Commission bringing athletes together

first_imgThis is one of the main ideas behind many of the programs hosted by the PNGAC, like the Athletes Fun Day that was held this month with the theme ‘Sports To Educate’.More than 70 athletes turned up on the day.Participating organisations included the Port Moresby General Hospital / Youth Blood Drive, Institute of Business Studies, Electoral Commission, High Performance Sport PNG (PNGSF), Sustainable Coastlines PNG, Kreativ Kanaka and Voice Inc. PNG.Information booths were set up to educate athletes on a number of things including, how to vote in next year’s national elections, family planning and sexual and reproductive health and the Sustainable Development Goals. There was also a blood drive which saw athletes donate blood to help save lives. The athletes also had their CVs registered for employment opportunities.PNGAC Chairperson, Karo Lelai, thanked the athletes for turning up and participating in the event and encouraged them to get as much information as they could.“This is for the athletes and we encourage them to make use of the opportunity as well as to have fun and share their experiences with others,” said Lelai.She also thanked Theodist, bmobile, PSI, Bank South Pacific, InterOil and National Gaming Control Board for supporting the event with prizes, as well as Ela Murray International School for allowing the use of their venue.“PNG athletes sacrifice a lot of their time and effort training and competing for their country. Many times they struggle with funds and resources to help them. Despite that, they continue to do what they love, playing their sport,” Lelai said.“The Fun Day aims to bring them together to enjoy the day and have the opportunity to learn new things and share experiences in a team environment.“Some athletes are not fortunate to have access to the kind of information that was delivered on the Fun Day, that is why it was important to bring them together and to get educated too, in a fun way,” said Lelai.last_img read more

Haslem reveals why he chose to return to Heat

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum China’s football dream more elusive than ever after latest flops LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “That was a little weird, having to do that,” Haslem said.It won’t be a problem for the next year. Haslem officially signed his one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Heat on Monday, a deal that was struck last week and finally became official when he put pen to paper. Haslem will enter his 16th NBA season, all with the Heat, and that means the Miami native will be with his hometown franchise for more than half of its 31-year history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“For the hometown kid in me, that means the world,” Haslem said. “I wish I understood how big that is right now, because I really don’t, but I know it’s big.”Haslem was the seventh-oldest player in the NBA last season — and will rise at least one spot on that list this season, with the retirement of San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili. Vince Carter is 41 and will play for Atlanta, Dirk Nowitzki is 40 and back with Dallas, and Haslem is 38. 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The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed, though that last detail is now merely a formality. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI — Udonis Haslem arrived at the Miami Heat facility for a workout one day last week, and was told he needed to sign a waiver before he took the court.The reason: Technically, he wasn’t on the team.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It’s great to have our captain back,” Heat President Pat Riley said.The others who played last season and are older than Haslem are Jason Terry, Damien Wilkins and Jamal Crawford. They all remain unsigned for the coming season.So, too, does Dwyane Wade. He and Haslem are the only two players who were part of all three Heat championship teams. Haslem said he’s busily recruiting his business partner — the pair shares several off-court interests, including a pizza chain — to come back as well.“My mindset has always been for us to finish it together,” Haslem said. “I want us to do a whole season together. Experience the road, dinner on the road, go through that whole process. I want us to experience that together.”Wade tweeted his congratulations to Haslem when the deal was signed.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “You are (the) most selfless person I’ve ever met,” Wade said in his tweet.Haslem appeared in only 14 games last season, and hasn’t had much of a role with the Heat in the last three seasons. Haslem believes he can still play — he has kept himself in tremendous condition — but knows that he probably won’t have a big on-court presence again.Still, a meeting with Heat coach Erik Spoelstra last week helped seal the deal to return.“Me and Spo were honest with each other,” Haslem said. “Honesty is not always telling somebody what they want to hear. And we both have gotten to that point in our careers where we value each other’s opinions, whether we want to hear them or not. We trust each other. We root for each other. We both have the best interests of this team in mind.”But even if he doesn’t get much in the way of minutes, Haslem knows he’s valued. Spoelstra raves about the way he interacts and mentors teammates, and Haslem said that was a huge part of his decision as well.“It’s about my love for the organization and my love for the guys,” Haslem said. “It wasn’t about me. If I was looking for playing time, I could have gone someplace else or played in China or something. But at the end of the day, would it have made me as happy as being around this organization and being around these guys? No, I don’t think it would.”powered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

‘Friend in Need, Friend in Deed’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has showered praises on the Government of the People’s Republic of China for what she described as taking the biggest move in the fight against Ebola.Speaking while officially receiving the donation from the Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, President Sirleaf said the Chinese assistance goes one big extra mile, because it comes at a time when Liberians are facing truly what could be described as a “national tragedy.”The Liberian leader said the donation is a very big boost in the fight against the virus in the country. “Today we have a big boost in what we are going to do, because what has come from China will enable us address some of the things that are being lacking in the fight. Some of such things include Personal Protection Equipment and instrument for judging the level of fever. These are now in good supplies. With that we are made stronger in our response. We are able to combat this in a bit more preparedness and readiness.”She lauded the steadfastness and true friendship of the Chinese government who have, even in the middle of its own crises, thought it prudent to identify with Liberians and others at this critical time.“China has always been a good partner to Liberia. We have bilateral programs that support many of our development endeavors including education, agriculture, health, justice and peace keeping. But this assistance that has come today goes one big extra mile, because it comes at a time when we are facing truly what could be described as a national tragedy,” she said.She also noted: “Mr. Ambassador, I want you to convey to your President the appreciation of the government and people of Liberia and to re-assert our strong partnership, our solidarity even in your time of trouble when you are facing flood, you have stopped to recognize our need and have come to our assistance.”She further stressed, “We have friends all over and many of our friends are helping, but we want to extend thanks and appreciation to all of our partners who are responding, but as I say, China has gone one step further, not only that it sent items that are so desperately needed, but it recognized the urgency of it and sent it directly on a plane so that we have access to it in this great time of need.”While the Chinese gesture is quite joyous, President Sirleaf, however, said she is saddened by the fast pace at which the virus is spreading to other communities that were not previously affected. “And what this means is that our people are still not listening to the pieces of advice and instructions that are being given.”China has not only talked the talk, which has been the case so far since what is known as the biggest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Mano River Union (MRU) region, but has walked the walk with donation worth over US$1 million in anti-Ebola drugs equipment.A Chinese cargo plane, on Monday, August 11, arrived in the country with a consignment of drugs, personal protective equipment, thermometers and sanitizers among others, to help support the Government of Liberia’s efforts in combating the deadly Ebola virus.Chinese Ambassador, ZHANG Yue, quoting his country’s President Xi Jinping, said China and Africa are good brothers and partners and at this difficult moment, the Chinese people and government feel the pain and suffering of the Liberian people that’s why they urgently made the donation.He noted that  as the Ebola virus spreads quickly and constituting great challenges to the country, china decided to once again respond quickly to the appeal of the World Health Organization (WHO) by providing this batch of emergency aid materials to meet the urgent need of the Liberian people.The Chinese government is also poised to send three health experts to help provide the basic expertise and the training of local health workers on the uses of the donated assorted materials.This comes at a time when the entire country is at a standstill and Liberians have no hope of how to combat the virus that has claimed the lives of about 500 people, while the world continues to watch and talk with no immediate concrete actions forthcoming.The Chinese government has also boosted the fight against the Ebola virus in the MRU region with similar donations to Guinea and Sierra Leone worth US$3.3 million to help contain the epidemic.The Ambassador further noted that Ebola should not be seen as a national or regional issue, but a global challenge. He called on the international community to work along with the affected countries deal with the epidemicYou cannot move from one community to another when there is a sign that you are affected. When you do that you put people, including your family members and friends, at risk. This disease can be attacked and in certain cases defeated if you follow the instructions. Please listen to save the life and lives of your families, friends and associates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AFC Leopards trio land Harambee Stars call up

first_imgAlso called up to the squad is Nakuru All-Stars’ Robert Arot.The addition of the four now takes the total number of players called up by Migne in his first squad since taking charge to 27. He had earlier called in a squad of 23 players on Saturday.The camp, aimed at assessing the players will be held on Tuesday with the coach set to take charge of two sessions, between 8am and 11am and later on at 4pm to 6pm.The squad is a mix of old and new faces. Among the new players who have landed a call up include the Mathare United duo of Johnstone Omurwa and David ‘Messi’ Owino who have been impressive for the slum boys.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne (second left) with his assistant Nicolas Bouriquett (left), Team manager Ismail Salim (right) and national Under-20 coach Stanley Okumbi watch a Kenyan Premier League match at the Camp Toyoyo ground in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKenyan Premier League top scorer Elvis Rupia of Nzoia Sugar who has banged in 11 goals this season has also been handed a call up.Youngster Moses Mudavadi from St. Anthony’s Boys in Kitale has also been called in after impressing when the Under-23 and Under-20 national teams clashed in a friendly match last week. Also getting a nod after impressing in that match is Kariobangi Sharks duo of Vincent Wasambo and Ovella Ochieng.Ochieng has however had minimal playing time this season and two weeks ago, his coach William Muluya said he has not been fielding the player because of injury.Full SquadGoalkeepersJohn Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers).DefendersYusuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Bolton Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks), David Owino (Mathare United), Dennis Shikhayi (AFC Leopards), Michael Kibwage (AFC Leopards), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United), Geoffrey Shiveka (Kariobangi Sharks), Moses Mudavadi (St Anthony Kitale), Robinson Kamura (AFC Leopards), Musa Mohamed (Unattached), Eric Ouma (KF Tirana, Albania).MidfieldersChrispin Oduor (Mathare United), Vincent Wasambo (Kariobangi Sharks), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United), Robert Arot (Nakuru All-Stars), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Marvin Omondi (AFC Leopards), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards), Jafari Odenyi (AFC Leopards).StrikersElvis Rupia (Nzoia Sugar), Pistone Mutamba (Wazito FC), Ovella Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards midfielder Whyvonne Isuza during the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 14- The AFC Leopards trio of midfielders Whyvonne Isuza and Jaffery Owiti as well as defender Robinson Kamura have been called up to the national team by head coach Sebastien Migne as he assesses a select group of locally based players.The three caught the French tactician’s eye on Sunday as they played to a 2-2 draw against Nakumatt FC in Machakos with Isuza striking both of Ingwe’s goals to take his tally this season to eight.last_img read more

Emphatic Gor score late to go top of Group D

first_imgThe game looked well to end in a barren draw after Hussein did their end of time wasting tactics throughout the match, but Kahata’s bullet of a shot on his weaker right foot and Jacques Tuyisenge’s third goal of the group phase saw Gor come out victorious in a dramatic tie.The final five minutes of the game sure made up for all the drama that Hussein’s time slowing tactics had deprived of the game.Gor Mahia’s Kenneth Muguna vies for the ball with NA Hussein Dey’s Hamza Medhi during their CAF Confederations Cup Group D match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 24, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaChems Edine Harrag was sent off for bad mouthing the referee just after his side conceded, and there was a near maul in the technical area after K’Ogalo scored the second.The Hussein bench poured into the Gor side just after they complained of objects thrown at them almost ending in a near fist fight between officials of both sides.Of the 45 minutes played in the opening half, Hussein players must have spent half of them on the floor trying to kill the momentum of the game whenever Gor were building up play and growing into the game.They had to make two changes, Ahmed Gasmi and Hocine El Orfi coming off within the first half and replaced by Abderouf Chouiter and Hocine Laribi respectivel.While Gasmi picked up a head injury after a clash on the air with Samuel Onyango, El Orfi went down in the late stages of the half clutching his calf.Gor had the chances in the opening half and fairly should have gone back to the dressing room at least a goal up.Gor Mahia striker Nicholas Kipkurui challenges NA Hussein Dey keeper Gaya Merbah for the ball during their CAF Confederations Cup match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 24, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second minute of the game, Onyango had the game’s first chance when he took the ball well by his chest but his shot on the volley was inches wide.The visitors came close in the 10th minute when Faouzi Yaya chipped the ball behind the Gor defense but Ouallid Allati’s effort at lobbing the ball over keeper Boniface Oluoch was futile the ball going wide.Two minutes on the turn, Gor had a brilliant chance to break the deadlock when Nicholas Kipkurui stole the ball off a Hussein defender before squaring to Jacques Tuyisenge whose shot on the weaker left foot was saved by the keeper.Gor continued to pile pressure on the visitors, forcing them to play on the back foot, but they couldn’t get the final quality ball to break the deadlock.In the 35th minute, a clean one-two change of passes between Onyango and Tuyisenge saw Onyango break into the box, but the winger was bundled off the ball as he prepared to pull the trigger.Gor Mahia defender Shafik Batambuze vies for the ball with NA Hussein Dey’s Elyes Yaiche during their CAF Confederations Cup match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 24, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the stroke of fulltime, Hussein had their first effort at goal when Elyes Yaiche broke into the box, but his shot after being pushed out wide was an easy catch for Oluoch in Gor’s goal.A few minutes into the second half, Gor were almost caught out for throwing bodies upfield when Harrag sent Yaya through on goal from the left, but the latter’s shot at Oluoch’s near post hit the side netting.Gor kept the pressure but Hussein defended in numbers and cleared any ball that landed in their zone.But, they cracked in the final five minutes of the game, Gor taking it home at the death. Kahata broke the deadlock in the 85th minute when he slammed the ball home after picking up a cross from Shafik Batambuze.Even before the decibel levels in the stadium could lower from Gor’s goal, Tuyisenge sent the Kasarani Stadium into frenzy with what surely was the final nail on Hussein’s coffin, racing to a through ball before lifting it over the keeper.Despite the small stoppage that endured from the almost ugly trouble at the end, Gor held on for the vital points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor mahia players celebrate Francis Kahata’s goal against NA Hussein Dey in a CAF Confederations Cup match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 24, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 24 – Two late goals from Francis Kahata and Jacques Tuyisenge saw record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia hit Algeria’s NA Hussein Dey 2-0 at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Sunday evening to go top of Group D in the CAF Confederations Cup.The result saw Gor move top with six points while Hussein remained second with four pending the later game between Zamalek and Petro Atletico in Alexandria.last_img read more

Manchester United team news: Two stars out but Shaw returns?

first_img1 Manchester United strikerRobin van Persie Robin van Persie has been ruled out of Manchester United’s Premier League match with Aston Villa.Van Persie has not played for United since he suffered an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat to Swansea in February.It was expected he would return this weekend after the international break, but manager Louis van Gaal has admitted the Dutch striker is not ready to return just yet.“Robin van Persie is still injured,” the Red Devils manager said. “We have a process. He has to go to the final football coach before he comes into my group and he is not there yet. He is still not in my group.”And Chris Smalling is also a big doubt after he came off in the first half of England’s 1-1 draw in Italy through illness.“Smalling is ill so I don’t know if he is available,” Van Gaal said. “[On Thursday] he was at the club, but in the medical department, doing his recovery and so on. [On Friday] I know already that he is not feeling well so it shall be difficult for him.”Van Gaal has, however, been handed good news regarding the fitness of Luke Shaw.The ex-Southampton left-back missed England’s games against Lithuania and Italy due to a hamstring problem, but he is back to full fitness, according to Van Gaal.The Dutchman said: “Luke Shaw is in my group.”last_img read more

Sick teen gets fast medical service from U.S. aircraft carrier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“I was in pain,” she said. The Reagan, a nuclear carrier, was the closest ship with a hospital facility, according to a news release from the Navy. It steamed overnight toward the cruise ship, which was about 250 miles northwest of Cabo San Lucas when the call went out. A helicopter took off from the Reagan around 5 a.m. Saturday to close the final 175-mile gap between the ships. The crew arrived after a 45-minute flight and lowered a medic onto the cruise ship deck in a basket because there wasn’t space to land, said Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Leland, the pilot. Montero, who was on an antibiotic drip, was loaded into a litter basket, lifted into the helicopter and flown back to the Reagan for an appendectomy. Her mother stayed aboard the cruise ship. Montero, of Albion, Ill., is expected to make a full recovery. A doctor at the children’s hospital said he anticipated she would be back home by Christmas. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIEGO – A teenager whose appendix ruptured at sea, hundreds of miles from help, got safely to shore Tuesday after an unusual rescue in which the Navy airlifted her from a cruise ship for emergency surgery. Laura Montero, 14, fell ill aboard the Dawn Princess cruise ship off the coast of Baja California. The Bahamian-registered ship sent out a distress call Friday that was answered by the USS Ronald Reagan, which was on training maneuvers about 500 miles away. Montero, a fair-haired girl with bright blue eyes, appeared to be doing well as she gave a brief interview with reporters at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. “I’d like to thank the captain of the Dawn Princess, the surgeon and the crew and everyone on the USS Ronald Reagan,” she said quietly, then flashed a shy grin. She said she was usually “a tiny bit” scared of heights but hadn’t been nervous when she was hoisted on a flat stretcher into the helicopter that came to fetch her. last_img read more


first_imgLagan Harps FCOur mens team lost 2-0 to Kilmacrennan Celtic inn a highly competitive game in Orchard Pk. Failure to take our chances ultimately cost us at least a point.We are away to Curragh Athletic next weekend. Our u/16’s had a good 3-1 win over Ballybofey Utd. Scorers were Conor Lynch, Jack Duffy and Ciaran Daffan. Our u14s had no game but one of the players,Jack Parke, played a starring role for Donegal Schoolboys in their win over Inishowen Schoolboys. Our u/12’s lost a tight encounter 2-0 to Cappry Rovers in the cup. Our u/10’s and u/8’s were also both in action. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 1,5,10 and 17. Jason Gibson had three numbers and won E50. The club wishes a speedy recovery to Donegal League disciplinary secretary Terry Leyden.SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS SUFFER DEFEAT TO KILMACRENNAN CELTIC was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Lagan HarpsNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: A minute’s silence was observed at all matches this weekend in memory of Copany Rovers Aaron Scott, who passed away last week.Old Orchard Inn Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers 3 Mulroy Celtic 0Erne Wanderers hosted Mulroy Celtic on Saturday evening under lights at the Lakeside Centre in really miserable weather conditions. The home team started the game playing against a strong wind and their passing game helped in these conditions, playing some neat football in the process. They created some half chances but nothing came of them. However on 15 minutes they broke the deadlock with a neat move down the left wing between and it resulted in Slevin crossing to the far post where Sticky Ward pulled off the shoulder of the defender to plant a fine header into the bottom corner of the net. Mulroy were always a threat with the ball over the top and the Wanderer’s defence had to be on their toes to keep them at bay. The home team were playing well, especially down both flanks but couldn’t add to the score-sheet. The second half started with the home team pushing up on Mulroy’s defence and putting them under real pressure with the away side struggling against the wind. It was the home team who would eventually get the second goal on 65 minutes when a good move down the right, this time between Spratt and Michael Dolan resulted in Dolan floating a ball into Ward who chested it down for Mulligan to volley into the bottom corner for his seventh goal of the season. Mulroy never lay down and came at Erne and were unlucky on a few occasions not to find the net. Then on 87minutes substitute Damien Lyons found the net when the home team broke from a corner at speed and Dolan again crossed for Ward who controlled well on his chest and layed across for Lyons to side foot past the keeper. A very entertaining game between two good teams who like to keep the ball on the ground. Best for Wanderers on the day were Quinn and Dolan in defence and Sticky Ward up front, a good team effort from Mulroy who would be disappointed to not get on the score-sheet. Referee: Liam FarrenKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 6 Gweedore Celtic Reserves 3Fans were treated to a goal feast today at Lurgy Park as Kilmacrennan overcame visitors Gweedore Celtic. It only took the home side 7 minutes to get the opener through Cathal Gallagher who calmly finished a nice cross from the left hand side. Kilmac were 2 up five minutes later when a Liam McBride free kick from close to the half way line deceived everyone in the box and nestled in the corner. McBride turned provider for Kilmac’s third as he swung in a corner which was tucked away nicely by Caolan Kelly. A dream start for the home side. Half an hour in though Gweedore got a goal back when Kilmacrennan didn’t deal with a cross and McGinley was there to tuck it away. Another mix up in the defence led to Kilmacrennan conceding a penalty five minutes later. Up stepped Duggan who placed it into the corner. The teams went in at half time 3-2. Kilmac started the second half brightly and were rewarded 15 minutes in. McBride once again the provider from another corner as Paul Mc Eldowney rose well to power his header home. Cathal Gallagher got his second with a fine drive from 25 yards which found the bottom corner. The big centre forward completed his hat trick, after being slipped through by a lovely ball from Paul Mc Eldowney, sliding his shot under the outrushing keeper. Gweedore managed to get a consolation goal 10 minutes from time through substitute Turski but the game was settled by that stage. Great team performances from both sides on the day. Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoGlenree United Reserves 2 Downtown United 2On the damp and blustery day in Glenree Park the home team were quickest out of the blocks scoring the opening goal with their first attack in the 4th minute when Nicholas Nelis broke free and slide Kevin Doherty through. He still had a lot to do with an outrushing keeper charging down the space, but the Glenree man cleverly dinked the ball over the keeper to see it nestle in the net. The away side were playing with the wind and they were trying to use it to their best advantage, playing some decent football but their final ball was either poor or well dealt with by the visiting defence. The equaliser came in the 35th minute when a corner wasn’t cleared and the ball struck an unlucky Glenree defender to direct it past the keeper. In the 64th minute Glenree scored through a terrific free kick by Darren O’ Connor from the half way line. Downtown were pushing for the equaliser and Glenree broke free after excellent play only for the striker’s shot to go straight into the keeper’s chest. Downtown were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box in the 88th minute which Gio Peoples curled round the wall and into the corner of the net. It was a brave battling performance from both sides who are placed third and fourth in the table. Best for Glenree United were Michael O’ Neill, Darren O’ Connor and Ian Mc Elhinney.Referee: Marty QuinnBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 1 Lifford Celtic 2Lifford Celtic picked up a valuable three points after a hard fought battle with Kilmacrennan. This game was switched to Rab’s Park in Kerrykeel and was played in perfect conditions.Kilmac started brightly and had early chances through Michael McLaughlin and Timmy Burke. Lifford scored somewhat against the run of the early play on fifteen minutes through veteran Damien ‘Pajo’ Patton. Patton was played through on goal by Mark Neeson and coolly placed the ball into the bottom corner of the Kilmac net. The home side went close on forty minutes when Marty Sweeney was denied a certain goal when Lifford’s Lee White pulled off a fantastic save.Kilmac pressed in the early stages of the second half and were rewarded on fifty five minutes. Mart Sweeney rose highest from a Liam McBride cross to bring the scores level. Lifford scored with fifteen minutes remaining when Patton scored from close range. Ryan Shields almost equalised for Kilmac but was thwarted again by Lifford’s net minder.Team performances from both sides.Referee: Kevin LogueMilford United 3 Lagan Harps 0Milford defeated Lagan comprehensively at Moyle View Park on Sunday by three goals to nil, with all the goals coming in the second half. Milford began promisingly creating a few chances but failing to get on the end of some good delivers into the box. The opener came on 55 minutes when a Peter Doherty corner was headed home by the impressive Joey Cullen. David Curley made it two nil on 65minutes when Milford broke down the right and a pin point cross from PJ Hagan was met by Curley, who made a great run from left back spot, to tap home. Peter Doherty, Jason Mc Conigley and Ciaran McGinley had chances to make it three but failed to finish. Lagan pushed more in the final 20minutes forcing a few half chances but failed to score. Austin Marron made a big difference when he came on for Lagan with his pace up front. Milford sealed the victory on 80 minutes when Manus Boyce broke down the right and played the ball to PJ Hagan who beat the defender on the edge of the box and rifled the ball to the top corner. Best for Milford in a good all round team performance was the outstanding Joey Cullen. Referee: Ronan Floyd.Rathmullan Celtic 2 Dunkineely Celtic 2The Seasiders welcomed former Premier League champions Dunkineely Celtic to the Flagpole in a match that Mark Curran’s charges desperately wanted the three points to kick start their surge for a third successive title. The hosts were perilously close to achieving that feat and will look back on spurned opportunities as both sides shared the spoils in a highly entertaining ‘Battle of the Hoops.’Curran’s newest signing and former Irish schoolboy international, Oisin McMenamin, made his debut with aplomb and almost scored in the opening minute with a sublime effort that went inches wide. The Seasiders dominated the early proceedings and were made to pay for not capitalising on 40 minutes when Dunkineely sharp shooter Andrew Mackey unleashed a 40 yard free kick that deceived the Rathmullan keeper for the only goal of the half.The second period saw Curran’s charges again dominate the play. The Seasiders drew level when Kevin Mc Carry was on target and took the lead moments later after Aaron Mc Clafferty converted a spot kick on 70 minutes after Shay Coyle was brought down inside the area.The Hoops should have extended their advantage when talismanic striker Dara Patton missed a guilt edge chance, putting his effort over the crossbar. Mc Clafferty spurned a great chance moments later which the Celts would rue as Dermot Gallier equalised on 79 minutes with a header from a corner.The visitors sensed a victory and Mackey saw his drive come back off the crossbar in the final 10 minutes but it was debutant McMenamin that almost stole the headlines when the striker was denied by a fine save form Pauric Doherty in the final minute as the Hoops finished with a flurry but narrowly failed to get that elusive winner.Best for Dunkineely was Mackey with Menamin leading a fine football display form Curran’s Hoops who will build on this performance in the New Year most definitely.Referee: Mick Lagan St. Catherines 5 Gweedore Celtic 2St Catherines played host to Gweedore Celtic and it was the Saints that took the lead after 2 minutes when Daniel Breslin scored. The Saints then doubled their lead on four minutes when Michael Mullin headed the ball past the Gweedore keeper to make the score 2 nil to the Saints. The Saints then went 3 up on nine minutes when Ryan Farrell scored after he ran down the wing and scored past the Gweedore keeper. Gweedore then got on the score-sheet when Eamon Mc Gee scored for Gweedore to make the score 3-1. The Saints went 4-1 up when Jason Noctor scored with a great left footed shot. Gweedore tried hard to get another goal and they kept on pushing and creating chances but they could not find the net. In the 76th minute the Saints went 5-1 up when Garth Concarr got the ball inside the Gweedore box and he stroked the ball into the bottom corner of the net. Then on 81 minutes Gweedore got another when a cross came into the Saint’s box and it hit the post and went into the net to make the final score 5-2 to the Saints.Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 0 Drumoghill F.C. 3This game was a played in good conditions in Cappry Park. Drumoghill started the game more eager than the home team. They took a deserved lead in the 27th minute when Liam O’Donnell fired low into the net. Drumoghill doubled their lead in the 44th minute through Liam O’Donnell who lobbed the Cappry keeper. In the 54th minute Drumoghill added their third goal when Karlos Rodgers scored with a header. Cappry tried to get a goal back but to no avail. Best for Drumoghill were Chris O’Donnell, Damien Crossan and Richard Moore. Referee: Paddy DuffyCranford United 0 Curragh Athletic 2Curragh got off to the best possible start when Ryan Carlin drove homefrom 6 yards following some nice build up play from Curragh. Theydoubled their lead on 20 minutes when Carlin again found the net witha deflected shot from the edge of the area. Cranford were unlucky notto pull one back when good work from Brendan Giles, Chris Carr andDanny McBride almost created an opening. The second half saw Cranfordwell on top but Mickey O’ Brien was marshalling the Curragh defencewell and forcing Cranford into some long range efforts. Philip Buchananand Arthur lynch had a couple of half chances in the last 15 minutesbut Curragh saw out the game with relative ease. Best for Curragh wereMickey O’ Brien and Ryan Carlin with Tony Boyce Cranford’s best. Referee:Brian O’ KaneCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar United 0 Dunlewey Celtic 3The away team got off to the perfect start when Patrick Campbell scored a lovely volley after 15 minutes. Dunlewey got another on ten minutes. They got their third with 5 minutes left in the first half from the penalty spot when Christy Campbell slotted home. The second half was a tighter affair with Drumbar getting into the game more but after a lot of half chances by both sides it finished 3 nil to the visitors. Two good team displays.Glenree United 2 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3Weather conditions were perfect for this local derby and a minutes silence was observed to the memory of Copany Rovers player Aaron Scott before kickoff.The game stated brightly with a very open style of play and both teams came close to scoring an early goal but it was Johnny Nanny who took advantage of a defensive mix up on 15minutes.Glenree replied immediately with Robert Moore striking a perfect free kick to the top corner on 25minutes.As the game ebbed and flowed it was another defensive error when Glenree failed to clear a corner that went straight into the net. As the half came to a close a Damien Coyle levelled matters when his well struck effort hit off the Kerrykeel centre half and spun around the keeper into the net.2-2 was the score as the second half started and it was a cagey enough affair as both teams were trying to spring the offside traps. As the game finished Michael Mc Devitt stuck the ball from outside the box in a hit and hope effort and the ball found it’s way to the back of the net on 88minutes.Referee: John Ferry. Gweedore United 2 Whitestrand United 1This game played in good conditions at Carrickboyle saw the Gweedore men take all 3 points following a tight encounter. The home side started well holding good possession against a strong Whitestrand side and took a well deserved lead in the 16th minute when a good ball was played from Keith Sweeney to Ciaran McFadden who took the ball past two men and then squared it to Stephen Cassidy who hit the back of the net from close range. Ciaran Mc Fadden and Stephen Cassidy went close on a number of occasions in the opening half, however Brendan Friel in the Whitestrand nets did well on each. In the 36th minute the home side went 2 up when a well delivered Stephen Cassidy corner kick was headed into the top corner by Frank Mc Gee. The visitors nearly pulled one back in the 40th minute when a good shot from Gavin Mc Gowan was well cleared over the bar by Declan Friel and so the score remained 2-0 until half time. The second half saw a different Whitestrand side and they began to pressurise the home defence, however United made a few good chances on the break. Ciaran Mc Fadden and Matthew Byrnes both tested Friel. Whitestrand pulled one back in the 66th minute when a well delivered corner was headed past Gillespie in the United net by a towering Michael Sweeney to make it 2-1. The visitors continued to press for the equaliser however the United defence stood firm and restricted Whitestrand to long range efforts in what was an entertaining match. The home side were delighted to claim all three points. Paul Lynch and Seimí Friel played well for the visitors while it was a good team performance from United with Kevin Cassidy and Eugene Ferry excelling.Referee: Victor Rainey.Ulster Junior CupKeadue Rovers 2 Culdaff F.C. 1Keadue Rovers progressed to the next round of the Ulster Junior Cup with this good win over Culdaff at Central Park. Played in good conditions for the time of year, it was the home side who came flying out of the blocks and in the fifth minute, following some good work from Gerard Walsh and Sean Bonner on the edge of the box, the ball fell to Sean Yank Boyle who coolly rounded the keeper for a close range finish. A few minutes later Hugh Boyle had a good effort just wide from outside the box. Culdaff took a while to settle but by the twenty minute mark had found their feet and a good effort from long range was headed off the line by a Keadue defender. As the half went on it was the home side making most of the play and having some good periods of possession with the two front men working well. Despite this Culdaff were always dangerous on the break. Into the second half and Culdaff were quick starters forcing a number of corners. On fifty minutes a free kick was well saved by Corey Gallagher in the home goals. Culdaff’s best chance of the second half came on seventy minutes when a through ball found a number of forwards rushing in but the striker’s effort sliced wide of the advancing keeper. By seventy eight minutes Keadue put the game to bed. Having been hit on the break for a few minutes before this, a long cross from Prionnsais Forker on the left was headed in by Sean Yank Boyle at the far post. Culdaff still kept plugging away and one minute from time a cross from the right was met by Gerard Walsh for an OG. The home side managed to keep Culdaff at bay for the remaining minutes and go forward to the next round.A good performance from Culdaff for whom Dermot Diver and John Mc Feely were impressive, while Corey Gallagher, Paul Boyle and Sean Boyle stood out for the home team.Referee: Ed Moore.FAI Junior CupGlenea United 3 Sandyford 2Glenea kept their run in the FAI Junior cup going with this hard fought victory over their Dublin opponents. In fine conditions for football the game started quickly with Denis Boyle almost giving Glenea the lead in the 1st minute when he got onto a loose punch by the away keeper and he lifted the ball back over the keeper’s head only to see it drift wide of the post. Sandyford took the lead on 5 minutes when after a good passing move David Keogh turned sharply on the edge of the box and fired the ball home. Sandyford almost doubled their lead a minute later when David Keogh got through the home defence but saw his effort go the wrong side of the post. Glenea were finding it difficult to get going against the quick passing Dubliners, but as the half progressed they started to come more into the game and had a couple of chances with Sean Maguire with a header coming the closest. However Sandyford were always dangerous on the break and on 35 minutes David Keogh took advantage of some slack defending and hammered the ball home for the visitor’s 2nd goal. Glenea needed to start the 2nd half strongly and they did. On 47 minutes Kevin Mulhern controlled a cross at the back post and he drilled it into the net. The home side started to control the midfield and began to put pressure on the visitors, though it took a good save from Sean Mc Clafferty to stop David Keogh from completing his hat trick. On 65 minutes Denis Boyle saw his free kick come back off the bar but Ryan McFadden was on hand to drive the ball home for the equalizer. Glenea took the lead 2 minutes later when a long free kick from Padraig McGee was headed past his own keeper by the Sandyford sweeper. Sandyford pushed hard for an equalizer but Glenea managed to keep them out and went close on a couple of occasions to extending their leadBest for Glenea were Eugene Maguire and Denis Boyle, while David O’ Hehir and David Keogh impressed for Sandyford.Martin Mc Garrigle was the referee with Stephen Toner & Packie Coll assistants TOTAL SOCCER: DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCH REPORTS was last modified: December 9th, 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

Nelson Mandela as life-long archivist

first_imgNelson Mandela was known for being meticulous in his notetaking and record-keeping, and while in prison would always write a draft copy of every letter that he sent in a series of exercise books. In late March 1971, two of these hardcover notebooks were taken from his cell on Robben Island by a warder. Mandela immediately took it up with the authorities in an effort to have the books returned. He wrote two letters requesting that the matter be looked into, a correspondence which lends insight into the approach of the prison authorities at the time. In his first letter to Colonel Badenhorst, Mandela wrote, “I have to advise that two long hardcover notebooks in which I have kept copies of my correspondence since February 1969 have been removed from my cell.” He went on to explain that he had permission from the commanding officer to keep copies of his correspondence and that General Steyn, Brigadier Aucamp, Chief Warder Fourie and the Commissioner of Prisons were all aware that he kept copies of his letters. In response, a senior prison service official wrote to the colonel saying that he was aware of the missing articles and wasn’t particularly concerned about their disappearance.‘The disappearance of my pen …’ Mandela then followed up with a second letter in which he reiterated that his notebooks had gone missing and that, since his first letter, he had discovered that one of his pens was also missing. He said: “I strongly suspect that the person who removed the books from the cell also took the pen and I ask you to investigate the matter and have this article replaced. The disappearance of my pen has greatly disturbed me. Mine is the fifth one to disappear within the first three months of this year. I have lived in the single cell section for seven years and this is the first time for us to suffer such losses.” His letters of complaint were ignored. Unbeknownst to him, the notebooks had been passed on by the prison authorities to the Security Police for “decoding”.Every small struggle Verne Harris, head of the Memory Programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, explains what this incident reveals about Mr Mandela: “He believed that in prison, every small struggle contributes to the bigger struggle, and he was a masterful practitioner of the art.” The two notebooks were finally returned to Mr Mandela in 2004 by a former security policeman, and both were used in the writing of his latest book Conversations with Myself. The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Memory Programme is dedicated to documenting resources from the life and times of Mr Mandela and giving members of the public access to this history. Harris emphasises the importance of documenting and archiving these stories from Mr Mandela’s life, saying: “These small incidents cast light on the larger processes of struggle.” SAinfo reporter and Nelson Mandela Foundationlast_img read more