(From right) Johnson Gbartea, George S. Rogers, Jr, Hassan Corneh and Sekou S. Kanneh,Jr, four of the nine Liberian referees approved by FIFA Referee Committee(Photo: Anthony Kokoi)Nine Liberian referees have been approved by Referees Committee of football world governing body (FIFA) to officiate in international football competitions in 2019.The nine referees were selected from 12 names submitted by the Liberia Football Referee Committee. According to a release from the Liberia Football Association, a communication from FIFA thanked the local football house for nominating international referees for 2019.A release from the LFA listed the names of referees and assistant football referees have been approved by the FIFA Referee Committee. Center Referees accepted by FIFA include, Jerry S. Yekah, George S. Rogers, Jr., newly appointed Security General Isaac T. Z. Montgomery and Hassan Corneh, while Johnson Gbartea, Abraham Boye Fahnbulleh, Sekou S. Kanneh, Jr. and Joel Wanka Doe were the Assistant Referees accepted.FIFA has also accepted Sylvina Welma Garnett as Female International referee from Liberia for 2019. Sylvina is the first female referee to be accepted from Liberia in the last eight years.The FIFA Referees Committee congratulated the referees on their selection and hopes they live up to the confidence reposed in them.In less than a week, the Liberia Football Referee Association (LIFRA) has more to celebrate following the appointment of Isaac Montgomery as Secretary General of the FA and the approval of nine of their colleagues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Kipchoge who began the year by winning the London Marathon made – London Marathon champion the biggest improvement on a men’s marathon world record since 1967.🚨Alert🚨#AthleticsAwards announcement 🤩@EliudKipchoge is one of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2018✅Retweet this post to vote for him👇 pic.twitter.com/GQB01Ya6cj— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 23, 2018Also shortlisted are Diamond League champions Timothy Cheruiyot and Emmanuel Korir who dominated the 1500m and 800m races respectively this season, adding on with medals at continental championships.Youngster Korir who finished second at the African Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba, Nigeria enjoyed a good season in only his second year donning the Kenyan red also won the Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech republic as well as earning the world lead and the world’s fastest at 800m since 2012.Timothy Cheruiyot smiles after victory at the Rome IAAF Diamond League on May 31, 2018. PHOTO/IAAFCheruiyot who has played second fiddle to training partner Elijah Manangoi in major championships won nine out of 11 races he entered to compete at the Diamond League and enjoys world leads at both the 1500m and mile.🚨Alert🚨#AthleticsAwards announcement 🤩@Tim_Cheruiyot is one of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2018✅Retweet this post to vote for him👇 pic.twitter.com/MCwc5oMCZr— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 23, 2018The soft-spoken 24-year old finished in silver medal positions at the African Championships and Commonwealth Games, both behind Manangoi.They will compete for the crown alongside the United States sprints duo of Chris Coleman and Noah Lyles as well as South African long-jumper Luvo Manyonga.Kipchoge, Cheruiyot and Korir have the task of seeing the title come back to Kenya for the first time in eight years after David Rudisha won it in 2010. He was the first and only Kenyan athlete to win the award.🚨Alert🚨#AthleticsAwards announcement 🤩@EEmmanuelkorir is one of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2018✅Retweet this post to vote for him👇 pic.twitter.com/3pVr2AgG8b— IAAF (@iaaforg) October 23, 2018US athlete Christian Coleman broke the 60 meter indoor world record at the Clemson Invitational track meet crossing the line in 6.37 seconds to surpass the previous record of 6.39Last year’s title was won by Qatari high-jumper Mutaz Barshim.A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the IAAF’s social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.Voting for the Male World Athlete of the Year closes on 13 November. At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.Nominees for Male Athlete of the YearTimothy Cheruiyot (KEN)– World leads at both 1500m and one mile, with nine out of 11 wins across those distances– Diamond League champion– Silvers at the Commonwealth Games and African Championships Christian Coleman (USA)– World indoor record and world indoor champion at 60m– World lead and Diamond League champion at 100m Armand Duplantis (SWE)– European champion at pole vault with a world-leading height– World under-20 champion– Eight world under-20 records or bests, indoors and out Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)– London Marathon champion– Berlin Marathon champion with the biggest improvement on a men’s marathon world record since 1967Emmanuel Korir (KEN)– World lead and the world’s fastest at 800m since 2012– Diamond League champion, Continental Cup winner and African Championships silver– World number six at 400m Noah Lyles (USA)– World lead and unbeaten in his five races at 200m, including at the Diamond League final– Continental Cup winner at 100m & 4x100m– World lead at 150m straight Luvo Manyonga (RSA)– Diamond League and Commonwealth Games champion at long jump– Silvers at World Indoor and African Championships Kevin Mayer (FRA)– World Indoor champion at heptathlon– World record at decathlon, when he scored exactly the same number of points on each of the two daysAbderrahman Samba (QAT)– World lead and unbeaten in nine finals at 400m hurdles, setting the world’s quickest time since 1992– Asian Games champion at 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay– Continental Cup winner– Asian Indoor champion at 4x400m relay Tomas Walsh (NZL)– World lead with the world’s longest shot put since 2003– World Indoor, Commonwealth Games and Diamond League champion0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eliud Kipchoge crosses the line to win the 2018 Berlin Marathon in a new World Record time of 2:01:39NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – World Marathon Record Holder and Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge leads a list of three Kenyans who have been named in the final shortlist of 10 for the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award.Kipchoge who stunned the world in September cutting almost a minute and a half to set a new World Record of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds is seen as the front runner for the award to be dished out at the IAAF gala in Monaco in December.
More headaches for Eurostar travellers returning back to work from holiday celebrations in the United Kingdom could take place as severe weather could see the same issues which afflicted the train company over Christmas.Already four services were cancelled on Thursday, as Eurostar warns travellers on other scheduled services that there could be “possible delay” due to “severe weather in the UK and France”.“For Friday 8 January and the weekend, Eurostar expects to operate near normal services. There may be a small number of planned cancellations depending on the severity of the weather,” said Eurostar in a statement.This new incident comes just as the company was starting to recover from its pre-Christmas cancellations which saw thousands stranded after “fluffy” snow melted and is believed to have short-circuited trains passing through the Channel Tunnel.Earlier in the week Richard Brown, Eurostar CEO, issued an open letter of apology to the travel trade whose clients had been affected in the disruptions.“I would like to offer my most heartfelt apology to all of our customers and any of your travellers who were inconvenienced as a result of events last week,” said Mr Brown.“I fully appreciate that this situation, particularly for those travellers involved in Friday and Saturday’s train failures, was very difficult and I would like to assure you that I will do everything in my power to ensure that this kind of incident will not happen again.”Ironically in the open letter Mr Brown notes that all passengers travelling for Christmas had now all been accommodated and that Eurostar’s services had returned to normal. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/29808/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X