Chidiac’s odyssey to return to Australia: 45 hours of travel

first_imgAn injury has made him disappear from AtléticoChidiac is not having any luck this season. The Australian, one of the great promises of her country that is celebrating its second season of rojiblanco, had a major ankle injury that has had almost the entire season in the dry dock: “I had to take care of the mental part and go through physical rehabilitation for the first time. It is not easy to see everyone play week after week, especially since our girls have done very well in the Champions League,” he explained. “There have been many games and opportunities that I have missed this year, but I think I have learned a lot from knowing what it is like to be injured and how to be a better teammate without playing,” he said. The Matilda have only played three minutes in a game so far this season.The Australian now focuses on solidarity after spending the fortnight of fortnight in her country: “I am thinking of doing a community development course and thought it would be a very good opportunity to learn more about the community and the charities that exist.” She has volunteered for Variety: The Children’s Charite. “It has been really good for me to go out and separate myself from soccer, rehabilitation and that routine to pack some toys,” he said. Alex Chidiac has finally arrived in Australia. The Atlético player has gone through an authentic odyssey to travel from the capital of Spain to Melbourne with more than 45 hours of travel on practically empty flights. The rojiblanca midfielder told her experience to APP. Three weeks he has been unable to leave Madrid in what he describes as “mysterious blockade”. After several transshipments and dead hours at airports in different countries, Chidiac came to Australia: “It was brutal getting home.”“There weren’t many flights and I’ve been in contact with the consulate by phone quite often to see what would be the best route,” the international player related. The footballer had to make several transfers on almost empty flights: “It all came down to going through Frankfurt or Paris, but in both I had to wait fifteen hours, so it was about choosing the best airport to stay … I had to make a bed with some tables … “.last_img read more

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Led by bench, Clippers hang on to beat Rockets

first_imgHarden had 31 points and 14 assists one night after getting shoved by the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram in a move that started the incident involving Paul.“It is what it is,” Harden said of the suspensions and fines handed down by the league. “I don’t know how to decide how many games.”Harden scored nine straight points to draw Houston within three with 29 seconds left. But his potential tying 3-pointer was short on the left side as time expired.“He can really do everything on court so you have to try to make it difficult,” Gilgeous-Alexander said.The starless-Clippers earned their second win over one of the NBA’s top teams, having beaten the Thunder without Russell Westbrook on Friday night.“Two back-to-back really good efforts on the defensive end,” said Lou Williams, who added 12 points.Team owner Steve Ballmer exhorted the crowd of 16,149 to “Get up!” during a timeout with 3:17 remaining in the game, waving his arms with a fierce look on his face.Harden was subjected to some smothering defense by Patrick Beverley in the game’s opening minutes. Harden went down after inadvertently getting hit in the head by Beverley and the Rockets called timeout. Another time, Harden was on a drive to the basket when Beverley committed a hard foul that knocked down the Rockets star.Trailing by four, the Clippers closed the third on a 19-6 run to lead 93-83. Mbah a Moute had eight points and Harrell added four. Harrell tipped the ball away from P.J. Tucker on the final play and scored, drawing the foul and shimmying his way into high-fives with two courtside fans.“That hurt us,” D’Antoni said. “We were guarding well up until we just had some mental lapses defensively and they took advantage of it.” LATEST STORIES Kings top Thunder in Westbrook’s season debut Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gallinari scored 11 of the Clippers’ first 20 points of the third, countering Eric Gordon, who had 10 points early in the period starting in place of Paul.TIP-INSRockets: Besides his suspension, Paul was fined a total of $491,782 for his role in the fracas. Paul wasn’t at Staples Center on Sunday. … They lost in the second game of their first back-to-back of the season. The Rockets were 10-3 in such situations last season.Clippers: They ended a two-game skid against the Rockets.UP NEXTRockets: Host Utah on Wednesday.Clippers: Visit New Orleans on Tuesday in their first road trip of the seasonSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 “We’re all composed and not fazed by the moment,” the rookie said. “I’m always really confident in myself. I know how hard I work and it pays off.”Harrell and the bench helped the Clippers erase a four-point deficit late in the third, with Luc Mbah a Moute’s 3-pointer giving them the lead for good.Tobias Harris led the Clippers with 23 points. Danilo Gallinari added 20 and Harrell had 10 rebounds.The Rockets were without Chris Paul against his old team. He began serving a two-game suspension for his involvement in an on-court fight against the Lakers on Saturday.“You know how much we miss him, that’s obvious, but still we had enough to win,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It shouldn’t be an excuse. We should have played better.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Montrezl Harrell led a fourth-quarter charge by the Clippers’ reserves with 17 points, Gilgeous-Alexander added 12 and Los Angeles defeated the Houston Rockets 115-112 on Sunday night.Clippers coach Doc Rivers debated different offensive and defensive lineups in the fourth, and finally settled on having Gilgeous-Alexander help defend James Harden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It was scary,” Rivers said, at the same time explaining that he trusts all of his players.Gilgeous-Alexander’s defense and his ball-handling skills give the Clippers greater options. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) celebrates after scoring against the Houston Rockets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 115-112. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Three games into his NBA career, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is getting used to playing in crunch time.The rookie is pretty good when it counts, too.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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UK recommits to sustainability of Guyana’s forestry sector

first_imgParticipants of the EU-FLEGT workshopThe United Kingdom has once again thrown its support behind the Natural Resources Ministry, signalling its commitment to the sustainability of the forestry sector and the management of its resources.The commitment was given on Wednesday, at the opening of a three-day Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) workshop at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown.Acting British High Commissioner to Guyana, Ron Rimmer said the UK was very much concerned about actions that led to forest degradation and has been working with Guyana on this, seeking out ways to help curb the growing incidence.“The UK continues to be committed to help the country reinforce their forest governance and carrying out responsible trade and the FLEGT approach is the heart of such a commitment,” he said.Government, in 2012, entered into a formal process of negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union under the auspices of the latter’s FLEGT Action Plan, which was developed in response to the problem of illegal logging and trade in associated timber products in many nations across the globe.Commissioner of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), James Singh reminded the workshop that over 85 per cent of Guyana’s land mass was covered in tropical forest, which supported the livelihood of Indigenous Guyanese and others who depend on logging and mining activities for their livelihood.The Georgetown FLEGT seminar is the second such event held in Guyana and is organised by the National Technical Working Group and the FLEGT Facilitation Support Office in collaboration with the GFC and the Iwokrama International Centre with support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation, European Forestry Institute, European Commission, UK Department for International Development (DFID), Amerindian Peoples Association and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).The Guyanese National Technical Working Group (NTWG) has since spearheaded widespread consultations with Government agencies, civil society and Private Sector stakeholders throughout the country.last_img read more

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The Impact of Ebola in Liberia and Its Post Recovery Challenges

first_imgSalutation/ Introduction:Thank you Dr. Contis for your kind introduction.  The people of Liberia are grateful for the work your organization has conducted to strengthen Liberia’s health care system and the support of the American people as Liberia struggles to recover from the devastating impact of Ebola.Thank you Dr. Betancourt, The Universal Peace Federation and The Washington Times for the invitation and the opportunity to inform members of the global community about the health and development challenges that Liberia and the neighboring countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone are struggling to overcome.Congressman Williams, on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the government and people of Liberia,  we thank the United States and your generous support through the deployment of U.S. military personnel from your Congressional district to construct 17 (100-bed containment units), as well as the other work US military personnel are doing to strengthen the health infrastructure in Liberia. We are also profoundly indebted to the private sector, the public health community, and humanitarian organizations for their assistance. Distinguished invited guests,Liberia has come a long way; a small country on the West Coast of Africa, just about the size of the State of Ohio. Founded by freed American slaves in 1822, Liberia continues to enjoy a historic relations with the United States. In fact, the United States remains the most important development partner of Liberia.Since March 2014, nearly every hour the media has reported increasingly grim details about the fierce threat and devastating impact of Ebola.  The World Health Organization has estimated that Ebola will affect 1.4 million lives, if proper corrective measures were not instituted.  While we do not doubt the WHO estimate, we do know that the impact of the disease is not just measured in human lives.  The Ebola outbreak has a variety of consequences – and unfortunately – all of them are grim – and some of them will even be felt by those participating in this forum.One of my most important concerns as Liberia’s diplomatic representative to the United States is that we must control the panic factor to prevent Liberia from becoming forever dependent on the donor community and to encourage the private sector to not lose faith in our ability to be investment worthy.Prior to the outbreak of Ebola, there were only 50 medical doctors in Liberia, a few dentists and one psychiatrist for the entire population of 4.1 million people.  A 14-year-civil war destroyed the country and devastated its infrastructure and claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people, displaced about one million of its citizens. The country experienced a huge brain drain. Therefore, when the deadly Ebola virus hit Liberia, our system was overwhelmed and could not contain the virus and stop its spread.The Ebola virus disease has claimed the lives of 2,800 people, including 131 healthcare workers, leaving about 3,000 orphans behind and about 5,000 currently infected.  We applaud the support of the United States and the international community, and should like to report of a recent decline in the outbreak of new cases. We, however, like to reiterate that much more is needed to be done to eradicate the virus.Therefore, a compelling case can be made for an accelerated international response to eliminate Ebola by working with us to rebuild our health infrastructure, provide critical supplies and health services (including the further development  of a vaccine), and as important – by investing in systems and sectors to ensure economic stability and security for Liberia and the region.Friends of Liberia and our dear partners, since the end of the civil war, Liberia has been making steady progress towards economic resurgence. Liberia was beginning to be regarded as a post-conflict success story in Africa, consolidating its peace and democracy.  Political stability created the enabling environment for foreign investment in iron ore, maritime, rubber industry, tourism, and construction of ocean front resorts, as well as, infrastructure (particularly telecommunications and energy).Unfortunately, Ebola – and its wide ranging multi-sector impact, has plunged Liberia into limbo, both in terms of economic development and geo-political insecurity.  In 2013, Liberia was among the top 10 countries with the highest GDP growth rate. Its GDP was expected to grow by 5.9% in 2014, but the expected gain has been reversed to 2.5%.In addition to the enormous and tragic loss of human life, the Ebola epidemic is having devastating effects on the Liberian economy in a variety of essential sectors by halting trade, hurting agriculture and scaring investors. For example:a) Agriculture accounts for 39% of Liberia’s GDP. Disruptions from the outbreak will result in diminishing yields of Liberia’s staple food, such as rice and cassava. Prices of these commodities are already increasing exponentially. Such shocks will push inflation to 13% from 7% prior to the Ebola outbreak.b) Mining activity, which constitutes 14% of the economy is decreasing. China Union and ArcelorMittal are scaling down iron ore mining. c) Fiscal revenues will decline as limited economic activity reduces revenues from taxes, tariffs and custom duties. At the same time, to resolve the crisis and meet health and security needs of the people, government expenditure will increase, with a short-term fiscal impact of $93 million or 4.7% of GDP.Dear friends of Liberia,I have come here therefore, to gain the support that is essential to redevelop Liberia and restore its future.  Liberians are a resilient people – with help they can make it happen. While our immediate focus is on the eradication of the Ebola virus disease, we are equally concerned about post-Ebola recovery programs.These are the reasons that international aid must be sustained and new investment made for the growth and survival of Liberia:Ebola has made Liberia and the region vulnerable to bio-terrorism.  We have witnessed how bio-terrorism has undermined the security in other parts of the world.The Liberian family, ordinarily strong, responsible, and vibrant, has broken down.  Wage earners have lost their lives.  Children with no extended family are orphaned.  International human traffickers are preying on those women and children without the capacity to maintain themselves or lack of access to the few services currently available to assist them with this life transition.The infrastructure, particularly electricity, is not reliable and operates only a few hours each day, at a rate of 54 cents per kilo watt hour; perhaps, the highest in the world. Investment in solar energy to reduce the strain on the country’s power grid is essential in order to adequately support the containment units being built and restore Liberia’s business community. It is critical that Liberia and its neighboring countries develop the capacity to prevent future epidemics.  Failure to implement a comprehensive strategy to provide effective prevention mechanisms and life saving care not only helps to reduce deaths but ensures the confidence of the population that their government values human life and their family and the prosperity of the country.With continued help from the United States, people like you, and the donor community, frustration and civil disobedience and outside agitation will be stemmed.           Finally, ladies and gentlemen, friends of Liberia, the take away message today is that:We are not asking you to feel sorry for Liberia or to view it as a “basket case”.  We are asking you to believe in Liberia and value its history as an important U.S. allyWe are asking you to realize that unless the Ebola virus gets under control, the country is vulnerable for violence and discontent – and if that in fact occurs the country is destined for generations of poverty and will be ripe for crisis.If just every third person in this room is willing to contribute even one box of medical gloves, and companies take a risk with us to invest in Liberia’s private sector, the next time I address you I will be presenting a positive, encouraging report on Liberia’s resurgence.           Thank you for being concerned enough about this crisis to attend today. 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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Security Entities Renew Commitment to Respect Human Rights

first_imgParticipants review ideas to uphold human rights in their respective agencies.Over thirty senior representatives of security entities, including the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Liberia National Police (LNP) and Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) have renewed their commitment to ensure respect for and the protection of human rights.The representatives said respect for human rights have improved in their operations over the years, with the establishment of several mechanisms, such as Human Rights Sections, Human Rights Coordinators and other channels through which any rights violation can be reported and corrective actions taken.They renewed their commitment during a one-day technical and advisory support session for mentorship and enhanced human rights mainstreaming and promotion organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) in Liberia.The event was held at a resort over the weekend. The commander of LNP Emergency Response Unit (ERU), Francis A. Williams, said security officers should always exercise care in dealing with civilians and know where and when to apply force.Williams’ comment came shortly after a facilitator’s presentation on the topic, “Use of Force by Law Enforcement Officer: The Principle of Proportionality.” He said security officers should only use force when necessary, especially when they come in contact with somebody that possesses deadly objects, such as weapons.“As security personnel, you should use justifiable force that is reasonable, necessary and proportional. Do not be cruel and inhumane during arrest; don’t place suspects in the back of a pickup and step on them,” he warned.Williams also warned security officers against degrading those they arrest.He added, “You don’t have to demean suspects by placing them in a cell with feces, urine all on the floor, but to show respect for people you arrest.”The one-day working session was attended by senior representatives of security agencies, including the LNP, LIS, AFL, Independent National Commission on Human Rights and civil society organizations (CSOs).It is a series of working sessions meant to improve the overall human rights situation in the country, thus bringing together key individuals from all sectors, including the judiciary, security agencies and members of the Legislature.An official of the OHCHR, Madam Hilda Oyeleda, said the OHCHR is working globally to strengthen and promote protection of human rights based on a resolution from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).OHCHR, she said, is working to strengthen government and a wide range of stakeholders, including CSOs and key governance institutions in terms of promoting human rights.The OHCHR Liberia office, she said, is aligning country programs to promote human rights in collaboration with key stakeholders, government and CSOs.Interactions such as the one-day working session, Madam Oyeleda said, is meant to basically discuss the important topic of accountability and access to justice relating to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).“Such interactions cannot be held by one entity; we need to collectively put our efforts together to see how to address the issues of SGBV. I am happy for representation here today but wanted to have medical personnel, because they provide support in gathering evidence to assist prosecution,” she said.Madam Oyeleda then challenged the participants to discuss and come out with concrete and tangible actions to take back to their respective organizations, to respond to issues of SGBV.Adama K. Dempster, secretary-general of Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform of Liberia, called on all actors of the network to achieve the goals of raising red flags on issues of human rights violations and at the same time helping to find solutions to these problems.Dempster’s comment was contained in a presentation on the topic, “Networking of CSOs, INCHR and Law Enforcement Actors on Human Rights Issues.”At the end of the one-day working session, participants agreed to have another working session through which they will strategize concrete actions in protecting issues of human rights.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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Gor set for 12-day Narok pre-season camp

first_img“I think it is very important for us because it is going to be 12 days of training, focus and a lot of team building. We will have three trainings each day, team talks and I believe this will help us achieve the target of being a strong team,” Kerr told Capital Sport.Gor had initially planned to have their pre-season camp outside the country but have since vacated the plans owing to the exit of their sponsors which has left their bank accounts yawning, according to officials.While in Narok, Gor will play friendly matches against league new boys Wazito and Kakamega Homeboyz on top of two other locals clubs.Kerr says he has been impressed with the spirit shown by his players in the last one week of training and is optimistic as they take the gear higher for the next 12 days, he is going to see more hunger and determination.“I came in here in July and had to work with what was there which we did well. Now I have the opportunity to start fresh and I am really looking forward to the new season. I know the expectation on me is higher than last year and I am prepared for it,” said the British coach.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe has likened the team to English premier League runaway leaders Manchester City who are constantly under pressure, but says he trusts his squad not to crack.“Everybody wants to beat Manchester City now and I think that’s the same with us. It becomes harder but I believe that will bring out the best in us,” the tactician further noted.Biggest on his mind as the year begins is the CAF Champions League with Gor kicking off their campaign at home to Equatorial Guinean side Leones Vegetarianos Fútbol Club and if they win they will square out with the winner between Esperance du Tunis and Mauritania’s ASAC Concorde in the first round.“I am very positive in this and I believe that it is a possibility. I have watched a lot of African football and I know that in our best element, it is an achievable target to get to the group stages. I am just hoping that the players can have as much belief as me,” Kerr noted.He added; “We can match anyone in the continent and beat them. I think we demonstrated that very well with Everton.”Meanwhile, two of Kerr’s core players from 2017 might not be part of his team this season. Kenneth Muguna and skipper Musa Mohammed are both linked with a move to KF Tirana in Albania.While Mohammed’s contract lapsed last week and leaves as a free agent, Muguna’s move has been topsy-turvy as there hasn’t been an agreement between Tirana and Gor with the player still remaining with three years on his contract.Newly signed Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna controls the ball in training under pressure from Meddie Kagere at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi’s Jericho Estate on January 12, 2017.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThere had been an alleged 40,000-dollar transfer fee agreement, but nothing official as yet.Kerr is however against the move to the Albanian league, though he is more or less resigned to the fact that both players will leave.“To be honest I don’t think I will bank on Kenneth, he seems to have his mind made up already. Musa has been at the club for over five years and I think it is good for him to seek a new challenge. But to be honest, with all due respect I don’t think Albania is an upgrade,” the outspoken tactician further noted.But he is content with the kind of squad he has put together, saying they will compete for titles even with the exit of the two.Gor kick off their season on January 28 with the season opening Super Cup against arch rivals AFC Leopards before switching attention to the Champions League.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Oliver Maloba controls the ball under pressure from teammate Innocent Wafula during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 8- Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have chosen to relocate 12 days of their pre-season training from the Camp Toyoyo Grounds in Nairobi’s Jericho estate to the tranquil and serene environment in Narok County ahead of an expected tough season ahead.K’Ogalo who resumed training last week after the short Christmas break travelled to the Rift Valley town two-and-a-half hours from the capital on Monday evening with head coach Dylan Kerr hoping the calm, serene environment will help put the focus in his squad.last_img read more

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Modric says English pundits ‘underestimated’ Croatia

first_imgMidfielder Modric said the team had been motivated by people saying they would be “tired” after their previous two matches went to penalty shootouts.“We showed again we were not tired,” he said. “We dominated the game physically, mentally, in all aspects.”Kieran Trippier gave England the lead in Moscow, but Ivan Perisic levelled for Croatia before Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute.“English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia and that was a huge mistake,” Real Madrid’s Modric told ITV. “They should be more humble and respect more opponents.“All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying, ‘OK, today we will see who will be tired’.”England face Croatia in October and November in the new Uefa Nations League.Croatia, whose previous best World Cup performance was a third-place finish in 1998, face France in Moscow on Sunday.“It is the biggest success in Croatian history in sport and we have to be proud,” added Modric.World Cup final place ‘is everything’ to Croatia fansCroatia defender Dejan Lovren said Modric deserves to win the Ballon d’Or if they win Sunday’s final, describing his team-mate as the “best midfield player in the world”.The Liverpool centre-back also believes he should be considered one of the world’s best defenders.Lovren, 29, made 43 appearances for Liverpool last season as they finished fourth in the Premier League and reached the Champions League final.But he was criticised for some of his performances during the season, and received a death threat after October’s 4-1 defeat by Tottenham.“I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense,” he told Bein Sports.‘We have become a football force’Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and several other politicians wore the national team’s football shirt to a meeting of the government on Thursday.“This success speaks of the strength of a country that is not big, but has a huge heart, courage, enthusiasm and these young men who have gone a step further than the brilliant generation of 1998, ” he said. “In 20 years we have really become a football force.”Newspaper Vecernji List carried the headline “This is unbelievable, now only sky is the limit, we can be champions” and pondered how the players were able to find the energy reserves necessary to survive their third period of extra time of the tournament.“This is not a miracle, this is unbelievable! What our players have shown is beyond all parameters, above everything,” it said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luka ModricLONDON, United Kingdom, July 12 – Croatia were “underestimated” by English pundits who lacked respect, says captain Luka Modric.Zlatko Dalic’s side beat England 2-1 in extra time to reach the World Cup final for the first time in their history.last_img read more

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TOYOTA DELIGHTED AS THEY RETAIN THEIR STATUS AS DONEGAL’S FAVOURITE CAR

first_imgToyota have proudly retained their status as Donegal’s favourite car in January 2015. Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry this morning show the brand leading the way with 130 passenger registrations in the county in January, that accounting for 17.15%.This is followed by Volkswagen with 12.66% (96 vehicles) and Hyundai with 10.42% (79 vehicles). Four Toyota models occupy the Top 10 position with the recently revamped Yaris the 2nd best selling car in the county, followed by the Auris , Rav 4 & Corolla.Brendan Kelly from Kellys Toyota told Donegal Daily, “We’re delighted with the strong start to the New Year and in serving the needs of all their new and repeat customers.“The continued success of the Toyota brand in Donegal is evident in the registrations in January, the market share is at an all-time high, further proof that Toyota have the best re-sale value in Ireland of any car.Kellys Toyota in Mountcharles & Letterkenny will be happy to assist with your motoring requirements for 2015, so give them a call or visit www.kellystoyota.com to view the wide ranging selection of vehicles on offer.    Toyota the best built cars in the world.   TOYOTA DELIGHTED AS THEY RETAIN THEIR STATUS AS DONEGAL’S FAVOURITE CAR was last modified: February 3rd, 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:BusinessDonegal’s No.1Kelly’s Toyotanewslast_img read more

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LADIES GAA: FANAD AND MOVILLE THROUGH TO UNDER 16 A FINAL

first_imgYou can send your club match reports to info@donegaldaily.comFANAD and Moville will contest this year’s U-16 Ladies County Final after last night’s results.Moville saw off Naomh Muire Ladies in Milford, whilst Fanad beat Aodh Rua. In the County B Final Milford will play Four Masters after wins over St Michael’s and Carndonagh respectively. LADIES GAA: FANAD AND MOVILLE THROUGH TO UNDER 16 A FINAL was last modified: May 21st, 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:LADIES GAA: FANAD AND MOVILLE THROUGH TO UNDER 16 A FINALlast_img read more

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Lockdown planned for Tookie execution

first_img In 2003, prison officials locked down black inmates at Corcoran State Prison after discovering a note linking possible assaults on staff by Crips to Williams’ impending death sentence. But Slosek said there has been no increased “chatter” among gang inmates in recent weeks surrounding the upcoming execution. Williams, 51, was sentenced to death in 1981 for the fatal shooting of Owens during a 1979 robbery. He also has been convicted of three other murders. His pleas for clemency have garnered public attention. Williams has written several children’s books about the dangers of joining a gang, and his Web site, www.tookie.com, features testimonials from former gang members who say his story changed their lives. In 2000 five members of the Swiss parliament nominated Williams for a Nobel Peace Prize. In August he received a President’s Call to Service Award for his good deeds on death row, praising him for demonstrating “the outstanding character of America.” Several former gang members in San Bernardino said Williams’ death would be a tragedy for youth already caught up in gang life. “Tookie has become a hero to the kids on the street,” said a former gang member who goes by the moniker Evbody. “If he’s put to death, it’s going to get worse out there, because what hope will they have? Even if you change, it still doesn’t matter.” Regardless, unless the governor intervenes, Williams will receive a lethal injection fewer than six weeks from today. “This will be probably one of the higher-notoriety executions since the reinstatement of the death penalty,” Slosek said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! State prison officials are concerned the impending execution of former gang kingpin Stanley “Tookie” Williams could lead to an outbreak of violence among inmates. Williams, a co-founder of the Crips street gang, is scheduled to be executed Dec. 13 for the murders of four people, including 22-year-old Albert Lewis Owens, an employee at a Whittier 7-Eleven store. Williams plans to ask Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to commute his sentence to life in prison. On the day of Williams’ execution, San Quentin – the prison where California’s condemned inmates are held – will go on lockdown, said Todd Slosek, a Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman. Additional security measures also will be in place, he added. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Clearly, there’s a heightened awareness due to the media reports and his affiliation as a co-founder of the Crips,” Slosek said. “We will take added precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the institution.” Such procedures are always put into place when a deathrow inmate is executed, Slosek said. The same protocol was followed when convicted murderer Donald Beardslee was put to death in January. However, in Williams’ case, correctional officers are concerned that, because he is a founder of the Crips, which has thousands of members incarcerated in California prisons, inmate assaults against staff could increase as the execution date draws near. “We have heard that rumored,” said Martin Aroian, president of the Chino chapter of the correctional officers union. “I don’t have anything official.” However, messages posted to an online forum by correctional officers mention rumors the Crips will have a “green light” on prison staff and other law enforcement officers. last_img read more

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