Why LIBTELCO Took The Initiative of Championing Cyber-security in Liberia.

first_imgDr. Darren WilkinsBy Dr. Darren WilkinsOn August 17, 2017, LIBTELCO and its partners hosted the Country’s first National Cyber Security Forum. Many questioned the authority of LIBTELCO to champion such a forum since it is the responsibility of the Chief Information Office(r).Others argued that this initiative should have been taken on by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Head of the Sector and Policy Maker). Are they serious? In today’s article I endeavor to provide clarity on the “motivation” or the “instrument” that authorized/authorizes LIBTELCO to host and champion the National Cyber-security Forum.  I will also provide some insight into the efforts we have made in building a cyber-security mechanism that can help us in mitigating cyber threats and combating-cyber attacks.In my speech at the conference, I articulated that tackling cyber threats require collective efforts to build resilient institutions  to mitigate or counter cyber attacks. I mentioned that over the years, there have been alarming reports regarding cyber-attacks and cyber crimes, not just in developed countries but also in under-developed countries such as Liberia.  I urged all Information Communication Technology (ICT) institutions and cyber security firms to be ready to tackle cyber threats in the country, should the need arise.The National Cyber Security Forum was attended by stakeholders from both the public and the private sectors. It was also attended by Liberians from the Diaspora, and was carried live giving Liberians in the Diaspora the opportunity to contribute to the forum. Professionals from the Ivory Coast and China were also present. The primary focus of that forum was to create awareness for cyber security and its impact on the public and private sectors, and of course, our society as a whole.Now, why should LIBTELCO champion cyber-security and not the Chief Information Office(r)?  First of all, enshrined in the Telecommunications Act of 2007, is a clause that designates LIBTELCO as the “National Operator.” As the National Operator, the Corporation carries the responsibility of providing telecommunications or/and now ICT services to the Government and people of Liberia.Also, enshrined in the 2010-2015 ICT policy, is a mandate that LIBTELCO builds the Government Network (Gov.Net) as well as the national data center. These two tasks require maximum security to ensure that the country’s economy and digital infrastructure are secure from cyber threats and attacks. Of course, due to the lack of resources, both mandates have not been fully implemented.Protecting our digital infrastructure is a national security priority and a national economic priority. Over the past few months we have been advocating  the need for a comprehensive cyber security strategy that can guide us in  boosting our defenses in government, responding to threats , recovering from attacks  and more importantly, to prevent and disrupt them in the first place.LIBTELCO should be and must be one of the critical lines of Liberia’s cyber defenses.  For this to happen, we will need skilled men and women who can and will work around the clock, 24/7, monitoring threats, issuing warnings, and keeping Liberians safe.In this digital age our adversaries are getting more sophisticated and more determined, and more plentiful. Therefore, there is a need to be conscientious and frequently on the alert. Staying ahead of cyber attackers can be a challenge, but with the proper mechanism put in place, we can rest assured of mitigating cyber threats, as well as, having a robust counter response on the standby.Cyber security should not be seen as a government responsibility. The private sector needs to come on board as well. We also need to continue to invest in the education and skills of our IT Managers, and our cyber security professionals. The public too must be made aware of cyber security and the impact on society. This can be done jointly with the private sector, civil societies, donor agencies and the Government of Liberia.No doubt, cyber threats pose an enormous challenge for our country. It is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. Liberia may not be a country like other foreign governments that have their computer networks penetrated or hacked every single day. But I can assure you as we continue to develop our country, we might be one of the many nations that will be a target for consistent cyber attacks.Our critical infrastructure — our financial systems, power grids, pipelines, health care systems – are now running on networks connected to the Internet. So this is a matter of public safety and of public health. And most of this infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector. So neither government, nor the private sector can defend the nation alone. It’s going to have to be a shared mission — government and industry working hand in hand, as partners.We will definitely need to inject cyber security into our new ICT policy. All of us can agree that this is a threat that has to be addressed, hence there is a need for a comprehensive strategy and mechanisms to be put in place before the worst occurs.Our law enforcement agencies will need to be equipped with the skills and tools to prevent, detect, and go after cyber criminals.  We must be able to make cyber criminals know that we are not vulnerable and that we have the proper mechanisms in place to deal with them.,Cyber security is a hard and complicated issue, thus the need to work together. But we must focus on concrete and pragmatic steps that we can take to boost our cyber security endeavors. , I am confident that our collective cyber security efforts will help secure our information, our networks, public health and public safety.The past attack on one of our service providers sometime ago was a painful reminder that we have no greater duty than the security of the Liberian people. The Government of Liberia will need to provide the necessary support to stakeholders involved with cyber security both in the public and private sectors.The dawn and ever-present use of the internet and its accompanying technologies have made it imperative for all of us to garner at least a basic understanding of cyber threats cyber crimes and cyber security.The Internet is a world market place where trillions transact business yearly, asserting that the internet has become widely accessible by smaller mobile and handheld devices as the global system for many nations. We live in a time of rapid technology and social changes. The uncomfortable and inconvenient truth is that the more we experience these technological and social changes, the more we are vulnerable to cyber threats.Meanwhile, LIBELCO will continue to work with all stakeholders to increase cyber security awareness in Liberia. The three-day National Cyber Security Training that followed the National Cyber Security Forum is evidence that LIBTELCO takes cyber security seriously.Finally, we must not ignore the significance of cyber security in Liberia. We have achieved a level of modernity that now necessitates a robust cyber security policy and strategy. I believe now is the time to begin developing policies and strategies for cyber security.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mother still cries for justice for death of 4-year-old son

first_imgAfter 2 yearsAnna Persaud, the mother of four-year-old Mohan Ramkaran, who was killed by a reckless driver on the morning of March 15, 2017 is, still almost three years after the accident, calling for justice for her son’s unfortunate demise.Suspended Crime ChiefLyndon AlvesThe woman, who has been relentless in pursuing the course of justice for her son, is now at a standstill and uncertain of her next move after she was told by Top Cop Leslie James that a further inquest has now been requested into the matter.This follows an inquest which reportedly concluded with no clear indication as to whether the errant driver involved in the accident will be charged.Ramkaran, of Lot 108 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was struck down and killed a short distance from his home.Guyana Times had reported that Ramkaran and his uncle had gone to purchase a ball at a nearby shop when the accident occurred.While returning home, the child was struck down and dragged several feet, and it was not until his uncle ran behind the driver to stop her, did the woman realised what had transpired.Dead: Mohan Ramkaran“The boy was waiting to cross with the two lil’ boys because he see the car coming so he was waiting for it to pass before they cross, but then she (the car driver) swerve into the grass corner and hook the child. She run over the child and she drag him, she didn’t stop. The boy (teenager) had to run behind the car and stop the car, and then she knows that she had the child under the car,” the child’s grandmother, Bibi Nazmoon Khan had said.Ramkaran was pronounced dead on arrival at the Leonora Cottage Hospital.Following the tragic accident, the child’s family was forced to take protest action after the Police refused to charge the driver.The driver, who is the daughter of now suspended Crime Chief Lyndon Alves, was placed on $20,000 station bail and was seen days after the accident driving on the roadways again.Vague responsePersaud related on Wednesday that frequent visits to the Police were met with vague responses and being pushed around.“The Commander would send us to look for case file, and then they tell us they waiting on this body and that body, but up to now…. three weeks ago we went to see the Police Commissioner and he told us that the matter didn’t reach his desk as yet, and then we were told that now they are seeking a further inquest. But is because the girl is the daughter of the Crime Chief,” the woman said, adding that she was praying for the day she would get justice for her son.This newspaper was reminded by relatives that Police Commissioner Leslie James was the Divisional Commander at the time of the accident.Crime Chief Alves has been suspended following several allegations of corruption made against him.Alves was suspended from duties on Monday to facilitate the probe into the allegations of corruption.In that matter, a Police Lance Corporal Detective who is reportedly linked to a criminal network was said to have the protection of Alves.The said rank’s phone number was reportedly discovered in the cellphone of now dead criminal Kelvin “Kelly” Shivgobin, who was shot and killed recently in the backlands of Black Bush Polder during a shootout with the Police.The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has since disclosed that a probe was launched by the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).Alves was, in August of last year, handpicked with several others to serve as Deputy Commissioner alongside the Police Commissioner. He was handpicked by President David Granger after having been found to be “unbribable”.last_img read more

State of City talk marked by protest

first_img“It’s going to preserve the charms of this city I was born in 60 years ago,” he said. The economy is poised for growth with the City Council recently adopting a new downtown land use plan, which will encourage live-and-work development along Brand Boulevard. Downtown’s office vacancy rate – at about 16 percent, a sore spot for local leaders – also appeared on the decline, Weaver said. “Our future is bright,” he said. “Our future is now.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304 UNITE HERE organizer Paulina Gonzalez said the union wants to get better pay and benefits for the workers. Officials at the hotel, owned by Eagle Hospitality of Covington, Ky., have maintained they are neutral on the organizing drive, though they insisted the workers decide whether to unionize by election. “Seems like what would be best for both entities – UNITE HERE and the hotel – would be to go through the secret ballot process and let our team members decide,” said Linda Norman, the hotel’s general manager. During his speech, Weaver said the wages for local residents and the city coffers have increased steadily since 2000. The city’s annual budget has swelled to $636 million, with an additional $700 million invested in housing and other municipal projects. The council also approved an ordinance protecting historic districts. GLENDALE – Mayor Dave Weaver’s State of the City address was marred Thursday by the arrests of 16 pro-union demonstrators outside the Hilton hotel, the latest public clash in a two-year-old labor dispute. The 16 were arrested for unlawful assembly after sitting down in the middle of Glenoaks Boulevard during a demonstration organized by UNITE HERE Local 11, which has been trying to unionize the hotel’s 180 workers. The protesters faulted Weaver for crossing their picket line to attend the luncheon event, sponsored by the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. The other four City Council members were no-shows. “I don’t think it’s fair that many of us who live in Glendale don’t have the support of the City Council,” said Leticia Ceballos, a housekeeper at the hotel for seven years. last_img read more

Insider Trading: West Ham in for World Cup hero and Chelsea to miss out on Atletico Madrid star?

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Our man in the know brings us the latest on Alexis Sanchez’s move to Arsenal and says the deal will be announced imminently for approximately £33million.There are a couple of Premier League tussles for players going on with Tottenham and Liverpool fighting over Swansea’s Wilfried Bony, while Spurs are also trying to hijack Chelsea’s move for Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis.Warren also discusses West Ham’s bid for Ecuador World Cup star Enner Valencia, Steven Caulker’s proposed move to QPR and says Kieran Richardson is undergoing a medical at Aston Villa.Latest transfer news and rumours on talkSPORT.com:Arteta staying at Arsenal! Agent says Spaniard will not be joining FiorentinaBattle on for Bony! Liverpool hijack Tottenham’s move for Swansea strikerEvra to take break before completing move from Man United to JuventusPremier League transfer blow! Bayern Munich set sights on Costa Rica starGranero set for QPR stay despite Real Sociedad interest?Arsenal transfer blow! Juventus land highly-rated Real Madrid starTottenham in stunning bid to snatch Atletico ace from Chelsea’s grasplast_img read more

Henry’s future up in the air

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityHenry, listed as questionable on the injury report, was back at practice Friday for the first time since injuring his leg against Indianapolis last week. “If there is no setback with where he’s at, he will play,” Shanahan said. However, Broncos receiver Javon Walker will not play against the Chargers, Shanahan said. Walker still has swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. He thought he’d be ready for the Pittsburgh game Oct. 21. The Broncos have a bye week after San Diego. Shanahan said Henry dropped by his house Thursday night and they chatted about the incident for around an hour. But he couldn’t go into details about the conversation per NFL policy. Henry was granted a temporary restraining order in Suffolk County (N.Y.) Supreme Court to prevent the league from using a urine specimen against him and to prevent the league from disclosing the test results. But an appellate court vacated the order, according to court papers filed in Brooklyn federal court. From news services Travis Henry returned to the field Friday for practice amid uncertainty over his future with the Denver Broncos. Henry, the NFL’s leading rusher, is trying to prevent the league from suspending him over the results of a drug test, according to federal court records. He said he couldn’t comment on the case on the advice of his attorney. Henry plans to play Sunday against San Diego. Broncos coach Mike Shanahan thought that was a strong possibility, as long as Henry’s injured right ankle and knee are up to it. A Newsday report said Henry claims the league violated its substance abuse policy by not allowing his experts to be present for testing of his urine sample, according to the court report. Around the league Steelers: Wide receiver Hines Ward will miss his second game in a row Sunday because of a right knee injury. Nose tackle Casey Hampton (hamstring) and safety Troy Polamalu (rib cage cartilage) did not practice all week and are listed as questionable. Bills: Receiver Peerless Price’s season is likely over after he was scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a disc in his neck. Giants: Defensive end Osi Umenyiora missed his second practice because of a sore left knee. Umenyiora and receiver Plaxico Burress (ankle) were listed as questionable for Sunday. Redskins: Receiver Santana Moss (groin) didn’t practice and is listed as doubtful for Sunday against Detroit. Chargers: Rookie wide receiver Craig Davis could miss Sunday’s game at Denver with a sprained ankle.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Cyclone just latest in series of hard hits taken by Bangladesh

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh – The cyclone that ravaged Bangladesh’s coast has left the country reeling, but for many here already weary of hardship it just seemed like the latest in a series of plagues afflicting the nation. There’s the grinding poverty that forces some 60 million people to live on less than $1 a day. There’s the overpopulation that has packed nearly 150 million people into a country the size of Iowa, where just 3 million people live. There’s the rampant corruption, the political state of emergency, the power shortages in the teeming cities and the annual floods on the low-lying coast. Bangladesh is perennially ranked among the world’s most corrupt nations, according to the Berlin-based watchdog group Transparency International. About 2-3 percent of its economy, or around $1.5 billion, is estimated lost annually to corruption. In a series of astonishing moves, the interim government has gone after the biggest fish, jailing two of the country’s former prime ministers on corruption charges, as well as a host of their associates and family members. Mohammad Haroun, a sidewalk fruit seller in Dhaka, used to have to pay a policeman 15-30 cents every day for his slab of pavement. Since the interim government came to power in January, he said the police no longer demand bribes. The imprisoned former leaders, Sheikh Hasina and her archrival Khaleda Zia, kept the country in a chokehold for 15 years as they traded the premiership back and forth, allegedly embezzling vast fortunes along the way and stymieing the political process with their deep enmity for one another. Hasina is the daughter of Rahman, the first prime minister, and Zia is the widow of the second. “At last, something is being done about corruption,” said Syed Manjurul Islam, a professor at Dhaka University. “But this should have been done 30 years ago.” The country’s economy has also improved dramatically in recent years, largely thanks to a booming textile industry. The economy grew 6.5 percent during the 2007 fiscal year and 6.6 percent the year before, according to the Asian Development Bank. The World Bank said in a report released earlier this month that Bangladesh could almost double its per capita income to $870 by 2016 if corruption is curbed and the economy continues to grow. In another promising sign, the infant mortality rate has fallen from 574 deaths per thousand births in 1990 to 66 in 2007, according to the World Bank.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSome plagues are nature’s design – the man-eating tigers of the mangrove forests – and some are man-made – the thick-as-soup pollution in Dhaka, the impossibly congested capital. “Sometimes,” said Anwara Begum, a villager who lost her home and cattle in last week’s cyclone, “it feels like Allah is not with us.” Whether it’s in a village of bamboo huts or a city of honking traffic, life in Bangladesh is lived on the edge, and the smallest push can lead to disaster. The government is largely ineffective and bribes are necessary for everything from getting a driver license to opening a vegetable stand. Still, some recent political and economic developments are encouraging: Incomes are rising, infant mortality is falling, and the economy is growing. Bangladesh’s military-backed government has launched a campaign to crush corruption that has won praise from all corners of the country. last_img read more

TRANSFER LATEST: Poland star wants Liverpool move this summer

first_img Piotr Zielinski Liverpool’s pursuit of Piotr Zielinski has received a boost after it was revealed a move to Anfield is his first choice.The Reds are just one of a number of clubs hoping to land the gifted Poland international this summer, with Udinese seemingly ready to cash in.Serie A runners-up Napoli were another of his admirers and they appeared to be closing in on his capture when they agreed a fee to sign him this summer.However, according to sources in Italy, Zielinski is holding out for a move to Liverpool, while AC Milan are his second choice.The 22-year-old’s agent is said to have met with Napoli officials and informed them of his client’s wishes.It has been suggested that he will only consider Napoli if he fails to secure a switch to either of those clubs, which could tempt Liverpool to step up their bid to sign him. 1last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Herminio Sanchez Merino of Norwalk in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old man outside a nightclub, police said.Authorities said the victim, Juan Vasquez, also of Norwalk, was standing outside the Pioneer Club at about 2a.m. Sunday when the shooting occurred.“He was waiting out in front for his girlfriend to come out of the club and got into a verbal altercation with one of the band members,” said Sgt. Alec MacArthur of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau.The other man pulled out a handgun and shot Vasquez, who died later at St. Francis Hospital, MacArthur said. Police talk man out of suicide WHITTIER – Police officials talked a suicidal man out of shooting his wife and children, Whittier police spokesman Jason Zuhlke said Monday.At midnight Friday, a man called the Whittier Police Department and said he was threatening his wife and children with a gun at the Blue Pacific Motel, Zuhlke said.After talking with dispatchers over the phone and officers at the scene, the man agreed to surrender to officers. He was taken to a mental institution for an assessment. Suspected thief arrested at hotel WHITTIER – Police arrested a 25-year-old Whittier man on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle Sunday at the Best Whittier Inn.The officer ran the license plates of a vehicle parked at the motel Sunday and discovered it was stolen, said police spokesman Jason Zuhlke.Three hours after identifying the car, a man came out of a motel room to move the car and was arrested. Officials would not identify the man. Garage shooting remains a mystery WHITTIER – Authorities continue to search for suspects in the case of a man who was shot and killed inside his garage days before Christmas.Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials identified the victim as 25-year-old Marco Vasquez of unincorporated Whittier.Vasquez was shot several times in his upper body in the garage of his apartment complex in the 10000 block of Ben Hur Avenue at 7:20p.m. Dec. 19.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call (323) 890-5500. Suspected robber caught by dog WHITTIER – A repeat robber led Whittier police on a short chase before being caught and arrested at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.Whittier Police spokesman Jason Zuhlke said a police dog was used to apprehend the robber, who was found hiding in a house near the 7300 block of Milton Avenue.The man, who police would not identify, was taken to a local hospital for minor dog-bite injuries, Zuhlke said. La Mirada to vote on fireworks law LA MIRADA – At 7 p.m. tonight, the City Council will consider an ordinance keeping the use of fireworks legal on July 4. The meeting will be in the council chambers at City Hall, 13700 La Mirada Blvd.Since the city has had problems with fireworks, city officials legalize their use on a year-to-year basis.Last year, 41 citations were issued, compared with 44 in 2004, and the city received 103 calls for service related to fireworks, compared with 117 in 2004. – From staff reportslast_img read more

Letterkenny Ladies annual outing in Co. Louth a big hit

first_imgOne of the highlights of the year for Letterkenny Ladies Captain Jackie Ireland was the annual ladies outing. This year the venue was the Ballymascanlon Hotel in Co Louth.A superb choice which was endorsed by the over thirty ladies who travelled. A big thank you to Captain Jackie and her wonderful Vice Captain Mary Fowley for organizing this perfect venue, from both a golfing and entertaining aspect.Many club events have taken place over the summer, including the Mc Fadden’s gift shop sponsored competition last week. Hannah McFadden of McFadden’s Pharmacy, sponsors of a club competition with Captain Jackie Ireland and some of the winners. On 26th July Brown’s on the Green sponsored the Tuesday competition. The following results were recorded;Winner was our talented young golfer Sarah Mc Brearty 35 pts. Runner-up Marian O Sullivan 33 pts. In third place the winners older sister Mary Beth Mc Brearty 33 pts. Two young golfers to watch. Front nine Marian Keating 19 pts, back nine Kate Gallagher 19 pts.The Little Angels open was played on Thurs 28th July. Anne Condon with a super score of 40pts was the clear winner. Runner-up Vera Kearney 32pts, in third place Marian O Sullivan 32pts (bot). Congratulations to all the prize winners.Even though the very brave Challenge Cup team put up a spirited fight they were sadly beaten by a very strong Belvoir Park team who now go on to the Ulster semi-finals. The club would like to thank Margo Birmingham the team Capt, and all the players, caddies for their participation in the team events.Finally the ladies club would like to wish our Capt Jackie a wonderful Captains day on Sat. August 6th.Letterkenny Ladies annual outing in Co. Louth a big hit was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:captain jackie irelandgolfLetterkenny ladieslast_img read more

GAA News: Gaeil Fhánada ladies to play Glenswilly in Ladies Junior B Championship Final

first_imgLotto resultsNumbers drawn were: 02, 06, 08, 15, 18. Winner of €100 – E M G Milford. Bonus no: 16. €50 winner – Sheila Mc Loughlin, Pollaid. Next week’s Jackpot is €1,150. Fiona & Bridie on duty next week.Come buy a ticket and support our wee club! Ladies Junior B Championship FinalOur ladies play Glenswilly in Milford this Sunday morning at 11a.m. in the Ladies Junior B Championship Final. Fair play to our ladies and their management John and Hughie for getting this far, let’s hope all their commitment and hard work pays off on the day. Ádh mór cailíní ó gach duine san Chlub!Seniors win in BuncranaOur seniors picked up two valuable points in Buncrana yesterday evening. Fanad got off to a whirlwind start with Michael Sweeney hitting the net from the throw in after nice approach play with Seimi ‘Coshia’ Friel. This gave Fanad a platform to build from and their tenacious defending snuffed out numerous Buncrana attacks. Buncrana are a dangerous outfit, the likes of Odhran Doherty, Oisin Doherty and Garbhan Friel have the ability to destroy teams but Fanad’s patience and hard work was something that the lads can be very proud of. Brian McVeigh covered every blade of grass on the field and Oisin Shiels was very influencial over the course of the game.Ryan McGonigle was also unstoppable, hitting two points and was very unlucky not to hit a late goal after a great save by Sean Parker.  Half time score was Fanad 1-4 – 0-1 Buncrana.Buncrana did hit a purple patch possession wise but again Fanad held strong. The experience of Cathal Martin and Shaun McElwaine proving crucial. Fanad closed out the game with points off the boot of Ryan McGonigle, Oisin Shiels and the impressive Seami ‘Nanny’ Friel.A great win and with Urris and Naomh Ultan also winning it makes the finale to the season even more exciting. Fanad’s approach of playing 5 forwards in the Buncrana half for the entire game with Seami Nanny in a third midfielder role worked well and a similar approach will be needed when we face our nearest rivals Milford this weekend in championship.Milford are on the crest of a wave after achieving promotion to division 1, a remarkable achievement. However championship is a different animal and it should be a tight affair on Saturday evening.Tria Loch is the place to be this Saturday evening with the Reserves up first, followed by Seniors. Come out and give our boys the support they deserve! Bord na nÓg UpdatesU16 boys in Northern Division 2 League Semi FinalGaeil Fhánada U16s beat Carndonagh 5:11 to 2:15 in Tria Locha last Monday evening after extra time. Fair play to all the boys and management for great team affair. (Full report on facebook). Best of luck next Sunday (time and venue to be confirmed) when our boys take on Termon in the Northern Final. Well done boys, best of luck next Sunday!Minor Boys Championship: Opponents: MalinVenue & Time: Malin @ 7.15PMDate: Tuesday 23rd AugustFanad defeated LK Gaels in their opening fixtureMinor Girls Championship – Division 1 Semi Final:Opponents: GlenfinVenue & Time: Glenfin @ 7PMDate: Tuesday 23rd AugustFanad finished top of their group defeating Milford, Termon and Cloughaneely in the processSwilly Mulroy Parish League:Finals this Thursday 25th August in Traigh a Locha @ 6PM.U8 Playoff game:Portsalon Blues v Shannagh Yellows. (Both these teams topped their group)6.20pm – Semi final, Ballywhoriskey Oranges v loser of game A.6.45pm FINAL Winner of Game 1 v Winner of Semi Final.U10:6.20pm Semi Final Glinsk Oranges v Ballyheerin Reds,7.10pm Final Octore Blues v Glinsk or Ballyheerin.U12:More info to followThe 3 finals will be played at different times so that everyone can get to see them. The evening should last roughly 2 hours with the presentation of cups and medals to take place after all 3 finals have finished. More to comeBest of luck to all our children and students who head back to school and college in the coming weeks. Ádh mór! Only 17 weeks until Christmas!GAA News: Gaeil Fhánada ladies to play Glenswilly in Ladies Junior B Championship Final was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:GAAGaeil Fhanadaglenswillyladies junior b championshipslast_img read more