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first_imgSierra Leone and Liberia are expected to hold talks on curbing the deadly Ebola Virus threatening the Mano River Region, Sierra Leone authorities have confirmed.The region is faced with an outbreak of the dangerous virus that has killed dozens of people in Guinea while four are confirmed dead in Liberia from “a suspected viral hemorrhagic fever.”According to Edward Lebbie, a senior health officer assigned at the Liberia/Sierra Leone Bo-Waterside border post, reports surrounding the virus have scared many travelers from using said border point.”We have not received any case related to Ebola, but we are very concerned about instituting collective measures in curbing the virus and protecting our people. Based on the urgency of the matter, we will hold a major meeting on Thursday, March 27, with health authorities from both countries,” Mr. Lebbie disclosed.The meeting is expected to be held on the Liberian side of the border with several medical practitioners in attendance. According to sources, several high profile officials from Sierra Leone will participate, although it is unclear whether Liberia will send the same calibre of representatives.In a brief chat with this publication, Liberia’s medical officer assigned at the border, Mrs. Kebbeh Morris, expressed concern over news of the outbreak and advised commuters to be careful while traveling in these areas. She declined to give details on the latest action by her government in addressing the problem, but maintained that plans are underway to address said critical matter.Issues expected to top the agenda include, “Increasing the number of medical officers at both points of entry and creating more awareness and developing a quick impact program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPresident Macron at TEF Interactive Session with the alumni in NigeriaPresident Emmanuel Macron of France, who visited Nigeria recently, interacted with more than 2,000 entrepreneurs and alumni of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) from Africa.According to a statement from the United Bank for Africa (UBA) office in Liberia, the historic session provides a platform where participants networked and forged partnerships with French and African business leaders as well as policymakers who attended the event.The historic session highlighted Macron’s visit to the country and was chaired by UBA chairman and founder of TEF, Mr. Tony Elumelu. It gave African entrepreneurs a platform to closely engage with President Macron, and garner ideas from his wealth of experience as one of the youngest Heads of State in recent times.Mr. Elumelu said the collaboration between the French President and TEF is a result of President Macron’s acknowledgement that African entrepreneurs remain the key to Africa’s economic transformation, and his desire to connect with and elevate the voices of future leaders.“We welcome President Macron of France to meet our entrepreneurs, over 2,000 of them from across Africa,” Elumelu said. “Macron is a new kind of leader. He brings the discipline of the private sector and understands the social obligations of the state. He speaks to Africa as a strategic partner and most importantly, he is a champion of entrepreneurship.“It is a pleasure to introduce him to our Africa; the Africa of innovation, determination and opportunity. We share a somewhat similar background with the French president being a banker, who became a visionary, and is bringing a new mindset to politics and business,” Elumelu said.The event, held on Wednesday, July 4, granted the French president the opportunity to interact, one on one, with Africa’s young entrepreneurs and explore partnership possibilities.“I, alongside President Macron, will engage with these entrepreneurs in an interactive session, where we will discuss challenges of business in the private sector and solutions to create more benefits for the success of entrepreneurship. It promises to be an inspirational session,” Elumelu added.Macron spoke at a vibrant, no-holds barred interactive session, in front of nearly 2,000 alumni of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, who sought advice from the youthful President on how to grow their businesses, reach European markets amidst rising nationalism and emerging trade wars and the secrets of his political success.Macron’s experience as an outsider, who transformed French politics and spoke directly to and not at the audience, electrified the room.“To young African entrepreneurs: never listen to people who are telling you to wait,” Macron said. “If you believe in your projects: just do it. Our role is to help the new generation to seize opportunities and rise to the challenge. This is what underpins a new, balanced relationship. The French President recognizes the critical importance of African entrepreneurs to sustainable economic development on the continent – he knows the African narrative is changing and will change. His voice is refreshing and welcome,” he said. “We want France and the rest of the world to realize that Africa is a continent of opportunities.”Established in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is the leading philanthropy in Africa, championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the continent. The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent. The Foundation’s flagship initiative, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train mentors and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Lukas Podolski 1 Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is in advanced talks with Inter Milan over a move in January, according to reports in Italy.The Gunners forward has been tracked by the Italian giants for some time and Roberto Mancini is close to tying up a deal to sign the German international on loan.Serie A duo Juventus and Roma have also been linked with the 29-year-old hitman, but it appears Inter have won the race for his signature.Podolski has made 13 appearances in all competitions this term and netted twice in the Champions League, however he has rarely been Arsene Wenger’s first-choice striker since signing for Arsenal from FC Koln in 2012.According to the Corriere dello Sport, Podolski has already agreed personal terms with the Nerazzurri and the deal will include the option to make the transfer permanent next summer – given the fact the German will then have only oneyear left to run on his contract with the north London side.last_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL are on their way home tonight with the Anglo-Celt after winning the Ulster Championship against Derry today – with the players praising Donegal manager Jim McGuinness for securing the first Ulster title for the county in 19 years.Donegal won the game by six points – 1-11 to 0-8.And tonight the star players were united in their view as to why Donegal did win….manager Jim McGuinness. The brilliant Colm McFadden –’s Man of the Match – said: “Jim told us at half-time to go out and work hard for us. We were delighted that we were able to push on in the second half.”Smiling from ear to ear, McFadden beamed: “This means a lot to us. We have had a lot of disappointment and you think you’ll never win an Ulster medal and today we got it. I’m delighted. I don’t think words can describe how we feel.”Captain fantastic Michael Murphy enthused: “It’s an amazing day for all of us. We have worked hard and we have worked hard for Jim and all of the management team.”Mark McHugh said: “This man (Jim) deserves great credit. From January we have done some amount of work. We showed in the second half what we are capable of and we have some way to go yet. We all work off the same hymn sheet and it paid off for us today. “We had a good defensive structure. The goal came at the right time.”And Michael Hegarty insisted: We wouldn’t have done it without Jim McGuiness. We have a bit of a break now and we can re-group and go on.”The Donegal player was also praiseworthy of Derry – and expressed the hope they can also move forward.“Hopefully Derry will progress because they are a great footballing team,” said Hegarty.The man of the moment – manager Jim – was beaming afterwards. Jim McGuiness said: “It is phenomenal. The scenes here were superb. I feel privileged to be part of this group. They are very hard working. They deserve to get their Ulster medal and they will have that forever more.“The players deserve this. Kevin Cassidy was immense today; huge credit to all team.“It means everything to me to win an Ulster championsip. I always liked playing in the championship and always felt as a player that we didn’t win enough. I’m getting a huge kick out of it now as a manager.”The dedication of this Donegal side has been incredible since January. They have ridden the knocks – and those who would knock themAnd tomorrow morning they will be out training on the beach….getting ready for the All-Ireland phase….the whole county will be right behind them.You can read how it happnened here: scorers: M Murphy 1-02 (1-00 pen), C McFadden 0-04 (2f), M Hegarty, A Thompson 0-02 each, R Bradley 0-01.Derry scorers: J Kielt 0-04 (2f), C Kielt 0-02, C Gilligan (f), M Donaghy 0-01 each.Donegal: P Durcan, F McGlynn, N McGee, P McGrath, A Thompson, K Lacey, K Cassidy, R Kavanagh, N Gallagher, M McHugh, M Hegarty, R Bradley, P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden.Subs: M McElhinney for Kavanagh (32), D Molloy for McBrearty (52), D Walsh for Bradley (58), G O’Kane for B McGoldrick (61), PJ McCloskey for Muldoon (61)Derry: D Devlin, SL McGoldrick, K McGuckin, D McBride, C Mullan, C Kielt, B McGoldrick, J Diver, M Friel, M Lynch, C O’Boyle, M Bateson, E Muldoon, J Kielt, C Gilligan.Subs: M Donaghy for Bateson (27), K McCloy for Mullan (46), E McGuckin for GilliganReferee: M Deegan (Laois).DONEGAL ULSTER CHAMPIONS: PLAYERS HAIL MAESTRO McGUINNESS was last modified: July 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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 ULSTER SFC CHAMPIONSDonegal v Derrylast_img read more Division 1Sat, 18 JunSt Michael’s 0-11 v 0-10 Kilcar Sun, 19 JunNaomh Conail 3-18 v 0-04 Gaoth DobhairSt Eunan’s 0-9 v 2-08 GlenswillyTermon 1-18 v 1-14 Dungloe Ardara 3-07 v 3-11 Division 2Sun, 19 JunMilford 1-12 v 1-10 Sean Mac CumhaillCloughaneely v Naomh Columba St Naul’s v MalinFour Masters 2-17 v 0-04 Division 3Sat, 18 Jun Downings v BurtNaomh Colmcille v UrrisLetterkenny Gaels v Fanad GaelsNaomh Ultan 0-08 v 1-07 BuncranaNaomh Brid 0-16 v 2-11 Aodh Ruadh Division 4Sat, 18 JunPettigo 0-08 v 3-15 Robert EmmetsCarndonagh 0-16 v 2-13 ConvoyALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: June 19th, 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

first_img 3 The 2018 World Cup is in full swing now, with four games played – all of which have been live on talkSPORT.Today, Saturday, there are another four matches, starting with the Group C clash between France and Australia from Kazan. 3 Kante has emerged as one of the world’s finest players since joining Leicester in 2015 Australia: Aaron Mooy enters the World Cup on the back of a fine campaign at the heart of Huddersfield Town’s midfield. The 27-year-old joined the Terriers on a permanent deal last summer following a season on loan from Manchester City, for whom he never represented at professional level. He’s won 34 caps for his country, scoring five goals, including a free-kick on his debut against Guam back in 2012. Despite featuring a handful of times for Australia before the 2015 Asian Cup, he was not selected for the squad which eventually won the tournament on home soil. However, he rose to incredible prominence under Postecoglou towards the end of the year, and has been a key Socceroos performer since then.Confirmed line-ups give you the lowdown of the match ahead of the big kick-offWhat the players are sayingAntoine Griezmann (France): “The time has come for us to set the seal on everything we’ve done in these last four years.”Tim Cahill (Australia) on manager Bert van Marwijk:  “He’s an international coach with a massive calibre and, for us, it’s an absolute pleasure to have someone like him come to our country and help teach us a new style. He has all the tools and elements from the past and he’s experienced. He has been there and lived it and breathed it and he has beat the best. When he walks into the room, he has a presence, but he also has a softness about him that players can relate to.”Key playersFrance: France’s squad is full of brilliant attacking players, but Deschamps has always struggled to get them playing to their best. His job has been helped since N’Golo Kante’s breakthrough at Leicester and his continued world class performances for Chelsea. Kante will sit at the base of France’s midfield and take on the brunt of the defensive work, allowing his midfield partner Paul Pogba the freedom to attack without worrying about leaving space behind him. Kante, 27, has won 22 caps for France since making his debut towards the end of Leicester’s title winning 2015/16 campaign. He was a key player at Euro 2016, and was named PFA Player of the Year and FWA Football of the Year in 2016/17.center_img Where can I stream France v Australia?France v Australia is live to stream on, or you can listen on 1089 or 1053 AM, DAB radio, or through the talkSPORT mobile.Click here for the live stream details 3 The Kazan Arena will host France v Australia The teams are in for #FRAAUS 👀— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 16, 2018last_img read more

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Liverpool star Roberto Firmino in action against Cardiff City. shining REVEALED RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF 1 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury A Reds star moving to the Camp Nou is nothing new with Philippe Coutinho joining the club in a £142million transfer in January and Luis Suarez making the same switch in 2014 for £75million.According to Oddschecker, Firmino’s chances of heading to Barcelona are now 9/2, down from 6/1 when the market originally opened.It would come as a huge blow to Liverpool if they were to lose the hard-working forward who is essential to their impressive attack, which also includes Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY ADVICE REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football Stories REVEALED Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: “The lure of the Spanish league is nothing new, especially among Brazilian players.“Though Firmino seems to be happy playing his football at Anfield at the moment, the same could have been said for the high-profile departures to Barcelona in the past. It’s certainly one to watch over the course of the season.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool could be in for a shock transfer raid as the odds on Roberto Firmino joining Barcelona continue to shorten.LaLiga giants Barca have recently been rumoured to be considering a move for the Brazilian forward and it seems punters reckon a deal could happen too.last_img read more

first_imgFianna Fáil spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the commitment from Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald that a stand-alone Referendum on Children’s Rights will be held this year.Deputy McConalogue said: “It is a relief that Minister Fitzgerald has finally made a clear commitment that there will be a stand-alone Referendum on Children’s Rights in 2012.  There has been considerable disappointment at her Government’s failure to deliver on their election promise to hold the Referendum last year.“It is important that this is a stand-alone ballot to ensure that it gets the focus and attention it deserves.  We saw last October how the Government failed dismally in communicating to the public the issues involved in the two Referendums that were held alongside the Presidential election.  The issue of enshrining the rights of the child in our Constitution is far too important to fall victim to a similar lapse in focus and failure of communication. “It is essential that the Government devotes the time and energy necessary to make this important Constitutional change a reality. Children in this country have waited long enough for this.  The Minister must now consult closely with opposition parties and the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children to ensure that all-party consensus can be achieved on the referendum.“I am also calling on Minister Fitzgerald to consider putting the Referendum in two questions dealing separately with the Constitutional changes needed to remove the barriers to adoption for children of married parents, and the changes needed to enhance the voice of the child in the Constitution. This will ensure that the issues at stake are clearly communicated to the electorate.”Deputy McConalogue added: “I welcome Minister Fitzgerald’s comments today and I intend to hold her to her promise that the Referendum will be held on its own this year.”  McCONALOGUE WELCOMES CHILDREN’S RIGHTS REFERENDUM was last modified: February 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:children’s rights referendumdeputy charlie mccolast_img read more

first_imgJiving LessonsJiving lessons for beginners will be commencing in St. Patrick’s hall on Mon night 23rd Sept at 9 pm. Everyone welcome.Drumkeen Youth Club The youth club will be up and running again very soon. All members must be 12 or over on Sept 01st 2013. Registration forms are available on our Facebook page, just click on the link, complete the form and click submit. Membership is only €20 per person or €30 per family, payable on the first night. We are taking part in the Airtricity sponsored walk on Sat 28th Sept and are looking for volunteers to walk on our behalf, text your name to 086 4083625 if you can help us out. No sponsorship needed.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 11th Sept 03, 17, 20. 24. No jackpot, 2 winners €50 each. Anthony Deasley, Drumkeen. Inishowen SF. Next weeks jackpot €1,500. Go raibh maith agat.Parish Hall Anyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NoteAnyone wishing to have material included for next week. Please Email: or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) Please note the new deadline.  DD LOCAL – EVERYONE TO GET JIVING IN DRUMKEEN was last modified: September 15th, 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:Drumkeen Community noteslast_img read more

first_imgRevelers flocked to Marble Hill for the annual New Year’s Day swim. There were even a few of Santa’s helpers still hanging around ready for a dip.All pictures by kind courtesy of Tony Nee.  WAVES OF FUN AT MARBLE HILL NEW YEAR SWIM – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: January 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Marble Hill New Years Day SwimTony Neelast_img