The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Officer in Charge, Dr. Remi Sogunro, recently donated 10 hospital beds to the Ministry of Health. The beds are to be used by lactating or newly delivered mothers, who are still being hosted by the health facility. Dr. Sogunro told the MOH representative that UNFPA authorities in the country are interested in seeing mothers and their babies live after delivery.He stated that the beds were among the best quality that can be used in any hospital.UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.Dr. Callau J. Howe, director of Family Health Division at MOH, thanked the UN agency for its unwavering support to the health and other sectors in the country. She reminisced that a few months before the Ebola outbreak in the country in March last year, UNFPA made a similar donation to the MOH.There have been reports of bed shortages at various health institutions in the country and because of this, hospitals have been forced to put two or sometimes three mothers along with their babies on one bed. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“It’s a small thing,” Real coach Zinedine Zidane said afterwards. “He is a bit worried, right now the ankle is a bit swollen, but he said it is not so bad.”Gerard Pique’s challenge had come as Ronaldo cancelled out Luis Suarez’s opener before Sergi Roberto was sent off on the stroke of half-time for an altercation with Real defender Marcelo.Barca, however, took the lead in the second half as Messi scored a brilliant individual goal only for Gareth Bale, who could earlier have been sent off, to have the last word in a thrilling Clasico, his emphatic strike earning Real a deserved draw.After initially taking treatment, Ronaldo played on for 31 minutes here before Zidane decided to substitute him at half-time, which may at least offer Real encouragement.“It’s just the movement, tomorrow we’ll see,” Zidane told Movistar. “The Champions League final? We’re going to do everything to make it.”Fears this meeting, which meant little in terms of the table, might lack intensity proved well wide of the mark as a pulsating contest, littered with controversy, could have been won at either end right up until the final whistle.Ronaldo’s injury, however, coupled with Barcelona avoiding defeat, despite playing a man down for the whole of the second half, meant the Catalans departed the happier side.Ernesto Valverde’s men, already crowned champions, are now three matches away from becoming the first team ever to finish a 38-game La Liga season unbeaten.Andres Iniesta overcame, or perhaps ignored, a niggling calf problem to play his 38th and final Clasico while Philippe Coutinho was picked to start his first. Iniesta went off to a standing ovation in the second half.Barca exploded out of the blocks and they were ahead within 10 minutes. Suarez swept the ball out to the right where Sergi ignored Messi’s run to the near post and returned the cross deep to Suarez. He finished into the bottom corner.– Equaliser comes at a cost –The lead, however, lasted four minutes. Just as Suarez initiated his goal, so did Ronaldo, a neat backheel freeing Toni Kroos, who found Karim Benzema at the back post. The Frenchman was cool enough to head back into the six-yard box, where Ronaldo bundled home.Ronaldo took treatment but was able temporarily to continue and could twice have given Real the lead. His first shot was saved by Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, the second fired wide of the far post.In between, Messi had played in Jordi Alba with a sumptuous ball over the top but even he lost his cool during five mad minutes at the end of the first period.Suarez felt he had been elbowed by Sergio Ramos, prompting the first round of scuffles, before Messi was booked for flying into the defender on the touchline.Bale was then lucky not to be sent off for stabbing his studs into Samuel Umtiti’s calf and moments later Sergi did see red, as he threw a hand into the face of Marcelo.The home fans were raging as the half-time whistle blew but, with Marco Asensio on for Ronaldo, they were celebrating eight minutes after the restart.Suarez’s blatant kick on Raphael Varane went unpunished and from there it was all about Messi. He skipped away first from Ramos, and then Casemiro, before firing into the bottom corner.Even Zidane was smiling on the touchline.Real struggled to capitalise on their one-man advantage until the 72nd minute, when Bale raced onto Asensio’s pass and whipped the ball first-time into the top corner. It was the Welshman’s 15th goal in 24 matches this year.Real should have had a late penalty when Alba cleared out Marcelo but referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez somehow decided the challenge was clean. It was the final controversy of a surprisingly heated derby.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi bagged his 33rd league goal of the season as Barcelona drew with arch rivals Real Madrid © AFP / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, May 6 – Lionel Messi weaved his magic to keep 10-man Barcelona’s unbeaten season alive as a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday left Real Madrid sweating over an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo was forced off at half-time after appearing to hurt his ankle and Real will be hoping their star striker can now recover in time for the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26.
1 Paris Saint-Germain are still yet to make a formal offer for Manchester United flop Angel Di Maria.talkSPORT told you on Tuesday how the Argentina international had, in principle, agreed personal terms with the French champions.However, according to L’Equipe, United and PSG are still locked in discussions and no formal bid has been made.That scenario is expected to change quickly, though, with both parties keen for a deal to be concluded within the next week.United splashed out a British record 59.7m to bring Di Maria to Old Trafford from Real Madrid last summer and it is thought they want to recoup nearly all of that.PSG, on the other hand, are desperate to make a marquee signing and Di Maria’s arrival could be offset by the departures of Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi. Angel Di Maria
A number of athletes travelled to the Racecourse Grounds in Sligo last weekend where the course and conditions were difficult.There was some excellent performances and great experience gained. The u-16 girls team competed well with Jade O’Donnell, Zaria Boyle, Caroline Sharkey and Aideen Meehan all making the Donegal team who finished 8th team overall.Worth noting also was Meabh McBride who got on the Donegal team who finished 6th in the u-12 girls. Thanks to all who travelled and helped out. Training continues next week at Carrickfinn on Wednesday at 5:30 and Friday at 4pm.The club monthly meeting was held last Thursday night and there was a good attendance and there is plans for a club walk/jog/run on New Years Day so watch for details.The club underage presentation night will take place in the hall in Mullaghduff on Wednesday Dec 14th at 7pm. All children and parents are asked to come along.ROSSES ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 29th, 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:Rosses Athletic Club notes
Red Hughs Club News: U13 GIRLSOur u13 girls came out on top in their quarter final match against moville at monellan park on Sunday afternoon in what can only be described as a superb team performance , from the throw in our midfield Caitlin geary and Chloe Coyle took control , the half and full forwards showed no mercy in taking turns with great scores and plays from serena Aimee, Lucy, Alisha ,Ella and Niamh. The backs allowed very little past our 45 line with orla mcelchar showing leadership and Ciara ,aoife , aoibheann, Elin and Emma leaving moville going in at half time scoreless . The second half showed how important having a good line up on the bench is with Ellen , Demi-Leigh , aine and goal scoring Jessica coming on in the second half to help tired legs.well done to the girls who now play st nauls next week in the Dev B semi final. Thanks for the support and massive thanks to the parents who provided and helped with the beautiful tea afterwards Junior Strictly Come DancingThe Junior Strictly that took place on Friday turned out to be a great success with thirteen couples taking part and a massive crowd attending. Congratulations to winning couple Cathair and Caitlin. We would like to thank everyone for there support and of course anyone who helped out in any way.Fundraiser MatchTickets for the Cappry Rovers v Red Hughs first half soccer second half gaelic match in aid of the Caolan Melaugh Fund are now available from any senior team players or from Bradleys Shop, the tickets are €5. The match is taking place in Cappry Park on Sunday the 30th of October with kick off at 6:30pm. There are refreshments and an auction in the Roadhouse Bar afterwards at 9pm You can also donate at the gate on the night.Online Shop Red Hugh’s online shop is now available to all in time for the Christmas shopping. More styles will be added as O’Neills update their range for the coming year. https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-te…/…/ireland/red-hughs.html Tickets now on sale for fundraising match for brave little Caolan Melaugh was last modified: October 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAARED HUGHS.Sport
The Sinn Féin TD for Donegal South West, Pearse Doherty has called on local TDs to support the Sinn Féin motion on Thursday which calls on the government to reverse cuts to schools in disadvantaged areas.The motion also makes specific mention of the plight of small rural schools which are in danger of losing teachers, with some facing outright closure and calls for this policy to be abandoned.Deputy Doherty told us: “Changes to the staffing schedule in Budget 2012 will mean that dozens of small primary schools across Donegal will lose teachers, forcing pupils to be taught in larger classes an remaining teachers forced to teach multiple classes. “The government have not hid the fact that the reason that they have done this to schools with less than 86 pupils in them is to encourage these schools to close and amalgamate with other schools. Donegal is one of the worst effected counties with over 110 schools with less than 100 pupils in them.“The Sinn Féin motion that both Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and I have co-sponsored which will be debated in the Dáil on Wednesday and Thursday this week calls for the reversal of these measures.“While these education cuts were part of last December’s budget and are due to take effect in September of this year there has never been a vote on it until now. There is now an opportunity for those who believe in the right to a decent education regardless of where you live, to stand up and ensure that these unfair and unwise measures are revoked.”The section of the Sinn Fein education motion “notes that phased staffing adjustments in small schools with fewer than five teachers will leave an estimated 1,500 small schools struggling with higher teacher-pupil ratios and will lead to the closure of many rural schools” and “calls upon the Government Minister for Education to rescind these cuts as a matter of urgency.” © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com TD DOHERTY TURNS SCREW ON FINE GAEL DEPUTIES OVER SCHOOL CUTS was last modified: January 9th, 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:donegaldonegal school cutsPearse DohertySinn Fein TD
The Department for Social Protection has received scathing criticism following news that the Community Welfare service is to be removed from Annagry and Gaoth Dobhair and moved to offices further away such as the public services centre in Dungloe.Speaking of the move, local community activist Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said the move was a blow to local families and that consultation with the community was needed before such decisions were made.“Moving these services out of the rural areas and into the larger towns will only cause more hardship on families who already find themselves in difficult times” Mr Mac Giolla Easbuig said. “There is stress enough for people having to ask for help in the first place and this will only now be exacerbated by having to make their way to a town even further away.“The public transport in these rural areas is not adequate enough for people to make the journey from the rural areas to these new offices and what transport is available will cost the people more money to make the longer return journeys.”Speaking of the decision Mr Mac Giolla Easbuig said that the government had no understanding of rural communities in Ireland. “There has been no consultation with the local people of these rural areas in regard to this decision and there never is in such matters. These decisions are made by people who have little or no understanding of what living in rural Ireland is like and making such decisions would leave people to believe that the government are intent in stripping back the rural communities in this country.“So I would insist that the Department of Social Protection halt this move and and have a proper and public discussion with the communities that the move will affect. It is only right that the people are consulted on matters that will impact on our communities and it is time that the government began seeing the realities and hardships of life that the ordinary people have to face on a day to day basis.” ANGER AS WELFARE OFFICES IN WEST DONEGAL TO CLOSE was last modified: September 26th, 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:Annagrydole office closuresdonegal daily newsdungloeGaoth Dobhair
It was overshadowed in the drama of another riveting finish in the PGA Championship – the most consistently exciting of the four majors, dating to Steve Elkington’s playoff win at Riviera Country Club in 1995. But one of the subplots of the year’s final major, which featured eight former major champions among its final top 10, with Phil Mickelson prevailing by a stroke, was how close Tiger Woods came to pulling off golf’s first Grand Slam in 75 years. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Few thought Woods needed to change anything after he won the Masters by 12 strokes in 1997, his first full year on tour. But he was tinkering with his swing the following year and heard questions about it until 2000 when he won nine times, including three majors, after an eight-win season in 1999. More adjustments, it turned out, were in the works after Woods added five more wins each year from 2001 to 2003. His latest fine-tuning, which left him with just one victory last year, has led to a resurgence this year with four wins including two majors to run his career tour victory total to 44. The only thing more impressive than Woods’ win total might be his age. Woods won’t turn 30 until Dec. 30, three weeks after his annual Target World Challenge fundraising tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Holtby starts fast: Paul Holtby of Simi Valley led all area professionals after the first round of this week’s Southern California PGA Club Professional Championship at PGA of Southern California Golf Club in Beaumont. The 1998 SCPGA Player of the Year opened with a 3-under-par 69 on the 7,377-yard Champions course, good for a share of fourth place behind first-round leader Matt Viguerie of Mission Viejo (67). The winner of the 54-hole event, which concludes today, will gain berths in three PGA Tour events next year and a Nationwide Tour event this year. The Masters and British Open champion finished two shots back of Michael Campbell at the U.S. Open and two behind Mickelson in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., where Woods stormed back with a 69-66-68 finish after a 75 start. No one played better over the final three rounds than Woods, who has returned to the top of the world golf rankings and rarely is questioned about the swing change that has brought about this second wave of dominance in less than 10 years. The section champion receives exemptions into the 2006 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in Palm Desert, Buick Invitational in San Diego and Nissan Open at Riviera. The winner also receives admission into next month’s Nationwide Tour Mark Christopher Charity Classic at Empire Lakes Golf Club in Rancho Cucamonga. Holtby, who teaches at Tom Barber Golf Center in Moorpark, has played in the Buick Invitational and Nissan Open each in the past two seasons by surviving four consecutive Monday qualifying tournaments. He was one of four area pros among the top 10 after the opening round of the section club championship. Scott Heyn of Granada Hills, Scott Miller of Oak Park and Mark Wilson of Westlake Village shared seventh place after posting first-round 70s. Greg Frederick, head pro at Glendale’s Oakmont Country Club and 2002 SCPGA Golf Professional of the Year, opened with a 71 to tie for 12th in a group of 11, including defending champion Chris Starkjohann, who represented the section in last week’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol. Brad Sherfy and John Fiedler of Camarillo, Roger Gunn of Oak Park, Markel Taylor of Thousand Oaks and Richard Greenwood of Agoura Hills are other area entries in the 117-player field, which will advance its top 10 finishers to the 2006 National Club Professional Championship. Another USGA final: Tim Hogarth of Northridge, the 1996 U.S. Public Links titlist, who will compete in his second consecutive U.S. Amateur next week, has added the U.S. Mid-Amateur to the U.S. Golf Association championship tournaments he will play in this summer. The former Cal State Northridge golfer shot a 76 for the low score in a field of 36 in his Mid-Am qualifier at 6,985-yard, par-72 Saticoy Country Club in Somis. Camarillo residents David Strang Jr. and Kevin Todey shot 78s, then survived a five-man playoff to claim the final two Saticoy berths for the Sept. 10-15 Mid-Am Championship, which will be played at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn. Jason Goode of Castaic and 1999 Southern California Golf Association champion John Pate of Santa Barbara claimed the two alternate spots. Simi Valley resident Mitch Voges, who won the U.S. Amateur championship at The Honors Course in 1991, also advanced to the playoff. In a U.S. Mid-Am qualifier at 6,518-yard, par-71 San Gabriel Country Club, Dan Sullivan of Pasadena survived a four-man playoff at 70 for the last three of five berths available. Keith Kinsel, the Oakmont Country Club multiple club champion who will join Hogarth and Roy Moon of North Hills as area entries in U.S. Amateur, missed a playoff at the San Gabriel Mid-Am qualifier by a stroke. Greg Lopez of San Clemente shot 68 for the low score in the 80-man qualifier at San Gabriel. Presidents Cup: Jack Nicklaus selected Fred Couples and Justin Leonard tp captain the U.S. team that will play in next month’s Presidents Cup at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in northern Virginia. Leonard, the hero of the U.S. comeback victory in the 1999 Ryder Cup, finished 11th in the point system that gained the top 10 Woods, Mickelson, David Toms, Kenny Perry, Chris DiMarco, Jim Furyk, Fred Funk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III and Scott Verplank automatic spots on the U.S. team. Couples, who finished 17th in the standings, has an 8-3-1 record in Presidents Cup play and is 6-1 at the Jones course that will be used for the Sept. 23-25 competition. “I am trying to represent the United States with the best team we can field,” Nicklaus said. “Not always does the points system reflect what you feel are the best players.” Dave Shelburne covers golf for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3609 or email@example.com ON THE GREEN WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS NEC Invitational at Akron, Ohio Course: Firestone Country Club, South Course (7,360 yards, par-70). Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Purse: $7.5 million ($1.3 million to winner). TV: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Ch. 2 (Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). PGA TOUR Reno-Tahoe Open at Reno, Nev. Course: Montreux Golf and Country Club (7,472 yards, par-72). Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Purse: $3 million, ($540,000 to winner). TV: The Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 6-8:30 p.m.). LPGA TOUR Safeway Classic at Portland, Ore. Course: Columbia Edgewater Country Club (6,327 yards, par-72). Schedule: Friday-Sunday. Purse: $1.4 million ($210,000 to winner). TV: The Golf Channel (Friday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m.). CHAMPIONS Greater Seattle Champions Classic at Snoqualmie, Wash. Course: TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge (7,264 yards, par-72). Schedule: Friday-Sunday. Purse: $1.6 million ($240,000 to winner). TV: The Golf Channel (Friday-Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m.). TOP SCORERS PGA Tiger Woods 68.70 Vijay Singh 69.07 Phil Mickelson 69.10 Jim Furyk 69.25 LPGA Annika Sorenstam 69.48 Kristie Kerr 70.96 Paula Creamer 71.17 Lorena Ochoa 71.27 CHAMPIONS Dana Quigley 69.56 Mark McNulty 69.68 D.A. Weibring 69.73 Craig Stadler 69.79 SPOTLIGHT PHIL MICKELSON The 2004 Masters champion won his second major Monday, completing a rain-delayed 67-65-72-72276 effort in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. Mickelson’s 4-under-par total put him one stroke ahead of Thomas Bjorn and 1995 PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington. Tiger Woods and Davis Love III finished two strokes behind Mickelson, and recent U.S. Open champions Retief Goosen (2004) and Michael Campbell (2005) were three strokes back in a final top-10 that included eight winners of major championships. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A win for Ollie Horgan’s side over Wexford Youths at Ferrycarrig Park on this Friday night (kick-off 8.00) will secure Finn Harps Premier Division status for next season. A draw might also be enough as the Donegal side has a slightly superior goal difference at the moment. This is a huge match for both sides as Wexford still have a chance of avoiding the relegation play-off place. A victory at Ferrycarrig Park will be a very difficult task as Harps have only taken a point in the two previous meetings between the sides this season. It was a 1-1 draw at Ferrycarrig Park at the end of April where Ryan Curran had put the visitors in front with a first half goal. On the last Friday of July, Horgan’s men suffered a surprise and significant 1-0 defeat in Ballybofey against Shane Keegan’s side.Horgan has further defensive headaches ahead of the trip to the Southeast as the teak-tough Damian McNulty is suspended and he will also miss the final league game of the season on Friday week against Bohemians at Finn Park as he serves a two-match ban. Another centre-half Keith Cowan is out long-term with a knee injury so the manager could look to Packie Mailey or Tommy McMonagle to fill the McNulty vacancy. However, it seems extremely unlikely that Horgan will get Josh Mailey back from England for the game. The manager also has injury concerns over Sean Houston who didn’t play against Cork City last Friday night as well as doubts over Barry Molloy, Adam Hanlon and Mickey Funston who had to retire after just a couple of minutes with a head injury at Turners Cross. Striker Ruairi Keating is out again due to ankle ligament damage. As a result of the uncertainty over a number of players Horgan confirmed that Gareth Doherty who impressed in the Harps U19s semi-final against UCD will be part of the squad heading to the South East. “It’s a massive match for us against Wexford who we have struggled against down the years and they have always finished ahead of us in the league table. It’s going to be very difficult but we must get a result at Ferrycarrig Park” Horgan said. With Wexford Youths winning 5-4 against Galway Utd in a remarkable match at Ferrycarraig Park last Friday night it means Shane Keegan’s side has cut the gap between themselves and Harps to six points.Wexford have a game in hand on Harps which will be played on Monday night away to Cork City. The final series of games in this season’s League of Ireland Premier Division are on next Friday when Harps host Bohemians in Ballybofey while Wexford travel to the Showgrounds to take on Sligo Rovers. TEAM NEWS: Unavailable: Josh MaileySuspended: Damian McNultyInjuries: Keith Cowan, Ruairi KeatingDoubtful: Sean Houston, Barry Molloy, Adam Hanlon, Mickey FunstonHorgan – “It’s a massive match, but we must get a result against Wexford” was last modified: October 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants’ search for Bruce Bochy’s successor has officially begun.At an end-of-season press conference held Tuesday at Oracle Park, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi announced the club has identified two internal candidates who will be interviewed this week.Bench coach Hensley Meulens and third base coach Ron Wotus will be among the eight-to-10 candidates the Giants speak to about their managerial vacancy over the next month.“They will be in to at …