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first_imgPatrice Edouard NgaissonaCasablanca, Morocco | AFP | A controversial former minister who coordinates armed groups in conflict-hit Central African Republic was on Friday elected to the governing board of Africa’s top footballing body.Patrice Edouard Ngaissona, who is Central Africa’s football chief, was elected following a vote in Casablanca among delegates at the Confederation of African Football’s general assembly.He was elected to the board seat representing eight central African nations, winning by 30 votes compared to his Gabonese rival, who got 23.Ngaissona is responsible for coordinating the so-called anti-balaka militias which emerged after civil war broke out in 2013 with the purported aim of defending Christian communities from mostly Muslim rebels.Since then, thousands of people have been killed in deadly clashes between the rival armed groups and more than a million forced to flee their homes, UN figures show.In 2015, he was barred from running in CAR’s presidential elections over concerns about his role in the violence. “If the allegations were true, I wouldn’t be here today,” he told AFP on Friday, saying he didn’t want “to mix politics and sport.”“Everything I’ve done has been for the good of my country.”Before the violence erupted, Ngaissona briefly served as minister of sport under former president Francois Bozize, whose overthrow in 2013 by mainly Muslim Seleka rebels triggered the conflict, which raged for the next two years and flared up again in late 2016.Since 2013, Ngaissona, who is in his 50s, has described himself as the “political coordinator” of the anti-balaka groups which were formed as a reaction to the balaka machetes used by Seleka rebels.His candidacy for the CAF board was approved in January by the executive committee “which respects strict statutory criteria,” a spokesman told AFP, saying the body did not have an ethics committee.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgFacebook349Tweet0Pin1Submitted by Olympia Yacht ClubThe Olympia Yacht Club’s (OYC) Annual 2017 Parade of Lighted Ships scheduled for Saturday, December 2 includes several activities that enhance this long-standing Olympia holiday tradition. While the Parade of Lighted Ships gets underway promptly at 6:00 p.m. Saturday December 2, spectators are urged to arrive prior to 6:00 at Olympia’s Port Plaza Park to ensure they’ve the opportunity to see all the decorated boats as they sail by. Starting at 5:15 p.m., Santa & Mrs. Claus are making a special appearance at Port Plaza Park and they will be joined by local Carolers from the Capital High School Chamber Choir.  To help keep viewers warm, Olympia’s own Batdorf & Bronson is serving complimentary hot cocoa.   For best viewing, it’s recommended that you get to the Port Plaza Park, 701 NW Columbia St., Olympia and dock area before 6:00 p.m.Each year, hundreds of people bring their families out to watch the lovely Parade of Lighted Ships. Photo courtesy: Olympia Yacht ClubApproximately 20 lighted boats, including The Sandman, Olympia’s own historic tug are expected to participate in the Parade and they will sail north from the Percival Landing area past the Judge’s Boat at the Port Plaza Dock and then north along the east side of Budd Inlet to Boston Harbor. Then boats return to Olympia by 8:00 p.m. along the west side of Budd Inlet.  Since many of the boats are decorated only on their starboard/right hand side the best viewing as they sail north will be from the Port area, the tip of the Port Peninsula by Anthony’s Hearthfire restaurant and KGY Radio, and anywhere along East Bay Drive north of Swantown Marina. On the return trip south from Boston Harbor good vantage points include West Bay Drive, West Bay Marina and Tugboat Annie’s.Not only is this a fun evening for parade participants it’s a favorite holiday tradition for hundreds of families in our community. Many folks living along the parade route host holiday parties that night while others brave the elements to line up along the boardwalk and view the bright holiday lights.  Attendees are encouraged to plan for the usual Olympia fall/winter weather which could likely mean rain. Rain didn’t deter attendance at the 2016 Parade.A recap of the 2017 Parade of Lighted Ships high-level timeline is as follows:5:15 p.m. – Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive at the Port Plaza Park and dock area5:30 p.m. – Capital High School Chamber Choir Carolers begin performing5:45 p.m. – Boats begin gathering around Percival Landing in preparation for the Parade6:00 p.m. – Lighted Ships begin to pass Judge’s boat located at the Port Plaza dockWhile the OYC sponsors the Parade of Lighted Ships, it’s open to any South Sound decorated boat and all South Sound boaters are welcome & encouraged to participate. Boaters who want to join the Parade must register and pick up their parade packet at Olympia Yacht Club, 201 Simmons St (next to Bayview Thriftway). on Friday December 1 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. The decorating theme for the parade is Winter Waterland and prizes will be awarded for the Best Sailboat, Best Powerboat, Best of Theme, and Grand Illusion (Judge’s Choice).The Olympia Yacht Club Parade of Lighted Ships has been a popular Olympia event as long as anyone can remember; its origins go back to at least the 1960s.  Santa & Mrs. Claus’, the Capital High School Carolers and Batdorf & Bronson’s hot cocoa will make it an even more memorable event.  Please grab your kids, dressed right for the weather Saturday December 2 and get on down to see the 2017 Parade of Lighted Ships.last_img read more

first_imgTottenham boss Jose Mourinho praises ball boy at Champions League clash against Olympiakos FORMER BOSS Tim Sherwood has warned Tottenham that they will lose Harry Kane in 18 months if they fail to win a trophy.The 50-year-old, who handed Kane his first Premier League start back in 2014, believes that Kane’s ambition will force him to leave if he doesn’t believe he can win silverware.3 Jose Mourinho has 18 months to turn Harry Kane into a trophy winner, according to Tim SherwoodCredit: Getty – Contributor3Despite having won numerous individual accolades including the World Cup Golden Boot and two Premier League Golden Boots, Kane is still yet to win a trophy in his eight years at Spurs.Mourinho has been trying to get his key man onside, and Sherwood believes that Kane will give the Special One a chance to bring some silverware to North London.He told beIN Sports: “[Kane] needs to win something. So I think he’ll give it a period of time, certainly next season.”The end of this season and next season and see if they can get closer to winning something. And if they don’t, then he will leave.”Kane has lost two cup finals with Tottenham – in the League Cup in 2015 and last season’s Champions League in Madrid – as well as finishing as a runner-up in the Premier League.Sherwood added: “All professional footballers are now going to be rich when they finish no matter who they are, even bad ones.”They are all going to be millionaires, that is the way it is. But you want trophies, you want to say what you have won at the end of it.”Spurs’ diabolical start to the season sees them already a staggering 20 points behind leaders Liverpool in the Premier League.3And a much-rotated team was unceremoniously dumped out of the League Cup in embarrassing fashion against League Two Colchester United.Spurs are still competing in the Champions League and FA Cup this season, however, and Kane told reporters after the 4-2 win over Olympiakos: “When you are winning games it definitely helps your relationship and hopefully we can build a strong one [with Mourinho].”We know we both want to win big competitions.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year”That’s the team’s aim, that’s my aim and that is the manager’s aim.”Hopefully I can help him do that this year and see where we can go.”Despite Spurs’ poor start, Kane has 13 goals in 17 games this season, and will be hoping to take good form into next summer’s European Championships with England.Mourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)last_img read more

first_imgCoordinator John Mauve said 26 teams have confirmed their participation for the tournament that will run from Jan 5-8.The tournament will feature teams from all electorates in Port Moresby.“We have 6 more spaces left for any teams that want to take part. Registration is K400 a team and closes tomorrow,” said Mauve.“Come down to the Six-Mile police station to register.”The tournament was launched over the weekend at Sports Inn and K20,000 has been up for prize money for the men in the Cup, Plate and Bowl division.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Wales defender and assistant manager Mark Bowen claims Wales’ 0-0 draw with Belgium is a ‘watershed’ result for Chris Coleman’s side.The Red Dragons are currently second in their qualifying group for Euro 2016, with six matches remaining.“It was a watershed game for Wales,” Bowen told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “The games they have played so far, where they beat Andorra and Cyprus and drew at home with Bosnia, have been results we would have expected.“They hadn’t really had that game, like Ireland had against Germany, which was a watershed game.“They have gone and proved that they can go and do something outside of the box. One thing that’s really pleased me about the draw in Belgium was the defence. There has also been question marks about whether we could go to these places and keep a clean sheet.”last_img read more

first_imgA new public phone box is being erected in Carndonagh town centre – but it’s one with a difference.Funds raised by the Neal Martin Memorial Fund committee are to be used to erect the phone box, which will contain a public defibrillator for the townspeople.The unveiling of the Defibrillator Phone Box will take place at the Easter Monday Parade in Carndonagh at 2.30pm. “Following on from the Fantastic fundraising efforts of the local community, after the sudden death of Neal Martin Doherty, the committee set up to decide on how best to use the monies raised, have decided to erect a Phone-Box containing a Defibrillator in Carndonagh town centre,” a spokesperson said.“We have taken the idea from the Heart of Killarney. The phone box will add to the security of having a defibrillator outside for the public to use as it needs a PIN number to enter.“So, when you call the emergency services, they supply you with details of your nearest defibrillator & PIN number to gain entry.”The committee that we set up, also supplied heated outside cabinets to Carndonagh GAA club and Carndonagh FC.The spokesperson said: “After the initial launch, we will be starting a course of training for the local community on how to use the defibrillators. “We will take details from anyone who would like to be involved in this training at the Easter Parade. We are delighted to now have three defibrillators available 24/7 in Carndonagh incase of an emergency.”Carndonagh’s new public phone box has one big, lifesaving difference was last modified: March 30th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:CarndonaghdefibrillatorHeart of CarndonaghInishowenNeal Martin DohertyNeal Martin Memorial Fundlast_img read more

first_imgLarissa in action against WalesDonegal halfback pairing of Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton will take to the field at Twickenham this evening, hoping to beat England on their home turf – and fire Ireland towards more championship glory.By that stage, perhaps – just perhaps – the men may have turned history on its head and landed a Triple Crown.The women’s game is now getting the recognition it deserves. So it’s great to see the game against England being televised on RTE2 this evening, straight after the men’s match.Larissa, from Cappry, plays her club rugby with Bristol and the Exiles, was recalled to the team for the win over Wales and keeps her position for the clash.Nora, from Fahan, will win her 21st cap today. She plays with Old Belvedere and Leinster.Kick-off is at 6.20pm. Good luck girls.England Women: Emily Scarratt, Katherine Merchant, Amber Reed, Rachel Burford, Kay Wilson, Katy Mclean, Natasha Hunt, Rochelle Clark, Emma Croker, Sophie Hemming, Rebecca Essex, Joanne McGilchrist, Hannah Gallagher, Margaret Alphonsi, Sarah Hunter.Replacements: Victoria Fleetwood, Laura Keates, Sasha Acheson, Tamara Taylor, Marlie Packer, La Toya Mason, Ceri Large, Lydia ThompsonIreland Women: Niamh Briggs, Ashleigh Baxter, Lynne Cantwell, Jenny Murphy, Alison Miller, Nora Stapleton, Larissa Muldoon, Fiona Coghlan, Gillian Bourke, Ailis Egan, Sophie Spence, Marie-Louise Reilly, Siobhan Fleming, Claire Molloy, Heather O’Brien. Replacements: Stacey-Lea Kennedy, Fiona Hayes, Kerrie-Ann Craddock, Laura Guest, Amy Davis, Hannah Casey, Grace Davitt, Jackie ShielsLarissa with Laura Guest at Twickeham yesterdayDAY OF DESTINY AND PRIDE FOR DONEGAL’S RUGBY GIRLS AT TWICKENHAM was last modified: February 22nd, 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:EnglandIrelandLarissa MuldoonNora StapletonRUGBYTwickenhamlast_img read more

first_imgThe crowd after the Fekir shot #DENFRA pic.twitter.com/54WsA7lY7M— Default Pessimist🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@JustAndrewNow) June 26, 2018 Well that was boring.France v Denmark played out a goalless draw in the final match of Group C, with both nations going through to the last 16 of the World Cup.But the poor display on the pitch was not well received at all.“We can only hope that these two frauds get humiliated and knocked out in the round of 16,” Adrian Durham ranted on talkSPORT during the live coverage. “This was two sides not bothering to try to score a goal with any kind of professional conviction. It just fell short of any suggestion of collusion.”One user on Twitter even suggested the game was good preparation for a season of watching Manchester United. The team have been criticised at times for their style of play under manager Jose Mourinho.Below, talkSPORT.com has gathered some tweets from frustrated fans who listened and watched the match.What did you think of it? Denmark are safely through to the round of 16, they have a chance to top their group at a #WorldCup and they have absolutely no interest in winning this game. Absolutely shocking mentality, really hope they go out in the next round. #Pathetic #DEN #DENFRA— Danny (@DannyNE12) June 26, 2018 Seen some great games so far at this World Cup. #DEN v #FRA is not one of them. Crowd booing. Two teams coasting towards the last 16. No intensity whatsoever. 0-0 68 minszzzzzzz #DENFRA— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) June 26, 2018 I once locked myself in the stairwell between my flat and the front door for three hours without a phone or a book. That was more exciting than this. #DENFRA— Caspar Salmon (@CasparSalmon) June 26, 2018 😡 “What an absolute disgrace to football this has been”Don’t miss this EPIC rant from @talkSPORTDrive after the #DENFRA match!#WorldCup| #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/qCRBZvVKEe— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 26, 2018 Am I the only one who thinks that a nil nil draw in your last group match should earn you automatic disqualification from the #Worldcup #DENFRA pic.twitter.com/haXQXJYeIo— Nolene Dougan #TrustAllWomen #NowForNI (@NoleneDougan) June 26, 2018 #DENFRA i hope both teams lose their next match, this was nothing besides an insult to all the fans that bought tickets for this game— 구야 (@kya_113) June 26, 2018 France vs denmark is watching like any united game..Team is full of superstars but there manager still parked the bus..France vs denmark is a good rehearsal for utd fans next season😂— KLoppLover (@DeepakM39440766) June 26, 2018 This France Denmark game is just preparing me for United next season.— Tikitactic (@TikiTactic) June 26, 2018 talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with more than 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

first_imgThe final of the A McLean Bookmakers 525 is the feature race at tonight’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium.The meeting also features the semi-finals of the €200 Track Buster 525 and first round heats of the Buy a Buster 575.There are 12 races on the card and the runners are (first race 8.00pm): Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Cairn Maeve; 2, Imperial Falcon; 3, Fernhill Scolari; 4, Layas Girl; 5, Gabby’s Tango; 6, Nosey Paul.Race 2 Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Tobar na Maithir; 2, Tons of Speed; 3, Quare Cash; 4, Tober Scolari; 5, Dingle Daley; 6, Lovely Myles.Race 3 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Spotty Totty; 2, Pipeline Jean; 3, Tydon Marquis; 4, Quare Flame; 5, Supersonic; 6, Swanson Rosette.Race 4 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Flaming Ember; 2, Calcutta Queen; 3, Fernhill Dice; 4, On the Snaff; 5, Some Effort; 6, Tommylees Buddy. Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Nosey Taz; 2, Blackstone Hugh; 3, Whoop Whoop; 4, Uncle Lez; 5, Colarhouse Bound; 6, Random Maeve.Race 6 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Altmore Rose; 2, Maid of More; 3, Shaneboy Rocky; 4, Deerpark Kitty; 5, Goodinthehood; 6, Fridays Maybe.Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Mongys Flyer; 2, Paddock Paula; 3, Smurfing Convoy; 4, Fridays Brett; 5, Altmore Champ; 6, Tahina Ace.Race 8 Donegal for Sam 525 (525 yards): 1, Nosey Meg; 2, Flaming Jenny; 3, Smurfing Manx; 4, Bleu Paradise; 5, Crossleigh Thyme; 6, Another Choice.Race 9 A McLean Boomakers 525 Final (525 yards): 1, Aughduff Murt; 2, Westwood Lee; 3, Tahina Kellie; 4, Turbine Tulip; 5, Thrill Me; 6, Dartrey Snow. Race 10 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat one (575 yards): 1, Raughlan Blaze; 2, Total Motion; 3, Hanoras Dream; 4, Mr Bishop; 5, Glebe Flyer; 6, Helens Magic.Race 11 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat two (575 yards): 1, Kingsmill Aguero; 2, Blackmagic Woman; 3, Mongys Girl; 4, Dynamo Millar; 5, Deerpark Youngin; 6, Garlyn Patch.Race 12 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat three (575 yards): 1, Corrin Ruby; 2, Highview Ruler; 3, Dirt Bird; 4, Leosal; 5, Take Cover; 6, Gortkelly Turbo.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

first_imgUPDATED: Hundreds of mourners are attending the funeral of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney which is taking place in Dublin.Seamus HeaneyThe 74-year-old poet, playwright and author died suddenly, after a short illness, in Dublin on Friday last.The Church of the Sacred Heart in Dublin is packed to capacity for the Requiem Mass with hundreds more outside. Mourners are being led by the late poet’s wife, Maire, daughter Catherine and sons Christopher and Michael.Also present are Pesident Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, former President Mary McAleese, Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, U2’s Bono and “The Edge,” and Strabane singer-songwriter Paul Brady.Addressing those present, chief concelebrant, Monsigner Brendan Devlin, a former student of St Columb’s College in Derry where Seamus Heaney was educated, said the late poet would have been “delighted” his Requiem Mass was being said in a “northern accent.”Among those who took part in the Readings are the late poet’s brother, Seamus, while family members and friends read the Prayers of the Faithful. Copies of Seamus Heaney’s works were among the Offertory Gifts brought to the altar. The service is currently being broadcast “live” on a “News Special” on RTE Television.Following the service Mr Heaney’s remains will be taken to his home village of Bellaghy in Co Derry, arriving at around 5.30pm. He will in interred in private service in the local cemetery. Thousands of people are expected to turn out along the late to pay tribute to the man regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest poets.Since Friday, tributes to the late poet have been pouring in from across the world, including former US President Bill Clinton.Mr Clinton, who recited excerpts of Seamus Heaney’s work during his historic visit to Northern Ireland in 1995, described him as a “powerful voice for peace. ”The former US President, who named his pet dog “Seamus” in honour of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, added Mr Heaney was “our finest poet of the rhythms of ordinary lives.” IRELAND SAYS GOODBYE TO NOBEL LAUREATE SEAMUS was last modified: September 2nd, 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:funeralseamus heaneylast_img read more