The Nelson Association is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Minor Hockey Week with a host of events highlighted by the annual Novice Tournament.Minor Hockey Week has been celebrated in Canada since 1958 when the idea was adopted from the first event the previous year in Trail.That’s when Charlie McLean organized the first Minor Hockey Week at the Cominco Arena in Trail, promoting the event with the slogan — Don’t Send your boy to play hockey, TAKE him!
How is Suso going through this confinement with the coronavirus?I live it with the family together, we don’t leave home. I have a small garden and there I am with the child many times. And we have to train, of course, although running on the treadmill is a bit monotonous. But when these things happen, football takes a back seat.And the situation affects you almost twice, after so many years in Italy.No one imagined that it would have such an impact. But in Spain there is a very good Health. In Milan they have no place even for the sick, that is critical. Musacchio’s family, for example, left for Spain a week earlier and he is in Italy only as one.In the merely sporty, does this break come at the worst moment, for the good form with which you had started at Sevilla?It hurts us all. It’s not good for players to stop, and before LaLiga resumes it will take something like a preseason. It is impossible to go out and get fully into the competition week.And the Euro Cup, suspended. Did you hope to go?Luis Enrique almost always counted on me and I feel that he had a good chance of playing it. But first of all there is the health of the people. What hardest is going so young from Cádiz to Liverpool, two opposite places. And also you eat things alone, because I left without the family. The important thing is to be willing to learn. In England there is much more physical and more rhythm; Italy is a very tactical football; and Spain has a little bit of everything. Here the qualitative level is much better. Lopetegui summoned him in the lower ones and made him debut in the Absolute. He likes that you are a modern extreme, who goes inside.The good thing is to read every moment. Julen likes to start from a fixed scheme but then give as much freedom as possible. Although it is true that I usually leave the lane to the right side. I’m not a pure extreme.And go to the side with which you share the right wing: Jesús Navas.He is more like an end, a ‘false side’ I tell him. 34 years? Well, it’s very fresh and always trains hard.He has been away from home for 10 years, since he was 16. In Liverpool, in Almería, in Milan, in Genoa … Cut that? Are you the typical carnival ‘gadita’ from La Caleta?Do not (laughs) My parents tell me that I am a gaditano from Bilbao. Monchi, who loves Carnival, asked me if I liked it. I said no and he hasn’t asked me anymore. The beach does suit me.How does it feel to return to kilometers from your native Cádiz?This is a joy! My parents can take the car, come to Seville and then come back … And I have never been able to experience Spanish football like this; in Almería he was too young.In Milan it exploded, but now he played little. What happens to such a big club?There I have been with three presidents, several coaches, dozens of players … It is difficult to start something solid. Every year when you start it is completely different.In his career many assists come out. Is he more of a passer than a scorer?Yes, I don’t deny it. I love leaving the teammate alone in front of the goalkeeper. Scoring goals is the most difficult but generating game has a special magic.That left-handed …The left-handed is standard, says my mother. There are footballers to whom God gave the physique and I gave this leg.And from Seville, what do you expect? Monchi dreams of discussing a title for Madrid and Barça.I hope to play the Champions League, which would be beautiful. And win something, of course. Also being able to stay here, hopefully that happens. Regarding the greats, with work, passion and intensity the distances are shortened. Monchi made the transition very well this year at Sevilla. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 20, 2020
The Senate Chairman on Internal Affairs, Governance, Peace and Reconciliation, Senator Armah Jallah of Gbarpolu County, is calling for increase in the country’s defense capability, though at high cost, but for the primary reason of using them to deter war and maintain the peace.Senator Jallah made the statement recently upon the return of a platoon size of members of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) from Mali at the end of a year-long peace keeping mission. He commended the peacekeeping contingent for the level of distinction, sacrifice and dedication exhibited during the course of their duty.The Gbarpolu Senator who is also a member of the Senate Committee on Defense, Intelligence, Security & Veteran Affairs, assured that with the impressive and disciplined representation made by the AFL in Mali, the Legislature will not hesitate to make available the necessary funding to help increase the force’s manpower and capability.The Senate’s Peace and Reconciliation Chair averred that such maximum display of professionalism by the men clearly expresses the country’s readiness to once again assume its peacekeeping role exhibited on the African Continent many decades prior to the unfortunate civil upheavals.Senator Jallah called on all AFL personnel constituting Liberia’s next peace keeping contingent, who have departed the country for Mali, to emulate the distinct and patriotic examples shown by their colleagues.It may be recalled that during the regime of late President William V.S. Tubman, a reinforced company group of the AFL was sent to ONUC in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1960 on a peace keeping mission.In another development, the Gbarpolu lawmaker who has launched a campaign of supporting institutions, has underscored the need for budgetary support to the Press Union of Liberia. He stressed that with the level of work the Liberian media industry has performed and continues to perform in projecting the post-war reconstruction image and development efforts, needs support just as is being done for other key institutions. He pledged to lobby with his colleagues for their consent to consider budgetary allotment for the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) in the 2014/2015 National Budget.Senator Jallah is, meanwhile, calling on all Liberians to continue to support the Government of Liberia as it continues its endeavors to build a more professionalized and civil-based armed forces and work assiduously to ensure a more responsible and free press during these critical times of the country’s democratic existence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In the ongoing Ebola rice theft case involving health workers, the Ganta Magisterial Court last Friday threw out the case indefinitely, because the prosecution filed in a motion to have the case declared “Nolleprosequi” due to the lack of sufficient evidence. Their motion was granted by the court.The clerk of the court said the prosecution had the right to re -file their claim, whenever they have their entire evidence ready. But, “for now this case is declared Nolleprosequi,” he said.Nimba Public Defense Attorney Menwaseh Paybayee argued that the case was thrown out due to the prosecution’s unpreparedness to bring their witnesses.“When the case started for the third time, the prosecution filed in a motion for a submission of Nolleprosequi meaning,” he said, “prosecution does not have sufficient witnesses against the accused so the accused must back off and resume their normal duties,” he said.“We are prepared at any time to fight this case whenever the prosecution brings in their witnesses and all relevant pieces of evidence to substantiate their case,” he said.He threatened to sue those who made accusatory statements, which implicated the accused, but did not call any name.Ganta City Solicitor Atty. James Boayou said: “I declare the case Nolleprosequi until the complainer can come and explain the details of the case to me.”“I cannot prosecute in the absence of the plaintiff, the County Health Services Director Ramsey Leesala, whose name was mentioned in the writ,” he added.One of the health officers who was in charge during the time of the incident and was frequently seen at the Sanniquellie Police Station when the truck containing the rice was arrested, Dr. Loraine Cooper, has now sought another assignment in Grand Cape Mount County as County Health Officer, making it very hard for the prosecution counsel to get plaintiff equipped for the case.Efforts to get Ramsey Leesala remain futile as his phone rang endlessly without any response.There is great concern across Nimba about how the government downplays such a high profile case almost one month after the incident occurred.Musa M. F. Kromah, a resident of Ganta said, “Government downplays such a high profile case by not sufficiently preparing to gather all the necessary pieces of evidence before going to court.”“We were hearing some speculations about some high profile county official being behind the rice saga, but the way the case was handled, how will we know the truth,” he asked.The issue regarding the stealing of Ebola rice really touched the minds of many Nimbaians, especially those living in Ganta which had been an Ebola epicenter in the county.The court room was always packed whenever the case was scheduled for hearing. The throwing out of the case has brought great disappointment to many residents.Exhibits of the stolen items, including a bag of rice, a bag of beans and a container of other items were seen in court as evidence of something legal minded people said was improper.“All of the items alleged to be stolen should have been brought to court as evidence,” said an on looker.The case broke out 1st October 2014, when the Ganta LNP Detail arrested a vehicle marked TP. 766 with 200 bags of 25kg rice, 15 five-gallon containers of vegetable oil and 10 bags of beans, which were alleged to have been a portion of the rice donated to Nimba by World Food Program (WFP) for Ebola- quarantined patients.The bags of rice were loaded on to a mini truck heading for Saclepea from Sanniquellie when it was arrested by police in Ganta allegedly without any waybill.However, the accused, C. Paul Nyanzee of the County Community Health Service Director, Var Bleh, Ware House Manager, Sarah Lawehyee, Kou Yelibor, County Mental Health Officer and businesswoman Kou Kouh of Saclepea have been exonerated by the court and freed to resume their civil liberties.They were charged by the Liberian National Police for criminal facilitation, criminal conspiracy and theft of property in the Ebola Rice Case.The case was presided over by Stipendiary Magistrate Nyan Meator Ben of the Ganta Magisterial Court.The prosecution had failed to present their witnesses three times, beginning Monday 27th, until they finally asked for nulleprosequai on Friday 31st October bringing the case to what appears to be an end.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ranks of the Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit are hunting for a taxi driver, identified as Anthony Carmichael, who abandoned his motorcar on Sherriff Street, Georgetown with more than 100 pounds of compress marijuana on Monday morning.Based on reports received, the motorcar bearing registration number PKK 1609 originated from New Amsterdam with the well wrapped packages of marijuana in the back seat and trunk of the vehicle.More details in Tuesday, April 17 edition of the Guyana Times.
Brazil legend Dunga has been named the Selecao’s new manager following Luiz Felipe Scolari’s resignation.‘Big Phil’ stepped down after his side’s home World Cup ended in humiliation, crashing out in the semi-finals with a crushing 7-1 defeat to eventual winners Germany, with the hosts eventually finishing in fourth place after a 3-0 loss to Holland in the third-place play-off.And 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has now returned to the hotseat following an announcement on Tuesday afternoon, having already managed the side from 2006 to 2010.He led the five-time world champions to the 2007 Copa America and 2009 Confederations Cup crowns, and guided Brazil to the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals, but was sacked shortly after the competition.Dunga launched his second spell at the helm with an attempt at dampening expectations of the national side by stressing that Brazil always have a target on their backs.“I’m very happy for the opportunity the CBF (Brazil Football Confederation) have given me. We need to stop thinking we’re the best and work harder,” Dunga said.“Before the World Cup happens we sell to the public the idea we’re going to win, but we don’t know if we’ll win.“We need to be more modest. It’s important to compromise because our opponents always want to beat us because we’re Brazil.“The Brazilian shirt is very respected, but everyone wants to beat us. We have to be prepared for that.“We can’t think that we’ll pull on the Brazilian shirt and win the World Cup before it’s even started.“Nothing happens before the game starts. The most important thing is what happens during the 90 minutes on the pitch because that’s when you win or lose.” New Brazil boss Dunga 1
Former Manchester City stars Gary Neville and Phil Neville Gary Neville to Valencia – now there’s one we never saw coming!The Manchester United hero, England coach and top class pundit stunned the football world by becoming the La Liga side’s new manager on Wednesday.His move to Spain means he is reunited with brother Phil, who has been coaching at Valencia since June.And the Drivetime lads want to know which Neville brother gets your vote – so let us know in the poll below! 1
1 Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan Chelsea are in talks to sign Radja Nainggolan of Roma, Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims.Antonio Conte, who is set to take charge of the Blues this summer, is a big fan of the midfielder, and he wants to make him his first signing at Stamford Bridge.Nainggolan, 27, is an energetic presence in the middle of the park, renowned for his tackling and ball-winning abilities. Yet, he still offers an attacking threat, chipping in with three goals in 29 league appearances this term.Chelsea fans were delighted with the news when the rumour broke, as they believe Nainggolan is a player who can bring world class quality back to West London.We collect some of the best reactions to the news that the Blues are in talks to sign the midfield star this summer…
Pictured at the launch of Earagail Arts Festival are Failte Ireland’s Joan Crawford, Festival Chairman Dessie Larkin, Patricia Mc Bride, Festival Director, Paul Brown, Meabh Conaghan and Shaun Hannigan. Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.It’s all systems go as Earagail Arts Festival launches a jam-packed, fun-filled festival programme and members of the public are invited to be a part of it. Volunteers play a key role in the success of the Festival and organisers are holding two volunteers’ information sessions in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Wednesday 11th June at 7pm and Saturday 21st June at 2pm.Those interested in finding out more about volunteering for EAF this year are welcome to attend. In addition to the volunteer effort, the support of local businesses in the county plays a major role in the festival’s success.The Station House Hotel in Letterkenny is the festival’s accommodation sponsor and Marketing Manager at the hotel, Siobhan Barrett-Doherty said, “Once again, we’re delighted to come on board as accommodation sponsors for this year’s festival.Joan Crawford of Failte Ireland and Siobhan Barrett Doherty, Sales and Marketing Manager, Station House Hotel, which is the premier accommodation sponsors for this year’s Festival. Also pictured is Festival Director Paul Brown and venue sponsor representative, Ann Marie Mc Manus from the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny.“The partnership is a natural fit for us because The Station House Hotel is about giving our guests a warm Donegal welcome and Earagail Arts Festival is an excellent way to experience that welcome at its very best.The festival’s centrepiece production is ‘Fiesta’, a new play celebrating one of the finest dance halls in Ireland. Running from Saturday 12th to Monday 14th July. ‘Fiesta’ is a not-to-be-missed celebration of the music, memories and stories that made the Fiesta Ballroom in Letterkenny so unique.At the programme launch, and in honour of the Fiesta Ballroom, the Earagail Arts team dressed in their finest vintage frocks, with hair styled in beautiful 1950’s fashion by the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing team.Another key event in the festival programme is “I Do”, an exciting piece of site specific theatre by UK based Theatre Company Dante or Die, which delves into the emotional twists and turns of the morning of a wedding.The venue sponsors, Clanree Hotel, will host this thrilling event, while Evolve Menswear will be sending out a very special invitation to the wedding.Commenting on the association, Aileen McCloskey, Marketing Manager, Evolve Menswear said, “As a local business, Evolve Menswear is delighted to support Earagail Arts Festival. Donegal is one of the most beautiful places in the world and Earagail Arts Festival attracts people from all over to visit our lovely county to experience the magic that the festival represents.In honour of the festival’s centrepiece production “Fiesta” the Earagail Arts team went vintage with hair styled courtesy of the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team.Additional sponsors of the festival include John McGinley Luxury Coach Travel, Inishowen Motors, Watson Hire, Letterkenny Credit Union and LYIT, whose contribution and support helps festival organisers deliver an enriching and unrivalled cultural experience every year.Now in its 26th year, Earagail Arts Festival takes place from Saturday, 12th – 26th July and is one of the flagship Donegal events along the Wild Atlantic Way.This year’s festival has something for everyone, from family and outdoor events to theatre, comedy, art, workshops and music from all corners of the world. Hosting a vibrant and varied programme throughout Inishowen, Letterkenny and west Donegal, Earagail Arts Festival features the best of local and international performances.Volunteering is one of the best ways to experience all that the festival has to offer, so come along to the volunteers’ information sessions and start planning your summer of festival fun.For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ieEaragail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL HOPING YOU HAVE A ‘FIESTA’ THIS SUMMER was last modified: June 11th, 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:BusinessErrigal Arts FestivalFeaturesnews
Calling all runners, joggers and walkers to don your local GAA club colours and join the Donegal GAA 5K fun run/walk to take place in Ballybofey, this Saturday, April 6th, at 11am.From elite athletes to leisure strollers, all are welcome to come along, take part and show your support in raising much needed funds for all our county teams, both adult and underage.Registration begins at 9.30am at Sean McCumhaill’s GAA Centre, Ballybofey. Sponsorship cards are available from all local GAA clubs throughout the county. Non GAA Club members will be required to pay a €5 entry fee on the day.So grab your club jersey, a teammate, a family member or a friend and come along to what will be a great morning out in support of our boys in green and gold. Prizes for the top times recorded will be up for grabs.Please also note that the official launch of Club Tír Chonaill’s Donegal GAA Training Centre Fund for 2013 will take place on Sunday 7th of April in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey at 5pm (immediately after the Donegal V Dublin Allianz Football League Game in MacCumhaill Park Ballybofey).All are welcome to attend to learn more about the development of the state-of-the-art Donegal GAA training and development facility underway in Convoy. For more information log onto: www.donegalgaa.ie or contact Chairman of Club Tír Chonaill Cieran Kelly on 087 2450505. DONEGAL GAA 5K IN BALLYBOFEY THIS SATURDAY was last modified: April 4th, 2013 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:DONEGAL GAA 5K IN BALLYBOFEY THIS SATURDAY