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Pres. Weah Extols President Trump for Extending DED

first_imgPres. Weah; “We remain grateful to President Trump for extending the DED.”President George Weah has praised Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, and the United States government for extending the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians residing in that country, an Executive Mansion release has said.According to the release, Weah spoke from at the occasion of the 243rd Independence Anniversary of the United States of America, held at the U.S. Embassy near Monrovia on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.President Weah said the decision to extend the DED, “clearly manifests the Trump administration’s commitment to the longstanding friendship between Liberia and the United States.”President Trump recently extended the DED for qualified Liberians residing in the United States.For President Weah, “Trump’s action is a humanitarian gesture of great significance to Liberia, its citizens, and the socioeconomic stability of our country.”With respect to Liberia’s relations with the United States, President Weah said since the inception of his administration 15 months ago, there has been steady growth in the relationship between the two countries.According to the President, occasions such as the celebration of independence anniversaries always provide both governments the chance to renew, and reaffirm the remarkable and historical friendship, which has for so long existed between the governments and peoples of the two countries.“In the intervening months since then, I have had the opportunity to visit your country, when I attended the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York in September of last year,” President Weah sad further.He added that during the visit, which took him to other cities and states, as well as the West Point Military Academy, “I was privileged to have had informal personal interactions with your President, Donald J. Trump, the first on the sidelines of the General Assembly meetings, as well as at the World Peace Forum in Paris, France in November, 2018.”President Weah extended congratulations to President Trump, and the Government and People of the United States of America on the observance of the 243rd Independence Anniversary of the the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

French woman seeks owner of WWII bracelet

first_img“Nicole feels if she can find his family and tell them the story behind that bracelet, they would also cherish it.” Through the bracelet’s serial numbers and military records, Hochstein learned Bishop died at 54 on May3, 1966, in Van Nuys. He is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. “I know 41 years is a long time ago, but we’re hoping he still has family in the San Fernando Valley,” she said. “I think they would like it. I know I would.” If you have any information on the family of Zachariah Edward Bishop, contact Hochstein at or at (703)455-2879. If you want to laugh for a great cause, plan to attend Wednesday’s benefit for the Special Olympics Tri-Valley Chapter, featuring comedian Jay Leno. The local chapter offers 14 sporting venues to more than 1,000 mentally challenged athletes in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. “Even though we use sports as our vehicle, what we are really trying to do is eliminate the stigma and stereotypes associated with individuals with mental handicaps,” said Jan Maseda, area director for the Tri-Valley Special Olympics. The show will be held at the Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling the Tri-Valley Special Olympics office at (818)342-0017. For guaranteed seating, call the Canyon Club at (818)879-5016. More than 300 of Al Viola’s friends from the music industry packed Barone’s Italian Restaurant in Van Nuys on Monday to pay final respects to the legendary guitar player who died last week of cancer at his Studio City home. He was 87. “It was overwhelming, all the love in that room for Al,” said his wife, Glenna Viola. “I think Al went through life never knowing how many people really loved him.” Many more knew Al from his unique sound, including his beautiful mandolin performance in “The Godfather,” and playing guitar for Frank Sinatra on such standards as “My Way” and “Witchcraft.” “Frank Sinatra Jr. came and talked for 30 minutes on how his father loved Al, and how his guitar playing knocked him out,” said Tom Monteleone, co-owner of Barone’s. “Al Viola was an incredibly talented, sweet, honorable man.” Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Marchand turned the two men over to local gendarmes (police) he knew sympathized with the French Resistance and could get the U.S. soldiers safely out of the country.” Before he left, Bishop thanked the farmer, then took the bracelet off his wrist and gave it to Marchand. “It’s a gift for the baby,” he said, referring to Marchand’s 2-day-old granddaughter – born the same day Bishop’s plane had been shot down. That baby, Nicole Grenouilloux, is now 62, and she still lives on her late grandfather’s farm. After her parents died in 2001, she launched a search to find Bishop’s family so she could return the bracelet. “Her family cherished it, and they often wondered whatever happened to the young serviceman,” said Hochstein, whose mother-in-law lives on a farm near Nicole in France. Odds and ends from around the Valley: Eileen Hochstein sat down last week at her computer in Springfield, Va., and wrote everything she knew about the gold bracelet. It had been owned by Army Pfc. Zachariah Edward Bishop, whose plane was shot down June12, 1944, over France. He and another soldier parachuted to safety and were given refuge by Georges Marchand, who owned a small farm outside the city of Tours. “After a few days, the family became worried because the Germans were searching the area for survivors,” Hochstein said. last_img read more

Why, Perez? ‘Rafa Benitez hasn’t won a FIFTH of what Carlo Ancelotti has’

first_imgRay Wilkins has expressed his amazement at Real Madrid president Florentino Perez’s decision to replace Carlo Ancelotti with Rafael Benitez.Ancelotti was shown the door on Monday little more than a year after he became only the second manager in history to win three European Cups when he guided Real to Champions League glory.Former Liverpool boss Benitez, who is currently at Napoli, is set to be his successor at the Bernabeu, but Wilkins insists the Spaniard is not of the same standard.The former Chelsea number two, who worked alongside Ancelotti during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge, told talkSPORT: “We talk about toughest jobs in world football and I think that is the toughest.“But Benitez hasn’t won a fifth of what Carlo Ancelotti has won, in terms of top honours.“You are talking about Ancelotti leaving and bringing in someone who hasn’t done a great deal with Napoli either, so it is a pretty strange world we are living in!”last_img read more


first_img”We played too much football,” was manager of the Media side CJ McGinley’s explanation after his side’s defeat by The Politicians at Bonagee last night.If that was his excuse for the 5-1 scoreline, then The Politicians must have played more football than the entire Premiership last season in those 60 minutes.This was the third meeting of the teams in honour of the late Donegal News editor John McCrory. He might not have liked the result but he would have enjoyed the manner in which the game was played.The Politicians lined out a packed team which included former Finn Harps goalkeeper Darren Nash who certainly still knows his way around the goalmouth area.Many said he was the difference between the sides and this writer, who fluffed his lines in front of goal too many times, will certainly agree.Seamus O’Domhnaill and brother Brian certainly gave as good as they got and first-timer Jack Murray of Sinn Fein also showed a quick turn of pace. Some of the veterans including Liam Blaney, Paul Canning and Paddy Harte Jnr proved they still have a few summers left.For the Media, several players didn’t deserve to be on the losing side.They included Evan Logan, Harry Walsh, Brenadan Devenney (yes the former GAA star) and Kevin McGinley.It’s hard to actually write these words but the final mention must go to Lord Mayor Frank McBrearty.The Raphoe man, who was superbly marshaled throughout by Evan Logan, scored the goal of the game with a stunning free-kick. Sportingly the Media didn’t complain that the free-kick was actually indirect or that it wasn’t actually a free-kick in the first place.We said we would never mention anything like that.Donegal News editor Columba Gill presented winning captain Senator Brian O’Domhnaill with the John McCrory Memorial Cup.POLITICIANS GET FIVE LUCKY GOALS AGAINST MEDIA IN JOHN MCCRORY CUP! was last modified: October 20th, 2012 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:JOHN MCCRORY MEMORIAL CUPMediapoliticianslast_img read more

No on Prop. 82

first_imgFEW people would dispute the merit of Proposition 82’s goals: offering preschool to every 4-year-old in California, helping kids to learn to read by third grade, decreasing dropout rates. The problem is that, if passed, Proposition 82 is unlikely to achieve these goals, and very likely to expand government bureaucracy. Why? Because at its core, the Rob Reiner-backed Preschool for All measure is just an expansion of a already-troubled educational system. The measure would raise approximately $2.4 billion a year by levying a 1.7 percent tax on wealthy Californians who earn upward of $400,000 a year. Much of that money would go toward building an entire new bureaucracy that could end up strangling many of the state’s existing, successful pre-school programs with red tape. For the sake of context, let’s revisit the last Reiner-backed initiative, and see how well that worked for California. Back in 1998, Reiner sponsored Proposition 10, which targeted another unpopular California minority smokers with a tax hike to pay for early childhood education programs. Some 20 percent of Proposition 10 revenues ended up falling under the control of the First 5 California Children and Families Commission, headed by none other than Reiner himself. So what did Team Reiner do with all that cash? Well, out of $800 million, some $230 million was blown on advertising and PR. The commission also spent $23 million touting the value of preschool programs at the very time Reiner was trying to get Proposition 82 on the ballot which is grossly inappropriate, if not technically illegal. With that track record, it takes some gall for Reiner to now come looking for yet more money for childhood education. Because most California 4-year-olds are already in a pre-school program of some kind, Proposition 82 would have the effect of providing a subsidy for a great many families who don’t need it. That would be fine if Sacramento had unlimited money and no other educational concerns, but it doesn’t. Before expanding California’s deeply troubled public-school system, we ought to fix the problems already endemic in the existing K-12 program. Smaller class sizes, better teachers and parental empowerment as well as higher academic standards would all seem more pressing priorities than a massive, unnecessary subsidy and a new bureaucracy. Good intentions aren’t enough to save Proposition 82 from its overwhelming flaws. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want 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

Crystal Palace are not out of relegation battle yet, says Swansea’s Paul Clement

first_img Paul Clement believes Crystal Palace are still in the relegation scrap Swansea boss Paul Clement feels Crystal Palace could yet be dragged into the fight for Premier League survival.With three games of the season remaining, Swansea and Hull appear locked in a battle over the final relegation spot with Middlesbrough set to join already-relegated Sunderland in the Sky Bet Championship next season.But Clement feels Sam Allardyce’s Palace – who are six points better off than the Swans with a far superior goal difference – are still in the relegation mix given their closing fixtures against Manchester City, Hull and Manchester United.“Palace have more of a cushion than Hull have,” Clement said ahead of Swansea’s home game with Everton on Saturday.“But the fact they have to play both Manchester teams and Hull at home as well puts an interesting twist on it.“I look at Hull, our biggest rival, and their game against Sunderland on Saturday and it is difficult to know which way that will go.“One team desperate for the points, the other one playing for pride at the end of the season.“Then they have a really tough game away to Crystal Palace and another one against Tottenham on the final day.“There are a lot of possibilities, but we are just focusing on beating Everton and keeping the pressure right on Hull.”Swansea seemed to be sliding towards the relegation trapdoor after going six games without a win in March and April, five of which were defeats, but Clement insisted yesterday that he would stay even if the club are relegated.But a 2-0 home victory over Stoke and a 1-1 draw at Manchester United last weekend has encouraged the Swans that they could beat the drop ahead of closing games against Everton, Sunderland and West Brom.“We have played well in the last two games and we go into the Everton game with a lot of confidence,” Clement said.“I would like us to be in a better position, but because I feel so confident in the way the team are playing I would take it going to the last day now.“To have to win on the last day and stay in the league, I would take that, but our target is to win our last three games.”Everton have, in effect, little to play for with Ronald Koeman’s side having already qualified for the Europa League next season through a top-seven berth.But Clement warned: “They will look to finish the season strongly.“They lost at home to Chelsea last week and good sides with good managers always want to put that right.“I don’t know how they will approach it, but we expect a good Everton.“We will not be complacent and think their season is over.“We have to respect a very good side with players like (Romelu) Lukaku and (Ross) Barkley, we know it will be difficult.” 1last_img read more


first_imgCongratulations: A clean sweep was made at the Donegal Hurling skills finals by Buncrana U14 hurlers in Letterkenny on Sunday evening. Dylan Duffy was the delighted and deserved winner closely followed by Paul Tourish and PJ Mc Carron. All three are committed young hurlers and a worthy winners and a credit to themselves and their families.U14 Hurling: Buncrana U14 hurlers secured the Donegal Féile title in Ballyshannon in more than impressive fashion on Saturday, with comfortable wins over Burt, Ballyshannon, St Eunans and Letterkenny Gaels. It wasn’t so much the size of the comfortable wins, it was more the skill, attitude and all round team performance from all the squad that was impressive. This now sets up a trip to Killeedy in west Limerick at the start of July for the Féile na nGael finals, which is just reward for their dedication to training all year. Team: Jason Campbell, Cathal Óg Wilson, Paul Tourish, Oisin Hegarty, Matthew Wilson, John Vaughan, PJ Mc Carron, Fiachra Mac Lochlainn, Ben Doherty, Niall Doherty, Oisin Grant, Dylan Duffy, Aran Craig, Oisin Doherty (Roe), Darren Connelly, Gavin Kelly, Ryan Hegarty, Mark Craig and Liam Doherty.These boys will also form the back bone of the clubs football team that will host Clonmel Commercials from Tipperary as part of the Derry Féile na nÓg, these dual players have the joy of pitting their skills against some of the country’s best young hurlers and footballers and will hopefully have a summer to remember. Thanks to John Rooney and the Aodh Ruadh club for hosting a well run tournament and for the refreshments for all afterwards.Senior and Reserve Football: Both sides lost out to Glenswilly on Sunday, the Reserves performed well in the first half, however were unable to hold on for the win. The senior side lost on a scoreline of 1-16 to 0-10. Next up for the Senior side is a home fixture on Friday night against MacCumhaill’s, throw-in times are yet to be confirmed.Senior Ladies Football: Our ladies team had to travel to a windy and wet St. Naul’s of Mountcharles on Sunday. The under-strength squad of Buncrana were faced with the experienced Mountcharles side and had to play in very tough underfoot conditions. The girls had a tough challenge on their hands from the outset, but they dealt with it well and created some great scoring changes for themselves.The talents of Caroline Gallagher, Dede Grant, Michelle Browne and Natasha Craig, to name but a few, helped keep the scoreline as close as they could throughout the match. The entire Buncrana squad showed great heart and spirit and teamwork throughout the 60 minutes, but all their efforts couldn’t earn them anything from this game; especially with the experience of county player Elish Ward in the Mountcharles team creating most of the attacking play for their opponents. So unfortunately St. Naul’s ran out winners comprehensively in the end, meaning the Buncrana ladies suffered their first defeat in their league campaign this year.Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in at the Scarvey. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment.U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Wednesdays at 5.30-6.30pm in Crana College. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome. U9/U10 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) and U10 Football (for children born in 2003) is on Friday evenings in the Scarvey from 6:30pm. New players are always welcome.U12 Football: The U12’s are hosting our second Blitz of the season, the teams that are coming are MacCumhaill’s, St Eunan’s, Bellaghy (Derry), St. Mary’s (Silgo) and Buncrana. The U12’s are now preparing for the U12 ‘All-Ireland’ blitz in Newry. We would urge all u12’s to be attending training as the squad has still to be selected. New members are always welcomed. The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm and Friday 7.00-8.30pm. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or @buncranagaa, or visit our website BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWS – CLEAN SWEEP AT HURLING SKILLS FINALS was last modified: May 12th, 2013 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: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWS – CLEAN SWEEP AT HURLING SKILLS FINALSlast_img read more


first_imgTHEY came out in their hundreds at the Plaza in Buncrana at the weekend for a charity boxing special – in aid of Concern Worldwide and Cerebral Palsy.Jonny Fair vs Derek Tighe was a…belter! Click the video to watch.Having an event for charity? does NOT charge charities for publicity for money-raising events. Send us your information, pictures and videos to VIDEO OF BUNCRANA CHARITY BOXING MATCH was last modified: December 4th, 2011 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:buncrana charity boxing matchlast_img read more


first_imgBoth a wedding and engagement ring have still not been claimed four days after being found.A Donegal shoe shop is still trying to reunite the owner of some priceless valuables with its owner – four days after they were found.A customer at Clarks Shoe Shop in Letterkenny found a wedding and an engagement ring outside the shop on Wednesday last.The kind staff went in search of the owner and thought it would be only a matter of time before they turned up. But despite a massive social media campaign which has sen hundreds of people share the story, the real owner has not come forward to claim the rings.A spokesman for the shop told Donegal Daily that they have received lots of phonecalls asking about the rings but nothing which matches the description of the items.“Hopefully someone will retrace their steps and come looking,” said a spokesperson for Clarks Shoe Shop.If you have lost the rings, please call into Clarks Shoe Shop and you can claim them. SHOE SHOP IN PLEA TO OWNER AFTER PRICELESS RINGS FOUND was last modified: August 22nd, 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) Tags:Clarks shoe shopdonegalengagement ringletterkennywedding ringlast_img read more

Injury blow for United ahead of Sunday’s clash with Chelsea

first_imgManchester United have received a blow ahead of Sunday’s game against Chelsea.It has been confirmed Shinji Kagawa, who picked up a knee injury during United’s Champions League clash with Braga this week, will miss the match at Stamford Bridge.United expect the player to be sidelined for three or four weeks.Click here for the Chelsea v Man Utd quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img