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Operation Contain Ebola Athletics on ‘Good Friday’

By on January 15, 2020

first_imgA two-day track and field competition which is expected to bring about 400 students from 20 senior high schools is now scheduled to kickoff on ‘Good Friday’ on 18th of April 2014 at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex, in Paynesville.Known as the National High School Athletics Championship, it was deferred from the 11th and 12th of April owing to the tight preliminary rounds’ fixture of the Intra Governmental League.According to the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF), the championship’s theme is “Athletes for a Better World” under the sub-theme “Operation Contain Ebola.”The championship, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, is also aimed to recruit young athletes for the Liberia Athletics Federation.The vice president for technical affairs of the LAF, Frederick B. Krah said during the two-day event, there will be sensitization campaign on the prevention of the deadly Ebola disease.He noted that some of the awareness messages will be: Not to eat dead bush animals; Be very careful in handling fresh bush meat; Treat your water with chlorine before drinking; Avoid eating plums/mangoes and other fruits partially eaten by bats; Avoid eating monkeys, bats, and bamboos; Prevent coming in direct contact with body fluids of infected persons or dead persons, amongst others.Mr. Krah said the competition will start with a parade from ELWA junction and an indoor program where a representative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Liberia National Olympics Committee and the Inter-School Sports Association and other well wishers, will make brief remarks.Some of the events, according the LAF Technical Manager includ1500m, 100m, 400m 4x400m, high jump, shot put, 800m, 200m and long jump.Krah said a trophy would be awarded to the overall winner of the tournament.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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LMTU Launches One Month Anti-Ebola

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgThe Liberia Motorcyclists Transport Union (LMTU) recently launched a one month national anti-Ebola campaign to show its commitment to the Ebola Must Go Campaign in accordance with a recent commitment made by the Union’s leader during the Ministry of Information regular Ebola press briefing.The LMTU Secretary General Mr. Robert Sammie asserted that the campaign is intended to get motorcyclists actively involved in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.He said that during the month long campaign, motorcyclists will carrying anti-Ebola messages and educate other motorcyclists about the necessary Ebola preventive measures.The LMTU Secretary General called on all motorcyclists to stop transporting two passengers at a time adding that they should always dress properly in long sleeve shirts in order to protect themselves from contracting the virus.The Union’s anti-Ebola campaign project was launched under the theme: “Breaking a Mode of Rapid Ebola Transmission by Using Commercial Motorcyclists as Agents of Alert in Liberia”.Chief Rider at Gobachou Red-Light Joseph Kollie who spoke for motorcyclists said, they will continue to contribute positively to the fight against the virus stating that “motorcyclists will no longer be used as a mode of transmission of the deadly Ebola virus.”He asserted that motorcyclists are prepared to join the fight and pledged to protect themselves and their families by observing all the preventive measures given by the Ministry of Health and its partners.Meanwhile, during the launch of their campaign, the Union recognized and distributed jackets to all motorcyclists who were seen observing the Ebola preventive measures such as wearing long sleeves and transporting one passenger at a time as a means of encouraging them to continue what they have already started. 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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Dr. Kearney Cougars lose to DP Todd Trojans

By on January 12, 2020

first_img**SubmittedA withering second half full court press by the DP Todd Trojans proved too much for the Dr. Kearney Cougars this morning as they fell 56-30 to drop out of contention for the North Central Zone Junior Boys Championship being played in Vanderhoof. The Cougars drop into the Consolation Bracket and will play the Fort Nelson Huskies at 6:00 PM to determine fifth and sixth places in the eight team tournament. The Huskies simply never woke up in time and were crushed by Quesnel Secondary in an early game today. Dr. Kearney looked good for the first half of their game with DP Todd, leading 20 – 14 after sixteen minutes but couldn’t match the Trojans intense full court pressure after the break. “We simply haven’t mastered all the little things we needed to do on the Press Break,” head coach Lars Jorgensen offered in analysis after the loss.  “Our athletes are as good as any here, but we haven’t played at this level often enough to be fully competitive.  More time, more repetitions and more games and we’re right there … just not this time,” he added.  “I would say that we played as well as we could in view of what we’ve been able to teach to this point.  I am pleased with our effort and the way the boys have conducted themselves.  They certainly have no reason to be distressed with their play or the fact that we lost to two good teams.” Brennan Eklund, Eric Hansen and Graham Spitzer each scored eight points in the loss.  Jorgensen singled out Spitzer for his consistent play along with point guard Sterne Jorgensen.  “I think Graham really came into his own this weekend. No matter how much pressure we were under he played extremely well and his pull up jumper is suddenly really solid.” Jorgensen said in closing. In other games, DP Todd and Quesnel were to meet in a quarter final match in the early afternoon with the winner moving on to play either John McInnis or College Heights at 4:30 PM.  The two Prince George schools, seeded #1 and #2, were to square off in the semi final game at 11:30 AM.  The loser dropping back to the B side of the tournament in an attempt to reach the final and a rematch with their cross town rival.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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2011 NLC grads and award winners

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first_imgAbout 500 graduating students from the Fort St. John Campus of Northern Lights College have been recognized in this year’s convocation ceremonies.Susana Tang, a Business Administration diploma program grad was the valedictorian.Faith Bailey, a student in the Social Services Worker diploma program, with a 4.1 grade point average, was the 2011 recipient of the Governor-General’s Bronze Medal.- Advertisement -She’s now employed in the social services field, and has future study plans aimed at acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.Meantime, Andrew Lines, an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering student at the Dawson Creek campus was a silver medal winner in the national Skills Canada competition in Quebec City earlier month.He is currently in the second semester of a three semester program, and along with the others involved…several of them college graduates…was put through a gruelling 12 hour competition.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Chetwynd home gutted by fire

By on January 11, 2020

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – At 2:30 am on December 23, 2015, the Chetwynd Fire Department responded to a house fire at 4909 46 St.The owner suffered from smoke inhalation and was transported to the Chetwynd Hospital via Ambulance. The home was totally gutted by fire and the cause of the fire is being investigated.18 firefighters attended the scene in frigid temperatures, and thank nearby residents for delivering coffee to the firefighters. The Chetwynd Fire Department is reminding everyone to be extra cautious this Christmas.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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West Ham’s Morrison agrees four-year deal with Lazio

By on January 6, 2020

first_img Ravel Morrison in action for West Ham 1 West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has agreed a four-year pre-contract with Lazio.The Hammers starlet will move to the Serie A in the summer, when his contract at Upton Park expires.Morrison has fallen out of favour at the east London club and has been sent on loan to Birmingham, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff in recent seasons.last_img

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Soap star Kirsten Storms arrested for DUI

By on January 3, 2020

first_imgShe was scheduled to appear on Oct. 2 in Van Nuys Municipal Court, Div. 103, according to the Sheriff’s Department. In addition to her role as Bonnie Rockwaller on “Kim Possible,” Storms portrays Belle Black on “Days of Our Lives” and as Maxie Jones on “General Hospital.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kirsten Storms, a soap opera actress who also appears on Disney’s “Kim Possible,” was arrested in the San Fernando Valley on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the California Highway Patrol, and she is due in court in October. Storms, 23, was arrested early Friday morning after a CHP officer saw a lit cigarette being thrown from her blue Mercedes on the Ventura (101) Freeway near Laurel Canyon Boulevard, according to an arrest report obtained by the celebrity news Web site TMZ.com. Officers “noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle,” according to the report, and Storms failed “several sobriety tests.” According to the Sheriff’s Department, Storms was booked for a misdemeanor at 3:27 a.m. Friday at the Van Nuys jail, and was released several hours later after posting $5,000 bail. last_img read more

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Local writer to host poetry, music event

By on December 25, 2019

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! NEWHALL – Local poet and Bowman High School writing teacher Richard Weekley will host Fall Fest 2005, an afternoon of poetry and music Oct. 16 in Newhall. Weekley’s new book, “The Man Who Lost His Voice,” will debut at the festival, along with the works of Steve Jackson, whose first collection of poems is titled “Wade In the Water.” Jackson and Weekley were junior high school classmates in Grand Junction, Colo. Both graduated from high school in 1963 and lost touch when they went their separate ways after graduation. When Jackson read about Weekley in a Southern California poetry publication in 1982, he found that this was indeed his childhood friend. “It turns out we were both active, internationally published poets and both living in Southern California,” Weekley said. “Since then we’ve been joyously intersecting at poetry and art events.” The poetry festival will begin at 1:30 p.m. in The Laughing Buddha Garden, 24721 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Open poetry readings, art by Claire McAuliffe and Jessica Griffin, and music by guitarist Teri Sansfield will be featured during the afternoon. Admission is free. For information, call (661) 254-5215. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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Overlook named for activist couple

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first_imgSHERMAN OAKS – The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy opened its newest scenic overlook Wednesday, dedicating a crescent-shaped stop on Mulholland Drive to longtime preservationists Lotte Melhorn and her late husband, Charles Melhorn. Beginning in the early 1970s, the couple lobbied the City Council and regional leaders to create the Mulholland Scenic Parkway and to set aside small pockets along the road for visitors to stop and admire the views. “Charles and Lotte were among a small nucleus of people who saw the value of the road and the uniqueness of the road and planned to save it for future generations,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Today, Mulholland Drive is one of the region’s major tourist destinations, drawing visitors from around the world. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “You come to these overlooks during the summer or all through the year and hear maybe three or four languages being spoken,” said Joseph Edmiston, executive director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The new overlook is the eighth official stop on the drive, about halfway between Beverly Glen and Coldwater Canyon boulevards. It stands above million-dollar homes and a brush-covered slope that is one of the few natural wildlife corridors through the mountains. The $250,000 park is built within the road right-of-way and includes a path, cement benches and native plants. Lotte Melhorn, who celebrated her 90th birthday Wednesday, no longer drives on her beloved scenic road, but she had a few words for the people who do: “Please enjoy Mulholland. Don’t race it.” Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com 160Want 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

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Local Wind Action group questions legality of billion-Euro wind farm

By on December 22, 2019

first_imgMarie Scanlon of the Finn Valley Wind Action group expresses her dismay on the lodgement of a pre application consultation for Planree Ltd. with An Bord Pleanala in relation to the proposed billion-Euro wind farm in Carrickaduff, which may be opened as soon as December 2017.The legality of the grid connection itself is called into question by Finn Valley Wind Action.A Facebook page which is supported by over 1,000 people was made by concerned locals in Donegal who opposed the plans for the wind farm. They are  investigating the impact a wind farm may have on the local community from Castlefin, through the Finn Valley, Mourne Derg and on to Barnesmore Gap. Marie said; “Although we disclosed a few weeks ago that we believed a new application was imminent, we are disappointed to learn that Planree Ltd have lodged a pre application consultation with An Bord Pleanala with a view to a renewed application in the area.”“This comes closely followed by incredible revelations in the press in the last week over claims made by Mr Noel Shortt, a Derry businessman, in an Oxford Court of a mystery windfarm development in Donegal.”“On the court record, in defence of a business associate facing a jail term for motoring offences, Mr Shortt claimed that 35,000 acres had been acquired from 100 farmers and that a billion euro windfarm project in Donegal was at risk.”“This story created great worry and speculation particularly in the Finn Valley area yet during the week both DCC and ABP have denied any knowledge of this project.” “In the penultimate stages of Planree’s initial planning process we learned that Planree had acquired a grid connection from a previously refused windfarm in West Donegal. We have reason to believe that serious questions hang over the transfer and legality of this grid connection.”“We have subsequently learned that Cuilfeach Teoranta of which Mr Shortt was a director was the company involved in the transfer of the grid connection in West Donegal to Carrickaduff.”“Too many unanswered questions lie around how the grid connection was obtained and indeed the parties involved in the transfer which may question its validity. More transparency is required and we are asking for a full disclosure of the facts including, the location of this wind farm disclosed by Mr Shortt in the Oxford Court and what connection Planree have to this if any.”“Due to the effect this development would have the local community we call for a full investigation be carried out by the relevant authorities.”“Finn Valley Wind Action group remain committed to opposing any development that would have any effect on the daily lives and amenities of the local residents of the Finn Valley area.” Local Wind Action group questions legality of billion-Euro wind farm was last modified: October 2nd, 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)last_img read more

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