FC Bea Mountain FC Technical Director Extols Management

first_imgSecond division club FC Bea Mountain After finishing fifth in the 2016/2017 second division league season of the Liberia Football Association, the Technical Director of Cape Mount based club FC Bea Mountain, Emmanuel Shoniyin, has extolled the management of the team for the level of support during the just ended league season. Shoniyin said FC Bea Mountain, owned by the Bea Mountain Manning Company, was able to finish in the fifth position of the top flight league due to the overwhelming support from the management.FC Bea Mountain ended the first half of the season at the bottom of the log after collecting six points from 11 games, but was able to recover in the second half of the season, a recovery that Shoniyin attributed to the level of support from the management in phase-two of the season. “Football is a technical game and it has to do with finance so we immediately called on the management through its President Mr. Sando Wayne for financial support to the team, and they came to our rescue,” he said.According to Shoniyin, the additional support from the company to the team in the second half of the season made an impact after the team officially signed four new players, including striker Leon Power Quamic from Watanga FC, Jacob Popu from relegated Holder FC, former FC Fassel player Lansana Zayzay and Daniel Paye from Monrovia Club Breweries, to build up the team for the remaining half of the season. “We did not only use the support given us by the management to sign players, but also increased the players’ bonuses and salaries that motivated our players to put up a better performance in the remaining games; and we were able to recover from our phase-one nightmare,” he added.Shoniyin has, meanwhile, expressed confidence over the team’s level of preparedness for the upcoming season and assured supporters of the club that the team has embarked on signing additional players for the next season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Twelve BC athletes bring home medals from Olympics in Rio

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province today recognized 12 BC athletes that brought home medals from the Olympic games in Rio over the past two weeks.A total of 142 athletes with a connection to B.C. competed at the Games in 18 different sports. They brought home: one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals.The notable athletes from BC that earned medals are as follows:Taylor Ruck, Kelowna – swimming – bronze x2Kayla Moleschi, Williams Lake – rugby – bronzeEmily Overholt, Vancouver – swimming – bronzeLindsay Jennerich, Victoria – rowing – silverPatricia Obee, Victoria – rowing – silverHilary Caldwell, White Rock – swimming  – bronzeLaura Brown, Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeJasmin Glaesser, Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeGeorgia Simmerling, West Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeSophie Schmidt, Abbotsford – women’s football (soccer) – bronzeChristine Sinclair, Burnaby – women’s football (soccer) – bronzeCatharine Pendrel, Kamloops – women’s mountain bike – bronzeIn total, Canada won 22 medals: 4 Gold3 Silver15 Bronze“British Columbia’s Olympic athletes and coaches showcased to Canada, and the world, what we are capable of. Our athletes significantly contributed to Team Canada’s medal count, but perhaps even more than that, they inspired another generation of young Canadians to dream big, and participate in international sport.” – Premier Christy Clark- Advertisement -An athlete from Northern BC represented the north in the games: Alyxandria Treasure, Prince George, BClast_img read more

‘Scapegoat’ Ozil should quit German team- father

first_img0Shares0000Mesut Ozil’s father said he believed his son had agreed to have a photograph taken with the Turkish president only out of “politeness” and that it was never meant to be a political statement © TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/AFP / KAYHAN OZERBERLIN, Germany, Jul 8 – The father of Mesut Ozil said Sunday his son should quit Germany’s national squad after he was “made the scapegoat” for Die Mannschaft’s shock first-round defeat at the World Cup.Ozil, 29, has come in for hefty criticism in Germany after the World Champions crashed out in Russia, finishing bottom of their group. Pressure had already been mounting on the Arsenal midfielder in the World Cup run-up over a controversial photograph with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was seized on to question his loyalty to Germany.On Thursday, Germany’s team boss Oliver Bierhoff sparked a new round of outcry over a statement suggesting Ozil, who has Turkish roots, should have been dropped after his failure to publicly clear up the Erdogan meeting.“This statement is insolent. In my opinion, it is aimed at saving one’s own skin,” said the mid-fielder’s father Mustafa Ozil in an interview with Bild am Sonntag.Bierhoff later backtracked, apologising that he “was wrong”.Ozil senior said he believed his son had agreed to have a photograph taken with Erdogan only out of “politeness” and that it was never meant to be a political statement.He also defended Ozil for not having spoken out to clarify his position.“He no longer wants to explain himself, he no longer wants to have to defend himself all the time. He has been playing for nine years in the German team… including becoming world champions with the A-team.“He has contributed a lot for this country. It has always been: if we win, we win together.“But when we lose, we lose because of Ozil? He is now getting whistled at and made a scapegoat. I can understand if he feels insulted,” said the midfielder’s father.Calling the treatment accorded to his son “so unfair”, Ozil senior said “he needs to decide for himself. But if I were in his place, I’d say – thanks a lot but that’s it!”“The hurt has grown too strong. And who knows what’ll happen at the next match. In Mesut’s place, I would step down. But that’s just my very personal opinion,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN LADIES,LETTERKENNY LADIES RUGBY IS BACK IN ACTION, GREAT WAY TO GET FIT, HAVE FUN AND MEET NEW FRIENDS.TRAINING MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7.30-9.00 AT THE GLEBE IN LETTERKENNY.IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT 0868771051TRUST ME LADIES ITS WELL WORTH GIVING IT AGO. LETTERKENNY LADIES RUGBY LOOKING FOR NEW PLAYERS was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 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:LadiesLetterkenny RugbyMondaynew playersNew seasonNoticesSporttrainingWednesdaylast_img read more


first_imgThe three charities to benefit from this year’s North West 10K are the Donegal Down Syndrome Association, MS Ireland Donegal Branch and the Buddy Bear Appeal.Details of the race were announced last night at a function attended by both the Lord Mayor of Letterkenny Gerry McMonagle and the Mayor of Donegal Noel McBride.Further details of the event, which takes on Sunday, May 6th in Letterkenny, will be announced soon. To date, the event which first started in 1996, has raised over a staggering €500,000 for local charities.  NORTH WEST 10K COMMITTEE ANNOUNCE LUCKY CHARITIES was last modified: March 13th, 2012 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:North West 10klast_img read more


first_imgTHE Errigal Cycling Club’s youth programme starts again this Monday evening at Glenveagh National Park.Starting at 6.30pm it gives children a chance to learn basic cycling skills and add to those they already have in a safe environment.Everyone is welcome to the Sprocket Rocket club! The club’s James Harkin said they will also launch a major international youth cycling event which takes place for the first time in Co Donegal this August.“The upcoming errigal international youth tour, which will attract up to 200 youth riders between the ages of 10 and 16 takes place this August bank holiday weekend,” said James.Cyclists will compete in and around Gartan on August 4, 5, and 6 at under 12, under 14 and under 16 level.The youth tour will be a major boost for tourism in the county, attracting riders from all over Ireland and Britain. For more information go to www.errigalcyclingclub.com  CYCLING CLUB STARTS AGAIN AT GLENVEAGH – MAJOR TOURNAMENT FOR DONEGAL was last modified: May 13th, 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:CYCLING CLUB STARTS AGAIN AT GLENVEAGH – MAJOR TOURNAMENT FOR DONEGALlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Advances To MVC Championship Game With 86-68 Win Over Wichita State

first_imgSenior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.), the 2017 Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year, poured in a season-high 34 points, including 23 second-half points, to lead all scorers. Wendell’s great performance moved her to third all-time at Drake in career points with 2,521. Story Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) recorded her 16th career points/assists double-double with 11 points and a game-high 11 assists. Ingle’s big game made her Drake’s all-time assists leader with 772 career dimes. She moved past Connie Newlin (1978-82), who had 767. Drake, who trailed 33-27 at halftime and shot just 30.4 percent from the floor in the first half, including not making a single three-pointer (0-of-7) in the half for the first time all season, slowly chipped away at Wichita State. MOLINE, Ill. – The top-seeded Drake University women’s basketball team rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat Wichita State, 86-68, on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at iWireless Center. Full Schedule Roster Sunday’s championship will be broadcast online on The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio at 1350 ESPN Des Moines. Print Friendly Version No. 19/20 Drake (27-4) outscored Wichita State (15-16), 59-35, in the final two quarters to advance to the MVC Championship game for the 12th time and make its first appearance since 2014. Drake will play either No. 2 UNI or No. 6 Evansville on Sunday at 2 p.m. for the tournament title. The winner of the championship game earns the Valley’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Photo Gallery HTML Box Score The team traded baskets in the first six minutes before a pair of and-ones by Wendell and Hittner fueled the Bulldogs to a 22-7 scoring run to close the quarter as Drake held a 64-52 lead going into the final quarter. Bachrodt and Wendell scored 11 and eight points, respectively, in the run to help Drake rally from its largest halftime deficit to a Valley opponent this year. It was the largest halftime deficit since the Green Bay game on Dec. 3. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) added 14 points with 12 coming after halftime. Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) scored 11 points. Hittner and Wendell each pulled down a team-high seven rebounds while Bachrodt chipped in four assists. PDF Box Score The Bulldogs are seeking to win their sixth MVC Tournament title and first since 2007 on Sunday. Drake owns a 41-23 all-time record at the MVC Tournament and is 5-6 all-time in MVC title games. vs. UNI 3/12/2017 – 2:00 PMlast_img read more

Irish Wheelchair Association launch ‘Angels’ campaign in Donegal – Pic Special

first_imgThe Irish Wheelchair Association launched their national fundraising campaign ‘Angels’ on Wednesday last as they held a karaoke night. The event took place in the Irish Wheelchair Association’s Community Centre, Glenview, Carnamuggagh, Letterkenny.The beloved Angel pins and other Angel-themed products will be sold by volunteers throughout County on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November 2019. Irish Wheelchair Association’s Angel fundraiser will help provide a range of essential services to people with physical disabilities from its community centres in Donegal and across the country.Irish Wheelchair Association provides a diverse range of services supporting people with disabilities in their personal development and community life.In 2018 alone, Irish Wheelchair Association provided over 1.3 million hours of Assisted Living Services to 2,246 adults and children across Ireland and almost 80,000 days of services in community centres nationwide.Its fleet of 119 buses provided people with disabilities with accessible transport throughout Ireland to connect them to their communities. Mary McGrenra from Irish Wheelchair Association in Donegal explained: “Irish Wheelchair Associations Angel Appeal is our largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised from our Angel’s Day campaign help us support people with physical disabilities within our community.“We provide essential services to people with disabilities that facilitates independence, improves quality of life and supports them in accessing education, employment and participation in community life throughout Donegal.“Volunteers will be selling Angel pins outside all ALDI stores and in various other locations throughout the county. If you meet our volunteers please purchase an Angels pin or make a donation to ensure people with disabilities can enjoy equal rights, choices and opportunities and live their lives independently.”This November Irish Wheelchair Association is asking community groups, organisations, businesses, and schools in county Donegal to volunteer their time to assist with the Angels Appeal.There are lots of ways to get involved; including volunteering to sell Angels pins/products or hosting a coffee morning during November. To learn more about how you can get involved in Angel’s day please email angels@iwa.ie visit www.iwa.ie/angels or contact Caroline Boyle on 074-9177448 or email drcmanorcunningham@iwa.ieIrish Wheelchair Association launch ‘Angels’ campaign in Donegal – Pic Special was last modified: October 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

South African entrepreneurs talk about Forbes Africa 30 list

first_imgDuring its annual developer conference, global giant Facebook featured numerous African inventers. They were among those who created new products and features for the online social media platform.The F8 Conference, as it is known, took place over two days in April in San Francisco. A range of new products, tools and interactive demos were featured, and a host of speakers attended to assist developers build, grow and monetise their apps.“We believe that local entrepreneurs and developers will be the ones to meet the needs of their immediate community, and we are working with developers to know how we can support them in doing so,” said Emeka Afigbo, a manager at Facebook.“We are listening to our developer partners in Africa, and the strong showing for F8 is a reflection of our commitment to doing more with our partners across the continent to help them build products and businesses.”See the conference highlights:The following apps, created by African developers, were launched at the conference:Afrinolly (Entertainment, Nigeria)Gumtree South Africa (Classifieds, South Africa)Vzikoko (Entertainment, Nigeria)Jobberman (Jobs, Nigeria/Ghana)The Net (Entertainment, Nigeria)My Music (Media, Nigeria)Smaller F8 gatherings were also hosted in Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town and Morocco, where participants watched the sessions as they took place in San Francisco.Three young Malawians won a developer challenge. Walter Moyo, Thandie Magasa and Daniel Mvalo created Maternitech, an app that provides an educationalplatform to reduce the pregnancy rate in girls under the age of 18.Watch this interview with the three Malawian developers:The Talk to Me app was created by 10-year-old Panashe Jere, who learned to code at a Coding for Kids session at the Malawi hub. “This app converts input text into voice so children always have someone to talk to,” said Facebook.Users on the platformAs of June 2014, reported Facebook, there were 100 million people arriving on the platform every month across the African continent, with over 80% on mobile.Compared to the US and Europe, there are a billion more people in Africa using Facebook on mobile devices. (Image: Facebook for Business)South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

“Vermont 1” GC86 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 2, 2011

first_imgView from near “Vermont 1″Five months after the first geocache was placed in Oregon state in May of 2000, geocaching had spread Vermont. “Vermont 1” (GC86) was the first geocache placed in the state of covered bridges and brilliant fall colors.GPS Guy and Michael McNeany placed the Multi-cache on October 15, 2000. More than ten years later, there are now more than 3700 geocaches in Vermont.But Vermont 1 still has a place in local geocachers hearts. The cache has the most Geocaching.com Favorite Points in the state. The difficulty three, terrain three cache has been found more than 100 times. Located among the wooded rolling hills, this cache offers Geocachers scenic views. The first geocacher to log Vermont 1 this year wrote, “This was the find of the month for us! Thanks for the fun cache hunt and keeping this special one active.” Others thanked GPS Guy and Michael McNeany for planning the cache to take geocachers past a roaring waterfall.Waterfall on the way to the cacheContinue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedEnigma #1 – GC448A – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 8, 2012November 8, 2012In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community””Europe’s First” GC43 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 31, 2011January 31, 2011In “Community”last_img read more