Men accused of stealing LM&TC minibus freed

first_imgMagistrate Clive Nurse on Tuesday dismissed the case against four men accused of stealing a minibus, property of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) in March 2015.The accused: Preston Skeete, Harold Rogers and Shawn Wilson of Central Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden and Clifford Hilliman of Dennis Street, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court to answer to the charge of simple larceny.The four were alleged to have stolen the minibus valued $3.5 million between March 1 and 2, 2015 at Wisroc, Wismar, Linden.However, when the case was called on Tuesday, Magistrate Nurse in his ruling found that there was insufficient evidence against the accused, and the matter was dismissed.last_img read more

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IMS Investigates Source of New Ebola Infection

first_imgThe Incident Management System (IMS) has launched an investigation to establish the source of the new confirmed Ebola case in Liberia.Speaking Friday, Dr. Francis Kateh, the Acting Head of the IMS, confirmed the report of the new case.“It is confirmed; we have got the first test and it is positive,” Dr. Kateh stated. With that announcement, the news of the new Ebola case spread like wild fire across Monrovia and the rest of the country.In a phone conversation with our Health Correspondent on Saturday, Dr. Kateh said the IMS investigators were doing everything to get to the source of the infection, which he stated is still a “mystery” to them based on what the 44-year-old infected lady has told them so far.He stated that there were many here-says and they were doing everything to connect the dots to find the source of the infection and to ensure that no one who came in contact with the lady goes into hiding.The 44-year-old lady (name not given), who was taken from her Caldwell residence in Monrovia, is now being treated at one of the Ebola treatment units in Monrovia. There are 19 ETU’s around the country now empty of their intended occupants, but for this latest case.The infected lady reportedly told the IMS investigators that she sells “cold bowl” in Caldwell. Cold bowl shop is a widespread, low class form of restaurant where most ordinary Liberians eat. These shops only deal in local dishes and while the food is tasty, the service and utensils are often not sanitary. Contact tracers have the challenge of finding the customers she served since becoming infected.This newspaper was told that the lady’s entire household has been quarantined. One other complication the investigators are now faced with is finding the motorbike rider who took her from Caldwell and dropped her off at the Redemption Hospital on Thursday.The news of the new Ebola case emerged after the country had gone nearly 30 days without a confirmed case. The IMS is not taking this single case lightly as one confirmed case is enough to create an epidemic.Liberians have been anxiously hoping to get past the 42 straight days without a new case of Ebola in order for the country to be declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO).April 14 was the day set by GOL’s Incident Management System (IMS), which manages the nation’s Ebola crisis, as the day the “straight 42 days” would have been accomplished for the global health organization to declare the nation free of the disease. At least 16 days had gone into WHO’s counting standard after the last test of the last confirmed patients had proven negative.Forty-two days are two incubation periods for the virus. It manifests itself within a patient in two to 21 days. If it does not show itself within 42 days, then WHO can declare that region or country Ebola free.Unfortunately, with this latest news about the new confirmed case, which was reported on Friday, March 20, the hopes of Liberians to start afresh and leave Ebola worries behind have been frustrated as fear and apprehension set in that the horrendous crisis just ending may be returning.A few days after the “last known confirmed case” was discharged from the Chinese ETU in Monrovia on March 5, most Liberians began returning to their “normal way of Life”, including shaking hands as a form of greeting. The hand washing buckets now famously referred to as “Ebola buckets” have disappeared from most homes, obviously too early.In spite of the repeated warnings against complacency by health authorities, GOL and their international partners, people had begun to let down their guard, crowding up again at entertainment spots and ignoring preventive measures.  Both tertiary and lower academic institutions of learning have also reopened with some not adequately equipped with anti-Ebola supplies or other basic sanitary facilities. Unless Liberians and all stake holders tighten up compliance with the preventive measures and succeed in containing this latest case, our worst fears of a new outbreak may be confirmed.As at March 18, according to the WHO, at least 4,264 persons have died in Liberia from the deadly virus which has also infected 9526 persons in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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440 Youths Benefit From YOP Business Start-Up Training

first_img440 youths, who successfully completed round one-rollout of its Household Enterprises Support (HES) programThe government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS), sub-component of its Youth Opportunities Project (YOP), on Thursday, August 30, 2019, graduated 440 youths, who successfully completed round one-rollout of its Household Enterprises Support (HES) program in Monrovia.The ceremony brought together officials from the World Bank, Swedish Embassy, and representatives from the Young Men’s Christian Association.The beneficiaries learned entreprenuership development and management skills, budgeting and money management skills, business fundamentals, customer service and business record management.YOP is a five-year project of the Liberian government; implemented by the MYS and the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) targeting 15,000 vulnerable youth in both urban and rural communities. It is supported by the World Bank until 2020.River Gee County Senator Conmany B. Wesseh, who delivered the keynote addressed, advised the beneficiaries to avoid reducing themselves mere beggars or to become “followers of politicians,” without adapting a developmental mind either individually or collectively.Senator Wesseh told them to go beyond of what they have learned by remaining focused; and not to become complacent.“The project presents a great opportunity for young Liberians from disadvantaged population groups to become entrepreneurs; create their own small business, or even expand their existing one; creating new jobs in the process,” Sen. Wesseh added.He called on the graduates to be proactive in their approach to meet challenges from the outside world.Senator Wesseh then challenged them to make good use of the skills they have acquired, and remain ever prepared for the future that lies ahead of them.For YOP Montserrado County Coordinator, Rhoda Neufville, she called on the beneficiaries to see themselves as ambassadors for the program so that others can follow their good example to enroll into the program.Mrs. Neufville used the occasion to appreciate World Bank for the supports in enhancing the sustainability of the program.Mohammed Nasser, YOP Technical Team Manager, said the sub-component of the program is to facilitate the entry of 3,000 youths in 25 selected communities in Monrovia and its environs into household enterprises.Round one implementation of the project, according to Nasser, enrolled 800 youths, and provided business management skills, and started grants to enable them establish, and operate group business in their communities.Adeola O. Famak, Country Director of EDUCARE Liberia, expressed delight for working in partnership with the MYS, LACE by providing opportunities for many young entrepreneurs.EDUCARE is part of YOP’s service provider responsible for direct, and daily interface with beneficiaries regarding its implementation. It is required to support the processes of recruitment, training, supervision, and monitoring of field activities.The project, Madam Famak said is to enable young entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses; create jobs and develop their livelihoods.“This is an initiative in support of government’s plan to prepare vulnerable young Liberians for the job market, and to generate self-income as one means of discouraging some of the young people from taking perilous journeys in their lives as they see far better opportunities for themselves,” she said.Meanwhile, several of the beneficiaries have lauded the government and partners for their respective supports to the program.The beneficiaries were selected from several communities, including West Point, Red Light, Clara Town, 72nd, and King Gray. Others were selected from areas such as Iron Factory Community, Soniwein and Cooper Farm.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Copper Wire Stolen from Fort St. John

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP has reported that copper wire valued at more than 6,000 dollars has been stolen from a Fort St. John business.Last night, 300 metres of copper wire was taken from Flint Energy’s yard. The thieves cut the chain link fence with bolt-cutters and took two spools of the wire.- Advertisement -The prevalence of copper theft across Canada has risen in recent years, as copper now sells for as much as 3 to 4 dollars a pound at scrapyards.last_img

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Lakers can lift playoff embargo without trade

first_imgEntering the 2005-06 NBA campaign, it was widely agreed that this version of the Los Angeles Lakers would be a work in progress well into the season. Where as many experts might feel that that is still the case, I believe that the last ten days have brought about much clarity to the identity of this team. While trade rumors regarding Ron Artest continue to swirl through just about every NBA camp including the Lakers, a few important facts have begun to chrystallize. The most telling of these came to light during the first two games of 2006, as Kobe Bryant sat out a suspension that might just have been a bigger blessing than acquiring Artest or anyone else. The Lakers not only lost both games to the Utah Jazz, but proved in the process that no one else on the roster was willing or able to step up in Kobe’s abscence. All the more reason to rev up the pursuit of another scorer you say? Nope! Anyone viewing those two losses against Utah should never again question why Kobe shoots as much as he does. But here’s the rub. His teammates don’t question it and actually embrace it. Therein lies the reason that this team actually has developed a great understanding if not true chemistry. Lamar Odom has shown that he is very comfortable doing the dirty work and deferring to Kobe on the offensive end. With Odom as a second option and third-year man Brian Cook emerging as a consistently reliable shooter, as a third, the Lakers have the ingredients to be a threat. Sure there will still be nights when Kobe will need to score forty plus to win. But he can, and doesn’t have to worry about his teammates complaining if it takes thirty shots or more to do it. They understand that it’s the best chance they have to be successful. The new face you could add through a trade might not buy in like the current players have. Stand pat Mitch. Granted, this team does not appear to be a championship contender in it’s current makeup. However, just ask Ozzie Guillen and Bill Belichick if they have the most talented team in their respective sports? Just allow Phil “Mad Zen Chemist” Jackson to continue to mix the elements he has to work with. It might just turn out to be a concoction that lifts the Lakers one season playoff embargo. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO PASS OVER DONEGAL SKIES UP UNTIL APRIL 8TH

first_imgWhat’s the size of a football field, travels at almost 28,000 km/hour and can be seen soaring 350 km above the earth? The answer is . . . the International Space Station!Construction of this marvel of human engineering began on the edge of space, back in 1998.And now it’s about to pass over Donegal skies. The International Space Station (ISS) is the culmination of a joint project by American, European, Russian, Japanese and Canadian Space Agencies. This joint project concept was primarily born out of budget constraints on the major space players.It is now possible to see the ISS blaze across the sky every morning, twice on most occasions, up until 8th April. All you need are some clear skies!The ISS is visible as a very bright point of light appearing approximately 10° above southern and western horizons. It will travel quickly across the seemingly stationary backdrop of stars.The fact that it contains no flashing lights, red or otherwise, makes it easily distinguishable from aeroplanes. It can be fun to see if the ISS passes close by to any bright stars or planets from your location, differing across Donegal. The ISS is so bright because its large surface reflects sunlight.At the end of each pass, the space station appears to vanish from the sky as it enters the Earth’s shadow, thus blocking sunlight from reflecting off it.If the clouds part before the 8th April, why not pop outside for a few minutes to catch a glimpse of this spectacular object blazing across our skies, knowing that someone could well be looking back in your direction from the edge of space!For the best times to see the ISS log onto www.donegalskies.comEnds INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO PASS OVER DONEGAL SKIES UP UNTIL APRIL 8TH was last modified: March 30th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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Manchester United manager update, Liverpool star continues row, plus more

first_img REVEALED RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish celebrates scoring for his club last season. Bayern Munich are keen to sign Marseille and France winger Florian Thauvin but will have to pay €80m (£71.3m) for the former Newcastle player. (Ouest-France)Atletico Madridand Spain midfielder Saul Niguez says he would never sign for Real Madrid – but he once come close to joining Barcelona. (Cadena Ser)Everton had suspended their head of academy recruitment while the Premier League looks into alleged breaches of the rules over approaching young players. (Daily Mail)France left-back Benjamin Mendy is facing an uncertain future at Manchester City because manager Pep Guardiola is annoyed by his attitude on and off the pitch. (ESPN) 3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow ADVICE Latest Football News The Premier League is back again after a round of Carabao Cup fixtures – and so is the transfer gossip!Here’s the latest news and rumours from Saturday’s newspapers and online… MONEY REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware Guardiola was not happy with Mendy Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is taking English lessons in preparation for replacing Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager. (FULL STORY HERE)Experienced duo Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic have become the peacemakers in the Old Trafford dressing room in a bid to quell the player unrest. (The Sun)Juventus are not planning a move to re-sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. (FULL STORY HERE)Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has responded to criticism from former Stoke team-mate Charlie Adam on talkSPORT by saying the Scot is only remembered for getting sent off and missing a penalty during the Potters’ relegation last season. (FULL STORY HERE)‘You take it in turns kicking him’ – Watford captain Troy Deeney reveals he and Hornets team-mates had special plan to reduce threat from Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha (FULL STORY HERE)Aaron Ramsey most likely to move to Serie A club according to BetVictor odds. (FULL STORY HERE)Jack Grealish’s new five-year contract at Aston Villa contains a release clause that will allow the former England Under-21 midfielder to leave if the club receive an offer of more than £45m. (The Times) BEST OF 3 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’last_img read more

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YET ANOTHER CRASH AT LURGYBRACK

first_imgGARDAI are at the scene of yet another crash near roadworks at Lurgybrack on the Letterkenny/Ballybofey Road.There are long tailbacks in the area as a result of the latest collision.This is the sixth incident of its kind in recent weeks. One motorist told donegaldaily.com: “This is happening every other day and I’m not sure why.”YET ANOTHER CRASH AT LURGYBRACK was last modified: November 17th, 2011 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

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District’s plans to construct new school are up in air

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The improvements could include creating a retention basin for storm runoff and straightening Division Street, work that could encroach on where the district wants to build the campus. “We will look at what the city is asking and how it would fit with the design of the site,” Ordway-Peck said. “We need to decide whether or not we can do it. It has to do with mitigating both traffic flow and drainage.” The intermediate school is one of three the district is planning for or designing in eastern and central Palmdale. Currently under design is Desert Willow Intermediate School located at Avenue S-4 and 62nd Street East. The district also is planning an elementary school around 25th Street East and Avenue R-10. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 PALMDALE – Faced with the possibility of having to do major street and storm drainage work, Palmdale School District officials are evaluating whether to drop plans to build a school on property in central Palmdale. School officials have been eyeing at a parcel near Division Street and Avenue Q for a future intermediate school, but the city is asking the district to consider doing work to manage drainage and traffic flow. “The main issue with that site is that it’s part of a large water drainage area for that section of the city,” Deputy Superintendent Lori Ordway-Peck said. “To make it work with the city’s plan for how water moves, they are asking for a pretty large portion of our property to be used for street and water runoff.” Trustees approved hiring an engineering firm at a cost of $16,100 to assist district officials in evaluating the site. The district has not purchased the site yet. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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MAN TOLD HE WILL SPEND CHRISTMAS IN JAIL IF HE DOES NOT GET TREATMENT

first_imgA man who spit at, bit and kicked Gardai has been told he will spend Christmas in jail if he does not attend an addiction centre.Emlyn O’Donnell, 33, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a series of offences.But before his case could even start, Garda Inspector Denis Joyce complained he could get a ‘whiff’ of alcohol from the accused. O’Donnell, of Railway Apartments in Letterkenny faces a series of charges including road traffic and public order offences.O’Donnell’s solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said his client was more of a danger to himself and was trying to address his alcohol addictions.However, Judge Paul Kelly said he was wasting everyone’s time and that unless he got help for his alcohol addictions, he would go to jail.Judge Kelly said he was adjourning many of the charges against O’Donnell until December 17th not so O’Donnell could sign himself into the White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre in Muff, Co Donegal to get help for his addictions.He did deal with a charge of dangerous driving against O’Donnell for which he jailed him for four months but suspended the sentence for 12 months, find him €450 and banned him from driving for four years.But he warned O’Donnell that if he did not have proof that he signed himself into the rehabilitation centre during his next court appearance, he would spend Christmas behind bars.MAN TOLD HE WILL SPEND CHRISTMAS IN JAIL IF HE DOES NOT GET TREATMENT was last modified: October 15th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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