Home » Archive by category "dmyalktq"

Lawmaker’s US$10M Lawsuit against GOL for Daughter’s Death, Postponed

first_imgA hearing to set the basis for the Civil Law Court to determine whether or not to look into the merits and demerits of a US$10million lawsuit filed against the government of Liberia by Montserrado County Representative Edward Forh for the death of his daughter could not take place last Wednesday due to the absence of state lawyers in the courtroom.Justifying state lawyers’ absence on Wednesday, Judge Yussif Kaba, who is presiding over the case, said that he received a letter from the Full Bench of the Supreme Court instructing him to postpone the matter.Judge Kaba said the High Court’s decision was based on a letter from state lawyers informing it that they could not appear in court on Wednesday due to a weeklong prosecution training exercise in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Judge Kaba did not say when he would continue with the matter.Rep. Forh’s daughter, Nakita Forh, died on September 27, 2014, in the compound of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital (JFK) where she was taken after she allegedly suffered an asthma attack. Her death also coincided with the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease, which was responsible for the closing of several medical facilities in the country, including the JFK Hospital.She was taken to JFK with the hope that doctors at the hospital could help stabilize her breathing by means of an asthma nebulizer. This, however, did not happen, leading to Nakita’s death in the hospital’s compound. Rep. Forh is seeking wrongful death against the JFK management in the amount of US$10 million.Rep. Forh’s lawyer quoted him as saying: “The late Nakita Forh suffered an asthma attack on September 26, 2014. Based upon a doctor’s advice, she was rushed to the JFK Hospital to stabilize her breathing via an asthma nebulizer.”Rep. Forh claimed that upon arrival at the medical center, doctors and nurses refused to treat his daughter due to the hospital’s policy demanding clearance from an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) for anyone whose condition seemed severe.“I pleaded with them to stabilize her breathing but to no avail. I later took her home, managed her overnight and returned the next day, Saturday, September 27, 2014, to the hospital, but they still refused to see her…later she died in the hospital compound,” Rep. Forh said.Rep. Forh’s lawyer said the action of the defendants caused his client “psychological pain, mental anguish, emotional distress, frustration, while the deceased lost her future ambitions and other consequential injuries and damages.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Continue reading »

LFA-Orange 2019/20 National League Set to Kickoff Next Week

first_imgThe new league season will kick-off on Wednesday, November 27 (Photo: Anthony Kokoi)The 2018/19 Liberia national football league season was a remarkable one with lots of excitements, and new flavors added to attract more football fans.LPRC Oilers enjoyed their dominance in the First Division after emerging as unbeaten champions. The 2019/2020 league campaign could be more remarkable as the stage is now set for the official commencement of the new league season.Following a readjustment in the league’s commencement date due to appeals from several clubs, the league will kick-off on Wednesday, November 27.According to the fixtures, relegation survivors, NPA Anchors and Nimba United, will kick-off the campaign in the first match at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS), and will be followed by the second match between Small Town FC and Monrovia Club Breweries.Elsewhere at the Sanniquellie Sports Pitch, champions LPRC Oilers will begin their title defense against newly promoted Nimba Kwado. Runners-Up LISCR FC and another newly promoted side, Freeport, will begin their campaign when they face each other at the Nancy B. Doe Stadium in Kakata, Margibi County.In the final fixtures, traditional club Mighty Barrolle, who returned to the First Division after acquiring the slot of dissolved BYC, will begin their campaign at the Doris Williams Sports Pitch in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County against Cape Mount-based club FC Bea Mountain, while Watanga and Nimba FC will battle things out at the Blue Field in the PHP Community, Monrovia.Orange MoneyIn another exciting news, the prize money for LFA First Division has been boosted by additional L$100,000. As outlined in the rules of the 2019/2020 Orange sponsored national league, the champions of the 12-team league will bag home L$1.6 million, while the runners-up will take home L$600,000.Orange Liberia CEO, Mamadou Coulibaly (R) presenting a symbolic cheque to LPRC Oilers captain Solomon Wesseh(L) at the end of the 2018/19 league season.The prize money for both winners and runners-up during the previous season was L$1.5 million and L$500,000.In the Second and Women’s Division, additional L$50,000 was added to winners and runners-up prize money. In other words, Second Division champions and runners-up will now beg home L$700,000 and L$450,000 respectively, while Women’s Division champions and runners will get L$600,000 and L$350,000.LFA-Orange National League Awards:First DivisionWinners- L$1,600,000.00 + Cup + Gold Plated MedalsRunners-Up- L$600,000+ Silver MedalsSecond DivisionWinners- L$ 700,000.00 + Cup + Gold PlatedRunners-up- L$450,000.00 + Silver MedalsWomen’s DivisionWinners- L$ 600,000.00 + Cup + Gold Plated MedalsRunners-up- L$ 350,000.00 + Silver MedalsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Continue reading »

3 committed to High Court for trial

first_imgGreenwich Park stabbingThe three men charged with killing 22-year-old Dewaun Baksh of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), on New Year’s 2016 were all committed to stand trial in the High Court when they appeared at the Leonora Magistrate’s Courts on Monday.Dead: Dewaun BakshRocky Lallu, 28; Dhanraj Goberdhan, 30; and Abdool Hussain heard that a prima facie case was made out against them, and as such, they will stand trial in the High Court before a Judge and jury at the next sitting of the Demerara Assizes.On January 1, 2016, at Greenwich Park, East Bank Essequibo, at about 21:30h, Baksh was picked up and rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The young man, who had returned to Guyana after five years to celebrate Christmas with his family, left home in the company of two of his brothers to celebrate the New Year.They reportedly left home at about 17:40h to visit Bushy Park, Parika, but subsequently went to Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara and then to a popular shop in Greenwich Park.Abdool Hussain and Rocky LalluHowever, while there, Rafeek Baksh, the youngest of the three brothers recognised a man whom reportedly had a relationship with his sister some years ago. The man was with a group of men.Rafeek reportedly approached and asked the man if he remembered him to which the man answered “no”.One of the men from the group misinterpreted what was asked and proceeded to use abusive language towards Rafeek. Dewaun approached and enquired of his brother if he was ok and as they turned to walk away, they were attacked by the group of men with glass bottles.Dhanraj GoberdhanIt was during the attack that one of the men broke a glass bottle and stabbed Dewaun about his body.Lallu, Goberdhan and Hussain were later picked up and charged for the murder.last_img read more

Continue reading »

39% of population connected to Internet – Hughes

first_img…says ICT strategy to be ready for consultations shortlyAcknowledging that it may sound like a low number, Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes disclosed on Friday that slightly less than 40 per cent of Guyana’s population has Internet connectivity.She made this admission in the National Assembly as she defended the frequent statements in the public domain regarding Guyana’s fledgling Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector.“I know in the press, I’ve been carried talking about our drive to provide connectivity. We’ve connected all the Ministries at this point in time. Over 150 government agencies, over 195 schools and we’ve created and opened in communities over 125 ICT hubs where there’s free Internet access,” she said.“The Internet penetration rate in Guyana today stands at 305,007 persons. That means that 39.6 per cent of the current population of this country are using and connected to the Internet. It might sound low, but it’s over 300,000 persons.”Hughes stated that while persons may say there was an absence of a strategy, it actually has not been put out for consultation. But according to the Minister, that does not mean that things are not happening, as she believes there is enough indication and discussion about a strategy.“It’s my pleasure to say that the Ministry of Public Telecommunications is close to completing and bringing an ICT strategy out for consultations,” she related. “But in the meantime, I want to say that almost four or five times a month we demonstrate in a tangible way how that strategy is working.”Earlier this month, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) had hosted a road show in collaboration with the Ministry in various regions across Guyana. Some of the activities that were featured included an e-agriculture workshop, community outreaches, a cyber-security workshop, and an ICT youth fair.ICT strategyAt a recent press conference, Hughes had announced that the Government would be formulating a policy framework expected to bridge the gap which exists between the hinterland and coastal communities and steer Guyana into the 21st Century.“The Ministry of Public Telecommunications is developing the policy framework for the full utilisation of ICTs for our national development. This framework at a microeconomic level seeks to facilitate sustained economic growth and poverty reduction; promote social justice, transparency and equality; mainstream gender in national development; empower the youths and disadvantaged groups; stimulate investment and innovation and create universal access,” Minister Hughes had stated.She had noted that the benefits of the policy are goals which Guyana should work towards. However, the framework will only be effective if the current legislation is modernised, along with the development of the current ICT arrangement.“These, of course, are lofty goals which we’re determined to uphold and deliver. We recognise, however, that like every other policy initiative of this nature, there are going to be challenges. We have to continue to develop our ICT infrastructure. We also need to continue to modernise our current legislation and policy frameworks and we have to evolve our education methods and delivery for the 21st Century environment.”Meanwhile, it was announced that the training of personnel in the various fields of communication will also be done to highlight the intervention measures that are being taken by the Ministry to transform Guyana into a digital nation.“We are creating a digital Guyana. We know that we have to look critically at our human resource development and strategies and so our commitment to training will take us all there,” she had also said.The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) had noted in its end-of-year report that formal complaints against GTT totalled some 296 complaints for 2017, even more than the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).“The complaints received from GT&T followed the same trend as previous years with the majority of complaints received pertaining to technical issues. GTT has advised that the company is in the process of providing new technological installations to some of the areas which were previously served by the obsolete Fixed Wireless System (FWA),” the report had noted.“Data service via Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology is being offered to the Essequibo Coast. Areas such as La Grange on the West Bank of Demerara that was once served by the obsolete FWA system benefited from Fibre to the Home (FTTH),” the report had added.last_img read more

Continue reading »

Couple’s complaints force better treatment

first_imgCurrie says his wife’s situation was addressed quite quickly – in fact, the very day Eglinski became involved.Lisa Currie is now able to stay with her newborn in the hospital and get her dressings changed at the hospital.Northern Health was also instrumental in helping address the family’s concerns, says Currie.Chris Morey, Health Service Administrator for Northern Health in Fort Nelson, also declined to comment on a specific case. However, she says when a resident has a concern that is brought to Northern Health’s attention it is addressed and alternative arrangements can often be made.Advertisement Currie says although he doesn’t know if other people may have been in similar situations, he encourages anyone having a problem with a hospital to speak up and contact the health authority. A Fort Nelson couple endured a harrowing experience after a recent emergency C-section.Lisa Currie had a baby girl in a Prince George Hospital, in late August. The baby had to be kept in the intensive care unit, but Currie was discharged a few days later, says her husband John Currie.- Advertisement -Since she was no longer a patient in the hospital and did not have a place to stay at in the city, he says she had to go to the home care office to have her dressings changed.He says because she was staying with their new daughter in the hospital, she had to travel across town every day just to have the dressings changed, causing her a lot of pain from the movement.Currie was also concerned because his wife was in a lot of pain, and she felt she needed to take strong painkillers. However, she didn’t want to take them while breastfeeding because of the harmful effects they could have on the baby.That’s when he decided to post on the City of Fort Nelson’s blog about his concerns.Within the same day, City Councillor Kim Eglinski got involved. Although she declined to discuss the specifics of the case, she says the problem the Curries were facing was resolved.Advertisementlast_img read more

Continue reading »

Budget plan addresses health cost

first_imgLos Angeles County officials on Monday proposed a $21.2 billion budget for next year that pours money into public safety and health care and sets aside $400 million to help pay retirees’ soaring medical costs. Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen said early estimates put the county’s retiree health care deficit as high as $14 billion, some $5 billion more than previous estimates. Officials plan to release official estimates next month and are working with employee unions to develop strategies to address long-range costs. “It’s a big liability,” said Zev Yaroslavsky, who chairs the Board of Supervisors. “It’s a challenge for Los Angeles County and it’s an even bigger challenge for other governments that have been less responsible, financially speaking. But even for a county like ours that has been extremely responsible, this is going to be a huge ticket.” Most of the increased spending would go to the Sheriff’s Department, which is under a court order to improve jail conditions. Construction projects and beefed-up staffing are expected to help reduce the number of inmates granted early releases. As the new Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center opens early next year, replacing the famous “General Hospital” building, Janssen has earmarked $10 million to the Sheriff’s Department to assume responsibility for inmate outpatient medical services currently provided by LAC/USC Medical Center. Janssen said the new hospital will be state of the art. “It’s absolutely unbelievable,” Janssen said. “It’s the most sophisticated public hospital in the nation.” The budget also includes $2.6 million to fully fund and staff the new Los Angeles Regional Crime Laboratory, scheduled to open May 11. “It’s on time and under budget,” Janssen said. “It’s a miracle. I hate to say it, but the project was managed by the state of California.” The budget also provides $17 million to add 105 deputies to unincorporated areas, which have been beset in recent years with long response times to 911 calls. To address the county’s epidemic of gang violence, the budget calls for spending $6 million to hire 47 employees in the Sheriff’s and Probation departments and District Attorney’s Office. An additional $800,000 is proposed to create an intelligence center to allow police to track gang members in real time and exchange information about their activities. “The sheriff asked us for tens of millions of dollars for gangs, but this is what we could afford,” Janssen said. Under a federal consent decree to improve conditions in the juvenile halls and camps, the Probation Department will receive $75 million to redesign camps, restructure camp management, hire 336 staffers and meet other needs. To balance the health department budget, which now expects to go $300 million in the red in 2008-09, Janssen proposed transferring $100 million from the general fund and other areas to help stabilize the public hospital system. “I am still concerned about the Department of Health Services, where the structural deficit is quickly reaching a day of reckoning,” Supervisor Don Knabe said. “The health department is anticipating a shortfall of at least $80 million in this coming fiscal year, which must be addressed before we close the books on the year.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The annual taxpayer tab to pay for retiree health care costs has grown from about $200 million in 2003-04 to nearly $400 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The costs are expected to hit $500 million by 2010-11. Despite the retiree health deficit, Janssen said revenues are up for the third consecutive year, primarily because of elevated housing prices. However, officials warned that the slowing resale market presents the biggest risk to the county’s revenues and proposed a conservative 1 percent increase in spending. The county’s property tax revenues are expected to grow 6 percent, to $3.6 billion, in 2007-08, compared with 10 percent growth this year. “There is no question that the real-estate market remains warm enough to keep our property tax revenues expanding,” Supervisor Gloria Molina said. “Still, we must keep our cautious budgetary approach. It has kept this county’s coffers sound and, thus, preserved the public health and safety network upon which so many of the county’s hardworking families depend.” The proposed budget calls for hiring 1,425 new employees, boosting the county’s work force to 102,058. The county hit the 100,000 mark late last year. last_img read more

Continue reading »

BC Hydro, City sign Community Measures Agreement

first_img“The Site C project is delivering a lot of benefits for Peace region communities. It’s good to see many of the measures in the community agreement starting to flow into Fort St. John.”Agreements have also been reached with Taylor and Chetwynd, but the discussions with Hudson’s Hope and the Peace River Regional District are continuing. One of the measures in the agreement is a donation of $75,000 to non-profit organizations within Fort St. John that were identified by the City.The donations include $20,000 to both the Community Bridge and the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Centre.$5,000 will be given to Abbeyfield Houses of Fort St. John, the Fort St. John Arts Council,  to the North Peace Justice Society, to the Fort St. John Public Library, to the Fort St. John Literacy Society, North Peace Museum, and the BC SPCA North Peace Branch.“I’m very pleased to see the agreement with BC Hydro and the City of Fort St. John finalized,” said Pat Pimm, MLA, Peace River North.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — After three years of discussion between the City of Fort St. John and BC Hydro, the Community Measures Agreement regarding Site C has been signed by both parties at Fort St. John’s own Passive House.The agreement was implemented as a means of mitigating possible effects construction of Site C — most prominently, the influx of workers living here and using our resources — could have on the City.A consultation process went on for a few years to gather values the community wanted to see reflected in the agreement.- Advertisement -“The features of this agreement are a direct result of those discussions and will serve to protect the interests of our community,” said Mayor of Fort St. John, Lori Ackerman.BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald said the agreement’s measure will be a ‘meaningful benefit’ for citizens, while helping navigation the impact of a project on a local community.“We are pleased to reach a final agreement with the City of Fort St. John,” she said.Advertisementlast_img read more

Continue reading »

Viisage to buy biometrics rival Identix

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “This combination makes us a prime player in these programs,” said LaPenta, a longtime defense industry executive who got the chairman’s post last year after engineering a $100 million investment in Viisage. The deal calls for Identix shareholders to receive 0.473 of a new share of Viisage for each Identix share. At Wednesday’s closing price of $17.69 a share for Viisage, that would give the Identix shareholders stock worth about $8.37, or a 45 percent premium over Identix’s closing price of $5.78 on Wednesday. Identix shares rose $1.20, or 21 percent, to close at $6.98 in trading Thursday on the Nasdaq Stock Market, while Viisage shares fell $1, or 5.6 percent, to close at $16.70. While Identix shareholders will own about 59 percent of the combined company, LaPenta will become chairman and chief executive, and Viisage will have seven of the 12 seats on the board. One of Viisage’s board members is former CIA director George Tenet. Identix CEO Joseph J. Atick will become vice chairman and chief strategic officer of the combined company, which is to be based in Stamford, Conn., and likely will get a new name. The acquisition is expected to close in the year’s second quarter, subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals. Viisage and Identix bring strikingly similar financial profiles. In the 12-month period before Viisage’s last earnings report, the company lost $9.5 million on revenue of $70.3 million. In the same period, Identix lost $10.1 million on revenue of $79.9 million. In announcing the deal, the companies said their combined operations are expected to have about $220 million in revenue and at least $40 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in 2006. The new entity should be profitable by generally accepted accounting methods in the second half of this year, LaPenta said. From there, he pledged, the company can grow at more than 20 percent annually, even without future acquisitions. The technology behind biometrics – which identifies people based on personal characteristics such as the patterns in faces, fingers, eyes and voices – has existed for many years, though it has not seen huge use beyond access control in sensitive facilities. But after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, interest in biometrics began to take off. Now the technology is being incorporated into passports, identification cards and other government applications; analysts expect wider consumer uses to follow soon. That could include expansion of pay-by-fingerprint retail-checkout systems and biometric pads on computers to replace passwords. “Everybody’s starting to get used to biometrics now,” said Brian Ruttenbur, an analyst at Morgan Keegan & Co. who praised the rationale for the Viisage-Identix deal. LaPenta, a co-founder of defense electronics contractor L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. and a former executive at Loral Corp., said the biometrics market today reminds him of the aerospace and defense industry 30 years ago, when scores of entrepreneurial startups were clamoring for Cold War defense dollars. Ultimately, he said, many of those companies needed management help “to go to the next level,” a step he hoped to take with Thursday’s deal. He noted that aside from a few biometrics vendors, such as Cogent Systems Inc., “profit is a word that’s not associated with this space.” “I think we’re going to create a whole new paradigm in that area also,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOSTON – Viisage Technology Inc. is paying about $770 million in stock for rival biometrics provider Identix Inc. in hopes of creating a full-service homeland security company and grabbing a bigger chunk of a market that has blossomed since 9-11. Both companies offer facial-recognition technology, but Billerica, Mass.-based Viisage lacked Minnetonka, Minn.-based Identix’s prowess in fingerprint identification, which is the most commonly used biometric identifier. By melding their methods for facial recognition and integrating that with other biometric systems, the newly combined company expects to compete for government contracts surrounding travel security and document verification. In a conference call Thursday, Viisage Chairman Robert LaPenta cited several such programs, including the US-Visit border security project, the Registered Traveler pass for airport lines and Real ID, the national driver’s license law. last_img read more

Continue reading »

NIAMH DAVIS’ SPORTS INJURY CLINIC: AVOID THE SITTING DISEASE BY MOVING

first_imgBY NIAMH DAVIS: We are all guilty of sitting too much. It’s second nature and we never think twice about jumping in the car or on a bus, sitting, catching up on our favourite soaps and programmes.We sit and work on the computer and more often than not our jobs include sitting as well.Even worse than that our postures are usually a hunched position; shoulders forward head down, hips flexed and back in an unproductive curve.This will eventually lead to a permanently poor posture with restricted movement and pain in your back, hips and other places Our body is designed to be moving more often than not. One hour of exercise a day is great but what about the other 23?Put it this way, there are 8,760 hours in a year, 2,920 spent sleeping and if you are in an office job you spend, at least, 2,555 hours sitting.That’s not including travel, relaxation or anything else! That’s a lot of unnecessary sitting.Because of this we are all slowly forgetting how to use our body and our body is forgetting how it should function.What can you do about it though? Walk to work for a start. If it’s too far, park up early and do a short 10-minute walk to set you up for the day.Take the stairs and during the day get up and do things, take a lap of the office or work place, volunteer to do the coffee run anything that gets you up and moving.When sitting is unavoidable keep your posture in mind, don’t let your body hunch forward all the time. While rounding the shoulders off keep upright, strong and mindful.There are plenty of exercises that can be done discreetly at your desk.Try glute squeezes (clench your bum for 30 seconds and release). Calf raises, there doesn’t need to be any weight on them as long as you’re moving, another is putting something in between your knees and squeeze on and off for 3 minutes. A not so discrete stretch which can be done at home is “the couch stretch” .The easiest way to do this is to place one knee against the back of your couch and the other on the floor.Slowly raise your torso and squeeze your glutes with a nice tall stance. Hold the position for a minute or two and switch legs. You should feel this really stretch the front of the leg and into the groin area (quads and hip flexors) just don’t push yourself too hard.Yoga is a great way to stretch out after a long day of sitting. Attending a class a couple of times a week is not only helpful for your muscles and body but also your mind. If you “don’t have time” to attend a class set aside 15 minutes a day to complete some poses such as, the pigeon pose – it will stretch out your glutes (muscles in your bum) and give you relief from sitting all day.Downward facing dog is another yoga pose which can be frustrating to master but is great for stretching your hamstrings and calves while strengthening your arms and shoulders.Child pose is a simple and effective pose to stretch the hips and thighs but can also relieve back and neck pain.Although it is easy to get directions on each pose on the internet it is best to attend a yoga class to make sure these poses are being carried out in a safe manner.Sitting has become the new norm. More people are coming into my clinic with a tight chest and weak, sore backs.Don’t let your posture get any worse. Get off your seat and take steps (even if they are small) towards a more active day.Guest Columnist Niamh Davis is a neuro-musclar physical therapist based at Fit-Hub, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.Her Facebook page is here:https://www.facebook.com/Neuromuscular11/?ref=ts&fref=tsNIAMH DAVIS’ SPORTS INJURY CLINIC: AVOID THE SITTING DISEASE BY MOVING was last modified: May 21st, 2016 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:back painsinjury clinicNiamh DavispostureSITTINGlast_img read more

Continue reading »

ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: ST MICHAELS IMPRESSIVE AS THEY POWER PAST ST EUNANS

first_imgSt Michaels got their league campaign back-on-track with a hugely impressive victory over league champions St Eunans at O’Donnell Park earlier this afternoon. Colm McFadden was in stunning form as St Michaels powered past the challenge of St Eunans earlier this afternoon.St Michaels recorded a comprehensive 3-15 to 1-09 victory over the Letterkenny men who struggled to cope with the lively inside forward line of Colm McFadden, Oisin Langan and Michael Langan.17 year-old Michael Langan scored 1-2 from play, and was a constant menace to the St Eunans back-line. Oisin Langan expertly dispatched his two goals and was lively throughout the game, while Colm McFadden was in irresistible form.McFadden scored some sensational points particularly in the second-half, and the St Eunans defence were helpless in their attempts to stop the 2012 All-Star.The first-half was a close affair with both sides enjoying lengthy spells of dominance.Rory Kavanagh was excellent in the first-half and scored 1-2 in the opening period, but a goal from Michael Langan ensured St Michaels led by a point at the interval. In what was an excellent opening half of football, the only contentious moment was the decision by the referee Shaun McLaughlin to award Michael Gallagher with a black card.Gallagher was adjudged to have cynically dragged down Rory Kavanagh as the Donegal star powered down on goal.It appeared that Gallagher made a genuine attempt to win the ball and correct the decision would’ve been to award the free.The decision to show Gallagher the black card angered the large following of St Michaels supporters who felt the decision was harsh and unnecessary.However, once Oisin Langan found the net ten minutes into the second-half there was no way back for St Eunans as St Michaels powered on. St Michaels had a number of impressive performers on show, with Christy Toye, Ciaran Gallagher, Antoin McFadden and Michael Cannon controlling the game from the middle sector of the pitch.For St Eunans Rory Kavanagh and Eamon Doherty performed well, but Maxi Curran will be worried by his side’s collapse in the second-half.St Michaels will be delighted with the victory and the manner of the performance, especially after losing both fixtures last weekend to Ardara and Malin respectively.ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: ST MICHAELS IMPRESSIVE AS THEY POWER PAST ST EUNANS was last modified: June 8th, 2014 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:GAAnewsSportlast_img read more

Continue reading »