first_imgMaryland County Chief Education Officer (CCEO) and three other persons were yesterday morning admitted at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital following a gruesome car accident.The incident occurred near the Ganta immigration checkpoint in Nimba County around 12:45a.m., when the driver of the government-assigned vehicle to the Maryland County School System, with plate no. 2327, reportedly lost control due to “excessive speeding” and crashed under a stationary commercial DAF truck undergoing inspection at the checkpoint.The vehicle is assigned to CCEO Nathaniel W. Johnson, 51, who was seriously injured in the accident.Police said the two vehicles were traveling in the same direction from Monrovia, but approached the checkpoint almost at the same time.Three of the four occupants: CEO Johnson, the driver, Robert Kpuryen, 45, and Dester Reeves, 22, are currently admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital, where they are undergoing medical treatment and observation, a traffic police detail at the checkpoint has confirmed.The truck, marked 1758 TB, loaded with bags of rice en-route from Monrovia, was driven by one Tamba Dunduk, who escaped unharmed, according to the police.Police authorities said the incident occurred as a result of “excessive speeding” by government driver Kpuryen as he approached the checkpoint.Police sources said three of the occupants including the CEO were trapped in the vehicle for a while following the accident until nearby residents came to their rescue by prying open the vehicle doors using axes and machetes. The injured were later transported to Ganta hospital, where report said they are in the Intensive Care Unit with doctors specially assigned to them. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Men at work at one of the water storage facilities, where pure sand was brought to purify the water before distributionOngoing work to restore safe drinking water to Sanniquellie, Nimba County’s political capital, is expected to be finished any time soon, the site engineer, Hastings Gbaamon, has said. His statement was collaborated by the project’s community relations officer, Mark Gboo-Tomah.The Sanniquellie project is part of the Liberia Municipal Water Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Capital Improvement Project, and implemented by United Infrastructure Project.The project is being implemented in Sanniquellie, Voinjama in Lofa County and Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount at a cost of US$26 million, a source said. The three projects were officially launched last year in Sanniquellie where authorities of the three counties gathered to express their appreciation to USAID.But Gbaamon told the Daily Observer at the storage site in Sanniquellie on Tuesday that 80 percent of the project has be completed, while the entire work is expected to be completed early 2018.At the project site, where the processing and storage facilities are situated, engineers up to Tuesday, remained at work as they put finishing touches, basically on the power system and storage facilities.“We have completed the running of underground pipes across the entire Sanniquellie City, but we are left with the installation of the electric power system, which is solar powered,” Gbaamon said.However, Gboo-Tomah added, “For the water to be ready for drinking at the end of the project, it will have to go through stages of purification or filtration before it can be distributed across the city.”Partial view of the modern water facility in Sanniquellie.Upon the completion of the project, Sanniquellie as well other cities including Voinjama and Robertsport will boast of safe pipe borne water.Residents of Sanniquellie expressed happiness for the project, praising the US Government for the support. They said the water system is one of the key facilities the city lacked since the end of the Liberian civil crisis in 2003.“We appreciate the USA for this project, because every dry season we encounter shortage of water,” said Aaron Weih, a resident of Sanniquellie. “I am putting my house in order so I can be connected to the water line,” he added.Upon its completion,  the project will be run by the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC).  Every user will have the opportunity to get his/her house connected to safe drinking water, whatever the cost.Prior to the 14-year civil war, Sanniquellie had a water system built by the Germans that provided pipe borne water throughout the area. But the facility was destroyed by the war. It is, however, now being modernized with additional components to meet the standard of the ongoing project.As part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6, provision of clean and safe drinking water as well as sanitation remains paramount among the 17 sustainable goals the world body adopted.last_img read more

first_imgNorth also says if winter conditions continue, there will likely be more claims than last year. A crop insurance rep with the provincial Agriculture and Lands Ministry says the North Peace has likely fared better than the South Peace this summer.But, Simon North says the next couple of weeks will determine how many insurance claims are filed by local farmers.[asset|aid=1968|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f621e7df952984279cba6a1d9c029054-Simon North 2_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -And while it’s still too early to tell what the overall crop yield will be, North says, despite the recent turn for the worse, weather conditions this year were better in the North Peace than south of the river.[asset|aid=1969|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f621e7df952984279cba6a1d9c029054-Simon North 1_2_Pub.mp3]He does say forage yields are slightly down from last year’s numbers.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars left back Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma in action for Githurai United in the Koth Biro tournamentNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 31 – Cinema FC will take on the unbeaten Githurai United in the final of the 2018 Koth Biro annual tournament on Saturday evening after the two sides overcame tough opponents to win their semi-final ties.While Cinema needed post-match penalties to beat Bundes FC on Sunday evening, Githurai finished the job within the 90 minutes of regulation time, Gregory Nyapala’s first half header handing them a slim 1-0 victory over Kingston FC. The final will feature the last time the tournament is played in November-January due to the calendar change by the Football Kenya Federation.From next year, the tournament will be played between June and July when the season is in recess while an Under-19 tournament will be introduced for the festive period between November and December.Meanwhile, Cinema who made it to their first ever final will hope to continue the fairy tale especially after overcoming the highly fancied Bundes on penalties.Eric Ogwade, the 2016 goalkeeper of the tournament who decamped to Cinema from Beirut FC was the hero of the day saving two penalties as the side won 4-2 on the lottery.The shot stopper nicknamed De Gea for his heroics saved twice from Godfrey Kimani and Dimaria Sibomana.Cinema scored all their attempts through Lennox Ogutu, Kevin Ndiwa, Alphayo Omollo and Brian Odhiambo.After a quiet first half, the game broke to life in the second half. Bundes were more attack minded with Godfrey Kimani and Joseph Masinde’s bullts of shots from distance sailed marginally wide.Cinema’s best chance came 15 minutes to time when Kevin Ndiwa’s dipping volley from 20 yards out forced the Bundes keeper to a brilliant save. Bundes had a late chance eight minutes from time when Sibomana’s freekick curled beyond the wall but keeper Ogwade saved.Githurai’s Gregory Nyapala (far left) prepares to head in the winner against KingstonMeanwhile, Githurai which featured Harambee Stars left back Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma and Georgia based midfielder Amos Nondi went through to the final with Nyapala’s goal doing the most.Just like the other semi, this game was a slow affair in the opening half, each side playing with their hanbrakes on.After the break Githurai came back more rejuvenated and were threatening from the onset. Nondi’s deep field excursion with completed passes destabilized the Kingstone midfield and defense and they were rewarded with a valuable corner kick on the 60th minute.Nyapala Gregory was on the receiving end of the beautifully delivered corner by Nondi and his header was too strong and fast for the Kingstone keeper to contain and the ball settled at the back of the net.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img Euro 2016 WILL remain in France, UEFA announce 1 Euro 2016 will remain in France, UEFA has announced.The country’s hosting of the tournament has come under scrutiny since Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people with many more seriously injured.France’s 1958 World Cup star Just Fontaine was one prominent figure to call on the country to give up hosting rights, claiming: “It is simply too dangerous”.But a statement from UEFA on Monday read: “For over three years now, (tournament organising committee) Euro 2016 SAS has been working closely with the relevant authorities to develop the most appropriate mechanisms in order to guarantee there is a safe and secure tournament and we are confident that the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that is the case for all involved.“The Euro final draw will go ahead as scheduled on 12 December at the Palais des Congres in Paris and the final tournament will be played in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016.”Fontaine, 82, was present at the Stade de France on Friday night when the stadium was one of the venues targeted in what appeared to be co-ordinated attacks across the French capital.Explosions could be heard inside the stadium as three suicide bombers detonated vests outside the ground while the friendly between France and Germany continued.Fontaine, who holds the record for the most goals scored at a single World Cup finals after hitting 13 at the 1958 tournament in Sweden, said in quotes reported by German newspaper Die Welt: “Any other country could stage (Euro 2016), but we cannot.“I think France should forego the tournament.“I am very afraid that this black Friday could be repeated. I think we cannot guarantee the safety that is required to host such a big event.“It is simply too dangerous. Do you really think that people are going to go to the Stade de France in future?”UEFA’s statement, though, read: “Following the dramatic events that occurred last Friday in Paris, UEFA and Euro 2016 SAS wish to reaffirm their commitment in placing safety and security at the centre of their organisational plans.“While there is no reason to believe that the Euro might become the target of any attack, the potential terrorist threat has always been taken into account since the beginning of the project. Euro 2016 SAS and all stakeholders involved in the organisation of the tournament will continue their joint work and will regularly monitor the level of risk for the tournament and their respective organisational plans.”last_img read more

first_imgA quick-thinking politician used election poster cables to tie up a suspected burglar before handing him over to Gardai.Donegal county councillor Mickey Doherty was preparing for a meeting at his office in Quigley’s Point when he was alerted to a suspicious van by a constituent.Brave Cllr Doherty went to investigate and found a burglar hiding in some bushes outside a holiday home on the outskirts of the town. Along with two other locals, the well-known Fine Gael councillor managed to nab the suspected thief.“We knew straight away that the van should not have been at the house.“It was 7pm and it was dark and the people who own the house live in America and use it as a holiday home.“I pulled my car right up to the back of the van so they could not get away. “We then heard a rustling in the bushes and we managed to grab a man,” revealed Cllr Doherty from Carrowkeel, Quigley’s Point.The have-a-go hero then remembered he had cable ties which he had used to put up local election posters in his car.“We didn’t want him struggling and we didn’t want to be accused of abusing him in any way so that kept him quiet,” he said.When local Gardai arrived, they were gobsmacked to find the suspect bound and safe.Cllr Doherty then went in the patrol car with Gardai and they managed to arrest another of the suspected gang members closeby. The Donegal politician revealed his own home was broken into recently but the burglars were disturbed and left empty-handed.Cllr Doherty, who is on the Joint Policing Committee on Donegal County Council, said the public has a responsibility to assist Gardai in tackling crime.“Only for this woman came in to me and tipped me off that there was a suspicious van parked outside this house, the house would have been broken into.“We have to be realistic and not expect the Gardai to be everywhere. “We all have a role to play. When we called the Gardai, there were three patrol cars there within minutes.“The Gardai are there to help but we have to help ourselves to tackle these thugs and protect our homes,” he said.COUNCILLOR GETS BURGLAR ALL WRAPPED UP IN POLITICS! was last modified: November 27th, 2012 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:burglarCllr Mickey Dohertyquigleys pointlast_img read more

first_imgAgriculture Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed Coillte is selling forestry land in Co Donegal by public tender, but the transaction is at the discretion of the company.The sale of 1,109 acres has been condemned by farmers and public representatives.If successful, it would be Coillte’s biggest sale in at least eight years. Coillte has not been in a position to buy land for afforestation since being deemed ineligible for forestry loss-of-income premiums since 1996, but sources told the examiner the company has contributed to the national afforestation programme through forestry partnerships with farmers and the provision of forestry services.Meanwhile, identification of the forestry assets for the harvesting rights sale, the determination of their value, and the consideration of a number of associated issues are at an advanced stage, according to Mr Coveney.Thousands of recreational forest users and environmentalists have expressed their concern at the proposed sale of the Coillte forest crop, including through Mountaineering Ireland, Birdwatch Ireland, Irish Natural Forestry Foundation, An Taisce, and Zero Waste Alliance Ireland organisations.They say the Coillte estate is more than 7% of Ireland’s landmass, and includes 11 forest parks and over 150 recreation sites, attracting more than 18m visits a year. They warn the proposed sale would threaten the current open access policy and lead to a slow decline in the recreational amenities, and have called on the Government to abandon plans to sell off the asset. THE GREAT SELL-OFF HAS STARTED: COILLTE TO AUCTION DONEGAL FOREST was last modified: December 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgTHE coach of the senior Donegal ladies football team has blasted the tactics used by Tyrone in the Red Hand victory on Sunday.Margaret Foy was irked at the number of off-the-ball incidents and how the game was handled by Sligo referee Yvonne Duffy.Tyrone won the match 4-06 to 1-08 at Castlefin with Foy angry that her players weren’t protected. Donegal’s Karen Guthrie was sin binned for challenging for a 50-50 ball while a host of Tyrone fouls went unpunished.“We were told the rules at the start of the year but these rules don’t seem to apply on the pitch,” said Foy.“I’m unhappy with the referee. Our girls want to play football but if it’s going to be a boxing ring, they would have taken it to a ring.“It was a very physical match. Our girls sat back and got hit. There was a lot of hitting off the ball as well.”  DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL BOSS ACCUSES TYRONE OF CYNICAL PLAY was last modified: February 17th, 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:cynicaldonegalMaggie foyTyronelast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Bakersfield is well aware of Marquez, who passed for 223 yards and two touchdowns at the start of October. “Marquez is a tough guy to contain,” Bakersfield coach Jeff Chudy said. “They (COC) have talent on both sides of the ball, but much like us, they’ve got a lot of strength at quarterback.” Bakersfield counters with Thomas Peregrin, a tough quarterback who doesn’t back down from pressure. In the last meeting, Peregrin led the Renegades to 16 unanswered second-half points for a 23-17 lead with less than five minutes remaining. Peregrin, Bakersfield’s career passing leader, gave a strong performance last weekend in a 54-20 win over fifth-seeded Fullerton in the Golden Empire Bowl. He completed 17 of 25 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns, giving him a school-record 27 TD passes this season. “They’re going to do some things different,” Canyons coach Chuck Lyon said. “It’s going to be who adjusts the quickest.” Lyon also is concerned with Renegades kicker Jose Martinez, who is returning from injury. “That could cause us some problems,” Lyon said. Martinez missed the first meeting, and the difference in the game was an extra point missed by backup Nathaniel Berk. Martinez made six of seven extra points and put seven of 10 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks against Fullerton. “He’s such a weapon,” Fullerton offensive coordinator Tim Byrnes said. “He should be the defensive MVP, because he made us start from the 20 so many times.” The winner advances to the Dec. 3 Southern California final against the winner of Saturday’s other semifinal, Grossmont (10-1) at El Camino (11-0). Gomez in top five: Senior Jessica Gomez finished her COC cross-country career last week at the State Championships in Fresno, finishing fourth in the women’s race. Gomez (Saugus High), who is bound for California State University, Northridge, won All-State and Junior College All-America honors. Belinda Kane coached Gomez in cross country and track and watched her steady improvement. “She’s unbelievable,” Kane said. “She’s earned every bit of it.” Gomez is the COC record holder in the 800 meters, is a four-time all-conference, three-time all-state and three-time All-American in cross country and track. “I’m really going to miss (Kane),” Gomez said. “She’s taught me all the little things, like shoes, water, food and everything with running. I’ll be sad to leave them.” Nate Brown, (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As a map indicates, College of the Canyons’ football team has to pass Bakersfield on its way to Fresno, where the state championship will be played Dec. 10. And in its last meeting on Oct. 1, Marcel Marquez connected with Billy Omahen with a pass over Bakersfield’s defense in the final minute to give the top-ranked Cougars a 24-23 victory. The teams meet again Saturday night in the Southern California Regional semifinals, with Canyons (11-0), the defending state titlist, home against fourth-seeded Bakersfield (9-2). Some of the protagonists have been shuffled and some of the X’s and O’s moved since the first meeting, but the core of both teams remains the same. last_img read more

first_imgSome 177 schools in County Donegal will receive over €780,000 in funding for computers, Minister Joe McHugh has announced.The grant, which will be received by all schools built prior to 2014, is worth in excess of €4,100 for a 100 pupil school and almost €13,000 for a 500 pupil school at primary level.At post-primary level, the grant is worth almost €18,000 for a 500 student school, and over €33,000 for a 1,000 student school. Minister McHugh said, “I am delighted to announce that 177 schools here in Donegal will receive a total of €784,179 in funding for computer equipment.“The funding can be spent on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets or hybrid devices. Schools can also purchase projectors and cloud-based tools and software applications to support learning.“I know this will make a huge difference to school communities at both primary and secondary level across Donegal and will help equip children and teenagers with the skills they need for the future. “Digital technology can transform the way people learn, encouraging curiosity, exploration and creative thinking. These are the capabilities our young people will need in the future. Critical, creative thinking, problem-solving skills and adaptability will be key to flourishing in this environment and we need to make sure our young people are well prepared. “Our Digital Strategy for Schools sets out a clear vision that is focussed on realising the potential of digital technologies to transform the learning experiences of students. While we are introducing coding and computer science into the curriculum, we must also invest in the ICT infrastructure of our schools.Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, said: “The €30million in funding to issue to schools over the coming weeks represents the second release of that funding, and together with the other supports being made available to schools – the Digital Learning Framework and Digital Learning Planning Resource – will enable schools to fully embrace that vision.“We are exploring the possibility of top slicing some of the remaining funding from the €210m to target schools who undertake to engage with innovative practice and cost-effective networks of delivery in future years. I will ask my Digital Implementation Group to consider and advise on this further over the coming months.“We also want to encourage and support real innovation in teaching, learning and assessment, and schools working together to achieve those aims. The Schools Excellence Fund is a vehicle to enable this, and the recently announced Schools Excellence Fund – Digital programme, also with funding for schools, is one of the Government’s further initiatives in the area.”177 schools in Donegal are to receive over €780,000 for computer equipment was last modified: February 6th, 2018 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:computersJoe McHughschoolslast_img read more