NPA MD, Others Honored for Humanitarian Services

first_imgThe First Presbyterian Church in Monrovia has honored a number of its members, including the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Madam Matilda Parker, for what the church termed as their numerous humanitarian services to the church in particular and the Liberian nation.Madam Parker and others were honored with a title of Elder and Deaconess in the First Presbyterian Church.The moderator of the Presbytery of Liberia and pastor the First Training Church of Monrovia, Rev. Sando Townsend, said that what led to Madam Parker being selected for the honor is her numerous contributions to church and society and her active roles in the activities of the church and her country.He made the statement yesterday at a grand reception hosted by Madam Parker at the Monrovia City Hall.Rev. Townsend said that the charming NPA boss has contributed immensely to humanitarian activities, with specific mention of the fight against the killer disease Ebola in the country.Several other Presbyterians were also honored at yesterday’s church service at the corner of Broad and Johnson Streets.Those ordained deacon were Sister Catherine A. Cooper, Sister Celestine S. Johnson, Sister Matilda Parker, Brother Clarence B. Townsend and Brother Henry Harris.The moderator and pastor, Rev. Sando Townsend, also ordained several as elders of the church.  Among them were Sister Edith Yancy, Sister Charessetta V. Nimmo and   Sister Matilda Parker.“It was due to the commitment of these people that the church board agreed to honor them for their services to the church and the country,” said Rev. Townsend.He asserted that the honoring of Madam Parker is not just seen from her being the NPA Director but it was based on the sacrifices she is making to her country and God’s kingdom.In remarks, the NPA Director said it was important to serve humanity rather self. It was  good for one to avail oneself to the service of mankind through the church as an institution and the country whether or not you are in leadership.She urged her fellow Liberians to exert more efforts to live a purposeful life that others can count on for the future.“I live a life with purpose so that people can count on me for the future and I strive to do the very best I can do.”“I was selected to be an   ordained elder of my church because I choose to live a purposeful live.”She used the occasion to call on Christians to provide more support to their churches in order to build the kingdom of God.The NPA MD promised to work with the pastors and her ordained sisters to implement any project the church decides on to carry out.“If women work together, they can do something by bringing about change,” she said.The honoring program was followed by a grand reception held at the Monrovia City Hall.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Braden Road to see further upgrades

first_imgWork is expected to be completed by the middle of October and motorist could face up to 20 minute delays. – Advertisement – Work started on August 3rd and will widen and hard surface the last portion of the Braden Road that is not yet hard surfaced resulting in a stronger, smoother, safer traveling surface for the oil and gas industry, local residents, and the traveling public. The Braden Road is located 37km south of Fort St. John and connects Highway 97 with the John Hart Highway 97.center_img Construction has started on a 4.6 million dollar upgrade to the Braden Road.last_img

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4 adults, 3 juveniles arrested in school vandalism incidents

first_img“All they did was spray paint their tagging crew names and monikers all over the place,” Alvarado said. The three-week investigation, conducted by investigators from the school police’s gang unit and members of the West Covina Police Department’s Neighborhood Crime Unit, ultimately led to the arrest of the suspects at the beginning of the month. Alvarado said three of the suspects are students at West Covina High School. Alvarado said the names of the suspects will not be released, citing safety concerns. “We won’t be releasing them because the tagging crew is similar to a West Covina street gang, and they have already been threatened by the gang members so it’s for their safety,” Alvarado said. In addition to the arrests the investigation also led to another arrest of an unrelated juvenile vandal who is accused of spray-painting Bursch Elementary School in Baldwin Park causing over $1,000 in damages. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BALDWIN PARK – Police have arrested four adults and three juveniles suspected of committing vandalism at two high schools. Sgt. Mitchell Alvarado, of the Baldwin Park Unified School District Police Department, said the vandals caused nearly $9,000 in damages after they spray painted areas of Sierra Vista High School in Baldwin Park and West Covina High School on the weekends of Feb. 24 and March 2. Sierra Vista High School sustained more than $2,500 in damages and West Covina High School suffered more than $6,000. Alvarado said the only motive for the vandalism was the suspects’ desire to “represent and promote their crew.” last_img read more

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Senegal, Madagascar draw in tragic AFCON qualifier

first_imgWitnesses told AFP there was a stampede at an entrance to the venue just before the 1130 GMT (2:30pm local time) kick-off.One person was killed and 37 injured, including two who were said to be in a serious condition with head and chest injuries.Fans had queued outside the stadium nine hours before the start of the eagerly-awaited match with Liverpool star Sadio Mane in the line-up of 2018 World Cup qualifiers Senegal.The result left Senegal and Madagascar — who lie 83 places below their opponents in the world rankings — as co-Group A leaders with four points each after two rounds.Senegal beat Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the first round 15 months ago while consistently improving Madagascar triumphed 3-1 in Sudan.Moussa Konate volleyed the visitors into a 27th-minute lead in Antananarivo and Paulin Voavy levelled a minute before half-time by scoring in a goalmouth scramble.Keita Balde put Senegal ahead again on 62 minutes with a shot into the corner after a solo run only for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to concede an own-goal five minutes later.Mane, who scored his fourth goal of the season for Liverpool in a win at Leicester City last weekend, was well policed by the Malagasy defence.On Saturday, Equatorial Guinea edged Sudan 1-0 in Malabo through an Emilio Nsue goal in the other Group A match and are third with three points.Group winners and runners-up qualify for the 2019 Cup of Nations in Cameroon, which will be the first to feature 24 nations, up from 16 last year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sadio Mane, pictured here at the World Cup in Russia, played for Senegal in the match in Madagascar marred by tragedy © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Sep 9 – At least one person was killed and nearly 40 were injured in a stampede ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Sunday in which Madagascar hit back twice to draw 2-2 with Senegal.The casualty figures were confirmed by the director of a hospital in the Malagasy capital Antananarivo, where the Group A match was staged in the 30,000-capacity Mahamasina Stadium.last_img read more

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Governor’s working hard … so are his flacks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Arnold’s P.R. crew sent out at least 10 e-mail press releases to hundreds in the media on Monday, 19 on Tuesday and a whopping 25 on Wednesday – more than enough to qualify as spammers. Even on a normal noncrisis day, the governor’s press-release mill is in high gear, blasting e-mails to every news agency about every accomplishment large and small. Of course, it’s important and valuable for the governor to be visible to the public at a time of crisis. And his visits and attention earned him buckets of political capital. He needs to be there. But the fire crisis P.R. management underscores the absurd extent to which what was once a very important aspect of government – providing public information – has been transformed into personal publicity vehicles. These days it seems the state’s vast ranks of PIOs, employed by virtually every elected politician or department down to the most obscure, are less concerned with informing the public and are really there to make their bosses look good. And we get to pay for this service. AS the fires roared across the region this week, so did California’s governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger zipped from Malibu to Orange County to San Diego to Santa Clarita to Lake Arrowhead, and then back again. He visited fire-command and evacuation centers. He got briefings on firefighting efforts from local officials. He personally thanks fire crews. On Thursday, he played guide to President George W. Bush, who toured the devastation. And if the governor was working hard during this time, so was his image-making machine – making sure each and every one of his good deeds were duly noted by the media. Of all people, Schwarzenegger doesn’t need to whip up the media’s attention. He gets press coverage even if he’s just riding his motorcycle down the street. In fact, all the spin doctoring only serves to cheapen all the good work he has done during the firestorm by making it appear manufactured simply for a great sound bite.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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I HOPE I’M NOW KNOWN AS MARK MCHUGH’S FATHER – MARTIN MCHUGH

first_imgAn emotional Martin McHugh has paid tribute to his son Mark.The Kilcar man was working for RTE today and was pictured at full-time running to his son and giving him a huge hug.McHugh Snr could be seen crying tears and speaking privately to his son. Martin McHugh paid tribute to his lad and said he has had to become a footballer the hard way.“It was never easy for him growing up and there was always a little pressure on him.“He was always known as Martin’s McHughs son and I would like to think now that I will be known as Mark McHugh’s father,” said Martin.   I HOPE I’M NOW KNOWN AS MARK MCHUGH’S FATHER – MARTIN MCHUGH was last modified: September 23rd, 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:Mark McHughMartin McHughlast_img read more

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Celtic and Rangers fans certainly had different reviews of Allan McGregor’s display

first_imgMcgregor is just outstanding. He’s on another level from this team.— Nacho Man (@nachoman18721) September 2, 2018 Latest Football News Allan McGregor lucky to get away with that. Clear kick out at Kristoffer Ajer off the ball after saving Callum McGregor’s free-kick.— Alison McConnell (@alibali76) September 2, 2018 McGregor is really saving Rangers here 😬 #OldFirmDerby— Harry 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@AFC_Harry34) September 2, 2018 Celtic absolutely dominating this. Rangers reasonably solid but really poor, can hardly get out their own half. Allan McGregor lashes out two weeks on the trot now, pathetic! #GlasgowDerby #ThereIsNoOldFirm ⚽— Shawn Wood (@shawnwood1989) September 2, 2018 smart causal highlights #celtic utterly dominate how McGregor still on the pitch is beyond me kicked out should be off #GlasgowDerby #celticfc #celticfamily— @CelticBhoy1888 (@Celt_Bhoy1888) September 2, 2018However, the Gers keeper should also be praised for making a number of top saves to keep his side in the game.He was unable to do anything about Olivier Ntcham’s 62nd-minute strike but the game would have been out of sight long ago had McGregor not been in such great form.And these Rangers fans were quick to tweet their appreciation for their glovesman. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Video: Allan McGregor Was Lucky Not to Have Been Sent Off For Kick on Kristoffer Ajer https://t.co/gCQbCEACjb pic.twitter.com/dIDgWEloa9— talkingbaws.com (@talkingbawscom) September 2, 2018And obviously some Celtic fans on Twitter were raging at the incident. Below you can see some of the best tweets crying for McGregor to be dismissed. impact Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won McGregor takes a step to the left and kicks Ajer on the ground and all the officials miss it 🤔#Celtic— Alex (@realex_8) September 2, 2018 silverware REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Allan McGregor is brilliant— Ryan (@RyanMcN97) September 2, 2018 possible standings RANKED The Old Firm is the most fiery derby match in Britain bar none.Obviously passions run high when Celtic and Rangers face each other and this can lead to some players losing their heads.Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor was perhaps fortunate to escape a sending off after kicking out at Hoops defender Kristoffer Ajer in the first-half. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?last_img read more

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BODY OF MAN WITH STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS FOUND IN SWEDEN

first_imgThe body of missing Sligo man with strong Donegal connections has been recovered off Gamla Stan in Stockholm, Sweden.Brian Farrell: his body was found in Sweden.Brian Farrell, who has many relations in the Kerrykeel area, was last seen on the night of 10 November.His body was recovered from the water off Gamla Stan today near where he was last seen. In a statement issued today, his family and fiancée Lorraine thanked the rescue services, the Irish Embassy, his employers ICDS Construction and his friends in Stockholm for their help.A post mortem examination will be carried out in Sweden.His family said funeral arrangements will be made in due course and have appealed for privacy.  BODY OF MAN WITH STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS FOUND IN SWEDEN was last modified: November 22nd, 2014 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:bodyBrian FarrelldeaddonegalKERRYKEELSwedenlast_img read more

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DDTV: TINNEYS TOYS SET THE WHEELS IN MOTION WITH CLEVER VIDEO

first_imgDDTV: Management at Tinneys Toys Letterkenny have created the perfect video for young farming enthusiasts in Donegal with their clever video. Tinneys Toys have specialized in providing toy tractors for years and their latest range of toy tractors are attracting massive interest. Their vast range of products will make the perfect gift this Christmas.With so many fantastic products to choose from make sure you stop in and avail of some of their stunning offers.To watch the video above simply click play and enjoy.For more info on Tinneys Toys check out their website or Facebook page for details. DDTV: TINNEYS TOYS SET THE WHEELS IN MOTION WITH CLEVER VIDEO was last modified: December 14th, 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:BusinessDDTVFeaturesnewsTinney’s Toyslast_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL: DONEGAL IN EMPHATIC WIN OVER DOWN IN LEAGUE

first_imgDonegal captain Katy HerronDONEGAL’S Ladies footballers finally got their Tesco National League Division 2 campaign off to a great start with an emphatic win over Down.The Donegal girls travelled through the fog and the frost to Newry first thing this morning for their first game of the season after last week’s clash with Armagh was cancelled because of the snow.But it was bright and sunny at the Abbey Grammar School grounds by throw-in time and by the end a bright new start for Donegal Ladies football appears on the horizon after a stunning 6-16 to 0-07 win. The excellent result has to be set against the context of Down being mauled by a similar scoreline a week before at Westmeath, so there are clearly issues in the Mournes county.But nothing should be taken away either by the way Donegal’s Ladies competed for every ball today with a new zip in the step of every player under the management of Davy McLaughlin.It was, in the end, an excellent victory and reward for the hard work the panel has put in over the winter.  LADIES FOOTBALL: DONEGAL IN EMPHATIC WIN OVER DOWN IN LEAGUE was last modified: February 8th, 2015 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:Division 2donegalDownLadiesNational Leaguelast_img read more

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