19 Qualified, 5 on Hold by LFA Elections Committee

first_imgThe LFA Elections Committee has qualified 19 candidates and put hold on five, requesting for further explanations to get ready for the March 22 elections in Grand Bassa County.The committee said the qualified candidates for positions in the LFA Executive Committee are Lemuel B. Sharman, Allain Krayee, Samuel Y. Karn, Ansu V. S. Dulleh, Adolphus G. Harmon, Matthew Smith and Samuel Ashley.Others are Rochell G. D. Woodson, Wilmot Smith, Yanqueh S. Borsay, Urias Glaybo, Mustapha Raji, D. Sheba Browne, Wallace G. Weiah, and Ciata A. Bishop.The committee said Madam Ciata A. Bishop will serve as the female representative to the Executive Committee while the other nine candidates will go through the voting process.Meanwhile the committee at its press conference yesterday placed a hold on the following candidates: Cyrus N. Wright, D. Maxwell S. Kemayah, and Korpo Beatrice Kpoto, for what it said, “Inconsistencies that need clarification.”Also placed on hold are candidates Adolph Lawrence and Alfred Sayon due to double nominations by the Gardnersville FC, and said the clubs and the candidates will meet the committee to sort things out at the conference in the period of eight days.Chairman Malcolm Joseph assured all applicants of free, fair and transparent elections.However, Aliou Bah was disqualified for what it termed as “constitution stigma to participate for this year elections.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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$18M infirmary, outpatient clinic built at Palms Geriatric Home

first_imgIn an effort to improve the services provided to residents of the Palms Geriatric Home and by reducing referrals of these patients to the Georgetown Public Hospital, the facility has now been furnished with an $18M infirmary and outpatient clinic, along with equipment and furnishing.The official commission of this new facility took place on Monday with Social Protection Minister Amna Ally declaring that the project is part of the Government’s efforts to ensure that the country’s seniors receive the best possible care whilst at the public institution.The observation ward in the infirmary, at the Palms Geriatric Home“We cannot bypass our elderly, and every day we look at the improvement of the services that we can provide for our elderly at the Palms and today, this is a manifestation to show that we really do care,” she said while acknowledging that there was a dire need for this to be included in the services provided.The Minister urged warned staffers against the mistreatment of the residents of the facility. “One day we are going to get old and we would not like when we get old to be mistreated and so, like our elders we would also like to ensure that we are given the best treatment,” she also added.It was also explained by Director of Social Services, Wentworth Tanner that the ward will cater specifically for those persons with communicable diseases. This is to ensure that they are quarantined.“We took a lot of things into consideration here, in the infectious ward there are special bath rails, special bath stools, to ensure that the best possible care can be provided here”“Many times there are cases when persons come back from the hospital, they are not yet at a place where we feel comfortable taking them back to the general ward, so we can bring them here for observation and complete their recovery before we send them to the ward and they’re also cases that aren’t serious enough to send them to the Georgetown hospital so we can deal with it in-house so we are going to bring those people down here for observation and continued care,” Tanner continued.Some of the most common infections there are lung related. There are also cases of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases which comes with age. He said prior to the establishment of the facilities, there is an in-house doctor who visits the ward at least once per week.The infirmary is now equipped with an infectious ward, a doctor’s office and an observation ward with six beds. The outpatient clinic has a waiting area, a doctor’s office, and a dispensary.The project, which was conceptualised in 2016, will see a reduction in the number of referrals to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).There will be two medical doctors on call 24 hours per every day, along with three nurses per shift, to attend to those persons with communicable diseases, thereby improving ward visits.The facility houses approximately 200 residents.last_img read more

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Arsenal’s Europa hopes to be tested by Swedish minnows

first_img0Shares0000Ostersunds’ Nigerian forward Alhaji Gero (L) celebrates scoring with Iranian midfielder Saman Ghoddos during the Europa League group F match against Athletic Bilbao in Ostersund, Sweden on October 18, 2017 © TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP/File / Robert HENRIKSSONNYON, Switzerland, Dec 11 – Arsenal’s hopes of Europa League glory will be tested in the last 32 by Swedish minnows Ostersunds, ironically coached by the only English manager left in European competition and founded in the same month Arsene Wenger took over the Gunners.In the draw made Monday, the Gunners were pitched against the central Swedish club coached by Graham Potter, who played for Southampton in the Premier League as part of a long career that saw him win one under-21 England cap and make 307 Football League appearances. Now 42, Potter led Ostersunds — created in October 1996 when three local clubs (Ope IF, IFK Ostersund, Ostersund/Torvalla FF) merged — to the Swedish Cup last season, having taken the side from the Swedish fourth division to the top flight in six seasons.Far from being intimidated, Ostersunds seemed ecstatic with the draw, their English manager freely admitting his outfit would not be favourites against Wenger’s Arsenal, currently sitting fifth in the Premier League.“I think it’s really cool to go home to England and meet one of the best teams in the Premier League,” said Potter, who first signed for Ostersunds in 2010.“Now we are really underdogs,” he added in a report in Swedish on the club’s website.The club, who claimed a shock win over Galatasaray in the second qualifying round and then finished second in a group featuring Athletic Bilbao and Hertha Berlin after only losing one game, reported that Potter looked delighted as he and the club chairman realised who they had been drawn against.“Jubilation in Ostersund, OFK meet Arsenal in the next round,” the club said on Twitter.Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic face Roberto Mancini’s ambitious Zenit St Petersburg, who beat Rangers in the 2008 UEFA Cup final.“It’s never easy playing in Russia,” Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham tweeted.Celtic dropped out of the Champions League, as did Napoli and RB Leipzig, who will meet each other in what appears to be the toughest draw of the round.Lyon, who are desperate to get to the final which will be played at their own stadium, will face Villarreal, while AC Milan will face Ludogorets of Bulgaria.The first legs will be played on Thursday, February 15, with the return matches a week later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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CONFIRMED: Newcastle sign striker Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace for £10m

first_imgNewcastle have signed striker Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace.The 25-year-old has joined the Magpies for a fee of £10million and has penned a five-year deal.“It’s a dream come true to be at a big club like this,” said Gayle.“Newcastle has a massive fan base and a great history so it is amazing to be here.“I can’t wait to get started, prove myself and score the goals that take us back up to the Premier League. It’s where this club belongs.”Gayle scored 26 goals in 74 appearances in all competitions for Palace after arriving at Selhurst Park from Peterborough in July 2013.He is the second signing made by Rafa Benitez this summer – after goalkeeper Matz Sels – as the Newcastle boss prepares to try and lead the relegated club back into the Premier League at the first attempt.“Dwight is a great player, a proven goalscorer, and it is fantastic news that he has joined us,” said Benitez.“He has a big personality, a lot of energy and pace. He is a good finisher also, so he will add goals to our squad, for sure.“He knows English football well, too, and that is important in the Championship.“I am sure Dwight will want to prove he can make a big difference to our team and I am looking forward to working with him.” Dwight Gayle celebrates a Crystal Palace goal 1last_img read more

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BALLYBOFEY CHINESE TAKEAWAY STAFF WERE LIVING ILLEGALLY IN DONEGAL, COURT TOLD

first_imgMr Low: Jailed for 7 daysFOUR Malaysian nationals arrested at a Ballybofey Chinese takeaway were living in Donegal illegally.One of them later gave a false name to Gardaí who managed to discover she left Malaysia 14 years ago after a conviction for breaking into a house. The details of the case emerged during a court case where all four pleaded guilty to failing to register with the authorities in the State.Mei Ling Chen, 56, from the Lee Ho Chinese in Navenny Street, Ballybofey, was in fact Toh Kim Lia, 54, Detective Sergeant Stephen McGonagle told Letterkenny District Court.“We still don’t know how she entered the country. She says she arrived here in a container 20 years ago but we’ve spoken to Malaysian police and she has a conviction there 14 years ago for what was described as ‘housebreaking’,” said DS McGonagle.The charges arose after a search under the Drugs Act on January 21 this year. All four are facing other charges.DS McGonagle said offices had established that couple Ching Am Low and Li Jiuan Choog flew into Heathrow with a child on October 29, 2012 as visitors to the UK which allowed them to stay for six months. They had flown on to Belfast City Airport after their arrival in London.They were joined my Ms Choog’s mother Sam Pohs Ooi who is 61.All were working here illegally.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said the couple had flown to Britain from Kuala Lumpar; they paid 2,500 sterling for the flights and through circumstances had ended up in Co Donegal.“They were economic refugees from their own country; they found their situation in Europe worsened due to unreliable parties in the UK and quickly discovered – like a lot of Irish people who have gone overseas – that the streets weren’t paved with gold,” he said.“They found themselves beholding to others under circumstances where they are not entitled to any kind of social welfare and they lived an unhappy existence under a cloud of fear, fear of detection. They were unable to save any money.“Effectively they were here at a substance level. This was a crime driven by much more laudable ambitions,” said Mr Dorrian.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher, representing Sam Pohs Ooi, told Judge Paul Kelly: “This lady found herself in an alien country and in alien culture. She is a very pleasant woman who was here to help her child, her son in law and their grandchild. She is a little lost in the whole case.”He said Toh had found herself working underground in takeaways in Donegal.He said she also denied having any convictions on Malaysia.All four, who are in custody, were given seven days in prison for entering Ireland illegally.BALLYBOFEY CHINESE TAKEAWAY STAFF WERE LIVING ILLEGALLY IN DONEGAL, COURT TOLD was last modified: June 19th, 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:BallybofeyChinesedonegalimmigration chargestakeawaylast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: IT COULD BE YOU – NAOMH PADRAIG GAA LOTTO NOW AT €1,650

first_imgNaomh Padraig Club Notes:CLUB LOTTOThe twenty-sixth Club Lotto draw of the year took place on Monday the 20th of July at the clubhouse.  The numbers drawn were 15, 20, 22, and 27. There was no jackpot winner.  Two players matched three of the numbers drawn.  They were: Paul Lynch (Craigadoos) and Dermott Crossan (Porthall).  Each received €50.Next week’s jackpot is €1650.THE WEEK AHEADU-14 Ladies, U-16 Ladies and Minor Ladies training continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings at our home pitch from 6PM to 7PM.  All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session. Men’s team training continues as normal on Mondays and Thursdays at the Training Pitch in Rossgier.  All players are asked to be on the pitch, ready to begin training at 7:20PM sharp on both nights.Under-16 Boys training takes place at our home pitch in Lifford on Wednesday evening at 5:30PM.  All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session.Under-6, Under-8 and Under-10 team training continues at our home pitch in Lifford on Friday evenings from 6PM to 7PM.  All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session.Under-12 team training continues as normal at our home pitch in Lifford on Saturday afternoons from 12PM to 1PM.  All players are asked to contribute €2 towards the cost of each training session.CÚL CAMP Our 2015 Cúl Camp takes place on Monday July 27th to Friday July 31st (10:00AM to 2:30 PM each day).  The camp is open to all children between 6 and 13 years of age.Thanks to the kind sponsorship of Daly’s Topaz Lifford, Naomh Padraig Lifford are once again able to offer their Cúl Camp at 50% the price of all other Clubs in the county.  The cost of the Camp is €27.50 for the first Child in each family, €22.50 for the second Child in each family, and €20.00 for each subsequent Child. Cúl Camp application forms can be obtained from Dessie McDermott (0863667252) or Paul Melaugh (0878588757).  Please note if you have not registered your child as of yet, you can still register your child on the first day of the camp.SYMPATHIESThe Club would to like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Madge Doherty (Tober) on their recent bereavement – ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. GAA NEWS: IT COULD BE YOU – NAOMH PADRAIG GAA LOTTO NOW AT €1,650 was last modified: July 23rd, 2015 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:GAANaomh PadraigNoticesSportlast_img read more

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These Leeds fans may have discovered Bielsa’s ‘secret’ coaching weapon

first_imgDid anyone else spot the coach in the east stand giving out orders to Alioski & Douglas @PhilHayYEP @apopey @weareleeds_ @Radebe_Leeds @simon_orourke @JoeUrquhartYEP @lufcstats @themightyleeds pic.twitter.com/nsnxtqG41v— George Lindley (@GJLindley) August 5, 2018 SOMETHING’S RON ROUND-UP That’s just for pitchside staff. Leeds could fill the entire east stand with coaches should they desire.— Simon O’Rourke (@simon_orourke) August 5, 2018 There’s a reason there is a box around where the managers and coaches sit. The technical area. You’re not supposed to leave it— El Loco’s Elland Road Asylum (@19MOT19) August 5, 2018 Yes I did. At first I thought why is Douglas taking orders from a fan & then realised what was going on— Voluptuous Pep Guardiola (@FooWhiter) August 5, 2018 I noticed from upper east when Douglas kept communicating with what seemed to be a ‘fan’— Daniel Gotel (@DanielGotel) August 5, 2018 Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly That’s from the rulebooks, but it’s not clear on the rules for people shouting instructions from the stands. Could be someone in the stand behind bielsa communication what they hear across the pitch. If it’s direct from the bench it’s probably not ok pic.twitter.com/Rmk5QozCqU— . (@deancore) August 5, 2018 This is the attention to detail we have lacked, Bielsa doing a proper job!— Dave Cory (@DavePenis) August 5, 2018 How Ronaldinho ‘tricked’ Brazil teammate into joining Man United over Leeds coming soon? He was sat below us at York city away pre season friendly. That time he was actually on the pitchside below the advertising boards next to the stewards. Presumably its ok to sit in the stands shouting instructions but not pitch side as its not the technical area. Good idea.— Until the world stops going round (@WordsworthCarl) August 6, 2018 impact Leeds news Haaland signs Man United kit amid £76m rumours… and posts Leeds pic too PLAY HIM Jansson explains why he prefers Brentford boss Frank to ‘mental’ Bielsa WHITE KNIGHT compared BRAGGING RIGHTS RESULTS Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack round up Ljungberg ‘feels sorry’ for on-loan Arsenal man over lack of game time Leeds back on top: What happened in the Championship on Tuesday night? Bristol City beat Fulham, QPR win for first time since October, Leeds go top Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Leeds go top of Championship with win over Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Another season, another manager for Leeds.However, things seem different this time with Marcelo Bielsa in the dugout.Before the season got going, he explained how he wants his side to play.“We want to impose our own style.  The idea is to play in the opponents half,” he told the club’s official website. “That means we will dominate our opponent if we can impose this idea.  Our idea is to attack more than to defend.  In case we defend, the goal is to go back to attack as soon as possible.  We will try to link the three lines of our team without playing long balls.  These are our goals, but in moments during the game or our opponents, could make us do things differently than to what we plan.”The man known as ‘El Loco’ can definitely be considered a maverick and United fans think they’ve already spotted a creative way of allowing him to communicate with players on the other side of the pitch – by planting a coach, complete with earpiece, in another stand.Leeds beat Stoke 3-1 in their first Championship game of the season and on Twitter, @GJLindley posted a picture asking: “Did anyone else spot the coach in the east stand giving out orders to Alioski & Douglas”?Whether it was an excitable fan or a coach has not been confirmed.After the win, Bielsa said this about the Elland Road faithful: “The atmosphere was even bigger than what I thought, the fans were connected to the messages of the team in every second of the game. I would like to thank the fans for their support and I hope that our football will create a positive reaction from the supporters.” He’s just in front of me. He was shouting Douglas for ages… it was more Dooog lass.Same with Alioski and he went nuts when we scored 👍— Lee Grayson (@LeeGrayson) August 5, 2018last_img read more

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Manchester United and Chelsea target’s agent happy despite no contract offer

first_imgDespite his current contract still having three years to run, it was suggested that Inter were ready to boost their captain’s annual salary by 25 per cent, taking it from £4million to £5million a year as a reward for his form.But now his wife Wanda, who is also his agent, says there is no renewal in the offing for her husband, who hit 29 goals in 34 Serie A outings last term.She told Tiki Taka: “He still has three years on his contract with Inter, there’s no renewal theme.“I’m very happy, I’ve always been very calm.” 1 Manchester United and Chelsea target Mauro Icardi is in no rush to pen a new deal at Inter Milan, according to his agent.As talkSPORT told you last month, it has been widely reported that the Argentinian is on the verge of penning a lucrative new deal with the club to ward off interest from England and Spain.center_img Inter Milan superstar Mauro Icardi last_img read more

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MAN GAVE GARDA FALSE NAME AND THEN FELL DOWN

first_imgA man gave Gardai a false name before falling down twice in a fast-food outlet.The case was heard at Letterkenny District Court.Eoin McFadden, 30, of Chapel Road, Falcarragh was spoken to by Gardai in the Four Lanterns in Letterkenny on October 17th. He gave his name as Seamus Maguire of Falcarragh.However his friend let it slip his real identity when he called him Eoin.He then fell down twice when he tried to stand up because he was highly intoxicated.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said all his client’s problems were as a result of alcohol.He said he was currently getting treatment for his problems.Judge Denis McLaughlin ordered a probation report to see if the accused was fit to do community service.MAN GAVE GARDA FALSE NAME AND THEN FELL DOWN was last modified: December 2nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalEOIN MCFADDENFalcarraghlast_img read more

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Venus Williams, 37, reaches first Wimbledon final since 2009

first_imgVenus Williams has rarely looked better than she has in her 20th Wimbledon tournament.On Thursday, the five-time Wimbledon champion hardly looked like she was 37 years old, defeating sixth-seeded Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 to advance to her 10th final and her first since 2009 at the All England Club.Seeded 10th, Williams came into the match 8-1 in her previous nine semifinal appearances at the grass-court major. On Saturday, she will play for her first Wimbledon championship since 2008 when she …last_img

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