Ganta Residents Missed Out On Watching Weah’s Inauguration

first_imgDisappointed citizens flooded the sports pitch.Several Ganta and residents of its environs who turned out in their thousands at the Ganta Sports Stadium to witness the inauguration of Senator George Weah, went home disappointed after they could not find the giant “TV” that some CDCians had promised them yesterday.Snader Charles, 58, said: “I came to witness the inauguration, but nothing is going on here as was expected. We were told on the local radios that the program will be live on a big screen on this field, but since we came here this morning, we are yet to see anything on the screen and we are standing under the sun.”He added: “We want for everything to go on straight in this country, this is why we voted for change. So it is too soon to begin with such a disappointment.”Ganta was very calm with nearly all the public and private business places closed yesterday. The citizens were eager wandering everywhere in search of video club centers to watch the inauguration ceremony, without success.Stampede in the Peace Empire Theater, when it was announced the screen was onPrior to the inauguration, some CDCians made announcements on local radio stations informing the citizens to gather at the Ganta Sports Stadium to witness the occasion live on the giant screen.Anthony Wleh Martin, a nurse, said, “I’ve been here for almost four hours and yet to see the screen that was advertised on the radio stations. We are disappointed that we are unable to watch such a colorful event taking place in our country.”Fun makers were also at the gathering to entertain“We expected the CDCians to have prepared everything yesterday, before making announcements. They were still struggling to set up the screen when it is almost 12 pm. The people are not prepared and it is a big disappointment for us. I would have stayed at home to listen to the program on radio, but an occasion like this is good to watch with friends, where you share fun; so I am actually disappointed,” he added.The Ganta Sports Stadium was very crowded as if the inauguration was taking place in Ganta. Women with babies on their backs, elderly people as well as young people were seen swelling in their numbers at the sports arena, while the CDC technicians managed to set up a TV screen.Another resident, Martin Walker, said, “We were called on the radio to assemble here, but I am so disappointed with this kind of poor planning.”The giant screen under construction though the occasion was almost endingA lot of those present said they were also disappointed with the lack of digital television stations in Liberia, like other countries in the sub-region. “If this occasion had been in Ivory Coast, which is very close to here, it would have been live on TV, where those living in the villages will be able to watch,” said Ma Annie, an elderly woman.However, the CDCians were still trying to complete setting up the TV screen at the stadium until the occasion ended in Paynesville, outside Monrovia. They later moved the occasion to the Peace Empire Theater, where some members of the crowd followed them, but were again disappointed as the technicians failed to get the TV working.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hussain hits 106 for Apollo in Canada

first_imgFormer Guyana Under-15 batsman Farook Hussain hit a belligerent 106 to spur Apollo Cricket Club to a resounding 208-run victory over Malton Cricket Club when action continued recently in the Etobicoke Cricket League 50-over round-robin competition.The right-handed Berbician struck seven fours and three sixes in his 69-ball century as his team piled up a massive 429-8 off the 50 overs. In reply, the host team, Malton, were 221 all out in the 38th over.Hussain was engaged in several attacking partnerships with the first being 80 with his opening partner, Daryal Narine, who contributed 27.Hamlet Gordon, batting down the order, also showed good aggression at the crease by hitting an entertaining 80, laced with seven fours and a six.Another former Guyana youth cricket Harrienarine Chattergoon weighed in with 40 while Surujnarine Kandasammy scored 40 as well. Adrian Sukhwa was also among the runs, striking two effortless sixes and three fours in a cameo 37 as spinner Marc Isa picked up two wickets for 49 runs from six overs.In Malton’s innings, Viabhav Parashar batted beautifully to make 98, which counted five sixes and two fours and Rakulan Santhiralingam made 27. Captain and off-spinner Dion Siewdyal snapped up three wickets for 31 runs from seven overs while Travis Mohammed supported with two wickets. Apollo now have nine victories from 11 encounters, with one loss and one rained-out fixture. The action continues this weekend. (Ravi Madholall)last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgWhere: Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster Wednesday Meetings: EyeOpeners Toastmasters What: Toastmasters meet every Wednesday at Crazy Otto’s on Avenue I. You can order a great breakfast and enjoy a great meeting! A great way to improve your speaking and listening skills as well as leadership skills. For more information, e-mail or call (661) 948-1979. When: 7-8:30 a.m. Where: Crazy Otto’s, Avenue I, Lancaster Friday Clubs: “Let’s Eat Out” dinner What: J&J Social and Travel Club will host a dinner. For reservations, call (661) 267-2586 by Wednesday. When: 7 p.m. Where: Eduardo’s Italian Restaurant, 819 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale Government: Peace vigil What: Join us for a candlelight peace vigil. Bring candles/flashlights/signs. We start with daylight and end without. For more information, contact or When: 5-6 p.m. Where: Corner of 30th St West and Avenue I, site of the future veterans hospital Saturday General: Poppy Reserve open What: Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve will be open, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays. Guided tours will be offered twice daily on weekends, and on request on weekdays. The interpretive center’s closing date will be determined later in the season. The reserve is open year-round from sunrise to sunset with eight miles of trails through the rolling hills, and a serene picnic area. New attractions at the interpretive center this year include live reptiles courtesy of Reptile Rescue, and visits by characters from Antelope Valley’s past. Wildflower updates will be posted regularly throughout the season at, or call (661) 724-1180 for recorded updates. Call (661) 942-0662 or e-mail for more information. When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, 15101 Lancaster Road. Take Avenue I exit off Highway 14 and go west 15 miles. Clubs: Bus trip to see Easter play What: J&J Social and Travel Club will host a bus trip to see “The Glory of Easter” play at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, preceded by dinner at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park. For information on this and other trips, call (661) 267-2586. When: 1:30-10 p.m. Where: Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove Clubs: Spring fashion show What: “Spring is in the Air” is this year’s theme for the Palmdale Woman’s Club Fashion Show, featuring fashions from Dillard’s department store and original designs from students of the Fashion Design Training Center who will model their own creations. Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford will emcee; 10-year-old singer Jaymee Bishop will entertain. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. Tickets: $25, includes a lunch choice of chicken or beef, dessert and beverage. For ticket reservations, contact Diane Shorter at (661) 305-0220. Visit our Web site at to see how you can join the Palmdale Woman’s Club. When: 11:30 a.m. Where: 2141 E. Avenue Q, Palmdale 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tuesday Clubs: League bowling What: J&J Social and Travel Club will hold its weekly league bowling. For information, call (661) 267-2586. When: 6-8 p.m. last_img read more

‘He signed a contract then left for money. What’s he done since?’

first_img Fabian Delph playing for Man City at Villa Park Each week, a leading musician takes our Starting XI Q&A. This week, it’s Primal Scream’s Martin Duffy…1) Who would be the most rock ‘n’ roll signing your club could make?In a rock’n’roll universe… Bring back Robin Friday – he just didn’t care, just like George Best. He’d be up half the night, then turn up and play a corker. 2) If your club was a song or a lyric, what would it be? ‘Down Down’ by Status Quo, because I can’t see any escape for the Villa right now!3) Which football stadium would you most like to play a gig at (that’s not your club’s home ground)? Nou Camp – it’s an amazing stadium, brilliant atmosphere, everything about it. It doesn’t get much better than that. And easy to get a private jet home from.4) Which footballer has the most potential to be a rock star? Mario Balotelli – he’s bonkers. You never know what you’re going to get with him.5) Brit award or Premier League trophy?I’d take Premier League survival, then the Premier League trophy over the Brits.6) When you were a kid, which football and music posters did you have on your wall? Two blondes… Gary Shaw and Debbie Harry. Gary Shaw was a brilliant player [for Villa] and she was the best around at that time.7) Elvis was the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Michael Jackson the king of pop… Who’s the king of football? In the past George Best….Faultless. He could do anything. The miracle man… had the lot. Now, Lionel Messi. It’s amazing that someone that good has managed to keep coming up with the goods. He’s not an egotist. He’s just brilliant.8) If you were in charge of Villa’s dressing room stereo, what tunes would you put on before a big game and why?Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’. They’re local lads and it’s a get up and go track. I think they’re all Villa boys, all born in Aston. It’s a ‘get out there and face the opposition’ track.9) Which signing got you most excited and which player’s departure broke your heart?Recently, both Benteke. He saved our bacon for two seasons. 10) Which footballer would you refuse complimentary tickets to one of your gigs? Fabian Delph. He just signed a contract and then he left for the money. What’s he done this season since?11) What’s the best/worst football song ever recorded? Best: Aston Villa FC’s ‘We’re Going Up’ – reggae –ish. Good song. The Villains go reggae in 1975. Worst: Too many bad tracks to mention!Our Football Song: We did a football song with Irvine Welsh for Scotland 1996 – an alternative football song. Check it out.Primal Scream release their 11th studio album, ‘Chaosmosis’ on March 18. See 2center_img 2last_img read more

3 locals reject Chrysler proposal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Members at locals in Missouri, Ohio and Delaware voted against the deal Friday and Saturday even as union leaders from Detroit spent the later part of the week lobbying for yes votes. The contract failed Saturday at Local 110 in Fenton, Mo., one of Chrysler’s largest, with 2,781 hourly workers at the South Assembly Plant. The vote was surprising because the plant makes Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Caravan minivans, which are brand new for 2008 and expected to be top sellers, providing job security for several years. A recording at the Local 110 union hall said Saturday that 66percent of skilled trades workers voted against the contract, while 79 percent of non-skilled workers opposed it. It didn’t give the number of workers that voted. The size and locations of the locals voting no are not good signs for leaders in Detroit, said Harley Shaiken, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley who specializes in labor issues. WORKERS: Union’s latest votes cast doubt on whether a contract deal will be accepted. By Tom Krisher THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT – Workers at three more United Auto Workers locals have rejected a tentative contract agreement between the union and Chrysler LLC, casting doubt on whether the deal will be ratified. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Free agent Mario Balotelli set for Premier League return?

first_img Balotelli is on the radar of West Ham and Marseille, according to reports 3 Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola, has even admitted Marseille would be a great fit, but he also insisted the maverick striker’s future has not been decided just yet.Raiola told RMC: “I have a good relationship with Marseille. I know the sporting director very well and the president. We will see, it is too early.“Mario is a player who creates emotion. He always gives 100%. This could marry up very well with the Marseille mentality. Marseille people are like that. They are passionate.“Mario is passionate, it is like that. We will see.” Balotelli is back in the Italy team and he scored his first international goal since 2014 last month.The striker had not featured for Italy since the World Cup in Brazil four years ago, but his tally for Nice this season earned him a recall, and he helped his country to a 2-1 friendly win over Saudi Arabia. Balotelli scored his first Italy goal since 2014 last month in a friendly against Saudi Arabia The 27-year-old is out of contract at Nice this summer and he is expected to leave on a free transfer following two seasons with the club.He has scored 33 goals in 51 Ligue 1 games for Nice and there are a number of sides keen on snapping him up.West Ham have been linked with a move for the striker, who made a total of 70 appearances in the Premier League across his spells with Manchester City and Liverpool.However, Marseille are also ready to offer Balotelli the chance of staying in France.center_img 3 Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is wanted by both West Ham and Marseille, according to reports. Italy players congratulate Balotelli on his scoring return to the Italy side 3last_img read more


first_imgIt’s one of the coolest fashion brands around and counts Modfather Paul Weller and the late Amy Winehouse as fans.The Fred Perry Fashion label has always been ultra-cool with its trendy tennis tops and v-line jumpers.Now the London-based fashion-house has relaunched and is looking to County Donegal for its inspiration for its Autumn clothes collection. The label has included a number of designs for both men and women using Donegal tweed as its inspiration.Millions of euro has been spent on advertising campaigns for the Donegal-inspired line of clothing.“Take inspiration from heritage fabrics this season with this reworked Donegal tweed sweater, knitted in rich lambswool.“Giving a nod to rural styling with the addition of tonal patches on each elbow, this soft knits has the speckled and flecked appearance of the traditional Irish tweed,” says Fred Perry. Where exactly the lambswool or tweed comes from is a bit of a contacted Magee’s of Donegal who denied they had a contract with Fred Perry.Whatever the origin of the material – it’s just something that we already knew – Donegal is the centre of coolness.If you don’t believe us – ask Fred Perry!Ends WHY TRENDSETTER FRED PERRY THINKS DONEGAL IS COOL! was last modified: September 7th, 2011 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:Donegal tweedFred Perrylast_img read more


first_imgTWO of Donegal’s finest fiddlers are getting ready for a special homecoming gig.Derek McGinley and Tara Connaghan from Meenacharvey (Glencolmcille) and Glenties respectively celebrated the first launch of their new CD at the Ennis Trad Festival on November 13th to a large and attentive audience. The CD entitled The Far Side of the Glen, featuring just the two fiddles of Derek and Tara, focuses solely on the musical style and repertoire of south west Donegal with the title referring to them living on either side of the scenic valley of Glengesh.The CD will shortly be launched on home turf with launches in Carrick on Friday December 9th in The Central Bar and Saturday December 10th in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. (Free entry to both).The fiddle pair will also perform as special guests with Altan on New Year’s night in Ionad Cois Locha during the Frankie Kennedy Winter School.Tara and Derek, having played together for many years in sessions, on stage and in various projects, have developed a repertoire and form that respects both their styles and this can be clearly heard on their CD. The CD also showcases one of many compositions of Derek which haven’t been recorded before. The launch in Ennis, Co. Clare saw an enormous and unexpected crowd as people travelled from near and far in support of the two musicians. The weekend proved hugely enjoyable and while rambling the streets of Ennis the sound of sweet Donegal fiddling could be heard through the air.“We’d like to thank everyone who helped out with the making of the CD and those who gave their support at the launch in Ennis. We were overwhelmed by the turnout, said Tara.Derek added: “We are really looking forward to our hometown gigs. It will be very special.”The Far Side of the Glen CD is available on and will also be available from record stores and for download on iTunes from early December.Forthcoming Concert ListingsFriday 9th December 2011 Central Bar, Carrick
Start Time: 9:00 PM
Free entrance Saturday 10th December 2011Highlands Hotel, GlentiesStart time: 9pmFree entrance Sunday 1st January 2012As special guests of AltanIonad Cois Locha, Dun Luiche as part of the Frankie Kennedy Winter SchoolStart time 8.30pmTickets: €22 from 074 953 2949 or FIDDLERS GET READY FOR HOMECOMING GIGS! was last modified: November 26th, 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:CD launchDerek McGinleyGlencolmcilleGlentiesMeenacharveyTara Connaghanlast_img read more

Softball Sweeps Indiana State Saturday

first_imgJunior Kailee Smith (Murietta, Calif.) earned her first career shutout in game 1. Smith, now 9-11, pitched 10.2 innings between the two games and gave up eight hits, zero runs, one walk and struck out eight batters. Freshman Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) had her first career start in the circle in the second game. Buie went 3.1 innings allowing three hits while walking one batter. Drake (18-16, 2-6 MVC) defeated its first Missouri Valley opponent of the season with the wins over Indiana State (15-16, 2-6 MVC). The Bulldogs never trailed against the Sycamores taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game 1. Junior Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) led off the second inning with her first home run of the season before senior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) doubled scoring freshman Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) in the third inning. Sowa led the Bulldogs going 3-for-6 on the day with two runs batted in and one run scored.  Preview Full Schedule Roster The Valley on ESPN3 DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team snapped a seven-game losing streak winning a doubleheader against Indiana State Saturday afternoon in its home opener at Ron Buel Field. The Bulldogs won each game over the Sycamores by a score of 5-0. Next Game: Story Links Indiana State 4/2/2017 – 11 AM Photo Gallery Watch Live The Bulldogs added two more runs in the fifth inning of game one, including Buie’s first career home run. Live Stats Both teams went scoreless through three innings to start game two. Sophomore Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) led off the fourth inning with a walk before stealing second base. Roemmich and Sowa hit back-to-back singles as Sowa’s scored Frank. The Bulldogs tallied two more runs to finish the fourth inning to lead 3-0 and later added two more insurance runs. Smith worked out of a bases loaded situation in the seventh inning to keep the shutout win.  Drake will look to sweep Indiana State in the series on Sunday at 11 a.m. before welcoming in-state opponent Iowa to Des Moines on Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Blackburn v QPR line-ups: Eight Rangers changes

first_imgJoe Lumley is again in goal for QPR and the fit-again James Perch returns to the starting line-up for the match against Blackburn at Ewood Park.With goalkeeper Alex Smithies, who had been lined up to replace Rob Green, out with an elbow injury, the 20-year-old Lumley makes his league debut for the R’s.Conor Hudnott, a keeper signed by Rangers after being released by Chelsea two years ago, is on the substitutes’ bench.QPR are still without Charlie Austin, so Sebastian Polter is up front. There are eight changes to the side that lost at Nottingham Forest on Saturday in the FA Cup.Blackburn, meanwhile, are without the injured Nathan Delfouneso, Danny Guthrie and Fode Koita.Blackburn: Steele, Marshall, Duffy, Hanley, Spurr, Bennett, Evans, Akpan, Conway, Lawrence, Rhodes.Subs: Raya, Henley, Brown, Olsson, Williamson, Taylor, Lenihan.QPR: Lumley; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Faurlin, Henry; Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Polter.Subs: Hudnott, Angella, Chery, Luongo, Tozser, Mackie, Petrasso.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more