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  • Lesotho Shocks Liberia 2-0

    first_imgThe Likuena of Lesotho, dubbed the Crocodiles, scraped through the preliminary second round of the 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers after defeating Lone Star 2-0 in Maseru.Lesotho thus qualified on a 2-1 goal-aggregate.The Crocodiles will lock horns with Kenya’s Harambee Stars, who also qualified on a 2-1 aggregate after being held 1-1 by Comoros in Moroni.Liberia’s loss Sunday marked the continuation of the country’s nightmare in the African Cup Nations (Afcon) since her second qualification in 2002, during the days of the famous George Weah.Disappointingly last week, the Young Elephants of La Cote D’Ivoire, also threw out Jr. Lone Star, dubbed the Satellites, from the U-20 CAF Championship Tournament also on a 2-1 goal-aggregate.The continuous dismal performance of the two-legged Lone Star teams within a week has attested to the detestation of many Liberians, including Chief Patron of Sports, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, wh odid not mention the national team in her recent Annual Message, but rather hailed the one-legged Lone Star (Amputee Lone Star) team for retaining the title as Africa Amputee Cup of Nations champion.“The national team of Liberia, the Lone Star, isn’t the nation’s pride and joy anymore,” Coach Sieh Jones of Monrovia told the Daily Observer Sunday.Much is not known of the play-by-play description of the game; but according to a social media report, Alseny Keita who was selected over Theo Weeks didn’t play because of injury.Lone Star: Nathaniel Sherman, Alpha James, Prince Jetoh, Teah Dennis, Aloysius Simujla, Chris Roosevelt Jones, James Soto Roberts, Anthony Snorti Laffor & Eddie Wulu, Sekou Jabateh Oliseh, Kpah Sherman.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • The looming crisis

    first_imgDear Editor,We are headed for a constitutional crisis because Granger and his band-wagoners are bent on circumventing the clear and unambiguous letter of the law. They are bent on holding on to power no matter what the cost, so the usual T-dancing on non-essential and illogical issues that have nothing to do with the clear set mandates in the Constitution continues.I see disgraced lawyer Nigel Hughes giving his nonsensical opinion on the same issue also, he is postulating a “what if” scenario. There is no “what if” scenario to the successful passage of a no-confidence motion, what I can safely tell Nigel and friends is that the Constitution of Guyana has no ‘what if’ attached to its clauses. The matter of a no-confidence vote being carried has the attending consequences for the sitting Government and that is final.Now, there can be an extension to the March 21 date but that is dependent on the consent, and I repeat, the consent and approval of the Opposition. I know The Granger folks do not like to hear this because, in their book, the Opposition should have no say in the run of things in this country. But the way the Constitution is written, this cannot happen, they must seek education and legally guided reasoning from the Opposition. At every step of the way, the Opposition must be quoted, this is shared governance at its best. So, poor Granger is at his wit’s end as to the way forward.Well, a sound suggestion to the President to ease the stress is, set a date for the election, you still have time. Stop listening to the hardliners in your party and set a date, it will be the most enlightened decision you would have made in your entire career.The Constitution further prescribes: The President and Cabinet shall resign and announce a date for elections within 90 days. That is so clear. That 90-day ends when the clock strikes midnight on Thursday, 21 March, 2019, and if an election date is not set by that time, the Government becomes an illegal entity, a squatter, if you please. All squatters have to be evicted, chased out of their place.I do not think the PNC would like that impending crisis to settle in because it would be dark and gloomy for all members of that illegal entity called the PNC-led coalition.No court of law can overturn what is clearly etched out in the Constitution, so Mr Granger, come on, do the right thing.Respectfully submited,Neil Adamslast_img read more

  • Arjune, Shaw, Reis among winners in Crown Mining Golf Tourney

    first_imgVeteran golfers; Munaf Arjune, Clifford Reis and Aasrodeen Shaw starred in Wednesday’s well-attended Annual Crown Mining Supply (CMS) Golf Tournament which teed off at 09:30h at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) East Coast Demerara.Winners, players, and family members of the Crown Mining Supplies Company after the tournament on Wednesday at the LGCArjune is no stranger to the winners row and continues his good form by taking away the first place prize in the ‘A’ or Championship flight from the other veterans in that group.The Flights Tournament allows golfers to emerge as winners in their Flight, when they would not normally score wins in the Medal Play format. Reis, for example, who has won his Flight for the second time in two months, expressed his delight and preference for the Flights system that allowed him to excel in his group. For this CMS Tournament the first and second net places were awarded prizes in each Flight.The Championship Flight saw keen contest between Munaf, Nazeem “Papo” Haniff and Avinash Persaud, the reigning Guyana Open champion. But the scores declared in the end saw Arjune 73/8 in first place followed by Haniff 74/7 in second and Persaud 75/3 in third.In the ‘B’ or 10 – 18 handicap Flight, Club Treasurer Shaw carted off the trophy with an emphatic win over the competitors.Winners of the ‘B’ Flight were: Shaw 67/16 and Bridgelall Harry 69/18 in second place. Since the competition in this Flight was so keen, honourable mention is given to Lekhnarine Shivraj 70/17; Roy Cummings 71/13; Ayube Subhan 72/17; Lakeram Ramsundar 73/13 and Patrick Prashad 74/10.In the ‘C’ or 19 – 28 handicap Flight, veteran Clifford Reis was the undisputed winner. Scores were: first place Reis 72/26 and second Guillermo Escarraga, winner of last Saturday’s Hospitality Tournament. Mark Lashley placed third with 80/24.The fascinating brand new Parsun Outboard Engine was not won, but Roy Cummings defied CMS Executive Max Persaud’s dare and won the Longest Drive competition with an approximately 288 feet drive. Nearest to The Pin (some 3 feet), was won by Bholawram Deo. The Best Gross (78) was won by Persaud.CMS Managing Director Patanjalee ‘Pur’ Persaud participated, but with the mental demands for ensuring the day’s Tournament was a great one, he could not deliver his normal good performance, (as may well have also been the case with Max Persaud.) However, ‘Pur’ expressed extreme gratitude for the golfers being present in such good numbers to support their sponsorship, and looked forward to CMS continuing to contribute to the development of the sport and the club.last_img read more


    first_imgA man who allegedly crashed a jeep into a pub and then a dole office could not appear in court yesterday because he is in hospital.The jeep which crashed into the dole office in Buncrana.Joseph McGonigle, 40, was due to appear before Buncrana District Court today. He is charged with drink driving and also two counts of dangerous driving on December 27th last at Ballymacarry Road, Buncrana.The case relates to an incident in which thousands of euro in damage was caused to the Department of Social Protection at McCarter Road in Buncrana after it was struck by a four wheel drive vehicle.Nobody was hurt during the incidents.Garda Inspector David Murphy told the court they were waiting on directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions and said further charges may come before the court.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said McGonigle may be in hospital for “some considerable time.”Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case against McGonigle of Aught Road, Muff, until April.DOLE CRASH SUSPECT STILL IN HOSPITAL COURT HEARS was last modified: January 9th, 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) Tags:buncranacrashdole officeJames McGoniglejeepmufflast_img read more

  • Sevilla president insists Juventus have made no offer for Chelsea target N’Zonzi

    first_img1 Juventus’ mooted move for Chelsea target Steven N’Zonzi is no foregone conclusion, the Sevilla president has insisted.It has been widely reported that the Serie A champions are closing in on a deal for the midfielder, who impressed for the Spanish club last season.That had come as a blow to Chelsea who are also monitoring the former Stoke and Blackburn man’s situation in Seville very closely.And now the Blues could be back in with a chance of signing the 28-year-old after Sevilla president Jose Castro revealed Juve are still yet to even make an offer for N’Zonzi, whose release clause is set at £35m.He told Tuttosport: “The first thing to clarify is that Sevilla have yet to receive a formal offer for N’Zonzi, neither from Juventus nor any other club.“Sevilla want the player to stay at the club for many more years, otherwise we wouldn’t have worried about renewing his contract only a month ago.“If there really is interest then we’ll evaluate it, but one thing must be clear to everyone.“We have no intention of letting our best players leave and any talks must start from their release clauses.“Plus, Juventus have never told me that they’re interested in N’Zonzi.” Steven N’Zonzi last_img read more


    first_imgMurvagh Golf News: Captain’s Drive-InThe Captains’ Drive-In took place on Saturday 7th March. The day began with an Ecumenical Service for bereaved members, after which both Captains, Manus and Moragh, showing no sign of nerves, went to the first tee and officially launched the 2015 Golfing Season. The Greensomes competition which followed was played over the front and back nine, with a separate singles competition for the men who had no female partner for the day. Though the day was “fairly windy” there were very good scores returned for each of the nine holes. Winners; Men’s Singles; Nigel TrimbleBack Nine; Winners, Aidan O’Doherty & Gaye McGoldrick, Runners Up, Glenn Patterson & Anna Colhoun.Front Nine; Winners, Frank Shovelin & Carmel Brennan. Runners Up, Paul Murphy & Patsy Harkin.Well done to all the winners and to the large crowd that participated in the event.Men’s CompetitionsSunday 8th March saw the first of the sponsored competitions for 2015, and DONEGAL TOWN HARDWARE sponsored the Sunday competition.Winners of this event were, 1st Dan Callaghan (18), 40 pts. 2nd Seamus Faulkner (11)36pts, bot. 3rd Gerard Gallagher (27) 36 pts, 4th Charles Gallagher (27) 35 pts. Gross Jason Conway (4) 29 pts.The draws for the GUI qualifying competitions are on display in the locker room. The Team Selection committee are asking members to make themselves available for the competitions that they qualify for, by entering their name on the sheet on the notice board. Ladies Competitions.Competitions will be 15 holes for the month of March. Please note that the Competition days for next weekend’s competition sponsored by Quinn Meehan & Co are Sunday 15th and Monday the 16th of March.Junior Registration DayRegistration for Juniors for the 2015 season takes place on Saturday the 21st of March. Mothers Day Lunch Special in the Clubhouse RestaurantKathleen and staff have a Mother’s Day Special available in The Clubhouse Restaurant on Sunday the 15th of March from 1pm to 3.30pm.Have a 3 Course Sunday Lunch at €18 per person or 2 Courses for €15 per personYou can book your place in the Restaurant or on 074 9734953Divotting Evening and Rules Night Table Quiz – Monday 30th MarchA Divotting evening takes place on Monday the 30th of March at 6pm. All members are welcome and light refreshments will be provided afterwards in the Clubhouse. Following the Divotting a Rules Table Quiz will take place at 8pm.Abbey Vocational School ClassicThe Abbey Vocational School Parents Association fundraising Classic takes place on Wednesday the 29th of April.Members Diary & FixturesCopies of the Members Diary and Fixtures book for 2015 are now available in the Club.GOLF NEWS: NIGEL TRIMBLE IN FINE FORM AT MURVAGH was last modified: March 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more


    first_imgDONEGAL TD Thomas Pringle has called on the Government to protect self-employed people who find themselves in difficult circumstances by provision of additional social welfare payments.Speaking on the matter at Topical Issues in the Dáil the Independent TD for Donegal South West stated: “We are all aware of the hardship being faced by many people currently. When someone is made unemployed, paying the bills and mortgage while putting food on the table is a daunting prospect. While some supports are available to help those in need, life is still a struggle.”“As it stands, however, the self-employed who find themselves in a similar situation are not entitled to that support and are left with nothing – that is not right and should not be allowed to continue. While social welfare may be available through Jobseeker’s Allowance, jumping through the necessary hoops to show they have a need and can satisfy the means test is very difficult for self-employed people.” “There is a high level of unemployment and many were self-employed but because of their status, they are not entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit or disability benefits, which can have untold consequences on the individual and his or her family. I realise a situation exists where on an actuarial basis self-employed contributors receive a lot more than they contribute to the Social Insurance Fund, but these people must be protected when they are unemployed like any other person.By doubling self-employment contributions from 4% to 8%, with such qualifying contributions being made for no less than 104 weeks, we could provide for such people to be eligible for Jobseeker’s Benefit and disability benefits without it having a massive impact on the Social Insurance Fund,” explained Pringle.“The Minister for Social Protection previously suggested voluntary contributions could be an option, but I disagree. We have already seen how voluntary contributions worked for fishermen, with only 20 individuals availing of this option in 2009 out of 1,400 fishermen. Many of them probably subsequently regretted their decision not to pay the additional contributions, and it is for that reason the contributions must be mandatory for the system to work.”“In 2011, 2,300 people started businesses in Ireland. These people are classified as being self-employed and are those whom it is hoped will employ others in the future. Consequently, such a measure should be considered as a stimulus package. “I therefore ask that the Minister for Social Protection gives this proposal serious consideration which would give many a safety-net in difficult circumstances,” stated Pringle. PRINGLE: GOVERNMENT MUST PROTECT SELF-EMPLOYED was last modified: October 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:PRINGLE: GOVERNMENT MUST PROTECT SELF-EMPLOYEDlast_img read more

  • Kalil battled big-play jitters

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week He also was a little stressed from the previous play, when Notre Dame fans stormed the field after the clock reached 0:00, only to have the officials correct the timekeeping error. “There was a split-second where my heart sank and I thought it might be over,” Kalil said. – Leinart, wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett and linebacker Keith Rivers were instantly recognized by celebrities Wednesday night at a Victoria’s Secret party thrown at a Hollywood club. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Matthew Perry and Christian Slater were among those in attendance. Jarrett said boxer Mike Tyson asked him about his 61-yard catch against Notre Dame on fourth-and-9. “I don’t like talking about football, I change the subject,” Jarrett said. “Everybody was asking about it. I love the game but so many people and celebrities and fans came up to me. I guess I’d rather be known as the guy who caught the ball than the guy who dropped it.” LOS ANGELES — Everyone remembered USC quarterback Matt Leinart’s 1-yard touchdown run to defeat Notre Dame, but nobody saw center Ryan Kalil anxiously shaking the ball before he snapped it. “It was like the longest five seconds of my life,” Kalil said. “I was so antsy. The ball was shaking. I was anticipating the snap count. It was so loud, that (Quarterback Matt) Leinart is behind me and I can’t hear him.” Jarrett said he only required eye drops for his scratched cornea and can see fine this week. – Safety Darnell Bing will return kickoffs opposite Reggie Bush as the replacement for the injured Desmond Reed. Josh Pinkard, Will Harris and Rey Maualuga will be the gunners on the punt team. Pinkard is also expected to see action at cornerback, USC coach Pete Carroll said. Carroll is impressed with Harris, a Charter Oak High graduate, who has not played in a game yet because of a sprained ankle. “He’s going to be involved in a lot of special teams,” Carroll said. Harris will also be on the kickoff team. – Although Washington has never defeated a No. 1-ranked team, the Huskies upset No. 2 USC and snapped the Trojans’ 28-game unbeaten streak with a 20-10 victory in 1980. Washington is 0-5 against USC when the Trojans are ranked No. 1. The Huskies also snapped USC’s streak of 187 games without getting shutout with a 24-0 victory in 1983. At the conclusion of that game, the Husky Stadium scoreboard proclaimed “The Conquest is Over.” – USC returned to a lumpy and sandy Howard Jones Field for Thursday’s practice after three days on Cromwell Field. Howard Jones Field was unavailable because workers botched replacing the sod and the rain made the field even worse. “We might have come out a little early,” Carroll said. “It’s still soft and soggy.” – Washington might be considered an unattractive game on the schedule, but it’s critical for USC in terms of recruiting. Offensive lineman Steve Schilling of Bellevue, Wash., is considered one of the top linemen in the nation and lists USC among his favorites. He is expected to be at the game. And safety/wide receiver Taylor Mays of Seattle, listed as one of the top 10 players in the nation, already committed. — Scott Wolf can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Kalil said he was anxious because he was so close to the goal line. “The goal line was at my fingertips,” he said. “We were right there. I was just so antsy.” last_img read more

  • DWP pushes green-power plans

    first_img! The new Board of Water and Power Commissioners pressed ahead Tuesday with its vow to bolster the utility’s “green power” portfolio, hearing suggestions from critics of its renewable energy plan. The panel, which has said it wants to accelerate a state goal of 20 percent renewable energy by 2017, heard complaints about the way the Department of Water and Power issues contracts and about the commitment of past officials to environmental concerns. “If you really want to make this a success you can, but it will require rethinking how you do your business,” said John White, executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies. The workshop, which included dozens of policymakers, environmentalists and representatives of renewable energy-related firms, marked the start of a process that will eventually go to neighborhood councils and the highest levels of city government. Discussion about an ongoing wind energy project illustrated some of the obstacles the DWP faces. The Pine Tree Wind Project, which will harness breezes with turbines as tall as the Statue of Liberty and as wide as an airplane’s wingspan, began in 2002 but will not be completed until 2007, a time span that troubled the commissioners. Martinez blamed the delay on the environmental review and permitting process, as well as still-pending legal challenges. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “This is our opportunity to begin looking forward,” said commission President Mary Nichols. Renewable sources currently make up about 5 percent of the DWP’s portfolio, said Henry Martinez, head of the utility’s power system. The renewable sources the DWP is considering adding include biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar and wind power. Councilman Greig Smith touted biomass, particularly waste-to-energy programs that he has advocated as a replacement for urban landfills such as Sunshine Canyon in Granada Hills. Smith told the DWP board that the council would support its efforts. “Wind generation makes a lot of sense in my district,” said the northwest San Fernando Valley representative. last_img read more

  • Volleyball Takes UNI To Five Sets

    first_img Loyola 10/26/2018 – 7 p.m. Box Score (PDF) The Valley on ESPN Story Links Box Score (HTML) Next Game: CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Led by a career-high 23 kills from Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas), the Drake University volleyball team pushed UNI to five sets before UNI prevailed, 3-2, Friday evening at the McLeod Center.Cheek’s 23 kills matched a career high and came on 63 attempts to lead the Bulldogs. MVC leader UNI (16-6, 10-0 MVC)  was paced by 25 kills from Karlie Taylor. UNI won by set scores of 25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 22-25, 15-5, to remain unbeaten in Missouri Valley Conference action.Cheek also added eight digs while setter Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) notched another double-double with 45 assists and 11 digs. Elle Tubbs’ (Clinton, Iowa) serving also sparked the Bulldogs with a career-high five aces for Drake (16-8, 5-5 MVC).In the second set that Drake claimed, the Bulldogs took an early lead and held a 16-13 advantage midway through the set. UNI briefly rallied to take a lead, but the Bulldogs answered back with 3-1 close to win the set 25-23 as the Bulldogs hit .471 in the set.UNI took the first set, 25-19, and turned an early lead into a late 7-point lead while hitting .300 with 16 kills to take the opening set. Following the Bulldogs’ second set win, the Bulldogs stayed within reach of the Panthers early in the third set. However, UNI closed the set on a 13-5 run to build win the set, 25-15, and take a lead in the match.However, Drake reclaimed the momentum in the match in the fourth set with a 25-22 win. The Bulldogs faced a 20-18 deficit late in the set, but a Cheek kill followed by back-to-back aces from Tubbs put the Bulldogs on top, 21-20. The Bulldogs stretched that lead out to three points to take the set and force a decisive fifth set.Unfortunately, UNI came out firing in the fifth set and limited Drake to just one kill in the set while rolling out to a quick 10-3 lead. Drake was unable to slow that surge as the Panthers cruised to a 15-5 win in the set to defeat the Bulldogs, 3-2. Watch Live Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Full Schedule Roster Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more