Irish soccer squad injury worries

first_imgArter damaged his Achilles during Bournemouth’s 2-0 win over Southampton while O’Shea was taken off during the first half in Sunderland’s 2-all draw with Crystal Palace.Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will hope both are available for the friendly matches against Switzerland and Slovakia at the end of the month.Tipperary’s Shane Long damaged his knee during the Saints loss at the Vitality stadium but manager Ronald Koeman says the Gortnahoe native’s injury is not that serious.last_img read more

Could one man’s trash be another man’s treasure?

first_imgDear Editor,It is evident by now that if I am walking and notice a box with books on the roadside to be thrown away, I will make the time and see how best I can save any that is of interest. A while back, I stumbled on a novel among other items to be thrown away. It was named The Silent Witness, and it caught my attention. The novel is actually authored by the late Sir Lionel Luckhoo and American Dr John R Thompson, PhD.Just a reminder that the late Sir Lionel Luckhoo was twice knighted (2 degrees of Knighthood) by Queen Elizabeth. He is the only person to be ambassador for 2 nations simultaneously (Guyana and Barbados); and for 14 years or more, he was named as the world’s most successful advocate via Guinness Book of Records.November 7, 1978 was the date he accepted Jesus, and his life was revolutionised. It was by a dinner invitation at a hotel where two of God’s chosen vessels, Americans Glen Norwood and Newman Peyton (Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International) spoke, and they were actually told to visit Guyana by the late Catholic Bishop Pantin.Turning the cover, I almost fell through the floor to notice in red ink the reading, “Personal Copy of Lionel Luckhoo”, and the bottom also read, “This my personal copy replaces the copy posted but not read.”Who could have been the recipient of such a special copy autographed by the late Sir L. Luckhoo? Was the recipient not going to read the novel unless it was autographed with the handwriting of the late Sir L Luckhoo?I am almost certain the recipient was never a president (dead or living) of Guyana.I am wondering if perhaps there is a historian or family member who can verify the signature/handwriting as provided for evidence.Yours faithfully,T Pembertonlast_img read more