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Blygen’s hat-trick lifts Boys’ Town in Locker Room Sports KSAFA Jackie Bell KO

first_imgMichael Blygen’s hat-trick rescued Boys’ Town from embarrassment against lower leaguers Maxfield Park, in their Locker Room Sports KSAFA/Jackie Bell Knockout game at Collie Smith Complex yesterday.The home team surrendered a two-goal lead to the Major League outfit, which came back from two-nil down to level at 2-2. But two late goals from the former Tivoli Gardens striker saw the home team win 4-2.After a dour and goalless first half, Boys’ Town went in front just before the hour (59th) when Blygen flicked the ball over the Maxfield goalkeeper and it fell into the goal. Minutes later, Chavanney Willis made it 2-0 when he latched on to a through ball and slotted home.However, the visitors responded minutes later when Romaine Mullington was on the end of a good build-up to tap the ball past the Boys’ Town custodian. And before Boys’ Town realised what hit them, Nico Reynolds, Maxfield’s best player, equalised with a rasping shot from the edge of the box.Maxfield nearly went ahead in the 80th minute, but referee Carvel Banton adjudged that the ball had not crossed the goalline. Then on the counter, Boys’ Town went straight up field and Blygen capitalised on a loose ball to make it 3-2.The former Humble Lion and Rivoli player sealed the win two minutes from time when he broke away and calmly slotted home.Blygen spent the second-half of last season in the Dominican Republic, but missed most of that campaign through injury.”So far in the Premier League, things have been very disappointing. I hope this will be a stepping stone for me to get more playing time and deliver for my team and try to help them make the top four,” he said.”Last season, I joined Boys’ Town in January, then went on a trial overseas in Dominica Republic. I made the team and played three matches, but injury got the better of me. But this season I am back, so I am just taking it a step at a time and doing my best and see what happens.”So I hope this hat-trick gives coach more confidence in me because I have always worked hard, but the team has been up and down; we are not being consistent. So I hope that this is a stepping stone for me to get time on the pitch,” he reasoned.Coach Andrew Price is also hoping this is a turning point for his striker.”I hope that this will be a catalyst for him (Blygen) to assist us in the third round. Boys’ Town always play better football in the third round, and we are preparing ourselves assiduously to really make a good run and see where it leads us,” he declared.Yesterday’s resultsBarbican 1 UWI 0Waterhouse 2 Maverley/Hughenden 1Boys’ Town 4 Maxfield 2Today’s games3 p.m. August Town vs Bull Bay at UWI Mona Bowl3 p.m. Olympic Gardens vs Real Mona at Cling Cling Oval3 p.m. Rockfort vs Cavalier at Rockfort3 p.m. Cooreville Gardens vs Arnett Gardens at Duhaney Park7 p.m. Harbour View vs Tivoli Gardens at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

A Dutch Photographer’s First Impressions in Liberia, 1932

first_imgIntroduction: It was the end of July when the adventurous Dutch anthropologist named Paul Julien, then 31 years old, arrived in Monrovia after a long journey on a Spanish ship he boarded weeks before. The year was 1932, 3 years before Graham Greene who wrote the famous book ‘Journey Without Maps,’ traveled through Liberia coming from Sierra Leone. Julien made a living as a chemistry teacher back home in the Netherlands. That was the reason he traveled during the rainy season, it was the long break between one school term and the next.For my research I brought the photographs made in Liberia to Liberia for the first time since they exist. I am trying to find out what their value is in Liberia and which stories can be connected to them. For Paul Julien the photographs he made, the filming, even the writing, were side effects of his scientific research. He came to collect both anthropometric and serological data among the Mano, Gio and Geh because, as he said, ‘little has been known about them’. In anthropometric research people were measured as their bodily features were supposed to give valuable anthropological information. This line of work would soon be abandoned by Paul Julien, as it did not lead to any significant result. But he did carry on with the serological research during travels to many places on the African continent until the early sixties. He took blood samples of specific groups of people to find ‘blood group correlations’ that could provide information about the way human groups are or are not related to each other and spread in the past.Next to the photographs that Julien made, he wrote about his experiences in Liberia. First he did this in letters to his parents. Later he would write radio columns that he presented for the Dutch radio and articles for a Belgian magazine. Several chapters of the book ‘Campfires Along the Equator’ that was originally published in the Netherlands in 1940, were devoted to his Liberian journey. I will use quotes from all of these sources in the texts I will be sharing with you over the following weeks.Immediately after arriving Paul Julien writes a letter to his parents: “This morning I arrived before Monrovia.” It was not possible for the ship to enter Monrovia, since the Freeport (and therefore also West Point) were not yet there. Boats with Liberian officials and traders came to meet the ship and take those who had reached their destination to the mainland. “When we were about 3 miles from the shore we entered the boats and a gang of blacks rowed us to the land that looked extremely pictorial in the distance. There was a nonstop drizzle. While I write this, heavy rain is beating down on the roof. The three Germans were very nervous and looked pale. When I asked what the reason was for this they said: ‘Die Barre’ (which is German for the sandbank). In front of the coastline there is a sandbank the boat has to hover over, and it happened more than once that a boat capsized over here. But it all went well. The boat with about 30 rowers suddenly was elevated and the surf made it pass the sandbank. Now we were in quiet waters and 45 minutes later we set foot on land. The first impression is beyond description, I have never and nowhere seen such an incredible mess in one place. Streets full of people in all shades of black, dressed in rags were making their way through the mud. A little bit further on the ‘city’ is a bit tidier, more pictorial than any other place. Everything is incredibly run down. There used to be electrical light: no longer possible since the government doesn’t have any money. All streets are overgrown with grass.” Paul Julien, himself a very religious Catholic notes “an unbelievable number of ‘churches’ from a variety of American sects, built in an untidy way. It’s very messy and at the same time of an unforgetable beauty. All this is located beautifully on a peninsula, with a lovely climate, 70 degrees, only lots of rain.”He will later change his mind about the lovely climate when walking through the hinterland. But first there would be work for him to do in Monrovia.Author’s note:Paul Julien (1901-2001) was an anthropologist from the Netherlands who traveled through Liberia in 1932. Andrea Stultiens (1974) is a photographer and researcher from the Netherlands. As part of her PhD-research she tries to connect the past that was documented by Paul Julien to the past as remembered in Liberia and the way it is connected to the present.  From July 19th till August 19th 2014 Julien’s photographs and the film he made will be on display at the National Museum. Leading up to this some of the stories are shared in History and Us columns written collaboratively by Kenneth Best and Andrea Stultiens. Comments are most welcome on info@andreastultiens.nlShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“No More IMCs” – Communities Minister

first_imgThere will be no more Interim Management Committees (IMCs); no more handpicking of councillors for Local Democratic Organs (LDOs) done by any Government.Minister Bulkan speaking at the Council meeting in Region Five, Mahaica-BerbiceThis pronouncement was made by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, on Saturday during a Local Democratic Organ Consultative Committee meeting in Region Five, Mahaica-Berbice.Minister Bulkan said the coalition Government is committed to changing the political culture from one of centralised governance, where “the winner takes all”, to one of empowering democratically elected people with the right to make their own decisions, and to manage and develop their own areas free from outside control.In his address on effective local governance, Minister Bulkan quoted from Article 12 of the Constitution, which states that a Local Government comprising freely elected representatives of the people is an integral part of the democratic organisation of the state.The minister recounted that even though LDOs existed in the past, they were subject to pressures that degraded their limited capacity and left them largely dysfunctional.“The political culture is changing, and we are moving to a position of decentralised government, in keeping with the provisions of the Constitution and with respect for the provisions of the Constitution,” he declared.He stressed that Government’s mandate is to restore functionality — which was so badly damaged — to the councils. “We will not go back to a situation that existed and reached its height in the first decade of this century, 2001 to 2011; particularly 2006 to 2011, (when) one individual, a micro-manager, felt that he alone had the right to make decisions, and whatever he saw or wherever his gaze extended was his domain.”According to Minister Bulkan, local democracy is important when division exists in a society, since a winner- takes-all model makes politics confrontational.He added, “But if, instead, you have this system with one Central Government, ten fully empowered regional Governments (and) municipal townships, then it is not so important who is President, because people will have a council in their area that has the fullest possible authority to look after their affairs. The stakes wouldn’t be so high; it wouldn’t matter who is in charge.”In attendance at the meeting were staffers of the Ministry of Communities, councillors of the Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) and the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs), and staff members of the regional administration, among others. The meeting was chaired by Regional Executive Officer of Region Five, Ovid Morrison.The Regional Chairman of the PPP/Civic-controlled Regional Democratic Council (RDC), his Vice Chairman and other PPP/C councillors were noticeably absent from the event.Minister Bulkan held a similar consultation in Region Three, Essequibo Islands/West Demerara, on Wednesday, April 5. The meeting was intended as an interactive session with both regional officials and members of the NDCs, but was also boycotted by most of the PPP/C councillors. Only three were in attendance.last_img read more

Five European Cup dynasties for Real Madrid to match

first_imgHere, AFP Sports looks at other great sides that dominated Europe to see how Zinedine Zidane’s men compare:Real Madrid (1955-1960)Madrid call themselves the “Kings of Europe” and the feeling this competition is their own was born out of winning the first five European Cups.Spearheaded by legendary Argentine striker Alfredo di Stefano, Madrid came from 2-0 down to beat Stade de Reims 4-3 in the first final.Italian opposition in AC Milan and Fiorentina were then dispatched in the next two finals before Reims again were conquered in 1959.The peak of Real’s reign came in the 1960 final when Eintracht Frankfurt were thrashed 7-3 at Glasgow’s Hampden Park with Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas scoring hat-tricks in what is widely regarded as on the best performances in the competition’s history.Ajax (1970-1973)Ajax became the next side to win three consecutive European Cups in the early 70s inspired by coach Rinus Michels’s conception of “Total Football” where players interchanged positions in pioneering style, and the brilliance of Johann Cruyff.Although Michels was only in charge for Ajax’s first title in 1971 against Panathinaikos, his philosophy was carried on by Cruyff with the high point his two goals that beat Inter Milan in the 1972 final.Another title followed as Juventus were edged out before Cruyff left to forge another legacy as player and coach at Barcelona.Bayern Munich (1973-1976)The last side to do three-in-a-row were Franz Beckenbauer’s Bayern as Dutch dominance gave way to a spell of German success.Unlike Ajax, Bayern didn’t enthral the continent, though, and had significant chunks of good fortune along the way.Atletico Madrid led their 1974 final until the final minute of extra-time when Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck levelled to send the final to a replay that Bayern romped 4-0.Bayern beat Leeds United 2-0 in the final the following year before breaking St. Etienne’s hearts at Hampden Park 1-0 to complete the hat-trick.The French side twice hit the woodwork in a match that became known “the square posts” as St. Etienne believed the oddly shaped crossbar contributed to their defeat.Liverpool (1976-1984)In contrast to Saturday’s clash, when Liverpool met Real Madrid in the 1981 final, it was the English side who were in the midst of a dominant run.Under Bob Paisley, Liverpool won the European Cup three times in five seasons culminating in victory over Madrid after beating Borussia Monchengladbach and Club Brugge in 1977 and 1978.“We weren’t afraid of them, the opposite in fact. We’d been in the final a few times, knew what it was about. They were the inexperienced ones,” Liverpool great Terry McDermott, who won all three finals, told AFP this week.A final flourish for many of that squad came three years later by beating Roma on home soil on penalties for a fourth European crown.Barcelona (2008-2015)In contrast to their eternal rivals, Barcelona’s success in Europe’s premier club competition was limited to one victory until the turn of the century.A second title inspired by Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto’o came in 2006 against 10-man Arsenal, but it was Pep Guardiola’s four-year spell in charge between 2008-2012 that is remembered as one of the greatest sides ever.Sidelined by injury and team selection two years earlier, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez combined to dazzle a highly-fancied Manchester United 2-0 to complete a treble in Guardiola’s first season.United were the victims once more for arguably the best display of Guardiola’s reign in a 3-1 win to lift the trophy again two years later at Wembley.The core of that side remained even after Guardiola’s departure and with the firepower of Luis Suarez and Neymar added to compliment Messi, Barca did the treble again in 2015 for a fifth European crown.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Three and easy: Real Madrid are looking to become the first side for 42 years to win three consecutive European Cups © UEFA/AFP / HandoutKIEV, Ukraine, May 24 – Real Madrid can become the first side in 42 years to win three consecutive European Cups when the Spanish giants take on Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League final.Moreover, victory in Kiev would secure Madrid’s fourth European crown in five seasons.last_img read more

Bayern win at Mainz to trim Dortmund’s lead

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka (2nd L) celebrates after scoring their opening goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Mainz which trimmed Dortmund’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to just two points. © AFP / Daniel ROLANDBERLIN, Germany, Oct 27 – Bayern Munich cut Borussia Dortmund’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to just two points on Saturday with a 2-1 away win at Mainz, thanks to Thiago Alcantara’s winning goal.While goals by Leon Goretzka and Thiago sealed the three points for Bayern, Dortmund have only themselves to blame for conceding a 91st-minute penalty which Salomon Kalou converted in their 2-2 draw at home to Hertha Berlin. Dortmund’s England international Jadon Sancho, 18, scored twice and could have finished with four goals in an outstanding display, only for Kalou to snatch a point by converting the late penalty after his first-half goal.Dortmund’s next home match — against Bayern in a fortnight — is shaping up to be a top of the table clash.Bayern have climbed from sixth to fourth and now to second over the last seven days.It was all one-way traffic in the first-half in Mainz as Bayern dominated with Joshua Kimmich hitting the woodwork on 27 minutes, Thiago had a goal disallowed for an offside.The Mainz defence finally yielded when Kimmich sent the ball into the box and Goretzka volleyed home six minutes before half-time as it stayed 1-0 at the break.Just as it looked like Bayern were going to pull away, Mainz drew level thanks to sloppy defending.Bayern’s goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer was furious after Serge Gnabry failed to close down a cross by Daniel Brosinki and Jean-Paul Boetius stole a yard on Kimmich to tap home with a first-time shot on 48 minutes.Having been denied a first-half goal, Thiago hit the winner 28 minutes from time with a superb strike, sliding in to tap home Robert Lewandowski’s low cross after burly midfielder Renato Sanches won possession.The win lifts Bayern to second, but Werder Bremen can move above them if they beat Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.– Kalou punishes Dortmund –Jadon Sancho has now scored five league goals, with a further six assists, after netting twice in an outstanding diplay in Borussia Dortmund’d 2-2 draw at home to Hertha Berlin on Saturday. © dpa/AFP / Bernd ThissenIn Dortmund, Sancho provided the hosts’ goals as Paco Alcacer, who has scored seven times in four league games, was again sidelined by a thigh injury.The English teenager caught the eye with two well-taken goals after having had a third, scored with an audacious backheel chip, ruled out for offside and his early shot was cleared off the line.Sancho finally got on the scoresheet by firing from a tight angle after a great pass from Mario Goetze on 27 minutes.However, Hertha, who beat Bayern 2-0 four weeks ago, proved how dangerous they are on the counter-attack by equalising four minutes before the break when defender Maximilian Mittelstaedt, 21, sent Kalou away to bundle the ball past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki.Sancho claimed his second goal on 61 minutes after Dortmund captain Marco Reus did the work.Left-back Achraf Hakimi, 19, on loan from Real Madrid, threaded a pass into Reus, who flicked it past a defender to Sancho, unmarked at the back post, to tap home.Dortmund were punished for living dangerously in the dying stages with Kalou again going close before converting the spot kick after Davie Selke was brought down in the box.Elsewhere, Wolfsburg ended a seven-game winless run with a 3-0 romp at bottom side Fortuna Duesseldorf with Wout Weghorst converting a first-half penalty before Josip Brekalo and Daniel Ginczek added second-half goals.Augsburg stay in mid-table after their 2-1 win at Hanover while Borussia Moenchengladbach sit third after losing 3-1 at Freiburg on Friday night thanks to a Nils Petersen penalty and goals by Luca Waldsmicht and Luca Hoeler.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

UEFA list Stones in Man City’s Champions League squad but £50m deal not official

first_imgCity and Everton have yet to confirm a deal has been reached. John Stones in action for Everton 2 John Stones has been named in Manchester City’s Champions League squad by UEFA.City have been chasing the £50m-rated Everton defender all summer but have been unable to agree a fee for the 22-year-old.Now it appears as though Pep Guardiola has got his man, with UEFA revealing City have registered Stones in their Champions League squad ahead of their qualifying clash with Steaua Bucharest on August 16.The Premier League club were required to submit their final list of players before midnight on Tuesday and the centre-back was included as part of City’s squad even though a mooted move from Merseyside is yet to be announced.According to the squad, which was released on the UEFA website, Stones will wear the number 24 shirt at the Etihad. 2last_img read more

Me too

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSylmar Is there a limit? Re “Homeless can rest easy” (April 15): On the Saturday following Good Friday, one would expect to find on the front page a picture of either the pope or Cardinal Mahony washing the feet of other priests, bishops or cardinals … but Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa? Please, is there anything that this man won’t do for a photo op, a radio interview or a TV news conference? When does he find time to run the city, you know, that job he was elected to and being paid to do? The people who should be on the front page every day should be the young men and women who are being wounded and dying, or hopefully, coming home alive, that are fighting for our freedom … not this do-nothing mayor. Re “Homeless can rest easy” (April 15): I was appalled to see the front page photo of our mayor washing feet in the Union Rescue Mission’s Skid Row area. I realize he takes every available opportunity of having his picture taken and published, but this goes beyond anything yet. Hey, Mayor Villaraigosa, I recently had surgery and am in desperate need of a pedicure. Care to come to my house, or better yet have me come to your office, so you can give me one? I’d like to see my picture on the front page. Also, I have to wonder: Did Jesus Christ wear protective gloves while performing foot washing ceremonies? – Anita Work – Marilyn N. Hankins Westlake Village Maybe he’s busy Re “Mayor backs trash fee” (April 13): What a great solution our mayor has to the problem of the need for more police officers … raise garbage collection fees. This brilliant idea is really creative – nothing about lowering the cost of government, slowing overtime salary costs in various city departments, evaluating the merit of salary increases or the thousands of other ways to cut spending. Maybe he’s too busy attending illegal immigration protests to try anything really creative. – Hal Gold Woodland Hills Only homeowners pay Re “Mayor backs trash fee” (April 13): So Mayor Villaraigosa wants to increase garbage fees for homeowners from $11 a month to $28 a month to pay for hiring 1,000 additional police officers. Does that mean only homeowners would benefit from additional police. How about renters? Wouldn’t they also benefit? How about businesses? Wouldn’t they benefit? Surely the mayor could come up with a proposal that would have everyone pay. If everyone benefits, then everyone should pay. – Richard Stanis Northridge More madness Re “Mayor backs trash fee” (April 13): Once again, the property owners are paying the price. Now our mayor wants to raise the trash fees to pay for more police officers. Unbelievable. When all else fails, bill the property owners. When will the madness stop? – Kathy Smith West Hills And hustle Re “Crosswalk ticket stirs world anger” (April 14): I can’t make a judgment because I don’t know the circumstances. But it’s been my experience that probably more than 90 percent of the people in Los Angeles do not pay any attention whatsoever to the walk/don’t walk signals, whether automated or push-button. They might as well not be there. At least this officer was paying attention. I’ve yet to see anyone written up for walking against the signal. As for the 4-feet-per-second timing, has anyone else out there waited while some insolent gangbanger crossed the street at a snail’s pace because he knew you had to wait for him? Pedestrians need to cooperate too and obey the signals. And get their butts across the intersection as fast as physically possible; not take a Sunday stroll. – Sheila Cooley Van Nuys Tragic, not martyrdom Re “Student’s suicide viewed as martyrdom” (April 15): One’s heart goes out to the parents of Anthony Soltero, the 14-year-old who committed suicide. Perhaps their loss and grief make any rational thought or action impossible right now, and one hopes that at some point they will find peace. I hope, however, that others are as aghast as me at the suggestion that any child’s suicide be viewed as an act of martyrdom. Suicide is not ever heroic. It is the last, tragic act of a mentally disturbed individual. – Linda Blankenship Reseda Couric earned it Re “Katie Couric” (Your Opinions, April 10): I don’t understand Hal Rothberg’s gripe against Katie Couric. Couric started working as a journalist right out of college – working for the ABC news bureau in Washington, D.C. And yes, she had two stints covering the Gulf War. An honors graduate from the University of Virginia with 27 years’ experience is more than “an actor” doing the news. – Margaret Hew Los Angeles Bush’s fault? Re “History of gas” (Your Opinions, April 10): So you blame President George W. Bush because gas prices have increased since Roosevelt’s day. Wow! Fifty years ago I purchased a three-bedroom house for $14,000. Today it would cost over $500,000. A loaf of bread was a lot cheaper too. How about a new car? Are all of these increases because we elected Bush? Art, your kind of criticism just doesn’t make sense. – Mary Nassary Northridge Care packages to Iraq My nephew is a Marine on his second tour of duty in Fallujah, Iraq. I packaged up some new DVDs, CDs, chocolate chip cookies and some cash and headed down to the post office. The postal clerk advised that the total would be $9.75 to get the package delivered. I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but aren’t the U.S. military and the U.S. Post Office run by the same group? Immediate legislation needs to be introduced that allows families of military personnel to send care packages to military bases free of charge during wartime. – Tony Selco West Hills Orange Line success Re “Orange Line ridership still on the rise” (April 15): The MTA’s Orange Line is rapidly growing in popularity. Part of the line’s success is due to the important locations it serves including: Warner Center, Pierce College, Valley College and the Red Line subway station in North Hollywood. Key ingredients in the line’s success are the limited number of stops. We should integrate express service from the Orange Line to CSUN, the Van Nuys FlyAway and Bob Hope Airport. Each of these destinations is a huge trip generator and would certainly benefit from smart rapid transit service. Now let’s connect more Valley residents with their destinations and begin reaping the benefits of reduced traffic congestion. – Sean McCarthy West Hills Uncivilized freeways Our overcrowded freeways have potholes and cracks everywhere as weeds grow taller, surrounded by strewn trash. There’s graffiti galore while businesses are given free advertising saying they’ve “adopted a freeway” and will clean things up. Yet, when was the last time you’ve seen anyone cleaning anything along our freeways? What’re we paying Caltrans and the MTA to do? How about putting ankle bracelet tracking devices on prisoners and make them work like the old chain gangs? Wait, we can’t do that, we’re a civilized society, remember? That’s right; let’s just continue imprisoning and torturing innocent motorists with the same neglected and oppressive freeways. – Robert L. Rosebrock Brentwood160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Freeway signs urge end to immigrant `invasion’

first_imgElliot said he expects 5 million people to see the billboard on the Duarte-Azusa-Irwindale border over the next 30 days. Grassfire billboards can also be seen in Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Florida and West Virginia. Another 15 are expected to be put up in California. The billboards’ message could have the effect of further unifying Latinos on immigrant rights, said Victor Ledesma, a member of Whittier Latino Coalition, which promotes civic responsibility among Latinos. “This kind of billboard only brings us closer together,” Ledesma said. marianne.love@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Sixty \ to 100 million immigrants are expected in the next 20 years. We consider that an invasion,” Elliott said. “We have brought this upon ourselves by not enforcing our laws, by not securing our borders and we have created an incentive to come here illegally.” Latino immigration advocates said they found the billboard inflammatory, misguided and prejudiced. “Those types of tactics won’t help the situation. If you truly want to find solutions, do a poster that sends a positive message like, `Let’s work together; united we can work it out,”‘ said Efren M. Guttierrez, executive director of the Sacramento-based Chicano Consortium. Guttierrez said the freeway sign smacks of racism. “Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants enter the United States from China and Middle Eastern countries through Canada. Why don’t we every hear about protecting our northern border?” he said. IRWINDALE – The state’s first billboard in a nationwide campaign to end illegal immigrants’ “invasion” of the United States went up Wednesday near the Foothill (210) and San Gabriel River (605) freeways. It is the first of two “Stop The Invasion: Save Our Border” signs in California, paid for by Grassfire.org, a conservative group with 1 million members that says it is not racist, but opposes illegal immigration. The second billboard is expected to be unveiled today in San Diego, a half-mile from the Mexican border, organizers said. With House and Senate deliberations on immigration beginning this month, Grassfire.org President Steve Elliott said the billboards will send a strong message to Congress. last_img

GAA COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

first_imgFOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – FIRST ROUND, FIRST LEGFanad Gaels 1-7 Killybegs 0-10Dungloe 0-10 Cloughaneely 0-7 Buncrana 1-11, Burt 1-06Buncrana/Burt report here https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/09/29/gaa-ryans-return-as-buncrana-beat-burt-in-derby-game/Termon 2-14, Urris 2-04  Report here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/09/29/gaa-doherty-stars-as-termon-overcome-urris/ Send results, pix and reports to info@donegaldaily.com GAA COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS was last modified: September 29th, 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:GAA COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSlast_img read more

ANNIE REACHES THE TOP WITH HER GOOGLE DOODLE!

first_imgAnnie Coyle, a 15-year-old student from Letterkenny, has just been announced as the winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition for her doodle that has been inspired by her love of all things aeronautical.Her doodle will grace the Google Ireland homepage tomorrow as a stylised Google logo.Annie, a student at St Bernadette’s Special School in Letterkenny, was presented with the overall prize by Google doodler Kevin Laughlin at Google’s Dublin HQ this afternoon. Laughlin, who works at Google’s offices in Mountain View, California, is one of the creative forces behind Google’s doodles, including the recent interactive doodle inspired by the late Douglas Adams, the creator of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy multimedia series.Laughlin presented Annie with a Chromebook and a €5,000 scholarship to go towards her further studies. Annie’s school will also get a €10,000 technology grant from Google.For this year’s Doodle 4 Doodle competition, students were tasked with creating a doodle based on their favourite inventions. Annie’s winning doodle was inspired by airplanes, with her doodle transforming the Google logo into a jumbo jet.ANNIE REACHES THE TOP WITH HER GOOGLE DOODLE! was last modified: April 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:Annie CoyleGoogle Doodlelast_img read more