Prez. Sirleaf Aches For Unity, Service To Nation

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on Liberians to exhibit a greater sense of unity and service to nation as the country celebrates her 168th years of nationhood.She noted that the unprecedented representation of Liberians from all levels and persuasions of society at the independence celebration in Greenville, Sinoe County, was a demonstration of unity.She added that unity is even greater than Ebola virus, “because it touches one’s inner spirit to serve his or her nation.”President Sirleaf made the call in a special statement she delivered at programs marking the official celebration of Liberia’s 168th Independence Anniversary in Greenville, Sinoe County on Monday.“As Liberians have come together in unity to celebrate their community as a strong foundation for accelerated development, each one should touch one, say a good thing to someone and reach out to someone holding a placard and offer him or her a scholarship rather than mudslinging the Nation,” she urged.She also pointed out that the convergence of Liberians in Greenville in their numbers demonstrates patriotism in recognition of the achievements and quantifiable progress made by the government, especially in the fight against Ebola due to the unity and service to nation exhibited by everyone.“Let today’s celebration remain in our hearts as we resolve to love our country, protect our heritage and pledge a true idea of service to our nation,” President Sirleaf stressed.Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has assured Liberians that in spite of the trying times and difficulties faced by the country due to the Ebola outbreak, the government’s development objectives remain on course.The Liberian Chief Executive noted that Liberia’s fundamental principles of democracy, the rule of law, human freedom and individual dignity were strengthened by the resolve of all Liberians to defeat the Ebola virus disease (EVD) from the country.She observed that this year’s celebration is quite different from those of previous years, especially looking back at last year when the country was challenged by an unknown enemy, something, she noted, that spoke to the true test of the Liberian people’s faith and resilience.President Sirleaf lauded diplomatic missions, the international community and United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as well as bilateral and multilateral partners for their extraordinary show of solidarity during the Ebola scourge in Liberia.She also thanked members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) for mobilizing in an unprecedented way, private sector support and recruiting about 339 medical practitioners from 16 African countries to help Liberians eradicate Ebola from their country.“We are always mindful that global conditions such as floods, earthquakes, death and terrorism, among others, affect people in all parts of the world, but their ability to surmount these challenges demonstrates their inner strength to survive, to regain lost grounds and to continue to build their nation towards the common goals of peace and prosperity; this was shown by Liberians,” she emphasized.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Women’s Soccer League roundup

first_imgThe scores from standard league play from the past week are as follows:Fort Motors 7 Alchoballics 1D & D 1 Ironhide 0- Advertisement -Royal Rebels 5 Vipers 3Vipers 1 The Crush 0Highmark 7 Energetic 0Advertisement Highmark 6 Crush 0D & D 5 Ironhide 1Maxim 3 AltaGas 0Richmond 3 Sharp 0Vipers 3 Energetic 2Advertisement Highmark 7 Alchoballics 1 D & D 6 Sharp 0Richmond 2 AltaGas 0 Fort Motors 1 Vipers 0 Royal Rebels 7 Alchoballics 1 Advertisement Games continue this week for the ladies of the Fort St. John Women’s Soccer League with games on Friday and Sunday. Below are the scores from the Icebreaker Tournament:Fort Motors 2 Icebreakers 0 Ironhide 8 Maxim 3Royal Rebels 2 Energetic 0Advertisementlast_img read more

Turnbull, Boys Choir of Harlem founder, 62

first_imgThe chairman of the choir’s board, former New York Mayor David Dinkins, called Turnbull “a giant in American choral music performance and arrangement.” He said the board was dedicated to preserving the choir. The renowned institution has fallen into debt, and the 50-boy choir was evicted last year and now has a reduced, mostly volunteer staff. In 2001, 15-year-old David Pinks told choir officials he had been abused by Frank Jones Jr., who directed the choir’s counseling and summer camp and chaperoned members on trips for more than two decades. Choir leaders – including Walter Turnbull and his vice president, Horace Turnbull – did nothing, Pinks and investigators maintain. In late 2002, Jones was convicted of 24 counts of sexually abusing Pinks and sentenced to two years in prison. While it is the policy of The Associated Press not to identify victims of sexual abuse by name, Pinks came forward last year in hopes of encouraging other victims not to feel ashamed. In 2003, city investigators concluded that the Turnbulls “failed to report serious allegations of abuse” and continued to allow Jones to be near students. Walter Turnbull said at the time that what happened to Pinks was “very unfortunate.” “We have done over the years all the things that we could to make sure that we did the best thing, the right thing,” he said. Born in Greenville, Miss., Turnbull studied music at Tougaloo College and moved to New York to become an opera singer, eventually performing with the New York Philharmonic. He founded the choir at Ephesus Church in 1968 and built the after-school program into the 600-student Choir Academy of Harlem, which opened in 1993. The choir has released albums and been heard on the soundtracks of films such as “Jungle Fever,” “Malcolm X” and “Glory.” Rangel said fundraising efforts to keep the choir going would continue. “The boys choir is not going to die with the great doctor,” he said. NEW YORK – Walter Turnbull, who founded the Boys Choir of Harlem in a church basement and led the organization to international acclaim that included performances in the White House and the Vatican, died Friday. He was 62. Turnbull died just after 3 p.m. in a New York City hospital, said his brother, Horace Turnbull. He said Turnbull had suffered a stroke months earlier. “He was a genius of a man who managed to take his talents in bringing out song in young people who had no training,” said Rep Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., who helped raise funds for the choir. “To take that talent and turn into academic achievement, it was just remarkable.” Turnbull’s death marked the latest in a sad string of events for the famed choir, which has been reeling from scandal since a choirboy accused a counselor six years ago of sexually abusing him. City investigators chided Turnbull for his handling of the allegations. last_img read more

Why couldn’t he do this at Arsenal? Former Gunner scores a beauty

first_imgHe was branded a flop following a less than stellar spell at Arsenal, but Gervinho is looking like a world beater following his switch to Roma 18 months ago.The Ivory Coast international was on form yet again on Thursday evening, scoring a sublime goal against Feyenoord that is up there with the best strikes of the season.Running across his marker, Gervinho nonchalently flicked the ball between his legs and into the net without breaking stride, perhaps leaving Arsenal fans wondering why he couldn’t do the same when playing at the Emirates.last_img read more

DONEGAL GROUP GET DOWN IN THE GARDEN WITH THE PRESIDENT!

first_imgShauna Coll, Leah Anderson, Gavin McElhinney, Marc Anderson, Sabina Higgins, Saoirse Doyle, President Higgins, Sinead Byrne, Mairead O’Donnell (HSE), Amanda Doyle (HSE)A group of six young people from Donegal who are clients of the HSE Physical and Sensory Disabilities Services attended a community garden party at Áras an Uachtaráin in mid July where they got to meet President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina.As it was a community garden party various community groups, health sector groups, religious groups as well as individual families from all over Ireland were invited to attend.The invitation came as a result of the group sending a DVD, called “Moving On” to the president in October 2011 along with a letter stating that they would love the opportunity to meet with him and visit Áras an Uachtaráin. The “Moving On” DVD was funded through Genio1 and the HSE West. It showcases a number of very significant short films, cartoons, and documentaries that were devised and produced by young people with physical disabilities from all over Donegal.Through the magic medium of film, these future Spielberg’s have been able to have their say about everything, from using their strengths, refusal to allow barriers to stand in their way, and dealing with every day challenges that face young people.The purpose of this DVD was to highlight the capabilities and strengths of project participants and how we in our communities can become more open and accepting of diversity and change.The group got an opportunity to take pictures with members of the Irish Defence Force as well as a UN armoured tank, the restored 1920 armoured Rolls Royce, Sliabh na mBán, which formed part of General Michael Collins convoy that was ambushed on 22nd August 1922 at Béal na mBláth, West Cork, and the President’s Rolls Royce which were all on display outside Áras an Uachtaráin. They then got to visit some of the formal rooms in the main house, including the presidential dining room, complete with table set out with all the presidential tableware.After meeting briefly with the President and his wife they then went to the Hyde Room for light refreshments, including Áras an Uachtaráin organic apple juice.Following this they retreated to the garden and listened to a range of entertainers performing in the marquee. The entertainers for the day were: Booka Brass Band, Owen Brady & the Blue Shakes, Lisa O’Neil, Maud in Cahoots, The Dublin City Rounders. The Master of Ceremonies on the day was John Creedon from RTE Radio.When all the entertainers had performed, there was an address by President Higgins.The group thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Dublin according to Saoirse Doyle: “It was an honour to be invited to meet the president at Áras an Uachtaráin, I really enjoyed the trip” Shauna Coll summed up the day perfectly “It was a once in a life time experience to meet the president. The hospitality, including the entertainment and food, was fantastic.The garden party was very well organised. It is a great memory to have.”With defence force: Sinead Byrne, Shauna Coll, Marc Anderson, Leah Anderson, Saoirse Doyle, Gavin McElhinneyDONEGAL GROUP GET DOWN IN THE GARDEN WITH THE PRESIDENT! was last modified: August 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalgarden partyHSEPRESIDENTlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES

first_imgA very large crowd attended the Senior championship games in Glenswilly on Sunday last. The Reserve team suffered another deafeat to Gaoth Dobhair and were knocked out of the championship while the Senior team followed up their great victory in Gaoth Dobhair with a home win. The Seniors will play Dungloe on Saturday 13th October in O’Donnell Park at 4.30pm. Many thanks to everyone who came to support the teams in glorious weather on Sunday, hope to see many of you in Letterkenny on Saturday afternoon. The club would like to thank everyone who helped in any way on Sunday last to ensure the smooth running of events.Circuit classes have resumed on Mondays in the hall. Ladies 7 till 8 and Men 8 till 9, all welcome.Yoga classes will begin in the hall on Wednesday 17th October at 8.30pm, all welcome. A meeting will take place in the clubhouse on Monday 15th at 9pm to organise Irish Language classes and to set up a Coiste na Gaeilge in the club. All welcome. Bígi linn.Lotto numbers for 8/10/2012 were 7,15,16 and 23. Match 3 winner Conor Lee Tease. Next weeks jackpot €1340 Sellers are Aisling McDaid and Karen McHugh.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 9th, 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:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL SPORTSTAR’S EMOTIONAL ‘THANK YOU’ AS HE BATTLES CANCER

first_imgFinn Harps captain Kevin McHugh with Mark Farren at today’s event. Pic by Joe Boland.One of Donegal’s most successful sportstars has said an emotional ‘thank you’ to the people of the county as he continues to battle cancer.Inishowen man Mark Farren has netted more than 100 goals from 200 games for Derry City in a stunning career.Today hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute to the Greencastle native during a 5K run in Killea in his honour. The fundraising initiative was organised by Finn Harps captain and former team-mate Kevin McHugh.As well as Finn Harps and Lifford AC, many other clubs turned up to raise funds for the 31 year old.An emotional Farren admitted that he was struggling to face up with his battle against cancer but said today’s event had spurred him on.Among those who turned up was former Derry City and current Dundalk FC boss Stephen Kenny as well as former Finn Harps veteran Paul Hegarty.  DONEGAL SPORTSTAR’S EMOTIONAL ‘THANK YOU’ AS HE BATTLES CANCER was last modified: February 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerderry cityFINNA HARPSMark Farrenlast_img read more

Wolves sign Belgian international on initial season-long loan

first_img REVEALED moving on LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest Transfer News #WelkomLeander🐺 pic.twitter.com/CLcfrBUrul— Wolves (@Wolves) August 9, 2018There is an option for Wolves to make the deal a permanent one next summer for £12million.The midfielder becomes Nuno Espirito Santo’s sixth signing this summer as Wolves prepare for life back in the top flight of English football.Dendoncker was linked with a move to West Ham in the January transfer window, however, the Hammers were unable to agree a fee for the player with the Belgian club.The versatile 23-year-old can also play in defence and was part of Belgium’s squad that finished third at the World Cup in the summer. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer center_img targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED Wolves have signed Belgian international Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht on an initial season-long loan.Dendoncker completed his Wolves medical this morning before finalising his move to the Premier League new boys. targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland He follows Adama Traore, Rui Patricio, Jonny Castro Otto, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez as new arrivals at Molineux.Wolves kick-off their 2018/19 campaign at home to Everton on Saturday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 17:30.last_img read more

Men’s Soccer Releases 2019 Schedule

first_imgThe new league format begins on Sept. 21 when Bradley visits Cownie. The schedule features eight additional league matches before the regular season finale against Missouri State on Nov. 9 at home. The 2019 MVC Tournament will be hosted by Loyola from Nov. 12-17. Drake will prepare for the regular season with three home exhibition matches against, Hastings College (Aug. 16), Drury (Aug. 20) and Iowa Western (Aug. 25). Print Friendly Version 2019 Schedule Drake opens the regular season at Oral Roberts on Aug. 30 before it hosts back-to-back home matches at the Cownie Soccer Complex against Milwaukee on Sept. 2 and against UNLV on Sept 6. The Bulldogs’ non-conference schedule finishes with a pair of road games in Illinois, at DePaul on Sept. 9 and at Western Illinois on Sept. 17, sandwiched around a home contest against UMKC on Sept. 14. Story Links “We’re very excited about the new format this year with the double round-robin within our conference league play,” said Smith. “The MVC is a very tough conference with a strong history of performing well in the NCAA Tournament. Going head-to-head with our conference opponents twice is going be great preparation for our postseason MVC tournament. These matchups will help us to be battled tested for tournament play. Our non-conference will present some great competition against very good teams from the Big EAST, WAC, Horizon and Summit. We’re excited to host UNLV this year at home for the first time in the program’s history. They’re an excellent team building on a very good season last year and we are excited to bring high level competition to Des Moines.” DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer program released its 2019 schedule, head coach Gareth Smith, announced Tuesday, June 25. Drake will prepare for the 2019 campaign with three preseason exhibition contests before it plays 16 regular season matches, including 10 Missouri Valley Conference games. The league schedule is new this year as each Valley team will play a double round-robin, home-and-away slate against league foes.last_img read more