The decades-old Liberia and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) water treatment plant in Voinjama City, Lofa County continues to remain in a debilitated state.Voinjama City, the capital of Lofa County, is home to more than 11,000 residents. The county’s capital also plays host to a number of foreign and Liberian-owned businesses.Every year during the Dry Season residents of Voinjama endure the hardship of acute clean water shortages.In a recent tour of Voinjama, dozens of the city’s inhabitants were seen desperately searching for water sources while others were stranded and stood in long queues for several hours at old hand pumps.The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP/Tetra-tech) has earmarked US$12 million for water treatment rehabilitation.The LWSC’s outstation water treatment plant in Voinjama was completely destroyed during the Liberian civil conflict in the early 1990s.According to LMWP/Tetra-tech officials, the water project is a four-year plan intended to rehabilitate the provincial capital cities of Robertsport, Sanniquellie, and Voinjama in Grand Cape Mount, Nimba and Lofa Counties, respectively.LMWP/Tetra-tech officials told the Daily Observer that several training seminars have been conducted for Local Steering Committee members intended for the sustainable management of LWSC outstations in the three counties.Hence, the ground breaking ceremony for the Robertsport City water project was held in Grand Cape Mount County last year which was attended by the American Ambassador to Liberia Madam Deborah Malac and top officials of USAID, LMWP/Tetra-tech, LWSC and local Liberian Government officials.When interviewed early last week, some Voinjama residents underscored the need to fast-track the water project; which they feel is moving at a snail’s pace in terms of implementation.They claimed that too much bureaucracy is associated with the actual implementation of the water.The residents explained that several water sources in Voinjama are not reliable as majority of the water wells and hand pumps are in dilapidated states.Some of the residents and business people told the Daily Observer last week that they get up as early as 4:30am to rush to the various hand pumps and water wells to fetch the available clean water.Voinjama City is one of the fastest growing in terms of population among Liberia’s 15 counties.Because of this fact, the residents said the provision of clean pipe-borne water to the city’s more than 11,000 inhabitants and their respective business entities could not be over-emphasized.Ms. Kebbeh Kesselly said they have endured so many hardships as a result of the continued water shortage in Voinjama and its immediate environs.Businessman Mulbah Beyan, a restaurant operator in Voinjama noted the situation in the city needs urgent intervention by the LWSC and its support partners.Several of Voinjama’s major water sources are presently running dry. Due to this situation urgent steps by the LWSC’s management need to be buttressed by all concerned stakeholders.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Sammy Sosa hit his first home run of spring training and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-0, on Sunday. Sosa, who has 588 career homers, drove a 1-1 pitch from Luke Hudson over the left-center fence to lead off the second inning. It was Sosa’s first home run since Aug. 4, 2005, when he was with the Baltimore Orioles. Crosby takes BP Oakland Athletics shortstop Bobby Crosby faced live pitching for the first time this spring and showed no lingering effects from the back injury that sidelined him for the final two months last season. “It’s been a long time to wait but it was good,” said Crosby, the 2004 AL Rookie of the Year. “I was antsy coming into spring but I didn’t want to rush it. When you rush it, you hurt it.” Crosby missed 63 games in 2006 with a stress fracture in his back and other injuries. Glavine returns Sosa did not play last season and signed a minor league contract with the Rangers during the offseason. “It was good to get the first one out of the way,” Sosa said. “That was huge for me. Everyone wanted me to do that.” New York Mets pitcher Tom Glavine was expected to return to camp today after missing a couple of days for personal reasons. Mets general manager Omar Minaya said the lefty’s absence wasn’t related to a medical condition. “He’s staying on schedule,” Minaya said Sunday before the Mets played Baltimore. Glavine is set to start Tuesday against Houston. Short hops Kansas City Royals second baseman Mark Grudzielanek will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today and is expected to begin the season on the disabled list. Grudzielanek has a medial meniscus cartilage tear. Grudzielanek said he first experienced knee pain Friday night and reported it to the training staff Saturday. An MRI exam on Sunday discovered the tear. Barry Bonds missed the San Francisco Giants’ spring training workouts Sunday for the second straight day because of the flu. Bonds wasn’t in the Giants’ lineup for a home exhibition game against the Seattle Mariners after coming down with the same bug that has affected much of the Giants’ roster in the last two weeks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Chief Gordon “Shorty” Smith says the 19 firefighters had the blaze under control in approximately 45 minutes, and were on location for less than two hours. The garage was being used for storage, so there were no vehicles damaged, and as it was separate from the residence, the home was also unscathed. Smith says the building was older and likely built in the 1950s, and the preliminary investigation points to an electrically-caused fire.- Advertisement –
Will Highland get a slice of new Gadget License?EVERY house in Co Donegal will have to have a ‘TV license’ from next year – even if you don’t have a telly.The new ‘gadgets’ license will cover laptops, iPods and other gadgets including televisions.It’s still not clear if RTE will get all the cash raised in the new ‘household tax’. TV3 has lobbied the Government for a slice of the money.And local radio stations – including Ocean FM and Highland Radio – have also asked the Government for cash from the license to subsidise their businesses.However any move to give taxpayers money to local media groups is almost certain to end in a legal wrangle.Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte is said to be studying submissions from a wide range of media organisations. He said: “Publically funded, public service broadcasting and content are now available to everyone on an ever-increasing number of platforms and devices, and in fact access is not dependent on the ownership of a device.“Everybody benefits from the availability of these services, regardless of how content is accessed or relayed to the public, and therefore it is my view that the cost should be borne by society as a whole.” SHOCK AS GOVERNMENT SET TO INTRODUCE NEW ‘HOUSE TAX’ WITH COMPULSORY TV LICENSE FOR EVERYONE was last modified: February 27th, 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:SHOCK AS GOVERNMENT SET TO INTRODUCE NEW ‘HOUSE TAX’ WITH COMPULSORY TV LICENSE FOR EVERYONE
27. Divock Origi – see the full line up, in reverse squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 7. James Milner 11 11 17. Mamadou Sakho 11 10. Philippe Coutinho 23. Emre Can 11 6. Dejan Lovren 24. Joe Allen 18. Alberto Moreno 11 11 11 20. Adam Lallana Liverpool host Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Europa League semi-finals, with the tie perfectly poised following a 1-1 draw in the first game.The Reds are bidding to reach a first European semi-final since qualifying for the last four of the same competition in 2010.They face a Dortmund team flying high in the Bundesliga, but unlikely to overhaul Bayern Munich at the summit.The German side are also in the semi-finals of the German Cup, and so unlike Liverpool have more than one chance of claiming silverware.For the Reds, the Europa League not only represents their final hope of a trophy this season, but also almost certainly their last chance of qualifying for next year’s Champions League.Check out our predicted Liverpool line up, above. And take a look at the predicted Dortmund team here. 11 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne 22. Simon Mignolet 11
Children from St Joseph’s National School Rathmullan are busy putting final touches to their Christmas Variety Show that will take place in the Ray Community Centre this evening (Thursday) at 7pm.The show includes scenes from Oliver, Annie, A Christmas Carol, Frozen, Irish Dancing, Nativity and all the Christmas Jingles And Carols.Great Raffle Prizes to be won on the night – so a great night out for all the family. Tickets are €5 each. Children under 12 free. This includes light refreshments.The boys and girls at the school are already in the festive spirit after a surprise visit from Santa. PICTURE SPECIAL: ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL RATHMULLAN STAGE VARIETY SHOW TONIGHT was last modified: December 18th, 2014 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:Christmas 2014 showconcertRathmullanRayshowSt Joseph’s National School
L.A.C. Easter Sunday 3k 2013Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Club1 1558 9.16 Declan Reid – City Of Derry 2 1589 9.20 Owen Mc Ginley – Cranford A C3 1584 9.21 Gerard Gallagher – Finn Valley A C4 1544 9.22 Patrick Hamilton – City Of Derry5 1550 9.23 Emmet McGinty – City Of Derry 6 1541 9.25 Chris Mc Guiness – Foyle Valley7 1580 9.27 Sean McGettigan – Finn Valley A C8 1559 9.27 Gary Slevin – City Of Derry9 1542 9.30 Peter Gibbons – Letterkenny A C10 1556 9.33 Paul Mc Cafferty – City Of Derry 11 1549 9.45 Nick Cassidy – City Of Derry12 1503 9.51 Ivan Toner – Letterkenny A C13 1591 9.54 Conor Morrison – Letterkenny A C14 1551 9.55 Ciaran Carlin – Finn Valley A C 15 1557 10.00 Kevin Ferry – Letterkenny A C16 1563 10.11 Oisin Gallen – Finn Valley A C17 1576 10.21 Paddy McDaid – Individual18 1502 10.25 Barry Meehan – Letterkenny A C19 1501 10.25 Ciaran Crawford – Letterkenny A C20 1585 10.26 Aidan McKena – Letterkenny A C21 1565 10.27 Padraig Friel – Letterkenny A C22 1568 10.28 Pauric Breslin – Individual23 1583 10.32 Tom Thompson – Finn Valley A C24 1505 10.38 Zac Mc Gowan – City Of Derry25 1564 10.39 Raymond Birch – Letterkenny A C26 1570 10.41 Pádhraig Patton – Finn Valley A C27 1545 10.41 Liam Murray – Individual28 1504 10.46 Paul Toner – Letterkenny A C29 1597 11.04 Shane Gallagher – Individual30 1567 11.07 Paul McMonagle – Letterkenny A C31 1506 11.18 Michael Penrose – Finn Valley A C32 1509 11.21 Paddy Ward – Letterkenny A C33 1590 11.26 Ciaran O Donnell – Letterkenny A C34 1560 11.29 Darren Price – Individual35 1569 11.47 Seamus Nallen – Individual36 1588 11.53 Paul Catterson – Individual37 1561 11.54 Drew Doherty – Finn Valley A C38 1582 12.02 Cathall Harvey – Individual39 1566 12.11 Kieran Coyle – Letterkenny A C40 1543 12.17 Hanah Mc Gowan – City Of Derry41 1573 12.21 Barry Gallagher – Individual42 1596 12.23 Gillian Marley – Milford A C43 1574 12.38 Ciara Finnegan – Letterkenny A C44 1555 12.42 Anthony Murray – Individual45 1554 12.58 Seamus Crossan – Individual46 1595 13.00 Noel McBride – Individual47 1572 13.02 Sean O Donnell – Individual48 1571 13.14 Eunan McBride – Letterkenny A C49 1598 13.43 Niamh McDaid – Letterkenny A C50 1581 14.23 Rhona Wherity – Individual51 1552 14.25 Annaali Kelly – Individual52 1562 14.28 Ollie Harvey – Individual53 1546 14.30 John Curran – Individual54 1587 14.30 Colm McDaid – Individual55 1594 14.46 Darragh Morrison – Letterkenny A C56 1592 14.46 Seamus Morison – Letterkenny A C57 1508 14.49 Anna Mc Fadden – Individual58 1586 15.49 James Green – Individual59 1548 16.17 Julie McGoohan – Individual60 1547 16.17 Jane Mcgoohan – Individual61 1507 16.19 Denis Mc Fadden – Individual62 1593 17.40 Marjorie Morrison – Letterkenny A C63 1553 18.20 Aoibhinn Boyd – Individual64 1575 18.20 Donna McBride – IndividualTotal Runners: 64LETTERKENNY ATHLETIC CLUB EASTER 3K RESULTS was last modified: March 31st, 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:Easter 3kLetterkenny AC
UIC (2-6) has dropped its last two matches after winning its previous two games. The Flames will play at Northern Kentucky before making the trip to Des Moines. Drake shutout UIC, 4-0, last season in Chicago. Following Sunday’s match, Drake stays at home to host Omaha on Sept. 20. First kick with the Mavericks is set for 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version Creighton (1-5-1) earned its first win of the year with a 3-2 comeback road victory at Kansas State on Sunday. Creighton and Drake who were Missouri Valley Conference foes from 2002-12 haven’t played since 2015. The Bluejays have defeated the Bulldogs in the previous two meetings, including a 3-2 win in Des Moines in 2015. OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University women’s soccer team travels to former Missouri Valley Conference rival Creighton on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. match. Following the road match, Drake (3-2-1) will host UIC on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Sunday’s match will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3. The Bulldogs settled for a 2-2 draw with South Dakota State on Sunday. Drake twice held leads in the match but the Jackrabbits answered both times as the Bulldogs settled for their first tie of 2017. Seniors Rebecca Rodgers (Peotone, Ill.) and Brooke Salisbury (Kearney, Mo.) scored goals in the tie. The draw with SDSU came after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of No. 16 Wisconsin on Sept. 10. The Badgers moved up to No. 9 in this week’s United Soccer Coaches Poll.
DDTV: RELIVE SOME OF THE BEST MEMORIES OF OUR EPIC JOURNEY UNDER JIM was last modified: August 8th, 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:DDTVGAAHome-page SportJim McGuinnessMemoriesMomentsnews Bring on the men from the Orchard County.As we look forward to the All-Ireland quarter-final with old rivals Armagh, we’ve decided to relive some of the best memories of our epic journey under the management of Jim McGuinness. His group of dedicated players have delivered three Ulster titles and one All-Ireland title in four glorious seasons.2013, was a bitter disappointment, but that feel good factor that was so evident in 2011 and 2012 all over Donegal is back and you can feel it. Below are some clips of the best moments of that journey, and also a reminder of what some of the critics have said about the team during that period.Let’s hope Jimmy keeps winning matches.Tir Chonaill Abú.
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has branded the current system of postal voting in Ireland as outdated and archaic.And unlike numerous other countries in Europe it does not currently permit voting for those who may be abroad on polling day on holidays, pilgrimage or work-related matters if you are employed by a company not ordinarily registered in the Irish state.Similarity any Irish students who are attending English colleges are equally not entitled to a postal vote at present. The Donegal TD said the Irish system of postal voting is far too restrictive and certainly does not cater for modern day living whereby individuals work abroad during the week and return home at weekends.He said “It is also fair to state any postal system which does not accord the right to an individual who is on holidays the right to vote is both unfair and unjust. It is baffling how our system of postal voting has not changed with time and progress of modern day living.”He added many other European countries allow for early voting for those who will be abroad on business, work-related matters or holidays and this would also apply to students.“This is a matter which, I have brought up in the Dáil last year with the Minister, but, much to my own surprise he did not consider any alterations to the current system. Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher“I have again this week placed questions to the Minister in an attempt to get him to reconsider the current system and allow for the much-needed change in the postal voting criteria.“In the forthcoming referendum hundreds if not thousands will be deprived of their voting rights because they happen to be abroad on their annual holiday, or work or studying, furthermore the proposed referendum day of the 25th of May coincides with the annual Raphoe Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.“This alone will possibility deprive 300 people of their right to vote due to the narrow and out of date postal voting system we have at present in our country.”He said that on many occasions, we hear about electoral reform but here is one tangible instance whereby no reform has occurred in over 30 years and no one can deny that our society has changed utterly in that time.He demanded “I am calling on the Government to look actively at other voting models in our European partner countries and introduce the necessary change here in the Irish system. “We need a system which reflects the realities of modern day living and a system which encourages the individual to exercise their franchise on polling day – and afford them the right to vote if they happen to be abroad due to holidays, work or study.“In many countries across Europe you have early registered voting in a specific location, this allows you to vote two weeks in advance of polling day – nearly every European country allows their citizens the right to vote if they are abroad on holidays on the day of voting but unfortunately we do not here in Ireland, these are anomalies which can easily be corrected if there is sufficient goodwill on the part of the Government.“No system of voting for absentee voters can stand the test of time for over 30 years without reform and that is the problem we currently have with the Irish postal voting system – it has been left unchanged for so long while all around us great change has occurred and continues to occur,” concluded Deputy Gallagher.Review of postal vote system urgently required – Cope was last modified: April 11th, 2018 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:changedonegalPat The Cope Gallagherpostal voting