Former Inquirer photo-journalist, James Momoh, last Friday donated three cartons of stationeries to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) at the union’s Clay Street offices in Monrovia.The donated items cash value is about U$250, he said.Making the presentation at the PUL’s office on Clay Street in Monrovia, Momoh, presently based in the United States, said the donation is to augment the activities of the PUL to become stronger.He said in the wake of the 2017 Presidential Elections, the PUL must be supported in every way to be able to provide education to the masses.“It is the duty of the PUL to educate the people so that they are able to understand the electoral process.“If the people are not educated to make better choices of candidates, our society will stand to lose,” says Momoh, who is an adjunct faculty member on media relations at the African Center for Strategic Studies, (ACSS) said.The ACSS is within the National Defense University in Washington D.C, in the United States.He called on the media to play its statutory role to ensure an informed Liberian society that is able to make better decisions in the 2017 presidential elections.Meanwhile, he said his role at the ACSS is to ensure that the media in the West Africa sub-region get educational support to operate freely to educate the masses.Receiving the items, outgoing Secretary General of the PUL, D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh said the PUL is overwhelmed by the donation and assured Mr. Momoh that the items would be used for the intended purpose.He called on Liberians in the Diaspora to identify with the PUL to ensure better performance in educating the people.He commended Mr. Momoh for his support and expressed the PUL’s gratitude for his selfless donation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In light of World Cancer Day 2018, a non-profit organization took the opportunity to launch its services to the general public. The Sar and B Non-profit Foundation aims to combat and reduce the effect of cancer on the Guyanese population by providing treatment and screening for citizens.Volunteerism enthusiast Bibi Sheonarine, with the help of her close relatives, friends and medical colleagues, launched the organization after experiencing first-hand the effect that cancer can have on patients and their families.Mrs Sheonarine expressed that the organization was founded in honor of her parents — Sarifan Amjad Yusuf and Mohamed Yusuf, and her mother-in-law Mangri Sheonarine, who all passed away due to varying types of cancer.Volunteerism enthusiast Bibi Sheonarine (centre) is flanked by members of the Sar&B FoundationShe explained that whilst on a volunteer mission distributing clothing to Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana, she noticed that citizens of the other two countries seemed carefree, but a lot of Guyanese citizens told stories of being affected by cancer. As a result of this, she said, she felt compelled to leave her home in California to return home and start the organization.Specifically, the Sar and B Foundation is working to provide cancer screenings, mammograms and pap smears for citizens around Guyana. The foundation has already begun doing outreaches, providing pap smears for women. At the moment the foundation has 50,000 pap kits on order, to continue this type of outreach.Speaking at the intimate gathering of the launching of this foundation, Dr Narindat Sooknandan spoke about the struggle it has been to get accessible treatment and testing for patients.“We never had radio therapy, we never had chemotherapy, now we have all this,” he said.He expressed gratitude at being part of such an initiative, where he could be of service to those in need.To date, the Sar and B Foundation, with the assistance of Dr Sooknandan has done approximately 97 pap smears in areas on the West Coast of Demerara and in Berbice; and is looking forward to working with Government, hospitals, private doctors, businesses, and like-minded entities to bring a halt to cancer in Guyana.
UPDATEAs of 12:00 a.m., Saturday, Hydro now says the small outages in the Grandhaven and Clairmont areas have now become one large outage affecting over 500 customers. The outage goes from South of the 246 road, East of the 275 road and West of the 145 road.The outage has been caused by the thunderstorm that moved through the area at around 10p.m.- Advertisement -The power is expected to be back on by 12:30a.m.The outage in the Dawson Creek area, has been restored. At the moment we don’t have any information about the fire, but if you are in the region and know what caused the outage, email email@example.com and let us know.For more information about outages in the area, visit www.bchydro.com/outages Previous story… Advertisement The thunderstorm that moved through the North Peace Friday night caused several small power outages in the region.The outages all started shortly after 10p.m. with one in the Clairmont Subdivision and other outages in the Grandhaven area. Early estimates from Hydro say the power could be back on in-between 2a.m. and 3a.m.The largest outage in the region is closer to Dawson Creek and according to B.C. Hydro has been caused by a fire. The outage has knocked out power to customers between Arras and Farmington.Over 120 customers lost power shortly after 10p.m., with an estimated restoration time of 2:30a.m.Advertisement
It’s hard to understand how Joselu once played for Real Madrid when you watch this howler. The striker, who joined Hannover from Hoffenheim earlier this summer, was only six yards out, unmarked and had plenty of time, but still managed to miss the target. [From 2:05]
John Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR Manager says Chelsea are firmly on course to clinch the Premier League title, with Jose Mourinho’s side heading into Christmas three points clear at the top.He assesses the candidates to be relegated from the top-flight and claims Burnley and Leicester are unlikely to beat the drop, while he also reckons West Brom, Sunderland and Aston Villa could be dragged into the battle.And he claims Alan Irvine at West Brom and Nigel Pearson at Leicester are under severe pressure, with the odds on the duo losing their jobs tumbling.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
United also lost, 3-2, at Brighton the week before, but the Portuguese launched into a fierce defence of his record.“I am the manager of one of the greatest clubs in the world but I am also one of the greatest managers in the world,” said Mourinho.That was the start of another edgy exchange between Mourinho and journalists in which he was asked whether he could still claim to be one of the greatest managers in the world should he fail to win a league title with United.And, in keeping with his recent self-justification, Mourinho even cited 18th century German philosopher Georg Hegel.“Of course,” said Mourinho. “Hegel says the truth is in the whole, the truth is always in the whole.“Do you ask that question to the manager that finished third in the Premier League or fourth? To the manager who finished fifth?”When it was pointed out that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had faced a similar line of questioning last season, Mourinho cited the German’s record of never having won a European trophy.“Because he never won anything in international (competition), for example. That’s his problem, I tell you what I think, how I feel. And I answer the question.”When Mourinho was pressed further, and quizzed as to whether his best days were behind him, the United manager reiterated his stance that finishing second behind a record-breaking Manchester City last season was one of his greatest achievements.“I had great success last season and that’s what you probably don’t want to admit,” he added.“I analyse my performance, myself and for me it is more important what I think than what you think.“I won eight (league) titles, I am the only manager in the world that won in Italy, Spain and England and by winning eight titles – not small titles or countries – my second position last season is one of my greatest achievements in football. I think.”One of the few positives from United’s start to the season has been left-back Luke Shaw’s return to form.Shaw has not only won his place back in the United team but also been selected by England manager Gareth Southgate for the forthcoming internationals with Spain and Switzerland.“He played three very good matches and is not easy to play three very good matches when your team loses two of them,” said Mourinho.“Mentally, physically he is stronger; tactically he has a better understanding and we are very happy for him. It is an extraordinary thing for him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The ‘great’ one: Jose Mourinho has once again fiercely defended his record © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 31 – Jose Mourinho insisted on Friday he is one of the world’s best managers in a continued defence of his managerial record despite Manchester United’s recent struggles.Mourinho ended a press conference following his side’s 3-0 home defeat to Tottenham on Monday by demanding respect from the media.
0Shares0000Neymar wants Barcelona return, says club’s vice-presidentBARCELONA, Spain, June 27 – Brazilian superstar Neymar wants to return to Barcelona two years after quitting the club to join Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona’s vice-president said Thursday.“What is correct, at the current time, what I have read, what I have heard, which seems exact, is that Neymar wants to come back to Barcelona,” Jordi Cardoner told a press conference at the Camp Nou. But he stressed that Barcelona had made no contact so far with the world’s most expensive footballer who joined the French champions for 222 million euros ($252 million).For the moment the club acknowledged Neymar’s interest in returning to Barcelona but said there was no recruitment effort on their part to resign him.“To say that Barça is working on recruiting Neymar, that is something I cannot agree with,” Cardoner said.“For the moment all that is happening — and not only with Neymar — is that a number of players would like to play for a great club like Barcelona. We will see what happens in timely fashion.”“We are currently working on the phase of deciding which players we will not be keeping on next season,” said Cardoner.“We are recruiting no-one at the moment, especially not this player (Neymar) with whom we have had no contact.”However, media reports indicated that intermediaries between PSG and Barca had hammered out the terms of the deal which would free the Brazilian star to return to Barcelona this summer.According to other Spanish media reports this week, Neymar has offered to take a pay cut of 12 million euros a year to return to the club and Barca have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ to take him back.The 27-year-old spent four years at Camp Nou, winning the Champions League in 2015 and two La Liga titles in a potent attacking trio alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.Any return for Neymar would likely require Barca to raise funds through sales. Antoine Griezmann is expected to join from Atletico Madrid for 120 million euros while Frenkie de Jong has already signed for 75 million euros from Ajax.The pay cut would see Neymar’s salary clipped from around 36 million euros at PSG to the 24 million euros he received at Barca prior to his departure in 2017, according to the reports.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
ROWLAND HEIGHTS – Shiyuan Deng used a fat straw to poke at the globular tapioca resting at the bottom of her boba tea drink. “These tapioca balls have the perfect consistency,” said Deng, a sophomore at Scripps College in Claremont. Sitting with four girlfriends in a bright tea shop filled with 20-somethings, Deng said they regularly make the trip to Diamond Plaza in Rowland Heights because “there’s nothing like this in Claremont.” Diamond Plaza, near the Fullerton Road exit off the Pomona (60) Freeway, has become a destination spot for people looking for a place to satisfy midnight hunger pangs and socialize past 10 p.m. With some restaurants open to 2 a.m., some say it is the only late-night venue in the East San Gabriel Valley. The plaza, populated almost exclusively by Asian businesses, includes a popular seafood restaurant, trendy tea shops, a billiards hall and karaoke lounges. But a noise complaint last year prompted a visit from county code enforcement officials, who found that several of the restaurants and shops were open past the allowable hours in Rowland Heights. Some restaurants open as late as 2 or 3 a.m. were actually only permitted to stay open until 10 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends, officials found. Complicating the issue, half the plaza sits in Rowland Heights, while the other half is in Industry, which does allow the later hours. Business owners on the Rowland Heights side, now forced to scale back their hours, say the cuts hurt. Dennis Chuang, owner of Life Plaza, a cafe attached to a bookstore that used to be open until 2 a.m. weeknights, said he is losing $15,000 to $20,000 each month his store has to close early, and he has been forced to cut half his staff. “We try to make it a good thing. There’s no alcohol; it’s very healthy,” Chuang said. “If they let me know what kind of problem I am causing, I will solve the problem.” Neighbors living on Felicia Avenue and Madona and Santar streets directly behind the plaza were split on the issue. Some said noise from Diamond Plaza is a problem at night, while others said they had no complaint with the plaza. The freeway is the major source of noise, said Ceferina Pagaduan, who has lived at her home behind Diamond Plaza almost 20 years. Noise from young people playing loud car radios bothers Ireneo Mortel, a neighbor to the plaza. But he said he is not concerned about safety in the plaza. Walnut sheriff’s deputies said the plaza is in a low crime area and they do not have problems there. Diamond Plaza landlord Steve Zuckerman said they have received only one noise complaint at night and one during the day in 14 years. Zuckerman said he is willing to build a wall behind the patio to block sound from the plaza from filtering through to the homes. The plaza buildings actually serve as a soundwall themselves between homes and the noisy freeway, he said. Zuckerman will take a proposal to the county Planning Commission in April to allow restaurants on the Rowland Heights side to remain open until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends. Retail stores would close earlier. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The hugely popular Jackson’s Hotel are preparing for their one-day Wedding Fayre Extravaganza which will be held this Sunday.From 1pm – 5pm, you can come along to the Donegal wedding venue and experience its wedding offerings in their full glory.There will be two floors of wedding suppliers ready to help you come a little bit closer to planning your wedding day along with competitions and spot prizes. There will also be a live wedding band showcase and dance demonstrations for your entertainment.Meet Donegal’s leading wedding venue’s experienced team who will guide you through the hotel’s facilities where you can view the exceptional room décor and request a tour of their truly remarkable facilities.Entry to the wedding fayre at Jackson’s Hotel is free and there is ample car parking outside. There will also be complimentary refreshments as well as a warm welcome on the day.Overlooking the River Finn and Drumboe Woods, Jackson’s Hotel is superbly located as Donegal’s best wedding venue. For your special day, Jackson’s Hotel will offer you an unrivalled service, the idyllic wedding venue hosts in excess of 100 weddings a year and is a popular wedding destination for couples both home and abroad.The 70 Year history of Jackson’s Hotel is well known and it is why today the hotel is known as Donegal’s premier wedding venue.The warmth of its Irish welcome, fine wholesome food and their attention to detail will be the focus on your wedding day giving you peace of mind to enjoy a day filled with joy, laughter and many happy memories.SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OFFERJackson’s Hotel have a special offer for newly engaged couples – stay the Sunday night for only €50 B&B plus a complimentary drink each, subject to availability on 22nd February 2015. Tel +353 (0) 74 9131021 or email email@example.com to make a reservation.. Complete Wedding packages from €39. Civil ceremonies. Caters for guests from 50 -550 people . Reduced accommodation rates for guests. Personal wedding co-ordinatorwww.jacksonshotel.ieJACKSONS’ HOTEL SET FOR WEDDING FAYRE EXTRAVAGANZA was last modified: February 20th, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeaturesJackson’s Hotelnews
Luwagga is the second Uganda to feature in the Kazakhstan Premier League (Agency Photo)Uganda Cranes attacking midfielder William Kizito Luwaga has joined Kazakhstan Premier League side Shakhter Karagandy.This was confirmed on Wednesday evening by the Kazakhstan side on their Twitter handle.“The 25 year-old winger of Romania’s Politehnica Iasi Luwagga Kizito will be performing for Shakhter Karagandy until the end of the season. Read the tweet.” The two clubs officially reached an agreement on the loan terms of the forward.Luwagga becomes the second Ugandan player to feature in the Kazakhstan Premier League after the now retired Cranes Captain Andrew Mwesigwa.Mwesigwa was the first ever Ugandan player to embrace the Kazakhstan football at FC Ordabasy between 2011 and 2014.This becomes the second loan stint for the former Bunamwaya (now Vipers) player from Iasi after spending the closing stages of last year at Belarusian champions BATE Borisov.Luwagga has also previously played for Leixoes, Sporting Covilha, CD Feirense and Rio Ave all in Portugal.His new club, located in the City of Karaganda, won the Premier League twice in 2011 and 2012 before winning the Kazakhstan Cup in 2013.Luwagga is expected to return to Romania after the end of the 2019 Kazakhstan topflight league which runs from February to November.Comments Tags: Kizito LuwaggaPolitehnica LasiShakhter Karagandy