Police Stripping Cars of Tinted Windows

first_imgAmidst the fight to contain and prevent the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which has claimed more than 500 lives, Police officers assigned at the Topoe Road Police Station launched a drive over the weekend against cars with nontransparent windows.A police officer, who asked not to be named, said the order came in the wake following a tip concerning secret burials, especially along the Somalia Drive,  of persons who may have died from the virus.The officer told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview that the headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP) has ordered officers assigned at the Topoe Road Police Depot to be vigilant about the growing trend of corpses being taken for burial, in many cases, using vehicles with tinted glasses.“The LNP asked us to remove all artificial coverings, nontransparent and colorful glasses, from windows of cars,” the officer said.Though he was not specific, another officer who also spoke anonymously said this instruction is strictly be executed in and around Islamic communities, which are known for ‘quick burials.’When contacted, LNP Spokesperson Sam Collins neither confirmed nor denied the order, but said it is illegal for cars to use unclear, black, colored, and non-transparent glasses.Mr. Collins noted that only security personnel are legally entitled to use tinted windows, as well as some governmental officials.A business man, known as Mr. Chebli has appealed to the LNP to consider and exclude cars whose windshields, side windows, or rear windows had built-in or ‘natural tints’.Other vehicle owners concur, saying that windows and windshields with built-in tinted windows have to be removed altogether and replaced with new, transparent ones.  They claim that because there has been sudden supply shortage and subsequent price increase of new glasses since outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, these may be hard to find.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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Mixture of Rawness

first_imgSTUNNA and A-Raw may not be your best known artist at present, but as winners of the Liberia Music Contest (organized by Africa’s leading online music distributor Africori and renowned publicist Junda Morris-Kennedy), they are mixture of rawness with a good future in music.Their first ever single WCW (Women Crush Wednesday), which won the contest, is polished with a catchy colloquia that relates to the tastes of fans (and a whole lot more), and their newly founded careers is off to a promising start.The first person we talked to was STUNNA, whose real name is Lourell Andymark George. The brain behind the song, he expressed the certainty that winning the competition will put their musical career on a good path and business level.“Currently, the song is going through mixing to give us that quality sound; and when it is released, it is going to be distributed by Africori. So the business part is that we will get royalties from our work,” STUNNA told LIB Life. “We believe that music is about business, so we don’t just want to make music without profit,” he explained, highlighting a major problem local artists have faced.Asked why the song was named WCW, STUNNA said it is popular Facebook talk that he and A-Raw wanted to translate into music so that their target fans (the younger generation), could be able to easily relate when the song is released.“As an individual, music is something I love doing. I also love to add my feelings to it whenever I’m practicing. The song was inspired by my experience with a girl that I once had a crush on before,” STUNNA explained.We then caught up with to Aloysius Geddeh, commonly known as A-Raw, who did the only rap in the song. Geddeh said when STUNNA first approach him as a collaborator for the competition; it never crossed his mind that the single could be about crush on a girl.“When the name was given, I became nervous at first; but after I looked into it for a while, I agreed to it. You see, WCW is like seeing a girl that you like; and the opportunity is available for you to talk with her, but you decide to only take a photo and post it on social media with the words “You are my crush”, A-Raw explained.He told LIB Life that there is no rush to release the song because their winner package is currently been work out, to include more than 5,000 e-mail subscribers and other prizes.STUNNA is a sophomore student at the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) majoring in Economics, while A-Raw is studying Information Technology (IT) at BlueCrest University.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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Charlie Lake multipurpose camp continues to seek support from community, ministry

first_imgSpeaking as co-chair of a Royal Canadian Army Cadet Executive Committee, Terry Isenbecker recently sought Fort St. John City Council support for the application, which would be for a tenure lease of a 4.5 acre parcel of Crown land.He said the hope is a multifaceted camp could be used by the local Cadet Corp, North Peace Search & Rescue, and a number of other organizations.For the cadets it would eliminate more than six decades of relying on obtaining lease space from the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, and in the case of rural training, the more than hour long drive to Cameron Lake.- Advertisement -In the case of the local search and rescue chapter, the rugged terrain of the proposed camp site property would allow it to be used as a training facility for volunteers.The property, about 11 kilometres from Fort St. John, is currently regulated by the Peace River Regional District Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw, and the proposed camp would be within the service area of the Charlie Lake Fire Department.The PRRD has already launched a North Peace Fringe Area OCP Update and over the coming year will be talking to the community to get feedback on priority issues and new directions.Advertisement It has issued a bulletin on ways for area residents to participate in the process, which includes an online survey.For more information, you can contact Jodi MacLean, the Assistant Manager of Development Services, at 250 784 3231.last_img read more

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Items stolen from WL Construction’s yard

first_img2009 Polaris Dragon 800, sled with white hood2003 Polaris RMK 800, sled with blue hood2012 Polaris 500, green quad with a black two up seat and camo magnetic fender bags.2008 Kawasaki Brute Force 750, blue quadA comment from RCMP was not immediately available. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — While being housed as residents all over the Peace Region evacuate their homes, sleds, quads and a truck were allegedly stolen from WL Construction on Tuesday night.According to a family friend who spoke to Energeticcity.ca, video surveillance showed someone breaking in and stealing an apprentice’s truck as well as her friends two sleds and two quads around 305 a.m. The footage showed someone going through their trailer, too, but that was not stolen.“These guys have three kids, they worked so hard for that stuff,” said Jolene Mackay.- Advertisement -The victims weren’t on evacuation alert yet, but they were expecting to be packing up and leaving their home soon. According to Mackay, they thought they were going to be losing their home.“You see some of the greatest things people will do, and some of the worst.”The possessions that were stolen, among others, are as follows:Advertisementlast_img read more

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CORONER ATTACKS GOVERNMENT OVER LACK OF MEDICAL STAFF AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL

first_imgCoroner John CannonTHE Coroner for Donegal North West John Cannon has attacked the Government over the lack of funding to Letterkenny General Hospital.He was commenting during the launch of the suicide prevention action plan at the LYIT. The Coroner said he found it absolutely appalling that on a regular roster at Letterkenny Hospital there is only one night nurse to 20 patients and one doctor in charge of the whole Medical Department including Geriatrics.Mr Cannon said the success of the new action plan depends on adequate State financial funding.“Otherwise this comprehensive plan is doomed to fail. That is why I think that we have launched a ship that will never leave harbour,” he says in today’s Tirconnail Tribune.The new plan ‘Conecting for Life’ is a blueprint for the next five years and presents a detailed series of objectives as well as highlighting the challenges and the financial pressures on the health service and the increasing demand for assistance.The report says that the Health Plan, ‘Vision for Change’ is a good policy but it is concerned about the record of implementation. The plan was initially published in 2006.The Coroner’s comments come against a background of reduced spending and cuts in the health service over recent years. Under the austerity cuts the areas of mental health have been most seriously impacted on.The reduction of mental health funding from €937 million in 2006 to €758 in 2013 meant that currently just 5.3%. The policy document ‘A vision for Change’ is now ten years old and it remains the bible for health development and promotion in Ireland. Within that context it had envisaged spending of 8% of the Dept of Health spending on mental health development.It is clear that is not happening and John Cannon’s concerns clearly reflect this situation.The Galway based Deputy Colm Keaveney, speaking earlier this year in the Dail summed up the crisis in health spending in Ireland: He said: ‘Our mental health services have been subject to chronic under-funding since independence, with detrimental effects being imposed on individuals and families.’John Cannon said in his comments to the one hundred guests at the launch of the report: “As the Coroner having to deal with so many suicides in this county I must commend and compliment all the team who have participated in the preparation of the Connecting for Life National Strategy and this Action Plan, the’ Connecting for Life DonegalSuicide places inordinate strains on our community’s well-being. The prevention of suicide is a shared concern for individuals and it requires a collective response.“The Connecting for Life suicide action plan is a comprehensive template that recognises the contributions that can be made across all sections of our community.“The plan embraces prevention measures including the mental health sectors albeit that ¾ of suicides are not known to mental services.“The success of this Plan will be highly reliant on leadership and coordination for a collective impact.“Its primary aim is to make help more accessible and to help people to get help quickly and the Plan hopes to provide a 24 hour contact service for those in dire need.“The current economic recession can be identified with the recent increase of suicide numbers not alone in this country but in other countries as well.People often unable to cope or struggle responsibly with the consequences of recession particularly losing their jobs.“We live in times of financial hardship which in turn impacts on family life and environmental factors such as depression and stress. I am confident that if this plan is effectively implemented in a way that will highlight and promulgate the essential pro-active measures it will be a success as it has been in countries like Canada, France, and in the Antipodes New Zealand and Australia and in particular Tasmania.“People who attempt to take their own life usually have multiple risk factors often culminating in being overwhelmed in themselves. Therefore seeking help early is vital in reducing suicide risk among all people.“The success of this Plan of Action will depend on reaching out to those who think they have no other choice.“The success also depends on adequate state financial funding otherwise this comprehensive plan is doomed to fail.“Without adequate state funding I think what we are doing here today is launching a ship that will never leave harbour.“I say that for two reasons, firstly: The successful implementation of this Plan effectively rests with the Department of Health and the HSE and I note that its challenges is referred to at p.11 (1.2.7) of the document plan where it refers to the moratorium on recruitment and health cut-backs. How can we possibly expect to provide these essential services when it is apparently obvious the terrible constraints evident at Letterkenny General Hospital. Yes we have a beautiful hospital befitting a Hollywood backdrop, but the level of staffing is appalling, Consultants, doctors and nurses are run off their feet.“I find it absolutely appalling that on a regular roster there is only one night nurse to 20 patients and one doctor in charge of the whole Medical Department including Geriatrics. That is not fair on either the nurse, doctor or patient. In fact it is not safe hospital management.“Secondly I recall that there was an equally comprehensive Coroners Bill introduced in the Dail in the year 2007. That Bill makes refererence to long outstanding and necessary changes to upgrade the law in relation to essential Coronial matters.“That Bill after almost eight years has not yet been enacted.I hope that my realistic predictions in relation to this action plan is wrong. I hope I am very wrong! That is why I think that we have today launched a ship that will never leave harbour,” he concluded.CORONER ATTACKS GOVERNMENT OVER LACK OF MEDICAL STAFF AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: July 15th, 2015 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:coronercutshealth serviceJohn Cannonletterkennysuicide preventionlast_img read more

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CLAMPAR FAOI Ó CASAIDE – LE MICHEÁL Ó MUIRCHEARTAIGH

first_imgBefore Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh spoke to RnaG today, he wrote about the Cassidy dispute in his regular weekly column in Wednesday’s edition of Foinse. With their kind permission, we reproduce it here in full:Clampar faoi ó CasaideLe Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh Bliain ó shin is beag caint a bhí faoi pheileadóirí Dhún na nGall. Ní raibh Craobh Uladh gafa acu ón mbliain stairiúil 1992 agus ní raibh dóchas róláidir sa chontae go bhfillfeadh aon chorn chucu go luath arís.Ach nuair ba lú coinne leis chuir na déithe rath orthu, tháinig Jim McGuinness mar bhainisteoir agus bhíodar fós san iomaíocht do chraobh na hÉireann.Bhí craobh Roinn 2 den tsraith i dtaisce agus craobh Uladh taobh leis tar éis shaothar an tsamhraidh agus aird na tíre dírithe orthu cé nach caint dhearfach a bhí le clos i gcónaí ina dtaobh.Bhí plean cosanta acu a chuaigh thar fóir dar le lucht leanta peile i gcoitinne agus níor thaitin a dtaispeántais pheile leis an bpobal cé is moite dá lucht leanta dílis féin. Ba ghnách leis an bhfoireann béim chomh mór sin a chur ar chosaint go mbíodh ceathrar déag den fhoireann laistiar de lár na páirce ar uairibh ach ar an taobh eile bhí ‘Plean Jim’ ag obair agus bhí dul chun cinn á dhéanamh acu.Is beag a bhí idir iad agus Áth Cliath i gcluiche leathcheannais na hÉireann agus bhíodar imithe i dtaithí ar cháineadh faoi bheith ag truailliú thraidisiún na peile.Ní mór a rá áfach nárbh iad an t-aon fhoireann iad a bhí claonta i dtreo béim a leagadh ar chosaint agus ó thaobh thodhchaí na peile tá síol galair mharfaigh ann. Bhí go maith agus ní raibh go holc agus i ngan fhios do mhórán daoine, bhí scéim ag fear ó Fhear Manach leabhar a chur ar fáil i dtreo dheireadh na bliana ina mbeadh cuntas ar pheil na bliana.Bhí cur chuige suimiúil réabhlóideach ag an údar, Niall Bogue, agus tá moladh tuillte aige dá bharr.Chuaigh sé chun cainte go luath le himreoirí agus níorbh fhada go raibh duine ó gach aon fhoireann sinsir i gCúige Uladh aimsithe aige a bhí toilteanach cuntas a thabhairt ar ‘a mbliain pheile féin’ tráth go mbeadh deireadh leis na comórtais.Caoimhín Ó Casaide a dhein an mhonatóireacht ar bhliain Dhún na nGall agus is ar éigean go raibh sé siúd ag súil leis an gclampar a tharla go gairid tar éis do leabhar Niall teacht ar an margadh le déanaí.Níor cuireadh bainisteoir na foirne ar an eolas roimh ré go raibh Caoimhín ag coinneáil súil ar imeachtaí na bliana.Níor aontaigh sé leis an mbeartas ach im’ thuairimse chuaigh sé thar fóir maidir lena chinneadh Caoimhín a dhíbirt ó phainéal an chontae agus bac a chur ar imreoirí eile freastal ar sheoladh an leabhair. Is amaitéaraigh iad na himreoirí uilig agus tá buntáiste ar leith ag a leithéidí ar imreoirí gairmiúla sa mhéid go bhfuil saoirse acu a machnamh féin a dhéanamh ar go leor ceisteanna.Maidir le Caoimhín Ó Casaide, bhí aithne air le fada mar shárpheileadóir, mar dhuine a chuir a chroí go hiomlán san imirt, mar dhuine le haigne neamhspleách fiú má bhí sé béalscaoilteach anois agus arís.Rugadh in Albain é agus chaith sé seal de bhlianta ann sular fhill an chlann ar Thír Chonaill. Níorbh fhada go raibh an garsún ina chainteoir líofa Gaeilge agus sásta agus bródúil í d’úsáid Domhnach agus Dálach in aon ionad ar domhan. Ghabh sé leis an bpeil Ghaelach freisin agus bhain ardchumas amach agus níorbh aon iontas é nuair a bronnadh gradam All-Star air i mbliana dá bharr.An bhfuil Cothrom na Féinne, an tréith sin dár ndúchas go bhfuil ardghean againn air fachta ag Caoimhín? Ní dóigh liom go bhfuil agus nach bocht an scéal é go bhfuil sé fógartha aige go bhfuil deireadh aige le peil a imirt leis an gcontae.Nach mithid anois dos na húdaráis chuí i nDún na nGall agus i bPáirc An Chrócaigh a machnamh a dhéanamh agus réiteach cóir d’fháil ar fhadhb nach bhfuil ann dáiríre ach malairt tuairime faoi chúrsaí spóirt.Is colúnaí é Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh le Foinse agus tá a ailt le fáil in Foinse gach Céadaoin, saor in aisce leis an Irish Independent.CLAMPAR FAOI Ó CASAIDE – LE MICHEÁL Ó MUIRCHEARTAIGH 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)Tags:CLAMPAR FAOI Ó CASAIDE – LE MICHEÁL Ó MUIRCHEARTAIGHlast_img read more

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GAA AND SOCCER HEROES TO FEATURE AT OPTIMAL FITNESS KIDS SUMMER CAMP

first_imgLOCAL gym Optimal Fitness are planning a summer kids camp with a difference – and some stardust!Michael Black says his activity camp in Letterkenny will be loads of fun.“We had a lot of requests to run a fun activity camp and we have organise a week of great activities from Monday July 22,” he said. “It is open to boys and girls 8-12 years of age. Activities include Fitness fun, football, Tri-fitness and Gaelic,” said Michael.During the camp, special visitors will be popping in to say ‘hello’ – including members of the Donegal Senior football team, and players from Finn Harps. GAA AND SOCCER HEROES TO FEATURE AT OPTIMAL FITNESS KIDS SUMMER CAMP was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 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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DONEGAL GETS READY TO ‘ROCK’ IT OUT

first_imgPhoto 1 caption: The rediscovered rock art panel at Maghernaul, Isle of Doagh with Trawbreaga Bay in the background.If rock is your thing then the Donegal County Museum is the place to be on March 18th.An illustrated presentation on the prehistoric rock art provenance will be given by Carol Dempsey, Heritage Research Assistant, County Donegal Heritage Office, at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. “Rock art is one of the earliest forms of artistic expression and a global phenomenon that has fascinated both scholars and the public alike for centuries” said Carol.In Ireland, rock art sites are considered to be rare monument types found widely dispersed throughout the country.Major concentrations are known in County Kerry, in both the Dingle and Iveragh peninsulas, across County Louth and into County Monaghan, and in northern Donegal (especially the Inishowen peninsula). Surveys conducted by Brain Lacey (1983), Maarten van Hoek (1987-88), Mabel Colhoun (1995) and Blaze O’Connor (2006) have recorded approximately 160 rock art panels in County Donegal with only a small number of scattered panels located outside the Inishowen Peninsula.The rock art, which is between 5,000 and 4,000 years old, is mostly found on schist outcrops and the decoration is usually defined by cup-like features or complex patterns of cups, rings and grooves commonly known as ‘Cup and Ring’ rock art or ‘Atlantic Rock Art’. The illustrated presentation will consider the distribution of rock art panels in Donegal and the classification of the various rock art motifs.The possible meaning behind the Donegal rock art panels and how they relate to the natural landscape will also be discussed as well as their preservation and how best to manage these fascinating carved stones.“The recent rediscovery of rock art at Maghernaul on the Isle of Doagh has reignited people’s interest in the subject” explained Ms. Dempsey who recently graduated from University College Cork with an M.Phil. in Archaeology.“It is important that people know these rock carvings exist and although the rocks are permanent, the rock art itself will not last forever. It is vital the people know how best to care and conserve these rare sites.”Rock art sites are typically found on private land and are protected under the National Monuments Acts (1930 – 2004). Permission from the National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht must be obtained before works are carried out on or near these particular sites. More information relating to the location and protection of our archaeological monuments can be found at www.archaeology.ie.Photo 1 caption: The rediscovered rock art panel at Maghernaul, Isle of Doagh with Trawbreaga Bay in the background. DONEGAL GETS READY TO ‘ROCK’ IT OUT was last modified: March 5th, 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:County Museumdonegalrock artlast_img read more

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Majella admits she’s nervous but has no plans for a full-time TV career

first_imgMajella O’Donnell has admitted that she is “nervous” about her debut television presenting gig on TV3 tonight.But Majella said she has no plans to give up her ‘home’ time and become a full-time presenter.The wife of crooner Daniel O’Donnell will take the hot seat on The Six O’Clock Show this week alongside Ray Foley. The pair are standing in for regular presenters Martin King and Muireann O’Connell.However, the down-to-earth star insists she won’t stress.Majella explained: “I am nervous, but I never worry about these things.“I’ll give it my best shot, if it’s terrible, it’s terrible.” The 57-year-old is already a familiar face on television thanks to her hit show with her hubby Daniel And Majella’s B&B Road Trip — with a new series airing next month.But the gran-of-two claims she has no big ambitions for a presenting career, adding: “I’m very keen to keep my time free.“I like to do my own thing at home.”Majella admits she’s nervous but has no plans for a full-time TV career was last modified: April 9th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMajella O’SullivanTV3last_img read more

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Sharks’ Erik Karlsson reacts to his suspension

first_imgSAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson will be watching the Sharks next two games from the press box.The Sharks defenseman received a two-game suspension Sunday from the NHL Department of Player Safety for delivering an illegal hit to the head of Los Angeles Kings forward Austin Wagner in Saturday’s matinee at SAP Center.Karlsson, who received a hearing with the department Sunday morning, was surprised by the suspension.“I’m not going to lie. I was very surprised,” Karlsson said. “I can’t really go into …last_img read more

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