The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) is calling for entries for its annual awards program, intended to honor the work of journalists and media institutions that performed with distinction in 2014.A PUL release said the competition, to be umpired by a carefully selected panel of judges comprising experienced and knowledgeable journalists, academics and other professionals, will award over 15 prizes.The competition is open to all journalists who are registered members of the Union, and covers radio, television, newspapers or the internet. Journalists are encouraged to submit their entries between April 15 and May 4. Late applications will be disqualified, said the PUL release.The Awards Committee will distribute entry forms for the institutional and the journalist of the year awards to be filled out, sealed up by media houses and submitted to the Union.Awards will be presented for the best work in each category during the PUL’s Annual Awards Night on Saturday, May 29, at a memorable event in Monrovia, which climaxes the 2015 World Press Freedom Day celebrations, the release signed by PUL Secretary General D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
It is thought Chelsea have been preparing this new deal for a number of months and it has been previously claimed it will make him the highest paid player at Stamford Bridge.Eden Hazard is currently Chelsea’s best-paid player, earning £220,000-per-week, but the Belgian has done little to dispel rumours his time in London is almost over.He ruled out leaving in the January transfer window, but when it was put to him that to win the Ballon d’Or – and be crowned the world’s best player – he would have to play in Spain, he said with a smile: “That’s why I want to go, maybe.” TOP WORK moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Popular transfer stories IN DEMAND Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 Kante played in every France game at the World Cup and recovered the ball more often than any other member of the squad. His team-mate Paul Pogba said that he “must have 15 lungs” and Didier Deschamps, the manager, called him the “essential element”. N’Golo Kante has added the World Cup to his list of honours Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED In an effort to keep Paris Saint-Germain away, Chelsea have offered N’Golo Kante a new contract.The 27-year-old midfielder still has three years left to run on his current deal, but the Premier League side want to tie him down for longer, according to the Mirror.Kante, who won the World Cup with France during the summer, cost the Blues £32million when he joined from Leicester in 2016.He was the double player of the year in his first season at Chelsea, having helped them to the Premier League title a year after doing the same with the Foxes. RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit?
CRANBROOK, B.C. – A man who pledged $7.5 million to a British Columbia junior hockey team has pleaded guilty to an unrelated fraud charge.Mike Gould of Calgary was charged with fraud and using a forged document over allegations he wrote bad cheques to a Cranbrook, B.C., restaurant.The owner of Northwest Grill claimed Gould hosted a dinner for the hockey team and others after making the multimillion-dollar announcement last October, but the $8,000 banquet bill went unpaid.Restaurant owner Jolene Salanski claimed cheques were provided to cover the costs, but there were insufficient funds in the accounts.Gould’s lawyer made the guilty plea to the fraud charge on Gould’s behalf in Cranbrook provincial court on Tuesday.He still faces the second charge of using a forged document and the case has been put over for disposition to Feb. 26.Gould could not immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday.He pledged to donate the cash to the Kimberley Dynamiters hockey club during a home game.At the time the announcement was made, Gould said he was born in Kimberley and grew up playing hockey there.He said he has two boys who play hockey in the city and the donation was a celebration of his love for family and the game.Gould has said he won a 2008 jackpot in a EuroMillions lottery but didn’t disclose the value.The team said it has yet to receive any money.Gould said in an interview in November that issues with his bank prevented the money from being transferred.The donation was also intended to provide funds for the Kimberley Minor Hockey Association, which said it has seen a drop in corporate sponsorship because of Gould’s pledge.(Cranbrook Daily Townsman)