The Speaker of the House of Representatives has described communication as a tool that fosters reconciliation and development.Speaker Alex Tyler said the dissemination of accurate pieces of information are paramount in ensuring that peace as well as the overall development is strengthened in the new political dispensation of Liberia. He spoke over the week end in the concession area of Bong Mines when he officially launched the Voice of Fuamah Communication Radio Station in Fuamah District, Bong County.Speaker Tyler asserted that the establishment of the radio station in the district through the instrumentality of Rep. Corpu Barclay must be seen as a breakthrough in the dissemination of information owing to the difficult circumstances when people had to walk long distances to deliver messages for district meetings or other gatherings.He cautions the people of Fuamah to use the radio station to promote peace, reconciliation and developmental issues that will impact the living condition of residents.“Don’t use the radio station to condemn and spread hate messages but rather use it to promote peace, reconciliation, development and other issues such as education and health,” Rep. Tyler stated.He furthered called upon them to contribute to the sustenance of the station and not to leave everything on Rep. Corpu Barclay, who has worked tirelessly to ensure that the establishment of the radio station comes to fruition.Speaker Alex Tyler contributed one thousand United States Dollar (US$ 1,000) towards the management of the station.For her part, Bong County’s District # 7 Representative Corpu Barclay expressed her satisfaction to Speaker Tyler and 12 other lawmakers who had traveled along to attend the ceremony.She promised to protect the interest of her people and called upon them to join hands with her in moving the district forward.Rep. Barclay was reelected in the 2011 Elections as representative for District # 7 in Bong County.The Bong lawmaker also informed her people that the establishment of the Voice of Fuamah Community Radio Station is not politically intended but to transmit the views and aspirations of the people of the district.Something she underscored had bridge the gap in the dissemination of information in the district.According to Rep. Barclay, US$5,000 was used to set up the radio station. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Water supply cut for 700 Crabwood Creek farmersFollowing the complaints of 700 farmers at Crabwood Creek, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) that they may be without access to water for their farmlands after the state-run Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) threatened to close the only water source those farmers have, GuySuCo has since responded. According to GuySuCo in 2012, the Skeldon Estate management granted permission to the Crabwood Creek Water Users’ (CCWUA) Association to install High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes beneath the link canal which supplied the farmers with irrigation water from the Halcrow Conservancy. This arrangement GuySuCo said was intended to be a “temporary measure to bring some degree of relief to the farmers while the construction of an adjacent permanent structure was being done. This structure is still to be completed.” GuySuCo in its statement said that on 22 June, 2016 the CCWUA wrote to the Estate management about the HDPE pipe being damaged, “An investigation was conducted by the estate which proved that GuySuCo was not responsible for the damaged pipe.”The framers however were claiming that the damage was caused by a GuySuCo excavator which was carrying out “private” work. Because of the damaged pipe, water was escaping from the dislocated pipe and into the link canal and, according to GuySuCo the management proceeded to seal both ends of the pipe to prevent further water loss.“On 4 July, 2016 the members of association requested that the pipes be re-opened so that the farmers can access water; this request was granted based on an undertaking from the association to have the dislocated pipe fixed by 30 July, 2016, failing which the management would be forced to remove the pipe in order to prevent constant water loss.Hence on July 5, 2016, the Estate management wrote the association reminding them of the undertaking of 30 July, 2016 and notifying them of the further steps which may ensue” said GuySuCo. The CCWUA had expressed concern that all of the farmers in the Upper Corentyne, Region Six community, could be out of water if the GuySuCo Skeldon Estate goes ahead with “a threat” to cut water supply to the farmers. The CCWUA disclosed a letter dated July 5, in which GuySuCo said “the dislocated pipe must be fixed on or before July 30th, failing which management will be forced to remove the pipe…” The Sugar Corporation said it is surprised that “after four years of supporting the farmers by granting permission to install the temporary pipes and engaging them cordially, that instead of informing the management of the Skeldon Estate of any challenges which the association encountered in meeting the deadline given, their preference was to have consulted with the media.”GuySuCo is of the view that this matter should not have been engaging the attention of the media but rather the CCWUA should have sought to engage the Estate management in further discussions “in the spirit in which they have been doing for the past four years.”
The newly-rebuilt police station in Zorzor, Lofa County.UNDP, partners turn over reconstructed edificeUnited Nations Development Program (UNDP) and partners have turned over the newly reconstructed police station in Zorzor, Lofa County. The project valued at US$50,000, a release has said.According to the release, Liberia National Police (LNP) Inspector General, Patrick Sudue, frowned on people, whose behavior aim at nothing but take the laws into their own hands, as they are violently vandalizing properties and threatening the security of the state.Sudue said Liberia is constantly and consistently witnessing different forms of protests characterized in recent years by violent behavior across the country for various reasons.Therefore, IG Sudue wants elders within the affected communities to warn their children against using violence as a way of seeking redress to their concerns.He spoke at program marking the official hand over of a police station in Zorzor. The station was reconstructed by the UNDP through its Rule of Law project.For that, Sudue praised the UNDP and its partners for the level of support to Liberia’s justice and security sector.According to him, violence generates fear, scares away investors, renders the government dysfunctional and on the overall, impedes development.“We need to give peace a chance. Violence is not the answer to any of our problems,” Sudue warned.IGP Sudue condemned violent behavior, warning that donors will not continue to give aid to the country if Liberians persistently demonstrate such unscrupulous attitude by destroying what other people have put countless resources into building up.The Zorzor Police facility was reconstructed with funding from the government of Sweden, in partnership with Irish Aid and the UN Office of Human Rights, at the cost of US$50,000 as part of efforts to strengthen access to justice.The Zorzor facility was vandalized due to mob violence perpetrated by a group of locals, who at the time protested the death of one their kinsmen.UNDP Liberia Resident Representative Pa Lamin Beyai, who turned the facility over at the weekend, reminded the LNP of its duties to protect the country and its people, adding that the responsibility of the police borders on confidence and trust that the citizenry have in the justice system.Dr. Beyai then appealed to Liberians to use the justice system to seek redress, instead of taking the laws into their hands.He pledged continued support to the justice and security sector of the country, adding, “we are currently supporting the LNP to develop a 5-year strategic plan, which will include community policing.Lofa County Superintendent, William Kamba, expressed appreciation to UNDP and partners for the continued support to Liberia, mentioning interventions that Lofa is benefiting.Kamba then called on his people to take the security of the country seriously, and avoid acts that would jeopardize their welfare and the State.The dedication of the building coincided with the end of a 3-day UNDP annual retreat.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Montebello, which lost to Foothill, 11-4, in the Division I finale, opens the Masters Meet against Arroyo Grande at 3:45 p.m. A Montebello win would send the Oilers against the winner of Santa Margarita-Murrieta Valley. Whittier Christian’s bid for a CIF-SS Division V-AA championship in girls basketball will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at The Pyramid in Long Beach. The Heralds, Alpha League champions, will face a familiar opponent, Village Christian, which finished second in the league. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 Whittier, which defeated Ayala, 15-7, for the Division III championship Monday, will play a first-round game against Santa Barbara, a Division II semifinalist, at noon. A Whittier victory would pit the Cardinals against the winner of Division I champion Foothill and Division VI runner-up Saddleback. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By virtue of finishing within the top two of their respective CIF divisions, Whittier and Montebello will field teams in the CIF-Southern Section Girls Water Polo Masters Meet, to be held Friday and Saturday at Heritage Pool in Irvine. First- and second-round games will be held Friday, with the rest on Saturday.
Micky Gray and Des Kelly joined host Colin Murray on today’s show to discuss the day’s big news.Monday’s show saw Sunderland legend Micky respond to the comments of manager Dick Advocaat and chairman Ellis Short, who things to say about his damning verdict of the club from last week’s show.Plus, the lads looked at their heroes of the weekend.
Slaven Bilic insists Jose Mourinho is still the best manager around.The Portuguese finds himself under scrutiny following Chelsea’s poor start to the season, with the reigning champions down in 12th place after just three wins from their opening nine games.West Ham, by contrast, are flying high in fourth spot after a sparkling start to Bilic’s reign at Upton Park.But as the Hammers prepare to host Mourinho’s men on Saturday, Bilic is backing his opposite number to guide them back into the top four this season.“It’s a big challenge for us, it’s a big test,” the Croatian said. “It’s a special game because they are the champions.“And you can easily say he is the best manager around. He’s been doing it all his career, he’s brilliant. He’s Jose Mourinho!“It just shows how strange football is. It’s the same team, the champions.“I know Mourinho and he’s always motivated. His teams are always hungry and everyone expected them, maybe not to be top after nine games, but not to be where they are now.“But sometimes in football it happens. I watched most of their games.“Sometimes you play the same way but you hit the post and the opposition don’t hit the post, when last year it happened the other way round.“It doesn’t have to be anything major. You lose a couple of games – and from their point of view drawing is like losing – and suddenly people say ‘what happened to Chelsea?’ but it’s nothing big or major.“If it was he would be the first to change it, but sometimes it’s those invisible things you can’t detect and you have to work hard to try to change it.“Things will definitely change for them, we just hope it won’t be against us. I see them finishing in the top four.”West Ham will be without winger Victor Moses under the terms of his loan deal from Stamford Bridge, while defender Winston Reid has yet to shake off the knock which kept him out at Crystal Palace last week. Jose Mourinho 1
The final phase of the ICARUS road safety initiative will take place with the launch of the ” “Young Europe” movie at Century Cinema, Letterkenny tomorrow.ICARUS is an European Union Road Safety project initiated in 2008 and managed by the Italian police in partnership with the Department of Psychology at the University of Rome and the Traffic Police across 14 European countries.The initiative was funded by the European Union and consisted of four separate phases: * The establishment of a European network of national institutions focussing on road safety promotion.* The conduct of a survey among at least 1,000 youngsters in the age group 17 to 21 in each of the 14 participating countries. From the survey data, the Dept of Psychology, University of Rome, produced a risk profile for each country and an overall risk profile of the combined countries’ results.* The production of a training resource to address the issues raised in the survey and this was supplied to each participating country for their use.* The production by a professional production company of a movie based on the data but written from a young persons perspective encouraging them to think about their behaviour and use of the roads. This movie was filmed across 4 of the participating countries, Italy, France, Slovenia and Ireland. Said a Garda spokesperson: “Part of the movie was filmed in Donegal over the months of March and April 2011 with the co-operation of the students and staff at Letterkenny IT and featured several locations throughout the county promoting the scenic beauty of Donegal.“The film is now being shown for the first time, to an invited audience of local dignitaries and students and staff from LYIT, at the above venue. There will be a second showing for senior cycle students at local secondary schools at 1pm.“Chief Superintendent McIntyre and other members of An Garda Síochána who have been involved in the project since it’s inception will be present to answer any questions.”GARDAI BRING ROAD SAFETY MOVIE TO CENTURY CINEMAS was last modified: November 21st, 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)
A remarkable ceremony to mark the grave of one of Celtic FC’s founding members is to be held in Co Donegal on Saturday week.In conjunction with the Celtic Graves Society there will be a family ceremony in Frosses graveyard to mark the grave of Joseph Francis McGroary who 125 years ago was part of the committee responsible for founding Glasgow Celtic.Those who will attend the ceremony will include a member of Celtic FC, members of the McGroary family and members of the Association of Donegal Celtic Supporters club. All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend the event and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside.Born in Glasgow in 1865 his father Bernard was from Inver, Donegal and Joseph maintained connections with Donegal throughout his life, spending his last days in the town of Mountcharles.He was married in August 1888 in Mountcharles to his sweetheart Catherine Cannon from Drumkeelan. He was one of the first post-Reformation Catholic solicitors in Glasgow and active in the city’s Irish political scene.A pupil of St. Aloysius College along with other early Celtic figures such as John H McLaughlin and Joseph Shaughnessy he later represented it in elections for the city’s Catholic Union and was a member of the Irish National League along with other key figures in the foundation of Celtic FC. After meetings were held to establish a new Irish Catholic football club in the East End of Glasgow in late 1887, Joseph McGroary was one the club members elected to be part of, in Willie Maley’s words, ‘the Committee formed to carry through the great work’.Joseph was a Celtic committee member at various times throughout the club’s tumultuous first decade and played a significant role in the stormy debate over the direction the club would take in becoming a limited liability company in 1897.A colourful character, Joseph left Glasgow for Brooklyn, USA 1898 before returning to Mountcharles some four decades later, where he passed away in 1937. He provides a direct connection between the County Donegal and Celtic FC from the club’s earliest days.This commemoration has been organised in association with the Donegal Gathering and is one of a series of events designed to invite the Donegal Diaspora home in this year-long celebration of all things Irish. UNIQUE GRAVE CEREMONY TO REMEMBER CELTIC FC GREAT was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:celtic fcFrancis McGroaryFROSSESgrave
ChampionshipSenior Championship:Preliminary Round: 13th July and 20th July Milford v St. Eunan’s Semi finals:Dates: 1st leg: 3rd August or 10th August2nd Leg: 17th August or 24th August Moville v TermonGlenfin v Milford/St Eunan’s Final: 31st August or 7th September*********************Intermediate Championship: Preliminary Round: 13th July and 20th JulyAodh Ruadh v Ardara Semi finals:Dates: 1st leg: 3rd August or 10th August 2nd Leg: 17th August or 24th AugustFour Masters v ConvoyGaoth Dobhair v Aodh Ruadh/Ardara Final: 31st August or 7th September***********************Junior Championship:Quarter Finals: 13th July and 20th JulyBuncrana v St NaulsN.Conaill v N.ColumbaCarndonagh v CloughaneelySemi finals:1st leg: 3rd August or 10th August2nd Leg: 17th August or 24th AugustBuncrana/St Nauls v N.Conaill/N.ColumbaCarndonagh/Cloughaneely v DungloeFinal: 30th/31st August or 6th/7th September******************Junior B Championship:Preliminary Round: 13th July and 20th JulyKillybegs v KilcarGlenswilly v N.MuireQuarter Finals:Dates: 1st leg: 3rd August or 10th August2nd Leg: 17th August or 24th AugustConvoy B v Red HughsGlenswilly/N.Muire v Termon BKillybegs/Kilcar v LiffordMalin v UrrisSemi finals: 30th/31st August or 6th/7th SeptemberKillybegs/Kilcar/Lifford v Glenswilly/N.Muire/Termon BConvoy B/Red Hughs v Malin/UrrisFinal: TbcDONEGAL LGFA: CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS IN FULL was last modified: June 11th, 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)
“If there’s a concern I have, it’s making sure we maintain the same work ethic and level of determination that we’ve always had,” Murray said. “We’ve got some players with more skill, but hard work beats skill when skill doesn’t work. We’ve got to make sure our skill is working.” To that end, the Kings added proven winners, as Bure, Craig Conroy, Demitra and Roenick have played a combined 281 playoff games. Even so, the Kings could be battling for a playoff spot, and one national publication has picked them to finish 13th in the 15-team Western Conference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Here’s a look at the areas that will tell the story: OFFENSE This is clearly the best group of forwards the Kings have put together under Murray’s tenure. At the start of training camp, general manager Dave Taylor said the Kings had nine potential 20-goal scorers. That probably is a stretch, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism. The Kings didn’t acquire one single player to replace the skill of Ziggy Palffy, who rejected the Kings’ offer (three years, $14.5 million) and signed with Pittsburgh for the same money. Instead, they improved their depth and now they have three legitimate scoring lines. Jeremy Roenick quickly settled in as the Kings’ top center in training camp. Pavol Demitra finished the preseason with 11 points in six games and Valeri Bure, when healthy, showed a level of speed that could make him quite valuable in the NHL’s new offense-first era. But coach Andy Murray doesn’t care so much about all that. It’s nice, and Murray knows those newcomers will make a difference. But throughout the last three weeks Murray preached the value of grit over talent. As Murray sees it, if the Kings are to break a two-season-long playoff drought no sure thing given the parity in the Western Conference they must, in a way, ignore the talk that this is the most talented Kings team in more than a decade and remember that almost every team in the conference also improved. Murray’s most deft move of training camp was to pair Roenick, his most experienced and talented center, with two skilled youngsters, Michael Cammalleri and Alexander Frolov. Cammalleri had a great season in the American Hockey League last year and Frolov is a budding star, but both players have room for improvement, and playing with Roenick should give both a boost. DEFENSE Here’s where it gets tricky. This could be a solid unit, but it also could be a major weakness. Aaron Miller, Mattias Norstrom and Lubomir Visnovsky are the Kings’ top three overall defensemen, even though there have been mild concerns about Visnovsky’s consistency. Miller was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2002 but his health and his ability to adjust to the new rules limiting obstruction will be monitored. The X-factor is second-year defenseman Tim Gleason. Team management raved about Gleason’s play throughout camp and believes he is ready to step into a major role this season. Beyond that, Joe Corvo has the potential to be a top-six defenseman but needs to prove it, and the Kings waited until the last minute to make a decision whether to keep around 21-year-old Denis Grebeshkov. GOALTENDING Another question mark, maybe even a bigger one, considering that Mathieu Garon and Jason LaBarbera enter the season with a combined 48 games of NHL experience. Garon has been in the Kings’ plans since they acquired him from Montreal in June 2004, and even though Garon has never been a No. 1 goalie, the Kings like his skill and temperament and the fact that he succeeded in a backup role in hockey-mad Montreal. The Kings thought so much of Garon that they chose LaBarbera as their backup, passing over a long list of solid veteran backups because they believe LaBarbera has strong long-term potential. Regardless, it can’t be any worse than the last combination of Roman Cechmanek and Cristobal Huet. SPECIAL TEAMS In 2003-04 the Kings were merely average in penalty-kill efficiency (83.3 percent, 15th in the NHL) and below average in power-play efficiency (14.6 percent, 18th in the NHL). Both of those must change. The addition of Conroy, a solid two-way player, will help the penalty-kill unit, and Murray has spent time devising ways to plan for defending the extra four feet of ice that has been added to the offensive zone. The power play will be stronger simply if everyone stays healthy, which rarely happened in 2003-04. Frolov should be the breakout star of this unit. COACHING Murray led the Kings to the playoffs in his first three seasons but has fallen short in the last two. The team holds an option on his contract for 2006-07, so this is a huge year in regard to his future. This is a team with veteran leadership, which works in Murray’s favor, but it’s also a team with two guys, Roenick and Sean Avery, who are apt to create chaos just by opening their mouths, and it will be interesting to see how Murray deals with the inevitable distractions. At the start of camp, Murray seemed energized by the new rules, noting that they fit with the way he likes to play, but the Kings had trouble generating shots on goal in the preseason. Perhaps some adjustments are in order, but regardless, there won’t be many NHL coaches more prepared than Murray. MAKE OR BREAK If the Kings succeed, it will be because they stay healthy and have the type of offensive firepower that hasn’t been seen since Wayne Gretzky left town. Alexander Frolov will develop into an all-star, Luc Robitaille, likely in his last season, will finish with a flourish, Tim Gleason will start to develop into an elite defenseman and Garon will make Montreal wish it gave up Jose Theodore instead. If the Kings don’t succeed, it will be because Jeremy Roenick takes one too many big hits, Frolov lets his mind wander too often, the Kings’ defense, not the fleetest afoot anyway, has trouble with the new rules and Garon joins a long list of recent Kings goalies who couldn’t get the job done. SCHEDULE Every year it seems the Kings need to make a strong push sometime around January to raise their playoff hopes. A strong start to the season would be an immeasurable help, and the schedule certainly works in the Kings’ favor. They open at Dallas but then don’t play another road game for two weeks, with the next five games, and nine of the first 12 altogether, at Staples Center. There are no excuses for a slow start. BREAKOUT PLAYER When last seen in Los Angeles, Dustin Brown was a soft-spoken 18-year-old kid who didn’t really have a defined place on the team. Now he could be a monster. More mature, Brown has been on the receiving end of countless comparisons to former King Adam Deadmarsh, which is a high compliment on this team, and he potentially has the perfect combination of skill and toughness. BEHIND THE MASK Garon has been a King since a June 2004 trade, but because of the lockout he hasn’t played a game for his old/new team. Here’s a question-and-answer glimpse at the new goalie: Q: What is painted on your mask, and what’s the story behind it? A: There’s not really a story behind it. I’ve got a couple knights and a checkerboard, just to try to represent the Kings. And I have the initials of my son on the back. Q: Your favorite hockey memory? A: My first game in the NHL. I had a shutout in Atlanta (for Montreal) and it was great for me, being my first game in the NHL. Q: Your ideal day off from the rink? A: Just spending some time with my family and rest, that’s pretty much it. My son (Charle-Edouard) is 13 months old, he was born just before last season was supposed to start. Q: Best thing about living in L.A. so far? A: The weather, definitely. (laughs) Q: Goals for this season, your first as a No. 1 goaltender in the NHL? A: Personally, I just want to be a good No. 1 goalie and be consistent throughout the season. GOING THREE ROUNDS Ken Belanger, the Kings’ enforcer is one of the best in the game at what he does, and he offered some insight into the world of hockey brawling: Three keys to successful fighting: “Try not to take a punch, don’t punch the other guy’s helmet, because you need to keep your hands fresh, and keep your head up. As soon as you put your head down in a fight, you’re done. You get punched in the head and you don’t know where it’s coming from.” Best guys he’s ever fought: “Bob Probert, Tie Domi and Stu Grimson. That’s quite a lineup. Those guys were mean. Some guys now are big, but they’re not mean. It’s changed a lot in 10 years. Back then, guys weren’t necessarily good players, but they were tough, big and tough.” Does winning the fight matter?: “I don’t ever want to lose a fight, but the point is just to send a message to the other team that you’re not going to run around and hit our guys, or to change the tempo of a game. You obviously never like to lose, but that’s not always what it’s about.” KINGS NOTES: The Kings assigned Jeff Giuliano to Manchester on Monday and have the same intentions for Noah Clarke and Ryan Flinn. Clarke and Flinn must both pass through waivers first. The moves brings the Kings roster to 26, three over the mandatory number they must be at by noon today. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!