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Courtesy is Always Helpful, Even in Development!Courtesy is Always Helpful, Even in Development!

first_imgIn America they call it “road rage”, and it can be sometimes even deadly.  Just last week an angry motorist alighted his vehicle in Virginia and beat up an older man because he was honking (blowing his horn), which Mr. Anger found unbearably irritating.  When he had finished venting his anger, the aged fellow was rushed to the hospital, where he was announced dead on arrival from a heart attack!  Other motorists took Mr. Anger’s license plate and reported the matter to the police.  Poor Mr. Anger was slammed a charge of manslaughter that could land him in jail for years.  But why put one self in for nothing trouble because of impatience and patent discourtesy? For the same reason these BIG SHOTS in Monrovia, riding vehicles marked “RL,” “SEN” and “REP,” transporting people who make and enforce the law; and even the Police, who are supposed to be keepers of the peace and courtesy, abuse poor road workers whose job it is to direct the traffic so that the construction proceeds speedily and on time.According to our Diplomatic Correspondent Joaquin Sendolo, road workers serving CICO, the Chinese company paving the road from Red Light to Fendall, complain of traffic violations and insults hurled out to them by these BIG SHOT drivers.It is simple stupidities like these, which are also a form of corruption because they clearly demonstrate the abuse of power, that make us often wonder whether Liberians really want development.  Road construction and maintenance take place everywhere in the world.  And our top officials often travel to developed countries and enjoy their clean and comfortable streets and super highways. But do our officials ever wonder how these streets and highways came to be so easy and pleasant to drive on?  These modern streets and highways definitely did not drop from Heaven! Every inch was painstakingly designed, dug, filled with dirt, paved and maintained in day and night, and motorists HAVE BEEN COMPELLED to cooperate to make it happen for their own benefit and that of the general public.  That is a small but very important part of what is called DEVELOPMENT.  For people to get to work on time; for the trailers to move the automobiles from the factories to the dealerships; for the lorries to transport the food and other goods to the supermarkets and shopping centers; for heavy and light equipment to move to various points to carry on further development and make the country better and more livable; and for people to travel quickly and comfortably to their places of worship and on hundreds of miles on business, to weddings, funerals or on vacation, they need roads, roads, roads–not the pot-holed, deep-ditched roads in Liberia that the government has determinedly endeavored to improve since 2006.And here is GOL now, striving to pave the road, for the first time, to Ganta, and on to Zwedru, Fishtown and Harper; and even from Gbarnga to Voinjama, Kolahun and Vahun; and BIG SHOTS’ AND POLICE CARS are “cussing” the poor and humble road workers only because they are there laboring under the sun, rain, cold and dust, trying to help these same BIG SHOTS travel safely and avoid unnecessary traffic congestion.Do we really want development in Liberia?We hope that Speaker Alex Tyler, Senate Pro-Temp Gbessongar Findley, Police Inspector General Masaquoi and ALL Ministers and Heads of government Agencies will warn their vehicle operators to STOP the rudeness, unruly behavior and discourteous attitude to the poor road workers, whose only “crime”–well, what else deserves such nasty behavior?–is to detour the traffic to protect those parts of the road already prepared, and minimize traffic congestion.Madam President, please talk to your officials–in ALL branches of government, and to your beloved Police, too, whose JOB it is to befriend and protect the weak and everyone else and keep the peace.  Tell them it is despicable (shameful, wicked) to “cuss” people for doing their job.And, Madam President, tell all the people all over the country to be like the Vahun people, to show courtesy, kindness and gratitude to the road workers who are trying to make life better for ALL our people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ebola Happenings: Three Ebola Orphans Appeal for HelpEbola Happenings: Three Ebola Orphans Appeal for Help

first_imgThree children who lost their parents to the Ebola virus months ago in Caldwell, fear the worst if urgent aid is not forthcoming to alleviate their suffering.The Passawe children, Ahmed, Bendu and Mohammed, have not smiled since they lost their parents back in June of this year. Forgotten about and not registered by the Ministry Of Health or Gender as children in need, they have been struggling to survive day by day for the past five months.“ It’s not easy for us getting up everyday to go and beg,” they stated.Their father, who was a medical assistant at the T&M Neighboring Clinic in Caldwell, is said to have contracted Ebola during the second outbreak. Following his death, three other members of Mr. Passawe’s family passed away, including his widow, son and nephew.“When Mr. Passawe died, his body was seized by the government after his family tried to bury him in Cape Mount.Another health practitioner who was treating Mr. Passewe also died. He died a week after Mr. Passawe,” stated a community resident who did not want to be named.The children have been on their own since then, and, according to residents, after they were released from their 21 day quarantine, they never stayed at home much.“Early in the morning the three children would go to look for food, and by night they would return home. No one used to see them. Their situation made them afraid of everyone” stated the resident.As things got worse for the children someone notified Madam Tenneh Sette who claims to be their grandmother.“I was out of town and after the death of their parents I was called back to town to take care of them. Unfortunately, half of the market their mother was selling was damaged during her illness. The little market that is left can’t even provide for a single individual, let alone three children,” Ma Sette explained.According to Ahmed, who is in his mid-teens, Ma Sette is having financial problems taking care of them.“Many days we have to beg for food and other needs from relatives, and I know when school starts, it will be hard for us to go,” the sad faced teen stated.Ma Sette, who thinks she’s unable to take care of them much longer, craves for help. She says the children are traumatized, sad and hungry.“I’m finding it difficult as a single person to provide for these children on a daily basis. They often go to bed without food and in their situation, that’s the worst thing that could happen to a child,” she tearfully added.According to the family, they need assistance from the government and other humanitarian people.“I need aid to provide education and other basic necessities for these children. We are in a complete level of hardship,” Ma Sette cried.Meanwhile, Caldwell Township administrative assistant, Madam Hawa Johnson, noted the lack of progress for children who have lost their parents to the Ebola virus.“We’re finding it difficult to get proper support for them in our township. Most of them are now spending their days in video clubs, play station booths and on the streets,” Hawa worried.  ”These children have been stigmatized by their communities and having lost parental attention and without homes, they are looking ragged,” she lamented.According to the township administrative assistant, there is an urgent need for aid in Caldwell for these Ebola orphaned children.“Help us,” six year-old Bendu Passawe said as tears rolled down her face.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Parika needs to be made into a townParika needs to be made into a town

first_imgDear Editor,It was so nice to hear the Minister of State at the Parika flag raising ceremony. He said lots of good things will be done for Parika: the road from Parika to Goshen will be done, the Parika T&HD Stelling will be repaired and lots of other good things to follow, but he did not say when will it start. We hope it’s not after 2020 elections.Parika needs to become a town, because everything passes through here. Places like Bartica, its riverine areas East and West of the Essequibo River, Leguan, Wakenaam, Hogg Island, Fort Island, Morashee, Bonasika, Essequibo Coast, Pomeroon and more.(1) Parika needs a small cottage hospital with doctors and nurses –cases like these, maternity, snake bites, malaria, trees fell on persons, mining accidents, shooting, chopping, that’s just to name a few. Sick cases have to wait so long for an ambulance to take them to the West Demerara Regional Hospital or the Georgetown Public Hospital.A small hospital could be very useful until help arrives. A regular doctor and nurses to assist in emergencies, also the people of Parika and environs would benefit. A Government ambulance and a hearse should be stationed at Parika cottage hospital and a small fire station is also needed.(2) If you are travelling with your truck or car going to the islands, Essequibo, Bartica etc, it’s a big hassle with the traffic to get to the stelling or to the scale. The road space is too narrow.(3) Parika is in need of a television station to serve the above mentioned areas because to place an advertisement for death or birthdays etc is very expensive and time consuming to travel from those remote areas to make these things possible and the signals will be stronger in these remote areas. People farming in the backdam, to residents all around, they will enjoy television.Sincerely,Winston B MillerParika Outfall, EastBank Essequibolast_img read more

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‘Who Should Be Behind Bars?’‘Who Should Be Behind Bars?’

first_imgSimeon Freeman: “We are afraid of this country going backward in any form or manner.”The Standard Bearer of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman, has said that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has repeatedly violated the Liberian Constitution with full impunity.Non-Liberian citizens, he said, are appointed to positions in government in clear violation of Liberian Law.“Robert Sirleaf, an American citizen, officially advised Madam Sirleaf on Presidential matters before applying for a Liberian status; though it is unclear whether this has been granted,” Freeman said.He made the statement Monday, July 14, at a press conference held at the headquarters of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) in Congo Town.He said an official extradition process has begun for Ellen Cockrum and Judge Melvin Johnson.“When people who are non-citizens of a country serve in leading positions,” said Mr. Freeman, “the impact on the national morale is costly.” “Such blatant constitutional violations are part of what the President calls ‘these distractions,’” he saidSuch distractions, Mr. Freeman noted, undermine economic growth and perpetrators must submit to the police; be placed behind bars while awaiting speedy trial as the action both violates the oath of the office and Constitution of Liberia.The MPC head referred to the Public Financial Management Law of Liberia, saying that it is clear on the management of public funds and its subsequent expenditure; “but we have seen institutions like LISCR and NOCAL collecting millions of dollars annually and expending most of the money for Ellen’s public relations and associated expenditures, in clear violation of the PFM law of Liberia.“When institutions spend collected revenues outside of nationally prescribed laws and they are not prosecuted speedily, their actions in all respects are more costly to the state than the Nimba raid; and so we do agree that officers at NOCAL or LISCR or the Liberia Maritime Authority must submit to the police, be placed behind bars for the speedy trials they deserve.”When a well-intentioned investor is awarded illegal privileges to enable unspeakable but special favors for the negotiators, at the expense of the people, especially those in project affected areas; it undermines the equatibility of wealth distribution and is globally a source of national conflict as documented by the United Nations panel of experts on Liberia and the Center for International Conflict Resolution of the Columbia University,” Mr. Freeman said.He continued, “It is clear from these documentations that the people of Liberia, victims of selfishly arranged illegal agreements, did lawfully and peacefully complain to their leaders. They were effectively silenced through the power of the above declaration by no small person but their President, who should have sought their interest.When one considers the huge grabs, the duration of land tenure, the billions awarded to fly-by-night companies that did absolutely nothing; were awarded huge tax breaks; allowed by the President and the legislature to resell state assets for millions and repatriate resources; we can but only wonder, who should be behind bars for destroying Liberia?“Who should be behind bars—the victims of exploitation or those who in the discharge of their duties violated the people’s trust, enriched themselves and provoked  them to anger?” he asked.Every project affected area in Liberia he said, is a conflict zone.Mr. Freeman pointed out that there are serious complaints in Bong Mines, Sinoe, Cape Mount and Bomi and many other project affected areas where locals were either flogged or intimidated by brute force.Whether it is the health workers, many of whom are volunteers, poorly compensated and prone to deadly diseases, whose pleas have gone unheeded; or young men and women selling in the streets of Liberia, whose goods are consistently confiscated and possessed by police officers; AFL soldiers and their widows complaining about benefits that have gone unattended; a mismanaged economy with aggressively rising exchange rates that greatly undermine purchasing power; and national expenditure approaches that spend all of the people’s monies on state bureaucracies; the people have spoken but no one listens.“We call it sin by nature. If we must build a democratic society, it is not enough when institutions like the Liberia Council of Churches populated with non-God fearing men, condemn the reaction of  explicated citizens and remain silent in the face of serious constitutional breaches by the powers that be”, he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cuffy Explains Role of Lawmakers on Anti-Money Laundering InitiativesCuffy Explains Role of Lawmakers on Anti-Money Laundering Initiatives

first_imgMr. Cuffy challenges Legislature on anti-money laundering initiativesThe head of Liberia’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Alex Cuffy has challenged the Legislature to support anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) initiatives in Liberia.He called on lawmakers to enact AML/CFT laws and provide resources for sectoral stakeholders through budgetary appropriations and legislative representation or advocacy.Cuffy was speaking on the “role of the legislature in combating illicit financial flows (IFFs) in Liberia” during the regular session of the House of Representatives.It followed a letter from Grand Bassa County District #5 Representative Thomas A. Goshua, II to plenary to invite the FIU to shed light on its work. Representative Goshua recently attended a parliamentarian forum on how to support the fight against IFFs and AML/CFT initiatives in Abuja, Nigeria.Cuffy encouraged the legislature to hold AML/CFT entities accountable for the performance of their duties through legislative oversight.“If I am doing my work, the legislative branch or House of Representatives has the powers to check on me. You are also admonished to attend some of these AML/CFT workshops, conferences and forums so that you can be better acquainted with these things,” he told plenary on May 3, 2018.Successes of the FIUCuffy told lawmakers that the FIU has improved the negative reputation of Liberia with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), since its creation by a 2012 act (approved on April 30, 2013 and published in handbills on May 2, 2013) as the national agency responsible for receiving, requesting, conducting preliminary investigations, analyzing and disseminating information to competent authority concerning suspected proceeds of crime and terrorist property,.The FIU’s vision is to build a well-equipped unit dedicated to an effective AML/CFT regime and protect Liberia’s financial system from abuse of financial and economic crime for the enhancement of national, regional and global peace and economic stability.There are 21 predicate offenses for or linked to money laundering,  participation in an organized criminal group and racketeering, terrorism, including terrorist financing, trafficking in human beings and migrant smuggling, sexual exploitation, including sexual exploitation of children, illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, illicit arms trafficking, illicit trafficking in stolen and other goods, corruption and bribery, fraud, counterfeiting currency, counterfeiting and piracy of products, environmental crime, murder and grievous bodily injury, kidnapping, illegal restraint and hostage-taking, robbery or theft, smuggling, extortion, forgery, insider trading and market manipulation and tax evasion.Cuffy said the FIU is assisting Liberia maintain and upgrade its standing with international bodies, including FATF and Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA).He said the FIU is improving on its investigation and prosecution of financial crimes to assist in increasing revenues for the government.“A country which, over the number of years that has AML/CFT measures in place and have not had even a case of money laundering or an indictment of money laundering and a guilty plea or guilty verdict and confiscation of property to the state, then you are not doing well.“We have not achieved one confiscation yet but we are assisting law enforcement to do that. Hopefully this year, we should succeed with three indictments. That’s our target. We are also working with the revenue agency in increasing revenues because there are eyes that we have that they don’t have,” he stressed. Challenges of the FIUOne of the major challenges facing the FIU, according to Cuffy, is the limited political will, which was recently hindered by the constitutional change of government.“All the ministers were changed. So the ministers and everybody, like what we are doing here now, are not aware of these issues because they have to be brought to your attention. So if you don’t know, you don’t act. And if you don’t act, political will is not there. Do you intend to do? Yes, you intend to do but you don’t know how to,” he said.Cuffy named delays/refusals to provide information & data when requested by law, unavailability of databases, weak information technology infrastructure & equipment and inadequate budgetary support and provision of funds as some of the challenges confronting the FIU. Beginning June, he said, the FIU intends to carry on massive awareness exercises on AML/CFT initiatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Zeeburg fisherman gets 3 years for larcenyZeeburg fisherman gets 3 years for larceny

first_imgTwenty seven-year-old fisherman Vishal Jones of Zeeburg, West Coast Demerara was on Thursday sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by Georgetown Magistrate Faith McGusty after he was found guilty of break and enter and larceny committed a few weeks ago.Jones was initially placed on $50,000 bail by Georgetown Magistrate Fabayo Azore following a not-guilty plea. The police had alleged that Jones broke and entered the dwelling house of Michelle Michado, located in George Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, between October 25, 2017 and November 1, 2017, stealing therefrom building materials and clothing, among other items totalling $549,000 in value.last_img

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Accused sex offender arrested againAccused sex offender arrested again

first_imgA predator convicted of sexually assaulting female job seekers who believed he was an AT&T executive has been arrested again in El Segundo, less than three weeks after prosecutors agreed to a plea deal that allowed his release from jail. Oscar A. Corea, 38, was arrested Thursday night in a room at the Hacienda Hotel, where four women met with him for job interviews. Some of the women said he had touched them inappropriately when he hugged them goodbye, El Segundo police Lt. Bob Turnbull said. “We were able to stop it before anything potentially bad could happen,” Turnbull said. “It could have been a lot worse.” Just 21 days earlier, Corea pleaded no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court to one count of assault with intent to commit rape. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champUnder the plea deal with prosecutors, Corea – already listed as a predator on the state’s Megan’s Law Web site – received a six-year suspended prison sentence, was placed on probation for five years, and had a strike placed on his record. The sentence, imposed by Commissioner Ronald Rose, meant Corea received credit for 10 months he spent in county jail following his Jan. 31 arrest. He was released the day after his plea in late November. Had he gone to trial, Corea would have faced four years in prison for sexually assaulting two women while posing as an AT&T executive in January. Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, said Rose was clear he would impose the six-year prison sentence if Corea violated his probation. In the January cases, Corea enticed young women with offers of high-wage jobs and company cars. He met one victim Jan. 8 in the Hacienda Hotel lobby. Displaying paperwork with AT&T logos to appear legitimate, Corea conducted the interview but restrained the woman and touched her sexually, police said. He met a second woman in North Hollywood on Jan. 4 and sexually assaulted her. Police linked the two crimes and identified Corea as a suspect because he had earlier committed similar offenses. He also left behind a DNA sample in the El Segundo case, a prosecutor said. The state’s Megan Law Web site shows Corea’s previous convictions as touching a person intimately against her will for sexual arousal and sexual battery. On Thursday, a Hacienda Hotel employee recognized Corea when he checked into the hotel. The employee knew Corea’s history and called police when he saw Corea with several women. “We were very shocked he was even in our city,” Turnbull said. Detectives responded and found four women who said they were at the hotel to be interviewed by a man known only as Ralph. Ralph told them he was an AT&T executive, Turnbull said. Officers arrested Corea on suspicion of attempted rape, burglary and sexual battery. He was held in county jail without bail after parole officials placed a hold on him. Corea had been driving a black 2004 Toyota Matrix. Police believe he might have used it to look for women to approach. One was contacted on a Hawthorne street, Turnbull said. El Segundo police believe there might be more victims during the three weeks Corea was out of jail. Anyone with information about Corea was asked to call Detective Vince Martinez at 310-524-2263 or Sgt. Dan Kim at 310-524-2261. larry.altman@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

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GAA NEWS: KILCAR DRAWN TO FACE GAOTH DOBHAIR IN DONEGAL GAELTACHTGAA NEWS: KILCAR DRAWN TO FACE GAOTH DOBHAIR IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT

first_imgKevin O’Riordan visited us last Friday morning on his trip around Ireland kicking a point at every pitch in Ireland to raise money for the street children in Kolkata, India. Text ‘kick4hope’to 50300 to donate €4 or visit gofundme.com/mgx2b8pm, we wish Kevin all the best of the rest of his journey. Our seniors are away to Gaoth Dobhair in preliminary round of the county Gaeltacht this week while our reserves travel to Naomh Muire the following weekend. Well done to Donegal seniors on their league victory over Cork on Sunday, Paddy McBrearty, Ryan and Eoin McHugh all featured.Club Membership Club membership for 2016 is now available at the following rates. Adult Playing Members €30, Student Playing Members €20, Adult Members €20, Family Membership (2 adults &Children U18) €40 and Student/Juvenile Members €10. Membership can be paid to Denise McSweeney. Forms are available in The Aislann, for download from our website or from Denise. All Adult members paid up before Mar 31st will be entered into a club draw.Minor BoardThanks to all who attended the Underage Education night in the Cinema Room in Aislann Cill Chartha last Thursday evening it was great to see such a large turnout.Ladies Training Ladies training on Monday evenings from 7-8 pm in Aislann Cill Chartha for anyone 15 years and over who want to play Under 16 minor and senior this year. Please make an effort to attend it’s for only 1 hour and this is to get our fitness level up also for any past players or ladies who wish to take part in fitness class, all welcome.Ladies Board Cash for ClubsAnois teacht an EarraighBeidh an lá dúl chun shíneadh Is tar eis na Féile Bríde ardóigh mé mo sheol……..SPRING IS HERE TIME TO, CLEAR OUT YOUR WARBROBE BRING ALL YOUR UNWANTED CLOTHING WHICH INCLUDESAll Ladies Gents Children’s, all clothing shoes belts bags, hats and also all bed linen and curtains. Bring your bags to Towney GAA rooms any day from now until Saturday 27th February for more details ring: Mary Football 087-6168779 or Caroline Brady 087-2696803. Bags can be collected ring above numbers for details.  Go raibh a mile maith agaibhClub AppWe have passed the 200 members mark on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system. LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €3,200 this week’s numbers were:  3, 7, 22 and 24 winners were: €50 Roseann Ellis €30 Lisa c/o Centra, Kilcar €20 Kenneth Kennedy and Meabh Nic Giolla Chearra.Club Bingo Jackpot now €6,450!There was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €6,450 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €150 Theresa Ellis €80 Marie Cunningham, Marie McShane €70 Nora Byrne, Ann Kane, Mary Cunningham, Marie Doogan, Kathleen Cunningham, Ann Breslin and Brendan Keeney. For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR DRAWN TO FACE GAOTH DOBHAIR IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT was last modified: February 8th, 2016 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:donegalGAASportlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S FACE GLENSWILLY THIS SATURDAY AT THE BRIDGEGAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S FACE GLENSWILLY THIS SATURDAY AT THE BRIDGE

first_imgSt. Michael’s NotesAll County League St. Michael’s are at home to Glenswilly on this Saturday evening the 9th April with the throw ins at 5.15pm and 6.45pm.Division1 League  Semi Final TicketsThe Deadline for Tickets through the club for the Dublin v Donegal Division 1 League Semi Final in Croke Park on this Sunday the 10th April is 3pm on Wednesday the 6th April.  Names to be given to Moses on 0868832129 or Patricia Kelly on 0861239435 by then.The Ticket Prices are Adult €15, Juvenile (Under 6 years €5). Please note no concession in the Hogan Stand.  Family tickets in the Cusack/Davin Stand.  Clubs ordering family tickets to please state the number of adults and children in each family.Group passes to be ordered directly through http://www.gaa.ie/tickets/the-gaa-group-pass/.  Cut off time is  Wednesday 6th April at 2pm.Safe TalkA Safe Talk Course has been arranged to be held in the Clubhouse at the Bridge on this Monday the 11th April beginning at 7.pm and finishing at 10pm. This course is free of charge and it is recommended that all coaches and administrators and anyone else over 18 should attend. Refreshments will be served. It is limited to 24 participants; anyone wishing to attend should give their names to Moses on 0868832129 as soon as possible. Please Note earlier start time.Good LuckGood Luck to the St. Michael’s Players and the rest of the Donegal team and management in the League Division 1 Semi Final against Dublin in Croke Park on this Sunday the 10th April. St. Michael’s Lotto RotaThe names for the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto Rota for this Saturday night the 9th April Dunfanaghy Tommy McGinley Creeslough Brian Dolan, 16th April Liam McElhinney and Mickey McFadden, Creeslough Rose Baird.St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 3,4,7,9,12,18.  There were no Match 5 winners; 48 people matched 4 and their names were draw.  The winner of the €100 was John Doak Creeslough.  This weeks Jackpot be €3150. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated. The Club would like to thank Boyces Centra in Dunfanaghy for allowing club members to sell tickets in the store on Friday last.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .Drive Home in Style from the Bingo in CreesloughThe winner of the €100 on the 9th game at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre on Sunday night last Martin Keavney Chapel Road Dunfanaghy.You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a house on 45 nos or less.  Check on 45 Numbers or less with the magic number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000.  The normal Snowball is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins.  The car was in play last Sunday night but was not won. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €3150.  The single book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community CentreSt. Michael’s Lotto RotaThe names for the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto Rota for this Saturday night the 9th April Dunfanaghy Tommy McGinley Creeslough Brian Dolan, 16th April Liam McElhinney and Mickey McFadden, Creeslough Rose Baird.SOS for Photographs! Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.ie Please spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!! All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardU12s Training begins at the Bridge this Fri evening  April 8th from 6 until 7.30pm with the bus leaving Creeslough at 5.30pm sharp .  E3 for the bus and gum shields are essential . Any queries : please contact Brandan on 083 188 8983U14sSt Michael ‘s U14s played away to St Eunan’s last Monday evening and were well beaten by a stronger St Eunan’s side but the team performed well.Training now takes place every FRIDAY evening at the Bridge @7pm. The bus is €3 and leaves Creeslough at 6.30pm.U16s Matches for the U 16s does not take place until after the Junior Cert Exams in June. Players will be advised when training commences by the manager –Martin.Minors St Michael’s Minors were away to Cloughaneely last Wednesday evening and in a well contested game by our neighbours, St Michael ‘s ran out winners by six points . The Minors then played at home on Sunday morning against Gweedore and had a very convincing win .  Though the team still have to play  Termon in the League campaign , the Bridgemen are through to the Semifinals ! Well done to allRegistration Thank you to all who registered to become members of St Michael’s before the deadline. Any child still wishing to register for the Parish League can still do so on the day. Parish League Parish League continues this Sunday at the Bridge from 1.30 until 3pm.  We still need volunteers please for help in the tea rooms, on the gate, with refereeing and coaching .Any donations of home baking or Sandwiches would be greatly appreciated.GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S FACE GLENSWILLY THIS SATURDAY AT THE BRIDGE was last modified: April 5th, 2016 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:GAASportSt Michaelslast_img read more

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GAA: McGUINNESS MAKES THREE CHANGES FOR CAVAN CLASHGAA: McGUINNESS MAKES THREE CHANGES FOR CAVAN CLASH

first_imgDonegal boss Jim McGuinness has made three changes for this Sunday’s clash with Cavan at Breffni Park.Marty Boyle replaces injured Frank McGlynn in the half-backs while Kevin Rafferty and Michael Hegarty take over from Adrian Hanlon and Dermot Molloy.Rafferty’s selection at midfield will see Martin McElhinney moving to the attack, it was announced this evening. Hanlon has been dropped from the team for disciplinary reasons.Molloy will be a sub while veteran Hegarty is recalled at full-forward.Hegarty is pleased to be back, saying: “Jim McGuinness has great respect for the players and he is a great communicator.“There is a great method in everything he does and he is close enough to some of us in age. “And he is so passionate that you just don’t want to let him down.“It is a very contented squad and we are very focused.”The good news is that both captain Michael Murphy and Rory Kavanagh have passed fitness tests.Leo McLoone however is not yet match fit.Brilliant Kilcar teenager Patrick McBrearty will be on the bench. Cavan will have eight Ulster SFC debutants in their team for the provincial quarter-final.James McEnroe, Patrick Carroll, Dane O’Dowd, Niall Murray and Damien Reilly, Gearóid McKiernan, Fergal Flanagan and Niall McDermott get their first championship starts in attack.Cavan: J Reilly; J McEnroe, P Carroll, D O’Dowd; N Murray, J McCutcheon, D Reilly, R Cullivan, D Givney, G McKiernan, M Lyng, F Flanagan, N McDermott, E Keating, S Johnston.Donegal: P Durcan, K Lacey, E McGee, P McGrath, M Boyle, A Thompson, K Cassidy, R Kavanagh, K Rafferty, M McElhinney, M Hegarty, R Bradley, C McFadden, M Murphy, M McHugh. GAA: McGUINNESS MAKES THREE CHANGES FOR CAVAN CLASH was last modified: June 10th, 2011 by gregShare 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 GAAGAATEAM V CAVANlast_img read more

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