Prez Sirleaf Extols Diplomatic Corps for ‘Unprecedented Show of Unity’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extolled members of foreign missions accredited near Monrovia for an “unprecedented show of unity” at Liberia’s 168th Independence Day celebration in Greenville, Sinoe County.According to a Foreign Ministry release, the President also took the time to thank and praise bilateral and multilateral partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), other UN Agencies, World Bank Group (WB), European Union (EU), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Foundations and individuals, for “unprecedented show of solidarity,” during the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) crisis in Liberia. She especially applauded the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU), for mobilizing what she called unprecedented private sector supports including the recruitment of 339 African professionals from 16 African countries to make the sacrifice to leave their countries and families to join Liberia in the fight.As of Liberia’s relations with other nations, she stated that her government is pleased to note that bilateral relations with governments’ representatives near Monrovia have been most cordial. Moreover, the president added; “Today they are here in an unprecedented show of unity. I have never been at an event, not even in the capital, where all our representatives have come together in one body.”She observed that the show of unity from members of the Diplomatic Corps especially at the country’s 168th independence observance is a “special gift that the diplomats had taken to the people of Sinoe and Grand Kru counties.” Grand Kru co-hosted the 168th Independence Day events.The President stated that Liberians had once again gathered in the spirit of unity “in unprecedented representation at all levels and all persuasions in our society. We have come to demonstrate patriotism in recognition of the long road of definitive and quantifiable progress.”President Sirleaf urged all Liberians to go out touching each other, adding: “say a good thing to someone today; say a good thing for your country today.”For his part, Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan mentioned the names of at least 32 presidents and heads of government as well as heads of some international organizations that sent messages of congratulations and felicitations to President Sirleaf on the nation’s 168th Independence Day. He also thanked and praised 13 members of the Diplomatic Corps, who had travelled deep in the jungle to Grand Kru to form part of the historic event. “Most of them,” he said “are accredited to Liberia and not Monrovia alone. As such, they decided to come to the interior.”According to the Minister, representatives of foreign governments had gone to that far end of Liberia in order “to see, to hear and then to act later”.Members of the Diplomatic Corps were led to the Independence Day events in both Sinoe and Grand Kru counties by Guinean Ambassador Abdullah Doré, who is the Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps.At the formal program held in the J. Dominic Bing City Hall in Greenville, Sinoe County, Ambassador Doré congratulated President Sirleaf on behalf of himself and his colleagues as the nation celebrated its 168th anniversary. He cautioned Liberians not to talk about Ebola again as the nation has been successful in defeating the deadly virus. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Miner chopped to death at Omai Landing

first_imgA miner was on Friday morning chopped to death during an argument at Omai Landing, Essequibo River. Dead is Carlos Wong, 46, of Half Mile Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Reports are Wong and the two male suspects had a misunderstanding over a water pump, when one of them, who was armed with a cutlass, chopped him to his right hand.As a result of the chopping, it is believed that the man bled to death. After the chopping incident, the two men fled the scene.The man was picked up and taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The Police are hunting the two men.Meanwhile, the Police in a release in May reported that a total of 35 murders were recorded up to the end of April when compared to 53 during the same period in 2016. This saw a 34 per cent decrease.Of the 35 murders, 20 were as a result of disorderly behaviour, four as a result of domestic dispute, five stemmed from robberies under arms and three were as result of execution style killing. The Police are yet to determine the circumstances surrounding the remaining three.Fourteen of those murders were committed in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank) followed by 10 in F Division (Interior locations); six in B Division (Berbice) and four in D Division (West Demerara). One of the heinous crimes was committed in C Division (East Coast Demerara).For the entire month of May and up to June, several other murders were committed.last_img read more

Henry ready to step in but wants Wenger to have ‘last word’

first_imgLong-running speculation about Wenger’s position at Arsenal intensified after the Gunners suffered a fourth successive defeat in all competitions, a 2-1 Premier League loss away to Brighton, on Sunday — a result that left them a huge 13 points adrift of the top four.Former France forward Henry, currently working as an assistant to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, was asked on Sky Sports if he would take the Arsenal job should the opportunity arise.“Listen, I’m a competitor, you don’t back down from a challenge,” the 40-year-old replied. “We are hypothetically speaking before people jump ahead of everything, (but) I have never backed down from a challenge since I was young.“If I had listened to people who were talking about where I was going to be, I would not have been here.“When I arrived at Arsenal, they said to me, ‘Why are you outside of the box, you will never score goals?’ with my position being on the left or whatever it was. You don’t back down from a challenge, you always think that you can.“When I came back to play for Arsenal, everybody, all my friends were saying, ‘It can only tarnish your legacy, why are you going back there?’.”Henry added: “If you love a place and they ask — I repeat, they ask — for help, you are always going to say yes. What I am saying to you is again, we are talking about hypothetical thoughts.”Having won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups under Wenger, Henry, Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer, said he was desperate for the veteran manager to decide his own future.“We are talking about shall he quit or not — I can never say that,” Henry explained. “I am not sitting on the fence, I can never say that.“I have battled with this man, I can never say that. Do you understand what I mean? I can never say that.“What I don’t want to see is what’s happening to him, and I would like him to have the last word, whatever word it’s going to be.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal great Thierry Henry is currently assistant coach to Roberto Martinez with the Belgian national team © BELGA/AFP/File / LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 4 – Arsenal great Thierry Henry has said he would not “back down from a challenge” if a vacancy arose to succeed Arsene Wenger as manager of the Gunners.However, Henry is desperate for his under-fire fellow Frenchman to have the “last word” on an Arsenal career that started back when Wenger took charge of the north London club in 1996.last_img read more

GAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgMENS FOOTBALL:Sunday seen a fast and skilful game taking place in Connolly Park, Malin along with Four Masters were without some of their usual starting line-up. Malin dominated the majority of the game; however Four Masters placed the home side under pressure at times. The game resulted with a final Score Malin 2:11 Four Masters 1:12. Next expected game for the Senior side will be against St Eunan on Saturday 1st of June, however see next week’s notes for confirmed fixture. The Reserve Team will host St. Eunans this Saturday 25th of May at 7:30pm. LADIES FOOTBALL:Ladies Football training continues on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s between 8pm- 9pm.GIRLS FOOTBALL: U16/U14 Girls continue to train on Wednesday’s at 5:15pm.U12 Girls continue to train on Wednesdays at 4:15pmU10/U8/U6 continue to train on Saturday mornings at 11:15am till 12:15, all sessions are €2.BOYS FOOTBALL:U6 age group continue to train within the Club Gym on Sunday mornings from 10am -11:15am.The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend.U8 age group continue to train on Sunday mornings at 11am to 12:30pm, also within the Club Gym. All underage sessions are €2.U10 age group continue train on Sunday’s from 12:30 to 1:30pm. U14 Training takes place on Monday from 5-6 and on Thursday from 4.30 to 6.00.HURLING:U10/U12 Boys and Girls Hurling continue on Friday Evenings from 6pm-7pm. All equipment provided €2 per session.U14 TEAM: Malin under fourteen season is getting really busy with matches coming thick and fast. They beat Moville a week ago in Friday despite being nine down with five minutes left to kick off their Inishowen League campaign. They beat an understrength Muff team on Wednesday night to finish second in Division 2 section 2 with some good performances from squad players Padraig McCarron Darragh McKinley, Cormac Harte, Kealan White, Evan McLaughlin and Conor Bambrick. The team now play the team from section 1 of Division 2 and there is silverware up for grabs with the championship still to come. Back in Inishowen the team drew with Carndonagh on Friday night, an excellent result considering they were a man down and five points behind at half time. The current squad is Callun Doherty, Robert Boggs, Cormac Cullinan, Ciaran Doherty, Connor Quigley, Joseph Doherty, Sean Byrne, Joseph Doherty, Ciaran Doherty, Oisin McGonagle, Daniel Houghton, Conor McGeogeghan, Sean O’Neill, Conor Gallagher, Jack McLaughlin, Andrew McDaid, Thomas Mullin, Padraig McCarron, Adam Doherty, Jason Doherty, Cormac Harte, Darragh McKinley, Conor Bambrick, Kealan White and Evan McLaughlin.GO GAMES:U12 team will play Moville at home on Tuesday Evening, while the U10 team will play Carn at home on Wednesday Evening. The U8 team are due to be away to Carn on Thursday however, this fixture is to be confirmed, please see Club Facebook page for updates. All support welcome to each of these matches to cheer on the Club’s young players.SPORTS:The Club will be running an Annual Sports Day on Sunday the 2nd of June. All proceeds will be in aid of Malin GAA and Relay for Life. The Sports are guaranteed to be a great day with usual events to take place, more details to follow in next week’s notes.DOWNEY/MCLAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CUP:Due to Death within the Burt Club, the U16 Downey/ McLaughlin Memorial Cup Final will be rescheduled for another date. See Clubs Facebook page for new date.MR & MRS:A SOLD OUT SHOW: The club will be holding a Mr & Mrs Competition, on Saturday 25th of May. Money raised by the Mr & Mrs competition will go towards purchasing new equipment for the Club Gym. The event is now sold out, with entry being by ticket only, please note that doors open at 8pm, will show starting at 8:30pm sharp. Guaranteed to be a Great Night!ITEMS TO RETURN:Anyone that has borrowed items from the Club is asked to return them to Sean Houton by Thursday evening. This includes items such as tables, chairs and Kitchen Utensils, as these are needed by the club for upcoming events.DONEGAL GAA SUPPORTERS CLUB:Donegal GAA Supporters Club are holding a Discussion Forum, in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny on Wednesday 22nd of May at 8pm. Special Guests on the night are Martin Mc Hugh, Anthony Molloy, John Lynch and Pat Mc Anneney, compere on the night will be Highland Radios own Charile Collins, Music Entertainment will be provided by Pat Gallagher, (Goats Don’t Shave), Eddie Gallagher and David Craig. Admission is €10. With proceeds going to training fund for all County Teams. For tickets contact Aiden Cannon (0871223177) or An Grianan Theatre (0749120777). Go along and feel the atmosphere in the lead up to the Donegal/ Tyrone Game.LOTTO:There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €900. The €50 winner was James Brennan, Lucan, Dublin with Lily’s Bar, Malin receiving the €20 seller’s prize. Winning sequence was. Next week’s lotto jackpot stands at €950 and we thank the local community for their continued support of the weekly draw.PRO:For the next number of weeks Christina Mc Laughlin will be taking over all PRO duties. She can be contacted on 086 1980399 or alternatively send an email to the new club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. Please note the new club email addressGAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 19th, 2013 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:GAA: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

INK DJ VOGUE TO COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH EX-BOYFRIEND

first_imgModel Vogue Williams is set to come face to face with her ex…just weeks after a friendship with Brian McFadden!The Ink nightclub DJ is due meet ex-boyfriend Maser publicly for the first time since being linked with the pop star.The beauty queen and resident DJ at the top Letterkenny club is set to come face to face with the popular graffiti artist later this month, after the high-profile pair both signed up to take part in a charity auction. The pair committed to the project, Haul4Nepal, while they were still very much an item.Vogue (24), who is an ambassador for organisers The Umbrella Foundation, has pledged to give a kiss to the highest bidder on the night of the auction, and is also rumoured to be playing a surprise DJ set.Just last month Vogue found herself making headlines in donegaldaily after she was spotted in Letterkenny with former Westlife star Brian, who was home in Donegal visiting family.After leaving the Ink club at Voodoo McFadden and Vogue are checked into the Station House for the night – though both insist they are just good friends. INK DJ VOGUE TO COME FACE-TO-FACE WITH EX-BOYFRIEND was last modified: May 12th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DDTV: AMERICAN TOURIST TAKES REVENGE ON DONEGAL B&B ON YOUTUBE!

first_imgAN American tourist unhappy with her B&B during a holiday in Co Donegal has taken out her revenge – on YouTube.The tourist – who doesn’t name the accommodation – took a video of an on-the-blink TV and then goes on to slate the room. She also complained that her shower was blocked.She slated the TV reception and then described her room as “dismal” though she admitted the bed was “fairly comfortable…surprising.”“This is what you get for €60…America…spend the money,” she added.Internet videos like this one can prove costly for our tourist industry – when so many excellent B&Bs are available in the county. One tourist board insider admitted today: “This sort of thing can be very costly and we would love to know where this was taken to see if was tourist board approved.“So many tourists use the internet these days to book holidays and this sort of publicity won’t help Donegal.”DDTV: AMERICAN TOURIST TAKES REVENGE ON DONEGAL B&B ON YOUTUBE! was last modified: November 24th, 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)last_img read more

Eleven sex offenders on register which covers Donegal

first_imgThere are up to eleven sex offenders on a register which covers sex offenders in the North West region.Donegal Daily has learned that at least TWO of those are based in the Letterkenny area.The annual report from the Sex Offenders Risk Assessment and Management Scheme contained the details this week. Those on the list are regarded as being of a “high” or “very high” risk of reoffending.A total of 146 sex offenders are on the list across the entire country.The crimes committed include defilement, sexual assault, rape as well as possession, production or distribution of child abuse imagery.The North West region covers the counties of Donegal, Cavan, Sligo, Monaghan, Louth and Leitrim. The scheme which oversees the report is comprised of professionals from TUSLA, the Prison Service, An Garda Siochana and the Probation Services.   Eleven sex offenders on register which covers Donegal was last modified: September 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Half-time: QPR 0 Leeds United 0

first_imgChris Wood had the best chance of the first half at Loftus Road, where Grant Hall went closest for QPR. Liam Cooper lifted the ball forward and after Rob Green hesitated, Wood rounded him but was left at an acute angle and keeper Green had time to get back into position before the Leeds striker sliced a shot high and wide of the target.Rangers, without a goal in their last four matches, felt they might have had a penalty for a push by Giuseppe Bellusci on Junior Hoilett.Seconds later, Hall headed over from Alejandro Faurlin’s right-wing corner.And a couple of minutes before the interval, R’s captain Nedum Onuoha fired narrowly over with a firmly-struck 30-yarder.Hoilett was restored to the starting line-up by interim boss Neil Warnock, who gave winger Michael Petrasso, 20, his full QPR debut.Charlie Austin, who has been nursing a calf problem, is among the Rangers substitutes.QPR: Green, Perch, Onuoha. Hall, Konchesky, Petrasso, Faurlin, Sandro, Yun, Hoilett, Phillips.Subs: Smithies, Austin, Henry, Chery, Luongo, Tozser. Angella.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Video: Joe Pavelski opens Sharks playoffs by scoring with his chin

first_img … The Sharks’ first goal of the postseason came in unusual fashion Wednesday night.Captain Joe Pavelski slid into his customary spot in front of Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, hunting for a tip-in goal on the Sharks power play.His chance came just under 15 minutes into the game, and he took it on the chin.He redirected a wrist shot from Brent Burns at the right point off his face and into the net, giving San Jose a 1-0 lead in Game 1 of their series against the Vegas Golden Knights.last_img