WHATS HOT: ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Vigil

first_imgLiberia hosts Bring Back Our Girls Campaign: Where will YOU be May 16 at 3 P.M.? Well Join Liberians as the Minister of Gender, the Gbowee Peace Foundation, Hope Foundation, the Gbomai Bestman Foundation, AALG, AAW-Peace, Ufund Solutions and PAYOWI) host a vigil for the 200+ girls abducted in Nigeria…at a Liberia supports Bring Back Our Girls campaign.The Cachelle International 2014 Creative Arts Benefit Gala: On Saturday, May 24th at 4pm at the Royal Grand Hotel on 14th street Sinkor, Cachelle creative arts center will be hosting its first annual creative Arts Benefit Gala. The event is said to be a cocktail event with performances in Ballet, Modern dance, Jazz, Piano and Hip Hop will be done. Proceeds from the gala will go towards scholarships for children and young adults in the community. Your support will also allow us to create and implement a variety of fine and performing arts programs that will impact the lives of so many children in Liberia.Liberians Host Musical Awards in the US: Liberians will host the 2nd annual musical awards in Philadelphia on the 31st of May which will be an all white memorial day weekend. Liberian artist both living in the Us and Liberia will be awarded in categories such as best song of the year, best artist and so fort.New Liberian artist release hit single: going by the name of  ‘Daa Kant’, he’s a fresh new voice in the entertainment industry and has already started making people jump to their feet with his latest single ‘Come Touch’, a reggae joint. The single was released on April 25th and can be found on facebook and sound cloud. Daa Kant is said to be the only Liberian artist residing in North Carolina and is doing different types of music, reggae, hip hop and R&B.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Lott pushes for immigration bill

first_imgWASHINGTON – The No. 2 Republican in the Senate made an all-out pitch for support of a comprehensive immigration bill Wednesday as the Senate voted to reduce the size of a proposed guest-worker program, infuriating employers. The Republican, Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi, was not part of the bipartisan group of 12 senators who negotiated the “grand bargain” on immigration with the White House. But on Wednesday, Lott defended the deal, which has come under heavy fire from the right and the left. “Is the current situation in America with legal and illegal immigration intolerable and unacceptable?” Lott asked. “Yes. Everybody would agree. Is this bill better than the current law? Without a doubt, yes. Are we going to have another opportunity to do this better next year or the next year? The answer is no. We’ve got to do it. We’ve got to do it as good as we can. We’ve got to do it right now. “The only thing that’s unacceptable is to do nothing,” said Lott, the Senate minority whip. Lawmakers of both parties said they had been flooded with telephone calls from constituents complaining about a provision of the bill that would offer legal status to most of the nation’s 12 million illegal immigrants. “The American people are not buying it,” said Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky. Many Democrats are upset with other parts of the bill that would establish the temporary-worker program and a new merit-based system for awarding permanent-residence visas, or green cards. The point system would give more weight to job skills and education and less to family ties. Under the guest-worker program, as originally proposed, 400,000 foreign workers could have come to the United States each year on two-year visas, and the number could have increased to 600,000 in response to the demand from employers. By a vote of 74-24, the Senate approved an amendment cutting the annual limit on temporary workers to 200,000. Democrats and labor unions said the temporary workers could be easily exploited and would adversely affect the wages of American workers. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., who proposed the lower limit, said he doubts that the temporary workers would leave when their visas expired. And he said the bill is flawed because it provides no opportunity for them to become lawful permanent residents or citizens. “The guest-worker program is unproven and untested, and I’m very concerned what it will do to wages in our country,” Bingaman said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Ontario argues carbon tax stickers on gas pumps help free expression

first_imgTORONTO — Ontario’s government says its law mandating that gas stations display anti-carbon tax stickers helps the cause of freedom of expression.The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is challenging the law as unconstitutional, saying it violates free speech provisions because it constitutes compelled political speech.The government’s statement of defence, which the CCLA has posted on its website, argues that the suit should be dismissed.- Advertisement -It says the CCLA doesn’t have standing to bring the challenge because it isn’t a gas retailer and therefore isn’t affected by the law.The government also argues that the law “furthers the purposes of freedom of expression” by promoting informed consumer choice and transparency.The stickers became mandatory shortly before the federal election campaign began.Advertisement This report by the Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img

San Francisco weighs supervised injection site for addicts

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOrganizers of the daylong forum, which included a coalition of nonprofit health and social-service groups, acknowledge that it could take years to get such a facility. Along with legal hurdles , the effort would be almost sure to face political opposition. Bertha Madras, deputy director of demand reduction for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, called San Francisco’s consideration of such a facility “disconcerting” and “poor public policy.” “The underlying philosophy is, `We accept drug addiction, we accept the state of affairs as acceptable,”‘ Madras said. “This is a form of giving up.” Sixty-five similar facilities exist in 27 cities in eight countries, but no other U.S. cities have considered creating one, according to Hilary McQuie, Western director for the Harm Reduction Coalition, a nonprofit that promotes alternative drug treatment methods. “If it happens anywhere in the U.S., it will most likely start in San Francisco,” McQuie said. SAN FRANCISCO – City health officials took the first tentative steps Thursday toward opening the nation’s first legal safe-injection room, where addicts could shoot up heroin, cocaine and other drugs under the supervision of nurses. Hoping to reduce San Francisco’s high rate of fatal drug overdoses, the public health department co-sponsored a symposium on the only such facility in North America, a four-year-old Vancouver site where an estimated 700 intravenous users a day self-administer narcotics. Hundreds of community activists and health workers attending the forum also discussed what it would take to get a similar service going in San Francisco. “Having the conversation today will help us figure out whether this is a way to reduce the harms and improve the health of our community,” said Grant Colfax, director of HIV prevention for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

INISHOWEN COMES TO GROUNDBREAKING AGREEMENT ON WATER METERS

first_imgThe historic meting and agreement on water meters in Inishowen is agreed.An agreement between MBC Builders (Gildea), Ballybofey and Inishowen groups opposed to water meters has been reached following a groundbreaking meeting.The meeting came about as a result of John Gildea, MBC Builders, recently contacting James Quigley, a local anti water charge campaigner from Buncrana.MBC Builders is one of two subcontractors contracted by GMC Sierra Ltd to install meter ready boundary boxes in place of old water stopcocks in the area.GMC Sierra Ltd have the main contract from Irish Water to install water meters throughout the north/north west of Ireland from Mayo to Donegal.At the meeting John Gildea of MBC Builders agreed that no work will be carried out on properties in Inishowen which have a sign up, indicating that they do not want a meter.The Inishowen groups agreed that they will not oppose MBC Builders working on properties which don’t have a sign up. The agreement is subject to the following conditions;1 MBC Builders will not work on properties who have a sign up indicating that they do not want a water meter installed..2 MBC Builders personnel will not try to coax or by any mean persuade any residents who does not want a meter or who has a sign up indicating so, to change their minds .3 MBC Builders will notify an anti water charge campaigner at least the night before work starts in any particular area.4 All work will be carried out within socially accepted times 7.30am-7.30pm Mon-Fri and 8am to 1pm Sat.James Quigley emphasised that this agreement is between us and MBC Builders. It is all about ‘signs’ on properties whose owners do not want a meter. If people have a sign up they will not get a meter or boundary box. There are some complicated technical issues in respect of work carried out by sub contractors and that carried out by GMC Sierra Ltd. We will be clarifying these issues later in our web page, the media and public meetings. We will also clarify other important issues that came up including the possibility that another contractor may come in after MBC Builders and finish the job or that this agreement paves the way for contractors to complete their job in Inishowen.For some time now campaign groups in the area have been calling for a sensible approach such as this to the water meter controversy.Mr Quigley said “We have repeatedly contacted Irish Water, GMC Sierra and An Garda Siochána to try to set up such an agreement. As far back as February we had a very successful public meeting in Buncrana where campaigners from Moneymore, Drogheda gave a talk on their successful agreement between themselves and contractors. I believe everyone in the packed audience that night were in agreement that we should go down this route.“I am glad we persisted and I am pleased that John Gildea of MBC Builders finally sees that an agreement such as this is the sensible way forward. This is an agreement that satisfies the needs of both sides. It is based on mutual trust and has already been proven in Moneymore and Cork and other parts Donegal that it can be a civilised solution to a difficult problem. All protest groups and Inishowen people should now get behind this new dispensation, give it a fair chance and demonstrate to one and all what can be achieved by reasoned negotiation.”INISHOWEN COMES TO GROUNDBREAKING AGREEMENT ON WATER METERS was last modified: July 18th, 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) Tags:donegalInishowenMBC Builderswater meterslast_img

INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO DONEGAL’S LARGEST REFUSE COLLECTOR AFTER COURT CASE

first_imgCaught! Ferry’s lorry dumping illegally at DerryreelTHE owner of Donegal’s largest waste disposal company is facing an investigation by environment chiefs after dropping a legal challenge – and could face sanctions including the loss of his license.Jim Ferry, who is 56, could lose his business if environment agency bosses find he is unfit to carry on his Ferry’s Refuse Company based outside Manorcunningham. Ferry had lodged an appeal in the Circuit Court against a conviction handed down last October when he was found guilty of illegal dumping, but lawyers have now withdrawn the appeal.He was originally convicted and fined €12,000 at Falcarragh District Court sitting in Letterkenny after a lengthy legal battle.Judge Paul Kelly also ordered Ferry to pay Donegal County Council a total of €30,750 in costs.The Environmental Protection Agency says it is now reviewing Ferry’s license.A spokeswoman for the EPA said: “Regarding an existing licensee, the agency could form the view that a licensee is no longer a fit and proper person and proceedings can be commenced to revoke a licence.”Applications to renew a licence could also be affected by a conviction.“In assessing an application for a waste licence under the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, the Agency is obliged to ensure that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a waste licence,” the spokeswoman said.“As part of the assessment of fit and proper person, the Agency will seek information on any relevant convictions under the relevant legislation. The nature and gravity of the conviction would be taken into account by the Agency in reaching its decision on whether to grant or refuse a licence.”Ferry, of Rossbracken, Manorcunningham, but originally from Falcarragh, contested 12 charges but was found guilty after a three day trial.The illegal dumping took place at Doire Uí Fríll, Falcarragh, on June 10, 2010 on land right in front of his own mother’s house (pictured).Earlier this week Ferry withdrew his application to appeal the conviction when it came up before the Circuit Court in Donegal.He must now pay out the fine and the costs totalling €42,750.But he could also lose his entire business.The illegal dumpINVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO DONEGAL’S LARGEST REFUSE COLLECTOR AFTER COURT CASE was last modified: March 30th, 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:Costscourtdonegalferry’s refuseillegal dumpinglast_img

SOCCER: LAGAN LADIES DRAWN TO CORK SIDE IN CUP

first_imgThe Lagan ladies team were due to resart their league campaign after the exams. They have been drawn at home to Cork side Glounthane in the quarter fianls of the WFAI Junior cup. The game is scheduled for late July.Our u10’s and u/8’s are scheduled to take part in the Mc Donalds fun day this Saturday. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 2,11,17 and 19. Four people had three numbers with John Mc Clintock drawn out and winning €50.Congratulations and best wishes to Bryan Kelly and Emma Mc Cafferty on their wedding over the weekend.  Manor 5km.The Manor 5km road race and fun walk takes place next Tuesday 1st July at 7.30pm. Registrations take place from 6.00 onwards. Loads of prizes and refreshments afterwards. All welcome.SOCCER: LAGAN LADIES DRAWN TO CORK SIDE IN CUP was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lagan Harps FClast_img

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA MINORS DEFEAT ST EUNAN’S IN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL

first_imgBuncrana GAA NotesSenior Hurling” Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” is an apt statement. When the Monaghan ref blew the final whistle in the splendid surroundings of Garvaghy sports facility in Co.Tyrone, Buncrana Senior hurlers had lifted the Ulster Tain League Div 5 title.As you may (or may not know!) Buncrana have had unrivalled success for the last 5 years at underage, and these first steps back into the unknown territory of Senior hurling level are tentative but necessary, the team barring 4 players had an average age of 18.5 years, unprecedented at senior level in any club,Monaghan side Truagh Gaels started the game as red hot favourites as they had completed their league unbeaten. From the throw in it was clear that this was going to be a tight affair, scores were hard earned with some of the more senior Buncrana hurlers a little ring rusty. Both sides went in at half-time level. From the throw in for the second half it was clear that there was only going to be one winner. Goalkeeper Tom Clare’s (jnr) goal was only breached once and his long-range puc-outs were the launch pad for many of our attacks. In front of him stood possibly man of the match Donal Og Mac Lochlainn, standing 6ft 4″. It was a legendary performance from the 19 year old, ably assisted by Mitchel and Stokes. The halfback line of Daniel Wilson, Jack O Loughlin and Sam Doherty, the youngest line in the team, were relentless and quickly snuffed out any Farney side attacks. In midfileld Conor and Steven worked tirelessly, the forwards really coming into their own in the second half with the half forwards of Gerald Boyle, David Guilfoyle and Adam Duffy sharing 2:12 between them.The full forward line of Ronan Walsh, Philip Harkin and Darren Roe got more into the match as the game went on. Subs Paul Nelson, Fergal Doherty and Dermot Doherty all chipped in to what was a great night in the relatively short 12 years of Buncrana hurling. Final score was 3:18 to 1:15.Team: Tom Clare, Aedan Stokes, Donal Og Mac Lochlainn, Tomas Mitichel, Daniel Wilson (0:1), Jack O Lochlainn (0:2), Sam Doherty, Conor Grant (0:1), Steven Nelson, Adam Duffy (1:4), David Guilfoyle (Capt) (0:4), Gerard Boyle (1:4), Philip Harkin, Ronan Walsh (1:0), and Darren Doherty. Subs used were Paul Nelson (0:1), Fergal Doherty, Dermot Doherty, Cathal Wilson and Darren Robinson.To sum up, this was a small step forward but it was great to see the loyal band of supporters travel up and support and have been with this squad since they were U12. Around the field we had 7 or 8 lads who will come of age next year and add greatly to the future of Buncrana hurling but most importantly, it was great to see men who have been there since the start, Donal Mac Lochalinn and Chris Walsh, both with sons playing, and both will have been proud of the young charges.Team management of Tom Clare, Seamus Grant and Denis Harkin would like to thank all the squad for their efforts and now it’s onwards and upwards for the Donegal Junior Championship.Congratulations to the Buncrana Minors who won their semi-final clash against St Eunan’s in Letterkenny 1-22 to 1-07. Next up will be the County championship final against Ballyshannon.Hurling Survey Please complete this survey as it is not too often we get a chance to give our opinions and views on the game.http://gaahurling.surveyanalytics.com/GAA President, Liam O’Neill established the Hurling 2020 Committee to look at the game of hurling and to submit proposals for change as appropriate to ensure the improvement of the game over the next 20 years.The committee, under the Chairmanship of former All-Ireland Senior Hurling winning manager Liam Sheedy (Tipperary) has begun the process of consulting widely within the Association at all levels and with GAA supporters to ascertain the areas which require the most immediate attention. With this in mind, Hurling 2020 has launched a survey which will allow all participants to be entered in to a draw for 2 tickets to the 2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final. This survey is a key part of the consultation process and its aim is to collate the feedback from the hurling community about the game as it stands and what you would like to see in its future.Your submission to this survey will form the basis of the committee’s report in the autumn of 2014 with a view to tabling motions as required to the 2015 GAA Annual Congress.Senior FootballThere was no Senior game this week but it was another high-scoring outing for the Reserves who drew 4-11 with Naomh Colmcille.All roads lead to Clones next Sunday as Donegal take on Armagh in the Ulster Minor Final and seek to avenge last year’s Senior Final result against a lively Monaghan team.Our club is well represented in both teams by players and backroom staff and we wish our lads all the best on the day and know that they will leave nothing behind them on the pitch.Hon the Town and Dun na nGall Abu!Senior TrainingSeniors & Minors Hurling read more

Danny Higginbotham says Chelsea ace should start for England

first_img Chelsea ready to ‘break transfer record’ to sign winger ahead of Man United England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 Danny Higginbotham believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek must start for England when they host Switzerland this evening.Gareth Southgate’s side hope to avoid a fourth straight defeat when they face the Swiss at Leicester’s King Power Stadium, and the manager is expected to field a much-changed line-up from the one that were beaten by Spain on Saturday. 2 Loftus-Cheek could be handed the chance to impress against Siwtzerland Euro 2020 explained: How it works, stadiums and dates as tournament turns 60 Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 Mega deal Despite taking the lead against Spain, England ended up losing 2-1 in the Nations League info Southgate watches defender star in Italy amid talk of England recall confirmed 2 England ‘ducking out’ friendly against France before Euro 2020 preparation Latest England news England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania GETTING READY There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it Second is best Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Higginbotham said: “I think one of the situations they will find – and this is where the players who possibly come in have a key part to play – when you come up against Spain they obviously dominate possession, so England were in a position to play on the counter attack.“Whereas against Switzerland it will be different; they are going to have to be patient in possession, and this is where they need that midfield runner.“I know he’s not playing week in, week out for Chelsea, but someone like Loftus-Cheek starting alongside the defensive midfielder. How England could end up in a Euro 2020 group of death with France and Portugal England’s group at Euro 2020 revealed as Southgate’s men face a familiar foe Difficult RIP LEGEND scared lions Star striker and captain Harry Kane will be rested over fears he could burn out, while Dele Alli has withdrawn from the squad due to injury. James Tarkowski, Kyle Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Danny Rose and Jack Butland are all expected to start, with the likes of Fabian Delph and Eric Dier selected in midfield.However, Higginbotham hopes to see Loftus-Cheek start, despite his lack of game time at for Chelsea, because he will provide the link-up play in midfield that was so evidently missing against Spain. REJUVENATED “Then he is able to go through and is able to take the ball, because I don’t see there being much space behind the Swiss defence for England to take advantage with the pace that they’ve got.”last_img

FIREMEN ATTACKED BY MOB AFTER GOING TO PUT OUT BONFIRE

first_imgFiremen came under attack when they went to put out a bonfire in Letterkenny last night.Firemen were attacked when responding to a call to put out a bonfireOne fireman was struck with a stone as they were set on by a crowd of youths at the fire at the old Model Bakery close to the Oldtown.Gardai arrived on the scene but were then called away to another incident. It is not understood that any arrests were made during the incident around 9pmA source at the fire service said this was the first time he recalled ever being attacked.“I can never remember being set upon like this. It was pretty scary. It looked as if they were waiting for the lads to arrive.“One of the lads was hit was a stone but he brushed it off and was not injured. “It’s terrible to think the lads were just responding to a call when these youths attacked them like this,” he said. FIREMEN ATTACKED BY MOB AFTER GOING TO PUT OUT BONFIRE was last modified: November 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackbonfiredonegalGardailetterkennyModel Bakerylast_img