Oscar scores hat trick as Chelsea, Everton win

first_imgLONDON (AP):Oscar scored a first-half hat-trick as Chelsea cruised to a 5-1 victory at second-tier MK Dons to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup yesterday.Oscar tapped into an empty net in the 15th minute after a defensive blunder, but the Dons soon levelled when Darren Potter beat Thibaut Courtois with a heavily deflected shot from the edge of the area.Costa and Eden Hazard squandered easy chances before Oscar drilled home Chelsea’s second in the 32nd minute and then smashed in a superb third just before the break after a 25-yard (meter) run that started over on the left touchline.Hazard converted a penalty after the break and Bertrand Traore added the fifth as Guus Hiddink’s side made sure there was no risk of a cup upset.”If you play the big, big games like Arsenal, Man U, Man City, etc, the concentration is always high, automatically,” Hiddink said. “But these games, you have to be well prepared mentally, and I think we did well in the first half – although we were not finishing it off in the first 20 minutes.”Hiddink, who has engineered a solid recovery by the Premier League champions since replacing JosÈ Mourinho in December, paid tribute to match-winner Oscar.HAPPY PLAYERS”He’s playing with a smile on his face, and that’s what I like very much with the players – when they know their obligation – and also defensively, these guys know their job to do, and they do it … . It’s good to see.”Chelsea’s next opponent in the competition will not be such a pushover as the Dons, after Hiddink’s side was drawn against Premier League title favourites Manchester City in the last 16.Everton also advanced yesterday, beating fourth-tier Carlisle 3-0 in a match where fans were given a warning that racism would not be tolerated at the stadium, following a report of abusive language.The alleged incident happened after Everton opened the scoring in the second minute through Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone, who is black.A public-address system message warned fans that racist abuse would not be tolerated, and local police issued the same message on Twitter, asking anyone with information to report it.”I thought it was dealt with in a very good manner,” Everton manager Roberto Martinez told broadcaster BT Sport.Aaron Lennon, who lined up Kone’s tap-in at the far post, made it 2-0 in the 14th with another close-range strike.Ross Barkley put the result beyond doubt in the 65th with an impressive curling shot from the edge of the area that took a slight deflection.Everton are away to Bourne-mouth in the fifth round.last_img read more

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Woman, 20, Gang Raped to Death in Bong

first_imgReports filtering in from Gbalatuah, (formerly Tolbert Farm) in the Zota District, Bong County, say that a 20-old woman, identified as Hanna Flomo, was recently gang-raped to death by a number of unknown individuals.According to one of the members of the independent coroner’s jury constituted by the leadership of the town to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of Ms. Flomo, established that the deceased suffered from multiple rape.One of the jurors—who begged for anonymity— explained that three used condoms were inserted in the deceased with each filled with sperm, presumed introduced by the alleged rapists.He told this paper that his committee agreed that the deceased’s breasts were cut, while there were scars under her armpits.“The committee found evidence to establish foul-play in connection with what is obviously a homicide. We compiled a comprehensive report, my brother, but that report mysteriously disappeared and has never been found.”The committee is accusing the town leadership of being in possession of the document, while on the other hand, the town leadership is pointing fingers at the committee for taking away the report,” he declared, shaking his head in disappointment.Explaining further, this committee member intoned that on January 1, 2014, which was New Year’s Day, the deceased was seen with three unfamiliar young gentlemen drinking mixed liquor ranging from beer, stout, 8 PM, and the local palm wine.When they realized that they had over-dosed her with the liquor, the three said that they were taking the deceased to her house to sleep, the juror member disclosed.“This looks like an organized crime because the manner in which things were handled—from the town administration level to the security—is quite unsatisfactory. Moreover, the woman was buried on January 3, at 3 a.m., something very unusual” the coroner’s jury-member revealed.  He could not say whether an arrest had been made, but confirmed that the perpetrators were on the run.According to information Hanna Flomo graduated from the St Peter’s Episcopal High School in Gbarnga during 2012/2013 school year; she had gone to Gbalatuah to spend the holidays with maternal family.Speaking to this paper through an interpreter, the aunt of the deceased, Kebbeh Flomo said that late in the evening, on New Year’s Day, three gentlemen escorted their victim to the house on their shoulders, explaining that she had been over-come with liquor—and that she needed rest.“They took her into her room and we did not check on her until the next day—by which time, the men had left. We thought she was suffering from the dizziness,” Ma Kebbeh Flomo explained with tears streaming down her cheeks.Kebbeh Flomo informed this paper that officers, who appeared on the crime scene to conduct a preliminary investigation, requested that she paid L$3,000 to get the investigation underway.Meanwhile, police in Gbarnga say the Liberia National Police, along with the United Nations Police, (UNPOL) have launched a vigorous security search for the alleged rapists. They assured the citizens that the security apparatus would do everything to bring the perpetrators to justice.A senior police officer, who preferred not to be named, confided to this paper that the police was questioning a man identified as Boimah Jah, who is suspected of being an accomplice of the others, who are still on the run.“As soon as we conclude the investigation, the press will be duly informed. I think we are heading somewhere positive,” the police officer said.At the same time, family members of the late Hanna Flomo are calling on the Liberian Government and the Liberia National Police to send what they termed neutral security to conduct a transparent investigation into the brutal murder of Hanna Flomo.A teacher of the William R. Tolbert High School in Gbalatuah, Jackson Mulbah, said the latest incident might discourage parents who want to send their children to the recently-renovated school’s dormitory.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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All Liberian Athletes Reunion in Minnesota, USA June 19-21

first_imgThe Liberian Athletes Reunion announces activities marking its 2nd annual reunion scheduled in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA from June 19-21. The three-day event will feature a meet & greet program, general assembly, sport activities, award ceremony and a goodbye cocktail. The Theme of the 2015 reunion is “Fostering unity among Liberian Athletes.” Former Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Hon. Joyce Newman, will serve as this year’s guest speakers. The annual reunion is designed to offer Liberian athletes, sport promoters, sport administrators, entertainers, and enthusiasts the chance to come together, reminisce the past, foster peace and unity, create new friendships and celebrate the many experiences of representing the motherland (Liberia). In addition, the reunion will honor Liberians who have contributed immensely to the development and promotion of various sporting disciplines in Liberia. The reunion’s general assembly intends to bring like-minded people together to formulate a strategic concept document that will serve as a basis for the development and promotion of various sport disciplines in Liberia. “We are thrilled to bring this exciting event to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul as we celebrate the camaraderie and enduring legacies of our former, current and future athletes,” said veteran Liberian journalist Al-Jerome Anasta Chede. “The reunion will provide a great opportunity to share sportsmanship as we look forward to reenergizing the game in Liberia thereby maintaining a fraternity of love.”“Minnesota is excited to be the host of this year reunion,” said George Harris, local 2015 planning committee chair and one time Invisible Eleventh striker. “All is now set to welcome an array of sportsmen and women from across the United States, Africa, Europe, and Asia to the city of 10,000 lakes.”“Minnesota is famous for its ability to host special gatherings, and we are thrilled to welcome this group of extraordinary people to our iconic city,” said Stephen Wreh-Wilson. “This year reunion will be a golden opportunity to treat these past and present athletes to a world-class hospitality and entertainment in Minnesota.”“The last reunion in Philadelphia in 2014 was great, but Minnesota should be even more fun,” said Ahmadu Sarnor, national chairperson of the Athletes Reunion. “We want to make sure that all athletes, irrespective of the sport they played or are playing, know about the annual reunion and encourage them to join the festivities.” At the 2014 reunion program held in Philadelphia, Liberian Ambassador to the United States, Jeremiah Sulunteh, along with former Liberia national team football player Benedict Wisseh, aka Mama Musa and basketball players Eric Daniels, presented distinguished awards to 34 sporting personalities from Liberia. Those honored in football included Garretson Sackor, Borbor Gaye, Dr. Charles (Babe Ray) Wolful, Jadeh Williams, Tarpeh Roberts, Josiah N. Johnson, and Philip Robertson. In the male basketball sector Nathaniel Seto, William Bill Flowers, Leon Clark, Tarr Harris, and Charles Wordsworth were also honored.In the female basketball sector Andrea Kiahon-Knowlden, Linda Collins, Dawn Tolbert, Gbour Wilson, Alice Holder Anderson, Dr. Ophelia Weeks, and Florence Kamara received their awards.In the table tennis category, Mr. Joseph Sherman, Charles Collins, K. N. A. Best, and George Dunbar received their honors. In sponsor/team president category, the late Sam Burnette, Thelma George, Asa Made Kaba, and Johnathan Mason were awarded while in track & field, Mr. Joseph Narmah, Dr. George Johnson, and Mr. Edward Kai received honors.In the last category, the following personalities received honors in sports media and broadcasting: Mozart Dennis, Jerry Wion, J. Garsuah Yamento, and the late Herbert Grisby.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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LAX Commission says safety can’t wait

first_imgThe FAA has long warned LAX to reconfigure the northern runways, arguing that improving airfield geometry would heighten safety. “Ultimately the geometry of the airfield has to be fixed, and it has to be fixed so that in the event of human error, we have done everything we can to prevent an accident,” Zifkin said. Airport Commissioner Valeria Velasco argued that other safety measures should be given a chance before the runways are shifted. “No matter how you configure the runways, it’s human error,” Velasco said. “Moving the runways, in and of itself, isn’t going to solve all our problems.” The commission agreed to move ahead with its own runway study, even though a $2 million “independent review” by NASA Ames Research Center continues to languish. The commission requested the study in August, hoping that NASA would list the best options for the northern runway. The parameters for the report are still being negotiated, according to Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that operates LAX. Lindsey said part of the problem with NASA stems from the fact that the agency has shifted its priorities to studying space, rather than aviation. “Can we just tell NASA that we’d like to have our safety issues solved before they make it to Mars, OK?” Rothenberg told Lindsey. The NASA study was requested after five previous reports completed by aviation consulting groups called for moving one of the northern runways at least 340 feet toward the communities of Westchester and Playa del Rey. “We have study after study, and they all seem to come to the same conclusion,” Airport Commissioner Joseph Aredas said. “The conclusion is we have a safety problem. I don’t think any commissioner sitting up here wants to feel responsible for the loss of one life, or the loss of 100 lives.” art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champIn the short term, however, airport staff will study whether improved safety lights and radar systems should be installed at the northern runways, and whether more air traffic controllers should be hired at the LAX tower. “We are an accident waiting to happen, literally and figuratively, and we want to avoid that,” Rothenberg said. “We want to take all the necessary steps in the meantime, and then move as quickly as we can once we know what the solution is.” The commission’s call for a speedy runway review comes less than two weeks after the Government Accountability Office found a “high risk” of close calls between aircraft maneuvering on the ground at the nation’s airports, including LAX. Fifty-five runway incursions have been reported at LAX since 2001, eight of which occurred during the 2007 fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The most serious of those incidents was reported Aug. 16, when two jetliners came within 37 feet of each other in the northern airfield at LAX. “All reports show that if we don’t move that north runway, there will be a catastrophic accident,” said Airport Commissioner Fernando Torres-Gil. “We may or may not be liable legally, but we will certainly be liable morally in the court of public opinion.” In the wake of a congressional report that blasted Los Angeles International Airport for its high rate of runway incursions, airport commissioners Monday called for immediate measures to heighten safety on the north airfield. In the meantime, the commission signaled that it intends on Jan. 14 to ask for a speedy environmental study examining how LAX’s parallel northern runways should be reconfigured. “If there were to be an accident, I don’t think that we could ever forgive ourselves for not having done anything, nor would we be forgiven for not doing anything,” Airport Commissioner Walter Zifkin said. “All we can do now is do whatever we can to expedite this, to speed this up, to no longer delay.” Environmental reports typically take 18 to 24 months to complete. To hurry along construction of a new runway, the commission might agree to hire contractors and designers while the environmental study takes place, rather than wait until a final report is released, according to airport commission President Alan Rothenberg. last_img read more

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RESULTS SHOW SMOKY COAL BAN DELIVERING CLEANER AIR TO LETTERKENNY

first_imgEarly results of air pollution monitoring carried out by the HSE’s Environmental Health Service show a significant reduction in the air pollution levels in Letterkenny since the introduction of the ban.This reduction in Black Smoke can be directly attributed to the introduction of the “Smoky Coal Ban” to Letterkenny in May 2013.The data courtesy of the HSE Donegal Environmental Health Service can be viewed at www.donegalcoco.ie or via facebook and twitter. Donegal County Council would like to thank all those working in the coal retail sector, and householders in the Letterkenny area for complying with the law and choosing smokeless fuels such as smokeless coal, wood, turf or similar compliant products.The Council says it will continue to make the public aware of the Smoky Coal Ban and will continue to carry out enforcement activities in this area.If you are still unsure as to whether or not you are inside the ban area, please check out the interactive map on the front page of the Council’s website or available at public buildings, (Public Service Centre, Library) & at main retail outlets.“Donegal County Council encourages members of the public to report instances of the flouting of the Smoky Coal Ban, which will result in enforcement action being taken by the Council,” said a spokesman.  RESULTS SHOW SMOKY COAL BAN DELIVERING CLEANER AIR TO LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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:letterkennyResultssmoky coal banlast_img read more

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UCLA football notes: Bruins making coaching moves

first_img McCarthy, who graduated from the University of Washington in 1994, also coached at Nevada. UCLA spent part of the week trying to gain permission from USC to interview Norton, the Trojans’ linebackers coach, for a similar position at UCLA. Also, Embree interviewed with the Chiefs for their vacant tight-ends coaching position. Embree is an original member of Dorrell’s staff, and helped turn Marcedes Lewis into the Mackey Award winner as the nation’s top tight end. Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607 brian.dohn@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! McCarthy’s arrival means second-year receivers coach Dino Babers could move to coach running backs, although it is also possible Babers may not return, sources said. Babers, a former running back at Hawaii, was the running backs coach at Pittsburgh in 2003. Dorrell, speaking publicly for the first time since Kerr was fired Tuesday, said he was “working through the process,” and was hopeful to have his staff in place shortly. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “I’m still formulating a plan of the qualities I’m looking for (in a defensive coordinator) and, you know, it’s got to be an impactful person,”Dorrell said. “I think there’s some great candidates that are out there that I’m working through.” Dorrell wants a defensive coordinator with NFL experience, and sources said Dorrell has been given extra money to assemble a staff. “I think the school has made a very concerted effort to getting a very qualified individual to come in and do a great job,” Dorrell said. A new defensive coordinator would likely be able to bring in his own staff, putting the jobs of defensive line coach Thurmond Moore and cornerbacks coach Gary DeLoach in jeopardy. Sources said Dorrell like special teams/safeties coach Brian Schneider, who could take over as recruiting coordinator. “There’s nothing to elaborate about right now in terms of any other changes or not,” Dorrell said. “But there’s always possibilities of that,when your hiring the right person, and he needs the right resources or coaches to help in building that process to make a great defense.” center_img UCLA’s coaching shakeup continued Friday when the school closed in on hiring D.J. McCarthy as its receivers coach, continued to pursue USC assistant and former UCLA star Ken Norton, and learned it will be a few days before tight ends coach Jon Embree knows if the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs would hire him. The hiring of McCarthy, who spent the past two seasons at Central Florida, could become official by the end of the weekend, sources said, and the firing of defensive coordinator Larry Kerr doesn’t appear to be the last change UCLA coach Karl Dorrell will make. last_img read more

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‘CAITHFIDH MUID UILIG OBAIR AS LÁMH A CHÉILE’ – COISTE BAINISTÍOCHTA IONAD NAOMH PÁDRAIG, DOBHAR

first_imgTá céim dearfach agus fíor thábhachtach eile glactha ag Coiste Bainistíochta Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar, ó thaobh forbairt agus caomhnú na Gaeilge de inár bpobal.Bhí atmaisféar breá spreagúil agus fabhrach san Ionad aréir, nuair a chruinnigh suas le scór go leith daoine I gceann a chéile, le tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoi na cainteanna agus na céimeanna atá ar siúl le Cúrsa Gaeilge de chuid Coláiste na bhFiann, a bhunadh inár bpobal an samhradh seo chugainn.I láthair ag an chruinniú bhí, Aire Stáit na Gaeltachta, Donnchadh Mac Fhionnlaoich TD. Léirigh sé ina chuid cainte, an fíor thábhacht a bhaineann le hiarrachtaí ón talamh aníos, ó thaobh cur chun cinn na Gaeilge I measc an phobail de agus chuige sin, lua sé go bhfuil lúcháir agus gliondar croí air cluinstin fa na socruithe cuí atá a ndéanamh, cúrsa Gaeilge de chuid Coláiste na bhFiann a thabhairt go Dobhar, I nGaeltacht Ghaoth Dobhair. Thagair an tAire Stáit, gur cúis imní do an titim tubaisteach a tháinig ar líon na scoláirí Gaeilge a bhíos ag freastal ar choláistí Gaeilge, i gceann de na Gaeltachtaí is Gaelaí in Éirinn (Gaoth Dobhair), ach go bhfuil sé dóchasach, go mbeidh athrach ag teacht ar seo anois agus ins an am atá amach romhainn.Ag tagairt de na buntáistí dearfacha a bhaineann le cúrsa Gaeilge de chuid Coláiste na bhFiann I gceantar, dúirt an tAire Stáit, go bhfuil Coláiste na bhFiann ar cheann de na Coláistí Gaeilge is éifeachtaí agus is proifisiúnta da bhfuil sa tír agus gur maith an rud é don cheantar, go bhfuil siad ag léiriú suime cúrsa a bhunadh I nGaoth Dobhair.Lena chois sin, mhol an tAire Stáit na hiarrachtaí atá idir lámh ag Coiste Bainistíochta an Ionaid agus chur sé ina luí go láidir ar a raibh I láthair, go bhfuil sé féin agus oifigí a Roinne, (An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta), ar fáil agus tiomanta achan tacaíocht, comhairle agus cuidiú gur féidir a thabhairt, a chur ar fáil, lena chinntiú go n-éireoidh go geal le athbhunadh Coláiste Gaeilge I nDobhar, ionnús go mbainfidh lucht foghlamtha na Gaeilge agus an pobal I gcoiteanna, sult agus tairbhe as.I láthair leis an tAire Stáit, bhí príomh oifigeach de chuid na Roinne, Bertie Ó hAinmhire, uasal, agus mhol seisean na hiarrachtaí leanúnacha atá a ndéanamh an Ghaeilge agus suim sa Ghaeilge a chothú. Rinne sé cur síos ar rial na Gaeilge mar aon leis na céimeanna cuí a bhaineann le aitheantas na Roinne a fháil do na mná tí. Labhair Pádraig Mac Aoidh, uasal, a bhfuil cúramaí na gcoláiste Gaeilge air sa Roinn, ar chúrsaí cóiríocht oiriúnach agus na treoirlínte Sábháilteacht Dóiteáin I dtithe.  Is mian le Coiste Bainistíochta Ionad Naomh Pádraig, buíochas a ghabhail leis An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, ach go háirithe, leis na mná tí uilig a bhí I láthair ag an chruinniú agus a léirigh suim tabhairt faoi lucht Foghlamtha na Gaeilge a choinneáil ina dtithe. Aithníonn muid, cé go bhfuil próiseas fadálach romhainn lenár bhfís, athbheochan Coláiste Gaeilge I nDobhar a realú, go gcaithfidh muid uilig obair as lámh a chéile agus gníomh fiúntach a dhéanamh lena chinntiú go mbeidh deá thoradh ar an obair agus go mbeidh Coláiste na bhFiann I gcroílár Ghaoth Dobhair an samhradh seo chugainn agus go fadtréimhseach. Dá réir a chéile a thógtar na caisleáin! ‘CAITHFIDH MUID UILIG OBAIR AS LÁMH A CHÉILE’ – COISTE BAINISTÍOCHTA IONAD NAOMH PÁDRAIG, DOBHAR was last modified: August 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DOBHAR‘CAITHFIDH MUID UILIG OBAIR AS LÁMH A CHÉILE’ – COISTE BAINISTÍOCHTA IONAD NAOMH PÁDRAIGlast_img read more

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RUGBY CLUB ‘TRY’ HARDEST TO WIN TOP FLOAT IN LETTERKENNY PARADE

first_imgWith more than 50 entries this year’s Letterkenny parade proved as colourful as ever.It took 90 minutes for the parade to pass down the Main Street that was lined with thousands of spectators.The sun shone down as thousands of people lined the streets to celebrate all things Irish and watch over 50 entries making this one of the best parades in recent years. The traditional parade lead by the 28th Infantry Battalion included sporting clubs, community groups, motorbikes, vintage cars and a wide variety of businesses accompanied by wonderful bands bringing wonderful colour and music to the streets of Letterkenny.As usual the judges had tough decisions to make in picking the best entries.The winning entries are as follows:Overall Parade Winner – Letterkenny Rugby Club; Best Band – Letterkenny and District Caledonian Pipe Band;Business – The Orchard Inn & Pulse Nightclub;Community – Letterkenny Reunion;Tourism – Lurgybrack Open Farm;Youth – Encore Performing Arts Academy; Carnival – Letterkenny Gaels, Jigs n Reels;Environment – Donegal Traveller’s Project, Respecting & Connecting Community.Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce are the sole organisers of the parade but as John Watson, President explains it couldn’t happen without lots of help, “The Parade is one of the biggest events of the year and it is a real collective effort that makes it happen and pass off safely.“The businesses that give generously to finance the parade, Letterkenny Town Council, The Gardai, Civil Defence, and all our many volunteers who carried out the bucket collection and acted as stewards during the parade. “Also our appreciation goes out to the many groups and businesses that entered the parade to make it a success and all the people who lined the parade route.”RUGBY CLUB ‘TRY’ HARDEST TO WIN TOP FLOAT IN LETTERKENNY PARADE was last modified: March 18th, 2012 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:Letterkenny Chamber of Commerceparadelast_img read more

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MADELEINE MCCANN: ‘BEST CHANCE YET OF FINDING HER’ SAYS DETECTIVE

first_imgTHE detective leading the investigation to find Madeleine McCann says his inquiry offers the ‘best opportunity yet’ of finding her.Det Chief Insp Andy Redwood will tell the BBC Panorama programme tonight, Wednesday: “We are here in terms of seeking to bring closure to the case. Closure means establishing what has happened to Madeleine.”Mr Redwood’s comments come just weeks after British police said they were working with police in Portugal and Spain to review the entire ase. Almost four years after the investigation was “archived”, a team has been drafted in from Porto to go over every exhibit and thousands of pages of notes.Mr Redwood says his team of 28 detectives and seven civilian support staff have received a huge number of reports and documents from Portugal and are also looking at information gathered by UK police and private detectives.Madeleine has many relatives throughout Co Donegal.The missing girl visited this county just three weeks before her disappearance in Portugal. She is pictured here during that visit with some of her cousins.“Our initial estimates of the amount of material we are facing is that it will be in the region of 40,000 pieces,” said Mr Redwood.“Clearly, within that material, the answer could lie.”Operation Grange was established last May in response to a plea from Kate and Gerry McCann to British PM David Cameron.Portuguese police remain in charge of the investigation, but Mr Redwood said having all of the information collated is an advantage. He revealed: “At no time before have those three elements been drawn together in one place.“And so what we’ve done over the past number of months is to bring to one place all those pieces of the jigsaw.”Also interviewed is Goncalo Amaral, the original lead investigator in the Portuguese Policia Judiciaria’s hunt for Madeleine, and he openly admits making mistakes.Amaral was removed from the case after he made outspoken criticism of British involvement in the investigation. “It’s a fact that our investigation had its faults and lost a lot of time, lots of time. And a lot of things didn’t get followed up. And I’m just as much to blame for that as anyone else,” he said.A statement on the McCanns’ website reads: “Madeleine is still missing and someone needs to be looking for her.“We love her dearly and miss her beyond words.”* BBC Panorama – Madeleine: The Last Hope? is on BBC1 at 7.30pm tonight.MADELEINE MCCANN: ‘BEST CHANCE YET OF FINDING HER’ SAYS DETECTIVE was last modified: April 25th, 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)Tags:MADELEINE MCCANN: ‘BEST CHANCE YET OF FINDING HER’ SAYS DETECTIVElast_img read more

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MAN UTD’S RISING DONEGAL STARS ARE TOAST OF LETTERKENNY!

first_imgIt’s not difficult giving some encouragement to young soccer stars of the future by telling them they could play for Man Utd on day.But when you have two such rising stars in the room and they both come from Donegal, then the coache’s job becomes a little easier. That was exactly the scenario as Letterkenny Rovers held a very successful end of season Schoolboys and Youth presentation function last night at the Station House Hotel Letterkenny.The special guest was Manchester United Academy goalkeeper Joe Coll who hails from Meenlaragh while also present was youth team player Ryan McConnell who is moving to join the Red Devils this very wekend.Speakers on the night were outgoing Letterkenny Town Mayor Cllr Gerry McMonagle and club Chariman Dessie Kelly. A special presentation was made to Ryan while a special thanks went to Diarmaid Doherty who was MC for the night.Below is the list of all prize winners as well as more pictures from what was a great night. UNDER-8’sJoint Top Goalscorers-Caolan Plumb and Dylan McMonagleMost Improved Player-Abraham HassanPlayer of the Year-Harry WinfieldUNDER-10 PUMASCup winners at Boals Goals competition Top Goalscorer-Sean McGinleyMost Improved Player-James GallagherPlayer of the Year-David BoyleUNDER-10 ROVERS Top Goalscorer-Nathan PlumbMost Improved Player-Jack GallagherPlayer of the Year-Ciaran MooreUNDER-12 CRUSADERSTop Goalscorer-Conor McKinneyMost Improved Player-Conor McMonaglePlayer of the Year-Kyle CanningUNDER-12 ROVERSJoint Top Goalscorer-Casper Clos and Anthony GallagherMost Improved Player-Conor FallPlayer of the Year-Alan StephensonUNDER-14Top Goalscorer-Kyle GormleyMost Improved Player-Kevin TrilliniPlayer of the Year-Shay DohertyUNDER-16 CRUSADERSTop Goalscorer-Dean KellyMost Improved Player-Aaron O’DonnellPlayer of the Year-JDUNDER-16 ROVERSTop Goalscorer-Kieran McPhearsonMost Improved Player-Liam BlaneyPlayer of the Year-Cormac CallaghanYOUTH TEAMTop Goalscorer-Odhran McMackenMost Improved Player-Kieran DohertyPlayer of the Year-Dale GormanMAN UTD’S RISING DONEGAL STARS ARE TOAST OF LETTERKENNY! was last modified: June 27th, 2012 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:Joe CollLetterkenny RoversMan UtdRyan McConnelllast_img read more

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