‘Be Actors of Our Economy’

first_imgCameroonian Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Beng’Yela Augustine GANG, has urged his kinsmen residing in Liberia to become critical actors in the development and growth of their country’s economy, while contributing positively to the development of Liberia.Ambassador Augustine GANG also wants his compatriots to become key players in every sector of Cameroun governance, to especially move the country forward, thereby improving the lives of every Cameroonian.“I speak especially to my fellow Cameroonians especially those residing in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to show your steadfastness and focus of development in dear Cameroon,” he pleaded.The Cameroonian Diplomat made these assertions at a dinner hosted in observance of his country’s national day.The day is celebrated on May 20 every year since it was first observed in 1964.The day was chosen to unite both the English and French-speaking people of that Central African nation, which has produced some of Africa’s best footballers, including Samuel Eto’o and Patrick Mboma.Tuesday’s celebration, staged under the theme, “The Army and the Nation: Building Synergy to Preserve Peace and Security, the Guarantee of Integration, Stability and Socio-economic Development,” was held at a local resort in Monrovia.According to the Cameroonian envoy, the economy of his country will only experience dramatic growth when its citizens play a pivotal role by uniting themselves as one people.In retrospect, Ambassador GANG noted that much of his country’s development has become a reality as a result of that country’s government’s focus on the social welfare of Cameroonians.The Cameroonian envoy indicated that since independence, the government has given to inter-ethnic, inter-cultural and inter-religious harmony and solidarity.Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Una Kumba Thompson lauded Cameroonians residing in Liberia, especially those who attended the just-ended occasion that marked the celebration of their 42nd anniversary.Minister Thompson noted that the harmonious relationships between the two countries are based on “deep sense of mutual respect for the interests and wellbeing of our people.”“Historically,” Minister Thompson said, “the first country to establish diplomatic mission at ambassadorial level with Cameroun was Liberia,” when she appointed Ambassador Francis Marshall in 1960 to that nation.By that, Minister Thompson continue that as far back in 1919, Liberia played a pivotal role at the League of Nations during a period when German-Cameroon was placed under trusteeship, and the 1960’s struggle for independence in Africa.“Our two countries began to enjoy the reassuring satisfaction of a friendship based not only on our African solidarity, but our shared aspirations for global peace and happiness.”“Our two countries,” she said, “endeavored also to foster the maintenance of world peace, security, unity, non-alignment, and free trade amongst the comity of nations.”Among those present at the occasion were United States of America Ambassador to Liberia, European Union Ambassador to Liberia, Ivorian and Ghanaian Ambassadors to Liberia, as well as an array of Liberian government officials. Among them were the Ministers of Gender and Development, Julia Duncan Cassell, Education Etmonia David Tarpeh and the  Publisher of Daily Observer newspaper, Mr. Kenneth Y. Best.Others were representatives of the Chinese Embassy, President of the Liberian Business Association, Dee-Maxwell- Kemayah and the general secretary, M. Leelai Kpukuyou, and hosts of other dignitaries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Recognizes VP Boakai, John T. Woods Contributions

first_imgThe charity group Alpha Phi Alpha has bestowed honors on Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and University of Liberia’s Forestry and Agriculture Department chairman, John T. Woods for their contributions to building the Liberian society.This honor of recognition was carried out on December 4, 2014 at the Monrovia City Hall during celebration of the organization’s 108 years of existence.The head of Chapter #260 in Liberia, Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) Managing Director T. Nelson Williams II, told this newspaper in an interview that as a custom, the organization recognizes people who have made valuable contributions to the society.As such, Mr. Williams acknowledged that Vice President Joseph Boakai had honestly and sincerely contributed to Liberian in government over  many years.He recalled that VP Boakai served the Ministry of Agriculture, the backbone of Liberia’s economy and the Liberia Produce & Marketing Company (LPMC) where he blamelessly made meaningful contributions.Mr. Williams further stressed that VP Boakai had taken the same dedicated services to the nation to a higher level as  second to the nation’s President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and predicated upon these glaring facts they could not withhold this honor from him, but decided to bestow it upon him since he is still alive.“The Vice President has made numerous contributions to the Liberian society by serving in all these public positions without any fault, and because he is a quiet man, no one knows the role he has played,” Mr. Williams added.For Mr. John T. Woods, Mr. Williams indicated that he (Woods) had  been dedicated to the Forestry sector of Liberia and providing services to the state run University of Liberia, offering many Liberian students the opportunity to have knowledge of the sector.On the basis of the  services the men had  provided, the charity organization took note and decided to formally recognize them so they can be proud of their contributions to society.Vice President Joseph Boakai did not make any remark during the honoring. Mr. Woods could not be given the opportunity to stand for a longer time to deliver the great speech he wrote because of his health.Nevertheless, Mr. Woods in an interview with the Daily Observer said he was delighted that a group like Alpha could  recognize him as many people do not have the opportunity to be recognized in the society.He stressed that only noise makers and some insignificant people are recognized in the Liberian society for making noise and doing nothing.Having served with the University of Liberia’s Forestry and Agriculture Department for years, he has impacted Liberians by recommending some students to pursue the Master’s degree in Forestry abroad and seven of them are expected to return this December to be of help to the university.Considering himself as a true patriot, Mr. Woods said “You do not have to do all for yourself or by yourself, but need to prepare others to take over from you when you retire.”A brief history about his membership in Alpha indicates that he became a part of the organization when he saw the Civil Rights Movement in the United States between 1963 and 1966 while studying at the University of Kentucky.“I joined Etta Epsilon Lambda Chapter in 1967 upon my return to Liberia.  I did not make any impact that time because I was a neophyte observing and integrating into the Liberian society as a whole.  During the period 1967-1968 I identified my role models as David N. Howell of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and Dr. Christian E. Baker,” who once served as president of Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University).  In his undelivered speech, Mr. Woods  recalled that in those days, they knew no tribes at the “YMCA—”  no Krahn, no Sapo, no Congo or Kpelleh, noting. “We were Liberians and members of the Y at various levels.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LCP, FDA Launch Ebola Prevention Sensitization & Awareness campaign in 5 Counties

first_imgThe Liberia Crusaders for peace (LCP) in collaboration with the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) has officially launched Ebola prevention sensitization and awareness campaign in five counties.The awareness and sensitization campaign were launched in Montserrado, Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Bomi counties.The chief launcher of the campaign, Sister Mary Lauren Brown described the launch as a major awareness campaign that will enhance the national fight against the Ebola pandemic.The campaign was officially launched on Tuesday September 9, 2014 in Monrovia and is to last for two weeks. The launcher is the Board Chairperson at the FDA.Sister Mary Lauren, who is the president of Catholic run Stella Maris Polytenic, said that the Ebola plaque has caused severe casualties and socio-economic destructions for the nation and continues to threaten the fabric of existence.Sister Brown also noted that although reports’ emanating from health and state authorities speak of progress in the fight against Ebola, it is clear that the virus continues to infect “many of our compatriots.”“it is against this backdrop that the FDA with the full support of its Board of Directors collaborating with other  partners including Fauna and Flora International(FFI) and the LCP as implementing partner, is  today launching this community based awareness campaign on the prevention of Ebola. The campaign we launch today will be carried out in the densely populated counties of Montserrado, Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Bomi counties.”She further indicated that the campaign will include interpersonal communication in communities, at market places, Agriculture sites, and entertainment centers as well as the airing of Ebola prevention jingles, social mobilization of community outreach with preventative messages on Ebola.Sister Lauren Brown disclosed that FDA and partners anticipate that the community based Ebola awareness initiative will scale up knowledge about the reality of Ebola awareness in Liberia and its crippling impact as seen from the number of lives that have been lost.She stated that the number of suspected and confirmed cases that are being recorded, and the overall socio economic shock being experienced as a result of the Ebola epidemic are alarming.FDA’s Acting Managing Director, Harrison Karnwea, Sr. in a remark at the occasion called on Liberians to join the fight against the deadly Ebola virus by taking all preventive measures.He said taking preventive measures will help protect the lives of people and their love ones.He said, the government’s effort to stop marketers from selling or eating bush meat is also an effort to fight Ebola and “Any one caught selling or eating bush meat will be arrested by the Liberia National Police.“Please understand that the reason of the government, especially the FDA efforts to stop citizens from selling and eating bush meat are because Ebola comes from those animals. Let’s stop burying dead bodies and eating bush meats.”Director Karnwea also warned Liberians against killing animals from forest, stating that the FDA is conserving part of the forest so that other generation will have access to the forest.At the same time the Executive Director of Liberian Crusaders for Peace, Amb. Juli Endee, called on Liberians to stop the selling and eating of bush meat in the country.She said the eating of bush meats is a great danger to the lives of the Liberian people.Ambassador Endee disclosed that due to the danger of the deadly Ebola virus which is claiming more lives in Liberia; several countries have turned their backs on Liberians.LCP Boss assure the FDA and its partners that they will do all they can to have messages of Ebola in the counties by carrying on community base awareness.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hawking luxuriates in weightlessness

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Free of his wheelchair and tethered only to heart-rate and blood-pressure monitors, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking on Thursday fulfilled a dream of floating weightless on a zero-gravity jet, a step he hopes leads to further space adventures. “It was amazing,” Hawking said after the flight. The modified jet carrying Hawking, a handful of his physicians and nurses, and dozens of others first flew up to 24,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Nurses lifted Hawking and carried him to the front of the jet, where they placed him on his back atop a special foam pillow. The jet then climbed to around 32,000 feet and made a parabolic dive back to 24,000 feet, allowing Hawking and the other passengers to experience weightlessness for about 25 seconds. The plane made a total of eight parabolic dips, including two during which Hawking made two weightless flips like “a gold-medal gymnast,” said Peter Diamandis, chairman of Zero Gravity Corp., the company that owns the jet. “We had a wonderful time. It was incredible, far beyond our expectations,” Diamandis said. Hawking, a mathematics professor at the University of Cambridge who has done groundbreaking work on black holes and the origins of the universe, has the paralyzing disease ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The 65-year-old scientist was the first person with a disability to experience the flight by Zero Gravity, which has flown about 2,700 people out of Florida since late 2004 and began offering the flights in Las Vegas this week. “As you can imagine, I’m very excited,” Hawking told reporters before the flight. “I have been wheelchair bound for almost four decades. The chance to float free in zero-G will be wonderful.” Unable to talk or move his hands and legs, Hawking can only make tiny facial expressions using the muscles around his eyes, eyebrows, cheek and mouth. A computer attached to his wheelchair talks for him in a synthesized voice; he chooses the words on a computer screen through an infrared sensor on a headpiece that detects motion in his cheek. He raises an eyebrow to signal “yes” and tenses his mouth to the side to indicate “no.” “I want to demonstrate to the public that anybody can participate in this type of weightless experience,” Hawking said Thursday. Hawking’s personal physicians were on hand to make sure nothing went wrong. The physicist was attached to heart, blood-pressure and oxygen-measuring monitors during the flight. Medical equipment sufficient for a mini-intensive-care unit also was on board, said Dr. Edwin Chilvers, Hawking’s personal physician.last_img read more

Lines drawn amid prayer

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Mayor Marsha McLean said Wednesday that she would ignore a call to boycott this morning’s Prayer Breakfast, opting instead to challenge the controversial keynote speaker with calls for tolerance and appreciation of diversity. At the Hyatt Valencia event, whose private sponsors call it the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, McLean said she will be a voice for those insulted by speaker Ralph Drollinger, leader of Capitol Ministries, who has a long record of bashing Catholics, gays and mothers of young children who serve in the state Legislature. Nevertheless, dozens of protesters signed an online petition initiated by blogster Jeff Wilson on community Web site scvtalk.com, urging the mayor to be a no-show at the $25-a-plate breakfast. The petition, e-mailed by Wilson to McLean, was sparked by Daily News reports this week on the event and speaker Drollinger. “Marsha, you’re better than this,” Henry Schultz commented in signing the petition. McLean said she urged event organizer Joe Messina of the Dunamis Group, a Christian businessmen’s organization, to see that Drollinger’s comments are tamed. “Knowing the climate in our valley, how great the people are, I hope his remarks would be tempered, and he would not bring forth those comments about women and Catholics,” McLean said. Schultz said he would be mollified if McLean stood up to Drollinger. But he doubted Drollinger would change what he has to say. “The fact that Drollinger was chosen by this group to be the keynote speaker indicates their certain lack of niceness,” he said. “He has a long record of saying the wrong thing – the wrong thing in the sense that he demeans people.” pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The mayor’s presence and endorsement suggests that the city government does not view its citizens equally,” added Mike Devlin of Saugus. Carol Clark of Valencia said, “This group is designed to exclude some members of the community and pass judgment over them. I would think it shouldn’t be the position of any elected member of our city to participate in such a group.” Drollinger, who lives in Newhall, came under fire in Sacramento when he said female legislators who leave young children at home to work in the Capitol are sinners. A man’s role “is primarily to be a breadwinner and woman’s is to be at home nurturing their children,” he said. He irked Catholics by saying theirs is a “false religion,” and that they won’t go to heaven. Capitol Ministries Vice President Sean Wallentine said Drollinger’s goal in speaking is to spread the group’s belief that faith in Jesus in the only path to heaven. The best outcome at today’s event, he said, would be to convert individuals in attendance. last_img read more

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi scored a penalty and missed one on Saturday as Barcelona moved seven points clear in La Liga © AFP/File / Pau BarrenaPARIS, France, Feb 18 – Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain all extended their respective league leads in Spain, Italy and France, while Bayern Munich warmed up for their Champions League clash at Liverpool with a narrow win.As Kylian Mbappe continued his remarkable goalscoring form and Mauro Icardi watched Inter Milan from the stands, AFP Sport looks at some of the main talking points from the weekend in Europe: Inter ‘reborn’ without IcardiIcardi watched on alongside his family as Inter beat Sampdoria © AFP / Miguel MEDINA“I think something new has been born this evening,” said Inter coach Luciano Spalletti after his side got their first home win of 2019 with a 2-1 victory over his former club Sampdoria.Icardi watched from the stands after being stripped of the captain’s armband and replaced by goalkeeper Samir Handanovic amid speculation about this future.“It frustrating that we keep having to get tied up in all this talk around Inter,” said Spalletti as Icardi’s contract negotiations have been played out on social media by the player’s wife and agent Wanda Nara.“I’ve had some situations in my career with a lot of attention, but never like this,” added former Roma and Zenit Saint Petersburg coach Spalletti.Real resurgence haltedSergio Ramos was sent off for the 25th time in his career as Real Madrid lost to Girona © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSReal Madrid’s resurgence was dealt a reality check on Sunday as they were beaten at home by a Girona side that were winless in 13 games and without a league victory since November.They ended that run at the Santiago Bernabeu by coming from a goal behind, with Madrid throwing away their lead and perhaps any realistic chance of catching Barcelona in La Liga.The gap now stands at nine points between Spain’s most established pair, despite Madrid threatening a comeback in recent weeks with a home Clasico also to come at the end of the month.That game looks far less significant now, with Atletico again Barca’s closest challengers, seven points back in second.Mbappe steps up againMbappe has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season © AFP / JEFF PACHOUDWhen PSG headed to Old Trafford to face Manchester United last week, there were fears the injuries suffered by Neymar and Edinson Cavani would prove costly.But Mbappe scored in an impressive 2-0 win, and he backed it up with a magnificent volley to grab a hard-fought victory at Saint-Etienne on Sunday, leading Les Verts coach Jean-Louis Gasset to say the 20-year-old will be “the best player in the world soon”.The French striker has now scored 19 goals in just 18 Ligue 1 appearances this term — only Lionel Messi has scored more times in one of Europe’s top five leagues with 22.“He (Mbappe) shows his quality every day in training, he has this hunger to score, score, score,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel. “It’s his quality. He is a special player.”Pizarro continues to defy yearsDespite being four years older than his coach, Claudio Pizarro proved once again that age is no obstacle after becoming the Bundesliga’s oldest scorer on Saturday.Aged 40 years and 136 days, the Peruvian smacked in his 195th Bundesliga goal, equalising with the last kick of the game to steal a point in Werder Bremen’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin.The ex-Chelsea and Bayern Munich striker drove his 96th-minute free-kick low under the Hertha wall and the ball was deflected twice on its way into the net.Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt, 36, says it is a “privilege to be able to bring on someone like him” after introducing Pizarro with half an hour left.Mourinho open to working in FranceMourinho was in attendance at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Sunday © AFP / PHILIPPE HUGUENJose Mourinho said he could see himself working in France after attending Lille’s 0-0 draw with Montpellier to watch in-form Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe.“I can imagine (coaching) in France one day,” Mourinho said. “I’m a man who’s worked in four different countries, who likes that, who likes to know other cultures.”The Portuguese coach has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in December and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

A Tough Commute

first_imgEach week, the 28-year-old will commute to her Monday night art critique class at California State University, Long Beach, using a different mode of human-powered transportation. “I’m excited,” said Brown at 7 a.m., seconds before she dove into the cool waters off Ports O’ Call Village. “She’s definitely got a lot of courage for a young girl,” said friend Mitch Nieto as he watched her swim off. “A lot of people wouldn’t have the guts to do this.” Brown swam through the shipping lanes, along the breakwater and into Long Beach’s Marina Pacifica Mall, where she emerged from the water around 2 p.m., and then walked a mile to school – leaving plenty of time for her 7 p.m. class. Brown’s father, Doug Brown, paddled alongside her in a kayak, followed by a friend in a 32-foot sport-fishing boat. A lifeguard was also present to ensure her safety. Her father was a little concerned, however, over the cold, polluted water. “This one today is a little sketchy for me,” he said. “I’m afraid she’ll get hypothermia. But we’re going to be right here the whole time.” Brown said her 11-mile swim across the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was a “one-time only” event. “I’ll never do it again,” she said. “My hair is greasy and oily, and I had a swim cap on. It was very dirty, disgusting water.” Brown, a native of Flagstaff, Ariz., got the idea for her project when she moved to San Pedro two years ago. She said she couldn’t find a proper bike path and was frustrated by the area’s lack of public transportation. The Vincent Thomas Bridge, her most direct route, allows no bicycle or pedestrian traffic. “I wanted to do this to raise questions about our infrastructure,” said Brown, who would like to see more tax money for bike paths and other forms of public transportation. With the world’s fossil fuels depleting, it’s becoming more important for people to start thinking about other means of transportation, she said, especially in car-dependent Southern California. “A hybrid car isn’t going to solve all our problems,” she said. “Human-powered methods of transportation can be possible if we have the right environment for it.” For the next few weeks, Brown will make the 16-mile journey through Wilmington by bike, in-line skates, Razor scooter and jogging. She’ll also paddle on a longboard in the water, sail and finish the project with a mystery commute on Nov. 19. Each Monday, Brown will get a ride home from her professor, Linda Day. And the rest of the week she plans to drive to her other classes. Even though Brown expressed some concerns over traveling through an industrial, unsafe area in Wilmington, she said she will be accompanied by friends on all of her commutes. She’s no stranger to taking risks, her father said. Brown was a firefighter for two years with El Cariso Hotshots, a USDA Forest Service fire crew in Lake Elsinore. This year, she earned her U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton captain’s license and now works on boats in San Pedro harbor. Brown has always been athletic, and regularly runs and surfs. She trained for her project with a 6-mile swim last week along the breakwater and a 16-mile practice run to school. Brown, who will receive her master’s degree in May, will release the results of her project in an art exhibition at the Long Beach campus in April. She said her project is no different from any other art student’s. “For me, art is meant to raise questions in some kind of creative way,” she said. “Hopefully, this will get people to start thinking about the way we live.” kelly.puente@presstelegram.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Kelly Puente STAFF WRITER Not many San Pedro residents can say they’ve swum to class in Long Beach. But that’s precisely what graduate student Sierra Brown did Monday morning, swimming 11 miles from Ports O’ Call Village to Long Beach as part of an eight-week project for her thesis. last_img read more

‘Poseidon’ debut had sinking feeling

first_imgThe big-budget disaster flick “Poseidon” quickly sunk during its maiden weekend, allowing Tom Cruise to spend another weekend atop the box office charts with the underachieving “Mission: Impossible III.” “M:I III” took in an estimated $24.5 million while “Poseidon” had to settle for second place with an unimpressive $20.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The lackluster openings for the summer season’s first two major releases ended what had been an encouraging seven-weekend box office winning streak for the movie industry. The combined grosses for the top 12 movies in the marketplace were $81.7 million, 13.5 percent lower than the same weekend a year ago. “Considering that last year we were 11 weekends into a record streak of 19 consecutive down weekends, one down weekend is no need to cry,” said box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations Co. “I think we’re going to see some strong box office over the next couple of weeks culminating with Memorial Day weekend.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe third installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, released by Paramount Pictures, has now taken in $84.6 million domestically over 10 days. It opened at $47.7 million last weekend, a big number for most films but $10 million to $20 million below industry expectations, and fueled speculation over how Cruise’s off-screen image might have impacted ticket sales. But Paramount is confident the movie will be a solid hit in the end. “Obviously we are always pleased to be in the No. 1 position,” said Jim Tharp, Paramount’s president of domestic distribution. “The exit information at the first weekend indicated that the movie played really well to every (audience age group). We anticipate it continuing to play well.” Over at Warner Bros., there was an attempt to look at whatever positives could be gleaned from the opening weekend of “Poseidon,” which had a hefty production budget of more than $150 million. Industry tracking showed in recent weeks that the Wolfgang Petersen-directed film was not expected to dislodge “M:I III,” but the studio was hoping for the best. “I’m always looking for a stronger gross,” said Dan Fellman, Warner’s president of domestic distribution. “While we had hoped for a stronger U.S. opening, it’s still a little premature to assess it all.” The remake of sorts of the classic 1972 movie “The Poseidon Adventure” opened in 3,555 locations, including 62 big screen IMAX theaters. The IMAX screens contributed $1.4 million to the domestic gross. While it opened in six markets in Asia, Warner is not releasing the film in other key foreign markets until several weeks from now and is hopeful its international numbers will match those of Petersen’s last film, “Troy,” which stalled at $133 million domestically but took in $365 million around the rest of the world. “It’s still going to take several weeks to determine the financial viability of the film because it has a staggered international release schedule,” Fellman said. Meanwhile, the Robin Williams comedy “RV” continued to show unexpected staying power as the Sony Pictures Entertainment release finished in third place with estimated ticket sales of $9.5 million, just a 14 percent drop from last weekend. The film has grossed $42.8 million to date. The new Lindsay Lohan comedy “Just My Luck” was anything but lucky for 20th Century Fox. Opening in fourth place with estimated ticket sales of just $5.5 million, its debut was far below the openings of other Lohan vehicles, including “Mean Girls” and last summer’s “Herbie Fully Loaded.” greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818) 713-3758 ——— TOP MOVIES Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations. Final figures will be released today. 1. “Mission: Impossible III,” $24.5 million. 2. “Poseidon,” $20.3 million. 3. “RV,” $9.5 million. 4. “Just My Luck,” $5.5 million. 5. “An American Haunting,” $3.7 million. 6. “United 93,” $3.6 million. 7. “Stick It,” $3.2 million. 8. “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” $3 million. 9. “Silent Hill,” $2.2 million. 10. “Hoot,” $2.1 million.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


first_imgBeidh Lá Gailf a reáchtáil ag an fhóchumann ar an 24ú Meán Fómhair i gcomhair le Cumann Gailf Ghaoth Dobhair. Tuilleadh eolais ó Kelly ag 0867927522.Buaiteoirí Club 100 Mí Lúnasa.€400 Mícheal Ó Fearraigh. €250 Caitlín Ní Chassaide.€150 Seán Mac Giolla Bhríde.€100 Christina Ní Bhaoill agus Daithí Mac Roibéard.Comhghairdeas libh. Beidh Bingo Mór ar siúil Oíche Dhéardaoin an 8ú Meán Fómhair ag 8.30in. Duaiseanna €2400.Leabhar mór €15, leabhar beag €10 agus bileog €2.Bhí droch lá amach agus amach ag an foireann sinsear in éadan an Mhálainn, chaill siad leis an scór 1-17 go 1-06.Beidh cluichí ar siúil as baile tráthnóna Dé Satharn in éadan an Chlochán Liath. An cluiche tacaíochta ag 4.30in. agus an cluiche sinsear ag 6.00in.GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: September 6th, 2011 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:GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

Liverpool eye new goalkeeper, Man United transfer blow, Wilshere to Italy?

first_imgHere’s a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Monday’s newspapers and online… 1 Lyon forward Nabil Fekir was so convinced he was about the join Liverpool last week that he had already picked his shirt number. The Reds reportedly pulled the plug on the 24-year-old’s Anfield switch after his medical. (L’Equipe)Roma goalkeeper Alisson is “very happy” at the Italian club, amid ongoing interest from Liverpool, according to the Brazil nation team’s goalkeeper coach. (Tele Radio Stereo)Liverpool have also been linked with a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, but face competition from Chelsea to sign the 29-year-old Dutchman, who wants first-team football. (Mundo Deportivo)Juventus are preparing a move for Jack Wilshere, who is still yet to sign a new deal at Arsenal. (Football.London)Gareth Bale is set to remain at Real Madrid until a new manager is appointed, despite reportedly strong interest from Manchester United. (The Independent)United target, Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci has ended links with the Red Devils by saying “there is no problem whatsoever” at AC Milan and is committed to stay. (Sky Sport Italia)Man United are also set to miss out on midfield target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, with Real Madrid preparing a £132m bid for the 23-year-old Lazio and Serbia star. (Il Messagero)Chelsea star N’Golo Kante is a target for Paris Saint-Germain, and the 27-year-old France midfielder’s agent has already met with PSG chiefs. (Paris United)Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta is also wanted by Italian giants Inter Milan. (Tuttosport)The Blues are interested in Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi and have made contact with the Italian side over a deal for the 27-year-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport)Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Turkey centre-back Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg, 22. (Turkish Football)Marko Arnautovic has cast doubt over his future at West Ham by admitting he has not held talks with the club. The 29-year-old Austrian says he is ‘happy’ at the London Stadium but is reportedly wanted by Manchester United. (Sky Austria)Newcastle are unlikely to move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, despite rating the 22-year-old former Englishman – who is valued at £30m – highly. (Chronicle)However, the Magpies are considering a move for 28-year-old West Brom and Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon, who has a £16m release clause at The Hawthorns. (Northern Echo)Everton, Fulham and Leicester are set for a battle to sign £25m-rated Norwich ace Maddison, 21. (Daily Mirror)Meanwhile, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Brom have all expressed an interest in signing 26-year-old Celtic midfielder Stuart . (Daily Record)Premier League new boys Wolves are preparing a bid for Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair.(Northern Echo)Leeds United are lining up a bid for Derby County striker Matej Vydra. (Daily Mail)Rangers are set to finalise a move for Brighton defender Connor Goldson, 25, within the next 48 hours. (Glasgow Evening Times)last_img read more