Rob Sirleaf Apologizes to Montserrado County

first_imgIndependent senatorial candidate for Montserrado County, Robert Alvin Sirleaf, has openly apologized for “any comment [he] might have made which is wrongly interpreted that [he] meant to hurt anyone who disturbs [his] campaign”.The controversial senatorial aspirant visited a community of Red Hill in Virginia, just outside of Monrovia on November 8 and let rip his emotions at a group of people who had protested his campaign. “Let me come back in Red Hill Field and catch one of them,” Robert Sirleaf said with a clenched fist and an angry tone.  “Let me come back in this community.  Plenty people holding placards, I can’t wait to catch them… they will feel their stomach coming out of their stomach.  And when I’m finished with them, and they think they can come hold something, I will deal with them in my most final way [like] the Ebola virus.  I will make them bleed…”Professing to be a very peaceful and civil person, he described his recent threatening remarks as based on “emotion as a human being”.  But he maintained that the context from which he spoke was perceived differently.“I profusely apologize to the people of Montserrado County,” Mr. Sirleaf stated during a radio talk show yesterday, marking the first day of the campaign of the Special Senatorial Elections.The President’s son expressed optimism of winning the Senate Seat for Montserrado County despite the popularity of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate George M. Weah. He attributed his optimism to his being the most accomplished candidate in Montserrado County in terms infrastructure development and meeting the welfare and educational needs of the people.Sirleaf has been making the rounds in the county identifying with the needy through humanitarian initiatives.“I respect people’s dignity.  Therefore it’s my passion to help people,” Mr. Sirleaf said adding that “people, issues, respect and execution of development are my aspirations.”The radio talk show was climaxed with a pre-launch campaign paradewhich kicked off from the RCI Junction in the Duport Road Community to the ELWA junction.Some of the supporters sang “Your leave us, da Sirleaf we want”, while others sang, “It hurting them”, interspersed political slogans.Addressing scores of his supporters at the ELWA junction, Mr. Sirleaf said Liberians should believe in Liberia by “thinking forward” with the election of an able representative in the Liberian Senate.Mr. Sirleaf, standing atop a pillar of a fence constructed by the Paynesville Municipality,  thanked his supporters for turning outon day one of the campaign, and vowed to campaign to the end to ensure his victory.“The battle has just begun and we will win this battle,” said Mr. Sirleaf, adding, “I am counting on all of your support as well as all those who want a better future.”Meanwhile, football legend and former presidential candidate George Weah, the most popular politician in Montserrado County judging from the results of the last two presidential elections, has ruled out complacency.Weah told VOA recently that he will win the contest, having won the county in the last two presidential elections against President Sirleaf. Last week, 14 lawmakers from Montserrado County presented Weah with a petition endorsing his candidacy.Despite his popularity, Weah as well as Sirleaf could face strong competition from Dr. Chris Neyor, the former head of the National Oil Company of Liberia, as well as Benjamin Sanvee, the 33 year-old former youth leader during the Charles Taylor era.Neyor is promising change when elected to the Senate but Sanvee professes that he is the real candidate of change, vowing that if elected, he will fight for what he calls “bread and butter” issues, as well as the establishment of an anti-corruption court to fast-track corruption cases.The Special Senatorial Elections will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 throughout the country, but in the case of an upsurge of the Ebola virus in a particular county at the time of the election, the election in the affected county could be deferred and treated as a by-election under Article 37 of the Constitution of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ince does have a future at Hull City, insists Agnew

first_img Tom Ince 1 Thomas Ince still has a future at Hull City despite being loaned out to Nottingham Forest, according to the Premier League club’s assistant manager.Ince joined Hull on a free transfer during the summer transfer window after his contract expired with Blackpool.The 22-year-old reportedly turned down offers from Inter Milan and Monaco to work under Steve Bruce but he has seen his first-team chances limited, making just three Premier League appearances.The winger has now been sent to Stuart Pearce’s men on loan, but Hull’s assistant manager Steve Agnew says that his long-term future remains at the KC Stadium.“He is a top player, an exciting player and one we’re looking forward to working with for a good number of years,” said Agnew.“He hasn’t played as much football as we would have liked so Steve [Bruce] has agreed with Nottingham Forest to take him on loan until January.”last_img read more

‘Roy Keane doesn’t like people’, blasts former Republic of Ireland striker

first_imgTony Cascarino has slammed Roy Keane for his confrontational coaching style, telling talkSPORT the Republic of Ireland number two ‘doesn’t like people very much’.Ex-Ireland international Cascarino believes the former midfielder’s surly demeanour is ‘part of the problem’ for the national side, after they kicked off their UEFA Nations League campaign with a 4-1 defeat to Wales.Martin O’Neill’s current crop have been described as ‘the worst Republic of Ireland team since the dark days of the 1970s’ after Thursday’s mauling by the Dragons made it a 9-2 deficit over their last two games.Once praised for overachieving in recent decades, this Ireland side appear to be heading back to the times when qualification for a major tournament was a very distant hope.talkSPORT host Cascarino was not impressed by their display against the Welsh, saying the Irish were ‘out-thought, out-battled and tactically second-best’.But he reserved extra criticism for Keane, who has clashed with a number of players throughout his tenure as O’Neill’s assistant coach. Substitute Shaun Williams scored the only goal for Ireland – as they registered just five shots on goal, three on target and only 32% possession against Wales Back on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, the talkSPORT host said on Saturday: “I’m not sticking pins in Roy Keane, but his role is a number two. He’s probably the most famous number two in world football… but he is noted for his outbreaks against certain people.“He goes to press conference and talks to the press and journalists laugh at some of the great lines he always comes out with, but his relationship with the players…“He doesn’t like people very much, I have always said Roy doesn’t have much time for people – he doesn’t.“And history is there between players, managers, chairmen, directors, there’s always something going on with Roy.“Two years ago we played Belarus and he went for a couple of players – Aiden McGeady, Jeff Hendrick and Daryl Murphy.“Roy was asked to give an apology to those three players at that particular time, especial McGeady because he let rip into him.“This is becoming too regular with Roy. 3 “The number one is Martin O’Neill, and the number two to a manager is the guy who coaches the players, gets the best out of them, put his arm around them if need be and be the buffer between the manager and the player.“It’s hard enough being a manager. Martin has got to make the tough decisions of who plays and who doesn’t, but I’m regularly seeing these confrontations with players.“We don’t have the depth of talent in our squad for us to say, ‘he can go, Harry Arter can leave’ – we can’t!“We need everybody, all hands on pump. 3 3 Keane with Rep of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill “We can’t afford to have confrontation between our players and a coach – that’s part of the problem.“We were beaten by a far better team, out-thought, out-battled and tactically we were second-best, so I get all that.“But there’s an ongoing problem between the coach and the players.”Listen back to Tony Cascarino on talkSPORT IN FULL above! Roy Keane was famed for his short fuse as a player HE’S BACK!!! GET IN!!Me and Cas on @talkSPORT UNTIL 11!!YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!! 💃🏼😁😁😁 pic.twitter.com/ONXzn6y47v— Georgie Bingham (@georgiebingham) September 8, 2018last_img read more

McGUINNESS IN DONEGAL FOR SUPPORTERS RALLY AS HOLLYWOOD STAR BACKS HIM

first_imgMartin McGuinness is in Co Donegal again this evening for a supporters rally.The Sinn Fein presidential candidate will visit Bundoran around 5.30pm before travelling on to Letterkenny for a meeting at 8pm at the Clanree Hotel.Mr McGuinness said the positive showings for Sinn Féin and himself in the latest polls reflected the positive reception he was receiving on the ground. Mr McGuinness said he had delivered more than any of the other candidates in terms of international negotiations on the peace process and job creation.He said he would apply these same skills to the whole of the 32 counties of Ireland if he were elected President, uniting the people of Ireland against the greed and selfishness against big salaries and pensions and bonuses against the backdrop of mass unemployment.Martin McGuinness latest endorsement for president comes the whole way from Hollywood, with award winning Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan saying he is the man for the Aras.“He’s a man I’ve known for many years and I know there is a great deal of controversy about his background but I think he’s got smarts, I think he’s got balls, I think he’s got vision,” she said. When asked about potential reaction in the U.S. to the election of McGuinness as President she said he had “a huge following in the United States… and is found to be exciting and different and interesting.”McGUINNESS IN DONEGAL FOR SUPPORTERS RALLY AS HOLLYWOOD STAR BACKS HIM was last modified: October 7th, 2011 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:McGUINNESS IN DONEGAL FOR SUPPORTERS RALLY AS HOLLYWOOD STAR BACKS HIMlast_img read more

TURNER EXHIBIT TO “CAMP OUT” ON DONEGAL-DERRY BORDER CROSSINGS

first_imgAn installation included in the prestigious Turner Prize Exhibition in Derry is to be situated at a number of Donegal-Derry border crossings.Shiro MasuyamaThe eyes of the art world may be on Derry as the city hosts the biggest celebration of contemporary art which is attracting artists and art lovers from far and wide.While the exhibits by the four artists shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize – the winner of which will be announced live from Ebrington on Channel 4 on 2 December next – are grabbing all the headlines, the exhibition also features a unique installation by a Japanese artist. Shiro Masuyama, who is currently based in Belfast, has created a special work titled “Borderline” incorporating emblems and paraphernalia representing both Britain and Ireland which is being showcased in a caravan based on the Ebrington site.The installation has been created as part of the City of Culture programme and will be placed at border crossings on weekdays throughout November and December before returning to the city for weekend viewings.The work aims to reflect both Irish and British culture as it is represented in Northern Irish society today, and the caravan will go on display at a number of border locations over the coming months, as Shiro explained.“I have converted the interior of the caravan into two parts, one half has a British design and the other half an Irish design. Many things which have either been used by the British or Irish character are also displayed symmetrically, British objects on the British side, Irish objects on the Irish side, as well as a half British and half Irish interior.” Shiro said when the caravan was on some borderline points between Derry and Donegal. he hoped to develop the project by talking to people on both sides of the border and adding objects and or correcting the display to the right direction.He added: “Since I started living in Northern Ireland, I’ve found it difficult to understand the particular differences between Irish and British culture in such a complex society. The idea of the caravan is to create a small museum to show the difference of each culture.”TURNER EXHIBIT TO “CAMP OUT” ON DONEGAL-DERRY BORDER CROSSINGS was last modified: October 24th, 2013 by johngerardShare 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:Derrydonegalexhibitturnerlast_img read more

CRAOBHIN 5K – RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgA number of brave runners braved the winter conditions and took themselves away from the tins of biscuits and chocolates to compete in the Craobhin 5K.More than €330 was raised which goes directly to the children’s ward of Letterkenny General Hospital. The following is a list of runners and their times. Well done to all.2728 Nathan McIlwaine 19.252719 Adrian Gaffey 19.292722 John Fuller 19.44 2708 Fionntan O’Flynn 20.462713 Brendan Callaghan 20.492726 Ben Harkin 22.062704 Colette Mc ilwaine 22.12716 Riona mc menamin 23.032711 Rory mc grenra 23.09 2732 Aidan Dorrian 23.472715 Sinead Mc Gee 24.442702 Noel mc Bride 25.072723 Evan Coleman 25.22 2727 Oisin Harkin 25.332701 Ryan Mc Fadden 26.142706 Joe Mc daid 26.17Kieran 27.062721 Grainne kerr 27.242705 Sean Douglas 27.382710 Eileen Toye 27.382709 Annette Toye 27.522703 Elaine Wilkie 27.58Oran Mc menamin 28.492731 Paula 29.372730 Carole 30.032725 Noreen 30.042729 Debra mc ilwaine 31.212720 Julie murphy 31.312714 Fiona mc Connell 33.37CRAOBHIN 5K – RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: December 29th, 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:Craobhin 5kpicturesResultslast_img read more

ULSTER MFC: AGONY FOR DONEGAL MINORS AS THEY BOW OUT AFTER LATE, LATE PENALTY MISS

first_imgGAA: Donegal have bowed out of the Ulster MFC after late, late drama in Clones. Donegal were trailing by two points deep into injury-time and looked like they were heading towards the exit door.However, Ethan O’Donnell was awarded a penalty and Donegal were provided with an opportunity to book their place into the Ulster final. Kilcar’s Conor Doherty stepped up but unfortunately he blazed his penalty over the bar.From the resultant kick out the referee blew his full-time whistle.Declan Bonner’s side were raging hot favourites but in truth they never really turned up this afternoon and they will be bitterly disappointed to exit the competition especially after being given the opportunity with the penalty late on.Donegal reached the All-Ireland final  last year but many pundits believed this current minor crop was a better side and expected them to go all the way. However, the dream is over and Donegal are heartbreakingly out of the entire All-Ireland race.A Conor Glass inspired Derry in truth probably deserved to win.Glass and Patrick Kiernan dominated the middle sector and that gave them a platform to launch attacks.Donegal were improved after the break but just couldn’t peg Derry back.It was cruel that Conor Doherty who is a top class performer didn’t score the penalty. But Doherty should take solace from the fact it can happen the very best.Michael Murphy missed his penalty in the All-Ireland U21 final in 2010 and look what he went on and achieved.Hard luck to Declan Bonner and his entire backroom team and squad.You’ve done us ALL proud over the last few years. Tir Chonaill Abú.Conor GlassULSTER MFC: AGONY FOR DONEGAL MINORS AS THEY BOW OUT AFTER LATE, LATE PENALTY MISS was last modified: June 27th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Letterkenny parents’ relief as school bus secured less than a week before start of term

first_img26 students in the Letterkenny area who were left without transport to school have now secured a private hire bus to Milford.Parents of the children were left in a difficult position after Bus Eireann could not provide transport for them, so parents took matters into their own hands and began exploring all of their options.The students attend Loreto Community School and Mulroy College, and with the academic year starting on Wednesday – parents were anxious about how their children would get to school until it was announced yesterday that they had secured a private hire bus. Parents with children on the private hire bus will have to pay at least €1000 on just transport – almost more than half of what other children who secured a place on the Bus Eireann bus will need to pay.Treasa McKeown explained to Donegal Daily that up until a few days ago, she was under the impression that her daughter had been offered a seat on the Bus Eireann school bus.“As far as I was concerned they had offered to provide a seat and I paid the fee. I was aware that there is a lottery system in place, but Bus Eireann were very unclear and ambiguous in their communication to me. It came as an awful shock that my daughter didn’t have a place on the bus.“When I thought she had a seat, I was delighted and suggested that parents would be happy to pay an extra €5 if Bus Eireann stopped closer to Letterkenny so as parents wouldn’t have to drop their children off at Aughnagaddy. They took my idea on board but my daughter was still left without a seat.” Thankfully they have now secured a private hire run with Jim McGlynn and are very relieved.“Now we have a great bus driver who is very dependable. We managed to get five zones in Letterkenny included, and Jim was very happy to take this on. Children will be collected near Mr. Chippie instead of Augnagaddy. We’ve landed on our feet. It will cost the parents €25 a week per child to have a seat on the bus, which is very reasonable considering I used to pay €20 a week for my daughter to go to Woodlands.“Jimmy Cavanagh was very helpful in this process, he really did his best as a public representative. Jimmy also suggested we approached Jim McGlynn so we are very thankful for that. Donegal Coaches were also fantastic but in the end it just came down to the cheaper price.“We also have a clause put in place with Jim McGlynn that any child with a seat this year will be guaranteed a seat next year so as parents don’t need to go through the stress of the lottery system.“I set up a Facebook group so as all of the parents who were in the same position could speak. Parents have been stressed to the max worrying about sending their child to school, but this shouldn’t be an issue.” Some of the children come from the opposite side of the town such as Ballymacool.“It’s the parent’s choice to send their kids to a certain school, and it’s important that the children have a say too. If you make a child go to a school they’re not happy in, they will lose interest in school and may become stubborn and resistant. The government has to acknowledge this.”Treasa says that she has taken over ensuring that parents pay for the bus a month in advance, but despite this responsibility, she is just relieved that they have an outcome.“If you’re living within the Bus Eireann catchment area it’s €350 for the year, and along with the feeder bus that I suggested that’s an extra €180, so parents will pay something in the region of €530. “For our private hire bus, we’ll be paying around a thousand euro per child. It’s not possible to give concession prices for siblings as we’ve already gotten a rock bottom price, it’s just not feasible.“We’re seeing a lot of funding going into the childcare sector, particularly pre-primary. But they’re forgetting about the children as they grow up further down the line.“There needs to be a change in procedure on Bus Eireann’s behalf to be more clear. There were two or three missed opportunities that they could have taken to inform me that my daughter wouldn’t have a place.“We hope everyone else is sorted. We only have two rows free and we hope that other parents won’t need to go through the same ordeal.”Some parents who were left stuck would be interested in speaking to a solicitor who specialises in contract law to explore their options.Letterkenny parents’ relief as school bus secured less than a week before start of term was last modified: August 27th, 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:childrenletterkennyMilfordSCHOOLschool busstudentslast_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 0 Southampton 1

first_imgChelsea trail at Stamford Bridge, where a bizarre error by Michael Essien led to Jay Rodriguez scoring after only 13 seconds. Essien, making his first Premier League start of the season, inexplicably lobbed the ball towards his own goal and over team-mate Gary Cahill, enabling Rodriguez to nip in and shoot past the exposed Petr Cech.Chelsea pressed for an equaliser but struggled to create clear-cut chances before Oscar’s shot forced a save from Artur Boruc.And Boruc denied Oscar again four minutes later, diving to his right to keep out the Brazilian’s header from Fernando Torres’ cross.It was Oscar’s final contribution as he was then replaced by Frank Lampard in what appeared to be a tactical switch by boss Jose Mourinho.Boruc then produced a fine stop to claw away Torres’ header as Chelsea began to pile on the pressure.Juan Mata was recalled to the Blues’ starting line-up along with the fit-again Torres, while Essien’s surprise inclusion meant Lampard dropped to the bench.The high-flying Saints, enjoying the club’s best start to a Premier League season, have won all six league games in which they have opened the scoring this term.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Essien, Ramires; Mata, Oscar (Lampard 42), Hazard; Torres.Subs: Cole, Mikel, Schurrle, Willian, Ba.Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Rodriguez, Osvaldo.Subs: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Lambert, S Davis, Cork, Chambers, Hooiveld.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Darwin Not Given Enough Credit for Animal Engineering

first_imgDaniel E. Lieberman (Harvard) was impressed with Steven Vogel’s new book, Comparative Biomechanics: Life’s Physical World (Princeton, 2003), which he reviewed in Nature.1  He considers it a much-needed general textbook on biomechanics, the study of ways living things solve physical problems.  For instance, animals and plants need to generate forces to either move or stay put.  Lieberman praises Vogel’s book as fun to read and filled with tremendous examples:Prairie dogs build their tunnels to ventilate based on the Bernoulli principle.Basilisk lizards are able to run on water.  A human would have to weigh just 4.6 grams to accomplish that feat with our feet.Fleas accelerate at 2000 meters per second, 20 times greater than a Space Shuttle launch.Silk has a tensile strength similar to that of steel.Oak trees generate 500,000 pascals of pressure by evaporation.“Nature is a pretty impressive engineer,” Lieberman confesses. The physical world poses many basic challenges, such as gravity, viscosity and pressure gradients, to all living creatures, which in turn have evolved an astonishing array of solutions.  Many of these, such as paddles, valves and hydrostats, are so widespread that we rarely notice them.  Others perform so well that we marvel at their superiority to human-made devices.The physical problems solved by living things extend from “how proteins fold to how whales float.”  These things are best studied by engineers, who can employ their talents “deducing and testing the inherent principles and mechanisms by which things fail, work or can be made to work.”  The only criticism Lieberman had was that Vogel didn’t shed enough light on evolution:In Vogel’s world, plants and animals receive equal treatment in the context of the physical problems they encounter.  In that sense, the comparative method he uses is based on problems of physics, not evolutionary relationships: tubes are treated as tubes, regardless of what kind of organism they serve.  Regrettably, this perspective leaves little room to explore key problems in evolution.  Vogel mentions only in passing various debates on topics such as constraints, adaptation and the mechanisms by which organisms can or cannot alter in response to changes in their environment.  Of particular note, he sidesteps the issue of optimization and the extent to which natural selection drives organisms towards supposedly better ways to overcome the challenges posed by their particular environments.Despite that little shortcoming, he thought the book was destined to become a well-worn classic.1Daniel E. Lieberman, “Engineering for Animals,” Nature 428, 893 (29 April 2004); doi:10.1038/428893a.Ha!  This is funny.  Please, Mr. Vogel, can’t you give Charlie just a little credit? I’m afraid the creationists and ID people are going to latch onto this book.  Can’t you tell us just a little bitty just-so story about how these masterful engineering feats evolved, so that we can use it in the public schools?Vogel, in essence, replied, Natural selection?  I have no need of that hypothesis.    Congratulations to Dan Lieberman for a well-deserved Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more