Lennon claim historic Ben Francis title – Dethrone six-time winners STETHS 4-2 on penalty kicks

first_img Tavis Grant, Christopher Randall, Kwesi Watts and Jason Johnson all scored for Lennon and when Dixon missed, sending his kick high over the crossbar, it was time for the massive Lennon support to storm the field in wild celebration. It was the second successive match that STETHS have taken to penalty kicks, after their thrilling contest in the semi-final against Clarendon, which was decided on sudden death penalty kicks. But Lennon, starved of a schoolboy title and having come close on a few occasion, were determined not to let this one slip and when they grabbed the early lead, outplaying STETHS in midfield, it seemed they were well on their way. STETHS responded as they normally do, with Dixon the driving force once again. The midfielder found James on the flank and the forward drifted inside and unleashed a wicked shot but found Mullings too good to beat. The Lennon keeper was at full-stretch to palm the ball over the crossbar in acrobatic fashion to deny James. As fate would have it, Mullings could do nothing about the resulting corner kick, and James found just enough space to nod home. Dethroned after six-successive lien on the Ben Francis knockout crown, STETHS will now turn their attention to the defense of their daCosta Cup title, according to technical director Wendell Downswell, after the disappointing loss. “We are disappointed, but it was a beautiful game. Lennon really ran at us, and while we responded with that late goal, it’s always a lottery when it comes to a penalty shootout,” said Downswell. “We will be ready for them again in the daCosta Cup semi-final. We want our revenge for this defeat, but congratulations to them for a great game,” he added. WESTERN BUREAU: Lennon High School’s long wait for a schoolboy football title is over. The Mocho-based institution, spurred on by their superb goalkeeper, Tyrone Mullings, surprised St Elizabeth Technical 4-2 in a penalty shootout for an historic lien on the ISSA/FLOW Ben Francis KO title, after ended regulation and extra time locked at 1-1 at Manchester High. Tavis Grant gave Lennon a deserved lead in the 16th minute with a torrid strike that caught the STETHS custodian Kenroy Wallace off guard. He had little time to react, as the ball cannoned off the underside of the cross bar and over the line for a 1-0. It took STETHS the entire second half to find the equaliser, again coming late in an important match, when Demar James headed home from close range in the 93rd minute, sending the match into extra time. “This is huge; this is everything to the school and the Lennon community. There will be massive celebrations come Monday,” said Lennon head coach Merron Gordon. Huge it was, as STETHS, who would have made it seven-straight knockout titles had they won it, wilted in the shootout, with Alex Thompson and the usually dependable Chris-Andrew Dixon missing badly. Nicholas Gayle and central defender Clifton Woodbine scored STETHS’ first two kicks from the spot. WILD CELEBRATIONlast_img read more

Jr. Lone Star Players to Receive US$500 as Qualification Bonus

first_imgThe hierarchy of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) has decided to pay each of the 19 players on the Junior Lone Star team US$500 as a qualification bonus over the Young Elephants on Sunday in Abidjan.This mean, Junior Lone Star, dubbed the Satellite, needs at least a draw to qualify to benefit from the qualification bonus besides their already pocketed US$100 appearance fee or per diem.The Sunday’s game is the return leg (2nd leg) between the Lone Star and the Young Elephants after a scrappy 1-0 win in favor of the red-blue-and-white boys in the preliminary’s second round of the U-20 CAF Championship.The 2nd Vice President of the LFA, Cassel A. Ku oh made the disclosure Thursday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) a minute before their departure, as they boarded the bus for the Robert International Airport (RIA) to fly to Abidjan.”Each player will be entitled to US$500 if we manage to qualify against the Ivory Coast on Sunday,” Mr. Kouh said. “The challenge is yours to put up [a] fight to make us proud.”Cassell’s assertion had been construed asva personal initiative; but a follow-up interviewed with the LFA 2nd Vice President has clarified that the qualification bonus is the LFA’s, though the Secretary General Alphonso Armah and the Deputy Secretary General of Finance, Jallah Corvah, are not in the know.According to Cassell, the qualification bonus is the LFA’s way and mechanism to motivate the boys in the tricky return leg clash with the spirited Young Elephants in their home.It is a glaring fact, despite of the friendship between Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe and the LFA president Musa Bility, that the Chief Patron of Sports, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has deliberately ignored the two-legged Lone Star (national Lone Star football team). The executive members of the LFA, especially Bility and Cassell, have been underwriting the cost of the teams’ expenses. Accordingly, both equally men contributed US$40,000 and each LFA’s executive member was taxed US$100 to support the hosting of Lesotho.But football pundits believe the qualification bonus is probably meant to erase or settle the LFA’s embarrassment, owing to their inability to usually camp the team before departing the country to honor international football clashes.It can be recalled, shamefully, on Monday, the 38-year-old Junior Lone Star coach expressed frustration on the failure of the LFA to camp the team, before departing the country. Coach Pella startlingly revealed that after the 1-0 victory last Sunday, May 11, 2014, the team has not gone to camp and would not be camping before their flight.He said camping is a tactic to polish and psychologically prepare for a win, and that the major achievement in camping is to knit a team’s spirit.“We use camping to talk to the players during their leisure time at night and early morning hours, to build closeness among the players,” he said, “camping is another method to circumvent players from conflict and embarrassment.”Perhaps we can argue  that a win, or better yet a qualification, of the Junior Lone Star over the Ivory Coast could overturne the President’s detestation against the two-legged Lone Star for continuously losing amidst huge financial assistance.Interestingly and recently, the truth came out at last when the President celebrated with the one-legged Lone Star (Amputee Lone Star) for retaining the title as champions in the Africa Amputee Cup of Nations.President Johnson Sirleaf’s positive support to the national Amputee Lone Star indicated that she is done with the loser who continues to embarrass her with disappointing results. President Sirleaf donated of a 22-seater bus to the Amputee Lone Star.It was the president’s show of appreciation for the team’s numerous victories against other countries in football competitions—and their title Africa’s double amputee football champions.In her last address to the nation, President Sirleaf chose, watch my word, deliberately chose to ignore the national team.However, she commended the Amputee Lone Star for winning its version of the African Cup of Nations in Kenya.So this Sunday, in Abidjan, the Junior Lone Star team needs to restore smiles on the faces of Liberians including the President.In 2011, it can be recalled, the President presented the check of US$75,000, to the LFA as a bonus for the Lone Star Team’s superb performance when Ghana Black Star was pinned 2-0 and the team drew with the Super Eagles of Nigeria, 2-2.President Sirleaf said she was very pleased with the performance of the national team, pledged government’s full support to the national team in its pre- and post-qualification games leading up to the 2013 African Cup of Nations tournament to be held in South Africa.Smilingly, she said there was a need to provide support to the national unifier and also called for a more structured and systematic support to the team, not only during games but also after, and with a long-term strategy.“It is time to support our national team, and we are going to work with the Ministries of Finance, Youth and Sports and the Liberia Football Association to realize this goal,” the President stated.The President’s happiness over the splendid performance of the Lone Star attracted partners, friends and well wishes.Cellcom GSM Company was proud to support the Lone Star teams, but later withdrew, because of disappoint results.So, it is correct to state here that if the national teams want the president’s support in every way as well as sponsorship, then this Sunday should be the beginning of a new direction.It means that on this Sunday against the Young Elephants and next Sunday, against the Crocodiles of Lesotho, the Lone Star teams must win.I am sincerely convinced that President Sirleaf has not ignored the national team because she does not believe in the players. She is unhappy because previous efforts to help the team to soar did not go as expected, and the team’s losses may have affected the president’s national transformation agenda.If that is not the case, how else should the president’s cold shoulder towards the national team should be understood?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt to roll out triple-drug therapy to tackle filaria

first_imgAs it works towards achieving its target of eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis, the Public Health Ministry will be rolling out its 2019 Mass Drug Administration (MDA) exercise later this month in several regions, with an increase in the drug therapy.This is according to Director of the Vector Control Service Unit at the Public Health Ministry, Dr Horace Cox, at a media sensitisation session on Tuesday.He explained that previously, the MDA exercise was focused mostly in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), based on a National Prevalence Survey done in 2001, which identified them as highly endemic.“Our geographical coverage was not a hundred per cent, rather it was at 44 per cent and as a result, in order for us to achieve elimination… we need to ensure that we achieve 100 per cent geographical coverage,” he noted.Director of VCS, Dr Horace CoxTo this end, a remapping survey conducted in Regions One (Barima-Waini), Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Seven (Mazaruni-Cuyuni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takatu-Essequibo) last year highlighted some of these regions as endemic areas. This was determined based on a criterion which looks at geographical zones with two per cent prevalence or more as endemic and thus, in need of an MDA exercise implementation.According to Dr Cox, not all the regions passed that threshold and in some cases, not the entire region is in need of treatment.As such, the MDA exercise in Region One will be focused on the Moruca sub-region and Santa Rosa, while in Region Seven, it will be done in the Lower Mazaruni area as well as Bartica and surrounding areas.However, Regions Two and Six will see drug therapy being administered throughout the region. Additionally, Regions Eight and Nine were excluded completely from the MDA campaign based on results obtained.“So what we’re seeing here is more or less coastal distribution of Lymphatic Filariasis cases in Guyana,” he posited.The 2019 MDA exercise will be rolled out later this month, according to the VCS Director.However, there will be an adjustment to the treatment during this year’s campaign, which saw a shift from a two-pill regiment to three pills, MDA-IDA (Ivermectin, Diethylcarbamazine and Albendazole). The use of this triple-drug therapy was a recommendation from the World Health Organisation (WHO).According to Cox, it has been found that adding Ivermectin to the existing regimen, DA – Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) and Albendazole – will increase the effectiveness of the fight against filaria by stopping transmission of the disease and eventual elimination. “Ivermectin makes our intervention more effective… and in so doing, rather than needing five successive years of adequate coverage with DEC and Albendazole, we only would need two successive adequate coverage adding Ivermectin to DEC and Albendazole. So when we access it, we save financially, we save time, we save in terms of human resources efforts and there is a chance of diminishing our risk of missing our mark because if we continue with DEC and Albendazole and we make it year four and miss a year, then we have to start all again for another five years,” he explained.Furthermore, the staff distributing pills will now be using a “doze pole” to measure the dosage of individual persons based on their heights. The table or ruler-like object will display the dosage for each height range.These changes are established norms, which, as Dr Cox pointed out, the Public Health Ministry in collaboration with technical partners are using to not only ensure Guyanese benefit is maximised but also achieve filaria elimination in 2020 as set out in its Health Target.Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) also called “Filaria” or “Big foot” is a mosquito (vector)-borne disease spread through the bite of a mosquito (Culex) which deposits tiny worms called microfilaria in the bloodstream. These worms travel to the lymphatic system where they live for years and mature into adult worms, causing damage, leading to extreme swelling of the breasts, arms, legs or scrotum.While there is no cure for LF, adequate management could result in the reduction of swelling.However, persons living in endemic areas can prevent filaria with the use of MDA-IDA or triple-drug therapy.It is reported that 97 per cent of people given IDA had no larvae after one year, compared to 34 per cent of people given the previous two-pill treatment. It is believed that IDA kills or permanently sterilises adult worms.Moreover, the use of Ivermectin has additional benefits in that it is effective against scabies and lice as well.last_img read more

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink feels ‘no responsibility’ to represent black managers after taking QPR reins

first_imgNewly-appointed QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink doesn’t feel he is shouldering added responsibility as one of the few black managers currently employed in the English professional game.Hasselbaink succeeded fellow black coach Chris Ramsey last week after Rangers agreed a compensation package with the Dutchman’s previous club Burton Albion.Hasselbaink is one of just three black managers, including Brighton’s Chris Hughton and Carlisle United’s Keith Curle, employed in the top four tiers but doesn’t feel an extra incentive to deliver given the paucity of representation.When asked by talkSPORT’s Warren Haughton whether he feels extra responsibility as a black manager, Hasselbaink said: “No responsibility whatsoever.“I’m a big believer that I got this job because I did well at my previous club and that I am the right man for it – that’s why the club has given me the opportunity.“I am black, that’s not going to change. I am proud to be black and that’s also not going to change. That’s how it is.”Hasselbaink also dismissed the importance of the January transfer window, with QPR facing a fight to keep hold of Charlie Austin as Premier League clubs lurk.He added: “It’s important to keep the whole squad, not just individuals.“January is coming – you can’t control that. Our goal is to get everybody ready and together.”last_img read more

THREE PEAKS IN THREE DAYS FOR DONEGAL CHARITY CLIMBERS

first_imgA group of 12 people all connected in one way to Ramelton Town Band are undertaking a unique challenge.Errigal will be the last mountain climbed on the three peak challenge.The group will take on a “3 peak, 3days, in 3 counties challenge.”The task will see the group climb Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo, Slieve Donard in Co Down and Mount Errigal in DOnegal on the 25th, 26th and 27th of April. The group are all members past or present ,committee, instrutors, parents or family members of Ramelton Town Band.They will be raising much needed funds for the band and the Irish Cancer Society.Their first fundraising event is a spooky car treasure starting from Durkens Bar in Ramelton on the 31st of January at 8pm fee €10 per car.Anyone that can help in any way with sponsorship or funding towards the challenge would be greatly appreciated. you can contact us by email ,at , amcfadden01@hotmail.com, or like or facebook page ” 3peaks 3day challenge” or contact PJ Cavanagh on 0863082244. THREE PEAKS IN THREE DAYS FOR DONEGAL CHARITY CLIMBERS was last modified: January 10th, 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:challengeRAMELTON TOWN BANDTHREE PEAKSlast_img read more

Telegram in history dustbin STOP era ends

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Communications technology speeds full-steam ahead, with cell phones, e-mail, instant messaging and text messaging all at our fingertips 24-7. But in the background, an old standard slips quietly away STOP After 154 years announcing deaths, wars, birthdays, scientific breakthroughs and other news, the Western Union telegram is officially a thing of the past – the last one was sent last Friday. Western Union now plans to focus its attention on financial services. We’ve come a long way from the first telegram, sent in 1844 by Samuel Morse from Washington to Baltimore. He wrote to his partner Alfred Vail to usher in the telegram era, which displaced the Pony Express. His message: “WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?” A look into the past might yield the beginning of an answer. Click on the interactive feature to the right to explore the history of the telegram. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardlast_img read more

MARK BRINGS ‘IT’ ALL TO IRWIN EXPERT ELECTRICAL

first_imgPROMOTED POSTMark (on right) is pictured here with Declan Irwin.Irwin Expert Electrical management & staff are delighted to welcome Mark Walshe to their team at Irwin Expert Electrical, Port Rd., Letterkenny.Mark has worked in the IT, Computers & Electrical Appliance business locally for over 9 years. His expertise and experience in the industry is vast and exceptional. Mark has impressed Irwin Expert Electrical after only a short while with his knowledge and customer service skills.Specialising in IT, and just about anything to do with computers, he will be on hand at the showroom, Port Rd., Letterkenny with his colleagues to advise you all on the best options for a computer, laptop or tablet, PC or Mac, what software to install and most of all give you the best possible deal on whatever it is you are looking for.Call in and say hello to the lads if you are on the market for a new computer, laptop or tablet.You might also see Mark hovering around the TV Centre or Home Appliance centre, always ready to give the customer “service at it’s best”. Don’t forget to call in and say hello and ask any team member all about IT! Mark is pictured here with Declan Irwin, of Irwin Expert Electrical.And don’t forget ……….!Donegal Daily has teamed up with Bosch and Irwin Expert Electrical for this great free giveaway just for our readers.And entering couldn’t be easier.All you have to do is answer the following question – “What strapline is used by Bosch Home Appliances?” Once you know the answer, you can simply send an email and like Irwin Expert Electrical on Facebook.So send your answer along with your name, address, email and mobile number to our competition address at irwinelectrical1@gmail.comThat’s it. It couldn’t be easier. To get your hands on this cool new toaster get liking Irwin Expert Electrical on Facebook and email the competition answer.https://www.facebook.com/irwinexpert MARK BRINGS ‘IT’ ALL TO IRWIN EXPERT ELECTRICAL was last modified: August 26th, 2015 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:buncranadonegalIrwin Expert Electricalletterkennylast_img read more

Hollywood Bowl tickets now on sale

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Last Thursday, members of the Whittier Bowl Committee, Whittier Cultural Arts Commission and Community Services Department, met for lunch at the Green Arbor restaurant to kick off this year’s Whittier Night at the Hollywood Bowl. Present were committee members Dr. Charles and Mary Hanson, Dr. Joan Meister, Russell Castaneda-Calleros, Bill Bell and, representing the Community Services Department, Sarah Tillman. For more information, call (562) 464-3430. – From staff reports WHITTIER – Tickets are now available for Whittier Night at the Hollywood Bowl featuring a Great American Concert, with fireworks and Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” with music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri on Aug. 19. Tickets include transportation in air-conditioned buses, a pre-boarding reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave., (corner of Mar Vista Street), bus departure 6:30 p.m., from the Community Center, with the concert starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $52 for Section F; $42, Section M and $40, Section L, and must be purchased by June 23. There is a $20 discount for every group of 10. Each of the six buses has capacity of 47 people. As has been the tradition for many years, one of the buses will be the Bill Bell Bowl Bus, with Bell, the editor of the Whittier Daily News, riding on that bus. Flyers with information, including order forms, are now available at the Community Center. People coming with groups should sign up early so group seating can be arranged. Bring a simple meal, and dress appropriately for a casual summer night under the stars. Seats are wooden benches, so blankets or seat cushions are suggested. 160Want 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

MAMMY’S THE WORD FOR DANIEL!

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell is looking after the mothers of Donegal again.The singer is opening his visitor’s centre free of charge to mums this Sunday, Mother’s Day.Any mum who has her lunch at the singer’s Bank Bistro at the centre will be given a free tour of the centre in Dungloe. The centre, which contains an A to Z of Daniel’s life including his first schoolbag and his wedding suit, only opened last summer but attracted more than 10,000 visitors in a few short weeksThe centre opens for the season again tomorrow and manager Ann Gallagher reveled there are more surprises in store for fans of the singer.She said the centre has been a huge bonus for Dungloe which has suffered with the recession in recent years.“The centre has been flying since it opened last summer and it has give the town a real buzz again which it was missing. “We had more than 10,000 people here last summer – many from around the world in Australia and Canada.“We have a few new additions to the centre this year and we’re hoping we’ll have even more visitors. We already have several coachloads booked in,” she said.Any Daniel fans hoping to get a picture for Mother’s Day with their hero will be disappointed however as he is in America. MAMMY’S THE WORD FOR DANIEL! was last modified: March 7th, 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:daniel o’donnellMother’s Daylast_img read more

DDTV: EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL BRING BACK THE DRIVE-IN AT ARDS FOREST PARK

first_imgEaragail Arts Festival has partnered with Belfast Film Festival to bring back the extremely popular Drive-In at Ards Forest Park.Taking place over two nights, The Drive-In presents family adventure classic The Goonies on Thursday, 24th July. The screening on Friday, 25th July is the horror film Evil Dead 2, which was decided by members of the public who voted for their preferred film on the Earagail Arts Festival Facebook page.Gates open from 7.30pm each night, with the film starting at 10.00pm. €25 per car (max 5 people per car).Paul Brown, Festival Director told Donegal Daily, “It’s been three years since the last Drive-In at Ards Forest Park and such has been the demand for these great family events that we’re bringing back two nights of drive-in movies in the beautiful surroundings of Ards Forest Park.“We’re grateful to Belfast Film Festival for partnering with us on this very special event. Damien Connor of the Belfast Film Festival said, “It’s great to team up with EAF for the first time, we like what they do and are very pleased to be part of their festival.“Like us, they love to show films to people in unusual and exciting locations, giving the audience a different cinematic experience.Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.Patrons should note that FM radio is essential – if the car radio does not receive an FM frequency signal, drivers should bring a portable radio with them to be able to receive the film dialogue to their car.Access only to car park via main park entrance from 7.30pm. (follow signs N56 to / from Letterkenny / Dunfanaghy).No vans permitted and MPVs, 4x4s and Jeeps will be parked at the rear of the car park to ensure visibility of the screen from smaller vehicles. Earagail Arts Festival asks that all patrons co-operate fully with stewards and staff and respect the ecology of the park by using bins and waste disposal provided.For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ie Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.DDTV: EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL BRING BACK THE DRIVE-IN AT ARDS FOREST PARK was last modified: June 25th, 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:Ards ForestBusinessDrive-InEaragail Arts FestivalEntertainmentnewslast_img read more

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