Aussie netballer to visit PNG

first_imgWatson, from the Melbourne Vixens,  will be here from the 7th-11th of this month and will be travelling with representatives from WaterAid and Netball Victoria.Watson will meet with the PNG Pepes team plus the patron of Netball PNG and wife of PNG Prime Minister, Lynda Babao and firstly visit a WaterAid project at a school in Port Moresby.Here Watson will play netball with the girls and discuss issues of water, sanitation and hygiene.She will later visit communities in the East Sepik Province and maternal health facilities in Western Highlands.Watson, who is studying to be a teacher on top of her netball commitments, said she is excited about her trip to PNG.“I’m excited to be visiting PNG with WaterAid because the health and wellbeing of young women around the world is something I am extremely passionate about.“Sport is a vehicle that encourages self-esteem and leadership, while water, sanitation and hygiene are vital to improving health, reducing poverty and ensuring girls stay in school,” said Watson.WaterAid PNG country director Eileen Tugum said that WaterAid is using sport as a way to engage with communities in PNG about the benefits of water, sanitation and hygiene and to enable communities to demand better access to these services from their governmentslast_img read more

Afghan shocker! – Afghanistan beat West Indies at World T20

first_img Earlier, key batsmen Shahzad (24) and captain Asghar Stanikzai (16) fell early while trying expansive shots off Samuel Badree (3-14), who also clean bowled Usman Ghani off his fifth delivery. Samiullah Shenwari and Naib fell in the space of six runs and left their team reeling at 56-5 in an attempt to increase the scoring rate. Zadran and Nabi added 34 runs for the sixth wicket stand – going from 56-5 to 90-6 – before Nabi fell in the 17th over off a brilliant catch which was set up by Sammy. He stretched full length and palmed the ball into the safe hands of Samuels after intercepting Nabi’s hard drive at extra cover. Zadran held the innings together and took the total beyond 120 when he smashed two boundaries in Bravo’s last over of the innings with a switch-hit and a crisp drive through the covers. Key batsmen NAGPUR, India (AP): Spirited Afghanistan upset former champions West Indies at the World Twenty20 with a thrilling six-run victory in their last Group One match yesterday. Afghanistan’s four-pronged spin attack – led by 17-year-old leg-spinner Rashid Khan and experienced off-spinner Mohammad Nabi who both returned identical figures of 2-26 – restricted the West Indies to 117-8 on a turning wicket after Najibullah Zadran’s 48 off 40 balls earlier anchored them to 123-7. Despite the defeat, West Indies topped Group One over England on a superior net run-rate as both teams finished on six points with one defeat and three victories. West Indies will take on India in the second semi-final at Mumbai on Thursday. Afghanistan lived up to their promise to at least win one match in the Super 10 stage after earlier putting up brave performances before losing to England, Sri Lanka and South Africa. “We knew we could defend the total after watching low scoring games here in Nagpur,” Afghanistan coach Inzamam-ul-Haq said. “Our spinners were fantastic today and the fielding was simply outstanding.” Extra cover Needing 25 off the last two overs, Carlos Brathwaite smacked two sixes off Gulbadin Naib’s gentle medium pace, but West Indies captain Darren Sammy holed out at extra cover in the same over. With 10 required off the last six balls, Brathwaite missed Nabi’s first two deliveries before Zadran took a spectacular diving catch at deep mid wicket to stun the 2012 champions. In the absence of rested Chris Gayle, West Indies couldn’t get the sort of start it wanted as Evin Lewis was out for a duck in his debut T20. In form Andre Fletcher pulled his hamstring at the end of the sixth over and left the field in pain. That opened the door for Afghanistan to have a crack at the middle order. Marlon Samuels (5) was baffled by Khan’s vicious googly and was bowled off the back foot and Dwayne Bravo (28) was trapped leg before wicket by Nabi. Denesh Ramdin was stumped by Khan’s sharp leg-spinner after the wicketkeeper-batsman made a pedestrian 18 off 24 balls, while Andre Russell (7) was run out by a direct throw from wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad to reduce West Indies to 98-6 in the 18th over.last_img read more

Court ‘Purges’ Jones & Jones Contempt Charge

first_imgA contempt of court against the Jones & Jones Law Firm has been purged (dropped) and a claim that they were representing one of the defendants in First International Bank (FIB) US$4 million theft case also dismissed.Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C’ recently took the decision after he established that it was not Jones & Jones that represented defendant Richard Gboyah at the Monrovia City Court but a lawyer from Jones & Associates Law Firm that represented the defendant and subsequently asked the Sky Insurance Company to bail him out from jail.Gboyah and nine other co-defendants were charged of money laundering, economic sabotage among other crimes by the Liberian government, for the disappearance of US$4m from FIB, where they were employed.He and some of his colleagues were said to have jumped bail that Sky Insurance secured to prevent them from going to jail, while awaiting trial.In his decision, Judge Gbeneweleh declared, “The plea for mercy by the Jones & Jones Law Firm, coupled with the request of prosecution to purge the contempt is hereby granted and the contempt is also purged.”Before the ruling, Jones & Jones law firm clarified that, though it received a letter (from the court) to bring defendant Gboyah to court, no record showed that it represented him in the FIB case.It also explained that the record from the Liberia National Police (LNP), who arrested, investigated and charged the defendants, showed that one Atty. Poboe who represented the defendant during his hearing was from the Jones & Associates Law Firm.It even proved that the police record sent to the Monrovia City Court that first heard and granted the bond for the defendants’ representation was Atty. Poboe from Jones & Jones Law Firm.Atty. Poboe, who died recently, was a lawyer from Jones & Associates.“Due to these facts that appeared on the record it is clear that we never represented any defendant in the case and as such, said record was a mistake and a surprise to us,” the Jones & Jones law firm stressed.After the clarification, Jones & Jones subsequently pleaded with the court to purge the contempt of court against them, which Judge Gbeneweleh grantedShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MRU Youth Parliament Liberia-Chapter Impeaches its Speaker

first_imgStephen N. Karly addressed cross section of journalists at a press conference in Monrovia The Mano River Union Youth Parliament -Liberia Chapter (MRUYP-LC) has impeached its current Speaker, James M. Kolleh of Bong County, in accordance with Rule 23.1 & 2 of the organization’s statute. Kolleh has subsequently been replaced with Mohammed A. Massaley of Grand Cape Mount County.Mr. Kolleh was expelled from the Parliament following a majority vote on a motion from Harris A. Cyrille of River Gee County.The Chairman on Information, Culture, and Tourism, Stephen N. Karly, told reporters recently that the decision to impeach the Speaker was reached in Plenary after a resolution was submitted by G. Mackie Cole, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs from River Cess County.Karly said the resolution carried nine counts ranging from embezzlement, bribery, ineptitude, and gross violation of the statute which governs the institution.He also claimed that the 3rd MRU Youth Parliament has not been represented at any regional or international functions since its sitting because of the Speaker being inept.“The Speaker’s inability to properly and adequately communicate, consult, and call regular leadership meeting, collaborate with the Deputy Speakers, and acting unilaterally further justified Kolleh’s impeachment,” Karly said.Shortly after the decision was announced, Executive members of the Parliament elected Mohammed A. Massaley as Speaker by a unanimous white ballot.In addition, the 1st Deputy Speaker,  J. Fahn Deghar, and 2nd Deputy Speaker, Daniel N. Nills, retained their respective posts.Mr. Kolleh defies his impeachment procedure says he remains the legitimate speakerMr. Kolleh has meanwhile described his removal as illegal.In a telephone interview, Kolleh said the allegations levied against him were untrue and meant “to bring my character into public ridicule.”According to him, the Mano River Youth Parliament is a direct photocopy of the Legislature. As such, everything that governs the body comes from the Senate.“Rule 24.1 says that in order to remove the Speaker, you need two third of the majority of the total membership of the parliament which constitutes 30 parliamentarians, so to have me removed you need a two-third majority which is 20 persons to vote,” Kolleh said.He maintained that except vote, the Parliament does not have what these individuals called resolution. He also quoted rule 24.3 which states that in order to sustain the Speaker and the two deputies, you also need a two-third majority of the total membership, which also constitute 30 parliamentarian, all of which he said did not meet the criteria set by the Parliament rules.“18 people signed a resolution in Tubmanburg, Bomi County; out of the 18, we were able to use the parliamentary tactics and get two of the signatories withdrawn; currently, 2 persons have withdrawn their signatures,” Kolleh said.He said that it was based on his parliamentary tactics that he withdrew two of the 18 people’s signatures from the document. He identified the two as Joseph Kamara of Bomi and Christian Karbah of Sinoe.“Emmanuel Swen is not a parliamentarian, he is an Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy. The essence of the youth parliament is to serve as advocates against the government, so how can you work in the mainstream government and be a parliamentarian?” Kolleh rhetorically asked.Kolleh said the leadership is currently making an arrangement to lead a delegation to River Gee County, to conduct a by-election to replace Mr. Swen, the former Speaker, who is now a deputy minister.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Flyers host Prince George this weekend

first_imgThe games have unusual start times of 8 o’clock on Saturday night, and 1:30 on Sunday afternoon. Tickets are still available in advance at Ernie’s, or at the door. The Flyers are back on home ice this weekend, as they host the Prince George Senior Mohawks for a pair of exhibition games.- Advertisement -The two teams met for a single game in MacKenzie two weeks ago, with the Flyers winning 4-1.”They’ve got lots of talent, and they bring a good skill level” says Flyers GM Rob Larson. “They haven’t been playing at a high level all year, so they’re a little bit rusty, but they definitely have some good players” he says, adding “it helps our game.”Larson says he is expecting several of the Flyers’ out-of-town players to be in the lineup for the weekend, including the Calgary-based Ryan Carter and Ryan Manitowich. Larson says Prince George’s Tyler Brough should be around for the Saturday game, making him a likely bet to centre Carter and Manitowich on the Flyers’ top line.Goaltender Clayton Pool made his Flyers debut in the win in MacKenzie, and Larson expects Pool to start both games this weekend.Advertisement By Jon Zackslast_img read more

Sacking Van Gaal ‘would cost Manchester United £5million’ – reports

first_imgManchester United will have to cough-up £5million if they want to axe manager Louis van Gaal this summer.The Dutchman’s deal at Old Trafford earns him up to £8million-a-year, but is heavily loaded with performance-related bonuses.It will cost Van Gaal an eye-watering £1m if the club fail to finish in the Champions League positions this season – the amount written into his contract for reaching Europe’s showpiece cup competition.The Dutchman will receive a £400,000 bonus if the club win the FA Cup this season, but has missed out on a raft of other bonuses, according to The Times.There was a £1.5m bonus written into his contract for winning the Champions League and the same amount for winning the Barclays Premier League.Van Gaal’s wage is comprised of a £3.3m basic, a £2m loyalty payment, £1.6m for image rights and £1.1m for taking United into the Champions League.Jose Mourinho has been heavily-linked with the top job at Old Trafford, but there has been no confirmation of what the club plans to do after another disappointing season.However the Dutchman has told reporters he WILL be at Old Trafford next year.He said before last Sunday’s draw with Leicester: “Next year you will see me again.“We always knew that the process would take three years. I wanted to sign only for two years. The club wanted me to sign for three years, not me.“Every week for six months I have been ‘sacked’ – and yet I am still here. But this has happened to me at every club I have been at.” 1last_img read more


first_imgA LEGAL stand-off between a pub owner and his tenant has led to one accusing the other of being unfit to hold a liquor license at Letterkenny District Court.In court John G Larkin, who claims to be the rightful owner of the Millview Bar and Restaurant at Newmills, just outside Letterkenny, appeared before the court to object to the license being renewed in the name of his tenant David Mackey.Mr Larkin told Judge Paul Kelly that he objected to the license renewal being granted on the grounds that he was owed rent by his tenant. However solicitor Patsy Gallagher, representing Mr Mackey, said that such an objection did not have any standing in law. Judge Kelly agreed.Mr Larkin, representing himself, went on to make a number of allegations surrounding an incident last March when he had moved into the popular bar and restaurant and had changed the locks.He gave details to Judge Kelly about the stand-off including claims that Gardai had witnessed a number of incidents.However solicitor for Mr Mackey, Mr Gallagher, dismissed the claims as hearsay and said that a number of civil cases were before other courts in relation to the tenancy agreement.Judge Kelly however said that if Mr Larkin could produce a statement and evidence to back his claim that Mr Mackey was an unfit person to hold a liquor license, then he would hear those allegations at a later date.He told Mr Larkin to “specify in writing the precise reasons for the objection including detailed information regarding March 21.”He said he should also include details of any alleged offences.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until November 26.PUB LANDLORD OBJECTS TO TENANT GETTING DRINKS LICENSE was last modified: October 23rd, 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:David MackeyDonegal DailyJohn G LarkinNEWMILLSPUB LANDLORD OBJECTS TO TENANT GETTING DRINKS LICENSElast_img read more

Unai Emery ‘wants to bring’ Barcelona ace to Arsenal this summer

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 REVEALED Arsenal are interested in signing Andre Gomes from Barcelona this summer, according to reports.Gomes, the Portugal midfielder, has failed to establish himself at Camp Nou in the two years since he left Valencia for Catalonia. Though he has made 78 appearances in all competitions, the 24-year-old’s performances have hardly suggested he is good enough for a club of Barcelona’s standing. Gomes has been regarded as something of a flop since his move to Camp Nou Arsenal have already completed three signings this summer, bringing in Stephan Lichtsteiner, the full-back, from Juventus, goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, the centre-half, from Borussia Dortmund.A deal for Lucas Torreira, the Sampdoria midfielder, is reportedly set to be completed after the World Cup. targets Gomes joined Barcelona from Valencia in 2016 three-way race Latest transfer news Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? targets A summer departure from Camp Nou has been expected for many months, and he’s already been linked with Tottenham and Chelsea recently.And now, according to the Independent, Arsenal have entered the race for the 24-year-old, with manager Unai Emery keen on bringing Gomes to the Emirates this summer. RANKED LIVING THE DREAM LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on It is stated Emery, who replaced Arsene Wenger at the end of last season, ‘sees qualities in Gomes that would fit how he wants to play.Furthermore, Emery is willing to sanction the sale of some of Arsenal’s current players to get a deal for Gomes over the line. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more


first_imgRosapenna Golf Club have won the 2011 Donegal League beatinglocal rivals Portsalon in the final yesterday.This is the first time in the competitions 52 year history that Rosapenna have claimed the trophy.Rosapenna were only in the final once before, in 1982 and lostout to Strabane on the last hole.Leading 4-1 (10 holes up) from the home leg the first pairing of Frank Casey Jnr and Enda Kennedy over came Johnny Shields & Pascal Cullen 3&2 andwith three of the other four matches up and one match all square the match waseffectively over and everyone was called in.To reach the final Rosapenna beat North West, Falcarragh, Bundoran& Buncrana. Well done to the team Captains Francie Boyce & Pete McBride andall the players who competed all season for the golf club.GOLF: ROSAPENNA WIN DONEGAL LEAGUE was last modified: October 3rd, 2011 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:ROSAPENNAlast_img read more


first_imgIt was a smash hit on Broadway, it was a smash hit on the West End.And now Guys and Dolls is set to be a smash hit in Letterkenny as Letterkenny Musical Society bring the fantastic musical to life this week on the stage in An Grianán Theatre. The show opens tonight but Donegal Daily has gained access to pictures from the show as the cast gave it one last run through during last night’s dress rehearsal.Amazing costumes and set combined with a hugely talented cast mean that this show is sure to follow hot on the heels of the last three LMS shows – Annie, Oliver and Calamity Jane – all of which sold out in a flash.Many people were left disappointed by leaving it too late to book their tickets for those shows – don’t take that risk with Guys and Dolls – book your tickets now at and get set for a truly amazing night of entertainment.  SMASH HIT ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ TO AMAZE AUDIENCES – SPECIAL PICTURE PREVIEW was last modified: March 4th, 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:Guys and DollsLetterkenny Musical Societylast_img read more