Clergyman Wants Support for Less Fortunate, Others

first_imgThe founder and senior pastor of the Liberty Christian Outreach has called on Government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for consolidated support to less fortunate and street children in the country.According to Apostle Abraham S. Senneh, local and international NGOs need to work with government to help remove children from the streets. If that were not done, their future would remain uncertain, he said.The Liberia Christian Outreach minister made these assertions at the end of a four-day conference of the Liberia Christian Women of Life International (LCWLI), held in partnership with the Franconia Church Celford, USA.The conference was held at the Bethel Sanctuary of Faith Church in Mount Barclay, Montserrado County.Apostle Senneh, who is also the supervisor of the LCWLI, said the children are the future leaders of the country and as such, they should be given all necessary protections and benefits that are due them.He noted that helping the children in this country will be a blessing because they would desist from all forms of negative behavior.“As we all know, the children are in the streets doing all kinds of bad things; so we need an organization that will help government to smoothly do this work,” he averred.The Liberian clergyman said the aim of the conference was to encourage and help less fortunate people, especially children who are orphans due to the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

D. Twe High Wall Crumbles

first_imgAnother portion of D. Twe Memorial High School fence crumbled last week and community residents have expressed disappointment about the future of the school.The latest action was due to the persistent assault of what local residents described as ‘angry waves’ of sea that has dug under the wall.Residents told the Daily Observer yesterday that with the intensity of the ‘angry wave’ it would need urgent action to help secure the school building from being swept away like many zinc and concrete houses that once dotted the area.In the last decade, ravaging erosion has kept its pressure against nearby residents and has swept away several zinc and concrete houses, displacing many residents, several victims said.“I don’t have problem my zinc house is gone,” said Christiana Wleh, a former landlord, “but to see D. Twe swept away by the ocean is hard for me.”Madam Wleh, in her late 50s, said the D. Twe School should not be allowed to be destroyed by the waves.“Since the walls began to fall away,” she said, “there has been no action to save what is left of the school.”Other residents interviewed said it would be criminal for the Ministry of Education to remain unmoved in the wake of the threat to the school building.“I heard the government secured some money to renovate public schools, but the fact remains that the D. Twe situation is so urgent that there should not be any wasting time,” said Joseph Kun, a resident of Colonel West, near New Kru Town.However, Deputy Education Minister for Administration, Aagon F. Tingba, who is presently touring several school buildings in Montserrado County, told this newspaper yesterday in a telephone conversation that D. Twe High School problem is part of the current rehabilitation efforts of the MOE.“When a portion of the fence fell few months ago,” Minister Tingba said, “I went along with the Minister of Education to do firsthand assessment of the situation.”He said a contractor has already been engaged by the MOE under the Quick Impact Project to take care of the situation.Meanwhile during our reporter’s visit yesterday, neighbors said a portion in the D. Twe fence, directly behind the school, is used by some people in the community to response to nature’s call.“There are human wastes behind the school where the school’s toilet building is located,” a resident said. “The stench can kill you.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pres. Weah: ‘A Stable World Calls for Peace, Reconciliation’

first_imgPresident Weah delivering a special statement on Monday September 24 2018 at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.(Photo Credit: Executive Mansion Photo)President George Weah has called on leaders and people of the world to honor the immaculate life and legacy of peace icon and former South African President, the late Nelson Mandela, by promoting global peace because the world will not be stable in the absence of peace and reconciliation, a dispatch from New York has said.President Weah said Mandela demonstrated the highest sense of selflessness, forbearance and commitment to the peace of South Africa and the world when he chose to forgive his captors and oppressors, following his release from detention and subsequent election to the presidency of South Africa in March 1994.Weah’s comments, according to the dispatch, were contained in a special statement he delivered on Monday, September 24, at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York. “It is an honor today for me to stand before you to pay homage to Africa’s greatest hero, Nelson Mandela, on the centenary of his birth,” President Weah said.He said the late South African icon fought to free his people from the shackles of apartheid; enlightened the minds of South Africans, and gave them courage and hope to stand against racial discrimination.“He was a man whose enemies kept him for decades but did not break his spirit,” President Weah reflected of Mandela, adding, “When he was freed and given the mantle of authority, he united South Africans of all races,” President Weah said.President Weah also declared that the former Nobel Prize winner was a role model and hero to many and served as an inspirational reservoir of courage in the face of much adversity.He said Mr. Mandela pursued the reconciliation of South Africa and South Africans, because he believed a reconciled nation brings about development and prosperity for its people.“His example was emulated by many including myself. I followed his philosophy and accepted the role as United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) Peace Ambassador to help humanity. This helped me to travel around the world in the quest for peace and true reconciliation,” President Weah said.President Weah also recalled how the life of the late Mandela inspired him to tirelessly work toward disarming child soldiers in the Liberian civil war and bringing peace to Liberia.He then reminded world leaders of Mandela’s favorite quote, “Courageous people do not fear forgiving for the sake of peace.”Weah also called for peace and reconciliation to flourish around the world. On Monday, a statute donated by South Africa was unveiled at the UN in commemoration of 100 years since Mandela’s birth.At the occasion, graced by world leaders including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President Weah said the statue will serve as a reminder of the values of Mandela.As a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, Mandela served as the country’s first black Head of State and President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 as well as the first elected leader in a fully representative democratic election.The late Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa, and died on December 5, 2013.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dawson Creek male arrested for second time after search warrant executed

first_imgDawson Creek RCMP executed a search warrant yesterday at the residence of a 25 year old male. The search turned up a large amount of money as well as stolen firearms and ammunition.Chance Sandberg has been remanded in custody and charged with 13 counts of failing to comply with a recognizance, possessing firearms while prohibited, possession of property obtained by crime, unsafe storage, and unlawful possession.Previously Sandberg had been released earlier this year on a $20,000 recognizance and was to follow a number of conditions after an incident in March where police executed another search warrant. That search netted him 15 counts including possessing stolen firearms, and other firearm related offences.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Federal cabinet decision on fate of Trans Mountain pipeline due Tuesday

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – The Liberal government’s $4.5 billion gamble to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline in a bid to get it expanded will come to a head on Tuesday when the federal cabinet decides whether to sign off on the project for a second time.It has been more than 290 days since the Federal Court of Appeal ripped up the original approval and sent the government back to the drawing board to do a more fulsome consultation with Indigenous communities and take a harder look at the impact the project will have on marine life off the coast of British Columbia.Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said last week the official consultations with 117 affected Indigenous communities wrapped up in early June, paving the way for cabinet to make its final decision at its regular meeting on June 18.- Advertisement -The expansion would twin a 66-year-old pipeline that runs from Edmonton to a marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C., nearly tripling its capacity to 890,000 barrels of oil a day.The Trans Mountain Corporation claims the economic benefits of the expansion would be $46.7 billion over the first 20 years.While Sohi and Finance Minister Bill Morneau both insisted last week that no decision has yet been made, Sohi seemed to hint in question period on Friday that the project will go ahead.Advertisement “To get through that window we cannot approve a single additional pipeline,” she said. “To get through that window we have to start aggressively moving off fossil fuels.”May also said there is no economic case for expanding the pipeline, and the customers in Asia that are supposedly going to buy the product don’t exist. The Asian market has no refineries currently capable of refining the diluted bitumen Canada produces, she said, and much of it will end up still going to the United States.First proposed by Kinder Morgan Canada in 2013, the project has been beset by multiple court challenges and delays, both during the Conservative government’s tenure and since the Liberals took over. The federal cabinet initially approved the project in November 2016.The biggest hitches came after the NDP was elected in British Columbia in 2017, on a platform that included opposition to the project. The political uncertainty that created gave investors such cold feet Kinder Morgan was ready to walk away. In May 2018, Canada stepped in to buy the existing pipeline, with plans to expand it and then sell it back to the private sector.Three months later, the courts threw a significant wrench in that plan when the approval was overturned.Advertisement “We are following the direction of the Federal Court of Appeal to move forward on this project in the right way,” he said.Morneau’s office insists people should not read anything into the fact he is scheduled to give a talk at the Economic Club of Canada in Calgary the morning after the TMX decision, where one of the themes is “helping the energy sector grow and prosper.” His spokesman said the speech is similar to one Morneau has delivered in Ontario and Quebec in the last three weeks.Alberta Premier Jason Kenney thinks it’s a done deal, even though his government launched a $1.6 million advertising campaign in Ottawa in late May demanding the federal government “say Yes to TMX.” The campaign includes having a box truck with electronic billboards driving around Parliament Hill all day long.“After all, the federal government bought the pipeline, and I can’t imagine why they would do that only to flip-flop on an earlier approval,” he said last week at a major oil industry conference in Calgary.Advertisementcenter_img His confidence was buoyed by media reports that steel pipe that will be used to build the pipeline has already started arriving on construction sites. Trans Mountain Corporation, the federal crown corporation that now runs the existing Trans Mountain pipeline and will oversee the expansion should it go ahead, said last week that much of the material had been ordered before the court ruling.The pipeline is a tough needle for the Liberals to thread when it comes to supporting industries like the oil sector while meeting Canada’s international commitments on climate change. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that approving it is in the national interest to take advantage of the economics of developing Canadian resources, which he says will continue to be needed for another few decades.But that thinking riles environmental groups, many of whom supported Trudeau in the 2015 election because of his climate plan, a plan they say is impossible if Trans Mountain goes ahead. There are already plans to launch new court challenges if the project is approved, and multiple protests and even blockades on construction sites are in the works.Green Party leader Elizabeth May held a press conference in Ottawa on Friday, joined by environmentalist David Suzuki, to plead with the government not to proceed.“You can’t negotiate with the atmosphere,” she said, noting the international scientists who say the world has a window of just over a decade at most to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions before climate change becomes irreversible and catastrophic.Advertisementlast_img read more

Video: Chelsea signing rewarded with horror tackle after great goal

first_imgIf he does this throughout the season, then it will be money well spent.Diego Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in a £32m deal and in a Turkish charity competition in aid of the Soma mining disaster against Fenerbahce, scored a goal of pure quality.Costa, though, was lucky not to be injured shortly after when Bruno Alves went straight through him following a ‘tackle’. The defender was given a let off and escaped with a yellow card.Chelsea won 2-0 after Branislav Ivanovic doubled the lead minutes after the potential leg breaker.The tournament followed a league format, with Chelsea, Fenerbahce and Besiktas, who beat the Londoners 1-0, all playing each other once in a 45-minute contest.last_img read more

LIAM ALL SET FOR DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR GALA BALL

first_imgExcitement is building for the Donegal Person of the Year Gala Ball that will take place tomorrow night, Saturday 1st March at the Regency Hotel, Dublin.This year’s popular winner Liam Ó Cuinneagáin will be inaugurated on the night. There has been huge interest from the locality of Glencolmcille & surrounding areas of southwest Donegal and also from many past students situated all over the worLd who previously attended Oideas Gael.Liam has been a true champion of the Irish language throughout his career. Liam spent over twenty years as a primary teacher and school principal in Dublin and has taught Gaeilge to both adults and children. An ever-increasing interest in Ireland’s culture, particularly in North America and in Europe, has made Gleann Cholm Cille, Southwest Donegal, the holiday destination of choice for adult Irish language learners and cultural holiday enthusiasts.This year alone the courses offered will attract people from over 30 different countries with participants from several different nationalities attending each week.Liam said “that students and adult participants come from all over the world including San Francisco, LA, Moscow and all the major US Universities including New York University, Harvard College and University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Our teachers go to those places to teach weekends and weeklong courses. We are teaching a course, at present, in the University of Vienna”.Oideas Gael caters for adults of all ages, beginners and more advanced Irish speakers and all nationalities. The holiday courses focus on spoken Irish for adults and incorporate a structured approach to teaching, presented in a stimulating but relaxed environment, with the result that participants make progress way beyond their expectations. One past student (Audrey Nickel) even quoted how her dream vacation changed from two weeks at Club Med to two weeks at Oideas Gael after she spent some time there during the summer of 2008!Not only has Liam focused on the Irish language in his local community but he has promoted culture, tourism and local traditions.Oideas Gael offers a variety of activities over the summer including Hill-walking (including a hike on Sliabh a’Liag), Archaeology, Marine Painting, Landscape & Environment, Digital photography, Tapestry weaving, Harp, Flute and Bodhrán. Indeed, these activities are held in such high regard that in the National Geographic Top 10 Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland, they quote, “The best way to learn about the 5,000 years of history here is to attend the weeklong archaeology school offered in August by Oideas Gael and led by eminent archaeologist Michael Herity”.According to Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, the cosmopolitan mix in the ‘The Glen’ this year will be given a boost due to Tourism Ireland’s promotion of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’. The Glen will continue to live up to its image as the lively centre of cultural activity that it has become over the years, with the best of traditional music, craic and hospitality.Liam is considered by many people as a modern Fr. McDyer through his work in promoting the Irish language, culture and bringing employment to his beautiful but isolated area of Gleann Cholmcille. It is now time for the people of Donegal and afar to honour Liam for all his relentless work over the years. Liam Ó Cuinneagáin will be inaugurated as The Donegal Person of the Year 2013 at the Annual Gala Ball on Saturday 1st March in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. This promises to be a very special night with tickets selling fast for this special event! Order your tickets now so you don’t miss out! Tickets are limited so please contact Public Relations Officer at 087 2439317 to reserve your tickets. LIAM ALL SET FOR DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR GALA BALL was last modified: February 28th, 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)last_img read more

ALL-IRELAND MINOR FOOTBALL SEMI: DONEGAL LEAD DUBLIN BY THREE AT HALF TIME

first_imgThe Dalys frm Letterkenny enjoying the big match atmosphere at Croke Park.Donegal 1-06 Dublin 0-06Donegal’s hopes of winning their first ever All Ireland Minor Football title remain very much alive as they lead Dublin by three points at half-time in their semi-final clash at Croke Park.However, at one stage it looked ominous for Declan Bonner’s side as, after 15 minutes, they trailed by four points on a scoreline of 0–1 to 0-05, the Donegal youngsters recording five wides – their only score coming from a free. However, John Campbell turned the game Donegal’s way, first finding the net before putting over two excellent points to put his side ahead.Dublin took the lead as early as the second minute through a Jack Burke  point but Downings’ Lorcan Connor drew Donegal level three minutes later with a free.A lively Dublin put over four unanswered points before Campbell took the game by the scruff of the neck.First, he punched the ball to the back of the net after being picked out by McGlenaghan in the 22nd minute. A minute later, he turned his man brilliantly to put over the bar to draw Donegal level.He then pounced on a poor kick out by Dublin keeper Whelan to put two between the sides.A brilliant long distance point from Lorcan Doherty increased the lead to three a minute later.Saddler pulled a point back for Dublin before McBrearty put over a point t from distance to put three between the sides at half-time.Come on, Donegal !! ALL-IRELAND MINOR FOOTBALL SEMI: DONEGAL LEAD DUBLIN BY THREE AT HALF TIME was last modified: August 31st, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:allcrokedonegalfinalIrelandMinorparklast_img read more

Compensation offer ‘an insult’ to boxer who quit sport after assault – Judge

first_imgA Donegal man has been advised to make an improved offer of compensation to a young boxer who has had to give up the sport due to injuries he sustained in an assault.Dean Hanlon was before Letterkenny District Court charged with an assault on Matthew Hanlon at the Lagoon Bar, Termon. Matthew Hanlon told the court that he had been due to represent Ulster in a boxing tournament against a team from Boston at the time of the assault in 2015.“I had to leave boxing…I withdrew as a result of the injuries,” he told Judge Paul Kelly.“My nose is bent stupid. I have anxiety and depression and I had a fractured jaw and cheekbone.”Matthew Hanlon, it was said, had ‘significant injuries’, which also included swelling and bruising to his left eye, a fractured nasal bone and a soft tissue injury to his jaw.Matthew Hanlon said he required maxillofacial treatment and that he may need further surgery.Inspector Barry Doyle handed photos of the injuries to the Judge.Garda Jennings responded to a report of an assault at The Lagoon. The injured party had left, but later made a statement.Two suspects, Dean Hanlon and another male, were observed on CCTV in the vicinity of an altercation. Dean Hanlon denied any involvement.Garda Jennings said that ‘a number of words’ were exchanged before the injured party was assaulted with a ‘punch on the head and body’.Defending solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the other accused in the matter, a brother of the defendant, had been dealt with at another venue and that compensation had been paid.“He is remorseful,” Mr Gallagher said.“He is a labourer who works full-time and he has two children in a long-term relationship. He came in as his brother’s keeper on the matter. His brother has discharged €1,000 and the same would be forthcoming.”Judge Paul Kelly rejected the proposal. Judge Kelly said the offer was an ‘insult’ to Matthew Hanlon and that Dean Hanlon should have ‘known better’ than to interject in such a manner.Judge Kelly adjourned the matter and ordered that an additional proposal to the €1,000 be made.Compensation offer ‘an insult’ to boxer who quit sport after assault – Judge was last modified: April 12th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Dean HanlonInspector Barry DoyleJudge Paul KellyletterkennyMatthew HanlonTermonlast_img read more

Loggers shut down Panthers

first_imgMakaila Napoleon had 18 points and the Eureka High girls basketball team more than avenged a disappointing regular season loss to the McKinleyville Panthers, shutting down the visitors in a defensively dominate 58-31 win Monday night at Jay Willard Gymnasium in what was a first-round Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament matchup.Eureka held a size advantage going into Monday night’s game and Loggers’ head coach Mike Harvey more than exploited it, running the majority of his first-half offense …last_img read more