ABIC, Youth to Join in the Ebola Fight

first_imgThe Executive Director of the Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC) has called on all Liberians to join in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus by engaging themselves into what she described as “Citizens in charge.”Cllr. Yvette Chesson Wureh said there is not enough awareness and sensitization on Ebola in the country and many still doubt the existence of the killer disease.Speaking in an interview with journalists in Monrovia on Thursday September 11, Cllr. Wureh called for “Citizens’ Action that will involve more young people in the process to carry out the message.”She said Citizens’ Action will help the process greatly since the Liberian government cannot do all, and does not have all the capacity to protect every one.She said the ABIC is working with its partnering, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which donated US10, 000.00 for the Ebola awareness and sensitization campaign.The ABIC initiative, she said is doing it without the involvement of the Liberian government.On the role of the youth, in the impending Citizens Action campaign, she said, the youth will need protective gears while others will carry verbal message about the Ebola prevention in the various communities.The campaign will be held under the theme: “Spread the word, not the virus,” she said and will last for two weeks, another three months for monitoring and evaluation.Every citizen has to do what is right, Cllr. Wureh said, adding, “This is not time for political games. Let us stop bringing in politics and show to the people that we are in a serious crisis. We all must move this forward. We want no more new cases.”“What we want to focus on now is the issue of contact tracing, psycho-social counseling, effective management of the dead bodies, all of which will lead to containing the virus,” she said.She concluded that “Contact tracing and containment are very important because it will help our citizens. We will train some of our youths for these interventions.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Midget Predators go 1-2 in exhibition series with Timberwolves

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The LB Energy Female Midget Predators hockey team was in exhibition action in Williams Lake over the weekend.The team hadn’t played a game in over a month and faced the Williams Lake Timberwolves in a three-game series as a warmup for Provincials next month.The girls fell 4-0 in the first game in which they tried to find their legs. In Game Two the Predators scored the first goal courtesy Hannah Piket but lost by the score of 4-1. In the final tilt with the Timberwolves, the girls came out on top 5-3. The team got goals in the middle frame from Keagan Goulet and Ally Dancevic and the third period tallies off the sticks of Jordyn Larson, Payton Bowen and Kendra Bowen.- Advertisement -The team will now prepare for Provincials in Williams Lake from March 20th to 25th.last_img read more

Uganda eye CECAFA final dance on home soil

first_imgInterestingly, four years ago, current Uganda Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry was in a final with his former employers Rwanda, against Uganda in Ethiopia.The Cranes ran out 1-0 winners against McKinstry’s Rwanda for title number 14 and this time round, the Irish coach finds himself in another final, this time with the side that caused him pain just four years back.“I don’t think it is just about me wanting to win the trophy. It is about these players who most of them are donning the national team jersey for the first time ever. Until two weeks ago, most of them had not played for the national team,” McKinstry says.Uganda’s Joel Madondo vies for the ball with Eritrea’s Abel Solomon and Ismael Sultan Jahar during their 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Lugogo Arena in Kampala, Uganda. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“All of them do not know how it feels to win the title, apart from Mutyaba (Muzamiru) who has won it before. It is this collective hunger that drives us to go out there and win this title,” the tactician further stated.Mutyaba was part of the 2015 title winning outfit in Ethiopia. He has started the last two matches under McKinstry in this year’s tournament and if his performance is to go by, he might be preferred again in the final against the Eritreans.The Red Sea Boys earned their first ever slot in the final after a shock 4-1win over defending champions Kenya in the semis and McKinstry is not taking them lightly despite beating them 2-0 in the group stages.“I knew that this Eritrea team would cause others problems because of how they play and set up their team. Credit to their coaching staff because they play very structured football and we saw how they played against Kenya,” he says.Eritrea players protest a penalty during their 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against hosts Uganda at the Lugogo Arena in Kampala, Uganda. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We won yes, but it was difficult and I expect it to be even more difficult when we play them in the final. Everyone wants it and I expect them to come out tough,” the coach noted.His sentiments are shared by defender John Revita who has asked his teammates not to underrate the boys from Asmara.“They are a good team because if you see at how they have been playing, it tells you they are serious with what they are doing. We cannot go to them lightly and we have to be at our best,” the defender noted.Eritrea meanwhile are hoping to pull another shock against the home side and head coach Efrem Haile says he is not afraid of taking on anyone.“We have a good team and the way we play is so good. We will plan for Uganda because we know them after playing them in the group stages. It will be tough, but we will do our best,” Haile stated.The winner of the final will walk home with Sh3mn with the losing finalist banking a cool Sh2mn.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Uganda Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry during a match at the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 19 – The last time Uganda hosted the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, they ended up winners, beating Kenya by a solitary goal at the Namboole Stadium in 2012 to clinch their 13th title infront of their adoring fans.Seven years on, the Cranes find themselves in the final again and as they prepare to take on Eritrea at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala on Thursday evening, their eyes are set on the trophy and a morale boosting triumph on home soil.last_img read more

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea: Gunners player ratings – Who struggled at the Emirates?

first_imgArsenal were beaten by Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon and consequently missed the chance to return to the top of the Premier League.Diego Costa scored the only goal of the game after Per Mertesacker saw red for bringing the striker down as Willian fed him through on goal.Arsenal were poor throughout and struggled to get a foothold in the game following the sending off but did managed to spurn a couple of guilt-edge chances to get back on level terms.As a result, the defeat left the Gunners back in third position in the Premier League, three points off leaders Leicester City and two ahead of north London rivals Tottenham in fourth.Click the arrow above, right, to see talkSPORT’s player rating for Arsenal’s men during the 1-0 defeat. 12 Petr Cech – 7 – He couldn’t do anything about the goal but made a vital save to deny Diego Costa scoring a second. Did well to reorganise the defence after Mertesacker’s red card. Theo Walcott – 6 – Made captain for the day and despite getting into a number of dangerous positions, he was often thwarted by the linesman’s flag. 12 12 Per Mertesacker – 2 – Made a stupid decision to bring Costa down when he was through on goal and it was made worse by him looking at the linesman rather than the striker when he did it. The German’s poor decision making cost Arsenal the game. Mesut Ozil – 5 – Couldn’t put his stamp on proceeding and looked subdued and out of the action for a lot of the game. Hector Bellerin – 6 – Bellerin’s forward bursts were kept to a minimum following the red card. 12 12 Olivier Giroud – 5 – Unlucky and unimpressed at being replaced for Gabriel following Mertesacker’s red card. Looked a strange decision from Wenger to withdraw his only out and out striker. 12 Laurent Koscielny – 5 – Steady as usual but was lucky to avoid giving away a penalty in the second half for his body-check on Cesc Fabregas. 12 Nacho Monreal – 6 – Did okay going forward and managed to create a few chances for Walcott. Did well to nullify the threat of Willian. Aaron Ramsey – 7 – Ran himself into the ground as always and created good chances for both Walcott and Flamini to score. Mathieu Flamini – 4 – Had little impact on the game other than missing a guilt-edge opportunity to equalise just before half time. 12 12 12 Joel Campbell – 6 – Showed a few fleeting signs of danger before being replaced by the returning Sanchez. 12 12 Substitutes: – Gabriel – 6 read more

Firebaugh remembered as dedicated

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – Marco Antonio Firebaugh, the former assemblyman who died last week at age 39, was remembered Monday for his loyalty and integrity in championing the lives of immigrant and low-income families. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante and Assembly Speak Fabian Nuñez were among 2,000 people gathered for the funeral at the downtown Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. “I loved my dad so much,” his young daughter Ariana tearfully said during an emotional funeral Mass. Burial followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Retired state Sen. Richard Polanco said Firebaugh was most proud of his effort to secure in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants. “It was Marco’s gift to the community. That singular achievement has fundamentally changed the lives of immigrant students of our state,” said Polanco, a longtime friend of Firebaugh. “He’s a guy who knew how to get things done. When he had to be tough, he knew how to be tough, but he had a very warm heart and a very fulfilling life at his young age,” Nuñez said. Friends vowed to continue the legacy of the South Gate Democrat, who was born in Tijuana and grew up poor while being raised by a single mother. “When you think that his young life is over, it is pretty painful,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said told KNBC-TV. “This is a young man who is idealistic, who wanted to change the world, who was an immigrant to this country and never forgot his roots.” Firebaugh missed the end of the 2003 legislative session while battling a serious liver problem. He died at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center on March 21 from influenza and liver failure. As assemblyman from 1998 to 2004, Firebaugh led the California Latino Legislative Caucus and championed bills to improve the lives of immigrant and low-income families. He was majority floor leader for two years. Firebaugh was running for the 30th Senate District in southeastern Los Angeles County when he died. Also on the June 6 ballot are assemblymen Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, and Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk. Among Firebaugh’s most significant accomplishments was writing a 2002 law that allowed some illegal immigrants to attend California universities while paying in-state fees. Firebaugh also wrote legislation to provide money for low-income communities most affected by air pollution. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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

PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NEWS

first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubPortsalon Open Week Portsalon Open week festival of golf tees off on Saturday 30th June with the Value Centre Letterkenny fourball better ball stableford competition. On Sunday 1st July it’s the Mc Gee Butchers Letterkenny Ladies and gents singles competition. Monday 2nd July sponsored by Dunleavy XL Store Portsalon it’s a Ladies and Gents stableford competition. Tuesday 3rd jUly the Derryveigh Crystal sponsored gents stableford. Wednesday 4th July the Auto Fast Fit Letterkenny sponsored gents stableford competition. Thursday 5th July the Callaghan Transport sponsored gent’s stroke competition. Friday 6th July it’s the Donegal Sports sponsored ladies and gents stableford competition. Saturday 7th July the Whoriskey Heating Oils sponsored gent’s fourball stableford competition. Sunday 8th July B Coyle and Sons ladies and gents stableford competition.To ensure that you have your place at this open festival of golf remember to book your tee time at any of the following; Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.comFixturesOn Saturday 23rd June the course is reserved for the Fanad Band Classic. On Sunday 24 th it’s a members competition. On Wednesday 2th it’s a gents open competition . A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.com Team NewsPortsalon entertained Rockmount in the first leg of their Ulster Fourball competition. The Portsalon team will have it all to do if they are to advance to the next round as the Rockmont team left the Kingdom with two matches to Portsalons three matches. Good luck to Hugh Mc Ginley and his team in the return leg which is scheduled for next Sunday. The Portsalon senior league team will travel to Letterkenny for the return leg on Monday evening.ResultsWith rally fever gripping the Fanad pensinsula on Saturday the scheduled open competition was cancelled. The overall winner was On Saturday the open competition the winner was . Sunday members competition winner was Donal Mc Cafferty (12) 39 points, runner up Eamon Mc Demott (3) 38 points, gross Chris Williams (11).The CSS was 36 points.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.com Divot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the cPORTSALON GOLF CLUB NEWS was last modified: June 21st, 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:PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

MCHUGH BECOMES THE LATEST DONEGAL INJURY

first_imgDonegal All-Star Mark McHugh is a major doubt for the start of Donegal’s National League campaign with a pelvis injury.The Kilcar man (22) has not taken part in any field sessions since Jim McGuinness’s side claimed the county’s second All-Ireland title in September because of osteitis pubis, an inflammation of the pelvis experienced by many elite sportsmen.McHugh joins Karl Lacey on the injured list after the Four Masters man was ruled out for three months with a hip operation. McHugh remained on the sidelines for his college side IT Sligo’s entire FBD Connacht League campaign.However, he said that he still retains hope of featuring for Donegal in the coming weeks.“I am not 100 per cent sure yet, but I am giving myself every chance. I have to just listen to what my doctors and physios say,” said McHugh.MCHUGH BECOMES THE LATEST DONEGAL INJURY was last modified: January 22nd, 2013 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:injuredMark McHughlast_img read more

GUILTY! MAN CAUGHT RED-HANDED AFTER €36K RAID FINALLY ADMITS HE DID IT

first_imgA CRIMINAL caught red-handed by a quick-thinking traffic Garda with stolen items worth €36,000 has admitted: “I did it.”Brian ‘Mouse’ Ward of 77 Ardkeen, Cavan, and 11A Ard Glass, Letterkenny had originally denied any wrongdoing, despite being caught in van – with all the items on board.He was stopped as he drove out of Letterkenny at the Dry Arch Roundabout last September by Garda Traffic Corps officer Paul McGee. Acting on a tip-off from drugs squad officer Derek Connaughton, Garda McGee pursued a blue Ford van – registration number 04 CN 6132 – as it entered the Letterkenny to Lifford dual carriageway.Gda Magee said Mouse Ward and another man in the vehicle were known to him and he began to investigate the state of the vehicle which was towing a trailer.Inside he found washing machines, Sky TV dishes and €36,000 worth of aluminium, the property of the ESB in Letterkenny.Ward had already pleaded guilty to a range of driving offences connected to the incident and a previous incident in July.Last September he was fined a total of €950 for a range of driving offences and failing to give Gardai a correct name. He was also banned from driving.But Ward denied charges of handling stolen goods.GuiltyHowever at this sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court Ward finally admitted the charges, entering a plea of guilty before Judge Keenan Johnson.Ward, who is under a curfew and banned from associating with convicted criminals, is banned from entering Donegal except for court appearances.He was released under the same conditions to allow a probation report to be prepared.He will be sentenced for his role in the thefts on July 15.GUILTY! MAN CAUGHT RED-HANDED AFTER €36K RAID FINALLY ADMITS HE DID IT was last modified: April 9th, 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:Brian Mouse WardGarda Paul McGeeguiltyletterkennythieflast_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN BUYS ROCKHILL HOUSE FOR €670,000

first_imgRockhill House in Letterkenny has been sold for almost three times its reserve price.The one-time army barrcks had a reserve price of €260,000 but sold for €670,000 at a public auction on the grounds today.It is understood a businessman from the county bought the property. It is understood that more that 80 bids were put in for the property.There had ben previous calls to turn the former army barracks into a museum.It is not known what the house will be now used for.  DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN BUYS ROCKHILL HOUSE FOR €670,000 was last modified: August 20th, 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:army barracksdonegalletterkennyRockhill Housesoldlast_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: MAVERICKS TRADITIONAL BARBERSHOP LOOKING TO RECRUIT MORE STAFF

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: Mavericks Traditional Barbershop is NOW hiring and looking to recruit both full-time and part-time barbers to become part of their dynamic and hardworking team. Mavericks Traditional Barbershop is already looking to expand the team, due to unprecedented levels of trade.Mavericks only opened on the 6th of July and due to the quality of the sharp cuts and close shaves, the high standards in customer service and additional offerings we are unable to service the high volumes of customers coming through the door to a satisfactory level. Mavericks has brought the barber experience to a new level in Donegal, and quite possibly the whole of Ireland for that matter.Mavericks Traditional Barbershop is delivering new barbering techniques, meeting the modern mans demands and more, all in a vintage way!!!If you want to be part of our team this is your chance.JOB REQUIREMENTS: You must be capable and willing to deliver standards second to none consistently.Our ideal Barber must have relevant experience in a full range of modern and classic men’s hairstyles.Willing to develop your knowledge on an on going basis.You must be reliable and punctual.It is essential to be completely enthusiastic and passionate about barbering.You have to be able to work as part of a team.Efficiency must be a strength in order to operate in a busy environment.You must take pride in your personal appearance, be a positive person, capable of creating and enjoying a good atmosphere.It is essential to be able to make a joke but more importantly, to take one.If you meet this criteria, we would love to hear from you.E-mail us NOW at mavericksbarber@gmail.com and become part of our team TODAY!JOB VACANCIES: MAVERICKS TRADITIONAL BARBERSHOP LOOKING TO RECRUIT MORE STAFF was last modified: July 22nd, 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:jobsnewslast_img read more