Liberia’s football giant, Nimba United FC is expected to host Cameroon runner-up champs Union Douala, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia on Sunday, February 14, at 4:00pm. The game is the first phase of the CAF Champions League.On Sunday, February 28, the LFA 2015 football champs is expected to play the return-leg (the second phase) at Stade de la Reunification in Douala, Cameroon. Both teams are meeting for the first time in the CAF Champions League but Union Douala is not new to Liberia. They had previously played LISCR FC here in Monrovia in previous CAF competition and sent the home side out of the league.Union Douala , founded in 1958 and is in the Cameroon Premiere Division, is expected to arrive in Monrovia today for the Sunday’s match. The 2016 CAF Champions League officially the 2016 Orange CAF Champions League for the purpose of sponsorship, will be the 52nd edition of Africa’s premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football.The league is the 20th edition under the current CAF Champions League format, and winner will qualify for the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, would automatically make them eligible to participate in the All 56 CAF associations.The 2016 CAF Champions League is adapting the 2010-2014 CAF 5-Year Ranking, which calculates points for each entrant association based on clubs’ performance over the five years in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
NANAIMO, B.C. – For the first time in twenty three years, a track and field team from North Peace Secondary competed at the BC High School Track & Field Provincial Championships this past weekend.Nine NPSS students competed in a wide range of events from athletics, to discus and javelin. On the girls’ side, Jaston Stockall placed 31st in the 400m sprint, and 31st in long jump. Jessica Telizyn managed 27th in the high jump, and 28th in women’s hurdles.On the boys’ side: long distance specialist Bailey Haugen managed to place 10th in the 1,500 m, and medaled in the 3000 m after finishing in 8th overall. Chad Singh placed 15th in the long jump, and 18th in 100 m sprint. Jacob Lang also competed in the 100 metre dash, placing in 34th spot. In addition, Lang ended up 16th in the high jump, and 30th in the 200 m sprint.- Advertisement -Adam Bowie was another of NPSS’ high jumpers, placing in 26th spot along with placing 27th in javelin, and 33rd in long jump. Among the field contestants, Matthew Newth placed 21st in discus.Back on the track, Aiden Craig-Steele took 17th spot in the 800 m sprint, 26th in the 1500 m steeplechase, and 29th in the Junior Men’s 400 m sprint. Reid Jacobs placed 23rd in the 800 m sprint. Jr. Boys 4×100 Relay team,comprised of Craig-Steele on the starting blocks, Newth 2nd, Jacobs 3rd, and Singh as anchor placed 19th. Jacob Lang and Adam Bowie wait for their high jump event to begin. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Jacob Lang in action during the high jump event. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele The NPSS 4×100 metre relay team. Left to right: Aiden Craig-Steele, Matthew Newth, Chad Singh, Reid Jacobs. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Aiden Craig-Steele passing to Matthew Newth in the Junior 4×100 metre relay. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele
Fort St. John Minor Ball has joined the list of local clubs cancelling Wednesday night action.No Minor Ball on Wednesday.- Advertisement –
Meanwhile, one Virginia congressman, Virgil Goode, repeats his warning that Americans must do more to keep Muslims from winning public office. And far from worrying that my niece’s chance to win the White House is already lost, I brood that she may not even be accepted in the country of her birth. The problem involves the 39 percent of Americans who recently told Gallup that Muslims should carry special identification. It involves the many callers to Jerry Klein’s Washington radio show who demanded that tattooing marks on American Muslims’ foreheads be a prelude to deporting them en masse. It involves increasing amounts of hate mail I receive when I call for greater understanding of Muslims. It also involves an intellectualized approach exemplified by conservative hero Mark Steyn. “With every passing month,” Steyn wrote in a recent column, “there are more Muslims and fewer Episcopalians, and the Muslims export their manpower to Europe and other depopulating outposts of the West. It’s the intersection of demography and Islamism that makes time a luxury we can’t afford.” I suspect Goode and Steyn have become Osama bin Laden’s best friends – all three endeavor to persuade moderate Muslims that there is no place for them in the West. For their part, moderate Muslims must make tougher choices to ostracize extremists. While moderates have broadly and regularly condemned terrorism, groups such as the Council for American-Islamic Relations must go further, perhaps by establishing philanthropies for communities and families hurt by thugs who have hijacked a religion that championed social reforms in other eras. Our family recognizes that xenophobia is a universal feature of human communities under attack. We brace little Mariam for it. Mariam will grow up understanding that, in spite of its imperfections, America is more gloriously open than any other society. We will not kid her that our native Pakistan would be more tolerant if extremists from India were to bomb Lahore. She will be more pro-American than a Virgil Goode or Mark Steyn. Rob Asghar is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Write to him at RobAsghar@yahoo.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MY niece Mariam is an all-American 5-year-old. Like most such girls, she is addicted to Disney’s line of Princess products and clothing. But her parents fret that she is becoming too passive and dainty. Relax, my father tells them. Having come to America 50 years ago from a mud-hut village in rural Pakistan, he tells them that Mariam has a not-so-dainty future. “You just watch,” he says proudly. “She will someday be president!” Not if a growing number of people get their way. You see, all-American Mariam happens to be part of a Muslim family. She attends a religious class in a mosque each week, learning about such concepts as compassion, self-restraint and service to others.
Change The Scene this Halloween at GartanThe All New Devil’s Realm has relocated to the Gartan Outdoor Centre for 2015 which makes for a perfect overnight destination for mid-term break for those how dare!The Devils Realm is a professional, frightening walk through the forest – this event is intense with effects that are intended to increase the realism of the experience.Stay if you DARE! Gartan are offering superb offers for those who wish to stay overnight, with dorm B&B €18pp, Private 4 Bed Room with shared bathroom only €60 in total and Private Ensuite Room which can accommodate up to 4 people only €75.Most bedrooms overlook the stunning Gartan Lake, and the dining area for dinner & breakfast also has unrestricted, breath taking views of this beautiful lake. For those just wishing for an adventurous family break without any frights, Gartan are offering excellent optional extras such as Kayaking, Canadian Canoeing, Gorge Walking, Hill walking and Much More – where else would you have so much choice this Halloween Break?Packages are available to include activities, lunch and dinner. Tickets for the Devils Realm, B&B are also available. For further information call Gartan now – limited availability 074 91 37032 or email email@example.comPlease note, the Devils Realm event is not suitable for under 12’s, however younger folk can stay and take part in other activities. For more details contact Gartan OETC. NOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN a family pass to the Devils Realm & overnight B&B for a family of 4? If so, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, address, contact number and answering the following question: What sort of canoeing can you do at Gartan?Closing date for entries is Thursday October 22 at noon. Usual Donegal Daily rules apply. No cash alternative. Break must be taken this Halloween. COMPETITION: WIN A SPOOKY FAMILY OVERNIGHT HALLOWEEN STAY AT GARTAN OUTDOOR CENTRE was last modified: October 15th, 2015 by John2Share 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:competitiondevil’s realmdonegalgartanoutdoor centre
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Certainly this is the largest cluster we have in humans, and that by itself is worrying,” said Dick Thompson, a WHO official who arrived in Indonesia on Wednesday to join the seven-member team. “There’s a suggestion of human-to-human transmission, and that is worrying.” He said U.N. investigators would study the travels of the Indonesian family over the last month to see whether they had visited places like markets that had put them at risk, or whether they might have passed the disease on to others. He said that it would probably take a while to decide whether human-to-human transmission had occurred, because that determination was largely made by process of elimination, and that the WHO team would have to investigate “all the other alternatives.” Scientists have long acknowledged that human-to-human transmission through extremely close contact might be possible. In a very few cases health officials suspect that a person extremely ill with the disease may have passed it to a family member, like a mother and child who shared a bed. But that is different from the kind of spread through casual contact that would occur in a pandemic. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A team of World Health Organization experts has been deployed to help investigate what is being termed a worrisome family cluster of human cases of avian influenza in northern Indonesia, organization officials said Wednesday. “The leading hypothesis” right now is that the disease spread among family members after extremely close contact with ill relatives, said Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. But international health officials emphasized that laboratory tests from the family did not suggest that the A(H5N1) bird flu virus had mutated in any way that would allow it to spread among humans more readily, which scientists have said could set off a devastating worldwide pandemic. While the virus has killed hundreds of millions of birds in the past several years, it is poorly adapted to humans and has only infected 214 people, almost always those who had had close contact with sick birds.
A young man used insulation tape to disguise his mother’s car’s registration plate while robbing a series of petrol stations.Conor Duggan appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with three counts of theft from various service stations. The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to driving off without paying for petrol on two occasions at Daly’s Service Station in Lifford and then Tobin’s Service Station in Letterkenny.Inspector Barry Doyle told how Duggan used the insulation tape so he would not be caught by CCTV cameras.However, following an investigation, Duggan, of 53 Linsnablagh,Coleraine, Co. Derry was approached by detectives and he admitted the crimes.The two ‘drive-offs’ at Daly’s Filling Station in Lifford happened on December 11th and 13th last.He then carried out the same crime at Tobins Filling Station in Letterkenny on December 17th.In total, he stole more than €116 worth of fuel in the drive-offs.His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client had issues but that his parents had spoken to him about the incidents and assured the court it would not happen again.Judge Paul Kelly applied the Probation Act, bound him to the peace for a year, fined Duggan €100 and ordered him to pay €116 compensation to the injured parties.Sticky end for petrol station thief! was last modified: March 16th, 2018 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:Conor DuggancourtfineGardaipetrol stationtape
A town park and multipurpose all-weather pitch for the Twin Towns area has moved a step closer.Local county councillor Patrick McGowan has welcomed the progress after planning for the proposed €1.2M park was adopted.He said “I have been driving this project for a long time and am delighted that we are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. “The decision which was proposed by me at today’s full council meeting means the Council can move to complete to purchase the lands as agreed now with planning being secured.”The townpark as recommended by council will be stand alone as one proposal was to include the all-weather multipurpose pitch in the park itself in Drumboe but that is not the case now.The proposed park will be kept for walks, children’s playground, recreational, open space andwhich will be very much in keeping with the surrounding area. The civil war monument (Martyrs monument) will act as a focal point as well .Drumboe is a very relaxing area where people regularly goe for walks in one of Ireland’s most varied woodlands. In relation to the Multipurpose, all-weather full-size pitch the council has secured €1.2M peace 1v funding which will be constructed at the Stranorlar sports master plan area located next to the existing sports facilities.Finn Harps new stadium and the Finn valley centre sports master plan area will be enhanced by the addition of this state of the art all-weather pitch which will be available to a variety of sports and will support outdoor training all year round day and night.The facility will include changing rooms and flood lighting.The Council are working on management arrangements at present and this will include equal access for all types of sports as was envisaged when applying for under the peace programmewhich was zoned almost 20 years ago will.“Two year ago I approached the land owners at Drumboe and commenced the negotiations which the council are now pursuing, this part 8 is a direct result of that and when adopted will allow the Council to complete the deal. “The multipurpose full size all weather pitch is something I have been pursuing almost as long as the town park. I persuaded the council some years ago to make an application for funding but at that stage we were unsuccessful so when peace 1V opened and the Council held meetings around the County seeking proposals I convinced my colleagues on BASICC to propose the All weather pitch and which lead to this successful project receiving funding .“I am very grateful to BASICC , Donegal CO Council managment & staff , LCDC members and staff and of course Peace1V supporting what will be a great facility.“This will be a massive boost to the County designated Stranorlar sporting centre of excellence.“All we need now is for the FAI troubles to be settled and a big dream back in 2000 by Alice Bonner, Francey Coyle, myself and others will really take off,” said Cllr McGowan. All weather pitch and proposed park for Stranorlar moves a step closer was last modified: April 25th, 2019 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)
The velodrome experience event held recently in Donegal Town has been hailed as a great success.Donegal Sports Partnership Community Sports Development Officer, Karen Guthrie, who helped co-ordinate the event which was part of Donegal Bike Week, said: “This is the first time local cyclists got a chance to try out the velodrome experience.“Over 100 children, 39 who are pupils at Glebe National School, took part and the good weather also helped the atmosphere.”“This was the promo event for this year’s Donegal Bike Week and it gave people a unique opportunity to try out something novel.“There is no velodrome in Ireland – the velodrome at the National Sports Centre is currently under construction, so it was great to have a temporary velodrome in place locally to tie in with Donegal Bike Week,” she added.“14 staff members from the Public Services Centre in Donegal Town also took time to sample the velodrome experience. They had a workplace cycle as part of Donegal Bike Week and rounded off their spin with a go in the velodrome.”Matti Hemmings, a BMX pro, also gave a fantastic demonstration of skills and tricks.“Overall, the day was a great success and it was a nice way for the local children to spend their last day before the start of their summer holidays,” Karen said.StreetVelodrome is the World’s most accessible cycle sport. It brings all the excitement and drama of Olympic style track pursuit racing right into the heart of your community with its innovative pop-up velodrome complete with steeply banked corners.StreetVelodrome events are always 100% FREE to take part in. Bikes, helmets and professional coaching is always provided. There are no age limits, you don’t need any expensive equipment, its all provided. Velodrome experience hailed huge success in Donegal Town during Bike Week was last modified: July 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
The A’s are back in the playoffs. But can they finally get over the hump?In recent years Red Sox fans have seen their curse reversed. Cubs fans watched their loveable losers toasted as the sports’ biggest winners. And across the bay, Giants fans rode the every-other-year torture train to three World Series titles.But in terms of 21st century playoff heartache, the 510 pretty much corners the market.This is the 10th time the A’s have reached the playoffs since 2000. Only the Yankees (15), …