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first_imgJermaine Barnaby/Freelance PhotographerLAZZA, (right) with Hakeem Pottinger aboard, sprints to a one- and three-quarters lengths win over GOLD SCREW, with Melissa Ward, in the Jockeys’ Guild of Jamaica Trophy race at Caymanas Park last Saturday.last_img

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Three Nightmares, One Wish

first_imgSarah Foday has been missing for the past three months; at least that’s what her four daughters believe. Rushed out of New Kru Town where she, her four daughters and two year- old son once lived, Sarah was in grave condition when the ambulance took her to the ELWA isolation Unit last September.“By then, my ma was vomiting and sick from the worry of our father dying,” stated Louise Foday, the oldest of the four children.All four girls, who range from the ages of 10 to 16 years, are hopeful that their mother will return one day. And from the sad and worried look on their faces, these children are not ready to either hear the truth or accept the fact that their mother could be dead.“We pray and wish every day that she will walk through that door” Louise added while pointing at her front door.Sarah’s younger sister Helena Tamba says she has been practically caring for the four children since they lost both of their parents and many other relatives to Ebola.  But she admitted that her attention to the four has been minimal because “her tenants and husband have been distressing her.”Having two toddlers of her own to take care of, Helena feels time is running out for her to continue helping her sister’s children.“I’m doing this for my sister because I know this is what she would have wanted. But, people living here with us have questioned why I have to bring the girls here. And my husband has problem with it as well. I try to care for these little girls in my own weak way, but the little that I get a day from my husband can’t feed them. So in the day I watch over the little ones, but in the night they are on their own; they have to watch themselves,” she added.According to the family, the nightmare that they find themselves living out began in August when their father, who was married to two women (including Sarah), contracted Ebola from his first wife.“Our father was a driver for Aqua Water Bottling Company in Virginia before his death. His first wife fell ill and passed away from Ebola and after that, he was placed on 21 days quarantine along with Sarah. During this period, he used to come to our mother here at the house, but he would never enter inside. I don’t know how it really happened,” Louise, unable to continue, broke down.According to Helena, during her brother-in-laws 21 days quarantine, he had a car accident with his assigned company vehicle and was arrested.“He used to move around during his quarantine days, but when he went to prison for that one day, not long after his first wife died from Ebola, the worry made him sick. Then his eldest daughter became seriously ill and was taken to the unit not long after he became ill. The day he was rushed to the unit, he entered in my sister Sarah’s house, and that’s where I heard he started to vomit and she quickly called the unit” she added.According to the family, both daughter and father lost their lives one week before their quarantine period could end. The four girls, including their mother Sarah and her two year-old son were also placed on quarantine.“I can remember our mother cleaning the vomit from the floor where our dad vomited that day. But I really don’t know how my innocent baby brother got sick. I only know that the worry made my mom sick, and after she started vomiting and toileting as well, we called them to come for her,” thirteen year-old Anita added.The children say this all happened the last week before their 21 days quarantine after their father and sister’s death could be lifted, and due to their mother falling ill, they were once again quarantined for an additional 21 days.“By then we were placed on quarantine twice already, and there was no one helping us. We were so dry and skinny, Aunt Helena tried to help, but her market table broke down because of us,” added Louise, who snuck a look at Helena while explaining.Tragically, eight days before they were to be taken off their second quarantine, their baby brother became ill, along with Louise. Helena said, “I used to do everything to see to it that he lived, but he didn’t make it, he died right in the house.”Louise survived Ebola and was released to the care of her sisters after spending close to a month in treatment at an ETU.According to the girls, they were quarantined for a third time, but this time the girls had lost all hope because now their entire family was gone, leaving them clinging to one another.“We haven’t received any information from Red Cross concerning our mother and her whereabouts. We have been to every hospital with her picture looking for her, but still no answer,” Anita stated.  “We just wish this will all end and she will come home. Mama, please come home okay,” she pleaded.Meanwhile, Victor, a neighbor who sits and watches the distress that the children are faced with says that he can’t help them, but will speak out about their condition.“For these kids to eat, either they have to be at their aunt’s door step, or mine. And if we don’t give them, well then, they’ll be hungry all day. The oldest I’m worried about because the boys know she’s vulnerable and are all hanging around.  Who will save her from a pack of hungry wolves?,” he wondered.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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‘I really feel for him’, says Klopp at Karius howlers

first_img0Shares0000Loris Karius had a night to forget as two costly errors ruined Liverpool’s hopes of a sixth European Cup triumph © AFP / Sergei SUPINSKYKIEV, Ukraine, May 27 – Devastated Jurgen Klopp admitted he was shell-shocked by Loris Karius’s costly mistakes in Liverpool’s 3-1 Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid on Saturday.Liverpool goalkeeper Karius played a huge role in his side’s misery in Kiev as he gifted Madrid two goals. The 24-year-old handed Karim Benzema the opening goal when he threw the ball against the France forward and it rebounded into the net.Then, with Liverpool hoping to snatch a late equaliser, Karius let Gareth Bale’s long-range effort slip through his grasp and into the net.Karius was in tears afer the final whistle, but tellingly not one of Liverpool’s shattered players went over to immediately console him.Only Madrid’s jubilant stars acknowledged the German’s angst before, still sobbing uncontrollably, he went toward Liverpool’s supporters to hold his hands up in an attempt to apologise for his blunders.While he wouldn’t publicly condemn Karius, Reds boss Klopp made it clear the difference in the match was the mistakes made by the man he signed from Mainz in 2016.“Yeah, what can I say? Loris knows it, everybody knows it. It’s a shame, in a game like this and after a season like this. I really feel for him, he is a fantastic boy,” Klopp said.“The first one…I don’t know. The second one came because of the first one.“It is really difficult to get rid of bad thoughts in your mind in a game like this.”Aside from Karius’s woeful display, the other crucial turning point was the first half injury suffered by Mohamed Salah.The Liverpool forward was forced off after suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder in a challenge with Real defender Sergio Ramos.Klopp admitted the loss of Liverpool’s 44-goal star was a huge blow to his team’s confidence.“The situation with Ramos and Mo was really bad a shock for the team. You could see that, Madrid immediately came up,” he said.Bale’s brilliant overhead kick had put Madrid 2-1 ahead as Klopp endured his sixth successive final defeat — a painful run that includes losing the 2013 Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund against Bayern Munich.“Finals are for winning, nothing else. We started well, exactly like we wanted,” Klopp said.“But the Bale bicycle kick was unbelievable. The boys did their best, but it was not the best script for us tonight.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chelsea boss Mourinho delighted by Drogba’s heroics against Tottenham

first_imgJose Mourinho believes he has now been proved correct in his decision to re-sign Didier Drogba this summer with his striker a key figure in their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.The move to bring in the veteran forward, who spent two years away from Stamford Bridge after winning the Champions League in 2012, was queried by some fans.But after setting up Eden Hazard and scoring one for himself in their comfortable victory over their London rivals, Mourinho believes the player has answered any critics.“He [Didier Drogba] didn’t come to the club to sleep on his history,” the Portuguese boss said.“He came to the club to try and help a new team and this is what he is doing very, very well for us.”last_img read more

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Bruins fall short against Stanford

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson No. 10 Michigan St ate 77, Michigan 44 : Liz Shimek led Michigan State with 16 points and the Spartans (10-3, 1-0 Big Ten) forced 29 turnovers in the win over the visiting Wolverines (6-8, 0-2). No. 16 New Mexico 55, New Mexico St ate 42 : Abbie Letz had a career-high 27 points and added 10 rebounds to help the Lobos (10-3) beat the visiting Aggies (3-8) for the 20th consecutive time. California 73, USC 68: Freshmen Devenai Hampton and Alexis Gray-Lawson combined for 43 points to help the Golden Bears (11-3, 3-1 Pac-10) slip past the visiting Trojans (8-5, 2-2). Gray-Lawson finished with 22 points and five rebounds, while the 6-3 Hampton had 21 points, six rebounds and three assists. Another Cal freshman, Ashley Walker, added 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Camille LeNoir led the Trojans with 24 points. No. 3 LSU 99, North Carolina A&T 35: Quianna Chaney scored a career-high 19 points to lead the Tigers (11-0) over the visiting Aggies (0-10). Chaney made seven field goals, including three 3-pointers, to join LSU reserves Kristen Morris (15 points) and Ashley Thomas (13) in double figures. No. 18 Purdue 61, No. 7 Ohio State 59: Ava Traore matched her career-high of 23 points to lead the Boilermakers (10-2, 2-0 Big Ten Conference) past the visiting Buckeyes (9-2, 1-1) and to their sixth consecutive victory. Ohio State’s Ashley Allen had a chance at a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired, but her shot bounced off the rim. Marscilla Packer led the Buckeyes with a career-high 19 points. center_img Candice Wiggins scored 30 points and Brooke Smith added 23 points and a career-high 14 rebounds to lead 14th-ranked Stanford to a 91-68 victory over UCLA on Sunday afternoon at Stanford. Krista Rappahahn added 17 points as the Cardinal (8-4, 3-1 Pac-10) won their 39th consecutive home conference game. Narbonne High graduate Lisa Willis, the Pac-10’s leading scorer, had 20 points and Nikki Blue finished with 13 for the Bruins (7-6, 2-2), who lost their fourth consecutive game on the road and their 14th in a row to Stanford. last_img read more

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BURST WATERMAINS CAUSES RESTRICTIONS IN RAPHOE AND CONVOY

first_imgDonegal County Council is putting in place water restrictions in the areas supplied by both Raphoe and Convoy Reservoirs between 10.00pm tonight and 7.00am tomorrow morning.These restrictions are necessary to allow for the replenishment of reservoirs following a major water main burst earlier today that depleted supplies within the Cooradoie Reservoir.These water restrictions are in addition to existing restrictions within the Stranorlar Electoral Area. These restrictions are: From 11.30pm to 6.00am reservoir/distribution mains will be switched off at· Lifford Reservoir – serving Lifford Town/ Coneyburrow and Roughan Road areas· Distribution Main – from Rossgier junction/ Porthall to Swilly Burn area including Newrow/ Tironeil area· Distribution Main – from Letterkenny Road (N14) Cavan Hill junction/ Glencash/ Drumleen/ Creaghadoos/ Gillystown area including Drumearn.From 10.00pm to 7.00am reservoir/distribution mains will be switched off at: · Tievebrack Reservoir – above Castlefin/ Castlederg Road/Bellalt/Meenlogher.· Gleneely Reservoir – above Crossroads and Knock/ Kinlitter, Lismullaghduff,Sallywood area· Ballynacor Reservoir – within the Edenamoghil/ Monellan/ Ballinman areasDonegal County Council has thanked the public for their co-operation and for their continuing efforts to conserve water.For further information and updates follow us on Twitter @donegalcouncil, on our Facebook page or visit www.donegalcoco.ie BURST WATERMAINS CAUSES RESTRICTIONS IN RAPHOE AND CONVOY was last modified: July 24th, 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:burst watermainsconvoyRaphoewater restrictionslast_img read more

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DDTV: GAA’S VIDEO ‘THANK YOU’ AFTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

first_imgTHIRTY-TWO counties – two different codes – and a whole lot of glory and despair.The GAA has made this short video as a thank you to the fans.Click to play.     DDTV: GAA’S VIDEO ‘THANK YOU’ AFTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 was last modified: October 4th, 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:DDTV: GAA’S VIDEO ‘THANK YOU’ AFTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2012last_img read more

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Family wins lottery to buy half-price NoHo condo

first_imgNORTH HOLLYWOOD – In a neighborhood where condominiums sell for $500,000, the prospect of a brand-new, two-bedroom condo at almost half-price seems too good to be true. But not for the Yoo family. They were the lucky winners of a lottery for a below-market-rate condo Wednesday night. They’ll pay between $275,000 and $290,000 for their new two-bedroom home, depending on their income, in a building where units have sold for up to $400,000. “I’m so very happy. This is our first home,” said an elated Jane Yoo, 46, a South Korean native who has lived in the United States for 27 years. Suresh Gupta developed the new 36-unit building at 11124 Burbank Blvd. and he agreed to sell one condo below market rate in exchange for permission from the CRA to build residential dwellings in a commercial zone. “There’s an affordability crisis. It’s our goal to get affordable into every rental and for-sale development that’s built,” said Steven Brady, real estate development agent with the CRA. The Yoos’ new condo has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a washer and dryer, patio and parking spaces for two cars. Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Yoo, her husband Simon, 45, and sons Timothy, 14, and Benjamin, 11, will soon move into their Burbank Boulevard home, which was sold at a reduced price under a city affordable housing program. The lottery was held by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services, which screened and helped prequalify three first-time homebuyers for the drawing. Councilman Tom LaBonge drew the name. The candidate families are all considered “moderate-income” and earn less than $55,100. The median price for a condominium in North Hollywood is $500,000, and you’d have to make about $120,000 annually to afford it. It’s nearly impossible for a low-income family to buy a condo or a small house in the current market, said Jo-An Turman, marketing director for Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services. “Where else can you buy unless you go way out of Los Angeles? It takes a situation like this, where an opportunity comes and you can buy a property below market value. This comes around so seldom.” last_img read more

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ELECTED (DONEGAL EA) TOM CONAGHAN (IND)

first_imgIndependent candidate Tom Conaghan (Ind) has been elected in the Donegal EA, following the tenth count. He joins fellow Independent candidate Niamh Kennedy upon being elected.Kennedy, Niamh Non-P. 0 1,984 Elected 0 0 0Conaghan, Tom Non-P. 169 2,117 Elected 133 0 0McEniff, Sean F.F. 9 1,906 0 78 0Campbell, John Non-P. 196 1,671 0 313 0Byrne, Brendan F.F. 143 1,584 0 400 0O’Neill, Barry F.G. 307 1,542 0 442 0Jordan, Noel Andrew S.F. 113 1,355 0 629 0McMahon, Michael S.F. 5 1,211 0 773 0Boyle, John F.G. -1178 0 Excluded 0 0 0McNulty, John F.G. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 0Naughton, Michéal F.F. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 0Kennedy, Jonathan Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 85McNulty, Joseph Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 118Mulhern, Bernie Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 262McManus, Lawrence Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 286McCafferty, Patricia Non-P. 0 0 Excluded 0 0 470 ELECTED (DONEGAL EA) TOM CONAGHAN (IND) was last modified: May 25th, 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:newsPoliticslast_img read more

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TD questions if Brexit sector impact report “even exists” as publication delayed by 6 months

first_imgFianna Fáil TD Niall Collins has criticised the tardy publication of a report focused on ‘Sectoral Implications arising from Brexit: Most Exposed Sectors’ which was promised before Christmas and is now not likely to be made public until 2018 at the earliest.A second Fianna Fáil TD,  Stephen Donnelly, has also criticised the delay – and questions whether the report even exists.Limerick Deputy Niall Collins was commenting after receiving a parliamentary reply from the new Minister, Health Humphreys where she states that “the aim is to publish the findings by end of Q2’. “This is very disappointing and demonstrates the consistent lack of action by the Department in preparing sectors heavily affected by Brexit to deal with its impact. The Minister must come clean about the reasons why such a delay is being tolerated by her, and why she is so afraid of releasing the contents into the public domain,” said Collins, who is Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.“Last November, the former Tánaiste and Minister, Frances Fitzgerald informed me that the analysis would be published by the end of 2017. I appreciate that a new Minister took office in December 2017, but I do not see how an additional six months in delays came about between November 2017 and this week,” Deputy Collins said.“March 2019, the date on which the UK is planning to leave the European Union, is now less than 14 months away, leaving businesses with just nine months to prepare for Brexit based on the analyses conducted by the Department.”Fianna Fáil is now calling on the Government to publish this analysis, and the review of Ireland’s enterprise strategy, ‘Enterprise 2025’, before the commencement of Phase II Brexit negotiations. Collins continues by saying that it seems that many sectors of Irish society, including the government, “have become numb to the potential damage and harm that Brexit will cause to Irish business, farming and enterprise.”“Full disclosure of all analyses, reports and data must take place as soon as possible,” he continued.“We owe this to our businesses and enterprises that are under-prepared for what is the greatest economic threat to the State since its foundation. We must be prepared for all potential scenarios that may come down the line. The best way to prepare, in my opinion, is to have as much information available as possible.”Collins’ Fianna Fáil colleague Stephen Donnelly TD has also slammed the delay, and questions whether the analyses even exist.“We have seen delays in the publishing of Sectoral Exposure Analyses, if they even exist at all, and through our engagement with organisations representing the interests of farmers, fishermen, exporters, health professionals and many others, it is obvious that domestically the Government is not preparing the Irish economy in the way it needs to withstand the consequences of a hard Brexit,” says Donnelly, Fianna Fáil’s Brexit Spokesperson. “At present with the current status of negotiations between the UK and the EU, we are on the road to a hard Brexit and, ultimately for us here in Ireland, a hard border on the island.“Even the most optimistic scenario with Northern Ireland staying in the Customs Union and Single Market will see a marked reduction in Irish GDP.“The chest beating of the past 18 months needs to be cooled down, and we need to start doing the ground work needed to protect Irish jobs.”TD questions if Brexit sector impact report “even exists” as publication delayed by 6 months was last modified: February 10th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Brexitfianna failniall collinsSectorSectoral Implications arising from Brexit: Most Exposed Sectorsstephen donnellylast_img read more

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