CDC, IOM Train 25 BIN Officers in Intense Border Screening

first_imgThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have trained 25 officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN)  in intense border screening to detect Ebola.Speaking at the start of the joint training of trainers’ workshop in Monrovia last Friday, BIN Commissioner Cllr. Lemuel Reeves admonished his officers to make use of the training, as it is intended to protect our borders against the recurrence of Ebola and other infectious diseases.“The training is intended to intensify the screening process of people coming into the country, especially from Guinea, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone, to ensure that our borders are secure and safe now that they have been declared officially opened by President Sirleaf.”The Immigration boss continued, “[The trainers] are building your capacity so that you may be able also to  train your colleagues  assigned at the different border points across the country, because you  are the ones that will be taking over the security of Liberia when our partners leave.”Commissioner Reeves said the training is also important, especially with Liberia’s neighboring countries experiencing new cases of Ebola which could keep Liberia from being announced Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) if cross border transmission continues.  For his part, CDC’s Senior Advisor Philip Talboy said the training was important because the immigration officers were the first line agents at all the borders and as such they need to be fully prepared to ensure that people are properly screened before entering the country.Talboy meanwhile assured officials of the BIN that more BIN officers would be trained.Also speaking was IOM Project Manager, Lind Andrew, who said the training is important because it will keep cases of the virus from reaching the population.Andrew said the IOM will continue to support the BIN in its post-Ebola activities to ensure that BIN provides good services to the Liberian people.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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Murdered Berbice teen laid to rest

first_imgThe Berbice, Region Six teen who was raped and murdered was on Tuesday laid to rest.Leonard Archibald, 13, went missing last week Sunday, after riding ahead of his three sisters he was accompanying home from a birthday party in the neighbouring village.The funeral service for 13-year-old Leonard ArchibaldHe was captured and sodomised and when he lost consciousness, he was bound and thrown into the Berbice River along with his bicycle. The two men of Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice have since admitted to the heinous act.At Tuesday’s funeral, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Chairman David Armogan called on residents to take back their communities from rogue elements, who have been terrorising residents mostly as a result of drug use.According to Armogan, social problems have led many youngsters and even adults to turn to drug use, which in term makes them commit acts that are mostly illegal.He said child abuse is one issue but the bigger picture will be to look at the root cause. Many at this point in time are focusing on the symptoms of the problem rather than the cause. He referred to that as surprising the sore while the disease remains.Nevertheless, Armogan called on all to condemn the act which resulted in Leonardo’s death.Armogan said the entire country was shocked at the events which unfolded and which led to the discovery of the missing teen’s body.“Our region should not be known for these kinds of things. Our region should be a peaceful region where people are free to walk around and people are free to move as they like. I do not think it had anything to do with the fault of the child or the fault of the parent. I think the parent did all that that they can to protect their child and the child did all he can to protect himself but in the circumstances, there was a depraved mind. I believe that a normal human being cannot commit such a crime,” Armogan said while suggesting that the alleged perpetrator must be a “depraved man.”Meanwhile, President David Granger expressed condolences to Leonard’s mother, Abigail Archibald, his siblings, other relatives, and friends.In a statement from the Office of the President, the Head of State said he was deeply saddened to learn of the death of 13-year-old Leonard Archibald, under such tragic circumstances.Meanwhile, also speaking at the funeral service was Social worker Rickford Ward, who called on all to unite in the fight to make the community safer. He said that the community allowed the situation to develop until murder was committed, noting that they did nothing when they should have been acting.“We all should help to protect our children and also to help him to be reformed from his evil ways… If we as a community do not take firm serious action to prevent a reoccurrence of what has happened here, it will continue.”On this note, Ward called on the Social Service Ministry to get into action.Young Leonard was laid to rest in the neighboring village of Lansdale and leaves to mourn his mother, father and nine siblings.The men who have since confessed to luring, sexually assaulting and killing the teenager are expected to appear in court sometime this week. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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Sergio Aguero reveals he is still attempting to lure Barcelona maestro to Manchester City

first_img Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed the extent of his attempts to lure Barcelona maestro and close friend Lionel Messi to Manchester.Messi – who claimed an unprecedented fifth Ballon d’Or award last week – has been linked with a lucrative and ambitious move to both Manchester clubs and Chelsea in previous years.Aguero and Messi are international team-mates with Argentina and have close family ties and, while the prospect of the latter leaving Barcelona is unlikely, Aguero isn’t giving up.He said: “He already knows there’s no beach! I said to him, at the end of the day we spend most of our time at home.“We play every three days and just eat and rest between games – so the weather is not really that important.“So I told him Manchester is ideal as a city because you stay home, you play every three days, we can eat and play football together.”Aguero has missed large chunks of this season through injury after sustaining a problem on international duty, but admits he is now learning not to rush any recovery process in a bid to stay fit.“Right now I feel fit and well,” he added.“With the last injury I picked up on international duty I carried on playing when I should have come off.“That could have been avoided but you always want to play, especially for your country.“Argentina really needed to win, so I said to myself ‘I’ve got to play’.“Now I feel like I’m getting up to full fitness for games and missing as few as possible, that’s the most important thing.” 1last_img read more

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Alexandre Lacazette: Bad news for West Ham as PSG plot £40m move for striker

first_img Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring for Lyon Paris Saint-Germain have muscled in on West Ham’s pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette.The Hammers had a £31m bid rejected by Lyon on Tuesday but are expected to return with a better offer later on in the summer.However, after hearing about West Ham’s approach, PSG have now rekindled their interest in the forward and are willing to stump up £40m.The French champions are on the hunt for a new striker this summer following the departure of the talismanic Zlatan Ibrahimovic.And Lacazette, who netted 23 goals in 44 appearances for Lyon last term, now appears to be the club’s No.1 target.Lyon would prefer to keep hold of their star man but a bid in excess of £35m is likely to tempt them into selling. 1last_img

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WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL HOTEL TO BE TURNED INTO AMUSEMENT ARCADE

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known hotels is to be turned into an amusement arcade.An application has been made to transform the Gleneany House Hotel in Letterkenny into a gaming centre.The hotel, located at the Port Roundabout at the entrance to the town, has remained closed since it shut its doors since December 2010. The owners of the hotel, the Kelly family, said at the time that it was no longer financially viable to keep the 25 bedroom hotel open.The hotel had been open for more than 20 years before its sudden closure.Now a Milford couple have applied to Letterkenny Town Council to turn the premises into an amusement arcade.Darren and Siobhan McGarry have applied to have security features put on the building as well as a change of signage and the introduction of a smoking area.   WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL HOTEL TO BE TURNED INTO AMUSEMENT ARCADE was last modified: September 7th, 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:amusement arcadeGleneany House HotelLetterkenny Town Councillast_img read more

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Malin GAA hosting 5K this Wednesday

first_imgAll County League Division 2 Fixture: Malin vs. Four Masters on Sunday 14th of August in Connolly Park at 3:00pm, reserves at 1.30pm. All support welcome. Malin GAA 5KThe club will be holding a 5K walk or run in association with Inishowen AC on Wednesday the 10th of August at 7.30pm. Registration will be from 6.30pm in the Malin GAA club house with Adults €10, Children €5 with Families welcome. There will be chip timing for all runners and their will be a new route, different from the recent Malin 5k. The event is being sponsored by Frank Scott of Nu World Heating Centre. If anyone is available to help on the night with stewarding etc. they can contact any committee member. Pool RoomThe club opened a new Pool Room upstairs in the clubhouse last Sunday. The room will be open on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 8pm to 11pm in the clubhouse for anyone looking to play a game of pool. Pool Competitions will be run in the Autumn, details to follow. Beverages & Snacks available. The Club would like to thank John McLaughlin(JM) who co-ordinated the Pool Room getting up and running. A special thank you to our Club President Patrick McLaughlin(R) who recovered and organised the Pool Tables. Thank You to Neil McGilloway, Kieran White, Noel McLaughlin(F), Denise McLaughlin(JM), Aidan Doherty, Maggie McLaughlin(R), Martin McColgan and anyone else who helped get it up and running.  Jiving LessonsJiving Lessons will re-commence in the Clubhouse on Monday 12th September from 9pm to 10pm for 6 weeks with Josie & Catriona. €5 per person. Everyone Welcome. UnderageThe minor girls have training every Monday at 8:00pm. All girls from aged 15 upwards and new members are welcome to attend. The U16 Girls who beat Carndonagh last Wednesday evening with a great team performance.The squad on the night Ciara McLaughlin(F), Ailbhe McLaughlin(H), Diane McGilloway, Siobhan Farren, Tara Kelly, Niamh Doherty, Seanain McLaughlin(F), Caiti Farren, Rachael Harkin, Alana McDaid, Kerri Stevens, Erin McLaughlin, Tara O’Connor and Laura McGeoghan. Croke ParkThe club would like to wish the Malin under 12’s the very best in their Croke Park Activity Day on Tuesday 16th August. The team will get to play on the Croke Park pitch. ShopThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, new gear bags and much more club merchandise. CongratulationsThe club would like to congratulate one of our club volunteers Colleen Feeney & Mark on their recent engagement.Malin GAA hosting 5K this Wednesday was last modified: August 8th, 2016 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:5kInishowenMalin GAAlast_img read more

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30 JOBS SAVED AS BANKRUPT BARS SOLD

first_imgUP to 30 jobs have been saved after two pubs which were in administration were sold.The Brewery and The Central on Letterkenny’s Main Street were being run by specialist accountants since being taken over from members of the Blaney family ten weeks ago.Sean Carr, from insolvency experts Vision Accountancy, told the Tir Choniall Tribune today that members of the Blaney family would continue to run the pubs but refused to say who the new owners are. “It (the sale) comes as a massive relief for the staff and their families and is also important for the social and economic fabric of Letterkenny’s Upper Main Street which was decimated over the last number of years.“Thirty people are still in jobs rather than joining the dole queues or emigrating.”Other businesses which also went bust are also being sold in the next few days, he said.This included the Lagg Service Station in Milford and a shop in Kerrykeel. The group of businesses went bust owing millions of euro to the banks.It’s not clear what return there will be in the new arrangements for creditors. 30 JOBS SAVED AS BANKRUPT BARS SOLD was last modified: June 12th, 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:administrationBlaneysjobsletterkennyThe BreweryThe Central Barlast_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img Paws 4 Healing will offer reading sessions with live dogs, 1-3 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. L.A. Catholic Alumni Club Singles will meet for dinner and socializing, 5 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 N. The Old Road, Valencia. Call Liane at (818) 708-6951 to R.S.V.P. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities, throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Spider program, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19151 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Fiction Light Book Club will discuss “Good in Bed” by Jennifer Weiner, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY American Association of University Women meeting will feature dinner and speakers from the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association, 6:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 24021 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call Teresa Leonard at (661) 296-3049 or e-mail her at leonbrook@aol.com to R.S.V.P. Lion’s Club will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Family Day Care Association will present a workshop titled “Children in Crisis,” 7:30-8:30 p.m. at The New Apostolic Church, 28877 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 296-9885. Fiction Book Club will discuss “Egyptologist” by Arthur Phillips, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Grants 101 workshop for nonprofits, 9 a.m.-noon at the SCV Resource Center in the Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost $20. Call (661) 250-3720 or e-mail info@scvrc.org to R.S.V.P. Job & Career Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Lonnie Davis at (661) 362-3394. Informational meeting for prospective students wishing to pursue a Special Education Credential through California State University Bakersfield, 5 p.m. at the University Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call Theresa Zuzevich at (661) 362-5474. Fantasy Book Club will discuss “Eragon,” 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class will be presented, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Old Town Farmers Market, 4-8 p.m. at 29222 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4347. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Scholastic Book Fair to benefit Highlands School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Room 44 at Emblem School, 22635 Espuella Drive, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3859. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Parent U Conference, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Cost: $15. Call (661) 255-4965 or visit www.scyouthandfamily.com. Animal Friends story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. last_img read more

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Family of the late musician ‘Rainy Boy Sleep’ appeal for help

first_imgThe heartbroken family of the late musician Stevie Martin, also known as ‘Rainy Boy Sleep’ have launched an appeal for help in order to find a tattoo artist. The talented musician was reported missing after his car was found abandoned at Fanad Lighthouse, his body was discovered weeks later close to Co. Sligo.Mr Martin had a tattoo on his chest, but due to the condition of his body when he was found, the tattoo was only partially visible . The quote read, ‘Hope is to enrich, that no……’It is not known what the full quote was, and his mother is desperate to track down the artist as she wants to get the quote tattooed on her.Ms Martin, who is from Lifford in Donegal, contacted tattoo studio Belfast City Skinworks for help, and the shop has since spread the appeal for information to its thousands of followers – but so far the full phrase, and the artist behind it, remains a mystery.Skinworks owner Donal Kelly told The Irish News,”So far we have had a lot of suggestions about what the full quote might be, but nothing concrete to go on. “Since we put this out online, the response has been phenomenal, but we still don’t know who the tattoo artist was, or what the tattoo read.“As Stevie was a lyricist, it’s possible the words were something he came up with himself. Someone out there must know what it read, or who did it.”“If we can find out, we would be happy to offer Stevie’s mother this tattoo for free, as it would be a wonderful tribute to her very talented son.”Family of the late musician ‘Rainy Boy Sleep’ appeal for help was last modified: September 28th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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A’s Estrada has back procedure, Trivino out with thumb injury

first_imgOAKLAND — Athletics starting pitcher Marco Estrada, who missed his start Monday night because of back pain, will miss at least one more after undergoing a procedure for pain relief.More of a short-term concern for the Athletics is set-up reliever Lou Trivino, who has a thumb injury and may or may not be ready for the upcoming nine-game road trip to Toronto, Boston and Pittsburgh.Already on the 10-day injured list, Estrada’s absence will exceed that date. A’s trainer Nick Paparesta said …last_img

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