On this auspicious occasion of the festival of Deepavali, the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) would like to extend greetings and best wishes to all Guyanese, especially our Hindu brothers and sisters. Deepavali signifies, among other things, that light will eventually triumph over darkness which is a profound source of inspiration so that all mankind can remain hopeful. It also emboldens humanity with hope-giving surety that even in the face of insurmountable challenges, strength will be imbued for them to be overcome. These and the other important lessons of Deepavali provide guidance for us all as we continue to work assiduously towards the national goal of strengthening the bonds of friendship among our Guyanese brothers and sisters. It is through this that national harmony can be achieved so that we can confront challenges together and remove the dark veil of division. This, therefore, becomes essential for the furtherance of peace and goodwill and we can be comforted knowing that our combined efforts can realise that seemingly elusive light which can allow national harmony to shine through and for which we all yearn. Deepavali, like our other national festivals, is a much-anticipated event. It has not only transcended religious boundaries but has become a pillar of our cultural landscape. The traditional motorcades and their inherent beauty along with that of the thousands of flickering diyas are important conduits through splendour which brings our people from across the country together. The ERC, therefore, urges that we endeavour so that particular influence can be built upon for the promotion of harmony, unity and good relations among us all in this multifaceted society. As we gravitate towards that light of enlightenment, let us be reminded that Deepavali, through its significance, is replete with messages for togetherness. These, if heeded and inculcated, bode well for the advancement of our nation, its people and humanity at large. Shubh Deepavali to all!
Gbarpolu County Senator and former Senate Pro Tempore, Armah Z. JallahSenator Jallah: “It is becoming clear that we are not able to do this thing on our own…”Gbarpolu County Senator, Armah Zolu Jallah, is of the opinion that managing the Liberian economy may be a task too great fo the Government, and the country may need external assistance to get the job done.“We have to go back to manage the economy, and resources of the country,” Sen. Jallah said. “we might have to go back to the strategy that was employed by the international community to co-manage the resources as in the case of GEMAP; to co-manage the resources of the country with the international community and the government, so major institutions that are revenue generating and representing the international community should sit there and become co-partners in managing, because it is becoming clear that we are not able to do this thing on our own,” Senator Jallah said.Governance and Economic Management Assistance Program (GEMAP) was an effort, started September 2005, by the Liberian government and the international community, via the International Contact Group on Liberia (ICGL) to reshape the fundamentally broken system of governance that contributed to 23 years of conflict in Liberia.Senator Jallah also suggested the need to have at least a contingent of about 1000 or 500 ECOWAS peacekeepers so that those in America, Europe and Asia who want to invest in Liberia will have the confidence to come and explore opportunities and create jobs for Liberians.He emphasized the need to create the atmosphere to encourage investors to feel secured when they invest here; “where are the new major investments we can point to, we need to manage our economy with honesty, and an ECOMOG contingent can help us to build that confidence.”On the issue of printing of new banknotes, Senator Jallah said that there are still lots of unresolved issues, such as reports that the country’s reserves at the Central Bank of Liberia is not more than US$40 million, “and there is a request to print LD$35 billion. So the reserve itself will not even support the amount of money that is being requested for.”Secondly, the former Pro-Tempore maintained that to print the new currency, “we need a productive economy that can give support and value to the currency that we print. So we could print, but the amount that is being requested for to print, I will reserve my support.”“There may be a need to print some money to be able to clear the liquidity problem we have at the banks, but the quantum in which is being requested, our reserve our economic capacity does not support it. You are calling for LD$35 billion and our reserve is US$40 million. It doesn’t make sense. It is going to lead to hyper-inflation, but we should also understand that we have serious liquidity problem in the banks; we might need to print some money maybe LD$4 billion of the most recent currency to be able to serve that liquidity problem, but it can not be LD$35 billion,” the Gbarpolu Senator said.Senator Jallah said while the country is having a balance of payment issue with the economy importing more goods than it exports, “we also have the situation of trust and we need to solve that urgently, to be able to help us resuscitate the Liberian economy, and I am going to be bringing that to the debate [this week].”Mediation Ahead of CoP Planned ProtestMeanwhile, the Senate convened in executive session (behind closed doors) on Friday, December 6, for continuation of its extraordinary session with a single agenda item, to discuss the state of the economy. There was no post-discussion press briefing.With regards to the Council of Patriots’ planned protest, scheduled for December 30, Senator Jallah believes the talks are necessary to revert the country from retrogressing.He said he has initiated discussions with representatives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations with the aim to mediate between government and the leadership of the Council of Patriots (COP) over the planned ‘Weah Step Down Campaign’, scheduled for December 30, 2019.Jallah, a former president Pro-tempore of the Senate, said he has already started holding talks with some senators and eminent Liberians to help with the mediation process.“The planned protest and the government’s statement against granting of permit to the protesters should concern all of us, not only President George Weah and government officials,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this morning issued an executive order directing state agencies to provide additional resources to fight wildfires throughout California. The governor said dry conditions, combined with a cold winter that killed vegetation, have created an “increased risk of catastrophic wildfires” that “threatens the lives, property and economic well-being of the people of the state.” He ordered the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to mobilize additional personnel and equipment, along with other agencies such as the California National Guard and the Department of Corrections, to work together with local and federal agencies, other states and the government of Mexico to fight the fires. The governor’s order also included deploying additional fire safety inspectors, more staffing at Emergency Command Centers, assigning a Supertanker aircraft, and support quick efforts to address the bark beetle infestation that is killing off trees and leaving them more vulnerable to fire. The move came as officials said Los Angeles-area red-flag warnings will remain in effect through Thursday as hot temperatures and low humidity spur concerns about high fire danger. Conditions are expected to be especially hazardous at elevations over 800 feet, where humidity is expected to drop into the single digits. Temperatures are expected to top 90 in the inland areas. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The money helped pay for the land — but also fed unregulated and crime-driven trade.The authorities tore them down once growth picked up and Moscow acquired Western-style shopping centres.The one in Luzhniki only closed its doors in 2011.Putin told an annual televised phone-in that the World Cup kicking off next Thursday must leave a lasting sports legacy in which the new arenas play an integral part.“I want to address colleagues from the regions — no matter what, you cannot allow these venues to suddenly turn into some sort of markets like those in the mid 1990s,” Putin said.“That is categorically inadmissable.”Russia has spent at least $4 billion (3.4 billion euros) either building or refurbishing 12 arenas in 11 host cities for the month-long celebration of the world’s most popular sport.FIFA boss Giovanni Infantino said in a statement issued by the world football governing body on Wednesday that Russia was “100 percent ready” as hosts.“The whole world will see what a hospitable country Russia is, how well everything is organised,” said Infantino.But the World Cup’s entire budget adds up to more than $13 billion and FIFA is keen to see the investment pay dividends for Russia that make other nations want to stage future tournaments.The question of what happens to the huge arenas after the July 15 final has been hounding Russia since it won the hosting rights over England in 2010.Host city Sochi did not even have a football club until a second division side was moved there this week.Others are home to teams that have not played top flight football for years and draw just a few thousand people on the best of days.The head of Russia’s Premier League has also questioned why organisers decided against fitting the arenas with roofs that make watching games more inviting for fans in colder northern cities.– ‘Children’s sport’ –“We spent a lot of money and we need to make sure that all this infrastructure works first and foremost for the development of sport,” said Putin.“And it has to be popular sport, children’s sport. We have to create children’s and youth teams, leagues and organised competitions.”Putin also stressed that the stadiums have to become “self-sufficient”.Russia had earlier earmarked $190 million to help pay for the their operations over the coming five years.Putin’s plan for using as little of that money as possible included using the space inside the arenas for retail.“A modern stadium is not just a football pitch,” he said.“You can put anything you want there. You can install stores, cafes, restaurants … and special gyms,” said Putin.“Much will depend on regional leaders.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Russian President Vladimir Putin says World Cup must leave a sporting legacy for youth built around the new and refurbished stadiums © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 7 – President Vladimir Putin firmly told regional leaders Thursday not to turn World Cup arenas into flea markets once the football showpiece wraps up next month.Space around stadiums such as Moscow’s Luzhniki became bustling hubs that sold everything from fruit to clothes during Russia’s post-Soviet economic crisis in the 1990s.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Lindsay said it will apply to work done on airplanes as well as the treatment of passengers, particularly those with disabilities. A letter is being sent to all contractors advising them of the higher standards and warning that they could lose their contracts if there are problems. A recent study by the Transportation Security Administration found that 75percent of screeners at airports across the country failed a random test to identify dangerous devices. The TSA has assured LAX officials that the screeners who failed have received upgraded training and that LAX is well within national standards. “With the holidays coming up, we have to have a sense of urgency,” Councilwoman Janice Hahn said. “If something happens, people will be looking to us to see what went wrong.” firstname.lastname@example.org 213-978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With the holiday travel season approaching, Los Angeles officials sought assurances Wednesday that security at LAX is tightened in all areas – from federal screeners to private workers who clean airplanes. “The pressure on these folks is more intense than ever,” Councilman Jack Weiss told members of the council’s Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee. “When you’re talking about security at the airport, it has to be perfect.” Gina Marie Lindsay, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, said she has begun developing tougher standards for the private companies that provide cleaning services at Los Angeles International Airport.
The HSE has announced that a full design team have been appointed to the upgrading of Carndonagh Community Hospital.The upgrade, which will cost €1.3M, will ensure the hospital complies with the residential care standards for older people set down by Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).The team are currently progressing the preliminary design stage and carrying out condition surveys of the existing premises at the hospital. The proposed works will consist of:* Refurbishment and upgrading of the existing residential unit including maximising single and double room occupancy* Re-planning and upgrading sanitary accommodation* Enhancing accessibility for patients and visitors* Providing an extended day room and dining room for patients, with a residents garden areaImprovements with regards to infection control, energy efficiency and fabric upgrade will be included in the works.The works are planned to start on site in mid 2016 , subject to approval from HIQA and the resources being available. The projected costs will be finalised on completion of the preliminary design stage. It is expected that costs will be in the region of €1.3 million approximately.DESIGN TEAM APPOINTED FOR €1.3M UPGRADE OF CARNDONAGH HOSPITAL was last modified: June 20th, 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:Carndonagh Community HospitaldonegalHSEupgrade
Fr John Joe DuffyA well-known Donegal priest has said there is now a need to de-politicise the situation concerning the campaign to save Our services in our 3 Hospitals, Lifford, Ramelton and Stranorlar.Fr John Joe Duffy of Stranorlar was speaking after Minister Kathleen Lynch declined to meet with campaigners.Fr Duffy said “We made a request for a meeting with Minister of State at the Dept., of Health, Kathleen Lynch,T.D., independent of any politicians, and we are now very disappointed at the political opportunism on the part of some to come out and reveal the response of the Minister, before the our committee was fully briefed on the reply from the Minister.“This issue is much too serious, far too important, to play politics with, for politicians to make political gain from because we are talking about our most vulnerable,our elderly and our sick and the need to care for them at the hearts of their communities. For elderly, parents, spouses, siblings and extended family to be given every opportunity to be part of their loved one’s care. “The Save Our Services, Lifford Ramelton Stranorlar, Communinty Hospitals’ Action Group are totally resolved and fully determined in carrying this battle forward, whilst the Minister will not meet us, this still remains a political decision. We are calling on the Minister to put an immediate stay on that decision made by her and her Deparment, to reverse it, and to work with us in ensuring the continuation of all current services at our 3 Hospitals.”He said the group are now calling on the Government parties to come clean and give absolute assurances of the long term future of these Hospitals, all the long term beds, the residential units, and all current services in the 3 Hospitals.“In light of the Ministers refusal, we will now redouble our efforts, we will work with all politicians, all communities and all peoples in ensuring the success of this most important campaign.“We are now calling on people from the areas served by these 3 Hospitals, and beyond to come out and support our campaign, to march with us on Saturday the 13th, Feb, beginnig from St. Joseph’s Hospital at 1.30 pm. The march will proceed through the Twin Towns to Jackson’s Hotel for a public meeting at 2.30 pm.” ‘WE MUST NOW DE-POLITICISE OUR HOSPITAL CAMPAIGNS’ – DONEGAL PRIEST was last modified: February 10th, 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:CampaigndonegalFr John Joe Duffyhospitals
A brother of singer Dana Rosemary Scallon is to appear in court in two weeks time on three child abuse charges.The Metropolitan police in London says John Brown, who has a house in Urris, Inishowen, and an address in Bracknell, London, was charged yesterday with three cases of indecent assault.It follows complaints from two women. Mr Brown is well-known in County Donegal and was a regular spokesperson for Dana on local radio.He was also behind several building developments in Buncrana and Newtowcunningham.He will appear at a magistrates court hearing in London on June 7.The Metropolitan police say the charges arise out of an investigation into allegations dating back to the 1970s.DANA’S BROTHER DUE TO APPEAR IN COURT ON CHILD ABUSE CHARGES was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 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:DANA’S BROTHER DUE TO APPEAR IN COURT ON CHILD ABUSE CHARGES
Officer Board For 2013The following were elected to there respective positions at the club’s AGM on Sunday evening:Chairperson – Terence McGinley Vice-Chairperson – John BoyleSecretary – Stephanie KylesAssistant Secretary – Aaron KylesTreasurer – Margaret McNicholas Assistant Treasurer – Marian MurrinPRO – Daniel McGlynnRegistar/Childrens Officer – Kathleen BreslinOifig na Gaeilge/Coaching Officer – Dermot GallierAdditional Executive Members • John O Donnell• Liam Kennedy• Cathal Byrne• Danny Byrne Player’s Representative – Adrian NesbittCo. Board Deglates – Terence McGinley, Danny Byrne & John O DonnellSouthern Regional Board Deglates – John Boyle & Dermot GallierPark Committee Chairperson – Danny ByrneCurrently seeking a Chairperson for Finance Committee for the oncoming year.Managers to have their names in with Club Secretary the 31st of December 2012Many thanks to all who attended and put their names forward to be apart of the committee for the oncoming year. The club hopes for a successful and prosperous year on and off the field in 2013.Royal Flush – Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 26/11/2012 were 12, 14, 15 & 22. There was no winner. Consolation prizes went to Aidan O’Donnell jr., Brid McCallig & Nuala O’Donnell, Kilcar. Bingo in the GAA Clubhouse, Dunkineely on Friday night at 9pm. Prize money of €1170 paid out. Three of the panels are €100, €150 & €200. Many thanks to all who support our weekly bingo and royal flush draws.25 Card Drive – The 25 card drive continues this Wednesday night. There will also be a table for ladies for any interested. It commences at it’s usual time of 8:30.pm.GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 3rd, 2012 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:NAOMH ULTAN GAA CLUB NOTES
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures The winger, along with several other players including Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho and Bas Dost, has made the move after the squad was attacked at the club’s training ground in May.The fact Martins could be available for free has interested several clubs and, according to Corriere dello Sport, Arsenal and AC Milan are the two frontrunners. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Arsenal are hoping to complete a summer deal for Gelson Martins amid the uncertainty surrounding his future at Sporting.Martins, the 23-year-old, has long been linked with a transfer to one of Europe’s biggest clubs, and he could become a free agent along with many of his team-mates as they have asked for their contracts with the Lisbon club to be terminated. NEW ERA Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won smart causal 2 Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Martins is preparing to represent Portugal at this summer’s World Cup Martins is one of the Sporting players who has requested for his contract to be terminated Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade LATEST REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won crackers targets Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The pair have reportedly been tracking the Portugal international for some time and they have now been alerted to his situation.As yet it is uncertain whether Martins will be granted permission to terminate his contract with the Portuguese FA currently reviewing the situation. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ gameday cracker Latest Arsenal news REVEALED 2 silverware Arsenal have already completed one signing this summer, bringing in Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus on a free transfer, while deals for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis are expected to be announced in the near future.