The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lewis Brown, Thursday, January 16, assured students of the University of Liberia and the administration of the reopening of the institution in the soonest possible time.Speaking at the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism’s regular press briefing on Thursday, Mr. Brown said that through the office of the president, a committee has been set up to investigate the closure of the state’s premier learning institution in the country.According Mr. Brown, the government was concerned about the ongoing situation at the state-run University that has affected a numbers of students and the government, since the closure in December.The Minister maintained that the issue of demonstrations in the country will not in any form be allowed by the government. Those days are gone and Liberians must graduate from the stage of backwardness he explained.“We will ensure that the rule of law serves the public. Accordingly, we want to call on the students to desist from demonstrations and try to resolve issues at Liberia University and other educational outlets in the country.”Mr. Brown explained that the University of Liberia will not reopen because of demonstrations by students as experienced by students in the country in recent time he added.According to Mr. Brown, Dominic Tarpeh has been appointed by president Sirleaf to head the Committee on the University of Liberia’s closure since last year. He highlighted the progress made in the Sirleaf-led administration in the areas education, electricity, and free speech; He added that Liberian must continue ensuring that all efforts are made for the betterment of Liberia.The Minister called on students who are threatening the president’s annual message to desist and rethink their decision for the sake of peace and progress made over the past year.“we want to call on the students that have decided to disrupted the president’s annual message to modify their decision, we have moved forward and will continue to work together as one family.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Aimed at enhancing Guyana’s garden city image and improving its solid waste management structure, the Ministry of Communities has outlined a comprehensive and economically viable, biofriendly initiative that will serve as a blueprint for the implementation of best practices.The Ministry of Communities on Monday launched the consultations for the National Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy (NISWMS), at the Umana Yana, Kingston. Georgetown.The consultations saw in attendance mayors, deputy mayors, and regional chairmen, officials of the business community and sanitation service providers.During opening remarks, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan said that the strategic framework will guide government’s agenda on waste collection, transportation and disposal; improving the waste management infrastructure, enforcing existing legislation and promoting waste-to-energy initiatives.“The strategy is also expected to inform the country’s integrated efforts at converting waste into useful resources by ensuring their full utilisation and eventual exploitation for by-products” Minister Bulkan pointed out.The objective is to reduce the long-term environmental, social and economic impact of a broken, archaic and disorganised system of solid waste management as the nation grapples with the resocialisation of a generation that thrived under a culture of littering and unlawful disposal of garbage that plagued the country for a number of years.Minister Bulkan stated that the purpose is also to ensure that Guyana’s natural resplendence and unspoiled beauty remains intact and consequently preserved, so as to ensure the health and wellness of the nation’s most precious asset, “its human resource.”Environmental Engineer at the Sanitation Management Unit (SMU) of the Ministry of Communities, Satrohan Nauth explained that Guyanese must begin to think about ways to first prevent waste generation before minimising and reusing it.He mentioned that the three pillars of waste management: reuse, recycle and recover, will help in reducing the amount of waste that eventually ends up at landfill sites.Nauth disclosed that the SMU will be seeking to establish sanitary landfill facilities in all 10 regions of Guyana.Chief executive officer of Tagman Media Inc Alex Graham pointed to the synergy between personal hygiene and public waste disposal practices.Graham, who is also the communications consultant for the ministry’s “Green Generation Guyana” public awareness campaign said that provisions must be made to ensure the re-education of a society that is accustomed to improper garbage generation and disposal habits.He noted that the awareness campaign will be especially geared towards children with the aim of producing a new cadre of Guyanese with a more modern and progressive way of addressing the issue of Solid Waste Management.During his presentation, Environmental Consultant Samuel Wright detailed that every human action creates a by-product and requires prior thought even before the waste is produced.He related that the Solid Waste Management Strategy is a progressive one based on the sustainable paradigm of a green economy.Wright said that after a period of consultations in 25 communities in all 10 regions, the draft solid waste management strategy is expected to inform a final document that will support the enactment of the National Solid Waste Management Bill.According to Wright, it is projected that by 2024, 40 per cent of all generated waste will be recycled, composted or otherwise be put to use.Minister within the Ministry of Communities Dawn Hastings-Williams during her closing address noted that many citizens are now fully cognisant of their role in contributing to a society that is clean, healthy and wholesome for human habitation:“No more can we afford to allow our citizens, their children and grandchildren to regress to a status quo of wanton disregard for the environment.”She expressed hope that this new approach to solid waste management will eventually place Guyana in a position where it will truly be known for its resplendent beauty and cleanliness.According to the junior minister, the ministry is hoping not only to erase old habits but inculcate and encourage new ideas of waste management in a younger generation of Guyanese.“We are therefore tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the necessary legislative provisions and infrastructural mechanisms are in place so that the emphasis on cleanliness is not just a piece of document but an integral part of our emerging culture,” she said.
Could this be Manchester United’s next away shirt?According to rumours it may well be, as this image appeared, featuring the club’s soon-to-be new kit manufacturers Adidas and the Red Devils’ current sponsor Chevrolet splashed across the front.The club recently announced a record £750m deal with German manufacturer Adidas, with fans eagerly awaiting glimpses of next season’s strips.CLICK HERE TO SEE A ‘LEAKED’ IMAGE OF MAN UNITED’S POTENTIAL 2015/16 HOME SHIRTUnited fans, would you be pleased if this was your new kit? Comment below… Is this Man United’s next away strip? 1
As Easter arrives, global biotech firm Randox, is celebrating the success of its first recruitment drive, as part of its planned expansion under the #Dungloe2020 programme.Lisa and Darren who are working at Randox.In October 2014, the company laid out its vision for Randox Teoranta, a leading life science and engineering centre, which includes a major investment of €25m in the site. This significant investment will see employment figures at Randox Teoranta rise to 540 by 2020.Recruitment began in earnest in the New Year and for the last few weeks, the first of the #Dungloe2020 life scientists, engineers and software specialists have been getting to grips with their new roles at the frontline of improving healthcare; pioneering research and building technology to make a real difference in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and diseases of the kidneys and liver. One of the new recruits, Dr Lisa Staunton, a PhD in Protein Biochemistry, has been with Randox for two months.Lisa said “I’m passionate about what Randox is doing and pleased that I am using my experience to bring scientific breakthroughs in health care directly to the patient. I’m originally from Ballyshannon and was working at the Conway Institute at UCD, but now I can be at the cutting edge of research at home!“Randox has a progressive way of making the most of your skills, I’m learning new skills from the team and they are learning from me, it is about how we can best fit each other to achieve our goals and not a lot of big companies have that flexibility. It is brilliant being able to put in a good, productive day in at the laboratory and then go for a run on Rossnowlagh beach.”23 year old Mechanical Design Engineer, Darren McGeever is also among the first of the #Dungloe2020. Darren graduated in 2014, with an Honours in Mechanical Engineering from Letterkenny Institute of Technology and was concerned that he might have to emigrate: “I’m heavily involved in the local GAA and Soccer teams and was worried that I would be joining a long list of former players who have had to emigrate for jobs; so I applied as soon as I heard about #Dungloe2020. It is just fantastic I could get a job like this right on my doorstep.“I learn something new every day, the technology being developed here is truly ground-breaking and it is great to be part of that, so early on in my career. As well as studying at Letterkenny I.T., I also studied at Galway I.T., back then I used to go home to a cold house – now when I finish work I go to a warm house and my mum’s dinners!”Dr Peter FitzGerald, Randox MD said harnessing the skills of the community is the key to success of the #Dungloe2020 campaign:“The interest we’ve had to date is wonderful – we are attracting high calibre life scientists, engineers and software developers from within Donegal, the rest of Ireland and abroad. I’d like to congratulate and indeed welcome the first of our #Dungloe2020 staff, who will each play an important role as we strive to improve health across the globe.”Steve Ó Cualáin, CEO at Údarás na Gaeltachta, is supporting the #Dungloe2020 recruitment drive. “Údarás na Gaeltachta, are very pleased with the success of the first wave of recruitment for #Dungloe2020. We would like to support Randox Teoranta in their continued recruitment drive over the Easter period and we wish the company continued success with the campaign. We are confident that Randox will achieve its ambitious recruitment targets.”For more information on the #Dungloe2020 positions available please visit randox.com or email email@example.comBUSINESS FOCUS: AN ‘EGGS-TRAORDINARY’ CAREER AT RANDOX TEORANTA FOR THE FIRST #DUNGLOE2020 was last modified: March 27th, 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:donegaldungloerandox
The Letterkenny St.Patrick’s day parade is one of the biggest in Donegal and this year RTE will filming the event for a special programme. Letterkenny Chamber is asking everyone to proudly display their Irishness and showing the rest of Ireland how Letterkenny enjoys itself.They are asking people to get your shamrock out and put on your best St.Patrick’s day costume and join in the fun. Chamber President John Watson said “Letterkenny St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a great family event in Letterkenny and the staff and voluntary committee are working hard to ensure it is a success.“This year the parade falls on a Sunday attracting lots of visitors who will be here for the weekend and I am sure we can give them a fantastic welcome. Contributions from large and small businesses are coming in and we will be having a bucket collection on the day, so if you’re approached please drop in some loose change.“Safety is our prime concern on the day and we join with the Gardai, Donegal Youth Service and others to keep this an alcohol free day”.There will be music and Irish Dancing from the Ferry School of Irish Dancing from 2.15pm. The Parade led by the official colour party starts at 3pm on Sunday 17th March and includes the usual mix of dancers, cars, music and colour. On the day the independent judges view the parade with various categories in mind including community, sports, youth, band and dance. Each category winner receives a plaque and the overall winning entry receives the Danny Doherty Perpetual Plaque plus a cheque for €500.The parade starts at 3pm making its way from Station Roundabout via Port Road, through Main Street past the viewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town. The road is officially closed from 1.30pm although disabled parking is available at An Grianan Theatre. The results are announced from the viewing platform directly after the parade.Entries line up along Pearse Road and are marshalled into the parade by stewards. The parade will be lead by the traditional colour party and the first band is the recently re-formed Letterkenny Senior Accordian Band. There will be motorised entries, floats, dancers and lots more.Toni Forrester, Letterkenny Chamber before the parade said “Voluntary stewards, Gardai, and Civil Defence will line the route of the parade to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators.“Their safety is our main concern. We ask participants and spectators to act responsibly and the Gardai have asked all publicans to ensure that there is no alcohol on the street. This is a real community event and we all work together to make sure it is a safe and enjoyable parade.” LETTERKENNY CHAMBER ASKS PUBLIC TO GET OUT AND SHAKE THE SHAMROCK! was last modified: March 15th, 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:JOhn WatsonLetterkenny ChamberToni Forrester
Two parolees arrested Wednesday were known gang members, officials said. Steven Renfroe, 22, was on probation for sales of marijuana and was arrested in the 9400 block of Firebird Avenue, a team spokesman said. Parolee Paul Morales, 22, was arrested in the 13400 block of Inez St., officials said. Both men have been charged with violating their parole or probation, which carries a jail sentence of one year. They also have additional weapons and narcotics charges, officials said. The South Whittier Task Force has two components – a professional law enforcement group, and a community group made up of residents. They meet separately, but communicate with each other, said , South Whittier Community Task Force co-chairman. The goal of the community group is to improve community relations and youth programs in the area and decrease crime, Pacheco said. “I applaud the county’s efforts in bringing these representatives together to address crime activities in our area,” Pacheco said. Ralph Pacheco firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“What’s unique about this is that for the first time we have all these different law enforcement agencies talking together about how to solve problems in South Whittier,” said David Sommers, spokesman for Supervisor Don Knabe, who helped organize the task force. Three men were arrested Wednesday when agents searched their homes and found them in violation of their parole or probation. At two locations, they found narcotics, weapons, ammunition, a bullet-proof vest and a shaved key used to steal cars. Authorities said some of the guns may have been used in crimes because the serial numbers were shaved off. They will do ballistic tests on the weapons to see if they are connected to any unsolved shootings, said Deputy Chuck Gonzalez. “We recovered a sawed-off shotgun that was fully loaded under a trap door in a garage,” Gonzalez said. SOUTH WHITTIER – More than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, a sawed-off shotgun and handguns with shaved serial numbers were recovered in parole compliance searches Wednesday morning. The searches were done by part of a new task force in the area dedicated to reducing drugs, graffiti and gang-related crime. “We’re targeting the area twice a month,” said South Whittier Professional Task Force team leader Patrick Rincon. “Some of the locations we searched \ were follow-ups to complaints we received from citizens.” The task force joins together Los Angeles County parole and probation agents, Department of Children and Family Services representatives, sheriff’s deputies, California Highway Patrol officers and other law enforcement agencies in bi-weekly parole-compliance searches.
Since its origin away back in summer 1995, Noel Moore Lawn Cutting Services has gained vast experience, variegated skills and resources all over Donegal.“With pride, confidence and your satisfaction always in mind” is the motto of this flexible and versatile and well-established service.This has been rewarded by growing customer interest and a solid base of customers whose loyalty goes back many years. Private and commercial customers are catered for.Noel Moore Lawn Cutting Services has been taking care of all lawncutting needs – including lawn care management, weeding, pedestrian sweeping, aerating, spraying, moss care, planting, lawn feeds etc.Other services include cleaning courtyards, patios, footpaths, driveways, outside walls and concrete yards. And a power-washing service is available.It provides affordable rates for all types of gardens, sports grounds, school and church grounds, etc. Noel Moore Lawncutting Services is a year around service.It also has a wide range of winter services to choose from. Examples, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, yard maintenance, leaf blowing/gathering, ice removal and garden tidy-ups.Now based near St Johnston, Noel Moore Lawncutting Services has a website www.noelmoorelawncutting.com and a facebook page www.facebook.com/Noel.Moore.Lawncutting.ServicesWhy not take a look? You might find a service you need.If you have any questions, please call Noel on 087 1726589. NO ‘MOORE’ HASSLE WITH YOUR GARDENING NEEDS THANKS TO NOEL MOORE LAWNCUTTING SERVICES was last modified: October 21st, 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:BusinessFeaturesnews
He may be a Premiership star and be a huge household name.Seamus ColemanBut Killybegs soccer star Seamus Coleman has admitted his brother is a bigger star in his hometown than he is.And he says that brother Stevie, who suffers form cerebral palsy, is always slagging that he lined out in an international tournament. Coleman, 24, said “That was a great tournament and it was great for him. He’s always quick to remind me that he’s the first international in the family and that he taught me everything I know.”COLEMAN – BROTHER IS MORE POPULAR THAN ME IN KILLYBEGS! was last modified: August 24th, 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:evertonKillybegsseamus colemanStevie Coleman
HERITAGE Week in Co Donegal features almost 100 events.Here’s what’s on today, Tuesday, across the county.So get out and enjoy it. WHAT’S ON TODAY FOR HERITAGE WEEK was last modified: August 20th, 2013 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)
ST EUNAN’S GAA seniors will celebrate their county final success tonight at 8.30pm at O’Donnell Park.But the celebrations will be short and sweet – they play Crossmaglen Rangers in the Ulster club championship next Sunday.Fans are asked to arrive at O’Donnell Park and take seats in the main stand by 8.20pm. ST EUNAN’S PLAN SHORTEST HOMECOMING EVER – SO THEY CAN GET READY FOR CROSSMAGLEN was last modified: November 4th, 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)