Government expands wage subsidy to include 3 million furloughed, reduced pay workers

first_imgEligible recipients will receive a total wage subsidy of Rp 2.4 million starting in September, disbursed in installments of Rp 1.2 million every two months to cover a total period of four months.“There was an [uncovered] group, namely workers who have not been laid off but have been furloughed or [have had] pay cuts because their employers are facing difficulties. They need assistance,” Budi Gunadi Sadikin, who heads the national economic recovery task force, said in a virtual press conference on Monday.The wage subsidy program was initially launched on Aug. 4 after Indonesia recorded an economic contraction of 5.32 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter as household consumption and investment shrank.The government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion in stimulus funding to minimize the economic impacts of the health crisis. But it has spent only 21.7 percent of the budget as of Aug. 6, at a time when when accelerated spending was needed most. A week after it launched the COVID-19 wage subsidy program, the government announced on Monday that it had increased the scheme to cover a total of 15.7 million workers to spur household consumption and prevent the economy from slipping further.From its initial target of 13 million workers, the government increased the number of targeted recipients by an additional 2.7 million workers to help boost their purchasing power. The government also increased the budget for the program by 13.9 percent to Rp 37.7 trillion to cover the expansion in targeted recipients.Those people eligible for the wage subsidy are workers who earn less than Rp 5 million (US$339.25) per month and are active members of the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) as of June 30. Budi said the expanded scheme was meant to fill the gap left by the existing safety net programs: The Family Hope Program (PKH), the Staple Food Card and the preemployment card social assistance programs have a combined budget of almost Rp 50 trillion and together cover around 29 million eligible households.BPJS Ketenagakerjaan director Agus Susanto of said that the agency had collated the names and addresses of the eligible recipients in its database. But the available data did not include the recipients’ bank account information, which was needed for the government to disburse the wage subsidy as direct transfers.“Hence, on Saturday we notified their employers to complete the bank account data for their workers [with] wages below Rp 5 million [to correspond] with the data they reported to BPJS Ketenagakerjaan,” he said.The wage subsidy program applied to eligible recipients of all occupations, said Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah.Ida added that the government was involving law enforcement agencies, including the National Police, the Attorney General’s Office, the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to prevent any irregularities and ensure that the program was administered well.“This is to ensure that we, as users of the state budget, deliver the program to the correct target. We will [transfer] the money directly to the recipients’ bank accounts. So it will not go anywhere [else],” said the minister.As of May, 3 million Indonesians have been either jobless or unable to work as a result of the health crisis, which has brought the economy to a virtual standstill. With a possible recession pending third-quarter growth, the government has projected 5 million job losses this year.Topics :last_img read more

Cannabis referendum: A few puffs of cannabis led our son to drug addiction

first_imgStuff 31 July 2020Family First Comment: This is a must read – based on facts and experience, not ideology and drug advocacy!!“Despite what some would have you believe, cannabis is not a harmless recreational drug. It can introduce the user to far more potent drugs. We know this only too well and we write from personal experience. Our son’s tragic end began with a few innocent puffs of cannabis while at high school. His casual puff grew into an addiction and he was expelled from sixth form college for the use of illicit substances. He then spent his days walking the streets of our local town, at one time being unwilling to speak to, or even meet us – his parents. During this period he progressed from cannabis to ecstasy, cocaine, LSD, heroin and more. You name it, he’d tried it… Eventually he came to his senses, came to us for help and we put him through an expensive rehabilitation course at one of the renowned priory clinics in the UK. After completing this course, he remained clean for many years, but sadly we learned that you never can be confident that the habit has been beaten… We urge you, indeed we beg you to vote no to cannabis legalisation, if not for your own sake, for that of others. If you already are a user, we urge you to stop now. And if you’re not a user, please, please don’t even try a few experimental puffs. It can be a slippery slope once you are on it.”OPINION: Despite what some would have you believe, cannabis is not a harmless recreational drug. It can introduce the user to far more potent drugs. We know this only too well and we write from personal experience.Death. It’s a horrible word, isn’t it? Think about it – the curtain falling at the end of a show. It’s all over. The unnecessary and premature end of a potentially long and fulfilling life.Neither of us are ones to weep, but my wife and I each spent a sleepless night, lying in bed weeping after we received a life-shattering telephone call from a police officer in England.The poor man had the unwanted task of telling us that at 5:30 that morning, a cleaner had found the body of our 25-year-old son where he had died on the floor of a restaurant toilet in Hong Kong.We wept again at our son’s cremation service in England.In your heart, would you really want to increase the chance of your children or grandchildren being at even the slightest risk of such a cold and lonely death? Most children look to their parents as role models and think, quite understandably, “If Mum and Dad do it, then it must be OK”.Our son’s tragic end began with a few innocent puffs of cannabis while at high school. His casual puff grew into an addiction and he was expelled from sixth form college for the use of illicit substances.You learn to live with your loss (eventually) but you never forget, and not a day passes without each of us remembering and thinking of our ‘lost’ son.We urge you, indeed we beg you to vote no to cannabis legalisation, if not for your own sake, for that of others. If you already are a user, we urge you to stop now. And if you’re not a user, please, please don’t even try a few experimental puffs. It can be a slippery slope once you are on it.READ MORE: read more

DCSL continues to place strong empahsis on education

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary DCSL continues to place strong empahsis on education by: – August 15, 2011 51 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tamika Jno.Baptiste receiving stationary from Mr. Cletus Joseph, President of DCSLThe Dominica Co-operative Societies League Ltd (DCSL) continues to place emphasis on education and has awarded two deserving students with full scholarships to attend secondary school.Tamika Jno. Baptiste of the Morne Jaune Primary School was awarded the scholarship based on need whilst Darlon Riviere of the St. Mary’s Primary School based on merit at a press conference this morning.This scholarship inlcudes a cheque in the amount $767.48 each, school fees, textbooks and stationary, a uniform allowance of $250.00 in the 1st and 3nd year as well as all examination fees.The scholarship based on merit was named after a credit union pioneer Mr. Geoffrey Robinson and the other based on need named the sister Alicia Jubilee Scholarship after Sister Alicia who founded the Credit Union Movement in Dominica.Mr. Cletus Joseph the newly elected President of the DCSL noted that not only is the the Credit Union Movement interested in the development of its members, it is also very interested in development of member’s children.He also highlighted the significant contribution that the DCSL has been making towards education.“The Movement as of December 31st, 2010 had eighty full time scholarships in existence and that cost the movement in excess of eighty thousand dollars for that year. This is the significance of the contribution of the Credit Union Movement in Dominica and at this time to continue to make scholarship awards to students it is something that we give serious consideration, but the needs of our members come before and we decided that before anything else we can make that investment there.”Darlon Riviere receiving stationary from Mr. Cletus Joseph, President of DCSL.Mr. Joseph also advised  parents of their responsibility to ensure that their children attend school and complete all assignments.“Parents you have a responsibility and I say it is a serious responsibility to ensure that your children do what they have to do at school, ensure that they attend school, ensure that they do their homework, assignments, and more which will help them to develop as individuals which is very important,” he said.Dominica Co-operative Societies League Ltd began its scholarship programme twenty five years ago in 1986, and has awarded twenty-five Geoffrey Robinson Scholarships based on merit and eighteen full Sister Alicia Jubilee Scholarship based on need.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Cabaye: Remy the man for France

first_img Press Association He told nufcTV: “He’s scored important goals – twice again [on Saturday] – and he helped us to win the game, so of course he deserves to be in the France squad. “For me, it’s fantastic because I love to play forward and with him. It’s so easy because he’s quick. “He can move very fast and very cleverly, so it’s very, very important for us. He gives us another way to play.” France will head into the clash with Finland level on points with Group I leaders Spain, but having played a game more, and needing an unlikely favour from either Belarus or Georgia if they are to qualify automatically. However, at worst, the French will go into the play-offs and have a second chance to ensure their presence in Brazil next summer. Cabaye said: “It’s going to be very important because the World Cup is not far now. “We have to play the last qualifying game. We are sure of the play-offs now, but we never know and we are going to have to beat Finland at home and wish for something. “Now it’s going to be very important to play well with Newcastle from the next game until the end to hopefully be in the squad for the World Cup.” Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has urged team-mate Loic Remy to take his club form on to the international stage to help secure them a trip to the World Cup finals.center_img Remy’s return of five goals in three appearances for the Magpies, whom he joined on a season-long loan deal from QPR during the summer, has propelled him back into the France squad for Friday’s friendly against Australia and the World Cup qualifier with Finland four days later. Cabaye, who is also back in the international fold after injury and his self-imposed exile from the Newcastle team, believes his compatriot’s form has justified his inclusion after seeing him contribute a match-winning double at Cardiff on Saturday. last_img read more

Millen: Holloway had no break

first_img Holloway left the Eagles on Wednesday by mutual consent after the club only managed to pick up one win in their opening eight games of the Barclays Premier League season. Millen will take temporary charge of the side, starting with Saturday’s visit of league leaders Arsenal, and revealed he had noticed Holloway was starting to feel the strain. Press Association “Everyone at the club is hurting because everyone enjoys working with him. “Him and the chairman have made the decision for the right of the club and the players. Hopefully tomorrow they will come in and I can get them lively and enjoying playing football.” Millen ruled himself out of taking the job full-time and believes a more experienced top-flight manager is required to keep the Eagles in the division. However, even though former Stoke manager Tony Pulis has been heavily linked with the position, Millen is certain he will pick the team this weekend. “It is not the right time,” he said when asked if he would go for the job. “The type of manager the club needs isn’t me at the moment. I love working for the club and it is the club I support. I will do my duties like the chairman has asked me to until the chairman tells me differently. “I was brought up supporting Crystal Palace so it hurts that we have not been able to get more results so at the end of the day that isn’t good enough. “I would be amazed if someone was in place on Saturday.” Holloway cited the lack of cohesion amongst a squad which was heavily added to over the course of the summer following last season’s play-off success as a reason for a string of bad results. A 4-1 home defeat to Fulham on Monday night proved to be the end of the former Blackpool boss’s reign at Selhurst Park and Millen admits the players need to click sooner rather than later. “We have got to get the group united better because if you haven’t got the best players you need a good team spirit and get them working for each other,” he said. “There is enough quality in that squad to get enough points to stay up. It is a fresh start, I have got no personal issues with the lads. “I have enjoyed working with them and I enjoyed working with them today, nothing has changed from my point of view. I want a reaction, the club need a reaction and I think the fans do too and we will be looking for that on Saturday.” Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen could see that Ian Holloway was tiring but admits it was difficult going into training without his friend on Thursday morning. When asked if he could tell the 50-year-old was starting to tire, Millen replied: “I did yes but it is not just recently. “When you look back at the last three or four years he has been in the play-offs and getting promoted and hasn’t really had a summer off. “When we won promotion this year he was straight in to the recruitment of new players and was pretty tired when we came back from pre-season. “When you don’t get results it does take its toll and I think the frustration of not quite rejuvenating the group was quite hard for him to accept.” Millen, who has formerly managed at Bristol City, took training with the Palace squad on Thursday morning and said that Holloway had visited the players for a final time. “It was difficult because Ian is a good friend of mine and he always will be and I love working with him,” he said. “Unfortunately I’ve been in this situation before and I know the day after it has happened it is almost a transitional period and you have to explain to the players what has happened. “We had a meeting with the players and I explained to them what the chairman had told me and the reason for Ian leaving. Then Ian came in to the training ground and spoke to everyone and wished them all the best in the future. last_img read more

Other Sports Two players play 53 hours of non-stop chess to spread Lok Sabha 2019 polls awareness

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. According to a report on, the statistics of the game made for interesting reading. Azad won 192 games while Thakur won 91 games with draws. The shortest game was just eight moves while the longest was 77 moves.Himachal Pradesh will have only one phase of polling and it will be on the seventh and last stage which will be on May 12. There are only four Lok Sabha constituencies in Himachal Pradesh and all of them will elect their representatives on the same day.Currently, current world chess champion Magnus Carlsen is the reigning world blitz champion after he won a 10th World Championship title with a score of 17 out of 21 in the World Blitz Championship in St. Petersburg which ended on December 2018. In addition to the World Blitz Championship, Carlsen is the reigning world champion in the classical format while he is also the World Rapid Champion having won the title twice in 2014 and 2015. Magnus Carlsen is the reigning World Blitz Champion.Two Indian players have played 303 blitz games non-stop for 53 hours.Hansraj Thakur and Hitesh Azad could create a new record for the longest chess marathon. New Delhi: India is in the grip of election season. After the first phase of voting on April 11, the second phase of polling began on April 18. The Election Commission of India, along with notable personalities from all walks of society, have all urged people to exercise their right and vote in the elections. However, the town of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh resorted to a unique way of spreading awareness for voting in the elections. Recently, two Indian players, Hansraj Thakur and Hitesh Azad played 303 chess blitz games for 53 hours non-stop. There was a poster which highlighted the event which read, “For a strong democracy, here is a chess marathon.”A total of 303 games were played spanning 53 hours, 17 minutes and 49 seconds. The contest apparently began on the morning of April 4 and it ended on April 6. This effort is now in the reckoning for a new Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon. Thakur and Azad’s feat bettered the previous instance of 50 hours, 1 minute and 7 seconds set by the Polish duo of Jacek Gajewski and Wojciech Waruga from 15 to 17 December 2018.last_img read more

GLTA to host MINI-SLAM tomorrow

first_imgTHE Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) will host its 2017 MINI-SLAM Red Ball mini-tennis competition at the National Gymnasium from 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs tomorrow.The tournament is for all beginners who are 10 years and under.The competition, which usually attracts new players from clubs and primary schools, is used as a hunting ground for spotting talented children who are then targeted for joining performance club programmes to start technical training.The competition format is round-robin with trophies lined up for Best School, Best Boy & Runner-up and Best Girl & Runner-up. Children represent the schools that they attend.Last year’s Best Boy was Ricky Romascindo of St. Gabriel’s Primary with Runner-up Maxim Leacock of St. Paul’s Primary. Best Girl was Ngina Garnett of Success Elementary with Runner-up Maliyah Rambarran from New Guyana School.Newcomers Buxton Youth Developers was awarded the Best School, which is the prize for the school which best adopts mini-tennis as Physical Education, in addition to fully participating in the annual competition.Coordinator of the Schools Tennis Initiative programme, Ms Shelly Daly-Ramdyhan, who has been in contact with primary schools and clubs, expects to see the usual high level of participation.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgTENNIS-US OPENOsaka overcomes test from teenager NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka has moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open by getting past 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk in three sets.Osaka threw her racket after ceding the second set, then was one point from trailing 3-1 in the third. But she saved five break points to get to 2-all, starting a five-game run that ended the match. Osaka improved to 7-0 since tennis resumed after a hiatus of more than five months because of the pandemic. Also moving into the fourth round is 2016 U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber, who beat 20-year-old American Ann Li in straight sets. Kerber’s next opponent is another American, 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady, who beat Caroline Garcia. —The Las Vegas Raiders have released safety Damarious Randall. Randall is the second veteran signed in the offseason as a free agent to bolster the secondary who was released by Las Vegas this week. The Raiders also cut cornerback Prince Amukamara.KENTUCKY DERBY-SCRATCH1-eyed Finnick the Fierce scratched from Kentucky DerbyLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The field for the Kentucky Derby has been reduced to 16 after Finnick the Fierce was scratched. The one-eyed gelding has an apparent foot issue. Saturday’s Derby will have its fewest starters since 2003, when Funny Cide beat 15 rivals. King Guillermo, owned by former major league All-Star Victor Martinez, was scratched because of a fever. Finnick the Fierce drew the No. 1 post position and was listed at 50-1 on the morning line. His absence means Max Player will break from the inside position. The field will be loaded into posts 3 through 18, with posts 1, 2, 19 and 20 left vacant. Caty McNally, an 18-year-old from Ohio, eliminated No. 21 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets in a rain-delayed match to reach the third round. McNally’s 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 victory gives the host country 11 women in the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 1992. McNally, who plays doubles with 16-year-old American Coco Gauff, had never been this far in singles at a Grand Slam tournament.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAK-THE LATESTTCU postpones SMU game after positive testsDALLAS (AP) — TCU and SMU postponed their Sept. 11 matchup in Fort Worth after the Horned Frogs said that some players and support staff tested positive for the coronavirus.TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati said the programs would try to make up the game at a later date. TCU is scheduled to play Iowa State in its Big 12 opener on Sept. 26. SMU opens its season on Saturday at Texas State UNDATED (AP) — Washington has released veteran running back Adrian Peterson. The team announced the surprise move Friday, less than 36 hours before NFL rosters must be trimmed to the 53-man limit and nine days before the start of the regular season. First-year coach Ron Rivera called Peterson early in the morning asking him to come to the facility, then delivered the news that the team was moving on from the 35-year-old. Peterson played the past two seasons with Washington. He’s 1,053 yards behind Barry Sanders for fourth on the all-time rushing list and needs 12 TDs to catch Marcus Allen for the third most in NFL history.In other NFL news:—Greg Montgomery, the All-Pro punter who spent nine years in the NFL with Houston, Detroit and Baltimore, has died. He was 55. Montgomery died Aug. 23, according to an obituary posted by Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Montgomery was an All-Pro in 1993 for the Oilers, and that was one of three times he led the NFL in punting. Dobnak gave up four hits and a walk and struck out four batters in his second straight start against the Tigers. He surrendered a season-high six runs and 12 hits in 4 1/3 innings at Detroit in his last outing. Taylor Rogers worked the seventh and final inning for his eighth save in 10 chances.The consecutive leadoff homers were the third allowed by Detroit starter Matt Boyd this season. He also gave up back-to-back home runs to the Chicago White Sox to start games on Aug. 12 and 17.MLB-INDIANS-FRANCONAIndians’ Francona recovering, still unable to rejoin teamCLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is feeling better after undergoing surgeries and a hospital stay, but it may be some time before he’s healthy enough to rejoin the AL Central leaders. The TCU-SMU matchup is just the latest game upended by COVID issues. North Carolina State game at Virginia Tech was moved from Sept. 12 to 26. Marshall and East Carolina postponed their Sept. 12 game and no makeup date has been set.In other outbreak news:—The Indianapolis Colts say they will allow a maximum of 2,500 fans at Lucas Oil Stadium for the team’s home opener Sept. 20 against the Minnesota Vikings. That number was determined following discussions with the Marion County Public Health Department and set to meet local, NFL and CDC guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19. But the Colts will not operate their Touchdown Town outside the stadium until further notice.TOPPS-SOFTBALL CARDSTopps to produce first women’s softball card set Francona has missed 23 games after having surgery for a gastrointestinal issue at the Cleveland Clinic and then having complications from blood clotting. Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti visited the 61-year-old Francona at his downtown apartment on Friday.Francona was forced to leave the team last month to address a gastrointestinal problem that he’s battled for nearly a year.In other MLB news:—St. Louis Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters has been activated from the 10-day injured list after being sidelined by a broken left big toe. Catcher Andrew Knizner was optioned to the team’s alternate training site to make room for Wieters, who is 0 for 12 in six games in his second season with St. Louis.NBA-KNICKS-COACHES Update on the latest sports NEW YORK (AP) — The Topps Company will create women’s professional softball cards for the first time in its 82-year history.Athletes Unlimited announced an agreement with Topps on Friday to create an online exclusive trading card set commemorating the new Athletes Unlimited league. The cards will be produced during the season and shipped when the set is completed. The set will include cards for 56 of the world’s top players, including 17 Olympians from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Italy. Topps will also offer a “Championship Set” starting Oct. 5 that will feature the Athletes Unlimited Softball League Champion, Defensive Player of the Season and other award and highlight cards. The season started Aug. 29 and will continue until Sept. 28. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULETwins beat Tigers 2-0 in first game of doubleheaderUNDATED (AP) — Jorge Polanco and Josh Donaldson hit back-to-back homers to lead off the bottom of the first inning and Randy Dobnak pitched five scoreless innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. Woodson returns to Knicks as assistant on Thibodeau’s staffUNDATED (AP) — Mike Woodson is returning to New York as an assistant on Tom Thibodeau’s (THIH’-buh-dohz) staff. He is the only Knicks coach to win a playoff series in the last two decades and the last one to even reach the postseason. Woodson was one of the assistant coaches announced today by the Knicks, who hired Thibodeau as their coach in July. The Knicks had already said that longtime Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne had left John Calipari’s staff to join Thibodeau. They have now added Johnnie Bryant as associate head coach, and Woodson and Andy Greer as assistant coaches. Woodson took the Knicks to the second round in 2013. NFL-WASHINGTON-PETERSON RELEASEDWashington releases Adrian Peterson Associated Press September 4, 2020last_img read more

USC looks to start spring with victory

first_imgThe USC women’s golf team, fresh off three top-10 finishes in the fall, kicks off its spring schedule Monday with the 2012 Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.Teeing off · Sophomore Sophia Popov was the best freshman in the country last season, winning Pac-10 and National Freshman of the Year. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports and Information DepartmentThe three-day tournament, held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, will feature 16 teams, including Pac-12 rivals UCLA and Oregon. The Women of Troy are the two-time defending champions of the tournament, winning individually in 1999 and 2006, and also capturing the 2008 Pac-10 title on the course.The team returns five golfers from the 2011 squad, which won four tournaments, including the 2011 Pac-10 Championship and the 2011 West NCAA Regional. The Women of Troy have been a consistent force in recent years, as evidenced by their top-five finishes in each of the last six years, and seven of the last nine.The Trojans are led by All-Americans senior Lisa McCloskey and sophomore Sophia Popov. The spring season is especially critical for Popov, whose productivity in the fall was hampered by a wrist injury that kept her out of the season-ending SEC/Pac-12. Popov rose to prominence as a freshman, garnering both National and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors while leading the Trojans to yet another strong finish.The team also returns junior Cyna Rodriguez, a 2010-11 All-Pac-10 honorable mention and regular starter last year, as well as senior Inah Park and sophomore Rachel Morris (2011 All-NCAA West Region), both of whom registered multiple starts. Additionally, the team features freshman Kristen Park, the nation’s top women’s recruit and Doris Chen, a leading recruit and former U.S. Girls’ junior champion.USC is anchored by coach Andrea Gaston, who is in her 16th year at the helm of the squad. Last year proved to be an especially successful year for Gaston, who was named National Golf Coaches Association National Coach of the Year for the second time, leading USC to four tournament victories.Though the Women of Troy were unable to replicate their dominance from the previous year, the fall season marked a trend of improvement. After starting slowly and finishing eighth at the 2011 Fall Preview in September, the team bounced back to finish in sixth place at October’s Stanford Intercollegiate tournament, which is even more impressive considering Popov’s wrist injury early in the second round of play. This was followed by an even stronger performance at the Pac-12 Challenge in November, where the Women of Troy tied for fourth — despite fielding four starters.“Our fab four have something in which they can be very proud,” Gaston said. “It was a big-time field, so this was a darn good performance to have low round of the day. It was a difficult and long course that required a lot of patience on the greens.”McCloskey provided the team’s most consistent effort, recording three top 10 finishes, including a mark of seventh at the Pac-12 Challenge to conclude the fall campaign.Following this tournament, the Trojans will have two weeks off before participating in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans Feb. 26-28.last_img read more

Ghana Blind football tournament kicks off Thursday

first_imgThe second edition of the Blind Football tournament known as the National Goalball Championship comes off from Thursday, September 21-25 at the UCC Sports Hall in Cape Coast.The biennial sports event is being partnered by the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) and it is being organized under the auspices of the Ghana Blind Sports Association for virtually impaired persons in SportsThe five-day event is expected to see all the 10 regions in Ghana competing for honours.Meanwhile, President of the Ghana Blind Sports Association, Eric Kissi believes the stage is set for another history to be made in the blind sports.“We are ready for the tournament, which will see more spectators coming to witness the games and for the Sports Minister to promise his presence I think many sports loving fans watching the ongoing WAFU competition in Cape Coast will take advantage to also make the tournament a must watch the competition,” Kissi told Starr Sports.Takoradi hosted the maiden edition, which was graced by the life patron of the Ghana Goalball Association Onsy Nathan Kwame Nkrumah, first son of Ghana’s late President Dr Kwame Nkrumah.last_img read more