Recent publications in both local and international media surrounding the secret recordings of Liberian senior security and government officials have finally claimed the attention of the 3rd Session of the 53rd Senate during its first day sitting Tuesday, January 14, 2014.In a communication dated January 7, 2014 and addressed to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Gbehzohngar Milton Findley, outgoing Senior Senator of Grand Kru County Cletus Segbe Wotorson, and Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Zulu Jallah, recommended that the Senate institutes an immediate investigation of the security apparatus, mainly the security veil around the President.The communication reads: “We present our compliments and hereby bring to your kind and urgent attention troubling developments surrounding secret recordings involving important elements of the Liberian security sector leadership reported daily in our media. While the government has informed the public of efforts mainly to bring Madam Ellen Corkrum (former Managing Director) to justice for her alleged corruption at the Robert International Airport (RIA), we believe such recordings uncover the fragility of our national security canopy surrounding the Chief Executive of the Government and also exposes the basis of public trust by public officials other than just those who have been indicted for corruption.”The Senators’ letter concluded: “ We would like to recommend that the Senate institutes an immediate investigation of the security apparatus, mainly the security veil around the President to determine the following: whether the security of the state is guaranteed in the face of present developments under the current leadership; and whether the Police Director and the Minister of National Defense will assist in the investigation to determine the challenges within the security network of our country, towards identifying potential ineffectiveness and incapability to serve as deterrent for the future.”It may be recalled that last Christmas, during a reception held at his Blamasee residence for his workers and a few journalists, Sen. Wotorson among other things said he was going to push the Senate to investigation the security network in the country.“I am very concerned about the security breach around our Head of State; that is a very serious threat for someone to have breached that security veil around our President. It is very troubling, and I am going to push in the Senate for an investigation into the security network in our country. Such A security breach is almost unheard of,” Sen. Wotorson declared.He continued: “It involves our Police Director and our Minister of Defense. Both of whom are in important sectors of the joint security of this country. We depend on them to sleep, and now I am so frightened that I cannot sleep.”Meanwhile, discussions on the communication were differed to the Thursday sitting.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
**Submitted For the first time ever the Sub Zero Running Club will be pre-registering runners and walkers for the Spring Runoff on Apr. 5. We will have a table at the Community One Stop Registration on Saturday at NPSS so interested runners and walkers can sign up ahead of time if they wish to. Distances and ages are: 1 km – ages 10 and under, 3 km – ages 11 to 15, 5 km Estimated time run – all ages, 10 km run age groups from age 17 and up, 5 km Recreational Walk and 5 km Competitive Walk – all ages. Registration fees for the Walks and Runs will be $10 for adults and $5 for kids. In addition our partner club the Sub Zero Track and Field Club will be taking registration for the upcoming season at the same place. Registration fee is $50 per athlete with a maximum of $100 per family. Practises for the Sub Zero Track and Field Club will start Tuesday Apr. 14 at 3:30 in the Bert Bowes gym. – Advertisement –
1 Chelsea skipper John Terry Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has labelled club captain John Terry as “the best centre-back in English football” ahead of Wednesday’s night trip to Leicester.Terry, who has made over 630 starting appearances for the West London club since starting out as a trainee in 1997, was named in the PFA’s team of the year on Sunday night alongside Blues defenders Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic.Although Mourinho was reluctant to compare Terry to defenders of previous generations, he was certain the former England captain is the best centre-half of his era.“In this generation, I think he is the best centre-back in English football as he has so many international caps and so many titles with Chelsea,” said Mourinho.“He is also a good goalscorer for a central defender and the team is always well organised when he is playing.“The two seasons prior to my arrival, he was not seen as an important part of the Chelsea team. He was not really playing, only sometimes on the bench, and you were anticipating his departure.“However, last season was good for him and in my opinion he has been even better this season.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAmong Globe best-drama nominees were “No Country for Old Men,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s Texas thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin; “There Will Be Blood,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s California oil-boom epic with Daniel Day-Lewis; and “Michael Clayton,” Tony Gilroy’s corporate-lawsuit drama starring George Clooney. The AFI also released a top 10 list of TV shows and movies for 2007, featuring “Dexter,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Longford,” “Mad Men,” “Pushing Daisies,” “The Sopranos,” “Tell Me You Love Me,” “30 Rock” and “Ugly Betty.” The top-10 lists were chosen by two 13-member panels, one each for movies and television. Members included actress Melissa Gilbert, filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan and critics Leonard Maltin, David Ansen and Richard Schickel. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The crime tale “No Country for Old Men,” the oil saga “There Will Be Blood” and the legal drama “Michael Clayton” were among critical favorites that landed on the American Film Institute’s list of the year’s 10 best movies. Also on AFI’s list released Sunday were the jewel-heist story “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” the stroke-victim tale “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” the road drama “Into the Wild,” the pregnancy comedies “Juno” and “Knocked Up,” the animated rodent comedy “Ratatouille” and the sibling comic drama “The Savages.” Unlike other film honors, the institute does not rank films or pick one as the year’s best. The filmmakers behind the top-10 choices will be honored at a luncheon Jan. 11. Many of the films on the list picked up Golden Globe nominations last week and are expected to compete for Academy Awards. Nominations come out Jan. 22.
Here’s what generally happens when a private-sector employee commits gross incompetence at work: He or she is fired, given a final paycheck, and goes away. For good. Here’s what happens all too often when a county employee commits gross incompetence at work: He or she is recommended for firing or suspension. Then, after an appeal before the Civil Service Commission, the disciplinary action is overturned and the employee returns to work, incompetence forgotten. According to a Daily News review, the commission overturned or reduced discipline recommended by various county departments in nearly half of all cases between 2001 and 2004. That’s hundreds of people whose bosses consider them incompetent, yet remain on the public payroll. What is most disturbing is the number of sheriff’s deputies whose discipline has been reduced. For example, nearly one-third of the discharges were reversed in 2003. The reversals concern county Inspector General Michael Gennaco, who says it’s possible that officers who have abused the public are still on the street. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsIt should concern the public as well. Public-employee unions counter that the reductions are appropriate because the system actually over-disciplines employees. That’s a laughable claim. It’s no secret that government employees are virtually guaranteed to hold on to their jobs unless they commit a major crime. For example, for years many incompetent people held jobs at Martin Luther King Jr.-Drew Medical Center, helping craft the institution’s nickname of Killer King. Clearly, there hasn’t been a rash of over-discipline. This issue goes to the very heart of what’s wrong with how bureaucracies are run and why the public is fed up with them – from school districts to the federal government. Taxpayers aren’t getting their money’s worth. The figures on discipline reversals just confirm their fear that there are virtually no consequences for incompetence. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
DONEGAL soccer star Shay Given has signed for Aston Villa today – ending his nightmare at Man City.The Lifford man had endured an incredibly frustrating time at City, failing to start one league game during the last season. The veteran keeper moved to Eastlands in 2009 but failed to nail down a first team spot after the arrival of boss Roberto Mancini.The Donegal man, who turned 35 back in April, was eager to move so he could continue to get first team football. He had been desperate to secure a permanent transfer or a loan move away from Eastlands for some time but it will be Aston Villa who win the race for his signature. Villa captain Stylian Petrov welcomed the proposed move and said last week: “Shay is one of the best keepers in the league and, if he comes to us, it will be a great signing for us.“He’s got European experience and Premier League experience so what else do you need?…. Shay would be a great signing and I hope that could happen.”Given will be replacing another veteran goalkeeper after 40-year old Brad Friedel moved from Villa to Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer.BREAKING NEWS: SHAY GIVEN SIGNS FOR ASTON VILLA was last modified: July 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Aston VillaShay Given
Donegal Gardai have been asked to hand over any in-car film footage involving a man who claimed he was having a heart attack after being stopped by Gardai.Letterkenny Court.Seamus Duffy was stopped by Gardai on April 7th last in Ballybofey during routine traffic patrol. However Mr Duffy, 50, claims he began to suffer chest pains during the incident.Gardai left the scene and Mr Duffy was transported to hospital in an ambulance.He later made an official complaint to the Garda Ombudsman about the behaviour of the Gardai involved.The Ombudsman then wrote to Mr Duffy on November 28th last informing him that both Gardai had been found to be in breach of discipline.The investigating officer said both “were found to be in breach of the Garda Siochana (Discipline) Regulations 2007 in relation to neglect of duty and were dealt with by way of Advice.”Mr Duffy has since been charged with using threatening and abusive or insulting behaviour and appeared at Letterkenny District Court to answer the charge yesterday.A further charge of obstructing Gardai against Mr Duffy of 11 Railway Railway Avenue, Killygordan, was withdrawn.Solicitor Rory O’Brien said he was making an application for CCTV footage from the Garda car involved in the incident.He said the case was a highly contentious one which had already been the subject of a Garda Ombudsman investigation.Garda Inspector John O’Toole said he did not know if there was CCTV in the Garda car and asked for the case to be adjourned until May 7th to find out.GARDAI ASKED TO HAND OVER IN-CAR FILM IN ‘HEART ATTACK CASE’ was last modified: March 9th, 2015 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:courtGardaGardaiHeart attackOMBUDSMANSeamus Duffy
When Eamonn Gallagher returned from Connecticut to his native home in Bun a’ Leaca, Gaoth Dobhair, with his wife Christine and their young family over 2 years ago, he was out of work with a family to provide for. After spending over 10 years working in the construction business in the US, Eamonn saw a gap in the market. He saw a global business opportunity, which he could run from the Donegal Gaeltacht, that would involve costing materials, labour and equipment for large scale construction projects across America. And that’s exactly what he did!The company is helped out by Údarás na Gaeltachta’s enterprise development scheme which assists entrepreneurs by encouraging new investment in Gaeltacht areas, nurturing already established businesses, and enhancing the skill base of those living in Gaeltacht communities! “We knew that we would return home one day and when you finally make the decision, you have to do whatever you can to make a living. It was daunting at first as to how we would start the business, but then I realised that with the use of modern technology and software, I could provide the service from Gaoth Dobhair to Connecticut.”“Then it all just fell into place and I am delighted to say that today, we employ 5 people from the locality and have orders secured already for the rest of 2016”, says Eamonn.“I approached Údarás na Gaeltachta when I returned home, and I have to say, the support and enthusiasm for my business idea was overwhelming. They were finalising the construction a state of the art enterprise centre called the Áislann in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park at the time.”“We soon moved in and Meastóirí Domhanda Teo was born. I honestly feel that without their support the business would not have got off the ground as quickly. I now have a team of talented staff all from the Gaoth Dobhair area, and we are extremely busy costing multimillion projects in Connecticut, New York and Boston on a daily basis from Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair.”, says Eamonn. Eamonn is one of the well known Gallagher family from Bun a’ Leaca whose family had the Gallaghers Kitchens business in the 90’s. Due to a downturn in the economy, which led to the unfortunate closure of the business, Eamonn decided to travel to Connecticut where his brother was based, and he soon discovered there was a huge demand for carpenters and framers there.Eamonn has worked on a large number of framing projects and has worked for some of the largest multi-family wood framing contractors in America providing services and quality wood framing for large-scale projects across the States. These connections have helped him to create a very impressive portfolio for his Donegal Gaeltacht operation.Róisín O’Donaghue, operations manager at Meastóirí Domhanda Teo, says, “Using state of the art software allows us to reduce the amount of time it takes to cost estimate a project by up to 30%, it allows us access to plans, instantly helping us to bid more work in less time. We can share large scale framing project plans online with the subcontractors and we can work from any location at any time.“In fact, the time difference between us and our clients in the States is an advantage. We have a report on all of the costings waiting in our clients inbox by the time they start work the next day. We facetime or Skype our meetings in the afternoon, it’s nearly as if the client was in the office with us.“Our software allows us to integrate easily from measurements to materials and, combined with our teams framing experience and client base, this gives us huge advantages in the industry”. “Moving home was most definitely the best decision we made for our family. We missed Gaoth Dobhair and our children are so happy here, even though they were born in the States, they will tell you that this is their home. Myself and my wife are delighted that we made this lifestyle decision for our family and setting up business here was the right decision for us.Our plans are to increase our client portfolio across Ireland, UK, Europe, Asia and as far as Australia over the next 2 years. We hope to create more employment and we believe that we have the right people, right here. We welcome opportunities to provide an estimating service for any construction project in Ireland and beyond”, concludes Eamonn.To learn more about Údarás na Gaeltachta’s enterprise development scheme you can visit their website!Gweedore start-up now servicing multi-million dollar projects in America! was last modified: October 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)
Join us to get in-game insights and analysis Sunday when the 49ers face the Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium starting at 1:05 p.m.Sunday is the first of three consecutive home games for the 2-10 49ers, who currently hold the No. 1 spot in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, coach Kyle Shanahan and Co. would tell you they’d rather finish out the regular season on a strong note.San Francisco sends out rookie quarterback Nick Mullens for his fifth NFL start. Mullens threw for 414 yards and a …
Even when it goes awry, the brain wins an award of cosmic proportions, according to a veteran psychiatrist.In an article for the BBC News about Sir Robin Murray’s lifelong research into the causes of schizophrenia, the interviewer put the most significant quote in the first paragraph:“We won’t be able to understand the brain. It is the most complex thing in the universe,” says Professor Sir Robin Murray, one of the UK’s leading psychiatrists.Earlier this month, though, Chris Stringer entitled an article in Nature (485, May 3, 2012, pp. 33-35, doi:10.1038/485033a ), “Evolution: What makes a modern human.” He seemed more interested in the skull – the container – than the cosmic superlative inside it.PhysOrg, likewise, put the human brain on an evolutionary continuum with those of mice, even though the scientists admitted mouse brains have not evolved since mice first scurried about. “The brains of larger mammals, such as humans, however, have a completely different structure to those of mice,” the article said, leaving some readers to wonder how evolution can produce opposites – stasis and radical restructuring – within a single theory.How does evolution get from brain to mind? Current Biology (22:10, R392-R396, 22 May 2012, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2012.03.033) recognized the philosophical difficulty in trying to explain, in material terms, something as simple as our conscious experience of qualia (singular, quale), i.e., “the phenomenal aspect of consciousness or ‘what it is like’ character of subjective experience.”Perhaps the most difficult biological question of all might be how and why electrochemical neuronal activity in the brain generates subjective conscious experience such as the redness of red or the painfulness of pain. Neuroscientists track how light impinging on the retina is transformed into electrical pulses (neuronal spikes), relayed through the visual thalamus to reach the visual cortex, and finally culminates in activity within speech-related areas causing us to say ‘red’. But how such experience as the redness of red emerges from the processing of sensory information is utterly mysterious. It is also unclear why these experiences possess phenomenal characteristics, which can be directly accessed only from the subject having the experience. This is called the ‘hard problem’ of consciousness as coined by the philosopher David Chalmers.This was no problem at all for Dan Jones, though, who in New Scientist argued that evolution wired our brains to argue. Indeed, contra Sir Robin Murray, he believed he could understand the brain. Darwin showed him how. In “The argumentative ape: Why we’re wired to persuade,” Jones tried to persuade readers that evolution wired us to engage in several logical fallacies, including confirmation bias. “We’re all guilty of flawed thinking because our brains evolved to win others round to our point of view – whether or not our reasoning is logical,” he argued persuasively, using game theory and other methods to show how our brains “evolved to” do this or that deceptive thing.Jones was sure he was not guilty himself, even if he didn’t take time to explain how he himself got outside of evolution to look back at the rest of humanity from an unguided process that produced a “flawed instrument” geared to “dupe others” rather than to recognize logic, reason, and truth – let alone qualia.Didn’t Robin Murray discuss paranoia and schizophrenia as delusions? “”The amazing thing about schizophrenia is these are people who have to live their life without being able to believe their senses,” he said. “When you or I hear something we know that it is real.” Yet Dan Jones can look at the most complex thing in the universe and argue, as if he believes what he is saying is true and real, that it is the result of pointless mutations that resulted in our brains evolving to manipulate others.Exercise: Prove that Dan Jones is not manipulating you but is logically speaking truth by using reason. Use only Darwinian presuppositions. (Warning: this is an exercise in futility.)Follow-up exercise: Provide an evolutionary explanation for the quale of futility.(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0