2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medalCapellan will still see action in vault, while the 17-year-old De Guzman will vie for golds in her favorite events, floor exercise and balance beam.“I hope the other sports follow suit,” said Carrion who is also counting on team events.RELATED VIDEO Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENT Reyland Capellan (left) and Kaitlin de Guzman (right) celebrate with Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and chief of mission Cynthia Carrion after winning two gold medals in the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — With two golds in the bag, gymnastics chief Cynthia Carrion said the Philippines can still expect two to three more triumphs in the next few days.Carrion, who is also the chief of mission, said she is looking at a few more wins in individual and team events in the sport being held at MITEC Hall 9.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA GamesGymnastics has 20 golds at stake in both rhythmic and artistic disciplines, which can turn in a gold mine that Team Philippines needs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Incidentally, it was Carrion, in her capacity as chief delegate, who forecasted a 50-gold turnout for the PH contingent.Gold medalists Reyland Capellan in men’s artistic floor exercise and Kaitlin de Guzman in uneven bars kept the country’s campaign afloat Tuesday morning. View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Teen gunned down in Masbate National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
MOST READ INDEPENDENCE, Ohio— Kevin Love signed his new contract and proudly put on a hard hat. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sick Malaysian badminton star out of World Championships, Asian Games Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As the NBA waited for James to make his move earlier this month, Love was with friends on Long Island when he got word that his teammate was bound for LA.“I was kind of just sitting there in a crowd of people and I go, ’Huh, OK, well, let me go call Koby,’” Love said. “Koby actually ended up calling me and made a couple calls and we need to figure some things out, but here we go, let’s build this thing.”Love, who will turn 30 in September, just completed his fourth season with Cleveland, which was swept by Golden State in the Finals. And although James is elsewhere, Love believes that with him and young players like rookie guard Collin Sexton, forwards Cedi Osman and Larry Nance and others, Cleveland can remain more than competitive.“You lose the best player in the world, you have to form a new identity,” he said. “But I think in some cases what we lose in identity we will make up but we also have in culture. We’ve always had a culture here that has been very hard working. … I think we’re going to see a lot of guys really having fun and being themselves and playing really hard-nosed basketball.”Altman said it wasn’t long after James announced he wasn’t coming back that he made his commitment to Love.“Right after LeBron decided to leave, I called Kevin first,” Altman said. “I said: ‘Kev, I’m not trading you. I want you to be here and I want you to be a part of this thing,’ and he was all in then, too. He’s never wavered in his commitment, not once in the four years since we traded for him and not once this summer and, to me, that’s really, really meaningful.“He wants to be a part of this franchise and be the leader. I think he’s earned that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins It’s now his team.“I look back, everything happens for a reason,” Love said. “My best friend from back home said, ‘It always works out.’ This is where I wanted to be. I’ve said that all along. There were some tough times where potentially I would have been traded and my name came up in rumors every few months. But hopefully that ends now.”Love didn’t know when he arrived at the arena that he would be meeting with carpenters, electricians, plumbers and team employees to celebrate his signing. General manager Koby Altman wanted to surprise him.Moments after signing, Love took a selfie with the workers and posted it on Instagram.READ: Cavs star Love reveals battle with panic attacks“It wasn’t even my idea, but I thought it was great,” Love said. “I had all the people behind me. It’s almost like, to me it’s not a rebuild, because we have talent, we have championship-caliber guys, and we have young and fresh guys that are going to be willing to learn and come along in this league.“I think guys putting on their hard hats and coming to work every day — that has to be the identity to our team, and I think we have guys that are cut from that cloth and are going to be willing to go out there and prove themselves.”Love will make $24.1 million next season before the extension begins, making his contract worth $145 million over five years. Love waived his option for 2019-20 and there are no other options or trade clauses within the new deal.He will be paid $28.9 million in 2019-20, $31.3 million in 2020-21 and 2021-22, and $28.8 million in 2022-23.The deal gives Love obvious financial security, and it locks up an elite player for the Cavaliers, who want to avoid stumbling the way they did when James left the first time in free agency in 2010. The Cleveland Cavaliers will rebuild around him.The All-Star forward made a long-term commitment to the franchise on Tuesday by signing a four-year, $120 million extension with the Cavaliers, who believe Love can help them stay competitive following LeBron James’ departure.The 29-year-old Love, who was nearly traded twice by Cleveland, signed the extension in front of dozens of construction workers inside Quicken Loans Arena, the team’s downtown home, which is undergoing a $140 million renovation not unlike the makeover taking place with the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions.READ: Cavaliers sign Kevin Love to 4-year, $120M extensionThe symbolic moment wasn’t lost on Love, who came to Cleveland four years ago to join James and Kyrie Irving and form the Cavs’ “Big 3.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?
the Guyana Police Force on Monday issued a wanted bulletin for Kirk Errol Paton, 39, of Lot 203 CharlotteKirk Errol PatonStreet, Georgetown, for questioning in relation to trafficking in persons and forgery.The Police stated that the offence was committed on November 6, 2014 at the Central Immigration and Passport Office, Camp Street, Georgetown.Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Paton is asked to contact the Police on telephone numbers 229-2289, 229-2569, 227-2128, 225-6411, 225-2227, 225-8196, 227-1149, 226-7065, 911 or the nearest Police station.
In efforts to prepare for their reintegration into society, 16 inmates at the Timehri Prison have successfully completed training programmes in anger management and carpentry.The East Bank Demerara (EBD) Prison hosted its second graduation this year on Tuesday. The event saw 16 inmates graduating – eight from the anger management programme, facilitated by Solutions Training Consultancy and Counseling Services headed by Wil Campbell, and the other eight from the carpentry and joinery class, facilitated by Lansdale Chapman.The anger management programme has been instrumental in fostering behaviour changes among the inmates. The class taught them to accept that anger was an emotion within everyone and it could not be denied but instead managed. They also learnt to accept responsibility for their actions when they are angry; this was followed by positive coping methods that could be used to combat an explosive response with a passive one. This programme encourages logical thinking and improve decision making.Meanwhile, some of the pieces created in the carpentry and joinery class were showcased at the graduation. The class taught a skill that could be used outside of prison to obtain finances as opposed to returning to a life of crime. The pieces showcased were a chest of drawers, combination chairs and bar chairs.These are just two of the vocational and educational training programmes that the Guyana Prison Service offers to inmates in an effort to rehabilitate them for reintegration into society, with new skills and behaviour as well.The anger management programme is currently in place at three prison locations and is expected to commence at a fourth location in August 2018. The graduation was a success as family members of the graduates were allowed to attend and lend their support.There are at least four programmes that are expected to be restarted in the new academic year, including Work Readiness and CXC Maths and English – all in an effort to effectively rehabilitate and reintegrate inmates.Despite the constraints, the Guyana Prison Service will continue to fulfil one of its main responsibilities: rehabilitation. The Prison Service believes that changing the thinking of inmates and equipping them with marketable skills could result in a reduction of the recidivism rate.
She expressed her delight that the work undertaken by Special Olympics in Kenya and across the world – has transformed the lives of people with disability.“You have provided a unique platform for them to participate in sporting activities, and an opportunity to pursue a sports career,” said the First Lady.First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Photo/PSCUThe First Lady was speaking this morning during celebrations marking the partnership between Lions Club International Foundation and Special Olympics Kenya held at Loresho Primary School grounds.A Unified Football match between the Leos and Special Olympics was part of the celebrations.The First Lady said sports have a unique ability to transcend across economic, physical and social cultural barriers.“I am convinced that sports is an important vehicle that will provide our youth with a positive competitive spirit, determination and courage to overcome social barriers that have restricted inclusive participation – because of generalizations, assumptions, prejudices or stereotypes,” she saidFirst Lady Margaret Kenyatta with the Special Olympics team. Photo/PSCUThe First Lady, an avid supporter and key participant in sports especially athletics said she has personally witnessed how sports has had lasting positive impact on the lives of children.“And while we must not underestimate the power of sports to transform attitudes, and promote inclusion, we must not only focus on the why inclusiveness, but on the how, she said.She pointed out that sports for people with disability must allow participation at all levels without hindrance.First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the event held at Loresho Primary School. Photo/PSCUThe First Lady said the partnership between the two organizations was informed by research showing that a large percentage of Special Olympic athletes had not accessed eye examinations services.“We know that many partnership efforts mostly target larger population issues such as malaria, HIV and Aids, Cancer, and unfortunately invest less on people with disabilities – they are largely under-served group when it comes to health issues not to mention eye-care,” she said.She applauded the Special Olympics and Lions Club International Opening Eye programs for their steadfast and unwavering work.Through this partnership, the First Lady pointed out the two organizations have managed to reach out to 400,000 athletes with screening, and offering close to 200,000 special eyewear.She noted that in the last one year the two organizations managed to perform desperately needed free eye surgeries to six Special Olympic Kenya athletes.The Kenya Special Olympics team training at University of Nairobi on Friday, 4th, March, 2016.The medical exercise, said the First Lady, averted tragedies of potential blindness, as well as protecting the victims from experiencing multiple vulnerabilities.“With your invaluable work, you have not only provided access to life-changing corrective surgeries and saving sight, but provided them with confidence and determination to pursue a future in sports,” said the First Lady.She also expressed gratitude to the doctors, thousands of volunteers, vision specialists and educators who have selflessly given of themselves to bring joy and essential services to persons with disability.“This is a valuable reminder that the needs of persons with disability is not about them, but about all of us,” said the First Lady.She said today’s football match is a demonstration of the powerful success of the collaboration between the two organization.Other speakers included the Lions Club International President, Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, International Vice-President of the Club Jung-Yul Choi, the International Director, Lions Club Mrs. Aruna Oswal and the Chairman Special Olympics Kenya Thuo Chege.They said inclusivity has transformed the attitudes of those with disabilities who are now proud to participate in the development of the country.They said the two organizations would continue engaging on how to enhance their programmes to make the disabled more excellent athletes.-By PSCU-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000First Lady Margaret Kenyatta handing over medals to Special Olympics football team .Photo/PSCUNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26 – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has commended Lions Club International Foundation for forging a partnership with Special Olympics which she said has had a positive impact on millions of individuals across the world.The First Lady, who is the Patron of Special Olympics Kenya, said this unique partnership which has been there for the last 15 years has helped the two organizations share a mission of inclusivity.
Finn Valley Fixture List, Oct. 2014 – Sept. 2015DATE EVENT VENUEOctober 2014 Sun 5th, 12noon Donegal Even Ages & Masters CC, MagheragallenSun 13th, 12noon Donegal Uneven Ages & Novice CC, CastlefinnSun 19th Gerry Farnan CC (Masters Trial) Phoenix ParkSat 25th Ulster Even Ages. 11.30am Jordanstown November 2014Sun 2nd Donegal Senior Cross Country, 12noon Finn Valley CentreSun 9th UAC Uneven Ages & Novice CC, 11.30am Kilinkere, CavanSat 15th British & Irish Masters CC EnglandSun 16th Remembrance 10k Finn Valley Centre Sun 23rd AAI Even Ages & Inter Counties CC TBCDecember 2014Sun 7th AAI Uneven Ages & Novice CC TBCSun 14th Turkey Trot 5k Letterkenny Sun 14th European Cross Country Championships BudapestWed 26th Finn Valley 5k Race & Walk. 2pm Finn Valley CentreJanuary 2015Sat 17th AAI Indoors Combined Events AthloneSat 17th ANI/UAC Intermediate & Masters CC ColeraineSun 25th Raheny 5 Mile Road Race DublinSun 25th AAI Jun & Under 23 Indoor Champs AIT AthloneSat/Sun 31st/1st UAC/ANI Juv Indoors Championships MagherafeltFebruary 2015Sun 1st AAI Open Games Athlone Gransha, DerryTues 3rd Ulster Schools ‘C’ District Cross Country Coleraine Gransha, DerrySun 8th AAI Intermediate & Masters CC TBC ColeraineSun 8th AAI Juvenile Dev CC Dunboyne AthloneMagherafeltSat 14th UAC/ANI Senior CC Championships Lurgan ParkSun 15th 11am Finn Valley Spring Series Race 1. 5k Finn Valley CentreWed 18th Ulster Schools Cross Country Mallusk, Belfast n Valley CentreSun 22nd 11am Finn Valley Spring Series Race 1. 5k Finn Valley CentreTullamoreSat/Sun 21/22nd AAI Senior Indoor Championships AIT AthloneMarch 2015Sun 1st AAI Senior & Junior Cross Country TBC TBCSun 1st AAI Juv Cross Country Relays TBC TBCFri/Sun 6th/8th European Indoor Chammpionships PragueSat 7th Irish Schools & Universities CC TBCSat 14th International Cross Country GreenmountSun 15th AAI Masters Indoor Championships AIT AthloneSun 15th 11am Finn Valley Spring Series Race 3. 5k Finn Valley CentreSat/Sun 21/22nd AAI Juvenile Indoor Championships AIT AthloneSun 22nd 11am Finn Valley Spring Series Race 4. 5/10k Finn Valley CentreSat 28th AAI Juvenile Indoor Relay Championships AIT AthloneApril 2015Sat 4th Ballyliffen Coastal 10 Miles. 2pm Ballyliffen,DonegalFri/Sat 10/11th IUAA T & F Championships Raheny, DublinSunday 12th AAI 10k Championships/Great Run Phoenix ParkNavan. MeathSunday 19th AAI Road Relays Raheny, DublinSat 25th AAI Congress TBCMAY 2015Sunday 3rd North West 10K Road Race, 2pm LetterkennyTue/Wed 5/6th Finn Valley Primary Schools. 2 Days Finn Valley CentreWednesday 6th Ulster Schools ‘C’ District T & F Antrim ForumFri/Sat 15/16th Ulster Schools Finals Antrim ForumSunday 17th AAI Games & Senior Relays SantrySat/Sun 23rd/24th AAI CE, Sen, Youth, Jun & Masters TBCSunday 24th AAI National League Round 1 VariousWednesday 20th Donegal Primary Schools Finn Valley CentreSaturday 30th All Ireland Schools Track & Field TullamoreSaturday 30th Ulster Children’s Games Competition LiffordSunday 31st Ulster Under 12 & 13 Championships Finn Valley CentreJUNE 2015Monday 2nd Women’s Mini Marathon DublinSaturday 6th UAC/ANI Senior T & F Championships Mary Peters TrackSunday 7th Ulster Juv T&F Championships, U14&15 Mary Peters TrackSaturday 13th Ulster Juv T & F Championships, U16&17 Antrim ForumSat/Sun20/21st European Team CompetitionSaturday 20th Tailteann Schools Inter Provincial SantrySaturday 27th AAI Juv. Team Event Under 9, 10 & 11 TullamoreSunday 28th AAI Junior & Under 23 Championships TullamoreJULY 2015Sat/Sun 4th/5th AAI Juvenile Championships, Tullamore9th- 12th European Under 23 Championships TallinnSat/Sun 11th/12th AAI Juvenile Championships, Tullamore15th -19th World Youth Championships16th-19th European Junior Championships SwedenSaturday 18th Schools International ScotlandSunday 19th AAI National League Round 2 VariousSat/Sun 25/26th AAI Senior T & F Championships Santry26th -31st European Youth OlympicsAUGUST 2015Saturday 1st Celtic Games Track & Field ScotlandSunday 2nd AAI Masters T & F Championships TullamoreSunday 9th AAI National League Final Tullamore22nd – 30th IAAF T & F Championships Beijing, ChinaSat/Sun 23/24th Community Games, National Finals AthloneATHLETICS NEWS: FINN VALLEY FIXTURE LIST FOR 2014-2015 SEASON RELEASED was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:2014-2015athleticsfinn valleyfixturesNoticesSport
An inquest into the death of a Derry woman killed in a road traffic collision over two years ago will take place in Buncrana in September. Amy Loughrey died when her car was involved in a head-on collision at Fahan three days before Christmas day in 2016.Loughrey was killed instantly when her Fiat Stilo car was in collision with a Ford Focus. The 25-year-old, from Seven Oaks in the Waterside area of Derry, was involved in the RTC just a short distance from where she worked at the Red Door Restaurant.During proceedings in the Buncrana Court House on Wednesday, June 5, Donegal Coroner Dr Denis McCauley scheduled Ms Loughrey’s inquest to be held on September 11, 2019.A 26-year-old man who was driving the other car was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.On January 11, 2019, the DDP (Director of Public Prosecutions) informed the family of Amy Loughrey that it did not intend to prosecute the driver of the other vehicle. The family have since appealed the Director of Public Prosecutions decision not to prosecute.Inquest of Derry driver killed in Inishowen to be held in Buncrana was last modified: June 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Tourism Ireland is partnering with a top German tour operator, called TUI Wolters Reisen, to promote Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way to potential German holidaymakers this autumn.A brochure, titled Irland Erleben (meaning ‘Experience Ireland’), has been distributed to around 35,000 TUI Wolters’ clients around Germany.A stunning image of Fanad Lighthouse appears on the cover of the brochure. It profiles some of the many things to see and do here and tells readers about Ireland’s “coasts, magical forests, beautiful valleys and mysterious islands”. The brochure also showcases our hiking experiences, vibrant towns and cities, as well as TUI Wolters’ various package holidays for Ireland. “We were delighted to partner with TUI Wolters Reisen, to highlight Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way to prospective holidaymakers in Germany,” said Peter Nash, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for Central Europe.“In 2018, we welcomed 784,000 German visitors to the island of Ireland. Tourism Ireland has an extensive programme of promotions under way throughout 2019, to continue to grow German visitor numbers and, in particular, to encourage more German holidaymakers to explore our regions and less-visited attractions, during the shoulder and off-season months. Co-operative campaigns with partners, like this one with TUI Wolters Reisen, are an important element of that programme.”Germany is the third-largest source of visitors to the island of Ireland and one of the largest outbound travel markets in the world. Beautiful brochure aims to attract German visitors to Donegal was last modified: November 1st, 2019 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)
The building project for the new Scoil Íosagáin school in Buncrana is being fast-tracked to clear the way for the tenders in 2020.Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has today announced that Scoil Íosagáin was given the green light to draw up a shortlist of builders.This step will run alongside the review of the design and plans for the new school, which is expected to house 600-700 pupils. Minister McHugh praised the progress as: “A welcome boost and a bit of a bonus in the run-in to Christmas.“I am delighted to see such good progress. Allowing the shortlisting of builders to run alongside the review of the design and plans for the new school is a good move. It will help fast-track the project to tender and that means the building work is one step closer.”The Department of Education and Skills’ Building Unit received the final designs and planning documents from the school’s design team and a reviewing of the paperwork will be carried out.Minister McHugh said: “It is really welcome news and it is great to see progress as other projects move along, like the Little Angel’s Special School in Letterkenny. “The pre-qualification for contractors is underway and it should be complete early in the new year and that will clear the way for the school to go to tender.“Elsewhere, we have seen good progress on St Mary’s NS, Stranorlar and St Colmcille’s Letterkenny and Glenswilly NS all going to construction in 2020.” Buncrana school gets green light to progress on new build was last modified: December 20th, 2019 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)
According to Metrorail, millions of rands have already been spent on renovating ticket offices and public toilets, building new paraplegic toilets, painting all buildings, fencing, resurfacing platforms, installing new station signage and upgrading station lighting, and public address systems. Hattingh added that the number of officers working with the South African Police Service’s railway police unit would be increased from 350 to 700 by 2010. “The major improvements to existing stations and the construction of an ultra-modern station near the stadium will be a legacy we want to put in place for our commuters beyond 2010,” Dube said, adding that 20 refurbished 10M5 trains would also be ready for use by then. The first phase of an integrated communications system, costing R25-million, will be installed at five stations, Berea Road, Rossburgh, Reunion, Umlazi and Duffs Road and will include passenger communication equipment, electric notice boards and emergency panic buttons. According to Metrorail, there are also plans to build a shopping mall in the vicinity of the stadium. Public transport legacy Metrorail KwaZulu-Natal has set aside R140-million to build a new train station next to Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium, to make it more accessible for soccer fans ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. 27 November 2008 He added that in an effort to avoid congestion, park and ride facilities would be provided at several stations, enabling soccer fans to park their cars at the stations and then catch a train to the stadium. Stations which have received a facelift are Thembalihle, Greenwood Park, Briadene, Dalbridge, Congella, Montclair, Lindokuhle and Umlazi, while refurbishment is in progress at Brea, Umngeni, Redhil, Umbilo, Merebank and Malvern. Metrorail KwaZulu-Natal regional manager Dumi Dube explained that the development formed part of the national transport strategy to ensure the safe and comfortable conveyance of fans during the tournament. “We expect the train station to be ready by September 2009, and it will also serve as a safe and convenient crossing point for pedestrians wishing to reach the stadium from Umngeni and Walter Gilbert roads,” Metrorail acting business development manager Danny Hattingh said in Durban this week. Phase 1 Source: BuaNews