2 Aug
2020

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH JOGS ONE MILE OVER MAIN TRACK, TWO-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER GALLOPS STRONGLY IN ADVANCE OF SATURDAY’S GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2015)–Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah, who walked Bob Baffert’s shedrow yesterday, came on Santa Anita’s main track at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday and jogged off the “wrong way” one mile before decelerating to a walk and a return to the Baffert barn with American Racing’s most recognizable human in-tow.With trainer Richard Mandella looking on, two-time Eclipse Champion mare Beholder graced the main track at 5:50 a.m., proceeding directly to the seven furlong pole where she commenced a strong mile and a quarter-plus gallop.After backtracking to the finish line, she headed through Santa Anita’s Grandstand tunnel and a schooling engagement in the track’s saddling paddock. With Mandella at her head, the superstar mare stood quietly in one of the stalls prior to being led to the Seabiscuit Walking Ring for a couple turns and a return to Mandella’s Barn 4 as she continues to prepare for a run at a record third consecutive win in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. –30–last_img read more

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26 May
2020

Lions poised to ravage Gurias

first_imgLions coach, Hans Kaybing says for his team to bring the Digicel Cup back to Simbu, it will be simply to just get the basics right.“It’s nothing new. We’re going to play simple. Our training has gone well all of this week and we’re running on a full tank ready to go,” said Kaybing. Kaybing said his team knows what to expect from the Gurias tomorrow and have learnt a lot from their last encounter with the Gurias last month. The Gurias won 34-6.“With the Gurias, you can’t just stand around and wait for them because if you give them any gap, they’re fast and will make you pay.”“We have a young side and are less experienced than the Gurias but my boys want it bad,” said Kaybing.He urged all the Lions supporters from all over the country and especially in Port Moresby to get behind the Lions and rally them home to a win.last_img read more

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18 Jan
2020

French Business Club Donates US$80k to Red Cross

first_imgFrench business merchants or companies operating in Liberia, under the banner French Business Club (FBC), have made a huge donation to the Liberia National Red Cross (LNRCS). The donation includes US$80,000 and a brand new Renault car.The president of FBC, Jean Michel Macia, at the presentation ceremony held Thursday, September 25, at the French Embassy in Monrovia said the donation was their way of helping to boost the efforts of the LNRCS, which is one of the most important entities on the frontline of the fight against the virus.“We believe that this is the key contribution we can make and the best way for our companies to help the country and the population. But we see that to fight Ebola more must be done.He said the LNRCS was selected as the beneficiary of the FBC’s donation because it is proving its competence every day in the field. “This contribution, we believe, will enable the Red Cross to continue to battle against the virus,” the FBC boss said.“Their actions also help our organizations and our employees. Consequently the FBC is pleased to donate one vehicle and commit US$80,000 to the national society,” he added.Mr. Macia also stated that the donation marks the beginning of a strong partnership between FBC and the LNRCS.The French business executive indicated that since the outbreak of the terrible epidemic all these companies of the FBC have reinforced their commitment to stay and to continue their economic activities despite growing number of difficulties and hurdles.“We want to be part of the economic life of Liberia during the good times but we must also be present during the difficulties. To be present, to stay in the country, to maintain the jobs of our employees, to maintain their revenues and to keep investing are our prime targets,” he said.In quoting former Ivoirian President Felix Houphouet Boigny, Mr. Macia said: “Peace is not a word, it is comportment” and in his own words: “I say to you today solidarity is not a word, it is comportment.”The Liberia National Red Cross Society, tasked with the responsibility of dead body management by the National Task Force on Ebola, has for some time complained of lack of adequate support from central government and partners in carrying out its mandate.Speaking at the donation ceremony, the president of the LNRCS, Emmanuel Kparh, said the donation is a boost to the Red Cross and will make a great impact in the fight against Ebola.He lauded the French club for recognizing the works of the Red Cross over the years and said the donation is in recognition of the sacrificial works that the LNRCS continues to render to less fortunate Liberians.French Ambassador to Liberia, Joel Godeau, said the contribution of the French businesses in Liberia is a sign of strong commitment to countries that are affected by the virus.He said French people won’t remain insensitive to the plight of Liberians as the virus rages on.The donation ceremony was graced by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and the Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps, Guinean Ambassador Abdoulaye Dore and other officials of government.FBC was founded in 2013 under the umbrella of the French Embassy in Liberia. It has brought together the key representatives of the French Group operating in Liberia.Members companies of FBC include, AGS FRAZER-a packing and removal company, BIVAC/VERITAS-control and expertise, CICA Motors Liberia (FCAO GROUP) Toyota and Yamaha representative, DELMAS (CMA-CGM Group, the third biggest ship owner in the world and ELIAS ANTOUNE Motors (Renault representative), distributor of trucks and cars.Others include, Liberia Equipment (representative of Ja Delmas Bordeaux), sole authorize dealer of caterpillar, Salala Rubber Corporation (SOCFINGroup) rubber plantation in Margibi County, TOTAL-oil marketing company, UMARCO (BOLLORE GROUP) clearing and forwarding shipping agent and logistics sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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17 Jan
2020

Independence float parade to move off from Stabroek Square

first_imgThe Jubilee Float Parade set for Independence Day has seen a modification to its route as the National Commemoration Commission has announced that floats taking part in the event will now assemble at the Stabroek Market Square as opposed to Church Street.The Commission had sent out the advisory notifying those who are set to have their costume bands feature at the float parade that they will now be required to gather at the Stabroek Market Square after which the floats will move off East along Brickdam into the D’Urban Park.This is opposed to the recently adjusted route where costumes bands were assembling at the usual junction of Church and Camp Streets, after which they would’ve proceeded west along Church Street to Avenue of the Republic, south into Brickdam and then east along Brickdam, into D’Urban Park.Nonetheless, the provisions remain the same as it relates to students from schools along the route being relocated to other centres to sit their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) on Independence Day.This float parade is anticipated to be the largest ever as it marks Guyana’s 50th anniversary as an independent nation.As a result of placing emphasis on this celebration, the usual Republic Day Float Parade had been postponed.Thus far, it has been reported that a number of ministries and private and public organisations, have gotten on board in having their floats be part of the grand celebration. With just two days to go, final touches are being made to the floats to have them ready for the road.Overseas support has been flowing as a number of persons from the Diaspora as well as tourists are flying into Guyana to be part of the monumental event. A number of activities to observe the celebration have occurred, but most persons are anticipating the Jubilee Float Parade set for Thursday.last_img read more

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14 Jan
2020

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Donates Medical Supplies

first_imgSeveral Health centers throughout Liberia beginning with those in Montserrado, Grand Bassa, and Lofa Counties, received Ebola Medical Supplies and equipment from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Eta Epsilon Lambda Chapter.The donation ceremony was held on Friday, February 20, at the Fish Market, Airfield Congo Town Public Ground.This donation benefitted ten health centers within Montserrado, Grand Bassa, and Lofa Counties, and will later move to other parts of the country, according to the organizers.The benefitting hospitals and clinics, include the Bensonville Hospital and Duport Road Community Clinic in Paynesville, the TB Annex in Congo Town and the Lakpazee Clinic in the Airfield Community.Others are the Clara Town Community Clinic, the Gardnersville Community Clinic, Owen’s Grove Clinic, Government Hospital in Buchannan, and the Unity Conference Center Ebola Treatment Unit.Friday’s donation is the second by the Alpha Phi Alpha Inc Liberia Chapter intended to identify with the Liberian government’s fight against the Ebola epidemic.Alpha Phi Alpha recently constructed an Ebola Treatment Unit at the Unity Conference Center.  It is now in Operation.According to the President and Chief Dean of Alpha Phi Alpha, Mr. T. Nelson Williams, the materials and equipment donated include: examination and surgical gloves, surgical masks, injection needles, intensive care materials, PPEs, test tubes, thermometers and sanitizers.Meanwhile during Friday’s donation ceremony, Alpha Phi Alpha also recognized the sacrificial contribution of Liberia’s health professionals and workers in the on-going fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., Mayor of Monrovia, Clara Doe Mvogo, and Health Assistant Minister Tolbert Nyenswah attended the presentation ceremony.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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12 Jan
2020

Trackers salvage tie with Vancouver

first_imgCOMOX, B.C. – The N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers avoided starting their midget provincials 0-2 yesterday as they took on the Vancouver Thunderbirds. The power play was big of the team as it accounted for two of their three goals in a 3-3 draw.The Thunderbirds opened the scoring in the first period and built on that lead in the second as they went up 2-0. The Trackers were able to get back in the game in the later stages of the frame with two goals in a 1:10 span.Vancouver went back in front as play resumed for the final 20 minutes, but the Trackers second power play goal of the game tied the contest to wrap matters up.- Advertisement -Scoring for the N.E. B.C. was Dustin Bahm, Geoffrey Dick, and Teagan McMullen.The Trackers have two games on tap today. At 10:45 a.m. they’ll take on Prince George, and they’ll wrap up with Coquitlam at 7 p.m.last_img read more

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3 Jan
2020

Corrupt officials will be booted out of FIFA, insists president Blatter

first_imgSepp Blatter has issued a statement claiming any members who are found guilty of corruption will be booted out of FIFA.The world governing body have been rocked by the biggest scandal in its history after nine of its officials were accused of breeding decades of “rampant, systemic and deep-rooted” corruption.The accusations and wave of arrests, with a total of fourteen people indicted, with seven held in Zurich, were brought forward by the US justice department, who have been investigating corruption allegations going back to 1991.President Blatter, who is now under a fierce spotlight though he is not one of those arrested, has not offered a public message over Wednesday’s events, but did issue a statement claiming that the bombshell legal actions are a positive step.Despite years of negative headlines, the 79-year-old said: “As unfortunate as these events are, it should be clear that we welcome the actions and the investigations by the US and Swiss authorities and believe that it will help to reinforce measures that FIFA has already taken to root out any wrongdoing in football.“While there will be many who are frustrated with the pace of change, I would like to stress the actions that we have taken and will continue to take. In fact, today’s action by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General was set in motion when we submitted a dossier to the Swiss authorities late last year.“Let me be clear: such misconduct has no place in football and we will ensure that those who engage in it are put out of the game. Following the events of today, the independent Ethics Committee – which is in the midst of its own proceedings regarding the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups – took swift action to provisionally ban those individuals named by the authorities from any football-related activities at the national and international level.”Blatter is the overwhelming favourite to win a fifth term of office, though UEFA have called for Friday’s presidential election to be postposed in the wake of Wednesday’s events.During his 17-year tenure there have been numerous corruption allegations surrounding FIFA officials but Blatter still holds the formal backing from the Asian, African and South American confederations. FIFA president Sepp Blatter 1last_img read more

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28 Dec
2019

Were you in the St Eunan’s Class of ’67?

first_imgA call has gone out to all former students who did their Leaving Certificate in St. Eunan’s College in 1967 and also anyone else who started out their journey with them back in September 1962.It’s now fifty years since they went their separate ways out into the World and since then, they’ve never actually got together for a reunion.Fifty years later, “it’s now or never,” says Kieran McFadden, one of a small group that has been set up who want to mark their time together with a reunion in Dillon’s Hotel, Letterkenny and St. Eunan’s College on Saturday 28th October, 2017. (further details of the reunion will go out with the invitations). One of the big challenges facing the organisers, given the time that has elapsed and the fact that former classmates are scattered all over the country and the World, is getting contact details for as many of them as possible.One of the ways in which they are trying to do this is by appealing to anyone who can help: former classmates, family members or friends to get in touch with any of the organisers, whose contact details are below, with either postal addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or all of these. Even from small beginnings, the information will quickly multiply so that all former classmates can be contacted with invitations and reunion details as soon as possible so they can plan ahead.The seed has now been sown and the organisers are really excited about what they see will be a significant event in their lives.“We’d really like to meet you all again, shake your hands and be thankful that we’re around to do this, mindful of the significant number of our former classmates who have passed away. It’s been too long,” says Eddie McDaid, another one of the organisers. If you know of and have contact details for anybody who journeyed in whole or in part with the Class of 1962 – 1967 in St. Eunan’s College, please get in touch as soon as you possibly can with any of the people listed below. They need this help and it will be hugely appreciated.Persons you can contact:Harold Reid, 0879679089, email: kirwanreid@hotmail.comEddie McDaid, 0868191990, email: edward@football-special.comKieran McFadden, 0862500981, email: ciaran.macfadden@gmail.comJames McDaid, 0872939078, email: jamesmcdaid2016@gmail.comPat Dunleavy, 0872544978, email: pat@patfish.netLochlann McGill, email: lochcarm@gmail.comWere you in the St Eunan’s Class of ’67? was last modified: April 4th, 2017 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:19621967donegalletterkennyREUNIONSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

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27 Dec
2019

CORK CITY SKIPPER JOHNNY DUNLEAVY READY TO FINISH THE JOB ON FRIDAY NIGHT

first_imgBallybofey native Johnny Dunleavy is aiming to finish the job off on Friday Night, as the Cork City skipper takes his side to Dundalk for the league decider.Cork City skipper Johnny Dunleavy said his club have been a sleeping giant for long enough, and that it’s time to finish off the job when they travel to Oriel Park on Friday night.Ballybofey native Dunleavy has enjoyed a superb season for Cork City, and recently penned a new deal which keeps him at the club for next season.On Friday night, Dunleavy and his colleagues travel to Dundalk knowing if they avoid defeat they’ll be crowned Airtricity League champions. They currently lead Stephen Kenny’s side by one point after they slipped up against Bray Wanderers last weekend.Dundalk were held to a 1-1 draw by Bray, and John Caulfield’s Cork City side took full advantage with a victory against Bohemians.However, with the two facing off against each other on Friday night, it’s makes for a perfect finale to what has been an incredibly exciting league campaign.With both sides absolutely desperate for the title, the stakes couldn’t get any higher. Dunleavy told The Irish Daily Star, “We’ve got to go and finish the job, we’re in a great position now because we’re top, and Friday night is going to be some match.“They’re a top side, and they’ve lead since May, but we’ve kept plugging away, and I’d no idea we went top until after the game, when I heard their result.Dunleavy admits it does change the scenario a small bit, but says they’ll approach it the same way.“Look we didn’t expect that result, and we probably thought we were going to have to beat Dundalk, now we know a draw will do, but we’re going to approach it in the same way we always approach games.“We’re looking for the win, and we’re looking to finish the job. “We’ve been a sleeping giant for long enough, and it’s time to change that.Cork City have been allocated with 600 tickets for Friday’s match, and the game is also being televised live on RTE Two.Dunleavy expects there to be more Cork City fans than the 600 that’s been touted.“I’m sure they’ll dotted all over the ground, and they’ll be a right few from Ballybofey down as well. “We’re looking forward to it and I said, we’re looking to finish the job off.CORK CITY SKIPPER JOHNNY DUNLEAVY READY TO FINISH THE JOB ON FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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:BallybofeyCork CityDundalkJohnny DunleavynewssoccerSportlast_img read more

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26 Dec
2019

FUNDING BOOST FOR DONEGAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICE

first_imgTHE DONEGAL Domestic Violence Services is to be given funding for new accommodation for victims, it was announced today.The organisation has been given enough money for a three-bedroom home and four two-bedroom apartments.Centre manager Fiona Doherty told the Shaun Doherty show on Highland radio that they had to turn away 60 adults and children last year due to lack of space. “We are delighted to have been given official notice from the Department of the Environment for a purpose built centre with offices,” she said.“It is going to make a huge difference because last year we turned away 33 adults and 27 children last year. Women will now have their own space and dignity,” she added.FUNDING BOOST FOR DONEGAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICE was last modified: November 23rd, 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)last_img read more

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