Hunters scrape home with 12-8 win

first_imgIt was a balanced opening quarter as both sides looked to find their rhythm.The Hunters found theirs first in the 21st minute when Israel Eliab found space down the short side and gave it on to Watson Boas, who drew in the defence before firing out to Bland Abavu to run away to score.Captain and five-eighth Ase Boas had no trouble converting to make it 6-0.The Magpies found the try line later in the 31st minute of play after some good vision from Luke Archer saw him cross over on the wing.An unsuccessful conversion left the score at 6-4 going into the break.The second half was filled with scrappy play from both teams, which made points hard to come by.The home side pushed further in front just after the 60-minute mark, thanks to Stargroth Amean, who worked his magic close to the line to break through the defence and flick it to a flying Eliab to score near the posts.Ase made it two from two to give the Hunters some breathing space.The Magpies were never out of the contest and continued to attack the line, searching for their second try.They finally did this in the 70th minute through a solo effort from Jamayne Isaako.Isaako’s attempt to narrow the deficit was again unsuccessful, leaving the score at 12-8, setting up a thrilling final 10 minutes.But the Hunters had enough to get them through muscling up in defence to hold on and win the round 14 clash.The man of the match was awarded to Amean.last_img read more

With Our Abundant Rainfall and Rivers, Why Are Our People Still Drinking Muddy Water?

first_imgLiberia Water and Sewer (LWSC) Managing Director Charles Allen, Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) Managing Director Joe Mayah, Agriculture Minister (MOA) Florence Chenoweth, Public Works Minister (PW) Gyude Moore, Health Minister (MOH) Walter Gwenigale, Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh and all other government Agency Heads who deal with the day-to-day livelihood of our people, need to read this Editorial—Why?It is because their work is directly related to the Liberian people’s appreciation or lack of it, of this nation they call their own—Liberia. To this is directly related the question, what is the source of appreciation for and love of one’s own country? The crux of the matter is: can they receive a positive answer to the ancient human question: “What is in it for us?”Yes, what is in Liberia for the people of Millsburg who, since the town’s founding in 1828, have never had a hand pump? Not until a Millsburg daughter, Joyce Raynes Ogunti, a Chicago nurse who, backed by her husband Vahnplah and friends, returned home and gave Millsburg its first hand pump in the town’s 87-year history!Yet Millsburg is only a stone’s throw away from White Plains—the source of LWSC’s water! This identical question—What is in it for us?—can be asked by the people of Malangai, in Bong County’s Zota District, who 50 years after their town’s founding, are still cooking and drinking from a muddy, disease-infested pond. The Daily Observer‘s front page story last Thursday showed in graphic detail the appalling source of drinking water for 1000 Malangaians.We urge LWSC’s Allen to travel to Malangai as soon as possible and quickly relieve that community of the deprivation of safe drinking water. He should go equipped to install several hand pumps that will guarantee the residents safe water close to their dwellings. Although long overdue, the people will appreciate Mr. Allen—or whoever delivers to them year round clean water. The women and children, who are the chief water carriers of their families sometimes walking for a mile or so to fetch water from streams, rivers or a pond like Malangai’s, would be forever grateful for the relief of water spouting from nearby hand pumps. Meanwhile LEC’s Mayah should take notice of what the persistent lack of cheap energy is doing to our forests and green vegetation. Large swathes of the country side are left with a seriously diminishing tree population due to the felling of trees everywhere to make charcoal for people’s household needs. It is incumbent upon Mr. Mayah to make a far more robust demand for budgetary allotment to speed up the provision of cheap electricity to the nation. We must build more mini hydros. From its incipience 89 years ago Firestone has used hydro-electric power from the Farmington, only one of Liberia’s numerous rivers. Yet our government institutions, large and small businesses and dwellings remain tethered (tied) to generators which drain our resources and profits.PW Minister Gyude Moore tours roads under construction but he also needs to visit other areas of the country, particularly this rainy season, and see for himself how the deplorable road conditions are affecting the people’s daily existence. He should then engage his own engineers and the Engineering Battalion of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), buy the necessary equipment to build and maintain more roads throughout the country as PW did in the past. We urge Agriculture Minister Chenoweth to also tour the country and see what our farmers need to grow and produce more food and send agricultural extension agents to encourage and guide farmers. The farmers would appreciate and love her and Liberia or that.The Health Minister and coworkers should use the wonderful opportunity provided by our victory over Ebola to fix, once and for all, our healthcare delivery system. The Health Minister should disguise himself early one morning and go see what the hundreds of pregnant women and thousands of other patients go through daily at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center’s gate. And finally, Minister Konneh should also travel the country and experience first-hand, our people’s living conditions and determine how he can more adequately fund the other officials to fulfill the crying needs of ordinary Liberians throughout the country. When his constant travels abroad to negotiate or sign agreements for funding do not trickle down to the ordinary people, how can they appreciate his or their government’s efforts?If all these officials do what needs to be done to help improve our people’s livelihood, the people would appreciate and love them and their country, and Liberia would finally become a happy, peaceful place to live. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Boost for Liverpool and Newcastle! France star holds fire on Dynamo Moscow contract

first_img1 Andre-Pierre Gignac Liverpool and Newcastle have been given a boost in their pursuit of Andre-Pierre Gignac after the striker told Dynamo Moscow to increase their offer.The France international is a free agent this summer after refusing to extended his contract with Marseille.His decision to do so has sparked interest from numerous clubs, including Premier League sides Liverpool and Newcastle.Both have reportedly contacted the 29-year-old’s representatives, although it is Dynamo Moscow who have made the only concrete offer.But, according to L’Equipe, that proposal is not up to scratch and Gignac has told the Russian club to come back with a higher offer.Dynamo Moscow are said to have offered the Frenchman a three-year contract worth £7.5m, plus a signing on bonus of £1.4m.last_img read more

UNIQUE MARINE PROJECT ‘MALINWATERS’ MAKES A SPLASH

first_imgMalinWaters was launched on 1st July at Seafest in Rathmullan by Councillor Noel McBride, Mayor of Donegal.This exciting new brand is the consumer brand of the Sail West Project – a €7.4M Marine Tourism initiative, linking the coastlines of Donegal, Sligo, Northern Ireland and West of Scotland.MalinWaters is part financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through INTERREG IVA Cross-Border Programme managed by the Special European Unions Programmes Body with co-funding provided by the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in the Republic of Ireland. To celebrate the brand launch, television personality Derek Davis took the plunge on board a boat in Rathmullan to test the fantastic MalinWaters area himself.In welcoming the new Malin Waters Brand, he referred to the strong maritime history between Ireland and Scotland and was sure that the new brand would be a huge success.He said that the North West in particular had a wealth of maritime attractions and alongside that there is excellent accommodation and restaurants that made the region particularly attractive to marine tourists.A new consumer website www.malinwaters.com will follow the launch this summer; the site will provide key information on the MalinWaters product offering, including sailing, surfing, diving, kayaking and angling among other marine leisure activities. The brand name itself was inspired by the name given to the sea area covering the majority of the Sail West project area. The sea area of Malin is officially recognised and referenced by the Met office and therefore is a term widely recognised by marine leisure enthusiasts.Commenting on the MalinWaters brand Donegal County Manager Seamus Neely said the MalinWaters marketing initiative will be a great boost to all working and involved in the tourism industry.“It will provide comprehensive information on the quality marine leisure product we have on offer and through working with our partners in Northern Ireland and Scotland, enable us to package and promote this fantastic product.“Most importantly upon completion it will create sustainable employment opportunities and significantly increase the number of tourists coming into the area.”Speaking at the Launch, newly appointed Mayor of County Donegal, Cllr. Noel McBride commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be part of launching this exciting brand in Donegal. Personally for me County Donegal has everything that a tourist could want; stunning scenery, an endless coastline with an abundance of blue flag beaches, excellent bars, restaurants, shops, and welcoming people. I wish all involved in the brand every success and look forward to hear about MalinWaters in the future”.* ALL PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF CLIVE WASSON PHOTOGRAPHYENDSUNIQUE MARINE PROJECT ‘MALINWATERS’ MAKES A SPLASH was last modified: July 5th, 2011 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:MalinWaterslast_img read more

A SUNDAY STROLL AROUND GARTAN – FOR A GREAT CAUSE

first_imgTeam VEC in conjunction with Gartan OEC are hosting one BIG event for ‘Relay for Life Donegal’.The group is hosting a ‘SUNDAY STROLL’ which will take place later today at Gartan.There are 3 walks to choose from so as to cater for all levels and for families : a 2 mile / 4 mile or an 8 mile walk around the beautiful picturesque area of Gartan at 3pm. Tea and Coffee will also be available and admission will be €10 per person and €15 for families. We, at this time would like to encourage as many as possible to come out to this BIG event.Bring your partners, friends, family and colleagues along for a Sunday Stroll. See you there! A SUNDAY STROLL AROUND GARTAN – FOR A GREAT CAUSE was last modified: May 13th, 2012 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:Donegal VECSunday Strolllast_img read more

Mike Douglas, former TV talk show host, dies at 81

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Mike Douglas, who drew on his affable personality and singing talent during 21 years as a talk show host, died Friday on his 81st birthday, his wife said. Douglas’ afternoon show, which aired from 1961 to 1982, featured his ballad and big-band singing style, other musicians, comedians, sports figures and political personalities, including seven former, sitting or future presidents. “People still believe `The Mike Douglas Show’ was a talk show, and I never correct them, but I don’t think so,” Douglas said in his 1999 memoir, “I’ll Be Right Back: Memories of TV’s Greatest Talk Show.” “It was really a music show, with a whole lot of talk and laughter in between numbers.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesDouglas did about 6,000 syndicated shows, most 90 minutes long, and estimated that at its peak the show was seen in about 230 cities. Douglas was among the “early settlers” in daytime talk shows, said Robert Thompson, a professor and director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. “Mike Douglas was an old-fashioned traditionalist, holding down the fort while the culture was changing,” Thompson said. “He was always the very friendly talk show host, nice to everybody. He would lean toward his guest as if he really cared. He owned that territory.” Hosts Phil Donahue, Dinah Shore and Merv Griffin also found success about the same time. Douglas said in his book that people often confused him with Griffin, another singer of Irish heritage. Douglas fondly recalled when Tiger Woods, who as a preschooler was already drawing attention, appeared on the same 1978 show as Bob Hope, an avid golfer. “I don’t know what kind of drugs they’ve got this kid on,” Hope quipped, “but I want some.” Douglas was genial most of the time, but confided in his memoir that his composure was sorely tested one week in 1972 when former Beatle John Lennon and wife, Yoko Ono, were his unlikely guest hosts. One of the guest celebrities they selected was well-known anti-war activist Jerry Rubin. “He just got on my nerves. It sounded like this guy hated the president, the Congress, everyone in business, the military, all police and just about everything America stands for,” Douglas said. He recalled becoming confrontational with Rubin. But Lennon “picked up the mantle of Kind and Gentle Host, and he did it quite well, reinterpreting Jerry’s comments to take some of the sting out and adding a little humor to keep things cool,” Douglas said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

The rollercoaster journey of SC Paderborn after Bundesliga return

first_img ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gameday cracker REVEALED shining 2 huge blow Union Berlin’s 2-2 draw with VFL Bochum meant Paderborn went up on goal difference to complete a remarkable journey back to the top of German football.You need to go back to 2014 to understand just how far Paderborn fell.The club achieved the biggest breakthrough in its long history, achieving promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time. But their celebrations were short-lived after the club finished rock bottom in the debut season and immediately returned to the second tier.And things just continued to get worse as Paderborn found themselves trapped in a downward spiral.After only six wins and 28 points in the 2015/16 season, they suffered yet another relegation and fell to the 3. Liga. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REPLY There has rarely been a dull moment at SC Paderborn over the last five years.The German club sealed automatic promotion to the Bundesliga on Sunday despite losing 3-1 to Dynamo Dresden. Paderborn celebrate once promotion is confirmed on Sunday Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 tense Paderborn have a strong and loyal following in Germany no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card The 2016/17 season brought more misery and the club finished in the relegation zone, but instead of dropping down to the Regonalliga, Paderborn experienced a dramatic twist of fate.They avoided relegation because 1860 Munchen failed to secure a license to play in the third tier.It proved a turning point for the club, who have gone on to achieve back-to-back promotions to write one of German football’s true fairytales.That said, I’m sure they’d settle for a nice, boring mid-table finish next season.last_img read more

McCann: I didn’t enjoy 90 minutes in the stand one bit

first_imgOne the eve of the game, McCann vowed not to speak to Wright and declared the visiting boss “not welcome”.When asked about McCann’s pre-match comments, Wright said: “Listen, I think the messages I have received and the support I have received and what’s been said on social media, there’s only one person coming out of it not looking great and it certainly isn’t me.”But dismissed claims the defeat would hurt more because it was against McCann.“It’s three points,” he said. “When I wake up in the morning it’s three points lost, it doesn’t matter who it’s to.“Of course we would have preferred to have the three points, we would have preferred to have the point even, but the fact we have been beaten here – we have lost here before – is not going to make much difference to my weekend. Three points lost is three points lost.” McCann said: “It was difficult. I didn’t enjoy it one bit. You do get a different perspective on the match from there but it’s not great when you can’t directly affect it on the field.“There were a few things I wasn’t pleased about but at the end those feelings just disappeared, and were replaced by just satisfaction, really.“When they equalised I just thought it was maybe going to be one of those days because it was late on. But it was a terrific ball from Cammy and big Moussa, it was a thunderous header.“I thought he was brilliant, I really did. His hold-up play was exceptional and two huge goals for us.” Dundee manager Neil McCann admitted he endured 90 difficult minutes in the stands during his side’s win over St Johnstone.McCann served a one-match touchline ban following a post-match tussle with Saints goalkeeper Zander Clark after a 4-0 home defeat six weeks ago when the teams last met.McCann and opposite number Tommy Wright maintained the animosity in the build-up to the game and the latter looked like he would have the last laugh when Steven MacLean levelled with five minutes left.But Sofien Moussa headed home Cammy Kerr’s free-kick three minutes later to add to his first-minute tap-in and seal a 2-1 victory which took Dundee six points clear of Ross County, who are now bottom of the Premiership.last_img read more

Gardaí appeal for information on Sligo man missing for three weeks

first_imgGardai in Sligo are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Kenneth McGowan, aged 49 years who is missing from Grange, Co Sligo since Sunday, 12th of February, 2017. Kenneth was last seen in the Drumcliff area of Sligo at approximately 1.15am on Sunday the 12th February, 2017.Drumcliff is in northern Sligo; a twenty five minute drive away from Donegal. He is described as 5ft 11 inches in height and approximately 11 stone.He has brown hair and a short brown/reddish beard and wears glasses on occasion. He was wearing dark clothing when last seen.He is known to frequent Sligo, Dublin and Kildare.Kenneth’s family and Gardai are concerned for his welfare and anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai at Sligo Garda Station on 071 9157000, Grange Garda Station at 071 9163144, the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station. Gardaí appeal for information on Sligo man missing for three weeks was last modified: March 5th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:drumcliffkenneth mcgowanMISSING MANsligolast_img read more

Holidays Around the Parks: Dinosaur Edition

first_imgShare This! Spoiler: Not our Dino, but at least this one is wearing something festive. Heading over towards Echo Lake, we find a new photo opportunity for this holiday season. The Christmas tree has been relocated inside the park from its former location in front of the turnstiles. The ornaments in the water, as well as the lights situated on the ship, give a special backdrop instead of thousands of your newest friends walking behind you. Our journey begins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where we encounter my all-time favorite theme park Christmas tree. Before heading home, let’s take one more stroll around Echo Lake. Sunset Boulevard is full of decorations, and Glow With The Show ears. They’ve gotta pay for the light bill somehow. Hooray for Hollywood, indeed, where the decorations are bountiful and we are sure to find some holiday cheer!This excavation tent in front of the Indiana Jones Epic Stuntacular (aka the greatest show ever in any theme park) has been turned into a Christmas shop for the Echo Lake area and the Jingle Bell Jingle Bam nighttime extravaganza. Could it be….that’s Dino Gertie’s music!!! The most famous Dinosaur of all, Dino Gertie is all dressed up for Christmas, bringing a new level of cuteness to Christmas. Now you can see why I have dubbed this the ‘Dinosaur Edition.’ That’s not all though–the highlight of Disney’s Hollywood Studios this holiday season is the new Flurry of Fun. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and my gift to you this Christmas season is the gift of holiday cheer…in photo form. I’ve braved the unusually frigid temperatures and over-crowded parks to bring you complete coverage of each park’s holiday decorations. Today we are stepping it up a notch and visiting two parks in one day: Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But why are we calling it the ‘Dinosaur Edition’? Well,  you’ll just have to read on to find out! We’re getting warmer! We finally have a strand of garland, and Santa is even making an appearance in the distance. But the one we seek is just around the river bend…or storefront, whatever you want to call it.I love the classic road signs featured in this wreath. And look, they even have Dinosaur ornaments!! Your move Universal.center_img The new Flurry of Fun show sees projections play out on the Hollywood Tower of Terror façade, with four short shows featuring characters from the park as well as classic Disney cartoons. Oh, and if you miss the snow from the former Osborne Lights, well they have tons of it. Nothing will ever match the grandeur and feeling of standing inside the Streets of America during the Osborne Lights, but this is a nice addition showcasing the latest technology that Disney has been employing across all of its properties.Hollywood Tower of Terror: Sugar Rush edition. Baymax is modeling the latest holiday fashion trend, showcasing the Jingle Bell Jingle Bam show featuring the elves of Prep & Landing. Also we see here a Tervis Tumbler for the show, which is surely to be featured in next month’s Outlet Report. This is a good sign, right?!? Here we see the buildings lined with garland, and ornaments, and lights. Our adventure is starting to kick off in the Animal Kingdom. Or so it seemed. I ventured into the newest land of the park only to find that the Na’vi missed the memo on Christmas. Maybe they should’ve named the floating mountains Mt. Crumpit when they built the park. It would be fitting for this holiday season after all. Sadly, this story continues on as I traveled through each land. Decorations were sparse this year compared to years past, but I knew that if I kept looking, one familiar face would be there to greet me during this holiday decoration adventure. Moving further through the park, we find the newly renamed Grand Arts theatre showcasing a little touch of garland to accentuate the holidays. And near Pizza Rizzo, we find Santa Claus climbing a fire escape, possibly trying to get a sneak peak of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We can’t wait either, Santa. The handmade decorations on the tree range from baskets, wood carvings, and animal masks, to other culturally significant items to the regions represented in the park itself. And who doesn’t love The Lion King or Tarzan?! They are in my upper echelon of Disney films, so I will always feature a reference to them whenever possible.Garland, wonderful!! This will surely be a joyful stroll through my favorite park with plenty of decorations for all to see. The backside of Santasaurus…and look, more dinosaur ornaments!Time for a quick trip down the road and into Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There he is! Santasaurus!!! If it weren’t for him, this would be a thrilling look at the top six types of garland we’ve found throughout the park. You could almost say that Santasaurus saved Christmas, or possibly just this post. But that is not the end of our trip today, as we have our sights set on the most famous dinosaur of all. Oh, and they actually do have Christmas decorations at our next park, too. It’s a miracle! It’s the season of giving, so my gift to you is a few more photos of Dino Gertie, because you can never have too much Gertie. Right?!? Join us next time as we take you through a tour of the Gingerbread houses from around the parks and resorts, as well as a look at the Magic Kingdom’s décor.last_img read more