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Empowering Youth through Education and Sports

first_imgA former US Collegiate soccer player, Octawie Tah has launched a youth sports academy, aimed at training and teaching children from ages 8 – 14 years, to reach their potential in sports, including education as well as providing them with confidence, promoting peace and teamwork.The NationOne Sports Academy, with the vision is under the motto: “We are who we are.”According to Tah, the NationOne Academy is a non-profit organization (NGO) whose mission is to provide Liberian youth the chance to attend school and extend their education – a chance they may not have otherwise. He said recruitment for the children would be done soon all over the country, including villages where the level of education is not high. National Director J. Melton N. Yoko and Chairman Rev. Samuel Enders in separate remarks said the academy cost about US$190,000 and would be erected with staff and guest facilitators.“Once admitted to the program, these special students will live at the NationOne facility where the staffs will able to care for them. We will help every aspect along the way and teach them life skills in the classroom and on the field,” Yoko said.He added: “NationOne Academy is being established in Liberia to discover and nurture future role models. We provide young, talented Liberians the opportunity to achieve their potential and the capability to claim a better future. The Academy will focus on the development of student athletes through education, sports and character development.”Rev. Enders said: “The objective is to develop high performance student athletes, capable of building successful careers as a professional. We aim to develop student athletes with good education and sound character. We believe our graduates will be Liberia’s future.”President Tah indicated: “With the help of foreign partners and our own people, including the government we will provide a balanced education guided by the objective of developing critical, engaging minds, capable of achieving academic success and understanding its application to life beyond classroom.”Tah added: “We will deliver a combination of local and international curriculum, with a range of cores subjects, including English, Math, Science, French, Development Studies, PE and History as well as provide a graduate pathway for students with strong academic potential to have the opportunity to further their education.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bonds’ future hinges on health

first_img“That’s the hardest part for us,” he said. “We don’t get as much time off.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Opening day is still three weeks away and Barry Bonds already is talking about 2008. Asked Monday whether he’d like to play next season if he’s still healthy, Bonds responded, “Sure.” Bonds hedged a bit later in the interview, but it’s clear he’s not quite ready to step away. He said it took until August for him to feel he was back in baseball shape last year and that his improved health has put him in a better frame of mind. “When you feel better, your mood is better,” he said. “The last couple of years it wasn’t happening.” Along with his balky knee, Bonds was dogged in spring training last year by allegations of steroid use in the book “Game of Shadows.” Then in April, it was revealed that a grand jury was investigating him for possible perjury regarding his testimony in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative scandal. Bonds said he’d like to keep playing as long as he’s healthy but added that it’s getting harder and harder to do the work it takes each off-season. He said unlike Roger Clemens, who is mulling whether to come back for another partial season this year, a hitter can’t join a team in the middle of the season. center_img “Let me get through ’07 first,” he said. “If I’m healthy, I’d consider coming back.” Bonds said he feels “100 percent” better than he did last spring, when he was coming back from three operations on his right knee. He is moving better than he did at this time last year and played for the fourth consecutive day Monday against the Chicago Cubs. last_img read more

Fans return 1,000 tickets as Champions League price hikes spell misery

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid and Liverpool are meeting in the Champions League final in Kiev © AFP/File / Fabrice COFFRINIKIEV, Ukraine, May 24 – Real Madrid fans have returned 1,000 tickets for Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool as spiralling accommodation and travel costs deter supporters from travelling to Kiev.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the tickets could not be resold to Liverpool fans for security reasons but they would instead be put on sale for local fans in the Ukrainian capital. As anger mounts over the rocketing prices and cancelled bookings — with some hotels charging up to 100 times their standard rates — Liverpool said they had complained to the “highest levels” of European football’s governing body.Ukrainian UEFA vice-president Grigoriy Surkis criticised the behaviour of hotel owners looking to make a quick buck for the clash between the two European giants, who have won the competition 17 times between them.“I am not disappointed, I am furious,” he told AFP. “I think it is a disgrace for the capital, where individual hotel owners did not give everyone a chance to come here by raising the prices not ten-fold, the way it happens in other cities, but nearly a hundredfold.”Around 1,000 Liverpool fans also face the prospect of being stranded in England after a number of charter flights were cancelled due to a disagreement between a travel company and aviation authorities in Kiev over the size of the aircraft.Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore said he was still hopeful a “favourable solution” can be reached to help those left behind.However, Moore criticised the infrastructure in Kiev, which hosted the Euro 2012 final, as not fit for purpose.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin speaks in Kiev on May 24, 2018 © AFP / GENYA SAVILOV“They just don’t have the airport infrastructure and the hotel capacity to cope with an event of this size and there isn’t another major city within real hitting distance of it,” he told the Liverpool Echo newspaper.“It’s not only affected Liverpool fans but Real Madrid fans too. There will be lessons learned from this. Rest assured, I’ve raised this at the highest levels of UEFA.”The decision to award the final to Kiev was made before Ceferin’s election as president in 2016 and the Slovenian has already reintroduced a tender process with evaluation reports on cities bidding for finals.Istanbul’s 76,000-capacity Ataturk Olympic Stadium was named as the host for the 2020 final on Thursday, while next season’s final will take place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano.Ceferin admitted that the black market for tickets was a big problem, with each club originally allocated 16,626 tickets despite worldwide fanbases.According to UEFA, Kiev’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium has a capacity of 63,000 for the game.“We cancelled the tickets that were on the black market but the thing is I am not sure if it is possible to completely prevent it, but we are trying to do as much as possible,” he said.– Fans’ plight –Liverpool head of club and supporter liaison Tony Barrett said he sympathised with fans over their plight.“For those of you who get to Kiev, I hope it’s worth every penny and every ounce of effort that you have put in,” he tweeted.“For those who don’t — and there are already far too many in this position — I apologise for not being able to help you. Football without fans is nothing.”Real Madrid fan Marcos Sanchez secured accommodation well in advance but his bookings were cancelled and prices skyrocketed.Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane (left) and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will pit their wits against each other in the Champions League final © AFP/File / Gabriel BOUYS, Glyn KIRK“Everything has been a nightmare,” he said. “I have reported it on social networks and Ukrainian journalists have even called me because it gives a bad image for the city and the country.“People have created a Facebook group offering their houses in Kiev for free and it works brilliantly, it´s genuine.”Spanish fan groups have organised accommodation outside Ukraine as well as in Kiev and many fans are flying straight in and out.Nabil Alturek, president of fan group Pena Capote Y Montera, said two groups were travelling. One will sleep in Warsaw one night and Kiev the next before returning to Warsaw and the other will spend the night at the airport in the Ukraine capital.“It was cheap because we booked a long time ago,” he said. “We were shocked by the cancellations, but we were lucky, we paid 40 or 50 euros per person” at the hotel in Kiev.But Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko, the former world heavyweight boxing champion, gave a robust response about the situation in the city.“The fact that prices are going up before a major event, this happens in other places besides Kiev,” he said. “This is world practice. The city cannot regulate business — these are the laws of the market.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Judge tosses NYC calorie-count law

first_imgMENUS: Decision notes that the rules could become legal if extended beyond fast-food restaurants. By Larry Neumeister THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – A judge struck down a New York City rule Tuesday that required fast-food restaurants to post calorie counts on their menus, but he suggested that expanding the rule to include more restaurants could make it legal. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Holwell said he determined the rule conflicted with federal law. Businesses had claimed that their First Amendment rights were violated by the rule, described as the first of its kind in the nation, but Holwell said he reached his decision without needing to address those claims. The city had targeted national fast-food chains by applying the law only to those that served standardized portion sizes and that were already making calorie information available as of March 1. Holwell said the city rule conflicted with federal law, which already described how restaurants should post nutritional information if they chose to do so. He said the city rule would not seem to conflict with federal law if it were mandatory both for restaurants that had posted nutritional information and for those that had not. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the city was considering all its options. “The actions of these restaurants will deprive consumers of important information for a few months, but we are confident that calorie labeling can be legally mandated by the city and will help New Yorkers be better informed and make healthier choices,” department spokeswoman Sara Markt said. She accused the restaurants of being “so ashamed of what they are serving that they would rather go to court than post calorie information where their customers can actually use it.” Rick Sampson, president of the New York State Restaurant Association, which challenged the rule in court, called the ruling a “major victory for everyone who enjoys New York’s world-class restaurant scene.” He said it “strikes a blow against big government trying to tell us what we can or cannot eat.” 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

PRO CALENDAR

first_img7 p.m.San Diego at DodgersPrime980, 1330 WNBA Playoffs 5:30 p.m.Finals, Game 4: Detroit at PhoenixESPN2 College Football 4:30 p.m.West Virginia at MarylandESPN ON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Baseball 4 p.m.Angels at BaltimoreFSN710, 830 4:30 p.m.Texas Southern at Jackson StateESPNU Golf 4 a.m.PGA European Mercedes-Benz Champ.Golf 10 a.m.PGA The Tour ChampionshipGolf Hockey 7 p.m.Preseason: Kings at Ducks1150 Women’s World Cup Soccer 2 a.m.Group B: U.S. vs. Sweden (Friday)ESPN 2 a.m.Group A: Argentina vs. Japan (Friday)ESPN2 Soccer 4 p.m.S. American Cup: Tacuary vs. DefensorFSE 6:30 p.m.S. American Cup: Nacional vs. MillonariosFSE 8 p.m.MLS: Galaxy at Chivas USAESPN21020 1700, 830 College Soccer 5 p.m.Women: Iona at ColgateFSC Horse Racing 3 p.m.Trackside Live: FairplexPrime Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. TV INDEX: CBS (Ch. 2); NBC (Ch. 4); KTLA (Ch. 5); ABC (Ch. 7); KCAL (Ch. 9); Fox (Ch. 11); KCOP (Ch. 13); KSCI (Ch. 18); KWHY (Ch. 22); KVMD (Ch. 23); KPXN (Ch. 30); KMEX (Ch. 34); KFTR (Ch. 46); KVEA (Ch. 52); KAZA (Ch. 54); KDOC (Ch. 56); KJLA (Ch. 57); KLCS (Ch. 58); CSTV (College Sports Television); ESPNC (ESPN Classic); FSC (Fox Soccer Channel); FSE (Fox Sports En Espa ol); FSN (Fox Sports Net West); Golf (Golf Channel); NFL (NFL Network); Prime (Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket); SC (Speed Channel); Show (Showtime); Tennis (Tennis Channel); TNT (Turner Network Television). RADIO INDEX: XSUR (540 AM); KLAC (570 AM); KRLH (590 AM); KOGO (600 AM); KIRN (670 AM); XTRA (690 AM); KSPN (710 AM); KLAA (830 AM); KIIS (850 AM); KRLA (870 AM); KFWB (980 AM); KTNQ (1020 AM); KNX (1070 AM); XPRS (1090 AM); KDIS (1110 AM); KSDP (1130 AM); KTLK (1150 AM); KXMX (1190 AM); KWKU (1220 AM); KKGO (1260 AM); KWKW (1330 AM); KPOP (1360 AM); KSPA (1510 AM); CASH (1700 AM); KLSX (97.1 FM). ——— Home games ——— Away games160Want 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

LEAK CAUSES MORE FLOOD DAMAGE AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL

first_imgAnother ‘flood’ has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital.Letterkenny General Hospital – another water leak.The HSE has this evening confirmed the incident at the Clinical Engineering Room and the kitchen construction site took place on Monday last.It is understood the ‘flood’ was as a result of a rainwater leak. Both ceilings and plasterboard were badly damaged and had to be replaced.It is not known at this stage what cost has been put on the damage but Donegal Daily understands it runs into thousands of euro.The HSE has said that the incident is the responsibility of the contractor.A spokesman for the communication company for the HSE confirmed “A rainwater leak occurred at the junction of the recently completed Clinical Engineering Room and the kitchen construction site on Monday evening. Ceilings and plasterboard were damaged and had to be replaced. The area will have to be redecorated and cleaned. “The Contractor for the kitchen contract, who is responsible for the damage, is carrying out remedial works at the moment. The room will be ready for occupation again on Friday morning.”The leak is the latest in a line of incidents at the hospital.In the summer of 2013, a massive flood at the hospital has cost up to €40million.Another smaller flood took place this summer when rainwater came gushing down surrounding fields into the Accident and Emergency Department. LEAK CAUSES MORE FLOOD DAMAGE AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: December 5th, 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:donegalfloodLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

DONEGAL AIRPORT VOTED IN TOP 10 MOST SCENIC AIRPORTS IN WORLD

first_imgDonegal Airport has been voted one of the world’s top 10 scenic airports for 2016.Private jet booking service PrivateFly has announced the results of its poll, which surveyed global travellers as well as travel industry experts.And while Malta International Airport topped the poll, our own Donegal Airport came in at number 7. Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly and an experienced pilot, added: “Malta received the highest number of votes overall this time, but Donegal is a worthy new entrant to the list, with a landing that offers travellers an unforgettable introduction to Ireland’s world class natural beauty.”The full top 10 is as follows:Malta International Airport, MaltaNice Cote D’Azur Airport, FranceQueenstown Airport, New ZealandBarra Airport, Scotland, UKSaba Airport (Juancho E Yrausquin), CaribbeanBilly Bishop Toronto City Airport, CanadaDonegal Airport, IrelandSt Maarten Airport (Princess Juliana International), CaribbeanLos Angeles International Airport, USALondon City Airport, UKDONEGAL AIRPORT VOTED IN TOP 10 MOST SCENIC AIRPORTS IN WORLD was last modified: April 20th, 2016 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:Donegal Airportscenictop 10last_img read more

DDTV: SEE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN PAT SPILLANE MEETS DONEGAL FANS AT CROKER

first_imgDDTV: He has been our most ardent critic – so when Pat Spillane bumped into some Donegal supporters after yesterday’s match,  you can imagine the reaction.Donegal Daily reader Hugh McMonagle was there…to capture it on video!Great craic altogether.  DDTV: SEE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN PAT SPILLANE MEETS DONEGAL FANS AT CROKER was last modified: August 27th, 2012 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:DDTV: SEE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN PAT SPILLANE MEETS DONEGAL FANS AT CROKERlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUB SEND OUT SOS FOR U17 PLAYERS

first_imgLetterkenny Rugby Club has sent out an SOS to Under 17 players.Experience is not a necessity and top coaching will be given at the club’s ground at The Glebe.The Under 17s enjoy a comprehensive fixture list with both home and away games. Boys born between January 1st 1996 and June 30th, 1997 qualify.The first training session takes place next Wednesday, October 10th at 6.30pm.For all further details contact Ciaran O’Dowd on 086 1615090 or email paulferry@hotmail.com.  LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUB SEND OUT SOS FOR U17 PLAYERS was last modified: October 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Letterkenny Rovers: Thoughts turning to 2017 after a memorable year

first_imgWith the Xmas period in full swing thoughts are already turning to 2017 and the seniors will recommence their League campaign when welcoming Fanad Utd on Sunday January 8th.Mini Lotto Numbers drawn were 5-6-21 and 24. We had 5 match three winners and they receive €15 each. Lucky winners were Linda Conaghan, Pauric Ryan Mary G Toland, Margaret Dowling, Paul Gallagher. Next week’s jackpot is €4775.The club says a fond farewell to 2016 with the trip to the Aviva for the Intermediate cup final  being the undoubted highlight and we would like to wish all our players, coaches,committee, sponsors, supporters, lotto players and bingo patrons and their families  a very happy and prosperous New Year.Bingo continues in the Station House Hotel on Thursday evenings at 830pm with this weeks snowball €1650 on 45 numbers or less. All support would be appreciated.Letterkenny Rovers: Thoughts turning to 2017 after a memorable year was last modified: December 27th, 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) Tags:Letterkenny Roverslast_img read more