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Kelerakwa has league fest

first_imgToday saw the completion of three days of competition played at the Kelerakwa primary school field.Tournament director, Mike Vele said 10 teams from all over the Aroma Coast took part.”It was good, the tournament  brought the whole community together and there was no trouble during Christmas and New Year. It was peaceful,” said Vele.He finished by thanking Member for Abau, Sir Puka Temu for giving K10,000 to run the tournament.The Sir Puka Temu Cup was won by Small Bees after beating Vewala Hunters 16-8 in the grand final.Small Bees walked away with K1,500 in prize money while the Hunters received K1,300 as runners up.In the Plate division grand final, Keleone Eagles came out victors over Wanepai Dolphins winning 14-4. Eagles walked away with K1,100 in prize money while the Dolphins got K900.For the Bowl division, Corner Stones defeated Water Miles 20-8. They picked up K1000 for their efforts. Their opponents were awarded K700.last_img read more

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Lillard likes matchup but knows Pelicans are dangerous

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Thunder guard Brewer questionable for opener against Utah Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones PLAY LIST 02:44Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones03:08Total evacuation in full swing in Taal01:31Taal volcano ejects smoke and ash, villagers flee02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Davis stepped up in Cousins’ absence, averaging 30.4 points and 11.8 rebounds.“When Cousins went down, everybody kind of wrote them off and they’ve done a great job of really competing since then,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “Anthony Davis has been an outstanding player. It’s been a tough matchup for us, games are close.”Lillard, who goes into the game averaging 26.9 points, had 41 points in the final meeting of the season with the Pelicans, a 107-103 Blazers win in New Orleans.“Dame had a hell of a game, but it’s playoffs and you can put everything behind what happened before,” Stotts said. “The playoffs is a different animal.”Other things to watch as the Blazers and Pelicans begin their playoff series:GUESSING THE BEARD ISN’T COMING BACK: The Pelicans acquired Nikola Mirotic in a trade after Cousins went out. He initially joined the squad as a sixth man and was inconsistent. But late this season, he shaved his beard, joined the starting lineup and he’s been thriving ever since, scoring no fewer than 21 points in a game during the Pelicans’ season-ending five-game winning streak.LUCKY THIRTEEN: The Blazers went on a 13-game winning streak, starting with a victory over Golden State just before the All-Star break that boosted their playoff position. And despite their late four-game losing streak, the Blazers still finished 49-33 and clinched the Northwest Division title. “We would have liked to have a 50-win season but you can’t complain about a division championship or 49 wins,” Lillard said.ROAD COURT ADVANTAGE: The Pelicans were just as good on the road (24-17) as they were at home (24-17). “On the road we’ve been really, really good at just locking in and giving ourselves an opportunity to come up with wins … That’s what you have to do in order to be a playoff team,” coach Alvin Gentry said.HIGH MILEAGE: CJ McCollum topped the NBA for the most miles on the court this season with 218. It was the third straight season he’s led the league in the stat. Jrue Holiday is No. 2 overall with 211.40 miles.GOING FORWARD: Game 2 is set for Tuesday before swinging to New Orleans for games on Thursday and the following Saturday. The “if necessary” games go like this: Tuesday, April 24, in Portland; Thursday, April 26, in New Orleans; and Saturday, April 28, back in Portland.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers battles for a rebound with Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the first quarter of the game at Moda Center on October 24, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFPPORTLAND, Ore. — Portland’s Damian Lillard says he likes the first-round matchup against the Pelicans, but in almost the same breath he lists the reasons why New Orleans is dangerous.After splitting their four regular-season meetings, the third-seeded Blazers and sixth-seeded Pelicans open the playoffs Saturday night at the Moda Center.ADVERTISEMENT “They stole one from us here, and we felt like that was a game that we should have had. We had a bad third quarter,” Lillard said. “But they have Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Rondo, E’Twaun Moore, they’ve got a lot of guys that make them a dangerous team.”The Blazers won the season’s first meeting with New Orleans, 103-93, back in October. But two months later the Pelicans beat the Blazers 123-116 in Portland without Davis. DeMarcus Cousins had 38 points and New Orleans extended its lead to as many as 18 points in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Pelicans lost Cousins for the season because of an Achilles injury in January, and many thought the team’s playoff hopes were over. Instead, New Orleans rallied, going 21-13 the rest of the way and ending the season on a five-game winning streak.“We were just starting to find our groove before he went out and when he got hurt it kind of pushed us back,” Davis said. “We were trying to figure out how we wanted to play, and then we figured it out and were able to push through it.” View commentslast_img read more

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Kokoya Millennium Village Project Failing, Citizens Disenchanted

first_imgThe much heralded Kokoya Millennium Village Project (KMVP), started in 2008 in Kokoya District , Bong County, to catapult the over 24,000 residents of that District from the abyss of poverty, is dismally failing and might likely be a dream deferred.The project itself smacks of complete failure with remedial actions now being put into place as a sort of exit strategy ahead of 2015, the target year for the Millennium Development Goals  (MDGS) to be changed to the Global Development Goals (GDGS).In 2007 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) forwarded a proposal to the Norwegian government requesting funding for the KMVP. The budget for the implementation of the project amounted to about US$5.2 million though the original proposal put it at US$10.8 million.The Norwegian government decided to support the project following the personal intervention of Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the originator of the Millennium Village concept, who came to Liberia in 2007 and lectured government authorities and policy makers on the efficacy of the Millennium Village project in the eradication of poverty and the concept’s potential for empowering communities.Jeffrey Sachs, formerly of Harvard University, now a professor of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, United States of America, once served as Special Advisor to former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on the MDGs. Professor Sachs is credited with developing the plan and blueprint of Millennium Villages around the world in different agro-ecology zones that reflect the range of farming, water and disease challenges facing various continents.The Millennium Villages, it is reported, have so far reached nearly 400,000 people in 79 villages clustered  in 12 groups across 10 African countries, including Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Malawi,  with one village each whereas, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya and Liberia are supposed to have two each.But with the disenchantment of Kokoya citizens over the KMVP and River Gee County not even sure of ever getting a Millennium Village as originally proposed, one can fathom that the KMVP surely smacks of failure.UNDP, the focal point of the project in Liberia, relying heavily on Prof. Sachs’ theory of the Millennium Village and what it can do for a whole population, chose Kokoya Statutory District in consultation with the Liberian government as the first site for the pilot of the Millennium Village projects in Liberia.When the Kokoya Millennium Village Project was put in vogue in 2008, with the ambitious plan of transforming the lives of the over 24,000 residents of Kokoya Statutory District in Bong county, scores of citizens of Liberia thought Kokoya would have been the envy of other city dwellers.But five years down the line, since the launch of that project there are indications that almost all of the promises encapsulated in the four priority areas enshrined in the project blue print, were practically not achieved nor visible in the proposed project catchment areas, thus causing scores of citizens to be disenchanted with the whole Millennium Village project in Kokoya Statutory District.The Daily Observer team that toured project locations across Kokoya District uncovered that in some areas where projects were undertaken they were done haphazardly, much to the chagrin of citizens of the affected communities.Invariably however, proponents of the Millennium Village concept have adduced that the Kokoya Millennium Village project aims to integrate the interventions needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS).The UNDP website states that “this unique initiative demonstrates how a typical district of approximately 24,000 people can make significant progress in achieving the MDGs.” The website also asserts that the project aims at transforming subsistence livelihoods into small-scale commercial entrepreneurships and provides an example of how villages can achieve the MDGS by the 2015 target date.As we fast approach the unveiling of the MDG projects across the globe, Momolu Tolbert, UNDP MDG former Support Advisor and first Project Manager of the KMVP, admits that the project did not achieve the set of measurable goals and targets in the four priority areas of agriculture, health education and infrastructure.“I advised the UNDP Country Director then, Dominic Sam, and other partners that the project be outsourced to preferably the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) owing to the administrative bottlenecks and difficulties in getting things done at the UNDP but my advice was not considered. This could be some of the reasons why the project did not succeed,” Tolbert said.But Stephen Kolee, who served as Project Manager between 2008 and 2012, said the UNDP succeeded in implementing the project according to the approved project proposal. He lined up the reconstruction of Gbartah Elementary School, promotion of food security and income generation, by first distributing NERICA (New Rice for Africa) rice to local farmers, opening of a demonstration farm in Tarpeh Town, building of a clinic in Yolo Town and Rock Crusher Community, as well as the procurement of an ambulance, as goals achieved.But echoing the citizens’  frustrations at what they see as a mirage in what is reported on the UNDP website, Morris Laykpdoe, Acting City Mayor of Botota, said when the project started in 2005, they were informed that it was intended to improve and impact the lives of the citizens of Kokoya in a more positive way.As a start up, he said the UNDP, the main driver of the project, renovated a public building erected by Dr. William R. Tolbert, Jr. in 1979, and turned it into their headquarters.The Acting Mayor lamented that since the renovation and the seeming commencement of the project, nothing substantial, in terms of the actualization of the four pillars enshrined in the project blue print, has been seen in Kokoya District. Moreover, he lamented that the lives of the locals in communities where the projects are located have not improved, nor  have the people felt the impact of the entire project; even though the promo on the UNDP website states that following a needs assessment at the early stages, the project would provide a potential for practical solutions integrating best practices in agriculture, nutrition, health, energy, water and the environment to improve livelihood and the dignity of people.The four priority areas as enumerated in the story ‘Millennium Villages’, published in the UNMIL Focus Magazine, December-February 2007 edition, are: Agriculture, Health, Education and Infrastructure.These four priority areas were extracted from the original project proposal for the effectuation of the KMVP.In the area of agriculture, regarded  as the mainstay of the project, Acting Botota Mayor Laykpdoe expressed utmost disappointment in the manner in which the UNDP implementation team handled that pillar, stressing that nothing was done at all, except for  the supply of NERICA rice  to few farmers in 2009. He indicated that all the fertilizers and other farm implements brought for the project in 2008 remain in the KMVP warehouse up to date.Touching on the role the health component of the project objective, Laykpdoe said the Millennium Village team extended the clinic in Botota, built one clinic in Rock Crusher and another in Yolo Town,  but failed to provide the kinds of medical equipment needed for the running of such facilities.The Officer-in-Charge of the Botata Clinic, Parker Paye, corroborated Laykpdoe’s account by asserting that, the only ambulance in the whole district has been grounded for almost a year, and only a four-room house was constructed and is being described as a quarter, no medical equipment in the newly extended clinic building. The clinic does not have enough staff, among other problems.In the area of education, according to the project blue print, there would have been scrupulous renovation and refurbishment of U-LAH, Tugbahblee, Quoikapor and Kokoya public schools, complete with solar energy panels, modern state of the art internet facilities, plus enhanced telephone services, modern libraries and laboratories and teachers capacity built by 2015, the cut-off point of the Millennium   Development Goals.In critiquing the failure of the education pillar of the project, Laykpdoe divulged that as at now, all schools in the four towns enumerated above, virtually lack libraries and laboratories, and there are no internet facilities and cell phones  for teachers, as promised in the project document.Despite the fact that the building of roads, bridges, construction of administrative and other public buildings across the project catchment areas were outlined under the infrastructure component of the project, the Lord Mayor, reflecting the views of Kokoya citizens, some of whose views were sampled by the Daily Observer’s investigative team, said nothing was done in those areas. The Daily Observer investigative team had the rare opportunity of viewing all of the proposed project sites and the photographs that eventually emerged seem to corroborate the assertions of the Botota City Mayor.Though the KMVP developers said the project hopes to achieve increased food security and enhanced nutrition and incomes for community members, universal primary education, improved access to health facilities and services, increased community access to water and sanitation facilities and improved access to ICT and mobile phone coverage in Kokoyah, the reality on the ground suggests otherwise.In fact, the village savings and loan scheme established to help women in local communities in Kokoya District become self-reliant has not yielded the desired projection, according to Etta Nyean, Chairlady of the U-LAH Kodoe, a phrase from the Mano dialect, which means, ‘We are one.’She said they were 25 women in total, each given L$12,000 in 2013 as a start up under the scheme. This amount, she claimed, was meager and they asked that the KMVP team look at modalities aimed at augmenting the amount if they are truly to be empowered.One hundred pieces of cell phones and 50 tablets intended to be distributed to health workers and teachers and Kokoya administrative authorities since 2008 remain in the warehouse, according to a source from UNDP. The erection of two towers in Gbarkon and Rock Crushers is now benefiting only the service provider, Lonestar Cell MTN. How the negotiation was done to have Ericson directly negotiate with Lonestar without an input from UNDP, as we have been made to believe, remains unknown.Over all, Kokoya, remains without lights, no paved road, poor economic activities, school without libraries and laboratories, no internet connectivity, failed agriculture projects and a citizenry who had so much hope in the KMVP but have now begun to think otherwise.In its evaluation report following what appears to be the abysmal performance of the KMVP team, the Norwegian government observed that “the project was hurriedly launched and started without an inception plan and a solid results framework plan; the project did not put into place an effective results framework and monitoring evaluation system; a weak measurement system; weak management capacity; weak national and local ownership and poor understanding of the project’s nature,” among others.When the Daily Observer contacted Kamil Kamaluddeen, UNDP Country Director, for comment on the issue he referred us to Augusta McGill Pshorr, Communication Specialist, who sent us a copy each of the project proposal,  UNDP’s response to the KMVP evaluation made by the Norwegian Government and the KMVP  final report  for our perusal. Our request for an interview was not granted.In a letter dated November 2, 2012 addressed to Fred R. Rasmusen, Counselor at the Royal Norwegian Embassy near Accra, UNDP-Liberia did not deny failure in the implementation of the KMVP as reported by the Norwegian government evaluation team, but defended its record by shifting the blame on the Norwegian Government for gaps in funding which “made it difficult, if not impossible to implement any meaningful activities in the project area”.  UNDP Liberia also blamed the project failure on “the high turnover of government officials which created an absence of leadership and guidance from the government side.”Realizing that the Direct Implementation Modalities (DIM) put in vogue by the UNDP was not yielding the desired results in terms of the actualization of the project objectives; they (UNDP) in 2013 cleverly lured the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) to help implement an exit strategy that will now put the MIA in charge of rolling out the KMVP.Since that arrangement, MIA veered off the original KMVP plan under new National Implementation Modalities (NIM). By this model, Botota and Rock Crusher community in Kokoya District are supposed to be transformed into modern villages with most of the trappings of a Millennium Village, according to a source at the MIA. The emphasis will now be placed on infrastructure and the other areas will not be undertaken as reflected in the original project blue print.Under the NIM, the UNDP is managing a US$1.4 million fund being utilized by MIA. So far, MIA, working in collaboration with contractors, has built a “multi-purpose building, teachers’ quarter, medical staff quarters, an information center and a market hall.”The Daily Observer will look at these and other projects that should have been undertaken by the original UNDP-KMVP as per the priority areas outlined in the Jeffrey Sachs Millennium Village plan in our subsequent editions.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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Creating a dysfunctional Local Government system

first_imgDear Editor,The writing is on the wall for all to see, as this A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government continues its glaring and shameless moves in creating a dysfunctional Local Government system. Their methods of undermining have become a default position, evidenced by a total disregard of many elected Councils of Local Authority Areas (LAAs); together with moves to continuously weaken the essential constitutional monitoring and corrective institutions.The outcomes can have devastating impacts if allowed to go unchecked. Under point man Ronald Bulkan who leads the Communities Ministry, many Regional Executive Officers (REOs) and Overseers are being allowed to usurp the authority of the Councils and are supported by a few imposed political hacks to buttress their desired counter force. The conduct of many of these REOs and their reporting staff, have been partisan and outright objectionable, given their required role in providing service to community residents.To state that the level of financial breaches by these officers have escalated to never before reached heights, is indeed an understatement. At the same time, the silence of, and seeming accommodation by Minister Bulkan’s Ministry, forces one to wonder if the Government is contemplating laying new financial bills in the National Assembly. Only recently, the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly exposed a few of the vulgar, atrocious and lawless behaviours of the REOs of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara). Notwithstanding, however, information received suggests these revelations were just the tip of the iceberg.Meanwhile, the suppression of the Local Government Commission (LGC) by the Government via Bulkan’s Ministry continues unrestrained. The appointed Commissioners are complaining bitterly about the Minister’s deliberate efforts to frustrate and hinder the work of the Commission. It is unacceptable that this vital Commission which has the mandate of supervision and monitoring all of the Councils in the municipalities, regions, NDCs and villages; still cannot be properly staffed, housed and provided with adequate transportation.Under the circumstances, it is incumbent that Minister Bulkan and the APNU/AFC coalition Government must let this nation know, what happened to all the monies that were allocated to the Local Government Commission in the National Budgets for the year 2016, 2017 and now 2018. It is an indictment on the Government that Commissioners are being informed that they may find ‘abode’ in the so called ‘Conference room’, to have meetings and discussions on topical issues bothering the residents within Local Authority Areas. Certainly, the conference room of another public entity cannot suffice when there are several meeting planned for the day at the particular time, considering that there are eight Commissioners. Additionally, Meetings with the public individually on separate matters would also be affected.Sources have also informed that the strategy is to stymie the functions of the Commission.One bitter Commissioner informed me that they are receiving a token for telephone calls they make in relation to the Commissions work, using their personal phones. That at the meetings of the LGC, only a bottle of water is provided to the members. The situation is disheartening, and one characterised wicked vindictiveness personified. This APNU/AFC-led approach to local governance has created Town Clerks so notorious, it seems that they are not answerable and accountable to no one or authority. The despicable behaviour of the Town Clerk at the Georgetown Municipality is an apt example.All and sundry must hold the Government accountable for their continued party paramountcy approach, which would ultimate lead to significant imbalances and underdevelopment. We call on the President to take positive steps to remedy the fractured Local Government system. We demand support for the Local Government Commission now.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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Driver runs red light causing crash in Dawson Creek

first_imgBoth the van’s passenger and the driver of the Jeep were treated at the Dawson Creek and District Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. One driver has been issued a traffic ticket for running a red light at an intersection, although which driver is not being released. Sergeant Scott West of the Dawson Creek RCMP is pleading with drivers to slow down and stop at yellow lights, as the city’s most serious collisions involve people not stopping for a yellow or red light. – Advertisement -“Rushing and proceeding through yellow and red lights can have tragic consequences,” he argues. “Is what ever you are late for worth sending some one to the hospital or worse? Please stop.” He adds that speeding up to make it through a light can lead to criminal charges if there is a collision, including criminal negligence causing bodily harm or death or dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Shock Man United raid on Arsenal, Bundesliga striker snub and more gossip

first_imgArsenal may have landed one transfer this summer but Jamie Vardy’s transfer snub means more plotting must be done.Arsene Wenger, currently casting his eyes of Euro 2016 participants in France is, quite apparently, on the hunt for a hotshot.Whoever Wenger wants, though, he’ll have to work his magic to convince them the Emirates is the perfect place to continue their careers.So, who are the latest players to be linked with a move to London? Click the right arrow above to see the current Arsenal transfer rumours… Sadio Mane (Southampton) – Following Jamie Vardy’s snub, Arsene Wenger is looking at more options as he attempts to bolster his frontline at the Emirates. One target is, according to the Daily Mail, Saints star Mane who he has followed since his time at Red Bull Salzburg. His £35m price-tag could put suitors like Arsenal off, though. 6 Marquinhos Cipriano (Sao Paulo) – According to ESPN Brazil, Arsenal have made contact with the player’s representatives as they look to tempt the 17-year-old to England. Juventus are also keen on the attacking midfielder who has scored 14 time in 12 matches for the club’s Under-17 side. He reportedly has a release clause of £24m should the Gunners wish to continue with a transfer. 6 Aaron Ramsey – If Manchester United fail to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan there is likely to be a shock move on the cards from the Red Devils. The Sun are reporting Jose Mourinho is ready to incur the wrath of rival Arsene Wenger by bidding for £50m-rated Ramsey, who is currently starring at Euro 2016 with Wales. Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) – As his Euro 2016 campaign for Spain continues, so does talk about a move away from the club who just bought him back from Juventus for £25m. Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United are all interested in the striker, and his agent Juanma Lopez has revealed the player will talk to Zinedine Zidane first before there is any decision over his future. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – Click the right arrow above to find out the latest Arsenal transfer rumours… – Arsenal, along with Atletico Madrid and Manchester United have been dealt a blow with the news the Gabonese ace is set to sign a new deal with the Bundesliga giants. His contract will have a significant pay rise and be extended to 2020. Douglas Santos (Atletico Mineiro) – The Brazilian 22-year-old is being linked with a move to Europe and, according to Hoje Em Dia in his homeland, the Gunners and Barcelona are both interested in signing the left-back. It’s believed he would cost around £7.7m. 6 6 6 6last_img read more

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€33k CEADAITHE DO MHUINTEARAS TEO AG AN AIRE STÁIT McHUGH

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh€33,480 ceadaithe do Mhuintearas Teo., Co Dhún na nGall ag an Aire Stáit McHughD’fhógair an tAire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh T.D., inniu go bhfuil deontas de €33,480 ceadaithe aige do Mhuintearas Teo., Gaoth Dobhair, Co Dhún na nGall, chun veain a cheannach. Beidh an veain seo á húsáid ag Naíolann Ghaoth Dobhair agus eagrais eile sa cheantar a chuidíonn le cur chun cinn na Gaeilge.Ag fógairt an deontais seo, dúirt an tAire Stáit McHugh, “Tá obair ar dóigh á déanamh ag Muintearas agus Naíolann Ghaoth Dobhair i gcur chun cinn na Gaeilge, go háirithe i measc an aois óig agus fosta tríd an tacaíocht a chuireann siad ar fáil do theaghlaigh Gaeltachta atá ag tógáil clainne trí Ghaeilge. Tá lúcháir orm a bheith in ann an deontas seo a cheadú.”  €33,480 sanctioned for Muintearas Teo., Co. Donegal by Minister of State McHughThe Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D., announced today that he has sanctioned a grant of €33,480 for Muintearas Teo., Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal, to purchase a van. The van will be used by Naíolann Ghaoth Dobhair and other organisations in the area which help to promote the Irish language.Announcing the grant, Minister of State McHugh said “Muintearas and Naíolann Ghaoth Dobhair are doing excellent work in promoting the Irish language, especially among young people and through the support they provide to Gaeltacht families raising their children through Irish. I am delighted to be in a position to sanction this grant.”  €33k CEADAITHE DO MHUINTEARAS TEO AG AN AIRE STÁIT McHUGH was last modified: October 19th, 2015 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:Joe McHughMuintearas Teolast_img read more

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BOOK OF EVIDENCE AGAINST SOLDIER IN EXPLOSIVES CASE ALMOST READY

first_imgA soldier has again appeared in court charged with explosives offences.Irish Soldier Mark Cassidy leaving Letterkenny courthouse. (NWNewspix)The book of evidence against Mark Cassidy is almost ready, Letterkenny District Court heard today Cassidy of Apartment 3, Grianan Vale, Ballyderowen, Burnfoot, is charged with possession of explosives in suspicious circumstances at the same address on February 17th.He is also charged with unauthorised possession of ammunition.He appeared in court but his barrister Peter Nolan said there would be no application for bail.Inspector Goretti Sheridan said the majority of the work in the investigation has been done with the exception of two forensic reports which are awaited from Dublin.Mr Nolan said he could not oppose an extension of the remand in custody adding that it is “quite a complicated case”.The case was adjourned to Harristown District Court on Friday.BOOK OF EVIDENCE AGAINST SOLDIER IN EXPLOSIVES CASE ALMOST READY was last modified: March 24th, 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:BurnfootdonegalexplosivesMARK CASSIDYsoldierlast_img read more

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Gaeil Fhánada: Club calls for members to get ‘vetted’

first_imgThe vetting of our volunteers, coaches, managers and mentors is of critical importance to our club. We would ask all club volunteers to go to the GAA website and begin the process if they haven’t done so already. Follow the link at http://www.gaa.ie/news/vetting/ If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact Fiona Shiels on 0851555645 or Máire Callaghan on 0876710664 who will advise you accordingly.Lotto numbers Drawn were 02, 03, 10, 13, 14. Bonus 06. No jackpot winner. €100 winner Margaret McBride, Fealey, Kerrykeel. €50 Padraic McGeehan, Coolback. Next week’s jackpot is €1250. Come on support your club – If you’re not in, you definitely cannot win. Gaeil Fhánada are now accepting membership for 2017. The deadline for membership is February 28th 2017.Please contact Margaretta regarding renewal on 0868744405 / m_mcconigley@yahoo.com.We would like to remind all our players that nobody is covered to train or play until membership has been paid and we would urge them to complete membership at their earliest convenience.Ba Mhaith Linn Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise a ghabhail daoibh go léir. Coinnigh Slan Sabháilte! Gaeil Fhánada: Club calls for members to get ‘vetted’ was last modified: December 21st, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Star hailed as ‘one of the best in the world’ after saving Spurs against West Ham

first_img Lloris produced a spectacular late save to deny West Ham After being arrested for drink driving in August, the 31-year-old showed exactly why he is so highly regarded with two fantastic saves to deny Hammers striker Marko Arnautovic late on during their Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon.Thanks to Lloris, Erik Lamela’s goal just before half time proved to the difference as Spurs hung on to win 1-0 and claim three points and bragging points in the London derby.And Trippier was quick to heap praise on the keeper for his heroics.“Hugo is, for me, one of the best in the world” he told talkSPORT after the clash. 2 2 Kieran Trippier hailed Tottenham Hotspur teammate Hugo Lloris as ‘one of the best in the world’ after making several crucial saves to deny West Ham United at the London Stadium.The France skipper helped his country to win the World Cup in Russia over the summer, but has been in and out of the side in the Premier League due to injuries and disciplinary issues. “You see him year after year the amount he saves us and the amount of points he saves us.“Today was no different, I thought he was outstanding and obviously so were the whole team.“But [he made] crucial saves.” The France skipper saves well at the feet of Arnautovic again last_img read more

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