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Webbo Chiefdom, Thanks for Electing New Corps of Officers

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first_imgDear Mr. Editor:Permit me space in your widely read newspaper, the Daily Observer, to express my thanks and appreciation to the great people of Webbo Chiefdom, for the successful elections just conducted, which resulted into the new corps of officers being elected. They are going to be responsible to transform the lives of the people of Webbo Chiefdom.It may be recalled that “Webbo Nyaaken”, was recognized when Liberia was divided into provinces as the cradle of civilization and the southeastern provincial headquarters. Besides, it was rated as first among equals for outstanding Revenue collection, administrative and educational performance. However, despite this recognition years ago, the Chiefdom lacks development presently.It is against this backdrop that citizens of this great land decided to organize a development association with the mandate to promote development. The Chiefdom consists of three clans: Kitoken, Gbokoken, and Douboken.Some of the newly elected officers are Mr. Mark T. Wilson, president, Ms. Martina T. Collins, vice-president, G. Wah Bohlen as general secretary and Daniel Wilson as speaker.We pray that God Almighty will give the elected officers the strength, power, and wisdom in the discharge of their duties. In the great cause of the people of Webbo Chiefdom and River Gee County, the struggle continues.Very Truly Yours,Isaac Ylogboh BohlenClass of “84” Webbo High SchoolShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 9 rape investigations still ongoing

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first_imgThe investigations into a rape allegation in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) are said to still be ongoing, weeks after the report was made. The particulars of the case state the Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO) of Region Nine had allegedly sexually assaulted a senior official attached to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).Since the allegation surfaced a few weeks ago, authorities have been quiet on the issue since the report was allegedly made at the Lethem Police Station. The Regional Chairman was first to speak out on the issue after the victim lodged her report.In a telephone interview with Guyana times, Regional Chairman Bryan Allicock stated that he has not heard anything further on the investigation since the initial complaint. However, he assured that the matter is with the Police.It was alleged that Sherwin Wellington, the region’s DREO, had raped one of his female colleagues while they were on a business trip to a Region Nine community. They had travelled to the village of Karasabai on behalf of the RDC to be a part of an outreach programme.Wellington had subsequently denied knowledge of any event of the sort, also noting that he had never been informed of a report being made against him.“We don’t know about that. No, I am not aware of that. If someone makes an allegation, it has to be reported to the station. There’s a procedure. I’m not aware of a report being made, and (I’m not aware of) the incident. If anything, the Police would have called me; they have not called me,” the man had said.This is the second time that such an allegation has risen out of the region. In 2016, then Regional Executive Officer, Carl Parker was accused of raping a female colleague who was serving on the Regional Democratic Council.last_img read more

Lack of fuel caused 2016 Brazil football team plane crash

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first_imgThe probe was launched after the tragic crash in the Colombian mountains in November 2016, which claimed the lives of 71 people, including all but a handful of players from the Chapecoense team, from southern Brazil.Only six people survived, three of them Chapecoense players.The tragedy cut short the club’s fairy tale rise from obscurity to the finals of the regional Copa Sudamericana tournament, in which they were to face Atletico Nacional of Medellin.The accident “was caused by the plane’s empty fuel tank as a result of inappropriate risk management by LaMia,” said Miguel Camacho, who heads the authority’s accident investigation branch.Investigators from Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia had been probing the cause of the crash, with Friday’s report confirming what had been a leading theory after a recording emerged in which the pilot radioed the control tower to report a fuel emergency.Following a preliminary investigation a month after the crash, the Colombian aviation authority said it believed the airline had disregarded international rules on fuel reserves.In its report Friday, the aviation authority said it had found sufficient “evidential and technical support” to corroborate that theory.“The aircraft was carrying 9,073 kilograms of fuel, which was insufficient to fly” between Santa Cruz, Bolivia and its final destination, the international airport in Rionegro outside Medellin.“It did not meet the minimum fuel standard for an international flight,” he said.The probe, which also involved investigators from Brazil, Bolivia, Britain and the United States, said the airline was in “a precarious financial situation” and that it was also not the first time it had allowed planes to fly “with critically low supplies of fuel.”It also suggested that the pilots were aware of the fuel emergency for some time before contacting air traffic controllers in Colombia, who were exonerated of any responsibility for the crash.– ‘Lack of supervision’ –The November 2016 crash claimed the lives of 71 people, including all but a handful of players from Brazil’s Chapecoense Real football club © AFP/File / LUIS ACOSTAForty minutes before the accident, “there was an indication in the cabin about the low fuel level and from that moment, the plane was already in an emergency,” Camacho said.However, “the crew did not inform air traffic control about this emergency to request priority” landing, he said, without suggesting why.As well as lacking fuel, the plane was also overweight by about 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds).“In light of the factors which contributed to causing this tragic accident, there were latent shortcomings on the part of LaMia relating to a failure to comply with fuel policies, a lack of supervision and operational control,” the civil aviation authority said in a statement.Shortly after the crash, Bolivia suspended LaMia’s permit to operate, effectively shutting it down.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A 2016 plane crash in Colombia killed 71 people, including all but a handful of players from Brazil’s Chapecoense football club © AFP/File / RAUL ARBOLEDABOGOTA, Colombia, Apr 27 – The 2016 plane crash that nearly wiped out an entire Brazilian football team was caused by a lack of fuel, Colombia’s civil aviation authority said Friday, following an extensive investigation into the disaster.It blamed the shortage of fuel on mismanagement by LaMia Airlines, a now-defunct Bolivian charter firm that specialized in flying Latin American football clubs.last_img read more

Spurs star on title race: ‘We’ll stay positive and keep doing what we’re doing’

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first_imgTottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane against fierce rivals Arsenal in an exhilarating north London derby on Saturday afternoon.It was the second game in succession that Spurs had dropped valuable points – in which victory in either would have sent them top – therefore allowing Leicester City to extend their lead over their title rivals.But Harry Kane, who netted a stunning, curling strike against the Gunners, has insisted that, despite the disappointment of the result, his side remain positive as the race for the Premier League trophy hots up.“I got the ball out my feet and thought ‘why not?’ and as soon as I hit it, I could see it going to that far post,” he said of his goal – just his second in seven games.“To see it go in brought out a lot of emotion. From there, you just want to finish it off and win the game and be happy for the rest of the week.“We’re leaving disappointed but look, we have to move on, we played well again and there is a long way to go, not just in the Premier League but we’ve another important game in the Europa League coming up this week,” the England international continued.“We’ll stay positive and keep doing what we’re doing.” 1 Harry Kane celebrates after scoring Tottenham’s second in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the weekend last_img read more

Santa Clarita prep roundup

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Outlook: Hart, which has won 16 in a row, looks to parlay momentum following emotional victories over Canyon in Saturday’s Southern Section final and San Diego in Tuesday Southern California Regional opener against the Southern Section Div. I-AA champion. Taylor Lilley, who scored 28 points (with six 3-pointers) in the 61-59 upset of San Diego, is Hart’s top player. The 5-foot-6 senior has committed to Oregon and has made a school single-season record 118 3-pointers. Since a 30-point loss Febn. 3 to Dominguez of Compton, top-seeded Lynwood has won seven in a row, with an 88-35 victory over Stockdale in the first round of the regionals. The Knights, seeking their fourth state title, are led by Lenita Sanford, a 6-foot-3 All-America prospect who averages 21 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks per game. Hart, which has won three section titles since 1989, has never advanced to a regional final. _ Gerry Gittelson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PREP GIRLS’ BASKETBALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONALS DIV. I SEMIFINALS TONIGHT, 7 HART (28-4) at LYNWOOD (18-5) last_img read more

‘We have a lot of heart, a lot of character’ – Arsenal ace hails Stoke display

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first_img1 Hector Bellerin and Alexis Sanchez celebrate an Arsenal goal against Stoke Hector Bellerin thought Arsenal showed they have “a lot of heart and character” during Saturday’s 4-1 win at Stoke.The fifth-placed Gunners went into the contest at a ground where they had won just once in their previous eight Premier League visits knowing only a victory would really do in their quest for Champions League football.They appeared comfortably on course for three points after Mesut Ozil put them 2-0 up in the 55th minute, adding to Olivier Giroud’s first-half opener.But Stoke then applied some pressure and pulled a goal back through substitute Peter Crouch’s controversial 67th-minute effort that saw the ball go in off his hand.Arsene Wenger’s men responded to that setback in fine style, keeping the Potters at bay before strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Giroud wrapped up the win.And Arsenal full-back Bellerin, who provided assists for his side’s first and third goals, told the club’s official website: “That’s something this team has.“We have a lot of heart, a lot of character and, even though in some games it may not look like we’ve shown it, the team really wants to be there (in the Champions League) and we’ve shown that (against Stoke).“We knew that we were playing for our lives really, so any result other than a win wasn’t good for us.“We knew that at the start of the game, so we knew we had to win no matter what. I think the team did really well.”Gunners defender Rob Holding echoed Bellerin’s sentiments in terms of how the team handled things after Crouch scored.“He got that goal and their fans got a bit louder, so we showed a bit of character to stay in the game when they had seven corners in a row,” Holding said.“We just had to withstand it and then score more goals on the break to polish it off.”On Crouch’s goal, he added: “I didn’t see it go in, but I saw some of the lads shouting and waving their arms about. It went in but we got the result, so it doesn’t matter.”Crouch admitted the ball had struck his hand when he scored, but was only sorry Stoke – victorious in just one of their last 10 games – could not salvage anything from what was their final home match of the season.“I just threw everything at it and it’s come off my hand a little bit but it was a goal and I was pleased to score another one,” the veteran striker told Stoke City Player regarding his ninth goal this term.“It’s just a shame we didn’t get the result we would have liked.“I thought we were going to get back into the game but with us throwing men forward you know that Arsenal can pick you off and that’s what happened in the end.“I don’t think we’ve been at it towards the end of the season and it’s been very frustrating, certainly to watch and be a part of.“It’s a shame we didn’t finish as well as we would have liked in front of our own fans but we’ll go again next season.“We will regroup, look at a few things and be a lot stronger next year.”last_img read more

LADIES GFA: GAOTH DOBHAIR CROWNED JUNIOR A CHAMPS

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first_imgTHE ladies of Gaoth Dobhair have returned home in a cavalcade this evening after celebrating their Junior A Championship crown.The west Donegal club defeated Noamh Conaill by 5-15 to 0-10 in the final this afternoon.It’s the club’s first ever Junior ladies title. Two goals from Rachael McGee and others from Aisling Cassidy, Aisling Gillespie and Caroline Sharkey saw them to victory.LADIES GFA: GAOTH DOBHAIR CROWNED JUNIOR A CHAMPS was last modified: August 25th, 2013 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)last_img read more

McShock as McDonald’s Letterkenny closes for a month

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first_imgFast food fans have been left a little confused, and hungry, after the McDonald’s restaurant in Letterkenny closed on Monday for an extensive revamp.The Pearse Road franchise will be closed for business from January 22nd until Tuesday, February 27th 2018. Steel barriers surround the outlet and drive-thru, while cars are having to turn at the entrance.Customers are not to worry about the future of their Big Mac fix though, as the company promises to reopen with a fully modernised development. The new-look McDonald’s will be fitted with self–order kiosks that allow customers to browse menus, see nutritional info and personalise their meals. The kiosks will be placed to speed up the service even more as they allow customers to consider their options before they get near the counter.Other new features will cater to the tech-loving customers, as phone chargers will be installed along with interactive tablets so diners can browse the web during their visits.“We think you’ll like the changes we’re making,” the McDonald’s notice says.Will you be able to last the McWait?  McShock as McDonald’s Letterkenny closes for a month was last modified: January 26th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:letterkennymcdonaldsrestaurantlast_img read more

AgCredit forms Mission Fund

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AgCredit — one of northern Ohio’s largest lenders for farmers, rural homeowners and agribusiness — is pleased to announce the recipients of the AgCredit Mission Fund.This is the first year of the fund and grants were awarded on an application-based system within the following four focus areas.Education: Educating young, beginning or future farmersEnvironment: Maintaining or improving the quality of the rural environmentTechnology: Supporting the advancement and utilization of technology for the benefit of farmers and rural communitiesQuality of Rural Life: Programs, projects or initiatives that enhance the quality of life for farmers and rural communities“We are proud to support our surrounding community and invest in the future of agriculture. We look forward to honoring these recipients and learning more about their projects at our 2019 Annual Meeting in April,” said Brian Ricker, AgCredit President and CEO. The 2018 recipients are:Acres of Adventure, Inc., Crawford County, $10,000Acres of Adventures focuses on helping the non-farm public connect with food and farming. Funds will be used to build the Learning Center. The Learning Center will feature different areas specific to agricultural subjects including hands on exhibits to promote Ag to the public. The building will also have meeting space available for different groups and events to use. Center for Innovative Food Technology, Lucas County, $10,000Their goal is to train Ohio teachers to help students secure the credential before graduation and choose a career in agribusiness, food science/processing or farming. The funds will be used to develop a professional teacher training pilot focused on modern farming and food science. This training will target 30 middle and high school educators to help them deliver custom curriculum focused on food science and ultimately educate and equip students for a career in agribusiness. Paulding County Area Foundation, Paulding County, $5,000Paulding County Area Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with funds representing a partnership with an individual, family, business or non-profit. Funds will help the Grover Hill community purchase a building for a community library in the village. Sandusky County STEM, Sandusky County, $10,000This group provides outreach to high school students in Sandusky County that are interested in a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The funds will be used to organize a science fair and scholarship competition for local high school students. The science fair will focus on the agricultural issue of nutrient runoff relater to tillage methods, cover crop usage, and underground tiling. Seneca County Fair Jr. Swine Committee, Seneca County, $15,000The Swine Committee strives to provide a safe and fun environment for the Jr. Fair youth and their families to exhibit swine at the Seneca County fair. Funds will be used to install new fans, replace five rows of pens, upgrade the holding/wash area, and fixing gutters and downspouts on the outside of the building.The 2019 Mission Fund application process will begin in March 2019.last_img read more

101st Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When December 4–5WhereHyatt Regency Hotel and Columbus Convention Center 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH. 43215What“Embracing a New Century” is the theme of the 101st Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting as Ohio Farm Bureau wraps up its centennial year and looks ahead to the next 100 years.During the two-day event, delegates to the meeting will ratify the official policy positions for 2020 and will elect members of the state board of trustees. Awards will be presented to the Outstanding Young Farmer and Excellence in Agriculture winners, and recognition will be given to county Farm Bureaus, volunteers who excelled in the membership campaign and to Distinguished Service and Ezra C. Anstaett recipients. The semi-finals of the Discussion Meet also will take place.Also happening during the annual meeting is Foundation Night Out Dec. 4. It is an exclusive reception featuring drinks, desserts, entertainment and networking. This year’s theme is a night at the races. Pre-recorded thoroughbred and harness horse races will be shown and used for various raffles. Proceeds from the event will help to fund over $300,000 in student scholarships and grants focused on agricultural education, the environment and economic issues. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online.For more information about the annual meeting or Foundation Night Out, contact county Farm Bureau offices.AgendaWednesday, Dec. 4, 20198 a.m. – 5 p.m.        Registration Open    9 – 11:15 a.m.        Pre-Policy Amendment/Changes Session8:45 – 9:45 a.m.        Discussion Meet Heat #110:15 – 11:15 a.m.        Discussion Meet Heat #2 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.        Kickoff LunchRemarks from Nationwide Kirt Walker, CEO, Nationwide InsuranceDistinguished Service Awards Young Agricultural Professionals Awards2:15 p.m.        OFBF Opening Ceremonies    President’s Address, Frank Burkett IIIGeneral SessionCredentials ReportMinutes of 2018 Annual MeetingTreasurer’s ReportCode of Regulations ReportPolicy Development Committee ReportPresentation of Proposed Policies5 p.m.        Recess5:30 – 8 p.m.        Trustee Dinners    8 p.m. -12 a.m.        Foundation Night Out Thursday, Dec. 5, 20197 a.m. – 4 p.m.        Registration Open  7:30 a.m.        Trustee Elections 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.       General Session Resumes  11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.        Delegate Lunch Executive Vice President’s Address, Adam Sharp, OFBF Executive Vice PresidentMembership AwardsCounty Achievement Awards2:15- 3:30 p.m.        General Sessionlast_img read more