Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Pacio and Eustaquio also became world champions last year before yielding their titles last month.Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, skateboarder Margielyn Didal, and golfers Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan, and Lois Kaye Go, who all won gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games will be awarded with the coveted Athlete of the Year trophies.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “It’s an honor definitely,” Folayang said.“It’s always a blessing to be in this position and be recognized for what we do. We hope that through this, we will continue to inspire others.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 35-year-old Folayang regained the lightweight belt after beating Amir Khan unanimous decision three months ago in ONE: Conquest of Champions while Vera successfully defended the heavyweight crown after knocking out Mauro Cerilli in the first round on the same card.Belingon, meanwhile, evened things out with Brazilian legend Bibiano Fernandes in their rematch to win the bantamweight strap also three months ago. Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap lead Nuggets past Clippers View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ FILE PHOTO – Eduard Folayang during the 2017 Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEduard Folayang, the two-time ONE world lightweight champion, leads five Filipino MMA stars set to be honored during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night on Tuesday at Manila Hotel.ONE heavyweight king Brandon Vera, bantamweight titleholder Kevin Belingon and former world champions Joshua Pacio and Geje Eustaquio are the other awardees joining Folayang.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title
Wearing smart uniforms, rows of pupils stand in line at morning assembly as they prepare to perform the national anthem and a little boy raises the Liberian flag with a great deal of solemnity as the children enthusiastically sing their anthem.This is Oscar Romero School for deaf children, one of a handful of specialist privately run facilities for children with disabilities in Liberia. There are no government-run specialist schools.Geraldine “Pinky” Jones is the principal. She is not deaf but has been inspired to work in this field since she was a child. “When I was 12, the first ever deaf school in Liberia opened near my home. I wanted to play with the kids but we couldn’t communicate. I saw them signing and asked them to teach me. The passion grew because I could see how isolated and vulnerable my new friends were.“I went from learning a few words to doing a teaching placement in a deaf school and being trained by the UN in special education.”The residential school, supported by the charity Mary’s Meals, has 47 pupils from primary to secondary with a new intake of 15 planned this semester.She says very few pupils get visits from their families, partly due to the cost, but mostly due to the stigma of disability in Liberia. “Sadly, their parents often want to wash their hands of them,” she says, adding: “I want to drop the notion that these children are hopeless; they are not. My job is to make children hopeful. I see no reason why they can’t live full lives.” The school has recently attempted to integrate older pupils into a local secondary school and vocational college, with limited success. “When they leave here it is hard for them, really hard. Their parents don’t have sign language so they go from here with all their friends around them to a place where no one can understand them. They can get very frustrated and give up on life. But I tell them that they have to keep trying to reach out.”Dr Maria Kett, assistant director of the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre based at University College London says how many people with disabilities live in Liberia is unclear. “The 2008 census had a question asking if people identified as disabled but it didn’t give space for specifics. That figure showed at 3% but we know the real figure is far higher.”Kett says there have been government efforts to support disabled people by including them in wider national poverty alleviation strategies. This is believed to be primarily due to effective lobbying by the Liberian disability community. But there is little dedicated support. She is leading a three-year research project, funded by the UK Department for International Development and the Economic and Social Research Council, exploring the wellbeing and poverty experienced by people with and without disabilities in the same community.“We know that poverty and disability feed into each other. Poor people are more likely to become disabled through lack of access to healthcare, clean water … and disabled people are more likely to be poor. But what we are less sure of is how those links are perpetuated,” says Kett.“Disabled people are some of the most marginalized and excluded in Liberian society but unpacking whether they are marginalized because they are poor or because they are disabled is more of a challenge, but very important in terms of being able to address these issues properly.”The research will help the drafting and implementation of new human rights and disability action plans for the country.Arney N. Steward lost his sight after contracting river blindness during Liberia’s civil wars. Left destitute, he arrived in Lowah, Montserrado County. When he discovered the village had no school, he offered to start one.“I said to the parents, ‘Bring your children to me and I will teach them.’ The next day five children came and I sat in the field and taught them ABC and math. The next morning, they came back.”From that humble start he created the Yassa J. David Christian Academy, which today has 189 pupils from nursery to fifth grade (year 6 in the UK), recruiting children from three villages: Lowah, Jawajeh and Gogein. The thriving school is a testament to his dedication.“After going blind I learned people have no respect for [blind people] and think you can’t do anything,” he says. “But people think that because the government provides disabled people zero opportunities. I want to keep proving that despite my condition I can contribute. We need to support and encourage other disabled people to do the same.”Recently, the parents of pupils have begun fundraising to send Steward to Monrovia so he can learn braille. The hope is that if he does so the school may be able to accept its first blind pupil.“We don’t even have textbooks or chalk but we do have an ethos of self-determination,” says the principal, Joseph Harris. “That is only possible because of our founder. Whenever we think things are too hard, we think about what he’s been through and how he managed to achieve so much. Because of him every single pupil in this school strives to do better.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Liberian medical doctor, scientist and inventor, Dougbeh Chris NyanLiberian scientist and medical doctor, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan is among a select group of twenty African innovators invited by the Government of Egypt to participate in the Africa 2017 Business Forum and the Young Entrepreneurs Day (YED) event.The Egyptian Government and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) invited Dr. Nyan to present his groundbreaking invention that detects and identifies three to seven infectious diseases in 10 to 40 minutes using one test.The Africa Business Forum is a landmark event organized by the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of the Egyptian Government in conjunction with the Regional Investment Agency of COMESA. This year’s event will be held under the theme, “Business for Africa, Egypt and the World – Driving Investment for Inclusive Growth” and hosted in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh from December 7 to 9.The forum will draw 250 handpicked delegates, while the Africa 2017 YED will feature the rising entrepreneurial stars of the continent, who includes Dr. Nyan.According to a dispatch, the event will also welcome leading private investment firms, visionary policymakers and a roster of farsighted African leaders who are currently changing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa and the world.According to the release, the 2017 African Innovation Special Prize Laureate, Dr. Nyan along with his company, Shufflex Biomed, is one of the select founders and young entrepreneurs that will engage in a series of entrepreneurial discussions with leading investment firms and multinational corporations.Dr. Nyan, was recognized and invited by the Egyptian Government and the COMESA regional economic block for his groundbreaking invention.According to biomedical experts, the “Nyan Test” is inexpensive and simple to use, and can be transported to inaccessible hard-to-reach rural settings. The test can detect diseases such as HIV/AIDS, West Nile virus, Ebola, Malaria, as well as Typhoid, Yellow fever and Tuberculosis, in less than an hour, whereas conventional methods take three hours to seven days to detect and identify one infection.“At the moment, we are currently seeking funding and investment to facilitate the present stage of producing our second generation prototype of the test, conduct field trials in Africa and South America, obtain pre-market clearances in various regulatory jurisdictions, and get the diagnostic test ready for the market,” said Dr. Nyan, whose invention won the prestigious Africa Innovation Special Prize for Social Impact in July this year.He further stated, “I am humbly requesting African governments and financiers to support the production of this diagnostic test for the people of Africa and the world. We Africans must support each other to find solutions to Africa’s enormous healthcare, socioeconomic problems,” Dr. Nyan said.On July 26 this year during Liberia’s Independence Day, Dr. Nyan, in line with his pan-Africanist outlook, dedicated his award and invention to the peoples of Africa. For now, it remains to be seen how Liberia and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will engage as Egypt and COMESA are apparently taking a promising and supportive lead on Dr. Nyan’s invention.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
MONTEREY PARK – Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies of Reseda played down a man for 77 minutes and trailed for most of the shootout, but with the City Section small-schools boys’ soccer championship on the line, senior goalkeeper Eddie Perez made sure the Knights came out ahead. Perez recorded a pair of crucial saves during the two 10-minute sudden-death overtimes, then turned away three Foshay Learning Center penalty kicks – including the final two shots – Friday night at East L.A. College’s Weingart Stadium. That set the stage for injured senior David Newman to deliver the title with a successful attempt in the lower-left corner on SOCES’ eighth kick of the shootout, lifting the Knights to a 6-5 shootout victory after the teams played to a 1-1 tie. “The game is split into three parts: skill, environment and heart. The environment was magnificent and the skill was the same, but this shows how much heart we have,” said an emotional SOCES coach Mark Sobel, who dedicated the win to his father, Milton, who died 10 weeks ago today. “They should change it from boys’ soccer to young men’s soccer because they are not boys, these are young men.” SOCES (11-3-2), the No. 3 seed, took the lead in the 11th minute on a goal by Israel Sandoval. Bernardo Gavidia tied it six minutes later for top-seed Foshay (11-6) on a ball that was mishandled by Perez. The Knights were forced to play shorthanded from the 33rd minute on after Oliver Buzzelli was issued a red card for elbowing Gavidia, but that didn’t prevent the Knights from extending the match. After Perez recorded his second stop during the shootout, SOCES had the opportunity to prevail in the seventh round of penalty kicks, but Rafael Ornelas’ shot went wide right. Following another Perez stop, Sobel called on Newman – sidelined since December with a knee injury – to be the Knights’ eighth kicker, and he delivered, slipping a shot past Danny Ventura. “I never thought it would (come down to a shootout). It’s not (my specialty), so I relied on instincts, I guess,” Perez said. “I thought it was won after the second (stop).” Foshay 2, SOCES 1: Freshman Diana Ventura scored in the 11th and 24th minutes for top-seed Foshay (15-2), which snapped No. 2 SOCES’ 11-game winning streak in the girls’ small-schools final. Rennie Young tied the score in the 18th minute for the Knights (11-3-1), who had outscored their previous two playoff opponents 17-0. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Monday marked the 20th anniversary of Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita’s scorpion save. In celebration, take another look at this incredible scorpion goal, scored in Germany’s lower leagues in August.
Frank McDaid from Moville, Co. Donegal won €58,000 on the National Lottery Winning Streak Game Show on RTE, on the 7 February 2014. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, game show co-host; Frank McDaid, the winning player; Eddie Banville, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery and Marty Whelan, game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought from EuroSpar, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyA CO Donegal man is celebrating after winning €58,000 on RTE’s Winning Streak.Frank McDiad from Moville pocketed the cash in the weekend show.Frank and his wife Elizabeth have been married for the past 43 years. They met in Glasgow and moved first to Cork before settling in their native Donegal in 1980. They have six children – Mary, Martina, James, Fiona, Frank and Aisling and have eight grandchildren.Their daughter Martina flew in for the show from San Jose, California with her two children Evelyn and Jack.It was either he or Elizabeth that bought the Scratch Card. They were recording Winning Streak and watching it last Saturday when Frank’s sister-in-law Marian rang and told them the wonderful news. Pandemonium occurred in the McDaid household after that!Frank enjoys watching sport and soccer in particular. He has no lucky charms but he is lucky in life and things work out well for him. He would like to pay another visit to California. He was there to visit his daughter and really enjoyed the experience. This time he would like to go to Las Vegas as well! FRANK’S THE TOAST OF MOVILLE AFTER €58,000 WINNING STREAK was last modified: February 10th, 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:Frank McDaidlotto winlotto wionWinning Streak
BURBANK – The Burbank City Council was expected to vote Tuesday night to send a letter to Los Angeles officials, urging them to reject a plan to tunnel under the exclusive Rancho Equestrian neighborhood for a six-mile, $150 million sewer line. Echoing concerns of residents, Burbank officials said in the proposed letter that they are “adamantly opposed” to the Burbank-Glendale Interceptor Sewer North Alignment, saying construction would be disruptive to life along Riverside and Valley Heart drives in Burbank. “The environmental impact that a project of this magnitude would create is heartbreaking,” said Bonnie Sachs, 57, an interior designer who lives off Griffith Park Drive and keeps a horse in her backyard. “Not only would the long construction process be ridiculously impactful with dirt, traffic, noise, structural problems and (foul) odor… but the safety of horses, riders and people in the vicinity of construction would be severely compromised,” Sachs told the council Tuesday evening. If approved, Burbank’s letter would be part of the input L.A. officials are seeking through Feb. 27 for a final environmental impact report on a 20-year blueprint for treatment plant expansions, added water recycling and new sewers. L.A. officials are expected to present the final EIR for City Council approval this summer. The sewer lines – some more than 50 years old – badly need replacement, especially since the flow of waste is expected to increase 20 percent over the next two decades as the population grows, L.A. officials said. They hope to begin construction on the Burbank section by 2010. Officials have two plans for sewer line routes through Burbank – one that would require workers to install eight-foot diameter reinforced concrete pipes underground in and near the Rancho neighborhood, the other that would snake under nonresidential areas along Zoo and Forest Lawn drives parallel to the L.A. River near the edge of Griffith Park. In the proposed letter, Burbank officials raised concerns about increased noise and traffic, odor and an increase in nighttime lighting by construction crews that could last for up to three years. The letter also expressed concerns about the impacts on native coast live oak, and California black walnut and sycamore trees at Bette Davis Park. “We will find and we will choose the alignment which will have the least impact to the community and the environment,” said Adel Hagekhalil, division manager of wastewater engineering for the city of L.A. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 firstname.lastname@example.org AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sean McFadden gets ready for his cycle after coming down Muckish and being urged on by his mother Chris. Pic by Donegal Daily.Local athlete Sean McFadden is in pole position in the challenging ‘The Race’ event taking place across Donegal event today.The gruelling event sees athletes complete a total of 250 kms between running, cycling and climbing.A kayaking leg of the event was cancelled because of the weather conditions. Sean gets into the saddle for his cycle. Pic by Donegal Daily.The 38 year old Letterkenny man is ahead of the other 63 competitors who started the race this morning at 6am.McFadden has roughly a 12 minute lead on second placed Sean McLoughlin and third placed Eddie Brennan.McFadden looked fresh as he came down off Muckish shortly after 1pm.His wife Irene, children and mum Chris were there to roar him on with a number of other fans. Irene said “He looks well but it’s half-way now. We’ll see how things go.”Sean said hello to family and friends before getting onto his bike and heading off into a stiff headwind around Gaoth Dobhair and Falcarragh before heading to Doochary for the final leg of the race – a full marathon.If he remains on track the popular county council worker will finish in Gartan shortly after 8pm this evening.Keep going Sean – you’re doing Donegal proud as are all the athletes.A number of other local athletes including Arthur McMahon, Denis Shiels and Gavin Harris are also taking part in the gruelling event. We will bring you a full list of results and picture special later.LETTERKENNY MAN SEAN McFADDEN IN POLE POSITION IN ‘THE RACE’ was last modified: March 7th, 2015 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)
A Glenties woman is putting her shirt on Jim McGuinness leading Donegal to All-Ireland success.Denise Boyle has designed her own t-shirts in honour of the Donegal manager and neighbour and she’s hoping they can bring the team some luck in their search for Sam Maguire.Denise, a daughter of Highlands Hotel owner Johnny Boyle, got the idea from a friend and decided just to go for it. She decided that local hero Jim used to look like legendary rebel Chez Guevara with his famous goatee beard and decided to use the iconic image on her t-shirts.“Jim and the team have done so well and we are very proud of them all.“Myself and a friend were chatting about it and I just decided to do up an image for the t-shirts and then have them made.“It’s not a profit thing because I’m not interested in making money out of it. But they’re available in the hotel and they are going down really well. ‘They’re not as fancy as the official Donegal jersey but people can wear them in the run-up to the big game,” she said.Denise has designed a mural for outside the family’s famous hotel but insists she is not an accomplished artist like her dad.“I just sketched the mural from a photo and added the hat but people really seem to like it,” she added.And she hopes that plenty more people will take the shirts off their back and follow Jim when Donegal beat Dublin and make it to the final!*HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING WACKY TO CELEBRATE DONEGAL’S ROAD TO CROKER? LET US KNOW AT INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COM EndsDONEGAL GETS READY TO PUT ITS ‘SHIRT’ ON JIM AND HIS REBELS! was last modified: August 17th, 2011 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:Croke ParkDenise BoyledonegalJim McGuinness
Terry Stewart, from Ballybofey, Co. Donegal has won €22,000 on last Saturdays (25th July 2015) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Terry Stewart, the winning player; Harry Cooke, Head of Operations & Corporate Affairs at the National Lottery who made the presentation and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought Eason’s, Letterkenny S/C, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Pic; Mac Innes Photography.A FORMER actor in Baywatch from County Donegal was among two winners on the weekend edition of TV’s Winning Streak.Terry Stewart (66) is originally from Ramelton and now lives in Ballybofey but for many years he lived in Los Angeles, and appeared in Baywatch and films with Mel Gibson and Malcolm McDowell.Terry called the United States home for 22 years and returned to Ireland in 2008 after recovering from cancer. He originally moved to the US in the 1980’s to work in construction and got into the acting business in Los Angeles.He worked as an extra in movies such as What Women Want with Mel Gibson and Red Rose and Petrol with Malcolm McDowell and former Miss Ireland Olivia Treacy. Terry also appeared in Baywatch. He lived in Beverly Hills near Mark Wahlberg and his brother Donnie.Life in Donegal is very different to California but Terry loves the people, the landscape and living near his two sisters and two brothers. The Oasis Bar in Letterkenny put a bus on for Terry’s friends to travel to Dublin to support him in the Winning Streak audience.He won €22,000 on Saturday’s show. Angie Doherty (37) who lives in Malin Head with her husband James and four sons, Michael (17), Bailey (15), Kyle (13) and Blane (8) also won €22,000 on the same show.She works in Seaview Stores in Malin Head (or Docs as it is known in the area) where she bought her lucky ticket. She marked her nine year anniversary working at Docs on Saturday during the Winning Streak show.Angie shares her Winning Streak tickets every week with a friend, Billy McKeeney. They swap names every week if they get three stars and it was her turn the week the ticket was pulled from the drum. Billy was in the audience on the night.Her winnings included a holiday to New York.Angie Doherty from Malin Head, Co. Donegal has won €22,000 including a holiday to New York on last Saturdays (25th July 2015) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Catriona Doherty, Ticket Selling Agent, XL Stop & Shop, Ballygorman, Malin Head, Co. Donegal. Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Angie Doherty, the winning player; Harry Cooke, Head of Operations & Corporate Affairs at the National Lottery who made the presentation and, Sinead Kennedy Winning Streak game show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.BAYWATCH TERRY AMONG DONEGAL WINNERS ON €44K WINNING STREAK was last modified: July 27th, 2015 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:BallybofeyBaywatchMalin HeadRameltonterryWinning Streak