first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has acknowledged the tremendous efforts of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, Orlando Bloom, in rallying international support aimed at addressing the needs of children throughout the world.The President commended the UNICEF Ambassador last week when he met with her at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia. Ambassador Bloom was accompanied to the meeting by UNICEF Country Representative Sheldon Yett.President Sirleaf used the occasion to praise UNICEF’s role in the fight against Ebola and its partnership in the cash transfer program being implemented by the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection.She acknowledged the spirit of volunteerism and resilience of the young people, many of whom were working with UNICEF, who demonstrated leadership, empowerment and ownership to significantly reverse the trend amid the outbreak of EVD.The President intimated the pivotal role of surveillance in proportion to contact tracing that became a game-changer in the combat against the Ebola virus disease in the country. She had earlier, in an Executive Mansion press statement, praised the efforts of churches, faith-based institutions, doctors, nurses, the technical teams as well as everybody who rose to the occasion in the combat against the epidemic. It was important to recognize and support those that are making every effort to pull themselves out of a particularly challenging circumstance, she said.She then pinned Mr. Bloom with a Brussels Airlines inspired badge with the inscription: “Africa Is Not Ebola” and prevailed on him to continue to serve humanity.Ambassador Orlando Bloom had earlier thanked President Sirleaf and her government for leading the effort in bringing communities together to do so well for their country. He indicated that there is a difference between a war situation and the Ebola outbreak. “In war,” he said, “you can see your enemy unlike Ebola.”He said Liberians had indeed made remarkable progress. His visit was an opportunity to convey to the international community the need for support to keep blazing the trail.Mr. Bloom also visited Grand Cape Mount and Bomi Counties as well as the Township of West Point.Speaking to locals on the ground, the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador said his field visits to Bomi County brought him into contact with a lady who is a beneficiary of the cash transfer program.  She is currently engaged in the sale of charcoal and has managed to acquire a plot of land.  These kinds of interventions give hope and help to de-stigmatize people.Mr. Bloom praised the courage of young girls in the Township of West Point who have become the torchbearers of inspiration and a sense of belonging. For his part, UNICEF Country Representative to Liberia, Mr. Yett, informed President Sirleaf that the Goodwill Ambassador’s visit to Liberia was to see the incredible work government is doing in the fight against Ebola through social mobilization, community ownership and leadership structures.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img…in BerbiceThree West Coast Berbice residents were on Tuesday afternoon taken into Police custody after they were found to be in possession of a quantity of cannabis.According to information received by the Police, an intelligence led operation resulted in ranks of the Force visiting a location at D’Edward, West Coast Berbice, at around 15:40h on the day in question. A search was conducted and in excess of five and a half kilograms of cannabis was discovered.The suspects, ages 20, 23 and 30, were all detained and are expected to be charged in relation to the offence soon.last_img read more

first_imgThe boundaries of NRIPC correspond to the boundaries of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.“The NRIPC’s goal is to prevent further degradation of ecosystems by invasive plants and to rehabilitate ecosystems that have been degraded by invasive plants within northeast B.C.,” writes co-chair of the committee Katherine Capot-Blanc.Responsibilities include the implementation of the NRIPC strategic plan and integration of awareness, partner recruiting, site reporting, planning, inventory, treatment of invasive plants and reporting.- Advertisement -“The coordinator will also insure efficient and effective administration and coordination of invasive plant management programs, crews and contracts including the NRIPC inventory and treatment contract and crews fielded by NRIPC partners and other stakeholders.”You’ll also assist with the NRIPC Steering Committee and Invasive Plant Council of B.C. as required.Qualified candidates are asked to have strong communication and organizational skills.Advertisement If you’re interested, contact Capot-Blanc at 250 774 6313 or email chair@nripc.com.last_img read more

first_imgInstead, he has told his players to use their form of last year — in which they also set records for most points, wins and goals in the Premier League era — to launch another championship charge.“People say now we have to forget what we did last season. No way,” said Guardiola.“I don’t want to forget what we have done last season. I know exactly what we did to achieve that, and that is where we start from. That’s the basic principle.“Now, when I say something to them, they know exactly what we have to do.”City kick off the league campaign with one ‘title’ already in their trophy cabinet, after last weekend’s comfortable Community Shield victory over Chelsea.Although the competition hardly carries the weight of other trophies, it was an emphatic statement from City that they are ready to continue where they left off last season.“That’s the dream,” Guardiola said. “A win helps to win more. You don’t choose titles and it (Community Shield) was a final and we spoke about that.“They know we work a lot and I have spoken many times with them. I work a lot and I am good on that.“I have said many times I am not a special guy but I am so good at working, working, working a lot and they have to work too.“It is impossible to have the season all the time that is perfect.“We will have bad moments and we will have to work to overcome them because in the end the players react to what the club is, what the manager and the staff are.”– ‘Do our job’ –Despite last season’s stunning achievements, Guardiola was his usual guarded self when talking about City’s prospects for the year ahead, believing as many as five other teams could prevent him from becoming the first manager in a decade to retain the title.“We can do our job, yes, but maybe Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea can do their job better and win,” he said.“Forget how much Liverpool have spent because they may have spent a lot, but last season they were a good team as well.“Maybe Tottenham could not spend because of the stadium, but there is Chelsea with Jorginho, Kovacic and Kante in the middle, and Hazard, Willian, Pedro and Morata up front so you cannot say they are not contenders to win.“Or Manchester United. People ask how will they do, but I know a little bit about the manager and in that situation how good they handle that. Arsenal are other contenders too. That’s why it is nice.“But if we do our job, we will be there. We were the best last season, definitely, there is no doubt about it.“We can be excellent, but others can be too – there can be six contenders.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pep Guardiola wants his Manchester City stars to build on last season’s success © AFP / Glyn KIRKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 12 – Pep Guardiola insists his Manchester City players should remember their all-conquering form of last season when their title defence kicks off with a testing visit to Arsenal on Sunday.The City manager has rejected the notion that his stars, who won the league title by a record 19 points three months ago, should forget about that glorious campaign and focus only on the months ahead.last_img read more

first_img Jurgen Klopp has opted to start Roberto Firmino up top against Chelsea 1 Liverpool visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, and Jurgen Klopp has made a significant change in attack in his starting line up.With Christian Benteke missing out on League Cup action midweek, Divock Origi was anticipated to be handed a third successive Premier League start.Klopp, however, has opted to play Roberto Firmino as a false no.9 – which has been met well by Liverpool supporters.Take a look at the reactions to Liverpool’s XI to face Chelsea below…last_img read more

first_imgThe local It’s Only Tuesday Productions will present “Jazz It Up,” a tribute to choreographer Bob Fosse, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $14. Call (661) 723-5950. Palmdale Repertory Theatre will present the Tony-winning comedy-drama “Mornings at Seven,” 8 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, and 2 p.m. Jan. 15 and Jan. 22 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E., Palmdale. Tickets: $12; or $10 for seniors, students and military personnel. Call (661) 267-5684. “Retro Vacation Slide Show,” culled by Charles Phoenix from garage sales and elsewhere, will be shown, 8 p.m. Jan. 21, at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $15. Call (661) 723-5950. Pianist Jim Wilson will perform with a cinematic multimedia montage, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $20; or $15 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Travelogue on western Canada will be presented, 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 267-5684. Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa dj Wayne Molina performs, 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. Ranger-led nature hikes are held at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15, at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester at (661) 718-8997. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, Attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,The local It’s Only Tuesday Productions will present “Jazz It Up,” a tribute to choreographer Bob Fosse, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $14. Call (661) 723-5950. Palmdale Repertory Theatre will present the Tony-winning comedy-drama “Mornings at Seven,” 8 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, and 2 p.m. Jan. 15 and Jan. 22 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E., Palmdale. Tickets: $12; or $10 for seniors, students and military personnel. Call (661) 267-5684. “Retro Vacation Slide Show,” culled by Charles Phoenix from garage sales and elsewhere, will be shown, 8 p.m. Jan. 21, at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $15. Call (661) 723-5950. Pianist Jim Wilson will perform with a cinematic multimedia montage, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $20; or $15 for students, seniors and military. Call (661) 267-5684. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, Attention: Entertainment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Travelogue on western Canada will be presented, 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th St. E. Tickets: $5. Call (661) 267-5684. Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays at Harry’s Place at the Antelope Valley Inn, 44055 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Salsa dj Wayne Molina performs, 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call (661) 948-4651. Ranger-led nature hikes are held at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15, at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester at (661) 718-8997. last_img read more

first_imgCOMÓRTAS – AN TEANGA AGUS EALAÍNE LE CHÉILE Tá deis iontach ag na Gaeil ina gcónaí thar lear an teanga agus ealaíne a thabhairt  le chéile i gcomórtas nua eagraithe ag Glór na nGael. Tar éis do rath comórtas na gcártaí Nollag 2010, tá Glór na nGael i mbun comórtas ealaíne nua a eagrú. Is mar chuid de chomórtas Global Gaeilge atá an comórtas á eagrú.Mar sin de, faigh i dteagmháil le do ghaolta Dhún na nGall agus d’fhéadfadh go mbeadh buaiteoir ón chontae againn!Tá an comórtas briste suas ina dhá chuid – ceann do dhaoine óga faoi shé bliana déag d’aois agus ceann do dhaoine fásta. Beidh duaischiste de €500 le fáil ag an seisear buacach – triúr as rannóg na ndaoine óga agus triúr as rannóg na ndaoine fásta. Beidh sé dhuais de €500 ag dul do na cártaí is fearr, trí cheann in aghaidh na rannóige. Is iad na critéir don dá chomórtas: Caithfidh teachtaireachtaí ar na cártaí bheith trí mheán na Gaeilge;Caithfidh na hiontrálaithe bheith ina gcónaí taobh amuigh d’Éirinn;Caithfidh na cártaí bheith ag Glór na nGael roimh 31 Deireadh Fómhair 2011. Ní mheasfar iontrálacha a thagann tar éis don dáta seo;Ní chóir go mbeadh iontrálacha níos mó ná leathanach A4; Ní ghlacfar le hiontrálacha ach leis na hábhair seo a leanas: péint, pinn luaidhe, criáin, pastail/cailc nó dúch ar pháipéar nó ar chárta;Ba chóir mionsonraí teagmhála an iontrálaí bheith leis an iontráil;Ní fhillfear na hiontrálacha chuig na hiontrálaithe. Tá an comórtas á eagrú le tacaíocht ón Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha.  Caithfidh na cártaí bheith faighte ag Glór na nGael roimh 31 Deireadh Fómhair 2011 agus ní ghlacfar le hiarratais a thagann isteach tar éis an dáta sin.Tá tuilleadh eolais faoin chomórtas le fáil ó Ghlór na nGael ag an uimhir: +353(46)943 0974.Iarrtar ar Gaeilgeoirí thar lear a bhfuil suim acu sa chomórtas a n-iontrálacha a chur chuig:Glór na nGaelRáth CairnBaile Átha BuíContae na MíÉireCOMÓRTAS – AN TEANGA AGUS EALAÍNE LE CHÉILE was last modified: October 3rd, 2011 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:COMÓRTAS – AN TEANGA AGUS EALAÍNE LE CHÉILElast_img read more

first_imgIn spite of years of job losses, Los Angeles County’s manufacturing sector remains the strongest in the nation, according to a report released today. According to the study by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., manufacturers employ 470,400 workers, stretched across industries as diverse as aerospace, fashion, cars and biomedical device production. On a broader scope, Los Angeles and the five surrounding counties have such a huge manufacturing base 915,900 jobs that the region by itself outpaces every other state in the country. While the county will likely shed another 5,000 jobs this year, the study’s authors noted that the sector remains a key part of the region’s economy. “We’ve sort of walked away from manufacturing, but it’s very important to focus on it,” said Jack Kyser, co-author of the report and chief economist for the LAEDC, a private, nonprofit business development group. “It creates middle-class jobs and revenue for cities and local governments.” And those jobs aren’t even necessarily reflected in employment data, the report found, as many small manufacturing companies don’t show up in government surveys and larger employers often rely on temporary workers to complete orders. Kyser will present the data today at the Westec 2006 Exhibition and Convention, an annual trade show hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The companies presenting there still keep money flowing in the regional economy, he noted, so government and regional planners shouldn’t ignore them when it comes to redevelopment. This has been a hard sell in years past, as planners hungry to capture sales tax revenue have approved conversion of industrial land to shopping centers. While projects like Burbank’s Empire Center, partially on the site of the former Lockheed assembly site, or The Plant in Van Nuys, converted from General Motors’ shuttered factory, have proved successful at bringing in commerce, they also take up prime land that will likely never go back to manufacturing sites that offer good wages and benefits to blue-collar workers. Compounding the problem, the increased value of residential land has led developers to seek out former industrial sites to build apartments, condos and homes. “If we’re not careful, we’ll fall out of balance in our rush to create homes, schools and parks,” said Bill Allen, LAEDC’s president and chief executive officer. “They’re all desperately needed, too, but we have to make sure it doesn’t come at the expense of the jobs that will pay for them.” Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith, who represents the Northeast San Fernando Valley, has begun formulating a strategy in recent months to protect industrial property to provide for future economic expansion. Similarly, the Valley Economic Development Center has developed a strategy to create and retain small manufacturers that can make products that cannot be easily outsourced, such as high-tech machines or quickly fabricated merchandise. “If it continues to get bought out or zoned out, we’ll become a retail and service economy,” said Jenni Kwon, director of economic development for the Van Nuys-based VEDC. “If we can protect and maintain more property for manufacturing and come up with incentives to keep those jobs here, it’ll only help the local economy.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com (818) 713-3738 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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

first_imgThe Bord Na nOg AGM was held last weekend and there was a large attendance. This was a very progressive meeting with many topics and strategies discussed and the following officers were elected for 2012: Chairman – Gary Boyle, Secretary – Declan Martin, PRO – Michael Logue, Registrar – Declan Martin and Regional Board Delegate – Charlie Boyle/Declan Martin. Anybody interested in getting involved with a team is asked to contact the board. Managers for teams for 2012 will be approved at the monthly meeting in January.Under 8 and under 10 training has finished up for this year and will resume again in the new year.U12 Training continues in the Dungloe gym on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm. There is a level 1 coaching course taking place this Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December for all coaches who have completed the Foundation level and are ready to move to the next level. It is important that we continue to develop and have recognised coaches in place for the underage teams. Contact Gary Boyle for details or if you are interested on 0863546193.Well done RCS who are through to the Senior Schools Final after beating a much fancies Kilcar team last week. Good luck to all involved in the final.The Club had a very successful Scrap Saturday last Saturday and thanks to all whom contributed and helped out on the day.Potential Michael Flately’s or Jean Butler’s are being identified for a Night of Jigs and Reels. Big speculation surrounds the names of the dancers for the 2012 Jigs n Reels which will take place in Aislann Rann na Feirste on March 31st. The club wish to express thanks to the companies and business premises who have renewed the Annual Yearly Rental for Advertising space at Mullaghderg Park.”The Banks”. We welcome and thank the new Advertisers who have come on board this year.Ta muid fior bhuioch do An Roinn Ealion Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta as diolachan deireanach do E3003 fuighleach deontas do oibreacha forbairt ar Phairc Mhullachdearg a iocFogra; Next fundraising event for Peil na mBan,(ladies and under age girls) will be A Walk and Cross Country Run on Boxing Day 26th Dec. This event needs the support of players, parents and the general public to ensure our club can improve and compete in all competitions next year. Anyone willing to help to organise this event contact; Donal O’Searcaigh. Further details will be carried in next week’s notes.Lotto details for week 23rd November. Jackpot 3200 euro. No jackpot winner with three match 3 winners – Mia Nic Ruairi – Ranamona, Pat Duffy – Mullachdubh, Charles Gillespie – Mullachdubh. Numbers were 3-8-12-19.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ie GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: November 29th, 2011 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

first_imgGoalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher has signed a new contract with Finn Harps for the 2017 season. Manager Ollie Horgan says the decision of the 24-year-old to agree terms is a huge boost as he continues the work of building a squad that can compete in what will be a hugely competitive League of Ireland Premier Division.“I’m very pleased to have Ciaran on board again. He has been a key player for me over the past two seasons” Horgan said. Ciaran Gallagher made his debut for Harps when he came on as a second-half substitute for the injured Gavin Cullen in the 1-0 defeat against Sporting Fingal at the Morton Stadium in April 2009, just two days after his 17th birthday, and at the end of that season he signed a two-year contract extension.The Raphoe man signed for Roddy Collins at Derry City in the pre-season of 2014 but only made three appearances before rejoining Finn Harps at the end of that year.He kept 17 clean sheets as Finn Harps were promoted to the Premier Division after overcoming UCD and Limerick in the play-offs.The signing will be a boost to Harps who lost Tony McNamee to Swilly Rovers earlier this week. Harps receive boost as goalkeeper Gallagher signs new contract was last modified: December 5th, 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) Tags:Ciaran Gallagherfinn harpslast_img read more