‘Street Child Liberia’ Empowers Parents of 211 Children

first_imgIt started with the sending of nine young Liberians, collected from the streets of Monrovia, to form part of its larger programs and sent them to participate in the second ever Street Child World Cup in Brazil, and according to Program Director Michael John Bull yesterday, “It was the remarkable life-changing experience for the young ambassadors of Liberia.”This time, it was the provision of a total grant amount of U$22, 610.00 to the parents of 211 street children who have already been reunited with their them (parents), and attending schools regularly, “to ensure that they don’t return to the streets, hence the provision of the grants,” said Director Bull, at the assembly hall of the Educational Promoters in Chocolate City, Gardnersville, Monrovia.“This money to you the parents,” director Bull said, “is not for you but to help you to engage in a profitable business to help the upkeep of your children.” The grant amount was provided by Street Child UK, and each parent received a modest amount of U$100.00.“This grant is to supplement the already educational incentive that your children have benefitted,” he told the parents, almost 90 percent females.“Originally each parent should have received U$104.00 but we are reserving the U$4.00 and after 20 weeks all of you will be reviewed and if you are successful, the money will then be used to open a bank account of your choice,” Bull said.Street Child Liberia carried out last weekend, two days of refresher training about money and business management, he said, “Every Liberian child can be anything they want only if the parents give them the opportunity to learn.”Director Bull said his next targets are 40 amputee children who will receive prosthetics and proper medical treatment; children who live their lives and survive on dumpsters and children who live in graveyards in the city.“The family business assistance will also continue,” he said. “There are also efforts to get 3 teachers, under our sponsorship to train at the Grand Bassa Community College to take over educational facilities at Districts 3 and 4.” Similar arrangement is going in Grand Cape Mount County.Bull appealed to Liberian businesses, entrepreneurs and other humanitarians to join Street Child Liberia to provide essential services to the children. Street Child Liberia board chairman Thomas Blah attended the ceremony.The 211 children are scattered through 44 schools in Monrovia, including Abdullah A. Tunis Islamic School, Vai Town, George Weah Foundation School, Clara Town, Slipway Public School, St. Luke Community School, Battery Factory, and Little Bishop Institute, Topoe Village.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3 nabbed with illegal gun, ammo during Essequibo Coast raid

first_imgThree persons are now in Police custody, after they were busted with an illegal firearm and ammunition in their homes during separate searches conducted by Police at Charity Extension Scheme, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). Based on the information received, Police ranks from G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands) on Friday conducted searches on two homes after an alleged shooting was reported in the area.During one of the searches, a 7.62 x 39mm spent shell was found and two adult males and one female juvenile were arrested.Meanwhile, one 9mm pistol along with its magazine and 10 live rounds of ammunition was unearthed during another search. A male suspect in custody has since admitted ownership of the weapon.As the suspects remain in custody, an investigation into the matters has since been launched and is currently in progress.last_img read more

Three days of Canada Day celebration in Fort St. John

first_imgThe fun continues Sunday, June 30, with another party in the park from 4 to 8 p.m., with something for the whole family, including inflatables, wagon rides, a petting zoo and free food. That event is followed by a barn dance in the park, starting at 8 p.m. The big day is Monday, July 1, with the Canada Day parade, fireworks, and Classic Car Show ’n Shine. This year’s parade will begin at 11 a.m. from the North Peace Arena. The parade will proceed from there on to 96 Avenue, making a right onto 100 Street. It will follow up Main Street and make another right at 108 Avenue. Shortly after, the parade will make another right onto 98 Street, following all the way down to 101 Avenue, where the parade will make a left and follow for a block. They will make one more right and follow that last straight stretch back to the arena.- Advertisement -For a map of where the parade will be please click here.The parade will be followed by another celebration in the park from 12 until 4 p.m., while the Classic Car Show ’n Shine takes place at the base of 100 Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will culminate with the classic Canada Day fireworks at 11 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring camping chairs to the lawn of North Peace Secondary School for the best view.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘WE CAN’T RELY ON SIGNS IN WINDOWS TO OVERCOME IRISH WATER’ – PROTESTORS

first_imgInishowen Against Water Charges & Right2Water Donegal, say any agreement with Irish Water Contractors may be being overly optimistic.They say that in a number of other areas throughout the country, agreements such as these have been made with varying degrees of success.“When we received the offer of a meeting, we in Right2Water Donegal & Inishowen Against Water Charges acknowledged the offer, however, we pointed out that no installation of water meters was taking place as the water metering programme in Donegal was suspended.” We will continue to support every group in the campaign and acknowledge that they must campaign in the way they decide, said a spokesman.The question does now need to be asked as to why anyone would sign a document effectively giving licence for metering to restart in the county.”Inishowen Against Water Charges and Right2Water in Donegal have been to the forefront of the water charges movement in the county. We are very much a people’s movement and always try to activate as many people in this movement as possible.We believe that any meeting should be as broad and as inclusive, to represent as many views of people who oppose water charges and metering, as possible. We felt that it would be inappropriate to attend such a meeting without at least seeking a mandate from the communities first. This isn’t our call to make, unless householders in Inishowen, and especially those who are active against water meters, want it. No small group of people can enter into an agreement like this on behalf of whole of Inishowen without proper widespread consultation. When the group received the offer of a meeting, they say they felt it was only right to begin a consultative process with the people of Inishowen.“This consultation is still ongoing.“In our discussions to date no one as yet has thought an agreement was the way to go, although a few people did think a meeting may be useful.The hard pressed householders of Inishowen must always be taken into consideration. People have a right to at least be asked for their view before any agreement is entered into.The anti-water charges movement is a collective effort and so consideration must also be given to people in the rest of the county, many of whom have already worked very hard to oppose metering. Given that assurances were given to groups in the county that houses which had signs up indicating they did not want a meter would not receive one, and that these assurances were subsequently broken, we feel this would make them untrustworthy.Inishowen Against Water Charges & Right2Water Donegal say they urge the householders of Inishowen not to become complacent and rely on signs on windows alone to deter the installers.“The success of the Right2Water campaign to date has been through a combined approach of resisting water meters, non-payment of charges, mass peaceful protests and persistent political pressure.“We need to ensure that all of these tactics are employed to the fullest extent of our ability at all times, in order to defeat the water charges and abolish Irish Water. ‘WE CAN’T RELY ON SIGNS IN WINDOWS TO OVERCOME IRISH WATER’ – PROTESTORS was last modified: July 22nd, 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)Tags:donegalIrish Waterprotestslast_img read more

TG4 TO SHOW DONEGAL COUNTY FINAL LIVE

first_imgTG4 will show the St Michael’s v Glenswilly County Championship Final live this Sunday.Throw-in is at 4pm with coverage beginning at 3.30pm on the Irish language TV station. Donegaldaily.com also will have full coverage of the big game.Available to everyone – including anyone on a smart phone in this red and white Sierra in Creeslough!TG4 TO SHOW DONEGAL COUNTY FINAL LIVE was last modified: October 1st, 2011 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:GAA ST MICHAEL’S V GLENSWILLYlast_img read more

Tyler, Oaks Chr. resolve conflict

first_img Tyler rushed for a game-high 187 yards and three touchdowns as the host Lions rolled to a 58-14 win over Palmdale in a game many considered to be Oaks Christian’s biggest test in its five-year history. “Before the game, when they were doing their Falcon jumping jacks, I was feeling it. I grew up playing for the Palmdale Youth Football League and once you’re a Falcon, you’re a Falcon for life,” Tyler said. Oaks Christian (6-0) led 22-14 at halftime, but needed a late scoring drive to break the tie before halftime. Palmdale running back Dominic Blood was impressive in the first half, scoring both Falcon touchdowns on 2-yard runs. In the second half, however, Oaks Christian began to spread its offense. Clausen passed for 165 of his 215 yards and both of his touchdowns in the second half. Oaks Christian also got a key 103-yard interception return for a touchdown by junior Marshall Jones, one of two interceptions for Jones on the night. Palmdale falls to 2-5 with the loss. Three of the Falcons’ losses have come to teams that won Southern Section titles. Palmdale lost to Div. X champ Crespi of Encino in Week 1, Div. III champ Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks in Week 3 and now Div. XI champ Oaks Christian. “In the first half, they came out and played hard,” Clausen said of Palmdale. “They’ve got some great guys. Dominic Blood and Tyreace House showed why they’re Division I prospects. “This was a big win for us. We wanted to prove we could beat a big school like Palmdale.” Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 ramona.shelburne@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “But tonight I wanted to show that Oaks Christian is for real. A lot of people from Lancaster had been calling me this week to say how we were going to lose, and I wanted to prove them wrong.” Tyler said he has remained friends with a lot of players from the Antelope Valley. On Friday night, that rapport was obvious. “They were talking a lot of trash, pinching me, pushing me,” Tyler joked. “It was fun.” Tyler commutes home to Lancaster every weekend but lives with Oaks Christian standout quarterback Jimmy Clausen’s family during the week. Tyler writes “661”, the area code in Lancaster, on his eye-black strips with a silver marker before every game. The rivalry between Tyler and Palmdale may have been fierce, but the competition between the teams on the field stayed close only for the first half. center_img WESTLAKE VILLAGE – Forgive Marc Tyler if he seemed a bit conflicted on Friday night … before the game. Tyler, who lives in Lancaster but commutes to play for Oaks Christian in Westlake Village, might have felt his loyalties tugged during pregame warm-ups, listening to his childhood friends from Palmdale chant during their famous “Falcon jumping jacks,” but once the game started, Tyler was all business. last_img read more

Premier League needs VAR: Top notes from European Football this past weekend

first_img Tags: Italian Serie Apremier leaguetop VAR is a feature in all the other top five leagues in the world apart from the Premier League1- Premier League Needs VAR: Manchester City fans are livid for multiple reasons. Wolves defender Willy Boly was in an offside position and used his hand to give Nuno Esperito Santo’s newcomers a go ahead goal at the Molieneaux on Saturday.Anger turned to incandescence when nothing was given for Ruben Neves’ wrestle on City skipper David Silva. Video Assistant Referees (VARs) could have and should have prevented the injustice Pep Guardiola’s side felt at two points denied.At St James’ Park, similar misfortune nearly befell Chelsea as Olivier Giroud was elbowed in the build up to Joselu’s leveler. I don’t buy the argument that VARs introduction will slow the game and deny us talking points. Football is a big industry in which we justice must be seen to be done. The technology is already doing wonders in the Bundesliga, Ligue One, Serie A and Primera Liga. Richard Scudamore ought to push for its introduction before January. 2- How To Stop Manchester City: In the euphoria of City’s epoch making season, scant credit was given to Championship sides Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers that pushed the PL champions to the limit in the Carabao Cup. Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is now unbeaten in three games against City, evidence that there is a way to prevent them from thriving. To avoid being on the receiving end of tennis scores, teams ought to study footage of how Wolves do it.3- Sarri-ball Delivering Early Dividends: To best appreciate how difficult the trip to Newcastle United is, it’s fitting to highlight the fact that in his five trophy laden  seasons at Chelsea, not once did Jose Mourinho  pick up maximum points at St James Park. Maurizio Sarri did so at the first attempt because the Magpies couldn’t cope with Chelsea’s possession based game. Headlines like ‘Chelsea Scrape to Victory over Newcastle’ are off the mark because they don’t take into consideration Chelsea’s total domination of this matchup:Chelsea broke their own club record for possession, overall passes completed and individual passes made. The 81 percent possession is second only to City’s 82 in a victory over Queens Park Rangers a few seasons ago. The 913 passes made is joint fourth on the all time EPL list along with Liverpool who made the same number against Huddersfield Town in 2017, and 62 less than City’s all time record of 975 set against Chelsea last season. Meanwhile, Jorginho’s 158 is in the top five, just 17 less than Ilkay Gundogan’s peak of 175 last season. It may be early days but Chelsea fans are happy bunnies.4- Napoli Remain Serie A Force: They may have lost manager Sarri and midfielder Jorginho, but Napoli remain Serie A’s best bet of ending  Juventus’ seven-year monopoly of the Scudetto.After two games, Carlo Ancelotti’s Neapolitans have a one hundred percent record after outmaneuvering Lazio and AC Milan, two of the would be title rivals. Allan is already excelling in the role vacated by Jorginho, whereas Ancelotti, has correctly, refused to dismantle a modus operandi that has delivered two second place finishes in the last three years.5- Arsenal Players Only As Good As West Ham’s: Unai Emery has his work cut out. Inspite of the Gunners’ 3-1 victory over West Ham United that temporarily lifted the gloom enveloping Emirates Stadium, there was nothing to in their performance to suggest Arsenal challenge for the title, or even a Top Four place.West Ham were Arsenal’s match in every department apart from finishing. If Marco Arnautovic hadn’t left his shooting boots home, I might have been penning a different story. Arsenal’s cause hasn’t been helped by dodgy summer recruitment. Mateo Guendouzi remains a work in process. Luca Torreira is a shadow of the Uruguayan terrier we saw at Russia 2018. Keeper Bernard Leno can’t dislodge dinosaur Petr Cech from goal whereas Sokratis hasn’t found his bearings. Arsenal need three seasons of rebuilding to challenge for silverware.Comments last_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Coastal rivers await steelhead

first_imgWith very little rain over the past week and the rivers on the drop, the end is likely in sight for the late, fall-run salmon season on the North Coast. The season has been somewhat of a disappointment to fishermen as only a couple major storms hit the coast and dropped enough rain to bring the Smith and Chetco up to ideal levels.While the fishing window was very small, that doesn’t necessarily mean the number of returning salmon was small. Even during the low water conditions, salmon were …last_img

[Infographic] YouTube’s Top 1,000 Channels Reveal An Industry Taking Shape

first_imgYouTube is still the pesky younger sibling of television, which is the wicked uncle of Hollywood. But the social video site is slowly becoming a formidable medium in its own right, creating new business models and spheres of influence for – literally – a million rising stars.OpenSlate, which describes its services as delivering “actionable information about the value of online video to advertisers,” recently put together an infographic analyzing the top 1,000 YouTube channels.Some of the findings are mind-blowing, like the fact that over one million YouTubers run ads on their content. To put it another way, YouTube writes checks to more than one million people monthly. That’s more than the U.S. television industry employs.The highest-performing 1,000 make a cool six figures a year. According to OpenSlate, the average revenue for the top 1,000 channels is $23,000 a month for an average annual payout of $276,000. (Contrary to popular belief, YouTube money is not easy money. Many of the top YouTubers have been at it for years. They produce content regularly, and employ cameramen, editors, researchers, managers and writers.)OpenSlate’s stats also showcase how influential these top YouTubers are. In the past 30 days, the top 1,000 generated more than 87 million social interactions (including comments, favorites, and ratings) on the site. Those interactions don’t stop at YouTube either; they spill out onto Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr (which was not included in OpenSlate’s research).The data also sheds light on YouTube’s premium content project, known as Original Channels. 23 of the 100 Original Channels made it into the top 1,000 in under a year. That’s especially impressive considering most of the top 1,000 have been on YouTube since as early as 2007.   Related Posts Tags:#web#YouTube 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Infographic created by OpenSlate – Discover the New Premium in Online Video. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting fruzsina eordoghlast_img read more

‘Revise Bru voters’ list after they return to Mizoram’

first_imgA conglomerate of major civil societies and student bodies on Friday demanded that revision of voters’ list among the Bru refugees living in Tripura be conducted only after they return to Mizoram, the State they originally belong to. Leaders of the NGO Coordination Committee placed the demand at a meeting with the Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra here. “Our stance is clear. Revision of voters’ list for Mizoram should be conducted only inside the State, and for the Brus, only after their return to Mizoram,” NGO Coordination Committee chairman Vanlalruata said after the meeting. He said the CEO informed them about instructions from the Election Commission to conduct revision of the electoral rolls in the Bru relief camps in North Tripura district. Mr. Vanlalruata said the Committee would hold a meeting about the EC’s instruction. “We discussed the modalities of Bru voters for parliamentary elections,” the CEO said, adding that the meeting was held in a spirit of mutual understanding. The meeting was held after an umbrella organisation of the Bru refugees living in six relief camps in Tripura urged CEC Sunil Arora to direct the Mizoram election department to revise rolls in the relief camps.last_img read more