UP Diliman field gets Fifa Quality Certification seal

first_imgThe international football asssociation (Fifa) recently awarded the University of the Philippines Diliman football field with the Quality Certification seal.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Installed by  E-Sports International, the first local company to have a field tested for Fifa certification, UPD’s newly minted pitch got the award after meeting stringent and globally recognized criteria for safety, durability and performance.The  Rizal Memorial and Biñan football stadiums have also received Quality Certifications.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss View comments Guiao on being permanent PH coach: ‘If they give it to me formally, I will accept it’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

‘Peace Is Achieved by What We Do or Say’

first_imgVice President Joseph Boakai has told a delegation of “peace agents,” from across Liberia and other nations that peace can be achieved by what one does or says.Vice President Boakai who made the assertion yesterdayformally declared open a national stakeholders workshop on peace, security and justice in West Africa. The two-day workshop involves traditional leaders, including town chiefs. The stakeholders’ seminar, which ends today, is the first of a four-day workshop. The last session, which is the International Stakeholders Workshop, is expected, to begin on Thursday, July 2, and ends Friday, July 3rd.VP Boakai told the audience that the workshop and its “attendant intellectual frameworks, all make a useful tool.” “But we cannot consider this as an end in itself;” and appealed to the participants that long after the close of the workshop, “all stakeholders will continue to make additional impactful efforts in promoting peace, security and justice in communities, institutions and organizations.”Organizers’ concept note states that the contributions of chiefs and other social groups or systems to peace, security and justice, sometime receive little attention and is poorly understood, particularly in international circles and this can have important effects.They added: “To contribute to greater understanding and discussion of these questions, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana, along with the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, have set out to investigate the nature and scope of the interaction of state, non-state and internationalproviders of peace, security and justice in more detail.”The aim of the national stakeholders’ workshop is for participants to consider their own and each other’s contributions to peace, security and justice, to explore the nature of their engagements with each other, and to discuss what potential there might be for better engagement. The stakeholders’ gathering, which is being held under the theme, “Understanding and Working with Local Sources of Peace, Security and Justice in West Africa,” is being sponsored by the Australian Government, through KAIPTC in collaboration with the University of Queensland. Earlier, Deputy Internal Affairs Minister Stephen Neufville stated that the workshop forms part of a two-year project for national actors in the provision of peace, security and justice. “It is very timely and important because the people of Liberia and the region at large are going through times in which the contributions of all stakeholders and their strong collaboration to provide and promote peace, security and justice are strongly needed,” he added.For his part, Major General Obed B. Akwa, Commandant of KAIPTC, said the idea of holding the conference is to research into the role of traditional leaders in peace and security. According to him, the role of traditional institutions in peace and security situations can not be overemphasized. He added “Because there are some areas within our country that you can’t find the regular soldier, police or state security agency operating yet there is peace and tranquillity. The reason is that we have traditional security institutions, which are able to bring about this peace and security through their usual normal practices.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AKA Awards Ten Women Scholarships

first_imgScholarship recipients pose for photo with AKA members.The Eta Beta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has awarded ten women scholarships to study at any university of their choice in Liberia.The society President, Clarine Simpson Vaughn said the women who were chosen after a rigorous competitive process which lasted six months.Madam Vaugh added every New Year’s Eve, since 2015, they hosts an elegant fundraising ball to raise money for scholarships and a year ago, the organization officially launched a competitive process in which Liberian college women of high academic standing were invited to submit applications along with supporting documents such as transcripts and letters of recommendation.“Upon meeting the approval of the organization’s Scholarship Committee based on established criteria, eligible young women were invited to be interviewed.  During the interview process, the candidates responded in writing to an impromptu essay question and submitted themselves to a personal interview,” she added.The scholarship winners for the academic year are Frances K. Borlay, Anja Ricks, Alberta Tsiquaye, Judith M. Dorwelee, Charlesetta Wiles,  and Princess Ekanem. Others are Lovette G. Kromah, Danlette Berrian, Samira Agbator and Mawah Kromah.“These women are majoring in subjects as diverse as nursing, agriculture, economics, development studies and information technology.  Notably, two of these young women are alumni of ASCEND – a high school educational enrichment program of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,” Madam Vaugh noted.Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is an organization of college women established on the campus of the historically African American institution, Howard University in Washington D.C. in 1908. Since then, this dynamic, global institution has committed itself to scholarship and service to all humankind.According to the AKA president, the organization remains committed to supporting the scholarship recipients through graduation from their respective programs as long as they maintain their grade point averages and continue to meet the high standards of this noble organization.“We are so pleased to launch this scholarship, and we are excited by the talent and potential demonstrated by our first cohort of scholarship recipients.” She said.For her part, Dr. Dawn Cooper Barnes, Chair of the Scholarship Committee and Vice President for Academic Support at AMEU, re-quoted a Fanti proverb, “When you educate a man, you educate an individual; but, when you educate a woman, you educate an entire nation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Poll: Should Wayne Rooney get a knighthood?

first_imgWayne Rooney was the toast of English football on Tuesday after he became the country’s record goalscorer.  In a week where the Queen also reached the landmark of the longest-serving reigning monarch, the Drivetime team want to know whether you think Rooney should join the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton as footballing royals. Wayne Rooney 1last_img

Riyad Mahrez reveals ‘two or three clubs’ could tempt him to leave Leicester

first_img1 Will Leicester be able to keep star man Mahrez this summer? Leicester star Riyad Mahrez has revealed he could still leave the Foxes this summer, admitting that “two or three clubs” could tempt him away from the Premier League champions.The reigning PFA Player of the Year has been constantly linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium since helping inspire Claudio Ranieri’s men to a shock English crown last season.Arsenal, who travel to Leicester on Saturday, and Barcelona have been credited with an interest, although the Foxes are unwilling to sell the 25-year-old. Mahrez is keen to stay in England but admitted it would be hard to reject a move to a certain club, if he felt it was right. “It is a super league and I would like to stay here as long as possible,” he told France Football.“Now, there are two or three clubs in the world, that if they come for me, it definitely makes you think, if you understand what I am trying to say.“It [the Premier League] is the best league in the world, the most exciting, where there is the most at stake. There is also constantly a little uncertainty.“Last year, we won the league. In Spain, you will never see Levante or Granada finishing top. In France, since the new PSG, it is the same.“Same in Germany, with Bayern and Dortmund, or in Italy with Juventus. In the Premier League there is a greater depth of teams who can do it with City, Arsenal, United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool. They can all win it.”Mahrez scored in Leicester’s 2-1 opening day defeat at Hull on Saturday and has thrived under Foxes boss Ranieri, scoring 17 times as Leicester won a shock title by ten points. The Algeria international praised Ranieri for his influence and believes he has turned him into a better player.“He immediately took me under his wing and gave me a lot of confidence,” he said. “And he has brought me to be more rigorous with my game. The result of that: last year, I defended like a crazy person.“He made me understand that if one of us did not defend, we were dead. With him, I also timed better the moments where one needs to press, when one needs to peel off, things like that.”last_img read more

TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL SET TO EMBARK ON A NEW ERA

first_imgBUSINESS: Donegal Town Community Chamber and A Taste of Donegal Food Festival Committee have incorporated a Company with the sole purpose of hosting and managing the Food Festival. A Taste of Donegal Food Festival is a Company limited by guarantee, with no share capital and will continue to operate on a not for profit basis, having no Shareholders and unpaid Directors. As a Company limited by guarantee it will be subject to independent Audit and will hold an AGM.All monies raised will continue to be used to fund future Food Festival Projects.All of the Directors of the new Company will continue to give their time and efforts on a voluntary basis to bring the Festival from strength to strength into the future.The Festival has brought thousands of visitors to Donegal Town over the past eight years and this new Company will ensure that it continues to do so for many years to come. On behalf of A Taste of Donegal and Donegal Town Community Chamber Chairperson’s Ernan Mc Gettigan and Bernie Mulhern would like to thank, “All our Sponsors, Volunteers, and the Public for their commitment to this event and hope that you will continue to support our Festival in the future.With over FIFTY Exhibitor Stands already booked we are looking forward to a bigger and better event in 2016.TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL SET TO EMBARK ON A NEW ERA was last modified: November 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

GAA: ST EUNAN’S: JAMES GALLAGHER FINAL

first_imgTomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday June 6th the U-12 boys Footballers take on Ardara in the Final of the inaugural James Gallagher Tournament. The boys have beaten Fanad, Gaoth Dobhair and Naomh Conaill to get to the Final whilst Ardara defeated Aodh Rua, drew with Naomh Conaill before defeating Gaoth Dobhair in their semi-final. The Final gets underway at 2pm with  a warm up game beforehand against Fanad.The lads warmed up for the Final with  a great win in the Paddy Clifford Cup in Sligo on Saturday. They defeated Eastern Harps (Sligo), Boyle (Roscommon) and Enniskillen Gaels (Fermanagh) in the group stage. In the semi-final they came up against the hosts, St. Mary’s winning a close game by 3-4 to 1-3. In the Final they came up against Corofin from Galway who had defeated Ballinamore (Leitrim), Castlebar Mitchells (Mayo) and St. Mary’s in their group before defeating Enniskillen Gaels in their semi-final. Playing against the wind in the 1st half the Eunan’s boys put up a great defensive display to turn around down by 5 points to 3. With the wind at their backs the lads pinned the Galway boys in and ran out winners by 1-10 to 0-07.So if you’re around town tomorrow, come out and see the 1st ever James Gallagher Memorial Cup being presented and support the lads as they try to be the first team to etch their names on the Cup honouring our great Clubman, James. James worked with a lot of these lads from the age of 6 years old and it is fitting that that they try to win this Cup tomorrow. GAA: ST EUNAN’S: JAMES GALLAGHER FINAL was last modified: June 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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:St Eunan’s GAA club noteslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS CLUB NOTES

first_imgLotto & 100+ ClubThere was no jackpot winning sequence in this weeks Lotto draw but Gerard McConnell won €50. Numbers drawn were 6,1,4,2,8,7,3,5. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €2,000. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 30th March – Tony Gallagher, 6th April – Paddy Kelly, 13th April – Barry Bradley and 20th April – Joe Carlin. The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was Michael Sweeney, Ballinaman who wins €100. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club.Adult / Underage Registration The very last date for membership for 2013 is strictly 31st March. Adult membership costs €30 per person with a concession rate of €50 for couples (an adult and their partner/husband/wife). Underage registration costs €10 per child or a maximum of €20 for a family. New members are very welcome to join the club. All players must have membership paid before taking part in gamesSeniors & ReservesThe new league season commences for both teams next Saturday (Easter Saturday) the 30th March away to Naomh Padraig, Lifford. Reserve game due to start at 4.00pm with the senior game at 5.15pm. All should come out to support the teams. Best of luck to all involved in the season ahead. Training continues this week at the usual times.Senior LadiesThe senior ladies played their first league game against Urris at home on Sunday in cold windy conditions but came away with a good victory. Final score: Red Hughs 0-6 Urris 0-4. It was a great team performance from everyone and a great start for Micky, Eugene and the ladies. Team and scorers: Tina Mc Menamin, Aoife Campbell, Megan McNulty, Gemma Dullaghan, Bronagh Kelly, Nathasha McCrudden, Roisin O’Brien, Kate Browne, Shannon McCrudden, Madeline Penrose (0-1), Elaine Melaugh (0-3), Emma Brady (0-2), Rachel Mc Glinchey, Elaine Dullaghan, Majella Sweeney Subs Jade O’Donnell, Shauna Bradley. Next game is away to St Nauls next weekend. Best of luck to the ladies.Minor BoardThis weeks minor fixture against Burt was postponed and will be re-fixed for a later date. Their next game is fixed for Tuesday the 2nd April away to Naomh Padraig, Lifford.The U14 boys begin their league season next Monday (Easter Monday) 1st April at home to Malin at 7.00pm. Best of luck to the boys. The underage training is on Easter Saturday from 11.00-12.00 noon for all boys and girls from U6 to U12/13. The U12/13 girls training continues on Saturday from 11.00-12.00 noon. There have been good numbers out already so keep it up. All new players are welcome. Players are now required to wear gumshields at all training sessions and games.Back of the Wall 5K ChallengeThis years ‘Back of the Wall Challenge’ 5k walk/run will take place on Sunday 21st April. Check the Red Hughs Facebook page for more details and for training schedule.Leaving Cert Grinds There are Leaving Cert Maths and English courses at Easter in the clubhouse with Maths (Ordinary Level) on 28th March and English on 2nd April. Please contact Marie McColgan on (086) 3242100 for details. There is a small fee of 10 euro per course. Lunch will be provided.Clubhouse Open for ActivitiesThe upstairs room in the clubhouse is currently available for use for classes/activities. Times are flexible and reasonable rates apply. Anyone interested in using these facilities should contact Andy Doherty on (087) 6843311 for more details.CongratulationsCongratulations to senior player PJ Gallagher and Helen on the recent birth of their new son.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 25th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:RED HUGHS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

NAOMH MUIRE INTO FINAL AND DEDICATE WIN TO CONOR BOYLE

first_imgNaomh Muire 1-11 v Aodh Rua 0-6Naomh Muire are in the Intermediate Championship Final following today’s semi-final win over Aodh Rua. Aodh Rua started the livelier and the lads were finding it hard to get any rhythm allowing Aodh Rua to get into a 0-4 to -0-1 lead and was it not for poor finishing by the Erne-siders…..they could have created damage early on. Naomh Muire scored their way back into level and just before HT Paul the Yank Boyle converted a penalty putting the lads into a lead their possession may not have deserved. Aodh Rua overall would have been disappointed to be down by a goal at HT .  The second half was a different performance by Naomh Muire and apart from the opening 5 mins – the lads went on to dominate the second half adding a further 6 points with Aodh Rua managing only a single score late on. It’s great to get to another Intermediate Championship final and that will be against the impressive St Nauls who beat Naomh Columba well last night. The prize is not only a county title at this level but Senior Championship football in 2014. St Naul’s are a physically strong team led by Stephen Griffen. Naomh Muire will have to play the full hour in the final and a slow start like today will be punished without doubt. If the lads however can repeat the purple patch of today’s match which was the last 20 mins of the second half….and ensure that it is carried over the full game…..they can topple St Naul’s. In a way its good to come out of a Semi with plenty of work to do and things to improve and with time now to do that. No doubt Danny and the backroom team will get the lads down to serious preparation over the coming weeks….to be an hour away from Senior Championship football in 2014 requires little motivation.  Well done to Team and Management and again to a good support. The victory in a Semi-final is what matters and the team especially this years Minors involved dedicated the win to young Conor Boyle, their mate, who is critical in Hospital in the UK. Team – Bryan Grant, Robbie O’Donnell, Brian Gillespie, Thomas Duffy, Sean Point Gallagher (0-1), Adi O Gara, Jack O’Brien, Owenie McGarvey, Paul Yank Boyle (1-1), Dara White, Padraig Mc Cafferty (0-1), Patrick Gillespie (0-1),Shaun Yank Boyle (0-3) Ciaran McGinley (0-1) Hugh Yank Boyle (0-1).Subs used – Harry Harden (0-2), John Pidgeon, Shaun Boyle, Owen Grant.NAOMH MUIRE INTO FINAL AND DEDICATE WIN TO CONOR BOYLE was last modified: September 8th, 2013 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:Conor BoylefinalNAOMH MUIRElast_img read more

The dates for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar have been announced

first_img 2 The 2018 World Cup got the thumbs up from FIFA’s president The final is due to happen on December 18, which is also Qatar National Day.It will therefore fall in the middle of the domestic schedule for the majority of European club sides.However, the tournament will be played over a reduced time period of 28 days in an attempt to counteract this.Meanwhile, Infantino declared the 2018 tournament as the best World Cup ever and thanked Russia for being the perfect host. 2 Speaking at the traditional tournament overview media conference, he said: “For a couple of years I have been saying this will be the best World Cup ever and today I can say that with conviction – it is the best World Cup ever.“I would like to thank everyone. The main actors are on the pitch – the players, referees and coaches – but, of course, there are also all those who have worked to make sure everything has worked smoothly, the Russians.“A big thank you to the Russian government and the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the local organising committee, the Russian Football Union, the volunteers, the heart and smile of the World Cup, all those people, more than 100,000, who helped in one capacity or another.”France face Croatia in the final of these World Cup finals while England take on Belgium in the third place play-off and you can listen to both games live on talkSPORT from 4pm on Sunday and 3pm on Saturday respectively. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has confirmed the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take place during the winter.The governing body took the decision to move the tournament to the more cooler months with a November 21 start date. The Khalifa International Stadium will play host to some of the games at the 2022 tournament last_img read more