Nimba Education Office Trains Colleagues

first_imgThe Nimba County office of the Ministry of Education (MOE) has embarked on the training of fellow educators to prepare them to join the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).A branch of the Liberia News Agency (LINA) in the county reported that Nimba Chief Education officer (CEO), Wleh T. Sailah, commenced training his colleagues, including district education officers (DEOs) and principals of schools from both private and public sectors from the 12 school districts about the danger of the disease and how to prevent it from attacking them and their students.Though schools remained closed, CEO Sailah said the daylong training, which was held last Friday in Sanniquellie, the county capital, was intended to empower the participants, who upon completion of the training would conduct awareness on the danger of the EVD in their respective school districts.He said his office had decided to decentralize the training by getting closer to DEOs and principals, who did not have the opportunity to attend the first session in Sanniquellie over the weekend.He said, the training series is being sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.Meanwhile, participants who completed the first day of the training have embarked on “house-to-house” campaign,  creating more awareness about the existence of the EVD as well as telling residents to avoid their deep-rooted denial factor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bandits storm Canje businessman’s home

first_imgFive armed men in the wee hours of Friday morning invaded the property of a well-known Canje businessmanThe room that was ransacked by the banditsand carted off over $1M in items. The robbery took place at about 02:30h at Lot 135 New Street, East Canje, Berbice, home of Abdool Rashied Hack.Reports are the businessman and his wife were asleep in the patio area when they were awakened by unusual sounds. As the sounds continued, the businessman immediately grabbed his wife and ran to a secured area.Once secured he reportedly opened a windows and raised an alarm but this did not deter the armed men from getting into the house. The men, according to reports used a wood to break a door and also discharged a round, shattering a glass window.After gaining entry, the men went to one of the bedrooms where they searched for cash and jewellery but after coming up empty-handed they collected a quantity of phone cards valued close to $1 million and other items valued another $200,000.A neighbour related to this newspaper that they were afraid to offer assistance since the men were armed but rather contacted the police and reported that a robbery was in progress.The neighbour related that she saw two men in an empty plot of land keeping guard while the others were in the house.“They had a cell phone and one of them call somebody and say, “neighbours wake up, neighbours wake up” and then all five of them walk in a line and went to the road,” the woman stated.Guyana Times was told the men were all dressed in black and carrying guns. In addition, they were masked.When contacted Divisional Commander Ian Amsterdam related that a thorough investigation will be conducted into the robbery while noting that no arrest was made.last_img read more

Region 10 elects new Toshaos’ Council

first_imgA new Toshaos’ Council has been elected in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), following the recent hosting of the Regional Toshaos’ Conference at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) in Linden.Following a secret ballot, Toshao of Kimbia, Rickey Boyle was elected to serve in the capacity of Chairman of the Regional Toshaos’ Council. Additionally, Toshao of Sand Hill, Andre Lindee was elected Vice Chairman.Others who were elected to serve in various capacities include Secretary Kenneth Edwards of Riversview, Treasurer Flagon Charter and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Wayvon King.During the conference, members of the Toshaos’ Council also discussed numerous issues with Regional Chairman Renis Morian and highlighted various developments which have been made so far in several indigenous communities.Speaking at the conference, Deputy Commander of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Jermain Harper encouraged the leaders to be more vigilant in their respective communities.He also appealed to the participants to work with law enforcement to ensure that their communities are crime-free and are conducive for youths, citing the incidence of abuse and domestic violence.“If there are wrong things happening in your villages and it needs to be addressed by the police, you need to come forward, you need to stand firm in those villages that you control. Talk to your people because it makes no sense you allow abuse and domestic violence, sexual abuse all these things are on the rise happening in your village and then nobody is coming forward,” Harper said.The Toshaos also received information on the procedure for an application of a firearm licence since this was highlighted as a major concern.Harper noted that steps will be taken to ensure they all have proper identification as rural constables, which is an automatic position, as Toshaos. It was stated too that the region presently has the highest rate of marijuana cultivation. The Toshaos all committed to better relations with the police.last_img read more

Two 5-year-olds allegedly raped by school boys

first_imgThe Police have launched an investigation into the alleged rape of two five-year-old girls who attend a school along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.Reports are the accusation surfaced on Wednesday afternoon after the two children cried out for abdominal pains. The parents of one of the girls thought it was just a normal tummy ache but upon a closer inspection, realised something was amiss.As such, the child was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where the girl was examined and proved that she was sexually molested.The Police were called in as well as the welfare department and upon enquiring, the child reportedly told the Police that boys from her school interfered with her and her friend. As such, the other child was taken for a medical examination and the results were the same.A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman confirmed that the matter was reported and an investigation is underway.Attempts to contact Head of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA), Ann Greene proved futile. Only recently, two teenage girls were allegedly drugged and raped by two men at Number 64 Village, Corentyne.Reports are the girls left their school and travelled eight miles to Number 63 Beach, where they were followed by two boys who later invited them to go for a drink.Hours later, the two teenagers woke up and realised what had happened. Both of them were picked up while walking on the roadway.They were medically examined, and it confirmed that they were sexually active.last_img read more

Chick, Hahn face off over gang measure

first_imgBut Councilwoman Janice Hahn said she believes that the City Council should move forward with placing her proposal on the February ballot. It would require approval by two-thirds of voters to pass and would take effect in November 2008. “Everyone knows we have two major problems in this city – traffic and gangs,” said Hahn, who organized a meeting Thursday with Mothers Against Gang Violence, which was formed to campaign for the parcel tax. “I think voters know how serious the problem is and we can’t afford to wait for more studies. We know what works,” Hahn said. “We’re talking about programs like LA’s BEST and the Fire Department and Police Department programs. We are in a real crisis now and the longer we wait means more children will die.” But Chick countered that the need for effective anti-gang programs has long been urgent and she advocates being able to give voters more details. A plan to tax Los Angeles property owners $30 a year to fund gang programs drew new fire Thursday as City Controller Laura Chick vowed to fight its placement on the February ballot. Proposed earlier this year, the plan would generate about $30 million for gang-intervention and -prevention efforts. But Chick told a meeting of the city’s business leaders that she will oppose the measure if it’s placed on the ballot before she completes her audit of existing gang programs. “Before we ask taxpayers to give up more of their hard-earned dollars, we need to look at what we’re doing, at what works and what changes we are making,” she said. “Only then – when we can show what was wrong and what we’re doing right and prove it – can we go to voters and ask for their support.” “Ten years ago when I was on the City Council, we had an ad hoc committee on gangs,” Chick said. “Today, we have a new version of that. “I am spending a half-million dollars on a study that I hope will be a blueprint for the mayor and council to create a new paradigm on what we need to do to redo, re-examine and re-create how we are using the money we have to fight gangs.” A spokesman for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office said the mayor will seek to reach a consensus with Chick and the council on when to put the parcel tax before voters. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said he could not yet comment on whether he supports the proposed parcel tax because his staff is charged with evaluating the proposal and drafting ballot language. However, Delgadillo said there is consensus that gang programs need more money. “One of the most important things we can do is demonstrate to the people we work for that we are using their tax dollars well now,” Delgadillo said. “Then we can say, `If you give us more, we’ll invest more and we’ll get a higher return.”‘ During his own speech to business leaders, the Rev. Jeff Carr, appointed earlier this year as the mayor’s gang czar, said it’s imperative to get the community involved in solving the problem. He noted that there are about 39,000 gang members in Los Angeles, but fewer than 10,000 police officers. “We have to figure out how to not become so desensitized to the violence that is going on in our community that we allow it to numb us to the point where we don’t take the kind of action and have the kind of moral outrage that is necessary to eliminate this problem,” he said. City News Service contributed to this report. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Online business services keep improving

first_imgWeb-based services, operating over high-speed broadband connections, can offer a far wider range of integrated services, with updates that you never have to pay for. Other ways to manage small business finances online also are being introduced. CashView is another new Web-based service just launched; using the same SaaS model as NetBooks. Unlike NetBooks, however, CashView targets just a few key everyday financial tasks: sending invoices, receiving payments and paying bills. To build business, Palo Alto-based CashView offers the service free until year end. After that it’s $10 per month per user, and $1 per transaction. If your business is still stuck in the paper invoicing era, this might be a good way to dip a toe into e-invoicing and collections, along with online bill payment. Other Web-based billing and collection services are also available, including FreshBooks, which targets freelancers and service providers with an easy online invoicing and time-tracking service that offers a professional look. FreshBooks, which launched “painless billing” in 2004, lets you send invoices by e-mail or snail mail, accept payment with PayPal, Authorize.Net or other services, and automatically send invoices and late payment notices. Here’s where to get the details: NetBooks ( is a high-powered system best viewed via an online demo available at the Web site. Feel free to fire away with your questions. These folks are so serious about tech support that they expect it to be their largest single cost. The carefully chosen support team has real small business experience. You also can call 86-NETBOOKS for information. CashView ( could be a big time-saver for business owners who’ve become bogged down in the routine chores of sending invoices, collecting payments and paying bills. This site can automate the process and save you time. Toronto-based FreshBooks ( claims over 230,000 users, offers a free trial, and is known for quick setup and easy use. FreshBooks caters to solo operators who’ve been sending out less-than-professional looking invoices. And something new: WhatWorks is a free new weekly e-newsletter that showcases the best how-to guides and resources from, edited by the author of this column, Daniel Kehrer. You can sign up to receive WhatWorks at Daniel Kehrer ( is Editor of, the top business search engine, and, a “how-to” site for small business.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityEvers has spent four years developing this product, along with other top minds in the business, all of whom bring real-world small-business experience to the table. And it shows. For example, NetBooks is emphasizing customer support and tries to serve what Evers calls the “true small business.” These are small but growing businesses (usually owner-operated and self-funded) that can’t afford a heavy investment in IT equipment and staff, but still need powerful management tools. NetBooks uses an on-demand, or “software as a service” (SaaS) model, which means it all runs online via your standard Web browser, and you always have the latest version or upgrade. It also means that your information is stored securely in one place (probably far more secure than your own computers), which you can easily access from anywhere, anytime. NetBooks costs $200 per month for up to five users, but your outside bookkeeper or accountant can use it for free. The company also guarantees that your rate will never rise, and all training and support are included. Be aware that if you already use QuickBooks, NetBooks is intended to replace it. Why do that? Because, says Evers, desktop bookkeeping software was developed almost 20 years ago under the limits of the time – only a few, low-power computers, limited networking and no Internet. Question: We’re growing. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we’re growing, which means our original methods of bookkeeping, invoicing, tracking inventory, customer service or you name it no longer work very well. I like the idea of managing things online. Can that work? – GROWING BUT STUCK Answer: New Web-based tools for managing key small-business tasks just seem to get better. Witness newly launched NetBooks, conceived by one of the original brains behind the wildly successful QuickBooks software, Ridgely Evers. NetBooks is a Web-based service that aims to integrate a wide range of business and financial management tools into a single, easy-to-use online service. Unlike bookkeeping software, NetBooks aims toward a complete system for running a business online, including sales, production, inventory, shipping, CRM, reporting, payroll, marketing and – of course – bookkeeping. It was created mainly for inventory-based businesses with two to 25 workers. last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Pet Rescue are to host their annual dinner dance – with two very special guests on the night!As many are aware DPR had to close its doors for a period this year because of the large number of dogs on their waiting list and in their care which needed to be adopted before they could take in new cases.Thankfully they worked through the list and are now up and functioning at a more normal rate again. “We have 38 dogs/pups in our care at present. We are running this dinner dance to firstly raise much vital needed funds to keep the rescue running on a day to day basis and to save more animals,” said a spokesman.DPR also are using this opportunity to show the public and celebrate the success stories of 2014.“We will have two very special guest on the night, firstly we will have one of the Springer pups that was rescued from Lifford with 26 other Springers.“As you may remember they were living in horrific conditions and were really un-socialised. It was a huge rescue mission but thankfully they were all adopted out and now this pup is back to visit us on the night and his owner will tell us all about the journey he has been on from then to now. Freddie the Pug is one of two special guests on the night!“We also have Freddie the little pug that was stolen from his garden just before his owners wedding and how they desperately searched for him and thankfully with great help from social media family and friends he was discovered 7 weeks later and returned to his very thankful owners again.”Tickets are priced at €25 each and include a 4 course meal, entertainment by the Confederates and a free entry into the draw. Some of our foster parents will be in attendance to answer any questions for those who may be interested.So please we really need the support of all our followers. Come along enjoy the night and in the process you are helping save another animal’s life.Tickets are available at LKPETS Glencar, DPR Charity shop, any foster parent or call 0862222006 to arrange to get a ticket.Thank you in advance for helping us help them. TWO VERY SPECIAL GUESTS LINED UP FOR DONEGAL PET RESCUE DINNER DANCE was last modified: October 8th, 2014 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:dinner danceDonegal Pet Rescuelast_img read more


first_imgGAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS Lotto Numbers This week’s Lotto Numbers were 9-16-19-20. No jackpot winner. Two match three get €35 each. Damien Toland Upper Mount Marion and Sharon Molloy Rosgarrow. Next week’s jackpot wil be €4,610.Reserves Hard luck to the reserve team who were beaten by a very good Glenfin team in the championship last Friday evening.Ladies The senior ladies play Dungloe in the semi final of the junior championship this weekend. Keep an eye on the club’s website and facebook page for details of venue and time. All support would be appreciated.All Ireland Final TicketsCongratulations to the Donegal team on their fantastic win over Cork in last Sunday’s semi-final. Any members looking for tickets for the final should give their name to Kathleen Friel as soon as possible. It should be noted that it is highly unlikely that the club will receive enough tickets to meet the demand from club members The club executive will decide on the fairest way of distributing the tickets received.Website For all the latest information and news checkout the new look club website at www.milford.donegal.gaa.ieGAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: August 29th, 2012 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:GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Tuesday sees lead changes at Cheyenne Frontier Days

first_imgCHEYENNE, Wyoming >> Tuesday’s rodeo action at Frontier Park was full of lead changes. Steer wrestlers and team ropers started out the day with slack at 7 a.m. Those events were also part of the rodeo that afternoon.Billy Bugenig from Ferndale, Calif., had the fastest time of the rodeo so far Monday morning when he stopped the clock in 5.9 seconds. He came back on Tuesday with an 11.3 and now is in the overall lead with a total of 17.2 seconds on two runs.Bugenig is currently 27th in the …last_img read more

Warriors steal Game 2, literally, thanks to Andre Iguodala

first_imgOAKLAND — Andre Iguodala first raised his left pointer finger high in the air, then flung both arms to his side, streaking straight for the tunnel from the opposite end of the court. He didn’t let out a celebratory roar or change his stoic facial expression.If not for Stephen Curry chasing him down from behind and engulfing him with two arms, Iguodala wouldn’t have broken stride until he burst through the double doors to the locker room.Damian Lillard danced with the ball just in front of …last_img read more