Minister Jallah (left) with Mr. Tannous, Amb. Kastoun and others at the presentation ceremony in Monrovia. The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, presented to authorities at the Ministry of Health (MOH) two Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines costing over US$29,000 to save the lives of travelers who suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) or heart attack.MOH will accordingly install the the AED machines at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County for the benefit of many of the travelers.The machines were presented to Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, in the presence of Lebanon Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Henri Kastoun and executives of the WLCU.WLCU acting president, Najib Tannous, who presented the machines, said the objective is to save the lives of many other passengers who sometimes experience “breathing difficulty.”“Everyone is aware of heart condition using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which is an aid given physically to person(s) who suffer acute attack, while ventricular fibrillation is done using the AED,” Tannous said,He added, “The device would generate an electric shock to the heart muscle to reverse the effects of ventricular fibrillation (any sudden attack).”Tannous said that the WLCU donation comes in the wake of an appeal made earlier by Minister Jallah to install such a device to help save the lives of many of the travelers and staffs at the airport, who may develop any heart attack.“These machines were imported by the WLCU through Charif Pharmacy, and they would gladly provide technical training to the designated staffs,” Tannous said.He said that the Liberian government was doing it best to improve the health sector, noting, “as partners, we feel obliged to join the government as our social responsibility to implement its vision by making Liberia great through the Pro-poor Agenda. We are extremely honored to be a part of saving lives.”Tannous said as part of the Lebanese human development, they have contributed to Liberian universities, high schools, the police, immigration and some health centers including hospitals.“We have sponsored the establishment of Oum El Nour (The Mother of Light) Liberia, dealing with drug prevention and rehabilitation of drug addicts,” Tannous said.He said that illicit drugs was another war on humanity, so, “we are grateful for the level of support and dedication given to this project.”Minister Jallah, who received the devices, lauded the WLCU for “accepting her proposal” to donate the lifesaving machines for use by the RIA and the training opportunity extends to operators of the equipment.Dr. Jallah meanwhile assured the WLCU that the machines would be immediately installed at the RIA to revive lives of people that would suffer from sudden heart attack before being taken to the hospital, if necessary.In his intervention, Amb. Henri Kastoun said the donation was part of the Lebanese community’s contribution to Liberians.He reaffirmed his country’s commitment to working with the government to support its Pro-poor agenda.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Prince George RCMP have confirmed that a suspicious package found in a Prince George clothing store was in fact a bomb.Early Sunday morning, police were notified that the front window of a shop in Prince George called G’Z Up Clothing has been smashed. Upon arrival, police noticed a suspicious package in the store. The area was cordoned off and the RCMP’s “E” Division Demolition Unit was flown in. The unit arrived in the city late Sunday and retrieved the package with a remote device before taking it to a safe location to detonate it.After examining the detonated package, police announced yesterday that the bomb was capable and had the potential to function, but why it didn’t explode will remain a mystery. – Advertisement -There have been some speculations that the incident is related to gang warfare in the city.
That game had even more drama than this one. USC had been ranked No. 1 in the nation for half the season before losing to UCLA in the first game. The Bruins took over the No. 1 spot in the polls, but the Trojans had climbed back to No. 2 by the second contest. Back in those days, only the winner of the Pac-10 made the NCAA Tournament. So, even though USC was one of the top two teams in the nation much of the season, only UCLA went to the tournament. USC ended up 24-2, with both losses to UCLA, and did not advance. “The game meant either ending your year or moving on,” Westphal said. “It’s a different system now and a different kind of pressure, but this is still a very compelling game.” USC players thought that they gave the game away when they allowed UCLA to come back from a 10-point deficit and win on Arron Afflalo’s last-second jumper Jan. 13. That they outplayed UCLA for most of the game has the Trojans believing they can win at Pauley, where they have lost by 21 points the past two seasons. For once, USC is not playing solely for pride and bragging rights when it travels to Pauley Pavilion tonight to face rival UCLA. If the No. 19 Trojans can defeat the No. 2 Bruins, USC will tie UCLA for first place in the Pacific-10 Conference. “We were one shot away,” USC guard Lodrick Stewart said. “(Afflalo) misses that shot, we would have won. That gives us a lot of confidence that we can get this win.” Westphal said he thought after that 1971 season that USC and UCLA would be perennial top-10 teams for the rest of his life, but it didn’t turn out that way. The Trojans have had fleeting success. USC hasn’t won a conference title outright since 1961 (the Trojans tied Washington for the title in 1985). For the team veterans – Stewart, Nick Young and Gabe Pruitt – this is an opportunity they relish. They remember being last in the Pac-10 just two years ago. “I can finally say we’re fighting for the No. 1 spot in the Pac-10,” Young said. “We’ve come from last place to second place, and this could mean a lot to our program.” only Pruitt hurt: Pruitt, the Trojans’ starting point guard, said he expects to play despite a mild sprain to his right ankle that he suffered while making an awkward stop late in practice Tuesday. He’s determined not to miss the UCLA game after having to sit out USC’s victory over the Bruins last year at the Sports Arena because of a knee injury. “I expect it to be sore, but once the adrenaline starts going, I should be able to play through it,” Pruitt said. “I had to sit out the second game against UCLA last year, and there’s no way I’m letting that happen again. Broken foot of whatever, I’m not going to let it keep me out of the game.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Former USC player and coach Bob Boyd, the program’s resident historian with 56 years following the team, said he doesn’t remember a USC-UCLA game this big since 1971. During that season, a Paul Westphal-led Trojans team coached by Boyd had a chance to tie the Bruins for first place in the final game of the regular season but lost 73-62.
WASHINGTON – In a victory for President George W. Bush, a divided federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Guantanamo Bay detainees cannot use the U.S. court system to challenge their indefinite imprisonment. A Supreme Court appeal was promised. The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismisses hundreds of cases filed by foreign-born detainees in federal court and also threatens to strip away court access to millions of lawful permanent residents currently in the United States. It upholds a key provision of the Military Commissions Act, which Bush pushed through Congress last year to set up a Defense Department system to prosecute terrorism suspects. Now, detainees must prove to three-officer military panels that they don’t pose a threat. Democrats newly in charge of Congress promised legislation aimed at giving detainees legal rights. Attorneys for detainees said they would appeal Tuesday’s ruling to the Supreme Court. “We’re disappointed,” said Shayana Kadidal of the Center for Constitutional Rights. “The bottom line is that according to two of the federal judges, the president can do whatever he wants without any legal limitations as long as he does it offshore.” The two judges voting with the White House – Judge A. Raymond Randolph and Judge David B. Sentelle – were appointed by Republicans. President Reagan appointed Sentelle, and President George H.W. Bush appointed Randolph. The dissenter, Judge Judith W. Rogers, was appointed by President Clinton, a Democrat. White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino called the decision “a significant win” for the administration and said the Military Commissions Act provides “sufficient and fair access to courts for these detainees.” At the Justice Department, attorneys urged Chief Justice John G. Roberts to deny legal relief to Guantanamo prisoners. They also said that in the case of Sharaf al-Sanani, a Yemeni being held at Guantanamo, the government was no longer obligated to explain why he was being detained. About 395 detainees are currently being held at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The first prisoners arrived more than five years ago, after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. At issue is the right of habeas corpus, a basic tenet of the Constitution protecting detainees from unlawful imprisonment. Twice before, the Supreme Court ruled that right gave Guantanamo detainees full access to courts. But in their latest ruling last June, justices suggested the president could ask Congress for more anti-terrorism authority, prompting passage of the commissions act that in part stripped federal court review. Randolph, writing for the majority, said the new commissions act clearly blocked court access and was constitutional because a “foreign entity without property or presence in this country has no constitutional rights.” “The arguments are creative but not cogent. To accept them would be to defy the will of Congress,” Randolph wrote in the 25-page opinion, which was joined by Sentelle. In dissent, Rogers said the cases should proceed. She argued that the military hearings – known as Combatant Status Review Tribunals, or CSRTs – deprive detainees of critical due process rights provided by the Constitution by putting the legal burden on detainees to prove they aren’t terrorist threats.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Public school districts are required by federal law to provide information to independent schools about the programs. The No Child Left Behind Act requires public districts to provide “timely, meaningful consultation.” Usually, districts send letters to private schools informing them about the 12 categories of funding available. Los Angeles Unified sends information to schools on a list provided by the California Department of Education. Private schools must complete an affidavit allowing them to receive federal funds, said Chris Downing, LAUSD’s coordinator for specially funded programs. The district also hosts an informational fair in the spring for the schools and works closely with consortiums representing Catholic and Baptist institutions, he added. “Every private school that signs up on the state’s Web site receives a letter from us,” Downing said. “We ensure that every eligible party does receive the opportunity to participate.” Public districts receive federal funding for eligible children living within their attendance boundaries and usually reimburse private schools for eligible expenses. The Redondo Beach Unified School District has paid invoices for early literacy curriculum, instructional materials and professional development. The district has also reimbursed private schools for computer software and other technology, said Annette Alpern, assistant superintendent of instructional services. “A school would be eligible based on the number of students who qualify in the Redondo Beach attendance area,” Alpern said. “In Redondo Beach, they are made aware” of the programs. Teachers from St. Lawrence Martyr Parish School in Redondo Beach have attended training workshops with their public peers, Principal Shannon Gomez said. “We tap into that every year,” Gomez said. Private schools also shy away from federal funds because they fear additional regulation. “We have an overall concern that participating in these programs could lead to more unnecessary government intrusion in our schools,” said Amy Sechler, a lobbyist for the National Association of Independent Schools. “Our independent schools love to be independent.” They don’t participate in the academic accountability program set up by No Child Left Behind that all students reach proficiency in English-language arts and mathematics by 2014. The dilemma isn’t a strictly local one. A study released in September by the Urban Institute reveals a nationwide trend of independent schools declining federal reimbursements. More than 5 million students attend more than 28,000 private elementary and secondary schools in the country, representing more than 10 percent of all K-12 students, according to the study. Catholic schools, which make up roughly 28 percent of private operators, are the exception to the rule, said Gayle Christensen, the study’s lead author and a Georgetown University researcher. That reason dates back to Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society reforms of the 1960s. In 1965, lobbyists for Catholic institutions were able to secure a provision in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (renamed as No Child Left Behind in 1994) retaining eligibility for private schools as long as funding isn’t given directly. Direct funding would likely violate the legal doctrine requiring the separation of church and state, Christensen said. The Catholic schools made the argument that underprivileged private school students shouldn’t be deprived of federal assistance, she said. email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH BAY: Educators say private institutions may think they don’t qualify or are just unaware of aid. By Paul Clinton STAFF WRITER Federal funds to raise English-language proficiency, improve teacher quality, enhance school safety and boost academic performance often go unclaimed by local private schools, educators say. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityContacted by the Daily Breeze, independent schools in the South Bay said they either didn’t believe they qualify for the funds or weren’t aware of the programs. “We’re a small school,” said Debbie Schwartz, admissions director at Peninsula Heritage School in Rolling Hills Estates. “So we really haven’t tapped into it. I have looked at it and they really don’t pertain to us because our small size.” At Carson Christian School near California State University, Dominguez Hills, Principal Marian Alexander receives materials from Los Angeles Unified about the programs but hasn’t pursued funds. “If I’m reading them correctly, they are for students in areas that are underprivileged,” Alexander said. “Our students in the area don’t really qualify for that.” Both schools likely would be eligible for funding under multiple programs.
Ballymaleel Residents getting in on the cleaning act.The residents of the Loughside Community were out in force last Saturday (April 16th) with a massive cleanup operation taking place in the townlands between Ramelton and Letterkenny. Almost 100 residents again took to the roads and streets of the Loughside to clear the area of rubbish and litter.Loughside residents met at a number of prearranged meeting points at 10:30am and townland area coordinators managed the clean up in their respective Townland areas. The residents spent two hours lifting rubbish and litter before meeting in the Silver Tassie at 1pm for a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits, kindly sponsored by the Ciaran and Rose Blaney.Frank and Mary Kelly did their part.The collection equipment, bags, gloves, high viz vests and the collection Skip were all provided by Donegal County Council.Loughside Community PRO Noel Sweeney said “This was our third year organising a clean-up day and we were again delighted with the turn out”. “It was a very worthwhile exercise and the residents of Loughside Community should be extremely proud of themselves”. “The Loughside is spanking clean you could eat your dinner off it”. “We filled the skip that was provided and three additional trailers”.Residents from LoughsideThe Loughside Community would again like to thank Martin Roarty and the Waste Department of Donegal County Council for the support and the Silver Tassie for providing the tea coffee and biscuits. A special word of thanks must also go to Hugo Callan, Tom McMullan, Tom Giblin, and Patrick Gibbons who all provided their cars, vans and trailers to transport the rubbish.Lower Cashelshanaghan Residents did their bit.DD COMMUNITY: LOUGHSIDE IS SPANKING CLEAN! was last modified: April 19th, 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:donegalLough side Community
Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh has confirmed the Government’s enactment of new laws that will protect subcontractors from being burned for payment by major building companies.He was speaking following the Dáil’s passage of the Construction Contracts Bill on July 17th.Deputy McHugh says that the new laws will not console Donegal subcontractors who were burned when McNamara Construction Ltd collapsed in 2010, just before completion of work on the new wing of Letterkenny General Hospital – leaving many local subcontractors unpaid. “The burning of local contractors at that time was immoral, and these new laws will prevent a repeat of that episode,” said McHugh.But he says that the new laws will protect subcontractors from non-payment in future.Said Deputy McHugh: “Fine Gael promised before the 2011 general election to enact new laws to ensure the payment of subcontractors by the mega building companies, for works completed on major construction projects.“The work to enact these new laws has been going on for almost three years, and it has been a very complex and drawn-out process. The legislation was finally been completed by the Oireachtas this week, and has been sent to President Michael D. Higgins for signing into law. “The subcontractors sector has experienced the brunt of the Irish economic crisis. Employment in the sector has fallen from a peak of 282,000 in 2006, to 96,000 today. This legislation is designed to rebuild trust within this sector, in particular for small contractors. That trust is necessary to return construction to sustainable levels of activity.“My concern with this legislation was to balance the need for strong laws, without placing an undue red-tape burden on subcontractors or on large building companies.“The new laws will not console Donegal subcontractors who were burned when McNamara Construction Ltd collapsed in 2010 shortly before the completion of the new wing of Letterkenny General Hospital. I know that several Donegal subcontractors were not paid for subcontracts completed on that project. The burning of local contractors at that time was immoral, and these new laws cannot be applied retrospectively. They will help, however, to prevent a repeat of that episode.” McHUGH: GOVERNMENT LAW PROTECTS SUB-CONTRACTORS was last modified: July 18th, 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:McHUGH: GOVERNMENT LAW PROTECTS SUB-CONTRACTORS
Soccer bosses will investigate claims that racist taunts were made against a young African boy at Swilly Park in Ramelton on Saturday last.The alleged incident happened at Swilly Park in Ramelton.The Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland will launch the inquiry into the behaviour of some fans at the Under 15 cup game between Swilly Rovers and Castlebar Celtic.Allegations have been made that disgusting monkey chants were made towards a 14 year old African-born boy playing for Castlebar. The incident is included in the referee’s report.The referee stopped the game momentarily and warned the small section of fans making the noises to stop.A number of prominent members of the Donegal Schoolboy League were also at the game.Swilly Rovers have so far not made an official comment on the alleged incident. The game was covered in the local media but the issue of the alleged racist taunts was not reported until earlier today.Schools FAI general secretary Martin O’Hanlon confirmed that the association is investigating the sickening incident.“We take something like this very seriously, but short of making an assessment, I can’t say anything. We have an allegation of racist taunting,” he said.The organisation is awaiting the referee’s report on the incident.“We have spoken to football people, not the boy, people have rang us about it,” said Mr O’Hanlon. The teenager’s coach has said there were very clear monkey chants coming from one section of the crowd “every time he touched the ball”.Swilly Rovers eventually won the game 2-1 after extra-time.SWILLY ROVERS TO BE INVESTIGATED AFTER RACIST TAUNTS CLAIM was last modified: March 5th, 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:RACIST TAUNTSRameltonSFAISWILLY PARKswilly rovers
More than 60 years after he vanished on the eve of World War II, the family of Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. James D. Cartwright finally knows his fate. Cartwright, of Los Angeles, and two other servicemen disappeared June 8, 1941, after their observation plane took off from France Field, Panama. But now, U.S. military officials have positively identified the remains of Cartwright – along with 2nd Lt. Augustus J. Allen of Myrtle Springs, Texas, and Cpl. Paul R. Stubbs, of Haverhill, Mass. – which were found in a remote part of Panama. They will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Cartwright’s nephew, Russell Cartwright, was just 7 when his uncle, then in his 20s and unmarried, disappeared. He said he was “flabbergasted” when officials contacted him about a month ago and told him his uncle’s remains had been found and identified through DNA matching. “He was a very fine young man,” Freeman recalled. “We certainly missed him. It was devastating not to know, and his mother was beside herself – he was her youngest son. They were a lovely family.” The family will be at the funeral for James on Nov. 3 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. When Cartwright’s plane failed to arrive at Rio Hato, Panama, that day in 1941, an air and ground search was launched, but found nothing. It wasn’t until April 1999 that a Panamanian citizen told Panamanian Civil Aeronautics officials that he had discovered aircraft wreckage while hunting in the mountains of Panama Province. After a PCA search and rescue team visited the site, the wreckage was reported to the U.S. Joint Prisoner of War Accounting Command, which sent experts to survey the site in August 1999. In February 2002, the site was excavated and officials recovered remains and artifacts, which later helped confirm the identity of the missing crew, although officials still don’t know why the plane crashed. Of the 88,000 Americans missing in action from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and Desert Storm, 78,000 are from World War II. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “After 60-some years, you would think they would throw it in a file and say, Forget it,” said Russell Cartwright, 70, who used to live in Glendale but now resides in Palm Desert. “But their attitude is: Here’s a man who is willing to give his life for his country; he deserves everything you can do for him. I was pretty impressed by the whole thing.” Russell Cartwright’s father was one of James Cartwright’s five siblings, all of whom have died. Russell Cartwright is thought to be the oldest living direct relative, although mitrochondrial DNA identification of his uncle’s remains were made using a descendant of one of James Cartwright’s sisters. Russell Cartwright’s mother, Mildred Freeman, 87, of Sun City, however, is still alive and was happy to finally learn what had happened to her brother-in-law.
The Head of the local Garda Traffic Corps has warned that ‘boy-racers’ at the Joule Donegal International Rally will be dealt with severely this weekend.Inspector Michael Harrison said anyone coming into the county in modified cars and performing illegal manoeuvres will find themselves before the courts. The leading Garda stressed that the vast majority of those following the rally do not break the law.But he said that a small minority of spectators will do so and will be dealt with.He warned “We will have a robust plan in operation this year to deal with the modified car enthusiasts.“If they are going to come to this county for the rally, they can come and enjoy it but if they engage in unlawful activity on the roads, we will have members out there. “They will be dealt with, they will be arrested and they will go to court.”Tens of thousands of visitors are due to arrive in Donegal in the next couple of days for the vent.Hotels and bed and breakfasts are reporting brisk trade as the cram of the rally world arrives in the North-West to compete in the three day event.Organisers are hoping for a safe and enjoyable weekend.Simply click on the video from DonegalTV to see the warning from Inspector Michael Harrison.RALLY WEEKEND: GARDA TRAFFIC BOSS WARNS BOY-RACERS WILL BE DEALT WITH was last modified: June 17th, 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)