsen died in 2014.Gordimer, Carlsen, Mokae and Frank reunited in 1996 to commemorate the making of the film for a Danish television documentary, titled Revisiting Johannesburg.SAfrican actors Evelyn Frank & Zakes Mokae remember the 1962 anti-apartheid film Dilemma https://t.co/KnnkU4E49k pic.twitter.com/t3dRJi1fQh— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) September 9, 2016Watch scenes from the film Dilemma, courtesy of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival YouTube page.A viewing and discussion of the film’s music scenes will be held at the Alliance Française Johannesburg during the September Jive South African musical heritage exhibition on 16 September 2016. For more details, visit the exhibition web page.Source: Tusker Geographica blogWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) today announced the addition of 576 acres of the East Fork Wildlife Area to the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) quarantine zone in Clermont County. The addition increases the total square miles regulated for the beetle to 62 square miles, up from 61 square miles. The movement of hardwood logs, firewood, stumps, roots and branches within these regulated areas is prohibited.The quarantine expansion is the result of newly discovered infested trees found in late 2016 within the Williamsburg Township portion of the East Fork Wildlife Area, south of Clover Road. ODA and USDA APHIS tree inspection crews surveyed trees in the area, and infested and high-risk tree removals are occurring as part of the ALB eradication effort. A map of the regulated area can be found here.East Fork Wildlife Area consists of 2,705 acres that are managed by the ODNR Division of Wildlife for public hunting and fishing in southwestern Ohio. It is unlawful for any person to remove wood from a wildlife area without first obtaining approval.Adult ALBs are large, shiny black insects measuring 1 to 1 ½ inches long, not including antennae, with random white spots. Their white-banded antennae can be as long as the body itself on females and almost twice the body length on males.Signs of infestation include perfectly round exit holes (about 3/8 to 1/2 inch in diameter) made by adult beetles when they emerge from trees; pockmarks on tree trunks and branches where female beetles deposit eggs; frass (wood shavings and saw dust) produced by larvae feeding and tunneling; early fall coloration of leaves or dead branches; and running sap produced by the tree at the egg laying sites or in response to larval tunneling. The beetle will infest various common trees in Ohio, including all species of maple, buckeye, willow and elm.To report signs or symptoms of ALB, call the Ohio ALB Eradication Program Office at 513-381-7180 or report online at asianlonghornedbeetle.com.