Celebration, Protest at Capitol over Speaker Nuquay’s Selection

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Women in favor of Nuquay’s selection The grounds of the Capitol Building – the Legislature, the official seat of Liberian Representatives and Senators, was yesterday the scene of emotional drama as two groups of women displayed opposing emotions over the selection of Speaker Nuquay as Unity Party vice standard bearer for the upcoming elections.One group, calling themselves ‘Women from the Capitol Building,’ was made up of 40 women, some of who danced when they heard the news of Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay’s selection as vice standard bearer of the Unity Party, displaying placards that read: “Congratulations Incoming Vice President.”Women from the Capitol celebrating Speaker Nuquay’s selection as Unity Party vice standard bearerOne of the organizers, Mrs. Ida F. Kamanor, said: “We are dancing to the selection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives; we are happy that he was chosen to run as vice standard bearer on the Unity Party ticket. And we are happy that the Speaker is the right choice.”The dancing women were joined by some members and sympathizers of the Unity Party, including Deputy Minister for Youth Development, Rufus Neufville. “What’s the matter with Speaker Nuquay and what’s the matter with the Vice President?” Mr. Neufville shouted. “Alright,” the women responded.The waiting-and-dancing women ended their jubilation with a word from the Speaker’s aide that the Speaker would dance with them on Thursday, July 13, because he had a tight schedule after his selection and the activities thereafter. The Speaker’s selection to contest as Vice President indicates that only 65 of the 73 incumbents will be vying to return to the House of Representatives.Meanwhile, amid the celebration on one side of the Capitol Building, a smaller crowd with Nimba County Representative R. Matenokay Tingban and other anti-UP personalities were not so happy with the Vice President’s choice of running mate.“He (Veep Boakai) let down Nimba, Bong and Grand Bassa counties by not selecting the right vice standard bearer, and would deeply split legislative politics,” was a statement heard at the gathering.It may be recalled that on Monday, at the UP headquarters, Vice President Boakai named Speaker Nuquay as his running mate, because “this is someone that we trust.” He stated that Speaker Nuquay has demonstrated dedication and leadership ability in advancing the national interest. “The person we have chosen to be the running mate shares my vision to continually think Liberia, love Liberia and build Liberia,” Veep Boakai said.In his acceptance speech, Speaker Nuquay lauded the VP for choosing him, described his selection as a blessing from God. “Today is indeed a great day that has been destined by God and least anticipated,” Nuquay said. “This is the will of God and I am humbled and happy to work along with the VP for the betterment of our country Liberia.”Meanwhile, there were 10 Representatives at yesterday’s session, which was the 47th day sitting. As a result of the program where Nuquay was selected to run with the Vice President, there were not enough members in the House of Representatives for a quorum, for which session was cancelled. The House’s press director Isaac Redd confirmed to newsmen yesterday that the “cancellation of Tuesday’s session is because of no quorum.” According to the House’s rules and regulations, at least 36 members – bodily or officially absent – make up a quorum.last_img read more

Police honour 7-yr-old who saved brother from burning home

first_imgThere has been a widespread outpouring of love and commendation for the bravery and quick-thinking shown by seven-year-old Kissan Henry after she managed to save herself and her four-year-old brother from a fire while they were at home alone.In recognition of her bravery, the Guyana Police Force on Saturday presented her with a plaque and a bottle of perfume. The simple presentation was done by Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Paul Williams, on behalf of the Commissioner and other members of the Force.“The Force has recognised her bravery and brilliant thinking from a humanitarian standpoint at such a tender age.”This initiative was the brainchild of Crime Chief Paul Williams.Last Monday evening, Kissan and her younger brother were asleep in their two-storey Glasgow New Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam, home when a fire erupted.However, the seven-year-old was awakened by the smell of smoke and after realising the house was on fire, she immediately wrapped her brother in a blanket and eased him through a window as far as the blanket could reach and then dropping him the remaining six feet.She then followed by jumping through the window; 14-feet to the ground, fracturing her leg in the process. Kissan then screamed for help and neighbours rushed over, kicking open the door to get to the fire. The fire service subsequently arrived and was able to extinguish the small blaze.At the time of the fire, the Police said the mother of the two children was at a “drug block”. Neighbours claimed they contacted the woman, informing her about the fire and she said she was on her way. By the time the mother arrived, the Police and fire service were already on the scene. After seeing the crowd, the woman reportedly told the driver to turn around and leave the area. On Wednesday, she showed up to the Police station in the company of a welfare officer.According to residents, the two minor children are left unattended and locked in the house for several hours on many occasions.A few months ago, the four-year-old boy was hospitalised after being burnt with hot portage when his sister attempted to make breakfast for him.The Childcare Department had visited the home after reports of child neglect. However, on the last occasion, they allowed the children to continue living with their mother after the children’s grandmother had promised to take care of them.The children are now in the care of an aunt.Young Kissan Henry with Crime Chief Paul Williams and others after receiving the awardlast_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP respond to serious assaults at local bars

first_imgThe first individual that was assaulted was punched in the face and was treated in hospital. Further medical evaluation may be needed. The attacker fled the bar before police arrived.The attacker then proceeded to attack another individual at another bar. The victim in this circumstance was knocked unconscious and was hospitalized. Further arrests may still occur as a melee took place involving other bar patrons.  Police are not releasing the names of the bars for legal reasons. The name of the individual in custody is also not being released as the matter is before the courts in the bail hearing stage.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Arsenal DONE DEAL! ‘It’s our most important signing of the last decade’

first_img Petr Cech in action 1 Finally, Petr Cech has completed his move from Chelsea to Arsenal.The Czech star joins the Gunners in a transfer worth a reported £11million and has signed a long-term deal at the Emirates.And as the news was finally announced, Gooners everywhere went wild as their dreams came true.Universally hailed, Cech already appears to be a much-loved figure in north London before he’s even put glove to ball, or picked it out of the back of his net if Per Mertesacker has got anything to do with it.You can see how Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter below…last_img read more

COUNCIL ISSUES ROAD SAFETY WARNING AHEAD OF DEADLIEST DRIVING PERIOD

first_imgThe recently published reports by the RSA and Garda Siochana on road fatalities have highlighted drink driving as one of the main factors in the increase in road deaths. An Garda Siochana and the RSA will commence drink driving enforcement and increased education initiatives in July and August with the aim of targeting this behaviour on our roads.Since June 1st 2015 to date 184 people have lost their lives on our roads. July and August are high risk months when driving on our roads, with a lot more traffic as people drive long distances for holidays and to visit family and friends. Gardaí have said that motorists can expect to see more checkpoints, breath testing and arrests for drink driving over the coming months. Drink driving detections in Donegal have increased, with one motorist being detected over the legal limit every day on average.Drink driving has again become a major challenge and motorists do not seem to be getting the message that it is wrong and they have reverted back to the old ways and drink driving is becoming too common.Drink driving is no longer socially acceptable and is a serious offence that can be tackled with the support of the community. The Gardaí have urged people who see someone who have been drinking getting behind the wheel to drive a vehicle, to report it immediately to them. It is important that everyone takes personal responsibility and not sit back and make the easy decision to look the other way.Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer said Donegal has featured in recent reports for the wrong reasons. “Donegal has a lot to offer with groups and individuals actively promoting Donegal as a Tourism destination and trying to attract visitors to our County, but it is unfortunate that the image of Donegal being portrayed is that of our roads being unsafe.“Too many families and communities have lost loved ones in road traffic collisions and for others involved in collisions they have had to cope with life changing injuries. Road traffic collisions are unexpected but avoidable and are traumatic events occurring in a split second but with consequences that last a lifetime. Too often motorists take a risk and make the wrong decision. Is that risk worth a life”.With the Donegal Senior team and Minor team playing in their respective Ulster Finals on Sunday the number of people travelling will increase considerably.The main messages for the busy period ahead on our roads are very clear – never ever drive after consuming alcohol or drugs or travel in a car driven by someone who has consumed alcohol or drugs, always obey the speed limits, reduce speed in inclement weather conditions and allow plenty of time to arrive safely at your destination, always wear your seatbelt, never use a mobile phone while driving and beware of driver fatigue.To date in 2016, 89 people have been killed on the roads – 9 more than the same period in 2015. COUNCIL ISSUES ROAD SAFETY WARNING AHEAD OF DEADLIEST DRIVING PERIOD was last modified: July 13th, 2016 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:Campaigndonegaldrink drivinglast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE NOTES

first_imgThe Naomh Colmcille minors were beaten in the Division 2 all-county championship semi-final on Sunday by the narrowest of margins.The club hosted an U8 presentation event on Friday; well done to all the kids and parents for attending. Thanks to the club’s county players, Thomas McKinley and Willie Gillespie, for doing the presentations. Thanks to everyone who contributed on the night and over the year.The club will be starting a 10-week indoor training programme in the Columban Hall. U8s and u10s start this Friday (16th) at 7pm; u12s start the following Wednesday (21st) at 8:15. €1 cost to cover the hall rental. This is open to boys and girls; a separate girls programme is planned for after Xmas. Further details from Barry O’Hagan. The club dinner dance is set for Friday 23rd November at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny. Guest speaker is Mark McHugh (All-Star winner). Music by the Squealing Pigs. Tickets can be obtained from Alison Ferry, Adrian Marsh, Sharon Clarke, or Sharon Monaghan. Tickets can also be purchased at Orchid Beauty Main St. Newtowncunningham, and will be on sale down at the Club house on Tuesday night (13th) at 8pmThe club will be holding a Poker Night on Saturday 17th November. Contact Leo Devenney for details.You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow.Naomh Colmcille’s Weekly Lotto: This week’s winning number sequence was 24.6.1.22.11. Six people matched 3 numbers and the winners were Barney Robinson, Charles McDaid and Aoife Henderson c/o Alices bar who won €25 each. Next week’s jackpot is €1550. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.  GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE NOTES was last modified: November 12th, 2012 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:Naomh Colmcille GAA noteslast_img read more

Swilly Seals triumph over Lecale of Downpatrick in third round of Provincial Towns League

first_imgIn water temperatures of 29c and air temperatures of 30c, the Seals hosted Lecale of Downpatrick in the third round of the Provincial Towns League on Saturday 7th.With swimmers training throughout the Christmas holidays and looking very sharp on the night they absolutely dominated the Co Down outfit throughout all the age groups.Being a home gala the Seals swam around 80 swimmers, some taking part in exhibition swims to showcase their talents. They swam brilliantly and impressed their coaches highly. After two and a half hours of competition and 64 races the Seals scored 650 points and Lecale 494.Well done to all swimmers who took part and a big thanks to all the parents who helped run the gala. A big thank you also to Lecale Swimming Club for making the long journey and for a very exciting competition.Paddy Bond, who is one of the coaches of the senior squad with the Seals took part in the Ice Swimming World Championships in Germany on Friday 6th January.Paddy swam the one kilometre race in water temperatures of 3c with an air temperature of -28c. Ice had to be cut back to form a 25 meter pool. With only swim attire permitted Paddy swam the race in 17 minutes lifting a world championship gold medal for his efforts. A massive well done from all at the Swilly Seals Swimming Club. The club’s next League fixture is on the 28th January at home against Newry and Mourne.In the meantime some swimmers will represent the club at the Bangor Long Course Championships and the Swim Ulster Development Meet in Omagh.Swilly Seals triumph over Lecale of Downpatrick in third round of Provincial Towns League was last modified: January 8th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:lecale of downpatrickPaddy Bondprovincial towns leagueSwilly SealsSWIMMINGlast_img read more

REVEALED: THE BROTHERS WHO SAVED FAMILY IN DRAMATIC SEA RESCUE

first_imgTHESE are the brothers who saved a family of six from death in Tuesday’s dramatic sea rescue in Sheephaven Bay.Samuel Burgess, an RNLI lifeboat volunteer in Newcastle in Co Down, and his brother Richard were fishing at 4.30pm on Tuesday when they heard a call for assistance.It alerted them to an 18ft cruiser sinking off Port na Blagh in Sheephaven Bay. The brothers rescued two children and four adults from the water.The children were taken to hospital after the group was met by representatives from the Downings coastguard.“I didn’t expect to be using my RNLI training away from Newcastle but I am delighted we were close by and were able to help these people, ” Richard Burgess said.“Conditions on the day were good and the group were about half a mile out from the shore but the area is very rocky and they would have been unable to make it to shore on their own. “It could have been a very different ending to the day and we are just delighted that everyone is safe,” he added.REVEALED: THE BROTHERS WHO SAVED FAMILY IN DRAMATIC SEA RESCUE was last modified: July 13th, 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:Port na Blagh in Sheephaven Bay.sea rescuelast_img read more

DONEGAL GO DOWN TO CAVAN IN McKENNA CUP

first_imgCavan 1-14 Donegal 2-08: Cavan squeezed past Donegal in Kingspan Breffni Park, winning by a single point against the side that knocked them out of the Ulster Championship last year.Donegal led by 1-07 to 0-09 at half-time with Stephen Griffin finding the net for Jim McGuinness’s men.Niall McDermott converted the rebound from his missed penalty to given the Breffni the momentum and although Paddy McBrearty found the net in the closing stages, Cavan hung on for the win. Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has confirmed that he will have to plan without the services of Michael Murphy for the start of the league with the forward set for groin surgery.McKenna Cup resultsSaturday 14 JanuarySection C Derry 1-16 0-14 UUJ (Celtic Park)Sunday 15 JanuarySection AAntrim 0-10 1-12 Tyrone (Casement Park)Fermanagh 2-14 0-10 Queen’s (Brewster Park) Section BMonaghan 0-11 4-12 Down (Clones)Armagh 1-18 0-10 St Mary’s College (Athletic Grounds)Section C Cavan 1-14 2-8 Donegal (Breffni Park)© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL GO DOWN TO CAVAN IN McKENNA CUP was last modified: January 15th, 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)last_img read more

NON-STOP CHARITY DRIVE LEAVES DONEGAL FOR SPAIN FOR IRISH CANCER SOCIETY

first_imgThree shopping centre managers from Donegal, Galway and Laois set out on an innovative charity fundraiser in aid of Relay For Life Donegal and the Irish Cancer Society today.Non-Stop Charity Drive from Malin Head to Tarifa, Spain for Irish Cancer Society – Three shopping centre managers from Donegal, Galway and Laois set out on an innovative charity fundraiser in aid of Relay For Life Donegal and the Irish Cancer Society today. Brian McCracken, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Páraic Naughton from Galway Shopping Centre and Kevin Doyle from Laois Shopping Centre left Donegal this morning to undertake a non-stop charity drive to Spain in a Kia Sorento sponsored by Inishowen Motors in Donegal.Photo- Clive WassonBrian McCracken, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Páraic Naughton from Galway Shopping Centre and Kevin Doyle from Laois Shopping Centre left Donegal this morning to undertake a non-stop charity drive to Spain in a Kia Sorento sponsored by Inishowen Motors in Donegal.The trio departed from Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head in Donegal at 8.30am and are expected to reach Spain’s most southerly point, Tarifa at approximately 9.00pm on Wednesday, 6th April. The non-stop drive is expected to take 37 hours and the shopping centre managers will take it in turns to drive the 151 Kia Sorento throughout the journey.CEO of Irish Cancer Society, John McCormack and Mark Mellett, Head of Fundraising at the Irish Cancer Society, will meet the three men at Irish Cancer Society offices in Dublin to wish them well on their charity challenge, before they board the ferry to Holyhead.John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said: “As an independent charity, the Irish Cancer Society relies on initiatives such as this to continue to fund our work. We are the largest voluntary funder of cancer research in Ireland and we provide free services to cancer patients and their families in Donegal and across the country. I would like to thank Brian, Páraic and Kevin for taking on this big challenge and in turn for supporting Relay For Life Donegal and the Irish Cancer Society. It is a fantastic achievement and we wish them the very best of luck with the remainder of their journey.”After the two hour sailing from Dublin, Brian, Páraic and Kevin will make the journey to Dover, Kent where they will board another ferry to Calais, France. They’ll continue to drive across France and into Spain for the final stage of the 1,932 mile trek to Tarifa. The fundraiser is the brainchild of Brian McCracken, manager of Letterkenny Shopping Centre.He said “This is the third year that myself, Páraic and Kevin have come together to raise money for charities and we’re delighted to be getting behind the Irish Cancer Society this year. We launched the charity challenge a few weeks ago with the Relay For Life Donegal team and we had a great response. The sponsorship from Inishowen Motors, Top Oil, Atlantic Travel and P&O and Irish Ferries has been a real boost to the cause and we’d like to thank them for their support. We know how hard it is for charities out there, so we’re just trying to raise some awareness and funds to help support the great work of the Irish Cancer Society and Relay for Life Donegal.”Seamus McLaughlin, Inishowen Motors, said: “We’re delighted to support the efforts of Brian and his colleagues. When they came to us earlier this year and told us that they were trying to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society, we were only too happy to offer one of our Kia Sorento’s for the journey. The new Kia Sorento is the perfect vehicle to make this trip and the whole team at Inishowen Motors wishes Brian and the boys all the best. We look forward to following their adventure over the next few days.”This is the third year that the trio have come together to raise money for charities and they have raised over €20,000 to date. Since 2013, the men have climbed Mt. Killimanjaro, pushed a trolley from Letterkenny to Laois, via Galway, cycled a trandem (3 man bike) from Malin to Mizen as well as trekking 115km of the Sahara Desert.For the journey to Tarifa, the Kia Sorento has been fitted with a tracker so members of the public can keep an eye on the trio’s progress by checking out the following link: http://threemendrive.wix.com/threemenin. The Irish Cancer Society is the national cancer charity providing free services to cancer patients and their families as well as funding collaborative cancer research. Relay For Life takes place on the 30th and 31st of May 2015 in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Visit www.cancer.ie/relayforlife to find out more. You can also support Relay For Life Donegal by texting ‘Relay’ to 50300 to donate €4. (100% of text cost goes to the Irish Cancer Society across most network providers. Some providers apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.26 will go to the Irish Cancer Society)NON-STOP CHARITY DRIVE LEAVES DONEGAL FOR SPAIN FOR IRISH CANCER SOCIETY was last modified: May 5th, 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)last_img read more