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‘Team Liberia’ Denied Entry into China

first_imgThe People’s Republic of China (PRC) has denied Team Liberia entry into China to participate in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics as part of preventive measures against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia, the Liberia National Olympics Committee has said.LNOC president Philipbert Brown told the Daily Observer Thursday that he had been informed by Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe that “Chinese President Xi Jinping called President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to explain the Chinese government’s decision.”Mr. Brown said: “Minister Nagbe also said the Chinese government expressed regret for the action and promised to [re]pay our expenses.”The LNOC boss indicated that International Olympic Committee also extended its regret over the inconvenience.He added that as of yesterday, Team Liberia is currently in Accra, Ghana heading back home.Team Liberia comprised of a five-man delegation of athletes Tracy Chayee, 16 and Momolu Sambai, 17, and their coaches, and is headed by the LNOC’s Assistant Secretary General Frederick Pratt. The team departed Liberia last Monday.China (PR) has sent a medical donation valued at US$1.7 million to the Liberian government to fight the Ebola scourge in the country. The donation, already in the country, includes personal protective equipment, hospital curtains, sanitizers, disinfectants and patient monitoring equipment.Team Liberia would have participated in the 400m hurdles (Ms. Chayee) and 50m freestyle swimming event, (Sambai). This is the second Liberian delegation to suffer denial from participating in a sports event since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the country.The Liberia Handball Association was recently prevented from participating in a handball competition in Lome, Togo.Meanwhile, LNOC President Brown regretted sending off Team Liberia in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LYIT STUDENTS PUT ON THE STYLE FOR CLUBS AND SOCIETIES AWARDS

first_imgScholarship Winners for the LYIT Clubs and Societies who received there awards at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.Pictured fron row (l-r) Maria McBride, Law Society, Kevin Carter, LGBT Society, Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society, Hugh Hunter, Riadh Egan, Canoe Club, Conor Boyd, Gaisce Society, Ian Smyth, LGBT Society.Back Row (L-R) Paul Hannigan President LYIT, Anne-Marie Kelly, Vicky O’ Rourke, Paddy Gallagher Sports officer LYIT, Fiona Kelly Student Admistrator, Brian Mc Elwaine LYIT Student Union President and Tayna Russel Welfare Officer LYIT. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.The Annual LYIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in Letterkenny.Among the awards for presentation were the Most Outstanding Club Member, Leadership Award, Best Society and the Civic, Charity & Community Engagement Award – an award now highly regarded in third level education circles, and awarded in recognition of the club that best displayed their skills in linking with the community.Club Scholarships were also presented to 7 successful candidates selected from 33 applicants, each of the winners, who lead their clubs and their organisation with distinction, received the award worth €1,400 which will assist in progressing their studies. Included in the guest list were previous winners of the scholarship categories and members of both the Canoe Club and Gaisce Society, winners of the Best Club category in the past.In the area of Civic, Charity and Community engagement both Paul Hannigan, President and Patsy McGonagle, Irish Olympic Team Manager and guest speaker on the night, focussed on the growing need for increased levels of engagement in the community.Club award winners at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny are front row (l-r) Adam Crossan, Ian Smyth and Kevin Carter LGBT, Riadh Eagan Canoe Club, Conor Boyd Gaisce Society and John Mc Clean Gardening Society. Back Row (L-R) Paddy Gallagher Sports officer LYIT, Vickey O’ Rourke, Brian Mc Elwaine LYIT Student Union President, Anne-Marie Kelly, Fiona Kelly Student Admistrator and Paul Hannigan President of LYIT. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.Patsy McGonagle related to many of his own life experiences being founded on a good community spirit which helped him and many others to develop as leaders.Paul Hannigan, in addressing the assembled group of students, referred to the many demands of the education system in third level colleges such as LYIT and hoped that the Clubs and Societies programme, which had started many years ago in the institute, would continue to grow in the manner that it has done to date. This could not have happened without the support of the people behind the scenes, namely the Finance Committee and Registration Committee, Fiona Kelly SU Administrator and Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer all of whom he congratulated for their efforts.Members of the LYIT Ladies soccer team who won team of the year at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.Included in the photo with team members are Patsy Mc Gonagle,Tommy Harkin and Niall Mc Gonagle team Coaches ,Paddy Gallagher sports officer and Paul Hanningan LYIT president.Photo by Gerard Mc HughThe Winners;1. Riadh Egan, Canoe Club, Most Outstanding Club Member 20142. Gaisce Society, Award for Civic, Charity and Community Engagement 20143. John Mc Clean, Gardening Club, Leadership Award 2014 4. LGBT Society, Best Society 2014Scholarship Winners 20141. Maria McBride, Law Society2. Ian Smyth, LGBT Society 3. Hugh Hunter, Canoe Club4. Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society5. Conor Boyd, Gaisce Society6. Riadh Egan, Canoe Club7. Kevin Carter, LGBT SocietySports Awards 20141. Danny Tourish, Individual Sports Star Award 20142. Ladies Soccer, Team of the Year 2014 .LYIT STUDENTS PUT ON THE STYLE FOR CLUBS AND SOCIETIES AWARDS was last modified: April 10th, 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:awardsdonegalletterkennyLYITstudentslast_img read more