first_imgWATFORD (4-4-2)GOMES,NYOM, BRITOS,CATHCART, ANYA,ABDI, WATSON, CAPOUE, JURADO,IGHALO, DEENEYMANCHESTER CITY (4-2-3-1)AG¸ERO,STERLING, SILVA, DE BRUYNE,FERNANDINHO, TOURE,KOLAROV, OTAMENDI, MANGALA, SAGNA,HARTOn Tuesday, Manchester City went to Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City and were held to a 0-0 draw, their third goalless stalemate of the season.The draw leaves City in third place, just three points off the top. At this stage last season they were in the same place with the same points (36) – and finished second.Watford’s five-match unbeaten run – four wins and a draw – was ended by Tottenham on Monday but they remain in a lofty eighth place with an impressive 29 points, more than won through their last Barclays Premier League campaign.Indeed, at this stage of their only two other Premier League campaigns, in 1999-2000 and 2006-07 campaigns Watford had just 11 points and on both occasions they were relegated.Watford will hope that Odion Ighalo can maintain the form of 2015, when he scored 30 goals, more than any other player in the top four tiers of English football. This season the Nigerian has 14 goals and has scored in each of Watford’s last six games.And with team-mate Troy Deeney, the Watford front-men have 20 of the club’s 24 goals, representing more than 83% of the team’s Premier League goals with Ighalo netting more than half (58%) of their strikes.City are still without captain Vincent Kompany, who has been sorely missed in their defence this season. With Kompany in their starting line-up, City have won seven and drawn two of nine, a 78% success rate. Without him from the start, City have lost five and drawn one while winning four, a 40% success rate.last_img read more

President Weah Clarifies “50 Percent” Women’s Inclusion in Government

first_imgPresident Weah. President George Weah has clarified what appears to be a misinterpretation of his speech delivered during the Women’s Honoring Program held on Saturday, January 20 that formed part of the inaugural festivities at the Antoinette Tubman Sports Stadium in Monrovia.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Weah acknowledged his respect for women’s rights, saying that he remains an ardent proponent of gender equality and strongly supports the “He for She” philosophy.He added that he is the only political leader on record that oversaw the inclusion of seven women in the legislature while serving as political leader of the then Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).President Weah underscored the importance of maintaining women’s participation in public service, which inspired the choice of a female, Jewel Howard Taylor, as his vice running-mate. He said he was happy that his running-mate preference has become the first democratically elected female Vice President of the Republic of Liberia.President Weah said he remains fully committed to women’s empowerment and gender equality and assured Liberian women that he will do everything in his power to ensure that they are ably represented in his administration.He, however, clarified that during his speech at the women’s honoring program, he sought to retrospect on the then mandate by the NEC requiring each political party to put forward 30 percent women participation in government.President Weah at the time was of the opinion that the 30 percent was too small and instead called for 50 percent representation.This, according to the President, constituted the perspective he was speaking from, specifically in an effort to showcase his longstanding support for women’s empowerment and adequate participation in the governance process.President Weah further clarified that he at no time promised that his government would consist of 50 percent female and 50 percent male, as is being falsely claimed by certain individuals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Multi-million Dollar Agriculture Equipment ‘Scrapped’ in Lofa County

first_imgWindell McIntosh, ADA’s founder, navigated his NGO through the then national disarmament and demobilization program of ex-combatants and won an impressive deal that saw hundreds of ex-combats transition to his program to be trained in rice production under the popular slogan, “Exchanging Guns For Hoes and Seeds, Not Bullets,” Tamba continued.“The program was a blessing for many of the former fighters, non-combatant citizens as well as those physically-challenged people, who were suddenly transformed into progressive farmers,” he said.The project attracted lots of people, including some Singaporeans, who came down here three years ago to film the effort of ADA.Tamba added that since then, he and others have not heard anything more about the project. He said they thought the visit of the Singaporeans would have attracted international attention to the project, which was believed to have helped ADA source foreign aid.Meanwhile, Madam Teresa Vanwen, a lady on whose property the equipment is parked, has appealed to ADA and the government to remove it.Vanwen added that because of the equipment being parked on her land, the place is being used as “criminal den.”“I am making an appeal to ADA and the government to please come and remove the equipment, because while suspected criminals come under the cover of darkness to steal some of the parts, they also used that means to steal my solar panel, doors and window glasses,” Mrs. Vanwen alleged.“I want to move to my house, but cannot do so when these heavy machines are still occupying my land; moreover, my own life will be at risk,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) One piece of the equipment is being parked, but of no use anymore.Some of the ‘scrapped’ equipment are grounded in FoyaSeveral pieces of equipment belonging to the African Development Aid, under the auspices of the Libyan African Portfolio (ADA/LAP), are reportedly being scrapped by unidentified persons in Foya, Lofa County.ADA/LAP is an agricultural company that signed a concession agreement with the Liberian government to cultivate and produce rice in the country.Mina Tamba, one of the security guards assigned at the equipment site, told the Daily Observer that the project was a joint venture of ADA, an NGO established by Wendell McIntosh, and the Libyan government.Tamba attributed the “failed project” to the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.He informed the Daily Observer that unidentified persons, suspected of being criminals in Foya and other parts of Lofa County, are reportedly removing the main parts of those machines and transporting them to neighboring Guinea for sale.“All these machines you see here are no longer in good working condition, because most of the parts have been taken away by some unknown persons under the cover of darkness,” Tamba said.What is more disappointing, according to Tamba, is that more than 15 pieces of modern agriculture equipment are being “scrapped and the parts are reportedly taken to Guinea, thus leaving the equipment at the mercy of grass that has grown so high it has nearly covered the equipment. The situation has made the place a hideout for suspected criminals.”Tamba narrated that since the project came to a close more than four years ago, security guards assigned at the equipment site could no longer keep guard because the company could not pay them.Tamba told this paper that ADA started as an agriculture NGO in the early 2000s.“When that farm was opened here, people thought things would be fine for everybody but, since the project closed down, things are tough here on us,” she said.She said ADA’s concept and mission was to train and transform ex-combatants and disabled people into mainly rice production so that they could become self-reliant. ADA/LAP Rice project equipment1 of 2 last_img read more

Ramjattan advised President not to select chairman from Jagdeo’s lists

first_imgGECOM unilateral appointmentMinority party in the coalition Government Alliance for Change had advised President David Granger not to select a new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman from the lists submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.This revelation was highlighted in correspondence seen by the publication, where Chairman of the AFC, Khemraj Ramjattan, told the executive of the party that he had advised the president not to select a new chairman from the 18 nominees submitted by the Opposition Leader.In the internal party correspondence dated October 22, 2017 sent at 22:18 h (10:18pm) Ramjattan stated that he told President Granger that he did not support Jagdeo’s nominees on the second list of Gecom nominees. He went on to say in the email that he advised the Head of State that he should proceed to name a person, who fits the Constitutional requirements.“I did express my opinion to the President at a Cabinet break some time back, after the second list from Jagdeo, that I was not comfortable with any of those names presented. He had asked what I thought of the names. I then went on to advise thatif he was also of that opinion, then he is within his right to proceed to name a person fits the constitutional requirements as he is empowered to do under the proviso in that same article 161,” Ramjattan said in the email.Meanwhile, this newspaper has since seen reports in sections of the media where Ramjattan confirmed that he indeed wrote the email.According to one online media entity, when he was asked about the email given that his party had distanced itself from reports that which had stated that the party was involved in the selection of the GECOM chairman, the AFC chairman is quoted but the media entity as saying, “‘ya” journalists like to deduce a lot” as he walked way.President David Granger unilaterally appointed retired Justice James Patterson after rejecting all of the nominees submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jadgeo.Patterson, who was an advisor in the Legal Affairs Ministry, was sworn in just a few hours after President Granger had met with the Opposition Leader briefly on October 19. According to the Head of State, his late-night decision to select a GECOM chairman was done in accordance with Article 161 of the Constitution for the appointment of a GECOM Chairman.In justifying why he decided to hand-pick 84-year-old Justice Patterson for this position, the President has said that Patterson has had extensive experience as a former Chief Justice of Grenada. However, it has since come to light that Patterson never served as a substantive Chief Justice, but rather acted briefly in the position.The decision has not gone down well with the political opposition. A challenge to the appointment has already been filed in the High Court, and that case will be called for hearing in January 2018. That challenge seeks to revoke Patterson’s appointment.A number of bodies, including the Guyana Bar Association, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), have come out in condemnation of the President’s decision.Criticism has also come from the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) and members of the diaspora.last_img read more


first_imgLAGAN HARPS NEWS: Our men’s team produced their best performance of the season with a 4-0 win away to Kerrykeel ’71 club. Kenny Doran(3) and Stephen O’Donnell were the scorers.Next Sunday they are home to Keadue Rovers. Our u/14’s picked up their first win of the season with an impressive 4-1 win away to Fintown Harps, Jack Parke(3) and Bradley Doherty were the scorers.Our u/10’s suffered their first league defeat when they went down 1-0 to league leaders Cappry Rovers. Depsite the result the young lads produced a great performance in a tight fought encounter.Our u/15 girls face a long trip to Galway this Sunday when they start their National cup campaign.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 7,8,15 and 17. Damien Mc Fadden had three numbers and won E50. The club wishes a speedy recovery to Geoffrey Parke and Seamus Neely.SOCCER NEWS: SENSATIONAL DORAN HAT-TRICK BAGS HARPS THE POINTS IN KERRYKEEL was last modified: November 10th, 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:2014Lagan HarpsmanorcunninghamNOVEMBER 10weekly newslast_img read more

Spain hold off resilient Iran to move a step closer to World Cup qualification

first_img 4 4 The players await the decision of the referee after the full time whistle 4 4 After the Spanish iced their bruised legs and the Iranians took a breather from chasing the ball at the interval, the game suddenly broke into life.Led by the effervescent Andres Iniesta, Spain began to stretch their weary opponents and somehow found the breakthrough.Iniesta fed the Atletico Madrid striker, who turned into an onrushing defender whose clearance rebounded off Costa into the net.The former Chelsea man ran off in joyous celebration, but the game was not yet won.The physically intimidating Iran looked dangerous from set-pieces all night and thought they equalised through Ezatolahi when he pounced on a bouncing ball in the box.However, the referee correctly ruled for offside (after checking with VAR) and the Iranian celebrations were cut short.Spain will look to look to finish the group strongly when they face the already eliminated Morocco on June 25, while Iran will be hoping to claim an unlikely victory against Portugal later the same day.STAR MAN – Andres Cunha Diego Costa celebrates his winner Who doesn’t love a goalmouth scramble?With Spain looking to kill the game off, a ball broke in the six yard box after a short corner.Sergio Ramos’ shot was blocked – causing absolute bedlam on the pitch.For all the talent and winners medals on the pitch, it was almost refreshing to see schoolyard football on the pitch. Bedlam ensues in the Iranian penalty area, with Diego Costa looking to pounce The referee was fantastic on the night, and delivered a far better performance than any other footballer on the pitch Much of the talk before and during the World Cup has been about the use (of lack of) VAR.However, tremendous amounts of credit deserves to go to the Uruguayan referee for his firm approach to the game and for keeping it under control.A far weaker referee could have quite easily bowed under Spanish pressure asking for bookings, or allowed sentiment take over and award the Iran goal.Best performance on the pitch by a country mile, Spain were decidedly poor.MOMENT OF THE MATCH Spain were able to grind out a determined 1-0 win in their Group B game against a stubborn Iran side.Diego Costa’s fortuitous strike somehow found a way past Alireza Beiranvand in the Iranian goal, but the 2010 winners certainly did not have everything their own way. Despite sacrificing the lion’s share of possession, Carlos Queiroz’s side thought they had in fact equalised – only for the VAR to correctly rule out Saeid Ezatolahi’s effort for offside.The result moves Spain to the top of Group B, level on points with Portugal after their earlier victory against Morocco.From the kick off, it was clear Iran were going to be dogged and tough to beat against the heavily favoured European side.Neither side were really able to make a clear chance in the first half, although the crowd in Kazan continuously reached fever pitch whenever Iran went forward with the ball.last_img read more

Chelsea teenager bizarrely has Sean Dyche’s face on his shin pads

first_img“My phone would go off in the changing room at Crewe and it would be a picture of Sean Dyche.“Now, instead of him messaging me all the time, I have Dyche’s face on my shin pads!” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Chelsea starlet George Nunn took to Instagram to reveal he wears shin pads with Sean Dyche’s face on them.The 17-year-old, who signed his first professional contract with the Blues earlier this week, bizarrely has the Burnley manager’s face under his socks next to the motivational quote: “What I expect is maximum effort.” Former Crewe starlet Nunn — who joined Chelsea at Under-16 level — said: “My dad was never really big on football but he does look like Sean Dyche, which has become a bit of a long-standing joke between us.“He even started sending pictures of him to me before every game as a sort of good luck message, which I know sounds a bit weird. REVEALED Nunn signs the contract with his family, including his dad who ‘looks like Dyche’ The striker has since explained the reason behind the hilarious gesture, claiming his father is a spitting-image of Dyche and the joke has spiralled out of control.Initially, Nunn’s dad would send him inspirational photos of the Clarets boss before a match. REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Dyche’s face takes prominence on Nunn’s left shin 2 BEST OF RANKED MONEY huge blow 2 Latest Football Newslast_img read more


first_imgAPPRENTICE boss Bill Cullen branded Joanne Sweeney-Burke a control freak – and then stopped short of firing her on the latest edition of TV3’s The Apprentice!The Donegal businesswoman was project manager in the latest task…AND LOST…but managed to survive.But she will have Bill Cullen’s words ringing in her ears as he instead fired Suzanne. Joanne, 33, from Downings, lost the guerilla marketing campaign task and was forced to bring Conor and Suzanne back into the boardroom where Bill blasted: “You’re a control freak.”And Conor accused the Letterkenny-based media company boss of acting “as if you’re my mammy.”The feisty Donegal businesswoman hit back, accusing the self-styled ‘baby-faced assassin’ of being supportive when a task was going well – and jumping ship when it wasn’t.Unseen footage shown later showed Joanne and Conor bickering in the car on the way back to The Apprentice house. Back in the Boardroom, Bill Cullen said Joanne just “should have done better.”And he told fans of the show on his Facebook page: “That’ll toughen Suzanne up anyway and best of luck to her in the future. Lesson learned at least!”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comhttp://www.derryjournal.com/news/local/rivermedia_in_oceangate_probe_1_2120821http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications/2009/6/River-Newspapers-NI-Ltd/TF_ADJ_46380.aspx ‘CONTROL FREAK’ JOANNE SURVIVES BOARDROOM BATTLE was last modified: November 15th, 2011 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)Tags:Bill CullenJoanne Sweeney-BurkeThe ApprenticeTV3last_img read more


first_imgChelmsford Magistrates Court where the two lorry drivers are to appear later today.A man from Donegal has been charged following the death of an Afghan migrant found in a container at Tilbury docks in Essex, England.Stephen McLaughlin, from Carndonagh in Inishowen but who has been living at Rose Park in Limavady, Co Derry is one of two lorry drivers charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal entry into the UK. The other is  Timothy Murphy  (33), of Elmgrove in Derry city.McLaughlin was arrested on the A1 in Banbridge, Co Tyrone on Tuesday while Murphy was detained after voluntarily attending a police station in Essex the following day.They are due to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates Court today.The dead man, Meet Singh Kapoor (40), was one of 35 people from Afghanistan, including 15 children,  discovered after dock workers heard banging and screaming coming from one of the containers which had been shipped in from Belgium.Those found inside were taken to hospital, with many suffering from the effects of severe dehydration and hypothermia.The migrants were said by police to be victims of people trafficking.Those found inside were taken to hospital, with many suffering from the effects of severe dehydration and hypothermia.The 34 survivors include 10 men, nine women and 15 children, with their ages ranging from one to 72.They are all in the care of the British Home Office after being discharged from hospital and questioned by police.They are seeking asylum in the UK.It is believed they were in the container for about 18 hours.DONEGAL LORRY DRIVER CHARGED AFTER CONTAINER DEATH was last modified: August 23rd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:CarndonaghcontainerdeathdocksdriverEssexlorrymclaughlinmigrantsstephentiblurylast_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins: Warriors assistant Jarron Collins “the biggest help for me”

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The days dragged, as DeMarcus Cousins weathered impatience, boredom and stress.He felt impatience over spending nearly a year healing his left Achilles tendon. He felt bored over his monotonous rehab. He felt stressed over the uncertainty surrounding the timing and success of his eventual return.Eventually, Cousins broke through those barriers partly …last_img