Mr. Souh: “Those substances the LDEA destroyed are harmful for human consumption”…Seeks partnership with communities to fight influx of illegal substancesAuthorities of the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) have destroyed over 24 kilograms of illicit drugs the agency reportedly confiscated from traffickers this year.The illicit drugs, which included cocaine, heroin, marijuana, precursor and methamphetamine, were burnt simultaneously at different locations across the country by LDEA officers during recent ceremonies marking this year’s International Drug Day.The assorted illicit drugs before the burning exerciseLDEA puts the value of the total 8.034kg of cocaine destroyed to US$464,100; the 9.378kg of heroin at US$257, 670; the 3.889kg of marijuana at US$291,375; and the 1.906kg of methamphetamine at US$133, 420.The destruction of the illegal substances coincided with the celebration of the international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, celebrated annually in June to create awareness and emphasis on the hazards of drug addiction and illicit trafficking. However, this year’s occasion was delayed as a result of financial constraints the LDEA was facing.During the burning exerciseAt the celebration held in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, LDEA director general Anthony K. Souh said governments around the world have the responsibility to counteract drug trafficking and abuse, but residents of the communities can also make major contributions to the fight against illicit substances by passing information to relevant security agencies.Mr. Souh noted that families, schools, civil society groups and religious organizations also have an important role to play in the eradication of drugs from Liberia, especially from communities where suspected ‘ghettos’ (drug dens) are being erected.Souh stressed the need for businesses to help provide legitimate livelihoods; therefore, he called on the media to intensify awareness on the dangers drugs pose to the society.“Drugs and crimes are now viewed as a disturbing obstruction to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly goals 3 and 16,” he added.Goals 3 and 16 are components that talk about health and peace respectively.Mr. Souh assured the public that the LDEA will work closely with partners to prevent drugs and the profits accrued from crimes from taking hold in Liberia, “because they undermine development, peace and human rights.”The recent ceremony brought together representatives of various security agencies, members of the civil society organizations as well as students representing several schools operating under the Monrovia Consolidating School System.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
President George M. Weah’s (left) expected reshuffling “is going to ensure that we have better alignment and coordination on matters that are critical to the economy, uproot corruption and enhance better service delivery,” says Chief Cyril Allen (right).-Who’s on list to be axed, recycled?A member of the ruling Governing Council of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Chief Cyril Allen, has urged President George M. Weah to reshuffle the cabinet to enhance service delivery and drive economic growth.Allen, who is also a member of the Governing Council of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the former Chairman of the National Patriotic Party (which is part of the ruling Coalition), said the President needs to bring on board ‘educated and experienced Liberians, including others from the other side of the aisle — meaning, the opposition — to tackle the ‘Grey line.’Chief Allen made his observation and suggestion on Friday, February 22, when he appeared on a morning show of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS). He said the CDC-led government is a government of Liberia — not only of the Coalition — and therefore the changes should be designed to efficiently confront the challenges to make the government and the country successful.The assertions of the CDC’s governing council member appeared to confirm undercurrents of a pending reshuffle of the cabinet. According to reports, the reshuffle is expected to bring in just few new people, while other Junior Ministers and Cabinet Ministers would switch portfolios with their colleagues.The reports further said only four ministries or government agencies will be left unaffected by the reshuffle, though those ministries or agencies were not named; neither did Chief Allen say which agencies or ministries will be affected.The reshuffle is also expected to take place against the backdrop of alarming ‘lack of effective and efficient’ service delivery among some Junior and Senior Cabinet Ministers as well as to wrestle the allegations of corruption.Meanwhile, an executive member of the CDC who begged not to be named, said the reshuffle is triggered by international pressure and that the ‘reshuffling’ is slated for February.“The President will announce a number of changes to the cabinet because the cabinet of the nation should have an appropriate mix of experience and capability as well as gender and generational mix; that it should have members who are committed to serve and to serve selflessly,” the CDC council member told the Daily Observer on Friday via mobile phone.He added: “This move is going to ensure that we have better alignment and coordination on matters that are critical to the economy, uproot corruption and enhance better service delivery.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Arsenal are keeping tabs on Polish starlet Krystian Bielik, according to reports in Poland.The 16-year-old has already broken into Legia Warsaw’s first-team and has been tipped for a bright future.Arsenal’s scouts are reportedly very impressed by the 6ft 2in defensive midfielder and have urged Arsene Wenger to secure his services.According to TVP Sport, the Gunners have run their eye over Bielik on several occasions and could make a move for him in January.Bielik still has three years to run on his contract and it is believed that Legia are reluctant to lose one of their prized assets.Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Everton are also said to be interested in the defensive midfielder, who has been capped by Poland at Under-16 and Under-17 level. Arsene Wenger 1
LANCASTER – Tayler Wilson said she makes a conscious effort to back off a bit when she goes wakeboarding on the Pacific Ocean or rides dirt bikes in the Eastern California desert. “I can’t get hurt,” she said. “I could lose a scholarship or I could hurt my team.” Wilson, a standout Antelope Valley College sophomore shortstop, is considerably less cautious on a softball field. Her gritty playing style has helped the former Paraclete High star land a scholarship to Division II Abilene (Texas) Christian, and has helped catapult AVC to elite status. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The Marauders (22-5, 5-0 in Foothill Conference) are ranked No. 1 in Southern California and No. 3 in the state in what so far has been the program’s most successful season. “Out here, it’s leave everything out there and go all out,” Wilson said. “If you get hurt, at least you’re doing it out here. It sounds funny, but that’s what I’m here for.” Wilson’s athleticism and her whatever-it-takes attitude allowed her to make a seamless transition from second base to shortstop out of high school. Her ability to make contact, move baserunners over and drive the ball have made her an exceptionally valuable No. 2 hitter. Wilson is batting .478 (33 for 69) with eight extra-base hits and a .638 slugging percentage. She has struck out just twice. “What’s great about Tayler is she’s a great bunter, but she also has the ability to swing away and hit for power,” AVC coach Cindy Vargas said. “She can just crush the ball.” Vargas said Wilson’s excellent range and her willingness to dive for balls has made her an outstanding defensive shortstop. “If I walk off the field with a clean uniform, then I know I didn’t give 100 percent,” Wilson said. “I know I have 17 other girls out there giving their best too, so I don’t want to waste anybody’s time out there.” Wilson, a four-year varsity starter in high school, established a reputation as one of the Antelope Valley’s most intense players early in her prep career. Paraclete coach Margaret Neill said she was taken aback when she spotted Wilson practicing her slide during batting practice early in her freshman year. “I heard something in the dirt, and I didn’t know what it was,” Neill said. “That’s Tayler. She’s one of a kind.” Wilson’s hard-nosed approached has helped set the tone for AVC. “She’s not that big, she’s a thin little girl, but she’s just really tough,” AVC center fielder Erica Ricker said. “Her aggressiveness shows and the intensity she brings rubs off on all of us.” Wilson, who is majoring in business administration, said she was attracted to Abilene Christian’s small-school environment, which she said reminds her of Paraclete. She said riding dirt bikes and wakeboarding give her a similar rush to playing softball, and she admits that being cautious in those endeavors goes against the grain of her personality. “I probably push the limits a little more than I should, bit you still have to be able to live,” she said with a smile. “I’m not that strict.” Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
And now Trippier, 27, is set to receive the highest honour a council can give a civilian.Speaking to the Bury Times after a meeting, Councillor Rishi Shori said: “Kieran and his England team mates have given a huge amount of joy for local people with their incredible performances during the World Cup.“To reach the semi-final for only the third time in England’s history is an amazing achievement. I was nine years the old the last time it happened – I am a lot older now!“Kieran himself was outstanding, scoring a penalty in the shoot out with Colombia and of course that unforgettable free kick again Croatia. He is now only the third Englishman to have scored in a World Cup semi and certainly the first from Bury!“He deserves to be acknowledged. He is a huge role model to younger people and hopefully can inspire the next generation of footballers in Bury.” getty England World Cup hero Kieran Trippier will be awarded the freedom of Bury for his brilliant performances in Russia.The Tottenham right-back excelled for the Three Lions and scored a superb free-kick in the semi-final defeat to Croatia. 1 England and Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier has been one of the stars of World Cup 2018.
ESCAPE LATEST: A Donegal man who killed a Donegal Garda has been arrested in Derry after escaping from jail yesterday.Martin McDermott was discovered in Derry by the PSNI in Derry this morning.McDermott, 26, is a career criminal and was serving a 7-year sentence for driving a car at Gda McLoughlin. The brave Buncrana-based Garda, originally from Leitrim, later died from his injuries.There is a huge uproar today from colleagues and friends – with some calling for the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to explain to Dail Eireann how a man who killed a Garda and had 91 previous convictions was being held at Loughan Open Prison in Blacklion.McDermott, who was allowed to leave the prison to attend a work programme, failed to report back for an evening roll call.One colleague contacted donegaldaily.com and was “absolutely livid”. “I was angry when I heard he had escaped, but I almost threw up when I heard he was in Loughan House. That’s supposed to be for low-risk prisoners and Martin McDermott is not a low risk prisoner,” said the serving Garda.“The whole country knows about this thug. He has previous convictions across a range of offences – more than 90 of them – and none worse that killing a guard.“As far as I am concerned, his move to an open prison was an insult to Gary and and insult to his family, friends and colleagues.”Gardai and PSNI officers in Derry and Tyrone were issued with McDermott’s picture and description.Donegaldaily.com broke the story locally last night of McDermott’s escape. You can read it here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/03/15/manhunt-as-co-donegal-garda-killer-escapes-from-prison/LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyPSNI ARREST ESCAPED DONEGAL MAN WHO KILLED GARDA was last modified: March 16th, 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)
Cuan an Ri in CarrigartA planning application for the retention of a basement at the beachfront development at the Cuan na Ri holiday complex at Carrigart is to be strenuously opposed by the local residents.The Tirconail Tribune reports that Michael and Patrick Preston of T&G Developments have made the application in the past week to seek the council’s approval to allow the basement to remain on site along with its completion.The Council’s Planning Dept. has sought to have the basement and store area at the Cuan na Ri development demolished to comply with the original schedules. On November 25th the Council issued a number of enforcement notices to the Prestons on foot of the development not being complaint with the original grant of planning.A major level of objection is now underway and the issue has been a matter of much controversy ever since the local community found their right of access to the beach blocked off by locked gates last September.The news comes as Marian Harkin MEP prepares to visit Aghadachor on Saturday week to hear the concerns of the community and to explore EU perspectives from an environmental perspective.Meanwhile, a Divisional Ecologist, at the National Parks & Wildlife Service in the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, has told the Aghadachor Action Group that encroachment and infilling of the Special Area of Conservation did occur during the construction of the beach activity centre. The spokesman said they had brought the matter to the attention of Donegal County Council and the developer, and this issue was subsequently rectified.“Issues still remain on the beach at Aghadachor. We are of the opinion that some works have resulted in damage to the Special Area of Conservation and have been considered as unauthorised development by Donegal County Council.“It is our position that any environmental damage is fully rectified. We are working with Donegal County Council, the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the developer to achieve this,’ added the Divisional Ecologist.In a new development last November the Council issued an enforcement order against the developers on a number of grounds.The Council said that a basement area added to the main building without planning permission and must be demolished. The enforcement notice required: “the said developments to cease.” and the measures listed to be addressed within four weeks from the date of issue on November 25th.The enforcement order was sent to Michael A and Patrick G Preston. The Council had identified six areas of ‘unauthorised construction and installation’ and subsequently moved to have the development made compliant with the planning permission, which was originally granted.This additional element of the basement has been added extending for 393 square metres (4230 sq. feet) and the Council says it now incorporates effectively a 3 storey appearance, whereas a 2 storey structure was permitted in the grant of planning.The enforcement order was based on grounds that the terms of planning permission granted in 2012 not having been fulfilled. T&G Developments was told the Beach activity centre had not been constructed in accordance with the plans, and particulars submitted under the planning application.Insofar as the impact of the demolition might impact on the area, the Council has already requested that all rubble and associated materials are removed in consultation with Donegal County Council.The other main component in the enforcement order is the construction of a mechanical pipe on the shoreline to address issues of erosion.And they have asked that the construction of the Geo-Tube, an anti erosion mechanism within the foreshore area be removed since it does not have planning permission.This particular mechanism has caused much controversy locally with community leaders claiming that nobody has a right to claim territory below the high water mark.The Tube extends for a length of 280 metres and the Council is also seeking its removal and all its element parts.LOCALS TO RESIST PLANNING RETENTION FOR CARRIGART HOLIDAY VILLAGE was last modified: January 23rd, 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:CarrigartCUAN AN RI
Change The Scene this Halloween at GartanThe All New Devil’s Realm has relocated to the Gartan Outdoor Centre for 2015 which makes for a perfect overnight destination for mid-term break for those how dare!The Devils Realm is a professional, frightening walk through the forest – this event is intense with effects that are intended to increase the realism of the experience.Stay if you DARE! Gartan are offering superb offers for those who wish to stay overnight, with dorm B&B €18pp, Private 4 Bed Room with shared bathroom only €60 in total and Private Ensuite Room which can accommodate up to 4 people only €75.Most bedrooms overlook the stunning Gartan Lake, and the dining area for dinner & breakfast also has unrestricted, breath taking views of this beautiful lake. For those just wishing for an adventurous family break without any frights, Gartan are offering excellent optional extras such as Kayaking, Canadian Canoeing, Gorge Walking, Hill walking and Much More – where else would you have so much choice this Halloween Break?Packages are available to include activities, lunch and dinner. Tickets for the Devils Realm, B&B are also available. For further information call Gartan now – limited availability 074 91 37032 or email email@example.comPlease note, the Devils Realm event is not suitable for under 12’s, however younger folk can stay and take part in other activities. For more details contact Gartan OETC. NOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN a family pass to the Devils Realm & overnight B&B for a family of 4? If so, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, address, contact number and answering the following question: What sort of canoeing can you do at Gartan?Closing date for entries is Thursday October 22 at noon. Usual Donegal Daily rules apply. No cash alternative. Break must be taken this Halloween. COMPETITION: WIN A SPOOKY FAMILY OVERNIGHT HALLOWEEN STAY AT GARTAN OUTDOOR CENTRE was last modified: October 15th, 2015 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:competitiondevil’s realmdonegalgartanoutdoor centre
Tags: 2019 AFCON Qualifierstop Youssef Essrayri will be the center referee when Uganda hosts Cape Verde next month2019 AFCON Qualifier-Group LUganda vs Cape VerdeMandela National Stadium, Namboole Saturday, 17-11-2018 @04:00pmCAIRO – Tunisian match officials have been appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to take charge of Uganda’s next AFCON 2019 qualifier at home to Cape Verde Game.Youssef Essrayri will be in center referee as the Uganda Cranes attempt to make an instant return to the AFCON tournament proper.Having featured in the last tournament in Gabon, the Cranes require only a point from their last two games to ensure qualification to the finals that will be held in Cameroon next year.Essrayi will be assisted by Yamen Malloulchi and Jridi Faouzi, both also coming from Tunisia.Uganda is currently on top of Group l with 10 points from their first four games. Their last game saw Sebastian Desabre’s men defeat Lesotho 2-0 away from home.The last game for Uganda in group L will be away against Tanzania.Comments
A car has been seized following by members of Letterkenny Road Policing Unit after it tried to avoid a Garda checkpoint. The Ford Focus was chased into a farm-yard before it emerged that it was an unoccupied learner inside the vehicle who had no ‘L’ plates on display.A fixed charge penalty notice was issued to the driver. Garda in Letterkenny seize vehicle after it tried to avoid checkpoint was last modified: March 2nd, 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) Tags:AN GARDA SIOCHANAletterkennyLetterkenny Garda