Nyonblee Cares Foundation Making Headway in Bassa

first_imgThe Nyonblee Cares Foundation, a non-political but purely humanitarian organization, is said to be making headway in Grand Bassa County as it has embarked on a project called “Stop the Spread of Ebola”.Speaking to the Daily Observer in Grand Bassa County, the project coordinator of “Stop the Spread of Ebola,” Abba G. Karnga, Jr., disclosed that the foundation helps vulnerable people, promotes education youth activities and gives scholarships to needy students at all levels in private schools.Mr. Karnga said the foundation focuses on adult literacy in Buchanan, and social activities in all levels of schools, without discrimination.  It also promotes a fear-reduction campaign and case identification.He pointed out that the foundation has currently joined other organizations to fight against the spread of Ebola. In this vein, the foundation has been donating Ebola preventive materials, food, sacks of water, and other supplements to affected communities and families including.  It also engages in counseling.The foundation continues to set up hand washing points in various overcrowded communities in Buchanan and its environs, said Mr. KarngaHe names the communities where the hand washing points are as Open Bible, Korduah, Dirt Hole, Biafra, Sawmill, Jerko Town, Central and Upper Buchanan, Gorzohn and the Liberian government hospital. He advised the recipients to make maximum use of the items in order to help curtail the spread of Ebola.  Some of the items also reach various quarantine centers to support inmates during the 21-day observation so they can survive.He urged other humanitarian organizations and good will personalities to help fight the deadly Ebola virus and stop politicizing the situation as people are dying.The recipients separately commended the Nyonblee Cares Foundation for the gestures and prayed that other humanitarian organizations and good will persons would emulate the good examples of the foundation to assist the affected people and communities so that the deadly Ebola virus will be eradicated from Liberian.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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Anna Regina Municipality Pound back in operation

first_imgAfter being out of operation for a long period, the Anna Regina Municipality Pound is back in operation.This was revealed by the town’s Mayor, Rajendra Prabhulall during its statutory meeting on Thursday.Residents, especially drivers within the township, had been complaining of the many stray animals roaming the roadways, especially at nights and causing many accidents which were not reported owing to the unclear ownership of the animals.The Mayor said that as a result of the non-functioning of the Pound, the stray animals became a threat to road users, but with it back in full operation, the issue would be addressed.The newly-elected Mayor pledged to look at all avenues of development within the township. He called on Councillors to be friendly with their constituency, to work closely with the residents, especially the business people, and, most importantly, to make time to go out and listen to the many problems that residents face and deal with them in a holistic manner.last_img read more

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Late rally sparks Apaches

first_imgYet, the 2006 Pacific League champions (2-0) showed some early resilience, scoring two runs in the seventh inning to tie the game and one in the eighth to win, defeating Glendora, 3-2. “Wow, you couldn’t have asked for a better finish,” Arcadia coach Ed Andersen said. “Our offense came to life right at the end.” Even though Glendora right fielder Shawn Miller made a spectacular diving catch, she was in no position to throw out a hustling Barchan. “I just wanted to get a hit and win this game,” Dipane said. “I know some of the girls over there from travel ball. This game was about bragging rights.” Dipane’s delivery also validated another great performance from Rodriguez, who struck out 11. Arcadia’s improbable comeback started in the seventh, partly because of poor fielding by Glendora (1-4). Waldusky (0-2) committed two fielding errors in the inning, the second of which allowed Arcadia to score its first run. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A combination of timely hitting and clutch pitching was the difference. Both teams started extra innings under the international tie-breaker rule, which puts the last out of the previous inning at second base at the start of the new inning. While Arcadia starter Jenna Rodriguez (2-0) fanned two batters and induced a flyout to escape a no-out, runners-on-the-corners jam in the top of the eighth, Glendora starter Dana Waldusky (0-2) was not as fortunate. The Apaches led off the bottom half of the eighth with a Shelby Gibbs bunt, which moved base runner Morgan Barchan to third. Melissa Dipane then drove Waldusky’s first pitch into the right-center field gap. center_img • Photo Gallery: 03/07: Glendora vs. Arcadia girls softball SAN DIMAS- Dominated through six innings, the Arcadia High softball team appeared headed toward defeat in Wednesday afternoon’s second round of the San Dimas Tournament. last_img read more

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PERFUME GANG STRIKES CHEMISTS ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgA perfume gang have struck Co Donegal stealing more than €3,000 worth of fragrances.The gang has stolen €3,000 of perfumes from Donegal chemists.The organised gang of three women swooped at a number of chemists in recent days.The gang, who are known to Gardai, operate across the country. They arrived in Letterkenny last week and carried out a number of raids on local pharamacies.Garda Crime Prevention officer Sgt Paul Wallace told Donegal Daily that local shops must be vigilant.“This gang operate across the country. They were in and out before we even knew it.“We estimate that more than €3,000 of perfumes was taken in a number of incidents. They simply shoplifted the perfumes and moved on. “These gangs are simply building up their own cash reserves for Christmas.“Shopkeepers need to protect their premises and their goods. Staff need to be vigilant and valuable goods need to be placed close to tills,” he said.Sgt Wallace revealed that as the Christmas countdown continues, shoppers are being directly targeted.He revealed that the number of cars being broken into is on the increase across the county.“Break-ins to cars are up and people should not leave valuables in cars. “Thieves are watching people shopping and leaving goods in cars,” he revealed.The well-known Garda also revealed that mobile phones are a huge attraction for thieves in the run-up to Christmas.“The average smartphone is worth €350. You would not leave €350 down in a bar or in a shop. So why put down a phone and leave it unattended.“We are asking people to be vigilant around their phones as there are gangs specifcally targeting phones. “Recently a gang was caught in Co Wexford ready to ship out €500,000 of stolen phones to Spain for sale,” he revealed.The following is some crime prevention information from Sgt Wallace to coincide with Crime Preevntion Week.Local Activity.Divisional Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul Wallace will host information stands at main shopping areas in the County during this week where he will be available to give advice regarding security.Sergeant Wallace stated ‘The criminal can be deterred by taking simple steps which will delay, deter and defeat the criminal and will be available to give advice to the public, I will be present in Letterkenny,Ballybofey,Buncrana and Donegal Town at shopping centres during this week to meet the public and give advice’.The focus of the National Crime prevention Day of Action is in the following areas.1. Theft from shops.• 20, 176 theft from shop offences recorded nationally in the 12 month period ending September 2013, representing a increase of (8%). (Source CSO – Publication). (Divisional breakdown of recorded crime statistics available at http://cso.ie/shorturl.aspx/158.• Research has shown that 2% – 3% loss of sales to shoplifting can amount to loss of 25% in profits.• There is a noticeable spike in theft from shop incidents around peak Christmas retail period.• There is no ‘typical’ profile of shoplifter to look out for; offenders come from all walks of life. Be vigilant for suspicious activity.• Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are busiest days of week for theft from shops.• Thefts peak between 2pm and 6pm, with 48% of all thefts from shops occurring in this four hour period.2. Personal Safety / Out and About.• Avoid travelling alone, where possible. Go with family, friends or neighbours.• If travelling by car, keep all doors locked. Be alert when parking and getting in/out of your vehicle.• On public transport sit as close to the driver or exit as possible.• Keep cash to the minimum. Carry only credit/debit cards that you need.• Keep wallets and purses out of sight; hand or shoulder bags should be kept close to the body and not dangling by the straps.3. Mobile phone theft:Facts about mobile phones:As of end of April 2013, 1,521 phones had been stolen in theft from person and robbery from the person incidents.They are particularly targeted late at night and at weekends when people are out socialising and not paying attention to their belongings e.g. they are taken from handbags that are left on the floor or from the counter at a bar.There have been incidents where phones are snatched from people’s hands while they are talking on them out on the street.Smart phones such as the iPhone are particularly sought after as they are so valuable. Stolen mobile phones have an average recorded value of €360 per handset.4. Residential Burglaries / Facts about burglaries:• 26, 211 burglary and related offences recorded nationally in the 12 month period ending September 2013, representing a decrease of (-8.9%). (Source CSO)• Burglars are less likely to enter a house with two or more security devices.• Based on trends from previous years, burglary levels spike in October, peak in November and remain relatively high in December and January.• The 3 main entry points into houses are rear window, front door and rear door.• 27% of all burglaries occur through the front door.• In Rural areas rear windows are used more often as entry points in burglaries, while front doors are used more often in urban areas.• 30% of burglars enter via an unsecured door or window in summer months.• In winter, residential burglaries are most likely to occur between 6pm and 10 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.• Commercial burglaries are most likely to occur between Friday and Sunday from midnight to 8 am.• Jewellery, cash and laptops are most stolen items in residential burglaries. These are followed by mobile phones, car keys, televisions, cameras and game consoles.• Distraction burglary most likely to occur on weekdays than on weekends, particularly between 12 noon and 6pm.• Residential burglary remains high with noticeable increase observed in burglaries of garden sheds, outhouses and apartments.Facts about distraction burglary:• A distraction burglary is where a falsehood, trick or deception is used to gain access to a property to commit burglary.• These burglaries predominantly target older persons.• Overall numbers of older victims of crime has been decreasing in recent years.• Distraction burglary is most likely to occur on weekdays than on weekends, particularly between 12 noon and 6pm.• Some of the most common distraction methods used are in relation to water or leaks, guttering, roofing and landscapingPERFUME GANG STRIKES CHEMISTS ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: December 3rd, 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:chemistsdonegalperfumesSgt Paul Wallacelast_img read more

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Whittier finding things to build on

first_imgFriday’s season opener between Artesia and Whittier high schools was a see-saw affair, with the Pioneers scoring first, then the Cardinals catching up. It happened three times before host Artesia scored a fourth touchdown and Whittier ran out of time. Despite his team’s 28-20 loss in the season opener Friday, Whittier coach Walter Scott saw many positives in his team’s performance. “Defensively, we still have a long way to go,” Scott said. -It was a complete package for Montebello in Friday’s 49-7 rout of visiting Pioneer. “They scored almost every way possible,” Pioneer coach Ramon Juarez said. “They scored on (three times) on running plays, they threw a pass for a touchdown, they returned an interception for a score, they returned a fumble for one and they blocked a punt and recovered the ball in the end zone for one.” Oilers coach Nishil Shaw had a reason for his team’s success. “We’re much better than last year, and I think Pioneer is struggling a little bit,” Shaw said. Pioneer struggling? That’s putting it mildly. The Titans committed nine miscues — four fumbles, four pass interceptions and another on a blocked punt. The Oilers converted two of the fumbles and two of the interceptions into touchdowns. “We scored a bunch of points in a hurry,” Shaw said, referring to 14 in the first quarter and 42 by halftime. “It was satisfying because we had had no scrimmage and we didn’t know what to expect from our young players.” Juarez called the game “a living nightmare.” “We pretty much didn’t do anything right,” he said. The Titans’ problems were compounded when they lost not one but two quarterbacks. Starter Diego Saucedo, playing with a finger injury, tweaked the finger again while making a tackle and went to the sideline. Backup Randy Palacios, who also starts at strong safety, went down with a broken ankle, and linebacker Anthony Qujada, the third quarterback, finished up. “I thought our defense did OK,” Juarez said, “when you figure with that many points they probably would have had more than the 300 yards they got.” Juarez continued to be optimistic about the season. “It’s early,” he said. “We’re very disappointed in the game. The kids are pretty embarrassed by the way they played. But some of the problems can be fixed. We may make some changes in the lines. We have to make a lot of adjustments.” — Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at roger.murray@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Isaac Garcia rushed 19 times for 156 yards, and Sebastian Sabado had 85 yards on nine carries. Overall, Whittier totaled 335 rushing yards, averaging 7.13 yards per carry. Garcia also averaged 24.4 yards on five kickoff returns. The passing attack struggled a bit, with quarterback Josh Garcia completing only 3 of 12 pass attempts for 74 yards. “Our guards (Geoffery Jackson and Aaron Queen) did an excellent job blocking up front, but the offense has to keep working hard,” Scott said. “Josh did a good job leading the offense, but we have to throw the ball more consistently.” Defensively, linebacker Jake Rodriguez led the way with eight tackles, seven of them solos. Josh Landeros and Bobby Guerra each had six tackles, including five solos. center_img “It was back and forth the whole game,” Scott said. “We had three other opportunities to score, but we couldn’t cash them in. We moved the ball up and down the field, and for a first game, I thought our kids played very well.” Scott had expressed concern before the season began about the Cardinals’ running game, but Friday’s performance may have erased any concern in that area. last_img read more

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ST. EUNAN’S COLLEGE GIVES ITS DONEGAL HEROES A GREAT SEND OFF

first_imgStudent from St.Eunan’s College show their support for Minor players from St.Eunan’s College: Conor Morrison, Michael Miller, Cormac Callaghan, Connall O’Boyle andDavid Tyrell and their Maths teacher and Donegal Senior, Colm Anthony McFadden.Minor players from St.Eunan’s College: Conor Morrison, Michael Miller, Cormac Callaghan, Connall O’Boyle and David Tyrell with Honours Maths teacher and Donegal Senior, Colm Anthony McFadden.Staff and students from St.Eunan’s College have come out in force to support their fellow pupils and Maths teacher ahead of Sunday’s crucial double header with Dublin at Croke Park.Minor stars and St.Eunan’s pupils Conor Morrison, Michael Miller, Cormac Callaghan, Connall O’Boyle and David Tyrell are first up to face the Dubs in their MFC semi-final at 1.30pm.Then their Maths teacher Colm McFadden will look to shoot Donegal into their second All-Ireland final in three years. Staff and fellow students came out in support of the players by proudly wearing their Donegal colours at school today.It’s the first time in Donegal’s illustrious history were both the Minors and Seniors play in All-Ireland semi-finals on the same day.Sunday promises to be an historic occasion and Donegal fans are praying for a double win over Dublin.Principal Chris Darby told Donegal Daily, “It’s a wonderful achievement for the school to have so many representatives involved on what is an historic day for Donegal GAA. “We just want to wish all the players involved all the very best, and hopefully both sides can overcome Dublin and book their place in the All-Ireland final. ST. EUNAN’S COLLEGE GIVES ITS DONEGAL HEROES A GREAT SEND OFF was last modified: August 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Colm McFaddendonegalnewsSportSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

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JASON REACHES THE SUMMIT AS HE ARRIVES HOME SAFELY TO HIS FAMILY

first_imgJason with wife Sharon and family after he touched down at Dublin airport today.Jason Black may not have reached the top of K2 but he has reached his own personal summit – to return safely to his family.The Donegal mountaineer returned to Ireland today and was met by his loving wife Sharon and family.Jason said “I’ve kept my promise – I’ve reached my true summit. It’s now family time .. Huge thank you to everyone for the incredible words of kindness.” Jason was forced to abandon his goal to conquer the huge mountain after all his gear was lost following an avalanche at Camp 4.He has been inundated with good wishes from people across Donegal following his brave attempt.And he has not ruled out going back to give K2 another go.He left a message on social media this saying he was looking forward to seeing the lights of Letetrkenny and a Chinese meal from Tin Tai! Welcome home Jason.JASON REACHES THE SUMMIT AS HE ARRIVES HOME SAFELY TO HIS FAMILY was last modified: August 6th, 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:donegalfamilyJason BlackK2Returnlast_img read more

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Fears Malin Head may be forced to pull plug on defibrillator service

first_imgFears are growing that a vital defibrillator service in Inishowen may be forced to finish because of a lack of volunteers.The Malin Head Red Cross was formed 11 years ago to provide Defibrillator assistance to locals who needed emergency help because of the waiting times for ambulances in the area.The group recently launched two extra defibrillators in the area bring the total to four in the area. The new defibs are located at Farrens Bar, Slievebawn, and the Presbyterian Church, Lagg. However running four defibrillators has its problems and the lack of trained mature, responsible people to man the units and be available in emergency times.Malin Head has 10 trained members and are urgently require more people to step forward and train to be able to use these lifesaving devices.The group says four units in a small rural area are the envy of many larger towns but the group need help in order to maintain these life saving devices.Those who may be interested in getting defib training ad to help save this vital service are asked to contact Teresa O Hagan 0868476845. Fears Malin Head may be forced to pull plug on defibrillator service was last modified: April 17th, 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:defibrilatorHelpMalin Headvolunteerslast_img read more

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Cape Town again named favourite city in the world

first_img18 April 2016Cape Town named best city in the Telegraph Travel Awards: https://t.co/p6v1UwDL8i #lovecapetown pic.twitter.com/UxwQ1JFf0r— Cape Town Tourism (@CapeTownTourism) April 13, 2016The Telegraph’s annual travel survey, based on 75 000 responses from British and European travellers, has named Cape Town its readers’ favourite city in the world for the fourth consecutive year, pipping Venice, Italy and Vancouver to the top spot.The survey by the British newspaper is recognised as the most comprehensive and reliable travel review by British tourists.South Africa also came in third as the survey’s favourite country destination, following New Zealand and the Maldives.The survey highlighted that it was easy to understand why so many travellers, in particular young tourists, picked Cape Town as their favourite city. “The brooding Table Mountain is too recognisable; the beach resorts of Camps Bay too enticing; the history which swirls around the metropolis. too absorbing,” the paper reported.The recognition would help to create more job opportunities for locals, said Cape Town Tourism chief executive Enver Duminy, and pave the way for even more innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation within the tourism sector. “(It) also accurately reflects the variety of experiences Cape Town has to offer visitors, from unparalleled natural beauty, to delicious, intimate culinary adventures in our many restaurants.”The accolade was a triumph for the city and the country as a whole, said Garreth Bloor, the Cape Town mayoral committee member for tourism. The survey was credible because it was “done independently and is based on the readers’ choice”, he added.Cape Town Tourism recently released a series of videos highlighting the beauty, history and diversity of the city, looking particularly at the city’s neighbourhoods, including Langa, Kalk Bay, the Central Business District and Woodstock.All videos, shot in HD and featuring subtitles, can be seen on Cape Town Tourism’s YouTube page.Watch one of the videos to learn more about the Mother City:The city is one of most photographed in the world, particularly on social media such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, where it is one of the most mentioned cities worldwide. The viral, word-of-mouth effect of social networks goes a long way in promoting the South African brand to the world, building a formidable reputation among seasoned travellers and new tourists looking to find a gateway into the rest of Africa.Search for the hashtag #capetown for some great photos of the city and see what the world is saying about the beauty of South Africa.oh wow! inspiration for the rest of the week, month… year! via @thelawry pic.twitter.com/Q8pDRsQ1y4 #kaapKiekies— Cape Town (@CapeTown) March 22, 2016Lion’s Head aflame.Explore more of beautiful Cape Town on https://t.co/m2p7NVxsdE – Image by Leigh Soulink pic.twitter.com/CWEskoegJW— CapeTownMagazine.com (@CapeTownMag) April 13, 2016Good morning #CapeTownIt’s a beautiful day. Go and do stuff. #lovecapetown pic.twitter.com/dAWWNFLgSx— The Roaming Giraffe (@DiBrown5) April 9, 2016Source: News24last_img read more

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