Collaboration Vital to SDGs’ Implementation

first_imgBlamo Nimle, the Executive Director of Sustainable development Network Liberia, has called for collaborative efforts between the Liberian government, partners and the civil society organizations (CSOs) for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the betterment of the country.He made the call recently at a program marking the one day Social Good Summit held at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Monrovia.The program was intended to educate the media and the citizenry on the significance of the SDGs with key focus on Goal 17-target eight of the SDG Goals, which calls for operationalization of the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhancing the use of enabling technology, and in particular information and communication technology.Mr. Nimle frowned on the invited officials who were asked to discuss how technology can foster creative connections and new ideas to improve life for Liberian youths and students; but unfortunately, none of them attended the program.Nimle said in order for Liberia to successfully implement the SDGs, there must be dialogue between government officials and CSOs to clearly show the standpoint of the government in tackling the issues. “It is very disappointing that all officials of government invited including the Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Federation of Liberian Youths, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Finance Ministry among others did not show up to discuss the issues.“We are not deterred by the absence of the government officials; however, we will make follow up on those officials on how the over US$4 million was spent on technology in Liberia and yet Liberians are not benefiting from the project,” Nimley 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

Manchester City to launch mega money move for Ruben Neves in January – reports

first_imgManchester City may launch a £60million January bid for Wolves star Ruben Neves.Pep Guardiola is still looking for a midfielder after missing out on Jorginho, who moved to Chelsea earlier this summer. Neves signed a five-year deal with Wolves earlier this summer Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes The Portuguese signed a contract with the newly-promoted side earlier this summer but the lure of City could be too much for Neves who is reportedly a big admirer of Guardiola’s. smart causal Latest Transfer News Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings center_img gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 1 highlights And according to The Sun, Neves, who has been dubbed the Portuguese Andrea Pirlo, is wanted by the Premier League champions.City had scouts at Molineux last weekend where Neves scored a free-kick in Wolves’ draw against Everton.And Guardiola will have the chance to see the midfielder for himself when City travel to Wolves on Saturday.Neves is represented by super agent Jorge Mendes, who already has a number of City players on his books including Bernardo Silva and Ederson. silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED impact last_img read more

CHARLIE AND PADDY’S TRACTOR RUN FROM CLOGHAN TO FINTOWN – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgDrivers and supporters at the Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward Tractor Run for Clogan and Finntown Day centers on Sunday last. Photo:- Clive WassonIt’s sometimes the simple things in life that make you smile the most.And people certainly smiled as they watched people take part in Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward’s tractor run on Sunday.Tractor fans take to the road at the Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward Tractor Run for Clogan and Finntown Day centers on Sunday last. Photo:- Clive WassonNobody cared about the rain as it got heavier from Cloghan to Fintown. Sure the craic is mighty behind the wheel of a Massey at any time.Sandwiches and smiles were the order of the day!Many thanks to Clive Wasson for the pictures.       Stephen and Betheny Robb at the Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward Tractor Run for Clogan and Finntown Day centers on Sunday last. Photo:- Clive WassonJames Robb, Sabrina Keatley, James McGlynn, Bridie McGlynn, Michael Houston and Lauren Houston at the Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward Tractor Run for Clogan and Finntown Day centers on Sunday last. Photo:- Clive WassonBernard Byrne, Niall Byrne and Kevin Milsop at the Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward Tractor Run for Clogan and Finntown Day centers on Sunday last. Photo:- Clive WassonMichael Long, Philip Robb and Jackie Reid at the Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward Tractor Run for Clogan and Fintown Day centres on Sunday last. Photo:- Clive WassonCathy McGlynn, Mary Gallagher and Sharon Marley at the Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward Tractor Run for Clogan and Fintown Day centres on Sunday last. Photo:- Clive WassonSeamus McGlynn, Colin Gallagher, John Gallagher and Patrick McGlynn at the Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward Tractor Run for Clogan and Finntown Day centers on Sunday last. Photo:- Clive WassonEugene Harkin at the Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward Tractor Run for Clogan and Finntown Day centers on Sunday last. Photo:- Clive WassonAndrew Buchanann at the Charlie Mor McMenamin and Paddy Ward Tractor Run for Clogan and Finntown Day centers on Sunday last. Photo:- Clive Wasson CHARLIE AND PADDY’S TRACTOR RUN FROM CLOGHAN TO FINTOWN – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: May 13th, 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:CloghanFintowntractor runlast_img read more

BUNDORAN REALLY PUSH THE BOAT OUT!

first_imgMembers of Bundoran Lifeboat Station are hoping to have raised a substantial amount of cash following their annual boat push today.Once again the hardy members pushed a boat push form Ballyshannon to Bundoran.The push started at 12 noon but despite the bad weather there was plenty of people out in force to drop the guys a few euro. As we all know the lifeboat service relies solely on donations from the public to keep them in the water and saving lives on an annual basis.There were plenty of sour hands and feet when the volunteers finished their 10km push.But don’t worry if you didn’t catch them.Anyone who would like to make a donation to help the RNLI crew in Bundoran continue their lifesaving work can contact them via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bundoranlifeboat  BUNDORAN REALLY PUSH THE BOAT OUT! was last modified: September 7th, 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:boat pushbundoran lifeboatlast_img read more

Man rescued from River Foyle this morning

first_imgThe Foyle Search and Rescue saved a man’s life in the early hours of this morning. At 4:30am the PSNI notified the FSR’s Emergency Response Team’s pagers to notify them of reports of a person observed entering the water.The ERT Mobile Unit and two boat crews were dispatched to the scene within minutes. A spokesperson for the FSR says; “FSR Boat Crews on scene observed a male and commenced a rescue. The male was then transported to FSR Base at Prehen where FSR land crew transferred the male to a NIAS Ambulance.“The male was taken to hospital, PSNI and NIFRS also attended the scene. All FSR Emergency and secondary response teams were then stood down.”Man rescued from River Foyle this morning was last modified: August 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:foyleFoyle Search and Rescuerescuelast_img read more

NBA stars hog the limelight at London Olympics 2012

first_imgIf you thought star power at the London Olympics is only about putting on the best shows in various arenas, you have to take a look at the US men’s basketball team.From the time they landed in London, the NBA stars have been in focus, though this time it’s not about winning matches for their respective clubs but how they can land America the gold medal again.From 1992, when the ‘Dream Team’ made its huge appearance at the Barcelona Olympics, the American basketball team has a huge aura which no other team has.Look at it in terms of superstar value and the kind of attention these star players get, you will swoon. As a globally televised sport which has a huge connect with the world audience, names of the NBA stars ring a bell for any fan.Yet, when they come to the Olympics, it’s all about keeping egos aside and performing as a team. On Sunday, the Yanks will fight it out against Spain for gold, a repeat of the Beijing final.Even though on the last day of the Olympics the showpiece event is the closing ceremony, the basketball final is truly a blue-chip event with the millionaires of the sport ready for one last fight to glory.Just sample some of the names which play basketball for the USA. Compared to tennis silver medallist Roger Federer who was the second highest paid athlete at the Games ($52.7) million on the Forbes list, the collective value in monetary terms of the basketball players is a huge sum.advertisementSuperstar LeBron James is the fourth overall with $53 million despite a 20 per cent salary cut. And he holds a stake in Liverpool FC through his marketing partnership with Fenway.The true giant in America, whose interviews are so sought after is Kobe Bryant as the Los Angeles Lakers star is currently paid  $52.3million and is sixth overall. He has the highest salary/winnings.Kevin Durant is 34th overall with close to $ 40 million earnings and Carmelo Anthony is 44th overall. He gets a salary of $ 14.9 million and totals $ 22.9 million.Lower down, you have Chris Paul ($13.2 million) and total 19.2 million and Deron Williams 84th but has a salary of 16.2 million.In sharp contrast, you have the seven feet and one inch tall Spaniard Pau Gasol at 95th on the Forbes list for top athletes and you know what the basketball competition is about.Unlike the poorer athletes who live in the Games Village, the American basketball kings live in posh villas like the tennis stars who annually hire places in Wimbledon.It’s a study in contrast when you have at one end of the spectrum normal athletes and those who live classily.Yet, whenever it has come to the Olympics, the NBA stars have always put the country’s interests ahead and the results are there for us to see.On court, they battle it out like a perfect team, though this time around the Argentine side has posed problems for them.The NBA fan like you and me would think that when you put an assembly of giants on the floor, points will be scored easily and matches won.However, the beauty of sport lies in its unpredictability. Just as many people lost money when they bet on Federer for gold at the Olympics, for the American basketball players it has not been a case of taking the opposition for granted.So high was the ticket demand even for their league matches, even the accredited media had to put in early requests.So what is the difference between action in the NBA and the Olympics? I can tell you it is as different as cheese and chalk as in the Olympics, its national fever which runs all through the fortnight.Yet, to forget egos, the kind of money you make as professional athlete and just fight for the country is a very different challenge.Yes, the Yanks crank themselves up in the Olympics basketball arena as the world watches so many giants leap, run and score points.last_img read more

SPORT-RAHANE 3 (SPB3)

first_imgRahane also hailed Kohlis Test captaincy, saying the Rahane also hailed Kohlis Test captaincy, saying the Delhi batsman has been handling the team very well. “Under Virats captaincy, the good thing is that every member is backing him and he supports all. The entire team is progressing in one direction, which is a good sign. The team has got only one goal and all of us are working towards the same – that we have to win matches and series. “Each individual has his own style of leading and Virat has been handling the team well and the team has also been backing him to the hilt.” Rahane, who made his Test debut in March, 2013, at the Feroz Shah Kotla and then has not played another five-day international game in the country, says he was looking forward to play at home against South Africa in the upcoming series of T20s, ODIs and Tests. “After a long time we are going to play in India – Tests, ODIs and T20s. It is important to respect the opposition, whatever be the conditions you are playing in. But we will look to play the kind of cricket we have been playing over the last one-and-a-half to two years. Its important to stay positive all the time and look to dominate the opposition.” Rahane differed when reminded that the Proteas have announced a Test squad comprising three frontline spinners and that Indias recent record against the slow bowlers was not very rosy. “I believe we have played spinners as well as we had done against fast bowlers. We have done well against the spinners. Okay, we have got out to them, but we have dominated them too. In Sri Lanka, our motive was to give our bowlers enough time. As a batting unit, our thinking was about our teams requirement. “We played with five bowlers and its important to take 20 wickets to win a Test match. We have practiced in the nets against spinners, what shots to play and how to dominate them. “I believe even against South Africa we will be preparing for that and I am sure we will dominate their spinners and the entire bowling unit,” he said confidently. (MORE) PTI SSR SDL BS AH RYSadvertisementlast_img read more

LALIGA SANTANDER SET FOR MORE THRILLS AND SPILLS

first_imgAdvertisement The tightest LaLiga Santander early-season title race in years continues this weekend, with fans in both the Basque Country and the Spanish capital eagerly looking forward to ‘derbi’ clashes.Defending champions Barcelona currently sit top of the table, but one of Real Madrid, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Real Betis, Alaves or Espanyol could take over by Monday with anything possible given the unpredictable results of recent weeks.Meanwhile, local pride is also at stake in the Basque derby between Athletic Club and Real Sociedad on Friday night, as both the Bilbao and San Sebastian based sides look to return to form.Saturday lunchtime sees Girona host Eibar at Montilivi, a chance for the Catalan side to get revenge for heavy defeats to the Basques in both meetings last season. Next up on Saturday Levante visit Getafe’s Coliseum Alfonso Perez, with both sides buoyed by positive results last weekend.The first ‘top of the table’ clash comes at Alaves’s Mendizorroza stadium, where Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui’s stumbling side face a stiff task against a side unbeaten at home so far this season under Abelardo Fernandez.The focus then switches to the bottom for Saturday’s late game, with Leganes and Rayo Vallecano aiming to build on improved recent performances when they meet in a south Madrid derby at Butarque.Sunday’s early fixture brings together two newly promoted teams, with Valladolid out to extend their three-game unbeaten run against a Huesca side looking for a first victory since week one.Two of LaLiga’s in-form sides then meet at the Wanda Metropolitano, with Diego Simeone’s Atletico coming into the game on the back of a strong showing in last week’s Madrid derby and Quique Setien’s stylish Betis side picking up form in recent games.LaLiga’s current top scorer Andre Silva will then aim to shoot his Sevilla team to a fourth straight LaLiga Santander victory when the Estadio Sanchez-Pizjuan hosts the free-scoring Celta Vigo side.Sunday evening also sees Espanyol and Villarreal clash, with the Barcelona-based side bang in form and the visitors’ forward Gerard Moreno returning to his old home at Cornella-El Prat.League leaders Barça then round off the weekend action with a mouth-watering clash at Mestalla. After a bright start Ernesto Valverde’s side are looking for a first LaLiga win in four while fellow Champions League side Valencia are hitting their stride thanks to a super-tight defensive line.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man City roll on with victory against Everton

first_imgEverton 1 Manchester City 3: Guardiola’s men one win away from title Russell Greaves Last updated 1 year ago 02:21 4/1/18 Man City - Cropped Twitter @ManCity A first-half blitz laid the foundations for Manchester City’s latest win as Everton were brushed aside on Saturday. Manchester City warmed up for a season-defining month with a commanding 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park to set up a potential Premier League title party against rivals United.Pep Guardiola’s side face Liverpool over two legs in the Champions League quarter-final and welcome their bitter Manchester rivals to the Etihad Stadium in April, when they will also travel to Tottenham.It is a run of games that could see them win the Premier League and take a huge step towards European glory, making Saturday’s dominant triumph a timely one as a victory next weekend would seal the top-flight crown. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The damage was done inside 12 minutes against a lacklustre Toffees team, with Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus on target, the former capping a fine move.Everton won this fixture 4-0 last season, serving Guardiola with the biggest league loss of his managerial career, but the hosts – who also grabbed a draw in Manchester in August – were well off the pace on this occasion.Guardiola’s 50th English top-flight victory – which saw City become only the third team to beat all 19 opponents in a single Premier League campaign – was wrapped up before the break as Raheem Sterling got in on the act, with Yannick Bolasie’s consolation goal doing nothing to prevent the leaders restoring their 16-point advantage at the summit.FT | 1-3 #efcvcity #mancity There we were, now here we are.One win from the title. pic.twitter.com/QczDcWyJtZ — Manchester City (@ManCity) March 31, 2018 The visitors soon forged ahead in eye-catching fashion as Aymeric Laporte and David Silva brilliantly linked up, the latter driving the ball across goal for Sane to expertly volley in from eight yards.Bolasie then missed a glorious chance to level things up, heading over from close range, and Everton were quickly punished.City sprung forward and Jesus converted his first league goal since November from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross to put the champions-elect in control.A near-miss from Leighton Baines’ curling free-kick showed Sam Allardyce’s men carried some attacking threat, but it paled next to the brilliance of his counterpart’s well-oiled team.Silva shot narrowly wide from just outside the box and then returned to his familiar role of provider, laying on a simple finish for Sterling at the end of a rapid City counter-attack.37. @ sterling7 ‘s 21st goal and @ 21LVA ‘s 11th assist of the season! Absolute FLAMES, boys!0-3 #efcvcity #mancity pic.twitter.com/821ra0yZPz — Manchester City (@ManCity) March 31, 2018 Fernandinho’s deflected strike called Jordan Pickford into action early in a second half during which Everton finally sought to challenge their opponents’ authority.That bolder approach paid dividends in the 63rd minute when Bolasie’s low, skidding effort beat Ederson and went in off the Brazilian’s right-hand upright to break the winger’s 525-day Premier League scoring drought.City were hardly rattled, though, and soon reasserted themselves by dictating the play, quashing any outside hopes of a Toffees revival in the closing stages.While City will simply hope for more of the same in their upcoming blockbuster fixtures as they go in pursuit of a treble, Everton must pick themselves up for the Merseyside derby, when the home crowd will be far less forgiving of a performance like this one.Key Opta Stats:- Pep Guardiola is now the second quickest manager to reach 50 Premier League wins in the competition’s history, doing so in just 69 matches. Only Jose Mourinho (63 games) reached 50 wins faster.- Guardiola has now beaten 21 of the 22 Premier League teams he has faced as a manager in the division, only failing to beat Middlesbrough in two attempts (D2).- This was the first time that Everton conceded three or more goals in the first half of a Premier League game at Goodison Park since August 2009 against Arsenal.- City are just the third club to have three players (Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and David Silva) reach double figures for assists in a single Premier League season, after Liverpool (1995-96) and Arsenal (2004-05).- David Silva has provided six Premier League assists against Everton, more than he has against any other side.- Since the start of the 2015-16 campaign, Kevin De Bruyne has provided 42 assists in the Premier League, more than any other player in the top five European leagues.- Raheem Sterling has scored 21 goals in all competitions this season; only one Englishman in the Premier League has more – Harry Kane (35). read morelast_img read more

Report: Napoli 0 Barcelona 4

first_imgA stylish second half from Barcelona saw them sweep aside Napoli in Michigan to claim a 4-0 friendly win on Saturday.Antoine Griezmann got his first goal for the club since his €120million move from Atletico Madrid, in between strikes from Luis Suarez.Ousmane Dembele added a fourth against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who lost the first friendly meeting in Miami 2-1 on Wednesday and were simply no match for the Catalans here once they fell behind. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? It was an encouraging display from Ernesto Valverde’s Barca, without the injured Lionel Messi, ahead of their LaLiga opener at Athletic Bilbao on Friday. When you score your first goal for Barça @antogriezmann  pic.twitter.com/IoTYZrlZJ7— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 10, 2019Griezmann dragged a clear chance wide and Dembele also fluffed his lines as Barca failed to capitalise on their first-half openings.Suarez was denied by Alex Meret, but Fabian Ruiz went within inches of giving Napoli a lead at the break.Griezmann spurned another chance three minutes after the break, firing straight at Meret, but Suarez was on hand this time to side-foot home the rebound.Barca turned on the style for their second eight minutes later. A passing move starting from the back four ended with Carles Alena sliding a superb throughball to Jordi Alba – perhaps fortunate not to be flagged for offside – who squared for Griezmann to bury an easy finish.It got worse for Napoli just two minutes later, as Dembele picked up Suarez’s pass from a loose ball and teed up the Uruguay star for a stunning curling strike that flew past Meret from the edge of the box.Dembele marked a strong second-half showing by driving into the penalty area and drilling a right-foot strike into the bottom-left corner, ensuring Barca will head into the new season in positive fashion. CONNECTION: STRONG pic.twitter.com/zbCv3vHuIq— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 10, 2019 read morelast_img read more