Authorities of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), with support from the African Development Bank (AFDB), on Monday, July 23, launched an initiative aimed at connecting over 3,000 communities with safe drinking water, a release has said.The initiative, held under the theme, “LWSC Social Connection Project,” has earmarked the New Georgia and Soul Clinic Communities, in the Township of Gardnersville and Paynesville, outside Monrovia.LWSC Acting Managing Director, Dan Saryee, said that the entity’s new management team is focused on expanding its distribution networks to about 3,050 homes in three communities initially, ensuring that other communities where the entity has not reached over the years be connected with safe drinking water.According to the release, the launch was held on Monday, July 23, at the entity’s Fiamah Sewer Station in Monrovia.Saryee added, “Not only that we will be expanding, but the part that is important is to ease the burden of our people so that they can be connected with safe drinking water. Our strategies are informed by the government of the Coalition for Democratic Change’s (CDC) Pro-poor Agenda, which intends to ensure that services are accessed by almost all of our people consistent with that agenda.’’He said that the project affects about 2,050 communities in Montserrado County, 400 communities in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, 200 in Grand Gedeh County, and 200 in Kakata, Margibi County.Saryee said that the social connection will lessen the burden of money for people needing water to be connected with safe drinking water. He said the program is being structured in a repayment form, and that those benefiting from the connection will sign “a consent form” as an agreement entered with the LWSC’s management.Mr. Saryee said further that the first group of people to be connected are required to pay the corporation within 12 months, and that the generated money will be used as revolving funds, which he said will be reinvested in other communities.Saryee added that the entity has a team that will be implementing the program and there will be engagement with the communities, including awareness.The LWSC says it is not taking its mission lightly, as the management is here to expand and ensure that safe drinking water gets everywhere. We will look at Monrovia at a greater level. “We want communities to be honest with us, because it is when you pay back that we will be able to expand into other communities,” the statement said.“This initiative is to soften the burden associated with connection,” Mr. Saryee said.LWSC Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Moseray Momoh, described the corporation as a public entity responsible for the supply of urban waters in the 15 counties.Momoh said that the program is an opportunity for those who have not been connected to have safe drinking water, “so the exercise will be on the basis of indirect payment.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An arrest warrant has been issued for Wendell Pereira, also known as “Old Head,” of Lot 34 Blue Berry Hill, Wismar, who failed to attend court to answer two charges of breaking and entrry and larceny.The 51-year-old accused escaped from Police custody after he was charged and was being prepared to attend the Linden Magistrates’ Court.It is alleged that between July 15 and 16, 2018, at the Wisroc/Amelia’s Ward Bus and Car park, Pereira broke and entered the business place of Richard Hopkinson and stole half a case of shandy, valued at $10,800.The other charge stated that the accused, between July 17 and 18, 2018, at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie Linden, broke and entered the business place of Monica Reece and stole a quantity of items, including one flat screen television valued at $168,000, 1 VCR cost $15,000, an amplifier valued at $65,000, a gas bottle valued $8,000, 18 bottles of Black Stone, valued at $32,000; 18 bottles of Banko valued at $6,000, and 10 Pringles costing $3,600; all to a total value of $297,600, property of the said Monica Reece. When the matter was called, Pereira was absent, and the prosecution indicated that the accused had been in custody but escaped. The case will continue on August 7.
Special audit of UG financesAfter initial attempts to carry out an audit of the University of Guyana’s (UG’s) finances were blocked, the University’s Pro-Chancellor, retired Major General Joe Singh, has apparently stepped in to allow the Audit Office of Guyana (AOG) to probe UG’s books.The University of GuyanaThis was revealed by Auditor General Deodat Sharma in a recent interview with this publication. When asked for an update on his office’s audit of the university and its spending, Sharma noted that the audit is likely to begin shortly.“The UG audit, I’ve been contacted by the pro-chancellor, so that should commence shortly. I spoke to the contracted auditors for us to do some terms of reference, so we are awaiting certain documents from UG.“There was an initial start, and then the PS withdrew. But now the Pro-Chancellor has indicted that he wants us to go ahead, so we’ll go ahead with it,” Sharma further explained to this publication.The UG administration has previously been accused of wanton spending, including hosting several events; standing the expenses of meals and accommodation for guest speakers, as well as hiring select individuals; paying them super salaries, and sending large delegations overseas, all on the University’s bill.Former Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith had always denied those claims.The University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) have levelled these accusations in particular. The Unions had joined forces to question why monies were allocated in previous budgets to entities which do not exist, and what became of those funds.They had also demanded answers from the administration on how much money was spent within the last two and half years on nonessential events — which included, but were not limited to: The Law and Society series, the Turkeyen-Tain talks, and the Vice-Chancellor’s installation ceremony.Pro-Chancellor Major General (retired) Joseph SinghThey had argued that while these monies were being spent, the core units of the University, which include faculties and schools, had been informed that no money was available for essential repairs and payment for stationery, among other things.But after initially requesting that the Audit Office conduct an audit into UG’s finances, the Ministry of Education mysteriously withdrew its request for the audit. When questioned about this withdrawal, Ministry officials have been tightlipped.Initially, the Audit Office of Guyana had contracted an independent company to conduct the much-needed and highly anticipated audit into UG – in light of allegations of mismanagement of funds.When the Ministry withdrew its request, the Audit Office had heeded widespread calls to continue the exercise anyway. But it subsequently emerged that the special audit had been stalled until authorities could figure out who would stand the expense involved in conducting the probe.In his 2016 Audit Report, Sharma had found that $209 million had been unaccounted for from the University of Guyana’s Science and Technology Support Project, funded by the Government of Guyana (GoG) and the International Development Association (IDA) under Credit Agreement No 4969-GY.However, the University had insisted that the monies were used for infrastructure projects on the campus, including a fibre-optic cable to provide students with Wi-Fi. It had also noted that some of the monies were used to renovate the faculty buildings.With Former Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith walking away from the university earlier this year under a cloud, opinion has been divided over what benefits his tenure actually brought to the university, as opposed to the accusations levelled against his administration by the unions.
The Fort St. John Huskies grinded out a 6-4 win over the Slave Lake Wolves last night. The team had only 10 skaters but scored two goals in the third to take the victory. Cayle Bell had three goals while Lien Miller-Jeannotte had two.The Grande Prairie suffered their first loss of the year, albeit in overtime. The North Peace Navigators jumped out with three goals in the first period, however the JDA Kings stormed back with three of their own in the third. Samuel Lauzon had three assists as the Navigators won 5-4 in extra time.The Dawson Creek Junior Canucks had their way with the Sexsmith Vipers 7-1. The Junior Canucks improved their record to 6-7, while the Vipers fell to 1-10-0-1.- Advertisement –
The January transfer window is officially open for business and Manchester United fans will be looking for activity to help revive their stuttering season.Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal secured a vital 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday to potentially extend his stay of execution and the Dutchman could do worse than dipping into the market for some new players this month.The United squad is severely depleted after a series of debilitating injuries, particularly in defence, and some unsuccessful pursuits of their main transfer targets in the summer.So could Van Gaal rectify those deficiencies in January?talkSPORT takes a look at the latest rumours involving United – just click the yellow arrow above, right, to get your latest transfer fix… 5. Nick Powell and Marouane Fellaini – Two players seemingly surplus to requirements at Old Trafford are Nick Powell (left) and Marouane Fellaini (right). The former is being linked with another loan move away from Manchester with a host of Championship clubs, including Preston, looking at a temporary deal. Fellaini, meanwhile, is reportedly being lined up by AC Milan according to Italian news outlets, although the Serie A giants have been deterred by Uniteds 25m asking price. 5 4. Oumar Niasse – The Russian Premier Leagues player of 2015 is attracting an extensive list of suitors and, given his seven goals in 11 appearances for Lokomotiv Moscow this term, its easy to see why. Chelsea are also monitoring his progress but The Metro believes United have the edge over their Premier League rivals because Niasses wife is based in Manchester. 3. Sofiane Boufal – Boufal is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after players in Ligue 1 despite only moving to France in the summer and his performances for Lille have drawn comparisons with Eden Hazard. PSG are unsurprisingly interested, as are United, Arsenal and Liverpool who will have to cough up £18.5m to secure the winger, according to The Express. 2. Felipe Anderson and Sadio Mane – Two players who have also been on Uniteds radar for some time have both fuelled rumours of their futures this week. Lazio star Felipe Anderson (left), widely regarded as one of the fastest players in the European game, is reportedly the subject of a £30m bid from the Red Devils and he could be offered as much as £170,000-a-week in a bid to lure him to Old Trafford. Mane (right), meanwhile, was left out of Southamptons squad for the trip to Norwich over the weekend for disciplinary reasons and is expected to leave the south coast in the summer. 5 5 1. Marquinhos angling for a move – United-bound? Read all about it, below, then click the arrow above to see more Man United transfer rumours – The PSG centre-back is a long time target for United, who reportedly had an offer rejected in the summer. The Brazilian has struggled for first-team action this season with compatriots David Luiz and Thiago Silva currently ahead of him in the pecking order. United were handed a boost in their pursuit when the player said over the weekend: It is true that there will be a moment where I want more. We cannot always be used to the bench. Six months remain to win trophies and to try to become a starter. After that, we will see what happens.” 5 5
A 23-year-old man facing charges of causing the deaths of two friends by dangerous driving has had the case adjourned until July.Noel Carr, of Glenkeeragh, Newmills, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. Mr Carr appeared in court in relation to a road accident which claimed the lives of two young men in Rathmullan on August 3rd last year.Shaun Graham, 19, and Matthew Crawford, 21, from Letterkenny were both killed when the car in which they were passengers crashed on the Rathmullan to Portsalon Road.Mr Carr did not speak during the brief hearing today.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that a full book of evidence is being prepared in the case and the case was adjourned until July 28.DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVING CASE ADJOURNED was last modified: May 19th, 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:DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVINGNoel Carr
A garda is due to stand trial twice next year at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on charges of harassing two women.Garda Donal Maguire (38) is charged with harassing one woman at a location in Dublin over a period in 2012. He is also charged with harassing a second woman at a location in Dublin on dates in 2014.The Irish Times reports that Mr Maguire is formerly of Kilbarrack, Dublin, but the District Court heard previously that he is living now in Co Donegal. Ronan Kennedy, defending, said both trials will take approximately three days.He asked for a longer adjournment for the second trial to allow for “a fade factor” between the two cases.Judge Mary Ellen Ring set trial dates for June 30th and October 12th, 2015, and remanded Gda Maguire in continuing custody until that date.She also made witness and exhibit orders for both trials and set two pre-trial dates for May 15th and July 10th, 2015.Judge Ring previously confirmed Gda Maguire has not yet entered a plea in the case and therefore is still presumed innocence.She advised that the media should be aware of this in any reports.GARDA TO STAND TRIAL FOR ALLEGEDLY HARASSING WOMEN was last modified: December 2nd, 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:Donal Maguiredonegalharassment
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Recognising the important role of carers, Donegal Local Development Company Ltd, in association with Carers Association and the Health Service Executive, is organising a Caring for Carers FREE Event for unpaid carers in An Chúirt Hotel, Gweedore on Tuesday 10th June. This event aims to provide carers with the opportunity to share their experiences and get to know others.You can sit back and avail of motivational tips from the Key Speaker Shane Martin, followed by lunch and a choice of therapies to relax and unwind. Shane is a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best self-help psychology to empower people to enhance the quality of their lives.Shane aligns himself to the school of Positive Psychology which focuses on our strengths; he is passionate about helping us prepare mentally and develop strategies for the inevitable crises that are part of life’s journey, so we can be happier, healthier and more resilient.So if you are caring for someone and would like to avail of some time to focus on you, then why not come along.For more information or to reserve your place please contact Diane Donnelly on 087 2770103. Healthwise have kindly sponsored the event providing goodie bags, and a free draw will also take place for all who attend the event.This event is funded by Donegal Local Development Company Ltd under Goal 1 – Promoting awareness, knowledge and uptake of services in the local community, of the Local and Community Development Programme (Transition) 2014.DLDC HOST EVENT TO RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF CARERS was last modified: May 28th, 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:CarersDLDCFeatureshealthImportancenewsNotices
Q: What’s happening with Antarctic sea ice this year?A: The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) announced this week that the sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached its maximum extent—its widest halo around the continent—in 2014 on 22 September: more than 20 million square kilometers, which also set a record for the highest extent of sea ice around the continent since satellite measurements began in the late 1970s. 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According to NASA, the Arctic has lost about 54,000 square kilometers of ice per year, while the Antarctic has a net gain of about 19,000 square kilometers. This year, sea ice extent in the Arctic was the sixth lowest on record, at 5 million square kilometers on 17 September.Q: OK, but isn’t the planet warming up? Why is Antarctic sea ice growing at all? A: This enigma has puzzled scientists, and it’s an active area of research; both the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fourth (2007) and fifth (2013) assessment reports commented on it. The short answer is that while the overall climate is warming, it’s a complicated system: The warming climate is also changing weather patterns. Multiple studies have been looking into how these changes might affect sea ice extent: for example, changes in prevailing wind patterns or in the magnitude of ocean waves, both of which can herd the ice toward or away from the coast.And as scientists have begun to look more closely at what’s happening around Antarctica, one point stands out: While there is a net gain, that gain is actually the sum of even stronger increases and decreases in sea ice extent at different locations around the continent. Some places, like the Ross Sea, have seen growth of sea ice—but others, like the Bellingshausen Sea west of the Antarctic Peninsula, have seen significant sea ice loss. That could mean that changing wind patterns are sweeping warm air over some parts of the continent and cold air over others—which may in turn be influenced by the ozone hole in the atmosphere.Q: Why did Antarctic sea ice hit a record high this year?A: NSIDC notes a couple of possible factors. One, again, is changing wind patterns; in July, NSIDC noted that a strong-low pressure pattern over the Amundsen Sea during June had brought lower-than-usual temperatures. Another possible contribution is actually related to melting—of the continental ice sheet. Deep ocean water, which is relatively warm, has been melting portions of the ice sheet at its base. When that cold, fresh water enters the ocean, it forms an extra-chilly layer on the ocean surface around the continent. That’s another condition that favors sea ice growth. And, as Walt Meier of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center noted here, Antarctic sea ice already covers a huge area—it doesn’t take much growth for it to set a new record.”What we’re learning is, we have more to learn,” said Ted Scambos, lead scientist at NSIDC, in the agency’s press release this week.