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Davido Billed to Perform in Liberia Nov. 29

first_imgSuperstar DavidoIt is the biggest concert of the year and you ought to be there.  Africa’s mega star Davido will be in Liberia on November 29 for a grand concert at the SKD Sports Complex.Attending the concert would give fans an opportunity to see Davido live, an opportunity that might come once in a lifetime. It is not just about seeing the artist but having the opportunity to take red carpet photos with him as he thrills you with a mesmerizing three-hour non-stop performance.The artist’s concert in Liberia, comes months after he had performed at Jay-Z Made in America and One Music festivals respectively. Both festivals witnessed performances from Meek Mill, Post Malone, Fat Joe, Nas, Cardi B and more.This much anticipated Davido concert will also witness performances from top rated Liberian artists, including Kobazzie, One Music Festival alumni DenG, Christoph, STUNNA and more. Ticket price for this one-day top rated concert ranges from US$5 for around the field, $15 for regular, around VIP $25, VIP$ 50 and VVIP $100.Since last year, Davido has continued to make history, such as taking his 30 Billion tour to cities across Europe and America and even performing in front of a crowd of 10,000 in Suriname, South Africa, a great achievement for an African artist.The concert will also witness performances from Mayorkun and other artists who are signed to Davido-owned DMW record label.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Zaza, Ospina, Gervinho arrive as transfer window shuts in Italy

first_img0Shares0000New arrival: Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina joined Napoli from Arsenal on Friday © AFP/File / YURI CORTEZMILAN, Italy, Aug 18 – Serie A runners-up Napoli signed Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on a season-long loan, Simone Zaza completed a move from Valencia to Torino and Gervinho returned after a spell in China to Parma just before the transfer window closed in Italy on Friday.Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100 million euro move from Real Madrid to champions Juventus topped the summer spending spree with over one billion euros splashed out in Italy, second only to the English Premier League. The final day of transfers saw promoted Parma secure the return to Italy of former Arsenal and Roma winger Gervinho who left the capital for Chinese club Hebei China Fortune in January 2016.The 31-year-old Ivory Coast international has signed a contract until 2021 with the Serie A newcomers.Following the departure of Pepe Reina to AC Milan, Napoli signed their third goalkeeper of the summer with Ospina on loan from Arsenal, joining Orestis Karnezis and Alex Meret from Udinese.Ospina, 29, joined the Gunners in 2014 from Nice and made 70 appearances, winning the FA Cup twice. Napoli will have the option to make the deal permanent once the loan expires.AC Milan completed the signings of Spanish winger Samu Castillejo and Uruguayan midfielder Diego Laxalt, with France international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko also officially presented at the San Siro.“We have made eight new signings and we are convinced we have handed (coach) Rino Gattuso a younger and stronger squad than last season’s,” said AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni.Milan splashed out over 200 million euros ($231 million) on players last summer but finished sixth in Serie A and failed to qualify for the Champions League.The club was taken over by US hedge fund Elliott last month after the Chinese owners of the Italian giants failed to repay debts.Despite spending considerably less than a year ago, the northerners — coached by former Italy World Cup winner and Milan midfielder Gattuso — have been one of the most active Serie A clubs on the market.AC Milan’s Italian coach Gennaro Gattuso reacts during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy football match between Real Madrid and AC Milan in Madrid on August 11, 2018. © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSA sign of the direction the club wants to take was the appointment of former players Leonardo, as sporting director, and Paolo Maldini as sporting strategy and development director.Leonardo, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 1994, and 50-year-old Maldini are part of Milan’s attempts to restore the club to past glories having finished no higher than sixth in Serie A since 2013.Milan started their summer recruitment drive by signing Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus in a three-player swap deal that saw Leonardo Bonucci return to Turin with Mattia Caldara moving in the other direction.Gattuso described Bakayoko’s arrival from Chelsea on a five million euro season-long loan move with a 35 million-euro option to buy as “another important signing in the club’s new era”.“Milan won so much on an international level and in terms of history. I wouldn’t want to be at any other club,” said the 24-year-old Bakayoko.Spaniard Castillejo, 23, agreed a permanent deal to leave Villarreal, with Laxalt — who played at the World Cup — arriving from Genoa.Carlos Bacca, meanwhile, returns to Villarreal after scoring 18 times for Milan during a loan spell last season, with Italian forward Gianluca Lapadula moving to Genoa on a permanent basis.Valencia’s Italian forward Simone Zaza celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and RC Deportivo de la Coruna at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on May 20, 2018. © AFP / JOSE JORDANTorino were the big mover of the final day with Italian internationals Roberto Soriano and Simone Zaza on loan from Villarreal and Valencia respectively and Koffi Djidji loaned from Nantes.As the clocked ticked before the transfer window shut at 1800GMT promoted Frosinone signed Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell from Arsenal with Nigerian centre-back William Troost-Ekong agreeing terms with Udinese from Turkish club Bursaspor.Cagliari signed Estonia defender Ragnar Klavan from Liverpool with Mauro Burruchaga — son of Argentina 1986 World Cup winner Jorge Burruchaga — arriving at Chievo from River Plate.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Eldoret to host Chapa Dimba R.Valley Region

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Solidarity boys from Transzoia will play Al Ahly from Kajiado while Narok’s White Rhino FC will take on Tumkas boys from Uasin Gishu in the boys’ semis. In the girls’ category Itigo Gils from Nandi will face Bomet Queens as Kitale Queens from Transzoia meet Nakuru West Queens.“The teams are ready, and we are set for the weekend. We have had competitive games with a crop of new teams coming into the limelight. We expect very entertaining football over the weekend and hope the regional winners will again emerge champions in the national finals like last year,” Evans Omondi, Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Rift Region Coordinator said.Regional winners will receive a cash reward of KES 200,000 each and join Bishop Njenga Girls and Lugari Blue Saints from Western, Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza as well as Super Solico and St Mary’s Ndovea from Eastern for the national finals.The runners-up will also pocket KES 100,000 each among other individual prizes. The competition aims at scouting for youth talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propel gifted players to the national team.This year an all-star team will be selected to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides. 0Shares0000Leonard Rono from Kapsoit FC (with the ball) and Khakuli Welington from Kapenguria Heroes (West Pokot) during the ongoing Safaricom Chapa Dimba Rift-Region, Semifinals in Narok Stadium.NAIROBI, Kenya, March 20 – The fourth round of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Season 2 heads to Rift Valley Region this weekend with the Eldoret ASK Showground hosting the matches for both boys and girls showdown.The games will see eight youth teams from Rift battle it out for the region’s supremacy and a chance to play in the national finals set for June in Meru County.last_img read more

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Chelsea target Argentina defender – good news for Everton?

first_img Ezequiel Garay Chelsea want to sign Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay from Zenit Saint Petersburg.Blues boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bolster his back-line after an unconvincing start to the season.He has earmarked John Stones as his top target but Everton are refusing to sell and have rejected three bids from the Premier League champions for the 21-year-old.Now, according to reports on Sky Italia, Chelsea have turned to Garay and have opened talks with the Russian club over a deal for their centre-back.Roman Abramovich has a close relationship with Zenit’s board of directors and is confident of completing a deal before the deadline.Garay has earned 31 caps for Argentina and played a major role in their run to the World Cup and Copa America finals in the last two years. 1last_img read more

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Sromova gets easy first win

first_img“I would have liked to win it in the normal way,” Sromova said. “It was my first time in the main draw of a Grand Slam, and I wanted to enjoy it more.” Smorova, whose career prize money is just under $200,000, quit playing full-time two years ago to begin coaching. But she missed the tour. MELBOURNE, Australia – Hana Sromova waited 10 years to play her first Grand Slam singles match. It lasted all of 16 minutes. The 27-year-old Czech player’s first-round match at the Australian Open ended today with Sromova leading 3-0 in the first set when her opponent, Akiko Morigami of Japan, had to retire after spraining her left ankle. Hingis, a five-time Grand Slam champion, is continuing her comeback after retiring in 2002 because of long-term foot and heel problems. The three-time Australian Open winner, who doesn’t have a ranking, plays Russia’s Vera Zvonareva, seeded 30th, in her first match Tuesday. U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters has a chance to take over the No. 1 ranking from Lindsay Davenport at the Australian Open. No. 2 Clijsters, who injured her hip at the Sydney International last week and has no certainty of playing her first-round match Tuesday, can take the top spot if she makes the final. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “It was what I was used to, and I realized I still felt I could compete at this level,” said Sromova, who is scheduled to play Justine Henin-Hardenne in the next round. It was the second straight Grand Slam that Morigami has had to quit in the first round. Last year, cramps forced her to retire from her match with Australia’s Nicole Pratt. “I’m very, very disappointed,” said Morigami, who needed crutches and had her foot heavily taped. “But it’s early in the year and hopefully things will get better.” Not all of the wild card entries at the Australian Open have come out of obscurity like Roger Federer’s first-round rival, Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. Former No. 1 Martina Hingis, two-time Grand Slam finalist Mark Philippoussis and former Wimbledon semifinalist Jelena Dokic headlined the players who received wild cards for this year’s tournament. last_img read more

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CANCER SURVIVORS ROW THEIR WAY INTO DONEGAL HEARTS

first_imgThe Donegal Dragons in action.A group of very special women are looking forward to the big Rowathon which takes place in Killybegs Harbour on August 23rd.The Donegal Dragons will be taking part, weather permitting.A spokeswoman for Killybegs Rowing Club: “It will be a great honour to have this boat, the “Inspire” taking part and helping to raise funds for the Cancer Bus and Killybegs Rowing Club.” This boat, funded by the Conaghan family in Killybegs, was named in memory of the late Susan Conaghan, a lecturer in Killybegs Tourism College.The Donegal Dragons is a rowing club for women cancer survivors and supportersThe event will run from 12 noon to 6pm.Said the spokeswoman: “Let the fun begin. Anyone over 16 years is welcome to enter a team of four rowers. Sponsorship cards are available from the Club.” There will be lots of spot prizes on the day. The main prizes will be awarded to the fastest team and most creatively dressed team. There will also be barbeque, bouncy castle, face painting and other activities for a fun-filled family day out.For further details or to enter, please contact Club Chairman, Cathal Boyle, on 087-2244 708, Club Secretary, Clodagh McGill, on 087-615 8585 or any other Committee member. All donations and sponsorship welcome.CANCER SURVIVORS ROW THEIR WAY INTO DONEGAL HEARTS was last modified: August 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Dragonsrowathonlast_img read more

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SARAH PREPARES TO HEAD TO DUBLIN FOR MISS IRELAND FINALS

first_imgDonegal is hoping that stunning Sarah Kennedy can proudly fly the flag at this weeked’s MIss Ireland contest.Sarah Kennedy, 22, who was crowned “Miss Donegal” last weekend in club INK, Letterkenny will travel to the final in Dublin.She will now represent Miss Donegal in the Miss Ireland pageant which will take place in D4’s Ballsbridge hotel, on Saturday April 28th. Running up to the final, this week Sarah is busy with presscalls, meetings, rehearsals and photoshoots as well as preparing for her college exams next week!Sarah is already a fully qualified beauty technician and is now also doing her bachelors in Business in the LYIT. She plans to do her masters after she graduates and finally develop and open her own business in the future.Sarah’s striking features, sparkling eyes and beautiful long auburn hair is what caught the eyes of the judges.Once you get talking to her you realise she is not only a beauty but also a woman of intelligence and power. She has a very strong head on her shoulders, she’s smart, wise, determined and ambitious and has a very strong presence about her. Her manners and way of speaking is unbelievable. She has that “thing” that makes you want to be around her but she is also so down to earth. What a fantastic ambassador for our county”“We are very proud to have Sarah represent Donegal, she is the perfect modern day ambassador for our county. We have great faith in her and wish her all the best for Miss Ireland 2012 and all her future plans,” said a spokesman.SARAH PREPARES TO HEAD TO DUBLIN FOR MISS IRELAND FINALS was last modified: April 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MIss DonegalSarah Kennedylast_img read more

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MYSTERY SURROUNDS DISAPPEARANCE OF ‘MAN HIT BY VEHICLE’

first_imgGARDAÍ and mountain rescue experts have taken part in a major search operation following reports that a man was hit by a vehicle and then disappeared.A motorist reported striking someone in Leitirmacaward in the early hours of yesterday.The lorry’s driver stopped at the scene and immediately reported the incident to Gardaí. Slight damage was caused to his vehicle but the man who was injured left the scene.Officers arrived at the road and also began a search but could find no trace of anyone.“The motorist was adamant that he believed he had struck somebody at the side of the road and he did the right thing, stopped and went to help but the person who had been struck had left,” said one local man.“Gardaí were called to the scene and they couldn’t find anyone either.” Fire service crews also joined the all-night search.At dawn yesterday Donegal Mountain Rescue Team also joined the search efforts amid fears someone had been seriously hurt and may need assistance.“No trace of the man has been found as of yet,” said a DMRT spokesman. MYSTERY SURROUNDS DISAPPEARANCE OF ‘MAN HIT BY VEHICLE’ was last modified: May 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DMRTincidentLeitirmacawardLettermacawardlast_img read more

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Chelsea v Watford: Drogba and Remy included in much-changed Blues side

first_imgStrikers Didier Drogba and Loic Remy are both included in a much-changed Chelsea starting line-up for the FA Cup third-round clash with Watford at Stamford Bridge.Petr Cech is in goal for the Blues, who include youngster Nathan Ake among their substitutes. Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Cahill, Filipe Luis; Ramires, Mikel; Remy, Oscar, Schurrle; Drogba.Subs: Courtois, Ivanovic, Ake, Matic, Willian, Salah, Costa. Watford: Bond; Hoban, Cathcart, Angella; Paredes, Munari, Tozser, Forestieri, Pudil; Ighalo, Deeney.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Introducing: The Spinach Cell Phone

first_imgThe next spinach sandwich you hear about may not be an item at the health food bar but an electronic device powered by the sun.  According to an MIT press release, chloroplasts from spinach leaves have been successfully sandwiched into a solid-state electronic photocell that could be used before long to power cell phones and laptops.  100,000 of the protein-based light collectors could fit on the head of a pin.  Deborah Halber of the MIT News Office remarked, “Plants’ ability to generate energy has been optimized by evolution,  so a spinach plant is extremely efficient, churning out a lot of energy relative to its size and weight.”And for that groaner, Deborah is a nominee for Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week.  Evolution does not optimize anything.  It only can eliminate things that are not already optimized.  For an example of how optimized chloroplasts are for photosynthesis, read about how they make use of quantum mechanics to squeeze every bit of energy out of light in the 09/16/2004 entry.  No wonder human engineers would like to borrow such intelligent design rather than try to produce it from scratch.    The industrial revolution proceeded by trying to do things from scratch.  Men took iron and copper and oil out of the ground, learned the laws of steam and thermodynamics and electricity, and built heavy, clunky inefficient machines that got the job done only with a huge expenditure of entropy.  An incandescent light bulb, for instance, is horrendously wasteful compared to the cold light produced by bioluminescent bacteria.  How humbling to see that the optimal solutions to light, flight, lubrication, energy, materials, propulsion, signalling and many other technologies have surrounded us all this time.  If intelligent designers are now trying to imitate the designs in nature, how can anyone claim that nature arrived at such fully optimized designs without purpose, guidance or intelligence?  The 21st century may see such illogical beliefs tossed onto the intellectual junkyard, as The Design Revolution gathers momentum.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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