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LINU Regrets UP 2011 Coalition

first_imgThe Liberia National Union (LINU) said it regretted joining the governing Unity Party (UP) coalition in 2011 that led to the party winning the polls.The party executive said they are also disappointed with the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf-led administration’s failure to take Liberia from the pit of backwardness to prosperity as was highly expected of her leadership. LINU officials made the remarks at the party’s 19th anniversary held in Monrovia. LINU was one of several parties, including the Liberia Action Party (LAP) and the Liberia Unification Party (LUP) that joined the UP coalition in 2011. The government has failed to create the jobs it promised to the growing number of unemployed youths and professionals, LINU saidCorruption remains a major driver in the government, and the President is unable to show the impact of her fight against the vice, but rather gives it different names ranging from “Public enemy #1” to “Vampire,” the party stated.LINU’s political leader, Nathaniel Blamah, made the remarks at the party’s headquarters in Sinkor, Monrovia.Mr. Blamah said over 85 percent of Liberians continue to live in abject poverty, while the few minority swim in an ocean of material wealth.“There are millions of disinherited Liberians throughout this country (who) dare only to dream about a good life,” Mr. Blamah said. With a population of about 4.1 million and massive unemployment rates, ushering in a courageous and dedicated leadership remained the only beacon of hope for destitute Liberians, who felt that by the election of this administration would come a joyous daybreak to end the human suffering, Blamah pointed out.Meanwhile, in the face of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown, LINU has urged the government to be robust in strengthening the security sector at all levels.“We strongly believed that the provision of the needed logistics to the security sector will enhance performance in addition to more training and better incentives, the LINU leader said. Founded in April 1997, LINU’s first standard bearer was Dr. Harry F. Monibah, vice president to former President Samuel K. Doe. LINU participated in the elections of July 19, 1997.“Just at a time when the transition to democratic rule was nearing, LINU lost its political leader, Dr. Monibah, in a tragic motor accident in the USA,” Mr. Blamah said.During the 2005 elections, the party elected John Morlu as its standard bearer. It, however, did not participate in the 2011 elections, but instead joined the UP in a coalition thereby endorsing the re-election of President Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Grow-op busted in Grande Prairie

first_img-Grow operations may use other “props” to deflect suspicion. Some of these include: outdoor and/or indoor lights, radio and/or TV on for 24 hours, flyers left in mailbox or on the front steps, children’s toys & bikes outside without children living at the residence, realty signs posted.-The property has excessive security (guard dogs, “keep out” signs,) -Condensation forms on windows due to high humidity levels inside. This may also result in lack of snow on the roof in winter.-Skunk-like odor of growing marihuana can occasionally be detected outside.-Unusual garbage: little or no garbage or unusual items (e.g. a higher than normal volume of pots and soil, fertilizer containers, wiring, PVC piping).-Electrical equipment inside creates humming sounds.-Hydro meter is often tampered with or bypassed.Advertisement The Grande Prairie RCMP seized 137 marijuana plants in city on Thursday morning.Police got a judicially authorized search warrant to a suspicious residence. It was executed by the Grande Prairie RCMP Drug Section and the Edmonton Green Team.A 32 year old man is facing charges of production of a substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking marijuana.- Advertisement -He was arrested but shortly after was released from custody. He is now scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on September 9th of this year.Police say when harvested, 137 marijuana plants would yield approximately 15,000 grams or 60,000 joints. To consume the amount of marijuana seized would take a heavy user approximately 41 years to smoke.The RCMP says these common signs could indicate a grow-op:Advertisementcenter_img -Few people are seen coming and going from the home;-There are late night, very short and frequent visits to the residence;-Residents may only be in the home occasionally for short periods of time.-Windows covered with dark plastic or newspaper.Advertisementlast_img read more

British police probe Carragher spitting incident

first_imgSky Sports on Wednesday suspended Carragher from his job as TV pundit until the end of the season, a role reportedly worth £1 million ($1.4 million) a year.“Jamie has taken full responsibility for what has happened and we will ensure he gets the help he needs to guarantee something like this never happens again,” said a Sky Sports statement.A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: “A police investigation has been launched and the owner of the footage has been spoken to. Attempts are being made to speak to all parties involved.”Sky, which holds the bulk of British television rights to Premier League matches, hinted that Carragher could return to TV screens next season.“Before the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role,” the statement said.Carragher, 40, apologised to the family and described his behaviour as a “moment of madness”, although he said he had not seen the girl in the front of the car.“I have already said I take responsibility for what happened. It was a moment of madness and I’m going to speak to the relevant people to ensure something like this never happens again. Again apologies all round,” Carragher posted on Twitter on Wednesday.Carragher has also been backed by high-profile colleagues, including former Manchester United captain Gary Neville, who has formed a highly regarded punditry team with Carragher at Sky. “He’s massively passionate about football and he’s overstepped the mark and shouldn’t have reacted,” Neville tweeted.“I’ve been on TV for 3 years with him and this isolated incident shouldn’t stop us working together.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000British police are probing a spitting incident involving TV football pundit Jamie Carragher © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLondon, United Kingdom, Mar 14 – British police said Wednesday they were probing a spitting incident involving TV football pundit Jamie Carragher as broadcaster Sky Sports suspended the former Liverpool and England defender for the rest of the season.Carragher was filmed leaning out of the driver’s window of his Range Rover before spitting at a car containing a Manchester United fan, hitting the driver’s 14-year-old daughter in the face after some goading following Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday.last_img read more

Huge boost for Tottenham as Lloris signs new long-term contract

first_imgTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has ended fears he could leave White Hart Lane this summer by penning a new five-year contract.The France international has been heavily linked with a return to his homeland with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.But after suggesting last week he was set to stay in London, the stopper has now committed his future to the club until 2019.That will come as a huge boost to new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.“I spoke with the chairman and I know the club is as ambitious as ever,” said Lloris.“It’s very important to feel at home at a club and for my family to feel well. I enjoy a great relationship with the club and the fans. The arrival of Mauricio Pochettino is important as well. I have a good feeling with him. He is also ambitious.“Everything is clear in my head and if I’ve signed a new contract it’s because I trust the club and I’m sure we will progress in a positive way.“Last season wasn’t the season we all hoped for but we were still able to finish sixth in the league. We know where we have to improve, the club also knows and there is a feeling and a confident connection between the club and the players.” 1 Hugo Lloris last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: PAUL MURRAY CLAIMS TOP SPOT AT OTWAY

first_imgOTWAY GOLF NEWS:In ideal weather conditions, and greens slicker than normal, members played in the classic qualifier last Sunday 19th.Paul Murray claimed top spot on the day with an impressive 39 stableford points, with Patsy Gallagher one point back in second. Noel Kernan was a further point back in third, with Martin O’Reilly coming next on 36, to make up the four man team to play in the charity classic.There’ll be no room for ‘blanks’ this Sunday 26th when members compete against each other, and the course, in the Otway Cup in a stroke format. Members are reminded of the importance of paying full attention when marking a playing partners card, and also when checking his/her own card before signing, as believe it or not, people do make mistakes which can be costly 🙂GOLF NEWS: PAUL MURRAY CLAIMS TOP SPOT AT OTWAY was last modified: April 23rd, 2015 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:golfNoticesOtwaySportlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN TO STAND TRIAL FOR BORDER FILLING STATION RAIDS

first_imgA LETTERKENNY man has been sent for trial to the Circuit Court charged with robberies at two petrol stations and a takeaway food outlet.Dylan Loughlin, who is 21 and whose address was given in court as 9 Windmill View Glencar, had the book of evidence against him served on him at Letterkenny District Court.Loughlin is accused of robbery at the Top Filling Station in Killea on April 20, 2012. He is also accused of robbery at the Go Filling Station in St Johnston a week earlier on April 13, 2012.Loughlin is also facing a charge of robbery at P&Js Takeaway in Killygordon, also on April 13, 2012.Detective Garda Mick Galvin told Judge Paul Kelly that he had served the book of evidence on Loughlin at the court.Judge Kelly told Loughlin he now had 14 days to supply an alibi to the prosecution if he intended to produce one in his defence.The case was remanded for hearing to Letterkenny Circuit Court on July 15 next.He was remanded in continuing custody when he failed to provide an independent surety to the court.LETTERKENNY MAN TO STAND TRIAL FOR BORDER FILLING STATION RAIDS was last modified: June 24th, 2014 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:District CourtDylan Loughlinletterkennyrobbery chargeslast_img read more

McDonnell out at KSPN-710

first_img McDonnell, the popular L.A. sports talk show host at several stations since 1988, was on the air Friday from 11 a.m. until ESPN baseball playoff coverage began. He informed listeners of the decision on his Web site (www.1bignasty.com) Friday afternoon. “We definitely did not see this coming,” said McDonnell’s agent, Jared Levine. “All I was told by (station general manager) Bob Koontz is that they’re going in a different direction. It’s a big loss for the L.A. sports talk radio market.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In June, Koontz fired McDonnell’s longtime partner, Doug Krikorian and said they planned to try out new sidekicks to make McDonnell the cornerstone of the day’s programming. McDonnell, who did not want to comment Friday, will be paid through the end of October and can sign with another station after Nov. 6. – Tom Hoffarth center_img Joe McDonnell was informed by management at KSPN-AM (710) Friday afternoon that his contract will not be renewed and he has done his final sports-talk show at that station after five years there. KSPN will move the Steve Mason and John Ireland show into McDonnell’s 4-to-7 p.m. weekday drive spot. last_img read more

LOCALS TO MARK 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF KERRYTOWN APPARITIONS QUIETLY

first_imgToday, Saturday, is the 75th anniversary of the apparitions at Kerrytown when several members of the local Ward family reported seeing images of Our Lady and the Holy Family on a rock face near their home at Kerrytown, about two miles from Annagry.Like many other places where apparitions have been reported, Kerrytown has not been without its critics, but it has stood the test of time.Many people still come to meditate and pray at “the Rock” as it is known. Over the years visitors have come in huge numbers from near and far with a particularly strong following from Dublin and Northern Ireland. It was never formally recognised by the Church, and one former priest in the Annagry Parish was even quoted at the time as saying: “there never was a Kerrytown and their never will be a Kerrytown.”In October 2009 Bishop Philip Boyce declined to comment after 14 pilgrims claimed to have witnessed crosses in the sky and also said the statue of Our Lady on the rock face turned life-like and shed tears.The group visited the shrine at Kerrytown after Dublin spiritual healer Joe Coleman predicted Our Lady would appear on a specific date. Mr Coleman claims to have witnessed apparitions of Our Lady on a number of occasions.There is no formal event advertised to commemorate the 75th anniversary but it is expected that pilgrims from all over the country will travel to Kerrytown today, Saturday and over the weekend. One member of the family who reported the apparition in 1939 still resides in the locality. LOCALS TO MARK 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF KERRYTOWN APPARITIONS QUIETLY was last modified: January 11th, 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:AnnagryKerrytown apparitionsOur Ladylast_img read more

Safety concerns raised again around retaining walls in Letterkenny estate

first_imgDonegal County Council is in the process of assessing a Letterkenny housing estate after safety concerns were again raised.Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry McMonagle highlighted fears surrounding the retaining walls at the Carraig Craoibh estate.“The roads and paths are deteriorating, but I would be more concerned about the retaining walls,” Councillor McMonagle told a Letterkenny Municipal District meeting. “I have already noted how one fell…If anyone was at the back of the house at the time, I dread to think what could have happened. The wall collapsed so if it wasn’t built to spec, who was at fault?“I am fed up trying to nudge this along quietly.“I just can’t stay quiet about this any more – we have known about this for a long time. We need to assess this and, if remedial works are needed, they need to be done.”Councillor McMonagle first raised these issues at the May 2017 meeting of the Letterkenny MD. Donegal County Council is assessing the estate for the purpose of establishing if it is suitable for taking in charge.“We are approaching this from a takeover point of view,” DCC Director of Services Liam Ward said..“It presents challenges for the organisation if the estate has not been taken over. We are also conscious about safety issues so it’s not a case where can sit by and do nothing.“Once the report is available, a decision will have to be made.”Safety concerns raised again around retaining walls in Letterkenny estate was last modified: June 13th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Carraig CraoibhCouncillor Gerry McMonagleDonegal County CouncilletterkennyLetterkenny Municipal DistrictLiam Wardlast_img read more

Dungloe’s plan to make their Main Street dazzle this Christmas

first_imgThe community of Dungloe are launching a unique Christmas lights campaign to make the town’s Main Street dazzle this festive season and many more into the future.The new lights will be switched on by the 2019 Mary from Dungloe Roisin Maher.The Children’s Parade committee has taken delivery of almost 2000 bulbs and brackets (Angel Wings) which will light up and criss-cross the Main Street from top to bottom. In order to pay for the new lights we have embarked on a ONCE OFF ambitious fundraising campaign.A committee spokesperson said “At the moment we are selling the bulbs around the town and on-line for €5. We have asked the people of Dungloe and surrounding communities to remember someone who is absent this Christmas with a dedicated Christmas bulb to make DUNGLOE GLOW.“Our volunteers worked tirelessly last year to erect the old lights and they will do so again this year to put up the NEW LIGHTS.“Moving forward we need your help to make the lights a reality.” “So we are pleading with you to sponsor an Angel Wings (bracket) which will hold up the lights at points throughout the main street.”The committee said this is a once of plea for help, in this the first year, as every year after volunteers will erect the lights and no further money will be needed.The spokesperson added that they will offer YOUR BUSINESS FREE publicity THIS YEAR and EVERY YEAR after that on social media with your business being named as a sponsor throughout the social media spectre, when the Childrens Parade takes place each year.The spokesperson added “With your help the Dungloe can look forward to a Christmas glow and create an atmosphere our children and future generation of our community will enjoy.“Whatever amount you can contribute to this worth cause will be most welcome and without your support it would not be possible.” Dungloe’s plan to make their Main Street dazzle this Christmas was last modified: November 23rd, 2019 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)last_img read more