Africa delivers its Golden Ball today: Mané, Mahrez or Salah

first_imgIn the Gala tonight, in addition to all the winners, some of the greatest legends of African football of all time will also participate. The presence, among others, of Djorkaeff and Mido is expected.The complete list of applicants is as follows:Player of the year:Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)Riyad Mahrez (Algeria and Manchester City)Sadio Mane (Senegal and Liverpool)Player of the year:Ajara Nchout (Cameroon and Valerenga)Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria and Barcelona)Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa and Beijing Phoenix FC)Young Player:Achraf Hakimi (Morocco and Borussia Dortmund)Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria and Villarreal)Victor Osimhen (Nigeria and Lille)Coach of the year:Aliou Cisse (Senegal – Senegal)Djamel Belmadi (Algeria – Algeria)Moïne Chaâbani (Tunisia – Esperance)Women coach of the year:Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon)Desiree Ellis (South Africa)Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)National team of the year:AlgeriaMadagascarSenegalWomen’s national team of the year:CameroonNigeriaSouth Africa Today the Golden Ball of Africa will be known at the Gala that the African confederation celebrates in Murghada (Egypt). From the initial list of 25 players, among which were Achraf Hakimi, the Real Madrid player on loan from Borussia Dortmund, and Thomas Partey, from Atlético, have been the three finalists. The Madrid player is a candidate for the best young man of the year, along with Chukwueze, from Villarreal.On the podium are the star of Manchester City, the Algerian Mahrez, and the Liverpool duo formed by Mane, from Senegal, and the Egyptian Mohamed Salah. The last two have just raised the title of Club World Champions and are the current champions of Europe, as Mahrez led his country, Algeria, in the title of the Cup of Nations of Africa. Among the female Golden Ball candidates The three finalists are Nigerian Asisat Oshoala, Barça player, South African Thembi Kgatlana and Cameroonian Ajara Nchout.In addition to knowing the best player and the best player in Africa today, the name of the best coach of that continent will also be known and the one of the best African team, for which Madagascar, Senegal and Algeria compete, which is the favorite.last_img read more

Journalist Garzeawuu Regrets Incident in Tubmanburg

first_imgLiberian Sport Journalist Moses Garzeawu has expressed contrite feeling for the fighting incident that transpired between him and Liberian Express Newspaper Editor Kpadeh Smith on May 5 in Tubmanburg, Bomi County.Garzeawu admitting to and expressing regret for the incident on May 7, 2014 said he is not known for such a behavior in the public, but was gravely agitated by constant physical attack from Smith, who was heavily under the influence of alcohol.Moses Garzeawu, who also serves as vice president for the Sport Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) said he was extremely offended by his rival when he allegedly assaulted him and wasted the food he (Moses) was eating.According to him, the physical attack couple with preceding attacks on him on the vehicle journalists were travelling on from Bopolu, got him to lose control of his emotions to unethically conduct himself in such a manner.While expressing his regret for the act, Moses, however, dispelled reports that he was “briefly detained” at the police station in Tubmanburg following the incident.He said he was only invited to answer questions when report of fighting between him and Kpadeh reached the police.Although he was kept in the premises of the police for a few hours, he contended that it was not meant for detention but to answer to questions about the incident, arguing that the long time of stay was intended to await the arrival of Kpadeh Smith, who was undergoing medical treatment at the time.He apologized to his media colleagues and the public for the act, vowing to exercise restraint in such a tempting situation and any kind that may come his way.It can be recalled that on May 5 while returning from Bopolu following celebrations of World Press Freedom Day in Gbarpolu County, Journalists Moses Garzeawu and Kpadeh Smith went into bloody fist fight in Tubmanburg when Kpadeh, who was under alcoholic influence allegedly assaulted Moses and wasted his food.The incident drew police attention when Peter Fahn of New Liberia Newspaper took the matter there and Moses was taken to the station.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberia Quarantined?

first_imgSome members of the international community are now closing their respective doors on Ebola-affected, Liberia, as many international airliners suspend flights to Liberia.Since the second wave of Ebola outbreak in the country early July, many international airlines ranging from US-owned Delta to Air France and Kenya Airways, have all suspended service to the West African nation.The latest of them was Liberia’s long standing airline partner, Brussels Airlines which until Tuesday,  August 26, was indefinitely suspended its Liberia flights. Yesterday stranded travelers breathed a great sigh of relief, welcoming the news that the airline would resume flights on Thursday,  August 28.”The Management of Brussels Airlines has the pleasure to inform its esteemed guests that we have resumed flight operations,” a statement from the airliner read. “All passengers originally scheduled to travel on Sunday the 24th and Monday the 25th of August are now rescheduled to fly out of Monrovia on Thursday, the 28th of August.”Passengers are advised to direct any enquiries to the head office of the airline.Monrovia is now left with only two commercial airlines to and from the country. The other, Royal Air Maroc, is basically unable to address Liberia’s “lightly busy” air traffic.Although the Moroccan airline is still flying to and from Monrovia, the North African state is reportedly denying passengers from Monrovia, a piece of information this paper could not independently verify.Brussels’ near departure clearly indicates that the situation is gradually getting worse for the Liberian government and its people, and this latest move by the European nation speaks to the fact that the nation’s economy is being badly hit by the disease, a political analyst said.The suspension of flights to Liberia by other international carriers means that due to Ebola, members of the international community have decided to “quarantine Liberia” in order to prevent the spread of Ebola beyond the Liberia, the political analyst asserted.Even flights from other African nations that frequented Liberia now suspended:Arik Airways – suspended flights indefinitely from July 28Air Ivoire – suspended flights indefinitely from August 11Asky – changed flight routes on 2 AugustBritish Airways – suspended flights until 31 August, 2014, but later suspended flights indefinitelyEagle Airlines – flights suspendedGambia Bird – suspended flights indefinitelyKenya airways – suspended from midnight, Tuesday August 19, no re-initiation date announced.Liberia is only open to the waters and there are a precious few vessels coming to Monrovia currently.Before the Ebola outbreak, Liberia was faced with three consecutive budget shortfalls, leading to what appeared to be a near total collapse of the economy.An economy already affected by revenue downturn is now embattled by the killer disease, Ebola. Over the last two months, the Liberian government has struggled to contain and eradicate the virus; but from all indications, the battle remains an uphill task for the government and its people.Nonetheless, Liberian officials say they had hoped that its African neighbors at the very least would stand in solidarity with them  while taking every precaution to keep their populations safe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ANC Chairman Denies Party Funded ‘Bring Back Our Money’ Protest

first_imgMr. Gould: “ANC has nothing to do with protest, but recognizes the rights of protesters.”Lafayette Gould, chairman of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), has denied a report that the party provided financial support to the organizers of the “Bring Back Our Money” protest.Mr. Gould’s statement is in response to accusations on social media that the party provided funds to the organizers of the demonstration to purchase megaphones and banners.Speaking on the Truth FM morning, Mr. Gould described the accusation as baseless and something that is meant to distract people’s attention from the real issue, which is the alleged missing L$15.5 billion.“We did not fund any protest. Maybe if we had, it could have been larger. We fund no protest, but rather we support the protesters’ right to freedom of assembly. It is lawful to protest and there is no shame in doing that because it is something the constitution allows.“This is not a fight against CDC or the government of President George Weah. Those who are talking about this are the good people, but those who have siphoned the money are the bad people. I’m not sure whether they are more than 10 in numbers.“Let’s stop this blame game. The money in question, L$15.5 billion, is not small money; so let us join our voices together to get the facts surrounding this alleged missing money. We are people that love this government and want it to succeed,” Mr. Gould said.He also distanced the ANC from the protesters’ call for smart sanctions on Liberia, although they agreed with the protesters’ call for an independent investigation.“As a party, we only agreed to support the rights of the protestors and called for an independent investigation, but the party does not have any official position on the protestors’ call for smart sanctions,” Mr. Gould said.On the call for a second protest, he said the party cannot stop Liberians from expressing their dissatisfaction, but they should do it in a peaceful manner.Meanwhile, Mr. Gould has expressed his party’s dissatisfaction over the manner in which the investigation is being handled, without any international experts on the team.“We were happy when we learned that the government has requested for help from our partners to assist with the investigations. But all of a sudden, that is no longer the case. We are not prepared to take anything else,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bartica to get new $27M teachers’ dormitory

first_imgA fourth set of living quarters for teachers is expected to be commissioned in approximately two weeks in the community of Bartica.This was disclosed by acting Regional Education Officer Akbar Chindu.In an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Chindu explained that the $27 million project, which is being monitored by the regional authorities, would benefit the community.Regional Chairman Gordon BradfordCurrently, there are three students’ and teachers’ dormitories in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) located in Bartica, Three Miles and in the Upper Mazaruni. These teachers’ quarters are the fourth to be constructed and will be located next to the Bartica Secondary School. Regional Chairman Gordon Bradford said this was all in an effort to attract certified teachers to the Region.Bradford added that the newly-constructed teachers’ living quarters were expected to have four apartments for teachers and their families and would be fully or semi-furnished.The Regional Chairman further added that approximately $1,294,982 has been allocated in the 2018 Budget for works in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni district’s education sector. Bradford noted that for the development of education, there must be proper infrastructure, and adequate teaching staff; as such, the regional administration was currently working towards that.The education sector has been undergoing an overhaul since April 2016 when the coalition Government launched an inquiry into the state of the education system. This was aimed at gathering “evidential basis” for the system’s revision, upgrading, and extension. According to the findings of the investigation, there is need for greater collaboration between the regional education departments, and their respective regional administrations; this dormitory project is an example of that collaboration.last_img read more

Lindener arraigned on 3 counts of armed robbery

first_imgTwenty-nine-year-old David Crossman, also called “Bling”, was remanded to prison by Magistrate Clive Nurse when he appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday where he was arraigned with three counts of armed robbery.It is alleged that on September 30, 2018, the accused of Stewart Path, Christianburg, Wismar, Linden; along with two others, robbed Kriss Jinn of $30,000 in cash. It is also alleged that they robbed Michael Charles of a Samsung S6 Edge cellphone valued $150,000 and two silver chains. Additionally, they were accused of robbing Javon Bobb of a gold chain valued $6000.The incident reportedly occurred on the Demerara River in the vicinity of the Mackenzie shore, Linden while they were armed.Preliminary enquiries disclosed the victims were partying at the Library ‘3’ Night Club located at Rainbow City, Mackenzie, and later left the location and proceeded to the Titanic Boat Landing at Mackenzie.Subsequently, the three suspects – two males and a female – entered the boat and as it proceeded over to the Wismar shore, the two males held the victims at gunpoint and relieved them of the items.Upon arrival on the other side, the suspects made good their escape. Crossman was later identified as one of the suspects.Back in July, he was acquitted of a break and entry and larceny charge after he found not guilty of the offence by Magistrate Nurse. He was accused of breaking and entering the dwelling house of Keneisha Samuels and stealing a quantity of items, all of which amounted to a total value of $450,000.David Crossman, also called “Bling” He will make his next court appearance on December 7.last_img read more

Can’t blame him

first_imgRe “Grayja-vu” (Out Opinions, Nov. 16): When Gov. Schwarzenegger first took office, he was hellbent to make significant changes that would improve California and the life of all Californians. But when he attempted to do this with his reforms that the Legislature would not sanction and he went directly to the people for their support, we the people let him down. So our governor listened to our voices and with egg on his face shifted into a more conciliatory mode out of necessity. We cannot blame him for the mess California is in, we can only blame ourselves, and of course our other elected officials in Sacramento who care more about their own agendas than properly governing and improving our state and who by the defeat of the governor’s propositions were emboldened. – Millie Derose San Fernando What you pay for Re “Who will take pay raises?” (Nov. 20): So, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo will be earning (I mean getting) $214,546 a year. Do you think that maybe, just maybe, he could set aside some money in the household budget for auto insurance? And maybe just a little more in case someone in the family, let’s say, a wife, gets behind the wheel of a city vehicle and fails to bring it back in the same condition. So much for the phrase, “you get what you pay for.” – Eric Heilbrun Valencia L.A. Library Re “Checking out the Central Library” (Know, Nov. 20): Another great way to get to the L.A. Library from the Valley is by Metrolink or the Red Line subway. After arriving at the train station downtown, just walk across Alameda to catch the “B” Dash bus. Your Metrolink stub is good for the Dash bus; otherwise it costs 25cents. The bus stops right across the street from the library. – Ruth Lockwood Granada Hills Senior clothing I am a senior citizen and I have no empathy for retail clothing stores that are crying that their sales are in jeopardy. And why is this? Because they cater only to the young. Our boobs droop, out butts sag and our stomachs protrude – but we like the luxury of nice clothing and enjoy wearing them. Where do we find nice clothing? Designers, wake up! Only you can help the economy. – Grace N. Gremer West Hills Enlightened Re “Bearing arms” (Your Opinions, Nov. 15): Everyone dislikes some part of the Constitution and if we removed all the items that everyone disagreed with there wouldn’t be a Constitution, which is why the Founding Fathers made it so hard to change. Paul Hutchinson somehow feels that most countries in the world are more “enlightened” than America. If Paul were truly enlightened he would realize that before a nation can be considered enlightened, its citizens would have to be enlightened, and if the citizens were enlightened we wouldn’t need gun laws or any laws as far as that goes. – George Henderson Burbank Why obesity Re “Child obesity soars” (Nov. 20): Fact: Metabolism is genetic, unalterable, and determines a person’s weight. Skinny people can eat all they want, and remain skinny. To find the cause of obesity, look to the family tree – not to caloric intake. There is help: Speeding digested foods through the small intestines can offset the effects of metabolism. Certain foods and medications can do this, such as prunes, prune juice, Metamucil, light laxatives, fruit and vegetables, etc. Conversely, fatty foods, such as butter, cheese, mayonnaise, regular milk, pastries, red meat, french fries, ice cream, etc., tend to slow the movement, and thus cater to our metabolism. – Fred Coble North Hills Highlighting Re “LAX braces for 1.85 million travelers over 10 days” (Nov. 15): Shouldn’t all the publicity about the breakdown of airport security have been kept classified? This way, we’re just highlighting for terrorists how to do it. – Don Gately Valencia160Want 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


first_imgSheol ionadaí neamhspleách sna todhcháin áítiúla, Niamh Bean Uí Cinnéide, comhgáirdeachas le muintir Cill Chártaigh agus comhluadar Lár Chomhairle Paróiste, Gleann Cholmcille tar éis dóibh onóracha a bhainnt i gComórtas Glór na nGael.Fógraíodh ag an deireadh seachtaine gur bhain an dá pharóiste Duais Chomhairle Chondae Dhún na nGall.Dúirt Niamh: “Tá an-obair idir lámha ins na pobail sin le blianta anuas chun úsáid na teangan a bhrú ar aghaidh. Is maith a fheiceáil go bhfuil an Comhairle Chondae ag tabhairt athainteas don obair sin.”  ONÓRACHA DO CHILL CHÁRTAIGH AGUS DO GHLEANN CHOLMCILLE was last modified: March 30th, 2014 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:awardsGlencolmcilleGlor na nGaelirish languagekilcarlast_img read more

Leeds United to name Thomas Christiansen as their new head coach

first_img1 Thomas Christiansen is set to be named the new manager of Leeds United Thomas Christiansen has agreed to become Leeds United’s new head coach.The 44-year-old former Barcelona and Villarreal striker, who was born in Denmark but played international football for Spain, will succeed Garry Monk in the Elland Road hotseat.Christiansen is available after ending a 12-month stint in charge of APOEL Nicosia.He steered APOEL to the last 16 of the Europa League and to the Cypriot first division title last season, but was released by the club on the same day that Monk departed Elland Road.Christiansen previously spent two years in charge of AEK Larnaca FC, leading them to consecutive second-place finishes in the Cypriot top-flight.Christiansen’s appointment ends Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani’s three-week search for a new head coach.Monk departed on May 25 after just one season at Elland Road and less than 48 hours after Radrizzani had completed his full takeover of the club.Leeds narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season and Monk said he was unable to “agree a suitable way for us all to move forward together” after being installed as Middlesbrough’s new manager on June 9.A long list of possible candidates had been linked with the job, with the likes of Jaap Stam, Aitor Karanka, Fernando Hierro, Alan Pardew and Victor Sanchez featuring among the bookmakers’ favourites.But it is understood Christiansen had been Radrizzani’s top target, in the hope that he will have a similar impact on English football as Huddersfield’s David Wagner and new Watford boss Marco Silva.Christiansen, who won three senior caps for Spain as a player, was signed by Johan Cruyff for Barcelona in 1991 and also had spells at Real Oviedo, Villarreal, Bochum and Hannover. He was the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer while with Bochum in 2003.He began his coaching career at Al Jazira FC and became head coach at AEK Larnaca in 2014.Larnaca finished runners-up in Cyprus’ top flight for two successive seasons under Christiansen, who was appointed head coach at APOEL in the summer of 2016.APOEL won the Cypriot title in his first season in charge and reached the knockout stages of the Europa League for the first time, but his one-year deal was not renewed after they lost out to Apollon Limassol in the cup final. Radrizzani became joint owner of Leeds alongside Massimo Cellino in January when he acquired 50 per cent of the club’s shares and on May 23 it was announced he had bought the remaining 50 per cent.The Italian businessman has since made wholesale changes to the management structure at Elland Road, appointing former West Ham managing director Angus Kinnear to the same role at Leeds and Victor Orta as director of football.Orta had previously worked as head of recruitment at Middlesbrough, while Radrizzani has also added former Real Madrid strategist Ivan Bravo to the club’s board.Monk’s assistant at Leeds, Pep Clotet, first-team coach James Beattie and goalkeeping coach Darryl Flahavan are all under contract until the end of June.last_img read more


first_imgCockhill Celtic will be aiming to retain the USL title when the short season kicks off next month.The full schedule of fixtures for the Ulster Senior League interim season have been officially announced.Intermediate clubs in Donegal have opted to return to Winter Football after serious concerns that the Summer model was not working anymore.Players transferring to the Donegal League before the end of the USL season caused some clubs huge difficulty for the remaining period of the season. There seemed to be a consistent mass exodus of players every summer and that resulted in some clubs being unable to field.It also meant that the FAI Intermediate Cup competition was seen as a burden by clubs.The decision to switch back means that clubs will play out a short USL season before returning for a full season from August to April.The fixtures which were announced earlier today are outlined below:  Lanterns Ulster Senior League 2015 Short Season Fixtures…Sunday, February 8th Knockalla Caravans CupSunday, February 15th 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League4 Lanterns USL Week Cockhill Celtic v Swilly Rovers Finn Harps Res. v Derry City Res. Bonagee Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers Advertisement Sunday, February 22nd 4 Lanterns USL Week 2 Swilly Rovers v Derry City Res. Letterkenny Rovers v Cockhill Celtic Harps Res v Bonagee UtdSunday, March 1st 4 Lanterns USL Week 3 Swilly Rovers v Bonagee Utd. Finn Harps Res. v Letterkenny Rove Derry City Res. v Cockhill CelticSunday, March 8th Knockalla Caravans Cup Q-Finals Sunday, March 15th 4 Lanterns USL Week 4 Letterkenny Rovers v Swilly Rovers Derry City Res. V Bonagee Utd. Finn Harps Res. V Cockhill CelticSunday, March 22nd 4 Lanterns USL Swilly Rovers v Finn Harp Bonagee Utd. v Cockhill Celtic Letterkenny Rovers v Derry City Res. Advertisement Sunday, March 29th 4 Lanterns USL Week 6Sunday, April 5th (Easter Sunday) Donegal News League Cup Preliminary Rd. (4 Teams)Sunday, April 12th Knockalla Caravanas Cup Semi-FinalsSunday April 19th 4 Lanterns USL Week 7Sunday, April 26th Donegal News League Cup Semi-Finals & Backlogs Sunday, May 3rd 4 Lanterns USL Week 8Wednesday, May 6th BacklogsSunday, May 10th Knockalla Caravans Cup FinalWednesday, May 13th BacklogsSunday, May 17th 4 Lanterns USL Week 9Sunday, May 24th 4 Lanterns USL Week 10Sunday, May 31st Donegal News League Cup FinalFIXTURES FOR THE ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE INTERIM SEASON ANOUNCED was last modified: January 16th, 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:fixturesInterim SeasonnewsSchedulesoccerSportUSLWinter Footballlast_img read more