Vardy ties record; City, Arsenal lose

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): Jamie Vardy tied the English Premier League record for scoring in consecutive games to help Leicester City climb surprisingly to the top of the standings yesterday when English football paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. The England international’s goal, which set Leicester on its way to a 3-0 win at Newcastle, meant he has scored in 10 straight matches – a feat Ruud van Nistelrooy also achieved for Manchester United across two seasons in 2003. Leicester only narrowly avoided relegation after a sensational finish to last season, but are upstaging England’s major powers after 13 games of this campaign. Manchester City and Arsenal, who started the weekend tied for points at the top, both lost and were also overtaken by Manchester United, which needed a 90th-minute own goal to beat Watford 2-1. City conceded three goals in the opening 32 minutes and lost 4-1 at home to Liverpool, and Arsenal lost 2-1 at West Bromwich Albion, with Santi Cazorla missing a late penalty to tie the game. Chelsea beat Norwich 1-0, thanks to Diego Costa’s second-half goal, ending the champions’ three-game losing run and easing some pressure on manager Jose Mourinho. The French national anthem was played before all eight Premier League games to honour the 130 people killed in the Paris attacks, with England’s top division resuming after the international break amid tightened security. Vardy picked up where he left off two weeks ago, shrugging off an injury that forced him to withdraw from England duty last week to score in first-half injury time with a low shot inside the near post. Vardy’s scoring run began against Bournemouth on August 29 and the hard-working striker can break Van Nistelrooy’s record by scoring against Man United in what is now a top-of-the-table match next weekend. “I’ve managed to get there, let’s see what happens next week,” said Vardy, who was sent a good-luck tweet by Van Nistelrooy ahead of the match. He was playing non-league football only four seasons ago, but is currently the top scorer in the Premier League with 13 goals and reportedly attracting lots of interest from top clubs. Leicester have only lost one league game this season under new coach Claudio Ranieri, who took over in the summer after the team won seven of their last nine games last season to survive. COACH PROUD “I’m very proud because the players play like a team, suffer, run and play good football,” Ranieri said. In a stunning first-half display of high pressing and livewire attacking, Liverpool cruised into a 3-0 through Eliaquim Mangala’s own goal and goals by Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. Fit-again Sergio Aguero replied in the 44th for City, but Martin Skrtel’s 81st-minute volley clinched a very impressive win for Liverpool and their new manager, Juergen Klopp. Watford striker Troy Deeney scored a 90th-minute own goal, soon after converting an equalising penalty, to gift Man United victory at Vicarage Road. Netherlands winger Memphis Depay – playing as an emergency forward to solve the side’s striker shortage – put United in front in the 11th minute. Also, Everton beat Aston Villa 4-0 courtesy of doubles from Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku, who became the fifth player – after Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo – to reach 50 top-flight goals before the age of 23. Stoke beat Southampton 1-0 away and Swansea rallied from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Bournemouth.last_img read more

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Lepers Complain of Neglect in Bong

first_imgLepers at the Suakoko Lepers Colony few yards from Phebe Hospital in Bong County are complaining of being neglected by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Government of Liberia.In an interview with this paper on Wednesday February 12, the lepers said since the colony was constructed by the late President William V. S. Tubman in 1955 there has been no renovation on the existing structures.  The lepers told this reporter that most of the buildings are falling apart as the result of age. They stressed that they faced extreme difficulty during the raining season where they have to place buckets and dishes in the houses in order to stop the rain from soaking their straw beds.On the question of how they feed themselves, the lepers whispered that they have survived through the sale of potato greens and cassava leaf in order for them and their grand children to survive.“We used to eat two times daily with regular medical services during the reign of Presidents William V. S. Tubman, William R. Tolbert and Samuel K. Doe but everything has been cut off,” old lady Mamie Kpatawee emphasizedThe lepers, taking into account, what our correspondent saw, are living in deplorable conditions as they lack basic social amenities such as water, electricity, education and quality health care.Our correspondent said the only stream in the community is what the lepers use for drinking, bathing and cooking.The lepers thanked Mr. Eric Hanson, an American missionary, for constructing them three pit latrines in the colony and the Episcopal Church in Liberia for providing them foods, clothing and cooking utensils.They also extolled the Cuttington University Service Learning Program for constructing them additional two pit latrines with bathroom.The lepers also thanked Mr. Amara Zubah of the Phebe Hospital for providing them free medical services.   “People from the families of those who have suffered with leprosy may have no impairment themselves, but their association with someone with the disease taints their life,” Mr. Zubah told this paper. Effective treatment has done a considerable amount to diminish the threat of leprosy and thus to reduce stigma; in the past, leprosy was viewed as a severely stigmatizing condition that progressively devalued and marginalized the affected persons. The disease, and the stigma and social exclusion that so often attach to it, persist in many places, particularly in Liberia, Mr. Zubah accentuated.“Indeed, leprosy has become a stereotype of a stigmatized condition; if someone talks of a person being like a leper; we know immediately that the person is being shunned and is being excluded in some way from society” the Medical practitioner concluded.The lepers explained that their children and grandchildren made farms for them for sustainability.It was observed by this paper that the lepers are using the cafeteria as school for the more than 150 school going siblings in the colony.This paper was also informed that there are more than 200 lepers currently living in the lepers’ colony.In a passionate appeal the lepers called on the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the international community and the government of Liberia to provide them with foods, clothing, hand pumps and medical services.They said the colony lacks hand pump thereby limiting them to rely on stream for drinking and bathing.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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Harwene Tyee, Former Telecom Executive, Dies

first_img-Former Deputy, Actg. Managing Director, Telecom; Member, BWI Class of ‘59The death is announced of Mr. Harwene Tyee, former Deputy Managing Director of the Liberia Telecommunication (LIBTELCO), and a member of the Class of 1959 of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI).This sad event occurred on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at his Fanti Town, Matadi, Monrovia residence. He was 77. Born in Bortiken, Potupo District, then in Maryland, now River Gee County, on February 14, 1941, to the union of Mr. Tyee Tarty and his wife, Madam Jarju Tyee.Harwene commenced his education in Pleebo, where he completed the eighth grade before entering the Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute. He was one of the 18 Marylanders that arrived on the BWI campus in February 1956 to do their technical and vocational training. He then joined four other BWI classmates to enter Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University) in February 1960, where he studied Science. Leaving Cuttington before graduation, Harwene, like his BWI classmate Winston Gibson of Harper, Cape Palmas, traveled to the United States and studied Electronics and Communications. Both Harwene and Winston went on to become telecommunication engineers, trained in the USA. Harwene obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from the New York Institute of Technology in 1980. After receiving numerous Certificates in telecommunication from the United States Telecommunication Training Institute (USTI), Harwene traveled to the United Kingdom and entered Bail Brock College, where he received another Diploma in Telecommunication.In 1980, he was appointed by the TRT Corporation of New York City as technical supervisor, responsible for the installation and repair and modernization of all telecom equipment.Returning to Liberia in 1982, Harwene was employed at the Liberia Telecommunication Corporation and later served as manager of the Transmission Department.In 1991, he was appointed deputy managing director for Rural Telecommunication Services. In 1992, he completed a booklet outlining the requirements for the various cities, towns and villages. The Booklet was submitted to the LTC Board.In 1994-1995, he served as LTC Acting Managing Director, during which time he resolved the corporation’s personnel and technical problems, and revised the salary scale. In 1995, he was appointed deputy managing director for Administration and Rural Telecommunication.In 2006 to 2007, he helped create the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA), which became the sole authority to regulate Liberia, issuing telecom operations licenses, frequency assignments and spectrum management.Mr. Tyee was later appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to the LTA Board, but later removed for unexplained reasons.Harwene Tyee was among 15 members of the BWI Class of ’59 who, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their graduation from BWI in 1959, built a monument on the BWI campus in memory of the celebrated Liberian artist and sculptor, R. Vanjah Richards, who first taught the Class arts and crafts in 1956. And though no one in the class majored in art or sculpture, they went on to many other professions, including Engineering, entrepreneurial undertakings, Journalism and Law, yet the Class decided, with the cooperation and support of then BWI Principal Mulbah Jackolie, to erect a magnificent monument on campus in Vanjah Richards’ memory. The aim of erecting the monument was three-fold — first, to restore the dignity of Mr. Richards and his family.Mr. Richards was beheaded, along with many others at his home in Clay Ashland, Montserrado County in June, 1990, by forces loyal to President Samuel K. Doe. The second objective of the monument was to engage the BWI administration to reintroduce arts and crafts in the BWI curriculum, and later, to develop at BWI the R. Vanjah Richards School of Art, Sculpture and the Performing Arts.The R. Vanjah Richards Monument is said to be the most historically rich among the many monuments on the BWI campus. Every Liberian needs to go and see that monument.Mr. Harwene Tyee leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Mrs. Gbarlee Tyee, 15 children, nine grandchildren, two great grand, three brothers, Reverend Pijili Tarty Tyee, Nyu Tyee and Nimley Tyee; two sisters, Ceaty Tyee and Lucy Tyee; many other relatives.According to a family spokesman, on Friday, December 14, 2018, the body will be removed from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Home and taken to the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Martadi Fanti Town, for a night of wake keeping. On very early Saturday, December 15, the body will be taken to his home town in Bortiken, Potupo District, River Gee County, where the funeral service will take place at the Bortiken Lutheran Church, beginning at two o’clock p.m. followed by interment.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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Accused to settle with victim’s family – lawyer

first_imgNew Year’s Day Accident at Meer ZorgenThe family of the late Aslam Baksh of Old Road, La Grange, West Bank Demerara has opted to settle with the defendant, Vijay Bidoor, following Baksh’s demise by road accident on January 1, 2018.Aslam Baksh, the deceased wash bay attendantAslam Baksh, the deceased wash bay attendantAt a recent appearance at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, the charge was re-read and Bidoor entered a not-guilty plea on allegations that he had driven motor car HB 1505 in a dangerous manner on January 1, 2018, thereby causing the death of Baksh on the Meer Zorgen public road, WBD.Bidoor’s attorney, Melvin Duke, informed the court there is “an agreement in place with relatives”, and Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool gave the prosecution time to send the matter for advice.The 24-year-old Aslam Baksh was the first road fatality for 2018. The only son of his parents, Baksh died just a few metres away from his home.Police had noted that the wash bay attendant died following a two car smash-up at Meer-Zorgen, at around 02:15h on New Year’s Day. Investigations had revealed that the dead man was a passenger of the motorcar driven by 42-year-old Bidoor of Goed Fortuin, WBD.Amanda Rickyram, 28, of Unity Street, La Grange, WBD; Gobin Dannyram, 29, of 225 Goed Fortuin; and Diana Chand, 19, of Cemetery Road, Georgetown, had all been passengers in the same car, proceeding south along the Meer-Zorgen Public Road when the hire car, proceeding in the opposite direction, drove into their path and collided with them.They reportedly had sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, and were later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where Baksh succumbed while receiving medical attention.The dead man’s father, Karim Baksh, had told Guyana Times that Aslam sustained severe head injuries, along with a broken nose and jaw, and half of his tongue had been severed.“He got head injuries. He broke his nose, jaw, tongue cut out, lost all his teeth, and his brain damaged. He was semi-conscious when we see he, and lil bit after we see he, them tell we that he dead,” the elderly man had told this publication in January.The matter continues at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on May 3.last_img read more

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Klopp hails ‘perfect’ Liverpool Champions League display

first_img0Shares0000High five: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after Liverpool demolish Porto 5-0 in the Champions League © AFP / Francisco LEONGPORTO, Portugal, Feb 15 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised hat-trick hero Sadio Mane and his side’s “perfect” performance after they all but booked their place in the Champions League last eight on Wednesday by thumping Porto.The five-time champions romped to a 5-0 victory at the Portuguese league leaders, and when asked if Liverpool had put in a perfect performance, Klopp told BT Sport: “Yes. You could say that of course. “It was very professional, very mature in the right moments, very aggressive, good defending, good counter-attacking, keeping the ball, moving them around.“In this game it was possible, usually it’s not that easy.”In one of Liverpool’s best away displays since Klopp took over in October 2015, Mohamed Salah grabbed his 30th goal of the season and Roberto Firmino moved second in this season’s Champions League goalscoring charts behind Cristiano Ronaldo with his seventh of the tournament proper.The German coach hailed his star forwards’ determination, after his team pressed an outclassed Porto into submission.“At half-time I said, ‘the situation of the first half even when we were 2-0 up was when Mo Salah won the ball back in the centre of the park’,” Klopp added.“That’s what you need in a game like this, a competition like this.“I saw a lot of fantastic performances tonight, a result like this is only possible if they are all spot on.”Liverpool were a threat all over the pitch, with Andrew Robertson impressing again at left-back and midfielder James Milner’s tireless running adding to the dynamism of the front three.“I think Robertson played an outstanding game, finally he found his crosses, I thought they were in Scotland or somewhere,” Klopp said.“Of course Sadio is man of the match but Roberto Firmino’s work rate was outstanding again.”Mane is just the second Liverpool player to score a Champions League hat-trick away from home, following in the footsteps of Michael Owen, who did it twice.“The most important thing is that we played as a team, and we did that, we played great football and we created a lot of chances,” said the Senegalese international.“Which was the best goal? The third one pleased me the most because it was a nice strike.”For Porto, this was an unexpectedly poor performance after a renaissance this season under former Portugal midfielder Sergio Conceicao.“We didn’t have a good day against very strong, efficient opponents who were able to score at key moments,” admitted the 43-year-old.“Our mistakes led to Liverpool goals. We were too passive, usually we are better in the duels.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Barcelona sign Dani Alves replacement – good news for Manchester United?

first_imgDani Alves has moved a step closer to the exit door after Barcelona completed the signing of Aleix Vidal.The 25-year-old has joined the Spanish champions from Sevilla on a five-year deal after they splashed out £16m for his signature.Due to the club’s transfer ban, the right-back cannot play until January 2016, but his arrival appears to have paved the way for fellow defender Alves to leave.The Brazilian’s contract expires at the end of June and he has been unable to agree fresh terms with Barcelona.United have been linked with a move for the 32-year-old, while AC Milan are also keen.And both have now been given a boost in their pursuit with Barca signing the ideal replacement in Vidal. 1 Dani Alves in action for Barcelona last_img

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AND NOW SOME GOOD NEWS…DONEGAL COMPANY ANNOUNCES 25 NEW JOBS

first_imgThe Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper today announced the planned creation of 25 jobs nationwide over the next 18 months.These jobs are being created as a result of the successful establishment of its Classified Ads Online Website, TheDealer.ie – officially launched today.The Dealer “Free Ads” Paper was founded in 1996 by Niall Harding and Eileen Laughlin, to satisfy a specialised advertising need in Donegal, currently employing 29 people, and is one of the largest selling “Free-Ads” papers in Ireland. “Based on the recognition of local businesses’ need to broaden their customers geographically and numerically in order to support their own businesses, The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper continues to improve its services by developing our Classified Ads Online Website, TheDealer.ie,” said Niall Harding, Managing Director of The Dealer “Free Ads” Paper Ltd. and Town.ie.The official launch of TheDealer.ie today will unveil the associated services designed to bring equal opportunity online to the market place for indigenous small to medium sized businesses in Ireland.The national rollout of these services will create 25 new jobs throughout Ireland over the coming 18 months.   AND NOW SOME GOOD NEWS…DONEGAL COMPANY ANNOUNCES 25 NEW JOBS was last modified: January 31st, 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)last_img read more

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HE’S THROUGH! SUPER QUIGLEY TO FIGHT FOR GOLD AFTER BEATING WORLD CHAMPION

first_imgUPDATED: BALLYBOFEY boxer Jason Quigley will fight for gold at the European Championships after beating world champion Evhen Khytrov in Belarus today.The Finn Valley ABC middleweight beat the Ukranian on points to make it another golden day for Irish boxing.“It was the performance of my life and I knew it had to be,” said Jason. “I know that no-one else in this tournament wants this as much as me.”John Joe Nevin and Paddy Barnes have also set their sights on gold medal bouts after winning their semi-finals.Irish fans roared Jason to victory – and he was delighted afterwards as the referee raised his arm to confirm the judges’ scores.The Ukranian refused to leave the ring after the fight, obviously upset at the result in a very tight bout. But Jason walked away with a beaming smile on his face – cheered on by Barnes and Nevin.The judges scored the bout 30-27, 28-29 and 30-27.The win for the 22-year-old was stunning – it was the fight of the day at the tournament in Belarus.It’s the Donegal boxer’s greatest victory to date.He is now guaranteed silver – but will battle for gold this weekend! There will be live coverage on Saturday of Jason’s fight on RTE.HE’S THROUGH! SUPER QUIGLEY TO FIGHT FOR GOLD AFTER BEATING WORLD CHAMPION was last modified: June 7th, 2013 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:HE’S THROUGH! SUPER QUIGLEY TO FIGHT FOR GOLD AFTER BEATING WORLD CHAMPIONlast_img read more

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Bomb blasts kill 6 U.S. Marines in Iraq

first_img Other Shiite clerics have strongly backed the constitution. The border offensive known as Operation Iron Fist ended late Thursday, but a post of coalition forces will remain in the town of Sadah, eight miles from Syria. The stronger coalition presence is an attempt to prevent militants from gaining a foothold and to stop foreign fighters from entering across the border, the military said. It did not specify the nationality of the forces. In the hours before the offensive’s end, a roadside bomb killed two Marines outside Qaim, near Sadah, the military said. Closer to Baghdad – away from the offensives – a roadside blast Thursday killed four Marines in Karmah, outside the city of Fallujah, the military said. The deaths brought to 1,950 the number of U.S. service members who have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Eight days before Iraqis were to approve or reject the draft constitution, most were still waiting for copies of it to read. Distribution began in a few Baghdad neighborhoods, but did not appear to have begun elsewhere. Campaigning has begun in earnest, however, with radio and television running call-in and talk shows on the document, which has strongly divided Iraq’s Shiite majority and Sunni minority. Shiite and Kurdish leaders support the constitution – whose passage the United States is eager to see – while Sunnis denounce it, saying it will split the country. Walls around Baghdad were plastered with posters advertising the referendum. One depicts a white-veiled woman over the slogan “Our dreams are greater than their threats,” seeking to overcome fears of insurgent retaliation attacks against those who vote. In a boost to the pro-constitution side, radical cleric Muqtada al- Sadr – one of the few influential Shiite leaders to speak out against the document – gave his followers approval to vote “yes.” Sadr has said his only reservation is over terms of federalism outlined in the constitution, but that his followers have the freedom to choose, an aide told The Associated Press, adding that the tendency of Sadr’s group is “toward yes.” The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because of political sensitivities surrounding the document. BAGHDAD, Iraq – Bomb blasts killed six Marines as the U.S. military announced Friday that it had completed a major sweep in western Iraq aimed at suppressing al-Qaida militants before next week’s vote on Iraq’s constitution. The military said 50 insurgents were killed in the six-day offensive, launched Oct. 1 in towns near the Syrian border. The operation was the first in a series of major offensives in the past week in the heartland of the Sunni-led insurgency. U.S. forces have swept through the area before – most recently in May – but militants have always returned, bringing in foreigners from Syria and planning attacks to be carried out elsewhere. The military said it will now leave a long-term presence there. The military has said it will wrap up the operations in time for Sunni Arabs in the region to vote in the Oct. 15 referendum, a key concern of Sunni leaders who have threatened a boycott. last_img read more

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NAOMH CONAILL DO THE DOUBLE TO WIN DONEGAL GAELTACHT CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgGAA NEWS: Naomh Conaill GAA club had a very successful Donegal Gaeltacht Championship with both their Men’s Senior side and Ladies Senior team victorious at the competition which was held in Ardara over the weekend.Naomh Conaill defeated hosts Ardara on Sunday and put Gaoth Dobhair to the sword on Bank Holiday Monday.The sides were level at half-time but a superb second-half display from Martin Regan’s side saw them win convincingly in the end. Final score Naomh Conaill 0-21 Gaoth Dobhair 1-06.Earlier in the afternoon, Naomh Conaill ladies defeated Ardara to ensure it was a great day for the Naomh Conaill club.Final score Naomh Conaill 3-07 Ardara 0-07NAOMH CONAILL DO THE DOUBLE TO WIN DONEGAL GAELTACHT CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: May 5th, 2015 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:GAANaomh ConaillnewsSportlast_img read more

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