Trophy Stall supports Guyana Softball Cup 7

first_imgTROPHY STALL has confirmed its support towards the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association’s (GFSCA) Guyana Softball Cup 7 which is set to bowl off on Friday at several venues in Georgetown.Trophy Stall has donated the trophies for the finals of all four divisions.The finals of all the categories will be held on Sunday from 10:00hrs at the Demerara Cricket Club ground, Queenstown.Devi Sunich of Trophy Stall confirmed the sponsorship on Tuesday when she handed over the trophies to Vice-president of the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association, Jailall Deodass, in the presence of proprietor of the business entity, Ramesh Sunich, along with Ricky Deonarain and Wayne Jones of the GFSCA.The female 10/10 final is set for 10:00hrs, while the Well-Teen, Trophy Stall, Tropical Springs and Nauth Motor Spares Under-13 T20 final between Blairmont and GCC will follow soon after at 11:45hrs.The Guyana Softball Cup 7 Masters final is billed for 15:00hrs with the Guyana Softball Cup 7 Open final set for 18:00hrs.Admission is $1,000 while children under 14 years old will be admitted free. Spectators are asked to keep their half ticket, and listen for their numbers to be called, since many prizes are up for grabs, inclusive of three trips for the winner and a partner to three local resort (Aruwei, Mainstay and Arrowpoint.). In addition, spectators can win ten hampers.last_img read more

‘Was it a Jumla?’: Manu Bhaker reminds Haryana sports minister Anil Vij of Rs 2 crore cash prize promise

first_imgLast Updated: 5th January, 2019 09:15 IST ‘Was It A Jumla?’: Manu Bhaker Reminds Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij Of Rs 2 Crore Cash Prize Promise Teenage shooting sensation Manu Bhaker Friday reminded Haryana sports minister, Anil Vij, of a Rs 2 crore cash award promise, which he made after her Youth Olympic gold medal, but is yet to fulfil Furthermore, the shooter also felt that someone in the Haryana government has been playing “games” with the money that was to be awarded to the medallists. In another tweet, she wrote: 1 year ago Normal for producers to avoid clash with Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer `Thackeray’ says Aamir Khan However, when the Haryana government did not fulfil its ‘promise’ towards the sportswoman, she took to social media to question the cabinet minister about the reward. Posting screenshots of the tweets by Anil Vij, she asked the Sports Minister, ‘if it is correct or just a Jumla(false promise)’: As per the state government’s changed policy, which came into effect before the Youth Olympics, Rs 2 crore was marked for the gold medallists, Rs 1.25 crore for silver medallists and Rs 80 lakh for the bronze winners. Before that, the YOG medallists would get Rs 10 lakh, Rs 7.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh in descending order.However, the government again revised its policy last December and brought the amount down to Rs 1 crore for gold, Rs 65 lakh for silver and Rs 40 lakh for the bronze medallists.The 16-year-old Bhaker, hailing from Goria village in Haryana’s Jhajjar, gained the attention of the country with her steller performances in shooting ranges across the world, winning multiple gold medals in her maiden senior World Cup, Commonwealth Games, besides the first prize at the Youth Olympics.READ: Aim Is To Secure Olympic Quota Place: Manu Bhaker(With PTI inputs) Monica Aggarwal WE RECOMMEND First Published: 5th January, 2019 08:35 IST In October 2018, 16-year-old professional shooter Manu Bhaker created history after she became the first Indian shooter to win a gold at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Argentina. Hailing her victory for the country, Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij had announced a cash prize of Rs 2 crore to the teenage shooting sensation. “Haryana government will give a cash prize of Rs 2 crore to Manu Bhaker for winning this gold. Previous governments used to pay Rs 10 lakh only.”center_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago Here’s how the world’s largest ice and snow festival looks like LIVE TV 1 year ago Donald Trump says ready to keep government shutdown going on for months and even years READ:  Youth Olympics 2018: Manu Bhaker Wins Second Medal, Hockey India Enjoys Successful OutingAfter Bhaker had become the first Indian shooter to win gold at Youth Olympics, Vij had tweeted, “Congratulations to Manu Bhaker for winning shooting gold in Youth Olympics. FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENTlast_img

“Serious Credibility Issues”

first_imgAlthough there are reports of decline in cases of Ebola and more survivors emerging from Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs), the Liberian Business Association (LIBA) president, Dee Maxwell Saah Kemayah, has attributed the spread of the virus to the lack of trust in the Government of Liberia on the part of its citizens.Mr. Kemayah in a keynote speech delivered on his behalf by a proxy on October 25, emphasized that because of the wave of corruption in Liberia that has eroded public trust in officials of government, many Liberians denied the presence of Ebola by saying, “The Government wants to eat money, that’s the reason they say Ebola was in Liberia.”It can be recalled that when Ebola outbreak was announced in Guinea in March and subsequently reported in Liberia, many in the general public, including people of Lofa where the outbreak first occurred, denied the existence of Ebola in Liberia and attributed the news to an alleged ploy on the part of government to receive money from donors.According to Mr. Kemayah, on the basis of such perception people have about the government because of rampant corruption, Liberians refused to accept information about the reality of Ebola and take precautionary measures.These perceptions and statements, Mr. Kemayah said, “suggest that we have serious credibility issues that need to be addressed from the social, political, and economic standpoints. In January 2006, when the President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf led Government was inaugurated, the Liberian people had complete confidence and trust in the leadership ability of… her Administration.”He contended that when President Sirleaf took over in 2006 and promised that “papa will come” with a black plastic to impress the home; Liberians had complete confidence in her administration.But after a few years, especially beginning her second term, the confidence has apparently withered away because they are not seeing anything being done as promised earlier.“The increasing level of hardship and downward trend in the standard of living amongst the masses in Liberia, long before the Ebola virus outbreak, are among many reasons why the trust/confidence in the national leadership has been eroded,” Kemayah stressed.Mr. Kemayah in the loaded speech also questionably stressed, “Can the citizens trust their national leaders again when, for example, the papa na come pronouncement is far from tangible realization? Can they trust their President again? Can they trust their Senators again? Can they trust their Representatives again? Can they even trust their religious leaders again?  To answer these, one must first agree that the fabrics of these institutions have broken down from an analytical point of view.”The LIBA boss indicated that when statements by people concerning failure of the government to meet its promise are analyzed, one deduces serious problem with the national government in misapplying fund.“If one analyzes the views by the ordinary people on the streets, you could deduce that there is an issue of concern. If we say people are not eating money from this Ebola fight, why is it that giving proper account of the initial United States Five Million Dollars (US$5,000,000.00) to fight Ebola has been an issue?”He said while there are reports of decline, community dwellers need to still be conscious of its prevalence because it can break out at any time when people avoid precautionary measures.Mr. Kemayah’s statement was delivered in proxy by Rev. Garlison George, head pastor of Mount Nebo Baptist Church, of which Kemayah is a member. The occasion at which Rev. George spoke marked the launch of the Paynesville Town Hall Community Anti-Ebola awareness campaign, where a total of 100 hand-washing buckets were presented on behalf of the Kemayah family.LIBA, which has a presence in the City of Paynesville with its national headquarters located on AB Tolbert Road, also participated in the program represented by its vice president, David K. Sembeh.  In remarks, Sembeh urged the business community to strengthen its contribution to the fight against Ebola. Mr. Kemayah is currently in Uganda defending his thesis at the Catholic owned Martyrs University, where he is expected to graduate with the Masters of Arts Degree in Development Studies on November 13.Members of the community represented by Darlington Kpayili commended Mr. Kemayah and his family for the gesture and acknowledged his role played in the lives of many in the community.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more