Young footballer seeks prosthetic leg

first_imgOutstanding Holy Trinity High School footballer Jordan Foote, who last Thursday had his leg amputated due to life-threatening bone cancer, is thankful to be alive, but his coach says he will need counselling to overcome the loss.”He needs some professional help with counselling,” his coach Devon Anderson said as the former schoolboy football star begins to cope with life as an amputee.The coach, who admits he has been a driving force and like a father to the cancer-stricken player, is hoping to receive assistance with a prosthetic leg for his charge.His leg was amputated five inches above the knee during surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies last Thursday.get assistance”We would like a prosthetic leg for him. I have been doing some research and for someone to come from Cuba to put it (prosthetic) on it will cost about $1.4 million. We would really like to put it out there so he can get assistance,” Anderson told The Gleaner yesterday.He added that Foote is now recovering at home, and it will take four to six months before his leg heals.Organisations such as schoolboy football sponsor FLOW, the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association and the Premier League Clubs Association had assisted the player with his recent surgery and Anderson is hoping the same generosity can come to his rescue again.”He puts the best outside and puts on a brave face when he sees people, but deep down the loss is very hard to take,” Anderson stressed.Eighteen-year-old Foote made a name for himself as a Holy Trinity player last year in the FLOW Super Cup competition. They were surprise finalists and were beaten in the championship match by Jamaica College.last_img read more

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For ‘Vandalizing’ MNG-Gold Facilities, Police Charge 67

first_imgPolice have processed some of the suspected looters to forward them to court.Police in Gbarnga, Bong County, have formally charged 67 persons with multiple crimes for allegedly vandalizing and looting MNG-Gold facilities in the aftermath of a vehicle accident that resulted in the death of four persons in Sayeweh Town, Kokoyah Statutory District.On Monday, November 5, a vehicle belonging to a Chinese company hired by MNG-Gold was involved in an accident that resulted into the death of four persons near Sayeweh Town, and the vehicle was reportedly burned by angry residents.According to the Commander of the Crime Services Division of the Liberia National Police (LNP) John Kelenso Flomo, the suspects, who include 64 men and three women, were charged with armed robbery, rioting, arson, burglary, criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief, terroristic threat, and theft of property, and have been sent to court after preliminary investigations linked them to the commission of the crimes in the looting and vandalism of the company’s properties.Inspector Flomo told the Daily Observer that two other suspects were also picked up on Monday, November 12, following a careful review of a video footage from a CCTV security camera. They, too, are being investigated by the police.“On Tuesday, November 6, police initially nabbed 55 persons, based on careful review of video footage from CCTV security cameras, and as long as investigation in the vandalism of the company’s facilities last, we will continue to arrest people suspected of taking part in the riot for questioning,” Flomo said.The gold rich community, located in Kokoyah Statutory District, in Bong County, hosts the largest mining installation of the MNG Gold.The Turkish Mining firm took over from the American-Liberian Mining Company (AmLib) in 2013, and began mining gold in the area in August 2015, after acquiring a permit from the government.Under the Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) signed between AmLib and the Liberian government in 2005, the company is required to pay US$12,000 to the residents as social benefits and ensure that their lives are protected from chemical exposure.Speaking to the Daily Observer via mobile phone, the company’s Community Relations Manager, Benedict Sayeh, said that  it will take the company months to reopen due to the extent of the damage it suffered at the hands of the suspects, noting, “millions of United States Dollars worth of properties were destroyed in a short space of time; so to reopen, it will take us months; how many months I don’t know.”Mr. Sayeh named some of the damaged facilities as the main office, the gold processing plant and a high school that the company constructed for use by the residents’ school-going children.“Our worry right now is that a deadly chemical that is often used to process the gold was made away with by the looters; that chemical is so poisonous that it would take away the life of any creature in an instant,” Mr. Sayeh said.Many of the residents, who spoke to this newspaper, said they regretted the incident, noting that the prolonged closure of the company will put hundreds of locals out of job.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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Off-duty officer injured in head-on collision

first_imgThe collision occurred about 3:45a.m. on Sierra Highway near Acton Canyon Road, said Gary Wise, a dispatcher for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Sierra Highway was closed for more than an hour as the Highway Patrol investigated. An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was injured in Acton early Wednesday during a head-on collision with a vehicle driven by a man suspected of being drunk, authorities said. LAPD Officer Amanda Chapin, 38, underwent surgery for leg fractures, department spokeswoman Officer Karen Smith said. Chapin, a nine-year LAPD veteran, works out of the Devonshire station. Cesar Octavio Contreras, 29, of Lancaster was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries before being booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, Smith said. 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

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Election endorsements

first_imgHermosa Beach City Council: Michael DiVirgilio Peter Tucker Measure H – Update of city’s tax on telecommunications and cable television services – Yes AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Hawthorne City Council: Daniel Juarez Lomita City Council: Mark Waronek Don Suminaga Rancho Palos Verdes City Council: Tom Long Douglas Stern Steve Wolowicz Measure C – Would shorten the duration of the the city’s storm drain user fee from 30 years to 10 years and create a resident oversight committee – Yes Measure D – Would repeal the storm drain user fee – No Centinela school board Area 3: Sandra Castillo Suarez : Gloria Ramos-Jaime El Segundo school board: Area 4 Tammy Tagami Reeves Lisa Wilkin Hawthorne school board Cristina Chiappe Eugene Krank Hermosa school board: Lisa Claypoole Barbara Zondiros Lennox school board: Mary Davis Angela Fajardo Manhattan Beach school board: William Fournell Amy Howorth Palos Verdes Peninsula school board: Dora de la Rosa Larry Vanden Bos Torrance school board: Don Lee Terry Ragins 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

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Arsenal signing Jamie Vardy would be Arsene Wenger’s Robin van Persie moment

first_img 3 This could be Arsene Wenger’s final season at Arsenal 3 On August 17, 2012, Sir Alex Ferguson made a statement to the rest of the Premier League by signing Arsenal striker and reigning Footballer of the Year Robin van Persie.That statement was that he was going to win the Premier League title one last time, regardless of the cost and detriment to his squad in future years.Was signing a 29-year-old striker for £24m the best thing in the long-term for the club? Probably not, but his 26 goals in that 2012/13 season, which culminated in a sublime hat-trick against Aston Villa to win United’s 20th league title, meant it was worth it. The Van Persie signing was an indulgence for Ferguson, a retirement present to himself, and it looks like Arsene Wenger is about to gift himself a similar present in the form of current Player of the Year Jamie Vardy.The Englishman is pondering joining the Gunners for £20m after a stunning season which saw his 24 goals fire Leicester City to the Premier League title, something that has evaded Wenger since 2004.Like Van Persie was in 2012, Vardy is a 29-year-old striker who has just had the season of his life and is looking for a new challenge and a bumper payday.Vardy is chasing a four-year deal, the same length of contract Van Persie signed for United, although he is not expected to be a key player for any more than half of that, also like the Dutchman.Spending that amount of money for a player of that age surely reflects a short-term approach, so is Wenger preparing for his Arsenal exit?On May 8, 2013 – nearly nine months after Van Persie’s arrival – Ferguson announced his intention to retire as Manchester United manager, having secured his 13th Premier League title. Wenger going for Vardy is a departure from his normal transfer strategy and with growing discontent at his position at the club, this could be the first nod from the Frenchman to his imminent departure.Why else would the notoriously stubborn Wenger relent to what the more outspoken of fans have been demanding and finally look to the present, rather than the future.The blueprint is the same as Ferguson’s and the retirement gift is being wrapped and delivered, but it remains to be seen whether Wenger’s plan will have the same result.Do you think Wenger’s move for Vardy suggests the Frenchman is pondering his own future? Comment below… 3last_img read more

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Women sues attorney over settlement

first_imgSANTA ANA – A woman who settled with an Orange County hospital after a delayed liver transplant sued her former attorney Thursday, alleging that he didn’t tell her about serious problems with the transplant program that could have resulted in a larger sum. The attorney, Lawrence Eisenberg, currently represents 17 people who were on the waiting list for a liver transplant at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, before the program shut down late last year. In the lawsuit, transplant patient Elodie Irvine alleges that Eisenberg learned about a systemic problem at the UCI program while researching her case, but didn’t tell her about his discovery until after she had agreed to settle for $50,000. The suit, filed in Orange County Superior Court, alleges that Eisenberg got her to agree to the amount “through verbal assault, coercion, intimidation and duress” and told her he didn’t have enough money to pursue the case further. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “He had learned through an expert … that the surgeons at UCI were turning down livers in order to do other, more state-of-the-art, lucrative surgeries,” Irvine’s new attorney, Frank O’Kane, said. “That’s the tip of the iceberg. That should tip you off to do further discovery – but he didn’t.” Eisenberg said the lawsuit was an attempt by O’Kane to discredit him so he could attract more clients from the UCI liver transplant scandal. “The allegations have no merit whatsoever. Ms. Irvine authorized the settlement, she agreed to the settlement,” he said. 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

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RORY’S WINNING MATCHES! KILCAR CROWNED DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONS

first_imgKILCAR were crowned Division One Champions today.Rory Gallagher and John McNulty’s team sealed the title last week.St Michael’s were due to play them at Towney today but did not field. So County Chairman Sean Dunnion was there to hand over the Division One trophy to new county manager Rory, John and Kilcar captain Mark McHugh.The Towney men beat Gaoth Dobhair 5-19 to 0-10 last week to seal an historic title win – their first since 1987.RORY’S WINNING MATCHES! KILCAR CROWNED DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONS was last modified: November 1st, 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:ChampionsDivision Onekilcarlast_img read more

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HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN ABUSED BY PAEDO PRIESTS

first_imgHUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS of children were abused by paedophile priests in Raphoe since 1960, an abuse victim has told donegaldaily.com as statistics emerged to substantiate the shocking claim.The startling claim was made as the Raphoe Diocese scrambles to firefight claims of child sexual abuse made in recent days.“There are many many people who can testify to that abuse,” a victim told us. “There has been a lot of nonsense in the past 24 hours about the number of priests and the number of victims. I am a victim and I know of so many others who, like me, have never contacted anyone about these crimes.“The man who abused me won’t be in any report but I can tell you that the day it is published I will be there to ask questions. We’ll see how they like that,” he said.The Garda Detective responsible for exposing the horrific sex abuse in Co Donegal has said the lid is set to explode on the entire affair.Retired Detective Garda Martin Ridge was the cop responsible for bringing notorious paedophile priest Fr Eugene Green to justice. Now the Gortahork-based investigator has accused the church of clouding the water by playing the numbers game.Mr Ridge said the church should stop playing games and simply tell the truth.“This is what they do – they argue about numbers. This is not a numbers game. This is about the hurt and the damage the church has caused for decades.“Nobody will ever know the exact numbers of young people whose lives were ruined by priests.“But the bottom line is that it happened and nobody can deny that now. The church or Bishop Boyce should not be arguing about numbers,” he said. The former detective was reacting to a statement issued by the Bishop of Raphoe, Dr. Philip Boyce that reports about there being hundreds of abuse victims across Co Donegal were “simply not true.His statement reads “I wish to assure the people of the Diocese of Raphoe that this assertion is simply not true. Furthermore it is seriously damaging to the good work of the many trained volunteers who are actively committed to safeguarding children in all of the parishes of the diocese.”However Mr Ridge said he believed the publication of the audit into sex abuse allegations into the Diocese of Raphoe, which is expected in the coming weeks, will indeed be damning.“I obviously do not know exactly what it is in but my interpretation is that the genie is now out of the bottle. “I expect the report to be damning from what I understand and the many people I have spoken to about it,” he said.And he said that people like Derek Mulligan, who helped expose pervert school caretaker Michael Ferry, should be held up as heroes.“Who knows how many ‘Derek Mulligans’ there are out there? We will never know.“Many have committed suicide and others have turned to drink to wipe away the horrific memories they have.“People like Derek Mulligan deserve medals for the bravery they have shown in coming forward and helping to expose the awful things that have happened in Donegal going back decades,” he said.HSE counsellor Tom McGrath said he “would not be surprised” if there were large numbers of abuse victims from the Raphoe Diocese. He said that 1,200 abuse victims had contacted his service in Donegal in the past 10 years and a ‘significant percentage’ were abused by priests.We understand that one in five – 240 – were abused by priests in the Raphoe Diocese.“You have to remember that this audit will go back to 1975 and you are dealing with a lot of people going through the system within that time,” he said.To cope with the expected deluge of phonecalls ahead of the report into child sex abuse, Mr McGrath said the HSE will be setting up extra phonelines.“The feedback from this report will go on for years and years but we do expect an initial impact to our services.“WE will have extra phonelines and extra counselors on hand when we know the exact date the report is being published,” he said.He added that the HSE were also considering linking up with the Rape Crisis Centre to help those abused by priests over the years in Co Donegal.He said the people dealt with by the HSE didn’t include those deal with by the Rape Crisis Centre and other organisations.GPs in Donegal are aware of the HSE National Counselling Service and information leaflets on the NCS are circulated to GPs on a regular basis.  Over 35% of referrals to the NCS come through GPs.  Around 40% of referrals are from the HSE Mental Health Services and the remainder are self referrals and referrals from other agencies.The NCS also sponsors an out of hours telephone counselling line CONNECT which is available from 6pm to 10pm Wednesday to Sunday on 1800 477 477.For further information on the National Counselling Service in Donegal, please call 1800 234 119 between 9.15am and 5.15pm.If you have been abused, speak to a counsellor or make a complaint via a solicitor to your nearest garda station.Donegaldaily.com welcomes all views on this subject. Email us on info@donegaldaily.com.HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN ABUSED BY PAEDO PRIESTS was last modified: August 12th, 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)last_img read more

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Men’s Basketball To Take On Iowa State In Final Hy-Vee Classic

first_img The Drake Univeristy men’s basketball team meets long-time foe Iowa State Saturday, Dec. 15, at Wells Fargo Arena in the final edition of the Hy-Vee Classic. Tipoff between the Bulldogs and Cyclones is set for 3:30 p.m. followed by UNI versus Iowa at 6 p.m. Buy Tickets Saturday’s game is the 175th all-time meeting between the Bulldogs and Cyclones with Iowa State currently enjoying a three-game win streak in the series. Story Links Video Drake Game Notes Senior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) has led the Bulldogs in the last three games by averaging 20.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in that span including back-to-back 23-point games. McGlynn is the lone Bulldog who has faced the Cyclones in a Drake jersey. However, graduate transfer Brady Ellingson (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) has plenty of experience against Cyclones having faced them three times while at Iowa. Additionally, Nick Norton (Bloomington, Ill.) was a member of the 2015 UAB team that defeated Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament. Saturday’s game is the final of three-straight games away from the Knapp Center for the Bulldogs with the team winning the previous two as part of its five-game win streak. Drake enters the contest with a 6-1 record for its best start to a season since 2013-14 and the 13th time the Bulldogs have started a season 6-1 or better. Live Audio Live Stats Both the Bulldogs and Cyclones average more than 80 points per game with Marial Shayok’s 20.0 points per game leading the way for Iowa State. Following the Hy-Vee Classic, the Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center for a pair of contests next week beginning with a Dec. 17 date against SIUE followed by a Dec. 19 game against Rider. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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LIAM ALL SET FOR DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR GALA BALL

first_imgExcitement is building for the Donegal Person of the Year Gala Ball that will take place tomorrow night, Saturday 1st March at the Regency Hotel, Dublin.This year’s popular winner Liam Ó Cuinneagáin will be inaugurated on the night. There has been huge interest from the locality of Glencolmcille & surrounding areas of southwest Donegal and also from many past students situated all over the worLd who previously attended Oideas Gael.Liam has been a true champion of the Irish language throughout his career. Liam spent over twenty years as a primary teacher and school principal in Dublin and has taught Gaeilge to both adults and children. An ever-increasing interest in Ireland’s culture, particularly in North America and in Europe, has made Gleann Cholm Cille, Southwest Donegal, the holiday destination of choice for adult Irish language learners and cultural holiday enthusiasts.This year alone the courses offered will attract people from over 30 different countries with participants from several different nationalities attending each week.Liam said “that students and adult participants come from all over the world including San Francisco, LA, Moscow and all the major US Universities including New York University, Harvard College and University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Our teachers go to those places to teach weekends and weeklong courses. We are teaching a course, at present, in the University of Vienna”.Oideas Gael caters for adults of all ages, beginners and more advanced Irish speakers and all nationalities. The holiday courses focus on spoken Irish for adults and incorporate a structured approach to teaching, presented in a stimulating but relaxed environment, with the result that participants make progress way beyond their expectations. One past student (Audrey Nickel) even quoted how her dream vacation changed from two weeks at Club Med to two weeks at Oideas Gael after she spent some time there during the summer of 2008!Not only has Liam focused on the Irish language in his local community but he has promoted culture, tourism and local traditions.Oideas Gael offers a variety of activities over the summer including Hill-walking (including a hike on Sliabh a’Liag), Archaeology, Marine Painting, Landscape & Environment, Digital photography, Tapestry weaving, Harp, Flute and Bodhrán. Indeed, these activities are held in such high regard that in the National Geographic Top 10 Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland, they quote, “The best way to learn about the 5,000 years of history here is to attend the weeklong archaeology school offered in August by Oideas Gael and led by eminent archaeologist Michael Herity”.According to Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, the cosmopolitan mix in the ‘The Glen’ this year will be given a boost due to Tourism Ireland’s promotion of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’. The Glen will continue to live up to its image as the lively centre of cultural activity that it has become over the years, with the best of traditional music, craic and hospitality.Liam is considered by many people as a modern Fr. McDyer through his work in promoting the Irish language, culture and bringing employment to his beautiful but isolated area of Gleann Cholmcille. It is now time for the people of Donegal and afar to honour Liam for all his relentless work over the years. Liam Ó Cuinneagáin will be inaugurated as The Donegal Person of the Year 2013 at the Annual Gala Ball on Saturday 1st March in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. This promises to be a very special night with tickets selling fast for this special event! Order your tickets now so you don’t miss out! Tickets are limited so please contact Public Relations Officer at 087 2439317 to reserve your tickets. LIAM ALL SET FOR DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR GALA BALL was last modified: February 28th, 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)last_img read more

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