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_imgElection candidate, Christy Galligan, has welcomed clarification from Health Minister James Reilly that there are no plans to close the maternity unit in Letterkenny General.Election candidate Christy GalliganGalligan claims this episode has been politically motivated by Fianna Fail – the timing of it alone would suggest as much.“Unfortunately, the speculation has been deeply upsetting and unhelpful for staff and patients in the hospital – they are the victims in all of this. “The fact remains that there is a review underway into maternity services in the West/North West Hospital Group following the death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway. That is currently how things stand. However, the Minister has assured that no service reconfiguration options have been recommended and there are no plans for closures of any maternity services in the region.“Fianna Fail and their representatives locally should desist from scaremongering local people for their own naked political gain, and instead begin developing practical, workable solutions to ongoing issues in Donegal which would better serve the people they are purported to represent.”   SCAREMONGERING ABOUT LETTERKENNY MATERNITY MUST STOP – GALLIGAN was last modified: May 16th, 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:Christy Galliganfianna failLetterkenny General HospitalMaternity Serviceslast_img read more