first_imgNORWICH (4-2-3-1)RUDDY,PINTO, MARTIN,BASSONG, OLSSON,HOWSON, O’NEIL,REDMOND, HOOLAHAN, BRADY,JEROMEUNITED (4-2-3-1)RASHFORD,MARTIAL, ROONEY,LINGARD,SCHNEIDERLIN,CARRICK,ROJO, BLIND, SMALLING, VALENCIA,DE GEANorwich are back in the relegation zone after losing 1-0 at Arsenal last Saturday and though they have a game in hand over rivals Newcastle, they trail them by two points.They face a Manchester United team bidding to finish in the top four. They drew with Leicester on Sunday but Manchester City’s defeat at Southampton means the Louis van Gaal’s men are four points behind their neighbours with a game in hand.United have scored only 19 goals away from home and need one more from either this game or next week’s trip to West Ham to avoid setting a club record. Their previous fewest number of away goals in the Premier League is 21, set last season.And they have managed just 17 wins, two short of their record fewest Premier League wins, set in the 2013-14 campaign.Norwich, though, have lost 20 league games – only relegated Aston Villa (26) have lost more. And the Canaries have lost 11 and draw two of their last 15 league games. Leaving them with a desperate fight for safety.last_img read more

Pocari, Air Force clash in Laguna

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Three-time champion Pocari Sweat will banner a tripleheader of the Premier Volleyball League when it goes to Santa Rosa City in Laguna on Sunday.The Lady Warriors, winners of three of four PVL conference crowns, and the Philippine Air Force Lady Jet Spikers, tangle at 4 p.m. at Santa Rosa Multipurpose Sports Complex.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Colliding at 6 p.m. are BanKo-Perlas, composed mostly of former Ateneo and University of the Philippines players, and Far Eastern U, a squad tipped to challenge for the crown in the UAAP Season 80 volleyball which opens Feb. 3.Preceding the two power-packed games is the equally exciting showdown pitting NCAA powerhouse San Sebastian College, led by one-time PVL and three-time NCAA Most Valuable Player Grethcel Soltones, and Akari-Adamson at 2 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTwo-time UAAP titlist Ateneo was supposed to take on BanKo-Perlas but backed out at the last minute.The PVL and Grid Athletic Sports, headed by former Ateneo ace Charo Soriano of Beach Volleyball Republic, are co-organizing the event which has made stops in Batangas, Cagayan Valley, Iloilo and Bacolod. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Abalos snares US worlds, Euro Kids golf slotscenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Nightmare in Gbarpolu

first_imgI walked into my village, a very old and historic one, out of which came a great region and a county. There I saw the ancestors-old and new and old arrivals and those who had arrived there. One after the other they recounted their journey home. So, we began talking about a place called Gbarpolu. Yes, they talked about the good stones of their days. The silent ones spoke of days when people from other tribes and regions, even foreigners were dispatched and unleashed on them as leaders. They ruled over them to their liking and dislikes. They had no option. My great grand spoke of the hard labor experienced from the Barclay, Tubman and Tolbert eras. “But we continued praying that one day the situation would change! Our own children will benefit from a leadership of their choice and making. They will rise and lead their own people. Our children will learn and know book. They will use their book and love for the land to open the eyes of their fellow countrymen. Oh yes! God will answer our prayers.” Another echoed: “Gbarpolu County will be the name of our land; it will be in the law book. A rear leader will rise out of the fire, storm, wind, and rain. “The Kolubahs that will announce his coming will hold fire cutlasses (traditional guns) in their hands. By the time they scatter around the big land, death, hunger, suffering and trouble will be plenty just like dirt.”“They would have to sweep them every day,” another elder recalled. There, the silent ones’ conversation was organized and well meaningful. So, another one picked up the story. “I remember now, for the hard headedness of the real headman and for the sake of the suffering, other counties will send their good children-boys and girls to come to our big land, Liberia. They will help us to stop killing each other. Because you see, during that time of the fire cutlasses working all over, we in the land of the silent ones will receive a lot of displaced people. But here, there will be no NGOs, because crooks don’t use us here to get riches out of our suffering.”“Stop there!” another one said, “Children who left our villages in search of good things and life will return home to the land to see and experience what we go through. The fire cutlasses will be all over, nowhere will be safe for them. After the fire finish, God will make the same children, who ran to us, leaders so that they will be able or be in the better position and frame of mind and vision to help us. The ray headman will be forced to go away; a new group will be over the big land. White head people will be plenty in the big land. Oh yes! Our own children at that time will go into the house of law, mansion and courts. The land will be ready for leadership harvest for our children,” he concluded. A dark, tin old one said “we welcome in our meeting Armah Kpissay, Gehtee, Jallah Lone, Kolo, Charlie Konneh, Zoe Folly, Gbenday Wenta, Dogba Konah, Kolsee Goeto, Gbumblee, Mbagulomeh Yongar, Tarsiah Kembolor, Sengbe Karpu, the rest are on their way. As soon as they arrive we will recognize them, thank you!” The usual protocols were followed. The new arrivals asked “what news?” They were briefed, “but you who have come from land, what news have you brought?” an older man said. One old lady shouted “we live in peace and harmony here as you can see. The Kpelles, Golas, Belles, Gbandis, Mandingos, and others, we are all one. All of us speak one language, but our voices are sound of brass, you have to listen carefully to hear and understand us. After the meeting, we will find you food and lodging. Things are different here, people. If people know how beautiful here is, they will come in their numbers. Thanks.”Said Jallah Lone “Well, we left them there well, we were there when the redhead man left and the book people went Accra, Ghana, for one word meeting. They came back and gave Gbarpolu County one seat in the Law House.” “Wait, what do you call Gbarpolu County?” Jallah Lone continued “sorry old ones, when you all travelled here we took Gbar (out of Gbarma) and Polu (out of Bopolu) and put them together to name the land Gbarpolu. County was given to us by the redhead man’s government. That was good for us. We moved from under Lofa. We got two seats in the Senate and three seats in House. After the meeting in Accra, they gave us one seat. We put one Daniel Flomo Naatehn on it. Henry Seward, DogbaKollie Naklee, Dogba Konah and others brought Naatehn to us. So they made votes. Belle, Bokomu and Bopolu all made votes for Naatehn. Armah Kpissay was there. Naatehn win the Gola man and our son Armah Sarnor sat down. I told them Naatehn that trouble they brought, but no one heard me!” “That my son,” old Flomo Kpailee cried, “why he did not take my name?”Hearing the good news, the ancestors broke into jubilation; singing, dancing and hugging. In the land of the silent ones, joy is expressed through crying, while sadness is greeted with laughter. That is how they do. So the jubilation lasted throughout the night. They slept at day and carry about at night. Their activities are mainly at night, opposite to ours. The following night they met the new ones to continue the briefing. Jallah took the floor. “Samuel Tormetie knows what I’m talking about. After two years the book people government made election. Gbarpolu County people too voted. Samuel Tormetie, Daniel Naatehn, Armah Sarnor, Dickson Yarsiah and Gbonojever Quiah were elected. They beat my own son Armah Jallah, but we told them to work for the land. My son knows how to find money because I gave him my power. The time finished, we made election again, this time; Armah Jallah, Gertrude Tene Lamin, Alfred Koiwood and Malai Gbogar were elected to go in the House for our people. But we left them working.” “Wait,” said Joseph Matthew, “things have changed.”“Ok let the Ebola people who just came tell us what has changed.”An old one, all burnt and only recognized by his voice, spoke. “The land is on fire, the land is on fire oooo! We are finished, we finish oooo!” he laughed, for that is how they show sadness. “I say the land is spoiled. Naatehn and Armah can’t pull together. They fought each other for the Senate’s big-man job instead of working together for the big name of the land. Those foolish boys started practicing how to come here. They slept in the small houses (caskets) that took us here.” “What, why?” another one inquired. “Gertrude and Naatehn can’t talk. Armah wants to move Koiwood and Malai. Malai and her uncle Naatehn are bitter with each other. Uncle Naatehn told her in 2011 to sit down, but she disobeyed and ran. She is now honorable and is frisky on her uncle. Naatehn wants to move all of his friends and be king for the land. Armah too say no, he will be the only rooster in the land. They all have made the land a foolish place. Our people are crying, they are suffering, no understanding oooo!” One veteran, who had been sitting quietly and observing the briefings, blew traditional whistle, thus signaling total disbelief. The other silent ones burst into laughter, for that is how they express sadness.One of the Ebola men spoke too. “We heard that Lewis McCay calling them together. Before their meeting we need to cite the leaders and other people here for a brief chat. But what Willie Marwolo, John Try and Dogba Kollie Naklee doing?” But Jallah Lone was quick to respond. “Willie Marwolo go Mecca and come back, but he got in the cro crogee palava again so no respect for him. As for Naklee, Naatehn moved him from the seat before I came. John Try is running behind small, small contracts to sell Kongba land before he comes. So it is hard! Am sure that is why small boy like McCay want to call meeting.” “I suggest that we send for Marwolo, John Try and Naklee to come be with us now. Their time is over, right?” The crow said “yeaaaaa!” The silent ones sent for McCay, Gertrude, Naatehn, Jallah, Koiwood and Malai and warned them that if they could find peace they would be summoned for a “NTR” meeting.At the meeting, Tormetie spoke “I was there and all that you have said is true. Trust is the main problem among our leaders. One of them is determined to destroy everyone in his way. He does not have conscience. I cannot understand how Armah and Naatehn are part of the Knights of St. John and still undermine one another. All the societies we left are led by weak people whose money has blinded them. Not even our native traditional ones, they go to Russia and still come out fighting each other. Up the hill self can’t hold these days. The children don’t respect anything. They don’t respect the church and the leaders. They sit in the church in front of Pastors and lie to God. Wicked hearts, dirty souls, vain ambitions and jiving tongues they have for one another. They are what we book people call incorrigible. So let McCay try and see.”“Thanks, you spoke like a real teacher. We enjoyed you,” Junior Mulbah and Mack Mcgee said in their corner.So Rev. McCay called the meeting. The Senators and Representatives appeared. Traditional leaders and religious leaders too were seated. Senior citizens also sat there. The silent ones stood in a ring but they are not seen. Speakers, Senators and Representatives traded blames against each other. Then they began insulting each other. It extended to a fight among supporters. Then it extended to the lawmakers. There was complete confusion and chaos and everyone ran for precious life and safety. The silent ones whispered among themselves, “They are all walking corpses and clays preparing for departure soon. They have failed our people. Now we see, now we know. We understand who the problem is. Why are these wicked children spoiling our names and the land? They will pay for it. We will send for Armah Jallah, Daniel Naatehn, Alfred Koiwood, Gertrude Lamin, and Malai Gbogar. If they don’t take time, they will get an “NTR” writ. Our people will choose new ones to take over our land.”I was shouting upon hearing the sweet whispers of the silent ones: “Yes! Yes! Yes!” My son knocked at the door and I came to myself. He asked, “Papa, are you ok?” I answered in a gloomy tune “Yes my son.” I sat up recalling all that I saw and wished it could happen again. A voice from above echoed, “Patrick you were in a trance; get up, find food to eat. Gbarpolu County’s reconciliation is deeply rooted. No one will look at the leaders and brave the storm to say the God given truth to the leaders. All of you have been compromised by money, favor, blind loyalty, family or regional connection, tribal linkage and dirty politics. Leave this thing with the silent ones. They will fix it!” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Danny Ings ‘delighted’ to be joining Liverpool next month

first_imgDanny Ings has said he is “delighted” to be joining Liverpool this summer.The England Under-21 striker was a long-term target for the Reds and the Anfield club announced on Monday they had beat a number of rivals to the 22-year-old, who will arrive when his contract at Burnley expires on July 1.Ings scored 11 goals in 35 appearances in his maiden top flight season and once the Clarets’ relegation was confirmed, his departure was inevitable.But he tweeted his thanks to the Turf Moor club on Tuesday night before outlining his excitement to be heading to Merseyside.“Thanks to Burnley for four brilliant years. The fans backed me every step of the way, I will never forget that. Good luck always,” he said.“Thanks for your messages. Delighted to be joining Liverpool. A special club with great players. I will give everything to be successful.”Ings will join Liverpool as a free agent, but it is far from a free transfer, with the Merseysiders facing the prospect of paying a record compensation fee for his services.Their original target of around £5million could be driven up to as much as £8m by Burnley, who had reportedly accepted an earlier £12m bid from Tottenham before it was rejected by the player in favour of a move to Anfield. New Liverpool striker Danny Ings 1last_img read more

Police searching for two 7-Eleven robbers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A search is under way this morning for two females who robbed two 7- Elevens in the San Fernando Valley earlier today. The Los Angeles Police Department says the first robbery occurred shortly after midnight at a 7-Eleven on Sherman Way in Reseda. About five minutes later another 7-Eleven was held up on Roscoe Boulevard in Northridge. Police say a large handgun was used in both robberies. Check back to for updates and breaking news.last_img read more

Incompetent teachers face repercussions with new Fitness-to-Teach provision

first_imgThe Ombudsman for Children’s Office has today welcomed the commencement of Part 5 of the Teaching Council Act, also known as the fitness-to-teach provision, which will allow the Teaching Council to investigate teachers in relation to professional misconduct. Up until now, there has been no appropriate avenue of redress for complaints about allegations of inappropriate professional conduct of teachers and school staff.This is an issue that the Ombudsman for Children’s Office has been highlighting for some time, including in a report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2015 and before the Oireachtas. The Strategic Plan for 2016-2018 released by Ombudsman for Children todayCommenting on the commencement of the fitness-to-teach provision, Head of Participation and Education at the Ombudsman for Children’s Office, Dr Karen McAuley said; “For several years, education has been the largest category of complaints dealt with by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office, with 47% of complaints in 2014 relating to the education sector.”“The prolonged absences of Part 5 of the Teaching Council Act, the fitness-to-teach provision, has been frustrating for students and for parents. A comprehensive and consistent complaints handling structure to deal with these types of complaints is badly needed and must be welcomed.”“The Teaching Council has indicated that under the new rules it will consider complaints on a number of grounds, including professional misconduct, poor professional performance, convictions and being medically unfit to teach.”“It is expected that only very serious cases of improper professional conduct will be considered for investigation. The Ombudsman for Children’s Office will monitor closely the threshold set by the Teaching Council for a very serious complaint. It is important that parents, and advocates on behalf of children, are clear about how they can have their concerns addressed.” “The commencement of the fitness-to-teach provision will have a positive impact on complaints handling in the education sector. However, a significant gap still exists as Section 28, the grievance procedures element of the Education Act 1998, has not yet been fully implemented.”“As part of the Education Act, it was expected that procedures would be laid out to guide schools in their complaints-handling practices. This never happened and with hundreds of complaints to the Ombudsman for Children’s Office directly related to the way in which complaints were handled at a school level, it is clear that urgent action is needed in this area.”“The Government has plans to address this issue by creating a Parent and Student Charter but the details of this charter are not yet known. We will be monitoring developments to ensure that the charter supports improvements in local complaints procedures in schools.”“Promoting good complaints-handling practice in schools is a key objective for the Ombudsman for Children’s Office as laid out in our Strategic Plan 2016-2018, which we launched last week. We want to see effective complaint handling practices affecting children and young people so that any issues can be dealt with as quickly as possible in the best interests of the child.”Incompetent teachers face repercussions with new Fitness-to-Teach provision was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:fitness to teach provisionombudsman for childrenTEACHERteaching councillast_img read more


first_imgJAILBREAK UPDATE: This just in to Donegal Daily from Donegal student Daire McMullin from Stranorlar, a student in Trinity College Dublin and pal Paul McDonagh-FordeBY DAIRE: Even though it’s an awful joke we’re genuinely sleepless and heading to Seattle! We’d like to thank Marian Murphy of Special Olympics Ireland (who we met on a whim at Dublin Airport), the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport, the Oranmore Inn in Collooney, Co.Sligo (we’ll have to have a few drinks there sometime!) and finally to the fantastic Cathal Jackson and Darren Power of Ireland’s top nightclub, Copper Face Jacks, who gave us a massive €1000 towards flights.It’s all been worth it for a great cause and we expect to arrive at about 8pm GMT, checking Seattle in as our final destination. See page for more details Thank you so much. ‘WE’RE SLEEPLESS AND ON OUR WAY TO SEATTLE’ – DONEGAL STUDENT JAILBREAKERS! was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 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:Daire Mc Mullinjailbreak14last_img read more

Bulldog Top 10 Of 2015-16: No. 1 – Men’s Soccer Defeats Kentucky In 2015 NCAA First Round

first_img2015-16 featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics to celebrate. Thank you for following on for the year’s top 10 moments. The No. 1 moment of 2015-16 comes from the men’s soccer team back on Nov. 19, 2015 when redshirt junior James Grunert scored the game-winning goal in the 74th minute as the Bulldogs won 2-1 over the Kentucky Wildcats in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. The 2015-16 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2016-17, will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2015-16 throughout the months of July and August. “It was a very difficult game against an excellent outfit in Kentucky. It was a difficult two weeks coming off the MVC Tournament and then the quick turnaround to play that evening at Kentucky, but we are excited about the result and probably more excited about the performance tonight so very positive overall,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith of his program’s first win in the NCAA Championship since 2009. Bartlett scored the first goal of the contest in the 19th-minute (18:14). Junior James Wypych sent a corner kick to the left edge of the box that hit Bartlett in the chest and was blocked by Kentucky goalie Callum Irving but Bartlett finished it for his second goal of the season. Drake qualified for the NCAA Tournament after winning its second-ever MVC Tournament title by beating SIUE, 2-1, on Nov. 15, 2015. “We knew Kentucky was going to be really tough especially after they tied it,” said Grunert. “We stayed patient and didn’t get down on each other and helped each other out. I was lucky enough to be in position and Mason sent a perfect pass right into the box and we just stayed with it.” Bulldog Top 10 of 2015-16No. 10 – McCann Wins Drake Relays TitleNo. 9 – Women’s Golf Wins Creighton ClassicNo. 8 – Football Beats Rival DaytonNo. 7 – Softball’s Newman Named MVC Pitcher Of The YearNo. 6 – Men’s Tennis Beats No. 26 OregonNo. 5 – Drake Earns MVC All-Academic Award For The Second Straight YearNo. 4 – Drake Breaks Ground On Rowing’s Bright-Beckwith BoathouseNo. 3 – Women’s Basketball’s Earns NIT Win Over Sacred HeartNo. 2 – Women’s Soccer Wins MVC TitleNo. 1 – Men’s Soccer Defeats Kentucky In NCAA First Roundcenter_img Kentucky (12-5-2) answered with the equalizer just over a minute (19:39) later on its own corner kick as Kevin Barajas headed in ball to the far post by a diving Darrin MacLeod. It was the first goal allowed by MacLeod and the Bulldogs defense since the regular season finale versus Bradley on Nov. 7. MacLeod finished with three saves in the game. Grunert’s goal came off a beautiful cross by sophomore Mason Leonard from the edge of the 18-yard box as Grunert was able to head it in far post. The goal is the third of the season for Grunert, and the first assist of the season for Leonard. “It meant everything to us to be able to advance to the second round,” said senior Alec Bartlett. “Our team has been very resilient and battled all year. We have been able to wait on the opportunities and when they present themselves we have been able to capitalize.” Drake was the more aggressive team in the opening half as the Bulldogs had 11 shots, including six on goal to just four and two for Kentucky. Drake ended the match with 15 shots led by Bartlett, sophomore Gabe Edel and Grunert each finished with three shots each. Make sure you don’t miss any of the top moments of 2016-17 by clicking here to purchase your football, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer season tickets.Print Friendly Version The win over Kentucky sent Drake (13-4-3) to the second round of the Championship, where Drake faced a familiar foe and longtime rival in the Creighton Bluejays on Sunday, Nov. 22 in Omaha, Neb. last_img read more

Local soccer teams in semifinal action Wednesday

first_imgThe powerhouse that is Eureka High girls soccer will look to advance to the championship round of the North Coast Section Division-I fall soccer playoffs when it hosts Middletown on Wednesday while the defending NCS champions, Fortuna, will host Arcata on Wednesday with the same goal in mind. Over in the boys D-I bracket, Fortuna will hit the road on Wednesday for a semifinal match against undefeated Fort Bragg with a fourth straight trip to the NCS title round on the line and Del Norte will …last_img