Liberia’s Delegation Arrives in Abu Dhabi for 2019 Special Olympics

first_imgThree athletes of the Liberia Special Olympic delegation to Abu DhabiLiberia’s Special Olympic team has arrived in Abu Dhabi, United Arabic Emirates for the 2019 Special Olympic World Games. The Special Olympic World Games is a multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the tradition of the Special Olympics movement.According to a dispatch from Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Andy Quamie, who traveled with the delegation, following the team’s arrival in Abu Dhabi, athlete Hassatou Duah won second place in her preliminary qualification race on Tuesday, March 12, in the 200m race, while Ehiabom Assaf secured the first spot in his preliminary qualification race to boost the country’s record at its debut at the Special Olympic World Games.Meanwhile, Samuel Smith’s race has been delayed due some errors on his registration papers emanating from the organizers. The team arrived on Monday, March 11, ahead of the official kickoff slated for March 14-21, 2019.The delegation includes Ethiabom Assaf (age 18), Hassatous Duah (16) and Samuel Smith (17). Krubo Wolobah Kokulo and Nyemah Yogi Yuoh will serve as Coaches for the athletes, while Yei Dolo is the medic. Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Andy Quamie is serving as government’s representative and Celab Dunbar is serving as head the Liberian delegation.This year’s event will bring together about 7,500 athletes, 3,000 coaches and 20,000 volunteers from 190 countries. The Special Olympics is the world’s largest humanitarian sporting event and a global movement which focuses on the empowerment of People of Determination with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport.The event is under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, whose leadership and vision have been instrumental in bringing together public and private sector partners to be a part of this worthy cause, the organizers said.  The Crown Prince Court led the winning bid efforts with a mission to promote positive social change for people with intellectual disabilities and create a more inclusive society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kerr watches as Everton make Palace pay for penalty miss

first_imgOn Saturday, Kerr traveled to the KCom stadium to watch Hull City, the club also sponsored by the betting firm.pic.twitter.com/8zrJp3uEBi— Dylan Kerr (@legend3) October 21, 2018Meanwhile, Everton’s third successive win in the Premier League lifted them into eighth place, but defeat left Palace just two points above the early season bottom three.The Eagles, managed by former England boss Roy Hodgson, had a great chance to break the deadlock on the hour mark when Wilfried Zaha was fouled in the box by Seamus Coleman.Luka Milivojevic hit his penalty down the middle and Pickford, diving left, blocked with his trailing leg.“I just looked at his run up and he normally whips it, I left my right leg dangling and managed to get a foot on it,” Pickford told Sky Sports. “It was a game-changer as it got the crowd going, and we needed that.Everton manager Marco Silva was then rewarded for his decision to make attacking substitutions with two well-taken goals.Calvert-Lewin came off the bench to head Everton in front from a cross by Ademola Lookman in the 87th minute and two minutes later fellow substitute Tosun capped a counter-attack with a powerful finish past Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.“It’s devastating to lose in the last minutes of the game,” said Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka. “We played well and created chances in the second half.”“The plan was to defend first, not concede and take our chances, but we didn’t take enough. We didn’t play badly, we will learn from this game.“We stick together and keep fighting,” he added.Coleman, returning from injury after missing Everton’s four previous league games, had the first chance at Goodison Park on Sunday but shot over the crossbar.Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin heading in the opening goal against Palace at Goodison Park © AFP / Oli SCARFFPalace then started to get into the game, with James Tomkins heading wide from an Andros Townsend cross.Pickford turned away a Milivojevic free-kick before Cheikhou Kouyate went even closer to a goal when his header hit the bar.Following a goalless first half, the match sparked into life in the second period.First came Palace’s penalty heartbreak, which was soon followed by Hennessey also saving with his feet to deny Everton’s Theo Walcott.But rather than settle for a point, Silva brought on Tosun for Bernard and then introduced Calvert-Lewin and Lookman.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved a penalty from Luka Milivojevic during a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Oct 21 – Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr was in attendance as Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved a penalty before substitutes Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun scored in the closing minutes, the Merseysiders winning 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday.Kerr has been in th United Kingdom for the past one week and attended the match to scout on the Toffees who will be playing his Kenyan side on November 2 in a friendly match organized by sponsors of the two teams, SportPesa.last_img read more

Tottenham and Arsenal interested in out-of-favour Man United defender – reports

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1 IN DEMAND targets LATEST Jones is out of contract next summer Jones is one of several United stars whose current deal expires in the summer.He has featured just twice this season as injuries continue to blight his Old Trafford career.According to The Sun, the club have no intention of letting him go to Arsenal or Tottenham for free. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Transfer News Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tottenham and Arsenal are looking to pounce if Manchester United do not extend the contract of defender Phil Jones, according to reports.The Red Devils hope to take up a 12-month option on the centre-back’s contract to ensure he doesn’t leave for free in the summer. REVEALED center_img Jose Mourinho remains a big fan of the England international and extending his contract would give the club time to consider their options next summer.Jones, who joined United from Blackburn for £16.5million in 2011, has made 171 appearances for the club since his arrival.Sir Alex Ferguson once claimed he had the potential to become one of his greatest signings. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets moving on last_img read more