first_imgThe battle to kick the deadly Ebola Virus Disease from Liberia will demand the urgent attention by Liberian athletes to avoid contact sports, says Mr. V. Murvee Gray, assistant minister for sports.His appeal comes in the wake of reports that Liberian athletes are playing kickball and soccer in the various communities in Monrovia and its environs.Which, Minister Gray said in an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday in Monrovia, “It is not in support of the Liberian government’s effort to fight the deadly virus.”Minister Gray said athletes who are involved in contact sports must realize that they are putting their lives at risk, by refusing to adhere to preventive measures announced by the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare.“The athlete must know that he has a responsibility to ensure that the effort to kick Ebola out of Liberia rest on him,” he said.He emphasized on contact sports, including soccer, kickback, handball and basketball but said athletes can engage in individual training, to keep them in shape.“You can warm-up alone,” he said, “which does not mean you need to engage anyone or get involved in any other athlete.”Though he admitted it is difficult to prevent athletes from playing contact sports, but said it is important for athletes to know that these are normal times, and they must decide to avoid contact sports.“Athletes must understand the danger that we are facing today in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease,” he said.Minister Gray, a former athlete and administrator, asked community leaders to support the national effort against the deadly virus.“We are asking them to supervise their children who are engaged in contact sports,” he said.Minister Gray revealed that the annual County Meet cannot take place until Liberia succeeds in its fight against Ebola.“We’ve completed the rules, groupings and the fixture for the next County Meet,” he said, “but we cannot host the meet until there is no Ebola in Liberia.”He said as a result reports by some players that they are training for the County Meet is unrealistic.He urged parents and community leaders in the various counties, districts, and clans to continue to educate their families with information provided by the Ministry of Health to fight the virus to ensure total eradication of the virus from the country.“Then,” he said, “we’ll play all kinds of sports.”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_imgLetterkenny businesswoman Frances Spears of Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s marked a major business milestone with a wonderful festive evening on Thursday last.Customers new and old visited the two popular gift stores on Letterkenny Main Street to congratulate Frances, enjoy festive treats and browse her unique stock.Keith Stevenson and Kathleen Salmon at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningFrances Spears at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningAlan’s Christmas WindowMourne AntiquesMourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningThe 2 Mary’s, Catherine Cooke-Harkin at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningThe Kennedy’s, Siobhan Grant and Clare McNickle at the Mourne Antiques Traditional Festive EveningFrances enjoyed welcoming everyone to the shop and offered great discounts as a show of appreciation. She made time to cut her birthday cake though, which was a beautiful bespoke design by Mel Rodriguez Cakes. Mourne Antiques began in Letterkenny back in 1992, when Frances moved her shop from Strabane to Letterkenny. Ever since, she has been sourcing one-of-a-kind pieces and beautiful gems, antique items and diamond jewellery for customers.Mourne Antiques and Amelia’s will be top spots for Christmas presents this month, where you’re sure to find something with a story that a loved one will appreciate.Amelia’s, Irish Design & Gifts celebrates Irish crafts from local makers and artists, so a gift from here is one that will bring delight to a loved one and also support the creative community.Amelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & GiftsAmelia’s, Irish Design & Gifts For opening hours and stock info, visit: www.facebook.com/mourneantiques and www.facebook.com/ameliasirishdesign Picture Special: Frances’ festive party celebrates 25 years at Mourne Antiques was last modified: November 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:amelia’sFrances SpearsletterkennyMourne AntiquesShop LKlast_img read more