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first_imgDeputy Minister for Sports, G. Andy QuamieWith less than six days to the official kickoff of the 2018/2019 National Country Sports Meet, Deputy Youth and Sports Minister G. Andy Quamie says preparation for this year’s sporting festival is well on course.The National County Sports Meet, which is the country’s biggest sporting festival, is expected to begin on Sunday, December 16, 2018 with the official kick off scheduled to take place in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.This year’s event is being sponsored by Orange Liberia under the theme: “Celebrating 15 years of Peace”According to Minister Quamie, 60 sets of jerseys branded and customized with the Orange emblem have been provided to the 15 participating counties ahead of the official kickoff. The Deputy Minister made the statement yesterday when he appeared as guest on a local radio show.Early November, the Ministry of Youth and Sports along with the County Meet’s official sponsor, Orange Liberia, promised to make the 2018 edition of the event ‘the biggest in Liberian history’.Minister Quamie added that basketball has been re-introduced in the tournament while women’s football will, for the first time, be introduced as well, as a test case during the quarterfinals stage of the event.The preliminary rounds of the tournament will simultaneously be played at four venues across the country. Group I contains host Nimba, Sinoe, Montserrado and Gbarpolu counties.Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh will host Maryland and Grand Bassa counties in Group II; in Group III Kakata City, Margibi County will host Lofa, Grand Cape Mount, and Grand Kru counties, while Group IV comprises host Bomi, with Bong, River Gee, and River Cess counties.Eight counties will progress to the quarterfinals and come to Monrovia on January 5, at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville. The grand final will be played on Sunday, January 13, while the third place match will be played on Saturday, January 12, 2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgNorthridge Buyer beware Re “Valley’s politics look a bit blue” (Nov. 26): Tony Castro’s article reads like a marketing piece for the San Fernando Valley progressive movement. But, buyer beware. What Castro writes about with pride and glee demonstrates precisely why Los Angeles continually gets the short end of the stick from both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. The fact that “progressives,” the politically correct term for bleeding-heart liberals these days, run wild in the San Fernando Valley is not something Angelenos should boast about. In general, these ultra-liberals represent an out-of-touch, highly yuppified constituency that may generate big campaign dollars and vote for progressives, but the area and its political views are largely overlooked because the voters and electeds are so highly partisan that they get taken for granted by the Democrat Party’s establishment. – Matthew N. Klink Studio City Paid volunteers Re “Getting paid to volunteer” (Nov. 17): Finally! The public, particularly apartment owners, gets to find out why the Los Angeles Housing Department is failing to comply with time limits required in city ordinances. While the department pays salaries from our taxes, and fees extracted from owners and tenants, it encourages its employees to skip their regular work load so they can “volunteer” to work for Habitat for Humanity. The Rent Stabilization Ordinance requires owners to notify tenants at least 30 days in advance of collecting half of the registration fee in the month of June. But the Housing Department fails to provide owners a copy of the annual Statement of Registration by May 1, and is even more egregious meeting other deadlines. – Victor N. Viereck Valley Village Anti-Mexico What is the reason or logic for this anti-Mexico movement going on throughout the country. Our Senate denied immigration reform twice, presidential candidates campaign against further immigration from south of the border, a great wall might be built spanning 3,000 miles across California to Texas. We must ask ourselves, “Do we really want to make a lifelong enemy of Mexico?” a country that has been a lifelong economic and political partner. – Charles A. Guerrero Mission Hills Madison dollar Re “A flop” (Your Opinions, Nov. 25): Ruth Fairrington’s letter in the Sunday paper about the gold Madison dollar is in error. If you look on the edge of the coin, it does indeed say “In God We Trust.” – Shirley Shimek Sunland He’s changed? Re “A flop” (Your Opinions, Nov. 25): Ruth Fairrington objects to the omission of “In God We Trust” on this new coin. Perhaps it is because He has proven untrustworthy. – Morris Schorr Woodland Hills Front page Regarding the war in Iraq, where are your front page articles on the recent U.S. successes? All we see are cartoons of criticism and words of a so-called lost war. – Emil Henen Valencia160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Valley’s politics look a bit blue” (Nov. 26): My main reason some years ago for switching from the downtown paper to the Daily News was that your news coverage was distinct from your editorial opinions. Alas, this distinction seems to be eroding. Specifically, today’s “Valley’s politics look a bit blue.” It takes only one paragraph to determine reporter Tony Castro’s bias. He compares “old guard conservatism” to “progressive activism.” The implied images are aged, rich, white, foot-dragging Republicans vs. young, healthy, diversified, forward-looking Democrats. The remainder of the story reinforces the premise. Especially telling is the absence throughout of the dreaded L-word. A while back it was deemed that “liberal” had too many bad connotations, while “progressive” sounded cool. – Gary Brandner last_img read more