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4 Local NGOs Receive US$290K Japanese Grant

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Amb. Yoshimura and one of the recipients sign (left)the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects scheme, four local non-governmental organizations have received US$290,170 in grants from the Japanese Government.while he stands with representatives of the four institutions (right)The NGOs are Africa 2000 Network Liberia, Kids Educational Engagement Project, Development Education Network-Liberia and Youth Crime Watch of Liberia.The grant was signed on March 15 between the four NGOs on the one hand and the Government of Japan, represented by Ambassador Kaoru Yoshimura, on the other.The grant, according to Ambassador Yoshimura, is meant for development projects in four communities, for which he expects recipients to use said grants in the rightful way to make the needed impact.The breakdown of the grant is as follows: US$80,896 of the grant went to Africa 2000 Network Liberia to construct cassava processing facilities and shallow wells for irrigation in Careysburg, Montserrado County; Kids Educational Engagement Project received US$71,546 for the construction of an educational library and secondary facilities in Sappema; Development Education Network-Liberia got $54,416 to construct a school block at Tellewoyan Public School in Lofa County and conduct a workshop for education stakeholders; US$ 83,312 was given to the Youth Crime Watch of Liberia to construct a professional skills and development academy complex in Sanoyea District, Lofa County and provide a training complex, a hostel block and unspecified equipment.Meanwhile, Amb. Yoshimura called on grant recipients to be accountable, adding that since the projects are specified and tangible, upon completion, he and a team of his compatriots will visit each site to see what each recipient did with the money.“Permit me to use this opportunity to encourage staff of each organization and even the entire community to ensure maximum use of this facility, sustaining it for generations ahead,” Yoshimura said.“As I appreciate the hard work and commitment of all stakeholders who contributed to the success of this initiative, I believe that you all will take good care of these facilities to achieve the objectives for which they are built.”The ambassador then expressed hope that the four projects will not only contribute to the betterment of the country, but will further maintain the cordial bilateral relationship between Liberia and Japan.Representatives of the four organizations including Brenda Brewer Moore, John Y. Jukon and Dorothy K. Toomann, said they appreciate the Japanese Government and people for the grant, and pledged to honestly use the money to meet the goals and objectives for which it is intended.The Japanese grant for the construction of various facilities in parts of Liberia is in consonance with its partnership with Africa under the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD) that seeks to implement infrastructural projects on the continent to help address such challenges.The TICAD conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya last year where Japanese Prime Minister Abe announced his country’s intention to partner with African countries to achieve “Quality Africa” in three areas, namely: human resource capacity building, infrastructure and Kaizen. (Kaizen is a Japanese word that connotes “improvement” due to small efforts that add up to a big result.)To achieve this goal, Japan pledged to dedicate approximately US$10 billion to Africa over the next three years from the day of the conference for building quality infrastructure.while he stands with representatives of the four institutions (right) under this project has received about US$25 million from the Japanese Government toward the construction of the Mount Coffee hydropower plant.last_img read more

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Money changer’s murder trial begins

first_imgThe murder trial of a Crabwood Creek, Berbice money changer has commenced.Forty-seven-year-old Muhamamed Fizal Baksh Munir, called “Sugar cake” was murdered at the Number 63 Beach on December 15, 2015.On trial for the alleged murder is Philemon Boodhoo. The trial begun last week before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry with State Prosecutor Mondel Moore telling the jury that Boodhoo committed the murder during the course of a robbery.Moore stated that on December 15, 2015, the now dead man left home as per routine to do business and Boodhoo took him to the Number 63 Beach and robbed and killed him. His body was found three days later. Muhamamed Munir’s wife, Jagwantie was the first to take the witness stand at the Berbice High Court. She told the court that her husband left home with both local and foreign currencies. She said he did not return home that evening and several calls to his cellular phone went unanswered. She told the jury that the following morning, she made a missing persons report at the Police station. She said she also went to the market where her husband operates and spoke with several vendors in the area. She told the jury that based on information she received from the vendors, she contacted Boodhoo at his Number 65 Village home. She said Boodhoo claimed that he did indeed call the now dead man, but claimed that he did not see him in person. According the dead man’s wife, a search party was formed and after two days, she received a telephone call stating that a body was discovered on the Number 63 Beach. She said she went to the beach and realised that it was her husband’s body. His footwear and wrist watch were next to him and a $1000 bill was a short distance away. She said when Police arrived and turned the body over, his cellular phone and calculator were found under him.Meanwhile, under cross-examination by Attorney Arudranauth Gossai, the wife said she could not say for sure if it was Boodhoo she spoke with on the phone the day after her husband disappeared.Taxi owner, Farida Hussain also took the witness stand, telling the court that Boodhoo rented a car from her at about 08:30h on December 15, 2015 and returned about 10:30h. She said he should have paid $5000 but since the car was returned the same day, she only charged him $3000. Hussain said Boodhoo paid the money to a worker.Rohan Karim told the court that he was working at the taxi service, which also rented cars at that time. He noted that when Boodhoo returned with the car, he appeared to be nervous. He told the jury that Boodhoo had what he described as a “slab of money” which was about “six inched thick.” The money, he said, was both local and foreign currencies.Karim told the court that Boodhoo asked him for a plastic bag and placed the money into is and then stashed it in his crotch. He said the man then hurriedly left the taxi service.Under cross examination Karim said he knew Boodhoo to be a businessperson who would normally rent cars from the service.The trial continues on Monday.last_img read more

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Premier Clark’s address to members of the UBCM

first_img“They changed the future of our province forever in those pivotal days in 1858,” Premier Clark illustrated. “They probably never for a moment grasped the impact of what they were doing.”Premier Clark’s story, made during the conclusion of the UBCM convention, is about a pre-Confederation American militia group who came to the Frasier Valley in search of gold, were confronted by First Nations, months of fighting broke up, but then, the two leaders found a peaceful resolution in an attempt to halt the bodies from both sides surfacing in the valley.She explained how the story is similar to the one of the provincial government and the BCTF finding an end to the months-long strike.- Advertisement -Premier Clark said the BCTF could have stayed on strike and the governments could have legislated teachers back to work, but leadership on both sides chose labour peace and found a deal.Within her speech about shaping B.C.’s future, Premier Clark eluded to LNG development and the critical point in history we’re currently developing.“I’d like to talk to you about how resource development needs to be done properly. It needs to be done right; but it needs to be done if we want to succeed as a province,” Premier Clark said.Advertisement Premier Clark says part of properly developing resources include engaging with First Nations, ensuring it has as little impact on the environment as possible and the need for it to be beneficial to all British Columbians, both rural and urban.With files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Prince George RCMP arrest two Fort St. John suspects

first_imgThe arrest took place on Thursday January 22, 2015 resulting from a patron of the motel recognizing the wanted male.“The investigation led to a search warrant and recovery of three handguns that were reported stolen from Abbotsford, B.C. last October,” Cpl. Craig Douglass writes. “A significant amount of crack cocaine and ecstasy pills were located along with a large sum of money.”Police say the second suspect found with the wanted man was in fact “within arms reach of a loaded handgun.”- Advertisement -“Upon search of the Honda SUV associated to the men, many items believed to have been stolen from Fort St. John were located,” Cpl. Douglass adds. “The vehicle was registered to a female from Abbotsford, but was not stolen.”Trevor Christopher Loe, 19-years-old, and Dominik Teale, 29-years-old – both from Fort St. John and known to police – are each facing three charges of possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.Both Loe and Teale will remain in custody until their next court appearance. Loe will face a judge on January 27, 2015 and Teale has his appearance scheduled for February 4, 2015.Advertisement If you have any information regarding the investigation, contact the Prince George RCMP at 250 561 3300. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.last_img read more

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DELIA – “MCGUINNESS IS HUGE PART OF MY MANAGEMENT STAFF”

first_imgJim McGuinness is a ‘massive’ part of Ronnie Delia’s backroom staff.Celtic manager Ronnie Delia has admitted Jim McGuinness is a massive part of his management staff, as he strives to take Celtic to the next level.Norwegian, Delia has received widespread criticism from sections of the Celtic support following a mixed start to life as Celtic manager.One member of his back-room staff that Delia leans on for support is former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness, Delia has admitted that he is a ‘massive’ part of his management set-up. Delia said, “I want a team with different qualities, Jim’s very good with team spirit and psychology.“He knows what team work is, and knows sport, and understands the importance of a good team dynamic.“He knows the importance of a good dressing room, he has skills we can use.“Those skills are vital in ensuring my players are focused and ready for every game and every challenge. McGuinness quit as Donegal manager a fortnight after losing the All-Ireland to Kerry.He spent four incredible years in charge of Donegal, and is the county’s most successful manager ever.His successor has still not been appointed, but it’s expected that his former assistant Rory Gallagher will get the job. DELIA – “MCGUINNESS IS HUGE PART OF MY MANAGEMENT STAFF” was last modified: October 28th, 2014 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:celtic fcdonegalGAAJim McGuinnessnewsRonnie DeliasoccerSportlast_img read more

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Why Bristol City selling Aden Flint is bad news for football fans

first_imgGOAL: #BristolCity 2-0 Bolton Wanderers, Flint 77. #BRCvBOL pic.twitter.com/m1o3gCuPTh— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) September 26, 2017 1 Super Computer predicts where every Championship club will end the season SWEET HOME GOAL: Sheffield United 1-2 #BristolCity, Flint 90. #SHUvBRC pic.twitter.com/3E9YGpcpEf— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) December 8, 2017 Why is VAR not being used for Play-Off Final between Aston Villa v Derby at Wembley? Leeds and Derby begin Championship season away – opening day fixtures in full Former Bristol City star Aden Flint has joined Middlesbrough for £7million. GOAL: Reading 0-1 #BristolCity, Flint 84. #REAvBRC pic.twitter.com/5wZ1UVlu6E— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) September 9, 2017 revealed Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam ‘absolutely’ interested in Rangers return CHARLIE WANTS BACK His goalscoring feats – for a defender – were seriously impressive with the towering 6ft 5in star netting nine in all competitions for the club.But the goals weren’t the only things supporters loved Flint for.Bristol City gained notoriety in 2017/18 for their hilarious goal GIFS on Twitter, which riled opponents but lit up social media within minutes of them being posted.Flint was undoubtedly the star of the show and his contributions will be sorely missed on Saturday afternoons in the Championship.But, thankfully, they still live on and we’ve gathered up the best for you. Revealed Bristol City have sold Aden Flint to Middlesbrough for £7million – but football fans are devastated.The centre-back thrilled at Ashton Gate last season as the Robins attempted to gatecrash the play-offs. Middlesbrough complete £7million deal for Championship star ‘Rules are laid down by the clubs’, insists EFL chief as Bury are expelled How the Championship table would look based on every club’s home form only FRANK ASSESSMENT talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. bold GOAL: #BristolCity 2-2 Manchester City, Flint 90. #BRCvMCY pic.twitter.com/9wLzrRi8qq— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) January 23, 2018 must listen GOAL: #BristolCity 2-1 Cardiff City, Flint 66. #BRCvCAR. pic.twitter.com/hfooMHl38z— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) November 4, 2017 REVEALED ‘The Lampard effect’ – Derby fans love Chelsea legend after stunning goal Super computer predicts end of season Championship table ‘We’re dancing in the streets’ – Sunderland fans react to huge player news FLINT OFF Latest Football League news Party Time last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho explains reason behind Marcus Rashford number change

first_img What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained the reason behind Marcus Rashford’s shirt number swap.The England forward, 20, has exchanged the No.19 shirt for the No.10 vacated by Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he left last season. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP revealed Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford with his new shirt number. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Most Popular Premier League News 1 silverware ALTERED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes latest Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker smart causal Rashford struggled at points last season, despite being the club’s most used player, scoring just seven times and adding five assists.But Mourinho believes handing him the shirt he’s always wanted will be a fantastic opportunity. “He [Rashford] always wanted it (the No.10 shirt),” he told ESPN. “Of course, he respected [Wayne] Rooney.“And then Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] wanted to have it. Of course, he [Rashford] was in the shadows waiting for the opportunity.”“The shirt is empty [vacant]. It’s something fantastic for the kid, let’s give the shirt to him.” SORRY last_img read more

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HOLLYWOOD STAR DONATES FAVOURITE HANDBAG TO DONEGAL CHARITY

first_imgSex and the City’ Sarah Jessica Parker has donated one of her favourite designer bags to a charity fund in Donegal.The handbag will be raffled off to raise money for the Killybegs Women’s Group.The expensive bag arrived by Fedex last week, with a personal note from the Hollywood star herself. The actress, who played Carrie in the hit show, said in the note that she would like to send all her love to all the ladies who will be at the event on July 15th, and also added “I miss Ireland and send my best wishes.”Sarah Jessica has a holiday home near Kilcar.It’s thought she may visit there again with her family in August.HOLLYWOOD STAR DONATES FAVOURITE HANDBAG TO DONEGAL CHARITY was last modified: June 7th, 2011 by gregShare 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:kilcarKillybegssarah jessica parkerlast_img read more

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DDTV: CREESLOUGH PUPILS RELIVE THEIR MOMENT OF FAME ON RTE IN 1993

first_imgWe all have photos and home videos we’d like to forget.So these pupils from Creeslough may like to forget their appearance on RTE’s School Around The Corner with the late Gerry Ryan in 1993. Simply click on the video to relive the embarrassment! DDTV: CREESLOUGH PUPILS RELIVE THEIR MOMENT OF FAME ON RTE IN 1993 was last modified: February 25th, 2015 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:CreesloughdonegalRTESCHOOL AROUND THE CORNERlast_img read more

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How Adele’s Leaving Cert achievement paved the way for her dream job

first_imgA young mother found her dream job in nursing after returning to education to do her Leaving Cert with Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service.Adele Dempsey (aged 31) left school at 15, but it was only after starting a family that she realised the value of a Leaving Cert education.“My oldest girl was nine at the time. She was coming home with her homework and I was struggling to help her. I left school because I got work but things were different back then,” Adele told Donegal Daily. Adele Dempsey’s Leaving Cert qualification enabled her to train to become a NurseDonegal ETB’s two-year Leaving Cert for adults programme was the perfect option for Adele, as her youngest boy was just one year old and she could have him close by in a creche while she attended classes. This support gave Adele the confidence to go back to education in 2012.“The teachers and staff give you loads of support,” she said.Adele said her biggest adjustment with going back to education was the change in home and family routine.“I found it hard in the first few weeks, managing kids, dinners and homework. I got sitting down to do my work after 8 or 9 at night. But the teachers didn’t give you much homework. The teachers were a big help getting you back into a routine of studying.” All learners study the six Leaving Cert subjects of English, Maths, History, Geography, Biology and Business.Adele found the style of teaching and learning with ETB staff suited her well and set her up for college.“The teachers don’t spoon feed you, they help you work things out so you understand. They really take their time with each person to make sure everyone is on the same page,” she said.Adele also explained how the programme is structured to ease learners back into a study routine.“They start you off with the basics and everything you’ve learned fits into place by second year,” she said. “It is great for people who left school early or have done Leaving Cert Applied and are finding it hard to get into colleges and get job offers. They might not have the confidence to go back, thinking it’s like school, but the way they teach, they really push you to do your best and they know what you can achieve.”The Donegal ETB adult guidance counsellors inspired Adele to go beyond the Leaving Certificate and apply for college.“I always wanted to do nursing but I just never thought I’d have the points to apply for a course. The guidance counsellor told me to apply and see how it goes.”Adele successfully got her offer to study General Nursing at LYIT. Five years later, she has a full-time role in nursing at Letterkenny University Hospital. Donegal ETB’s Adult Education Officer Charles Gorney said learners can gain much more than a Leaving Cert qualification from the course.“Learners often gain a confidence they felt they didn’t have before and Adele’s experience is a great example of this. Doing the Leaving Cert as an adult is a big step but we have an excellent pass rate and many learners go onto higher education programmes afterwards.” said Charles.“For anyone who currently finds themselves unemployed and would like to get back to work, don’t be afraid to call our guidance staff on 0749178088 and they can discuss our range of courses with you and answer any questions you may have.  You can also apply online for many of our courses through www.fetchcourses.ie if you prefer to apply that way.”Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service offers a range of courses to help those who are unemployed to get back to the workplace. These courses are offered through the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS), Back to Education Initiative (BTEI), Traineeships and Specific Skills Training.For more information about courses for the unemployed, visit https://www.donegaletb.ie/further-education-training/fet-programmes-explained/ or email adultguidance@donegaletb.ie with course inquiries.How Adele’s Leaving Cert achievement paved the way for her dream job was last modified: June 11th, 2019 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:adult educationback to educationcareersDonegal ETBeducationexamsLeaving Certificatelast_img read more

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