‘Liberians Must Take Cue from US Elections’

first_imgUnited States Ambassador Christine Elder says Liberians must take cue from the US elections to ensure a peaceful transition in 2017 in the presidential and legislative elections in the country.Moments after the closing of the polls in the United States yesterday, she told journalists that despite campaign talks and heated debate of the US presidential elections – described as the most divisive and bitter presidential election in recent memory – Americans would go behind the winning candidate in support of the United States. Ambassador Elder called on every political player in Liberia to show commitment to maintain positive rhetoric for the coming elections and be willing to learn and improve on the political process.She noted that Liberian political and security leaders must see the reason why Liberia’s next transfer of power should be fair, democratic and peaceful.Ambassador Elder expressed the hope that Liberians watching the unfolding events in the United States would think on how to improve Liberia’s systems and enhance citizens’ voices through the electoral process. She said Liberia has come a long way in 70 years that a sitting president is going to transfer power to an elected president and therefore the 2017 presidential and legislative elections must represent the right, power and privilege for Liberians to choose their representatives. Reports monitored by the Daily Observer yesterday showed how Democratic Presidential Candidate Hilary Clinton was mobbed by fellow voters when she arrived at her polling place around 8a.m. yesterday in Chappaqua, New York, along with her husband, former US President Bill Clinton, hugging and interacted with members of the crowd.Republican challenger billionaire Donald Trump, whose political debut was initially seen as a circus act, bested 16 other Republicans for the right to face Hillary Clinton, who has lived and breathed campaigns and elections for more than 40 years, Dailymailonline reported.Trump cast his vote at 11am on Tuesday, showing up to his polling place with wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and granddaughter Arabella. Asked by journalists if he would concede should the networks call the race for Clinton, Trump said: “We’ll see what happens.” Most tracking polls showed Trump leading Clinton by just a few percentage points heading into the final hours of the election. “It is the most humbling feeling,” said Clinton after casting her ballot on Tuesday. “I know how much responsibility goes with this.”Trump got a far frostier reception outside his polling spot, where he was greeted by a chorus of ‘boos’ as he went in to vote with his family. Once inside though, he bought a cookie from a young boy who was having a bake sale, handing him a $20 bill and telling him he could keep the change. Also voting early on Tuesday was Clinton’s vice presidential pick Tim Kaine, who brought his mother Mary with him to his Virginia polling station. Eric Trump also cast his vote on Tuesday and shared a photo of his filled out ballot, which is technically illegal in the state of New York. And shortly after Trump went to the polls, his running mate Mike Pence voted with his wife in Indiana. The USC/LA Times Daybreak tracking poll shows Trump leading Clinton by three percentage points, 46.8% – 43.6%, which is less than the lead of six percentage points he had at one point over the summer.In a four-way reace, the IBD/TIPP presidential tracking poll showed Trump with a two-point lead over Clinton, 45% to 43%, with Gary Johnson getting 7% and Jill Stein 2%. When Stein and Johnson are taken out of the equation, it was Clinton who led Trump by a percentage point in that poll.Though while the final tally was eagerly expected late last night, with majority hoping for a Clinton victory, media outlets’ analyses pulled people’s attention to the tube watching one of the world’s most spectacular events in history.It is interesting to note that the occurrence of certain events that could cause widespread condemnation in Liberia, for example, got a mild reaction from American voters, which Liberians could take a cue from, since the primary objective is to ensure a united Liberia to lead the country in 2017.For example NBC New York reported that a number of voters were experiencing problems at their polling stations in the city, from scanners and machines that were not working to locations that opened hours later than expected.In North Carolina, the Durham County Board of Elections asked that voting time must be extended by 90 minutes on Tuesday after a glitch a glitch in their electronic voter check-in system. That error led to longer waiting times for those in the area, where 37 percent of registered voters were African Americans.There were also problems reported with voting machines in Washington County, Utah, forcing a switch to paper ballots. And in Hoboken, New Jersey, the city’s own mayor reported that she was asked for an ID, which is a violation of voting laws in that state. All those frustrations did not compel American voters against the spirit of the elections and they went on peacefully.As US Ambassador Elder told journalists at the US Embassy near Monrovia yesterday, Liberians, including politicians must learn from her country’s experience to make peace in Liberia paramount in the 2017 presidential and legislative elections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Romelu Lukaku will not be sold for less than £100MILLION, talkSPORT told

first_img Romelu Lukaku: The Belgian forward scored 25 Premier League goals in 2016/17 1 Everton have slapped a £100milion price tag on Romelu Lukaku.The Toffees are determined to hang on to their top goalscorer and Player of the Year and hope their huge valuation scares off potential suitors.Lukaku is being eyed by former club Chelsea, with their star forward Diego Costa expected to move on this summer.Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is also keen on the Belgian as he targets a number of big-name attacking additions.Lukaku has rejected the offer of a new long-term contract at Goodison Park and has just two years left on his current deal.But Everton, bankrolled by billionaire Farhad Moshiri, have no desire to cash in on the 24-year-old this summer.Lukaku has made no secret of his desire to play Champions League football and may push for a move away from Merseyside.Moshiri, though, is ready to play hardball with the forward and is only prepared to sell if he receives a bid in excess of £100million.That would smash the world transfer record set by Manchester United last summer when they paid £89million to re-sign Paul Pogba.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY KICKS OFF BIG WEEKEND WITH FIVE MILER TONIGHT – FULL TIMETABLE FOR SATURDAY

first_imgLetterkenny AC kicks off its big weekend with a five mile road race tonight.The out-and-back course starts at the roundabout at O’Donnell Park and finishes at the back of the Aura Leisure Centre.The race, which is part of the Donegal grand prix series, has a 7.30 pm start, with registrations being taken from 6.30 pm. The official opening of the Danny McDaid Athletics Track takes place tomorrow evening, with the club’s 40th anniversary dinner taking place in the Station House Hotel at 9 pm. MC for the evening will be Charlie Collins of Highland Radio. A number of tickets are still available for the function.Here’s the timetable for this festival of athletics this weekend:LETTERKENNY sub 4 mile Challenge Event sat 18th May at aura.History in the making 4.15PM 1 Hour Run M/W5.30pm Opening Ceremony Speeches6.00pm 100m M 6.00pm L.J. W6.10pm 3,000M Mixed 6.05pm H.J. M6.25pm 800M W 6.10pm Shot M 6.35pm 400m M 6.40pm Javelin M6.45pm 1 Mile M 7.05pm Shot W7.00pm 200m W7.10pm 800M M 7.20pm 3,000M M7.35pm 4 X 400M Relay MLETTERKENNY KICKS OFF BIG WEEKEND WITH FIVE MILER TONIGHT – FULL TIMETABLE FOR SATURDAY was last modified: May 17th, 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:Five MilerLetterkenny ACLETTERKENNY KICKS OFF BIG WEEKEND WITH FIVE MILER TONIGHT – FULL TIMETABLE FOR SATURDAYlast_img read more

What happened on Friday night in the UEFA Nations League?

first_imgThe Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup and trailed at half-time when Piotr Zielinski converted Robert Lewandowski’s pass as Poland ended a scoreless run against Italy of 11 games.Jorginho had been caught in possession in the lead up to Poland’s goal, but made amends 12 minutes from time.The Chelsea playmaker netted from the penalty spot after Jakub Blaszczykowski’s foul on Federico Chiesa.And Italy head coach Roberto Mancini had to settle for a draw in his first competitive match in charge, in League A Group 3. 3 silverware Jorginho celebrates scoring his penalty tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings BEST OF 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Scotland, the third team in League C Group 1, host Albania on Monday.Former Southampton forward Dusan Tadic’s penalty proved the difference as Serbia edged Lithuania 1-0 in Group 4.The visitors hit the woodwork four times in Vilnius, including through Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. Most read football stories Russia built on their strong showing, as hosts, at the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Turkey in Trabzon.Denis Cheryshev scored a fine volley to put the visitors in front after 13 minutes, only for Serdar Aziz to equalise four minutes before half-time.But Artem Dzyuba restored Russia’s lead four minutes after the break to give them an ideal start to League B Group 2.Taulant Xhaka scored 10 minutes into the second half as Albania beat Israel 1-0 in Elbasan. The other Group 4 game ended goalless between Romania and Montenegro in Ploiesti, while Azerbaijan and Kosovo’s League D Group 3 clash in Baku was also 0-0.But in the other game in the same pool, the Faroe Islands beat Malta 3-1 thanks to goals from Joan Edmundsson, Rene Joensen and Hallur Hansson. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img The Turkish players were left distraught Artem Dzyuba scored for this summer’s World Cup hosts England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won predicted revealed 3 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City gameday cracker SORRY New Italy boss Roberto Mancini was forced to settle for a draw in his first competitive game in charge of the Azzurri.The hosts came from behind to draw 1-1 with Poland in their opening UEFA Nations League clash in Bologna.last_img read more

This XI to end Man United’s crisis week with win at West Ham? Predicted line-up

first_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? gameday cracker whoops Mourinho has endured a tough week at Old Trafford changes Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED 2 Predicted line-up: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Fellaini, Pogba; Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez tense So, what line-up will Mourinho select for the trip to the London Stadium?talkSPORT.com have built a predicted Man United XI, which you can see below… Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings center_img predicted Most read in Premier League Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware Jose Mourinho could really do with a fine performance and three points, but he takes his team to a West Ham side that have started to show real promise.After losing their first four games of the season, the Hammers secured their first win at Everton and then held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw last weekend.Manuel Pellegrini’s men finally look solid at the back and have some excellent attacking players to call upon, and Mourinho will need his players at their best if they are to get something out the game. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 SORRY Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? revealed West Ham host Manchester United at the perfect time with the Red Devils in crisis.A league draw at home to Wolves was followed up by Wednesday’s shock Carabao Cup defeat at the hands of Frank Lampard’s derby, with allegations of off-field bust-ups also coming to light. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more

TRAVEL: LATE BREAK DEALS

first_imgDONEGALDAILY.COM LATE BREAK DEALS:7 NIGHT MED CRUISES SPECIAL OFFERS 22ND JULY €949pp – Palma, Marseillies, Ajacco, Naples, Catania, Valetta, Palma12TH AUG €929pp – Palma, Provence, Malaga, Gibralta, Ibiza, Barcelona, Palma14TH JULY €949pp – Malaga, Valencia, Rome, Florence/Pisa, Ajaccio, Barcelona.Departing from Palma Majorca, prices include flights,taxes, gratuties and are based on 2 adults sharing in an inside cabins. Upgrades are available at a supplement.Call us Atlantic Travel 0749126193/0749126194 or call into the office on Oliver Plunkett road, Letterkenny to see any further offers.  TRAVEL: LATE BREAK DEALS was last modified: June 20th, 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)last_img read more

Drake Football Nearly Shocks No. 24 Iowa State

first_img“We said all week were were here to fight to win the next play,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “I told them this morning that no matter the outcome, I’d be proud if they did that from the first play to the last play and they did that today.” Drake made one final effort to pull ahead late in the fourth quarter, but a holding call on first down stretched the chains on the Bulldogs and they were unable to convert. ISU received Drake’s punt with three minutes left in the contest and promptly put the ball in the hands of Montgomery to run out the clock. AMES, Iowa – The No. 24 Iowa State Cyclones escaped with a 27-24 win over an inspired effort by the Drake University football team in the regular-season finale for both teams at Jack Trice Stadium. Despite that effort, Drake (7-4) outgained the Cyclones, 279-273, with quarterback Grant Kraemer completing 20-of-29 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns. The Bulldogs’ two third-quarter scores were set up by that incredible defensive effort with Drake recovering a fumble on the Iowa State 29-yard line to set up a field goal and an interception in Drake territory that led to a touchdown. That lead was short lived as Iowa State went 67 yards on its next drive to score on a 7-yard TD pass from Purdy to Deshaunte Jones to take a 27-24 lead into the fourth quarter. On Iowa State’s ensuing drive, Kieran Severa recorded his first interception of the season by picking off a Brock Purdy pass at the Drake 37-yard line that Severa returned to the Drake 46-yard line. Kraemer marched the Bulldogs down to the ISU 4-yard line before an offensive pass interference penalty pushed the Bulldogs back 15 yards. However, on the next play, Kraemer found Cates in the end zone to give the Bulldogs a 24-20 lead. Photos Box Score (PDF) However, as has been the case all season, it was Drake’s defense that stole the show in holding Iowa State to its second-lowest offensive output in the last two months. A sack/fumble and interception helped Drake take the lead in the third quarter as well as forcing a total of three punts and two turnovers on downs. The fumble recovery was the result of a sack that was recovered by Gavin Dineen. Six plays later, Donley booted a 26-yard field goal to remain perfect on the season and pull Drake within a score at 20-17 with 11:02 left in the period. That defense, which ranks in the top-15 nationally in the FCS in nearly every statistic, was led by 12 tackles from Zac Rujawitz and nine, including eight solo stops, by Sean Lynch. “I hope everyone sees the kind of football team we have the kind of football we play in the PFL,” Fox said. “It’s great football at Drake. I’m not surprised, we have tough kids that know how to play football.” Drake scored the first points of the game when the Iowa State punt unit couldn’t handle a snap to give the Bulldogs the ball on the Iowa State 7-yard line. Drake scored two plays later with Kraemer finding Zach DeLeon in the end zone. Iowa State countered with a score of its own to end the opening quarter tied at 7-7. The Cyclones took their first lead of the afternoon in the opening minutes of the second quarter, but Drake fired right back with a 10-play, 83-yard drive that finished with a two-yard Kraemer pass to Tom Pugh, for the first reception of his career.  ISU blocked a Drake punt midway through the quarter, recovered deep in Drake territory and scored shortly after to account for the 20-14 halftime lead after the PAT failed. Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Facing a 20-14 deficit to open the second half, the Bulldogs scored 10 third-quarter points to briefly hold a 24-20 lead over the Cyclones before ISU scored to end the third quarter. The Bulldogs’ hard-fought, gritty effort gave the team a lead late into the third quarter before Iowa State (8-4) rode first-team all-Big 12 running back David Montgomery to the victory with 33 carries for 145 yards and two scores for the back. Iowa State needed every bit of that to hold off the upset bid from a resolved Bulldog squad that was given little chance of being competitive by the pundits and prognosticators. Story Links Box Score (HTML) last_img read more

UPDATED: MAN RESCUED FROM SEA AND RUSHED BY CHOPPER TO HOSPITAL

first_imgThe man has been rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital by helicopter.UPDATED: A man washed overboard from a fishing vessel off the coast of Donegal this afternoon has been rescued and rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.Donegal Daily can revealed the man is from the Dunfanaghy area.He was one of two men working on a lobster boat off Horn Head this afternoon when the accident occurred. Both men were wearing their lifejackets at the time.The men, who have worked together for many years, were on board their 33 ft halfdecker boat.One of the men was operating machinery when it is understood he was dragged into the sea.Mulroy Coastguard were the first on the scene and managed to pluck the man from the water. He was then winched by the Rescue 118 helicopter to Letterkenny General Hospital.Both the Arranmore Lifeboat and the Lough Swilly Lifeboat were also launched.The man’s condition is described as serious.UPDATED: MAN RESCUED FROM SEA AND RUSHED BY CHOPPER TO HOSPITAL was last modified: June 16th, 2015 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:CAOSTGUARDdonegalDunfanaghyhospitalrescuelast_img read more

JOB VACANCY: SITE ENGINEER/SENIOR ENGINEER WANTED

first_imgSite Engineer McCallion Group require a Site Engineer / Senior Engineer, for large scale building project based in Northern Ireland.The experienced engineer must have a strong work history in building projects, be degree qualified and have a strong understanding of the construction industry. Each applicant must provide a work history of the last 5 years and be available to start immediately. Criteria• Degree in Engineering• Project list for the previous 5 years• Site Safety pass• Provide two references• Experience using GPS and Total StationDuties• Reporting to the Project Manager• Setting out and levelling• Plan and schedule work and efficiently organise the site• Supervise and monitor the site labour, monitoring the work of subcontractors• Implement health & safety practicesFor more information please contact McCallion Group on +353-74-93-62952. CVs should be emailed to claire@mccalliongroup.ieJOB VACANCY: SITE ENGINEER/SENIOR ENGINEER WANTED was last modified: July 1st, 2015 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:engineerJob VacancyMcCallion Grouplast_img read more

Leaders gather for 47th World Economic Forum in Davos

first_imgFor over 40 years, the World Economic Forum has brought together global leaders in government, civil society and business. This year’s annual meeting in Davos starts on 17 January. South Africa will be participating again.Brand South Africa reporterThe 47th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, takes place from 17 to 20 January under the theme “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”.How to follow Davos 2017 https://t.co/UKaPmjlieK #wef17 pic.twitter.com/oASGyVtR43— World Economic Forum (@wef) January 8, 2017South Africa will be participating in the talks once again and will position itself as “Open for Business”.Speaking to CNBC Africa about the meeting, Lungisa Fuzile, the director-general in the National Treasury, said: “South Africa has many opportunities; it has many strengths. We need to focus on our strengths as we grapple with our challenges, and build on those strengths.”He said the country’s macro-economic management was among the soundest in the world.South Africa first attended WEF Davos in 2009. Over the years the country’s focus has been and continues to be:Profiling the country as an attractive investment destination;Highlighting the significance and successes of the National Development Plan;Positioning South Africa as a positive influencer on global agendas, and;Headlining the strengths of its institutions and systems and as a thriving democracy.History of WEF DavosWEF Davos brings together various sectors, such as business, civil society and government to discuss and propose solutions to global challenges.“[It] remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year,” reads the forum’s website.“For over four decades, the World Economic Forum’s mission – improving the state of the world – has driven the design and development of the annual meeting programme.”It began in January 1971 as the first European Management Symposium, founded by Professor Klaus Schwab. By 1987, it had transformed into the WEF and “sought to broaden its vision to include providing a platform for dialogue”, reads the website.The annual meeting became a place of global political milestones, such as the first ministerial meeting between North Korea and South Korea in 1989; and the first joint appearance in 1992 outside South Africa of former South African president FW de Klerk, Nelson Mandela and Inkatha Freedom Party’s Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi.“In 2015, the forum was formally recognised as an international organisation,” reads the website. “It is now on the next phase of its journey as the global platform for public-private co-operation.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more