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‘Transformation of Facilities at Freeport Tops Economic Development’

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai has said that mass transformation of facilities at the Freeport of Monrovia is paramount to the economic development of Liberia.The Vice President pointed out that the Government has been following up on the projects, which he said are “very encouraging” and lauded the good working relations between APM Terminals and the National Port Authority (NPA.)Ambassador Boakai made these remarks recently when the incoming managing director of APM Terminals, Mr. George G. Adjei, paid him a courtesy call at his Capitol Building Offices in Monrovia.VP Boakai underscored the importance of the Port of Monrovia and emphasized that the mass transformation of its facilities will result into economic prosperity for the nation.For his part, Mr. Adjei, who has served his company in several capacities before coming to Liberia, thanked Amb. Boakai for the warm reception and disclosed that phase two of the projects is the pavement of the Monrovia terminal yard and the construction of a new head office.According to Mr. Adjei, the projects, costing US$34.5 million are expected to start in March of this year and will be completed in 23 months.He further disclosed that his company also has interest in the development of the port of Greenville, but was awaiting official invitation from the Government of Liberia to submit a proposal, which he said is in fulfillment of a new strategy of developing multiports to handle general cargo, mineral and petroleum products as well as oil handling and storage.The APM Terminals new MD, further noted that his company was aware that government is under pressure to deliver on social programs and that his company will continue to partner with the GOL to achieve those objectives as well as live up to the commitment as enshrined in the agreement between APM Terminals and NPA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teen blames GPHC for post-delivery infection

first_img….says medical gauze left inside wombBy Yanella DalrympleThe Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) is being accused of negligence after a young mother discovered that a piece of gauze was left inside her womb after she delivered her first child in October 2017.“Pretty” (alias given), gave birth on October 13, 2017, but remained in pain after she was discharged from the hospital on October 15.The 18-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped, became concerned after a strange odour began emanating from the young woman’s vaginal area.“After I came out of the hospital, I told my mother I was feeling like if clot blood was left inside of me, I couldn’t sit, I couldn’t even walk properly and I started smelling similar to my grandmother who died with cancer. My family was telling me to sit over hot water and all these things but it was after I went back to the hospital two weeks after, then they realised it was the gauze that was left inside of me,” the young mother related.In an effort to assist the young woman, her family took her to a pharmacist after suggesting that she may have contracted an infection, after which she was provided with antibiotics for treatment.However, despite using the antibiotics for several days, her pains persisted and she began to feel her vagina swelling.“I was feeling really miserable, in a lot of pain and passing clots all the time,” she told Guyana Times.It appears that the midwife who delivered the woman’s son left gauze in the young woman’s vagina.The young mother suffered a “tear” during labour and received several stitches to repair the perineum (the area between the vagina and rectum). However, the gauze, which had been used to stem her bleeding, was apparently sutured inside the woman.According to the young woman, the treatment that was meted out to her by the midwife (name given) at the hospital was atrocious.She explained how it was something she would never want to experience again in her lifetime.“After I began feeling labour pains, I called for the midwife who told me to open my foot and start pushing but I told her I was getting the urge to push and she started saying yall lil girl does want tek big things and when is time to push out the baby yall closing yall foot.”She told Guyana Times that the doctor who removed the gauze that was left inside her body told her family that it was not long before the wound would’ve become septic and killed her.The family was incensed at the hospital’s negligence, which has marred what should have been a happy time. “At first I didn’t make a big issue out of it because I know they would cover it up but I’m being open about it because the other person it happens to may not be as lucky as me to be alive,” she said.More so, she is calling on the relevant authorities to do more training at the hospitals so that cases like these can be decreased.The woman filed a report with the hospital’s authorities last year but has not received an update on the outcome of their probe.last_img read more

Guyanese cricketer charged for assaulting cop

first_imgGuyanese cricketer Christopher Barnwell was on Monday taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with an assault charge.Guyanese cricketerChristopher BarnwellThirty-two-year-old Barnwell appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs and denied the charge which stated that on March 23, 2019, at Thomas lands, Georgetown, he assaulted Trevor Benn, a police officer.Reports are the two men were playing a friendly cricket match when an argument ensued. It is alleged that the argument escalated and Barnwell allegedly pushed the policeman to the ground. Persons in the area intervened and the matter was reported to the police. Following a bail application by Defence Attorney Nigel Hughes, Magistrate Isaacs released the cricketer on $30,000 bail. The case will continue on August 19, 2019.Barnwell, who is an all-rounder, plays for Guyana Jaguars.last_img read more

GARDAI POSE AS COURIERS TO SMASH €200K DRUGS OPERATION

first_imgGardai posed as couriers in a sting operation which uncovered a €200,000 drugs haul in Donegal.Officers received information that drugs were being shipped into the country from Frankfurt in Germany to Dublin Airport and on to an address in Letterkenny They set up an elaborate sting operation posing as delivery man and even used a white van and fake dockets to send the parcel during a “controlled delivery.”Gardai initially called to the drop-off address at 29 Glentane Close on November 6th last but there was nobody home.Some of the consignment of Mephedrone found during the raid.Gardai left a fake docket which included a telephone number of a mobile phone especially purchased for the sting operation.Later that day they received two calls to the mobile by a man calling himself Paul Matthews, the name on the courier delivery docket.Once the package was inside the house and had been signed for, members of the Gardai and the Drugs Squad rushed into the premises with a search warrant.The uncovered Mephedrone tablets with a street value of €139,695.A man, later known to be Simon Crawford, was arrested and he admitted having the drugs for sale or supply.In a follow-up operation at Lisnennan View, Gardai found another haul of drugs estimated to be worth €69,930 in what officers believed was a ‘mixing house’ for the drugs.When interviewed Crawford, of York Avenue, Portstewart, Co Derry, admitted having received between 10 and 15 such packages and admitted he had been a drug user since he was 15 but was now clean.Garda Paul Harte said he did not believe that Crawford, now 29, was the main person behind the operation but that he only earned a bout €300 for each package delivered.The court was told the drugs were usually left in an ESB box for someone else to collect to be moved on.The court was told the drugs found were once legal in headshops in Ireland but they had since been outlawed under 2011 legislation.They were mephedrone and were usually snorted into the bodyCrawford’s mother told Judge O’Hagan that her son had suffered a series of setbacks in life and had not met his father since he was very small.He had been on drugs and had tried to take his own life on a number of occasions.A retired PSNI officer, Samuel McMullan, who knew Crawford described him as “industrious” but said he had fallen into bad company.Judge John O’Hagan said that once people get locked in with these people (drug barons), it was very hard to extricate yourself from them.He said he appreciated that some very upstanding people including his mother and Mr McMullan had spoken well on his behalf.But he said he ha to send out a message that importing drugs was a very serious matter.He jailed Crawford for five years and suspended the last two years off the day while also backdating it to November 6th when he first went into custody.GARDAI POSE AS COURIERS TO SMASH €200K DRUGS OPERATION was last modified: July 19th, 2013 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:courierdocketdrugsletterkennyLIsnennanSimon Crawfordlast_img read more

Dad of three sorry after being caught speeding at 163kph with kids in car

first_imgA father of three who was caught speeding at 163kph with his three children in the back has been warned his driving could have had tragic consequences.Paul Conaghan appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with dangerous driving. Conaghan, of Rough Park, Letterkenny, had been stopped by Gardai who detected him driving at 163kph in a 100kph zone on the N13 at Dromore outside Letterkenny on February 25th last.Garda Michael Kilcoyne said he detected the car speeding around 5pm and then followed it after activating the flashing lights on his Garda car.He eventually caught up with the driver and found he had three children on board.He told Gardai that his speeding was irresponsible saying he was simply in a hurry.Solicitor for the accused, Frank Dorian, said his client had no previous convictions and did not even have a penalty point.Judge Paul Kelly said Conaghan’s speeding could have had disastrous consequences and the accused said he had now learned a lesson.Judge Kelly reduced the charge form dangerous driving to careless driving and fined Conaghan, aged 37, €250.Dad of three sorry after being caught speeding at 163kph with kids in car was last modified: April 15th, 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:courtKidsletterkennyPaul Conaghanspeedinglast_img read more

GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB WEEKLY NOTES

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 13.02.12Thanks to everyone that helped out on Sunday as we hosted the NFL Div. 1 game between Donegal and Laois. Unfortunately the result didn’t go Donegal’s way on Sunday. Well done to Vincent McGlynn and his team that had every aspect covered in their preparations, the Park looked great for the 12th of February. The Senior Hurlers continued their good run in the Ulster League at the weekend when they travelled to Blacklion and came away with a good victory over Wolfe Tones on a score of 1-11 to 1-05. Congratulations to Colm Breathnach on his recent Lory Meagher All-Star Award.Comhghairdeas le na hiomaitheoirí go léir as an chlub a ghlac páirt i mbabhta leath cheannais na contae de scór sinsir i nGleann t-Súilí oíche Shatharn. The balled group gave an excellent performance and qualified for the county final along with the instrumental group and in solo singing, Seán Feeney gave an excellent rendition of “The Maid of Culmore” to also book his place in the final. The club also took part in Tráth na gCesit but Brian McGeehin, Seán Dunne and Hugo Dorrian unfortunately missed out on a qualifying place. The county final is scheduled to take place in Gleann t-Súilí on Saturday 25th February at 7.30pm. Ádh mór ar na hiomaitheoirí uilig as Namoh Adhamhnáin a bhéas ag glacadh páirt sna comórtais Bailéad Ghrúpa, Ceol Uirlise agus Amhránaíocht Aonair i gcraobh cheannais na contae de scór sinsir. A great night is assured at the final so why not go along and support our competitors.The Senior, Reserve, Junior and U-21Football Championship Draws take place this Saturday, Feb. 18th.Tickets are now available for the Annual Presentation Night that will be held in the Old Orchard Inn on Friday, Feb. 24th. Tickets are a very reasonable €20 with a 4 Course Meal + Music afterwards. There will be a ticket collection Night this Wednesday in the Orchard between 7pm – 8pm for anyone that wants to get a ticket. Contact Paul McGovern (086-8114151) or Anne Forde (086-8342449) for details.There will be another Registration Day between 11am – 1pm in the Clubhouse this Saturday (Feb. 18th). All Minor Registrations must be with the Northern Board by the end of February.The U15 Camogie tournament to be hosted by St. Eunan’s had to be postponed due to the unavailability of a number of teams. Hopefully it will be rescheduled in the near future. Camogie fixtures for the year are currently being set so if there are any comments/questions please let us know ASAP.The Minor Board Executive are meeting this Thursday (Feb. 16th) at 7pm in the Clubhouse. All managers are requested to attend this meeting. All Managers please contact Paul McGovern to book your training slot for your team as the evenings are filling up fast with Friday’s already fully booked.Preparations continue apace for Strictly Come Dancing, which is only 3 weeks away now on March 9th in the Mt. Errigal with the show commencing at 7:30pm. Highland Radio’s Charlie Collins will MC on the night. We will officially launch the big night this Monday (Feb. 20th) at 7pm in the Mt. Errigal when we will reveal our dancers. Tickets will be on sale this week and remember to get yours early as once again  a huge crowd is expected.The new website: www.steunansgaa.com is up and running. Members can add content through the the “submit info” tab. Match reports, photo’s etc. all very welcome.The Lotto numbers this week are 1-3-9-11. The were 11 winners that each matched 3 numbers and win €10 each. B. Mulligan, c/o Adrian; Anne McMullg, Portglenone, Co. Antrim; George Kelly, Fintown; PJ Thornton, L’Kenny; Maeve Ward, Belcruit, Kincasslagh; Mark Mac Aodh, Kilcar GAA Club (all Adrian); Kevin Blake, Garryharry; Dessie Larkin, L’Kenny; Kieran Tobin, Orchard Grove; PJ Kelly, Bomany; John Curran, Glencar Scotch (all card). Best wishes to Catherine Boyle for a speedy recovery on the nasty leg injury she suffered last week.We extend our sympathies to the Nee family on their recent bereavement.GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB WEEKLY NOTES was last modified: February 14th, 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)Tags:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB WEEKLY NOTESlast_img read more

SOME COUNCIL TENANTS LIVING IN SQUALOR, CLAIMS COUNCILLOR

first_imgA COUNTY councillor has claimed some council tenants are living in squalid conditions because of a lack of money to fix their properties.An emotional Marie Therese Gallagher told a council meeting that she had visited a mother who lived with three children in one property where “damp was dripping down the walls.”She was speaking on a motion she put forward to the council calling for a ‘fair and adequate housing policy’ which would ensure grants for refurbishments and tenants issued with handbooks. A number of councillors spoke about how some tenants’ homes were inadequate and in need of repair.“But it appears we don’t have the money to do this work,” said Cllr Gallagher.“My fear is that there is a central government policy to take money away from social housing provided by councils so that these homes end up in the private sector,” said the Sinn Fein councillor.She said Donegal County Council should fight to retain control of local social housing and resist ‘any attempts at privatisation.’ Cllr Paul Canning (Fianna Fail) also had a motion before the council on housing, asking that when allocating homes the council make provision for people who are willing to fix or tidy up vacant homes.    SOME COUNCIL TENANTS LIVING IN SQUALOR, CLAIMS COUNCILLOR was last modified: February 21st, 2013 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) Tags:CLAIMS COUNCILLORCOUNCIL TENANTS LIVING IN SQUALORlast_img read more

Uganda names team for Zone V Volleyball games

first_imgUganda has announced their final squads ahead of the upcoming Zone V Africa Youth games, qualifiers.The championships are slated to start on Thursday, 24-05-2018 in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.Uganda’s teams (Boys and Girls) have camped for the last two weeks, enabling the coaching staff to select the best players to give Uganda better chance of reaching the championships proper.The girls’ team head coach Protus Soita girls revealed during the course of the week that the players selected of the right age.“Because there is pressure to perform, most teams tend to select over age players but it is not the case with our teams, i can assure you of that, said Soita.The Girls’s team posing for a photo (courtesy photo)Raffi Bachu, the head coach of the Boys team has trimmed his side to 14 players while Soita only has 12 for the final event.The boys’ team captain Joseph Okello believes the training the players have had plus guidance from coaches in the last two weeks will be enough for the team to scale the heights at the 3-day event to be played at the MTN arena in Lugogo.Kenya and Egypt are the two countries to have confirmed participation in the event while the federation is still waiting on Rwanda and South Sudan’s confirmation.The biggest challenge for Uganda is the fact that the teams have not had time to train at Lugogo indoor stadium and will find it hard to adapt to indoor volleyball.The tournament is set to start on Wednesday with the technical meeting and games proper serve off on Thursday.The winner of each category will qualify for the finals games.U-18 BOYS- UGANDAAyebale HappySsengoba TonyOlokotum AllanOciti JacobOkello JosephAdome HusseinTumwebaze VincentAyella EmmanuelOpedun AllanTumushabe AsaphBatenda EricOmuna LazarusOkot RomanoAinomugisha IvanCoachs: Raffi BachuObeke NicholasKazibwe DanU-17 GIRLS – UGANDAAsio VioletAnkunda DeniseAkareut NameNanyanzi KettyAinembabazi CatherineNyachwo MargareteAbalo RitahKuloba MarthaAluka KettyAjimo LydiaInyongat JescaNamawejje MargaretteCoachs: Soita ProtusSadat WagumaOsiya JoshuaComments The Boy’s team posing for a photo (courtesy photo)Africa Zone V Youth Games QualifiersKampala, UgandaThursday, 42-05-2018. Tags: Zone V Volleyballlast_img read more

Malin Head records maximum temperature of the year

first_imgSummer has sprung into action this week in Ireland – and Donegal has seen the best of it so far. The Malin Head weather station recorded a high of 20.0 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. The only other location to have such highs was Phoenix Park in Dublin.Today, Donegal is in for a day of sunshine and blue skies after the morning cloud clears. We can expect highs of 16-17 degrees with a breeze near the coastline. Met Eireann have forecast a sunny weekend for all counties. Friday will have good spells of sunshine, with Saturday to be the hottest day so far. The north west is due to bake under warm and humid conditions and highs of 19 degrees.Anyone planning a beach day should get out early on Saturday, as showers are forecast for the evening.A snapshot from our webcam at Malin Head this evening. Temperatures reached 20 degrees celsius here earlier today. pic.twitter.com/wmqJUg82GQ— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 18, 2018  Malin Head records maximum temperature of the year was last modified: April 19th, 2018 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:Malin Headweatherlast_img read more

A smart switch enables a bath fan to meet ventilation needs

first_imgThis switch keeps track of fan run timeMARSHFIELD, Mass. — Lipidex Corporation, the manufacturer of the AirCycler control for supply ventilation systems, has developed a sophisticated switch for bathroom exhaust fans. Retailing for about $47, the SmartExhaust switch has the same features as EFI’s fan delay switch — plus additional features that really make the switch stand out.Unlike the EFI switch, the SmartExhaust switch keeps track of total fan run time and operates the fan when necessary to meet mechanical ventilation requirements. In most cases, the switch should be programmed to meet the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.2.Two parameters can be adjusted on the switch: the fan delay feature (0 to 60 minutes) and the ventilation feature (0 to 60 minutes per hour). To program the switch, it’s necessary to know the effective airflow of the exhaust fan. Let’s say you have a 100-cfm fan which, because of elbows in the fan’s ductwork, has an effective airflow of 80 cfm. If your house needs 40 cfm of mechanical ventilation according to ASHRAE 62.2, the SmartExhaust switch should be programmed to run for 30 minutes each hour.If the fan is programmed for a 15-minute delay, it will operate for 30 minutes if someone takes a 15-minute shower. In that case, no additional ventilation will be required for an hour. If no one enters the bathroom during the following hour, however, the switch will automatically turn on the fan for 30 minutes to meet ASHRAE 62.2 requirements.The switch even includes a useful feature to override the programmed delay. If you are entering the bathroom for a short amount of time, and the fan delay feature is not needed, just “bounce” the switch on and off to override the fan delay.Hats off to the Lipidex Corportation for developing this nifty little switch. For more information, contact AirCycler at 877-326-2668; www.aircycler.com.last_img read more