High-riding Molynes United ‘A’, UWI Pelicans in JN Open League title showdown

first_imgThe dream run of Molynes United ‘A’ in the JN Open League Sunshine netball competition continued on Thursday inside the National Indoor Sports Centre, as for the second time in two days they got the better of a Mico team.After eliminating defending champions Mico ‘B’ in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, Molynes United upstaged Mico ‘A’ 20-18 on Thursday to advance to today’s final, which will be played at 6 p.m.Their opponents will be UWI Pelicans, who had an impressive 36-25 win over Waulgrovians ‘A’ in their semi-final.Mico ‘A’, the best attacking and defensive team in the competition, were without the services of ace goal shooter, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid. Even then, they were expected to win.However, Molynes jumped into a quick 3-0 lead and led 5-4 at the break. Both teams had a battle royal up to the half-time as they went into the break even at 9-9.For the next two quarters it was anybody’s game. Mico shooters, led by goal shooter Tanielle Roberts and goal attack Stephanie Anderson, found it very difficult to score, while Molynes shooters Shantal Slater and Kara Christie were finding it easier to make their shots.”We are very elated; we worked hard, we trained hard and we executed well,” said Molynes captain Stacy Mullings.”We stuck to our game plan and it worked. After beating Mico ‘B’ we knew it was going to be a tough challenge as Mico ‘A’ is a good team, but we just remained disciplined and listened to our coach,” added Mullings.Slater scored 11 from 12 attempts, while Christie had nine from 10. For Mico ‘A’, Roberts had 16 from 24 tries.In the earlier game, it was smooth sailing for the Conrad Parkes-coached UWI Pelicans after a competitive first quarter, where UWI led 9-8.However, it was all UWI Pelicans from there as they led 20 -14 and 27-20 at the end of the second and third quarters.Goal shooter Thristina Harwood top scored for the winners with 29 goals from 33 tries, while goal attack Rebecca Robinson scored eight from 10. For Wualgrovians ‘A’, former UWI player, Ladonna Lamonth, had 20 goals from 25 attempts.Meanwhile, Speg ‘A’ and UTech Knights will meet in the Open B League final at 5 p.m., after both teams won their semi-finals on Thursday. Speg ‘A’ defeated Molynes United ‘B’ 37-26, while UTech Knights stopped Tivoli Gardens 37-22.last_img read more

20 Women Trained In Entrepreneurship

first_imgWomen Entrepreneurs at the African Capacity Building Foundation Phase 2 Training About twenty women from Lofa, Gbarpolu, Margibi, Nimba, Montserrado, Bong and Grand Bassa counties on Thursday, November 14, 2019 are benefiting from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) phase two training in Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment (WEE), a release has said.According to the release, the training is initiated by the Liberia Macro Economic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. The second phase training project for WEE is under the Theme, “Strengthening the Capacity of Liberia Women Entrepreneurs to Enhance their Role in the Socioeconomic Development.”The training is also geared towards strengthening the capacity of women entrepreneurs, and to enhance their role in promoting socioeconomic development of the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development across the country.ACBF senior officer, Dickson Antwi, said that the Foundation mandate is to create capacity building training for women, girls, and organizations for self-sustainability and survival.According to Antwi, his organization is keen on promoting policy forums, training women in agriculture, as well as providing seed grants to cooperative farmers.Antwi said his expectation at the end of the training, is for participants to acquire knowledge in business, marketing strategy, financial management and to improve their productivity.“The ongoing training came as a result of a need assessment conducted by his organization,” therefore the training is part of a series of training with the second group of 20 Women’s starting next week,’’ he addedDel-Francis Wreh, executive director of the Liberia Macro-Economic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, said women empowerment is the foundation of the government Pro-poor Agenda.Wreh said there is no way the government will succeed without empowering women. He spoke of the Ministry of Finance excitement to see the level of support to women empowerment by partners.He added, “Donors’ support for women will generate a million of dollars in the future.”He said that the government through the Minister of Finance and Development Planning Samuel D. Tweah appreciates all women for their resilience, and is aware of challenges women are faced with.“I also challenge women to get involved in agriculture to meet that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the government is working on improving the private environment that will benefit all,’’ Wreh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

EU court cancels state aid ruling against four Spanish football clubs

first_imgTuesday’s ruling means the clubs do not have to repay millions of euros to the Spanish authorities, as they had been ordered to do in the 2016 decision.After a two-and-a-half year probe, the commission, which acts as the EU’s anti-trust enforcer, ruled that tax arrangements Spain gave four clubs — Real, Barca, Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna — breached the bloc’s rules on state aid.But after a challenge by Barcelona, the Luxembourg-based General Court said that the commission had “not shown to the requisite legal standard that the measure at issue conferred an advantage on its beneficiaries” and threw out the 2016 decision.Under European Union anti-trust rules, governments are not allowed to provide state aid to commercial enterprises if it distorts market competition.The commission ruling said the four clubs were treated as non-profit organisations, which pay a lower tax rate than other professional clubs registered as limited liability companies.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona players celebrate their fourth goal during the Spanish league match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on October 28, 2018 © AFP/File / Josep LAGOLUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg, Feb 26 – An EU court delivered a legal win for Barcelona, Real Madrid and two other top Spanish clubs Tuesday, cancelling a 2016 ruling by Brussels that had penalised them over tax breaks.The General Court of the European Union, the bloc’s second highest tribunal, said the European Commission had “erred in its assessment of the facts” when it ruled that the tax arrangements amounted to illegal state aid to the clubs.last_img read more

Retired Realtor now ‘sells’ literacy

first_img“There’s nothing more beautiful than the smile of a child.” – Grandpa Sid Conkwright Grandpa Sid Conkwright has seen hundreds of those smiles as he peers over the top of a children’s book that he’s reading aloud at the Granada Hills Library. It could be “Where Have All the Unicorns Gone?” or “Wingless Angels,” but it really doesn’t matter. Once you’ve got a child smiling at a book you’re reading aloud, you’ve got the child hooked. The computers a few feet away in the children’s section may have all the modern bells and whistles, but they don’t have Grandpa Sid. Only the books in this library have him. “The kids call him Grandpa Sid and just gravitate to him,” says children’s librarian Heather Sales. “He’s such a sweet man – a tall drink of water who is one of the most popular readers we’ve ever had in the program.” Conkwright, age 82 and with one granddaughter of his own, is one of the 300 or so retirees who volunteer a few hours a week to Grandparents and Books, a Los Angeles Public Library program that began in 1990. In recent years, it has been a challenge to attract more kids and volunteers, says Maureen Wade, director of the program. “Kids today are more tech-oriented. And while that’s OK, you need both computers and books. “Our readers give the kids a personal touch and are instrumental in introducing children to the fun and pleasure of reading and developing their literacy. “You can just see Grandpa Sid connecting with the kids. He has introduced so many of them to a generation they’ve never met before. Many of these kids either don’t have grandparents or they live far away and seldom see them. “Sid picks up that book, starts reading and becomes that grandpa they don’t have or see,” she said. He arrives at the library every Wednesday afternoon about 20 minutes early to choose the books he’ll read. After five years, he knows which ones bring the biggest smiles. “Many of my young listeners come from immigrant families (in which) English is a new language,” Sid says. “I’ve read to youngsters from Afghanistan, Iran, India, Pakistan, Korea, Mexico – you name it. “I try to teach them pronunciation and the definition of new words. A lot of them bring a small spiral notebook to write all the new words in and look them up in the dictionary later. “Sometimes, by the end of a few hours of reading, I begin feeling fatigued,” Grandpa Sid says. “But then one of the kids will take my hand or lean on my arm, and my fatigue just evaporates. “At those times, I find it impossible to say goodbye, so I just read on.” After 46 years as a Realtor in the San Fernando Valley, Conkwright never thought he’d be sitting in a miniature chair in the children’s section of a library reading “Where Have All the Unicorns Gone” to a half-dozen children. “I guess I just got lucky,” he says, laughing. “One day I saw a little ad in the Daily News about the library needing readers for its Grandparents and Books program, and I thought that sounds like fun. And it is. “I come home after reading to these kids with a glow, feeling like, ‘Oh, boy, ain’t life great?’ You can’t beat that at any age. “Sometimes I think we grandparents get more out of the program than the kids.” Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com TO LEARN MORE For more information about Grandparents and Books, visit your local branch library; call (213) 228-7487; or see www.lapl.org/admin/gab. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventlast_img read more

DONEGAL KEEPER JOE COULD BE SET FOR WEST BROM

first_imgTHE teenage Donegal keeper who quit Man United so he could get more opportunities could be set to sign for West Bromwich Albion.Joe Coll moved to England in 2010 when he opted to join United on a three-year deal from Glenea United.But with a year left on his deal, Coll parted company with United. Coll made his decision because of the amount of goalkeepers at United and he is now looking to push on elsewhere.And Sky Sports is reporting that WBA are leading the chase and he is set to join them for training.“I had a frustrating season at United’s academy with the lack of opportunities so spoke to the management there and decided to consider my options,” said Coll.“To improve as a goalkeeper you have to be playing to learn and I wouldn’t mind if I was playing for Glenea United or Man Utd. “I decided not to sign as a pro as when you’re a pro you’re always a pro. Clubs that might have been interested in me could’ve been put off if I was a pro and that played a part in my decision. I thought the best thing to do was make myself a free agent.” DONEGAL KEEPER JOE COULD BE SET FOR WEST BROM was last modified: July 31st, 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:DONEGAL KEEPER JOE COULD BE SET FOR WEST BROMlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: MALIN RUN ST MICHAEL’S CLOSE IN THE LEAGUE

first_imgSENIOR FOOTBALLDespite coming out on the wrong end of a 3-14 to 2-13 scoreline against a strong St Michaels side which included 3 All Ireland medal holders, a makeshift Malin side produced a superb performance and only for a poor start could have pulled off a massive shock. With many of the Malin youngsters getting their first taste of competitive senior football, it was inevitable that nerves would play a part and the visitors took full advantage and soon ran into a 1-6 to 0-0 lead. Veteran Martin Lafferty goaled just before the interval to leave the score 1-3 to 1-9 in St Michaels favour. Growing in confidence as the game progressed, our lads took the game to their more experienced side and when veteran Packo Fildara found the net, a flurry of well taken points from Anthony Kelly, Dan Mc Daid and great effort from young Danny Mc Carron who celebrated his 17th birthday earlier in the week, left the game all square. St Michaels rallied and a after a Colm Mc Fadden penalty, the Dunfanaghy side held on for a narrow win. We can take great heart from the performance of our young side, with many of them still part of our minor squad, they showed great heart and commitment and refused to buckle even when in 9 points in arrears. With this in mind many of these lads will be pushing for a place in the starting line up in the near future. We have one game left in the campaign, a trip to Glenswilly in the coming weeks. LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €550, sequence drawn was 6-7-5-4-1-2-3. €50 winner was Eamonn Mc Cole, Beaugh and the winner of the 20 euro sellers prize was The Kellys of Drumcarbit. Next weeks jackpot is €600 and as always we would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw. Envelopes are just €2 or 3 for €5 euro and are available in most pubs and shops in the area or alternatively from our band of young eager sellers.CLUB DINNER DANCE Tickets are currently on sale for our Annual Dinner Dance which takes place in The Malin Hotel on Saturday 29th of November. Special guests on the night will be Ulster Council President Martin Mc Aviney and County star Frank Mc Glynn. Presentations will be made to our Players of the Year, Young Players of the year, Clubperson of the Year, another of our dedicated club members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and a few more for good measure. The event is always one of the most popular nights in the club calendar, when we get together for a “bit of grub”, a chat, a dance and who knows maybe even a drink or two! Tickets are priced at just 20 euro and are available from David Gallagher, John Byrne, Maria Mc Laughlin (F) Roisin Walsh, Packo Fildara, Patrick Houten and Paul Fildara.SCOR NA NOGThe Inishowen heat of the Scor Na Nog took place in Muff last weekend and congratulations to our traditional music group of Ruaidhri Mc Carron, Niall Kelly, Megan Mc Colgan, Breda Kelly and Aoife Mc Colgan who came second in a highly contested section and now progress to represent the club in the county final in Donegal Town on November 23rd in Donegal Town.Our quiz team made up of Aoife Mc Colgan, Diarmuid Mc Carron, Ruaidhri Mc Carron and Niall Kelly finished in a credible 3rd place and were unlucky to miss out on a place in the final.MOVEMBERFor the second year in a row, many players, officials and supporters are participating in the Annual November event. Last year we were astounded by the generosity of everyone as we raised in excess of €8000 for charity. This year our chosen charities are Friends of Letterkenny Hospital and Crumlin Childrens Hospital in Dublin. Sponsor cards are available from Paul Fildara on 086 1055795 or Brendan Mc Gonagle on 086 1031203. The Big Shavathon will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 28th of November and should be another fun filled night.CLUB SHOP The Malin GAA club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturdays from 12-2 and on Sundays from 11-15 to 2-00. There are a large selection of club merchandise in stock, which can be purchased on the day. A list of other club gear, hoodies, rain jackets, shorts, socks, hats, scarves, kit bags etc are also available to order. Club vouchers are now also available and would make an ideal birthday or Christmas present, or for any occasion. On the subject of Christmas, anyone wishing to receive club merchandise in time for the festive season, are advised that orders must be placed in the next few days, to be guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas. So get your orders in early to avoid any disappointment. The club are holding a pre Christmas sale with Donegal fleece jackets reduced from €60 to €45. Malin club storm windcheaters are also reduced by 25% in the sale. Both items are available in mixed sizes. For more details, contact Susan on 07493 70638.CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations to neighbours Urris who have qualified for the final of the Ulster Junior Club Championship after their 3 point win on Sunday.CLUB NOTES Any items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Martin on 086 1585880 or Linda on 086 3452769 or alternatively send an email to the club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.CLUB NEWSYou can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures. If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts.GAA NEWS: MALIN RUN ST MICHAEL’S CLOSE IN THE LEAGUE was last modified: November 17th, 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:Malin GAA newslast_img read more

PICTURE OF EDDIE FULLERTON TAKES PRIDE OF PLACE IN LEINSTER HOUSE

first_imgDONEGAL TDs Padraig MacLochlainn and Pearse Doherty have erected a picture in honour of murdered Sinn Fein colleague Eddie Fullerton in the corridors of power in DublinThis framed picture of Inishowen councillor has been hung on the Sinn Féin floor of Leinster House between the offices of the two Donegal TDs.“We are always inspired by him,” said Deputy MacLochlainn. “The picture dates back to 1984 when Labour Minister for the Environment, Liam Kavanagh refused to meet a delegation from Donegal County Council because, Eddie, a Sinn Féin councillor was part of it.“He left through the gates of Leinster House to allow the meeting to proceed. That moment is captured in the picture. Today there are 14 Sinn Féin TDs and three Senators in this building, carrying on Eddies work’. Sleep easily my great great comrade and friend!”Mr Fullerton was murdered at his home in Buncrana in May 1991 by the UFF, assisted by British Army intelligence officers.  PICTURE OF EDDIE FULLERTON TAKES PRIDE OF PLACE IN LEINSTER HOUSE was last modified: May 2nd, 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:PICTURE OF EDDIE FULLERTON TAKES PRIDE OF PLACE IN LEINSTER HOUSElast_img read more

GARDAI EXAMINE POSSIBILITY THAT TRAGIC DEAN WAS ATTACKED BEFORE HE DIED

first_imgGardaI outside the home of the late Dean Lafferty at Admiran Park in Stranorlar yesterday. (NWNewsPix)Gardai are examining the possibility that a young Donegal man who died at his home may have suffered a head injury in an incident earlier.Dean Lafferty, who was just 18, was pronounced dead at his home at Admiran Park in Stranorlar at 8pm on Monday evening.It is understood the teenager had been socialising in nearby Ballybofey and also in Letterkenny on Sunday evening. Tragic Dean Lafferty.It is believed he may have received a blow to the head before he returned home to Stranorlar in the early hours of Monday morning.The young man, a gifted artist, was found by family members at his home.They immediately called the emergency services who arrived a short time later.However the former St Columba’s College student was pronounced dead at the scene. Dean’s body remained at the scene until the arrival of state pathologist Marie Cassidy in Co Donegal yesterday.Members of the Garda forensics unit were also at the scene carrying out a full investigation.The results of that post mortem were still being awaited last night.Hundreds of messages have been flowing in on social media for the gifted young artist.Dean had previously been an apprentice tattoo artist at the Sweet Ink parlour in Ballybofey. Many of the popular young man’s friends drew pictures which they posted on Facebook in tribute to his passing.Local county councillor Patrick McGowan said his sympathy was with Dean’s extended family at this time of his tragic passing.“There is a deep shadow of sorrow over the whole area since the news of Dean’s death has filtered out,” he said.GARDAI EXAMINE POSSIBILITY THAT TRAGIC DEAN WAS ATTACKED BEFORE HE DIED was last modified: February 19th, 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:assaultDean LaffertyGardaihead injuryinvestigationlast_img read more

U.S. praise; Belgrade violence

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In Belgrade, violent clashes broke out at the match between Serbia-Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, underlining the ethnic tensions that remain between the nations. It was the third match between the former Yugoslav republics since the 1992-95 civil war between Bosnian Muslims and Serbs that killed 250,000 in Bosnia. Serbia-Montenegro qualified with a 1-0 victory. Despite tight security, at least 19 people were injured in the violence at Belgrade’s 55,000-seat stadium. Six Bosnians were hospitalized with serious but not life-threatening injuries, including stab wounds, hospital officials said. U.S. national soccer team coach Bruce Arena praised the play of his young players following a victory over Panama in a World Cup qualifying finale, and violent clashes in Belgrade marred Serbia and Montenegro’s advancement to next year’s finals in Germany. The Americans finished atop the CONCACAF qualifying group with a 2-0 triumph Wednesday over Panama at Foxboro, Mass. Arena, whose team secured its berth last month, used the past three matches to gauge bubble players for the 23-man roster next summer. center_img Taylor Twellman and Kyle Martino scored their first international goals, and Arena singled out the play of young midfielders Justin Mapp and Brian Carroll. “We finished first in the group, which is nice,” Arena said. “It wasn’t critical, but that’s always nice to cap off the year with a win and end up being the top team in the group.” last_img read more

Bisaso: My task was to save Express from relegation

first_img Tags: Express FCshafic bisasotop Shafic Bisaso took over at Express in January 2018 (File Photo)KAMPALA – Express FC is nowhere near stable, that is if recent activities at the club are to be looked into.The Red Eagles who narrowly survived relegation last season are now involved in another off field battle with out-going coach Shafic Bisaso.This comes barely a month after appointing ‘prodigal son’, Kefa Kisala as the head tactician.Bisaso who was in charge of the club for the second half of the season has come out and claimed Express owes him money (salary) on top of bleaching the contract he has with the most supported club in the country.“Express owe money in terms of unpaid salaries, said Bisaso in an exclusive interview with PML Daily.“They did not pay me for three months before the end of last season and then the two that came after, that is five months in total.“The other issues is that they did not inform me about my sacking and i just learnt about the appointment of Kefa Kisala in the news.“I have heard stories circulating that i abscond from duty but i can tell you, that is all wrong, continued the soft spoken tactician.“I wrote to Express about my intentions to travel abroad and then later, i heard that they were bringing in a new coach.“When i came to Express, i signed a two year deal which had a clause that required me saving the club from relegation and i achieved that.“All i was waiting for is a phone call from officials telling me when they expected me to resume my duties.When asked about whether he plans to take legal action, the former SC Villa and Soana tactician had this to say.“It’s all down to Express because I have not thought about court.“It’s up to them to do the right thing and both of us move forward.“The biggest issue with the top management at Express is that they think everything casual which is so not right.“I will wait for communication from them and see what happens next.PML Daily reached Hamzah Juunju the club’s CEO about the matter and this is what he had to say.“Bisaso knows what to do, said Juunju.“We will not duel on him as we have other issues to resolve.Bisaso is currently back with Ssingo FC in the Airtel Masaza cup.He was in charge of Express for 15 league games, winning five (D5 L5).He helped the club retain its Uganda Premier League status on the last day with a 1-0 win over Masavu FC.Comments last_img read more