Spain will face Japan without Garbiñe Muguruza

first_imgAnabel Medina confused the significance of the function of Carla Suárez as crew chief after the absence of Muguruza. “It’s a essential qualifier for us and, as well as, very particular as a result of for Carla Suárez it will be her final 12 months within the Federation Cup. The entire crew may be very excited and we encourage the followers to come back and assist La Manga, “mentioned the nationwide coach.Osaka will lead JapanGarbiñe will be low with Spain … however Japan will take the very best tennis participant to the tie: Naomi Osaka The Japanese, absent in final 12 months’s tie, will lead the Japanese crew that will be accomplished by Misaki, Doi, Yumi Nara, Eina Shibahara and Shuko Aoyama and that they will have Toshihisa Dobashi as captain. Garbiñe Mugurza will not be on the Spain crew that faces Japan within the Fed Cup on February 7 and eight on the La Manga Membership Tennis Middle in Cartagena, the place Spain will play the cross to the ultimate part of the match that will happen in Budapest from April 14 to 19 and the place 12 nations will play.The captain of the Spanish crew, Anabel Medina, has launched an inventory that will lead Carla Suárez, who’s taking part in his final season as knowledgeable, and during which they will even be Sara Sorribes, Aliona Bolsova, Lara Arruabarrena (who returns two years later) and Georgina García-Pérez, heroine final 12 months earlier than the Japanese.last_img read more

Harden, Rockets get 90 in first half, beat Suns 142-116

first_imgPHOENIX, AZ – NOVEMBER 16: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts to a three point shot against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 16, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPPHOENIX, Arizona—James Harden had 23 of his 48 points in the second quarter while the Houston Rockets scored 90 points in the first half en route to a 142-116 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.Houston dominated with Chris Paul back in the lineup after missing 14 games with a knee injury. The Rockets made 61 percent of their first-half shots to match the second-most points in a first half in NBA history.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ He finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds.Monroe played amid speculation that he could be traded or have his contract bought out.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ryan Anderson added 24 points for the Rockets, who have won seven of eight.The Suns also shot well in the first half, getting 65 points before the break. They got the lead down to 14 with one of Troy Daniels’ six 3-pointers in the second quarter, but the Rockets repeatedly scored with ease at the other end.Daniels tied a Suns franchise record for 3s in a quarter and led Phoenix with 23 points. Devin Booker added 18 points and 10 assists.The Suns have lost seven of eight.As the first half came to a close, a fan yelled at D’Antoni from the stands. “Sit down Mike, you’re up 40!” D’Antoni, a former Suns coach, turned and deadpanned, “It’s 25. You can’t count.”Center Greg Monroe made his Suns debut, starting and playing 26 minutes. Monroe, acquired by Phoenix from Milwaukee with two draft picks for guard Eric Bledsoe on Nov. 7, was dealing with a left calf strain when he arrived.ADVERTISEMENT Wilder calls out Joshua again for big heavyweight fight Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Houston came up 14 points shy of the franchise record for points in a game. The Rockets knocked down 21 of 44 3-point attempts, and Harden made all 18 of his free throws.Harden, the NBA’s leading scorer, had 33 points at halftime. Houston used a 13-1 over the final 3:08 of the first quarter to take control and was never threatened after that, leading 45-23 going into the second.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the thronePaul, who hadn’t played since the season opener, got the start and didn’t miss a beat, scoring 11 points and handing out 10 assists in limited action.Coach Mike D’Antoni said before the game that getting the two stars, Harden and Paul, in sync will “take care of itself over the next week or so.” D’Antoni planned to play Paul for 20 minutes; Paul saw 21 minutes of action and sat out most of the fourth quarter. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Rescue West Point and Other Monrovia Beaches

first_imgIs there an emergency   fund anywhere in the government of Liberia? Should there be one, we know of nothing more urgent than reinstating the Beach and Waterways Project of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA).Why the urgency?  Christmas is here.  What treat shall we give the tens of thousands of our   children living in West   Point, Clara Town, Point Four, Popo Beach, New Kru Town and South Beach?  Is it going to be lots of good food, new clothing and footwear, toys and other goodies? Or is it going to be, by woeful contrast, renewed defecation and the indiscriminate throwing of trash on these beaches, inviting swarms of flies, rats and roaches to make the children sick?If nothing is done, and done immediately, the flies, rats and roaches will poison our   children’s Christmas and their general wellbeing for the foreseeable future.    Instead of giving them a good time, they will get sick with cholera, diarrhea and malaria, brought on by these deadly disease carriers.It was on behalf of these tens of thousands of children in these beach communities that we heard yesterday on our back page, the cry of West Point Commissioner Miatta Flowers.  She told our Senior Reporter, Omari Jackson, that she was worried that if the LMA Beach and Waterways Project were not restored, the children and general populations of these areas would suffer the deadly consequences.All of us and our government should remember that the people we are talking about are among the most vulnerable in the society.  They are poor and deprived, since the vast majority of their parents are either self-employed petty traders or not employed at all.  When the Man whose birthday we celebrate tomorrow uttered these words, “The kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these,” Christ was talking precisely about the children of South Beach, West Point, Clara Town, Point Four, Popo Beach, New Kru Town and all the nation’s slum and other impoverished  communities.So in all our last minute shopping and other preparations for this most important holiday, Christmas, let us remember these children and do whatever we can to rescue them from this totally unnecessary but deadly malaise. What can we do?  What can anyone do? Pick up our cell phones and call someone who cares or should care and who is able to do something about the problem.  Pick up ourselves and go find someone who can make the difference.  Finance Minister Amara Konneh has left the country.  So the next best person to call, visit or engage is the President herself, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  Persuade her to get her lieutenants to find the money from somewhere to restore the LMA’s Beach and Waterways Project.If we do nothing else for these children, let us do this one.  It is not just about giving them a good Christmas; it is about saving lives by saving our environment.Let us remember, too, that in most of our neighboring countries, Sierra Leone, La Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia and Senegal, the people are using their beaches to bring in thousands of tourists throughout the year to spend their money and provide jobs for the local populations.Let us begin this Christmas by injecting some pride in ourselves by making our beaches a playground for our children and our people in general.  This commitment to protect and make good uses of our beaches will pave the way for the development of the tourist industry in Liberia.There have been talks of the creation of a National Tourism Authority, an autonomous body that will organize tourism in Liberia.  This is necessary since the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) has failed to do anything about tourism—or culture or even information itself.Let us in Liberia finally realize that tourism is a money maker and a job creator.  Let the development of our tourist industry be a New Year resolution that will be taken seriously and forcefully implemented.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Put the National Cultural Center Where It Belongs: in Bomi’s Dowein District

first_imgMost of us have heard of Bai T. Moore, the celebrated Liberian and international cultural icon, who did so much for cultural reawakening in Liberia.But how many of us have heard of Dwuala Bukele?  Well, he was the inventor of the Vai Script, the written  expression of the Vai language.  It was one of only two African languages that have their original scripts, unrelated to the Latin or Arabic alphabets.  In other words, they are original.So what is the point about these two men?  What is the relationship between Bai T. Moore and Dwuala Bukele?   Both of them hail from the same Dowein culture that links the Vais (Dwuala), Golas and the Deys (Bai T.).  These cultures have very deep and strong linkages with indigenous cultures that crisscross Montserrado, Margibi (especially the greater Kakata-Firestone area), Bong, Nimba, Grand Bassa, Lofa and Gbarpolu counties.   It is in these cultures that the Porro and Sande traditions are strongest.Bai T. Moore’s remains are buried in Dimeh.  Not far up the street from Dimeh is the Besao Cultural Village, a place that Bai T. frequently took cultural enthusiasts on pilgrimages.  We understand that some of the early Liberian kings are buried there. The point we are trying to make is that we know of no better place for the National Cultural Center that in the Dimeh-Besao areas.  But the Ministry of Information and the Liberian government want to plant the new Cultural Center in Marshall, a place totally alien to Liberian indigenous culture.  We know of no Porro or Sande bushes in Marshall, nor do we know of any substantial cultural groups in the area.  What we do remember is that when Mr. John Bestman opened his  motel in Marshall a few years ago, he invited Julie Endee and her Crusaders for Peace to do the cultural honors for Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and other dignitaries.On the other hand, there are many cultural activities ongoing all of the time in Dimeh and Besao.  Both the Porro and Sande bushes are in Besao.  Unconfirmed sources say it was in Besao that President Tolbert joined the Porro Society.  We understand that in 1978 he accompanied the King of Lesotho to Besao.  And King Njola, one of the signers of the Land Treaty with the settlers, is buried in Besao.  Another very powerful historical figure, King Sao Boso, is buried not too far from Besao, in Gbarpolu, most probably in Bopolu, one of the county’s main towns.This Dewoin area we are proposing for the location of the National Cultural Center is, it seems to us, the most natural place for such a center.  What is there in Marshall besides the fishing village of Fanti Town?  Yes, there is the proposed new headquarters of the Liberian Maritime Authority, but that is not a cultural but a marine institution.  They have their performances, but these are on the sea.  We hope that one day they will build a dry dock there for the repair of vessels traveling to West Africa.Marshall is also a potentially great tourist destination.  We pray that it will be the home of at least two five-star hotels.  The tourists could travel from there to the Dowein District to see first class cultural performances.  That would be an expedition that tourists would fondly remember.We trust that the government will see reason to change its mind about where to put the National Cultural Center and place it where it belongs, in the Dowein District, especially Besao, which already has an open air theatre and all other facilities relevant to a cultural village.  The people of Besao have made it plain that they would welcome the National Cultural Center in their area.  The culture is already there in abundance.  All that will be needed would be build a modern theatre, an Arts and Crafts Shop, and the 23 or more cultural villages to accommodate the acrobats, artists, dancers, dramatists, drummers, singers and all other cultural experts from Liberia’s 16 major ethnic groups. There, as they did for decades in Kendeja, they can dwell together in peace, harmony and creativity, practicing and refining their crafts and preparing to present their ingenious cultural displays to the nation and the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Albion teenager killed in early-morning accident

first_imgThe Arjune family of Albion, East Berbice/Corentyne was thrown into a state of mourning when their youngest child, Mark Arjune, was killed following an early Sunday morning accident on the Strathspey, East Coast Demerara road.Police say they are investigating the circumstances that led to the accident. InitialThe late Mark Arjuneinvestigations revealed that, around 04:40hrs, the driver of motorcar PPP 6666, Dellon Davison, 29, of William Street, Kitty Georgetown, was under the influence of alcohol and was proceeding east along the roadway at a fast rate when he swerved to avoid hitting a cow and crashed into a GPL post.Arjune, front seat passenger in the vehicle, sustained severe internal injuries, and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Another passenger of the car was identified as 36-year-old Allen Batson of Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown. He, too, was injured, but is said to be in a stable condition; while the driver was treated for minor injuries.Meanwhile, Mark’s elder brother, Kevin, said he received a call at around 05:00hrs, informing him of the accident. He immediately rushed to the GPHC to investigate. He explained that when he arrived at the hospital, he was told that his brother was in a critical state.“When I reach at the hospital, I asked to see Mark Arjune and the nurse tell me to sit. And when I sit I still ask to see my brother, and they say that a doctor have to come and talk to me. So when the doctor tell me what is he state, I still asked to see him; and when I saw him, he was already dead and on a bed,” Kevin related.“I go and try to wake up he and shake he up, but his face and headback had lil bruises and so, and my brother didn’t make it; he died. I called my parents and told them, and they came home, and then he was taken to the mortuary,” Kevin added.Mark had recently moved to Colidingen, ECD to take care of the family’s chicken business; and according to the property owner, Mala Looknauth, he had left home at around 23:00hrs on Saturday with a group of friends, heading in the direction of the city.She said the accident occurred a few metres away from his home. “I was shocked when I woke up this morning to hear that Mark die… His parents come this morning and make all the arrangement for his body and funeral to Berbice,” she related.The Police have said their investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Flyers go 1-1 versus Sparta’s in pre-season action this past weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers hosted the Kelowna Sparta at the North Peace Arena on Saturday and Sunday for an exhibition series.Saturday’s game had the home side lead 2-1 after twenty minutes of play as Brady Busche and Rick Cleaver would find twine for the Flyers. Reid Campbell would collect assists on both goals while Robbie Sidhu would be the set up man on the first. Goaltender Travis Mclean faced 14 shots.Steven Fast would score 1:37 into the second frame with an unassisted goal. Adam Horst would make it 4-2 just after the halfway mark of the period, with Busche and Cleaver getting the helpers.- Advertisement -Though thee third period was filled with penalties, both teams failed to capitalize until Jeff Shipton would score for the Flyers with 22 seconds left, assisted by Adam Horst.Brady Busche would lead the way with a goal and two assists, Rick Cleaver and Adam Horst would chip in a goal and a assist while Reid Campbell dished out two assists.In Game Two, the Flyers scored first courtesy of Robbie Sidhu, who put the biscuit in the basket 6:34 in. Steven Fast and Jeff Fast would tally assists on Sidhu’s goal. However, four quick goals for the Sparta in a five minute span meant the Flyers were sitting with a 4-1 deficit before Adam Horst cut into the lead with goal for the Flyers, set up by Alex Hartman and Jeff Shipton. Shots were 10-6 in favour of Kelowna after 20 minutes.Advertisement Both teams traded chances in an evenly-played second frame until Keenan Larson made it 4-3 for Fort St. John with 5:32 remaining. But, before the buzzer sounded, the away side would add another to make it 5-3.  The Flyers would make a goalie change midway through the period as Dylan Bergmark would take over the crease patrolling duties for Ty Gullickson.Rick Cleaver would bulge the twine with 7:15 remaining in the game to make it an interesting 5-4 hockey game, helped by Horst and Shipton. Unfortunately the Spartas would score just 1:36 later to make the final score 6-4 for Kelowna. The Flyers would fire a total of 28 shots on the visitors goaltender.The Flyers will make cuts before this weekend when they are off to Grande Prairie to open their season on Saturday. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

American nightmare

first_imgLending institutions filed 46,760 notices of default during the January-to-March period, a 148 percent jump from the first quarter of 2006. Most of the loans that went into default last quarter originated between April 2005 and May 2006, DataQuick said. Predators and prey Most mortgage bankers admit that predatory lending has contributed to higher default and foreclosure rates. But they don’t think lenders are solely responsible. “I get upset at finger-pointing at our industry,” said Marc Brinitzer, a loan officer in Roseville and author of a mortgage blog called “Consumers have some responsibility. One thing that characterized the last few years is an abnormal level of greed on the part of the consumer. I saw people buying three or four homes at the same time with no intent of living in (them). A lot of those people make up the early payment defaults.” Brinitzer said he knows that there are many homeowners who were taken advantage of and are hurting, but that a lot of borrowers knew their loans were unrealistic for them, but they borrowed anyway. Noemi Estrada became a homeowner in 2004 after securing an adjustable-rate mortgage to finance a $175,000, one-bedroom town home in Pacoima. The trouble started when Estrada, then a 24-year-old single mother, received her first statement and noticed that the $600 payment she was being asked to make would cause her principal to keep on growing. On top of that, her payments began climbing immediately, by $10 to $20 each month. Estrada had unknowingly signed on for a “neg am” loan, one of the cornucopia of products pushed in recent years to individuals whose credit or income wasn’t good enough to qualify for a traditional loan. Today, her payments are $800, and she already has one notice of default on her record. “If I knew all this would happen, I would go back and live in my mom’s house,” said Estrada, who works in a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon’s office and also has a part-time job with a catering company. “Right now, I’m about to lose my house. But if I let the bank take it, it would ruin my life.” Estrada claims that the mortgage broker who sold her the loan lied to her about the terms. Now, she is working with the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, a nonprofit group that has secured $1 billion from banks, including Bank of America and Citibank, to help convert questionable mortgages into long-term fixed loans. Don’t blame victims Bruce Marks, CEO of the assistance corporation, said placing any blame on homeowners who took out bad loans is wrong. “I will not accept the theory of blaming the victim,” he said. “Lenders have a legal responsibility to make affordable loans to people. If you look behind the scenes, then you understand this was an organized scheme … to steal billions from people.” Marks said investment banks and regulators looked the other way even though they knew that the lending was out of control. He said homeowners can’t be held responsible for that. Still, his agency’s programs to refinance or modify loans require that participants be the owner-occupant of the house, and they can’t own other investment properties. Currently, the group is working with about 5,000 people nationwide. Other assistance plans in the works carry similar restrictions on who can participate. Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, has introduced a bill that would create funds to help Californians facing foreclosure by tapping into the housing bond that voters approved in November. It would also ask banks that have large numbers of subprime customers to pitch in, Lieu said in an interview. Participants would have to live in the home in question and not own other houses. They would also have to attend a financial literacy and counseling course. Freddie, Fannie aid Government-sponsored mortgage investors Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae each announced plans last month to buy subprime mortgages so that holders of them can refinance loans with better terms. Some of the plan details are still being worked out, but the idea is to convert some of the subprime loans into traditional loans with terms of 40 or 50 years. Marc Brinitzer, the loan officer in Roseville, said a friend on the Freddie Mac board told him to look for a 50-year, interest-only loan by the end of the second quarter. As assistance trickles down to homeowners, more people should be able to stay in their homes with better terms on their loans. But challenges remain. One problem that has lenders concerned is that it will be difficult to modify some of the loans that have already been sold off to Wall Street and beyond. For now, the industry is still predicting that the subprime problem and foreclosures will continue to rise before they retreat. “We’re starting to see the tip of the iceberg,” said Tingting Zhang, president of The TerraCotta Group, a Redondo Beach real-estate-investment company funded by private investors. “It will be bitter; it doesn’t matter what the government does. People are still going to be going through pain.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Now that some of the dire fears about adjustable-rate mortgages and sub- prime loans are proving true, lenders and nonprofit groups are rushing to come up with ways to slow down the defaults and foreclosures. Institutions behind these assistance programs say that a lot of home buyers were duped or deceived into signing bad loans. The main goal, they say, should be to keep people in their homes. But there’s also a growing call from mortgage brokers and other market watchers for struggling buyers to take some personal responsibility for their decisions. After all, they say, nobody forced them to sign these loans. Tough love “We’re going to give somebody a crutch all because they couldn’t spend a day in a seminar to find out about the loan products, and now they’re saying, `Nobody told me there was education,”‘ said Richard Pittman, director of housing and counseling at ByDesign Financial Solutions, a credit counseling nonprofit based in Commerce. “Come on, get your paycheck out and look at it next to your loan statement. You didn’t realize the $4,000-a-month payment was going to take 92 percent of your paycheck? … There’s a point to tough love, when you say this is a learning experience.” Pittman said he has plenty of sympathy for true victims of predatory lending, but that a lot of people he sees about mortgage problems should have known better. “We’re talking about college-educated people.” Real-estate-tracking company DataQuick Information Systems found that the number of default notices sent to California homeowners during the first quarter of this year rose to the highest level in almost 10 years. The reasons are varied: flat appreciation, a sales slowdown and the resetting of interest rates on loans that started with low “teaser” rates. last_img

Ben Arfa unavailable for Nice selection until next season

first_img1 Hatem Ben Arfa trains with Nice Former Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa is unable to play for Nice until next season, the French Football League has announced.The 27-year-old has featured in the Premier League for Hull City and his involvement in an under-21 fixture for the Magpies earlier in the season has been deemed as a competitive fixture, meaning the Frenchman has appeared for two clubs this season.FIFA regulations state that “players may be registered with a maximum of three clubs during one season. During this period, the player is only eligible to play official matches for two clubs.”The ruling means that Ben Arfa, who joined the Ligue One outfit in January, will have to wait several months for his debut, although he is allowed to train with the club.A statement on the LFP’s official website said: “Following the request made by the FFF [French Football Federation] and LFP, the Single Judge of the Players’ Status Committee of FIFA has communicated this Friday, January 30 decision.“He felt that the matches played in England as part of the ‘U21 Professional Development League’ should be considered as official matches within the meaning of Article 5-3 of the Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players of FIFA.“Pursuant to this decision, the Legal Committee of the LFP, which met in emergency session this afternoon, has no choice but to prohibit Hatem Ben Arfa to participate in official meetings with the OGC Nice until the end of this season.“However, pursuant to section 5-3 of the FIFA Rules and Regulations LFP 212 under which ‘a player may be registered with three successive clubs but can not play official matches for two clubs’, the Legal Committee are able to proceed with the registration of Hatem Ben Arfa contract with OGC Nice as desired by the parties. The player will be able to train with OGC Nice in secure legal conditions.”last_img read more

Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool: Who impressed for the Red Devils in their victory at Old Trafford?

first_img Michael Carrick: 7 – Controlled proceedings alongside Schweinsteiger the middle of midfield with some exquisite passes Manchester United beat arch-rivals Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday to pile the pressure on Brendan Rodgers. Daley Blind opened the scoring before Ander Herrera slammed home a penalty. Christian Benteke’s spectacular overhead kick gave Liverpool hope but teenager Anthony Martial scored a sublime individual goal on his debut to seal the win for the Red Devils. Check out our player ratings above and let us know if you agree by leaving a comment…  14 14 14 14 14 14 Morgan Schneiderlin: 5 – Came on for the last 18 minutes and helped to see out the win 14 Luke Shaw: 7 – The left-back continued his impressive start to the season with another solid display 14 Daley Blind: 8 – Superb finish for United’s opening goal and a faultless display at the back. Is growing into a crucial member of United’s back four 14 14 Chris Smalling: 7 – Another impressive display from the England centre-back. Apart from Benteke’s goal, he stifled the big Belgian forward Juan Mata: 5 – He sparkled against Liverpool last season, but the Spaniard had a quiet evening 14 Bastian Schweinsteiger: 7 – Controlled the game from the heart of United’s midfield and showed his big-game experience 14 Marouane Fellani: 6 – Was isolated up front on his own but often posed a threat with his height and aerial ability David De Gea: 6 – The Spanish goalkeeper was given a rapturous reception from the Old Trafford crowd before kick-off after penning a new four-year contract on Friday. Made one mistake which almost gifted Liverpool a goal but made then made acrobatic saves to deny Danny Ings and Nathaniel Clyne. Ashley Young: 7 – Provided much more energy and guile than Depay. Worked hard for the team going both ways. Matteo Darmian: 8 – Had a very strong game at right-back and kept Danny Ings quiet. Continues to look like a very astute signing Ander Herrera: 7 – Won the penalty and picked himself up to finish emphatically from 12 yards Anthony Martial: 8 – A dream debut for the £36m teenager. Took his goal superbly just 20 minutes after coming on. Have we seen a glimpse of the next Thierry Henry? 14 Memphis Depay: 4 – Despite United’s dominance, the winger struggled to make an impact and was substituted at half-time 14last_img read more

Sprint Educational Supplies announce closing down sale

first_imgOne of Donegal’s most well-known school book and stationery stores will enter its final chapter with a large closing down sale, beginning this week’s.Sprint Educational Supplies is a shop which many children and adults fondly remember as the place where they would stock up on school books, pens, paper, arts and crafts.Located in Donegal Town and Letterkenny, the stores have had a loyal customer base since the company was first formed by the late Tom Gallagher three decades ago. The closure of Sprint Educational Supplies was first announced to school principals last week. In a statement, company director Angela Gilligan said the decision to close was made ‘with deep regret’, adding:“As you would have been aware that my husband Tom Gallagher founded the company over thirty years ago and he was the main driving force behind it. lndeed, he was our front man and would have personally known all his customers. Unfortunately following his untimely death in 2017 it has not been feasible for us his family to continue to give the heavy commitment required to continue trading. To this end we have taken the difficult decision to close the business.”Yesterday marked the end of an era as the two Sprint outlets begin closing down sales. Everything must go, with 50% off stationery, arts and crafts, learning resources, toys and games.There is 15% off school books and revision books. Plus, there is 25% off ink cartridges.This sale, on a cash and carry only basis, will continue at Spring Market Centre Letterkenny and Sprint Glebe Shopping Centre Donegal Town until all stock is gone.Sprint Educational Supplies announce closing down sale was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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