The Year 2014 in Review

first_imgHere we are again, at the end of another year. It was just a few months ago when I wrote the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) forecast for the year 2014 and now, I am writing the year in review. Time really does fly doesn’t it? So, what did we achieve in ICT in 2014? A lot happened in Liberia’s ICT sector this year (2014), but what is more important is that Liberians were able to gain better insights and appreciate the sector’s impact on the nation through the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.At the beginning of 2014 I mentioned that the future of ICT in Liberia is closely related to the number of obstacles that we can tackle. Some of these obstacles include our unwillingness to view ICT as a major driver of economic development, the lack of infrastructure, lack of education and skills, but most of all our unwillingness to change. All of what I have mentioned are things that bring about a “digital exclusion” which negatively impacts economic development in the 21st century. But this “digital exclusion” is becoming to be a thing of the past, thanks to mobile technology, open source software and broadband.  Despite it being a tragic and challenging year, 2014 did in fact bring a lot of changes in the ICT sector. The Ebola Virus Disease, it is unfortunate to say, has been a catalyst of this change. But prior to the Ebola Virus Disease, Liberia had already begun making progress in its ICT sector.We started the year with a lot of promising initiatives. There were talks about a Software Engineering Program at the William V.S. Tubman University in Harper, Maryland; improved services were being provided  by telecom operators; schools were talking about technology programs (both standalone and integrated), and even universities were allowing research that would help improve their delivery of education.  There were also changes within the national operator LIBTELCO, with the company getting a new board of directors and a new managing director. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications delivered several new policies and now, it has a Project Management Office as mandated by the National Telecommunications and ICT Policy. The Project Management Office or the PMO is to implement and monitor Liberia’s e-government programs.The Liberia Telecommunications Authority and Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications have made significant progress with Digital Migration. Digital migration refers to the switch from an analogue broadcasting system to a digital broadcasting system. It has come about because of the developments in the broadcasting industry, which include change in design of televisions from the box-like tube TVs to the thin-panel ones we see today. One such key development in this decade is the shifting from analogue type television broadcasting to digital broadcasting.  Digital broadcasting will improve the consumers’ TV experience in terms of better sound and picture quality. It will also free up space in the frequency spectrum that can be used to provide more TV channels and others ICT services.While we continued to make progress earlier in the year, suddenly and unfortunately, the Ebola Virus Disease broke out and turned out to be the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976. To fight the disease, ICT had to play a major role. Mobile Technologies and Open Source Software have been the most dominant components of the ICT response to the Ebola fight.For the most part of my ICT career, I have always advocated the use of Open Source Software in Liberia; not because it’s an area of professional and academic focus, but because I feel it is the best way to bridge the digital chasm that continues to keep us behind in 21st century. Over the years there has been a stiff resistance to a significant and ubiquitous adoption of Open Source Software in Liberia. One of the reasons for this is that many Liberian ICT professionals were schooled in proprietary (Microsoft-based) software hence, the lack of understanding of how open source software works. In addition, there are also myths about open source that also have been the cause of its rejection in Liberia. Yet, there are some open source software that are in use in Liberia that Liberians are not cognizant of. The Mozilla Firefox browser we use is open source; the phones that are used around here are built mostly on Java platforms and Java is open source.The fact is, open source software enhances innovation and can enable a resource-challenged organization or nation sustain its ICT infrastructure and platform at a lower cost than, proprietary software. So when the outbreak happened and there was a blitzkrieg of Open Source Software solutions from the international community, I was not surprised. The open source option is the cheaper and more sustainable solution for a “resource-challenged” nation like Liberia. In finding the cheapest, fastest and most efficient ways to track the Ebola virus and disseminate information among health workers, international organizations, and the Liberian public, a plethora of open source software was deployed. These include DHIS 2, FormHub, RapidPro,  mHero,  iHRIS, Epi Info, Epi Info VHS, EpiCollect, HeathMap, etc.In addition to the open source software that the international community made available for the fight against the virus, Liberian ICT professionals developed an incident response software to help in the fight against the virus. IRAMP, as it is called was developed by a consortium of Liberia ICT firms. Apart from IRAMP, there were several other initiatives from local ICT firms in the Ebola response. The StopEbolaLiberia.Org web portal developed by a group of Liberia volunteers is another initiative that aims at providing a one-stop shop for information on the Ebola Virus Disease.  There were many other developments in the ICT sector in 2014. I know I have omitted or neglected to mention quite a few, but this was not intentional. Hopefully, as time goes on, they will be mentioned in future articles. But for now, we can say we have made great strides in the sector. Our focus on open source software should enable us achieve a lot in terms of software and systems development. We look to the year 2015 for this and many other good things as we strive to improve our ICT sector.Until next week, Carpe diem!!!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘EU Remains Committed to Supporting CSOs’

first_imgEU Liberia’s Chargé d’Affaires, Goldaratz and Assistant Minister Kolubah at the launch the project.— Says EU Chargé d’Affaires; launches Euros 4M SEAL project  Chargé d’Affaires of the European Union (EU) in Liberia, Juan Antonio Frutos Goldaratz, has assured the Liberian government and partners of EU’s commitment to strengthen and support civil society organizations (CSOs).Goldaratz underscored the importance of the CSOs, which he said are critical actors in any democratic governance process and, therefore, should hold stakeholders accountable to properly address the needs of the citizens.According to Goldaratz, EU considers CSOs as an essential partner, and will ensure that their voices are heard in partnership with other institutions, including political and human rights dialogues, and in development cooperation.He made these remarks on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the launch of a four-year EU funded project, entitled, “Supporting  Effective Advocacy in Liberia” (SEAL). The project was launched in partnership with the Liberian government.The SEAL project will target 11 national CSOs, the National Civil Society Council of Liberia (NCSCL) and 15 other community-based organizations (CBOs).The SEAL project, otherwise known as the Euros 4 million project, will be implemented by Mercy Corps and Kvinna till Kvinna, two not-for profit organizations, leveraging their combined expertise in engagement with civil society, governance and gender.Mercy Corps Country Director, Kwesi Gyeabour and Kvinna Till Kvinna Country Director, Mari Paz OrtegaGoldaratz said that in 2017, the EU and the Liberian government launched an EU roadmap and action plan for engagement with CSOs in the country. The SEAL project is part of the roadmap, and it is financed from the 11th European Development Fund.The Assistant Minister for Development Planning, Benedict Kolubah, who spoke on behalf of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, gave the support and commitment of the Liberian government to the SEAL project.Participants after the launch of the SEAL project funded by EU, to be implemented by Mercy Corps and KTK.The SEAL Project, Kolubah said, aligns with key objectives and pillars of the Government of Liberia’s Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).Earlier, SEAL Acting Project Manager, Emmanuel Aziebor, said the objective of the project is to strengthen CSOs to contribute to inclusive wealth creation for a more equal and transparent society in support of the Government of Liberia’s PAPD.“The project will provide technical and financial inputs at key moments of selected CSOs’ organizational development, while supporting gender mainstreaming in their operations,” Aziebor added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Commentary: First step to China is in Carson

first_img“We’ve got players who are in MLS, we’ve got players who are overseas,” Bradley said. “The ability to get players in is a challenge.” Which is partly why Bradley has called in five players who also are on the U-20 team that will play in the World Cup for that age group this summer in Canada, one who trained with the full national team before the Mexico game and four who are still in college. Players on hand include former UCLA standouts Chad Barrett and Patrick Ianni, defender Nathan Sturgis and midfielder Quavas Kirk of the Galaxy and Chivas USA’s Sacha Kljestan, who was in the national team camp. Missing are most overseas players including Rolling Hills Estates’ Robbie Rogers and Michael Bradley (Bob’s son), who play club soccer in Holland, and others who will remain with their MLS teams including Real Salt Lake’s Freddy Adu and the Columbus Crew’s Danny Szetela. Further complicating matters is that the 16-team Olympic tournament is actually more difficult to qualify for than the 32-team World Cup. Last time out the U.S. was not one of the two teams to emerge from an eight-team regional qualifying tournament to reach Athens. Despite the presence of current national team regulars Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and Bobby Convey, the U.S. Fell, 4-0, to Mexico in the semifinals before a crowd of 60,000 in Guadalajara. “The competition to get into the Olympics is intense,” Bradley said. “It will come down again to a semifinal game.” Given the crush of fixtures this year including two major tournaments for the full national team and the U-20 World Cup, it’s unclear just how much time Bradley will have with the U-23 team. Which means this six-day camp takes on added importance even with Olympic qualifying more than a year away. “There’s a little bit more pressure to perform,” said Sturgis when asked to compare his U-23 experience with that of the U-20 team. “There’s a little bit more competition to make the team.” It’s a new year, with new players and a new coach (unlike the “interim” tag Bradley has with the senior team he’s taken over on a permanent basis from the late Glenn “Mooch” Myernick) trying out new roles. “I think we’ll have a good team,” Kljestan said. “I’m trying to be more of a leader here.” The U.S. team will scrimmage against Chivas USA on Thursday at 10 a.m. At Home Depot Center before leaving for a two-game tour of Japan. Corner kicks Somewhat surprisingly, two players out of more than 800 who tried out for the Galaxy over the weekend impressed coaches enough to win a week-long tryout with the team. Making the cut were midfielder Laurent Merlin, 22, who played with several pro teams in his native France and 24-year-old midfielder Rui Fortes, a native of Portugal who most recently played with the minor league Rhode Island Stingrays. Chivas USA hosts its own open tryouts beginning this weekend in Bell Gardens. The 2,000 available slots were filled in fewer than eight hours with another 4,000 on a waiting list. The candidates from 41 states and 12 nations will be culled to one player over four consecutive weekends. The winner gets a two-week contract. Team officials said Chivas USA will sign Seattle Sounders striker Maykel Galindo this week. Galindo defected while playing with the Cuban national team at the 2005 Gold Cup. The 26-year-old notched four goals last season with the Sounders 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The road to the 2008 Olympics in China has begun in Carson. Fresh off the U.S. Men’s National Team victory over Mexico last week, coach Bob Bradley opened a 23-player camp Saturday at Home Depot Center for would-be Olympians. center_img With most nations placing more importance these days on their Under-21 teams, the age restricted Olympic soccer tournament – players must be under the age of 23 with the exception of a trio of optional overage players – is something of an anachronism. This is the first U-23 camp in Carson since January 2004 and the first time the U.S. team has been together in any form since the last qualifying tournament in February 2004. last_img read more

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Bruins cop share of Pac-10 title

first_imgNo. 4 UCLA completed its first perfect home season since 1974-75 by soundly beating Stanford 75-61 at Pauley Pavilion, clinching at least a share of the Pacific-10 Conference title. But it seemed that hardly any Bruins were interested in that. His 3-pointer to begin the second half pushed UCLA’s lead to 39-33, and the party-type atmosphere continued throughout. On everyone’s mind after the Bruins extended their lead to 50-40 on Luc Richard Mbah a Moute’s dunk wasn’t a 16-0 home mark or the program’s 29th conference title, but whether this was Afflalo’s last game at Pauley Pavilion. As he’s done throughout the season, Afflalo deflected the NBA talk. “I’ve had a fun time here, but I’m just happy to be in the moment right now and competing for this Pac-10 championship,” Afflalo said. “I haven’t thought too much about (leaving for the NBA). That’s something we’ll answer in due time. I’m just enjoying the time now.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We don’t play to win co-championships,” Bruins wing Josh Shipp said. “We play to win it outright. This wasn’t about being co-champion. We don’t really care about that. We want to win the championship.” The Bruins (25-3, 14-2 Pac-10) can win the conference title outright for the second straight season by winning Thursday at second-place Washington State or Saturday at Washington. UCLA is close to securing the No. 1 seed in next month’s Pac-10 Tournament, but the Bruins’ focus isn’t on getting a prime seed at Staples Center. Instead, they continue to look toward earning a top seed in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament, and a path to the Final Four that would go through Sacramento and SanJose. “We’ve still got two (regular-season) games left, and those could affect us for the seeding,” Bruins point guard Darren Collison said. “We’re looking more towards the future.” Afflalo led the Bruins with 20points, making 4 of 7 shots from 3-point range and scoring like he always does, without the spectacular moves and within the flow of the offense. center_img LOS ANGELES – UCLA introduced its 1967 championship team for an anniversary salute, the Bruins’ student section serenaded junior guard Arron Afflalo with chants pleading for “one more year,” and Stanford completed a festive afternoon Saturday by offering little resistance. Overlooked in the ovations for past and current UCLA stars was an achievement few of the Bruins cared about. last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS U14 HURLERS DEFEATED IN LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA NotesWith the summer holidays just around the corner we are pleased to announce that Letterkenny Gaels will be holding summer camps in Hurling, Camogie & Football. The Hurling camp runs from the 7th-11th of July, Camogie from the 16th-18th of July while the Football Cul Camp is on from 28th July to the 1st of August. For more information contact, 085 1743228 for Hurling, 086 8163605 for Camogie & 086 7325955 for Football.The U-14 Hurlers made their exit at the Semi-final stage of the league last week at home to Setanta.Next up for the lads is a Championship game at home to Carndonagh on the 5th of June.Well done to Oisin Cannon and the County Minor footballers on their win against Derry at the weekend. It was also great to see another Gaels player, Aaron Bradley, involved with the London GAA Senior team in the Connaught Championship against Galway. Our Seniors and Reserves are away this weekend to Convoy. See Facebook for throw in times. Training continues at PaircnanGael every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. New players always welcome.The U-14 lads played Kilcarin the Division 2 All County league final at TirConail Park last Friday. Unfortunately, after leading for most of the game they were beaten in the end by 2 points. Final score 4-08 to 3-09. On a more positive note they are going well in the Championship and had a good win over St. Marys last week.Jim Farrell is currently co-ordinating the Cash for Clobber fundraiser. This is a great way of raising much needed funds for the club and also helps unclutter your wardrobes. Contact Jim at 086 0566893 to arrange your bag or give the clothes directly to any club member.U-6, U-8 & U10 Football continues every Sunday morning at 11am at PaircnanGael.We are currently looking for girls aged 9-12 to join our U-12 Gaelic football squad. Training on Wednesday evening from 6.30-7.30. Contact Jim Farrell on 086 0566893 for more details.Camogie training continues every Tuesday evening at PaircnanGael from 6-7pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd& 4th class. 5th, 6th class & Secondary school on Monday evening 6-7.30pm at PaircnanGael. Contact 086 8163605 for information.New players welcome.Thenumbers in our club lotto have increased to 28. Any members of Friends of the Gaels wishing to change their weekly numbers should contact John McDermott or Sharon Harnet. The U-16 training continues at PaircnanGael every Wednesday & Friday at 5.30pm..Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues at the pitch every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. Hurleys and helmets provided for training.Club members wishing to avail of Club Donegal should contact Jim on 0862271435. Membership includes free admission to all Club League & Championship games in the county for 2014.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, www.letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie , Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS U14 HURLERS DEFEATED IN LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL was last modified: May 27th, 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: TIR CHONAILL AC ATHLETES PERFORM WELL IN DONEGAL TOWN

first_imgTir Chonaill AC Open T&F Champs:The Club had a very enjoyable day at a very well run and organised Tir Chonaill AC open meet in Donegal town yesterday. A total of 11 athletes competed putting there track and field training to the test in the first of the Club’s outdoor competitions with the athletes giving very impressive performances. Thanks to the parents and coaches who helped out on the day.  Some pictures on the Tir chonaill A.C facebook site.Lara Doherty: Gweedore had a fantastic run in the u16 Girls 800m where she proved that she is well able to hold her own against older athletes and later demonstrated her versatility competing in the longjump.Brian Sharkey: had a strong run in the u12 600m and also picked up a medal in the shotput.Tomas Marry :had some big throws in the U18 shot as he targets the up and coming schools championships. Patrick Marry :showed his class winning the highjump and also competed in the sprint and long jump.Riana McBride :picked up golds in the womens u18 Highjump where she continues to improve and also the longjump.Aoife McGee: was among the medal winners in the u12 60m and jumped very well in the longjump.Emma Brown :did well in the hurdles, a new event for her and gained good experience in the sprint and longjump.Mia McDevitt :was very impressive in the highjump setting a new pb and had a good longjump.Joe Sharkey: picked up medals in the highjump, hurdles and picked up a pb in the longjump.Emilly Croke :easily win the girls shot setting herself up well for the coming season.Lea  McGarvey: showed nice form in the longjump with a few solid jumps and did well in the highjump and sprints.Track & Field Training.A reminder to all Club athletes, the Club’s track & field season is only a few weeks away and athletes should make a special effort to attend all training sessions.Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday 6-7pm at theTrack Carrickfinn for ages 7 – 19yrs and Sunday 10am for u13yrs and older.  Fee €2 bring water.Donegal Secondary school results.Well done to our club athletes who competed in the Donegal secondary Schools competition in Lifford today. 4 seasons in one day as conditions were unfavourable however this did not hinder their performances . The Marry brothers, Tomas and Patrick performed well showing their talents over a number of events. Emma Nic A Bhreithiun showed fine performer to pocket 2 golds in the first year Girls 100 m and 200m , Leah Nic Ghairbhigh was second in the first year girls 200 m , Joe O Searcaigh was the gold medal winner in the first year boys 200m . Riona Nic Giolla Bhride jumped well to earn her gold in the third year Girls high jump . Senior girls events were dominated by Fodhla Nic Phaidin showing fine form in the 100 m and  Ailbhe Ni Dhonaill winning the 400m . Eamonn O Gallchoir was second in the second year boys shot putt and Maedhbh Nic Giolla Bhride battled well to earn second in the senior girls 800 m . Three of the relay teams won gold medals and many of our athletes were members of these teams …well done to all our athletes .Northwest 10kWell done to the large number of athletes who turned out on Sunday to the north west 10k. Some very impressive times on the day.Lifford/Straban Open Meet: Well done to our senior and masters athletes that competed in the Lifford/Starban open T& F meet in Lifford on Monday.  Big Joe Joyce claimed victory in his category of the mens shotput with a great throw of 8.67m. Donal Walsh competing for the first time on the track, registered some great times in the 200m & 400m. Elise Gillespie win the ladies javelin and had a strong run in the womens 800m. Fodhla McFadden securedv victory in the senior womens triplejump with a good jump of 10.57m.  Aidan Gillespie win the mens longjump jumping over 6m. These athletes will now be targeting the Donegal Champ’s at the end of the month.ATHLETICS: TIR CHONAILL AC ATHLETES PERFORM WELL IN DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: May 3rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsSportTIR CHONAILL AClast_img read more

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West Ham man set for Nottingham Forest as Pellegrini freezes him out of plans

first_img ALTERED crackers How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Byram has barely featured since his move to West Ham from Elland Road Byram was one of the hottest young prospects in English football when he joined West Ham from Leeds in January 2016, but has made just 36 appearances in all competitions since.According to the Sun, he will now return to the Championship with Forest after Pellegrini signed Fulham’s Ryan Fredericks, further blocking Byram’s progress.Forest boss Aitor Karanka is said to be desperate for a player to solve his right-back problems, and a loan would not eat into his transfer budget for other potential targets. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? smart causal LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP ON TALKSPORT.COM How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Sam Byram will spend the 2018/19 season on loan at Nottingham Forest after being frozen out by new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, according to reports.The 24-year-old right-back made just five Premier League appearances last season and was told by the Hammers’ new Chilean manager that he would be a fringe player again if he stayed. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more gameday Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics NEW ERA 1 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener who plays? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes highlights possible standings possible xi Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade predicted How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtureslast_img read more

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How many minutes Englishmen played for every Premier League club at the weekend

first_img 7 Most Popular Premier League Stories Unfortunately, some English stars aren’t getting much game time, leading to the likes of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson heading abroad for more minutes.Some Premier League sides are happy to give Gareth Southgate’s men a go, but others seem less inclined.So, which top-flight team gave English players the most time on the pitch this weekend? Find out below. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Midfielder Harry Winks played the whole match against West Ham. 7 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update After England’s success at World Cup 2018, there is suddenly a buzz around international football.This continued as the Three Lions beat Spain 3-2 in the UEFA Nations League last week. Adam Lallana managed 69 minutes against Huddersfield. Will Hughes played the full 90 minutes for the Hornets. 7 5. Cardiff City had five players play a combined total of 360 minutes4. Liverpool had five players play a combined total of 371 minutes SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 17. Manchester City had two players play a combined total of 105 minutes16. Huddersfield Town had two players play a combined total of 179 minutes14= Newcastle United had two players play a combined total of 180 minutes14= Wolverhampton Wanderers had two players play a combined total of 180 minutes13. Watford had four players play a combined total of 203 minutes Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 3. Bournemouth had eight Englishmen play a combined total of 499 minutes2. Southampton had six players play a combined total of 517 minutes1. Burnley had eight players play a combined total of 630 minutes latest tense Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored for the Toffees having been an 82nd minute substitute. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? predicted center_img How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 8. Brighton and Hove Albion had four players play a combined total of 286 minutes7. Manchester United had four players play a combined total of 355 minutes6. Tottenham Hotspur had four players play a combined total of 356 minutes TOP WORK Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 7 7 revealed 12. West Ham United had four players play a combined total of 230 minutes11. Fulham had four players play a combined total of 270 minutes10. Crystal Palace had four players play a combined total of 271 minutes9. Everton had five players play a combined total of 278 minutes Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Ross Barkley was only on the pitch for 21 minutes but made a big impact. 18. Chelsea had one player play a combined total of 21 minutes 7 changes Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow gameday cracker whoops 7 James Tarkowski played all 90 minutes in the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City.last_img read more

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Ison Leads Men’s Golf In Opening Round at Loyola Intercollegiate

first_imgStory Links The Bulldogs are tied for 14th-place with host Loyola (Md.) through 18 holes with a score of 293. “Today wasn’t our best day and it was obvious all of the guys were rusty one way or another. It was good to see that we scored better on our second nine,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. First Round Results Junior Drew Ison led the team on the first day by firing a one-under par 71 and is tied for 22nd-place. Sophomore Tommi Avant shot a 73, while Matt Lavery is a stroke behind Avant with a 74. Sophomore Jack Kennedy carded a 75 and Arjun Reddy rounded out the team’s effort shooting a 79. GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Drake University men’s golf team opened the 2017 season on Saturday at the Loyola Intercollegiate in Goodyear Ariz. Freshman Chase Wicklund, who played as an individual, shot an even par 72 in the first round. “We had a productive practice session after our round and the guys are upbeat and are excited to get back out and compete in the morning,” said Lewis.The Bulldogs will play the second round of the Loyola Intercollegiate on Sunday with a shotgun start set for 7:45 a.m. MST. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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ROADS WARNING AFTER TREE FALLS AND HEAVY RAIN

first_imgGARDAÍ are warning motorists to take extra care again in the roads today after high winds and heavy rain affected Donegal roads.A tree has been felled on the Letterekenny/Ramelton Road close to Moorfield.This has caused some traffic delays. But there is also widespread surface water problems on many roads.“This is causing some difficulties for motorists,” said a Garda spokesman.“On rural roads in particular motorists should be aware that there may be a fallen tree or flooding around that next corner and should slow down.”Heavy showers will continue today, though these will die out later.  ROADS WARNING AFTER TREE FALLS AND HEAVY RAIN was last modified: February 3rd, 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:rainroads warningtreesweatherlast_img read more

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