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The newly inducted leadership of the Federation of Road Transport Union of Liberia (FRTUL) Nimba Branch, headed by the Lawrence W. Queeglay, Sr., has embarked on the construction of a “modern” terminal in the commercial city of Ganta, Nimba County to boost to the transport sector.In an exclusive interview with Daily Observer in Ganta on July 2, 2015, Mr. Queeglay said the modern parking terminal, when completed will be the first facility to bring all the parking across Ganta to a centrally located area.He said when the modern parking terminal is constructed; the several parking stations across Ganta will be consolidated, saving passengers from running all over in search of a vehicle to get to their respective destinations.“Already, we have begun filling the swamp behind this terminal to create more space for the construction of the parking terminal that will host all the parking terminals in Ganta,” Mr. Queeglay said.Mr. Queeglay and his corps of officers were elected on May 31, this year for the period of four years. They took over from Mr. Jerry Luogon, who has been in office for almost a decade.Many persons had complained of the role of the FRTUL in terms of development with huge money being collected from drivers annually, but lack accountability to authenticate the impact of the said money.But, Mr. Queeglay promised to be more accountable, while executing the duty of the office of the president of FRTUL (Nimba) with dedication and commitment to carry on tangible development to the expectation of the public. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
One day after City Hall approved the amended by-laws paving the way for the return of the controversial parking meter project, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has urged that the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) be given an opportunity to attempt to address the city’s woes and if citizens were still not satisfied, then they can have city administrators removed at the upcoming local government polls.Speaking at the post-Cabinet press briefing on Thursday, Minister Harmon posited Government was never against paid parking in Georgetown, but only intervened to ensure that the controversial contract between the M&CC and Smart City Solutions (SCS) was reviewed.“What we felt was that there was a need for order in the city and that the City Council in its deliberation and its judgement recognised that this is a way to go, and I believe we must allow the City Council to function as a city council, and not just as an arm of Government. The people elected them to govern the affairs of the city and they must be given that opportunity to govern,” he noted.According to the Minister of State, if citizens are still not happy with the way the city’s affairs is being handled by this current administration, then they will have the opportunity to do something about it.“Later on this year or some time later this year, you will have an opportunity to have a referendum as to whether in fact you believe the city fathers and mothers are doing a good job. And so allow them to function, because it must not be said that ‘Oh we were not allowed to function and this is why this didn’t happen or that didn’t happen.’ Give them an opportunity to do what they have to do and let us move on from there,” Harmon posited.The Minister went on to reiterate that the Georgetown City Council was an independent body, and that the decisions that were being made were well within the remit of the City Council.“Therefore, unless an approach is made to Central Government, we would prefer to allow the City Council to do its work,” Harmon urged.The implementation of paid parking in the city was met with widespread protests from civil society.This forced Government to order City Hall to suspend the contract with SCS back in March last year and have it reviewed. A committee was subsequently set up to renegotiate the contract and amended bylaws, which were debated and approved by the Council at a special meeting on Wednesday.City Hall will now have to display the amended by-laws for a minimum of 14 days in public spaces and during that time, persons could write to City Hall expressing their concerns.They will then be forwarded to Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan for his approval; if approval is given, the by-laws will be gazetted.Under the new agreement, persons will be paying $150 per hour and $800 for eight hours of parking in the city. Meanwhile, residents of the city will be issued with a restricted residential pass for free parking from 17:00h to 19:00h Monday to Friday while parking will be free on Saturdays.
In fact, there are three board members – Sam Guyan, Sally Rivera and Walker – who are past presidents. And a fourth, Margo Reeg, was once part of a group of three who served as president. But the chapter members would love to have a president, Walker said. The terms of three other positions on the board also expire. And these positions don’t have to be filled by a woman, Walker said. “We’re open to male members, too,” she said. Joan Ewing and Carole Restovich are serving as the chapter’s nominating committee. The election will be held at a time to be set in May. Those interested in applying, should call Ewing at (562)693-3580. NEW OFFICE: Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Industry, has found a district office. It’s former Industry Democrat Assemblyman Ed Chavez’s office. Calderon was without an office because he allowed the former assemblyman representing his 58th Assembly District, state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, to keep his office. The new office is at 13181 N. Crossroads Parkway, Suite 160, Industry, CA 91746. Telephone number is (562)692-5858, and the fax number is (562) 695-5852. While Calderon and Chavez represent different districts, the new office is in Calderon’s 58th Assembly District, not Chavez’s 57th district, said Tom White, Calderon’s chief of staff. “It’s our belief that it was in our district all along,” he said. Chavez’s office became available because his successor, Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, moved into a different office in West Covina. DEMOCRATIC MEETING: Eric Bauman, chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, will speak at the Mark Twain Democratic Club’s 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 Whittier Blvd., Whittier. In addition, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Deborah Sanchez will swear in the new officers. For more information, call President Lillian Gonzales, (562) 692-6836. REPUBLICAN MEETING: Lores Rizkalla, a radio talk-show host on KRLA-AM 870, will speak at the 11 a.m. April 6 meeting of the Whittier Republican Women Federated. The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. For reservations, call Carole Gardner, (626) 968-2125. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. The Whittier chapter of the League of Women Voters is looking for a few good women – or men – but the group at least want to find someone to serve as its president. The chapter hasn’t had a president in two years. It has a board, but no president. “I can’t explain exactly why,” said Beverly Walker of Pico Rivera, who is second vice president. “We have a lot of experienced board members and we sort of muddle through. But we don’t have a president.”
“We must aim for Kiev,” Eusebio di Francesco, the Roma coach said after the match. “Why not believe in something even greater after such a match?”Unless Italian league leaders Juventus can perform an even more unlikely exploit, and overcome their three-goal deficit away to Real Madrid on Wednesday night, Roma, a distant fourth in Serie A, will be the sole Italian representative in the last four of Europe’s most prestigious club competition.On a heady night at the Stadio Olimpico, Edin Dzeko set the ball rolling in the sixth minute, and after Daniele De Rossi converted a penalty 13 minutes into the second half to get the home fans believing, Kostas Manolas glanced home a brilliant header with eight minutes left to send the Roma supporters into raptures and leave Barca wondering what had hit them.The joyous celebration continued long after the final whistle and spread out of the stadium and across the Italian capital.Car horns blaring, flags waving, fans singing in the streets and wild cheers pouring from every household, the Italian capital came alive.The feelgood factor was picked up on Wednesday by a jubilant Italian press.The specialist sports newspapers played on the city’s past.Rome-based Corriere dello Sport used the headline “Mythic Rome” while Milan’s Gazzetta dello Sport went with “Imperial”.Several newspapers picked up the pun “Romantada,” a play on the “remontada”, as Barcelona’s comeback from a four-goal first-leg deficit against Paris Sain-Germain last year is known in Spain.“A crazy Olimpico” was the Corriere dello Sport’s headline on its main story, which offered a host of reasons why it was a privilege to be at the stadium on Tuesday night, called the players “extraterrestrials” and awarded them all marks of 10 out of 10.By the second paragraph, the paper was complaining about the referee.It said French official Clement Turpin had “tried to block the road with countless contrary decisions” adding that he should have sent off Barcelona’s Gerard Pique and ignoring the official’s decision not to show match-winner Manolas a second yellow card.Gazzetta dello Sport hailed a “night of dreams,” called Roma’s performance “titanic,” praised the team’s “aggressiveness” and Di Francesco’s tactics and pointed out that Roma could now be considered one of “the top four in Europe”.La Repubblica, a Rome daily, talked of “nights on which the impossible takes shape”.Another Rome paper, Il Messaggero, ran stories on the “joy of fans” and estimated the semi-final place was worth more than 10 million euros ($12.4m) to Roma.– ‘A big thing’ –Roma’s victory was not the only upset of the round, but it surprised the man behind the other, Liverpool’s 5-1 elimination of Manchester City after a 2-1 second leg victory at the Etihad Stadium.“I came up the stairs and someone told me,” Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp said.“I really thought it was a joke. Not that I don’t respect Roma absolutely the opposite, they are a fantastic football team. They lost Mo Salah and they are in the semi-finals. That is quite a big thing. I didn’t expect it but I know it was possible.”“I think a normal final could be City-Barcelona and now they are both out. But there will be two other really strong teams in plus us and Roma.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Roma’s players and fans joined in celebration after the Champions League victory over Barcelona © AFP / LLUIS GENEROME, Italy, Apr 11 – Italy has spent five months grieving over the failure of the national team to take their customary place at the World Cup, but Roma have restored some pride with a heroic victory over Barcelona in the Champions League.The Azzurri, four-time world champions, are not going to Russia, but after Roma won 3-0, to over-turn a 4-1 quarter-final deficit and eliminate mighty Barca on Tuesday night on away goals, the club from the Eternal City can dream of going to a final in Ukraine.
0Shares0000Mathare United players line up for a freekick before a previous Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 5 – Cliff Nyakeya and Klinsman Omulanga scored one a piece as Mathare United completed a home and away sweep of AFC Leopards beating the former giants 2-0 at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega to move to fourth in the Kenyan Premier League standings.Nyakeya hit his 12th goal of the season with a 28th minute goal before youngster Omulanga doubled their lead 10 minutes later with another simple tap in. Meanwhile, Bandari and Posta Rangers played to a barren draw at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos with Bandari’s last gasp efforts of clinging on to slim title hopes being dampened.The slum boys won the first leg by a similar margin and heading in to the return tie and with the hope of squeezing into the top three, victory was the only thought on Kimanzi’s head.Omulanga had a chance after quarter of an hour when he was sent through by Clifford Alwanga, but the striker could not get a clean effort at goal.The early persistence paid off after 28 minutes when Nyakeya found some shooting space at the edge of the box before shooting low past Jairus Adira.Ten minutes later, Omulanga doubled the tally with a simple tap in after Adira spilled a curling shot from James Kinyanjui.In the second half, AFC came back better and charged for victory. Top scorer Whyvonne Isuza had a chance to stab one against his former employers five minutes in when he raced through on goal but couldn’t beat keeper Allan Owiny one on one.In the 70th minute, Isuza had another chance when he raced on to meet a Brian Marita cross, but couldn’t get a clean effort at goal.AFC continued to pile pressure on Mathare and Allan Owiny was forced into a great save tipping away David Ochieng’s shot behind for a corner with quarter of an hour left. Three minutes later, Oburu made some good movement on the right but his shot whistled across the face of goal.Despite added pressure, AFC could not get anything off that game.In Machakos, Bandari’s late hopes of pushing for a title were squashed when they failed to hit the back of the net despite creating numerous chances.In the first half alone, Darius Msagha went through on goal one on one with the keeper twice, but couldn’t find the back of the net.Posta’s best chance came off a Georson Likonoh freekick which was tipped behind for a corner by keeper Faruk Shikalo.In the second half, Bandari had another clean chance when William Wadri played a quick one two with Yema Mwama, but his header off the latter’s cross went straight to the keeper with no one on his shoulder.Posta had a late chance whenFrancis Nambute was picked out by a good cross from John Nairuka, but his effort with a bicycle kick was awry, not even hitting the target with no one marking him.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
VALENCIA – Topped by a $3 million donation from a local businesswoman, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital surpassed fundraising goals for a new emergency room and heart diagnostic center. At a gala reception Thursday night for its supporters, the hospital fundraising Health Foundation announced the completion of its 3-year-old capital campaign, boasting it had raised $12 million – plus $2.5 million over its goal. The $14.5 million in cash and pledges is earmarked for an expanded new emergency department and cardiac catheterization laboratory. “All of you here this evening have played an important part in the success of our campaign, and we are honored that you have joined us for this momentous occasion,” foundation chairman Greg Amsler said. The goal for employee contributions was $175,000, and $350,000 was pledged. Physicians at the hospital pledged $700,000, surpassing their goal of $500,000. And the foundation and hospital board members raised $4 million, four times their goal. Hospital philanthropic support groups also pledged $225,000. “Though we are overwhelmed at reaching and surpassing our goal, our true celebration will come as everyone completes their pledges,” said Diana Vose, foundation president. Roger Seaver, the hospital’s president and chief operating officer, said the nonprofit Newhall Memorial relies on community support. 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Special credit, Amsler said, should go to campaign chairman Gary Cusumano, chief executive officer of The Newhall Land and Farming Company. “It became very clear to us that Gary was the primary force for leading the effort and encouraging significant support,” Amsler said. “We are extremely grateful.” Cusumano said corporate gifts, particularly from Tom Veloz and Roberta Veloz, helped the foundation beat its goal. “The campaign got off to a great start with a Veloz gift, and ended with a big bang with a Veloz gift,” Cusumano said. “Tom Veloz’s seven-figure gift began the impetus we needed to move forward. And Roberta Veloz’s gift provided the ultimate thrust, and then some, to complete the campaign.” Tom Veloz donated $1 million to start the campaign, and former wife Roberta Veloz recently presented $3 million to complete the campaign and provide funding for the Cardiac Cath Lab, which will be named in her honor.
JOB VACANCIES: A highly reputable Donegal electrical company are looking to expand their workforce due to the increasing volume of projects.Management are seeking driven and hardworking Fully Qualified Electrician and 3rd or 4th year Apprentice to join their team.The type of works carried out by the company include: Electrical installations to Domestic, Industrial and Commercial Projects, as well as maintenance contracts. The Electrician role will include:Electrical InstallationOverseeing Projects and Site QueriesDealing with suppliers, sourcing equipment and dealing with all relevant paperwork in relation to the project.Job will involve travelling as projects are nationwide.The Ideal Candidate will have:At least 3 years Experience in Running SitesSuitable electrical qualification such as City and Guilds NBQ Level 3 or equivalent.Inspection and Testing QC NumberValid Safepass and Manual Handling CertsClean Driving LicenceGood time managementGood organisational skillsMust be able to perform as part of a teamFully Computer Literate- Word , ExcelMust Provide 1 work Reference.Transport will be providedAccommodation and food allowance will be provided when travel is necessaryFlexible hours for the right candidate The 3rd or 4th Year Apprentice role will include:Electrical InstallationJob will involve travelling as projects are nationwide.The Ideal Candidate will have:Valid Safepass and Manual Handling CertsGood time ManagementMust be able to perform as part of a teamTo apply, send a CV by email to email@example.com with the subject line Electrical 101 and clearly stating which role you are applying for.Jobs: Donegal electrical company seeks Electrician and Apprentice was last modified: May 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ApprenticeelectricianEmploymentjobsVacancies
A fine ram is auctioned at last year’s event.The Poor Farmers Auction in Ardara has managed to raise another €17,870 – bringing the total money generated in the past nine years to more than €200,000.Everything from sheep to signed jerseys were auctioned at Teague’s Bar in the town this week at what was another hugely-successful and fun event.The auction has now become one of the highlights of the year in Ardara. This year’s theme was ‘Cowboys and Indians’ and many who turned up on the night wore fancy dress, adding to the craic on the night.The €17,870 raised this week was divided between the Killybegs Hospice Suite, Donegal Alzheimer’s branch and cancer Care West.Well done to al who took part on the night. POOR FARMERS AUCTION IN ARDARA PASSES €200,000 WITH ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT! was last modified: December 31st, 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:ArdaradonegalPoor Farmer’s AuctionTeague’s Bar
Letterkenny Town Council and Sinn Fein will tonight record a historic first when Cllr Gerry McMonagle is presented with the Lord Mayor’s chain of office.Cllr McMonagle, 54, was first elected to the local council of the Cathedral Town back in 2004.Before that he work on many local groups around the Slieve Sneacht, Ballyboe and Glenwood Park areas of the town. Cllr McMonagle said the election of a Sinn Fein councilor in Letterkenny twenty years ago would have been unthinkable.“It shows how mature the people of Ireland now are. The peace process has bedded in and people now accept that Sinn Fein are a political force.“I am delighted to have been nominated as Mayor of Letterkenny and I hope to work closely with all the councilors and various parties for a unique common goal – making the town a better place to live in for its citizens,” he said.The election of Cllr McMonagle comes as a result of a power-sharing agreement with councilors on the council. The incoming mayor replaces the current Town Mayor, Cllr Tadhg Culbert from Fianna Fail.EndsSINN FEIN CLLR TO TAKE CHAIN OF OFFICE FOR FIRST TIME IN LETTERKENNY TONIGHT was last modified: June 19th, 2011 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)