Economic Hardship, Fears of Ebola Dampen ‘26’ Celebration in Nimba

first_imgSince Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became President of Liberia, this gone 167th Independence Day celebration has been considered as the poorest in terms of involvement of ordinary citizens in the celebration in Nimba County.There was no county-level activity held across Nimba County in commemoration of the occasion by the local government in Nimba.The day began in Ganta with a parade by a group of Christians who later surrounded the main square of Ganta with a powerful prayer against the deadly Ebola virus.Groups of children turned out at every corner of Ganta for the celebration, but their numbers were not as high as compared to last year’s celebration.Patronage at night clubs and other entertainment centers, especially during the night hours, was also poor, something many blamed on economic hardship and the fear of Ebola.Fatu Kehzey, proprietress of F2 Business Center in Ganta, said, ”People are not buying this season as compared to last year. Everybody complaining about hardship in line with the coming opening of school. People are not coming to the club to buy”.The streets of Ganta are usually jammed packed during such  occasions as July 26, Christmas and New Year Day, and police officers have to be deployed everywhere to maintain law and order. This year, no police presence was observed.“I think, the poor observance this day is due to the news of Ebola virus,” said Emmanuel Freeman, a radio announcer.Victoria Var: “Since I started selling this morning I have not received any good customer yet. People are not buying.”“We give thanks be to God that we have lived to see this day, but things are not easy as compared to years back, because people are not buying.  The street is poor and we don’t really know the actual know the problem, whether money or the Ebola,” said Lovett, a raosted fish seller.At an Old Timers game between Nimba and Gbarpolu, organized by Senator Armah Jallah, Nimba was defeated 1-0.Senator Jallah told reporters that the game was an acquaintance game to bring the citizens of Nimba and Gbarpolu together, because Gbarpulu has huge numbers of Nimbaians.  But critics says Senator Jallah is eyeing the presidency come the  2017 general election.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Man, 54, Drowns in Nimba

first_imgPolice in Ganta are investigating the mysterious drowning of a 54-year old man identified as Edward Doloquee in Yeibo Town, Garr Clan, Nimba County.According to sources of the police detail assigned in Ganta, the Late Dologuee had been missing since August 15, but was found dead in a creek around Loquipea Village, which is located in the distant Yarpea Clan.There was no report of any arrests up to press time last night, but police are reportedly conducting an investigation into circumstances that led to the alleged drowning of Mr. Dologuee.“The man got drowned in a creek far from Yeibo in another area, but we are still investigating how he got there and how he drowned,” Nimba County Crime Services Division (CSD) officer, who asked not to be named, disclosed.In a related development, on August 7, a 7-year old girl mysteriously went missing at the center of Gbao Gwelay Town in the Zoe Gbar Administrative District while in search of her mother, who reportedly left her to fetch fire wood that fateful morning.Up to the present, the little girl is yet to be found as search continues in all of the neighboring towns of Gwehlay.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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COUNTY UNDER-21 FINAL: NAOMH CONAILL SNATCH DRAMATIC WIN

first_imgNAOMH Conaill are the Under-21 County champions after a dramatic last gasp victory over St Eunan’s in Convoy today.Man of the Match and county star Dermot Brick Molloy fired in a goal and all the points for the Glenties men before colleague Seamus Ellis hit a last minute goal.It was Naomh Conaill’s seventh final in a row – and 5th title in that period The sides were neck and neck throughout the game.County star Molloy fired Naomh Conaill into the lead within a minute, firing a goal to the back of the net.Both sides traded ten wides between them but Eunan’s Man of the Match Conor Gibbons pulled Eunan’s back into the game.Lee McMonagle netted in the 30th minute for the Letterkenny men to put them into a lead. It was a minute later before N Conaill scored their first point of the game – Molloy taking the chance.Eunan’s led 1-02 to 1-01 at half-time and extended the lead by a point within a minute of the restart.John O’Malley and Ciaran Thompson responded for the Glenties men to leave the game at 1-03 each.Conor Gibbons gave Eunan’s the lead again from a free before Molloy levelled yet again before Gibbons once again put the Letterkenny men ahead 1-05 to 1-04.And it looked it would stay that way until a dramatic ending. Brick levelled the match just before the end and as the game went into stoppage time up stepped Seamus Ellis stepped forward to blast the ball to the back of the net to leave them 2-05 to 1-05 ahead.Eunan’s pushed for an equalising goal but only a point could be added.And the match finished 2-05 to 1-06.COUNTY UNDER-21 FINAL: NAOMH CONAILL SNATCH DRAMATIC WIN was last modified: December 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COUNTY UNDER-21 FINAL: NAOMH CONAILL SNATCH DRAMATIC WINlast_img read more

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Rangers edge closer to Europa League group stages with resilient display

first_img 2 However, the Ibrox boss vowed on Wednesday he would not park the bus and look to protect last week’s 3-1 first-leg lead.But the Light Blues had to grit their teeth as the Slovenians came for them at the Ljudski Stadion, with McGregor capping off a brave display as he repelled Marcos Tavares’ late spot-kick.A 4,600-mile round trip now beckons for Gers as they march on to face FC Ufa after the Russians denied Rangers a shot at revenge against Progres Niederkorn for last year’s humiliating upset.The opening stages were a test of Gers’ bottle as the hosts – buoyed by last week’s away goal – looked to probe a defence weakened by the absence of Gers’ suspended left-back Jon Flanagan and cup-tied new signing Borna Barisic. Rangers showed great resilience in Maribor as Allan McGregor’s stoppage-time penalty sealed the 0-0 draw which saw Steven Gerrard’s men into the Europa League play-offs.The former Liverpool man is see his team concede a goal since taking charge this summer. Allan McGregor was superb for the visitors center_img 2 Andy Halliday was plugging the left-back slot but the nervy converted-midfielder was grateful to see a couple of misjudgements go unpunished while Nikola Katic did well to put off Sasa Ivkovic as he met a Amir Dervisevic corner six yards out.The tense atmosphere grew even more hostile as Belgian referee Jonathan Lardot stopped the game briefly to collect an array of objects that had rained down towards McGregor as he took a goal kick.But the Gers keeper continued to defy the home support, pulling off a wonder block at point-blank range as Aleks Pihler nodded down for Tavares.There was one last fright for Gers in added time as Goldson gave away a penalty with a trip on Luka Zahovic, but McGregor again refused to be beaten as he blocked Tavares’ strike with his legs.last_img read more

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TD’S CONCERN AS CHILDREN ACCESS PORN ONLINE

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue has described as ‘very disturbing’ revelations of a surge in the number of young children accessing pornography online and dangerous internet sites.Deputy McConalogue has called for greater cohesion between government departments, schools and parents in order to face the growing risks posed by technological advancements.“We are seeing an alarming increase in the number of very young children regularly accessing unsuitable and dangerous material on the internet. There is an onus on all of us to tackle this very serious problem, which appears to be contributing to an increase in self-harm and eating disorders among children as well as an unhealthy attitude towards sex. “While I support calls for an ‘opt-in’ system requiring adults to inform their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) if they wish to access adult material, this is not enough. the fact is that the vast bulk of modern internet browsers have easily accessible and reasonably effective parental controls. But in many cases, parents are not fully aware of these or do not know how to use them.“The previous government established the Office for Internet Safety in 2008 which is run out of the Department of Justice. What we need is for greater involvement from the Department of Education in the activities of this office, with a view to supporting parents in taking a more active role in their children’s internet use.  The problem is that in most families, children are more IT literate than their parents. I am calling on the government to put together a simple information leaflet for parents on how they can safely control their children’s internet use, to be distributed directly by schools.“I am also calling for a review of sex education in our schools. The increased access to hard core pornography is giving the younger generation a highly distorted view of self-image and of sex. In my view, there is a gulf between the information children are now accessing themselves online and the information and supports that schools are required to provide. I am calling on the Education Minister Ruairí Quinn to outline any plans for reviewing or updating the sex education programme at both primary and secondary level.”  TD’S CONCERN AS CHILDREN ACCESS PORN ONLINE was last modified: July 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:TD’S CONCERN AS CHILDREN ACCESS PORN ONLINElast_img read more

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PARIS NIGHTCLUB CANCELS CHRISTMAS NIGHT DRINKS (BUT DON’T WORRY, HOME & AWAY HUNK ON HIS WAY!)

first_imgA nightclub granted a special license to open after midnight on Christmas night has decided not to open.Paris nightclub was the only one in County Donegal this Christmas to be given permission to open.But it has decided NOT to open after all. Gardai have successfully won court orders banning other clubs from opening.But Paris said today it will now open on St Stephen’s Night – with a Home & Away star as their special guest.Actor Dan Ewing – who plays Heath Braxton in the Aussie Soap – will be at the night-club that night.PARIS NIGHTCLUB CANCELS CHRISTMAS NIGHT DRINKS (BUT DON’T WORRY, HOME & AWAY HUNK ON HIS WAY!) was last modified: December 22nd, 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:HOME & AWAY HUNK ON HIS WAY!)PARIS NIGHTCLUB CANCELS CHRISTMAS NIGHT DRINKS (BUT DON’T WORRYlast_img read more

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Preston v QPR: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgJunior Hoilett has been in great form for RangersKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 19 March 2016Referee: Andy Woolmer (Northampton)Match in a nutshell: Off the back of two successive wins, QPR now look to put an unwanted record to bed – they haven’t won at Deepdale since 1980.BetVictor.com preview: Much-improved QPR excellent value to winFive key battles: Including Karl Henry v Daniel Johnson Injuries and suspensionsPRESTONRuled out: Jermaine Beckford (knee), Liam Grimshaw (knee), Chris Humphrey (shin), Stevie May (knee), Joe Garner (suspended).Fitness tests: Alan Browne (hip), Paul Huntington (calf).QPRRuled out: Ben Gladwin (knee), Jack Robinson (calf/lack of match fitness), Paul Konchesky (calf). Possible line-upsPreston: Lindegaard; Woods, Clarke, Wright, Cunningham; Pearson, Gallagher, Johnson; Robinson, Hugill, Reach. Subs from: Kirkland, Hudson, Vermijl, Smith, Huntington, Welsh, Kilkenny, Browne, Doyle.QPR: Smithies; Onuoha, Hill, Angella, Perch; Henry, Faurlin; Phillips, Chery, Hoilett; Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Konchesky, Kpekawa, Tozser, Diakite, Luongo, Petrasso, El Khayati, Mackie, Washington. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesPreston total: W L D L W (7 points)Home: D W W W L (10 points)QPR total: W W L W D (10 points)Away: L D D D W (6 points)Top scorers – all competitionsPreston: Johnson 8; Gallagher 5, Garner 5, Reach 5; Hugill 3; Browne 2, Doyle 2, Hugill 2, Robinson 2, Vermijl 2; Brownhill 1, Cunningham 1, Kilkenny 1.QPR: Austin 10; Chery 8; Phillips 7; Hoilett 6, Polter 6; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Onuoha 3; Angella 1, Fer 1, Hill 1, Tozser 1.Last five meetings7 November 2015: QPR 0 Preston 019 February 2011: Preston 1 QPR 120 November 2010: QPR 3 Preston 127 March 2010: Preston 2 QPR 217 October 2009: QPR 4 Preston 0Preston 0 wins, QPR 2 wins, 3 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Why Zaidi says red-hot Giants won’t abandon trade deadline plans

first_imgFarhan Zaidi may not agree with its premise, but he seemingly agrees with an ESPN report Wednesday that the Giants’ recent winning ways won’t much alter his trade deadline plans.Before his team won 12 of its last 14 games, conventional thinking had the Giants president of baseball operations looking to restock the team’s farm system by offloading assets, namely pitchers Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith. But to Zaidi, it’s never really been a question of choosing to buy or sell before the …last_img read more

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Playoff preview: What to watch for as six Humboldt, Del Norte County teams begin postseason play

first_imgFortuna High and Arcata hit the road as true underdogs while Del Norte hosts a first-round playoff game for the second straight year as the North Coast Section football postseason kicks off Friday night.Also in action this evening will be a South Fork team looking to get back to its third consecutive section title game. On Saturday a pair of No. 2 seeds, St. Bernard’s and Ferndale, will look to start the playoffs off with wins at home.Here’s everything you need to know:D-V: No. 8 Fortuna …last_img read more

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