20 01 20

first_imgTanto Campbell reaped gold in the men’s javelin F56 at the 2015 Para Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, yesterday.Campbell, who is better known in the discus event in which he has earned several medals, had a winning throw of 29.81 metres. Cuba’s Leonardo Diaz was second with 29.06m, while Johnnie Williams of the United States took bronze with 27.32m.The latest gold took Jamaica’s medal tally at the Para Pan Am Games to five – two gold, two silver and one bronze.In the men’s 200m T47 Shane Hudson placed fourth in the first semi-final in a personal best of 22.81 seconds and has qualified for the final. David Bascoe ran in the second semi-final and clocked 23.76 for fourth place and also progressed to the final.last_img

14 01 20

first_imgThe Minister of Lands, Mines & Energy, Patrick Sendolo, has been summoned to appear before the 73-member plenary of the House of Representatives to explain why the degradation of D. Twe High School by coastal erosion is still unaddressed.At plenary, House Speaker J. Alex Tyler Sr., who was absent for two days, instructed Chief Clerk Mildred Sayon to invite Min. Sendolo to appear between now and Tuesday, June 7, in the House Chambers at 11 a.m.The request for the appearance of Minister Sendolo was prompted by a letter from Lofa County District # 1 Rep. Eugene Fallah Kparkar, which indicated that public and private assets like D. Twe High School, along with others, are in ruins because of coastal erosion, despite the passage of the Coastal Defense Act.“I wish to extend sincere compliments and bring to your attention the problem of our coastlines. Critically working at our coast lines, major assets of our dear country are being affected and the ocean waters continue to take over the land,” Rep. Kparkar said.“Several counties are affected as a result of coastal degradation. In fact, it was against this backdrop that the National Legislature passed the Coastal Defense Act. Understandably, this is a unit at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy which is responsible for that; but quite astonishingly, some major public and private assets, such as the D. Twe High School and many others, are likely to be ruined.”It may be recalled that Deputy Education Minister for Administration, Aagon F. Tingba, who toured several school buildings in Montserrado County, told this newspaper that the D. Twe High School problem is part of the current rehabilitation efforts of the MOE.“When a portion of the fence fell few months ago,” Minister Tingba said, “I went along with the Minister of Education to do firsthand assessment of the situation.”Back then, he said that a contractor had been engaged by the MOE, under the Quick Impact Project, to take care of the situation. However, reports from New Kru Town indicated otherwise, as neighbors told the Daily Observer that a portion in the D. Twe fence, directly behind the school, is used by some people in the community to respond to nature’s call.“There is human waste behind the school where the school’s toilet building is located,” a resident said. “The stench can kill you.”D. Twe High School was built in the 1970s during the regime of President William R. Tolbert and named in honor of legendary Kru politician, D. Twe. The school is one of the public schools being run by the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 01 20

first_img…bridge linking villages destroyedResidents of the Amerindian community of Wakapau, Pomeroon, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are displeased with the demolition of a functional bridge that provided full access in and out of the community. They are now appealing to the relevant authorities for swift efforts to be taken into the reconstruction of the bridge.The destroyed bridgeIn addition, the bridge also served as a linkage to the community of Akawini. According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the discovery of the dismantled connections was made by residents who were about to use the bridge on October 26, 2018.The bridge is utilised by both communities, mainly for logging, since this is the main source of income in both communities. The residents of Wakapau believe that due to a boundary dispute between the two communities, someone may have decided to destroy the bridge, using a chainsaw to cut the logs into pieces with the intention of stopping all tractors from transporting logs from Akawini to Wakapau.The Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry has been informed of the incident, which resulted in Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe visiting the area last Saturday, along with several Police. Investigations have led to the arrest of a suspect from Akawini.Residents have since expressed deep concern over the incident and are pleading for investigations to be done speedily, along with assistance for the fixing of the damaged bridge so that their livelihood would not be further hindered. The probe is still ongoing.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgPeck says the training has been going well and is hoping to keep the fight up on his feet.“Training has been going not to bad but not quite as much as I would like because of work but it’s going pretty good though,” he says. “It’s been a lot more of my stand up. I’d probably like to keep this fight standing up so I’ve been doing a lot of the kickboxing and my wrestling defence too.”Despite his desire to keep the fight off the ground Peck says that his wrestling is far from a weakness in his game.- Advertisement -“My wrestling is pretty good if I get a hold of him. I’ll take him down for sure and hurt him pretty good down there.”He adds that he was a fan of the sport ever since UFC came onto the scene and started to train as soon as he could.“I was a fan as soon as UFC came out. I always looked for a place to train but there was really nowhere until the first MMA gym opened in town. I was near one of the first guys in the door,” he states. “I liked that it was combative and competitive. Everybody that I’ve met with it have been really good people.”Advertisement Peck enters the fight with a record of 2-2 and says those close to him were not surprised when he told them he was getting into mixed martial arts. He’s hoping to defeat his opponent Trevor Lefrancois by knockout or TKO.General tickets are available at Fivestar Athletics, Hi-Performance Motor Sports, Marc Joseph and Trends Clothing, The Barber Shop, and MC Rehabilitation and Wellness.General admission seats are $65.last_img read more

11 01 20

first_img“It means a lot,” Young said of the victory. “I wasn’t born the last time they won here. I was born a few months later. It’s something I’ve been dreaming about all week, to come in and get this win.” With the victory, USC (19-7, 9-4) extended its lead for third place in the Pac-10 Conference to a game and a half over Arizona (17-8, 8-6) and Oregon. USC’s first win at Arizona in 22 years didn’t bring much of a celebration. Young hugged Daniel Hackett at mid-court, tossed the ball high in the air and pumped his fist while heading toward the bench. Most of the players just walked to the locker room. The Trojans previously had beaten Arizona two games in a row, both in Los Angeles, giving hope that this could be the year for USC to end the streak in Tucson. TUCSON – The last time USC won a men’s basketball game at Arizona, Ronald Reagan was president, the Berlin Wall stood tall and the first “Back to the Future” movie was No. 1 at the box office. Michael Jordan had yet to win an NBA Championship or scoring title, Tim Floyd was an assistant at Texas El-Paso dreaming of his first head coaching job and Abdoulaye N’diaye was the only current Trojan player alive. A lot has changed since Jan. 17, 1985, and USC showed Thursday that the state of Trojans basketball has earned a spot on that list. The hot shooting of Nick Young and Lodrick Stewart and pocket-picking defense from Gabe Pruitt led No. 22 USC to an 80-75 victory over No. 19 Arizona and break the Trojans’ 21-game losing streak at McKale Center. center_img Young and Stewart led USC with 26 points apiece, and Pruitt added 17 points and four steals. “I think it’s the best the three of them have played in sequence since we’ve been here,” Floyd said. Stewart didn’t start because he missed two days of practice this week, first to go to Mississippi for the funeral of his great grandfather and then with a sore throat. But he provided a spark the moment he took the court, hitting a 3-pointer to spark a 10-0 run that erased an early 19-10 deficit. Stewart was a factor at the end, too. He took two steps to his right and sank a jump shot to put USC ahead for good 74-73 with a little over three minutes remaining. He made 11 of 15 shots. Young extended the lead from there, nailing a jumper while being fouled and completing the 3-point play. matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (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!last_img read more

6 01 20

first_img1 Yaya Toure has shrugged off criticism of his recent performances and insisted he remains fully committed to Manchester City.The Ivorian midfielder has been labelled ‘lethargic’ and accused of lacking interest after a below-par display against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.His disappointing start to the campaign comes after a turbulent summer in which he accused City of denying him the chance to spend time with his brother Ibrahim, who died of cancer in June.There were also claims by his agent, Dimitri Seluk, that the club did not celebrate his 31st birthday appropriately, apparently leaving Toure feeling disrespected and undervalued, and there was intense speculation that the former Barcelona star could quit the Etihad Stadium.But Toure, speaking about that episode for the first time, Toure has described Seluk’s comments as a ‘little joke’ and stressed he is at City to stay.“At the end of the day I will definitely stay with City,” he said, ahead of Sunday’s clash with Premier League leaders Chelsea.“There was a lot of speculation about birthday cakes and rubbish like that. It’s quite disappointing for me and for the fans because a little joke has become so serious.“I was quite surprised about why people reacted about that, how serious they took it.”“People always criticise me. First of all, it was about the money, after it was about different things. For me, my commitment will always be high with this club,” he added, in the interview with BBC’s Football Focus.Toure stopped short of confirming he would follow the likes of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and David Silva in signing a new deal at City but insists he wants to lead the club to Champions League glory.He said: “I know all the fans love me because the fans have always been good with me and my family.“My target now is the Champions League, I want to make it for them. For me it doesn’t matter about the contract or spending money, the matter is [to] perform well, try to be 100 per cent.” Yaya Toure last_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgLifford AC NotesFive of Lifford Senior team travelled to Dublin this week for the National 10k in Phoenix Park. In what was to be tough conditions again the club came away with their heads held high.In the women’s race Ann-Marie Mc Glynn clocked 37.00 mins this giving her a place of 5th Irish woman overall. Next home for the women was Natasha Adams to ran an impressive 38.07pb and also a placing of 8th Irish woman to cross the line. The final Lifford female was Claire McGuigan who ran 41.43, Claire had a tough day, however was determined not to give up so that the trio would be in with a great chance of a team medal. Great running by all the women, who await the results of the team event. In the men’s race Bill Duncan crossed the line in 38.04, Bill who also competed in the Bay Road 5k last Wednesday night in an excellent time of 17.25 so a great week all round for Bill. Kevin Connolly returned to racing action on Sunday after a few months out injured. He completed the National 10k with a great solid run of 39.29, this was Kevin first outing since Sligo Marathon back in September great to see him back. ATHLETICS: LIFFORD AC NOTES was last modified: April 15th, 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:Lifford AC noteslast_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgThis week sports pundit Charlie Collins is Talking Sport with former Donegal star Brendan Devenney.Simply click to play.  CHARLIE COLLINS IS TALKING SPORT WITH …BRENDAN DEVENNEY was last modified: July 23rd, 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:Brendan DevenneyCharlie CollinsTalking Sportlast_img

22 12 19

first_imgShowbiz guru Noel Cunningham is one of Donegal’s most beloved characters.Known for his humanitarian work, unique style, and sunny disposition, Noel was recently honoured with the title Donegal Person of the Year.Noel also works tirelessly to promote Donegal as the breathtaking tourist destination that it is, and has given warm welcomes to countless visitors to our beautiful county in his role as general manager at Harvey’s Point Hotel. This is Noel’s Donegal…(1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Slieve League, one of the most stunning places on Earth. Many of my late relatives did the Turas… walking the Pilgrim Path in the early morning to the summit in prayer, all fasting from the previous night. It is a very spiritual place indeed! (2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?Our own inactivity at times in not shouting from the rooftops about how special Donegal is and it’s people are!(3) Who is the one person that you look up to and why?The Dalai Lama… a man with immense spiritual strength… a man of peace… a man who epitomises tranquility and calm in his measured responses; rare in World Leaders in today’s fractured world.(4) What’s your happiest memory in Donegal?Walking to School with Kate and Marie and my cousins Bernie and Attracta.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The community spirit during our winning run in the All-Ireland… the county was full square behind Jim Mc Guinness and the team! Sport always unites, and the positivity around same sex marriage.(6) If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be?To somehow see a true non-combative collective Assembly in Northern Ireland, governing fairly, with the principles of The Good Friday Agreement at its core – an island with no border restrictions and Donegal and an Ulster we all are proud to be part of.(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Magee of Donegal Tweed and the same Tweed used by Orwell and Brown in their bow ties and other items, not to mention the wonderful young lads who created Donegal Pens!(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?We are all Ambassadors and should be for our county! I admire people like Tony Mc Fadden from Falcarragh, for the great diaspora work he and his gang do in London. Cormac and Paddy Byrne for their construction business and employment of Irish people, Tim Kelly and Donagh Kelly in the World of International business. Seamus Byrne; a St John’s Point man for his support of all business and sport with Irish and Donegal connections in Dubai and UAE. Charlotte Temple of Magee of Donegal, attracting international attention from the world of high fashion for our amazing Donegal Tweed.Harvey’s Point’s Deirdre Mc Glone for her work in Tourism promotion, not forgetting Daniel O’Donnell, his lovely Majella and the legend herself – Margo – all are our gift to the world, and so many others!(9) What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?A friend Hugh O’Donnell who when asked where he was from replied Donegal, he got the response “aaah Noel Cunningham country!”Pat Kenny also announced to the Nation that every county should have a Noel Cunningham… high praise indeed! (10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Biased but my cousin Patrick Mc Brearty… Packie Bonner and surfer Easkey Britton!(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Lakeshore Restaurant at Harvey’s Point and many of the great eateries in our county. Kitty Kelly’s always has a special place in my heart too!(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Middling day… even if it’s horrendous!(13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Probably Brexit and fallout from the same… we are vulnerable in so many sectors especially agriculture, tourism and cross border trade! A big challenge indeed.(14) What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Mena’s banana bread from Mc Loone’s Butchers in Killybegs… Fresh line caught mackerel from my friends Michael Callaghan’s Killybegs angling craft, pan fried and enjoyed with crusty bread from Gallagher’s Bakery in Ardara… and a special rustic Chicken Stew made by our Head Chef Chris at Harvey’s Point… all divine!(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Truly not …(16) Do you have a favourite local band?As St Patrick’s Day approaches, Kilcar Pipe Band – pride of place and tradition rolled into one.(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?The return of the Railwa … and a fabulous Cycling Greenway!(18) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?Atop of my beloved Slieve League!(19) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Everything; including Harvey’s Point, Magee Tweed, heather on the hills, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Clannad, our theatre greats, Oideas Gael in Glencolmkille, our storytellers and poets, Brian Friel – but above all else its young people – our future!(20) What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?My opportunity in the varied life I lead to promote my beloved Donegal on a national stage!Noel is hosting an etiquette and politeness workshop titled ‘Modern Day Manners’ at Donegal’s County Museum in Letterkenny on Friday 23 March at 7.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Booking is required for this event. Please contact Donegal County Museum High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. T 074 9124613. E museum@donegalcoco.ieMy Donegal… with showbiz guru Noel Cunningham was last modified: March 18th, 2018 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:Donegal Person of the Yearharvey’s pointMY DONEGALNoel CunninghamTV3last_img read more

21 12 19

first_imgLong story short, here are my NFL Week 5 picks:Raiders 33, Chargers 30: Surely you can envision a pro-Raiders crowd storming the Chargers’ field to carry off Jon Gruden in triumph — as opposed to Jack Del Rio getting fired there last visit. Line: Raiders +5.549ers 23, Cardinals 13: C.J. Beathard and an injury-laden offense outduel the Cardinals’ Josh Rosen in his first road start. Line: 49ers -4.5CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery on your mobile device.  …last_img