President Sirleaf Visits George W. Bush Presidential Library-Museum

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has paid a historic visit to the George Walker Bush, Jr. Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University in Texas, United States of America, and later met the former U.S. President.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf visited the Presidential Library and Museum recently while in the U.S. for the United Nations General Assembly in New York.The permanent exhibit at the Library and Museum looks at the life and career of President George W. Bush. The exhibit brings the story of President and Mrs. Bush’s leadership to life for visitors by highlighting the principles they followed when making key decisions and by promoting an understanding of the presidency, American history, and public policy.At the Library, the President was taken on a guided tour by the Curator of facility, Ms. Amy Polley.Artifacts, documents, audiovisual, and interactive components capture the key decisions and events of the Presidency of George W. Bush. Visitors experience many facets of President Bush’s time in the White House, including the campaign and the 2000 election, key legislative moments from the presidency, and compassionate policy initiatives enacted during his Administration.During her Tete-a-tete with President Bush, President Sirleaf among other things recounted his role in the search for lasting peace in Liberia, the formation of a Transitional Government and the holding of free, fair and democratic elections in 2005 as well as his commitment to consolidate the fragile peace that is now being nurtured.President Sirleaf was accompanied to the Library and Museum by Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Jeremiah Sulonteh, and a host of government officials.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘NEW GARDA ROSTERS ARE A JOKE AND THEY DON’T WORK’ – GARDA

first_imgA CO DONEGAL Garda today hit out at Taoiseach Enda Kenny over cutbacks in the force after a Dail debate earlier today.The officer didn’t want to be identified and wanted his location and rank concealed.But he echoed what several Gardai have told donegaldaily.com in recent weeks. With the scrapping of the Glenties District and fewer cars and Gardai on patrol, the Garda said he found it “astounding” a claim by Mr Kenny that new rosters are increasing contact with the public.“The facts on the ground are different and I was amazed to hear his (the Taoiseach’s) response,” said the Garda.“This system of policing has been tried in other countries including Britain and there they are talking about scrapping them again.“With the closure of rural stations and the scrapping of the Glenties district altogether, we will – and are – losing touch with the communities we look after. “They are our eyes and ears and without them, policing becomes impossible.”He said a patrol car at night in a rural area “just can’t get to the other side of a District” at any speed.“If there’s an emergency, the fact is that it might take more than 40 minutes to get to a scene depending on your location at the time,” he said.“And there is often no-one else available to help out at that time. We are being dictated to by a mentality in Dublin who see Donegal on a map and think ‘sure it’s just up the road’ and they don’t realise the vast distances involved on bad and bending rural roads.”He also spoke out on how Garda bosses in the capital have “failed miserably” to take into account the population centres in the North which can seriously increase crime in Donegal. “The fact that Derry is literally on our doorstep isn’t even taken into consideration when it comes to staffing levels when clearly having the country’s four largest city there is always going to impact on Donegal,” he said.New garda rosters came into effect April and, according to the Government, are aimed at improving efficiency and targeting resources at peak times.The changes were negotiated under the Croke Park Agreement have been described as among the most significant for gardaí in 40 years.Previously, the garda roster cycle was based around four units working eight-hour shifts, with one unit resting at any given time. However, the new rosters involve more flexible ten-hour shifts with staggered starting times and a six-day on, four-day off cycle.Each garda will work an average of 40 hours before overtime.The idea is to schedule staff better to meet peak demand at weekends.“They are a joke and they don’t work,” the Garda told us, “they’ve decreased flexibility rather than increased it.”The issue of Garda resources was raised in the Dail today by Donegal Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn.He specifically mentioned a case in Newtowncunningham who gave a Garda a lift to a crime scene because no patrol car was available.Our earlier report is herehttps://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/07/04/garda-with-no-car-case-raised-in-the-dail/‘NEW GARDA ROSTERS ARE A JOKE AND THEY DON’T WORK’ – GARDA was last modified: July 5th, 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)Tags:’NEW GARDA ROSTERS ARE A JOKE AND THEY DON’T WORK’ – GARDAlast_img read more

Two Valley men die in separate shootings

first_imgTwo men were killed in unrelated shootings in the San Gabriel Valley Tuesday morning. In Baldwin Park at about 7 a.m., shots were fired near Stewart and Live Oak avenues, according to the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. Baldwin Park police Lt. Raul Martinez said a 60-year-old man was pronounced dead at Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center after suffering a gunshot wound to the upper torso. No arrests had been made and the victim’s name had not been released. Deputy Luis Castro said anyone with any information should contact the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau at (323) 890-5500. In Hacienda Heights, a 37-year-old man was fatally shot at his home on the 1800 block of Charlemont Avenue around 10 a.m. Edward Berber died at the scene from at least one gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. The victim was found in bed, said Industry Sheriff’s Sgt. Dean Scoville. No arrests were reported, and no other information was immediately available. From staff and wire reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 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

FUBA NBL playoff Semis: Oilers hold off Warriors to take 2-1 lead

first_imgAction between City Oilers and Warrior on Tuesday. (PHOTO/FUBA)FUBA National Basketball LeagueCity Oilers 67-60 WarriorsMTN Arena, LugogoWednesday, 20-11-2019LUGOGO – Oilers are back in business and closing in on another finals’ appearance.On Tuesday night, the 6-time FUBA Ntional Basketball League defending champions defeated Warriors 67-60 in their semi final game three to take a 2-1 lead in the best of 5 semi final series.It was a game that brought out some nerves from the Oilers’ camp and needed a brilliant third quarter to take care of Ronnie Mutebi’s side.Going into the last 10 minutes holding a 1-point lead, Mandy Juruni’s side scored 22 points and restricted Warriors to just 16 to win the contest by 7.Earlier, both sides were lucking in their offensive as they each managed just 8 first quarter points.However, that would change in the second as Oilers threw down 21 points while Warriors managed 17 to see the defending champions take a four point lead into the long break.In the third, Warriors would run out on top, winning it 21-16 and cut the deficit to just one.Despite the good third quarter, Warriors came out short in the fourth to lose the game 67-60 and ensure that Oilers are just one win away to a 7th consecutive finals’ appearance.For Oilers, James Okello was on song in the victory as he managed a double double of 19 points and 11 rebounds on the night. Tony Drileba (17) and Ben Komakech (11) were the others who registered double figures in terms of scoring while Landry Ndikuma was big on the boards, collecting a game high 18 rebounds.Warriors on the other hand lost but had two players register double doubles on the night with Saidi Amisi managing a game high 26 points and 10 rebounds while Stanley Mugerwa scored 10 points and as many boards.The biggest disappoint for Mutebi’s side was their bench which managed just 13 points.In the other day’s game, UCU Lady Canons took a 2-1 lead in their Ladies division playoff semi final with KCCA Leopards thanks to a 77-71 victory.Rose Akon was the star of the show as she registered another double double of 25 points and 13 rebounds.On the other side, Martha Soigi was unfortunate to end up on the losing side after she threw down 25 points while shooting 11-16 from the field.Comments Tags: city oilersFUBA NBL 2019James OkelloMandy JuruniRonnie MutebiSaidi AmisiWarriorslast_img read more

Donegal Women’s Centre speaks out following rugby rape trial verdict

first_imgDonegal Women’s Centre has reached out to survivors following the announcement of the ‘not guilty’ verdict at the rugby rape trial yesterday. The four men, two of them rugby stars, were acquitted of all charges following a high-profile nine week trial.Paddy Jackson was found not guilty of rape and sexual assault.Stuart Olding was found not guilty of rape.Blane McIlroy was found not guilty of exposure.Rory Harrison was found not guilty of perverting the course of justice and withholding information. Following the announcement of the verdict, #IBelieveHer began trending on Twitter.Solidarity rallies are also being held across the country today, with many donating to charities that work with survivors of sexual assault.A solidarity rally is taking place at Market Square, Letterkenny, today, between 12:30pm and 1:30pm.On the event page, the organiser for the Letterkenny rally says: “A gathering at the bandstand to show our support for the victim in response to the recent Belfast rape trial.” Speaking after the announcement yesterday, Donegal Women’s Centre released a statement saying: “If you have been affected by today’s outcome of the trial in Belfast, we are here to support you.“If you would like to talk with one of our Listeners in a safe & confidential space, just call us on 074 9124985. You are not on your own, we are here to support you.“Donegal Women’s Centre provides a listening service with trained Listeners for women to be heard in a safe, confidential and understanding space. Our Listeners are trained around any concerns or issues you may wish to bring.“This service is for women who want to talk over any problem or difficulty in their lives. Nothing that troubles you is considered “trivial” or “silly” – our listeners are here for you to talk to in confidence.“To make an appointment or for more information on this free service, contact the Centre on 074 9124985.” The Rape Crisis Network has also vowed to support those who have been affected by sexual assault.“We want to say today to survivors of sexual crime that when you need us or are ready to talk about what happened to you we in Rape Crisis will be there for you, we believe you, and we will support you.“We have a range of supports available for both survivors and their supporters. This includes a free accompaniment service for survivors who wish to report or even have a conversation with a Garda about reporting and if the case does proceed to every court date. Please contact your local rape crisis centre to ask about this service.”You can find all the information you need on www.rapecrisishelp.ie You can also get in touch with Donegal Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre – Freephone: 1800 44 88 44 www.donegalrapecrisis.ieFor information about Sexual Assault Treatment Units, visit: http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/5/sexhealth/satu/Donegal Women’s Centre speaks out following rugby rape trial verdict was last modified: March 29th, 2018 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:donegal women’s centrepaddy jacksonrugby rape trialstuart oldinglast_img read more

Gardai and ambulance personnel rush to crash near Newtowncunningham

first_imgGardai and a number of ambulances are attending a crash on the Killea to Newtowncunningham road. One car is involved in the crash which happened after 9pm near the former Argony Pipe pub.It is not known if anybody has been injured in the crash. Diversions are in place.Gardai and ambulance personnel rush to crash near Newtowncunningham was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

New heights reached at end of the ASCENT journey

first_img“More and more people are seeking out wild and beautiful yet fragile landscapes and the challenge of protecting these landscapes from visitor pressures is global” delegates at the ‘ASCENT to Summit’ European Conference in Dungloe were told on Wednesday.This conference which was hosted in the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe marks the end of the ASCENT project which was set up to find ways to allow visitors to enjoy those landscapes, while still protecting them.Donegal County Council along with a number of regions from across Europe first embarked on this journey back in 2016 to look at sustainable management at seven unique upland sites including Errigal Mountain in Donegal. The Summit of Errigal Mountain which is one of seven unique upland sites considered as part of the EU ASCENT project looking at new ways to conserve, protect and sustain these natural sites without taking from the experience they offerLiam Ward, Director of Service Donegal County Council and Chairperson of the ASCENT Steering Committee, explained that the conference was a culmination of research and exchange of international best practice across the Northern Periphery Area of Europe.He said “Donegal County Council managed the three year project and worked with multi-region European partners whose collective experience created new ways to conserve, protect and sustain these natural sites without taking from the experience they offer”.He also acknowledged the support of the INTERREG VB Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (2014 – 2020), which allowed for the implementation of innovative measures to better manage and conserve the seven sites of natural beauty for future generations.25 delegates from across the Northern Periphery and Arctic Area of Europe travelled to Dungloe to attend the project’s closing conference on Wednesday last (26th June). European delegates attending the ASCENT to Summit Conference hosted by Donegal County Council in the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe on Wednesday with Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan and Donegal County Council Chief Executive Seamus Neely.Speaking at the conference An Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Nicholas Crossan explained that “while this marks the end of the ASCENT journey; like all journeys its legacy will continue on the path to sustainable management”.Speaking about the work in Donegal he added “through the commitment of local, regional and national stakeholders, and the community of Dunlewey, in working with Donegal County Council, only then was it possible to find and formulate a solution for one of Ireland’s most important upland sites.”Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan launching the ASCENT Conference Report at the ASCENT to Summit European Conference in the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe on Wednesday.Mr Trygve Sunde Kolderup from Norwegian Scenic Hikes speaking at the ASCENT to Summit European Conference in the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe on Wednesday.A planning application for Habitat Restoration and Sustainable Access was approved by Donegal County Council on April 24th 2019, which allowed for trialling works to commence across two sites in most need of repair on Donegal’s highest peak.Seven people from Dunlewey and the Sliabh Liag area took part in an upskilling programme on Errigal last week learning more about the highly skilled hand built techniques required for path work ensuring that the necessary skills for upland path repair and maintenance are retained within the local community.Rosita Mahony from Donegal County Council explained that “the ASCENT project demonstrated the value of international partnerships in meeting environmental challenges, finding solutions, encouraging responsible recreation and importantly, empowering local communities to respond to future challenges.” In recognition of its contribution to managing uplands sustainably, the ASCENT project recently received an award for innovation in the Environment sector from the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) in Belfast, Northern Ireland.The conference concluded with Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan and the Deputy Chair of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Cllr Terry Andrews officially launching the ASCENT Conference Report, which provides a key resource to better inform the sustainable management in European Uplands and Natural Environments.  The achievements of those who completed the upskilling programme were also formally acknowledged.Brendan O’Donnell from Dunlewey receiving training certificate from Cathaoirleach Cllr. Nicholas Crossan and Andres Arnalds at the ASCENT to Summit European Conference in the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe on Wednesday.New heights reached at end of the ASCENT journey was last modified: June 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ASCENTErrigallast_img read more

Ohio Agri-Women Awards 2019 scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Agri-Women recently named the recipients of its 2019 scholarships. The recipients include McKenna Marshall, Meredith Oglesby, Abbygail Pitstick and Lauren Almasy. Ohio Agri- Women is part of American Agri-Women, a national coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women. Here are more details about the scholarship winners:McKenna Marshall is the $1,000 Graduate Scholarship winner. She is attending Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up working on her family dairy and crop farm, while experiencing Ohio Agri-Women with her mother. She hopes to stay involved with her family farm while working as a farm and small animal vet.Meredith Oglesby is the $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship winner. She is attending The Ohio State University majoring in agricultural communication with a minor in environment, economy, development, and sustainability. While maintaining a herd of cattle she hopes to work in communications for the non-profit sector focused in food security and hunger, increasing food access and healthy eating across the state of Ohio.Abbygail Pitstick is the $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship winner. She is attending Wilmington College majoring in Animal Science with minors in Agribusiness and Crop Production. She owns and operates Sister’s Cattle Company consisting of purebred Hereford cows. She hopes to expand her cattle operation while working in the Animal Nutrition field.Lauren Almasy is the $500 Entrepreneurial Scholarship winner. She is attending The Ohio State University majoring in Animal Science and Dairy Production. She grew up on her family farm that led her to starting her own Brown Swiss herd. She developed a “Farm to Fridge” program to present at libraries to educate consumers about where their milk comes from and collect donations for the food pantry. She hopes to work as a Dairy Nutritionist.American Agri-Women promotes the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and energy supply. Since 1974 AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. For more information or to join visit AmericanAgriWomen.org. Find and follow AAW on social media at: Facebook.com/AgriWomen/, Twitter.com/Women4Ag/(@Women4Ag) and Instagram.com/AmericanAgriWomen/ (@americanagriwomen).last_img read more

Weekly Poll: Is a 3D Phone in Your Future?

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#Poll sarah perez But while 3D may be gimmicky, it can be fun, too – especially for gamers. Plus, lets not forget the bragging rights it entitles you to: “Oh your phone runs apps? Well mine runs 3D apps!” That has to count for something, right?So what do you think, 3D or no 3D? Would you buy a 3D smartphone to get access to this new futuristic feature? Let us know in this week’s ReadWriteMobile poll.center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Apple may be considering adding a 3D photo capabilities to a future iPhone, according to this recently uncovered patent application. Of course, Apple patents many things, so you can’t take this as confirmation of a forthcoming iPhone feature. That said, there are some 3D-enabled smartphones arriving on the market ahead of any potential dual-camera equipped iPhone. Most notably, the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint and the LG Optimus 3D, now known as the AT&T Thrill 4G.But for all the sizzle that a 3D smartphone can deliver, is this something consumers actually want? Do you want one?These early 3D phones are impressive, considering how few years have passed between the flip-to-open clamshell devices and the dual-core, 1+ GHz, high-res, app-running modern marvels we have today. But experience-wise, 3D still has a way to go before it’s an ideal interaction on a small screen.Viewing angles are narrow – you have to hold the phone just right in order to enjoy the 3D effects – so forget crowding around the smartphone to share a 3D video with friends. It’s a one-person show for now. There’s also a general lack of commercial content in 3D, although that may change in time. And then there are the headaches. Image credits: HTC; PCMaglast_img read more

Money Monday

first_imgBy Dr. Barbara O’NeillI just discovered I’m the victim of identity theft. What do I do now?If you suspect that your personal information has been used to commit fraud or theft, you should take the following four steps right away.1. Contact the fraud department of one of the three major credit bureaus. Request that a “fraud alert” be placed on your file, and include a statement that creditors must get your permission before any new accounts are opened in your name. Once the credit bureau confirms your fraud alert, the other two credit bureaus will automatically be notified to place fraud alerts on your credit report, and all three reports will be sent to you free of charge so that you can dispute any inaccurate information.The three major credit bureaus are:Equifax: To report fraud, call 1-800-525-6285, and write: P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241. Web site: www.equifax.com.Experian: To report fraud, call 1-888-397-3742, and write P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013. Web site: www.experian.com.TransUnion: To report fraud, call 1-800-680-7289, and write: Fraud Victims Assistance Division, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790. Web site: www.transunion.com.Once you receive your credit reports, review them carefully for any inaccuracies. Notify the credit bureau as soon as possible by telephone and in writing should you find any errors. You should check your reports periodically, especially in the first year after you’ve discovered the theft, to make sure no fraudulent activity has occurred.2. Contact all creditors involved. Credit accounts include all accounts with banks, credit card companies and other lenders, phone companies, utilities, and other service providers. Let them know that your accounts may have been used without your permission or that new accounts have been opened in your name. If your accounts have been used fraudulently, close those accounts, and ask that new cards and account numbers be issued to you.Be sure to use new Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) and passwords. Check your billing statements carefully, and report any fraudulent activity immediately. Many banks and creditors will accept the “ID Theft Affidavit” available at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft to dispute the fraudulent charges. If they don’t, ask them to send you the company’s fraud dispute forms.3. File a report with your local police or the police in the community where the identity theft occurred. Keep a copy of the report. Your creditors may want a copy to validate your claims. If you can’t get a copy, at least get the report number.4. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC provides useful information to identity theft victims and maintains a database of identity theft cases for use by law enforcement agencies. To file a report with the FTC, call their Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338); by mail at, Identity Theft Clearinghouse, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580; or online at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft//.You may also want to request a copy of the publication, “ID Theft: When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name.” Remember to keep a record of all of your contacts. Start a file with copies of your credit reports, the police report, any correspondence, and copies of disputed bills. You may also want to keep a log of your conversations with creditors, law enforcement officials, and any other relevant contacts. Be sure to follow up all phone calls in writing, and send all correspondence certified mail, return receipt requested.Military personnel can also have their credit “frozen” during deployment. This ensures that any attempts to open new credit cards or to increase a credit limit under the service member’s name is carefully scrutinized by lenders. This freeze can be put in place for 1 year, and will remove the service member from pre-screened credit card offers for up to 2 years. Active Duty Alerts also help service members by protecting their credit report for 1 year. For more information on both options, visit the N.C. Department of Justice’s ID Theft Tips for Military Personnel.Browse more military personal finance webinars and articles by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on July 22, 2013last_img read more