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Salinsa: ‘Lone Star Will Rise Again’

first_imgIn a personal response to the national soccer team’s recent disaster in Tunisia, losing 4-1 and as a result losing its position for the 2017 Gabon Nations Cup, head coach James Debbah issued a brief statement on his Facebook page, wishing for a brighter future. Below is his statement:“We will rise again I am not deterred, nor disappointed…we will keep on pushing until we get it right. “With adequate resources and an extended development program this team will be great. Liberia’s best national team on record (GW 11) took 16 years to develop. “The formation of that organization started in 1986 when a group of 30 young players (Oppong and others) traveled to Brazil on a 6 month training program. “It took us 10 years after that training (1996) to qualify for Liberia’s 1st CAN competition in South Africa, then it took another 6 years (2002) to qualify for our 2nd; now you do the math…16 years of cohesion.“I’ve been on this job for only 18 months and look how far we are. No time to shift blames, we fell as a team, and we will rise again as a team.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Muslims End Ramadan

first_imgHundreds of Muslims prostrate in prayer in the early hours of Sunday marking the end of Ramadan.By Alvin WorziMuslims in Liberia yesterday joined others around the world to celebrate the end of this year’s Ramadan with prayers, feasting and exchange of gifts among family members and friends.Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar. During the month long fast, Muslims are required to show kindness to others, including non-Muslims and other living creatures. They abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs (including sex and smoking). Ramadan began on May 25 and ended at dusk, Saturday.“We aim to do our best and celebrate all the good deeds that we tried to achieve during Ramadan,” Mohammed A. Kamara, one of the imams said.Mr. Kamara said he was delighted that Muslims of Liberia completed this year’s Ramadan with prayers for peace and prosperity for the nation and its people.He said: “I want to thank all our Muslim brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers for going through this process and praying for Liberia and the people.”He said this is one of the most important days in Islam, when they greet each other with ‘Eid Mubarak,’ which means “blessed Eid.”He said Muslims believe Prophet Mohammed received a series of revelations from God which combined to form the Koran. They believe the Koran was revealed during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan, and many Muslims will try to recite as much of the Koran as they can during Ramadan.Mr. Kamara added that in one’s journey, family values play an integral role as the bedrock of every venerated and spiritual leader “and we say Happy Eid Mubarak to all Muslims and may Allah accept our prayers and grant us al-Jannah.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stabroek Market “is in a bad shape” – Vendors

first_img… leaking roof affect sellers…wharf rehabilitation still pendingA section of the wharf which was destroyed by fireIt has been more than half a year since the Stabroek Market Wharf was cordoned off for commencement of much needed rehabilitation works, and numerous other problems have since arisen on its main edifice, including leaks during the rainy periods that affect a number of vendors.A group of merchants have voiced their concerns to Guyana Times in light of the onset of the current rainy season, wherein several damages have been caused.Fazir (only name provided) explained that while works were done externally to give the market a facelift, the internal facilities are somewhat worrying.Heavy rainfall over the past few days has resulted in leakages from the roof, and dry goods and clothes from neighbouring stalls have been damaged. Fazir explained that this is usually the norm, and merchants are forced to operate in an uncomfortable environment.“The outside of the market look nice, but when you come in here on a rainy day and see what we paying for, you would be surprised. From the night before, we got to set a bucket and look after if rain might fall. This market is in a bad shape, and it’s not nice to be selling here in this condition,” he declared.He added, “I get goods that, if water touch it, I will suffer the loss. City Council won’t come and reimburse nobody. Then other people get clothes that could wet. They can’t display the clothes, cause the roof leaking bad.”Fazir said that, along with this dilemma, the electricity and water supply is unreliable.“The electrical setup is a hazard. If the lights not blinking, it not working. Sometimes it don’t come on, or we get blackout and we got to wait for hours…sometimes days,” he disclosed.Meanwhile, another vendor pointed out that he markets vegetables in close proximity to the wharf, and the downpours have severely affected his business.It is the same situation for persons at the Stabroek Bazaar, which reportedly is often flooded.WharfMeanwhile, six months after 70 persons were vacated to rehabilitate the Stabroek Wharf, works are yet to commence. Vendors are fearful that the structure might collapse.A recent visit to the wharf saw many vagrants occupying the uninhabited stalls, while the floor was thatched together with loose wood.One individual whose stall was closed said he had moved over to the Route 42 bus park with expectation that the wharf would be fixed soon enough. However, the delay in effecting those works has caused him much worry.“I want go back at the wharf. All of we waiting, and we ain’t seeing nothing happening. If they leff it like this and a couple more months pass, it gon fall down…that gon affect the front side of the building, and then is a bigger problem,” he said as he gestured.Last November, a fire suspected to be arson destroyed a section of the structure. Since beginning of June 2016, former Town Clerk Royston King had announced that works would commence on the structure after Council had received word from the Public Infrastructure Ministry to go ahead with the project.He had said that the budget for the complete refurbishment of the Wharf has been pegged at some $400 million. After the wharf has been rehabilitated, he had disclosed, the section of the market which faces the Demerara River would be converted into a mall that includes a boardwalk and entertainment areas.The plans concerning the wharf had been met with approval from the vendors, and they were informed that they would be required to pay a larger sum to rent spaces on the new structure. But after more than three years, those works have not been undertaken.last_img read more

Sports briefs

first_imgClijsters’ season may be limited BRUSSELS, Belgium – Former U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters may miss the French Open and limit her farewell season further to reduce the risk of injury. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants more than a piece of his father’s company. He wants his stepmother to give him majority ownership, a negotiating demand that might force him to part ways with Dale Earnhardt Inc. after this season. His DEI contract is up at the end of the year, and negotiations have been tense since Teresa Earnhardt seemingly questioned his commitment to the team in a December interview. Clijsters, ranked fourth in the world, pulled out of this week’s Open Gaz de France in Paris because of a sore hip to ensure she could play in next week’s Diamond Games in Antwerp – her last tournament in her Belgian homeland before retiring at the end of the year. Rathman joins Raiders staff OAKLAND – Tom Rathman, a two-time Super Bowl champion as a player with the San Francisco 49ers, was hired as the Raiders’ running backs coach. The Raiders also hired Taver Johnson as an assistant defensive line coach. Johnson had been the defensive coordinator at Miami of Ohio. No. 1 Blue Devils top Tar Heels center_img CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Abby Waner scored six of her 16 points during a key second-half spurt, and No. 1 Duke held off No. 2 North Carolina 64-53. Wanisha Smith had all 17 of her points in the first half, Lindsey Harding had 16 points and Alison Bales had 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils (25-0, 10-0 ACC). Damages sought in Sutton crash TULSA, Okla. – A woman injured last year in a drunken-driving accident involving former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton is seeking more than $125,000 in a legal claim filed with the state. Teresa Barnard says the university and its employees were “grossly negligent and in reckless disregard” of her rights and those of the public. James, former NFL player, dies MASSILLON, Ohio – Tommy James, a defensive back who played for legendary coach Paul Brown in high school, college and two professional leagues, has died. He was 83. James played for Brown at Massillon High School and Ohio State before rejoining him with the Cleveland Browns in 1948 after a year in Detroit. Wilson drops out of Cup Challenge LAS VEGAS – Blaine Wilson’s return to competitive gymnastics was set back when he pulled out of the Winter Cup Challenge because of a right biceps tear. Wilson, the five-time United States champion who retired in July 2005, said the injury occurred in early December when he was working on his rings sequence. Notables TENNIS: Fresh off her Australian Open title, Serena Williams has agreed to play for the U.S. Fed Cup team … Martina Sucha of Slovakia upset top-seeded Marion Bartoli of France in three sets and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pattaya Women’s Open … Defending champion Amelie Mauresmo battled past Nathalie Dechy 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Gaz de France quarterfinals. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Alarcón proposes hiring Fuentes

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The contract did raise some eyebrows in City Hall. Fuentes had filed papers to run for the 7th Council District but dropped out when Alarc n entered the race, raising speculation that a deal was brokered. Alarc n and Fuentes have denied that. Fuentes is now running for the state’s 39th Assembly District seat, which was held by Alarc n until he vacated it for the council spot, and he has the councilman’s support. To help ease his return to Council District 7, Councilman Richard Alarc n has proposed a two-month contract of up to $20,000 for Felipe Fuentes, the chief of staff to former Councilman Alex Padilla. The contract, which will be voted on by the City Council next week, covers April 9 through June 16, and as-needed consultations with Fuentes over district issues. Saeed Ali, Alarc n’s chief of staff, said that as a longtime Sacramento staffer who has never worked in L.A. City Hall, he needed Fuentes’ help to set up the office and organize constituent meetings. Some weeks, Fuentes was working 35 hours for Alarc n’s office. “As much as council members like to think they can do it all, they need the staff,” Alarc n said. “For me to move forward, we needed that transition help.” last_img read more

DD LOCAL: CHILDREN’S BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTS IN ANNAGRY

first_imgJimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community NotesCHILDRENS BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTSDublin based children’s book author and illustrator Adrienne Geoghegan will facilitate a 5 day course in Annagry Community Hall. This course will be held from Monday July 21st until Friday July 25th from 10am-4pm. Subjects will include “How to write in Pictures, building a story framework, physical structure of a picture book” among many other valuable topics. For further information, email Kim at poearthpots@gmail.com To view Ms. Geoghegan’s portfolio visit http://www.adriennegeoghegan.com/site/portfolio/box-art/LOTTOThe numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on June 25th were 2-10-11-24. There was no winner of the €1280 jackpot. Declan McGinley Coilcheim, Danny Tim Rodgers Baile Ciarraí and Catherine Gallagher Mullachdubh matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on July 2th is €1340. If you’re not in, you can’t win!GAA TRAINING Peil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays.THE OLD RAILWAY WALKThanks to all who supported the Annual Summers Evening Walk on the old railway line in Burtonport recently. The weather was perfect, the turnout fabulous and it was a very pleasurable evening. €300 was raised on the night with an additional €20 collected later. Thanks to all who took part.100 CLUB DRAWThe following people win prizes in the June draw recently. €500 Kathleen McGinley Calhame. €200 Seamus Boyle (Joe) Bunaman. €100 each Mary G. Doherty Chapel Gate Belcruit, Mark Bonner Rannyhual and Shaun Gallagher (M) Ranafast. €50 each Joe Devenney Colaiste na Rosann, Martin Mannion Ceann a’ Locha Anagaire, Diathí Mac Robaird Cnocastolaire, Declan McGinley Calhame, Anne Celine Boyle Loughanoran, Aiden Hughes Mullaghduff, Joe Glynn Annagry West and Gavin Campbell Ranafast. CAMPAÍ SAMHRAIDH 2014Beidh trí champa samhraidh a eagrú ag Club Óige Rann na Feirste i Mí Iúil i Áislann Rann na Feirste ón 7ú go dtí an 25ú ó 10r.n go 2i.n. Tá na campaí ag fáil tacaíocht ón Roinn Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta agus Óige na Gaeltachta. 7ú go an 11ú Iuil: 4 bliana go 6 bliana, 14ú go an 18ú Iuil: 7 bliana go 12 bliana agus 21ú go an 25ú Iuil: 4 bliana go 7 bliana. Tá na táillí €40 do dhuine amhain agus €30 do gach duine eile as teaglach amhain. Le clarú cuir scairt ar Club Óige Rann na Feirste ag 086 4627475nó 0879158205.ENTERPRISE AWARDAt an awards ceremony held in the Kilmore Hotel in Cavan Minister John Perry announced the winners of the first ever ILDN Regional Enterprise Awards. The overall award went to local men John Paul and Kevin Boyle of uPilot based in their native Bunaman, Annagry. Neighbours John Paul and Kevin set up their business on the BTWEA Scheme, part funded by the LEADER Programme they developed a unique business using the latest cutting edge technology to design, manufacture and operate Flight Simulators. They are building a Boeing 737-800 series simulator at the moment and have recently been awarded a six month contract to operate a flight simulator in Dublin Airport, with future plans to locate a range of simulators in international airport lounges throughout Europe and the Middle East. Best wishes to Kevin and John Paul in their future endeavours. ROSSES RADIO CONCERTRosses Radio will be holding a concert evening of Irish Music along with Irish Dancers at The Stepping Stone Main Street Dungloe on Friday 4th July, doors open from 7.30pm and the entrance is €7 per person. As we know The Rosses is full to the brim of musical talent we have performances from Gearóidín Breathnach, fantastic young Trad Group Suantrai, Hughie Boyle, Kenneth Campbell, Pauline Glackin and Meenacross Comhaltas.A Church Gate Collection on behalf of Donegal Hospice will be taken up before weekend Masses in St Mary Star of the Sea Church Annagry this weekend.DD LOCAL: CHILDREN’S BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTS IN ANNAGRY was last modified: July 1st, 2014 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:Jimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community Noteslast_img read more

Cathedral Quarter to host two exciting events as part of Heritage Week

first_imgThe Cathedral Quarter will be hosting two events for this incoming Heritage Week; a traditional building skills workshop and a forage walk. The traditional building skills workshops will be spread over two days, Saturday 19 August and Saturday, 26 August from 10am to 2pm at the Cathedral Quarter Office on the Church Lane.The Forage Walk will take place this Wednesday, 23 August starting at 11am from Gaelscoil Adhamhain. The workshops are an invitation to see traditional building skills whilst at the same time carrying out essential repairs needed which were highlighted in Conservation Plan for the Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter.Sean Brogan of Tir Conaill Conservations will be leading the traditional building workshops on behalf of Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter. They specialise in conservation, renovation & restoration services.The skills that they hope to demonstrate include traditional building restoration, clay and linseed paints, install cast iron guttering and downpipes, and restoration of a sash window without losing character. Small scale work will be carried out on No. 1 and No. 3 Church Lane and a shed to the rear. On Wednesday, they host their fun, family foraging event in Rogers Burn. Come along and identify native trees and plants, and gain insight into their past uses both culinary and medicinal. Foraged treasures will then be cooked up on Church Lane afterwards.Kids will create a visual 3-dimensional art piece that will later be displayed in the Church Lane area of town. Respect for the environment will be maintained throughout.Organisers ask that you please dress weather appropriate as your adventure will take your across the stream.Booking for the Forage event is essential and can be done by contacting Amanda Clarke on 0838762565 or through the Facebook page: Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter.Cathedral Quarter to host two exciting events as part of Heritage Week was last modified: August 16th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:building workshopCathedral Quarterforage walkHeritage Weekletterkennylast_img read more

LAPTOP DATA LOSS DROVE IT STUDENT TO DRINK AND CLASH WITH GARDAI

first_imgAN IT and accountancy student went on the drink and later clashed with Gardai after losing all his course work when his computer crashed, a court has heard.Donal Purcell, a 45-year-old mature student from Cathedral Hill in Raphoe, told Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court that he deeply regretted his actions.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that Gardai were called to a Chinese restaurant on Meeting House Street in Raphoe on February 14th last. They found a man asleep and and when he was wakened by Sgt Derek Lynott, Purcell refused to cooperate. He also refused to give his name.Gardai knew the man to be Purcell.Judge Kelly asked Purcell why he had been in such a state and why he had behaved that way on the night.“I thought I was a comedian judge,” said Purcell.“My computer crashed and I lost a lot of course work. I went to the pub for a couple of drinks and those couple led to another couple and so on. I should have gone straight home afterwards. In fact I shouldn’t have gone out in the first place.”Judge Kelly asked Inspector Sheridan if Purcell had any previous convictions and she told the court that Purcell had been convicted of 16 offences in January 2009 – all for road traffic offences in 2007 including drink-driving and hit-and-run.Judge Kelly ordered Purcell to pay €150 to the Youth Diversion Programme in Raphoe and asked him if he would be willing to do that.“Yes,” said Purcell, “I can pay it today as I haven’t had a drink recently.”LAPTOP DATA LOSS DROVE IT STUDENT TO DRINK AND CLASH WITH GARDAI was last modified: July 3rd, 2013 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:Donal PurcellGardaiLetterkenny CourtRaphoe CourtRaphoe Newslast_img read more

Mourinho to offer Man United star to Barcelona in swap deal for Ivan Rakitic?

first_img 4 Could this stunning swap deal happen? Rakitic celebrates scoring in Croatia’s stunning World Cup win over Argentina 4 British record-signing Pogba has struggled to perform at this best for the Red Devils this season and has been strongly linked with an exit.The Frenchman apparently fell out with Mourinho a number of times throughout the campaign, having said to be frustrated with being dropped from the first team midway through the season.Real Madrid have been linked with an interest in the 25-year-old, while recent reports have claimed Barcelona are also tracking him. Pogba and Mourinho have clashed this season 4 Pogba has refused to rule out leaving United this summer.The midfielder said after the end of the Premier League season in May that he and Mourinho are ‘not best friends’ and that nothing is guaranteed about his future at Old Trafford. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering offering Paul Pogba to Barcelona in a stunning swap deal for Ivan Rakitic, according to shock reports from Spain. 4 And, according to Don Balon, Mourinho is apparently willing to let Pogba move to the Nou Camp – if he can land playmaker Rakitic in return.Rakitic, who has starred in a Croatia side which has been one of the most impressive teams at the World Cup, is said to be one of Mourinho’s dream targets this summer.The Spanish newspaper claim the manager’s relationship with Pogba is beyond repair, and that he is willing to trade him if it means bringing the Barcelona playmaker to Old Trafford.However, Don Balon also write that the 30-year-old is ‘an essential player’ at the Nou Camp.last_img read more

CAR IMPORTER CAUGHT CLOCKING CARS

first_imgA CAR dealership in the North which exports second hand cars to consumers in Co Donegal has been fined – after ‘clocking’ vehicles.Seven Towers Autos in Ballymena, Co Antrim, was fined Stg£400 for breaching consumer laws.It had offered to sell two cars to undecover BBC journalists – and both vehicles had mileage tampered with. One vehicle had the clock turned back by an astonishing 100,000 miles.Today one Donegal man who bought a car from the garage urged other motorists in the county to have their vehicles checked of they bought them from Seven Towers Autos.“I am having my car checked just in case,” said the Letterkenny motorist.“I think this is a warning to anyone buying a car, or bringing one into the state, that it should be checked out first by a mechanic or the AA,” he added.The firm pleaded guilty to two charges under Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs).Moira Todd of the Trading Standards Service in the North said: “All second hand car dealers should take steps to ensure that the mileage on a vehicle is accurate.“They must not allow a prospective buyer to rely on the mileage indication unless they are absolutely sure it is accurate.“In this case, the company could have easily established that the mileage readings on these vehicles were incorrect by carrying out simple enquiries.“Clocking the mileage of a car is downright deceptive and the TSS will take formal prosecution action against any trader who is found to be engaging in this practice.”Anyone from the county who bought a car in the North and who has encountered a problem with car clocking should contact Trading Standards.More than 11,000 cars have been imported into the Republic from the North and Britain so far this year, says the website www.motorcheck.ie.CAR IMPORTER CAUGHT CLOCKING CARS was last modified: July 1st, 2011 by gregShare 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:ballymenacar clockingdonegalletterkennylast_img read more