10 years of the Togolese machine gun attack

first_imgAmong the wounded was Obilale. So serious that they came to him for dead. The goalkeeper survived and had to face up to eight important operations to return to lead a life as normal as possible. As he explains on the BBC, everything changed at that moment. “I went back to study, took out my titles, worked and wrote a book,” he acknowledges. Now, try to improve the lives of children with more needs through football. A football that, at least at the institutional level, left him aside until relatively recently. His companions, according to this British chain, did not. Not even his captain, Adebayor. Nor other legends of African football like Samuel Eto’o or the Ayew brothers who supported him throughout his recovery and subsequent years. A tournament with one less teamAfter the attack, the Togolese government decided that the team would turn and leave the African Cup although Several players tried to oppose by ensuring that the best tribute was to play the tournament.Finally, security prevailed and the team ran out of the Africa Cup. Days later they tried to be readmitted in the tournament but the CAF did not allow it. The team wanted to return to fight for theirs and honor the memory of those who lost their lives on that fateful bus trip. “For 42 minutes we only heard shots. Everywhere. I only heard my friends scream but I couldn’t move or do anything.” This is how Emmanuel Adebayor narrated last April in Daily Mail one of the worst moments of his life, the shooting of the Togo national team bus on January 8, 2010.Ten years ago, Togo’s team was on a relatively quiet trip from Pointe Noir, in Congo, where they had prepared for the tournament, to Cabinda, Angola, headquarters where they began to play the group stage of the Africa Cup.The bus crossed the border between Congo and Angola and there, the Angolan security forces joined the convoy. A few kilometers later they would cross a forest and hear a first shot that would start a shooting with machine guns of more than half an hour. This attack would be claimed by the Front for the Liberation of the Cabinda Enclave, a group that fights for the independence of this area belonging to Angola.That day Amelete Abalo, technical assistant, Mário Adjoua, bus driver and Stan Ocloo, press officer died. The death of Adjoua in the first minutes of the attack caused the bus to stand still and that the bus could not even attempt to get them out of the ambush. Ocloo was shot down while, unfortunately, he recorded a video of the quiet arrival of the players to the country celebrating this tournament. During the attack, all the team threw themselves on the floor of the bus and held on as they could. Several were injured. Adebayor, team captain, narrated what happened. “As captain, I told everyone to call his family. I called my wife. I was pregnant and told him the names I wanted for my son if he was a boy or a girl. He replied that he didn’t understand anything and I said ‘I’ll call you later if I’m still alive, “he confessed. FRED TANNEAU & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Kodjovi Obilale, wounded goalkeeper, rests in a hospital in Lorient, France, in March 2010.FRED TANNEAU (AFP)last_img read more

U.S Coast Guard Commends NPA

first_imgLiberia has made remarkable progress under the International Port Security Program (IPSP) through the United States Coast Guard and International Maritime Organization.Results from the just concluded ISPS inspection from November 17-19, 2015 have certified “all facilities” at the Freeport of Monrovia and the Port of Buchanan. The Ports are in full compliance with the procedures and regulations governing the ISPS Code. ISPS is the International Ship and Port Security Code.The result that declared Liberia to be in full compliance with Security level one under the ISPS code was released to the Designated Authority (DA) , Mr. Binyah Kesselly and the Management of the National Port Authority through a debriefing after a comprehensive ISPS inspection and facilities tour. A press release from the NPA says the ISPS inspection was carried out by a high power delegation from the United States Department of Homeland Security under the auspices of the United States Coast Guard.The release said the visiting U.S Coast Guard delegation presented awards to the NPA management and praised it for maintaining the security level one status.Security level one means that normal security measures are maintained within the port facility.The inspection was done in fulfillment of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) that mandates the United States Coast Guard to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures in foreign ports and provides for the imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States from countries that do not maintain effective anti-terrorism measures (MTSA, 46 USC § 70108).This latest result from the U.S Coast Guard on the status of the Seaports in Liberia indicates that the management of the National Port Authority has passed the ISPS inspection and that there is no security threat to vessel operations and international trade.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Overnight Fire & Hydro Customers still without Power

first_imgWe have an unofficial report of a large wind driven overnight fire south of Fort St. John. It says both the Fort St. John and Charlie Lake Fire Departments were called out to battle the blaze, which reportedly stretched from the lagoons south of the city, to the “point” and then, nearly to the Old Fort Road, where it runs along the Peace River. It’s believed the fire started about 6:30 last night and, there’s speculation it may have been the result of youngsters lighting tires on fire and then, rolling them down a hill. – Advertisement -Meantime, the BC Hydro website, still shows 196 customers south of the 256 road and, west of the 277 road, without power.They lost service early in the noon hour on Wednesday, when the strong westerly winds brought down a tree, across power lines.It was one of several such incidents which reportedly impacted about 15 hundred Hydro customers but, this is the only area still reported without service.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rudiger provides in-flight entertainment during Chelsea pre-season trip

first_imgAntonio Rudiger is always dancing, it seems.The German behaves like a man who has never experienced pain or sadness, which probably makes him quite good company.And here he is again, keeping his team-mates’ spirits up during an intense pre-season: highlights How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? possible xi gameday How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more possible standings Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS In-flight entertainment, courtesy of @toniruediger! 🕺😂🎥 @tammyabraham pic.twitter.com/BtAJOqBqzq— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 29, 2018Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham, who filmed the video, was less than impressed but we think the lack of any real technique just adds to Rudiger’s charm.Both Abraham and Rudiger were in action during the Blues’ penalty-shootout victory over Inter Milan in Nice on Saturday. NEW ERA who plays? last_img read more

DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY!

first_imgDDTV: Now we know Mayo are the opponents, excitement is building to the All-Ireland Final on September 23. Aidan McHugh and his friends took to the hills around Glengesh to make sure everyone on a trans-Atlantic flight over the next three weeks knows where Sam Maguire is coming later this month!Click the video to play DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY! was last modified: September 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY!last_img read more

THE DONEGAL ART GALLERY THAT DOES NOT CHARGE COMMISSION IS OPEN AGAIN

first_imgIt’s the art exhibition that gives EVERYTHING back to the artist!The 10th annual art exhibition will take place on the 1st floor at the Top filling Station, Gweedore Road, Dungloe.The gallery will open a unique exhibition featuring local artists on Saturday July 26th at 6.30pm, with a wine reception. The exhibition will continue until Sunday August 3th 2014 and will open daily from 11am until 5pm.As well as providing a platform for emerging Donegal artists to showcase their work and development, it also exhibits the best work from a number of principal artists who we have been working with us for many years now.Artists whose work will be exhibited include Gay O’ Toole, Heidi Nyguyen, Liz Doyle, Michelle Doherty, Kordula Ludwig, Martin Dorgan, Kate Doogan, Pat and Keith Makinson, Paul Sweeney, Paul Rush, Mary Ellen Bonner, Roz Sharkey, Deborah Melly, Peter Healey, Eilise O’ Hart, Mary Celine Boyle and Mary Mc Ginty to name but a few.What is unique about this art exhibition is that no commission is charged by Sharkey’s Service Station on works sold i.e. the artists keep 100% of the selling price of their works. This unique arrangement has been in place since the exhibitions started in 2005. This year is the 10th annual art exhibition to be held at Sharkey’s Service Station.The exhibition will feature over a100 works by local artists THE DONEGAL ART GALLERY THAT DOES NOT CHARGE COMMISSION IS OPEN AGAIN was last modified: July 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:art exhibitiondungloeTop Filling Stationlast_img read more

LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALIST APPEALS TO PEOPLE NOT TO INTERFERE WITH NESTING BIRDS

first_imgOne of Donegal’s most famous nesting birds, the Golden Eagle.A leading local environmentalist has appealed to people across Donegal not to interfere with bird’s nests.Chairman of Wild Inishowen, Dermot McLaughlin, said a number of factors have already made this a difficult season for breeding birds.And he appealed to people to consider birds before doing anything that will interfere with their breeding cycles. “As we are all aware the North West has experienced a cold wet spring ,with biting north easterly winds and heavy rainfall, combined with damaging night frosts. This has resulted in delayed growth, a lack of nest cover, and resulting food shortage for many bird species with increased vulnerability to predators.“All birds , their nests and young are protected by the Wild Life Act, and it is an offence to wilfully interfere or disturb their nests. Birds of prey are especially protected and any approach to their nests can only be done by licence from the relevant Department .“We would appeal to all people using the countryside at this very sensitive time of year to respect and protect our wonderful natural heritage by observing all of above.“Remember the country code, respect land owners rights, keep disturbance to minimum, so all can continue to enjoy our beautiful countryside.” LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALIST APPEALS TO PEOPLE NOT TO INTERFERE WITH NESTING BIRDS was last modified: May 15th, 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:Dermot McLaughlindonegalnesting birdsWildlife Inishowenlast_img read more

Sadness as accident victim named as former Donegal soldier

first_imgThe victim of yesterday’s fatal road collision on the N15 between Sligo and Donegal has been named.He was Packie McGrath from St. Benildus Ave in Ballyshannon.The 66-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car on the Sligo town side of Cliffoney on Thursday at approximately 4pm. The late Mr McGrath had served as a soldier and had been based at the 28th Battalion including Finner Camp and Rockhill.He was pronounced dead at the scene while the female driver of the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries.Three children travelling in the car were uninjured.The road is expected to be closed until lunchtime today. Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Sligo Garda station at 071 915 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1 800 666 111 or any Garda station.Sadness as accident victim named as former Donegal soldier was last modified: October 28th, 2017 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:accidentdonegalNamedsligosoldierlast_img read more

Redknapp: Spurs can win the title

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes his former club Tottenham can win the Premier League title within the next few years.The QPR boss, whose struggling team face Spurs at Loftus Road this weekend, insists he feels no animosity towards his successor Andre Villas-Boas.And Redknapp is convinced the north London side are capable of eventually being crowned champions.“I think they’re a club that can win the Premier League in the next few years,” he declared.“I think they’ve got a squad that’s capable of it and I said that when I was there. Nothing has changed my opinion.“The club is getting stronger and stronger, they’ve got a fantastic training ground, and it’s a club that could win the league – they’ve got the players to do that.”Meanwhile, Redknapp has dismissed speculation linking William Gallas with a move to QPR.Click here for our QPR v Tottenham quizYTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors’ Joe Lacob maintains confidence in Kevin Durant re-signing with Dubs

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery or video on your mobile device.OAKLAND – The Warriors think and talk about long-term plans that cover every best-case and worst-case scenario.As the Warriors enter the 2018-19 season, Kevin Durant’s pending free agency next season serves as the most vivid example. Will he re-sign with the Warriors as he has done every summer for the past two years? Or will he decide he is better off pursuing NBA championships, scoring records and …last_img read more