Simon Oliveira, the managing director of leading entertainment and sporting agency Doyen Global, says its partnership with local football academy Phoenix will help it make the next step in transforming the academy into a world-class institution.Oliveira, who spoke via Skype at the press launch to announce plans by Phoenix to build a state-of-the-art football academy – based on the model of French club Lille – on 14 acres of land in Trelawny at the Spanish Court Hotel yesterday, told the gathering that they were very excited about the partnership.incredibly fortunate”We are all very excited about the new partnership. We have a great partner in Craig (Butler). Now we are looking forward to the academy and growing into something good. This is incredibly fortunate, not just for the community. It’s a standard-bearer, which will shine a light on how things should be done and taught anywhere in the world, so we are very excited at Doyen about going the distance,” he stated.”Craig has partnered with Doyen Global for years, and we have stayed with the process until it became a reality. What we have done to professional sport in Europe is bring superior guidance to players and managers in the right way, and our partnership with Craig and the academy is a next stage, and we are proud of this,” he added.Butler is confident that the internationally renown agency, which has managed the affairs of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Alvaro Morata, David Beckham, and Novak Djokovic, among others, will help them make that next step.”Doyen has the experience, and at this time, to be able to partner with Doyen and its partners is helping us make the next step. We have a minimum of 20 elite players, and I myself cannot give them all that they need in terms of management, so we have Doyen,” he added.
The staffs Association for the various UN specialized agencies, including United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Women (UN Women), have donated 36 cartoons of rain boots to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as their initial contributions toward the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.The donation was made Wednesday, September 10, at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare by the president of Staffs Association, Mr. Calixte Hessou, to the Deputy Minister for Administration, Mr. Mathew Flomo.The total cost of the 36 cartoons of the rain boots is put at US$1,000 and the total number of rain boots in the cartoons is 136 pairs.Mr. Hessou said staffers the UN agencies have observed the high increase in death, especially among health workers, who should be catering for the sick.“As staffs of these entities, we thought it wise to join the fight against Ebola by making donation of needed items to the Ministry to help workers while carrying out their duties in the country,” he said.Mr. Hessou, who is a staff of UNFPA, called on all Liberians to join the fight against the deadly virus by taking all the preventive measures, including washing hands very frequently, stop eating bush meats, stop touching, among others to protect their lives. Deputy Minister for Administration, Mr. Mathew Flomo, who received the items on behalf of the Ministry, thanked the UN staffers for the Association’s effort in joining the Ministry to fight against the deadly Ebola Virus.Min. Flomo said the items came in at the right time when health workers are in dare need of such protective gear.“We will distribute these items to the various health centers so that they can be used by the health workers,” Mr. Flomo assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,During last week, we witnessed the mini drama of the Chronicle newspaper standing by its decision to cease publishing articles by Dr David Hinds and Mr Lincoln Lewis. Both men, and some others, have expressed great disappointment at the Chronicle’s decision. Both are supporters of the APNU, and are, no doubt, feeling betrayed.This is the continuation by the Chronicle. Recall Ricky Singh was earlier banned. At that time, Hinds and his cohorts said nothing.Another member of the WPA, who, like Hinds, has a history of struggle against the PNC dictatorship, also joined in expressing disappointment at the actions.These gentlemen seem surprised and taken aback by the action to ban them. They are surprised because they chose to forget, and abandoned the strong, anti-dictatorial, pro-democratic position of Walter Rodney. Instead, they have embraced the racial positions of the PNC/APNU.Having said that, let me hasten to say that Rodney was an even stronger defender of the black working people than Hinds and Ogunseye. However, he was also a strong opponent of black racism. He was in the mould of Mandela and Cheddi Jagan, who were all opposed to any form of oppression of the working people, or of oppression of any race.The behaviour of the likes of Dr Hinds and Mr Ogunseye is in a way a demonstration of the power of Rodney’s intellect and charisma. It is clear that Hinds and Ogunseye were only concerned about the position of Afro-Guyanese. However, despite themselves, Rodney was able to pull them along a progressive path — that of freedom for all oppressed peoples in Guyana and everywhere.Afro-Guyanese suffered greatly under the PNC as well. All our working people, regardless of their ethnic origins, suffered.That is the only basis for their support. Both between 1964 and 1992, and from 2015 to the present, they have failed in every area: economy, social sector, etc. They are holding on to the racial card; it is the only card they have.Hinds and Ogunseye have abandoned Rodney. That is why they said nothing when Indo-Guyanese were and are being purged from the public service. Not a word on the obvious racial bias in hiring in the public service; the Elections Commission and public corporations.Even the black people that the APNU/PNC attacked, like the farmers at Seafield and Number 41 Village, West Coast Berbice have not been defended by those “Rodneyites”. They have not come to their defence because they have been sucked into the PNC/APNU position that those people support the PPP.Our country produced some very powerful intellectuals among all races. Many of them were able to break free from narrow confines of their own ethnic groups to be fighters for freedom everywhere. Cheddi Jagan, Walter Rodney, Ashton Chase, Brindley Benn, C.V. Nunes, C.J. Jacobs, Boysie Ramkarran, Fenton Ramsahoye, E.M.G. Wilson, Janet Jagan are some that immediately come to mind.The PNC/APNU have not changed. They have never apologized for their anti-independence role, their undemocratic rule, and the accompanying brutality.All the signs now point to a deterioration in democratic norms. We are moving back to the worst days of the 1970s and 1980s.Hinds and Ogunseye have travelled some distance, but still find themselves trapped in purely ethnic confines. Maybe their lucrative jobs have stifled their consciences and made them forget the main principles that Rodney stood for. Hinds and Ogunseye should not be surprised by their treatment. It was bound to happen.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer President
Some of the Ivoirien refugeesNo food ration, good medication and better education for childrenThe status of the Ivorian refugees in the Bahn Refugee Camp in Nimba County is said to be in limbo, since the United Nations High Commission for Refugees cutoff all activities in 2016.The refugees who appear very pale and distraught told the Daily Observer in the Bahn Refugees on Thursday, April 19, 2018 that their abandonment by the UNHCR and other line agencies has made their lives vulnerable and in the state of confusion, something they said have led their female children into prostitution for survival.“We have not been getting food and other supplies, since the withdrawal of the UNHCR and other agencies working in this camp in 2016,” they said.“We have been reduced to eating palm kernel and doing things out of our will for survival,” said Tuadogo Delphine, a mother of five children, who lost her husband in the Ivorian Civil War.Children cracking palm kernel for food at the campThe refugees, who number over 1000 complained of not getting the required medical attention as compared to the days when the refugees clinic in camp was still functioning.“Our medication was turned over to the government, but whenever we go to the clinic, we will be given white paper so we can go and buy the medicines from outside,” said Tai Sylvestre Bore, one block chairperson.Due to poor medical attention, a lady in the camp complained of losing her son to cancer he got from bullet wounds from the war in Ivory Coast.She said the boy’s foot was first amputated at his ankle with the help of UNHCR, but the cancer resurfaced, because of the departure of UNHCR they have no more means for advance medication, until he met demise.“The status of our children school is in limbo, no funding for higher education and those in primary session face a bleak future, because the Ivorian teachers have been sidelined and are no longer teaching the kids the Ivorian curriculum,” said Gorn Theadile, a refugee.The entire offices of the line agencies and that of UNHCR in the camp and even in Saclepea have been closed, making it very difficult to reach them.The plastic sheet used for roofing sheet for most of the houses in the camp arein deplorable condition, something that poses a threat to women and children.A blind refugee lady was seen dwelling in a dilapidated house, with one side of the house broken.Refugees expressed appointment in the UNHCR for abandoning themThe refugees explained that the UNHCR is not coming to tell them their status, whether to be repatriated, resettled elsewhere and being reintegrated into the Liberian society.“Some of us are afraid to returned home, because most of those we fled from are backed in the Ivorian Government, so we need resettlement elsewhere around the world,” acclaimed one angry refugee.“We are suffering, they cannot bring us and abandoned us like this,” shouted a young lady.“Some of the refugees are political refugees and cannot go back to home, so we are appealing to the UNHCR to come and declare our status and are also asking any well meaning organization to help us resettle elsewhere,” said Keupeu Geofray, general secretary of the camp.Arthur Gayepue, the Administrator of Bahn Health Center, where the refugees got their clinical treatment agreed for giving the patients list of drugs to buy, but not refugees alone, because, according to him there is a serious shortage of medical drugs in Nimba and the country at large.He said for several months, his entity has not received any drugs from the central government, something he said was affecting nearly all health facilities.Most of refugee dwelling places are becoming depreciatedWhen contacted the Liberia Refugees, Repatriation, Resettlement Committee/LRRRC regional office in Saclapea the administrator said he was not clothed with authority to speak and referred this reporter to the regional officer.Effort to get the view of the regional officer via mobile phone remained futile, as his phone was perpetually switched off.The LRRRC is the only agency that has office in the camp presently, according to the refugees.However, the City Mayor of Bahn Madam Angie Dopoe said the refugees are becoming burden to the citizens, because they are roaming everywhere in the villages in search of food.“We are confused, because UNHCR is not coming show us the refugees that will be integrated in the society, they just left and the people are suffering,” she said.In the same development, the refugees in the PPP Camp in Grand Gedeh County and also Maryland are said to be facing similar situations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 20-year-old East Coast Demerara (ECD) resident is now in Police custody after he was found to be in possession of an unlicensed firearm and matching roundsThe unlicensed .32 pistol with two matching live roundson Tuesday afternoon.According to the Police, around 14:30h on the day in question, ranks of a mobile patrol in Sophia, Georgetown noticed the suspect – who had been identified as an unemployed male of Sideline Dam, Beterverwagting, ECD – acting in a suspicious manner.A search was conducted on the man, and a .32 pistol, along with two matching live rounds, was discovered.Investigations are ongoing.
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez celebrates Arsene Wenger has once again praised the impact of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez after the in-form forward helped the Gunners progress to the last-16 of the Champions League.Sanchez has won rave reviews since his £30million summer arrival from Barcelona, and he netted his 13th goal of the season as the north London outfit beat Group D leaders Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to book their place in the next round.French youngster Yaya Sanogo opened the scoring with his first Arsenal goal, but it was his strike partner who provided the cutting edge for the Gunners.And, asked what the Chilean brought to the team, Wenger said: “Unbelievable fighting spirit and his class as well.“He’s a mixture of talent and desire.”It was an assured performance from Arsenal, who refused to let their lead slip following the disappointment of the weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, something which pleased Wenger.“We had the focus to defend well together,” the French boss added.“We had a similar game to Saturday but we focused really well not to give any chances away.”The one sour note was the loss of both Sanogo and Mikel Arteta to injuries, with the latter of particular concern as Wenger battles a growing casualty list.“It doesn’t look good, it’s a calf,” he confirmed.“It’s difficult to take on the chin at moment, you go in to many games and need everyone available.”Meanwhile, centre-back Per Mertesacker hailed the team’s defensive solidity after seeing off the German giants.The World Cup winner said: “It was a solid performance, especially defensively. We didn’t give them too much, especially in the second half, we played absolutely solid at the back.”“We’ve had a few disappointing results so today was a mental test, but we are strong enough and now we can continue.“After Anderlecht [where the Gunners squandered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3] and after Manchester United we dropped mentally a bit but we learnt from those disappointments and we are delighted with the performance today.” 1
1 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp with defender Mamadou Sakho Mamadou Sakho has admitted Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as Liverpool manager changed his career at Anfield.The France defender made just three Premier League starts under former boss Brendan Rodgers this season before his sacking in early October.Since then he has become a regular name in the first-team; making 14 league starts in an injury-hampered campaign, playing in the Capital One Cup final and every minute of the club’s four Europa League knockout ties to date.“It’s nice to be in the team. With the Liverpool coach [Klopp] it is going differently for me,” he told French radio station RMC.“The former coach [Rodgers] made his choices. I accepted them. I was always myself and smiled in training.“In football, a lot can happen off the field. The most important thing is to stay focused and serious.”While Sakho was on the fringes of the team there was plenty of speculation about him potentially leaving, but the 26-year-old insists that was never a consideration.He added: “Honestly, no. I’ve always felt good at Liverpool. When I was in France, I didn’t understand the real depth of this club’s history.“Once I set foot inside, it was fabulous. There’s a lively atmosphere. The team is young and talented.“I really like this city, these fans and this magnificent stadium. I am someone who likes stability, so it suits me perfectly.”
Donegal Junior LeagueReports Downtown CupMulroy Celtic 3 Cranford United Reserves 1The home side continued their excellent form securing all three points from this match. The first goal came through Packie Mc Elwaine who tapped the ball home from close range. Cranford equalised through Jaydee whose curling free kick evaded everybody to clip in off the far post. Mulroy restored their lead when great battling from Michael Sweeney resulted in him squeezing the ball into the net. Early in the second half the game was wrapped up when Ed Moore pointed to the spot. Up stepped Joe Kerr who dispatched to the bottom corner and continue his hundred percent record from twelve yards this season. Michael Mc Grory marshalled the home defence expertly, Andrew Friel and Shaun McGovern also impressed, Jaydee was best for Cranford Watson Hire Division OneLagan Harps 3 Curragh Athletic 0Lagan started brightly and on five minutes had a good chance when Stephen O’ Donnell fired over from eighteen yards. Lagan won a good few corners and Ronan Sweeney should have scored after meeting a great delivery from Kevin Kelly. Lagan went ahead on twenty minutes after great work by O’ Donnell set up Chris Toner who headed home. Curragh threatened with a few long range efforts from Calvin Bradley and Daniel O’ Brien but neither troubled the Lagan keeper. The second half started with Lagan pressing hard and on fifty minutes O’ Donnell saw his cross expertly dispatched with a wonderful overhead kick by Kenny Doran. On seventy minutes Mickey O’ Brien should have done better after meeting a corner but he headed over. Hilley and Grant dominated the middle of the park and the excellent Ronan Gibson marshalled the Lagan defence, curtailing the Curragh efforts. Lagan lost Stephen O’ Donnell with what looked like a nasty injury but wrapped up the game when the industrious Toner crossed for Himley to tap in from close range, a goal his performance merited.Best for Lagan: Himley and Grant in the middle, Toner and Doran up top but Ronan Gibson was outstanding. For Curragh: O’ Brien and the excellent Calvin Bradley who really showed well. Referee: Michael Connolly.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic1 Cranford United 0Rathmullan showed some true Glenvar Warrior spirit to get the better for Cranford in a typically tight battle at the Flagpole this afternoon. Both teams were in desperate need of the points as they look to move away from the wrong end of the table. Chances came and went at both ends but it seemed as though a stalemate would prevail until Hoops full back Ephrim McFadden unleashed 30-yard strike that clipped a defenders heel and flew into the top corner with three minutes left on the clock. It was harsh on Arthur Lynch’s team but the Seasiders will certainly be feeling like they deserved a break after carrying little luck in home defeats to Kildrum and Drumoghill either side of Christmas. With the breeze behind them, Cranford made the better start. After 20 minutes Brian McVeigh saw his shot fly agonisingly over the crossbar. Minutes later it was the turn of Kyle Black to go close. Before halftime Arthur Lynch saw his glancing header cleared off the goal line by the alert Reggie Miller. At the other end, Ryan Connolly came closed when his mazy run ended with a stinging right-foot drive from 18 yards that was pushed wide by Oisin Blaney. Caretaker manager Dara Patton almost stabbed his team in front when the ball broke to him in the box but his effort went the wrong side of the post after 65 minutes. With twenty minutes left it was Connolly’s turn to take aim when he stayed on his feet in the box only to fire into the side netting. On 87 minutes it fell to Man of the Match McFadden to settle the game. Striding over the half way line he found himself 30 yards out and decided to try his luck. His shot took a slight deflection before finishing high in the net to the delight of the Seaside faithful on a bitterly cold afternoon. Referee: Marty Quinn St. Catherines 5 Drumoghill F.C. 1St. Catherine’s played Drumoghill in the Donegal League Premier Division match on Sunday in Emerald Park. With only three minutes gone Jason Noctor was fouled in the box and he dispatched the spot-kick himself to give the home side the lead. Drumoghill created some half chances and were well in the match until the thirty fourth minute the ball was played down the line and Jason Noctor beat the Drumoghill keeper and squared across the Drumoghill penalty area to Conor Doherty at the back post who taped the ball into the Drumoghill net. Noctor added a third on fifty three minutes to put St. Catherines well into control. Daniel Breslin got their fourth before Drumoghill hit the post on sixty five minutes. Barry Rose got the fifth as the home side looked like league leaders. Liam O’ Donnell headed into the Saints net to make the final score 5-1. Best for St. Catherines: Jason Noctor. Best for Drumoghill: Paul Mc CauleyLifford Celtic 2 Milford United 1Lifford won the toss and opted to play with the breeze. The game was an even affair with few chances until Mark Mc Nulty slotted home for Lifford following a well worked short corner on 30 minutes. Lifford almost doubled their advantage as Ross Porter and Kevin Mc Brearty both went close as half time loomed. The second half began as the first did with both midfields battling for possession. Lifford doubled their advantage on 70 minutes as Johnny Mahon played through David Gethins who made no mistake from 20 yards. Milford where awarded a late penalty on 80 minutes but PJ Hagan shot wide of Given’s goal. Gary Merritt did pull a late goal back for the visitors but Lifford held out for a deserved three points. Best for Lifford were Jack Quinn and Johnny Mahon while Gary Merit looked dangerous for Milford. CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 2 Bonagee United 2After a very competitive match the home side left disappointed after finishing level with the league leaders. It was a tight affair in the first twenty minutes. There were a few chances created but nothing that would worry either keeper. The first half ended all square. Bonagee started the second half the stronger and were knocking the ball around well until the final third were they created few clear cut chances. The breakthrough came when Nick Nelis let fly from 20 yards to give the home side the advantage. Then ten minutes later the same man popped up again, this time from 25 yards to leave the visiting keeper helpless! Glenree were bossing the game and were making chances but not putting the away team to the sword. With 20 minutes left Bonagee resorted to the long ball and it paid off as Aiden Mc Laughlin beat the offside trap to calmly slot past the keeper. This gave the away team hope and they got their second minutes later when a free kick was fired into the box and Peter Mc Namee scored the equaliser. Great team performance by Glenree and a solid performance from Bonagee.Referee: Patrick MartinResultsDowntown CupGlenea United Reserves P v P Arranmore UnitedDrumbar F.C. P v P Donegal Town ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves P v P Erne WanderersDrumoghill F.C. Reserves P v P Castlefin Celtic ReservesTullyvinney Rovers P v P Orchard F.C.Mulroy Celtic 3 v 1 Cranford United ReservesGlenree United Reserves P v P Ramelton MarinersGlencar Celtic P v P Milford United ReservesWatson Hire Division OneLagan Harps 3 v 1 Curragh AthleticBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 v 0 Cranford UnitedSt. Catherines 5 v 1 Drumoghill F.C.Lifford Celtic 2 v 1 Milford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic P v P Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 2 v 2 Bonagee UnitedRaphoe Town P v P Ballybofey UnitedDunlewy Celtic P v P Deele HarpsLetterbarrow Celtic P v P Eany CelticFixturesSaturday 24-01-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupMilford United Reserves v Ramelton MarinersCranford United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesGlencar Celtic v Mulroy CelticOrchard F.C. v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversDrumbar F.C. v Fintown Harps AFCArranmore United v Strand Rovers (K.O.1.30)Ulster Junior ShieldMoville Celtic Reserves v St. Catherines Reserves (K.O. 1.30)Sunday 25-01-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town v Milford UnitedCappry Rovers v Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic v Kilmacrennan CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Castlefin CelticKeadue Rovers v Copany RoversWhitestrand United v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoGlenree United v Dunlewey CelticBallybofey United v Letterbarrow CelticUlster Junior Shield K.O. 1.30 p.m.Cockhill Celtic Youths v Deele HarpsBonagee United v Cockhill Celtic ColtsUlster Junior Cup K.O. 1.30 p.m.Aileach F.C. v Convoy ArsenalCootehill Harps v Kildrum TigersMonaghan Town v Glenea UnitedMoville Celtic v Rathmullan CelticGweedore Celtic v Lagan HarpsDrumoghill F.C. v Redcastle F.C.Erne Wanderers v Quigleys Point SwiftsSt. Catherines v Glengad F.C.DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 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 League
Tags: Betway PowerKIU TitansNBL 2018 BetWay Power won their eleventh game of the season on Friday night (Photo by FUBA Media)National Basketball League 2018KIU Titans 65-67 BetWay PowerMTN Arena, LugogoFriday, 06-07-2018League leaders BetWay Power survived a fourth quarter onslaught by KIU Titans to win their opening game of the 2018 NBL season second round on Friday.In the only Men’s game played at the MTN Arena, Power looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory as they led 57-44 going into the final 10 minutes but had to endured a fourth quarter battering to win 67-65 at the sound of the final buzzer.KIU started strongly, racing into a 5-0 lead at the start of the first quarter thanks to a Sudi Ulanga three and Micheal Bwanga’s layup.However, Power responded positively by scoring the next six points on route to a 23-16 lead at the end of the quarter.Both side come from the break with offensive intentions as they traded baskets at the start of the second but Power who looked to be growing stronger by each passing minutes took the initiative midway the quarter and in process won it 19-15 and increased their lead to 11 at half time.The third quarter was more of a contest but still KIU lost it 13-15 and with Power holding a 13 point lead, it looked like they would just see out the fourth and take their record to 11-1 for the season.Despite Francis Kasinde increasing the lead to 14 by converting one of his two throws at the start of the fourth, KIU responded strongly, going on a run of 10-03 with just over five minutes to play and in process reducing the lead to just seven points.With 00:52 on the clock, Ethienne Kazung threw down a lay up to bring KIU to within one points of Power (65-66) but that was the best they did as Power ensured that they don’t succumb to a second loss of the season.Former Titans Geoffrey Soro registered his first double-double of the season with a game high 19 points and 10 rebounds for Power. Fahmy Ssebatindira and captain Joseph Ikong where the other players who reached double figures for Power in terms of points with 10 and 15 respectively.For KIU, they also also had three players in double figures in terms of points as Micheal Bwanga, Sudi Ulanga and Chris Omanye registered 16,10 and 13 respectively.The loss means that KIU have now lost three of their first 11 games of the season.The University side have lost twice to Power and a disappointing 46-47 loss to Sharing Youth on May 26th.For Power, they continue their fine start to the current campaign, having won 11 of their first 12 games with the only loss coming against Giant slayers Ndejje Angels.In the Ladies divison JKL Lady Dolphins registered a 39-66 victory over Magic Stomers.JKL, the only unbeaten side in the league led all quarters in a dominant victory: winning 14-16, 6-13, 8-23 and 11-14 in order of the quarters.This, is JKL’s eighth victory of the ongoing season and the side remain the stronger favourites for the top gong.The defeat is the fifth for John Omondi’s Magic Stomers.Jamila Nansikombi led the charges with 13 points. Hope Akello and Ritah Imanishimwe added 11 points each, in the victory.Youngster Jane Asinde scored a game high 17 points from her 5-14 shooting from the field but her efforts were not enough to stop a high flying JKL.Comments
A new production at An Grianán Theatre promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.The highly-anticipated Brand New Work, presented by Workhouse Theatre Company, will explore issues that will stay with you long after the final curtain, according to director Iarla McGowan.Intriguingly, audiences are being asked to remain tight-lipped and not reveal the plot of the play. The production will remain nameless until the audience arrive on the evening of the show.McGowan explains: “I want each audience to have the same ride as the characters in the plays. I don’t want them to know anything in advance just the way the characters in the play don’t know what’s coming next. There are issues raised that will resonate with the audience and I’d love if people were talking about them afterwards. I want each night to be an event”.The new production opens this Wednesday June 12th with proceeds on the night going to the charity campaign High 5 for Conall.McGowan revealed little detail about the production apart from that it is set in the present day and that it has a quality of “an Edward Hopper painting”.He agreed that it was a “bit of a risk” keeping details of the production a mystery.“I suppose it is a bit of a gamble but I don’t want a trailer for this. I want people to come and see something that they would never normally come and see. I love to see the avid theatre-goer coming but I’d also love to see people who think about coming to the theatre and want to but don’t. I think this is a really good introduction to contemporary theatre”.Letterkenny-man McGowan, a professional actor who honed his craft at the National Theatre in London, praised the cast for their relentless work ethic.He said: “The cast have been working tirelessly for three months. I wanted to get the right plays and the right structure. These plays have never been performed in Ireland. This is it. This has been in the process for four years. This production is a celebration of the great talent we have in this county. It’s a showcase of that talent and I want people to see it. This alchemy will not happen again”.The director/actor founded Workhouse Theatre Company in 2009 and during that time spearheaded acting classes for adults and young people in partnership with An Grianán Theatre. The cast are all graduates of these Worklabs and Workshops.Asked if it was a difficult transition from actor to director he admitted, at times, that it was.“I would jump into a scene and then back to directing but was still doing a post-mortem so my partner was there to support me with that”.Clearly, this has been a labour of love for McGowan who was passionate about upholding the highest standards in stagecraft throughout the production. “I did manage to delegate,” he laughed.Go see Brand New Work and all will be revealed but remember to keep schtum!The Brand New Work by Workhouse Theatre Company runs from Wednesday June 12th until Saturday June 15th. Wed evening performance tickets €20 – all proceeds going to ‘High 5 for Conall’ fund. Thur-Sat tickets €15The productions is suitable for ages 16+. For further details contact www.angrianan.com Box Office: Tel: 00353 74 912 0777Workhouse Theatre Company’s new drama will stay with you long after the final curtain was last modified: June 9th, 2019 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:donegalHigh 5 for ConallIarla McGowanletterkennyPlaytheatreWorkhouse Theatre Company