Boakai Gives L$1.9m to County Sports Teams

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakia has donated L$132,000 to each of the 15 counties, totaling L$1,980,000, in appreciation for their participation in the 2015/2016 County Meet.The donation was done on Friday, January 23, in the offices of the vice president on Capitol Hill.The vice president’s donation was owing to the “level of sportsmanship showed by counties” during the preliminary and finals of the Meet.For instance, during the preliminary, Grand Cape Mount County almost boycotted the game owing to an alleged complaint from the match official and Gbarpolu dropped their protest against Lofa for fielding an alleged foreigner.In Monrovia, Nimba County nearly went back to the mountains and hang their jerseys in the kickball version owing to their dissatisfaction over the Appeal Board ruling upholding the result between Nimba vs Bassa; and Lofa County dropped the protest against Montserrado County for allegedly fielding more than three players from a 3rd division team.In a brief but heartfelt statement in expressing his appreciation Vice President Boakai said the funds was in fulfillment of his promise during the quarterfinals of the football and kickball categories in Monrovia.Vice President Boakai stated that the “love of county” and the “oneness in spirit” showed that the country is moving forward. He added that the County Meet produces “good quality players” and if players who played for Nimba and Grand Gedeh in the 2012 finals were kept they would have represented the country in international tournaments.An ardent fan of Arsenal, Vice President Boakai also said there are also some quality players from the just ended Meet.Earlier, outgoing Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe thanked the vice president for his continued support to the Ministry and the county teams.Bomi County Sports Coordinator, Rev. Stephen C. Kollie said “Vice President Boakai has filled our mouths with laughter” because of the donation.On behalf of the Counties Rev. Kollie described the donation as a “worthy cause” and said the vice president helped them during the County Meet.Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Jr. said besides uniting Liberians through sports, the games also provide temporary employment for the youthful players and technicians and develop sports infrastructure across the country with funding from the government.He indicated that since 2006, the annual event has been decentralized and combined with other sports disciplines.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alaska Highway historical site: linking the Peace Region to the Yukon Territory

first_imgRight now there are over 1,500 places, persons and events commemorated in Canada for their national historic significance. Julie Harris is the Ottawa-based consultant of the Alaska Highway Heritage Project, which at the moment would include 16 sites – a half dozen in B.C. and 10 more in the Yukon.“With the approval of a National Historic Site, the opportunity exists to more fully capture the way that the places along the Alaska Highway corridor, from Dawson Creek all the way up through Yukon, how those places are linked together and how they changed,” says Harris. “What we imagine is that travellers and residents in the corridor would be able to anticipate what they can see next, how they would get there and what opportunities would be available to them in every season.”“With the commemoration, it would also be clearer, I think, to visitors and to residents how the history of the corridor is really a continuum of the human experience of both the First Nations and the settlers in the corridor.”- Advertisement -The Peace River Regional District holds primary funds for the project and the Alaska Highway Community Society Board includes representatives from the northeast region communities, First Nations and other organizations – including the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council.In this case, once the board has the consent of all the interested parties – that is the First Nations and property owners of the aforementioned sites whose stories would be told – the nomination will go to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, which is administered by Parks Canada.That means, acting on the board’s recommendation, it is the federal Minister of the Environment who appoints the members of the Monuments Board who gets the final say on the historic site nomination.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Town fireworks by Jonathan Kennedy for donegaldaily.comIT is fast becoming one of Ireland’s premiere food festivals.And The Taste of Donegal Food Festival got off to a spectacular start on Friday night.Thousands of people packed into Donegal Town for the opening night. And Jonathan Kennedy caught this spectacular shot down on the quay.This year’s Festival has once again gathered together the top Restaurants, Hotels, Food and Drink Product providers to the beautiful tented village on the Pier area with the back drop of the Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bay.Over the course of the weekend you can taste and purchase some of the finest food and drink this region has to offer.  WOW! INCREDIBLE FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL was last modified: August 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Donegal DailyDonegal TownfireworksFood festivalTaste of Donegallast_img read more