first_imgLNHA president Saweler, Assistant Minister Toe and LNHA secretary general GayeThe Liberia National Handball Association is waiting for plane tickets from the International Handball Federation to make its trip to Niamey, Niger to participate in the IHF Zone 3 Trophy competition.According to LNHA president, J. Mason Saweler a representative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports is working along with the LNHA to write the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue passports to the National Handball delegation for their departure on Saturday, April 7.He said the International Handball Federation (IHF) has promised to provide tickets for two delegations of Liberia (the youth and the junior teams, along with their coaches) to participate in the tournament.Countries expected to participate in the tournament are the host nation, Niger, Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Benin, and Liberia. The tournament is scheduled from 9-14.The International Handball Federation decided to underwrite the cost of traveling by air instead of traveling by road following an appeal by the Liberia National Handball Association, President Saweler said.Meanwhile, LNHA is appealing to Chief Patron of Sports President George Manneh Weah and all philanthropists to aid the teams in their preparation to represent Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Foyle Rambler ferry being used as a diving board! PIcture by Brendan Flanagan.A number of people were involved in a ‘stand-off” with the operators of the Lough Swilly Ferry service yesterday.The people, who were swimming at Buncrana Pier, too exception to the Foyle Rambler ferry docking at the pier.Some of the group then boarded the boat and climbed to the top and began diving off the boat. Eye-witnesses said the Captain asked them to get off the ferry, but they refused.Swimmers at the pier in Buncrana before the ferry docked. Picture by Brendan Flanagan.On a number of occasions he tried to get the men from climbing up on top of the ferry to dive off the boat.Staff on the boat eventually made a phonecall and the men eventually dispersed.The men, who had been drinking cans of alcohol, began shouting at the captain of the ferry. The ferry finally pulled out at 4.40pm. STAND-OFF AT FERRY AS SWIMMERS USE BOAT AS DIVING BOARD was last modified: July 21st, 2013 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:ferryFoyle Ramblerstand-offlast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool ‘Liverpool may never win Premier League title’ – Carragher’s ominous warning for Klopp’s Reds Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 23:15 10/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jurgen Klopp, Manchester City v Liverpool, Sept. 17 Getty Images Liverpool Premier League Jürgen Klopp The former Reds defender fears that those at Anfield having fallen behind a number of rivals, leaving them playing catch-up on and off the field Liverpool may never win the Premier League title, according to Jamie Carragher, with the club’s rivals making greater progress on and off the field.The Reds last claimed the top-flight crown in 1990, with Manchester United having since overhauled them as the most successful club in English football.Liverpool 9/1 to beat United 2-1 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Success has been in short supply throughout the Premier League era, despite a couple of near misses under Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers.Carragher fears that his former club will forever struggle to get over that particular line, with the riches on offer elsewhere ensuring that gap between the have and have nots continues to grow ever wider.The ex-Reds defender wrote in a column for the Telegraph: “Liverpool will not win the title this season. I am not convinced Jürgen Klopp will ever be able to bring it back to Anfield. I am not sure when my old club will win it again. I certainly do not see it happening in the near future.“These are not pleasant words, but such is the current balance of power in the Premier League Liverpool must face a harsh reality.“It is no longer appropriate to evaluate the success or otherwise of a Liverpool manager based on whether he wins the league. The competition is too strong to set the bar so high.Jamie Carragher Liverpool Premier League title never“There is no doubt the ultimate ambition remains the same as it has been since the last title in 1990 and the onus is on Klopp and Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group to banish such pessimism, but every season I find myself asking the same questions. How can Liverpool do it? How can they compete with three of the wealthiest clubs in the world? Given the history and expectations at Anfield, has Liverpool become English football’s impossible job?“Manchester United, City and Chelsea are formidable on and off the park. They have financial strength and a winning culture Liverpool do not currently possess.“For the last seven years FSG has tried to approach transfers in a studious way. It has yielded one League Cup. I think FSG are good owners, but to win the league their approach in the transfer market must be as robust as the big three, and I am not convinced they have the capacity to match them.”Carragher believes those failings on the recruitment front were highlighted once again over the summer, with Liverpool failing to address their defensive deficiencies after becoming bogged down in a long-running saga involving Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk.He added: “Liverpool conceded too many goals so wanted Virgil van Dijk. They put themselves into a position where he was ready to join but messed up. Instead of lining up alternatives they spent the summer hoping Southampton would change their mind.“It was Van Dijk or no one, which led to the season starting with Liverpool continuing to concede soft goals, failing to win games they dominate, dropping points to teams in the bottom half. “Liverpool cannot afford these mistakes on and off the pitch – not only to challenge for the Premier League but to remain in the top four.”Liverpool sit seventh in the table at present and face another stern test of their credentials on Saturday when old adversaries Manchester United pay a visit to Anfield. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more