Tomorrow is Decoration Day

first_imgThe Government of Liberia has declared Wednesday, March 11 as the National Decoration Day, and is to be observed throughout Liberia.In a proclamation, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said it is befitting that a day is set aside to celebrate the memory of those blessed dead who have lived and died in the interest of the Liberian nation, thereby keeping ever alive their deeds and invaluable contributions to society and the state for onward march to progress.The President through the Foreign Ministry said the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia realized that such an important event in the history of the nation should be constantly kept in the minds of citizens of the land to inspire them to larger measures of service and patriotism.By that, the statement of proclamation notes that on October 24, 1916, the Legislature approved an act declaring the second Wednesday of March in each year as Decoration Day to be observed as a national holiday.By virtue of the authority vested in her as President of the country, President Sirleaf declared the day as a national holiday to be observed throughout the country, ordering the flag to be flown at half-mast from all public buildings, military camps and private residences from 12:01 to 5:30 post meridian.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

All eyes on Salah as World Cup hosts take on Egypt

first_imgSalah’s shoulder has continued to cause him problems in Russia, and last weekend he needed the help of three team-mates to put a shirt on during a training session.However the 26-year-old is desperate to start in what is a must-win game on Tuesday for the Pharoahs, who are playing in the World Cup for the first time since 1990.Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov was bullish ahead of the match in Saint Petersburg that his team can rein in the explosive striker.“We know how to play against him,” he said. “We are ready to stop Salah and we will.”Possible compositions of the Russian and Egyptian teams for their second Group A match at the 2018 World Cup © AFP / Laurence SAUBADURussia got the 2018 World Cup off to the perfect start Thursday with a 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia, but are under no illusions that the seven-time African champions with Salah pose an altogether tougher test.“Egypt’s game with Salah is different from the one they play without him,” forward Alexei Miranchuk said.Salah, already a national hero after his 94th-minute penalty clinched a 2-1 win over Congo to send Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990, has been declared 100 percent fit by the team doctor.Without Salah, Egypt lacked bite in their 1-0 opening loss to Uruguay.But if fully fit, the sight of Salah, who scored 44 goals in a remarkable debut season at Liverpool, will strike fear into the Russians.– Lewandowski vs Mane –Also on Tuesday, Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane face off in a mouthwatering World Cup shootout between two of European football’s most lethal forwards as Poland take on Senegal.Eighth-ranked Poland enter their Group H opener at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium as favourites against Senegal led by Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (C) © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVEighth-ranked Poland enter their Group H opener at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium as favourites led by Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski who netted 41 times in all competitions this season.After a disappointing showing at the Euros in France two years ago, the forward said he was entering the tournament in a different frame of mind from 2016.“I’m sure that training will be better now and that I’ll be fresh and dynamic at the right time,” he said. “I started preparing for the World Cup much earlier.”Tuesday’s early game sees Colombia take on Japan in Saransk, four years after pounding the Asians 4-1 at the 2014 World Cup.The South Americans have their own injury concern in the form of Brazil top scorer James Rodriguez, with the Bayern midfielder nursing a calf strain.James, 26, netted six goals and created four assists to help Colombia qualify for Russia, while midfielder Wilmar Barrios is also battling to be fit.Colombia have injury concerns as they prepare to face Japan, in the form of Brazil top scorer James Rodriguez, with the Bayern midfielder nursing a calf strain © AFP / JUAN BARRETOJapan’s build up to Russia has been tumultuous, after coach Vahid Halilhodzic was sacked in April despite steering the team to the finals.Tuesday’s round of fixtures will mean that all 32 teams in the tournament have now played at least once.On Monday, England made hard work of a 2-1 win over Tunisia in Volgograd, relying on an injury-time Harry Kane header to spare their blushes.Captain Kane put the Three Lions ahead on 11 minutes from close range but Tunisia levelled through a first-half Ferjani Sassi penalty.“Credit to the lads, they kept going, kept going to the last second,” Kane said after the final whistle.“I am absolutely buzzing, everyone on the staff is. It shows good character to get the job done.”Third-ranked Belgium meanwhile beat World Cup newbies Panama 3-0, with Romelu Lukaku bagging a second-half brace in Sochi.Belgium laboured against the South Americans in the first half but opened their 2018 account with a stunning Dries Mertens volley.“That first goal was going to be essential,” said Martinez. “It is almost a mental blow for one team and it gives you a lot of breathing space for your first game in the tournament,” said coach Roberto Martinez.burs-pg/rcw0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Egypt’s Mohamed Salah (C) missed his team’s defeat to Uruguay as he struggles to recover from the shoulder injury sustained during last month’s Champions League Final © AFP / KARIM JAAFARSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 19 – World Cup hosts Russia face an Egypt side buoyed by the likely return of star man Mohamed Salah on Tuesday knowing a win will all but guarantee a place in the last 16.Liverpool wizard Salah missed his team’s defeat to Uruguay on Friday as he struggles to recover from the shoulder injury sustained during last month’s Champions League Final.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Leading vet requires dog groomer

first_imgA leading Co Donegal vet requires a dog groomer for an immediate start.The Old Church Veterinary Hospital in Ballyshannon is one of the leading vets practises in the North-West.Candidates must be qualified with at least 1 years experience in a salon environment. A passion, love and care for animals is a must with the highest standards of professionalism and presentation required.This is a full-time position.If you think this is the position for you then please email [email protected] Job Vacancy: Leading vet requires dog groomer was last modified: August 29th, 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) Tags:Ballyshannondog groomerjobOld Church VetVacancylast_img read more