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Liberia Excluded from Handball Tournament

first_imgLiberia has been excluded from participating in the African Junior Handball Tournament, from 28 July to 4, August, 2014 in Lome, Togo, due to the presence of Ebola in the country.The LHA was expected to send both male and female teams to the Lome Tournament but was excluded from the tournament by the International Handball Federation (IHF).LHA president J. Mayson Saweler told the Daily Observer that the IHF requested an Ebola Clearance Certificate, just before the two teams’ departure.The Clearance Certificates were not part of the requirement for participation, he said, but with the increasing number of Liberians who have been affected and even lost their lives, the IHF decided to finally exclude Liberia from the tournament.“Even Nigeria has also been excluded due to the reported death of a Liberian with the disease in that country,” Saweler said.Liberia is in Zone 3 along with Ghana, Togo, (host), Burkina Faso, Benin and the Ivory Coast.“Since we are the first organization to suffer from traveling abroad,” Saweler said, “I think it is necessary that we work along with other sports organizations to create more awareness against this deadly disease.”“We play handball with bare hands,” Saweler said, “so we will demonstrate to all that we must obey preventive measures from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as we fight the disease.”He announced an Ebola Awareness Campaign last Saturday involving more than 50 athletes at the Sports Commission.He also used the occasion to appeal to UNESCO, UNDP and UNICEF to support his organization’s effort to provide awareness to handball players, who are mainly students, throughout the country.At its awareness campaign on Saturday, Liberian musician, Ms. Emma Smith, who had donated jerseys to the association, was expected to be in attendance to entertain the players and the crowd.He meanwhile made an appeal to the Ministry of Youth and Sports to allow his association to give a handball performance before and after the end of the forthcoming National County Meet.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UPDATED: MEN HURT IN DONEGAL CRASH ARE TWO BROTHERS OF TRIPLETS

first_imgThe two young men involved in a serious road crash yesterday are two brothers from a set of triplets.The men, named locally as Graham and Grant Wilder, from Strabane, are both in hospital after the overnight collision.The 24 year olds were in a car which crashed on the N14 at Galdonagh near Drumoghill off the main Letterkenny to Lifford road. Grant, who was believed to be drivng, was being treated at Letterkenny General Hospital, where his condition is serious but stable.Graham, the passenger of white Peugeot 205, suffered more serious head injuries and was transferred to Beaumont hospital in Dublin with serious head injuries.A technical examination of the area has been completed.A local source said the crash happened near a bend on the road around 4am. The incident follows several weeks where increased garda patrols had helped to reduce the number of road traffic collisions.PIctures by: NewspixirlEndsUPDATED: MEN HURT IN DONEGAL CRASH ARE TWO BROTHERS OF TRIPLETS was last modified: May 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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