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The Inspector General of Police, C. Clearance Massaquoi, has promised entertainment centers and other local businesses that the Liberia National Police will begin shortly to enforce the 6:00 p.m. restriction on these business entities in the country.The Police IG made the assertion recently at the launch of a 60-day Check-Point Feeding Initiative which was initiated by a Liberian owned catering firm, called Bam Caterers.According to Col. Massaquoi, these business houses, especially entertainment centers and video clubs, should be shut down by 6:00 p.m. in order to avoid the crowdedness, because health workers keep saying Ebola can be contracted through physical contact of the human body.“We are warning these entertainment and video club operators in Monrovia and its environs to immediately shut down their businesses by 6:00 p.m. Failure to do so will lead us to close them down,” Col. Massaquoi declared.The Police Boss said that the restraint placed on video clubs and entertainment centers has not been lifted, stressing that the curfew was only adjusted on the movement of people but not these business entities.Director Massaquoi asserted that the measures are part of Government’s efforts to fight against the deadly Ebola Virus which is claiming more lives in the country.“We will go after all of you who have chosen to violate the restriction. The LNP will not relent in shutting down video clubs and entertainment centers that are in the constant habit of violating measures intended to protect the safety of the state and its people,” Police Boss added.IG Massaquoi used the occasion to commend the leadership and officers of BAM CATERERS for their initiative.He underscored the need for Liberian-owned companies to contribute towards the fight against Ebola.For her part, Madam Barbara Vah Ogunti, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of BAM Caterers, called on Liberian-own businesses to join in the fight by providing additional support to institutions that are helping to stop the further spread of the disease.The Bam Caterers boss said the 60-day feeding initiative is intended to feed officers of various check-points during the curfew hours in the country. “Bam Caterers take this time to identify with the Liberia National Police (LNP) as they are one of the front-liners in the fight against the Ebola Virus. For the next sixty nights BAM Caterers will provide free doughnuts, eggs, sausages, hot coffee and tea to the various check points around Monrovia,” Madam Ogunti stated.She lauded the efforts of the leadership of the Liberia National Police and others who are fighting the virus.Police officers are on duty at night and need to be supported in their endeavors, she said.She called on Liberians to use II Chronicles 7:14 as a prayer point as the country seeks the face of God in the fight against the Ebola Virus.Meanwhile, in counter reaction to Director Massaquoi’s statement, several entertainment and video club operators said they are appealing to government to shut down their business houses by 8:00 p.m. latest, because closing businesses by 6 p.m. would adversely affects them. “Yes, Ebola is killing our people and we do agree, but our children need to eat and it is only this business that some of us are depending on,” one entertainment center owner noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Deputy Edudation Minister for Instruction, Hawa Goll-Kotchi, says it has unearthed a new and highly practiced act of corruption that has slowly crept into the Liberian school system.The new practice, according to the Deputy Minister, is being dubbed “bread and butter.” This act involves students delivering test or assignment papers to the teachers that contain money.The practice of “bread and butter” was designed by corrupt instructors as a systematic form of coercion aimed at taking money from students for grades. This is being done in place of actual teaching.These “teachers” are also reportedly taking other illegal fees from the students. This abuse of authority is being perpetrated by “teachers” who don’t have the Liberian school system at heart. Madam Kotchi has frowned on those reportedly involved to desist; as such practices tend to undermine the educational system. These acts also expose students to corruption that influences their behavior once they become part of greater society upon leaving school.Deputy Minister Kotchi made the revelation last Wednesday in her position as government’s Chief Nominee to WAEC during the entity’s second consultative meetings on the successful conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in Liberia.The meeting was conducted by the Monrovia office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to give updates from the entity’s Head of National Office in Monrovia, John Y. Gayvolor, Sr., and from principals and administrators of the various senior high schools in the country.The update meeting was attended by WAEC officials, principals and administrators of the various privately-owned and faith-based institutions.At the meeting, Mr. Gayvolor expressed particular concern over Liberian students’ performances at the writing of the WASSCE where they would have to meet the WAEC distinction of at least first or second divisions.He said that Liberia’s education sector has improved in respect to writing the WASSCE; and voiced the hope that trend would continue.“However,” he explained, “for students to succeed at writing the WASSCE, it was necessary for all stakeholders to work together with the goal of strategizing to find the best way forward.”Meanwhile, in her position as government Chief Nominee to WAEC, Madam Kotchi called on school authorities to encourage instructors to conduct tutorial classes for students preparing to sit the WAEC or WASSEC.“You could organize tutorial classes to help our students and even some of the teachers themselves; because the syllabuses can be complex. You can collect a minimum amount for the tutorial classes, because we want the best out of our students and school system,” Mrs. Kotchi urged.She however called on school administrators whose students are posed to write the WASSCE to upgrade their teachers’ skills while they conduct tutorial classes to prepare for those taking exams.She then stressed the need for all schools across the country, especially those privately-owned; to better equip their laboratories and libraries in accordance with government’s quest for better educational facilities for students.In a related development, the Monrovia office of WAEC, said it had up to date, registered at least 1,205 students to sit this year’s WASSCE.Each of the registered students, who represented six of the multitude of schools across Montserrado County, had paid a fee of US$75 to sit the test. The amount from the students summed up to US$90,375.The registered students are all from various privately-owned and faith-based institutions in and around Monrovia. Principals and school administrators in the leeward counties are yet to report on any progress they have made in respect to candidates who would write the test. The exam is scheduled for May/June each year, but this year, Liberian students will sit for it in April, the WAEC Monrovia National Office confirmed at the meeting.All students from both private and public schools are allowed to write the WASSCE, which is also known by its old name–the General Certificate Examinations (GCE). However, there are rules and regulations that apply to every candidate. This examination is made for all private and public schools in West Africa through the compulsory subject areas of English Language and Mathematics with electives of the sciences that include Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– seeks to digitalise many public services Government says it will be taking another major leap towards development, this time along technological and digital lines, encouraging through legislation the use of cards to transact financial businesses.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes again on Friday said Guyana is still behind in this area, and urged that thoughts against development be wiped out.“My message to the whole of Guyana is start thinking differently. We have to start embracing the use of plastic. We have to stop walking with millions of dollars. It doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world and what we don’t realise is that there is a financial cost to operating financial system so heavily dependent on cash,” Hughes told the media on Friday.In terms of the legislation, which she hopes to take to Parliament next year, she has already had discussion with Bank of Guyana Governor Gobind Ganga.“The banking community, the Bank of Guyana is already putting things in place to up the game. So we improve and we move to a less cash-based financial system.”Hughes, giving more details into the Ministry’s plans for 2017, disclosed that it will be upping the game in the types of services government gives to citizens. She again spoke of making available online service for passport application. This she hopes could be made possible by the end of 2017.“I’d like to say to you that by the end of 2017, the passport application process should be in a digital format. You should be able to stay at home, apply for your passport and they should get a response from the passport office and they would only have to visit the office to take a photograph and uplift their passport.”She is also hoping for the same thing for the registry of births and deaths, all other services provided by government to citizens, “we want to be able to do them online”, she said.According to Hughes, a lot of persons underestimate the powerfulness and benefit of the internet.She spoke of the recently held hackathon and what she said were the amazing opportunities afforded the many, particularly the youth. There she said, a number of apps were developed.She said there was an application that was developed that was able to put farmers and markets together.“There’s a market of 100 pounds of plantains every Thursday morning, who is the farmer that delivers that plantain?” There’s an app she said that is able to address this. The Minister said she recently had a conversation with an overseas-based Guyanese who informed her of the immense need for plantains for what is said to be the fastest growing fast food chain in North America. She said through these applications, farmers can get themselves together in a network, in the “digital game” to get the businesses going and meet the capacity that is demanded in an era where everything is found online.Meanwhile, Hughes said her ministry is also seeking to expand internet and broadband access to some rural areas, especially the hinterland and rural communities.“I feel that soon we will be moving in the direction of encouraging everything digital; I feel like we have almost eight out of the ten things that we need. We just don’t maximize it.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The goal is to help Napolitano’s staff familiarize themselves with issues within her jurisdiction, which includes Pico Rivera. “This helps her and all her staff get a better understanding of what issues regarding water are in the district,” Chavez said. “It behooves us to be involved.” – Araceli Esparza PICO RIVERA – Rep. Grace Napolitano stopped in Pico Rivera last week to preview the San Gabriel Spreading Grounds Project, a nearly 700-acre “passive” recreational area slated to open to the public Saturday. It took seven years and $5 million to complete the project, officials said. During her visit Wednesday, Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, chairwoman of a House’s subcommittee on water and power, met with city officials and the Army Corps of Engineers. She also toured Bicentennial Park, the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, the former Pico Rivera Stables and the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area with about 15 members of her staff. Ray Chavez, who oversaw the Spreading Grounds Project, said Napolitano’s two-hour tour was part of a weeklong retreat the legislator organized for staff members from her Washington, D.C., and local offices.
“We will take our revenge,” the mourners chanted. “We will continue the march of Abu Risha.” The sheik was buried one year to the day after he organized Sunni Arab clans into an alliance to drive al-Qaida in Iraq from sanctuaries in Anbar province where the terror movement had flourished since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, the second-highest ranking U.S. officer in Iraq, and several high-ranking government officials attended the funeral, including Iraq’s interior and defense ministers and National Security Adviser Mouwaffak al-Rubaie. “We condemn the killing of Abu Risha, but this will not deter us from helping the people of Anbar – we will support them more than before,” al-Rubaie declared. “It is a national disaster and a great loss for the Iraqi people – Abu Risha was the only person to confront al-Qaida in Anbar.” Iraqi officials said the roadside bomb was just outside Abu Risha’s walled compound in view of a guard shack and an Iraqi police checkpoint. That raised suspicion that the killing may have been an inside job, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the information is sensitive. Sheik Jubeir Rashid, a senior member of Abu Risha’s movement, said police were questioning security guards and other staff but no arrests had been announced. During open-air Friday prayers in the streets of Baghdad’s Shiite slum Sadr City, a stronghold of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, Imam Muhannad al- Gharawi blamed the assassination on the government’s inability to secure Iraq. “The Iraqi people have lost trust with this government and killings are still going on – the latest is the assassination of the Anbar Awakening Council leader,” he told thousands of worshippers. “Everyone is threatened with death in this country as long as the American Black House is still giving the orders.” Abu Risha’s assassination cast a cloud over Bush’s claims of progress in Iraq, especially in Anbar, which had been the center of the Sunni insurgency until the dramatic turnaround by the local sheiks. Bush met with Abu Risha during a visit to Anbar on Sept. 3. In a televised address Thursday, Bush ordered gradual reductions in U.S. forces in Iraq but rejected calls to end the war. More than 130,000 U.S. troops will remain after the withdrawals are completed in July. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday raised the possibility of cutting U.S. troop levels to 100,000 or so by the end of 2008, if conditions on the ground improve enough. “It was encouraging to see the president’s comments to Americans to reinforce support for us,” said Lt. Col. Mike Donnelly, 42, of Honolulu, based at Tikrit with the 25th Infantry Division. “It was encouraging to hear what he had to say because it gives validation to what we’re doing.” Capt. Bryan Greening, 25, of El Paso, Texas, said he found no surprises in Bush’s speech. “I think the drawdown is a good idea,” said Greening, assigned to Tikrit with the 1st Cavalry Division. “The surge has done whatever it can and now it’s time to allow soldiers to go home and get some rest.” In violence Friday, a suicide truck bomb hit a police checkpoint near Beiji, 155 miles north of Baghdad, killing four policemen, a Beiji police officer said. South of Baghdad, gunmen killed three farmers who were taking their turn guarding a village, police said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An al-Qaida front in Iraq claimed responsibility for the blast that killed Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha, 37, and three companions. A statement posted on the Internet by the Islamic State of Iraq called Abu Risha “one of the dogs of Bush” and described Thursday’s killing as a “heroic operation that took over a month to prepare.” The statement could not be independently verified, but it appeared on Web sites commonly used by the insurgents. Al-Qaida earlier killed four of Abu Risha’s brothers and six other relatives for working with the U.S. military. In Diyala province, meanwhile, a bomb exploded near a U.S. military vehicle on Friday, killing four American soldiers, the U.S. command said. They were the first American deaths reported in Iraq since Monday. Many al-Qaida fighters were believed to have shifted to Diyala after Abu Risha’s tribal fighters helped drive them out of their sanctuaries in Anbar province. Scores of Iraqi police and U.S. military vehicles lined the route to protect the funeral procession as it followed the black SUV carrying the Iraqi-flag-draped coffin of Abu Risha to the family cemetery just west of Ramadi, Anbar’s capital. IRAQ: Al-Qaida group claims responsibility for Sunni’s death. Bomb kills four Americans. By David Rising THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD – Some 1,500 mourners called for revenge Friday as they buried the leader of the Sunni revolt against al-Qaida, who was assassinated by a bomb after meeting with President Bush earlier this month.
Manchester City have announced the signing of England midfielder Fabian Delph from Aston Villa on a five-year deal.The 25-year-old completed a medical on Friday and will fly to Australia over the weekend to join his new team-mates for pre-season training.Delph had rejected City’s advances last weekend when he issued a statement insisting: “I’m not leaving. I’m staying at the football club and I can’t wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club.”But the midfielder has reversed that decision and City boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted he was delighted at Delph’s decision to join City. He said: “Fabian Delph is an excellent player, and I am looking forward to working with him.“He has made a huge impact in recent seasons at Aston Villa, and is now one of the brightest young midfielders in the Premier League.“Fabian has tremendous skill and energy, and the fact that he has become a regular member of the England squad is further evidence of his progress over the past few seasons. At just 25 years old, he still has his best years ahead of him.”A statement on Villa’s official website read: “Aston Villa can confirm that Fabian Delph has exercised the release clause in his contract and will join Manchester City.“We’d like to wish him success in his future career.” Fabian Delph 1
Hundreds of people braved the rain to give a huge welcome home to European 800 metres bronze medalist Mark English in Letterkenny.The 21 year old spoke of his love of his hometown, of Co Donegal and thanked all those people who had helped him to realise his dreams.Plenty of people had plenty of good things to say about the man who promises to go on to even greater things in the months and years ahead. Many thanks to our friends at DonegalTV for the video. Simply click to play.DDTV – ‘I’LL NEVER GET TIRED SMILING AND SHAKING PEOPLE’S HANDS’ – MEDAL HERO ENGLISH! was last modified: August 20th, 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:Charlie CollinsDDTVDonegalTVletterkennymark english
The Labour Party tweeted this picture ‘mock-up’ of Pearse Doherty in New YorkSINN FEIN has defended Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty’s trip to New York to attend the annual party $500-a-head fundraising dinner there.The glamour dinner at the Sheraton Hotel was attended by wealthy supporters of the party on Thursday night.The Friends of Sinn Fein event has been taking place for many years. “Sinn Fein like to portray themselves as a party with the common touch, but that doesn’t prevent the likes of Gerry Adams and Pearse Doherty from jetting off to New York tonight for a €500-a-plate fundraising dinner, so that they can rub shoulders with some super-wealthy Americans,” said Labour TD Michael McCarthy.The Labour Party also tweeted the mock-up picture of Deputy Doherty above.But Sinn Fein hit back tonight.A party spokesman said: “It appears that Michael McCarty has dusted down someone’s old press release in regard to the visit by Gerry Adams and Pearse Doherty visit to New York. Every year Friends of Sinn Féin host a major fundraising dinner and every year a political opponent rolls out the same old line.” SINN FEIN HIT BACK AT LABOUR OVER DOHERTY’S NEW YORK FUNDRAISER was last modified: November 7th, 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:gerry adamsLabour partynew yorkPearse Doherty TD
A shocking incident, in which three people were feared drowned after a bridge connecting a village collapsed, was recorded on camera in Bihar’s Araria district.Incessant rains in Bihar for the past few weeks have created a flood-like situation in several areas. The flood fury has thrown normal life out of gear in the State.The video shows a bridge collapsing when a mother tries to cross it with her two children.