Cummings Dedicates Mineral Water Factory in Gbarpolu County

first_imgMr. Cummings swarmed by supporters and well-wishers cuts the ribbon to water factory.Alexander B. Cummings, standard bearer of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) on April 24, 2019, dedicated the Friends of Naatehn (FON) pure mineral water factory in Gbarma Statutory District, Gbarpolu County, Western Liberia.The water factory was constructed by Senator Daniel F. Naatehn of Gbarpolu, who declared his intention to contest the ANC chairmanship during the upcoming convention scheduled for Ganta, Nimba County on May 3-4, 2019.It will be managed by a committee the community has set up to control proceeds from the sale, but the money will be used to keep the facility functional whenever there was mechanical fault.At the dedicatory ceremony, Mr. Cummings informed the gathering that after a careful review process, the ANC discovered that Naatehn is a man who always wants to do things the right way, mostly in the interest of the “common people.”In reference to the recent impeachment former Associate Justice of he Supreme Court, Kabineh Mohammed Ja’neh, Cummings described Naatehn as someone who always stood his ground to prove to the Liberian people that he is not one of those “belly-driven” senators, who disrespected the Constitution for “brown envelops.”Mr. Cummings promised to unseat those senators, who he said disrespected the constitution by not not listening to the voices of the Liberian people, but went ahead and impeached former Justice Ja’neh to satisfy their personal egos.He said the water factory constructed by Senator Naatehn is just an example of what the ANC will do in every village across the country, including the provision of quality healthcare delivery.According to Cummings, “the ANC is working with people like Sen. Naatehn in every part of the country to ensure that the children go to quality schools; have access to good health facilities and safe drinking water.”For Sen. Naatehn, the water project was not part of his campaign promises. However, after living with the people thus far, “I discovered that getting safe drinking water was a serious challenge, and getting drinking water from streams was not good for the health of the locals. This is how I decided to produce safe drinking water to ease the problem and restore the people’s health.”Women group, youth, elders and students expressed gratitude to the senator for the water project, which, according to them, has alleviated the difficulties faced in sourcing safe and healthy drinking water.“By this gesture, we are now convinced that currently, Cummings is the only alternative that will restore the country’s lost health facilities, education, empowerment and development of every single Liberian,” the locals said through their respective speakers.“Mr. Cummings is not the president for Liberia, but he is working more than the President that we elected to seek our interest,” Chief John Bunday, Speaker of the county traditional council said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police nab 2 with illegal gun, ammo

first_imgTwo persons are now in Police custody following the discovery of an unlicensed shotgun and two live cartridges in Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni).The gun and ammo that were found at Melongy Landing, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni)Reports received are that Police ranks, acting on information, went to a popular shop at Melongy Landing, Cuyuni River, on Sunday where they conducted a search.During the search, the shotgun and ammunition were found. Two men were arrested and are assisting with investigations.This find comes a few days after Police in G Division found two shotgun locks, four shotgun chokes, one shotgun pistol grip, one mini mag light, one shotgun choke spanner, and a number of shotgun pellets buried on a farm at Adventure, Essequibo Coast.Two pairs of socks, two hand guards, and two knee guards were also found at the location. No arrests were made.last_img read more

Boys’ basketball: Gay delivers in Poly win

first_imgOnce the opening whistle sounded Friday night, everyone in attendance at Poly High of Sun Valley sat a little more upright in their seats and moved to the edge of the bleachers in anticipation of one of DJ Gay’s signature moves. It didn’t take long for the 6-foot senior point guard to deliver a memorable highlight, one that figures to linger in the minds of every North Hollywood player for quite sometime. The victory was particularly satisfying for Poly (20-5, 9-1), ranked No. 7 by the Daily News, considering the Huskies (17-11, 7-3) were the only team to defeat the Parrots in league this season, by five points in late January. “We wanted to prove a point tonight because we thought they disrespected us after the last game,” Gay said. “We came out focused. There was no way I was going to let us lose this game.” Gonzalez finished with 11 points, Guerra had a pair of 3-pointers and Santiago Moreno added five points and 10 rebounds. Jordin Carroll finished with 12points for North Hollywood and teammate Jesse Zarate was held to six points. sean.ceglinsky@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “DJ is a player, what more can you say?” North Hollywood coach Rob Bloom said. That was apparent from the outset. Gay scored the first nine points of the game, 11 in the first quarter and had 19 points by the end of the second quarter as Poly took a 37-15 lead at the half. Gay, bound for San Diego State, finished with 25 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. “DJ got off tonight,” Poly coach Brad Katz said. “That’s what he does.” With a comfortable lead, Gay changed roles and became a facilitator, keeping everyone involved. He dished assists to Mauricio Gonzalez, Justin Cubias and Andy Guerra to extend the advantage to 26 points. center_img Gay dribbled the ball in between his legs several times from the top of the key, crossed over to his right and drained a fadeaway 3-pointer over the outstretched arms of two Huskies defenders just before the shot clock expired. The basket gave the Parrots a 22-point lead early in the second quarter, electrified the packed crowd in the tiny gym and provided plenty of momentum en route to a 65-47 victory, which clinched the program’s third consecutive Sunset Six League title. last_img read more

Man United target trophies as revenue hits record high

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United have posted revenues of more than half a billion pounds for the third consecutive financial year © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 25 – Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward underlined the club’s hunger for silverware on Tuesday after announcing record-breaking revenues.United, under manager Jose Mourinho, are seventh in the Premier League after a disappointing start to the season, eight points behind leaders Liverpool and six behind reigning champions Manchester City. The club have not won the Premier League since 2013, under former boss Alex Ferguson.United, who have been top of the Deloitte Football Money League for two successive years, brought in Sh78.3bn ($776 million) in the year ending June 30 2018 — a rise of just 1.5 per cent on the previous year.But the expectation is for revenue to rise to between Sh81.7bn (£615 million) and Sh83.7bn (£630 million) over the coming financial year.“Everyone at the club is working tirelessly to add to Manchester United’s 66 and Jose’s 25 trophies,” Woodward said. “That is what our passionate fans and our history demands.“We are committed to our philosophy of blending top academy graduates with world-class players and are proud that, once again, last season we had more academy graduate minutes on the pitch than any other Premier League club.“Our increased revenue expectation for the year demonstrates our continued strong long-term financial performance which underpins everything we do and allows us to compete for top talent in an increasingly competitive transfer market.”Manchester City earlier this month posted record revenues of Sh66.5bn (£500.5 million) following their record-breaking season.United’s annual accounts reveal that the Old Trafford giants paid employees Sh39.3bn (£295.9 million) in fiscal 2018 — a hike of Sh4.3bn (£32.4) million over the previous year.The club said the increase was “primarily due to player salary uplifts related to participation in the UEFA Champions League” but Alexis Sanchez’s January arrival will also have made an impact.United saw operating profits drop by 45.4 per cent to Sh5.9bn (£44.1 million). That was largely due to the United States’ federal corporate income tax rate being reduced from 35 per cent to 21 per cent.Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were Sh23.5bn (£177.1 million), down from Sh26.6bn (£199.8 million) the previous year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DUNGLOE AND ST FRANCIS BOXING CLUBS PUT ON SENSATIONAL SHOW OF CLASS AND CRAFT

first_imgBOXING: After a 5 year gap, Dungloe Boxing Club hosted a successful show in the Community Centre in Maghery on Sunday afternoon.There were 19 bouts on the packed card, and the huge crowd (200+) that turned out to support the local boxers was not disappointed. All of the contests were evenly matched and hard fought. This was reflected in the fact that 9 of the 15 decision bouts ended as split decisions.Credit to the main matchmakers: Jim McCole and Ken Moore.St Francis, (the club of former WBO Middleweight champion Andy Lee) made the long trip up from Limerick.The remainder of the card was filled with boxers from other local clubs –  Maydown Olympic (Derry), Letterkenny, Raphoe, Convoy, Bundoran, Dunree & Dunfanaghy. The officials who made the trip down ensured a safe & well run event and the coaches & cornermen brought the best out in their boxers.The club would also like to thanks all those who helped run the show and the photographers who captured the action, and all the local businesses that generously sponsored the show.Pictures above by Mary Rodgers.DUNGLOE AND ST FRANCIS BOXING CLUBS PUT ON SENSATIONAL SHOW OF CLASS AND CRAFT was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 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:boxingdungloeSportSt Francislast_img read more

MICHAEL BLOWS THE WHISTLE ON OAKFIELD’S 24 HOUR RELAY FOR LIFE TRAIN MARATHON

first_imgSir Gerry Robinson welcomes former traindriver Michael Gallen to Oakfield ParkOne of Donegal’s last surviving train drivers was given the chance to get behind the controls again – to celebrate his 90th birthday.Letterkenny man Michael Gallen’s family wanted to do something special to celebrate his milestone birthday.But with the railway having closed more than 50 years ago, Michael’s family knew it was impossible to get him behind the controls of the old Strabane to Letterkenny train which he drove for a decade until 1959. Or was it?Michael gets behind the controls for the first time in more than 50 years.Michael’s family knew Sir Gerry Robinson was planning to run a 24 hour train marathon around his Oakfield estate in aid of the Relay for Life which started last night at 6pm.And having heard of Michael’s service to the railway, nothing would do Sir Gerry and his wife Heather than to invite Michael along as their special guest.Michael, who retired in 1988 from CIE, was overcome with emotion last night as he thanked his family and Sir Gerry for arranging the trip down memory lane. “The smell of the steam and the smoke brings it all back. It’s just wonderful.“I didn’t think I would ever do anything like this again in my life.“It’s a lot different than the rail carriage that I drove but it’s such a lovely gesture and brings so many memories back to me,” said a very youthful-looking Michael.The father of eleven and grandfather of 17 even brought his original train-driver’s cap with his for old time’s sake as he was given the chance to drive the train around the estate.Sir Gerry Robinson said it was wonderful to have someone with such a strong connection to the original railway line at the event. “It’s such a great occasion and to have Michael and his family here makes it just perfect.“Michael is a gentleman and we spoke about the old railway and he has a wonderful memory and is in such good health for his years. We were honoured to meet him,” said Sir Gerry.The Oakfield estate owner also spoke about the reason for the 24 train marathon.The idea came from the family of the late Claire McGlynn whose husband Tony still works on the estate. Claire sadly passed away last year from cancer and they wanted to do something special to honour Claire during the Relay for Life event.And so Claire’s Bluebells was born.Sir Gerry, whose wife Heather, also battled cancer, said he was conscious that almost everyone in Donegal has been touched by the disease.“The reality is that we almost al know some who has been touched by this terrible disease.“But the reality is that many cancers are now treatable but I think we must continue to raise funds for cancer research so we can continue to treat it.“Relay for Life is a wonderful occasion and event and we are just delighted that we can play our small part.“We are looking forward to a great occasion here in Oakfield and the staff and many volunteers have made this event possible. We thank them all sincerely,” he said.As of last night, and even before the first whistle went on the first journey at 6pm, the event had managed to raise an amazing €11,000 for Relay for Life.MICHAEL BLOWS THE WHISTLE ON OAKFIELD’S 24 HOUR RELAY FOR LIFE TRAIN MARATHON was last modified: May 5th, 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:Michael GallenOakfield ParkrailwayRelay for Lifesir gerry robinsonlast_img read more

ESB STAFF FIX FAULT IN MILFORD AREA

first_imgESB says it has worked since 2am today to restore power to 76 customers in the Milford area.Power was restored at 6pm.ESB Networks said there was a major fault in the area and has apologised for any inconvenience.  ESB STAFF FIX FAULT IN MILFORD AREA was last modified: November 14th, 2013 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:ESB WORK TO FIX FAULT IN MILFORD AREAlast_img read more

FINANCE COMMITTEE HEARS OF GOVERNMENT FAILURE ON MORTGAGES – DOHERTY

first_imgPearse Doherty TD has said hearings at the Finance Committee with groups working with those in mortgage debt have shown how the government has failed miserably to tackle the mortgage crisis in a fair way.Pearse Doherty TDThe Sinn Fein Spokesman on Finance said the Finance Committee heard in an unambiguous way that those working with people in mortgage distress are being failed by the government.Groups including the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, FLAC, New Beginnings, the Phoenix Project and MABS all highlighted the inefficiencies in the Government’s approach to dealing with the banks. “Effectively, the Government has let the banks off the leash.“The Government’s initiatives in revising the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears and the deeply flawed Personal Insolvency Act were roundly criticised as favouring the banks over the borrowers.“Sinn Féin’s submission to the consultation on the revision of the Code of Conduct pointed out the proposals was unfair to borrowers and favoured the banks. Likewise our criticism of the Personal Insolvency Act has unfortunately proven to be accurate.“We showed that leaving the banks with the veto would render the Personal Insolvency Act useless to most people in mortgage distress. Today the groups who work with those in mortgage distress verified that this situation has now indeed come to pass.” The Donegal Deputy added that the meeting should dispel any doubts that the banks are still running rings around the government in this mortgage crisis.“This government has no plan and has actually aggravated the mortgage crisis through its actions. The extremely long waiting lists for Civil Legal Aid were also singled out for criticism as having a major impact on the ability of homeowners to fend off the banks and protect the Family Home“Next week the Committee will question the banks but after today’s meeting the real questions should be put to the government.” FINANCE COMMITTEE HEARS OF GOVERNMENT FAILURE ON MORTGAGES – DOHERTY was last modified: April 2nd, 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:Finance CommitteeGovernmentmortgagesPearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL – ALL-STAR KARL BRINGS ULSTER TITLE TO J.J REID MOTORS

first_imgAll-Star Karl Lacey dropped in to the All-Star garage that is J.J Reid Motors recently to show off the Anglo Celt Cup.Karl was influential for Donegal in their victory over Monaghan last month.They recaptured the Anglo Celt Cup they lost to the same opponents in 2013. J.J. Reid Motors would like to wish the team all the best ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin in Croke Park on August 31st.PICTURE SPECIAL – ALL-STAR KARL BRINGS ULSTER TITLE TO J.J REID MOTORS was last modified: August 15th, 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:FeaturesJJ Reid Motorskarl laceynewspicture specialSportlast_img read more

It’s that time of year again! Letterkenny Reunion to welcome large crowds for jam-packed week

first_imgThe countdown is on to the 2018 Letterkenny Reunion, when large crowds are expected to gather for a series of fun local events and many trips down memory lane. From Sunday August 5th through to Friday 10th, the town will be buzzing with returning emigrants renewing acquaintances with the Letterkenny of their birth and youth – and with those who stayed behind.Organising committee chairperson, Dessie Kelly said: “It gives an opportunity to those who left the town to come back and see all the changes. The Reunion is held every three years but even in that short space of time, things change. “We’re hoping for a big contingent coming back from the likes of the United States, Australia and Britain and from all the thirty-two counties.“But we also appeal to the people living in the town to come out to the various events and support the Reunion,” adds Dessie.Following the traditional mass in St Eunan’s Cathedral on the Sunday (6.30.p.m.), the opening reception will be hosted in the Mount Errigal Hotel where the Glamorous Granny and Dapper Granda will be chosen.The re-enactment of the Fair Day – a recent addition to the Reunion and one that has proved hugely popular – will run from 1.p.m. to 5.p.m. at Lower Main Street on Monday. Street entertainment, family fun, music and dance are promised and craft stalls will add to the occasion. All that is required to make it truly memorable is a kind weather forecast.Whatever the weather the Delta Boys will be performing in the Orchard Inn on Monday night (11.p.m. to late) – a jazz session that should bring the day to a foot tapping end.And much more entertainment is lined up for Tuesday when culture takes centre stage at the Regional Cultural Centre from 2.p.m. to 5.p.m.Here there’ll be music, song and comedy, in an impressive programme while there will also be an exhibition of art works to catch the eye.And what’s on the bill for Tuesday night? A quiz night at the St Eunan’s G.A.A. clubhouse (8.p.m. to 10.p.m.) followed by a traditional session. And what Reunion is complete without the mystery bus tour?A fleet of buses will depart from the Scoil Cholmcille National School at 11.a.m. on Wednesday and there’ll be plenty of music and craic – and that’s before they even get there!Where “there” is, well, that’s all part of the mystery but suffice to say it’s somewhere in Donegal! Click here for ticket information: www.facebook.com/Letterkenny-Reunion…The buses will arrive back at various times during late Wednesday and the small hours of Thursday – with plenty of time before for a special walking tour, without the walking! Local historian, Kieran Kelly, is conducting a virtual walking tour of the town in Dillons Hotel. Commencing at 12 noon, it’s a two hour “walk” – without the effort or the tiredness!There is, however, a short walk, afterwards, to McGinley’s bar for music from Ted and Pat (3.p.m. to 5.p.m.) and the day will round off with a supper dance and Irish and Country night in the Radisson Hotel with music being provided by Country Sensations (8.p.m. to 11.p.m.).Before that there is the ever popular skittles competition at, where else, Skittles Alley starting at 7.p.m.Friday should bring a crowd along to Blake’s Bar where Converse and High Heels will be providing the entertainment (3.p.m.-5.p;m.) while Leckview Park will be the next port of call for the four team mini-tournament that always ensures a pitch full of entertainment.And on Friday night, the curtain comes down on the 2018 Letterkenny Reunion with the closing dance in the Station House Hotel.Music will be by the Honky Tonk Heroes – and by the end, the talk will turn to 2021!For more information and updates, visit the Letterkenny Reunion Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/Letterkenny-Reunion-163922350975299/It’s that time of year again! Letterkenny Reunion to welcome large crowds for jam-packed week was last modified: July 30th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:CommunityeventsHeritageLetterkenny ReunionThings to dolast_img read more