Rest day for marlin tourney

first_imgPORT ANTONIO:The Port Antonio Blue Marlin tournament takes a break this morning to make way for the one-day canoe competition, which has attracted approximately 70 local fishermen.After two gruelling days of competition, nine marlins have been tagged and released.Twenty-six fishing boats, including six overseas entries – three from Haiti, two from the Cayman Islands and one American – are competing in the marlin tournament.On Monday, the tournament was declared open by custos of Portland, Lincoln Thaxter, who urged the anglers to continue their friendly rivalry.The custos also lauded the organisers for their renewed commitment to the staging of the tournament, which continues to be a positive spin-off for local residents, who are employed for approximately two weeks.Today’s canoe tournament will see local fishermen vying for the prestigious Stone Ginger Wine Trophy and a cash prize.The marlin competition resumes tomorrow and will climax on Friday with a prize-giving ceremony.last_img read more

Elevating Our Students from the Floors to Chairs: “To Whom Much Is Given,…

first_imgWho is Tibelrosa Summoh Tarponweh?  We do not remember ever doing a story on this caring and patriotic parent.  But last Thursday our Health Correspondent, Alaskai Johnson, caught him doing a great deed: providing 78 armchairs to students of the John Payne Mitchell Elementary and Junior High School in Marshall, Margibi County.   Johnson dutifully covered the event and put Mr. Tarponweh suddenly in the news.Alaskai’s photos were graphic enough.  He showed students sitting on cement blocks, with their second grade teacher looking on with concern, and the new armchairs provided by donor Tarponweh. There are at least three things that make this story important.  The first is the students who, eager to learn, are prepared to make any sacrifice, including sitting on the floor, to attend school.    The second is the ineptitude (incompetence, ineffectiveness) of the Ministry of Education, in allowing students, in this day and age, to sit on the classroom floor or on broken concrete blocks.  The Ministry has forgotten what President Sirleaf did a few years back when she paid a surprise visit to the William Gabriel Kpoleh School in Bardnersville and found students sitting on the floor: in anger, she suspended Education Minister Joseph Korto and all his deputies!  The third important thing about Alaskai’s story is the neighborhood in which the school exists. Right across the street from it are the imposing mansions of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler—a man who hails from an equally impoverished rural Liberian town—Arthington in Montserrado County.Why do we have to mention the Speaker?  First, because Alaskai did in his story.  The inquisitive reporter that he is, he could not help but look across the street and see the Speaker’s imposing mansions, in stark contrast to this deprived and impoverished school training pupils who are just beginning their educational journey into the future, when one of them would one day be a national leader like Speaker Tyler. But let us quickly digress, for one particular reason: to remind these students—indeed all Liberian students—that we do not want them to grow up dreaming of political leadership only.  They must remember that there is a whole lot one can do for his or her country without becoming president, speaker, senator, representative or chief justice. Many of us have been given, and are being given, an education to HELP MOVE LIBERIA FORWARD IN EVERY DIRECTION—in agriculture, architecture, business and finance, cartography (mapping), defense (immigration, police, soldier, etc), education (teaching, research and writing) engineering, geology and mining, health sciences and medicine, history (world, national, local, personal and professional, etc.), journalism, law, languages, political and other social sciences and pure science and technology.Speaker Tyler may not have known where this school is or what its needs are.  Nor may he have known after whom the school was named—John Payne Mitchell—former Education Secretary and the first Liberian to attain the Doctorate degree (PhD).We surely hope the students of this school will come to know who Dr. Mitchell was, so that some of them, too, may aspire to attain and indeed achieve this coveted academic credential, the PhD.No, the Speaker may not have known where this school is, for too many of our top officials and privileged people feel very comfortable in their air-conditioned, stained glass- windowed vehicles speeding past the poor, deprived and underprivileged on the dusty, muddy or water-logged streets and in slum neighborhoods.But that is why—remember? —Jesus walked most places He went—to experience for Himself as the incarnate One (in the flesh—God made man), the multitude of problems besetting suffering humanity—and not only to experience, but to DO something about   them! Remember, too, that Christ took pains to teach the people about GOOD NEIGHBORLINESS, telling them that their neighbor is “everyone, without exception.”We pray that Speaker Tyler will become a good neighbor to his poor, deprived and underprivileged community—and not him only, but all others who are building mansions in that beautiful Marshall strip, or anywhere else in Liberia.For that same Bible teaches, “To whom much is given, much is expected.”   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MRUYP Embraces Yorlay Appointment

first_imgThe leadership of the Mano River Union Youth Parliament (MRUYP) Liberia-Chapter has embraced the appointment of Teeko Tozay Yorlay, as Assistant Minister for Youth Development at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.According to MRUYP Speaker Melvin Sarh, the appointment of  Yorlay, who was recently removed as Development Superintendent of Nimba County, does not only come at a time when the Parliament seeks the entry of additional members of its erstwhile parliamentarians in Government, but also clearly demonstrates the good public service record of Yorlay.Yorlay once served as the first Deputy Speaker of the first Mano River Union Youth Parliament Liberia-Chapter.The Parliament thanked President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for reappointing Yorlay to continue to serve the youth and student community of Liberia.The MRUYP leadership has meanwhile called on its present parliamentarians to consider the two successive appointments of Yorlay as motivational and an incentive to increasing their service delivery to young people.     Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GRANT SCHEME ANNOUNCED TO CONSERVE DONEGAL’S FARM BUILDINGS

first_imgA stone slate-roofed barn in County Donegal before and after it benefitted from the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme administered by The Heritage Council.Funds are available for the conservation of County Donegal’s traditional farm buildings and other related structures from The Heritage Council in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme.The funding will be made available countrywide this year for farmers under the Green, Low Carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS).The closing date for receipt of applications to the grant scheme is Friday, May 6, 2016. GLAS is the new agri-environment scheme for Irish farmers, to which nearly 40,000 farmers have already signed-up, and this new element to that scheme will help ensure that small traditional farm buildings and other structures, which are of significant cultural and heritage value, are restored and conserved for renewed practical agricultural use.“These buildings have been an integral part of our agricultural heritage for generations, and their contribution to the character and beauty of the Irish landscape cannot be overstated,” said Simon Coveney T.D., acting Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.The aim of the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is to conserve traditional farm buildings including roofs, outside surface of walls, windows and doors.Grants will also be available for other related structures such as historic yard surfaces and landscape features around the farmyard such as walls, gate pillars and gates. To be eligible for the scheme, buildings and other related structures must have architectural or vernacular heritage character and make a contribution to their setting.“Farmers have always played an important role as custodians of our rural landscape” said Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.“Although the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is highly competitive, several farm buildings in County Donegal have benefitted under the scheme in recent years. As well as achieving the aims of GLAS, the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme allows traditional farm buildings to retain their relevance to agricultural activities, helps to maintain aspects of our rural built heritage which are important to regional landscape character, and conveys rural ways-of-life and local history to visitors and locals alike.”County Donegal’s farmsteads can include a variety of traditional farm buildings – most of which are eligible under the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme.On large farms in the east of the county, an array of farm buildings can be found arranged around a courtyard whereas on small farms in the west of the county, outbuildings may be added to the farmhouse along its long axis producing an extended farmstead or may be distributed in a scattered pattern around the farmhouse. The Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is open to farmers who (i) have a GLAS contract with the Department of Agriculture and who are approved for participation in the GLAS scheme and (ii) are the owner of the building/other related structure for which funding is being sought or are acting with the permission of the owner.The grant will cover up to 75% of the cost of the works. The minimum grant offered will be €4,000 and the maximum amount will be €25,000. Applications to the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme must be made directly to The Heritage Council in Kilkenny by Friday, May 6, 2016.Further details and application forms are available from The Heritage Council in Kilkenny on (056) 777 0777. Application forms can also be downloaded from The Heritage Council website at: www.heritagecouncil.ieGRANT SCHEME ANNOUNCED TO CONSERVE DONEGAL’S FARM BUILDINGS was last modified: April 12th, 2016 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:donegalFARM BUILDINGSgrantHeritagehouseslast_img read more

Details of St Michael’s Minor Board AGM announced

first_imgSt. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last.  The numbers drawn were 1,2,5,6,10,16.  The Match 5 winners were John Gallagher (William) Murroe Dunfanaghy, Derek Wilkinson Creeslough, Frank Corbett Creeslough and Martin O’Donnell Ards who won €25 each. This weeks Jackpot be €2200.The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated. Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .St. Michael’s Bingo SessionThe €75 on the 5th Game at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was won Grace McCarrys Cashelmore Creeslough; €75 on the 10th Game was won by John McLaughlin Derryherriff Creeslough.  The €100 on the Snowball game was won by Madge Johnston Falcarragh. Please note that there is a new format at the Bingo Session in Creeslough now.  All lines €30, 2 Houses at €75, All other Houses at €50, Sheet: €30 Line, €100 House, The Snowball is now €1,000 on 45 Numbers or less.The single book is €8, Double, Double Book €12, Sheet €2. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre. National Club DrawSt. Michael’s Club officials will be selling the annual National Draw tickets door to door in the Dunfanaghy and Creeslough areas over the next few weeks.  All support would be greatly appreciated for this important fundraising event for the club.  Tickets are priced at €10 and included in this is a local, County and National Draw.2017 Season Tickets& Club + CardsSales & Renewals will commence on Monday 10th October.Adult Season Ticket BenefitsCosts only €99All National League Games for your County.1st Round of the Ulster ChampionshipOption to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified& you have at least 60% attendance at games.U16 Season Ticket BenefitsCosts only €20All National League Games for your County.1st Round of the Ulster ChampionshipOption to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified& you have at least 60% attendance at games. Adult Club + Card Benefits for MembersCosts only €200All Adult Club Games within the control of Donegal GAA (Not eligible for games at U18 Grade & Lower)All National League Games for your County.1st Round of the Ulster ChampionshipOption to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified No Attendance Record Required.Pitch GatesAll Managers and everyone else who uses the Club Naomh Micheál Pitch at The Bridge in are asked to please close the Gate as they leave.SOS for Photographs!Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.iePlease spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!!All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone. Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardSt. Michael’s Minor Board AGMThe  Minor Board AGM takes place in Creeslough Day Centre on Tuesday 22nd November at 8pm .Registration  for the new year will take place on the same night from 7-8pm and afterwards the AGM .Numbers are very big this year so we need more people involved – all help welcome and no experience is necessary . We need a parent to be present for each child registered, Due to changes in the Registration process. All children need to be registered at the AGM, So one parent to attend. Looking forward to seeing you on the night.AcademyA new 8 week football academy starting this Sunday October 30th at St Michael ‘s Clubhouse, for 4 – 6 year olds from 11 – 12noon and for 7 – 10 year olds from 12 – 1pm .Everyone welcome. Look forward to seeing  you there.Clothes BankA clothes bank is now situated on High St, Creeslough ie around the corner from McNultys Bar in aid of St. Michael’s Minor Board.  If anyone is clearing out presses etc. all donations of clothes, shoes, bags, curtains etc would be much appreciated.Details of St Michael’s Minor Board AGM announced was last modified: November 1st, 2016 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:AGMGAASportSt Michaelslast_img read more

Eden Hazard is set for Real Madrid transfer, says ex-Chelsea star

first_img targets TOP WORK 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest transfer news Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? three-way race Belgium star Eden Hazard in action against France. LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Chelsea and Belgium star Eden Hazard has starred at the World Cup. LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Neymar has reportedly snubbed Real’s interest in him as he wanted to play alongside Ronaldo, while Kylian Mbappe is also on the wishlist at the Bernabeu.But Denmark legend Laudrup, who played 11 games for Chelsea in the 1998/99 season, has revealed Hazard is the man set to move to Madrid. IN DEMAND He told Sportske Novosti: “I spoke to Eden Hazard a few days ago, he is preparing for a move to Real Madrid and it is a good move both for him and for Real.“Again in Russia, he proved how good he is.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer RANKED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard is set to move to Real Madrid this summer, according to former Blues star Brian Laudrup.Having sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus it is only a matter of time before the Spaniards splash the cash and it seems the Belgian star has been chosen as his replacement. 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Hazard has already hinted he could leave Chelsea this summer and prior to the tournament he told beIN SPORTS: “I think Real is everyone’s dream. For now, it’s the World Cup.“As I have said at least 100 times, I am at Chelsea and for the moment nobody has made me an offer.”last_img read more

Stats experts reveal how Premier League table should look after nine matches

first_img3. Chelsea – Real position = 3Real points = 21 | Expected points = 18.432. Liverpool – Real position = 2Real points = 23 | Expected points = 18.671. Manchester City – Real position = 1Real points = 23 | Expected points = 23.82 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 12. Cardiff City – Real position = 17Real points = 5 | Expected points = 9.8311. Leicester City – Real position = 11Real points = 12 | Expected points = 11.4410. Manchester United – Real position = 10Real points = 14 | Expected points = 12.22 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings TOP WORK 6 Most read in Premier League Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 9. Everton – Real position = 8Real points = 15 | Expected points = 12.678. Watford – Real position = 7Real points = 16 | Expected points = 12.907. Arsenal – Real position = 4Real points = 12 | Expected points = 13.366. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Real position = 9Real points = 15 | Expected points = 14.75 6 In the growing age of analytics though, it doesn’t look quite as rosy. They are, according to statistics, over-performing.The use of expected goals helps us take a deeper look at the quality of a team’s chances and, looking at this, Emery’s side are scoring far more than anticipated, allowing them to sneak possibly undeserved victories.So, how does the real table compare with the statistical expectation? Find out how the stats believe the Premier League SHOULD be shaping up below… gameday cracker 6 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 5.Tottenham Hotspur – Real position = 5Real points = 21 | Expected points = 16.954. Bournemouth – Real position = 6Real points = 17 | Expected points = 17.41 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 6 There has been much talk about Arsenal’s start to the 2018/19 Premier League season.The Gunners, under new manager Unai Emery, have managed to secure an impressive seven wins, with just two losses – to Manchester City and Chelsea. Expected goals (xG) is a football statistic that attempts to reveal the precise score of every game using the quality of chances created. If a team has a high xG but low goals scored they were wasteful, whereas a low xG but high goals scored suggests they are performing far better in front of goal than they should be.Using expected goals, which you can learn more about here, and data from Understat, we present how the table should look after four games, according to the stats experts.20. Burnley – Real position = 13Real points = 8 | Expected points = 7.2219. Huddersfield Town – Real position = 19Real points = 3 | Expected points = 7.3618. Fulham – Real position = 18Real points = 5 | Expected points = 7.70 SORRY revealed Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? changes 6 tense Unai Emery has guided Arsenal to fourth in the Premier League table, but have they been treated to a run of easy fixtures? predicted whoops 6 Man United are underperforming according every table going 17. Newcastle United – Real position = 20Real points = 2 | Expected points = 7.7916. Brighton and Hove Albion – Real position = 12Real points = 11 | Expected points = 8.1115. Southampton – Real position = 16Real points = 6 | Expected points = 9.3514. West Ham – Real position = 14Real points = 7 | Expected points = 9.4613. Crystal Palace – Real position = 15Real points = 7 | Expected points = 9.53 Even Wilfried Zaha could help the Eagles against Everton. huge blow latest The Cottagers are struggling at the moment. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Ryan Fraser’s excellent form has been a highlight for the Cherries this campaign. Wolves defender Matt Doherty is doing the business in the Premier League last_img read more

Breaking: Man arrested leaving Australia after crash which left two Donegal men seriously injured

first_imgA young Irishman has been arrested boarding a flight from Australia to Dublin following a serious crash which has left two other Irishmen with serious injuries in hospital.The 22 year old, understood to be from Co Donegal, was arrested yesterday on board a plane about to take off from Sydney Airport.Donegal Daily yesterday reported how an incident in the Sydney suburb of Chifley on Saturday last resulted in a car crashing into a parked van in the early hours of the morning. Eye-witnesses said a Mazda 323 car traveling at speed crashed into a parked Toyota Hiace van leaving two men trapped in the car.CCTV footage showed the driver of the car jumping out of the wreckage, surveying the scene before fleeing on foot.One of his passengers also fled on foot a short time later.Emergency services including police and ambulance personnel arrived on the scene a short time later. The scene of the serious crash in Sydney.It took the rescue services more than an hour to free the two men following the crash in the early hours of Saturday morning last.One of the men, a 25-year-old was left unconscious having suffered serious injuries.He was taken to St George’s Hospital where he is in a critical but stable condition.The other trapped passenger, a 27-year-old man, was taken to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition.New South Wales police launched an immediate search for the driver and the passenger. And last night they confirmed that the man they believe to be the suspected driver had ben arrested and taken into custody.The man was arrested at 9pm on Monday evening Australian time.A police spokesman confirmed “Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit commenced inquiries and about 9pm last night (Monday, July 29), a 22 year old man was arrested at Sydney Airport on board a flight to Dublin.“He was taken to hospital under police guard, for treatment to injuries sustained during the crash. “Charges are expected to be laid upon his release from hospital.“Inquiries continue to locate the fourth occupant.”Breaking: Man arrested leaving Australia after crash which left two Donegal men seriously injured was last modified: August 1st, 2019 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:arrestAustraliacrashdonegalplanepolicesydneylast_img read more

Why 49ers’ George Kittle is defined by more than just his WWE, Panda Express addiction

first_imgIt is too early to function. The sun isn’t even up, not even close. Garrett Celek, the San Francisco 49ers’ veteran tight end, barely wills himself into his car, his body aching from yet another loss two days earlier. Santa Clara lies completely still on this mid-November morning as Celek’s white Lexus SUV begins to roll forward.But then up ahead … movement. Tons of movement.CLICK HERE If you are having trouble viewing the photos on your mobile device. The SUV’s headlights reveal a large …last_img read more

Klay Thompson to Clippers if Warriors don’t offer max deal?

first_imgLosing to the Rockets would be a crushing blow for the Warriors, but what if they also wound up losing Klay Thompson?ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday there’s a chance the Warriors’ five-time All-Star could leave in free agency and potentially sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Thompson, who is from Southern California, has repeatedly said he wants to finish his career with the Warriors. And, should the Warriors offer Thompson a max deal as they’ve indicated in the past they would, …last_img read more