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The headache over the selection of foreign-based and local players in the absence of evaluation from the domestic league has been solved. National coach James Salinsa Debbah, after a hasty appraisal of Liberian international players and the recently concluded Coco Cola Cup, has released the list of 60 players.Coach Debbah confirmed to the Daily Observer that he has submitted the names of 20 overseas players, with George M. Weah, Jr., of French team Aubervilliers, Real Madrid’s defender Joel Alajarin and Atletico Bilbao’s striker Inaki Williams as well as Alex Nimely of Great Britain’s Prot Vale on the list.Others include: Anthony Snoti Laffor (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa); Abel Gebor (Honka Norway); Sekou Jabateh Oliseh (Kuban, Russia); William Jerbo (Rio Alves, Portugal); Sam Johnson (Djurgarden, Sweden); Teah Dennis, (Jordan) and Patrick Gerhardt (Malaysia).Others are Gizzie Dorbor (Afula, Israel); Zah Krangar (Malaysia); Ahmadiya Rennie (Hammarby); Chassimou Sow (Crystal Palace, Great Britain); Adolphus Marshall (PS Bangka, Indonesia); Tonia Tisdell (Osmanlispor, Turkey); Junior Wilson (Malaysia); Melvin King (Goalkeeper, Goldfields, Ghana) and Sekou Konneh (Foruna Sittard, Holland).The Daily Observer learnt that among the 40 local players BYC I, has 12, followed by deregistered LPRC Oilers, 7.First division clubs LISCR, Watanga and Jubilee FCs has four players each, and newly promoted 1st division club FC Fassell has two and 2nd division BYC II also has two selected.Invincible Eleven and Nimba United including, along with 2nd division Mighty Barrolle and deregistered Club Breweries, have a player each.The following are the names and clubs of local players Coach Debbah has selected:Goalkeepers: Nathaniel Sherman (BYC), Tommy Sango (LISCR), Sekou Bayoh (Barrolle), Foumalu Kamara (LPRC) and Sampson Giddings (FC Fassell). Defenders: Trokon Zeon (LISCR), Nuwu Johnson (LPRC), Prince Kennedy (BYC II) and Alpha James (BYC I), Hilton Varney (BYC I), Carlos Williams (Watanga), Aloysious Symugla (FC Fassell).Central Defenders: Alvin McCornel (BYC), Friday Bestman (LISCR), Myers Garlo (LPRC), Abubakar Dunnoh (BYC II), Prince Jetoh (BYC I), and Alvin Polo (jubiless).Midfielders: Amara Sackor (BYC), Cestinata Queejay (LPRC), Abraham Barshall (LISCR), Theo Nimely (Jubilee) and Abraham Coker (BYC), Oscar Dolley (Club Breweries), Alphonso Jenkins (Watanga) and Gideon Williams (BYC I).Forwards: Leon Powell (Watanga), Soto Roberts (LPRC), Molley Gray (BYC I), Zair David (Jubilee), Prince Saydee (BYC I) and Stanley Whitfield (Jubilee), Van Dave Harmon (BYC I), Chris Momo (BYC I), Abraham Kuyateh (Watanga), Prince Gormiah (LPRC), Lamine Jabateh (BYC I), Bundor Kandakai (Jubilee), Sholle Deco Quoi (IE) and Sunnyboy Dolo (Nimba United).Debbah said the players might also form part of local based Lone Star in the 2016 CHAN qualifiers, which begins in late June, 2015.“We hope to begin intensive practice on Monday,” Coach Debbah said. “The list is subject to modification in which there would be changes as necessary,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), has formally commissioned two new and fully rehabilitated outstations in Kakata, Margibi County, and Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. Funded through a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) with support from the Government of Liberia, the new water systems have the capacity to ensure that 75% of the population of the two county capitals have access to clean and safe pipe borne water. The ceremony for both counties was held in Grand Bassa and was graced by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai along with a host of dignitaries representing international donor partners, government, civil society and citizens. LWSC’s Board Chairman Dr. Kimmie Weeks noted that the commissioning of the water systems in Buchanan and Kakata were part of the corporation’s long term strategy to ensure that every single county capital had access to safe drinking pipe borne water. “We are starting with Kakata and Buchanan,” said Weeks. “We will be commissioning the treatment plant for Zwedru, Grand Gedeh, in less than a month as it is almost completed. In addition, we have ongoing works to complete the water treatment plants in Sanniquellie, Voinjama, and Cape Mount.” Dr. Weeks, who was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the corporation four years ago, outlined the challenges affecting the corporation at the onset of his tenure, which were broad and extreme. He recalled: “LWSC was at a critical point four years ago, and the President was becoming frustrated because she saw the delivery of water as a primary goal for her administration, but progress appeared slow. LWSC could barely meet its statutory obligation to deliver water to the Liberian capital, let alone extend itself to the rural areas. This became for us a challenge despite the difficulties and resource constraints.” Bemoaning what he referred to as the “nothing is happening syndrome,” Dr. Weeks said “one of the things we recognize is that there are so many developmental goals that people care about, and may not be happening at the pace they desire, that it is easy to miss the progress, but the water sector over the last four years has achieved significant progress,” remarked Dr. Weeks. “We have gone from only being able to deliver a few hundred gallons of water to a limited part of Monrovia on a rationed basis to being able to deliver water to a large portion of the capital and also extending to rural counties in a matter of four years.” Weeks noted that even as the corporation was striving to bring more county capitals online, its major focus remains solving the “central Monrovia water crisis.” Remarked Dr. Weeks: “Both the President and Vice President have highlighted the need to provide water to Central Monrovia, which remains a primary target to be accomplished and as a result, the Board is executing all means necessary to solve this challenging process.” Established by a Legislative Act in 1972, the Liberian Water and Sewer Corporation has a statutory mandate to deliver pipe borne water to populations above 5,000 inhabitants.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
President David Granger was Friday paid a courtesy call by Brazil’s Minister of Health, Dr Ricardo Jose Magalh?es Barros and a delegation from that country, who are currently in Guyana on an official visit to discuss areas in which the two states can strengthen cooperation, particularly in the health sector. The meeting was held at the Ministry of the Presidency.From left: Brazil’s Ambassador to Guyana, Lineu Pupo de Paula, Federal Deputy of São Paulo, Bruna Dias Furlan, President David Granger, Vice-Governor of Paran?, Maria Aparecida Borghetti and Brazil’s Health Minister, Dr Ricardo Jose Magalh?es Barros at the Ministry of the PresidencyBrazil’s health minister visits PresidentThe visiting minister’s delegation included the Vice-Governor of Paran?, Maria Aparecida Borghetti and the Federal Deputy of São Paulo, Bruna Dias Furlan.President Granger said that the fact that the minister’s visit came so soon after his own State Visit to Brazil, shows a commitment and willingness on both sides to strengthen the cordial 50-year-old diplomatic relationship. The President also noted that while Guyana welcomes cooperation in the health sector, it looks forward to deepening cooperation in other areas such as oil and gas, infrastructure and environmental security.The visiting delegation also met with Health Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and officials from the health ministry.
TAYLOR, B.C. – The B.C. Peace Country River Rats are hosting their 2018 Poker Rally this weekend at Peace Island Park.The Poker Rally will see residents launch their boats into the Pine River and travel upstream collecting cards to hopefully make the perfect hand.Residents can purchase hands for $25 each or five hands for $100. The boats will launch for the rally at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, so residents must register at 9:00 a.m. to be eligible. The last card drawn will be at 5:00 p.m.- Advertisement -The event will feature a movie night starting Friday at 7:00 p.m. as well as a pancake breakfast on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. During the Poker Rally there will be a family fun day with activities and entertainment for children as well as a supplied lunch.When the rally concludes there will be a dinner where residents can purchase tickets for $25 each. Dinner takes place at the new pavilion at 6:00 p.m.For more information on the event call (250)-261-0238.Advertisement
Yahya opened the scoring for the Zanzibaris who were playing their first match of the tournament, heading into the net a cross from Abdallah Salum Kheri in the 33rd minute with keeper Yves Kimenyi well beaten.Before the goal, it was a balanced affair with each team going up in attack. Rwanda had come close in the 25th minute when Innocent Nhsuti connected Hakizimana’s freekick at the edge of the box but it hit the upright, though the ref whistled for offside.Three minutes before his goal, Yahya had tried his luck from distance after wriggling past his marker and finding shooting space but the effort was way over.A minute to the break, Hakizimana who was trusted with set pieces had one from a decent scoring range, but he sent it straight to the keeper.Hey made changes right at the start of the second half, Mico Justine and Birahimire Abeddy coming in for Sekamana Maxime and Mbogo Ali.Rwanda’s Abeddy Birahimire (R) attempts to go past Zanzibar’s Ibrahim Mohammed Said during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe changes worked magic just a minute into the second stanza when Abeddy exchanged passes with Muhadjiri inside the box, the latter finding space unmarked at the far post to easily tap in.Abeddy had a close chance to make it 2-1 for the Rwandese when he raced in to a Fitina Omborenga cross from the right, but he glanced his header over unmarked inside the box.The Rwandese were made to pay for the missed chance in the 52nd minute when a lapse in defense saw Feisal Salum win the ball inside the box before cutting back to Juma who curled it past the keeper.Five minutes later, it was almost another equalizer for Rwanda when Omborenga had a great chance unmarked at the far post from Abeddy’s pass, but his shot was saved by the Zanzibar keeper.From a text book counter attack, the islanders put the game to rest with three minutes left, Khamis beating the keeper one on one after picking the ball on the right.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zanzibar’s Abdul Aziz Makame (R) joins Kasim Suleiman Khamis (L) in celebrating his goal against Rwanda during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 5- Antoine Hey paid the ultimate price for changing his entire squad as Rwanda lost their second consecutive CECAFA Senior Challenge match going down 3-1 to Zanzibar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday afternoon.Muhadjiri Hakizimana’s goal two minutes after the restart had cancelled out Mudathir Yahya’s first half goal for Zanzibar, but a defensive lapse saw Issa Juma score the second six minutes later while Khamis Suleiman struck the winner with four minutes left.
HUNDREDS TURNED out to say a final farewell to much-loved Donegal priest Rev Joseph O’Donnell.The popular priest (55), most recently the Parish Priest of Ballintra, passed away in the early hours of Sunday following a battle with an illness he bore with great dignity and faith.“Stories of his kindness are in the hearts of so many people,” The Bishop of Raphoe, Alan McGuckian SJ, the Chief Concelebrant at this afternoon’s funeral mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral Letterkenny said. “A woman said to me with great feeling on Monday: ‘Ah, Fr Joe, sure he was a wee dote’.“Fr Joe would’ve hated to be described as a ‘wee dote’, but that comment summed him up. People ‘doted’ on him.”Bishop Emeritus of Raphoe, Dr Philip Boyce and a vast number of priests from across the Raphoe Diocese and beyond, as well as parishioners from all corners of Donegal, where he had served, left the Cathedral close-to capacity. Also present were Rev Brian Russell, the Rector of Drumholm, Kilbarron and Rossnowlagh and Rev Canon David Crooks, Rector of Taughboyne. On Monday, Fr Joe’s remains lay in repose at St Brigid’s Church, Ballintra and yesterday he rested at St Eunan’s Cathedral.Thirty-one years ago last week, Fr Joe’s hands were annointed with chrism before the same altar of St Eunan’s Cathedral by the then Bishop of Raphoe, Seamus Hegarty, at his ordination on July 3, 1988.Among the many priests at this afternoon’s Requiem Mass was Rev Dr Niall Coll, a fellow St Johnston native ordained to the priesthood on the same day.“When he was at St Eunan’s College as a student, he used to say that he escaped to St Johnston, where it rained less,” Bishop McGuckian said.“Niall Coll remembers sitting on the bus to Letterkenny with Joe. When they got to Drumardagh and got the first glimpse of the Cathedral, Joe would say: ‘Ah, it’s raining again in Letterkenny.’ “What an irony, then, that he would spend so many happy years in Letterkenny and fell in love with the people and the place.”He had been mentored by the then Parish Priest in St Johnston, Dr Cunnea, having been taken by a homecoming ceremony to honour the newly-ordained Fr Oliver Oliver McCrossan, just a couple of doors up in his native St Johnston some years previously.“Children in those days used to play Mass and Joe was always the organiser,” Bishop McGuckian said.Educated at St Baithin’s NS, Johnston and St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, Fr Joe trained to become a priest at St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny from 1981-87 and later at All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin from 1987-88 He was Curate in the Cathedral Parish from 1988-96 before moving to become Curate in Convoy, a position he held from 1996-98.For 16 years, he served as Curate in the Aughaninshin Parish from 1998-2014, when hundreds turned out to a farewell function at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.After a brief spell as Curate in Mountcharles, Fr Joe was Parish Priest of Drumholm (Ballintra) and Chaplain of Abbey Vocational School from 2016 until his passing on Sunday.“The faithful from all of his parishes, his friends from all other faiths are gathered in great sadness to remember Fr Joe, someone who was very dear to all of us” Bishop McGuckian said.‘Steely’ was among the words used by Bishop McGuckian to recall Fr Joe, who he said had been a ‘delicate child’ who suffered with asthma and diabetes.Fr Joe also served as the Vocations Director of the Raphoe Diocese for many years and was also Diocesan Master of Ceremonies. “When Joe did a job, he did it well,” Bishop McGuckian said.“He could also relax and enjoy life. There are memories of holidays enjoying London and being a big child at Euro Disney.“He enjoyed listening to Tom Petty, Queen and he followed Leeds United through thick and thin. He would have needed the concentration on good music to deal with the turmoil of being a Leeds United fan.“For someone delicate, he was very sporty. He played tennis and set up a tennis court at the back of the family home. He played with his older brother, Seamus, and he was a very bad loser!”A native of Main Street, St Johnston, Fr Joe was predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Eileen, and is survived by brothers Seamus and Jude, and sister ElaineAfter Requiem Mass at St Euan’s Cathedral, Fr Joseph O’Donnell was interred at Conwal Cemetery.‘Stories of his kindness are in the hearts of so many’: huge send off for Fr Joe was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Bishop Alan McGuckian SJDR PHILIP BOYCEFr Joe o’DonnellFr Joseph O’Donnellletterkennyraphoe dioceseSt Johnston
Weekly NotesStrength and conditioning training for seniors and reserves starts Monday 3rd December in the Motiv8 gym in Letterkenny (above the Glencar Inn) at 8:10 pm. Bring €5 for the session. A second session is arranged for Fridays at 7:10 pm. Players unable to attend these sessions can contact Nigel Drein at 0879963406 to organise a suitable alternate timeThe indoor winter ball programme for u8/10/12 has been deferred until after XMas due to the hall availability and suitability for the numbers attending. You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow.Naomh Colmcille’s Weekly Lotto: This week’s winning number sequence was 22.214.171.124.18. The closest match was four numbers and the two winners were Rosaleen Campbell and Michael McHugh who won €37.50 each. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 3rd, 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:Naomh Colmcille GAA notes
SOCCER: TEN MEN FINN HARPS have earned a FAI Cup replay after a battling performance at the City Calling Stadium against Premier Division outfit Longford Town.Gareth Harkin opened the scoring for Finn Harps in their 1-1 FAI Cup draw with Longford Town.Harps have enjoyed a sensational start to the season and are unbeaten after TWELVE games in the league.They continued their fine run of form tonight against Tony Cousin’s side and have earned themselves a replay on Monday night at Finn Park. Harps were rocked in the 20th minute when Damien McNulty was sent off.However, Gareth Harkin fired Harps into a dream lead on 22 minutes to give Ollie Horgan’s side something to hold on to.However, that was cancelled out by former Arsenal player Stephen Rice just before half-time.Both sides pressed for a winner late on but neither side could make the breakthrough. It’s a superb result for Harps and with a replay to boost the coffers on Monday night it’s a great result for the club both on the pitch and financially off it.We hope all the players, management staff and fans have a safe journey home tonight.#UTHBATTLING HARPS EXTEND UNBEATEN RUN AGAINST LONGFORD TOWN AND EARN CUP REPLAY was last modified: May 30th, 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:fai cupfinn harpsHome-page SportLongford Townnewssoccer
Kicker Robbie Gould agreed to a four-year deal with the 49ers hours ahead of Monday’s NFL deadline for franchise-tagged players to do so, league sources confirmed.Gould, 36, got a two-year, $10.5 million deal that is fully guaranteed, with an option of becoming a four-year, $19 million deal ($15 million guaranteed). Had Gould not come to terms, he would have played this year for a $4.97 million salary that ranked as the NFL’s highest for a kicker.San Francisco 49ers’ Robbie Gould (9) shares a …