The relative of a woman and her daughter who were reportedly hit by a vehicle assigned to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is making a passionate appeal to the government and all well meaning Liberians to intervene to get help for the victims. Mr. James Toeman, a brother of the victims, made the appeal yesterday when he walked into the McDonald Street offices of the Daily Observer in Monrovia. According to Mr. Toeman, since the incident about a year ago, the victims’ lives have become miserable because following their discharge from hospital on July 2, 2014 they have not received wheelchairs or crutches to improve their mobility. On March 20, 2014, the victims, Nora Wogbeh and daughter, Rachel Wogbeh, were reportedly knocked down by an UNMIL vehicle with license plate number 1416 near Tappita, Lower Nimba County. As a result of the accident, Mr. Toeman said Nora’s right foot was completely smashed by the UNMIL speeding vehicle, and she was later rushed to the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita. “Her damaged leg was amputated by doctors at the John F. Kennedy Hospital where she was transferred,” Mr. Toeman lamented. As for Rachel, he said, “she too was knocked down along with her mother, resulting in her right foot and two of her teeth being broken.”He is appealing to humanitarian organizations in the country to come to their aid with wheelchairs and crutches.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) recently launched its Pregnancy Prevention and Empowerment Programme in collaboration with the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) in D”Urban Backlands to help children make better choices when it comes to this decision.Director of the Agency Ann Greene told Guyana Times in an interview on Tuesday that this programme has been ongoing for the past two years; however, the Department took the project to the area after calls were made by the young people there for the initiative.A session being conducted with youths in the community (CCPA photo)During this six-week programme, which will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays until July 4, young people between the ages of 12 and 17 years old will benefit from discussions on substance abuse, risky behaviours and self-development.They will also be schooled on condom use and its benefits. The Director of the Childcare Agency noted that some young people cannot resist the urge of being sexually involved. Against this backdrop, she noted that they will be informed on how condoms can prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and pregnancy.Moreover, the youths will be involved in sessions geared at career building, which will hopefully help them to become more organized and set goals in this regard.Greene underscored the importance of this project as she reiterated that many parents are still uncomfortable with having these discussions with their children; who, out of curiosity, may try to learn more about sex on their own, which in turn ends with teenage pregnancies.This project will target 30 youths in the community. CCPA intends to have this project taken to other Regions in the country to help empower young people in making wise decisions.Most recently, the initiative was conducted in Region Nine (Upper Takutu – Upper Essequibo), according to Greene.A recent report on the practices of adolescents revealed the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the country were recorded in Regions One, Seven, and Nine, according to Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence.“Our situation is critical … some of the contributory factors are lack of access to contraceptives and comprehensive sexual education, risky sexual behaviour and early sex, and there is also another overriding factor that many times we overlook and that is the cultural differences. And that is something, that in everything we do, we must take into account, whether it is in Region One, Region Seven or in Region Nine, we will find that as we move from one tribe to the other, their cultural differences stand out,” the Minister said.As such, the India-United Nations Development Partnership Fund three-year Project can be seen as a timely intervention, since the issue of teenage pregnancy continues to be a thorn in the side of the Guyanese populace, she noted.“Our adolescent fertility rate is above average, especially among our Indigenous girls. Seventy-four out of every 1000 in Regions One, Seven and Nine between the age group of 15 to 19 years old,” Lawrence said.
John Rosenow, president of the Arbor Day Foundation, said the newly planted trees not only will help restore wildlife habitat, clean the air and protect soil and waterways, but also rebeautify national forests. Last year was the worst forest-fire season on record, with more than 9.6 million acres burned. VALENCIA – An ink cartridge company with a store in Valencia is helping replant trees lost to fire and other natural causes in the nation’s forests. Cartridge World, which refills ink and toner cartridges, is partnering with the National Arbor Day Foundation, pledging donations in conjunction with its frequent-buyer program. The goal nationwide is to plant 75,000 trees. The “Plant a Tree, Not a Cartridge” campaign is aimed at keeping discarded ink and toner cartridges out of landfills by refilling them. Starting this month, customers will receive frequent-buyer cards that once filled will pay to plant trees. Margaret Morrison of the store on Newhall Ranch Road said the goal is twofold – to educate consumers about the importance of recycling and to help reforest. Cartridge World has 500 stores nationwide, with 200 more expected to open by the end of the year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The tax collectors put up a mature performance to pick their third win of the season in eight games and head coach Ken Kenyatta hopes it will spur them to bounce back to the top.“There’s still a long way to go but we need to keep on bagging points to get back to the top. It was a tough match today but we put up some good shift which saw us win. It has given us some motivation moving forward,” head coach Ken Kenyatta said.Bill Oporia scored twice after Benson Amianda’s opener while Nairobi Stima scored a late consolation through former Tusker FC forward Stephen Owusu from the penalty spot.Ushuru FC midfielder Ekaliani Ndolo vies for the ball against Nairobi Stima’s Anthony Otieno during a National Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAmianda broke the deadlock in the 16th minute when he rose highest inside the box to thump a header past the Ushuru keeper, meeting up with Fan Ngaira’s corner.Before the goal, both teams had chances at goal, first Oporia failing to guide the ball into an empty net from a yard out after Enock Agwanda had squared the ball to him from the right in the 12th minute.Two minutes later, Stima had a chance but Owusu could not punish an error from Ushuru defender Nelson Marasowe who lost the ball cheaply. The Nairobi Stima Ghanaian forward’s attempt to stick the ball into the bottom right corner was met with a well taken save from the Ushuru keeper.After going ahead, Ushuru dictated the tempo of the game. Stima did well to try and disrupt the tempo, but they did not use the ball well when they had possession, often losing it cheaply in the final third.Ushuru FC defender Fan Ngaira vies for the ball against Nairobi Stima’s Timothy Otieno during a National Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluUshuru should have doubled the lead in the 35th minute when Oporia picked up Oscar Mbugua with a well weighted pass inside the box, but the midfielder could not beat the Stima keeper one on one.His blushes were however wiped three minutes to half time, much thanks to Stima keeper Daniel Odhiambo’s butter fingers, the shot stopper failing to hold on to a cross from Agwanda and Oporia having the simple task of nodding the ball inside an empty net.Oporia completed his brace 13 minutes after the restart with a decent finish inside the box after picking up a Patrick Macharia miscued shot to place it calmly beyond the keeper.Stima had a late consolation with 20 minutes left on the clock when Owusu scored from the spot after John Kang’ethe was brought down inside the box by Fredrick Kentile.Nairobi City Stars skipper Arthur Museve challenges for the ball against a Kibera Black Stars player during a National Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the early kick off, City Stars capitalized on a slow start to the game by Black Stars scoring two quick goals, Stephen Iganji breaking the deadlock three minutes into the game before Abdulrahman Mango doubled the tally in the 13th minute.Black Stars pulled one back in the 25th minute through Ronald Ochieng. They should have had more goals especially in the second half when City Stars sat back to defend, but poor finishing cost them.“We started badly gifting them two easy goals which we should never have and ended up paying for it. I think I am pleased with my team because most of them are young and playing at this stage for the first time. We will grow as we progress,” Black Stars coach Geoffrey Oduor said.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ushuru players celebrate the second of Billy Oporia’s goals against Nairobi Stima in a National Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on March 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24- Former Kenyan Premier League sides Ushuru FC and Nairobi City Stars stepped up their bid to return to the country’s top flight despite starting the season low with wins on Sunday in the National Super League.Ushuru were 3-1 winners over Nairobi Stima while City Stars picked up a nervy 2-1 win over Kibera Black Stars, both games staged at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi.
Now the stars swap the Etihad Stadium and Anfield grounds of their clubs for the 30 June Stadium in Cairo, and a Group C showdown likely to decide who tops the final standings.While both countries seem sure to qualify for the round of 16, topping the table would theoretically offer less formidable opponents in the first knockout stage.Here, AFP Sport previews a Group C double-header that includes an east African duel between Kenya and Tanzania, plus a Group B meeting of newcomers Burundi and Madagascar.Algeria v SenegalSenegal’s forward Keita Balde (C) celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Senegal and Tanzania at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo on June 23, 2019.While supporters, the media and publicists focus on Mahrez and Mane, Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi is less happy with that situation.“I am not in favour of highlighting individuals over teams,” said the former Manchester City midfielder. “We must put less emphasis on Riyad.”Belmadi was much happier when recalling a winning start for his team with Baghdad Bounedjah and Mahrez scoring in a routine 2-0 victory over Kenya.“Collecting maximum points from our first match meant a lot because Algeria have a history of poor starts at the Cup of Nations.”Mane returns after a suspension ruled him out of the 2-0 win over Tanzania and coach Aliou Cisse says he is happy, particularly with the half-volley goal of 20-year-old Krepin Diatta.Kenya v TanzaniaHarambee Stars players line up before their Africa Cup of Nations match against Algeria in Cairo on June 23, 2019. PHOTO/CAFTanzanian lawmakers who travelled to Egypt for the Senegal match returned home unhappy with the diet and allowances of the national squad coached by former Nigeria star Emmanuel Amunike.“It is important for our footballers to have enough food to face a team like Senegal,” said parliament speaker Job Ndugai.“Taifa Stars, the national team, is the government team. The government has to invest money in the national team,” added Juma Nkamia from the ruling party.Opposition member Pascal Haonga said: “Paying a derisory per diem is partly responsible for the loss. According to our information, they each receive $100 (88 euros) instead of 300.”Amunike had a different take on the defeat: “We lacked the experience and quality of Senegal, made a lot of mistakes and were naive.”Burundi v MadagascarNigeria’s Samuel Chukwueze is challenged by Burundi midfielder Gael BigirimanaThis battle of countries making their first appearance at the Cup of Nations has huge significance for both the Burundian Swallows and the Malagasy Barea (prized cattle).Ordinarily, it would be a dead-rubber given that Nigeria and Guinea are expected to occupy the top two positions in Group B and secure automatic qualification for the round of 16.But with four of the six third-place teams in Egypt also advancing after the tournament was expanded from 16 teams to 24, Burundi and Madagascar have it all to play for.Burundi were a well-organised outfit when losing 1-0 to a late Odion Ighalo goal for three-time champions Nigeria in Mediterranean city Alexandria.Madagascar impressed going forward but were often suspect at the back when exceeding expectations by drawing 2-2 with Guinea, who lacked star Naby Keita for most of the match.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoringCAIRO, Egypt, Jun 26 – Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane resume an English Premier League rivalry Thursday on a different stage when Algeria and Senegal clash at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Algerian winger Mahrez was part of the Manchester City team that pipped Senegalese forward Mane and his Liverpool team-mates in a thrilling title race last season.
Brighton to beat Newcastle to sign Tammy Abraham on loan? Read all about this transfer rumour below, then get up to date on the latest Brighton gossip by clicking the arrow above, right – Brighton are hoping to beat Newcastle United to the signature of Abraham, who has been given permission by Chelsea to speak with both clubs. The Telegraph report that the Blues are set to hand the striker a new long-term deal before again sending him out on loan for the season. He scored 23 goals for Bristol City in the Championship and will be eager to now test himself in the top flight. 4 Watford youngster on Chris Hughton’s radar? – Pereira, who broke into the Watford first team this season, is considering his options ahead of the summer transfer window. The London Evening Standard claim that Brighton are interested in his signature, along with West Ham and Newcastle. The winger was voted the Hornets young player of the year earlier this week and will be itching for regular senior football. 4 4 4 Bundesliga midfielder wants Brighton deal? – Hertha Berlin midfielder Genki Haraguchi has asked his representatives to discuss a deal with Brighton, as he enters the final year of his contract. The Japan midfielder started 23 league games in Germany and Hertha look as though they will cash in on him this summer. His versatility in attack will see him slot in well with Chris Hughtons side. It’s the first time in their history that Brighton are preparing for life in the Premier League.The Seagulls finished runners-up to Newcastle United in the Championship to seal automatic promotion to the top flight.Now the task is to remain in the division.Chris Hughton will need to work on his squad in the summer transfer window, but who might he be looking at signing?Scroll through the gallery above to get up to date on the latest transfer rumours on Brighton. Fraizer Campbell to join Brighton on a free transfer? – Campbells contract at Palace expires at the end of June and the striker is set to leave the club on a free transfer. The 29-year-old has struggled during his three seasons at Selhurst Park, but that hasnt deterred interest from Brighton. Sky sources understand the Seagulls are considering a move for the forward as they look to bolster their attacking options.
TERMON GIRLS WIN COUNTY U13 ‘A’ FINALHarry McGlynn, a name synonomous with ladies gaelic football in Termon and indeed in Donegal, and his daughter Lisa guided Termon’s talented u13 girls team to success last Friday evening. An evening ideal for a county final in O’Donnell park saw Termon overcome Naomh Conaill. With the U14 A title, U12 silverware in the bag and having already overcome the likes of St.Eunans and Glenfin en route to the final Termon entered the game as favourites and didn’t disappoint.From the throw-in Termon’s hunger was evident as Mya Alcorn won the ball and bolted straight up the pitch shooting just wide of the mark. Subsequently Ciara McGarvey won the kick-out to open the scoring with a point. The Glenties’ defence worked hard with Karla Doherty and Orla O’Donnell winning some good ball and working forward but Sarah Kho and Katie Mellett were impassable in the Termon defence and after Sinead McGettigan broke down a Glenties’ attack she passed to Lauren Mullen who fed full forward Aoife Kelly the ball to slot home the maroon and white sides first goal of the day, 1-1 to 0-0. Termon continued their blitz attack with Mya Alcorn adding a further 3points and Aoife Kelly another 1-1. The Glenties youngsters settled and dug deep as Natalie McDaid broke free to fire over Glenties’ first point of the day. Lauren Furey added another point and Grainne Agnew scored a fine goal. Referee Mickey Mulhern awarded a penalty to Emma Doherty and Glenties called on their captain and goalkeeper to strike from the spot. Despite taking the penalty well, hitting toward the bottom right corner of the goals Termon’s Orla Corry pulled off an amazing save, diving across the goalmouth and quickly clearing the ball. Eimeair Alcorn was fantastic in midfield for the burn road outfit as she carried the ball 50metres up the pitch, passed to cousin Mya Alcorn who split the posts once again. Amy McGettigan cut out the following Glenties kick-out and scored a magnificent goal to widen the gap before half-time, 4-6 to 1-2.Naomh Conaill began the 2nd half well but the Termon defence of Sarah Kho, Maeve Doherty and Sinead McGettigan proved too experienced and strong for the young Glenties girls and denied them any scores. However Termon notched up a further 5pts through Casey Gallagher, Sarah Kho, Aoife Kelly, Ciara McGarvey and Amy McGettigan. Naomh Conaill never gave up and Maria Bonnar continued to work hard for her team and got a goal her efforts. Unfortunate for Glenties though hopes of a comeback were dashed as Termon introduced super sub Orla McLaughlin who quickly bagged herself 3-1. Aileen Doherty and Grainne Agnew added another 2pts for Glenties but it was Termon’s Mya Alcorn who got the final say with a goal after some great play from team mate Ciara McElwaine. Final scoreline Termon 8-12 to N.Conaill 2-4.Termon’s experience had proved too much for the young promising Naomh Conaill side. Captain Mya Alcorn accepted the trophy from LGFA county secretary Siobhan Coyle. Termon will now represent Donegal in the Feile Peil na nOg 2016.Termon:Orla Corry, AmyMcGettigan(1-1), Maeve Doherty, Katie Mellet, Lauren Russell, Sarah Kho(0-1), Sinead McGettigan, Mya Alcorn(2-4), Eimeair Alcorn, Ciara McElwaine, Ciara McGarvey(0-2), Aoife Giles, Jodie McFadden, Aoife Kelly(2-2), Niamh McBride,Subs used: Casey Gallagher(0-1) for N.McBride, OrlaMcLaughlin(3-1) for Aoife Giles, Aine Gallgher for Aoife Kelly, Kelly Ellis for Katie Mellett, Ella McGlynn for Lauren Mullen, Michaela Gallagher for Ciara McGarvey, Aibhe McDaid for Amy McGettigan, Rebecca Steel for Maeve Doherty, Saerlaith Gallagher for Ciara McElwaine, Latisha McGarvey for Sinead McGettigan. Glenties: Bronagh Gallagher, Emily McDaid, Karla Doherty, Niamh Kelly, Shauna Boyle, Maria Bonnar, Orla O’Donnell, Natalie McDaid, Grainne Quinn, Aileen O’Donnell, Ciara Molloy, Grainn Agnew, Emma Doherty, Laura Furey, Niamh de Bruin.LADIES GAELIC: TERMON GIRLS WIN COUNTY U13 TITLE was last modified: October 17th, 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)
George Kittle’s 13 catches (134 yards) matched Eric Johnson’s single-game franchise record for a tight end, and Kittle (2,780 yards) surpassed Mike Ditka’s NFL record for most yards among tight ends in their first three years. So don’t go blaming Kittle for fumbling short of … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (11-3) graded in Sunday’s 29-22 home loss to the Atlanta Falcons (5-9):PASS OFFENSE: C+
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently released notice that they are delaying, for the third time, implementation of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule.During the course of reviewing the OLPP Rule, in addition to a question about the scope of the statutory authority, a material error in the record was discovered, AMS said. USDA is delaying the rule so that important questions, such as the likely costs and benefits, can be more fully assessed through the notice and comment process prior to making a final decision on the direction of the rule.The OLPP final rule amends the organic livestock and poultry production requirements by adding new provisions for livestock handling and transport for slaughter and avian living conditions; and expands and clarifies existing requirements covering livestock care and production practices and mammalian living conditions.“The USDA’s move…should be seen for what it is: a clear attempt to let industrial agriculture interests usurp the legitimacy of the organic label,” said Amalie Lipstreu, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association policy program coordinator. “This rule has been in the making for more than 10 years and has been fully vetted.”The OLPP final rule would amend production requirements for livestock and poultry under the USDA organic regulations. This rule adds new provisions for how livestock are handled during transport for slaughter as well as avian living conditions. The rule also expands and clarifies existing requirements covering livestock care and production practices and mammalian living conditions. The OLPP final rule was scheduled to become effective on March 20, 2017.Instead, last spring, AMS published a notice of proposed rulemaking asking the public what direction USDA should take with respect to the rule. In the recent AMS release, the USDA noted that more than 40,000 of the 47,000 total comments received supported implementing the rule immediately. Only one commenter suggested the rule should be delayed.“The public has high expectations for food that carries the organic label. These expectations are being met or exceeded by more than 90% of organic farmers, who also overwhelmingly support the implementation of these rules without further delay. We should not be catering to the interests of those few producers that do not believe in the values of organic agriculture,” Lipstreu said.
When we first heard about inDegree, pitched to us as a LinkedIn for graduate students, our initial response was, “Yes, but don’t graduate students already have LinkedIn?”This startup’s CEO, Alexander Miningham, responded that while many grad students do indeed see some job hunting success via the behemoth site, many others have not yet built the professional networks to find a great deal of value there. As LinkedIn grows ever larger, more of us are relying on our networks for word-of-mouth, referrals, and recommendations. Miningham’s point stands; so what does inDegree propose to offer as a substitute for a large professional network?New users of the site are placed in what Miningham called “education networks,” which allow users to find and connect with classmates or alumni – who are arguably more useful in a job-search scenario. Users can share documents and work collaboratively through the site. Job listings on the site are for advanced degree-holders only, which creates a welcome bottleneck for jobseekers.“Through research,” wrote Miningham, “we’ve found that graduate students are looking for a more dedicated site that fits their specific needs. Coupled with the services we plan to offer in 2010, we are confident that graduate students and alumni will rapidly adopt the website. inDegree is also the first website that connects these 4 user groups in one centralized location (graduate students, alumni holding graduate degrees, employers, and universities).”InDegree launched in beta in May to Florida State University business students and launched publicly August 31. Currently, all accounts and postings are free of charge for all users, including universities and companies.In early 2010, inDegree plans to roll out matching services similar to the models established by eHarmony.com and Match.com. InDegree proposes to match grad students and alumni to open positions with consideration for job types, experience required, location, salary, specializations, licenses, and other criteria. At that point, the site will charge employers and universities for matches, although job-seeking grad students will still be able to use the site and find matches free.It’s an interesting concept, and one that will require plenty of user adoption to work effectively. And we get the impression that effective pitching to universities will be one of the most important ways to increase user adoption. The interface on the site needs work; it doesn’t have a professional look and feel, and the site’s features and benefits are not compellingly highlighted. Although these aspects need work, we can see the “matching” concept working well for grad students in the future. What do you think? Grad students and alums are especially encouraged to weigh in. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start jolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…