first_imgFirst nine Liberian young boys were sent to represent the country in the Street Child World Cup, two weeks before the regular World Cup, and that experience has changed their lives, who are now known as ambassadors.Then, the non-profit organization provided financial grants, totaling over U$22,610.00 to 211 parents whose children have been rescued from the streets and reunited with them.In an appreciation meeting with founder and CEO of Street Child of Liberia, Tom Dannatt, yesterday, parents who benefitted from the grant, expressed appreciation for the assistance and told him, “God will bless his efforts.”Dannatt, who is in the country to assess the work of Street Child of Liberia, said he is impressed with the success of SCoL, and noted that he never anticipated the progress so far, and commended parents whose children have benefitted from the program, for making a difference.“We started the financial assistance scheme four years ago in Sierra Leone and those who have followed the scheme are doing well,” he told the women outside T.G.H. Apartments in Tarrtown, near Sinkor, Old Road in Monrovia.He urged them to ensure that they make daily savings to let the scheme help their efforts to educate their children.“I work with Chloe to raise funds from companies and philanthropists in Europe,” he told the crowd of mostly women, “to make sure that Liberia’s street children are reunited with their parents.” He told them to be determined to change the economic destiny for the better.Dannatt told the cheering women that children deserve better support, particularly those who survive on the streets of Monrovia and do not have any hope.He also commended Street Child of Liberia’s program director Michael John Bull, and other volunteers for living the dream, and urged them to work to save Liberia’s future. Earlier, Michael John Bull had introduced the women to founder Dannatt. He is in the country with Chloe Dannatt, who is responsible for the Africa program.Ms. Dannatt who arrived in the country late last week, visited the organization’s projects in Buchannan, Grand Bassa and Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount Counties.Street Child is a UK-based charity, with the primarily purpose to reduce street children, first in Freetown, Sierra Leone and now in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) on Tuesday, September 27, announced it would shortly set new benchmarks for those wishing to become public procurement directors in any sector in Liberia. The new public procurement standards, according to PPCCExecutive Director James Dorbor Jallah, include individuals going through a full round of procurement courses and earning a certificate or degree at the end of the courses or training.Interested persons are also expected to be vetted, certificated and licensed by the Commission. Such candidates, Jallah said, will also have to be licensed before being allowed to operate in the country as professional procurement officers. A procurement officer caught in financial malpractice would have his/her license revoked.Jallah made the pronouncement on Tuesday at the start of a four-day training exercise in Monrovia, which brought together 46 procurement officers from the 15 counties.According to him, the new measures, when they become practice, will reduce procurement capacity gaps, and strengthen the system as well as ensure professional standards in the public procurement arena.“Our goal is to strengthen the system. This will also help reduce capacity limitations in the public procurement space,” Jallah told reporters shortly after the PPCC launched the concept note for training Level Two, Introductory Certificate in Purchasing and Supply, in Monrovia. The concept is launched with funding from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).The training, which brought together representatives from the various government ministries and agencies, according to Mr. Jallah, is held against the backdrop that Liberia’s public procurement system is currently without a professional body to regulate the conduct of procurement staff in public service.“There is absolutely no established protocol on the placement of procurement staff in public service to the extent that entry into public procurement positions in the country is usually at the discretion of politicians/heads of institutions,” Jallah said.As a result, Mr. Jallah said, the PPCC has started a series of workshops on a proposal that will be submitted to the University of Liberia to introduce a curriculum that will offer procurement courses.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPolice ranks in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) on Tuesday conducted a narcotics eradication exercise at 10 Miles, Millie’s Hideout, Upper Demerara, during which several fields of cannabis were destroyed.The exercise, which was conducted between 07:00h and 16:00h, was a joint effort between Police, Community Policing Groups and Rural Constables.During the exercise, ranks discovered several fields totalling nine acres with an estimated 9000 cannabis plants. The plants ranged from two feet to eight feet in height. They also discovered 300 kilos of dried ganja and two nurseries containing 6500 seedlings.Seven camps containing groceries, kitchen utensils, clothing, beds, hammocks and foodstuff were also found. The fields were reportedly destroyed by fire. Divisional Commander Linden Lord said no one was arrested as investigations continue.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he will make a late call on whether to play Daniel Sturridge against Manchester City.The injury-hit striker has not featured for the Reds since the Merseyside derby on October 3 and has played just 242 minutes across three matches this season.He returned to training earlier this week and has declared himself  “fit and ready to go” ahead of the trip to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.But Klopp is wary of throwing the 26-year-old straight back into action.“He is as fit as he can be after a long break. Of course he is not at 100 per cent and of course we have to see,” said the German.“Today was the third full exercise with the team after four and a half, five weeks’ break – I’m not sure Liverpool had that long a break in the summer.“For four and a half weeks he has not trained; not cycling, running, not, not, not. But because he is that skilled a guy maybe we should…..(include him at the weekend).“As a striker sometimes five minutes are enough and I have to decide this tomorrow. I don’t know what I will do when I build the squad, I have to think about it.“Everyone wants to see more of him on the pitch so you have to train but we have to find the right balance.”Sturridge’s issue has never been his ability – scoring 42 goals in 72 matches for the club – but his ability to stay fit.The surgery he had in May was designed to clear up previous longer-term issues with calf and thigh and his latest injury was purely accidental, although his recovery took longer than anticipated.Klopp now just wants to see the striker put the hours in on the training ground at Melwood to ensure he is ready for the challenge which lies ahead in the remaining six months of the season.“His quality is outstanding, we don’t have to talk about this, but everyone needs training,” he added.“The problem with Daniel’s quality is that everyone can see it, it is obvious and he is an unbelievably strong player.“We have to think about him but, for example, we can take him to Manchester and he can train around the game.“He has to train now, that is for sure.” Daniel Sturridge 1last_img read more

first_imgDD PROPERTY: IT’S still rare to find a good quality home for less than a €100,000, even these days, so when one pops onto the market in beautiful Gaoth Dobhair, it really does turn heads.And that’s what has just happened.This recently renovated four bedroom dwelling on three and a half acres running to the Gweedore estuary is on the market for €99,000 and being offered for sale through estate agent McBride Auctioneers. It is situated on the main coast road between Bunbeg and Crolly. It also comes with outbuildings including a large garage and a store.DescriptionKitchen/dining room- 6.67 x 3.44m. oPen plan with fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher, wasjing machine, fridge freezer, hotpress and pine ceiling.Front hallyway- 5.2m x 1.25m with cloaks closet.“L” shaped bathroom- 2m x 2.46m with W.C., W.B., bath, fully tiled walls, coving and artex to celing.Rear hallway-5m x 2mBedroom 1- 3.789 x 2.89m with tv point.Bedroom 2- 4.3m x 3.3m with tv point.Sitting room- 4.2m x 3.68m with brick open fireplace, fitted display cabinet and tv unit.Pine staircase leads to first floor.Bedroom 3- 3.98 x 3.16 with tv point and storage area.Bedroom 4- 3.16 x 4.2m with tv point and storage to eaves.Bathroom- 2.54 x 1.75m with W.C., W.B. and T80 electric shower.Landing- 6.5 x 1.27mMcBride Auctioneers: T: 074 95 31666 · M: 087 238 9297 · F: 074 953 2954 · E: Sell your home on Donegal Daily. Email DD PROPERTY: LOVELY 4-BEDROOM HOME IN GAOTH DOBHAIR FOR €99,000 was last modified: April 29th, 2016 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:Donegal Daily houses for saleDonegal Daily PropertyGaoth DobhairMcBride Auctioneerslast_img read more

first_imgGARDAI are investigating claims that paedophile Michael Ferry is just one of a number of abusers who have preyed on young boys in Gaoth Dobhair over the past two decades.It’s understood up to four other men from the area are being accused of attacking young boys – some of them at the school building in Derrybeg where Ferry attacked his victims.One of them is brave 24-year-old Derek Mulligan (pictured) whose courage in speaking out about Ferry has helped to expose the level of sickening abuse which took place. While he was one of four boys for whom Ferry was jailed for 18 years on Monday past, it’s thought there are many more victims who have not yet come forward.Some of the victims may have been abused by Ferry and some of the other men.One source told that the Ferry affair may be much worse than has been reported so far.“There are many other victims who have not as yet come forward,” said one source.“And there may have been many more abusers.”Mr Mulligan and others were abused after Ferry was convicted of other child sex offences in October 2002.Mr Mulligan finds it incredible that happened – and is furious with a statement issued by the college in Derrybeg in which an attempt was made to downplay Ferry’s position there.“He (Ferry) was still there until last year,” said Mr Mulligan. “They’ve had a year to issue the statement, they’ve known he’s been in jail…..they knew what he was capable of and what he was able to do.”Donal O Loinsigh, who co-runs Ard Scoil Mhuire in Derrybeg, issued a statement “denying” that Ferry was “employed”.He downplayed his position, insisting he was an “odd jobs” man who was supervised at all times.This is disputed by Mr Mulligan who confronted evil Ferry at the school just 13 months ago where he was still working.Ferry was paid for his work at the college.Justice Minister Alan Shatter has now received preliminary information from An Garda Síochána in response to his request for information about the circumstances surrounding the continued employment Ferry after his 2002 conviction.The Minister has been informed by the Garda Commissioner that their records show that on 16 October, 2002 the then Health Board were informed by the Gardaí, in accordance with the Children First guidelines, of the conviction of the person in question and of where he was believed to be working.Mr Shatter said: “It is the clear recollection of Gardaí that the owner of the school was in court for the criminal proceedings against that person.“In addition, a Garda subsequently spoke to the owner of the school about the conviction and expressed his concerns about that person continuing to work at the school.”Minister Shatter added: “I welcome this clarification from the Garda Commissioner.  This makes it all the more necessary for those who chose to continue the employment of this person to explain themselves.”The owner of the school was unavailable for comment last night.GARDAI INVESTIGATE MORE GAOTH DOBHAIR PAEDOPHILES was last modified: July 20th, 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)last_img read more

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 LIVING THE DREAM moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND Former Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom has told talkSPORT he hopes the club back new boss Marcelo Bielsa and ‘give the fans what they have been crying out for’.Heckingbottom spoke with Jim White on Thursday and opened up about his brief spell at Elland Road and his surprise departure.The 41-year-old was axed by the Championship club on June 1 after just four months in charge, replacing him with former Argentina boss Bielsa.In his interview with talkSPORT, he explained he has no hard feelings about the club’s decision to part ways.He also said he hopes Leeds can push on under their experienced new chief – and perhaps even secure promotion back to the Premier League after 14 long years outside the top flight.“I really wish everybody at Leeds United well,” he told Jim White.“It was a great experience for me, I had good time there and I worked with some really good people.“It was just a change of direction from the club – they’ve gone with an experienced manager who is known all over the world. Bielsa was most recently in charge of Ligue 1 side Lille LATEST targets “I just hope they back him and give him the support to make changes and give the fans there what they are crying out for.“For me the Championship this season is wide open – there are no stand-out teams.“All three relegated clubs are going to do really well, I see those three being really strong.“But I think if Leeds invest and bring the players in, there’s no reason why not.”Listen back to talkSPORT’s interview with Paul Heckingbottom IN FULL above REVEALED Latest transfer gossip on targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

first_img Tags: AlgeriaIsamail SarrKenyaSadio ManeSenegalTanzania Mane scored twice after missing a penalty on Monday night. (Agency Photo)AFCON 2019Kenya vs Senegal30 June Air Defence Stadium, CairoMonday, 01-07-2019Liverpool forward Sadio Mane a brace as Senegal humbled Kenya 3-0 in a group C contest to book a place into the last 16.The West Africans will now face Uganda in the round of 16 contest on Friday whereas Kenya will have a nervous wait to find out if they qualify as one of the four best third placed teams.The Lions of Teranga were frustrated in the first period of the contest as Kenyan custodian Patrick Matasi pulled off miraculous saves denying Mane and M’Baye Niang.At half an hour mark, Senegal were awarded a penalty after Kenyan defender Abud Omar hacked down Saliou Cisse inside the area. Mane stepped up but was horribly saved by Matasi.Three minutes after the hour mark, Ismaila Sarr gave Senegal the deserved lead with a volley capitalising on a mistake from Kenyan goalie Matasi.Mane doubled the advantage in the 71st minute with a cool finish after Harambee Stars defender Musa Mohammed failed to deal with a long ball allowing the Senegalese star man a clean run at goal.In the 78th minute, Senegal were awarded another penalty after Kenya’s Philemon Otieno challenge on Sarr inside the area. The defender was shown a second yellow, Mane redeemed himself from the resulting spot kick.Mane ( Senegal) and Kenyan duo of Joseph Okumu and Ayub Timbe Masika were booked.Aliou Cisse introduced on Krepin Diatta for Idrissa Gueye, Moussa Konate for M’Baye Niang whereas Kenya withdrew Dennis Odhiambo for John Avire and Ayub Timbe for Bernard Ochieng.In the other group C contest, Algeria who made a total of nine changes humbled Tanzania 3-0, thanks to first half goals from Islam Slimani and Adam Ounas braceThe Algerians finished top of the group with 9 points, followed by Senegal on 6 and Kenya in third. This is the end of the road for Tanzania who were making their first appearance since 1980.The last time the desert foxes won all their three group games was in 1990, they went on to win the continental showpiece.Other results on Monday-Namibia 1-4 Ivory Coast-South Africa 0-1 Morocco-Tanzania 0-3 AlgeriaComments last_img read more

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * * It’s 2019 and the concerns at center for the Golden State Warriors are still looming. Mark Medina and Logan Murdock share their thoughts on DeMarcus Cousins, and if he really is the solution to the team’s troubles. Is Robin Lopez an option for the Dubs? all this and more on this week’s episode of the Warriors HQ podcast.0:20 – Is DeMarcus Cousins the solution …last_img

first_imgWhat do you do when you have so many camera angles that the multi-camera monitor is no longer a viable option? Make sure you’re always choosing the best shot possible with this unconventional workaround in Premiere Pro.When working with projects such as single-camera music videos with performance footage and a narrative element, it’s easy to suddenly be dealing with something like thirty camera angles. At that point using the traditional multi-camera monitor may not be a viable solution, either because your computer can’t handle that many streams without the need of very low-resolution proxies or simply because keeping track of that many thumbnails is very difficult. The process explained in the video below could be the solution you’re looking for. (If you’re following the step-by-step walkthrough below the video, click on the images to enlarge them in a new tab.)1. Synchronize your footage in a new sequence with a separate track for each angle in the video.Whether it’s performance footage or a narrative storyline, the first step is very similar to a common approach to creating a traditional multi-camera workflow. As you can see in the image above, there’s a huge number of angles to deal with in this particular example.2. Color code groups of tracks that relate to each other so it will be easy to identify them later in the process.Right-click on each clip in the timeline and select Label to change its color. See the image above for an example.3. Use the Target Track feature to use this particular approach.Turn off the V1 Target Track by clicking the highlighted V1 to the left of Video Track 1. Create a new track at the top of all of your clips and name it Print Track. To target this track, make sure that you click on the V32 (or whatever number coincides with your number of tracks).This means that anything you paste or insert will go directly to this track. Since your Print Track is at the top of the order in your timeline, anything that appears on that track will be seen in the Program window.4. Use the Toggle Track buttons to the left of each clip to temporarily make a track viewable in the Program Monitor.Remember that whatever track is highest in the stack of tracks in your timeline will be viewable as long as the Track Output is enabled. So to see Video Track 1, for example, you would need to turn off each Track Output above it.5. Now that you’ve targeted the Print Track, anything you paste will appear anywhere the playhead is located. By using the razor blade (Quick Key: C), arrow (Quick Key: V), and the rolling edit tool (Quick Key: N) in conjunction with the copy and paste commands (Quick Keys: Command+C and Command+V), you can now begin selecting segments from any of your tracks.Additionally, you can use the up and down arrows to quickly snap the playhead to the beginning or ending of any clip located on the Print Track. This will be very useful when you can’t see the Print Track when choosing content from the lower tracks in your sequence. Pushing the up-arrow key moves backwards in time while the down-arrow key moves you forward in time.6. Choose your opening shot and let it play until you’re ready to switch to a different angle. Once the shot is complete, make a cut using the razor blade tool, switch to the arrow tool to select the clip, and hit the up arrow to return to the start of the sequence. (If your clip has empty space between it and 00:00:00:00, then position the playhead at the clip start for this first clip.) Next, hit Command +C to copy and Command +V to paste.You should now see a copy of the clip in the same point in time on the targeted Print Track. Continue in this manner until you’ve completed your edit.Results: Everything on the Print Track will now reflect your edits and will play back with ease even on a modest system. This method is time-consuming, but it can be a great solution once you’re able to use the quick-key commands without thinking. I’ve used this method in several scenarios:1.  When there wasn’t disk space or time to make proxies of a very large project.2.  When there were too many camera angles, and flipping between multiple pages in the multi-camera monitor was affecting my edit decisions.3.  When my clients try to edit content for themselves on very modest systems that require so much compression in the proxies that they can no longer tell if the shot is in focus or generally useable.How do you go about editing multi-angle projects? Share your tips in the comments below!last_img read more