HIS Church Brings in Food Items

first_imgThe international charity, HIS Church, based in Lincolnshire, the United Kingdom, has dispatched three 40-foot containers to Liberia containing food and non-food items to assist indigent communities throughout the country in the wake of the untold sufferings caused by the Ebola virus outbreak.The items, estimated at $1.4 million United States dollars, are in response to a special appeal recently  made to the charity by the Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai.According to the Coordinator at HIS Church Charity, Mr. Richard Humphrey, “his organization is immensely pleased to identify with Liberia at this critical time in the country’s history,  especially considering the devastating effects the ongoing Ebola virus has had on the human capacity and infrastructure developments initiated by the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.”Speaking further, he said one of the containers is loaded specifically with items to assist communities devastated by the Ebola outbreak. The items include mattresses, beddings, kitchenware, clothing, sewing machines, high grade Basmati rice, high visibility jackets, handbags, anti-bacteria lotions among others.He noted that “the food and non-food items are intended to assist residents in quarantined communities with basic needs while helping to contain the spread of the virus and the loss of additional lives”.Also speaking at the loading bay in Lincolnshire, the Liberian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Rudolf von Ballmoos, thanked HIS Church Charity on behalf of the President, government and people of Liberia for the huge consignment of items designated for the people of Liberia. He noted, “This  gesture on the part of HIS Church Charity demonstrates the level of concern shown by international organizations towards the eradication of the Ebola virus from Liberia.The unexpected emergence of the Ebola virus at a time when the government is pursuing a protracted transformation agenda following years of civil conflict, said Ambassador von Ballmos, has the potential to cause distractions.  He, however,  assured His Church leaders that the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf remains committed to eliminating the virus from the country with the support of all friendly governments and international organizations.The containers are being loaded at the Felixstowe port outside London and are expected to arrive in Liberia by the end of September.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Joyce’s ‘Killer’ Identified, But Remains At-large

first_imgFrancois Brown, alleged killer of Joyce Otu-Jaywheh, on the run The Liberia National Police (LNP) has called on the public to provide information on the whereabouts of Francois Browne, who is wanted for the gruesome murder almost two weeks ago of Mrs. Joyce Otu Jaywheh in an ELWA neighborhood in Paynesville.Information gathered by this newspaper from the LNP said while Browne remains on the run, they believe he is still in Liberia. As such, residents in all quarters of the country should help bring the suspect to police for investigation.The late Joyce Otu-Jawheh celebrated her 53rd natal day on Friday, March 23, 2018 (photo courtesy: Bethel World Outreach Church, Robbinsdale, Minnesota).According to information, police received a tip-off reportedly from the mother of suspect Browne, Tellewo Jallah, from her Kakata residence. The mother allegedly told police that two days after the crime was committed, her son (Browne) sent her a phone call in which he said, “Mama, I killed one woman in Monrovia (ELWA) Community, but am running away to avoid police arrest, because I am still in Monrovia.”  This information is yet to be verified.Madam Jaywheh was gruesomely murdered in the early evening of Saturday, March 23, in her three-bedroom fenced house in the Zoewloh neighborhood of ELWA in Paynesville. She had celebrated her 53rd birthday anniversary the previous day.While neighbors could not give any account of circumstances leading to the death of Madam Jaywheh, some of the community residents attributed her death to the number of ghettos in the neighborhood, from which residents have been reportedly terrorized by marauding armed robbers and suspected criminals, with the thieves sometimes making away with valuable items.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Olympian Denny Morrison to help foster love of sport and play at Jumpstart Games in Fort St John

first_imgIt is to note that this is a closed event and is only available to participants of the Games.For more information, you can visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities will be hosting the Jumpstart Games on October 23 in Fort St. John.According to Canadian Tire Corporate Communications Manager, Jennifer Chappell, approximately 250 local kids will be taking part in the Fort St. John edition of the Jumpstart Games.Chappell says four-time Olympic Speed Skating medallist, Denny Morrison, will return to his hometown and be onsite to inspire and participate alongside the kids as they rotate through a variety of activity stations, including kinball, soccer and agility ladder drills.- Advertisement -Jumpstart hosts a series of Jumpstart Games annually, providing a fun day of play for local kids to get active and learn new skills.Since 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities has disbursed more than $21 million to help thousands of kids in British Columbia participate in sport and recreation.The Jumpstart Games, featuring Olympian Denny Morrison, will be taking place on October 23 in Fort St. John.Advertisementlast_img read more


‘Make it happen!’ – Man United fan makes cheeky plea for club to sign former England midfielder

first_imgThe details of the seemingly annual cull at Loftus Road have been released.Chris Ramsey’s relegated side, who finished rock bottom in the Premier League with a total of just 33 points, haven’t pulled any punches.A total of six players have been released by Rangers, including Rio Ferdinand and Shaun Wright Phillips.However, there’s one name on the list that stands out more than any other: Joey Barton.The outspoken midfielder is free to find a new club this summer, but how did fans to react to the news the 32-year-old has been told to pack his bags?Scroll down to see a selection of tweets including one from a cheeky Man United fan, who had a laugh at Barton’s expense. 1 Joey Barton last_img read more


Big names to return v Watford or LVG to stick with winning XI in Premier League?

first_img 11 11 1. David de Gea (goalkeeper) – click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted Man United line up v Watford 30. Guillermo Varela (right back) 11 5. Marcos Rojo (left back) 12. Chris Smalling (centre back) 11 11 28. Morgan Schneiderlin (central midfield) Should Man United Louis van Gaal change a winning team?The club play Watford, three days after beating Arsenal 3-2, but they also received good news in terms of player injuries.MARTIAL, SMALLING AND DARMIAN COULD RETURN AGAINST WATFORDWill the trio return to action on Wednesday night or will the boss wait for the West Brom fixture on Sunday to bring the big names back?Click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted Man United line up v Watford. 35. Jesse Lingard (wide forward) 17. Daley Blind (centre back) 11 11 8. Juan Mata (central attack) 21. Ander Herrera (central midfield) 11 7. Memphis Depay (wide forward) 11 11 39. Marcus Rashford (striker) 11last_img read more


North too much for Lawndale

first_imgPIONEER LEAGUE: Cryer rushes for 194 yards, two TDs. Denker passes for two scores. By Kent Johnson CORRESPONDENT North Torrance continued its strong Pioneer League play, defeating visiting Lawndale, 38-26. Lawndale (4-3, 0-2) was led by running back Kelvin Rutledge, who had two scintillating touchdown runs of 52 and 35 yards. Rutledge’s outside running was complemented by the inside running of Trayveon Thomas and Carlton Callaway, who rushed for 67 and 58 yards, respectively.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.After dropping four of five nonleague games against Daily Breeze Top-10 teams, North has won three of its last four games and is tied atop the Pioneer League. North (3-4, 2-0) had an effective attack with 269 yards rushing and 156 yards passing. Running back, Kyle Cryer, led the ground game with 194 yards The score was tied, 26-26, with 8:09 left in the game when North Torrance executed a 62-yard scoring drive capped by Michael Capo’s 5-yard touchdown run. Lawndale got the ball with 3:03 remaining and drove to the North 44-yard line. But with 1:55 remaining, Lawndale fumbled the ball and North defensive end C.J. Harrington scooped it up and ran 55 yards for a score to seal the win. and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Quarterback B.J. Denker completed 10 of 18 passes for 156 yards and two TDs. “We didn’t come out like we wanted; we expected to score every series and stop them on defense,” Cryer said. “But we stepped up and made some good plays. In the end, the defensive stops were key.” last_img read more


BUDGET REACTION – HARTE WELCOMES RETENTION OF 9% VAT RATE ON HOSPITALITY

first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte has welcomed the news in the Budget that the 9% VAT rate on the hospitality trade is to be retained.Senator HarteThe Letterkenny politician said this was particularly good news for Donegal.“I raised this issue personally with Minister Howlin and emphasised the importance on tourism in Donegal. “I called for this 3 weeks ago and was contacted by many hoteliers and restaurateurs in the county since.“I’m now delighted to see that good sense has prevailed and the tourist industry on Donegal can continue to work hard without this worry. It’s good news and positive outcome from today’s budget,” he said.BUDGET REACTION – HARTE WELCOMES RETENTION OF 9% VAT RATE ON HOSPITALITY was last modified: October 15th, 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:9%Senator Jimmy HarteVATlast_img read more


HOSPICE THANKS DENIS FOR HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT – TO THEM!

first_imgA big-hearted St Johnston man went without presents for his milestone 50th birthday – for the sake of others less well-off.Denis Kelly instead asked friends to donate what they wanted to give him to the Donegal Hospice instead. Pictured is Denis and Bridget Kelly, from Carrickmore, St.Johnston donating €1100 to staff nurse Kelly Mc Intyre from the Donegal Hospice.Denis and his family thanked everyone who came on the night to help him celebrate and also everyone who donated to this very worthy cause.HOSPICE THANKS DENIS FOR HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT – TO THEM! was last modified: January 7th, 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:50th birthdayDenis Kellydonegal hospiceSt Johnstonlast_img read more


THE THUNDER ROLLS INTO ROONIES NIGHTCLUB THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

first_imgThe Irish Garth Brooks Experience is coming to Roonies Nightclub as part of their “The Thunder Rolls Tour” this Friday the 29th of August.The innovative management at Roonies have secured top class entertainment all summer at the popular venue, which is based in the scenic seaside village of Dunfanaghy.Last month an Oasis tribute band wowed the crowds at Roonies, and the much revered Garth Brooks experience is expected to attract a huge crowd, especially after the disappointment of the cancelled Croke Park concerts. The live 6-piece band put on an amazing show and if your a Garth Brooks fan or just love quality live music then this is a night not to be missed!!They’ve sold out the “The Academy in Dublin and other renowned music venue’s in recent months.Doors open @9:30 pm and the band starts at 10pm SHARP!!DJ after the band will play until til late. €12 admission, but check the Roonies Facebook page for a chance to win free admission and a €20 drinks voucher.THE THUNDER ROLLS INTO ROONIES NIGHTCLUB THIS FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: August 27th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesGarth BrooksnewsPromoted PostRoonieslast_img read more


Robotic vehicles face weekend desert challenge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 So this year, the sponsor, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, doubled the purse with the hope that a vehicle would finish Saturday’s $2 million race. This year’s finalists completed the hilly qualifying course littered with hay bales and parked cars at least once. Five of the vehicles finished it four consecutive times. Those included Carnegie Mellon’s H1ghlander; a converted Humvee Sandstorm from Carnegie Mellon; a modified Volkswagen Touareg by Stanford University; a six-wheel truck; and a Jeep Grand Cherokee. “I’m inspired by all the robots,” said William “Red” Whittaker, a Carnegie Mellon robotics professor. “Never discount or diminish any of them.” The race is part of the Pentagon’s effort to fulfill a congressional mandate to have a third of all military ground vehicles unmanned by 2015. The Defense Department envisions using robotic vehicles to haul supplies in combat zones. DARPA, the Pentagon’s research and development arm, spent $9 million on this year’s event. The agency will award the prize to the first team whose computer-driven vehicle can traverse a rough and winding desert course of up to 175 miles in less than 10 hours. FONTANA, Calif. – A driverless red Hummer that was involved in a rollover accident during practice a few weeks ago snagged the pole position Wednesday in a government-sponsored sequel race across the Mojave Desert that will pit 23 robots against one another. The finalists were chosen after an intense, weeklong qualifying run at the California Speedway, where the self-navigating vehicles had to drive on a bumpy road, zip through a tunnel and avoid obstacles. No human drivers or remote controls were allowed. The Hummer named H1ghlander, built by Carnegie Mellon University, flipped during practice a few weeks ago when it struck a rock. But it still managed to complete all four required semifinal runs. Last year, only half of the 15 autonomous robotic vehicles that ran in the so-called Grand Challenge passed the semifinals. No team claimed the $1 million inaugural prize because all the contestants broke down within a few miles of the starting gate. There are several reasons why this year’s field is more competitive. Teams had more time to prepare for the race. Many spent the past 18 months focused on the vehicles’ computer “brain,” beefing up their artificial intelligence through improved computer algorithms. Teams also had the advantage of practicing in various parts of the Southwest desert under race-like conditions. Even before the semifinals, some robots had already driven hundreds of continuous miles during practice, including some that tested on last year’s course between Barstow and Primm, Nev. “Nobody was ready last year,” said Bill Kehaly of Westlake Village-based Axion Racing, whose Jeep Grand Cherokee named Spirit is racing in the finals. “Everybody feels a lot more confident this year.” Because the vehicles must be self-navigating, they are equipped with GPS tracking. Mounted sensors, radar, lasers and cameras feed information to onboard computers to orient the vehicles and help them avoid obstacles and traps. The exact route that vehicles must follow is kept secret until two hours before the competition. Organizers said the course, which will loop from and to the casino town of Primm, Nev., will feature rugged desert and mountain terrain. Vehicles have to average 15 to 20 mph to finish in time. “The worst vehicle we have is as good or better than the best vehicle last year,” said DARPA director Anthony Tether. Carnegie Mellon’s workhorse, Sandstorm, traveled the farthest in the Mojave Desert last year despite trekking only 7 miles. It will start third in this year’s race. Of the vehicles that successfully coursed the speedway four straight times, an off-road, six-wheel truck built by Oshkosh Truck Corp., had the slowest time. But team leader Jim Fravert did not think that was a problem. The desert will be tougher and the truck was designed to handle 60 percent grades and push through five feet of water, he said.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