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Water Stakeholders Brainstorm on Water Revenue Gaps in Cape Mount

first_imgThe Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP) and major water stakeholders, convening in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County Wednesday,  are brainstorming on gaps indentified in revenue generation.The outreach event brought together the Local Steering Committee (LSC) of Robertsport, officials of LMWP, managers of LWSC and USAID’s lead engineer.During the interactive water forum ceremony held at the Robertsport Centennial City Hall, four professional presentations were made by staff and managers of LWSC, USAID and LMWP.In their presentations the provided comprehensive details on challenges, constraints and achievements on the critical aspect of revenue generation for sustained progress.It was disclosed that construction works on the pipes from the LWSC’s water treatment plant that would enhance greater access to safe drinking water continue to make steady progress.Speaking at the opening ceremony, LWSC Managing Director Charles B. Allen pointed out that serious revenue gaps continue to pose some financial and technical challenges in Robertsport. He underscored the need for the Local Steering Committee of Robertsport City to intensify its awareness and sensitization amongst the port city’s residents and business entities.Director Allen explained that the commercial component of the Robertsport’s water distribution reports have indicated some drops in production and revenue collection.He described Robertsport’s water project as a unique venture adding the achievements that will be made by the LSC could be extended to other projects in the country.The water agency is working with partners for the provision safe drinking water to all prewar water treatment plants in order to ensure the health and safety of all Liberians in the country.Mr. Allen further disclosed that several plans have been crafted by the LWSC’s technical staff and support partners for the provision of pipe-borne water in many parts of the port city of Robertsport.The LWSC MD also intimated that managing the Robertsport City’s water production and distribution have not generated the kind of money that was envisaged for the periods under review.Director Allen clarified that recruitment of Liberians to work at the LWSC’s water treatment at Robertsport was conducted on a professional, not a political basis.He commended the American Government and other support partners for the provision of critically needed funds for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of water facilities in the country.In his presentation, LWSC’s  Deputy Managing Director for Technical Service, Frankie Cassell, expanded on the Robertsport Water Treatment Plant and Pipeline Extension Operations specifically on opportunities, challenges and the way forward.There must be realistic alternatives adopted by the water stakeholders that in turn increase customers’ connection to the commercial services of the Robertsport’s pipe-borne water facilities, he said.“In order to beat back the operational challenges in  Robertsport City, water revenue generation must be increased by the connections of many water customers to the water system,” Mr. Cassell said.Other presenters at the Robertsport water forum included the Liberia Municipal Water Project Chief of Party,  Alione Fall, who provided a synopsis on updates and summary of the water project.Senior engineer Masnoh Jallabah spoke on the construction phase overview, challenges and way forward of the LWSC Robertsport water project.For his part, the Project Manager of the LWSC and LMWP, Hne Coleman, provided technical synopsis on the Robertsport Water Improvement (Pipeline Extension), overview and challenges.In closing remarks, City Mayor James Kiazolu, Superintendent Mohammed A. Paasawee, chiefs, the LSC Chairperson and others thanked the support partners for the water project and pledged work with all those connected to the implementation components.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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LIKE A PLANT OUT OF WATER

first_imgOnce all green and lively to touchOnce seated snugly very transparentOnce visible roots all blooming to lightOnce the envy of eyes in the open glareOnce a vase of unspoiled uniquenessOnce bowled in a zinc bucket for a seasonOnce beneath a sky painted to a sunsetSuddenly…… Like a Plant Out Of WaterOnce so rudely shaken all the water spilledOnce the realization that life is very fragileOnce a place of laughter and fun now deadOnce the backyard lunch patio void of birdsOnce they fed off the morsel of a plain mealOnce the vibes lyric soared to a crescendoOnce the waltz herald to a pitch of onenessSuddenly……Like A Plant Out Of WaterShare 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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Judge Becomes Defendant in US$30K Truck ‘Disappearance’ Case

first_imgKromah (L) and Lambin (R) accused of stealing the white DAF truck.The decision by Magistrate Tweh Wesseh of the Gardnersville Magisterial Court to charge both Robert Lambin and Layee Kromah with theft over the disappearance of a white DAF truck, valued at US$30,000, from the Temple of Justice has caused their lawyers to file a lawsuit against Magistrate Wesseh.Wesseh was sued by the duo’s legal team that includes Cllr. Philip Gongloe to Criminal Court ‘C’ on grounds that Lambin failed to produce the vehicle as promised, for which he was made to sit on the prisoner’s bench.The truck allegedly went missing on Friday, January 19 from the premises of the Temple of Justice, several minutes after Wesseh issued the arrest order against Lambin, who was the buyer of the vehicle, and Kromah, the seller, thereby ordering the vehicle in question to be impounded. Thereafter, the court was successful to have arrested Lambin as one of the defendants who admitted being in possession of the truck, but failed to produce it while he was arrested.Following Lambin’s arrest, Gongloe secured his criminal appearance bond and assured Magistrate Wesseh that his client was going to produce the truck by yesterday through a promissory note dated Saturday, January 20.The note was signed by Cllr. Gongloe and his colleague, Cllr. Swaliho A. Sesay – a copy of which is in the possession of the Daily Observer. According to the note, “Cllr. Gongloe do hereby promised to produce the car in line with the court’s order on Wednesday, January 24, at 12 p.m., which promise is in agreement with defendant Lambin.”It was based on the promissory note that Magistrate Wesseh was able to release Lambin to both Sesay and Gongloe.However, in the action for Summary Proceedings against Magistrate Wesseh, Gongloe argued that when Lambin was arrested upon orders of Wesseh, they filed a valid criminal appearance bond, valued at US$60,000, to have the defendant produce the truck yesterday.Gongloe claimed that before filing the bond, and while Lambin was still sitting on the prisoner’s bench as a criminal, Wesseh ordered that the vehicle be brought to court as surety, since there was no criminal bond for Lambin at that time.They also admitted that Lambin bought the truck for US$26,500 from defendant Kromah, who is on the run.“After filing the bond, the need for the vehicle as a security for the appearance of the defendant was cured and became mute by legal proceeding,” the lawsuit argued.They also argued that Wesseh ignored the fact that Lambin had filed a valid bond, but proceeded to place him on the prisoner’s bench, because they (the lawyers) did not produce the allegedly stolen vehicle, for which the magistrate threatened to imprison them – who signed the promissory note – contrary to law, and erroneously claiming that their action was contentious.“The action by Wesseh to compel Lambin to bring the vehicle, subject to the writ of arrest to court, is not supported by law…,” the suit maintained.Meanwhile, the white DAF truck that was reportedly shipped to one Abraham Dolley by his family in London, U.K. to be sold here in Liberia was parked on the premises of the Temple of Justice upon orders of Magistrate Kennedy Peabody.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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Rivalry is Bruin

first_imgBut much of UCLA’s frustration of an out-of-sync offense was pushed aside when Shipp connected on his third-chance bucket with 4:25 to play. Not only was he fouled by USC’s Nick Young, but senior guard Lodrick Stewart exacerbated the moment by slamming the basketball to the ground. Stewart was whistled for a technical foul, Afflalo made the two free throws, Shipp added his free throw, and suddenly the Bruins had a 55-52 lead, which was their first of the game. “I never want to miss those (shots),” Shipp said. “I think we just buckled down and didn’t want to lose that game.” Of course, Stewart has more pressing things on his mind than a basketball game. He learned Monday of the death of his great-grandfather, and also that his mother was hospitalized in Mississippi after suffering a nervous breakdown. Young said Stewart’s lapse was due to his trying week. “He’d been going through a lot this week and it kind of showed at that point,” Young said. Collison led UCLA with 17 points. Afflalo countered his poor shooting from the field by going 9 of 10 from the free throw line and finished with 16 points. Young paced USC with 20 points while Gabe Pruitt chipped in 16. Read the 2007 UCLA Sign up rosters: UCLA Signees 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Because when Shipp finally corralled his second consecutive miss and laid it in, it led to an unfathomable five-point play and catapulted No. 2 UCLA to a 70-65 win against No. 19 USC before a season-high crowd of 12,810 Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion. The win was UCLA’s 18th in a row at home, and pushed the Bruins (21-2, 10-2 Pac-10) 1 1/2 games ahead of second-place Washington State. The Bruins step out of conference and play Saturday at West Virginia. Gallery: USC vs UCLA LOS ANGELES – Even an hour after the fact, and knowing what the outcome of his two missed shots meant, UCLA wing Josh Shipp couldn’t bring himself to say it was a good thing he missed the close-range shots. But Shipp’s two shots, a floater along the baseline and the subsequent chippie on the follow-up, changed the complexion of a fiercely contested game. center_img USC (18-7, 8-4) could have tied for first with a win, but now is two games back. “That was a very important win over what I think is an outstanding team,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “… It’s good to have a win as opposed to an `L’ going on this long trip back to West Virginia.” It was a grin-and-bear it night for the Bruins, who didn’t attack USC’s 2-3 zone well, defended poorly, and got a poor shooting performance from leading scorer Arron Afflalo (season-worst 3 for 11). The Bruins trailed 20-10 early as USC made 9 of its first 11 shots. Despite cutting USC’s lead to 30-29 at the half, the Trojans started the second half strong and went ahead 38-31. “I thought (USC) did a good job of changing their man (defense) right back to a 2-3 zone,” UCLA point guard Darren Collison said. “That threw our rhythm out a little bit.” last_img
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Council OKs Rubio Village

first_imgSAN GABRIEL – The City Council approved a mixed-use development project planned for the southwest corner of San Gabriel Boulevard and Live Oak Avenue on Tuesday night. Council members voted unanimously to approve the Environmental Impact Report and zone change for the four-story commercial and residential project. Some council members described the proposal as a step in the right direction for revitalizing that area. “It’s a planning milestone for San Gabriel Boulevard,” said Mayor Kevin Sawkins. Dubbed Rubio Village, plans for the center include 18,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, 159 residential units on the next three floors and two levels of underground parking. The project site, which currently includes an abandoned bowling alley, is located in the city’s redevelopment area one block south of a Longs Drugs, the city’s first national chain pharmacy. That shopping center was completed last year. “That’s been the catalyst, and things are going to get better all the way down the boulevard,” said Councilwoman Juli Coztanzo, adding that there were other projects in the vicinity in preliminary planning stages. Rubio Village will be developed by the property’s owners, the San Gabriel Development Group. It is expected to attract national and regional tenants and will include public art and open space. Fifteen percent of the residential units are slated to be affordable units, 14 of which will be occupied by low- or moderate- income households. Another 10 units will be available to households with very low income. A separate affordable housing agreement is pending Revelopment Agency approval. The final design of the project, said to be in a Mission Revival style, is subject to review by the Design Review Commission. patricia.ho@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586160Want 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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GARDA FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT OF COLLEAGUES

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A serving Garda has been found guilty of sexual assault and harassment in a trial involving two of his female colleagues.Garda Kevin Corby was found guilty of two charges of harassment and one charge of sexual assault on dates in 2010 and 2011 in Co Donegal.He was also found not guilty of four further charges of sexual assault while another charge of sexual assault was struck out earlier in the trial. The three day trial heard graphic evidence of how the two female Gardai were both sexually assaulted and harassed by Corby.Corby, who is in his 30s, faced seven charges of sexual assault and two charges of harassment but one of these charges of sexual assault was withdrawn by Judge John O’Hagan.The incidents happened simultaneously over a number of months in 2010 and 2011.It heard how the married officer insulted the women about their sex-life and their weight.The women revealed how they dreaded going to work on a daily basis because of the alleged harassment and one of them even tried to take her own life.He jibed them about needing to “get a good ride” and not eating too much or they wouldn’t get a man.The court also heard how Corby, on two different occasions, pushed them along a corridor in a swivel chair and pushed his groin up against them.On another occasion he pushed himself up against one of the women form behind and she could feel his erect penis pressing against her.One of the women also claimed that he put his hand into her Garda vest on one occasion and touched her breast.On another occasion while in a patrol car Corby put his hand on one of the female Garda’s leg and then moved it up towards her groin area and told her if her husband didn’t do it then he would.The court heard how the accused was known as Cheeky Corby.However the court also heard from three different male Gardai who also worked with Corby in the same station.One of the Gardai said he had never heard such remarks in his numerous years as a serving member.Another told how he told Corby to give it a break after he “crossed the line” with the female Gardai.However Corby told them “Fuck them, they are well able for it.”Summing up barrister for Corby, Mr Peter Nolan said the case was a “storm in a teacup” and “political correctness gone mad.”He also referred to the fact that one of the female Gardai had bought Corby red Santa boxer shorts as a present for Christmas – just weeks after some of the alleged incidents.“If you are going to join the Guards then you have to be able for a bit of banter.“This is a ridiculous case for prosecution to bring before the people of Ireland.“If we were all to be done for putting our hands on someone’s knee then we would all be in jail,” he said.But state barrister Patricia McLaughlin put it to the jury that if it was their wife, daughter or sister, would they not think it was indecent.Judge John O’Hagan said he was not passing sentence but would do so in January.He released Corby on his continuing bail for a probation and welfare report and also ordered victim impact statements.Corby was hugged by his wife while one of the female victims held hands with her husband as he cried.GARDA FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT OF COLLEAGUES was last modified: November 2nd, 2013 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

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GARDA INSPECTOR SAYS SOLICITOR IS ON ‘FISHING EXPEDITION’ IN GOSAFE VAN INQUIRY

first_imgA LAWYER for a Co Donegal man allegedly caught speeding twice on the same day by GoSafe vans is attempting to delve deeper into how the speed camera system works.But the head of garda traffic in the county has described an application before Letterkenny District Court as a “pure fishing expedition; this is Donegal catch”.Inspector Michael Harrison was addressing Judge Paul Kelly as solicitor Kieran Dillon asked for a range of information on the operating systems of the GoSafe vans and including the instructions given to its operators and details on how each camera was “calibrated”. Hugh McFadden, 125 Thornberry, Letterkenny, is charged with exceeding the speed limit on January 24 last year at Magherennan, Letterkenny and later the same day at Ballyraine, Letterkenny.Mr Dillon said questions remained as to how the GoSafe system operates.He said he had written to gardai about this, but Inspector Harrison said the legislation didn’t allow for ‘fishing expeditions’ and gardai would only respond to genuine requests for discovery.Asked if he had received the letter from Mr Dillon, Inspector Harrison replied: “I have no intention of reading it.”He said any correspondence should be with GoSafe operators. The case was adjourned.GARDA INSPECTOR SAYS SOLICITOR IS ON ‘FISHING EXPEDITION’ IN GOSAFE VAN INQUIRY was last modified: September 9th, 2015 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) Tags:go safe vansLetterkenny Courtlast_img read more

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Kilcar GAA: Bingo jackpot rising towards €9,000

first_imgWe would like to wish all our players, members, sponsors and supporters a very Happy New Year and all our teams the best of luck in 2017.Club Meeting this Friday evening at 8:30pm in Áislann Chill Chartha all members welcome.We have a large selection of club gear on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha with adult and kid’s club home jerseys, half zip tops, polo shirts,   bobble hats, jackets, hoodies, stickers, shorts, DVDs etc. We have 237 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €3,800 this week’s numbers were: 16, 20, 23 and 28 winners were: €50 Donal Kelly, Towney €30 Rachel Melly, Kilcar €20 Martina Gallagher, Cashlings and Mary Breslin, Largy. Results from 25th December and the numbers were: 1, 6, 25 and 29 winners were: €50 Elizabeth Diver €30 Francis Cunningham, Carrick €20 Cornelius Diver and Barry Shovlin.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot so it’s now €8,700 on 45 numbers.Club Bingo is on in The Parish Hall on Sunday nights at 8:30pm so please support to be in with a chance of winning the Jackpot and thanks to all who continue to support our Bingo. This week’s winners were: €260 Marie Gillespie €150 Marie Boyle €140 Marie Cunningham €70 Rose McFadden, Bridie Gallagher, Theresa McBrearty, Tom Campbell and Martina McBrearty. Christmas Bingo winners: €115 Helena Byrne €110 Brid McCallig €70 John Cunningham, Delia Hegarty, Kathleen Erskine, Margaret Byrne, Ann Boyle and Shannon Breslin.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAKilcar GAA: Bingo jackpot rising towards €9,000 was last modified: January 4th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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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Norwich complete loan signing of Jordan Rhodes from Sheffield Wednesday

first_imgHead Coach Daniel Farke added: “We’re very pleased. Jordan has proved for many years that he’s able to play at this level and to score and assist.“We were looking to strengthen our squad in terms of scoring goals and assists and he’s also at a great age where he can develop his game even more.” Rhodes netted three league goals in 2016/17, then five in 2017/18 2 #RhodesIsACanary pic.twitter.com/swZ5r38MiX— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) July 10, 2018 2center_img Norwich City have signed Jordan Rhodes from Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan ahead of the 2018/19 Championship season.The 28-year-old striker began his career with the Canaries’ bitter rivals Ipswich, before leaving to make his name with Huddersfield and Blackburn.At his most recent clubs, Middlesbrough and Wednesday, his goalscoring form has not quite hit the heights he previously achieved, something he will be looking to change at Carrow Road. “The move took its time in the end, but now that it’s finally happened, it’s a real pleasure to be here,” Rhodes told the club website.“It’s a fantastic football club with a great fan base and if I play a few games this season, it will be a pleasure to do so.“I’m looking forward to getting settled and starting up and playing a few games with the team. I’m really looking forward to pulling on the yellow and green jersey. Rhodes in action for Sheffield Wednesday last season last_img read more

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DDTV: CHRISTMAS IN DONEGAL – THE SONG!

first_imgEVERY sort of song you can think of has been written and sung about Donegal. Now we have a new one – Christmas in Donegal.Says singer Bernie Doherty: “I write and play these for children in groups, classes and pre-schools around Derry and Donegal.  I write all different kinds of songs, but children seem to be enjoying these songs at the moment so I’d be happy to share them with more children!”She added: “I hope some of your Donegal readers overseas will enjoy it.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com DDTV: CHRISTMAS IN DONEGAL – THE SONG! was last modified: December 21st, 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)last_img read more

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