first_imgWhat promises to be an exciting debate will be held on Thursday, June 18, between two student candidates for the forthcoming Student Council elections of the Daniel E. Davis Elementary and Senior High School in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.The candidates are Ms. Jessey Sayon of the Students Alliance for Change (SAC) and Mr. Samuel S. O. Aliebe of the Students Union for Progressive Academic Change (SUPAC).They are both 12th graders.“I have no doubt that my fellow students will vote for me,” Ms. Sayon told the Daily Observer in an interview, recently. She said her party’s name, Students Alliance for Change, will ensure necessary changes in the school for the student population of about 900.“This forthcoming debate will help me to explain some of the changes that I expect to bring to the school, the diminutive Jessey told the Daily Observer.With hobbies including reading, singing and a spirit of leadership, Ms. Jessey said one of her advocacies would include encouraging fellow students to devote more time to their studies to achieve positive academic results.SUPAC standard bearer Aliebe told the Daily Observer that unity and academic change are needed at Diana E. Davis Elementary and Senior High School.“I will be doing exactly what the name of my party says,” Aliebe said, “I will work with the administration to ensure that students enjoy the academic year.”A lover of sports, Aliebe loves quizzes and debates. “In all I really like quizzing and I am part of the school’s quiz team,” he said.The elections will take place at the school’s campus on June 19, the day after the debate, and both candidates are convinced that victory is certain.However, they both separately pledged to work with the eventual winner to ensure academic progress at the school.A five-person elections commission, with Mr. Abraham K. Dogba as chairman, has been set up.“I expect an interesting debate on June 18 between the two brilliant candidates,” Dogba said, “and with what we are doing we hope that Liberia can look at our example to identify only two political parties for the country.”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_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has told Arsenal and any other interested clubs to forget about signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The striker has 27 goals in 27 games so far this season and was recently named African Footballer of the Year for 2015.It has led to the Gabon international being linked with a £40m move to Arsenal, while other Premier League clubs are also interested.However, Watzke has now hit out at such talk and insisted Dortmund will not be selling any of their star players.“I can rule out transfer of any of our top performers now. That’s definitely not on our agenda,” said Watzke.“Every week there is some nonsense [in the press]. Gundogan and Hummels, they were supposed to be gone last season. This will start all over again.” 1last_img read more

first_img Mario Balotelli is set to leave Liverpool after a disappointing two-year spell Mario Balotelli’s agent insists it is “never too late” for the Liverpool striker as he looks to find a way out of Anfield.Mino Raiola has been tasked with finding a destination for the 25-year-old Italian frontman, who has not travelled with the Reds’ squad to the United States after being told by manager Jurgen Klopp he has no future at the club.The likes of Sampdoria, newly-promoted Serie A side Crotone and former club Inter Milan have all been linked with moves to take the striker back to his homeland.And while Raiola refused to discuss his potential next destination, the agent insisted Balotelli still has what it takes to perform at the top level.“In life it’s never too late,” Raiola told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.“If you think Mario makes me despair, you’re wrong because his life has improved a lot and now he just needs the right opportunity.“Where will he go? I’m saying nothing. Let’s see what happens. I won’t close the door on any solution. That goes for Mario and all my players.“I listen to what is offered to me and then I decide along with them.” 1last_img read more

first_imgBY CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE: It may be late February but with a fierce edge on the field and a crowd of over 11,000 in the stands, Sunday’s scuffle could easily have passed for high Summer.Donegal and Mayo have shared a tempestuous recent history and there was certainly no love lost between those in battle. This Donegal team’s finest hour came at the expense of Mayo but since then it is the men from Davitt country who’ve bossed the meetings. Going into the game with two league wins from two, Donegal generally might not have been majorly bothered about getting a third win but the opposition dictated their mood – they wanted this one.It was tight and claustrophobic for long spells and the hosts took longer to settle with many of their main men struggling to put a stamp on proceedings. Martin O’Reilly and Patrick McBrearty didn’t see much of the ball early on with Donegal finding it difficult to escape Mayo’s clutches around the middle third.Most of Peter Boyle’s kick outs were won by the visitors and it is in these situations where Paul Durcan’s absence, in particular the big man’s laser like ability to find his teammates with short to mid range kicks, is most keenly felt. In the opening quarter, Donegal just needed an outlet ball to stem the tide but Mayo’s high press made it very difficult.With so many switches around the middle third, Rory Kavanagh and Micheal Carroll were late additions to the starting line-up, Donegal seemed a bit at sea and this gave Mayo’s half back line licence and room to get forward. Shane Nally, Lee Keegan, and Brendan Harrison all got on the score sheet after running from deep.Martin McElhinney’s introduction added some much needed ball-winning and ball-carrying finesse to the equation and he helped his side stay in contention at a time when they were clearly second best. A majestic point from Ryan McHugh along with the free-taking of McBrearty and Michael Murphy meant Mayo were never more than a couple of scores ahead and the half finished with just the minimum between the sides.Louis Van Gaal recently complained that the ‘Law of Murphy’ was afflicting his Manchester United team but we’ve no such objections in Donegal – Michael’s antenna was firmly back in tune, striking some crucial frees throughout.Mayo impressed for long spells but there doesn’t seem to have been any major shift in their style of play since the appointment of Stephen Rochford. Granted, as a top tier team, it could be argued that they don’t need to alter things too much; to finally get their hands on the Holy Grail though they need to add another couple of strings to their bow.Their game plan over the past few years has certainly caused plenty of trouble for Donegal, who can’t quite seem to figure out how best to play against Mayo; a spell of three and a half years without a Donegal victory in the fixture tells its own story.However, Donegal know if they can break Mayo’s first high line of defence then their pace and skill can reap rewards and that is why they persist in attempting to go through that green and red wall; easier said than done of course. It’s a high risk strategy that Mayo consistently employ and ultimately forms a large part of the testimony as to why this group haven’t got their All-Ireland – when it works it suffocates teams but when it doesn’t, they’re woefully exposed at the back.And so it came to pass. Leo McLoone was the beneficiary, raising a green flag after a move which could have seen any of four Donegal players apply the finishing touch such was the overlap created.It was a trademark ice-cool strike from McLoone, who was bizarrely described by James McCartan on RTE’s highlights programme as ‘not being noted for his finishing’. One of Leo’s more important Donegal goals came in the 2012 Ulster Final against Down…..any guesses on who was patrolling the side line at Clones that day? It was of course none other than, Mr McCartan!Christy Toye played a vital role in setting up the goal, a key moment in the midst of what was an impressive cameo, similar to what he did against the same opposition in the 2012 All-Ireland Final. That score finally gave Donegal a strong foothold in the game and they closed out proceedings efficiently in the remaining minutes.As well another decent score line posted, the most striking number on Donegal’s side of the ledger was the seven yellow cards issued to them. Those cards, along with the black issued to Neil Gallagher, didn’t have a bearing on the final outcome and Barry Cassidy might well be a relieved man because of that. He undoubtedly would have come in for some stinging criticism had the home side been on the wrong side of the result such was his shortcomings.Mayo’s first citizen recently called his people whingers but both sides were united in their moaning as the man in the middle was close to losing control of the game.You can generally tell early on in a match how a referee will perform and whether or not they have a feel for the game; from the off, Cassidy’s decisions suggested he and the players were on different wavelengths. Mayo won two frees in the opening minutes following minimal contact in the tackle but their tactic of going to ground quickly earned dividends.Donegal on the other hand appeared to be punished for their honesty; in their attempts to break that Mayo line of pressure, they kept pumping the legs looking to break tackles despite often being fouled in doing so. When the frees didn’t come, turnovers and a Mayo counter-attack was the usual consequence.In isolation, each of the referee’s interpretations at either end of the field were legitimate but there was no consistency evident between one and the other and that’s what infuriates players and supporters alike.Eventually Donegal’s frustrations came to a head after the award of the penalty but they subsequently used their narkiness to good effect to change the picture on the scoreboard.Much of Donegal’s fine play in the opening two matches was attributed to the young guns but yesterday some of the old warriors were key to dragging their side over the line. As well as Toye, the introduction of Anthony Thompson at half-time proved crucial. A steadying influence in defence, he also powered forward and carried the ball with purpose and intent.Kavanagh in midfield produced a massive display and showed what a coup it is to have him back in the fold.One man stood out clearly from the rest though and that was Paddy McGrath. As might be obvious at this stage, the standard of punditry on national media, particularly from state broadcaster, is somewhat of a pet hate with this writer. So it was a pleasant surprise that TG4 managed to restore some faith in the art of analysis by selecting Paddy McGrath as their man of the match yesterday.In truth it was par for the course from the ever reliable Ardara dynamo; he’s one of those players, much like Denis Irwin in his pomp, who consistently performs well and often plays brilliantly. Paddy displayed his usual terrier-like instinct as a marker, carried the ball wonderfully and injected pace into countless Donegal attacks.Unfortunately he wasn’t able to register a first ever league point despite his endeavour getting him into some scoreable positions. It is McGrath’s default setting to make the piercing run before laying off to a team-mate, as he did for Murphy’s glorious late point, but a bit of work on the training field with Karl Lacey and we might see the marauding corner-back adding the finishing touch to his own good work.There was immense satisfaction around MacCumhaill Park at the final whistle, perhaps even a sense of smugness from the home contingent. It was an absorbing contest, you couldn’t take your eyes off it – quite literally for many a parent in attendance judging by the number of missing children announced over the loud speaker.The net effect from Sunday in league terms is that Donegal have no worries about dropping to Division Two and barring a surprise will qualify for the semi-finals. More importantly though, the team laid down a psychological marker for the year by beating a fellow member of top the four.Donegal sit on top of the table and what happens now is up to Rory Gallagher. Does he push on and challenge for a league title? Does he experiment with team selection and/or his game plan? Does he get the older panellists up to speed? Maybe it will be a case of all of the above. Either way, it’s a great position for the manager to be in as he prepares to pit his wits against the Kingdom next week in the land of Healy-Rae.CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: FIERCE EDGE OVER MAYO BEFORE TRIP TO HEALY-RAE LAND was last modified: March 1st, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cathal Mac SuibhnedonegalGAA blogKerryMayolast_img read more

first_imgGlenswilly GAA notesSeniors face MacCumhaillsAll roads lead to O’Donnell Park this Saturday afternoon when the seniors face MacCumhaills in the Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Senior Championship Quarter. Throw-in for the game is at 4pm. Get out and support the lads. MinorsThe Northern Board Division 2 Minor Football Championship final between Glenswilly and Cloughaneely will take place in Convoy on Friday 23 September at 6.30pm.Mickey Mulhern from St Eunan’s will referee the game. The club is encouraging all members to come out and get behind the lads who have played so well this season to get to the final. Best of luck lads.ThirdsNext up for the Thirds is the Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Senior C ChampionshipSean Mac Cumhaill v Glenswilly on the Sunday 2nd October at 12pm. The venue not yet decided. All-Ireland ticketsAny club member looking to go into the draw for an All-Ireland ticket should email club secretary Aisling McDaid at The deadline is 5pm on Friday coming and no names will be taken after that.LottoThe winner of last week’s club lotto was Stephen McDaid of Glenkeeragh who matched 3 numbers. The winning number were 6,15,19 and 21. Please continue to support the lotto each week as it is a vital source of revenue for the club.U13s Glenswilly v Robert Emmets Castlefinn at 6.45pm in Glenswilly Friday 23rd Sept has now been postponed.Burt v Glenswilly As at 12noon in Burt on Sunday, 25th SeptInishowen League Finals U9s and U11s 23rd Sept in BuncranaGlenswilly are in 2 finals for U9 at 6.45pm against BuncranaThe U11s play at 7.45pm against Malin. Please come support as all money raised at the gates in towards Children’s Cancer. U13 GirlsGlenswilly v Robert Emmets at home at 5pm on 2nd OctU16 GirlsGlenswilly play away to Malin at 12 noon on the 1st OctLadies League final fixed for 2nd Oct no time/ venue yet availableCounty Board Fixtures this weekend in Glenswilly Sun 25th SeptMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure Intermediate B ChampionshipGleann Súilí 13:00 Naomh Bríd V Naomh ColmcilleMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure Intermediate ChampionshipGleann Súilí 14:30 Beart V Cloich Cheann FhaolaJiving lessonsJiving lessons will start int he Club hall from 23rd Sept to 4th November 8pm -10pm and there for also be a dance on the 28th October in the Station House Hotel for all the new jivers. Everyone Welcome.BingoBingo continues in the hall each and every Wednesday at 9pm. More than €2,000 in prize-money each night so get along early.GAA news: Glenswilly face MacCumhaills in Championship quarter-final was last modified: September 20th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday FOOTBALL LATEST ALTERED What is the team news? Getty Here’s the #NFFC team news for today’s game against @BCFC, brought to you in association with @BetBright.#ThatLovingFeeling— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 25, 2018 Karanka’s side are yet to lose but have drawn three of their games smart causal highlights 1 possible standings Birmingham arrive still searching for their first win of the new campaign after a defeat in midweek against Bolton.Garry Monk was left frustrated as his side dominated for much of the game, before losing to a late Will Buckley strike.What time is kick-off?This match is scheduled for Saturday, August 25.Chosen as the evening kick-off, things get going at 5.30pm.Forest have won the last two meetings between the sides here, winning 2-1 last season thanks to goals from Joe Lolley and Matty Cash.How can I listen on talkSPORT?The game is being broadcast live right here on talkSPORT2.Tune in from 5.15pm for coverage using either your DAB radio or our web player. Nottingham Forest remain unbeaten in the Championship as the welcome Birmingham to the City Ground.But Aitor Karanka’s men have three draws from their opening four games, and will be hoping to turn those stalemates into three points on a more regular basis. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack impact TEAM: Here’s how Blues line-up for today’s game at the City Ground.📋 #BluesLIVE— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) August 25, 2018last_img read more

first_imgThe last tragic victim of the Nazareth House nursing home tragedy was laid to rest today.Family and friends gathered at St.Mary’s Church in Cockhill, Buncrana in the bitter cold to say a final fond farewell to Sister Eugene Fullerton.The 85 year old nun was the sixth person to die from an outbreak of flu at the nursing home in Fahan on the Inishowen Peninsula. In a touching mass, parish priest of Fahan, Fr Neil McGoldrick, said the thoughts and prayers of the entire community were with Sister Eugene and all those who had died in recent days.The funeral mass was due to take place at Nazareth House but was moved because of quarantine restrictions still in place at the home overlooking the shores of Lough Swilly.Fr.McGoldrick was assisted at the mass by Monsigner Eamon Martin, administrator of the Diocese of Derry, Fr Raphael Januski and Fr Carlo Centra and Fr Paddy Doherty.Predeceased by her mother and father Catherine and Alexander and brother many of Sister Eugene’s cousins attended the mass. Her sister Kathleen is still a resident at Nazareth House.Nazareth House was represented by the Superior, Sister Alice Kirwin and a number of other nuns.Born Bridget Fullerton on the Inishowen Peninsula in Drumfries, Sister Eugene had worked in many places including Sligo, Birmingham, Liverpool, Swansea, Plymouth, Hammersmith, Glasgow, Nottingham before coming to Nazareth House in 2001.Fr.McGoldrick said many people did not know the real Sister Eugene as her health had already started to fail when she arrived back in Co Donegal.However he spoke of a very independent woman, with a great sense of humour who spoke her mind. As well as spending her years working in catering for the Sisters of Nazareth, she was also a charitable collector.“Some of you knew her at least to some degree and those of you who did knew she was a person who wouldn’t let you off. She knew how to make her point. She was witty with her answers – someone who could hold her own. Jolly and kind into to the bargain and yet a very private person.And he added “She liked an odd drop of sherry. If a person hadn’t filled the glass up enough she would always remark that there was a lot of glass in the sherry,” he joked.Fr McGoldrick said the late Sister Eugene was a very strong woman who once fell down an escalator at a train station and received serious bruising. However she would not hear of being treated and just carried on with her business.He said she liked the simply things in life and took great pleasure from a little dog named Pippa which she once owned.TRAGIC NAZARETH HOUSE NUN LAID TO REST was last modified: April 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Nazareth HouseSister Eugene Fullertonlast_img read more

first_imgA man who was ordered to stay out of Buncrana by a Judge has been remanded in custody  after being caught at a house in the town.Brian McLaughlin is banned from the Inishowen town as he faces a number of charges relating to an incident there.However, Gardai told Letterkenny District Court this morning they arrested McLaughlin after an incident in which criminal damage was caused. McLaughlin’s solicitor Ms Donna Ponsonby told the court the only reason her client was there was because his brother had been injected with heroin at a house party.Garda Michael Hooks told the court that this was the case as an ambulance had been summoned to a house at The Hawthorns estate in Buncrana as there had been an incident involving heroin.Judge Paul Kelly told the court that it was the emergency services’ role to answer such calls.McLaughlin’s mother asked if she could address the court.She told Judge Kelly that the only reason her son was in Buncrana was because her other son had been injected with heroin.She asked the Judge not to remand her son in custody.“I’m begging you. My son was injected with heroin and could have died. That was the only reason he was there,” said Mrs McLaughlin.Garda Hooks said McLaughlin had been very co-operative when arrested but Judge Kelly then asked him if he wanted him remanded in custody and he said he did.Judge Kelly remanded McLaughlin, with an address of 2 Canal Road, Letterkenny, in custody to appear at a future sitting of Harristown District Court.MAN BARRED FROM BUNCRANA ENTERED TOWN BECAUSE HIS BROTHER WAS INJECTED WITH HEROIN was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgConnecting the Coolest Place is what this autumn’s Donegal Tourism Seminar which is due to take place tomorrow in the Garden Suite at Harvey’s Point Hotel, will be focusing on.With a great line up of tourism and travel experts set to share their expertise on emerging travel trends, tourism strategies and marketing techniques, this seminar is a must for any business operating in the tourism sector in Donegal.Speaking prior to the event Barney McLaughlin Head of Tourism at Donegal County Council believes that this seminar is all about enabling greater collaboration and networking among tourism providers in Donegal. He said “It’s all about collaboration and networking opportunities and this is why we decided to organise a facilitated networking session in the afternoon – to give providers a chance to talk to each other and brainstorm ideas with regards to the development of tourism marketing and business activities that they feel Donegal as a county could benefit from”.Guest speakers include Founder and Managing Director of Michael Collins; General Manager of the Shandon Hotel & Spa, Carolynne Harrison; Social Media & Digital Expert Greg Fry; Wild Atlantic Way Manager at Fáilte Ireland Joan Crawford; and Managing Director & Publisher of National Geographic Traveller (UK) Matthew Jackson.This seminar is one of a series of seminars hosted twice a year by Donegal County Council’s Tourism Unit.“We believe that it is important for the Tourism Sector in Donegal to be kept fully informed of the changing needs of the global travel and tourism industry” says Barney McLaughlin. He added “Donegal is competing in an increasingly competitive environment and in many cases we are punching above our weight when it comes to destination brand recognition. Accolades such as ‘the coolest place on the planet’ by National Geographic Traveller (UK) and the ‘Medias favourite place in Ireland’ an award bestowed on Donegal at the Media Travel Awards in Dublin earlier this year, are extremely important for a location such as Donegal.”“We now need to make sure that we maximise the opportunities presented to us by these prestigious accolades and the tourism trade in Donegal is critical to ensuring that this happens. Our visitors are becoming more and more discerning and we need to ensure that Donegal is well positioned to meet the expectations of our visitors”.This seminar will take place in Harvey’s Point Hotel, Lough Eske, Donegal Town at 9.30am on Thursday 26 October Travel & tourism experts helping to connect the Coolest Place was last modified: October 25th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGo Visitseminartourismlast_img read more