With Three Years Left…

first_imgOf all of the great men and women who have gone down in history’s hall of fame, we would be hard pressed to find any who took the easy road; who were afraid to disappoint friends and family; who were afraid to rock the boat, to upset entitlements; who were afraid to change the course of history; who were afraid to stand up for what was right but instead chose what was convenient; who let sleeping dogs lie; who were afraid to put their very lives on the line.No, history’s hall of fame is replete with men and women who stood up for what was right even when it was unpopular; when it wasn’t what everybody wanted to hear; even when it cost them the ultimate sacrifice — their very lives. From the ancient prophets to the new testament martyrs, to the Rosa Parkses, Martin Luther Kings, Nelson Mandelas, Jerry Rawlingses, Leymah Gbowees and Malala Yousefzais of our time, as well as those who stood with them; the one thing they all had in common was the courage to go against the grain; to do something radical; something never before done. And not just for self; but they realized soon enough that what may have begun as a personal struggle had become a fight for the human dignity of millions more than just themselves.They realized that if they had to please the establishment, they would be slaves a long time; slaves to others, slaves to systems, slaves to tyranny, corruption and terror.It is time Liberia did something different; something radical. The solutions to our problems are not in the World Bank safe; not under lock and key at the International Monetary Fund; not the exclusive intellectual property of the United States government. The solutions to our problems lie right here with us, in our very hands. It is our very will to change and to succeed. Our power to succeed is directly proportional to our will to do so.So what does that mean in practical terms?It means we stop importing rice, especially during the peak of production, after the harvest; we promote the sale of locally grown “country rice”, which is much tastier and much more nutritious anyway. That means we get Lofa, Nimba and Bong back in business, and hire some cargo aircraft to transport produce to our markets until we can pave those roads and build some railroads.It means we stop importing any foods that can be grown or raised here. In addition to rice, that includes poultry, beef, fish and vegetables. If we expect to eat everyday, that will force us to quadruple our production and get our goods to market.It means whatever we have to import (most manufactured goods for example), we import from Africa first. If it absolutely cannot be found in Africa, the we import from further away as demand dictates. That means if Mr. Trawally on the Kakata highway produces toilet tissue, we prioritize his produce. Insofar as his production capacity is insufficient to meet the demands of the market (in terms of quantity as well as quality), we then import from a regional partner (Ghana for example). If it cannot be found in ECOWAS, we source from SADC or East Africa.Would it not be less expensive for us to import from Ghana than from the Middle East? But if everything we use, eat and drink comes from so far away, no wonder prices are so much higher than people can afford!“We Buy African First” should be the commercial mantra of the continent.And why does the country with the largest shipping registry in the world not have vessels of its own? What do LISCR and Maritime do with all that money?It means we set our own agenda and operate according to timed deliverables. That means any development plan (master, medium and short term) has to have a TIMETABLE for EXECUTION. If we continue to produce 100-page documents outlining what we’d like to see done in the future, none of it will ever get done. We need measurable goals and deliverables. Measurements make for accountability.It means we begin to prosecute LACC offenders with immediate effect, regardless of status or class, and reward those who did accurately declare their assets. It is much more possible to build capacity than to teach integrity.It means we remove family members from positions of authority, to include negotiations and advisory posts. We eliminate the stench of nepotism.With three more years to go, if this administration wants a legacy, it can be done. But it will take Iron Lady backbone, which not even blood can break.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

De Gea could miss Liverpool tie due to injury

first_img0Shares0000De Gea could miss Liverpool tie due to hamstring injury. Photo/TEAMTALKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 16 – David de Gea’s availability for Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool is uncertain after picking up a suspected hamstring injury while on international duty.Spain booked their place at Euro 2020 as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Sweden, but United will be more concerned with the health of their goalkeeper, who limped out of the action. The 28-year-old goalkeeper hobbled off after an hour of the game, and there are now big concerns in the United camp that he will be unable to play against Liverpool at Old Trafford in a huge game on Sunday afternoon.In an innocuous-looking incident, De Gea immediately grabbed the back of his thigh after clearing a backpass from his own player, and there are fears he may have pulled his hamstring.He sat on the ground in his six-yard box before making his own way off the pitch accompanied by the Spanish medical team.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping the injury is not serious and will be anxiously waiting for an update on his fitness.Spain did not comment after the game, but even if it is not serious, the keeper has to be rated as an early doubt for the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s men. 0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SANTA LATEST: MALIN HEAD COAST GUARD STATION USE RADAR TO GUIDE SLEIGH

first_imgSANTA’S pressies delivery vehicle is being guided across Donegal tonight by the Malin Head Coast Guard Station.Greencastle man Paul Gill is on the controls at the station overnight to make sure Santa’s sleigh doesn’t get held up in the biting northerly winds.“Sure, it will be grand,” said Paul. “It’s one elf of a night out there.” SANTA LATEST: MALIN HEAD COAST GUARD STATION USE RADAR TO GUIDE SLEIGH was last modified: December 24th, 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)last_img read more

WIN A FREE MEET AND GREET WITH HOME AND AWAY HUNK HEATH BRAXTON THIS WEEKEND AT THE PULSE

first_imgDonegal Daily in conjunction with The Pulse Venue Letterkenny are giving ONE lucky reader an incredible chance win an unbelievable competition.One lucky reader will be able to bring FIVE friends for a delicious meal in the Old Orchard Bar before luxury transfer takes you to The Pulse Venue. On arrival at The Pulse Venue, YOU and your FIVE friends will have a personal champagne reception in their reserved lounge with Home and Away Heartthrob Heath Braxton. Heath is on his farewell tour, and this will be his last official appearance in Ireland before he heads back to Australia.A massive crowd is expected to descend on The Pulse Venue this weekend to get their picture taken with the soap star.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this competition is LIKE AND SHARE this post and management at The Pulse Venue will randomly select the lucky winner.WIN A FREE MEET AND GREET WITH HOME AND AWAY HUNK HEATH BRAXTON THIS WEEKEND AT THE PULSE was last modified: November 11th, 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsThe Pulse Venuelast_img read more

Week 3

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thursday St. Francis 13, Burroughs 10 Friday Notre Dame 34, Palmdale 7 Valencia 48, El Toro 20 Taft 59, Monroe 0 Thousand Oaks 21, Camarillo 14 Birmingham 28, Crespi 27 Hart 38, Westlake 7 Simi Valley 34, Canyon 27 Oaks Christian 50, Burbank 10 Newbury Park 24, Oak Park 13 Campbell Hall 23, St. Monica 0 Grace Brethren 32, Fillmore 13 Garces 40, Paraclete 7 Vasquez 14, Rosamond 13 Agoura 24, Rio Mesa 14 Alemany 21, Littlerock 0 Antelope Valley 14, Silverado 0 Boron 41, Knight 0 Canoga Park 28, Cleveland 19 Cantwell-Sacred Heart 37, Desert 23 Chaminade 23, Calabasas 7 Chino 48, Saugus 21 Glendale 21, South Pasadena 7 Grant 31, Reseda 21 Harvard-Westlake 14, St. Bernard 0 Huntington Park 55, Hollywood 14 Inglewood 28, Highland 9 Kennedy 18, Chatsworth 11 La Canada 21, Gabrielino 9 Lancaster 21, Kilpatrick 6 Marshall 45, Poly 10 Moorpark 47, Hueneme 0 North Hollywood 34, Van Nuys 29 Quartz Hill 14, Barstow 7 Ribet Academy 21, Viewpoint 8 Rowland 16, Eagle Rock 6 San Fernando 23, Granada Hils 21 Sylmar 52, El Camino Real 14 Ventura 21, Royal 0 Verdugo Hills 20, Crescenta Valley 14 Saturday Brethren Christian 51, Malibu 26 Loyola 45, La Quinta 15 L.A. Baptist 46, Western Chr. 7 Pioneer Valley 67, Golden Valley 14 Mojave 35, Hoover 21 Flintridge Prep 21, Bell-Jeff 12 Thursday, Sept. 29 Alemany High 38, Golden Valley 7 St. Francis 45, Pasadena 10last_img read more

DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgGlenties Community News:The Late Hugh Boyle:The death took place recently in Killybegs Hospital of Hugh Boyle, Caosan, Kilraine, Glenties. Hugh is survived by one brother, Michael and one sister, Philomena Coughlan, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Patrick and two sisters, Bridget Boyle and Sarah O’ Neill predeceased him. The Late Frank Connaghan:The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 7th September 2014 of Frank Connaghan, Main Street (formerly Mill Road), Glenties. Frank is survived by his wife, Anne, son Manus, daughters, Tara and Francine sisters, Anne and Madge, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His daughter, Nadine predeceased him in 1988.Golden Wedding:Congratulations to Jimmy and Bernadette Mc Kelvey, Beaghmore, Fintown, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last weekend. Silver Wedding:Congratulations to Laurence and Michelle Molloy, Narin Road, Glenties, who celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary recently. Best wishes to both couples for many more happy years together.Wedding Bells:Congratulations and Best Wishes to Aimee Mc Devitt, daughter of Jim and Sandy Mc Devitt, Glen Road, Glenties and Adam Kemp, Donegal Town, who were married in Rathmullan House on Friday 19th September 2014.Aerobics and Kettlebell Classes: Aerobics and Kettlebell classes will commence in the Highlands Hotel on Thursday 9th October from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. This is a five week course or pay as you go. Please contact Martina 086 3846302 to confirm your place.Occupational First Aid Refresher Course:St Riaghan’s NS, Drimnacrosh are running an Occupational First Aid refresher course in the school on Wednesday 8th & Wednesday 15th October- (7 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening). A limited number of places are still available. If you have completed this course within the past two years and wish to renew your certificate, please contact the school on 9551591 or 086 1798692 to secure a place. The cost per person is €40 which includes exam and certificate.‘Frank Pig Says Hello’:An Grianan Theatre presents ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’ a Play by Pat Mc Cabe in Glenties Community Centre on Friday 3rd October 2014, Show starts at 8.30pm.Understanding Dyslexia:Donegal Local Development Company invites you to an Information Event; Understanding Dyslexia, a one hour session will be held ; Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday October 7th -3.30pm . Topics covered will include- understanding dyslexia, indicators of dyslexia, what an assessment involves and how to get an assessment Collection:The Annual Labour Party Collection will be taken up at Church Gates in Glenties and Edeninfagh on weekend 4th and 5th October.Glenties Community Centre:Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm.Snooker:Snooker room is open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm. Saturday, Sunday 10am to 10pmTai Chi:Tai Chi every Wednesday night 8pm -9.30pm.New CE Scheme:New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, any one willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: October 2nd, 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:Glenties community newslast_img read more

New North West cancer centre ‘on target’ for opening

first_imgThe Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) has confirmed that the radiotherapy service at Altnagelvin Hospital is on target to commence at the end of November.The new service will greatly enhance existing cancer care already delivered at Altnagelvin and will provide radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients living within the Western Trust area, the northern sector of the Northern Trust (BT51 to BT57) and Donegal (Letterkenny University Hospital locality).Lead Clinical Oncologist, Dr David Stewart, said; “For the past three years our oncology team, therapeutic radiography staff and medical physics team have been working together to design patient pathways and to plan for the delivery of the new service. We have also worked closely with our health colleagues at the regional cancer centres in Belfast and Galway and with cancer services staff in the Northern Trust and Letterkenny University Hospital.” Dr Stewart added: “To support the implementation of radiotherapy treatment at the hospital, the opening of the Radiotherapy Department will be phased. This is to ensure radiotherapy within Northern Ireland continues to be delivered safely to the highest standard.“The initial phase will see a small number of new patients with Prostate cancer receive their treatment at the centre. This will commence within a matter of days. Phase two, in the New Year, will see a gradual increase in the number of patients and different types of cancers being treated at the centre.”Dr Stewart continued: “Anyone with a recent cancer diagnosis residing within the catchment area of the new facility will have their radiotherapy treatment information and options explained to them fully by their oncologist. In the interest of consistency of care, a patient who starts their treatment in a particular hospital will continue to have their treatment at that same hospital. This will ensure that they are being cared for by the same team and more importantly with the same diagnostic and treatment equipment.”“Patients currently attending a medical team for investigations or for cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or hormonal therapy will continue to do so. The point at which patients will attend Altnagelvin for radiotherapy is when they are referred by their medical team. Elaine Way, Chief Executive of the Western Trust said: “A new radiotherapy facility at Altnagelvin Hospital has been on the horizon for almost a decade. It is absolutely fantastic for the people of the North West and surrounding areas that we are now about to make use of this outstanding new development. I would like to pay tribute to everyone involved in the construction of the facility and those who are working tirelessly at the service planning end, ensuring we will be delivering the highest quality of care possible.”New North West cancer centre ‘on target’ for opening was last modified: November 16th, 2016 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

Second-half latest: Preston 0 QPR 1 – Rangers under pressure at Deepdale

first_imgQPR had to absorb some pressure early in the second half at Deepdale, where Sebastian Polter’s early goal put them ahead. The German striker, left unmarked at the far post, headed home Alejandro Faurlin’s fifth-minute corner.Rangers have since defended well, although Jordan Hugill had a chance to equalise when he headed over from Greg Cunningham’s cross.And Polter almost forced a second goal when he beat shaky keeper Anders Lindegaard in the air to get his head to Karl Henry’s hanging cross, but the loose ball fell kindly for Preston.Preston made a determined start to the second period but Rangers have looked a threat on the counter attack, with the in-form Junior Hoilett involved in much of their best work.Hoilett crossed for Polter, whose effort flashed across the face of goal, and Alejandro Faurlin’s shot was blocked as the midfielder attempted to force the ball home.QPR: Smithies, Onuoha, Angella, Hill, Perch, Faurlin, Henry, Mackie, Chery, Hoilett, Polter.Subs: Ingram, Hall, Tozser, El Khayati, Washington, Luongo, Petrasso.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Stadiums ‘on track’ for 2010

first_imgLocal Organising Committee CEO DannyJordaan said the recent 2010 stadiuminspection tour showed that construction isprogressing well and plans are on trackfor all facilities to be completed by the endof 2009. (Image: Nicky Rehbock)A countrywide inspection tour of the five newly built 2010 Fifa World Cup stadiums and the upgraded Soccer Citystadium in Johannesburg has revealed that preparations are on track for all venues to be completed by the end of 2009.The World Cup, which kicks off on 11 June 2010 for the first time ever on African soil, will be played out in 10 stadiums, in nine South African cities.The newly built facilities are Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, Durban Stadium in Durban, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit and Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.In addition to Soccer City, the existing stadiums which have been revamped for 2010 are Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg and the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.“This has been a very fruitful inspection tour for us,” said Local Organising Committee (LOC) chief competitions officer Derek Blanckensee, who led the team of 50 experts on the round trip along with Ron Delmont, head of Fifa’s South African office.During the tour the delegates also inspected the team hotels and allocated training sites in each host city.“Where before we had to visualise walls and seats, we now have been able to walk around freely in the stadium as it will be during the tournament,” Blanckensee added.In most cases the physical construction of the stadiums is virtually complete, with almost all seats installed and pitches freshly laid.“Overall we are very impressed with the achievements made. In addition to the stadiums coming together, we were equally pleased that the LOC, host cities and Fifa are working on a common vision on the delivery of the event,” said Delmont.The tour comprised operational experts in the areas of competitions, broadcasting, media operations, medical expertise, volunteering, transport, logistics, safety and security, protocol, marketing, information technology, hospitality, ticketing and risk management.For the first time the inspection delegation also included a consultant from the South African Disability Alliance to oversee the provisions made for disabled spectators. Of the 650 527 tickets sold to date for next year’s tournament, 7 863 have been for wheelchair-bound fans.Paying tribute to the host cities, LOC CEO Danny Jordaan said, “They have all done us proud. They have ensured that their wonderful new stadiums are built to the highest standards and are ready in time.“The question has always been raised as to whether we will be ready. This tour has provided ample evidence that indeed we will be. Now the work of the LOC and Fifa begins in earnest as we take these stadiums and get them ready to host World Cup matches.”This type of preparation entails setting up temporary infrastructure required to stage the tournament, such as stadium media centres, hospitality areas and accreditation centres.“We can be happy as South Africa that we are in a good place now. In comparison to our own timelines as to where we should be, we are comfortable we have done very well,” Jordaan said.last_img read more

Ohio trip to Kansas leaves lasting goodwill

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There were many people who worked together to coordinate the baffling logistics of organizing the incredible good will efforts from Ohio to Ashland, Kansas last month, but probably none more than Rose Hartschuh of Crawford County. Along with her husband, Greg, she tackled the massive task as the main contact for the effort, organizing the incredible donations of money and supplies and coordinating the extensive accommodations in Kansas. She also coordinated efforts with the Kansas Farm Bureau, the Kansas Livestock Association and the generosity of the towns of Minneola and Ashland in Kansas.Here is an update Rose provided after the trip:We are still getting tons of calls from people wanting to donate hay or fencing materials, which is awesome! However, at this point, Greg and I are not organizing any more loads. I have been encouraging people to post to the Facebook page if they have materials to donate or if they are willing to truck. The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/OhioansHelpingKansas. Hopefully people can start to match themselves up.We are also going to organize and support more groups like we just sent. We just scheduled one for May 19 though May 23. After fuel expenses have been reimbursed, we plan to send checks from the funds raised to young and beginning ranchers that Ashland community leaders identified. Hopefully these funds will help them begin to rebuild their operations. We are also going to make a cash donation to the Kansas Livestock Association. Our group left a donation with the church in Minneola and the volunteer fire department in Ashland as well. We will zero-out the donations we collected by cutting a check to the Ashland Community Foundation after the next group travels.I think the best thing that came out of our trip is the awareness here in Ohio. It is awesome to see so many people lining up their own groups because they were inspired by what we did. I hope people realize that anyone can make a difference. You don’t have to have a convoy of 40-plus vehicles. Anyone can pitch in when there’s a need, whether it’s next door or across the country. How you can help Kansas wildfire victims Collect suppliesThe need for hay will continue for nearly a year. No hay donations will be turned down if the hay is transported to Ashland, Kansas. Feed and milk replacer donations are not as important at this point.Perhaps a bigger need than hay is the need for fencing supplies. Specific materials needed include:• Galvanized barbed wire, 14 gauge or heavier, with two- or four-point barbs• Osage orange or creosote treated wooden posts or steel t-posts, at least six foot in length• Preference is for new fencing materials.All hay and fencing supplies should be delivered to Ashland Feed and Seed: 1975 County Road U Ashland, Kansas 67831 at 620-635-2856You do not need to call ahead with supplies unless you are bringing several truckloads. Ashland Feed and Seed will unload supplies during their business hours. VolunteerRecovery efforts will last for years and costs tens of millions of dollars. Volunteer labor can be used to reduce the financial burden on ranchers. Volunteers will be used to tear out damaged fence and eventually replace it with new fence.Free accommodations are available in Ashland at a church camp. Volunteers will need to provide their own bedding items, towels, and toiletry items. Each volunteer should plan to take a pair of durable gloves and fencing pliers.To volunteer, contact Holly Fast at 620-408-6021. Holly can provide up-to-date information about the projects and accommodations. DonateSeveral organizations have wildfire relief funds set up to help ranchers. Here is a list of some:• Ashland, Kansas Community Foundation: Ashlandcf.com• Kansas Livestock Association: Kla.org• Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers: kfb.org.For more from the trip, including the amazing list of sponsors, click here.last_img read more