MAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)DE GEA,DARMIAN, JONES, SMALLING, BLIND,SCHWEINSTEIGER, SCHNEIDERLIN,MATA, ROONEY, YOUNG,MARTIALSWANSEA (4-2-3-1)GOMIS,SIGURDSSON, EMNES, BRITTON,CORK, SHELVEY,TAYLOR, WILLIAMS, AMAT, NAUGHTON,FABIANSKIThe pressure is on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal after six Barclays Premier League games without a win – and eight in all competitions. That is their worse run since January 1990.After losing 2-0 at Stoke on Boxing Day United drew 0-0 against Chelsea on Monday; van Gaal has overseen 11 goalless draws as United boss, six of those coming since 27 October. However, United have kept seven clean sheets and conceded just three goals in their nine Premier League home games in the 2015-16 campaign.And their 30 points from the first half of the season is their poorest return since the 1990-91 season, when they had 22.Swansea arrive still under caretaker Alan Curtis and are unbeaten in three games, drawing two and going 270 minutes without conceding. However, they have scored in two of their last six games and just three in their last nine.But when these teams met at the Liberty Stadium in late August, Swansea extended their unbeaten start to the season to four games with a 2-1 win with Andre Ayew cancelling out Juan Mata’s opener for United before Bafetembi Gomis struck the winner.That was the Welshmen’s third straight win over United; last season they beat them home and away including the 2-1 win at Old Trafford where Gylfi Sigurdsson claimed the winner.For the Chelsea game Van Gaal recalled Wayne Rooney, but they are still missing Marcos Rojo, Anders Lindegaard, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valencia. Swansea test Eder, Federico Fernandez and Wayne Routledge.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has identified instability in parts of Africa, high energy cost, transport, fragmented and non-integrated economies, and a high dependency on primary commodities as some of the well-known obstacles hindering Africa’s progress.In his statement at the formal opening of the 49th Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank on May 22, 2014, President Kagame acknowledged, “Africa is one of the few places in the world that has a lot of room to grow-more businesses are taking notice globally. But Africa has always had the attributes necessary to rise. So, why have we fallen short?”Taking a specific look at how instability affects growth and development in Africa, the President said difficult situations around the continent today remind Africans that progress can always be reversed, noting, “Together we may rise or together we may fall.”He added, “We are responsible for ourselves. But we are also, to some extent, responsible for each other. Instability in any part of Africa affects us all. That is why we have seen increased engagement by African leaders, the African Union, and regional organizations in peace and security matters on the continent.”President Kagame noted that further progress depends on Africa’s ability to work together and with other partners on meaningful mechanisms to resolve conflicts, which he said calls for continued strengthening of respective internal systems to prevent conflicts in the first place.Unveiling some measures his government has taken in tackling some of the problems he identified, President Kagame said there are projects to the north of Rwanda handled by Kenya, Uganda, and his country for rail and energy infrastructure development.He said these projects streamlined custom procedures as well as easing free movement of citizens in the three countries.On the African Development Bank, President Kagame underscored it as a global institution he considers as an essential bridge between Africa and the wider world.“It keeps the focus on Africa’s unique economic priorities, yet speaks a language everyone understands,” he added.He said the African Development Bank is a model of how Africa and the developed world can work together for mutual benefit and with mutual respect.Rwanda is one country in Africa praised for making maximum use of loans and grants AfDB gives out to member countries.AfDB report shows that grants and loans provide Rwanda are being used to improve infrastructures and the country is among three fast growing economies.Economy report of Rwanda shows that the country heavily relies on Agriculture and Tourism to support its economy, and with the help of AfDB’s loans and grants, it has constructed roads and public buildings and millions of citizens have been lifted out of poverty.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– issues call for abused women to “speak out and get out”Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes has issued an urgent call to women in domestic violence situations to “speak out and get out”, noting that often times, as is being shown, the abuse ends in death.The Minister, currently assigned to undertaking development activities in Linden, made the call on Friday, after visiting 38-year-old Onika Kingston who was seriously burnt about her body with hot rice water by her reputed husband, Leslie Woolford on Thursday.Kingston, of Silvertown, Wismar, Linden, remains a patient at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC), where she was admitted after suffering first- and second-degree burns to approximately 28 per cent of her upper body, including her back, chest, and arms.The incident occurred at the couple’s home after an argument ensued. Woolford who then rushed to the Police station to report what transpired has since been taken into custody. During the visit, Minister Broomes offered words of encouragement to the mother of five and wished her a speedy recovery, as she posited that justice would be served. Issuing an encouragement to women, the Minister noted that she too has had challenges in life as a woman, but noted that she has always stood her ground.“Had I not, maybe I would have been just like another woman,” she said, adding that abuse was a topic many women did not want to address. “I’m saying toMinister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes and Region 10 APNU Party Chairman Deron Adams during the visit to the hospital women, we have to have the strength to walk away…to find independence in ourselves,” she said.The Minister said while she understood that women may want to stay because of their children, children were not happy in abusive relationships. Often, she said, in these situations, the father ends up in jail and the mother dead, leaving the children behind. As such, she urged women to mobilise and draw strength in each other to break the cycle, noting that there was no excuse for the level of violence being meted out to Guyanese women.Minister Broomes noted that initiatives such as “Girl Power” were started in Linden to empower women. She pleaded with women to look for the signs of abuse, and urged them to be strong and not encourage such behaviour.“I still think as women, we need to put our bars and put it a bit higher…the question is, ‘are you going to stay there and die?’…the time in Guyana, it is sickening to see what is happening,” she noted, as she questioned, “Where are the voices of all the women organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations” at this time?“I want to move motions … I would really want to see us as women in Guyana raising the bar and pitching, not only pitching our voices but ensuring that we put an end to it, that we put a stop to it.”She said in some places women were abused by men, who were then charged by Police, but the women would refuse to give evidence against the men. In such cases, she said “maybe” the laws could be pushed so that men are charged regardless.The Minister noted, however, that she was happy that Magistrates were putting just sentences in place for perpetrators. “I want to continue to support the judiciary system and these judges that are taking control and looking at this matter and dealing with it in the way that it needs to be dealt with. That is a positive sign for me,” she said.Broomes further stated that she was appalled by the level of rape in society, noting that through the movement and via social media, many Linden women have reached out to her with regard to rape, which she said is an issue people are “covering up”. She called on leaders, Police and all sectors to play a part in making a difference, adding that a women’s forum is being planned for Linden. She also pointed to the need to ascertain the level of domestic violence and reports, as that would assist in pushing for various policies and institutions. The Minister also spoke on the issue regarding the Linden Town Week pageant scandal as she urged women to speak out and make reports.She opined that contestants should not be the ones to go out to seek sponsorship. “A lot of women have contacted me over this story also in Linden to say how many years it is happening. And so, at all levels in society and more so Linden, I think we got to come together to deal with it. I have engaged the church. We had a wonderful prayer session with women,” she noted, adding that she would be going back into schools to speak with girls.She said sessions were also being organised for men, through the ‘Be the one’ campaign, since they too needed to be heard. The Minister posited that a difference could be made with the help of all stakeholders.“I want to encourage the women that domestic violence is something you should not accept, speak out and get out; don’t compromise with it, don’t hold it, report it to the Police, bring it to the authorities and let us push for action,” Minister Broomes said.
– Advertisement -Video: Cst. Jackelynn Passarell spoke with the media on Friday afternoon and provided a brief update on the case. By Adam ReaburnFriends and family of a hit and run victim will come together to celebrate his life on Wednesday.On Tuesday May 11th, 14 year-old Teddy Lou was riding his bike down 76th street when he was struck by a red vehicle heading westbound on 89th avenue. Friends and family are organizing a public memorial at Duncan Cran School (located on 89th avenue) on Wednesday May 19th starting at 7:00pm. Police are still searching for the vehicle involved. The vehicle is described as a red mid-sized vehicle with minor damage to the passenger side. The RCMP hope further witness interviews will help police narrow down precisely what type of vehicle they should be searching for. Advertisement If you have any info about this hit and run, please contact the RCMP at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.ca
Brian McDaid’s Bundoran foam picturePHOTOGRAPHER Brian McDaid loves getting out and about.So when a woman from Raphoe called him on Sunday afternoon to tell him he’d better get to Bundoran quickly, he wondered what all the fuss was about.Well here it is – a town covered in foam, sent crashing ashore in the storm. And what a stunning picture it is from Brian, who runs the Cristeph Gallery in Letterkenny. BRIAN’S INCREDIBLE ‘BUNDORAN IN THE FOAM’ PICTURES was last modified: January 26th, 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:Biran McDaidCRISTEPH GALLERYletterkenny
ST EUNAN’S GAA NOTESThere will be a FINAL Registration Day this coming Saturday 14th March in the Clubhouse from 12pm to 3pm. Please note that anyone intending to play this year must register this Saturday, if they have not already done so. Anyone who is not registered will not be permitted to train or play for insurance purposes. Any queries regarding same, contact Anne Forde on 086 8342449.There will be a General Meeting this Thursday, March 12th in the Clubhouse. This meeting is open to all club members and starts at 7pm. Well done and thank you to everyone who volunteered on Sunday for the Donegal v Monaghan game from stewards to shop and bar workers, programme sellers and everyone else who contributed in any way to make the day so successful. As usual, Vincent and his team had the grounds in excellent condition. Thanks also to all our sponsors who gave so generously to assist in preparations for last weekend’s events.Thanks also to Niall and his team who worked so hard to get the Clubhouse ready in time for the game. A huge amount of work has been put in by many people and they have all contributed to producing a facility that every member of the club can be extremely proud of.Congratulations to Eamonn Doherty who was on the Donegal starting XV again on Sunday, a proud day for the Club.The grand re-opening of the Clubhouse will be on St. Patrick’s Day as we host a day of Celebration and Culture with local artists. The event will also mark the end of Seachtain na Gaeilge. The timetable of events for the day is as follows: Doors open 1.30pmAll Ireland Club Finals live on TV.Music form 6 to 8pm.Traditional music/Oíche Ghaelach from 8pm to 12pm featuring singers, dancers musicians and comedy.Official opening ceremony on the evening will be performed by Club stalwart Mr. Adrian Shields. Entry to this event is free and everyone is welcome to come along and anyone who wishes to perform on the evening will be most welcome.For more information or if any musicians etc. want to join in, please contact Fergus McGee on 086 8544445.Preparations are continuing for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our parade committee have put in a huge effort in preparing our entry so please come out and support. Anyone intending to march with the Club is asked to meet at Tobin’s on the Port Road at 1pm on St. Patrick’s Day ahead of the parade.Please remember to maintain your support for the Topaz Cash for Clubs initiative by stamping the St. Eunan’s Card in Tobin’s Topaz or by collecting stamps from any other Topaz outlet when you refuel by €40 or more. The club would like to extend it’s sympathies to the Sherry family, Monaghan on their recent bereavement.Anyone who wishes to have anything included in the weekly notes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before 9pm on a Monday evening.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST FINAL REGISTRATION NIGHT was last modified: March 10th, 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)Tags:donegalSt Euann’s GAA notes
FINN HARPS MUST finish ninth in the 2017 season to secure their place in the Premier Division, it has been confirmed.The fixtures for the new League of Ireland season have been released today, with Harps starting their campaign at home to FAI Cup winners Cork City on Friday, February 24.Of greater concern to Harps officials now will be the confirmation that the League of Ireland is reverting to a ten-team Premier Division for the 2018 season. The Harps Board have agreed their budget for the 2017 season ‘in principle’, but now must meet with the FAI who will rubber stamp it.However, senior club officials at the Ballybofey club saw they may now have to ‘revisit’ their budgetary plans, given that the new format means that Harps will have to finish above at least three teams to secure survival.The 2017 First Division champions will be automatically promoted with the bottom three clubs in the Premier Division set to be relegated.“To get to a budget that would equate to the teams in fourth, fifth or sixth in the League, it would mean doubling and more the Finn Harps budget,” a Harps official said. Harps voted against the change and club secretary John Campbell, writing on Facebook this week, appealed for what he called ‘Corporate Donegal’ to ‘take the steps support-wise’ to secure Premier Division football for Harps.Leading members of the Premier Club Alliance (PCA) have pushed for the ten-team League, although it is believed that League champions Dundalk were not in favour of the change.The likes of St Patrick’s Athletic, Shamrock Rovers, Cork City, Sligo Rovers and, perhaps surprisingly, Bray Wanderers, are understood to have led the change.However, Harps officials were in the dark until the official release of information by the League this afternoon.The ‘Conway Report’, which was published in August 2015, recommended a ten-team top division, claiming that it would mean ‘more games with more at stake for clubs and fans for more of the season’. Harps open with a home clash with Cork. Following that, Harps will be away to Bray Wanders before they host Galway United at Finn Park.Harps are pencilled in to face Derry City on Friday, April 14 at Maginn Park.Derry’s first game at Maginn Park will be on Sunday, March 5, when they face Limerick.The full fixture list is available here: http://www.sseairtricityleague.ie/images/2017_Season_SSE_Airtricity_League_Premier_Division_Fixture_List.pdf Uphill battle ahead for Finn Harps as ten-team League confirmed was last modified: December 22nd, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
A Donegal nurse has spoken of her pride at meeting President Michael D Higgins at her adopted home in London.Bernadette PorterThe President visited Irish NHS workers at University College Hospital and among them was Raphoe woman Berndaette Porter.The meeting was part of a small gathering along with the President’s wife Sabina. Bernadette proudly wore on her uniform the MBE she got from Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace this year for her great work in the area of multiple sclerosis.“It’s the first time I’ve worn it in public” said Bernadette, who is 25 years in London.She said the President’s visit was “fantastic” and had lifted the spirits of her Irish co-workers “and given them a sense of pride and identity”. WHEN BERNADETTE MET PRESIDENT MICHAEL D – AND SHOWED HIM HER MBE! was last modified: April 12th, 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:Bernadette PorterPresident Michael D HigginsRaphoe
Desabre (right) was unveiled as Pyramids FC head coach on Monday afternoon. (PHOTOS/Agencies)Barely two days after he terminated his contract as Uganda Cranes’ head coach, Sebastien Desabre has been unveiled at Egyptian side Pyramids FC.The Frenchman who guided Uganda to a round of 16 appearances at the 2019 AFCON was named shown to the media on Monday, July 8th, at a press conference held at the 30th June Military Stadium in Cairo.The press conference was attended by Pyramids’ chairman Hossam Elbadry and vice chairman Mamdoh Eid.Desabre is understood to have put pen to paper on a two-year deal that will see him guide Pyramids through the 2019/2020 and the 2020/2021 seasons.During the press conference, Desabre expressed his joy to be joining Pyramids. “I am Very greatful to be joining Pyramids FC. Said the 42-year-old.‘I was very focused on Uganda Cranes and respected FUFA very well but I had to decide quickly.‘I am now focused on my new project and hopefully it will be a success. This is the second club that Desabre will handle in Egypt after having previously served as Ismaily head coach before joining Uganda Cranes.He has been with the Cranes for a one year and a half period, leading them to the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.While there, the Cranes finished second in Group A before losing to Senegal at the round of 16.For the Cranes, he was in charge of 18 matches, winning 6, drawing 5 and losing 7.Desabre was in charge of 18 games as Cranes head coach.Desabre has in the past coached at ESC Rocheville, ASEC Mimosas, CS Garoua, ES Tunis, Club Recreativo Desportivo Libolo, Dubai Club, JS Saoura and Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club.About Pyramids FCPyramids Football Club is an Egyptian football club based in Cairo. The club currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest league in the Egyptian football league system. Pyramids (formerly Al Assiouty Sport) was formed in 2008 in Assiut. The club was promoted to the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in its history in 2014, after winning the promotion play-off.In the summer of 2018 the Chairman of the Saudi Sports Authority Turki Al Sheikh took over the team. The team’s name was changed from Al Assiouty Sport to Pyramids FC and the money he invested in the club went on to affect the Egyptian Premier League.On 28 June 2018, former Al Ahly’s coach, Hossam El Badry was announced as chairman of the club, Ahmed Hassan as spokesman and football team supervisor, Hady Khashaba as football director and former Botafogo coach Albert Valentim as the new manager.Comments Tags: Pyramids FCSebastien DesabreUganda Cranes
It appears ever more clear that Klay Thompson will be back in the Bay in 2020.He and the Warriors “plan to reach” an agreement on a five-year, $190 million maximum deal Sunday when Golden State front office executives visit Thompson in Los Angeles, according to NBA insider Shams Charania.Warriors general manager Bob Myers said after Golden State’s NBA Finals defeat that the team would offer maximum contracts to both Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. Ever since that statement, reports have …