Pacquiao conqueror Horn wins top Aussie award

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kings open title defense vs vengeance-seeking Bolts Pacquiao pulled out of a planned rematch in Australia later his year, with Horn close to finalizing another opponent to defend his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title.Englishman Gary Corcoran is shaping up as the most likely challenger, with the fight expected to be in Brisbane in December, local reports have said. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jeff Horn. PHOTO FROM SPORTS AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTSYDNEY—Boxer Jeff Horn’s stunning upset of Filipino great Manny Pacquiao has earned him one of Australia’s top sporting honors as the most inspirational athlete of the year.The unheralded 29-year-old stunned the boxing world with a unanimous 12-round decision over Pacquiao in Brisbane on July 2 in a hotly contested result that rattled the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “I can remember growing up being inspired by previous winners such as Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe.“To know I am potentially inspiring the future generation of athletes like these guys have done for me is an incredible feeling.”Horn said he still sometimes found it hard to believe he took down one of the world’s greatest ever fighters, who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions.READ: Jeff Horn’s vision comes to fruition with win over Pacquiao“Many days I have thought to myself, did that really happen? It’s been very hectic since the win but recognition and awards like this certainly help,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson READ: Horn stuns Pacquiao for unanimous decision winIn recognition, he walked away with ‘The Don’ award at the annual Sport Australia Hall Of Fame dinner in Melbourne on Thursday evening.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNamed after cricketer Donald Bradman, prior winners of the prize include swimmer Ian Thorpe, runner Cathy Freeman, cyclist Cadel Evans, hurdler Sally Pearson, golfer Jason Day and last year’s recipient jockey Michelle Payne.“It is massive,” Horn said, calling it a career highlight. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Liberia: The Doers’ Imperative!

first_imgCritical time for doers to effectively transform the Republic of LiberiaBy Rufus S. Berry II, MBALiberia’s transformational development requires a complete paradigm shift. That shift impels us to look beyond the traditional places where we get our leaders. A movement away from an over reliance on academic qualification is vitally necessary.  Although academic qualification is somewhat necessary, given what it portends, it is indeed not enough. Liberia needs leaders with doers’ imperative mindset.What do I mean by doers imperative?I’m talking about people with credibility and integrity. People with the passion and desire to roll up their sleeves and increase productivity for the Liberian people. A doer is someone who’s honest and trustworthy, someone who respects the rights of others and follows the rules and laws. Someone who is compassionate, respects the property of others and takes full responsibility for his actions.Liberia truly needs doers. A doer knows what he wants and is willing to make short-term sacrifices to honestly achieve the desired end result. Doers are patriots. As the former US President Obama said, “a true patriot is someone who’s armed with a brilliant mind, a big heart, and an insatiable desire to give back to his country, someone who devotes his life to empowering people and making government work better for all of its citizens. A patriot works tirelessly to give citizens a louder voice in the society and pushes for more transparency in government, to ensure opportunity for all.” Liberia needs doers who wouldn’t make excuses when they don’t achieve their goals – but instead look at the issue square in the eye and accept it as a challenge and an opportunity to improve.The quote, “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”, is spot on with the doers’ mentality. Doers believe in an idea or vision that is bigger than the person they see when they look in the mirror. Doers are people who elevate their God given talents to be the best in the world and effectively use their honestly earned resources to give back to the poor and less fortunate people. Doers despise the status quo and have a true intolerance for the idea of accepting things as they are. To be told they cannot make a difference or make change is the equivalent of slapping them in the face. Doers love their craft and are committed to improving themselves and the world.Doers believe in having automation and systems to work effectively and would be extremely wrathful to know that people travel from Lofa, Nimba, Maryland, Sinoe counties to Monrovia just to register their vehicles. Doers value smart work over hard work. Oh yes, doers believe that to succeed, one must be willing to fail. You must be willing to risk everything to achieve your dreams and achieve the life you see for yourself and the world. Doers never give up, because failure is another stepping stone to success.After over 170 years of independence, I’m in total agreement with President George M. Weah that the time has come to effectively transform our nation. We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. Like doers, we need to transform our nation in making critical and informed decisions, balancing the budgets, control spending, eliminate waste, improve infrastructure, create jobs, develop the agriculture and agribusiness and change the people’s mindset about work ethic and the importance of hard work.In his presentation at the Ministry of Information, Hon Samuel D. Tweah Jr., Minister of Finance and Development Planning indicated that the transformation of the Republic of Liberia requires strong leadership with a doer mindset. To paraphrase the minister: It was time to eliminate the endless cycle of consultations and become result-oriented like doers and invest in education and the agriculture and agribusiness as the catalyst for ending poverty. The opportunity is undeniable for Liberia, but with opportunity comes responsibility and the need to invest heavily in both social and economic infrastructure. In terms of social infrastructure, Liberia needs to direct significant resources towards health and education. Growth and development will only occur in conjunction with a healthy and skilled population.With a transformational mindset, Liberia could be on the brink of major rejuvenation and how this is handled will shape the future of millions of hopeful Liberians. The doers’ imperative is urgently needed to effectively transform the nation to economic self-sufficiency. With our new President and his passion and pro-poor, pro-Liberia mindset, today is the most critical time for doers to effectively transform our beloved nation and people. Doers cannot overstate the importance of agriculture to Liberia’s determination to feed itself, maintain and boost its growth rates, create more jobs, significantly reduce poverty, and grow enough cheap, nutritious food to feed its citizens and export its surplus crops while safeguarding the nation’s environment.Regardless of our political, ethnic or religious affiliations, our paths are all interconnected. It’s time we get past our differences and focus on our unity, and come together with a doer mindset, in order to effectively transform our beloved nation and people.About the Author:Rufus S. Berry II, Financial Expert and Anti-Corruption Advocate. He can be reached at: rufus_berry@yahoo.com, rsozberry@gmail.com and via phone: +231-886-362332 or +231-770-301071Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New GRA office for Mabaruma soon

first_imgThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is working towards establishing an office in Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini).According to the Department of Public Information, a high-level team visited the interior location on Tuesday, for an initial assessment of locations to establish an all-inclusive tax office in the area.The reconnaissance was conducted after the team led by Commissioner General of the GRA, Godfrey Statia met Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashby, the Mayor, the REO and other officials and business persons to determine the specific demands of residents in the area among other deliverables.The office, when complete and fully operational, will be the first of its kind in Mabaruma where residents, including those from neighbouring communities, will be able to access tax-related services with ease and convenience. It will create an environment conducive to voluntary compliance and provide employment opportunities that will develop the skills required for service in the area.Given the prerequisite facilities that must be in place, it is anticipated that the office will come to fruition by July 2018, and priority given to linking the new office with the GRAs’ database at Headquarters in Georgetown.During the course of the January 23 visit, the team which also included officers from the GRA’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID), Customs Excise and Trade Operations, Integrated Regional Tax Office (IRTO) and Public Relations also toured the outpost at Morawhanna which was established in 2017. Emanating from this tour, Statia instructed that immediate steps be taken to improve the living and working conditions of the officers at the said outpost.In 2017, the Parika office was refurbished and a customs office was established at Charity, Region Two to supplement the GRA’s presence in Anna Regina, New Amsterdam, Corriverton, Bartica, Lethem, and Linden. These offices are expected to offer a level of service parallel to that of the head office.The GRA team is expected to visit Eteringbang in February 2018 to carry out a similar assessment for this location.last_img read more

Sterling strikes twice to hand Man City advantage

first_imgSterling had already missed a glorious chance before opening the scoring on 15 minutes as City rarely looked troubled despite having failed to beat Palace on their two previous meetings.Another cool Sterling finish looked to have ended the game as a contest 27 minutes from time.However, Pep Guardiola’s men had to see out a nervous finale to ramp up the pressure on Liverpool when Luka Milivojevic’s free-kick gave Palace hope of a dramatic comeback.Instead, City broke to seal the three points on the counter-attack when the outstanding Kevin de Bruyne teed up Gabriel Jesus to make it 3-1.The trip to south London kicked off a massive week for City with Tottenham to visit the Etihad twice in the next six days for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final and a vital Premier League clash with implications for both the title and top four race.City must overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit against Spurs to progress to the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday. Yet, Guardiola’s starting line-up seemed stronger than the one he named in defeat to Mauricio Pochettino’s men in midweek.Captain Vincent Kompany, Benjamin Mendy, De Bruyne and Leroy Sane returned among four changes and City quickly settled into total control of the game.Sterling should have opened the scoring on 11 minutes when after a patient build-up, David Silva got to the by-line and picked out the England international who somehow sliced wide with an open goal at his mercy from close range.After a similar sitter at Burnley last season, Guardiola quickly hooked Sterling in his frustration.However, Sterling showed his maturity and why he is a contender for player of the year awards by redeeming himself in emphatic fashion just four minutes later.A rare Palace foray forward left them exposed at the back and De Bruyne’s sensational through ball allowed Sterling to break clear before side-footing the ball high beyond Vicente Guaita.Palace inflicted City’s only home league defeat of the season with a shock 3-2 victory in December thanks in part to a wonder strike from Andros Townsend.But the hosts were camped in their own half and unable to spring a counter-attack for the pace of Townsend or Wilfried Zaha as City enjoyed over 75 percent possession in the first 45 minutes.Guaita made a smart stop at his near post to prevent Sane killing the game as a contest after a slick solo run and the Spanish goalkeeper also played his part in a goalmouth scramble that Palace somehow escaped unharmed from in first-half stoppage time.A similar pattern continued after the break and City finally struck the killer blow just after the hour mark when Sane’s driven cross was turned home at the back post by Sterling.City still had to survive a nervy finale after Milivojevic’s free-kick from the edge of the box reduced the deficit to 2-1 nine minutes from time.But they withstood an aerial bombardment and made the game safe when substitute Jesus took his time before beating Guaita at his near post.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Raheem Sterling scored twice as Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 3-1 on Sunday© AFP Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 14 – Manchester City eased back to the top of the Premier League as Raheem Sterling struck twice to beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Sunday.The English champions move a point ahead of Liverpool, who host Chelsea at Anfield later on Sunday, with five games remaining for both sides.last_img read more

GRAINNE HOPING TO KEEP IT COUNTRY TO WIN GLOR TIRE ON TG4

first_imgA young Donegal woman is keeping it country in her quest for a career in the music business.Gráinne Gavigan from Ardara is one of this year’s nine contestants taking part in the Glór Tíre country music singing competition on TG4.The 18-year old singer, daughter of Hugh and Eileen, is the youngest contestant in this year’s competition and is the only contestant from the North West of Ireland. Each of the nine contestants has an established Irish country music artist as their mentor. Gráinne’s mentor is the very talented Lisa McHugh, who reached the final of Glór Tíre in December 2009.Gráinne said “I am privileged to have been chosen by Lisa as her contestant on this year’s show”.Since first meeting each other in 2007, the girls have been very close friends. She describes Lisa as being the perfect mentor as she is not only a close friend, but has also shared her own personal experience of appearing on the show. This has been a huge benefit for Gráinne along with the endless help and guidance Lisa has shown.Gráinne is a past pupil of Gortnacart National School, Ardara and St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties and is currently a first year student at Letterkenny IT (LYIT) where she is studying Health and Social Care. With a strong tradition of music in her family, it has always been a huge part of Gráinne’s life. Her brother Brendan also plays in a local country music band ‘Ramblin Fever’. She holds a Grade 8 qualification in musical theatre and has won two Ulster Fleadh Cheoil medals for singing in both English and Irish.Gráinne mentions that she has always had a passion for country music from a very young age, and is a regular face at country dances where she never leaves the floor.This year’s Glór Tíre series will start on the 9th of January at 10.30pm on TG4 and will run every Wednesday night with the winner being announced on the 17th of April. The programme is broadcast from the Quays Bar in Galway city.Gráinne is very excited about taking part in this years competition saying “I am looking forward to the months ahead where I will be appearing with Lisa McHugh at many of her gigs along with making numerous appearances at various concerts and dances”.Gráinne will be depending on the public for their support and will be very grateful for all your votes. To vote from the Republic of Ireland, you can call 1513 415 108 or text ‘GLOR8’ to 53307. For those voting from Northern Ireland, you can call 0901 6566 108 or text ‘GLOR8’ to 81108. Voting Lines will not open until after the first episode on the 9th of January. You can also follow Gráinne’s progress on her facebook page.GRAINNE HOPING TO KEEP IT COUNTRY TO WIN GLOR TIRE ON TG4 was last modified: January 8th, 2013 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:GLOR TIREGRAINNE GAVIGANLISA MCHGHTG4last_img read more

TD DOHERTY WELCOMES NOWDOC U-TURN ON EMERGENCY CALLS

first_imgSpeaking today after receiving a personal confirmation from the Area Manager of the HSE that the changes to the Standard Operating Procedure for NowDoc has been scrapped, Sinn Féin TD for Donegal South West, Pearse Doherty said: “The statement released by the HSE this morning was ambiguous and suggested that the changes to the Standard Operating Procedure for NowDoc had not taken place.“After receiving the statement I spoke personally with the Area Manager of the HSE in order to receive clarification. During the conversation I received confirmation that the procedure had been in place but was now withdrawn and the normal operating procedure was in place.“In effect this means that the Doctor on call is now in a position to attend to emergency life threatening calls along with ambulance personnel and other emergency services. “While I am delighted that the HSE has reversed the introduction of the new procedure, which could have resulted in tragedy, I am disappointed that this change had been introduced in the first place without public knowledge or full consultation.“It is also fortunate that a serious incident did not occur in the county during the past 48 hours when these procedures had been in place.“I understand that discussions are ongoing with the National Ambulance Service in relation to the appropriate response procedures for emergency calls, which could result in changes to the procedures.“ I will be monitoring this situation closely to ensure that any changes introduced will be in the best interests of the patient. This reflects the personal commitment that I received from the HSE last year that the introduction of CareDoc would not change the quality of service offered to patients here.”TD DOHERTY WELCOMES NOWDOC U-TURN ON EMERGENCY CALLS was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:NowDocu-turnlast_img read more

One champion pumpkin could fill 600 pie shells

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A retired Washington firefighter won the annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Monday, presenting a gigantic pumpkin that weighed 1,229 pounds. Joel Holland said the pumpkin could make roughly 600 pumpkin pies but instead will be displayed in a parade in Half Moon Bay this coming weekend, then carved into a jack-o’-lantern for Halloween. “Maybe we’ll set a record for the size of a pumpkin pie next,” said Holland, who has won the competition five years in a row. He won last year with another pumpkin that weighed exactly 1,229 pounds. Holland’s pumpkin had to be removed from the back of a pickup truck with a crane. Hand-pollinated, the Atlantic Giant grew from July to October. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Holland, 56, said he worried when the contest began because another pumpkin was bigger dimensionally than his entry, but it weighed less. He attributed his success to two decades of pumpkin-growing experience and the favorable climate at his Puyallup, Wash., home. Contenders beware: Holland plans to use the seeds from this year’s giant to spawn another behemoth.last_img read more

Search launched after teens steal woman’s car from driveway

first_imgA search has been launched to find a silver 2004 Seat Ibiza (04 DL 3170) after it was allegedly stolen outside of a woman’s house in Ballyduff Park in Lifford in the early hours of this morning.Two male teenagers, aged between 16 and 18 dressed in dark clothing were spotted acting suspiciously in the area last night.It is thought that the two teens stole the car key from Gail’s set of keys, but did not steal the car immediately. It is believed that they returned in the early hours of the morning, between 3 and 4, and pushed the car around the corner before starting it. Gail’s car can be seen in the background.The woman, Gail Baird, is devastated by the theft. The car has great sentimental value to her as it was a gift from a late family member.It is believed that the car was spotted earlier today in Castlefinn, where the teens stole €40 petrol from a local petrol station.A close friend of Gail’s tells Donegal Daily that Gail did not notice her car was gone until late this morning.At 11:30am, her young daughter asked how they were going to get to her grandfather’s house, and when Gail replied ‘the car’, her daughter told her that the car was gone from the driveway. “When she checked her keyring, she noticed the car key was gone,” her friend said.“She only topped the car up by €20 yesterday so we think they spent that driving around last night, and they stole the other €40 today.”“We are appealing if anybody has seen it to get in touch with the Gardaí.”Another house was broken into in the Lifford area last night, about five minutes away from where the car theft took place. Phones and tablets were stolen, with various items such as a car seat and passports being strewn outside the front of the house.If you spot this car, or if you have any information that might assist Gardaí in their investigation please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lifford Gardaí on (074) 9141000. To make an anonymous report to Gardaí, you can call 1800 250025.The Gardaí in partnership with the PSNI are investigating the incident.Search launched after teens steal woman’s car from driveway was last modified: February 20th, 2018 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:GardaiinvestigationkloPSNIseat ibizalast_img read more

Carn pupils set to star in new production of Bugsy Malone in Colgan Hall

first_imgThe Carndonagh Musical Society are set to return to the Colgan hall stage with their 2019 production, Bugsy Malone, this April.Running from the 10th-14th of April, the production will mark the group’s first ever youth production, while a talented cast of over fifty young Inishowen performers, aged 9-19, are set to storm the stage.The 2019 production is directed by Aideen Doherty, with choreography by Jessica Peoples (Zona Dance Company) and musical direction by Maeve Byrne. Tickets are on sale from Monday the March 25 in Doherty’s Newsagents (Fintan’s), The Diamond, Carndonagh. Adults €12 and Children €8. The show runs nightly from Wednesday, April 10th to Sunday, April 14th. Doors open 6.45pm with curtain up at 7.30pm sharp. Booking is essential.For further information, see Carndonagh Musical Society on Facebook or contact carndonaghmusical@gmail.comCarn pupils set to star in new production of Bugsy Malone in Colgan Hall was last modified: March 24th, 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) Tags:Bugsy Malonelast_img read more

Play Your Part Ambassador Catherine Constantinides takes on the Sahara

first_imgSouth African Earth Warrior and Social Justice Activist, Catherine Constantinides to take up the challenge and use her profile and passion for the environment and human rights, this time to participate in the 2019 Sahara Marathon. The marathon will be taking place on the 26th of February in the Sahara Desert.As an internationally renowned climate activist and human rights defender, this South African Earth Warrior is no stranger to challenge and adventure. And has set her mind firmly on participating in this desert run. She serves on the Saharawi Human Rights Council and has been travelling back and forth to the refugee camps as a humanitarian for the past five years. She is participating in this particular event to raise awareness and honour the Saharawi freedom fighters and victims of landmines in the region. Last year she spent time with Aziz Haider who is the founder of the Saharawi Association of Landmine Victims (ASAVIM).According to various estimates there are still between 5 – 10 Million landmines still in the Sahara, “Western Sahara is one of the most contaminated territories in the world,” the UN Mine Action Service says on its website. Landmines and explosive remnants of war “remain widespread” and “there is very limited information available regarding the location of hazardous areas”, it warns. High winds, sandstorms and rainfall also pose a challenge as they can hide, reveal or move landmines.According to Aziz Haidar, who has lost three of his limbs in a mine blast, such explosions have caused more than 300 casualties since a ceasefire which took effect in 1991.The Sahara Marathon is an international sport event hosted in the Sahara Desert every year. The aim of the marathon was designed to demonstrate solidarity with the Saharawi people, first initiated in 2001, organised by the Secretary of State for Sport, under the auspices of the Government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and with the help of volunteers from all over the world.Constantinides has been actively engaged in highlighting causes across the continent linked to climate change and human rights for more than a decade, her work as a former Miss Earth South Africa has seen her work passionately in the waste, water and food security space as she leads educational and community development projects linked to these spaces in furthering the movement towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Her work through her organisation Generation Earth has gained much momentum across South Africa and the world over the past eight years.This activist says it is certainly the biggest physical challenge she has ever committed to and has already begun preparing for the upcoming marathon. Her goal is to highlight the ‘ #StandInTheSand ’ solidarity movement which gives a voice and presence to the last colony in Africa, Western Sahara.Western Sahara is the last colony in Africa. A Spanish colony from 1884 to 1975 when Spain failed to finish the decolonization process which it promised to achieve. Instead, Spain, Morocco and Mauritania signed a secret agreement to divide this African territory into two parts by military control by Morocco from the North and Mauritania from the South while Spain maintained privileged economic interests especially in the illegal exploitation of the rich fisheries and phosphate of Western Sahara.The Polisario Front, the Saharawi liberation movement was already constituted in 1973 to fight against Spanish colonialism, but found itself encircled by the two armies and had to deliver a heroic fight against the two African armies and at the same time to build a genuine Saharawi Nation and ‘State in Exile’ which was declared on the 27th of February 1976 as the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, also a founding member of the African Union.Constantinides’ active humanitarian work in the Saharawi Refugee Camps over the past five years has brought international awareness to this more than 43-year-old conflict. Now she runs in the sand for a people who continue to fight for self-determination and justice.The Sahara Marathon, includes the standard-distance marathon also includes a half marathon of 21km, 10km, 5km and a special children’s race which is aimed at promoting sport activity. Funds raised through the marathon assist in financially supporting and developing humanitarian programmes. More so to use the power and strength of sport and its unifying power to raise awareness and sensitize the world about the plight and struggle of the forgotten people of Africa; the Saharawi people of Western Sahara.last_img read more