Sports Briefs

first_img Bencic pulls out MASON, Ohio (AP): Belinda Bencic withdrew from the Western & Southern Open because of a right forearm injury after losing the first set 6-2 yesterday against sixth-ranked Lucie Safarova. Bencic upset top-ranked Serena Williams last weekend en route to winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The 12th-ranked Bencic said it’s too soon to know if she will play in next week’s tournament at New Haven, Connecticut. “I don’t think it’s very serious,” Bencic said. “I wasn’t 100 percent, and to beat Lucie or even compete against her, you have to be 100 percent. I didn’t want to retire. This was the first I’ve ever had to retire. I hope it gets better.” Safarova is scheduled to meet either 14th-seeded Elina Svitolina or unseeded Caroline Garcia in the quarterfinals. Chelsea sign forward Pedro LONDON (AP): While Chelsea await a first win on the field this season, the Premier League champions scored a satisfying victory in the transfer market yesterday by beating Manchester United to the signing of Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona. A fee worth US$33 million was agreed to bring the 28-year-old forward to Chelsea. The high-profile recruitment of a player who has won every major honour shifts the narrative at Chelsea following an unruly start to the season, particularly as it left United reassessing its transfer targets. Chelsea are enduring their worst start to a season for 17 years, going back before Roman Abramovich transformed the club’s fortunes with the injection of cash following his 2003 takeover. Juventus sign Brazil defender TURIN, Italy (AP): Juventus signed Alex Sandro from Porto for US$29 million yesterday with the Brazil left back agreeing a five-year contract with the Italian club. Alex Sandro, who has made six appearances for Brazil, completed a morning medical at Juventus, after flying to Turin on Wednesday night. “I’m feeling very positive, I’m happy and confident,” the 24-year-old said. “I can’t wait to be able to start training and playing and to continue making my dream come true. “The fans can rest assured that they have a player who will always give 100 percent to secure victories and success for the club.” Alex Sandro joined Porto in 2011 and scored three goals in 137 appearances.last_img read more

Sen. Grupee Embarks on US$120K High School for Gbi and Doru

first_imgIn the wake of the controversy over the annexation of Gbi and Doru (Nimba County, District 9) to Rivercess County, a construction of a modern high school is expected to kickoff in the district soon, with funding from Senator Thomas Grupee’s share of the Legislative Support Project Fund.In an interview with reporters in Nimba on October 1, Senator Grupee said he is going to use about US$ 120, 000 of the 2015/2016 share of the Legislative Support Project for the construction of the high school as part of the development to enhance access to high school education.He said he received an amount of US$ 229, 000 as his share of the LSP from the 2015/2016 budget and, looking at the needs of the citizens of that southern part of Nimba, he has asked LACE to carry on construction of a school building in the middle part of the district, precisely Glann Town.Gbi and Doru have many public schools, but there is no high school in the district, something that is forcing high school students to seek high school education in the city of Tappita or other parts of Nimba.An attempt to build a junior high school in Gbi and Doru did not materialize, an issue Commissioner David Toe expressed his frustration and disappointment over the constructor and the donor (European Union). “The Legislative Support Project covers some basic areas, including health, education and agriculture, among others,” he said.The Senator did not explain how the balance will be used, but earlier this year he asked the 17 administrative district commissioners in Nimba via the local radio station to identify areas where he can use his share of LSP.Majority of Nimbaians are yet to see the impact that the Legislative Support Project has on the county’s development, since it was introduced by the 53rd Legislature.When it comes to the LSP, few representatives are said to be using their shares wisely, with visible projects that the citizens can boast of in Nimba.Rep. Jeremiah Koung (Nimba, District 1) constructed several schools in his constituency, compared to other members of the Nimba Legislative Caucus, despite the huge challenges the county is facing with bad roads or bridges as well as inadequate schools and clinics at some localities in the county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

500 Get Free Hernia, Thyroid Surgery in Nimba

first_imgThe visiting doctors from Spain in picture with Liberian doctors during their departureMore 500 hernias and thyroid patients from across Liberia benefited from medical surgery at the Esther & Jereline Medical Center in Ganta.The free medical surgery was conducted by a team of surgeons from Spain, representing a humanitarian organization known as “Hernia International” in collaboration with the E&J Medical Center in Ganta.According to medical report, about 700 registered for hernia operations, but the team was able to conduct about 400 operations, while 200 persons registered for the thyroid operation and about 140 of them were operated.The team of doctors conducted the operation for a week, beginning Sunday, January 27, 2019 and left the country on Saturday, February 2, 2019, but the rest of the patients are currently undergoing the same operation conducted by Liberian doctors under the supervision of Dr. Peter George, who is also member of Hernia International.Dr. George also explained some of the patients came from Rivercess, Maryland, Grand Gedeh, Bong and other counties in Liberia.“Some Liberian doctors were working alongside the visiting doctors,” he said.This medical mission is the biggest that Hernia International has conducted in Ganta, since they began conducting free medical service in Ganta from mid-2017.Hernia is very common, especially among men, women and children, but men dominate the list of patients who benefited. Women with umbilical hernia as well as children were also among those seeking treatment.Since the outreach by Hernia International in 2017, hernia had dominated the medical missions, but with alarming rate of thyroid across the country, the team also deemed it necessary to be included.At the farewell ceremony, the visiting Spanish doctors were gowned for the job well done.“We are very happy for the operation and we prayed that Hernia International does not stop coming, because it is costly for poor people like us,” said Janet Gbeadeh, a thyroid patient.The least for operating hernia in some of the local hospital across Liberia is L$10,000, excluding drugs and the time spent on bed, a situation that has caused many to die because they could not afford the operation cost.However, the team leader of visiting Dr. Cesar Ramnirez has reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to serving or treating people with hernia across Africa, especially Liberia.Hernia International provides nearly all the surgical materials, as well drugs for the operation and brings in their radiologists and other experts to enhance the operation.However, an OB/GYN specialist from the USA has arrived for an assessment tour at the hospital, for possible return to carry on treatment on women and children. Dr. Anthony Sanders from Indianapolis, USA arrived in Liberia on Monday, February 4, 2019 and is currently working alongside Dr. Peter George at the hospital.Another team of doctors is also expected from USA to work with those that are amputated, to measure their amputated limbs for replacement, Dr. George told the Daily Observer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sinoe Women Demand Justice over ‘Violent Assaults’ of Kinswomen

first_imgThe two women accused of kidnapping and witchcraft in Sinoe were stripped naked and paraded through the streets. A third woman was mobbed to death.In an effort to stop mob justice, protect the dignity of women in Sinoe County against abuse and violence, and bring to book on the misplaced pride and sense of impunity among perpetrators of brutal assault of the three Sinoe Women, the Sinoe Women Association (SWA) has called for justice against the perpetrators.The 11-women delegation of SWA indulged the Sinoe County Legislative Caucus to ensure that there must be justice against the perpetrator to check mob violence and prevent hooligans from indulging in vandalism which recently resulted to the loss of life of one of the three women in the town of Numopoh, Sinoe County.Madam Susie T. Keykpo, the president of the SWA, made the assertions on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in the office of the Secretary General of the Sinoe County Legislative Caucus, Rep. Jay Nagbe Sloh. Speaking in her Kru vernacular, Madam Keykpo said the incident only affected the dignity of the victims and all women around the world.The three women, who were publicly humiliated were accused of being involved in witchcraft and linked to the kidnapping of a child. But a video clip went viral on social media, showing two of the three women stripped naked and publicly flogged by some men.The incident, which was captured on video that went viral on social media, actually happened some two months ago in December 2018.A member of the SWA delegation, who preferred to remain unnamed, said the video was leaked from the phone of a local authority of the county of which has been in the possession of that local authority for almost two months ever since the distasteful incident took place.“That local authority, too, needs to be arrested and investigated,” she said.Meanwhile, Rep. Sloh has assured the women of Sinoe that the Caucus will ensure that justice is served in the case where the three victimized women.“We will be traveling to Sinoe County soon to gather more information on the issue, and will meet the victims, elders and other local leaders to gather more information on the incident and how it can be prevented in the future,” Rep. Sloh said.He also indicated that national and international protocols against trial by ordeal will be brought to bear on the perpetrators.He and the delegation discussed several remedies, including possible relocation of the victims from Sinoe County to other parts of Liberia due to trauma and fear instilled into them by the public humiliation that they have suffered. He apologized to all women for the embarrassment this situation has caused them.Previous condemnations of the attack against the three womenFirst Lady Clar Weah, Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, Sinoe County’s District #2 Representative, J. Nagbe Sloh, the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA)  and Association of Female Lawyers (AFELL) have already condemned the act.In a statement issued Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Mrs. Weah described the ordeal inflicted upon the three ladies as barbaric, unacceptable and a flagrant violation of their human rights.She sent a caveat to the perpetrators of this brutal act and other forms of violence against women and children that they will face the full weight of the law.Also on Tuesday, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor issued a statement and emphasized how shocked she was by the distasteful video footage, in which two females are seen stripped naked and been assaulted by some residents of Sinoe County.“I am exceedingly shocked by a distasteful video circulating on social media, in which two females were stripped naked and assaulted by some residents of Sinoe County, VP Howard-Taylor said.Representative Sloh said the incident has embarrassed all civilized people, especially Liberian citizens from Sinoe around the world.“In these civilized days, only persons suffering from chronic insanity and irreversible mental derangement can even think of meting out such abnormal and violent social behavior against any human being, let alone women,” Rep. Sloh indicated.Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA)  condemns in the strongest term, a video recording trending on social media, notably facebook, and reported in the press, of two Liberian women being paraded naked in the streets of Sinoe County, on allegation of being witchcrafts.The Bar maintains that Liberia is governed by the rule of law. Under our laws, where a person is suspected of committing a crime, the person is investigated by the Police, charged and forwarded to court for prosecution.  Our law does not support, sanction, or condone, in any form and manner, individuals or institutions taking law into their own hands. The act against the two women, whereby they are striped butt-naked and paraded in the streets by some citizens within the vicinity, is a gross violation of the law, a perpetuation of jungle justice, and damaging to the high values of womanhood.The leadership of the Association of Female Lawyers (AFELL) said it received, with utter shock and dismay, news of the savage and barbaric treatment of the two females, who were stripped naked and paraded for reportedly accused of being witches, in southeastern Liberia.“In no uncertain terms, AFELL condemns in the strongest terms this barbaric and inhumane act against the women. We therefore call on the government to bring to justice, without the least delay, the perpetrators of this uncivilized and diabolical act to book. This act is totally inconsistent with the status of a civilized nation in the 21st century,” AFELL said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“I don’t want to leave my son unprotected,” mason tells Magistrate after being jailed

first_imgA 20-year-old mason of Wismar, Linden was on Monday jailed by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after appearing at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Kester Johnson, of Lot 189 Half Mile Wismar, Linden, denied the first charge, which was read to him and which stated that between August 9 and 21, 2018 at Half Mile, he broke and entered the dwelling of Tia Hohenkirk and stole one cellular phone valued $45,000.Another charge stated that on August 24, 2018 at Wismar Police Station, he escaped from lawful custody. Johnson admitted to this charge.Police Prosecutor Simone Payne informed the court that on August 24, Johnson had been taken out of the Police lock-ups for processing when he dashed through the door and escaped. He was pursued by Police ranks, but made good his escape on foot.The unrepresented man in a plea of mitigation told the Chief Magistrate that he escaped from custody, because he had a newborn baby boy and did not want to leave him unprotected.The Chief Magistrate, however, remanded Johnson to prison on the first charge and sentenced him to one year in jail on the second charge. He will make his next court appearance on November 28, 2018.last_img read more

Teacher receives industry honor

first_imgHe attended California State University, Northridge, and put himself through school working in graphic arts. He was hired to work at Hart in 1987 and is still in touch with some of his first students. In 1993, he created the Print and Screen Club at Hart to promote excellence in graphic arts and to give students an avenue to further their skills. Over the years, Lindberg has helped his students find graphics jobs – some who’ve made the art a career. NEWHALL – A Hart High School practical arts teacher has been named Educator of the Year by the Printing Industries Association of Southern California. Steve Lindberg received the Jack Simich Award on Friday at the student assembly held during PrintFest 2007 at the Long Beach Convention Center. He was nominated by his peers and students and was unanimously selected by the PIASC Education Committee. Lindberg practically grew up in printing and was introduced into the field of graphic arts at age 14. In 1979, he took a part-time after-school job at Commercial Office Supplies. It was in this shop that he learned how to expose and develop film, make metal plates, run offset duplicators and letterpresses and perform many bindery operations. In 1981, Lindberg enrolled in the ROP Offset-Lithography class at Canyon High School and spent two years running jobs for the school as well as the Hart Union High School District as he perfected his skills. 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


first_imgDONEGAL Ladies GAA star Geraldine McLaughlin could be out of action for more than a month after being injured in the weekend defeat to Laois amid claims from county manager that the brilliant Termon player was ‘pulled and dragged all over the place.’Michael Naughton confirmed that he has written a letter of complaint to the National Ladies Committee of the GAA at Croke Park over the refereeing of both the Laois game and the clash against Kildare the previous week.McLaughlin is one of the country’s top players. But she ended up in hospital after the weekend match because of injuries sustained in the Laois match.“Geraldine did not get the protection of the referee in either game in my opinion,” said Naughton.He confirmed that county secretary Deirdre Dillon was lodging a formal complaint with Croke Park.McLaughlin’s pelvic injury will see her sidelined for at least a month – and possibly up to six weeks.  LADIES GAA STORM: GERALDINE OUT FOR A MONTH AFTER ‘NOT BEING PROTECTED’ BY REFEREES was last modified: February 21st, 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:ladies gaa donegalTermonlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Blink and you might miss it! But a few seconds into Liam Tinney’s video for Donegal Daily, you’ll see the Donegal sky light up!Click Play to watch.Thanks to Liam for the clip.  DDTV: VIDEO OF LIGHTNING OVER DONEGAL was last modified: August 1st, 2013 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:DDTV: VIDEO OF LIGHTNING OVER DONEGALlast_img read more


first_imgTHE man responsible for the Beatles when they were on tour is set for his latest stop…in County Donegal.And he won’t be here just for the craic.Tony Bramwell has confirmed that he will appear at the sixth annual BeatlesFest, which takes place at Moville from August 16-19. He was a childhood friend of George Harrison and went on to become friends with the young Paul McCartney and John Lennon.They later made him their road crew manager – and he toured the world with them at the height of their fame.Tony says this will be his third visit to Moville – and has already told Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr about it.He said: “I tell the two lads about Beatle events I attend around the world. “I love Moville. It has a unique atmosphere and hospitality,” he added.FORMER BEATLES ROAD CREW BOSS SET FOR MOVILLE’S BEATLESFEST was last modified: July 21st, 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:FORMER BEATLES ROAD CREW BOSS SET FOR MOVILLE’S BEATLESFESTlast_img read more


first_imgThree national champion horse-carriage drivers have set off on an epic journey from Donegal to drive a horse and trap the length of Ireland.The horsemen left Malin Head yesterday.Dan J Spillane, 58, from Macroom, Co Cork, cracked the whip to lead the fundraising drive from scenic Malin Head early yesterday in the hope of completing the 750km journey to Mizen Head in Cork next week, raising money for cancer research along the way.The Ballinagree Horse Driving Club member, who has been driving horses for over 20 years, said it has been a dream of his to complete the trip using a horse and carriage. “It’s something I always wanted to do and I thought if we’re doing it, why not collect money along the way, and make a holiday out of it,” he said.He and his team hope to raise around €40,000 for the Breakthrough Cancer Research, the fundraising charity for the Cork Cancer Research Centre at Cork University Hospital.HORSEMEN LEAVE MALIN HEAD ON EPIC JOURNEY was last modified: July 10th, 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:donegalhorsesIrelandlast_img read more