China to Construct Capitol Building Annexes

first_imgThe Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules, Order and Administration has informed Senate plenary that construction work on the two annexes to the Capitol Building for the House of Representatives and Senate will commence on July 1.According to Lofa County Senator George Tengbeh, the Government of the People’s Republic of China will finance and construct the two annexes.Senator Tengbeh made the disclosure on Thursday when he briefed plenary. He said negotiations for the project started in November 2012, “and now we have received communication from the Ministry of Public Works that arrangements have been concluded and that the work will commence on July 1 this year.”The Lofa Lawmaker made the announcement in the Chamber of the Senate after electricity was restored to the building following a power outage in the entire Capitol Building for over five hours. With the welcomed news, Tengbeh said the normal work of both Houses will continue, but clarified that the work on the building rests with the lawmakers. “The Chinese Government is only responsible for the two annexes; this means that as of July 1, they are going to bring down the power house, and in its place construct a mini powerhouse and install two 500 KVA for the purpose of their work.”Senator Tengbeh did not say when the project will be completed, but noted that even though normal work at the Capitol Building will continue, some restrictions in movements will be put in place because of the work.Tengbeh informed his colleagues that actual work on the two annexes will start by October 31. “So we just thought to brief plenary on this latest development,” he said, adding, “the complete renovation of this building rests with the Legislature, meaning the government of Liberia.”The Unity Party Legislator did not, however, say whether the leaderships of both Houses were contemplating further negotiation for the two 500KVA generators to be turned over to the Capitol Building for their use. It can be recalled that the Senate had failed twice to convene session, either for lack of electricity or lack of quorum, or both.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NTAL Holds 65th National Convention

first_imgNTAL President Mary Mulbah Nyumah.At least 200 delegates from the 15 branches of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) have converged in Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh County, to participate in the 65th national delegates’ convention.The convention, which runs from August 12 to 15, 2018, is hosted under the theme, “Quality Education Transforms a Nation.” It is expected to be graced by the presence of the Association’s partners from the United States of America and Europe.The convention, according to its authorities, is mandatory in keeping with the NTAL’s Constitution, which requires the holding of a convention after every four-year, during which time a new corps of officers are elected to govern the affairs of the association.Delegates at the convention will review the past activities of the association, and formulate development plans for the next four years.They will also discuss membership education, recruitment, retention of new members and improve communication with its members as well as the development of membership database for the association.Other issues that will be highlighted by the delegates include the review of the dues rate, the recruitment of a full-time staff on the branch level and the quadrennial report. Delegates will also review the financial and audit report, the four-year strategic plan as well as the association’s constitution in a bid to amend some of the portions in the Constitution.Delegates will then discuss the association’s four-year budget, both at the county and national levels, and consider the amount to be paid as dues to support the programs and activities.“The ongoing construction works on the Association’s National headquarters project will also be highlighted during the convention to know the level of progress made thus far,” the release said.The delegates, according to the release, will also review the Association’s credit union loan scheme, to know how many teachers benefited from it since it was established.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man Utd aim to defy Mourinho’s doubts in League opener

first_imgInstead, the Portuguese’s mood has been further soured by seeing another fierce rival Liverpool steal a march with a £170-million ($220 million) splurge on new signings.“If we don’t make our team better it will be a difficult season for us,” Mourinho warned earlier this week, so far to no avail ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.After securing the signatures of Brazilian international midfielder Fred and Portuguese teenage full-back Diogo Dalot early in the window, strengthening his centre-back options has been Mourinho’s priority.A man in demand: Leicester’s Harry Maguire has been a target for Manchester United after his stellar World Cup performances for England © AFP / Yuri CORTEZYet, United could end up facing one of Mourinho’s top targets in Harry Maguire at Old Trafford, with Leicester reportedly holding out for a world-record fee for a defender to land one of England’s heroes from a run to the World Cup semi-finals.Maguire and Leicester’s main goal threat, Jamie Vardy, may not start having just returned to pre-season training this week after their exertions in Russia.– United shorthanded –But United are even more shorthanded by the quick turnaround between the World Cup and the start of the new season.Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof were all praised by Mourinho for cutting short their holidays to return to training and be in the frame to play a part on Friday.Paul Pogba did not follow suit as the French World Cup winner’s frosty relationship with Mourinho has sparked interest from Barcelona.But Mourinho must finally get the best from his star midfielder and Alexis Sanchez to avoid his third season in charge turning sour as it did in his second spell at Chelsea and Real Madrid.Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December 2015 with the then-Premier League champions languishing in 16th, just one point above the relegation places.Likewise in his final campaign in the Spanish capital in 2012/13, Mourinho clashed with a number of senior players in a trophyless season.The ingredients appear to be in place for another Mourinho meltdown should United get off to a bad start and he believes even the scheduling of his side’s opening fixture has made his task even harder.“I want to say a nice word, we were unlucky to get the Friday match as we could get the Sunday,” he bemoaned at opening the campaign.“Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (to prepare) is not enough.”One of Mourinho’s most trusted lieutenants Nemanja Matic will miss the start of the season due to surgery on an abdominal injury, while Eric Bailly and Ander Herrera are also doubts after picking up knocks in United’s final pre-season friendly defeat by Bayern Munich.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho has predicted a “difficult” season for Manchester United due to a lack of signings © AFP / Christof STACHEMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 9 – Manchester United have to defy their own manager Jose Mourinho’s fears for a season of doom and gloom when they kick off the Premier League campaign against Leicester City on Friday.Mourinho has repeatedly called for more backing in the transfer market if United are to close the record 19-point gap they trailed Manchester City by last season despite finishing second in the table.last_img read more

Migne shifts attention to India tournament

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne shouts out instructions during the friendly match against Equatorial Guinea on May 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 29- Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne will turn his attention to improving the squad further at the four-nations Hero Intercontinental Cup in India, but he will do this at the backdrop of missing some of his key players due to club commitments.Gor Mahia has already said they will not release their six players for the tournament while AFC will only release two, meaning the team will miss up to eight potential first team players. “Our players are already in camp for the game against Sony Sugar on Wednesday and we don’t have official communication asking us to release our players. What is there is that I wrote to them but the letter was never replied to. We have to do everything professionally,” Gor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda told Capital Sport.Joash Onyango, Philemon Otieno and Francis Kahata were all starters in the last two friendly games against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea with Boniface Oluoch starting against Swaziland, Humphrey Mieno playing as a sub in both while Harun Shakava was unused.Harambee Stars midfielder Philemon Otieno vies for the ball with a forest of Swaziland players during a friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 25, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We have the Super Cup coming up, there are league assignments as well and we are taking all these matches seriously,” Aduda said.Meanwhile, arch rivals AFC Leopards will release only two players while the other three will return to the club. Duncan Otieno and Mike Kibwage will travel while Marvin Omondi, Whyvonne Isuza and Jaffery Owiti will return to the club.On Monday after leading the team to a 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea, the coach admitted it would be tough to play the tournament without his key players.“We have to look at what we have because I know some clubs put pressure to recover their players. Without the foreign based players and without the best local players it would be difficult to go to India,” the tactician said.Capital Sport has learnt that Migne had requested to have at least three Gor Mahia players in his travelling squad, but the club declined.In India, Stars will play against the hosts, New Zealand and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) in a round robin format, with the top two teams in the group facing off in the final.Migne hopes the tournament brings him a new opportunity to accumulate more knowledge of local based players.-Musa impressiveHarambee Stars defender Musa Mohammed tackles Equatorial Guinea’s Kata Senga Nicolas during their friendly match on May 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We are far but the behavior of the players is interesting. We need some time to be fully operational but we are on the right way. Like against Equatorial Guinea I discover Musa (Mohammed). It was difficult to discover him after two training sessions for the Swaziland game. I hope I can discover more,” the coach added.He was impressed with an improved performance against the Equatorial Guinea side who had three players who played in the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations in 2015.“It was difficult but what I like is that we kept a clean sheet. It was the main aim before the game and I like how it went. Nothing is perfect, we have a lot to do. It is always good to win bit we have to stay humble,” the coach added.Migne also hopes that he will get some good time with the whole squad including foreign based players before the team takes on Ghana in a 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifier in September.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

JOBS BOOST AS WORK STARTS ON NEW 20,000 SQ FT COLAB EXTENSION

first_imgWork has started today on a massive 20,000 sq ft extension to Letterkenny’s CoLab Building which hopes to create dozens of new start-up jobs.Work started today to double the size of Letterkenny’s CoLab building.Diggers have moved onto the site at the LYIT to start the new building which will house scores of new small businesses.The extension was delayed due to objections by local residents but An Bord Pleanala gave the green light for the project. The extension will double the size of the CoLab which boasts a number of local businesses including 3D Issue, SendMode, KeyedIn Solutions, Safetech and Donegal Daily.More than 100 people are currently employed in start-up businesses in the CoLab and management hope that will double when the extension is complete.A number of start-up businesses have already booked offices in the new building.Work starts on the new extension at the CoLab which already employs more than 100 people.The extension is part of a partnership with the North West Cross Border Region Group, the Northern Ireland Science Park and Ilex in Derry. The aim is to set up a regional Science Park campus, modeled on the highly successful development in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast which would provide a significant boost to the northwest economyMore than €80m euro has been spent developing the LYIT campus in recent years. JOBS BOOST AS WORK STARTS ON NEW 20,000 SQ FT COLAB EXTENSION was last modified: April 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CoLabdonegaljobsletterkennyLYITlast_img read more

DOWNINGS MAN CATHAL STEPS DOWN AFTER 30 YEARS WITH DONEGAL CIVIL DEFENCE

first_imgCathal and his wife Liz with the Donegal Civil Defence Officer Edel Flynn at the presentation ceremony in Ballybofey.Cathal Carr, Downings, Carrigart has just completed an illustrious 30-year career working with Donegal Civil Defence.He joined as a volunteer in September 1985 and soon became immersed in all aspects of the organisation.In 1986 he attended his first course in the then Civil Defence School, Ratra House Phoenix Park, Dublin to undergo a Teaching Methods course. In 1989 Cathal qualified as a Casualty Instructor, a natural progression for him, giving his background in nursing prior to taking up a career in teaching. Keen to put his qualification to good use and give something back to his community, he set up the Casualty Class in the Hay Hall in Carrigart, an area that still has very active members in to this day.During his career as a Casualty Instructor, Cathal also became an Examiner in this field and would travel to other counties to assist with Intermediate Examinations as they were known then.Although Cathal was a busy man both in his daily life as a Teacher, working at night time as an Instructor for Civil Defence, Cathal still found time to deliver first aid training to the Donegal County Council staff on a regular basis and became known across the county in the council circles as’ Cathal, the first aid instructor’.In 1997, Cathal received recognition for his hard work, commitment and dedication to Civil Defence by being promoted to Area Commander for the then Milford Electoral Area, a position he held until his retirement. With this appointment came responsibility. Cathal was responsible for the volunteers in his area, all the community duties / events in the area, such as the Kerrykeel Vintage Show, Donegal International Rally, Lennon Festival, the Glebe Gallery Heritage week …the list goes on. He was also responsible for ensuring that Civil Defence continued to develop in the Milford EA.As first aid progressed through the years with the advancement of technology and more modern methods of administering first aid, Cathal became very active in promoting CPR and the use of the Defibrillator and he joined the Irish Heart Foundation, also as an Instructor, in 2005.In 2008, Civil Defence nationally joined the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) and with that came a lot of changes in the area of the casualty service. First Aid moved from Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels to Cardiac First Responder (CFR), Occupational First Aid (OFA), Emergency First Responder (EFR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) qualifications.Cathal too made the change and qualified as a Casualty Instructor under the PHECC Programme and continued to deliver training in these areas until his retirement.At a recent presentation night for Cathal, which was held in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey, Edel Flynn, Civil Defence Officer told the gathering ‘that it was with regret and sadness’ that she received the phone call from Cathal informing her of his plan to retire. She said it had been a privilege to serve as his CDO in the last 14 years. A presentation was made to Cathal to mark his retirement. The members of Donegal Civil Defence wish Cathal a long and happy retirement to enjoy with his wife Liz and family.DOWNINGS MAN CATHAL STEPS DOWN AFTER 30 YEARS WITH DONEGAL CIVIL DEFENCE was last modified: November 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)Tags:CATHAL CARRCivil DefenceDowningslast_img read more

GRAVE OF ONE OF CELTIC FC’S FOUNDING FATHERS TO BE COMMEMORATED IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe original Celtic FCA special graveside commemoration will take place in Donegal to honour one of Celtic FC’s founding fathers.The ceremony will mark the grave of Joseph McGroary who was part of the committee responsible for setting up the famous Glasgow side 125 years ago.Members of Mr McGroary’s family will gather in Frosses on September 7th next for the ceremony. A celebration will follow in Mountcharles, the town where Joseph lived his final years and died in 1937.Family members from Donegal and Glasgow will be attending on the day as well as other family and Celtic supporters from throughout Scotland and Ireland.An open invitation has been extended to all Celtic supporters or indeed anyone with an interest in Scottish/Irish genealogy or sport to attend and make this a special day.GRAVE OF ONE OF CELTIC FC’S FOUNDING FATHERS TO BE COMMEMORATED IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 28th, 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:celtic fcJoseph McGroarylast_img read more

COUNCILLOR CLAIMS NOWDOC SERVICE IS TO BE DOWNGRADED

first_imgA leading Donegal county councillor says he fears there are plans to serioulsy downgrade the NowDoc services across the county.Independent Councillor John Campbell has written to the HSE demanding answers on speculation that the service is to be slashed.Cllr Campbell is concerned about the safety of patients in many areas including Mountcharles and Derrybeg should proposed plans to cut back on the service be implemented by the HSE. ‘I have received several reports from constituents who are concerned at the possibilities of severe cut backs on the Now Doc services which would raise serious safety issues for the people of South and West Donegal’ the Councillor states.‘The suggestion is that the service would cease from midnight to 9 am in the Derrybeg and Mountcharles areas leaving people needing urgent care dependant on one Doctor operating from Letterkenny,” he claimed.He says the geographical extent and rural nature of Donegal will make this impossible and impact on safety safety.He has put three questions to the Now Doc management – 1) Whether a review of NoWDoc service provision is currently taking place?2) Whether such a curtailment of service as speculated above is being given consideration in this review?3) What are the guidelines and criteria that govern the provision for patient care in relation to the NoWDoc service?Cllr Campbell has also called on the Doctors and staff currently providing the Now Doc service to make their views known to the HSE on the suggested cutbacks affecting their patients.‘I understand that the Doctors participating in the service work one night in seven’ says Campbell ‘and are supported financially by the HSE should a locum be necessary at any time. “During the years the service has been provided none of the service providers have expressed dissatisfaction. It is difficult to understand why the service is now under threat – I would ask people to make their views known to their G.Ps on this vital matter and I am confident of the support of all of my colleagues,” he said.Cllr Campbell says he will keep the public informed of any developments.EndsCOUNCILLOR CLAIMS NOWDOC SERVICE IS TO BE DOWNGRADED was last modified: September 21st, 2011 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:Cllr John CampbellHSENowDoclast_img read more

Aram I to bless church building in La Crescenta

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 On Saturday, Aram I will bless and consecrate a cross that will be hoisted to the top of a prayer room at the future prelacy headquarters, 6252 Honolulu Ave., La Crescenta. Converted from an office building, the building will have 12,000 square feet of space, including an assembly room, offices, a library and the prayer room. A fountain will memorialize victims of the Armenian genocide of 1915-23. Stone was imported from Armenia to cover the walls. Hollywood was an early destination for Armenian immigrants arriving in Southern California, and the prelacy made its headquarters there. But the Armenian community has moved in large part to the Glendale area. “Wherever our community moves, the church and the clergy should move with the community, because the shepherd should be with the flock,” Mardirossian said. The prelacy oversees eight private schools in California, nine church buildings and several congregations without their own church. LA CRESCENTA – Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian looks forward to the day next spring when the La Crescenta church headquarters for the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America opens to welcome the community. But another momentous day for the archbishop and his prelacy will come Saturday, when His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, will bless the under-construction facility as part of a Southern California visit. The church leader, who is based in Lebanon, arrives today in Los Angeles. Over the next two weeks, he will speak to students, churchgoers, officials, religious leaders and participants in a University of Southern California symposium. “The invitation is open to our faithful, and this is the message: Come and be inspired by our pontiff, who will invite us to the knowledge of light,” Mardirossian said. The Armenian church is divided into two administrations, both of which share a common theology but are based in different places. Aram I is based in Antelias, Lebanon. In June, His Holiness Karekin II, who is based in Armenia, visited Southern California and blessed a cathedral under construction in Burbank, headquarters of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, a separate entity from the prelacy. The Catholicosate of Cilicia was created after a 10th century displacement of Armenians to Cilicia, in what is now Turkey. It moved to Lebanon because of the 20th century genocide. Armenians living outside Armenia in such countries as Iran and Syria continue to be oriented to the Catholicosate of Cilicia. “Both men are beloved figures,” said Raffi Hamparian, board member of the Armenian National Committee of America. “Aram Catholicos carries with him the title of moderator of the World Council of Churches, which is an added mention of his role not only in the Armenian nation but to the Christian faith worldwide.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com IF YOU GO: On Oct. 15, His Holiness Aram I will participate in a symposium at the University of Southern California on the theme of the Christian response to violence, with an emphasis on the Armenian genocide. The symposium runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at USC’s Davidson Conference Center, in the Embassy Room. Those interested in going to the symposium should register through the prelacy at (818) 248-7737. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

$8,831

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! What do you value more: commuting on clogged freeways or seats so close to the Staples Center court that you can read Kobe’s tattoos? Angelenos have long resisted giving up their cars for public transit, citing the time loss and hassle of riding the bus. Though you sacrifice some time and convenience, hopping a bus can reap significant economic rewards. With the new Orange Line busway opening for business today, commuters who swap a car’s pink slip for a bus pass can save thousands of dollars each year. Take an average driver living in Woodland Hills near the Orange Line’s western terminus, commuting via the Red Line subway to a downtown office. If that driver is driving a 2006 Honda Accord for a 50-mile daily round trip, he’ll spend roughly $9,455 per year, figuring in gasoline, insurance, depreciation and other costs. A year’s worth of transit passes costs $624. So with that $8,831 you’d save, you could buy: 3,396 tall lattes from Starbucks. Though you can’t drink them on the bus, you’ll have enough cash to buy nine javas every day of the year. 14,967 pounds of chicken. At 59 cents per pound, that’s 7,484 whole chickens throughout the year. 1,261 dinners at In-N-Out Burger. Those craving something a little more upscale could eat at The Old Spaghetti Factory 519 times, or take 239 trips for sushi at Katsu-Ya or sup at Arnie Morton’s of Chicago 157 times. One year of tuition at the University of California, Los Angeles. With the leftover money, you can also pick up books and student health insurance. A seven-night Western Caribbean cruise to Grand Cayman, Key West and Cozumel on Disney Cruises. Two adults and two kids could get the top-of-the-line stateroom plus a veranda on the Disney Magic for a week. About 154 shares of Apple Computer Inc. If you wanted to invest your money, you could also put it into 119 shares of Amgen Inc., 25 shares of Google Inc. or three shares of Berkshire Hathway Holdings-Class B. Courtside tickets for the Lakers command a princely sum of $2,100 apiece, so if you can find ’em, four friends could rub elbows with Jack Nicholson and still have money left for hot dogs, beer and parking. And for the sentimental guy, you could buy your girlfriend a .75-carat diamond ring in a platinum setting from Tiffany & Co and make her a very happy woman with very envious friends. Methodology: Calculations assume a 50-mile round-trip commute in a 3-liter V-6, automatic transmission 2006 Honda Accord getting 23 miles per gallon; $2.85 per gallon of gasoline; $65 per month in parking; 13 cents per mile for repairs; 44 cents per mile for insurance, finance and depreciation charges.last_img read more