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Football in Liberia: The Beginning

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first_imgFootball has had an enduring presence in Liberia since the 1950s. The game was played among the scattered communities without a central organization. Available information suggests early an encounter in Monrovia between a local team known as the Young Lions against a select side of expatriates, then working with companies in Monrovia. Though the exact date of the match could not be verified, it was however not played under any organized association. It was simply a game without much of the arrangement and organizations we know today. The truth was that the players were familiar with the rules of the game and therefore playing against an expatriate side did not present any difficulty. The indication was that the sport made its appearance in the country through seamen who spent their time in Monrovia, along with Liberians who returned from trips to families to neighboring countries. But the notable game as the beginning of an organized occurred with a Liberian select side and an expatriate team. That game, and subsequent others were not played or organized under a central authority as we know it today, though they became the starting point for the game’s eventual organization in Monrovia. But it was not until the return of the man credited as the father of Liberian football, Mr. John Howard, from Grammar School in Sierra Leone, somewhere around 1936 that an attempt was made to get a central organization. And thereafter the Liberia Football Association was organized.    So the official organization of football, known as ‘association football’ and the subsequent membership of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, was in 1936. Mr. John Howard was the elder brother of Joe Richards, a soccer enthusiast and one of the founders of first division club, Invincible Eleven.    In an article, courtesy of the erstwhile X-Ray magazine, John Howard explained what happened:    “Football started in Liberia long before I spearheaded the formation of the Liberia Football Association in 1936. Even before the 1920s, to the extent that was difficult to trace its origin; the sport was popular among the settlers, (Liberians who returned to Africa from the United States, and later from the West Indies in the early 19th century.)  But the general consensus is that football originated from Britain. From there it spread to the rest of the world.   There was no central organization to monitor the activities of the various teams, which were already in existence. I then called a few football enthusiasts to a meeting at the home of Mr. Anthony Barclay, (cousin of then President Edwin J. Barclay), on Broad Street.  Those in attendance included Lawrence Gbehyon, George Padmore, Isaac Davies, George Terrence, Jacob Brown, J.D. Brown, Urias Brown and McKingley A. Deshield, Sr.     It was at that meeting that I tabled the idea of founding the Liberia Football Association, which would be charged with formulating rules and regulations regarding football in Liberia.”   Teams that were already actively playing against each other in Monrovia included Great Bame, Iron Side, Mosquitoes, Central and Olympics. But it was not until 1953 that the national team was organized. The national team was known as, some say ‘The Probables,’ others say “The City Team’ (Josiah N. Johnson), and it eventually came to adopt the name Lone Star from a local soccer team that was based in New Kru Town, Monrovia, (Josiah N. Johnson). Though we could not find the reason the team was finally renamed Lone Star other sources claim that the Republic of Liberia declared independence on July 26, 1847 and was known as the “only” or the “lone star,” among the many stars in Africa, particularly south of the Sahara without colonial rule. Hence it was therefore the “lone” star that shone brightly, beckoning and inspiring other African nations to struggle for self-determination.    It goes on to say that when Ghana gained its independence on March 6, 1957, as the first black nation in sub-Sahara Africa, it described itself as the “black star” following Liberia’s historic role as the “lone star” of freedom. Further investigations revealed that Ghanaian and Nigerian newspapers began to refer to Liberia as the Lone Star of Africa and therefore by 1954, it was a kind of imposition and Liberian sports officials accepted without question its noble role as the Lone Star, inspiring other African Nations, to self-governance.  By 1954, Liberia was ready to test its mettle and the first football encounter with the national soccer team, Lone Star, was against the Elephants of neighboring Cote d’Ivoire. The 1954 Lone Star was coached by Franco Roberts and the captain was McDonald Accolaste.     Great Bame, Iron Side, Mosquitoes, Central and Olympics were the pioneer clubs in the country from the 1930s, and six years later, the Liberia Football Association was organized. It affiliated with the International Football Federation, FIFA in 1962, which was twenty two years later.    Though these developments were significant, the Government of Liberia did not take the necessary interest in them. There was in fact no department or ministry responsible for sports to cater to the developmental needs of the youths. And 24 years later in 1962, Liberia could not raise a team to participate in the 1962 World Cup, which finals were held in Chile, from 30 May to 17 June.    The tournament earned Brazil’s second title, as Garrincha (Manuel Francisco dos Santos) the star player accepted the mantle and responsibility, (after regular talisman, Pele,) was injured during the first group match against Mexico and was unable to play for the rest of the competition, according to investigations conducted by our team of researchers.    Meanwhile a background introduction to a document from the Ministry of Youth and Sports said, “Prior to 1972 the affairs of sports were administered by the National Sports Commission. It was under the Sports Commission that Liberia first participated in international competitions.   “The first international exposure was in 1950 when Liberia played the Ivory Coast in football.  “The next major event was the Games of the 13th Olympiad held in Melbourne, Australia in 1956. The outcome of the Olympic Games was the formation of the Liberia Olympic Games Association later to become the Liberia National Olympic Committee.  “By May 1972, an act of the national legislature created the Ministry of Labour Youth and Sports and on March 1981, PRC Decree No. 36 of the People’s Redemption Council repealed the Act and established the National Youth and Sports Commission.  “It was in 1982 that the Ministry of Youth and Sports was created. Its responsibilities were to supervise, coordinate, monitor and evaluate youth development and sports programs and activities in Liberia.”  Editor’s Note: the author is currently working on the history of Liberian football with the assistance of the Liberia Football Association.)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana, China share common desire to strengthen economic relations — Granger

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first_imgPresident David Granger on Monday evening said Guyana shares a common desire with China to deepen and strengthen economic relations and trade, as he noted that China plays a key role in the country’s development.The Head of State was at the time speaking at a reception held at the New Thriving Restaurant in Providence to honour the Chinese National Day.In his remarks, President Granger said that since Guyana and China established diplomatic relations in June 1972, the two states have maintained mutually beneficial, high-level and friendly relations for forty-six years, based on mutual respect, mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, and cooperation for mutual benefit.“Guyana recalls its principled support for United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 of October 1971, which recognised the representatives of the Government of the People’s Republic of China as “the only legitimate representatives of China to the United Nations.” Relations have been cemented through continuous cooperation in culture, defence, education, energy, health, infrastructure, medicine, mining and other fields.  This was most evident during the recent visit of His Excellency Wang Yi, State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs. During that visit, Guyana and China seized the opportunity to strengthenPresident David Granger shares a light moment and a toast with Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun, at the Chinese National Day celebrations on Mondayour programme of cooperation for the mutual benefit of both states,” he said.The President noted that Chinese grant resources support teachers’ training, it’s assistance to the nation’s ICT sector will improve national telecommunications, and Chinese materiel has helped the recapitalisation of the Defence and Police Forces.“The Belt and Road Initiative is a strong indicator of China’s transformative vision for the world. Guyana signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate within the framework of the Initiative.We welcome increased Chinese investment. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for all investors. International environmental cooperation in the context of the threats posed by climate change and natural disasters is an urgent necessity. We look forward to learning from China’s experience in protecting the environment and in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. Guyana and China have much to celebrate,” the Head of State said.Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun, in his remarks, echoed similar sentiments as he noted that the relationship between Guyana and China is characterised by friendship and mutual goals. He noted that, over the past year, much success has been achieved between the two nations, and he therefore looks forward to forging stronger ties.“The relationship between Guyana and China has entered a new chapter. The Chinese Embassy stands ready and willing to provide more and more opportunities for China-Guyana cooperation and greater achievements. With our concerted efforts, the China-Guyana relationship will be even brighter in the new era,” he said.The event was also attended by First Lady Sandra Granger; Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Mrs Sita Nagamootoo; Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who is performing the functions of Minister of Foreign Affairs; members of the Cabinet; former President Donald Ramotar and Mrs Ramotar, and members of the diplomatic corps, among others.last_img read more

5-point play paces UCLA past Trojans

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first_imgCollison led UCLA with 17points. Arron Afflalo made 3-of-11 field goals, his worst showing of the season, but went 9-of-10 from the free-throw line to finish with 16 points. Nick Young paced USC with 20 points while Gabe Pruitt chipped in 16. The Bruins trimmed a 10-point deficit to 30-29 at halftime, then spent the first 10 minutes after the break trying to stay close as Young and Stewart hit for key baskets as the Trojans extended their lead to 38-31. UCLA again trimmed USC’s lead to a point, this time 40-39 on Luc Richard Mbah a Moute’s steal and layup with 12:17 remaining. The Bruins then had a chance to take their first lead of the night, but Collison was called for a palming violation before hitting a runner in the lane, which did not count. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The play gave the Bruins their first lead, triggered a 9-2 run and lifted No. 2 UCLA to a 70-65 victory against No. 19 USC on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA (21-2, 10-2 Pac 10) won its 18th straight home game and increased its lead in the Pacific-10 Conference to 1 1/2 games ahead of second-place Washington State. USC (18-7, 8-4) is two games back. LOS ANGELES – Never did a pair of missed shots work out so well for UCLA. Bruins wing Josh Shipp missed two close-range shots, but turned his third-chance bucket into an unfathomable five-point play in the latter part of the second half. center_img The craziness of UCLA’s five-point trip downcourt, which was made possible only because Shipp missed his first two shots, added zest to an already intense game. Shipp grabbed the miss of his second shot and put in the third chance, getting fouled by Nick Young in the process to tie the score 52-52. To cap off the play, USC senior guard Lodrick Stewart slammed the ball down and received a technical foul. Arron Afflalo made the two technical free throws, Shipp added his free throw and suddenly the Bruins had their first lead, 55-52, with 4:25 to play. And the zaniness didn’t end there. UCLA built its lead to 59-54 in the final minute and had the ball, looking to take more time off the clock. As Etiwanda graduate Darren Collison dribbled near the midcourt line, backup center Alfred Aboya was being chased around the court by USC’s defenders. RouSean Cromwell, who was trying to foul Aboya, a poor free-throw shooter, eventually grabbed Aboya by the back of the jersey, but was called for an intentional foul. UCLA got two free throws (Aboya made one) and the ball back. last_img read more

Oscar ban harming title hopes – Villas-Boas

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first_img0Shares0000In hot water: Shanghai SIPG midfielder Oscar who was banned for eight games for sparking a mass brawlSHANGHAI, China, Aug 7- Andre Villas-Boas fears that the prolonged absence of banned Brazilian star Oscar could torpedo Shanghai SIPG’s Chinese Super League title hopes.The Portuguese coach saw his side finish the weekend three points behind leaders Guangzhou Evergrande following a dry 0-0 home draw with third-placed Tianjin Quanjian on Sunday. Both sides failed to create many chances during an ill-tempered game and Villas-Boas was left to rue the absence of attacking midfielder Oscar, the Asian-record, 60-million-euro man who is reaching the end of an eight-game ban for triggering a brawl in a CSL game in June.Oscar returns this month but former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager Villas-Boas believes it is no coincidence that his team has hit a rough patch of form during the player’s lengthy suspension.“It was the decision by the CFA (Chinese Football Association) to suspend one of the best players in the world for eight games, so what can we do?” a clearly frustrated Villas-Boas asked after the game.“Of course we miss Oscar. It’s been a long spell without him… it’s just too much.A brawl erupting between Shanghai SIPG players (in red) and Guangzhou R&F players after Brazilian international Oscar appeared to fire the ball deliberately twice at Guangzhou players“We brought him for a reason. We ended up loaning one of the most creative players last season, (the Argentine Dario) Conca, to Brazil and creativity is one of the things of my teams and of course we miss players of his calibre.“Our bad spell responds to the fact that we had Oscar suspended for eight games.”The CFA banned Oscar after accusing him of sparking an all-out brawl against Guangzhou R&F when he appeared to deliberately fire the ball at an opposing player.In seven league games since, Shanghai have won only three times.Reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande have also stumbled, but they beat Tianjin Teda 3-0 on Saturday after a sticky run to stay in the driving seat with just over half the CSL season gone.Villas-Boas and Fabio Cannavaro, his opposite number at Tianjin Quanjian, were unhappy with some of the officiating in Sunday’s stalemate.Shanghai’s bruising forward Hulk and Tianjin’s Alexandre Pato — two Brazilian internationals — were at the centre of a series of run-ins between the two sides.Villas-Boas, already banned this season for two games for criticising the Oscar suspension, and Italy’s Cannavaro both declined to elaborate on their grievances, fearing CFA punishment.“I prefer not to answer because it can be controversial,” the Portuguese said, when asked by AFP if he felt that the away side had targeted Hulk.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

McClain urges determination in Iraq

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first_imgINDIAN WELLS— Republican presidential candidate John McCain warned Saturday that U.S. failure in Iraq would eventually pull America into a “wider and more difficult war” in the troubled region.“To concede defeat as many leading Democrats now advocate would strengthen al-Qaida, empower Iran and other hostile powers in the Middle East, unleash a full scale civil war in Iraq … and destabilize the entire region,” the Arizona senator told activists at a state Republican convention.“The consequences would threaten us for years,” he added. It “would eventually draw us into a wider and more difficult war that would impose even greater sacrifices on us.”McCain later told reporters, “If we set a date for withdrawal, that’s a date for surrender.” McCain’s comments largely echoed his previous remarks on the war: he lashed out at Democrats, criticized earlier mistakes by civilian and military commanders; and asserted the troop increase in Iraq was succeeding.He evoked Ronald Reagan’s struggle against communism, saying the U.S. won the Cold War “on our terms.”“The war in Iraq has not gone well and the American people have grown sick and tired of it. I understand that,” McCain said. “Like you, I want our troops to come home, but I want them to come home with honor.”Also on Saturday, political fissures divided state Republicans as they faced questions about the future of a party that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says has lost its way.At the convention, a committee made only incremental headway trying to craft a new platform while some members angrily complained about being shut out or misled. And a day after Schwarzenegger declared the party had lost the political middle ground and was “dying at the box office,” state party Chairman Ron Nehring did respond directly when asked if he agreed with the governor’s assessment.“We are a big party,” Nehring told reporters, without specifically commenting on Schwarzenegger’s remarks. Nehring later added, “If any party has lost the middle ground in America, it’s the Democrats.”Schwarzenegger on Friday provided a grim assessment of his party’s standing in California, saying it needed to appeal to independents or risk being relegated to the political margins. He said the party had lost 120,000 registered voters in eight months, and more than 370,000 since 2005.Schwarzenegger, a Republican centrist, argued that the party needed to attract new voters by tackling issues with broad public appeal, like global warming. Otherwise, voters “will look elsewhere,” he said.Reaction was mixed. The speech underscored long-standing differences between Schwarzenegger and conservatives in his party, who have differed on state spending, debt and social issues.“Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Republican Party have been a marriage of convenience from the beginning,” said conservative Michael Schroeder, a former party chairman. “Nothing he expressed in his speech enjoys majority support in the Republican Party, and never will.”160Want 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

State to inforce perchlorate limits

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first_imgHowever, the chemical’s health impacts remain under debate.In a 2002 study, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommended a maximum limit of one part per billion for perchlorate in drinking water, a limit which Massachusetts adopted last year.The EPA estimates perchlorate contamination exists in at least 25 states.In Los Angeles County alone, according to the California Department of Public Health, 67 water sources have exceeded six parts per billion of perchlorate at some point during the past five years. Several of those sources are in the San Gabriel Valley.In Pasadena, the major sources of perchlorate contamination are waste pits used at JPL during the 1940s and 1950s.At a treatment plant on the laboratory grounds, water drawn from beneath the surface has perchlorate levels of about 400 parts per billion, said Steve Slaten, the plant project’s manager for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.After treatment, he said, the water is returned to the ground with a concentration of less than two parts per billion. Drinking water from wells in Altadena tainted by the plume of JPL toxins is cleaned until it has less than six parts per billion of perchlorate.Although some of Pasadena’s water sources do contain perchlorate, the new regulations will have little impact on Pasadena Water and Power, said Shan Kwan, the agency’s director of water. Six parts per billion “is what we originally thought that the maximum contaminant level would be, so we were already keeping that in mind,” he said. “When we blend (water sources), we always put a big safety factor in there.”But although Pasadena has been “pretty careful,” said Tim Brick, chairman of the Metropolitan Water District, “I, frankly, believe that there are some agencies that are blending water for whom this will be a problem.”Still, he said, “personally, I have concerns that six parts might not be fully protective for the health of pregnant women and children.”elise.kleeman@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA — This month, for the first time, the state will begin regulating the amount of the toxin perchlorate in drinking water.As of Oct. 18, California will require that water contain no more than six parts per billion of the rocket-fuel additive, putting regulatory force behind what had been just a suggested limit for the past five years.That amount is about the same as a tablespoon of ink in an Olympic-sized pool.The change, lauded by some environmentalists, will make California only the second state, behind Massachusetts, to regulate the chemical in drinking water. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBut there are also concerns that even the seemingly minuscule amount set by the new limit is still too high.Perchlorate has been shown to block the release of thyroid gland hormones critical for normal growth and nervous system development, making it particularly dangerous for pregnant women and young children.“We believe there is really no safe level of rocket fuel in our drinking water,” said Bernadette Del Chiaro of the advocacy group Environment California. “We are disappointed.”The Association for California Water Agencies, however, supports the new standard. It notes that the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has declared that the six-parts-per-billion limit would cause no ill effects even after 70 years of water consumption.“Six parts per billion has been a good, health-effective, cost-effective number,” said Krista Clark, the association’s director of regulatory affairs. “There’s no justifiable reason to have a standard lower than that. To treat lower than that would be to spend public tax dollars on a standard that provides zero net health benefits.”last_img read more

Killingsworth leads Hoosiers upset

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first_img It’s the school’s longest streak since the Mountaineers won 22 in a row during the 1988-89 season. West Virginia (13-3, 5-0 Big East) is also off to its best start in the league since joining 11 years ago. Mike Gansey added 18 points for West Virginia. Randall Hanke led Providence (7-8, 0-4) with 14 points. St. John’s 68, No. 17 Louisville 56: Eugene Lawrence matched his career high with 18 points and St. John’s shook off a horrid first half to beat Louisville at Madison Square Garden. Lawrence scored the Red Storm’s first 12 points of the game and he had 14 at halftime as the Cardinals took a 32-28 lead despite St. John’s shooting just 25 percent (5-for-20). No. 21 Boston College 63, Holy Cross 53: Craig Smith scored 19 to surpass the 2,000-point milestone, and had a career-high 17 rebounds for visiting Boston College. Smith, the school’s first preseason All-America selection, came into the game with 1,998 career points. But he scored just two in the first half, making 2-of-4 free throws and missing his only shot from the field, and BC (13-4) struggled to put Holy Cross (9-9) away. Women No. 24 Notre Dame 78, No. 10 DePaul 75: Megan Duffy had 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, leading Notre Dame on an 18-0 run in the second half over visiting DePaul. Quigley had 19 points for the Blue Demons, who made a season-high 13 3-pointers while shooting a season-best 45 percent from beyond the arc. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! No. 5 Texas 80, Texas Tech 46: In Austin, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Texas. Brad Buckman recovered from his latest leg injury to add 16 points and nine boards for Texas (15-2, 3-0 Big 12), which has won seven in a row. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Jarrius Jackson led the Red Raiders (10-8, 2-2) with 21 points. Tech coach Bob Knight is 2-8 against Texas in his five seasons with the Raiders. No. 8 Villanova 73, Seton Hall 64: Randy Foye scored 19 points, Kyle Lowry had 14 and host Villanova survived another tight one. The Wildcats (12-2, 3-1 Big East) sorely needed this one after their roughest week of the season. They sandwiched a tougher-than-expected overtime win at Rutgers between losses against then No. 24-West Virginia and then-No. 8 Texas and tumbled five spots in The Associated Press’ Top 25. Donald Copeland led Seton Hall with 14 points, Paul Gause had 13 and Kelly Whitney 12. No. 12 West Virginia 64, Providence 48: Kevin Pittsnogle had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help host West Virginia win its 11th in a row. center_img Marco Killingsworth scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half to help No. 13 Indiana beat No. 7 Illinois 62-60 on Tuesday night in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana (11-3, 3-1 Big Ten) won for the seventh time in eight games and became only the fourth team to beat the Fighting Illini in the regular-season since Jan. 24, 2004. The victory set off a wild celebration as Indiana extended its home winning streak to 11 against Big Ten teams. Illinois (16-2, 2-2) was led by Shaun Pruitt’s career-high 17 points, but lost for the second time in three games. Brian Randle added 15 points, but leading scorer Dee Brown, who averaged 15.6 points, had just five. last_img read more

SAM MAGUIRE ON HIS WAY TO KERRY – BUT JUST FOR A LOAN!

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first_imgA group of dedicated Donegal people in Kerry are waiting in anticipation for a very special visitor.This visitor is no stranger to Kerry but has been residing in the North West since 2012.While most Kerry supporters have had plenty of opportunities over the years to get well acquainted with this treasured visitor many in other counties have not been so privileged. A large contingent of Donegal people living in Kerry rarely have the opportunity to attend local functions in their native county where the cup is in great demand, being admired and photographed by young and old.The Donegal Association in Kerry have been busy negotiating Sam’s ‘return’ to Kerry.And for one day only Sam will be making an appearance in Scotts Hotel, Killarney this Saturday on April 6th from 5pm to 9.00pm. This is a once off opportunity for proud Donegal and loyal Kerry supporters to come together and reminisce and celebrate in a joint appreciation of their trophy .Who knows where Sam will travel to next September but for now we have to agree that : “We have it all in Donegal “. The Donegal Association in Kerry have been active for the past couple of years and meet regularly in Killarney and Tralee for social get togethers so anyone associated with or having an interest in Donegal are always welcome to connect and join in. There will be Face painting for the children, Spot prizes, Music and take your photo with Sam.Those of you who have family and friends in Kerry please let them know and everyone is welcome.You can contact the Chairman Sean Gallagher tel:087-9245828 or the Treasurer Annette Horgan tel:087-2129294. You can e- mail the Association at welcome@donegalassociationkerry.com or visit their website for news and upcoming events at www.donegalassociationkerry.com SAM MAGUIRE ON HIS WAY TO KERRY – BUT JUST FOR A LOAN! was last modified: April 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Association KerrySam Maguirelast_img read more

Massive bedding sale this weekend at The Furniture Liquidator

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first_imgManagement at The Furniture Liquidator have announced details of a massive bedding sale at their marquee this weekend. The sale has been organised following the sudden and unexpected closure of a major bedding wholesaler – and a massive crowd is expected to attend. The Furniture Liquidator will be disposing of a large consignment of beds and bedroom furniture this weekend only – at a fraction of the normal retail prices. A spokesman for The Furniture Liquidator told Donegal Daily, “We’ve got beds, of all sizes, traditional metal frames, solid oak and divan beds, that will all be greatly discounted.“We have mattresses of every grade that will be sold – including pillow-top, memory foam, orthopaedic, semi- orthopaedic and kids mattresses, must go, and therefore will be discounted heavily. “There’ll also be bedroom furniture, solid oak ranges, painted bedroom furniture and mirror on mirror frames available – and they ALL must go at less than half price. “All robes, lockers, chests, beds and bedroom chairs, lamps, picture frames and bikes will be sold on a first come first serve basis only. “These prices cannot be repeated. Buy now for less at the marquee this weekend at The Furniture Liquidator!”The Furniture Liquidator Weekend Itinerary: Selling to the Bare Walls:Friday: 9am – 8pm Saturday: 9am – 6pm Sunday: 2pm – 6pm 40 PILLOW-TOP MATTRESSES 34 MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES 25 SOLID OAK BED FRAMES FULL CONTAINER OF HOTEL GRADE MATTRESSES & DIVAN BEDS  NOW 1/2 PRICE 10 RECLINER SUITES 3.1.1 WAS 1450 ………….TODAY 850 17 COMFY FABRIC 3+2 SUITE WAS 1100………. TODAY 690 SOLID OAK BEDROOM FURNITURE  1/2 OF RRP PAINTED BEDROOM FURNITURE      1/2 OF RRP MIRROR ON MIRROR FRAMES ONLY 35 EUROS FLOOR LAMPS 1/2 PRICE BEDSIDE LAMPS 2 FOR 10 EUROS 50 BIKES – ALL SIZES MUST BE SOLD FROM 60 EUROSROBES, LOCKERS, CHEST OF DRAWERS, BEDS, BEDROOM CHAIRS , BIKES, & LOTS MORE. All these incredible offers end Sunday at 6pm!Don’t miss out, visit The Furniture Liquidator this weekend at Pearse Road, Letterkenny.Massive bedding sale this weekend at The Furniture Liquidator was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Gardai confirm they are investigating Dungloe incident

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first_imgGardai have confirmed they are investigating an incident which has led to parents being warned about their children’s safety in Dungloe.A young boy was approached by a man yesterday afternoon and threatened as he was coming home from school.The man fled bt local reports claim he may have been brandishing a weapon. The boy was not hurt during the incident.Local schools have issued texts messages to parents warning them not to allow pupils to walk to or from school alone.Garda Superintendant David Kelly confirmed they are seeking to speak to a man described as being 6’1″ in height and aged between 30 and 40 years.A spokesman for the Garda Press Office told Donegal Daily that they are investigating the incident. A spokesman said “Gardaí are investigating an incident in which a 12yr old boy alleges he was approached by a man in a suspicious manner on quay Rd Dungloe, Co Donegal at approx. 3pm on 10th Nov 2016. Gardaí are appealing for information. The boy was not injured in the incident.”Gardai confirm they are investigating Dungloe incident was last modified: November 11th, 2016 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)last_img read more