The Ministry of Youth and Sports has released the fixture fot the Special Intra-Government Tournament with an adjustment from Wednesday, July 8 to Friday, July 10.Deputy Sports Minister and organizing Chairman of the tournament, Henry B. Yonton, Jr., said besides the adjustment of the date, the venue for the tournament has also been changed from Blue Field to the Antoinette Tubman Stadium from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily.Speaking to the Daily Observer yesterday, Deputy Minister Yonton said the change of the date, from the 9th -11th July to the 8th – 10th July was owing to the international female match between Liberia and Nigeria at the ATS, the venue of the recreational football and kickball tourney.Mr. Yonton said the eight participating teams, which reached the 2014 Intra-Governmental quarter-finals in the football and kickball editions, are part of the tournament.He reiterated that the reduction of participants in the tournament and the removal of the volleyball version are because of budget cut and lack of playing facilities in the country.The Intra-Governmental League, formerly Inter-Ministerial League, is a tournament that brings together all line ministries, agencies, public corporations and other branches of government together through various sporting disciplines.The multi-purpose SKD Sports Complex where most international games and national games are held is currently under renovation by the People’s Republic of China. According to the fixture on Wednesday, in kickball Nasscorp meets Ministry of State and Ministry of Finance and Development Planning faces Justice Ministry. In the football category, GAC hosts Nasscorp; Libtelco will lock horns with Defense and Judiciary engages the Legislature.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Promising Ipswich goalkeeper Michael Crowe has joined Woking on loan until the end of the season.The 19-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for Ipswich but was named among the substitutes at the weekend when they beat Watford.But with Paddy Kenny and Dean Gerken both now approaching full fitness, the Wales Under-19 star will find his first-team opportunities further limited at Portman Road.So Ipswich have decided to let Crowe join Conference side Woking until the summer so he can gain much-needed experience. Ipswich Town 1
The Columbian’s Vancouver Barracks pageSupporters of a proposed arts campus in Vancouver’s historic core have sent out a call for donations, eyeing a grant that could help get the project rolling.The Fort Vancouver National Trust is working to convert the former Vancouver Barracks’ Post Hospital into a center for arts and education. Trust officials said Thursday that they have an opportunity to get a $55,000 challenge grant from the city if they raise a matching $55,000 in private support.The emailed call for donations was signed by Val Ogden. She is not part of the Post Hospital renovation team; but as a leader in the campaign for a performing arts center, Ogden is definitely an ally.“We see that collaboration in our self-interest,” Ogden said.Officials of the nonprofit Fort Vancouver National Trust are seeking the donations through Wednesday. Development Director Alishia Topper said the grant money would help turn public input, collected a year ago, into Phase 1 of the project.“It’s the next big step,” Topper said.That would include defining the scope of work, evaluating the building’s structural issues and assessing historical features that would have a bearing on future uses.