Can’t They See What’s Happening to Our People?

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first_imgIt is becoming too frequent now that young mothers, most likely in deep distress, are leaving their newly born on dumpsites or at hospital doors. We do not think it is necessarily a sign of maternal evil, even though one could call it that; but looking beyond what seems like the obvious, we should carefully think about what would drive a mother to dump or abandon her own infant. Teenage pregnancy is rampant today.   Just last week a 16 year-old in the Daily Observer’s immediate neighborhood gave birth to her first child, a son.  When we asked the young father what his intentions were, he talked of marriage, but said he had no job.  We told him we observed that he had a business which his girlfriend was helping him with— up to the day she delivered—so he could develop his business to be able to support a wife and child.Perhaps it was the small business, the teenager’s involvement in it and the seeming commitment of the father that caused her to keep her baby.  Otherwise poverty and an irresponsible mate could have driven this 16 year-old mom to desperation.Why?  It is because there are too many poor people in this rich country of ours.  And why do our people continue to live in poverty?  One reason is because so many of the people in power or near power are so mean-spirited and selfish, with no compassion for their own people.  They prefer to reach out to foreigners and give them EVERYTHING, including even allowing those who commit the ultimate abuse against our women—rape— to be released from prison and allowed to return to Lebanon even when these foreigners are convicted!Denying them justice is the horrendous (horrific, dreadful) extent to which some of our leaders go to demean, frustrate and harm their own people.  In which country, we ask, will Liberians receive such unconscionably corrupt benevolence?  There is none.As one drives to work daily, one sees our children, some as young as six, as well as our teenagers and healthy, able-bodied young men and women on the street wasting their precious energies selling chewing gum, candy and other totally insignificant imported items, when those of the appropriate ages should be on the farm producing food and other cash crops, or in school learning a trade, or productively employed in stores that instead prefer to hire foreign young people. Who says our own young people cannot be trained to do that same work these foreigners are doing in the stores?  But if our officials and powerful people in and around government have a heart and mindset that favors foreigners against their own people, then our people will continue to live in abject poverty and we will continue to WASTE our human resources; driving our people to live desperate lives that compel them to leave their infants on people’s porches, at hospital entrances and at dumpsites.No one, of course, can accuse us of defending the criminal act of throwing away an innocent child.  What we are trying to get our government, our leaders, the privileged and powerful in society—whether in government or on the fringes—to realize is that the Liberian people continue to live in abject poverty; and that they are, therefore, desperate.One of the comments from the crowd at the dumpsite where the infant was discovered last week said it happened probably because in this Ebola season in Liberia, it is difficult to get anyone into a hospital.  We see what happened a week ago to a prominent Liberian academician and politician, who after suffering a stroke could hardly find a hospital to accept him.  He died in his car!  How much more a penniless mother, who was most probably a teenager. Our leaders inside and outside government, and Liberians in general need to develop not just the intellect and acumen to perform their work successfully, but LOVE and COMPASSION in their hearts for people, especially their own people.Remember compassion was the distinctive mark of the most powerful man who ever walked this earth—Jesus:  He had COMPASSION for people.  He went about healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, making the lame walk.  And when He saw the 5000 who had been following him all day hungry, He had compassion on them and ordered His disciples to make them sit down.  The willingness and determination in His heart to do something to help them prompted the Heavenly Father to respond positively.  When all had been fed, there were 13 baskets of leftovers!When our people start loving and caring for their own people, the desperation will stop, and there will be plenty to go around and we all will be a well-to-do, safe, healthy,   grateful and happy 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

Body of 11-month-old baby found in drain

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first_imgThe body of an 11-month-old baby was retrieved from a drain at Sayah Village, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Tuesday.The child, Alvin Matthew, of Lot 47 Sayah Village, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital.Based on reports received, the child was at home with his mother, Parbattie Matthews, and his siblings in the lower flat of their house.However, it is believed that the child crawled outside and ventured into the yard where he fell into the drain.Shortly after, his frantic mother realised that the baby was missing and frantically began to look for him. After some time, the child was found lying face down in the drain, which is approximately 10 feet wide and three feet deep.The baby was picked up and rushed to the hospital, but it was too late. His body is at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Villa must replace Garde NOW and start planning for Championship – Andy Gray

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first_imgAndy Gray is urging Aston Villa to start their rebuilding job NOW by replacing Remi Garde.Rock-bottom of the Premier League, the Midlands club are sitting 12 points adrift of safety with just seven games to play.Gray insists there is zero chance of them pulling off a great escape, and says the Villa board need to act decisively and appoint a manager to prepare for the Championship.The former Holte End favourite, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, said: “The Villa board now have got to make a massive decision.“It’s nothing against Remi but if I was sitting in there, I would have to say, ‘listen, we need to start planning for next year now’.“They’re going down. They need to get someone in to have a look at this group of players, sift through it, decide who to keep and who they don’t and then start in August when the Championship starts right on the front foot.“They must not appoint a manager two weeks before the start of the season and play catch-up all season. It has got to start now for Villa.”last_img read more

‘Cruise into 2008’ to help charity

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first_img“Cruise into 2008” is the theme of LETMESAIL’s charity New Year’s Eve ball. The event, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Valencia, will start at 7 p.m. and includes dinner, entertainment, a live band, dancing, casino games, and midnight countdown, balloon drop and champagne toast. Proceeds will benefit LETMESAIL, a nonprofit organization providing social, recreational and educational activities for the disabled. For reservations and ticket information, call 661-702-8555. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS

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first_imgCOUNTY DONEGALSenior League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 06-Jul-2014 Burt 0 – 8 3 – 9 Naomh Bríd Hibernian Park BurtSenior Res League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 06-Jul-2014 Glenswilly 0 – 8 2 – 12 Gaoth Dobhair Glenswilly Pairc Naomh ColumbaSenior League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Kilcar 1 – 16 0 – 9 Four Masters Pairc Tamnaigh KilcarSenior Res League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 06-Jul-2014 Milford 3 – 15 3 – 10 Buncrana TBCSenior Res League Div 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Gaeil Fhánada 1 – 13 1 – 11 Sean Mac Cumhaill TBC Senior League Div 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Gaeil Fhánada 1 – 15 2 – 14 Sean Mac Cumhaill TBCSenior League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Milford 4 – 16 1 – 12 Buncrana Moyle Park MilfordSenior Res League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Kilcar 0 – 13 2 – 10 Four Masters Pairc Tamnaigh KilcarSenior League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 St Michael’s 0 – 9 0 – 8 Naomh Conaill TBCSenior Res League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Naomh Colmcille 1 – 9 1 – 14 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon TBCSenior Res League Div 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 CLG Na Cealla Beaga 1 – 11 3 – 11 Cloich Cheann Fhaola TBCSenior League Div 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Realt na Mara G.F.C 0 – 15 0 – 6 St Naul’s TBCSenior League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Naomh Colmcille 0 – 9 1 – 7 Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon Pairc ColmcilleSenior Res League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Malin 0 – 10 0 – 8 Ardara TBCSenior League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Termon 1 – 8 1 – 12 Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s TermonSenior League Div 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Na Dúnaibh/Downings 0 – 8 4 – 14 Gleann Fhinne TBCSenior League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Carndonagh 0 – 6 1 – 12 Naomh Columba CarndonaghSenior Res League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Termon 2 – 11 2 – 17 Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s TermonSenior League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Malin 1 – 12 1 – 10 Ardara MalinSenior Res League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Burt 2 – 3 2 – 13 Naomh Bríd TBCSenior Res League Div 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 An Clochán Liath 3 – 15 0 – 5 Naomh Mhuire TBCSenior League Div 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 An Clochán Liath 2 – 14 1 – 7 Naomh Mhuire TBCDONEGAL NORTHU14 Division 3 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2014 Downings 3 – 10 3 – 9 Glenswilly Dunfanaghy Championship final05-Jul-2014 Burt 4 – 6 3 – 8 Milford Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh Columba Shield finalU14 Division 1 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment05-Jul-2014 Buncrana 2 – 3 7 – 21 Sean MacCumhaills Convoy-Pairc Naomh Mhuire Championship finalU16 League Group 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-Jul-2014 Termon 1 – 5 0 St Eunans B The Burn RoadU16 League Group 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-Jul-2014 St Michaels 6 – 8 0 – 14 Fanad Gaels DunfanaghyU16 League Group 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-Jul-2014 Buncrana 5 – 11 1 – 4 Glenswilly Scarvey-BuncranaU14 Division 2 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-Jul-2014 Letterkenny Gaels 4 – 7 1 – 13 Robert Emmets Mac Cumhaill Park Championship finalU16 League Group 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-Jul-2014 St Eunans 4 – 12 0 – 5 Cloughaneely O Donnell Park-LetterkennyU16 League Group 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-Jul-2014 Letterkenny Gaels 3 – 11 6 – 14 Glenfin Pairc Na nGael-LetterkennyU16 League Group 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-Jul-2014 Milford 1 – 7 4 – 17 Gaoth Dobhair Moyle Park MilfordU14 Division 2 Championship Group 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Jul-2014 Urris 0 1 – 5 St Michaels Urris-Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighU16 League Group 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Jul-2014 Milford 2 7 – 21 St Michaels Moyle Park MilfordU18 Championship Division 2 Group 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 St Eunans B 5 – 7 1 – 3 Milford O Donnell Park-LetterkennyU18 Championship Division 2 Group 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Glenswilly 8 – 16 0 – 2 Naomh Padraig Lifford Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh ColumbaU18 Championship Division 1 Group 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Letterkenny Gaels 0 – 4 7 – 16 St Eunans Pairc Na nGael-LetterkennyU18 Championship Division 2 Group 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Red Hughs 1 – 13 1 – 6 Malin CrossroadsU18 Championship Division 1 Group 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Mulroy Gaels 1 – 10 1 – 9 Naomh Colmcille Newtown Mulroy GaelsU18 Championship Division 2 Group 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Carndonagh 1 – 14 1 – 12 Sean MacCumhaills CarndonaghU18 Championship Division 2 Group 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Termon 2 – 13 1 – 11 Buncrana The Burn RoadU18 Championship Division 1 Group 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Glenfin 1 – 8 2 – 19 Gaoth Dobhair Pairce TaobhoigeU18 Championship Division 2 Group 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 St Michaels 4 – 11 1 – 4 Moville DunfanaghyU18 Championship Division 2 Group 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Naomh Mhuire Convoy 3 – 19 1 – 5 Naomh Padraig Muff Convoy-Pairc Naomh MhuireU18 Championship Division 1 Group 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Urris 1 – 10 3 – 15 Burt Urris-Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighDONEGAL SOUTHUnder 16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-Jul-2014 Ardara 2 – 14 0 – 7 Four Masters Ardara 0Under 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Jul-2014 Kilcar Four Masters B Kilcar VoidUnder 16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Ardara 2 – 15 6 – 3 Naomh Conaill ArdaraUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment30-Jun-2014 Naomh Brid 1 – 10 0 – 510 Naomh Ultan Naomh BridALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: July 6th, 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 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Lyon confirm £20m signing of Moussa Dembele from Celtic on five-year deal

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first_img ultras Old Firm Man United, Arsenal, Wolves, Rangers and Celtic discover Europa League opponents He then started as a professional at Fulham before joining Celtic in 2016.The 22-year-old has now ended a transfer saga by signing for Lyon on a five-year-deal.Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers explained: “Every decision we make will always be in the best interests of the club and our supporters.“It is vital to make clear that we have never promised any player that he can leave the club at a particular time. It has never happened. In fact, we have said all along that we did not wish to sell Moussa, given the circumstances within the transfer window and that is why we rejected a significant offer yesterday. Latest Celtic News Celtic fans have cost club over €500,000 – ‘They’re an embarrassment’, says McCoist Lyon have completed the signing of Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, they announced on Friday.The French side will pay €22m (£20m) for their countryman, who began his career as a youngster at PSG. Big Sam makes ‘Allardicio’ Man United claim, says anyone can win with Celtic Forster heroics as ten-man Celtic stun dominant Rangers to win League Cup Rangers slip up at Aberdeen as Celtic go two points clear in Scottish Premiership Rangers vs Celtic: Kick-off time, how to watch for free and team news cup final BRING IT ON NAME GAME Celtic skipper expecting Old Firm title race to go down to the wire this season center_img GOT IT ALL Arsenal fans are in for a treat when Tierney gets into stride, Brown says Moussa Dembele has moved to Lyon ‘Rangers must deliver’ – Celtic hero warns Gerrard and slams ‘serial loser’ Tavernier TOP BOSS round-up 1 ‘Celtic were lucky to have Brendan Rodgers’, says Bhoys captain Scott Brown do it rival joy CONFIRMED “However, this particular decision to accept this offer has been taken in order to serve the best interests of the first-team squad, my coaching team and the culture and environment we have created in these last two seasons.”Lyon also confirmed the signing of under-19 international Lenny Pintor from Brest.last_img read more

‘The future is bright’ – Sancho and Alexander-Arnold delight England fans on Twitter

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first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football News REVEALED Jadon Sancho, 18, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, 20, are catching the eye at Wembley and the pair combined for England’s second goal.The Liverpool full-back latched onto Sancho’s pass and rifled a perfectly-placed effort into the side-netting to double an impressive England’s lead. MONEY Sancho to Trent Alexander-Arnold 👏🏻👏🏻hopefully a right side of England for years to come #ENGUSA ⚽️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— Nick Sheldrick (@sheldrick_work) November 15, 2018 Sancho assist and a Trent finish 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Future is bright for this #England team! Let’s hope we fulfil it— William McCarthy (@WMcCarthy94) November 15, 2018 ADVICE Trent & Sancho is England right side for next 10/15 years— ShellDon (@SirLeonP) November 15, 2018 Mark my words, the World Cup is coming home in 2022.That’s if the performance of England’s youngsters against the USA is anything to go by. Sancho’s first assist and Trent’s first goal 🔥🔥🔥 England’s future is scarily good…— Evie (@EveOrEvie) November 15, 2018 Sancho to Trent, 19/20 vibes already.— Nick (@Vondopoulos) November 15, 2018 2 ⚽️ First England goal for Trent Alexander-Arnold, 20👌 First England assist for Jadon Sancho, 18.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⭐️ Bright future! #ENGUSA pic.twitter.com/U0SzeZ8TPL— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) November 15, 2018 Lovely finish from Lingard and now Trent has bagged one. Loving Sancho’s involvement, classy player, haven’t had anyone like him in my lifetime… suspect he’ll be a major part of this England team in the next few years. #ENGUSA— DoctorBenjyFM / Ben (@DoctorBenjy) November 15, 2018 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Alexander-Arnold’s finish was superb Sancho assist, Trent goal, depressing for a 24 year old— Mark Roberts (@MGR1994) November 15, 2018 Sancho’s performance has caught the eye Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? It was Alexander-Arnold’s first goal for his country and Sancho’s first assist, with many Three Lions fans on Twitter hoping it was the first of many.Sancho, making his first senior start for England, has played with a swagger not seen since the recently retired Joe Cole donned the shirt.Here are the best tweets: REVEALED huge blow BEST OF Sancho assisting Trent. The future🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— Ant (@itsss_ant) November 15, 2018 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

ALL THE FUN OF THE GLENTIES FAIR

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first_imgTHE GLENTIES Fair got underway on Friday night.Here’s a line-up of what’s on over the rest of the weekend.Today, Saturday:Pitch & Putt Competition Entry u16 €4 over 16 €5 (Sandfield P&P)12pm Car Boot Sale 12pm Display of kids art competition in Community Centre2pm Kids Fun Day at Dr Mc Closkey Crescent supplied by Doherty Hire4pm Kids Puppet Show (Cinder Teddy) in Community Centre4.30pm Kids Disco & Face Painting in Community Centre 5pm Clay Pigeon Shoot contact Declan on 087-2138320 for more information8.30pm Street music by our very own turbulent EDDY9pm World Ranked No. 5 Mattie Griffin Motorcycle Street Bike Freestyle RiderEntertainment in TownMellys – Super Beach Party with i102-104 DJ Justiy An Clúid – Live musicKeeneys – Karaoke by M&DLeo’s – DerailedCope – Music on outside stage Highlands Hotel – Live Music in BarLimelight -2 Studios playing best summer tunes.12.30pm 10K Road Race contact Brendan on 086-3530537 for more information1pm Honda Run contact Brian on 087-9354012 for more information2pm Tractor Run contact Philip on 087-2620475 for more information2.30pm School Brass Band on Main street3pm Music on Street with Shaun Mc Monagle3.30pm Mattie Griffin Motorcycle Stunt Rider4pm Annual Float and Band Parade5pm Music on Street with Shaun Mc Monagle5.15pm Soap Box Race contact John Paul on 087-7859173 for mor information. Entry €5per run6pm Tug Of War & Tossing the Sheaf on Main Street6pm Music & BBQ in Cost-cutter car park (ADM €5) Music by Opperators, Riaghan O Callaghan and The Gate Crashers12am Queen Dance in Highlands Hotel Music by turbulent EDDY (ADM €10)Entertainment in TownMellys – 9pm Dee Tees in main bar.M25 – 5pm to 7pm Men in Black & DJ 9pm to lateAn Clúid – 6pm -8pm Paddy Molloy 10pm – Close Paul wardKeeneys – The Gate CrashersLeo’s – Shaun Mc MonagleCope – Music on outside stage5pm PlayStation Challenge in Keeneys6pm Quad Reversing & Tyre Changing in Cost Cutters Car Park8pm Join Breezy and special guest Charlie Mc Gettigan in The Highlands Hotel for Raking the Ashes €69pm Poker Classic in Keeneys (Entry €20)Tuesday 11th September6pm Pet Show all pets welcome contact Carmel on 0879307423 for more information9pm Bingo in Community CentreWednesday 12th September Fair DayAll Day, Street traders and various traditional craft demonstrations.Irish music and Irish danceDonegal Farmers Market on Main StreetPedro’s Birds of Prey DemonstrationFun Fair for duration of festivalBar Extensions for the duration of the festival.Entertainment in TownMellys -7pm ObsessionKeeneys – Karaoke by M&DM25 – Shaun Mc MonagleLimelight -Teenage disco with iradio DJ Fergal Darcy and Barbara NicdhonnaghaThe nod, the wave, the hello and the hand shake the yearly salutes seen on the Harvest fair day in town. The annual walk up and down to view the stalls, bringing back memories of catapults, water pistols, candy floss and stink bombs. Traditional crafts on show and the farmers market with their fresh produce on sale throughout the town. Almost 200 years of farmers buying and selling animals can still be seen around by the old courthouse. A true traditional day for the thousands of visitors from near and far visiting Glenties.ALL THE FUN OF THE GLENTIES FAIR was last modified: September 8th, 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)last_img read more

Osahor Joins Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff

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first_imgIn her senior season, the Phoenix, Ariz. native led the nation in rebounds per game (15.8) and double-doubles (30). She registered 20 or more boards in eight contests, including a Pac-12 record 30 against Washington State. Osahor was also second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.8 points per game and assists (140). She was named the 2016 NCAA Lexington Regional MVP after averaging 14.5 points and 15.0 rebounds per game. DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Washington standout and WNBA first round draft selection Chantel Osahor has been hired as the Drake women’s basketball graduate manager, head coach Jennie Baranczyk announced on Wednesday, Aug. 30. “I’ve followed Chantel for a long time,” Baranczyk said. “I recruited her and then followed her at Washington, where she had an awesome career. Chantel has won at so many different levels and I know that she will bring that into her coaching career. We are thrilled to have Chantel start her coaching career here at Drake with our staff and team. With this addition, we know we’ve hit the jackpot again and we couldn’t be more excited to have her join our staff!” Osahor twice earned Pac-12 All-Academic honors at Washington. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img “I’m very thankful to Jennie and her staff for this opportunity,” Osahor said. “I have known for a while I wanted to be a coach and I can’t think of a better place to start my young coaching career then Drake. I’m super excited and can’t wait to get started!” Osahor played four seasons for the Huskies helping them qualify for the NCAA Tournament three times, including trips to the 2016 Final Four and 2017 Sweet Sixteen. She is Washington’s all-time leading rebounder with 1,253 in her outstanding career. Osahor tied the Pac-12 record for most rebounds in a season with 519 as a senior and earned multiple All-America honors. Osahor was drafted 21st overall by the Chicago Sky in the 2017 WNBA draft and later traded to the Minnesota Lynx, where she was one of the final roster cuts from the Lynx training camp roster.last_img read more

Crested Cranes out to overturn deficit

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first_img Tags: crested cranesEthiopiafaridah bulegaTokyo 2020 CAF Women’s Olympics qualifiertopTracy Akiror The Crested Cranes lost 3-2 in Ethiopia on Wednesday (FUFA Photos)CAF Africa Women’s Olympic Qualifiers – Preliminary Round (Second Leg)Uganda vs Ethiopia (2-3 Agg)StarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 06-04-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – The Uganda Women National Football team, the Crested Cranes will be hoping to overturn a first leg deficit when they host Ethiopia at the StarTimes Stadium on Saturday.Faridah Bulega’s charges lost 3-2 to their Ethiopian on Wednesday in the first leg of the 2020 Olympics qualifiers and will head into the game knowing that just a 1-0 win will see them march onto the next round.After returning on Thursday, the team embarked on serious preparations that will see them make the next step on their maiden appearance at the stage.On Friday, they conducted a last training at the StarTimes stadium, one which was characterized by team work, attack and transition.Luckily for Bulega and her technical team, they head into the crucial game without any injury concerns as all the players are fit and ready to go.What they are saying before the game;Faridah Bulega, Crested Cranes head coach.“Thanks to God everyone is ok after the last training.“We expect victory that is if God is with us.“We are going to do everything possible to get the victory so that we march onto the next level.“The game on Saturday, i am going to do everything in my power so that we attack them and also play safe at the back so that we do not concede.Tracy Akiror, Crested Cranes Captain.“Our advantage is that we scored twice away from home which means we now require only one goal to go through.“We are more determined than we were when we went to Ethiopia and we want to win.“We are ready to defend so that we do not concede but also attack and score as many as we can.Having started on the bench, Hasifah Nassuna who scored the second of Uganda’s two goals in Addis Ababa is expected to start upfront along with US based Sandra Nabweteme.With the duo in the team, the Crested Cranes will be confident of getting at least a goal on Saturday.For Ethiopia, their main task will be shutting out Uganda as a goalless draw will see them through to the next round.But having conceded twice at home, they will be worry of the threat that Uganda posses upfront and will hope at least they do not concede early in the game.The team from the horn of Africa held their last training yesterday afternoon and looked to be set to take on the Cranes.The Ethiopian team training at Lugogo on Wednesday.The Crested Cranes team that is set to take on Ethiopia:Goalkeepers:Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves).Defenders:Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs High School Rubaga), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Viola Namuddu (Makerere-She MAK),  Yudaya Nakayenze (Siminole State College, USA),  Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslem SS Ladies FC), Marion Amangat (Olila High School).Midfeilders:Phionah Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslem SS Ladies FC),  Shamilah Nalujja (Isra Academy), Fauziah Najjemba (Isra Academy), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens),  Ritah Nabbosa (Lady Doves).Strikers:Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslem SS Ladies FC), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Sandra Nabweteme (Southwestern Oklahoma State University, USA) and Fazila Ikwaput (BIIK Kazygurt, Kazakhstan).Comments last_img read more