Does History Really Repeat Itself?

first_imgAn unnamed 13 year-old girl in Caldwell is about to become a young mother when she gives birth to her baby soon, making her yet another 13 year-old girl child to have a baby.The facts surrounding her pregnancy are shaky. Her mother insists that she was impregnated by another teenager, while neighbors say, “she used to always hang at his (identity withheld) working place and when he moved in with their family, we started noticing her condition.”Whatever the case, there have been cases here and there about young teenage mothers such as Sue, we will call her, and dozens, if not hundreds more who have gone unnoticed based on the fact that some are forced into marriage with their “statutory rapist,” or are taken to secret locations to abort the pregnancy.And there are still young girls like Sue, who are quietly hiding in their bedrooms to have their babies in secret nine months later.Some young teens are physically harmed because of the lack of medical attention surrounding their first three trimesters and labor; some even lose their lives.Two things normally happen to these girls.“Most often the parents don’t allow them to come for their monthly check ups that is very important, and because of this, when they go into labor, they don’t reach the hospital. And guess what will happen, especially if there is no doctor to see if this child will need to go under operation? At that age, their pelvic is too small to dilate, so we have to cut sometimes, but not always with the proper care,” Madam Marthaline of Redemption Hospital stated on this subject.“Their bodies are not fully mature for such a physical task like delivering a baby; therefore they need constant monitoring during their first nine months. That will help the doctor to know her history and how best he can help make her deliver as safe as possible. That is why they are asked to go to a hospital from the beginning so their lives can be saved, and the babies’. Yes, there are fatalities, mother and child, if we avoid (going to the hospital),” she added.Looking back at stories by this paper on sexual abuse, there are families our reporter has come across that have insisted, including this one from New Kru Town, near Redemption Hospital, “If the person who gets her pregnant has owned up to it, then he will take on the responsibility and we will talk it family way.”Meanwhile, there is something very unsettling about this story.Way before Sue was born, her half sister and cousin, who were four years-old at the time, were taken into police custody for questioning and a physical examination. One of them had been raped by Sue’s mother’s husband. One of the girls was taken away by government while Sue’s half sister, whom we once featured in the Daily Observer, was given to a relative.Fallah was sentenced to life in prison in a plea bargain, after confessing to the charges. He claiming that he had been ‘drunk’ during a phone conversation with our reporter.That was over 13 years ago.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

Mueller helps Bayern battle past Dortmund

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s striker Thomas Mueller (R) is congratulated by his teammate Colombian James Rodriguez (L) after scoring the second goal during their match against Borussia Dortmund on December 20, 2017 in Munich © AFP/File / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Dec 20 – Thomas Mueller scored the decisive goal as Bayern Munich fought to a 2-1 victory over rivals Borussia Dortmund to reach the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.Goals from Jerome Boateng and Mueller gave Bayern a comfortable lead before half-time, but Andriy Yarmolenko’s second-half header made it a nervy last 15 minutes for Bayern. “We’ve stumbled into the quarter-finals,” said Bayern defender Boateng. “We played well in the first half, but we should have decided it earlier.”After several gilt-edged chances in the opening minutes, Boateng headed Bayern into the lead on 12 minutes. Niklas Suele guided a James Rodriguez free-kick onto the bar, before Boateng emerged to nod the ball past Roman Buerki.With star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out injured, it wasn’t until the 35th minute that Dortmund created a significant chance. Stand-in front man Yarmolenko found space in the box, only to see his shot cleared off the line by David Alaba.Minutes later, Bayern doubled their lead in style. Played through by Robert Lewandowski on the right wing, Mueller sent an elegant chip over Buerki and into the far corner.Two brilliant saves from Buerki kept Bayern from running riot just after half-time, but Bayern looked ever more comfortable as the game wore on. When Franck Ribery was substituted off on the hour mark, the win appeared to be secure.Bayern were shocked into life on 76 minutes, though, when Yarmolenko pulled a goal back for Dortmund.Shinji Kagawa whipped in a cross, and home goalkeeper Sven Ulreich couldn’t deny the Ukrainian at the far post.Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng celebrates after he scored the first goal during their match against Borussia Dortmund on December 20, 2017 in Munich © dpa/AFP / Tobias HaseDortmund could muster little more than a handful of half-chances as they pushed for the equaliser. Only in injury time did they create a golden opportunity, as Alexander Isak’s shot was deflected just inches past the post.“If we had played the whole game like we did in the last half an hour, we might have taken something away from this game,” said Dortmund defender Marcel Schmelzer.Elsewhere, Leon Bailey netted the winner as Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 to book their place in the quarters.Goalless until the 71st minute, the game burst into life when Bailey broke down the left to pick up Kevin Volland’s through ball and fire past Yann Sommer.Werder Bremen also progressed to the last eight by beating Freiburg 3-2.After goals from Ishak Belfodil and Florian Kainz had put Bremen two goals up, Nils Petersen pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.With 20 minutes to play, Philipp Bargfrede swept the ball in for Bremen’s third, the referee overruling the linesman’s offside flag. A late goal from Yoric Ravet proved too little for Freiburg.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Five things we learned from the Bundesliga

first_imgHere are five things we learned from the Bundesliga:Robben on par with Messi, RonaldoArjen Robben, 34, scored off the bench in Bayern Munich’s win over Hoffenheim on Friday as the Dutchman marked 10 seasons in the Bundesliga. © AFP / Christof STACHEVeteran substitute Arjen Robben, 34, scored his 96th Bundesliga goal in 190 games at the start of his tenth season with Bayern, who kicked off their bid for a seventh straight league title in the win over Hoffenheim.Together with his 62 assists in Germany’s top flight, Robben has had a direct hand in a goal every 82 minutes he’s played in the Bundesliga.Only Lionel Messi (61 mins) and Cristiano Ronaldo (74 mins) have a better ratio, in their respective leagues, and the fleet-footed Dutchman is streets ahead of Premier League stars Eden Hazard (120 mins) and Kevin de Bruyne (142 mins).Witsel keeps scoringBelgium midfielder Axel Witsel has now scored twice in as many games for Borussia Dortmund after netting with a stunning bicycle kick on Sunday in the 4-1 hammering of RB Leipzig. © AFP / SASCHA SCHUERMANNAxel Witsel was signed by Borussia Dortmund from Tianjin Quanjian to beef up the midfield, but the Belgium international is providing goals, including a spectacular bicycle kick to score in the 4-1 win over RB Leipzig.After coming off the bench to score in Monday’s 2-1 comeback win at Greuther Fuerth in the German Cup last Monday, Witsel netted with an athletic leap against Leipzig on Sunday for his second goal in as many games.“I don’t have a secret,” Witsel said after helping Dortmund come from behind in their opening league game.“I just work hard. We have a really talented team, with really young players. “I’m one of the older ones at 29, I just try to bring my experience.”Mueller rediscovers formThomas Mueller looks to have rediscovered his form after a poor World Cup with an impressive display, including a goal and assist, against Hoffenheim on Friday. © AFP / Christof STACHEAfter a poor World Cup, Thomas Mueller rediscovered his form by scoring the first goal of the new Bundesliga season with a first-half header on Friday, then set up Robben for Bayern’s third goal.Mueller seized his opportunity in the Bundesliga limelight and his runs from deep caused havoc amongst the Hoffenheim back four.He covered the most ground of all the Bayern players, 12.09km (7.5mi), and the 12 challenges he won were also a team high. He says Germany’s World Cup debacle was all the motivation he needed.“The first few days back home weren’t the best of my life,” Mueller said. “I took it as huge motivation for the future – to show everyone that Bayern and the national team can do better.”Injury deja vu for ComanBayern Munich’s French forward Kingsley Coman (C) faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines after tearing ankle ligaments for the second time in 2018 on Friday. © dpa/AFP / Sven HoppeHaving been sidelined from February until May, Bayern winger Kingsley Coman again tore the same ligaments in his left ankle just 45 minutes into the new season.The tearful 22-year-old was consoled by team-mates before being helped off after being caught late by Hoffenheim defender Nico Schulz. On Sunday, Coman successfully underwent surgery for the second time in 2018 on the same ankle.Having also missed the World Cup win in Russia with France due to February’s injury, Coman can again expect to be ruled out for months.Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic says the club will “support him all the way”. “I’m convinced Kingsley will come back stronger,” he added.Gladbach impressFabian Johnson (R) scored one of the goals of the opening weekend of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s impressive 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. © DPA/AFP / Federico GambariniBorussia Moenchengladbach are a team to watch this season, if Saturday’s 2-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen is anything to go by.Although Thorgan Hazard, brother of Chelsea star Eden, had a first-half penalty saved, the home side picked up the three points when Jonas Hoffman slammed home a penalty and US international Fabian Johnson scored one of the goals of the opening weekend.His quick exchange of passes with Brazilian striker Raffael unlocked the Leverkusen defence and gave him a simple tap-in.With club record-signing Alassane Plea, who marked his debut with a hat-trick in the German Cup the week before, to come into the starting line-up, Gladbach have the fire power up front to mount a serious challenge this season in the table.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fabian Johnson (R) scored one of the goals of the opening weekend of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s impressive 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.BERLIN, Germany, Aug 27 – Reigning champions Bayern Munich started the new German League season with a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim, while Borussia Dortmund floored RB Leipzig to post the biggest win of the opening weekend.New signing Axel Witsel keeps scoring for Dortmund, while Bayern winger Kingsley Coman suffered more injury heart-break.last_img read more

Dutch World Cup hero claims: I turned down ‘fantastic offer from Manchester United’

first_img Danny Blind and Louis van Gaal 1 New Holland manager Danny Blind – whose son Daley is a Manchester United player – has revealed he turned down the chance to join the Red Devils last season.The Dutchman, who worked with Louis van Gaal at the World Cup 2014, has taken over the reins from sacked boss Guus Hiddink.And Blind, who played for Ajax, claims he was approached by Van Gaal about joining the coaching staff at Old Trafford.“I had a fantastic offer from Manchester United,” he told Algemeen Dagblad. “There were talks about United and Van Gaal a couple of times last year but I rejected that.“If you have ambition, what is more beautiful than becoming manager of your country?”last_img

Talks between writers, studios stall

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe sticking points include a proposal to delay paying residuals on movies and TV shows until producers have recouped their costs, guild negotiators said. The guild also is proposing doubling payments on profits made from DVD sales and providing union pay and benefits to writers working in reality television and on basic cable shows. The two sides also remain far apart when it comes to setting pay for reality TV shows, and for work distributed online and to portable devices such as cell phones. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Talks between Hollywood writers and studios abruptly broke off for the weekend, dimming hopes of averting a strike that could cripple the television industry. The Writers Guild of America has been in talks since July with studios represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Negotiations lasted only about an hour on Friday and were not scheduled to resume until Tuesday. In statements Friday, each side accused the other of intransigence and expressed frustration at the sluggish pace of negotiations. The writers’ contract expires Oct. 31. Studios and TV networks have accelerated filming of shows and movies and begun stockpiling scripts in case of a strike. The last strike in 1988 lasted 22 weeks, and losses to the industry were put at $500 million. last_img read more

Urris referee takes charge of Ulster Intermediate Championship clash

first_imgCLUB IORRAS: October winners:€50-Matthew Mc Laughlin, Letter.€30-Martin Doherty (D), Roxtown.€20-David & Grace Hession, Roxtown.Thanks to all who support us in this monthly draw.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday October 27th: No jackpot winner—-numbers drawn: 1, 3, 19 & 20. €15 winners:Siobhan Devlin, Mullagh, Ballyliffin.Gerry & Roisin Campbell, Moss Road, Carn.Aidan Friel, Ballyliffin.Michael Mc Eleney (Jonas), Glebe.Joseph Mc Laughlin, Dunaff.Jackpot next week €2,140. Thanks as always to all who support the club in this weekly draw and all our Lotto sellers.WELL DONE: To Club referee Sean Paul Doherty who took charge of the 2016 Ulster Intermediate Football Club Championship quarter final on Sunday in Corrigan Park, Belfast when St Mary’s G.A.C (Aghagallon) played Kinawley Brian Borus. CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St Mary,s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm.CLUB MERCHANDISE: Please check our Facebook page for the link to all current available O’Neills Gear for Urris GAA for adults and youths. Prices reflected are only if ordering from the O’Neills site as they include postage and packaging. Contact Donal Kelly for all orders and cheaper prices on 0876461707.…/…/ireland/urris-gaa.html. LAST ORDERS for the O’Neills Club Gear for the year will be placed on the 20th of November in order to be here in time for Christmas. No orders will be taken after the 20th.FOUNDATION COURSE: Names are now being taken for anyone interested in doing a Coaching Course Level 1 over two weekends in November (Nov 18th & 19th and Nov 25th & 26th) in the Malin GAA CLUbhouse. If interested please contact John Friel on 0860523550.UNDER AGE TRAINING: No Under age training this Friday or Saturday. See you all again on Friday 11th November & Saturday 12th November. MONSTER BINGO: Big Bingo on Sunday November 13th in the Youth Club, Clonmany at 3.00pm. €1,000 to be won on the 9th page. Extra sheet for €2, draw for large hamper and side prizes too.DATE FOR THE DIARY: Underage presentations on December 2nd in the Ballyliffin Hotel.Please check our Facebook page daily for all club news.Urris referee takes charge of Ulster Intermediate Championship clash was last modified: October 31st, 2016 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:GAASportURRISlast_img read more

Lukaku thinks he knows why he scores more goals for Belgium

first_imgThings have not quite clicked for Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United yet, the striker has suggested.For Belgium, he is a prolific goal scorer, having struck up and understanding with Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens, but it has been harder at club level alongside equally talented players like Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 RANKED Lukaku and Eden Hazard have a good understanding at international level with Belgium no dice shining Most popular football news REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Since joining from Everton in a £75m transfer in 2017, Lukaku has scored 20 Premier League goals for the club, with 31 in 63 overall. However, his last goals for the club came in the 2-1 win at Watford on 15 September.The 25-year-old is his country’s top scoring player with 45 goals in 79 games and, when asked why he scores more frequently with his national side, he said: “I don’t know. With Belgium I’ve been playing for 10 years, since I was 16. Players know me much more. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF “Here I still think my teamwork between myself and my team-mates can improve and be much better. It’s something that we’re working on.“The players need to know me and know my movement. When that starts clicking I think the results I have with Belgium will also come here.”United host Juventus, but will do so without Sanchez, who misses through injury, along with Jesse Lingard, Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones, Scott McTominay and Diogo Dalot, all of whom missed training on Monday.For Juventus, Emre Can will not feature and striker Mario Mandzukic has not travelled. huge blow ADVICE Lukaku thinks he just needs more time to develop an understanding with the likes of Alexis Sanchez at Man United Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Lukaku recently talked up his Champions League opponents, who lead Group H with six points to United’s four.“Juve have a great project in place and they just keep going. Every year they try to get stronger,” Lukaku told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“Without doubt, Juve are one of the two-three best teams in Europe. They’ve got a great Coach on the bench and extraordinary players in every area of the team.“Cristiano Ronaldo stands out, but watch out for the others too. Paulo Dybala is already impressive and getting stronger, while I love Douglas Costa. He’s an exceptional signing and his career shows he always makes the difference.”last_img read more


first_imgDAVID Gray will play in Letterkenny in a fortnight’s time – but tickets have already sold out.Fans throughout the country were asked to register an interest in seeing him several weeks ago and those who did were selected randomly this morning and received email links to buy their tickets.Gray picked the venues around Ireland based on the responses from fans and was inundated with thousands of requests from Co Donegal. On Monday December 2nd at An Grianan Theatre he’ll be playing songs new and old with a very special band featuring Caroline Dale, David Kitt, Lisa O’Neill, Niamh Farrell and Robbie Malone.Lisa O’Neill will also play a supporting set at 8pm. Doors will be at 7.30.“So this is it folks,” said Gray today.“After great deliberation, numerous rewrites and lots of to’ing and fro’ing, the final draft of the Irish Tour is nailed down and ready to go. “The reaction to the whole concept of this tour has been fantastic and I want to thank everybody for the tremendous response. It’s been wonderful to get a direct read on some of the passion and enthusiasm that’s out there. I get the feeling that these shows are going to really lift off.“I’ve had so many requests that it was impossible to fit them all in to such a small touring window. Clearly, quite a lot of fans are going to be disappointed. To all of them I can only say sorry that it didn’t work out this time around, see you all next time!“We’ve started sending out links to buy tickets so keep an eye on your inbox. Links will be sent out randomly to those who applied for each location.” DAVID GRAY TO PLAY AN GRIANAN – BUT TICKETS ALREADY SOLD OUT! was last modified: November 18th, 2013 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:An griananDavid Graygigletterkennylast_img read more

Arts Center celebrates its first 10 years

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals In 1991, the city decided to spend $3.7 million to buy and renovate a massive Greco-Roman-style historical landmark in the center of the valley and turn it into an arts center, rather than spend $35 million to build one from scratch. In its 10 years, it has hosted more than 400,000 guests and now has an annual attendance of just below 50,000, serving as a catalyst to promote arts of all kinds, said David Ralphe, an actor and general manager of the center. “It’s working on a high level now artistically,” he said. “Audiences are continuing to grow. People are coming from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to attend the productions.” Although community leaders had been discussing plans for a Simi Valley cultural center for many years, former Mayor Bill Davis credits his wife, Ginni, for planting the church building idea. He and other city officials checked it out, and the ball got rolling from there. “Every time I go there, I get a good feeling,” Davis said. “It’s a wonderful place for people to enjoy, and we were able to save a historical building at the same time. It’s better than we anticipated 10 years ago.” SIMI VALLEY – A decade ago, this city opened its first cultural arts venue in a 1925 Methodist church that some say was haunted, hoping to bring theater and music to town and provide an outlet for local talent. Celebrating its 10th anniversary last month, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is the main spot in town for the dramatic arts, and local leaders say they’re happy with its first decade. “I think that what has gone on there is wonderful,” said City Council member Barbra Williamson, who has been active in raising funds for the center. “The attendance is going up, and people are using it not only to see plays but for weddings and other events in the community.” The center at Los Angeles Avenue and Church Street is used by tens of thousands of people a year, including children who go there regularly for entertainment and to get a start in the performing arts. Davis said he attends five or six events each year at the center, where the main theater has about 220 seats. He has pictures of himself there with Oscar-winning actress Shirley Jones and entertainer Rita Moreno, who performed in the center’s opening shows in November 1995. Ralphe said when it first opened, some thought the old building, often referred to as Gothic, was haunted. “Strange things would happen in there,” he said. “The piano tuner’s case kept falling off the piano. The lights would go out and come back on.” The city even brought in a psychic. Conclusion: no ghosts. Attorney Robert Huber, a former Simi Valley City Council member, operated a mortuary and lived there. He never considered it haunted. “It is a community landmark, and the leadership of the city did an excellent job in keeping the character of the building,” he said. “I’m very pleased as a longtime resident of Simi Valley. Last month, an anniversary celebration was held after a farewell performance of “Songs From the the Tall Grass,” a musical based on tunes of American settlers, adapted by Randy Hale. Various artists drew chalk posters of the productions on the walkway to the box office, and the church pews were replaced by padded seats from the now-defunct Mann Theater. This year, the center formed a children’s theater company with adults who perform specifically for children ages 7 to 12. But Williamson and others said they wish more children would get involved, which would help make up for cutbacks in funding for music and drama programs in schools. Peggy Sadler, a member and past president of the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Foundation, said that while she appreciates the center, she’s hoping for a larger venue down the road. “I’ve always wanted to see a large performing arts center here,” she said. “I’m sure it will happen some day, but this is really an asset for our community.” The foundation contributes about $25,000 a year to the center and has built up an endowment of more than $200,000, but would like to have 10 times that much, Sadler said. By comparison, the Alliance for the Arts, which helps support the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, has an endowment fund of about $4 million and contributes $250,000 annually to support the two Civic Arts Plaza theaters. The Alliance also provides hundreds of thousands of dollars more in grants to groups that perform there. Bruce Buchanan, a former assistant to the publisher at the former Simi Valley Enterprise newspaper, said he and others were active in the early 1980s in support of an arts center before he moved out of state. “I’m delighted that the center is now celebrating its 10th anniversary,” he said. “My only disappointment is that it’s not 20 years.” Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 IF YOU GO The Simi Valley Cultural Center is at 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. The box office number is (805) 583-7900, and the administrative office can be reached at (805) 583-7905. The Web site is 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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first_imgDespite their FAI cup heroics, Finn Harps were brought crashing down to earth by Shamrock Rovers B at Finn Park tonight.Ollie Horgan’s side battled well throughout but a penalty after a half an hour which was dispatched by Chris Lyons was the only difference between the sides.Harps pushed hard towards the close as Rovers’ Conor Dunne was sent off in the 61st minute after a bad challenge on Keith Cowan. Harps lost whatever firepower they had up front when Kevin McHugh went off injured.But Rovers held on and Harps will now have to put all their resources into their FAI Cup Quarter Final. HARPS BROUGHT CRASHING BACK DOWN TO EARTH BY ROVERS was last modified: August 29th, 2014 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:finn harpsshamrock roverslast_img read more