Registration for put and take pheasant hunts begins Sept. 7

first_imgStatewide—Sign-ups for put and take pheasant hunts begin on Sept. 7 at 6 a.m.On that date, hunters can begin purchasing a reservation for put and take pheasant hunts at They do not need to log in or create an online account to purchase a reservation but must have an online account to look up completed reservations at a later date. Hunters must register online for put and take hunts, as these hunts are no longer available on a first-come, first-served basis at Fish & Wildlife Areas (FWAs).The cost is $30 per reservation. Reservations are non-refundable; however, they can be transferred to another person. Individuals will receive an email notification upon completion of the reservation that includes their hunt registration ID, date reserved, and property name, and should make sure to keep this confirmation.FWAs participating in put and take hunts this year are Atterbury, Glendale, J.E. Roush Lake, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Willow Slough, and Winamac. Hunters must check-in between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET (8 – 2:30 p.m. CT for Willow Slough) on the day of the hunt. Hunting starts at 9 a.m. at each property.All hunters are required to have a current Indiana Hunting License and Gamebird Habitat Stamp to participate in put and take hunts. Individuals participating in put and take pheasant hunts at FWAs are prohibited from harvesting game animals other than pheasants on days when pheasants are released and hunted.last_img read more

Manchester United target Sancho says ‘happy’ at Dortmund

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace In-demand winger Jadon Sancho says he is happy at Borussia Dortmund and is enjoying helping some of the younger players develop at the Bundesliga club.Sancho has been linked with a move to a host of top clubs, including Manchester United, but Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says the England international is going nowhere. The 20-year-old left with his team for a pre-season training camp in Switzerland this week and on Wednesday played the first 45 minutes of Dortmund’s 6-0 victory over Austrian side SCR Altach.“I love playing with this lot. It’s a special bunch. We’ve got some special young players coming up,” said Sancho, who scored 17 league goals and set up another 16 last season“I’m really happy to share the pitch with them and guide them.“I joined when I was 17, some of the lads are the same age. I’ve been there and done that. I can guide them in what’s good and what isn’t. I can hopefully motivate them as well.”Reuters/NAN. Tags: Borussia DortmundJadon SanchoManchester UnitedTransfer Targetlast_img read more

Ex-GFA Boss Kwesi Nyantakyi may be dragged to court in two weeks

first_imgMore than a year since the documentary by Anas Aremeraw Anas on widespread corruption within Ghana football aired, one of the major scalps from the investigation, then-President Kwesi Nyantakyi, might finally have his day in court.The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, has indicated that her outfit is working to present the case involving Kwesi Nyantakyi before court, hinting that the legal processes might be initiated in two weeks.This came to light during an interaction with Members of Parliament (MPs) on Thursday where she responded to queries posed to her by the legislators.When the Mion constituency MP Mohammed Abdul-Aziz inquired of the status of the investigations into the actions of the former GFA honcho, she said that another high-profile case – the killing of a member of Anas’ team, Ahmed Suale who was going to be a key witness – had stalled the case.“Unfortunately, Mohammed Suale, a member of Tiger Eye and a principal witness with whom the prosecutors directly engaged in the preparation of the case was tragically killed on 16th May, 2019. The death of the journalist unavoidably stalled the preparation of the case,” she noted.She was hopeful that prosecution would begin within a fortnight.“The review of the docket has since been completed and the presentation of the case in court is imminent. Give and take a week or a fortnight, the matter may be presented [to court] but I need to say that the filing is within our control but the fixing and actual presentation is in the control of the court,” she added.Nyantakyi’s downfallKwesi Nyantakyi lost his standing, and all positions in local and international football after Anas Aremeyaw screened his exposé, dubbed #Number12 a year ago which captured the former GFA Boss allegedly detailing how would personally benefit from a supposed $15 million sponsorship money for Ghana’s league.Nyantakyi, also told the supposed investor, how he [the investor] could be given several government contracts if he paid bribes to some key government officials such as Ghana’s President and the Vice President.He resigned from his positions at the GFA, WAFU, CAF and FIFA, where he served as a member of the world football governing body’s Executive Council and was later banned from all footballing activities for life.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) was directed by the President to investigate the matter and as part of their investigations, they seized mobile phones and laptops of the embattled football administrator as he was formally charged with defrauding by false pretence.Nyantakyi has since been replaced as GFA President by Kurt Okraku.last_img read more

Lodi, positive; nine more, with antibodies in the Atleti

first_imgThe younger Brazilian worldwide, who has simply turned 22, has been certainly one of the most excellent footballers of Atlético de Madrid up to now this season, chosen the greatest participant of the first leg towards Liverpool in the spherical of 16 of the Champions.A number of days after the begin of the State of Alarm, in the center of March, Lodi started to indicate signs of what he considered the flu. Days later, he started to really feel in need of breath and reported it to the membership, which moved a health care provider to his residence and was conscious of him and his companion, who occurred to current the similar signs a couple of days later.Renan has been effectively for a number of weeks, though he has a bit of nasal congestion. After the constructive, he will probably be remoted at house for the subsequent ten days. His companion and the household’s assistant, who additionally lives with them, took the take a look at this Friday to search out out if in addition they have COVID-19. Ten Atlético de Madrid gamers gave constructive exams to the coronavirus detection. Of those, nine have already examined destructive for PCR and, due to this fact, have already developed antibodies. Solely a kind of ten, Renan Lodi, confirmed a viral load in this new take a look at. Regardless of the whole lot, the participant is ok, asymptomatic and vigorous. The remaining have permission to coach. The Brazilian participant now has to attend for a brand new PCR take a look at. In the occasion that in this subsequent take a look at no viral load was detected, you’ll have to repeat a brand new one three days later to have the ability to return to coaching. Renan Lodi, aspect of Atlético de Madrid, made the information shortly as a result of Globoesporte in Brazil introduced his case. In keeping with sources near the participant, Lodi offered a number of Signs constant with COVID-19 in early March and reported this to the membership, which adopted up for the previous few weeks.Though he had not completed the take a look at till that week and that he not has signs, Renan Lodi examined constructive and now must be quarantined for the subsequent ten days, till you are able to do the take a look at once more to have the ability to be a part of the coaching periods. last_img read more

All 4 No. 1 seeds reach women’s Final Four

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It’s the 11th consecutive Final Four appearance for the Huskies, breaking a tie with John Wooden and the UCLA men’s team for the Division I record. UConn is into the national semifinals for the 19th time overall, snapping a tie with Tennessee for the most in women’s basketball history.The Huskies will face former Big East rival Notre Dame on Friday night. The Cardinals will play the Bulldogs in the other game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownUConn’s 111-game winning streak was stopped at this point last season when Mississippi State won their semifinal on a last-second shot by Morgan William in overtime. The Huskies are undefeated again after knocking out defending national champion South Carolina in the Albany Region final.“Every team starts the season saying that’s our goal to go to the Final Four. For us, it’s an opportunity to go back to where we felt like we didn’t really give our best effort,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “We lost to a really good team. Happened in a way that was really, really disappointing. I know that we were anxious to go back and put ourselves in that same situation and see how much we’ve changed since last year.” Connecticut’s Gabby Williams (15), center, celebrates with teammates after a regional final against South Carolina at the a women’s NCAA college basketball tournament Monday, March 26, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. Connecticut won 94-65. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)ALBANY, N.Y. — The women’s Final Four is set, and it’s one exclusive party.UConn, Louisville, Mississippi State and Notre Dame are headed to Columbus, Ohio, marking the fourth time in tournament history that four No. 1 seeds made it to the national semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Irish and Huskies have a storied history on the game’s biggest stage. The teams met early in December and UConn had to rally from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stay unbeaten.This might be one of the best coaching jobs by Muffet McGraw at Notre Dame. She lost four players over the course of the season to ACL injuries, but the Irish find themselves back in the Final Four after rallying from a six-point halftime deficit to beat Oregon 84-74 on Monday night.It’s Notre Dame’s first trip to the national semifinals since 2015.“This one’s just so rewarding because I think even though we’re a No. 1 seed, it’s a little unexpected,” McGraw said.The Bulldogs have lost only one game this season, falling to the Gamecocks in the final of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. They are back in the Final Four for the second straight season led virtually by the same group that got them to their first national semifinal last year.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Brown among SAG Awards presenters For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES “They’ve lived all year with a bull’s eye on their backs. That’s hard to do, y’all,” Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer said. “These kids are special.”Louisville has had its own special season, winning the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles for the first time in school history. They entered the NCAAs as a No. 1 seed for the first time and are back in the Final Four for a third time under coach Jeff Walz.The Cardinals are led by Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen. Louisville also made the Final Four in 2009 and 2013. The team advanced to the title game both times before losing to UConn.They understand the task in front of them facing Mississippi State.“They’re a really good team and we’ll have to be well-prepared against them,” Walz said.Other tidbits from the Final Four:ALL-AMERICAN TALENTThree of the five members of The Associated Press women’s All-America team are in the Final Four. Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians, Durr and UConn’s Katie Lou Samuelson all reached Columbus.SEEING CHALKThe last time four No. 1 seeds made the Final Four was 2015. It also happened in 2012 and 1989. View commentslast_img read more

“We’ll Keep Liberia’s Economy Moving in this Ebola Dilemma”

first_imgAs the Ebola virus continues to spread through West Africa and the diaspora, the chief of party of USAID Liberia’s investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX), Mrs. Watchen Harris Bruce, says her organization will continue to keep the economy moving by facilitating essential loans for local businesses in the country.Mrs. Bruce, who disclosed this initiative to the Daily Observer Tuesday, said that  in total, IBEX helped four local businesses to access loans totalingUS$860,000 during the month of July and September 2014.She continued: “Now more than ever,Liberian businesses need access to finance to allow them to operate, to pay suppliers, and to help their businesses through these difficult times.”The IBEX chief of party said that one of the most important ways they assist local business is by advising clients on improving their loan applications.Recently, “We helped clients in the construction, agricultural, general merchandize and trade sectors to keep their businesses operational despite the challenges brought on by Ebola.  A number of international organizations are also seeking IBEX’s assistance in identifying local businesses that can supply sanitary materials and local construction companies that can build Ebola treatment centers.”According to her, Efforts to control the Ebola virus,  including severely restricting the movement of people, goods and money,  have had unintended consequences for countries like Liberia. “Keeping the economy functioning and the credit flowing at these challenging times is more important than ever,” she noted.Mrs. Bruce continued, “Local businesses are being forced to change their economic activities and adopt new marketing strategies because of the catastrophic impact of the Ebola crisis. IBEX also provides clients and partner banks with loan advisory and loan facilitation services through one-on-one meetings, mentoring, coaching, counseling and advising by email or on mobile phone.” Further loan packages for three additional local businesses, valued at US$205,000, are in active process, and three projects valued at over US$1 million have been submitted to partner banks, Mrs. Bruce declared.Moreover, she said IBEX has been engaged with stakeholders on paying health workers and teachers in the rural areas through Lone Star MTN mobile money service.In another development, IBEX and local business support service providers met on September 18, 2014 to brainstorm on forming a consortium on how to improve local Liberian  business initiatives.The training meeting took place at the program’s Murex Plaza office in Sinkor.  Participating were nine representatives from a cross-section of service providers, ranging from government institutions involved with business services to private sector firms. Presiding, IBEX Deputy Chief of Party Augustus J. Flomo said, “This event was to continue the discussion IBEX started in 2013 to establish a National Business Development and Advisory Center that will provide technical assistance and support services to local businesses through aconsortium.”Meanwhile, the Liberia Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX) is funded by USAID and implemented by IESC under the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA). Since 2012, IBEX has been working to improve Liberia’s lending environment for seven productive sectors (agriculture, clean energy, construction, transportation/logistics, general merchandize trade, infrastructure and hospitality) through improved risk management and outreach, designed to reduce the risks and costs associated with lending in these sectors.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mineke Foundation Launches Women’s Club

first_imgA non-governmental organization, Mineke Foundation over the weekend launched its Women’s Club aimed at building women’s skills in the country to ensure that they support themselves.The national coordinator for Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women at the Gender Ministry, Dominic Massaquoi said such a program needs the full support of the (Gender) ministry to decentralize its activities. “It is the obligation of women to take this project into their hearts as it will usher them into a marketable state in the future,” Massaquoi told them. He told the women that the institution is helping them to take advantage of the job market.“Women are potential people not quantity, but [you all] need to put more time to your training,” he urged them.He promised the women the ministry’s full support to extend the program across the Barnesville Community to benefit more residents, especially the women. Also speaking, Coordinator of the Mineke Foundation Bukola Ayoola said lack of women’s empowerment across the Gardnerville Township is a major problem.“We will invest more resources to make women contributors in the homes, and in their society through this skills training program,” she assured the participants.She said since the beginning of the women’s club more people have benefitted and the interest is growing among the community of women. Ms. Ayoola further said the increase in economic hardship has made it difficult for many women, especially the unskilled to succeed easily in Liberia.“We will tackle these hardships with vocational training courses, giving our women a brighter future and skills to start their own businesses,” she said, adding that courses offered focus on self responsibility, learning skills and teamwork.She noted that building the skills of women with the right economic approach and entrepreneurial knowledge makes them accountable to transform their lives.“An optimistic, practical and independent woman positively impacts her community, nation, family which is the basis for every developed country,” she emphasized.According to Ms. Ayoola, the women’s club was initiated this year with more them 60 women benefiting in soap making, pastries and vocational courses.She disclosed that currently there are about 40 women undergoing career training in the three-month soap making and nine month pastries course in the vocational school. Gardnersville Township Commissioner, Vamba F. Kenneh appreciated the foundation for the good work and appealed that they should extend it in other parts of the township.“I hope that these women will make this project as their first life priority in order to improve their own livelihood,” he added. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Professional Engagement’ Delays Former Defense Minister’s Trial

first_imgFormer Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, Jr. The possibility of Judge Nancy Sammy of Criminal Court ‘C’ hearing the high-profile alleged corruption case that involves former Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai and two of his deputies, is far from happening.This is because her predecessor, Judge Blamo Dixon, granted a month-long “professional engagement leave” to defendant Samukai that may likely stall Judge Sammy’s ability to preside over the matter, as she has vowed in her charge to dispense justice without fear and favor, because she has about 52 days to serve as a judge of that Court.Judge Dixon’s decision resulted from communication dated October 26, 2019, signed by Mr. Samukai.Samukai’s letter, which copy is with the Daily Observer reads: ”I have the honor most respectively to request your kind indulgence to approve my travel to Cape Verde from November 17-25, 2019 to attend a professional engagement under the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), based in Washington DC, the United States of America.”In that letter, Samukai said that he served as Adjunct Faculty on National Security and Security Reform, as well as Catalyst and Panelist upon demand.“I have also been invited to serve as panelist/Catalyst at the ACSS sponsored symposium on Managing Security Resources in Africa in Abidjan, La Cote D’Ivoire from December 10-12, with travel dates December 8 and 9, and returning date of December 13, 2019,” the communication said.“Your honor,” Samukai’s letter continued, “should you be kind enough to approve my travel aforesaid, my plan is to depart the country for Cape Verde on Sunday, November 17, 2019, and return on November 25, 2019, and be ready to face trial in the case presently before your courts against me and then, on December 8 and 9, I will also travel to Abidjan, La Cote D’Ivoire.“In order to substantiate the legitimacy of my proposed trips, I am attaching copies of relevant documentations, which include the trails of email communications, and shall submit my air travel tickets upon receipt from the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, connected to my travel, for your easy reference and perusal.”In conclusion, the letter added: “I appreciate your kind assistance, cooperation, and the confidence you may repose in me by granting my request to travel and return: I assure you that your trust will not be betrayed, and I promise to return at the times herein stated and fully participate in the criminal trial during the impending (2019) November Term of Court.”Judge Dixon’s response, a copy of which is also in the Daily Observer’s possession, said: “By directive of His Honor A. Blamo Dixon, Resident Judge, Criminal Court ‘C” for Montserrado County, I acknowledge receipt of your letter dated October 26, 2019, requesting the court to grant you excuse for you to travel out of the country from November 17, 2019 to December 13, 2019 for professional engagement.”It continues, “I wish to inform you that your request is hereby granted, and that you are hereby permitted to travel out of the bailiwick of Liberia on November 17, 2019, and to return on December 13, 2019.”Samukai, together with two other co-defendants, Joseph P. Johnson, former Deputy Minister for administration and Nyumah Dorkor, former comptroller, are charged with theft of property, criminal conspiracy, economic sabotage misuse of public money and money laundering, in connection to the misapplication of over US$1.147 million from the account of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) at Ecobank-Liberia.The charges filed against Samukai, particularly alleged money laundering, relates to claims that between July 2009 up to, and including November 2017, authorized the withdrawal of US$852,860 from the coffers of the Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) account, named and styled: “Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Pension Account” at Ecobank-Liberia, which the government equates to “money laundering.”The bank account was based on salary deductions and established to provide benefits to wounded AFL soldiers, and also to the families of dead AFL soldiers, as well as to supplement pension package to personnel of AFL upon retirement from active service.State lawyers said documents showed that Samukai made several payments between 2009 up to and including 2017, which were basically for activities that were already provided for under the National Budget of Liberia, such as the AFL operators.In their money-laundering claim, they said Samukai illegally paid US$50,000, as death fees to the families of the late Nigerian General Abdurrahman, who the document claimed did not contribute anything to the fund, while serving as AFL Chief of Staff (CoS).They also claimed that Samukai made payment to facilitate AFL’s operations in the amount of US$170,955, and US$369,380 was also paid to the high command of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) peacekeeping operation.The money laundering charge also alleges that Samukai used a total of US$270 to transfer the money to Mali.Samukai has repeatedly denied the money-laundering claim, arguing that he acted based on the instruction of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was also the Commander-In-Chief of the AFL under whose administration Samukai served as the Minister of National Defense.It can be recalled that the government in August 2009, recommended that the appropriate and right thing to do in the AFL money saga at the time was restitution or refund the full amount of US$1,147,656.35 that was expended on the AFL for the past several years.“This refund shall be immediately provided in the next budgetary appropriation to the AFL by the government, not an individual minister or designate(s),” the recommendation then said.To this, the document said then Minister Samukai was exonerated from any wrong alluding to corruption.In August 2009, the Ministry of Defense established contributory savings involving deduction from all ranks of the AFL for their welfare and supplementary pension benefit after their years of honorable service.As of October 2017, the amount of US$2,062,160.14 (including accrued interest), were collected and deposited into that account at Ecobank. And, it was established that about US$1,147,656.35 were spent on the AFL, and the balance in the account was US$688,964.96 as of November 8, 2017.What makes the arrest warrant for the former minister of defense a special case is that the AIRReT chose to ignore the August 2009 recommendations of the Board of Inquiry (BoI) that was established by then Brigadier/General Daniel Ziankahn, AFL former Chief of Staff (CoS) to determine the status, utilization and balances of said account.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

Select leaders who will diversify Mahdia’s economy – President

first_img…as township declaredPresident David Granger told residents of Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) to select leaders who will direct the region’s wealth to diversify the region’s economy for the people’s benefit.The Head of State made the call on Thursday during a meeting with residents of Mahdia and surrounding villages at the newly constructed People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) office. President Granger and a team of Government officials were in the community for the official launch of Mahdia as a township.The resident said the region’s rich resources can eliminate poverty in the Potaro-Siparuni region.“This region must move forward economically. Mahdia can produce any commodity – tomatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, meat – you don’t need toPresident David Granger alone with Ministers Joseph Harmon, Amna Ally, Ronald Bulkan, David Patterson Sydney Allicock and Regional Chairman, Bonaventure Fredericks stand infront of a newly erected monument at Mahdia, Region 8 on Thursdayimport anything. This region can be self-sufficient with good leadership.”He advised residents to take a page from those who are cognisant of the region’s vast potential and have wisely invested in it.“I want to see Mahdia take its place next to the other towns. We too need to establish businesses and aid in creating employment. The children in Mahdia must have a bright future and equal opportunities to those on the coast,” the President is quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information.The Head of State reminded that the Government is committed to providing all citizens with a “good life”.Meanwhile, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan stated that Guyana is already transforming, and greater developments are imminent. “The oil and gas industry will have a big impact on the economy, but you must select leaders who will make this a reality and keep our resources in safe hands.”Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Social Protection Minister Amna Ally, Mayors Gifford Marshall, Henry Smith and Waneka Arrindell were also in attendance.At the end of the event, more than 20 bicycles were presented to students in the community.last_img read more

QPR have NOT approached former Chelsea star about manager’s job

first_img1 Burton Albion insist they have not had an approach from QPR for manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.Hasselbaink has enjoyed an impressive spell in charge at the Pirelli Stadium and is reportedly the Hoops’ top target to succeed Chris Ramsey.But Burton chairman Ben Robinson has dismissed the speculation and claimed the Dutchman is fully focused on leading the League One club.Robinson said: “We have not had an approach from QPR.“The team and the manager have done fantastically well over the last 12 months and that inevitably means that there will be speculation when job vacancies arise.“We have not had an approach from QPR and Jimmy remains focussed on two important League One games coming up against Bury and Wigan.”Hasselbaink guided Burton to the League Two title last season after replacing Gary Rowett.This term, his team have made an impressive start to their League One campaign and are currently just two points off top spot with a game in hand on leaders Gillingham. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink last_img read more