Boyz surprise Chile

first_img The Chileans tried desperately to get an equaliser but the Winfried Schafer-coached team held firm in defence to come away with a famous victory. Clayton Donaldson fired the Reggae Boyz in front after 36 minutes and Joel Grant made it 2-0 on 53 minutes, before Nicholas Castillo pulled a goal back for the home team eight minutes from time. Jamaica led at half-time when Je-Vaughn Watson slipped a pass to the wily Gareth McCleary down the right and the tricky winger’s low cross found the Donaldson, who didn’t get the best first touch but reacted sharply to toe the ball past the advancing Chilean goalkeeper from six yards. The Chileans, who also had their chances in the half  kept the Jamaicans under constant pressure for the last five minutes but the Boyz held their lead to the break After the break, the hosts had the Boyz under siege with wave after wave of attacks but the Boyz caught them on the counter and Grant headed home from Giles Barnes’ cross on 53 minutes to make it 2-0. The home team increased their intensity afterwards and created but squandered numerous opportunities. But they eventually got a goal back. Kemar Lawrence’s attempted clearance hit Nicolas Castillo and went into the net. Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz had the perfect warm-up for next month’s Copa Centenario Cup when they stunned World number three ranked Chile 2-1 in Santiago last night. The Boyz produced a disciplined and resolute performance over the defending Copa America champions and now appear ready to surprise some of the big guns when the Copa Centenario kicks off in the United States.last_img read more

World Heritage Liberia Workshop Coming Up

first_imgThe Assistant Minister for Culture at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) Louise McMillian has revealed that a world heritage tentative list workshop is expected soon.In a statement to LIB Life, the Minister said the five-day workshop will be held in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Minister McMillian said, “The workshop aims at presenting possible sites for inscription on the World Heritage Properties.” A short introduction will be given about the World Heritage Convention; the Operational Guidelines; the World Heritage List and a review the Tentative List Format for nomination dossier.“This workshop is in the framework of the International Assistance for Liberia to have a world heritage site,” the Minister added.She disclosed that one international expert from South Africa will attend along with three other Liberians who will lecture at the workshop as well as five other site managers.The workshop will run from March 28th through April 1st and will be held at MICAT. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

5 Sewage Manholes Gush out Offensive Mess down Waterside

first_imgFive sewage manholes on Water Street, Waterside, in central Monrovia are gushing out highly offensive contents onto the street while business owners and traders show little concern about the unsightly, foul mess.On touring Water Side yesterday amid the teeming holiday crowds of more sellers than buyers, our reporter could not avoid what he went to investigate: the open manholes oozing out their “dangerous and offensive human chemicals” which in local expression is “poopoo water” running along the groove of the street.Though many business owners and traders expressed disgust, they simply waved their arms in exasperation, some stating that broken or open manholes oozing out offensive odour is a daily occurrence.Businesspeople were seen jumping over the mess and going about their usual business amid the stench as the faeces laden stream trickled by.Some people interviewed by the Daily Observer vented their anger and frustration at the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation and the Monrovia City Corporation for not being responsive enough to repair open or broken sewers.Many said Waterside, as Liberia’s second largest food and merchandize market, does not deserve the poor treatment when it comes to maintaining manholes.It may be recalled that in 2014, broken manholes delivered the same offensive mess and the situation remained unattended to despite complaints from business owners.On many occasions, officials of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) would send out messages of assurance that efforts would be made to clean up the sewage system.A resident on Randall Street identified as Sam Zongolo observed that the dramatic increase in the population of central Monrovia “has led to the drastic increase in the output of sewage in many parts of the city.”He added that Monrovia’s sewage system needs reconstruction to prevent the occurrence of broken sewage pipes.A middle aged woman said, “This is one of the reasons Monrovia is plagued with air borne diseases.”Madam Elizabeth Hawa Collins told our reporter that LWSC officials need to leave the comfort of their offices on King Sao Bosso Street and see the sanitation threats at the Waterside business district just below their premises.A used shoes dealer on Coleman Hill east of Waterside, Matthew Kolleh, told the Daily Observer that something practical must be done in the current dry season. “The government should ensure that the sewage system of Monrovia is not neglected because our lives are in grave danger,” he said.At the third open manhole, dozens of business owners and consumers held their noses owing to the bad odour that filled the air.Moses Saa Nyumah, 45, operating a wheelbarrow, moved with terrific speed and quickly passed over the open manhole close to the former Liberia Tractor and Caterpillar Corporation (LIBTRACO). As a result of his speed, he collided with other wheelbarrow operators spilling their goods to the ground.“It is the faeces from that manhole I was trying to escape that caused me to hit your wheelbarrows and I want you to forgive me,” Nyumah pleaded with his fellow wheelbarrow traders.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NEW: ‘FRANCOIS STARTED CROOKED EMPIRE WITH STOLEN CASH’

first_imgA BUSINESSMAN has expressed surprise that so many people were conned by crook Francois de Dietrich.And he claims today that the Frenchman who swindled ‘investors’ out of €20M started his empire with stolen cash.Donegaldaily exposed Francois’s crimes six months ago – and we have also had it independently confirmed that de Dietrich stole up to €200k from a business in Donegal. He used this cash to start his Etic Solutions front company behind which he ran his scam.Businessman Stephen Kelly told donegaldaily today: “I know the guy 10 years and can’t understand how people where conned by him.“I saw both sides of him many times, he could make his staff feel like nothing one minute then charm the socks off someone he believed was wealthy the next.“He was running the same scam away before 2007, then it was Wine Investment and only involved around 1,000euro at a time but I guess he was building confidence with people. “He setup ETIC solutions from money he stole from a Donegal business.“He used this stolen money to put on a huge front, advertising and renting those offices in Ballybofey.“It looked so silly having huge offices with six staff..when they all could easily fit into one!”Mr Kelly warned: “He does need to be stopped now-and put behind bars…this guy will feel no remorse..and he will do it again.”Last night donegaldaily revealed that Francois has been to jail THREE TIMES in his native France for fraud. One victim was his own brother.Meanwhile a BBC programme tracked de Dietrich down to a village in northern France where he is living openly.He refused to comment other than to say he would return to Ireland to clear his name.He is wanted by police in the North where he faces 18 months jail for contempt of court. The crook swindled €20M out of Donegal investors over a three year period.Previous report here:UPDATED: FRANCOIS JAILED THREE TIMES FOR FRAUDNEW: ‘FRANCOIS STARTED CROOKED EMPIRE WITH STOLEN CASH’ was last modified: June 8th, 2011 by gregShare 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:BallybofeydonegaldonegaldailyFrancois de Dietrichletterkennylast_img read more

OVER €2100 RAISED FOR THE DONEGAL BRANCH OF THE ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY

first_imgBack row l-r Ciara, Anne (Julie Mundy) Stephen, Chloe, front l-r Ethanand Eoin Mc CullaghThe McCullagh family and friends has raised over €2100.00 from a tea day held at their home in Gortin North, Ballindrait on May 5th past.Above, is a picture of the family making a presentation to Julie Mundy from the Donegal Branch of the Alzheimers Society.The McCullagh family along with friends would like to take this opportunity and thank everyone who supported and helped them raise much needed money for such a worthy cause. OVER €2100 RAISED FOR THE DONEGAL BRANCH OF THE ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY was last modified: June 2nd, 2016 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:Alzheimersjulie mundymccullaghtea daylast_img read more

VISIT MCKINNEY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC AND RELIEVE PAIN THE NATURAL WAY

first_imgVisit McKinney Family Chiropractic Clinic 46 Port Rd Letterkenny, and quit being a victim of the pain that affects your nervous system. Their philosophy and design for great health care begins with our highly trained chiropractor Dr Victoria McKinney, American trained and qualified, 18+ years’ experience.Has back pain, neck pain or headache stopped you in your tracks? Are you frustrated and depressed because of the pain in your body?We understand that a life with pain could cause immense frustration, and painkillers might not always be the best solution.Not just that, surgery and medication could turn out to be costly and risky for certain conditions as well.That’s why we want to introduce you to the chiropractic approach of dealing with pain. Eliminate pain and banish stress with chiropractic treatment for the various conditions we treat including spinal disc syndrome, neck pain, back pain, pinch nerve, spine injury, and many more conditions.The common types of pain (as reported in a National Institute of Health Statistics survey) are low-back pain (28.1 percent), severe headache/migraine (16.1 percent) and neck pain (15.1 percent).The health care discipline of chiropractic gives particular attention to the neurological and structural components of your body and can help deal with the common types of pain in an effective manner.Chiropractic care has the potential to improve a wide variety of complaints.Spinal column adjustments are commonly used together with therapeutic exercises and lifestyle counselling for a particular condition. Chiropractic Care: Safe and Effective Means to Treat PainDo you agree that the nervous system is the master control system of the body?Then, you will know that taking good care of your spine will help you live a healthier life.So make your appointment today at McKinney Family Chiropractic Clinic Letterkenny, and relieve the pain you’re feeling the natural way. Call for an appointment and come visit us today!Tel 074-91-67007/086 2393535VISIT MCKINNEY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC AND RELIEVE PAIN THE NATURAL WAY was last modified: August 28th, 2014 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:Featureshealthnewslast_img read more

DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY HOSTING OPEN DAY EVENT THIS WEEKEND

first_imgThe Donegal Donkey Sanctuary are putting the final touches to their ‘Open Day’ event this weekend which is expected to see a huge crowd come out and support this fantastic facility.The Donegal Donkey Sanctuary has done incredible work over the years in re-homing and helping abandoned donkeys. The volunteers have sacrificed their own time and money to look after these vulnerable animals and have nursed many of the malnourished animals back to health.They continue to work tirelessly in order to help these animals and the Donegal public is expected to come out in their droves to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Danny and his team.The OPEN DAY is one of their biggest fundraisers of the years and they rely desperately on the support of the general public to ensure they can continue to carry out their incredible work at the Donkey sanctuary.There are some HUGE prizes up for grabs and the event really is a family orientated fun day which caters for all members of the family. There will be a CLYDESDALE HORSE SHOW and a MEGA DOG SHOW for all those in attendance to enjoy.Throw in face painting, arts and crafts stalls and raffles and games plus LIVE music it really does promise to be a superb day of fun for EVERYONE.Make sure and get down to Raphoe this Sunday June 14th and support this terrific organisation that does such selfless and fantastic work for Donkeys.DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY HOSTING OPEN DAY EVENT THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 9th, 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:donegal donkey sanctuaryFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

‘LETTUCE PRAY’ FOR MAYO – THEY’LL NEED IT!

first_imgThe guys at Donegal Signs have done it again.We reckon Mayo and Aidan O’Shea won’t know what hit them when they come between a Neil Gallagher and Eamon McGee sandwich!‘LETTUCE PRAY’ FOR MAYO – THEY’LL NEED IT! was last modified: August 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BISHOP BOYCE TO RETIRE AS SEARCH BEGINS FOR NEW RAPHOE BISHOP

first_imgBISHOP Philip Boyce is to retire as Bishop of Raphoe within months, Donegal Daily has learned.The Downings-born clergyman turned 75 last January.Under Canon Law bishops submit their resignation when they are 75. Ordained in Rome in 1966, for twenty years he was on the teaching staff of the Pontifical Theological Faculty of the Carmelites in the Vatican.Church sources say his retirement must be confirmed by Pope Francis before it can take affect.A search is already underway for a successor.Bishop Boyce was ordained to his position in 1995. This October 1st will mark 20 years in the role and it’s understood he will leave the position after that date. Four years ago he refused to resign as bishop after calls from victims of child sex abuse by priests that he should go.An audit by National Board for Safeguarding Children singled out Bishop Boyce over a serious case of abuse in which he tried to protect the priest’s family rather than have the cleric removed from ministry.“Bishop Boyce in at least one serious case was keen to protect the family of the convicted priest from further trauma by not initiating laicisation,” then report author Ian Mr Elliot said.“Although the case was referred to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican, the further laicisation process has not yet been completed. This, whilst pastorally understandable, is inappropriate and should be reviewed.”The report also heavily criticised his predecessor Seamus Hegarty. Last month the Irish Times reported Bishop Boyce was among 12 of Ireland’s Catholic bishops may be subject to investigation by a new Vatican tribunal announced by Pope Francis.The tribunal will hold bishops to account where it is claimed they failed to protect children from sexual abuse by priests.It is being established following a proposal by the Vatican Commission for the Protection of Minors. The tribunal will deal with retrospective cases of alleged negligence by bishops.BISHOP BOYCE TO RETIRE AS SEARCH BEGINS FOR NEW RAPHOE BISHOP was last modified: August 17th, 2015 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:Bishop Philip BoycedonegalRaphoeRESIGNATIONlast_img read more

Gallery: More than the sun in North West

first_imgYou may think North West’s only attraction is Sun City, our first casino resort. But the province, tucked under Botswana in the north of South Africa, also offers wildlife, majestic scenery, a literary little town, and rich African culture.Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris at Hartebeestpoort allows visitors to enjoy North West from the sky.Compiled by Mary AlexanderIt’s September. It’s spring in South Africa – and Tourism Month, celebrated this year with the theme “Tourism for All”. To inspire your next road trip we bring you nine galleries, one for each province, showcasing our country’s remarkable beauty and diversity.A thriving tourism industry means South Africa is closer to achieving its National Development Plan goals of skills development and creating decent employment through inclusive economic growth.In North West you can take a balloon ride over ripple mountains smashed out by the blast from one of the earth’s oldest volcanic eruptions. You can marvel at a myth of ancient Africa at the fabulous Lost City. At Groot Marico you can immerse yourself in the bushveld atmosphere that inspired the stories of Herman Charles Bosman. Or you can laze the day away on a boat on Hartebeespoort Dam.Hartebeestpoort Dam on the Vaal River is just an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. The mountains that loom over the dam were formed by the ancient eruption of a volcano hundreds of kilometres away. The circular remnant of that volcano is today the Pilanesberg National Park, a wildlife preserve near the Sun City casino resort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A cheetah – one of Africa’s most endangered animals – at the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre in North West. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Palace of the Lost City hotel at Sun City models itself on a mix of myths and cultures from across Africa. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Inside the Sun City casino. Developed in the 1980s, Sun City is South Africa’s oldest casino resort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Crafts for sale at Chameleon Village in Hartebeestpoort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)African wild dogs at play in the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)French Village, Hartebeestpoort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Hartebeestpoort Dam wall. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The small town of Groot Marico in North West was the setting of a series of famous short stories by Herman Charles Bosman, one of South Africa’s greatest and most tragic writers. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)An old still at Marico Mampoer in Groot Marico. Mampoer, or fruit brandy, is a powerful drink and a recurring theme in the Groot Marico stories of Herman Charles Bosman. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Get up close to Africa’s largest animal at the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary in Hartebeestpoort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A raised walkway allows visitors to safely explore the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary in Hartebeestpoort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Hartebeestpoort Cableway takes visitors from the dam to the top of the mountains. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Craftwork for sale at the visitor’s centre at the top of the Hartebeestpoort Cableway. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Jaci’s Lodges, Madikwe Game Reserve. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Jasmyn Farmer’s Market, Hartebeestpoort. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A nighttime performance at Lesedi Cultural Village, which showcases a range of Southern African traditional cultures for tourists. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Mafikeng Museum in the historic city of Mahikeng, the capital of North West. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A rhino crosses the road in the Pilanesberg National Park. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)The Valley of the Waves at Sun City. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)A hot-air balloon ride view of North West farmlands. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)Inside the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City. (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)last_img read more