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Gordon’s late strike saves MBU

first_imgWestern Bureau:Owayne Gordon scored for the second game running to snatch a dramatic 1-1 draw for Montego Bay United (MBU) against Humble Lion at Westpow Park in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday.Gordon was on target five minutes before the full-time whistle, to dash the hopes of the travelling Humble Lion supporters. His goal erased Kevon Issacs’ 27th-minute strike for Humble Lion.It is the forward’s third goal of the season and a most welcome one at that, as it also keeps last year’s beaten finalists close to the leaders.MBU now join FC Reno on 10 points and second in the 12-team standings, behind Portmore United (12 pts), who returned to winning ways after edging Cavalier SC 1-0.It was a game that MBU could hardly afford to have lost, and when Humble Lion grabbed the lead halfway into the first half, it left Tim Hankinson’s men with a whole lot to do to recover lost ground against the combative style of the Humble Lion players.Defender Cordel Simpson lost the ball in his third to Issacs, and the midfielder cut inside and unleashed a shot through Jacomeno Barrett’s legs for the opener.Although MBU battled to get back into the contest, it took them the remainder of the first half and 40 minutes of the second before Gordon found the equaliser for his club.MBU entered the game on a high after an easy 4-0 victory in midweek over previously unbeaten Cavalier and must have been brimming with confidence, but Humble Lion, for the past two seasons, have been able to hold their own against them.last_img read more

We Are Still Seeking More Liberian Historians to Write Our History: Adieu Igolima, Alpha…

first_imgThe recent passing of three great scholars who in a serious way served Liberia is cause for reflection on the current status of Liberian history written by Liberians.The fallen scholars are Nigerian-born Dr. Igolima Amacree, Sierra Leonean-born Dr. Alpha Bah and American-born Dr. Svend Holsoe.Dr. Amachree died in Iowa in the United States on May 1, 2017. He assisted in the drafting process of Liberia’s 1986 Constitution and as a consultant in the formulation of the Accra Peace Accord that ended the Liberian civil conflict.Dr. D. Elwood Dunn, in his Tribute to Dr. Alpha Bah, who died last April 25, recalled that he was an active member of the Liberian Studies Association, which was keenly focused on Liberian academic and historical studies. Dr. Bah was the author of ‘Fulbe Presence in Sierra Leone: A Case History of 20th Century Migration and Settlement Among the Kissi of Koindu.’By far the most accomplished of the three recently deceased historians was Dr. Svend Holsoe, who died in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania hospital on May 4, 2017.Dr. Holsoe spent part of his boyhood in Liberia along with his parents, who were involved with the U.S. Navy supervising the construction of the Free Port of Monrovia. Svend fell in love with Liberia, and most especially with the Vai people of Grand Cape Mount County. He became a great historian on Liberia and developed a passion for collecting any and everything on Liberia. His PhD dissertation was entitled The Cassava Leaf People, An Ethnohistorical Study of the Vai People with Particular Emphasis on the Tewo Chiefdom. Dr. Dunn acknowledged that it was Dr. Holsoe who inspired Dunn’s own passion for Liberian history and culture, leading him to become one of the few truly eminent Liberian historians. One of Dunn’s most recent works is his trilogy—three volumes—on the Annual Messages of all Liberian Presidents, from Joseph Jenkins Roberts to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (2011).Here is the ultimate Tribute which Dr. Dunn paid to his mentor: “Due to massive destruction of the Liberian government archive during the civil war, the Holsoe Collection may contain the only surviving copies of important Liberian state papers and historical and cultural documents.”In 1997, Dunn recalled in his Tribute, Svend donated these documents, his books and other materials to Indiana University.One day, perhaps, the Liberian government, or the University of Liberia or Cuttington University may be in the position to negotiate with Indiana U to retrieve and return some or all of these documents—or copies thereof—to Liberian or university archives.The foregoing reminds us of Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden III’s charge to Liberians, made in his Commencement Address at the University of Liberia in 1982. Carrying the story the following day, the Daily Observer’s headline read, “Liberians, Go Write Your History—Dr. E. W. Blyden.”This great grandson of Liberia’s eminent historian, scholar, diplomat and politician, Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden I, had observed that there was at that point very little attempts by Liberians themselves to write their history. Except for a handful of scholars, including Abayomi Karnga, who wrote several history books, some of which were taught in elementary and high schools and at Liberia College and Cuttington, and Ernest Jerome Yancy, author of ‘Historical Lights of Liberia Yesterday and Today’ and other books, there were hardly any other Liberian history books written by Liberians. One significant exception up to that point was Liberian historian Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu, who did his PhD in History at Fordham University in New York and returned home in 1978. In 1980 he published his first book, ‘Liberian History Up to 1847.’ This book, among others which Dr. Guannu subsequently wrote, is being taught in Liberian schools.Besides his Trilogy, other books by Dr. Elwood Dunn that need to form part of the Liberian History curriculum are ‘Foreign Policy of Liberia During the Tubman Era, 1944-1971’; ‘Historical Dictionary of Liberia, 1985’; ‘A History of the Episcopal Church in Liberia, 1821-1980, 1992’; ‘Historical Dictionary of Liberia, Second Edition’ (with A.J. Beyan and C. Patrick Burrowes), 2001; and ‘Liberia and the United States during the Cold War: Limits of Reciprocity.’Also worth considering to give students a pictorial reflection on the Liberian civil war is former Daily Observer Photographer Gregory Stemn’s ‘Liberia: When Darkness Falls—Liberia’s Conflict Through Images.’Of course, there is Daily Observer Publisher Kenneth Y. Best’s ‘Albert Porte, A Lifetime Trying to Save Liberia,’ which contains a sociopolitical history of Liberia and how it changed from a citadel of stability to become a failed state devastated by war, owing to the failure of Liberian leaders to listen, learn and change.As earlier stated, Liberia’s search is still on for historians who will tell the Liberian story. A few years ago the Sirleaf administration initiated a laudable Liberian History Project. Unfortunately, that has fallen by the wayside and become moribund.We pray that the coming administration will revive it. We pray, too, that all Liberian universities will take seriously the work of their History Departments and start deliberately training a new cadre of Liberian historians, who will write Liberia’s history—in all its aspects.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kelly Lake Cree Nation celebrates Supreme Court decision

first_imgThe KLCN also believes the government’s refusal to recognize its inherent indigenous rights has allowed mass exploitation of resources throughout its traditional territory.Not only does the ruling affirm the KLCN indigenous status, it also recognizes and enforces the government’s duty to consult with KLCN peoples and they now contend the government has an obligation to resolve their land grievance.The territory in question straddles the Alberta-B.C. border, bounded on the north by the Peace River, on the west by the Rocky Mountains in B.C., on the east by the sixth meridian in Alberta, and on the south by the boundaries of Treaty 6 and Treaty 8.The KLCN also contends, the ruling has resource development implications.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The only indigenous Nation with an unresolved land claim within the Peace Region, the Kelly Lake Cree Nation, is celebrating a recent landmark Supreme Court decision.The Government of Canada has consistently refused to recognize members of the KLCN as ‘Indians’ under the Indian Act of 1876 because it was not included in the treaty process.Last week, the court agreed with the argument that Metis and non-status Indians are ‘Indians’ as the term is used in the Constitution Act of 1867. It was presented by a group plaintiffs, including Harry Daniels, a Metis activist who died before the case was heard.- Advertisement -Chief Cliff Calliou notes the court decision affirmed what his nation has been arguing for more than two decades, that ‘we are an indigenous people with a traditional inherent government, regardless of what the government-imposed Indian Act process says we should be.’He adds the ruling strengthens the KLCN will to resolve its land grievance, and it will continue to defend and uphold the inherent indigenous rights and title to its territory.To that end the Chief told us the KLCN is prepared to pursue an agreement in talks with the Trudeau government.Advertisement The Chief says while the KLCN welcomes economic opportunity and development in its territory, it wants a voice in the approval process of those projects, and it argues that over the past 30 years. The government has refused to recognize KLCN inherent indigenous rights, allowing mass exploitation of resources through the traditional territory, often without KLCN consent.Thus, since that territory in question is bound on the north by the Peace River, it led us to a question about possible KLCN concerns regarding the Site C dam project.last_img read more

Business Profile: Software Developer launches brilliant new website

first_imgBusiness Profile: Donegal Daily is launching a series of business profiles on some of the counties most exciting entrepreneurial talent.In today’s first business profile, we’re featuring Owen O’Donnell, an innovative software developer and web designer from West Donegal.Owen, 28, from Burtonport, has recently launched his new website, which indicates clearly the brilliant services he can offer businesses in both development and design. He is unique in the fact that he has the added advantage of being a software developer as well as having a good eye for design.This enables him to add more complex features to a website or application. Often web design and backend development are provided by way of two different services which increases cost overheads and also requires communication with two parties.This is not ideal. This gives advantage which means Owen can offer a wide range of services to prospective clients. O’Donnell has been involved in a number of exciting projects over the years, but is keen to branch out on his own in a freelance capacity.He graduated from LYIT in 2014 with a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science.He has recently joined the Software Development team at American multi-national corporation Pramerica, having previously worked for software company 8over8 in Derry.O’Donnell simply describes himself as a software developer with a passion for web design, with a love for developing simple, clean and slick websites that provide real value to the end user.The IT enthusiast told Donegal Daily, “Working on a freelance basis is something that I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m excited about taking on new projects and challenges ahead.“I suppose, I enjoy being in control of a project, and being tasked with the sole responsibility to either create an app, website or blog for a client. “I’m passionate about software development, I always have been – but more recently I sort of discovered I also possessed a passion for front end web design.“Any project I embark on, I strive to ensure that it provides real value to end user, I always strive for perfection because when you do this you leave a lasting impression on other people. It’s the same with everything really. Any project I work on I will focus on every detail and this is what people will see with the end results.”Check his website out by clicking on the links below:www.owenod.com www.facebook.com/owenodWebwww.twitter.com/owenodWebBusiness Profile: Software Developer launches brilliant new website was last modified: August 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Businessbusiness profileEntrepreneurnewsOwen O’DonnellSoftware DeveloperWed designlast_img read more

Donegal fish processor fined €45,000 for tampering with weighing scales

first_imgA Donegal fish processing plant and a company director have been fined €45,000 in total for tampering with weighing scales used to measure incoming fish catches.This follows a joint investigation carried out by NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) and the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA). Norfish Ltd, based in Killybegs, and director Tony Byrne, were handed down the sentence today at Donegal Circuit Court.Mr. Byrne of Roshin Rd in Killybegs was given a six-month suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay €10,000 to a local hospice in Killybegs, and a further €10,000 to the Donegal Branch of the RNLI. Norfish Ltd was given three months to pay a €25,000 fine.The inspection carried out by NSAI’s Legal Metrology division found that an electrical switch had been fitted to the company’s flow scales used to weigh incoming fish catches. This switch could be used to turn off the scales, allowing the fish to pass over without being weighed. Tampering with measuring instruments used in trade and rendering them inaccurate as a result is an offence under the Legal Metrology Act 1996.Welcoming today’s sentencing at Donegal Circuit Court, NSAI’s Head of Legal Metrology, Paul Turner, said it is important to encourage high measurement compliance in trading transactions to support a fair and competitive environment for businesses and protect consumers.“Today’s outcome recognises the seriousness of the offence. We take non-compliance in any sector, whether it’s the fisheries sector or any other sector covered under our legislation, very seriously,” said Turner.“We will continue to be very vigilant in this sector and if we find any further non-compliance in this area, we will use the full powers of the legislation available to us to deal effectively with it,” he added.NSAI was first alerted to this case in December 2013 by the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA).The fisheries regulator had made an unannounced inspection, during which they uncovered non-compliance at the plant. During that inspection, the SFPA noticed that fish were being carried along a conveyor belt and over the flow scales, but were not being weighed. The Sea Fisheries Protection Agency withdrew Norfish Ltd’s permit to weigh on site at this time. Legal Metrology conducted an inspection under Metrology Legislation on the 4th of December, 2013.Commenting on the verdict, Susan Steele, Chair, SFPA said it is an important outcome for the fishing industry.“Breaches such as these threaten the continuation of in-factory weighing for the entire industry, which is permitted under a special exemption negotiated with the SFPA. This facility can continue only while the accuracy and correct use of those weighing systems is guaranteed,” said Steele.“Mis-weighing distorts the declaration of catches and undermines the accuracy of data on stocks used by scientists to determine quota and could affect the long term sustainability of our valuable fisheries and the coastal communities that rely on them,” she added.The inspection carried out by Legal Metrology on the 4th of December resulted in the flow scales being withdrawn from use and Norfish Ltd was issued with a notice to rectify the detected non-compliance.“Measurement is everywhere throughout the economy and it is a system built on trust,” said NSAI Chief Executive, Geraldine Larkin.“Nobody wants to have to dispute every quantity they purchase. There has to be a high level of trust and ensuring the accuracy of all measuring instruments used in trade is an important part of that system,” she added.NSAI’s Legal Metrology division inspected over 14,200 instruments last year. The sectors covered by this public good service include food production, fuel delivery, export enterprises, taxis and local retailers. NSAI’s work in this area is complimented by a network of authorised verifiers, which supports business needs for a professional verification service arising because of new installations, wear and tear, repairs and maintenance requirements over the measuring instruments’ lifetime. The impact of the inspection regime is evidenced by the high compliance rates achieved following the first inspection.Donegal fish processor fined €45,000 for tampering with weighing scales was last modified: March 29th, 2017 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

LADIES FOOTBALL: FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS NAMED ON ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STAR TEAM

first_imgFIVE Donegal players have been named on the Ulster Schools All Star Team 2014.Loreto Letterkenny players Marie O’Reilly and Rose Boyle join Loretor Milford players Shannon McGroddy and Amber Barrett on the team.Moville’s Bláthnaid McLaughlin, a student at Thornhill College in Derry, is the other Donegal player recognised as Donegal players made up a fifth of those given All Stars. THE Kukri Sports Ulster Schools All Star Team 20141 – Kayleigh O’Neill – St Mary’s Magherafelt2 – Marie O’Reilly – Loreto Letterkenny3 – Karen Ward – St Columba’s Stranorlar4 – Niaimhín Cooper – Rathmore5 – Aoife Duffy – Our Lady’s Castleblayney6 – Aoife McConville – St Michael’s Lurgan7 – Louise Kenny – St Paul’s Bessbrook8 – Shannon McGroddy – Loreto Milford9 – Niamh O’Neill – Loreto Omagh10 – Michaela McGuigan – Holy Trinity Cookstown11 – Sarah Jane McDonald – Moville Community College 1112 – Rose Boyle – Loreto Letterkenny13 – Niamh McGirr – Loreto Omagh14 – Amber Barrett – Loreto Milford15 – Grainne Rafferty – St Ciaran’s Ballygawley16 – Holly Lynch – St Louis Carrickmacross17 – Lauren Jones – St Louis Carrickmacross18 – Bláthnaid McLaughlin – Thornhill19 – Mairead Grant – Our Lady’s Newry20 – Niamh Callan – Our Lady’s Castleblayney21 – Hannah Hydon – St Mary’s Magherafelt22 – Muireann Atkinson – Our Lady’s Castleblayney23 – Niamh Coleman – St Michael’s Lurgan24 – Mairead Kavanagh – Assumption Ballynahinch25 – Emer Rocks – St Genevieve’s BelfastLADIES FOOTBALL: FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS NAMED ON ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STAR TEAM was last modified: January 13th, 2014 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:LADIES FOOTBALL: DONEGAL PLAYERS NAMED ON ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STAR TEAMlast_img read more

Arsenal ‘launch £25million bid’ for World Cup ace

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 Vida was one of Croatia’s star performers at the World Cup REVEALED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Getty Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Arsenal are to make a £25million move for Croatia star Domagoj Vida, according to reports.Vida, the centre-back, caught the eye at this summer’s World Cup as he helped his nation finish runners-up in Russia. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star three-way race Latest transfer news Vida has been identified as the player to further strengthen Emery’s back line, and the player is reportedly keen on securing a move to England.center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ According to the Sun, Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager, is plotting a £25million move for the centre-back, but only if Shkodran Mustafi or Danny Welbeck are sold before Thursday’s transfer deadline to free up funds.Emery is said to not be impressed by Arsenal’s defence with less than a week to go before the Premier League season kicks off, despite having already added full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner and central defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos to his squad this summer. LIVING THE DREAM moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets 2 TOP WORK Emery is keen on signing another defender before the transfer window closes targets Currently playing for Besiktas, Vida established himself as a fine defender during a five-year spell with Dynamo Kyiv of the Ukraine.He only moved to Turkey in January, and less than seven months later the 29-year-old could be moving on. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND RANKED last_img read more

Agreement reached as beef dispute talks end

first_imgTalks between farming groups and meat processors over pricing and other matters in the beef sector continued into concluded on Wednesday morning. However, farmers’ groups said that while some progress was made, the main issue overpricing remained unresolved.Dozens of farmers in Carrigansjoined the nationwide protest earlier this month outside the Foyle Meats factory. The deal includes a commitment to review how cattle are graded by factories, and the specifications demanded of farmers and producers.Beef Plan Movement representatives said that they will bring the document back to their members, but will have to assess it in the “cold light of day”.They could not say whether it would mean no more protests in future at factories.Those protesting said they used to make between €10 and €20 a head per animal, but now lose between €150 and €200 per animal. The Irish Farmers’ Association said that while progress was made at the talks, the prices paid to beef farmers will still be too low.Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, who joined the talks yesterday after two days of negotiations had failed to produce a deal, said what was agreed this morning lays the foundation for better relations between farmers and factories.In a statement, Mr Creed said progress was made on a wide array of areas including supply chain transparency.“After long and detailed negotiations, stakeholders have reached agreement on very significant issues. Progress was made on important initiatives aimed at improving transparency along the supply chain, and improving communication between industry and farmers,” he said.The Department of Agriculture said the agreement includes commitments on a review of the grid, promotional incentives for the beef sector, and market transparency among other issues. Agreement reached as beef dispute talks end was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

NFL denies Burfict’s appeal — Raiders linebacker will miss the season

first_imgThe hearing, according to ESPN’s … ALAMEDA — The NFL upheld a season-long suspension of middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict Wednesday despite efforts by the Raiders to have it reduced at an appeals hearing.Appeals officer Derrick Brooks, jointly appointed by the NFL and NFLPA, has upheld the suspension of Vontaze Burfict. Burfict is suspended for the remainder of the season. The original announcement: pic.twitter.com/Hs7zeNWETs— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) October 9, 2019last_img

Citlink boss resigns over ‘drunk’ pilot allegations

first_imgThe head of Garuda Indonesia low-cost subsidiary Citilink has tendered his resignation over allegations a pilot on one of the budget carrier’s flights showed up to work under the influence of alcohol.Citilink chief executive Albert Burhan and the carrier’s operations director tendered their resignations on Friday, although their departure still has to be approved by the parent company.Garuda chief executive Arif Wibowo told Nikkei Asian Review he believed the resignation request was “an elegant way of taking responsibility’’ for the incident, which has generated international headlines.”But Citilink is a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, a publicly listed company, so the decision will require approval from our shareholders, including the government,’’ he said. “I hope the case will be concluded in the next one-two weeks.”The allegedly drunk pilot was suspended and subsequently fired after passengers claimed he was incoherent during an announcement prior to take-off on the flight from Surabaya, in East Java, to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.The flight was delayed for an hour and passengers were taken off the aircraft while a new captain was found.  A handful opted not to take the flight.The pilot reportedly underwent tests at a Surabaya medical clinic and later in Jakarta and  Indonesia media organisations said they expected results next week.However, the Jakarta Globe reported that the airline said initially there was no indication of substance abuse or intoxication. The online newspaper said Citlink’s stance changed after an airport security video was leaked showing the pilot was unsteady and wobbling as he went through a security checkpoint. According to the airline’s website, Citilink provides more than 230 daily flights to 27 destinations, mostly within Indonesia, using aircraft A320 aircraft.  It has been a success story for Garuda in Indonesia’s competitive low-cost market since it was spun off under its own air operator’s certificate in 2012. The Globe said a 2.3 per cent fall in Garuda’s end-of-year share price was likely a result of the controversy..last_img read more